Thursday, August 11, 2011

why should MCCBCHST ‘tutup mulut’?

why should MCCBCHST ‘tutup mulut’?


why should MCCBCHST ‘tutup mulut’?

Posted: 11 Aug 2011 10:36 AM PDT

better you,  ACCIN  (gabungan pertubuhan-pertubuhan islam bukan kerajaan – coalition of islamic NGOs)

NOTE:  'tutup mulut' lah! (tutup mulut = shut up)
(MCCBCHST –  malaysian consultative council of buddhism, christianity, hinduism, sikhism and taoism)

 

i came across this bahasa news from malaysiakini, in which, the ACCIN arrogantly asked MCCBCHST to shut up when the latter issued a press statement. according to ACCIN, there is this committee for promoting understanding and harmony between all religions set up already, MCCBCHST should respect the committee and not issue any press statement. it said that since that committee, the cabinet and itself has not issued any press statement yet, MCCBCHST should not too.

why not? so many muslim NGO had spoken up, made a lot of noises here and there, so why shouldn't MCCBCHST? i would say i need to salute MCCBCHST for making the statement and here i produce for you the statement in full (anyone need it, i have the pdf file, showing the signatures).  oh and i will also share with you the press statement from CFM (christian federation malaysia).

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MCCBCHST MEDIA STATEMENT

08.08.2011
THE NATION MUST BE LED WITH UNDERSTANDING, TRUTH.COMPASSION, JUSTICE AND RESPEGT

The Malaysian Consultative Council of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism and Taoism (MCCBCHST) unreservedly condemns the unwarranted raid on the premises of the Damansara Utama Methodist Church (DUMC) on the evening of 3 Augusl2011by officers of the Selangor lslamic Religious Department (JAIS) and the police which clearly breached the constitutionally guaranteed, and internationally recognised, sanctity of a holy place of worship – an event which has been confirmed by the Malaysian AIDS Council to have been organised to raise funds.

MCCBCHST fully supports the statements already released by the Selangor Menteri Besar, Tan Sri Dato' Seri Abdul Khalid lbrahim; by Prof. Datuk Hamdan Adnan, Deputy Chairman (on behalf of the Exco) of the Persatuan Promosi Hak Asasi Manusia (Proham); by the Chairman, Bishop Datuk Ng Moon Hing, and the Executive Committee of the Christian Federation of Malaysia; by Rev. Dr. Hermen Shastri, General Secretary of the Council of Churches Malaysia and similar sentiments (that this action sets a dangerous precedent and makes a mockery of the sanctity and inviolability of all religious places in our beloved country) yet to be expressed by all other responsible, just and right-minded Malaysians (and organisations) of every race, faith and political inclination.

MCCBCHST is especially heartened by the prompt action of Menteri Besar, Tan Sri Dato' Seri Abdul Khalid lbrahim and the Selangor State Government on this fiasco by  JAIS. We are further encouraged by his statement that "the State is always open to engagement and dialogue regarding the harmonious and mutually respectful co-existence of different religious communities and appreciate the efforts of all who seek to build a more united society."

We are astonished as to how using the words "Quran" and 'nPray" in speech can amount to proselytising towards Muslims when these very words are used every day by Malaysians when conversing with each other.

JAIS' action sets a dangerous precedent which must be stopped and condemned by all peace-loving Malaysians. The constitutionally guaranteed and internationally recognised sanctity of all places of worship cannot be compromised, and this unprecedented violation must be investigated and those responsible, appropriately punished.

The Press (Berita Harian and Harian Metro of 6 July, 2011) reported that "Muslims questioned that night confirmed that they had been asked to convert." These reports, to the best knowledge of the MCCBCHST, did not identify the claimants nor state the basis for their making such statements. Such witnesses must be made available to an independent lnquiry, which must be instituted immediately, to determine their qualification to bear such witness, to corroborate such evidence and to verify it.

We urge the Federal Government to expeditiously launch a thorough investigation into this fiasco. lf the newspapers in question are found to have published false statements likely, or meant, to incite religious or racial hatred between Malaysians, the authorities must initiate the necessary action to punish them to the full extent provided for in our laws. All 120 guests who attended this multi-racial appreciation dinner deserve an unconditional apology from the raiding parties. The government of the day must also come forth to assure the Malaysian non-Muslim communities that such untoward incidents will never recur.

The MCCBCHST must highlight the systematic and deliberate attempts this year by many of "those who walk the national corridors of power" to create conflict among the citizens of different races and religions in our beloved country by driving wedges between them. There is ample evidence in "the lnterlok controversy" (January); "the Alkitab issue" (February); the unproven and ludicrous accusations in the media of attempts to "make Christianity the official religion" (May); the even more

ludicrous charge against the illegally detained Sungei Siput MP, Dr. Michael Jayakumar and others, of "waging war against the Yang DiPertuan Agong" (June); the absurd charge of "reviving Communism" on the PSM 6 under Section 3(1) of the Emergency (Public Order and Prevention of Crime) Ordinance 1969," (July); profiling leaders of Bersih as "traitors to the nation" (July) and unfounded allegations against the Christian church of "proselytizing Muslims" (August). These insidious efforts must be stopped forthwith if we are to preserve the hard-earned peace and harmony between our peoples of the past half-century.

Finally, ihe MCCBCHST calls on all leaders of all faiths to dedicate every Friday, from 16 August till 16 September,2011 during the month-long celebrations of our 54 years of lndependence as Malaya and 48 years as Malaysia to pray in their respective places of worship that the leaders of our nation have it in their hearts and minds to find the understanding, truth, respect, compassion and most of all, the wisdom, to justly govern this blessed, bountiful and beautiful Malaysia, home to us all, in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Constitution, the supreme law of the land.
 

SIGNED BY:

Reverend Dr. Thomas Philips
President
MCCBCHST

Sardar V. Harcharan Singh
Vice President
MCCBCHST

M Mr. RS. Mohan Shan, JMW, AMK, BKM, pJK
Vice President
MCCBCHST

Daozhang Tan Bon Sin, nunr
Deputy President
MCCBCHST

Venerable Ming Ji
Vice President
MCCBCHST

Mr. Prematilaka KD Serisena
Honorary Secretary General
MCCBCHST

 

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Statement from the Christian Federation of Malaysia (CFM) 

 

CHRISTIANS APPALLED BY JAIS CHURCH RAID         

The Christian Federation of Malaysia is deeply shocked and appalled at the raid by the officers of the Selangor Islamic Religious Department (JAIS) and the police conducted on the premises of the Damansara Utama Methodist Church (DUMC) on the evening of the 3rd August 2011.

The dinner function organised by Harapan Komuniti, a community development NGO, is an annual thanksgiving celebration to commemorate its efforts on its numerous community projects for the benefit of Malaysians.

It is ironic that such a celebratory gathering of volunteers, leaders, supporters and members of the community should be disrupted by the high-handed and repugnant actions of the state religious enforcement officers.  

This arbitrary action of the JAIS and the police officers is an affront to the values of mutual respect and harmony which should be accorded to every person, regardless of religious, cultural or ethnic background in Malaysia.

>We also wish to question the legality of the raid and the subsequent interrogation and harassment of the guests present at the dinner as to whether the officers were acting within their legal jurisdiction.

Christians are shocked and saddened at this deplorable action. In recent times, we have witnessed an increase in incidences where Christians have been singled out and targeted with unjustified accusations and prejudice from various groups as well as certain mainline media who have made inflammatory statements against the spirit of 1Malaysia.

We call upon the relevant authorities, including His Royal Highness the Sultan of Selangor, to conduct a thorough investigation over this unjustified raid.

 We also call upon the government and all Malaysians to work together to build a truly cohesive and harmonious society based on mutual respect, dialogue and understanding.  

In this holy month of Ramadan, we Christians wish to extend our heartfelt greetings and felicitation to our Muslim brethren.

Signed

  

 

Bishop Ng Moon Hing

Chairman and the Executive Committee of

The Christian Federation of Malaysia 



Victory Campaign for BN!

Posted: 11 Aug 2011 01:54 AM PDT


Suitable campaign don't you agree?


Menteri Ini Perlu Nafi Beliau Adalah Gay Yang Dituduh Oleh Wikileaks

Posted: 11 Aug 2011 10:27 AM PDT

Wikileak tuduh menteri dan pegawai Najib homoseks Oleh Chegu Bard

Semua pasti tidak lupa dengan keghairahan Utusan Malaysia yang memanipulasi maklumat yang didedah wikileak yang kononnya mendedahkan kabel sulit US yang mengaitkan Anwar dengan sesuatu yang negatif. Maklumat tersebut yang sejengkal sudah jadi sedepa dipusing Utusan Malaysia.

Namun terbaru laman yang sama wikileak juga telah mendedahkan nota sulit US yang berbunyi :

Mengikut pendedahan WIKILEAKS yang terbaru, bekas Duta Amerika ke Malaysia melaporkan:

Anwar's prosecution is not part of a morals campaign. The GOM does not aggressively target non-heterosexual behavior; if it did so, a recent cabinet minister, senior staff associated with PM Najib and other prominent citizens linked to the government also would find themselves under investigation.

TERJEMAHAN: Pendakwaan Anwar (untuk kes liwat II) bukanlah kempen untuk memperjuangkan moral. Kerajaan Malaysia tidak agresif di dalam membasmi amalan homoseks; jikalau tidak nescaya seorang ahli kabinet yang baru dilantik, pegawai kerajaan yang berkaitan dengan Najib serta beberapa tokoh penting yang berkait rapat dengan kerajaan akan turut sama disiasat (atas tuduhan homoseks)

Namun Utusan Malaysia terus senyap dengan tuduhan ini. Sememangnya majoriti rakyat Malaysia maklum. Pendakwaan Liwat 2 ke atas Anwar bukanlah tujuannya untuk memperjuangkan Islam ataupun nilai-nilai moral. Ianya bertujuan untuk memusnahkan apa-apa harapan bagi Anwar untuk menjadi Perdana Menteri.

che'GuBard ingin mencabar kepimpinan UMNO atau mana - mana NGO 'tanggungan' regim untuk mendesak pihak berwajib memulakan siasatan serta mendedahkan nama-nama orang yang disebut dalam laporan bekas duta Amerika ke Malaysia ini.

Mungkin sahaja US tahu siapa mereka dan mereka ini duduk dikedudukan strategik negara berpotensi untuk diugut apabila tiba masa US atau sekutunya memerlukan sesuatu dari negara.

Ulasan GB

Seperti biasa sebelum membongkar sesuatu, GB pun memulakan dengan membaca doa ini:


اللهُمَّ أَرِنَا الحَقَّ حَقّاً وَارْزُقْنَا التِبَاعَةَ
وَأَرِنَا البَاطِلَ بَاطِلاً وَارْزُقْنَااجْتِنَابَهُ


1) Allahumma arinaal haqqa haqqaan, warzuqnattiba'ah,
wa arinaal bathila bathilaan, warzuqnajtinaabah


Ya Allah, tunjukkanlah yang haq itu sebagai haq, dan kurniakanlah kami kekuatan utk mengikutinya, dan tunjukkanlah yg batil itu sebagai batil dan kurniakanlah kami kekuatan untuk menjauhinya.

رَّبِّ أَدْخِلْنِي مُدْخَلَ صِدْقٍ وَأَخْرِجْنِي مُخْرَجَ صِدْقٍ
وَاجْعَل لِّي مِن لَّدُنكَ سُلْطَاناً نَّصِيراً
وَقُلْ جَاء الْحَقُّ وَزَهَقَ الْبَاطِلُ إِنَّ الْبَاطِلَ كَانَ زَهُوقاً

2) Rabbi adkhilni mudkhala sidqin wa akhrijni mukhraja sidqin waj'alli min ladunka sulthanan nashiran wa qul ja alhaqqu wa zawaqal bathil innal bathila kaana zahuuqa

Ya Allah, masukkanlah kami dengan cara yang benar dan keluarkanlah(pula) kami dengan cara yang benar dan berikanlah kepada kami dari sisi-Mu kekuasaan yang menolong. Dan katakanlah yang benar telah datang dan yang batil telah lenyap. Sesungguhnya yang batil itu adalah sesuatu yang pasti lenyap.

Kebenaran tetap akan menang mengalahkan kebatilan.

Nilaikan apa yang ditemui:


KERETA MEWAH BUAT ARTIS LELAKI, SIAPA MENTERI KANAN

Ribut dan kalut! Tabloid Suara Keadilan mendedahkan ada Menteri Kanan yang telah menghadiahkan kereta mewah kepada seorang artis lelaki. Menteri Kanan juga seorang lelaki dikatakan memberi kereta mewah tersebut dan ini menimbulkan banyak spekulasi. www.selamatkanumno.blogspot.com turut bertanya kepada kawan-kawan media siapa Menteri Kanan itu dan siapa artis terbabit.


TERKEJUT – menurut rakan media – Menteri Kanan itu adalah Menteri Dalam Negeri – Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein dan artis itu adalah Anuar Zain kata rakan media. Alamat – kita tidak mahu meneruskan spekulasi ini dan meminta Menteri Kanan tersebut menafikan secepat mungkin sebelum PKR meneruskan spekulasi tersebut. Tindakan ini perlu dilakukan segera agar spekulasi itu tidak merosakkan Umno tambahan ini melibatkan Menteri Kanan – saudara Perdana Menteri – dah la Perdana Menteri penuh dengan spekulasi dan tuduhan penglibatan dengan kes Altantuya, SU Politiknya dengan rasuah, rakan baiknya Razak baru terbebas dari tuduhan membunuh, ini saudaranya pula dikatakan terlibat dengan skandal bagi Anuar Zain kereta mewah.



* perhatikan gelang oren yang dipakai Anuar Zain..dan Hishamuddin..aik..????

Sumber



The best beverage to have after a workout or hard race is...chocolate milk!

Posted: 11 Aug 2011 08:28 AM PDT

The Best Post-Exercise Drink: Chocolate Milk

Forget sports drinks, the best beverage to have after a workout or hard race is chocolate milk, studies say.
Some Lifehacker readers have mentioned this tip before in our tips box and related posts about what to drink when exercising, and these two new studies provide further confirmation that chocolate milk—particularly low-fat chocolate milk—is an ideal recovery drink to have after exercise.
In the cited University of Texas at Austin study, athletes who drank low-fat chocolate milk after a hard workout (as opposed to those who drank sports beverages with just carbohydrates) developed more muscle and less fat, as well as improved workout times. Another study published in The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research found cyclists who drank chocolate milk had twice the maximal oxygen uptake (the most amount of oxygen an individual can use during intense exercise, an indicator of your cardiovascular fitness) as those who drank calorie-free beverages or carbohydrate sports drinks.
Click here to read more.



Serial Genocide in Sudan - Ever since taking power, Bashir has waged total war against his own people. By Nina Shea

Posted: 11 Aug 2011 07:36 AM PDT

Sudan's president, Gen. Omar al-Bashir — an indicted war criminal — is now ferociously targeting the 1 million Nuba and various other peoples of oil-rich Southern Kordofan. Though this area sided with South Sudan in the civil war that raged from 1983 to 2005, it was, under the terms of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement of 2005, left behind when the South seceded last month. Bashir wants to ensure that Southern Kordofan's oil fields remain under Khartoum's control.

Ever since Bashir seized power in a 1989 military coup, with support from the National Islamic Front, he has waged perpetual, total war against his own people — first the Nuba, then South Sudan, then Darfur in the west, then the Beja people in the east, and now again the Nuba.

Since fighting broke out in Southern Kordofan on June 5, Khartoum has made it impossible for foreign aid groups to go there, and the region has never been on foreign journalists' beaten path. Nevertheless, we have glimpses of the atrocities now taking place thanks to leaked U.N. reports and intermittent accounts by church representatives.

One such leaked U.N. human-rights report from late June describes the regime conducting

aerial bombardments resulting in destruction of property, forced displacement, significant loss of civilian lives, including of women, children, and the elderly; abductions; house-to-house searches; arbitrary arrests and detentions; targeted killings; summary executions; . . . mass graves; systematic destruction of dwellings; and attacks on churches.

Veteran Sudan analyst Prof. Eric Reeves writes:

Strong evidence is growing of house-to-house searches for Nuba people and those sympathizing with the northern wing of the Sudan People's Liberation Army [SPLA]. Also, compelling evidence points to roadblocks that have similarly targeted Nuba. Most Nuba found were arrested or summarily executed. This has occurred primarily in the Kadugli area, capital of South Kordofan. . . . Most disturbingly, a great many eyewitness accounts of mass gravesites are being reported.

Reeves also refers to an incident described in an earlier leaked U.N. report (see the Associated Press), in which members of Khartoum's security services, disguised as Red Crescent workers, led 7,000 refugees, including women and children, out of U.N. protective custody in Kadugli on June 20. They have not been seen since, and the U.N. has no idea what happened to them.

Christians are singled out because they are presumed to oppose Bashir's government. Brad Phillips of the Persecution Project and Voice of the Martyrs, who entered the region in July in a privately chartered plane (one of the few outsiders to have gone there since the new offensive), attested to this development before an August 4 emergency hearing of the House Foreign Affairs Committee's Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights:

I spoke with Reverend Luka Bolis, an Episcopal priest and Western Regional Chairman of the Sudan Council of Churches, who escaped from Kadugli and told me that "The NCP [National Congress Party — Bashir's party] is targeting the church in this war." Rev. Luka received a call from some friends in Kadugli warning him not to return. They told him the SAF [Sudan Armed Forces] had a list of all church leaders and suspected SPLM [Sudan People's Liberation Movement] sympathizers.

Phillips also testified:

The daily bombings have terrorized the local population to the degree that normal cultivation is not taking place during this crucial planting season. The Nuba Mountains are isolated, cut off, and facing a humanitarian crisis within 60 days unless relief flights are allowed to recommence. And this will not happen while SAF MiGs and Antonov bombers and gunships patrol the skies. The NCP refuses to allow U.N. observers into the Nuba Mountains to document what is happening, which should not surprise anyone.

Indeed it should not. As Rep. Chris Smith (R., N.J.), who chaired the hearing, concluded: "Whatever the numbers involved, we can be sure that the suffering of the people in Southern Kordofan, especially the Nuba people, has been catastrophic."


Manhattanhenge: A biannual-urban-solar-phenomenon event in New York!

Posted: 11 Aug 2011 07:34 AM PDT

Manhattanhenge, is the term used to describe a biannual occurrence in New York City when the sun aligns with the east-west streets of Manhattan's main grid. Adopted in 1811 the famous street grid of Manhattan, the Commissioners' Plan, was the original design plan for the streets in which the grid plan is offset at 29.0 degrees from true east-west. Twice a year photographers gather to witness this urban solar phenomenon, when the sun sets perfectly between the skyscraper corridors and illuminates the north-south facades of the streets. Tripods and pedestrians filled the crosswalks this past Wednesday to catch a glimpse of this moment.

Click here to see the Manhattanhenge.



Kenyataan Wan Ahmad Bukti Sahih Beliau Talibarut UMNO

Posted: 11 Aug 2011 08:02 AM PDT

Naib Presiden PKR, Fuziah Salleh (gambar) menyifatkan kenyataan Timbalan Pengerusi Suruhan Pilihan Raya (SPR), Datuk Wira Wan Ahmad Wan Omar menunjukkan badan itu sebenarnya tidak bebas dan berat sebelah.

Beliau diminta mengulas kenyataan Wan Ahmad yang mendakwa Pakatan Rakyat mengulangi agenda politik kotor untuk menang PRU-13 melalui penyebaran fitnah dan pembohongan.

Kenyataan Wan Ahmad itu disiarkan Utusan Malaysia, sebuah akhbar milik Umno.

"Saya nak nasihatkan Wan Ahmad agar hentikanlah dari menjadi tali barut Umno dan bersifat berat sebelah," kata ahli parlimen Kuantan itu seperti dilaporkan Keadilan Daily.

"Dia (Wan Ahmad) kena ingat gaji yang dia dapat merupakan wang yang dibayar oleh rakyat. Jadi berkhidmatlah untuk rakyat dan bukannya untuk Perdana Menteri"

"Insaflah, lebih-lebih lagi bulan puasa ni. Jangan asyik memberikan kenyataan untuk memuaskan Umno dan menjadi agen mereka," kata Fuziah.

Menurut Fuziah, SPR masih berterusan menafikan kewujudan pengundi hantu seperti pengundi berusia lebih 100 tahun, isu pengundi berstatus Penduduk Tetap (PR), pengundi klon dan daftar nama salah yang didedahkan sebelum ini.

Katanya, penafian itu dilakukan bagi menutup kesalahan mereka, sebaliknya badan itu pula menuding jari kepada Pakatan Rakyat kononnya menyebarkan fitnah dengan mengada-adakan cerita.

"(Sudah tentu) mereka (SPR) boleh betulkan semula dalam sistem (daftar pemilih) kerana hanya mereka yang berkuasa ke atas Semak Daftar Pemilih SPR tersebut," kata Fuziah.

Sebelum ini, Pakatan mendedahkan pelbagai bukti kepincangan dalam daftar pemilih SPR, termasuk kewujudan pengundi yang berumur lebih 100 tahun.

Baru-baru ini media alternatif menimbulkan isu Mismah, seorang penduduk tetap yang didaftarkan sebagai pengundi dalam daftar pemilih SPR.

Dalam pada itu, Ketua Pembangkang, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim mendakwa 200,000 warga asing didaftarkan sebagai pengundi. Manakala kerajaan Pulau Pinang pula mengesan 30,000 pengundi baru dalam masa tiga bulan dalam daftar pemilih SPR.

SPR juga mencipta sejarah apabila mendaftarkan sebuah kampung yang diberi nama 'Kg Baru' sebagai pengundi, yang tidak ada dalam data Jabatan Pendaftaran Negara, sebelum membetulkan rekod itu beberapa jam kemudian.

Terbaru, beberapa pengundi dikesan memiliki dua nombor kad pengenalan yang berlainan dan mempunyai kelayakan mengundi di dua tempat berbeza sepertimana dalam daftar pemilih SPR.


SPR dakwa pembangkang ulangi agenda politik kotor menang PRU-13

KUALA LUMPUR, 11 Ogos — Pembangkang mengulangi "agenda politik kotor" untuk memenangi pilihan raya umum ke-13 melalui penyebaran fitnah dan pembohongan, dakwa Timbalan Pengerusi Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya (SPR) Datuk Wira Wan Ahmad Wan Omar.

Wan Ahmad (gambar) berkata sebelum pilihan raya umum ke-12, ada pihak yang menuduh SPR bersikap tidak adil dengan menyebar fitnah dan tohmahan memburukkan imej dan kewibawaan badan itu.

Malah kata beliau, selepas mereka menang 82 kerusi Dewan Rakyat mengalahkan BN di lima Dewan Undangan Negeri, mereka terkejut dengan kemenangan melalui proses pilihan raya yang mereka tuduh kotor dan tidak adil selama ini.

"Ini kerana sistem dan proses pilihan raya yang adil yang telah memberi kemenangan besar kepada parti-parti pembangkang di negara ini. Agenda politik 'kotor' melalui penyebaran fitnah dan pembohongan telah menunjukkan hasil. Maka agenda yang sama perlu diulangi untuk menghadapi PRU yang akan datang.

"PRU ke-13 akan menjelma. Taktik dan strategi semasa menghadapi PRU ke-12 dan beberapa pilihan raya kecil elepasnya akan berulang," kata beliau sambil menambah, SPR sekali lagi menjadi sasaran dan 'punching-bag' oleh pihak tertentu untuk meraih simpati rakyat dengan menggunakan isu pilihan raya tidak adil.

Wan Ahmad membangkitkan pandangan itu menerusi tulisan bahagian kedua, disiarkan oleh Utusan Malaysia hari ini.

Dakwa beliau, seperti yang berlaku sebelum pilihan raya umum ke-12 apabila parti politik tertentu menyertai demonstrasi jalanan menuntut pilihan raya adil, mereka telah berjaya menaikkan kemarahan rakyat dan hasil perbuatan itu memberi kemenangan besar kepada mereka.

"Pada 9 Julai 2011 mereka sekali lagi mempergunakan strategi yang sama iaitu menyertai demonstrasi jalanan menggunakan Bersih 2.0 menuntut pilihan raya adil dan berjaya mendapat liputan media antarabangsa," katanya.

Dalam tulisannya Wan Ahmad juga membidas terdapat parti-parti politik di negara ini yang ketandusan isu untuk memikat hati rakyat dalam menghadapi PRU akan datang.

Oleh itu kata beliau, cara lain yang digunakan adalah menyebar fitnah memburukkan kepimpinan SPR supaya rakyat benci dan simpati.

"SPR dijadikan 'kambing hitam' dalam memperjuangkan cita-cita mereka," kata beliau.

Katanya, parti-parti politik di mana jua akan melakukan apa sahaja untuk mencari kemenangan dalam pilihan raya, tetapi yang ketara berlaku di negara ini adalah perbuatan fitnah dan pembohongan yang menjadi perkara wajib dalam usaha mencari sokongan.

"Tidak cukup dengan kecaman terhadap parti lawan, SPR turut dijadikan sasaran kecaman dan fitnah. Mereka membuat kesimpulan atas sesuatu isu yang berbangkit semata-mata berasaskan andaian dan tuduhan yang tidak terbukti di mahkamah," kata Wan Ahmad lagi.

Beliau seterusnya menulis, melalui ceramah dan tulisan, tanpa rasa berdosa SPR dikecam semata-mata kerana buruk sangka terhadap agensi pengendali pilihan itu.

"Kebencian rakyat terhadap SPR dan pilihan raya diharapkan menjadi undi simpati yang memihak kepada mereka dalam pilihan raya akan datang," katanya lagi.

Sebagaimana semalam, Wan Ahmad juga mempertahankan bahawa sistem pilihan raya negara ini bebas dan adil.

"Rakyat perlu sedar bahawa di negara ini golongan yang menuduh pilihan raya tidak adil terdiri daripada mereka yang telah menang dalam pilihan raya.

"Mungkinkah mereka menang jika pilihan raya dijalankan secara tidak bebas dan tidak adil?, atau jika proses pengundian atau pengiraan undi tidak dilakukan dengan telus dan bersih?" katanya lagi.

Tegas beliau, parti-parti politik tidak perlu menganggap SPR sebagai musuh dengan menabur fitnah dan kecaman yang tidak dapat dibuktikan.

"Dalam pilihan raya demokratik yang penting adalah proses pemilihannya bebas, telus dan adil. Siapa yang layak boleh bertanding dan calon yang dipilih rakyat akan menang dalam pertandingan. Parti yang mendapat jumlah kerusi majoriti akan menubuh kerajaan," ujar beliau.

Katanya, permainan politik memerlukan kepintaran ahli-ahli dan parti-parti politik memainkan isu untuk mewujudkan persepsi bagi mempengaruhi pemikiran rakyat.

Malah kata beliau, di negara ini ada pihak-pihak yang pintar dalam bidang berkenaan dan "mereka mengaburi mata rakyat dengan menuduh pilihan raya tidak adil, tidak telus dan kotor. Pelbagai alasan diberi apabila mereka kalah."

"Mereka tidak dapat menerima kemenangan orang lain. SPR yang menjalankan pilihan raya secara adil dan saksama yang telah memberi kemenangan kepada mereka, turut menjadi sasaran kecaman dan fitnah," tulis beliau lagi. -TMI



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Penipu yang menuduh orang lain menipu. Pencuri yang berlari-lari kemudian menjerit-jerit "pencuri, pencuri" untuk menuduh orang lain mencuri supaya dia dapat selamatkan diri dari di kejar oleh orangramai yang sedang mengejar pencuri. Itulah analogi yang paling mudah untuk menceritakan situasi Wan Ahmad Wan Omar berkenaan.

Hujjah Wan Ahmad tersebut ternyata beliau berpihak kepada Barisa Nasional. Bukan lagi sebagai Timbalan pengerusi SPR.

Menuduh Pakatan Rakyat melakukan agenda politik kotor menang pilihanraya sedangkan rakyat sudah buktikan beratus-ratus kali agenda politik kotor SPR untuk memenaangkan Barisan Nasional.

Truth prevails. Anda sedang diawasi dan akan diadili tidak berapa lama lagi.


DIGP Khalid memang Otak Tak Centre, comparing Bersih to London riots?!

Posted: 11 Aug 2011 05:11 AM PDT

By Shannon Teoh
August 11, 2011

DIGP Khalid had said that the UK riots are evidence of the "nightmares" that can be prevented by avoiding street protests. — Reuters pic
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 11 — The federal opposition has ridiculed deputy police chief Datuk Seri Khalid Abu Bakar for using the London riots, where individuals have been attacked and stores looted, to argue that street protests should be avoided. Pakatan Rakyat (PR) lawmakers, who strongly backed the July 9 Bersih rally where police dispersed demonstrators with tear gas and water cannons, said that the deputy inspector general of police was comparing "apples not just to oranges, but to spaceships."
"The comparison beggars belief. Khalid should be reminded who is holding arms in London and who was doing the same in Kuala Lumpur," DAP publicity chief Tony Pua told The Malaysian Insider.
PAS's Shah Alam MP Khalid Samad, who needed stitches to the back of his head after being hit by a tear gas canister, also said the senior cop was forgetting that it was the police that had used force against the tens of thousands who poured into the capital last month.
"He is insulting our intelligence, as if we can't differentiate a peaceful demonstration and a riot," the PAS central committee member said.
DIGP Khalid had said on his Facebook page yesterday that the ongoing riots in London and other major cities in Britain are evidence of the "nightmares" that can be prevented by avoiding street protests.
The violence in Britain has appalled many Britons, who have been transfixed by images of rioters attacking individuals and raiding family-owned stores as well as targeting big business.

Pakatan Rakyat lawmakers said today that DIGP Khalid was comparing "apples not just to oranges, but to spaceships." — file pic
Community leaders said the violence in London, the worst for decades in the multi-ethnic capital of 7.8 million people, was rooted in growing disparities in wealth and opportunity. Many Londoners have been stunned by the looting in which gangs ransacked shops, carting off clothes, shoes and electronic goods, torched cars and defied the police.
But after the first three nights, London alone saw just 450 arrests, and arrests nationwide have just breached 1,000 after five days despite police launching a murder inquiry after three Muslim men were run over by a car in Birmingham.
In Malaysia, opposition leaders and human rights activists have accused police of using excessive force to clamp down on the Bersih march for free and fair elections, claiming that police fired tear gas directly at demonstrators, acts they termed "attempted murder."
The electoral reform movement had initially accepted the Najib administration's offer to move its street rally to a stadium but it was denied its choice of Stadium Merdeka.
The coalition of 62 NGOs took to the streets to march to the historic venue anyway, defying warnings of police action, which finally resulted in nearly 1,700 arrests, scores injured and one ex-soldier dead.
The London riots are said to have sparked off after last week's fatal shooting of Mark Duggan, said by some to have had his "head blown off" by a police sharpshooter despite not opening fire at officers.
Since then, violent clashes between groups of young people and the police have dominated the British domestic news. The clashes were soon followed by the looting of shops as well as the torching of vehicles and buildings, and lately a few attacks on civilians have also been reported.



Malaysia Tersenarai TOP TEN Negara Sekat Kebebasan Beragama

Posted: 11 Aug 2011 06:25 AM PDT

Malaysia buat kali pertamanya tersenarai antara 10 negara teratas dalam ranking dunia yang menyekat kebebasan agama yang berbeza.

Satu kajian yang dibuat oleh Pew's Forum on Religion and Public Life yang berpangkalan di Washington DC, Malaysia kini berada dalam kumpulan yang sama dengan Mesir, Iran, Arab Saudi, Uzbekistan, China, Maldives, Burma, Eritrea dan Indonesia.

Malah hasil kajian itu menunjukkan Malaysia antara negara kelima yang mempamerkan peningkatan ketara dalam tempoh tiga tahun dari tahun 2006.

Kajian yang dilakukan ke atas 198 negara itu mendapati, sekatan terhadap kepercayaan dan amalan agama telah meningkat pada pertengahan tahun 2006 hingga 2009 di 23 negara, termasuk Malaysia dan Mesir.

Kaji selidik itu dijalankan oleh felo kanannya Brian Grim dan para penyelidiknya yang meninjau data-data dan maklumat termasuk laporan Jabatan Negara Amerika Syarikat, Pertubuhan Bangsa-bangsa Bersatu, Majlis Kesatuan Eropah, dan beberapa kumpulan hak asasi.

Tujuan mereka adalah untuk melihat sejauh mana tolak ansur setiap negara berhubung agama yang berlainan.

Di Malaysia, beberapa kejadian, dikatakan faktor penyumbang kepada kedudukan yang tidak diingini itu.

Ini termasuk rampasan buku dan CD berkaitan agama Kristian seperti kes Jill Ireland di mahkamah dan pengharaman penggunaan kalimah Allah dalam penerbitan Kristian termasuk akhbar Herald.

Tindakan pihak berkuasa ke atas pengikut mazhab Wahabi dan Syiah serta penangkapan bekas mufti Perlis Dr Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin juga dipercayai mempengaruhi kajian itu.

Begitu juga dengan laporan dan aduan mengenai perobohan kuil-kuil Hindu, sehingga menyaksikan pembentukan Hindraf dan demonstrasi besar-besaran pada 2007 yang sebelum ini belum pernah terjadi di Malaysia. -tvsnews



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Plug the Evaporation of Our Money

Posted: 11 Aug 2011 04:53 AM PDT

Five years ago, when Najib was the DPM, he said Malaysians should change their lifestyle and adapt to the inevitable fuel price increase. He remarked that Malaysians should be more prudent in their spending and ensuring no wastage. Five years down the road, we still read about excesses while coping with subsidy cuts, increased prices of goods and services coupled with the shrinking ringgit while we lament our almost weightless wallets.


According to a recent  FMT report, Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak's household electricity bill was RM160,000 and water bill RM66,000 a month. This is not as shocking as other items of expenditure.

In December '08, Malaysiakini revealed that in a written parliamentary reply to DAP MP Liew Chin Tong, Abdullah had revealed that the government forks out RM6 million a year for rental and maintenance works for his official residence, Seri Perdana.

According to the reply, RM4.15 million is paid as rental to Putrajaya Holdings – the master developer of the federal administrative capital – while the remaining RM1,896,616 is for maintenance works. The government also pays RM3.4 million (RM2,273,888 for rental and RM1,129,992 for maintenance) for Seri Setia, the deputy premier's official residence. In total, this works out to about RM26,000 per day for both residences.

In April this year, The Malaysian Insider reported  that according to Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz, upkeep for the official residences of the prime minister, deputy prime minister and ministers in the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) cost RM3.4 million last year. The government spent RM1.76 million running Seri Perdana, the prime minister's sprawling residence in Putrajaya, and another RM1.59 million to maintain the deputy prime minister's Sri Satria residence.

PM Najib said on April 1 that the recent surge in the cost of living may force the government to slow subsidy cuts, and that while the government was committed to reducing the nation's deficit, "we don't want rising prices in Malaysia to be a major burden for the people." Walk the talk!! Although he has already announced the government's willingness to fork out RM4 billion more in addition to the RM10 billion allocated for subsidies this year, do not rejoice yet.

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A month later, Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has not come outright and said it but all indications are that there will be price hikes on essential items. He said that the subsidy burden is expected to double this year from RM10.32 billion to RM20.58 billion. He said that hefty subsidy costs is taking a toll on the government and that it could not bear the costs. This could be an indication that the government is preparing the public for more cuts.

Today, The Malaysian Insider reported that in a bid to reduce its energy bills, Putrajaya order all government buildings today to set its air-conditioner temperature to no lower than 24°C and will order the private sector to follow suit by 2013.

Since last Monday, some RM91 billion has been slashed from the stock market and things are expected to turn for the worst.

As such, instead of coming up with such laughable suggestions about controlling the temperature of government buildings to to slash energy bills, the government should:

  • scrap the controversial National Service before asking the public to accept subsidy cuts. The National Service programme is estimated to costRM560 million this year while the Students Integration Programme for Solidarity (RIMUP) was only allocated RM2.4 million. Isn't that quite ridiculous?
  • rein in unnecessary spending such as the Curi-curi Wang Malaysia RM 1.8 million Facebook pages to free up funds to maintain subsidies that are crucial to softening the impact of rising prices.
  • avoid spending on grandeur projects which despite costing an arm and a foot, offer no real benefits to the rakyat. A good example is the Warisan Merdeka which will cost RM5 billion. Read this.
  • tell the people how our lawmakers are cutting costs. The PM should give us at least a dozen ways as to how HE is going to reduce expenditure instead of telling us to righten our belts. Don't his advisers have a tight rein over public expenditure?
  • For instance, why can't the Putrajaya lead the way and stop using air-conditioners and start using fans? That should really cut down a lot in the electricity bills than that of many government buildings combined. If you have been to Putrajaya, you can see that very few staff occupy each floor where the air-conditioning is running at probably below 24 degrees Celsius. All it takes is for them to open the windows, enjoy the sunshine and cool fresh air of the vicinity. This cannot happen in the cities which is filled with smog!
  • work seriously to ensure that the leakages and wastages are plugged first and then only withdraw subsidies
  • eradicate corruption and cronyism to give all a fair playing field. Otherwise, some could be tempted to look elsewhere for other sources of income
  • stop bailing out ailing projects/companies
  • bite the bullet and put the rakyat first above all else.
  • stop the 'evaporation' of our money!!! Prevent costs from ballooning. Put a cap to such adjustments once and for all instead of letting costs increase virally!
To date, they expect us to follow what they say and not what they do. Obviously, leadership is NOT by example. And are we satisfied with that? Are we convinced they have the will to put US first?

Clearly, CHANGE is an IMPERATIVE for this country and that can only happen with a massive swing in the right direction. You can make that happen!


Hindraf lawsuit to correct historical and recent wrongs Written by Dr Lim Teck Ghee Thursday, 11 August 2011 08:58

Posted: 11 Aug 2011 03:05 AM PDT

hindraf-hamA UK-based solicitor and lawyer – appointed by Hindraf Makkal Sakthi – is scheduled to meet with members of the Malaysian public this Sunday (Aug 14).

His fact-finding mission is to help him better understand the situation on the ground and interview those participating in the Hindraf class action suit. This lawsuit against the British government seeks to correct historical injustices inflicted on Indians who were brought to the peninsula by the white colonialists.

The Hindraf move is almost certain to court a fresh storm of controversy and criticism from Umno, the party that will be most embarrassed when full details of the Indian marginalization emerge. The extent to which the local Indian community, particularly Hindus of Tamil stock, is excluded from the nation's progress and wellbeing can only reflect badly on the Malaysian government.

Due to the stony deaf ears at home, Hindraf has had no choice but to petition abroad for redress, as outlandish as the amount of relief sought might sound. The case being heard in England will enable it coverage from the international press. The deliberate neglect of a minority that perceives itself as oppressed by a government acting in bad faith will soon be laid bare to the world.

Umno's extremist supporters such as Perkasa and Utusan Malaysia persist in denying allegations of discrimination against Indians although the plight of the community's underclass is evident to all. Just look at who are the homeless people who sleep along five-footways in the derelict parts of town.

More thoughtful Malaysians, however, are aware that the Indian community has come down, and continued falling a long way, in their socio-economic development and life prospects.

Accusing the Indian-based organization Hindraf of disloyalty and worse is merely closing the stable door after the horse has bolted.

During the past 50 years since Independence, only a small minority of Indians have benefitted from the political and economic largesse handed out by the government. The majority have seen little or no improvement despite the fact that the much of the economic prosperity and development of the country was built, almost literally, on their back and their hard labour.

Disclosure of the exact socio-economic status of the community is hampered by a system in which there is a lack of transparency in the collection and release of data that may relate to the plight of non-Malays – the apparent fudging excused on grounds of ethnic sensitivity but more likely due to other politically driven manipulation and agenda.

Although difficult to come by, all available data clearly point to the fact that the relative performance of the Indian community has deteriorated across a wide range of socio-economic indicators. The decline has been especially steep over the last four decades after 1970 with the commencement of the NEP.

Indian impoverishment can be traced to two major developments.

One is the displacement (and also the lack of replacement) of Indians in the civil service. In 1966, one third of all Indian workers were employed in government or quasi-government jobs. In 2006, only 2.8 percent of Malaysian Indians employed were still to be found working in the public sector.

The other development has been the displacement of Indian rural workers by the massive unchecked and officially sanctioned influx of over three million foreign workers, and the absence of any compensatory programmes, including access to state and federal land and rural development schemes.

The predominantly Muslim foreign workforce, largely from Indonesia, the Southern Philippines and Bangladesh, has displaced Indians from their traditional habitats and livelihoods so that Indians now form an urban and semi-rural underclass. The slums in which they live today are largely ignored by the government and racked by social and family breakdown and disorder.

Of course, ethnicity is not the only variable in determining access to social services, education, health benefits, land and other forms of development assistance provided by the government in Malaysia.

Politics, class, region, family background and other variables also come into play. But for many poor and lower middle-class Indians – especially those from the younger generation – the fact that they are not bumiputera or Muslim mark them out for special discrimination and marginalisation. Some will make it and escape poverty but the majority will remain severely disadvantaged unless there is a dramatic reversal in state policy.

Malaysians must raise their voices and oppose the state planned policy of exclusion and its unabashed execution by the authorities, all the way from national down to district level even if what amounts to a one-party state system has successfully managed to steamroll it through.

When the Hindraf class action suit is heard in London, then the morally repugnant practice of pushing the weakest segments of society to the brink will be made better known to all.

If we are to survive well as a nation and society, the government – and this includes the state governments presently controlled by the opposition – must not only pay attention to the needs of the politically dominant majority.

Those holding the reins of power (from whichever party) should ensure justice and fairness in the way they treat the minorities, especially the smaller non-Muslim minorities that lag behind the Malays ahttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifnd Chinese, and are lacking in political and economic clout.

How the government responds to the admirable campaign for inclusion, justice and equality for poor Indians will demonstrate to Malaysians whether 1Malaysia is all talk without any walk or whether the government may have finally found the political will and moral fibre to right this long-standing historical wrong.

Kuala Lumpur, 11 August 2011

Dr Lim Teck Ghee is Director, Centre for Policy Initiatives


And That Has Made All the Difference

Posted: 11 Aug 2011 01:30 AM PDT

One of the things that fascinate me about genealogy is the fact that so much of who I am is the result of both happenstance and the decisions of my ancestors. Well, duh, right? okay, it may sound obvious or unremarkable at first, but think about it: Your 'prehistory' is full of events and decisions, some major, some tiny, that went a certain way and led to…you. Even the moment of your conception could have gone a million different ways. Then there were the decisions, big and small, that culminated in that moment. You may know about some of them. Now go back further, beyond your parents, to events and decisions in the lives of their parents, and further still to your grandparents' parents. The further back you go, the more events and decisions there were, most of which you will probably never know about. And every single one of them had to happen just that way, at just that time, or you wouldn't be you.

I've thought about stuff like this for as long as I've been interested in genealogy, over 20 years now. But what prompted me to write about it now was the story of one particular branch of my family tree: the MacKenzies.

Neil MacKenzie, my great-great-great-great-grandfather, was born in Scotland around the year 1764. He and his wife and three children left Scotland in the early years of the 19th century, most likely because of the Highland Clearances, and settled in Pictou, Nova Scotia. While living there, Neil became a follower of a fiery preacher from Assynt (I believe Neil MacKenzie may have also been from there) named Norman McLeod, who was no stranger to controversy in Scotland and would court it eagerly in Nova Scotia as well:

But a person who at this time made more disturbance and excitement was Norman McLeod, who arrived in Pictou about the year 1818. He was not only not connected with any religious body, but denounced them all, even going so far as to say there was not a minister of Christ in the whole establishment. Those who have heard him at this time, describe his preaching as consisting of torrents of abuse against all religious bodies, and even against individuals, the like of which they had never heard, and which were perfectly indescribable. He had never been licensed or ordained, but regarded himself as under higher influences than the ministers of any church. "I am so full of the Holy Ghost, that my coat will not button on me," he said once in a sermon, as he made the attempt to bring the two sides together in front.

In 1820, McLeod received an invitation to move to Ohio; his loyal followers, who later became known as Normanites, built a ship (which McLeod's critics in Pictou dubbed 'the Ark') and left with him. The plan was to sail down along the Atlantic coastline and then up the Mississippi to Ohio. I've read two versions of what happened next. One says that the Ark, on its maiden voyage and stuffed full of Normanites, ran into a storm and got blown off course, then found a safe harbour which turned out to be St. Ann's on Cape Breton Island. The other version, which is more plausible, says that when the Ark had been completed, some of the men took her on sea trials and stopped near St. Ann's to do some fishing, then went back for their families later. Either way, that part of Cape Breton reminded them of Scotland, and they decided to stay. Neil MacKenzie, his wife, and their three adult children were among those first settlers. They settled just north of St. Ann's in what is now called North River Bridge.

Life in St. Ann's was fine at first. The community flourished, with McLeod as their minister, schoolteacher (most classes were taught in Gaelic), and magistrate — essentially their leader in every way. Despite their initial success at building a thriving community, though, the pioneers' life eventually became almost unbearable. The winters grew harsher, sea-ice clogged the harbour, and a potato blight brought the community to the brink of starvation. Then McLeod got a letter that changed everything:

It was when the famine was at its worst that Norman received a letter from his son Donald who had run away with a family ship and cargo seven years previously and been unheard of since. He had ended up in Australia as the editor of a paper and wrote his father urging him to move to this land of promise and wondrous climes. This chance letter awakened the pilgrimage spirit in Norman once again, but his age was a barrier - nearing 70, and his wife Mary over 60 was in poor health. However, after prayer and reflection, the spirit prevailed and he wrote: "Tho' the distance is long indeed, the direct course is over the mildest ocean in the world."

He urged his followers to join him. Donald's letter passed from hand to hand, families debated long and hard and worried. It was not only about their family - they were taking part in the breakup of the unity of the community - their home for thirty years. There is little question that, if their leader had not been determined to move, the stubborn Gaels of St. Ann's would have stayed and somehow survived. But, Norman was the shepherd and they were the flock and the decision was made that would eventually lead to the virtual depopulation of a substantial part of Cape Breton.

McLeod's followers built a ship (which he had to sell his farm to complete) and 140 of them sailed with him to Australia, followed several months later by 136 more on a second ship. Unfortunately, Australia turned out to be a less-than-suitable home for McLeod and his flock, not least because that side of the country was experiencing a gold rush and all the debauchery that went along with it. So McLeod sent a letter to the Governor of New Zealand, got an invitation to settle there, and the Normanites set sail again. They settled in Waipu, north of Auckland, and were later joined by hundreds more who sailed from Nova Scotia to New Zealand on four ships. This would be the last great migration for the Normanites, who settled permanently in Waipu, and for their leader, who died there in 1866. Though the people there no longer follow McLeod's strict ways, and Gaelic is no longer the language of daily discourse (in fact, I'm not sure there are any Gaels left there at all), Waipu still celebrates its Highland heritage; there's even a museum dedicated to McLeod and the Scottish settlers who followed him.

As for St. Ann's, while Gaelic is no longer the language of daily discourse there, either, it was just that for many years after McLeod and his followers left. In 1938, another Presbyterian minister, the Reverend A.W.R. MacKenzie (no relation to my MacKenzies, as far as I know), opened a Gaelic school in a log cabin on McLeod's old farm. That school, the Gaelic College, is still there and remains "devoted to the study and preservation of the Gaelic language, arts and culture."

But what about my MacKenzies? At the time of the Normanites' migration, my ancestor Neil MacKenzie had probably already passed away. His son Angus (my great-great-great-grandfather), who had been born in Scotland, would have been around 50 years old. He and his wife Janet (who was a MacLeod, probably a daughter of one of several MacLeods who had followed Norman McLeod to Cape Breton) had several children, including my great-great-grandfather, Hector MacKenzie, who was around 20 years old and not yet married. Angus, Janet, and most (if not all) of their children stayed behind when the Normanites left.

There were MacKenzies (and MacLeods) among the Waipu settlers, so it's possible close relatives of my ancestors joined McLeod. So why did Angus and Janet and their children stay when so many of their neighbours and relatives were leaving for greener pastures? Why didn't they follow the man who was their leader in pretty much all respects? It's impossible to know for sure, because the further back you go in your family tree, the more you have to rely on official records as opposed to family stories. But if I were to guess, I'd say the MacKenzies' reason for staying behind was that they thought the Reverend Norman McLeod was too extreme in his ways:

Ruling in an autocratic fashion, McLeod led and exhorted his followers towards moral perfection. As the minister he could scold a person from the pulpit on Sunday for drunkenness; as a magistrate he could fine him on Monday. He even criticized his wife's bonnet during a Sunday sermon and quickly castigated anyone he suspected of moral laxity. On one occasion in his judicial capacity he ordered the tip of a boy's ear removed in punishment for a suspected crime. Some of his congregation eventually withdrew because of his autocratic manner. Not even the Presbyterian clergy in other parts of Cape Breton were spared from his censure and criticism. His preaching was described as "torrents of abuse against all religious bodies and individuals"[.]

Their decision could very well have been based on simple logistics, or maybe they just chickened out, or maybe not everyone thought Cape Breton was hopeless. There are a few possibilities, but I like to think the MacKenzies' decision to stay in Cape Breton was based at least partly on a rejection of religious extremism. Whatever their reasons, they stayed in North River/St. Ann's, and Angus died there in 1872. Hector, meanwhile, married Isabella MacRae in 1868 and they had several children, including two sets of twins. During the 1880s they moved to Sydney (Nova Scotia, not Australia), where Hector worked as a carpenter. Their son Hec (my great-great uncle) was a member of the original Sydney Millionaires hockey team, which almost won the Stanley Cup in 1913. Their daughter Christina was my great-grandmother. She married Robert Davison, an electrician who worked at the steel plant, and they had several children, at least four of whom died very young. Among those who made it to adulthood was Muriel, my grandmother, who married Frank MacVay in 1934. There's more, leading all the way down to me and my kids; none of it would have happened if the MacKenzies had decided to leave Cape Breton. I'm glad they stayed.


Pengerusi, Setiausaha SPR Perlu Letak Jawatan

Posted: 11 Aug 2011 04:06 AM PDT

Pengerusi, Timbalan dan Setiausaha Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya (SPR) digesa meletakkan jawatan sekiranya masih tidak dapat menyelesaikan isu daftar pemilih yang tercemar.

Ketua Angkatan Muda KEADILAN, Shamsul Iskandar Mohd Akin berkata demikian mengulas isu pengundi hantu samada yang melebihi umur 100 tahun, penduduk tetap yang mendapat status warganegara dan kewujudan pengundi klon yang mempunyai dua hak mengundi.

Menurutnya, kenyataan SPR bahawa isu-isu tersebut merupakan kesilapan teknikal dan menyalahkan agensi lain seperti Jabatan Pendaftaran Negara (JPN), merupakan jawapan dangkal.

"Jawapan yang diberikan pengerusi SPR, Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Yusof adalah jawapan dangkal, sepatutnya beliau mesti bertanggungjawab bagaimana boleh adanya pengundi yang tidak sah.

"Selagi pengerusi SPR tidak boleh jawab isu pengundi berumur 100 tahun, isu Mismah, pengundi bernama Kg Baru dan pengundi klon ini, Pengerusi, timbalan dan setiausaha SPR digesa berundur," kata Shamsul ketika dihubungi Keadilan Daily.com.

Beliau mengambil contoh isu Kg Baru baru-baru ini yang didaftarkan sebagai pengundi, sekaligus menunjukkan kelemahan yang dilakukan petugas SPR.

"Bagaimana nama kampung boleh didaftar sebagai pengundi, di sini saya lihat pihak SPR tergesa-gesa mendaftar pengundi.

"Proses untuk jadi pengundi perlu melalui proses yang dikhaskan, jika dibuat dengan betul dan teliti tidak munasabah boleh berlaku perkara itu. Takkan pekerja dan petugas SPR tiada pendidikan, boleh jadi nama kampung sebagai pengundi," katanya.

KEADILAN sebelum ini mendedahkan terdapatnya 1,607 pengundi berusia lebih 100 tahun yang berdaftar di Perak dengan pengundi paling tua di negeri itu berusia 132 tahun dan terdapat 160 pengundi yang berumur lebih 110 tahun.

Baru-baru ini, media alternatif mendedahkan penduduk tetap (PR) yang didaftarkan dalam daftar pemilih SPR, bernama Mismah yang memegang kad MyPR bernombor 640704715238. Bagaimanapun, SPR menukar status tersebut kepada warganegara kira-kira empat jam selepas isu itu dihebohkan.

Selain itu, SPR turut mencipta sejarah apabila mendaftar sebuah 'kampung' bernama Kg Baru sebagai pengundi.

Manakala terbaru, beberapa nama pengundi yang diklonkan dikesan berada dalam daftar pemilih SPR dan memiliki dua hak untuk mengundi di dua kawasan parlimen berbeza.

Setakat ini, sekurang-kurangnya 7 nama tersebut dikesan didaftar di Parlimen Titiwangsa dan Setiawangsa, Taiping dan Bukit Gantang, Perak dan Hulu Terengganu, Terengganu.

Namun carian terbaru mendapati enam nama yang bertindih tersebut dibuang, manakala satu lagi masih kekal dalam daftar SPR. -KD

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Mereka jangan harap dapat melepaskan diri dari "dosa" yang dilakukan selama ini. Sepertimana yang GB katakan sebelum ini, bila PR memerintah nanti, mereka diantara yang akan diburu sampai ke lubang cacing!


Kasut Raya Miki

Posted: 11 Aug 2011 12:07 AM PDT

When Miki was just a little cekodok in my tummy, I saw a family potrait of Sultan Brunei and his baby (maybe around 7months old at that time) was wearing a Ralph Lauren baby booties that was too super duper cute!

I wasn't even aware that Ralph Lauren makes babywear at that time and boy wasn't I super duper berkenan!

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So i searched for it in KL and somehow RL boutiques only carry apparels for adults but not kids. I was very sad so i bought him this smaller than a matchbox sized Adidas. Cute it was and so I forgot the Prince's booties.

Last year I was shopping for nonsense when I saw RL shoes for kids in Parkson. PARKSON OKKK!!! Susah payah aku cari selama ni, bila kaki anak aku dah sebesar ikan keli afrika kat dalam lombong baru ada jual kat Parkson??? Hampehh tul..

At that time Miki already had a couple of Adidas and Nike so oleh sebab aku ni waras aku pun tak belilah.. Sekarang ni dah nak raya, aku teringat la pasal kasut yg kiut itu dan pergi la cari nak beli…

And now I can't get any in his size!!! stress!! He wears size ten and the shoes that I like is either too big or too small… Geramnyaaa!!

I have been to KLCC, Subang Parade etc last place to go to is Pavillion. Haven't got a chance to go there puasa-puasa ni..

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These are some of the shoes that I really like but not available in Miki's size. Sapa2 jumpa size 10 tolong beli ok?! Hehe

I am typing this on my phone at the airport. I am going to Sabah to attend a meeting and will be back on Saturday morning. Entah apa la laki aku nak makan ni nanti.. Haishhh

Selamat berpuasa everyone!


Pasangan Kekasih Yang Malang, Perempuannya Dirogol, Lelakinya Pula Dipukul

Posted: 11 Aug 2011 01:18 AM PDT

Pasangan kekasih malang

REMBAU – Perselisihan faham antara sepasang kekasih berakhir dengan tragedi apabila teman wanitanya dirogol, manakala teman lelakinya pula dibelasah sekumpulan lelaki dalam kejadian di sebuah ladang kelapa sawit berhampiran Chembong, dekat sini, 6 Ogos lalu.

Sinar Harian difahamkan dalam kejadian kira-kira jam 8.30 malam itu, sepasang kekasih berkenaan yang menaiki sebuah motosikal ketika itu dalam perjalanan dari Kota sebelum memberhentikan kenderaan berdekatan lokasi kejadian. Gambar fail

Ketua Polis Daerah Rembau, Deputi Superintendan Mizan Md Dom berkata, dipercayai ketika pasangan berkenaan bertengkar, mereka didatangi sekumpulan lelaki seramai kira-kira empat ke lima orang berusia lingkungan 17 tahun hingga awal 20-an.

"Dipercayai teman wanita atau mangsa wanita mengenali salah seorang daripada kumpulan berkenaan. Bagaimanapun, tanpa diduga salah seorang dari kumpulan berkenaan menarik tangan mangsa wanita dan membawanya ke dalam ladang berdekatan, lalu merogol mangsa.

"Teman lelakinya yang ketika itu cuba menyelamatkan mangsa tidak berjaya kerana dibelasah oleh kumpulan lelaki berkenaan," katanya kepada Sinar Harian, di sini semalam.

Difahamkan, pasangan berkenaan juga dipercayai disamun apabila dompet milik salah seorang mangsa hilang termasuk wang tunai berjumlah RM20 turut dikebas kumpulan berkenaan.

Mizan berkata, mangsa wanita akhirnya berjaya melarikan diri dan meminta bantuan di sebuah rumah berhampiran ladang berkenaan.

"Mangsa dibawa ke balai polis berhampiran untuk membuat laporan polis. Pihak polis kini sedang mempergiatkan lagi gerakan memburu suspek utama yang dipercayai melarikan diri.

"Bagaimanapun, tiga individu telah ditahan bagi membantu siasatan. Kes ini akan disiasat mengikut seksyen 376 dan 394 Kanun Keseksaan atas kesalahan merogol dan samun," katanya. -SH

Ulasan GB

mereka didatangi sekumpulan lelaki seramai kira-kira empat ke lima orang berusia lingkungan 17 tahun hingga awal 20-an

muda-muda lagi tu dah jadi samseng & perogol...


Kes Norza bukti SPRM diperkuda

Posted: 11 Aug 2011 12:41 AM PDT

Semalam dilaporkan 9 saksi kes Norza bebas tuduhan keterangan palsu. klik sini untuk baca lanjut mengenai saksi kes Norza bebas tuduhan.

Datuk Mohamad Norza Zakaria merupakan bekas Ahli Majlis Tertinggi (MT) UMNO dan bekas ketua Pemuda UMNO Wilayah Persekutuan.

Pada pemilihan Umno 2009, dia telah terpalit dengan tuduhan rasuah 'politik wang'. Kes beliau menjadi menarik apabila dikatakan saksi yang terlibat dengan kesnya didera oleh SPRM untuk mendapatkan pengakuan 'rekaan' kerana ingin mensabitkan Norza dengan tuduhan rasuah. klik ini untuk membaca lanjut mengenai kes SPRM pukul saksi politik wang Umno untuk dapat kenyataan.

Namun akhirnya Norza dibebaskan dimahkamah kononya kerana saksi - saksi yang dibawa oleh SPRM telah 'belot'. Kemudian saksi - saksi tersebut juga telah didakwa kerana memberikan kenyataan palsu. Namun semalam kesemua saksi tersebut telah dibebaskan di mahkamah dari tuduhan memberikan kenyataan palsu.

Dengan ini ternyata Norza tidak bersalah dan lebih penting lagi membuktikan 'tuduhan' che'GuBard sebelum ini bahawa SPRM boleh sahaja diperkudakan untuk tujuan tertentu. SPRM nampaknya bukan sahaja untuk menyerang musuh politik Bn iaitu individu dalam PR tetapi ia juga kini terbukti dipergunakan oleh kelompok tertentu dalam regim untuk membunuh teman mereka dalam regim.

Kini seharusnya SPRM dimasukkan ke kandang tertuduh. Bagaimana dengan tuduhan saksi dipukul. Ini mengingatkan kita dengan arwar Saibani dan mendiang Teo Beng Hock, menguatkan tuduhan bahawa mereka ini dibunuh dalam siasatan.

Rujuk kenyataan media che'GuBard pada 30 Januari 2009 yang mempertegaskan mengenai bagaimana SPRM diperkudakan untuk membunuh musuh politik, klik sini.

dan sekali lagi dalam posting di blog che'GuBard tarikh Mac 13, 2009 mula ditulis mengenai betapa kes Norza ini merupakan agenda menggunakan SPRM sebagai alat membunuh karier politik, klik sini untuk membaca.

Baca juga posting bertarikh Mac 17, 2009 bertajuk Pembersihan kem Abdullah 1 (klik) dan Pembersihan kem Abdullah 2 (klik) yang menjelaskan bagaimana sebenarnya siasatan SPRM diperguna untuk melakukan pembersihan Kem Abdullah.

Cuma persoalanya kenapa Norza kena sehingga tahap itu ? Jawapanya harus difikirkan oleh ramai orang Umno. Adakah yang lain bebas guna wang ? Dalam kempen Umno wang menjadi wajib namun yang membezakan kena atau tidak ialah siapa diri itu. Norza bukan menantu keluarga elit atau sepupu atau kelompok rapat sesiapa, Norza cuma seorang anak Cikgu pencen yang terlalu cepat membina nama. Dia tidak ada saudara mara atau kenalan keluarga yang punya legasi politik. Mungkin satu peringkat dia percaya dia sudah memasuki kelompok elit politik tetapi baru dia tahu langit tinggi rendah bila dia jadi kambing hitam untuk bunuh kem Abdullah. Politik Umno sudah dikuasai elit kelompok politik atau keluarga tertentu maka ingat - ingatlah kepada mereka orang - orang biasa seperti Norza anda pun mungkin berpotensi jadi sepertinya.


The real lesson from the Jais-Damansara Utama Methodist Church controversy

Posted: 10 Aug 2011 11:08 PM PDT

August 11, 2011
AUG 11 — The recent controversy over the Selangor Islamic Religious Department (Jais) raid on the Damansara Utama Methodist Church (DUMC) reminded me of a visit I made to a shelter for Muslim HIV patients in Subang Jaya a few years back.
One of the members of my PKR division was active in a mosque in that area. She introduced me to the shelter, which was being run by the local Muslim community.
Such institutions are important for, as we all know, the stigma against people living with HIV and AIDS is still rampant in our society and hence many of them have a tough time re-integrating with their families and communities upon leaving hospital.
The fact is some Muslim HIV and AIDS patients who are so ostracised are given a lifeline by the charitable works run by the Christian churches. This of course doesn't reflect well on Malaysia's Islamic religious authorities who are supposed to be looking out for the welfare of all Muslims with their hundreds of millions of ringgit of resources.
In Islam, it's considered a very sad, pitiful thing for a Muslim to die cut off or isolated from his or her fellow believers. I'm sure this is the case with any other faith. So whenever churches engage in charitable work that involves Muslims, their kindness is viewed with suspicion.
Interestingly enough, the church involved in this episode was conscious of this fact, and so worked with the Muslims to repatriate any Muslim HIV patient they had back to the care of their community. Unfortunately, some of their friends and family refused to have anything to do with them, and so there was no other option but for them to remain under the care of the church.
From an Islamic perspective, the blame for a Muslim dying outside the faith community should rest not only on the individual but on his or her community who did not come to their aid during their hour of need as well. Muslims have duties that are obligatory for them individually (fardu ain) and duties that are obligatory for them collectively (fardu kifayyah). This is clearly the latter, where if no one in society takes up this duty the entire society is to be blamed.
Yes, these people may have intentionally cut themselves off from their kith and kin. Yes, some of them might have been involved in drugs or illicit sex (although it's a conveniently ignored fact that many HIV infections in Malaysia are from partners, parents or through blood transfusions). But that does not mean that they deserve to not be treated with dignity, as human beings or to die outside Islam.
Islam's emphasis is always on the mercy of God. Whatever someone's past may be, his or her salvation ultimately lies in repentance and through God's mercy and forgiveness.
By starting their own shelter, the group of Muslims from Subang Jaya fulfilled their fardu kifayyah and deserve credit for this.
When I visited the shelter to present a small donation to them, I was amazed at the good work they had done. They had converted a terrace house into a discreet shelter that can accommodate about 12-15 patients at one time. They were probably flouting planning laws as the shelter was in a residential area. Furthermore, running such a place isn't cheap and they had to sustain their efforts through massive, constant fundraising efforts. But at least they were doing something.
During my visit, I realised that the shelter was teeming with other visitors. There were not only officers from the Prison Department and hospital (many of the shelter's inmates are handed over from prisons and hospitals) but also the church leader mentioned above, who was transferring his Muslims charges to the shelter.
Compared to those who write sensational articles about conspiracies against Islam or complain about why Christians are engaged in charitable works among Muslims, these were exemplary Muslims who chose the path of action instead of just empty talk.
I asked them if they had approached the religious authorities to get funding. They told me they had, but were informed that the religious authorities had their own plans instead and so did not receive a single sen. One wonders why this noble project was not given support from the get-go, especially since the "official" HIV shelter was still in the "planning stage"?
I therefore share the view that we should be questioning how the zakat money is being spent in Malaysia. In spite of the hundreds of millions of ringgit collected for zakat and similar levels of state government grants for Islam, many deserving Muslims are unable to get assistance due to outdated policies and bureaucratic inertia. With the huge resources at our disposal, this is simply wrong.
The zakat money can certainly be better managed. For instance, I was privately shocked at being given a souvenir after attending an event to present zakat to the poor! Although one must assume in good faith that the money for the gift wasn't taken out of the zakat, it was still sending the wrong message. VIPs are given too many "souvenirs" that we don't really need — it's a nice gesture but at the end of the day the money could have been put to better use.
This reminds me of a story involving my great-grandfather, Haji Wan Musa Abdul Samad, who was the mufti of Kelantan from 1908 to 1916. When the Sultan and the authorities wanted to build a concrete version of Masjid Muhammadi (Kelantan's state mosque) to replace the previous wooden structure, he resigned in protest as he believed that the zakat fitrah (which is paid by Muslims at the end of Ramadan) — which they wanted to use to fund the new mosque — must be only given to the poor and not used for development.
My point is that the Umno-owned newspapers are missing the point by trying to pin the blame on the Christians (for engaging in charitable works among Muslims) and poor Muslims (for being recipients of the charity). Malaysian Muslims should rather be asking why some of our fellow ummah are falling through the cracks despite the many resources at our disposal to help them.
Recently, a constituent of mine told me the story of the blind Jewish beggar. At the market, the beggar would curse Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. as a lunatic or a sorcerer. When the Prophet learned about this, he decided not to get angry but instead would visit the beggar every day to feed him without saying a word. The beggar would eat contentedly without realising that it was the same person he was cursing every day who was feeding him.
When the Prophet passed away, Caliph Abu Bakar as-Siddiq took over the responsibility. But when Abu Bakar first fed the beggar, the beggar became angry and shouted that this was not the same man who used to feed him all this while.
Abu Bakar immediately cried and revealed to the beggar that the person who has been feeding him all this while was the Prophet himself. The beggar could not believe it, remembering how cruel he was to the man who showed him only kindness.
Is our response reflective of the Prophet's exemplary personality?
We should be concentrating on helping poor Muslims (and non-Muslims), rather than intimidating religious or ethnic minorities.
* The views expressed here are the personal opinion of the columnist.



LYCs with late U Thaung Htut and U Ba Thaw

Posted: 10 Aug 2011 10:54 PM PDT

‎1968 LYCs from SHS 9 Mandalay with Headmaster U Ba Thaw. Than Win 9th std, Ko Ko Gyi 10th std. Headmaster U Ba Thaw was also a very kind hearted and good person. After retirement, before we joined IMM (I forgot the exact timing), he was very ill with Haematemesis, we went to see him at his house. He was a Burmese Muslim.

U Thaung Htut, 1968 Ngapali LYC camp commander. He was a former Rector of Institute of Education and retired Deputy Minister of Education passed away on 8.8.11. at the age of 84. May God bless him. I liked him. He was never arrogant. Never abuse power on us. Soft spoken and kind hearted.

Source: Dr Than Win's LYC FB posting.



Mana laporan KPI Menteri Kabinet ? Adakah laporan Idris Jala menipu ? najib lemah Zahir dan bathin ?

Posted: 10 Aug 2011 10:31 PM PDT

Sebaik sahaja suami Rosmah Mansor naik menjadi PM rakyat dijanjikan kelainan selain kelainan slogran negara bertukar lain dari Islam Hadhari ditukar kepada 1Malaysia, Malaysia dijanjikan transformasi yang katanya lebih hebat dari Reformasi.

Maka rakyat diperkenalkan dengan perbagai singkatan seperti KPI, NKRA dan seumpamanya. Masih kita tidak lupa bagaimana Najib dengan gah mengatakan semua Menteri Kabinetnya pun tertakluk kepada KPI siapa yang gagal akan berpotensi disingkir. Pada ketika itu semua lihat Najib akan mewarisi ketokohan ayahnya Abdul Razak yang tegas dan berjaya memacu negara dengan meninggalkan legasi yang tak dilupakan. Najib diperlihatkan kononya akan membawa Malaysia keluar dari zaman lemah ketika dikemudi Pak Lah dan Khairy.

Koh Tsu Koon diambil masuk ke dalam kabinet sebagai penyelia pencapaian walaupun pencapaian Koh Tsu Kun lah antara menghancurkan banyak perkara di Pulau Pinang hingga menjadi penyumbang besar tumbangnya Bn di Pulau Pinang. Koh Tsu Kun seharusnya menjaga program-program KPI, NKRA yang dicetus Najib. Ternyata Najib memperakui Koh Tsu Kun gagal kerana Najib membawa masuk Idris Jala dari dunia korporat ke dalam Kabinet sebagai pembantu Koh Tsu Kun katanya. Semua yang boleh berfikir pasti tertawa apabila memikirkan perkara ini. Idris Jala masuk untuk bantu Koh Tsu Kun dan diberikan jawatan setaraf Koh Tsu Kun iaitu bertaraf menteri penuh dengan segala macam kemudahan yang sama taraf.

Penjelasan yang munasabah ialah perlantikan Koh Tsu Kun hanya untuk jaga hati GERAKAN dan Najib harap dapat tambat hati orang keturunan Cina dengan kekalkan 'kuota' Menteri berbangsa Cina. Kedudukan menteri datang dengan begitu mewah peruntukan dan kemudahan lebur hanya untuk percaturan politik perkauman Najib ?

Saiz Kabinet Malaysia cukup besar kerana mahu menampung keperluan politik seperti memasukkan Sharizat dan kini Palanivel. Adakah yang memenangi kerusi parlimen Bn tidak layak untuk duduki kabinet negara ? atau Najib tidak mengiktiraf pilihan rakyat yang mengangkat ahli parlimen melalui pilihanraya.

Memang kabinet kita besar. UK dengan 62 juta penduduk ada 23 menteri, Perancis 66 juta ada 23 menteri, Amerika 312 juta ada 12 ahli kabinet dan Switzerland lapan juta ada tujuh menteri. Kita ada 28 juta penduduk dan 30 menteri. Adakah ini berbaloi.

Idris Jala pun memulakan langkah kini sudah beberapa kali pembentangan NKRA yang dibuatnya.

Hampir setipa pembentangan Idris seolah terlupa janji Najib yang akan membentangkan KPI menteri dan pegawai tinggi. Yang hanya berkumandang hanya kadar jenayah menurun dan matlamat NKRA sedang dicapai. Itupun sejauh mana kebenaran belum diketahui lagi kerana setiap hari orang kena bunuh, mayat reput ditemui, orang kena ragut sampai mati dan macam-macam lagi jenayah ngeri cuma yang pasti negara seperti negara polis apabila tak ada kawasan perumahan di Kuala Lumpur dan Petaling Jaya yang tak dikepung dan dikawal siang malam. Tidak cukup dengan itu ada kawasan kejiranan yang terpaksa mengutip duit penduduk untuk upah pengawal di pintu masuk kawasan mereka.

Idris dilihat hanya alat sebagai sedikit memberikan wajah segar kepada kabinet Najib yang lemah dan jauh sekali dengan iltizam transformasi yang dijanji. Jika betullah Idris dijanjikan kerusi Menteri seperti yang dikatakan oleh orang kuat Anwar dalam satu acara debat baru ini maka Anwar pun tidak jauh beza dengan Najib. Tapi saya harap ia cuma ucapan memandai - mandai orang kuat Anwar bukan kalam Anwar.

Najib lemah zahir dan bathin

Dalam bab pertahankan kedaulatan negara jelas Najib sendiri lemah zahir dan bathin. Dari aspek pertahan syarikat berkepentingan negara hingga tanah berdaulat negara najib lemah.

Terbaru pertukaran saham MAS dan Air Asia jelas menunjukkan kelemahan pengurusan syarikat negara. MAS dan AirAsia bertukar-tukar saham. Sebab saham AirAsia mahal dan saham MAS murah, Tune Air, iaitu syarikat induk AirAsia, mendapat 20.5 peratus saham MAS dan Khazanah, induk MAS, dapat 10 peratus saja saham AirAsia. Pertukaran saham itu bernilai hampir RM2 bilion berdasarkan harga AirAsia RM3.95 seunit Jumaat lalu dan saham MAS RM1.60 seunit. Khazanah masih pegang 49 peratus saham MAS.

Percaya dan yakinlah jika Najib kekal berkuasa, dia yang berkiblat pengurusan ekonomi pasaran terbuka sepenuhnya pasti akan terus menggadaikan pegangan dan kawalan negara terhadap syarikat strategik malah lebih dari itu rakyat negara akan diserahkan sepenuhnya nasib kepada pasaran dunia terbuka.

Dari aspek masa depan ekonomi negara juga diragukan kemampuan kabinet Najib memacunya. Lihat sahaja Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri, Nor Mohamed Yakcop, memberitahu wartawan Jumaat lalu yang krisis kewangan Eropah dan kemerosotan ekonomi Amerika tidak akan memberi kesan kepada ekonomi Malaysia. Ini jawapan ahli politik dangkal semata yang fikir politik domestik semata.

Adakah Menteri ini melihat kejatuhan harga saham di Bursa Malaysia, kemerosotan import oleh Amerika, kejatuhan pengeluaran perindustrian dan kenaikan harga barang pengguna tidak jejas ekonomi negara ?

Kita harus ingat respon menteri ini apabila ditanya mengenai pengucupan ekonomi negara pada 2009 lalu tetapi sebelum itu kita mensasarkan pengembangan. Menteri boleh jawab 'TAK SANGKA'. Adakah kabinet Malaysia diurus oleh bomoh atau nujum yang hanya pakai jangkaan apa akan jadi seterusnya ?

Itu belum masuk bagaimana Najib lemah mempertahankan tanah strategik negara dari 'dirampas' Singapura. Ini dikhabarkan berkait rapat dengan Najib yang diugut kerana jenayah lampaunya.

Najib hanya peduli imej

Seperti mana kebanyakan regim dihujung usia. Penguasa nombor satu akan menjauhkan rakyat dengan fakta sebenar. Rakyat akan disajikan dengan perbagai putar belit media.

Dikahabrkan Najib punya 11 pegawai media. berapa banyak peruntukan rakyat untuk membela 11 orang pemuja Najib ini. Hampir semua mereka mempunyai pejabat dan kemudahan sendiri tersedia menggunakan dana rakyat. Najib juga baru ini juga bersama Ketua Menteri Sarawak telah didedahkan menggunakan wang untuk membiayai laporan media luar negara untuk beliau dilihat positif.

Najib harus sedar jika sebelum dia menjadi PM orang seriang perkatakan Pak Lah kuat tidur dan Khairy mengawal kerajaan. Kesempatan ini digunakan oleh orang Umno sendiri untuk menyingkirkan Abdullah. Kini lebih hebat lagi imej Najib dikenali sebagai seorang yang lemah zahir dan batin bukan sahaja lemah mengendali negara, pertahan hak negara tetapi malah lemah mengawal isterinya sendiri. Bukan misteri di setiap peringkat Umno sendiri menjadi cakap-cakap rahsia terbuka mengenai perbagai perangai Rosmah. Seorang anak muda cina mendahului senarai kroni ciptaan Rosmah. Ramai yang cakap kalau Najib lulus belum tentu dapat tapi kalau Rosmah lulus tentu dapat kerana Najib pasti akur.

Rakyat diarah berjimat dan dalam pada masa yang sama imej mewah Rosmah terus menghantui negara. Rosmah bukan sahaja akan jadi faktor kejatuhan Najib tetapi dia mampu memainkan peranan Imelda Marcos yang menjadi antara punca utama kejatuhan regim Marcos.


Sikap Ketua Pengarah JPN Yang Tidak Bertanggungjawab

Posted: 10 Aug 2011 11:19 PM PDT

Jabatan Pendaftaran Negara (JPN) terus mengambil sikap berdiam diri berhubung isu kad pengenalan Mismah yang bertukar status daripada penduduk tetap (PR) kepada warganegara yang didakwa pembangkang diperolehi dalam tempoh singkat.

Sinar Harian menghadapi kesukaran untuk mendapatkan maklumat terkini berhubung dakwaan itu kerana kakitangan JPN yang dihubungi memberitahu hanya Ketua Pengarah Datin Jariah Mohd Said boleh mengeluarkan kenyataan, tetapi beliau bercuti.

Sinar Harian juga ingin mendapatkan penjelasan beberapa perkara lain.

Ia termasuk mengenai laporan sebuah portal berita me-ngenai wujudnya nombor kad pengenalan lama 1479323 yang dimasukkan ke dalam sistem SPR yang menunjukkan dua kemasukan di bawah nama Sa'ad bin Samsudin tetapi dengan dua nombor MyKad yang berbeza iaitu 380913105681 dan 510913105553.

Juga terdapat nama Mohd Rashid bin Ismail (IC lama: 6397062) yang mempunyai dua pendaftaran di kawasan Parlimen Taiping (MyKad: 620108086991) dan kerusi Parlimen Bukit Gantang (MyKad: 620108086713).

Apabila kedua-dua nombor MyKad dimasukkan dalam sistem online JPN, keputusannya menunjukkan kad pertama telah diambil, manakala kad kedua sedia untuk diserahkan ke pejabat JPN Kuala Lumpur. -SH

Ulasan GB

Ini sikap tidak beretika dan tidak bertanggungjawab seorang Ketua Pengarah perkhidmatan awam yang senang-senang mengambil cuti untuk mengelak dari berhadapan dengan pertanyaan orang awam mengenai salah laku jabatannya.

Tidak mengapa. Pakatan Rakyat bila rampas Putrajaya akan cari beliau ke lubang cacing sekalipun.


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