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- The Most Courageous Raid of WWII
- Scorpene: The Great Malaysian Robbery
- Penan incest' claim triggers anger at tabloid by Keruah Usit
- Siapa Yang Sebenarnya Berat Sebelah, Majlis Peguamkah Atau Polis Sendiri?
- The Spirit of Geert Wilders - A foreword to Wilders’ Marked for Death By Mark Steyn
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Posted: 14 May 2012 09:56 AM PDT
Blue Sky Morning @ Taylor's University – The sky was pretty blue today in the morning, I took out my little camera (Panasonic Lumix LX5) and snap a few shots. Ahh, I love blue sky day so much, but I hate the heat and sun during noon. School life has been a bit boring because I am doing the same thing over and over again. So wish that the presentation for current project can be get over as soon as possible so I can proceed with the next design project.
How's life to you lately? =)
Posted: 14 May 2012 09:48 AM PDT
3DsMax Is So Complicated – Learning a CAD (Computer-Aided Design) software for interior design now and I feel it's so complicated and troublesome. I have heard many people told me that pro uses 3Ds Max for interior design, is it true? I want to be pro also, but the software is really hard to understand and draw. I prefer Google Sketchup + Vray, what do you think? =)
Posted: 14 May 2012 09:23 AM PDT
Posted: 14 May 2012 11:00 AM PDT
56 Pasukan Penguat Kuasa Pantau Pilihan Raya Di Selangor
SHAH ALAM: Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya (SPR) menubuhkan Pasukan Penguat Kuasa Kempen Pilihan Raya (PPKPR) di 56 kawasan Dewan Undangan Negeri (DUN) Selangor bagi menghadapi Pilihan Raya Umum ke-13 (PRU-13) akan datang.
Timbalan Pengerusi SPR, Datuk wan Ahmad Wan Omar berkata, penubuhan pasukan berkenaan bagi memastikan parti politik yang bertanding mematuhi peraturan pilihan raya.
Bagaimanapun katanya jumlah pasukan bagi setiap negeri seluruh negara kecuali di Sarawak bergantung kepada keperluan dan situasi politik.
"Tidak semua kawasan di seluruh negara kita tubuh PPKPR ikut DUN, ada negeri yang tak perlu ikut DUN sebaliknya hanya ikut kawasan Parlimen.
"Selangor ada negeri kedua yang kita tubuhkan pasukan ini selepas Pahang. Di Pahang kita tubuh mengikut kawasan Parlimen dengan pertambahan lapan pasukan.
"SPR akan lihat secara terpeinci daripada pelbagai sudut dan kepentingan, negeri mana yang akan kita lantik PPKPR ikut jumlah DUN," katanya pada sidang media selepas taklimat penubuhan PPKPR Selangor di sini, Isnin.
Mengulas lanjut Wan Ahmad berkata, keperluan pasukan PPKPR ditubuh bagi setiap DUN di Selangor berdasarkan ramalan ketegangan yang bakal berlaku di negeri itu.
"Ia terpulang kepada maklum balas Pegawai Pengurus pilihan raya. Tahap ketegangan itu ada, sebagai contoh di Selangor, parti kerajaan negeri sekarang ini nak pertahankan negeri ini daripada jatuh ke tangan BN (Barisan Nasional).
"BN pula sebagai parti Kerajaan Pusat akan melakukan sedaya mungkin untuk ambil alih Selangor, jadi bayangkan bagaimana permainan politik dan usaha parti-parti untuk menarik perhatian pengundi.
"Inilah betapa pentingnya peranan pasukan penguat kuasa kempen untuk pastikan mereka yang berkempen patuhi undang-undang," katanya.
Tambah beliau setiap pasukan tersebut akan diketuai oleh seorang pegawai SPR bersama seorang pegawai polis berpangkat inspektor dan ke atas, pegawai pihak berkuasa tempatan (PBT) serta wakil setiap calon yang bertanding.
Wan Ahmad berkata beliau menjangkakan urusan penubuhan PPKPR dijangka siap di seluruh negara pertengahan Jun ini.
Mengulas sama ada SPR bersedia mengadakan pilihan raya sekiranya Parlimen di bubarkan pada bulan ini, Wan Ahmad berkata: "Kita sempat nak buat persediaan. SPR rancang dah lama dengan pelbagai program taklimat...semua tengah buat.
"SPR buat perancangan ikut jadual. Tapi kalau Parlimen dibubarkan secara tak diduga, SPR tak boleh kata kami tak siap.
"Namun mengikut undang-undang SPR diberi kuasa 60 hari untuk tetapkan tarikh mengundi," katanya.
Pertama: Ramainya pasukan penguatkuasa pantau pilihanraya di negeri Selangor. Apakah sebenarnya tujuan diwujudkan pasukan ini? Mengapa begitu banyak untuk negeri Selangor?
Apakah ia sebenarnya untuk memberi escort khas kepada warga asing supaya tidak diganggu dan dikesani oleh rakyat nanti sewaktu mengundi sepertimana kes sebelum ini gerombolan bas membawa PATI untuk mendapatkan mykad tetapi dikatanya untuk menghadiri kursus keusahawanan?
Sepastinya kesemua ini sudah dirancang oleh Task Force yang didedahkan sebelum ini.
Kedua: Sekarang GB sudah tahu mengapa Najib tidak menghadap Yang Dipertuan Agong bagi membubarkan parlimen sepertimana yang ramai meramalkannya.
Ini adalah kerana Najib mahu Selangor mengadakan pilihanraya serentak dan tidak berasingan. Kenyataan MB Selangor, Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim sebelum ini menyatakan Selangor tidak akan membubarkan Dun sebelum Jun 2012 kerana hanya selepas bulan tersebut Bajet Selangor 2012 akan mulai dirasai rakyat negeri.
Khalid beberapa kenyataan seolah-olah beliau bersedia mengadakan pilihan raya serentak sekiranya Parlimen dibubarkan pada Jun 2012 dan seterusnya.
Dan ini memberikan ruang kepada Najib untuk menstrategikan pembubaran parlimen mengikut kehendak Tan Sri Khalid iaitu pada atau selepas Jun 2012, supaya pilihanraya Selangor dapat diserentakkan dengan dengan negeri-negeri lain bagi mempastikan agendanya untuk merampas Selangor boleh menjadi kenyataan!
Dengar sini, GB ingin mengingatkan pihak-pihak yang terlibat, bahawa Allah sudah berfirman:
Sambil bersikap sombong di bumi dan berusaha merancangkan rencana jahat, dan tidak ditimpakan dengan rancangan yang jahat itu melainkan orang yang merancangkannya sendiri. Maka tiada yang mereka tunggu melainkan seperti berlakunya kebinasaan ke atas orang yang telah lalu. Kerana engkau tidak akan mendapati perubahan bagi Sunnatullah, dan engkau tidak akan mendapati Sunnatullah itu menyimpang. [Fatir: 43]
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Posted: 14 May 2012 07:59 AM PDT
Lord Ashdown, a former special forces commando, tells the story of the 'Cockleshell Heroes', who led one of the most daring and audacious commando raids of World War II. In 1942, Britain was struggling to fight back against Nazi Germany. Lacking the resources for a second front, Churchill encouraged innovative and daring new methods of combat. Enter stage left, Blondie Hasler. With a unit of twelve Royal Marine commandos, Major Blondie Hasler believed his 'cockleshell' canoe could be effectively used in clandestine attacks on the enemy. Their brief was to navigate the most heavily defended estuary in Europe, to dodge searchlights, machine-gun posts and armed river-patrol craft 70 miles downriver, and then to blow up enemy shipping in Bordeaux harbour. Lord Ashdown recreates parts of the raid and explains how this experience was used in preparing for one of the greatest land invasions in history, D-day.
Posted: 14 May 2012 07:44 AM PDT
Posted: 14 May 2012 07:39 AM PDT
ANTIDOTE Metro Ahad, a tabloid newspaper linked to Umno through Media Prima, has raised angry calls for a boycott, following a disturbing May 13 story alleging that unnamed Sarawakian Penans practise incest.
In a report headlined Abang Kahwin Adik Sendiri (Brother is married to his own sister), reporter Hadzlan Hassan claimed that 'investigations and research by the newspaper found that around 15 families in the (Ulu Baram) area live in a nomadic fashion although a longhouse has been provided for them, and have married blood relatives, in fact 10 couples married their own flesh and blood'.
There are several jarring details in Metro's succinct report. Despite splashing a large photo across its homepage with a caption "My mother is my wife, my father is my husband", it failed to set out the name of the village or its exact location.
The dateline reads 'Ulu Baram', but a photo caption mentions that the village lies in 'Tinja' (presumably Tinjar, since Hadzlan filed several other stories from the area).
The report published a photo of a young couple with their faces digitally disguised. The caption suggests that the couple had claimed they were married, but their faces look as if they are related. No details were provided.
The fundamentals of journalism were disregarded: there was no attempt to record names and ages of couples said to be living in incest, and no explanation of Metro's source for its 'estimate' of 15 involved families.It provided no documentation of genealogy, no interviews with the chief of the village, academics or government officials. There was no mention of the reporter making a police report, although incest is a crime.
Community NGO organiser Muhim Urip has been working closely with the Penan for 15 years. He says incest has never been part of Penan culture. He was contemptuous of Hadzlan's assertion that 'in the local community', incest is 'common' because those 'living in small groups as nomads had little choice in life partners'. "That's ridiculous. Incest is not 'common' in any nomadic hunter-gatherer community, whether in Sarawak or worldwide," Muhim said.
"Penans marry between nomadic groups, and often uproot themselves to live with their spouses in new villages or in new nomadic groups."Hadzlan has not yet replied to requests for comments. The remainder of Metro's coverage of the Penan of Baram amounted to powder puff pieces on government pledges to the Penan.
There was effusive praise for premier Najib Abdul Razak's promise to upgrade the decrepit Lapok Road to allow travel from Miri to parts of Baram (a promise still unmet a year after last April's state election campaign), and the prospects of a Bantuan Rakyat 1Malaysia windfall.
Another article mentions rumours that the Penan could make outsiders "disappear" in the forests. These outsiders, it said, included timber workers who made unwelcome approaches to Penan women.
This is an unrecognisable racial profile: the Penan are among the most shy, peaceful and gentle people in the country. Such stories have certainly given greater weight to these rumours, than to the official government report that uncovered widespread rape and sexual abuse of Penan girls and women by loggers. The official report, and subsequently the Penan Support Group report, exposed an atmosphere of lawlessness: powerful timber companies are being supported and protected by the state. Some loggers feel they can get away with rape - and they do.
Other questionable claims
Metro also suggested that incestuous marriages are one reason the Penan find it difficult to obtain a Mykad and other documentation. Another reason, it claimed, was that 'Indonesian Penans' have infiltrated the state, so the National Registration Department (NRD) is wary of registering thousands of Penans without a Mykad. But most Penan settlements that were established even before the formation of Malaysia find it difficult to obtain the document.
Reports by the Human Rights Commission state that the lack of the Mykad is caused by poverty and unequal access to NRD staff, and is an affront to the human rights of the Penan to obtain access to education and healthcare.
Social media reactions in Sarawak to the incest allegations included a flurry of hundreds of angry comments condemning Metro's "racism".
Its coverage of the Penan has now stirred up another controversy, following inaccurate reporting by the Umno-owned Utusan Malaysia and the New Straits Times on the Bersih 3.0 rally on April 28.
The Metro headline on the Penan, similar to those of its stable-mates on Bersih, may be aimed at papering over cracks in Umno's preparations for the looming 13th general election. Umno's Sarawak BN partners are in real danger of losing the Baram parliamentary seat, the largest in the country, thanks to the hugely unpopular Baram Dam and allegations of graft against the incumbent Jacob Dungau Sagan, which he has denied. International media attention has highlighted the disastrous effects of logging and plantations on the Penan, one of the most deprived ethnic groups in the country. Pro-government news stories, conversely, give the impression that the Penan are given sterling treatment, but are somehow manipulated by outsiders.
Metro's stories on the Penan appear to have crossed a line, and have upset Sarawakians of all races. The mainstream media's clumsy attempts at propaganda may now make BN's hold on the Baram parliamentary seat even more tenuous. Malaysiakini
Posted: 14 May 2012 08:31 AM PDT
Ismail Omar: Usul Majlis Peguam berat sebelah
PUTRAJAYA - Ketua Polis Negara Tan Sri Ismail Omar hari ini menyifatkan usul yang diluluskan Majlis Peguam Malaysia pada mesyuarat agung luar biasanya Jumaat lepas sebagai berat sebelah.
Ini kerana katanya, badan terbabit menghukum polis dengan cepat tanpa mendapatkan penjelasan pasukan keselamatan tersebut berhubung kejadian semasa perhimpunan anjuran badan bukan kerajaan pada 28 April lalu.
"Saya pun ingin nak tahu rujukan apa yang dipakai sebab keputusannya begitu cepat.
"Saya pun tak boleh buat keputusan. Saya kata kita siasat, tunggulah.
Tiba-tiba Majlis Peguam dah buat keputusan. Jadi saya rasa anda hakimi sendirilah," katanya kepada pemberita selepas program lawatan ke Hospital Putrajaya sempena Peringatan Hari Polis ke-205 di sini.
Ismail berkata demikian ketika diminta mengulas usul tersebut yang antara lain mengutuk tindakan polis menggunakan gas pemedih mata terhadap peserta perhimpunan selain mendakwa polis tidak memberi masa mencukupi untuk peserta bersurai.
Mengulas mengenai penggunaan semburan air dan gas pemedih mata bagi menyuraikan perhimpunan itu, Ismail berkata tindakan itu dilaksana berdasarkan undang-undang negara dan prosedur standard operasi (SOP) serta Manual Awam Polis Diraja Malaysia (PDRM).
Bagaimanapun kata Ismail, pihaknya akan mengkaji isu yang dibangkitkan Pertubuhan Bangsa-bangsa Bersatu (PBB) berhubung penggunaan kedua-dua kaedah itu dan akan membuat perubahan jika perlu, selain bersedia menerima cadangan mana-mana pihak berhubung cara terbaik untuk menyuraikan perhimpunan.
Ismail juga menyambut baik pelantikan bekas Ketua Polis Negara Tun Hanif Omar sebagai ketua Panel Penasihat Bebas yang ditubuh bagi mendapatkan gambaran sebenar mengenai kejadian rusuhan pada hari perhimpunan.
Polis katanya akan memberi kerjasama penuh kepada panel tersebut, serta yakin siasatan akan dijalankan dengan profesional tanpa unsur berat sebelah seperti yang didakwa sesetengah pihak.
Sementara itu, Ismail berkata tiga lagi individu yang dikehendaki polis kerana merusuh pada perhimpunan tersebut telah menyerah diri semalam dan kelmarin serta menasihati yang lain agar berbuat demikian sebelum tempoh yang diberi berakhir esok.
Mengulas perkara berbeza, Ismail mahu anggota PDRM mengamalkan pemakanan sihat kerana didapati ramai di antara mereka dikesan menghidap kencing manis dan sakit jantung.
"Walaupun (jumlahnya) tidak serius, tapi saya nak galakkan mereka hidup secara sihat supaya kami dilihat sebagai satu agensi yang vibrant yang boleh menjalankan tugas kami supaya dapat meningkatkan keyakinan rakyat terhadap PDRM," katanya. - Bernama
Siapa sebenarnya yang berat sebelah sekarang?
KPN, Tan Sri Ismail Omar menuduh Majlis peguam berat sebelah kerana terlalu cepat menghukum polis.
Sedangkan peristiwa 28 April sudah lebih tiga minggu berlalu. Majlis Peguam mempunyai banyak bukti-bukti keganasan polis. Malah seluruh dunia mengetahui keganasan polis apabila media antarabangsa turut membuat liputannya. Keganasan polis juga bukan sahaja terhadap peserta Bersih malah terhadap wartawan dalam dan luarnegara dan KPN sendiri sudah memohon maaf kepada wartawan terbabit.
Jadi mengapa setelah meminta maaf, KPN enggan pula untuk mengakui dakwaan Majlis Peguam tersebut?
Kedua, Tan Sri KPN menyetujui perlantikan bekas KPN Tun Hanif Omar sebagai ketua Panel Penasihat Bebas untuk menyiasat BERSIH 3.0, bukankah itu ternyata berat sebelah? Orang yang nak siasat polis ialah seorang bekas polis jugak?
Mengapa Tan Sri KPN tidak menyatakan persetujuan untuk sebuah badan bebas seperti SUHAKAM melakukan siasatan?
Sebilangan besar rakyat sudah hilang kepercayaan terhadap integriti dan kredidibiliti polis. Salah siapa agaknya Tan Sri?
Posted: 14 May 2012 08:18 AM PDT
When I was asked to write a foreword to Geert Wilders' new book, my first reaction, to be honest, was to pass. Mr. Wilders lives under 24/7 armed guard because significant numbers of motivated people wish to kill him, and it seemed to me, as someone who's attracted more than enough homicidal attention over the years, that sharing space in these pages was likely to lead to an uptick in my own death threats. Who needs it? Why not just plead too crowded a schedule and suggest the author try elsewhere? I would imagine Geert Wilders gets quite a lot of this.
And, although Mr. Wilders was eventually acquitted by his kangaroo court, the determination to place him beyond the pale is unceasing: "The far-right anti-immigration party of Geert Wilders" (The Financial Times) . . . "Far-right leader Geert Wilders" (The Guardian) . . . "Extreme right anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders" (Agence France-Presse) is "at the fringes of mainstream politics" (Time) . . .
Mr. Wilders is so far out on the far-right extreme fringe that his party is the third biggest in parliament. Indeed, the present Dutch government governs only through the support of Wilders' Party for Freedom. So he's "extreme" and "far-right" and out on the "fringe," but the seven parties that got far fewer votes than him are "mainstream"? That right there is a lot of what's wrong with European political discourse and its media coverage: Maybe he only seems so "extreme" and "far-right" because they're the ones out on the fringe.
And so a Dutch parliamentarian lands at Heathrow to fulfill a public appearance and is immediately deported by the government of a nation that was once the crucible of liberty. The British Home Office banned Mr. Wilders as a threat to "public security" — not because he was threatening any member of the public, but because prominent Muslims were threatening him: The Labour-party peer Lord Ahmed pledged to bring a 10,000-strong mob to lay siege to the House of Lords if Wilders went ahead with his speaking engagement there.
Yet it's not enough to denormalize the man himself, you also have to make an example of those who decide to find out what he's like for themselves. The South Australian senator Cory Bernardi met Mr. Wilders on a trip to the Netherlands and came home to headlines like "Senator Under Fire For Ties To Wilders" (The Sydney Morning Herald) and "Calls For Cory Bernardi's Scalp Over Geert Wilders" (The Australian). Members not only of the opposing party but even of his own called for Senator Bernardi to be fired from his post as parliamentary secretary to the Leader of Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition. And why stop there? A government spokesman "declined to say if he believed Mr Abbott should have Senator Bernardi expelled from the Liberal Party." If only Bernardi had shot the breeze with more respectable figures — Hugo Chávez, say, or a spokesperson for Hamas. I'm pleased to report that, while sharing a platform with me in Adelaide some months later, Bernardi declared that, as a freeborn citizen, he wasn't going to be told who he's allowed to meet with.
Posted: 14 May 2012 06:37 AM PDT
According to Malaysiakini HERE:
Tunku Abdul Aziz Tunku Ibrahim, the most senior Malay leader in DAP, has tendered his resignation from his vice-chairperson's post as well as his party membership.
His decision to quit the party, which was announced tonight, comes as a major blow to the DAP as it gears up for the general election which some believe could be held as early as next month.
He however will not join another political party, quashing rumours that he may defect to Umno. "I'm not a frog," he insisted.
In tendering his resignation, Abdul Aziz acknowledged that by exercising his right of dissent, he has gone against the party's position on Bersih 3.0 - where some 200,000 took to the streets last month in demanding for free and fair elections, resulting in clashes between the protesters and the police.
He said due to his open disagreement with the party, he had chosen not to be re-nominated as a senator for Penang, indicating that he was not sacked from his Dewan Negara's post by DAP when news broke that his term ending May 30 was not renewed.
"I felt that my position was no longer tenable and that I would no longer be able to serve Penang and my party," the one-term senator told Malaysiakini.
According to Abdul Aziz, he had suggested to DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng, who is also Penang chief minister, that the party should subject him to the "same disciplinary procedure as any other party member" over his action.
"Unfortunately, up to now, that was not forthcoming. In order not to prolong the matter and avoid further embarrassment, I have decided to relinquish my post of DAP vice-chairperson and tender my resignation as a party member with immediate effect."
'I had to draw the line'
Abdul Aziz stressed that he expressed his views on Bersih 3.0 out of "personal conscience" and it was done based on his "sincere belief that our country will always take precedence over sectarian interest".
"I had to draw the line and I chose to affirm my right of dissent when as a legislator in the Senate, I felt defying the law was unacceptable."
He said he had always advocated the need for free and fair elections, and that he had been consistent and unwavering on the matter.
"Throughout my career as a professional manager and a civil society advocate, I stood for respect for the rule of law, good governance and proper public conduct," said Abdul Aziz, who is the founder of anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International-Malaysia (TI-M).
"I criticised the organisers of Bersih 3.0 when they refused to accept Merdeka Stadium as the alternative site after the mayor of Kuala Lumpur, with the authority of our courts, declared that Dataran Merdeka was out of bounds and violators of the court order would be breaking the law.
"The right to assemble was granted, and I was convinced then as I am now that if Merdeka Stadium was accepted as the venue for the sit-down rally, the ugly scenes we witnessed on April 28, 2012 would not have occurred and our country would have been spared of yet another trauma after Bersih 2.0 in July last year."
Fitting end to short political career
Abdul Aziz joined DAP in August 2008 - five months after political tsunami which saw the Pakatan Rakyat opposition making significant gains at the last general election, winning five states including Selangor and Penang.
A year later, he was appointed senator representing Penang, giving him the distinction of being the first DAP senator.
A distant member of the Kedah royal family, Abdul Aziz began his career in the police force before joining Guthrie Corporation and later served as an adviser for Bank Negara. He was instrumental in setting up TI-M, an NGO dedicated to fighting corruption.
Abdul Aziz described his resignation today as a fitting end to his brief foray into politics, which lasted no more than four years.
"In traveling throughout the length and breadth of our country over the last few years, I have met and interacted with a lot of Malaysians from all walks life and learned much, which I now can put to good use for the next phase of my life," he told Malaysiakini.
"After a brief period of rest and reflection, I shall return to civil society advocacy and public service. I stand ready to serve our country to the best of my ability."
Posted: 14 May 2012 07:05 AM PDT
Polis ada bukti unsur-unsur mahu kematian'
Timbalan Ketua Polis Negara, Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar hari ini menyokong dakwaan Menteri Dalam Negeri, Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein bahawa terdapat unsur-unsur semasa perhimpunan BERSIH 3.0 yang mahu menyebabkan kematian.
Ini, katanya, berdasarkan kepada bukti video yang dikumpul oleh polis semasa perhimpunan tersebut.
Khalid berkata polis mempunyai klip video bahawa memang ada pihak yang mahu kematian berlaku.
Bercakap dalam satu sidang akhbar di Kuala Lumpur hari ini, beliau berkata, bukan menteri sahaja yang berkata demikian, tetapi pihak polis juga mempunyai bukti.
"Memang betul. Memang kita ada merakamkan satu klip, yang ada satu orang tu cakap... Kalau lima orang mati pun tak apa," katanya.
Klip itu, katanya, menunjukkan seorang individu membuat kenyataan mengenai kematian semasa bantahan pada 28 April.
Khalid berkata, pihak media dialu-alukan untuk mendapatkan klip tersebut dari pihak polis untuk mengenal pasti individu tersebut.
Bagaimanapun, katanya, tiada tindakan telah diambil terhadap individu tersebut, kerana hanya dengan mengatakan perkataan tersebut, tidak menjadi satu kesalahan di bawah undang-undang.
"Belum lagi (tangkap). Tidak ada apa-apa kesalahan pun, dia cuma cakap saja... Sehingga tengah hari ini sudah 21 orang telah ditangkap.
"Ada yang serah diri, ada yang ditangkap, sudah 321 orang. Jadi memang bagi sampai esoklah.
"Kita pun dah mula kenal pasti mereka melalui gambar-gambar. kalau mereka tak datang serah diri, kami akan carilah," katanya. -mk
Police release video of alleged death wish
Polis: Tidak salah jual burger depan rumah Ambiga
Pertama: Apa kesalahan yang dilakukan oleh lelaki tersebut? Dan jika tiada apa-apa kesalahan yang dilakukan oleh beliau apa tujuan video itu disebarkan? Untuk menjustifikasikan keganasan dan kekejaman polis terhadap peserta perhimpunan BERSIH 3.0 kerana kononnya sudah ada lelaki yang "bersedia untuk mati"?
Sedang semua orang tahu sehari sebelum Perhimpunan BERSIH diadakan, polis telah pergi ke mahkamah untuk mendapatkan perintah bagi menghalang penganjur Bersih 3.0 dan orang awam daripada memasuki dan berkumpul di Dataran Merdeka.
Bukankah itu petunjuk jelas bahawa keganasan polis yang berlaku sudah dirancang supaya peserta BERSIH pada 28 April itu diwajarkan untuk diserang kerana melanggar perintah mahkamah?
Kedua: kes penjualan burger di depan rumah Ambiga. Ia tidak merupakan satu kesalahan kata Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar, kerana ia dibenarkan di bawah Akta Perhimpunan Aman 2011. Jika demikian bagaimana jika orangramai peserta BERSIH datang berniaga depan mana-mana balai polis atau rumah Datuk Timbalan KPN sendiri? Tak menjadi kesalahanlah lagi?
Dan bukankah ia juga menyalahi Akta Kerajaan Tempatan dimana peniaga mesti mempunyai lesen untuk berniaga di lokasi yang ditetapkan?
Mengapa polis membela golongan yang ternyata benar membuat kesalahan? Semata-mata kerana membela apa saja yang ada kaitan dengan U.M.N.O atau ULO (UMNO Linked Organisation)?
Posted: 14 May 2012 05:45 AM PDT
A few days ago, Angela sent me this link to this fantastic series. Please watch as many in this series as possible. You can watch the FULL SERIES at this link.
The following video clip is only one in the series. Enjoy...:-)
The following explanation is taken from the YouTube link HERE:
Our history is not what we think! Over the past few thousand years, we have warped our own history. Our versions of the past has been mistranslated, changed, altered, and skewed to fit our understanding of reality, and completely left our many things that we cannot explain. Today, we are going to look at an alternate version of our history, a version that was recorded across many ancient tablets and artifacts throughout time, which have only recently been uncovered. This story may be a little cosmic, it may not even be true, but you will have to decide that for yourself.
Join in the conversation, it's much more fun to talk about than what everyone else is talking about ;)
Based on the work of Drunvalo Melchizidek in the Ancient Secret of the Flower of Life.
Made with Love by many, many beautiful people in the credits of the movie. Enjoy everyone! We love you!
As always, thanks to Angela for sharing this!!
Posted: 14 May 2012 05:34 AM PDT
Penceramah Umno pucat, Nizar gegar pentas utama
KUALA LUMPUR 14 Mei: Bekas Menteri Besar Perak, Datuk Seri Nizar Jamaluddin membuat kejutan dengan tampil ke ceramah Umno dan duduk di meja utama bersama panelis di Tualang Sekah, Kampar, 13 Mei lalu.
Melalui kiriman di twitter, Nizar memberitahu, dia duduk di meja utama ceramah anjuran Umno bertajuk 'Nizar Pembohong Bersiri'.
"Saya menghadiri ceramah Umno menggodam saya di Tualang Sekah, Kampar oleh YB Datuk Shaarani dan Hanafiah Man. Mereka panik dan pucat," tulis Nizar.
Ceramah tersebut diadakan berhampiran ceramah Pakatan Rakyat yang juga diadakan di Tualang Sekah, dekat situ.
Tindakannya itu membuatkan Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (Adun) Kota Tampan, Shaarani Mohamad; Ketua Umno Bahagian Kampar, Radzi Manan dan Editor Agenda Daily, Hanafiah Man tergamam.
"Masa saya sampai, Hanafiah tengah godam saya. Bila nampak saya menjelma, mukanya pucat dan terus tukar topik.
"Dia tengah asyik fitnah saya. Tiba-tiba terkejut panik bila tengok saya berada di pentas depan, terus dia tukar topik isu Ambiga," tulis Ahli Parlimen Bukit Gantang itu lagi.
Kenapa Nizar hadir ceramah Umno malam tadi?
Sumber gambar: ajijoi
Sifat orang yang benar dan mulia ialah dia tidak takut menghadapi apa jua tohmahan dan cemuhan yang dihalakan kepadanya. Itu sifat hulubalang sebenar. Itu sikap seorang muttaqin, yang jiwanya hanya takut kepada Yang Esa.
Malah sifat Rasulullah sendiri, sewaktu perang, baginda tidak duduk di barisan belakang. Baginda menjadi jenderal yang berada paling hadapan mengetuai mukminin menentang musuh. Baginda juga bersifat "al-amin" (yang benar) sehingga hati-hati musuh gerun dan cair bila berhadapan dengannya. Itulah yang digambarkan oleh Al-Quran sebagai uswatun hasanah - contoh tauladan kepimpinan yang terbaik.
Nizar mencontohi uswatun hasanah serta memiliki sifat keberanian dan kemuliaan itu. Kerana hukum kebenaran dan keadilan menyatakan: berani kerana benar, takut kerana salah, lantas itu dia terus naik ke pentas menghadapi segala-galanya.
Syabas Mohd Nizar Jamaluddin!
Posted: 14 May 2012 02:07 AM PDT
The following post by Eric Loo is from Malaysiakini.
Lowest of the low in journalism
'Oh Carol, I'm a bloody fool; darling I love you, so you treat me cool.' That was what I thought I heard from the radio. That was how, as a kid, I sang Neil Sedaka's 60s hit until I checked out the lyrics in an old musty songbook.
Oh, journo, you're a bloody fool when you sing your political master's tune without a bother to check the original script. And, bloody guttered is your paper when it falsifies, fabricates and intentionally misrepresents to peddle a political message.
Just like Utusan Malaysia in its May 1 article, and repeated the next day in New Straits Times (NST), which turned an Australian senator, Nick Xenophon, into a xenophobe. NST retracted and contritely apologised after the senator, with hearty support from Malaysians, threatened to sue for defamation. Utusan apologised on May 12.
Utusan's and NST's falsification of Xenophon's speech delivered in the Australian parliament on Nov 17, 2009 marks the lowest of the low in journalism standards. Any educated sceptical reporter will ask "Did I hear it right?"
As in real life, always assume that there are alternative views. Each 'fact' can always be countered if you research and talk to different sources. Any reporter with a modicum sense of accuracy and fairness will know to cross-check with the original source the veracity of controversial political statements. It doesn't take much effort these days to Google search.
Sure, journalists are not infallible. Lapses in ethical practice and news judgment happen due to the short news cycle and thus the rush to judgment, misattribution of sources, misquoting, and, in the Malaysian newsroom culture, editors slanting the news on cue by the authorities.
Errors happen often because journalists deal with human sources who see the world through tinted glasses. But, as 'professionals', journalists are duty bound to check and verify. Failing which are reports that are based on assumptions, generalisations and biases exacerbated by a lack of context.
For instance, the video clip of a traffic policeman drawing and pointing his gun at Bersih 3.0 protesters. What provoked him to draw his gun? Was he attacked by the protesters - as this video from the BBC news report showed? See the parts deleted in the Malaysian mainstream media version?
A moment captured on a smartphone cannot possibly tell the whole story. Context is often compromised. These days with the deluge of user-generated contents online, facts and fiction converge. We, the public, need to be more critical, and sceptical, of both the mainstream and online media reports of the Bersih protests.
'If in doubt, check it out'
Errors happen when journalists report what they think they heard. The tried and true principle of reporting is if in doubt of what you heard, check it out. If you can't, then leave it out.
Errors happen when journalists misinterpret the underlying meaning of words. For example, it's commonly written that counter-terrorism agents resorted to electrocuting prisoners to extract information. The fact is you cannot extract information from someone who has been electrocuted because they're dead.
Errors happen when journalists fail to differentiate between facts, opinions and claims. Errors happen when journalists turn speculation into specification. For example the well-known nude squat gaffe by China Press (Jan 10, 2006) , which broke the story of a phone video recording of a woman held for visa violations being forced to do 'nude squats' while in police custody. The paper identified the victim as a Chinese national, who turned out to be a local Malay.
One of the funnier examples of media gaffes was The Independent newspaper of London in an article about Mahatma Gandhi. It ran a photo of Ben Kingsley, the actor who played him in the film, instead of the real Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. Or the Chicago Tribune, in one of its Sunday Travel sections, which in an infographic incorrectly placed the Atlantic Ocean near San Francisco. The city is beside the Pacific Ocean.
Or, the word 'pubic' instead of 'public'; 'would' instead of 'could'; 'you're' and 'your', 'their' and 'there'; 'quiet' and 'quite'.
For a list of media errors, follow 'Regret the Error', a blog founded by Craig Silverman, former managing editor of PBS Media Shift, and current adjunct faculty member at The Poynter Institute.
A site hosted on the Freedom Forum based in Washington DC, also keeps track of journalists caught for plagiarism and fabrication - the most well-known being Stephen Glass who cooked up stories and quotes as a young upstart at The New Republic in New York from 1995-98.
His exposure was turned into a movie, Shattered Glass, released in October 2003, about five months after Jayson Blair, an intern at the New York Times, was caught out for plagiarising stories and fabricating quotes about American soldiers in Iraq.
Another good resource is Media Watch broadcast every Monday evening on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Its host, Jonathan Holmes, noted in February 2010 that "the power that journalists have to criticise, shame, ridicule or expose other individuals and institutions is very seldom used to scrutinise each other".
"The watchdogs - the Australian Press Council and the Australian Communications and Media Authority - are slow, legalistic, and relatively toothless. By contrast, Media Watch is swift, and when necessary, brutal." Malaysians need a similar vigilant and brutal media watch body.
Avoiding future gaffes
How can Malaysian journalists avoid future gaffes? Common sense really. Always clarify, cross-examine and verify with the original source what you hear, read or see. Just because Najib Abdul Razak or Hishammuddin Hussein says it does not necessarily mean it's accurate or true. Know the different languages, euphemisms, generalisations and 'double-speak' of politicians and special interest groups.
Malaysian journalists' deference to authority and inclination to give more space to sources whose views confirm and reinforce their own biased view of the world poses one of the most insidious attack on media integrity and cheats the people of their right to fair, truthful and accurate reporting.
Indeed, we need an independent Institute of Journalists proposed on World Press Freedom Day on May 3 at the National Press Club to teach and train future journalists, which apparently the NUJ and local journalism schools are not doing too well.
ERIC LOO left Malaysia for Australia in 1986 to work as a journalist. He currently lectures at University of Wollongong, Australia, and also mentors international journalism students via UPIU.com, run by United Press International. He edits a refereed journal Asia Pacific Media Educator published by SAGE Publications (New Delhi) and conducts journalism training workshops in Asia.
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