Monday, November 12, 2012

Niat Nurul Izzah Berdakwah Kepada Bukan Islam

Niat Nurul Izzah Berdakwah Kepada Bukan Islam


Niat Nurul Izzah Berdakwah Kepada Bukan Islam

Posted: 12 Nov 2012 03:14 PM PST


Shah Alam - Ahli Jawatankuasa Kerja Pas Pusat, Khalid Samad mempertahankan Naib Presiden PKR, Nurul Izzah Anwar bersabit kenyataannya dalam isu kebebasan beragama sebagai bertujuan untuk berdakwah kepada bukan Islam di negara ini.

Bagaimanapun menurut Khalid, kenyataan Nurul Izzah itu dijadikan bahan fitnah dan sengaja diputarbelitkan oleh pihak tertentu atas dasar kepentingan politik.

"Dia mengasaskan hujahnya kepada ayat 'La Iqra Haffidin' - tidak ada paksaan dalam agama.

"Forum dianjurkan di sebuah gereja. Maknanya dia pergi, latar belakangnya, hendak berdakwah, berinteraksi dengan masyarakat bukan Islam, nak berdakwah menyatakan kepada orang bukan Islam, jangan takut pada Islam kalau ada pemerintahan yang berasaskan Islam sekali pun, soal kebebasan beragama dijamin dalam Islam. Itu konteksnya.

".... hilangkan ketakutan orang bukan Islam terhadap Islam tapi akhirnya dia ditempelak dengan tuduhan hendak memurtadkan orang," jelas Khalid.

Nurul Izzah pada 3 November lalu dijemput sebagai seorang panelis dalam forum bertajuk Negara Islam: Versi Mana? Tanggungjawab Siapa?

Pada sesi forum itu, Nurul Izzah ditanya "apabila anda bercakap tentang kebebasan beragama, adakah ini termasuk masyarakat Melayu sekali?".

Ahli Parlimen Lembah Pantai itu kemudian menjawab "bila anda bertanya kepada saya, tiada paksaan dalam agama. Dr Farouk pun telah memetik ayat Quran tersebut. Bagaimana anda boleh menanyakan kepada saya, atau kepada sesiapa pun… Bagaimanakah sesiapa boleh mengatakan, "Maaf, ini hanya untuk orang bukan Melayu".

"Ia mesti diaplikasi secara saksama. Inilah asas," Nurul Izzah dipetik sebagai berkata.

Ulasan GB

Apa yang nyta di dalam isu Nurul Izzah ini ialah: terdedahnya kumpulan jahil ugama dan buta Al-Quran yang terdiri dari kaum pemimpin UMNO dan para pencacainya!

Kerana nak sangat mempolitikkan apa juga isu bertujuan untuk memburukkan pemimpin parti Pakatan Rakyat dengan cara memutarbelitkan ucapan dan kenyataan mereka, tetapi kumpulan berkenaan tidak menyedari membuka kebebalan sendiri tentang "la iqra hafiddiin" - tiada paksaan orang di dalam beragama.

Kalau nak kira murtad, orang UMNOlah yang telah ramai dan telah lama murtad - dengan tak payah isytihar keluar ugama tetapi cukup bersandarkan dengan pegangan mereka yang berjuang di atas dasar kebangsaan (assabiyah).

Sabda Rasulullah s.a.w. : "Bukan daripada kalangan kami orang yang menyeru kepada Assabiyah, dan bukan daripada kalangan kami orang yang berperang atas dasar Assabiyah, dan bukan daripada kalangan kami orang yang mati kerana Assabiyah" (Hadith Riwayat Abu Daud)

Kedua: Demi bangsa Melayu, UMNO menggunakan "assabiyah", cuba untuk mengubah fakta kebenaran mengikut hawa nafsu mereka demi untuk mempertahankan kuasa yang kini hanya tinggal "nyawa-nyawa ikan".

Namun yakinlah bahawa usaha mereka itu akan sia-sia. Tuhan tidak sekali-kali akan mengizinkan kebatilan dan kezaliman mengatasi kebenaran dan keadilan.

Kita nasihatkan kepada warga UMNO supaya membaca Al-Quran dan menuntut lebih dalam lagi di bidang agama. Apa yang dilakukan oleh orang-orang UMNO kini, boleh menjejaskan pengucapan dua kalimah syahadat sendiri. Mengikut kitab-kitab dari ulamak muktabar seperti Said Hawa menjelaskan perkataan-perkataan yang meragukan hukum Islam boleh membawa kepada murtad. Mestika Hadith terbitan Jabatan Perdana Menteri sendiri, ada menyebut beberapa contoh kata-kata yang boleh membatalkan iman seseorang atau yang boleh menjadi murtad iaitu:

Kata-kata (menghina atau merendahkan) mana-mana hukum Islam seperti :

• Hukum apa ini ?
• Hukum ini sudah lapuk.
• Zaman sekarang tidak sepatutnya diharamkan riba' kerana menghalang kemajuan.
• Dalam zaman serba maju ini kaum wanita tak perlu dibungkus-bungkus (tutup aurat dengan memakai telekong).
• Berzina kalau suka sama suka apalah haramnya?
• Minum arak kalau dengan tujuan hendak menyihatkan badan untuk beribadat apa salahnya.
• Berjudi kalau masing-masing sudah rela menerima untung ruginya apa salahnya.
• Kalau hendak sangat menurut hukum-hukum Islam, sampai kiamat kita tidak maju.
• Seseorang berkata,"Perbuatan yang demikian tidak beradab", apabila diceritakan bahawa Nabi Muhammad SAW selepas makan baginda menjilat sisa makanan dijarinya (sebelum dibasuh tangan).
• Seseorang berkata,"Aku tidak mahu memotong kuku sekalipun sunnah", apabila diberitahu bahawa memotong kuku adalah sunnah.
• Membaca ayat-ayat suci al-Quran, hadith nabi dan nama-nama Allah dengan cara mempersenda dan mempermain-mainkannya.

Itu baru ungkapan yang contoh kata-kata yang boleh menjadi murtad.

Bukan GB yang kata tetapi dari kitab MESTIKA HADITH keluaran Jabatan Perdana Menteri sendiri!


Advertisement Blunders and Other Jokes

Posted: 12 Nov 2012 02:30 PM PST


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______________________________

"Congratulations my boy!" said the groom's uncle.

"I'm sure you'll look back and remember today as the happiest day of your life."

"But I'm not getting married until tomorrow," protested his nephew.

"I know," replied the uncle. "That's exactly what I mean."

_____________________________

The couple's 50th wedding anniversary was approaching.

The husband asked his long-suffering wife, "What would you like to do for our anniversary, Dear?"

She looked at him sourly and replied, "Become a widow!"

I met a man who had been married for 66 years.

"Amazing. 66 years!" I said. "What's the secret to such a long, happy marriage?"

"Well," he replied, "It's like this. The man makes all the big decisions... and the woman just makes the
little decisions."

"Really?" I responded. "Does that really work?"

"Oh, yes," he said proudly. "66 years, and so far, not one big decision!"
_____________________________

During my last physical, my doctor asked me about my daily activity level...

... and so I described a typical day this way: "Well, yesterday afternoon,  I waded along the edge of a lake, escaped from wild dogs in the heavy brush, marched up and down several rocky hills, stood in a patch of poison ivy, crawled out of quicksand, jumped away from an aggressive rattlesnake, drank eight beers and took four "leaks" behind big trees."

Inspired by the story, the doctor said, "You must be one hell of an outdoorsman!"

"No," I replied, "I'm just a really bad golfer."
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The scene was a tiny mountain village in a remote section of West Virginia.

An old mountaineer and his young wife were getting a divorce in the local court. But custody of the children was a problem.

The mother jumped to her feet and protested to the judge that since she had brought the children into this world, she should retain custody of them.

The old mountaineer also wanted custody of the children. The judge asked for his side of the story and, after a long moment of silence, the mountaineer slowly rose from his chair and said, "Judge, when I put a quarter in a candy machine and a candy bar comes out, does it belong to me or the machine?"

-Author Unknown-


Happy Divali

Posted: 12 Nov 2012 10:48 AM PST

To Ramu, Jayan, Sekhar, Guna, Loga, Ramesh and families in Kuala Sungai Baru Estate, my heart goes out to you.

I still treasure our childhood memories - we were together most of the time at the school, in the bushes, the river, the padi field and up the trees. It was from you that I knew MGR and Ramesh, Hema Malini and Lata Mageshkar.


We were really one, as Malaysians then. We 'owned' each other.

To all of you and to all Hindus, Happy Deepavali.

May the light shine on you endlessly.


What Remembrance Day in Penang?

Posted: 11 Nov 2012 05:10 AM PST

I happened to pass by the Cenotaph Memorial at the Esplanade in George Town, Penang, this morning.


Went up to have a closer look but the Cenotaph did not seem to have seen much activity despite today being the 11th day of the 11th month. For the uninitiated, today is Remembrance Day, the day when the world goes quiet to remember the ultimate sacrifices of men who died during periods of conflict, but it is an almost forgotten date in the Malaysian calendar. All I saw at the Cenotaph was a small posy of red and white flowers, left there by some anonymous persons. Sad that this occasion had been forlornly overlooked.


Meanwhile, less than 50 metres away outside the City Hall, under huge billowing tents set up by the authorities, a loud Deepavali open house was gaily in session, graced by the Penang Chief Minister, his State Exco members, the Municipal Council presidents of Penang Island and Province Wellesley, senior officers of State Departments, invited guests and the general public. Sad.




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Children's Names That Match Parents' Occupations

Posted: 12 Nov 2012 03:00 AM PST

Lawyer's daughter:  Sue
Thief's son:  Rob
Lawyer's son:  Will
Doctor's son:  Bill
Hair stylist's son:  Bob

Justice of the peace's daughter:  Mary
Sound stage technician's son:  Mike
Gambler's daughter:  Betty
Iron worker's son:  Rusty or Smith

Sweeper's son:  Dustin
TV star's daughter:  Emmy
Movie star's son:  Oscar
Banker's daughter:  Penny

-Author Unknown-


Penulisan dan kepekaan kita

Posted: 12 Nov 2012 07:51 AM PST

Sudah lama saya tidak menulis. Tidak tahu kenapa, amat susah sekali untuk saya mencari idea sekarang. Ada perasaan seperti semua perkara telah ditulis, tidak ada idea baru sekarang, jadi kenapa hendak menulis?

Mungkin saya tersilap. Mungkin saya tidak membaca dengan cukup lagi. Atau mungkin, mungkin, sudah lama saya berhenti berfikir. Pernahkah saya berfikir? Saya merasakan bahawa saya banyak mengikut sahaja sebelum ini.

Petang tadi saya mendapat berita yang bumbung di sepanjang jalan untuk orang lalu berjalan runtuh di UKM. Bukan sahaja bumbung rosak, tetapi juga beberapa buah kereta yang terletak di sana kerana dekat dan dihempap bumbung yang jatuh. Mujur tiada orang yang berada di bawah atau mengalami kecederaan teruk akibat kejadian tersebut.

Agak-agak benarnya kata Habermas, bahawa projek moderniti belum lagi selesai. Dan barangkali benar juga kata Syed Hussein Alatas bahawa untuk masyarakat betul-betul maju perlu adanya cultural revolution. Susah dipercayai yang di Malaysia, di mana terletaknya Petronas Twin Towers, perkara sebegini boleh berlaku: di UNIVERSITI KEBANGSAAN MALAYSIA, iaitu sebuah universiti penyelidikan!

Kita tertanya-tanya, sekiranya bentuk-bentuk binaan asas pun tidak boleh kekal dan bertahan akibat kejadian semulajadi seperti hujan lebat, bagaimana universiti ini boleh mengambil tanggungjawab untuk mengkaji dan menjalankan pengajaran dan pembelajaran tentang pemahaman masyarakat Malaysia yang rumit? Apa yang akan berlaku kepada para anak muda yang memasuki universiti untuk mendapatkan pendidikan sarjana muda, sarjana dan doktor falsafah? Apa akan terjadi kepada atau sedang berlaku dalam Fakulti Sains dan Teknologi, dan Fakulti Sains Sosial ? Atau institut kajian nuklear dan lain high-level technology research? Secara mental dan fizikal. Mampukah kita meneruskan dan mencapai matlamat yang perlu dicapai sebuah universiti?

Namun yang paling parah sekali bukan sebab keruntuhan bumbung yang berlaku, tetapi sikap dan kebolehterimaan kita terhadap kejadian-kejadian seperti ini. Seolah-olah perkara seperti ini sudah biasa berlaku, harus berlaku dan akan terus berlaku.

Saya agak yakin, tidak akan ada apa-apa tindakan yang akan diambil selepas kejadian berkenaan – sepertimana yang kerap berlaku untuk perkara-perkara lain dan di tempat-tempat lain yang telah berlaku sebelum ini, dan akan berlaku selepas ini.

Jangan harap bahawa siapa-siapa atau pihak jabatan yang bertanggungjawab akan dipecat ataupun dengan sendiri letak jawatan. Ataupun diturunkan pangkat. Hanya diabaikan. Ini harga pasaran nyawa masyarakat Malaysia pada hari ini.

Mungkin juga kerana perkara atau fenomena sebegini – ignorance and numbness – yang menyebabkan saya sukar untuk menulis tentang apa-apa sahaja. Kerana sudah terlalu biasa berlaku, dan kemudiannya diterima oleh masyarakat umum.

Dan benar juga kata Lee Kuan Yew – repression is like sex, its always difficult the first time, but much easier the second time.

Kita sudah terlalu biasa dirogol tiap-tiap hari sehingga mempercayai dan menerima bahawa ia sememangnya patut berlaku dan kita mesti menikmatinya. 



Saham FGVH Jatuh Bawah Harga Senarai, Isa Samad Didesak Letak Jawatan

Posted: 12 Nov 2012 02:41 PM PST


SSaham Felda Global Ventures Holdings Berhad (FGVH) merosot ke paras paling rendah sejak disenaraikan pada 28 Jun lalu.

Saham itu didagangkan pada harga penutup RM4.60 pada 9 November, hanya 5 sen lebih tinggi daripada harga tawaran awam permulaan (IPO) RM4.55 sesaham.

Pagi ini, saham FGVH terus merosot ketika diniagakan pada pukul 10.46 di paras terendah RM4.53 sebelum kembali naik pada sesi penutup tengah hari.

Setiausaha Biro Masyarakat Felda dan Orang Asal KEADILAN, Rebim Birham mendakwa kejatuhan saham FGVH telah dijangka sejak awal berdasarkan penyenaraian yang tidak telus serta menggunakan secara 'paksa' tanah-tanah peneroka sebagai modal.

"Pihak pelabur melihat penyenaraian FGVH ini lebih kepada tindakan politik dan bertujuan meraih untung jangka pendek untuk individu atau golongan tertentu. Pihak yang berkepentingan menjual saham sebaik sahaja harga naik.

"Oleh itu, pelabur jangka panjang enggan terus melabur atau menambah pelaburan. Pelabur antarabangsa yang dijangka akan masuk pula tidak berminat apabila mendapati senario politik tidak lagi menyebelahi BN.

"Bagi menyekat kejatuhan berterusan ini, kita desak Pengerusi Felda Isa Samad yang bertanggungjawab ke atas penyenaraian meletak jawatan segera agar tempatnya boleh diisi oleh orang lain yang lebih berkelayakan," kata Rebin ketika dihubungi.

Dalam pada itu, Pengerusi Persatuan Anak Peneroka Felda Kebangsaan (Anak), Mazlan Aliman pula berkata kepada Harakah Daily, kejatuhan berterusan saham FGVH menambah penderitaan peneroka yang sebelum itu telah diperdaya membeli saham tersebut.

"Jika harga saham RM4.78 pun dikira peneroka sudah rugi setelah ditolak interest dan bayaran kepada bank. Kalau harga hari ini RM4.61 bermakna ia sudah jauh jatuh, sudah negatif," katanya.

Tambahnya, apabila rugi pemegang saham tidak dapat menjual saham, akhirnya mereka bukan menikmati durian runtuh tetapi menghadapi malapetaka.


An opportunity beckons after violence in Rakhine

Posted: 12 Nov 2012 06:04 AM PST

ျမန္မာတုိင္းမ္လုိဂ်ာနယ္မ်ဳိးမွာ More importantly, the Myanmar government must be ready to embrace the Rohingya if any genuine reconciliation is to be realized. – လုိ႔ေရးႏုိင္တာမဆုိးဘူးလုိ႔ေျပာရမယ္ ..
A soldier in Rakhine Statein late October. Photo: Kaung HtetThe violence between the Buddhist Rakhine and Muslim Rohingya communities in western Myanmar, which initially erupted in June, has not abated.

The simmering tension flared into violence again on October 21. The government said on October 31 that 89 people had been killed, 136 injured, more than 32,000 made homeless. More than 5000 houses were burned down between October 21 and 30.

Questions have been asked as to why the conflict has not been resolved when Myanmar has such overwhelming support from all actors in the international community, both in the East and West.

Is it because the government has no serious intention to resolve the conflict, or is it because the government does not have adequate resources and the experience to handle such violence?

Recent developments indicate that both the Rakhine State and central governments have taken certain initiatives to end the violence, including the state government's issuance of article 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure in some townships, and President U Thein Sein's declaration of a state of emergency. Are such measures adequate to bring peace and harmony in the state?

When considering the conflict in Rakhine State – or elsewhere in the country – one must understand that it is a consequence of inherent ethnic problems that successive central governments have failed to address since independence in 1948.

The complexity of the Rohingya issue fundamentally lies in the fact that they are not considered citizens of Myanmar. This makes it unique from other conflicts in the country. While other ethnic minorities demand autonomy under a federal system, the Rohingyas struggle to be recognised as an ethnic group of the country.

Some have suggested that had President U Thein Sein reached some resolution on the Rohingya issue he could have won a Nobel Peace Prize. Some others have opined that opposition leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has been careful not to say too much about the conflict for fear of a backlash in the 2015 general election.

While the conflict in Rakhine State should not be viewed an opportunity for individual glory or political advantage, both President U Thein Sein and Daw Aung San Suu Kyi have important roles to play for the emergence of a durable solution.

Many in Myanmar society, including Rakhine people, cannot accept Rohingya as fellow citizens. The government uses the term "Bengali" when referring to them. In these circumstances, is there room for dialogue? If so, where can it begin?

Another broad perception within Myanmar society is that the Rohingya or Bengali are illegal migrants from neighbouring Bangladesh. However, such assertion is rejected by Bangladesh, which already hosts about 300,000 Rohingya as refugees inside its territory.

Both governments – Myanmar and Bangladesh – should promote dialogue to address the issue amicably. If no bilateral agreement can be reached, perhaps both governments could approach a neutral third party, such as the United Nations, for mediation or an alternative arrangement.

President U Thein Sein once suggested resettling the Rohingya in a third country or countries, a proposition that the UN high commissioner for refugees Antonio Guterres rejected outright.

Recently, Tomas Ojea Quintana, the UN special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar, suggested that the Myanmar government pursue a policy of integration and reconciliation between the Rakhine and Rohingya groups.

International institutions can offer suggestions but, ultimately, responsibility lies with the Myanmar government. If no third country or countries come forward to accept the Rohingya population, the government of Myanmar will have to come up with a solution at some point.

What President U Thein Sein's government and the national parliament can do is review both previous and existing citizenship laws to assess the conditions under which citizenship is granted. Those eligible should not be denied their rights.

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi could use her status as the opposition leader and chair of the rule of law committee in the parliament to help advance the reconciliation process. Such initiatives should be bipartisan measures, with the support of other committee members and the parliament as a whole.

Reconciliation programs will succeed only when the Rakhine and the Rohingya are willing to compromise on their differences and respect each other's identity. More importantly, the Myanmar government must be ready to embrace the Rohingya if any genuine reconciliation is to be realised.

Myanmar has adequate resources and experience in managing ethnic violence. It is largely because of successive central governments' indifference and lack of commitment toward minority problems that ethnic conflicts remain unresolved.

The conflict in Rakhine state needs to be addressed simultaneously with conflicts in other parts of the country. While the international community is rallying behind its reform processes, Myanmar should seize the opportunity to address the inherent problems of minority groups, including the Rakhine and Rohingya in Rakhine State.

Nehginpao Kipgen is general secretary of the United States-based Kuki International Forum. His research interests include political transition, democratisation, human rights, ethnic conflict and identity politics and he has written many peer-reviewed and non-academic articles on the politics of Myanmar and Asia.



The Man You Didn't Know

Posted: 12 Nov 2012 06:00 AM PST

Most of us know Neil Armstrong was the first man to step on the moon and that he died recently. Beyond that, what do we know? Here's an article by Douglas Binkley about Armstrong's thoughts on Charles Lindbergh, NASA's early days and his dreams of flying to Mars that can tell us more about the man...


The Neil Armstrong You Didn't Know by Douglas Brinkley

I was only 8 years old on July 20, 1969, when Neil Armstrong, 38-year-old commander of Apollo 11, descended the cramped lunar module Eagle's ladder with hefty backpack and bulky spacesuit to become the first human on the moon. Because it was summertime, school done for the year, watching all things Apollo 11—the nearly 200-hour galactic journey from Florida to splashdown in the Pacific—became my obsession. I didn't miss a moment of the long, nerve-wracking chain of events that led to the Eagle creating the lunar base Tranquility (named in advance by Armstrong). The Brinkleys were living in Perrysburg, Ohio, and we considered Armstrong—from nearby Wapakoneta—the honorary hometown boy. It was stunning that this local kid who grew up on a farm with no electricity was leading America into the brave new world of lunar exploration. When Armstrong said, "That's one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind," we were incommensurably awed at the greatness of it all. Not Armstrong. "Pilots take no particular joy in walking," he once said in full buzzkill mode. "Pilots like flying."

For years I longed to hear Armstrong describe what it was like to contemplate Earth from 238,900 miles away. Former Space Center director George Abbey once told me that many NASA astronauts felt that looking at Earth was akin to a religious experience. Did Armstrong agree? What did it feel like—emotionally, spiritually—to stand on the surface of the moon? Armstrong's reticence was legendary. Could I get him to open up about the experience?

I originally wrote Armstrong in the early 1990s to request an interview about his Korean War service. He had flown 78 combat missions—was even hit with antiaircraft fire over enemy territory—and I wanted to write a book about it, a Band of Brothers about the flyboys of "the Forgotten War" who were assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Essex. I got a polite postcard rejection: "No thanks, but I'll keep you in mind."

It wasn't until several years later that NASA asked me to conduct its official oral history of the "First Man." I was surprised and honored to get a chance to interview him—and thrilled when the date was set for Sept. 19, 2001. Then I saw the horrifying collapse of the World Trade Center towers on TV. Like everyone else, I was grief-stricken. And I was also sure my Armstrong interview would get nixed. But it didn't play out that way. To my utter astonishment, a NASA director telephoned me that Armstrong, no matter what, never missed a scheduled rendezvous. He was going to travel from Cincinnati to Houston to do the oral history in spite of the post-terrorist-attack airport madness. Armstrong journeying to Texas days after 9/11 certainly wasn't the phoenix-like Chuck Yeager, emerging from the pages of Tom Wolfe's The Right Stuff in a glorious dust cloud of triumph. But his effort was impressive. The post-9/11 skies were largely shut to commercial aircraft, but Armstrong, whose own boyhood hero was aviator Charles Lindbergh, stubbornly refused to cancel an appointment that he dreaded. It was a matter of honor.

The interview started out well, with a question about Lindbergh. He raved about the famed pilot of the Spirit of St. Louis. He told me about his personal correspondence with Lucky Lindy (a trove that is still off-limits to scholars). It dawned on me that perhaps the fear of the Lindbergh Baby Kidnapping Syndrome had driven Armstrong underground, had turned him into a quasi-recluse. As an impermeable skeptic, he trusted neither celebrity nor crass capitalism. But the oral history was tracking. And when I turned to the Korean War, mentioning novelist James Michener's book The Bridges at Toko-Ri, he became surprisingly effusive. "Michener was on our ship," he said. "I think he went on three tours, two or three tours, you know, at four or five weeks at a crack, and would just sit around the wardroom in the evening or in the ready room in the daytime and listen to guys tell the actual stories."


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BN Mengada-adakan Ancaman Kebangkitan ‘Malay Spring’!

Posted: 12 Nov 2012 06:35 AM PST

Chandra Muzaffar, Pengerusi Yayasan 1Malaysia dan juga 'pemikir' agung BN, telah dipaparkan pada muka hadapan media-media cetak arus perdana dengan mengeluarkan amaran mengenai 'rancangan kuasa luar' untuk memporak-perandakan kerajaan dan juga ancaman kepada 'keselamatan global'!

Dalam proses itu dia telah mengaitkan BN dengan beberapa diktator, yang mana masyarakat dunia telah menyaksikan kejatuhan mereka beberapa bulan yang lalu, dan mengatakan bahawa menyingkirkan Mubarak, Gadaffi, Ben Ali dan yang lain adalah tidak baik kerana ianya akan 'menggugat' Malaysia! Dengan menafikan bahawa Malaysia adalah sebuah negara demokrasi yang seharusnya mendukung aspek-aspek utama seperti kebebasan akhbar, hak pada kebebasan bersuara dan hak pada kebebasan perhimpunan aman, Chandra juga menyatakan penentangannya pada beberapa organisasi pro-demokrasi, seperti Yayasan Open Society dan National Endowment for Democracy (NED) yang berpangkalan di Washington.

Chandra telah mengutuk keras penyaluran dana-dana asing kepada pertubuhan-pertubuhan sivil seperti Bersih dan Suaram dan kumpulan-kumpulan lain yang bekerja keras untuk menentang rasuah dan penindasan rakyat di Malaysia.

Namun, bagai mana pula dengan jumlah wang yang teramat besar yang disalurkan oleh UMNO/BN ke dalam akaun Yayasan 1Malaysia? Dan bagai mana pula dengan jumlah wang haram yang teramat besar yang telah dibolot secara rahsia dari simpanan negara untuk menyokong kegiatan-kegiatan parti politiknya untuk bertahan pada kuasa selama lebih 50 tahun?

Kealpaan dan double-standard pada Dr. Chandra Muzaffar amatlah dikesali oleh sesiapa yang meneliti pendedahannya itu.

Namun, pandangan peribadinya yang diada-adakannya adalah mengenai 'kesan merbahaya' dari dana kecil dari organisasi-organisasi seperti NED itu, telah digunakan oleh rakyat di negara-negara yang pro-demikrasi seperti Mesir, Tunisia, Libya dan Syria.

Jelaslah, Dr Chandra telah menganggap kritikan terhadap pemerintah kuku besi adalah sekadar alasannya semata-mata. Bagi Chandra, kerajaan tidak boleh ditentang atau dikritik oleh mana-mana pertubuhan yang memperjuangkan kebenaran.

Dengan kata-kata sedemikian, Chandra telah menyamakan BN seperti rejim-rejim Libya, Tunisia dan Mesir dan dia juga bersimpati dengan saki-baki pemerintahan kuku besi seperti Syria dan Russia. Apa yang lebih utama, dia telah memberikan isyarat bahawa dia takut bahawa rakyat Malaysia secara umumnya akan menyingkirkan BN sama seperti kebangkitan Arab Spring!

Pada hari ini, Ketua PKR Sarawak yang juga ADUN, Baru Bian, seorang pengamal undang-undang, telah membantah serangan berhisteria Dr Chandra terhadap pertubuhan-pertubuhan sivil di Malaysia.

Chandra Muzaffar telah memperkecilkan dirinya sendiri dan juga Yayasan 1Malaysia dengan kenyataan-kenyataan ini kerana secara tidak langsung dia telah mendedahkan betapa takutnya gabungan parti-parti BN yang kini terlalu kaya dan dahagakan kuasa bertindak ke atas pertubuhan-pertubuhan kecil ini, yang hanya bersenjatakan kebenaran.

Malaysia akan menghadapi piliharaya umum tidak lama lagi.

Tidak perlulah kita takut pada apa yang dianggap Kebangkitan Melayu atau kacau bilau atau apa-apa juga bentuk darurat yang tidak masuk akal sebagaimana dibayangkan oleh Chandra dan gerombolan BN.

Peralihan kuasa kerajaan secara normal tidak seharusnya dihalang, selagi BN tidak berkelakuan sebagaimana dibayangkan oleh Chandra dan melanggar peraturan dalam percubaan mereka untuk terus berkuasa selama 50 tahun lagi!

Jika tercetusnya darurat dan kacau-bilau nanti maka BN harus dipertanggungjawabkan oleh masyarakat dunia dan bukannya kerana pertubuhan-pertubuhan pro-demokrasi yang kecil-kecil itu.

Sumber : Sarawak Report


Mayat Wanita Berulat Dalam Bas!

Posted: 12 Nov 2012 04:12 AM PST

Kajang – Seorang pengawal keselamatan terkejut apabila menemui mayat wanita dalam keadaan kembung dan berulat di dalam sebuah bas yang tidak digunakan di dalam kawasan kompaun Menara Majlis Perbandaran Kajang (MPKJ, pagi ini.

Kejadian disedari jam 10.30 pagi oleh pengawal keselamatan, Santra Morgan yang kemudian menghubungi polis.

Ketua Polis Daerah Kajang, Asisten Komisioner Ab Rashid Ab Wahab berkata, pada Khamis lalu salah seorang mekanik MPKJ mengadu terlihat seseorang sedang tidur dalam bas berkenaan ketika ditugaskan memeriksa nombor chasis.

"Mangsa berusia dalam lingkungan 20 hingga 30-an itu ditemui dalam keadaan terbaring, lengkap berpakaian seluar pendek ketat berwarna hitam dan tshirt berwarna merah," katanya.

Menurutnya, turut ditemui tuala dan pisau pendek, namun dokumen pengenalan diri gagal ditemui.

"Mangsa dipercayai mati lebih empat hari, motif dan punca kematian masih disiasat. Siasatan turut menjurus kepada jenayah atau sebaliknya," katanya.

Mayat dibawa ke hospital Serdang untuk dibedah siasat. -SH


Doraemon turns minus 100 years old

Posted: 03 Sep 2012 01:35 AM PDT

Doraemon Hong Kong Harbour CityPopular Japanese comic/cartoon character Doraemon is celebrating his "early birthday" on September 3, exactly one hundred years before he was born.

The character was created (as manga) in 1969 and has turned into a huge franchise (anime, movies, video games etc.) and culture icon in Japan and East Asia.

The series tell the story of a robotic cat (Doraemon) who was sent back in time by a young kid from the future to aid an incompetent schoolboy named Nobita, his great grandfather, in order to change the family's continuous misfortune.

What makes Doraemon really popular among readers/viewers is his ability to pull out various futuristic gadgets from his magic pocket. Some of the ideas might seem extraordinary these days, but obviously amusing to people in those ages (yours truly included).

Photo from an exhibition in Hong Kong's Harbour City shopping mall for the special occasion, via Doraemon's official Facebook [Jp].

Doraemon turns minus 100 years old from YeinJee's Asian Journal


Legoland Malaysia – Asia’s first Legoland

Posted: 22 Sep 2012 05:52 AM PDT

Asia's first Legoland theme park – located in Malaysia's Johor State – has opened its doors to public on September 15. It's the sixth Legoland theme park in the world (Denmark, England, Germany and two in the US). Video by JY

The theme park should do well in the first year with the flock of Malaysian and Singaporean tourists, though it's questionable if it could attract decent number of tourists in long run. It's not something that people would visit often, and the price (RM110-140, or around USD35-45) ain't cheap at all by local standard.

Legoland Malaysia theme park

Legoland Malaysia – Asia's first Legoland from YeinJee's Asian Journal


Dayana Mendoza Selecta Magazine

Posted: 12 Aug 2012 10:49 AM PDT

Former Miss Universe (2008) winner and Celebrity Apprentice (reality TV show) participant Dayana Mendoza on August 2012 issue of Selecta Magazine.

Dayana Mendoza Selecta Magazine

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Dayana Mendoza Selecta Magazine from YeinJee's Asian Journal


Kyoko Hasegawa Grazia Japan

Posted: 07 Oct 2012 08:01 PM PDT

Japanese actress Kyoko Hasegawa is featured on the November 2012 cover of Grazia [Jp] Magazine (which happens to be its 200th issue)…

Kyoko Hasegawa Grazia Japanese Magazine

Kyoko Hasegawa Grazia Japan from YeinJee's Asian Journal


KARA & Minki – Unionbay 2011 Fall commercial

Posted: 18 Aug 2012 07:01 PM PDT

Korean pop group KARA's Seungyeon, Jiyoung and actor Lee Minki are featured in the latest campaign for Unionbay clothing brand. A special video by NylonTV which includes the commercial and behind the scene clips…

KARA & Minki – Unionbay 2011 Fall commercial from YeinJee's Asian Journal


Miss A – I Don’t Need A Man music video & pics

Posted: 15 Oct 2012 04:36 PM PDT

Korean music video for I Don't Need A Man from pop group Miss A's latest mini-album, Independent Women Part III – supposedly a "homage" to American R&B girl group Destiny Child's Independent Women []. Concept photos after the MV…

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Miss A – I Don't Need A Man music video & pics from YeinJee's Asian Journal


Yui Aragaki, Nylon, Bali

Posted: 29 Aug 2012 09:02 AM PDT

Japanese actress Yui Aragaki is releasing a special photobook – shot in Bali, Indonesia – in collaboration with Nylon Magazine. Image via Modelpress [Jp]…

Yui Aragaki Nylon Magazine Bali

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Yui Aragaki, Nylon, Bali from YeinJee's Asian Journal


Lydia Ko becomes youngest LGPA winner

Posted: 27 Aug 2012 02:22 AM PDT

New Zealand golfer Lydia Ko sets another record as the youngest winner (15 yrs 4 mths) in history of the LPGA Tour after winning the Canadian Open over the weekend, breaking the record of American Lexi Thompson (16 yrs 7 mths).

The Korean-born became the youngest winner of a professional event earlier this year (broken later by Canadian Brooke Henderson), and she's making another phenomenal leap with this achievement. She's yet to turn pro though, and according to statement she's likely to stay amateur until she finishes her high school.

Lydia Ko becomes youngest LGPA winner from YeinJee's Asian Journal


Kolum saya di Sinar Harian: perangkap politik perkauman

Posted: 12 Nov 2012 12:53 AM PST

Kesudahan ini memang boleh dijangka. Selepas berhadapan retorik perkauman UMNO selama ini, MCA mengikut tauladan "abang sulungnya" dengan mengambil pendirian anti Islam yang melampau demi menakut-nakutkan masyarakat Cina untuk kembali menyokongnya.

Sejak kemenangan besar BN pada 2004, politik UMNO telah berubah menjadi lebih perkauman. Meskipun kegagalan besar yang dialami UMNO-BN pada 2008 akibat undi protes daripada pengundi Melayu di bandar serta pengundi bukan Melayu telah menyebabkan Perdana Menteri baru Najib Razak cuba memoderatkan retorik partinya, namun UMNO dan pelbagai NGO tajaannya terus membakar api perkauman.

Justeru, di dalam usaha mencari taktik baru mendapat undi masyarakat Cina, maka Presiden MCA Dr Chua Soi Lek telah mengambil keputusan untuk sekali lagi memainkan isu hudud. Tetapi taktik ini mendedahkan kontradiksi strategi BN: ketika mana UMNO terus menyerang Pakatan sebagai anti-Melayu dan anti-Islam, parti sekutunya sendiri mempermain-mainkan Islam.

Ya, bukanlah luar biasa sebuah parti yang mewakili etnik bukan Islam terbesar di Malaysia untuk memberikan pandangan mereka terhadap pelaksanaan syariat Islam. Tetapi bahasa biadab Soi Lek di dalam isu kompleks seperti hudud telah memberikannya imej cauvinis Cina, label yang selama ini UMNO berikan kepada musuh MCA, DAP.

Hakikatnya tindakan DAP ini mendedahkan ketandusan ideologinya dan ketandusan idea yang lebih luas di kalangan BN secara keseluruhannya. Pentadbiran UMNO-BN yang terlalu lama telah menghakis hubungan antara kaum dan hak minoriti. Dengan memberikan gambaran bahawa Pakatan akan memusnahkan kedua-duanya menjadi dakwaan tersebut satu dakwaan yang palsu.

Pokoknya BN tiada idea atau rancangan untuk Malaysia melainkan mengekalkan kuasa. Tindakan dan retorik pimpinannya membuktikan mereka sanggup berbuat dan berkata apa sahaja untuk kekal di tampuk pemerintahan. Malaysia tidak memerlukan kepimpinan yang membakar sentimen etnik dan agama bagi bersaing dan bergerak ke hadapan. .

'Kitaran semula' isu hudud ini menggambarkan perangkap politik perkauman BN. Selama lima puluh tahun model politiknya dapat berfungsi dengan baik – dengan setiap parti komponen BN mewakili kepentingan setiap kaum secara bersendiri dan kepentingan nasional secara bersama. Mungkin Onn Jaafar terlalu kehadapan untuk zamannya ketika mencadangkan UMNO membukakan pintu mereka kepada masyarakat bukan Melayu pada 1951.

Model politik ini memerlukan semua kaum mempunyai perwakilan mereka di dalam pimpinan negara. Justeru, apabila MCA kecundang teruk di dalam pilihan raya 1969, model Parti Perikatan digantikan dengan model BN menerusi penyerapan Gerakan dan parti-parti lain. Namun ketika itu imbangan kuasa di dalam BN telahpun beralih kepada UMNO.


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