Friday, February 15, 2013

What drives MTEM to pin down Petronas CEO?

What drives MTEM to pin down Petronas CEO?


What drives MTEM to pin down Petronas CEO?

Posted: 15 Feb 2013 08:52 AM PST

Wrong timing and unjustified!

The calls made by United Malay Economic Action Council (MTEM) for Shamsul Azhar Abbas (pic) resigns as president of Petronas begins to smell fish, especially when the nation is preparing for the 13th general elections.

Shamsul, appointed by Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak two years ago has been blamed for not opening up the oil conglomerate to more Bumiputera participation, an allegation he already denied many times.

MTEM, led by chairman Syed Ali Alatas had a 2-hour discussion with Petronas' top level management on Wednesday and the company promised to 'look into the matter'. Syed Ali said, the demand stays.

On February 2, MTEM, an umbrella body of 63 Malay business groups, had called on Shamsul to quit the state oil company's board before Election 2013, claiming Petronas had failed to protect Bumiputera interests and instead given priority to foreign firms.
It further accused the Petronas chairman of sidelining Bumiputera companies, including those that were qualified, when it dished out contracts for its projects.
The council alleged that Petronas's cash flow had dwindled to RM162.2 billion, a drop of RM2.1 billion, and that profit after tax showed a downward trend that included closing down operations in Sudan.
MTEM expressed concern that Malaysia's only Fortune 500 company would be gambling its valuation risk worth RM300 billion over the next five years.
Syed Ali said today the council would submit tomorrow (Friday) a letter demanding confirmation that Petronas would respect the negotiations made in yesterday's meeting.
"Its just a formality. I don't think there would be any problems for Petronas to reply within a week," he said.
MTEM chief executive Mohd Nizam Mahshar speaking at the same press conference said the council is now in the process of gathering feedbacks before it tables the issues in a meeting with Petronas at a date yet to be determined...
Nizam himself was a bit considerate by saying MTEM will get evidence, data and feedback about all allegation made against Petronas and its president.

Until all tangible evidence and data are collected, such a call remains to be a subject of prejudice and unjustified.

However, Syed Ali remained uncompromising, and this has raised question as to whether he carried someone's instruction to scrutinise Shamsul and Petronas at a time when Barisan Nasional's strategy for the general elections, among others is to woo more Malay/Bumiputera votes and support.

What actually drives him, is only a guessing game but the timing is not very collaborative. I am not saying its wrong to dig out discrepancies and irregularities at our GLCs or government agencies but we should well look into its impact of the upcoming national poll on Barisan Nasional.

In fact MTEM gets more louder of late in making such a demand.

Does Syed Ali realise that there are other GLC and government agencies that sidelined Bumiputera entrepreneurs. Even a ministry under a non-Umno minister awarded less than 10 per cent of its projects to Bumiputeras.

But why didn't MTEM or Syed Ali make any noise about it?

Blind But Not Battered

Posted: 15 Feb 2013 08:00 AM PST

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[Edisi Menyayat Hati] Anak Diperkosa Depan Ibu

Posted: 15 Feb 2013 10:31 AM PST


Batu Pahat: "Kami diseret 10 meter ke ladang sawit di belakang rumah sebelum anak perempuan bongsu saya dirogol seorang daripada penjenayah berkenaan," kata seorang wanita dikenali sebagai Mah berusia 50-an di sini, semalam.

Dalam kejadian jam 3.30 pagi itu, dua beranak itu turut dirompak dua penjenayah yang menceroboh rumah mereka di sebuah kampung di daerah ini.

Menceritakan kejadian itu, Mah berkata, mereka sedang tidur di ruang tamu rumah pusaka keluarga sebelum dikejutkan dengan kehadiran dua lelaki yang menutup muka dengan kain.

"Penjenayah yang bersenjatakan parang dan pisau itu memaksa kami mengambil barangan berharga selain berdiam diri jika tidak mahu leher dikelar.

"Mereka mengugut anak perempuan supaya menyerahkan wang dan barangan berharga atau disembelih sebelum anak menyerahkan wang simpanannya RM200," katanya ketika.

Tidak cukup dengan itu, mereka diseret ke ladang sawit sebelum tangan diikat dan mulut disumbat dengan gumpalan selimut.

Menurutnya, dia dan anak perempuannya berusia 20-an dipisahkan empat meter sbebelum anaknya dirogol oleh seorang daripada penjenayah berkenaan.

"Tidak lama kemudian, penjenayah itu masuk semula ke rumah untuk mencari barang berharga lain.

"Selepas berjaya membuka ikatan, saya bergegas mendapatkan anak sebelum melarikan diri ke rumah jiran," katanya.

Katanya, berikutan kejadian itu, anaknya dirawat di Hospital Sultanah Nora Ismail (HSNI) di sini, trauma dan tidak henti menangis.

Sementara itu, Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (ADUN) Parit Raja Datuk Ab Aziz Kaprawi yang turut melawat mangsa bersedia memberi bantuan bila-bila masa. -hm

[EDISI "COVER LINE"] Siapa Yang Nak Bunuh Najib & Psy?

Posted: 15 Feb 2013 07:07 AM PST


Hahahaha....Nyawa PM dan Psy diancam? PULAU PINANG: Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang Lim Guan Eng hari ini menuntut bukti daripada pengerusi BN Pulau Pinang Teng Chang Yeow yang mendakwa ada ancaman nyawa terhadap Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Razak dan terhadap penyanyi Korea Selatan, Psy ketika sambutan Tahun Baru Cina di negeri tersebut Isnin lalu.

"Keselamatan Perdana Menteri adalah sangat penting. Siapa yang mengancam beliau? Sebagai Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang, saya tidak dimaklumkan mengenai perkara tersebut," kata Lim yang dipetik Malaysiakini.

"Bahkan ketua polis Pulau Pinang Abdul Rahim Hanafi juga tidak memaklumkan perkara ini pada saya.

Jelasnya, Teng cakap tak berakal, dan tidak berkata benar semasa berkata nyawa pemimpin BN dalam bahaya," tambahnya lagi.

Dalam menghadapi dua malu besar terhadap Najib ketika sambutan Tahun Baru Cina di Pulau Pinang iaitu peristiwa 'No' dan dibiarkan menunggu Psy yang tidak muncul-muncul untuk menggaul 'Yee Sang', semalam Teng menggemparkan semua pihak apabila mendakwa terdapat ancaman nyawa terhadap Psy.

"Terdapat ancaman terhadap nyawa Psy, jadi polis terpaksa bertindak untuk memastikan kawasan tersebut selamat kerana khemahnya jauh sedikit daripada pentas, itu sebabnya kita suruh Perdana Menteri untuk turun dari pentas," kata Teng yang dipetik The Malaysian Insider.

Teng menjelaskan demikian selepas kemunculan klip video yang menunjukkan Najib dan para pembesar BN dibiarkan tunggu untuk kemunculan Psy untuk menggaul Yee Sang walaupun dijemput berkali-kali oleh pengacara majlis.

Namun, Psy tidak muncul menyebabkan semua yang ada di pentas terkial-kial.

Selepas itu, Najib pula menjadi pengacara majlis untuk menjemput Psy untuk melakukan persembahannya.

Ketika itulah, Najib dimalukan sekali lagi apabila rakyat Pulau Pinang berkata 'No' kepada soalannya 'Are you ready for BN?' yang ditanya tiga kali berturut-turut.

Jika betul ada ancaman nyawa terhadap Najib dan Psy, mengapa Teng tidak menjelaskan mengapa Psy dibenarkan untuk mempersembahkan dua kali lagu popularnya Oppa Gangnam Style selepas ancaman di terima dan Najib pula dibiarkan menjadi pengacara majlis selepas acara menggaul yee sang.

Manakala jawapan polis pula berterabur.

Ketua Jabatan Siasatan Jenayah SAC Mazlan Kesah semalam berkata beliau tidak mendapat maklumat mengenai ancaman terhadap Psy atau sesiapa, manakala Ketua Polis Pulau Pinang Abdul Rahim mengesahkan ada ancaman terhadap Psy.

Bagaimanapun, tiada yang menjelaskan bagaimana Psy boleh pergi makan malam di sebuah restoran Korea di Tanjung Bungah sebelum meninggalkan negara pada 2 pagi hari Selasa.

"Dalam klip video tersebut, semua – termasuk Perdana Menteri tidak kelihatan seperti diancam. Juga tiada polis kelihatan sekitar pentas. Psy dibenarkan buat persembahan dan kemudian makan malam. Ini berita besar, nyawa Perdana Menteri dan Psy diancam.Mengapa tidak disebut sehingga sekarang?" tanya Lim Guan Eng. -HD

Ulasan GB

Disangkanya rakyat begitu bodoh untuk mempercayai ada cubaan untuk membunuh Najib dan Psy.

Sau penipuan tahap gila babi semata-mata untuk menutup malu apabila Najib dan BN diaibkan semasa kehadiran Psy di Penang.

Anehnya polis tumpang semangkok dengan mengesahkan kononnya ada cubaan untuk membunuh Najib dan Psy. Jika benar, seperti kata Guan Eng, buktikan segera dakwaan itu. Jika tidak, maka tunggulah hukum kebenaran dan keadilan yang universal itu mengambil tempatnya... MCA dan pihak polis pasti menerima hukuman ilmu pasti itu kerana menipu rakyat.

Leaking of Hindraf-Pakatan discussions is sinister by P Waytha Moorthy

Posted: 15 Feb 2013 03:45 AM PST

COMMENT I refer to Terrence Netto's comment piece in Malaysiakini, dated Feb 14, 2013.

In making this clarification, I am cautious and take cognisance of the high level of confidential discussions that took place initially between PKR on Nov 1, 2013, and the subsequent meetings with the top Pakatan Rakyat leaders that are still continuing. However, we are disappointed that those confidential discussions could be leaked and we believe there is a sinister motive behind this by irresponsible parties to break any possible co-operation between Hindraf and Pakatan.

On behalf of Hindraf, I made the proposal for Hindraf to contest against all MIC-held seats as part of our contribution to bringing about political and social change in Malaysia. This proposal was made from the very beginning of our meeting with Anwar Ibrahim.  We made it clear to him that this request for strategic partnership was made to cater to the voice of the poor and underclass Indian Malaysians, whose voice has never been heard in Parliament. It was agreed between the parties that further talks should be held on this electoral pact.

In the last general election, Hindraf was instrumental in bringing about the following:

  1. Breaking the much acclaimed "fixed deposit" Indian votes and delivering that wholesale to the opposition candidates;
  2. Contributing to the loss of job of a prime minister who unprecedentedly had to leave office as a result of BN's loss of its two-thirds mandate in Parliament;
  3. Contributing to the unprecedented loss of the ruling government's two-thirds majority in Parliament; and
  4. Being instrumental in the opposition coalition gaining an extra five states.
Our proposal to contest in seven Parliament and 10 state seats was made after consultation with various parties and in this we have the mandate of the Indian underclass that we represent. Their voices need to be heard in the legislative bodies. Their rights and interests have to be taken into account in formulating the various policies in this country. It'll be the most bitterly fought election This 13th general election is going to be the most bitterly fought election in Malaysian history and it is important for Hindraf to be part of that history.

In proposing to contest seven parliamentary and 10 state seats, we made it clear that it was negotiable and that we would never ask for any seat currently held by incumbent Pakatan leaders. Our negotiations for seats were conditional upon Pakatan Rakyat endorsing the Hindraf blueprint. In the meeting with Pakatan leadership on Feb 6, we made it clear to the chair of the meeting that seat discussions were secondary and that our primary concern and goal were to get Pakatan to endorse our proposed blueprint.

However, we were willing to make any adjustment to the wordings, language or any matter in the blueprint that was of concern to the Pakatan leadership. On Feb 9, 2013, we declared openly, through media statements, that we were willing to mobilise thousands of Hindraf volunteers to campaign for Pakatan should Pakatan endorse the Hindraf blueprint. Our main concern is to bring the marginalised Indians into the mainstream of national development. We are probably in the last 30 days before the general election. Parliament may be dissolved anytime now.

Pakatan has to quickly make a decision as many grassroots Indians want to know its stand before making up their minds. Our nationwide roadshows are continuing and the Hindraf leaders in seven states are meeting thousands of people weekly. Malaysiakini


P WAYTHA MOORTHY is chairperson of the Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf).

One law on religious insults for Teoh, another for Ibrahim

Posted: 15 Feb 2013 03:41 AM PST

VOXPOP 'I am not condoning Patrick Teoh's statement on Facebook, but he certainly didn't ask for the Quran to be burnt.'

Police record Patrick Teoh's statement over FB rant

your sayOpah: Radio personality Patrick Teoh was ranting about the actions of the Kedah government rather than Islam per se. An innocent but naughty personality faces jail just because it's election time.


I Vote For ABU!: This is another fine example of 1Malaysia justice. I am not condoning Teoh's statement on Facebook, but he certainly didn't ask for the Quran to be burnt. Where's the action against those individuals who called for the Bible to be burnt?

Ubah lan: First, go punish Perkasa chief Ibrahim Ali for inciting religious hatred. If you can't, the police and the BN government have failed to uphold the same section of the law they are imposing on Teoh. Shameful creatures. It will reflect badly on your fellow Muslims too.

Anonymous #58458950: Worse things have been uttered and published in the press. Ibrahim himself can take credit for many of them. Why persecute a poor ex-radio deejay? Hang in there Teoh!

Argonist: Only more hatred will be pouring into the country's institutions by this blatant show of selective persecution. Anyone who believes in this government for a fair share of justice is not only deluding himself but is being culpable for the indignity of life for their children and future generations of Malaysians. Little Hantu: Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin, should stern measures be taken against Ibrahim for asking for the Bible to be burnt?

Gods Messenger: KJ must ask the police to rope in the Perkasa chief for all the racist and seditious words he had stated currently and in the past. Why must there be double standards? If you are a true Malaysian, do it and show that you are a fair parliamentarian.


Guna Otak Sikit: Well, this is 1Malaysia for you. Some actions, no matter how seditious, never warrant any action from the police. But some other actions will attract immediate attention. You just need to know which side is doing the talking. What a joke. Long live Ibrahim, you are really untouchable despite your provocative action in calling for the burning of the Bible.

Kgen: Apparently the law doesn't apply to Ibrahim.

Armageddon: Ibrahim called for the Bible to be burnt, but till now nothing has happened. We demand the same action against Ibrahim and we don't recall Ibrahim apologising for what he said.


Anonymous #13268827: Wait a minute, did the police say posting on the Facebook? Is it a global domain or Malaysian domain?

Jstom: The followers reflect the 'God' they believe in. Those who believe in corruption to enrich themselves, practice racialism, cronyism, cheating, bribery and all the evil under the sun cannot be the followers of the Almighty God the Supreme Being that true god-fearing people follow.

Artong Penang: According to Section 298A of the Penal Code, it was enacted to prevent citizens from causing disharmony, hatred or ill-will, etc, on grounds of race and religion. Why is it that this law is not applied on Ibrahim Ali and Perkasa, who have repeatedly incited racial and religious hatred? The answer is obvious.

Masu Otaku: Section 298A of the Penal Code is a perfect fit for Ibrahim and his Perkasa gangsters.


CQ Muar: Expect the rakyat to vote for BN? What kind of logic are we talking about and what do they take us for? So many scandals surrounding BN and its leaders, cronies and even the police, Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), etc, and yet no action is being taken against them. Now they try to nail my favourite DJ over a remark (for which he has apologised)? Vote for BN over my dead body.

Nil: Anyone remember the offending post? I doubt it was offending if seen in the then circumstances and not taken out of context. Sometimes, some profanity is necessary to get the message across and in any case, far milder than the call to the burn bibles or refer to fellow citizens as pendatangs.

Louis: If you can't put Ibrahim behind bars for a threat which is of the same nature, how can you do that to Teoh who had apologised the moment he realised his mistake? Ibrahim and Jati chief Hasan Ali are still free. Please do not practice double standards.

Lim Chong Leong: You can insult me but I cannot insult you. Is that Islamic?

The Mask: What about Ibrahim Ali asking for the burning of the Bible? What about Ibrahim Ali asking for the burning of the Bible? What about Ibrahim Ali asking for the burning of the Bible? What about Ibrahim Ali asking for the burning of the Bible? The rakyat is still waiting for action. Malaysiakini

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The rise of the e-cigarettes

Posted: 15 Feb 2013 03:37 AM PST

Smoking out tobacco: The rise of the e-cig

PARIS, Feb 12 — The camera zooms in on a stubble-bearded hunk dragging on a cigarette and blowing out a thick cloud of smoke with what seems to be great satisfaction.

It resembles the TV smoking ads of yesteryear, now banned in most of the world, yet this modern-day offering is approved for American television viewers.

"You know what the most amazing thing about this cigarette is? It isn't one," explains a narrator as the modern-day Marlboro Man fixes the viewer with a broody stare before returning the reusable smoke to a container that resembles the traditional pocket-sized cardboard pack.

The NJOY "cigarette" is electronic — its tip lights up with the help of an LED and what appears to be smoke is actually water vapour.

The actor is not smoking, but "vaping".

"Cigarettes, you have met your match," proclaims the ad for a product that claims to mimic "the look, feel and flavour of the real thing" — minus the tar, ash, smoke and most toxins.

NJOY is one of a flurry of e-cigs entering the market as tobacco prices skyrocket and smokers become ever more concerned about the toxins they inhale.

But the jury is still out on whether the gadgets are safe or not.

"Without question, e-cigarettes are safer than traditional tobacco cigarettes," said Joel Nitzkin, of the American Association of Public Health Physicians.

"They deliver nicotine, with only the tiniest traces of other toxic chemicals."

But there are concerns that these battery-driven alternatives, officially called electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), may pose health hazards we are not even aware of yet — just like cigarettes before their ill-effects became clear.

"The safety of ENDS has not been scientifically demonstrated," the World Health Organisation said in response to a query.

"The potential risks they pose for the health of users remain undetermined."

The UN's health organ said some testing "suggests the presence of other toxic chemicals, aside from nicotine", and "strongly advised" consumers not to use them.

E-cigs first emerged in China in 2003 as an alternative to tobacco, which kills nearly six million people each year.

Just like their predecessors in the 1950s and 60s, electronic cigarettes are being advertised with attractive women and rugged, virile men — hinting at a better, more popular you.

It's a strategy that seems to work.

A study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine (AJPM) last month said 80 percent of users questioned in the United States, Britain, Canada and Australia believed e-cigarettes to be less harmful than their tobacco counterparts.

NJOY chief executive Craig Weiss told AFP that industry predictions are for electronic cigarette sales, which have doubled in the United States every year since 2008, to reach $1 billion (about 750,000 euros) in 2013.

"Growth in the category has occurred as a result of the millions of smokers who are actively seeking an alternative to cigarettes," he said by email.

The company would not comment on the health aspects.

According to Nitzkin, the hazard posed by traditional tobacco cigarettes is about 100 times higher than today's smokeless tobacco alternatives.

"When burned, cigarettes create a tarry residue that sticks to the inside of the smallest bronchial tubes of the lungs and in the alveoli, where the body absorbs the oxygen and releases the carbon dioxide.

"This tarry residue stays in place 24 hours a day, seven days a week for the life of the smoker," he said — a side-effect that ENDS do not have.

Yet the European Respiratory Society said this month it could not classify e-cigs as a safe alternative to smoking, and stressed the principle that tobacco users "should not trade one carcinogenic product for another."

Last month, the UK's Advertising Standards Authority banned an ad for an e-cigarette, Nicolites, saying: "claims that the product was not harmful had not been substantiated".

Some researchers have also expressed concerns that non-smokers may get hooked on nicotine through e-cigarette use, or that the gadget would keep people addicted to nicotine who might otherwise have quit.

Nicotine can be harmful to children, pregnant women and adults with heart disease.

A recent study among 3,400 high school pupils in France showed that 12 per cent of 15-to-16-year-olds who claimed never to have smoked before had experimented with ENDS, and 19 per cent of 17-year-olds.

"As a doctor, I cannot recommend the electronic cigarette," lung specialist Bertrand Dautzenberg told AFP recently at the Pitie-Salpetriere hospital in Paris.

"But I would not interfere with a smoker who wants to take it up. With a cigarette, there is a 50 perc ent chance of killing oneself. With the electronic cigarette, we aren't too sure yet, but it is probably less," he said. — AFP-Relaxnews


I Doth Protest!!!!

Posted: 15 Feb 2013 02:14 AM PST

I confess I am biased. About my dog. :-)

I believe my beloved Tiger (West Highland Terrier) is one of the smartest, cutest, lovable dogs in the world. :-)

Take a look at Tiger looking at me when I was driving...He is the most manja dog I know!!!


The day after my accident, Tiger refused to eat. He just sat beside me, looking so worried.


This was Tiger's reaction when he first met my older boy last week.



Seriously, I believe Tiger is very smart. One of my friends who visited me a fortnight ago, showed disdain at my doorstep. Then I asked her, "Do you like dogs?"

With much aplomp, she declared, "I do  NOT like dogs at all."

My Tiger does not bark at visitors but once he heard that person declare her dislike for dogs, Tiger barked at her on the three occasions when she visited us - the first time she popped by after we adopted Tiger, once to deliver CNY goodies and another time on the third day of CNY.

Just a few nights ago, I was enjoying my dark chocolate bar and reading a book in the kitchen. Suddenly, Tiger jumped on his chair, leapt on the dining table (something he is NOT allowed to do) and came close. I thought he was going to lick my face but he was actually trying to sniff and guess what I was eating! I called my husband, "Daddy!!! Come and see what Tiger is doing!"

At my cry, he stiffened as his ears cocked up and he turned his head towards the stairs as though to see if my husband would come downstairs. When he heard the bedroom door creak, he quickly sat down on the dining table and did not bat an eyelid!

By the time my husband entered the kitchen, Tiger acted nonchalantly as though he had been up to no mischief and had been behaving himself! Then he sat down in his roast piglet position and acted so innocently. :-)

This morning, I surfed the net to discover the ranking of West Highland terriers.

Sadly, it is not listed as amongst the top ten most intelligent dogs...I doth protest!!!!

The smartest dog is the Border Collie whereas the Afghan Hound is supposedly the dumbest (#100) according to this site.

This site says more about West Highland Terriers (Westies)


Lifespan: 9-17 years

General Physical Description

West Highland White Terriers are one of the most attractive of the Terrier breeds. They have always been an all-white breed. This breed has a very sharp, intelligent look.  Westies have a topcoat and a thick undercoat.  Westies have erect ears, short legs, and a chunky body. They have a domed skull with dark, widely spread apart eyes.

Weight/Height Range

Height at Withers: Male 10-11";  Female 9-10".     Weight: 14 to 22 pounds.

Ears and tail

The pointed erect ears are natural, not altered. The short tail is natural, not docked.

Origin of Country

Scotland

General Character and Temperament

West Highland White Terriers are among the most charming, loyal, affectionate, and intelligent dogs of the terrier family. They are a small breed, seldom growing to over 22 lbs. Our Westies range from 14-21 pounds.  Westies are extremely active and playful, with puppy-like characteristics carried over into maturity. They will announce all visitors with a bark, but seldom become vicious. Westies are quite sociable, and the most cheerful of Scotland's terriers, having a pronounced optimistic outlook on life. They have the endurance of a much larger dog and owners need not pamper them or carry them home from a long walk. Originally bred for chasing down vermin, Westies make excellent companion dogs. They love their power hugs, but never sit still for long. Their bright and inquisitive nature is a delight to behold.  The Westie is outgoing and friendly.

Sociability

Somewhat pugnacious around strange dogs and small animals, the Westie is generally sociable with friendly dogs and family cats, but this little dog with the big attitude isn't likely to be intimidated by the barking of the neighbor's Great Dane.  A Westie will not back down from any dog. Socialization should begin early as a pup.

Grooming

A Westie's hard dry coat requires grooming on a regular basis and most look forward to the attention of brushing, and haircuts. Westie skin tends to be drier than that of most dogs, which is why they have very little doggy odor.  Westies are white as their name indicates. Wheaten color along the dorsal stripe in early puppyhood usually disappears with maturity and some darker hair on the muzzle and around the eyes is not uncommon. The breed standard calls for a double coat with wiry straight outer coat and a soft undercoat. Introduce your puppy to grooming as early as possible and follow the standard for Westie grooming for best results.  Hand stripping is usually done for show dogs.  We do not clipper groom our Westies because  it causes the coat to become softer and sometimes wavy as the top hair grows out.  We use a Mars Coat King which we have found over the years to be a great way to groom your Westie...

Westies shed very little!  Some say they are non-shedding. If you compare them to a Lab, that is true.  The truth is, they do shed a little! If you brush out your Westie daily (3 minutes) you will have very little shedding.

These wonderful characteristics make Westies the ideal pet.

I agree wholeheartedly!!!

Here's Tiger in one of his pensive moments:






[BERGAMBAR] Ramai Dicekup Di Ops Hari kekasih

Posted: 15 Feb 2013 04:30 AM PST


Datuk kena cekup separuh bogel

KUALA LUMPUR - "Jangan ambil wang itu, takut hilang. Saya sudah kumpul lama untuk beli rumah," kata seorang lelaki selepas pihak Jabatan Agama Islam Wilayah Persekutuan (Jawi) menemui wang RM15,000 ketika pemeriksaan dilakukan di bilik sebuah hotel, di sini, semalam.

Lelaki berusia 20 tahun itu ditahan bersama pasangannya, seorang remaja berusia 16 tahun antara 10 pasangan yang ditahan sempena pada malam sambutan Hari Kekasih.

Ketika disoal penguat kuasa, lelaki dari Kuala Lumpur itu berkali-kali memberitahu wang itu adalah untuk membayar pendahuluan pembelian rumah yang disimpan hasil perniagaan yang diusahakan.

Sementara itu, sepasang pelajar berusia 17 tahun yang cuba menipu pihak berkuasa kononnya mereka adik-beradik, ditahan kerana disyaki berkhalwat, di bilik sebuah hotel.

Apabila diberitahu pegawai penguat kuasa bahawa kes mereka akan dimaklumkan kepada ibu bapa mereka, mereka menangis dan minta dilepaskan.

Datuk dicekup dengan janda

Dalam operasi sama juga, seorang ahli perniagaan berpangkat datuk ditahan bersama seorang janda di sebuah bilik di hotel bajet di Jalan Tiong Nam, awal pagi semalam.

Datuk yang berumur 60 tahun berada dalam bilik bersama wanita berusia 29 tahun apabila pihak penguat kuasa mengetuk pintu bilik.

Setelah pintu dibuka selepas diketuk kira-kira 15 minit, datuk itu didapati dalam keadaan separuh bogel, sementara wanita itu berkemban.

Janda itu difahamkan memberitahu pihak penguat kuasa bahawa dia susah dan sedar apa yang dilakukan adalah satu kesalahan.

Datuk itu pula mengaku tiada pertalian sah dengan wanita berkenaan.

Pihak penguat kuasa juga menahan seorang wanita hamil lapan bulan dan seorang lelaki yang disyaki berkhalwat.

Jawi menyifatkan jumlah tangkapan khalwat yang rendah pada malam sambutan Hari Kekasih semalam membuktikan umat Islam di negara mempunyai kesedaran untuk tidak terlibat dalam gejala kemaksiatan.

Pegawai Penguat Kuasa Kanan Perhubungan Awam Jawi, Tuan Asmawi Tuan Umar berkata, operasi di lapan hotel murah sekitar Kuala Lumpur dan Tasik Titiwangsa mencatatkan penahanan paling sedikit, iaitu sebanyak 10 pasangan.

"Tangkapan ini adalah melalui operasi pihak kami secara berterusan di kawasan Kuala Lumpur.

"Ini tangkapan paling kecil bilangannya dan ia menunjukkan penurunan daripada tangkapan pada tahun sebelumnya," katanya di pejabat Jawi, semalam.

Menurutnya, pasangan yang ditahan berusia 13 hingga 50 tahun itu turut menerima tiga surat perintah hadir di bawah Akta Kesalahan Jenayah Syariah 1997 yang membawa hukuman denda dan penjara jika sabit kesalahan.

Penguat kuasa Jawi memeriksa dokumen mereka yang ditahan ketika serbuan di sebuah hotel di Jalan Tiong Nam, semalam.

Antara pasangan yang ditangkap khalwat di hotel bajet di Jalan Tiong Nam, awal pagi semalam.

Wanita hamil lapan bulan antara yang ditahan.

Wang RM 15,000 yang ditemui dalam beg milik seorang pemuda.



Bermadu kasih bersama teman lelaki, ibu sanggup tinggal anak



JOHOR BAHRU - Seorang ibu tunggal sanggup meninggalkan dua anaknya berusia enam dan 14 tahun semata-mata untuk meraikan Hari Kekasih bersama teman lelakinya di sebuah hotel murah di Taman Ungku Tun Aminah, di sini.

Lebih memeranjatkan, wanita berusia 40an dan lelaki berusia 33 tahun itu yang tinggal dalam kampung sama di Pontian mengaku datang ke hotel terbabit untuk memadu kasih bersama kekasihnya yang mempunyai tiga anak dan sudah beristeri.

Pasangan itu antara 36 individu yang ditahan dalam Ops Mawar Merah yang dijalankan Bahagian Penguatkuasaan Jabatan Agama Islam Johor (Jaij).

Timbalan Pengarah Operasi Jaij, Ramly Jusoh berkata, operasi bermula jam 9 malam hingga 3 pagi itu membabitkan hotel sekitar Danga Bay, Taman Perling, Bukit Indah, Nusa Bestari, Taman Tan Sri Yaakob dan Taman Ungku Tun Aminah.

Menurutnya, operasi yang membabitkan sepasukan 13 pegawai dan anggota Jaij itu memeriksa kira-kira 19 hotel murah bagi mengekang umat Islam di negeri ini menyambut sambutan Hari Kekasih.

"Daripada 36 yang ditahan, tiga daripadanya bukan beragama Islam dan berasal daripada Singapura dan Filipina.

Mereka yang ditahan berumur 18 hingga 45 tahun.

"Pemeriksaan hari ini pada sebelah pagi menahan 14 orang. Kita akan meneruskan operasi ini hingga malam ini bagi mengesan pasangan bukan muhrim yang meraikan sambutan ini," katanya di sini, semalam.

Ramly berkata, pasangan yang ditahan dibawa ke Jaij untuk diambil keterangan dan kesemuanya disiasat mengikut Seksyen 27 Enakmen Kesalahan Jenayah Syariah Johor 1997 yang memperuntukkan hukuman denda RM3,000 atau penjara dua tahun jika sabit kesalahan
-SH


Ops Jejak Kekasih berjaya tahan 10 pasangan sambut Hari Valentine


Pasangan yang ditahan di sekitar negeri ini pagi semalam dibawa ke pejabat Jaipp di Butterworth

BUTTERWORTH - Seorang ibu tunggal beranak satu merupakan seorang daripada 40 yang ditahan dalam Ops Jejak Kekasih pada sambutan Hari Valentine, pagi semalam.

Dalam operasi cegah maksiat yang dijalankan Jabatan Agama Islam Pulau Pinang (JAIPP) itu, wanita yang bekerja sebagai penyanyi kelab malam itu ditahan di sebuah 'service apartment' bersama pasangannya di Gelugor.

Ketua Unit Operasi Penguatkuasaan JAIPP, Khairul Azman Azizan berkata, kesemuanya ditahan di bawah Seksyen 27 Enakmen Kesalahan Jenayah Syariah Pulau Pinang 1996.

Menurutnya, jika sabit kesalahan mereka boleh didenda RM3,000 atau penjara dua tahun ataupun kedua-duanya.

Kesemuanya yang berusia lingkungan 19 sehingga 52 tahun itu ditahan dalam operasi yang bermula pukul 11.30 malam sehingga 6 pagi di sekitar Jalan Lingkaran Luar Butterworth (BORR), pantai Queensbay dan motel murah sekitar Tanjung Bungah serta Gelugor.

"Kebanyakan pasangan menggunakan alasan yang sama iaitu mereka tidak buat apa-apa manakala ada yang telah bertunang dan bakal menikah tidak lama lagi.

"Ada juga yang menangis walaupun kami masih belum menangkap mereka dan hanya menjalankan soal siasat untuk mengenal pasti identiti mereka yang ditahan.

"Kesemuanya dibawa ke pejabat agama di sini untuk disoal siasat dan dibebaskan dengan jaminan oleh ahli keluarga masing-masing serta akan didakwa di Mahkamah Syariah," katanya.

Dalam pada itu, seorang lelaki tempatan berusia 52 tahun turut ditahan bersama pasangannya yang bukan Muslim.

"Hasil pemeriksaan mendapati, lelaki tersebut seorang ahli perniagaan dan merupakan orang tempatan manakala anak isterinya bermastautin di Kuala Lumpur.

Beliau berkata, serbuan telah dijalankan di lima buah lokasi dengan 15 pegawai penguat kuasa dan dibantu Unit Cawangan Khas Angkatan Tentera Malaysia (ATM).

"Kebanyakan yang ditahan merupakan orang tempatan dan ada juga yang berasal dari Kedah, Selangor dan Kelantan, malah kami menyasarkan kawasan serbuan merangkumi hotel bajet dan motel.

"Tahun ini, jumlah tangkapan berkurangan dan kami tidak menolak kemungkinan yang mereka memilih tempat lain untuk bermalam.

"Saluran maklumat daripada orang ramai diperlukan bagi membantu mencegah maksiat secara efektif," katanya
-SH

Just Being Practical..

Posted: 15 Feb 2013 03:54 AM PST

Under the present serious 'pollution' faced by BN, there are ways we can get to woo priceless votes.
In my opinion, one effective way is to make sure that if the majority of voters for the particular area comprises of eg Malays, then a Malay BN candidate should stand for elections in the PRU 13.

We Malays are the main voters nation wide.
Taking advantage of the sentiments of the voters of the area must not be disregarded.

Imagine the stress when during religious programmes in masjids and suraus, the YB is a non Muslim.
Ajak tak kena tak ajak kata tak ikut law.
The emotional pressure on Malay voters are generally not uttered but they know they have to look like fools to exhibit their obedience to the party leadership.
"What to do, no choice"..

MCA and MIC and other BN partners must acknowledge that the Malay votes are more than theirs.
They must not harp and squabble over more seats...in fact they must give up some to save the coalition from losing precious Malay votes.
The issue now is to make tremendous sacrifices.

Where the voters are mainly non Muslims, then BN should give the seats to the component parties concerned.
Majority of Indian voters, by all means..choose an Indian candidate.

This method is not about being racist.
It's about not forcing voters to choose half heartedly, a candidate whose religious beliefs can clash with the needs and best interests of the race of the voters in the area.

Look at Kelantan..the majority of voters are Malays.
PAS complies with the psychological needs of its dominant voters.
They make available only Malay candidates to stand for elections.

PR will never dare put a non Muslim Malay there.
That'll be suicidal.

Though BN have component parties to please,I suggest that to capture the bulk of Malay voters to gravitate to BN, is to field Malay candidates in identified areas where the percentage of  Malay voters are higher comparatively.

The component parties must now show their undivided loyalty and appreciation to BN and ensure BN wins a stunningly strong 2/3 victory in the PRU 13.
Jealousy, anger and greed must be cast aside.

I know it's a bitter and difficult medicine to swallow..
Power sharing means having to give and take...in this case, BN partners got to start giving..
They have to make some vital adjustments with regards to their agreement for this PRU 13. 

BN's component parties must vacuum hot goreng pisang Malay votes to help BN win.
It's a first time and a crazy idea but it is not a crime to try.
Yes it does sound obnoxious..but why not?

As for DSRM with the bomoh issue, I can only say that if it's true or not, it doesn't matter.
Datin Seri loves her husband..most wives do.
If she needs a bomoh to tame his wild ways or block other ruthless women from stealing her handsome husband's affections, it is a show of love.

To say it's sinful or otherwise, that is between her and Allah SWT.
Many women go to the bomohs to keep their marriage intact..
However with so many not cheeky and devoted husbands around, there are those lucky women not guilty of dabbling in such activities..thank God..
I went to one..the lime bathing for him didn't work..^_^

Bomohs play a prominent role in the lives of a huge number of politicians.
Whether in a small or big way, they are always sought after.
Ask all the politicians..ask Tun Mahathir, ask DSAI, ask the host of other top ranking leaders..
That's why there are the Malay, Siam, Hindu, Chinese and Indon bomohs smiling around..and making big bucks!

Paralympics Star Pistorious In Court For Murder Charge

Posted: 14 Feb 2013 11:14 PM PST

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Between a BN rock and a Pakatan hard place by Commander (Rtd) S Thayaparan formerly of the Royal Malaysian Navy

Posted: 14 Feb 2013 11:09 PM PST

"If you dance with the devil, the devil don't change. The devil changes you" - Max California (8MM)

COMMENT Right-thinking Malaysians should be aware that there are two points of disagreement that the Hindraf leadership has - the first with Pakatan Rakyat and the seat allocation controversy and the second, with Malaysiakini's coverage on the breakdown of talks.

The first point with regard to Hindraf's 'demands' that it be given seats as the cause of the breakdown of talks is rejected emphatically by P Waythamoorthy, whom I spoke to yesterday. According to the Hindraf leader, yes, there was talk of seats but it was never a pre-condition for Hindraf to support Pakatan. The only condition or perhaps more accurately, the main condition, was Pakatan endorsing the Hindraf blueprint. As to the parliamentary seats in question, Hindraf made it very clear that it would not contest against Pakatan incumbents but would like a straight fight against MIC candidates.

Hindraf proposed that they should battle for four seats which were held by the MIC and the remaining three would be decided by Pakatan leadership. As for the 10 state seats, the same formula would apply. Hindraf is adamant that this was not a pre-condition to Hindraf supporting Pakatan and these were confidential talks between Pakatan and Hindraf, with nothing set in stone. Right-thinking Malaysians should bear in mind that the idea that the talks between Hindraf and Pakatan are breaking down because Hindraf is demanding seats is political spin. The most important condition has always been the Hindraf blueprint.

Furthermore, Hindraf made it clear that it wanted no funds (from Pakatan) for its vast network of volunteers who were willing to work for Pakatan in the coming general election. This was a form of ABUism (Anything But Umnoism) at work.
Highly confidential talks

It is regrettable that Pakatan has chosen to spin these highly confidential talks to further demonise a prospective ally with the old canard that 'Indians' are demanding and ungrateful. Although I am on record as far as my belief that Hindraf should play the role of an activist lobby, I abhor the propaganda that attempts to vilify them and the breaking of confidence that is explicit in secret negotiations. Any political operative will tell you that secrecy even amongst political opponents is a primary tool which facilitates compromise and should never be taken lightly.

The second point is the semantic disagreement between the Hindraf leadership and Malaysiakini with regards to the first paragraph of the its news report, 'Hindraf: Talks with Pakatan heading for breakdown'.
NONEHindraf in a text message to Malaysiakini said, "Steven, your 1st para on Hindraf news is misleading. Hindraf never said it would WITHDRAW support for the opposition coalition. I have doubled checked on the written statement of (P) Ramesh, the secretary. Let us not derail the opportunity to work together, please amend accordingly."

I gather this message was also texted to various Pakatan leaders.

I reproduce here the last two paragraphs of the press statement in its entirety to allow readers to judge for themselves if "warning" (a rather provocative description) in lieu of "cautious", is an appropriately neutral/objective description considering the ire Hindraf raises in their adversaries who consider them "racist".

"In the excitement of a general election, Hindraf will advise the Indian marginalised and poor that they should not forget their denied rights and expect magic to happen after the GE just on a regime change. We will advise that we have to analyse how the last 12 GEs have brought changes in our lives. Hindraf has become wary of selfish politicians who use the elections as a tool to excite people and make empty promises for their votes and after having got their votes, forget their promises. Hindraf is not about to let that happen. Promises must be kept. "Hindraf will not waiver from its path of getting for the Indian poor what is their long due right. We will push along this path in spite of the many difficulties along the way. As for the upcoming GE, Hindraf will be cautious in directing the people in how to cast their votes."

Indeed, I agree with the description of the disingenuous nature of certain politicians from Pakatan (and I should add BN) in the press statement.
MIC to be blamed

However beyond this semantic mess (depending of course on how one views Hindraf) as a Pakatan and Hindraf supporter, I would like to make my stand clear. Engaging with BN in any way if talks with Pakatan breaks down is an unacceptable option for Hindraf. The reason why there is a large disfranchised segment of the Indian community is because of BN. I do not blame Umno entirely for this sad state of affairs. I blame the MIC. After all, Umno dealt us our race cards and who else is to blame if the hand was played badly. The MCA may be considered by a majority of the Chinese community as outcast but they shepherded the interests of the Chinese community far better and with far more obvious gains than the MIC.

Umno has given no indication to the Indian community that it views them as anything more than expendable votes who are content with the occasional displays of largesse that in no way amounts to the same attention that is given to the other non-Malay community.
NONESystemic discrimination in the legal system and law enforcement has resulted in the perpetuation of the stereotype that Indians are the criminal underclass of Malaysian society, where even deaths in custody becomes political propaganda by the racialists within Pakatan to harangue for support of Pakatan.

If BN is not an option, what then? Hindraf should make it very clear that they reject the racist policies of BN but since Pakatan has no interest in reversing those polices in the context of the Hindraf blueprint, Hindraf will abstain from participating in the upcoming general elections.

Now for some this would not be such a big deal. Hindraf and the Indian community are mocked routinely in the alternative media, so their non-participation would be an insignificant event. Pakatan are convinced they have the Indian vote locked down and so does BN with the publication of numerous polls results crowing the return of the Indian vote to BN, thanks to the 'efforts' of the MIC. Both underestimate the disenfranchised of the Indian community. I have no doubt that Pakatan has locked down the middle class (or at least a significant majority) Indian vote who have drunk deeply from the kool aid well, but who are clueless of the reality Hindraf and the Human Rights Party shine a light on.
Why the delay in endorsing blueprint?

Umno, which has always taken the Indian vote for granted, believes that it has done enough for the community to rejoin the fold, but the truth may be far more disastrous for Pakatan than Umno. The great misconception is that the disenfranchised of the Indian community are blind devotees of Hindraf. What people do not seem to understand is that Hindraf works hard for the support it receives. Abstaining from the political process is a very real option for the disenfranchised of the Indian community who have yet to see the practical benefits that Pakatan supporters claim they see under the Pakatan administrations they live under.

Recently Waythamoorthy and journalists from various Tamil language newspapers who were covering him on his fact-finding forays across Indian villages across Selangor were told that they (Indian villagers) would not support BN but they would abstain from voting if they felt their communities needs were not being addressed by Pakatan. These "messages" were of course not reported in the mainstream Tamil press. However, it was very clear to Hindraf that in order for Hindraf to be effective facilitators of change, they would have to offer credible evidence that Pakatan was serious about addressing the concerns of the disenfranchised of the Indian community.
NONEI have no idea why Pakatan does not want to drop the multiracial/cultural spin (because I can cite plenty of evidence to the contrary) and engage in some old fashion realpolitik. The perception that this is a Chinese versus Umno election is a meme, which is either willfully ignored or dismissed, in the alternative media. Marginalising a group like Hindraf merely adds to this perception.

Hindraf is accused of being "stubborn". However, has Hindraf not refined its original demands and made a compromise in the form of the blueprint that has been endorsed by like-minded oppositional personalities and groups? Has not Hindraf acknowledged that Anwar Ibrahim as the "prime minister in waiting"? Has not Hindraf publicly said it would campaign for Pakatan with its cadre of committed grassroots activists? Why the delay in endorsing the blueprint? If as some Pakatan leaders have told me that the "demands" are similar to Pakatan's own goals, then why not agree to them in principle in writing or get back to Hindraf who have publicly stated that they would consider whatever amendments that Pakatan feels is necessary?

The answer is simple. Pakatan feels that it does not need Hindraf and they have the Indian vote locked down. The Kampung Buah Pala fiasco may be a non-issue as far Pakatan is concerned, but Waytha has made it clear that he would be willing to debate any Pakatan representative with the goal of establishing another narrative besides the one propagated by Pakatan.

Psy blunder may help Umno


Moreover, if Pakatan thinks that the recent Psy games boosted its stock amongst undecided voters, I say think again. The Chinese community may have made their stand and a certain section may be gulping down schadenfreude over Prime Minister Najib Razak's blunder, but anyone with an ounce of political practical understanding would know that the longer this election foreplay drags on, the more likely the ground-level sentiment might change. Take this Umno MP, who gleefully told me that the constant attacks by the "Chinese dominated alternative media" especially about the Psy blunder might actually be working in favour of Umno.
kuala terengganu by election voting day 170109 voters queueUndecided Malay voters, who see that the Najib administration is bending over backwards to accommodate the Chinese community, whether in matters of education (according to the Malay Mail, Najib will attend the Dong Zong open house), religion (the 'Allah' controversy which the DAP relit) and generally pandering to the Chinese community which is mocked as "demeaning", may just get tired of this nonsense and vote Umno.

Concerning Dong Zong, the standards are different. A hardline Chinese education group consorting with an Umno PM is not considered treacherous behaviour but the same does not apply to Indian rights groups. That is fair play for you from Pakatan supporters.

These undecided Malay voters are not Umno stooges like the Pakatan kool-aid drinkers and DAP apparatchiks like to portray them but rather middle-of-the-road types who are appalled by the way how politicians from both sides of the divide behave.

These voters will retreat to their communal cages, especially when they see that the same old race game is played and that their values, be it religious or cultural are constantly mocked. Why switch teams when on the surface the devil you know is showing signs of compromise? This election is going to be one of the most bitterly fought elections in Malaysian history. For Pakatan, up against an Umno state that has stacked the deck, every vote counts. It would be a shame if a significant section of the Indian community abstained from voting or worse voted for Umno because the Pakatan leadership refused to see the big real politick picture.

For Hindraf, the painful lesson is that being on the cutting edge of racial politics sometimes means you bleed. Malaysiakini


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[VIDEO] Anwar: Tahniah Rakyat P.Pinang Kerana Pandai & Berani Jawab NO Kepada Najib

Posted: 15 Feb 2013 12:18 AM PST


Najib Razak tidak cerdik mengulangi tiga kali 'Are you ready for BN?' setelah dijawab 'No' ketika soalan itu ditanya kali pertama kepada rakyat Pulau Pinang, kata Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

"Najib patut malu dengan respon negatif oleh rakyat. Beliau sepatutnya berundur dari pentas.

"Tapi tidak, dia terus bertanya soalan sama tiga kali, punyalah tak cerdik," kata Anwar disambut gelak lebih 1,000 penduduk tempatan pada Ceramah Jelajah Merdeka Rakyat di Kampung Gapis, Padang Rengas, Perak, malam Rabu lalu.

Beliau menyindir Najib yang tanpa segan silu ditolak rakyat terang-terangan pada sambutan Tahun Baru Cina anjuran BN Pulau Pinang di Kolej Han Chiang, George Town, Isnin lalu.

Dalam insiden memalukan itu, Najib yang berperanan sebagai pengacara pentas, bertanya hadirin berhubung penerimaan mereka terhadap BN dengan mempertaruh populariti Psy yang dibawa dengan kos RM2 juta untuk lapan minit.

Sebaliknya, penonton ketika menjawab soalan Najib sebanyak tiga kali itu, mahu penampilan Psy tetapi terang-terangan menolak BN.

Najib: 'Are you ready For Psy? (Adakah anda sedia untuk Psy)

Penonton: Yes (Ya)

Najib: 'Are you ready for BN' (Adakah anda sedia untuk BN?)

Penonton: 'No' (Tidak)

Perdana Menteri itu kemudian mengubah topik dengan menyatakan Psy sudah tiba di Malaysia sejak jam 6 pagi dan membuat pengumuman bahawa penyanyi sudah bersedia untuk beraksi di pentas.

Malah, ramai di kalangan penonton memakai baju kuning, hijau dan merah seperti saranan Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang, Lim Guan Eng sebelum ini.

Ada antara mereka turut makai baju 'Bersih' pada majlis itu.

Selepas konsert Psy, Najib sekali lagi dimalukan dan terpaksa meninggalkan pentas selepas Psy tidak keluar apabila dijemput untuk menyertai 'Yee Sang' dengan pemimpin BN.

Semalam, BN mereka cerita kononnya Psy tidak turut serta naik ke pentas ketika upacara 'Yee Sang' kerana penyanyi Korea itu menerima ancaman nyawa.

Sebelum itu, pemimpin BN terpaksa menyelamatkan maruah Perdana Menteri dengan menuduh penolakan rakyat di majlis itu berpunca dari sabotaj Pakatan Rakyat.

Berjaya Times Square: Woman falls to death 6 floor

Posted: 14 Feb 2013 10:15 PM PST

First breaking news was reported by F a c e b o o k News 新闻最前线

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Followed by "official" news by Bernama:

Woman falls to her death from sixth floor of Times Square

February 14, 2013
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 14 —  Visitors to the Times Square shopping complex were shocked when a woman fell to her death from the sixth floor of the complex, here, today.

During the 11am incident, Choo Czek Yeng, 36, died at the scene of severe head injuries.

Dang Wangi police chief ACP Zainuddin Ahmad said police were informed of the incident at 11.25am and have classified the case as sudden death.

"The body of the victim was sent to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital for post-mortem," he told Bernama via a short message service (SMS).

A witness (man) who did not want to be named said at about 10am, he saw the woman leaning on to the panel railing of the six floor. — Bernama
http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/woman-falls-to-her-death-from-sixth-floor-of-times-square

အတူမေနရင္ တသီးတျခားေနေပါ့။

Posted: 14 Feb 2013 09:27 PM PST

အတူမေနရင္ တသီးတျခားေနေပါ့။ ေဖေဖာ္ဝါရီ ၁၄ ၂၀၁၃ M-Media
ညီေမာင္ပံုေဖာ္ၾကည့္သည္။

ကမၻာ့ေျမပံုကုိၾကည့္၊ ေသခ်ာၾကည့္၊ ခြဲျခမ္းစိတ္ဖ်ာၾကည့္၊ ႏုိင္ငံစံုကို ေတြ႕ရမွာမဟုတ္လား။ ဗဟုသုတမရွိဘဲႏွင့္ေတာ့ မၾကည့္ေလႏွင့္။ အမွားအယြင္းရွိသြားႏုိင္တယ္ေလ။ ဘာသာတစ္မ်ိဳးတည္းသာရွိတယ္ဆုိတဲ့ႏုိင္ငံ ဘယ္ႏွစ္ႏုိင္ငံေတြ႕လဲ? လူမ်ိဳးတစ္မ်ိဳးတည္းသာ ေနထုိင္တယ္ဆုိတဲ့ႏုိင္ငံ ဘယ္ႏွစ္ႏုိင္ငံေတြ႔သလဲ? ဒါျဖင့္ ဘာေတြလဲ? အမွန္အတုိင္း ေျပာရမယ္ေနာ္၊ အရွိကုိ အရွိအတုိင္း ျမင္ရမယ္ေနာ္။ အျမင္မေသြေစႏွင့္ေလ။ အမွန္ကုိ အမွန္အတုိင္း ေျပာရမယ္ေနာ္။ အမွန္အတုိင္းေျပာမွသာ အမ်ားက လက္ခံေလမေပါ့။ အမွန္ကုိ အမွန္အတုိင္းမေျပာသူကုိ ဘယ္လုိ သတ္မွတ္ရမလဲ?

လူမ်ိဳးဆုိတာ အစုအေ၀းႏွင့္ ေနၾကရတယ္။ အဲဒီႏုိင္ငံေတြမွာ မတူသူေတြ ဘယ္လုိေနထုိင္ၾကသလဲ။ လူဆုိတာမ်ိဳးဟာ တစ္ဦးႏွင္တစ္ဦး အားလံုး စိတ္တူကုိယ္တူျဖစ္ဖုိ႔ဆုိတာ အင္မတန္မွ ခဲယဥ္းလွပါတယ္။ တစ္အူတံုဆင္း ညီရင္းအစ္ကုိေမာင္ႏွမေတြပင္ သင့္တင့္မႈရွိတယ္ဆုိတာ ရွာမွရွားပဲ။ ဒါျဖင့္ ဘယ္လုိေနထုိင္ၾကမလဲ? မတည့္ေပမဲ့ အတူေနၾကတာပဲျဖစ္ျဖစ္၊ တသီးတျခားေနတာပဲျဖစ္ျဖစ္ အဆင္ေျပေအာင္ေတာ့ ေနၾကရတာပဲမဟုတ္လား။ အဆင္ေျပမႈကုိ ရွာႀကံရတာပဲမဟုတ္လား။ ရန္သူျဖစ္ေအာင္လုပ္လုိ႔ကေတာ့ အက်ိဳးတရားရယ္လု႔ိ ျဖစ္လာမွာမဟုတ္ဘူး။ အမုန္းတရားေတြသာ မ်ားလာမယ္ဆုိရင္ ေနရထုိင္ရ က်ဥ္းၾကပ္လာမွာေပါ့။ ႏွစ္ဖက္စလံုး ထိခုိက္ၾကရမွာေပါ့။

ဒါေၾကာင့္ တစ္ယူမသန္ဖုိ႔လုိတယ္။ တေဇာက္ကန္းဟာ ဘယ္ေနရာမွ အသံုးမတည့္ဘူး။ ဒီလုိလူမ်ိဳးေတြဟာ ပညာမဲ့ေတြ၊ ငတံုးေတြ၊ အစြန္းေရာက္ေတြ၊ တာလီဘန္၊ အလ္ကိုင္ဒါေတြဟာ အစြန္းေရာက္တြလုိ႔ စြပ္စြဲၾကတယ္။ မွန္သင့္သေလာက္ေတာ့ မွန္ပါတယ္။ အျငင္းမပြားလုိပါဘူး။ တာလီဘန္သတ္တာဟာ တစ္ႀကိမ္တစ္ႀကိမ္မွာ တစ္ရာေက်ာ္ေလာက္မရွိပါဘူး။ ဒါျဖင့္ရင္ နာဇီေတြက ဂ်ဴးေျခာက္သန္းသတ္တယ္။ ကေမၻာဒီးယားက မိမိျပည္သူေတြ သံုးသန္းေက်ာ္ေလာက္သက္တယ္။ အာဖရိကမွာ Hutu ႏွင့္ Tutsi တုိ႔ အျပန္အလွန္ မ်ိဳးျဖဳတ္သတ္ၾကတာဟာ ႏွစ္သန္းေလာက္ရွိတယ္။ ရုရွားက ေခ်ခ်င္းညႇာ လူဦးေရရဲ႕ ထက္၀က္ သန္းေက်ာ္သတ္တယ္။ သတ္တဲ့လူေတြဟာ မြတ္စလင္မ္ေတြ မဟုတ္ၾကဘူး။ ဒါကုိ အျမင္ရွင္းရွင္းနဲ႔ ျမင္တတ္ဖုိ႔လုိတယ္။ ဓမၼဓိဌာန္ က်က် ေတြးတတ္ဖုိ႔လုိတယ္။ လူသတ္မႈက်ဴးလြန္တယ္ဆုိတာ က်ဴးလြန္သူႏွင့္သာ သက္ဆုိင္တယ္။ က်ဴးလြန္သူဟာ ဘယ္ဘာသာ၀င္၊ ဘယ္လူမ်ိဳးျဖစ္တယ္ဆုိတာ အေၾကာင္းအရင္းခံမဟုတ္ဘူး။ လူတစ္ဦးက်ဴးလြန္တာကုိ တစ္ႏြယ္ငင္ တစ္စင္ပါတယ္လုိ႔  ခပ္နိမ့္နိမ့္အေတြးအေခၚမ်ိဳးႏွင့္သာ သတ္မွတ္ေနမယ္ဆုိရင္ေတာ့ မီးခုိးမဆံုး ျဖစ္ေနေတာ့မွာပဲမဟုတ္လား? က်ဴးလြန္သူနဲ႔ ဘာမွမပက္သက္သူက ဘာကုိတာ၀န္ယူရမွာလဲ။ ဘယ္လုိမ်ားတာ၀န္ရွိေနမွာလဲ?

ကမၻာ့ကုလသမဂၢက (၁၀၊ ၁၂၊ ၁၉၄၈) ရက္ေန႔မွာ "အျပည္ျပည္ဆုိင္ရာ လူ႕အခြင့္အေရး ေၾကညာစာတမ္း" ကုိ ထုတ္ခဲ့တယ္။ အဲဒီေၾကညာစာတမ္းအေပၚ ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံကလည္း အသိအမွတ္ျပဳ လက္မွတ္ေရးထုိးထားၿပီးျဖစ္တယ္။ အဲဒီေၾကညာစာတမ္းရဲ႕ အပုိဒ္(၂)မွာ "လူတုိင္းသည္ လူ႕အခြင့္အေရးေၾကညာစာတမ္းတြင္ ေဖၚျပထားသည့္ အခြင့္အေရးအားလံုး၊ လြတ္လပ္ခြင့္အားလံုးတုိ႔ကုိ ပုိင္ဆုိင္ခံစားခြင့္ရွိသည္။ လူမ်ိဳးႏြယ္အားျဖင့္ ျဖစ္ေစ၊ အသားအေရာင္အားျဖင့္ျဖစ္ေစ၊ က်ား မ သဘာ၀အားျဖင့္ျဖစ္ေစ၊ ဘာသာစကားအားျဖင့္ျဖစ္ေစ၊ ကုိးကြယ္သည့္ ဘာသာအားျဖင့္ ျဖစ္ေစ၊ ႏုိင္ငံေရးယူဆခ်က္ (သုိ႔တည္းမဟုတ္) လူမႈအဆင့္အတန္းႏွင့္ဆုိင္ေသာ ဇစ္ျမစ္အားျဖင့္ ျဖစ္ေစ၊ ပစၥည္းဥစၥာ ဂုဏ္အားျဖင့္ျဖစ္ေစ၊ မ်ိဳး႐ုိးဇာတိအားျဖင့္ျဖစ္ေစ၊ အျခား အဆင့္အတန္းအားျဖင့္ျဖစ္ေစ ခြဲျခားျခင္း မရွိေစရ" ဟု ေဖာ္ျပထားပါတယ္။

ဘယ္ေလာက္မွ်တတဲ့ ေၾကညာစာတမ္းလဲ။ အမ်ားကုိျဖစ္ေစ၊ တစ္ဦးခ်င္းကုိျဖစ္ေစ နစ္နာေစရန္အတြက္ ဘာမွမပါ။ ဒီေၾကညာစာတမ္းအတုိင္း တစ္သေ၀မတိမ္း လုိက္နာေဆာင္ရြက္ၾကမယ္ဆုိရင္ ႏုိင္ငံတစ္ႏုိင္ငံကုိ မဆုိထားဘိ။ တစ္ကမၻာလံုး ၿငိမ္းၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းခ်မ္း ျဖစ္ေနမွာမဟုတ္လား။ သုိ႔ေပမဲ့လုိ႔ ဒီေၾကညာစာတမ္းအတုိင္း မေဆာင္ရြက္ၾကလုိ႔ စစ္ျဖစ္ၾက၊ ပဋိပကၡျဖစ္ၾက၊ စိတ္၀မ္းကြဲၾက အေတာမသတ္ႏုိင္ၾကပါတကား။ လူသားဆုိတာ အျခားလူသားတစ္ဦးကုိ မိမိလုိပဲ လူသားတစ္ဦးျဖစ္ပါလားဆုိတဲ့ အသိအျမင္ ဦးစြာရွိရပါမယ္။ ဒီထက္ တစ္လွမ္းတုိးၿပီး တျခားတစ္ဦးကုိ လူ႕က်င့္၀တ္အတုိင္း က်င့္ႀကံမယ္ဆုိရင္ ပဋိပကၡဆုိတာ ရွိႏုိင္ပါေတာ့မလား။ ဆင္ျခင္ဖြယ္၊ မွတ္သားဖြယ္၊ သံုးသပ္ဖြယ္။

၂၀၀၈ခုႏွစ္ ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံဖြဲ႕စည္းပံုအေျခခံဥပေဒ အခန္း(၁၀)၌ ႏုိင္ငံသားမ်ား၏ အခြင့္အေရးနွင့္ ပက္သက္၍ ျပဌာန္းထားပါတယ္။ ဖြဲ႕စည္းပံု ဥပေဒတြင္ပါရွိေသာ ျပဌာန္းခ်က္မ်ားမွာ ႏုိင္ငံသားအားလံုးအတြက္ရည္ရြယ္ၿပီး ျပဌာန္းထားျခင္းျဖစ္ရာ ႏုိင္ငံသားအားလံုးသည္ ဖြဲ႔စည္းပံုပါ ျပဌာန္းခ်က္ အတုိင္း ရပုိင္ခြင့္မ်ား ရရွိမည္ဆုိပါက အတုိင္းထက္အလြန္ ၀မ္းသာပီတိ ျဖစ္ရမည္သာ။ ႏုိင္ငံသားတစ္ဦးသည္ ဖြဲ႕စည္းပံုဥပေဒပါ ျပဌာန္းခ်က္ႏွင့္အညီ အခြင့္အေရးမ်ားကုိ ရပုိင္ခြင့္ ရရွိရမည္မွာ အျငင္းပြားစရာပင္မလုိပါ။ မိမိရပုိင္ခြင့္ကုိ အျပည့္အ၀ေတာင္းဆုိ ပုိင္ခြင့္ရွိပါသည္။ မိမိအခြင့္ေရးကုိ တရားသျဖင့္ေတာင္းဆုိရာတြင္ အျခားသူတစ္ဦး၏ အခြင့္အေရးကုိ ထိခုိက္လာမည္ဆုိပါက ဖြဲ႔စည္းပံုအတုိင္း ေတာင္းဆုိျခင္း မျဖစ္ႏုိင္ေတာ့ပါ။ ဥပေဒကုိေက်ာ္လြန္၍ ေတာင္းဆုိျခင္းျဖစ္သျဖင့္ ေတာင္းဆုိခ်က္သည္ ေလ်ာ္ကန္ညီညြတ္ မွ်တသည္ဟု ေျပာဆုိ၍ မရႏုိင္ေတာ့ပါ။ ဆင္ဆင္ျခင္ျခင္ႏွင့္ သတိထားရမည့္ အခ်က္ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။ တစ္ဖက္သူအေနျဖင့္ တရားသျဖင့္ ရပုိင္ခြင့္ကုိ ေျပာဆုိ၊ ကန္႔ကြက္ တင္ျပေနသူမ်ားသည္ တစ္ယူသန္၀ါဒသမားမ်ားသာ ျဖစ္ေပမည္။ အမွန္တရားကုိ ရွာေဖြသူ မျဖစ္ႏုိင္ေတာ့ပါ။

ရခုိင္ျပည္နယ္ကုိၾကည့္၊ ရခုိင္ေရာဂါစလုိ႔ ပ်က္စီးျခင္းငါးပါးတုိင္ခဲ့ၿပီ။ ဒုကၡသည္စခန္းကုိ သိန္းနဲ႔ခ်ီလုိ႔ ေရာက္ၾကရၿပီ။ အမွတ္ရွိသလား။ မရွိဘူး။ တစ္ယူသန္စိတ္ကုိ မေဖ်ာက္ႏုိင္ေသး။ အျမင္က်ဥ္းလုိ႔ကေတာ့ လုပ္စားမရဘူးသာမွတ္။ ရခုိင္ျပည္နယ္မွာ ရခုိင္ တစ္မ်ိဳးတည္းသာေနမယ္ဆိုတဲ့ စိတ္ဓာတ္ ျဖစ္ႏုိင္ပါ့မလား။ သမုိင္းအေထာက္အထားေတြကုိ ေနာက္ေၾကာင္းျပန္လွည့္ၿပီး စဥ္းစားေ၀ဖန္ၾကည့္စမ္း။ အရွိကုိအရွိအတုိင္း ေျပာႏုိင္ရမယ္ေလ။ ရခုိင္ တစ္မ်ိဳးတည္းသာ ေနခ့ဲတာဆုိလုိ႔ ဘယ္သမုိင္းမွာမွ မရွိဘူး။ ေျပာရဲလား။ စိန္ေခၚတယ္။ တိမ္ေပၚ တက္ၾကမလား? သမုိင္းကုိ လိမ္ခ်င္သလား။ လိမ္လုိ႔ေရာရမတဲ့လား။ သမုိင္းအေထာက္အထားေတြကုိ ေနာက္ေၾကာင္းျပန္လွည့္ၿပီး စဥ္းစားေ၀ဖန္ၾကည့္စမ္း။ သမုိင္းကုိမသိရင္ ငအပဲျဖစ္ေပမေပါ့။ သိသိႀကီးႏွင့္ လိမ္ေနတဲ့သူေတြကုိ ဘယ္လုိသတ္မွတ္ရမလဲ။ အရွိတရား အမွန္တရားဆုိတာ ျငင္းပယ္လုိ႔ မသင့္ေတာ္ပါဘူးဗ်ာ။

တစ္ဖက္သက္ မ်က္ကန္းမ်ိဳးခ်စ္၀ါဒကုိပဲ စြဲကုိင္ခဲ့လုိ႔။ က်င့္သံုးခဲ့လုိ႔ ရခုိင္ျပည္နယ္က အဖတ္ဆယ္လုိ႔မရေအာင္ ပ်က္စီးခဲ့ရၿပီ။ ဒါေတာင္ အမွတ္မရွိေသး။ တစ္ယူသန္ေနတုန္း။ တစ္ဖက္သတ္ေျပာတုန္း။ သူမ်ားေျမႇာက္ေပးတာလုပ္တုန္း။ ေျမႇာက္ေပးတဲ့သူေတြက ဘာမွမျဖစ္၊ ကုိယ္သာေသရ၊ စားရမဲ့၊ ေသာက္ရမဲ့ျဖစ္ေရ။ ေျမႇာက္ေပးတဲ့သူေတြက ေျမႇာက္ေပးဖုိ႔ေလာက္ပဲ ကၽြမ္းက်င္ၾကတာ။ အေျမႇာက္ခံရသူေတြ ဒုကၡ၊ သုကၡျဖစ္ေတာ့ ဘယ္သူက လာၿပီးကူညီလဲ။ ေျဖရွင္းေပးလဲ။ ဘာအေထာက္အပံ့ေပးလဲ။ ေလာက၀တ္စကားေလးေတာင္ ေျပာေဖၚမရဘူး မဟုတ္လား။ ဒါေတာင္ အမွတ္မရေသး။ အင္မတန္ အသိပညာနည္းလွပါလလား။ တစ္ယူသန္စိတ္ ျပင္းထန္လွပါေကာ။

ခုအေျခအေနမွာ ဘယ္သူကမ်ား ေထာက္ပံ့တာရွိလဲ။ လက္ခ်ိဳးေရလို႔ရတယ္။ ႏိုင္ငံေတာ္ဖက္က ဘာေထာက္ပံ့ကူညီတာရွိလဲ။ နတၱိပါတကား၊ ဘာတာ၀န္ယူလဲ၊ အစအနေတာင္ မေတြ႔ရပါလား။ တာ၀န္ယူဘုိ႔ ေနေနသာသာ၊ ဥေပကၡာျပဳထားတာ။ ဒါကို မဟာရခိုင္ေခါင္းေဆာင္ႀကီးမ်ား မသိၾကဘူးလား၊ သိပါတယ္ဗ်ာ။ ဒါေပမယ့္ ေရလိုက္လြဲမ်ားသြားလို႔ ေနာက္ေၾကာင္းျပန္မလွည့္ႏုိင္ေတာ့ဘူးဗ်ိဳ႕။ ဒီေတာ့ မထူးဘူး ဆက္သြားရမွာဘဲေလ။ မဟုတ္ဘူးလား။ မထူးဇာတ္ႀကီး ခင္းရံုေပါ့။ သန္းေခါင္ထက္ ညဥ့္မနက္ေတာ့ဘူး ေရာက္တဲ့ေနရာက ရပ္တန္႔ၿပီး စဥ္းစဥ္းစားစားႏွင့္ ေတြးေခၚေျမာ္ျမင္တတ္ဘို႔ ႀကိဳးစားဘုိ႕ စိတ္ကူးတတ္ဘို႔ မလိုအပ္ဘူးလား။ ဆင္ကန္းေတာတိုးခ်ည္းဘဲ လုပ္ေနေတာ့မွာလား။ အေတြးမေခ်ာ္ဘုိ႔ လိုအပ္ေနတဲ့အခ်ိန္ေလ။

အခု အကူေပးေနတာ ဘယ္ႏိုင္ငံေတြလဲ။ ဘယ္ႏိုင္ငံေတြလဲ။ ဘယ္အဖြဲ႔အစည္းလဲ။ သူတုိ႔ေပးတာကို လက္ခံေနရၿပီ မဟုတ္လား? လက္မခံလို႔ေကာရမတဲ့လား။ ဒါျဖင့္ အျခား ဘယ္သူေထာက္ပံ့တာရွိလဲ။ မာနကို ခ၀ါခ်ရၿပီေကာ။ လွဴတာကိုေတာ့ လက္ခံတယ္။ ဒါေတာင္ ေက်းဇူးစကားမဆိုမိ။ ဘာျဖစ္လုိ႔ ၀န္ေလးေနတာလဲ။ ေသခ်ာစဥ္းစားၾကည့္ေလ။ အဲဒီႏိုင္ငံေတြက ဆက္ၿပီး ေပးဦးမွာ။ လာလတၱံရွိေသးတယ္။ ေနာက္တြဲေမွ်ာ္ (ေစတနာက အဲေလာက္ ႀကီးမားလွတာ။ ဒါေၾကာင့္ အစစအရာရာ ခ်င့္ခ်ိန္ဘုိ႔လိုလာၿပီ။ စဥ္းစားေတြးေခၚတတ္ဘုိ႔လုိလာၿပီ။ အေတြးမွန္ဘုိ႔လိုလာၿပီးမဟုတ္လား။

ကမာၻ႔အေျခအေနၾကည့္ရမယ္ေလ။ ဒုတိယကမာၻစစ္ႀကီးေနာက္ပိုင္းမွာ အုပ္စုႀကီး (၂)ရပ္ ေပၚေပါက္လာခဲ့တယ္ေလ။ အေနာက္အုပ္စုႏွင့္ အေရွ႕အုပ္စု။ အေနာက္အုပ္စုက ဒီမိုကေရစီႏိုင္ငံမ်ားျဖစ္တယ္။ အေရွ႕အုပ္စုက ဆိုရွယ္လစ္ (ကြန္ျမဴနစ္) ႏိုင္ငံမ်ား ျဖစ္တယ္။ ႏွစ္ဖက္စလံုး အႏုျမဴပိုင္ဆုိင္ၾကတယ္ မဟုတ္လား။ သူတို႔ စစ္ျဖစ္ရင္ ကမာၻႀကီးဘာျဖစ္သြားမလဲ။ မေတြးရဲစရာ။ ဟီရိုရွီးမား၊ နာဂါဆာကီ သင္ခန္းစာယူၾကတယ္။ ငတံုးေတြမဟုတ္ဘူး။ မ်က္ကန္းမ်ိဳးခ်စ္၊ တစ္ယူသန္ေနလို႔ မရေတာ့ဘူး။ ႏွစ္ဖက္က စစ္ေအးေခတ္လုိ႔ သတ္မွတ္ၾကၿပီး အေကာင္းဆံုးေနထိုင္ေရးဆုိၿပီး လုပ္လာၾကတယ္။ ဘယ္ေလာက္ မွတ္သားစရာေကာင္းလဲ။ အတုယူစရာမဟုတ္လား။

ခုဆုိရင္ အဲဒီစိတ္ကူးအတိုင္း ပံုေဖာ္ႏုိင္ခဲ့လို႔ ကမာၻႀကီးက အေျပာင္းအလဲႀကီးျဖစ္လာခဲ့တာကို မ်က္ျမင္ဒိ႒ေတြ႔ျမင္ရမွာပါ။ အေရွ႕အေနာက္ ခြဲျခားမေနၾကဘဲ တစ္ႏိုင္ငံႏွင့္တစ္ႏိုင္ငံ ကူးလူးဆက္ဆံၾက။ ကုန္သြယ္ၾက။ ရင္းႏွီးျမွပ္ႏွံၾကႏွင့္ ဘာအတားအဆီးမွမရွိဘဲ လြတ္လပ္စြာ ဆက္သြယ္၊ ဆက္ဆံေနၾကၿပီ။ ဒါေၾကာင့္ အားလံုးအဆင္ေျပေနၾကၿပီ။ ပဋိပကၡ မျဖစ္ေအာင္ အတတ္ႏိုင္ဆံုး ေရွာင္ရွားေနၾကၿပီ။ ျပႆနာတစ္ရပ္ကို ေဆြးေႏြးစကား၀ိုင္းမွာ အေျဖရွာၾကၿပီ။ ဒါဟာ ၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းေသာနည္းျဖင့္ အေျဖရွာတာ မဟုတ္လား။  အားလံုး အက်ိဳးအျမတ္ရွိၾကတယ္ မဟုတ္လား။ အသီး၊ အပြင့္ကို လက္ေတြ႕ခံစားေနၾကရၿပီ မဟုတ္လား။ ဒါေတြကို ေမ့ေပ်ာက္ထားလုိ႔ ရမလား။

အင္း… ရခုိင္ျပည္နယ္မွာေတာ့ ဒီအေျပာမ်ိဳးပဲ ထပ္ကာတလဲလဲ ေျပာေနေတာ့မွာလား။ ဓါတ္ျပားေဟာင္းႀကီးက စုတ္ျပတ္သတ္ေနၿပီပဲ။ အက်ိဳးမရွိတာကိုပဲ ထည္လဲသံုးေနျခင္းအားျဖင့္ အမွန္တရား ျဖစ္လာမွာ မဟုတ္ဘူး။ ကမာၻအေျခအေနကို ၾကည့္ရမယ္ေလ။ ႏႈိင္းႏႈိင္းယွဥ္ယွဥ္ စဥ္းစားႏုိင္ ရမယ္ေလ။ ကမာၻေပၚမွာ ေခတ္မစား ၊ ေခတ္မမွီတဲ့ အေတြးအေခၚေတြကိုသာ ဆက္လက္ခံယူေနမယ္။ က်င့္သံုးေနမယ္ဆုိရင္ေတာ့ သံုးစားမရဘူးသာမွတ္လိုက္ပါ။ တစ္ျပည္နယ္လံုး မိမိ တစ္မ်ိဳးထဲသာေနမယ္ဆုိတဲ့ အင္မတန္မွ က်ဥ္းေျမာင္းလွတဲ့ အေတြးအေခၚမ်ိဳး မေဖ်ာက္သေရြ႕ ခင္ဗ်ားတို႔မွာ တိုးတက္မဲ့လမ္းပိတ္သြားၿပီ၊ ဆုတ္ယုတ္မႈေတြသာ ေတြ႔ရမယ္မွတ္။ အျခားႏိုင္ငံမွာ အလုပ္မလုပ္ႏွင့္။ ကိုယ့္တစ္ျပည္နယ္ထဲမွာေန၊ ရွိဂိုန္ေခတ္က ဂ်ပန္ႏိုင္ငံလုိ ဘာႏွင့္မွ မဆက္သြယ္ဘဲ ဧကစာရီက်င့္ေပေတာ့။ ဒါေတာင္ တံခါးဖြင့္တဲ့ အေမရိကန္ႏိုင္ငံကရွိေသး။

ဒုတိယကမာၻစစ္တုန္းက အေမရိကန္၏ အႏုျမဴဒဏ္ကို ဂ်ပန္မရႈမလွခံခဲ့ရတယ္။ စစ္ၿပီးေတာ့ ဂ်ပန္တိုးတက္ဖို႔အတြက္ အေမရိကန္နဲ႔ပဲ ေပါင္းခဲ့ရတယ္ မဟုတ္လား။ ဒါေၾကာင့္ အတူမေနရင္ သီးျခားေနေပါ့ဗ်ာ။ ရခုိင္ျပည္နယ္တစ္ခုလံုးဟာ ခင္ဗ်ားတို႔ပိုင္တယ္ဆုိၿပီး မူပိုင္ခြင့္ ရထားတာမွ မဟုတ္တာ။ ရခုိင္ျပည္နယ္ဟာ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံရဲ႕ အစိတ္အပိုင္းေလ။ ခင္ဗ်ားတို႔ ထင္တိုင္းႀကဲလုိ႔ မရႏိုင္ဘူး မဟုတ္လား။ ျမန္မာအစိုးရကို ေက်ာ္လြန္ၿပီး တစ္ဖက္သတ္ ေျပာခ်င္တာ ေျပာလုိ႕ရမလား။ ဘုိးေတာ္ဘုရားလက္ထက္ကစၿပီး ရခုိင္ မင္းဆက္ေပ်ာက္လုိ႔ ျမန္မာပိုင္ ျဖစ္ခဲ့ရတာ မွတ္မိမွာေပါ့။ ေနာက္ထပ္ ရခိုင္မင္းဆက္ေပၚဖို႔ အေၾကာင္းမရွိေတာ့ဘူး။ ခင္ဗ်ားတို႔ေရာ။ ကြ်န္ေတာ္တို႔ေရာ ျမန္မာအစိုးရ၏ အစီအမံအတိုင္း လိုက္နာၾကရမွာမဟုတ္လား။

ဘႀကီးေတာ္ဘုရားလက္ထက္ (၁၈၂၄) မွာ အဂၤလိပ္-ျမန္မာ ပထမစစ္ပြဲျဖစ္တဲ့အခါ ရခုိင္ျပည္နယ္ဟာ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံရဲ႕ အစိတ္အပိုင္းအေနႏွင့္ ရွိေနခဲ့တာ။ စစ္ရႈံးလုိ႔ ရႏၱပိုစာခ်ဳပ္အရ ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံရဲ႕ အစိတ္အပိုင္းအေနႏွင့္ ရခိုင္၊ တနသာၤရီတုိ႔ဟာ အေစာဆံုး ကိုလိုနီျဖစ္ခဲ့တာေပါ့။ လြတ္လပ္ေရးအတြက္ ဗိုလ္ခ်ဳပ္ေအာင္ဆန္း ႀကိဳးပမ္းခဲ့တဲ့အခါ ရခုိင္၊ တနသၤာရီအတြက္ပါထည့္ၿပီး ေတာင္းဆိုခဲ့တယ္ေလ။ ပင္လံုစာခ်ဳပ္မွာ ရခုိင္အတြက္ဆိုၿပီး သီးျခား လက္မွတ္ေရး ထိုးခဲ့တာ မရွိဘူး။ မလိုဘူးေလ။ ရခုိင္က ျမန္မာပိုင္အျဖစ္ကေနၿပီး အသိမ္းခံရတာျဖစ္လုိ႔ ဗိုလ္ခ်ဳပ္ဦးေဆာင္ၿပီး ပင္လံုစာခ်ဳပ္ခ်ဳပ္ဆိုတဲ့အခါ ရခိုင္အတြက္ ဗိုလ္ခ်ဳပ္ပဲ လက္မွတ္ေရးထိုးခဲ့တာမဟုတ္လား။

ဒါေၾကာင့္ ရခိုင္၊ တနသၤာရီတို႔ဟာ ျမန္မာပိုင္အျဖစ္ကေနၿပီး လြတ္လပ္ခဲ့ရတာမဟုတ္လား။ တစ္ကယ့္တကယ္ေတာ့လည္း အသံကြဲ ျမန္မာေတြပါ။ ဒါေၾကာင့္ ရခိုင္ျပည္နယ္ဟာ သီးျခားအေနျဖင့္ ဘယ္နည္းႏွင့္မွ မျဖစ္ႏိုင္ပါ။ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံ ရခုိင္ျပည္နယ္မွာ ရခိုင္လူမ်ိဳး ရွိသလို မူစလင္ကလည္း ရွိေနမွာပါ။ ဒါျဖင့္ အတူေနလုိ႔ မရဘူးဘဲ တစ္ဖြဖြေျပာေနေတာ့ တစ္သီးတစ္ျခားစီခြဲၿပီး ေနၾကရေတာ့မွာေပါ့။ လက္ေတြ႕က်ဘို႔မလိုဘူးလား။ ၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းစြာ ယွဥ္တြဲေနထိုင္ၾကစို႔လား။ ။

ေဆာင္းပါးရွင္ရဲ႕ အျမင္ႏွင့္ အာေဘာ္သာျဖစ္ပါသည္။


Burung Merbuk – Delightful Guests in My Garden

Posted: 14 Feb 2013 09:10 PM PST

One of our fave plant in the garden is the grapevine. At one year old, the vines are climbing up our patio and across the balcony. The plant  bears no fruit yet, but hopefully someday it will.

Early last month, while Azman was trimming the vines in our garden, he spotted a cute little grey bird sitting quietly among the branches. When he looked closely, in fact the bird has built a small nest that barely enough to shelter its whole body.

The bird is almost glued to its nest. She hardly budges even when come close, so we understand that she is a Mommy bird, sitting on her eggs, keeping them warm until they hatch. Azman recognizes her as a Merbuk, a small singing bird that can be trained as a loyal pet and even "sings" in competitions.

I love her immediately!

It warms my heart just watching her and her eggs in her nest of twigs. I feel happy and blessed in a way that I can't explain, in fact I want to thank the pretty birdie for choosing my garden as her home. It is such an honour!

bird nest

burung merbuk
A week later Azman went up to the balcony, peered down with his camera and get this pic. Isn't that a baby bird, so freshly hatched from the egg that it hasn't grown much feather yet?  I think there are two tiny little babies. This is so delightful!

baby birds

Sometimes when it rains heavily outside I think about Mommy bird and her babies and prays for their safety. Every morning before work and school, Azman, Miki and I would go and visit them just to see if they were still there, our precious tiny guests of the garden.

Miki is quite fascinated with the birds too but he is too short too see them even when he stands on a stool.

baby birds

 

Yesterday, from inside my house I saw fluttering movements on the grapevine at the patio. As we watched closer, we saw the babies are so big already! Look at how cute they are! Those black eyes and tiny beaks, those perfect wings…

I guess they will are learning how to fly already…

I guess soon they will leave.

I am so sad! Please birdies don't leave!

 

photo

 

sarang buruk merbuk

 

Actually this is not the first time birds make nests in our garden. We have a grove of red palm tree at a corner in the garden and it has been providing a cosy and safe habitat for birds for as long as I can remember. There are times when I can spot up to 3 or 4 bird nests high up among the leaves. Once, a perfect nest shaped like a vessel was found just 3 feet off the ground, but there was no eggs or birds in it, the wind must have blown it down.

My tiny Mommy Merbuk and babies however, is the first to make a nest on our grapevine, approximately 9-10 feet from the ground, low enough for us to take a peek at what's going on. And having me falling in love with them in the process.

My Chinese friends say my house has "ong"! I just thought that we are lucky to have a house and garden that is cosy and safe enough for the birds to call their home. I hope Mommy Merbuk and her babies will come back to my grapevine again… I miss them already.

ဂုဏ္ယူလိုက္ပါ…. အို မြတ္စလင္

Posted: 14 Feb 2013 08:07 PM PST

ဂုဏ္ယူလိုက္ပါ…. အို မြတ္စလင္
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ကခ်င္၊ ကယား၊ ကရင္ ၊ ခ်င္း ၊ ဗမာ ၊ ရခိုင္ ရွမ္း စတဲ႔ တိုင္းရင္း သား ထဲက တိုင္းရင္းသား မြတ္စလင္ေတြ ၊ အိႏိၵယႏြယ္ဖြား မြတ္စလင္ေတြ ၊ တိုင္းရင္းသားအျဖစ္မွ ဖယ္ထုတ္ ခံရတဲ႔ ရိုဟင္ဂ်ာေတြ ၊ ပသီ လို႔ေခၚတဲ႔ ျမန္မာမြတ္စလင္ ေတြ ၊ အဖယ္ထုတ္မခံရေသးတဲ႔ ကမာန္ တိုင္းရင္းသား ေတြ အားလံုးအားလံုး မြတ္စလင္ေတြဟာ ျမန္မာ႔သမိုင္းတြင္ မၾကံဳစဖူး မျဖစ္စဖူး ခက္ခဲတဲ႔ အေျခအေနနဲ႔ ရင္ဆုိင္ေနရပါၿပီ။

တေျမတည္းေနခဲ့ၾကတဲ႔ မြတ္စလင္ မဟုတ္သူ အစြန္းေရာက္ တစ္စုဟာ သူတို႔နဲ႔ အယူ၀ါဒ မတူၾက တဲ႔ တေျမတည္းေန ဌာေန မြတ္စလင္ေတြ အေပၚ မွားယြင္းတဲ႔ သတင္းအခ်က္ အလက္ေတြ ကေန အေျခခံတဲ႔ ဆံုးျဖတ္ခ်က္အမွားေတြ အေျခခံျပီး ျပင္ရခက္ ၊ ဖ်က္ရခက္တဲ႔ လုပ္ရပ္အမွား ေတြဆက္ တုိက္ကို က်ဴးလြန္ လာၾကေတာ့ပါတယ္။

ကိုးကြယ္ရာအရွင္ အလႅဟ္အရွင္ျမတ္ ကို တိုက္ခိုက္ေစာ္ကားတာ၊ ကအစ ၊ ကုရ္အာန္ က်မ္းျမတ္ ကို ရႈတ္ခ် ေျပာဆို၊ အစၥလာမ္ ဘသာကိုးကြယ္သူ ေတြရဲ႕အသက္အိုးအိမ္ စည္းစိမ္ေတြ တိုက္ ခိုက္ ဖ်က္ဆီး၊ ဇာတိခ်က္ ေၾကြ ကေန ေမာင္းထုတ္ စတဲ႔ လုပ္ရပ္ဆုိးေတြကို တရား ဥပေဒ ေဘာင္ တြင္း လုပ္ရပ္ သဖြယ္ေျပာင္ ေျပာင္ တင္းတင္းကို လုပ္ေနေတာ့တာပါပဲ။ ဒီလုိ က်ဴးလြန္တာကို မ်ိဳးခ်စ္ စိတ္ဓါတ္ အမည္တပ္ သူကတပ္ေပး ၊ သာ သနာ ေတာ္ကာ ကြယ္ေရး လို႔ ေခါင္းစီး တင္ေပးသူ ကေပး နဲ႔။

ဘာသာေရးအညွာကိုင္ျပီး စိတ္ထားျဖဴစင္ၾကတဲ႔ ဗုဒၶဘာသာ၀င္ေတြကို အမုန္းဇတ္ သြင္း ပါေတာ့ တယ္။

ဒီလိုသာဆုိရင္ ဟစ္တလာ ၊ တို႕၊ ဂ်ပန္ ဖက္စစ္ တို႔တေတြလဲ မ်ိဳးခ်စ္ႀကီး ေတြ၊ သာသနာေတာ္ ကာ ကြယ္သူေတြ ျဖစ္ကုန္ျပီ ေပါ့။

ဒါေပမယ္႔ သမိုင္းနဲ႔ခ်ီ ျပီး အဖိႏွိပ္ခံေနရတဲ႔ ။ ခြဲျခားဆက္ဆံခံေနရတဲ႔ မြတ္စလင္ေတြကေတာ့ အဆံုးရံႈးခံ အခြင့္အေရးေတြကို ရရွိဖို႔

ကမာၻေအးလိႈ္ဏ္ဂူ ကိုဗံုးမေဖာက္ခဲ့ပါဘူး။

စူပါမားကတ္ဗံုးေဖာက္ျပီး အက်ပ္မကိုင္ခဲ႔ပါဘူး။

ခြဲထြက္ေရး ေျခလွမ္း မလွမ္းခဲ့ပါဘူး။

ရွင္းရွင္းထပ္ေျပာရရင္ အစၥလာမ္ အမည္ မြတ္စလင္အမည္ခံနဲ႔ လက္နက္ကိုင္ အဖြဲ႔အစည္း အမိေျမမွာ မရွိပါဘူး။

ဒါေတြဟာ ျမန္မာျပည္က မြတ္စလင္ေတြရဲ႕ သမုိင္းမွတ္တိုင္ႀကီးေတြပါ။

မြတ္စလင္ေတြဟာ အယူမတူအစြန္းေရာက္ တခ်ိဳ႕ရဲ႕ ကမာၻသိ ဖိႏွိပ္ ရက္စက္မွဳေတြ ၊ ခြဲျခား ဆက္ဆံ မွဳ ေတြကို ဘယ္လို ရင္ဆိုင္ေနၾကလဲ ဆိုတာ စိတ္၀င္စားစရာပါ။

(၁) အယူမတူအခ်ိဳ႕ အလႅဟ္အရွင္ျမတ္ကို ေစာ္ကာၾကေပမယ္႔ အျခား ကိုးကြယ္ရာေတြကို တိုက္ခုိက္ျပစ္ တင္တာ ေတြ မြတ္စလင္ တို႔ မလုပ္ၾကပါဘူး။

ဘာလို႔လဲ ဆိုေတာ့ ကုရ္အာန္က်မ္းစာက ဒီလိုသြန္သင္ထားလို႔ပါပဲ။

အသင္တို႔သည္ အၾကင္ ကိုးကြယ္ရာမ်ားကို ကဲ႔ရဲ႕႐ႈတ္ခ်ျခင္း မျပဳၾကလင့္။ ၆း၁၀၈

(၂) အယူမတူေတြက သတင္းမွား ေတြကို နားေယာင္ၿပီး ဇာတိခ်က္ေႀကြ ေမြးရပ္ေျမကေန မြတ္စလင္ေတြကို ေမာင္းထုတ္ေနပါတယ္။ ဒါေပမယ္႔ ကုရ္အာန္က်မ္းျမတ္ကိုလက္ခံက်င့္သံုးသူ မြတ္စလင္ေတြကေတာ့အယူမ တူေတြ ဒုကၡတစ္ခုခုခံစားရလို႔ ခိုလႈံခြင့္ေတာင္လာခဲ့ရင္ ဘယ္လိုတုန္႔ျပန္ရမလဲဆိုတာ ဒီလိုေဖာ္ျပထားပါတယ္။

…မြတ္ရွ္ရစ္က္တုိ႔အနက္မွ တစ္ဦးတစ္ေယာက္ ေသာသူသည္ အသင့္ထံတြင္ အကာ အကြယ္ရလုိခဲ့ပါလွ်င္ အသင္သည္ထုိသူအား ၎သည္ အလႅာဟ္ အရွင္ျမတ္၏ အာယတ္ေတာ္ ကုိၾကားနာႏုိင္အ႔ံေသာငွာ ကာကြယ္ပါေလ၊) ထုိ႔ေနာက္ အသင္သည္ ထုိ သူ႔ အား ၎၏ေဘးရန္ကင္းၿငိမ္းရာဌာနသုိ႔ ပုိ႔ေဆာင္၍ေပးပါေလ။ ဤ(အမိန္႔ေတာ္ ကုိ ထုတ္ျပန္ေတာ္မူျခင္း)ကား ၎တုိ႔သည္ မသိနားမလည္ေသာ သူ မ်ား ျဖစ္ ၾက ေသာေၾကာင့္ ပင္တည္း။ ၉း၆

(၃) မြတ္စလင္မ်ားကို တိုက္ခုိက္ေရးသားထားတဲ႔ မဟုတ္မမွန္ ၀ါဒျဖန္႔ တာေတြ က ေဖ႔ဘြတ္ အင္တာနက္မွ ရန္ကုန္ၿမိဳ႕လယ္ေကာင္ ၊ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံအႏွံကို သတင္း မွားေတြ ျဖန္႔ ခ်ီ ေနပါတယ္။

အယူမတူ အစြန္းေရာက္တစ္ခ်ိဳ႕က ဒီလိုေတြလုပ္ေနေပမယ္႔လည္း အစၥလာမ္ဘာသာ၀င္ေတြ ကေတာ့ က်မ္းျမတ္ကုရ္အာန္က သင္တဲ႔နည္းနဲ႔ပဲ တုန္႔ျပန္ေနပါတယ္။

အသင္သည္ ထိုသူတို႔၏ေျပာဆို၀ါဒျဖန္႔ခ်ိမွဳ ႏွင့္ စပ္လွ်ဥ္၍ ဆြဘရ္ ႀကံႀကံခံ ရပ္တည္မွဳ ကို ျပဳပါ။ ၄င္းျပင္ ေကာင္းမြန္လွပစြာျဖင့္ ထိုသူတို႔ႏွင့္ လြတ္ကင္းေအာင္ ေနထိုင္ပါ။ (၇၃း၁၀)

(၄) ၀ါဒျဖန္႔ခ်ီေရးမီဒီယာေတြေၾကာင့္ အမုန္းပင္လယ္ထဲေမ်ာေနၾကရတဲ႔ တေျမတည္းေန တစ္ခရီးထဲသြားၾကသူေတြ သတင္းမွန္ၾကားရေအာင္ ၊မြတ္စလင္တို႔က ေကာင္းမွဳလွပစြာ ခ်ိဳသာ ႏူးည႔ံစြာ တင္ျပေနၾကပါတယ္။

အေၾကာင္းကေတာ့ အလႅဟ္အရွင္ျမတ္က ဒီလို သြန္သင္ထားလို႔ပါ။

လူသားတို႔ကို ခက္ထန္ေသာ အျပဳအမူျဖင့္ မဆက္ဆံၾကပါႏွင့္ …(၃၁း၁၈)

..အသင္တို႔သည္ မေကာင္းမွဳကို ေကာင္းမွဳျဖင့္ တြန္းလွန္လွ်င္ အသင္တို႔ႏွင့္ သူတို႔ စပ္ၾကား ရန္ၿငိဳး သည္ေပ်ာက္ပ်က္ကာ ထိုသူတို႔သည္ မိတ္ေဆြရင္းကဲ့ သို႔ ျဖစ္လာမည္။ ( ၄၁း၃၄)

အယူမတူသူ တစ္ခ်ိ႕ က မဟာဗ်ဴဟာ နည္းဗ်ဴဟာ အစံုနဲ႔ တိုက္ခိုက္ လာတာကို မြတ္စလင္တု႔ိက ဒီတန္ဖိုး ေတြကို အေျခခံျပီး တုန္႔ျပန္ေနတာပါ။ ရင္ဆိုင္ေနတာပါ။

ဒါေတြဟာ သမုိင္းတြင္ေနပါၿပီ။

အစၥလာမ့္လမ္းစဥ္ေပၚမွာ မားမားရပ္ ေနရတဲ႔ အတြက္ ဂုဏ္ယူလုိက္ပါ အို-မြတ္စလင္

မုဟမၼဒ္ စအီးဒ္ (အီမာမသ္ ၊ဒအ္၀ဟ္ အကယ္ဒမီ ၊ ပါကစၥတန္)

မြတ္စလင္ သတင္းစဥ္

Source:FB of Tun Tun Lwin


[EDISI Bangang] Apakah Standard PM Di bawah Artis Korea?

Posted: 14 Feb 2013 10:22 PM PST


Tindakan membiarkan Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Razak terpinga-pinga di pentas semasa acara 'makan besar' di Pulau Pinang Isnin lalu dianggap memalukan.

Pengarah Propaganda Solidariti Anak Muda Malaysia (SAMM) Edy Noor Reduan berkata, Najib tidak sepatutnya membiarkan dirinya dimalukan sehingga menjadi bahan ketawa apabila mendapat liputan meluas media antarabangsa.

"Apakah peristiwa ini memberi gambaran betapa 'standard' Perdana Menteri Malaysia hanya berada di bawah seorang artis Korea," soalnya dalam satu kenyataan hari ini.

Katanya, SAMM berpendapat sudah sampai masanya Najib berundur secara terhormat kerana telah memalukan negara selepas beberapa kali berdepan dengan peristiwa memalukan.

"Bagi SAMM, malu ini bukanlah percuma. Mengikut resam kebiasaan, orang membayar satu jumlah untuk mengelak dari mendapat malu tetapi apa yang berlaku terhadap Najib, Umno dan BN adalah sebaliknya.

"Inilah satu-satunya kes malu yang 'dibayar' dengan harga yang tinggi, difahamkan dari laporan media melebihi RM2 juta,"
katanya.

Kredibiliti Najib dilihat tercalar apabila penyanyi antarabangsa, Psy dikatakan enggan naik ke pentas menggaul Loh Sang walaupun dipanggil berkali-kali oleh pengacara majlis.

Najib serta beberapa pemimpin BN termasuk isterinya Datin Seri Rosmah Mansur dibiarkan berdiri tercegat sambil menanti kehadiran Psy kira-kira lima minit sehingga membantutkan acara tersebut. -FMT

[VIDEO] Pengampu Najib Sunting Video Gangnam Style Untuk Tutup Malu

Posted: 14 Feb 2013 07:18 PM PST


PPengampu Datuk Seri Najib Razak dipercayai menyunting rakaman video yang memapar adegan Perdana Menteri berkomunikasi dengan penonton konsert Gangnam Style bagi menangkis penolakan secara terbuka rakyat negeri itu terhadap BN.

Rakaman itu dikesan dimuat naik dua hari menjadi kejadian itu menjadi hangat dan jenaka segenap lapisan rakyat, malah menjadi muka depan Suara Keadilan edisi 104, sebelum video yang disunting itu disebar melalui facebook khususnya fan page Sayangi Selangor yang didalangi Umno BN.

Suntingan itu melibatkan adegan Najib bertanya 'Are You ready For BN?' dan penonton menjawab 'Yes' sedangkan rakaman asli menunjukkan rakyat menyebut 'No' sebanyak tiga kali.

Paparan gambar ketika sebutan 'Yes' juga beralih-alih akibat suntingan berkenaan, menyebabkan ramai pengguna internet tidak menyakini kesahihannya sedangkan kedudukan kamera rakaman asli, statik dan tidak berubah-ubah.

Mengulas perbuatan itu, Ketua Penerangan Angkatan Muda KEADILAN (AMK), Lee Khai Loon, berkata suntingan itu sama sekali tidak akan mengembalikan maruah Najib yang dimalukan rakyat.

"Ia hanya menambahkan malu Najib. Tiada gunanya lagi. Semua sudah berlaku, semua rakyat sudah tahu apa yang berlaku.

"Video asal jelas menunjukkan betapa beraninya rakyat menolak BN. Untuk apa ada video yang diedit. Banyak media sosial sudah memuat naik rakaman dan ramai orang sudah menyaksikan rakaman asal," katanya kepada Keadilan Daily.

Beliau menyifatkan, perbuatan itu menunjukkan Umno BN yang takut dan terdesak untuk meraih undi anak muda menyebabkan mereka terpaksa melakukan perkara tidak masuk akal.

"Yang edit video ini tak ubah macam perangai TV3 dan media kawalan Umno suka putar belit fakta. Kesudahannya buat malu diri sendiri kerana rakyat tahu permainan mereka," katanya.

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German Church Becomes Mosque - "The New Normal"

Posted: 14 Feb 2013 04:47 PM PST

(Gatestone Institute) Muslim plans to convert a former Lutheran church in the city of Hamburg into a mosque is generating controversy across Germany. From Berlin to Dortmund to Mönchengladbach, the gradual proliferation of mosques housed in former churches reflects the rise of Islam as the fastest growing religion in post-Christian Germany. In the most recent case, the church would be the first converted into a mosque in the second-largest city in Germany.

The latest dust-up involves the former Kapernaumkirche (Capernaum Church), located in the Horn district in downtown Hamburg. The church, a cultural heritage site, was abandoned in 2002 for financial reasons due to declining membership. The building and an adjacent 44 meter (144 foot) tower/steeple as well as the surrounding land was sold in December 2012 to the Al-Nour Islamic Center, which has approximately 600 members, mainly made up of Arab Muslim immigrants from the Middle East and North Africa.

The church is currently undergoing renovations at a cost of one million euros ($1.4 million) and is scheduled to be reopened as a mosque on October 3, the Day of German Unity [Tag der Deutschen Einheit], a public holiday commemorating the anniversary of German reunification in 1990. Muslims in Germany have also claimed October 3 as Open Mosque Day [Tag der offenen Moschee], a day when non-Muslims are allowed to visit mosques.

Major German newspapers have greeted the news with apparent resignation, and have published editorials with titles such as "When Mosques Replace Churches," "Tenant Allah," "Christian on the Outside, Muslim on the Inside," and "The New Normal." But political and religious leaders have been more circumspect; many have responded to the situation with a sense of unease and foreboding.

Marcus Weinberg, the leader of the Christian Democratic Party (CDU) in Hamburg, said: "I am opposed to this. Even if the transaction is legally permissible, the conversion of a former church into a mosque will do little to improve cultural and religious coexistence in the area." He has appealed to city officials to meet with the Al-Nour Center to discuss "attractive building alternatives."

Helge Adolphsen, the former senior pastor of St. Michael's Church, the most iconic church in Hamburg, said: "This is the breaking of a dam." Hat tip: Eye On The World
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