Saturday, March 31, 2012

DAP Air itam Training camp - gearing up for General Election

DAP Air itam Training camp - gearing up for General Election


DAP Air itam Training camp - gearing up for General Election

Posted: 31 Mar 2012 09:26 AM PDT



As reported in Kwong Wah.

曹观友:为大选冲刺 下月杪前须完成备战
二零一二年三月二十五日 晚上七时

(槟城25日讯)槟州行动党主席曹观友发出最后通牒,指示州内各选区的大选备战工作必需在4月杪前完成,以能随时为来届大选作好准备。

他相信,各国州选区大选备战工作已经展开,并已进入最后准备的阶段,若有哪个行动党竞选选区还未展开备战工作,那就是处于非常弱势的情况。他是出席亚依淡区火箭之友大选备战训练营时,作出上述指示。

他说,这次大选是非常重要,若无法在这次大选中获得改变,那国民需要等很久之后才能为我国带来改变。"虽然有很多国民都害怕改变,但国政执政50年以来都没注重人民,且推行的政策落伍,无法带领国家发展,然而现在更以种族为治国基础。"

他说,行动党竞选的每个议席都是非常重要,因为只要增加行动党获胜议席就能成功进入布城,达到行动党多年来的愿望,打造出全新的大马。"只要民联可以执政中央,一定会为大马带来更好的发展,且能比邻国发展得更好。"

刘镇东:要攻下4州

另外,升旗山国会议员刘镇东说,民联要执政中央并非不可能,只要成功维持现有议席数目,并且增加柔佛、彭亨、沙巴和砂拉越的议席,就可以走入布城。

他分析说,在2008年大选时,民联在半岛成功赢取51%的票数,国阵只赢取49%的票数,但增加沙巴和砂拉越选票后,民联只成功赢取49%票数,而国阵却成功获得51%票数。

"另外,在半岛165个议席内,民联成功获得80个议席,而国阵获得85个议席,这数目是非常接近。但在东马的57个议席内,民联只是获得2个议席,而国阵则成功获得55个议席。不过,根据去年的砂拉越州选举,砂拉越华裔和土著支持选票有提升,所以只要能成功保持现有议席,并且再争取30个议席,民联就可以执政中央。"

黄汉伟:解民生问题

亚依淡州议员黄汉伟说,为了让亚依淡成为行动党堡垒区,所以自2008年胜出后,在亚依淡内每座组屋、小巷、街道和巴刹,都必需有着行动党支持者,以便能协助州政府解决民生问题。

"比如,亚依淡巴刹提升工程竣工后,反对党无法针对盖工程作出任何反击,因为州政府把该工程做到最好。"

该项大选备战培训营是在亚依淡水坝槟州水供机构别墅进行,共有71名火箭之友参与,培训营时间是从早上9时至下午5时,主要让他们了解在大选时如何协助行动党。


New Harry Potter Spin-Off!

Posted: 31 Mar 2012 09:07 AM PDT

The Harry Potter books and movies have come to an end, but the hunt is just beginning.

IGN have created a trailer for an upcoming TV show that shows the gritty side of the Harry Potter universe. Called "The Aurors" it is about an elite unit of wizards fighting the most dangerous magical criminals across America.

Get a sneak peek at the hottest new TV show to be released this summer.




This was one of the Top 10 April Fool's Internet Prank for 2011!!


Be on guard today!!! :-) It is a real pity April Fool's Day falls on a Sunday for I have missed the opportunity to play pranks on my students! Have a lovely Sunday!


AniHELP Reaches Out To Strays

Posted: 31 Mar 2012 09:00 AM PDT

A BLACK cat with scald scars and patches of bald skin snarled at anyone
coming close to it. It looked angry and miserable. And, with good
reason, too.


The poor creature which was scavenging for food near hawker stalls in
Jalan Ipoh, Kuala Lumpur, was splashed with boiling water by an cruel
hawker.

Hitam, as Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA)
caregivers now call him


Yes, our schools better but can trust ISIS or MPC?!

Posted: 31 Mar 2012 08:55 AM PDT

Scrutinize the report here at:


But the question remains - can we trust the Partner Institutes of WEF - ISIS and MPC?

We don't even trust our own judiciary.


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UMNO Burukkan Kelantan Air Kotor, Di Pahang Masih Ada Yang Belum Dapat Air

Posted: 31 Mar 2012 11:21 AM PDT

Rayu bekalan air bersih

KAMPUNG DERAHMAN – Kira-kira 30 rumah masyarakat Orang Asli Kampung Derahman, di sini, masih menagih janji bekalan air bersih di kampung mereka bagi memberi keselesaan kepada masyarakat itu menjalankan urusan seharian.

Maimun Sulong, 45, berkata, isu bekalan air bersih di kampung itu amat serius kerana masalah bekalan itu sudah lama membelenggu masyarakat itu meskipun beberapa rumah sudah mendapat bekalan asas tersebut.

Menurutnya, kebanyakan penduduk terpaksa menggunakan air perigi atau menarik air daripada rumah jiran dan keluarga terdekat bagi menikmati bekalan itu memandangkan air adalah keperluan utama dalam kehidupan seharian.

"Ketiadaan air sememangnya amat dirasai lebih-lebih lagi mereka yang mempunyai bilangan anggota keluarga ramai," katanya ­kepada Sinar Harian.

Maimun berkata, dia pula misalnya, terpaksa menarik sumber bekalan air bersih daripada rumah ibunya yang sudah dilengkapi kemudahan itu hampir dua tahun lepas.

"Apabila air paip ini dibuka di rumah kami, rumah ibu pula pasti mengalami gangguan bekalan air kerana hanya terdapat satu paip saja yang boleh dibuka sebagai sumber punca air di rumah," katanya.

Katanya, dia sudah beberapa kali mengadu hal itu kepada agensi berkaitan, namun pihak yang menabur janji ­terus 'diam membisu' tanpa ­sebarang tindakan.

"Kampung ini adalah satu-satunya kampung Orang Asli yang terletak berhampiran dengan kawasan Bandar Kuala Rompin dan berharap ia menjadi sebuah perkam­pungan contoh kepada ­masyarakat Orang Asli lain," katanya.

Menurutnya, dia berasa hairan bagaimana projek bekalan air bersih di kampung itu tergendala sejak sekian lama meskipun ada sebahagian daripada penduduk sudah pun menikmati kemudahan asas tersebut.

"Kami amat berharap kerajaan dapat membantu penduduk kerana keperluan bekalan air bersih amat diperlukan terutama jika ada kenduri kahwin dan sebagainya yang memerlukan sumber air yang banyak," katanya.

Sementara itu, Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (Adun) Tioman, Datuk Kapten (B) Mohd Johari Hussain berkata, masalah itu akan diatasi secara berperingkat-peringkat memandangkan sebahagian daripada penduduk sudah pun menerima bekalan tersebut.

Katanya, kos pemasangan paip air dari rumah ke rumah penduduk memerlukan ­peruntukan yang besar, namun masalah itu akan ­ditangani ­segera bagi memastikan setiap rumah menik­mati bekalan itu dalam waktu terdekat.

"Buat permulaan sudah pun merancang untuk menyediakan keperluan itu bagi 10 hingga 15 rumah dalam waktu terdekat ini bagi memenuhi hasrat penduduk yang mahukan bekalan air bersih sejak sekian lama," katanya.

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Lagi Penipuan SPR: KEMAS Pindahkan Pengundi, SPR Maklum Pengundi Sudah Mati

Posted: 31 Mar 2012 08:04 AM PDT

Pengundi terkejut, ada pihak pindah namanya

BUKIT KATIL 31 Mac: Seorang pengundi, Zawawi Abdul terkejut apabila semakan di laman web Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya (SPR) mendapati alamat tempat mengundinya telah ditukar tanpa pengetahuannya.

Gambar: Zawawi menunjukkan salinan Borang Daftar Pemilih dari SPR yang didakwa ditandatangan oleh pihak lain

Beliau yang merupakan pengundi di Peti Undi Bukit Lintang dalam Dun Ayer Molek sejak tahun 1970-an lagi kini ditukar menjadi pengundi di Dun Duyong.

"Sejak dari tahun 70-an saya mengundi di Sekolah Kebamgsaan Bukit Lintang tidak pernah pindah tempat mengundi, saya terkejut bila menyemak di laman web nama saya ada di Dun Duyong," katanya kesal.

Beliau yang telah membuat bantahan di Ibu Pejabat SPR negeri semalam juga terkejut apabila ditunjukkan salinan borang pertukaran alamat yang tertera cop Kemas dan tandatangan palsu yang dilakukan oleh individu yang tidak bertanggungjawab.

"Saya tidak pernah mengisi tukar tempat mengundi dan tandatangan dalam borang tersebut bukan tandatangan saya, malah saya juga tidak pernah menyerahkan fotostat kad pengenalan kepada sesiapapun," katanya lagi.

Ekoran perkara itu, beliau juga telah membuat laporan polis.

Sementara itu, Penyelia Dun Ayer Molek, Haji Mustaffa Ali menyifatkan tindakan pihak tertentu itu sebagai perbutan khianat dan tidak bertanggungjawab.

Beliau juga tidak menolak kemungkinan ianya didalangi parti politik tertentu dalam usaha mendapatkan kemenangan dengan cara tidak bermaruah pada PRU-13 nanti.

"Ini merupakan tindakan yang jelas bertentangan dengan undang-undang dan demokrasi" katanya. -HD

Nama hilang daftar pemilih, SPR maklum Ivan Ho sudah 'mati'

Keratan akhbar Suara Keadilan edisi 58.


KUALA LUMPUR 30 Mac: Seorang pengundi terkejut apabila mendapati beliau sudah mati mengikut daftar pemilih Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya (SPR).

Ia terbongkar apabila Ivan Ho Heng Thong, 54, melalui Setiausaha Ranting KEADILAN Taman Pekan Baru, Delren Douglas membuat semakan ke atas punca kehilangan nama Ivan dari daftar pemilih sebelum ini.

Kata Delren, Ivan cuba mendaftar namanya sebagai pemilih di pejabat pos Pudu pagi tadi tetapi tidak boleh kerana pernah mendaftar sebelum ini manakala laman web SPR juga tiada rekod.

"Saya kemudian ke pejabat SPR Putrajaya. Mengikut mereka, Ivan dikeluarkan daripada senarai pengundi kerana beliau Jabatan Pendaftaran Negara (JPN) mengisytihar mati oleh JPN," katanya kepada KeadilanDaily, hari ini.

Berita kehilangan nama Ivan Ho disiar Suara Keadilan edisi 58 sekitar dua minggu lalu. Beliau membuat laporan di balai polis Kota Damansara 10 Maclalu selepas menyedari namanya hilang dalam daftar pemilih walaupun pernah lima kali mengundi di Bukit Lanjan.

Beliau juga mengundi pada pilihan raya (PRU) ke-12 p[ada 2008 -KD



Brilliant April Fool's Hoaxes

Posted: 31 Mar 2012 06:00 AM PDT

The 1957 Swiss Spaghetti Harvest

On 1 April 1957, the BBC made an announcement that Swiss farmers had a bumper spaghetti crop that year, even broadcasting doctored photos of farmers harvesting spaghetti from trees. The news reported that the crop was good "thanks to a very mild winter and the virtual elimination of the dreaded spaghetti weevil." What made this prank stand out was the number of people who believed the report, even calling into the BBC to find out how they could grow their own spaghetti tree.

Instant Color TV, 1962

This prank comes to us from Sweden, where on April 1, 1962, the only Swedish channel in existence announced that users could turn their old black and white sets into color TVs by pulling a nylon stocking over the TV's screen. Apparently, thousands of Swedes fell for it, stretching nylons over their TVs in hopes of seeing a color broadcast.

Australian Metric Time, 1975

When the Australian government announced a move to "metric time" on April 1, 1975, thousands of viewers grew concerned that their old clocks and watches would no longer work. Apparently, the national news that night stated that metric time meant there would be 100 seconds in each minute, 100 minutes in each hour, and that days would only be 20 hours long. The station went so far as to doctor a photo of the townhall in Sydney to show a new 10-hour metric clock.

Modern April Fool's Day Pranks

Now that we've seen what the greats have done in the past, it's time to see how modern times have affected the great April Fool's Day pranks in history.

The 1996 Taco Liberty Bell

Taco Bell got into the April Fool's Day prank game in 1996, with the purchase of a full-page ad in the country's six largest newspapers on April 1st. In the ad, Taco Bell announced they had purchased naming rights to the Liberty Bell and were planning on renaming it the Taco Liberty Bell. The National Historic Park in Philadelphia reported thousands of outraged calls after the ad appeared. Taco Bell was forced to announce that it was a practical joke, since Americans took it so seriously.

Nixon for President, 1992

NPR often plays April Fool's Day pranks, including a famous 1992 broadcast during the NPR show Talk of the Nation that stated that Richard Nixon was planning on running for President again. According to the story, his new campaign slogan was going to be: "I didn't do anything wrong, and I won't do it again." The show made the story sound legit by adding fake audio clips of Nixon delivering a new candidacy speech. Immediately, the show was flooded with callers shocked by Nixon's gravitas and outraged that he would be allowed to do such a thing. The producers were forced to announce live on air that the story was a prank, and that Nixon's voice was impersonated by comedian and impersonator Rich Little.

The Left-Handed Whopper, 1998

In 1998, Burger King tried to outdo Taco Bell with their own full-page advertisement in USA Today announcing the introduction of a new menu item. Burger King called it the "Left-Handed Whopper," saying it had been specially designed for the large number of left-handed Americans currently cut out of the Whopper market by "right-handed prejudice." The advertisement itself was genius: according to the ad, the new left-handed Whopper included all the same ingredients as the original Whopper (even listing the ingredients: lettuce, tomato, hamburger patty, etc.), except all the toppings and condiments were rotated 180 degrees for the benefit of the 32 million left-handed customers in America. According to Burger King, even though the Left-Handed Whopper was obviously a joke, tens of thousands of customers showed up at their restaurants in the following days wanting to try out the new sandwich. Even more hilarious, according to Burger King, "many other customers requested their own 'right handed' version of the Whopper." Since the word whopper is an American slang for a big lie, this particular prank was well-designed from beginning to end.

n its April 1985 edition, Sports Illustrated published an article by George Plimpton that described an incredible rookie baseball player who was training at the Mets camp in St. Petersburg, Florida. The player was named Sidd Finch (Sidd being short for Siddhartha, the Indian mystic in Hermann Hesse's book of the same name). He could reportedly pitch a baseball at 168 mph with pinpoint accuracy. The fastest previous recorded speed for a pitch was 103 mph.

Finch had never played baseball before. He had been raised in an English orphanage before he was adopted by the archaeologist Francis Whyte-Finch who was later killed in an airplane crash in the Dhaulaglri mountain region of Nepal. Finch briefly attended Harvard before he headed to Tibet where he learned the teachings of the "great poet-saint Lama Milaraspa" and mastered "siddhi, namely the yogic mastery of mind-body." Through his Tibetan mind-body mastery, Finch had "learned the art of the pitch."

Finch showed up at the Mets camp in Florida, and so impressed their manager that he was invited to attend training camp. When pitching he looked, in the words of the catcher, "like a pretzel gone loony." Finch frequently wore a hiking boot on his right foot while pitching, his other foot being bare. His speed and power were so great that the catcher would only hear a small sound, "a little pft, pft-boom," before the ball would land in his glove, knocking him two or three feet back. One of the players declared that it was not "humanly possible" to hit Finch's pitches.

Unfortunately for the Mets, Finch had not yet decided whether to commit himself to a career as a baseball player, or to pursue a career as a French Horn player. He told the Mets management that he would let them know his decision on April 1.

Response
Sports Illustrated received almost 2000 letters in response to the article, and it became one of their most famous stories ever. On April 8 they declared that Finch had held a press conference in which he said that he had lost the accuracy needed to throw his fastball and would therefore not be pursuing a career with the Mets. On April 15 they admitted that the story was a hoax.

George Plimpton actually left an obscure hint that the story was a hoax within the article itself (the non-obscure hint being that the story was absurd). The sub-heading of the article read: "He's a pitcher, part yogi and part recluse. Impressively liberated from our opulent life-style, Sidd's deciding about yoga —and his future in baseball." The first letter of each of these words, taken together, spells "H-a-p-p-y A-p-r-i-l F-o-o-l-s D-a-y."

In an odd follow-up, a baseball team in Old Orchard Beach, Maine, after reading the Sports Illustrated article, tried to invite Finch to its annual banquet. They received a reply that read, "The challenge is reaching the Eightfold Path of right belief or the ninth inning with the proper relief. May you have peace of mind." They announced that they interpreted the reply to mean that Finch would be attending their banquet. It is not known whether Finch did attend.


When it comes time to invent your own April Fool's Day joke, you don't have to go as big as the classics listed above. Most of those pranks were pulled off with big corporations backing them, institutions with large budgets and lots of built-in authority. For your own pranks, consider small pranks and jokes, such as convincing your family that you're entering the priesthood, or staging a very public fight and break-up between you and your spouse. What seems mean-spirited the rest of the year becomes laughable when people realize that it's April 1st, and the joke is indeed on them.

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[Bergambar] Kuantan Dihentam Ribut Kencang, Bumbung Terbang & Pokok Tumbang

Posted: 31 Mar 2012 06:01 AM PDT

Kantan: beberapa bumbung rumah kediaman diterbangkan angin dan pokok-pokok tumbang memhempap beberapa kenderaan di beberapa kawasan di sini apabila ribut kencang melanda malam tadi.

Gambar: Sebuah kereta dihempap pokok yang tumbang di dalam kejadian ribut yang melanda Kuantan malam tadi. Foto Afif Abd Halim

Berpuluh kenderaan juga terperangkap di Jalan Semambu hampir sejam apabila jalanraya terhalang oleh pokok-pokok yang tumbang sewaktu hujan lebat selama dua jam yang bermula pukul 9 malam tadi.

Beberapa buah kereta yang diparkir di Alor Akar dan Kubang Buaya mengalami kerosakan terujk akibat dihempap oleh pokok yang tumbang dan berpuluh bumbung rumah pula mengalami kerosakan ditiup oleh angin kencang.

Seorang pemandu yang ingin dikenali sebagai Lina, yang turut terperangkap di Jalan Semambu, berkata beliau amat takut apabila pokok-pokok tiba-tiba tumbang di atas jalanraya di depan dan di belakangnya.

"Saya panik kerana tidak dapat maju ke depan atau undur ke belakang dan terpaksa menunggu orang datang dan memotong dahan-dahan pokok berkenaan," tambahnya.






Stupid NFC trying to stop Rafizi: Rafizi for RAKYAT!

Posted: 31 Mar 2012 05:00 AM PDT

PKR strategic director Rafizi Ramli has vowed to continue exposing alleged fraud in National Feedlot Corporation (NFC) in the wake of a police report made against him by NFC.

Yesterday, NFC lodged a police report against Wanita PKR chief Zuraida Kamaruddin, vice-president Nurul Izzah Anwar and Rafizi for allegedly contravening the Banking and Financial Institutions Act 1989 (Bafia) and accused of illegally distributing confidential NFC's bank account documents to the media at a press conference on March 7.

If found guilty, the trio are liable to three years' imprisonment and a fine of up to RM3 million.

An attempt to spook the people


Rafizi, in a press statement today, described the police report as a move to "spook the people." and confirmed that the PKR press conference, which is to be held next week to expose further details of the NFC scandal, would proceed.

Rafizi said, "The purpose of law is to ensure justice, not to conceal fraud and allow the perpetrator to go scot-free. I am confident to face NFC in court as we must respect the rakyat's aspirations for the wrongdoing in NFC to be exposed."


Get Ready, Baby!

Posted: 31 Mar 2012 03:10 AM PDT

An observance which takes place in many western countries every April 1, traditionally known as April Fools' Day or All Fools' Day (aka Poisson d'Avril — "April Fish" — in France). It's a day when humor reigns and harmless pranks, practical jokes, and hoaxes are sanctioned. Customary practices range from simple tricks played on friends, family, and coworkers to elaborate media hoaxes concocted for mass consumption.

Theories of origin:

The origins of April Fools' Day are obscure. The most commonly cited theory holds that it dates from 1582, the year France adopted the Gregorian Calendar, which shifted the observance of New Year's Day from the end of March (around the time of the vernal equinox) to the first of January.

According to popular lore some folks, out of ignorance, stubbornness, or both, continued to ring in the New Year on April 1 and were made the butt of jokes and pranks on account of their foolishness. This became an annual tradition, according to this version of events, which ultimately spread throughout Europe.

A major weakness of the calendar-change theory is that it fails to account for an historical record replete with traditions linking this time of year to merriment and tomfoolery dating all the way back to antiquity.
The Romans, for example, celebrated a festival on March 25 called Hilaria, marking the occasion with masquerades and "general good cheer."

Holi, the Hindu "festival of colors" observed in early March with "general merrymaking" and the "loosening of social norms," is at least as old.

It seems reasonable to speculate that the calendrical changes of the 16th and 17th centuries served more as an excuse to codify the general spirit of frivolity already associated with the advent of spring than as a direct inspiration.

Notable April Fools' Day pranks and hoaxes:

One of the great media hoaxes of all time was perpetrated on April 1, 1957 by the BBC, which reported on its news program Panorama that Switzerland was experiencing a bumper spaghetti harvest that year thanks to favorable weather and the elimination of the dread "spaghetti weevil." Staged video footage showing happy peasants plucking strands of pasta from tall trees was so convincing that many viewers actually called the network to ask how they could grow their own.

Some of the best-known pranks in recent years were mounted by advertising agencies. In 1996, Taco Bell ran a full-page ad in the New York Times announcing it had purchased the Liberty Bell and would rename it the "Taco Liberty Bell." Burger King pulled off a similar prank in 1998, announcing the rollout of its "Left-Handed Whopper" supposedly designed so that condiments would drip from the right side of the burger rather than the left.

On the Internet hoaxes have become such standard fare that April Fools' Day is barely distinguishable from any other, though a few notable pranks stand out and tend to be reposted year after year -- e.g., the 1996 announcement that every computer connected to the World Wide Web must be turned off for Internet Cleaning Day, a 24-hour period during which useless "flotsam and jetsam" are flushed from the system.

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April Fool's Day's Roman Roots

Sometimes called All Fool's Day, April Fool's Day has its roots in several different world traditions. Ancient Romans had a festival day set aside for playing pranks that they called Hilaria. We might consider this festival the origin of April Fool's Day, except that it actually took place on March 25. March 25th is within a week of today's April Fool's Day holiday, so the two are very similar. What was Hilaria like?

Hilaria was a celebration of the vernal equinox and of the Trojan goddess Cybele. The official Hilaria festivals took place on the first day of the year that was longer than the night time, a way to celebrate the death of winter and dark, gloomy days. The Hilaria were thus a religious festival, a harvest festival, and also a good way to blow off the steam that accumulated between people during the miserable winter season.

The Hilaria were way bigger than our April Fool's Day festivities, with Olympic-style games to honor Cybele (to Trojans, she was the mother of the gods), and even a mock solemn procession with a statue of Cybele at the front, in which people openly sobbed and wept and moaned to get their sadness out of their system.

After the solem march through the streets, no one was allowed to be in mourning, to be sad, or to complain publicly during the Hilaria celebration. Instead, people were encouraged to play games, go to public sacrifices, and giant masquerade balls were held all over to honor the mother of the gods. At these masquerades, people were allowed to dress up as and mock public figures, the only time of year such mocking was allowed.

We can see the origin of some modern April Fool's Day pranks in the Hilaria. We celebrate April Fool's Day right at the beginning of spring, much like how the Hilaria were a celebration of the end of winter. Maybe we jump headfirst into April Fool's Day as a way to let loose after the tense and moody days of the winter?

European Roots of April Fool's Day

But no one is suggesting that today's April Fool's Day activities are a modern-day Hilaria. In fact, most people who play April Fool's Day pranks have no idea what the Hilaria were. We can look to Europe for more recent beginnings to the April Fool's Day tradition.

April Fool's Day in Europe has a long history, even though it wasn't always called April Fool's Day. We have examples from the written record of April Fool's Day-style pranks and jokes played throughout history near the beginning of spring. For example, In 1508 a French poet named Eloy d'Amerval makes mention of a festival called poisson d'avril, French for April fish. This holiday apparently celebrated the beginning of the safe season on the open seas.

Then, in 1686, the writer John Aubrey mentions a "Fooles holy day", the first reference to April Fool's Day in English. Aubrey wrote about a public prank played on members of the nobility who were tricked into visiting the Tower of London to watch the Lions get washed. While the humor of this joke hasn't survived to this day, it was obviously a pretty humiliating thing to be tricked this way, as it made its way into the written record. We're not sure what day of the year this "Fooles holy day" was, unfortunately.

The New Year's Day Connection

The traditional understanding of the origins of April Fool's Day has to do with the celebration of New Year's Day during the Middle Ages. During that time, New Year's Day was celebrated on March 25 across Europe, thanks to the religious calendars of the time. People who celebrated New Year's Day at that time celebrated it for a week, with the final day of the celebration taking place on April 1.

When some people started celebrating New Year's Day according to the Gregorian calendar (meaning on January 1), those who still celebrated the old holiday were referred to as "April fools." These were usually pagans who refused to honor the new Christian tradition.

Other April Fool's Day Celebrations

April Fool's Day is mostly a Western phenomenon, confined to countries in Europe and countries like America that were founded by Europeans. But April Fool's Day is not the only day set aside for pranks. In fact, other countries around the world have a variety of special days set aside to play jokes on family and friends.

In Iran, the oldest prank celebration in the world continues to this day. Iranians set aside the 13th day of the Persian New Year for just such joking around. Coincidentally, this day falls every year on either April 1 or April 2nd. People living in present-day Iran have been celebrating this holiday (known in Iran as Sizdah Bedar) as long ago as 536 BC. Because of the similarities in date, it is possible that our April Fool's Day celebration was influenced by this Persian holiday, thousands of years old.

In Spain, the day set aside for pranks and jokes is December 28, the Christian day on the calendar traditionally set aside as the "celebration of the Massacre of the Innocents." There's a whole tradition to these Spanish pranks: if you have a prank played on you, you're supposed to shout back "You innocent little dove that let yourself be fooled!" The traditional holiday is not widespread throughout all of Spain, but very common in more rural areas, and has no attachment to our April Fool's Day traditions.

If you look hard enough, you'll find a day set aside for pranks in just about any culture. While it is impossible to pin down where the American version of April Fool's Day comes form, it is clear that people for thousands of years have looked for opportunities to play jokes on their friends.

(Source: THIS LINK)

Get ready, folks! :-)


Lagi Kes Remaja Lari Ikut Jantan - Di Pahang Juga

Posted: 31 Mar 2012 04:17 AM PDT

Jerantut – "Pulanglah Angah, nenek Saodah kini ­jatuh sakit sejak pemergian dan menanti kepulangan mu,".

Itu antara luahan Noorlilie Baharuddin, 31, dari Taman Bukit Permai Jerantut dekat sini, yang merayu anak saudaranya, Nur Aliah Baharuddin, 19, pulang ke pangkuan keluarga.

Noorlilie berkata, Nur Aliah atau dipanggil Angah dalam keluarganya, dipercayai dilarikan teman lelakinya pada malam 25 Mac lepas, kira-kira jam 11 malam, dari kediaman neneknya (Saodah) di Felda Jengka 1 Maran.

Menurutnya, anak kedua daripada tiga beradik itu hanya membawa beberapa helai pakaian dan sehingga kini tidak diketahui nasibnya dan lokasinya.

"Sebelum kejadian, ­memang ada sedikit perselisihan faham antara Angah ­dengan keluarga berikutan dinasihatkan ibu bapanya, Baharuddin Taib, 45, dan Mariam Nayan, 42, supaya `berenggang' ­dengan teman lelakinya yang juga seorang duda berusia 38 tahun.

"Pada malam kejadian, saya pulang ke Felda Jengka Satu, Maran untuk bertemu emak saya, Saodah Ishak, 65, yang tinggal bersama Angah, tetapi anak saudara saya tidak menunjukkan apa-apa ke­risauan dan berbual mesra ­malah begitu manja dengan neneknya," katanya.

Noorlilie berkata, kehi­langan Angah disedari emak (Saodah) pada 26 Mac lepas iaitu ketika emak masuk ke ­bilik untuk mengejutkan Angah, tetapi tergamam apabila Angah tiada di tempat tidur.

Menurutnya, emak mendapati Angah tiada dan ­menyelak selimut, hanya menjumpai bantal peluk yang digunakan Angah untuk ­mengelirukan, seperti seolah-olah dia sedang tidur.

"Sehingga kini selepas kehilangan Angah, emak sering juga jatuh sakit dan tidak berselera makan kerana terkenangkan Angah yang sangat dikasihinya," katanya.

Noorlilie berkata, Angah berkemungkinan keluar dari rumah setelah kecewa hasrat untuk mengahwini ­kekasihnya itu mendapat tentangan keluarga.

Menurutnya, mereka ­sekeluarga kini berasa risau kerana Angah tidak dapat dihubungi sejak dia keluar ­rumah pada minggu lepas.

"Kami tidak tahu apa ­nasibnya kini. Justeru kami mengharapkan Angah pulang semula dan boleh berbin­cang mengenai kehendaknya dan merestui perhubungan Angah.

"Keluarga tidak marah dan ingin berunding secara baik dan jika Angah ingin berkahwin kita boleh adakan ­majlis dengan cepat. Apa pun kami mahukan Angah balik ke pangkuan keluarga dalam keadaan selamat," katanya kepada Sinar Harian.

Berikutan kehilangan Nur Aliah, Noorllilee bersama ­keluarganya membuat ­laporan di Balai Polis Sungai Jerik, Maran pada 26 Mac jam 9 pagi.

Noorlilie berkata, sesiapa yang mengetahui lokasi dan menjumpai Nur Aliah (­gambar) diminta meng­hubungi bapanya, Baharuddin Taib, di talian 013 2787332 atau Saodah Ishak di talian 013 6060975. -SH


Nyonya Food Precious Old China Cafe, Central Market

Posted: 31 Mar 2012 01:25 AM PDT

Nyonya Lunch At Precious Old China Cafe, Central Market – Recently, I have an assignment which is to research the design of local brand restaurant in Malaysia which features strong local or South East Asia. It's pretty hard to find such restaurant with good design in my opinion. I've found one which is Precious Old China Cafe which is located in the Central Market.

So I went Central Market with 2 of my group mate, Wesley and Jia Hui via LRT as Central Market is located next to Pasar Seni LRT station only.

Nyonya Lunch At Precious Old China Cafe, Central Market

Nyonya Lunch At Precious Old China Cafe, Central Market

It was early when we arrived, it was about 10.30am and the restaurant haven't open yet, so we sat by the food court until 11am, only then we get to go inside Precious Old Cafe Restaurant to eat, see and experience the space. Haha.

Nyonya Lunch At Precious Old China Cafe, Central Market

Precious Old China Cafe is actually a Nyonya restaurant featuring old-Chinese-interiors design and setting. The menu range from one-dish meal to Chinese-style rice + few dishes.

Nyonya Lunch At Precious Old China Cafe, Central Market

Nyonya Lunch At Precious Old China Cafe, Central Market

Nyonya Lunch At Precious Old China Cafe, Central Market

Nyonya Lunch At Precious Old China Cafe, Central Market

I ordered myself their in-house special, Nyonya Nasi Lemak (RM10.80) which comes with purple nasi lemak. The dyed is from a kind of purple flower which is similar to the purple rice that I had in Hat Yai's Saban-Nga Restaurant in Thailand. It's served with curry chicken, sambal paste, some Nyonya biscuit, boiled egg, nuts, and ikan bilis. The curry chicken and the rice were awesome, but I don't really like the sambal sauce, it's a bit sour. After all, this dish is good.

Nyonya Lunch At Precious Old China Cafe, Central Market

My friend ordered himself a Nyonya Balachan Fried Rice (RM10.80). He said the rice is good, as well as the fried chicken, and it's so much better from Old Town's.

The food at there actually quite nice, and it's so crowded during lunch hour, filled with people working around the area. Price wise, is above affordable, but it's acceptable give it's food choice, location and settings.

Precious Old China Cafe

Lot 2, Mezzanine Floor,
Central Market,
Kuala Lumpur.

(Pasar Seni LRT Station)

Telephone: +603-22737372


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Muhyiddin: Our schools are better than the US, Britain and Germany

Posted: 31 Mar 2012 01:37 AM PDT



"KUALA LUMPUR, March 31 — Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin claimed a report showed that Malaysians are getting better education than their peers in developed countries like the United States, Britain and Germany.


The education minister was pointing to the World Economic Forum's global competitiveness report where Malaysia placed 14th among 142 countries —  second in ASEAN — in terms of quality of education, The Star reported."


Yet these cronies send their kids to overseas for study (and using rakyat's tax money).

this is funiest DPM ever... funnier than Gafar Baba



[Bergambar] Serangan Ke Atas Guan Eng, UMNO NS Perlu Bertanggungjawab

Posted: 31 Mar 2012 01:49 AM PDT

Umno NS BERTANGGUNG JAWAB KE ATAS INSIDEN SERANGAN KETUA MENTERI P.PINANG.

Parti Keadilan Rakyat Rembau menggesa Umno (Seremban) Negeri Sembilan mengambil tanggungjawab penuh dengan memohon maaf dan mengambil tindakan dengan terhadap ahli dan pemimpin mereka yang terlibat dalam serangan bersifat perkauman terhadap Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang. Dalam kejadian tersebut beberapa orang telah cedera termasuk seorang wartawan yang dipukul beramai ramai oleh penyerang.

Bersama kenyataan media ini di sertakan sebahagian bukti bergambar yang mengaitkan ahli dan pemimpin Umno (Seremban) N.Sembilan terlibat dalam kejadian tersebut. Dalam gambar tersebut jelas kelihatan penyerang mengenakan kemeja dan topi tertulis Pemuda Umno Seremban.

Pada hari yang sama (berdasarkan maklumat yang ada) sememangnya pemuda Umno dari Negeri Sembilan berada dan berkumpul dalam program yang turut melibatkan pemimpin Umno Pulau Pinang. Selepas program tersebutlah mereka ramai - ramai berkonvoi dan melakukan jenayah serangan 'gaduh gempar di tempat awam'. Ini jenayah serius kerana serangan jenayah ini dilakukan kepada Ketua Menteri P.Pinang dalam majlis rasmi.

Terdapat banyak rakaman boleh disaksikan dalam internet termasuk seperti You Tiub yang jelas penyerang dari Umno ini menjerit perkataan lucah dan menghina bersifat perkauman.

Telah dibuat beberapa laporan polis namun amat mengecewakan tidak ada tindakan serius diambil selepas itu. PKR Rembau juga akan membuat satu lagi laporan dengan menyerahkan bukti bergambar kepada pihak polis.

PKR Rembau mencabar Umno (Seremban) Negeri Sembilan untuk mengambil tanggungjawab penuh memohon maaf secara terbuka seterusnya menamakan semua ahli dan pemimpin mereka yang terlibat termasuk yang dibawah umur. Umno juga harus mengambil tindakn disiplin terhadap mereka jika Umno tidak merestui tindakan tersebut jika tidak jelas Umno sendiri terlibat dan merestui jenayah ini.

Rakyat diseru menilai insiden ini sewajarnya dan menjadikan ini satu lagi alasan kukuh untuk menolak Umno khususnya di N.Sembilan. Jelas Umno menjadi pelindung kepada gangsterisme dan mendidik anak anak muda termasuk bawah umur untuk menjadi penjenayah keganasan.

Sekian.

che'Gubard
Parti Keadilan Rakyat Rembau

* kenyataan ini dibacakan dalam sidang media pada 28 Mac, 11.30 pagi di Rahang, Seremban. Sidang media dihadiri oleh che'GuBard (Ketua Cabang Rembau), Ust Norazman Ahmad (Ketua Penerangan PAS NS), Sani Md Shah (Ketua AMK Rembau), Sharul (AJK PKR Rembau), Zubir (Pengarah P.raya PKR Rembau)

~edyesdotcom




Antara yang memakai baju dan topi Pemuda Umno NS bergambar ketika
berkumpul sebelum melakukan jenayah serangan terhadap ketua Menteri PP.



Jelas terakam penjenayah yang menyerang dengan 'senjata' wartawan dalam kejadian tersebut



bersiap sedia untuk menyerang






Kenderaan dari NS



Antara pemimpin yang hadir ketika Umno berkumpul sebelum serangan





wajah penjenayah jelas terakam tetapi apa tindakan polis dan umno ?




Serangan fizikal sehingga serbu ke kereta ketika Ketua Menteri baru sampai



Penyerang majoriti terdiri dari pemuda berkemeja dan bertopi tertulis "Pemuda Umno Seremban"



Wartawan diserang beramai - ramai dan dipukul dihadapan awam tetapi polis hanya berdiam



Antara remaja (disyaki) bawah umur turut terlibat




Typo At Pavilion, Kuala Lumpur & Bought iPad Sleeve

Posted: 30 Mar 2012 10:18 PM PDT

Typo At Pavilion, Kuala Lumpur & Bought iPad Sleeve

Typo At Pavilion, Kuala Lumpur & Bought iPad Sleeve – Do you know Typo? Typo is a stationery & decor shop by the Australian boutique company Cotton On. I now only know it's located at 4th floor of Pavilion, beside Snowflakes. Two weeks ago, I was in Singapore and I went to look for Typo at there too, never know that Malaysia has an outlet too.

Typo At Pavilion, Kuala Lumpur & Bought iPad Sleeve

Typo is now one of my favourite stationery shop because of the hippy, cool stationery like notebooks, pen, planner, accessories and more with cool graphics and typography. I bought an PU iPad sleeve at there too! RM60 only, to protect my iPad from, especially the Smart Cover from getting dirty. =D One thing, I realised some stuff here is kinda expensive compare to Singapore's.

Typo At Pavilion, Kuala Lumpur & Bought iPad Sleeve

Typo At Pavilion, Kuala Lumpur & Bought iPad Sleeve

Cool right? During my visit to Singapore, I bought some huge alphabet decor for my room:

http://s3.amazonaws.com/data.tumblr.com/tumblr_m16w2nceqf1qa1g10o1_1280.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAI6WLSGT7Y3ET7ADQ&Expires=1333257726&Signature=Y2kHeJX%2B8stHfoUT67EydQLrY6s%3D

Typo is cool! Looking forward for Muji's opening in Malaysia by the way.


There are still a lot of Islamophobic Myanmars comitting atrocities on its Muslim citizens

Posted: 30 Mar 2012 10:42 PM PDT

There are still a lot of Islamophobic Myanmars. Now exactly just before the crucial election and changes, one Muslim home in Kyauk Padaung, near Bagan and Mount Popa, where the owner used to pray together with his family and friends is damaged by 15,000 strong mob instigated by rebel rousers racists. I am sad that a lot of Myanmar active on line are not only condoning these atrocities but are even hailing and supporting them.

The Mandalay University Students Islamic Centre near MASU or Mandalay Arts and Science University was disturbed by the authorities and part of the land confisticated because the university students regularly pray on that land. That was 40 yrs ago, I do not know the present condition.

My uncle, U Aung Khin's land and house in Patheingyi Township Mdy was also took over by the Township council because he just prayed together with his family in the house. That is a problem….

When the late Dr. U Tin Mg Naing as the representative of Datuk Ishak Ismail of Idris Hydraulisc (Malaysia) bought the Lay Har Pyin Zay (or Open Out-door Market) to build an International Hospital, the approval was withdrawn at last minute by Myanmar authorities because of the including of a Muslim prayer room in the blue prints.

The roof repair of a Rangoon mosque became the center of controversy after the Yangon City Development Committee forced the mosque to suspend work. Rangoon Mayor and USDP candidate Aung Thein Linn allegedly approved the renovation project after the Muslim community agreed to support him in the elections. However, authorities revoked the permit after the Buddhist community allegedly sent a letter of protest to the Union Election Commission in Naypyitaw. The mosque is currently without a roof. Source: American State Gov Report

In KL alone there are HUNDREDS of illegal Burmese Buddhist Monasteries. Muslim Malay government is knowingly closed their eyes. Why suppressing on Muslims in Myanmar…?

Those ignorant Racists even wrongly claimed that Buddhist Thais mercifully and magnanimously  welcomed and accepted the settlement of Muslim Malays in their southern part and now the visitor, Muslim migrants took over and pushing out the Buddhists by killing, bombing and rebellion.

I could easily revenge on workers in Malaysia who came from မႏၱေလးတုိင္း ေက်ာက္ပန္းေတာင္းၿမိဳ႕နယ္ by just reporting to very powerful gov linked Muslim NGOs. But I don't want to do. A lot of Stupid Buddhists in Myanmar are claiming WRONGLY that Malaysia was ONCE a Buddhist country. NEVER, NEVER…correct. Directly converted from Hindu. Shame on you IGNORANT RACISTs.

ေနအိမ္အတြင္း ဗလီေဆာက္ဖုိ႔ ႀကိဳးပမ္းသည့္အတြက္ ေက်ာက္ပန္းေတာင္းၿမိဳ႕ခံမ်ား ဝုိင္းဝန္းၿဖိဳဖ်က္ by Burma VJ Media Network on Saturday, March 31, 2012 Reported By ဇာဏီ၊ မတ္လ ၃၀ ရက္ေန႔၊ ၂၀၁၂ ခုႏွစ္။

မႏၱေလးတိုင္း ေက်ာက္ပန္းေတာင္းၿမိဳ႕နယ္ ဘုရားနီ ဘုရားအနီးရွိ အိမ္တအိမ္အတြင္း ဗလီ ေဆာက္လုပ္ရန္ ႀကိဳးစားသည့္အတြက္ ေက်ာက္ပန္းေတာင္းၿမိဳ႕ခံ လူဦးေရ တေသာင္းခြဲ ဝန္းက်င္ခန္႔ လာေရာက္ ၿဖိဳဖ်က္ေနသည္လုိ႔ ၿမိဳ႕ခံျပည္သူတဦးက ဘားမားဗီေဂ် မီဒီယာကုိ သတင္းေပးပုိ႔ပါသည္။

အခုလုိ ျဖစ္ပြားေနသည့္ ျပႆနာအေပၚ ေက်ာက္ပန္းေတာင္းၿမိဳ႕နယ္ ႏုိင္ငံေရး အသုိင္းအဝုိင္းက ေျပာေနၾကတာကေတာ့ " အရင္တုန္း ကတည္းက ေက်ာက္ပန္းေတာင္းက  လူမ်ိဳးျခားကုလား လက္မခံတဲ့ ၿမိဳ႕ ျဖစ္တယ္၊ ညအိပ္ညေနေတာင္ လက္မခံဘူး။ အျပင္ဘက္မွာ ထြက္ေနတဲ့အသံက ေက်ာက္ပန္းေတာင္းမွာ ကုလားေတြ ဗလီ ေဆာက္တယ္ဆုိၿပီး သတင္းရလုိ႔ ၿမိဳ႕ခံေတြ စုေပါင္းၿပီး ဝင္ဖ်က္ေနတာ၊ လူထုက တေသာင္းခြဲေလာက္ ရွိတယ္၊ ကားအစီး ၁၀၀ ေလာက္ ရွိသြားၿပီ၊ တကယ္က ကုလားနဲ႔ ဘုန္းႀကီးနဲ႔ ျပႆနာျဖစ္တယ္ဆုိၿပီးေတာ့ အသံထြက္ေနတာ" ဟု ၿမိဳ႕ခံ တဦးက ဘားမားဗီေဂ် မီဒီယာကုိ ေျပာပါသည္။

"ေက်ာက္ပန္းေတာင္းမွာ  ၿမိဳ႕လူထုေရာ သံဃာေရာ လက္မခံတာ ျဖစ္တဲ့အတြက္ ဗလီဆုိတာ မရွိဘူး။ အဲဒီအိမ္မွာ ဗလီ ခုိးေဆာက္တယ္ဆုိၿပီး အရင္သုံးေလးႏွစ္တုန္းက ျပႆနာ တခါျဖစ္ၿပီးၿပီ။ အခုထပ္ၿပီး အဲဒီအိမ္မွာပဲ ကုလားေတြက ကန္ထရိုက္ငွားၿပီး ဗလီ ခုိးေဆာက္တဲ့အတြက္ အိမ္ကုိ ဝိုင္းဖ်က္ေနၾကတာပါ။ အခုကိစၥက  က်န္တဲ့ ပေယာဂ မပါဘဲ ေက်ာက္ပန္းေတာင္းၿမိဳ႕ခံေတြရဲ႕ ဆႏၵအရ ျဖစ္တာဆုိေတာ့ အဲဒီအေပၚမွာေတာ့ မွားတယ္ မွန္တယ္လုိ႔  ဦးဇင္းအေနနဲ႔ မေျပာခ်င္ပါဘူး" ဟု ေက်ာက္ပန္းေတာင္းၿမိဳခံ သံဃာတပါးက ဘားမားဗီေဂ် မီဒီယာကုိ ေျပာပါသည္။

ဒီကေန႔ ည ၉း၀၀ နာရီအခ်ိန္မွာေတာ့ ေက်ာက္ပန္းေတာင္းၿမိဳ႕ခံလူထုဟာ အဆုိပါအိမ္ကုိ ၿဖိဳဖ်က္ခဲ့ၿပီးေနာက္ လူစုကြဲသြားၾကပါသည္။ အဲဒီလုိျဖစ္ပြားၿပီးေနာက္ ေဒသခံ အာဏာပိုင္ေတြက အဆုိပါ အိမ္အနီးအနားတြင္ လာေရာက္ေစာင့္ၾကပ္ေနသည္ကုိ ေတြ႔ရတယ္ဟု ၿမိဳ႕ခံတဦးက ေျပာပါသည္။

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The Nightly Patrols by Anwar Al Awlaki

Posted: 30 Mar 2012 09:36 PM PDT



This is Session 9 of Seventeen from the DVD Seires on the life of Umar ibn Al Khattab (RA) By Imam Anwar Al awlaki titled "Nightly Patrol".

This nine-disks DVD PACK features, Shaykh Anwar effortlessly transports the viewer back to a unique place in Islamic history. This epic journey begins with Umars (RA) early life and conversion to Islam, to his close relationship with rasoolullah (SAW), to living through Abu Bakrs Khalifah, to eventually succeeding him as Khalifah and concluding with his Martyrdom. This series is over 20 hrs long and features UNCUT footage and also Q&A which was not included in the audio release.

Umar Ibn Al Khattab Radhi Allahu Anhu(May Allah be pleased with him) is the Second Most Closest Companion of Prophet Muhammad Peace be upon him after Abu Bark Siddique Radhi Allahu Anhu(May Allah be pleased with him).


The Prophet Mohammad peace be upon him said regarding Umar:

"If there were a Prophet after me verily it would be `Umar."

This is Narrated from `Uqba ibn `Amir by Ahmad and al-Tirmidhi who graded it hasan, and by al-Hakim (3:85) who graded it sahih as confirmed by al-Dhahabi.

This single hadeeth is sufficient to get an Idea of the virtues and caliber of this great human being. The Companions of the prophet Mohammad peace be upon him were a great and best Generation and amongst this best nation, Umar Ibn Al Khattab (RA) was amongst the Best of the Best.

"We are living in tumultuous times, but they are no less tumultuous than the era of Khalifah 'Umar Ibn al-Khattab whose life began in Jahiliyah and ended in the Golden Age of Islam. We can learn much from the history of this second caliph of Islam, who was faced with unprecedented challenges but met them successfully within the framework of Shari'ah and in accordance with the true spirit of Islam.

For those who would be leaders or are leaders, Umar (RA) offers the model of an ideal Muslim leader, one who felt responsible before Allah for the well being of all those under his rile, including his troops, women, infants, non-Muslims, and even animals. Caliph Omar was a "hands-on" leader who kept himself informed and consulted scholars and experts before every major decision.

For the rest of us, his life offers a window into an exciting and important period of Islamic history, and it also reminds of an important lesson, that our strength comes not from wealth or money or status, but from our submission to Allah and our commitment to the path of Islam."


Some That Might Be: A CLUTCH OF BREASTS

Posted: 30 Mar 2012 10:18 PM PDT

Thanks to zorro-unmasked's latest blog posting, I've learnt new collective nouns.
 
Some are less widely known albeit interesting.

They are:
a Pride of lions,
a Gaggle of women,
a Herd of cows,
a Flock of chickens,
a Rope of onions
a Balance of Accountants
a Bevy of Alcoholics
a Clutch of Breasts


Well, click on link below for an exhaustive list of Collective Nouns:
http://users.tinyonline.co.uk/gswithenbank/collnoun.htm


Pelajar Ponteng Sekolah Ditangkap Khalwat

Posted: 30 Mar 2012 11:25 PM PDT

Kampung Raja – Tembelang tiga pelajar perempuan tingkatan tiga ponteng pecah apabila mereka ditangkap khalwat bersama dua lelaki di sebuah rumah di Kampung Gong Tengah dekat Kuala Besut, kelmarin.

Semua pelajar berumur 15 tahun sebuah sekolah menengah di sini ditangkap sepasukan anggota Penguat Kuasa Syariah Pejabat Agama Daerah kira-kira jam 9.15 pagi.

Pegawai Agama Daerah, Azmi Tengah berkata, bertindak atas maklumat orang awam, anggotanya menyerbu rumah tersebut.

Menurutnya, sebaik tiba di pekarangan rumah itu, keadaan sekeliling rumah sunyi dengan pintu dan tingkap tertutup rapat.

"Pemeriksaan di bahagian lain rumah mendapati terdapat satu pintu yang tidak berkunci.

"Anggota masuk ke dalam rumah dan mengetuk pintu salah sebuah bilik yang berkunci dan hanya dibuka lima minit kemudian oleh seorang remaja perempuan," katanya.

Azmi berkata, terdapat tiga remaja perempuan di dalam bilik itu dan pemeriksaan lanjut menemui dua lelaki bersembunyi di atas siling rumah berkenaan.

"Ketika ditahan semua berpakaian lengkap dan mereka tidak mempunyai hubungan muhrim.

"Manakala, lelaki ketiga berjaya melepaskan diri ketika serbuan dilakukan," katanya.

Kedua-dua lelaki tersebut berumur 18 tahun lepasan Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) sekolah yang sama dengan pelajar perempuan terbabit.

Hasil siasatan awal, pelajar perempuan itu mengaku membohongi keluarga kononnya ke sekolah tetapi dibawa ke rumah itu.

Kesemua mereka akan didakwa di bawah Seksyen 31(a) dan (b) Enakmen Kesalahan Jenayah Syariah (Takzir) Terengganu 2001 kerana berkhalwat yang sabit kesalahan boleh dihukum denda sehingga RM3,000 atau penjara sehingga dua tahun atau kedua-duanya sekali. -SH


Dulu Tolak Jawatan Exco, Kini Tertanya Pula Mana Surat Perlantikan

Posted: 30 Mar 2012 09:17 PM PDT

Phalrolrazi terima apa-apa portfolio exco

ALOR SETAR, 30 Mac: Datuk Phahrolrazi Zawawi akan hadir ke majlis angkat sumpah Exco kerajaan negeri Kedah yang dijangka akan berlangsung minggu depan.

Phahrolrazi ketika dihubungi Harakahdaily bagaimanapun berkata, sehingga kini beliau masih belum menerima sebarang surat mengenai majlis angkat sumpah itu.

"Surat belum terima, akhbar Sinar lapor dari sumber dalaman 5 April angkat sumpah," kata Phahrol kepada Harakahdaily.

Setiausaha Akhbar Menteri Besar Kedah, Helmi Khalid ketika dihubungi Harakahdaily mengesahkan tarikh mengangkat sumpah exco adalah 5 April ini.

Phahrolrazi dan Dr Ismail Salleh tidak mengangkat sumpah Exco ketika ia dijalankan sebelum ini berikutan perbezaan pendapat beliau dengan menteri besar, Datuk Seri Azizan Razak.

Namun selepas campur tangan PAS Pusat, kedua-duanya bersedia menerima semula jawatan itu.

Hubungan beliau dengan menteri besar dikatakan bertambah baik dan mereka dilihat bersama-sama makan dalam satu majlis di Kedah baru ini.

Phahrolrazi memaklumkan akan mematuhi arahan PAS dalam hal ini dan tidak akan mengambil kisah apa-apa portfoliopun yang akan diberikan kepada beliau.

Phalrolrazi difahamkan, portfolio beliau akan dikurangkan, namun katanya, "Saya mematuhi arahan pusat dan terima perlantikan exco tidak kisah apa-apa portfolio pun." -HD

Phahrolrazi belum terima surat lantikan semula exco

Walaupun upacara mengangkat sumpah bagi menyambung tugas sebagai exco Kedah dikatakan ditetapkan minggu depan, Timbalan Pesuruhjaya PAS Kedah 1 Datuk Phahrolrazi Zawawi sendiri masih kabur tentang perkara itu.

"Saya masih belum terima surat untuk angkat sumpah," katanya melalui jawapan ringkas melalui SMS kepada Malaysiakini.

The Star hari ini melaporkan menteri besar mengesahkan Phahrolrazi dan Dr Ismail Salleh akan mengangkat sumpah minggu depan, itu dijangka berlangsung pada 5 April.

Harian itu juga melaporkan terdapat kemungkinan portfolio kedua-dua pemimpin kanan PAS itu akan dikecilkan.

Semalam beliau enggan mengulas isu penyambungan semula tugasnya kerana belum mendapat surat rasmi daripada kerajaan.

Akhir bulan lalu, Menteri Besar Kedah Datuk Seri Azizan Abdul Razak dilapor berkata kedua-dua exco tersebut - Phahrolrazi dan Dr Ismail Salleh - "masih berpeluang dilantik semula" selepas tamat tempoh khidmat pada tarikh itu.

Sebelum ini, kedua-dua tokoh tersebut enggan dilantik semula menyambung tugas kerana tidak berpuas hati berkaitan soal pentadbiran kerajaan negeri terutama Phahrolrazi yang mengakui mempunyai perbezaan 'kritikal' dengan Azizan.

Hal demikian menyebabkan pucuk pimpinan parti campurtangan menyelesaikan kemelut yang berlaku selepas mengadakan pertemuan dan mesyuarat dengan kepimpinan PAS negeri selama lebih dari lima jam di Alor Setar, Kedah awal bulan ini.

Hasilnya PAS mengarahkan kedua-dua timbalan pesuruhjaya PAS negeri itu menerima semula jawatan berkenaan dan mereka akur dengan arahan tersebut, sekaligus mengaktifkan semula jawatankuasa pemandu yang dilaksanakan sewaktu PAS menguasai Kelantan pada 1990.

Mengulas sama ada beliau selesa selepas kepimpinan Pemuda PAS negeri mendesaknya dan Ismail digugurkan dalam kepimpinan negeri susulan kontroversi itu, Phahrolrazi berkata desakan itu "sebahagian daripada asam garam berpolitik".

"Walaupun PAS sebuah parti Islam, keadaan ini tidak dapat dielakkan di mana ada pihak yang menyokong dan tidak menyokong kita.

"Ini sebahagian daripada asam garam berpolitik seperti pepatah Melayu "kalau takut dilambung ombak jangan berumah di tepi pantai"," tegasnya.

Sehubungan itu, Phahrolrazi yang juga ADUN Pengkalan Kundor berkata tidak timbul soal selesa atau tidak berhubung perkara itu.

Sementara Timbalan Presiden PAS Mohamad Sabu dilapor berkata tuntutan daripada Pemuda negeri yang mahu mereka berundur sebagai "pandangan peribadi."

Bahkan, beliau menegaskan, PAS tidak menerima apa-apa pandangan rasmi daripada sayap parti itu berhubung perkata itu.
-mk


Ulasan GB

Bukankah bagus begitu. Terima saja apa-apa portfolio exco.

Ini sampai bertegang leher tak terima jawatan exco dahulu apa pasal? Sekarang tertanya-tanya pula mana surat perlantikan. Apa salahnya bertanya terus kepada pejabat MB daripada membuat aduan/kenyataan di akhbar?

Semasa sebelum dilantik semula exco, begitu hebat kritik MB Kedah. Kata Ustadz Azizan keras kepala, cengeh dan seumpamanya. Lepas Ustadz Azizan tidak pecat walaupun ada usul, puji pula Ustadz Azizan dengan kata-kata manis, Ustadz Azizan berlapang dada, bersifat terbuka dan sebagainya.

Macam tulah juga perangai Hassan Ali dengan MB Selangor. Cuba-cubalah hentikan membawa perangai ala Hassan Ali itu yang amat pepat di luar tetapi rencong di dalam.

Dan semuga ini menjadi pengajaran kepada mereka berdua supaya sentiasa menjaga adab jamaah, apatah lagi kedua-duanya adalah dari barisan pimpinan PAS Negeri. Pelik betul bila dah jadi pimpinan PAS negeri tak tahu bab fiqh harakah.

Malulah dengan jemaah apatah lagi dengan Tuhanmu!


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