Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Mr Cheapskate!

Mr Cheapskate!


Mr Cheapskate!

Posted: 30 Jan 2013 09:16 AM PST

I thought the Dear Leader Lim Guan Eng and Team only go for big bucks and big projects. Surprisingly, they also gulp the small ones.

The latest issue is, the Penang chief minister was asked to clarify what happened to the 20 sen collected under the 'No Plastic Bag' campaign initiated by his government not long ago.

Aisehman! 20 sen also want to wallop ka? Cheapskate!
GEORGETOWN: Penang chief minister Lim Guan Eng has been given three days to explain where the proceeds of the 20 sen collected under the 'No Plastic Bag' campaign initiated by the state government had gone to.
The ultimatum was issued by a non-governmental organisation  called Sekretariat Penerangan Yaacob Bebas, during a 30-minute demonstration by its members in Komtar.
The group's representative, Mohd Yaacob Mohd Noor, said the state government did not reveal where the 20 sen per plastic bag fee had been channeled to and this had left many people wondering.
"We would like him (Guan Eng) to tell us where the money had gone to or how it was spent ever since it was implemented last January...or else we will protest here again," he said.
He also demanded that the state provide environmentally-friendly paper bags if it wanted to keep true to its 'welfare government'.
The full implementation of the campaign was introduced in Penang on Jan 1, 2011, and compels all supermarkets, pharmacies, fast food restaurants, nasi kandar restaurants and convenience stores including petrol stations to charge 20 sen for a plastic bag under its 'Cleaner, Greener, Penang' initiative.
It was reported that the money collected from the sale of plastic bags would be channeled to a special fund called "Partners Against Poverty" to help the state's hardcore poor.
I don't want to speculate. Let's hear to what he got to say...

[AZAB DUNIA] 7 Tahun Koma Ariel Sharon Masih Disambung Mesin Pernafasan

Posted: 30 Jan 2013 10:10 AM PST

BaitulMaqdis– Bekas Perdana Menteri Israel yang tidak sedarkan diri selama tujuh tahun selepas diserang angin ahmar disahkan tidak mampu pulih semula.

Pun begitu, dia masih dilihat mampu memproses maklumat dan otaknya menunjukkan banyak aktiviti.

Pendedahan mengejutkan itu dibuat doktor yang melakukan ujian baru-baru ini ke atas pemimpin itu yang berusia 84 tahun.

Pasukan perubatan yang membuat ujian ke atas Ariel Sharon minggu lalu berkata, imbasan menunjukkan bekas pemimpin itu memberi tindak balas kepada gambar keluarganya dan rakaman suara anak lelakinya.

Mereka, bagaimanapun menekankan, tidak jelas sejauh mana Sharon memahami apa yang ditunjukkan kepadanya sambil menekankan dia tiada peluang pulih seperti biasa.

"Kami terkejut melihat aktiviti otaknya. Dia dapat maklumat dan memprosesnya. Dia dengar apa yang dikatakan.

"Sejauh mana tahap dia memahami, kami tidak dapat kata dengan pasti tetapi petunjuk menggalakkan," kata ketua Pusat Sains Saraf Zlotowski di Universiti Ben-Gurion,i Beersheba, Dr Alon Friedman.

Sharon berada di kemuncak kuasa politiknya pada awal 2006 apabila serangan angin ahmar melumpuhkannya. Sharon koma sejak itu dan disambungkan kepada mesin pernafasan.

Keluarganya berkata, kadang-kadang dia membuka mata dan menggerakkan jari, tetapi tiada banyak maklumat didedahkan mengenai keadaan Sharon. Tiada siapa juga berkata kognitifnya kembali berfungsi.

Minggu lalu, sepasukan saintis Israel dan Amerika Syarikat mengadakan beberapa pemeriksaan ke atasnya di Hospital Soroka di Beersheba, menggunakan mesin imbasan MRI yang baru dibangunkan untuk menilai fungsi otaknya.

Friedman berkata, prosedur dua jam itu antara yang pertama dilakukan ke atas pesakit yang mengalami pendarahan otak. Ia juga jarang dilakukan ke atas pesakit pada usia Sharon.

Untuk rekod, pada tahun 1956, Ariel Sharon pernah bersumpah;

"Saya bersumpah, saya akan bakar setiap bayi dilahirkan di Palestin. Wanita dan kanak-kanak Palestin lebih bahaya berbanding lelaki dewasa. Selagi mereka masih kelihatan, ia menunjukkan generasi itu akan berterusan…" -Mynewshub

Kajian: Siswa UM, UKM Lebih Condong Pada Pakatan

Posted: 30 Jan 2013 07:36 AM PST


Satu tinjauan oleh sekumpulan ahli akademik di kampus Universiti Malaya (UM) dan Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) menunjukkan lebih ramai siswa cenderung memilih Pakatan Rakyat dalam pilihan raya umum akan datang.

Jumlah berkenaan lebih besar daripada bilangan siswa yang memilih BN, walau majoriti daripadanya menujukkan sikap pengundi atas pagar, menurut kajian oleh Yayasan Hal Ehwal Siswazah (YES) itu.

"Kuncinya (adalah) pengundi di atas pagar, kedua-dua parti sama ada BN atau Pakatan, mereka boleh mencari kemenangan (selesa) dengan mencari pengundi atas pagar luar pagar di kampus (ini)," kata Pengerusi YES Datuk Mohd Radzi Abd Latif.

Beliau (atas, bersongkok) juga percaya sikap pengundi di kampus di Lembah Kelang itu boleh mempengaruhi pola pengundian pada pilihan raya umum akan datang.

Katanya, golongan berkenaan akan pulang ke kampung dan menyebarkan maklumat dan membincangkan isu politik bersama warga kawasan masing-masing.

Kedua-dua kampus berkenaan merupakan kubu kuat kumpulan siswa pro-Mahasiswa dan menjadi tumpuan utama pemerhati dalam siri pilihan raya kampus yang lalu.

Kajian sikap ke atas 1,009 orang siswa UM itu menunjukkan, seramai 18.6 peratus daripada responden tersebut memilih Pakatan untuk kerusi parlimen, berbanding 8.7 peratus yang memilih BN.

Sebahagian besarnya, seramai 72.6 peratus memberi jawapan tidak pasti.

Di UKM pula sebanyak 30.1 peratus daripada 1,006 responden memilih Pakatan di peringkat parlimen, manakala 29.8 peratus menyokong BN, sementara 40.1 peratus menjawab tidak pasti.

Bagi peringkat DUN pula, seramai 22.4 peratus mahasiswa UM memilih calon Pakatan berbanding 8.7 peratus yang memilih BN, dan selebihnya tidak pasti.

Trend sama juga dilihat di kalangan pelajar UKM – seramai 31.6 peratus memilih Pakatan manakala 27.1 akan menyokong BN untuk kerusi DUN tersebut.

Majoriti daripada mahasiswa di kedua-dua universiti ini turut menjangkakan bahawa BN akan kekal sebagai kerajaan selepas pilihan raya umum tersebut.

Seramai 63 peratus daripada mahasiswa UM menjangkakan kemenangan BN, berbanding 37 peratus yang mahu melihat kemenangan Pakatan.

Di UKM, seramai 54.6 peratus daripadanya menjangkakan kemenangan BN, berbanding 45.4 peratus yang lain.

Kajian di UM dijalankan oleh pensyarah di fakulti ekonomi dan perniagaan kampus tersebut Muhammad Asli Mohd Ali manakala di UKM pula oleh pensyarah fakulti sains sosial dan kemanusiaan Prof Madya Dr Mohd Fuad Mat Jali.

Stupid Voices from Myanmar Parliament

Posted: 30 Jan 2013 05:23 AM PST

Voices from Myanmar Parliament


How Free?

Posted: 30 Jan 2013 04:47 AM PST

Here's a thought-provoking article on 4 Freedoms in America That Don't Exist Anymore by Paul Bucheit.

If asked why we live in a great country, an American is likely to respond: "Because we are free." Fortunately for the respondent, explanation is rarely required. Freedom is difficult to define, and today it seems to exist more in our minds than in reality.

In a 1941 Message to Congress, Franklin Delano Roosevelt tried to explain what it means to be free. He outlined the "four essential human freedoms":

The first is freedom of speech and expression. 
The second is freedom of every person to worship. 
The third is freedom from want.
The fourth is freedom from fear.

The 2013 version shows how our freedoms have been diminished, or corrupted into totally different forms.

Freedom from want? Poverty keeps getting worse.

For every three people in poverty in the year  2000, there are now  four. Almost  50 million people were impoverished in 2011. Over 20 percent of our  children live in poverty, including almost half of young  black children. Among industrialized  countries only Romania has a higher child poverty rate than the United States.

It goes well beyond economics. Not long after the FDR era, in 1960, the U.S.  ranked near the top among 34 OECD countries in life expectancy and infant mortality. By 2008 we were close to the bottom. A 2007 UNICEF report ranked us last among 21 OECD nations in an assessment of child health and safety.

Freedom from want has been least attainable for people of color. For every $100 a white family has, a black family has $2. For every $100 a single white woman has, a single black or Hispanic woman has 25 cents.

Freedom from fear? The new Jim Crow.

In the decades before FDR, young black men were under constant threat of arrest for "vagrancy," and the resulting slave-like conditions of forced labor. Today vagrancy has been replaced by petty drug offenses. In The New Jim Crow, Michelle Alexander documents the explosion of the prison population for drug offenses, with blacks and Hispanics the main targets even though they use drugs at about the same, or lesser rate as white Americans. In  Colorado and Washington and New York City and Seattle the patterns are disturbingly similar: minority arrests are vastly out of proportion to their percentages of the population.

Freedom of worship? Distorted by visions of the Rapture.

In 2005  Bill Moyers wrote about the far-right evangelical beliefs that dominate much of conservative American thinking and which impact social and environmental policies. He repeats a theology professor's summary of the Rapture credo: "The world cannot be saved." Believers are not responsible for the environment, and should focus only on personal salvation. Droughts and floods, which have been occurring with greater regularity as the earth warms, are simply signs of the apocalypse as foretold in the Bible, and thus should be welcomed.

With this attitude, freedom of worship is twisted into a radical dogma that threatens the health and safety of our entire population. Senator James Inhofe (R-OK), like many on the conservative right, favors the Bible over science. "My point is," notes Inhofe with reference to a verse from Genesis, "God's still up there. The arrogance of people to think that we, human beings, would be able to change what He is doing in the climate is to me outrageous."

MORE HERE.

[VIDEO] PAS Dedah Warga Asing Guna IC Tak Dituntut

Posted: 30 Jan 2013 06:08 AM PST

Isu MyKid: Pas tuntut penjelasan JPN

KUALA LUMPUR - Pas menggesa Jabatan Pendaftaran Negara (JPN) menjelaskan isi kandungan surat jabatan itu berhubung arahan mengembalikan semua kad pengenalan dan MyKid yang tidak dituntut dalam masa 18 bulan ke Keningau sebelum dihantar ke agensi tersebut.

Salinan surat tersebut diterima sendiri oleh Naib Presiden, Datuk Mahfuz Omar seminggu lalu oleh pihak tertentu.

Mahfuz berkata, JPN perlu memberi penjelasan kerana berdasarkan maklumat surat tersebut terdapat keraguan berhubung prosedur sebenar bagaimana pelupusan kad pengenalan dibuat di negara ini.

"Perkara yang meragukan adalah arahan kepada semua pengarah bahagian, negeri dan ketua jabatan JPN daerah/daerah kecil adalah untuk menghantar kad pengenalan dan mykid ini terlebih dahulu ke Keningau, Sabah sebelum ke JPN.

"Ini kerana juruaudit JPN sedang berada di Keningau," katanya yang membacakan isi kandungan surat bertarikh 14 Disember 2012, dalam sidang media, di Ibu Pejabat Pas, hari ini.


PAS bimbang warga asing guna IC tak dituntut



Naib Presiden PAS Datuk Mahfuz Omar menuntut penjelasan Jabatan Pendaftaran Negara (JPN) serta Kementerian Dalam Negeri (KDN) berhubung surat yang didakwa mengarahkan untuk menghantar kad pengenalan yang tidak dituntut ke Sabah.

"Saya bimbang kad pengenalan yang mereka kata hendak dilupuskan ini diberi kepada warga asing yang akan membenarkan mereka mengundi pada pilihan raya," katanya dalam sidang media di ibu pejabat PAS hari ini.

Beliau mendakwa beliau dimaklumkan mengenai perkara itu melalui satu surat arahan yang didakwa dikeluarkan pengarah bahagian kad pengenalan JPN kepada semua pengarah negeri dan daerah di seluruh negara.

Beliau mendakwa surat bertarikh 14 Disember itu mengarahkan agar kad pengenalan serta Mykid yang tidak dituntut dalam masa 18 bulan dihantar melalui pos ke Keningau, Sabah.

Mahfuz yang membacakan kandungan surat berkenaan berkata, kad pengenalan dan Mykid tersebut diarahkan untuk dihantar ke situ kerana juruaudit terbabit didakwa berada di lokasi tersebut untuk mengemaskini status dokumen berkenaan.

Dalam sidang medianya hari ini, Mahfuz juga mendakwa surat berkenaan juga menyebut bahawa dokumen berkenaan seterusnya akan dihantar ke JPN Putrajaya.

"Saya nak tahu sejauh mana dan berapa jumlah kad pengenalan yang tidak dituntut ini.

Kerajaan perlu umumkan kerana mereka sudah pun kumpul (kad pengenalan dan Mykid).

"Saya juga nak minta penjelasan bila dan di mana ia dilupuskan," kata MP Pokok Sena itu lagi.
-mk



I don’t want to stay under the bad murderer rulers

Posted: 30 Jan 2013 03:54 AM PST

Rulers


Of missing children

Posted: 30 Jan 2013 03:10 AM PST


You know, missing children is nothing new in this country. William Yau is just one addition to an alarming list of children that have gone missing. And why do I say alarming? Because the list is ever growing and we do not know how long it is. For every child that had been reported missing and publicised in the media, including the Internet, there must be at least one missing child that we do not know about. Or care about. And this is the real tragedy.

Nobody knows the anguish better than the parents of the child that goes missing. And when the realisation sets in that the child is indeed gone forever, the deep feeling of guilt must be truly indescribable. It creates a psychological scar that is impossible to heal. So let me say this to the insensitive outsiders who continue to pass unwarranted judgment on the parents: please don't. There is already a permanent hurt. Give them space to grieve in private. After all, they will have to live with it until the end of their days. I doubt the passing of time can improve matters for them.

When I was reading the stories of the hunt for the missing William, my thoughts immediately went back to the time when my son was three years old. At this age, boys are beginning to be playful. That's alright with me. Boys have to be playful. It's part of growing up. But they lack the sense of danger because at this age, they live in a state of naiveness. They won't know danger until danger visits them and teaches them.

In my son's case, he chose to play hide and seek with us in a department store. One moment he was with me, the next moment he had hidden himself completely behind a clothes line. I had always known where he was but this time, the clothes were so thick that I couldn't find him. My reaction was to call out to him but he being mischievous, he refused to answer me.

He didn't know it then but I was frantic. My heart did not skip a beat. In fact, it skipped many beats. But my wits were still with me. Luckily, we were at a secluded spot in the department store, almost a cul-de-sac. There weren't any other customer. Come to think of it, no sales person either. He wouldn't be able to run out to another area of the store without passing my wife. So I stationed her there while I went searching for my son among the rows of clothes lines.

I saw some rustling and zoomed in. Parted the clothes and there he was, looking at me and about to begin laughing. Inwardly, I heaved a big sigh of relief. But this was an incident that couldn't go unpunished. So down came my hand and I thwacked him hard on his bottom. He was surprised. He thought he was being clever playing hide and seek with us, and not getting found out for a while. And now he was being punished. Must have hurt badly too because he started crying. I picked him up and then came the explanation why he must never, never do such a thing in public again.

That brief incident has stayed with us all this while. Since then, every time we learnt about a child going missing, the moment comes back to us. It never fails to. So you see, we know how parents feel like when their child goes missing. Luckily for us, it was only a fleeting moment. But it was enough to teach us an invaluable lesson that if anything can go wrong, it can.



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India Rape Victim's Friend Describes Their Love Story

Posted: 30 Jan 2013 02:27 AM PST


The following article is a true life account of the love story...Saddening, how not only has one life been extinguished because of the uncontrollable lust and violent acts of some men, one other life, that of the man she loved....

NEW DELHI—She called him "a perfect man." He still keeps her number stored in his cellphone, under the name Jewi, derived from a Sanskrit word meaning life.

"She was the closest person to my heart," says the young man. Soon he is expected to tell a judge about the night she was raped aboard a private bus here, an attack that left his friend dead and the world horrified.

"I find myself surrounded by the pictures in my mind of the incident of that night in the bus," says the 28-year-old information-technology specialist, who was himself badly injured in the Dec. 16 attack. Broad-chested and plain-spoken, he now walks with a cane.

Speaking with The Wall Street Journal, he gave new details of the assault and described his close and complex relationship with his friend, a petite recent college graduate who was 23 at the time of her death. Both her name and his are being withheld due to Indian law governing the identification of the woman as a rape victim.

The case has stirred widespread protest and calls for justice. Five men face charges including rape, kidnapping and murder. Lawyers for the five say they are innocent. A sixth person accused, a juvenile, faces proceedings in juvenile court. A lawyer representing him couldn't be reached.

In many ways, the young man and his friend were a modern dating couple, yet still bound by caste and tradition. Living away from home, the two were making their way in India's widening professional class—she was a physiotherapist looking for her first job, he leads a team specializing in Internet voice technology for corporations.

They shared their problems, took vacations together and consulted each other even over the purchase of a pair of shoes. She once talked him out of investing in a company that turned out to be a fraud. He gave her the login details to his Facebook account.

Their families were aware of their closeness and didn't interfere, the young man and her family said. But the two friends felt their relationship would always be a friendship and not a marriage, he says. He came from a high-caste Brahmin background. His father is a prominent lawyer. His family lives in a three-story home with servants' quarters.

By contrast, his friend hailed from a Kurmi agrarian caste that is lower on the Hindu hierarchy. Her family lives in a small concrete-and-brick house near the Delhi airport, where her father works as a laborer.

Differences like these worked against a union. And the young man says he was loath to go against his family's strong wishes that he find a traditional match from within his Brahmin community.

"We just didn't talk about it because it would sour our relationship," he says of his friend. "We were of equal status as friends."

In an interview, the young woman's mother said to the question of marriage: "You can't really say what could have happened in the future."

The young man's father says the subject of marriage never came up, but had their son made a fervent case, the family "might have given it a thought."

CLICK HERE to read the rest of the article written by Krishna Pokharel in WSJ.

CLICK HERE to read the complete coverage of the rape case by WSJ.

Polis Abaikan Jenayah Sebab Sibuk Ekori Pemimpin Pakatan – Shamsul

Posted: 30 Jan 2013 04:07 AM PST

Ketua Menteri Melaka, Datuk Seri Ali Rustam tidak matang mengatakan Penasihat DAP, Lim Kit Siang biadab apabila menyatakan kebenaran kanak-kanak di negara ini tidak selamat ekoran kematian William Yau Zhen Zhong, 6.

Pengerusi KEADILAN Melaka, Shamsul Iskandar Mohd Akin berkata, Ali selaku pemimpin veteran tidak wajar berbuat demikian itu kerana hakikatnya negara berhadapan masalah kadar jenayah terlalu tinggi.

"Ali perlu berhenti membiadapkan pemimpin pembangkang yang peduli dengan permasalahan rakyat. Sebaliknya beliau perlu lebih santun dan berlapang dada menerima kelemahan dan kritikan untuk menambah baik kualiti keselamatan masyarakat seluruh negara.

"Apakah Ali tidak sedar memang wujud masalah berlarutan seumpama ini sejak bertahun lamanya, malah tidak terhad kepada kanak-kanak, kerana ia turut melibatkan wanita dan juga kelompok rakyat yang lemah dan tidak berdaya," katanya pada kenyataan.

Ketua Angkatan Muda KEADILAN (AMK) itu menambah, masalah jenayah semakin meningkat berpunca daripada sikap polis yang lebih berminat mengekori pemimpin pembangkang daripada menjaga keselamatan negara.

"Di saat ada kelompok Cawangan Khas (SB) yang diarah mengekori jejak langkah pembangkang di seluruh negara, masih ramai penjenayah yang berlegar secara bebas yang mengancam keselamatan negara tanpa kita sedar di kiri dan kanan kita.

"Tambah menjelekkan mantan Ketua Polis Negara, Tan Sri Musa Hassan sendiri pada Julai 2012 pernah menyebut bahawa kadar jenayah negara membimbangkan sehingga menggesa kerajaan tidak menyorok keadaan sebenar kepada rakyat," ujarnya. -KD

Ann Jones, The Afghan End Game? *must read*

Posted: 30 Jan 2013 12:30 AM PST


The euphemisms will come fast and furious.  Our soldiers will be greeted as "heroes" who, as in Iraq, left with their "heads held high," and if in 2014 or 2015 or even 2019, the last of them, as also in Iraq, slip away in the dark of night after lying to their Afghan "allies" about their plans, few here will notice.

This will be the nature of the great Afghan drawdown. The words "retreat," "loss," "defeat," "disaster," and their siblings and cousins won't be allowed on the premises.  But make no mistake, the country that, only years ago, liked to call itself the globe's "sole superpower" or even "hyperpower," whose leaders dreamed of a Pax Americana across the Greater Middle East, if not the rest of the globe is… not to put too fine a point on it, packing its bags, throwing in the towel, quietly admitting -- in actions, if not in words -- to mission unaccomplished, and heading if not exactly home, at least boot by boot off the Eurasian landmass.

Washington has, in a word, had enough. Too much, in fact.  It's lost its appetite for invasions and occupations of Eurasia, though special operations raids, drone wars, and cyberwars still look deceptively cheap and easy as a means to control... well, whatever.  As a result, the Afghan drawdown of 2013-2014, that implicit acknowledgement of yet another lost war, should set the curtain falling on the American Century as we've known it.  It should be recognized as a landmark, the moment in history when the sun truly began to set on a great empire.  Here in the United States, though, one thing is just about guaranteed: not many are going to be paying the slightest attention.

No one even thinks to ask the question: In the mighty battle lost, who exactly beat us?  Where exactly is the triumphant enemy?  Perhaps we should be relieved that the question is not being raised, because it's a hard one to answer.  Could it really have been the scattered jihadis of al-Qaeda and its wannabes?  Or the various modestly armed Sunni and Shiite minority insurgencies in Iraq, or their Pashtun equivalents in Afghanistan with their suicide bombers and low-tech roadside bombs?  Or was it something more basic, something having to do with a planet no longer amenable to imperial expeditions?  Did the local and global body politic simply and mysteriously spit us out as the distasteful thing we had become?  Or is it even possible, as Pogo once suggested, that in those distant, unwelcoming lands, we met the enemy and he was us?  Did we in some bizarre fashion fight ourselves and lose?  After all, last year, more American servicemen died from suicide than on the battlefield in Afghanistan; and a startling number of Americans were killed in "green on blue" or "insider" attacks by Afghan "allies" rather than by that fragmented movement we still call the Taliban.

Whoever or whatever was responsible, our Afghan disaster was remarkably foreseeable.

Please CLICK HERE to read this fantastic article by Ann Jones.

Such Modesty

Posted: 29 Jan 2013 11:05 PM PST

A Catholic, a Protestant, a Mormon and a Jew were in a discussion during a dinner.

Catholic: "I have a large fortune....I am going to buy Citibank!"

Protestant: "I am very wealthy and will buy General Motors!"

Mormon: "I am a fabulously rich prince.... I intend to purchase
Microsoft!"

They then all wait for the Jew to speak....

The Jew stirs his coffee, places the spoon neatly on the table, takes a sip of his coffee, looks at them and casually says:

"I'M NOT Selling"

-Author Unknown-

Posted for laughs with no intention to insult anyone from any faith. Thanks to Angela who shared this post.

[KES ANIAYA] Bank Enggan Bayar Walaupun Wang Mustafa Hilang Dari Akaun

Posted: 29 Jan 2013 11:52 PM PST

Kuala Lipis - Seorang kakitangan kerajaan di sini mendakwa kerugian RM1,500 apabila wang yang disimpan dalam akaun sebuah bank lesap setelah mesin juruwang automatik (ATM) gagal berfungsi ketika dia mengeluarkan wang.

Mangsa, Mustafa Kamal Kamarudin, 51, berkata, kejadian berkenaan berlaku di sebuah bank di Raub pada 27 November tahun lalu kira-kira jam 11.45 malam apabila dia berhasrat untuk mengeluarkan sejumlah wang daripada akaun miliknya.

"Ketika itu, mesin ATM terbabit berfungsi seperti biasa namun setelah saya memasukkan jumlah pengeluaran, tiba-tiba perkhidmatan mesin terbabit tergendala.

"Kad ATM saya keluar seperti biasa namun wang tunai sejumlah RM1,500 bersama resit pengeluaran tidak dapat dikeluarkan. Saya mula bingung dan menanti untuk beberapa minit namun wang terbabit masih tidak dikeluarkan," katanya semalam.

Mustafa Kamal berkata, pada keesokan harinya dia yang sedang dalam perjalanan ke Negeri Sembilan berhenti di sebuah bank di Bentong untuk mengeluarkan wang simpanan terkejut apabila melihat baki wang di dalam akaun hanya RM513 sahaja.

Menurutnya, selepas pulang dari Negeri Sembilan, dia kemudiannya membuat laporan kepada bank berkenaan kehilangan wang terbabit namun pihak bank meminta tempoh sebulan untuk melakukan siasatan.

"Minggu lalu saya terima laporan daripada bank dan dalam laporan itu tertera wang sejumlah RM1,500 dikeluarkan pada 27 November kira-kira jam 8.49 malam. Saya hairan kerana waktu di dalam laporan terbabit tidak sama dengan waktu saya mengeluarkan wang.

"Saya kemudian meminta kebenaran pihak bank melihat kamera litar tertutup (CCTV) bagi membuktikan saya tidak menerima wang berkenaan namun pihak bank minta saya buat laporan polis dahulu," katanya.

Mustafa Kamal berkata, setelah membuat laporan polis, pihak bank kemudiannya membenarkan dia melihat CCTV berkenaan dan pegawai bank terbabit mengesahkan bahawa dia tidak menerima wang simpanan berjumlah RM1,500 itu.

"Saya kemudiannya menuntut pihak bank agar memulangkan kembali wang terbabit namun saya terkejut apabila pegawai bank berkenaan memberitahu bahawa tiada ganti rugi dalam kes seperti ini," katanya.

Dia melahirkan rasa kecewa kerana pihak bank terbabit seolah-olah lepas tangan dan tidak mahu bertanggungjawab dengan kejadian yang berlaku padanya. -SH

Ulasan GB

GB merasakan pihak polis perlu jalankan siasatan ke atas bank berkenaan.

Ini kerana laporan daripada bank dan tertera wang sejumlah RM1,500 dikeluarkan pada 27 November kira-kira jam 8.49 malam.

Sedangkan En Mustafa, pemilik akaun berkenaan membuat pengeluaran pada 27 November jam 11.45 malam

Siapa "hantu" yang telah mengeluarkan wang hampir tiga jam sebelum Mustafa tiba di ATM?

Ini mengingatkan kita kes Lisa Surihani yang kehilangan wang sebanyak RM50,000 dari akaun banknya yang juga terletak di negeri yang sama. (Baca berita lampiran)

Nampak gayanya ia seperti menggunakan modus operandi yang serupa. Persoalan kini, berapa ramai lagi bakal jadi mangsa dan berapa banyak lagi jumlah wang pelanggan di bank akan hilang akibat sikap bank yang lepas tangan dan enggan bertanggungjawab, seperti didakwa oleh Mustafa di atas?

Laporan sebelum ini
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[EDISI DAJAL] Kononnya Gadis Melayu Dimurtadkan Di Gereja...

Posted: 29 Jan 2013 09:21 PM PST

Imej didajalkan oleh cyber-trooper UMNO

Gambar Asal

Akhirnya kebenaran terbongkar jua Gambar gadis-gadis Melayu sedang asyik mendengar ceramah kursus pra perkhawinan didalam sebuah dewan telah dioplah, diedit dan disuperimpose dengan menambah salib besar oleh para gurkha siber berjiwa UMNO totok dengan memfitnah kononnya seorang Paderi Kristian sedang asyik memberikan kuliah dalam satu upacara "permurtadan" disalah sebuah gereja di Ipoh , Perak.

Ada fren Omakkau memberitahu bahawa setahu beliau belum ada salib diletakkan disebelah kiri maupun kanan dimana-mana gereja. Pada lazimnya diletakkan ditengah-tengah.

Punyalah dahsyat dan jijik yang amat paling tanpa ada rasa takut pada dosa dijiwa.

Akan lakukan apa saja dengan hasrat hatta isu Agama keperingkat yang boleh menggugat kestabilan negara dan kenteraman awam semata-mata bertujuan mau meraih sokongan dalam PRU 13 nanti.

Etika, adab, santun, berhemah, berilmiah langsung tiada dalam kamus para gurkha siber UMNO.

Belum pernah dalam sejarah negara pencacai UMNO begitu terdesak dalam mereka cipta fitnah.

Apakah mereka ingat rakyat ini mudah termakan berita yang langsung tidak masuk akal itu?.

Adakah para gurkha siber UMNO fikir fitnahnya itu tidak akan terbongkar?.

FITNAH DENGAN UMNO TIDAK DAPAT DIPISAHKAN.

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SUDAH SEBATI HINGGA KETULANG SONSOM UMPAMA KENTUT DENGAN TAIK!!!!! -omakkau

Our first meeting for the year

Posted: 29 Jan 2013 06:05 PM PST

We had our first meeting of the year last night. So many things discussed, particularly our plans for the year. Among others…

1. Our AGM fixed for March. Coordinators to prepare all the necessary reports. This year there will also be committee elections. Hopefully we can get enough volunteers willing to be board members (rather than being bored members!).

2. With our Children Education Fund (CEF) depleting, we've decided to allocate the whole RM20K received from Yayasan Sultan Azlan Shah last year to CEF. At least we don't have to worry about not having enough funds for the children's bus fares etc in the middle of the year.

3. There will be 2 major conferences this year: The IAS Conference to be held in KL from 30th June to 3rd July and ICAAP in Bangkok from 18th to 22nd November. We had to discuss on the budget to be approved. We don't usually bother to apply for scholarships as we know our chances to get them are almost zero.

4. Since July and August will be fasting/Raya months, we've decided to have our Family Day later than usual…. in early September, after Raya.

5. Our first exhibition for the year will be in March (unless before that somebody else offers us to set up an exhibition booth elsewhere.

6. We're getting our volunteers to update all their clients' particulars so we can keep them in our files. That way at least if a volunteer leaves us, the latest contact number and info of his/her clients would be readily available in the files.

I have begun to pass a few of my many clients to new volunteers. Hopefully that way I will be able to pay attention to the ones needing more help.

I think it's going to be a busy year ahead…

Alcohol Wrecks Your Sleep

Posted: 29 Jan 2013 04:00 PM PST

BBC ONLINE 23 January 2013
Last updated at 02:35 GMT








Alcohol-fuelled sleep 'less satisfying'

By Michelle Roberts
Health editor, BBC News online






Alcohol changes our sleep patterns



A
tipple before bedtime may get you off to sleep faster but it can disrupt
your night's slumber, say researchers who have reviewed the evidence.

[ISU NASHA] Terserah Kepadanya Untuk Sertai Mana-mana Parti Selepas Ini

Posted: 29 Jan 2013 06:30 PM PST


Nik Aziz tidak halang Nasha sertai parti lain

KOTA BHARU - Mursyidul Am Pas, Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat hari ini tidak menghalang bekas Timbalan Presidennya, Nasharudin Mat Isa daripada menyertai mana-mana parti lain dan dengan rela hati melepaskannya.

Di sebalik apa yang berlaku terhadap Nasharudin, Nik Aziz berkata, terpulang kepada beliau untuk menyertai parti lain.

"Itu dia punya pasallah, saya sebut kelmarin kepada wartawan orang laki bini lagikan bercerai. Padahal kita nak sambut bini (isteri ) itu dengan sembelih lembu, palu gong gendang lah, selawat kepada Nabi, tetapi boleh bercerai. Ini kerana parti (Ini kan pula dalam parti).

"Dalam syarikat ekonomi dia (pengurusan) buang rakan kongsi dan apa sekali, kita hidup atas dunia ini ada peraturan. Islam adalah disiplin seratus peratus dunia akhirat. Islam adalah cara nak selamatkan dunia," katanya kepada media.

Terdahulu beliau merasmikan Bengkel Pakar Ternakan Lebah Kelulut di Min House Camp, Kubang Kerian yang turut dihadiri Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Pertanian Industri Desa dan Bioteknologi negeri, Datuk Che Abdullah Mat Nawi. -SH


Nasha dipecat dari Majlis Syura kerana merugikan parti, kata Dr Mahfodz


KUALA LUMPUR, 28 Jan — Majlis Syura menjelaskan tindakan badan tertinggi PAS memecat bekas timbalan presiden parti itu, Nasharuddin Mat Isa sebagai proses saringan untuk membersihkan parti.

Menurut Timbalan Ketua Majlis Syura PAS, Datuk Dr Mahfodz Mohamed, tindak tanduk Nasharuddin selama ini merugikan parti, menyebabkan beliau dipecat dalam majlis tersebut.

"Majlis Syura memecat beliau kerana tindak-tanduknya merugikan parti, jadi kita anggap ini adalah proses saringan untuk membaiki dalaman parti.

"Lagipun, beliau tidak hadir dalam tiga mesyuarat Majlis Syura, dan memang ada dalam perlembagaan parti mengatakan beliau boleh dipecat. Ini satu tindakan disiplin," kata Mahfodz yang dihubungi The Malaysian Insider.

Menurut Mahfodz lagi, sokongan akar umbi tidak akan berpecah, memandangkan mereka lebih mengutamakan perjuangan parti dari perjuangan individu.

"Sejarah keluar parti ini dah banyak kali berlaku. (Datuk) Asri Muda, yang merupakan bekas Presiden parti sendiri keluar parti, begitu juga ramai lagi pemimpin PAS juga keluar parti, tetapi akar umbi masih bersama PAS kerana perjuangan parti lebih penting dari individu.

"Yang angkat dia pun orang luar, jadi saya tak nampak perpecahan dalaman parti," kata Mahfodz lagi.

Sementara itu, ahli jawatankuasa kerja PAS Pusat, Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad berkata banyak lagi isu yang boleh diulas, kerana pemecatan Nasharuddin bukan satu isu penting bagi parti.

"Banyak lagi isu yang boleh dibangkitkan, Nasha ni dah tak ada benda, we move on.

"Lagipun dia dah boleh masuk mainstream media, biarlah dia, kalau dia nak masuk Umno pun tak kisah. He is gone case," kata ahli parlimen Kuala Selangor itu.

Naib Presiden PAS, Salahuddin Ayub dan Setiausaha Agung parti tersebut, Datuk Mustafa Ali enggan memberi komen, dengan berkata pihak eksekutif menerima keputusan yang dibuat Majlis Syura.

Semalam Nasharuddin digugurkan oleh Majlis Syura PAS, selepas disahkan oleh Setiausaha majlis tersebut, Datuk Nik Zawawi Nik Salleh.

Nik Zawawi berkata, keputusan itu dibuat kerana Nasharudin didapati melanggar peraturan-peraturan berjamaah seperti yang telah ditetapkan oleh Majlis Syura.

"Keputusan mengenai perkara itu dibuat pada mesyuarat 13 Januari lalu yang dipengerusikan oleh Mursyidul Am Pas, Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat.

"Antara sebab keputusan itu diambil kerana beliau (Nasharuddin) telah melanggar beberapa peraturan yang ditetapkan parti. Antaranya tidak hadir mesyuarat, selebihnya saya tidak mahu ulas… maaf ya," kata Nik Zawawi yang dipetik dari laporan Sinar Harian Online semalam.

Pada September tahun lalu, Majlis Syura menjadi perhatian apabila kedengaran desas-desus membincangkan perkara mengenai bekas timbalan presiden PAS itu, bagaimanapun mesyuarat 9 September itu bersidang tanpa membincangkan isu berkaitan dengan Nasharuddin.

Isu itu berlaku apabila Nasharuddin menggesa PAS mengkaji semula keanggotaan dan kerjasama parti Islam tersebut dengan Pakatan Rakyat, berikutan percanggahan pendapat beliau dengan pengerusi DAP Kebangsaan, Karpal Singh mengenai isu hudud.

Nasharuddin baru-baru ini mengiringi Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Razak dan isterinya Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor dalam lawatan bersejarah ke Gaza, Palestin dan disambut oleh Perdana Menteri Ismail Haniyeh dari Hamas.

Lawatan tersebut walau bagaimanapun dikecam oleh Presiden Mahmoud Abbas yang mewakili pergerakan Fatah.
-TMI

Mid-Week Humour

Posted: 29 Jan 2013 02:30 PM PST


3-year-old Reese:
"Our Father, Who does art in heaven,
Harold is His name.
Amen."

A little boy was overheard praying:
"Lord, if you can't make me a better boy, don't worry about it.
I'm having a real good time like I am."

After the christening of his baby brother in church,
Jason sobbed all the way home in the back seat of the car.
His father asked him three times what was wrong.
Finally, the boy replied,
"That preacher said he wanted us brought up in a Christian home,
and I wanted to stay with you guys."

I had been teaching my three-year old daughter, Caitlin,
the Lord's Prayer for several evenings at bedtime.
She would repeat after me the lines from the prayer.
Finally, she decided to go solo.
I listened with pride as she carefully enunciated each word,
right up to the end of the prayer:
"Lead us not into temptation," she prayed,
"but deliver us from E-mail."

One particular four-year-old prayed,
"And forgive us our trash baskets
as we forgive those who put trash in our baskets."

A Sunday school teacher asked her children as they
were on the way to chur! ch serv ice,
"And why is it necessary to be quiet in church?"
One bright little girl replied,
"Because people are sleeping."

Six-year-old Angie and her four-year-old
brother, Joel, were sitting together in church.
Joel giggled, sang, and talked out loud.
Finally, his big sister had had enough.
"You're not supposed to talk out loud in church."
"Why? Who's going to stop me?" Joel asked.
Angie pointed to the back of the church and said,
"See those two men! standin g by the door?
They're hushers."

A mother was preparing pancakes for her sons, Kevin 5, and Ryan 3. The boys began to argue over who would get the first pancake.
Their mother saw the opportunity for a moral lesson.
"If Jesus were sitting here, He would say,
'Let my brother have the first pancake, I can wait.'
Kevin turned to his younger brother and said,
"Ryan, you be Jesus!"
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
A father was at the beach with his children
when the four-year-old son ran up to him,
grabbed his hand, and led him to the shore
where a seagull lay dead in the sand.
"Daddy, what happened to him?" the son asked.
"He died and went to Heaven," the Dad replied.
The boy thought a moment and then said,
"Did God throw him back down?"

A wife invited some people to dinner.
At the table,! she tur ned to their six-year-old daughter and said,
"Would you like to say the blessing?"
"I wouldn't know what to say," the girl replied.
"Just say what you hear Mommy say," the wife answered.
The daughter bowed her head and said,
"Lord, why on earth did I invite all these people to dinner?"


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