Thursday, January 26, 2012

Kamal Ashnawi the world 1st Trillionaire?

Kamal Ashnawi the world 1st Trillionaire?


Kamal Ashnawi the world 1st Trillionaire?

Posted: 26 Jan 2012 08:57 AM PST


TheStar.com.my

some of the interesting QUOTES...

"I grew up in Tanjung Malim and my family here is very simple and ordinary. Nobody in my family talks about our royal blood and wealth. But my grandmother once told me: "You are special and, when the time comes, you will know."

They hiked up a mountain for four hours and reached a cave guarded by an old couple who, Kamal says, are immortals.

"If you tried to pass them without their blessing, you would cough blood and die," he said.

Inside the three-metre-high cave, Kamal saw gold bars stacked like a pagoda, US$15mil (RM46mil) in jade and US$10mil (RM31mil) in diamonds and stacks of US dollars.

"He said I was the reincarnation of Emperor Nurhaci (1661-1626) of China. He felt an energy on my head which was superhuman because an emperor, unlike an ordinary human, has to think more.

"I'm the reincarnation of two emperors of China," Kamal added.

He elaborated that a few years ago, the royal family decided he would be the sole administrator of the royal wealth kept in secret accounts in about 1,000 banks worldwide.

"This means that 86.7% of the world's money belongs to me," he said.


He produced an A4-sized paper with the photographs of the national treasure, the immortal couple and several "official-looking" letters from an international bank certifying he has an account of five trillion euros (RM20tril).

"That is a small amount. I have more money in other banks and institutions," he added.


Kamal has not made any withdrawal from the account as "it is not money that you can move just like that".

"The money is under the control of Indonesia, Germany, Britain, the US and the Euro Central Bank and I've got to go smooth with them," he said.

"I can't use the money directly but I will invest in certain projects. Like three trillion euros (RM12tril) to green a desert in China."


Born in the year of the dragon, Kamal believes 2012 is his year. In March, he says he will negotiate with institutions such as the IMF to be recognised as the Emperor of Indonesia.


Orang Cina Ada Sebab Kukuh, Mengapa Kena Pangkah “Bulan”!

Posted: 26 Jan 2012 10:39 AM PST

Kemaman - Walaupun datang dari keluarga penyokong kuat parti MCA, Vincent Lee menyeru seluruh rakyat khususnya kaum Tionghua Terengganu agar memilih PAS dengan memangkah simbol "bulan" pada Pilihan Raya Umum (PRU) ke-13, akan datang.

Beliau berkata ayah dan datuknya adalah ahli seumur hidup MCA, namun menurutnya beliau memilih PAS sebagai wadah perjuangan kerana prinsip-prinsip agama Islam merangkumi semua aspek kehidupan.

Naib Pengerusi Dewan Himpunan Penyokong PAS (DHPP) Pusat itu menjelaskan, DHPP adalah "jambatan" penghubung antara PAS dengan bukan Islam.

"Saya sendiri datangnya dari keluarga parti MCA. Ayah dan Datuk saya ahli seumur hidup MCA. Sejak tahun 2004, saya menyertai Kelab Penyokong PAS dan peranan kita sebagai "jambatan" kepada parti PAS dengan kaum bukan Islam," ujarnya ketika ditemui selepas Majlis Bersama Kaum Tionghua yang dianjurkan oleh Majlis Tindakan Dewan Undangan Negeri (Dun) Chukai, di Kampung Dusun Nyior, Chukai, pada Rabu 23 November lalu.

Vincent Lee berkata, rakyat dan pengundi hari ini mempunyai sebab kukuh untuk memilih PAS pada pilihan raya akan datang.

Menurutnya, peluang kerajaan Umno dan Barisan Nasional (BN) memerintah negara selama lebih 50 tahun boleh dinilai dan rakyat mesti memberi peluang kepada Pakatan Rakyat

"Pesanan saya satu sahaja kepada rakyat pangkah bulan (PAS) dalam pilihan raya akan datang. Kita (rakyat) kena pangkah bulan dan ada sebab cukup kukuh kenapa kena pangkah bulan, itu yang paling penting.

"Sebab dalam tempoh 50 tahun Barisan Nasional memerintah terlalu banyak kepincangan dan penyelewengan.

"Sekurang-kurangnya, beri Pakatan Rakyat satu penggal dan jika kita (Pakatan Rakyat) tidak betul, anda (rakyat) boleh undi mana-mana parti yang anda suka. Beri peluang kita mentadbir negeri dan negara," jelasnya.

Beliau yang juga Ketua DHPP Wilayah Persekutuan menjelaskan selagi Pakatan Rakyat tidak berjaya menguasai "Putrajaya" banyak perkara tidak boleh dilaksanakannya.

Katanya, kuasa memerintah di Putrajaya boleh merubah segala-gala hasrat dan cita-cita kerajaan Pakatan Rakyat.

"Kita(Pakatan Rakyat) sepatutnya diberi peluang memerintah. Selagi kita tidak 'menjejakkan' kaki ke Putrajaya, dalam aspek negeri amat terhad sekali. Sebab banyak 'kuasa' berada di Putrajaya.

"Contohnya, harga barangan seperti minyak tidak boleh diturunkan di peringkat negeri tetapi boleh jika menguasai peringkat pusat. Selagi Pakatan Rakyat belum berpeluang menjejak kaki ke Putrajaya perkara itu tidak dapat dilaksanakan," tegasnya.

Sementara itu, beliau mengakui, kaum Tionghua telah banyak berubah dan tidak lagi 'phobia' kepada PAS dan agama Islam.

Menurutnya, sebelum ini orang Cina takut kerana mereka tidak mendapat maklumat yang sebenarnya tentang PAS dan Islam.

"Sebelum ini, kaum Cina takut sekali dengan parti PAS dan yang paling asas sekali 'ketakutan' mereka mengenai makanan, kebudayaan dan agama.

"Kita (DHPP) yang memperkenalkan isu-isu, dasar dan prinsip-prinsip sebenar mengenai maklumat yang lebih tepat tentang parti PAS," ujarnya

Hadir sama pada majlis tersebut Pengarah MTD Chukai, Hanafiah Mat dan Naib Ketua DHPP Terengganu, Lip Woon Chang. -BuletinOnline




English Setter Risk Of Extinction

Posted: 26 Jan 2012 08:00 AM PST

25 January 2012
Last updated at 01:33 GMT











UK native dog breeds 'at risk of extinction'

By Paul Rincon
Science editor, BBC News website






The English Setter has seen a steep decline in registrations over 10 years



 
Native
dog breeds such as the English Setter are being pushed towards
extinction by the growing popularity


The Sokal Affair

Posted: 26 Jan 2012 06:53 AM PST

Did you know that Wikipedia contains many interesting articles? Here's one on a publishing hoax!

According to Wikipedia:

The Sokal affair, also known as the Sokal hoax, was a publishing hoax perpetrated by Alan Sokal, a physics professor at New York University. In 1996, Sokal submitted an article to Social Text, an academic journal of postmodern cultural studies. The submission was an experiment to test the publication's intellectual rigor and, specifically, to learn if such a journal would "publish an article liberally salted with nonsense if it (a) sounded good and (b) flattered the editors' ideological preconceptions."

The article "Transgressing the Boundaries: Towards a Transformative Hermeneutics of Quantum Gravity", published in the Social Text Spring/Summer 1996 "Science Wars" issue, proposed that quantum gravity is a social and linguistic construct. At that time, the journal did not practice academic peer review and did not submit the article for outside expert review by a physicist.

On its date of publication (May 1996), Sokal revealed in Lingua Franca that the article was a hoax, identifying it as "a pastiche of Left-wing cant, fawning references, grandiose quotations, and outright nonsense . . . structured around the silliest quotations [by postmodernist academics] he could find about mathematics and physics".

The resultant academic and public quarrels concerned the scholarly merit, or lack thereof, of humanistic commentary about the physical sciences; the influence of postmodern philosophy on social disciplines in general; academic ethics, including whether Sokal was right or wrong to deceive the editors and readers of Social Text; and whether the journal had exercised the appropriate intellectual rigor before publishing the pseudoscientific article.

READ MORE HERE.


Navy SEALs Rescue Hostages in Somalia

Posted: 26 Jan 2012 06:31 AM PST

Night Mission Leaves 9 Captors Dead, After Weeks of White House Planning.

By JULIAN E. BARNES, NATHAN HODGE and ADAM ENTOUS

Jumping out of an Air Force plane flying high enough to avoid puncturing the nighttime silence, members of a Navy SEAL team parachuted into Somalia's darkness to rescue two aid workers, an American and a Dane, from their three-month captivity.

The operation, which unfolded early Wednesday local time in a remote region of Somalia, extracted the two hostages unharmed and left their nine captors dead, according to the U.S. military. It represented the first public report of an extended U.S. ground raid in that country since a 1993 operation in Mogadishu that left 19 American service members dead and prompted the U.S. to withdraw from Somalia.

The raid was planned and carried out after U.S. officials developed intelligence on the hostages' location and information that raised concerns about the deteriorating health of Jessica Buchanan, a 32-year-old American originally from Ohio. "There was a window of opportunity for military success," Navy Capt. John Kirby, the chief Pentagon spokesman, said Wednesday. "Within the last week or so, we were able to connect enough dots to make the decision."

The operation was the culmination of weeks of secrecy and strategy sessions among officials at the White House, the Pentagon and U.S. military commands abroad, according to defense and senior administration officials. The plan was propelled by the urgency of freeing Ms. Buchanan and Poul Hagen Thisted, a 60-year-old Danish man. Working for a Danish nonprofit group that removes land mines from conflict zones, the two were taken hostage Oct. 25, 2011, by gunmen with unknown motives.

The White House and top Pentagon officials tracked the situation from that day, officials say. On Nov. 23, the White House held a formal meeting of the national security staff to discuss it. Officials appear to have been uncertain then of where the two were being held. At that meeting, President Barack Obama directed that the efforts to find Ms. Buchanan continue, a senior administration official said.

By January, U.S. officials appear to have homed in on the location, near Gadaado, Somalia, east of the Ethiopian border. Last week, aides briefed Mr. Obama on new intelligence reports that Ms. Buchanan's health was deteriorating. Administration and military officials didn't provide details of Ms. Buchanan's health condition, citing privacy restrictions. Members of her family couldn't be located to comment Wednesday.

Don Meyer, the president of Valley Forge Christian College, the Pennsylvania school from which Ms. Buchanan graduated, said the college community was "grateful" for the rescue by the U.S. commandos. "I'm glad they are on our side," he said. John Brennan, the president's senior counterterrorism adviser, began providing Mr. Obama daily updates, noting that a rescue attempt was likely imminent.

To carry out any rescue, the military chose a commando team that included members of SEAL Team Six, the elite special mission unit that carried out the May 2011 raid into Pakistan that killed Osama bin Laden. On Saturday, senior national-security officials held a video teleconference to discuss rescue options, the senior administration official said. At a Monday evening meeting with Mr. Brennan in the White House residence, Mr. Obama authorized the operation.

On Tuesday evening in Washington, before leaving to watch Mr. Obama deliver his annual State of the Union address, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta watched the raid unfold on a video link at the White House. The Air Force provided overhead video of the raid as it unfolded, officials said. Across the world, an Air Force plane ferrying the commandos had taken off from an undisclosed location and flew over Somalia, close to the Ethiopian border. The commandos jumped out.

They were on the ground for about an hour. The SEALs found the encampment where nine armed men were holding the two captives. They reported that there were also explosives at the location. Military officials provided few details of the armed encounter, including how the hostages were being held or the details behind the fight that left the captors dead. Provisions had been made to detain anyone who surrendered but the SEAL team didn't take prisoners, defense officials said. After the team freed Ms. Buchanan and Mr. Thisted, Army helicopters landed to ferry the SEAL team and the rescued hostages to safety.

The president was told at 6:43 p.m. that Ms. Buchanan and Mr. Thisted had been rescued and were safe. At 9 p.m., as he entered the House chamber to deliver his address, Mr. Obama turned to Mr. Panetta to tell him, "Good job tonight." After the speech, Mr. Obama spoke with Ms. Buchanan's father to inform him of the successful rescue mission, administration officials said.

The first stop for the freed hostages was a U.S. base in nearby Djibouti, Camp Lemonnier. Military officials declined to say later whether the hostages remained there or were taken elsewhere, saying they were at a medical facility in the region.

For the military, Tuesday's raid represented something of a return to Somalia. Under the Bush and Obama administration, the military has conducted occasional strikes at suspected terrorists. But until Tuesday, there hadn't been a public report of an extended ground raid. U.S. ground forces have mostly steered clear of the country since 1993. That year, U.S. special operations forces trying to capture Somali warlords ended up battling militants in a clash that left hundreds of Somalis and 19 American service members dead.

Pentagon officials said they haven't confirmed whether the captors holding Ms. Buchanan and Mr. Thisted had direct ties to pirates, characterizing them only as criminals. Still, military officials said that some pirates move between trying to capture ships and other criminal activity.

Emmanuel Ksiangani, a senior researcher at the South Africa based Institute for Security Studies who monitors Somalia, said the raid was unlikely to deter kidnappers in that country, parts of which has been buffeted by waves of drought, famine and armed conflict over the last two years.

"This doesn't change the dynamic of these people having no other source of livelihood and so they will try again," said Mr. Ksiangani. "They will use this as a propaganda tool. Even if these were criminal elements, they will say they killed innocent people and try to capitalize on the deaths of Somalis to create resentment against the United States." Wall Street Journal.

—Solomon Moore contributed to this article.


Roadshow Hassan Ali Akan Dedah Pekungnya Sendiri

Posted: 26 Jan 2012 07:26 AM PST

Banyak bercakap risiko dedah kelemahan

SHAH ALAM – Pakatan Rakyat (PR) Selangor tidak akan tergugat siri jelajah anjuran bekas Exco Kerajaan Negeri, Datuk Dr Hasan Mohamed Ali yang dikatakan akan mendedahkan segala kelemahan dan kepincangan pentadbiran Kerajaan Negeri itu.

Pesuruhjaya Pas Selangor, Dr Abdul Rani Osman berkata, Hasan boleh mendedahkan apa sahaja isu dalam siri jelajahnya, tetapi Pas Selangor juga sudah bersedia memberikan serangan balas setiap apa yang akan didedahkan beliau.

"Pas Selangor tidak bimbang kerana setiap kali beliau buat roadshow, rakyat akan lagi kenal siapa beliau. Makin banyak bercakap, makin banyak perkara negatif akan keluar.

"Jadi, rakyat boleh menilai sendiri siapa beliau. Malah bila bertemu rakyat di warung-warung, rakyat memberikan imej negatif tentang beliau termasuk ahli Umno sendiri. Banyak yang pertikai apa dikata beliau selama ini," katanya.

Sementara itu, Pengerusi DAP Selangor, Teresa Kok berkata, tindakan Hasan itu juga seolah-olah akan mendedahkan kelemahan diri sendiri.

Teresa berkata, dalam Kerajaan Negeri, Hasan adalah seorang pemimpin 'senior' berbanding Exco Kerajaan Negeri lain di mana panda­ngan Hasan selalunya akan didengar, dihormati dan diikuti.

"Beliau seorang anggota yang penting dalam kerajaan ketika itu, jadi apa yang mahu beliau dedahkan? Saya sendiri tidak tahu apa lagi yang mahu dikritik oleh beliau tentang Kerajaan Negeri.

"Jadi, apa-apa kritikan yang dilemparkan oleh beliau, mungkin akan terkena kepada beliau sendiri kerana beliau juga yang membuat keputusan bersama," katanya. -SH

Azmin: Pakatan sedia gempur serangan Hasan Ali

PETALING JAYA - Pimpinan Pakatan Rakyat (PR) bersiap sedia menghadapi serangan balas bekas Exco Selangor, Datuk Dr Hasan Ali dalam mempertahankan kedudukan yang lebih selesa di Selangor.

Timbalan Presiden PKR, Azmin Ali berkata, Kerajaan Negeri yakin dengan segala bukti dan fakta yang dikumpulkan mampu menangkis serangan yang dilakukan Hasan dalam siri jelajahnya.

Katanya, persiapan itu bagi memastikan PR tidak terlibat dengan tuduhan yang tidak berasas mahupun fitnah.

"Kami bersedia untuk menjawab malah telah me­ngumpulkan fakta-fakta kerana tidak mahu terlibat dengan tuduhan tidak berasas dan fitnah. Kami telah melihat di mana kekuatannya, kami telah melihat siapa penganjur dan kami sudah tahu siapa di belakang Hasan.


"Kita serah kepada rakyat dan yakin rakyat cukup matang untuk menilai kenyataan itu sama ada berasas atau tidak atau sekadar emosi kerana dipecat oleh parti," katanya kepada Sinar Harian dalam wawancara eksklusif di pejabatnya, semalam.

Menurut Azmin, kenyataan yang dilontarkan Hasan yang lantang mengkritik parti sebelum ini amat mengecewakan, kerana kenyataan itu tidak berlandaskan semangat PR.

"Hasan perlu berterus terang kepada rakyat apakah tindakannya itu atas kehendak atau keinsafan dirinya sendiri atau beliau sanggup diperlembukan oleh anasir luar.

"Beliau yang perlu berterus terang. Saya tidak mahu membuat spekulasi," katanya mengulas apakah tindakan Hasan yang lantang mengkritik parti dipengaruhi oleh anasir luar mahupun sikapnya sendiri.

Azmin yang juga Ahli Parlimen Gombak berkata, tindak tanduk dan kenyataan Hasan jelas telah melanggar dasar bersama Pakatan.

Justeru itu, beliau telah melontarkan cadangan kepada Pas.

"Saya minta Pas ambil tindakan yang sewajarnya. Apa bentuk tindakan, saya serahkan kepada kebijaksanaan kepimpinan Pas. Saya yakin apa yang dilakukan kepimpinan Pas telah mengambil kira maklum balas anggota parti dan Kerajaan Negeri.

"Saya tidak menentukan jenis hukuman yang sepatut­nya, kerana sebagai Exco Selangor, beliau sepatutnya bertanggungjawab mempertahankan dasar negeri yang telah dimuafakati secara bersama oleh PR.

"Jangan dicari salah orang lain, sama ada saya atau Ketua Umum PR Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. Tiada kaitan, ini keputusan yang dibuat oleh Pas," katanya.

Mengulas berhubung parasit parti yang didakwa Hasan berlaku dalam kepimpinan Pas, Azmin berkata, beliau (Hasan) adalah parasit dan musuh dalam selimut.

Beliau turut bersetuju de­ngan artikel tokoh aktivitis Pas, Subky Latif yang menggambarkan Hasan sebagai buah buruk yang menunggu gugur, dijolok jatuh, tidak dijolok pun tetap akan jatuh.

"Bagi saya keputusan kepimpinan Pas memecat Hasan adalah atas pertimbangan. Hasan adalah parasit dalaman parti dan musuh dalam selimut.

"Saya cukup menghormati pucuk kepimpinan Pas, berani bertegas dan berani memberi isyarat keras supaya jangan menjadi musuh dalam selimut dalam Pakatan kerana muafakat yang cukup jelas atas dasar bersama," katanya.



Chua Soi Lek Dibidas Cuba Takutkan Cina

Posted: 26 Jan 2012 05:42 AM PST

Cuba takutkan Cina: DHPP bidas Soi Lek

KUALA LUMPUR, 26 Jan: Kenyataan Presiden MCA, Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek ternyata tidak berasas dan menyimpang jauh dengan realiti sebenar yang berlaku dalam masyarakat, terutama membabitkan kaum Cina di negara ini.

Sebaliknya, sokongan kaum Cina terhadap Barisan Nasional (BN) ternyata semakin merosot berbanding sokongan yang diberikan oleh mereka terhadap Pakatan Rakyat yang semakin meningkat dari sehari ke sehari.

Naib Ketua Dewan Himpunan Penyokong PAS (DHPP) Pusat, Vincent Lee (gambar di atas) menegaskan, bagi PAS sendiri lebih-lebih lagi dengan adanya DHPP, sokongan kaum Cina terhadap PAS ternyata semakin kuat.

Menurutnya, perkembangan tersebut berlaku ekoran orang-orang Cina di negara ini ternyata semakin faham dengan perjuangan PAS untuk menegakkan Islam yang pasti akan memberikan keadilan kepada semua penduduk di negara ini dan ketelusan.

Katanya, dalam masa yang sama, sokongan orang-orang Cina terhadap DAP turut meningkat, sejajar dengan perjuangan parti itu yang juga untuk keadilan dan ketelusan bersama-sama dengan PAS.

"PAS adalah satu-satunya parti di negara ini yang berlandaskan agama iaitu Islam, manakala pada asasnya pula setiap agama memperjuangkan keadilan dan ketelusan.

"Itulah yang menyebabkan orang-orang Cina turut menyokong PAS, lebih-lebih lagi dengan adanya DHPP yang menjadi jambatan antara PAS dan orang bukan Islam," katanya ketika dihubungi Harakahdaily, di sini, hari ini.

Chua Soi Lek ketika membangkitkan isu mengenai undang-undang Islam di negara ini mengatakan bahawa masyarakat Cina kini mula kembali ke pangkuan BN kerana mereka sedar sokongan mereka kepada DAP akan membuka jalan kepada PAS untuk berkuasa.

"PAS yang akan menjadi parti dominan. PAS yang akan memberi arahan, PAS yang akan memerintah jika mereka (pembangkang) berkuasa.

"Ini adalah sesuatu yang komuniti Cina perlu sedar - pengundi DAP berikan kuasa kepada DAP, memperkuatkan DAP (dan) membuka jalan kepada PAS yang akan berkuasa di peringkat pusat," katanya seperti yang dilaporkan media semalam.

Bekas Menteri Kesihatan itu berkata, PKR tidak mampu bersaing dengan parti Islam itu dalam soal organisasi, disiplin parti dan yang lebih penting, kesetiaan ahli sambil menyifatkan parti itu lebih lemah dalam gabungan tiga parti tersebut dalam Pakatan Rakyat.

Menurut Vincent, bagi orang-orang Cina di Malaysia sekarang, mereka tidak lagi boleh dipengaruhi dengan kenyataan yang bukan-bukan dari Umno BN yang memburuk-burukkan PAS kerana perjuangan PAS sudah difahami oleh mereka.

"Begitu juga jika mereka menggunakan isu hukum hudud. Ini sudah tidak memberikan sebarang kesan buruk bagi sokongan orang-orang Cina terhadap PAS kerana semua itu sudah difahami dengan jelas oleh orang-orang Cina setelah mereka memahami perjuangan PAS.

"Malah jika isu hukum hudud ditimbulkan, masyarakat Cina pasti akan tahu dengan sendirinya bahawa pilihanraya sudah semakin dekat kerana isu mengenai hukum hudud akan ditimbulkan oleh Umno BN setiap kali menjelang pilihanraya.

"Dengan itu, orang-orang Cina dengan sendirinya akan lebih bersiap sedia untuk menghadapi pilihanraya dengan memberikan sokongan kepada PAS," jelasnya.

Begitu juga jika ditimbulkan isu kononnya DAP perkudakan PAS, tambahnya, juga tidak akan berhasil kerana orang-orang Cina sendiri tahu realiti sebenarnya dalam Pakatan Rakyat.

Katanya, setelah gagal mempengaruhi orang-orang Cina dengan isu-isu seperti itu, kini Soi Lek pula membangkitkan perkara itu untuk menghalang sokongan orang Cina terhadap DAP dan PAS, tetapi ia tetap juga tidak berhasil.

"Orang-orang Cina sendiri sudah tahu dalam Pakatan Rakyat berbeza dengan BN yang tidak terdapat parti yang dominan. Sebaliknya dalam Pakatan Rakyat semua parti mempunyai peranan yang selari," tegasnya.

"Perkara itu tidak berlaku dalam BN kerana Umno yang menjadi parti dominan dalam BN. Jadi jika benar itulah yang menjadi puncanya, Soi Lek kenalah berikan alasannya, bukannya dengan hanya mengeluarkan kenyataan seperti itu kerana kenyataan Soi Lek itu hanyalah kenyataan politik dan tidak tepat sama sekali," katanya.

Beliau juga menegaskan, kerjasama erat antara DAP dan PAS sememangnya sudah tidak boleh dinafikan oleh sebarang pihak, malah sekiranya Pakatan Rakyat berkuasa atau mencapai kemenangan dalam PRU Ke-13, DAP telah berjanji untuk terus memberikan sokongan kepada Datuk Seri Ir Nizar Jamaluddin dari PAS untuk menjadi Menteri Besar Perak. -HD

Sokongan Cina kepada DAP akan beri PAS kuasa, kata Soi Lek

KUALA LUMPUR, 25 Jan — Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek membangkitkan isu undang-undang Islam di Malaysia, mengatakan masyarakat Cina mula kembali ke pangkuan Barisan Nasional (BN) kerana mereka sedar sokongan kepada "DAP akan membuka jalan kepada PAS untuk berkuasa."

"PAS menjadi parti dominan. PAS yang akan memberi arahan, PAS yag akan memerintah jika mereka (pembangkang) berkuasa.

"Jika mereka berkuasa, PAS akan memerintah," kata Presiden MCA kepada The Malaysian Insider dalam temubual ekslusif minggu lalu.

Dr Chua menegaskan ia adalah fakta dan menafikan ia hanya strategi untuk meraih semula sokongan komuniti Cina pada pilihan raya umum akan datang.

"Ini adalah sesuatu yang komuniti Cina perlu sedar - pengundi DAP berikan kuasa kepada DAP, memperkuatkan DAP (dan) membuka jalan kepada PAS, yang akan berkuasa di peringkat pusat," katanya.

Dr Chua mengingatkan PAS "hari kemenangan" akan berlalu dengan pantas dan mentertawakan sebarang kemungkinan PKR akan menjadi parti dominan dalam Pakatan Rakyat.

Katanya, PKR tidak mampu bersaing dengan parti Islam itu dalam soal organisasi, disiplin parti dan yang lebih penting, kesetiaan ahli, menyifatkan parti itu lebih lemah dalam gabungan tiga parti itu.

Bekas menteri kesihatan ini berkata PKR berkeyakinan dalam mengetuai barisan pembangkang ke Putrajaya namun ia telah menghadapi masalah dalaman iaitu "pembelot" dari pemimpin penting mereka.

"PKR mungkin satu-satunya parti di dunia yang begitu yakin dapat menawan Putrajaya, satu-satunya parti yang mendakwa akan menang tetapi mempunyai banyak masalah.

"Ia satu-satunya parti yang mempunyai paling ramai ahli meninggalkan parti, 50 pemimpin utama meninggalkan PKR termasuk 12 atau 13 wakil rakyat yang secara terbuka mengatakan mereka kecewa dengan PKR," kata Dr Chua.

Pada pilihan raya umum 2008, wakil rakyat PKR paling ramai di Parlimen dengan 31 orang, berjaya menawan lima negeri dan memperoleh 83 kerusi Parlimen bersama Pakatan Rakyat.

Namun PKR berdepan dengan satu persatu "pembelot" dalam parti itu selepas pilihan raya umum 2008.

Kemudian PKR gagal mempertahankan kerusi Parlimen Hulu Selangor dalam pilihan raya kecil sebelum enam ahli Parlimen mereka berindak keluar parti dan kini menyebabkan DAP mempunyai jumlah yang paling besar di Parlimen dengan 28 orang.

Untuk mengelakkan kejadian sama berulang Ketua Umum PKR Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim berkata parti itu akan meletakkan 40 peratus calon baru dengan membariskan profesional dan aktivis.
-TMI



Hindraf terus bersama ABU

Posted: 26 Jan 2012 03:27 AM PST

Hindaf terus bersama ABU dan mendokong usaha menukar parti pemerintah kerajaan Malaysia - Waythamoorthy klik http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/2012/01/26/brother-its-uthayakumars-personal-view/


GEORGE TOWN: P Uthayakumar's statement that Hindraf Makkal Sakti has withdrawn its support for the Anything But Umno (ABU) movement is his personal stand, said his brother.

According to Hindraf Makkal Sakti chairman Waythamoorthy, the movement respected Uthayakumar's view, but had reached a collective stand to the contrary.

He said Hindraf's official stand was to fully support and cooperate with ABU because "ousting Umno from Putrajaya is a common goal for all."

"We in Hindraf respect his views though collectively we differ from his personal opinions. Hindraf's voice is a mix of its grassroots supporters, not based on an individual," he added.

Yesterday, Human Rights Party (HRP), Hindraf's political offshoot, information chief S Jayathas issued a statement that a five-member Hindraf supreme council had decided to pull out from ABU.

The statement advised supporters not to attend any future ABU forums, in light of the violent attack on Hindraf activists in Jalan Kebun, Shah Alam on Jan 21.

The statement also listed Uthayakumar as Hindraf's de facto leader.

However, when contacted this morning, Jayathas failed to clarify who appointed Uthayakumar to this post and when was it done.

Asked why Uthayakumar had previously declared Waythamoorthy as Hindraf's leader and that he was only a legal advisor, Jayathas said it was to stop certain quarters from manipulating the issue.

A few minutes later, Jayathas uploaded a 2007 Wikipedia posting on the HRP website which referred to Uthayakumar as "Hindraf de facto leader."

On the five-man supreme council, Jayathas claimed that it was formed well before Hindraf's mammoth street protest on Nov 25, 2007 and its members were P Karuna, P Siva, K Waran, besides Uthayakumar and himself.

Asked why the supreme council was never publicised before, he said: "We laid low. But now, we want to be active."

'We can't do it alone'

Meanwhile, Waythamoorthy stressed that Hindraf's collective official stand was to support any third force from the Peninsular, Sabah and Sarawak to "dethrone Umno and its mandores from Putrajaya".

He said Hindraf would continue to work in tandem and move forward with any force that had a similar agenda to ABU's.

"We will work with anyone to end Umno and their mandores' atrocities against society, especially the poor and marginalised communities," the London-based activist told FMT.

Hindraf's decision to adopt a multi-pronged strategy and engage with any third party forces to oust Umno was made at the movement's second annual convention held on Dec 4, 2011.

Uthayakumar did not attend the convention.

Waythamoorthy said Hindraf had consistently fought to end Umno's rule but realised that it could not do this on its own.

He said Hindraf's cooperation with third forces against Umno was solely based on a consensus that human rights and equality should be across the board starting with the poorest groups.

He said Hindraf coordinators unanimously agreed that a concerted effort from all parties irrespective of race, religion or creed was the best way to address the issue of the poor and marginalised Malaysian Indians and those in a similar position.

"Hindraf can never do it alone, without cooperating with others who have common goals," he said.


KEADILAN Rembau meraikan Tahun Baru Cina bersama di Pekan Rantau

Posted: 26 Jan 2012 03:04 AM PST

Hari ini 26 Januari 2012, Keadilan Rakyat Rembau telah mengadakan sambutan Tahun baru Cina bagi meraikan masyarakat cina khususnya dan seluruh penduduk setempat umumnya.

Sambutan bermula meraikan semua (sarapan pagi) di Food Court Pekan Rantau. Majlis dimulakan dengan tarian 'dua ekor singa' yang begitu meriah dan menarik perhatian. Sambil itu che'Gubard dan teman - teman pimpinan Cabang mengambil kesempatan berkenalan dan bermesra dengan yang hadir sambil mengedarkan ole - ole iaitu limau mandarin, risalah manifesto PR NS (tunggak nan 9) dan DVD terbitan khas. Hari ini PKR Rembau menyediakan 888 set ole - ole untuk diedarkan secara terus di Pekan rantau dan pekan Kuala Sawah serta kawasan sekitarnya.

Sebaik sahaja selesai bertemu semua yang hadir. che'GuBard menyampaikan bantuan kepada keluarga yang kurang berkemampuan. Disampaikan bantuan berbentuk barangan makanan asas (seperti beras, gula, kopi, susu, sardin dll) serta sedikit 'angpow' wang tunai. Sempena Tahun Baru Cina, PKR Rembau telah memperuntukan perbagai bentuk bantuan kepada kira kira 25 keluarga.

Sebaik sahaja selesai che'GuBard sendiri telah berjalan kaki bersama teman - teman PKR Rembau keliling pekan Rantau dan kemudian Pekan Kuala Sawah untuk menyantuni peniaga dan orang ramai yang berada disekitar. Program yang bermula 11pagi di Pekan Rantau berakhir jam 2.30 petang di Pekan Kuala Sawah.

Hari ini merupakan sejarah dimana PKR telah berjaya mengadakan program dengan sambutan hangat di kawasan yang ADUNnya MB Negeri Sembilan sendiri. Terima kasih kepada semua.

Segala sumbangan untuk membantu program PKR Rembau khususnya kerja - kerja kebajikan boleh disalurkan ke akaun Angkatan Muda keADILan Bahagian Rembau akaun Maybank no: 555126105482

Kesempatan diambil untuk menerangkan secara ringkas mengenai manifesto PR NS
Penerima sumbangan dari perbagai kaum dan latar belakang
Kehadiran 'dua ekor singa' menarik perhatian di tengah - tengah Pekan Rantau
dipeluk oleh seorang peniaga yang amat gembira dengan lawatan PKR Rembau
Antara yang gembira menerima ole-ole yang di edarkan
Setiap rumah didatangi dengan mesra
Keluarga ini merupakan penyokong kuat, mereka sudah berkumpul depan kedai menanti kehadiran kami

Bukan sahaja cina tetapi perbagai keturunan turut hadir memeriahkan sambutan PKR Rembau raikan CNY di Food Court Rantau
ibu tunggal, oku dan yang miskin sentiasa mendapat perhatian PKR Rembau
antara yang hadir dan sempat bermesra


antara anak muda yang hadir
yang tua disantuni



Frockwriter: Kapp tak nafi Rosmah bayar dia dahulu

Posted: 26 Jan 2012 03:00 AM PST

Kapp has not denied that Rosmah Mansor purchased 61 items; that he attended a private appointment with Rosmah Mansor and the Malaysian Prime Minister in the penthouse of The Darling hotel on December 31st or that he was paid upfront for the order. 


Janson singing Bingo on his hospital bed @ UMMC

Posted: 26 Jan 2012 02:33 AM PST

Janson was sent to the Trauma Centre, then admitted to UMMC Paediatric Ward for one-night monitoring. He was diagnosed as having febrile seizure. Thank God for healing Janson. He was discharged the following day.
(Vid taken using HTC Desire S)


Bekas Mufti: Tiada Masalah Menteri Besar Pegang Portfolio Agama

Posted: 26 Jan 2012 03:46 AM PST

Sesiapa sahaja layak menyandang portfolio Hal Ehwal Agama Islam asalkan mereka mempunyai keupayaan dan kesungguhan dalam menyebarkan syiar Islam kepada masyarakat.

Demikian reaksi bekas Mufti Wilayah Persekutuan, Datuk Hashim Yahya ketika dihubungi TV Selangor di sini hari ini.

Kenyataan itu disuarakan Hashim ketika mengulas mengenai tindakan Menteri Besar, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim yang mengambil alih portfolio Hal Ehwal Islam yang dulu disandang Dr Hasan Ali.

Beliau berpendapat, parti mana yang dapat portfolio tersebut bukan persoalan yang penting.

Sebaliknya, yang menjadi keutamaan adalah individu yang menggalas tugas tersebut mestilah mempunyai keupayaan dan kesungguhan dalam menjalankan program Islam.

"Kita tidak mengambil kira sama ada seseorang itu adalah ahli PAS atau PKR, tetapi yang penting adalah program agama di Selangor ini berjalan dengan lebih lancar.

"Kita tidak mahu apabila portfolio itu berpindah ke parti lain, maka ajaran Islam itu bertambah tidak bermaya atau lembab.

"Program Islam itu mestilah disebarkan secara berterusan dan ditingkatkan. Tidak kira siapa yang pegang. Kalau parti A yang pegang, tetapi tiada perubahan, apa faedahnya?

Begitu juga parti B. Bagi saya, tidak timbul parti mana yang layak, tetapi usaha seseorang itu untuk memberbanyakkan program Islam dan memberi fahaman Islam yang sebenar kepada masyarakat. Itu yang penting," tegasnya.

Kontroversi mengenai perkara ini timbul selepas media pro-Umno mendakwa PAS menerima tamparan hebat di Selangor apabila parti itu seolah-olah tidak diiktiraf oleh sekutunya di dalam Pakatan Rakyat (PR).

Ini kerana portfolio Hal Ehwal Agama Islam di Selangor bertukar tangan daripada pemimpin PAS kepada PKR pada 18 Januari.

Malah, Presiden PERKASA Datuk Ibrahim Ali turut mengkritik keputusan Abdul Khalid dan mendakwa ia memberi jalan kepada kegiatan tidak bermoral dan memelihara kepentingan kumpulan ahli perniagaan menjelang pilihan raya.

Hashim berkata, sekiranya Abdul Khalid menyandang portfolio tersebut
beliau akan memastikan supaya program agama berjalan dengan lebih lancar memandangkan Menteri Besar mepunyai segala keupayaan dan kemudahan.

Tambahnya, Menteri Besar juga tidak akan menggalas tugas itu bersendirian, sebaliknya beliau akan disokong oleh seorang pembantu sama seperti yang dilaksanakan exco sebelum ini untuk meneruskan urusan agama di Selangor.

"Saya tidak nampak perkara ini akan menjejaskan, tetapi gandingan yang hendak membantu itu mestilah terdiri daripada individu yang mempunyai keupayaan dan kesungguhan serta keikhlasan dalam menyebarkan fahaman Islam yang syumul kepada rakyat," ujarnya.

Pada 18 Januari lalu, Abdul Khalid membuat rombakan portfolio ekoran pelantikan Adun Sijangkang, Dr Ahmad Yunus Hairi sebagai Exco Kerajaan Negeri menggantikan Dr Hasan.

Dr Ahmad Yunus yang sebelum ini merupakan Pembantu Exco Belia dan Sukan dilantik untuk mengetuai portfolio Jawatankuasa Adat Resam Melayu, Belia dan Sukan. -tvsnews




PETRONAS StreetSmart – Road Safety Inspiration for Adults and Kids

Posted: 26 Jan 2012 02:04 AM PST

Throughout the great many years that I have stayed in KL, and the countless of times I have been to KLCC, never once I step foot at the Petrosains. I always thought that it is for kids to get some informal learning through museum-like exhibits. Okay! I was wrong! I am so sorry! In case you all have been as ignorant as I was, Petrosains is a wholly owned subsidiary of PETRONAS. They manages the visit operations of the world renowned PETRONAS Twin Towers and the interactive science centre, Petrosains, The Discovery Centre.

The Petrosains is actually so interesting! Azman and I was there to check out one of the many sections of the Petrosains and it is called the PETRONAS Street Smart exhibition. The moment I stepped in the place I saw how nice the set up was and how much Miki would love this place, he might not want to leave!

The PETRONAS Street Smart exhibition has been operating for the past 10 years and serves as one of the PETRONAS' key CSR programmes. It aims to continuously encourage science education as well as address current social issues, namely road safety by focusing on science and technology.

Apparently the PETRONAS StreetSmart exhibition which is an interactive Travelling Exhibition, has travelled extensively throughout Malaysia, including Sabah and Sarawak.

Designed with mobility in mind, the exhibition will continue to work around the country reaching beyond urban areas especially into small towns and remote locations. Since its inception, PETRONAS StreetSmart has engaged over 1 million visitors and participants, achieving high levels of participation throughout various communities and schools.

When we were there, we were so privileged to be briefed by Tengku Nasariah Tengku Syed Ibrahim, Chief Executive Officer of Petrosains Sdn Bhd herself. She said "The exhibition was aligned to Petrosains' approach of using a variety of techniques, learning tools and programmes to encourage the appreciation and adoption of road safety awareness among society, especially students from the primary schools."

True enough, the entire exhibition is full with highly interactive exhibits arranged in such a way that they seem to be built along roads and highways. Very interesting indeed, I can pictiure Miki walking (and insisting that his parents also walk within the "roads"  and not breaking any rules. Cute! They have road signs all over… Great for kids to learns the meaning of each one.

Miki would love reading this and 10 million questions based on just one sign! :p 


"Safe Riding" exhibits. This educated riders on the risks they face on the road.

Above is me hitting a helmet at the Skull Protector exhibition. This exhibit shows the importance of wearing a SIRIM- approved helmet while riding bikes because dude, I am telling ya…. even my weakest blow to the non-SIRIM helmet could be fatal!

All these exhibitions have been recognised for their relevance and impact since its introduction in 2001.  Since then it has received the full backing of the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS), Jabatan Keselamatan Jalan Raya (JKJR) and the Ministry of Education (MOE) who acknowledge the exhibits social value and impact, as well as economic importance.


Above – Azman trying the Buckle Up exhibit, which is probably the stay exhibit here! It allows us to experience forces up to 5 times the body weight simila to those is a crash of about 10km/h. Wow!

 

 
Over tak? Sampai 2 orang explained to me this exhibit. Maybe I was so bengap! LOL

 
Our guide for that day! very nice and friendly! 

Heheh! My friend Nannoor was also there! Let's bring our kids there together-gether eh Nannoor? Below are the list of great many activities that children can do here. I highly recomend this place! Really!

For ticketing and booking, you can browse here! They have speacial rates for MyKad holders. Anyway, I am glad that now I know how wonderful Petrosains can be! Although I only check out the Street Smart exhibition belum masuk semua lagi!?!!  I am really eager to take Miki here soon!

So fellow Mommies and Daddies.. How about a toddler outing to Petrosains eh? Let me know!  :)


Symptoms and Prognosis - Then and Now

Posted: 26 Jan 2012 12:30 AM PST

Remember when you were young? Life was so simple then...

Symptoms and Prognosis:

1. Skippy heartbeat when you think of him/her.



Symptoms then: Love

Prognosis now: Ventricular fibrillation and Myocardial Infarction.


2. Restless trembling of hands, feet and other body parts.

Symptoms then: Love

Prognosis now: Parkinson's Disease


3. Constant smiling.

Symptoms then: Love

Prognosis now: Bell's Palsy


4. Absent mindedness, inability to focus on tasks at work or at home.

Symptoms then: Love

Prognosis now: Early Onset of Alzheimer's Disease


5. Weakening of knees and bursts of energy when she calls or comes over.

Symptoms then: Love

Prognosis now: Multiple Sclerosis


6. Inability to stop thinking about her.

Symptoms then: Love

Prognosis now: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder


7. Bruising on neck, and other tender areas.

Symptoms then: Love

Prognosis now: Leukaemia


8. Insomnia.

Symptoms then: Love

Prognosis now: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia


9. Feeling that you can smell/hear/feel her when not in her presence.

Symptoms then: Love

Prognosis now: Schizophrenia

Indeed, times have changed!! Thanks to Angela who sent me this post. Have a nice day!


[Video] Ribut Melanda KL & Ipoh

Posted: 26 Jan 2012 01:38 AM PST

Flat retak tak selamat

KUALA LUMPUR: Seramai 1,500 penduduk terdiri daripada 300 keluarga yang tinggal di blok E, Projek Perumahan Rakyat (PPR) Seri Cempaka, Kampung Pasir, Pantai Dalam, di sini, dinasihatkan berpindah selepas flat berkenaan dilanda ribut petang, semalam.

Gambar: RUNTUH...bumbung yang runtuh menghempap motosikal di PPR Seri Cempaka, Kampung Pasir, semalam.

Semua keluarga terbabit berlindung sementara di surau dan dewan berhampiran flat berkenaan apabila pemeriksaan Jabatan Bomba dan Penyelamat mendapati selain bumbung rosak, terdapat keretakan teruk di dua unit kediaman di tingkat 14 bangunan berkenaan akibat ribut kuat dalam kejadian jam 6.20 petang itu.

Difahamkan, akibat kejadian berkenaan 10 kereta dan lebih 20 motosikal rosak selepas dihempap zink yang diterbangkan angin.

Penghuni blok berkenaan, Halijah Othman, 49, berkata, dia dan beberapa pelanggan di kedainya di hadapan flat berkenaan berlindung di bawah meja selepas angin kuat tiba-tiba menghala ke arah mereka.

"Ketika itu, saya hanya ingat mati kerana angin terlalu kuat," katanya yang berniaga di kawasan itu sejak tiga tahun lalu.

Menurutnya, walaupun kawasan berkenaan pernah dilanda ribut, kejadian kali ini lebih teruk.

Mohd Izwan Abdul Rahman, 24, pula berkata, rumahnya di tingkat 10 bergegar akibat ribut berkenaan.

"Malah, saya juga melihat angin kuat itu membawa bumbung bangunan ini lalu menghempap kereta Isuzu Trooper saya.

"Saya hanya mampu melihat kerana semuanya berlaku terlalu pantas," katanya.

Ketua Balai Bomba dan Penyelamat Pantai, Hamid Daud, berkata pemeriksaan pihaknya mendapati 12 bumbung di tingkat 17 bangunan berkenaan diterbangkan angin.

"Kami akan membersihkan semua zink dan kayu yang rosak di tingkat 17 bagi memastikan keselamatan penduduk. Jika berlaku ribut lagi, ia akan jatuh dan berkemungkinan terkena penghuni," katanya.

Beliau berkata, pihaknya menerima maklumat mengenai kejadian itu jam 7.05 malam dan tiba di tempat kejadian tiga minit kemudian.

"Seramai 24 anggota melakukan operasi pembersihan dengan bantuan tiga jentera," katanya memberitahu tiada kemalangan jiwa dalam kejadian berkenaan.

Sementara itu, dalam kejadian berasingan, Apartmen Teratak Muhibah 1, Taman Desa di Jalan Klang Lama, di sini, turut dipukul ribut dan mengakibatkan kerosakan bumbung namun tiada kecederaan dilaporkan. -HM

Ribut Di Chemor: 18 Rumah Rosak Teruk

IPOH: Sebanyak 18 rumah rosak teruk manakala empat lagi serta sebuah sekolah agama rakyat (SAR) hampir ranap dihempap pokok besar apabila ribut melanda Kampung Ulu Chemor dekat sini hampir dua jam, malam Isnin.

Bumbung sebahagian besar rumah terbabit rosak ekoran angin kencang sehingga diterbangkan dalam kejadian ribut yang bermula pukul 7 malam hingga 9 malam.

Seorang murid SAR al-Ansari Ulu Chemor, Ubaidilah Mohd Zamri, 12, pula cedera di muka akibat terkena batu yang melayang ketika melarikan diri dalam keadaan hujan lebat selepas bumbung sekolahnya diterbangkan angin.

"Kami berehat dalam bangunan sekolah, tiba-tiba semua bumbung bangunan tercabut dan diterbangkan angin, kami lari lintang-pukang menyelamatkan diri pada itu, dan saya merasakan ada sesuatu terkena muka saya," katanya yang hanya merawat lukanya dengan minyak gamat.

Tidak lama selepas itu, sebatang pokok besar pula tumbang dan menimpa sekolah berkenaan serta empat rumah lain yang berhampiran.

Seorang penduduk, Mohd Nozaini Razali, 58, yang tinggal di kampung itu hampir 40 tahun, menyifatkan kejadian sedemikian pertama kali berlaku.

"Sebelum ini, kampung ini memang selalu dilanda angin kencang dan banjir kilat, tetapi ribut seperti ini belum pernah berlaku. Apabila hujan lebat kira-kira pukul 7 malam kami rasa biasa saja, sehinggalah bila merasakan angin bertambah kencang serta mendengar bunyi dentuman pokok tumbang," katanya.

Mohd Nozaini berkata mereka yang terbabit tidak tidur sepanjang malam kerana membersihkan rumah yang dipenuhi sampah serta air hujan dengan bantuan anggota Jabatan Bomba dan Penyelamat.

Sementara itu, Anggota Dewan Undangan Negeri Hulu Kinta Datuk Rusnah Kassim berkata kerajaan negeri akan menyalurkan bantuan kira-kira RM50,000 bagi memperbaiki rumah yang rosak dalam kejadian tersebut.

"Sebahagian daripada kos itu, iaitu kira-kira RM30,000 akan dibantu oleh Pejabat Daerah dan Tanah Kinta menerusi dana bantuan bencana alam yang diperuntukkan oleh pejabat berkenaan," katanya sambil menambah pihknya meminta bantuan Jabatan Pertahanan Awam Perak untuk menebang pokok tua yang berisiko menghempap kediaman apabila berlaku ribut.

Beliau berkata pihaknya juga berusaha mencari tempat sesuai untuk dijadikan penempatan sementara keluarga mangsa yang terlibat dalam kejadian itu. - BERNAMA






Settling down…

Posted: 26 Jan 2012 12:16 AM PST

It's almost the end of January. I'm done with all the back-to-school stuff except maybe for a few more additional payments here and there for a few families. The children seemed to have settled down including the ones in boarding schools or hostels.

Maya's daughter who went to a fully residential school, initially called her mother during the first week, crying and asking for her mother to take her home, but during the CNY break, Maya told me that her daughter is okay now and in fact is beginning to enjoy the activities at the school.

As for Azman, Sofie's son, after sending him to the culinary school, I will not make it a habit to visit him often although it's just in Ipoh. I want him to become independent. Besides if need be, he can always call/SMS me, and if I feel that I should, then I'd go and see him. If I feel that what he's asking for is something he can settle for himself, I shall let him settle it himself. I'm not here to spoil them rotten, I'm just helping them seek a brighter future for themselves so they can become independent. I do hope that Azman's enthusiasm will continue until he completes the whole course and will not end up as hangat-hangat tahi ayam (google translated that as "warm-hot chicken droppings").

Wina, Fuzi's daughter, will be sitting for her SPM this year, and being someone who is keen to do well in her studies, had already arranged for tuition for herself. She is under our Education Sponsorship program, so the tuition fees will be covered by her sponsor. Her ambition is to become an accountant. I hope she will succeed. Wina is Fuzi's hope to do well and to take care of her younger siblings should anything happen to Fuzi.

As I had always mentioned, our intention is to help these families become independent. I don't intend to help them all their lives. In fact, although I still do keep in touch with Lin, I no longer visit her as often because I see that the family is doing okay now with 2 of her daughters already working. Yes, her 2 younger children are still under sponsorship but at least I don't have to worry much about them.

Of course, there are families who, the more you help them, the more they become dependent on you even though your intention was to help them become independent. The K's for example, would still from time to time attempt to borrow money although I never gave in. We only help out with their children's educational needs, not anything else. Both of them are working – no doubt they don't earn much, but still, they should spend according to their budget.

I still remember asking Hana to list down her children's educational needs. She mentioned a few things in her list, stuff like books, bus fares etc, and at the end of her list, she wrote, "Motosikal RM2,500." Errrk!

Then there was Rosnah, who bought a second hand car when her husband was still alive, so she could easily transport him to the hospital for his appointments. After her husband's death, she wasn't willing to part with the car. Okay, understandable. But just because we helped out with her daughter's schooling needs, she asked if we could help out to pay for her car repairs.

Ah yes, sometimes you help them by giving, sometimes you help them by NOT giving. I just hope I will make the right decisions in determining whether or not to give.

Whatever it is, as coordinator for our Children Education Fund & Education Sponsorship, life is not so hectic for me as it was at the end of last year and early this year. It had however been quite a while since I went for my house visits, and since the schooling matters are almost settled, maybe I should start planning for my house visits - especially those whom I have not visited for quite some time.

BUT… before that, I shall first take a break… my kind of break… I shall go into adventure mode!! I already have some plans with my adventure loving friends over the weekend, so yep, coming right up….

fun ahead


ABU-HINDRAF FRACAS – SIGNS OF A FAILED POLICE FORCE

Posted: 25 Jan 2012 11:00 PM PST

The ABU-Hindraf gathering at Jalan Kebun, Shah Alam on 21 January 2012 that ended up being roughed up by Malay thugs and ruffians allegedly at the behest of UMNO and in connivance with the local police proves that this country is at the verge of a total collapse of civility, respect and tolerance. Viewing the video that was uploaded in several blogs, it was clear that the fracas was started by a group of thugs led by one Muhamad Razali alias Baharom. I do not know if he is from the force or paid by someone to create trouble, but one thing was certain i.e. from the language uttered by the thug, it was derogatory aimed at the Indian community intent at causing a riot.

My question is what if it were an Indian gay that started the fracas and the audience were mainly Malays? I am quite sure there will be a riot and the police will be there in droves and in double quick time making the arrest. What is actually happening to this country today, especially that of the police force that is suppose to protect us? Is the government in control or have they lost the interest to run this country? Or has that responsibility to govern being handed over to the police? Can Home Minister Hishamuddin say something please? Where are the 60,000 security guards that the government has been talking about? Blue Ocean strategy they say.

I am utterly disgusted at the initial response by the state police officer whose remark reflects total ignorance, arrogance, lack responsibility and incompetency. I just wonder where he was when the trouble was brewing. Was he at home or attending a kenduri kahwin somewhere? Wasn't he briefed by his officers or was the briefing given by the thugs themselves? And now he comes up with a statement that they have arrested six people whose age ranges from 16 to 19 years old. But the video shows that the main perpetrator to be someone much older and a fatso. Why hasn't this thug being arrested? Or has he being told to go into hiding until all is safe and clear?

If this is what we call efficiency of the police force, then I beg to differ. If the police had responded well and professionally, they could have affected arrest that same night because there was police presence that was witnessed to the fracas. Obviously the policemen that were there had the slightest clue of how to react and to control the situation. This clearly shows the standard of training of the policemen now that were no better than the Rela guards. I am sorry to say this because I have many police friends, but I believe they too are equally disappointed at the lack of professionalism in the policemen. Had they been some military gays, I would have hit at them much harder.

I do not know if the six and several others will be charged for causing a public disturbance. Whatever the outcome, the punishment must be seen to be punitive and not just a simple fine and a warning. This incident could have caused a racial riot that we do not wish to experience it once more.

CRUSADE AGAINST CORRUPTION


Forum Seks Kelab Taat Suami Arqam Diserbu

Posted: 25 Jan 2012 11:42 PM PST

Boleh cemar imej Nabi

IPOH: Lima puluh ahli Kelab Taat Suami (KTS) disoal siasat Jabatan Agama Islam Perak (JAIPk) ketika mahu melancarkan kempen 'Rasulullah Tokoh Seks Suci Islam' di sebuah banglo mewah di sini, semalam.

Sepasukan penguat kuasa JAIPk menyerbu banglo itu kira-kira jam 4 petang selepas mendapat maklumat mengenai program berkenaan yang dikhuatiri boleh menimbulkan imej negatif kepada Nabi Muhammad s.a.w.

KTS diketuai Khadijah Aam atau lebih dikenali sebagai Ummu Jah dan beliau adalah isteri kepada Allahyarham Ashaari Muhammad, pengasas pertubuhan Al-Arqam yang diharamkan kerajaan sebelum ini.

Pengarah JAIPk, Mohd Yusop Husin berkata, dalam serbuan itu, pihaknya turut merampas poster kempen dan risalah selain memeriksa komputer riba yang terdapat di ruang pameran majlis berkenaan.

"Kami menyoal siasat semua ahli KTS untuk mendapatkan maklumat mengenai program yang diadakan dan siasatan lanjut berhubung kes ini masih dilakukan," katanya ketika dihubungi, semalam. -HM

Kempen 'Rasulullah Tokoh Seks Suci Islam' rendahkan martabat Nabi Muhammad, tegas Muslimat PAS

KUALA LUMPUR, 25 Jan — Dewan Muslimat PAS menyelar kempen "Rasulullah Tokoh Seks Suci Islam" yang dilancarkan Kelab Taat Suami sambil menegaskan "Islam tidak menjadikan seks sebagai agenda utama."

Ketika dihubungi The Malaysian Insider, Ketua Dewan Muslimat PAS Siti Zailah Mohd Yusoff berkata Kelab Taat Suami Malaysia pimpinan Fauziah Ariffin sepatutnya menggunakan kelebihan lain Nabi Muhammad berbanding kehidupan seks.

Justeru beliau yang juga Ahli Parlimen Rantau Panjang meragui matlamat sebenar Kelab Taat Suami itu.

"Kalau kita lihat dari sudut Islam, bagaimana Islam mengangkat hubungan suci suami isteri tetapi seks bukan agenda utama sebaliknya menjaga keturunan adalah yang paling penting.

"Jadi sempena kelahiran Nabi Muhammad seharusnya kita bersyukurnya dan melihat bagaimana kelahiran Nabi Muhammad ini sebagai penyuluh seluruh alam," kata Siti Zailah.

Tegas beliau, menjadi kehidupan seks sebagai agenda utama Islam adalah tidak wajar kerana banyak lagi aspek lain yang menjadi keutamaan menambah "seks hanya sebahagian daripada kehidupan manusia."

"Islam datang dengan rahmat, bukan meletakkan agenda seks dan nafsu sebagai agenda utama tetapi bagaimana meletakkan ketinggian maruah manusia, saya tidak setuju bila letakkan seks sebagai agenda utama.

"Seks hanya satu suntikan yang kita disyorkan mengikut naluri semula jadi yang ada dalam diri manusia sesuai dengan syarak," katanya dengan nada terkejut.

Justeru Siti Zailah menasihatkan Kelab Taat Suami kembali kepada ajaran Islam dan mengangkat martabat Rasulullah di kedudukan sebenar.

"Bagi saya kelab ini patut kembali kepada ajaran Islam, mereka perlu nilai balik apa agenda mereka.

"Kalau gelarkan Rasulullah sebagai tokoh seks seolah-oleh meletakkan Rasulullah di tempat yang tidak selayaknya, perkahwinan bukan semata-mata kerana seks dan saya sangat tidak bersetuju kerana ada banyak lagi perkara lain yang boleh diperbesarkan," katanya.

Kelab Taat Suami pagi ini melancarkan kempen "Rasulullah Tokoh Seks Suci Islam" sempena sambutan Maulidur Rasul pada tahun ini.

Kempen selama 12 hari itu (bermula hari ini) adalah untuk meraikan kelahiran Nabi Muhammad pada 5 Februari depan atau 12 Rabiul Awal mengikut kalendar Islam.

Menurut Presiden Kelab Taat Suami Malaysia Fauziah, kempen itu diadakan bagi mengajak umat Islam terutamanya pasangan suami isteri untuk mengamalkan kehidupan Rasulullah.

Beliau berkata ramai "umat Islam sudah terlalu jauh dengan Rasulullah."
-TMI


Ulasan GB

Cukup teruk dah kumpulan Arqam ini. Hanya seks yang ada di dalam kepala mereka sehingga Rasulullah saw sendiri dilihatnya sebagai tokoh seks sekalipun diberikan istilah "seks suci".

Sebelum ini GB sudah mengulas:

Demikianlah, akhirnya Allah mendedahkan kesesatan kumpulan Al-Arqam - dimana perjuangan daripada zikir-zikir yang mereka amalkan berakhir dengan perjuangan atas katil.

Begitulah diantara cara-cara bagaimana si iblis memperdaya manusia.

Jangan pula selepas ini ada yang mencari-cari buku tersebut.

Kedua jauhilah ajaran-ajaran yang menyimpang dari aqidah As-sunnah wal-jamaah.

Sabda Nabi saw:


Dari Abu Hurairah, r.a., dari Nabi s.a.w., bahawa Baginda bersabda: "Aku tinggalkan dalam kalangan kamu dua perkara yang kamu tidak sekali-kali akan sesat selagi kamu berpegang teguh kepada keduanya, iaitu kitab Allah dan sunnah Rasulullah," (s.a.w.). (Imam Malik).


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Tak KAN Ambrin nak musnahkan kredibiliti institusi

Posted: 25 Jan 2012 09:26 PM PST

By Clara Chooi
January 25, 2012


'PwC'gate to audit 'Cow'gate?

Posted: 25 Jan 2012 08:07 PM PST

The latest news is, PriceWaterhouseCoopers will be appointed the auditing firm for National Feedlot Corporation. Its already a market talk, and DPM Muhyiddin Yassin is said to have given it a go.

Why PwC, a firm plagued with 'scandals' and misconstruing its professional ethic? Ask why Maxis boss Ananda Krishnan is mad about it!

Don't we have other credible auditing firm for the job? Being a big name and a foreign-based company does not always guarantee satisfactory result, isn't it?

Apart from scandalising the court (there is an ongoing case against the firm at the Kuala Lumpur High Court) with fabricated evidence and documents, PwC is also believed to tamper with auditing reports for Felda listing.

Read this article here. It posed a question to Muhyiddin: "Tan Sri, can you imagine Chin Kwai Fatt (pic), the MD of PwC Malaysia, and master of document fabrication, auditing Cowgate?"

It says, Chin Kwai Fatt is now trapped by the fact that one of the documents he has fabricated in an ongoing Kuala Lumpur High Court case not only contradicts his own witness statement, but also the amended defense of all the defendants.

And I agree to this - Why is the Auditor General's report not enough for the truth about the NFC to be made public?

A-ahhh... looks like things start to brew again...


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