Friday, May 24, 2013

[BERGAMBAR] Puluhan Ribu Di Himpunan Black505 Melaka, Rakyat Terus Bangkit!

[BERGAMBAR] Puluhan Ribu Di Himpunan Black505 Melaka, Rakyat Terus Bangkit!


[BERGAMBAR] Puluhan Ribu Di Himpunan Black505 Melaka, Rakyat Terus Bangkit!

Posted: 24 May 2013 11:00 AM PDT


Nampaknya rakyat semakin bangkit seaklipun pihak polis telah menggunakan kuasanya menangkap beberapa aktivis Pakatan sebelum ini.

Puluhan ribu rakyat berhimpun di Perhimpunan Black5050 yang diadakan di Dataran Kebangkitan Rakyat, berhadapan Dewan Tun Ali dalam parlimen Bukit Katil malam tadi.

Antara pimpinan Pakatan Rakyat yang menyampaikan ucapan malam tadi ialah Ketua Umum KEADILAN, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, Timbalan Presiden Pas, Mohamad Sabu, Pengerusi KEADILAN Melaka, Shamsul Iskandar Mohd Akin dan Adun Bukit Baru, Dr Khalid Kassim.

Siapa menduga, setelah diancam dan diugut berkali-kali oleh pihak berkuasa yang semuanya bertujuan untuk menggagal missi perhimpunan tersebut, ianya tidak mampu untuk membendung gelora kebangkitan rakyat. Tepat sekali kata-kata TG Nik Abdul Aziz, Mentri Besar Kelantan : "Bagaikan tabie air, rakyat pun begitu. Sebarang usaha menyekat dan membenteng air yang turun dari gunung akan menunggu bencana di hari depan, di satu masa dan ketika nanti."







VOA Town Hall meeting with Burmese gov.- Spokesman U Ye Htut

Posted: 24 May 2013 07:19 AM PDT

VOA Town Hall meeting with Burmese gov.- Spokesman U Ye Htut
အေမရိကန္ျပည္ေထာင္စုကုိ အလုပ္သေဘာ အလည္အပတ္ခရီးေရာက္ရိွေနတဲ့ သမၼတ ဦးသိန္းစိန္ႏွင့္ အေမရိကန္ေရာက္ ျမန္မာ အသိုင္းအ၀ိုင္း ကေနၿပီးေတာ့၊ ႏုိင္ငံေရး၊ စီးပြားေရး၊ ဘာသာေရး၊ လူငယ္ေရးရာ ဘက္ေပါင္းစံုက အသိုင္းအ၀ိုင္း ေတြ႔ဆံုေမးျမန္းခန္းျဖစ္ပါတယ္။ ဒီအစီအစဥ္ကို ဗြီအိုေအျမန္မာပိုင္း ကေနၿပီးေတာ့ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံကို ႐ုပ္ျမင္သံၾကားကေန တိုက္႐ိုက္ထုတ္လြႊင့္ခဲ့ပါတယ္။

ယခု ဗီဒီယို အပိုင္းက ေတာ့ ေမးခြန္းမ်ားမွ တခုကို ေကာက္ႏႈတ္ျပီးေဖာ္ျပထားတာ ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။

အစီအစဥ္အျပည့္အစံုကို http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZPko9fRfWo လင္ခ္တြင္ ၾကည့္ရႈႏိုင္ပါသည္။

ဦးသန္းလြင္ထြန္း။ ။ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံမွာ လုပ္ေဆာင္ေနတဲ့ ကိစၥေတြဟာ အင္မတန္ အျပဳသေဘာေဆာင္တဲ့ အေၾကာင္းအရာေတြအေပၚကို တစ္ခါ တစ္ခါ — တဲ့ အမည္းစက္ေတြ ရွိပါတယ္။ ႐ုပ္ဆိုးအက်ည္းတန္တဲ့ ကိစၥရပ္ေတြေပါ့ေနာ္။ အထူးသျဖင့္ ရခုိင္ျပည္မွာ ျဖစ္ခဲ့တဲ့ ကိစၥလိုမ်ဳိး၊ ဘာသာေရးနဲ႔ ပတ္သက္တဲ့ အဓိက႐ုဏ္းေတြေပါ့ေနာ္။ ဒီကိစၥေတြနဲ႔ ပတ္သက္လုိ႔ကေတာ့ တိုင္းျပည္တစ္ျပည္ရဲ႕ အျပဳသေဘာေဆာင္ေနတဲ့ အေျခအေနေတြ ၾကားထဲမွာ လက္ညႇိဳးထုိးျပစရာ အျမင္မ်ဳိး ျဖစ္ေနတယ္ဆိုေတာ့- ဒီကိစၥနဲ႔ ပတ္သက္ၿပီးေတာ့ ဘာသာေရးအေၾကာင္းအရာနဲ႔ ပတ္သက္ၿပီးေတာ့ ေမးျမန္းဖို႔ ဆိုၿပီးေတာ့ ဦးဝင္းေအာင္ရွိေနပါတယ္။ ဦးဝင္းေအာင္အေနနဲ႔ ထၿပီးေတာ့ ေမးႏိုင္ပါတယ္။ ဦးဝင္းေအာင္ကေတာ့ အေစာပိုင္းက က်ေနာ္တို႔ ဗီြအိုေအရဲ႕ ဌာန ဝန္ထမ္းေဟာင္းပါပဲ။

ဦးဝင္းေအာင္။ ။ က်ေနာ္ ဝင္းေအာင္ပါ။ က်ေနာ္တို႔ ညီအကိုေမာင္ႏွမ ၁၂ ေယာက္ရွိတယ္။ ျမန္မာျပည္က ထြက္လာၿပီးတဲ့ေနာက္ အႏွစ္ ၂၀ ၾကာတဲ့အခါမွာ ေတာ္ေတာ္မ်ားမ်ား ကြယ္လြန္သြားတာ – အခု ျပဳျပင္ေျပာင္းလဲမႈအရ က်ေနာ္ ျမန္မာျပည္ကို ျပန္ေရာက္ၿပီးေတာ့ လည္ပတ္ခြင့္ရတဲ့အခါမွာ အသက္မေသ ရွင္က်န္ေနတဲ့ ညီအကို ေမာင္ႏွမေတြကို မေသခင္မွာ ေတြ႔ရတဲ့အတြက္ သမၼတႀကီးကို ေက်းဇူးတင္ေၾကာင္း အရင္ ေျပာလိုပါတယ္။ က်ေနာ္ ဗီြအိုေအမွာ ၁၅ ႏွစ္မလုပ္ခင္ ျမန္မာ့အသံမွာ အႏွစ္ ၂၀ လုပ္ခဲ့ပါတယ္။ က်ေနာ္ဟာ အဂၤလိပ္ ကၽြန္ေခတ္မွာ ေမြးပါတယ္။ ဂ်ပန္ေခတ္ကိုလည္း ႀကံဳပါတယ္။ ေနာက္ ျပည္တြင္းစစ္ ျဖစ္ေတာ့လည္းပဲ က်ေနာ္တုိ႔ ကြန္ျမဴနစ္ အုပ္စိုးတာတို႔-ဘာတုိ႔ ျဖစ္လာေတာ့ ေနာက္ က်ေနာ္ ျမန္မာ့အသံမွာ အႏွစ္ ၂၀ လုပ္တဲ့အခါမွာ အိမ္ေစာင့္အစိုးရ- စသျဖင့္ ေခတ္အဆက္ ဆက္ ေနာက္ဆံုး ေခတ္အဆက္ဆက္ကို က်ေနာ္ ႀကံဳခဲ့ပါတယ္။ က်ေနာ္သတင္းစာဆရာပါ။ ႏွစ္ေပါင္း ၅၀ ေက်ာ္ ကေလာင္ကိုင္ခဲ့တဲ့သူပါ။ အဲဒီေတာ့ကာ ဒီလုိ ျမန္မာျပည္မွာေပါ့ေလ- ျပဳျပင္ေျပာင္းလဲေရး ျဖစ္လာတဲ့ အတြက္ အင္မတန္ကို ဝမ္းသာစရာ ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။ ေနာက္ က်ေနာ္တုိ႔ ျမန္မာျပည္ကို ျပန္ၾကည့္တဲ့အခါမွာ ျမန္မာျပည္ကို ျပန္သြားခ်င္တဲ့ အခါမ်ဳိးမွာ၊ အခုနက သမၼတႀကီး အမိန္႔ရွိသလို က်ေနာ္တုိ႔က အျမတ္ထုတ္ဖို႔၊ Invest လုပ္ဖို႔ မဟုတ္ပါဘူး။ က်ေနာ္ အခုနက ေျပာသလို က်ေနာ့္ ညီအကို ေမာင္ႏွမအရင္းေတြ အဲဒီမွာ ရွိေနပါမယ္။ အဲဒီေတာ့ကာ မၾကာေသးခင္က ျဖစ္ေနတဲ့ ကိစၥေတြ၊ အင္မတန္ အက်ည္းတန္ အ႐ုပ္ဆိုးတဲ့ ကိစၥေတြ ျဖစ္ေနတာက ျမန္မာျပည္အတြင္းမွာ ဘယ္ေလာက္ထိ သိၾကတယ္၊ ျမင္ၾကတယ္ဆိုတာကို မသိရေပမဲ့လို႔ ျပည္ပမွာကေတာ့ သမၼတႀကီးလည္း သိတဲ့အတိုင္းပါပဲ။ ဒီကေန႔ ေခတ္ေပၚ တိုးတက္တဲ့ နည္းပညာေတြအရ သမၼတႀကီးအိမ္မွာ ေန႔လည္စာ ဘာတို႔စရာနဲ႔၊ ဘာဟင္းနဲ႔ စားလဲဆိုတာကိုေတာင္မွ သိလို႔ ျမင္လို႔ရတဲ့ အေျခအေနမ်ဳိး ျဖစ္သြားပါၿပီ။

ဦးသန္းလြင္ထြန္း။ ။ ဦးဝင္းေအာင္ခင္ဗ်ာ။ ဘာသာေရးနဲ႔ ပတ္သက္တဲ့ ဦးဝင္းေအာင္ ေမးစရာရွိတာကို ေမးေပးပါ။

ဦးဝင္းေအာင္။ ။ ဒီလို ဘာသာေရး အက်ည္းတန္၊ အ႐ုပ္ဆိုးတဲ့ ျဖစ္ရပ္ေတြကို ျပင္ပမွာ ျမင္ေနရတဲ့အတြက္က သမၼတႀကီး ဦးေဆာင္တဲ့ ျပဳျပင္ေျပာင္းလဲေရး လုပ္ငန္းစဥ္ကို အင္မတန္ အက်ည္းတန္ အ႐ုပ္ဆိုးေစပါတယ္။ အထူးသျဖင့္ ဒီ မုန္းတီးေရးကို ဖန္တီးေနတဲ့- ေျပာင္ေျပာင္တင္းတင္း လုပ္ေနတာကို တရားဥပေဒစိုးမိုးေရးအရ ဘယ္လိုမွ ဘာေၾကာင့္ အေရးမယူလဲဆိုတာ – က်ေနာ္ဟာ အစၥလာမ္ဘာသာဝင္ မူဆလင္တစ္ေယာက္ပါ။ မြတ္ဆလင္တစ္ေယာက္ အေနနဲ႔လည္း က်ေနာ္ ေတာ္ေတာ္ စိတ္မေကာင္းျဖစ္ပါတယ္။ ျမန္မာျပည္ မွာ ေမြးတဲ့ လူတစ္ေယာက္အေနနဲ႔လည္း ဝမ္းနည္းပါတယ္။ ေနာက္ အႏွစ္ ၅၀ သတင္းသမားတစ္ေယာက္ အေနနဲ႔လည္း က်ေနာ္ အံ့ၾသမိပါတယ္။

ဦးသန္းလြင္ထြန္း။ ။ ဟုတ္ကဲ့၊ ေက်းဇူးတင္ပါတယ္၊ ဦးဝင္းေအာင္ ခင္ဗ်။ ေမးခ်င္တဲ့သေဘာေတာ့ က်ေနာ္နားလည္ပါတယ္။ က်ေနာ္နားလည္တာက လက္ရိွ မုန္းတီးေရးေတြ လံႈေဆာ္ေနတာေတြကို ဘာေၾကာင့္ အေရးမယူသလဲ၊ အေရးယူမႈ ရိွသလားဆိုတာကို သိခ်င္တယ္။

သမၼတဦးသိန္းစိန္။ ။ က်ေနာ္ ေျပာရမယ္ဆိုရင္ေတာ့ က်ေနာ္တို႔ ႏိုင္ငံေရးအရ ျပဳျပင္ေျပာင္းလဲမႈေတြလုပ္တယ္။ တခါ စီးပြားေရးအရ ျပဳျပင္ေျပာင္းလဲမႈေတြ လုပ္တယ္။ အဲေတာ့ ေအာင္ျမင္မႈေတြလည္း က်ေနာ္တို႔ အထိုက္အေလ်ာက္ ရပါတယ္။ အခက္အခဲေတြ စိန္ေခၚမႈေတြ ဒါေတြလည္း က်ေနာ္တို႔ ေတြ႔ရပါတယ္။ အဲေတာ့ ရခိုင္မွာျဖစ္တဲ ့ကိစၥေတြက ျဖစ္ရိုးျဖစ္စဥ္ ထၿပီးေတာ့ ျဖစ္ၾကတဲ့ ပံုစံမ်ိဳးေတာ့ မဟုတ္ပါဘူး။ ရာဇ၀တ္ျပစ္မႈအေပၚမွာ မူတည္ၿပီးေတာ့ လူအုပ္စုတစုနဲ႔ တစု မီးရိႈၾက အၾကမ္းဖက္ၾကနဲ႔မွ ႀကီးထြားလာတဲ့ ကိစၥျဖစ္ပါတယ္။ ဒါနဲ႔ပတ္သက္ၿပီးေတာ့ စံုစမ္းစစ္ေဆးေရးေကာ္မရွင္ဖဲြ႔ပါတယ္။ စံုစမ္းစစ္ေဆးေရးေကာ္မရွင္မွာ ဟိုဖက္က ေဒါက္တာ ပါပါတယ္။ ဒီကိစၥနဲ႔ပတ္သက္ၿပီးေတာ့ ေဒါက္တာ နဲနဲေလး ေျဖေပးလိုက္ပါ။

ေဒါက္တာေက်ာ္ရင္လိႈင္။ ။ အခ်ိန္အရဆိုေတာ့ အမ်ားႀကီးေတာ့ က်ေနာ္ မေျပာေတာ့ပါဘူး။ သို႔ေသာ္ ၿခံဳၿပီးေျပာမယ္ဆိုရင္ တဖက္နဲ႔တဖက္ ယံုၾကည္မႈေတြ ေလွ်ာ့ပါးေနတာေတြ၊ ေနာက္ၿပီး မုန္းတီးမႈေတြ ရိွေနတာက ျမန္မာျပည္မမွာေရာ ရခိုင္ျပည္နယ္မွာပါ အေတာ္ၾကာၾကာ ရိွေနၿပီးသားပါ။ ျပဳျပင္ေျပာင္းလဲမႈေတြလုုပ္လာတဲ့အခါ ပြင့္လာတဲ့အခါ မေက်နပ္မႈေတြကို ပိုၿပီး ျပလာတဲ့ အေျခအေနမွာရိွေတာ့ ျဖစ္သြားတဲ့ ရာဇ၀တ္မႈေပၚ မူတည္ၿပီးတဲ့အခါမွာ ရခိုင္ျပည္နယ္မွာ Community Level မွာပဲ အဓိက ျဖစ္ခဲ့တာပါ။ ဒါနဲ႔ပတ္သက္လို႔ Report ကိုလည္း လူေပါင္း ႏွစ္ေထာင္ေက်ာ္ေလာက္ကို အင္တာဗ်ဴးၿပီး ေရးခဲ့တာပါ။ ဒါနဲ႔ ပတ္သက္လို႔လည္း Online မွာ အဂၤလိပ္လိုေရာ ျမန္မာလိုေရာ ရပါမယ္။ အဓိက ေျပာခ်င္တာက မေက်နပ္မႈေတြ မုန္းတီးမႈေတြက အရမ္းမ်ားလာတဲ့အခါမွာ အခြင့္အေရးယူၿပီး ေျမာက္ထိုးပင့္ေကာ္မႈေတြကလည္း အမ်ားႀကီး ပါလာတယ္။ အဲဒီ ပါလာတဲ့ အပိုင္းေတြက အေျခအေနေတြကို ပိုၿပီး ဆိုးသြားေစတာပါ။ ေနာက္ အစိုးရအေနနဲ႔ အေရးယူမႈမျပဳဘူးဆိုတာ အဲဒါေတာ့ မဟုတ္ပါဘူးဗ်။ မိတၱီလာမွာ ၿပီးၿပီးတဲ့အခ်ိန္မွာလည္း အေရးယူမႈေတြ အမ်ားႀကီးလုပ္ပါတယ္။ ရခိုင္မွာလည္း က်ေနာ္တို႔က အေရးယူမႈေတြ အမ်ားႀကီးလုပ္ပါတယ္။ ရခုိင္မွာလည္း အေရးယူမႈေတြနဲ႔ပတ္သက္ၿပီး က်ေနာ္တို႔ ေကာ္မရွင္အေနနဲ႔က အားလံုးကို ၾကည့္ခြင့္ရတဲ့အတြက္ အေရးယူမႈေတြက အမ်ားႀကီးလုပ္ထားပါတယ္။ ေနာက္ဆံုး တခု ေျပာခ်င္တာက ဒီအစိုးရအေနနဲ႔ ဘာမွ လုပ္မထားဘူးဆိုတာနဲ႔ပတ္သက္လို႔ Interfaith Dialogue ေတြကို တႏိုင္ငံလံုးအတိုင္းအတာနဲ႔ လုပ္ဖို႔ လုပ္ေနပါတယ္။ ရခိုင္ျပည္နယ္နဲ႔ပတ္သက္ၿပီးေတာ့ ရခိုင္ျပည္နယ္တည္ၿငိမ္ေရးနဲ႔ ဖံြၿဖိဳးတိုးတက္ေရးေတြကေန ဒါေတြကို လုပ္ေနပါတယ္။ ရခိုင္ေကာ္မရွင္ကိစၥ ၿပီးသြားေတာ့ ဒီကိစၥမွာ ပါ၀င္ခဲ့တဲ့လူေတြနဲ႔ ဆက္ၿပီးလုပ္ေန က်ေနာ္တို႔ အႀကံျပဳေနတယ္ ၀င္ၿပီး ကူညီေနတဲ့အခ်ိန္မွာ ဒီ Interfaith Dialogue ေတြကို ရန္ကုန္မွာလည္း လုပ္ေနပါတယ္။ ရခိုင္မွာလည္း အဖဲြ႔ေတြက အစၥလာမ္ဘာသာ၀င္ေတြ ဗုဒၵဘာသာ၀င္ေတြ အတူတဲြသြားၿပီးေတာ့ က်ယ္က်ယ္ျပန္႔ျပန္႔လုပ္ဖို႔ ၀ိုင္းၿပီးလုပ္ေနၾကပါၿပီ။ အားလံုးကို ေက်းဇူးတင္ပါတယ္။

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သမၼတဦးသိန္းစိန္နဲ႔အတူ လိုက္ပါလာတဲ့ သမၼတရဲ႕ေျပာေရးဆို ခြင့္ရွိသူ၊ ျပန္ၾကားေရးဒုန၀န္ႀကီး ဦးရဲထြဋ္ကလည္း ၀ါရွင္တန္ၿမိဳ႕ေတာ္ ဗြီအိုေအဌာနခ်ဳပ္မွာ က်င္းပတဲ့ ျမန္မာမိသားစုေတြနဲ႔ ေတြ႔ဆုံပြဲမွာ နယ္ပယ္စုံက ျမန္မာမိသားစုေတြရဲ႕ ေမးျမန္းခ်က္ေတြကို ျပန္လည္ေျဖၾကားခဲ့ပါတယ္။


Jihad Abhors a Vacuum

Posted: 24 May 2013 07:06 AM PDT

Post-9/11, we in the omniscient pundit class were all Afghan experts. Post-Boston, we are all Chechen experts.
Strictly between us, I can count what I know about Chechens on one leg. A couple of years ago, while I was in Copenhagen picking up an award from the Danish Free Press Society, a one-legged Chechen prematurely self-detonated in the Hotel Jørgensen while assembling a bomb. His device, using the same highly volatile TATP as in the London Tube bombings, was intended for my friends at Jyllands-Posten, publishers of the famous Mohammed cartoons, to whom I chanced to be giving an interview.
All things considered, I'm glad the poor fellow pre-activated in his hotel room rather than delivering his package in the midst of my photo shoot. His name was Lors Doukaiev, and he had traveled from his home in Liège, Belgium, in order to protest the Mohammed cartoons by exploding a bomb on September 11. Got that? A citizen of Belgium is blowing up a newspaper in Denmark on the anniversary of a terrorist attack on America.
Continue to the article in full by Mark Steyn

Hardline Malay groups want boycott of Chinese businesses in Malaysia | Asia Pacific | ABC Radio Australia

Posted: 24 May 2013 05:41 AM PDT

Hardline Malay groups want boycott of Chinese businesses in Malaysia | Asia Pacific | ABC Radio Australia

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Factional uncertainties in Malaysia's UMNO before party polls | Asia Pacific | ABC Radio Australia

Posted: 24 May 2013 05:36 AM PDT

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Malaysian government says police arrests were made to uphold the law | Asia Pacific | ABC Radio Australia

Posted: 24 May 2013 05:35 AM PDT

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Amnesty condemns Malaysia post-election 'crackdown' | ABC Radio Australia

Posted: 24 May 2013 05:31 AM PDT

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Revision of Mental Illness Guide Stirs Debate

Posted: 24 May 2013 05:29 AM PDT

Revision of Mental Illness Guide Stirs Debate

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Mahkamah Tolak Permohonan Polis, Tian Chua, Haris & Tamrin Dibebaskan

Posted: 24 May 2013 07:48 AM PDT


Polis hari ini melepaskan tiga individu yang ditahan untuk siasatan dibawah Akta Hasutan 1948 dan Kanun Keseksaan selepas majistret menolak permohonan untuk melanjutkan reman.

Pakatan Rakyat (PR) semalam menyifatkan penangkapan tersebut sebagai sebahagian tindakan keras polis ke atas pemimpin pembangkang.

Semalam, Ahli Parlimen (MP) Batu PKR Chua Tian Chang, ahli PAS Tamrin Ghafar dan aktivis Haris Ibrahim ditahan kerana menghasut dan di bawa ke balai polis Jinjang untuk disoal siasat dan penahanan, difahamkan penahanan tersebut dilakukan dibawah seksyen 4(1)(c) Akta Hasutan dan seksyen 124 Kanun Keseksaan.

Namun peguam Gobind Singh Deo yang mewakili Haris semalam berkata tidak dimaklumkan tentang "kenyataan menghasut" yang dikatakan dibuat oleh anak guamnya ataupun kedua-dua mereka yang ditahan.

Ketiga-tiga dipercayai ditahan kerana pengelibatan dalam sebuah forum pada 13 Mei terhadap keputusan pilihan raya umum lalu.

Individu pertama yang ditahan akibat forum itu dan didakwa kerana menghasut adalah aktivis mahasiswa, Adam Adli Abdul Halim di kompleks mahkamah Jalan Duta pagi semalam.

Lelaki berumur 24 tahun itu mengaku tidak bersalah dan dibebaskan dengan ikat jamin RM5,000 dan perbicaraannya ditetapkan bermula pada 2 Julai.

"Kami puji majistret yang sangat berani. Seorang hakim yang berani telah mendengar hujah-hujah undang-undang dan membuat keputusan bahawa penahanan kami adalah tanpa asas," kata Chua semasa berjalan keluar daripada lokap dengan peguamnya, beliau merujuk kepada majistret Norashikin Sahat.

"Sebab itu kami dibebaskan tanpa syarat" tambah naib presiden PKR tersebut semasa berjalan keluar, manakala Tamrin dan Haris terlebih dahulu keluar daripada lokap.

Awal hari ini, sekumpulan kecil penyokong telah mengadakan bantahan kecil di luar lokap, melaungkan slogan dan menaikkan sepanduk menggesa pembebasan ketiga-tiga tahanan tersebut.

Namun peguam Gobind Singh Deo yang mewakili Haris semalam berkata tidak dimaklumkan tentang "kenyataan menghasut" yang dikatakan dibuat oleh anak guamnya ataupun kedua-dua mereka yang ditahan.

Ketiga-tiga dipercayai ditahan kerana pengelibatan dalam sebuah forum pada 13 Mei terhadap keputusan pilihan raya umum lalu.

Individu pertama yang ditahan akibat forum itu dan didakwa kerana menghasut adalah aktivis mahasiswa, Adam Adli Abdul Halim di kompleks mahkamah Jalan Duta pagi semalam.

Adam, 24, mengaku tidak bersalah dan dibebaskan dengan ikat jamin RM5,000 dan perbicaraannya ditetapkan bermula pada 2 Julai.

Individu pertama yang ditahan akibat forum itu dan didakwa kerana menghasut adalah aktivis mahasiswa, Adam Adli Abdul Halim di kompleks mahkamah Jalan Duta pagi semalam.

Walaupun ketiga-tiga mereka dibebaskan hari ini, Chua mendakwa mempunyai maklumat akan lebih ramai yang mungkin akan ditangkap selepas ini. "Dengan hujah yang sama, kami berharap bahawa mahkamah akan mengambil tindakan tegas untuk mempertahankan bukan sahaja hak individu, tetapi juga prinsip-prinsip asas undang-undang," kata Ahli Parlimen Batu itu yang lebih dikenali sebagai Tian Chua.

PETPOSITIVE At IACUC

Posted: 24 May 2013 07:01 AM PDT

PETPOSITIVE NEWS UPDATE!



DATELINE: FACULTY OF VETERINARY MEDICINE, SERDANG, SELANGOR.

YESTERDAY, I was at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in University Putra Malaysia attending my bimonthly meeting of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) where my job is to offer my critique on animal testing in the country.

It was a fruitful event as we even discussed

Me and Dr Goh

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Street monkeys

Posted: 24 May 2013 04:30 AM PDT

Not satisfied with the general election result? Go to the streets and protest!

Discontented with the government? Go to the streets!

Unhappy with the price of fuel? Go to the streets!

Disagreement over water and land issues? Just go to the streets!

Can't accept defeat? Go down to the street to seize back your power!


What kind of a culture is this? There are many ways to channel our complaint over anything rather than taking to the streets and challenge the law. We have enough avenues for such complaints, and we have the courts and specific law to seek justice.

Why must we turn into monkeys by holding demonstrations and rallies when the Constitution and existing laws are there to protect each and everyone's rights?

The 13th general election result, for instance is being made a ticket for the opposition and anti-government groups to chant 'democracy' slogan all around.

But what is the type of democracy that they want when they themselves failed to substantiate their allegation? PKR's Rafizi Ramli has been shouting like a monkey, claiming he got this and that proof of election fraud but has yet to take it to the Election Commission.

He and the rest of the opposition leaders also ignored their rights for petition - the lawful practice throughout the world - but chose to go to the streets instead.

And how could the law protect people like him and student leader Adam Adli who incited the public to take to the streets and topple the legitimate government, the one chosen by the voters?

Without any check, they may go overboard, believe me. They are so obsessed by the Arab Spring and Tahrir Square uprising, the cues that would not only bring down the government but the whole country under bloody riot.

What would become of the country under such a circumstance? And who would want to rule in a civil war torn country? Is Pakatan Rakyat willing to take over?

But what if the 'war' rages on after they are in power?

A good question, right? Of course, they will have to come down hard o n dissidents, barring public rally and street demo, haul up the opposition leaders and put them behind bar as a method of containment.

What actually do they want? Power? War? Or foreign intervention?

I personally believe they just want to be heroes of themselves, not for anything else, just like the monkeys swinging from a branch to another without any specific objective!

On the EDL, the BNP and the Difference Between Them.

Posted: 24 May 2013 03:58 AM PDT

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I've loved the English Defence League from the moment of its inception. After years of the anti-Islam cause being copyrighted by the 'blood and honour' lunatics of the Far-Right, here at last was a collective who stood just as ferociously against the Islamist tide as the BNP, but who also committed themselves to Britain in its modern, multiracial, capitalist reality. This was a first in British, and arguably European political history; a splintering of the 'far-right' away from biological nationalism towards the grander domain of culture.
 
Since then, I've done my best to support them, writing about them frequently and defending them from the (predictable yet incessant) accusations of the Liberal-Left. I've never been part of an EDL procession myself, but I've witnessed them from the sidelines many times. They seem to be wonderful affairs, loudly despised by everyone I oppose. True to its ideals, the EDL on parade contains quite a mixture of social types. Just go along and see them and you'll find young and old, Black and White, straight and gay, Christian and Sikh, Jew and Gentile etc… all united for a common end. Not since the early days of Communism could such a phenomenon have organically occurred so often.

The EDL leadership is preferable to that of the traditional Right too. Tommy Robinson/Stephen Lennon may not be an eloquent, academic type, but he seems perfectly sincere in his beliefs and pleasant in their expression. He's never denied the Holocaust, or involved himself on matters of race-relations, or called into question the validity of the Capitalist system. He's just a patriotic, affable young man who wants Britain to go back to how it once was, by which he means how it was in the 1980s and 1990s before the Blair-wave of Immigration, and not, like Mr Griffin, back to the Victorian era. Every time Tommy Robinson is interviewed on Newsnight, I like to imagine Nick Griffin sitting at home with his rottweilers and a large glass of scotch, seething at the screen. He must loathe the attention heaped on this young man, and more than this, he must resent the ability of his organisation to get boots on the street in a way the BNP could never do. 
 
But it isn't just personalities which divide EDL from BNP, but principles too. The ideological differences between the two groups are worth returning to again and again. Despite the myths and fables put about by Liberal crazies, they really are nothing like each other. To understand why, consider two cases of modern British 'diversity'; first, the mixed-race athlete Jessica Ennis, and secondly, the British-based Jordanian preacher Abu Qatada. These aren't two names you'll often read in the same paragraph as each other let alone sentence, but stay with me on this one…. 
 
According to BNP ideology, the former, as a product of Black-White miscegenation, represents as much of a threat to British survival as the latter, perhaps even more. The latter by contrast could even be considered an ally against the famous 'Jewish conspiracy'  deemed responsible for the very climate of 'race-mixing' in which beautiful creatures like Ms Ennis are created.

For the EDL, the second is an anti-Semitic crank and national-security threat who should be immediately deported, while the first is the opposite of a threat; she is a reason to hoist the flag higher and sing the anthem with greater enthusiasm. Do you understand? The BNP is a blind alley. Only fools are still found running up it. The EDL, together with parties friendly to it like Liberty GB, are a surer bet, and though I don't like to invest much hope in any political force, perhaps together they can be the answer we've been waiting for. 
 
From  Defend The Modern World

Mock funeral for Darmindran at IPK KL

Posted: 24 May 2013 03:39 AM PDT

U.K. Beheading Shows: It's Time To Fight the Doctrine of Jihad by Tarek Fatah

Posted: 24 May 2013 03:44 AM PDT

When buses and trains exploded on 7/7 in London, the objective of the suicide bombers was to sow fear and terror in the very soul of the British people. In that the jihadis were successful. One would have expected the British authorities to not just hunt down the terrorists, but also to fight the cancer of Islamism that lies at the ideological roots of jihadi terrorism. Instead, successive governments in London have tried to pussyfoot around the challenge, hoping the jihadi terrorists and their ideology would melt away with time as Downing Street funded so-called "moderate" Muslim groups and "former" extremists to do the government's bidding.

As the brutal hacking death of a British soldier by two fearless jihadis chanting "Allah O Akbar" has shown, this strategy has failed. Muslims who see the West as the enemy and seek its destruction have become even more emboldened by the lack of resolve, which they see as cowardice. In addition, jihadis in the U.K. are no longer restricted to the second generation Pakistani Britons; they now come from places as far apart as Chechnya and Nigeria.

The only Muslim group that has come to this conclusion are Ahmadi Muslims, whose founder Mirza Ghulam Ahmad in the nineteenth century had the wisdom to declare:

"I have brought a commandment for you people; it is that henceforth 'jihad by sword' [armed jihad] is forbidden ... Now jihad for the sake of religion is prohibited."

For uttering these words, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad was deemed to have blasphemed and was declared an apostate by the orthodoxy in Islam; the same school of thought that provides intellectual sustenance to the Muslim establishment in the West today. Read the whole enlightening article by a Muslim here....Profile of Tarek Fatah

Official report on Rakhine State conflict gravely flawed

Posted: 24 May 2013 03:12 AM PDT

MYANMAR: Official report on Rakhine State conflict gravely flawed    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 23, 2013 ALRC-CWS-23-06-2013 Language(s): English onlyHUMAN RIGHTS COUNCILTwenty-third session, Agenda Item 4, General DebateA written statement submitted by the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC), a non-governmental organisation with general consultative status

 1.      Following the communal violence that wracked the western parts of Myanmar near the border of Bangladesh in 2012, the country's president established a commission of inquiry comprising of retired public servants, religious figures, politicians, academics and members of civil society. The commission handed down its findings on 22 April 2013. Despite high expectations, the 119-page report is gravely flawed. Although it contains a few useful recommendations and observations, to which the Special Rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar alluded in a press release of 1 May 2013, the commission's positive contributions are outweighed by a range of omissions and misrepresentations and by an us-versus-them mentality that pervades the document.

2.      The government of Myanmar will now use this report to justify interventions that are liable to contribute to ongoing human rights violations in Rakhine State. The contents of the report also have a direct bearing on the work of international agencies in the region. Therefore, the following are some features of the report of which the Asian Legal Resource Centre wishes to alert the Human Rights Council.

3.      National security mindset: The report is throughout concerned with two aspects of the conflict: first, national security; and second, the identification and removal of foreigners. Despite its authors' pretensions to objectivity, it is in fact occupied with the taking of sides, and the correcting of the public record in favour of "Rakhine nationals" against "Bengalis". This side taking is juxtaposed with a different story being told by official statistics cited, which suggest that those persons designated Bengalis have suffered disproportionately (i.e. as of November 2012, 3500 Rakhines displaced by the violence and destruction of towns and villages, as against 103,000 Bengalis; para. 6.6). Although the report's authors at various points mention that security operations need to have regard for international standards, these references appear more as afterthoughts rather than serious considerations. Indeed, the expressed main concern of the authors with regards to the international community lies with damage to Myanmar's national prestige due to negative reporting of the violence (part 5.5). Thus, the authors hold contradictory positions, for example, on the one hand calling for observance of international standards, on the other demanding the firm enforcement of the 1982 Citizenship Law (para. 12.19), which is inconsistent with international standards, and which the Special Rapporteur has called on the government of Myanmar to amend (Press statement, 16 February 2013).

4.      Blaming victims and international organisations:

a.       The report implicitly or explicitly blames persons designated Bengalis for the violence not only that they perpetrated but also that they suffered. The blame comes in a variety of forms, sometimes generally, that the affected persons cannot speak Burmese and refuse to assimilate; and sometimes specifically, such as that police twice warned 10 Muslims killed while travelling by bus on 3 June 2012 that the situation ahead was not good and they or the vehicle in which they were travelling ought not proceed (para. 3.2.1).

b.       The report also blames corrupt local administrative and security services for the ability of Bengalis to obtain Myanmar nationality illegally (para. 4.14). It implies that some members of parliament themselves obtained citizenship illegally because of the corruption of underlings. According to recent domestic news reports, the immigration minister-formerly the police chief under the military government, and a man notorious for fabricating stories of conspiracies and criminality-has already ordered investigations into some MPs.

c.       In part 11, the report also blames international agencies for communal tensions. A range of specific allegations follow, some of which some are pertinent but many of which are irrelevant, and some absurd. They include that international groups are biased in employment and other respects towards Bengalis and helped some obtain citizenship; that Bengali employees abused Rakhine employees; that Rakhine employees lost their jobs for innocently using a derogatory term for people of South Asian decent; that the office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees had an agenda to create a new hybrid race of Rakhine-Bengalis (para. 11.3); and, that the UNHCR allowed Muslims to use a room in its office as a prayer room (para. 11.4). The report also quotes local people as asking why international agencies re-employed Bengalis who had been imprisoned for instigating the violence and who obtained clemency from the president under pressure from the same agencies (para. 11.4), ignoring that the arrest and imprisonment of these persons was conducted unfairly, and overlooking the non-independent and politicized character of the Myanmar judicial system, on which the ALRC has submitted numerous statements and reports to the Council over the last decade.

5.      Failure to account for militarization:

a.       The report selectively examines causes of the conflict, attributing some to outdated notions of primordial conflict, as well as, more saliently, distrusts arising from prior violence in modern times. Curiously absent from explanations is half-a-century of military dictatorship. The report omits from its discussion of causes the massive and repeated human rights abuses committed by the military against populations in the west. Paragraph 2.7.2 describes the 1978 Nagamin Operation as if it were a simple policing operation, rather than a systematic programme to force hundreds of thousands of people to flee their homes through use of terror; and does not discuss a repeat operation in 1990-91, contributing to further violence in 1994, to which it does allude (para. 2.8.4). The report again places blame on the victims of the state-sponsored violence for destruction of villages, suggesting that the operation went smoothly elsewhere in the country and only in Rakhine State did conflict ensue (para. 2.7.1); a false statement, since human rights groups in Thailand in the 1990s documented how the programme also was used to perpetrate gross levels of violence on minority communities in the east of the country.

b.       The report also fails to identify as a cause the strategies of military forces to generate violence from within communities, through the activities of ambiguous groups and individuals like the Swanarshin gangs of the 2000s. At a number of points it discusses briefly the 969 group calling for Buddhists to boycott Muslim stores, and its attempts to create a segregated society (para. 5.4.9). The group has been directly implicated in more recent violence in central Myanmar during this year. Although expressing concern about the group and its activities, the investigative commission fails to dig deeper, and probe the origins of the group and its participants, some of whom, according to sources of the ALRC, were formerly members of Swanarshin. The group also appears to have a capacity, at least at a local level, to coordinate in a manner that suggests a reasonably high level of planning and design.

c.       Militarization has also inculcated deeply chauvinistic mentalities among some segments of the population that will take a long time to pass out of society; however, the consequences of such mentalities pass unacknowledged in the report, except insofar as they concern Muslims. The 969 group, for instance, uses the idiom of military propaganda about patriotism, love of race and religion; employing devices to attract attention and promote its cause that have clearly been learned from decades of military rule in which people have been encouraged to think about their society in terms of enemies. Again the report fails to acknowledge the implications of these mentalities on the long-term health of the society. It does include a section on the psychological effects of the conflict, but it fails to take into account the larger milieu. It also fails to raise important questions about the primary education system, which bears responsibility for the violence, given that it has for decades promoted a vision of society that is normatively Burman and Buddhist. While calling for the reopening of schools and introduction of civic education, questions about syllabi and pedagogy are left off the table.

6.      Misrepresentations of facts: The report contains numerous statements of opinion that are passed off as though they deserve to be treated factually. It also dabbles in ancient history on which no agreement exists and regarding which any attempt to establish "facts" is only bound to lead to more disputes. It contains serious misrepresentations of recent events. For instance, according to paragraph 11.4, on 8 June 2012 the UNHCR office in Maungdaw refused temporary refuge from violence to ethnic Rakhines while harbouring a Bengali leader who was alleged to have instigated conflict. The allegation is attributed to persons with whom the commissioners spoke, but the material is presented in a manner as to make it seem credible. It refers, evidently, to the case of Dr Tun Aung. The Special Rapporteur has drawn the Council's attention to this case (A/HRC/22/58, 6 March 2013, para. 57, Annex). According to information obtained by the ALRC, Dr Tun Aung was at the office because members of his family working for the UN had been evacuated to the premises along with more than 157 agency staff plus their relatives. Furthermore, more than 300 Rakhines from neighbouring villages took refuge at the UNHCR office at 3 Mile on the same afternoon. The UNHCR provided these people with food, water, bedding and shelter inside the compound until police transferred them to a school compound the following morning.

7.      Given that investigative commissions are a new innovation for Myanmar in a period of political change following decades of direct military rule, it is to be expected that the commission in its work and findings might fall short of counterparts in states with more experience in the management of such agencies. However, it is deeply regrettable that not only has the commission fallen short, it has also written a report that in parts seems to miss the point inadvertently but in other parts seems to misrepresent facts and demonstrate bias deliberately.

8.      Accordingly, the Asian Legal Resource Centre

a.       Deplores the national security mindset of the report, its narrow insistence on enforcement of existing domestic law; and, its placing of blame for the violence on victims and international agencies.

b.       Draws attention to the failure of the report to deal with key causal aspects of the violence associated with militarization and chauvinism, and downplay other features of state responsibility or complicity.

c.       Urges the government of Myanmar that it not take up recommendations of the report which will encourage further militarization of the Rakhine State and further division between the affected communities; and, that it discuss with international agencies plans for operations aimed at alleged foreigners in the country's west.

d.       Demands the immediate release from prison of Dr Tun Aung. It takes this opportunity to note that not only has no progress been made on calls for his release by the Special Rapporteur, but that the public prosecutor has appealed for enhancement of the sentences against him, and furthermore has lodged new charges against him. To date, Tun Aung has not had a lawyer to represent him and has been unable to call witnesses for his defence, and the manner of his trial has been conducted contrary to international standards.

e.       Calls for United Nations agencies to respond in detail to the egregious allegations made against them by the commission.

f.       Supports the calls of the Special Rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar for the amendment (or revocation) of the 1982 Citizenship Law, and for further investigations of human rights violations in Rakhine State with support of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (A/HRC/22/58, para. 49).

g.       Encourages voices of reason among civil society, the media and religious groups in Myanmar to speak out bravely against those aspects of the report that are inaccurate and that encourage rather than diminish violence, since only through strong rebuttal of the report's national security mentality will it be possible for people in Myanmar to obtain the security that they need in which to inculcate ideas and practices that will encourage toleration rather than conflict in the future.

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About the ALRC: The Asian Legal Resource Centre is an independent regional non-governmental organisation holding general consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. It is the sister organisation of the Asian Human Rights Commission. The Hong Kong-based group seeks to strengthen and encourage positive action on legal and human rights issues at the local and national levels throughout Asia.

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Han Hyo-joo, Chanel, W Korea

Posted: 20 May 2013 05:38 AM PDT

Korean actress Han Hyo-joo is featured in latest issue of W Magazine [Kr] for a photoshoot with Chanel Watches & Fine Jewellery…

Han Hyo Joo Chanel Korean W Magazine

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Han Hyo-joo, Chanel, W Korea from YeinJee's Asian Journal

Chinese tourists told to behave

Posted: 19 May 2013 05:49 PM PDT

Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang on Sunday reaffirmed his earlier statement that Chinese tourists should learn better manners, that "uncivilised behaviour" (talking loudly, spitting etc.) of some Chinese tourists is harming the country's image.

China is now the number one tourism source market in the world. Many countries, especially its neighbours, are in a love-hate relationship with Chinese tourists. They brought good money, but their behaviour can be a headache lots of the times.

The fact that they usually travel in groups means that it can get really chaotic wherever they go. To be fair to the tour guides I've seen many trying their best to maintain order, but the Chinese tourists often seem disinterested to follow the guidelines.

It's not that these people deliberate behaved badly abroad, it probably never crossed their mind that it's wrong to do certain things (that they usually do) in public.

The younger generation (I've met quite a few) are a lot more accustomed to global culture, so they should be able to shake off the tag after a decade or two. I just don't see it happening sooner despite the leaders' intention, there will be too many hyper middle-age Chinese making their first trip overseas in the next few years.

Chinese tourists told to behave from YeinJee's Asian Journal

Emma Watson W Magazine

Posted: 18 May 2013 09:03 AM PDT

British actress Emma Watson – who's apparently a fan of Kevin Costner – in June issue of American W Magazine. Love this picture, you can read the interview here.

Emma Watson American W Magazine

Emma Watson W Magazine from YeinJee's Asian Journal

f(x) Krystal, Vogue Girl, Adidas Korea

Posted: 11 May 2013 08:40 AM PDT

Krystal Jung, member of Korean pop group f(x) who is known for her athletic capability, is featured in Vogue Girl Magazine for Adidas #MyGirl campaign…

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f(x) Krystal, Vogue Girl, Adidas Korea from YeinJee's Asian Journal

Park Shin-hye Sure Magazine

Posted: 09 May 2013 02:47 AM PDT

Korean actress Park Shin-hye in May issue of Sure Magazine [Kr]. The former child-star is currently one of the most talk about celebs following her starring role in Miracle in Cell No 7, the highest grossing domestic film in 2013 (third on all time list).

Park Shin Hye Korean Sure Magazine

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Park Shin-hye Sure Magazine from YeinJee's Asian Journal

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