Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Economist - a parrot of foreign media

The Economist - a parrot of foreign media

The Economist - a parrot of foreign media

Posted: 28 Sep 2011 11:11 AM PDT

Yes, they are! Those working at The Economist are just parrots of international Press; at worst, its plainly demeaning.

Its special blog for Asia, namely Banyan (not sure whether the writer is based in Kuala Lumpur or Bangkok or Phnom Penh) is good at fabricating facts and figures - typical of any foreign journalists who would find ways to tamper with actualities.

Reading its analysis about Najib's reforms simply indicates how easy it is to undermine a government without the writer having to be there. Not only Malaysia but any policy introduced by the Asia governments are deemed as 'backward' and not parallel to what is being practiced in the US and Europe.

(I remember the internationally-known CNN journo Peter Arnett whom I met in Baghdad in 1983. He only reported from the lobby of El-Rashid Hotel, gathering info from other journalists and military personel).


"Some on the extreme Malay wing of the (Umno) party grumble that all this reform stuff is going too far, but they will go along with it as long as it does not touch on the most profound sources of oppression and grievance in the country, the institutionalised ethnic discrimination that privileges Malays over the country's other races, mainly Chinese and Indians (here). It is the system of ethnic quotas and divisions that is really holding the country back—if Mr Najib started to take an axe to all that, then absolutely nobody would question his credentials as a radical reformer."

I am not sure what does the writer mean by 'institutionalised ethnic discrimination' but the label comes from the Opposition.

But I am glad that there are Malaysians who are willing to stand up for the country, if not for the government. Some of the comments are not defensive of the government (in some ways) but are logically linger to the true picture of the country.


(1) "I'm not sure why The Economist - specifically, Banyan - keeps trying to imply that bumi Malaysians, or rather Malays, will blindly vote for any party just for financial gains or religious necessity. It's a bit insulting that The Economist thinks that the ethnic Malays are unable to see pass immediate financial gains or religious dogma - i.e. thinking of progressive growth reforms - when it comes to the polls..."

(2) "The reforms that will be implemented by Prime Minister Najib Razak in Malaysia will hopefully serve as an example to the rest of the developing countries in the region, such as Singapore and Indonesia. It seems as though this article was penned a little to early because it is awarding a great deal of optimism for a leader who is described as an "indecisive technocrat."

(3) It seems like Malaysia is going through some major dynamic changes in several sectors of their society. The economy is in a boom due to the cheap, but effective medical procedures that are drawing in "medical tourists", and now the slight power shift from the government to the people on the political scene. With these changes, they will probably draw more attention on the international scene. This may cause some larger powers to invest in this smaller country, causing an even greater boom, which could then create an even greater shift of power to the people. I'm going to keep a watchful eye on Malaysia for this domino effect."

However, there are also some batterings:

(1) "And to those that criticized Singapore have the similar ISA laws, check this, Singapore GDP in 2009 is 182bil while Malaysia is 193bil but Singapore GDP per capita in 2009 is USD$36,537, Malaysia is $7,030, in another word, Singaporean made FIVE times more than Malaysian. While 2 countries start at the same starting line and Singapore has much more disadvantage Lee Kuan Yew make all the right law to protect their country while Mahartir made all the law to protect his own people (excluding most Chinese). Najib is just another dog from Dr Mah kampung whilst he can be more brutal than Dr Mah, just ask Ms Mongolian lady."

(2) "Race based discrimination does more harm than good in every country where it is practiced - Nigeria, Sri Lanka, India, Malaysia, China, USA. Those who benefit from it will never give it up voluntarily. Malaysia will never be able to rid itself of its greatest cancer without bloodshed. This country has no place to go but down. It's better the government just does a population swap with China and India, 7 million Chinese-Malaysians for 7 million Chinese muslim-Uighurs, and 3 million Indian-Malaysian for 3 million muslim-Indians. That way 100% of its all-muslim population can benefit from affirmative action, win-win!"

PS, why hasn't anybody (bloggers, journalists, politicians, others) commented on Najib's statement about 'Bumi quotas'?

Meet My Brother At Raffles Place, Singapore

Posted: 28 Sep 2011 09:14 AM PDT

Meet My Brother At Raffles Place

Meet My Brother At Raffles Place – Raffles Place, Singapore, it's just like the Central in Hong Kong which is the CBD (Central Business District) of the city. Fill with high rise office towers and at Raffles Place, it situated Singapore's tallest buildings the OUB Centre, Republic Plaza and UOB Plaza One.

Meet My Brother At Raffles Place

I alighted at Raffles Place MRT station to meet up with my brother who was working at that area on a Friday. It feels so "Hong Kong" when I got out of the MRT station where I was surrounded by high rise buildings. Looking around, it's just white collars and office lady everywhere, walking fast to the MRT station to get home or to somewhere else. There's nothing that looks like it in Malaysia. In Malaysia, after work, many has their own private vehicles and office buildings spread out all over the cities.

It's all office towers, nothing much, took some shots and went to Raffles City for dinner that day.


Short Walk At Clarke Quay, Singapore

Posted: 28 Sep 2011 09:04 AM PDT

Short Walk At Clarke Quay, Singapore

Short Walk At Clarke Quay, Singapore – I went to Singapore few months back to check out Saturday In Design event and in the trip, I went to the famous night life spot in the city, Clarke Quay at night for a short walk. It's really a fast walk at there as brother and I didn't want to go back that early after checking out Marina Bay Sands.

I have been here before few years back, and I am here again. Though, it's still walking around and didn't spend time at any of the pubs or bistro.

I see people playing the reverse bungee thingy which is pretty scary, yet expensive. I felt like want to try but I was at scared at the same time. HAHA. It looks fun and exciting from far. It's a gigantic swing, swing you up and down. Have you tried it before?

The bridge where people buy their own beer and hang out at there. It's so much cheaper than drinking out at the pubs there.

Clarke Quay is really a nice place for people who doesn't want to go home at night, it's a very happenings night life spot in Singapore with lots of pubs and bistros. I am very amaze with the crowds and everything is so well-organized. Unlike Kuala Lumpur where pubs are pretty spread out in the city. Given that Changkat Bukit Bintang has a similar function, yet it's so much smaller when compare to Clarke Quay.

Very cute and weird pub with a hospital/clinic theme (The Clicnic) which offers alcohol in syringes, drips and test-tubes. Don't be surprise to see nurses serving you there.

Just tour the place for a while, and finally tiredness attacked me then we went back home. =D

[Bergambar] Wanita "Membogelkan" Diri Bantah Pelancongan Seks?

Posted: 28 Sep 2011 10:55 AM PDT

Kiev - Polis menangkap beberapa aktivis wanita Ukraine kerana mendedahkan payu dara semasa memprotes lawatan Presiden Persatuan Bola Sepak Eropah (UEFA) Michel Platini ke ibu kota Ukraine, di sini.

Kunjungan Platini dilakukan untuk memeriksa persediaan Ukraine sebagai tuan rumah bersama dengan Poland untuk kejohanan bola sepak Eropah, Euro 2012.

Seorang wartawan berkata, empat aktivis pertubuhan wanita Ukraine, FEMEN, ditangkap kerana 'membogelkan' tubuh mereka hingga paras pinggang di luar sebuah stadium utama di sini.

Menurutnya, tindakan itu dilakukan untuk mendapatkan perhatian mengenai kempen mereka dalam menentang pelancongan seks di Ukraine.

"FEMEN menuntut UEFA supaya mengambil inisiatif dengan melaksanakan program untuk mendidik para peminat bola sepak (yang akan berkunjung ke Ukraine) tentang kesan-kesan buruk pelancongan seks dan keburukan membiayainya," kata pertubuhan tersebut dalam satu kenyataan.

Malah, FEMEN turut mendakwa Presiden Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych tidak berbuat apa-apa untuk membantu kempen mereka bagi menentang aktiviti pelancongan seks di negara itu apabila Yanukovych sendiri pernah mempelawa warga asing supaya melawat Ukraine untuk menyaksikan kecantikan wanita di negara ini. - AFP

Ulasan GB

Jika sebelum ini ada kisah mengenai beribu-ribu orang menanggalkan pakaian mereka dan berlari dengan memakai pakaian dalam kerana membantah undang-undang Utah, USA yang dianggap kolot, kini hal yang serupa, 'membogelkan' tubuh untuk menentang pelancongan seks di Ukraine.

Sungguh, dunia sudah berada di penghujungnya!

Tara released Japanese Bo Beep Bo Beep

Posted: 28 Sep 2011 08:16 AM PDT

Korean pop group T-ara has officially released their Japanese debut single, Bo Beep Bo Beep, on September 28th. Check out the MV and some album jacket images…

The song is a remake of their 2009 Korean hit (same title). The single is doing well despite the obvious slang (perhaps that's what the J-fans are craving for lol), topping the Japanese sales chart on its first day of release.

There's more, read the full post »

Tara released Japanese Bo Beep Bo Beep from YeinJee's Asian Blog

Fauziah Arof latest racist targetted by 1Malaysia Namewee

Posted: 28 Sep 2011 08:22 AM PDT

Annoyed by an Utusan Malaysia commentary criticising his debut movie Nasi Lemak 2.0, rapper-cum-filmaker Wee Meng Chee, who is better known as Namewee, disparaged the Malay daily in his latest video, calling it a "rubbish paper", saying that he can accept criticism from those who have watched his movie but not from the author who did not conduct any "research" before commenting.

Fauziah Arof who authored the commentary entitled 'Bukan Nasi Lemak 2.0, soalnya Namewee' (Not Nasi Lemak 2.0, the problem is Namewee), was published last Wednesday and wrote that although many gave the thumbs-up to the movie, she is not interested in watching it even if she were offered a free movie ticket.

She then recounted several video clips made by Namewee, that had offended many people and insulted Muslims in the country, including the controversial Negarakuku.

Responding to the article, Namewee uploaded another video clip in the Malay language to video sharing website YouTube last night entitled 'Namewee Fxxx Utusan' and said he would remove the video at midnight tonight, claiming in Chinese that he is doing this for his family and good friends and hoped people would understand his decision.

So what are you waiting for?

Quickly watch Namewee whacking Fauziah, the racist!

Maklumat Terkini Letupan Di Empire Gallery, Cuai Bukan Sabotaj

Posted: 28 Sep 2011 07:59 AM PDT

Polis: Letupan Empire Gallery tiada kaitan kerja sabotaj, pengganas

SUBANG JAYA, 28 Sept — Polis menolak unsur sabotaj dan keganasan sebagai punca letupan yang menggegarkan kompleks membeli-belah Empire Gallery di sini awal pagi ini.

Sebaliknya, pihak berkuasa itu mengesahkan letupan disebabkan kebocoran gas yang kemungkinan ada kaitan dengan elemen kecuaian.

Timbalan Ketua Polis Selangor Datuk A. Thaiveegan memberitahu pemberita di tempat kejadian, kompleks itu akan dikosongkan sehingga diberitahu kelak.

Kompleks itu menempatkan menara pejabat 12 tingkat, pusat membeli-belah lima tingkat, ruang pejabat kecil sembilan tingkat dan hotel 10 tingkat.

"Ramai yang menghubungi saya untuk bertanya sama ada kejadian ini disebabkan oleh kerja-kerja sabotaj atau keganasan. Hasil siasatan awal, tiada bukti kerja khianat dalam kejadian ini.

"Bermakna tiada (unsur) sabotaj dan tiada kaitan dengan keganasan, bermakna kemungkinan disebabkan kecuaian," katanya lagi. -TMI

MB: Kerajaan Selangor siasat letupan Empire Gallery

SUBANG JAYA 28 SEPT : Kerajaan Selangor memberi jaminan akan menyiasat kejadian letupan di kompleks beli belah Empire Gallery dengan rapi termasuk meneliti kekukuhan struktur bangunan tersebut.

Menteri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim berkata siasatan rapi akan dilakukan pakar industri binaan dan juga agensi kerajaan negeri.

Khalid berkata demikian selepas melawat tapak kejadian di sini dengan diiringi exco kerajaan negeri Dr Xavier Jeyakumar, Ronnie Liu, Teresa Kok dan ADUN Subang Jaya Hannah Yeoh.

Siasatan awal mendapati letupan 3.45 pagi yang merosakkan sebahagian besar kompleks beli belah itu berpunca daripada tangki gas di tingkat bawah bangunan itu.

Empat aras letak kereta, dua aras ruang kedai dan restoran, dan juga block A bangunan itu mengalami kerosakkan besar. Blok pangsapuri dan pejabat bersebelahan bangunan itu juga rosak.

Seramai 300 penginap sebuah hotel berhampiran bangunan terpaksa di pindahkan atas sebab keselamatan.

Perkarangan kompleks itu masih ditutup dan berada di bawah kawalan pihak bomba.

Empat pekerja yang cedera di dalam letupan itu berjaya diselamatkan.

Mereka adalah Tan Wern Fang, 24, Chua Chin Hong, 27, Surendran Kris Krishnan, 33 dan Chhring Dawak Sepa, seorang warga Nepal.

Seorang wakil pejabat ADUN Subang Jaya Hannah Yeoh tampil menyampaikan makanan tengahari kepada petugas yang bertungkus lumus menjalankan operasi menyelamat sejak awal pagi.

Yeoh sendiri tampil melawat tempat kejadian sekitar jam 6.45 pagi.

Penolong pengarah operasi Bomba Selangor Mohd Sani Harun menjelaskan letupan itu dipercayai berpunca daripada kebocoran gas di aras bawah, dia berkata.

"Setakat ini kami masih menjalankan siasatan dan kawalan, kami membawa empat unit forensik, kimia, siasatan dan penyelamat yang kesemuanya 50 anggota," Mohd Sani berkata ketika di temui.-tvsnews

Ulasan GB

merenung-renung mencari makna....

EMPIRE runtuh...
empayar siapa yang bakal runtuh???

رَبَّنَا مَا خَلَقْتَ هَذا بَاطِلاً سُبْحَانَكَ فَقِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ

Wahai Tuhan kami! Tidaklah engkau menjadikan semuanya ini dengan sia-sia, Maha Suci Engkau, maka peliharalah kami dari azab neraka.Ali-Imran: 191

Today’s cases…

Posted: 28 Sep 2011 06:43 AM PDT

The moment I walked into the HIV clinic this morning, SN told me about the guy whose transportation to a shelter home in Penang was sponsored by us some time ago. The guy ended up leaving the shelter home just like that without even notifying the management of the place. I guess all he wanted was a place to stay where he could do as he liked without being subjected to rules and regulations.

According to SN, the guy passed away last Sunday. I asked SN who claimed his body since he was homeless. SN never thought about that. She said she'd check with the mortuary to find out.

There were supposed to be 3 new cases today but when I first got to the clinic, none had turned up yet. But it didn't take long before the first case was referred to me. One of the junior nurses at the HIV clinic came in and behind her was a guy on a wheelchair helped by another nurse from a district hospital where the guy had been hospitalised for the past month.

Nizam was initially hospitalised for Hep C and TB, and subsequent tests found him to be HIV infected. In addition, he was also diagnosed with cerebral toxoplasmosis.

Well, he didn't talk much. Even the questions I asked, he'd just give me a single word answer. I ended up just giving him our brochure and the number to call in case one day he needed to talk to someone.

The next case referred was Lim, a guy in his early 50's who couldn't speak much Malay. I was on duty alone today so didn't have any Chinese-speaking volunteer to help me out. Luckily Lim came with his brother who could at least speak broken Malay.

Lim had been diagnosed HIV+ since 2 years ago when he was working overseas. He had already been on HAART before he came back to Malaysia and so his case wasn't really a new case. I didn't really have to brief him about HIV as he was already well informed. But with his asthmatic problem in addition to his HIV, is unable to work and while he is currently staying alone in a rented house (he is unmarried), his financial needs are being covered by his siblings. Since the siblings aren't well off either, the brother was hoping some sort of welfare help could be arranged for Lim.

Next case referred was another single Chinese guy, in his late 50's. Again, this wasn't a newly diagnosed case. Tan had been diagnosed since more than ten years ago and had been going for his follow ups in KL but when he moved back to Ipoh to stay with his mother, he didn't bother to get a referral letter and so didn't go for any more follow-ups until recently when he finally decided he'd better arrange to see the doctor so he could start on his HAART soon enough if his CD4 level plunged.

While I was still talking to Tan, SN walked in with another guy to be referred to me. Again, this wasn't a newly diagnosed case. But according to SN, he needed to talk to someone about the future of his wife and children.

Imran was diagnosed HIV+ since a few years ago and had been on HAART for 3 years. Ever since diagnosed, Imran had been working hard to earn some income for his family and did so quite successfully by setting up his own small business, with the help of his wife. However, of late he had been unwell, easily feeling tired… sometimes to the extent that he had to close shop as early as noon. This had affected his business and so Imran is worried what would happen to his wife and children should he die in the near future. With 3 children, all still in primary school, they have a long way to go to complete schooling.

I assured Imran that we should be able to help out with the children's schooling. Just as I was about to suggest that he employs someone to help out with his business, Imran mentioned about wanting to employ a worker so that the business can still continue even when he's not around, but for the moment he doesn't have enough capital to do so. He had gone to a bank to apply for a loan. Loan was approved but he needed a guarantor, something he couldn't get. I suggested to him to seek assistance from agencies like MARA to help out.

I could see that Imran wanted to say more to me, but by this time he already had tears in his eyes. He somehow felt that his time will come in the not so distant future and he's afraid he won't be able to put the business on track for his wife to just take over when the time comes…

Smes For Only The Crazy..

Posted: 28 Sep 2011 01:49 AM PDT

1) U ni celaka betul..tuntutan u anta ke haslina buat apa? She has nothing to do with this. U do this I won't pay for J atau anyone else. U do yrself. Aku warning kau pukimak!

2)Tulis lah. Aku tulis. Why don't u show proof and take haslina to court yg dia ambik duit? And also proof dia sundal n jual pantat

3) Kau tulis apa2 kau kena. Aku takkan tolong J dan takkan bayar fees budak2. Babi kau jgn ugut aku lagi. U write anything now the children will suffer. Bastard free loader!

4) U tulis, u will be responsible for the children kau pukimak betul. Hati busuk. Kau jgn menyemak dalam phone aku. Kau tulis..J bayar sendiri.

5) U write. U watch out.

6) U pampang. Satu dunia tau tu response untuk si gila macm kau. Kau anta ampang? Fuck u u stupid cow. I dnt live there. I will ask the sister to reject.

7) Tulis lah. Semua org kata kau gila.

8) Ok..u suffer lah.

Hapus Kuota 30%: UMNO Juga Bakal Terhapus Sama Nanti... Tunggulah!

Posted: 28 Sep 2011 06:16 AM PDT

Kuota Bumiputera: Najib ikut kata Soi Lek?

KUALA LUMPUR, 28 Sept: Adakah Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Najib Razak mengikut kata Presiden MCA, Datuk Seri Chua Soi Lek berhubung penghapusan kuota ekonomi?

Berucap pada Khazanah Megatrends Forum 2011 di sini semalam, Najib memberi peringatan bahawa kuota Bumiputera akan digugurkan satu hari nanti, tetapi menegaskan kerajaan harus terus membantu bakat-bakat terbaik kaum itu bagi memastikan wujudnya persekitaran bisnes yang berdaya saing.

Beliau berkata Model Baru Ekonomi (MBE) menggalakkan tindakan afirmatif berdasarkan meritokrasi dan 'kita harus menggalakan hak Bumiputera'.

Sementara itu, Soi Lek meminta kerajaan mementingkan keupayaan merit dan bukannya kuota dalam memastikan perkongsian tulen antara bumiputera dan bukan bumiputera mencapai matlamatnya.

Ini kerana, jelasnya dalam perniagaan di kebanyakan sektor seperti pembinaan, peniaga bumiputera lebih banyak mendapat kelebihan berbanding bukan bumiputera.

Katanya, perkembangan itu tidak sihat dan memerlukan perhatian serius daripada kerajaan kerana jika ia berterusan, peniaga bumiputera tidak akan mampu disaingi oleh pihak lain yang lebih layak.

Beliau berkata demikian selepas perasmian Kongres Ekonomi Cina bertajuk Peranan Masyarakat Cina Mencapai Sasaran Model Baru Ekonomi (MBE) dan Rancangan Malaysia Kesepuluh (RMK-10) di sebuah hotel di ibu negara pada 14 Ogos tahun lalu.

Terdapat keperluan hindari sistem kuota, kata Najib

Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Razak hari ini berkata terdapat keperluan untuk menghindari sistem kuota kepada bumiputera dalam membina kapasiti mereka kerana pendekan itu tidak mencapai tujuan ia diperkenalkan.

Sebaliknya, Najib berkata, kuota ekuiti 30 peratus itu hanya menghalang usahawan bumiputera daripada mempertingkatkan kemampuan mereka.

"Kami mahu menghindari kuota tetapi kami akan menyokong supaya mereka (usahawan bumiputera) terus berkembang.

"Sekiranya kamu memberi mereka kuota, mereka akan
bersenang-lenang dan akhirnya tidak memperolehi kepakaran untuk mengurus perniagaan mereka," katanya.

Menjawab soalan daripada hadirin semasa sesi soal-jawab Forum Megatrends Khazanah 2011 di Kuala Lumpur, Najib berkata penetapan kuota "tidak membawa apa-apa makna".

"Kamu perlu meninggalkan kuota. Tetapi kamu mesti menyokong mereka (Bumiputera) dalam cara yang akan membolehkan mereka berkembang dari usahawan kecil dan sederhana untuk menjadi lebih besar dan menjadi jaguh serantau.

"(Usahawan bumiputera) akan menjual saham-saham mereka apabila harga tinggi dan hanya akan tinggal peratusan kecil daripada jumlah yang diperuntukkan untuk bumiputera (dalam pegangan mereka)," katanya.

Oleh itu, perdana menteri berkata kerajaan akan menggunakan pendekatan berlainan dalam tindakan afirmatif bagi mengesan bumiputera yang cekap, teruji dan boleh berjaya serta menyokong mereka supaya akan lebih berdaya saing.

"Kami telah mengenal pasti lebih daripada 1,000 syarikat melalui Teraju, dan kita akan melihat bagaimana untuk membantu syarikat-syarikat ini menjadi lebih besar dan lebih maju," katanya, merujuk kepada agensi kerajaan yang ditubuhkan bagi menyelia hal-ehwal ekonomi bumiputera.

Katanya, dengan menyokong "bumiputera bijak", bukan sahaja akan memperkembangkan bakat dalam masyarakat itu tetapi juga mengelakkan bantahan daripada rakan-rakan bukan bumiputera mereka.

"Jadi, anda perlu menggalakkan calon bumiputera yang sesuai. Sekiranaya anda berbuat demikian, bukan sahaja mereka akan berjaya, tetapi bukan bumiputera juga tidak akan merasa iri hati terhadap mereka," katanya.

Najib, yang juga Presiden Umno, berkata sudah tiba masanya kerajaan beralih daripada budaya "mengenali seseorang" (know who) kepada budaya "tahu melakukannya" (know how) dalam masyarakat.

"Tindakan afirmatif akan berasaskan lebih dan lebih lagi pada meritokrasi.

"Pendekatan baru ini diharapkan dapat membina satu kelas baru usahawan bumiputera yang lebih berdaya tahan dan boleh berjaya dalam jangka masa panjang," katanya.

Najib sebelum ini telah mengumumkan hasrat kerajaan untuk meliberalisasikan ekonomi dari kuota berasaskan kaum melalui Model Ekonomi Baru (MEB), tetapi menerima tindak balas negatif daripada kumpulan-kumpulan berkepentingan kaum. -mk

Ulasan GB

Penghapusan kuote 30% bumiputera adalah termasuk di dalam perancangan Najib untuk mengekalkan kuasanya dan UMNO BN yang kini sedang nazak.

Ia adalah untuk mendapatkan kembali undi bukan-Melayu yang sudah menolak BN di dalam PRU yang lalu terutama di kawasan bandar.

GB sudah ulas dahulu. Petikan:

Sekarang siapa sebenarnya yang menjadi pengkhianat bangsa jika bukan Najib dan UMNO?

Ia adalah langkah terdesak Najib dan UMNO untuk meraih sokongan kaum bukan Melayu terhadap BN.

Pun kita akan saksikan, bukan-Melayu tidak berkeinginan menyokong BN lagi.

Tanpa kuota 30%, yang bakal terhapus ialah Melayu UMNO - parti yang hidupnya selama ini bergantung kepada kuota itu.

Apa pun yang dilakukan Najib kini untuk selamatkan UMNO BN, ia tidak akan berhasil lagi. Bak pepatah, di tutup bawah yang atas terbuka, ditutup atas yang bawah ternganga.

Windows Phone 7.5 Mango Rolling Out Globally

Posted: 28 Sep 2011 04:00 AM PDT

Windows Phone 7.5 Mango Rolling Out Globally

Windows Phone 7.5 Mango Rolling Out Globally – The latest update of the Windows Phone 7.5, codename Mango is rolling out globally by Microsoft. Some Windows Phone 7 user can expecting updates starting from not but Microsoft stated hat majority of Windows Phone 7 users worldwide will be having it by end of October.

The Windows Phone 7.5 Mango will bring the OS to the next level, on par with its rival Android and iOS platforms, as well as the Symbian Belle. It features better improvement in social network integration, group chat, improved web browsing and many more. The UI design remain as the stylish minimalist Metro UI.

You can check the status page by Microsoft to see the availability of the updates at your country. At the moment, Malaysia is not in the list yet, but soon it will be.

Are you a Windows Phone user?

Erdogan: Mengapa Barat Melarang Iran, Tapi Biarkan Israel Miliki Senjata Nuklear?

Posted: 28 Sep 2011 05:31 AM PDT

Perdana Menteri Turki Recep Tayyip Erdogan mengecam sikap "double-standard" Barat terhadap senjata nuklear Israel. Dalam satu wawancara dengan CNN pada hari Ahad lalu, Erdogan menyatakan bahawa Israel adalah satu-satunya negara di Timur Tengah yang memiliki senjata nuklear.

"Mengapa negara-negara Barat melarang Iran memiliki senjata nuklear, tetapi pada saat yang sama tidak melarang Israel memiliki senjata tersebut?" tanya Erdogan sinis terhadap sikap dwi-standard Barat menyentuh soal senjata nuklear.

Sebelumnya, Erdogan menyatakan, Ankara, jika diperlukan, akan memberikan reaksi lebih keras terhadap Rejim Zionis Israel.

"Turki akan menunjukkan reaksi lebih keras terhadap Israel," ujar Erdogan Khamis (22/9) seperti dilaporkan Press TV.

Ia juga mengisyaratkan meningkatnya ketegangan antara Israel dan Turki pasca serangan kejam pasukan komando rejim Tel Aviv terhadap kapal bantuan kemanusiaan bagi warga Gaza yang mengakibatkan terkorbannya sembilan aktivis Turki.

Turki menurunkan hubungan dengan Israel setelah Tel Aviv menolak untuk meminta maaf atas serangan terhadap armada Kebebasan Gaza, yang menyebabkan sembilan warga Turki maut pada tanggal 31 Mei 2010.

Sebelumnya pada bulan September, Menteri Ekonomi Turki mengatakan, Ankara akan terus menjaga hubungan normalnya di bidang ekonomi dengan Tel Aviv. Dari Januari 2011 sampai Julai 2011, perdagangan antara Turki dan Israel mencapai 2.3 juta dolar.

How To Sell Toothbrushes

Posted: 28 Sep 2011 03:30 AM PDT

The kids filed back into class Monday morning. They were very excited. Their weekend assignment had been to sell something, then give a talk on productive salesmanship.

Little Sally led off:

"I sold girl scout cookies and I made $30," she said proudly, "My sales approach was to appeal to the customer's civil spirit and I credit that approach for my obvious success."

"Very good," said the teacher.

Little Mary was next:

"I sold magazines," she said, "I made $45 and I explained to everyone that magazines would keep them up on current events."

"Very good, Mary," said the teacher.

Eventually, it was Little Johnny's turn. The teacher held her breath...

Little Johnny walked to the front of the classroom and dumped a box full of cash on the teacher's desk. "$2,467" he said.

"$2,467!" cried the teacher, "What in the world were you selling?"

"Toothbrushes," said Little Johnny.

"Toothbrushes!" echoed the teacher, "How could you possibly sell
enough toothbrushes to make that much money?"

"I found the busiest corner in town," said Little Johnny, "I set up a Dip & Chip stand and gave everybody who walked by a free sample."

They all said the same thing, "Hey, this tastes like dog shit!"

Then I would say, "It is dog shit. Wanna buy a toothbrush?"

"I used the government approach of giving you something shitty for free, and then making you pay to get the taste out of your mouth."

Koh Tsu Koon 'jatuh basikal'. Hmmm.....

Posted: 28 Sep 2011 03:24 AM PDT

Alamak! Either it was not a lucky day for former Penang Chief Minister and Gerakan President Tan Sri Kon Tsu Koon or... it really was a jinx!

He fell off his bicycle during PM Najib Tun Razak's 1Malaysia Charity Ride for Education 2011 in Penang last week. It was simply a 7km route and the riders merely took about 30 minutes to finish what was essentially a fun ride on a Sunday.

"But it came as no surprise that our Koh Tsu Koon aka Durian With No Seeds could not finished the race.

"He tumbled, claming two bikers tried to overtake him and he fell off his bike. Well, we feel sorry for him but we could not help speculating if he was too clumsy, too slow and just too incompetent," said Stopthelies.

I wonder what is the 'message' behind the posting...

Bad omen? Sorry... dunno lar!

[Bergambar] Di Pakistan, Seorang Bayi Dua Muka Dilahirkan

Posted: 28 Sep 2011 03:58 AM PDT

Rawalpindi: Seorang bayi dengan dua muka dilahirkan di Holy Family Hospital (HFH) Khamis lalu.

Gambar: BAYI ini yang dilahirkan Khamis lalu mempunyai dua hidung, dua pasang mata, dua pasang bibir.

Bayi itu yang seberat 3.2 kilogram, menghidap keadaan yang jarang berlaku yang dikenali sebagai salinan kraniofacial iaitu satu kepala dengan dua muka.

Kecuali telinga, bayi itu memiliki dua hidung, dua pasang bibir dengan sumbing pada bahagian atas bibir kanan dan dua pasang mata.

Bercakap kepada akhbar The nation, pakar perubatan di HFH, Dr Nasira berkata, kemungkinan bayi itu untuk hidup lebih lama adalah terlalu tipis.

"Kami tidak menaruh harapan mengenai hayatnya," katanya.

Menurut Nasira, keadaan bayi itu tidak sama seperti kembar siam yang boleh dipisahkan menerusi pembedahan.

"Pembedahan tidak mungkin dapat dilakukan kerana kedua-dua mukanya bercantum begitu rapat," kata pakar itu.

Nasira berkata, bayi itu dilahirkan menerusi proses biasa dan si ibu masih berada di bilik bersalin untuk menjalani rawatan.

Menurut doktor bertugas di Bilik Bersalin, keadaan ibu bayi itu, Shahida Perven stabil. Dia bagaimanapun kelihatan bimbang dan tidak banyak bercakap.

Shahida dibawa ke HFH dari Palandri, sebuah daerah di Azad Jammu dan Kashmir (AJK) beberapa hari sebelum melahirkan bayi dua muka itu.

Wanita itu mempunyai dua anak yang normal sebelum ini.

Suaminya, Khalil Ahmed bekerja sebagai buruh.

Kelahiran bayi dengan dua muka itu mencetuskan sensasi di bandar berkenaan menyebabkan sejumlah besar penduduk, termasuk wanita, kanak-kanak dan orang tua bekerumun di Jabatan Kanak-Kanak untuk melihatnya.

Kesesakan yang berlaku menyebabkan pihak hospital terpaksa meminta bantuan polis bagi mengawal orang ramai. - Agensi

DASSK, Dalai Lama and my views

Posted: 28 Sep 2011 02:29 AM PDT

Per kind favour of saya U Atta Kyaw: အုပ္စုတိုင္းမွာ အျမင္မတူတာေတြကေတာ့ ရိွမွာပဲ။

  1. ဒါေပမယ့္ အဲဒါ အားသာခ်က္လို႔ က်ဳပ္ကေတာ့ ျမင္တယ္။
  2. သေဘာထားအျမင္ အမ်ိဳးမ်ိဳးနဲ႔ ၾကံဳရေလေလ၊ တျခားသူေတြကို ပိုနားလည္လာႏိုင္ၿပီး
  3. က်ဳပ္တို႔ကိုယ္ က်ဳပ္တို႔ ပိုေကာင္းေအာင္ လုပ္ႏိုင္တဲ့ အခြင့္အေရးက ပိုမ်ားေလေလပဲ။
  4. က်ဳပ္တို႔နဲ႔ အျမင္မတူသူေတြနဲ႔သာ ထိုင္ရန္ျဖစ္ေနရမယ္ဆိုရင္ အရာရာက ခက္ခဲလာလိမ့္မယ္။
  5. က်ဳပ္တို႔ရဲ႕ ပုဂၢလိက အျမင္ေတြအေပၚမွာ အေသဖက္တြယ္ မထားသင့္ဘူး။ အဲဒီ့အစား ဖြင့္ထားတဲ့ စိတ္ႏွလံုးနဲ႔ အျပန္အလွန္ ေဆြးေႏြးသင့္တယ္။
  6. သည္နည္းနဲ႔ က်ဳပ္တို႔ရဲ႕ ျမင္ပံုေတြကို ႏိႈင္းယွဥ္ၾကည့္လာႏိုင္ၿပီး အျမင္သစ္ေတြ ရလာႏိုင္ပါလိမ့္မယ္။


(Original in English)
In every group different points of view will occur.

  1. But I see this as an advantage.
  2. The more we come cross different opinions, the greater our opportunity to gain a greater understanding of others… and to improve ourselves.
  3. If we battle against anyone who thinks differently from us, everything becomes hard.
  4. We should not hold rigidly to our personal views but enter into dialogue in an open-minded way.
  5. In this way we will be able to compare viewpoints and discover new ones.

(Dalai Lama)

My comment: I agree but as I always used to pull the tail of "Nga Nge" (dot the "i"s and cross the "t"s thoroughly), may be you would kindly allow me to add something.
  1. For example (just an example only) if we wish to improve our country's socio-economic and political status,
  2. we need the people working from the both side of the geo-political divide.
  3. i.e. in & out of the country and with the gov and against the gov.
  4. Although we do not agree with arms struggle or violent means, because of them only most of the governments around the world, including Myanmar Military leaders, would like to cooperate with the unarmed peaceful politicians and activists.
  5. So no need to fight amongst us.
  6. We all love Myanmar and all of us are trying for the good of our country.

True spirit of a Migrant

Posted: 28 Sep 2011 02:17 AM PDT

Maria Skłodowska-Curie Medallion

Image via Wikipedia

True spirit of a Migrant who love her (ex)mother-land:
1.While an actively loyal French citizen, Skłodowska–Curie never lost her sense of Polish identity.
2.She taught her daughters the Polish language and took them on visits to Poland.
3.She named the first chemical element that she discovered "polonium" (1898) for her native country.
4.During World War I she became a member of the Committee for a Free Poland (Komitet Wolnej Polski).
5.In 1932 she founded a Radium Institute (now the Maria SkłodowskaCurie Institute of Oncology) in her home town, Warsaw, headed by her physician-sister Bronisława.

Read more @  "Marie Curie – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia"

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Posting using email aka Mail2Blogger: Testing 1, 2, 3

Posted: 28 Sep 2011 01:50 AM PDT

Well, did you know that you can post text and images directly to your blog by using email?

I'm testing it right now.

Do you see it published in my blog?

Lagi Kes Buang Al-Quran, Kali Ini Di Mergong, Kedah. Kerja Siapa?

Posted: 28 Sep 2011 02:32 AM PDT

Bahan Cetakan Al-Quran Ditemui Di Kawasan Perindustrian Mergong

ALOR SETAR, 28 Sept (Bernama) -- Dua guni yang mengandungi bahan cetakan ayat Al-Quran ditemui di kawasan Perindustrian Mergong 2 di sini dua hari lalu.

Gambar: Abdul Basidh Abdul Wahid, 40, (kiri) yang merupakan Pengurus Pemasaran di sebuah kilang percetakan di sini bersama abangnya, Abdul Mohsein Abdul Wahid, 46, (kanan) menunjukkan cetakan ayat-ayat al-Quran yang dibuang oleh orang tidak bertanggungjawab di kilangnya di sini, hari ini.

Bahan-bahan itu ditemui oleh seorang pengurus pemasaran sebuah kilang percetakan di situ, Abdul Basidh Abdul Wahab, 40, yang diletakkan di hadapan pintu pagar belakang kilang tersebut.

"Apabila saya membuka guni itu, terdapat cetakan surah Yassin, doa-doa dan panduan ibadat. Mungkin mereka salah cetak dan tidak ada tempat pelupusan, sebab itu mereka membuangnya di sini.

"Saya rasa mereka yang membuat kerja ini adalah syarikat percetakan juga. Mungkin mereka tak ada tempat pelupusan dan mereka membuangnya di sini kerana mahu lepas tangan," katanya.

Abdul Basidh juga berkata mengikut undang-undang, setiap kilang percetakan Al-Quran perlu mempunyai tempat pelupusan sebelum diberi lesen.

Beliau berkata beliau telah membuat laporan di Ibu Pejabat Polis Daerah Kota Setar, Pejabat Agama Islam dan Bahagian Kawalan Penerbitan dan Teks Al-Quran Kementerian Dalam Negeri.

Beliau berkata pihak Kementerian Dalam Negeri (KDN) sudah datang mengambil sampel cetakan tersebut kira-kira pukul 10 pagi tadi dan akan mengambil keseluruhan cetakan itu Sabtu ini.

Ketua Polis Daerah Kota Setar, ACP Adzaman Mohd Jan mengesahkan menerima laporan mengenai perkara tersebut dan siasatan akan dijalankan. -- BERNAMA

Ulasan GB

Sebelum ini kes yang sama dilaporkan berlaku di Bachok.

Spekulasi sebelum ini yang menyatakan ada usaha untuk mensabotaj negeri-negeri yang diperintah oleh PAS nampaknya sukar ditolak. Mengapa hanya dibuang di Kelantan dan Kedah?

Apa-apa pun kita menunggu hasil siasatan polis.

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