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Posted: 15 Sep 2012 09:42 AM PDT
Posted: 15 Sep 2012 10:08 AM PDT
Malaysia is 46 today. It marks the day when the Federation of Malaysia was formally formed among North Borneo (Sabah), Sarawak, Singapore and Malaya in 1963.
The declaration was made by Tun Abdul Rahman Putra al-Haj, our first prime minister who also paved the way for the Independence of Malaya on Aug 31, 1957.
In his Malaysia Day message, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak called on the people to uphold unity among the various race, religions and cultures in the country as to ensure continuous growth and stability for the country.
He also reminded Malaysians to remember and appreciate the sacrifices of past leaders in charting the path that has led the country achieved what it has today.
The government has chosen Bintulu, one of the main contributors to the national economic growth, as the venue for this year Malaysia Day celebration.
However, the opposition Pakatan Rakyat is celebrating it in Kuching with a signing of a 'Kuching Declaration'. Details will be released later today.
The declaration will be inked by PKR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang, Pas president Datuk Seri Hadi Awang, Sarawak PKR chairman Baru Bian, Sarawak DAP chairman Wong Ho Leng and Sarawak Pas commissioner Adam Ahid.
Pakatan Rakyat says Malaysia Day is more significant to Sarawak than the Merdeka Day on August 31.
I dunno if Sarawakians and Sabahans agree to such a notion...
Posted: 15 Sep 2012 10:33 AM PDT
Masih ingat lagi dengan kisah Nabi Yusuf yang cuba digoda oleh Zulaikha? Pada ketika itu, Nabi Yusuf berusaha untuk melarikan diri daripada melakukan perbuatan terkutuk itu.
Namun ada satu versi seolah sama seperti yang terjadi. Ia berlaku diluar negara apabila seorang pemuda Islam Yaman mengalami gangguan seksual dari 5 orang pelajar perempuan di Arizona, USA.
Kumpulan pelajar perempuan terbabit memasuki apartmen peribadi pelajar berkenaan dan bertindak menanggalkan pakaian selepas menutup pintu apartmen supaya pemuda itu tidak dapat melarikan diri.
Bagaimanapun Essam Sharabi bertindak melompat dari tingkap bilik tidurnya dan segera memaklumkan polis di kawasan berkenaan. Kumpulan pelajar perempuan tersebut ditahan pihak polis.
Selepas siasatan dijalankan, salah seorang pelajar perempuan tersebut memberi kenyataan bahawa pemuda itu mengalami masalah psikologi setelah mereka meminta beliau keluar "dating" beberapa kali namun ditolak atas alasan bahawa agamanya tidak membenarkan sebarang hubungan intim dengan perempuan selain dengan isteri.
Mengikut undang-undang negeri melarang sebarang bentuk gangguan melainkan kedua-dua belah pihak bersetuju untuk mengadakan hubungan.
Kisah ini sudah berlegar di internet beberapa bulan yang lalu. Namun oleh kerana blog ini belum menyiarkan, maka hari ini disiarkan agar ia menjadi renungan dan iktibar kepada kita tentang kegigihan seorang pemuda yang mempertahankan imannya apabila digoda oleh kejahatan-kejahatan yang ada disekelingnya.
Nabi Shallallahu 'alaihi wa sallam bersabda: "Tujuh orang yang akan dinaungi Allah pada hari yang tiada naungan selain naungan-Nya:
1) Seorang pemimpin yang adil,
2) Seorang pemuda yang menghabiskan masa mudanya dengan beribadah kepada Allah,
3) Seorang yang hatinya selalu terkait dengan masjid,
4) Dua orang yang saling mencintai karena Allah, berkumpul kerana Allah dan berpisah karena Allah,
5) Lelaki yang diajak seorang wanita yang cantik dan terpandang untuk berzina lantas ia berkata: "Sesungguhnya aku takut kepada Allah",
6) Seorang yang menyembunyikan sedekahnya sehingga tangan kirinya tidak mengetahui apa yang disedekahkan oleh tangan kanannya,
7) Seorang yang berzikir kepada Allah seorang diri hingga menitis air matanya."
(Hadis riwayat Bukhari, Abu Dawud dan Ibnu Majah)
Posted: 15 Sep 2012 08:37 AM PDT
Posted: 15 Sep 2012 08:36 AM PDT
Girls' Generation will release a new Japanese single Oh! on September 2, which includes a remake of their 2010 Korean hit and also an original ballad titled All My Love Is For You. Music videos and a couple of HD concept images (click for full res) below…
Posted: 15 Sep 2012 08:19 AM PDT
Democrats and their sharky Obamedia defense lawyers are in a snit. For three dreamy convention days in Charlotte, they told themselves that, for the first time in decades, it was their guy who had the upper hand when it came to national security. Now that bubble has burst, the way contrived narratives do when they crash into concrete challenges. At that point, an airy president of the world won't do; we need to have a president of the United States, a job that has never suited, and has never been of much interest to, Barack Obama.
That is worth bearing in mind when we hear the laugh-out-loud narrative of Obama as foreign-affairs chess master. The president badly wants to win reelection. If there were anything to his alleged prowess, we'd not have heard the end of it. What we've heard, instead, is a bumper-sticker: "Obama killed Osama." The Left hoped to paste it over the president's generally dreary record. Even with the Obamedia in coordinated overdrive, the plan can work only if Mitt Romney lets it work — and, thankfully, it looks like he won't.Give the president his due: In 2008, he said he would go hard against terrorist havens, no matter how upset this made John McCain's cherished "allies" in Pakistan, and he has. But even the welcome slamming of jihadist redoubts is undermined by the mess Obama has made of terrorist detention — so our forces kill in situations where they could capture, drying up the intelligence reservoir that has been vital to thwarting new cells and plots.
Moreover, any president would have given the order to take bin Laden out, and just about any post-9/11 president would bomb jihadist hideouts. What's extraordinary about Obama's performance in this regard is that he's one you might have wondered about — he gets graded on a curve. But, thankful as we may be, this is thin camouflage for the rest of Obama's agenda, which is post-American, anti-constitutional, enabling of the ideology that spawns terrorism, faithless toward our real allies, and feckless in the face of menacing Iran.
The game never goes according to plan. The batted ball always manages to find the suspect fielder, no matter how hard the coach, or the campaign, tries to hide him. On the eleventh anniversary of the 9/11 atrocities, the world and its affairs found the Obama administration — intruding on the president's effort to win reelection by a brand of domestic class warfare that gives new meaning to the word "small."
When it came, Obama's moment was entirely predictable. It was, after all, self-inflicted: the inevitable fallout of policy crafted by the faculty-lounge pinhead, whose ideas are so saccharine smug there's never a thought of anything so jejune as their consequences. Obama being Obama, when the consequences came, he crawled under his desk — before escaping to a Vegas fundraiser.
"The Embassy of the United States in Cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims." So declared the Obama State Department in a statement issued on the website of its Egyptian embassy. At the time, it was clear that another episode of Muslim mayhem was imminent.
The statement is a disgrace, just as Mitt Romney said it was. It elevated over the U.S. Constitution (you know, the thing Obama took an oath to "preserve, protect, and defend") the claimed right of sharia supremacists (you know, "Religion of Peace" adherents) to riot over nonsense. Further, it dignified the ludicrous pretext that an obscure, moronic 14-minute video was the actual reason for the oncoming jihad.
Here is the important part, however, the part not to be missed, no matter how determined the president's media shysters are to cover it up: The disgraceful embassy statement was a completely accurate articulation of longstanding Obama policy.
Posted: 15 Sep 2012 08:10 AM PDT
So, on a highly symbolic date, mobs storm American diplomatic facilities and drag the corpse of a U.S. ambassador through the streets. Then the president flies to Vegas for a fundraiser. No, no, a novelist would say; that's too pat, too neat in its symbolic contrast. Make it Cleveland, or Des Moines.
The president is too lazy and cocksure to have learned any prepared remarks or mastered the appropriate tone, notwithstanding that a government that spends more money than any government in the history of the planet has ever spent can surely provide him with both a speechwriting team and a quiet corner on his private wide-bodied jet to consider what might be fitting for the occasion. So instead he sloughs off the words, bloodless and unfelt: "And obviously our hearts are broken . . . " Yeah, it's totally obvious.
And he's even more drunk on his celebrity than the fanbois, so in his slapdashery he winds up comparing the sacrifice of a diplomat lynched by a pack of savages with the enthusiasm of his own campaign bobbysoxers. No, no, says the Broadway director; that's too crude, too ham-fisted. How about the crowd is cheering and distracted, but he's the president, he understands the gravity of the hour, and he's the greatest orator of his generation, so he's thought about what he's going to say, and it takes a few moments but his words are so moving that they still the cheers of the fanbois, and at the end there's complete silence and a few muffled sobs, and even in party-town they understand the sacrifice and loss of their compatriots on the other side of the world.
But no, that would be an utterly fantastical America. In the real America, the president is too busy to attend the security briefing on the morning after a national debacle, but he does have time to do Letterman and appear on a hip-hop radio show hosted by "The Pimp with a Limp." In the real State Department, the U.S. embassy in Cairo is guarded by Marines with no ammunition, but they do enjoy the soft-power muscle of a Foreign Service officer, one Lloyd Schwartz, tweeting frenziedly into cyberspace (including a whole chain directed at my own Twitter handle, for some reason) about how America deplores insensitive people who are so insensitively insensitive that they don't respectfully respect all religions equally respectfully and sensitively, even as the raging mob is pouring through the gates.
When it comes to a flailing, blundering superpower, I am generally wary of ascribing to malevolence what is more often sheer stupidity and incompetence. For example, we're told that, because the consulate in Benghazi was designated as an "interim facility," it did not warrant the level of security and protection that, say, an embassy in Scandinavia would have. This seems all too plausible — that security decisions are made not by individual human judgment but according to whichever rule-book sub-clause at the Federal Agency of Bureaucratic Facilities Regulation it happens to fall under. However, the very next day in Yemen, which is a permanent facility, was also overrun, as was the embassy in Tunisia the day after. Look, these are tough crowds, as the president might say at Caesar's Palace. But we spend more money on these joints than anybody else, and they're as easy to overrun as the Belgian consulate.
As I say, I'm inclined to be generous, and put some of this down to the natural torpor and ineptitude of government. But Hillary Clinton and General Martin Dempsey are guilty of something worse, in the secretary of state's weirdly obsessive remarks about an obscure film supposedly disrespectful of Mohammed and the chairman of the joint chiefs' telephone call to a private citizen asking him if he could please ease up on the old Islamophobia.
Forget the free-speech arguments. In this case, as Secretary Clinton and General Dempsey well know, the film has even less to do with anything than did the Danish cartoons or the schoolteacher's teddy bear or any of the other innumerable grievances of Islam. The 400-strong assault force in Benghazi showed up with RPGs and mortars: That's not a spontaneous movie protest; that's an act of war, and better planned and executed than the dying superpower's response to it. Secretary Clinton and General Dempsey are, to put it mildly, misleading the American people when they suggest otherwise.
One can understand why they might do this, given the fiasco in Libya. The men who organized this attack knew the ambassador would be at the consulate in Benghazi rather than at the embassy in Tripoli. How did that happen? They knew when he had been moved from the consulate to a "safe house," and switched their attentions accordingly. How did that happen? The United States government lost track of its ambassador for ten hours. How did that happen? Perhaps, when they've investigated Mitt Romney's press release for another three or four weeks, the court eunuchs of the American media might like to look into some of these fascinating questions, instead of leaving the only interesting reporting on an American story to the foreign press. Mark Steyn in The National Review
Posted: 15 Sep 2012 07:17 AM PDT
ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံအတြင္း လူ႔အခြင့္အေရးမ်ား အလြန္အမင္းခ်ိဳးေဖာက္ေနသည္ဆိုသည့္ သတင္းမ်ားႏွင့္ပတ္သက္ၿပီး အလြန္၀မ္းနည္းဖြယ္ေကာင္းေၾကာင္း တိဘက္ေခါင္းေဆာင္ ဗုဒၶဘာသာ ဘုန္းေတာ္ၾကီး ဒလိုင္လားမားက ေျပာၾကားလိုက္ၿပီး ထိုကိစၥႏွင့္ပတ္သက္၍ ျမန္မာအစိုးရေခါင္းေဆာင္မ်ားႏွင့္ ဒီမိုကေရစီလိုလားသူ ေခါင္းေဆာင္ ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္တို႔ႏွင့္ ေတြ႔ဆုံလိုေၾကာင္းေျပာၾကားလိုက္သည္။
"ဟုတ္ပါတယ္ ဒါဟာသိပ္ကို၀မ္းနည္းစရာပါ။ ဒါေပမဲ့ျမန္မာအစိုးရနဲ႔ က်ဳပ္ၾကားမွာ ဘာဆက္သြယ္ေရး လမ္းေၾကာင္းမွ ဖြင့္ထားတာမရွိဘူး။ က်ဳပ္က ဗုဒၶဘာသာ၀င္တစ္ေယာက္ ျဖစ္ေနတာေတာင္ ဂ်ပန္ကလြဲၿပီး ဗုဒၶဘာသာ၀င္ႏိုင္ငံ အနည္းငယ္ေလာက္ကသာ က်ဳပ္ကိုဘုရားဖူး၀င္ခြင့္ ေပးၾကတာ" ဟု Payul.com ၀က္ဘ္ဆုိက္တြင္ ဗုဒၶဟူးေန႔က ေဖာ္ျပထားသည္။
"တကယ္ေတာ့ က်ဳပ္ဟာ ဗုဒၶဘာသာ၀င္ ႏိုင္ငံအနည္းငယ္ထက္၊ ေဂ်ာ္ဒန္လို အစၥလမ္ဘာသာ၀င္ႏိုင္ငံ ဒါမွမဟုတ္ ခရစ္ယာန္ဘာသာ၀င္ႏိုင္ငံေတြကို ပိုၿပီး လြတ္လြတ္လပ္လပ္ သြားႏိုင္ပါတယ္။ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံကို သြားဖို႔အေနအထားကလည္း အဲဒီလိုပါပဲ" ဟု၎ကေျပာၾကားသည္။
ဘုန္းေတာ္ၾကီး ဒလိုင္လားမားက အၾကမ္းမဖက္ေရး၀ါဒမွာ အေရးႀကီးေၾကာင္း နယူးေဒလီရွိ Jamia Millia Islamia တကၠသိုလ္တြင္ မိန္႔ခြန္းေျပာၾကားခဲ့သည္။ ထိုကိစၥႏွင့္ပတ္သက္ၿပီး ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္ထံ စာေရးသားေပးပို႔ခဲ့ေၾကာင္း သုိ႔ရာတြင္ မည္သည့္တုန္႔ျပန္မႈမွ မရခဲ့ေၾကာင္း ၎ကေျပာၾကားသည္။ ထိုႏိုဘယ္ဆုရွင္ ႏွစ္ဦးသည္ လန္ဒန္တြင္ ပထမဆုံးအႀကိမ္ေတြ႔ဆုံခဲ့ျခင္းျဖစ္သည္။
"အလားတူပဲ ေဒလီမွာရွိတဲ့ က်ဳပ္ကုိယ္စားလွယ္ကိုလည္း အဲဒီကျမန္မာသံ႐ံုးကို ဆက္သြယ္ဖို႔ ေျပာခဲ့တယ္။ ရက္သတၱပတ္ေတာ္ေတာ္ၾကာတဲ့အထိ ဘာျပန္ၾကားခ်က္မွမရခဲ့ဘူး။ ဒါေၾကာင့္ က်ဳပ္ဆုေတာင္း႐ံုကလြဲၿပီး ဘာမွမလုပ္ႏိုင္ဘူး" ဟု တိဗက္ဘာသာေရးေခါင္းေဆာင္က ေျပာၾကားသည္။ တကယ္လို႔သာ ဗုဒၶဘာသာဘုန္းေတာ္ႀကီးေတြက အစၥလမ္ဘာသာ၀င္ေတြကို ႏွိပ္စက္တဲ့အထဲမွာ ပါ၀င္ပတ္သက္တယ္ဆိုတဲ့ စြတ္စြဲခ်က္ေတြသာ အမွန္ဆိုရင္ေတာ့ ဒါဟာ လုံး၀ကုိမွားတာပဲ။" ဟု ၎ကေျပာၾကားသည္။
"သက္ရွိလူသားတုိင္းမွာ ေပ်ာ္ရႊင္ခြင့္ရွိတယ္ဆိုတာ က်ဳပ္တုိ႔သေဘာေပါက္သြားတာနဲ႔ တစ္ၿပိဳင္နက္ ပိုေကာင္းသြားပါတယ္။" ဟု ၎ကေျပာၾကားၿပီး တင္းတိမ္ေရာင့္ရဲသည့္ လူသားမ်ားျဖစ္ေရးအတြက္ ယုံၾကည္မႈႏွင့္ ခင္မင္းရင္းႏွီးမႈမွာ မရွိမျဖစ္လိုအပ္ေၾကာင္း ထိုအသက္ ၇၇ ႏွစ္အရြယ္ တိဘက္ ဘာသာေရး ေခါင္းေဆာင္က ေျပာၾကားသည္။
"အျခားသူရဲ့ ကိုယ္က်ိဳးကိုထည့္သြင္းစဥ္းစားျခင္းဟာ သူ႔ကိုသာ အကူအညီေပးတာမဟုတ္ပဲ က်ဳပ္တုိ႔ကိုပါ အေထာက္အကူျဖစ္ေစပါတယ္။ အျခားသူေတြအေပၚ ေႏြးေထြးတဲ့ ႏွလုံးသားနဲ႔ စိုးရိမ္ပူပန္ေပးျခင္းဟာ သက္ရွိလူသားေတြရဲ႕ သေဘာသဘာ၀ျဖစ္ၿပီး အျပဳသေဘာေဆာင္တဲ့ လူသားေတြရဲ့ စံႏႈန္းေတြ ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။" ဟု၎ကေျပာၾကားသည္။
၂၀ ရာစုႏွစ္ကိုေသြးေခ်ာင္းစီးသည့္ ကာလအျဖစ္ ရည္ၫႊန္းေျပာဆိုကာ ဒလိုင္လားမားက ျပႆနာမ်ားႏွင့္ ပဋိပကၡမ်ားအားလုံးကို ၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းစြာ တုိင္ပင္ၫႇိႏႈိင္းသည့္နည္းျဖင့္ ေျဖရွင္းသင့္ေၾကာင္း ေျပာၾကားလိုက္သည္။
"အၾကမ္းမဖက္ျခင္းဟာ အပ်က္သေဘာဆန္စြာ တရားမမွ်တျခင္းကို က်ဳပ္တို႔ လက္ခံတယ္ဆိုတဲ့ အဓိပၸါယ္မဟုတ္ပါဘူး။ တရားမွ်တမႈ မရွိတာကို ကၽြန္ေတာ္တုိ႔ ဆန္႔က်င္ရမွာပါ။ ဘာေၾကာင့္လဲဆိုေတာ့ အဲဒီလို မလုပ္တာက အၾကမ္းဖက္မႈပုံစံတစ္ခု ျဖစ္လို႔ပါပဲ။ ဂႏၶီဟာ အၾကမ္းမဖက္တဲ့ ၀ါဒကိုက်င့္သုံးခဲ့တယ္။ ဒါဟာသူက ပုိေနၿမဲက်ားေနၿမဲ အေျခအေနကို ေက်နပ္ေရာင့္ရဲစြာ လက္ခံ တယ္ဆိုတဲ့ အဓိပၸါယ္ပါ။ သူဟာ ခုခံေတာ္လွန္တယ္။ ဒါေပမဲ့သူတစ္ပါးကို ထိခိုက္ေအာင္ မလုပ္ဘဲနဲ႔ ဒါကိုလုပ္ခဲ့တာျဖစ္တယ္။" ဟု ထိုတိဗက္ဘာသာေရးေခါင္းေဆာင္က ေျပာၾကားခဲ့သည္။
Posted: 15 Sep 2012 08:07 AM PDT
Labuan 15 Sept: Amalan rasuah dan penipuan pimpinan Umno Sabah ketika penduduk negeri itu khususnya Labuan masih mundur, punca Tan Sri Ibrahim Menudin keluar Umno dan menyertai KEADILAN.
"Saya antara orang yang bawa Umno masuk Sabah tapi kini saya tinggalkan Umno yang dicemari rasuah. Memandangkan ekonomi negara merosot tapi rasuah meningkat. Saya harus bangkit sumbangkan tenaga untuk baiki keadaan.
"Kita tidak mahu lagi rakyat Labuan dan Sabah diperbodohkan BN. Labuan sebagai pusat kewangan kini dalam keadaan menyedihkan sepanjang kekuasaan mereka," katanya tokoh korporat itu.
Bekas Bendahari Jawatankuasa Perhubungan Umno Sabah itu berkata demikian ketika berucap dan mengisytihar menyertai KEADILAN di Kampung Tanjung Aru, Wilayah Persekutuan Labuan, Sabah petang tadi.
Ibrahim menyifatkan Umno Sabah mengabai tanggungjawab mereka terhadap penduduk Labuan hingga mengakibatkan rakyat berterusan hidup dalam kepayahan.
"Contohnya, hospital di Labuan amat menyedihkan. Kos membina berpuluh-puluh juta tapi tiada doktor. Orang Labuan terpaksa pergi ke Kota Kinabalu untuk dapatkan rawatan.
"BN juga tak mahu bina jambatan kerana tidak kos tidak efektif. Kalau jambatan dibuat, kos hidup Labuan boleh turun; orang Brunei, orang Sabah & Sarawak senang datang, barulah ekonomi Labuan maju," katanya.
Hadir sama, Ketua Umum KEADILAN, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim; Timbalan Presiden KEADILAN, Mohamed Azmin Ali; Naib Presiden KEADILAN, Tian Chua dan pimpilan lain.
Tindakan Ibrahim itu sekaligus mengikut jejak langkah Ahli Parlimen Tuaran, Datuk Seri Wilfred Bumburing dan Ahli Parlimen Beaufort, Datuk Seri Lajim Ukin serta Naib Presiden Pasokmomogun Kadazan Dusun Murut (Upko) Datuk Maijol Mahap. -KD
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Posted: 15 Sep 2012 06:26 AM PDT
Interview with the assault victim, who was attacked for assisting the Malaysian Relief Agency (MRA) Interviewed by Kay Te Zat O
MRA group leader, executive Director Mr. Said Shahrulazilan explaining the programme of humanitarian aids to the refugees at the Aung Mingalar Masjid in Sittwe, Rakhine, with the help of the translator Ko Shine. (The person on the left side, seen partially, is the assault victim Ko Shine.)
A. Hi, how do you do?
Q. How do you do? I heard the news about you, brother.
A. Yes, brother.
Q. Yes, when was that incident happened?
A. Yesterday, (13.9.2012 Thursday) at about 4.30 PM, brother.
Q. When did you arrived Sittwee, brother?
A. I arrived on last Friday (7.9.2012). We were together on the same flight with the Commission Members (Investigation team appointed by the President).
Q. Brother, are you the only Myanmar citizen in your organization?
A. Yes, correct. I went there as the Country Coordinator of the Malaysian Relief Agency.
Q. Any untoward incidents on arrival, brother ?
A. Just normal without any incidences at that time.
Q. Where did your organization stay? Which hotel or rest house?
A. We stayed at the "Shwe Thazin" rest house.
Q. If no problem on arrival, any hostilities at the refugee camps where you distributed the aids, especially at the Rakhine camps?
A. There was no aggression encountered when going there as we were always accompanied by Rakhine RND members.
Yesterday, we bought the goods again for Kyat 17 million.
Q. Was that at the same market?
A. Yes, correct.
Q. What is the name of that market, brother?
A. (That is) Sittwee Central Market. When we went there for shopping, foreigners also accompanied me all the time. Yesterday, foreigners were following me but when they left for food, RNDP Township Deputy Chairman, one RNDP Township EC member and I continue to buy the necessary things, carried, gathered and compiled at the agreed "Point."
As we bought six items, we ordered the workers to send all the bought items to that gathering point. Some of the workers were loading the goods on to the cars. I was suddenly attacked while the foreigners were absent.
Q. Was that attack pre-planned or just an accidental encounter?
A. No, not like that brother, not an accidental attack but they intentionally or directly came to me. They came with the motor bike straight to me. Just before that we could not easily rent a car.
Our goods were also in quite big amount. Kyat 17 million worth goods were actually a lot. Chilli powder and some other goods are quite bulky and there were a lot of things. But as the RNDP Township Deputy Chairman was with us, we never thought there would be any problem for us.
Q. How many attackers came on motor bikes?
A. Those came on Motor bikes were two persons only. They came directly to me and the back passenger (pillion rider) asked me in Rakhine language. I replied that I could not understand the Rakhine language.
The RNDP Township Deputy Chairman told them, "He was not a local, not a KALAR (derogatory words the Rakhine and Myanmars used to call Muslims/Bangalis/Rohingya/Indians etc. Similar to the word, "Keling" in Malay and like Niggar). He came from Burma (meant the mainland Myanmar) from Yangon. He is the translator for the Aid mission from Malaysia. He is the Myanmar representative of those donors".
They ignored those explanations and asked me rudely from where I came and accused me that I were a Kalar and told me not to bluff.
Q. Were they asking in Myanmar language?
A. Yes, they were asking in Myanmar language as I had already told them that I could not understand Rakhine language.
Q. But were they talking in the Rakhine slang?
A. Yes, when they enquired whether I was a Kalar, I explained calmly and thoroughly that I was not a local from Rakhine state but came from Yangon. The RNDP Township Deputy Chairman even told them that the donor group was from the Office of the Malaysian PM and they were working together with RNDP.
He further explained, "This group is giving to the both sides. Given aids on the previous day at Shwe Zeti and other places, now buying to send to the Min Kan and Danyawady. Now these are for our Rakhines."
That man did not listen to those explanations and said, "Anyway, you do not need to bring in this Kalar at all. Malaysians are also Kalars. (He wrongly said that all the Muslims were Kalars/Indians.) In any case, the Kalars are not allowed to step on our soil."
Then he started to punch me.
The Motorcyclist also came down and boxed me from another side.
I told them again, "You all would be wrong. I am not like (the person) you thought, please don't do (don't assault me), you are comitting a mistake…"
But they refused to accept my explanations.
Suddenly, one old man nearby came near me and forcefully poked my chest with the sharp end of his pointed (steel) umbrella.
Q. When they all assaulted brother, did you fell down?
A. No, I did not fell down at that time. I tried to use the RNDP Township Deputy Chairman as a cover for me and tried to avoid their attacks. At last the passenger of the motor-bike pushed him away and started to hit me.
During the commotion, a big group of people surrounded me. I fell down only when the group suddenly grew much bigger, pulled me to the four roads' junction and assaulted me.
When I fell down…..
MRA team, happily with the Rakhine children. (The one on the right-back with yellow shirt is Ko Shine, the victim of violent terrorists)
MRA Task Force met with the Chief Buddhist Monk in Sitwee to get the true picture of the ethnic conflict in Arakan and assistance needed by the victims of this conflict.
Ko Shine is seen discussing basically and objectively for peace with a Rakhine Nationalist youth.
Muslim refugees at Aung Mingalar refugee camp happily greeting farewell to the MRA team.
Pictures taken from the Face book of MRA.
To be continued.
Posted: 15 Sep 2012 06:15 AM PDT
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Posted: 15 Sep 2012 06:02 AM PDT
Bekas Bendahari Jawatankuasa Perhubungan Umno Sabah, Tan Sri Ibrahim Menudin yang turut terlibat dalam membawa masuk parti itu ke negeri berkenaan, hari ini membuat pengumuman menyertai KEADILAN.
Ia dibuat depan Ketua Umum KEADILAN, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim dan beberapa pemimpin utama parti itu pada satu majlis Kampung Batu Arang di sini, kira-kira jam 3.30 petang ini.
Pengumuman itu pasti memberi tamparan hebat terhadap Umno BN selepas Ahli Parlimen Beaufort, Lajim Ukin dan Ahli Parlimen Tuaran, Wilfred Bumburing mengisytihar menyokong Pakatan Rakyat.
Ibrahim adalah Penasihat Khas kepada Ketua Menteri Sabah antara Februari 2002 hingga Mac 2004 dan kini, adalah Pengerusi Suria Capital Holdings Berhad, Timbalan Pengerusi Lembaga Kemajuan Perhutanan Sabah dan Pengerusi Amanah Perbualan Borneo.
Beliau juga adalah Pengarah Bebas Bukan Eksekutif untuk Sapura Kencana Petroleum bermula 9 Mac 2012 dan Lembaga Pengarah SapuraCrest sejak 22 November 2007.
Ibrahim memulakan kerjaya di Perkhidmatan Awam Negeri Sabah sebagai Ketua Akauntan Sabah dari 1976 hingga 1979.
Pada 1980, Ibrahim menjadi Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif Dana Pelaburan Bumiputra Sabah sehingga 1985.
Beliau pernah berkhidmat sebagai Pengerusi Sabah Gas Industries Sdn Bhd, Timbalan Pengerusi Sabah Forest Industries Sdn Bhd dan Ahli Lembaga Kerajaan perbadanan yang terlibat dalam kewangan, perhutanan, pembuatan, perladangan, hotel dan pembangunan hartanah.
Ibrahim juga pernah dilantik sebagai Ketua Eksekutif Kumpulan Malaysia Mining Corporation Berhad (MMC) dari Mac 1986 hingga 31 Oktober 2001.
Beliau merupakan Pengerusi Malaysia Smelting Corporation Berhad dari Oktober 1985 hingga Oktober 2001, selain menjadi Pengerusi Borneo Conservation Trust (BCT) sejak 30 November 2009 -KD
Pemimpin korporat Umno Sabah sertai pembangkang
Posted: 15 Sep 2012 02:56 AM PDT
September 14, 2012
SEPT 14 — If there is one thing that I hate to death, it is spam. Getting spam email is one of the most annoying things ever.
Even more annoying are spam SMSes... you know, the ones that tell you about cheap beer at various nightclubs or discounts at popular restaurants.
But recently, the most annoying spam SMSes I have received are from a certain politician and Cabinet minister who goes by the name of Raja Nong Chik.
It started when I decided to register to vote slightly less than a year ago. Registration went fine with no glitches (i.e. suddenly finding out I'm registered to vote in Sabah!)
My constituency, according to my IC address, is Lembah Pantai. As we know, the current MP in that area is PKR's Nurul Izzah Anwar.
Since I didn't vote in the last general election, I can't claim to have played a role in getting her into office.
And now that the 13th general election is coming up, rumour has it that Umno will be fielding Raja Nong Chik in Lembah Pantai.
Now right after I had registered to vote (at the Election Commission office in Shah Alam), I started receiving the SMSes.
The first one wished me Selamat Hari Raya Aidiladha, signed off with "RAJA NONG CHIK."
I was quite shocked! I had only just registered a couple of weeks ago and now this Cabinet minister already had my mobile phone number.
I was about to cry "personal data theft!", but quickly restrained myself. Good thing I did because, apparently, there is no such law against that in Malaysia.
After that, it just went on and on. I started receiving New Year greetings, advice on how to spend my Ramadan and even an invitation for Lailatul Qadar prayers.
Last month, I even received an SMS that had the hash tags #MERDEKA55 and #JANJIDITEPATI! He could be using the same bot service as #YORAIS!
The last straw came last Tuesday. My iPhone blew out the fog-horn ring tone, indicating that an SMS had come in so I quickly checked my phone.
When I noticed it was from Raja Nong Chik, I just got annoyed. But what pushed me to the edge was the content of the SMS itself.
"SLMT HARI LAHIR. Moga terus berjaya. Sama2 kita berdoa di hari lahir anda, agar agama, bangsa & tanahair terus terpelihara. Ikhlas: Raja Nong Chik, Menteri WPKB." (Happy birthday. May you have continuous success. Let us pray on your birthday that our religion, race and homeland are protected. Sincerely: Raja Nong Chik, FTUW.)
I couldn't take it anymore and although I knew it was useless, I immediately typed and sent a response to the bot mobile phone number.
"You got it wrong. My birthday is in June."
Now, every time I'm in Bangsar or its surrounding vicinity, and I see a poster, banner or bunting with Raja Nong Chik's face on it, I get turned off.
I literally feel sick and this is without even listening to him speak about his policies and promises. So much so that I'm inclined to vote for the other candidate.
I guess his plan to garner votes (that is if he really is going to contest in the Lembah Pantai constituency) is back-firing.
What he needs is someone with a decent enough level of intelligence to advise him on his A&P campaign. It's really simple actually and I think I'll SMS him my advice: "Don't irritate your voters."
* The views expressed here are the personal opinion of the columnist.
Posted: 15 Sep 2012 02:41 AM PDT
With 13 million registered voters to date, the Election Commission (EC) now faces increasing pressure to clean up the electoral roll and conduct separate polls for areas under both Barisan Nasional (BN) and Pakatan Rakyat (PR).
File photo of people checking their status at a polling booth in Kuching in last year's Sarawak state elections.
The Selangor PR government has openly declared it will not hold state elections when the federal BN calls them unless the EC is able to show the gazetted electoral roll to be used in GE13 has been cleared of dubious entries.
In its latest electoral statistics gazetted last August 16 made available to The Malaysian Insider, the EC recorded the number of registered voters as 13,052,374 people, out of whom 12,778,127 fall into the category of ordinary voters while 274,247 are recorded as absent voters. The latter group encompasses the armed forces, the police and overseas voters.
Selangor recorded the largest number of overseas voters, currently standing at 579 people, while the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur has the highest number of absent voters with 40,543 people. This is followed by Perak with 38,367 voters and Johor a distant third with 25,058 voters.
Kuala Lumpur FT also has the highest number of absent voters from within the ranks of the armed forces, totalling 24,979 people, while Selangor has the largest number of absent voters from within the police force, with 16,525 people.
The electoral law provides for absent voters to cast their ballots through the post even if the person is stationed within the voting constituency. This lack of transparency in the voting process has led to various allegations of gerrymandering and tampering with the ballot papers.
DAP Youth chief Anthony Loke has urged the EC to speed up cleaning its voter registry.
In the last general election in 2008, the ruling BN coalition succeeded in grabbing only one out of 11 parliamentary seats in the Kuala Lumpur FT, namely Setiawangsa. The DAP won five, PKR scored four and PAS took the remaining one — leading to the most successful partnership among the three opposition parties in the last decade.
DAP Youth chief Anthony Loke has urged the EC to speed up cleaning its voter registry, saying the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) on electoral reform had stated that it would only take four months to do so.
"It has been four months since the report was out but we are still receiving complaints, that's why we want the EC to speed up the cleaning process.
"We urge the EC to show commitment in this cleaning process, and will continue to press them to update the data or explain this issue," said Loke, who is both a federal and state lawmaker in Negri Sembilan.
He said cleaning the electoral roll was still being carried out and the Malaysian Microelectronic System Institute (MIMOS) had found dubious voter names in the roll.
"In the parliamentary report, MIMOS found there were 324 addresses registered with more than 100 voters, and 938 addresses with more than 51 to 100 voters.
"The overall voters were more than 100,000," he said.
However, the deputy chairman of the EC, Datuk Wan Ahmad Wan Omar, has made it known that he disagrees with Selangor's suggestion of separate poll dates for the state election.
Read more at: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/with-13m-voters-now-urgent-call-to-clean-up-electoral-roll/
Posted: 15 Sep 2012 02:35 AM PDT
The Talam Corporation issue is now a bone of contention. And it is not surprising as the name 'Talam' itself can be said to be controversial, in the Cantonese dialect, that is.
For 'Talam accented properly and translated literally in Cantonese is 'hit-collapse'. But used in a sentence it means to defeat one's rivals, for example: "We will 'ta-lum' all our rivals in the competition."
BN and especially MCA, most notably Labis MP, Chua Tee Yong, has been using the Talam Corporation issue to 'ta-lum' the Selangor state government helmed by Pakatan Rakyat.
So far, the Pakatan Selangor state government is holding up well. Although much time and energy has been expended to clarify matters, the state government's explanations rarely get highlighted in the mainstream media in a prominent manner.
The Talam debate on Sept 12 saw the Labis MP refusing to debate with Pakatan MPs: Tony Pua (DAP, Petaling Jaya Utara), Dzulkefly Ahmad (PAS, Kuala Selangor) and William Leong (PKR, Selayang).
Of course, Chua does not have the level to debate with Selangor Menteri Besar Khalid Ibrahim. Thus the debate arranged by MCA on Sept 12, knowing that Khalid will be away, is a cheap publicity stunt in order for MCA to do damage control as the sudden emergence of the Tan Koon Swan saga will surely greatly damage MCA.
It is impossible for MCA not to know that Khalid will be away on that particular day. This is therefore an MCA stunt to claw back popularity from the Chinese who are increasingly losing respect for this party who only voices out on selective issues.
Most conspicuously missing is the MCA voice in the Jalan Sultan-Save The Heritage issue where the property owners are unhappy with the MRT tunnelling beneath their properties. The property owners' contention is that the MRT can tunnel beneath Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock (formerly Foch Avenue) in front of Kota Raya, Kuala Lumpur.
According to Shah Alam PAS MP, Khalid Samad, MCA does not know all the facts and figures. Said Khalid Samad: "KPMG which audited the Selangor state government's handling of the Talam matter is very well-known, established and professional auditor and it has cleared the Selangor state government of any wrong-doing."
"The Selangor government has recovered all its loans and got back the lands. The state government has profited from the whole venture and the auditors even praised the Selangor government's professionalism in this matter," he added.
Till to-date the water and Talam issues are BN's weapons to hit out at the Selangor government in order to cause its collapse. But it is MCA which is going to get hit and collapse before the 13th general election as MCA has almost lost all credibility among the Chinese voters. Only BN's cronies support MCA now.
BN has never sat still since it lost Selangor in the previous general election. It has continuously tried every trick in the book to recapture Selangor by hook or by crook. This is not surprising as Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak is the head of Selangor Umno. Previously he was the head of Perak Umno and we know what happened there.
Many people are now getting very tired and fed up with the intense and non-stop political activity since March 2008.
It is BN which is responsible for this as it controls all the public institutions, the mainstream media and the government machinery which it enjoys using at the expense of the rakyat. Pakatan has no choice but to respond to BN's attacks and it is this factor that contributed to the intense politicking.
BN leaders seem to ignore the fact that their politicking does not augur well for the investment climate. The Felda shares have suddenly dropped to below the psychological benchmark of RM5 and this is not a healthy sign.
PAS Kuala Selangor MP, Dzulkefly Ahmad, mentioned that the incoming foreign direct investment (FDI) figure is RM7 billion but the outgoing is RM16 billion. That means the outflow is RM9 billion.
The BN federal government keeps harping on the inflow figure but forgets to inform the citizens of the outflow figure and this shows that the government is adept at being economic on the truth.
With so much hidden under the carpet, we will not be able to know the truth concerning the nation's economic health until an implosion occurs. By then, it will already be too late.
The BN federal government cannot hold on much longer. After winning the 13th general election, it will surely increase the price of RON95 by leaps and bounds as had happened after the March 2008 general election. The goods and services tax (GST) will then be introduced and this will certainly burden the poor and the low-wage earner.
The situation in Malaysia is dire. But the incumbent government is telling the rakyat: "Everything is fine. You are in good hands. The economy is robust and thriving. BN has a proven track record unlike Pakatan Rakyat."
Proven track record aside, we need to see how the government is going to curb expenditure in the 2013 Budget which will be tabled on Sept 28. By right the Auditor-General's Report should also be tabled on the same day.
But last year, the budget was tabled on Oct 7 and the Auditor-General's Report was only tabled on Oct 24, which was 17 days late. This is against parliamentary procedure. Let us see whether the same bad practice will again be adopted this year. By the way, the budget will of course be passed because the opposition MPs are outnumbered.
Posted: 15 Sep 2012 02:31 AM PDT
Waythamoorthy has a fruitful meeting with spiritual leader Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat and it could pave way for strong electoral ties between Pakatan and Hindraf
PAS has assured Hindraf Makkal Sakti that marginalised ethnic Malaysian Indians would have a better future if Pakatan Rakyat captures Putrajaya in the next election.
PAS spiritual leader Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat assured that "things would be different under Pakatan" to Hindraf supremo P Waythamoorthy during a meeting on Thursday morning.
Hindraf national coordinator W Sambulingam said Waythamoorthy had explained to Nik Aziz of the human rights violations against the Indian community under Umno's misrule.
He said Waythamoorthy told the PAS leader how most working class Indians have been excluded and isolated from the country's mainstream development since independence.
"Tuan Guru Nik Aziz listened attentively on the plight of marginalised Indians raised by Waythamoorthy.
"The Menteri Besar was symphatetic and assured us that under Pakatan rule things would be different," said Sambulingam.
The private meeting between Nik Aziz and Waythamoorthy was held at the Kelantan Menteri Besar's home.
As Nik Aziz was not feeling well, the meeting, originally scheduled at the Menteri Besar's office, was moved to the PAS leader's home.
Waythamoorthy also held a separate meeting with PAS vice president and Kelantan executive councillor Husam Musa in his Kota Bahru office the same day.
PAS deputy president Mohamad Sabu was present.
Sambulingam said Waythamoorthy and the PAS leaders held discussions on forging electoral ties between Hindraf and Pakatan to face Barisan Nasional.
Waythamoorthy also assured Husam and Mat Sabu that Hindraf was willing to deploy its members as elections volunteers for Pakatan in Selangor, Perak, Kedah and Negeri Sembilan.
"Waythamoorthy reiterated Hindraf's commitment to help Pakatan on the understanding that there should be a strategic win-win partnership between the parties," said Sambulingam.
Waythamoorthy has also briefed both leaders on the displacement of about 800,000 estate workers since the 70s due to the country's unscrupulous urbanisation programme.
Sambulingam said Waythamoorthy told them that these estate workers were systematically excluded from the government's mainstream socio-economic master plan for decades.
He added that the PAS leaders were enlightened on how estate workers were denied land, house and cash compensations and even job opportunities.
"Waythamoorthy explained how estate workers were relegated from a vibrant pool of human resources to forgotten urban poor," said Sambulingam.
The Hindraf chair also highlighted the plight of about 350,000 stateless Indians, who were denied proper jobs or education, own properties and even get their marriages registered.
Both the meetings were facilitated by Mat Sabu.
Waythamoorthy, who returned to Malaysia on Aug 1 after a five-year self-imposed stay in London, also met DAP national chairman Karpal Singh in Penang on Aug 12.
Waythamoorthy thanked Karpal for his support and legal assistance to the Hindraf activists who were detained without trial under the now repealed Internal Security Act.
The meeting between Waythamoorthy, a leading Indian rights activist and Muslim leaders from PAS could pave way for a strong electoral ties between Pakatan and Hindraf.
If it happens, Hindraf could help sway lost Indian votes from BN, boosting Pakatan chances to capture federal powers in next election.
Posted: 15 Sep 2012 02:26 AM PDT
In the Malay language, this is known as "nyanyuk"! This is aptly applied to people of age who talks nonsense and without sense !
VERY WELL WRITTEN AND MUST BE READ BY ALL MALAYSIAN WHO INDEED WANT TO KNOW THE TRUTH ABOUT OUR TUN !
Is the Tun Hallucinating
In an open letter to Mahathir, P Ramakrishnan takes to task the former premier for his outrageous statements about the Pakatan administrations in Penang and Selangor of late.
My dear Tun Dr Mahathir, I'm at a loss as to whether you are hallucinating or failing to see the reality. Your views on Penang and Selangor are misconceived and misplaced. You come across as a dishonest politician determined to score political points and mislead Malaysian voters. You do no credit to yourself nor do you live up to your reputation as an elder statesman (Bernama, 29 January 2012).
Your statement, "They have already been given a lot of chances. A lot of unhappy things have happened in Penang, the same (is happening) in Selangor," does not make any sense at all. "They have been given a lot of chances", you unreasonably claim.
Pakatan only came to power on March 8, 2008. They have been in office only for four short years. What chances were given to them and who gave them those chances? What are you talking about? What miracles were you expecting them to perform in this short period of time?
Compare their short term of office to the Barisan Nasional's nearly 55 years of tenure – truthfully and honestly. (22 years of which were under Dr.M, the longest PM in Malaysia who could have done so much more!). We can justifiably throw back at the BN the very words you had uttered: "They (BN) have already been given a lot of chances. A lot of unhappy things have happened in Penang, the same (is happening) in Selangor." This is indeed a valid observation requiring an honest answer from you, dear Tun.
Indeed, 55 years is a very long time. It is more than half a century. The BN have been given all the chances it wanted and needed. But what have the BN achieved during their long tenure in office except undermining our unity and keeping the people apart? Our unity has been destroyed by senseless and thoughtless policies and statements without a care for the welfare of the majority of Malaysians who are peace-loving and poor. Yes, Tun, if anybody had been given too much chance it is the BN. Indeed, what more can the BN do which they had failed to do during these 55 years? What miracles can the BN now perform to transform this country into a haven for all citizens and provide them with a dignified livelihood?
What do you actually mean by claiming, "They have been given the chance. What's there left to try. If we allow the situation to deteriorate badly, it will be difficult to repair." Your rambling statement, "If we allow the situation to deteriorate badly, it will be difficult to repair" comes across as ridiculous and garrulous. What has the Pakatan done that has brought about the deterioration? What is that they are doing that would render the problem beyond repair? Please be specific and enumerate the wrongdoings of the Pakatan.
Tun, you should not make sweeping claims that are without merit. Many Malaysians are truly disappointed and disillusioned with you and justifiably feel that you have out-lived your usefulness as a political leader. You had your time and you did things the way you wanted to. That period is over and done with. There is nothing more for you to do.
Both Penang and Selangor have attracted the biggest FDI totalling more than RM15bn, which is unmatched by the BN-controlled states. Doesn't this indicate positively that the Pakatan-controlled states are performing very much better in spite of their short term of tenure and lack of administrative experience and expertise? Honestly, dear Tun, doesn't that deserve some praise?
You kept everything under wraps and resorted to the Official Secrets Act (OSA) to deny citizens their right to be informed. A lot of scandals and corruption prevailed because they are kept from the purview of public scrutiny and guarded as state secrets.
The Pakatan-controlled states in Selangor and Penang, on the other hand, have promulgated a Freedom of Information Act in order to be transparent and accountable. Tun, isn't this something that has to be complimented?
Cronies and corruption Under your tenure for 22 years, many crony politicians became wealthy beyond imagination and without being accountable for their wealth. Elected representatives and cabinet ministers declared their assets only to you and, according to certain well-informed circles, you had used this information to secure their unquestioning loyalty. That was how you had your way – it was your way and no other way!
We are reminded of the episode concerning the removal of Osman Aroff, the then Menteri Besar of Kedah, who had enjoyed the support of the majority of assembly members in Kedah. These assembly members went to see you, dear Tun, to plead for the retention of their MB. You, reportedly saw them individually and after that they all returned to Kedah abandoning Osman Aroff. Rumour had it then that you had a file on each of them and that forced them to fall in line behind you.
Dear Tun, Pakatan-controlled states of Selangor and Penang did something that you wouldn't dare dream of doing. All their Exco members declared their assets publically. This is something that civil society of Malaysia has been campaigning for, for a very long time, claiming that this would curb corruption and check abuse of governance.
But you would not be persuaded. You wanted to be the sole privy to the corruption and abuse so that you would have absolute control over politicians holding public positions.
Many Malaysians, in the past, have worked loyally and faithfully and had contributed to the progress of this country. These old timers who retired many years ago are forced to struggle to live a hard life with their meagre pensions in these times of hardships. Their counterparts of modern times, on the other hand, draw reasonable pensions to lead a decent life. The hardships suffered by these senior citizens have not been addressed. Their contributions were not even acknowledged.
But the Pakatan government in Penang has been giving out RM100 once a year for the last three years to express their appreciation to these senior citizens. Admittedly, this isn't very much but the very thought of appreciation really warms the hearts of these people. With the vast resources available to the BN, they are placed in a far better situation to do more to help these unfortunate people. But why, dear Tun, did the BN government not bother doing this? They could have shown a generous face and given more to these people with all the wealth at their disposal. But they did nothing! Corruption has become so rampant that so much of our wealth is either lost or stolen to the detriment of the nation. Contracts given to crony companies with inflated costs have drained our wealth. Highway toll agreements, the Tajuddin-Malaysia Airlines out-of-court settlement, the rescue of Bank Rakyat and Bank Bumiputra, the reckless forex fiasco in the UK, the bungling Maminco tin-buying spree, to name a few – they have all resulted in the loss of billions of ringgit that could have alleviated the plight of the poor. These are, unfortunately, dear Tun, your legacies that brought terrible hardships for the homeless and the helpless.
Uplifting the people You wouldn't have open tenders for projects that would have saved billions of ringgit and secured the services of contractors with ability and proven expertise. That would have prevented some contractors from running away without completing their projects and ensured that buildings wouldn't collapse because of poor workmanship and inferior materials. But repeated episodes of cheating contractors and uncompleted projects did not seem to disturb the conscience of those in charge. It was business as usual and billions of ringgit were regularly squandered without a care in the world.
On the other hand, now we have open tenders in the Pakatan states and Class F contractors are very happy and contented with this arrangement. According to these contractors, under the previous BN government, one had to have connections to get a contract and one had to give inducements to be considered favourably. Otherwise, getting contracts would have been impossible. But now, with open tenders, the deserving have been rewarded with contracts and they have delivered the completed projects on time. Isn't this something that has to be appreciated, dear Tun?
Malaysian workers have been struggling for years for a minimum wage policy. The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) has been championing this issue for decades. But it was opposed vehemently by the Malaysian Employers Federation, which wanted to reap hefty profits from the sweat of the workers. And the Malaysian government did not have the political will to implement the minimum wage policy. Thus we lost our local skilled workers and builders who left the country to work elsewhere. But the exploitation continues to this day with the employment of foreign workers.
Isn't it praiseworthy that the Pakatan government in Selangor has implemented a minimum wage policy for all its employees in GLCs as from January this year? They are paid a minimum salary of RM1,500. Shouldn't the employees enjoy the fruit of their labour, dear Tun? Farmers in the new villages of Perak who have been tilling the land and growing vegetables and fruit for the country for generations were exploited and kept in a state of uncertainty as to their livelihood as they did not own the land. Every election this became a moot point for the farmers. Whether their TOL would be extended or cancelled was a worrying experience for these farmers. And when the BN wins the election in Perak, the TOL of these farmers would be renewed. The message was very clear. Vote for the BN or your TOL would not be renewed. They were beholden to the BN for the extension of their TOL. The Pakatan government gave them the land titles and their dignity and freed them from their unnecessary anxiety. The rational was these farmers have been on the land for generations and have been serving the nation with their produce and they deserved the land titles. Isn't this something wonderful that deserves to be congratulated, dear Tun? Every voter who dies in Penang and Selangor is given RM1,000 and RM2,500 respectively for funeral expenses. This assistance is greatly appreciated, especially by the poor. For the first time a voter receives something very specific and substantial when he or she dies. This had never happened under BN rule. They bribe the living for their vote and forget them when they are dead. Under the Pakatan rule they take care of the living and the dead! Don't they deserve a pat on their back, dear Tun? All this caring and giving must make a great impact on the people. If given more time there will be other good policies that will benefit the people and perhaps make it difficult for the BN to make any headway in the future. Is that what is worrying you, dear Tun? Is this what you meant when you sounded the warning to the BN, "If we allow the situation to deteriorate, it will be difficult to repair"?
You have correctly foreseen the inevitable doom for the BN. You have realised that it will be difficult to undo the good deeds of the Pakatan. In comparison, the BN will be cast in poor light and cursed for neglecting the majority of the deserving Malaysians who are poor. You are seeing what is impending and you have the right to fear the inevitable, dear Tun!
P Ramakrishnan is an Aliran executive committee member.
The writer of this article was a former teacher from Penang. During the "hey days" of the NUT, he was the Chairman of NUT Penang and an executive member of NUT Malaysia for many years. He still is an eloquent speaker.
He is a founder member of Aliran and served as its President for many years. In later years he gave up the Presidency of Aliran and is currently an Ex-Co member of that organisation. I am proud to be a friend of this great and brave gentleman!
Posted: 15 Sep 2012 03:31 AM PDT
Kulim – Polis menahan seorang pelajar perempuan 15 tahun dan masih memakai uniform sekolah ketika berasmara dengan kekasihnya berusia 21 tahun di belakang sebuah sekolah menengah di sini, kira-kira jam 4 petang semalam.
Ketua Polis Daerah Kulim Superintendan Ghuzlan Saleh berkata, polis menerima aduan dari orang awam sebelum menahan pasangan terlibat.
Ketika pemeriksaan dijalankan, polis mendapati pelajar perempuan sudah membuka tudung dan berkelakuan sumbang bersama teman lelakinya.
"Lelaki tidak bekerja dan tinggal bersama abangnya di sebuah taman perumahan di sini.
Polis menasihati pasangan itu untuk tidak mengulangi perlakuan yang dilakukan sebelum mengarahkan mereka beredar," katanya.
Tidak berakhir di situ, mereka kemudiannya ke rumah lelaki berkenaan dengan harapan selamat dari gangguan pihak berkuasa.
Bagaimanapun, perbuatan mereka disedari penduduk dan memaklumkan kepada Pejabat Agama Islam Daerah Kulim Kedah (PADK) untuk membuat serbuan.
Ketika serbuan, pasangan perempuan cuba menyembunyikan diri dalam almari baju gagal mengaburi mata pihak berkuasa.
Mereka kemudiannya dibawa ke Balai Polis Kulim untuk membuat laporan dan ditahan untuk dirakamkan keterangan.
Ghuzlan menasihatkan ibu bapa supaya bersikap lebih peka terhadap pergerakan anak-anak mereka dan jangan sesekali mengabaikan tanggungjawab.
Katanya, semakin ramai pelajar perempuan ditahan kerana berkelakuan sumbang.
"Minggu ini sahaja, empat pelajar sekolah terdiri dari dua pelajar lelaki dan dua pelajar perempuan berusia di antara 16 hingga 17 tahun ditahan polis bersama Skim Rondaan Sukarela (SRS) ketika membuat rondaan cegah jenayah.
"Mereka ditahan ketika berkelakuan sumbang di taman permainan di sini kira-kira jam 1 pagi.
"Dari soal siasat, pasangan itu mengaku ingin melakukan hubungan terlarang di taman permainan di mana mereka ditahan," katanya. -SH
Posted: 15 Sep 2012 12:03 AM PDT
We read of violent emotional clashes, deaths and casualties where the anger is seething to the boiling level.
What caused such a massive backlash?
An American movie that has insulted our Rasulullah SAW?
If this is true, are we to just mind our own business and let the extremists go beserk?
I am definitely not a warak Muslim let alone one who would die to defend the religion.
Lacking dreadfully in my iman, I am not willing to battle it out.
Unless I know I will die as a matyr, count me out.
However, if it is true that our beloved Nabi Mohammad SAW has been blemished shamefully, those involved in making that bloody idiotic bastard rascal moronic movie must be hounded, arrested, taken to court and sentenced harshly.
Obama must teach them a lesson as a deterrent to others.
The unnecessary untold damage to innocent lives are unforgiveable and extremely sad.
Where's the brain?
Bottom line, you just don't make a movie that debase and humiliate another religion.
To comment a bit on any religious belief is a human norm.
To the extent of 'menghina' via acting it out in a movie..that is madness and insane!
May Allah SWT have mercy on all of us.
We just want a safe journey to Syurga on Judgement Day.
Ya Allah, forgive our barnacles of sins and our obviously unending weaknesses.
Bestow on us the mental strength to bear the horrifying ridicule others have quaintly laid on our beloved Rasulullah SAW..
Posted: 14 Sep 2012 11:58 PM PDT
SOURCE: MMSY-မေမးလည္းေျဖ(၁၁)- " ၇၈၆" ဆိုသည္မွာ ( By စိန္ေဌးဟန္္)
ေမး။ ။ အစၥလာမ္ ဘာသာ၀င္မ်ားဧ။္ ဆိုင္မ်ား လုပ္ငန္းဌာနမ်ားဧ။္ ဆိုင္းဘုတ္မ်ားတြင္ 786 (ခုႏွစ္ရာရွစ္ဆယ္ေျခာက္) ဟူေသာ ကိန္းဂဏန္း တစ္ခုကို ေတြ႕ရတတ္ေပရာ ယင္း '786 ' ဟူသည္ 7+8+6=21 ကိုကိုယ္စားျပဳပီး (၂၁ ) ရာစုတြင္ အစၥလာမ္သာသနာသည္ ကမၻာကိုလႊမ္းရမည္ဟူေသာ အတိတ္ နမိတ္ကိုေဆာင္ယူကာ အစၥလာမ္ ျပန္႕ပြားေရး စီမံကိန္းအား ႏွိဳးေဆာ္ေနေသာ ကိန္းတစ္ခုဆိုသည္မွာ မွန္ပါသလား ? ။
ေျဖ ။ ။ မြစ္စလင္မ္တို႕ဧ။္ တိုက္တာအိုးအိမ္ အေဆာက္အဦး ပစၥည္းပစၥယမ်ား အထူးသျဖင့္ ေစ်းဆိုင္မ်ားတြင္ 786 (ခုႏွစ္ရာရွစ္ဆယ့္ေျခာက္)ဟူေသာ ကိန္းဂဏန္းတစ္ခုကိုေတြ႕ရတတ္ ေပရာ ယင္းကိန္းဂဏန္း၏ အေျဖမွာလည္း အင္မတန္ရိုးရွင္းလွပါသည္။
သို႕ရာတြင္ အခ်ိဳ႕ေသာပုဂၢိဳလ္တို႕မွာ ယင္း '786' ကိန္းဂဏန္း၏ သေဘာသဘာ၀ကို ရိုးသားစြာ မသိ နားမလည္ျခင္းေၾကာင့္ လည္းေကာင္း ၊ အခ်ိဳ႕မွာ အစၥလာမ္အေပၚတြင္ အေကာက္ႀကံလိုျခင္းေၾကာင့္ လည္းေကာင္း '786' တြင္ ပါ၀င္ေသာ 786 ကိုေပါင္းလွ်င္ ၂၁ရသျဖင့္ (၂၁)ကို ကိုယ္စားျပဳသည္ ယင္းသည္ ၂၁ရာစုတြင္ တစ္ကမၻာလံုး၌ အစၥလာမ္ ျပန္႕ပြားေရးအတြက္ နိမိတ္ေဆာင္ စကားလံုး လွံဳ႕ေဆာ္ စကားလံုးဟု အယူမွားသူကမွား အပူပြားသူက ပြားၾကပါေတာ့သည္။
အမွန္ဆိုရေသာ္ ထုိသို႕ လားလားမွ မဟုတ္ရပါ။
အာရဗီစာေပတြင္ ဗ်ည္းအကၡရာ ႏွစ္ဆယ့္ရွစ္(၂၈)လံုးရွိပီး ဗ်ည္းအကၡရာ တစ္လံုးခ်င္းစီအတြက္ ကိန္းဂဏန္းမ်ားျဖင့္ အကၡရာတန္ဖိုး သတ္မွတ္ထားပါသည္။ အစၥလာမ္သာသနာ၏ အေျခခံ အုတ္ျမစ္ျဖစ္ေသာ က်မ္းျမတ္ကုရ္အာန္သည္လည္း အာရဗီဘာသာစကားျဖင့္ ထုတ္ျပန္ပို႕ခ်ေပးျခင္း ခံရေလရာ ရံဖန္ရံခါ၌ ကုရ္အာန္က်မ္းဂန္လာစာသားမ်ားအား အသံုးျပဳရာတြင္ မူရင္းအတုိင္း အကၡရာမ်ားျဖင့္ မေရးသားပဲ အကၡရာမ်ား၏ ကိန္းဂဏန္း တန္ဖိုးစုစုေပါင္းကိုသာ သေကၤတ ေဆာင္ျပီး ေရးသားအသံုးျပဳျခင္းသာျဖစ္ေလသည္။ ဗ်ည္းအကၡရာ ႏွစ္ဆယ့္ရွစ္လံုးဧ။္ ကိုယ္ပိုင္တန္ဖိုးအသီးသီးမွာ
ဤကိန္းဂဏန္းမ်ားကို အေျခခံကာ "786" ဟူေသာ ကိန္းဂဏန္းတစ္ခု ျဖစ္ေပၚလာရျခင္း ျဖစ္ေတာ့သည္။ ယင္း ကိန္းမွာ ကုရ္အာန္က်မ္းျမတ္၏ ပထမဦးဆံုး အာယသ္ေတာ္ျဖစ္သည့္ ကုရ္အာန္ အဖြင့္က႑၊ ပါဒ ၁ ျဖစ္ေသာ…..
(၁း၁) ကို အကၡရာတန္ဖိုးတြက္ထုတ္ထားျခင္းသာလွ်င္ျဖစ္ေပသည္။ဤအာယသ္ေတာ၏ အဓိပၸါယ္မွာ … " အႏွိဳင္းမဲ့ ဂရုဏာရွင္၊ ထာ၀ရ ဂရုဏာရွင္ အလႅာဟ၏နာမေတာ္ျဖင့္ " ဟု အဓိပၸါယ္ရပါသည္။
ဤ အာယသ္ေတာ္၌ အာရဗီအကၡရာ ၁၉ လံုးျဖင့္ဖြဲ႕စည္းထားျပီး ယင္းအကၡရာ19 လံုးဧ။္ အကၡရာတန္ဖိုး စုစုေပါင္းမွာ
အလႅာဟ္အသွ်င္သည္ မြတ္စလင္မ္တို႕အား မည္သည့္အလုပ္ကိုမဆို စတင္ႀကံရြယ္ျပဳလုပ္ေသာအခါ ဤအာယသ္ေတာ္အား တသ ဆင္ျခင္ ႏွလံုးသြင္းရန္ ညႊန္ၾကားထားပါသည္။( ကုရ္အာန္ တမန္ေတာ္ဟူးဒ္က႑၊ပါဒ ၄၁၊ ကုရ္အာန္ ပုရြက္ဆိတ္က႑၊ပါဒ ၃၀၊ကုရ္အာန္ ဖတ္ရြတ္ေလာ့ က႑၊ပါဒ ၁)
သည့္အတြက္ေၾကာင့္ပင္ မြတ္စလင္မ္တစ္ဦးအဖို႕ မည္သည့္ အလုပ္ကို ျပဳမူက်င့္ႀကံသည္ျဖစ္ပါေစ မိမိဧ။္ တစ္ပါးတည္းေသာ အရွင့္နာမေတာ္ကို ေရွ႕တန္းတင္သည့္အေနျဖင့္ "အႏွိဳင္းမဲ့ဂရုဏာရွင္၊ ထာ၀ရဂရုဏာရွင္ အလႅာဟ္၏ နာမေတာ္ျဖင့္"ဟုရြတ္ဆိုၾကရပါသည္။
ထုိ႕အျပင္ (ကုရ္အာန္အထူးဂရုဏာေတာ္ရွင္က႑။ပါဒ ၇၈) တြင္
"အသင့္အား ဖန္ဆင္းေတာ္မူေသာ ဘုန္းေတာ္အနႏၱအရွင္၊ ေက်းဇူးေတာ္ရွင္၏ နာမေတာ္သည္ က်က္သေရမဂၤလာအေပါင္းႏွင့္ အတိၿပီးေလဧ။္" ဟုဆိုထားသျဖင့္ မြတ္စလင္မ္တစ္ဦးအဖို႕ မိမိအရွင္သခင္၏ နာမေတာ္ကို စတင္ႏွလံုးသြင္း တသမိသည္ႏွင့္ တစ္ၿပိဳင္နက္ သစၥာမာန္တင္းကာ " ငါ့အရွင္၏ နာမေတာ္သည္ က်က္သေရမဂၤလာရွိ၏ ထုိ႕အတြက္ ငါသည္ ထိုအရွင၏ နာမေတာ္ျဖင့္ စတင္ေဆာင္ရြက္မည္ျဖစ္ရကား ငါႏွင့္ အမဂၤလာအလုပ္သည္ မအပ္စပ္၊မထုိက္တန္သည္ျဖစ္သျဖင့္ ငါမလုပ္၊ ငါသည္မဂၤလာရွိေသာ အလုပ္ကိုသာလုပ္ရမည္" ဟူေသာ အသိတရားျဖစ္ေပၚေစရန္ပင္ျဖစ္သည္။
သို႔ရွိရာ မြတ္စလင္မ္မွန္လွ်င္ အလႅာဟ့္နာမေတာ္ကို အစဥ္သျဖင့္ဦးထိပ္ႏွလံုးသြင္း အမွတ္ရကာ မဂၤလာက်က္သေရရွိေသာ အလုပ္ကိုသာ ေရြးခ်ယ္ျပဳမူရသည့္အတြက္ အလႅာဟ္၏ နာမေတာ္ကို တသ သတိရေသာအခါ၌ ျဖစ္ေစ၊ ယင္းဧ။္အထိမ္းအမွတ္ လကၡဏာျဖစ္ေသာ "786″ ဟူေသာ ကိန္းဂဏန္းကို ေတြ႕ျမင္ရေသာ အခါ၌ျဖစ္ေစ၊ မဂၤလာတရားကို မ်က္ေျခမပ်က္ေစရန္ အတြက္ မိမိကိုယ္ကိုမိမိ ျပန္သတိေပးရာေရာက္သျဖင့္ တရားသတိ အစဥ္ႏိုးၾကားေနေလေတာ့သည္။
ဤသို႕ရွိပါလွ်င္ "786″ ဧ။္ အႏွစ္သာရမ်ား အနက္တစ္ခ်က္မွာ က်က္သေရ မဂၤလာရွိေသာအလုပ္ကိုသာ လုပ္ၾကရန္အတြက္ ႏွိဳးေဆာ္ေနေသာ "မဂၤလာတရားႏွိဳးေဆာ္ခ်က္ " ျဖစ္သျဖင့္ ေလာကဓာတ္ႀကီးအတြက္ မဂၤလာရွိေစသျဖင့္ ေကာင္းျမတ္လွပါဘိတကား။
ဤေဖာ္ျပခ်က္မ်ားသည္ အမွန္ကို ဆိုထားျခင္းသာျဖစ္ပါသည္။'786' တြင္ပါေသာ ဂဏန္းသံုးလံုးကိုေပါင္းလွ်င္ 7+8+6=21 ျဖစ္သျဖင့္ 21 ဂဏန္းကို ရည္ရြယ္ခ်က္ရွိရွိျဖင့္ သံုးထားျခင္းသာျဖစ္ရမည္ဟူေသာ စြပ္စြဲေျပာဆိုခ်က္မ်ား အတြက္ မြတ္စလင္မ္တို႕ပင္ တအံ့တၾသျဖစ္ၾကရပါသည္။ အေၾကာင္းမွာ အာရဗီ အကၡရာတန္ဖိုးအား ထိုသို႕ ထပ္ဆင့္ျပန္ေပါင္းလို႕မရပါ။ အဓိပၸါယ္လည္းရွိမည္ မဟုတ္ေတာ့ပါ။ဤယူဆခ်က္မွာ မြတ္စလင္မ္တို႕၏ အယူအဆမဟုတ္ဘဲ အစၥလာမ္အေပၚ အမ်ားသူငါတို႕ အၾကည္အညိဳ ပ်က္လာေစရန္ မသမာသူတို႕၏ ထြင္လံုးတစ္ခုသာျဖစ္ပါသည္။
ယခုကဲ့သို႕ အာရဗီအကၡရာမ်ားကို ဂဏန္းတန္ဖိုးမ်ား သတ္မွတ္ထားျခင္းမွာ မြတ္စလင္မ္တို႕သည္ ကိန္းဂဏန္းမ်ားႏွင့္ ယဥ္ပါးလ်က္ရွိေနႏိုင္သျဖင့္ အမ်ားႏွင့္ယွဥ္လွ်င္ သခ်ၤာပညာ၌ ေနာက္က်က်န္ရစ္မည္မဟုတ္ေတာ့ရန္ အတြက္ပင္ ျဖစ္ပါသည္။ထုိ႕ေၾကာင့္လည္း အလႅာဟ္ကကုရ္အာန္တြင္ ကိန္းဂဏန္းမ်ားကိုေဖာ္ျပထားရာ၌ ဒသမကိန္းသုညဒသမတစ္၊( ၀.၁)ကို ေဖာ္ျပထားသကဲ့သို႕ သိန္းဂဏန္း (တစ္သိန္း) ၁၀၀၀၀၀ ကိုလည္းေဖာ္ျပထားျခင္းျဖင့္ သခ်ၤာပညာ မထြန္းကားေသးေသာ အခါသမယ၌ပင္ သခ်ၤာပညာကို မြတ္စလင္မ္တို႕စိတ္၀င္စားမႈ႕ ရွိလာေစရန္၊ တတ္ကၽြမ္းနားလည္ေစရန္ ရည္ရြယ္ခ်က္လည္း တစ္ခ်က္ပါ၀င္ပါသည္။
အစၥလာမ္သည္ ၂၁ ရာစုက်ကာမွ ကမၻာကို လႊမ္းမိုးရမည္ဟု ယူဆသူတို႕မွာ ကုရ္အာန္ကိုလည္း နားမလည္၊ အစၥလာမ္ကိုလည္း မေလ့လာလို႕သာျဖစ္ပါလိမ့္မည္။ အလႅာဟ္သည္ တမန္ေတာ္မုဟမၼဒ္(ဆြ)ကို ေစလႊတ္ခဲ့ရာတြင္ "ယွဥ္တြယ္ကိုးကြယ္သူမ်ား မႏွစ္ၿမိဳ႕ေသာ္ျငားလည္း ထိုအရွင္ျမတ္သည္မိမိဧ။္ ရစူလ္တမန္ေတာ္အား အလံုးစံုေသာ၀ါဒ လမ္းစဥ္မ်ားထက္၀ယ္ ထင္ရွားေပၚလြင္ေစရန္ တရားလမ္းညႊန္ႏွင့္ ၀ါဒလမ္းစဥ္အမွန္ျဖင့္ ေစလႊတ္ေတာ္မူ ခဲ့ေလသည္။" (ကုရ္အာန္ အစီအတန္းမ်ားက႑ ၊ ပါဒ ၉)
သို႕ရွိေလရာ "ထင္ေပၚရင္ စင္ေတာ္ကေကာက္" ဆိုသကဲ့သို႕ ဤအာယသ္ေတာ္တြင္ အရာ ခပ္သိမ္းတို႕ထက္၀ယ္ လႊမ္းမိုးထင္ေပၚမႈ႕ဟူသည္
(၁) လမ္းညႊန္ႏိုင္ေသာ တရားလမ္းညႊန္ျဖစ္ျခင္း
တို႕အေပၚ၌သာ မူတည္ေနပါသည္။အစၥလာမ္သည္ ထိုအခ်က္ႏွစ္ခ်က္ေပၚတြင္ လံုး၀အေျခခံ တည္ေဆာက္ ထားသည္ျဖစ္ရာ မနာလိုမရႈစိမ့္သူတို႕ လုပ္ႀကံတားဆီးၾက လင့္ကစား ထင္ရွား ေပၚလြင္ေနမည္သာျဖစ္ေတာ့သည္။
"ထုိသူတို႕သည္ အလႅာဟ၏ တရားအလင္းေရာင္ကို မိမိတို႕၏ ပါးစပ္မ်ားျဖင့္ ၿငိမ္းသတ္လိုၾက၏ ၊ ေသြဖီျငင္းပယ္သူတို႕မႏွစ္ၿမိဳ႕ျငားလည္း အလႅာဟ္သည္ မိမိဧ။္ တရားေရာင္ျခည္ကို ကံုလံုျပည့္စံုေအာင္ ျပဳထားေတာ္မူေလသည္" (ကုရ္အာန္ အစီအတန္းမ်ားက႑ ပါဒ ၈)
" ညံ့ဖ်င္းမွဴ႕ျဖင့္ ရနံ႕သင္းမႈ႕ကို မတည္ေဆာက္ႏိုင္ပါ ျဖစ္လာသမွ်ကို သစၥာအလွျဖင့္သာ ရင္ဆိုင္ေက်ာ္လႊားႏိုင္ပါမည္"
မြတ္စလင္မ္တို႕ဧ။္ဆိုင္မ်ားတြင္ '786' ေရးထားျခင္းမွာ မြတ္စလင္မ္အခ်င္းခ်င္းကိုသာ အားေပးၾကရန္ျဖစ္သည္ဟု စြပ္စြဲသူတစ္ခ်ိဳ႕လည္း ရွိပါသည္။ မြတ္စလင္မ္တစ္ဦးအဖို႕ရာတြင္ အစားအေသာက္စားသံုးရာ၌ တရားစည္းကမ္းမ်ားကို လိုက္နာရပါသည္။ စားခ်င္ရာစား ေသာက္ခ်င္တိုင္းေသာက္လို႕မရပါ။ ဤသို႕ စားေသာက္မိပါလွ်င္ အလႅာဟ္၏ အမိန္႕ေတာ္ကို မနာခံရာေရာက္သျဖင့္ လြန္စြာမွပင္ အျပစ္ျဖစ္ရပါသည္။
ကုရ္အာန္က်မ္းျမတ္တြင္ အလႅာဟ္က မြတ္စလင္မ္တို႕အား
"အသင္တို႕သည္ စင္ၾကယ္သန္႕ရွင္းေသာ အစာအဟာရမ်ားကို စားသံုးၾကပီး အက်င့္ေကာင္းကိုက်င့္ၾကေလာ့ " (ကုရ္အာန္ ယံုၾကည္သူမ်ားက႑၊ ပါဒ ၅၁)
" အသင္တို႕သည္ အလႅာအသွ်င္ေပးသနားထားေတာ္မူသည္မ်ားအနက္ တရား၀င္ ခြင့္ျပဳထားေသာ သန္႕စငျ္ပီး ဥပါဒ္ကင္းေသာ အစာအဟာရမ်ားကို စားသံုးၾကေလာ့ " (ကုရ္အာန္ ခဲဘြယ္ေဘာစဥ္က႑ ပါဒ ၈၈ )
"အလိုအေလ်ာက္ေသေသာ တိရိစ ၦာန္၊ ေသြး ၊ ၀က္သား ၊ အလႅာဟ္အသွ်င္ျမတ္အျပင္ အျခားေသာအရာကို ရည္စူးထားေသာ တိရိစ ၦာန္ ၊ လည္လိမ္ညွစ္ပီး ေသေသာတိရိစ ၦာန္ ၊ရိုက္ႏွက္ခံရပီး ေသေသာတိရိစ ၦာန္ ၊ အျမင့္မွက်ပီး ေသေသာတိရိစ ၦာန္ ၊ ဦးခ်ိဳေ၀ွ႕ခံရသျဖင့္ သင္တို႕ ဇဗဟ္လွီးျဖတ္ႏိုင္ေသာ တိရိစာၦန္မွအပ သားရဲတိရိစာၦန္မ်ားမွ ကိုက္ခဲသတ္ျဖတ္ထားေသာ တိရိစ ၦာန္မ်ား ၊ ရုပ္ထု ရုပ္ပြားမ်ားထားရွိရာဌာနမ်ား၌ ပူေဇာ္ပသားရန္ လွီးျဖတ္ထားေသာ တိရိစာၦန္ႏွင့္ မဲျမွားတို႕ျဖင့္ ကံစမ္းျခင္းသည္ အသင္တို႕အဖို႕ "ဟရာမ္" စားသံုးခြင့္မရွိဟု တားျမစ္ထားျပီး ျဖစ္ေလသည္။ ဤသည္တို႕မွာ ျပစ္မွဴ႕ဒုစရိုက္မ်ားပင္။(ကုရ္အာန္ ခဲဘြယ္ေဘာစဥ္က႑ ပါဒ ၃ )
ဤသို႕အားျဖင့္ အလႅာဟ္ တားျမစ္ထားေသာ အစားအေသာက္မ်ားကို ေရွာင္ရွားႏိုင္ေစေရးအတြက္ အေကာင္းဆံုးနည္းလမ္းမွာ မြတ္စလင္မ္တို႕သည္ မြတ္စလင္မ္တို႕အခ်င္းခ်င္း လွီးျဖတ္ခ်က္ျပဳတ္ထားေသာ မြတ္စလင္မ္ဆိုင္မ်ားတြင္ စားေသာက္ျခင္းမွတပါး အျခားမရွိႏိုင္ပါ။
တရားေတာ္က တားျမစ္ထားေသာ အရာမဟုတ္သည့္ အျခားအစားအစာမ်ားကိုမူ စားသံုးခြင့္ထားရွိပါသည္။ သည့္အတြက္ေၾကာင့္ပင္ ဘာသာျခားသူတို႕ ဖြင့္လွစ္ေရာင္းခ်ေသာ လက္ဖက္ရည္ဆိုင္မ်ား၌ပင္ မြတ္စလင္မ္တို႕ လက္ဖက္ရည္ ေသာက္ေနမွဴ႕မ်ားကို လက္ေတြ႕ေတြ႕ျမင္ႏိုင္ၾကေပသည္။ အျခားေသာ လူသံုးကုန္ပစၥည္းမ်ားကိုလည္း ဘာသာျခားတို႕ေရာင္းခ်ေသာ ဆိုင္မ်ားတြင္ အျပန္အလွန္ ၀ယ္ယူေနၾကသည္မွာလည္း မျငင္းႏိုင္ေသာ သက္ေသ သာဓကတစ္ရပ္ပင္။ "ခင္ရာေဆြမ်ိဳး၊ၿမိန္ရာဟင္းေကာင္း" ဆိုသည့္ ေရွးလူႀကီးသူမတို႕ဧ။္ ဆိုရိုးစကားကိုလည္း မေမ့အပ္ပါ။
ဘာသာတရားတိုင္းသည္ သေဘာထားႀကီးမႈ႕ကိုသာ သင္ၾကားၾကပါသည္။ သို႕ရာတြင္ ဘာသာတရား၏ သင္ၾကားခ်က္ စည္းေဘာင္ထက္ေက်ာ္လြန္ကာ ဘာသာ၀င္တစ္ခ်ိဳ႕တြင္ကား အယူသည္း အစြန္းေရာက္မႈ႔ မ်ားလည္း ဘာသာတရားအသီးသီးဧ။္ ဘာသာ၀င္တိုင္းတြင္ ရွိႏိုင္ပါသည္။ဤသည္ ထုိပုဂၢိဳလ္မ်ားဧ။္ ကိုယ္ပုိင္ျပသနာသာ ျဖစ္ပါသည္။
အစၥလာမ္သည္ အယူသည္းမႈ႕ကို ဘယ္အခါမွ်အားမေပးပါ မတိုက္တြန္းပါ။သင္ၾကားမႈ႕လည္းမရွိပါ။ ေအာက္တြင္ေဖာ္ျပထားေသာ ကုရ္အာန္အာယသ္ေတာ္ႏွင့္ တမန္ေတာ္ျမတ္ႀကီးဧ။္ မိန္႕ခြန္းမ်ားသည္ ၀င့္၀င့္ၾကြားၾကြား သက္ေသခံပါလိမ့္မည္။
" အသင္တို႕သည္ ဘာသာသာသနာေရးရာ၌ အယူသည္းအစြန္းေရာက္ျခင္း မျပဳၾကေလႏွင့္" (ကုရ္အာန္ အမ်ိဳးသမီးမ်ားက႑ ပါဒ ၁၇၁ )
" ဘာသာတရား၌ အယူသည္းအစြန္းေရာက္မွဴ႕အား အထူးေရွာင္ရွားၾကေလကုန္။ အသင္တို႕အရင္ကရွိခဲ့ၾကေသာ သူတို႕သည္ ဘာသာသာသနာအေရး၌ အယူသည္း အစြန္းေရာက္မႈ႕ ေၾကာင့္သာလွ်င္ ပ်က္စီးခဲ့ၾကရေလသည္။"
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