Saturday, June 30, 2012

'Bo toa bo soi'!

'Bo toa bo soi'!

'Bo toa bo soi'!

Posted: 30 Jun 2012 10:05 AM PDT

Lim Guan had on Friday slammed PM Najib's statement that there is nothing wrong to call for the polls during hajj season.

He argued that since so many voters would be out of the country, the government would deny them their rights to vote and choose the next government.

Alamak! Since when did Guan Eng show such a great concern over the matter? Those going for hajj are Malays who are Muslims. They are not only from PAS but also Umno and PKR members.

Since PAS' Hadi Awang suggested for a general election out of the hajj season, DAP has played up the issue as if those going to Mecca are only PAS (and probably DAP) members.

Why so scared?

I believe there will be more Umno members than PAS' going to hajj. PAS standpoint on 'election out of hajj season' was absurd and telling its members do defer their pilgrimage proofs how they are so afraid of losing some votes there.

And now, DAP is in. Guan Eng wants to become a hero for PAS, a Pakatan component that avows to implement the 'hudud law' if Pakatan Rakyat wins the next national poll. What a farce! The undemocratic 'self-proclaimed' DAP now talks about hajj!

I think Guan Eng and DAP better stay out of this hajj issue. Non of your business.

So, when is the right time to call for the general election? December? Or January when many Chinese (are all of them DAP members?) go abroad for vacation and during the festive Chinese New Year?

Where is your brain, bro?

[BERGAMBAR] Fitnah UMNO BN Makan Diri, PAS Terus Diterima Masyarakat Bukan Islam!

Posted: 30 Jun 2012 10:45 AM PDT

Sudah hampir 5 tahun slogan PAS Untuk Semua (PAS For All) dilancarkan dan kehadiran slogan yang dikira agak keramat ini, bukan sahaja telah berjaya menenggelamkan usaha pihak UMNO BN menakut-nakut kaum bukan Islam terhadap PAS, malah sambutan bukan Islam terhadap PAS semakin hari semakin nyata.

Hukum kebenaran & keadilan menetapkan yang dengki dan khianat akan kembali kepada yang berdengki dan yang mengkhianat itu sendiri. Lagi dihentam lagi difitnah PAS ini oleh UMNO BN, lagi ramai yang menyokong PAS. Dan lebih ramai menjauhkan diri dari UMNO BN.

Satu kejayaan besar daripada Lajnah Perpaduan Nasional PAS (yang diketuai oleh YB Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa) yang telah mengilhamkan gagasan PAS For All sejak ia dilancarkan pada tahun 2007.

Kini masyarakat bukan Islam tidak segan silu memegang, menayangkan malah ada yang membalut badan mereka dengan bendera PAS!

Gambar-gambar di bawah bukti nyata PAS kini sudah diterima oleh segenap lapisan masyarakat di negara ini.

Do You Remember When...?

Posted: 30 Jun 2012 07:58 AM PDT

Our mothers cooked, cleaned and took care of the whole family.

They still had time to chat with neighbours.

Everyone had candy floss, fizzy drinks and ice kachang.

Diabetes was rare. Aspirin/panadol cured all illness.

We bicycled to school.

The poorer ones walked. The richer ones were chauffeured driven.

Prefects were a fearful lot. Detention class was like going to prison for a day.

We had "public caning" in school.

No one ever won the big prizes on "Tikam".

It was a scam but it did not stop us coming back for more.

Motorbikes were ridden without helmets.

It was rare to ride a private taxi. Taking a bus was luxury

- We cycled or walked everywhere.

We drank water from the tap and NOT from bottles.

We spent hours under the sun, playing football or flying kites, without worrying about UV rays. It did not affect us.

We roamed free, catched spiders and did not worry about Aedes mosquitoes.

We kept our spiders in match boxes.

With 5 pebbles, girls played endless games.

With a tennis ball, boys ran like crazy for hours.

When it rained, we swam the drains & canals to catch "ikan keli".

We shared one bottle of soft drink with friends. NO ONE worried about catching anything.

We left home in the morning and played all day till hunger drove us back home.

When needed, our parents knew how to find us.

No one watched over us. We were always safe.

There were no handphones to bug us. We walked over to friends' house and yelled for them!

There were no Playstations, X-boxes, Nintendo's.

No cable TV, no surround sound, no personal computers, no Internet.

We had friends.

We did not have birthdays parties until we were 21. Only then, did we start taking notice of girls.

We had not heard of the word "Bumiputra".

We knew our friends by names. Their parents were Pak Cik and Mak Cik or Uncle and Aunty.

In Badminton, regardless of how many feathers were left in the shuttlecock, our game continued. Our rackets were made of planks, but still Wong Peng Soon and Punch Gunalan made us proud.

Morris Minor and VW beetle were on our roads...driven alongside Kingswood, Vauxhall, Opel and Chrysler. Taxis were Benz.

There were no traffic lights. We had roundabouts.

The whole kampung came together during kenduris and all took turns to "kacau dodol".

Chinese, Indians and Malays were all part of kenduris and all of us spoke Malay.

Malay weddings had joget sessions at night. It was the only time to ask the Malay ladies for a dance.

Favourite local performer was Rose Chan.

Sunday's Cheap Matinees were 25 cent per show.

Susu lembu was delivered to houses on bicycle.

All jagas were tame and few ever got robbed.

We made our own kites & glass glued threads.

We made our own wooden guns. Seeds from plants served as bullets.

Kang Kong was free. Kembong" was 30 cents a "kati" and nobody wanted "ikan pari".
We did not have to buy fruits. They were self planted or given by neighbours or friends.

The idea of parents bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of. Our parents sided with the law !

Nobody knew about child psychology !

Yet this generation has produced some of the best risk-takers, problem solvers and inventors ever!

We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility,

and we learned how to deal with them all !!

And if YOU are one of them born in the 1940's to 1060's….Congratulations !

Thanks to Angela who sent me this post.

A Dark Arab Spring by Conrad Black

Posted: 30 Jun 2012 07:02 AM PDT

There cannot possibly be anyone left of sound mind who imagines that the Arab Spring was anything more than seismic shifts in various countries to remove unpopular despots; have tribal, sectarian, or ideological bloodletting of different levels of ferocity, according to the temper of the countries; and then observe the reassumption of authority by whatever new despotism emerged at the end of strenuous Darwinian internecine struggle. The Egyptian army acquiesced in the departure of its champion, President Mubarak, when his position became unsustainable and, after more than 30 years, he no longer possessed the popularity or determination to retain his authority.

The whole idea of free elections was always a confidence trick, a stall, in which the Muslim Brotherhood — which brought down Mubarak, and had, 31 years before, assassinated his predecessor, Anwar Sadat — showed some restraint in not taunting the army, promised not to run a presidential candidate, and envisioned a regime in which the legislature would dominate and the army would be well paid. As the constitutional council failed to produce even an indicative constitution, a game of chicken ensued, in which the army stated that it would not hand over power until there was a constitution, i.e., one in which they could either retain power or take it back at any time. The Brotherhood then said they would run a presidential candidate after all. Army-dominated agencies disqualified most candidates, and finally gutted the powers of both the congress and the president, and delayed at their convenience the confirmation of the universally assumed fact that the Brotherhood candidate (though not its first candidate) had won the election.

It all somewhat resembles the recent history of Algeria, whose constitution empowered and instructed the army to be the guarantor of democracy. This led in 1992 to the interruption of a two-stage election that was going to elevate an anti-democratic Islamist party, and also to a prolonged civil war, in which 300,000 Algerians died. Egyptians are less violent than Algerians, and despite the Ruritanian over-costuming and parading of the Egyptian army, and all the pompous pronunciamentos of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces of that country, the Egyptian army has never been overly frightening, even when it did briefly pierce the Israeli Bar Lev Line in 1973. The Algerian army, however, which fought through the war of independence with France (1954–62), in which perhaps 500,000 people died, is a serious and an unambiguously victorious force and has reimposed secular order.

Tunisia, where the Arab Spring began, is unstable, and Libya, Yemen, and, of course, Syria, are virtually in chaos. Egypt will go on floundering, as neither the army nor the Brotherhood has the slightest ability to pull Egypt out of its economic dyspepsia, aggravated by an unsustainably high birthrate. There is, unfortunately, no reason to be confident that Iraq will make the cut either: There is still no real progress toward federalism in the sharing of oil revenues, and Baghdad's writ does not run in Kurdistan. Maliki may hang on to power, but he cannot be said to have been reelected. In the broad arc of the Islamic world, from the Atlantic to the gates of India, only Turkey, Morocco, and Jordan have shown the slightest aptitude for self-government. Turkey has been a Great or at least significant Power for 600 years. Morocco was an independent country for centuries before the French occupied it shortly before World War I. And Jordan — "invented" as he wrote, by Winston Churchill, "on a sunny Sunday afternoon in Jerusalem" in 1921 — has a crafty Hashemite dynasty in which a Bedouin minority carefully rules a Palestinian majority.

The potential for most Islamic countries to become completely dysfunctional and erupt in atrocities and disintegrate into terrorist breeding grounds is now too familiar to merit much elaboration. The George W. Bush crusade for democracy — and, to be fair to him, it was the policy of Jimmy Carter also — now appears to be a product of the same painfully naïve school that held in 1964 and 1965 that we could defeat the Communists in South Vietnam by building schools, bridges, and clinics, as if the opposition response would be anything except to blow them up and kill anyone who collaborated. Despite the vast experience accumulated in America's unexampled rise from colonial obscurity to unprecedented paramountcy in the world in less than three long lifetimes from Yorktown to the fall of the Berlin Wall, there seems to be some hobgoblin that washes and hijacks the brains of American policy planners from time to time and propels them like Gadarene robots toward an ahistorical fantasy that altruism alone will make the world right.

1Malaysia : where (non Muslim) tradition is prohibited

Posted: 30 Jun 2012 06:52 AM PDT

Not entirely prohibited, of course. At least not yet. But the trend in the 'model Muslim state' of Malaysia firmly points in the direction of, over time, greater and ever greater suppression of non Muslim cultures, belief systems and traditions. This is the agenda otherwise known as supremacy. It's an agenda that more non Muslims will become unwillingly acquainted with in the years to come, as two Malaysian-Indian dance troops recently discovered to their chagrin. From "Where tradition is prohibited", by Himanshu Bhatt, The Sun Daily, 28 June 2012:

TWO Indian cultural organisations were taken by shock recently when they applied to use the auditorium of the government's official Taman Budaya park in Penang for their classical dance concerts.

It was not so much that their applications were rejected that bothered them. What smarted was that the shows were disallowed purportedly because they contained ceremonial acts and the placement of a [non Islamic] deity on stage, which are much part and parcel of classical Indian dance.

The Taman Budaya is operated by the National Culture and Arts Department. Ironically, it is on the grounds of the birthplace of Tan Sri P. Ramlee – one of the finest liberal performance artistes to emerge from Malaysia in modern times. The auditorium is even named after him.

The National Culture and Arts Department is an arm of the Malaysian federal government. The top leadership of this government department, according to this organization chart posted at their website, appears to be 100% Muslim. So a government department run by Muslims wouldn't ban non Islamic deities from being portrayed in stage performances, would they? Obviously all those Muslim officials and directors and ministers are misunderstanding the tolerant, pluralistic religion of Islam somehow.

The two groups – the Temple of Fine Arts and the Penang Hindu Association – claimed to have been told that the auditorium stage must not have the relevant images and statues because of their [non Islamic] religious allusion.

But such items are integral historical and creative components of the age-old practice of disciplines such as the Bharatanatyam and the Kathakali. This is because the presentations are to a large extent based on ancient mythologies that are rooted in the cultural fabric of the shows.

And such references to ancient mythologies are common features of performing arts in other cultures. It is not only Indian dances that have such invocations. Many ancient disciplines from other civilisations also employ ceremonial or ritualistic acts.

One can see similar elements in the Beijing Opera of China, the Kabuki of Japan, the Kechak of Indonesia and Passion Play of Europe. Such elements are also ingrained in the Wayang Kulit or shadow puppet shows that have played across the Nusantara region for centuries.

So when the two groups protested that they were not allowed to hold such performances despite the features in question being traditional elements, it beguiles the mind. Hat tip: Jihad Watch

A real Malaysian ghost story by Commander (Rtd) S THAYAPARAN, formerly of the Royal Malaysian Navy

Posted: 30 Jun 2012 06:41 AM PDT

You realise that our mistrust of the future makes it hard to give up the past. - Chuck Palahniuk (Survivor) COMMENT Here we go again. The central theme of my previous piece was how we as Malaysians willingly played Dr Mahathir Mohamad's race game and lost.

That's not surprising since the Umno house always wins. We are still playing the same game only this time, we have changed the rules. Prime Minister Najib Razak and MCA chief Dr Chua Soi Lek obviously have not caught on to this fact. I don't find either Najib's mendacious assurances to the Chinese community that the systemic racism faced by them is a fringe ideology and not mainstream Umno dogma or the predictable banal backlash by a certain section of the Chinese community, particularly newsworthy.

Perceptive observers would understand that race relations in Malaysia is solely defined by these two communities - Umnoputra and the Chinese community, while the Orang Asli, non-Umno Malays, Indian, et al, are merely 'passengers' (or traitors in the case of non-Umno Malays) - a step-up from 'pendatangs' I suppose. Pointing out the inconsistencies in Najib's 'reassurances' would be like shooting fish in a barrel but there are some insights to be gained from the rhetoric oozing forth from the regime with regards to the political reality of Malaysia.

"We don't intend to lose," Najib proclaims, so sure is he of the democratic process in Malaysia, and seeing as how the numbers are constantly being manipulated I don't doubt him. But by 'we' he doesn't really mean BN but Umno. He warns the Chinese if they want to have a 'voice' in the system, they should vote for MCA, never mind that having a voice hasn't halted the institutional racism that is the foundation of Umno policy or that he (and Umno) are supposed to represent every Malaysian regardless of race, or so they claim.

But the question still remains, what would Umno do as far as communal expectations are concerned if their coalition partners lose?

Malays go at it alone

Well, the answer to that is simple. The hawks in Umno have already decided that a "Malay go at it alone" policy is the best strategy. No doubt buttressed by the corrupt coalitions from Sabah and Sarawak, Umno could theoretically hold on to power and wait the opposition out. By maintaining control in the so-called 'Malay heartland' by any means necessary, they hope to cut off Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim from the mainstream Malay polity. This, and of course the "flawed" electoral process, should keep the game going for some time even if by electoral attrition their influence wanes.

The so-called moderates, realising the inevitable futility of this, are chaotically coming up with other strategies. The newish strategy of Najib echoing the Anwar refrain of government aid not being a zero-sum game and implying that BN, or at least his BN, is offering a class-based approach to problems even if BN is in theory a race-based political coalition, has been pretty limp going so far.

The only difference between him and Anwar is that unlike Anwar, who has been pretty consistent in his message to the various communities he is campaigning to (much to the dismay of his political opponents); Najib and his allies have one message for each community, which at least in this regard is consistent with the underlying ideology of their political pact.

This abrupt change of ideological rhetoric of Umno is hardly surprising. Former prime minister and Perkasa patron Dr Mahathir Mohamad claimed not too long ago at the Perkasa/Gertak 'mega' rally that May 13 was in actuality a class-based conflict but of course his polemic was tinged with the usual 'communist' undertones aimed at Anwar and the DAP. The fact that the former premier could suggest such a thing at a supposed 'race-based awakening' was amusing, but I reckon only to me.

But then again, nobody should be surprised with BN's ideological dissonance since Pakatan Rakyat itself is a bundle of barely suppressed ideological and religious impulses. Not that it matters of course. Pakatan partisans have displayed a remarkable intolerance at challenging their own political dogma or even possible policies, preferring instead to gorge on the daily financial scandals and the resultant shadow play arrests, which are fed to them by canny political operatives.

The opposition coalition has played the political game shrewdly but really Umno's incompetence is half the battle won. Pakatan's own financial and political scandals are dismissed by their supporters as inconsequential (compared to BN's) or as BN propaganda meant to destabilise the fragile coalition.

Modern-day slavery

Najib's latest "goody" - how I loathe that term - bag to taxi drivers is the latest state-sanctioned bribery that has blown up in Umno's face. Predictably Pakatan supporters have lapped this up gleefully pointing out the numerous cronycrats, who have benefitted from this system. Taxi drivers as a possible voting block are awash with the muck that soils the system. Playing the system with price-fixing gangs, employing 'foreigners' as proxy drivers, and the list goes on.

Najib's rather preposterous claim that the monopoly of private companies of taxi licences is a form of modern-day slavery is despicable but fits in nicely with PAS' 'mahafiraun' narrative with regard to the citizen slavery to Umno. If Najib really wants to wage a jihad on modern-day slavery here in Malaysia, he should personally look into the human trafficking of children, women and men who service the various industries - both legal and illegal - which contribute to the economy of this country and Umno coffers.

He should look at the 'slave wages' earned by some in the Indian and Chinese community who have the added indignity of being denied citizenships for bureaucratic reasons. And then of course, there's the 'Orang Asli problem'. But all these very real issues are subsumed beneath the political one-upmanship that Umno seems to be losing in the cyber propaganda war and let's face it, Pakatan is unable to address for various reasons. All that is forthcoming are assurances that by winning federal power, they would be able to solve these 'issues"' Exactly how they intend to do this is something we have to take on faith.

Faith. Something that Umno doesn't seem to realise is practically non-existent in a certain section of the voting public, which Umno is aggressively courting. Najib talks of "ghosts" which are being created out of the Lynas issue and he's right. There has been very little objective discourse on the Lynas issue so far except appeals to emotion from both sides of the political divide. BN, of course, has got nothing to fall back on because decades of executive interference has left all the government institutions devoid of credibility, staffed by cronycrats unable to command an iota of respect.

Pakatan, on the other hand, has had a field day turning this issue into their main environmental and safety (sic) issue in lieu of any substantive environmental policies of their own. And good for them but bad for us in the long term if any issue will always been used as stakes in a political game because the alternative alliance that claims to be forward thinking and progressive always has the excuse that it is involved in a life and death struggle with their political opponents.

Najib's wingman

I'm not surprised that Umno has some sort of 'reality distortion field' at work in Putrajaya but I'm surprised that it has affected Najib's wingman to the Chinese community, Chua Soi Lek. Chua, a shifty operator with a good work ethic - he would have done well during Tunku Abdul Rahman's tenure (sex scandal and all) - but seems to have really lost the plot.

His bare naked shilling for Umno has reached preposterous heights. His 'counseling' of 'not dwelling' on what happened in 60s and 70s to those youths is bizarre. I doubt most Chinese, or even most Malaysians, are even aware of what happened in the 60s or 70s. What they know of it is probably Umno propaganda or unofficial communal propaganda. I doubt they are up-to-date on the subaltern narratives that are excluded from the discourse.

No. What they are dwelling on is what happened last year. Or last week or yesterday. What they are dwelling on is the murder of Teoh Beng Hock or the demonisation of a Malaysian politician like Lim Guan Eng who is a marked man simply because he is Chinese chief minister not sanctioned by Umno. They are dwelling on the numerous provocations by Umno outsourced thugs with whom the MCA is guilty by association.

As I said we are playing the same game but we changed the rules. The main rule change is that the Chinese community doesn't care if they get representation in the cabinet because the MCA has been doing a piss poor job. They don't give a damn about the vigorous discussions behind 'closed doors'. The communal issues that the MCA championed before is now in the purview of the DAP.

The MCA, unlike Umno, has nothing to fall back on. That's the problem with being a minority race-based party in a multiracial country. Of course, the existential crisis MCA is facing now will eventually be experienced by any minority race-based party. Thinking long-term has never been a strong suit of the Malaysian voting public.

Ghosts from the past haunt this election and every other election. We will never be able to exorcise them because we continue to play the same game. Malaysiakini.

The Protocols of the Elders of Zion of Nazi Adolf Hitler = “အမ်ိဳးေပ်ာက္မွာ စိုးေၾကာက္ပါသည္” လိုစာအုပ္

Posted: 30 Jun 2012 06:37 AM PDT

1905 2fnl Velikoe v malom i antikhrist.jpgSource-Wikipedia:The Protocols of the Elders of Zion

A reproduction of the 1905 Russian edition by Serge Nilus, appearing in Praemonitus Praemunitus (1920).

The Protocols of the Elders of Zion or The Protocols of the Meetings of the Learned Elders of Zion is an antisemitic hoax purporting to describe a Jewish plan for global domination. It was first published in Russia in 1903, translated into multiple languages, and disseminated internationally in the early part of the 20th century. Henry Ford funded printing of 500,000 copies that were distributed throughout the United States in the 1920s.

Adolf Hitler and the Nazis publicized the text as if it were a valid document, although it was exposed as fraudulent.

After the Nazi Party came to power in 1933, it ordered the text to be studied in German classrooms. The historian Norman Cohn suggested that Hitler used the Protocols as his primary justification for initiating the Holocaust—his "warrant for genocide".[1]

The Protocols purports to document the minutes of a late 19th-century meeting of Jewish leaders discussing their goal of global Jewish hegemony by subverting the morals of Gentiles, and by controlling the press and the world's economies. It is still widely available today and typically presented as a genuine document, whether on the Internet or in print in numerous languages.

Read all at the source in Wiki

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Najib Sama Dengan Hosni Mubarak

Posted: 30 Jun 2012 08:35 AM PDT

Gambar di atas menceritakan segala2 nya... Mungkin kebetulan atau realitinya macam itu..

Dr Muhammad Mursi sudah menampak kelainan dimana kalimah Allah yang Maha Agung sudah menggantikan tempat gambar PM Mesir di dinding pejabatnya.

Sikap dan gaya kepimpinpinan PM Malaysia nampaknya saling tak tumpah dengan bekas PM Mesir Hosni Mubarak yang kini menghadapi hukum penjara seumur hidup. Najib juga bakal menuruti nasib Mubarak?

Dengan kebobrokan kepimpinan Najib, kemungkinan itu nampaknya tidak dapat ditolak!
Biarkan hukum kebenaran dan keadilan mengambil tempatnya.

Mukhriz Ditatang, Marina Ditentang

Posted: 30 Jun 2012 05:40 AM PDT

Mahathir mahu Marina jauhi Bersih 2.0

SHAH ALAM – Bekas Perdana Menteri, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad berharap anaknya, Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir tidak meletakkan diri terlalu rapat dengan Bersih 2.0 atau gerakan lain yang antikerajaan kerana ia tidak baik untuk dirinya.

Dalam satu wawancara khas bersama The Malaysian Observer (MobTV), Dr Mahathir berkata, beliau tidak bersetuju dengan beberapa perkara yang dilakukan anaknya itu sejak akhir-akhir ini dan berharap Marina sedar akan kesilapannya.

Pada Bersih 2.0 tahun lalu dan perhimpunan Bersih 3.0 April lalu, Marina dilihat bersama dengan puluhan ribu demonstran lain menuntut lapan tuntutan yang mahukan pilihan raya umum yang bersih dan adil.

"Bersih telah dirampas oleh pemimpin pembangkang, saya tidak suka beliau meletakkan dirinya dekat dengan gerakan itu.

"Beliau tidak pernah katakan ini, tapi Bersih dan beberapa gerakan lain didakwa ada kaitan dengan lesbian, gay, biseksual dan transgender (LGBT). Dia tidak pernah kata sokong lelaki kahwin lelaki, perempuan kahwin perempuan dan saya harap dia maksudkannya," katanya.

Katanya lagi, Marina perlu mewujudkan sempadan berkenaan isu LGBT iaitu sejauh mana beliau memberi sokongan kepada golongan itu dalam sebuah negara seperti Malaysia.

"Memang beliau seorang aktivis yang menolong ramai orang termasuklah golongan ini, tapi dia perlu jelaskan pendiriannya," katanya.

Selain itu, Dr Mahathir turut berharap Marina menyedari apa yang dilakukannya sekarang boleh menjejaskan peluang abangnya, Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir memenangi Pilihan Raya Umum Ke-13 (PRU13) nanti.

"Saya rasa beliau bukan ahli, tetapi beliau perlu lebih sensitif mengenai nasib abangnya,"

Ditanya mengenai khabar angin yang mendakwa Mukhriz bakal dicalonkan menjadi Menteri Besar Kedah sekiranya Barisan Nasional (BN) berjaya menawan semula negeri tersebut, Dr Mahathir menegaskan ia terpulang kepada keputusan parti.

Katanya, isyarat bahawa Mukhriz mungkin menjadi calon Menteri Besar apabila parti memilihnya untuk menjadi calon Dewan Undangan Negeri (Dun) dan bukannya calon Parlimen.

"Saya akan tolong dan menyokong apa yang dilakukan Mukhriz, tetapi segalanya terpulang pada parti. Walaupun beliau tidak dipilih jadi Menteri Besar, saya akan tetap sokong," katanya. -SH

Marina dan Ambiga 'bertambat bulu'

Dalam politik anak dan bapa juga ada yang tidak sehaluan. Dalam interview Dr Mahathir dengan Mob TV, beliau telah menegur anaknya Marina supaya berhati-hati dengan tindak tanduknya (Marina) kerana tindak tanduk Marina itu akan menjejaskan parti pemerintah iaitu UMNO serta menjejaskan juga politik ahli keluarga beliau. Mahathir begitu sangsi yang tindakan Marina bergiat dan menyokong Bersih 3.0 dan Bersih yang sebelumnya itu akan menjejaskan politik adiknya Muhkriz.

Pandangan Dr Mahathir terhadap anaknya itu ada benar dan salahnya. Jika Mahathir lebih memikirkan politik peribadi dan keluarga beliau maka kata-kata beliau itu benar dan betul seratus peratus. Memang banyak pun yang memberi pandangan yang Mahathir ini tidak payah diambil pusing nasihat dan kata-katanya kerana anak beliau sendiri telah menunjukkan sikap 'anti establishment' dan Marina telah menunjukkan banyak contoh sikap tidak sehaluan dengan kerajaan BN sekarang ini.

Tetapi jika Mahathir mampu memandang dari sudut lain, iaitu sudut memperjuangkan kebenaran, apa yang dilakukan oleh Marina itu patut direstui oleh Mahathir kerana beliau sepatutnya faham yang Marina itu adalah pejuang kepada tuntutan yang di perjuangkan oleh

Bersih dan banyak NGO-NGO yang lain. Mahathir sepatutnya merasa bangga dengan ketegasan anak perempuannya itu jika beliau (Mahathir) mengakui kebenaran yang diperjuangkan oleh Marina itu.

Tetapi nampaknya Mahathir lebih cenderung untuk menjaga kepentingan politik anak lelakinya, Mukhriz dan beliau tidak pertimbangka kebenaran yang diperjuangkan oleh Marina yang mendapat perhatian banyak pihak sambil memberikan sokongan kepada pejuang reformasi pilihanraya itu.

Bagi Mahathir kebenaran dalam isu ini ialah menjadikan Mukhriz sebagai pemimpin politik besar dan sebesar mana pun kebenaran yang diperjuangkan oleh anak perempuannya Marina itu tidak mendapat perhatian beliau. Bagi Mahathir kebenaran itu ialah kuasa dan tidak yang lain. Mahathir semalam mengakui yang beliau akan menyokong Mukhriz jika UMNO menurunkan anak emasnya itu bertanding
disalah satu kawasan DUN di Kedah untuk menjadi Menteri Besar Negeri Jelapang Padi itu.

Warisan politik

Niat Mahathir untuk meninggalkan warisnya dalam politik tanah air itu sememangnya telah dihidu oleh semua orang dan pengakuan beliau itu tidak mengejutkan sesiapa. Malahan mata Mahathir akan tertutup rapat jika beliau meninggal dunia selepas melihat anaknya itu menjadi orang besar negara seperti beliau. Tuduhan ramai terhadap Mahathir yang beliau membuat 'bising' sekarang ini adalah untuk kepentigan keluarga beliau.

Mahathir tentunya mahukan anaknya menjadi seperti Najib dan Hishamuddin yang kedua-duanya adalah anak-anak kepada bekas Perdana Menteri negara. Jika Mahathir berjaya untuk menjadikan anaknya itu pemimpin besar dan akhirnya menjadi Perdana Menteri maka beliau akan berjaya untuk menyambung tradisi yang pemimpin-pemimpin yang akan datang mesti datang dari keluarga bekas-bekas Perdana Menteri.

Itulah sebabnya Mahathir begitu marah apabila Mukhriz mendapat nombor tercorot dalam pemilihan Ketua Pemuda Malaysia apabila undi beliau jauh kebelakang dari undi-undi yang diperolehi oleh Khairy dan Khir Toyo dalam pertandingan itu. Yang Mahathir marah sekali ialah terhadap menantu Pak Lah yang telah berjaya mendapatkan undi tertinggi dalam pemilihan Ketua Pemuda itu.

Akhirnya Marina sendirilah yang berhak untuk memilih diantara kebenaran atau politik adik beradik dalam isu ini. Jika Marina memilih untuk mencari kebenaran maka tindakan beliau sekarang amatlah benar dan betul.

Tetapi jika Marina memilih untuk mementingkan politik bapanya dan adik beradiknya eloklah beliau (Marina) mengikut sahaja kata-kata ayahanda beliau itu. Tetapi saya yakin Marina akan terus memilih kebenaran kerana saya rasa beliau tahu yang kebenaran itu akan timbul akhirnya.

Tetapi jika Marina mengikut kehendak bapanya itu janganlah putuskan hubungan baik dengan Ambiga yang telah terjalin begitu rapat selama ini. Marina dan Ambiga itu bersahabat baik. Baiknya Ambiga dengan Marina itu seperti orang 'bertambat bulu'. Itu kata orang tua -tua dahulu.

Ulasan GB

Selain itu, Dr Mahathir turut berharap Marina menyedari apa yang dilakukannya sekarang boleh menjejaskan peluang abangnya, Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir memenangi Pilihan Raya Umum Ke-13 (PRU13) nanti.

"Saya rasa beliau bukan ahli, tetapi beliau perlu lebih sensitif mengenai nasib abangnya,"

Mahathir hanya memikirkan nasib Mukhriz dan sanggup meminta anaknya yang lain terutama Marina supaya mempertimbangkan nasib abangnya itu.

Mengapa tidak di sebaliknya?

Semata-mata kerana Mahathir seorang politikus, maka anak yang mencebur diri di bidang politik perlu diberikan perhatian dan ditatang, sedangkan anak yang lain yang menceburkan diri di dalam NGO akan ditentang?

Najib avoiding polls in order to save his own ass lah!

Posted: 30 Jun 2012 03:36 AM PDT

PM says not avoiding polls

Years ago, Najib, then DPM, told the rakyat to change lifestyle. Now that he's an Umno appointed PM, he should again tell the rakyat to change lifestyle - no handouts. Does he really care that the rakyat is suffering? I think not. Rather, he only wants to save his own ass. ;-)

TGV 1Shamelin: Citibank Gold 1-for-1, RM10 promo

Posted: 30 Jun 2012 04:10 AM PDT

Watched Brave today @ 1Shamelin.

Only RM13 for two of us - my wife and I. Thanks to Citibank 1-for-1 promotion valid only on Saturday.

On weekdays, the promotion is RM10 per ticket per person.

TGV is located on L5 of 1Shamelin. When you enter the car park, there's a sign on each level that will point you all the way up to L1.

Take elevator up to L5.

Benefits of coming here to catch a movie @ 1Shamelin is:
1. Ample parking
2. Free parking
3. Guaranteed seats available even at the eleventh hour before a showtime
4. New and clean

ITIS electronic signboards in the city out of order

Posted: 30 Jun 2012 02:16 AM PDT

Source: S. PUSPADEVI, 30/6/2012) (Photo from Sinchew Daily) 
About 70% of the variable message sign (VMS) system installed to inform motorists of the traffic situation and the alternative routes to take in Kuala Lumpur are not in working condition. The Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing Ministry via Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has paid about RM12mil to Integrated Transport Information System (ITIS) to maintain the VMS systems since it started operations in 2004.
"However, out of the 146 VMS units installed, only 46 are in working condition," said Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng.He said he had raised the matter to Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing Minister Datuk Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin in Parliament on June 18. Lim said Nong Chik had replied in a written statement on the same day stating the reasons for the dysfunctional units, which included road-widening and construction work, theft of electric cables and faulty VMS main components.
The statement said DBKL was given an allocation of RM1.5mil per year just to maintain VMS, which include replacing of cables and VMS components, and that DBKL is now upgrading the existing system to provide better information to commuters.
"RM12mil spent in the last eight years is an alarming figure. I assume that the ministry is unable to repair the system since no spare parts are available in the market. Shouldn't the system be assessed and tested out first for at least two years before sealing the contract? For the last eight years, they have been using taxpayers' money to maintain the system," he told reporters at his office.
"I would like to know the terms of the agreement and I hope the KL mayor will make a decision to terminate the contract with ITIS, as this involves taxpayers' money," he said.
ITIS is a transport information system designed to improve the planning and flow of the city's traffic system to ensure better management. Other benefits of VMS include the technology to capture real-time traffic information for incident management and long-term transport planning, alleviate traffic congestion and delays during rush hour as well as emergency situations.

Dr Mursi, Presiden Mesir Yang Digeruni Israel

Posted: 30 Jun 2012 03:07 AM PDT

Biodata Pof Dr. Muhammad Mursi

Dr. Muhammad Mursi lahir pada 20 Ogos 1951 di Wilayah As-Syarqiyah, di sebuah perkampungan Al-Udwah. Beliau hidup dalam sebuah keluarga sederhana yang mementingkan pendidikan Islam. Bapanya seorang petani dan ibunya seorang suri rumah. Berkahwin pada tahun 1978, mempunyai lima anak dan tiga cucu. Difahamkan kelima-lima orang anaknya adalah hafiz dan hafizah Al-Quran, malah beliau sendiri dan isterinya juga adalah hafiz/hafizah Al-Quran.

Di dalam dunia pendidikan Dr. Mursi telah melanjutkan pendidikannya di Universiti Cairo dalam bidang Kejuruteraan pada tahun 1970 hingga 1975. Selepas itu, beliau memperolehi Sarjana dalam bidang Kejuruteraan Metalurgi di Universiti yang sama (Cairo) pada tahun 1978. Tahun yang sama beliau berangkat ke Amerika Syarikat untuk melanjutkan pelajarannya dan memperolehi Sarjana Kedoktoran, memperolehinya pada tahun 1982 di Universiti Southern California.

Beliau dilantik untuk menjadi pensyarah di Universiti Southern California, kemudian menjadi pembantu Prof. di Universiti California-North Ridge. Setelah kembali dari Amerika Syarikat, beliau ditawarkan sebagai Profesor dan Ketua di Jabatan Fakulti Kejuruteraan Material pada tahun 1985 hingga tahun 2000 di Universiti Zaqaziq.
Dakwah dan Politik

Dr. Mursi tidak hanya berkhidmat sebagai ahli akademik, malahan beliau turut terlibat ke gelanggang dakwah dan konsisten membela dan memperjuangkan keadilan dan kebebasan, menentang segala bentuk kezaliman dan kekejaman. Beliau yang aktif sebagai ahli Maktab Irsyad (Dewan Syura) Ikhwanul Muslimin ini, ikut bertarung dan terpilih sebagai ahli parlimen untuk tempoh 2000-2005. Dan pada pilihanraya parlimen 2005, Dr. Mursi meraih suara terbanyak, mengalahkan musuh politiknya daripada Nasional Demokratic Party (NDP) parti Mubarak,namun setelah keluar keputusan yang tidak berpihak kepadanya, hingga dilakukan pemilihan semula yang memenangkan parti Mubarak.

Permasalahan lain yang menjadi perhatian utamanya adalah berkaitan Palestin dan Al-Quds, sebagai permasalahan Umat Manusia yang mempunyai hati nurani, dan tidak hanya permasalahan Bangsa Palestin sahaja, tapi menjadi permasalahan bersama umat Islam. Dr. Mursi terpilih sebagai ahli Majlis Penentangan Terhadap Zionisme di Wilayah Syarqiyah. Selain itu, Dr. Mursi juga terlibat sebagai pengasas Jawatankuasa Mesir Menentang Projek Zionisme.

Dr. Muhammad Mursi sangat terkenal dalam bidang akademik melalui pelbagai kajian dalam bidang industri yang menyentuh pengeluaran hasil bumi Mesir, malah beliau mempunyai puluhan kajian dalam menyelesaikan kajian permukaan logam yang dianggap sebagai bidang utama kepakarannya, sehingga kajiannya diiktiraf oleh NASA pada tahun sekitar lapan puluhan yang lalu.
Penjara dan Penangkapan

Dr. Mursi merupakan di antara pendakwah yang bergiat cergas dalam Jemaah Ikhwanul Muslim, perjuangan, pengorbanan, diri, jiwa dan harta telah diwaqafkan dalam jalan dakwah. Sedar dengan akibat yang akan dihadapinya, melawan kezaliman rejim dan sistem kezaliman, penjara, pengusiran, dan sebagainya, adalah istilah yang tidak pernah lepas dari benak para pejuang seperti dirinya.

Sikapnya yang terus menentang tindakan dan perilaku rejim zalim, menyebabkan beliau sering ditangkap. Selepas terjadinya pemalsuan parlimen pada pemilihan tahun 2005, Dr. Mursi menjadi tulang belakang dalam melakukan demonstrasi dan menyokong kehakiman yang bebas. Akibatnya, pada 18 Mei 2006, beliau ditangkap bersama 500 orang anggota Ikhwanul Muslimin di depan bangunan Mahkamah Cairo dan bangunan mahkamah Al-Jala di ibu negara Cairo, dan akibatnya beliau telah diheret ke dalam jeriji besi selama 7 bulan.

Dr. Mursi juga pernah ditangkap bersama-sama dengan sebahagian besar pimpinan Ikhwanul Muslimin yang lain, pada hari Jumaat pagi 28 Januari 2011 yang terkenal sebagai Jumaat Amarah (Jumaat Al-Gadhab) supaya beliau tidak terlibat dengan demonstrasi. Tidak hanya beliau yang dizalimi, keluarganya turut menjadi sasaran penangkapan, anaknya Dr. Ahmad ditangkap di saat Dr. Muhammad Mursi mencalonkan diri pada pemilihan tahun 2000.

Sebagai satu pengiktirafan karier politik perjuangannya selama lima tahun, Majlis Syura Ikhwanul Muslimin telah memilihnya sebagai anggota Maktab Irsyad, dan pasca Revolusi Mesir. Majlis Syura Ikhwanul Muslimin juga memilihnya sebagai Presiden Parti Kebebasan dan Keadilan (FJP) iaitu sebuah parti yang ditubuhkan oleh Ikhwanul Muslimin.

Perlu diungkapkan kembali bahawa Ikhwanul Muslimin selama lebih kurang 80 tahun berjuang demi sebuah keadilan dan kebebasan. Selama itu pula mereka ditindas dan dizalimi. Telah banyak jiwa dan darah yang mengalir sepanjang beliau berdakwah, bermula dari pengasasnya Assyahid Imam Hassan Al Banna, yang syahid terbunuh secara misteri, malah saat kematian Hassan Al Banna menyaksikan pejuang Islam ini telah dilayan dengan keji oleh pemerintah, disusuli Sayyid Qutub, Muhammad Al- Farigili, Abdul Qadir Audah, hingga As-Syahid Nashir Uwais, dia antara pemuda Ikhwan yang syahid pada Revolusi 25 Januari 2011.

Hari ini tokoh pejuang Ikhwanul Muslimin, Dr. Muhammad Mursi telah dinobatkan sebagai Presiden Mesir yang baru menggantikan Hosni Mubarak yang telah digulingkan atas suara-suara akar umbi Dataran Tahrir yang telah menyalakan api perjuangan demi sebuah pembaharuan yang dikehendaki oleh rakyat Mesir sendiri.

Kini di pundak Dr Mursi tergalas segala keringat dan air mata malah percikan darah juga menjadi saksi revolusi yang dicetuskan oleh rakyat untuk mengangkat dirinya sebagai pemimpin yang diharapkan untuk melakukan perubahan seterusnya mengangkat martabat Islamiah. -locengwangsa

Peristiwa Hebat di Medan Tahrir

Ucapan Presiden : Dr. Muhammad Mursi

"Aku sangat yakin dengan kelebihan (kurniaan) Allah, kemudian aku yakin dengan kamu samua. Aku tidak takut melainkan kepada Allah, setelah itu aku bekerja untuk kamu dengan bersungguh-sungguh. Oleh itu, aku datang pada hari ini untuk bertemu rakyat Mesir setelaha aku mendapat kepercayaan dan dipertanggungjawabkan dengan amanah. Aku datang untuk memperbaharui janji dengan kamu semua.

Aku ingatkan kamu semua, bahawa kamulah tujuan yang menjadi tempat untuk aku mulakan segalanya, setelah pertolongan Allah yang menyokongnya. Adakah kamu sudah bersedia? Adakah kamu bersama aku sehingga akhir bagi mendapatkan kembali hak-hak kita dan hak-hak kamu? Ini segalanya adalah kehendak kamu , setelah ia juga merupakan kehendak Allah.

*(Ketika berucap beliau membuka kodnya menandakan dia tidak memakai baju kalis peluru)

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Compare and contrast: Very Rude Radical Myanmar and fair-viewed Westerner

Posted: 29 Jun 2012 09:14 PM PDT

Just read, Compare and contrast;
Very Rude Radical Myanmar and fair-viewed Westerner.

The DEF's of Funny English

Posted: 29 Jun 2012 08:45 PM PDT

discombobulate: to confuse.

donnybrook: a fight, a melee, a riot.

doozy: something really great or out of this world.

dudgeon: a bad mood, a huff.

ecdysiast: an exotic dancer, a stripper.

eructation: expelled gas, a burp or belch.

fard: face-paint, makeup.

fartlek: an athletic training regime.

fatuous: deceptive, unconsciously foolish.

filibuster: refusal to give up the floor in a debate to prevent a vote.

firkin: a quarter barrel or small cask.

flibbertigibbet: balderdash, hogwash, nonsense

flummox: to exasperate.

folderol: nonsense, something that wastes one's time

formication: the sense of ants crawling on one's skin.

fuddy-duddy: an old-fashioned, mild-mannered person.

furbelow: a fringe or ruffle.

furphy: a portable water-container.

Part 1 of this post was posted HERE.

To be continued....:-)

'Demi Islam, Saya Tidak Takut Digam TV' - Abby Abadi

Posted: 29 Jun 2012 11:21 PM PDT

Kuala Kedah: "Demi agama Islam, saya tidak lagi takut kepada manusia dan bimbang akan kehilangan semua kerana ianya datang daripada Allah.

Sekiranya saya tidak dibenarkan lagi keluar di televisyen ... tak apalah, sebab saya sayangkan agama saya."

Demikian luahan Arbaiyah Abdul Manan atau lebih dikenali Abby Abadi, pelakon yang terkenal dengan watak Inspektor Aliza, yang menyampaikan perkongsian pengalaman penghijrahannya dekat sini dalam majlis anjuran Dewan Pemuda PAS Kuala Kedah, 26 Jun lalu.

Mendengar penuh tekun ceritanya selain masyarakat setempat yang memenuhi pekarangan Pasar Besar ialah Adun Kubang Rotan, Nasir Mustafa, Ketua Penerangan Kuala Kedah, Ustaz Ridwan Abu Bakar dan Ketua Pemuda Kawasan, Azizi Abdullah.

Abby menyampaikannya penuh santai dan format majlis berbentuk forum, terdiri dua panelis termasuk Nasir dan dikendalikan moderator Solehah Mariam Shaari daripada TV al-Hijrah.

Abby berkata, tidak salah berada dalam majlis anjuran PAS dan mendekatkan diri melalui majlis ilmu kerana cara itu berpeluang berkongsi ilmu agama dengan ustaz, ustazah termasuk ilmuan.

"Sebenarnya baru kini saya faham bahawa agama dan politik tidak boleh dipisahkan.

"PAS yang banyak menjemput saya, untuk berkongsi pengalaman sekaligus dapat memberikan sedikit kesedaran kepada di luar sana khususnya artis betapa pentingnya mendekatkan diri kepada agama Allah," katanya.

Kata Abby, selain pentas PAS untuk berkongsi pengalaman, beliau juga mendapat jemputan daripada pertubuhan bukan kerajaan (NGO) terutama persatuan wanita.

"Saya seronok berkongsi cerita supaya apabila ada wanita lain melalui peristiwa seperti saya (berhijrah) mereka akan sama-sama mendapat kekuatan melalui perkongsian pengalaman ini," katanya.

Perjuangan sebenar, ujar Abby, ialah apabila seseorang itu semakin dekat pada agama dan sayang kepada Allah dan akan terus bersama platform PAS dan NGO Islam yang lain demi memperjuangkan Islam.

Beliau melahirkan rasa gembira kerana mendapat banyak ilmu agama, selepas mendekati kuliah-kuliah dan bersama gerakan Islam yang tidak jemu-jemu membimbingnya.

"Sebelum masuk ke majlis seperti ini, orang cakap macam-macam, cakap tak sedar diri, dulu dalam bidang seni sekarang baru berubah.

"Namun bila bersama mereka tidak pernah memburukkan sesiapa sebaliknya perkongsian sering berkisarkan agama, fardu ain, tentang kematian," katanya.

Menurut Abby, untuk sementara waktu beliau masih mencari erti perjuangan sebenar dan memahami konteks agama serta politik tidak dapat dipisahkan sebelum mengambil langkah seterusnya.

"Bukan saya tak nak jadi ahli PAS atau nak mengelakkan tetapi masih ramai di luar sana tidak faham agama dan politik tidak boleh dipisahkan.

"Nak tarik orang masuk parti bukan senang, kena perlahan-lahan ... sebab itu saya masih belum lagi mendaftar sebagai ahli PAS dan apabila saya betul-betul faham baru akan sertai ... bukan tak nak masuk, sabar ya," katanya.

Selain jemputan ke majlis dan pentas ceramah, Abby turut berkongsi pengalaman dan berdakwah melalui laman facebook untuk memberi sedikit kesedaran kepada peminat dan rakan-rakan artis yang lain supaya kembali ke ajaran agama.

"Bila dah belajar, saya rasa malu, dulu tak bertudung...dan kini alhamdullilah saya sudah berhijrah dan mudah-mudahan kekal berterusan.

"Ramai yang tidak faham, isunya bukan tudung tetapi aurat wanita yang kita kena jaga keseluruhannya," katanya.

Kini beliau merasa semakin tenang setelah berhijrah dan semakin sibuk memenuhi pelbagai jemputan dari pelosok negara.

Sungguhpun begitu, beliau mengakui melalui pelbagai pengalaman dan cabaran yang banyak di samping mengajarnya erti sabar termasuk diberi jalan untuk berhijrah.

"Allah memberi peluang kedua kepada saya, yang banyak kelemahan dan melakukan pelbagai dosa selama ini.

"Saya terharu dan syukur, walaupun saya serba kekurangan, Tuhan memberikan layanan yang amat baik kepada saya untuk berhijrah," katanya sambil beliau sesekali mengucapkan kalimah 'takbir' yang disambut serentak hadirin.

Selepas forum itu, Abby turut dijemput ke majlis dialog sempena pelancaran Himpunan Hijau ke Putrajaya peringkat Pas Kawasan Kuala Kedah di Kompleks PAS Batu 9, Kota Sarang Semut pada sebelah malamnya dan bertolak esoknya ke Kelantan, bertemu Mursyidul Am PAS yang juga Menteri Besar Kelantan Tuan Guru Dato' Nik Abd Aziz Nik Mat. -Azamin Amin

Najib Sudah Hilang Arah, Tak Berani Adakan Pilihanraya Tahun Ini

Posted: 29 Jun 2012 08:18 PM PDT

PM: BN berhasrat guna sepenuh mandat lima tahun

Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak menegaskan bahawa kerajaan BN sekarang berhasrat untuk menggunakan sepenuhnya mandat lima tahun untuk berkhidmat kepada rakyat selepas memenangi pilihan raya tahun 2008.

Beliau menegaskan demikian ketika ditanya mengenai tarikh pilihan raya umum ke-13 yang ditunggu-tunggu oleh semua pihak.

"Bila kita dipilih rakyat, kita dipilih untuk tempoh lima tahun.

"Jadi dalam masa lima tahun itu amat penting bagi kita untuk memperlihatkan kemampuan kita untuk mentadbir negara kita dan membawa kemajuan kepada negara kita dan membela untung nasib rakyat," katanya dalam sidang akhbar selepas mesyuarat Dewan Tertinggi BN malam ini..

"Kalau kita buat pilihan raya terlalu awal bererti kita memendekkan tempoh yang rakyat berikan kepada kita," katanya.

Oleh itu, kata perdana menteri, tidak timbul soal BN kurang yakin menghadapi pilihan raya umum akan datang berikutan dakwaan pembangkang yang beliau sengaja melambatkan tarikh pilihan raya itu.

Persoalan mengenai pilihan raya menjadi teka-teki semua pihak khususnya di kalangan parti-parti politik pembangkang.

Terbaru ialah spekulasi mengenai kemungkinan Parlimen dibubarkan selepas selesai bersidang semalam, tetapi sehingga ini, belum menjadi kenyataan.

Sebelum ini, ada pihak, khususnya PAS, yang mendakwa, perdana menteri mungkin mengadakan pilihan raya pada musim haji akan datang.

Ada juga yang berpendapat ia mungkin diadakan awal tahun depan.

Dan kenyataan perdana menteri malam ini, yang BN mahu menggunakan sepenuhnya mandat lima tahun itu, menguatkan lagi spekulasi bahawa pilihan raya umum tidak mungkin diadakan dalam masa terdekat ini. -mk

PAS ramal PRU13 tahun hadapan

KUALA LUMPUR, 19 Jun: PAS menjangkakan pilihan raya umum ke-13 berkemungkinan besar akan diadakan pada tahun hadapan, sehingga habis tempoh penggal.

Setiausaha Agung, Datuk Mustafa Ali berkata, Parlimen tidak akan dibubarkan pada tahun ini kerana Selangor tidak akan membubarkan Dun dan bersama-sama dengan Kerajaan Persekutuan.

Mustafa berkata, Umno BN tidak akan berpuas hati jika Selangor tidak turut serta dalam PRU kerana mereka memang mahu merampas kembali Selangor.

"Saya rasa pilihan raya ini tunggu sampai tamat tempoh. Ini bukan saya bergurau, tapi serius.

"Selangor akan berasingan kerana ada masalah dengan daftar pemilih, penambahan pengundi yang ketara," kata beliau kepada Harakah dan Harakahdaily semalam.

Sebelum ini, Menteri Besar Selangor, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim berkata, Dun Selangor tidak akan dibubarkan meskipun kerajaan Persekutuan bertindak membubarkan Parlimen lebih awal namun hanya bersedia menyertai pilihan raya umum ke-13 jika ia diadakan selepas Jun 2012.

Di bawah sistem Persekutuan, negeri mempunyai hak dan kedaulatan untuk menentukan tarikh Dun akan dibubarkan seperti yang dilakukan Sarawak.

Mustafa berkata, Umno BN yakin dapat merampas Selangor dengan menggunakan Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya (SPR) dan Kementerian Dalam Negeri (KDN).

"Strategi BN memang nak rampas Selangor. Dia tidak akan puas hati melainkan dia boleh tawan Selangor dengan strategi yang dibuat ini. Dengan kerjasama KDN, SPR dia merasakan ada harapan untuk tawan Selangor.

"Bila Selangor kata tak akan bersama, Umno BN akan tunggu.

"Dia akan buat pada tarikh yang Selangor tak boleh tangguh lagi. Jadi memang pilihan raya tak akan berlaku, akan berlaku tahun depan,"

Mustafa bagaimanapun berkata, PAS bersedia pada bila-bila masa untuk menghadapi PRU ke-13.

"Bagaimanapun dari segi kaedah politik, pilihan raya, PAS tetap bersedia untuk menghadapi pilihan raya bila-bila masa.

"Tapi pemikiran dalam BN mungkin pilihan raya sampai kepada tahun depan," katanya lagi.

All set!

Posted: 29 Jun 2012 06:59 PM PDT

Bookings confirmed.

Prizes ready.

Transportations arranged.

Yep, we're all set for our Family Day…







Gambar-gambar Sekitar Himpunan Hijau Ke Putrajaya Peringkat Negeri Johor - updated

Posted: 29 Jun 2012 05:53 PM PDT

Rakyat Johor Menjadi Saksi... Pelakon Leftenan Adnan, Hairie Othman kini sah menjadi ahli PAS pada Majlis Khas Penyerahan Borang Kepada TG Nik Aziz Nik Mat dihadapan puluhan ribu rakyat Johor malam tadi sempena Himpunan Hijau ke Putrajaya.....

Himpunan Hijau Johor momentum Pakatan ke Putrajaya

JOHOR BAHRU: Puluhan ribu rakyat Johor membanjiri Dataran Dahlia malam tadi bagi menyertai Himpunan Hijau ke Putrajaya yang turut membariskan Mursyidul Am PAS Tuan Guru Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat.

Sambutan ini disifatkan oleh pelbagai pihak sebagai kesediaan PAS untuk membentuk kezahiran bermakna parti Islam itu di Johor dan membantu Pakatan Rakyat ke Putrajaya.

Majlis yang bermula 7 malam dengan solat Maghrib dan solat Munajat dan Tahlil itu turut menyaksikan penyerahan borang menyertai PAS oleh Hairie Othman, pelakun filem Bukit Kepong.

Majlis ini menjadi tumpuan kerana sebelum ini isu Bukit Kepong menjadi momokan Umno di Johor kononnya timbalan presiden PAS, Haji Mohamad Sabu menyokong Komunis apabila beliau memuji peranan Mat Indera dalam satu ceramahnya.

Ia menjadi sebaliknya apabila pihak yang membuat laporan polis terhadap kes ini memohon maaf kepada Mohamad di mahkamah dan mengaku laporan polis yang beliau buat berdasarkan laporan media Umno iaitu Utusan Malaysia semata-mata.

Himpunan Hijau kali ini disertai juga Jamuan Anak Kelantan di Perantauan yang diadakan di Taman Kempas Permai.

Turut diadakan adalah jamuan makan malam bersama masyarakat Cina yang diadakan di sebuah restoran terkenal di Danga Bay dekat sini.

Di pentas utama di Dataran Dahlia, anggota Parlimen Kubang Kerian, Salahudin Ayub secara rasmi diserahkan kepada Johor kembali apabila Tuan Guru NIk Aziz melakukan upacara penyerahan rasmi itu.

Dengan ini, segala berita-berita angin menjadi sahih, Salahudin akan bertanding di Johor dalam pilihan raya umum akan datang dengan diserahkan sendiri oleh Menteri Besar Kelantan kepada Pesuruhjaya PAS Johor, Datuk Dr Mahfodz Mohamad.

Para pemerhati politik berpendapat, dengan lambatnya pilihan raya umum membolehkan mementum PAS malam tadi dikembangkan ke seluruh Johor.

Ini kerana, jika Pakatan Rakyat mahu ke Putrajaya, sumbangan sekurang-kurangnya 10 kerusi Parlimen diperlukan Pakatan dari Johor. -HD

Salahuddin: Tanding di Johor bukan 'bunuh diri'

JOHOR BAHRU - Naib Presiden Pas, Salahuddin Ayub berkata, keputusan meninggalkan Parlimen Kubang Kerian, yang dilihat sebagai kawasan selamat untuknya dan bertanding di Johor pada Pilihan Raya Umum Ke-13 (PRU13), bukan satu tindakan "membunuh diri."

Beliau menegaskan, keputusan itu adalah muktamad walaupun ada pihak yang menyifatkan tindakannya itu sebagai satu keputusan mahu membunuh diri.

"Saya tidak akan berpatah balik daripada keputusan untuk meninggalkan Kubang Kerian, seterusnya membawa balik apa yang saya belajar ke Johor walaupun ada yang mengatakan saya cuba membunuh diri.

"Kita akan lihat siapa yang akan dibunuh dan siapa akan terbunuh? Menang atau kalah dalam pilihan raya adalah adat bertanding dan kita akan tetap meneruskan perjuangan untuk memartabatkan Islam dan orang Melayu," katanya.

Salahuddin berkata demikian dalam ucapannya bersempena Jamuan Makan Bersama Tok Guru di Projek Perumahan Rakyat (PPR) Kempas, Tampoi di sini, semalam.

Bagaimanapun Mursyidul Am Pas yang juga Menteri Besar Kelantan, Datuk Nik Aziz Nik Mat tidak dapat hadir pada majlis itu.

Beliau turut menyifatkan Kelantan sebagai sebuah universiti politik buatnya, selain bertekad mahu menghapuskan politik samseng, fitnah dan tidak sihat yang diamalkan oleh pihak tertentu.

Walaupun berhijrah untuk bertanding di negeri kelahirannya, Salahuddin berjanji akan terus berjuang menuntut hak rakyat Kelantan terutamanya mengenai isu royalti minyak.

Pada program anjuran Persatuan Anak Kelantan PPR Kempas itu, beliau memberitahu, sokongan terhadap Pas semakin meningkat termasuk daripada golongan artis.

Selain Bob Lokman dan Hairie Othman, beliau turut menyebut beberapa nama lain yang dikatakan bakal menjadi ahli Pas seperti Abby Abadi, Syarifah Aini dan Ning Baizura, namun beliau tidak mengulas lanjut mengenai pengumumannya itu.

Singing Humor

Posted: 29 Jun 2012 03:30 PM PDT

How many altos does it take to change a light bulb? None. They can't get up that high.

What is the definition of an octave? An octave can be described as having eight diatonic steps, twelve chromatic steps, or twenty-seven when sung by a tenor.

What is the missing link between the bass and the ape? The baritone.

What is the difference between a Wagnerian soprano and a Wagnerian Tenor? About 10 pounds.

How many sopranos does it take to change a lightbulb? Just one; she just holds it in place, and the whole world revolves around her.

How many sopranos does it take to change a lightbulb? Two. One to change it and one to watch and say, "Don't you think that's a bit high for you, dear?"

How many sopranos does it take to change a lightbulb? None; she thinks it's the accompanist's job.

How many basses does it take to change a lightbulb? None. They're so macho they prefer to walk in the dark and bang their shins.

Why do school choruses travel so often? Keeps assassins guessing.

What's the difference between a soprano and a Jaguar? Most musicians have never been in a Jaguar.

Why is the soprano standing outside the door? She forgot the key.

What is the difference between a dressmaker and a soprano? The dressmaker tucks up the frills.

How many altos does it take to change a lightbulb? None, because they cannot reach it.

What's the difference between an alto and a tenor? More body hair on the alto.

How do you know that it's the lead singer knocking at your front door? You open the door and he still doesn't know when to come in.

What's the first thing that a female singer does after she gets up in the morning? 1. Puts on her clothes and goes home. 2. Looks for her instrument.

What does a girls band vocalist's mother say to her before she goes out? If you are not in bed by 12pm you have to come home.

What´s the difference between a female lead singer and a terrorist? You can negotiate with a terrorist.

What is the difference between a soprano and a pirhana? The lipstick.

What is the difference between a soprano and a pit bull terrier? The jewelry.

What is the definition of an alto? A soprano who can read.

-Author Unknown-

How do you put a sparkle in a soprano's eyes? Shine a torch in her ear.

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