Sunday, November 27, 2011

Penangites Move Into Action

Penangites Move Into Action


Penangites Move Into Action

Posted: 27 Nov 2011 09:06 AM PST

This evening, a crowd of about 100 gathered at the Speakers Square, Esplanade for the Launching of Local Democracy Month 2011 and official opening ceremony by YB Chow Kon Yeow.

YB Chow Kon Yeow giving his opening speech

The Local Democracy month was organized with the objective of encouraging people to be constructively active in the discussion, planning and implementation of policies and services in Penang and local communities.

With the launching of this initiative, it is hoped that it will make Penangites more aware of the mechanism of local government as well as increasing awareness of the roles and functions of the various arms and agencies of the state and Municipal government.

The organizers also hope that this will be an open channel for as many citizens, especially those marginalized groups, to be involved and to share their ideas and experiences about how to effect positive change for our shared future.

Many events have been planned for the period including an anti-racism workshop, citizen education workshop, street busking,a photography competition and a Youth Parliament.

The event organised by Penang State Government, Suaram (Penang branch), Sembang-Sembang Forum, Campus Ministry Office, Amnesty International Malaysia, KOMAS, People's Green Coalition and SERI-Penang Institute ended by 6.30p.m. and was followed by a "Penangites peaceful assembly against the Peaceful Assembly bill" organized by SUARAM.

When the "Penangites peaceful assembly against the Peaceful Assembly bill" began, the response from the crowd was a clear indication of how much Penangites opposed this Bill even though there has been an announcement about some amendments which would be tabled prior to the debate on the Bill which will start Tuesday. Two speakers spoke during the peaceful protest - Datuk Dr. Toh Kin Woon and YB Jason Ong, PKR's Kebun Bunga assemblyman.



Datuk Dr. Toh Kin Woon speaking during the protest

YB Jason Ong speaking at the peaceful protest

Both speakers spoke passionately about why the Bill should not be passed and the importance of our right to assemble. YB Jason Ong expressed concern that the new Bill would in reality, infringe on our constitutional rights to freedom of assembly

The crowd roaring for the proposed Bill to be dropped.

The other provisions in the bill which are objectionable include:

  • Prohibition of organisation of assemblies by persons below the age of 21 years.
  • Prohibition of participation in peaceful assemblies of children below the age of 15 years.
  • Unduly onerous responsibilities and restrictions on organisers and assemblies.
  • Excessive fines for non-compliance of the bill.
There was no untoward incident at the peaceful protest and it was refreshing to note the absence of police presence at the event which ended just before it started to rain - almost as if even the heavens are mourning our loss of democratic rights to assemble!

The Bar Council's Walk for Freedom on Tuesday will continue despite the concession from the government that it would consider reviewing a number of the provisions in the proposed Peaceful Assembly Bill. I congratulate the Bar Council for rising to the occasion to call its 14 000 strong members to march to the Parliament where the Bill will be debated.

As many rakyat should walk with the lawyers on that historical day!

Do read my post on Malaysians, Arise and Claim Our Fundamental Rights to see how you can voice your objection to this proposed Peaceful Assembly Bill which has caused civil society and concerned Malaysians to be up in arms against this Bill.

Batu PKR MP Tian Chua has even called upon BN component party Gerakan to stay true to its manifesto and join their Pakatan Rakyat colleagues by taking a stand against the Public Assembly Bill.

It is imperative that the authorities withdraw the Bill or refer it to a Parliamentary Select Committee to engage all stakeholders, the civil society, human rights groups and the political opposition in a meaningful consultation and full engagement, as exhorted by MP Lim Kit Siang.


[Video] Isa Samad Memaki Ketua Peneroka Felda Kebangsaan

Posted: 27 Nov 2011 09:02 AM PST

Saksikan gaya seorang samseng dengan dada yang terbuka, memaki Ketua Peneroka Felda Kebangsaan (Pak Sam) yang juga mewakili peneroka-peneroka Felda di dalam Lembaga Pengarah Felda.

Tidak pernah dalam sejarah Felda, seorang Pengerusi Felda memaki peneroka secara terbuka seperti dilakukan Isa Samad. Inilah mentaliti beliau dan kroni-kroni beliau yang menganggap peneroka ini menyusahkan dan bagaikan zombi yang patut mengikut sahaja arahan-arahan mereka.

Wahai peneroka dan generasi baru Felda, adalah fakta bahawa peneroka tidak pernah diambil pandangan berkenaan isu penyenaraian, pajakan tanah dan rampasan kuasa pengerusi Koperasi Felda.

Wakil kamu iaitu Pak Sam yang bergelumang dalam Felda berpuluh tahun lamanya tidak diperdulikan bantahan dalam Mesyuarat Lembaga Pengarah Felda malah apabila Pak Sam secara jujur memberikan pandangan, Pak Sam dimaki secara terbuka dan sebelum ini Pak Sam pernah menjadi sasaran anjing-anjing Isa Samad di dalam blog dan facebook.

Berbanding pandangan Pak Sam sebagai seorang yang arif dengan hal ehwal Felda dan kepentingan peneroka dengan Isa Samad dan Sabri Ahmad yang mempunyai track record buruk di Negeri Sembilan dan Sime Darby, siapa yang kamu rasa lebih jujur dan tidak berkepentingan mengemukakan pandangan.

Yakinlah, mereka yang dijanjikan dengan pink form untuk menjadikan mereka jutawan, dijanjikan kontrak-kontrak, jawatan CEO dan Lembaga Pengarah sebenarnya tidak pernah pedulikan nasib-nasib peneroka Felda dan anak-anak. Peneroka-peneroka bangkitlah dan suarakan kepada PM Najib bantahan kamu terhadap semua ini.

Selagi bicara kamu semua setakat di kedai kopi dan bilik tidur,selagi itu mereka fikir segala kekayaan Felda adalah milik mereka semata-mata.

Isa Samad dan Sabri Ahmad baru-baru ini telah memaksa SKMM menerima keahlian mereka menggunakan kuasa Menteri Koperasi dan mengarahkan Koperasi Permodalan Felda memanggil Mesyuarat Agung Luar Biasa pada 15 Januari 2012 untuk memaksa ahli menerima Isa Samad sebagai Pengerusi Koperasi.Mari kita berhimpun di Ibu Pejabat Felda dan berarak ke Putrajaya mendesak PM menyingkirkan Isa Samad dan menghormati keputusan-keputusan peneroka Felda!! -Puterikarimun





WINNING THE GENERAL ELECTION

Posted: 27 Nov 2011 08:51 AM PST

I have been receiving calls, SMS and emails over the last few days from persons I know and from some others whom I do not know, seeking to find out whether I still 'exit' or otherwise. Actually, my long silence was because I have been out travelling south to visit friends that I had missed since leaving the military service. It has now been almost 13 years since I discarded my uniform, and I suddenly felt a dying urge to meet up with those that had served me; particularly those who were with me early in my military career. It sure gave me great pleasure and satisfaction to meet them once again in their period of retirement and what is most satisfying is to know that most of their children have families of their own and are leading a successful life.

I have wanted to write during my travels but at the age of 68 this November, I realize how exerting my body gets after having been on the road for an entire day.

I am now back to what I was, and the first thing I did was to try and capture all that was available in the new media. I wasn't surprise to read that the PKR has thrown its biggest threat and challenge ever i.e. that they will take to the streets and force the government out if fraud is still prevalent in the upcoming general election. They also warned that any move to restrict the party of a peaceful gathering (to protest against an election fraud) will be met with street demonstrations that would be on a much larger scale than Bersih 2.0. They accused the Peaceful Assembly Bill tabled in Parliament recently as a move to thwart and deny any form of gathering and protest.

This is indeed a scary proposition, and if Bersih 2.0 could gather more than 50 thousand protestors, I think the next Bersih gathering (if ever it is to be organized) could easily marshal a much larger crowd. I am not saying this out of jest for there is already a brewing dissatisfaction and hatred against the government, particularly from among the younger generation for what they believe is the utter incompetence of the government to rein on the many issues inflicting society and the mismanagement of the country's wealth. They see the recent government spending mirrors that of compulsive spender that treats the nation's wealth as its very own Auto Teller Machine.

I say this without any inhibition, and what comes to mind is the poor handling by the government over the National Feedlot Center fiasco that puts the government at its worse in the eyes of civil society. They say that the NFC fiasco is outright abuse and thievery by those in power and the government's inaction to support the Auditor General's report has brought only shame to the nation. Sadly, ministers and politicians that had come out in support of the NFC are shameless idiots that clearly do not understand the difference between what is righteous and what is wrong, and the anger that they had caused from among civil society by supporting something that is so obviously wrong. I was told recently that the level of corruption and graft from among government officials (our sacred civil service) has reached a level that is beyond redemption and this is quite obvious when you see some shamelessly living beyond their means. Otherwise, how could there be so much of financial abuses and mismanagement as reflected in the Auditor General's report? And why have the government; its ministers and some politicians in particular acted adversely against the Auditor General's report is mind boggling. Are they saying that the Auditor General had lied, aimed at discrediting the government? Sure, the NFC fiasco has impacted upon the BN government's image and popularity, and what is worse; I think the BN government has lost several thousand votes because of its poor handling of the NFC.

As I was writing this article, I received an SMS telling me that parents are not too pleased to see BN politicians (some Ketua Bahagian or Ketua Cawangan) handing out the RM100 cash awards to students at some schools recently. They questioned whether the cash award is from the government i.e. tax payers money, or is it from party fund. If it is from tax payer's money, then politicians have no reason to be handing the cash award. It should be the teachers themselves or some education department officials (not politicians) that should be handing the cash award. It is public knowledge that the money is not from the BN party and rightfully, BN politicians should be out of this. But why has the Education Department allowed BN politicians to become Santa Claus, knowing that Christmas is still 3 weeks away? Or were there instructions from the Education Department itself to please the political masters?

I think this cash award to students by the government has gone a bit too far. I would agree if the cash award is given to students of rural schools like those in the estates and in the interior of Sabah, Sarawak and some in the peninsular. But extending it to students of private schools and to some well funded and premier schools, I think is stretching charity too far. I would have thought the money could be better used to upgrade schools that are in dire need of repairs; mainly rural schools.

With the GE nearing, there is already the excitement in the BN and the PR to go on an early campaign drive. While the BN has the mainstream media (MSM) to act as their 'propaganda machine', the PR has started their ground campaign into some of BN's stronghold, example the state of Johor and FELDA schemes. I think the BN should no longer be over reliant on the MSM to lead their campaigning, as most urban viewers/readers of the MSM has little to believe in the MSM. Rather, the new media has now taken the lead in reporting and there is no denying that the new media will be the people's focus in the days and weeks leading to the upcoming GE. I now believe that who so ever wins the new media campaign, wins the GE.

CRUSADE AGAINST CORRUPTION


Calon SPM Ditangkap Khalwat.

Posted: 27 Nov 2011 08:00 AM PST

Ledang – "Saya hanya berehat dan menonton televisyen di bilik ini."

Demikian alasan seorang calon Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) apabila dicekup berkhalwat bersama pasangannya oleh Penguatkuasa Pejabat Agama Daerah Ledang (PPADL), awal pagi kelmarin.

Remaja perempuan berusia 17 dan pasangannya berusia 27 itu ditahan dalam serbuan kira-kira jam 12.30 pagi ketika sedang berdua-duaan di dalam sebuah bilik di bengkel jentera di Serom 6, Sungai Mati, di sini.

Pelajar itu juga mendakwa dia datang ke bilik teman lelakinya itu sekadar untuk mengisi masa lapang kerana tiada kertas peperiksaan yang diduduki pada hari tersebut, selain akan pulang ke rumah di Muar sebaik sahaja selesai berehat di bilik itu.

Manakala, teman lelakinya adalah duda beranak dua dan baru sahaja bekerja di bengkel itu sejak sebulan lalu.

Kadi Daerah Ledang, Sulaiman Maidin berkata, berdasarkan aduan orang awam, sepasukan anggota yang diketuai Pegawai Penguatkuasa, Zainal Kadiran memeriksa bilik di bengkel itu.

Menurutnya, selepas mengetuk pintu dan memberi salam, seorang lelaki yang hanya berseluar dalam membuka pintu.

"Para penguat kuasa hanya me­nunggu kira-kira dua minit sebelum lelaki itu membuka pintu dan membenarkan pemeriksaan dijalankan.

"Pemeriksaan menemui seorang remaja perempuan memakai baju-T dan berseluar pendek sedang baring di atas tilam," katanya kepada Sinar Harian.

Sulaiman berkata, pasangan itu kemudiannya ditahan untuk siasatan lanjut kerana gagal menunjukkan sebarang dokumen mempunyai hubungan mahram atau suami isteri.

"Mereka dibawa ke Balai Polis Sungai Mati untuk dibuat laporan tangkapan sebelum dibawa ke Pejabat Agama untuk siasatan lanjut dan dijamin dengan jaminan keluarga masing-masing.

"Mereka ditahan dan didakwa di bawah Seksyen 27 (1) a b, Enakmen Kesalahan Jenayah Syariah Johor, 1997 yang boleh dikenakan denda tidak melebihi RM3,000 atau dua tahun penjara atau kedua-duanya sekali jika sabit kesalahan," katanya.

Ulasan GB

Gejala seperti di atas semakin menjadi-jadi. Tiada sebarang usaha serius untuk mengekangnya. Sistem kehidupan liar dan hedonistik meneyebabkan gejala-gejala maksiat bercambah dari ke sehari, tanpa mengira keadaan dan usia.

Apabila ada suara yang mengajak kepada sistem kehidupan luhur yang berteraskan aqidah disamping meletakkan hukuman kesalahan berpandukan kepada apa yang ditetapkan oleh Allah, suara sedemikian diperlecehkan.

Dan Allah akan buktikan bahawa sistem dan hukumanNya tetap benar dan tetap terbaik walaupun dibenci oleh orang yang engkar.


Raja Zarith Idris: Akidah diperkukuh masa bergereja

Posted: 27 Nov 2011 07:51 AM PST

Thanks to zorro-unmasked, I got to know about the Sunday Star columnist, Raja Zarith Idris and her column called 'Mind Matters'.

She wrote an article entitled 'Season of goodwill' today.

I reproduce a para from her article verbatim:
When I was at boarding school in England, I had to go to church every Sunday because it was part of the rules. My father advised me to consider it as part of my "education" and he had no doubt that the experience would strengthen rather than weaken my own faith.



Penipuan SPR-BN Didedahkan, Kawasan BN Dikecilkan Untuk Tambah Bilangan MP BN

Posted: 27 Nov 2011 06:55 AM PST

Pesara: Mengapa Pakatan sukar tawan Putrajaya

Seorang pesara menjadi tumpuan pihak pembangkang sewaktu pendengaran awam Jawatankuasa Pilihan Parlimen (PSC) bagi penambahbaikan pilihan raya, apabila beliau meminta mereka supaya melupakan sahaja niat untuk menawan Putrajaya di bawah sistem pilihan raya yang ada sekarang.

Dengan berbekalkan cetakan slaid pembentangannya, Ng Chak Ngoon yang menyifatkan dirinya sebagai seorang pesara, membentangkan kepada anggota panel PSC dengan graf yang menunjukkan 222 garisan, dengan setiap satu lebih tinggi daripada yang lain.

Graf itu, kata Ng di sesi pendengaran di Kota Kinabalu semalam, digariskan mengikut jumlah pengundi kawasan pilihan raya bagi pilihan raya umum 2008.

"Semua di sebelah kiri (biru) dimenangi oleh BN, di sebelah kanan (merah) dimenangi oleh pembangkang. Kawasan pilihan raya BN sangat kecil dan kawasan pembangkang sangat besar. Jadi, apa yang berlaku di sini?"

Beliau mendakwa, ia bukan secara kebetulan yang semua orang di kawasan yang besar suka pembangkang dan semua orang di kawasan pilihan raya kecil suka BN.

Sebaliknya, Ang mendakwa kawasan BN dipecahkan menjadi kawasan yang lebih kecil untuk menambah bilangan ahli parlimen mereka.

Menurutnya, kawasan pilihan raya yang paling kecil - Putrajaya yang diwakili BN - hanya mempunyai 6,008 pengundi - tetapi kerusi Kapar - yang dimenangi pembangkang - mempunyai 112,224 pengundi, iatu 17 kali lebih daripada Putrajaya.

"Jika kita pecahkan Kapar kepada saiz Putrajaya, anda akan mempunyai 17 ahli parlimen dari Kapar dan bukannya seorang sahaja."

Jika semua kerusi sama saiznya, kata Ng, pilihan raya umum lepas akan menyaksikan keputusan di mana BN dan Pakatan Rakyat hanya akan mempunyai perbezaan tujuh kerusi di Parlimen dan bukannya 140 dan 82 seperti dalam keputusan sebenarnya.

Beliau juga menganggarkan jika sesebuah parti bergantung kepada semua kerusi kecil untuk memegang kuasa, maka ia hanya akan memerlukan 15.4 peratus daripada jumlah undi untuk membentuk majoriti di Parlimen.

Oleh itu, katanya, jka pembangkang fikir mereka boleh menawan Putrajaya, mereka boleh lupakan sahaja niat tersebut. -mk

Ulasan GB

Penipuan sedemikian sudah lama dilakukan oleh SPR. Pecahan kawasan pilihanraya disasarkan untuk memberikan kelebihan kepada BN disamping cuba untuk mengurangkan bilangan ahli parlimen pembangkang.

Namun hukum kebenaran menyatakan setiap kemenangan dengan penipuan itu tiada berkatnya. Satu hari penipuan itu tetap terdedah dan BN akan hancur musnah hasil perancangan penipuan mereka sendiri. Yakinlah!


Janson's blobby story: Inspired by Nippon Paint blobby

Posted: 27 Nov 2011 06:24 AM PST

Vid taken using Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini pro.

This is the 'Nippon Paint Blobby' that Janson loved to bits.



BN Tergugat: MTUC Isytihar Perang Ke Atas BN Jika Akta Kerja Diteruskan

Posted: 27 Nov 2011 05:59 AM PST

Akta Pekerjaan: MTUC mahu MOU dengan Pakatan

Kongres Kesatuan Sekerja Malaysia (MTUC) bercadang untuk membentuk perjanjian persefahaman dengan Pakatan Rakyat untuk memansuhkan pindaan kontroversi ke atas Akta Pekerjaan.

Setiausaha kewangan MTUC, Alias Awang berkata, pemimpin Pakatan perlu menandatangani perjanjian persefahaman dengan MTUC untuk menyatakan sokongan yang lebih bulat ke atas usaha untuk memansuhkan undang-undang tersebut.

Dalam ucapannya di Kongres Nasional PKR hari ini, Alias berkata, beliau juga akan membawa usul untuk membentuk memorandum persefahaman itu di perhimpunan MTUC Selangor dan Wilayah Persekutuan pada 2 Disember depan.

"Saya akan bawa usul, kita akan beri cadangan kepada Pakatan, kena buat MOU untuk kita tunjukkan keikhlasan... Awak tolong saya, saya akan tolong awak," katanya lagi.
"Beliau yang mengisytiharkan perang ke atas kerajaan yang meluluskan undang-undang berkenaan juga berkata, MTUC akan membuat keputusan untuk menyokong parti yang usaha menarik balik undang-undang berkenaan.

Tambahnya, MTUC juga akan meneruskan siri perhimpunan untuk membantah pindaan ke atas Akta Pekerjaan yang diluluskan Dewan Rakyat sebelum ini.

Alias berkata, perhimpunan besar itu dijangka diadakan di hadapan bangunan Parlimen apabila undang-undang berkenaan diluluskan Dewan Negara pada 12 Disember, katanya dalam perbahasan di Kongres Nasional PKR hari ini.

Dalam ucapannya, Alias turut meminta para perwakilan supaya memberi sokongan penuh untuk hadir ke perhimpunan berkenaan, disambut dengan laungan "sokong pekerja" oleh para perwakilan berkenaan.

Tambahnya, parti dalam Pakatan perlu menyokong bantahan berkenaan memandangkan golongan pekerja membentuk sejumlah lima juta daripada keseluruhan jumlah pengundi.

"Kalau biarkan (pekerja) berjuang tanpa sokongan saya takut mereka beralih sokongan," kata ahli PKR itu lagi ketika membahaskan usul memartabatkan kaum pekerja.

Dewan Rakyat sebelum ini meluluskan Rang Undang-undang Pekerjaan (Pindaan), yang mengandungi 22 pindaan dan 17 peruntukan baru dengan dua seksyen dimansuhkan.

Rang Undang-undang itu dijadual dibentangkan di Dewan Negara pada persidangan Disember ini. -mk

MTUC isytihar 'perang' jika BN enggan batal pindaan Akta Kerja

Sebahagian daripada perwakilan yang mengikuti sidang Kongres Nasional PKR. – Foto oleh Choo Choy May

JOHOR BARU, 27 Nov — Kongres Kesatuan Sekerja Malaysia (MTUC) menegaskan badan induk pekerja itu akan mengisytihrkan perang ke atas kerajaan Barisan Nasional (BN) jika Rang Undang-undang Kerja 1955 dipinda di Dewan Negara 12 Disember ini.

MTUC sebelum ini membantah pindaan terbaru yang menyediakan peruntukan kontroversial sistem kontraktor bagi tenaga kerja.

Ia telah mengadakan piket pada 3 Oktober lalu di pekarangan Parlimen dan peringkat nasional pada 3 November. Seterusnya, satu perhimpunan di Shah Alam pada 2 Disember ini.

Setiausaha Kewangannya Alias Awang Ibrahim berkata, badan induk itu yang dianggotai 390 kesatuan akan menyokong mana-mana parti politik yang berjanji akan meminda pindaan-pindaan yang dibawa ke atas Akta Kerja sekarang.

"Jika ia diluluskan di Dewan Negara pada 12 Disember, maka MTUC akan mengisytiharkan perang ke atas mereka (kerajaan). Tiada ruang untuk berkompromi," kata beliau pada Kongres Nasional PKR di sini hari ini.

Pindaan itu sudah pun diluluskan oleh Dewan Rakyat pada 6 Oktober lalu dan kini tunggu giliran Dewan Negara.

MTUC sudah pun memberi amaran kepada Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Razak bahawa 5.7 juta pekerja akan membuat keputusan dalam pilihan raya umum ke-13 jika pentadbirannya enggan mendengar suara mereka.

Kongres itu telah menulis surat kepada Najib dan timbalannya Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin tetapi belum ada perkembangan positif setakat ini.

Minggu lalu, Pengerusi MTUC Bahagian Selangor dan Wilayah Persekutuan N. Gopal Kishnam memberitahu The Malaysian Insider bahawa pihaknya akan mengadakan perhimpunan di Shah Alam pada 2 Disember ini, tindakan susulan bagi menggesa Putrajaya agar menarik balik pindaan kontroversial Akta Kerja.

Perhimpunan dua jam itu akan merumuskan pendirian seterusnya dan deklarasi bagi menggesa kerajaan membatalkan peruntukan berkaitan dengan sistem kontraktor bagi tenaga kerja. -TMI



Laporan Audit Buktikan Pentadbiran Pakatan Rakyat Lebih Baik Dari BN

Posted: 27 Nov 2011 04:49 AM PST

Pentadbiran kewangan yang baik di empat negeri Pakatan Rakyat (PR) di akui oleh jentera kerajaan pusat sendiri menerusi laporan Ketua Audit Negara.

Timbalan Presiden PAS, Mohamad Sabu berkata, berdasarkan laporan Ketua Audit Negara, Pulau Pinang dan Selangor mengungguli dari segi pengurusan kewangan dengan menduduki dua kedudukan teratas.

Ini secara tidak langsung, katanya, memberi pengiktirafan kepada PR yang mentadbir negeri dengan jayanya di Pulau Pinang, Selangor, Kedah dan Kelantan berbanding negeri-negeri di bawah pentadbiran Barisan Nasional.

"Jangan dengar ucapan pemimpin PAS memuji pemerintahan Kelantan dan Kedah, jangan dengar ucapan pemimpin DAP memuji Pulau Pinang, sudah tentu pemimpin parti Keadilan memuji Selangor di sudut jaga kewangan jaga duit tetapi laporan orang tengah iaitu Audit Negara memberitahu bahawa negeri-negeri yang diperintah oleh Pakatan Rakyat jauh lebih baik menjaga wang rakyat daripada Barisan Nasional.

"Laporan Audit Negara meletakkan di antara negeri yang terbaik jaga kewangan nombor satu Pulau Pinang dan nombor dua Selangor," katanya dalam Majlis Makan Malam DAP ke-45 yangg memnghimpunkan lebih 10,000 orang di Kompleks Sukan Pandamaran di sini malam tadi.

Selama ini katanya, PAS yang mentadbir Kelantan lebih 20 tahun telah melakukan pelbagai perubahan yang sering dikritik BN. Tetapi akhirnya, kerajaan pusat yang ditadbir BN mengikut apa yang dilakukan PAS.

"Kelantan dihentam begitu dahsyat oleh BN terutama bila memulakan pembaharuan misalnya cuti bersalin 60 hari waktu itu bekerja pegawai kerajaan cuti dua hari.

"Di dalam parlimen kami dihentam, mereka kata PAS mengajar rakyat menjadi malas bekerja tetapi sekarang kerajaan pusat sendri kerajaan BN sendiri mengikut apa yang dibuat di Kelantan," katanya.

Sementara itu, Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim berkata, Kerajaan Selangor akan terus menjalakan pentadbiran yang mengutamakan kepentingan rakyat bersesuaian dengan program "Merakyatkan Ekonomi Selangor".

Katanya, tanggungjawab dan amanah itu perlu dipraktikkan setelah rakyat memberi mandat kepada PR dalam mengetuai Kerajaan Negeri.

"Kita di Selangor mahu tunjukkan bahawa kita boleh buat kerja kerana rakyat pilih kita bukan kerana hanya cakap sahaja tetapi rakyat pilh kita untuk kita buat kerja tunjukkan hasil kepada rakyat. Inilah yang kita laksanakan.

"Bajet kita untuk rakyat di Selangor. Hasil negeri untuk rakyat. 54 tahun kita tak ada slogan hasil negeri untuk rakyat, (yang ada) hasil negeri untuk Umno, hasil negeri untuk MCA dan hasil negeri untuk MIC," katanya. -tvsnews




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Porn star, MCA cannot perform. Blames opposition!

Posted: 27 Nov 2011 03:57 AM PST

Sunday November 27, 2011

Opposition cause of poor racial ties, says Chua

Is Chua really so concerned for the thousands of non-Muslims who will lose their jobs if Genting Highlands resort is shut down?

Is Chua not concerned for the many families who are going through hell because their family member is a compulsive gambler? There are many stories of suicides told and untold due to loses in gambling. Which is worse - to lose a job or to lose a life? Chua, you are a pretty pathetic porn star!


Kasih Kucing

Posted: 27 Nov 2011 03:09 AM PST

Semalam petang, salah seekor kucing Jannah telah terpadam hayatnya.
Sila pergi ke blogroll saya dan tekanlah blog I-AM-CHEEKY KITTY untuk cerita yang lebih sedikit..

Saya telah terburu2 pergi ke vet kami di Kuantan, kononnya dengan harapan dapat berjumpa dengan LV..seekor kucing muda yang sangat manjer, comel dan disayangi semua di rumah anak saya di Kota Damansara.
Jannah mempunyai 8 ekor kucing Parsi semuanya.
LV dibawa ke Kuantan dari KD untuk mendapatkan rawatan vet di sini.

Dengan perasaan hati melonjak2, saya masuk ke dalam kedai vet dan menanyakan di mana LV.
Hannan yang sudah berada di dalam kedai, menunjukkan carrier LV.
LV sudah keras dan terbujur di dalamnya.
"Ma, LV dah mati.."

"What?? Doc mana? Kenapa tak tengok LV?
Kenapa doc tak take a look at him?What happened?"
Macam2 lagi soalan2 bertubi2 dari seorang yang histerical sedih.

Sebelum itu, semasa berjumpa Harris di luar kedai, saya ingat dia tengah bersiar2 mengambil angin setelah penat perjalanan dari KL-Kuantan.
Rupanya, dia tengah senyap2 melelehkan airmata.
Kemudian barulah saya tahu.

Pernah sekali saja saya berjumpa LV..lebih kurang sebulan yang lalu.
Pandai dia 'berborak' walaupun dia tengah sakit ketika itu.

Pagi ini, pihak vet sini telah mengaturkan untuk mengkebumikannya di cawangan Cat Centre mereka di Alor Akar.
Petang semalam sudah terlalu senja.
Memang mereka selalu tolong berbuat begitu kalau ada permintaan sedemikian.

Kami di rumah memujuk hati..sebab kitaorang cat lovers pun ada 10 ekor kucing Parsi di rumah.

Baget nak shopping jarang ada..asalkan kucing2 kami dipelihara dengan baik.
*Tu pun dah miss banyak vaksin..Banun dah panik jugak..virus airborne banyak sekarang*

Banun berkata.."Ma, LV mati Awal Muharram.."..sambil meredhakan kematian LV pada hari baik bulan baik.

Kucing2 liar di luar rumah pun kami tidak abaikan.
Setiap hari saya hulurkan ayam goreng, ikan goreng..kalau ayam ada cili, kitaorang basuhkan dulu..mereka hanya mintak sedekah sikit dari kita..bukanlah banyak sangat.
Biskut2 kucing Parsi pun kadang2 diberikan..terutama pada sekor yang sakit gigi kat luar tu.

Pagi2 mereka dah berlonggok di luar menunggu.

Saya tidak pernah terbayang diri ini boleh menangis teresak2 untuk seekor kucing.
Memang dulu, saya mengaku saya bukan lah peminat kucing.
Perasaan sayang pada haiwan ini baru hanya lebih kurang dua tahun lebih.

Lama jugak saya meminta penjelasan kenapa agaknya kucing itu mati daripada vet suami-isteri.
Mereka pasangan vet yang sangat dihormati dan amat prihatin tentang haiwan peliharaan.

Pada saya, kucing seperti manusia.
Dia ingin dihargai, dibelai dan dahagakan kasihsayang.

Hidupnya hanya minta dipelukcium dan belas kasihan.
Kucing binatang yang sangat2 cerdik..dan amat pandai menghiburkan kita..'therapeutic'.

Bayangkan waktu sudah nazak, LV tidak berdaya berjalan, nak berak kencing pun dah tak larat.
Makan minum tak berselera, begitulah kita jugak manusia bila ajal hampir menjemput..
Ubat macam2 pun takdapat jugak menyelamatkannya.

Doc kata dia mati kemungkinan dalam perjalanan dari KL ke Kuantan.
Katanya, LV mati dalam kesakitan yang amat kronik..Astaghfirullahhal'azeem.

Saya tengah terbayang waktu malam2 bila dia bersendiri menanggung saat2 kesakitannya.
Ada masa2 Jannah bawak jugak masuk ke bilik dan mendukungnya.
Waktu LV kena seizures, dia terkencing dalam pangkuan Jannah, pun tuannya tak kisah.

Tetapi waktu dia downstairs sendirian, agaknya, betapa hibanya anak kucing ini..tidak dapat bersama tuan kesayangannya dan rakan2nya yang dapat tidur lena di bilik atas.
Entah berapa kali seizures agaknya diharungi dengan pahit bisanya.

Kebiasaannya dia dapat tumpang manjer dan bersukaria, saat2 itu semuanya sudah habis berlalu dan tidak akan kembali lagi.

Alahai LV,LV..:((


We Run KL

Posted: 27 Nov 2011 12:29 AM PST

 
That shoe looking device you see up there is my Nike 10K We Run KL 'finisher medal'. Most races, you get medals but Nike gives you a shoe like USB device. Well, at least it was way better than last year's toy memento. Pebbles, my regular medal model simply refused to pose with it ... LOL!
 
While the race was very nicely organized, save for that annoying teens syndrome (you can read all about it in my Happy Feet blog) I thoroughly enjoyed myself. It was a pretty easy route and the run took us through a scenic city route. How often does one get to run around the city anyway. Half the time, I'm stuck in jams along this route so it was nice actually being able to run faster than I can drive on a normal day in town :D

You can be sure of some pretty interesting stuff in most events organized by Nike. They don't really believe in doing things moderately so the moment we reached the race location, we could hear the upbeat music and the event emcee blaring away cheerfully on the speakers. It puts you in a pumped up mood.

Runners making their way to the event location ...
The location was awashed with a sea of red color running tees, the official 'must wear' top provided by Nike. This is the only run that I actually don't get to wear my own running attire cos the bib numbers are printed on the tees, hence the must wear advise.

They entire early morning atmosphere was loud and cheery and Joe Flizzow and Mizz Nina would be performing after the race ends a little later. Both the wife and me enjoyed watching the performance by Mizz Nina after our run before we headed for home. After all, it's not always we get to watch free performances :D

Mizz Nina in action ...
As mentioned above, the run was pretty enjoyable for me. Decided to go with a race strategy of keeping the heart rate in a comfortable zone rather than worry about pace. I thought it worked pretty well with me crossing the finish line in a time of 53:20, not too shabby for an easy 10K run. I just love it when a run comes together :D

Some of the runners checking out the Nike booths after the run ...
The wife did an awesome job with her run, shaving off a huge 6 minutes off her previous 10K run, making this a personal best. She's really amazing with her tenacity in trying to get better with each and every run. She gives her all and has come a long way for someone who hated running :D I'm really, really, really proud of her and am glad that she shares the same passion for running that I do. She's so into running that after the race, she came to me and said, she wished this was a half marathon ... LOL! After three back to back half marathons the past month, she's reveling in conquering 21K's.

I'm hoping Nike would consider increasing the event distance next year to something a little further than 10K. A half marathon distance would be awesome but I'd settle for a 15K even. I guess the logistics to handle a half marathon might just be a too much, especially in KL but one can dream, can't one?

With the end of that event, there's only one final race left for the year for the two of us which is the MPSJ 10K run next weekend. It's something I'm looking forward to since it's just a stone's throw away from where we live. I do my training on the race route quite a bit so I know each and every pothole along the route which will give me a chance do a speed run for this race.

After that final race, my marathon training programme seriously kicks into full swing and will start off with a 25K race on New Years day for the Newton run. Yes, I'm mad enough to be participating for a 25K race on the first day of year. Oh and the wife is also insane enough to join me ... LOL!

Here's wishing all my Muslim friends a blessed Maal Hijrah. Looking forward to tomorrow's public holiday to do more running!


Yoo are another Umno dog, cannot fight for Chinese

Posted: 27 Nov 2011 03:58 AM PST

MCA Youth Vice Chairman Yoo Wei How has slammed DAP and PKR as racist parties.

yoo wei howYoo (left) said after the challenge by PKR Youth Chief Shamsul Iskandar Md Akin to Umno to amend the federal constitution to ensure that only Malays can hold the position of Prime Minister, DAP Youth Chairman Anthony Loke Siew Fook then accused Shamsul of being a racist.

In a statement today, Yoo said, "This rebuttal of his is similar to seeing the faults in others but not in himself, because Loke is blind to the fact that his party is also racist.  It was a joke that PKR and DAP constantly portray themselves as multi-racial parties, as it was evident that both parties were still very much operating based on race. This is obvious when PKR said that Anwar would be the prime minister and Lim Kit Siang as the deputy prime minister. This in itself already shows their racism as both parties take into consideration the race of the people holding these the top two positions."

The fact is Yoo is another third class citizen like any other Malaysian Chinese but much worse, he is a dog serving its master Umno.

At least, Pakatan promises a Chinese as the DPM but can BN do it?

Obviously, Shamsul's challenge to Umno has been gravely misunderstood by many, sad to say, even those in the Pakatan.

Responding to a media report on PKR Youth chief Shamsul Iskandar Md Akin's policy speech on the matter of changing the constitutional to guarantee a Malay PM, Anwar said that Shamsul had merely posed a challenge to Umno.

Anwar said, "It is not the stand of the youth wing, PKR or Pakatan. Because Umno keeps talking about Malays, so (Shamsul Iskandar) challenges Umno if they are willing, but his stand is Malaysia is tied to the present constitution and the principles of fairness and justice."


Bahasa Melayu is a language of science*

Posted: 26 Nov 2011 05:37 PM PST


*This entry is the unedited version of my rebuttal to Datuk S. S Subramaniam's  letter Language of Science (StarEducate, 20 November 2011) which appears today in Sunday Star of StarEducate (page 5).

By Wan Ahmad Fayhsal WanAhmad Kamal, Research Fellow of Assembly of Intellectual Muslim (HAKIM)

I would like to clarify on few contentions raised by Datuk. S.S.Subramaniam in his letter "Language of the science" (StarEducate, Nov 20).

In that letter he lamented that Bahasa Malaysia as a "new language" isvery slow in coming to terms with modern scientific discourse. This premise isutterly false because there is no such a thing as Bahasa Malaysia. The correctname that he supposes to refer is Bahasa Melayu where the root of itsdevelopment begins more than 600-years ago especially in the advent of Islam inMalay Archipelago. If he meant Bahasa Melayu lacks the weight in supporting scientificdiscourse, in which this point currently becoming the staple argument forproponent of PPSMI (The Teaching and Learning of Science and Maths in English),this is also another red herring.

The richness and prowess of Bahasa Melayu in subsisting subrcientificdiscourse can be proven in the long history of Malay civilization. BahasaMelayu for the past 600-years has able to carry and produce plethora oforiginal and indigenous scientific works ranging from medicine, astronomy,mathematics, botany, craftsmanship, chemistry, and physics that has beenutilized and appropriated to the condition of the livelihood of the Malays inthis region not just at the level of small settlements but most importantly atthe level of civilizational where Malay sultanates were once reign supreme inthis region conducting trades and economic transactions with world super-powerof those days. These achievements could never be possible unless the Malaysthrough their language Bahasa Melayu, able to convey and develop their ownknowledge system for their civilizational advancement as portrayed in thehistory. The proof of their succesess and contributions had been showcased fromFebruary to June this year by Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia in the exhibitionentitled "Al-'Ilm: Science and Innovationin the Islamic World".

Further more, Bahasa Melayu as rightly deliberated by Tan Sri. ProfessorDr. Syed Muhammad Naquib Al-Attas, is also a member of vast network of Islamiclanguages such as Arabic, Persian, Urdu, and Turkish where many scientific keyterms are being shared across among each of them. All these great Islamiclanguages have churned out numerous accounts of scientific works that madeScientific Revolution possible in the West during the Renaissance andEnlightenment era.  Contemporary academicdiscourses especially in the West have already acknowledge how indebted theywere to the Islamic civilizations in bringing forth their scientific knowledgevia the translations of the works from its original language bearer whichmainly were Arabic and Persian into Western languages.  By altering Bahasa Melayu to Bahasa Malaysiawe have done great injustice to the language itself by cutting its originalroot and authority in which it has hinged upon the successes and potentials exemplifiedby the Malay civilization in the world history.

On the account of the biasness of policy-makers against English as acolonial and foreign language, this is not unfounded and unacademic assumption.Our early policy-makers understood well that Malaysia being a post-colonialcountry needs a solid foundation for its national education with its own identity rather than co-opting thelargesse of Colonial British.  Theformulation of our national education system is a two-pronged effort not justabout attaining advancement and prosperity in material sense but also in forgingthe national unity. This can be further testified through the formulation ofNational Culture Policy of 1971.  Fromthat policy ensued more robust development plan that suites our localsocio-cultural milieu that has stood the test of time in extending prosperityand avoiding calamity of the 1969 though there are still more room forimprovements. Bahasa Melayu definitely is the language where knowledgetransactions should occur especially with regard to scientific and any form ofintellectual discourses in Malaysia because it befits and compatible to localvalues within the backdrop of our socio-cultural milieu as agreed through theformulation of National Culture Policy 1971.

In contrast, modern western science, which transpired through Westernlanguages notably English, is indeed by nature, exhibiting colonialist tendency. This can be understood by closer reading of awork written by the father of modern science, Francis Bacon in his Novum Organum. Max Weber the greatGerman sociologist has also confirmed how modern science that emerged afterRenaissance and Enlightenment has disenchanted the realm of nature thatcurrently lead to serious problems in the realm of science and extending them furtherinto the life of modern man. Climate change, environmental destruction,extinction of species, and series of other global problems have been attributedto the dominant and imperialistictendency of modern science has upon humanity as testified by westernphysicist and thinker such as Fritjof Capra in his seminal work The Turning Point: Science, Society, and theRising Culture.

Colonialism in the Malay Archipelago has indeed to certain extend,stunted the development of Bahasa Melayu in becoming the main language ofscientific discourse. Indigenous knowledge that came into fruition under theaegis of Bahasa Melayu were systematically being displaced by colonial languageespecially English, resulting the dominant of Western science over traditionaland indigenous knowledge.

Modern sciences that currently persist in our education system are mainlydrawn from the Western scientific corpus that arose from the experience ofScientific Revolution in the West in the era of Enlightenment. Though there areuniversal benefits and values that we can shared and utilized from the Westernscientific achievements, yet still there are many things that deem incompatibleto our world-view for example on the teaching of Darwinian evolutionary theorythat has been subsumed into various knowledge disciplines such as sociology andeconomic. If incompatibility arises, it is due to the incongruence andunfounded basis that Western science has upon our indigenous sciences, forexample theory of evolution has never been integral to the Easternersespecially among the Muslim whereas the feud between Evolutionist andCreationist is never-ending in the West.

Currently Western world is in deep intellectual, cultural andspiritual crisis as manifested through series of unfortunate events in Europeand United States of America. It is an intellectual and cultural suicide for usto improve our livelihood by just using their knowledge system withoutcritically engaging upon their scientific discourse via our indigenousintellectual lenses. It is such a waste for us not to think on reviving ourvery own knowledge system that hinged upon our socio-cultural milieu wherelanguage is one of the main intrinsic foundations in the development of thoseindigenous sciences.

Since Bahasa Melayu is the national language of Malaysia, it is ourduty as Malaysians to spearhead the development of the language in acclimatizing it to contemporaryscientific challenges. We cannot just short-change ourselves on the basis ofutilitarianism and short-termism especially with regard to education, which bydefault is a value-laden pursuit forexcellence. Malaysia can show to the world the diversity that we have can begalvanized further not only at level of socio-cultural richness but alsoreviving civilizational glory in scientific discourse that fits into the realneeds and purposes of our people rather than blindly following the dictation offaceless multinational corporations. For that to be realized, one must be awareupon our national identity that was forged by our forefathers for us tostrengthen and refine in standing against another test of time.



Blog GB Akan Kembali Ke Alam Siber

Posted: 26 Nov 2011 10:54 PM PST

Alhamdulillah. Segalanya akan kembali seperti biasa.

Terima kasih kepada "semua" yang membantu. Sokongan, bantuan, dorongan dan doa semua pihak telah "menghidupkan kembali" blog KELAB GREENBOC yang tersangkut beberapa hari. InsyaAllah, blog ini akan dikemaskinikan bermula esok setelah mengharungi segala macam kepayahan da n kesusahan sebelum ini.

Sudah menjadi kebiasaan, bertahun-tahun, bahawa GB akan sering dengan laptop/komputer dalam banyak ketika. Sebelum ini, belum pernah berlaku di dalam kehidupan GB, sehari tanpa komputer.

Dan pada 23 November, GB diuji apabila kedua-dua sekali, komputer dan laptop GB tidak boleh berfungsi.

Perlu menangis? Perlu marah? Perlu berontak? Itu kerja tak siuman. GB perlu bersabar menumpuhnya. Kisah dibawah jauh lebih dasyat daripada GB:


Ketika Peperangan Uhud, Mus'ab bin Umair adalah salah seorang jeneral. Dia pembawa panji.

Peperangan itu, menyaksikan Mus'ab bin Umair bertempur ibarat singa. Namun, kerana dia memegang panji, tentera musyrikin berusaha untuk menjatuhkannya. Tangan kirinya yang memegang panji diserang hingga terpotong. Pantas dia memegang panji dengan tangan kanan. Dia terus bertempur. Akhirnya tangan kanan turut terpotong.

Mus'ab bin Umair, untuk mempertahankan panji yang mewakili maruah Islam, terus memegang panji dengan kedua puntung tangannya.
Akhirnya tubuhnya itu dihujani anak panah, menyebabkan dia tumbang syahid.


Kedua-dua tangannya dah hilang, pun masih terus memeluk erat bendera Islam dengan memegang bendera itu menggunakan kedua-dua tangan yang telah kudung!

Jauh sangat kecilnya ujian yang GB lalui berbanding dengan Mus'ab itu.

Apa-apa pun, GB cukup merasa terharu kerana ramai yang tampil ingin membantu.

GB tak tahu apa nak ucapkan selain menyerahkan kepada Allah untuk membalas segala budi baik tuan-puan semua.

Nantilah bila senang-senang GB akan menulis semula bab ini. Sekarang tengah berserabut, utamakan dan kedepankan dulu misi perjuangan.

Sementara itu, semua sumbangan tuan/puan tidak akan GB persiakan. Untuk mempastikan kelansungan blog ini, jika tuan/puan ingin menghulurkan sumbangan silalah email kepada GB di alamat greenboc@gmail.com untuk mendapatkan nombor akaun pemegang amanah blog ini.

Mari sama-sama kita teruskan perjuangan menegakkkan kebenaran dan keadilan.

TAKBIR!


sunday morning.

Posted: 26 Nov 2011 06:12 PM PST

woke up early in the morning n perform subuh prayer with family. ahh.. how i miss days like this. no one to tell me about school work. i need a break from all that. definitely. not happy with where i am (school) n the people i work with. too many dramas n too many fake emotions in the air.

went for a bbq session last nite at abglong's house. few anak ikans were there. on super hot bikes. yup. unfortunately, my anak ikan crew, nadia came in late, with her bf.huhu.

so, my plans today?

going to search for fabrics.saw this super cute fabric at ikea. im gona make a super cute curtain for my room. excited. im thinking of plain blue or purple n i will tie few pink ribbons on it.

planning to go for hair treatment session with nad. hopefully, this time she will bring me to a correct salon (pilih2, i boleh buat punya)

search for a carpet/rug to put in my room. looking for a plain black.

watch a movie.

hopefully a fruitful day for me ahead. insyaAllah.

salam maal hijrah everyone!
may we have His blessings every seconds in our lives.
insyaAllah.


Group protests against Assembly Bill

Posted: 26 Nov 2011 06:01 PM PST

Peaceful demo: The group protesting at KLCC park yesterday.
Source: http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2011/11/27/nation/9986218&sec=nation (27/11/2011)
KUALA LUMPUR: A group gathered at KLCC park to protest the proposed Peaceful Assem­bly Bill 2011. Dressed in yellow and carrying yellow balloons, the group assembled at the park at about 2pm yesterday and chanted slogans against the proposed Bill. They were told to disperse by the police and KLCC security personnel at about 2.45pm.
Also present were Klang DAP MP Charles Santiago and Segambut DAP MP Lim Lip Eng.
Campaign organiser Wong Chin Huat deemed the Bill unconstitutional. "We are here to illustrate that we as Malaysians can gather peacefully without disrupting public order," he said.
On whether the amendments to reduce the advance notice period from 30 days to 10 days was acceptable, Wong said it was not. "There are countries where organisers only need to give notice to the police a day before a gathering. An acceptable period should be one or two days," he added.
Meanwhile, a group of people gathered at Dataran Merdeka for a candlelight vigil at about 8pm. They marched to the Bar Council about 200m away and dispersed 30 minutes later.
Related news: 400 protest at KLCC against 'unconstitutional' bill http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/182520
NGOs protest Peaceful Assembly Bill in KLCC park http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/ngos-protest-peaceful-assembly-bill-in-klcc-park/



LEBIH INDAH JIKA KELANTAN DIBAYAR ROYALTI

Posted: 26 Nov 2011 04:12 AM PST

29 Dzulhijjah 1432 H | 26 November 2011

Kenyataan Timbalan Perdana Menteri, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin bahawa urusan kerajaan negeri Kelantan dan Persekutuan pasti menjadi lebih mudah dan "mengindahkan" jika PAS dan Umno boleh menjadi satu pasukan, disifatkan sebagai salah satu bukti jelas pengkhianatan Kerajaan BN terhadap rakyat Kelantan selama ini.

Sebaliknya sebagai Timbalan Perdana Menteri, beliau patut malu kerana membuat kenyataan seperti itu kerana ia jelas memperlihatkan sikap sebenar para pemimpin Umno BN yang tidak bertanggungjawab dan ingin lari dari melaksanakan tanggungjawabnya.  

Ketua Penerangan PAS Pusat, Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man berkata, dengan kenyataan Muhyiddin itu jelas menunjukkan Umno BN sengaja tidak mahu membayar royalti petroleum kepada kerajaan Kelantan disebabkan perbezaan parti, sekaligus bertentangan sama sekali dengan perjanjian yang telah dimetrai antara Kerajaan Kelantan dan Petronas.  

"Sememangnya amat memalukan jika seorang Timbalan Perdana Menteri tidak memahami perkara itu sehingga tergamak membuat kenyataan sedemikian.

"Disebabkan tidak berada dalam satu pasukan, BN sanggup menganiaya rakyat Kelantan sehingga tergamak memejamkan mata dengan perjanjian pembayaran royalti yang telah pun sah dimetrai sejak tahun 1975 lagi.

"Pada hal Kerajaan Persetuan tidak sepatutnya bertindak sedemikian. Ini bukan sekadar satu pelarian tanggungjawab, tetapi juga satu perlanggaran terhadap konsep federalisme," tegasnya.


Jokes About Engineers

Posted: 26 Nov 2011 02:30 PM PST

For all of you who are engineers... or love jokes...

Understanding Engineers #1


Two engineering students were biking across a university campus when one said, "Where did you get such a great bike?"

The second engineer replied, "Well, I was walking along yesterday, minding my own business, when a beautiful woman rode up on this bike, threw it to the ground, took off all her clothes and said,
"Take what you want."

The first engineer nodded approvingly and said,
"Good choice, The clothes probably wouldn't have fit you anyway."


Understanding Engineers #2


To the optimist, the glass is half-full.

To the pessimist, the glass is half-empty.

To the engineer, the glass is twice as big as it needs to be.

Understanding Engineers #3

A priest, an ophthalmologist, and an engineer were golfing one morning behind a particularly slow group of golfers.

The engineer fumed, "What's with those guys?
We must have been waiting for fifteen minutes!"

The doctor chimed in,
"I don't know, but I've never seen such inept golf!"

The priest said,
"Here comes the greens keeper. Let's have a word with him."

He said, "Hello, George. What's wrong with that group ahead of us?
They're rather slow, aren't they?"

The greens keeper replied, "Oh, yes. That's a group of blind firemen.
They lost their sight saving our clubhouse from a fire last year,
so we let them play for free anytime."

The group fell silent for a moment. Then the priest said,
"That's so sad. I think I'll say a special prayer for them."

The ophthalmologist added, "Good idea. And maybe I could examine
them to see if there's anything I can do for them."

They were silent for a moment.

Then the engineer said, "Why can't they play at night?"


Understanding Engineers #4


What is the difference between mechanical engineers and civil engineers?

Mechanical engineers build weapons.
Civil engineers build targets.

Understanding Engineers #5 

The graduate with a science degree asks, "Why does it work?"

The graduate with an engineering degree asks, "How does it work?"

The graduate with accounting degree asks, "How much will it cost?"

The graduate with an arts degree asks, "Do you want fries with that?"

Understanding Engineers #6 

Three engineering students were gathered together discussing who must have designed the human body. One said, "It was a mechanical engineer.
Just look at all the joints."

Another said, "No, it was an electrical engineer.
The nervous system has many thousands of electrical connections."

The last one said, "No, actually it had to have been a civil engineer.
Who else would run a toxic waste pipeline adjacent to a recreational area?"


Understanding Engineers #7
Normal people believe that if it ain't broke, don't fix it.

Engineers believe that if it ain't broke, it doesn't have enough features yet.


Understanding Engineers #8

An engineer was crossing a road one day, when a frog called out to him and said, "If you kiss me, I'll turn into a beautiful princess."

He bent over, picked up the frog, and put it in his pocket.

The frog spoke up again and said, "If you kiss me, I'll turn back into a beautiful princess and stay with you for one week."

The engineer took the frog out of his pocket, smiled at it
and returned it to the pocket.

The frog then cried out, "If you kiss me and turn me back into a princess, I'll stay with you for one week and do anything you want."

Again, the engineer took the frog out, smiled at it
and put it back into his pocket.

Finally, the frog asked, "What is the matter? I've told you I'm a beautiful princess and that I'll stay with you for one week and do anything you want. Why won't you kiss me?"

The engineer said, "Look, I'm a busy engineer.
I don't have time for a girlfriend. But a talking frog, now that's cool!"

-Author Unknown-

*Posted for laughs with no intention to offend anyone. Thanks to Angela who sent me this list of jokes.


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