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Posted: 28 Apr 2013 10:11 AM PDT
Abdullah Saamah pengasas Pondok Geting Tumpat, dikhabarkan kini diserangi penyakit strok sehingga mulutnya menjadi kaku.
Beberapa bulan yang lalu, Abdullah pernah mengeluarkan fatwa sendiri "Haram Undi PAS" dengan alasan yang dangkal dan emosional. "Fatwa"nya itu telah digembar-gemburkan oleh akhbar Utusan Malaysia dan dipromosikan pula oleh parti UMNO yang kini sedang nazak melalui billboard-billboard sepanjang tempoh kempen PRU13 ini.
Pihak polis telah mengeluarkan arahan supaya semua pihak jangan mengeluarkan fatwa yang boleh mengelirukan orang ramai dan menyebabkan perbalahan antara masyarakat semasa pilihan raya umum ke-13 (PRU13) ini. (sila rujuk berita dibawah).
Berikut ialah maklumat dari laman sosial fb:
Harap sahabat berdoa kepada Tuan Guru Abdullah Saamah pondok geting, kerana dia telah mengalami strok dan mulutnye menjadi kaku tidak boleh bercakap.
Segala tomahan beliau kepada individu yg bergelar ulamak serta memperjuangkan agama jangan kita pandang remah kerana Allah MAHA berkuasa! Harap beliau Tok Guru ABDULLAH Saamah sedar apa yang beliau telah lakukan dan tomahkan!
Sumber daripada cucu tok guru Pondok Berangan Tumpat.
Posted: 28 Apr 2013 08:21 AM PDT
Its true. DAP is anti-Islam. The Muslims who are members and supporters of the 'undemocratic' party never realised this.
And for that reason, DAP will not allow PAS - its ally in Pakatan Rakyat - to introduce 'hudud', let alone discussing it if the opposition pact wins the 13th general election on May 5 and forms a new government.
No way PAS will get the chance to bring up the matter at the Dewan Rakyat. To DAP, Islam is not a religion but a 'law of nonsense!'
Former PAS deputy president Nasharuddin Mat Isa says:
Bekas timbalan presiden PAS Nasharuddin Mat Isa hari ini mendakwa, satu majlis kesyukuran yang diadakan di Sarawak tahun lalu menganjurkan doa supaya "Malaysia menjadi negara Kristian".Don't get me wrong!
I am not against Christianity and other religions but our Constitution has stated it clearly that Islam is the official religion of Malaysia.
But I do believe if Pakatan Rakyat is allowed to form the next Federal Cabinet, DAP would push a motion at the Parliament for such a clause be changed.
And what would PAS do? Of course they cant do much because DAP and PKR are not speaking PAS 'Islamic' language. In the end, it will make PAS a loser... and Pakatan government will go down!
Posted: 28 Apr 2013 07:52 AM PDT
barisan nasional (BN) had been going all out to frighten non muslim not to vote or to support PAS because PAS will impose islamic state lah, syariah law lah, hudud lah, this and that lah… but that's just it – frighten… BN just want to frighten you. you have no reason to fear PAS at all.
only criminals will fear hudud! if you are not a criminal, why then fear hudud? anyway, here is a good post from a blogger friend about hudud.
i will reproduce here two articles that tell you, you don't have to fear PAS and hudud. read them and i hope you'll share them to others, especially the old chinese aunties and uncles who still fear PAS.
Why fear PAS?
Tuesday, 10 August 2010 14:52
By Kee Thuan Chye
SHOULD non-Muslim Malaysians be afraid of PAS?
That is a question that will be extremely pertinent when the next general election comes around. With a large percentage of the non-Muslim population being currently disillusioned with Barisan Nasional (BN), how would they vote if they were faced at the next general election with choosing between a candidate from BN and one from PAS?
The people who are most suspicious of and averse towards PAS are the Christians. Not all are like that, however; for instance, I know Christians who voted for PAS in the 2008 general election, including a pastor in Kedah. A Catholic friend in Penang says she and her church members fully support PAS. And many among the flock of the Church of the Divine Mercy in Shah Alam, who gave PAS MP Khalid Samad a standing ovation when he visited it in 2008, must have voted for him.
But on the other hand, I have also come across Christians who are educated, middle-class and very sensible, but who are so scared of PAS that their fear seems irrational.
The religious aspect is of course of utmost concern to them. They are scared that if PAS came into power, it might establish an Islamic state, and that would seriously affect Christian worship. Considering that the Christians have become a beleaguered lot over the last 20 years because of increasing restrictions being placed on them by the Government, their worry about facing worse circumstances may be understandable.
New churches are now expected not to look like churches. Some of them look like factories, especially the St Ignatius Church in Petaling Jaya, which reportedly was prohibited from putting a cross on top of its building. Furthermore, many churches are now located in shophouses because getting religious land for the building of churches is next to impossible.
On top of that, from time to time, some BN MP would kick up a fuss in Parliament or elsewhere about crosses existing on the facades of missionary schools and agitate to have them all removed.
Would all this get worse if PAS came to rule the country?
First of all, it is unlikely that PAS can do that on its own. It now has 23 seats in Parliament. It must win 112 of the total 222 seats to gain a simple majority and become the ruling party. That would amount to a huge quantum leap.
But even if that near-impossible event did become a reality, and PAS wanted to turn Malaysia into an Islamic state, it would still need to get enough support to amend the Federal Constitution for that purpose. It would need a two-thirds majority to pass the Bill, i.e. 148 votes. Where would it get the extra 36 to add to its 112?
It may then be argued that if Pakatan Rakyat (PR) got elected to form the government, PAS would be part of it. That is true. But if it still insisted on going ahead with its Islamic state agenda, it would need the support of its coalition partners to vote for the Bill. Given that its partners are PKR and the DAP, how many votes is it likely to garner from them? Enough to make two-thirds?
I reckon that even if BN, which would then be in the Opposition, relinquished the whip in the voting on the Bill, thereby allowing its MPs to vote according to their conscience rather than follow the party line, it would still be very unlikely that the two-thirds will be obtained.
Mathematically, then, the fearful Christians need not fear that PAS can impose an Islamic state. But for the sake of argument, even if it could and did, how much different would it be from what we're in now? After all, Najib Razak has already declared Malaysia an Islamic state, which he did in July 2007. Since becoming Prime Minster, he hasn't retracted that declaration.
Let's have a look at PAS' idea of an Islamic state. In its document on the establishment of such a state, it makes clear that Syariah law will hold sway but only Muslims will be subjected to it. Non-Muslims can choose to be subjected to it or to the current penal code of the land. In other words, there is no change for them.
It also guarantees "the rights and freedom of the individuals and the citizens of the state", and among the rights protected are freedom of religion and right to cultural expressions; freedom of speech, political association and assembly; freedom to private ownership; freedom of education; freedom to engage in business; and so on.
It pledges to uphold parliamentary democracy as PAS has accepted democracy "as the best methodology" for realising its political struggle, and to take full cognisance of the reality and sensitivities of Malaysia's multi-ethnic, multi-religious and multi-cultural make-up.
From the look of it, there is not much difference in principle from the current state. The one major difference in PAS' idea of an Islamic state, however, is that Islam will be the basis of socio-political life and it will be implemented as a comprehensive way of life.
This may be the difference that the Christians would recoil from. Even if they stopped to consider that Islamic principles are rather similar to those of Christian ones, especially in relation to the concepts of justice, equality, humanity, and that these principles are, in fact, consistent with the guarantee of religious freedom, they will not be comfortable with the setting-up of an Islamic state.
I am not a Christian myself but I do not want an Islamic state either. Neither do I want a Christian state or a Buddhist state or whatever-religion state. And that's simply because I am strongly in favour of Malaysia being a secular state.
MCA president Chua Soi Lek recently came out to say that if PR wins the next general election, the prime minister might be from PAS. He was of course capitalising on the non-Muslims' fear and distrust of PAS. But even if what he said does materialise, the PAS prime minister would most likely behave accordingly. The PAS politicians are not new to the game, and they are pragmatists too. They will rise to the occasion. And that occasion is recognising the realpolitik.
Malaysia is a diverse society and its major interest groups have to be pacified. The PAS prime minister would not be so naïve as to jeopardise his position by alienating them. The lessons of March 8, 2008, have been properly learnt.
Furthermore, can a PAS prime minister be that awful an option? Not if he is the likes of Nik Aziz or Nizar Jamaluddin. Both are held in high regard even by non-Muslims. Nizar even came to be adored by non-Muslim Perakians in just the short time he was their Menteri Besar. It is true that when he was named MB, there was initial apprehension among non-Muslims, but when they saw his subsequent performance, they became full of admiration for him.
Of course, it may be argued that neither of them will become PM, anyway, and in all likelihood the position would fall to Abdul Hadi Awang. He, too, is an old hand. He would know that as PM, he would not be able to behave as he would as PAS president. His constituency would be radically different, and he would have to juggle the needs of a whole spectrum of groups – ethnic, religious, cultural, etc – and keep them satisfied. He would have to sustain their support for him. Otherwise, the outcome at the following general election would be disastrous not only for him but also for his party and coalition.
There would be things he could not do. Just as an example, it would be foolhardy (no pun intended) to ban alcohol. Not only would this anger non-Muslims who drink (and even some Muslims who do); the international community would leave in droves. Then how would Malaysia obtain foreign direct investment? Malaysia would be seen as a repressive and regressive state. How would it be competitive in this globalised world?
The rules of the political game are different now from those of the past. If Hadi were to take a hardline Muslim stance in his policies as PM, his partners in PKR and the DAP would not let him, not to mention those in Sabah and Sarawak.
Christians and non-Muslims who fear PAS need to therefore reassess their feelings. This is not a country that is homogeneous. There is a large non-Muslim population that cannot be ignored. They might also consider that PAS' stand on the "Allah" issue has been consistent and in support of Christian usage of the word. Pit that against a BN government that is deadset on banning it by appealing against the High Court ruling that allowed it.
Personally, I believe that a religion-based party is anathema to the harmonious development of our diverse society because politicisation of religion can be divisive. But PAS is a political reality that cannot be wished away, and it has the potential, in partnership with PKR and the DAP, of unseating the incumbent government, which needs to be removed for the sake of real and positive change.
As such, when the time of reckoning comes at the next general election, some of us when faced with the option of having to vote for PAS or BN would have to exercise the option without the baggage of irrational fear. If we don't set aside these fears, we might end up making the wrong choice.
Why fear hudud?
PAS cannot implement hudud without two thirds majority: Mahthir
KUALA NERANG, April 25 (Bernama) — PAS cannot implement hudud laws in the country if it cannot command a two-thirds majority in Parliament, said former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
He said this was because a two-thirds majority was needed to make amendments to the Constitution.
"It (PAS) is only contesting 70 out of the 222 seats (in the Dewan Rakyat).
"DAP and PKR will not support, they (PAS) will not get the two-thirds majority but the people don't understand this.
"To set up an Islamic nation and to use hudud law, this is just bluffing, telling lies. People who lie, like to lie cannot form the government," he told reporters while on campaign rounds for the Barisan Nasional (BN) at the Padang Terap public field here today.
He said the opposition also did not qualify to administer the country because its leaders often had incongruent opinions.
"They fight against each other, PKR contesting against PAS (in the 13th General Election), how to have cooperation, if they cannot cooperate how to form the federal government," he said.
On other matters, Dr Mahathir described the explosion incident at a BN rally in Nibong Tebal on Tuesday as not Malaysian culture.
Mahathir said the culture might have been copied from countries where the governments are under dictatorships and that such a thing should not happen here because Malaysia holds elections every five years
In the 10.15pm incident, one security personnel was injured in his right leg after an improvised explosive device (IED) planted about 10 metres behind a stage there went off.
Posted: 28 Apr 2013 07:31 AM PDT
Although the FDA gives the green light on some frightening food additives, including these 13 banned foods still allowed in the U.S., that doesn't mean it's starve or move to Singapore, where apparently they take their food safety very seriously. Nutrition experts Mira and Jayson Calton, Ph.D., the authors of Rich Food, Poor Food, came up with this grocery list to help you avoid the toxic items and still enjoy your favorite foods. Bon appetit in good conscience and good health!
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Posted: 28 Apr 2013 07:18 AM PDT
The rise of anti-Muslim sentiments in Myanmar Sunday, 28 April 2013 14:26 Col. R Hariharan
Myanmar's fledgling democracy faced yet another obstacle to its progress when anti-Muslim violence flared up in the central Myanmar town of Meiktila in March. It quickly spread to six other smaller townships in Thayarwaddy District in Bago Region. According to Human Rights Watch (HRW), it also spread to 11 other townships in Mandalay and Bago divisions, where Muslim neighborhoods were ransacked.
Close on its heels, a fire in a Muslim boarding school in Yangon on April 2 left 13 dead. Though the police have identified electrical short circuiting as the cause of fire, some Muslim community leaders suspect it could be a case of arson. If this is established after the enquiry, it would indicate the virus of communal violence has arrived in Myanmar's premier city.
These riots have unnerved the Muslim community which had been watching with unease when Rohingya Muslims became the target of ethno-religious violence in Rakhine State in November 2012. Their sentiments were echoed by the HRW report on Meiktila violence. It said, "The destruction [in Meiktila] appears similar to satellite imagery of towns affected by sectarian violence in Arakan [Rakhine] State in 2012, in which arson attacks left large, clearly defined residential areas in ashes."
The anti-Rohingya Muslim riots left about 140 killed and rendered 100,000 homeless. They became the latest boatpeople fleeing Myanmar to find refuge wherever they can as neighbouring Bangladesh refused to accept any more of them to the 110,000 Rohingya refugees already there. Police present on the location initially did not react at all. It took action only after much of the damage had been done. Rohingyas had alleged that the local border militia and police colluded in perpetrating the violence. This would indicate local authorities tend to condone such communal acts rather than act quickly to defuse the situation.
Muslims in Myanmar
Muslims have been in Myanmar for over a thousand years. Islam came with Moghul invaders from India and Sultan Suleiman of Yunnan. Anti-Muslim sentiments among Burmese Buddhists have their roots in the persecutions and forced conversions carried out among Buddhists during the Moghul rule.
Though Buddhists consider Muslims a single entity, there are distinct Muslim communities with their own ethnic linkages and cultural history. The distinct groups include: descendants of Burmese [Myanmar] converts to Islam; Muslims of Indian descent who have settled in Myanmar; Muslims who had migrated from East Bengal (now Bangladesh); Zarbari Muslims who are children of South Asian Muslim fathers and Burmese mothers; Panthay Muslims of Hui Chinese origin from Yunnan who settled in Myanmar's northern border areas; and Rohingya Muslims inhabiting Rakhine State bordering Bangladesh.
During British colonial rule in the first half of the 20th century, anti-Indian sentiments started rising among local people when Indians started dominating business and bureaucracy, Chettiar moneylenders seized control of lands, and cheap Indian labor deprived the ordinary Burmese opportunities to earn a living.
In that period, nearly half the Indians in Myanmar were Muslims. As a result of this, anti-Indian sentiments had anti-Muslim sentiment as an inevitable part. So when anti-Indian riots broke out in Yangon in 1930 killing hundreds of Indians, Muslims also suffered. On the other hand, Muslims were also seen as symbols of British colonial rule; according to historians the nationalist-inspired anti-Muslim riot of 1938 was actually against the British rulers.
In the run-up to independence, the Burma Muslim Congress (BMC), the nodal organization of Burmese Muslims, fully supported the Gen. Aung San-led Anti-Fascist Peoples' Freedom Party's (AFPFL) national struggle. Though Muslim leaders were included in the post-independence cabinet, a few months later Prime Minister U Nu's attitude towards Muslims underwent a change. The BMC was asked to leave the AFPFL. Subsequently when U Nu made Buddhism the state religion, it was much against the wishes of Muslims and other ethnic and religious minority communities. Restrictions were imposed on Halal slaughtering of cattle.
When Gen. Ne Win seized power the attitude towards Muslims further hardened. He expelled Muslims from the army. Islamist violence perpetrated in Indonesia and actions like the destruction of Bamiyan Buddhas in Afghanistan are also said to have touched off anti-Muslim violence in Myanmar.
As anti-Muslim sentiments among sections of population have a long history in Myanmar, it remains a potential destabilizing force. This is yet another issue that could provide a level of legitimacy for the army to take charge of the situation reminiscent of its foray to capture power in 1962.
What do the riots indicate?
Both the anti-Rohingya violence and anti-Muslim riots in Meiktila were triggered by minor incidents involving individuals from the two communities. Such incidents were quickly exploited by fringe elements to whip up anti-Muslim sentiments among the Buddhist majority resulting in well-organized acts of violence.
In Rakhine and Meiktila, Buddhist mobs led by some monks spearheaded the anti-Muslims violence. The destruction was systematic and well planned. As violence spread quickly in different regions, a level of networking and coordination probably exists between Buddhist fringe elements in different parts of the country.
In the case of Rohingya violence, a number of sporadic incidents preceded the outburst of violence. These incidents were ignored by the authorities presumably because officially, Rohingyas are not recognized as Myanmar citizens.
Though they have been living in the region since pre-independence days, Myanmar's discriminatory citizenship laws are weighted heavily against people of foreign origin. This would indicate that xenophobic tendencies continue to influence official thinking.
Local political leaders including those of the National League for Democracy (NLD) were either helpless or ineffective in taking any action to curb the violence. Unless political constituency and democratic government show themselves capable of handling such critical situations, they provide an opening for the military to prove themselves as an essential component of "democratic rule". This is what happened during the anti-Muslim riots when the army had to step in to control the situation.
Even Aung San Suu Kyi, who commands wide popularity across the board, disappointed many with her inability to handle the issue when ethnic question got mixed up with religious extremism. Coming in the wake of her demonstrated reluctance to take positive action during anti-Rohingya riots, it showed a lack of self-confidence in taking action on issues affecting the majority community.
This could have a far-reaching impact not only on her leadership credibility but also in the NLD's political credibility particularly when vested interests kindle divisive elements for gaining political advantage in times of election.
The sooner the democratic elements organize themselves to prevent such communal flare-ups, the better it is for democracy. This is more so when Myanmar is coming out of its shell and needs the goodwill of the international community for its peaceful development.
In the context of Myanmar, anti-Muslim violence has two international dimensions. The first is it could antagonize a prosperous segment of Asian investors among the Gulf countries from investing in Myanmar's development. Secondly, Islamic extremism which is staging a last-ditch fight in neighbouring Bangladesh and in some of the ASEAN countries, might find a potential opportunity in Myanmar to spread its tentacles.
Col. R Hariharan, a retired Military Intelligence specialist on South Asia and its neighborhood, is associated with the Chennai Centre for China Studies and the South Asia Analysis Group. E-Mail: email@example.com" Blog: www.colhariharan.org. The views expressed in this article are his own and do not reflect Mizzima's editorial policy.
Posted: 28 Apr 2013 04:34 AM PDT
by Anthony Siva Balan Thanasayan (Notes) on Sunday, 28 April 2013 at 19:31
about exactly the same time next Sunday, I will be exactly where I am
right now - next to my computer. Like many of you, I expect, I will be
very anxiously scanning the Internet and foreign radio broadcasts to
find out the results of our GE13.In fact over the next eight
days I will
Posted: 28 Apr 2013 06:37 AM PDT
ဒုိ႔ေမတၱာစြမ္း ကမၻာလႊမ္း ေအးခ်မ္းၾကပါေစ ဧၿပီ ၂၈၊ ၂၀၁၃ M-Media ဇာဏီ
ဘားအံ ။ ။ ဘားအံၿမိဳ႕ေပၚတြင္ ဆြမ္းခံထြက္လာေသာ ဘုန္းႀကီးမ်ားမွ မြတ္စလင္မ္ အမ်ဳိးသမီးႀကီး တစ္ဦးအား သပိတ္ျဖင့္ ႐ိုက္ႏွက္မႈတစ္ခု ရာဘာၿခံ ၁-လမ္းထိပ္တြင္ ယေန႔မနက္ ၈-နာရီ ၁၅-မိနစ္ခန္႔က ျဖစ္ပြားခ့ဲေၾကာင္း သတင္းရ႐ွိသည္။
ျဖစ္ပြားပုံမွာ ယေန႔မနက္ပိုင္း ဘုန္းႀကီးမ်ား ဆြမ္းခံထြက္လာခ်ိန္ ဘားအံၿမိဳ႕ ရာဘာၿခံ ၁-လမ္းထိပ္အေရာက္တြင္ရာဘာၿခံ ၃-လမ္းေန အသက္(၅၀)ေက်ာ္ အ႐ြယ္႐ွိ ေဒၚမခင္(ခ)ေဒၚရွကီရာဆုိသည့္ မြတ္စလင္မ္ အမ်ဳိးသမီးႀကီးတစ္ဦးက ဘုန္းႀကီးမ်ား ၾကြလာသည္ကုိျမင္၍ ေဘးနားတြင္ ္မတ္တပ္ရပ္ေနခဲ့သည္။ ထိုသို႔ မတ္တပ္ ရပ္ေနသည့္ကို ဘုန္းႀကီးမွ ဆြမ္းခံၾကြလာတာကုိ လမ္းျဖတ္ကူးသည္ဟု စြပ္စြဲေျပာဆုိၿပီး ေခါင္းကုိ သပိတ္ျဖင့္ ႐ိုက္ႏွက္ခဲ့သည္။ ယင္း႐ိုက္ႏွက္မႈေၾကာင့္ ေဒၚမခင္ မွာ ေခါင္းကြဲျပိး ေသြးမ်ားက်ကာ လဲက်သြားသည္။ လဲက်သြားသည္ကုိ အနီးအနားမွ ျမင္ၾကေသာ္လည္း ဘုန္းႀကီးမွ ႐ိုက္ႏွက္မႈျဖစ္သည့္အတြက္ မည္သူမွ်လာေရာက္၍ ကူညီမႈ မေပးရဲသည့္ အတြက္ ဒီအတုိင္းၾကည့္ေနၾကသည္။ ခဏၾကာမွ ေဒၚမခင္ ၏ သမီးေရာက္႐ွိလာၿပီး ေဒၚမခင္ အား ေဆး႐ုံသုိ႔ ေခၚေဆာင္သြား ခဲ့ေၾကာင္းႏွင့္ သက္ဆုိင္ရာမွလည္း လာေရာက္ၾကည့္႐ႈခဲ့ေသာ္လည္း ႐ိုက္ႏွက္သည့္ ဘုန္းႀကီးအား မည္သည့္ အေရးယူမႈမ်ဳိးမွ မ႐ွိခဲ့ေၾကာင္းလည္းသိရသည္။
ယခု မြတ္စလင္မ္ အမ်ိဳးသမီးၾကီး ေဒၚမခင္ကို ရိုက္ႏွက္သည့္ ဘုန္းၾကီးမွာ သစၥာမ႑ိဳင္ေက်ာင္းတြင္ သီးတင္းေနထိုင္သည့္ ဘုန္းၾကီးျဖစ္ေၾကာင္းသိရသည္။ ေဒၚမခင္မွာ ယခု အခါ ရိုက္ႏွက္ခံရသည့္ ေခါင္းတြင္ ထိခိုက္ဒဏ္ရေၾကာင့္ ေဆးရံုတြင္ ကုသမႈခံယူေနရေၾကာင္းသ တင္းရရိွပါသည္။
ဘားအံၿမိဳ႕တြင္ ဘုန္းႀကီးမ်ားမွာ ဆြမ္းခံထြက္သည့္ လမ္းျဖတ္ကူးသည္ဟူေသာ အေၾကာင္းျပခ်က္ျဖင့္ ဘားအံျမိဳ႕တြင္ ေနထုိင္သည့္ မြတ္စလင္မ္မ်ားကို ရိုက္ႏွက္ေလ့ရိွေၾကာင္း ၂၀၁၂-ခုအတြင္းက ျဖစ္ပြားခဲ့သည့္ ရိုက္ႏွက္မႈ ျဖစ္စဥ္တခုတြင္ ္ အဖုိးအုိတစ္ဦး ရိုက္ႏွက္ခံရသည့္ ဒဏ္ရမ်ားျဖင့္ ေသဆုံးသြားခဲ့ရသည္။ ၄င္းျဖစ္စဥ္ ေနာက္ပိုင္းတြင္လည္း ယင္းကဲ့သုိ႔ ႐ိုက္ႏွက္မႈမ်ား႐ွိခဲ့သည္မွာ ၁၀-ေယာက္ထက္မနည္း႐ွိၿပီျဖစ္ေၾကာင္းႏွင့္ ယင္းကဲ့သုိ႔ေသာ အျပဳအမူမ်ားအတြက္လည္း မည္ကဲ့သုိ႔မွ အေရးယူမႈ မ႐ွိသည့္အတြက္ ဘားအံၿမိဳ႕ခံ မြတ္စလင္မ္မ်ားမွလည္း စုိးရိမ္ထိတ္လန္႔မႈမ်ား႐ွိေနေၾကာင္း သိရသည္။
လြန္ခဲ့သည့္ အပတ္ ဧၿပီလ ၂၀-ရက္ေန႔မွ ၂၂-ရက္ေန႔အထိ ၃ ညတိုင္တိုင္ ဘားအံၿမိဳ႕ေပၚ႐ွိ မဲေဘာင္ေက်ာင္းတြင္ ျပဳလုပ္ခဲ့သည့္ ၉၆၉ တရားပြဲတြင္ ဦးဝီရသူမွ အစၥလာမ္မုန္းတီးေရး တရားမ်ား ေဟာေျပာျပိးေနာက္ ယခုကဲ့သို႔ ရိုက္ႏွက္မႈျဖစ္ပြားခဲ့ျဖစ္သည္။
Posted: 28 Apr 2013 06:19 AM PDT
FB of Baydar Lam
"ဝ" ၿပည္နယ္ေတာင္းဆိုမွုဟာ ရိုဟင္ဂ်ာကိုတိုင္းရင္းသားအၿဖစ္အသိအမွတ္ၿပဳေပးဖို.ေတာင္းတာထက္ အဆေပါင္းမ်ားစြာ အႏၱရယ္ၾကီးတယ္ဆိုတာကိုေတာ့ သတိၿပဳရပါမယ္။
ေဒါက္တာသန္းထြဋ္ေအာင္ေရးသားတဲ့" ေၿပာၿပခ်င္ပါတယ္ "စာအုပ္။
၂၀၁၃ ဧၿပီလထုတ္ပါ။စာမ်က္ႏွာေပါင္း ၁၆၃ မ်က္ႏွာ။အခန္း(၁)မွာေၿပာၿပခ်င္ပါတယ္ အခန္းဆက္ေဆာင္းပါ ၁၁ ပုဒ္ ပါရွိၿပီး၊ အခန္း ၂ မွာ မိန္.ခြန္း ၂ ခု ၊အခန္း(၃)မွာ ရနံ.သစ္မဂၢဇင္းနဲ.အင္တာဗ်ဳး စတာေတြပါရွိပါတယ္။
ေၿပာၿပခ်င္ပါတယ္စာအုပ္စာမ်က္ႏွာ ၉၀ မွ UWSA "ဝ"တပ္ဖြဲ.အေၾကာင္းေကာက္ႏုတ္တင္ၿပခ်က္
Posted: 28 Apr 2013 08:08 AM PDT
Bekas Naib Presiden Umno, Tan Sri Muhammad Muhd Taib mengajak pengundi di Tanjong Karang menolak Umno-BN dan memilah PAS sebagai wadah perjuangan yang baru.
Lebih dikenali sebagai Mat Taib, beliau berkata, PAS perjuangannya berlandaskan Islam dan Umno-BN sudah terbukti tidak mampu mentadbir negara.
"Dah sampai masa, saya sendiri dah menyeberang, apatah lagi yang lain-lain, Umno-Umno semua sudahlah, dulu hidup Melayu, hidup Melayu, sekarang takbir, hidup Melayu tak ada dalam Quran, sekarang Allahu Akbar," ujarnya dihadapan lebih 800 penduduk.
Umno-BN sudah tidak berupaya lagi untuk mentadbir negara kerana dibelenggu dengan pelbagai permasalahan yang sehingga kini tiada penyelesaian.
Katanya, ini merupakan pilihan raya terbaik Pakatan Rakyat (PR) untuk menukar kerajaan setelah lebih 50 tahun Umno-BN memerintah negara ini.
"Tuan-tuan, tak ada siapa dalam dunia ini boleh 'steady' je sampai 60 tahun, dia (Umno-BN) sebenarnya dah tak boleh, tapi buat-buat boleh.
"Bila lama dah memerintah ni, jadi syok memerintah ni, tak mahu lepas, dengan apa cara sekalipun tak mahu lepas," ujarnya dalam satu siri ceramah di Kampung Sungai Tengi Kanan, Tanjong Karang baru-baru ini.
Sebagai contoh katanya, Australia melaksanakan pertukaran kerajaan selama 10 tahun biarpun prestasi kerajaan adalah di tahap terbaik.
Tambahnya, PR mempunyai rekod cemerlang mentadbir empat buah negeri termasuk Kedah, Pulau Pinang, Selangor, Kelantan dan ini diakui oleh Ketua Audit Negara dalam laporannya tahun lalu.
Jelasnya, manifesto PR ingin memansuhkan PTPTN, tol, dan penurunan harga minyak boleh dilakukan kerana melaksanakan pentadbiran yang telus.
Posted: 28 Apr 2013 06:00 AM PDT
The late Aung San, founder of Burma Army, was neither a dictator nor a racist. While the army he founded became dictatorial and fascist.
Here is Aung San in his own words (in 1944 from a speech given at the graduation ceremony of Burmese officer cadets at the war time/Japanese occupation era military academy):
"the army is the servant of the people, not the other way around.
what is a 'race' in our country? a race in Burma includes everyone who loves this country and wants to work for its betterment."
ထပ္ၿပီး အဓိပၸာယ္ ေလးနက္ေအာင္ ေျပာလိုက္ ဦးမယ္။ ငါတို႔စစ္တပ္ဟာ ႏို္င္ငံသူ ႏိုင္ငံသားေတြကုိ ညႇဥ္းဘို႔မဟုတ္။ လက္နက္အားကိုးတန္ခိုးျပဘို႔ မဟုတ္။ စစ္တပ္ဟာ ႏုိင္ငံရဲ႕ အေစခံျဖစ္ရမယ္။ ႏိုင္ငံဟာ စစ္တပ္ ရဲ႕ အေစခံ မျဖစ္ရဘူး။ ဒါက စကားရိုင္းရိုင္းနဲ႔ နားလည္ေအာင္ေျပာျပတာ ပဲ။ဒီစကားကုိ က်ဳပ္ေျပာတာက စစ္တပ္ကို က်ဳပ္ျပန္ႏွိမ္ခ်င္တဲ့ သေဘာနဲ႔ေျပာတာ မဟုတ္ဘူး။ ငါတို႔ဟာ လက္နက္ကိုင္ လူေတြျဖစ္ၾကေသာ္လည္း မတရား မလုပ္။ ႏို္င္ငံရဲ႕ ရန္သူေတြမဟုတ္။ ႏို္င္ငံရဲ႕ မိတ္ေဆြေတြဆုိတာ အားလုံးသေဘာ ေပါက္ေအာင္ ေျပာျပျခင္းပဲ။ အမွန္ေျပာရရင္ လူေတြဟာပုထုဇဥ္ေတြဘဲ အားရွိတဲ့အခါ အားနည္းတဲ့လူေတြကို ညႇဥ္းခ်င္ တဲ့ စိတ္ရွိတယ္။ အားနည္းတဲ့သူေတြကလည္း အားနည္းတဲ့အခါတုန္းကေတာ့ အားႀကီးေနတဲ့လူကို လက္နက္ အားကုိး အာဏာအားကိုး လုပ္ခ်င္တယ္ေျပာၾကတာပဲ။ မိမိတို႔ကိုယ္တိုင္ အားႀကီးတဲ့ေနရာ အာဏာရွိတဲ့ေနရာ ေရာက္တဲ့အခါက် ေတာ့ အရင္တုန္းကေျပာတာေတြေမ့ၿပီး တမ်ဳိးလုပ္ၾကတာပဲ။ ဒါထုံးစံဘဲ။ ငါတို႔က ဒီလုိမဟုတ္ အားနည္းတဲ့အခါလည္း အားႀကီးတဲ့လူကို မတရားရင္ မေၾကာက္။ အားႀကီးတဲ့အခါလည္း အားငယ္တဲ့လူကို မတရားမလုပ္ ဆုိတဲ့အတုိင္း လုပ္ခ်င္ တယ္။ ျပခ်င္တယ္။ အဲဒါေၾကာင့္ စစ္တပ္ဟာ ႏို္င္ငံရဲ႕ အေစခံျဖစ္တယ္လို႔ ေျပာတာဘဲ။ ႏို္င္ငံဟာ ဘာလဲ။ ႏိုင္ငံဟာ အ မ်ဳိးပဲ။ အမ်ဳိးဟာ ဘာလဲ။ အမ်ဳိးဟာ တႏုိင္ငံလုံးမွာရွိတဲ့ ႏိုင္ငံရဲ႕အက်ဳိးကိုလုပ္ၿပီး ႏိုင္ငံရဲ႕အမႈကို ဘယ္ခါမဆို ထမ္းမယ္ ဆုိတဲ့လူ အားလုံးပဲ။ ဒီေနရာမွာ လူမ်ဳိးေရးတရားအစစ္ကို ေျပာျပခ်င္တယ္။
လူမ်ဳိးေရးတရားဆုိတာ ဘာလဲ။ ကိုယ့္အမ်ဳိးသာ ခ်စ္ၿပီး ဒီ့ျပင္ လူမ်ဳိးေတြကို မုန္းထားတာ လူမ်ဳိးေရး တရားဘဲလား။ မ ဟုတ္ဘူး။ ကိုယ့္အမ်ဳိးခ်စ္ယုံနဲ႔ ဒီ့ျပင္လူမ်ဳိးကုိလည္း မုန္းဘို႔မလိုဘူး။
(ဗိုလ္ခ်ဴပ္ေအာင္ဆန္းက အဲဒီလိုလဲ မိန္႔ခြန္းေၿပာလိုက္ေရာ ၀ိုင္းၿပီး လုပ္ၾကံလိုက္ၾကတယ္ေလ)….
၁၉၆၂ ခုႏွစ္မွ ယေန႔အထိ ဖံုးကြယ္ေဖ်ာက္ဖ်က္ထားျခင္းခံရေသာ ဗိုလ္ခ်ဳပ္ေအာင္ဆန္း၏ မိန္႔ခြန္း
ေအာက္ပါ မိန္႔ခြန္းမွာ ဂ်ပန္ေခတ္ ၁၉၄၄ -ခု မတ္လ ၁၃ ရက္ေန႔ နံနက္အခ်ိန္တြင္ မဂၤလာဒုံ ဗိုလ္သင္တန္းေက်ာင္းဆင္း ပြဲ၌ ဗမာ့ကာကြယ္ေရးတပ္မေတာ္ စစ္ေသနာပတိႏွင့္ စစ္ဝန္ႀကီး ဗိုလ္ခ်ဳပ္ေအာင္ဆန္း ေျပာၾကားေသာ မိန္႔ခြန္းတရပ္ ျဖစ္ေၾကာင္း။ သူက်ဆုံးသြားခဲ့ရေသာ ဤဇူလိုင္လတြင္ သူ႔အား ျပန္ေျပာင္းသတိရမိသည့္အားေလွ်ာ္စြာ သူ၏ ေျပာင္ ေျမာက္ေသာ မိန္႔ခြန္းကို ရွာေဖြေဖာ္ျပလုိက္ရျခင္းျဖစ္ေၾကာင္း။
Posted: 28 Apr 2013 05:20 AM PDT
Barisan Nasional's desperation. Hat tip: Uppercaise Sarawakians and Sabahans take note
Posted: 28 Apr 2013 04:43 AM PDT
Burma Buddist Terrorist President Thein Sein is killing the Rohinga Muslims……but the world, U.S.A and E.U are pretending not to know that atrocity. They gave the rewards to terroist Burma Government……So, U.S and E.U also indirectly responsible for the killing the Rohingas…….
Posted: 28 Apr 2013 05:17 AM PDT
Banner yang terpapar di atas menjelaskan bahawa UMNO terlibat secara lansung menyebar video lucah palsu Mustafa Ali.
Mustafa: Saya akan lawan saman Umno.
KUALA LUMPUR - "Saman itu (Umno) saya akan lawan, dia saman tiga, saya, Zulkifli, dan Asmuni. Kami akan lawan Umno." Demikian tegas Setiausaha Agung Pas, Datuk Mustafa Ali hari ini.
Katanya, beliau tidak gentar dengan saman Umno, sebaliknya akan melawan kes itu di mahkamah dalam masa terdekat.
"Dia dah saman saya, kita lawan yang itu dulu, biar selesai satu-satu," katanya kepada pemberita di Pejabat Agung Pas di sini, hari ini.
Ketika ditanya pemberita sama ada beliau akan mengambil tindakan yang sama seperti Umno, katanya, perkara itu perlu diselesaikan satu persatu dan Mustafa enggan meletakkan sebarang komitmen untuk mengambil tindakan balas.
"Saya tak nak buat komitmen apa-apa (pasal video), saya akan lawan yang itu dulu," katanya yang enggan mengulas lanjut tentang pendedahan video skandal seks itu sambil menyerahkan perkara tersebut kepada peguamnya.
Mustafa berkata demikian mengulas lanjut tindakan Umno yang memfailkan saman terhadap beliau, peguamnya Asmuni Awi dan Ketua Pengarang Harakah Daily.net, Zulkifli Sulong berhubung dakwaan yang mengaitkan pertubuhan itu dengan penyebaran video lucah di laman sesawang Papa Gomo pada 11 April lalu.
Saman itu difailkan oleh Datuk Abdul Rauf Yusof atas kapasiti pegawai awam bagi Umno dan juga plaintif, melalui firma guaman Tetuan Hafarizam Wan & Aisha Mubarak di Mahkamah Tinggi Kuala Lumpur pada 22 April lalu.
Pihak plaintif antaranya menuntut ganti rugi am dan khas, ganti rugi teruk, ganti rugi keterlaluan dan injuksi serta menuntut permohonan maaf.
Walaupun Mustafa diasak beberapa kali oleh pemberita tentang isu video itu, beliau secara ringkas berkata, beliau akan menjawab persoalan itu dalam ceramah kempen pilihan raya di Rusila, Terengganu pada 3 Mei ini.
"Kalau nak tahu lanjut isu video, boleh datang dengar ceramah saya di Rusila, Terengganu pada 3 Mei depan," katanya. -SH
Posted: 28 Apr 2013 02:24 AM PDT
Taking the sting out of tax filing Compiled by LISA GOH
Educate yourself on the areas where you can maximise on your tax savings.
WHEN filing your taxes, it helps to know how you can maximise your tax savings. From medical claims to stamp duty exemptions, KPMG Tax Services executive director Datin Pauline Tam tackles some of the questions raised by Sunday Star readers in this last instalment on tax queries.
Q: I'm a first time taxpayer. I live quite a distance away from my office and drive to work. Can I make a deduction for petrol expenses? If yes, where should I show it in the tax form?
A: Expenses incurred for travelling to work are not tax deductible.
> It was mentioned that only Malaysian citizens who are residing in the country are entitled to the RM10,000 personal deduction for interest on housing loan.
a) Can we claim this deduction on interest charged on progressive payment while the property is being constructed?
You can claim the interest expenses once you start to expend the interest, provided that the Sale and Purchase Agreement for the purchase has been executed on or after March 10, 2009, but not later than Dec 31, 2010.
b) Is this deduction applicable to all residential properties irrespective of price?
The conditions stipulated in the Income Tax Act 1967 (" the Tax Act") do not relate to prices.
> For 2012, I was given a sum of RM3,000 to be spent on a holiday and I went to Port Dickson. I understand there is some benefit for spending on local holidays. Should this sum be added to my salary/bonus?
Three leave passages, including meals and accommodation for travel within Malaysia, in any calendar year are exempt from tax. In this respect, the actual sum expended up to RM3,000 is exempt from tax. Nevertheless, please maintain the relevant documentation to prove that the amount was given to you as a leave passage and you have incurred it on travels within Malaysia.
> I have two sons in college. Last year, one of them started working but this year he is off again to do his postgraduate studies. For the education rebate, do I make the claim for one son this year, and two sons again next year?
A resident individual is entitled to claim child relief as follows:
(i) RM4,000 (increase to RM6,000 effective from 2013) in respect of an unmarried child over 18 years old who is receiving full-time education in Malaysia at a university, college, or other similar educational establishment or is serving under articles or indentures with a view to qualifying in a trade or profession. However, the deduction is not applicable where the child undertakes a matriculation or pre-graduate course.
(ii) RM4,000 (increase to RM6,000 effective from 2013) is also extended to an unmarried child over 18 years of age undertaking a course of study outside Malaysia and the study is for an award of degree (including a degree at Masters or Doctorate level) or equivalent of a degree.
The resident individual is only entitled to the child relief where the child pursues study in courses and educational establishments recognised by the Malaysian government which are available in the website of the Public Service Department (http://www.jpa.gov.my).
If you meet the above conditions, you should be entitled to claim the child relief. However, if your son or sons are working while studying, you would not be eligible to claim the child relief if his/their total income exceeds the allowable amount of the deduction.
> I set up a sole proprietor company in June 2012 with intention to do business. Unfortunately, the business failed to materialise (no transaction done) due to an unfortunate event. Should I submit my income tax under Form BE or Form B for the year 2012?
If you are a tax resident and only derived employment income in 2012, you should submit Form BE for the year 2012.
> During the 2012 budget, the Prime Minister announced that Christians who pay tithes can claim for tax rebate. However, there is no such rebate column in the tax forms. When we called Inland Revenue Board (IRB), an officer said that this tax rebate has not been approved. Please clarify.
Donations to approved organisations are allowable deductions but limited to 7% of the aggregate income of the individual. An organisation has to submit a formal application to the IRB to apply for the approved status and comply with certain conditions. An organisation is defined in the Tax Act, among others, to be an organisation in Malaysia which is not operated and conducted primarily for profit and which is an organisation established and maintained exclusively to administer and augment a public fund established and held solely for the purposes of religious worship or the advancement of religion and such fund is to be used:
i. For the construction, improvement or maintenance of a building in Malaysia which is:
(a) exclusively for those purposes; and
(b) intended to be open to any member of the public for those purposes; or
ii. to provide facilities to carry on the activity related to those purposes; or
iii. to provide for the management of the activity related to those purposes.
Your church can submit an application for your church maintenance fund to the IRB for an approved organisation status under Section 44(6) of the Tax Act. Once approval is granted, your donations (supported by the relevant receipts) given for this purpose can qualify as approved donations which is claimable as deductions under "Donation" ( limited to 7% of your aggregate income).
> My wife has stopped working since July 2011 and has no other income apart from her government pension (about RM1,500 per month) which is exempted from tax. Must she still file her tax returns?
Your wife is still required to submit a tax return under the following circumstances: she has chargeable income in the immediate preceding year; or she has submitted a tax return in the immediate preceding year; or she is required to submit a tax return (but failed to submit) for the immediate preceding year. However, she does not need to submit a tax return if she has obtained a waiver from the IRB.
> I intend to purchase a house with my son. The cost of the house is RM600,000. Since this is the first time we want to purchase the house, are we entitled for the stamp duty exemption?
A 50% stamp duty exemption is given on instruments of transfer and loan agreements executed by Malaysians for the purchase of their first residential property not exceeding RM400,000 and the exemption is applicable for sale and purchase agreement executed from Jan 1, 2013 to Dec 31, 2014.
> My mum fully retired last year and has not had any income since. As a son, I have been responsible for paying her insurance policy for 2012. Kindly advise if I am allowed to deduct the insurance premiums under my parents' medical fees. If this is not allowed, please advise where else I can deduct it from.
There is no available deduction for the above.
> My mother is 83 years old and lives with me. I am not comfortable leaving her alone in the house when the rest of us are out working. She is still able to move about herself but is a bit clumsy. I send her to a seniors' day-care centre, where she can socialise and participate in various activities to keep her body and mind active, and I bring her home in the evenings. This centre is registered with the Social Welfare Department. Is there any provision for me to claim tax relief?
You could make a claim under Medical Treatment, Special Needs and Carer expenses for parents. The claim for the carer expenses must be evidenced by certification of a registered medical practitioner that your mum requires special needs or carer and a receipt on the amount expended. The carer expense together with the claim of medical expenses and special needs is limited to RM5,000.
> In the past, both my husband and I opted for separate assessments. In 2012, my husband did not have any income and I am planning to opt for joint assessment to enjoy additional RM3,000 relief for spouse.
a) How do I file for joint assessment? Do I fill in a joint assessment in the name of the wife in the tax return form? Does my husband still have to file the tax return? (We submit our return through e-filing.)
Based on your circumstances, the type of assessment (indicated in the tax return) comes under category 4′ (if the individual is married with a spouse who has no income/no source of income or has income which is tax exempt).
Your husband is required to submit a tax return by the due date even if he does not have any chargeable income under the following circumstances he has chargeable income in the immediate preceding year; or he has submitted a tax return in the immediate preceding year; or he is required to submit a tax return (but failed to submit) for the immediate preceding year.
However, he does not need to submit a tax return if he is able to obtain a waiver from the IRB.
The type of assessment that he should indicate in his tax return is category 2′ (joint in the name of wife) to allow you to claim the personal relief for spouse and children.
b) Is there a time frame that I must opt for joint assessment?
If you are filing paper returns, the tax returns must be submitted by April 30. The deadline is extended to May 15, 2013 if you are e-filing.
Disclaimer: The answers contained in this article are provided for general purposes only. Answers may differ based on personal and specific circumstances. While every effort has been made to ensure that the answers are accurate and up-to-date at press time, KPMG Tax Services Sdn Bhd and the contributor to the answers accept no responsibility for any loss which may arise from reliance on the answers contained in this article.
Posted: 28 Apr 2013 01:49 AM PDT
Facing a raft of domestic issues, can Malaysia's government weather a growing opposition onslaught to win the elections?
Posted: 28 Apr 2013 12:36 AM PDT
Each morning when I sip my coffee, I give myself little research projects which will decide the direction of my blog posts. Well, this morning was no exception. I decided to discover who are the young rising stars in the music industry who deserve more recognition for their talent.
And that is how I discovered Gary Chaw and Wanting Qu...
Wanting was born and raised in Harbin, Heilongjiang, China. She came to Canada at 16 to study, eventually earning a degree in international business, and relocated to Vancouver where she began her musical career.
In 2009, she became the first Chinese artist to be signed to the Nettwerk label; she is managed by Terry McBride. Her first album, Everything In The World (jointly released with Universal Music China in 2012) went platinum in China within its first week on sale, and her singles "You Exist in My Song" and "Drenched" were used in the soundtrack for the Hong Kong film Love in the Buff.
In 2013 she became the first ever tourism ambassador for Vancouver, with the intention of raising Canada's profile among destinations for Chinese visitors. Qu will participate in a series of videos, bringing together her music with scenic imagery of British Columbia. She will also personally show fans around Vancouver and Whistler as part of a contest.
Qu appeared on the 2013 CCTV New Year's Gala, where she performed "You Exist In My Song."
The song "Star in You" from album Everything In The World was featured in Degrassi: The Next Generation in the episode "Bitter Sweet Symphony, Part II" on Feb 22nd, 2013.(Source: Wikipedia)
The following video clip "Drenched" by Wanting was recorded in her home. I love the unusual timbre of her voice and her musicianship.
WATCH IT AT THIS LINK.
EVERYTHING IN THE WORLD BY WANTING
FIX BY WANTING
WANTING'S MUSIC CHANNEL IN YOUTUBE - CLICK HERE
The other famous star is Gary Chaw...
Gary Chaw was born on 9 July 1979 in Kota Belud, Sabah, Malaysia, also known as Gary Cao or Cao Ge. He is a Malaysian Chinese Golden Melody Awards singer-songwriter based in Taiwan, who has had achieved success in Taiwan, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and Singapore. He is renowned for his stage presence, wide vocal range, and rich voice. In addition, he composes for himself and other singers.
Chaw lived with his grandfather since he was 11 months old as his parents separated. He received his early education in Canada when he was 9. He later went on to continue his studies in Engineering at the University of Auckland in New Zealand. However, he left New Zealand before completing his studies. He is a polyglot as he can speak Mandarin, Cantonese, English, French, Hakka, Taiwanese & Malay fluently.
CLICK HERE to read about the difficulties he experienced in the early years of his career and how his life was transformed when he adopted a cat. "He took this cat home and raised it since they both were unwanted by society. He named it "Lin Lin" and wrote a song for the cat "The world's only you" . From then on, his career completely changed. After three years of hard work, he signed with Rock Records.
Here's Gary Chaw with his rendition of ALL I HAVE TO DO IS DREAM performed with his band Project Sensation.
Posted: 28 Apr 2013 02:10 AM PDT
Johor Bahru – Suruhanjaya Pilihanraya (SPR) perlu segera mengemukakan kenyataan balas terhadap satu laporan polis yang telah dibuat 18 April, Khamis lepas.
Dalam repot polis berkenaan, pengadu Saudara Siam Bin Kasrin telah mengemukakan aduan berhubung salah laku yang telah dilakukan oleh calon Barisan Nasional (BN) iaitu Saudara Mohd Puad Zarkashi.
Menurut Haji Siam, pada pilihanraya umum ke-12 yang lepas, beliau telah dilantik menjadi wakil calon bagi Saudara Fuad Zarkashi sebagai calon Barisan Nasional untuk Parlimen P150 Batu Pahat.
Namun disebabkan sikap tidak telus calon dalam pilihanraya tersebut kerana ada elemen yang menyalahi Akta Kesalahan Pilihanraya 1954, Haji Siam mengambil keputusan untuk tidak menandatangani penyata perbelanjaan calon pada borang (d).
Tambah beliau, akibat daripada tindakan itu beliau menerima surat tunjuk sebab daripada Setiausaha Agung UMNO (BIL UMNO/R/SUA/8 JLD 1/21) yang bertarikh 7 November 2009.
Menurutnya lagi, SPR Johor telah memaklumkan kepada beliau bahawa calon berkenaan telah pun diperakui dan diwartakan.
Mengikut Akta Kesalahan Pilihanraya 1954, mana-mana calon yang terpilih dan wakil tidak menghantar penyata perbelanjaan dalam tempoh yang ditetapkan, adalah tidak layak bagi calon berkenaan untuk bertanding pada pilihanraya berikutnya.
Pada 16 April 2013 yang lepas, Dr Hj Mohd Puad Zarkashi telahpun menerima watikah untuk bertanding sebagai calon BN dalam PRU-13 bagi Parlimen Batu Pahat.
Lebih mengejutkan lagi apabila SPR telahpun mengesahkan pencalonan beliau pada 20 April yang lepas semasa hari penamaan calon.
Dalam laporan polis yang sama, Hj Siam juga telah menyangkal tanggapan umum yang telah menuduh beliau menerima RM 2 juta bagi membolehkan Saudara Puad Zarkashi bertanding semula dalam PRU-13 kali ini. -nusajayakini
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Posted: 28 Apr 2013 06:19 AM PDT
Our "Great Leader", is it again!!Spewing forth his lies and hate, the patron of a racist outfit called Perkasa. Malaysians know why you are earnest to campaign this time around, definatly it is not your love for your party and Najib, it is purely to save your dirty skin as there are enough reasons to skin you alive, Mahathir. You will do anything to cover your arse and blame Anwar. What a dirty old man are you. Take him on fact and figures or debate him if you dare.
PUTRAJAYA Former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad launched an attack full of sexual innuendos against his former deputy Anwar Ibrahim while campaigning for the ruling BN coalition in Putrajaya last night. He again hinted strongly that the prime minister aspirant is not suited for the top job and had been sacked from Umno in 1998 because of his alleged homosexual tendencies. Mahathir recounted how Anwar forced his way to the top echelons Umno's ranks and then instigated his supporters within the party to accuse him of corruption and cronyism in his impatience to become prime minister.
"But it is okay, if he wants the job so badly, take it. I'm not going to be prime minister forever anyway. But we found that besides aspiring to become the prime minister, he has other intentions that we could not accept. "This 'dirty' work stinks, how could one do such thing? So people like this cannot be prime minister," he said. He then paused for a moment, as the 1,000-strong enthusiastic audience shouted, "Cannot"! Mahathir continued, "The prime minister's office is huge and there are government officers coming in, and some of them are young," he said, and the crowd cheered.
"I fear what would happen to the officers if he becomes the prime minister. Even his driver is not safe. So are those in the office, some of them are cute. Not only women who are cute, there are cute men too. "If he becomes the prime minister, I do not know what would happen. All gone. So I asked my friends in Umno what to do with him, and they said, 'Sack'," he told the audience.
Mahathir was speaking at a ceramah near a civil servant's apartment complex in Precinct 9 to support Umno secretary-general Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor (right), who is defending his Putrajaya parliamentary seat against a strong challenge from PAS vice-president Husam Musa. In his speech, Mahathir also accused Anwar for of engaging in money politics in his 1993 bid to challenge then Umno deputy president Ghafar Baba in a party election - a move that was unprecedented at the time.
As a result, he said, Anwar had the support of Sabah Umno divisions although Ghafar had almost single-handedly founded them all. Since his sacking in 1998, Anwar was convicted for sodomy and abuse of the power, but was later cleared of the former. He was hit by another sodomy charge in 2008 and was acquitted last year, but the prosecution has filed an appeal that is still pending in court.
Posted: 27 Apr 2013 11:51 PM PDT
Good, 8888 should write in English and distribute officially. Then only the whole world could know 8888′s stand for Human Rights, Democracy, Minority's right and in this case stand for the Rule of Law. International community could then judge whether your stand cross the boundary of Patriotism and leaning to Ultra-Nationalism. If you just want the love and support of majority instead of doing politics you should try to become famous actors by participating in Zatts, according to our beloved Daw Suu's words. Good Politicians must have the courage to change or RIGHT the wrong perceptions of the people but not just follow the popular wrong desire and opinion of the people.
Why so scared about OIC….Just accept the independent (non-Muslim) UN Human Rights Investigators or ICC to investigate FREELY.U Aung Tin wrote a good comment>>> (၁) လူထုကုိ လမ္းမွန္ကုိ ဦးေဆာင္မွာလား။ လူထုေနာက္ျမီးဆဲြလုပ္မွာလားဆုိတာကုိ အေလးအနက္စဥ္းစားေစခ်င္တယ္။ (၂)အခုပုိ႔စ္မွာ တင္ျပေဆြးေႏြးခ်က္ေတြကို ေခါင္းေဆာင္ေတြကုိ အေသအခ်ာျပန္လည္ခ်ျပဖုိ႔ ျပန္လည္ဆန္းစစ္ဖို႔ ေစတနာေကာင္းနဲ႔ အႀကံျပဳလုိက္ပါတယ္။ (၃) အခုပုိ႔မွာ ေဆြးေႏြးတင္ျပထားတာေတြဟာ မွန္တယ္။ သင့္ေလွ်ာ္တယ္။ အခုလိုဘဲ လူထုကုိ တင္ျပထားသင့္တယ္လုိ႔ ယူဆရင္ စိတ္မေကာင္းပါဘူးလို႔ဘဲ ဆုိရပါမယ္။ (၄) လူတုိင္း အဖဲြ႔တုိင္းဟာ ကုိယ့္သမုိင္း ကိုယ္ေရးၾကရပါတယ္။ ျမန္မာျပည္မွာ ႏုိင္ငံေရးေရစီးေၾကာင္းကုိ အလုိက္သင့္ေမွ်ာလုိက္တဲ့ အဖဲြ႔အစည္းေတြ၊ ေခါင္းေဆာင္ေတြမ်ားလွတယ္။ လမ္းမွန္ေပၚမွာ ရပ္ေနဆဲျဖစ္တဲ့ ရွားရွားပါးပါး ရွစ္ေလးလုံးအဖဲြ႔ကို သမုိင္းေၾကာင္းလွေစခ်င္ပါတယ္။
Smart Queen>>> မြတ္စလင္မ္ေတြကို ဗုဒၶဘာသာ၀င္မ်ားနဲ႕ ဘုန္းၾကီးမ်ားက ကူညီခဲ့တယ္ဆိုတာျငင္းလို႕ မရတဲ့အေထာက္အထားေတြရွိတယ္ဆိုတာမွန္ေပမဲ့ ဗုဒၶဘာသာဘုန္းေတာ္ၾကီးေတြဦးေဆာင္ျပီး မြတ္စလင္မ္မ်ားရဲ႕ အိုးအိမ္စည္းစိမ္ေတြကိုဖ်က္ဆီးခဲ့တဲ့ ျငင္းလို႕ မရတဲ့အေထာက္အထားမ်ားလည္းရွိပါတယ္။HRW ရဲ႕ အစီရင္ခံစာက တဖတ္သတ္ဆန္တယ္ဆိုရင္ ဘယ္လိုအစီရင္ခံစာမ်ိဳးလိုခ်င္တာလဲ။ OIC ကို ဘာလို႕ လာမွာလဲ လို႕ ေမးခြန္းမထုတ္ခင္ OICလို အဖြဲ႕ အစည္းမ်ိဳးက ၀င္လာမယ္လို႕ ေျပာေနရေလာက္ေအာင္ကို ငါတို႕ႏိုင္ငံထဲမွာ တဖတ္သတ္ႏိွပ္စက္မႈေတြမ်ားေနျပီလားလို႕ အရင္သံုးသပ္ေဆြးေႏြးသင့္တယ္။အရွိကိုအရိွအတိုင္း၊ အမွန္ကိုအမွန္အတိုင္း ေခါင္းေဆာင္မ်ားပီသစြာေျပာဆိုၾကပါ။အဲလိုမွ မဟုတ္လို႕ ကေတာ့ ရာဇ၀င္ရိုင္းေနဦးမွာပဲ။
My FRIEND wrote>>>
" စေနေကာက္ႏုတ္ခ်က္ ( တစ္ပတ္အတြင္း အျပန္အလွန္ေဆြးေႏြးမွ်ေ၀ျခင္း ) "
" ကြ်န္ေတာ္တုိ႔ ၈၈-မ်ဳိးဆက္ျငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရးႏွင့္ပြင့္လင္းလူ႔အဖြဲ႕
ပြင့္လင္းခရီးစဥ္ေတြဟာ ေအာင္ျမင္မွဳရပါတယ္။ အထူးသျဖင့္
ယေန႔ စေနေကာက္ႏုတ္ခ်က္ အျပန္အလွန္ေဆြးေႏြးမွဳေတြဟာ
◙ ၈၈-မ်ဳိးဆက္ ျငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရးႏွင့္ပြင့္လင္းလူ႔အဖြဲ႕အစည္းဟာ
မိမိတုိ႔ႏုိင္ငံအတြင္း ျဖစ္ပြားခဲ့ေသာ ပဋိပကၡမ်ားႏွင့္ ပတ္သက္၍
◙ ရခုိင္ျပည္နယ္တြင္း ျဖစ္ပြားခဲ့တဲ့ ပဋိပကၡေတြနဲ႔ပတ္သက္လုိ႔
– ရခိုင္ ႏွင့္ မိတၳီလာပဋိပကၡအပါအ၀င္ ဘာသာေရး၊ လူမ်ဳိးေရး
ယခုဆုိလွ်င္ ႏုိင္ငံတကာသံတမန္ေတြဟာ ကြ်န္ေတာ္တုိ႔နဲ
သံတမန္တစ္ဦးရဲ႕ ရင္းရင္းနီးနီးအၾကံျပဳခ်က္ထဲမွာဆုိရင္ -
OIC ဘာလာလုပ္မွာလဲလုိ႔ အရင္ေမးခြန္းထုတ္ရပါလိမ့္မယ္။
– လူထုဆက္ဆံေရး႒ာန -
Posted: 27 Apr 2013 11:41 PM PDT
The BN's rejection of of Kamilia Ibrahim and Ong Tee Keat as candidates in the May 5 general election proves that the ruling coalition only wants candidates who are corrupt or are in videos, not outstanding individuals such as the two. PKR strategy director Rafizi Ramli, who is contesting the Pandan parliamentary seat, said he was saddened that Ong, a five-term MP who is popular in this constituency, was not contesting.
"When I was picked as the candidate for Pandan, I thought my work was cut-out. Ong has an outstanding record as a hard-working MP who looks after the welfare of the people here, and most important of all, is free of corruption. "The leaders who put me here also wanted me to work extra hard to win the peoples hearts and to be of service to the people.
"However, BN chief and caretaker Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak and MCA president Chua Soi Lek, dropped Ong. I was looking forward to the contest between us. "However, Ong's main reason of not being selected to defend his seat is because he is an incorruptible person, who exposed the Port Klang Free Zone scandal," said the 37-year-old.
In MCA, Rafizi said, one must be a star in videos, even in black-and-white ones, to be a candidate, in an apparent hint at Chua's sex video. Or the person must be able to sing like the BN Bukit Bintang BN candidate (Frankie Gan). "No wonder there's been heavy rain and floods in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor since the election campaign started. It is because we have many aspiring singers who performers on video in the contest," he said to the laughter of the mixed crowd of some 1,500 people in Cheras Indah.
'Kamilia's candidacy will benefit Pakatan' Similarly with Kamilia, the PKR strategy director said, who despite being the number two in the Wanita Umno movement was not selected for a seat. In fact, Rafizi said, Kamilia was not the number two in Wanita Umno as Najib holds the first post as leader of the movement by virtue of being the Women and Community Development Minister, with Shahrizat Abdul Jalil being the second-in-charge.
"Kamilia was not selected because she is truthful, not corrupt and does not take peoples' money, like the leader who took RM250 million for cows and the former senator Raja Ropiaah (Raja Abdullah) who has obtained 200 acres of land," Rafizi said. "Kamilia's only problem is that she asked Shahrizat to resign for over the cow project fiasco. Despite being the number two, she did not get to be a candidate. "Trust me, her participation in the Kuala Kangsar parliamentary battle will result in Pakatan winning there," he said, adding that this would benefit the opposition
Rafizi then went on to say why Pakatan was the only choice for the people in this election as the BN has put the country into its biggest deficit after 55 years of independence and its rule marred by cronies benefiting at the expense of the people. Companies such as Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor (Syabas) owned by Rozali Ismail of Umno, who is also the highest paid chief executive officer in the country, as well as independent power producers controlled by Ananda Krishnan, the Genting group, YTL and Syed Mokhtar Al Bukhary that sell electricity to Tenaga Nasional Bhd at a very high rate, were causing the sufferings of the citizens.
If Pakatan came to power, it would renegotiate the deals to ensure that the people benefited. "The country's deficit it has risen to RM500 billion under Najib. When Anwar Ibrahim was finance minister in the 1990s, the deficit was RM93 billion, but it rose to RM200 billion under Dr Mahathir Mohamad and RM300 billion under Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. "The money for paying back on the RM500 billion deficit within four years of the Najib administration comes from the Employees Provident Fund, the Pensions Fund and also from Tabung Haji.
"These are all the people's money, yours and mine. If we allow BN to rule again, it will continue to take our money by increasing the deficit," he said, adding that this was why the people must change the government. Rafizi said BN's fear of losing in this election was manifested by the RM7 billion transfer of funds to Caymans Island by 1Malaysia Development Bhd under surprising circumstances. Looking at the mixed crowd and the absence of any activity on the part of BN candidate Gary Lim in the constituency last night, Rafizi, who is a qualified accountant and posses a degree in electronics and electrical engineering as well, seems like a shoe-in for the Pandan seat. From Malaysiakini
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