Tuesday, July 12, 2011

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The Letter from the Tooth Fairy


The Letter from the Tooth Fairy

Posted: 12 Jul 2011 11:06 AM PDT

Tooth Fairy Form Letter

Dear ____________:

Thank you for leaving [01] tooth under your pillow last night.

While we make every attempt to leave a monetary reward in the case of lost or stolen children's teeth, we were unable to process your request for the following reason(s) indicated below:

( ) the tooth could not be found
( ) it was not a human tooth
( ) we do not think that pieces of chicken bone are very funny
( ) we were unable to approach the tooth due to excessive odour
( ) the tooth has previously been redeemed for cash
( ) the tooth did not originally belong to you
(x) you were overheard to state that you do not believe in the tooth fairy
( ) you were age 12 or older at the time your request was received
( ) the tooth is still in your mouth (x) the tooth was
guarded by a vicious fairy-eating dog at the time of our visit
( ) no nightlight was on at the time of our visit
(x) the snacks provided for the tooth fairy were not satisfactory, or
were missing
( ) we discovered evidence of unsafe tooth extraction as follows:
[ ] string
[ ] pliers
[ ] gunpowder
[ ] hammer marks
[ ] chisel
[ ] part of skull attached to tooth
[ ] no dental care
( ) other:

Instead of the usual cash redemption, we have provided the following certificate which you may attempt to exchange at a retail store near you. Thank you for your request, and we look forward to serving you in
the future.

Sincerely,

The Tooth Fairy


BERSIH 3.0 Menyusul Jika SPR Berdolak-Dalik

Posted: 12 Jul 2011 10:30 AM PDT

Parti Islam Se-Malaysia (PAS) memberi amaran kepada Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya (SPR) untuk melaksanakan lapan tuntutan Bersih jika tidak mahu berhadapan dengan Bersih 3.0.

Timbalan Presiden PAS, Mohamad Sabu berkata, empat daripada tuntutan yang dikemukan Bersih kepada SPR itu hakikatnya boleh dilaksanakan oleh agensi itu pada bila-bila masa sahaja.

"SPR mestilah membuat perubahan segera. Jikalau tidak ada apa-apa perubahan menjelang pilihan raya akan datang, PAS akan mencadangkan kepada Bersih untuk membuat himpunan sekali lagi,"kata beliau.

Menurut Mat Sabu SPR, tidak harus berdolak-dalik dalam menunaikan tuntutan rakyat yang mahukan sebuah pilihan raya adil dan bersih dilaksanakan di negara ini.

"Terutama dalam tutuntutan lapan perkara, empat perkara boleh dilakukan oleh SPRM.. jangan berdolak dalik. Kemudian kalau pilihan raya adil, kalau BN nak memang menanglah. Kita terima. Supaya undi pos dapat dibuat reformasi, celup jari, daftar pemilih yang bersih, media yang adil.. tapi selepas itu kalau BN nak menang-menanglah.Sebab kami tak ada masalah, (kami) menerima kekalahan. Yang kami tak mahu ialah ketidakadilan berlaku,"
tegas Mat Sabu lagi.

Empat tuntutan yang boleh dilaksanakan oleh SPR dengan kadar segera ialah membersihkan daftar pemilih, mereformasikan undi pos, penggunaan dakwat kekal dan tempoh kempen minimum 21 hari.

Manakala yang lain seperti akses media yang bebas dan adil, diperkukuhkan institusi awam, hentikan rasuah dan hentikan politik kotor tertakluk kepada kerajaan pusat.

Menurut Mat Sabu, PAS juga telah mencadangkan kepada Bersih agar menjadikan hari Sabtu sebagai hari memakai baju Bersih dan berwarna kuning sebagai menunjukkan kehendak rakyat yang berterusan terhadap perubahan sistem pilihan raya di negara ini.

Beliau pada masa sama menyelar sikap hipokrit Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Najib Razak dalam mempermain-mainkan pihak yang memperjuangkan Himpunan Bersih 2.0.

"Saya juga merasa kesal yang amat sangat kepada Perdana Menteri yang suka berbohong. Semalam dalam ucapan di Pulau Pinang saya isytihar Perdana menteri Najib Tun Razak sebagai Perdana menteri yang pembohong.

"Beliau mengisytiharkan di peringkat awal minta mana-mana stadium, kamu melalaklah sampai ke pagi kita akan beri. Bila minta stadium tak beri.. kemudian selepas tutup pintu rundingan yang diumumkan oleh Timbalan Ketua Polis Negara, tiba-tiba Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong membuka pintu rundingan,

Najib (kemudian cakap) beliau sanggup berunding tetapi sampai akhir, beliau dikatakan menghilangkan diri dan tiada rundingan apa-apa," kata beliau.





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let’s talk ‘kotor’ for now

Posted: 12 Jul 2011 10:15 AM PDT

oops! i didn't mean "let's talk dirty"…. dirty as in… you know… the p,o,… and the colour blue. yes you know (i know you are not that naive).  i mean let's talk about dirty dealings. lately there's been so much bersih (clean) talk that i figure it's time to talk kotor (dirty) instead.

ok so  what  is kotor for me to talk about now? something that happened several years back, which i'm sure none of you had forgotten. right? you'd better answer right!

ok let's talk about the scorpene submarine scandal and the altantuya murder! (you remember!)

don't you think these two are as dirty as they can ever get to be? why not!

the submarine scandal – the defence ministry spent more then RM7.3 billion to purchase 2 submarines, one of which can't even sink!  RM574.8 million was paid in commission to a certain company.

the altantuya murder – the poor girl was blown to pieces by C4! and five years later, her murderer is not known (er… maybe known but not charged).

kotor! kotor! kotor!

… and who were involved? yes, we all know who.

dirty dealings, dirty planning, dirty greed, dirty murder! DIRTY!

now, thank god to suaram, these kotoran might be expose.  if you remember, in may this year, suaram had started 'ops scorpene' – an effort to probe suspected commissions involved in the submarine purchase, in the french courts. read about it in suaram's website. 

suaram had hired prominent french human rights lawyer, william bourdon to investigate into this 'dirty' dealings – huge commissions pocketed by an individual person/company and this is related to the gruesome murder of a young girl.

at the moment, william and his team had been providing services to suaram pro bono. however, when the case goes to court, a lot of expenses is expected. that's why suaram is now organising a fund-raising dinner.

well, if you care to know the truth, if you want to see these dirty dealings be washed clean in public, come, offer your aid to suaram. we should be grateful to suaram for initiating this 'ops scorpene' as all of us too want to know the truth, i'm sure. as the submarine sale and the altantuya murder are related, a probe into the submarine sale will in a way probe into the murder of altantuya… or at least into who in malaysia had met her!

so do give your utmost support to suaram and come for the fund-raising dinner. there will be one in penang on 21 july and one in PJ on 23 july. please read here  or here from its website for more details or visit the event's facebook.  in brief, the detail are as follows:

PENANG

date/time:    thursday, 21 july at 8.00pm

venue:  banquet hall function room 2, level 4, sunshine square dept. stall, bayan baru

speakers:   french lawyer william bourdon, cynthia gabrie (suaram)l, lim  kit siang, mat sabu and tian chua.

contact person:  ong jin cheng at tel.  012-7583779

PETALING JAYA

date/time:   friday,  22 July at 8.00pm

venue:       majlis bandaraya petaling jaya (MBPJ)

speakers:  william bourdon, dr kua kia soong (suaram), nurul izzah anwar

TICKET PRIZE

RM100 for individual

for tables:

table class A — RM 5000
table class B — RM 3000
table class C — RM 2000
table class D — RM 1000
table class E — RM 500



<br><br>oops! i didn’t mean “let’s talk dirty”…. dirty as in… you

Posted: 12 Jul 2011 10:13 AM PDT

oops! i didn't mean "let's talk dirty"…. dirty as in… you know… the p,o,… and the colour blue. yes you know (i know you are not that naive).  i mean let's talk about dirty dealings. lately there's been so much bersih (clean) talk that i figure it's time to talk kotor (dirty) instead.

ok so  what  is kotor for me to talk about now? something that happened several years back, which i'm sure none of you had forgotten. right? you'd better answer right!  

ok let's talk about the scorpene submarine scandal and the altantuya murder! (you remember!)

don't you think these two are as dirty as they can ever get to be? why not!

the submarine scandal – the defence ministry spent more then RM7.3 billion to purchase 2 submarines, one of which can't even sink!  RM574.8 million was paid in commission to a certain company.

the altantuya murder – the poor girl was blown to pieces by C4! and five years later, her murderer is not known (er… maybe known but not charged).

kotor! kotor! kotor!

… and who were involved? yes, we all know who.

dirty dealings, dirty planning, dirty greed, dirty murder! DIRTY!

now, thank god to suaram, these kotoran might be expose.  if you remember, in may this year, suaram had started 'ops scorpene' – an effort to probe suspected commissions involved in the submarine purchase, in the french courts. read about it in suaram's website. 

suaram had hired prominent french human rights lawyer, william bourdon to investigate into this 'dirty' dealings – huge commissions pocketed by an individual person/company and this is related to the gruesome murder of a young girl.

at the moment, william and his team had been providing services to suaram pro bono. however, when the case goes to court, a lot of expenses is expected. that's why suaram is now organising a fund-raising dinner. 

well, if you care to know the truth, if you want to see these dirty dealings be washed clean in public, come, offer your aid to suaram. we should be grateful to suaram for initiating this 'ops scorpene' as all of us too want to know the truth, i'm sure. as the submarine sale and the altantuya murder are related, a probe into the submarine sale will in a way probe into the murder of altantuya… or at least into who in malaysia had met her!

so do give your utmost support to suaram and come for the fund-raising dinner. there will be one in penang on 21 july and one in PJ on 23 july. please read here  or here from its website for more details or visit the event's facebook.  in brief, the detail are as follows:

PENANG

date/time:    thursday, 21 july at 8.00pm

venue:  banquet hall function room 2, level 4, sunshine square dept. stall, bayan baru  

speakers:   french lawyer william bourdon, cynthia gabrie (suaram)l, lim  kit siang, mat sabu and tian chua. 

contact person:  ong jin cheng at tel.  012-7583779 

PETALING JAYA

date/time:   friday,  22 July at 8.00pm 

venue:       majlis bandaraya petaling jaya (MBPJ)

speakers:  william bourdon, dr kua kia soong (suaram), nurul izzah anwar

TICKET PRIZE

RM100 for individual

for tables:

table class A — RM 5000
table class B — RM 3000
table class C — RM 2000
table class D — RM 1000
table class E — RM 500



Parrot Soi Lek mimicking his master, Umno. Pity the parrot! Totally no balls

Posted: 12 Jul 2011 09:58 AM PDT

It's all about the Bersih turnout.

Master Najib said:
"Don't doubt our strength. Umno has three million members. If we gather one million members, it is more than enough. We can conquer Kuala Lumpur."

Parrot Soi Lek said:
To gather ten or twenty thousand to demonstrate is nothing great. MCA can organised 50,000 if you want me to do it, anytime."

Both the master and his parrot have missed the point! Bersih 2.0 is all about the rakyat for free and fair election!



BERSIH 2.0 : Hishamuddin & PDRM Nak Keluarkan Video Ala Video Seks Datuk T?

Posted: 12 Jul 2011 09:41 AM PDT

PDRM Rakam Sepanjang Perhimpunan Haram Berlangsung Sebagai Bukti - Hishammuddin

KUALA LUMPUR: Polis Diraja Malaysia (PDRM) mempunyai fakta dan bukti yang kukuh yang akan digunakan bagi menyangkal dakwaan sesetengah pihak yang mensensasikan pelbagai isu yang berlaku dalam perhimpunan haram Sabtu lepas.

Menteri Dalam Negeri Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein berkata tuduhan-tuduhan yang dilemparkan pihak tertentu melalui pelbagai saluran, termasuk media asing dan tempatan akan disiasat melalui rakaman yang diambil PDRM sepanjang perhimpunan itu berlangsung.

"Bilik operasi kita (PDRM) mempunyai rakaman semua yang berlaku pada Sabtu lepas. Jadi apa-apa yang telah pun didakwa atau dituduh oleh pihak-pihak tertentu, perkara ini akan disiasat dengan bukti yang kukuh," katanya pada sidang media di Bukit Aman di sini, Isnin.

Beliau berkata semua rakaman berkenaan sedang diteliti oleh pihak Suruhanjaya Komunikasi Multimedia Malaysia (SKMM) dan CyberSecurity Malaysia untuk tindakan selanjutnya.

"PDRM tak ada perkara yang hendak disembunyikan. Apa sahaja yang ada dalam tangan kita, kita akan gunakan ia untuk menjawab segala tuduhan-tuduhan itu dan akan dipanjangkan kepada pihak Peguam Negara untuk tindakan selanjutnya.

"Oleh itu, tindakan akan diambil sama ada terhadap pihak di dalam internet atau media-media asing atau media tempatan sekalipun yang membuat tuduhan yang tidak berasas.

"Sebab itulah pihak media khususnya media asing yang sekarang ini dengan semudah-mudahnya percaya dengan apa yang dikatakan oleh pihak tertentu, saya nak ingatkan pada mereka, bila fakta sebenar dikeluarkan nanti, mereka harus bertanggungjawab,"
katanya.

Hishammuddin berkata semua rakaman yang diambil dari mula hingga akhir perhimpunan itu berlangsung akan didedahkan bagi membuktikan kebenaran, termasuk dakwaan salah guna kuasa polis dalam menjalankan tugas dan fakta mengenai jumlah sebenar peserta perhimpunan itu.

"Ada dakwaan kata jumlah terlibat adalah seramai 50,000...30,000...padahal kita rasa tak mungkin sampai 10,000 pun. Bagaimanapun, kita akan umumkan berdasarkan fakta dan rakaman yang kita ada. Kita boleh buktikannya. Tunggulah bila kita umumkan nanti.

"Mengenai bila rakaman itu akan dikeluarkan, ia banyak bergantung kepada empat pihak iaitu SKMM, PDRM, CyberSecurity Malaysia, dan Peguam Negara, mungkin ia akan mengambil masa," katanya.

Beliau berkata tindakan juga tidak terkecuali kepada anggota dan pegawai PDRM sendiri sekiranya melakukan kesalahan undang-undang.

Hishammuddin berkata rakaman itu juga akan digunakan sebagai membuktikan layanan baik telah diberi kepada semua tahanan di Pusat Latihan Polis (Pulapol), Jalan Semarak di sini.

"Tuduhan bahawa mereka itu tidak dilayan dengan baik, akan dibuktikan melalui rakaman itu. Kita mendapat tahu, ramai yang ditahan di Pulapol, agak terkejut kerana persiapan yang lebih awal telah dilakukan bagi menjaga kebajikan mereka," katanya.

Sementara itu, Hishammuddin berkata PDRM jelas tidak 'memilih bulu' dalam mengambil tindakan ke atas beberapa individu yang melanggar undang-undang.

"Nak kata kita hanya menumpukan pada satu pihak sahaja, tidak, kerana jelas bahawa semua pihak yang melanggar undang-undang, tindakan telah diambil."

Katanya semua yang ditahan telah dibebaskan dengan jaminan polis dan Peguam Negara sedang meneliti beberapa kes tertentu bagi menentukan sama ada akan didakwa atau tidak.

"Sama ada di antara mereka akan didakwa mengikut Akta Darurat atau apa sahaja yang ada hubung kait dengan undang-undang, itu kena tanya pada pihak peguam negara kerana ia berada di dalam bidang kuasanya," katanya. - BERNAMA

Ulasan GB

Sudah banyak bukti bergambar dan video dikeluarkan secara spontan tanpa diedit sepanjang insiden Perhimpunan Aman BERSIH 2.0 9 Julai 2011.

Kini PDRM dilaporkan akan mengeluarkan video versi mereka yang kononnya merupakan fakta sebenar apa yang berlaku.

Sehingga hari ini (11 Julai 2011) video PDRM belum dikeluarkan. Banyak sangat nak diedit agaknya untuk menunjukkan polis bertindak betul sekalipun seluruh dunia mengetahui polislah yang menyebabkan semua kejaidan kekacauan dan huru hara di perhimpunan aman BERSIH.

Siapa percaya video PDRM yang mengambil masa berhari-hari untuk dikeluarkan?

Apakah ia perlu dihantar ke Thailand?

Apakah ia perlu pengeditan yang begitu banyak supaya hanya yang cantik-cantik dan baik-baik saja mengenai polis yang akan disiarkan?

Dan seperkara lagi, Hishamuddin, Menteri KDN memberi amaran:

"Oleh itu, tindakan akan diambil sama ada terhadap pihak di dalam internet atau media-media asing atau media tempatan sekalipun yang membuat tuduhan yang tidak berasas.

"Sebab itulah pihak media khususnya media asing yang sekarang ini dengan semudah-mudahnya percaya dengan apa yang dikatakan oleh pihak tertentu, saya nak ingatkan pada mereka, bila fakta sebenar dikeluarkan nanti, mereka harus bertanggungjawab,"


Kita cabar Hishamuddin ambil tindakan ke atas PBB yang menyatakan kerajaan Malaysia memperlekehkan demokrasi dan juga Amnesty Internation yang mendesak Britain memberi tekanan ke atas Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Razak kerana menghalang Himpunan Bersih 2.0 pada Sabtu lalu.

Ada berani?


Salted Swimming Pool

Posted: 12 Jul 2011 06:00 AM PDT

I was @ the drinking station sipping the 100+ ... Suddenly i overheard the conversation about the pool which i think it's so funny

Member A: hey after the steps class, it's nice to go for a swim.
Member B: I went weeks before and tasted the water in the pool. It's so salty.
Member A: Eeee... that's why i don't want to go, those members after workout must have just jumped into the pool without taking any shower.
Member B : Agreed i saw a couple of them, they are so unhygienic.  No wonder the water tasted so salty.

I was laughing loud inside the moment i heard their conversation. How many peoples' sweat to make the pool water become salty... the two members obviously have no brain. Moreover, they didn't know that the pool in Fitness First Empire Gallery is actually the sea salt water which is good for skin. 

So i told this story to one of my friend who always swim in the pool... 
Me: You know what? there were two members saying that members in the gym always jump into the pool without showering after their workout. Therefore the sweat has made the water become salty. 
Friend: *Laughing out loud* must as well saying that members lazy to go to toilet to pee... and they just pee in the pool. Hence the pool is salty now.
Me: *Laughing*...

Anyway, please take note, the pool in FF Empire is a SEA SALT WATER POOL.


KISAH BENAR: Catatan Seorang Peserta Cina: Saya Rasa Selamat Bersama Orang PAS

Posted: 12 Jul 2011 07:56 AM PDT

Seorang pakcik yang berkopiah menuju ke arah saya, "Di manakah stadium?" Saya menuding jari ke depan. Lantas beliau berjalan ke arah sana, tanpa sebarang keraguan. Saya merasakan diri saya amat tidak berguna pada ketika itu.

Mengapa tidak saya bertindak sebagaimana pakcik itu? Berarak adalah hak kita. Mengapa pula saya takut? Saya tetap berdiri di situ, menyaksikan bagaimana orang tua itu dihalang polis, dan kemudian beliau terus berjalan ke depan.

Kemudian saya berjalan, dan terserempak dengan seorang polis muda. Beliau bertanya untuk apa saya berada di situ, saya sekadar jawab, tak ada, cuma jalan-jalan.

Beliau menunjuk ke arah Jalan Sultan, mengarahkan saya beredar dari situ, atau saya akan ditangkap. Saya tahu beliau cuba menakutkan saya. Masih awal lagi, saya tidak mahu timbul hal, maka saya pun beredar.

Saya nampak sekumpulan orang di kedai KL Commercial Book Co., semacam orang PAS, maka saya berjalan menuju ke arah mereka. Pada hakikatnya, saya amat yakin dengan mereka. Saya rasa diri saya berselindung di dalam kelompok mereka pada ketika itu. Ya, saya rasa sangat selamat.

Pada kira-kira jam 12.20 tengah hari, kelompok di sini hanya kira-kira 20 orang. Tiba-tiba kami dengar jeritan orang, dan kami bergegas ke situ dan mendapati kira-kira 2,000 orang. Mereka muncul entah dari mana, sungguh ajaib! Tapi kami masih menganggap bilangan ini terlalu sedikit!

Pada kira-kira jam 12.30 tengah hari, saya tak berapa ingat lagi. Kami nampak sekumpulan manusia menuju ke arah kami melalui Jalan Sultan, sambil melaungkan slogan. Bilangan mereka terlalu ramai berbanding kami. Ramai orang tua yang bertanya, PERKASA? Pemuda UMNO? Kami berdiri di situ dan memandang, gagal mendengar apakah yang dilaungkan.

Tiba-tiba, ada yang bertepuk tangan, berkata "Tengok, Cina ada, India ada, bukan PERKASA, bukan Pemuda UMNO, orang kita!" Kami bertepuk dengan gemuruh, berarak ke arah mereka untuk berkumpul bersama. Kami seolah-olah dapat membentuk pasukan kami, dan tidak lagi keseorangan atau kesepian.

"BERSIH! BERSIH! Hidup BERSIH!" Ribuan yang membanjiri Jalan Sultan. Orang berada di tengah dan di tepi jalan, warga tua dan warga muda. Maka kami terus berjalan, tidak memasuki jalan ke arah Stadium Merdeka. Saya sedar, bilangan kami masih tidak mencukupi. Kami menuju ke arah Pudu Raya, dan di situ telah dibanjiri lautan manusia yang lebih daripada 10 ribu.


Abang saya menghantar sms kepada saya, memberitahu bahawa pasukan di Hotel Hilton telah mula bertolak. Dengan serta-merta saya berkongsi maklumat ini dengan orang yang berada di sisi saya.

Kira-kira jam 1 tengah hari, kami nampak satu pasukan yang lebih besar, kemas sususannya berarak dari arah Hospital Tung Shin. Kemudian, muncul lagi satu pasukan dari Kota Raya. Tidak berhenti kami bertepuk tangan. Kami menjerit sepuas-puasnya. Saya nampak ramai yang menakung air di matanya. Saya amat terharu. Saya kini berada di tengah-tengah belasan, malah puluhan ribu orang. Saya tidak kesepian, kami tidak kesepian!

Terharu kerana dibantu orang yang saya tidak kenal langsung!


Kami berkumpul di depan Menara MayBank. Saya tak dengar apa yang diucap pemidato. Tapi saya hanya seorang penyokong. Saya hanya menyorak bersama kelompok manusia, bertepuk tangan apabila semua orang berbuat demikian.

Kemudian saya mendapati trak FRU. Seorang warga tua, mungkin dari PAS, memesan agar saya undur dahulu. Tidak lama kemudian, FRU melepaskan gas pemedih mata, dan meriam air kimia yang berwarna biru. Saya rasa macam tersengit. Baunya sangat tidak menyenangkan. Orang di sisi saya (sahabat dari kaum lain) menuangkan air ke atas kepala saya. Ada seorang yang menyapu minyak angin di bawah kelopak mata saya. Ada pula yang memberi garam kepada saya.

Saya teringat, air mata saya mengalir pada ketika itu bukan disebabkan gas pemedih mata, tetapi mengalir kerana terharu dengan bantuan yang dihulurkan oleh orang-orang yang saya tak kenal ini.


Pada ketika itu saya nampak polis, kononnya, menangkap orang ramai di depan Menara MayBank. Ramai yang memanjat ke atas di cerun pada mulanya, kemudian mereka melompat dari tembok yang tinggi. Saya sangat marah ketika itu, kerana saya nampak ramai wanita dan warga tua. Dan mereka yang kononnya polis itu dicemuh dalam hati saya, "Bukan manusia!"

Saya berehat seketika. Saya menjangkakan bahawa orang ramai akan menuju ke Jalan Sultan. Maka, saya berjalan dahulu ke arah sana. Apabila berdekatan dengan KFC, hujan mulan turun. Seorang peserta yang tua berkata kepada saya, "Komunis pun tak macam ini!" Saya tercengang seketika, gagal memberi apa-apa jawapan....

Matlamat sama..

Pada sebelah malam, saya dimaklumkan bahawa kawan dari kaum Melayu amat terharu dengan kehadiran kami. Mereka berkata, "Itu kebanggaan kami apabila kamu muncul bersama. Kamu duduk belakang sikit, biar kami yang hadapi peluru (gas pemedih mata) dan keganasan di depan!"

Nota: Akhirnya saya sedar, mengapa saya berselindung dalam kelompok orang PAS. Mereka membuktikan dengan tindakan mereka, itu yang membuatkan saya terharu dan berasa selamat. Lain kali, saya tetap akan bersama mereka, berada di garis depan, untuk menghadapi peluru (gas pemedih mata) dan keganasan.

Terima kasih, sahabat semua. Walaupun kita tidak berkenalan, tapi matlamat kita sama. Dan ini hanya boleh dirasai mereka yang hadir dalam perhimpunan.

Saya menyeru agar lebih ramai bangkit dari tidur, dan mereka yang sudah sedar, biarlah bertindak.
-MerdekaReview

*Tulisan di atas disedut, disunting dan diterjemah daripada catatan seorang pembaca MerdekaReview, edisi bahasa Cina, yang menghadiri perhimpunan BERSIH 2.0 pada 9 Julai 2011.


BERSIH 2.0 : SUHAKAM Kecam Tindakan Ganas Polis & Jamin Siasatan Dilakukan

Posted: 12 Jul 2011 05:57 AM PDT

Bersih 2.0: Suhakam dakwa tindakan polis cabuli hak asasi

KUALA LUMPUR, 12 Julai — Pesuruhjaya Suruhanjaya Hak Asasi Manusia (Suhakam) Muhammad Sha'ani Abdullah mengencam kekerasan dilakukan polis semasa bertindak menangkap peserta Himpunan Bersih 2.0 sambil menyifatkan ia pencabulan hak asasi manusia.

"Ini adalah isu yang besar, semua mangsa harus tampil ke depan dan kemukakan aduan secara terus supaya kita boleh memperkukuhkan bahan bukti yang diperoleh.

"Cara yang dilakukan polis untuk menangani peserta perhimpunan adalah satu tindakan yang tidak bertanggungjawab, satu pencabulan, satu penyalahgunaan kuasa dan ia bertentangan dengan hak asasi manusia," katanya pada sesi dialog dengan Dewan Pemuda PAS pusat yang mengemukakan empat pelanggaran dilakukan pihak keselamatan pada Sabtu lalu.

Sha'ani yang turut memantau perhimpunan anjuran Gabungan Pilihan Raya Bersih dan Adil (Bersih) menegaskan tindakan polis menangkap peserta dan menempatkan mereka di Balai Polis Jinjang dan Pusat Latihan Polis Kuala Lumpur (Pulapol) juga merupakan satu pencabulan.

"Tahan mereka di Balai Polis Jinjang dan Pulapol juga merupakan satu pencabulan, mereka (polis) telah merancang untuk tahan mereka, ia sekadar penahanan sahaja bukan untuk diambil keterangan.

"Kita tidak boleh terima tindakan begitu dalam negara yang dikatakan negara maju, polis telah aniaya mereka dengan menggunakan kekerasan, peserta ditangkap, digari kemudian diarahkan menaiki trak dengan tangan di belakang,"
katanya dengan nada kesal.

Tambah Sha'ani, beliau menyifatkan tindakan yang dilakukan pihak keselamatan ke atas peserta Himpunan Bersih 2.0 sebagai "orang yang tiada pelajaran."


"Pihak itu tidak berpelajaran, mereka pakai uniform, pakai lencana... mereka tiada hak untuk bertindak kasar terhadap sesiapapun
.

"Kami mahu kerajaan memastikan institusi polis menjaga kelakuan petugas supaya menghormati sesiapa yang mereka tangani," tegasnya.

Pada Sabtu lalu, lebih 1,600 peserta termasuk pimpinan Gabungan Pilihan Raya Bersih dan Adil (Bersih) dan Pakatan Rakyat ditahan.

Bagaimanapun kesemua peserta yang ditahan dilepaskan dengan jaminan polis dan Peguam Negara akan menentukan tindakan ke atas mereka.

Menteri Dalam Negeri Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein menafikan pihak keselamatan bertindak ganas sewaktu perhimpunan itu. -TMI


Suhakam jamin siasat dakwaan 'pesta pukul rakyat'

KUALA LUMPUR: Suruhanjaya Hak Asasi Manusia (Suhakam) memberi jaminan akan menyiasat aduan dakwaan mengenai tindakan polis menggunakan kekerasan terhadap peserta perhimpunan Bersih 2.0 di sini Sabtu lalu.

Naib Presidennya, Prof Datuk Dr Khaw Lake Tee berkata pihaknya mengambil serius terhadap isu ini dan akan mengkaji aduan yang dikemukakan Dewan Pemuda PAS Pusat sebelum memutuskan tindakan selanjutnya.

"Kami akan ambil perhatian dan akan mengkaji bukti (aduan) sebelum mengumumkan tindakan susulan yang akan kami ambil selepas berbincang dengan pesuruhjaya Suhakam yang lain," katanya dalam sesi dialog di pejabat Suhakam di sini petang tadi.

Pemuda PAS sebelum ini mengemukakan aduan mengenai empat perkara mengenai penggunaan kekerasan tidak munasabah dan penafian akses orang awam kepada peguam semasa Bersih.

Aduan setebal tujuh muka surat itu membangkitkan mengenai tindakan polis dan pasukan simpanan persekutuan (FRU) mengasari orang awam yang berhimpun secara aman tanpa senjata yang jelas melanggar Perkara 10 (1)(b) Perlembagaan Persekutuan yang membenarkan hak untuk berhimpun.

Menurut aduan itu, orang awam ditahan, ditendang dan dipukul dengan belantan sebelum digari, selain tindakan polis yang menggunakan meriam air dan gas pemedih mata sehingga mendatangkan kecederaan terhadap orang awam.

Selain itu, aduan itu juga membangkitkan mengenai hak penafian peguam oleh peserta yang ditahan polis, hak kebebasan beragama mengikut Perkara 11 Perlembagaan Persekutuan yang dinafikan polis apabila Masjid Negara dan Masjid Jamek ditutup sehingga orang awam terpaksa bersembahyang dikaki lima jalan.

"Kami mahu Suhakam menubuhkan panel penyiasat seperti yang diperuntukkan dalam Seksyen 12(1) Akta Suhakam 1999 bagi menyiasat penggunaan kekerasan Polis Diraja Malaysia (PDRM), layanan buruk terhadap tahanan dan penafian akses kepada peguam semasa dalam tahanan.

"Kami juga mahu Suhakam mengisytiharkan tindakan PDRM itu adalah menyalahi undang-undang dan bertentangan dengan Perlembagaan dan mahu polis memohon maaf secara terbuka kepada tahanan yang dikasari," kata ketika mengemukakan aduan itu.

Polis tidak bertanggungjawab

Sementara itu, Pesuruhjaya Suhakan Muhammad Sha'ani Abdullah berkata tindakan polis yang menahan orang awam tanpa tujuan dan dakwaan yang khusus dilihat sebagai tidak bertanggungjawab.

Sehubungan itu, beliau mahu seramai mungkin saksi tampil mengemukakan aduan bagi menguatkan lagi penubuhan inkuiri itu.

"Kalau pihak lain soal pun kami ada bukti yang tidak boleh dinafikan," katanya.

Sementara itu, Ketua Dewan Pemuda PAS Pusat Nasrudin Hassan Tantawi berkata pihaknya mengecam tindakan polis yang dianggapnya sebagai 'pesta' apabila memukul dan menahan rakyat yang berhimpun tanpa belas kasihan seperti melayan penjenayah yang telah melakukan kesalahan berat.

"Kami akan berbincang untuk mengemukakan saman terhadap PDRM, Kementerian Dalam Negeri dan kerajaan," katanya.

Sementara dalam sesi dialog kira-kira sejam antara Pemuda dengan Suhakan turut mendengar keluhan beberapa peserta Bersih yang mempunyai pengalaman sendiri dikasari polis semasa menyertai perhimpunan itu. -FMT


Pakatan: Cops fired tear gas directly at crowd

Posted: 12 Jul 2011 05:23 AM PDT

A Most Disconcerting Scenario

Posted: 12 Jul 2011 05:19 AM PDT

Life is very complicated without politicians giving conflicting views of the same topic at different times. With such developments, it is easy for people to feel even more anger and frustration instead of patience with those who are supposedly elected to office.




According to this report HERE, : MCA president Dr Chua Soi Lek came out in defence of the police firing tear gas into the compound of Tung Shin Hospital by saying pictures can be deceiving and it is difficult to determine what exactly transpired at the hospital on Saturday.

"A picture may not convey the total story, depending on the angle the picture is shot," he said.

In Malaysiakini, he said, "If they want to make you look bad, they can," said the party chief.

How ironical! He should know because he lost his position as Minister of Health and MCA VP 3.5 years ago because of a video scandal.

According to Wikipedia HERE:

On January 1, 2008, Chua admitted that he was the person featured in a sensational sex DVD that was widely being circulated in Johor. The two DVDs were distributed anonymously in Muar and other towns in Johor show Dr Chua having sex with a young woman, described by him as a "personal friend." The DVDs are believed to be wireless hidden camera recordings in a hotel suite. 
He claimed no involvement in the filming or production of the DVD in question.[4] On January 2, 2008, he formally announced his resignation from all posts including Member of Parliament for Labis, vice presidency of MCA, and Minister of Health at a press conference.
Yet, when the sex videos surfaced, a certain MP was accused of being the man in the video recording. Looks like some people will accept or reject the authenticity of a video recording based on their personal slants in the issue.

What is MORE disconcerting would be CONTRASTING reports on same issue by the same MSM.

According to THIS REPORT Hospital staff witnessed teargas attack, despite police denials (last updated on 11 July 2011 - 12:36pm):

Several staff said that they had experienced the effects of teargas.


A crowd, numbering about 1,000, came running into the hospital's compound to seek refuge from teargas canisters fired by Federal Reserve Units (FRU) parked along Jalan Pudu.


"Police had already blocked the path which led to the hospital's main entrance so the crowd came from a side lane.


"Some also went to the Chinese Maternity Hospital building next door," said the hospital's ambulance driver.


The driver said he saw two shots aimed at the Tung Shin Hospital's main entrance and its outpatient unit, while another was fired at the maternity hospital.


A security guard at the hospital also claimed to have seen teargas being shot into the compound.


"When the crowd started gathering, the hospital management decided to disable the automatic doors, to prevent teargas from coming inside the waiting area.


"However, a large number of protesters needed water to wash their faces, so we had to let them in and allow them to use our toilets," he said.


At a press conference this afternoon, Tung Shin Hospital administrator Ng Hong admitted that the hospital had been caught in the middle during the demonstrations.


"Tung Shin was caught in the middle and was a victim of circumstances. Those in the compound were orderly, nothing was damaged and they also left peacefully," said Ng.


He also said the hospital did not suffer any damage in the incident.


The press conference was also attended by DAP leaders, including secretary-general Lim Guan Eng and party adviser Lim Kit Siang.
However, in the SAME MSM, it was reported at 8.44pm 11th July and updated on 12th July at 8.11am HERE in the article Tung Shin denies tear gas fired in its direction that:

The Tung Shin Hospital management has denied allegations in a news portal the police fired tear gas canisters and water cannons in the direction of the hospital during last Saturday's Bersih rally. 
Hospital board of directors chairman Ng Beh Tong said today, no tear gas canister was found in the compound. Neither did the police fire water canons in the direction of the hospital. 
However, he said, the police brought several rally supporters who sustained minor injuries, for treatment at the hospital. 
He said the police did not detain any supporter who ran into the hospital.
Ng was speaking to reporters here today, after briefing Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai and Deputy Home Minister Datuk Lee Chee Leong on the contents of the news portal when the latter visited the hospital.
 
Meanwhile, Liow said that during the rally, the police had only released tear gas to disperse illegal assembly supporters who had gathered in Jalan Pudu in front of the hospital. 
"I have been briefed by the hospital authorities that the police neither fired water cannons nor release tear gas in the direction of the hospital. 
"Maybe, the tear gas used to disperse the crowd might have wafted into the vicinity of the hospital," he said.
Such conflicting reports/statements are most disconcerting. We see how political leaders react differently towards video recordings and how statements from the same organization can contradict each other depending on who is present with them.

In another Malaysiakini report:

Even with Health Minister Liow Tiong Lai vehemently denying that the police had fired tear gas and chemical-laced water into Tung Shin Hospital during last Saturday's rally, the Bar Council monitoring team is backing the many witness accounts that this did happen. 
Presenting the observation report compiled from some 100 observers deployed during the rally, Bar Council president Lim Chee Wee said police had used indiscriminate and excessive tear gas and water cannons against peaceful protesters.
Read Tony Pua's letter HERE.

So, tell us clearly - why are the authorities ignoring the clear and irrefutable evidence that tells us the truth? Why are they singing a different tune from the evidence?

Does the truth hurt that much to you? What about the rakyat? How do you think we feel?
Does it not prick your conscience at all? Or is it that you have none?

A Most Disconcerting Scenario!


Only 6 thousand?

Posted: 12 Jul 2011 04:38 AM PDT

Someone needs to be taught about estimates and the use of calculators. You decide. You can see the lies spread by the so called lamestream media by the video clips below:



1. BERSIH VIDEO: Truth that Cannot Be Covered - Bersih 2.0 09/07/2011

2. BERSIH VIDEO: Firing on the Rakyat

3. BERSIH VIDEO: Tear Gas Fired Into Tung Shin Hospital

4. BERSIH VIDEO: Walking With People

5. BERSIH VIDEO: The battle for Jalan Pudu (Parts 1 & 2)

6. BERSIH 2.0 overcomes the police state

7. Bersih 2.0 Video : The Truth

8. VIDEO: Bersih 2.0 worldwide

9. VIDEO: Bersih London 2011 Rally Parts 1 - 7

10. VIDEO: Malaysian police action brutal says opposition leader

11. VIDEO: Protesters, police clash in Malaysia

12. VIDEO: Bersih 2.0 London

13. VIDEO: Bersih Sydney - You Little Brown Eyes You at Sydney Town Hall, July 9 2011

14. VIDEO: Bersih 2.0 Pro-democracy Rally at KLCC

15. VIDEO: Bersih 2.0 2011

16. VIDEO: Bersih 2.0

17. VIDEO: Bersih 2.0 : Supporters gather in numbers

18. VIDEO: Bersih 2.0 : Tear gas and water cannons fired

19. VIDEO: BERSIH 2.0 rally in hongkong

20. VIDEO: Bersih 2.0 Singapore. Speakers corner. 09 JULY 2011

21. VIDEO: Perhimpunan Bersih 2.0 Melbourne

22. VIDEO: Man of the Match Bersih 2.0

23. VIDEO: Bersih 2.0 Today July 9 2011 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur KL Rallies

24. VIDEO: Bersih 2.0. Sabtu 9 July 2011

25. VIDEO: Bersih 2.0 / 9 - july - 2011 ( Al-jazeer

Hat tip : Malaysia Today


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Putera Azamuddin Mohon Bondanya Dipenjarakan

Posted: 12 Jul 2011 06:40 AM PDT

Mahkamah Tinggi di sini memberi kebenaran kepada Putera Azamuddin Shah Abdul Shah, anak saudara Sultan Selangor, memfailkan permohonan komital untuk memenjarakan bondanya sendiri kerana didakwa mengingkari perintah mahkamah.

Peguam Datuk Rajan Navaratnam yang mewakili Putera Azamuddin Shah memberitahu pemberita bahawa hakim menetapkan 26 Julai ini untuk perbicaraan kes itu disebabkan peguam yang mewakili, Tengku Putri Arafiah ibni Almarhum Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz (gambar) yang merupakan adinda Sultan Selangor, tidak hadir ke mahkamah.

Kebenaran itu diberikan pada 23 Jun lepas dan permohonan itu sepatutnya didengar hari ini di hadapan Hakim Amelia Tee Hong Geok Abdullah.

Pada 8 Jun lepas, Putera Azamuddin Shah memohon perintah komital itu kerana bondanya itu gagal menandatangani dan mematuhi perjanjian jual beli saham syarikat Sunshine Fleet Sdn Bhd berjumlah RM2 juta.

Mengikut notis usul, Putera Azamuddin Shah berkata mahkamah telah membenarkan permohonannya untuk perintah pelaksanaan spesifik pada 19 April lalu dan bondanya dikehendaki menandatangani dan mematuhi perjanjian jual beli saham itu dalam tempoh lima hari selepas itu.

Bagaimanapun, beliau mendakwa bondanya sehingga kini dengan sengaja tidak berbuat demikian dan ia jelas mengingkari perintah mahkamah.

Afidavit sokongan Putera Azamuddin Shah menyatakan bahawa bondanya telah bersetuju untuk membeli kesemua 100,000 unit saham miliknya dalam syarikat Sunshine Fleet Sdn Bhd. -BERNAMA

Ulasan GB

Tajuk dan kisah yang mengerikan. Berlakunya hal ini di negara kita.

Kerana wang & dunia, anak sanggup mohon bondanya dipenjarakan.

Betapa benarnya sekarang ini apa yang dikatakan "akhir zaman" itu.



Pakpayne In Pasir Mas

Posted: 12 Jul 2011 06:32 AM PDT


It is necessary for me to delay the posting of the final part of The Trip Down Memory Lane in order to accommodate this post about the visit of this illustrious son of Kelantan who is now currently working in Jeddah but came back to Malaysia for a family business and a short holiday in Singapore. They once lived there. Pakpayne as I first knew with his blog Bakpo~? is also known as Pak Pin or just Pp.
I had enticed him to come to Pasir Mas for a home cooked lunch/dinner even before he left the shore of Saudi Arabia. I have something to pass to him and it would be most convenient should he dropped in to say hello and stay on for lunch or dinner.
A message on Facebook from him inquiring whether he could drop in on 11th July 2011 was answered in the affirmative by joyous me. This generous man deserve the best treatment from me as he had been instrumental in motivating me to be a painter after Zendra of Zendra's Fascinations spurred me on with her purchase of my first painting even before it was done. How not to be motivated when Pak Pin ordered 10 paintings in one go and paid for them in cash up front even before I have completed even half the numbers? This man really had faith in me though I only became a painter sometime in August 2009.
We had known each other in the blogosphere and we met for the first time only in August 2008 when we had a mini gathering of bloggers in Kota bharu where Puteri Campbell and Family dropped by into Kota Bharu enroute home for the US after visiting her parents in Sarawak. The late Captain Yusoff Ahmad of The Ancient Mariner with three other friends and Adawwiyah Abid, who is another blogger was in attendance too.
Painting came into my life only in August 2009 about a year after we met, so I gather he doesn't have any inkling at all on how well or how bad my work can be. Back then I thought he was just being charitable because Pak Pin was buying paintings on the net at auctions. The paintings he was buying and selling cost more than USD500 each and most of them are the works by established world class artists. Well lucky me as I have him as my patron who in a way encourages me to be a painter.
In all Pak Pin has 11 paintings of mine gracing the walls of his home in Taman Melati, Gombak.
To commemorate his visit to my home I gave him a painting of Sawah Padi with a backdrop of Bukit Panau, the famous hillock that forms the benchmark for all land survey work in Kelantan. Bukit Panau is visible from the house where Pak Pin grew up in Pangkal Kalong, Kemubu with his late single mum as a young boy during his primary school days.

Pak Pin receiving 'Sawah Padi' from me as a token of my appreciation for his visit and support.

Pak Pin and his family had lunch at our place. Since we had a small dining area with just a table for six, we let them have lunch first and we hang around to serve them. As En. Sahlan the owner and driver of the vehicle that they rented had just had his brunch, he declined to take lunch. The sixth seat at the table was taken up by our cousin Kamal who had been acquainted with Pak Pin during his days in Dubai where Kamal's company was doing some business there.
For the lunch we had a simple spread comprising mainly of 'daging singgang', my signature siakap sweet sour, fried fish, 'ikan tawar bakar' to go with the budu and ulam-ulam, young mango slices, sambal durian of the hottest kind, petai masak tumis with cockle flesh, fried 'ikan gelama sungai kering' and a watermelon fruit dish. Since the table was so small and everything was in two's, the table seemed overflowing with food and we had to take some out to accommodate the serving plate. Pak Pin's family are small eaters and they didn't consume much.
Before leaving the house, this couple gave me this perfume with the delicious scent.
Now it will be my favourite perfume as it is bereft of any alcohol.

On his previous visit to kelantan Pak Pin gave us this gold plated commemorative plate of Dubai which is proudly displayed on a cabinet in our main guestroom.

Such a precious gift.

After a short rest and after Puan Aishah and her mother had done the Zohor prayers, we moved on to Kamal's house to see Kamal's yet to be completed Bali styled house. (Please don't imagine it to be anywhere near as huge as the ex-Selangor MB's house though). Kamal had built his Bali styled home using mainly recycled building materials he collected from buildings torn down at project sites that his company was rebuilding. It is not so much on saving of costs that he uses these recycled material as transportation costs bringing them over from KL was high but he had managed to lay his hand on high quality heavy hard wood to suit his design. Kamal by training is not only an architect but also a quantity surveyor.

Pak Pin with Kamal as viewed from a wooden arch in the garden.

Pak Pin was so impressed with the style and he was broaching the idea of creating a cluster of such villas with a gated community for sale to the many Kelantanese living in Kuala Lumpur who yearns for a second home in their home state and be used when returning to visit family and friends. He has friends who are willing to buy them. This idea not only excited Kamal but yours truly as well. Just imagine a cluster of 8 Bali style villas will translate in quite a market for original paintings for the market hungry painters in Kelantan including yours truly.
I had brought over some durians which Pak Pin had earlier brought to my house but we didn't have the stomach to consume them at my house because of the lunch. They were the best of durians with a rich yellow, thick and sweet flesh. Pak Pin had bought them in Pasir Mas from an old mak cik without bothering to bargain as we normally does. With that kind of quality, it was a bargain at RM10 per kg.

It is not only the king of fruits but also the king of durians.


Enjoying durian on the wakaf.

Dreaming of our own Bali styled Villa. Pak pin will realize the dream but me?

Pak pin took this picture. Dunno which is his subject, the family members or the wakaf?

One for the album. from left, my wife Fatthiyah, Kamal's wife Safiah, Puan Aishah and her mother.

We drove on to Pasir Mas as Pak Pin has something to do with ustaz Mat Zin, the owner of one of the top Malay jeweler in town. I won't be surprised if Pak Pin is going to open a jewelery outlet somewhere one day as everything this man touches seems to turn into Gold.
Pak Pin and Puan Aishah, thank you for the visit and gifts.


This One Moved Me

Posted: 12 Jul 2011 02:39 AM PDT

Whilst it is good to see so many write-ups by those who attended the Bersih 2.0 rally, one must be careful about an overkill of the topic lest it works against the movement. Of the many write-ups that I have read, the following one moved me the most because of its pure, patriotic, simple and touching write-up. I can see the writing is from the heart, not to impress but to express what she went through and the beautiful meaning of "Tanah Tumpahnya Darahku".


Honestly, her write up moved me deeply. For a few days now, I had been hunting to find a write-up of a participant's experience and this in one article that I truly love. The clarity of the message minus longwinded verbose descriptions, natural tone and the short crisp sentences add so much dynamism and energy to the writing, to the extent that one can almost feel how the events unfolded. I could identify with the doubts she shared and the encounters she detailed succinctly and yet so beautifully. Truly, this is one write-up that oozes effortlessly with patriotism. And written without airs too! There is no self-glorification here...only a love for the country expressed sincerely.

Here is Esther Goh's (God bless you whoever and wherever you are) write up which I stumbled upon in The Malaysian Insider. I am blessed by your experience. Thank you, Esther, and to all Malaysians who marched on July 9th, 2011. I salute you all.

Tanah Tumpahnya Darahku by Esther Goh
JULY 12 — "Are you ready to die for the country?" I asked as I walked together with Simeon heading from Mirama Hotel on Jalan Maharajalela to Petaling Street.

My honest answer to my own question was, "No. I don't believe I should die now. When I'm only 24. There is so much more that I want and believe I can do for my country."

"But what if it takes bloodshed for people to wake up? What if we were the ones to go — so that people will finally realise the need for change?" was Simeon's reply.

***

I was driving home on Thursday night when this motorcyclist, thinking I was endangering his life, rode very fast... honking the whole way. And as he approached my car, he bent over and shouted at the top of his lungs at me.

Wow, I thought. If this was how it's like when there's NO rally, I cannot imagine what would happen on July 9th.

I thought of chickening out.

***

I flip-flopped the entire July 8th. To go, or not to go? Every time somebody asked me if I was going, I flashed them a nervous smile.

What if I die? What if I don't die... but end up with a disability? Gaahhh.

But the biggest why was — WHY DO I FIND MYSELF FEARING THE GOVERNMENT? THE VERY PEOPLE WHO ARE SUPPOSED TO MAKE SURE I'M SAFE?

***

I knocked on the door of 608. And after a request for the "Secret Password", the door was opened to 13 other people. Young people. People I call friends.

I sat amongst them, and we talked late into the night. Of our game plan. How we would run. What we would need to counter the possible attacks we would face.

We slept. And woke to the sound of FRU trucks moving into the city.

You would have thought it was World War III.

***

We packed salt. Prepared bi-carb soda solution. Soaked our towels in vinegar. Prayed. And left in twos and threes.

We walked towards Petaling Street. People we met along the way were silent.. It was the calm before the storm. Grim. None of us knowing what would happen.

As we walked further into the heart of the city, we heard chants.

"Hidup, hidup! Hidup Bersih! Hidup, hidup! Hidup Rakyat!"

And something in me started. It was a growing excitement.

We followed the crowd. Chanting as we walked along.

Deep inside me, I was still afraid. I looked around me. Most people do not have the same colour skin as me. If a riot was to break out, I would have been Peking duck in two seconds.

We looked on. And strategized to join the crowd and be in the middle. Lest anything should happen, at least we were not in the vulnerable fringes.

***

Menara Maybank.

1 Malaysia #1. I met an elderly Chinese auntie. This was not her first rally. The Anti-ISA rally was her first. She was doing it for her children, she said.

Tear Gas #1. We ran helter-skelter.

***

Tung Shin Hospital.

We were waiting with the rest to march to the stadium. But the Men in Blue gave us no rest.

Tear Gas #2. We ran helter-skelter again.

We ran into the shelter, eyes, nose and throat hurting from the gas.

ALL I WANT IS CLEAN AND FAIR ELECTIONS! WHY AM I TREATED LIKE A CRIMINAL?

***

1 Malaysia #2. We ran into the shelter. Eyes still stinging.

Four Malay boys who were standing around offered us salt.

"Rub it around your eyes and put some in the roof of your mouth," Arif said. "Take this bag of salt, give it to those who need it."

"Thank you, and please, please, please take care," we bade him.

***

Rain. THANK GOD FOR RAIN!

***

Still in Tung Shin Hospital grounds.

Tear Gas #3. WE WERE IN THE HOSPITAL GROUNDS, FOR CRYING OUT LOUD!

***

We ran helter-skelter. And we saw a wall. There was nowhere else to run, as police were chasing with their batons.

1 Malaysia #3. An elderly Chinese uncle stood by the wall.

"Uncle, go first.. go first," I told him.

"No, no... after you!" And he helped me over the wall. And on the other side of the wall, was another Malay uncle... standing and giving a hand to all of us who were running.

We continued running.

1 Malaysia #4. I came to another wall. This time, this wall had a metal fence. With sharp pointers.

I climbed up the wall. And looked down. There was no way I was going to make it down there unscathed.

A young Malay chap climbed up to where I was. Lifted me, and lowered me down the other side.. his stomach pressing against the sharp metal pointers as he was doing so.

"Are you okay?" I turned back and asked.

"Yes, just run," was his reply.

***

After having survived three rounds of tear gas... we were still dissatisfied.

This rally is not over!

We heard chants from afar, and decided we would join our fellow comrades in the march to Stadium Merdeka.

***

1 Malaysia #5. As we were heading towards the crowd, we saw three Chinese aunties.

They warned us against heading in that direction, because they just saw the FRUs and the police beating people up with batons.

"Thank you for coming, auntie. For doing this for our generation," I said.

She looked at me with bewilderment. Took off her hat, and said to me, "Why do you thank me? My father didn't do this for me. Now I will do it for my children. For my grandchildren. I will march in every state every week — until I see change happen."

***

We found the crowd. And marched on to KLCC.

"Rasa sayang, hey! Rasa sayang sayang hey! Hey..." was what we heard the crowd singing.

***

We arrived in KLCC. Sat. Made a few more friends.

And ran. Because the police were after us again.

As we ran for our lives, I saw two other people in front of me.

In running, they hit and toppled the barricades that were around KLCC. And to my utter amazement, they stopped, picked up the barricades, arranged it to be how it was like before, and continued running.

***

9th of July, 2011.

I am proud.

Proud to have friends — students and white-collared workers, who would risk being detained and being treated inhumanely to stand for what is right.

Proud to have Malaysian brothers and sisters — this is my pledge. That this will be the last time I refer to anybody by race. Because of the kindness you showed me and my friends today, you showed me that we are CAPABLE, of being COLOUR BLIND.

Proud of the way we behaved during the rally. We were not violent. We were courteous. We helped each other. We pushed on despite being treated like dogs because we kept in mind -- the next generation that is to come after us.

Proud that we showed kindness instead of retaliating when we were provoked.

Proud that now, nobody can call us Third World — because we did not react the way the Middle East did.

And most of all, I am proud — so proud, that WE DID NOT SUCCUMB TO THE TACTICS THAT SOUGHT TO INSTILL FEAR IN US. THAT WE CHOSE TO RISE ABOVE THE FEAR WE HAVE BEEN SO BOUND BY.

***

Negaraku, tanah tumpahnya darahku.

9th July 2011. The day I am so proud of my fellow Malaysian friends.


PSM, Sosialisme dan Gerakan Kiri di Malaysia

Posted: 12 Jul 2011 02:31 AM PDT

Wacana politik di Malaysia sering melelahkan – tohor, emotif, sapele –   dan berlegar pada titik yang sama.  Hampir semua ruang wacana di Malaysia ini dikelambu dengan sentimen dan prejudis perkauman yang sempit.  Hanya sibuk siapa kuda siapa, soal seks, agen Yahudi/Amerika, ketuanan Melayu dan Rosmah! Jarang sekali wacana berkenaan politik Malaysia ini menjurus kepada persoalan dasar ekonomi, hubungan antarabangsa, dan kebajikan sosial. Maka keadaan ini memberi kesempatan untuk UMNO-BN memanipulasi sentimen masyarakat. Sebagai contoh, dengan mudah mudah, enam orang ditahan tanpa hak mendapat perbicaraan terbuka hanya kerana memiliki t shirt dengan cetakan wajah tokoh PKM, Rashid Maidin. Tuduhannya sangat melampau, memerangi yang Dipertuan Agong.

Chon Kai ketika berkaraoke bersama Jing Cheng, tidak dapat dipastikan suara siapa yang lebih sedap

Oleh kerana wacana politik kita amat sukar sampai mencecah persoalan ideologi,  maka penahanan yang tidak masuk akal ini ada sisinya mengelirukan warga, untuk menentukan sikap mereka. Apakah sosialisme, komunisme, dan 'kiri' itu salah, melampau (ekstream), dan subversif?

Perbincangan yang tumbuh di twitter dan facebook juga mengecewakan. Pertamanya kerana kefahaman berkenaan istilah 'kiri' umumnya bersimpang siur. 'Kiri' dalam konteks Malaysia tidaklah boleh disamakan dengan Marxis klasik sebagaimana yang tercatat dalam Das Capital karya Karl Marx itu.  Malah, spektrum 'kiri' juga berbeza pada tahun 1940an dan kini.

Pada tahun 1940an, ketika negara ini dijajah, gerakan kiri ketika itu lebih kepada gerakan nasionalisme yang menolak penjajahan. Ideologi kiri pada saat itu membantu memberikan satu perspektif terhadap sebahagian masyarakat bagaimana untuk memahami situasi sosio-politik semasa dan aspirasi untuk masa depan. Antoine Louis Claude Destutt de Trargent Tracy (1754-1836) memberi takrif yang jelas berkenaan  ideologi dan fungsinya; sebagai proses mengeluarkan idea yang membawa kepada satu sistem nilai yang diterima sebagai fakta atau benar bagi sebahagian masyarakat dan mengandungi satu set sikap terhadap institusi dan proses dalam masyarakat.  Maka, dalam menggerakkan nasionalisme ketika itu, satu set sikap dan cara pandang yang jelas diperlukan bergantung kepada konteks pada masa itu. Sikap melawan penjajah ini betentangan pula dengan sebahagian kelompok elit konservatif yang lebih senang untuk bekerjasama dengan penjajah. Bagi bacaan lanjut, eloklah diteruskan melalui tulisan akademik seperti Rustam sani, Social Roots of the Malay Left (2008).

Maka, apabila PSM mengangkat perjuang-perjuang kiri Malaysia (dahulunya Tanah Melayu), bukanlah kerana ideologi komunisme klasik, tetapi kerana menghormati dan bersimpati dengan perjuangan nasionalisme mereka yang berjuang menentang kapitalis-kolonial.  Perjuangan PSM kini lebih tertumpu pada kebajikan pekerja dan dasar-dasar sosial lainnya seperti perumahan, kesihatan dan pendidikan. Bukannya mahu menghidupkan kembali komunisme sebaliknya memberi alternatif kepada sistem ekonomi sedia ada agar lebih pro-rakyat.

Hewison dan Rodan  (1996) juga memberikan takrifan yang amat berguna untuk mendefinisikan gerakan haluan kiri ini dalam konteks Asia Tenggara; 'Kiri adalah istilah yang biasa digunakan secara bebas untuk merujuk pelbagai gerakan dan idea perjuangan reformasi yang berlainan. Gerakan kiri di Vietnam sewaktu perang Vietnam dahulu memanglah bersifat berbeza dengan apa yang ada di Malaysia kerana saat itu dunia masih dalam perang dingin dan Vietnam ketika itu sedang diserang oleh kuasa besar – Amerika. Walau bagaimanapun, kita memahami sebutan umum 'kiri' sebagai alternatif pada individualism berkaitan dengan hubungan pasaran dan komitmen kepada memajukan kepentingan masyarakat – secara kolektif.  Sikap inilah yang diterima umum sebagai pendekatan kiri di Malaysia. Ia melibatkan reformasi demokrasi sosial yang mungkin mencabar kedudukan modal dan pasaran dalam had yang lebih ketat, dengan wawasan sistem sosial alternatif. Kedua-dua haluan kiri ini dapat dibezakan daripada reformasi liberal yang menjadi memperjuangkan individualisme, kerajaan terhad (limited government ) dan pasaran bebas.  Sama ada sosialisme atau liberalisme lebih baik untuk dasar pembangunan negara, itu yang seharusnya menjadi perdebatan awam. Malangnya, ini yang tidak berlaku.

Pandangan yang mengatakan bahawa PSM merupakan parti politik yang anti institusi beraja juga sangat mengelirukan kerana jelas dalam laman rasminya bahawa PSM menghormati institusi raja berpelembagaan. Namaun, adalah jelas bahawa PSM dan gerakan kiri lainnya di Malaysia secara konsisten menolak neo-feudal dalam politik negara. Politik neo-feudal ini ditandai dengan hubungan penaug-dinaung (patron-client) yang menyebabkan wujud kebergantungan yang besar terhadap elit politik. Masyarakat tidak diasuh untuk menjadi lebih mandiri dan yakin diri. Selain itu, pemujaan berlebihan terhadap tokoh dan individu tertentu juga memundurkan politik negara. Adalah penting untuk setiap sokongan terhadap parti atau tokoh tertentu bukan atas dasar keturunannya tetapi idea mereka.

 Oleh kerana tidak banyak parti di Malaysia ini yang mempunyai ideologi politik yang jelas – DAP dalam perlembagaannya jelas  menyatakan ia parti politik yang berideologi sosialisme demokrat – maka wacana berkenaan ideologi politik jarang berlaku di tahap yang matang. Sungguhpun Daniel Bell (1960) mengatkan masyarakat konsumer akan menyebabkan berakhirnya ideologi, namun ternyata kini, persoalan ideologi kembali menjadi perdebatan penting setelah berlakunya krisis-krisis besar kemanusian pada abad baru ini. Saat dunia berbicara tentang demokarsi radikal, gerakan sosial baru dan posmoden, kita masih keliru dengan jargon-jargon 'isme klasik kerana disibukkan dengan wacana perkauman sempit tajaan UMNO-BN.

Ketika tulisan ini disudahkan, enam orang ahli PSM, termasuk Chon Kai, sahabat kami yang baik, masih lagi ditahan di bawah undang –undang darurat. Solidariti untuk mereka yang berani!



Berita Harian Biadab Tuduh Mohd Sabu Berkerusi Roda Raih Simpati.

Posted: 12 Jul 2011 03:00 AM PDT

Mat Sabu berkerusi roda raih simpati

SHAH ALAM: Timbalan Presiden PAS, Mohamad Sabu semalam cuba menarik perhatian pemberita dan simpati orang ramai apabila hadir pada sidang Dewan Undangan Negeri (DUN) Selangor dengan memakai kain pelikat dan berkerusi roda.

GAMBAR: MOHAMAD cuba menarik perhatian ramai hadir sidang DUN dengan berkain pelikat dan berkerusi roda, semalam. -BH

Beliau yang ditemani Pesuruhjaya PAS Selangor, Dr Abdul Rani Osman dan timbalannya, Khalid Abdul Samad hadir jam 1.30 tengah hari sebelum memanggil pemberita untuk sidang media di lobi DUN.

Pada sidang media yang turut ditemani beberapa Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (ADUN) pembangkang lain, Mohamad sempat ketawa di depan pemberita sebelum mendakwa cedera ligamen kaki kanan apabila dirempuh kenderaan ketika menunggang motosikal, Sabtu lalu.

"Pasukan keselamatan merempuh dengan kenderaan ketika menunggang motosikal ketika saya menyertai (perhimpunan haram) BERSIH Sabtu lalu.

"Polis bertindak kasar dalam perhimpunan itu sehingga saya cedera. Polis sudah jadi samseng bukan menjaga keamanan dan apa yang berlaku menunjukkan tahap keselamatan paling memalukan," katanya.

Mohamad berkata, beliau tidak menolak kemungkinan mendapatkan rawatan lanjut dengan menjalani pembedahan untuk memasukkan plat besi pada kakinya.

Mohamad antara pemimpin pakatan pembangkang yang ditahan ketika menyertai perhimpunan haram BERSIH di ibu negara Sabtu lalu. -BH

Ulasan GB

Sungguh bidab wartawan dan editor Berita Harian itu.

Hari ini hari Mohd Sabu, siapa tahu esok hari kamu?

Satu hari ditakdirkan wartawan dan editor itu hilang kakinya pada masa itu apakah jika kamu berkerusi roda ke pejabat kamu nanti maka kamu meraih simpati?

Ingat, tulis berita biar berdab, jangan biadab. Tuhan Maha Menilai apa saja yang kamu tulis untuk tatapan rakyat.

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Mereka Boleh Rosakkan Lutut Saya, Tetapi Mereka Tidak Boleh Rosakkan Perjuang Saya


cerita menarik?....entah le

Posted: 12 Jul 2011 12:58 AM PDT

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kadang tu nak type ni x kena..type tu x kena...

kang tulis cerita bangang kang x best lak....

x kan akak nak cerita pasal kek kot...akak bukan jual kek...x kan nak pose cerita " ari ni i ade terima tempahan kek 3000000 biji...penat tauuuu..walaupun penat i gagahkan juga"...nanti orang cakap akak ni hotmama lak kan...

betul x...akak kan cerita pasal anak kot.. akak masih dara dik non...x kan nak cerita" ari ni anak i turn 3 years old... birthday my love baby ke 3..dia makin cute macam daddy dia...dia dah tumbuh bulu ketiak dah..."...feeling pulak kan....

sebenarnya malas nak type...kat opis banyak keje..kat umah banyak membuta lak..tu kadang2 tu x sempat nak type...jgan kata blog aku malas..yng facebook ade kat phone tu pun status bertukar setahun sekali je...

kadang ade gak orang2 ni rajin duk update blog ari2..heran akak..kirnya macam nak bg tau ape yang dia buat hari2 lah...

contoh...blog mengenai masakan..." terliur semua sebab i dah pandai masak kecokodok pisang...hubby i suka.." eleh..semua benda masakan lah dia nak letak kat blog dia...apasal ko x buat masakan pelik macam tenuk rebus tomyam...mentibang laut goreng lengkuas ke...baru lah orang nak baca blog ko..unit..menarik tertarik.....ini x..blajar masak lemak cili api pun nak bg tau..lepas tu pose cerita meleret2 lapan belas muka surat...x ke ko pitam bangun pitam bangun 100 kali....

ok kawan2 ani ni kita masak...ungka pedas dengan serai wangi..gerenti ramai baca blog kita

ade tu pulak cerita pasal beli baju anak " ari ni baby i pakai baju oshkosh dia nampak kiut " lepas tu duk pose gambar 1000 helai anak dia...kasut nak ..spender anak..

sebenarnya aku nak tayang yang aku banyak duit beli banyak2 baju,..ko ade

rajin ko letak gambar2 bagai kan..siap edit2 gambar ade bunga2..pelangi..burung bagai...kenapa ko x buat je anak i x pakai baju sejak di lahirkan hingga dia telah tunbuh bulu jembutnya...baru lah trill orang nak baca..setakat ko beli baju dua tiga helai lepas tu ko post kat blog sampai berhari2....agak2 orang x muntah ke...

tapi lantak lah kan..ko ade anak kan..kalau akak ade anak akak cam tu gak kot...

tp paling x leh blah..kalau ade yang pose gambar sendiri dengan pose ala2 feeling cute gadis korea walhal rupa ko gadis desa....duk tunjuk kontek lence korea yang sampai nak terbeliak biji mata...duk cerita laki dia best ..laki dia itew laki dia ini...

ko je ke ade laki

laki aku kaya ko ade?

pening2 tau..maaf lah ek..kalau cerita2 yang ala2 feeling2 sendiri tu akak bukak je tp nak baca nak belek2 lama2 blog tu..jgan lah harap...bukan ape...kadang tu..bosan...

korang jgan terasa lak kalau korang buat benda ni...ni ape yang akak rasa..kalau korang rasa best ok je...

akak lari dulu nohhhh!


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Disabilities Play A Prominent Role In Bersih - During And After.

Posted: 12 Jul 2011 01:39 AM PDT

DON'T KNOW if you guys noticed but disability seemed to not only have played a conspicuous part in the recent "outlawed" Bersih rally on July 9 but it still continues to make a major impact days after the event.
Pakatan leader Anwar Ibrahim was the most obvious one when he was injured in the demonstrations last Saturday.
News reports and eye-witnesses say teargas from the riot police was aimed


"Mereka Boleh Rosakkan Lutut Saya, Tetapi Tidak Boleh Rosakkan Perjuangan Saya" - Mat Sabu

Posted: 12 Jul 2011 02:07 AM PDT

Seberang Jaya: "Umno dan pihak keselamatan boleh rosakkan kepala lutut saya tetapi mereka tidak sekali-kali berjaya merosakan pemikiran saya untuk terus berjuang sehingga matlamat memartabatkan kembali maruah negara yang telah musnah akibat permainan jahat Barisan Nasional (BN)," kata Timbalan Presiden PAS, Mohamad Sabu (gambar) di hadapan puluhan ribu rakyat Pulau Pinang di Tapak Ekspo, Seberang Jaya, malam tadi.

Beliau yang datang dengan kerusi roda akibat rempuhan kereta polis ketika membonceng motosikal untuk ke Masjid Negara pada 9 Julai lalu turut mengingatkan pihak keselamatan supaya segera mengubah sikap menjadi lebih profesional tidak mengikut telunjuk BN yang memerintah.

Katanya, Gabungan Pilihanraya Bersih dan Adil (Bersih) 2.0 tidak akan berhenti di situ malahan berjanji akan mengadakan lagi sekiranya Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya Malaysia (SPR) serta kerajaan tidak memperdulikan lapan tuntutan untuk memperbaiki sistem pilihan raya di negara ini.

Tambahnya, seperti mana kata Presiden PAS, Bersih 2.0 merupakan 'mukadimah' kebangkitan rakyat dan seandainya SPR dan Kerajaan Malaysia masih berdegil, tidak mustahil Bersih 3.0 akan bangkit dengan lebih ramai rakyat yang rela bersama ke Kuala Lumpur berarak secara aman.

"Kali ni Najib rasa tertekan maka disuruhnya pihak polis bertindak. Akhirnya polis juga yang kena marah.

"Bagi menghilangkan perasaan yang bergelora Najib terus tinggalkan Malaysia buat seketika," jelasnya sambil melaungkan 'Najib penipu' beberapa kali semasa berucap.

Justeru, beliau mengingatkan rakyat supaya sedar polis bertindak berdasarkan arahan Najib yang tidak senang dengan kemaraan Pakatan Rakyat.

Ini, katanya kerana anak muda secara terang-terangan memberikan sokongan yang tidak berbelah bahagi kepada Pakatan Rakyat sejak berkuasa di lima buah negeri selepas pilihan raya umum ke-12 lalu.

Tambahnya lagi, kehadiran kaum Tionghua dan India ke himpunan Bersih 2.0 cukup membimbangkan pemimpin kerajaan Malaysia berbanding Bersih pertama dahulu.

Jelasnya, paling membingungkan pemimpin Umno BN adalah masih ramai lagi rakyat yang keluar bersama Bersih 2.0 walhal semua jalan ditutup dan sekatan dikenakan.

Tambahnya, ini tentunya ada yang tidak kena terhadap arahan tersebut atau rakyat sudah cerdik datang awal memasuki Kuala Lumpur secara diam-diam semata-mata menjayakan Bersih 2.0.

"Saya pun hairan di mana munculnya ratusan ribu manusia bersedia berhimpun secara aman sedangkan berbagai sekatan dikenakan.

"Saya ucapkan syabas kepada anak-anak murid yang sanggup mengepalai kumpulan besar dan kecil sehingga mencapai matlamat sebab semua kepimpinan PAS, KeAdiLan dan badan Bukan Kerajaan (NGO) ditangkap lebih awal,"
tegasnya pada program anjuran Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang itu.

Pemidato utama yang berucap pada majlis pertama kali diadakan selepas himpunan Bersih 2.0 itu ialah Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang, Lim Guan Eng dan Ketua Umum PKR, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. -HD


Ribuan banjiri ceramah 'BERSIH 3.0' di P Pinang

Tidak kurang 5,000 orang hadir memberi sambut hangat kepada dua wira BERSIH 2.0 pada 9 Julai lalu, iaitu Ketua Pembangkang Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim dan timbalan presiden PAS Mohamad Sabu di tapak Ekspo Seberang Jaya malam semalam.
Ramai yang melabelkan perhimpunan itu sebagai BERSIH 3.0.

Anwar tiba dengan memakai pemaut leher dan terpaksa dibantu ketika menuju ke pentas utama sambil diberi tepukan gemuruh manakala pemimpin PAS yang popular dengan panggilan Mat Sabu itu pula terpaksa menggunakan kerusi roda dan dibantu oleh petugas untuk naik ke pentas.

Jurugambar sibuk merakamkan gambar mereka manakala wartawan dan orang ramai yang hadir semua menanti kedua-dua mereka menceritakan pengalaman pada 9 Julai lalu.

Namun, pihak penganjur secara lembut meminta jurugambar dan orang ramai supaya bertenang agar kedua-dua pemimpin itu tidak tercedera lagi.

Pada ucapan ringkasnya, Anwar yang jelas kelihatan lesu dan kurang bertenaga daripada biasa, dipercayai akibat kesakitan yang dialaminya akibat diserang gas pemedih mata di KL Sentral menganggap tindakan pihak berkuasa pada Sabtu lalu sebagai satu jenayah.

"Najib kamu boleh pukul, dera tapi tidak boleh tahan hati rakyat. Hati yang luka itu akan bangkit," katanya.

Anwar turut mengecam tindakan polis yang melakukan kekerasan terhadap Presiden PAS, Datuk Seri Hadi Awang pada perhimpunan di Kuala Lumpur itu.

Jelasnya, beliau berpegang teguh kepada nasihat Hadi yang tidak keberatan untuk turun sekali lagi bersama rakyat menentang kezaliman kerajaan Umno-BN.

Dakwaan mengatakan kaum Cina tidak menyertai perhimpunan itu adalah meleset menurut beliau berikutan respon daripada kaum itu amat mengalakkan terutama di kalangan generasi muda.

Hadirin di Seberang Jaya ini yang majoritinya orang Melayu diberitahu bagaimana perdana menteri selepas mendalangi apa yang terjadi pada Sabtu lalu tergamak mendakwa beliau menipu tentang kecederaannya.

"Saya terpaksa pakai paut leher - ini arahan doktor selepas merawat dan melihat seteruk mana kecederaan di leher dan tulang belakang saya... bukan saya yang mintanya," katanya.

"Najib mahu semua orang fikir saya sengaja buat pembedahan (tulang belakang) di Munich supaya saya boleh kembali dan tunjuk kepada semua orang," katanya sambil membidas perdana menteri itu.

Hadir sama pada majlis itu adalah Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang Lim Guan Eng. -mk


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