Thursday, January 17, 2013

Sabah RCI 'buka pekong di dada'

Sabah RCI 'buka pekong di dada'


Sabah RCI 'buka pekong di dada'

Posted: 17 Jan 2013 10:55 AM PST

Former PM Tun Dr Mohamad admitted that his government did issue Malaysian identification card to qualified Pinoys, and that he is willing to testify before the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) set up by PM Najib's government to investigate the issue in Sabah.

Those issue with the IDs, he said qualified after meeting all the standard procedures set by the law. Its fine to me.


Home Minister Hishammuddin Tun Hussein, on the other hand advised the public not to speculate anything on the RCI findings, forgetting it is now becoming a political package for the opposition to hammer us in Barisan Nasional.

The RCI is fast back firing at the government, and at Umno. I believe some of us are getting worried since the general election is just around the corner.

Its just a matter of wrong timing and improper handling. Just like the failed 6P program introduced by the Home Ministry in August last year (it was fasting month and the duration was too short to cover more than 5 million foreigners in the country), the RCI was called when local politics are taking a new turn due to the rise of the opposition while national poll is expected within the next few months.

It looks more like we are submitting to demands from the opposition, which in the end strips us naked all around.

I thought the setting up of the RCI was merely to investigate the number of citizenship awarded to foreigners in Sabah since the mid 1970s and find solution to it - either to accept them as Malaysians or to determine other factors in picking the really qualified ones.

Of course we cannot be seen as being to harsh on them as many of them fled their country, notably the war-torn southern Philippines during the 1970s and 1980s. They were refugees, just like the Bosnians whom we brought in and granted with PR status during the 1990s.

The Commission, to me, is suppose to carry out investigation by betting the exact number of foreigners in Sabah, including their family members and those given Malaysian citizenship.

Instead, the RCI is fast becoming a 'court' by reprimanding those involved in the 'IC project' without having a summary as to how the matter should be solved. Its more like pointing fingers and implicating those behind it.

All eight terms of reference under the RCI also did not mention anything about finding ways to solve the issue, except for conducting inquiries and to enquire. Nothing was stated about effort to solve the problems.

Of course the setting up of the Commission reflects the sincerity of BN government to address the matter but one question remains unanswered - how are we going to settle it? Is it by revoking all the ICs, applying a new method to determine those really qualified or to send home some of them?

The manner in which the inquiry is being conducted is like bringing out the dead from the graves and leave them to 'go back' by themselves.

We got to understand the situation. These people have been here for decades, some already holding senior government position and elected to party positions, including in Umno Sabah. Some have with them their parents, grandchildren and children of their own, born, studied and grew up in the State.

Most of them are still without valid indentification documents. What are going to do with them? Flush them out?

The CRI too should cover the Peninsula as similar problems occur. While the Home Ministry, via its Immigration Dept imposes strict measure on foreigners, they are short-handed at its enforcement level, thus providing enough space for the foreigners, especially from Indonesia, to establish their own settlements in many places, including Batang Kali, Ulu Langat and Sabah Bernam.

And they too have the aged and children. The 6P did not give emphasis to determine the number of illegal immigrants and foreigners in the country as it was only meant to register the legal and illegal immigrants, and not to set up a data bank on their spouses, parents and children.

The opposition, believe me, will start to point fingers at Dr Mahathir, Najib and others as those responsible for the immigration 'chaos' in Sabah. Names like former Sabah chief minister Harris Salleh and former Deputy Home Minister Megat Junid Megat Ayob are now high on the Commission's 'wanted list'.

About 167 witnesses will testify before the RCI 'court'. Just like the Suhakam inquiry into Bersih 3.0, the RCI can expect more answer that could implicate our previous governments. Like it or not, it bears negative impact on BN in facing the next general election.

So, what is the solution once the RCI completes its 'trial' on the witnesses?

The Ministry of Higher Education must cease all of the “brainwashing” programmes in public universities

Posted: 17 Jan 2013 09:04 AM PST

People nationwide were stunned and shocked after witnessing a videoclip on Youtube which displayed an argument between a second-year law student of Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) and a panelist named Sharifah Zohra Jabeen Syed Shah Miskin in a forum which took place earlier on 8th December 2012. The forum then became a political field not only to defame several Bersih leader such as Datuk S.

Kes "Pak Janggut": Utusan Kalah Lagi, Pintu Rayuan Berakhir!

Posted: 17 Jan 2013 09:55 AM PST

Lima orang Hakim Mahkamah Persekutuan hari ini sebulat suara menolak rayuan Utusan Malaysia ke atas keputusan Mahkamah Rayuan sebelum ini yang memihak kepada anggota Parlimen Shah Alam, Haji Khalid Samad.

Dalam keputusannya hari ini Mahkamah Persekutuan memutuskan tidak memberikan kebenaran kepada pihak Utusan untuk merayu sekaligus keputusan Mahkamah Rayuan dan Mahkamah Tinggi sebelum ini dikekalkan.

Mahkamah juga memerintahkan Utusan membayar kos sebanyak RM10,000-00.

Lima orang Hakim yang bersidang di dalam rayuan hari ini adaalah Hakim Tan Sri Richard Malanjun, Hakim Datuk Bentara Luar Datuk Haji Hashim Bin Datuk Hj. Yusoff, Hakim Datuk Ahmad Bin Hj Maarof, Hakim Datuk Hasan bin Lah dan Hakim Datuk Jeffery Tan Kok Wha.

Mahkamah Rayuan pada 24 Mei 2012 telah menolak dengan kos rayuan Utusan Malaysia ke atas keputusan Hakim Mahkamah Tinggi Kuala Lumpur yang memerintahkan Utusan membayar gantirugi RM60,000-00 kepada Ahli Parlimen Shah Alam itu.

Pada 21 November 2011 Hakim Mahkamah Tinggi Kuala Lumpur Tuan Prasad Sandhosham Abraham telah memutuskan bahawa artikel di muka hadapan Utusan Malaysia bertarikh 10/9/2009 bertajuk ""ZULKIFLI BIDAS 'PAK JANGGUT' " adalah memfitnah ke atas YB Khalid Samad.

Antara lain artikel tersebut menulis:

"Ahli Parlimen Kulim-Bandar Baharu, Zulkifli Noordin membidas individu yang digelarnya 'Pak Janggut' yang sanggup memutar belit ayat-ayat al-Quran untuk mempertahankan pembinaan kuil Hindu di Seskyen 23, Shah Alam yang menimbulkan rasa tidak puas hati penduduk di kawasan itu.

Menurutnya, 'Pak Janggut' turut menyalahkan umat Islam di Seksyen 23 kerana tidak bersikap adil dalam membantah pembinaan kuil di kawasan kediaman mereka.

"Yang paling pelik, 'Pak Janggut' ini sanggup memutar belit ayat al-Quran untuk mempertahankan pembinaan kuil,"katanya."


Untuk rekod, pada tahun 2010 Khalid Samad telah memfailkan Writ Saman ke atas Utusan melalui Tetuan Mohamed Hanipa & Associates atas dakwaan artikel Utusan tersebut telah memfitnah beliau.

Mahkamah Tinggi memutuskan perkataan 'Pak Janggut' di artikel tersebut adalah merujuk kepada Khalid Samad kerana sebelum artikel tersebut diterbitkan Khalid Samad ada menulis surat kepada penduduk seksyen 23 Shah Alam supaya mereka berlaku adil walaupun ke atas orang bukan Islam dalam isu penempatan semula kuil hindu dari Seksyen 19 ke Seksyen 23 Shah Alam.

Utusan telah memfailkan rayuan ke atas keputusan Hakim tersebut di mana rayuan tersebut telah didengar di Mahkamah Rayuaan.

Di Mahkamah Rayuan, Mahkamah telah membenarkan permohonan Notis Usul yang difailkan oleh peguam Khalid Samad bagi membatalkan rayuan Utusan atas alasan Notis Rayuan tersebut cacat kerana pihak Utusan telah gagal mendapatkan kebenaran Mahkamah Rayuan terlebih dahulu sebelum memfailkan rayuan mereka.

Sekaligus rayuan tersebut adalah bercanggah dengan seksyen 68 (1) (a) Akta Mahkamah Kehakiman 1964 yang memperuntukkan bahawa sebarang rayuan yang kurang dari RM 250,000-00 wajib mendapatkan kebenaran Mahkamah terlebih dahulu.

Mahkamah Rayuan juga memerintahkan Utusan membayar kos sebanyak RM10,000-00 kepada Khalid Samad.

Dengan penolakkan rayuan Utusan oleh Mahkamah Persekutuan hari ini maka usaha Utusan untuk merayu ke atas keputusan yang memihak kepada Khalid Samad berakhir.

Pada pendengaran rayuan hari ini , Khalid Samad diwakili oleh Cik Azhana binti Khairudin dari Tetuan Mohamed Hanipa & Associates manakala Utusan diwakili oleh Encik Mohana Kumar dari Tetuan Shafiee Mohan.

Menurut peguam Hanipa Maidin, Khalid akan memfailkan Notis Taksiran Kos di Mahkamah Tinggi dalam masa terdekat bagi menuntut segala kos perbicaraan di Mahkamah Tinggi yang perlu dibayar oleh Utusan ke atas Khalid. -HD

公民一校土蝕問題明年全盤解決

Posted: 17 Jan 2013 06:22 AM PST

公民一校土蝕問題明年全盤解決

星洲日報大北馬于 2013年1月17日下午 9:49 ·

(檳城)1995年一場帶來山崩地裂的暴風雨,逼使公民一校全體師生放棄成為危樓的校舍,搬到公民總校上課長達3年,有關長期纏繞該校的土蝕問題,可於明年一勞永逸的解決。

阿依淡州議員黃漢偉,和負責州水利灌溉及治水事務的劉子健行政議員,昨日聯袂視察位於極樂寺登山石階旁的公民一校,雙雙宣佈這項振奮阿依淡和壟尾華社的消息。

接待2名議員的公民董事長陳玟良,公民信理會主席拿督莊耿康、董事總務郭狄歷、董事財政程福隆和顧問工程師陳艷梅等憶起往事,仍心有餘悸。

當時,一塊高及人胸部的大石頭自極樂寺石階旁的山坡滾下,差一點滾進教室。河岸旁校地原來地陷的裂痕,突然擴大。

教育部過後宣佈公民一校校舍為危樓,全校四百多名師生遂搬到阿依淡交通圈旁的公民總校上課。3年之後維修工程完成,當局確定校舍安全,才允許師生搬回原來的校舍上課。

過後,校舍地段土蝕的問題仍然存在,舖上洋灰的地面裂痕不斷擴大,該校董事、家長、校友和師生擔心山崩地陷的歷史重演。


劉子健捎來好消息,檳州水利灌溉局耗資35萬令吉,在公民一校籬笆外的一段60公尺長河岸興建防崩堤,工程將於今年3月動工。

黃漢偉說,民聯州政府除了撥款給州內學校提升設施,也關心各校所面對的各種問題,公民一校是其中一個獲得州政府關照的例子。

莊耿康說,公民一校位於黑水河畔,18年前的山崩地裂,差點令公民三校,即民總校、公民一校,和公民二校三失其一。

他說,當年當局基於安全的理由,執意不讓公民一校師生搬回原來的校舍,他們唯有努力修復校舍,和爭取各方面的協助進行防崩措施,最後保住了校舍。

不過,黑水河土蝕的問題嚴重,過去18年來,校地出現新的裂痕,且裂痕越來越長。
他們不要看到校舍被列為危樓,必須遷校的歷史重演。幸而當局基於學校的需要,進行河堤防護工程,使他們不必再為地面上日益擴大的裂痕而憂心忡忡。

黄汉伟:大选迟迟不来 改善亚依淡交通增至7项

Posted: 17 Jan 2013 06:14 AM PST


黄汉伟:大选迟迟不来 改善亚依淡交通增至7项


二零一三年一月八日 晚上十一时四十四分


(槟城8日讯)亚依淡区州议员黄汉伟说,他原已印制好改善亚依淡交通的成绩单只有5项方案,但因大选迟迟不来,目前已增加到7项,若大选再继续延迟,相信更多方案会获得落实。

他指出,他已印制好的"交通-从新整顿亚依淡区交通"成绩单原本有5项方案,包括提升峇都兰樟巷道路、提升天德园大道,从4条车道加宽至6条车道、提升州清真寺(青草巷)大路、重新规划在甘榜峇鲁巴刹前红绿灯和玫瑰园组屋前安装红绿灯。

他说,基于大选迟迟未举行,现在又增加2项,包括重整孔圣庙中华小学A校及B校前交通,在特定时段将道路改为单行,以舒缓交通,以及在峇都兰樟巷装置人行道红绿灯以让钟灵国民型中学学生更安全过马路。

峇都兰樟红绿灯启用

他周二为峇都兰樟巷人行道红绿灯主持启用礼时说,他是在2011年时接获钟灵中学家教协会的要求,关注该路段的交通,确保学生过马路时安全可获得保障,过后他要求槟岛市政局交通组研究改善措施,最后决定在该路段安装人行道红绿灯。

As reported in Sinchew Jit Pao

 惠及4校‧學生安全過馬路‧峇都蘭樟巷裝行人交通燈

 
 2013-01-09 15:40
(檳城)使用鍾靈中學後門的學生,今後可以安全越過馬路了,因為峇都蘭樟巷已安裝行人交通燈!

鍾靈中學家教協會於2011年向亞依淡區州議員黃漢偉申請安裝行人交通燈後,在經過檳島市政局交通工程組的鑑定等程序,行人交通燈終於在上個月完成安裝,並於1週前啟用。

耗資3萬從他處遷移使用

黃漢偉昨日(8日)為該行人交通燈主持啟用儀式時說,新安裝的行人交通燈是從其他地方遷至該處再使用,而花費是3萬令吉。

他說,安裝行人交通燈也方便了該區4所學校的學生,除了鍾靈中學,職業中學、工藝中學和喬治市中學的學生也可使用行人交通燈安全越過馬路。

他說,這是一項防範措施,也為顧及學生安全越過馬路,不希望在不幸事件發生後才來彌補,因為生命更值錢。

黃保明:鼓勵學生善用行人交通燈

他表示,他也在上任數年裡,提昇了峇都蘭樟巷、天德園大道、州回教堂路、重新規劃甘榜峇魯巴剎前交通燈、在玫瑰園組屋前安裝交通燈,並重新整頓中華A校及B校前交通。

鍾靈校長黃保明說,該校有2千700名學生,而且上下課時間有很多鍾靈學生從後門進出,為了確保學生的安全,校方也會加強學生的安全意識,要求學生善用行人交通燈。(星洲日報/大北馬)

Interfaith bridge building

Posted: 17 Jan 2013 06:12 AM PST

Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus .

Christmas a time for bridge building 12/25/2012 – Interfaith Religious Social – Article Ref: IC0612-3182 Number of comments: 34 By: Abdul Malik Mujahid

Treating Christmas with Respect

Christmas is an annual Christian religious holiday commemorating the birth of Prophet Jesus, peace be upon him. For many Muslims who do not even celebrate the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, it becomes an issue of what stand they should take.

There have been a number of legitimate criticisms of the holiday from Muslims and non-Muslims based on theological and cultural considerations. However, this cannot be used to disregard the holiday as merely an exercise in ancient pagan practices, for instance, or excessive consumerism. Muslims have to remember that for practicing Christians, Christmas really is about Jesus .

Prophet Muhammad , was so accommodating of Christians that according to the two earliest Islamic historians, Ibn e Saad and Ibn Hisham, the Prophet even allowed a delegation of 60 Byzantine Christians from Najran in Yemen to worship in his own mosque in Madinah. Lead by their bishop (Usquf), they had come to discuss a number of issues with him. When time of their prayer came, they asked the Prophet's permission to perform this in the mosque. He answered, "conduct your service here in the mosque. It is a place consecrated to God."

God expects us to stay away from mocking the religious beliefs of others, no matter how much we disagree with them. He says in the Quran: "And insult not those whom they (disbelievers) worship besides God, lest they insult God wrongfully without knowledge. Thus We have made fair-seeming to each people its own doings; then to their Lord is their return and He shall then inform them of all that they used to do" (Quran, 6:108).

We also have to remember that even if for many nominal Christians, the celebration is not really about participating in religious traditions, Christmas is a time for families to get together. In a number of cases it is the only time of year families get together, either because family members are scattered in different parts of the country or the world, because of communication and relationship problems, or because in America today, the family unit is becoming weaker and weaker. 

Christmas is a great time to relate to our neighbors. We should not forget though, that "relating" does not mean "preaching". Dawa cannot be made in a rude manner. Allah says in the Quran: "Invite (all) to the Way of your Lord with wisdom and beautiful advice, and reason with them by ways that are the best and most gracious: because your Lord knows best, (those) who have strayed from His Path, and those who receive guidance " (Quran, 16:125).

In particular, when dealing with Jews and Christians, Allah says: "Do not argue with the People of the Book unless it is in the politest manner, except for those of them who do wrong. Say: 'We believe in what has been sent down to us and what has been sent down to you. Our God and your God is [the same] One, and we are Muslims before Him'" (Quran, 29:46).

This may not be an occasion to emphasis the differences as much as the commonality of our beliefs, unless someone is really asking you about them.

A starting point for a discussion about Christmas could be the Islamic belief in all Books revealed by Allah and all Prophets sent by Him. In this discussion, special emphasis could be made on Prophet Jesus . Non-Muslims are often surprised to discover that Muslims also believe in this noble Prophet and his great mother Mary (peace be upon her).

Remember that respect does not mean compromise. This article is not asking you to compromise anything. You have freedom of religion given by God to believe in what you believe in. But in a world where conflict is increasing, a Muslim should be a bridge- builder and a peacemaker. It was due to the Muslim practice of Islamic ideals of respect and tolerance that the key of the holiest Christian Shrine in Jerusalem, the church of the Holy Sepulcher, remains entrusted with a Muslim family, as it has been for over 1400 years.

These are the lessons which need to be learned by those extremists who attack Christians during their worship in Nigeria and those extremists who burn Masjids in the USA.

Abdul Malik Mujahid, is the President and Director of Sound Vision Foundation Inc. He is an Imam in the Chicago area and a founding member of the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC).


黄汉伟: 非充商业用途 用壁画打广告没侵权

Posted: 17 Jan 2013 06:07 AM PST

黄汉伟: 非充商业用途 用壁画打广告没侵权

  2013-01-04 15:23
  • 行动党槟州领袖推展以"姐弟共骑脚车" 壁画为背景的"我爱新槟城" 广告, 左四为曹观友。
(槟城3日讯)行动党把"姐弟共骑脚车"的壁画拿来打广告是否触及版权问题?

行动党在元旦日于槟城两家本地报刊登"我爱新槟城"的半版彩色筹款广告,因使用立陶宛艺术家恩 尼斯(Ernest Zacharevic)画在本头公巷墙壁上的"姐弟共骑脚车"做背景,结果引起议论,有人质问行动党这样做是否有征得这名画家的同意?如果没有,是否已侵 犯版权?

替行动党宣传

槟行动党主席曹观友今日召开记者会,谈及行动党从元旦开始启动长达100天的资讯宣传,以传达新政府在2008年大选以后所带来深刻与良好改变,受报界询及上述问题时表示,他认为侵犯版权的问题不存在。

他笑说,如果有人要起诉行动党侵犯版权,可视为替行动党的100天资讯宣传搞宣传。

属民联州政府所拥有

掌管槟州艺术委员会的行政议员兼行动党槟州财政黄汉伟则表示,由于行动党并不是将"姐弟共骑脚车"的壁画当成商业用途,即拿去卖来赚钱,所以侵权问题是不存在的。
询及是否有征得恩尼斯的同意时,他说这方面他不很清楚,但该壁画是在民联执政后绘下的,属民联州政府所拥,而行动党既然是州政府的一员,是可以取该壁画来用的。

"如哥哥拿弟弟东西来用" 律师:筹办单位不敢做什么

本报询问执业律师林子辉时,他表示,由于此壁画是槟州政府的"乔治市节庆"筹办单位邀请恩尼斯画的,此壁画的主人是后者,行动党使用此壁画来打广告,在法律上是无须征得画家恩尼斯同意的,但照理必须获得"乔治市节庆"筹办单位的首肯。

"这副壁画现在已不属画家恩尼斯所拥了,它属于乔治市节庆单位,而这个单位是州政府的单位,行动党又是州政府的一员,所以行动党拿该单位的东西来用,正如哥哥拿弟弟的东西来用一样,就算不讲一声,该单位也不敢做什么。"

曹观友呛邓章耀 感谢宣传新槟城
"新槟城"概念,究竟是谁偸谁的?

当行动党于元旦日在槟城两家本地报刊登"我爱新槟城"广告时,国阵槟州主席邓章耀马上指行动党的"新槟城"概念是源自国阵,因为是国阵先在各报章刊登"全新槟城"概念的广告,加上"新槟城"

也是国阵在来届大选的竞选宣言,行动党现在刊登"我爱新槟城"的广告,形同支持国阵提出的全新槟城概念。

因此,邓章耀"感谢"行动党认同国阵的概念。

国阵只是承诺
可是,行动党槟州主席曹观友今日却反驳说,行动党早在3‧08后就推出"新槟城"的概念。
"邓章耀感谢我?我要感谢他替我们宣传我们的'新槟城'概念才对!"

曹观友说,槟国阵推出所谓"新槟城"概念,全是旧的东西、都是循环再用的东西。
"我们的'新槟城'概念举出的是全已在槟城出现的东西,国阵的却全只是承诺"。

他问邓章耀,既然使用行动党的"新槟城"概念,就是认同此概念,那么是否也认同此概念中的"槟城更进一步,中央改朝换代"目标?

居民久盼12年 安寧園組屋獲入伙證

Posted: 17 Jan 2013 06:04 AM PST

As  reported in Guangmin

居民久盼12年 安寧園組屋獲入伙證


  2013-01-12 17:08
  • 引頸長盼了12年,湖內安寧園中廉價組屋居民預料能在農曆新年前領得鑰匙而興奮不已,右起駱益忠、陳國輝、楊順興及黃漢偉。
(檳城12日訊)引頸長盼了12年,湖內安寧園(Desa Aman)中廉價組屋兩棟392單位的居民預料能在農曆新年前領得鑰匙。州房屋委員會主席黃漢偉週五宣佈這項好消息,同時象徵式移交入伙准證給居民。
安寧園中廉價屋計劃是於2000年開始興建,原訂於2003年竣工,這項房屋計劃過後被擱置,在2005年12月31日正式宣佈全面停工。 

農曆新年前領鑰匙
2008年,該組屋購屋者臨時委員會一伙人找上黃漢偉和壟尾區州議員楊順興尋求協助,檳州民聯政府介入計劃後,獲得白武士太平洋建築有限公司 (Pacific Construction)於2011年中展開复工,並趕在2012年杪完成A棟剩餘的40%及B棟的全部興建工程。

黃漢偉說,雖然計劃擱置多年,但是目前有逾96%的買主沒有放棄該組屋。他說,這項房屋計劃牽涉多方,包括市政局、州政府、聯邦政府及白武士、清盤師等等,一起解決了許多技術問題。約有10餘名居民出席記者會,尚有太平洋建築有限公司負責人陳國輝及駱益忠。
 
96%買主沒放棄組屋
湖內安寧園購屋者臨時委員會主席佘文強感謝檳州政府的幫助時,提及他們曾到州議會拉橫幅要求前朝政府協助但不果,幸有民聯政府的幫助,否則恐怕至今都見不到曙光。
 
該成員林慕賢也感激各方的幫忙,甚至對州議員黃漢偉及楊順興道歉,以表達當初找上門理論時的衝動和無禮。
 
大華高原第二期或復工
黃漢偉說,擱置多年的大華高原第二期計劃復工漸露曙光,目前已經有一家上市公司洽談買地事宜。

他說,自檳州民聯政府執政後,至少協助5項房屋擱置計劃展開复工,如今,被鑑定為擱置的大型計劃尚有大華高原第二期組屋。

5項復工的工程,包括發林天德園珍美園、白雲山的高峰園、威南新邦安拔的Taman Pekatra Indah、威北的Taman Teluk Air Tawar及湖內安寧園中廉價組屋。

申請10年 黃漢偉助爭取 梵音寺獲准繳1元地稅

Posted: 17 Jan 2013 06:00 AM PST

申請10年 黃漢偉助爭取 梵音寺獲准繳1元地稅

  2013-01-11 18:14
  • 黃漢偉移交批准書(右二)予梵音禪寺住持聖慧法師(左二)。左起楊錦樺及黃漢偉選區助理黃振部。
(檳城11日訊)申請繳付象徵式1令吉地稅長達10年懸而未決,阿依淡梵音禪寺去年在阿依淡區州議員黃漢偉協助下,終於獲得批准,理事們高興不已。

位於鄒新慶路的梵音禪寺是於1993年建立,每年必須繳交465令吉的地稅,已長達20年。
 
黃漢偉說,根據檳州政府的土地政策,屬於非盈利有宗教用途的膜拜場所,都可以申請象徵式1令吉地稅的優惠。
 
住持釋聖慧法師透露,他們於2002年向土地局申請繳付象徵式1令吉的地稅後,當時只有門牌稅優惠通過批准,即使之後嘗試申請仍不成功。
 
在無計可施之下,該寺透過信理員楊錦樺找上黃漢偉,在後者協助下,土地局於去年12月通知,指該寺接下來只需象徵式繳付1令吉地稅,讓事情圓滿解決。

黃漢偉指,他相信其他廟宇也可能面對同樣問題,希望借此案例告之有關廟宇,申請應享的優惠。
根據他向土地局查詢,申請期從1月開放至3月,3月以後以個別件處埋,申請費用為每單位20令吉,申請表格可到光大3樓、50樓的東北縣署,以及其他縣署免費索取。
 
黃漢偉說,一旦申請,土地局將會派人來視察,撰寫報告讓土地局作為最終的批准。據知,並不是每個膜拜場所都可以自動獲得優惠,土地局需先衝量其條件,包括把膜拜場所有用來租借的收入等,才決定是否批准申請。 

宗教場所獲水費回扣
根據黃漢偉向檳州水務局查詢,非盈利用途的宗教膜拜場所,也可以獲得水費回扣。凡水費少於50令吉者可回扣5令吉,超過50令吉者可回扣10令吉。

他呼籲有關單位向該局申請,該優惠是從2009年就開始啟動。

釋聖慧法師透露,該寺提供許多免費服務,包括兒童周日班及免費載送服務等。"每週五的成人佛學輔導班,初一、十五佛誕免費早、午餐提供,每週六日晚學習佛理及誦經,提供信眾家庭問題輔導,及每週三免費醫藥服務。

Blogger UMNO, Pisau.Net Akhirnya Tersungkur Kerana Memfitnah!

Posted: 17 Jan 2013 07:13 AM PST


Isu tanah Kelantan: pisau.net akui fakta silap

IPOH – Selepas hampir sebulan kemelut isu pemilikan tanah seluas 4,200 hektar di Gua Musang, Kelantan menjadi topik hangat, sebuah blog, pisau.net yang memaparkan artikel berhubung isu berkenaan mengeluarkan kenyataan ralat.

Kenyataan ralat yang dikeluarkan 13 Januari itu menyebut bahawa tiada berlaku penukaran tanah bagi menebus jawatan Menteri Besar Perak antara dua pemimpin DAP iaitu, Datuk Ngeh Koo Ham dan Nga Kor Ming bersama Mursyidul Am Pas, Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat, seperti yang dilaporkan sebelum ini.

Artikel bertajuk 'Pembetulan fakta tanah Ngeh dan Nga di Kelantan' itu menyebut bahawa berlaku percanggahan fakta tidak tepat yang diperoleh daripada sumber sebelum ini dan menyifatkan bertanggungjawab untuk memperbetulkan keadaan demi kebenaran.

Mengulas perkara itu, Koo Ham yang juga Pengerusi DAP berkata, penafian yang dikeluarkan blogger itu jelas menunjukkan isu yang digembar-gemburkan selama ini tidak benar dan berunsur fitnah.

Menurutnya, ia juga jelas membuktikan bahawa Barisan Nasional (BN) Perak seakan kehabisan modal dengan menjadikan isu sedemikian sebagai mainan politik.

"Terbukti, tuduhan mereka sebelum ini tidak berasas. Saya akui, pendedahan yang dinyatakan blog ini sedikit sebanyak telah membersihkan nama kami, namun ia masih belum cukup," katanya pada sidang media, semalam.

Koo Ham yang juga Ahli Parlimen Beruas berkata, penyiaran artikel 'ralat' itu tidak memadai, sebaliknya beliau menuntut agar pengendali pisau.net tampil dan membuat permohonan maaf secara terbuka.

Katanya, pendedahan yang dilakukan bukan perkara kecil kerana memberi impak terhadap imej dan reputasi pemimpin Pakatan Rakyat (PR) terutama Nik Aziz.

"Selain menyiarkan artikel penuh di blog, kita juga mahu pisau.net membuat kenyataan awam berhubung penafian ini di lima akhbar arus perdana dalam tempoh tujuh hari sebaik surat rasmi diterima daripada kami," katanya sambil memaklumkan writ saman akan tetap diteruskan terhadap blog berkenaan.

pisau.net menyatakan pendedahan yang dilakukan mengenai skandal berkenaan bukan isu baru apabila blog pro pakatan MediaPerak.net pernah mendedahkan konflik sama pada Jun 2012.

Tinjauan semalam mendapati, laman blog berkenaan tidak lagi boleh diakses.

Isu pemilikan tanah berkenaan tercetus dalam persidangan Dewan Undangan Negeri Perak ke-12, Disember lalu apabila Menteri Besar, Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abd Kadir menggesa Timbalan Pesuruhjaya Pas Perak, Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin memberi penjelasan berhubung isu itu.

Pembelian tanah berkenaan didakwa sebagai ganjaran kepada DAP atas perjanjian membenarkan Mohammad Nizar yang juga Adun Pasir Panjang menjadi menteri besar.

Ulasan GB

Satu demi satu blogger pencacai UMNO terkedu lantaran fitnah-fitnah yang direka dan ditaburkan. Sebelum ini Novandri (Dr.Mim) memohon maaf secara terbuka kepada anggota Parlimen Shah Alam, Khalid Samad ekoran dakwaan AJK PAS Pusat itu seorang bishop.

Kes Papagomo disaman Datuk Husam masih berjalan di mahkamah dan yang menjelekkan, papagomo enggan mengaku blog itu miliknya.

Parpukari telah dikneali sebagai penyebar gambar palsu mengenai muslimat PAS yang kononnya diraba semasa HKR 112.

Sementara blogger-blogger pencacai UMNO yang lain sedang berbaris menunggu "ganjaran" masing-masing. GB sudah ulas sebelum ini. Petikan:

papagomo dan sekalian blogger pencacai pasti BINASA. Itu hukum kebenaran dan keadilan. Allah tidak akan mengizinkan kebatilan mengatasi kebenaran.

Pemfitnah, wartawan akhbar dan blogger pencacai akan tetap terhukum akhirnya. Kita sama-sama tunggu dan lihat.

You Can't Cry in Space

Posted: 17 Jan 2013 03:30 AM PST


In May 2011, astronaut Andrew Feustel, in the midst of a seven-hour spacewalk, got something in his eye.

Feustel and fellow astronaut Mike Fincke had just finished running power cables from the U.S. side of the International Space Station to the Russian, and -- at the EVA's five-hour mark -- some anti-fogging solution from the inside of Feustel's helmet had begun to flake. One of those flakes, swirling in the modified snow globe that is a spacesuit helmet, ended up in precisely the place you wouldn't want it to.

"Just as an FYI, my right eye is stinging like crazy right now," the astronaut announced to his team. "It's watering a lot. Must have gotten something in it."

Fincke's reply? "Sorry, buddy."

Which was an appropriately mellow response, because Feustel's liquid little plight wasn't an emergency: He managed to wiggle down far enough in his spacesuit to reach the spongy device typically used to block the nose in case of a pressure readjustment -- and to use that to rub his eye. Which did the trick. But the episode was a reminder that much of the science -- much of the experimentation in general -- being done on the orbiting lab of the space station is being conducted, by default, on the humans who call the vehicle home. Knowledge -- about zero-gravity's effect on the body, about space as a human environment -- reveals itself in fits and starts, through unexpected events like the flaking of anti-fogging solution in an astronaut's helmet. In this case, Feustel's tearjerker was a reminder of the fact that astronauts, technically, can't cry.

Astronauts can, certainly, tear up -- they're human, after all. But in zero gravity, the tears themselves can't flow downward in the way they do on Earth. The moisture generated has nowhere to go. Tears, Feustel put it, "don't fall off of your eye ... they kind of stay there." NASA spacewalk officer Allison Bollinger, who oversaw Feustel's EVA, confirmed this assessment. "They actually kind of conglomerate around your eyeball," she said.

In other words, yep: There's no crying in space.

Malaysia dont care about us; Myanmar Muslims or Rohingyas

Posted: 17 Jan 2013 01:42 AM PST

Rohingyas are in Malaysia for about 30 years. If their children are denied education, second generation Rohingyas would just become labourers or some bad ones would involve in drugs and could become criminals.

I HEARD (hearsay only) that some Rohingyas without Passports, are allowed to attend the UIA when DSAI was the education minister. After graduation, most of them got jobs, earned enough to go back and bribed the Myanmar authorities, obtained Passports and came back here to work or further their studies. Some even got Ph.Ds!

Mr J***te was one of those lucky Rohingyas. He is my friend and my patient. After getting M.Sc. he worked part-time and overtime to support his family and his wife's Ph. D. studies. Both of them were working as lecturers in Malaysian Universities. They applied for PR here but rejected. So they applied for PR in Canada and accepted. He went to stay in Canada to continue his Ph D and of course to get citizenship. Now only they applied again (because wife came back with family and continue working here) and got Malaysian PR.

Another Rohingya is my friend Dr. Kamal. Because his family is rich and have connections, he just crossed the border to Bangladesh. He met Malaysian NGO, ABIM President there. He managed to get Bangladesh Passport and followed here and just worked in the Rohingya section of ABIM. When his boss met me, he was surprised that I was able to work in UHKL and introduced Dr. Kamal to me to find job for him.

As a Rohingya Medical Doctor he was so simple and scared to apply for the job as his certificates were from Burma and he was holding Bangladesh Passport. Actually in the free world, born in one place, citizen of another country, holding PR from another, got degree and works in different places are no problem as long as the documents are genuine.

In short he got a job in UM and once he finished that contract Dr. Nay Aung Kyaw helped him to get a job in UKM Student Clinic. He got the Masters in Computer Science while working for ten years. When he got the youngest child he could not get extension of endorsement in the Passport as Bangladesh government became very strict with Rohingyas.

After working for 14 yrs as a Medical Doctor and with the MSc degree, his PR application was rejected. So he went to Australia with the family and declared Asylum. During the process they were allowed to stay and he got the approval (like PR) within three months. After another two years, he got the citizenship.

I could not understand why Malaysia refused to consider even for those educated Rohingyas. I wrote a letter to TAAB with the list of Myanmar Muslims and Rohingyas who were denied considering by his Home Ministry. NO REPLY.

Another Rohingya I wish to highlight was the late Ko San Lin Aung @ Altaff. My well connected Malaysian friend, Encik Ramli helped him to see the Director of Education so that he could send his daughter to the Government School. The Director asked him to get the Passport and refused his request as he had the UNHCR ID only. He was so angry and told off that Non-believer Myanmar Military government was better than his gov as he and his wife were allowed to attend universities and got degrees. At last he got the refugee status in Norway and his child was promised to be given free education up to the university graduation.

For the downtrodden Myanmar Muslims who came to Malaysia, I have wrote and requested many times not for IMM 13, refugee status, PR or citizenship BUT to just give easily the visas, extension of visas to work or to study. But the Malaysian government doesn't care for us whether we are Burmese Muslims or Rohingyas.

But they cannot even give a IMM 13 or temporary visa for Rohingyas (Note: I am not a Rohingya). We know that 30,000 Achenese are still holding those refugee status here although the Ache rebels are now allowed to gov their own state. No war, no disaster. (Tsunami is already a history)

Malaysian Gov had built 3000 schools (NOT a school for 3000 students) for the Indonesian Illegal Immigrants in East Malaysia and the Indon gov helped back by sending teachers for those 3000 schools. This was reported while our PM visited Indonesia, each leader thanking one another. Why gov never build schools for refugees from Myanmar including Rohingyas. They are also not allowed to attend gov schools. If gov build schools for them there are A LOT of NGOs willing to provide with teachers or could even bring in teachers from Myanmar if Malaysian gov is going to give visas for them like the Indonesian teachers.

Read this here @ Malaysia – 100,000 ICs given to immigrants in 1993, RCI told @ Wed Jan 16 2013

 


[PASCA HKR112] Jika Kerajaan UMNO BN Tidak Berubah, Maka ...

Posted: 17 Jan 2013 03:11 AM PST

HKR112: Kehadiran 500,000 amaran akhir kepada BN

KUALA LUMPUR: Sekretariat Himpunan Kebangkitan Rakyat (HKR112) menegaskan kehadiran 500,000 ke himpunan Sabtu lalu merupakan amaran akhir rakyat kepada kerajaan BN.

Pengerusi HKR, Mohamad Sabu berkata, himpunan tersebut jelas menggambarkan amaran rakyat agar kerajaan menjalankan Pilihan Raya Umum (PRU) ke-13 dengan telus.

"Himpunan baru-baru ini merupakan amaran kepada BN agar melakukan pilihan raya dengan telus dan adil.

"Kalau berlaku penipuan, rakyat akan keluar ke jalan raya lagi untuk humban mereka," kata beliau dalam sidang media di Pejabat Agung PAS, Jalan Raja Laut hari ini.

Mohamad juga berkata, pihaknya sudah membuktikan bahawa mereka memberikan kerjasama kepada pihak polis dan bersedia untuk terus bekerjasama dengan pihak keselamatan.

"Pihak sekretariat beri kerjasama sebelum, semasa dan selepas himpunan ini pun kita akan terus bekerjasama dengan polis," katanya sambil merakamkan ucapan penghargaan kepada Polis DiRaja Malaysia (PDRM) dan semua pihak yang terlibat menjayakan HKR.

Menjawab tuduhan sesetengah pihak bahawa HKR bertujuan menggulingkan kerajaan, beliau berkata perkara itu akan dilakukan dalam PRU ke-13.

"Ya, memang kita mahu menggulingkan kerajaan. Kita akan gulingkan kerajaan melalui peti undi dalam PRU ke-13," katanya.

HKR berjaya membuat kutipan derma dari rakyat berjumlah RM268,802.10.

Wang itu akan digunakan bagi menampung perbelanjaan HKR yang telah dianjurkan di seluruh negara.

"Dengan ini saya merayu orang ramai agar terus menghulurkan sumbangan kepada kami ke akaun "Tabung Impian Rakyat Malaysia" Maybank 562106235615," katanya.

Ulasan GB

Bagi GB mudah saja, jika kerajaan UMNO BN tidak berubah walaupun rakyat sudah berhimpun untuk menyuarakan tuntutan dan bantahan terhadap pilihanraya yang bersih, telus dan adil, tetapi jangan lupa, Allah tetap Maha Melihat & Maha Mendengar.

GB yakin Dia akan "campurtangan" akhirnya untuk menghumban UMNO BN keluar dari Putrajaya!

ကွလား မ်ဳိးေဟ့”ဒုိ႔ျမန္မာ” ဟူေသာ “ေၾကြးေက်ာ္သံသည္ကား”ယုတၱိရွိေသာ ေၾကြးေက်ာ္သံျဖစ္ေလသည္

Posted: 16 Jan 2013 11:18 PM PST

ကွလား မ်ဳိးေဟ့"ဒုိ႔ျမန္မာ" "သာကီမ်ဳိးေဟ့"ဒုိ႔ျမန္မာ"ဟူေသာ "ေၾကြးေက်ာ္သံသည္ကား"ယုတၱိရွိေသာ ေၾကြးေက်ာ္သံျဖစ္ေလသည္။

သာကီ၀င္မင္းမ်ဳိး၊မင္းႏြယ္တုိ႔သည္ ထုိေခတ္၊ ထုိအခ်ိန္က "ေလးအတတ္"တြင္ အကၽြမ္းက်င္ဆုံး
ျဖစ္ၾကေလသည္။ "၀ိဋဋဴပ" ေခါင္းေဆာင္ေသာတပ္မ်ားသည္ သာကီ၀င္အမ်ဳိး၊ အႏြယ္တို႔အားသတ္ရန္လာေသာအခါ ေလးျဖင့္သာအေ၀းမွဆီးၾကိဳ၍  ပစ္ခတ္သတ္ျဖတ္လွ်င္ "သာကီ၀င္မ်ဳိးႏြယ္"တုိ႔ႏုိင္မည္သာလွ်င္ျဖစ္ေလသည္။သုိ႔ေသာ္"ပါဏာတိပါတာကံ"ကုိ  ေၾကာက္ၾကေသာေၾကာင့္ မွန္ေအာင္မပစ္ၾကေခ်။ ေၾကာက္လန္႔သြားေအာင္ ေျခာက္လွန္သည့္
သေဘာျဖင့္သာ လည္ပင္းေဘး၊ နားရြက္ေဘးတုိ႔ အနီးမွာသာ ကပ္ၿပီးေခ်ာ္၍ ပစ္ခတ္ၾကေလသည္။

၀ိဋဋဴပတပ္သားမ်ားသည္ သာကီ၀င္မ်ဳိးႏြယ္တုိ႔ တကယ္မွန္ေအာင္ မပစ္မွန္းသိလာသည္ႏွင့္တျပိဳင္နက္ အလံုးအရင္း ႏွင့္အတင္းထိုးတက္ၿပီး ထုိးခုတ္၊ သတ္ျဖတ္ၾကေသာအခါသာကီ၀င္မ်ဳိးႏြယ္တို ့ အားလံုးကုန္လုနီးပါး အသတ္ဖ်တ္ခံခဲ့ ၾကရေလေတာ့သည္။ သာကီ၀င္မ်ဳိးႏြယ္တစ္ခ်ဳိ႕ ထြက္ေျပးတိမ္းေရွာင္လာၾကရင္းမွ ျမန္မာျပည္အတြင္းသို ့ေရာက္လာ ၿပီးေနာင္ႏွစ္ေပါင္းအနည္းငယ္   ၾကာလာေသာအခါတြင္ ျမန္မာလူမ်ဳိးျဖစ္လာမည့္ ပ်ဴ၊ သက္၊ကမ္းရံတုိ႔ႏွင့္ေရာေႏွာသြား
ခဲ့ၾကေလသည္။

ထုိ႔ေၾကာင့္ ကွလား မ်ဳိးေဟ့"ဒုိ႔ျမန္မာ" "သာကီမ်ဳိးေဟ့"ဒုိ႔ျမန္မာ"ဟူေသာ "ေၾကြးေက်ာ္သံသည္ကား"ယုတၱိရွိေသာ ေၾကြးေက်ာ္သံ ျဖစ္ေလသည္။

(ထုိအေၾကာင္းအက်ယ္အား ဦးလွသိန္းထြဋ္ ေရးသားျပဳစုေသာ " ဗုဒၶႏွင့္ ျမန္မာလူမ်ဳိး" စာအုပ္တြင္ ဖတ္ရႈၾကပါေလ)။


Well..well..isn't that lovely...not bad laah.. ^_^

Posted: 16 Jan 2013 11:10 PM PST

Malaysia is the number 1 top Muslim country holiday destination in the world..Alhamdulillah!!
Read all about it...Muslim holidaymakers from all over the world love to come here!!
http://1426.blogspot.com/2013/01/malaysia-is-worlds-2012-top-muslim.html

Flying AirAsia or JetStar?

Posted: 16 Jan 2013 10:28 PM PST

I happened to be away from Penang earlier this week. Caught an AirAsia flight on the way out on Sunday and returned by JetStar on Tuesday. This was only the third time that I had flown by Jetstar while returning from Singapore.

In my opinion, JetStar's cabin services remain far more superior to AirAsia's. Their cabin crew are much more polite and helpful. Without being asked, they would unhesitatingly help the passengers with stowing away their bags in the overhead compartments, whereas AirAsia's cabin crew would invariably just stand and watch the passengers struggle on their own. Big plus point for Jetstar.

That's one of my two main reasons that sets the two airlines apart. The other reason?

Jetstar uses the aerobridge at the Penang International Airport while AirAsia forces their passengers to walk up and down some flights of stairs just to get into their aircraft. It precludes and discriminates the elderly from flying their airline. This was actually my primary concern last year when I brought my aunt and my in-laws to Singapore for a holiday. Choosing Jetstar over AirAsia became a no brainer.

It is a very stupid policy by AirAsia. It has been mentioned before by the media - for example, here and here - that the cost is only about 25 cents per passenger to use the aerobridge based on a full load of passengers. Apparently, AirAsia looks too stingy to fork out this amount, true to their low-cost business model, but in the process they inconvenience and alienate a significant segment of those who want to fly with them.

If I have a choice, I wouldn't use AirAsia and I know that I do have a choice on the Penang-Singapore sector.


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Anti-Inflammatory Herbs that Crush Pain

Posted: 16 Jan 2013 10:30 PM PST


This article by Jesse Cannone was first posted HERE.

Anti-inflammatory herbs are much like a gift within a gift.

Not only are these herbs a versatile and delicious way to liven up your meals…

They're one of nature's most potent weapons to stop and prevent pain.

In this article, I'd like to introduce to six most powerful anti-inflammatory herbs that are some of mother nature's safest and most effective pain relievers.

And the best part?

These herbs make delicious ingredients for cooking and drinks you can enjoy while healing:

#1: Chamomile

Remember the classic children's tale, Peter Rabbit?

Peter's mother gave him chamomile tea when he was feeling ill. Turns out she knew what she was doing and it's worth your while to drink chamomile tea, too!

Scientific studies demonstrate chamomile is an excellent anti-inflammatory…

Well-known to help with stomach aches, but helpful with pain elsewhere too.

It's also a very calming herb, so if you experience stress it can help you relax.

#2: Fenugreek

Fenugreek (which in Latin means "green hay") is another excellent anti-inflammatory.

Studies have even shown it can reduce high triglyceride blood levels! Some say its taste is similar to maple syrup.

The greens and sprouts are a tasty addition to a salad and the seeds provide excellent seasoning to a variety of meats, stews, and sauces.

It's a common addition to Indian cooking (and you can typically find it in Indian and ethnic markets.)

#3: Ginger

Ginger is a welcome and extremely versatile ingredient in many foods, from meats and veggies to drinks and desserts.

In fact, ginger's anti-inflammatory properties have been known and appreciated for centuries.

It's traditionally been used as an excellent herb for migraines and stomach pains.

By the way, ginger tea can be a big help if you experience heartburn, and it's even been shown to be very helpful with those experiencing morning sickness!

CLICK HERE for more.

Bila "Anjing Tersepit" Dilepaskan: KJ Tak Mengaku Tarik Balik Kenyataan

Posted: 17 Jan 2013 12:34 AM PST

Meskipun laporan media menyebut Ketua Pembangkang, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim dan Ketua Pemuda Umno, Khairy Jamaluddin telah mencapai penyelesaian kes fitnah RM100 juta semalam, 'perang' membabitkan kedua-dua mereka berterusan di dunia siber.

Kedua-dua Anwar dan Khairy berbalas mesej menerusi Twitter semalam bagi mengatakan kenyataan dan pendirian masing-masing.

Susulan kepada kenyataan pagi semalam, Anwar sekali lagi menegaskan Khairy telah menerima balik kenyataan berbaur fitnah, yang didakwa dibuat lima tahun yang lalu.

"Khairy tarik (balik) fitnah; saya tak teruskan saman," kata Anwar menjawab soalan beberapa pengikutnya yang bertanya apa sebenarnya berlaku ekoran kenyataan yang berbeza.

Tengah hari semalam, Anwar yang juga Ketua Umum PKR berkata, "sila baca kenyataan penyelesaian, bukan Utusan; secara efektif, ia satu tindakan menarik balik (kenyataan)."

Blog Anwar malam tadi menyebut, berikutan kenyataan-kenyataan yang dibuat oleh Khairy bertentangan dengan keputusan dicapai di mahkamah, satu sidang media akan diadakan pagi ini di ibu pejabat PKR.

Sidang media yang dijangka diadakan oleh Timbalan Presiden PKR, Azmin Ali antara lain menyentuh kes saman fitnah yang difailkan oleh Anwar dan penyelesaian direkodkan oleh mahkamah semalam.

Dalam pada itu, bekas koordinator media Anwar pula menulis menerusi Twitter, "@Khairykj Tipu. Anwar tidak tarik saman. Ia satu penyelesaian. Terima penyelesaian bukti anda yang tarik balik kenyataan."

Khairy dalam mesejnya menyebut bahawa "beliau saman saya. Beliau menarik balik kes."

Laporan media menyebut kes saman fitnah RM100 juta yang difail Anwar terhadap Khairy pada September 2007 diselesaikan selepas kedua-dua pihak mencapai persetujuan.

Penyelesaian itu direkod Hakim Mahkamah Tinggi, Datuk Su Geok Yiam semasa kes disebut di hadapan beliau.

Peguam Gobind Singh Deo, yang mewakili Anwar memberitahu mahkamah kes itu diselesai memandangkan defendan (Khairy) bersedia untuk mengatakan beliau tidak mengeluarkan perkataan yang menyinggung perasaan.

"Tiada perintah untuk kos," katanya.

Hakim Su turut berterima kasih kepada kedua-dua pihak kerana menjimatkan masa mahkamah. -SH

Anwar dalam samannya mendakwa Khairy, yang ketika itu Timbalan Ketua Pemuda Umno, mengeluarkan kenyataan fitnah terhadapnya pada satu majlis politik di Kuala Kangsar pada Ogos 2007, yang disiar media cetak dan elektronik pada 3 Ogos tahun sama.

Ulasan GB

Ibarat anjing tersepit yang dilepaskan. Kalau dah mengaku kenyataannya itu palsu dan tidak tepat, bererti sudah enggan untuk masuk ke gelanggang, bererti, sudah KO terlebih awal. Selepas itu tuduh pihak lawan yang enggan bertempur. Bangang!

Marina Mahathir:Time we learn bridge building

Posted: 16 Jan 2013 08:15 PM PST

Time we learn bridge building Musings By Marina Mahathir

 

In the past when mutual suspicion and mistrust increased between Malaysians of different faiths, very little has been done to build the bridge of trust and friendship we badly need.

I WATCHED an extraordinary video the other day.

In it, the imam of the Omar Makram mosque in Cairo, Egypt went with a delegation of 1,000 from his congregation to attend a Christmas service at the Qasr Al-Dubarah Church, also in Cairo.

Invited to speak, the imam sounded a clarion call for tolerance, respect, dignity, humanity and unity amidst difference and tumult.

He also stated that Christians and Muslims must be united against any foreign and internal plots at increasing sectarianism or imposing imperialist / colonialist designs on the Egyptian nation.

When I reposted this video on Facebook, people responded with delighted surprise, both Muslims and those of other faiths.

Obviously we are all hungry for positive actions and messages like this.

A group called MyJihad that aims to reclaim the word 'jihad' to mean a personal journey and goal to do something good first posted the video.

At the end of it, MyJihad stated that their jihad was to build bridges between faiths.

It struck me that in the past few years when mutual suspicion and mistrust has increased between Malaysians of different faiths, very little has been done to build bridges and create peace.

Everyone, especially politicians and religious officials with a political bent seem keener on burning bridges instead.

Each day another hurtful word is said, another suspicion aroused, another seed of mistrust sowed.

It is only because ordinary Malaysians are far more sensible than their leaders that there has been so little violence unlike say, in places like Pakistan.

For that we have to be thankful.

Yet, it doesn't take much if one were so determined to build up the seeds into a many-branched tree of hatred.

Not only are bridges being set alight between faiths but also within faiths.

Those of us who want to be more respectful, conciliatory and generous are told that we are at risk of losing our faith.

Yet in this video, here was an imam, educated in the venerable institution of AlAzhar, who walks into a mosque, embraces his Christian brothers and states that it's his Islamic duty to be kind and neighbourly to them.

He stresses that what Egypt needs now more than ever is unity between all her people, regardless of faith or creed, because they have so much to do the right the wrongs of the past, and repair the damage done by years of misrule.

It struck me that unity is also what Malaysians need: all of us, not just some.

Once upon a time we stood firm against attempts by colonialists to divide and rule us.

Starting now, we must do so again.

We must therefore find ways to reach out to each other in peace.

I know a lot of people have great ideas on how to do this, especially on neighbourly and community levels which is where it is most needed.

But the idea that struck me most while watching this video is one that seems most obvious.

Just as we have twinning of cities in Malaysia with cities around the world, why can't we have twinned places of worship?

Why can't a mosque and a church pair up and do things together?

For example, they could, like the imam of Omar Makram mosque and the pastor of the church, visit each other especially during special occasions.

At other times, they could do gotong-royong at each other's premises or have family days.

In this way, the congregation of the mosque and the church can build a relationship with each other to not only understand each other better but also in building that bridge of trust and friendship we so badly need.

Read all here at Marina Mahathir:Time we learn bridge building in the StarOnline


[MELETUP] Surat Nikah Fathul Bari Di Selatan Thailand Tersebar

Posted: 16 Jan 2013 09:30 PM PST


Fathul Bari Berkahwin Gadis Filipina?

Harap sangat ulama muda Umno yang lantang dan berani serta sesekali melahirkan pandangan kontroversi mengenai Islam ini menjelaskan berhubung penyebaran surat pengesahan perkahwinan beliau dengan gadis Filipina bernama Maria Joy Erlado.

Menurut fotostat surat pengesahan itu yang dikirimkan kepada saya malam ini oleh seorang penjenguk, perkahwinan Fathul Bari dengan Maria Joy Erlado itu berlangsung di pejabat The Islamic Committe of Songkhla Thailand pada 29 Mei 2012.

Surat pengesahan itu tertuju kepada Konsul Jeneral Malaysia sebagai pemakluman rasmi berhubungan pernikahan itu.

Menurut surat pemakluman itu yang menjadi jurunikah ialah Naib Kadhi Syarie Wilayah Songkhla Abdul Wahab Senawan.

Pernikahan itu kemudian disahkan oleh Mahkamah Syariah Terengganu. Turut diemilkan kepada saya salinan fotostat bahagian pertama satu writ mahkamah - permohonan perkahwinan orang bernama Fathul Bari bin Mat Jahya (pemohon) dengan Maria Joy Erlado (responden).

Permohonan saman itu didengar di hadapan hakim Ismail Yahya yang bersidang sebagai Hakim.

Tiada apa yang perlu disembunyikan perkara yang baik ini. Dan Fathul Bari yang dilihat seorang ulama muda yang berani, berterus terang perlu tampil ke hadapan menjelaskan perkara ini. Adalah cantik kalau beliau mengadakan majlis walimatus urus secara terbuka, kalau boleh di PWTC.

Kalau perkara ini benar saya bagi pihak penjengok blog Merah Tinta mengucapkan selamat pangantin baru kepada kedua pasangan tersebut. - mso [wm.kl.1:41 am 17/01/2013]

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