Tuesday, May 3, 2011

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Random Oddities


Random Oddities

Posted: 03 May 2011 09:24 AM PDT

Why aren't Electricians delighted or defused, Musicians denoted or detonated, Models deposed, Tree Surgeons debarked, Dry Cleaners depressed or decreased?

Why aren't Playwrights deactivated, Secretaries defiled, Tanners debated, Sleepers debunked, Hypocrites decanted, Con men deployed, Debt Collectors debilitated, Logicians deposited, Florists deflowered?

Or Bankers decapitated, Security Agents deciphered, Jockeys derided, Park Attendants deranged, Writers described, Kings desired, The Falsely Modest decoyed, Plumbers deducted, Geologists defaulted, or Magistrates defined?

And shouldn't Concreters be deformed, Examiners degraded, Butchers delivered, Statisticians demeaned, Dental Technicians debited, Surveyors declined, Priests demoralised, Photographers depicted, Estimators devalued...

Last of all, Why aren't more politicians devoted?

-Author Unknown-


1000首歌曲制作日记

Posted: 03 May 2011 09:21 AM PDT

把牙根要紧,什么都可以撑过去;歌一首一首的写,把什么都忘记!

周金亮 Chow Kam Leong


Dare Najib take the lie detector test to prove that he never knew Altantuya?

Posted: 03 May 2011 09:04 AM PDT

Tuesday, 03 May 2011 15:00

Lie detector test? Get real, Surendran slams Datuk T, police

Written by  N Surendran

It was reported today that Shazryl Eskay Abdullah has called upon Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to take lie detector test over the Carcosa sex video. There is absolutely no need for Anwar to take any lie detector test.
As has been pointed out repeatedly, visual examination of the images in the video clearly show that the actor is not Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. The physical differences between Anwar and the actor in the video is obvious and unmistakable.
In the face of the unconvincing nature of the video evidence, what is the necessity of a lie detector test?
In any event, the 'Datuk T' trio, who are guilty of the criminal offence of exhibiting pornography in a public place, have no credibility whatsoever to make such a demand. In addition, one of the Datuk T trio is a former UMNO chief minister who was forced to resign under scandalous circumstances.
This is simply another attempt by Eskay and his co-conspirators to gain public support for their unbelievable allegation. And it follows the Datuk T trio's oath-taking fiasco last week which utterly failed to convince anyone that they are telling the truth.
As their campaign of villification falters amid public disbelief, Eskay and his cohorts are now relying on increasingly desperate and sensational tactics. It is a remarkable exposure of the Datuk T trio's twisted sense of justice and moral values that they see fit to isssue the lie detector demand to Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim after having made false and scandalous allegations against him.
We note that copies of the CD are now being mailed throughout the country in a vicious campaign of political assasination against Anwar Ibrahim.
We condemn the inaction and connivance of the police and the authorities with the exhibiting and distribution of the pornographic video, and call on the Barisan Nasional to end this type of low and sordid politics.
- N Surendran is a human rights lawyer and a vice president of PKR


Foto Palsu, Amerika Masih Diam. Taliban Dakwa Osama Masih Hidup

Posted: 03 May 2011 09:01 AM PDT

Dua foto yang dicantumkan

Soal Foto Palsu Jenazah Osama Pejabat AS Belum Memberikan Reaksinya

Foto jenazah Osama bin Laden, yang diterbitkan sebelum ini, ternyata hasil manipulasi dua foto berbeza yang disiarkan online dua tahun terakhir. Foto yang didakwa sebagai jenazah bin Laden itu ternyata telah beredar di internet sejak 2009 lalu.

Beberapa lamanweb akhbar Inggeris menggunakan foto tersebut pada halaman muka, namun dengan cepat mereka terpaksa menghapus foto itu setelah tersiar khabar bahwa foto itu hasil rekayasa. Hal yang sama juga terjadi di berbagai lamanweb surat kabar dan pejabat berita dunia.

Akhbar The Guardian terbitan Inggeris misalnya, menyatakan bahwa foto palsu itu digunakan pertama kali pada "themedialine.org," surat kabar online di Timur Tengah, pada tanggal 29 April 2009. Pihak editor menyatakan tidak dapat memastikan apakah foto tersebut asli atau palsu.

Sejak tahun 2009, sejumlah forum konspirasi bersikeras menyatakan bahwa foto itu tidak palsu dan sesuai mendakwa bahawa pemimpin AlQaeda telah terbunuh. Foto utama diambil dari bin Laden pada tahun 1998 dan digunakan oleh pejabat berita Reuters.

Presiden AS Barack Obama, sebelumnya (2/5) mengumumkan bahawa bin Laden terbunuh di tangan pasukan AS pada hari Ahad (1/5) setelah dia ditemukan di tempat persembunyiannya di Pakistan.

Sementara itu, seorang pejabat Amerika menyatakan bahawa jenazah bin Laden dilempar ke laut, seraya menyatakan bahwa "pemakaman" tergesa-gesa itu sesuai dengan hukum Islam, yang menetapkan waktu penguburan 24 jam setelah kematian. Hingga kini belum ada reaksi dari para pejabat Amerika Serikat mengenai tersebarnya foto rekayasa jenazah bin Laden itu. -republika


Osama Bin Laden Masih Hidup

ISLAMABAD - Pimpinan Taliban Pakistan mengklaim bahawa Osama Bin Laden masih hidup. Pihak Taliban menilai tuduhan Bin Laden terkorban tidak berasas.

Sebelumnya Presiden Amerika Serikat Barack Obama memastikan bahawa Bin Laden terbunuh dalam sebuah operasi militer AS di wilayah Abbottabad, Pakistan. Pemimpin jaringan teroris Al Qaeda tersebut terkorban dalam satu serangan tembakan.

Seperti disiar oleh Bloomberg, Selasa (3/5/2011), dakwaan bahawa Osama Bin Laden masih hidup ini, dilontarkan oleh Pemimpinan Taliban Pakistan yang mengirimkan pernyataan mereka kepada televisyen Pakistan GEO TV.

Osama Bin Laden dinyatakan tewas dalam pertempuran ketika pasukan kecil tentera AS menyerang sebuah rumah kecil di Abbotabbad. Pihak AS sendiri sudah memastikan bahawa Bin Laden memang sudah terbunuh setelah melakukan ujian DNA.

Dakwaan mengenai Osama Bin Laden masih hidup ini tentunya dapat menimbulkan kebingungan. Terlepas dari sudah keluarnya hasil ujianDNA yang dilakukan AS.

Seperti dikutip dari Arrahmah.com, Komandan Waliur Rahman, seorang komandan Mujahidin di Pakistan, menyatakan bahawa Syeikh Usamah bin Ladin masih hidup dan berada dalam keadaan sehat.

"Saya tidak bertemu secara langsung dengan Syeikh Usama, namun saya dapat mengesahkan dengan jelas kebenaran bahawa Syeikh Usama bin Ladin masih hidup dan dalam keadaan baik," ujar Waliur Rahman dalam kenyataan video yang diambil Arrahmah dari forum Islam Ansar, mengutip siaran berita BBC Arab. -okezone



Osama's death: What justice is Obama talking?

Posted: 03 May 2011 08:27 AM PDT

The notorious Osama bin Laden is dead. So what? It took the whole United States of America to gun down one guy, and President Barack Obama was quick to declare 'justice is done'! What an idiotic statement it was.

If you think terrorism will be buried together with Osama, you are practically brain-dead. Pakistan and the US will see reprisals from his death. The new leadership of al-Qaeda has already issued out warnings of making amends to his demise.

Malaysia, although far from being a target of terrorism nor a center for terrorist training ground, is taking necessary steps to guard its shores as nobody knows what will unfold after Osama was shot dead by American troops in Pakistan yesterday. Security has been beefed up at various checkpoints and Western diplomatic missions, including that of the Pakistanis.

And I agree with what Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said today that it is important to understand the mindset of the international criminals as they come in many forms, and they are not only limited to Islamic militants (read here).

However, what Obama said as 'justice is done' was emotionally an American-tuned statement. He is no better than George Bush in whatever sense. Such a statement only reflected how strong his despise is against Muslims by repeatedly uttering 'Islamic terrorist' again and again as a reference to Osama and al-Qaeda.

What justice was he talking when he needed the whole country to combat just a man or a small terrorist organisation? The fact that 9/11 is still haunting Americans, what justice has been served to the families of hundreds of thousand of Iraqis who were killed by the US and thousands more in Afghanistan?

What justice was served to the people if Iraq when the whole world has discovered the truth that Saddam Hussein regime did not possess any weapons of mass destruction (WMD), a bold excuse used by the Pentagon to attack and ransake the country in 2003 and Afghanistan a year earlier?

And what just has the Americans done for the people of Palestine for allowing Israel to continuously murder them?

Werent Israeli secret agents actually had their hands on the 9/11 attacks as unveiled by some American experts themselves?

We are also, and still, feel mad about the attacks on the Americans in 2001 but at the same time also feel disgusted at what the Americans did in avenging their vengeance.

What justice has been done to kill almost 1 million innocent people for one Osama bin Laden?


Mexico fact of the day

Posted: 03 May 2011 05:01 AM PDT

When the news was announced that Mexicans work longer days than anyone else in the world, many people here were too busy to notice.

"Really?" Marcelo Barrales said, "the longest?"

Mexicans work an average of ten hours a day, paid and unpaid labor, even though the country is far from the world's poorest. Belgians work the least number of hours a day, at seven. It can be argued that these long hours stem in part from the inefficiency of labor in Mexico, but still this should put to rest the cliched notion that in Mexico the work ethic is weak.


Gambar: Obama saksikan secara langsung ...?

Posted: 03 May 2011 05:04 AM PDT

Gambar: Obama saksikan secara langsung pembunuhan dan
kematian Usamah. Janazah segera dimasukkan ke dalam
beg berat dan dicampak ke dalam laut, tanpa prosedur
yang dituntut oleh syarak.

Kenapa juak-juak ahlis-sunnah wal-jama'ah
bisu menikus ...?.


Bekas Canselor Jerman Kecam Amerika Bunuh Osama

Posted: 03 May 2011 07:53 AM PDT

Mantan Cancelor Jerman Helmut Schmidt di Berlin, hari ini mengecam pembunuhan pemimpin Al Qaeda oleh komando Amerika Syarikat dan mengatakan bahawa tindakan itu melanggar undang-undang antarabangsa.

Berbicara dengan televisyen Jerman, Schmidt–kini 93 tahun dan menjadi Canselor Jerman 1974-1982 – menyatakan, pembunuhan terhadap Osama bin Laden jelas melanggar hukum antarabangsa yang ada.

Dia memperingatkan, operasi komando AS itu boleh memberi impak global yang tak dapat diramalkan, terutama di dunia Arab yang kini sedang dilanda rusuhan besar.

Sementara itu, dari Kairo, pemimpin pusat pengajaran Muslim Sunni Mesir, Al Azhar, mengecam "pembuangan" jenazah Osama bin Laden di laut oleh tentara Amerika Syarikat, semalam, sebagai satu penghinaan terhadap nilai-nilai agama dan kemanusiaan.

Umat Islam sangat menghormati pengkuburan di darat dan menerima pemakaman di laut hanya di dalam kes di mana mayat tidak dapat dipertahankan di atas kapal hingga kapal itu mencapai pantai.

"Imam Besar, Dr Ahmaed El-Tayeb, sheikh Al Azhar, mengecam laporan, jika benar, mengenai pembuangan jenazah Osama bin Laden ke laut itu," kata pernyataan yang dikeluarkan Al Azhar, yang dihormati di sekeliling dunia oleh banyak Muslim Sunni sebagai pusat pengajaran agama.

"Prosedur (pemakaman Bin Laden oleh AS) itu bertentangan semua nilai agama dan norma-norma kemanusiaan," kata pernyataan tersebut.

"Imam Besar menegaskan, dilarang dalam Islam merosakkan mayat, apa pun keyakinannya. Orang menghormati mayat dengan mengkuburkannya."

Seorang pengacara Islam terkenal Mesir juga mengecam tindakan AS itu dan menyatakan bahawa jenazah Osama bin Laden sebaiknya dimakamkan di negara asalnya, Arab Saudi, salah satu sekutu AS.

Sementara sebahagian orang senang dengan kematian Osama, terutama warga AS, beberapa pemimpin dan pengamat mengingatkan bahwa perjuangan Al Qaeda belum berakhir. -kompas


Dunia Lebih Selamat Dengan Kematian Osama - Najib

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak berkata dunia akan lebih selamat dan aman berikutan kematian pemimpin pengganas Al-Qaeda, Osman bin Laden, dalam satu operasi oleh pihak keselamatan Amerika Syarikat bersama Pakistan di luar Islamabad pada Isnin.

Perdana Menteri berkata kematian Osama adalah juga satu pengajaran bahawa keganasan tidak membuahkan sesuatu kebaikan sebaliknya membawa kemudaratan kepada semua pihak.

"Saya berharap bahawa pada masa akan datang, dunia akan lebih sedar bahawa keganasan bukanlah satu pendekatan yang patut dilakukan untuk mencapai apa juga tujuan," katanya kepada pemberita selepas merasmikan sambutan Rumah Terbuka Hari Vaisakhi 1Malaysia di Dataran Merdeka, di sini.

Najib berkata kerajaan Malaysia telah mengambil sikap menentang sebarang bentuk keganasan dan kefahaman yang keterlaluan ataupun ekstrem.

"Ini adalah selaras dengan prinsip agama Islam di mana perbuatan membunuh orang awam adalah dilarang dan ditegah dengan kerasnya oleh agama Islam," katanya.

Najib berkata Osama telah menggunakan Islam dalam perjuangannya dan telah memberi imej yang cukup negatif dan buruk terhadap Islam. "Sebab itulah, sebagai negara di mana majoritinya umat Islam, kita mesti juga menunjukkan pendirian kita yang mana dalam kita memartabatkan Islam, dalam kita memperjuangkan ketidakadilan dan sebagainya, kita mesti berpegang pada prinsip yang dibenarkan atau selaras dengan kehendak Islam." katanya.

Perdana Menteri berkata serangan 9/11 di bangunan Pusat Dagangan Dunia New York pada 2001 yang dirancang oleh Osama tidak boleh diterima oleh sesiapa yang mempunyai nilai ketamadunan dan juga tidak boleh diterima di sisi agama Islam.

Katanya ketidakadilan tidak boleh diperjuangkan menerusi penggunaan kekerasan atau melalui perbuatan membunuh orang awam yang tidak berdosa.

Katanya rakyat negara ini perlu menolak sebarang bentuk keganasan kerana kebijaksanaan berdasarkan pendekatan Wassatiah atau kesederhanaan dapat mencapai sesuatu yang diperjuangkan.

Mengulas tindakan pihak Amerika Syarikat itu, Najib berkata walaupun mengambil masa 10 tahun, pihak yang menjadi mangsa akan tetap tuntut pembalasan terhadap keganasan yang dilakukan ke atas orang awam yang menjadi mangsa pembunuhan.

Menyentuh tindakan rangkaian Al-Qaeda ke atas ancaman keselamatan negara, Najib berkata pada masa ini, tiada ada tanda-tanda yang anggota kumpulan itu berada di dalam negara.

Bagaimanapun, katanya polis akan berada dalam keadaan berjaga-jaga bagi mengesan mana-mana kumpulan yang mahu mengancam keselamatan negara kerana simpati dengan kematian pengasas kumpulan A-Qaeda itu.

"Ini satu tamparan yang hebat kepada Al-Qaeda, ini bukan bererti mereka akan terkubur sama sekali, kita tidak boleh anggap bahawa segala-galanya sudah pun tamat.

"Tetapi jelas bahawa kumpulan itu hilang kekuatan dengan kehilangan Osama bin Laden yang merupakan sumber inspirasi kepada pergerakan itu," katanya. -BERNAMA



Nik Aziz: Pandangan dunia selamat tanpa Osama 'kata tak cermat'

Kenyataan kononnya dunia akan lebih selamat dengan kematian Osama bin Laden di tangan pasukan elit Amerika Syarikat (AS) adalah pandangan tidak cermat, kata Mursyidul Am PAS Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat hari ini.

Selain itu tegas beliau, kenyataan seperti itu menampakkan diri pihak yang mengeluarkan pandangan berkenaan sebagai penyokong AS.

"Jika dunia lebih selamat dengan kematian Osama, adakah dunia juga lebih selamat dengan kewujudan Amerika?"
kata Nik Aziz (gambar) yang juga Menteri Besar Kelantan dalam satu kenyataan dikeluarkan.

Nik Aziz tidak menyebut nama pihak berkenaan yang mengeluarkan kenyataan sedemikian.

Semalam, Menteri Dalam Negeri Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein berharap kematian pemimpin kumpulan pengganas Al-Qaeda Osama bin Laden dalam satu operasi ketenteraan AS di Pakistan dapat membawa dunia ke arah keamanan dan keharmonian sejagat.

Namun, beliau memberi amaran bahawa perjuangan kumpulan yang terlibat dalam beberapa serangan pengganas di seluruh dunia itu tidak berkisar kepada seorang individu sahaja.

"Saya harap ia (kematian Osama) akan menjurus kepada keselamatan dan keamanan sejagat yang merupakan tanggungjawab bersama," katanya.

Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Razak pula berharap kematian pengasas Al-Qaeda itu akan membuatkan dunia menjadi lebih aman, selamat dan adil.

Beliau juga berharap kematian Osama akan dapat memulihkan semula nama baik Islam yang tercalar ekoran imej negatif dibawa oleh pengasas Al-Qaeda itu.

Beliau bagaimanapun mengingatkan kepada semua pihak bahawa meskipun kematian Osama memberi tamparan hebat kepada al-Qaeda, namun itu tidak bermakna pergerakan tersebut akan terkubur sama sekali sebaliknya ia tetap boleh disusun serta digerakkan semula.

"Kita tidak boleh anggap segala-galanya telah tamat ekoran kematian Osama tetapi jelas kehilangannya merupakan satu kehilangan bagi pihak Al-Qaeda terutama dari segi kekuatan kepada pergerakan itu.

"Di peringkat negara pula tiada tanda pergerakan al-Qaeda wujud. Namun begitu pihak polis akan terus berada dalam keadaan berjaga-jaga termasuk mengesan jika ada apa-apa tindakan daripada mana-mana pihak untuk menunjukkan simpati kepada kematian Osama,'' katanya. -TMI


Ulasan GB

Sungguh memalukan apabila PM Malaysia berkata dunia akan lebih selamat dan aman berikutan kematian pemimpin pengganas Al-Qaeda, Osman bin Laden yang dibunuh oleh Amerika sedangkan pemimpin bukan Islam sendiri iaitu mantan Cancelor Jerman Helmut Schmidt di Berlin, mengecam pembunuhan pemimpin Al Qaeda oleh komando Amerika Syarikat dan mengatakan bahwa tindakan itu melanggar hukum antarabangsa.



The epicentre of terrorism, Pukistan...oops Pakistan

Posted: 03 May 2011 06:02 AM PDT

No matter what they say, they are exactly that. Look at how they treat their minorities. They slay them. Look at how they push the 'blasphemy laws' in the United Nations. I hope the Americans wake up when the next time the Pakis face a natural disaster, let them ask it from their own kind and not depend on the infidels. Pukistan was built on the blood of Hindus.



American Muslims complain about how the US celebrated the death of OBL..

(US) Have you noticed something about Muslims. If they don't get their way they moan, if they get their way they moan and if somebody else gets their way..they moan.

Every time an Islamic terrorist incident has transpired in a western country, The message is sent out (Quite correctly) that not all Muslims are terrorists. In an Islamic one, they have no problem in venting their spleens in attacking non-Muslims. Be it Egypt Pakistan, Nigeria or even Tunisia. Crowds of the faithful have no problem attacking anybody or anything which doesn't belong to their very own special club.

After 9/11, Muslims around the world had no problem celebrating the murders of over 3,000 innocent people. They handed out sweets, paraded in their thousands and burnt (As usual) the US flag.

Yesterday, thousands of people in the US, celebrated the death of Osama Bin Laden. The man who is responsible for dividing the world, the man responsible for thousands of deaths and the man who has placed Islam under the spotlight of the entire world. After a decade of chasing him down he was finally caught, killed, bagged and dumped at sea within 24 hours. Did they burn another country's flag...No. Did they burn down the nearest mosque...No. Did they attack on mass Muslims...No. The people who chanted USA,USA,USA did so because the man who started a war against them, was finally run down after 10 years on the run.For a lot of Americans this was closure at last. You'd think that American Muslims would feel the same way. Silly me they don't. Continued here to the 'Eye On The World'


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One by One by One

Posted: 03 May 2011 05:43 AM PDT

Osama bin Laden, who aspired to found a caliphate on the rubble of New York City and Washington, instead spent a decade running from pillar to post before he was finally shot in the head, alongside one of his sons, in a walled compound in northern Pakistan. The weak horse stumbled and has been taken to the bone yard. Ten years is not too long to wait for such a fitting end.

Congratulations to the American special forces who executed the bold and sophisticated raid (a blend of overhead surveillance and one-on-one precision shooting). Congratulations to the intelligence agents who extracted key information from turncoats, analyzed and developed those leads, and scoped out the situation beforehand. Congratulations to President Obama for making the mission a priority and for seeing it through. And congratulations to former President Bush for vowing that Osama would be taken, dead or alive.

Perhaps the only oddity of the operation was burying the dead monster at sea. But the decision to sink bin Laden, lest his burial site become a rallying point, has precedent in the long, post–Civil War sequestration of John Wilkes Booth's corpse.

Booth's evil, great though it was, was not a patch on bin Laden's. Bin Laden was a common type throughout the modern world, not just its Muslim quadrant: the obscurely aggrieved rich kid turned zealot. He murdered thousands, including coreligionists, without remorse. He spoke of God and martyrdom, but what he really pursued was a fusion of the totalitarian temptation with romanticized bits of Dark Ages bric-a-brac.

The war on al-Qaeda and its imitators is by no means over. Terrorists will strike back in order to recoup their damaged prestige. Our relations with Pakistan must be reassessed in view of the seeming culpability of elements of its intelligence and military. One hopes Obama will reassess his campaign assaults on the very interrogation techniques that helped yield this coup. The temptation to wash our hands of failed states and the pathological cultures that underlie them will have even more appeal to both Left and Right, and the strains on our economy make it seem like good business sense. But the fight against al-Qaeda is not over, and it is far from our only enemy. September 11 thrust the United States into a generation-long conflict: It is our Thirty Years', perhaps our Hundred Years' War.

Bin Laden's death is a welcome antidote to self-hatred and funk. America remembers its own and defends itself. She goes not abroad, as John Quincy Adams once said, in search of monsters to destroy. But when they come in search of us, we will destroy them — one by one by one. National Review


Bin Laden saw us as evil and weak, and turned out to be wrong on both counts by Rich Lowry

Posted: 03 May 2011 05:40 AM PDT

The Russians have a proverb, "God hurries not, but misses not." In the case of Osama bin Laden, we may have been in a hurry, but still had to wait ten long years since the day he crushed and incinerated thousands on our soil. It's hard to know what the condign punishment is for such a savage act of mass murder. Getting shot in the head by U.S. forces who descend on your compound in an operation of ruthless efficiency and then jettison your corpse into the sea has to be close to the mark, though. As Pres. Barack Obama said, simply and unassailably, "Justice has been done."

For all his medieval obscurantism, bin Laden represented a quite contemporary anti-Americanism. He turned up the intensity of critiques of America as a predatory empire popular in precincts of the Left. "It wants to occupy our countries," bin Laden said when he first declared war on us, "steal our resources, impose agents on us to rule us, and then wants us to agree to all this." He continued, "Wherever we look, we find the U.S. as the leader of terrorism and crime in the world."

Although without staying power. He scorned us for exiting Somalia in the 1990s after "minor battles": "You left the area carrying disappointment, humiliation, defeat, and your dead with you." He saw us as both evil and weak, and proved wrong on both counts.

The raid against his compound had all the hallmarks of an American operation. Even when pursuing our most infamous enemy, we took every care to know we were attacking the right house containing the right people. For us, innocent life means something. Bin Laden's comrades were reportedly cowards to the end, using a woman as a human shield. If bin Laden truly believed we'd curl up in a fetal position after September 11, or we'd ever stop hunting him, he profoundly misjudged our national character. Our manhunt for him was relentless and meticulous, building rather than winding down over the years, as we slowly put together the pieces to track down his courier and then him.

The effort stretched across two administrations, with both George W. Bush and Obama making contributions. The much-reviled interrogation program at Guantanamo Bay turned up crucial information, and to his credit, Obama ordered a risky, honest-to-goodness raid of bin Laden's compound for the sake of definitiveness.

Its success was met with spontaneous celebrations recalling the sense of unity we briefly had after 9/11. President Bush eventually regretted saying he wanted bin Laden "dead or alive." In the relief and joy at the terror mastermind's dispatch, though, it seemed Bush had gotten American sentiment about right. There's enough Jacksonianism left in this country that we can relish some old-fashioned score-settling. As one jubilant handmade sign said outside the White House, "Osama bin gotten."

As bin Laden had eluded us through the years, we heard less about him from the upper reaches of the U.S. government and more talk of how he was a merely symbolic figure. But symbols matter, especially when the symbol is someone to whom countless terrorists have pledged their loyalty. When the Communists had custody of the Romanovs after the Russian Revolution, Vladimir Lenin favored killing them all lest they become "living banners." Bin Laden constituted the foremost "living banner" of the jihadist war against America.

We'll learn more about what the Pakistanis knew in coming days, but it's suggestive that bin Laden's conspicuously secure, $1 million compound was so close to a prestigious Pakistani military academy and that we hit it without a heads up to the Pakistan government. If we'll go after bin Laden without Pakistan's permission, why not the Quetta headquarters of the Taliban that is fighting an active war against us across the border in Afghanistan?

A superpower should be stalwart with its friends and dangerous to its enemies. We have failed both ends of that test recently. For now, at least, we've again proven ourself dangerous to our enemy, indeed.

Rich Lowry is editor of National Review. He can be reached via e-mail, comments.lowry@nationalreview.com. © 2011 by King Features Syndicate.


"Pembunuh" Teoh Beng Hock Sedang Tersenyum Lebar!

Posted: 03 May 2011 06:36 AM PDT

Animasi saintifik tunjuk Teoh mati kerana terjun: Saksi

Seorang pensyarah hari ini memberitahu Suruhanjaya Siasatan kematian Teoh Beng Hock bahawa berdasarkan animasi saintifik yang dilakukannya, ada kemungkinan Teoh mati kerana terjun dari tempat tinggi.

Profesor Sallehuddin Muhamad dari Bahagian Kejuruteraan Mekanikal Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) berkata, beliau diminta oleh penyiasat pensendirian suruhanjaya itu, Michael Leslie Squires, untuk membuat analisis terhadap kematian Teoh dengan menggunakan animasi saintifik berkaitan pergerakan Teoh jatuh di Plaza Masalam di Shah Alam.

Katanya, berdasarkan analisis itu berkemungkinan bahawa Teoh jatuh dari tempat tinggi selepas keputusan menunjukkan tiada sebarang kesan halangan udara yang berlaku kerana tolakan secara melintang dan tolakan ke bawah dari ketinggian tiga meter.

Beliau berkata, kejadian itu juga berkemungkinan Teoh yang duduk di birai tingkap dan berkemungkinan jatuh dengan jatuhan bebas dari sudut 4.75 darjah.

"Sekiranya Teoh dalam keadaan itu, mustahil Teoh boleh terjun dengan laju berdasarkan bukaan tingkap yang kecil dan menyebabkan kepalanya terhantuk dengan kuat pada panel tingkap
" katanya ketika disoal oleh Pegawai Pengendali, Amarjeet Singh.

Beliau yang juga pakar penyiasat dalam kemalangan yang membabitkan pesawat udara, berkata keadaan tolakan secara melintang berlaku boleh dikategorikan sebagai membunuh manakala keadaan sekiranya Teoh jatuh secara jatuhan bebas, dikategorikan sebagai bunuh diri.

Pendapat Sallehuddin itu sama dengan empat pakar forensik patalogi yang sebelum ini memberi keterangan iaitu, Pegawai Perubatan Forensik Hospital Sungai Buloh Dr Shahidan Mohamed Noor, Pakar Perunding Perubatan Jabatan Forensik dari Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah, Klang Dr Khairul Azman Ibrahim, Pensyarah Kanan Unit Forensik Pusat Perubatan Universiti Malaya, Dr Prashant Naresh Samberkar dan Pakar Forensik Britain, Profesor Dr Peter Vanezis.

Sebelum ini idea untuk menggunakan kaedah animasi ini tercetus selepas Dr Prashant mengemukakan teori bahawa Teoh berkemungkinan mencangkung di tepi tingkap sebelum jatuh.

Teoh, 30, setiausaha politik anggota EXCO Selangor, Ean Yong Hian Wah, ditemui mati pada 16 Julai 2009 di koridor tingkat lima Plaza Masalam, Shah Alam, Selangor selepas memberi kenyataan di pejabat Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM) yang terletak di tingkat 14 bangunan itu.

Penubuhan suruhanjaya itu diumumkan Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Najib Razak, pada 26 Januari lalu, antara lain untuk menyiasat punca kematian Teoh selepas Mahkamah Koroner membuat "keputusan terbuka".

Suruhanjaya Siasatan itu dianggotai oleh Hakim Mahkamah Persekutuan, Tan Sri James Foong Cheng Yuen; bekas Hakim Mahkamah Persekutuan, Datuk Abdul Kadir Sulaiman; bekas Hakim Mahkamah Rayuan, Datuk TS Nathan; Pakar Perunding Patologi Forensik Hospital Pulau Pinang, Datuk Dr Bhupinder Singh; dan Pakar Perunding Psikiatri Forensik serta Dekan Fakulti Perubatan Kolej Universiti Sains Perubatan Cyberjaya, Profesor Dr Mohamed Hatta Shaharom. - BERNAMA


'Tak mungkin Teoh mencangkung dan lompat'

Adalah tidak mungkin bagi Teoh Beng Hock mencangkung di belebas tingkap dan melompat keluar, kata laporan seorang pakar pada keterangannya kepada Suruhajaya Diraja yang menyiasat kematian Teoh.

Dalam laporannya, Profesor Sallehuddin Muhamad, dari Bahagian Kejuruteraan Mekanikal Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), berkata kesimpulan itu adalah berdasarkan beberapa rumusannya yang melakonkan semula cara-cara kemungkinan Teoh jatuh.

Katanya, terdapat sembilan kemungkinan.

"Mencangkung di birai tingkap dan melompat keluar tidak mungkin kerana saiz tingkap yang terbuka itu. Kepala mangsa akan terhantuk panel tingkap jika beliau melompat dari kedudukan itu," kata Sallehuddin dalam laporannya.

Sallehuddin, yang mengkhusus dalam siasatan kemalangan kapalterbang dibawa oleh penyisat persendirian yang dilantik RCI, iaitu Michael Leslie Squires selepas suruhanjaya berkenaan mengarahkan lakonan semula kemungkinan kejatuhan itu melalui animasi komputer pada Februari lalu.

Katanya, suruhanjaya tersebut melawat lokasi kejadian pada Mac lalu dengan diiringi oleh beberapa anggota Jabatan Kimia dan pegawai polis.

Tolakan ke bawah

Katanya, berdasarkan analisis itu berkemungkinan bahawa Teoh jatuh dari tempat tinggi selepas keputusan menunjukkan tiada sebarang kesan halangan udara yang berlaku kerana tolakan secara melintang dan tolakan ke bawah dari ketinggian tiga meter.

Beliau berkata, kejadian itu juga berkemungkinan Teoh yang duduk di birai tingkap dan berkemungkinan jatuh dengan jatuhan bebas dari sudut 4.75 darjah.

"Sekiranya Teoh dalam keadaan itu, mustahil Teoh boleh terjun dengan laju berdasarkan bukaan tingkap yang kecil dan menyebabkan kepalanya terhantuk dengan kuat pada panel tingkap" katanya ketika disoal oleh Pegawai Pengendali, Amarjeet Singh.

Beliau yang juga pakar penyiasat dalam kemalangan yang membabitkan pesawat udara, berkata keadaan tolakan secara melintang berlaku boleh dikategorikan sebagai membunuh manakala keadaan sekiranya Teoh jatuh secara jatuhan bebas, dikategorikan sebagai bunuh diri.

Teoh, 30, setiausaha politik exco Selangor Ean Yong Hian Wah, ditemui mati di koridor tingkat lima Plaza Masalam, Shah Alam, Selangor pada 16 Julai 2009 selepas memberi kenyataan di pejabat SPRM yang terletak di tingkat 14 bangunan itu.

Suruhanjaya itu dianggotai Hakim Mahkamah Tingi, Tan Sri James Foong, bekas Hakim Mahkamah Persekutuan Datuk Abdul Kadir Sulaiman, bekas Hakim Mahkamah Rayuan Datuk TS Nathan, Pakar Perunding Patologi Forensik Hospital Pulau Pinang Datuk Dr Bhupinder Singh, serta Pakar Perunding Psikiatri Forensik yang juga Dekan Fakulti Perubatan Kolej Universiti Sains Perubatan Cyberjaya Profesor Dr Mohamed Hatta Shaharom.

Penubuhan suruhanjaya itu diumumkan Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Razak pada 26 Jan lalu, antara lain untuk menyiasat punca kematian Teoh selepas Mahkamah Koroner membuat keputusan terbuka. -mk


Ulasan GB

Buat masa ini, Suruhanjaya Siasatan Diraja masih cuba untuk mengenalpasti cara Teoh jatuh dari bangunan tersebut.

Kedua-dua teori, samada Teoh mencangkung di birai tingkap lalu terjun, atau ditolak melintang - menurut Profesor Sallehuddin Muhamad di atas - adalah tidak mungkin.

Yang menghairankan sekalipun Prof Sallehuddin menyatakan kedua-duanya tidak mungkin berlaku, tetapi BERNAMA cepat untuk merumuskan:

Pendapat Sallehuddin itu sama dengan empat pakar forensik patalogi yang sebelum ini memberi keterangan iaitu, Pegawai Perubatan Forensik Hospital Sungai Buloh Dr Shahidan Mohamed Noor, Pakar Perunding Perubatan Jabatan Forensik dari Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah, Klang Dr Khairul Azman Ibrahim, Pensyarah Kanan Unit Forensik Pusat Perubatan Universiti Malaya, Dr Prashant Naresh Samberkar dan Pakar Forensik Britain, Profesor Dr Peter Vanezis.

Satu rumusan yang tidak tepat, dimana Prof tersebut menyatakan bahawa:

Beliau berkata, kejadian itu juga berkemungkinan Teoh yang duduk di birai tingkap dan berkemungkinan jatuh dengan jatuhan bebas dari sudut 4.75 darjah.

"Sekiranya Teoh dalam keadaan itu, mustahil Teoh boleh terjun dengan laju berdasarkan bukaan tingkap yang kecil dan menyebabkan kepalanya terhantuk dengan kuat pada panel tingkap"


Yang pasti, jik abenar Teoh dibunuh, maka pembunuhnya sekarang sedang tersenyum lebar mengikut perkembangan siasatan yang dilaporkan oleh Bernama ini!


MALAY DISUNITY – A CAUSE FOR MALAYSIAN DISUNITY

Posted: 03 May 2011 05:01 AM PDT

I am 67 years old now and I have seen enough of the political development of the country prior to and after independence. As a school boy of 14 year old, I did listen to the ceremony of the lowering of the Union Jack and the rising of the new Malayan flag at the then Selangor Club Padang, of course not on TV but on the transistor radio. We had no TV then, and the transistor radio was all that my parents could afford.


Although, I could barely understand what independence meant, it nevertheless brought joy to the many school friends that I had; Chinese, Indian, Punjabi, Bengali and Eurasian friends. Sabah and Sarawak was then unknown to us. These are still the very good friends that I frequently meet during our alumni function. That was the spirit of yesteryears that carried on to this day where race and religion wasn't an issue; rather we acknowledged our racial and religious difference, but there was deep respect for one another.


When I joined the army cadet in 1965, we had an almost equal number of Malays and non Malays in my intake, and our racial and religious difference wasn't in any way a hindrance throughout our training. We worked, played, eat and slept together and again our racial and religious difference had no part in determining our final commissioning as officers of the Armed Forces. The top cadet of my intake was a Eurasian from Singapore who also became the parade commander during the commissioning parade.


I was commissioned into the Royal Malay Regiment, and although the battalion was exclusively a Malay battalion, we somehow had a Chinese officer as the battalion paymaster. Being from Ipoh, he could only marshal a few words of Malay, but that did not hinder his work. After several months in the battalion, he began to master the Malay language devoid of the Ipoh Chinese accent. To all officers and men of the battalion, he was no different from us, and we even called him by a Malay name. He even had a Malay baju and a songkok that he wore at dinner.


Besides a Chinese paymaster, we also had an Indian Medical Officer who was on a compulsory one year stint with the Armed Forces. Upon completion of the compulsory service, we had a Punjabi Medical Officer and like the Chinese paymaster before him, he got along very well with the Malay officers and soldiers. There were no race and religious distinction and inhibitions.


And throughout my years in the Army, I have been working alongside my non Malay compatriots, and again our racial and religious difference, and my Malay status does not make me any different from them. I had even served under a non Malay superior officer, and my loyalty towards him as my superior is no less than any other Malay superior officer that I had served with. I only know that he is to be respected and obeyed, and regardless of my Malay status, my loyalty towards my non Malay superior is not to be questioned.


Now in my age of retirement, I begin to hear issues of race and religion taking center stage in almost every aspect of our daily lives. A new form of race identification and slogans keeps appearing almost on a daily basis in the mainstream media i.e.…………1 Bumi, 1 Malay, 1 Malaysia, Ketuanan Melayu, and God knows what. And having gone through years of friendship with people of the other race and religion, I begin to wonder what all this slogans really mean.


Let me be honest and straight in my personal views about all this sloganeering and race identification. I do not believe in the superiority of one race over another. I believe my religion Islam is for the whole of mankind, and it is not the privilege of any one particular human race. The difference in race, creed, colour, status, religion and belief is Allah's will and creation. But despite these differences, Allah wills that the human race is to live in peace with one another.


But differences in political ideals have divided the human race, and this is clearly seen happening in our own country today. Power has corrupted the minds of people, and the fear of losing power as well as their personal wealth, has made people to ignore Allah's will that the human race is to live in peace with one another……………hence we have all the sloganeering brought about by people who fears the loss of power. They are quick to lay blame upon others for their failures, but seek to absolve themselves of the blame.


As a result of differing political ideals, unity within a particular race takes a serious toll. The Malays are more divided now than ever before. Similarly, it is with the Chinese and the Indians. But of the three major races in this country, I think the Malays have been so fractionized that it is seen beyond redemption. PAS does not see UMNO as being the defender of the Malay race, let alone to be recognized as a good practitioner of the Islamic faith. Likewise, UMNO accuses PAS of being too rigid in the practice and furtherance of the Islamic faith that it has caused serious concerns among the other races.


Now, there is an attempt by concerned parties to unite the fractionized Malays. PM Najib has been quite open to the idea, but I think the reason he gave to invite PAS into 'UMNO's fold' lacks sincerity. He sees DAP as the 'devil', but devils are in every facet of the human life, and UMNO Malays are no exception.


Having had the best of my formative years, and the many close non Malay friends that I had nurtured, I wonder if ever there will be unity among the various Malaysian races, and more so among the Malays today. A disunited Malay can be a reason and a cause of a disunited Malaysian society.


CRUSADE AGAINST CORRUPTION


Sarawak Australian Graduates Association, Central Region Is Now On Facebook

Posted: 03 May 2011 04:41 AM PDT



Sarawak Australian Graduates Association, Central Region is now on Facebook!

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sarawak-Australian-Graduates-Association-Central-Region/162253973834093


world press freedom day

Posted: 03 May 2011 04:18 AM PDT

today is world press freedom day, with the theme 'new frontiers, new barriers'.

guess what? malaysia has been ranked 143 in the press freedom index. read about it in malaysiakini, CnP below.

i'm sure it is no surprise at all that malaysia ranked so low (though singapore lost to malaysia). so many people had been lamenting about no press freedom. well you will have the freedom, if you are working in utusan, especially if you write under the handle 'awang selamat'.  this reminds me… just look at what happened to hata, who used to work in utusan. he was out-spoken and dare to speak out, and what did he get as a result? sacked! so no press freedom lah! then of course we had other instances of editors or reporters being sacked or being warned for something they wrote. there 'also been instances of where the editors were told what not to publish or what to publish… or not to play up an incident (report).

as a stringer journalist for the herald and a citizen journalist, press freedom will affect me too.  who knows, sometimes, something i write, which i hope the editor will publish, it won't get to be published, not because the editor don't want to, but because of the editors have to tow the line, kow-tow to some big boss.

of course i understand that there is no absolute freedom, as one can't simply said whatever one wants to. there has to be a noose to limit us on what we write.  however, in our country, the noose around press freedom is too tight!

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Malaysiakini
M'sia slips to 143 in press freedom index
Hafiz Yatim
May 3, 11
2:49pm

Ranked 143 out of 196 countries in terms of press freedom, the Malaysian press remains 'not free' in the eyes of a global watchdog.

The findings were released by US-based Freedom House in its Freedom of the Press Survey 2011, in conjunction with World Press Freedom Day today.

Malaysia – with 64 points – shares the same spot as Madagascar and Angola in Africa.

Freedom House, located in Washington DC, found that global media freedom has reached a new low point, contributing to an environment in which only one in every six people lives in a country with a free press.

"In 2010, there were particularly worrisome trends in the Middle East and the Americas, while improvements were noted in sub-Saharan Africa," it said in a statement.

Within Southeast Asia, the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand and Cambodia are ranked above Malaysia.

The Philippines is ranked 93 with 46 points and Indonesia, 108 with 53 points, with both being classified 'partly free'. The press in Thailand (ranked 138) and Cambodia (141) are 'not free'.

The 'good' news for Malaysia is that it is ranked above Singapore (150), Brunei (163), Vietnam (177), Laos (184) and Myanmar (191).

In 2009, Malaysia stood at 143, but showed slight improvement to 141 last year.

Top 10 countries

According to the survey, the top 10 countries are Finland, Norway, Sweden, Belgium, Iceland, Luxembourg, Andorra, Denmark, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, the Netherlands and Palau.

The 10 worst are Belarus, Burma, Cuba, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

Among the 53 Commonwealth countries, those ranked below Malaysia include Cameroon, Sri Lanka, Gambia, and Swaziland.

China, the world's most populous country, is ranked 184th.

The report places each country in one of three categories – free, partly free and not free. The lower the number of points, the higher a country ranks in terms of press freedom.



Dia Dibunuh Kerana Tolak Lamaran

Posted: 03 May 2011 04:45 AM PDT

Wanita dibunuh kerana enggan terima lamaran

Gambar: Ratna Sufizzah Riyanti Omar,23 ditemui pada jam 11 malam dengan kesan tikaman di perut, dada dan tangan akibat enggan berkahwin dengan teman lelakinya yang berusia 50-an di Taman Mahkota, Jalan Stadium di sini, malam tadi.

ALOR SETAR: Hanya kerana enggan berkahwin dengan teman lelakinya, seorang wanita berumur 23 tahun ditikam hingga mati di bilik sewaan lelaki itu di Taman Mahkota, Jalan Stadium di sini, malam tadi.

Mayat Ratna Sufizzah Riyanti Omar ditemui pada jam 11 malam dengan kesan tikaman di perut, dada dan tangan.

Ketua Polis Daerah Kota Setar, Asisten Komisioner Adzaman Mohd Jan, berkata kejadian dikatakan berpunca wanita itu menolak lamaran teman lelakinya yang berusia 50 tahun menyebabkan lelaki terbabit berang dan bertindak luar kawalan.

"Suspek yang bekerja sebagai tukang masak di sebuah restoran di sini sejak sebulan lalu menyerah diri di balai polis di sini kira-kira jam 1.30 pagi dengan membawa pisau yang digunakan untuk membunuh mangsa setelah dinasihatkan oleh majikannya.

"Suspek mengenali mangsa sejak lima hingga enam tahun lepas. Suspek telah mempunyai keluarga di Johor," katanya pada sidang media di sini, hari ini.

Difahamkan wanita yang berasal dari Kampung Balik Bukit, Tobiar, Pendang itu bekerja di sebuah kilang di Gurun selepas menamatkan pengajian dalam bidang Sains Nukleas di Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) Ogos lalu.

Adzaman berkata, lelaki itu akan direman bagi membantu siasatan.
Kes akan di siasat mengikut Seksyen 302 Kanun Keseksaan, yang jika sabit kesalahan boleh dihukum gantung sampai mati.

Mayat wanita itu dihantar ke Hospital Sultanah Bahiyah (HSB) di sini untuk bedah siasat.

Sementara itu, keluarga wanita berkenaan yang ditemui di bilik mayat HSB enggan ditemubual. - BERNAMA


Disability Equality Training For JOCV And Malaysian Counterparts

Posted: 03 May 2011 03:27 AM PDT

Thirty members from the Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers and their Malaysian counterparts from various disability-related governmental agencies participated in a one-day Disability Equality Training (DET) at the Pusat Latihan Perindustrian dan Pemulihan Bangi (PLPP Bangi) last Thursday. The workshop was facilitated by Dr. Kenji Kuno. I played the supporting role as a co-facilitator.

Dr. Kenji Kuno facilitating the Disability Equality Training (DET) for JOCV members and Malaysian counterparts
Dr. Kenji Kuno facilitating Disability Equality Training (DET) for JOCV members at PLPP Bangi.
Photo by Wuan.

The two main components in DET are the Social Model of Disability and Action Planning. Social Model fosters the understanding of the causes of disability while Action Planning foments the removal those causes to enable full participation of disabled people in society.

Disability Equality Training (DET) Workshop in session
Disability Equality Training (DET) Workshop in session.
Photo by Wuan.

I am glad to say that the participants left the workshop with a good knowledge on how they can remove disabling factors that they encounter in the course of their work. I was thinking would it not be excellent if the Malaysian government adopts DET as a standard course in the civil service. This will definitely expand the understanding of disability issue in the general population that will wishfully lead to a more inclusive society.

Group photo with JOCV members after the Disability Equality Training (DET) Workshop
Group photo with JOCV members after the Disability Equality Training (DET) Workshop.
Photo by Wuan.

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Disability Equality Training For JOCV Volunteers

Posted: 03 May 2011 03:27 AM PDT

Thirty members from the Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers and their Malaysian counterparts from various disability-related governmental agencies participated in a one-day Disability Equality Training (DET) at the Pusat Latihan Perindustrian dan Pemulihan Bangi (PLPP Bangi) last Thursday. The workshop was facilitated by Dr. Kenji Kuno. I played the supporting role as a co-facilitator.

Dr. Kenji Kuno facilitating the Disability Equality Training (DET) for JOCV members and Malaysian counterparts
Dr. Kenji Kuno facilitating Disability Equality Training (DET) for JOCV members at PLPP Bangi.
Photo by Wuan.

The two main components in DET are the Social Model of Disability and Action Planning. Social Model fosters the understanding of the causes of disability while Action Planning foments the removal those causes to enable full participation of disabled people in society.

Disability Equality Training (DET) Workshop in session
Disability Equality Training (DET) Workshop in session.
Photo by Wuan.

I am glad to say that the participants left the workshop with a good knowledge on how they can remove disabling factors that they encounter in the course of their work. I was thinking would it not be excellent if the Malaysian government adopts DET as a standard course in the civil service. This will definitely expand the understanding of disability issue in the general population that will wishfully lead to a more inclusive society.

Group photo with JOCV members after the Disability Equality Training (DET) Workshop
Group photo with JOCV members after the Disability Equality Training (DET) Workshop.
Photo by Wuan.

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Miki Ando wins World Figure Skating Championships

Posted: 02 May 2011 02:44 AM PDT

World Figure Skating Championships 2011Japanese figure skater Miki Ando won the World Figure Skating Championships' ladies event in Russia on Saturday. This is her second world championship title; she also won it in 2007.

Korean Olympics champion and world record holder Kim Yuna took the second spot while Italian European champion Carolina Kostner claimed the bronze.

Meanwhile, Asian-Canadian Patrick Chan won the men's event with new world records for both the short and long programs (and obviously for the total points scored too).

Miki Ando wins World Figure Skating Championships from YeinJee's Asian Blog


225 Ahli PAS Kedah Masuk UMNO? Karut!

Posted: 03 May 2011 03:36 AM PDT

Pas Nafi Anggota Bahagian Kuala Kedah Keluar Parti

Gambar: Naib Yang Dipertua PAS Kuala Kedah Nasir Mustafa (dua kanan) ketika menafikan sekumpulan 225 orang menyerahkan borang menyertai Umno bahagian Kuala Kedah semalam pada sidang akhbar di sini hari ini.

ALOR SETAR: PAS Kedah pada Isnin menafikan sekumpulan 225 orang yang menyerahkan borang menyertai Umno bahagian Kuala Kedah semalam, adalah anggota parti itu.

Sehubungan itu, Naib Yang Dipertua PAS Kuala Kedah Nasir Mustafa berkata PAS bercadang mengambil tindakan undang-undang untuk menyekat pihak tertentu daripada mengaku sebagai anggota parti itu apabila mengisytiharkan keluar parti.

Bercakap pada sidang akhbar di sini, Nasir, yang juga Anggota Dewan Undangan Negeri kawasan Kubang Rotan, berkata laporan mengenai 225 anggota PAS Kuala Kedah menyerahkan borang untuk menyertai Umno bahagian Kuala Kedah itu adalah kurang tepat.

Sementara itu, Naib Ketua Umno bahagian Kuala Kedah Datuk Abdul Muthalib Haron, ketika dihubungi Bernama berkata kumpulan tersebut adalah penyokong PAS dan sebahagian daripadanya merupakan anggota PAS berdaftar.

"Kita turut menyelidik mereka yang memohon menyertai Umno, bukan menerima dan membuat kenyataan tanpa usul periksa," katanya.

Pada Ahad, 225 anggota PAS Kuala Kedah yang mendakwa hilang kepercayaan terhadap kepimpinan Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Azizan Abdul Razak, mengisytiharkan keluar parti itu dan menyertai Umno.

Ahmad Marzuki, Ketua PAS cawangan Lahar Buluh, Kuala Kedah, mengetuai kumpulan itu menyerahkan borang menyertai Umno kepada Ketua Umno Bahagian Kuala Kedah Datuk Latt Shariman Abdullah. -Bernama


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