Wednesday, September 19, 2012

News: Pakatan says ready to rule Malaysia

News: Pakatan says ready to rule Malaysia

News: Pakatan says ready to rule Malaysia

Posted: 19 Sep 2012 08:58 AM PDT

By Mohd Farhan Darwis (The Malaysian Insider)
September 19, 2012
PR's leaders believe their track records in the states they govern adequately show their ability to administer the country. — File pic

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 ― Pakatan Rakyat (PR) leaders are convinced of their fitness to govern the country if Barisan Nasional (BN) loses hold of Putrajaya in the coming polls, pointing to their achievements in the four states they currently lead.The three-party pact of DAP, PKR and PAS now administer the states of Selangor, Penang, Kedah and Kelantan, following their historic electoral performance in Election 2008 when they denied BN its customary two-thirds parliamentary majority.

DAP publicity secretary Tony Pua noted that in 2008, PR had not expected to make the gains it did, much less being voted into four state administrations.

"But we succeeded," he said. "Now, we are really ready and that is proof that we are ready to rule."

Today, the Petaling Jaya Utara MP added that it PR will be judged based on its policies and not just the personalities behind them.

"The policies are more important… it does not matter who becomes a minister, it is the policy (that matters)," he said.

"It doesn't matter who is elected (from PR), we are definitely much better (than BN)."

In a forum on Sunday, several political observers questioned PR's readiness to rule the country if it wins the coming polls, saying that there were many unresolved issues that could blight the pact's performance.

The observers pointed to the protracted and unresolved dispute between Islamist party PAS and secular DAP over the formation of an Islamic state and implementation of hudud law, a contentious topic in Muslim-majority but secular Malaysia.

Lawyer Andrew Khoo pointed out that PR has also not formed a "shadow Cabinet" to indicate their suggested replacements for the current BN administration, saying this restricts the pact's credibility and confidence in its readiness to govern.

"Although they have a common policy in Buku Jingga… (the) inability or reluctance of PR to form a shadow Cabinet… has meant they are unable to articulate what their policy is going to be," he had said.

Like Pua, PAS vice-president Salahuddin Ayub also disagreed with the observers and recounted PR's achievements in the states it governs as an example of the pact's ability.

He said PR's track record was strong enough to dispel doubts over the abilities of its leaders, even if they have never governed the entire country.

"I feel what is more important is our integrity and our track record… these are the most valuable assets that the PR governments have shown they possess.

"We have produced many qualified leaders who can be trusted… no misappropriation or abuse like leaders from BN," said the Kubang Kerian MP, adding that he was proud of PR's mentri besars and chief minister.

"For three consecutive years, the Auditor-General's Report has proven that we have governed well," he said.

Agreeing with her colleagues, PKR vice-president Nurul Izzah Anwar said that not only did PR's track record prove its competence, the pact's joint manifesto has also bound all three parties together and shown that they are a united front.

"World history and democracies have shown that it is the wants and choices of the people that will decide who should be given the mandate to rule.

"If the people's aspirations are not fulfilled, the people will be the judge and select a replacement… on national level, almost all policies and issues of PR have been used by BN," she said.

The BN coalition has been the only federal government since the country was formed, having previously ruled as the Alliance Party.

Extracted from The Malaysian Insider:

Pengerusi & Timb Pengerusi SPR Perlu Letak Jawatan Segera Atau Mahu Masuk Penjara?

Posted: 19 Sep 2012 10:03 AM PDT

Pengundi luar negara desak bos SPR undur

Tidak puas hati dengan kelewatan Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya (SPR) bagi membolehkan warganegara Malaysia di luar negara mengundi pos, kumpulan pendesak MyOverseasVote (MOV) mendesak dua pemimpin utama badan itu meletakkan jawatan.

MOV yang ditubuhkan bagi melobi hak mengundi mereka mendakwa pengerusi SPR Atan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof dan timbalannya Wan Ahmad Wan Omar menipu rakyat Malaysia di negara asing.

SPR juga menghina syor yang dibuat oleh jawatankuasa pilihan khas parlimen (PSC) berhubung penambahbaikan sistem pilihan raya, yang diluluskan Dewan Rakyat, kata MOV dalam kenyataannya semalam.

MOV merujuk kepada kenyataan Abdul Aziz Jumaat lalu bahawa Pejabat Peguam Negara masih mengkaji sama ada pindaan Akta Pilihan Raya diperlukan bagi membolehkan pengundian pos kumpulan itu.

Sementara itu, MOV juga membariskan kronologi peristiwa yang didakwa menggambarkan SPR tiada hasrat untuk memberikan hak pengundian pos kepada mereka dalam pilihan raya umum akan datang.

Ulasan GB

Seperti biasa, kedua-dua mangkuk ini akan memekakkan telinganya, TETAPI kita ingin memberi amaran bahawa hukum kebenaran dan keadilan akan tetap mengambil tempatnya.

Mereka boleh menipu rakyat Malaysia, tetapi mereka tidak boleh menipu kebenaran apatahlagi Tuhan.

Mengikut pemerhatian GB, berdasarkan kepada tindakan-tindakan kedua-dua penjawat awam ini yang melakukan kerja secara tidak adil dan senget sebelah, mereka akan tetap ke penjara bersama-sama mereka yang curang di dalam perkhidmatan mereka, di satu hari nanti.

GB dan sekalian rakyat yang memperjuangkan kebenaran dan keadilan akan tetap berdoa semuga ianya menjadi kenyataan FULLSTOP

Taib Malaysia's richest man vs Forbes Robert Kuok

Posted: 19 Sep 2012 08:02 AM PDT

Groundbreaking study details Taib's US$21bil empire
9:06PM Sep 19, 2012
A ground-breaking report released by Swiss-based NGO Bruno Manser Fund (BMF) estimated the assets of Sarawak Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud's family at US$21 billion (RM64 billion).

The report was entitled 'The Taib Timber Mafia: Facts and Figures on Politically Exposed Persons from Sarawak, Malaysia'.

The wealth of Taib himself has been put at a whopping US$15 billion (RM46 billion), making him Malaysia's richest man.

Taib has outstripped tycoon Robert Kuok who has US$12.5 billion.

The report  was released today in Brussels to coincide with a visit by the Malaysian Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Bernard Dompok to the European Commission.

The Shame That Killed The Baby

Posted: 19 Sep 2012 08:00 AM PDT

More than 14 years ago, I sat patiently I sat in the waiting room of my gyny's clinic waiting for my turn. Before me was a leggy beauty who looked quite familiar...I was not sure who she was until it was my turn to see the doctor.

As always, I greeted my doctor and after the usual procedures, she asked me if I knew the patient. Naturally, I said she was vaguely familiar and that she could be an undergraduate. Later on, I was told that the beauty was studying in Australia and was pregnant. However, her boyfriend had abandoned her and she had decided to go through the pregnancy and put up her baby for adoption to barren couple who wanted to adopt the baby. She did not come home for a year and stayed at a friend's home to hide her pregnancy. Apparently, she graduated, became very successful in the corporate world in another Asian country and recently married an expatriate. She is smart, lucky, successful and most importantly, gave that love child a chance to live. But not all have such happy endings.

Last Sunday, a twenty year old unwed mother flung her newborn out of the window of her third floor apartment at the Desa Mentari Apartments in Petaling Jaya after hiding her pregnancy for months. Who killed the baby?

Check out the following editorial taken from HERE.


SHE hid her pregnancy for many agonising months. But when she finally gave birth, her "secret" unravelled in the most horrifying way when she flung her newborn out of the window of her third floor apartment.

On the surface, the infant was killed by her 20-year-old unwed mother. But look deeper and it is actually shame that took away that little baby's life.

Because this almost unimaginable act which took place on Sunday in the Desa Mentari Apartments in Petaling Jaya is an indictment of how our society treats unmarried mothers and babies born out of wedlock.

The 20-year-old, a factory worker, is not the first mother to kill her child in such a horrifying way. Last October, a 19-year-old restaurant trainee also threw her baby out of her second floor apartment in Selayang. That baby too was alive when he was thrown out. Other women have resorted to trying to flush their infants down toilets, throwing them into dumpsters or simply abandoning them.

Each time it happens, we start our litany on declining morals, lack of religious knowledge and negligent parents.

Then, we follow up with a chorus on the need for spiritual guidance, sex education and vigilance. We even set up a few baby hatches for mothers to leave their unwanted offspring.

If the "soft" approach didn't work, the authorities can threaten to charge these young mothers with murder, and judges can mete out heavy deterrent punishments.

We have done this song and dance repeatedly, but the same scenes keep playing a girl hides her pregnancy, gives birth alone and the baby is abandoned or dies. The child is either discovered mercifully alive or tragically dead and then the ensuing uproar.

In the last five years, more than 400 cases of abandoned babies have been reported and the mothers are almost always teenage girls.

We can be outraged all we want, and focus our anger at these young women.

But ultimately, it is we who have failed these girls.

These baby-dumping cases are direct indictments of our failure to recognise and address our blinkered approach to young people's sexuality. We teach and preach to our children that they should abstain from premarital sex, and expect them to obey blindly. Then, we clam up and do not talk about sex to them, as though acknowledging its existence would be some form of consent for them to engage in sex.

It has only created an unforgiving environment where pregnant girls would not seek help for fear of bringing shame to their families, and risk the community's condemnation.

We do this vigorously, even as our children are inundated with sexually-charged messages through the media and Internet, and even with so much evidence of young people being sexually active.

We offer them no strategy other than abstinence. We terrorise our children especially girls into being ashamed of their bodies and sexuality.

It is a scenario that creates a veil of ignorance, and the result are babies born out of unwanted pregnancies.

Sure, we can continue to be in denial and think that engaging in premarital sex is a moral issue. But young people being sexually active really is a public health matter that requires pragmatic policies.

The reality is our young do not have easy access to reproductive health information and services; some of these young mothers didn't even know they were pregnant. There are also few facilities and services for them to learn about and prevent unwanted pregnancies, and protect themselves from sexually transmitted diseases.

But beyond all that, we need to stop the condemnation and do what is right by our children. We need to end the shame, remove the stigma and instead offer compassion and support when they need it most.

The Technological Milestone

Posted: 19 Sep 2012 06:46 AM PDT

Check out 2012 – The Most Important Year Yet in Technology by Alex Daley AT THIS LINK.

I was particularly interested in second half of the article that discussed The Rise of the Robot.


The Rise of the Robot

Robotics is not a new industry; any autoworker can attest to that. The very first robotic welding system was launched in 1964 in a General Motors plant in NJ. Ever since, the public imagination has been fired by visions of a world where robots replaced deadening human labor in every factory and warehouse, and robotic butlers served our every whim.

While nothing quite like either scenario has occurred in the ensuing years, industrial robotics has been growing at a steady pace, and now has become a $12 billion dollar per year industry. Robots provide precision welding at a breakneck pace; they lift and twist and turn remarkably heavy items; and take on other work that would be dangerous if not impossible for people do manually. But, while the industry continues to grow, it does so at an anemic pace, just barely outpacing global GDP growth.

However, there is another half to the market: service robots. Roughly defined, it's anything not industrial. Or, anything that doesn't help manufacture something. Instead, service robots help us complete more traditional service tasks, from cleaning to delivery. These helpful robots got their start as multi-armed offspring of their industrial brethren in the medical system, helping perform surgeries too delicate for clumsy human hands alone, like this Da Vinci surgical system from Intuitive Surgical:

The growth rate of medical robotics has been astounding and, as uptake from hospitals has skyrocketed, Intuitive has been one of the most successful stocks of the past decade for investors.

However, these types of human-assisted robotics are still a vestige of an earlier age, where robots were fighting with one arm tied behind their back. Or, rather, they were all arms, but were deaf and blind without even a sense of touch to guide them, making it difficult for them to navigate our complex human world.

That's now being addressed with a combination of better and cheaper sensors, and a little bit of intelligence. A number of things had to come together to enable robots to take to the ground (and even in some cases, the air):

· Sensors to navigate the world with. Pioneered mostly by the military—for use in spy satellites, fighter planes and night vision goggles– sophisticated sensors now allow robots to avoid falling down stairs or to judge the distance to an object passing through its path, and they have fallen dramatically in price over the years.

· Algorithms to efficiently navigate in a complicated environment. It's easy enough for everyone except a teenager to figure out how to clean an entire room, but try teaching your laptop how to vacuum. It's an amazingly hard task for a programmer. Add in people and other moving obstructions you can't just run into, and it,s taken decades of programming research to teach computers to move in the real world. But we've done it.

· The power to get the job done. The same technology enhancing electric cars– even if they aren't up to par with gasoline, the rate of change will get them there at some point as they are gaining ground steadily – and making it possible to hold a powerful computer in your jeans' pocket, is now giving robots the power sources they need to enable them to do serious computation and move around the world for hours at a time. Lower power requirements from the increasingly smaller and cheaper components are helping as well.

Those smarts, eyes and ears, and better power sources have all advanced to the point where we can now strap wheels on our robots and get them to do all sorts of things, like the latest, and cheapest yet, robotic lawnmower from Honda. Saturday mornings may never be the same. And, that robotic grass clipper is just one of an arsenal of gutter cleaning, floor mopping, and vacuuming robots now available to save you hours of labor at home.

While you may have seen a few of these home service robots, or may even own one or two of them like I do, the commercial applications are where the autonomous rubber is really meeting the road today.

CLICK HERE for more.

[BONGKAR] Skandal Noh Omar.. Memiliki Kekayaan Luar Biasa Bhgn 1

Posted: 19 Sep 2012 07:42 AM PDT

Maklumat yang akan didedahkan di bawah ini adalah bersumberkan dari para pegawai Kementerian Pertanian (MOA) dan Kementerian Kewangan (MOF) yang sudah tidak tertanggung lagi untuk menutup kepincangan yang dilakukan oleh Menteri Pertanian Datuk Noh Omar berhubung isu 'benih'...

Oleh Warga MOA

(Melibatkan– Noh Omar Menteri MOA, Dato' Hashim KSU MOA dan Datin Naimah Pengarah IPB (Industri Padi Beras)

Menteri Pertanian, Noh Omar telah menyalahgunakan kuasa bagi tender benih padi sah kepada petani tahun 2013/2014. Lihat surat dari Kementerian Kewangan bertarikh 20 Julai 2012 mengenai perkara ini.

Telah disahkan pihak MOF oleh Dato Fauziah Yaacob, Bahagian Perolehan Kerajaan (para 2) bahawa proses penilaian teknikal dan perakuan tender tidak mematuhi kriteria yang ditetapkan dalam dokumen tender dan tidak selaras dengan prinsip-prinsip tender (terdapat 3 kriteria yang dinyatakan).

MOF pada para 3 menyatakan disebabkan keperluan benih yang mendesak serta faktor kesegeraan bagi musim penanaman semasa, maka MOF bersetuju dengan anggaran kos RM164.8juta. MOF pun kena tipu dengan Noh Omar. Tidak ada keperluan mendesak kerana tender yang tamat boleh dilanjutkan secara bulanan (Amalan biasa MOA selama ini). Tiada masalah keperluan benih padi yang mendesak kerana benih padi yang sedia ada mampu memenuhi permintaan sehingga Mac 2013 dan musim penanaman padi antara negeri-negeri tidak serentak.

Noh Omar takut mengenai kedudukannya sebagai menteri MOA jika berlaku pilihanraya awal, sebab itu beliau dengan tergesa-gesa mengarahkan agar tender ini dibuat dengan kadar segera. Tender telah dikeluarkan pada 29 Mac 2012, walaupun kontrak tamat pada 31 Disember 2012. Tidak pernah berlaku dalam sejarah MOA, benih padi dibuat secara tender tergesa-gesa.

Tender dibuat dalam 2 kategori, iaitu 20,000 tan dan 8,000 tan. Untuk 20,000tan, telah diatur awal khas untuk Syarikat Kilang Beras Seri Merbok Sdn. Bhd dan Haji Md. Nor bin Haji Abd. Hamid (M) Sdn. Bhd. (Semua pengusaha-pengusaha benih padi tahu hal ini).

Walaubagaimanapun, Syarikat Kilang Beras Seri Merbok Sdn. Bhd. mendapat tambahan 2,000tan lagi daripada kuota 8,000tan, menjadikan jumlah keseluruhan 22,000tan.

Noh Omar mengarahkan kontrak ini dibuat untuk tempoh 3 tahun yang tidak pernah dibuat oleh MOA sebelum ini (rujuk keratan akhbar mengenai tender), walaubagaimanapun MOF hanya meluluskan untuk 2 tahun sahaja (amalan biasa).

Syarikat Seri Merbok, dipengerusikan oleh Dato Rais (kroni Noh Omar), bekas EXCO Negeri Sembilan, yang digugurkan daripada menjadi wakil rakyat kerana isu rasuah. Sri Merbok juga mempunyai rekod yang buruk. Petani sering mengadu syarikat ini membekalkan benih padi yang tidak berkualiti, antaranya adalah penyakit padi (seed borne disease - penyakit berpunca daripada benih padi) , penyakit karah, padi angin dan padi tidak tumbuh. Sewaktu lawatan YAB Perdana Menteri ke Perlis pada awal tahun 2012, YAB Perdana Menteri terpaksa meluluskan RM4juta tambahan kepada petani di Kedah dan Perlis untuk menyelesaikan masalah padi angin.

Pada Tahun 2011, pertama kali dalam sejarah padi negeri Kedah berlaku kekurangan benih padi yang amat mendesak berpunca daripada kuota yang terlalu besar diberi kepada Syarikat Seri Merbok.

Satu lagi syarikat kroni Noh Omar adalah Syarikat Haji Md. Nor bin Haji Abd. Hamid yang tidak melepasi syarat yang ditetapkan dalam tender. Syarikat ini hanya mempunyai loji benih berkapasiti 8,000tan sahaja (tidak memenuhi syarat tender 20,000 tan). Walaubagaimanapun dengan kuasa Noh Omar, syarikat ini berjaya menyewa loji MADA di Sungai Burung yang mempunyai kapasiti 4,000tan. Secara teknikal ia masih gagal memenuhi syarat 20,000 tan.

Loji MADA di Sungai Burung disewa dengan kadar RM5,000 sebulan sahaja berbanding dengan loji MADA di Ajil, Terengganu berkapasiti 1,250 tan juga disewa dengan RM5,000 sebulan (syarikat lain yang bukan kroni). Noh Omar telah menggunakan kuasa bagi mengarah MADA menetapkan kadar kepada Syarikat Haji Md. Nor bin Haji Abd. Hamid hanya RM5,000 sebulan.

Agensi Kerajaan seperti BERNAS dan KADA yang terlibat secara langsung dengan industri padi dan masing-masing mempunyai loji berkapasiti 10,000 tan dan 6,000 tan serta memenuhi semua syarat-syarat tender tidak berjaya untuk mendapatkan tender ini. Noh Omar telah memberikan kuota kedua-dua agensi ini pada musim lepas kepada Syarikat Haji Md. Nor bin Haji Abd. Hamid dan Syarikat Padi Pukal Parit 7 (Sekincan) Sdn. Bhd. (kroni Noh Omar)

TKSU MOA, Dato Baharum Jani sebelum ini ialah Pengarah IPB (Industri Padi Beras) telah diganti secara mengejut oleh Datin Naimah yang dibawa khas dari MECD bersama-sama datuk Hashim KSU MOA. Dato Baharum Jani tidak mahu bersetongkol dengan Noh Omar berhubung perkara ini. Datin Naimah adalah orang suruhan Noh Omar di MECD. Selepas Noh Omar keluar dari MECD, MARA (dibawah MECD) menghadapi krisis kewangan serius berpunca salahgunakuasa Noh Omar, ketika menjadi Menteri di MECD.

Kuota keseluruhan benih padi negara adalah 80,000tan. Noh Omar dan konco-konconya menguasai 45,000 tan daripada keseluruhan kuota tersebut (Kilang Beras Seri Merbok Sdn. Bhd - 22.000tan, Haji Md. Nor bin Haji Abd. Hamid (M) Sdn. Bhd. - 20,000tan dan Padi Pukal Parit 7 (Sekincan) Sdn. Bhd. - 3,000tan). Jika berlaku apa-apa kepada syarikat-syarikat ini, maka akan berlaku krisis makanan yang serius kepada negara. Noh Omar dijangka mendapat habuan RM30juta daripada skandal ini.


Noh Omar hidup mewah, kaya raya, membeli rumah banglo terbaru berharga RM6juta di Sunway (tidak termasuk kos renovation dan peralatan dalam rumah), jam-jam mewah, kereta-kereta mewah. Pegawai-pegawai beliau seperti Dato' Saiful, Dato' Safie juga hidup mewah kaya raya. Dato' Saiful mampu berbulan madu di London dan tour mengelilingi Eropah (tiket MAS first class). Pegawai Khas beliau, Datuk Bibah mempunyai kereta mewah (Toyota Alphard) beserta pemandu. Tidak ketinggalan juga Bodyguard dan pemandu Noh Omar yang juga hidup mewah dan kaya raya. Begitu juga 10 pegawai-pegawai khas beliau yang lain.

Adalah menjadi harapan kami, warga MOA agar MOF menubuhkan pasukan khas bagi meneliti semula kontrak ini.

Kami pegawai-pegawai MOA, merayu agar YAB Perdana Menteri merangkap Menteri Kewangan MEMBATALKAN segera kontrak ini demi untuk menyelamatkan petani dan industri padi negara. Kami juga merayu agar SPRM segera membuat siasatan mengenai skandal terbesar ini.

Ini adalah satu skandal yang amat serius. Yang menjadi mangsa adalah petani yang miskin. Yang menjadi kaya raya hidup mewah sombong dan bongkak adalah Noh Omar. Noh Omar adalah Menteri Pertanian yang paling korup dalam sejarah Kementerian Pertanian. Beliau umpama lintah darat. Hidup mewah atas keringat dan titik peluh petani yang miskin. Cakap tak serupa bikin. Menuduh orang lain korup, tetapi dialah BAPA KORUP !!!!

Kami warga MOA sekali lagi amat mengharap YAB Perdana Menteri mengambil tindakan tegas kepada Menteri kami yang amat korup ini.

Menteri sekor nie memang banyak masalah, jenis syaitan yang Mahathir dok kata, Kalau jadi MB Selangor mengalahkan Mike Tyson dan Khir Toyo. -kedah.kini

Ulasan GB

Dah terbarai dah. Hanya baru semalam GB ulas mengenai Noh Omar yang GB kira berpura-pura mengamuik di dalam isu burung walit di SINI. Petikan:

GB lihat macam buat-buat mengamuk supaya kelihatan jantan macho gitu...
sebab banyk sangat skandal Noh Omar ni.. kalau tak tunjukkan jantan macho,
takut terbarai semua... :)

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Posted: 19 Sep 2012 04:46 AM PDT

Banduan Lepaskan Diri Dari Kereta Polis Ditangkap Semula

Posted: 19 Sep 2012 04:55 AM PDT

KUANTAN – Seorang banduan yang baru dijatuhi hukuman penjara atas kesalahan dadah bertindak agresif dengan bergelut dan menendang anggota polis yang mengiringinya menyebabkan kereta polis yang mereka naiki terbabas dan merempuh belakang sebuah lori.

Kejadian pada pukul 11.45 pagi di Jalan Kuantan-By Pass dekat Taman Dato Rashid di sini itu menyebabkan tiga anggota polis cedera parah manakala banduan itu pula berjaya melarikan diri.

Anggota polis yang cedera ialah pemandu kereta polis, Konstabel Filyx Lansaver Jinol, 25, Koperal Zulhairi Ramli, 24, dan Koperal Abd. Rashid Ahmad, 51.

Kesemua mangsa yang cedera dirawat di Hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan (HTAA) di sini.
Ketua Polis Daerah Kuantan, Asisten Komisioner Mohd. Jasmani Yusuff berkata, ketika kejadian, kereta polis berkenaan dalam perjalanan membawa banduan terbabit yang baru dijatuhkan hukuman atas kesalahan mengikut Seksyen 39A (2) Akta Dadah Berbahaya 1953.

Mereka bertolak dari Ibu Pejabat Polis (IPD) Kuala Berang, Terengganu menuju ke Penjara Penor di sini.

"Sampai di tempat kejadian banduan terbabit, Roslan Ismail, 32, tiba-tiba bertindak agresif dan bergelut dengan anggota polis sebelum menendang pemandu hingga menyebabkan kereta polis hilang kawalan. Kereta itu terbabas dan melanggar sebuah lori rosak yang diletakkan di bahu kiri jalan menghala ke Kuantan.

"Selepas kejadian itu, banduan terbabit bertindak melarikan diri dengan tangan bergari menuju ke kawasan hutan berhampiran taman berkenaan," kata beliau kepada pemberita di sini.

Menurut beliau, seorang saksi yang berada di tempat kejadian cuba mengejar banduan terbabit dan menyuruh banduan itu menyerah diri namun dia tidak mengendahkan arahan itu dan terus menghilangkan diri.

Beliau berkata, pemandu lori berkenaan, Mohd. Zamri Abdul Kadir, 22, yang sedang menggantikan tayar sebelah kiri lorinya yang pancit di situ turut mengalami kecederaan di betis kiri akibat rempuhan kereta polis yang membawa banduan itu.

"Polis kini membuat sekatan jalan di sempadan daerah Kemaman, Maran, Temerloh dan Pekan bagi memburu banduan terbabit," kata beliau.

Polis pada pukul 10.25 malam tadi berjaya memberkas semula banduan itu ketika penjenayah terbabit pergi ke rumah penduduk di Taman Dato Rashid untuk meminta air dengan tangan masih bergari.

Banduan yang berasal dari Terengganu itu dijatuhi hukuman penjara lapan tahun dan sepuluh sebatan oleh Mahkamah Sesyen Kuala Terengganu berkuat kuasa pada 28 Jun lepas.

Polis: Banduan yang melarikan diri ditahan semula

KUANTAN - Seorang banduan yang melarikan diri daripada kawalan polis selepas kereta yang dinaiki terlibat dalam kemalangan jalan raya semalam, berjaya ditahan semula di Taman Dato Rashid, di sini malam tadi.

Banduan berusia 32 tahun itu ditahan pada pukul 10.25 malam apabila dia keluar dari tempat persembunyiannya dan meminta air di sebuah rumah penduduk di taman itu.

Ketua Polis Daerah Kuantan ACP Mohd Jasmani Yusoff berkata banduan terbabit juga minta dibukakan gari namun penduduk kampung segera memaklumkannya kepada polis.

"Banduan itu tidak cedera, hanya sedikit calar di muka kesan daripada kemalangan itu dan dia cuba melarikan diri tetapi berjaya diberkas polis," katanya ketika dihubungi di sini.

Beliau berkata banduan terbabit dibawa ke lokap Ibu Pejabat Polis Daerah Kuantan sebelum dihantar ke Penjara Penor hari ini.

Semalam, tiga anggota polis parah selepas kereta polis yang membawa banduan itu hilang kawalan lalu merempuh belakang sebuah lori rosak yang diletakkan di bahu jalan dekat Taman Dato Rashid di sini.

Dalam kejadian 11.45 pagi itu, kereta polis berkenaan dalam perjalanan membawa banduan terbabit yang baru dijatuhkan hukuman atas kesalahan di bawah Seksyen 39 A (2) Akta Dadah Berbahaya 1953 dari Ibu Pejabat Polis (IPD) Kuala Berang, Terengganu menuju ke Penjara Penor, di sini.

Banduan yang dijatuhi hukuman penjara lapan tahun dan 10 sebatan itu dikatakan bertindak agresif dengan menendang kerusi pemandu kereta polis itu menyebabkan ia hilang kawalan.
- Bernama

Thiri daughter of the arrested Rohingya Dr. Tun Aung with our beloved YAB TDM

Posted: 19 Sep 2012 02:32 AM PDT

A Doctor in Our House:May Allah give his blessings on him..

Thiri daughter of the arrested Rohingya Dr. Tun Aung with our beloved YAB TDM

[DAHSYAT] Pengawal Keselamatan Larikan RM1.2 Juta Setelah Tembak Rakan Sekerja

Posted: 19 Sep 2012 03:03 AM PDT

Taiping – Seorang pengawal keselamatan yang memaksa rakan setugasnya menggunakan laluan lain ketika hendak pulang ke pejabat rupa-rupanya berniat jahat apabila dia disyaki menembak mati mangsa sebelum lesap bersama wang lebih RM1.2 juta semalam.

Gambar: ANGGOTA polis memeriksa sebuah van keselamatan yang terlibat dalam kejadian samun dan bunuh di Taiping semalam.

Kejadian pukul 3 petang di Jalan Tekah-Aulong berdekatan sebuah pasar raya di sini itu mengakibatkan Hasnol Hafiz Saad, 28, mati akibat terkena empat das tembakan dari jarak dekat di dada. Mangsa ditemui mati di tempat duduk pemandu dengan kecederaan parah di perut, dada, bahu kanan dan betis kiri.

Difahamkan, kejadian berlaku ketika mangsa dan suspek dalam perjalanan pulang selepas memungut wang daripada mesin deposit tunai beberapa buah bank di bandar ini.

Suspek yang dikenali sebagai Mohamad Hafizuddin Zainal Abidin, 25, yang menghilangkan diri bersama wang dan selaras senapang kini menjadi buruan polis.

Seorang saksi mendakwa, dia melihat suspek melarikan diri bersama beberapa beg mengandungi wang dengan menaiki sebuah kereta Honda Civic hitam yang berada beberapa meter di belakang van keselamatan tersebut.

Kebiasaannya, mereka akan menggunakan Jalan Taman Long Jaafar di Kampung Boyan di sini iaitu hanya sejauh lima kilometer untuk pulang ke pejabat tetapi semalam Hasnol telah dipaksa menggunakan Jalan Tekah-Aulong selepas mengutip wang. Jarak jalan itu kira-kira 10 kilometer dari pejabat mereka.

Ketua Polis Daerah Taiping, Asisten Komisioner Yusof Mohd. Diah berkata, pemeriksaan mendapati enam daripada 13 karung berisi wang lesap.

"Enam karung itu dipercayai mengandungi wang lebih RM1.2 juta dan siasatan awal mendapati bahagian luar van itu tidak mempunyai kesan dilanggar.

"Tempat kejadian bukan laluan yang biasa digunakan untuk pulang ke pejabat selepas mengutip wang. Van itu didapati terbabas di kiri jalan dipercayai akibat tindakan agresif suspek," kata Yusof yang masih menyiasat jumlah sebenar wang yang dilarikan serta penglibatan individu lain.

Tambahnya, polis kini giat memburu Mohamad Hafizuddin bagi membantu siasatan mengikut Seksyen 302 Kanun Keseksaan. Mayat mangsa dibawa ke Hospital Taiping di sini untuk bedah siasat.

Orang ramai yang mempunyai maklumat mengenai kejadian itu diminta menghubungi Ibu Pejabat Polis Daerah Taiping di talian 05-829 1222. -Kosmo

A Bowl Of Motherly Encouragement...^_^

Posted: 19 Sep 2012 02:26 AM PDT

H is beaming with excitement.
She wants to start selling red velvet cu*cakes and whatever delicacies she knows how to whi* via the internet.

Studying engineering has not made her disregard her frequent flour hobby..
F our chief chef, was the one who started this recent cooking frenzy.
Her friends in Oregon loves all her dishes; she can even throw in any no rule reci*e and it will still turn out ever tasty.

The kitchen sink was always like a tsunami with unwashed utensils..frightening!
Anyway, I must make H's dream come true.
She wants to try a *art-time business!
I'm *roud of her.. about to venture into something that I shudder and is clueless of.

"Okay..make only when there are your best.
I will invest in a bigger cake mixer.
The one we have is rather small".

She was ecstatic.
Who knows what the bright future holds..time will tell.
May Allah SWT bless us all with lots of wonderful things ahead..
Thank you God..

[BERGAMBAR] Agong Bangga - Kolej Universiti Insaniah (KUIN) Hampir Siap

Posted: 19 Sep 2012 01:00 AM PDT

KUIN dari ilmu terbatas ke profesional: Agong bangga

ALOR SETAR: Seri Paduka Baginda Yang diPertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah melahirkan rasa gembira atas pencapaian Kolej Universiti Insaniah (KUIN) yang telah berkembang kepada pelbagai ilmu pengajian profesional.

"Beta juga merasa gembira kerana KUIN yang dahulunya hanya mempunyai kurikulum dan bidang ilmu yang kecil dan terbatas serta tumpuan hanya diberikan kepada pengajian Islam.

"Kini telah berkembang menjadi IPT yang menyediakan program profesional seperti perubatan, kejuruteraan, multimedia, hospitaliti, kaunseling, perbankan dan kewangan Islam," titah baginda.

Tuanku Abdul Halim yang juga Canselor KUIN bertitah demikian ketika majlis konvokesyan ke-14 Kolej Universiti Insaniah (KUIN) di sini, 17 September lalu dan berkenan menyampaikan ijazah sarjana dan ijazah sarjana muda kepada kira-kira 300 graduan. -HD

Universiti 'lima bintang' akan siap hujung tahun ini

KUALA KETIL – Kampus Kolej Universiti Insaniah (KUIN) Kuala Ketil dijangka siap hujung tahun ini. Ianya akan menjadi universiti 'lima bintang' bagi rakyat Kedah apabila ianya siap nanti.

Menteri Besar Kedah, YAB Dato' Seri DiRaja Ustaz Azizan Abdul Razak bersyukur kerana perjalanan pembinaan Kolej Universiti Insaniah (KUIN) berjalan dengan lancar dan ianya dijangkakan siap hujung tahun ini.

"Bayangkan kita hanya kerajaan negeri bukan pusat tapi kita mampu membina sebuah universiti walaupun tanpa bantuan pusat satu sen pun dan orang Kuala Ketil panggil KUIN sebagai unversiti lima bintang," ujarnya berjenaka.

Beliau berkata demikian semasa bercakap dalam sidang media selepas mesyuarat exco di sini.
-kedah la

One-Of-A-Kind Liveable City Seminar By Year's End

Posted: 18 Sep 2012 11:06 PM PDT



ARCHITECTS, BUILDING DESIGNERS AND DEVELOPERS can look forward to a special liveable city seminar that will be held in Petaling Jaya by the end of the year. 

One of the purpose of the event is to ensure the inclusion of proper facilities for citizens with disabilities in public buildings. 

The occasion, which is endorsed by the Petaling Jaya

Najib, Rais, MCMC and TM must read this!

Posted: 18 Sep 2012 10:38 PM PDT

Don't blame Rais Yatim and his ministry. The MCMC, one of the agencies under Rais purview is not the only one to shoulder the burden.

Its the system, the government's regulation and over-protectionism for some of its GLCs. While the Ministry of Information, Communication and Culture is responsible to sanction, recommend and implement, some of the government's unpractical policies are just there to stay!

We are inching toward becoming a fully-developed nation by the year 2020, and that is less than eight years from now. However, major hiccups in the telecommunication sector is dampening a comprehensive effort in enhancing the sector and its related services.

According to the Global Competitiveness Report 2012-2013, Malaysia's position in the area of international internet bandwidth took a significant slump, from 60th to 83rd among the 144 countries under the survey.

Our broadband internet subscription per 100 population also slipped from 62nd to 68th while our position in mobile broadband subscription per 100 population stood at 64, worse than than of some African nations!

So, how will the telecommunication and communication sectors cushion the impact of hefty demand for such services when we near 2020?

Being some of the factors that contributed to Malaysia's downward standing (from 21st to 25th), the government, via Rais ministry should consider taking up a more aggressive approach in gearing up such services.

The MCMC, especially those appointed to steer it must open up their mind to new ideas, keeping abreast with latest technology and adopting a more friendlier engagement to new players in the communication industry.

Rais' ministry has a challenging task in meeting the demands and also in meting problems of constraint expertise in the area. The status of a developed nation will not be complete without a commanding telecommunication and communication facilities.

 While the government should also open up the doors to new players with the right set of technology in telecommunication sector, the MCMC must also engage them (the new players) in a more positive manner, and not by telling them 'I will pull (revoke) your license' during a handshake! I don't want to name the MCMC personel but I hope such a bad attitude will change or we will take you to task over your arrogance!

What is our broadband penetration rate now? About 62 per cent? With a 2 per cent acceleration rate per annum, we will only be able to cover about 76 per cent of the nation by year 2020, and that will not reflect the status of a fully-developed nation.

The government, on the other hand is not contributing much. Its policy in protecting some of its GLCs, particularly Telekom Malaysia (TM) is hindering MCMC and others in finding the right tempo to enhance its services.

However, I am also perturbed at the government's call for new players to come in and complement the industry. We actually failed to walk the talk.

While encouraging more local entrepreneurs to jump onto the bandwagon, we imposed a grip on the telecommunication giant, Telekom Malaysia. The government provides it with a full protection to the extent that no other players could come close to it.

TM is afraid of competitions, let alone an idea to complement its services in speeding up the internet penetration to the whole country. To TM, such a move would lead to its eventual demise. In other words, new players could maul TM!

That shouldn't be the case.

Companies like Syarikat Jalur Lebar Nasional (Jalenas) acquires the right knowledge and technology to complement TM but Rais's ministry, the MCMC and the government treat Jalenas with askance, sharing the same sentiment with TM!

To date, Jalenas is the only Bumiputra company with experts in the latest broadband technology, acquiring it from Sweden, the world's hub for broadband.

However, we are not receptive to changes. MCMC refused to recognise Jalenas and take it as a partner but to snub the company with its bullying tactics. Prime Minister Najib who launched Jalenas' first project in Kuantan in 2009 is also ignoring its plight, not understanding the paramount need for engaging the latest telecommunication technology for the country.

But I believe Najib is too busy with his routine. So, Rais has to step in and advise the PM on the issue or his ministry will have to take the blame over the sluggish work of the MCMC. Or, does Rais himself understands such needs?

We need to be more open. The government should open up the door to companies like Jalenas to joint hands with MCMC and TM in complementing such a big task in wiring up the whole nation. Even a 90 per cent penetration by the year 2020 will not reflect our fully-developed status.

Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) is an example of how a GLC adopts an open door policy by inviting the Independent Power Producers (IPPs) to complement its task in lighting up the whole country. And even with the present number of IPPs, some corners of Malaysia are still in the dark.

We would like to see an openness in managing our communication and telecommunication sectors. Not only that we must open up TM, we must also engage the right people to sit at the MCMC, the people who have the ability to monitor world's innovation and applying it, not a bunch of so-called experts who only warm their seat!

The government, on the other hand, has to employ the right minds who can work and advise the Cabinet on such matters, not a group of 'yesmen' whose role is to 'aye' everything the government decides on.

I hate comparing Malaysia with Singapore but the Republic is at world's no.4 in broadband connectivity, running a 1gbps (giga bytes per second) as compared to Malaysia's between 20-45mbps (mega bytes per second). In South Korea, its between 500 to 800mbps while in Cambodia and Vietnam, its between 50 to 200mbps.

Have you heard that some personal at the Defense Ministry (Mindef) have to fork out extra money from their own pocket to enhance internet speed at their office which stands at only between 2-15mbps?

What a shame!

Kenyataan Media: Dana Khas Pengakuan Terbuka Kerajaan Gagal Tangani Jenayah

Posted: 18 Sep 2012 09:14 PM PDT

Warga Wilayah Persekutuan amnya dan Kuala Lumpur khususnya berasa serba-sedikit lega tatkala mendengar khabar penubuhan dana khas Tabung Keselamatan 1Wilayah untuk membantu meningkatkan tahap keselamatan kawasan-kawasan perumahan sekitar ibu kota.
Namun, langkah ini hanyalah satu usaha bersifat sementara yang tidak benar-benar menyelesaikan peningkatan kadar jenayah yang dihadapi warga Kuala Lumpur yang memerlukan perubahan dasar dan pendekatan mengatasi kadar jenayah yang lebih tersusun.
Malah langkah menubuhkan dana ini membuktikan bahawa Kerajaan Persekutuan telah gagal dalam tanggungjawab mencegah jenayah disebabkan 3 faktor:
1) Kerajaan Persekutuan gagal menugas semula (redeploy) anggota-anggota Polis Di-Raja Malaysia – terutama dari Cawangan Khas dan Pasukan Simpanan Persekutuan (FRU) - untuk meningkatkan jumlah anggota polis yang bertugas dalam Jabatan Siasatan Jenayah terutama sebagai pegawai penyiasat;
2) Kerajaan Persekutuan dan khususnya Menteri Wilayah Persekutuan gagal mengutamakan warga kota apabila bersetuju menempatkan semula Ibu Pejabat Polis Daerah (IPD) seperti IPD Brickfields jauh dari pusat-pusat penduduk, yang secara langsung mahupun tidak merumitkan proses pemantauan jenayah di Brickfields sebagai contoh;
3) Kerajaan Persekutuan gagal menangani masalah jenayah secara dasar, sistemik, dan menyeluruh kerana semua sedar bahawa jenayah berkait dengan keadaan ekonomi yang lemah; malah, Menteri Wilayah Persekutuan dan Kesejahteraan Bandar cuba untuk "menghilangkan" isu "miskin bandar" dengan pengumuman penghapusan miskin tegar menerusi paras Garis Kemiskinan  lapuk (Poverty Line Index) satu ketika dahulu.
Tanggungjawab Keselamatan Diswastakan?
Saya turut menggesa pihak Kementerian Wilayah Persekutuan dan Kesejahteraan Bandar agar mendedahkan sebarang perjanjian yang dibuat di antara pihak Kementerian dan semua pihak yang memberi sumbangan kepada tabung ini – Persatuan Pemaju Hartanah dan Perumahan Malaysia (REHDA) dilaporkan menyumbang sejumlah RM1 juta, sebagai contoh – yang jelas membuktikan bahawa:
1) Tugas dan tanggungjawab keselamatan yang sepatutnya dilaksanakan Kerajaan Pusat sebagai satu khidmat awam asas telah pun diswastakan di dalam bentuk 'perkhidmatan kubu keselamatan' (neighborhood security fortress)  di kawasan-kawasan perumahan oleh syarikat-syarikat keselamatan swasta – di mana kos bayaran perkhidmatan yang ditanggung merupakan satu bentuk 'subsidi' yang bukan sahaja patut dikembalikan kepada penduduk di dalam bentuk rebat cukai (tax rebate) tetapi ia juga berbentuk diskriminasi kerana hanya kawasan-kawasan di mana penduduk yang mampu sahaja akan memperolehi perkhidmatan keselamatan swasta yang lebih daripada majoriti penduduk kurang mampu
2) Kaedah kepolisian yang dibantu peralatan seperti kamera CCTV memerlukan sistem yang lebih mantap dan teratur melebihi apa yang mungkin dapat dipasang dengan dana khas ini mengikut piawaian liputan pantauan (security monitoring coverage) yang mesti ditetapkan dan dimaklumkan kepada umum
3) Dan sepatutnya sistem kamera CCTV termasuk pemasangan lampu di kawasan gelap wajib DISEGERAKAN dan bukan menunggu pengumuman dan pelancaran yang nampak seperti satu kempen publisiti ketika harta dan keselamatan rakyat makin tergugat
Sudah tiba masanya pemusatan kuasa dihentikan termasuk perkhidmatan polis serta pilihan raya  kerajaan tempatan dikembalikan kepada rakyat setempat agar kebertanggungjawapan dan ketelusan perkhidmatan awam yang menjadi asas demokrasi dapat menjaminkan aspirasi rakyat ditunaikan dan bukan dipolitikkan melalui perangkaan jenayah NKRA yang tidak tepat  mahupun usaha 'penswastaan keselamatan' dengan pengumuman dana khas contohnya.
Oleh demikian, saya menggesa kerajaan dan pihak yang betanggungjawab memberitahu apa perancanagan SEGERA dan BERKESAN untuk mengatasi kadar jenayah yang bertambah buruk – dalam semangat keterbukaan, demi kesejahteraan warga Malaysia amnya dan warga Wilayah Persekutuan khususnya.
Nurul Izzah Anwar
Ahli Parlimen Lembah Pantai, merangkap Naib Presiden KEADILAN

Gadis Dirogol Oleh "Syaitan Yang Dikenali" Di Bilik Air

Posted: 18 Sep 2012 10:30 PM PDT

Kuala Lipis - Berikutan tidak mampu mengawal nafsu serakah, seorang lelaki sanggup menceroboh rumah seorang gadis sunti di Kampung Gemunchor, di sini, kira-kira jam 10 malam kelmarin.

Lebih menyayat hati, suspek bersama dua rakan sanggup mengikat ibu gadis terbabit sebelum mengheret mangsa yang berusia 17 tahun ke dalam bilik air lalu merogolnya.

Gambar: Mangsa diheret dari bilik tidurnya sebelum dirogol dalam bilik air.

Ketua Polis Daerah, Superintendan Abdul Razak Hassan berkata, sebelum kejadian berlaku, suspek bersama dua rakannya dipercayai pergi ke rumah mangsa dengan menaiki sebuah kereta.

"Suspek dan dua rakannya menaiki sebuah kereta dan berhenti di hadapan rumah mangsa sebelum memecah masuk melalui pintu belakang yang tidak berkunci.

"Suspek kemudiannya mengikat ibu mangsa di bahagian dapur sebelum mengheret mangsa yang ketika itu berada di rumah tamu ke bilik air untuk merogolnya," katanya, di sini, semalam.

Abdul Razak berkata, selepas merogol mangsa, suspek bertindak merampas gelang tangan emas milik ibu mangsa sebelum melarikan diri.

Suspek turut menggeledah bilik tidur mangsa untuk mencari barang berharga

"Namun dalam keadaan tergesa-gesa, gelang tangan itu terjatuh di pekarangan rumah mangsa. Mangsa kemudiannya bertindak berlari ke rumah kakaknya yang terletak kira-kira 500 meter untuk meminta pertolongan," katanya.

Abdul Razak berkata, mangsa kemudiannya dibawa ke Ibu Pejabat Polis Daerah Lipis untuk membuat laporan polis sebelum dihantar ke hospital bagi mendapatkan rawatan susulan.

"Berdasarkan siasatan awal daripada mangsa dan ibunya, polis percaya suspek mengenali keluarga terbabit. Ibu mangsa juga dipercayai dapat mengecam suspek berdasarkan bentuk tubuhnya.

"Polis giat mengesan suspek yang dipercayai tinggal berhampiran dengan rumah mangsa,"

Manakala, mangsa pula menerima rawatan di Hospital Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah, Temerloh, akibat cedera selepas bergelut dengan suspek.

Acu parang

Sementara itu, nenek mangsa yang mahu dikenali sebagai Wan ketika ditemui Sinar Harian memberitahu, dia turut berada dalam sebuah bilik di rumah sama ketika kajadian itu berlaku.

Wan berkata, anaknya berada di dapur, sementara cucunya pula sedang mengemas pakaian dalam bilik tidur kerana mahu kembali ke asrama sekolahnya, semalam.

Kemudian dia dikejutkan dengan kekecohan di ruang dapur sebelum mendengar anak dan cucunya meminta tolong.

"Saya keluar dari bilik selepas mendengar suasana kecoh di dapur sebelum melihat dua lelaki sedang mengacukan golok ke leher anak saya. Kemudian, saya nampak seorang lagi lelaki mengheret cucu keluar dari bilik dan dibawa ke bilik air," katanya.

Suspek dipercayai memecah masuk melalui pintu belakang yang tidak berkunci.

Menurutnya, akibat ketakutan, dia masuk ke dalam bilik sebelum menolak katil ke pintu untuk menghalang penjenayah masuk.

"Penjenayah itu menendang pintu bilik, tapi tak dapat membukanya. Ketika itu, saya masih dengar jeritan anak dan cucu meminta tolong. Saya hanya mampu menangis sambil berdoa supaya keluarga tidak diapa-apakan penjenayah itu," katanya.

Mangsa pengsan

Wan berkata, lebih kurang 15 minit kemudian, keadaan kembali tenang apabila semua penjenayah melarikan diri. Menurutnya, dia memberanikan diri keluar dari bilik untuk melihat anak dan cucunya.

"Ketika keluar, saya dapati anak saya sedang menangis, manakala cucu sudah tiada dalam rumah kerana keluar meminta bantuan kakaknya yang tinggal berhampiran," katanya.

Manakala, kakak mangsa yang enggan dikenali berkata, adiknya berlari dalam keadaan separuh bogel ke rumahnya untuk meminta pertolongan.

"Saya mendengar jeritan adik meminta tolong dan memberitahu dia bersama ibu jadi mangsa rompakan. Namun saya terkejut apabila melihat dia dalam keadaan separuh bogel dan memberikan sehelai kain batik untuk dipakai sebelum dia pengsan di rumah saya," katanya.

Sinar Harian difahamkan seorang daripada suspek adalah bekas banduan berusia dalam lingkungan 50-an yang pernah menjalani hukuman penjara atas kesalahan rogol. Lelaki itu dikatakan sudah mengamati pergerakan mangsa ketika bertemu di sebuah kenduri beberapa hari sebelum kejadian.

Ulasan GB

Inilah padahnya hukum Islam dipersendakan, angkah jenayah di putarbelitkan....
maka hukum kebenaran itu akan sentiasa mendedahkan bahawa jenayah kian berleluasa...

Lessons from Tomatoes!

Posted: 18 Sep 2012 07:45 PM PDT

An unemployed man goes to try for a job with Microsoft as a cleaner.

The manager there arranges for an aptitude test (Section: Floors, sweeping and cleaning).

After the test, the manager says: You will be appointed on the scale of $30 per day, let me have your e-mail address, so that I can send a form to complete and advise you where to report for work on your first day.

Taken aback, the unemployed man protests that he is neither in possession of a computer nor of an e-mail address.

To this the MS exist and can therefore hardly expect to be employed. Stunned, the man leaves.

Not knowing where to turn and only having about $10 left, he decides to buy a 10kg box of tomatoes at the supermarket.

Within less than 2 hours, he sells the tomatoes singly at 100% profit. Repeating the process several times more that day, he ends up with almost $100 before going to sleep that night. And thus it dawns on the man that he could quite easily make a living selling tomatoes. Getting up early and earlier every day and going to bed late and later, he multiplies his hoard of profits in quite a short time.

Not too long thereafter, he acquires a cart to transport several dozen boxes of tomatoes, only to have to trade it in again shortly afterwards on a pick-up truck.

By the end of the second year, he is the owner of a fleet of pick-up trucks and manages a staff of a hundred former unemployed people, all selling tomatoes.

Considering the future of his wife and children, he decides to buy some life assurance.

Calling an insurance adviser, he picks an insurance plan to fit his new circumstances. At the end of the telephone conversation, the adviser asks him for his e-mail address in order that he might forward the documentation.

When the man replies that he has no e-mail, the adviser is stunned: "What, you don't even have e-mail?

How on earth have you managed to amass such wealth without the Internet, e-mail and e-commerce?

Just imagine where you would have been by now, if you had been connected from the very start!"

After a moment's silence, the tomato millionaire replied: "Sure! I would have been a cleaner at Microsoft!"

Morals of the story:
1: The Internet, e-mail and e-commerce do not need to rule your life.

2: If you don't have e-mail, but work hard, you can still become a millionaire.

3: Seeing that you got this story via e-mail, you're probably closer to becoming a cleaner than you are to becoming a millionaire. Just kidding!

4: If you do have a computer and e-mail, you're already being taken to the cleaners by Microsoft.


[BONGKAR] Campurtangan Najib & UMNO Di Dalam Projek OPS2020 UIAM

Posted: 18 Sep 2012 08:09 PM PDT

Sepucuk surat bertandatangan perdana menteri Najib Altantuya dengan restu Majlis Tertinggi Umno bertarikh 7 Ogos 2012 yang dihantar kepada Rektor Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia (UIAM), Zaleha Kamaruddin berhubung perlantikan Mizan Hitam menggantikan Nik Ahmad Kamal sebagai Timbalan Rektor universiti itu menjadi bukti terbaru bahawa Najib Altantuya adalah dalang di sebalik sebuah projek yang dipanggil OPS 2020!

Tanpa segan silu menyalahgunakan kedudukan politik dan menggunakan kepala surat Umno bagi maksud tersebut, Najib Altantuya mengarahkan supaya Mizan diberikan kemudahan dan kerjasama sepenuhnya bagi memberi kemenangan kepada mahasiswa pro-Umno (pro-Aspirasi) di universiti itu.

Menurut laman Facebook Buletin UIAM dalam posting terbaru dua jam lalu, OPS 2020 yang digerakkan Umno bertujuan memastikan kemenangan kesemua 20 kumpulan pro-Aspirasi yang condong kepada Umno dan Barisan Nasional (BN) di kesemua institusi pengajian tinggi awam (IPTA) dalam pilihanraya kampus yang bakal diadakan pada 25 September ini.

UIAM antara universiti yang menjadi sasaran utama Umno merampas kerusi majlis perwakilan mahasiswa yang selama ini dipegang pro-Mahasiswa yang pro-Pakatan Rakyat.

Selain UIAM, universiti utama lain seperti Universiti Malaya (UM), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) dan Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) turut dijadikan sasaran buat Umno kerana ia sebenarnya adalah cerminan terhadap keputusan pilihanraya umum yang akan datang.

Projek yang sungguh menjijikkan ini diketuai timbalan menteri belia dan sukan, Razali Ibrahim yang juga pengerusi biro IPT Umno pernah didedah menghadiri satu mesyuarat Think Tank OPS 2020 bersama-sama dengan Tun Faisal Ismail Aziz yang bertindak selaku bos Unit Media Baru Umno.

Surat yang sama dilampirkan kepada Menteri Pengajian Tinggi, Mohamed Khaled Nordin dan Presiden UIAM yang juga bekas Ketua Setiausaha Negara, Sidek Hassan. -jalanpulang

Berikut merupakan kandungan surat Najib Altantuya kepada Zaleha:


Dengan segala hormatnya, perkara di atas adalah dirujuk

2. Adalah dimaklumkan, dengan pengesahan Ahli Majlis Tertinggi UMNO, pelantikan Datuk Prof. Madya Dr. Mizan bin Hitam sebagai Timbalan Rektor Hal Ehwal Pelajar UIAM untuk menggantikan Prof. Dr. Nik Ahmad Kamal bin Nik Mahmood berkuatkuasa serta merta.

3. Sehubungan itu, pelantikan Datuk Prof. Dr. Mizan bin Hitam adalah bertujuan untuk menjayakan projek OPS 2020 bersempena dengan Pilihan Raya Kampus 2012 yang dijadualkan berlangsung pada 25 September 2012. Semoga makluman kepada pihak puan atas pelantikan ini dapat membawa kejayaan dan kegemilangan kepada Pro-Aspirasi untuk memartabatkan Bangsa dan Negara berlandaskan Perlembagaan UMNO.

4. Kerjasama, sokongan dan perhatian yang diberikan amat dihargai dan didahulukan dengan ucapan terima kasih.

Sekian, wassalam.


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