Monday, March 26, 2012

A Quest for Empire Cut Dress

A Quest for Empire Cut Dress


A Quest for Empire Cut Dress

Posted: 26 Mar 2012 09:56 AM PDT

Been looking for a tailor who does empire cut dress at a reasonable price. Obviously that took me to Google and my own photo archive. And so I landed on these…

…here goes. after slightly over 2 years, i (finally) decided to upload some.

masa untuk mengimbau kenangan lalu (^.^)

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sedang berusaha keras untuk berjalan seperti perantin.

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penat je tunduk tersipu-sipu tapi pengapit tak tutup pun muka ai dengan kipas!

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"sedap jugak bau nasik minyak tu," kataku padanya.

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tetamu balik je, abis kaum kerabat ku kasi licin bunga dalam pasu besar tu. nasib baik bunga lain bunga plastit. kalau tak amik gambar dengan frame pelamin je la ^_^

pengapit mogok lapar

Moments captured by Hafiz Shah (and also Aida Rohayu & Natasha Azim)

Attire by Zaifie Zainal Creations

Make-up by Amy Janz

Hand bouquet by Weng Hoa Flower Boutique

Dais by De Classaflora

Shoes by Princess which I bought for RM119. So comfortable I ended up wearing them for all the events.

(^.^)


Filed under: attire, deco, doorgift, girls talk, hand bouqet, memory lane, photos, retrospective, wedding, wedding bell


Dinner At Pat Kin Pat Sun Cafe, Jalan Genting Klang

Posted: 26 Mar 2012 09:09 AM PDT

Dinner At Pat Kin Pat Sun Cafe, Jalan Genting Klang – Have been visiting a friend at Setapak for a few times recently. You know, Setapak is like so far from Bandar Sunway, one is at the south and another is at the north, so no surprise that I seldom visit the place.

Dinner At Pat Kin Pat Sun Cafe, Jalan Genting Klang

Only then I know there's a very happenings road called Jalan Genting Klang where there's many F&B outlet, frequent visited by UTAR and KTAR students at there. I went there with Arron, Raykee, Sher Reen and Carmen 2 weekends ago.

Dinner At Pat Kin Pat Sun Cafe, Jalan Genting Klang

Pat Kin Pat Sun means 'will not leave until I see you' in Cantonese and from the name itself, you know it serves Hong Kong char chan teng food, something like Wong Kok & Kim Gary.

Dinner At Pat Kin Pat Sun Cafe, Jalan Genting Klang

Dinner At Pat Kin Pat Sun Cafe, Jalan Genting Klang

Well, the food at there are almost identical to Kim Gary food, we ordered cheese baked rice (RM13.90) for each of us as it looks tempting in the menu. In my opinion, I feel it's so-so only as the cheese didn't really sip into the rice, it's just a layer of cheese and pork on top of the rice. The essence, the aroma, the feel are not strong enough.

Anyway, they do seems to serve nice western food e.g. chicken chop too. Gonna try that in the future when I visit Setapak again.

Pat Kin Pat Sun Cafe

G-21 & M21 Platinum Victory 128,
Jalan Genting Klang,
53300 Setapak, Kuala Lumpur.

Telephone: +603-41431929


MUJI Is Coming To Pavilion, Kuala Lumpur

Posted: 26 Mar 2012 08:38 AM PDT

MUJI Is Coming To Pavilion, Kuala Lumpur – The minimalist design lifestyle Japanese shop – Muji has finally arrived in Malaysia after so many years. I am a fan of MUJI although the price is rather expensive, but the simplicity of the design is just awesome. I like the stationery the most, can't wait to visit it in April 2012 at Pavilion to do some shoppings. Last time in high school, my pencil case was full of MUJI pens that I bought from MUJI Singapore + Bangkok.

MUJI Is Coming To Pavilion, Kuala Lumpur


2 Exco Tolak Fitnah Hassan Ali

Posted: 26 Mar 2012 11:03 AM PDT

Kos pejabat: 2 Exco nafi dakwaan Hasan

SHAH ALAM - Dua Exco Kerajaan Negeri petang ini menafikan dakwaan bahawa jumlah kos ubahsuai pejabat mereka lebih tinggi berbanding kos pengubahsuaian pejabat bekas Exco Hal Ehwal Agama Islam, Datuk Dr Hasan Mohamed Ali, yang didakwa bernilai RM300,000.

Exco Pelajaran, Pengajian Tinggi dan Pembangunan Modal Insan, Dr Halimah Ali berkata, sejak Mac 2008 beliau tidak pernah melakukan sebarang ubahsuai terhadap pejabatnya.

"Saya sejak Mac 2008 masih lagi duduk di pejabat bersebelahan pejabat pegawai kewangan, dari dahulu sehingga sekarang saya tidak pernah membuat sebarang ubahsuai," kata beliau ketika ditemui media, di lobi Dewan Undangan Negeri (Dun), hari ini.

Dalam pada itu, Exco Kesihatan, Pekerja Ladang, Kemiskinan dan Kerajaan Prihatin, Dr Xavier Jayakumar pula menyifatkan dakwaan tersebut sebagai tuduhan jahat untuk memburukkan imej beliau.

Menurutnya, tindakan Hasan itu dilihat sebagai usaha melepaskan diri setelah terlibat dalam dakwaan yang ditimbulkan oleh Adun Bukti Antarabangsa, Azmin Ali, Jumaat lalu.

"Saya sudi membawa wartawan untuk melihat sendiri pejabat saya, kerana setakat ini saya hanya menukar karpet serta membuat dua pejabat kecil.

"Jumlah ubahsuai tersebut juga tidak melebihi RM100,000, kita sememangnya teliti jumlah ubahsuai yang dilakukan," katanya. -SH

'Kos pejabat Xavier, Halimah lebih besar'

PETALING JAYA – Bekas Exco Kerajaan Negeri, Datuk Dr Hasan Mohamed Ali mendakwa keseluruhan kerja-kerja pengubahsuaian pejabatnya adalah lebih rendah kosnya jika dibandingkan dengan kos pengubahsuaian pejabat Exco lain seperti Dr. Xavier Jayakumar dan Dr. Halimah Ali.

Hasan menjelaskan perkara itu yang merupakan salah satu daripada tiga dakwaan Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (Adun) Bukit Antarabangsa, Azmin Ali yang mendedahkan Hasan terlibat menyalahgunakan dana dan kedudukan ketika membahaskan titah Sultan Selangor pada sidang Dewan Undangan Negeri (Dun) Selangor Jumaat lalu.

Hasan berkata, kerja-kerja pengubahsuaian dijalankan itu amat sederhana daripada segi kualiti bahan dan mutu kerja dilaksanakan.

Beliau menegaskan kerja-kerja pengubahsuaian itu bukan hanya melibatkan ruang pejabatnya tetapi juga termasuk bagi 19 orang termasuk semua pegawai dan kakitangan Skim Mikro Kredit Selangor (Skimsel).

"Saya ingin jemput Yang Berhormat Bukit Antarabangsa membuat sedikit penyiasatan untuk membuat perbandingan antara pengubahsuaian pejabat saya dengan kerja-kerja pengubahsuaian mana-mana Jabatan Kerajaan Negeri termasuk anak syarikat dan badan berkanun dalam tempoh yang sama.

"Mengikut maklumat saya perolehi, kerja-kerja pengubahsuaian pejabat saya adalah lebih rendah kosnya jika dibandingkan dengan kos pengubahsuaian pejabat Exco lain seperti Xaxier dan Halimah," katanya pada sidang media di rumahnya di sini.

Menurutnya, beliau boleh memaafkan kealpaan Azmin kerana menimbulkan semula isu tersebut tetapi sukar baginya untuk memaafkan Azmin kerana didakwa mempunyai niat buruk tersembunyi menimbulkannya semula.

Katanya, tindakan Azmin mempersoalkan kredibilitinya di sidang Dun itu dilihat sebagai secara langsung mempertikaikan kredibiliti kerajaan Pakatan Rakyat (PR).
-petikan SH


Hasan says other excos spent more

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Selangor executive council member Hasan Ali claimed today that other executive councillors spent more than he did in response to accusation that his office's renovation cost was exorbitant.

The sacked PAS leader said the RM850,000 spent on his office was still lower than the refurbishment costs of Dr Xavier Jeyakumar and Dr Halimah Ali's respective offices and questioned the motive behind the scrutiny on him.

Last Friday, PKR deputy president Azmin Ali accused Hasan of spending RM300,000 to renovate his office, and RM550,000 for a Selangor Malay Customs and Heritage Corp (Padat) conference when the latter was chairman of the state body.

Azmin, the Bukit Antarabangsa assemblyman, also claimed Hasan did not conduct open tenders for road maintenance contracts when he was the Infrastructure and Public Amenities executive council chairman.

Hasan said Azmin, who also had been accused of financial misappropriation in the past, had no right to question his credibility.

"The cost to renovate my office, which was to fit 19 staff, was still low compared to Xavier and Halimah," the former Selangor PAS chief told a press conference at his house here.

"Azmin has no locus standi to question my credibility as he has yet to explain all the accusation of financial irregularities thrown against him."

Hasan was sacked from the party on Jan 8 and subsequently removed from his executive council post for his belligerence and continuous attacks on the Pakatan Rakyat state administration.

He claimed the state policies were betraying Islam, the Malays and the royalty and put the blame on Pakatan chief and Selangor economic adviser, Anwar Ibrahim, saying his liberal policies were influencing the Selangor government's directions.

PAS had him removed after he went against party instructions and called for supporters to avoid a rally held on the day Anwar's sodomy trial verdict was handed down.

Plot to oust Khalid

Hasan has since gone on a nationwide campaign "in the name of Islam and Malay unity" through his NGO, Jati, which has become his platform to criticise the Selangor government's supposed "anti-Islam" policies.

Azmin's attack on him was believed to be in response to Hasan's campaign but the latter said the criticism was only hurting Khalid Ibrahim's credibility as the Menteri Besar.

"What he is doing is only attacking the credibility of the Pakatan government," Hasan said, pointing out that renovation cost of his office was approved by the state government.

He accused Azmin of attempting to "kill two birds with one stone" when questioning the cost, saying the criticism was not only meant for him but was an attack on Khalid as well.

"It is understood that he [Azmin] had long tried to oust Khalid," he said. Azmin had denied the allegation although it is widely known that he and Khalid have had conflicts in the past.

Hasan urged Khalid to probe into the expenses of all executive councillors and other state companies, naming state financial officer Arif Abdul Rahman as an example of the lack of transparency in Khalid's governance.

Arif was said to have been given RM250,000 annually by state-owned firms like Kumpulan Darul Ehsan, Worldwide Holdings and PKNS since 2008 for overseas holidays and receives a monthly salary of up to RM100,000 for "being a silent director" on these companies.

Bad faith

In an immediate reaction, Jeyakumar said Hasan's allegation was done in bad faith.

"I can take all of you (reporters) to my room. The only renovation I did was to change the carpet and build two smaller meeting rooms. I will reveal the figure tomorrow. Hasan's allegation is a lie."

"I think the actual cost (of renovation to his office) was less than RM100,000. I remember because we are very particular about costs…we also want to keep the costs low,"
he told reporters at the Selangor state assembly.

He said the renovation works were done soon after Pakatan Rakyat took over the administration of the state following the 2008 general election.

Meanwhile Halimah also refuted Hasan's allegation, saying that she had never shifted office since 2008.

"My office is just by the side of the state finance officer's office. From then to now, I have not done any renovation to my office,"
she added. -FMT


Ulasan GB

Apa jenis punya manusia ni sehingga terpaksa memfitnah orang.

Benar pemerhatian yang GB katakan dulu, dia akan semakin hanyut dan semakin sesat ...

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Ananda Krishnan & his only son, a Buddhist monk!

Posted: 26 Mar 2012 09:46 AM PDT

The monk who flew in a jet

By business bhutan | 01 January 2011

Whaddaya know?! Old news but I guess few know about Ananda and his only son, a monk!

 Facts from Rich-Bastards.com
Robert Kuok
once known as the Sugar King of Asia
Ananda Krishnan
Maxis Communications is Malaysia's largest cellphone service provider ... notable philanthropist ... has son who is a monk and lives in a forest


@ Altius Directory | Ananda Krishnan Profile
http://www.altiusdirectory.com/Business/world-billionaire.php?profile=Ananda-Krishnan&id=90

Some Little Known Facts about Ananda Krishnan

  • He has a hobby of collection of modern arts.
  • He has homes in Kuala Lumpur‚ London‚ and south of France. Ananda Krishnan also owns a farmhouse in Australia.
  • He is a very private person and shies away from public exposure when it comes to his personal life. He maintains a very low-profile lifestyle unusual for a person of his stature.
  • He has a spiritual son who is a monk.


Pelik, Keluarga Dirang Terus Diancam, Cubaan Samun & Dikejar Orang Tidak Dikenali

Posted: 26 Mar 2012 08:36 AM PDT

Keluarga Dirang diganggu

PASIR GUDANG – Keluarga mangsa bunuh dan bakar, Nurul Nadirah Abdullah, 5, atau Dirang mendakwa berasa terancam sejak kematian kanak-kanak itu.

Ibunya, Roselyn Alan, 25, berkata, kehidupan mereka sekeluarga tidak tenteram berikutan beberapa insiden seperti cubaan samun dan dikejar individu tidak dikenali.

"Sejak dua hari lalu, rumah yang kami diami cuba dipecah masuk kira-kira jam 1 pagi. Ketika itu, kami semua sedang lena tidur, namun adik ipar terdengar bunyi penjenayah cuba memecah masuk melalui bumbung.

"Pada mulanya, kami sangka ia bunyi burung yang berjalan di siling, tetapi penjenayah itu cuba pecahkan siling menyebabkan ibu bertindak mengambil batang besi lalu mengetuk pintu dengan kuat, menyebabkan penjenayah itu melarikan diri," katanya selepas menerima kunjungan Ketua Polis Johor, Datuk Mohd Mokhtar Mohd Shariff dan isterinya, Bibi Zakiah Meraslam di rumah mereka di Flet Seri Delima, Bandar Seri Alam, di sini, semalam.

Roselyn memberitahu, ia merupakan kejadian pertama cubaan pecah rumah dialaminya sejak hampir setahun setengah mereka sekeluarga menetap di situ.

Jelasnya, atas dasar keselamatan, mereka sekeluarga telah berpindah ke blok lain di situ.

"Kami bukan tidak mahu pindah tempat lain, tapi berasa selesa di sini kerana terdapat ramai saudara-mara yang tinggal di flet ini," katanya.

Ibu tiga anak ini juga mendakwa, adik bongsu lelakinya, Mohd Hakim Alan, 14, dikejar tiga individu tidak dikenali dalam tiga kejadian berasingan.

Roselyn percaya kejadian yang berlaku ada kena mengena dengan kes kematian Dirang.

Sementara itu, menceritakan detik-detik cemas dialaminya, Mohd Hakim berkata, kejadian pertama dia dikejar ialah ketika hendak ke kafe siber berdekatan rumah.

"Ketika itu lebih kurang jam 1 tengah hari, saya hendak ke kafe siber, kemudian ada lelaki cuba mendekati sambil memanggil saya dekat dengannya. Dia kemudian bertanya saya anak siapa.

"Tidak mengendahkan lelaki itu, saya kemudian bertindak melarikan diri lalu dikejar," katanya.

Mohd Hakim berkata, insiden yang sama turut berlaku selang beberapa hari lalu dan mendakwa lelaki itu menaiki kereta Kancil berwarna merah sentiasa mengekorinya.

Roselyn berkata, dia akan membuat laporan polis berhubung kejadian yang berlaku kerana khuatir akan keselamatan mereka sekeluarga. -SH


Keluarga diancam

SERI ALAM: Belum hilang rasa sedih selepas pemergian Nurul Nadirah Abdullah, 5, atau Dirang pada 1 Mac lalu, keluarga kanak-kanak itu mendakwa terancam berikutan beberapa insiden dilalui keluarga berkenaan dengan terbaru cubaan memecah masuk rumah mereka di Flat Seri Delima, Bandar Baru Seri Alam.

Dalam kejadian jam 1 pagi kelmarin, keluarga Dirang yang sedang tidur dikejutkan dengan bunyi bising dari siling.

Bunyi aneh yang pada mulanya disangka burung menyebabkan mereka tidak mengendahkannya, bagaimanapun mula berasa pelik apabila ia semakin kuat seperti seseorang sedang mengorek lubang pada siling berkenaan.

Ibu Dirang, Roselyn Alan, 25, berkata, kejadian itu disedari adik iparnya sebelum semua ahli keluarga dikejutkan daripada tidur.

"Kami meminta bantuan jiran untuk mengesan punca bunyi terbabit. Kerana risau, kami menendang dinding dan tiang rumah. Bunyi aneh itu kemudian hilang selepas jiran memenuhi depan rumah. -hm


LIMA MEDANG, menunjukkan siling rumah kosong yang dipercayai digunakan individu yang tidak dikenali untuk memecah masuk ke rumahnya melalui siling di flet Seri Delima Bandar Seri Alam, Johor Bahru.



Ulasan GB

Mengapa GB kata pelik?

Sebab orang yang dikatakan membunuh Dirang sudah direman malah hari ini sudah didakwa di mahkamah.

Kemudian, orang yang mana pula mengancam, meracau, mengejar malah cuba menyamun keluarga Dirang?

Ada beberapa perkara yang timbulkan persoalan sebelum ini misalnya SMS dikatakan dihantar oleh budak umur 11 tahun yang nampaknya di luar logika akal.

Yang mana fakta, yang mana auta?

Ya Allah, dedahkanlah kebenaran itu kebenaran...

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Mengapa CUEPACS diketepikan sekali lagi?

Posted: 26 Mar 2012 07:57 AM PDT

KENYATAAN MEDIA
26 March 2012
UNTUK SEBARAN SEGERA

Mengapa CUEPACS diketepikan sekali lagi?

Sekali lagi rakyat gelisah mendengar berita bahawa CUEPACS, seperti yang disebut presidennya Datuk Omar Osman, tidak dimaklumkan tentang siapa yang akan menyertai suruhanjaya untuk mengkaji penyelaran gaji perkhidmatan awam selepas pembatalan tiba-tiba skim Saraan Baru Perkidmatan Awam (SBPA).

Pakatan Rakyat menyokong penuh gesaan CUEPACS untuk dijadikan salah satu pihak berkepentingan ("stakeholder") dalam isu ini, tapi juga agar pihak kerajaan tidak lagi melakukan tindakan bersifat "unilateral" seperti skim SBPA dahulu, yang telah gagal akibat tentangan yang begitu kuat dari pelbagai pihak.

Pakatan Rakyat juga sedar akan usaha kerajaan untuk meneruskan dan menambahbaik sistem Skim Saraan Malaysia (SSM) sedia ada, termasuk menubuhkan suruhanjaya khas untuk melaksanakan penambahbaikan yang "komprehensif dan menyeluruh" terhadap perkhidmatan awam negara.

Oleh itu, kami menyarankan satu Jawatankuasa Tetap Parlimen ditubuhkan agar semua pihak berkepentingan termasuklah pihak Pembangkang akan dapat memberi cadangan-cadangan membina bagi perkhidmatan awam, yang merupakan salah satu tunjang pembangunan negara.

YB Nurul Izzah Anwar
Ahli Parlimen Lembah Pantai, merangkap
Naib Presiden KEADILAN

MEDIA STATEMENT
26 March 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Why keep CUEPACS in the dark, again?

It is of public interest and a grave concern that CUEPACS, according to its president Datuk Omar Osman, has not been informed on the necessary details including the identity of the members of a public service pay review commission after the abrupt cancellation of the Civil Service Remuneration Scheme (SBPA).

Pakatan Rakyat not only supports the call by CUEPACS to be consulted as a rightful stakeholder, but also not to repeat the government's penchant for unilateral action which caused the earlier SBPA scheme to be unceremoniously scrapped due to strong opposition.

Pakatan Rakyat is also aware of the government's effort to maintain and improve the existing Malaysian Remuneration System (SSM) which includes the formation of a special commission tasked to review in a "comprehensive and holistic" manner all aspects on how to improve the country's civil service.

Therefore, we propose that a Permanent Parliamentary Committee be established for the Civil Service so that all stakeholder's including from the Royal Opposition will be able to contribute constructively in the affairs of one of our nation's key pillar in development.

YB Nurul Izzah Anwar
MP for Lembah Pantai and
Vice President of KEADILAN


Wee Kah Siong got punched?

Posted: 26 Mar 2012 07:34 AM PDT


During that event Wee Kah Siong (protected & surround by 12 pulis) claimed he kena tumbuk on the face


showing Sin Chew's reporter he pain pain ...

and said "我最遺憾的是,穿著反對黨衣服的支持者,竟然在眾目睽睽之下,很不理性地衝上來及揮拳打過來。我只能說,大家都是華教出身的,以及本是同根生,如果大家抱著解決問題的目的,打架可以解決問題嗎?發泄之後又能怎麼樣?"

translate short version: we all chinese why hurt each other, tumbuk tumbuk can solve problem? u vent on me then problem got solved?

doesn't solve any problems but dem sure it feels hella good.
 this wee-guy is a proven constant liar and drama queen! but no need until hit him la... sort of giving him political mileage only


Sure is from punch or deadly accurate newspaper throw?


That horny look...

Posted: 26 Mar 2012 07:24 AM PDT


see his mouth and eyes already enuff.....

"You help me, I help you..."


Kisah 30 Kambing Tak Takut Air, Terperangkap Di Beting

Posted: 26 Mar 2012 07:32 AM PDT

Kuantan - Tanggapan bahawa kambing takutkan air mungkin tidak lagi sesuai digunakan kerana kira-kira 30 ekor kambing dipercayai milik penduduk Kampung Tanjung Selangor, Pekan, dilihat selesa turun bermain air di beting pasir berhampiran Kuala Kampung Cherok Paloh, dekat sini, semalam.

Kejadian yang dianggap pelik itu disaksikan sebuah keluarga dari Kuantan yang kebetulan singgah berehat di tepi pantai berkenaan.

Bagaimanapun keasyikan mereka menyaksikan gelagat kambing itu bertukar cemas apabila semua haiwan terbabit terperangkap di beting pasir berikutan air pasang.

Moha Hazrul Hisham, 27, dari Bukit Setongkol, di sini, berkata, dia bersama 10 ahli keluarganya singgah di pantai itu kira-kira jam 9 pagi untuk berehat selepas penat mengayuh basikal dari Kuantan ke Kampung Cheruk Paloh.

Menurutnya, mereka ternampak kumpulan kambing itu datang dari Tanjung Selangor sebelum melintasi air cetek di beting pasir dan berjalan ke kawasan yang agak jauh ke tengah.

"Kami sedari air mula pasang dan ternampak haiwan terbabit mula berkumpul di satu kawasan dikelilingi air laut yang semakin dalam serta berarus agak deras.

"Kami mula panik kerana bimbang kambing-kambing itu akan lemas, namun beberapa nelayan yang melintasi kawasan itu bersama bot masing-masing tidak mengendahkan kejadian yang berlaku," katanya.

Moha berkata, atas dasar kemanusiaan, dia menghubungi Jabatan Pertahanan Awam (JPAM) untuk meminta bantuan bagi menyelamatkan kambing berkenaan memandangkan keadaan air semakin dalam.

Tiga anggota JPAM Pekan, Mohd Indra Iskandar Ramli, 21, Nor Faizal Mohamad, 27, dan Abdul Syukur Ismail, 30, tiba di lokasi kira-kira jam 10 pagi sebelum cuba mendekati kawasan kambing yang terperangkap menggunakan sebuah bot.

Kehadiran tiga anggota penyelamat itu seolah-olah tidak disenangi kumpulan kambing terbabit apabila semuanya cuba melarikan diri dengan berenang melintasi air yang agak deras untuk ke tebing arah Tanjung Selangor.

Kejadian disaksikan dengan penuh debaran keluarga terbabit kerana mereka tidak yakin haiwan itu mampu melepasi arus deras sejauh kira-kira 50 meter ke tebing.

Bagaimanapun, debaran mereka berakhir apabila kambing-kambing itu berjaya sampai ke tebing dalam keadaan selamat, tetapi seekor anak kambing tersasar dibawa arus, namun sempat diselamatkan tiga anggota JPAM itu.

Bagi Mohd Indra, pengalaman menyelamat haiwan bukan kali pertama baginya, namun kes kambing terperangkap dan nyaris lemas dalam air laut tidak pernah dilalui selama dia berkhidmat dalam pasukan sukarela itu.

Menurutnya, mereka tetap memberikan respons terhadap semua aduan orang ramai walaupun kes kecemasan itu melibatkan haiwan.

"Bagi kami haiwan juga makhluk bernyawa dan perlu diselamatkan jika berlaku kecemasan atau bencana, jus­teru kami nekad untuk menyelamatkan kambing-kambing itu daripada lemas dihanyutkan arus," katanya kepada Sinar Harian. -SH

30 kambing 'main air' terperangkap di beting

KUANTAN: Kambing tidak lagi takutkan air. Mungkin itu sesuai menggambarkan tindakan sekumpulan 30 haiwan peliharaan yang turun bermain air di beting pasir dekat kuala Kampung Cherok Paloh, Pekan, pagi semalam.

Namun, gelagat kumpulan kambing itu yang cuba 'berjinak' dengan air membawa padah apabila mereka terperangkap di beting pasir berkenaan selepas air laut tiba-tiba pasang.

Bagaimanapun, kumpulan kambing itu selamat sampai ke tebing selepas mengharungi air walaupun seekor tersasar dibawa arus, namun diselamatkan anggota Jabatan Pertahanan Awam Malaysia (JPAM) yang bergegas ke tempat kejadian. Kejadian kambing bermain air yang dianggap pelik itu disaksikan sebuah keluarga dari Bukit Setongkol, di sini, yang singgah berehat di pantai berkenaan jam 9 pagi semalam.

Saksi kejadian, Moha Hazrul Hisham, 27, berkata ketika tiba di pantai berkenaan bersama 10 ahli keluarganya yang mengayuh basikal dari bandar ini ke Cherok Paloh, dia melihat kumpulan kambing itu datang dari arah Tanjung Selangor, Pekan, melintasi air cetek sebelum menuju beting pasir terletak 50 meter dari pantai.

Katanya, tiba-tiba air mula pasang dan mereka yang melihat kejadian itu cemas kerana air laut sudah mengelilingi beting pasir itu tempat kumpulan kambing itu berada.

"Melihatkan air laut semakin dalam dan arus deras saya bimbang kambing itu lemas menyebabkan saya menghubungi JPAM," katanya.

Katanya, kumpulan kambing itu selamat ke pantai walaupun seekor daripadanya pada mulanya hanyut dibawa arus dan sempat diselamatkan anggota JPAM dengan sebuah bot.
-hm.




Wee chose to forgive, easy like a boy who wee-wee

Posted: 26 Mar 2012 08:41 AM PDT

No police report will be lodged against the person who has been accused of shoving his fist into the face of Deputy Education Minister Wee Ka Siong at a rally in Kajang yesterday. Wee's unexpected visit to the rally, organised by Chinese education group Dong Zong to protest the shortage of Chinese-educated teachers for Chinese schools, caused a commotion and a scuffle reportedly broke out between a middle-aged man and Wee's police escort, when the man tried to approach Wee upon his arrival at the New Era College in Kajang.

Wee told reporters at the Parliament lobby today that he has "forgiven" the person who tried to punch him.

Responding to demands from Pakatan Rakyat MPs that he lodges a police report on the alleged attack, Wee said, aid, "I've chosen to forgive them... I was prepared for the worst. It took guts to go and listen to their voices, that's all."

NONEHowever, DAP's Cheras MP Tan Kok Wai categorically denied the allegation made in several news reports that cited Wee as saying that the person who punched him was an opposition supporter (some reported that the person was a DAP member), saying it was a "presumptuous" claim.
Wee said. "I've already said yesterday... I don't want to politicise it. If I wanted to politicise it I could have had another round of police reports and press conferences. I don't even want to talk abut it."
Fine, fine. Wee doesn't want to politicise and has chosen to forgive but he's still not solving the problem faced by Chinese schools.
If Wee quits, he will never get to solve the problem. If Wee stays, he can never ever solve the problem.

Poor Wee. Caught between the devil and the deep blue sea.


Wajah Buruh Yang Didakwa Pembunuh Dirang Dihadapkan Ke Mahkamah

Posted: 26 Mar 2012 06:21 AM PDT

Johor Bahru: Seorang buruh dihadapkan ke Mahkamah Majistret di sini, hari ini, terhadap tuduhan membunuh seorang kanak-kanak perempuan, Nurul Nadirah Abdullah atau lebih dikenali sebagai Dirang, awal bulan ini.

Muidin Maidin, 24, dituduh membunuh Nurul Nadirah, 5, di ladang kelapa sawit, Jalan Suria 47, Bandar Seri Alam, Masai, di sini, antara jam 11 pagi dan 7 malam, 1 Mac lalu.

Muidin yang didakwa mengikut Seksyen 302 Kanun Keseksaan, yang membawa hukuman gantung sampai mati, jika sabit kesalahan, mengangguk faham selepas pertuduhan dibacakan terhadapnya di hadapan Majistret Mohd Isa Mohamed.

Tiada pengakuan direkodkan daripada tertuduh.

Mohd Isa kemudian menetapkan 4 Mei depan untuk sebutan semula kes.

Sementara itu, di mahkamah yang sama, seorang lelaki yang ditahan bersama-sama Muidin untuk membantu siasatan berhubung pembunuhan Nurul Nadirah, dihukum penjara sebulan dan dua tahun pengawasan selepas mengaku bersalah terhadap pertuduhan penyalahgunaan dadah.

Razmin Mosum, 34, yang juga seorang buruh mengaku melakukan kesalahan itu di Pejabat Bahagian Siasatan Jenayah Narkotik, Ibu Pejabat Polis Daerah Seri Alam, Masai, kira-kira jam 8.40 malam, 2 Mac lalu.

Dia yang tidak diwakili peguam didakwa mengikut Seksyen 15 (1)(a) Akta Dadah Berbahaya 1952 yang membawa hukuman penjara maksimum dua tahun atau denda tidak melebihi RM5,000 dan dua tahun pengawasan.

Mohd Isa memerintahkan hukuman penjara terhadap Razmin berjalan serentak dari tarikh tangkap, pada 2 Mac lalu.

Pendakwaan terhadap Muidin dan Razmin dikendalikan Timbalan Pendakwa Raya M Vinodharan. - BERNAMA


Breaking up wealth concentration in Malaysia

Posted: 26 Mar 2012 05:26 AM PDT

The past year has seen the government and the opposition unveil their respective economic reform policies. Even if these reform policies and their attendant programmes are implemented, they will not be able to resolve the country's economic problems. This is because the policies advocated by both sides of the political divide are merely palliative. They do not address the root or fundamental cause of the problem of structural deformation of the country's economy.

How has this deformation come about? What are its characteristics? And what can be done to bring about a reversal or correction of the deformation so that we have a really transformed economic system that can live up to its full potential?

First we need to recognize that wealth in any country – and Malaysia is no exception – is created by economic activity engaged in by individuals or enterprises that bring profits or gains to the entrepreneur. Much of this wealth creation and subsequent accumulation is legitimate. It is based on material reward arising from work (or gift) and is socially and ethically acceptable. It comes from risk-taking and from the social utility and superiority of the products and services generated by the individual or enterprise.

Wealth generated and accumulated by individuals through legitimate means and conforming to the norms of justice and fairness is not only desirable but beneficial to society and the economy.

But what about wealth that is created or amassed by less than legitimate or by illegitimate or illegal means? Is it a minor or non-issue and do we just ignore it as is the case with the Barisan Nasional government?

Outflow of massive illegal wealth accumulation
One important clue to the massive wealth capture by illicit means in Malaysia was exposed recently by the Global Financial Integrity, a US-based watchdog.

In its study on 'Illicit Financial Flows from Developing Countries', it estimated that Malaysia was fifth in the world on cumulative total illicit financial flows (IFF) since 2000.

For 2009 alone, IFF (non-normalised) amounted to approximately U$47 billion (approximately RM145 billion at the exchange rate of RM3.1 = US$1) and over the cumulative nine years, total IFF amounted to US$350 (approximately RM1.09 trillion.)

Two methods of estimation were used in the study, one being the World Bank residual model (using the change in external debt or CED), and secondly, trade mispricing (using the Gross Excluding Reversals method or GER).

Through the balance of payments (a component of CED), it captures unrecorded capital leakages i.e. illicit transfers of the proceeds of bribery, theft, kickbacks, and tax evasion. Outflow of unrecorded transfers due to trade mispricing was captured under the GER method.

Based on the study, Malaysia's nine-year average normalised i.e. conservative IFF, amounted to US$14.2 billion (42%; RM43.9 billion) due to CED while GER accounted for $19.6 billion (58%; RM60.8 billion). Meanwhile, average non-normalised IFF was US$15.4 billion (44%; RM47.5 billion) due to CED and US$19.6 billion (56%; RM60.8 billion) due to GER.

MNCs and Illicit Financial Flows
According to the study, "illicit flows involve capital that is illegally earned, transferred, or utilised and covers all unrecorded private financial outflows that drive the accumulation of foreign assets by residents in contravention of applicable capital controls and regulatory frameworks. Hence, illicit flows may involve capital earned through legitimate means such as the profits of a legitimate business".

If taxes were levied on the illegal outflows, the country's finances would have benefitted to the tune of close to US$100 billion. When the GFI's findings were made public recently, the finger of blame for the massive outflows was placed by the MP for Kota Belud, Abdul Rahman Dahlan, on multinational corporations (MNCs). Indeed, MNCs have been a convenient scapegoat for transfer pricing woes in developing countries where they have major operations.

One local observer – a specialist in transfer pricing – has demolished this accusation in the context of Malaysia. According to his letter of 27 December 2011 to Free Malaysia Today, "transfer pricing has been the one of the most scrutinised subjects by the Malaysian Inland Revenue Board since the Transfer Pricing Guidelines was introduced [in 2003]."

He has argued that "more likely than not, where there are cases of transfer mispricing, MNCs would always step forward and rectify the situation. This is so because "getting caught by authorities in doing illegal activities will most likely cause serious damage to business integrity and reputation."

He concluded that "compliance by MNCs is one of the most stringent as far as I understand from a corporate culture perspective, or at least for cases I have seen."

So if MNCs are not the culprit for the illicit financial outflows, who are the real culprits?
The Global Financial Integrity study has noted that besides transfer pricing outflows – MNCs alone are not to blame for this; local conglomerates and GLCs also play the same game with greater insider knowledge – IFF was caused by illicit transfers arising from the proceeds of bribery, theft, kickbacks, and tax evasion.

Malaysia is in fact the only country where IFF is caused by a comparable proportion of transfer and non-transfer pricing transgressions.

Real culprits in illegal wealth accumulation and concentration
While the study has been helpful in providing some hard data on the quantum of the illicit financial outflows, it does not provide much assistance on other key details such as who are responsible for the outflow; the countries of fund relocation; etc.

At this stage, we can only hazard a guess as to the likely individuals or parties involved in the non-transfer pricing illicit outflow. The most likely culprits are those who have been able to accumulate enormous wealth and who for various reasons find it expedient or necessary to conceal their wealth accumulation as well as to diversity their wealth havens and assets away from Malaysia.

The GFI study does not cover the illicit wealth accumulated locally and not yet remitted to foreign shores. The size of this locally retained illicit wealth is likely to be several if not many times more than that sent abroad.

A crude estimate of the extent of legal wealth concentration in the country can be obtained from the 40 individuals identified by Forbes as the richest billionaires for Malaysia. Collectively this group was worth $62.5 billion in 2011. In addition there must be many other extremely wealthy individuals who have avoided making the list through their ability to conceal their wealth and others who though not making the top 40 list still possess enormous wealth.

The most widely rumoured name not making the Forbes list has to be Taib Mahmud, the chief minister of Sarawak, who together with his family is reputed to have shares in more than 330 companies in Malaysia alone and more than 400 companies around the globe worth several billion US dollars.

Various quarters have questioned the legitimacy of the wealth accumulation engaged in by the chief minister. A recent article in the blogsite Sarawak Headhunter provides in-depth details on what is alleged to be the income stream of the Chief Minister's financial vacuum machine.

These include:
  • Income from timber licences
  • Surcharge on timber exports
  • Kickbacks from timber shipping companies
  • Agency and other fees levied on shipping companies
  • Privatization of government companies
  • Illegal logging receipts
  • Federal government contracts
  • Alienation of state land to plantations
  • State contracts
The Sarawak chief minister has refuted these claims and has argued that that his daughter's considerable property empire was amassed through the daughter and son-in-law's business acumen in investing wisely the gratuity which Taib earned from his earlier service in the federal government.

This may well be true but if so, it needs to be substantiated by an opening of the financial records and bank accounts of the family and the companies owned or controlled by the family in Malaysia and abroad. Only then can the authorities and public determine the truth of the allegations of financial and political impropriety.

That the chief minister and his family own an extraordinary amount of wealth – held locally and abroad – at least is not denied. Some idea of the enormous size of the Taib family wealth emerged when Taib's daughter-in-law filed a RM400 million claim on her estranged husband Mahmud Abu Bekir Taib in court recently, including what she claims is her share of property worth RM300 million.

These tantalizing details of the extraordinary wealth accumulation by Taib and a small group of Malaysians show a common pattern. Firstly, they have all been beneficiaries of the Barisan Nasional government and its policy aimed at working with an elite few individuals in driving the economy forward.

Many if not all of the names that appear on the Forbes list are regarded as cronies of past prime ministers Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and the present prime minister Najib Razak, and are widely perceived as owing their considerable wealth to their political loyalty to the Barisan Nasional.

All the business empires of the former 'Sugar King' Robert Kuok, Genting Highlands' late Lim Goh Tong, Public Bank's Teh Hong Piau, YTL's Yeoh Tiong Lay, Astro's Ananda Krisnan, Air Asia's Tony Fernandez and the rising Syed Mokhtar Al-Bukhary – deservedly or undeservedly – are seen as built on government preference and patronage. This connection is what has provided them with head starts and privileged monopolies without which their enterprises could never have come about, let alone flourish.

Getting to the bottom of how the business empires of our richest Malaysians have taken shape may be a useful way of dealing with the thorny question of how wealth concentration – whether legitimately derived or under a cloud of illegitimacy – has occurred.

We should have no illusions about the obstacles that lie ahead of such investigative efforts. We should also be mindful that in countries where illegal wealth accumulation by the leaders of impoverished countries has drawn national and international ire, attempts at recovery of the wealth, much of which has been spirited abroad and stashed in overseas banks and assets, has been a long-drawn and difficult process.

Admittedly the hope for any confiscation of illicit or illegitimate wealth is distant and dim. The time may not even be ripe to insist on a full-blown opening up of the records and having the truth come out on how the crème de la crème of our business and political leaders have accumulated their fortunes.

But there may be need for public scrutiny in a few special cases in Malaysia despite the concern that such efforts may be construed as an anti-capitalist or anti-Barisan witch hunt.

National discussion on wealth accumulation and concentration

The time is right at the least though for a national discussion on what are the pros and cons of the current economic system which encourages the concentration of wealth and its illegal outflows on such a systemic basis, and whether this is the right economic model for the country.

The time is also right to focus on sectors and processes which have been the main playgrounds of unfair or illicit wealth accumulation; and to implement actions aimed at decisively containing or neutralizing them.

Best practice examples are readily available for example, in the natural resource sector of countries with the same natural wealth as us. These countries, such as Norway for example, have been able to avoid the errors that we have made in the exploitation of our mineral and forest resources. Our mistakes have been in permitting opaque policies and procedures, and condoning corrupt or shady businesses that have reaped a windfall of illicit gains.

For the national discussion on wealth concentration and outflows to take place, we need to break the conspiracy of silence by our political elites that have befitted from the system and that have collaborated in the accumulation of illicit wealth and wealth generated from dubious means.

We need the professionals to play their role. We need more studies by academics and civil society to uncover where illicit and less than legitimate accumulations are taking place and what can be done to plug leakages and bring to justice the offenders and culprits. We need more whistleblowers to step forward.

Discussion needs to be followed by action, whether by the Barisan or a Pakatan government.

This action needs to be more than just the tweaking of economic policy as envisaged by the Pakatan parties. It needs to be a fundamentally new paradigm of development based on the de-concentration of wealth and its more equitable distribution.

New paradigm of development
The radically new paradigm of development that puts the spotlight on the wealth of the country (within and outside) as well as on the wealthy, and with a major focus on the eventual breaking down of wealth concentration illicit financial flows – beginning with illicit wealth – is needed for three reasons.

Firstly, it is a superior approach to the narrowly race-based New Economic Policy model that has dominated the country's economic life and which is based on a simplistic caricature of affirmative action policy.

Secondly, our oil wealth is rapidly depleting and our treasury is depleted. Going after wealth that has been illegally accumulated or rightfully belongs to the state will provide the country some breathing space until we get our act together on the other pieces of the bigger economic transformation jigsaw.

The final reason is that the primary cause of poverty and stunted development in Malaysia is an economic system that promotes excessive concentration of wealth. So long as the excessive concentration of wealth exists, our poverty and deformed development problem will remain unresolved.

It has been said that economics is not only about production and wealth creation. It is also about morality, and the first moral principle is that the strong owe a duty towards the weak. It is the role of government to ensure that the strong and wealthy fulfil their duty and not to encourage them in wrongdoing in their obsessive wealth accumulation.






Written by Dr. Lim Teck Ghee


450,000 stateless Indians in Malaysia, fact or fiction?

Posted: 26 Mar 2012 05:04 AM PDT

Today it is generally taken for granted that there are good things that people are entitled to have and bad things that they can expect or hope to avoid. A wide, and ever-widening, range of such entitlements and immunities are supposed to belong to everyone, everywhere and at all times, purely as a consequence of our humanity (i.e. of the dignity and respect that are due to us as human beings).Recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world. Article 15 of the United Nations 'Universal Declaration on Human Rights' gives everybody the right to a nationality: no one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his or her nationality nor denied the right to change nationality. So any act by a nation of depriving a nationality to her inhabitants, that too up to 4th or 5th generation born must be regarded as a perpetual humanitarian crime.

Hindraf has on many occasions stated that there is an estimated 450,000 Malaysian- born Indians that have been rendered stateless as they have been denied citizenship status by the Malaysian government.
According to the Population and Housing Census of Malaysia 2010, there are 2,320,779 non-Malaysian citizens residing in Malaysia. However the general perception that is given is that this huge number consists of nothing but foreign workers like from Indonesia, Bangladesh, etc. In reality it is suspected that this figure of 2.3 million also includes a large number of Malaysian-born but stateless Indians.

During a series of focused group discussions held Aug 24-26, 2009 at Putrajaya with the deputy minister in the Prime Minister's Department to review the Ninth Malaysia Plan period and provide recommendations for the Tenth Malaysia Plan, certain participants expressed tremendous distrust towards the official figures presented, particularly those on Malaysian Indians.

An outline paper was presented to the Economic Planning Unit in a special meeting chaired by EPU deputy director-general Mat Noor Nawi on Dec 24, 2009 highlighting citizenship documentation of the Malaysian Indians.

It was stated in the paper that there were no proper records of the cases and assistance seems extended to these Indians to be on an ad hoc basis. It was suggested that the government should undertake a comprehensive survey and document all the Malaysian Indian cases and analyse the root causes for this situation.

It was also suggested to enlist the cooperation of the National Registration Department whereby a focal point is established at the national and state levels, and to also undertake a quarterly review of the situation in order to ensure that between 2010 and 2011, at least 75 percent of the cases could be resolved.

It is already 2012 now and I'm afraid the stateless Indian numbers are still estimated to exceed 450,000.

To prove if this number is indeed fact or to discount it as fiction, one has to trace back to old records and reports of the population census of Malaysia.

Following the data trail
The United Nations had declared 1974 as World Population Year and as such the organization initiated within this framework the preparation of a series of monographs on the past, present and future population trends in various countries.

The Committee for International Co-ordination on National Research (Cicred) was given the responsibility of coordinating the preparation of the monographs. Malaysia submitted its report in December, 1975 which was edited by R. Chander, the chief statistician in the country's Census and Demographic Division.

In the preface of this report Chander states "the presentation of past, present and future trends in Malaysia in this volume, form a useful synthesis of much of the knowledge accumulated by official censuses. Its value is enhanced by the effort made to demonstrate the relevance of population data for social planning".

According to Cicred, each collaborating national institutional was commissioned a national monograph on the main dimensions of population growth and composition which serve today as a benchmark for studying demographic change in these countries over the last decades.
In short this report was done in a very comprehensive manner and would have been conducted very diligently. Its figures could represent an unbiased clearer picture of the Malaysian population today.

PROJECTED POPULATION BY COMMUNITY
The future population projection of Malaysia was calculated for each community for the years between 1970 and 1990. It was done based on several established standard assumptions and giving four different projections for each community based on:

Projection A: Fertility constant, 1970-1990.

Projection B: Fertility decline 10%, 1970-1990.

Projection C: Fertility decline 20%, 1970-1990.

Projection D: Fertility decline 30%, 1970-1990.

Based on these four different types of projections, the future population projection of the three main ethnic communities in Malaysia was estimated.

For 1990, the Malay community was estimated to number anywhere between 8,006,849 and 8,985,925.

According to Malaysian's actual population census carried out in 1991, the Malays numbered 8,521,906. This is well within the estimated range projected by the 1975 reported prepared by Chandler and submitted to Cicred.

The Chinese community was estimated to number anywhere between 4,512,199 and 5,487,349. The Malaysian population census of 1991 gave the figure of 4,623,882. Again well within the estimated range.

The Indian community was estimated to number anywhere between 1,491,949 and 1,660,575. The official census of 1991 counted 1,316,086 Indians. This is very much lower than the estimated range.
Meaning the Indian community was around 250,000-300,000 persons less than the estimated number projected by the chief statistician of Malaysia in 1975. How is that so when he was well on the mark on the estimates of the Malay and Chinese communities?

Chandler was way off mark on the 1990 estimate of the Indian community reported to the United Nations committee. Furthermore the estimate given was for the year 1990 but the official population census carried out a good year after that, in 1991. (Malaysia's population census is conducted once very 10 years – 1970, 1980 1991, 2000 and 2010.)

Despite the external migration of the Chinese community which was far greater compared with the Indian community, Chandler had still been on target with his projection of the ethnic Chinese population numbers in Malaysia. His projection on the ethnic Indian population figure should by right have been accurate yet the 1991 census numbers fell short notwithstanding the fact that the Indian fertility level was far higher than the Chinese's.

The answer to this anomaly is very simple.

As of 1991, there were at least 250,000 to 300,000 ethnic Indians who had been denied citizenship status in Malaysia for whatever reasons. That was in 1991. Today after 21 years, that number must surely be more than 450,000 at the very least.

Just try asking any Malaysian Indian that you meet whether they know of anyone among their friends
or relatives who do not possess valid citizenship documents? Chances are, more often than not, their answer will be 'Yes'. The numbers are that staggering!

At least once a week you will come across articles in the Tamil newspapers about an Indian family or individuals here and there who do not have MyKad and about Indian children who are unable to attend primary school because they have no birth certificate, etc.

Which political party or NGO is truly fighting for these stateless Malaysian Indians?

Which elected representative has brought this matter to parliament or requested for a Royal Commission on this humanitarian crime on innocent, poor people? What have you as an individual done about this?






Written by Dr Paraman Subramaniam


Rumah Mawi Pula Kena Rompak, Ahli Keluarga Diikat & Diacu Parang Dileher

Posted: 26 Mar 2012 05:31 AM PDT

Rumah Mawi di Bandar Baru Bangi dirompak

KUALA LUMPUR: Kediaman juara Akademi Fantasia musim ke-3, Mawi yang terletak di Bandar Baru Bangi dirompak, awal pagi tadi.

Gambar: PENYANYI Mawi atau nama sebenar Asmawi Ani menceritakan pengalaman beliau dan ahli keluarganya diikat dan diacu parang ketika rumahnya di Bangi Golf Resort, dipecah masuk perompak, awal pagi tadi. - Foto Afendi Mohamed

Dalam kejadian itu, Mawi atau nama sebenarnya, Asmawi Ani, 31, sedang berada di rumah bersama isteri, Nora'Asikin Rahmat atau Ekin, 32, bersama anak dan ibu mertuanya.

Ekin ketika ini masih berpantang selepas melahirkan anak pertama mereka, Cahaya Malaika, 28 Februari lalu.

Dalam insiden itu, Mawi dan ahli keluarganya diikat sebelum perompak berjaya melarikan barangan bernilai lebih RM10,000. -BH


Rumah Mawi kena rompak

BANGI – "Jangan bising.. duit, emas". Hanya itu yang diungkapkan empat perompak yang memecah masuk kediaman penyanyi terkenal negara Asmawi Ani, 30, atau lebih dikenali Mawi, di Bangi Golf Resort dekat sini kira-kira jam 4.30 pagi tadi.

Mawi ketika kejadian baru sahaja menghabiskan lawatan kerja bersama media di Johor Bahru kira-kira jam 2 pagi sebelum menghabiskan masa melayan anaknya, Cahaya Malaika sebelum masing-masing tidur sekitar jam 3 pagi.

Menurutnya, tiba-tiba pintu biliknya diketuk kuat dan isterinya, Nora'Asikin Rahmat membuka pintu kerana menyangkakan ada kecemasan ekoran neneknya Salmah Sahan, 77, tidur di bilik sebelah.

"Ekin buka pintu dan tidak menyangka sesuatu yang buruk akan berlaku sebelum terkejut diacukan parang ke leher oleh salah seorang daripada tiga penjenayah yang berdiri di pintu bilik utama.

"Seorang daripada mereka sedang menggeledah bilik sebelah sementara tiga lagi membawa nenek ke bilik kami dan mengikat kaki dan tangan saya, isteri, nenek mertua dan ibu mertua, Fatimah Saad, 55 yang berada di dalam bilik utama ketika itu,"
katanya.

Mawi berkata, perompak tersebut merampas rantai emas yang dipakai neneknya dan juga wang tunai serta empat telefon bimbit dianggarkan kerugian yang dialami sekitar RM10,000.
-SH



Ulasan GB

Baru pagi tadi blog GB mengutarakan kes rumah YB kena rompak di Tg.Malim dengan modus operandi yang serupa.

Masihkah menteri KDN boleh mendabik dada menyatakan negara kita paling selamat?



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[Video] Remaja Upahan Umno Dicekup Cuba Sabotaj Program Pakatan Rakyat

Posted: 26 Mar 2012 02:58 AM PDT

Kuala Selangor 26 MAC : Tindakan ganas dan cuba menimbulkan kekecohan ketika sambutan Karnival "Terima Kasih Rakyat" semalam didakwa didalangi Umno-BN.

Bertempat di Stadium Kuala Selangor, kekecohon tersebut tercetus apabila kumpulan terbabit secara tiba-tiba membuat bising dan membaling batu ke arah para hadirin sambil membawa sepanduk yang tertulis 'Anwar Yahudi' dan 'Anwar sokong Israel' ketika ucapan Ketua Parlimen DAP, Lim Kit Siang.

Kumpulan yang terdiri daripada enam orang itu juga bertindak menyerang kereta Presiden PAS, Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang yang baru sahaja beredar untuk ke program lain selepas memberi ceramah di majlis itu.

Karnival itu diadakan sempena ulangtahun ke empat pentadbiran Pakatan Rakyat di Selangor.

Keadaan itu menyebabkan orang ramai bertindak mengejar kumpulan terbabit yang menaiki tiga buah motorsikal.

Bagaimanapun, salah seorang daripada ahli kumpulan itu berjaya ditahan orang ramai menyebabkan anggota Unit Amal PAS yang mengawal ceramah tersebut, terpaksa bertungkus berusaha menghalang remaja itu dari dipukul manakala lima remaja lain berjaya melarikan diri.

Keadaan itu bagaimanapun kembali tenang sepenuhnya selepas remaja itu ditahan oleh polis.

Sementara itu, Ketua Umum PKR, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim menyelar tindakan kumpulan terbabit.

Katanya, seperti biasa Umno-BN akan menghantar samseng upahan untuk menganggu setiap majlis Pakatan Rakyat. -selangorku



Alternative Titles - Children's Books

Posted: 26 Mar 2012 12:30 AM PDT

It is quite difficult to promote the reading habit these days because of the pervasive influence of the mass media.

Having said that, in days of old when children did read books by Roald Dahl, Enid Blyton, Agatha Christie etc., we cannot deny that such literature really broadened our minds and improved our vocabulary. Anyway take a look at the following list. I shudder as I realize how fortunate it is for us that no one has written anything along the lines of the following list of warped titles! Do add to the list - just for laughs!

  • You Are Different and That's Bad
  • The Boy Who Died From Eating All His Vegetables
  • Dad's New Wife Robert
  • Fun four-letter Words to Know and Share
  • Hammers, Screwdrivers and Scissors: An I-Can-Do-It Book
  • The Kids' Guide to Hitchhiking
  • Kathy Was So Bad Her Mom Stopped Loving Her
  • Curious George and the High-Voltage Fence
  • All Cats Go to Hell
  • The Little Sissy Who Snitched
  • Some Kittens Can Fly
  • That's it, I'm Putting You Up for Adoption
  • Grandpa Gets a Casket
  • The Magic World Inside the Abandoned Refrigerator
  • Garfield Gets Feline Leukemia
  • The Pop-Up Book of Human Anatomy
  • Strangers Have the Best Candy
  • Whining, Kicking and Crying to Get Your Way
  • You Were an Accident
  • Things Rich Kids Have, But You Never Will
  • Pop! Goes The Hamster...And Other Great Microwave Games
  • The Man in the Moon Is Actually Satan
  • Your Nightmares Are Real
  • Where Would You Like to Be Buried?
  • Eggs, Toilet Paper, and Your School
  • Why Can't Mr. Fork and Ms. Electrical Outlet Be Friends?
Have a lovely Saturday!


Lame Wee may quit - hence concedes MCA weak?

Posted: 26 Mar 2012 12:21 AM PDT

Gadis Dilanggar, Diculik & Dirogol Dalam Kereta Proton

Posted: 26 Mar 2012 01:39 AM PDT

Sabak Bernam – Seorang gadis bukan sahaja dilarikan secara paksa malah dirogol oleh seorang lelaki ketika dalam perjalanan pulang ke rumahnya di Sungai Panjang, di sini, malam kelmarin.

Ketua Polis Daerah Sabak Bernam, Superintendan Noor Mushar Mohamad berkata, dalam kejadian itu, mangsa berumur 17 tahun itu bersama adiknya menaiki motosikal diekori suspek dari sebuah stesen minyak di Pekan Sungai Besar.

"Setibanya di Sungai Panjang, suspek melanggar motosikal yang dinaiki mangsa dan adiknya menyebabkan motosikal itu jatuh.

"Suspek kemudiannya membawa lari mangsa secara paksa dan membawanya ke sebuah kebun di Parit 15, serta merogol mangsa," katanya adik mangsa terus pulang ke rumah dan memaklumkan kepada bapanya serta penduduk kampung serta laporan polis dibuat.

Menurutnya, suspek sempat menghubungi rakan-rakannya dan mengugut untuk merogol mangsa beramai-ramai jika mangsa memberitahu kejadian itu kepada sesiapa.

"Mangsa kemudiannya dibawa keluar dari kebun berkenaan dan diturunkan di tepi jalan selepas berjanji menyembunyikan kejadian itu," katanya.

Beliau berkata, penduduk yang sudah dimaklumkan tentang kehilangan mangsa terlihat suspek menurunkan mangsa dan bertindak mengejar suspek.

"Menyedari dirinya diburu, suspek memecutkan kereta yang dipandunya sehingga terbabas masuk ke dalam kebun.

"Suspek yang panik meninggalkan kenderaan itu dan menyembunyikan diri di rumah majikannya di Parit 13," katanya.

Noor Mushar berkata, polis berjaya menjejaki mangsa berdasarkan kenderaan yang ditinggalkan mangsa, kereta Proton Saga berwarna putih itu adalah milik majikan mangsa.

"Suspek yang berusia 19 tahun akhirnya menyerah diri kira-kira jam 10.30 pagi semalam apabila majikan membawanya ke IPD bagi membantu siasatan," katanya mangsa masih mendapatkan rawatan di Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah, Klang

Menurutnya, pihaknya menghargai kerjasama yang diberikan masyarakat setempat sehingga suspek dapat dikesan.

"Kita juga memuji tindakan adik mangsa yang dapat mengingati dengan pantas nombor kenderaan, jenis dan warna kenderaan yang banyak membantu kepada menyiasat kes ini.

"Kita juga menasihatkan ibu bapa atau penjaga memantau dan memastikan anak sentiasa dalam kawalan terutamanya perempuan," katanya

Kes disiasat di bawah Seksyen 376 Kanun Keseksaan (jenayah rogol) dan Seksyen 363 (menculik daripada jagaan sah). -SH

Dukung dalam kereta sebelum dinoda

Sabak Bernam: Perjalanan pulang dua beradik ke rumah selepas membeli kad prabayar berakhir tragedi apabila seorang daripada mereka dirogol dalam kereta selepas motosikal yang mereka naiki dilanggar dalam kejadian di Parit 13, Sungai Panjang, di sini, kelmarin.

Ketika kejadian mangsa berusia 17 tahun yang menunggang motosikal bersama adiknya berusia 15 tahun dilanggar sebuah Proton Saga, kira-kira jam 9 malam di kawasan sunyi.

Berikutan perlanggaran itu, kedua-dua beradik itu terjatuh sebelum suspek berhenti dan menarik mangsa ke dalam kereta.

Suspek yang berusia 19 tahun dikatakan sanggup mendukung mangsa yang meronta-ronta ke dalam kereta sebelum membawanya lari dengan meninggalkan adik remaja itu kesakitan seorang diri di tepi jalan.

Adik mangsa bergegas pulang ke rumahnya kira-kira satu kilometer dari lokasi kejadian dan menceritakan kepada keluarga yang kemudian membuat laporan di Balai Polis Sabak Bernam.

Ketua Polis Daerah Sabak Bernam, Superintendan Noor Mushar Mohamad berkata, siasatan awal polis mendapati suspek membawa mangsa ke tempat sunyi sebelum merogolnya dalam kereta, kira-kira jam 10.30 malam.

Menurutnya, mangsa terpaksa menuruti kehendak suspek selepas diugut akan dirogol beramai-ramai jika enggan mematuhi permintaan itu.

Katanya, selepas dirogol, mangsa ditinggalkan di tepi jalan sebelum ditemui orang ramai.

"Suspek melarikan diri selepas menyedari menjadi buruan penduduk.

"Akibat gagal mengawal kenderaannya, kereta dipandu suspek terbabas, tetapi lelaki itu dapat meloloskan diri ke kebun sawit berhampiran dan meredah sawah padi bagi menyelamatkan diri.

"Suspek dikatakan turut meminta bantuan di rumah majikannya yang terletak berhampiran tempat kejadian.

"Bagaimanapun, usaha suspek meraih simpati majikannya gagal kerana selepas menceritakan kejadian yang berlaku, lelaki itu dipaksa menyerah diri kepada polis, semalam," katanya. Beliau berkata, siasatan polis mendapati suspek menggunakan kereta milik majikannya ketika melakukan jenayah itu.
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Ulasan GB

Baru beberapa hari Ketua Polis negara menafikan kejadian culik berleluasa, tetapi sebaliknya menyatakan ramai remaja yang lari dari rumah ikut teman lelaki.

Berita di atas menjawab kenyataan KPN tersebut.

Bukankah kisah di atas dengan jelas menunjukkan bahawa wujud jenayah culik & rogol dan bagaimana agaknya jawapan KPN kali ini?

Kita tidak berhasrat untuk merendah-rendah kenyataan KPN tetapi kebenaran yang ada menunjukkan kenyataan KPN sebelum ini tidak menepati kebenaran.

Apa pula riaksi Menteri KDN yang sebelum ini membuat kenyataan Malaysia negara paling selamat?


YB UMNO Diantara 27 Disoalsiat Dalam Serbuan Di Teratai Dangdut

Posted: 26 Mar 2012 01:27 AM PDT

Ops Tapis: YB antara 27 diperiksa

BANDARAYA MELAKA - Seorang wakil rakyat antara 27 yang diperiksa dalam serbuan dilakukan sepasukan polis Jabatan Siasatan Jenayah Narkotik (JSJN) negeri di sebuah pusat hiburan di Melaka Raya di sini, awal pagi kelmarin.

Wakil rakyat terbabit yang juga pelanggan di premis berkenaan diperiksa ketika serbuan Ops Tapis Pusat Hiburan oleh 14 anggota termasuk dua pegawai, diketuai Inspektor Risikan Operasi dan Tahanan JSJN negeri, Inspektor Mohd Hisham A Rahman, bermula jam 2.40 pagi.

Dalam serbuan itu, seorang ketua pelayan juga dilihat cuba meloloskan diri dengan berlari keluar menuju ke pusat hiburan bersebelahan sebelum dapat dikesan anggota polis, lalu menahannya di tangga premis terbabit.

Tanda tanya kenapa lelaki berusia 24 tahun itu melarikan diri terjawab apabila ujian sari­ngan urin didapati positif dadah jenis methaphetamin dan amphetamine (AMP).

Menurut sumber, enam wanita tempatan, dua wanita warga China dan seorang dari Indonesia turut diperiksa, sementara seorang lelaki ditahan di hadapan premis berkenaan selepas serbuan dilakukan.

"Seorang lelaki berusia 45 tahun ditahan di hadapan pintu premis tersebut selepas serbuan dilakukan dan hasil ujian urin, lelaki itu, tiga wanita dan lapan lelaki di dalam premis berkenaan didapati positif dadah," katanya.

Sementara itu, Ketua Jabatan Siasatan Jenayah Narkotik negeri, Superintendan Md Azmi Othman berkata, seramai 12 orang didapati positif dadah ketika pemeriksaan.

Menurutnya, kes disiasat mengikut Seksyen 12(2) Akta Dadah Berbahaya 1952 (pindaan 1983) dan Seksyen 15(1)(a) akta sama (pindaan 2003).

Ulasan GB

Maklumat yang tersebar luas di negeri tersebut menyatakan YB berkenaan ialah seorang ADUN UMNO BN dan sedang minum-minum diapit oleh betina-betina sundal di Teratai Dangdut ketika itu

Beliau juga adalah Ketua Pemuda sebuah bahagian UMNO di negeri Melaka.

Namun yang anehnya juga beliau baru dilantik sebagai Timbalan Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Hal Ehwal Agama Islam negeri Melaka.

Apa mau jadi negeri yang diketuai Mohd Ali Rustam ini?


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