Sunday, March 3, 2013

Our soldiers' safety in Mindanao... and Misuari's offer

Our soldiers' safety in Mindanao... and Misuari's offer


Our soldiers' safety in Mindanao... and Misuari's offer

Posted: 03 Mar 2013 10:11 AM PST

The 'war' in Lahad Datu rages on. The invaders from 'Sulu Sultanate' refused to leave while their king Sultan Kiram said his followers will remain in Sabah 'till their last blood'.

No winner at the moment. We lost 7 policemen while the Sulu lost 16. However, this is not we wanted - a tragically bloody encounter that could have been avoided had Kiram asked them to leave and return to Mindanao.

Mindanao? It petrifies me. We have some soldiers in Mindanao as observer to the peace plan which came into effect at Malacanang last year when PM Najib witnesses it.

What if... yes... what if the Sulu and the Muslims in southern Philippines take revenge and vent their frustration and anger on them. As most of them are supporters of the 'invasion', our Ministry of Defense should monitor our soldiers there because they can be outnumbered anytime.

Thank you to Manila for issuing the reminder yesterday - for Malaysian soldiers in Mindanao to observe caution.

And now, chairman of Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) Nur Misuari is offering his assistance to stop the war in Sabah and persuade the Pinoys to lay down their arms and return to where the belonged.

I am not sure what else can convince Kiram that its not the right way to push for his claim on Sabah because President Aquino himself had failed.

However, I believe we should give Misuari the chance. The only thing is that, he cannot tell Kuala Lumpur not to send more troops to Lahad Datu and Semporna. Its not his turf!

But he better give it a try. Talk to Kiram again. If he is still defiant, all doors to negotiation are closed!

Nur Misuari, chair of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) says he is willing to mediate on the tension between Malaysia and the Sultanate of Sulu on the disputed island of Sabah, where violence erupted after a clash between the Sultanate's police force and the Malaysian army.
He said he is willing to go to Sabah and talk to the troops who launched a standoff, "in a brotherly way."
The MNLF leader said the governor of Tawi-Tawi Sadikul Sahali  and "somebody from the national government" has pleaded with him to join an entourage going to Kuala Lumpur and Sabah.   "They want me to contact these young people, tapos ngunit ngayon, aywan ko (but now, I don't know)," he said.
Misuari said another way of solving the problem, is by making an appeal to his friend Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.   He claims the Prime Minister is a cousin of his grand nephew,  whose grandfathers are brothers. "So I intend to send him there, to talk to Najib and persuade him to desist from sending more forces [in Sabah]."
- See more at: http://davaotoday.com/main/2013/03/03/we-can-still-stop-this-war-says-misuari-on-the-sabah-standoff/#sthash.egNfiHSQ.dpuf
Nur Misuari, chair of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) says he is willing to mediate on the tension between Malaysia and the Sultanate of Sulu on the disputed island of Sabah, where violence erupted after a clash between the Sultanate's police force and the Malaysian army.
He said he is willing to go to Sabah and talk to the troops who launched a standoff, "in a brotherly way."
The MNLF leader said the governor of Tawi-Tawi Sadikul Sahali  and "somebody from the national government" has pleaded with him to join an entourage going to Kuala Lumpur and Sabah.   "They want me to contact these young people, tapos ngunit ngayon, aywan ko (but now, I don't know)," he said.
Misuari said another way of solving the problem, is by making an appeal to his friend Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.   He claims the Prime Minister is a cousin of his grand nephew,  whose grandfathers are brothers. "So I intend to send him there, to talk to Najib and persuade him to desist from sending more forces [in Sabah]."
- See more at: http://davaotoday.com/main/2013/03/03/we-can-still-stop-this-war-says-misuari-on-the-sabah-standoff/#sthash.egNfiHSQ.dpuf

Sad Mom

Posted: 03 Mar 2013 08:52 AM PST

Miki, siang tadi Mummy marah-marah Miki sebab Miki naughty tapi sekarang pukul 1 pagi, Miki dah tidur dan Mummy rasa guilty.

Mummy sayang Miki…
:( :( :(

Kata Dua Najib Tak Diindahkan: Sudah 6 Polis Terbunuh

Posted: 03 Mar 2013 10:01 AM PST


Terkini: 6 polis maut, 6 anggota kumpulan bersenjata terbunuh

LAHAD DATU - Seorang lagi anggota polis terkorban dalam serangan hendap sekumpulan lelaki bersenjata di Kampung Sri Jaya, Siminul, Semporna, Sabah semalam, menjadikan jumlah terkini anggota polis yang terkorban dalam insiden tersebut kepada enam orang.

Ketua Polis Negara Tan Sri Ismail Omar berkata, enam anggota kumpulan bersenjata itu juga terbunuh dalam kejadian pukul 8 malam di perkampungan atas air itu.

Dalam operasi 'menyelamat' yang dilancarkan hari ini dan berakhir kira-kira 7 malam, Ismail berkata, polis turut berjaya mengeluarkan 19 anggota polis dengan selamat dari Kampung Sri Jaya Simunul itu.

Pada sidang media kira-kira 9 malam tadu di Felda Sahabat, Kampung Tanduo di sini, Ismail berkata enam mayat anggota polis yang terkorban itu dihantar ke Hospital Semporna.

"Identiti mangsa akan dimaklumkan kepada anggota keluarga terlebih dahulu sebelum dipaparkan di laman web rasmi PDRM," katanya.

Pada sidang media terdahulu hari ini, Ismail mengumumkan lima anggota polis terkorban dalam insiden itu manakala dua anggota kumpulan itu terbunuh.

Pada sidang media sebelum ini, beliau berkata kelima-lima anggota polis dari Ibu Pejabat Polis Daerah Semporna itu ditugas untuk menjalankan siasatan di kampung berkenaan berikutan polis mendapat maklumat mengenai sekumpulan lelaki bersenjata di kampung itu.

Ismail juga memberitahu sidang media terdahulu itu bahawa anggota polis itu ditembak semasa menuju ke sebuah premis di kampung berkenaan dan mereka membalas tembakan untuk mempertahankan diri.

Pada sidang media malam ini, Ismail menafikan terdapat insiden anggota polis yang didakwa menjadi tebusan kumpulan bersenjata itu dipenggal kepalanya.

"Itu hanya khabar angin dan saya minta orang ramai supaya tidak mempercayai sebarang khabar angin," katanya.

Beliau memaklumkan keadaan di kampung berkenaan kini kembali seperti biasa. - Bernama


Polis masih cuba bawa keluar anggota yang gugur


Pasukan keselamatan Malaysia masih belum berjaya membawa keluar kesemua lima mayat anggotanya yang menjadi korban kumpulan bersenjata dalam kejadian pada malam semalam di Semporna.

Ketua polis Sabah Datuk Hamza Taib berkata pertentangan di antara pasukan keselamatan kita dengan kumpulan bersenjata tersebut, dianggarkan kurang dari 10 orang, masih berlarutan di Kampung Sri Jaya Simunul.

Katanya, polis menjalankan usaha untuk membawa keluar mayat berkenaan daripada perkampungan yang terdiri daripada rangkaian rumah di atas air itu.

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Hamzah ketika diminta menjelaskan berkata, sebahagian daripada mayat berkenaan telah dikeluarkan namun beliau enggan mendedahkan jumlahnya.

Bercakap dalam sidang media di Lahad Datu hari ini, beliau berkata operasi tersebut berbahaya jika dilakukan pada waktu mala Ditanya sekiranya penduduk kampung itu juga terkorban, Hamzah berkata beliau tidak dapat memastikan perkara itu.

Tambahnya, polis juga hanya akan dapat memastikan keadaan mayat anggota berkenaan selepas bedah siasat.

Ketua polis negara Tan Sri Ismail Omar pagi ini berkata lima anggota polis terbunuh akibat serang hendap selepas memasuki kampung berkenaan susulan dakwaan terdapat individu membawa senjata di kampung tersebut.

Hamzah berkata polis sedang menyiasat sama ada kumpulan bersenjata tersebut baru tiba atau sudah lama menetap di situ.
-mk


မႏၱေလးတြင္ သံဃာေတာ္မ်ားကို အစၥလာမ္ဘာသာဝင္မ်ားက ဗလီမ်ားလိုက္လံျပသရန္ စီစဥ္ (The Voice Weekly Vol.9/No.9 )

Posted: 03 Mar 2013 06:21 AM PST

မႏၱေလးတြင္ သံဃာေတာ္မ်ားကို အစၥလာမ္ဘာသာဝင္မ်ားက ဗလီမ်ားလိုက္လံျပသရန္ စီစဥ္ (The Voice Weekly Vol.9/No.9 )
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ရန္ကုန္၊ ေဖေဖာ္ဝါရီ ၂၈

ၿမိဳ႕ေတာ္တြင္ေနထိုင္ေသာ အစလၥ ာမ္ဘာသာဝင္မ်ားက ဗုဒၶဘာသာရဟန္းေတာ္မ်ားကိုပင့္ဖိတ္၍ ၄င္းတို႔၏ဗလီေက်ာင္းမ်ားကို လိုက္လံျပသမည္ျဖစ္ေၾကာင္း စီစဥ္သူမ်ားတြင္ပါဝင္သူ ဦးေမာင္ေမာင္ (ေရႊကရဝိတ္) The Voice Weekly သို႔ ေျပာၾကားသည္။

"သက္ေတာ္ႀကီးရင့္တဲ့ ဆရာေတာ္ႀကီးေတြကိုေတာ့ မပင့္ေတာ့ဘဲ အမ်ိဳးသားႏိုင္ငံေရး ႏိုးၾကားတက္ၾကြၿပီး မိမိတို႔နဲ႔ ဘာသာလူမ်ိဳးမခြဲျခားဘဲ မိတ္ဖက္ ရဟန္းေတာ္မ်ားကို ပင့္ဖိတ္သြားမွာပါ။ ဆရာေတာ္ေတြကို ဆြမ္းဆက္ကပ္ သြားဖို႔လည္း ရွိပါတယ္" ဟု ၄င္းက
ဆက္လက္ေျပာဆိုသည္။

ယင္းအစီအစဥ္ကို မတ္လပထမ အပတ္အတြင္းျပဳလုပ္ရန္စီစဥ္ထားေသာ္ လည္း သက္ဆိုင္ရာ ေဒသအာဏာပိုင္မ်ား ထံတြင္ ခြင့္ျပဳမိန္႔ေတာင္းရန္ရွိေသးသျဖင့္ ရက္အတိအက်ေျပာရန္ ခက္ေသး ေၾကာင္း စီစဥ္သူမ်ားထံမွသိရွိရသည္။

"ဗုဒၶဘာသာဘက္က ဆရာေတာ္ေတြ သိခ်င္တာေတြကို ကြ်န္ေတာ္တို႔ ဘာသာဘက္က တာဝန္ရွိတဲ့သူေတြက ေျပာျပမယ္။ ေျဖၾကားေပးမယ္။ ကြ်န္ေတာ္ တို႔ဘုရားေက်ာင္းဗလီေတြမွာ ဘာေတြရွိတယ္၊ မရွိဘူးဆိုတာကို ေခၚျပတဲ့သေဘာပါ။ ၿပီးေတာ့ ဗုဒၶဘာသာဆရာေတာ္ေတြနဲ႔
ရင္းႏွီးမႈယူတဲ့သေဘာပါ" ဟု ဦးေမာင္ေမာင္(ေရႊကရဝိတ္)က သံုးသပ္ေျပာဆိုသည္

အဆိုပါ ဗလီမ်ား တည္ေဆာက္ထားျခင္းသည္ ထင္သာျမင္သာ မရွိသျဖင့္ ၄င္းတို႔အစီအစဥ္ကို ႀကိဳဆိုေၾကာင္း မႏၱေလးမစိုးရိမ္ေက်ာင္းတိုက္မွ ဆရာေတာ္ အရွင္ဝီရသူကThe Voice Weekly သို႔ မိန္႔ၾကားသည္။

လူမႈကြန္ရက Website စာမ်က္ႏွာမ်ားတြင္ မႏၱေလးၿမိဳ႕၏ ဗလီတစ္ခုတြင္လက္နက္မ်ား ဝွက္ထားသည္ဟူ၍ ေရးသားမႈမ်ား ရွိေသာေၾကာင့္ ယင္းသို႔ စီစဥ္ရျခင္းျဖစ္ေၾကာင္း ယင္းစီစဥ္သူမ်ားထံမွ သိရွိရသည္။


Wirathu delivered Hate Speech in Ya Mae Thin & entered illegally into the barricaded Mosque

Posted: 03 Mar 2013 06:17 AM PST

Wirathu delivered Hate Speech in Ya Mae Thin & entered illegally into the barricaded Mosque

March 1 2013 M Media Zarni

Kan Gyee Masjid

Photo: Kan Gyi Mosque which photo is distributed in social media and propagated to instill hatred against Muslims, is not located inside the compound of pagoda. The wall between these two compounds was teared down by illegal means.

There has been significant increase in anti Muslim incidents in Ya Mae Thin these days, the locals said.

"After the incident during football match, the condition became calm. However, on Feb 25 at 8 pm there was a preaching ceremony held in front of Min Kyaung School, Ba Ma Ka East quarter, Ya Mae Thin. Monk Wirathu preached there. The whole sermon is filled with anti-Muslim hatred. He said all the mosques are built illegally and we must protest against these buildings. This was on Feb 25th night.

Next day, Feb 26th morning, the Shwe Zee Gone Pagoda Management Committee and NLD members headed by Wirathu, entered illegally into the mosque which is located near the pagoda and barricaded by the authority since 2007. There, he said the existence of mosque within the pagoda's compound indicates the weakness and fault of Township Management Committee and he continues anti Muslim hate speech.

On Feb 26th evening, there was a literature talk. U Maung Maung, Daw Paw Shwe, U Bhone (Chemistry) and Poet Nyi Min Nyo gave lectures. Poet Nyi Min Nyo talked only about literature, but the other three people gave hate speeches. U Bhone (Chemistry) said we must abandon all the Muslims from Burma. If not, Myanmar will become like Indonesia and Malaysia. He said as if Myanmar Muslims are Taliban. Daw Paw Shwe also said all Muslims are Bangalis who invaded into Myanmar recently. These all are hate speeches.

On 27th, some students from GTI distributed anti Muslim pamphlets. I received one. I will send that to you. Muslim youths made complaints to Township Management Committee and Religious Officer, but the Township Officer only reply that they reported these incidents to the authority.

I also would like to explain about Kan Gyi Mosque. U Tun Win knows detail and he can tell you everything." said U Aung Aung from Ya Mae Thin to M-Media.

When M-Media asked about the mosque to U Tun Win, he explained

"Kan Gyi Mosque was built since 500 years ago. This is not in the Shwe See Gon pagoda's compound, however the compounds of two religious buildings are next to each other. In 1994, Muslims house near the pagoda were evicted. It was done by Major Kyaw Kyaw Tun, head of Military Intelligent Unit 22. He is the husband of Ma Nwe Ni Aung, nephew of General Khin Nyunt. These Muslim houses are not illegal settlements. These existed since long times ago. Even at that time, they did not assume the mosque as illegal settlement. The mosque had its compound.

In 2006, anonymous people teared down the walls of the mosque. The Mosque Management Committee chairman, U Myint Tun and secretary, U Khin Maung who reported the authority about that incident were sentenced 6 months in prison. Chairman U Myint Tun died recently. The southern and western sides of the walls were crushed down but the eastern and northern sides are there till today.

In 2007, Township Management Committee sealed the mosque by giving a reason that the District Commander ordered to do so but not issued any document regarding this. It is not true that the authority issued the order to demolish the mosque. I will send the photos of the mosque before the walls were flattened", U Tun Win said.


Mom, I miss you so very much!

Posted: 02 Mar 2013 05:33 PM PST


I picked up this interesting write-up from someone's facebook posting. It brought a lump to my throat. Of course, it was copied from somewhere else too. Everything seems lost when the original post is copied and recopied along the way. Without contributing to its viral effect on social media, let me reproduce the write-up here and dedicate it to both mothers and children everywhere. Most of all, I'd like to dedicate it to my own dear Mom who passed away in 1985. My children never got to know their grandmother.

"Your Mother carried you inside of her womb for nine whole months. She felt sick for months with nausea, then she watched her feet swell and her skin stretch and tear. She struggled to climb stairs, she got breathless quickly and even a simple task like putting on her shoes was a huge struggle for her. 

"She suffered many sleepless nights while you kicked and squirmed inside of her and while you demanded that she scoffed junk at three o'clock in the morning. 

"She then went through EXCRUCIATING PAIN to bring you into this world. She became your nurse, your chef, your maid, your chauffeur, your biggest fan, your teacher, your agony aunt and your best friend. 

"She's struggled for you, cried over you, fought for you, put herself second for you, hoped the best for you and has driven herself insane with worry for you but never has she asked for anything in return because she loves you and did it all on love alone! 

"Most of us take our Mums for granted but there are people who have lost or have never even seen theirs. If you have a loving Mother who did all of this for you, you are very lucky! Never devalue her worth because one day, you'll wish you hadn't!"

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Lahad Datu: UMNO Cakap Ini Semua Salah Anwar Ibrahim

Posted: 03 Mar 2013 07:05 AM PST

Anwar beri amaran, jangan heret beliau dalam isu di Lahad Datu

PERMATANG PAUH 3 Mac: Ketua Umum KEADILAN, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim memberi amaran kepada Umno BN agar tidak mengheret beliau dalam isu di Lahad Datu, Sabah.

Malah kata Anwar, sesiapa saja yang memfitnah dengan membabitkan namanya dalam isu pencerobohan tentera 'Sultan Sulu', di Lahad Datu akan berdepan tindakan undang-undang.

"Saya akan saman Utusan (Malaysia) sekali lagi minggu depan kerana cuba memfitnah dengan mengheret saya dalam isu pencerobohan di Lahad Datu," katanya ketika berucap di hadapan hampir 5000 hadirin di tapak parkir, Pasar Tenggiri, Seberang Jaya semalam.

Beliau juga mempertikaikan bagaimana pencerobohan perairan negara boleh bolos hingga memberi ruang kepada musuh mengancam keselamatan negara.

"Ini membuktikan betapa lemahnya pertahanan serta kepimpinan negara hingga pencerobohan yang menggugat keselamatan negara boleh berlaku sejak tiga minggu yang lalu.


"Sebagai rakyat Malaysia, saya tetap mahu kedaulatan negara serta bumi Malaysia dipertahankan," ujarnya serius.

Anwar juga menyelar Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, kerana tidak memberi peluang kepadanya menjawab segala tuduhan membabitkan pencerobohan Lahad Datu.

Ia juga mencabar Najib supaya tidak menjadi pengecut dengan berselindung di sebalik media arus perdana, tanpa memberi ruang yang sama kepadanya untuk membalas kritikan.

Hadir sama dalam majlis tersebut ialah Timbalan Ketua Menteri I Pulau Pinang, Datuk Mansor Othman, Lt.

Jeneral(B)Datuk Abdul Ghafir Abd Hamid dan pimpinan PR Pulau Pinang.


Dasar keselamatan negara yang lemah tapi Umno salahkan Anwar


BATU PAHAT 2 MAC: Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim menyifatkan kegagalan kerajaan menyelesaikan kes pencerobohan di Lahad Datu, Sabah dengan baik antara punca yang mengakibatkan dua komando polis terbunuh.

"Di Lahad Datu, kita dukacita, dan ucap takziah kepada pasukan keselamatan yang ditempatkan untuk pertahankan bumi Malaysia. Kita doakan untuk mereka.

"Ini kelemahan dasar keselamatan kerajaan. Sudah masuk dua minggu, menteri baru nak pergi melawat," katanya ketika berucap depan 5,000 hadirin di Markaz PAS Sungai Tongkang, Rengit, Batu Pahat, 2 Mac.

Ketua Umum KEADILAN itu kesal kerana pemimpin Umno BN memutar belit isu keselamatan negara sebagai bahan fitnah terhadapnya tanpa mengambil kira soal keamanan.

"Tapi Umno cakap, ini semua salah Anwar Ibrahim. Aku juga yang dipersalahkan.

"Kerja fitnah sahaja Umno. Dia orang Melayu, Islam tapi tidak peduli langsung apa yang hak dan apa yang batil,"
katanya.

Beliau mengulas kes pencerobohan Lahad Datu yang menyebabkan dua komando polis terbunuh dalam pertempuran dengan kumpulan yang dikenali pengikut Sultan Sulu di Kampung Tanduo, Lahad Datu.

Dua komando terbunuh ialah Inspektor Zulkifli Mamat dan Koperal Sabarudin Daud, kedua-duanya dari VAT69, unit komando elit polis yang ditugas untuk menangani gerakan anti-keganasan dan operasi khas.

-KD


Berapa Kos Iklan Pulihkan Imej Najib di Youtube?

Posted: 03 Mar 2013 04:16 AM PST


Belum lagi terjawab berapakah jumlah yang telah dibelanjakan dari duit rakyat untuk membeli semuka penuh iklan di akhbar Washington Post bagi tujuan mengucapkan tahniah kepada Rosmah pada April 2011 lalu, kini terpampang pula iklan Moving Forward Together With Najib Raza' di laman utama Youtube.

Promosi habis-habisan pembinaan imej Presiden Umno dalam rangka untuk mengekalkan tampuk kuasa menjelang PRU13 ini, tentunya menelan jutaan ringgit lagi wang rakyat.

Tak cukup dengan memanipulasikan segenap ruang media perdana yang ada di Malaysia, sedang berlangsung sekarang jelajah Presiden dan Timbalan Presiden Umno ke seluruh negara untuk berkempen yang kosnya juga dibayar dari wang rakyat, menggunakan kemudahan milik rakyat sama ada pesawat khas yang dinaiki, helikopter, sekolah atau premis milik rakyat, peruntukan jamuan yang dibayar dari duit rakyat, cenderahati untuk Presiden Umno juga dibeli dari duit rakyat, belum lagi dikira kakitangan kerajaan yang sepatutnya berkhidmat untuk rakyat tetapi dikerah hadir ke program Presiden Umno dengan dibayar sagu hati dari duit rakyat juga.

Pendek kata setiap langkah yang diatur Presiden Umno bagi tujuan kempen mengekalkan kuasa ditanggung oleh rakyat. Takrif rakyat tentunya bermakna bukan hanya yang penyokong Umno dan BN.

Memang tepat ungkapan bahawa Umno akan mati bila hilang kuasa, kerana tonik yang memacu kelangsungan umno adalah wang dan wang tersebut adalah wang rakyat!

Hanya dengan memiliki kuasa yang membolehkan wang rakyat menjadi wang Umno!

Bagaimana caranya?

Sangat mudah bagi mereka yang berada di puncak kuasa.

BR1M, Bantuan Awal Persekolahan semuanya dari duit rakyat, tetapi sebelum menerimanya, rakyat dipaksa mendengar ucapan berbentuk bebelan panjang dari pemimpin-pemimpin Umno yang bersyarah seolah-olah duit tersebut mak bapak Umno yang bagi.

Persoalan lain, dengan promosi habis-habisan apakah posisi Umno benar-benar terdesak dan berada dalam kedudukan defensif menjelang 'pertempuran' paling sengit di medan PRU13 nanti? -HD

Are We Being Attacked?

Posted: 02 Mar 2013 08:35 PM PST

Sabah...many of us have not been there.
Will we win this battle?

Will it escalate into a more bloody situation?
Let us pray our army, police and security personnel stationed there will survive in one piece.

We are already sad for those who died..
Hopefully there will not be more..
May Allah SWT keep them safe from harm..Ameen.

How on earth did these Sulu intruders manage to easily camp themselves on our shores?
Many of us on the mainland are not aware of how Sabahan people really live.
Who are they? Where do they originate from..

Maybe they were neglected in a way?
We find them very precious now..the land and whatever there lies in Sabah.

Did the villagers there give these invaders a helping hand to enter Lahad Datu with ease?
Why were our security not alerted of this threat?

We have so many questions now..
Most of us didn't care to know about Sabah before this..

Sabah and Sarawak..they are always mentioned and rhymed together.
We must now give due attention and not take Sabah for granted anymore..and Sarawak too..




Please Be Forewarned.

Posted: 03 Mar 2013 01:09 AM PST

For the past few months, I have been reading endlessly about technology. I even approached an IT manager to apprentice at his shop free of charge as long as I could learn as much as I could. He was visibly shocked although a tad happy but till now, I have yet to get back to him with regards to the arrangement as I have so little time to do what I really want to do because of my added commitment in life - my dog.

For the past three days, ever since I wrote my blog post on Time To Clean Up, I have been cleaning up my one particular social media account which I will not mention as I do not want this post to show up in any Google search or any other search engine. That is why this blog has not been updated. Serious housekeeping operation. I have:
  • untagged myself from hundred of photos that others tagged of me e.g.articles, jokes, comics and all kinds of stuff and I still have about 500 more to go!
  • deleted thousands of comments
  • cleaned up by unliking what I liked
  • removing urls from my wall
  • limiting audience for various posts/albums/photos/updates
  • etc etc
This afternoon, I reached my 2008 activity record and to my horror, there were thousands of html scripts in there. I nearly went berserk! Remember - once that application I alluded to in the post Time to Clean Up is launched - it will be a field day for stalkers and all kinds of weirdoes. And anyone can generate a detailed report on their target by using that computational engine I mentioned. Think again before you post anything on your wall, or like anything or share any photos because all your contacts and their contacts etc and everything about them will be linked to you and vice versa.

OMG!! Why on earth did I play all those games in 2007 to 2008 before blogging fever took over? I used to play Vampires, Slayers, Zombies, Pet Society, Scrabble, Scrabulous, Lexulous, Counter Strike Red Alert and easily twenty more games in that social media platform. And I am not exaggerating when I tell you that there were some days when I had hundred of those updates from the games applications. Imagine the tedious process of deleting each and every item. :-( And I have yet to finish. It would be easier to delete the whole account but it would be a tiresome task to add the contacts again!

I kid you not when I say I fell asleep at the laptop clicking hide or block or delete. And then I found a shortcut.

Until a few days ago, I thought I had already observed safe habits when using that social media but alas, I thought it was safe, but in reality, it was not.

Yesterday, a girlfriend approached me for some assistance. She is due to deliver her second baby in the middle of the month and had this uneasy feeling that something was amiss with her dear better half. She asked me if there was any way of finding out the telephone numbers that have been deleted in the phone log. I advised her to approach the telco company but was informed that his number is mysteriously registered under his friend's name and a host of other mysteries. I tried to guide her as to how to convince her telco company that she is the legal spouse etc but I knew it was hopeless as the owner of the number is not her better half. Then she asked me what else she could do.

Off I went on a search as to how to track the location of a phone/its owner/log record etc and I opened Pandora's box. I am now fully convinced that the best telephone for me is the ancient Nokia 3310 which has served me brilliantly since the 1990's no kidding! Mind you, I am still using the original casing. It has NEVER given me any problems even though I have dropped it many times. It has even rolled down two flights of stairs and survived! To date, I have only changed the battery ONCE!



If you care to look hard enough, you will discover how dangerous it is to use any form of smart phone of any brand.

All it takes is one of those applications (surf on your own...all it takes is about half an hour for you to get the best of the many methods available) and once it is installed and activated, the other party will be able to do the following after only a 30 second connection with the target:

  • read the target's sms messages, emails
  • go through web history
  • view/copy/delete contact list
  • track the target's location any time
  • erase and wipe SIM card
  • erase and wipe iMei number of device
  • copy all data/files and that includes your photographs
  • etc etc
I am thankful only less than thirty relatives and trusted friends know my android phone numbers. Sometimes, I change phone numbers and never inform those with whom I have no desire to be in contact with any more. Also, I never answer calls from alien numbers. In fact, I seldom use the phone now (cost-cutting measure as well for retirees like me) and neither do I write/check emails as often as I used to. To illustrate, it took me two weeks to open my cousin's e-card and another three weeks before I replied his email. Technology is simply not safe at all!!! Now I understand what I read sometime in August last year that the next wave will be via smart phones and there is no escape - er unless you go back to ancient telephones like what I have done. Bless my lau beh Nokia!!! Besides, I do not want to expose myself to unnecessary EMF or RF radiation - the effects of which are irreversible!

Of course my students who saw me using my museum piece asked me why I had abandoned my smart phone....and then I explained that I would rather pay for a telephone call and sms than use whatsapp except for people whom I REALLY trust!

For those who begin to use smart phones, the first thing they do is to install as many applications as possible. Bad news!!!! Never ever do that because almost 50% of applications are known to contain malicious scripts and loopholes and you know the rest of the story.






*coughs*

And if you think I am paranoid....mua ha ha...I am most certainly not. Please consider this excerpt from a report published a few days ago:

The Android OS is now installed on hundreds of millions of devices.  In Q3 2012 alone, 122 million Android devices were sold, compared to 60 million for the same period in 2011 (Gartner – November 2012).  Cybercriminals have clearly taken notice of the huge number of devices, as evidenced by the explosive growth of Android malware over the last year. 
Commtouch's Internet Threats Trend Report released today includes figures for Android malware growth over the last few months.  Although January's level was still astonishingly high (over 178,000 unique samples) it did represent a 16% drop from the over 214,000 samples collected in December 2012.  Commtouch's AV Lab analysts have explained that the December levels may have been an anomaly. MORE HERE.

Finally, please download and read this pdf report:

Trends for 2013 - Astounding growth of mobile malware produced by ESET.

Android malware could reach the 1 million mark by year's end by Zack Whittaker in ZDnet.

Excerpt:


Summary: One security firm warns that Android malware could rocket this year and hit the 1 million milestone, as malware writers and hackers continue to target post-PC platforms.

Security firm Trend Micro's predictions for 2013 include one potentially concerning consideration: The post-PC malware threat has truly arrived, and Android will take the brunt of the targeted nasties throughout this year.
According to the security giant and anti-malware maker, 2012 showed that malware writers, spammers, and hackers have begun to capitalize upon the mobile market, with a particularly keen eye for attacking the Android platform. Not only does Google-owned Android have the greatest market share, therefore making it an easier target, it also has a more open platform to work with, compared to Windows Phone or the iOS-based platforms. MORE HERE.
Another article worth reading:

Forbes report: Android Malware Quadruples Between 2011 And 2012

I hope you all have disabled your J***. If you do not know what I am talking about, please read:

Warning to disable

THIS REPORT

How to Uninstall

As for me, I spend very little time online these days. I check my mails once a few days. Get online to read tech stuff and NO POLITICAL stuff. A doctor friend called me from UK last night and asked me about Lahad Datu and was shocked when I told him I don't know anything except there is some standoff happening.

And why?

Simple.

Reading all that and acquiring such knowledge does nothing for me except to get angrier. It is the same with political news.

True. I used to blog on political issues but that is history. From 2008 till January 6th 2012, I realised dreams and idealism can never match the cruel reality of the real world so I decided to concentrate on things that affect people directly i.e. health and inspiration. I could have written volumes on political issues and ranted till the cows come home but I know it could never rock the boat with much impact because there are things beyond our control and things controlled by unseen hands. Also, people in the limelight may not be who they project themselves to be so why bother. Now, I only bother about people who matter - my family, a handful of genuine friends and my former students.

Hence, I devote my time to things that matter - health topics, tech issues, pet stries,  jokes to brighten our days and current global issues that affect this side of the planet because many still do not see the bigger picture of things.

So, do something good for yourself today. Stick to all the ancient phones that cost less than 100RM. Even those which served you for many years with no problems. Stick to those phones where you can get the battery easily!

Simplicity. That is what matters to me now.

So, I have gone down to the basics of enjoying life one day at a time, sipping my Rooibos tea, then green tea and jasmine or pu-er in the evenings while reading books again.

And like what I mentioned, this blog will be eventually open to subscribed readers only. If you still have not subscribed to the feed, kindly do so by looking out for the RSS feed. Once the other site is ready, Thanks!

Have a pleasant evening.








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လူရည္ခြ်န္ စီမံကိန္း ျပန္စ

Posted: 02 Mar 2013 11:02 PM PST

LYCx
I am proud that this news used my picture from my blog and thanks them for acknowledging this. Actually this pic is given by Rector Prof Dr Than Win. He and me are are seen 2nd. from Lt and Rt in this photo.
လူရည္ခြ်န္ စီမံကိန္း ျပန္စ
ရန္ပိုင္| March 1, 2013ႏွစ္ေပါင္း ၂၅ ႏွစ္ၾကာ ရပ္နားထားခဲ့သည့္ လူရည္ခြ်န္ စီမံကိန္းကုိ အစုိးရသစ္ ပညာေရး ၀န္ႀကီးဌာနက ၂၀၁၂ – ၂၀၁၃ ပညာသင္ႏွစ္မွ စတင္ကာ ျပန္လည္ အေကာင္အထည္ ေဖာ္ေနၿပီ ျဖစ္သည္။
တႏုိင္ငံလုံးရွိ အ႒မ တန္း၊ န၀မတန္း၊ ဒသမ တန္းမွ ေက်ာင္းသားေပါင္း ၄၇၀ကုိ လူရည္ခြ်န္အျဖစ္ ေရြးခ်ယ္ထားၿပီး၊ အမည္စာ ရင္း ကုိ ၿပီးခဲ့သည့္ အဂၤါေန႔ထုတ္ အစုိးရ သတင္းစာမ်ားတြင္ ေဖာ္ျပထားသည္။ေရြးခ်ယ္ရာတြင္ တႏုိင္ငံလုံးရွိ ၅၂ ခရုိင္မွ ထူးခြ်န္ထက္ျမက္သည့္ ေက်ာင္းသားမ်ား၏ ပညာရည္ႏွင့္ ဗဟုသုတ အပါအ၀င္ ေရးေျဖ၊ ႏႈတ္ေျဖႏွင့္ ကာယႀကံ့ခုိင္မႈကုိ အေျခခံၿပီး ေက်ာင္း၊ ၿမိဳ႕နယ္၊ ခရုိင္ဟု အဆင့္ ၃ဆင့္ စစ္ေဆးၿပီးမွ ေရြးခ်ယ္သည္ဟု ပညာေရး စီမံကိန္းႏွင့္ ေလ့က်င့္ေရး ဦးစီးဌာနက ဆုိသည္။အဆုိပါ ဌာန ညြန္ၾကားေရးမႉး ဦးဆန္းလြင္က"လူငယ္ေတြ တဦးကုိတဦး ခ်စ္ၾကည္ရင္းႏွီးမယ္၊ ခရီးေတြသြားရေတာ့ ေဒသႏၲရ ဗဟုသုတ ရေစခ်င္တာေၾကာင့္ ဒီစီမံကိန္းကုိ ျပန္စတာပါ"ဟု ေျပာသည္။ေရြးခ်ယ္ခံ လူရည္ခြ်န္ ေက်ာင္းသားမ်ား၌ အ႒မတန္း ေက်ာင္းသားမ်ားကုိ ပုဂံ-ပုပၸားေဒသ၊ န၀မတန္း ေက်ာင္းသားမ်ားကုိ ရွမ္းျပည္ ေတာင္ပုိင္း အင္းေလးကန္ ေဒသတ၀ုိက္၊ ဒသမတန္း ေက်ာင္းသားမ်ားကုိ ဧရာ၀တီတုိင္း ေငြေဆာင္ကမ္းေျခသုိ႔ အပန္းေျဖ ခရီး သြားေရာက္ကာ ေနျပည္ေတာ္၌ စခန္းသိမ္းပြဲ ျပဳလုပ္မည္ ျဖစ္သည္ဟု ဆိုသည္။

ယခု စီမံကိန္းကုိ ၁၉၆၄ ခုႏွစ္ ေတာ္လွန္ေရးေကာင္စီ လက္ထက္ ဆုိရွယ္လစ္ေခတ္ ပညာေရးစနစ္ လူရည္ခြ်န္စီမံကိန္းအတုိင္း ျပန္လည္ အေကာင္အထည္ ေဖာ္ျခင္း ျဖစ္ေၾကာင္း သိရသည္။

ဆုိရွယ္လစ္ေခတ္ လူရည္ခြ်န္စီမံကိန္းမွာ သတၱမတန္းမွ စတင္ကာ တကၠသုိလ္တန္းမ်ားအထိ ေရြးခ်ယ္ၿပီး ရန္ကုန္ အင္းလ်ားေလး လူငယ္စခန္းမွေန၍ အင္းေလး ေခါင္တုိင္၊ ငပလီ ေရႊ၀ါခ်ိဳင္ လူရည္ခြ်န္စခန္းႏွင့္ စက္စဲ ေမာင္းမကန္၊ ပုပၸား၊ ျပင္ဦးလြင္၊ က်ိဳင္း ေတာင္း ေရတံခြန္ စသည့္ေဒသမ်ားသုိ႔ အပန္းေျဖခရီးအျပင္ ဗဟုသုတ ရရွိေစရန္ စက္ရုံ၊ အလုပ္ရုံ၊ ေက်ာင္းမ်ားကုိ ေလ့လာေရး ျပဳလုပ္ ေစသည္။

ထုိစဥ္က လူရည္ခြ်န္မ်ားကုိ စစ္တပ္ပုံစံအတုိင္း တပ္ခြဲ၊ တပ္စုမ်ားဖြဲ႔စည္းထားကာ အထက္ေအာက္ အုပ္ခ်ဳပ္ေစၿပီး၊ ဦးထုပ္၊ လည္စည္း၊ အက်ႌအျဖဴႏွင့္ ေဘာင္းဘီရွည္ အစိမ္းေရာင္၊ ကင္းဗတ္ဖိနပ္ မ်ားကုိ ၀တ္ဆင္ေစသည္။

စခန္း သြင္းထားစဥ္အတြင္း အသိပညာ ဗဟုသုတ ရရွိေစရန္ စာေရးဆရာ၊ ကဗ်ာဆရာႀကီးမ်ား အစရွိသည့္ ထင္ရွားေသာ ပုဂၢိဳလ္ႀကီး မ်ားကုိ ဖိတ္ေခၚကာ ေဟာေျပာပြဲမ်ားလည္း ျပဳလုပ္ေပးသည္။

လူရည္ခြ်န္စီမံကိန္း စတင္စဥ္က ဘက္စုံထူးခြ်န္ထက္ျမက္သည့္ ေက်ာင္းသားမ်ားကုိ မွန္ကန္စြာေရြးခ်ယ္ႏုိင္ခဲ့ေသာ္လည္း ေနာက္ ပုိင္းတြင္မူ အုပ္ခ်ဳပ္သူ ပါတီ၊ ေကာင္စီ၀င္မ်ားႏွင့္ နီးစပ္သူမ်ားကို ဦးစားေပးေရြးခ်ယ္လာသည္ဟု လူအမ်ား၏ ေျပာဆုိေ၀ဖန္မႈမ်ားရွိခဲ့ သည္။

အေရွ႕ ဥေရာပ ဆုိရွယ္လစ္ တုိင္းျပည္တခုျဖစ္သည့္ ခ်က္ကုိစလုိဗက္ကီးယား ၏ လူငယ္ေက်ာင္းသားမ်ား ပုံစံအတုိင္း ဖြဲ႔စည္း ခဲ့သည့္ လူရည္ခြ်န္စီမံကိန္းသည္ ၁၉၈၈ ခုႏွစ္ေနာက္ပုိင္း စစ္အစုိးရ လက္ထက္တြင္မူ ဖ်က္သိမ္းျခင္းခံခဲ့ရၿပီး ယခု အစုိးရသစ္ လက္ထက္တြင္ ျပန္လည္အေကာင္အထည္ ေဖာ္ျခင္းျဖစ္သည္။

ေအးခ်မ္းမြန္မွ General Knowledge တြင္ေရးသားသည္႔ သတင္းအခ်က္ အလက္ကို မူရင္းအတိုင္း မ်ေ၀ေပးျခင္းျဖစ္ပါသည္


Selamat Jalan, Najib

Posted: 03 Mar 2013 12:30 AM PST


Sambil menguap, saya membaca laporan akhbar Utusan Malaysia (28 Februari 2013) mengenai kenyataan Presiden Barisan Nasional (BN), Datuk Seri Najib Razak yang menjangkakan Pilihan Raya Umum Ke-13 (PRU-13) akan menjadi pilihan raya media sosial pertama di negara ini.

Sebenarnya, pada 22 Februari 2013, saya menyatakan menerusi ruangan status Facebook, "Tak kisahlah bila tarikh PRU-13". Hal ini kerana Najib masih menangguhkan penetapan tarikh pembubaran Parlimen – selepas mendapat perkenan Agong, tentunya.

Untuk rekod, PRU-12 diadakan pada 8 Mac 2008. Mengikut Perlembagaan Persekutuan, PRU seterusnya perlu diputuskan selewat-lewatnya pada Mac 2013. Kecuali jika Parlimen dibubarkan lebih awal oleh Agong atas nasihat Perdana Menteri.

Dengan adanya media sosial dan media alternatif yang melaporkan berita-berita yang "terlupa" dilaporkan media arus perdana, maka orang ramai sudah sedia maklum bahawa Parlimen akan terbubar secara automatik pada 28 April 2013 jika Najib masih berlengah-lengah dan menunggu para pengundi "kenyang" dengan transformasi yang dilakukan BN sebelum keluar mengundi.

Sebenarnya, seperti yang saya catatkan di blog (30 April 2010), saya sebagai rakyat (baca: The Third Force) amat meluat membaca berita di mana politikus ini dan politikus itu meminta jentera pilihan raya parti yang diwakilinya bersiap sedia sejak Februari 2010 bagi menghadapi PRU-13.

Akan tetapi, walaupun sibuk berkempen sebaik selepas mendapat "sedekah" undi daripada rakyat pada PRU-12, golongan politikus terbabit ternyata masih belum cukup "jantan" untuk menghadapi PRU-13 yang bersih, adil, telus dan penuh integriti.

Pada masa sama, agak melucukan apabila ada golongan politikus yang sejak September 2012 terlupa bahawa mereka yang memegang kuasa pemerintahan dalam kerajaan sebenarnya diundi oleh rakyat. Apabila mereka diberi kuasa oleh Rakyat, tidak bermakna kuasa itu – dan Putrajaya – menjadi milik mutlak politikus terbabit.

Saya tidak dapat membayangkan barisan menteri macam mana yang akan dilantik Perdana Menteri (menggunakan kuasa mutlak yang ada padanya) selepas PRU-13.

Pada 18 Februari 2013, kes mahkamah berhubung penulis yang dinafikan hak royalti teks Komsas ditangguhkan ke April 2013 kerana tandatangan pada dokumen terbabit (palsu?) perlu dihantar ke Jabatan Kimia.

Sebagai pemilik tunggal Perunding Media, Motivasi dan Penerbitan Uthaya dan wakil Kumpulan Sasterawan Kavyan (Kavyan) yang terlibat cuba membantu mangsa terbabit sejak Ogos 2011, saya berharap individu yang memegang jawatan Menteri Pelajaran selepas PRU-13 akan tahu menggunakan kuasa untuk membela nasib penulis. Kalau tidak mampu, elok jangan pegang jawatan.

Sementara Najib masih seronok bermain teka-teki mengenai tarikh pembubaran Parlimen – yang bakal membuka laluan ke arah penetapan tarikh PRU-13 oleh Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya (SPR) – sekumpulan rakyat yang memenuhi syarat tertentu serta mengisi slip tertentu menerima BR1M 2.0 baru-baru ini.

Jangan pula ada mana-mana penerima beranggapan mereka wajib mengundi parti politik tertentu selepas menerima BR1M 2.0 kerana tindakan itu akan menjadikan "niat murni" kerajaan memberi bantuan ikhlas menjadi seolah-olah "rasuah pancing undi".Sia-sia pula Kerajaan BN terpaksa menanggung dosa akibat kekhilafan masyarakat!

Buku terbit pada 8 Mac 2013

Bulan lalu turut disemarakkan oleh tulisan Ridhuan Tee Abdullah bertajuk "Kesabaran umat Islam ada had" (Sinar Harian, 18 Februari 2013) sehingga mengatasi populariti Sharifah Zohra Jabeen Syed Shah Miskin Albukhary dan kehebatan Najib bermain gendang Cina dalam iklan Tahun Baru Cina.

Sehubung itu, Pengarah Strategi MIC, Vell Paari bersuara lantang mengatakan bahawa jika tiada tindakan diambil ke atas Ridhuan Tee dan Ibrahim Ali (Perkasa), maka anak kepada Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu itu akan menggerakkan kempen meminta kaum India tidak mengundi calon BN pada PRU-13, seperti turut dilaporkan di Free Malaysia Today (22 Februari 2013).

Saya terus teringat bagaimana dalam novel Atlas Shrugged (1957) timbul pertanyaan berulang "Who is John Galt?" dan saya pula percaya bahawa di negara kita, ramai yang akan segera tampil menyatakan "I am The Third Force" – sekurang-kurangnya pada ruangan status di Facebook.

Dua hari kemudian, pada 24 Februari 2013, keluar pula berita (yang sedikit pun tidak menghairankan) bahawa Najib dilantik ke jawatan Pengarah Pilihan Raya BN di Selangor. Selepas mukanya menghiasi tembok serata negeri – khususnya di Stesen Komuter – tentulah beliau mungkin dianggap bermuka tembok pada erti kata sebenar jika tidak dilantik (melantik diri?) ke jawatan itu.

"Terdapat terlalu banyak masalah di Selangor sekarang kerana parti politik yang menguasai kerajaan negeri tidak sama dengan parti politik yang menangani kerajaan persekutuan." Demikian terjemahan kata-kata Najib yang saya baca di akhbar theSun (25 Februari 2013). Tidaklah keterlaluan jika dikatakan bahawa tidak salah untuk para pengundi mengubah kerajaan pusat supaya sama dengan kerajaan negeri di Selangor kerana itu adalah permintaan Najib sendiri!

Akhbar Utusan Malaysia (25 Februari 2013) melaporkan bahawa Najib "mengambil masa untuk mengumumkan tarikh PRU-13" (walaupun itu sebenarnya kuasa SPR, bukan kuasa Perdana Menteri!) kerana "mahu memastikan setiap dasar transformasi kerajaan benar-benar diyakini rakyat dan berjaya serta bersifat inklusif.

" Terjemahan: Najib tidak bersedia untuk mengumumkan tarikh pembubaran Parlimen sampai bila-bila!

Selepas membaca berita yang "menghiburkan" itu, saya menulis pada ruangan status Facebook: "Baiklah, saya akan umumkan tarikh pemasaran buku Kisah dari Siru Kambam sebelum Pengerusi BN umumkan tarikh Parlimen dibubar. Janji Ditepati."

Maka, sukacita diumumkan bahawa kumpulan cerpen berkenaan boleh dibeli terus daripada saya mulai 8 Mac 2013 – sempena lima tahun sejak tarikh PRU-12 dan "tsunami politik" yang membuktikan kuasa Rakyat dalam menentukan masa depan negara.

Secara kebetulan, cerpen-cerpen seperti "Nating", "Saya Sebatang Pensel", "PRU-O" dan "Datuk Datang ke Kampung Kami" secara khusus mengutarakan kisah-kisah politik dan politikus berlatarkan sebuah kampung kecil bernama Siru Kambam.

Allahyarham Dr Othman Puteh merangkumkan Siru Kambam yang menjadi latar bagi kebanyakan cerpen saya sebagai "suatu daerah berhampiran Taiping yang menggambarkan secara dominan kehidupan masyarakat India dan hubungannya dengan masyarakat majmuk" (Siru Kambam, 1996).

Sama ada disedari atau tidak – dirancang atau tidak – kumpulan cerpen setebal lebih 350 halaman itu sesuai dibaca dan dihayati dalam suasana sosio-politik semasa sebagai persiapan mental menjelang PRU-13. Misalnya, ditampilkan Pertubuhan Politik India (PPI) yang kononnya mahu menjadi wakil tunggal suara kaum India dalam kerajaan.

Usaha tumbang BN dari dalam?

Pada tarikh 25 Februari 2013 juga manifesto Pakatan Rakyat dilancarkan dalam beberapa bahasa. Bolehlah dibaca, dikaji, dianalisis dan dibahaskan oleh Rakyat dengan fikiran matang sementara Najib menunggu "wahyu" (tanda kutip) untuk mengumumkan tarikh pembubaran Parlimen.

Nampaknya sudah ada kumpulan pejuang hak minoriti daripada kalangan Orang Kurang Upaya (OKU) dan kaum India yang lantang bersuara mempersoalkan mengapa hak mereka dinafikan dalam manifesto itu. Seolah-olah mereka dianak tirikan oleh BN dan Pakatan Rakyat (PR).

Seperti dikatakan dan diakui oleh Najib, segala luahan dan kempen itu dilakukan menerusi laman sosial dan media sosial.

Saya juga menggunakan paparan status Facebook pada 25 Februari 2013 untuk menyampaikan nasihat saya kepada Najib; dengan harapan ada juak-juak yang akan menyampaikan mesej saya kepada beliau.

Nasihat terbuka saya (selaku perunding media) kepada Najib (selaku Pengerusi BN): "Lebih lama Datuk Seri berlengah untuk umum tarikh pembubaran Parimen, lebih ramai Rakyat bertambah meluat dengan BN. Jangan biarkan Rakyat termuntah-muntah."

Najib tentu tiada masa untuk membaca "nasihat terbuka" ini. Tapi pasti akan ada juak-juak serta golongan etnosentrik, ultra kiasu, kaki ampu, pakar bakar kitab, tokoh tayang punggung dan sekutu mereka yang melatah, meroyan dan terkinja-kinja pada saat ini. Biarkan. Saya hanya memberi nasihat profesional secara ikhlas.

Najib perlu berhenti mencari dan mengesan musuh yang berada di luar; dalam PR. Menerusi beberapa makalah saya di beberapa media alternatif sejak tahun lalu, saya sudah membayangkan bahawa musah sebenar Najib mungkin sahaja berada di dalam lingkungan. Atau jika Najib adalah "Adiwira Najib" maka Rakyat adalah "wira sebenar".

Pada pemerhatian saya, UMNO dan sekutu tidak memerlukan "pembangkang" untuk menumbangkan BN. "Orang dalam" seperti Sharifah Zohra dan Norhayati Saiddin sudah lebih daripada mencukupi. Tambahan pula, Tun Mahathir Muhammad juga seolah-olah tidak mahu "terlepas peluang" kembali menunjukkan taring.

Sebelum ini, apabila Najib bermati-matian mengemukakan gagasan "1Malaysia" dan "Malaysian first", Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin pula menegaskan pendirian "Malay first" selain (hampir) bermati-matian mempertahankan novel teks Komsas, Interlok: Edisi Murid (2010) yang jelas bertentangan dengan impian "1Malaysia" Najib dan isteri tersayang, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor.

Semua ini tersebar menerusi media sosial dan tentu Najib sedia maklum. Masakan Datuk Seri Utama Dr Rais Yatim yang boleh menganjurkan kempen Twitter sempena "Himpunan Merdeka 55: Janji Ditepati" untuk mencatat nama dalam The Malaysia Book of Records (Ogos 2012) tidak mampu memastikan segala suara Rakyat (The Third Force) sampai ke mata, telinga, minda dan hati ketuanya.

Orang ramai tentu sudah biasa dengan peribahasa "Nasi sudah menjadi bubur". Saya nyatakan di Facebook pada tengah hari 26 Februari 2013 bahawa mungkin selepas ini akan ada peribahasa moden "Parlimen sudah menjadi bubar". Walaupun bukan peribahasa asli, lebih 50 rakan menyukai paparan itu dalam masa yang relatif singkat. Mungkin kerana itu juga suara hati mereka.

Saya ada menyebut mengenai kumpulan cerpen Kisah dari Siru Kambam. Apabila buku yang memuatkan 20 cerpen itu terbit, saya merancang siri "Baca Cerpen Siru Kambam" di beberapa tempat dengan kerjasama Kavyan.

Pada 30 Mac 2013, saya dan sekumpulan penulis/peminat buku akan terlibat dalam aktiviti membaca anjuran Sharon Bakar di Bangsar. Maka saya sudah "menasihatkan" Najib menerusi media sosial supaya jangan kacau tarikh itu.

Apa pun, sehingga makalah ini ditulis pada 28 Februari 2013, ternyata Najib masih menunggu "wahyu". Perjalanannya untuk sampai ke titik yang sesuai sebelum mengambil keputusan mengumumkan tarikh pembubaran Parlimen nampaknya masih jauh. Maka, tidak salah jika saya mengucapkan: Selamat jalan, Najib.

Uthaya Sankar SB menerbitkan sendiri buku-bukunya sejak 2001.

@ PappaRich Bandar Sri Permaisuri: New Menu!

Posted: 02 Mar 2013 10:38 PM PST

The new menu is nasi briyani with rendang beef, curry chicken and two pieces of 'keropoks'. ;-)

Posted: 02 Mar 2013 10:08 PM PST

Terrorist attacks on Muslims’ properties and prayer centre in Hlaing Tharyar

Posted: 02 Mar 2013 08:39 PM PST

Terrorist attacks on Muslims' properties and prayer centre in Hlaing Tharyar 1st March 2013 M-Media Zar Nee
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It is reported that in Thone Htate, Hlaing Tharyar Township, Yangon, Muslims' shops and prayer centre were destroyed by terrorist attack at night on 28 February 2012.

Inquiring in detail, it is learned that over 400 terrorists  attacked Muslims' properties in Ward No. 1/ 10-11-12, Thone Htate near Hlaing Tharyar end of Aung Zay Ya Bridge at about 12 pm.

They invaded the prayer centre at Kan Tharyar Street and annihilated all things in the centre. Also, the terrorists destroyed "Our brother" bicycle spare-part shop, "Shwe (Gold)" motorcycle spare-part shop and "Bailay" betel shop in Kanaung Street, and "Kyaw" hardware store, "Hla Thitsar" pharmacy, the door of "Shwe" cosmetic and hardware stores in Shaw U Daung Street, using axes. Betel shops namely John Boo, Ba Jan at 11-corner, Ko Than Zaw in General Street, Daw Kha Ti Jar and Arkhimar were attacked too. "Hla Thitsar" pharmacy at Tapin Shwehtee Road was stoned violently.

A Hlaing Tharyar resident who left home reported to M-Media.

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"Nearly one month ago, a Buddhist sermon was delivered in Ward No. 16. U Panံñãvãra preached the sermon. In it, anti-Islamic topic was preached for approximately one hour under the title of "Donate and become rich". Some people recorded this and then sold this CD at Kyat 300 each. Some sold two CDs for the same price. A Rakhine (Mog) group is said to undertake it. In the block, this CD is used to be played repeatedly. When it was played again and again in front of the Muslim couple's house (Husband's name is Phoelay), they felt annoyed. So, they reported to police station. There are some people who are jealous of their richness. A woman who dislikes the couple tricked a rumor

that the wife stepped on a religious talk CD with intention. Due to this rumor, the entire street had risen. Then, Nyi Nyi Lwin, a trishaw rider, leading the group, informed the local police station about this issue. Therefore, the ward authorities asked U Myint Thu, U Thein and Ko Maung Maung among Muslims so as to admonish Phoelay and his wife. When they reapproved them, they totally denied crushing the CD although they admitted that they felt unsatisfied with repetitive anti-Islamic sermon.  27 Buddhists witnessed to stepping of Phoelay's wife on the CD. That case was over because the police station and township authorities solved.

Last Wednesday, in the afternoon, a rumor was spread across the whole ward that Muslims were coming from Yangon with three cars. That's why, some Muslim elders explained that news was not true. Likewise, it was reported among Mulsims that Rakhines were coming. Thus, the Muslims elders control not to trigger problems. Yet Rakhine Buddhists were dissatisfied with their ways and announced that they would complain their jeopardizing to Rakhine monks. At Thursday's night, it was repeated monks would come. During these days, 40 to 50 people were grouping almost every day.

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At previous night, at just over 12 o'clock, terrorists arrived at the ward. The whole street became full of them but it was not known where they came from. The total number was round about 400. Some came by motorbike taxi. Some came on foot. People from U Oattama Street as a whole as well as almost all from the slums beside the stream joined the terrorist mob . They all first destroyed Phoelay's home. Then, they attacked Muslims' shops and stores. Police came to forbid their attack but they didn't accept. Terrorists were found to hold spears, clubs, machetes and axes.

In Kannaung Street, "Our brother" bicycle spare-part shops, "Shwe" motorcycle spare-part shop and "Bailay" betel shop were ruined. The Shwe motorcycle spare-part shopkeeper has opened its shop in half of his room and rented the other half to run tea shop. The latter was not destroyed as it is owned by a Buddhist. Muslims' properties were selectively annihilated. During the attacks to shops, both District police force and ward authorities stood and just stared about.  A stone thrown by one of the terrorists nearly hit an eight-month-old Muslim baby so that the father got furious and told them that if they wanted, they could fight one by one but not to innocent baby. At that time, terrorists shouted to challenge him and to kill him, so the baby's mother restrained and hid him.

After that police force reached and took photographs of the damages. After they recorded by camera, no one touched those. Subsequently, "Kyaw" hardware shop in Shwe U Daung Street, "Hla Thitsar" Pharmacy and the door of "Shwe" cosmetic store and hardware shop were chopped by axes. Jhon Boo, Ba Jan at 11-corner, Ko Thein Zaw, Daw Khatijar as well as Arkhimar betel shops were also destroyed. Hla Thitsar pharmacy was collectively tired to be destroyed and about 6-inch in diameter hole was made by someone's shooting a stone.

Today morning, policemen come to take photos. When it is informed that a ward authority's niece is seen to not only break things and chairs but also destroy the wall of prayer centre, the authorities said that the township police officer had already phoned to charge the attacks with anyone who witnessed as plaintiff.  How can we dare to sue? We are worried that someone who accused of them would face problems again as revenge.

This night is rumored as Kalar (a discrimination usage against Muslims not only Myanmar Muslims but also all Muslims around the globe and sometimes Hindus) Killing Festival. And local authorities ask Muslims in the ward to remove, saying to stay in other places. So, houses are locked and we have to stay now in nearby relatives'."

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[VIDEO] Jui Meng: Are You ready For Anwar? Rakyat Johor: Yes!

Posted: 02 Mar 2013 10:10 PM PST


Jika Datuk Seri Najib Razak dimalukan apabila menerima jawapan 'No' di Pulau Pinang ketika bertanya sokongan rakyat terhadap BN, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim pula mengalami pengalaman berbeza di Johor.

Soalan spontan Pengerusi Majlis Pimpinan Negeri (MPN) Johor, Datuk Seri Chua Jui Meng iaitu 'Are You Ready For Anwar?' disambut sorakan 'Yes' dari lebih 2,000 rakyat negeri itu.

Beliau bertanya soalan itu ketika memulakan ceramah di Pejabat KEADILAN Muar, Taman Seroja Jalan Abdul Rahman, Parit Jawa, Muar, 2 Mac.

"Are you ready for Anwar?" teriak Jui Meng

"Yes" jawab rakyat Johor.

"Are you ready for PKR (KEADILAN)? tanya Jui Meng lagi.

"Yes" sorak rakyat Johor

Sekali gus, pemimpin Umno tak boleh berdalih kononnya sorakan 'No' terhadap Najib akibat ia berlaku di negeri yang ditadbir Pakatan kerana sorakan 'Yes' terhadap Anwar berlaku di Johor yang sinonim dengan label negeri kubu kuat Umno BN Bekas Menteri Kesihatan itu kemudian meneruskan ceramah dengan menyeru rakyat Johor supaya berani membuat perubahan pada PRU 13 demi masa depan generasi akan datang.

"Saya minta kali ini, undi Pakatan Rakyat, saya keluar Umno BN, sokong Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim untuk bawa perubahan kepada negara," katanya. -KD


Seorang Lagi Anggota Terkorban, Pertempuran Di Semporna

Posted: 02 Mar 2013 07:41 PM PST


Seorang lagi anggota keselamatan negara terkorban, kali ini dalam pertempuran dengan kumpulan penceroboh di kampung Selamat, Semporna, Sabah iaitu kira-kira 150 kilometer dari Kampung Tanduo, Felda Sahabat 17, Lahad Datu malam tadi.

Menurut sumber polis, pertempuran yang berlaku pada pukul 8 malam itu turut menyebabkan seorang anggota cedera.

Difahamkan anggota polis Jabatan Siasatan Jenayah Berat (D9) Lahad Datu dan Tawau telah digegaskan ke sana bagi memberi bantuan.

Difahamkan penceroboh merancang menyerang Balai Polis Lahad Datu.

Ketua Polis Negara, Tan Sri Ismail Omar ketika dihubungi Bernama mengesahkan kejadian itu namun enggan mengulas lanjut kerana identiti kedua-dua anggota keselamatan itu belum dikenal pasti.

Kelmarin, dua anggota komando polis VAT 69 terkorban dan tiga lagi anggota pasukan keselamatan negara cedera selepas berlaku insiden tembak-menembak apabila kumpulan penceroboh itu bertembung dengan pasukan keselamatan negara.

Dilaporkan 12 orang daripada kumpulan penceroboh turut terbunuh.

Dua yang terkorban ialah ASP Zulkifli Mamat, 29 dan Sarjan Sabarudin Daud, 46. - Bernama

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