Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Les Miserable @ New Year Day

Les Miserable @ New Year Day

Les Miserable @ New Year Day

Posted: 01 Jan 2013 07:30 AM PST

Hello my fellow readers,

HAPPY NEW YEAR, May you have a brighter and happier year 2013

Anyway, My friends have asked me out for a movie @ Sunway Pyramid on the First day of the Year. They waited for me to come back from Vietnam to watch this movie together. :)

According to multiple reviews and spoilers... this movie has its own unique way of presentation. Some people said this movie is boring, some say this movie is very good... So it's a mix review. I think this movie is interesting if you really enjoy and appreciate the broadway musical. I personally found it interesting, touchy and not boring.

If you are feeling down and watching this movie, I bet you will be touch even deep especially the scene when Anne Hathaway sings I dreamed a dream. My tear nearly dropped cause i listen word by word clearly... Anyone has the same feeling?

Another great song is Do You Hear The People Sing? which sing by a group of revolutionists, I can feel their enthusiastic and encouragement to fight for a change which brought them towards the hope of freedom... My fellow people of Malaysia... are we gonna sing the same song?

The finale was the most touching part of the whole movie... My tear dropped when came to this scene. Overall, the whole movie is so good... Worth to watch :)

What do you think?

P/S: 2 hours 25th years anniversary Les Miserable concert

Umair's First Video...

Posted: 01 Jan 2013 06:58 AM PST

[EDISI TERDESAK] UMNO Mainkan Politik Perkauman & Ugama Fitnah ADUN Sekincan

Posted: 01 Jan 2013 09:04 AM PST

Adun Sekinchan, Ng Suee Lim menyatakan komitmen untuk terus mempertahankan kerusi itu dalam Pilihan Raya Umum Ke-13(PRU-13) ini yang sudah dimenanginya selama dua penggal sejak 2004.

Ujar beliau, sebaran risalah dan fitnah yang disebar mendakwa Suee Lim akan 'lari' ke DUN lain adalah strategi terdesak pihak BN yang cuba mengaburi mata rakyat dengan membohongi masyarakat dengan fakta yang tidak berasas.

Pagi ini, masyarakat di Kawasan Perumahan Taman Ria Sekinchan dikejutkan dengan taburan risalah lapan muka surat yang bertajuk 'Dosa-dosa Ng Swee Lim' bagi memburukkan imej Adun Sekinchan itu.

Risalah berbahasa Melayu itu diletakkan di setiap rumah yang dipercayai disebarkan pada waktu malam tahun baru 2013 yang juga dipercayai disebarkan di kawasan lain di DUN Sekinchan.

Ia mengutarakan sembilan isu yang menyerang keperibadian Suee Lim dengan cuba menyalahkan pengundi kerana memberikan mandat kepada Pakatan Rakyat dalam PRU-12 lepas.

"Ia adalah provokasi BN untuk mengelirukan rakyat.

"Dalam tahun baru ini mereka (BN) hilang pedoman di DUN Sekinchan dan Parlimen Sungai Besar serta seluruh Sabak Bernam," kata Suee Lim ketika dihubungi TVSelangor.

Ujar beliau, kekuatan Pakatan Rakyat (PR) semakin terserlah di Parlimen Sungai Besar, Parlimen Sabak Bernam dan juga Parlimen Tanjong Karang.

"Rakyat semakin hari mempercayai Pakatan Rakyat dan merasai kebahagiaan kepada PR dengan Agenda Merakyatkan Ekonomi Selangor," katanya.

Katanya beliau akan jika dipilih akan terus melakukan kesinambungan kerja untuk berkhidmat kepada rakyat.

Sementara itu, Suee Lim ketika menjawab tuduhan dalam risalah fitnah berkenaan isu Billboard tertera wajah Suee Lim itu adalah disebabkan BN cemburu dengan kejayaan beliau mempromosikan Sekinchan sebagai kawasan pelancongan baru di Selangor.

"Saya hanya mempromosikan DUN Sekinchan sebagai satu destinasi eko-pelancongan.

"Dan rakyat di Sekinchan sudah mengetahui pelancongan di sini telah berkembang dengan pesat dengan ramai pelancong daripada luar negeri datang ke Sekinchan untuk melawat keunikannya seperti bendang padi, perikanan dan industri kecil sederhana.

"Potensi DUN Sekinchan dicungkilkan dengan mengadakan billboard yang besar dan akhirnya kejayaan ini mereka (BN) iri hati dengan kejayaan ini dan mereka menyerang saya dengan isu billboard ini," ujarnya.

Ulasan GB

Budaya samseng, mencarut, memaki, politik perkauman, fitnah... tu semua dah menjadi talian hayat terakhir golongan UMNO BN.

Bukankah itu petanda jelas UMNO BN sudah berada benar-benar di penghujung usianya?

[GEMPAR] Budak 13 Tahun Ditangkap Cuba Rogol Wanita Di Tandas Pam Minyak

Posted: 01 Jan 2013 06:37 AM PST

Di dalam satu kejadian yang agak memeranjatkan seorang budak remaja berusia 13 tahun telah ditangkap kerana cuba merogol seorang perempuan di dalam sebuah bilik air wanita di stesyen pam minyak SHELL Jalan Munsyi Abdullah Melaka.

Perempuan tersebut, Oon Chen berkata, ketika beliau masuk ke bilik air berkenaan, seorang budak berusia dalam lingkungan 13 tahun tiba-tiba menerjah masuk dan menutup mulutnya serta cuba mencabulnya.

Mangsa menjerit meminta pertolongan dengan harapan ada yang terdengar, disamping meronta-ronta untuk melepaskan diri dari budak tersebut.

Mangsa berkata, 'dalamasa melawan hendak melepaskan diri, saya berjaya menggigit jarinya, dan setelah itu, saya terdengar ada seseorang datang ke bilik air.

Pembantu jualan dari stesyen Shell kemudiannya datang membantu, dan budak itu di dalam bilik air tersebut sebelum beliau membuat panggilan polis.

Polis berjaya menahan budak tersebut seperti foto di atas.

sumber Ulasan GB

Moral of the story, terutama kepada kaum wanita, jangan pandang budak berusia belasan tahun kecik anak, dizaman ini, bukan saja orang dewasa, budak belasan tahun pun sudah membawa "iblis" di dalam tubuh badannya.


Gang raped in bus at Delhi after watching Life of Pi?

Posted: 01 Jan 2013 02:22 AM PST

Blood on its hands after Delhi gangrape, India needs to act now

by Dec 29, 2012

This is a moment to mourn. But grieve with anger in our hearts. And remorse. And yes, do look down at your hands. Because they are red. Blood red.
All of us today have blood on our hands. Because despite the chilling statistic of a rape every 20 minutes, we took it in our stride in our third-rate obnoxious chalta hai attitude, as if it was okay for people on our streets and inside our homes to turn beasts thrice in an hour. This is a moment not to rest in peace. Because it is our attitude of moving on with life that has caused this terrible tragedy. This is not the time to revel in that meaningless phrase called 'resilient spirit'.
Just think of the parents now in that Singapore hospital. Surrounded by strangers in a faraway land, with no one in whose bosom they can cry their heart out. The government, to prevent a violent backlash, took the political decision to move the girl away. While the political establishment can conveniently claim it had the victim's well-being at heart, everyone knew it was only wishing away potential trouble from an India that has looked incensed for the past 12 days.
Hospital staff carry the body of the gangrape victim to the police morgue vehicle at the Mount Elizabeth hospital in Singapore. AFP
Think of the mother who would have smiled looking for the first time into the face of the little baby girl she gave birth to. Think of the father who would have cradled her for the first time nervously but with a great degree of pride. Think of her brother. Their memories of the many, many moments of togetherness.
Think of them now. India needs to know and imagine what they must be going through now as they hug a lifeless body, wrapped in black. A young life brought to this horrible, abrupt end by six men who subjugated her to their perverted sense of manhood in a moving bus in Delhi. Almost as if cocking a snook at all of us, daring us if we can really do anything about it.
Her family will have to now carry her once again, for one last time on their shoulders. To say they would have died a thousand deaths would be an understatement. What does India say to her mother? As a nation given more to cacophony and chest-beating than real action on the ground, we have failed miserably and exposed our impotence.
We are all sentimental and emotional about the murder of a girl and the violation of her dignity – and understandably so – but India will have to treat this death as a wake-up call. And resolve to show zero tolerance towards sexual harassment and violation of dignity. Of any kind.
What can you and I do? Here are 10 things:
1. True homage to the 23-year-old will be if the next time we see a girl being harassed or a child being abused, we do not look the other way. Reach out to intervene, help. Treat such acts with the strong societal scorn and disapproval it deserves. Whether it is the sensational Srilakshmi case in Vijayawada in 2004, where the girl was stabbed in front of her classmates by a man whose overtures were spurned by her or the acid attack case in Warangal in 2008, the girls had complained to the college authorities, the parents, the police. But it didn't work.
2. Stop advising girls and women to take acts in their stride that which we have insisted on indulgently labelling 'eve-teasing'. Those are early warning signals. Pay heed to them and act to instil a healthy respect of the law and the woman, if not putting the fear of punishment in those indulging in it. Those murderers on the bus did not turn rapists overnight. Repeat offences and no deterrence would have progressively emboldened them.
3. Every rapist is a mother's son. I am not saying this with the intent of blaming any mother, but because she is our biggest hope for change and influence. Let every mother make a conscious effort to recognise traits and habits that may be the reason for concern and worry. Speak up, get help for your child before it is too late. The responsibility is also with the teacher and the school. Not to label any child but to identify what may be problematic issues and create an environment where corrections can happen. Those formative years are the time when characters are etched out.
4. A lot has been spoken and written over the past two weeks over how we are a deeply patriarchal society and blaming our 'culture', the way men (or boys) are brought up in Indian families. An Abhijit Mukherjee, Anisur Rehman, Botsa Satyanarayana or even a Mamta Banerjee only hold a mirror to us and reflect our societal attitudes. These individuals are visible, so at this time they got noticed and blamed for their acts of indiscretion. Getting them to say 'sorry' is to buy temporary peace. Nothing inside probably changes. Not the attitude, nor the thought. They are only careful not to say it again. We need short-term and long-term changes to address that.
5. Someone joked that it is time one half of our society doesn't step out of home past 9 pm to ensure the safety of women. The men, that is. It's not that crimes occur only in the cover of darkness. But it is time to also confront the dark. Ensure safety in public places and transport. We need to invest in that. Both in infrastructure and in technology that can serve as a deterrent. Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit took on Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar over policing issues. Surely, those who operate buses in Delhi and the blatant violations by the mafia involved are surely neither unknown to her nor beyond her jurisdiction.
6. Take on the wolves who come out, hunting sometimes alone, sometimes in packs. India has been advocating the law of the jungle to be adopted in getting rid of such wolves. In a so-called civilised, democratic set-up that is not the solution. What we need is laws that are implemented, time-bound trials, quick justice and punishment. So there is fear of the law in potential violators. We also need to invest heavily in technology to prevent such crimes.
7. The proposed national database of rape convicts is welcome. What we need is a master register with the DNA profiles of regular or known offenders, so that we can quickly zero in on culprits, reach psychological help and treatment or lock them away in case they are too dangerous to be let loose.
8. Fast-track courts and helpline numbers cannot be for Delhi alone. That city may have earned for itself the unfortunate sobriquet of a "rape capital"  but sexual offences are happening everywhere and we need helplines and PCRs to reach out and fast. What we could also seriously consider is to have CCTV cameras at police stations monitored at random or round-the-clock by independent, certified agencies to make sure police stations function the way they are meant to, showing sensitivity and concern and registering complaints.
9. There is no reason for us to believe that women may be more sensitive to gender issues but there is certainly a case for having more women in uniform. Presently their representation in the uniformed force hasn't crossed single digits. A conscious effort by the government to increase their numbers has not worked out. An example: Andhra Pradesh's Home Minister said they had recently tried to recruit 2000 women, even relaxing norms. They were not able to get more than 400 women.
10. A study conducted in 2007 showed that at least 52 percent of our children suffer sexual abuse in some form or the other. A majority of rapes happen within homes and are perpetrated by people related or known to the victim. There is also research to show that those who are violated and subjected to abuse as children often grow up to be offenders themselves. We need to talk about and address this. First within our families and then our society. Encourage victims to speak out. Break the conspiracy of silence.
The night the 23-year-old was gangraped in Delhi, she was returning with her friend after reportedly watching the film Life of Pi, a film about hope. India needs to realise she gave her life in the hope that she leaves behind a more awakened India.

Another Nicer Year..InsyaAllah.

Posted: 01 Jan 2013 12:47 AM PST

Sometimes we tend to forget about our precious clock ticking to a standstill..
It does haunt us once in a while..or often..
We're so lulled with our worldly responsibilities, the good and bad desires yearning to be fulfilled.

After our solats, we seek HIS forgiveness and repent. 
We crave and pray loads of happiness for our loved ones.

When HE doesn't seem to answer all our prayers, we get depressed and wonder what the hell did we do wrong..we actually forget to reflect upon or acknowledge our long list of sins.

Ujian Allah..Allah menguji kita..ada hikmahnya..

I have been told of this soothing reminder countless of times and I've fed the same lines to comfort others too..
If Allah don't love you, HE will Not Test you.

And during this Tests, have we managed to pass or fail?
Do we weep silently?

If our problems are still persisting and not solved yet, then...
Sometimes, I wish I can fight off this feeling of disdain that creeps so easily within.
May Allah forgive me.

May all my children including H and his family, be blessed with longevity, continuous good health, be very/modestly pious, attained successful, well-paid jobs and eternally share the beautiful love of their wonderful, immediate families.
InsyaAllah InsyaAllah..Ameen.

May Allah SWT bestow me additional courage, cleverness and boldness this new year..

Life on earth is always a Test.
We get plunged into all kinds of crazy, hurtful, embarassing and disappointing situations.
I do at times stumble into this dark pit of despair and have to grope madly to climb my way out.

May many of us be chosen as amongst those strongly treading on the path to Paradise Hereafter..

[VIDEO] Empangan Paya Peda Besut Pecah, Siapa Bertanggungjawab Bayar Kerugian Penduduk?

Posted: 01 Jan 2013 03:12 AM PST

Projek Pembangunan Empangan Paya Peda ini terletak di daerah Besut kira-kira 17 kilometer dari Bandar Jerteh.

Dewan Pemuda PAS Malaysia diberitahu bahawa Jaks Resources Berhad diamanahkan untuk menyiapkan projek ini dengan kerjasama Pembinaan Sujaman Sdn Bhd bermula 19 November 2009 dan dijangka siap pada Julai 2013.

Projek ini mendapat peruntukkan dari Kementerian Pertanian dan Industri Asas Tani Malaysia sebanyak RM333 juta bagi membiayai projek tersebut. Akan tetapi, catatan CIDB menunjukkan nilai sebenar projek hanyalah RM166,549,799.42.

Pada 25 Disember, Sinar Harian melaporkan 'Benteng Empangan Paya Peda terpaksa dipecah'. Menteri Besar Terengganu Dato' Ahmad Said membuat kenyataan bahawa empangan terpaksa dipecahkan demi mengurangkan risiko tekanan.

Akibatnya sejumlah 1000 penduduk dipindah ke pusat pemindahan banjir(sesetengah akhbar melaporkan lebih kurang 2000 penduduk terlibat (230 buah rumah).

Pada 27 Disember, Jurutera Projek Pembangunan Pertanian Terengganu Utara (KETARA) di dalam akhbar Berita Harian Online telah membuat kenyataan media yang bercanggah dengan kenyataan Dato' Ahmad Said pada 25 Disember lalu. Beliau menyatakan bahawa punca kejadian ialah satu bahagian tebing hulu empangan berkenaan telah mengalami hakisan hingga berlaku sedikit keruntuhan.

Beliau menyatakan bahawa terdapar campur tangan penduduk setempat ketika pekerja mereka sedang melakukan kerja-kerja pengorekan bagi membuat lencongan air untuk memastikan takungan air dalam empangan utama tidak melimpah keluar.

Anggaran kerugian sekitar RM5,000 hingga RM10,000 bagi setiap buah rumah yang terlibat (230 buah rumah keseluruhan). Premis perniagaan pula dianggarkan menanggung kerugian sekitar RM20ribu hingga RM30ribu setiap premis.

Dewan Pemuda PAS Malaysia sendiri telah mengadakan lawatan ke Empangan Paya Peda tersebut pada 29 Disember 2012 bagi melihat sendiri keadaannya. Pihak Dewan Pemuda PAS juga telah mengadakan lawatan ke rumah-rumah penduduk yang telah terlibat secara langsung dengan kesan empangan yang pecah ini. Rata-ratanya melahirkan rasa kecewa kerana penduduk tidak diberitahu oleh pihak berkuasa tentang keadaan yang sebenar sebelum kejadian berlaku.

Di sini, Dewan Pemuda PAS Malaysia ingin mempersoalkan ;

Kenapa terdapat percanggahan di antara kenyataan

1 Dato' Ahmad Said dengan kenyataan jurutera KETARA, Ir Wee Yit Ming?
2 Kenapa tiada notis awal tidak dikeluarkan dan dimaklumkan kepada penduduk setempat sekiranya benar dipecahkan?
3 Kenapa sekumpulan penduduk menghalang kerja-kerja pengorekan lencongan bagi mengelakkan limpahan air takungan keluar daripada empangan utama?
Mengapa boleh berlaku jurang yang sangat ketara di
4 Antara nilai projek sebenar yang dilaporkan CIDB iaitu RM166,549,799.42 dengan apa yang diumumkan oleh Kementerian dan juga Menteri Besar sendiri iaitu RM333 juta?
5 Kenapa projek sebesar ini tiada Emergency Response Plan bagi menangani isu-isu kecemasan seperti ini.
Dewan Pemuda PAS Malaysia juga ingin mendesak :

1 Pihak Jabatan Saliran Negeri Terengganu dan Pihak Kerajaan Negeri sendiri menubuhkan satu Jawatankuasa Siasatan Bebas yang akan menyiasat secara terperinci Plan Tindakan Kecemasan sekiranya ada dan apa punca-punca berlaku kejadian itu.

2 Semua penduduk yang terbabit hendaklah diberikan pampasan sewajarnya agar meringankan beban mereka.

Disediakan oleh ;

Ketua, Dewan Pemuda PAS Malaysia

Seorang Penduduk Dakwa Kena Tipu RM3,000 Untuk Dapatkan Rumah PPRT

Posted: 01 Jan 2013 12:36 AM PST

Seorang pemilik rumah PPRT merasakan dirinya ditipu apabila diminta menyerahkan RM3000 kepada pihak tertentu bagi pembinaan rumahnya dibawah skim PPRT.

Kisahnnya bermula apabila rumahnya mengalami kebakaran, oleh sebab itu Ketua Menteri Melaka yang juga Adun Bukit Baru memutuskan rumah PPRT akan dibina untuknya.

Pada hari berlakunya kebakaran beliau mendapat derma orang ramai termasuk wakil rakyat dan sebagainya. Tetapi ada seorang pegawai mengakui wakil dari pihak kontraktor datang meminta sebanyak RM3000 untuk membina rumah tersebut.

Beliau telah menyerahkan wang sebanyak RM3000 tersebut.

"Setelah lama memikirkan saya berasa seolah-olah ditipu" ujar Zalina Mohd yang menetap di 554-4 Kg. Bukit Baru Dalam, Bukit Baru yang datang membuat aduan.

Satu perkara aneh terlah berlaku apabila pemilik rumah PPRT diminta oleh pihak tertentu tersebut. Apakah wujud penyelewengan dalam kes ini? Sepatutnya golongan susah dibantu bukan ditipu dan dibebani lagi sehingga menyusahkan mereka.

Ketua Menteri yang juga Adun Bukit Baru perlu turun padang menyiasat sendiri kes-kes penipuan seperti ini. -yusofwahab

[EDISI TERDESAK] Sang Pencacai Kata Ust Azhar Idrus Penyokong UMNO!

Posted: 31 Dec 2012 11:15 PM PST

Punyalah terdesak UMNO nak yakinkan dirinya serta cuba memujuk dan menyejukan hati para pendokong, penyokongnya yang sedang pucat lesi, gelabah, panik dan menggigil kepala lutut dalam menghadapi PRU 13 bertemu dengan PAS/PKR/DAP dalam gagasan Pakatan Rakyat.

Sanggup menipu dan memfitnah dengan menyatakan kononnya Ustaz Azhar Idrus penyokong UMNO/BN.

Sanggup tempelkan gambar kehadiran rakyat malam tadi di Dataran Merdeka Shah Alam anjuran kerajaan negeri PKR/PR Selangor dibawah pimpinan Datuk Menteri Besar, YAB Tan Sri Dato' Seri Abd Khalid Ibrahim, sempena ambang tahun baru 2013.


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Posted: 31 Dec 2012 09:14 PM PST

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[VIDEO & GAMBAR] "Takbir" Sambut Kemeriahan Countdown 2013 - Islam PASTI Menang!

Posted: 31 Dec 2012 09:08 PM PST

Kemeriahan dan sambutan orang ramai lebih 100,000 orang pada malam tahun baru malam tadi di Dataran Shah Alam.

Lebih 100,000 sertai himpunan di Dataran Shah Alam

SHAH ALAM: Lebih 100,000 menyertai sambutan ambang 2013 bersama pimpinan kerajaan negeri dan Pakatan Rakyat di Dataran Shah Alam malam tadi.

Kehadiran ikon Ustaz Azhar Idrus menjadi pemangkin perhimpunan ini yang disertai kebanyakannya oleh anak muda.

Pada sebelah paginya diadakan program Karnival Pendidikan Negeri Selangor (EduSEL) yang dipenuhi pelbagai aktiviti dan pameran yang sangat berfaedah. -HD

Rain & Kim Tae-hee dating?

Posted: 31 Dec 2012 06:42 PM PST

Korean tabloid Dispatch [Kr] secured a big scoop on New Year's Day, with "evidence" that popular singer Rain and actress Kim Tae-hee are in relationship.

Korean couple Rain Kim Tae Hee dating

The photos they published are hardly conclusive (no hand-holding etc), but Dispatch has a pretty "good" track record exposing celebrities' romance, there's a decent probability that the two are really dating (for 3-4 months according to report).

Regardless, Happy New Year.

Rain & Kim Tae-hee dating? from YeinJee's Asian Journal

My New Year wish

Posted: 31 Dec 2012 05:36 PM PST

Uhm, good morning. I know that many of you visitors are expecting to find all sorts of fun, bright or interesting static or even interactive graphics celebrating the New Year in every new post that appears on blogs on the first day of a new year. Well, sorry, I don't have them. Always a graphics noob, I find it a problem trying to design something new and I loathe copying other people's work. Gave it up several years ago when I found it difficult to grapple with graphics programs. Even Microsoft's Paint program can cause me difficulties at times. Duh is the word to describe me! So let me just shout out a simple Happy New Year text message, and may you enjoy great happiness and blessings in 2013.

But I do know what I want to wish for on the first day of the brand new year. It is for the Province Wellesley Municipal Council (Majlis Perbandaran Seberang Prai, MPSP, to those people who don't know what I'm referring to) to show more efficiency in their work. Why do I say this? It's because last night, I shot off an email to aduan@mpsp.gov.my to complain about their workers not doing their job in my neighbourhood.

Of all the roads in my neighbourhood, the cleanliness of my road has been neglected by the road sweepers. Don't get me wrong: I do see the MPSP workers sweep the roads in my housing area but in the eight years that I've been staying in Bukit Mertajam, I have only noticed them sweeping my road once. (Maybe that's my - wait for it: The Malaysian Insider's Word of the Year - "perception". I don't normally wait to look at life crawling by past my windows.) And that came only after my wife had spoken to someone at the Council and somebody popped along to my house almost immediately to ask me whether I had any complaint to make. I said: "Yes, I need your people to sweep this road." And off he went. And you know what? The next morning, I noticed these two fellas sweeping the road. Never noticed them coming back ever since....

Of course, this does not mean that the condition of the road is in a mess. On the contrary, the residents along the road have been doing the upkeep of the areas outside our own houses by ourselves. But this cannot go on forever. We, as ratepayers, want the MPSP to do their job efficiently, what with the Cleaner, Greener Penang tagline the state has adopted. So can we have that from you please, MPSP?

Speaking of the country's biggest municipal council, I went to their headquarters yesterday afternoon in order to pay the assessment bill on my property. Why didn't I do it online, as inquired by some friends on facebook, people like Jeffrey, Mah Jin Khai, Ted Targosz, Ong Chong Eu and Steven Sim. Well, the MPSP had an offer to place ratepayers who pay their Year 2013 assessment in full before the end of 2012 into a lucky draw contest this month or next month. As the prizes seemed to be quite attractive enough, why not give it a shot and go settle my assessment bill in full?

Apparently, hundreds of people must have had the same idea too. The moment I stepped into the building at 3.06p.m. and pressed the queue button for my ticket, this chit of paper came out: my number in the queue was 6937 but the number that was being served was 6574. I tell you, it did not have to take a mathematics professor to deduce that there were 363 people ahead of me, all wanting and waiting to pay their bills because of the magical deadline for the lucky draw. And there were a few people in the crowd who were visibly holding on to three or four or more assessment bills to pay at the same time. Who says that only the Singaporeans are kiasu? Nah, this was an original trait of the Malayans and the Malaysians, but now proudly proclaimed by the Singaporeans to be theirs.

So I settled down into a chair. Having driven through one end of Bukit Mertajam to the other in heavy traffic, I was determined to stay put here in the MPSP hall until my number was called at the payment counters. Yessiree, no way was I giving up my chance of a lucky draw. Luckily I had the presence of mind to arm myself with the ipad in which I could read my online newspapers in peace. In peace, that is, if I can ignore the people looking over my shoulders.

Gradually the crowd started to dwindle as time moved on. Most had disappeared because their bills had been paid; many having paid their bills were lingering to be registered for the lucky draw and claim their free gift from the Council as well; and a few were left still waiting to willingly empty their pockets into the Council's coffers. I glanced at the wall counter. My number was slowing coming up. It was almost like waiting for the year-end countdown at the Esplanade or Gurney Drive or Straits Quay or up Penang Hill, only that this wasn't much exciting at all. By the time my number was called, it was about 5.10p.m. Ten minutes later, I was out of the MPSP building, clutching a booklet of parking coupons (that's all?), a reward for my patience, sufferance, endurance, perseverance, staying power and kiasuism. Don't you think so? Please agree with me, won't you?


For Always...

Posted: 31 Dec 2012 06:14 PM PST

Today is the first day of 2013. Here's a simple wish for all my relatives, friends, subscribers, readers and visitors not just for today or this year but for ALWAYS! Your presence in my blog has made it all the more worthwhile for me to carry on blogging. Even though 99.9% of you are silent readers, most of whom I do not know, I am aware of your presence, reading habits/preferences and really appreciate the fact that you take time to visit my site and to read what I have to share.

May you find value in the content and be blessed. Thank you for blessing me with your comments, emails, presence and for some, presents.

If you have interesting forwarded stuff such as jokes or health-related articles, please send them to writetomws at hush dot ai. Thanks! God bless you!

Have a blessed new year!

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[BERGAMBAR] 30,000 Hadir Ceramah Fathul Bari

Posted: 31 Dec 2012 06:38 PM PST

Begitu menggemparkan malaysia bilamana ulama muda umno yang mengadakan ceramah umum di Bandar Tun Razak telah di hadiri hampir 30 ribu rakyat yang terdiri dari pelbagai kaum untuk hadir sambil mendengar alunan suara merdu ulama muda umno ini.

Seorang saksi di tempat kejadian berkata, kehadiran Fathulbari yang juga di kenali sebagai ulama tersohor mengkawarijkan Yusuf Al Qaradawi telah di sambut dengan sambutan yang sangat luar biasa, ternyata ulama muda umno ini memiliki karisma yang unik sehingga mampu menarik hampir 30 ribu orang yang hadir.

Setelah kami berfikir sebentar mendengar komen saksi yang hadir itu, kami terfikir sesuatu. Begitu ramai yang hadir jika beginilah keadaannya, pasti Pakatan Rakyat bakal tumbang di Bandar Tun Razak. -tiewnama/erapasca

2012 - Tahun Pendedahan Skandal & Salah Tadbir BN

Posted: 31 Dec 2012 05:14 PM PST

Terlalu banyak skandal UMNO BN terdedah di dalam tahun 2012.

Berikut ialah sorotan dari Keadilandaily terhadap sebahagian daripada skandal-skandal tersbut.

Skandal Pusat Fidlot Kebangsaan (NFC)

- Ibu segala skandal melibatkan dana sejumlah RM250 juta.

- Ketua Wanita Umno yang juga bekas Menteri Pembagunan Wanita, Keluarga dan Masyarakat Shahrizat Jalil didakwa mempunyai kepentingan dalam kelulusan projek penternakan lembu fidlot yang dianugerahkan kepada syarikat suaminya.

- Perdana Menteri Najib Razak pada 2007, ketika projek NFC diluluskan adalah Pengerusi Projek Impak Tinggi Negara. Timbalannya, Muhyiddin Yassin merupakan Menteri Pertanian yang meluluskan dana kepada NFC.

- Projek NFC hanya menternak sejumlah 8,016 ekor lembu dalam tempoh 2008 – 2010.

Sepatutnya projek itu menghasilkan 60,000 ekor lembu setahun.

- Sebahagian besar dana didakwa dibelanjakan untuk membeli kereta mewah, percutian dan mendanai perniagaan keluarga Shahrizat di Singapura.

Demonstrasi Lynas, Kuantan

- Kumpulan anti kilang radioaktif Lynas membentuk NGO Himpunan Hijau.

- Pada februari 2012 demonstrasi di beberapa buah Bandar utama dilakukan.

- Demonstrasi terbesar di Kuantan, mengumpul 20,000 peserta. Manakala himpunan di Kuala Lumpur dan Pulau Pinang 3,000 peserta.

- Perjuangan menolak kilang nadir bumi melibatkan pemfailan kes di Mahkamah Tinggi Kuala Lumpur tetapi mahkamah menolak semua kes.

- Kerajaan memberi kelulusan lesen beroperasi sementara (TOL) kepada Lynas dan pada November 2012, loji Lynas menerima bahan mentah untuk diproses biar pun rakyat Malaysia menentang keras.

Demonstrasi Bersih 3.0

- Dianjur pada 28 April 2012.

- Menggesa 8 tuntutan dipenuhi agar pilihan raya ke 13 berlangsung dalam suasana bersih dan adil.

- Mengumpul 300,000 peserta di pinggir Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur.

- Tunjuk perasaan terbesar dalam sejarah. Ia dicemari dengan keganasan berleluasa polis pada sebelah petang ketika menyuraikan peserta demonstrasi.

Skandal Scorpene

- Skandal pembelian Scorpene lanjutan dari pendedahan tahun 2008. Skandal terbongkar meluas melalui siasatan oleh hakim penyiasat Perancis Roger Le Loire. Najib adalah Menteri Pertahanan pada 2002 ketika Scorpene dibeli.

- Pada Mei 2012 Pengarah Eksekutif Suaram Cynthia Gabriel mendedahkan beberapa dokumen yang diperolehi dari peguam William Bourdon and Joseph Breham yang dilantik NGO itu untuk membuka kes rasuah pembeliankapal selam di antara syarikat Perancis DCNS dan syarikat kroni Najib, Perimekar Sdn Bhd milik Razak Baginda.

- Sejumlah dokumen ditemui pendakwa awam Perancis mengesahkan Menteri Pertahanan ketika itu, Najib meminta AS$1 bilion (RM3 bilion) daripada DCNS (anak syarikat pembuat kapal Perancis DCN) untuk Perimekar.

- Turut didedahkan Dokumen 87, Dokumen 97 dan Dokumen 136 yang mendedahkan mengenai urusan pemberian komisyen. Didedahkan Umno adalah penerima terbesar komisyen.

Skandal penyenaraian FGVH

- Penyenaraian Felda Global Ventures Holdings (FGVH) Berhad dibongkar oleh pengerusi Anak Mazlan Aliman pada April 2012.

- Penyenaraian didakwa melibatkan penggadaian 360,000 hektar tanah milik Felda seperti Felda Plantation dan tanah peneroka dicagar selama 99 tahun.

- FGVH tidak mendapat kelulusan kerajaan negeri untuk mencagarkan tanah tersebut sebagai modal saham. Tanah di bawah Akta Penempatan Berkelompok (GSA) adalah milik kerajaan negeri.

- Suruhanjaya Sekuriti Malaysia disalahguna dalam usaha meneruskan penyenaraian pada Jun 2012. Tanpa persetujuan pemilik tanah suruhanjaya sepatutnya menolak penyenaraian FGVH.

Skandal AES

- Skandal didedahkan pada Oktober 2012 .

- Melibatkan dakwaan pemberian tender mengoperasikan sistem AES kepada syarikat kroni Beta Tegap Sdn Bhd.

- Pemegang saham terbesar syarikat tersebut ialah To'Puan Rozana Redzuan anak bekas Ketua Bahagian Umno parit Sulong, manakala kedua terbesar Andreas Teoh yang didakwa rapat dengan Presiden MCA, Chua Soi Lek.

- Sementara Ates Sdn Bhd pula didakwa dimiliki oleh kroni Najib, Tan Sri Azman Yahya.

Skandal Musa Aman

- Skandal paling memalukan Musa Aman adalah penangkapan adik angkatnya Micheal Chia di lapangan terbang Hong Kong pada 2008 ketika membawa pulang wang RM40 juta ke Malaysia.

- Dalam soal siasat ICAC Hong Kong, Chia mengakui wang tersebut milik Musa.

- Wang RM40 juta itu diakui untuk disumbangkan kepada Umno Sabah.

Bagaimanapun pemimpin kanan Umno Sabah seperti Lajim Ukin tidak tahu mengenainya.

- Skandal turut melibatkan Menteri Undang-undang Nazri Aziz.

Beliau mempertahankan 'sumbangan politik' Musa.

- Siri pendedahan seterusnya berjaya mengesan kenderaan mewah yang digunakan Nedim, anak Nazri.

Iaitu, jenis Hummer bernombor pendaftaran WNX 9776 didakwa didaftar atas nama Michael Chia (Chia Tein Foh).

Skandal akuan bersumpah

- Deepak menutup tahun penuh skandal BN dengan kejutan dramatik pada November 2012.

Beliau mendedahkan mata rantai yang hilang (missing link) dalam skandal pembunuhan Altantuya Shariibuu dan misteri kehilangan penyiasat persendirian Balasubramaniam.

- Deepak mendedahkan hubungannya dengan Rosmah dan pertolongan perniagaan yang diperolehi dari keluarga Najib.

- Keluarga Najib didedah terlibat secara langsung dalam menarik balik akuan bersumpah Bala.

- Menurut Deepak sekiranya akuan tidak ditarik maka seseorang akan mendedahkan siapa memberi arahan membunuh Altantuya.

- Deepak mengatur pertemuan antara adik Najib, Nazim dan Bala.

Beliau mendakwa Nazim membayar Bala sejumlah wang daripada RM5 juta yang dijanjikan untuk membuat akuan kedua yang menafikan akuan pertama. -KD

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Posted: 31 Dec 2012 03:22 PM PST

Standing On The Shore

Posted: 31 Dec 2012 02:30 PM PST

Standing On The Shore

Standing on the shore,
Nothing you can achieve.
Doers jump in the sea,
For the pearls they wish to reap.
Deep the sea, deeper is the struggle,
Deep is the struggle, deeper is the gain.
Bigger the challenge, lesser the doers,
Being a doer, you can be a winner.
Those who keep far,
From challenges and work.
Winners they never are,
Doing nothing they always lurk
When you have the courage,
When you possess the zest.
Your destiny will turn,
Passing every test. 
To a future you make with your hands,
Being the designer of your destiny.
Holding the time like gravels of sand,
Can never be of any use.
As time has to pass and,
You are to choose,
To put efforts all that you can,
Or to lose.
So get up and have,
Faith in yourself.
As you are the only one,
To fight for your glee.
Standing on the shore,
Least you can achieve.
Doers jump in the sea,

- poem by wishafriend


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