Friday, October 19, 2012

Moro: Anwar supports, Estrada opposes!

Moro: Anwar supports, Estrada opposes!

Moro: Anwar supports, Estrada opposes!

Posted: 19 Oct 2012 10:56 AM PDT

They are good friends, Anwar and former Philippines president Joseph Estrada. While our Opposition Leader supports the peace agreement between Manila and Moro, Estrada is against Malaysia's role in it, accusing Kuala Lumpur of intervening in his country's domestic affair.

Anwar's support, however, fell short of giving credit to the BN government. The statement which he issued did not mention anything about PM Najib witnessing the agreement on Monday.

The manner in which the 'statement of support' was written looks more like HIS OWN GOVERNMENT was the mediator (read Rocky's Bru). He wants the credit!

But what's more interesting is when Estrada told media in Manila that he opposed Malaysia' role in arranging the truce... and for the first time he and Anwar didn't share the same tune!
Although hoping that the framework agreement signed on Monday will pave the way for the creation of a Bangsamoro political entity, former President Joseph Estrada questioned yesterday Malaysia's role in the peace negotiations with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).
Estrada told The STAR the Philippine government must not allow foreign governments to intervene in the country's "internal problems."
"We should prove to them that the Philippines is a sovereign and independent country. We are way ahead of Malaysia in terms of independence," he said.
The government and MILF peace panels conducted 32 formal exploratory talks in Kuala Lumpur, with Malaysia as the chief facilitator.
"I am against the Malaysian government intervening in Philippine affairs. You don't have to ask foreign countries to intervene and encroach on our sovereignty," Estrada said.
Estrada also expressed concern that the framework agreement will give rise to another breakaway group. He cited the emergence of the MILF when the administration of the late former President Ferdinand Marcos signed the Tripoli agreement with the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) led by Nur Misuari in Libya in 1976.
I think Anwar and Estrada had forgotten to call each other before making that contradictory statements.

Looks like Anwar has to explain to his friend as to why he supports the agreement, or he could lose his 'Jose Rizal' status in the Philippines, especially in the eyes of Estrada.

But that's the problem with 'booted politicians'. When they are in power, they will get very supportive of anything the government does but when they are out of the picture, they became sour grapes and turned their back on the regime they used to reign.

A-ah! Estrada had actually failed in dealing with the Mindanao Muslims. He was the one who sent in the army to murder hundreds of them. Has he forgotten about it?

My Fear Of Flying Again

Posted: 19 Oct 2012 10:05 AM PDT

I am no stranger to travelling by plane. There was a time between 2005 and 2007 when I commuted frequently between Penang and Kuala Lumpur and to other places by flight. It was the most convenient way for me to travel between the two cities since express buses and trains were not that accessible.

I will be travelling again in a couple of days but there is this nagging fear that has been bothering me. This will be the first time I am flying with my Tilite ZRA S2 wheelchair. Having had first-hand experience of having my wheelchair irreparably damaged during one of my trips in 2005, I am worried my wheelchair may be mishandled again.

While Malaysia Airlines compensated me fully for the damaged wheelchair due to the collective complaints from other bloggers, the process of getting a replacement while using the damaged chair was very inconvenient. The wheelchair that I used at that time was a standard lightweight wheelchair that was available in most shops selling rehabilitation equipment. The one I am using now is ultra lightweight, fully customised and handmade in the USA, and costs ten times as much.

Malaysia Airlines recommends that passengers purchase additional baggage insurance to cover loss or damage of valuable and important documents. The Tilite is a vital piece of hardware that I cannot do without. My very mobility and independence depend on it. It is as valuable as anything else can be to me.

MHInsure, the company providing travel insurance to Malaysia Airlines passengers, do not provide cover for specific items other than the three fixed insurance plans that they offer. The highest compensation for damaged or lost baggage is RM3,000. That is less than a quarter of the cost of my wheelchair.

Should the wheelchair frame or any of the parts become damaged, replacing them will be expensive, not to mention that it may take two weeks or more for the parts to arrive from the USA, and severely restrict my mobility for that duration.

It is no fun going on a trip and having to worry what the condition the wheelchair will be when it comes out from the cargo hold. Having a totalled wheelchair in a foreign land will be very devastating for the disabled person. The problem of being stranded may cascade into serious health problems such as pressure sores.

Airlines or the parties providing baggage handling services should train their staff to be more careful when moving wheelchairs. I pray the baggage handlers will be kind to my wheelchair on this trip and all my other upcoming trips.

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Our Awesome Pahang MB.

Posted: 19 Oct 2012 09:07 AM PDT

We call him Dato' Nan.
Some would endear themselves to him by calling him Long.
Others call him Dato' Seri.
Yes, we're talking about YAB Dato' Seri Adnan Yaacob, our Pahang MB.

Excuse me..for those who do not know the intensely humble side of our MB, he is one of the kindest BN leader around.
He does not put on an arrogant face and is a very jovial person.
Refusing to follow protocol on many occasions, he'd sit along informally with the rakyat and crack jokes.
His PR is natural and sincerely refreshing.

An incredibly approachable person, he would always take the time to listen to everybody's problems and help out as much as possible.
I am personally very saddened with some unfair bashings he received on certain blogs with regards to the little drama he encountered with some orang asli.

I'm sure they're having a field day making him look bad..congratulations!
They are so good with that kind of crap.
It's their job anyway.

If you assume that the orang asli have been a neglected lot, you are absolutely wrong.
They have always received due ex Adun whom I was once married to can tell you more.
He had his fair share of bitter experience with the orang asli too.
They are a difficult lot to please. 

No matter how demanding they are, our MB and of course our PM have always bowed and conceded to their various demands.
I can tell you that sometimes they can really really get on your nerve!
They can provoke you to the core..and yet you have to keep on grinning.

Please do not judge a book by its cover..
Dato' Nan may look fierce but he is genuinely kind hearted.
He is very honest, hardworking and frank and will not beat about the bush if he disagrees on something.. an affectionate leader but very strict when necessary.
That is him..a no nonsense kind.
Although he holds on to his strong principles,he has deep reserves of understanding and pity for others..a thoughtful personality most of the time.

He is seldom prejudice against anyone who is not a pro-BN and basically he is very liberal minded.
Enough said for now, I have spoken my mind.
The opposition will generally take advantage of any situation.
They would naturally exaggerate any incident that can provide bullets to fire even upon a good BN leader.
Due credit can never be extended.

This is my first outright defense for our Pahang MB.
My children and I hold him in high esteem.
He has always hovered over us and many more families..and we thank him.
His noble deeds for us all are endless.

He is a godsend leader..imperfect but excellent enough..
May Allah SWT bless Tok Nan and his family, and our precious families with constantly good health, happiness and iman.

Kisah Seorang Pemuda "Mencuri" Tabung Masjid

Posted: 19 Oct 2012 09:52 AM PDT

Suatu tengah malam, kecoh di masjid bandar. Seorang pemuda ditangkap kerana disyaki cuba mencuri duit tabung masjid. Lalu terjadilah soal-siasat antara JKKK masjid dengan saspek.

JKKK: "Mengaku je lah. Tak payah nak menipu la. Tipu dosa masuk neraka."

Pemuda: "Qulil Haq Walau Kaana Murra - Berkatalah benar walau pahit sekalipun. Saya tidak menipu. Saya tak bersalah. Saya tak curi duit tabung."

JKKK: "Tak curi apanya, ni apa kebenda ni RM5000 dalam poket kau ni? Aku lempang jugak budak ni karang!"

Pemuda: "....Waiyya-yaa Farhabuun." (Surah al-Baqarah ayat 40) - kepada Akulah sahaja hendaklah kamu merasa gerun takut, (bukan kepada sesuatu yang lain). Lempanglah. Bawalah saya ke balai polis sekalipun.Saya tidak gerun. Tapi, saya sedikit pun tidak akan mengaku bersalah mencuri."

JKKK melempang pemuda tersebut di kaki lima masjid. Tersungkur pemuda tersebut. Hilang sabar juga JKKK.

JKKK: "Cilake betul budak ni! Main dalil Quran pulak! Aku nampak kau panjat pagar masuk dengan mata kepala aku sendiri! Aku nampak sendiri ko cari tabung masjid!"

Pemuda: "Saya panjat ada alasannya."

JKKK sudah berada di kemuncak kemarahannya kerana pemuda tersebut berani menjawab.

JKKK: "Dasar kaki pil kuda! Pil khayal! Ha!! Kang Ni Makan Dia!" (sambil menghayunkan terajang ke perut pemuda)

Bilal: "Berhenti!!"

JKKK: "Apahal?! Budak ni curi duit masjid ni!"

Bilal: "Sabar! Ana nampak kesemuanya. Kebetulan ana ada di belakang tiang masjid.Lepaskan dia. Itu bukan duit masjid."

JKKK: "Apa?!"

Bilal: "Duit masjid awal-awal lagi setelah Isyak tadi diserahkan pada Bendahari masjid setelah dikosongkan tabung² masjid.Ana nampak pemuda ini cuba memasukkan wang RM5000 itu ke dalam tabung masjid. Tapi akhirnya ditangkap anta."

JKKK: "Dia panjat pagar masjid kot! Kaki pil ni!"

Bilal: "Jelaskan kenapa kamu panjat pagar masjid?"

Pemuda: "Saya panjat pagar masjid sebab masjid kunci sebaik sahaja selesai solat Isyak.

Sedangkan masjid itu rumah Allah terbuka 24 jam sepatutnya. Tetapi sedih sekali masjid hanya dibuka siang hari dan ditutup pada malam hari. Alasannya takut kecurian. Lalu, terpaksa saya panjat pagar tanpa ada pilihan lagi."

Bilal: "Mengapa kamu tidak masukkan duit ketika masjid buka?"

Pemuda: "Ramai orang pada waktu masjid dibuka.

Sedangkan ustaz saya menyebut, mengikut hadis....sedekah yang terbaik adalah - "Seorang yang memberi sedekah secara bersembunyi sehingga tangan kirinya tidak tahu sedekah yang diberikan oleh tangan kanannya". Jika orang nampak saya masukkan duit dalam tabung masjid, saya bimbang pahala sedekah saya kurang. Saya bimbang saya jadi riak. Saya bimbang sedekah saya jadi sia-sia."

Bilal: "Dari mana duit sebanyak itu?"

Pemuda: "Ini dari simpanan saya sendiri selama setahun."

JKKK: "Baik, kali ni kami lepaskan. Pergilah bersedekah."

Pemuda: "Maaf, kamu berdua sudah tahu saya niat saya. Saya dah tak boleh bersedekah di sini.

Biarlah saya pergi ke masjid lain. Terpaksa beritahu ini pun seperti riak. Astaghfirullahaladzim...Moga Allah bantu ikhlaskan hati ini kembali. Aamiiin"

Pemuda tersebut meminta diri dan meminta maaf panjat pagar masjid.

JKKK termenung memikirkan kejadian malam tu. Bilal masuk tidur.

cerita original: Syabab Musafir Kasih

The red line (video)

Posted: 19 Oct 2012 07:53 AM PDT

အိုအိုင္စီ ဝဲဂယက္ (အပိုင္း – ၁)

Posted: 19 Oct 2012 07:18 AM PDT

OIC ProtestsSource: အိုအိုင္စီ ဝဲဂယက္ (အပိုင္း – ၁)


ေအာက္တိုဘာ (၁၇)ရက္၊ ၂၀၁၂ခုႏွစ္။

ယခုႏွစ္ဇြန္လအတြင္း ျဖစ္ပြါးခဲ့ေသာ ရခိုင္ျပည္နယ္တြင္း ပဋိပကၡမွာ ေလးလေက်ာ္ ၾကာျမင့္ခဲ့သည္။ ဒုကၡသည္ေပါင္း ရွစ္ေသာင္းေက်ာ္ ရွိခဲ့ျပီျဖစ္ေသာ ထိုပဋိပကၡအတြင္း ဒုကၡသည္ အမ်ားစုမွာ ရခိုင္ျပည္နယ္အတြင္းရွိ အစၥလာမ္ ဘာသာဝင္မ်ားျဖစ္ေၾကာင္း လည္း မွတ္တမ္းမ်ား၌ ေဖာ္ျပထားသည္။

ထိုမွ်သာမက ၎ ဒုကၡသည္မ်ား အတြက္ ျပဳလုပ္ေပးထားေသာ ယာယီကယ္ဆယ္ေရး စခန္းမ်ား၏ အေျခအေနမွာလည္း အလြန္ ဆိုးဝါးေၾကာင္း ကိုယ္ေတြ႕ သြားေရာက္ ေလ့လာခဲ့သူ တို႕၏  မွတ္တမ္း မွတ္ရာမ်ားမွ သိရွိရသည္။ ၎ ဒုကၡသည္မ်ား အတြက္ လူသားခ်င္း စာနာေထာက္ထား မႈ အကူအညီမ်ား အလ်င္အျမန္ ေပးအပ္ေဆာင္ရြက္ရန္ လိုအပ္ေၾကာင္းလည္း အျပည္ျပည္ဆိုင္ရာ အဖြဲအစည္းမ်ားမွ အပူတျပင္း တိုက္တြန္းလ်က္ရွိသည္။


သို႕ရာတြင္ ျမန္မာအစိုးရ၏ ေဆာင္ရြက္ခ်က္မ်ား ႏွင့္ စပ္လ်င္း၍ ျမင္သာထင္သာသည့္ ကူညီကယ္ဆယ္ေရး လုပ္ငန္းမ်ား ဟူသည္ကား ယခုထက္တိုင္ ေပၚထြက္မလာေသးေပ။ ထို႕ေၾကာင့္လည္း အစၥလာမစ္ ပူးေပါင္းေဆာင္ရြက္ေရး အဖြဲ႕ (OIC) က ကူညီကယ္ဆယ္ေရး လုပ္ငန္းမ်ား ထိေရာက္စြာ ေဆာင္ရြက္ႏိုင္ရန္ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံ နယ္စပ္ေရးရာ၀န္ႀကီး ဒုတိယ ဗိုလ္ခ်ဳပ္ႀကီး သိန္းေဌး ႏွင့္ သေဘာတူညီမႈ စာခြၽန္လႊာကို ျပီးခဲ့သည့္ စက္တင္ဘာလ ၁၁ ရက္က လက္မွတ္ေရးထိုး ခဲ့သည္။ (မွတ္ခ်က္။ သတင္းအေသးစိပ္အား ဤေနရာ တြင္ ဖတ္႐ႈႏိုင္ပါသည္)


ထိုသေဘာတူညီခ်က္ ရရွိျပီး တစ္လေက်ာ္အၾကာ ယခု ေအာက္တိုဘာ ၁၅ ရက္က ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံ အတြင္း ရန္ကုန္၊ မႏၲေလး အပါအဝင္ ျမိဳ႕ၾကီး ၂၀ ေက်ာ္၌ သံဃာမ်ားမွ ဦးေဆာင္ကာ OIC ရုံးဖြင့္ျခင္းအား ဆန္႕က်င္ဆႏၲျပမႈမ်ား ျပဳလုပ္ခဲ့သည္။ "No OIC" "Stop OIC" "Get Out OIC" အစရွိေသာ OIC ဆန္႕က်င္ေရး ပိုစတာမ်ား အပါအဝင္ ဆီေလ်ာ္မႈ အလ်င္းမရွိေသာ "Terrorist Islam" ဟူသည့္ စာတမ္းမ်ားပါ ကိုင္ေဆာင္ကာ အစၥလာမ္ သာသနာကိုပါ တိုက္ခိုက္သည့္ အေနအထား သို႕ေရာက္ရွိ လုပ္ေဆာင္ေနေပသည္။


အင္တာနက္ လူမႈကြန္ရက္ ဝဘ္ဆိုဒ္မ်ား တြင္လည္း OIC အား ရန္သူသဖြယ္ျမင္လာေအာင္ သတင္းအမွား၊ အခ်က္အလက္ အမွားမ်ားျဖင့္ ေသြးထိုးလႈံ႕ေဆာ္မႈ ျပဳလုပ္ေနသူမ်ားမွာ ဒုႏွင့္ေဒး ျဖစ္သည္။ စစ္အစိုးရ လက္ထက္ကကဲ့သို႕  လူနည္းစု ဘာသာျခားတို႕ႏွင့္ လူမ်ားစု ဗုဒၶဘာသာဝင္ တို႕အၾကား ပဋိပကၡမ်ား ျဖစ္ပြါးေအာင္ အကြက္က်က် စီမံျပဳလုပ္ေနသလား ဟူ၍ပင္ ႏိုင္ငံတကာ အသိုင္းအဝန္းမွ ထင္ျမင္၊႐ႈျမင္စရာျဖစ္ လာသည္။ ထိုမွ်ေလာက္ ၾကီးမားသည့္ ဆန္႕က်င္ဆႏၵျပပြဲၾကီးကို သံဃာထုက ဦးေဆာင္ေနသည္မွာ အမွန္ပင္ သံသယျဖစ္စရာရွိ၏။ သံဃာထုက ဦးေဆာင္ေနသည္ဟု ဆိုေစဦး၊ မည္သည့္အရာက ေနာက္ကြယ္မွ တြန္းအားေပးေန သနည္း။ အဘယ္ေၾကာင့္ လူသာခ်င္း စာနာမႈ အကူအညီမ်ား ေပးအပ္လႈဒါန္းရန္ ကမ္းလွမ္းေသာ OIC အဖြဲ႕အား ရန္သူသဖြယ္ ဆန္႕က်င္ေနၾကပါ သနည္း။


ထိုေမးခြန္းမ်ားအား အေျဖေပးရန္အတြက္ အခ်က္ ၂ ခ်က္ေပၚ အေျခခံ၍ ေအာက္ပါအတိုင္း သုံးသပ္တင္ျပပါမည္။


(၁) OIC ၏ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံအေပၚ လူသားခ်င္းစာနာမႈ အကူအညီမ်ား ေပးအပ္လႈဒါန္းရန္ဆိုသည့္ သေဘာထားအေပၚ ျမန္မာ အစိုးရ ၏အျမင္ မည္သို႕ရွိသနည္း။


ျပီးခဲ့ေသာ ေအာက္တိုဘာ ၉ ရက္ေန႔က BBC သတင္းဌာန ႏွင့္ OIC မြတ္စလင္ လူနည္းစု အသိုင္းအဝိုင္းဌာန၏ ရိုဟင္ဂ်ာ အေရးဆိုင္ရာ တာဝန္ရွိသူ ဒီနာမန္ဒီနီအား ဆက္သြယ္ေမးျမန္းခ်က္ကို ျပန္လည္ၾကည့္႐ႈေသာ္ ေအာက္ပါ အတိုင္းေတြ႕ရွိရသည္။  (မွတ္ခ်က္။ သတင္းအေသးစိပ္အား ဤေနရာတြင္ ဖတ္႐ႈႏိုင္ပါသည္)


BBC ေမးျမန္းခ်က္အား ဒီနာမန္ဒီနီ က ေျဖၾကားခဲ့ရာ၌ -
(က) OIC ရုံးဖြင့္ရျခင္းမွာ ဒုကၡသည္ ဗုဒၶဘာသာဝင္၊ အစၥလာမ္ဘာသာဝင္တို႕အား ကူညီရန္
(ခ) အစိုးရႏွင့္ ေရးထိုးထားေသာ စာခြၽန္လႊာမွာ အလြန္မွပင္ စည္းကမ္းတင္းၾကပ္ေၾကာင္း
(ဂ) စာခြၽန္လႊာပါ အခ်က္မ်ားအား ျမန္မာအစိုးရအေနျဖင့္ ျပည္သူလူထု သိနားလည္မႈရွိေစရန္ ပြင့္လင္းျမင္သာစြာ ထုတ္ေဖာ္ေျပာဆိုသင့္ေၾကာင္း

အထက္ပါအခ်က္ အခ်က္ ၃ ခ်က္အား ေထာက္႐ႈျခင္းအားျဖင့္ OIC သည္ အကူအညီေပးရာ၌ လူမ်ိဳးေရးခြဲျခားမည္မဟုတ္ေၾကာင္း အတိ အလင္းေျပာၾကားထား သကဲ့သို႕ ျမန္မာအစိုးရဘက္ မွလည္း တင္းၾကပ္ေသာ စည္းမ်ဥ္းစည္းကမ္း မ်ားျဖင့္သာ OIC အား ခြင့္ျပဳျခင္းျဖစ္ေၾကာင္း ေတြ႔ရွိရသည္။ သို႕ဆိုလွ်င္ ျမန္မာ အစိုးရ အေနျဖင့္ ထိုသေဘာတူညီခ်က္ စာခြၽန္လႊာကို သံသယပြါးျပည္သူ၊ သံဃာ အေပါင္းတို႕အား အဘယ္ေၾကာင့္ ပြင့္လင္းျမင္သာစြာ အသိေပးျခင္း မရွိပါသနည္း။


ယခုကဲ့သို႕ ေရာင္စုံခ်ယ္ ပိုစတာ အမ်ိဳးမ်ိဳးအား ကိုယ္စီကိုယ္ငွ ကိုင္ေဆာင္ လမ္းေလွ်ာက္ ဆႏၵထုတ္ေဖာ္ျခင္းကို တင္ၾကိဳတာဆီး ႏိုင္ပါလ်က္ ျမန္မာ အစိုးရသည္ ေဆာင္ရြက္ခဲ့ျခင္း မရွိေပ။ ေနာက္ဆုံး၌ "ျပည္သူ႕ဆႏၵ" ဟုေခါင္းစဥ္တပ္ကာ လက္မွတ္ေရးထိုး ထားေသာ သေဘာတူညီခ်က္ စာခြၽန္လႊာအား ေဖာက္ဖ်က္ကာ OIC အား ရုံးဖြင့္ခြင့္ တားျမစ္ပိတ္ပင္ လိုက္ျခင္းျဖစ္သည္။ ဤသည္မွာ အစိုးရ၏ မူလ ရည္မွန္းခ်က္ အထေျမာက္သြားျခင္းေလာ။


ရခိုင္ ပဋိပကၡ ေနာက္ပိုင္း ျမန္မာ အစိုးရအား လြတ္လပ္ေသာ စုံးစမ္းေရးအဖြဲ႕မ်ား ဝင္ေရာက္ စံုစမ္းခြင့္ျပဳရန္ ႏိုင္ငံတကာ အသိုင္းအဝန္းမွ ေတာင္းဆိုမႈမ်ား ရွိခဲ့သည္။ HRW ကဲ့သို႕ေသာ လူ႕အခြင့္အေရး ေစာင့္ၾကည့္ေလ့လာေရး အဖြဲ႕မ်ားမွလည္း ျမန္မာ အစိုးရ၏ ရခိုင္အေရး ကိုင္တြယ္ပုံႏွင့္ ပတ္သတ္ျပီး ေဝဖန္မႈမ်ား အေျမာက္အျမား ရွိခဲ့သည္။ သို႕ရာတြင္ အစိုးရအေနျဖင့္ ျပည္တြင္းျဖစ္ စုံစမ္း စစ္ေဆးေရး ေကာ္မရွင္ တစ္ရပ္ ရုပ္ျပအေနျဖင့္ ဖြဲ႕စည္းေပး၍ ယခု အခ်ိန္အထိ ထိုေကာ္မရွင္ မွာလည္း မည္သည့္ ရလဒ္မွ ေဆာင္က်ဥ္းေပးႏိုင္ျခင္း မရွိ။ OIC ရုံးဖြင့္ပါက လြတ္လပ္ေသာ ျပည္ပ စုံစမ္းေရးေကာ္မရွင္ တစ္ရပ္ကို ခြင့္ျပဳေပးလိုက္သကဲ့သို႕ ျဖစ္ေလမလား ဟု အစိုးရအေနျဖင့္ စဥ္းစား မိေပမည္မွာ ေသခ်ာသေလာက္ပင္။ ဤသည္ကို အစိုးရက လုံးဝ လိုလားဟန္မရွိေပ။ အဘယ္ေၾကာင့္နည္း။ "ေရႊစစ္လွ်င္ မွတ္ေက်ာက္တင္ခံရဲရသည္" ဟူေသာ အဆိုရွိသည္ မဟုတ္ပါေလာ။


သမၼတ ဦးသိန္းစိန္အေနျဖင့္ ႏိုင္ငံအခ်င္းခ်င္း (သို႕မဟုတ္) ႏိုင္ငံအမ်ားႏွင့္ ပူးေပါင္းေဆာင္ရြက္သည့္ နားလည္မႈစာခၽြန္လႊာ လက္မွတ္ေရးထိုးျခင္းႏွင့္ စပ္လ်ဥ္း၍ ႏိုင္ငံေတာ္ သမၼတႀကီး၏ လမ္းညႊန္ခ်က္ မ်ားဟုဆိုကာ ေအာက္ပါ အတုိင္း အခ်က္ ၄ ခ်က္ ခ်မွတ္ ထားသည္ဟု သိရွိရသည္။


(က) ႏိုင္ငံေတာ္၏ ဂုဏ္သိကၡာ မထိခိုက္ေစရန္၊
(ခ) အမ်ဳိးသားအက်ဳိးစီးပြား မထိခိုက္ေစရန္၊
(ဂ) ႏိုင္ငံေတာ္၏ အခ်ဳပ္အျခာအာဏာ မထိခိုက္ေစရန္၊
(ဃ) သဘာဝပတ္ဝန္းက်င္ မထိခိုက္ေစရန္။


အထက္ပါ မည္သည့္ အခ်က္က OIC ႏွင့္ ခ်ဳပ္ဆိုထားေသာ စာခြၽန္လႊာ၌ ညိစြန္း ပါဝင္ေနသနည္း။ ထိုသို႕ဆိုပါက ျပည္သူလူထု ႏွင့္ အျခား အျပည္ျပည္ ဆိုင္ရာ အဖြဲ႕အစည္းမ်ားအား ထုတ္ေဖာ္ျပသ လိုက္ရုံသာရွိသည္။ ကိစၥမွာ ဤမွ်ေလာက္ လြယ္ကူပါ၏။ သို႕ေသာ္ ထိုသို႕ေျဖရွင္း ရမည့္ အစား OIC အား ရုံးဖြင့္ခြင့္ မျပဳဟု ေၾကညာကာ လူမ်ိဳးေရး အစြန္းေရာက္ ရခိုင္မ်ား၊ ဘာသာေရး မိႈင္းမိေနေသာ လူမ်ားစု ဗမာလူမ်ိဳးတို႕ႏွင့္တကြ သံဃာထု၏ ဝမ္းပန္းတသာ ေထာက္ခံမႈကို သမၼတ ဦးသိန္းစိန္မွ အလိုရွိဟန္တူေၾကာင္း သုံးသပ္ ရမည္သာ ျဖစ္သည္။


အပိုင္း (၂) အား ဆက္လက္ေဖာ္ျပပါမည္။

Begitu Senang Jadi Anak Menteri Boleh Terlepas Begitu Saja

Posted: 19 Oct 2012 07:31 AM PDT

PKR : Penyelesaian Kes Anak Nazri Menyalahi Undang-undang

Kenyataan Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein yang menyatakan kes serangan pengawal peribadi anak kepada Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz 'telah selesai' disifatkan melanggar integriti sistem keadilan di negara ini.

Menurut Naib Presiden PKR, N Surendran, tindakan Hishamuddin yang juga Menteri Dalam Negeri itu jelas bertentangan dengan dasar awam dan kedaulatan undang-undang negara.

Beliau berkata, sebarang jenayah mahupun salah laku yang dilakukan oleh mana-mana pihak seharusnya dibawa ke mahkamah untuk dikenakan tindakan sewajarnya.

"Di bawah sistem perundangan kita, jenayah tidak boleh 'diselesaikan secara baik'. Dengan mengambil tindakan sebegitu, Hishammuddin boleh dikatakan mungkin bersubahat. Adakah dia berkompromi hanya kerana kes itu melibatkan anak seorang Menteri Kanan Umno?

"Seterusnya, apakah terma penyelesaian ini menyalahi undang-undang? Orang ramai berhak mengetahui perkara sebenar," katanya dalam satu kenyataan media.

Dalam pada itu, beliau turut mempersoalkan hasil daripada siasatan terhadap Mohamed Nedim Nazri di bawah seksyen 160 Kanun Keseksaan.

Jelasnya, walaupun Hishammuddin mengakui perkara itu sudah disiasat, namun beliau tidak menyatakan sama ada Nedim dibersihkan daripada kesalahan itu.

"Setiap warganegara, tidak kira berapa tinggi atau rendah kedudukan sosial mereka, mereka adalah sama dari sudut undang-undang. Justeru, pengawal keselamatan yang terlibat dalam kes ini mempunyai hak menuntut keadilan yang adil dan saksama.

"Kami menyeru Menteri Dalam Negeri untuk membuat pendedahan penuh dan berterus terang tentang fakta sebenar kes itu dan membuka semula siasatan berhubung kes serangan ini," katanya lagi.

Hishammuddin dalam jawapan bertulisnya semalam berkata, kes memukul penyelia keselamatan pada Mac 2012 sebenarnya dilakukan oleh bekas pengawal peribadi Mohamad Nedim dan disiasat mengikut Seksyen 160, Kanun Keseksaan.

Menjawab soalan Gwo-Burne Loh (PKR-Kelana Jaya), menteri dalam negeri bagaimanapun memberitahu, kes itu telah pun diselesaikan secara baik oleh kedua-dua pihak.

Loh meminta Hishammuddin menyatakan hasil siasatan polis terhadap Mohamad Nedim berhubung kejadian memukul penyelia keselamatan di sebuah kondominium mewah di ibu negara dan kematian pemuda bernama Darren Kang di Sri Hartamas sekitar tahun 2004.

Mengenai kes kematian Darren, Hishammuddin berkata Mohamad Nedim didapati tidak terlibat dengan kes tersebut sebaliknya lima warganegara Thailand telah dituduh di mahkamah dan dijatuhi hukuman lima tahun penjara.

Kes anak Nazri 'diselesai secara baik'

Kejadian memukul penyelia keselamatan pada Mac 2012 sebenarnya dilakukan oleh bekas pengawal peribadi Mohamad Nedim Nazri - anak Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Mohd Nazri Abdul Aziz, kata menteri dalam negeri dalam jawapan bertulis di Dewan Rakyat.

Menurutnya, kes tersebut telah disiasat mengikut Seksyen 160, Kanun Keseksaan.

Kejadian itu berlaku apabila Mohamad Nedim dan pengawal peribadinya didakwa tidak dibenarkan memasuki kondominium mewah Mont Kiara Mac oleh seorang penyelia firma keselamatan.

"Kes ini telahpun diselesaikan secara baik oleh kedua-dua pihak," kata Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein dalam jawapan bertulis itu ketika menjawab soalan yang dikemukakan oleh Ahli Parlimen Kelana Jaya, Gwo-Burne Loh.

Loh meminta menteri dalam negeri itu menyatakan hasil siasatan polis terhadap Mohamad Nedim berhubung kejadian memukul penyelia keselamatan di sebuah kondominium mewah di ibunegara pada Mac 2012 dan kejadian kematian seorang pemuda bernama Darren Kang di Reston Uncle Don di Sri Hartamas pada sekitar tahun 2004.

Mengenai kes kematian Darren, Hishammuddin berkata Mohamad Nedim didapati tidak terlibat dengan kes tersebut.

"Dalam kes ini, lima orang warganegara Thailand yang didapati bersalah, telahpun dituduh di mahkamah dan dijatuhi hukuman lima tahun penjara," katanya.

Prayers on the go

Posted: 19 Oct 2012 03:22 AM PDT

From FB of Bismillah

Subhan'Allah wherever you are ,,,, Never Miss your Prayer

စစ္ေတြမွ မြတ္စလင္မ္ ဒုကၡသည္မ်ား အတြက္ ရိကၡာတင္ကားမ်ားကုိ ဘုန္းႀကီးမ်ားမွ ဓါးျပတိုက္လုယက္

Posted: 19 Oct 2012 03:03 AM PDT

Source: စစ္ေတြမွ မြတ္စလင္မ္ ဒုကၡသည္မ်ား အတြက္ ရိကၡာတင္ကားမ်ားကုိ ဘုန္းႀကီးမ်ားမွ ဓါးျပတိုက္လုယက္:  ေအာက္တုိဘာ ၁၉၊ ၂၀၁၂ M-Media သတင္း – ထြန္းေတာက္

ရခိုင္ျပည္နယ္မွာျဖစ္ေပၚခဲ့တဲ့ အဓိက႐ုဏ္းေတြရဲ႕ေနာက္ပိုင္းမွာ 'စည္းကမ္းထိန္းသိမ္းေရးႏွင့္ ကူညီေစာင့္ေ႐ွာက္ေရး ရဟန္းေတာ္မ်ား'ဆုိၿပီး စာေတြထုတ္၍ မြတ္စလင္မ္မ်ားကုိ ရိကၡာမ်ားျပတ္ေတာက္ေအာင္ ညဥ္းပန္းမႈမ်ားျပဳလုပ္ေနေၾကာင္း ၾကားသိခဲ့ရၿပီးေနာက္ မြတ္စလင္မ္ဒုကၡသည္ စခန္းမ်ားကုိ ေထာက္ပ့ံရန္ပစၥည္းမ်ား တင္ေဆာင္လာေသာ ကားမ်ားကုိ ဘုန္းႀကီးမ်ား ဦးေဆာင္၍ လုယက္မႈမ်ားျဖစ္ေပၚေနေၾကာင္း သတင္းရ႐ွိပါသည္။

ေဒသဆိုင္ရာ ရခိုင္လူမ်ိဳးမ်ား အပါအဝင္ မည္သူမွ် မြတ္စလင္မ္ ဒုကၡသည္မ်ားအတြက္ စားနပ္ရိကၡာမေရာင္းရန္၊ ျခိမ္းေျခာက္ထားသည့္ ေၾကျငာခ်က္ လက္ကမ္းစာေစာင္၊

ယင္းကိစၥအား ဆက္သြယ္စုံစမ္းရာ "ဟုတ္ပါတယ္ အဲလုိ လုယက္ေနတာ လြန္ခဲ့တဲ့ တစ္ပတ္ေလာက္ကတည္းကပါ။ အဓိကဦးေဆာင္ေနတာ ဘုန္းႀကီးေတြပါ။ ရခိုင္ေတြလည္း ပါတယ္။ ဓါးျမတိုက္တာေပါ့။ ဘုန္းႀကီး(၆)-ပါးရယ္ ရခိုင္ေတြရယ္ မြတ္စလင္မ္ဒုကၡသည္စခန္းကုိ ေထာက္ပ့ံတဲ့ပစၥည္းေတြမွသာမဟုတ္ပါဘူး။ တစ္ျခား ကုန္သည္ေတြရဲ႕ ပစၥည္းေတြကုိပါ လုယူေနတာပါ။ ရခိုင္ေတြေမာင္းတဲ့ သုံးဘီးေတြဆုိရင္ ပစၥည္းေတြကုိ ယူထားလိုက္ၿပီး သုံးဘီးေတြကုိ ျပန္လႊတ္ေပးလိုက္ပါတယ္။ ေနာက္တစ္ခါ သုံးဘီးေတြနဲ႔ မသယ္ေပးဖုိ႔ သုံးဘီးေမာင္းသူေတြကုိ ေျပာပါတယ္။ လမ္းေတြမွာ ဓါးျမတိုက္သလုိ၊ စစ္ေတြ၀န္းက်င္က မြတ္စလင္မ္ ရြာေတြဘက္အထိလည္း အဲလုိလာၿပီးလုယက္ ဓါးျမတိုက္တာ လုပ္ပါတယ္။"လုိ႔ စစ္ေတြၿမိဳ႕ခံတစ္ဦးမွေျပာျပလာပါတယ္။

ႏိုင္ငံေတာ္သမၼတ ဦးသိန္းစိန္မွ ျပီးခဲ့တဲ့စက္တင္ဘာလ ကုလသမဂၢ အေထြေထြညီလာခံတြင္ ရခိုင္ျပည္နယ္မွ ႏွစ္ဘက္ ဒုကၡသည္ေတြ အတြက္လူသားခ်င္း စာနာမႈ႕အကူညီမ်ား လုိအပ္ေၾကာင္း ေျပာၾကားခဲ့ေသာ္လည္း မြတ္စလင္မ္ ဒုကၡသည္မ်ားအား ရိကၡာမေထာက္ပံ့ရန္၊ ေဆးကုသခြင့္မရရန္ ေဒသဆိုင္ရာ ရခိုင္ဘုန္းၾကိးမ်ားႏွင့္ အာဏာရ RNDP ပါတီမွွ နည္းလမ္းေပါင္းစံုျဖင့္ လုပ္ေဆာင္ေနေၾကာင္း ေတြ႔ရိွရပါတယ္။

ပဋိပကၡမ်ားျဖစ္ပြားသည္မွ (၄) လေက်ာ္ ရိွေနျပီျဖစ္ေသာ္လည္း အစိုးရက ထုတ္ျပန္ေသာ စာရင္းမ်ားအရ မြတ္စလင္မ္ ၈၀၀၀၀ ေက်ာ္မွာ ဒုကၡသည္ စခန္းမ်ားတြင္ ေနထိုင္ေနရျပီး ေစ်းဝယ္ခြင့္၊ ပညာသင္ခြင့္၊ ေဆးကုသခြင့္ ၊ အလုပ္လုပ္ခြင့္ မ်ားမရိွေသးဘဲ ကမာၻစားနပ္ရိကၡာအဖြဲ႔ ႏွင့္ အလွဴရွင္မ်ားလွဴဒါန္းသည့္ ရိကၡာမ်ားကိုသာ မွီခို အသက္ဆက္ေနၾကရပါတယ္။

စစ္ေတြျမိဳ႕မွ တခုတည္းေသာ လက္က်န္မြတ္စလင္မ္ ရပ္ကြက္ကိုလဲ ဖယ္ရွားေပးရန္ ရခိုိင္လူမ်ိဳးမ်ားမွ အဆိုပါ ေအာင္မဂၤလာရပ္ကြက္ကို အၾကမ္းဘက္ရန္ အၾကိမ္မ်ားစြာလုပ္ေဆာင္ခဲ့ၾကျပိး ၊ျပည္နယ္အစိုးရႏွင့္ ျပည္ေထာင္စု အစိုးရသို႔ ေအာင္မဂၤရပ္ကြက္ကို ဖယ္ရွားေပးဖို႔ ဖိအားေပးေတာင္းဆိုထားၾကပါတယ္။


The Dark Side of Democracy: The Modern Tradition of Ethnic and Political Cleansing

Posted: 19 Oct 2012 02:42 AM PDT

My friend Dr. Maung Zarni wrote>"Democracy in Myanmar"?
It would NOT even be a good idea.

When asked what he thought of "Western Civilization" during his tour of the West, Gandhi quipped "it would be a good idea".

It gives me deep chill in my spine to think about the idea of an un-ashamedly racist, "Buddhist" majoritarian democracy in a country which is so ethnically and religiously diverse!

I have visited quite a few concentration camps in Germany to realize what racist majority would mean for the minorities.

My supporting comment>>>Yes friend, this is not Democracy but should be called Mobocracy! or DemoCRAZY?

The Dark Side of Democracy: The Modern Tradition of Ethnic and Political Cleansing

The twentieth century's death-toll through genocide is somewhere over sixty million and still rising. [*] Yet most scholars and laypersons alike have preferred to focus on more salubrious topics. If they think about genocide at all, they view it as an unfortunate interruption of the real structural tendencies of the twentieth century—economic, social and political progress. Murderous ethnic and political cleansing is seen as a regression to the primitive—essentially anti-modern—and is committed by backward or marginal groups manipulated by clever and dangerous politicians. Blame the politicians, the sadists, the terrible Serbs (or Croats) or the primitive Hutus (or Tutsis)—for their actions have little to do with us. An alternative view—often derived from a religious perspective—sees the capacity for evil as a universal attribute of human beings, whether 'civilized' or not. This is true, yet capacity for evil only becomes actualized in certain circumstances, and, in the case of genocide, these seem less primitive than distinctly modern.

We need a Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Myanmar

Posted: 19 Oct 2012 02:31 AM PDT

My friend Dr.Maung Zarniwrote>>>

President Thein Sein never intended his presidential Rakhine-Rohingya Riot Inquiry Commission to investigate the violence.

For it instigated the violence – the same way it orchestrated the Depayin Massacre of NLD rank and file members who were part of Aung San Suu Kyi's entourage in 2003.

My responsethere>>>Yes that is the problem. As the culprit or criminals are never punished…they dare to repeatedly commit the crimes. I don't mean that we should push for punishment but I am aiming for a Truth and Reconciliation Commission like South Africa in our country.

This is because the Myanmar Military Dictators are too scared that they would be punished if they give up the power. TDM rightly advised (told me through Zin 5 yrs ago) that this is the main obstacle in Myanmar Politics. He told about how Dictators: Ashraff, Chun Doo Whan and Suharto were arrested after giving up power. He said that he had given up power because he knew that Malaysian Gov would not arrest him. Than Shwe had "given" power to the "eunuch" so that he could pull the strings. Since then…I tried to write every were to give blanket amnesty to all the Generals IF they totally give up power to DEMOCRATIC FORCES. No one like that idea. Of course we need to setup a Truth and Reconciliation Commission and Myanmar State Gov of the day should compensate all those suffered, tortured, jailed or killed persons and families. For the Generals and families US or EU should give Asylum or like witness protection mechanism so that they feel safe to giveup the power and Myanmar People could totally get rid of their influences.

[BERGAMBAR] Konkrit Banglo Depan Rumah Pengerusi SPR Runtuh, Satu Maut 5 Selamat

Posted: 19 Oct 2012 05:00 AM PDT

Shah Alam - Seorang pekerja ubah suai rumah maut manakala lima yang lain selamat dalam kejadian konkrit banglo di Seksyen 7 di sini, yang masih dalam proses pengubahsuaian, runtuh kira-kira jam 4.30 petang semalam.

Bagaimanapun seorang daripada lima mangsa yang selamat terputus kaki dan telah dihantar ke Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah, Klang untuk rawatan.

Kesemua mangsa merupakan pekerja dari Indonesia, berusia dalam lingkungan 30-an.

Kejadian berlaku di Jalan JED, 7/5, Seksyen 7, berhadapan dengan Kolej Kediaman Jati, Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM).

Mangsa dikeluarkan secara berperingkat sejak jam 4.50 petang tadi dengan bantuan bomba. Kerja-kerja mencari dan menyelamat masih diteruskan.

Sementara itu, laporan Bernama dipetik berkata, polis mengesahkan mangsa sebenar kejadian runtuhan bumbung konkrit sebuah banglo hanya melibatkan enam pekerja binaan warga Indonesia.

Ketua Polis Daerah Shah Alam, ACP Zahedi Ayob berkata, pada mulanya, pihaknya mendapat maklumat terdapat lapan pekerja terperangkap dalam kejadian itu tetapi kemudian dimaklumkan rakan sekerja mereka dikenali sebagai Supardi bahawa hanya enam mangsa yang terlibat.

Mangsa terakhir dikenali sebagai Kasmuji berjaya diselamatkan pada 10.15 malam dan dihantar ke Hospital Sungai Buloh untuk rawatan.

Dalam kejadian petang tadi, seorang buruh binaan yang dikenali sebagai Totok Mochamad Anthony maut.

Mayat mangsa dikeluarkan pasukan penyelamat kira-kira 6.24 petang dan dibawa ke Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah untuk bedah siasat.

Empat lagi pekerja binaan berusia lingkungan 30-an yang dikenali sebagai Afifin, Waras, Kabir dan Ghadami, yang putus kaki kanan, turut dihantar ke hospital itu.

Polis menerima panggilan kecemasan daripada orang awam pada kira-kira 4.29 petang berhubung kejadian di banglo No. 15, Jalan Jed 7/5A, Seksyen 7, milik seorang ahli perniagaan.

Sementara itu, Pengarah Jabatan Bomba dan Penyelamat Selangor, Othman Abdullah berkata, operasi menyelamat dihentikan pada 10.

45 malam selepas mangsa keenam dibawa keluar dari runtuhan.

Beliau berkata, pihaknya menggunakan kren dengan kekuatan 40 tan bagi mengangkat runtuhan konkrit selain membuat terowong secara manual untuk menyalur bantuan gas oksigen kepada mangsa terakhir sebelum dibawa keluar.

"Konkrit agak berat termasuk dengan timbunan batu dan bomba terpaksa memotong beberapa bahagian runtuhan dalam keadaan sempit, kren pertama yang kita gunakan ialah bagi kekuatan 10 tan dan tidak membantu," katanya.

Beliau berkata, pihak bomba memanggil mangsa namun tidak disahut dan tiada sebarang tindak balas bagi mengesahkan masih ada yang terperangkap di bawah runtuhan itu.

Othman juga berkata, kerja pembersihan di kawasan runtuhan itu akan diteruskan sepanjang malam ini.

Operasi menyelamat, yang bermula kira-kira 5 petang, diteruskan walaupun hujan lebat bermula 9 malam.

Selain itu, khidmat anjing pengesan Unit K9, Ibu Pejabat Polis Kontinjen Selangor digunakan sepanjang operasi tersebut.

Sementara itu, Pengerusi Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya (SPR), Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof berkata, ketika kejadian beliau sedang membaca akhbar dan mendengar bunyi dentuman kuat dari arah depan rumahnya.

"Mula-mula saya lihat tidak serius, hanya debu sahaja kelihatan. Tetapi setelah melihat bumbung rumah tersebut runtuh.

"Saya terus hubungi bomba dan Jabatan Pertahanan Awam Malaysia untuk maklumkan kejadian," katanya ketika ditemui di lokasi kejadian.

When offending the Muslim world seems a small price to pay

Posted: 19 Oct 2012 01:05 AM PDT

The government tolerated or even instigated the protests to give it a pretext. Many of the demonstrations were without the approvals required under Burmese law, yet nobody has been punished.

Myanmar's Rohingyas

Source: The Economists>No help, please, we're Buddhists

When offending the Muslim world seems a small price to pay

Oct 20th 2012 | YANGON | from the print editionIT IS as if a veil had been lifted to reveal a hideous blemish. Terrible ethnic and religious violence in June in Myanmar's western state of Rakhine pitted Buddhists against the mostly Muslim Rohingya minority. The aftermath risks marring the coming-out celebrations of Myanmar's hugely welcome rejection of tyrannous isolation. Thein Sein, a former general who has become the country's reforming president, is thought by some unlucky to have lost this year's Nobel peace prize (to the EU). But on October 15th he reneged on an agreement to let the Organisation of Islamic Co-operation (OIC) open an office in Myanmar's commercial hub, Yangon.

The OIC, which groups 57 countries with large Muslim populations, wanted to help the Rohingyas. They make up most of the 75,000 people displaced by the violence into camps around Sittwe, the capital of Rakhine. Aid workers say their conditions are dire, with many suffering malnutrition. Sanitation is woeful.

Myanmar has 135 recognised ethnic groups. A belief that nearly unites them is that the Rohingyas are not Burmese, but illegal "Bengali" settlers, who should be in Bangladesh or elsewhere. Mr Thein Sein himself has suggested the solution to Myanmar's Rohingya problem is to deport them all. No other country, however, accepts them. And so they are stateless.

Many Muslim countries wanted to channel aid to Rohingyas through the OIC (such as most of the $50m pledged by Saudi Arabia). But, the president said, opening an OIC office would not be "in accordance with the people's desires". This was a response to demonstrations, often led by Buddhist monks, against the proposed office. They took place in a number of cities, including Yangon, Mandalay and, especially, Sittwe.

There are competing analyses of the president's decision. The most optimistic is that, in the new Myanmar, it is impossible to suppress protests violently, especially if they are led by monks. A more cynical view is that the government tolerated or even instigated the protests to give it a pretext. Many of the demonstrations were without the approvals required under Burmese law, yet nobody has been punished.

The government's motive was simple, Rohingya politicians say. It wants to keep foreign eyes out as it makes life in Myanmar so intolerable for Rohingyas that those still in the country join the diaspora, who, at an estimated 1.5m or more, already outnumber them.

The only thing that might sway Burmese opinion in favour of the Rohingyas, some say, would be the staunch support of Myanmar's most famous and revered politician, the opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi. But she has been largely silent on their plight. Perhaps the only thing that might dent the popularity she and her party enjoy would be for her to take up the cudgels on behalf of this benighted minority.

The Tragic Life of Sylvia Kristel (Emmanuelle)

Posted: 19 Oct 2012 01:05 AM PDT

Sylvia Kristel, the actress who shot to fame as an international sex star after her role as Emmanuelle in the 1974 erotic film of the same name, died of cancer yesterday at the age of 60.

The New York Times wrote an article about her life AT THIS LINK.

The Daily News and Analysis featured a very melancholic piece on her AT THIS LINK.

According to THIS LINK:

Sylvia Maria Kristel (28 September 1952 – 17 October 2012) was a Dutch actress who performed in over 50 movies, and was best known for playing the lead character in four of the seven Emmanuelle films.
Kristel was born in Utrecht, Netherlands, the elder daughter of an innkeeper, Jean-Nicholas Kristel, and his wife Piet. In her 2006 autobiography, Nue, she claimed to have been sexually abused by an elderly hotel guest when she was nine years old, an experience she otherwise refused to discuss. Her parents divorced when she was fourteen years old after her father abandoned the family for another woman. "It was the saddest thing that ever happened to me", she said of the experience of her parents' separation.

Kristel began modeling when she was seventeen. She entered the Miss TV Europe contest in 1973 and won. Multilingual, she spoke Dutch, English, French, German and Italian. She gained international attention in 1974 for playing the title character in the softcore film Emmanuelle which remains one of the most successful French films ever produced. After the success of Emmanuelle, she often played roles that capitalised on that sexually provocative image, most notably starring in an adaptation of Lady Chatterley's Lover (1981), and a nudity-filled biopic of the World War I spy in Mata Hari. Her Emmanuelle image followed her to the United States, where she played Nicole Mallow, a maid who seduces a teenage boy, in the 1981 sex comedy Private Lessons. Another mainstream American film appearance was a brief comic turn in the Get Smart revival film The Nude Bomb in 1980.

Although Private Lessons was one of the highest grossing independent films of 1981 (ranking #28 in US Domestic Gross), Kristel reportedly saw none of the profits and continued to appear in movies and last played Emmanuelle in the early 1990s. In May 1990 she appeared in the television series My Riviera, filmed at her home in St Tropez and offering insights of her life and motivations in an interview with writer-director Michael Feeney Callan. In 2001, she played a small role in Forgive me, Dutch filmmaker Cyrus Frisch's debut. In May 2006, Kristel received an award at the Tribeca Film Festival, New York for directing the animated short film Topor and Me, written by Ruud Den Dryver. The award was presented by Gayle King. After a hiatus of eight years, she acted in the film, Two Sunny Days (2010), and that same year, she played the mother of the Trio Lescano in the TV series The Swing Girls. MORE at this link.

Rest in peace, Sylvia Kristel.

Naypyidaw found ‘people power’ – by stoking the not-so-latent typical neo-fascist anti-Kular, anti-Muslim RACISM among the public at large

Posted: 18 Oct 2012 11:44 PM PDT

Source: Shared from FB of Dr. Maung Zarni

(Naypyidaw found 'people power' – by stoking the not-so-latent typical neo-fascist anti-Kular, anti-Muslim RACISM among the public at large.)

Why did President Thein Sein form the Inquiry Commission, if his intention was not to uncover truth?

Why did the politically known entities even bother to join the commission?

Here is my analysis:

Second question, first.

Different rationales for different commissioners. For some like Zarganar and 88-generation's certified lead Racist Ko Ko Gyi, it was better to be 'in' than outside of this process. For the racists, this was an opportunity to get their version of events certified and their racist views enshrined in the Commission's official report. Yet for others, any signifier of POWER – words like "president" "parliament" "commission" – makes them wag their tails, ready their tong for licking generals' testicles and want to bask in their 2-minutes of limelight. And I can go on and on and on.

Thein Sein and his senior bosses behind the stage/scenes formed the Commission, stacked it with a number politically highly respected individuals, publicized the line-up of the commission for public relations gain, and dampened international enthusiasm for outside, independent commission from OIC or UN and decided that they would deal with the Commission, in due course and as the situation developed. Thein Sein squeezed every drop of PR benefit from the commission's line-up – read the UNGA speech transcript and see what I mean.

The commission served the IMMEDIATE GOAL of preempting the idea of outside, independent commission to investigate the violence in Arakan.

When that goal was met, (through a combo strategy of letting the Turkish delegation in, playing nice with the OIC delegations, playing humanitarian, in the eyes of the UN and INGOs, with the survivors of the latest Rohingya cleansing, quietly attempting to exploit the internal divisions within the OIC suc as Iran, Malaysia, Indonesia, and other Islamic countries, as well as bending over backward in its dealing with Washington and other western entities) Naypyidaw junked the old game of optimally cooperating with the OIC.

Naypyidaw found 'people power' – by stoking the not-so-latent typical neo-fascist anti-Kular, anti-Muslim RACISM among the public at large.

Now Naypyidaw of course is complying with the "people's wish" NOT to have any 'nigger' organization open an office.

MOU means nothing. Ask the Kachins and others who have signed or reached ceasefire deals with the Burmese regime. They can tell you how twisted the military strategists are.

Forget Thein Sein and front-line monkeys. The ones who are making real strategic decisions don't bother to talk to media, opposition, diplomats, INGOs or PEOPLE!

Robengah, Bekas Amah Rais Yatim Mampu Bina Rumah RM100,000

Posted: 19 Oct 2012 01:41 AM PDT

Bekas pembantu rumah Menteri Penerangan, Komunikasi dan kebudayaan, Datuk Seri Rais Yatim didakwa hidup mewah hingga mampu membina rumah dianggar bernilai RM100,000 di negara asalnya.

Koordinator NGO Jingga 13, Fariz Musa mempersoalkan bagaimana Robengah, yang bekerja selama 8 tahun di kediaman Rais mampu membina rumah mewah di Banjanegara, Indonesia.

Sedangkan, katanya, gaji Robengah hanya sekitar RM300 sebulan, sebelum dinaikkan RM500 selepas beberapa tahun.

"Suami Robengah, Sukiman pula lumpuh sebelah kaki dan tidak boleh bekerja, malah mereka ada dua anak bernama Monica dan Tina yang masih bersekolah," kata Fariz.

Dalam satu kenyataan media dikeluarkan semalam, Jingga 13 turut mendedahkan bukti gambar rumah berkenaan.

"Rakaman video Jingga 13 dengan Robengah juga menunjukkan sehingga kini beliau masih tidak bekerja," kata Fariz.

Menurut Fariz, adalah tidak masuk akal jika Robengah tidak pernah menghantar wang kepada keluarganya sepanjang 8 tahun hingga mampu membina rumah sebesar itu, sedangkan jirannya memberitahu rumah Robengah sebelum ini sangat daif.

Robengah sebelum ini mendakwa diperkosa majikannya di Malaysia, seperti mana laporan NGO Migrant Care pada 23 Julai 2007.

Bagaimanapun, beliau kemudian menafikan perkara itu dalam surat ditandatangani bertarikh 7 Januari 2011, menyatakan beliau tidak menghadapi sebarang masalah sewaktu bekerja di Malaysia.

Dalam pada itu, Fariz mendakwa, surat yang muncul selepas empat tahun kes itu berlaku secara tidak langsung 'menyelamatkan' Rais daripada tuduhan itu.

"Adakah wujud korupsi sehingga Robengah dibiayai dengan cukup lumayan agar menarik balik pengakuan diperkosa oleh Datuk Seri Rais Yatim?"

"Justeru kami desak Rais dengan jujur dan bertanggungjawab jelaskan sumber kemewahan Robengah sehingga mampu hidup sedemikian rupa," katanya lagi.

Sementara itu, Jingga 13 akan menghantar satu memorandum berhubung perkara itu kepada Kementerian Penerangan, Komunikasi dan kebudayaan di Jalan Raja, Kuala Lumpur jam 2.30 petang ini. -kD

Stuck in a Well

Posted: 18 Oct 2012 11:00 PM PDT

You might think this is an ordinary story of a baby stuck in a well and a frantic mother wailing with worry for her darling. I am sure many of us can relate to such a situation when our babies are in danger. The following video clip showcases the despair of a  mother elephant fretting over her baby calf which was rescued by elephant conservationists from the Amboseli Trust for Elephants in Keny.

On that fateful day, a team of elephant conservationists from the Amboseli Trust for Elephants in Kenya received a call about a baby stuck in a five-foot hole dug by Masai tribesmen. They raced to the site of the accident.

They discovered that the calf was fine the eight-month-old baby elephant could not climb out because the hole was too deep. The mother was nearby - helpless and visibly in great distress.

Worse still,  the mother elephant regarded the rescuers as a threat to her baby and almost sat on the Land Rover.

According to the driver, Dr. Vicki Fishlock who is resident scientist of the elephant trust, recognized the mother, Zombe, from a mark on her ear.

The video shows how she scared Zombe away with a high-pitched yell and maneuvered her jeep around her - a means to distract the mother elephant while the two men managed to get rope around the baby.

Then they attached the line to their vehicle, reversed the car and succeeded in pulling the elephant calf out of the hole.

What a beautiful ending we can see at the end of the video clip. The baby quickly runs to the mother's side :-). The following photo from The Daily Mail shows how the mother Zombe and baby elephant are running towards each other after the great rescue mission is over. Great is a mother's love :-).

  Images from HERE

Fishlock noted to Yahoo News in an email, "Our biggest fears for the elephants of Amboseli and elsewhere lie not with their sharing land with the Masai, who we work with and who report elephant emergencies to us, but from the burgeoning ivory trade."

She added, " We are delighted by the web response to our video, and we hope it persuades people that elephants are special and deserve to be protected and cherished."

Tragically,  thousands of elephants are slaughtered across Africa and various parts of the world solely for their ivory tusks, used to make trinkets that are in high demand in Asia.

Beyond Language: Reflections on the Arakan Tragedy by Richard Falk

Posted: 18 Oct 2012 09:02 PM PDT

Beyond Language: Reflections on the Arakan Tragedy by Richard Falk

October 17, 2012

Earlier this week, I listened to the Turkish First Lady, the wife of the Prime Minister, Emine Erdogan, speak about her recent harrowing visit to the Rohingya people in the the federal state of Arakan (or Rakhine) who are located in northwestern Burma (aka Myanmar). The Rohingya are a Muslim minority numbering over one million, long victimized locally and nationally in Burma and on several occasions over the years their people have been brutally massacred and their villages burned. She spoke in a deeply moving way about this witnessing of acute human suffering shortly after the most recent bloody episode of communal violence in June of this year. She lamented that such an orgy of violence directed at an ethnic and religious minority by the Buddhist majority is almost totally ignored by most of the world, and is quietly consigned by media outlets to their outermost zones of indifference and irrelevance. She especially appealed to the women present to respond with activist compassion, stressing that women are always the most victimized category in these extreme situations of minority persecution and ethnic cleansing.

The situation of the Rohingya is an archetypal example of acute vulnerability in a state-centric world. In 1982 the territorial government of Burma stripped away the citizen rights of the impoverished Rohingya Muslims who have lived in Arakan for many generations, but are cynically claimed by Rangoon to be unlawful new migrants from bordering Bangladesh who do not belong in Burma and have no right to remain or to burden the state or cause tension by their presence. Bangladesh, in turn, itself among the world's poorest countries, already has 500,000 Rohingya who fled across the Burmese border after earlier attacks on their communities, and has closed its borders to any further crossings by those escaping persecution, displacement, destruction of their homes and villages, and threats to their lives. To deepen this aspect of the tragedy, only 10% of these migrants who fled from Burma have been accepted as 'refugees' by the UN High Commission of Refugees, and the great majority of the Rohingya living in Bangladesh for years survive miserably as stateless persons without rights and living generally at or even below subsistence levels.  The Rohingya who continue to exist precariously within Arakan are stateless and unwanted, many are reported to wish openly for their own death. As a group they endure hardships and deprivations in many forms, including denial of health services, educational opportunity, and normal civil rights, while those who have left for the sake of survival, are considered to be comparatively fortunate if they manage to be accepted as 'refugees' even if their status as undocumented refugees means the absence of minimal protection, the denial of any realistic opportunity for a life of dignity, and the terrifying uncertainties of being at the continuing mercy of a hostile community and an inhospitable state.

The principal purpose of this educational conference sponsored by Mazlumder, a Turkish NGO with strong Muslim affinities, was to gather experts to report on the situation and urge the audience to take action and thereby mobilize public opinion in support of the Rohingya people. It served to reinforce the high profile diplomatic and aid initiatives undertaken in recent months by the Turkish government to relieve the Rohingya plight. It also called attention to the strange and unacceptable silence of Aung San Suu Kyi, the widely admired democratic political leader in Burma, herself long placed under punitive house arrest by the ruling military junta and recipient of the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize honoring her heroic resistance to dictatorship in her country. Her voice on behalf of justice for Burmese ethnic and religious minorities, and especially for the Rohingya, would carry great weight among Buddhists in the country and with world public opinion, and might shame the government into taking appropriate action. As it is, the present Burmese leadership and the prevailing tendency in domestic public opinion is to view the conflict as intractable, with preferred solutions being one or another version of ethnic cleansing, a crime against humanity—either forced deportation or the distribution of the Rohingya throughout the country so as to destroy their identity as a coherent people with deep historical roots in northern Arakan. Outside pressures from Saudi Arabia and the United States might help to rally wider international concern, especially if tied to Burma's economic goals. Aside from Turkey, governments have been reluctant to put pressure on Rangoon in this period because the Rangoon leadership has softened their dictatorial style of governance and seem to be moving toward the establishment of constitutional democracy in the country.

What struck me while listening to the presentations at the conference was how powerful language can become when its role is to think with the heart. I have always found that women are far less afraid to do this in public spaces than men. We fully secular children of the European Enlightenment are brainwashed from infancy, taught in myriad ways that instrumental reason and logical analysis are the only acceptable ways to think and express serious interpretations of societal reality. Mrs. Erdogan not only thinks with her heart, but she infuses such thought with an obvious religious consciousness that conveys a spiritual commitment to empathy that neither needs nor relies upon some sort of rational justification.

Such a powerful rendering of suffering reminded me of James Douglass's use of the realm of the 'unspeakable' (in turn inspired by the Catholic mystic author and poet, Thomas Merton) to address those crimes that shock our conscience but can only be diminished in their magnitude by speech. Their essential horror cannot be comprehended by expository language even if it is emotively heightened by an inspirational appeal. Only that blend of thinking with the heart combined the existential validation of direct witnessing can begin to communicate what we know, in the organic sense of knowing, to be the reality. I have discovered in my attempt to address the Palestinian ordeal as honestly as possible that direct contact with the actualities of occupation and the experience of listening closely to those who have been most directly victimized is my only way to approximate the existential reality. For this reason, my exclusion by Israel from visiting Occupied Palestine in my UN role does not affect the rational legal analysis of the violation of Palestinian rights under international law, but it does diminish my capacity as a witness to touch the live tissue of these violations, and erodes my capacity to convey to others a fuller sense of what this means for the lives and wellbeing of those so victimized. Of course, UN reports are edited to drain their emotive content in any event.

I recall also my experience with the world media after a 1968 visit to Hanoi in the midst of the Vietnam War. I had been invited by a European lawyers' organization to view the bomb damage in North Vietnam at a time when American officials, especially the Secretary of Defense, Robert McNamara, were claiming 'the most surgical strikes in the history of air warfare.'  I accepted this 'controversial' invitation to visit 'the enemy' during an ongoing war, although the fighting was somewhat paused at the time, as 'a realist' opponent of the war, basically accepting the position of Bernard Fall, George Kennan, and Hans Morgenthau that it was a losing proposition to suppose that the U.S. could achieve what the French colonial occupying power was unable to do and that it was a costly diversion of resources and attention from more important security concerns. My experience in Hanoi transformed my understanding and outlook on the war. It was a result of meeting many of the leaders, including the Prime Minister on several occasions, visiting bombed villages, talking with peasants and ordinary Vietnamese, and most of all, realizing the total vulnerability of the country to the military superiority of the United States with no prospect of retaliation—the concrete and cumulative terror of being on the receiving end of one-sided war that continues for years.  I came away from North Vietnam convinced that 'the enemy,' and especially its people, was on the right side of history, and the United States, and the badly corrupted Saigon regime that it propped up, was on the wrong side; above all, I felt the pain of the Vietnamese and was moved by their courage, humanity, and under the dire circumstances, their uncanny faith in humanity and their own collective destiny as a free nation. It produced a sea change in my mindset concerning the Vietnam War, and ever since.

When I left Vietnam, and returned to Paris, I received lots of attention from mainstream media, but total disinterest from these prominent journalists in what was for me the most important outcome of the trip—the realization of what it meant humanly for a peasant society to be on the receiving end of a high tech war machine of a distant superpower whose homeland was completely outside what is now being called 'the hot battlefield.' The journalists had no interest in my (re)interpretation of the war, but they were keenly  eager to report on proposals for ending the conflict that had been entrusted to me by Vietnamese leaders to convey to the United States Government upon my return. It turned out that the contour of these proposals was more favorable from Washington's point of view than what was negotiated four years and many deaths later by Henry Kissinger, who ironically received a Nobel Peace Prize for his questionable efforts. My main reflection relates back to the Arakan meeting. The media is completely deaf to the concerns of the heart, and is only capable of thinking, if at all, with the head. It limits thought to what can be set forth analytically, as if emotion, law, and morality are irrelevant to forming an understanding of public events. What at the time interested the New York Times and CBS correspondents, who were sympathetic and intelligent individuals, was the shaping of a diplomatic bargain that might end the war, whether it was a serious proposal, and whether Washington might be interested. It turned out that Washington was not ready for even such a favorable compromise, and plodded on for several years, culminating in the unseemly withdrawal in 1975 in the setting of a thinly disguised surrender.

Poets in the West, caught between a cultural insistence on heeding the voice of reason and their inability to transfer feelings and perceptions into words, vent their frustration with language as the only available vehicle for truth-telling. As T.S. Eliot memorably expressed it in the final section of his great poem East Coker:

Trying to use words, and every attempt

Is a wholly new start, and a different kind of failure

Imagine if the master poet of the English language in the prior century gives voice to such feelings of defeat (paradoxically in one of the great modern poems), how must the rest of us feel! We who are mere journeymen of the written word fault ourselves for inadequacies of depictions and usually lack the temerity to blame the imperfect medium of language for the shortcomings of efforts to communicate that which eludes precise expression.

Earlier in the same poem Eliot writes some lines that make me wonder if I have not crossed a line in the sands of time, and should long ago have taken refuge in silent vigil:

…..Do not let me hear

Of the wisdom of old men, but rather of their folly

Richard Falk is an international law and international relations scholar who taught at Princeton University for forty years. Since 2002 he has lived in Santa Barbara, California, and taught at the local campus of the University of California in Global and International Studies and since 2005 chaired the Board of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. Read more articles by .

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Posted: 18 Oct 2012 08:46 PM PDT

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[VIDEO] MB UMNO Berlagak Samseng Ajak Orang Asli Bergaduh

Posted: 18 Oct 2012 11:04 PM PDT

Bodoh, bangang: Adnan dituntut mohon maaf

Temerloh - Tindakan Menteri Besar Pahang Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob yang memperlekeh dan menghina masyarakat Orang Asli (OA) yang berdemo dan menyerahkan memorandum kepada beliau semalam, dianggap tidak profesional dan memalukan.

Malah tindakan beliau yang sanggup mengucapkan perkataan 'bodoh' dan 'bangang' serta telah mencabar seorang OA bernama Ong Chong bergaduh dengannya, jelas memperlihatkan sikap tidak hormat kepada rakyat.

Timbalan Ketua Perhubungan PKR Pahang Ahmad Nizam Hamid berkata, beliau sangat kesal dan kecewa serta mengecam tingkahlaku Adnan dan menuntut Menteri Besar (MB) itu menuntut maaf dengan OA.

"Ketika OA berdemo dan menyerahkan memorandum kepada MB Pahang semalam, Majlis Peguam telah memantau dan terdapat laporan beliau (Adnan) telah memperlekeh dan menghina masyarakat OA dengan mengeluarkan perkataan 'bodoh' dan 'bangang'.

"Malah beliau telah mencabar seorang OA bernama Ong Chong untuk bertumbuk dengannya. Saya selaku alah seorang panel peguam kepada OA dalam isu tuntutan yang dibuat mereka, sangat kesal dan kecewa serta mengecam tingkah laku MB Pahang yang jelas sangat tidak bertamadun dan langsung tidak punya rasa hormat kepada rakyat," tegasnya.

Beliau berkata demikian kepada media mengulas kira-kira 500 OA melalui Jaringan Kampung Orang Asli Semenanjung Malaysia (JKOASM) yang berkampung di pekarangan Wisma Sri Pahang di Kuantan, semalam bagi menyerahkan memorandum mengenai pencerobohan, tuntutan tanah dan wilayah adat kepada MB.

Melalui memorandum berkenaan, sebanyak lapan perkara dibangkit dan dituntut oleh kumpulan berkenaan serta mereka bertegas menyerahkan sendiri kepada MB.

Kumpulan Orang Asli dari seluruh Pahang berkenaan tiba kira-kira jam 11 pagi dengan membawa sepanduk yang antaranya tertera "Batalkan status tanah rizab yang bertindih dengan tanah adat orang asli", "Iktiraf hak dan tanah adat Orang Asli" dan pelbagai lagi perkara menjurus kepentingan tanah adat kaum mereka.

Ahmad Nizam yang juga peguam kepada komuniti berkenaan, berkata, memorandum yang diserahkan itu adalah penyataan bersama seluruh masyarakat Orang Asli melalui JKOASM sebagai tanda melahirkan kesepakatan supaya kawasan atau tanah dan wilayah diiktiraf.

Menurutnya, sejak kebelakangan ini sering wujud pertikaian antara kerajaan dan masyarakat orang asli mengenai perkara tersebut.

"Tanah yang kaum OA diami sejak dari zaman nenek moyang sering dikatakan sebagai tanah kerajaan, rizab perhutanan, rizab Perhilitan dan rizab Melayu sehingga tanah serta wilayah adat mereka dipindah milik atau diberi kelulusan kepada pihak lain.

"Melalui memorandum berkenaan mereka mahukan segala aktiviti yang sedang berjalan di atas tanah dan wilayah adat OA dihentikan, menarik balik lesen yang telah diberi kepada semua kontraktor yang bekerja di atas tanah wilayah adat dan membayar pampas an sewajarnya di atas kerugian kami alami.

"Selain itu, kerajaan harus membatalkan semua rizab bertindih dengan tanah dan wilayah adat OA bagi membolehkan pengiktirafan atau perlindungan serta mengiktiraf seluruh tanah dan wilayah adat OA mengikut peta komuniti," katanya.

Memorandum berkenaan turut mengandungi sebanyak 6,000 tandatangan OA mewakili kaum mereka di seluruh Pahang. -HD

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