Sunday, June 26, 2011

What brand is this ?

What brand is this ?


What brand is this ?

Posted: 26 Jun 2011 08:57 AM PDT


I bought a new running shoe on the weekend. Anyone know what is the brand of this shoe?


1948 UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Posted: 26 Jun 2011 08:47 AM PDT

Now, Therefore THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY proclaims THIS UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS as a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations, to the end that every individual and every organ of society, keeping this Declaration constantly in mind, shall strive by teaching and education to promote respect for these rights and freedoms and by progressive measures, national and international, to secure their universal and effective recognition and observance, both among the peoples of Member States themselves and among the peoples of territories under their jurisdiction.




Article 1

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

Article 2

Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Furthermore, no distinction shall be made on the basis of the political, jurisdictional or international status of the country or territory to which a person belongs, whether it be independent, trust, non-self-governing or under any other limitation of sovereignty.

Article 3

Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.

Article 4

No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.

Article 5

No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

Article 6

Everyone has the right to recognition everywhere as a person before the law.

Article 7

All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law. All are entitled to equal protection against any discrimination in violation of this Declaration and against any incitement to such discrimination.

Article 8

Everyone has the right to an effective remedy by the competent national tribunals for acts violating the fundamental rights granted him by the constitution or by law.

Article 9

No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile.

Article 10

Everyone is entitled in full equality to a fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal, in the determination of his rights and obligations and of any criminal charge against him.

Article 11

1. Everyone charged with a penal offence has the right to be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to law in a public trial at which he has had all the guarantees necessary for his defence.

2. No one shall be held guilty of any penal offence on account of any act or omission which did not constitute a penal offence, under national or international law, at the time when it was committed. Nor shall a heavier penalty be imposed than the one that was applicable at the time the penal offence was committed.

Article 12

No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honour and reputation. Everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks.

Article 13

1. Everyone has the right to freedom of movement and residence within the borders of each state.

2. Everyone has the right to leave any country, including his own, and to return to his country.

Article 14

1. Everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution.

2. This right may not be invoked in the case of prosecutions genuinely arising from non-political crimes or from acts contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations.

Article 15

1. Everyone has the right to a nationality.

2. No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his nationality nor denied the right to change his nationality.

Article 16

1. Men and women of full age, without any limitation due to race, nationality or religion, have the right to marry and to found a family. They are entitled to equal rights as to marriage, during marriage and at its dissolution.

2. Marriage shall be entered into only with the free and full consent of the intending spouses.

3. The family is the natural and fundamental group unit of society and is entitled to protection by society and the State.

Article 17

1. Everyone has the right to own property alone as well as in association with others.

2. No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his property.

Article 18

Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

Article 19

Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.

Article 20

1. Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association.

2. No one may be compelled to belong to an association.

Article 21

1. Everyone has the right to take part in the government of his country, directly or through freely chosen representatives.

2. Everyone has the right of equal access to public service in his country.

3. The will of the people shall be the basis of the authority of government; this will shall be expressed in periodic and genuine elections which shall be by universal and equal suffrage and shall be held by secret vote or by equivalent free voting procedures.

Article 22

Everyone, as a member of society, has the right to social security and is entitled to realization, through national effort and international co-operation and in accordance with the organization and resources of each State, of the economic, social and cultural rights indispensable for his dignity and the free development of his personality.

Article 23

1. Everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favourable conditions of work and to protection against unemployment.

2. Everyone, without any discrimination, has the right to equal pay for equal work.

3. Everyone who works has the right to just and favourable remuneration ensuring for himself and his family an existence worthy of human dignity, and supplemented, if necessary, by other means of social protection.

4. Everyone has the right to form and to join trade unions for the protection of his interests.

Article 24

Everyone has the right to rest and leisure, including reasonable limitation of working hours and periodic holidays with pay.

Article 25

1. Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.

2. Motherhood and childhood are entitled to special care and assistance. All children, whether born in or out of wedlock, shall enjoy the same social protection.

Article 26

1. Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages. Elementary education shall be compulsory. Technical and professional education shall be made generally available and higher education shall be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit.

2. Education shall be directed to the full development of the human personality and to the strengthening of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. It shall promote understanding, tolerance and friendship among all nations, racial or religious groups, and shall further the activities of the United Nations for the maintenance of peace.

3. Parents have a prior right to choose the kind of education that shall be given to their children.

Article 27

1. Everyone has the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to share in scientific advancement and its benefits.

2. Everyone has the right to the protection of the moral and material interests resulting from any scientific, literary or artistic production of which he is the author.

Article 28
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Everyone is entitled to a social and international order in which the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration can be fully realized.

Article 29

1. Everyone has duties to the community in which alone the free and full development of his personality is possible.

2. In the exercise of his rights and freedoms, everyone shall be subject only to such limitations as are determined by law solely for the purpose of securing due recognition and respect for the rights and freedoms of others and of meeting the just requirements of morality, public order and the general welfare in a democratic society.

3. These rights and freedoms may in no case be exercised contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations.

Article 30

Nothing in this Declaration may be interpreted as implying for any State, group or person any right to engage in any activity or to perform any act aimed at the destruction of any of the rights and freedoms set forth herein.

Taken from HERE.


Himpunan Bersih: Rakyat Tak Gentar Dengan Tekanan & Ugutan

Posted: 26 Jun 2011 10:50 AM PDT

Umno Terdesak Guna Nama Agong Cuba Hentikan Bersih

Pihak berkuasa akan menggunakan apa sahaja ruang dan segala bentuk undang-undang untuk menyekat perhimpunan aman Bersih 2.0 termasuk menggunakan nama Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

Menurut Presiden Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM), Dr Nasir Hashim, senario seperti itu memang berlaku di Malaysia apabila suara rakyat mengatasi suara kerajaan,

Beliau yang juga Adun Kota Damasara berkata, penahanan 30 anggota parti itu yang disiasat di bawah Seksyen 122 Kanun Keseksaan kerana didakwa melakukan kesalahan jenayah memerangi Yang di-Pertuan Agong, jelas membuktikan usaha terdesak pemerintah untuk menghalang rakyat menyuarakan hak mereka.

"Dalam hal ini senang sahaja. Kalau kerajaan beri arahan, kita tidak ikut, dan Agong restu ikut Perlembagaan seperti Akta Keselamatan Dalam Negeri (ISA) atau apa sahaja. Jadi mereka boleh katakan begitu. Semua undang-undang, kalau anda pertikai, mereka boleh kata anda melanggar perintah Yang di-Pertuan Agong,"katanya.

Portal The Malaysian Insider melaporkan, 30 aktivis PSM termasuk ahli parlimen Sungai Siput, Dr Michael Jayakumar Devaraj dihadapkan ke mahkamah petang ini untuk mendapatkan perintah tahanan reman.

Mereka akan disiasat di bawah Seksyen 122 Kanun Keseksaan kerana dikatakan melakukan kesalahan jenayah memerangi Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

Kesemuanya aktivis PSM ini ditahan semalam di plaza Tol Sungai Dua ketika dalam perjalanan untuk menghadiri satu majlis berkaitan Bersih 2.0 di Pulau Pinang.

Selain itu beberapa anggota Angkatan Muda Keadilan (AMK) dan PAS juga turut ditahan kerana memakai pakaian berwarna kuning di beberapa tempat seperti Kapar dan Ampang

Roadshow Bersih 2.0 di Uptown Shah Alam turut dikepung polis dan Timbalan sayap pemuda parti itu ditahan ketika sedang minum di sebuah restoran manakala satu lagi roadshow di Assam Jawa, Kuala Selangor turut diganggu Polis.

Menurut Dr Nasir, beliau menjangkakan keadaan akan menjadi lebih tegang dan tidak mustahil provokasi polis akan menjadi lebih keras demi menakutkan rakyat dari menyertai himpunan aman ini.

Walau bagaimanapun katanya kepada Tv Selangor, apa jua cara yang digunakan kerajaan, ia tidak akan mampu menghalang kuasa dan kehendak rakyat yang mahukan sebuah pilihan raya adil dan bersih dilaksanakan di negara ini.

" Memang cukup terdesak mereka ini. Tak makan akal. Tapi ini yang mereka lakukan sekarang ini.

" Kita jangkakan akan ada perkara yang lebih teruk akan berlaku tetapi rakyat mereka tidak dapat lawan,"katanya. -tvsnews


Polis dakwa aktivis PSM cuba hidup fahaman komunis

Tiga puluh aktivis Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) yang ditahan semalam di plaza tol Sungai Dua, ditahan reman mengikut Seksyen 122 Kanun Keseksaan kerana didakwa berniat untuk memerangi Yang di-Pertuan Agong, kata Timbalan Ketua Polis Pulau Pinang, Datuk Abdul Rahim Jaafar hari ini.

Aktivis tersebut menyertai siri kempen "Udah La Tu Bersaralah" yang dilancarkan pada 24 Jun, menjelang perhimpunan BERSIH 2.0 bagi menuntut pembaharuan sistem pilihan raya.

Mereka yang ditahan termasuk ahli parlimen Sungai Siput, Dr D Jeyakumar. Seorang lagi dibebaskan kerana di bawah umur.

Bernama melaporkan Abdul Rahim berkata, siasatan polis mendapati sekumpulan aktivis PSM yang ditahan di plaza Tol Sungai Dua itu cuba menghidupkan semula fahaman komunis.

Beliau berkata ini berdasarkan pelbagai barangan yang dirampas polis daripada aktivis berkenaan dilihat mempunyai kaitan dengan fahaman Parti Komunis Malaya (PKM).

"Antaranya risalah dan baju T yang tertulis nama Chin Peng, Rashid Maidin dan Suriani Abdullah, kesemua mereka ini mempunyai kaitan dengan PKM," katanya kepada pemberita di Kepala Batas hari ini.

Abdul Rahim berkata, mereka dilihat cuba menghidupkan balik fahaman komunis dengan menyebarkan risalah-risalah berkaitan berkenaan kepada rakyat di beberapa kawasan di Kepala Batas.

"Polis terpaksa menahan kesemua mereka kerana membawa unsur menghasut rakyat untuk membenci kerajaan dan ini adalah sesuatu yang serius serta boleh mengancam keselamatan negara," katanya.

Semalam, 14 wanita dan 17 lelaki yang ditahan itu dibawa ke ibu pejabat Polis Daerah Seberang Perai Utara (SPU) di sini untuk diambil kenyataan mereka.

Abdul Rahim berkata seorang daripada aktivis berkenaan dibebaskan kerana masih di bawah umur manakala 30 yang lain kini direman bagi membantu siasatan.

Katanya perintah reman bagi kesemua mereka yang berusia 18 hingga 64 tahun itu dikeluarkan oleh Mahkamah Majistret Butterworth hari ini.

Beliau berkata perintah reman dibuat mengikut Seksyen 122, Kanun Keseksaan kerana berniat untuk memerangi Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

Dalam reaksinya, setiausaha agung PSM, S Arutchelvan menyifatkan tindakan polis itu sebagai tidak masuk akal dan cuba menggambar parti itu sedemikian untuk menakut-nakutkan orang ramai. -mk




Ulasan GB

Ketawa besar melihat telatah UMNO BN yang semakin semput. Semakin merapu dan meraban. BERSIH nak perangi Agonglah, nak hidupkan fahaman komunislah, nak gunakan ISA terhadap penganjurlah, nak gunakan tenteralah...

Di zaman dimana kita berada di dalam era teknologi maklumat ini, masih ramai rupanya mentaliti lembu yang cuba nak mengugut dan memperbodohkan rakyat sedemikian rupa.


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Kalau Najib Anak Jantan, Jangan Halang Himpunan Aman Bersih

Posted: 26 Jun 2011 06:45 AM PDT

Siapa Perlu Tonjolkan Diri Sebagai Anak Jantan?

Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Razak hari ini membuat kenyataan mengelirukan apabila mencabar Pakatan Rakyat supaya berdepan dengan Barisan Nasional (BN) sebagai "anak jantan" dan bukan mengadakan Himpunan Bersih 2.0 pada 9 Julai ini.

Najib mendakwa matlamat utama Himpunan Bersih 2.0 adalah mahu menimbulkan huru-hara dalam negara.

"Pada pembangkang (Pakatan Rakyat) bila mereka melihat kita terus bergerak ditambah pula kemenangan pada pilihan raya kecil yang lalu dan pilihan raya negeri Sarawak, jadi bagaimana mereka mahu merampas momentum ini sebab momentum ini ada pada kita.

"Mereka buat kesimpulan untuk mendapatkan kuasa dengan mengadakan Himpunan Bersih 2.0, bukan untuk serahkan memorandum kepada Yang di-Pertuan Agong atau mahu sistem pilihan raya yang adil tapi nak buat huru-hara.

"Waktu pilihan raya, kalau anak jantan yang sebenar bila pilihan raya, bertandinglah . . . kalau berani, kalau bukan anak jantan buatlah di jalanan dan berdepan dengan undang-undang," katanya ketika merasmikan Perhimpunan Agung Tahunan Parti Progresif Penduduk di sini.

Kenyataan Perdana Menteri itu tersasar kerana Pakatan Rakyat sememangnya akan bertanding pada pilihan raya umum ke-13, malah itulah nadi utama segala aktiviti parti politik.

Namun pada masa sama, Pakatan, sebagai sebuah gagasan "anak jantan", mahukan sebuah pilihan raya yang bersih dan adil, justeru, ia memberi sokongan bulat kepada Perhimpunan Bersih 2.0.

Bersih 2.0 adalah anjuran pertubuhan-pertubuhan bukan kerajaan termasuk gabungan pelajar Islam dan Abim.

Pengerusi Bersih Ambiga Sreenevasan beberapa kali mengundang parti komponen BN untuk bersama-sama dalam gerakan bagi memperkasakan Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya (SPR) namun ia mendapat sambutan dingin.

Oleh kerana itu, amat mudah untuk pemimpin seperti Najib menyerang Bersih sebagai kononnya alat pembangkang untuk mencetuskan huru hara.

Dalam ucapannya hari ini, Najib juga merujuk kepada kemenangan BN di Sarawak sebagai bukti "momentum" atau rentak memenangi pilihanraya ada ditangan BN.

Sebenarnya Pakatan Rakyat melipatgandakan kemenangannya dari tujuh kerusi kepada 15 kerusi pada PRN Sarawak April lalu.

Pilihan raya itu juga memaksa Ketua Menteri Abdul Taib Mahmud untuk mengumumkan tempoh persaraan beliau selepas pemerintahan 30 tahun yang dibelit dengan dakwaan rasuah dan penyelewengan kuasa.

Jangan lupa kemenangan Pakatan itu diraih walaupun Barisan Nasional menguasai segala jentera kerajaan, media arus perdana dan menabur wang yang dikatakan berjumlah kira-kira RM500 juta ringgit untuk mengekalkan majoriti dua pertiganya.

Walaupun menang, jumlah undi untuk BN di Sarawak merosot kepada 54.5 peratus berbanding 62.9 peratus pada pilihan raya negeri sebelumnya.

Justeru, janganlah dibanggakan sangat kemenangan BN di Sarawak.

Najib juga mendakwa BN tidak pernah memanipulasi pilihan raya seperti mana yang didakwa Pakatan Rakyat.

"Kalau kata pilihan raya ini tidak adil kenapa kita nak serah Selangor, kenapa nak serah Pulau Pinang, kenapa PAS boleh perintah 20 tahun di Kelantan.

"Kalau kata kita manipulasi pilihan raya sudah tentu semua negeri akan jadi milik BN, kita tidak manipulasi pilihan raya tapi kita didokong rakyat," kata Najib.

Alasan lapuk yang diguna pakai sejak zaman Tun Dr Mahathir ini mudah dijawab.

Tsunami politik yang melanda Malaysia tahun 2008 menyebabkan segala undi pos, pengundi hantu dan amalan-amalan lain tidak cukup untuk menongkah arus sokongan luar biasa rakyat terhadap PR.

Kotak-kotak undi pos dan pengundi hantu hanya memadai untuk mengurangkan jurang sokongan yang diperolehi oleh calon-calon PR di Selangor, Pulau Pinang, Kedah dan Kelantan namun tidak cukup untuk menafikan mereka kemenangan.

Namun begitu, di Perak, majoriti tipis Pakatan Rakyat membolehkan Umno cepat-cepat merampas semula negeri itu kerana tiga wakil rakyat Parti Keadilan Rakyat dan DAP sanggup lompat keluar diselubungi dakwaan mereka menerima ganjaran lumayan.

Oleh itu penguasaan PR di beberapa negeri tidak harus dijadikan contoh untuk menghalalkan SPR sebagai sebuah badan yang bersih dan berkecuali atau pun BN tidak memanipulasi proses pilihanraya.

Hakikat ialah pilihanraya di negara ini sentiasa dibayangi oleh masalah ketelusan undi pos dan pengundi hantu.

Pada zaman Mahathir, fenomena itu diburukkan lagi dengan pemberian kerakyatan kepada warga asing untuk membolehkan mereka mengundi BN di Sabah.

Kini projek IC Sabah dikatakan menular di Semenanjung selain masalah pemindahan pengundi dari satu kawasan ke kawasan lain.

Berlatarbelakangkan semua ini, tidak harus timbul keraguan dalam tekad pembangkang mahukan sebuah SPR yang berwibawa.

Pada masa sama "kejantanan" Pakatan untuk menghadapi Umno-BN pada PRU akan datang tidak juga perlu diragukan.

Persoalannya adakah Najib dan Umno anak jantan yang sanggup bertanding secara adil, tanpa menguasai media arus perdana, dan tanpa menggunakan kemudahan awam serta dana rakyat untuk menyogok pengundi.

Jika jawapan adalah YA, saya yakin penganjur Bersih tidak akan keberatan untuk membatal gerakan mereka. -wira arjuna



ajib: Kalau anak jantan tanding PRU, bukan buat demo 9 Julai

KUALA LUMPUR, 26 Jun — Dilihat sebagai nada yang semakin keras, Datuk Seri Najib Razak hari ini mencabar Pakatan Rakyat supaya berdepan dengan Barisan Nasional (BN) sebagai "anak jantan" dan bukan turun di jalan untuk mengadakan Himpunan Bersih 2.0 pada 9 Julai ini.

Pengerusi BN ini berkata, matlamat utama Himpunan Bersih 2.0 bukan mahu menyerahkan memorandum kepada Yang di-Pertuan Agong, tetapi mahu menimbulkan huru-hara dalam negara.

"Pada pembangkang (Pakatan Rakyat) bila mereka melihat kita terus bergerak ditambah pula kemenangan pada pilihan raya kecil yang lalu dan pilihan raya negeri Sarawak, jadi bagaimana mereka mahu merampas momentum ini sebab momentum ini ada pada kita.

"Mereka buat kesimpulan untuk mendapatkan kuasa dengan mengadakan Himpunan Bersih 2.0, bukan untuk serahkan memorandum kepada Yang di-Pertuan Agong atau mahu sistem pilihan raya yang adil tapi nak buat huru-hara.

"Waktu pilihan raya, kalau anak jantan yang sebenar bila pilihan raya, bertandinglah . . . kalau berani, kalau bukan anak jantan buatlah di jalanan dan berdepan dengan undang-undang," katanya ketika merasmikan Perhimpunan Agung Tahunan Parti Progresif Penduduk di sini.

Najib menegaskan bahawa BN tidak pernah memanipulasi pilihan raya seperti mana yang didakwa Pakatan Rakyat.

"Kalau kata pilihan raya ini tidak adil kenapa kita nak serah Selangor, kenapa nak serah Pulau Pinang, kenapa PAS boleh perintah 20 tahun di Kelantan.

"Kalau kata kita manipulasi pilihan raya sudah tentu semua negeri akan jadi milik BN, kita tidak manipulasi pilihan raya tapi kita didokong rakyat... tapi kita jangan buat sesuatu yang boleh timbulkan huru-hara di jalanan sebab kuasa politik di tangan rakyat bukan di jalanan," katanya.

Bersih memutuskan mengadakan perhimpunan besar-besaran pada 9 Julai di ibu negara untuk mendesak Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya (SPR) melakukan transformasi dalam sistem pilihan raya.

Himpunan Bersih kali pertama diadakan pada 2007 dan berjaya menggerakkan kira-kira 50,000 orang sebelum disuraikan oleh polis dengan menggunakan gas pemedih mata dan meriam air. -TMI


Ulasan GB

Jika Najib boleh mencabar jika anak jantan, bertanding dalam pilihanraya, maka kita juga boleh mencabar Najib anak jantan, jangan sekat perhimpunan aman Bersih 2.0 yang menuntut sistem pilihanraya di negara ini dijalankan dengan bersih,telus dan adil!

Jika yakin SPR sudah jalankan secara bersih, telus dan adil, kenapa takut dengan perhimpunan walaupun berjuta rakyat menyertainya?

Tetapi apabila kamu sendiri tahu bahawa pilihanraya itu telah dilaksanakan dengan kotor dan penuh penipuan, itu sebab perhimpunan walaupun 5 orang dirasakan semacam 5 juta orang.


Ia umpama mimpi ngeri buat UMNO BN. Kerana sejarah telah membuktikan, BN gagal memnguasai majoriti 2/3 parlimen sehingga begitu ramai menteri kabinet kecundang dan terkangkang untuk mempertahankan parlimen masing-masing selepas perhimpunan Bersih I pada tahun 2007.

GB ingin menyatakan bahawa UMNO BN boleh halang rakyat berhimpun, boleh gagalkan BERSIH 2.0, boleh memperkudakan SPR sepuas hati, TETAPI hukuman rakyat dan hukuman Allah tetap berjalan. Jika kuasa rakyat dihalang, maka kuasa Tuhan akan mengambil tempat menggantikan kuasa rakyat. Rakyat akan mengangkat dan menadah tangan mereka ke hadhrat Ilahi agar Dia segera campurtangan demi kebenaran dan keadilan di dalam negara ini. Agaknya mampukah Najib dan polis menghalang kuasa Tuhan?

Dan sekali lagi GB nyatakan, jika perhimpunan Bersih 2.0 dihalang, PRU13 bakal menyaksikan UMNO BN kecundang lebih teruk dari yang dijangkakan!


5,000 Penduduk Alor Star Ikuti Amanat Himpunan Bersih 2.0

Posted: 26 Jun 2011 05:37 AM PDT

Dari Keadilan Daily

Lebih 5,000 orang membanjiri Markas Pas Pokok Sena di sini, bagi mengikuti perkembangan terbaru dari pimpinan Pakatan Rakyat mengenai program Himpunan Bersih 2.0 di ibu negara 9 Julai ini.

Kehadiran rakyat yang bilangannya luar biasa itu, sekaligus memberi gambaran betapa sambutan rakyat terhadap seruan menyertai Himpunan Bersih 2.0, sangat menggalakkan.

Apatah lagi, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim dalam pidatonya bijak membakar semangat hadirin dengan mengingatkan rakyat supaya terus yakin dengan perjuangan menuntut perubahan kerana ia asas paling utama dalam melawan pemerintah zalim.

"Kita ada keyakinan, kita menang. Hilang keyakinan, kita kalah," kata Ketua Umum KEADILAN merangkap Ketua Pembangkang itu.

Umno khianati amanah rakyat – Mahfuz

Ahli Parlimen Pokok Sena, Datuk Mahfuz Omar yang berucap dalam loghat pekat utara turut mencuri tumpuan apabila mengibarat pemimpin yang mengkhianati kepercayaan rakyat sebagai 'jebon yang menjaga law ayam' (musang yang menjaga reban ayam).

"Jangankan ayam, dengan law sekali jebon ini nak kekah," katanya, penuh semangat.

Ketua Pemuda Pas kawasan Pokok Sena, Ustaz Izzat Shauki pula mencabar semua hadirin lelaki untuk turun ke Kuala Lumpur 9 Julai ini jika benar-benar anak jantan.

"Pengerusi Bersih 2.0, Datuk Ambiga, seorang perempuan pun turun ke jalan raya. Jadi, kalau saudara-saudara yang lelaki tak berani turut sama berhimpun, malulah kepada orang perempuan" katanya

Sokongan rakyat terhadap tuntutan Bersih semakin meluas
Ahli Parlimen Kuala Kedah, Ahmad bin Kassim turut mengingatkan rakyat bahawa prinsip pengasingan kuasa antara pentadbiran, perundangan dan kehakiman perlu dititik berat agar kuasa tidak berpusat kepada Perdana Menteri semata-mata.

"Kalau dah campur jadi macam rojak, ada masalah. Justeru, tuntutan
Bersih adalah sebahagian usaha memperbetul keadaan ini," katanya.

Ceramah berakhir kira-kira jam 12 tengah malam dengan ribuan hadirin yang mengikuti amanat pimpinan beransur-ansur pulang ke rumah masing-masing, dengan tekad untuk menyertai Himpunan Bersih 2.0.

Di wajah mereka, terpapar semangat untuk berhimpun di Kuala Lumpur 9 Julai ini.


Hot On The Heels Of Najib’s ‘No Guts Pakatan’, Hisham Threatens ISA

Posted: 26 Jun 2011 05:45 AM PDT

Malaysia Chronicle

As expected, Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein has threatened to use the Internal Security Act on participants of the three concurrent rallies due on July 9, and while he did not mention which rally, it was obvious that he was directing his comments to the largest one – the Bersih 2.0 Walk for Democracy.

The Bersih rally is organised by 62 of the country's most established NGOs, who plan a peaceful march to deliver an 8-point memorandum to the King calling for free and fair elections.

The rally is supported by the Pakatan Rakyat led by Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim. However, the Najib administration is against the rally, labelling it as an opposition ploy, but has failed to provide any good reasons why citizens could not assemble peacefully when it was guaranteed under the federal constitution.

"If there is chaos, I am responsible to make sure that proper action following the law will be taken to control the situation. The ISA does not need to be used but can be used but to use the ISA, there must be reasons that really threaten the country's security and safety," Hisham told reporters on Sunday.

The ISA is dreaded because it allows the government to jail dissidents and political foes for indefinite periods of time without trial.

No guts? Tell it to Onn Jaffar

Hisham's words came hot on the heels of his cousin, Prime Minister Najib Razak, who warned he would hold the Bersih organisers responsible if there was unrest.

"Do not create chaos just because you want power. If there is chaos, then you organisers will be held responsible," Najib had said at the opening of People's Progressive Party's 58th Annnual General Assembly earlier on Sunday.

The PM also challenged the Pakatan to fight his BN in a general election instead of holding street demonstrations which would only cause problems.

"If you have guts, then fight us during the election and not this way by holding demonstrations. Only those with no guts will hold demonstrations," said Najib.

But the actions of the two cousins failed to create much impact. In Najib's own home state of Pahang on Sunday, 1,000 Kuanatan folk took part in a peaceful protest against his plan to build a rare earth plant in Gebeng.

"Hisham and UMNO are no different from the Syria or Libya tyrannical regimes. The use of the ISA to stop a peaceful assembly is unlawful and in breach of our federal constitution. This cowardly threat will not deter the people from exercising their right to peaceful assembly. I have no doubt the July 9 rally will proceed as far as Bersih is concerned," human rights lawyer N Surendran told Malaysia Chronicle.

Even DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang has poured scorn on the cousins' hypocrisy, challenging Hisham to jail his late granddad Onn Jaffar, who played a primary role in the formation of UMNO with his anti-British and pro-Malay rights demonstrations in the 1950s.

"One of the pioneers of peaceful public rallies in Malaysia is none other than Datuk Onn Jaffar, the grandfather of the Home Minister. Would Hishammuddin have arrested his grandfather Datuk Onn Jaffar for organizing peaceful mass rallies and meetings resulting in formation of UMNO if the latter had been alive today?" Kit Siang had said in a statement on Thursday.

A joke

Indeed, given the distinguished backgrounds of the orgainising committee chaired by former Bar Council president Ambiga Sreenevasan, Najib will be hard-pressed to explain to the nation, investors and the global community why he would want to block a rally that promoted free and fair elections.

To do so would indicate that he does not wish for free and fair elections, in line with the accusations of many pundits, who say that without election fraud, it would be impossible for Najib and his UMNO party to win at the upcoming 13th general election.

Meanwhile, to warn off the people, police have begun arresting civilians who wore yellow t-shirts as that is the colour of the Bersih t-shirts. On Saturday, police also remanded 30 members of Parti Sosialis Malaysia for 'rekindling' Communist ideology and waging war on the King. According to the cops, the PSM members had worn t-shirts decorated with the faces of past Malaysian communist leaders such as Chin Peng, Rashid Maidin and Suriani Abdullah and this made them 'suspicious'.

"It has become a joke. There is no way anyone is going to cancel their rally. Nonsense," Batu MP Tian Chua told Malaysia Chronicle.

On July 9, in a bid to frazzle the Bersih rally, the Youth wing of Najib's UMNO party and sister-organization Perkasa will also be marching. Both UMNO Youth and Perkasa marches are intended to be counter-marches to the Bersih's but both are highly unlikely to draw many supporters.

As for the Bersih rally, a huge turnout is expected with many urban dwellers overcoming their initial fears as disgust for the ruling coalition rose.

Pakatan Rakyat, which has been quick to support the Bersih anti-election fraud platform, have also pledged to send their members. In particular, PAS president Hadi Awang has made an inspiring call, ordering all members of the Islamist party – totalling more than a million – to stand up for clean governance and attend the Bersih 2.0 on July 9.


Bersih 2.0: BN Terdesak Guna Nama Agung & S 122 -Dr Nasir

Posted: 26 Jun 2011 03:51 AM PDT


KL, 26 Jun 11: Pihak berkuasa akan menggunakan apa sahaja ruang dan segala bentuk undang-undang untuk menyekat perhimpunan aman Bersih 2.0 termasuk menggunakan nama Yang di-Pertuan Agong, kata Presiden Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM), Dr Nasir Hashim.

Menurut Nasir (gambar), senario seperti itu memang berlaku di Malaysia apabila suara rakyat mengatasi suara kerajaan. Adun Kota Damasara berkata, penahanan 30 anggota parti itu yang disiasat di bawah Seksyen 122 Kanun Keseksaan kerana didakwa melakukan kesalahan jenayah memerangi Yang di-Pertuan Agong, jelas membuktikan usaha terdesak pemerintah untuk menghalang rakyat menyuarakan hak mereka.

"Dalam hal ini senang sahaja. Kalau kerajaan beri arahan, kita tidak ikut, dan Agong restu ikut Perlembagaan seperti Akta Keselamatan Dalam Negeri atau apa sahaja.

"Jadi mereka boleh katakan begitu. Semua undang-undang, kalau anda pertikai, mereka boleh kata anda melanggar perintah Yang di-Pertuan Agong," kata beliau dipetik TV Selangor.

Menurut Nasir, beliau menjangkakan keadaan akan menjadi lebih tegang dan tidak mustahil provokasi polis akan menjadi lebih keras demi menakutkan rakyat dari menyertai himpunan aman ini. Bagaimanapun katanya, apa jua cara yang digunakan kerajaan, ia tidak akan mampu menghalang kuasa dan kehendak rakyat yang mahukan sebuah pilihan raya adil dan bersih dilaksanakan di negara ini.

"Memang cukup terdesak mereka ini. Tak makan akal. Tapi ini yang mereka lakukan sekarang ini. Kita jangkakan akan ada perkara yang lebih teruk akan berlaku tetapi rakyat mereka tidak dapat lawan," kata beliau.

Tindakan menahan 30 aktivis PSM termasuk Ahli Parlimen Sungai Siput Dr Michael Jayakumar Devaraj dan dihadapkan di Mahkamah Majistret petang ini adalah yang terbaru sejak kelmarin. Mereka akan disiasat di bawah Seksyen 122 Kanun Keseksaan kerana dikatakan melakukan kesalahan jenayah memerangi Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

Kesemuanya aktivis PSM ini ditahan semalam di plaza Tol Sungai Dua ketika dalam perjalanan untuk menghadiri satu majlis berkaitan Bersih 2.0 di Pulau Pinang. Kelmarin, beberapa anggota Angkatan Muda Keadilan (AMK) dan PAS juga turut ditahan kerana memakai pakaian berwarna kuning di beberapa tempat seperti Kapar dan Ampang.

Sementara itu, laporan Bernama Online Timbalan Ketua Polis Pulau Pinang, Datuk Abdul Rahim Jaafar berkata, siasatan polis mendapati sekumpulan aktivis PSM yang ditahan di Plaza Tol Sungai Dua di sini petang semalam cuba menghidupkan semula fahaman komunis.

Abdul Rahim berkata, ini berdasarkan pelbagai barangan yang dirampas polis daripada aktivis berkenaan mempunyai kaitan dengan fahaman Parti Komunis Malaya (PKM).

"Antaranya risalah dan kemeja-T yang tertulis nama Chin Peng, Rashid Maidin dan Suriani Abdullah, semua mereka ini mempunyai kaitan dengan PKM," katanya di George Town.

Abdul Rahim berkata, mereka dilihat cuba menghidupkan balik fahaman komunis dengan menyebarkan risalah berkenaan kepada rakyat di beberapa kawasan di Pulau Pinang.

"Polis terpaksa menahan semua mereka kerana membawa unsur menghasut rakyat untuk membenci kerajaan dan ini adalah sesuatu yang serius serta boleh mengancam keselamatan negara," katanya.

Kumpulan berkenaan yang menaiki sebuah bas persiaran dipercayai dalam rangka kempen mengedarkan risalah berkaitan perhimpunan haram yang dijadualkan 9 Julai ini.

Kempen PSM bertemakan "Udahlah tu... Bersaralah" itu dikatakan tertumpu ke bandar kecil di Semenanjung Malaysia sejak 24 Jun lalu.

Semalam 14 wanita dan 17 lelaki yang ditahan itu dibawa ke Ibu Pejabat Polis Daerah Seberang Perai Utara (SPU) di sini untuk dirakam percakapan. Abdul Rahim berkata, seorang daripada aktivis berkenaan dibebaskan kerana masih di bawah umur manakala 30 yang lain kini direman bagi membantu siasatan. (The Malaysian Insider)


Lebih Ramai Ditangkap Lebih Banyak Kerusi UMNO BN Melayang Dalam PRU13!

Posted: 26 Jun 2011 04:55 AM PDT

Hisham pertahan polis, dakwa 30 aktivis Bersih ada agenda

HULU SELANGOR, 26 Jun — Menteri Dalam Negeri Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein petang ini mempertahankan polis menahan 30 aktivis Bersih 2.0 di Pulau Pinang di bawah Seksyen 122 Kanun Keseksaan sambil berkata ada alasan untuk menjustifikasikan tindakan mereka.

Polis Pulau Pinang pagi tadi mengumumkan bahawa perintah reman akan dibuat mengikut Seksyen 122 Kanun Keseksaan kerana mereka berniat untuk memerangi Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

Hishammuddin berkata beliau belum lagi diberi butiran mengenai tahanan mereka tetapi laporan awal menunjukkan aktivis berkenaan ada agenda lain tersembunyi.

"Saya belum menerima satu laporan lengkap. Tetapi laporan awal menunjukkan pergerakan yang dikatakan sebagai demonstrasi aman, ada agenda lain," katanya di sini hari ini. -TMI


Malaysia detains about 60 activists ahead of rally

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Activists say Malaysian police detained dozens of opposition supporters amid efforts to prevent a massive rally seeking electoral transparency.

Authorities detained about 60 people in various towns while some of them were distributing political leaflets Saturday. Many were released after several hours of questioning, while the others were expected to be freed soon.

Human rights lawyer Malik Imtiaz Sarwar on Sunday described the police action as "a campaign of preemptive arrests" amid plans by independent activists to gather tens of thousands of people for an opposition-backed rally on July 9.

National police chief Ismail Omar said Malaysians should shun the rally because it could spark tensions.

General elections are widely expected within a year. -AP



Ulasan GB

Menteri KDN mempertahankan tindakan polis yang menahan aktivis Bersih 2.0 dengan menuduh mereka mempunyai "agenda lain"(?).

Tak dinyatakan apa "agenda lain" itu selain dari spekulasi liar, namun yang ia ia adalah luahan keresahan dan ketakutan UMNO BN terhadap permintaan dan tuntutan rakyat agar pilihanraya yang bersih dan adil dilaksanakan.

Tangkap seberapa ramai yang anda mahu.

Saya yakin kesan daripada tindakan polis ini akan mendapat tentangan hebat daripada majoriti rakyat. Ianya akan dimanifestasikan melalui kertas undi di dalam pilihanraya nanti. FULL STOP!


Hold police responsible! Rally will only turn chaotic if police start the attack!

Posted: 26 Jun 2011 07:13 AM PDT

By Shazwan Mustafa Kamal
June 26, 2011
  















What a load of crap from Najib!

Now read:
Nathaniel Tan believes this world is full of people, he was born to love them all. He blogs at www.jelas.info and tweets @NatAsasi
June 22, 2011
JUNE 22 — "Ambiga is a Jewish agent!"
"Cyber attacks part of Bersih campaign!"
"The Chinese better stock up on food supplies!"
That's what people in power have had to say about Bersih, and we've got three whole weeks left to go. I think we can only expect the demonization, ridiculousness, paranoia and accusations of being opposition puppets to continue.
It's full Cabinet ministers who are accusing Bersih of orchestrating web hacks that brought down multiple websites, and recording mad rants about how Bersih is a ploy to create a city full of rioting chaos.
I find myself asking: What is it these people are so afraid of?
Are their consciences and confidence so threatened that they've started jumping at their own shadows?
A government gripped by fear
A Father's Day story: As young kids, we used to get freaked out by stuff like cockroaches, lizards, spiders and stuff sometimes.
Dad used to ask, "How big is the cockroach?" We'd show the size of the cockroach with our fingers, and he'd continue, "OK, now how big are you?"
Given the size and power of the government relative to the means that civil society has at its disposal, we are forced to conclude that the government is in the grip of an immense paranoia that is causing top officials to lash out desperately with incoherent accusations that even the most hardened conspiracy theorist would find hard to believe (Jewish agent? Really?).
When those entrusted with the highest positions of power in the country start seeing little yellow devils everywhere they turn, I think something has gone terribly wrong somewhere.
If there is nothing to genuinely fear of the rally, the cause of this paranoia can only be a conscience troubled by numerous misdeeds and decades of corruption, and/or a deep and abiding fear that this rally is the first step towards massive losses in the next elections.
Any real reason to reject Bersih?
In the interests of fairness, let's try our best to objectively examine whether there is in fact anything to fear from Bersih and the July 9 rally.
Firstly: Is there any reason to fear rioting and chaos?
Let me answer with another question. Can anyone name a single civil society organised gathering in Malaysia that has erupted into any violence or chaos whatsoever in the absence of heavy-handed police action?
I think history will show that every single rally organised by Malaysian civil society has always been peaceful and contained. Chaos only happens when riot police start firing into crowds, as they seem so fond of doing.
When we gather on the streets, all we want to do is stand together as Malaysians to peacefully make a point. We march, we listen to a few speeches, chant a few slogans, and want nothing more than to disperse peacefully when everything is said and done. I for one can't wait to get out of the sun and back to a cool shower.
Why the Barisan Nasional government refuses to allow such a scenario to play out as peacefully as we want it to is a source of constant perplexity.
Secondly, is this some Pakatan Rakyat orchestrated scheme?
I can say with great personal conviction that the people calling the shots in Bersih would take great offence at the suggestion. The steering committee is devoid of political representation, and chairperson Ambiga Sreenevasan has publicly asserted that Anwar Ibrahim is not the one to decide whether or not the rally should go on.
The invitation to participate in the rally and align with Bersih's goals has been extended to every single political party in Malaysia, bar none. BN parties have every opportunity to work together with civil society towards a clean and fair electoral system, but seem to find the very idea toxic.
They've been invited to the party, and after refusing to come, insist that their opponents are using it as a platform to attack them.
Bersih's real goals
Third and most importantly, all this demonization of Bersih seems intent on distracting from what Bersih is really all about: Eight very simple, non controversial calls for freer and fairer elections.
I think it's worth listing out what does eight calls are:
1. Clean the electoral roll
2. Reform postal ballot
3. Use of indelible ink
4. Minimum 21 days campaign period
5. Free and fair access to media
6. Strengthen public institutions
7. Stop corruption
8. Stop dirty politics
Simple, right? The question we now have to ask the BN government, Umno Youth and Perkasa is, exactly which of these points do you have a problem with?
If it's one or two that seem problematic, if any at all, is it worth waging this ridiculous war against Bersih's very simple, straightforward manifesto?
Do you want a dirty electoral roll? Easy ways to use phantom voters? Lopsided access to the media? Weak public institutions? Corruption? Dirty politics?
Fighting the very simple, non-partisan things that Bersih is pushing for really seems quite ridiculous and unreasonable.
Bersih 2.0 was designed to be a universal movement, open to Malaysians of all colours, creeds and affiliations. All we want is a level playing field where patriotic citizens are able to choose their government in a just and fair manner.
The question is: Why do so many people — especially our highest government officials — seem to hate us so much for wanting something so simple and universal?
What are Ibrahim Ali, Khairy Jamaluddin and the BN government's real motivations and motives?
* The views expressed here are the personal opinion of the columnist.



Da Nyin thee or Jengkol or Dogfruit or Buah Jering has no Medicinal properties but toxic to Kidney

Posted: 26 Jun 2011 07:07 AM PDT

 

Archidendron jiringa, Indonesia: Jengkol/jering
Image via Wikipedia

Da Nyin thee or Jengkol or Dogfruit or Buah Jering has no Medicinal properties but toxic to Kidney.

Some people in Malaysia, Myanmar and ASEAN thought that the SMELLY-the-day-after-urine was a sign of bad toxic materials excreted out. But they are wrong. Most of the Myanmar doctors know about this. We have seen a lot of dysuria, haematuria, renal failure patients in Myanmar because our people like to eat hundreds of specially boiled Da Nyin thee or Jengkols.

The beans are mildly toxic due to the presence of djenkolic acid, an amino acid, which causes djenkolism (jengkol bean poisoning). It causes "spasmodic pain, gout, urinary obstruction and acute renal failure". [Wong, J. S., et al. (2007). Acute anuric renal failure following jering bean ingestion. Asian J Surg 30:1 80-1.]

The condition mainly affects men, and is not determined by how the beans are prepared, and individuals can consume the beans on multiple occasions without incident, to develop renal failure on another occasion. [Adler, S. G. and J. J. Weening. (2006). A case of acute renal failure. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 1: 158-165.]

Source: Wikipedia

But almost all the other people outside our country and most of the doctors are not aware of this danger. After all I was shocked to hear the words of a very famous (really good in operations) Urologist that he never heard nephrotoxic effects.

So no wonder this Star Newspaper is promoting this food here, "Snack much sought after for health properties" by FARIK ZOLKEPLI

KUALA TERENGGANU: The buah jering, which grows in the wild and is taken during meals as ulam (table salad) by many Malaysian families, has become a much sought-after snack, thanks to 79-year-old trader Ali Omar here.

He sells it both as a snack and as a cure for many types of ailments.

"The jering (which is actually a type of legume) is known to have medicinal benefits.

 Healing food: Despite his age, Ali continues selling buah jering at his stall in Kampung Bukit Besar, Kuala Terengganu.

"It can reduce one's blood sugar level and improve the digestive system.

"In the west coast it is taken as ulam but it is commonly prepared as a snack and eaten with coconut floss in the eastern states like Terengganu, Kelantan and Pahang," he said.

"It's not easy to prepare the snack as I have to boil the pod for about 14 hours and then deep fry the seeds with ingredients such as serai (lemon grass), ginger and sugar.

"It is a painstaking chore but I do it to help people."

"If boiled wrongly, there could be side effects like a bad toothache," said Ali, who sells the snack from a stall at Kampung Bukit Besar near here.

Although it started out as a hobby, the father of six and grandfather of "dozens" said it had now become more than just a side income for him.

"Many customers come back for more as their health improved upon eating the snack regularly," he said, adding that the jering snack has also done wonders for his family.

"It has produced a stable income that has allowed my children to further their studies," he said.

His only regret is that none of his children are keen to follow in his footsteps.

"The young people complain about the long hours of preparing the snack," he said.

He added that he had hired an assistant because of his age.

Ali said the snack was only prepared during the hot season when the jering was easily available.

He said because of the weather in Terengganu, which becomes wet during the monsoon, he often has to buy the jering pods from Malacca and other places.


Kalau Najib Anak Jantan, Jangan Halang Himpunan Aman Bersih

Posted: 26 Jun 2011 06:50 AM PDT

Siapa Perlu Tonjolkan Diri Sebagai Anak Jantan?

Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Razak hari ini membuat kenyataan mengelirukan apabila mencabar Pakatan Rakyat supaya berdepan dengan Barisan Nasional (BN) sebagai "anak jantan" dan bukan mengadakan Himpunan Bersih 2.0 pada 9 Julai ini.

Najib mendakwa matlamat utama Himpunan Bersih 2.0 adalah mahu menimbulkan huru-hara dalam negara.

"Pada pembangkang (Pakatan Rakyat) bila mereka melihat kita terus bergerak ditambah pula kemenangan pada pilihan raya kecil yang lalu dan pilihan raya negeri Sarawak, jadi bagaimana mereka mahu merampas momentum ini sebab momentum ini ada pada kita.

"Mereka buat kesimpulan untuk mendapatkan kuasa dengan mengadakan Himpunan Bersih 2.0, bukan untuk serahkan memorandum kepada Yang di-Pertuan Agong atau mahu sistem pilihan raya yang adil tapi nak buat huru-hara.

"Waktu pilihan raya, kalau anak jantan yang sebenar bila pilihan raya, bertandinglah . . . kalau berani, kalau bukan anak jantan buatlah di jalanan dan berdepan dengan undang-undang," katanya ketika merasmikan Perhimpunan Agung Tahunan Parti Progresif Penduduk di sini.

Kenyataan Perdana Menteri itu tersasar kerana Pakatan Rakyat sememangnya akan bertanding pada pilihan raya umum ke-13, malah itulah nadi utama segala aktiviti parti politik.

Namun pada masa sama, Pakatan, sebagai sebuah gagasan "anak jantan", mahukan sebuah pilihan raya yang bersih dan adil, justeru, ia memberi sokongan bulat kepada Perhimpunan Bersih 2.0.

Bersih 2.0 adalah anjuran pertubuhan-pertubuhan bukan kerajaan termasuk gabungan pelajar Islam dan Abim.

Pengerusi Bersih Ambiga Sreenevasan beberapa kali mengundang parti komponen BN untuk bersama-sama dalam gerakan bagi memperkasakan Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya (SPR) namun ia mendapat sambutan dingin.

Oleh kerana itu, amat mudah untuk pemimpin seperti Najib menyerang Bersih sebagai kononnya alat pembangkang untuk mencetuskan huru hara.

Dalam ucapannya hari ini, Najib juga merujuk kepada kemenangan BN di Sarawak sebagai bukti "momentum" atau rentak memenangi pilihanraya ada ditangan BN.

Sebenarnya Pakatan Rakyat melipatgandakan kemenangannya dari tujuh kerusi kepada 15 kerusi pada PRN Sarawak April lalu.

Pilihan raya itu juga memaksa Ketua Menteri Abdul Taib Mahmud untuk mengumumkan tempoh persaraan beliau selepas pemerintahan 30 tahun yang dibelit dengan dakwaan rasuah dan penyelewengan kuasa.

Jangan lupa kemenangan Pakatan itu diraih walaupun Barisan Nasional menguasai segala jentera kerajaan, media arus perdana dan menabur wang yang dikatakan berjumlah kira-kira RM500 juta ringgit untuk mengekalkan majoriti dua pertiganya.

Walaupun menang, jumlah undi untuk BN di Sarawak merosot kepada 54.5 peratus berbanding 62.9 peratus pada pilihan raya negeri sebelumnya.

Justeru, janganlah dibanggakan sangat kemenangan BN di Sarawak.

Najib juga mendakwa BN tidak pernah memanipulasi pilihan raya seperti mana yang didakwa Pakatan Rakyat.

"Kalau kata pilihan raya ini tidak adil kenapa kita nak serah Selangor, kenapa nak serah Pulau Pinang, kenapa PAS boleh perintah 20 tahun di Kelantan.

"Kalau kata kita manipulasi pilihan raya sudah tentu semua negeri akan jadi milik BN, kita tidak manipulasi pilihan raya tapi kita didokong rakyat," kata Najib.

Alasan lapuk yang diguna pakai sejak zaman Tun Dr Mahathir ini mudah dijawab.

Tsunami politik yang melanda Malaysia tahun 2008 menyebabkan segala undi pos, pengundi hantu dan amalan-amalan lain tidak cukup untuk menongkah arus sokongan luar biasa rakyat terhadap PR.

Kotak-kotak undi pos dan pengundi hantu hanya memadai untuk mengurangkan jurang sokongan yang diperolehi oleh calon-calon PR di Selangor, Pulau Pinang, Kedah dan Kelantan namun tidak cukup untuk menafikan mereka kemenangan.

Namun begitu, di Perak, majoriti tipis Pakatan Rakyat membolehkan Umno cepat-cepat merampas semula negeri itu kerana tiga wakil rakyat Parti Keadilan Rakyat dan DAP sanggup lompat keluar diselubungi dakwaan mereka menerima ganjaran lumayan.

Oleh itu penguasaan PR di beberapa negeri tidak harus dijadikan contoh untuk menghalalkan SPR sebagai sebuah badan yang bersih dan berkecuali atau pun BN tidak memanipulasi proses pilihanraya.

Hakikat ialah pilihanraya di negara ini sentiasa dibayangi oleh masalah ketelusan undi pos dan pengundi hantu.

Pada zaman Mahathir, fenomena itu diburukkan lagi dengan pemberian kerakyatan kepada warga asing untuk membolehkan mereka mengundi BN di Sabah.

Kini projek IC Sabah dikatakan menular di Semenanjung selain masalah pemindahan pengundi dari satu kawasan ke kawasan lain.

Berlatarbelakangkan semua ini, tidak harus timbul keraguan dalam tekad pembangkang mahukan sebuah SPR yang berwibawa.

Pada masa sama "kejantanan" Pakatan untuk menghadapi Umno-BN pada PRU akan datang tidak juga perlu diragukan.

Persoalannya adakah Najib dan Umno anak jantan yang sanggup bertanding secara adil, tanpa menguasai media arus perdana, dan tanpa menggunakan kemudahan awam serta dana rakyat untuk menyogok pengundi.

Jika jawapan adalah YA, saya yakin penganjur Bersih tidak akan keberatan untuk membatal gerakan mereka. -wira arjuna



ajib: Kalau anak jantan tanding PRU, bukan buat demo 9 Julai

KUALA LUMPUR, 26 Jun — Dilihat sebagai nada yang semakin keras, Datuk Seri Najib Razak hari ini mencabar Pakatan Rakyat supaya berdepan dengan Barisan Nasional (BN) sebagai "anak jantan" dan bukan turun di jalan untuk mengadakan Himpunan Bersih 2.0 pada 9 Julai ini.

Pengerusi BN ini berkata, matlamat utama Himpunan Bersih 2.0 bukan mahu menyerahkan memorandum kepada Yang di-Pertuan Agong, tetapi mahu menimbulkan huru-hara dalam negara.

"Pada pembangkang (Pakatan Rakyat) bila mereka melihat kita terus bergerak ditambah pula kemenangan pada pilihan raya kecil yang lalu dan pilihan raya negeri Sarawak, jadi bagaimana mereka mahu merampas momentum ini sebab momentum ini ada pada kita.

"Mereka buat kesimpulan untuk mendapatkan kuasa dengan mengadakan Himpunan Bersih 2.0, bukan untuk serahkan memorandum kepada Yang di-Pertuan Agong atau mahu sistem pilihan raya yang adil tapi nak buat huru-hara.

"Waktu pilihan raya, kalau anak jantan yang sebenar bila pilihan raya, bertandinglah . . . kalau berani, kalau bukan anak jantan buatlah di jalanan dan berdepan dengan undang-undang," katanya ketika merasmikan Perhimpunan Agung Tahunan Parti Progresif Penduduk di sini.

Najib menegaskan bahawa BN tidak pernah memanipulasi pilihan raya seperti mana yang didakwa Pakatan Rakyat.

"Kalau kata pilihan raya ini tidak adil kenapa kita nak serah Selangor, kenapa nak serah Pulau Pinang, kenapa PAS boleh perintah 20 tahun di Kelantan.

"Kalau kata kita manipulasi pilihan raya sudah tentu semua negeri akan jadi milik BN, kita tidak manipulasi pilihan raya tapi kita didokong rakyat... tapi kita jangan buat sesuatu yang boleh timbulkan huru-hara di jalanan sebab kuasa politik di tangan rakyat bukan di jalanan," katanya.

Bersih memutuskan mengadakan perhimpunan besar-besaran pada 9 Julai di ibu negara untuk mendesak Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya (SPR) melakukan transformasi dalam sistem pilihan raya.

Himpunan Bersih kali pertama diadakan pada 2007 dan berjaya menggerakkan kira-kira 50,000 orang sebelum disuraikan oleh polis dengan menggunakan gas pemedih mata dan meriam air. -TMI


Ulasan GB

Jika Najib boleh mencabar jika anak jantan, bertanding dalam pilihanraya, maka kita juga boleh mencabar Najib anak jantan, jangan sekat perhimpunan aman Bersih 2.0 yang menuntut sistem pilihanraya di negara ini dijalankan dengan bersih,telus dan adil!

Jika yakin SPR sudah jalankan secara bersih, telus dan adil, kenapa takut dengan perhimpunan walaupun berjuta rakyat menyertainya?

Tetapi apabila kamu sendiri tahu bahawa pilihanraya itu telah dilaksanakan dengan kotor dan penuh penipuan, itu sebab perhimpunan walaupun 5 orang dirasakan semacam 5 juta orang.


Ia umpama mimpi ngeri buat UMNO BN. Kerana sejarah telah membuktikan, BN gagal memnguasai majoriti 2/3 parlimen sehingga begitu ramai menteri kabinet kecundang dan terkangkang untuk mempertahankan parlimen masing-masing selepas perhimpunan Bersih I pada tahun 2007.

GB ingin menyatakan bahawa UMNO BN boleh halang rakyat berhimpun, boleh gagalkan BERSIH 2.0, boleh memperkudakan SPR sepuas hati, TETAPI hukuman rakyat dan hukuman Allah tetap berjalan. Jika kuasa rakyat dihalang, maka kuasa Tuhan akan mengambil tempat menggantikan kuasa rakyat. Rakyat akan mengangkat dan menadah tangan mereka ke hadhrat Ilahi agar Dia segera campurtangan demi kebenaran dan keadilan di dalam negara ini. Agaknya mampukah Najib dan polis menghalang kuasa Tuhan?

Dan sekali lagi GB nyatakan, jika perhimpunan Bersih 2.0 dihalang, PRU13 bakal menyaksikan UMNO BN kecundang lebih teruk dari yang dijangkakan!


Furious Hadi orders 1 million PAS members to attend Bersih

Posted: 26 Jun 2011 05:27 AM PDT


Corrupt Barisan Nasional : UMNO has had it easy for too long. So has the BN coalition it heads. Prime Minister Najib Razak has not been shy to bully his way through using the might of the government machinery and the institutions of authority to maintain his momentum.
But with the next general election on the way, the Pakatan Rakyat led by Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim is starting to show its long-held-back muscle. Leaders all three component parties PAS, PKR and DAP have declared their unreserved support for the Bersih 2.0 rally organised by 62 of the country's most established NGOs.
The rally is mean to be a citizens' march for democracy, culiminating with the delivery of a memorandum to the King, demanding free and fair elections. But Najib and his UMNO party believe that the march is a slap in the face to his leadership.

They have been accused of resorting to unsavory means that include, threatening ethnic cleansing against the Malaysian Chinese, "preventive arrests" and most lately, death threats were issued against Bersih organising chairman Ambiga Sreenevasan, the former head of the Bar Council and a receipent of the prestigious International Women of Courage Award.
That was the last straw.
1,000,000 members from PAS
In a rare show of silent fury, PAS president Hadi Awang ordered all one million of its members to join the Bersih 2.0 slated for July 9. So too will Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim order PKR members and it is expected that DAP will also encourage its supporters to join unrreservedly and without fear.
"I call on all PAS members supporters to join the Bersih rally on July 9 to demand for clean and fair elections," said PAS president Hadi Awang.
This is not the first time he has declared support for the rally. Earlier this month, the PAS central committee endorsed a motion by its newly-minted deputy president Mohamad Sabu to send 300,000 members.
Hadi reiterated the 8 reforms demanded by Bersih were noble and just, in line with social justice espoused in Islam.
Another famous cleric, Dr Asri Zainul Abidin, also said the same a day ago. Asri had also warned the authorities not to use underhanded means to disrupt the rally.
Stand up and speak up for yourselves
At a press conference earlier today, Anwar called on Malaysians to stand up to UMNO and the BN, urging them to reject the racial and gutter politicking practised by their leaders to cling to power.
"We are clearly disgusted. But what is worse, it is not only about the purveyors but the fact that this system seeks to condone, allow and publicise this.  So, all the more reason why members of the public must take a position. Enough of this racist rhetoric and nonsense. We have to speak up," said Anwar.
DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang, who was also present, was just as fiery in his words. The veteran leader accused Najib of plunging Malaysia into its lowest ebb, where democracy and civil rights had the least space, racial polarization the most worst in 5 decades, while the economy faced bankruptcy by 2019 - as forecast by the government's own analysts.
"We see in the country this vile extremism rearing its ugly head. These were unheard of in the past, the open threat of assassination is now developing as the latest form of extremism," said Kit Siang.
"If they had taken proper steps to ensure that moderates can have their rightful place in the country and clamp down on such extremism, Malaysia would not be in the sorry state that it is in today. Instead of the home minister, police, together with other political leaders making baseless threats."
Appends below the 8 reforms drawn up and demanded on behalf of Malaysians by the the Bersih steering committee:
1. Clean the electoral roll
The electoral roll is marred with irregularities such as deceased persons and multiple persons registered under a single address or non-existent addresses. The electoral roll must be revised and updated to wipe out these 'phantom voters'. The rakyat have a right to an electoral roll that is an accurate reflection of the voting population.
In the longer term, BERSIH 2.0 also calls for the EC to implement an automated voter registration system upon eligibility to reduce irregularities.
2. Reform postal ballot
The current postal ballot system must be reformed to ensure that all citizens of Malaysia are able to exercise their right to vote. Postal ballot should not only be open for all Malaysian citizens living abroad, but also for those within the country who cannot be physically present in their voting constituency on polling day. Police, military and civil servants too must vote normally like other voters if not on duty on polling day.
The postal ballot system must be transparent. Party agents should be allowed to monitor the entire process of postal voting.
3. Use of indelible ink
Indelible ink must be used in all elections. It is a simple, affordable and effective solution in preventing voter fraud. In 2007, the EC decided to implement the use of indelible ink. However, in the final days leading up to the 12th General Elections, the EC decided to withdraw the use of indelible ink citing legal reasons and rumours of sabotage.
BERSIH 2.0 demands for indelible ink to be used for all the upcoming elections. Failure to do so will lead to the inevitable conclusion that there is an intention to allow voter fraud.
4. Minimum 21 days campaign period
The EC should stipulate a campaign period of not less than 21 days. A longer campaign period would allow voters more time to gather information and deliberate on their choices. It will also allow candidates more time to disseminate information to rural areas. The first national elections in 1955 under the British Colonial Government had a campaign period of 42 days but the campaign period for 12th GE in 2008 was a mere 8 days.
5. Free and fair access to media
It is no secret that the Malaysian mainstream media fails to practice proportionate, fair and objective reporting for political parties of all divide. BERSIH 2.0 calls on the EC to press for all media agencies, especially state-funded media agencies such as Radio and Television Malaysia (RTM) and Bernama to allocate proportionate and objective coverage for all potlical parties.
6. Strengthen public institutions
Public institutions must act independently and impartially in upholding the rule of law and democracy. Public institutions such as the Judiciary, Attorney-General, Malaysian Anti-Corruption Agency (MACC), Police and the EC must be reformed to act independently, uphold laws and protect human rights.
In particular, the EC must perform its constitutional duty to act independently and impartially so as to enjoy public confidence. The EC cannot continue to claim that they have no power to act, as the law provides for sufficient powers to institute a credible electoral system.
7. Stop corruption
Corruption is a disease that has infected every aspect of Malaysian life. BERSIH 2.0 and the rakyat demand for an end to all forms of corruption. Current efforts to eradicate corruption are mere tokens to appease public grouses. We demand that serious action is taken against ALL allegations of corruption, including vote buying.
8. Stop dirty politics
Malaysians are tired of dirty politics that has been the main feature of the Malaysian political arena. We demand for all political parties and politicians to put an end to gutter politics. As citizens and voters, we are not interested in gutter politics; we are interested in policies that affect the nation.
- ENDS


marvin ng. this post is for you.

Posted: 26 Jun 2011 04:08 AM PDT

In another 2 days, it would be our one month anniversary. Yes. ONE MONTH. *screams*

So what have we done in the past one month?

First date.

We went on an adventure cum photo shoot session at Pulau Ubin. But back then, we weren't together. It was the first date. We were both "testing" each other's water. We talked about the school, friends, love, family, work, photography, basically everything under the sun. We could talk about anything, without having to feel awkward about it. And after such a long day we still went for a movie – Fast and Furious 5. And you had watched it before.

Second date.

You came to pick me up at my house with Alexis (affectionate name for his Ford Focus) before heading to Serangoon Gardens for a checkup. And you drove me to AMK to have Teochew style dinner. Complete with HUGE pomfret, cabbages, beansprouts, chinese cabbages, fishcakes. And you really showed that you COULD eat. and we had our after-dinner walk at Bishan park.

Third date.

You came to pick me up again, with Alexis as usual. But this time its in the middle of the night! SO WE COULD WATCH THE SUNRISE TOGETHER. before I head to work. You only managed to book out on saturday morning  and I have to work in the afternoon. But something cropped up at work, and my work hours not only been brought forward and got extended as well. Couldnt get to watch the sunrise either. Because it was raining heavily. ARGH!

Fourth date.

This time, we checked the weather, decided on the place and time. Slept ALOT. Brought my 550D out. and yes. WE ARE GOING TO WATCH the sunrise again! While waiting in the car, we had our heart to heart talks. That brought us closer. And we got to understand each other better. Soon, sunrise was here. Sun was on the horizon and before i could get the settings right, the sun WAS ALREADY IN THE SKIES, SHINING BRIGHTLY. argh. I think i should have prepared more. nevermind. there's more chances in future.

Fifth date.

Our first movie marathon! I had wanted to watch Kungfu Panda 2, and you had wanted to watch X-Men! And because it was during the school holidays and its a weekend, you had wanted to book online. But I said no, there's UOB promotions, and I will head down after work on Friday to get the tickets first. You felt the pinch for me having to pay so much for the movie tickets, and so you offered to pick the tab for dinner! *sweet* We went Clarke Quay, your old workplace – Fremantle Seafood Market.  The sashimi, I must say was magnificent. It was the first time i had raw clams and the angelfish (forgot the name for it. Think it starts with a H) The teriyaki salmon was well cooked. and with caviar. OOSH. maximum shiokness. But sashimi, salmon and your fish&chips for 100+? kinda overpriced in my opinion. =X

Sixth date.

You had booked out on Thurs night. But I didn't know and had scheduled work on Friday. You came to surprised me in the morning with your classic black framed specs and laokokkok (LKK) phone. I remembered having food tasting that day and I had wanted to stay back for it. After that you came and PICK ME UP to drive me home! And bought 2 bottles of 'cooling tea for my cough. Barley and Chrysanthemum. I made noise having to drink it cos I dont really like to drink both of them (though i DO drink them, just put it this way, im fussy about which kind of barley/chrysanthemum tea is it.)

The next day you came to pick me up again with Alexis. We went Hougang Green for breakfast and off we go to Macritchie for the HSBC Treetop Walk – in slippers and sandals that is. Little did we know, to reach the treetop, we have to trek/walk 5KILOMETRES for it. and because it rained in the morning. The walkway was kind of wet and slippery. And you decided to head back home to change instead. >_< So first back to my house to change and to your house and THEN, back to Macritchie. Treetop was nothing special. But the 11KM walk was indeed a feat. Moreover we had never trained for it. I'm glad we managed to complete it together, with our hands held tight. We will have a long road of ahead of us. =)

Seventh date.

Had a short date on Friday because I had to be home to receive the SingTel modem.Managed to catch The Popper's Penguins. and caught Green Lantern the next day. Nothing very special, just like a typical date. Went back to Sengkang to pick Alexis up. And off we go to Gain City to check out the stainless steel rice cookers for my parents. But turn out they dont carry stainless steel pots. We then drove to NEX mall for Courts. Turn out the queue for NEX mall carpark was beyond atrocious and had to park at the nearby HDB car parks. Since it was your first time, I brought you to Pet Safari and you met many of your favourite breed – POODLE. (I'm sorry but till now I can't comprehend why would A GUY LIKE POODLES!) And while looking at a 6 mths of lab, we had to watch him/her vomit TWICE and he/she almost ate her own vomit. Ewks.

You had wanted to drive me to AMK, near your old house to try the Hokkien Mee there. But sadly the hawker centre was closed for renovation and so you decided to head to the one at Toa Payoh instead. Oyster Omelette, Char Kway Teow and Hokkien Mee. Dinner was so sinful lor! TSKTSK!

Sunday morning I finally agreed to see the doctor after the persistent cough never seem to go away after two weeks. And it gets worst at night. Baby came and pick me up again. Drove to Jalan Kayu TO EAT ROTI PRATA! All because I told him it had been ages since I last ate roti prata! And being a healthy living person, he decided to give in to me!!! HEHHEH! 23mins for my roti prata! end up was some miserable small piece, but luckily it was filling enough for me. Bought beancurd and mutton curry back for my parents and off to the doctors.

Aside to that, we had our first fight. Which I think I had took the words too seriously. But its okay. We made up already. =)

I had expected queue at the clinic. But surprisingly, there was none! The wait was barely 5mins. The doctor said my lungs are pretty sensitive. And I am to avoid all raw food, cooling and cold food/drinks for quite some time. Looks like I can't drink anything cold and eat anything cooling for some time. Sighs.

- Pause -

In just one month, you have already brought me so much adventures and laughter. Always bring me to new places to eat. Always looking out for new places of adventures. And I certainly look forward to more exciting adventures with you.

To the many more month-anniversaries together. To the long road we shall walk with our hands held close.

Happy Anniversary, my dear Marvin. =)


Lebih Ramai Ditangkap Lebih Banyak Kerusi UMNO BN Melayang Dalam PRU13!

Posted: 26 Jun 2011 04:57 AM PDT

Hisham pertahan polis, dakwa 30 aktivis Bersih ada agenda

HULU SELANGOR, 26 Jun — Menteri Dalam Negeri Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein petang ini mempertahankan polis menahan 30 aktivis Bersih 2.0 di Pulau Pinang di bawah Seksyen 122 Kanun Keseksaan sambil berkata ada alasan untuk menjustifikasikan tindakan mereka.

Polis Pulau Pinang pagi tadi mengumumkan bahawa perintah reman akan dibuat mengikut Seksyen 122 Kanun Keseksaan kerana mereka berniat untuk memerangi Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

Hishammuddin berkata beliau belum lagi diberi butiran mengenai tahanan mereka tetapi laporan awal menunjukkan aktivis berkenaan ada agenda lain tersembunyi.

"Saya belum menerima satu laporan lengkap. Tetapi laporan awal menunjukkan pergerakan yang dikatakan sebagai demonstrasi aman, ada agenda lain," katanya di sini hari ini. -TMI


Malaysia detains about 60 activists ahead of rally

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Activists say Malaysian police detained dozens of opposition supporters amid efforts to prevent a massive rally seeking electoral transparency.

Authorities detained about 60 people in various towns while some of them were distributing political leaflets Saturday. Many were released after several hours of questioning, while the others were expected to be freed soon.

Human rights lawyer Malik Imtiaz Sarwar on Sunday described the police action as "a campaign of preemptive arrests" amid plans by independent activists to gather tens of thousands of people for an opposition-backed rally on July 9.

National police chief Ismail Omar said Malaysians should shun the rally because it could spark tensions.

General elections are widely expected within a year. -AP



Ulasan GB

Menteri KDN mempertahankan tindakan polis yang menahan aktivis Bersih 2.0 dengan menuduh mereka mempunyai "agenda lain"(?).

Tak dinyatakan apa "agenda lain" itu selain dari spekulasi liar, namun yang ia ia adalah luahan keresahan dan ketakutan UMNO BN terhadap permintaan dan tuntutan rakyat agar pilihanraya yang bersih dan adil dilaksanakan.

Tangkap seberapa ramai yang anda mahu.

Saya yakin kesan daripada tindakan polis ini akan mendapat tentangan hebat daripada majoriti rakyat. Ianya akan dimanifestasikan melalui kertas undi di dalam pilihanraya nanti. FULL STOP!


Frotilla II Gaza, PR Tidak Serta, Hanya NGO Pro-BN Yang Pergi

Posted: 26 Jun 2011 03:34 AM PDT

Misi Gaza: Grup Malaysia pergi tanpa MP Pakatan, tidak hirau amaran Amerika

KUALA LUMPUR, 25 Jun – Rombongan Malaysia yang menyertai Flotilla Kemanusiaan Antarabangsa II ke Gaza, selama seminggu bermula minggu depan, akan meneruskan programnya meskipun tidak disertai wakil Pakatan Rakyat, malah Amerika Syarikat beri amaran agar tidak mengadakan misi seumpama itu.

Semalam, Ahli Parlimen Shah Alam Khalid Samad membuat keputusan muktamad menarik diri daripada pasukan Malaysia misi ke Gaza kali ini atas alasan ia telah dicemari oleh politik BN dan penganjurnya.

"Saya dah buat keputusan untuk tarik diri. Misi Gaza telah dicemari politiking oleh (Datuk Seri) Najib (Razak) dan penganjurnya. Saya dimaklumkan NGO yang tinggal pun hanya NGO yang pro-BN iaitu Aman Malaysia dan Ihsan (Pekida). Muslimcare, Yayasan Amal semua dah tarik diri.

"Selebihnya saya akan kemas kini blog selepas kembali dari Mekah ke Jazan," kata Khalid semalam.

Ketua Misi LL4G, Dr Noorazman Mohd Samsudin ketika dihubungi The Malaysian Insider hari ini berkata, "kami akan meneruskan misi kami sebagaimana telah dijadualkan, esok."

Sambil mempertahankan bahawa misi kali ini tidak dipengaruhi atau dimonopoli oleh Umno-BN, Dr Noorazman berkata, pihaknya hendak menaiki kapal misi kemanusiaan atas solidariti rakyat Malaysia tetapi "nampaknya ia tidak tercapai kali ini."

"Apa yang dikatakan (dimonopoli) tidak betul sepenuhnya," kata Dr Noorazman lagi sambil menambah, pihaknya tidak dimaklumkan secara rasmi mengenai keputusan wakil rakyat itu mahu menarik diri daripada menyertai misi kali ini.

"Dia (Khalid) tidak beritahu (kami) secara rasmi, cuma dengar dari jauh," katanya.

Menurut Dr Noorazman, kali terakhir Khalid, wakil Pakatan Rakyat, menghubunginya adalah pada Isnin lalu untuk bertanya tentang butiran perjalanan.

"Kami berharap Pakatan Rakyat juga ada wakil untuk menunjukkan solidariti dalam misi ini, tetapi beliau menarik diri... itu hak dia (jika mahu menarik diri)," tambah beliau.

Tempat Khalid akan digantikan oleh orang lain tetapi bukan wakil rakyat, kata Noorazman sambil menambah, "jika hendak digantikan dengan ahli Parlimen sangat sukar pada saat-saat akhir."

Pengganti itu juga bukan wakil Pakatan Rakyat.

Mengulas lanjut semalam, Khalid juga berkata, beliau langsung tidak tahu-menahu mengenai 10 sukarelawan Malaysia yang menyertai misi ini akan berlepas ke Athens esok.

"Saya tidak menerima sebarang maklumat daripada penganjur berkenaan perkara terbaru ini. Kali terakhir saya menelefon penganjur pada 20 Jun lepas tetapi tiada kata putus berkenaan sukarelawan yang akan terlibat.

"Ini yang buat saya lebih yakin ada agenda lain... bukan untuk menolong rakyat Palestin di Gaza tetapi bermotifkan politik semata-mata," ujarnya lagi.

Dr Noorazman pula menjawab pihaknya sangat berharap Khalid akan menyertai misi kemanusiaan kali ini tetapi tiada respons sehinggalah "kami membaca laporan The Malaysian Insider."

"Tiada respons (daripada Khalid), sepatutnya tidak ada kepincangan dalam perpaduan rakyat dalam hal ini, sebab parti-parti politik, kita ada wakil dia, oleh kerana tiada respons, kami anggap beliau tarik diri," katanya.

Khalid akan kembali ke tanah air Selasa ini.

Flotilla kali ini bukan hanya disertai sukarelawan negara Islam, malah dari Amerika Syarikat, Eropah dan negara Barat, termasuk mereka yang bukan beragama Islam.

Semalam, media asing juga melaporkan Setiausaha Negara Amerika Syarikat Hillary Clinton menegaskan pihaknya menentang rancangan aktivis pro-Palestin termasuk 10 orang dari Malaysia yang mahu mengadakan misi kemanusiaan kedua ke Gaza minggu depan sambil menyifatkan ia satu tindakan yang hanya akan memprovokasi Israel.

"Kami tidak percaya misi kemanusiaan ini perlu atau satu usaha yang berguna dalam membantu penduduk Gaza," kata beliau di Washington.

Pada 31 Mei 2010, komando Israel membunuh sembilan aktivis Turki termasuk seorang rakyat Amerika Syarikat, yang menaiki kapal Turki misi kemanusiaan ke Gaza.

Menjawab perkembangan itu, Dr Noorazman berkata pihaknya sedar tentang perkara tersebut termasuk pelbagai tekanan yang dikenakan sejak baru-baru ini.

Justeru katanya, rancangan pihaknya tidak mengalami sebarang perubahan setakat ini.

"Ya, kami sedar. Memang ada tekanan, dikenakan peraturan baru dan yang ketat termasuk ke atas kapal-kapal yang hendak digunakan. Tekanan dikenakan di Greek dan di negara-negara Eropah yang lain.

"Pun begitu, setakat ini tiada perubahan dalam perjalanan kami," katanya lagi. -TMI


BACA DAN TELITI BERITA INI

Posted: 25 Jun 2011 09:18 PM PDT


Startling Facts

Posted: 26 Jun 2011 01:22 AM PDT

A loser is a window washer on the 44th floor who steps back to admire his work..

A man usually feels better after a few winks, especially if she winks back.

Friends may come and go, but enemies accumulate.


There is always one more imbecile than you counted on.

If at first you don't succeed ... well, so much for sky diving.

Nobody will ever win the battle of the sexes. There's too much fraternizing with the enemy.

There's a fine line between fishing and standing on the shore like an idiot.

Did you ever walk into a room and forget why you walked in? I think that's how dogs spend their lives.

Don't worry about the world ending today... It's already tomorrow in Australia. (unless you're in Australia -- then start worrying)

Character is what you are. Reputation is what people think you are.

Drive carefully It's not only cars that can be recalled by their maker.

A man who says marriage is a 50-50 proposition doesn't understand two things:
1. WOMEN

2. FRACTIONS

Keep smiling and have a nice day!


Jemaah Islamiah: Kenyataan Menteri BN Bercanggah

Posted: 26 Jun 2011 01:00 AM PDT

Ada bukti ideologi dan gerakan JI bertapak di M'sia'

TAMPIN (Negeri Sembilan): Timbalan Perdana Menteri Malaysia, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, kelmarin menegaskan bahawa kerajaannya mempunyai bukti wujudnya ideologi dan gerakan fahaman pelampau Jemaah Islamiah (JI) bertapak di Malaysia, sebagaimana yang dilaporkan media.

Tan Sri Muhyiddin berkata kerajaan Malaysia memandang serius ancaman tersebut kerana kumpulan itu dianggap berbahaya, bukan sekadar sebagai pelampau agama, malah dalam beberapa hal, dianggap sebagai kumpulan pengganas.

'Sebagaimana yang dimaklumkan pihak berkuasa, ada bukti-bukti dan ia telah dinyatakan dalam media.

'Kumpulan ini menyalahgunakan Islam dan melatih mereka menjadi pejuang jihad.

'Ini jihad yang menyimpang dan membahayakan keselamatan negara,' kata beliau kepada pemberita selepas meninjau ladang ternakan lembu di Pusat Fidlot Nasional, Gemas, dekat sini, kelmarin.

Tan Sri Muhyiddin, yang diminta mengulas gerakan jihad yang memesongkan pemikiran pelajar sekolah agama dan maahad untuk membenci kerajaan, menambah bahawa pihak berkuasa mengetahui perkara itu dan sedang menjalankan siasatan secara menyeluruh.

'Mungkin pihak sekolah dan maahad tidak sedar perkara ini berlaku atau sengaja tidak sedar bahawa tempat pendidikan dan pengajian mereka itu digunakan bagi tujuan tidak baik ini,' ujarnya.

Justeru, katanya, kerajaan Malaysia mahu jihad yang menyimpang itu dicegah daripada berlarutan sehingga boleh membahayakan negara itu.

'Kalau sudah jelas kes itu ada, tindakan bersesuaian sepatutnya boleh diambil pihak berkuasa keselamatan.

'Pihak berkuasa boleh bekerjasama dengan kerajaan negeri terbabit atau pihak berkuasa yang menjaga perihal sekolah dan maahad ini,' tambah beliau.

Ditanya sama ada isu JI itu melibatkan maahad atau sekolah di beberapa negeri, Tan Sri Muhyiddin berkata, setakat yang diketahuinya, hanya tempat tertentu sahaja yang menjalankan kegiatan tersebut.

'Kami haruslah ke tempat itu, tengoklah gerakannya. Tempat lain, tiada dalam pengetahuan saya,' tegasnya.

Akhbar Utusan Malaysia baru- baru ini melaporkan bahawa ideologi kumpulan ekstremis seperti JI disebarkan di kalangan pelajar sekolah di negeri itu.

Malah, para pelajar seolah-olah dipupuk dengan sikap membenci kerajaan, selain mereka diperlukan berbaiah dan melakukan demonstrasi sebagai persediaan menentang kerajaan. - UM


Malaysia bukan sasaran militan
June 11, 2011

Hishammuddin memberi jaminan kepada orang ramai bahawa keadaan keselamatan negara ketika ini cukup terkawal, dan berkata Malaysia mempunyai hubungan yang cukup erat dengan agensi risikan antarabangsa dalam hal itu.

PENDANG, 11 Jun (Bernama) — Malaysia bukan sasaran serangan kumpulan militan, walaupun anggota kumpulan itu mungkin berada di negara ini, kata Menteri Dalam Negeri Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein.

Hishammuddin memberi jaminan kepada orang ramai bahawa keadaan keselamatan negara ketika ini cukup terkawal, dan berkata Malaysia mempunyai hubungan yang cukup erat dengan agensi risikan antarabangsa dalam hal itu.

"Sebenarnya, Malaysia bukan negara sasaran mereka…mungkin mereka ada di negara kita, tetapi bukan sebagai sasaran… setakat inilah.

"Kita ambil tindakan proaktif dan pencegahan. Maklumat yang kita peroleh bukan hanya dalaman agensi kita, tetapi juga daripada agensi antarabangsa," katanya kepada pemberita selepas merasmikan Mesyuarat Perwakilan Umno bahagian Pendang di Kompleks Umno Paya Mak Inson hari ini.

Semalam, Polis Diraja Malaysia (PDRM) mengumumkan penahanan seorang anggota kumpulan militan warga Indonesia, Agus Salim, 34, Isnin lepas, yang dipercayai bersubahat dengan Mas Selamat Kasturi, pemimpin rangkaian Jemaah Islamiah (JI) Singapura, yang ditahan di Johor pada April 2009.

Gerakan Islam

Hishammuddin berkata gerakan militan bukan hanya berkisar kepada agama Islam sahaja kerana ancaman keganasan dalam dunia tanpa sempadan kini amat serius, dan ada satu kes mungkin akan diumumkan, yang tidak ada kena mengena dengan Islam, namun ia juga berkaitan dengan militan.

Sehubungan itu, katanya, beliau sering menekankan bahawa masalah warga asing, pekerja asing, pendatang asing tanpa izin, penyeludupan dadah dan penyeludupan senjata, malah pekerja asing yang datang secara halal, mempunyai kaitan dengan jenayah merentasi sempadan.

"Sebab itu, biometrik diperkenalkan baru-baru ini, dan ada juga dua, tiga sistem lain untuk kita buat tapisan…supaya sekurang-kurangnya kita dapat kenal pasti di mana mereka berada, sama ada mereka berada di sini dalam keadaan sah atau buat benda-benda lain yang lebih serius," katanya.

Mengenai cadangan mengadakan perhimpunan Gabungan Pilihan Raya Bersih dan Adil (Bersih) yang dijadualkan di Kuala Lumpur pada 9 Julai ini, Hishamuddin berkata tindakan itu boleh menjejaskan keselamatan kerana pihak yang tidak bersetuju mungkin akan berdemonstrasi bagi membantah perhimpunan itu.

"Bersih boleh mengundang kepada kehadiran pihak-pihak yang tidak bersetuju dan boleh membawa kepada perkara yang lebih serius. Polis dan kementerian akan pantau..jangan huru hara negara kita. Kalau dua pihak itu bertembung boleh jejaskan keadaan.

Demonstrasi

"Akhirnya rakyat sendiri akan tolak kerana jejaskan aktiviti harian mereka. Tiap-tiap kali demonstrasi orang ramai akan marah…orang nak berniaga, nak pergi kerja, nak hantar anak ke sekolah," katanya.

Mengulas penubuhan Kelab Taat Suami di kalangan isteri berpoligami daripada Global Ikhwan Sdn Bhd, yang dikaitkan dengan kumpulan al-Arqam, Hishammuddin berkata polis dan kementeriannya sedang menyiasat perkara itu.

Beliau berkata laporan awal menunjukkan mereka tidak menjejaskan keselamatan negara.

"Kalau tindakan kumpulan itu melanggar undang-undang, atau lebih serius boleh menjejaskan keselamatan negara, polis tidak akan teragak-agak untuk mengambil tindakan," katanya.

Sementara itu, Hishammuddin berkata Jabatan Pendaftaran Negara perlu melihat ciri keselamatan dan menjamin kerahsiaan maklumat dalam MyKad berikutan jenayah siber yang semakin meningkat. -Bernama


Ulasan GB

Dua kenyataan yang bercanggah. TPM kata kononnya Ada bukti ideologi dan gerakan JI bertapak di M'sia sedangkan Menteri KDN kata, Malaysia bukan sasaran serangan kumpulan militan, walaupun anggota kumpulan itu mungkin berada di negara ini.

Apakah TPM, Muhyiddin, bercakap mengikut seleranya tanpa merujuk fakta sebenar?

Kita minta dibuktikan Maahad mana yang ada menyebarkan fahama JI di dalam negara ini kerana tuduhan beliau itu telah disebarluaskan oleh media antarabangsa yang menyebabkan para pelabur bakal menjauhkan diri dari negara ini.



'Malays are going to slay the Chinese' come July 9. Thank you, Ibrahim Ali!

Posted: 26 Jun 2011 01:01 AM PDT



BERNAMA Hasut Rakyat Benci Ambiga, Tak Hairan Ada SMS Ugutan Bunuhnya

Posted: 25 Jun 2011 11:30 PM PDT

Orang Melayu mesti selidiki siapa Ambiga

KUALA LUMPUR: Rakyat Malaysia, terutama orang Melayu diminta meneliti siapa sebenarnya Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan sebelum mengikut telunjuknya yang meminta rakyat supaya mengadakan perhimpunan haram pada 9 Julai ini.

Penganalisis politik berpendapat orang Melayu harus melihat kembali sejarah tindak-tanduk Ambiga yang pernah menimbulkan kemarahan umat Islam, terutama orang Melayu di negara ini sebelum secara membuta tuli mengikut kehendak dan telunjuknya.

Bekas Presiden Majlis Peguam itu adalah orang yang bertanggungjawab menerima memorandum menuntut pelaksanaan Suruhanjaya Antara Agama (IFC) pada 21 Ogos 2001. Majlis Peguam menerima memorandum untuk menuntut pelaksanaan 14 tuntutan IFC yang jelas sekali bertentangan dengan Perlembagaan Persekutuan.

Dalam kes Lina Joy yang murtad, Ambiga mempertikaikan pelaksanaan hukum syariah di bawah Perkara 121(1A) Perlembagaan Persekutuan dengan menyatakan kebebasan beragama turut termaktub kepada semua penganut agama Islam.

Beliau turut mengadakan forum mengenai memeluk agama Islam pada 9 Ogos 2008 yang membincang dan mempertikaikan secara terbuka Perkara 121 (1A). Biarpun mendapat bantahan orang Islam, Majlis Peguam yang diterajui Ambiga tetap meneruskan forum itu.

Justeru penganalisis politik berpendapat tindak tanduk Ambiga memperlihatkan diri beliau sebagai seorang yang tidak menghormati undang-undang dan Perlembagaan dan dengan itu orang Melayu terutamanya harus memikirkan semula hasrat untuk menyertai perhimpunan haram 9 Julai yang diketuainya.

Penganalisis politik bebas dari Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Prof Datin Paduka Dr Ramlah Adam, berkata sebagai seorang peguam, Ambiga sudah tentu arif mengenai undang-undang dan Perlembagaan negara.

"Ambiga tahu sekiranya penganjuran sesuatu perhimpunan tidak mendapat permit polis, maka perhimpunan itu tidak boleh dilakukan. Kita tidak faham kenapa dia tetap juga mahu meneruskan perhimpunan haram itu, walaupun mendapat bantahan pelbagai pihak," katanya.

Tegasnya keperluan untuk menganjurkan perhimpunan haram itu juga tidak jelas kerana jika penganjur ingin menyuarakan rasa tidak puas hati terhadap Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya (SPR), mereka boleh menggunakan saluran betul seperti membuat kenyataan di surat khabar dan media elektronik, bukannya mengadakan demonstrasi haram.

Pemerhati politik dari Universiti Perguruan Sultan Idris (UPSI), Prof Datuk Dr Zainal Kling pula menyifatkan semua golongan yang terbabit dalam penganjuran perhimpunan haram itu adalah tidak layak dan tidak patut menjadi pemimpin, termasuk Ambiga.

Katanya, mereka terlampau mengikut parti politik tertentu yang memperjuangkan ideologi politik masing-masing sedangkan mereka sendiri pun tidak 'bersih'.

"Mereka sebenarnya lebih baik melakukan tunjuk perasaan sebagai parti politik dan bukan sebagai NGO.

"Jadi orang akan faham maksud dan matlamat mereka (pemimpin politik), terutama orang awam mengenai kacau bilau dalam parti masing-masing seperti PKR yang tidak bersih, DAP yang selalu bermaharajalela atau autokratik dan PAS yang tidak mengikut atau sudah lari daripada perjuangan asal mereka," katanya.

Zainal turut menyifatkan tujuan perhimpunan haram itu adalah semata-mata untuk melindungi 'kekotoran'' yang sedang berlaku dalam parti pembangkang.

"Mereka sedang cuba melahirkan keadaan kacau-bilau, huru-hara dan anarki yang semua ini berniat memberi isyarat buruk di mata dunia dan mereka meniru taktik yang sedang dilakukan oleh negara yang menghadapi huru-hara," katanya.

Rakyat patut mengambil iktibar dan memerhati perilaku serta taktik parti pembangkang yang menggunakan politik semata-mata untuk kepentingan kekuasaan mereka sendiri, katanya. – BERNAMA

Ulasan GB

Tidak hairan mengapa terdapat sms ugutan bunuh terhadap Ambiga. Ia adalah kerana wartawan BERNAMA sendiri mengapi-apikan melalui tulisan di atas yang cuba untuk menghasut rakyat membenci pengerusi perhimpunan Bersih 2.0 tersebut.

Jika berlaku sesuatu yang tidak diingini ke atas Ambiga, BERNAMA perlu dipertanggungjawabkan kerana menghasut.

Jika mahu ditinjau pungutan suara dari rakyat negara ini samada perlu atau tidak, bancian di bawah membuktikan 99% rakyat Malaysia menyokong perhimpunan BERSIH diteruskan. Anda mahu kata apa lagi?




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