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- Ahmad Sabbery Chik Diselar Kerana Mahu Sekat Portal Internet
- Debaran Sidang Parlimen Ke 13
- The Coming Clash of Class between UMNO and the downtrodden Malay masses by Sakmongkol AK 47
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- Who Did It? The Bomb or Stalin?
- Dead: Jiah Khan, 25 years old
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- Myanmar Muslims should appeal to YAB PM of Malaysia as he is million of times better than Myanmar President
- Myanmar Muslims never ask this Mr PM. Please
- European Union is calling: grant citizenship to the Rohingyas
- Discount For Assessment Taxes For Disabled In Selangor
Posted: 04 Jun 2013 10:41 AM PDT
MCA: PAS 'ultra konservatif' bantah tarian gelek
Bantahan PAS Segamat terhadap acara tarian gelek yang disifatkan lucah di sebuah pasar raya menggambarkan parti itu akan melaksanakan dasar "ultra konservatif" dan "mundur" di Johor jika menang dalam pilihan raya umum yang lalu di Johor.
Ketua MCA Segamat Dr Lee Hong Tee berkata, selaran oleh Yang Dipertua PAS Segamat Firdaus Masod juga membuktikan parti itu bersifat "autoritarian" terhadap nilai-nilai lain.
"Tarian gelek merupakan aktiviti yang sihat dan persembahan yang teaterikal," kata Dr Lee.
"Oleh kerana PAS menganggap tarian gelek bertentangan terhadap apa yang dianggap mereka norma Malaysia, ini menunjukkan PAS tidak boleh bertolak ansur terhadap sebarang persembahan seni yang sihat."
Harakahdaily semalam melaporkan, PAS Segamat membantah keras penganjuran tarian yang disifatkan separuh bogel oleh wanita yang dipercayai dibawa dari luar negara di sebuah pasar raya pada 1 Jun lalu.
Akhbar web PAS itu melaporkan, tarian itu disaksikan hampir 500 pengunjung yang membawa bersama mereka anak-anak kecil dan diadakan pula pada waktu puncak dan malam minggu.
"Kami amat menyesali penganjuran tersebut diadakan secara terbuka yang ternyata menyalahi tatasusila adat dan budaya masyarakat Malaysia," Firdaus dipetik sebagai berkata dalam kenyataannya.
Harakahdaily juga melaporkan ramai pihak terkejut dan peniaga juga agak terkejut dengan hidangan yang dipersembahkan pada malam tersebut.
Isu yang sama turut dilaporkan sebuah harian berbahasa Melayu hari ini.
,br>MCA dah kalah besar dalam PRU lagi mahu bising?
Tak mengapa. Dia keluarkan hujjah maka kita berhujjah.
Pertama, ternyata MCA walaupun sudah berkawan dengan UMNO sekian lama, tetap jahil mengenai Islam. Sama macam Presidennya Chua Soi Lek di dalam isu berjabat tangan dengan perempuan Islam.
Menurut Ketua Pemuda MCA Segamat, tarian gelek dan lucah itu satu aktiviti yang sihat. Hahaha. GB tak tahu apa yang sihat. "Angry bird" mungkin sihat tetapi tarian sedemikian adalah faktor kepada punca keruntuhan moral masyarakat.
Dan seandainya Ketua Pemuda MCA itu ingin menyatakan bahawa di dalam agamanya tidak ada halangan dan sekatan terhadap tarian sedemikian, maka sepatutnya tarian tersebut tidak dilakukan di tempat terbuka yang dikunjungi pelbagai bangsa dan agama.
Anda perlu menghormati norma-norma dan nilai-nilai ugama dan bangsa orang lain. Kamu boleh melakukan di premis tertutup, Islam tidak menghalangnya untuk kamu seperti aman Islam tidak menghalang kamu untuk melantak arak sebanyak-banyaknya... tetapi ia perlu dilakukan di tempat kamu bukan di tempat awam.
Islam sebagai ugama rasmi negara perlu dihormati. Rupa-rupanya parti komponen BN sendiri yang tak menghormayti Perlembagaan negara.
GB hairan, bagaimana pula sikap UMNO terutama para mufti dan ulamaknya yang membisu seolah-olah bersekutu dengan pendirian MCA itu?
Posted: 04 Jun 2013 08:18 AM PDT
Posted: 04 Jun 2013 07:15 AM PDT
I got a text message this morning from Fuzi, informing me that her son Ijam, was scheduled to be circumcised at the Pusat Rawatan Harian in Ipoh. Fuzi asked if I could help send them home later. It wouldn't be suitable for her to take Ijam on a public bus after the circumcision, and getting a cab would be too expensive for her. Fuzi had told me earlier last month about this and I told her to remind me earlier to the date to ensure that I had no other appointments.
Fuzi had to arrange for Ijam's circumcision to be done at the hospital due to his HIV status. Her kampong-folks did ask earlier during the last school holidays if Ijam would like to join the other kids in the kampong to have their circumcision done on the same day during a specially arranged programme. However, due to Ijam's HIV status (which nobody else knew other than Fuzi and her children), Fuzi came up with all sorts of excuses not to have Ijam join the other kids for the programme.
Instead Fuzi sought the help of the paediatrician Ijam sees regularly to arrange for the circumcision to be done at the hospital. It was supposed to have been done during the last school holidays, but Ijam was knocked down by a motorbike near his house, broke an arm and so Fuzi decided to postpone it. Until today.
The moment I drove in front of the main entrance of the Pusat Rawatan Harian, I saw Ijam, in his kain pelikat, and his younger brother Iwan. Both immediately got into my car. "Mak mana?" I asked. "Mak pergi tandas," answered the younger brother. After a few minutes, Fuzi came out of the building and headed straight into my car.
It took about half an hour drive from the hospital to get them home. During that half hour, with Fuzi talking almost non-stop, I got quite a number of updates about her children.
Her eldest daughter, who registered at a matriculation college just recently, apparently had offers from 2 other institutions as well. But the girl decided to stick to matriculation. Her matriculation course after all is only 1 year (apparently this is only for the brighter students, the average students need to go through 2 years matriculation). This girl, with 7A 2B won the top SPM student award at her school recently.
Fuzi's second daughter, who never did well in her studies before this, (she had a variety of B's, C's and D's in her PMR) also received a prize from her school for getting 2nd in her class during her school exams last year. The girl will be sitting for her SPM this year, and although I don't really expect her to beat her sister's results, I am happy with the progress she's making.
Fuzi's 3rd child, the first boy, who will be sitting for his PMR this year, is a different story altogether. Always getting into trouble, especially in school. Already disciplinary actions had to be taken against him in school – once for getting caught smoking in the toilet, once for playing truant, once for kicking one of the girls in school, for whatever reason. But lately, the boy has been keeping himself busy with sports, particularly takraw, and during the school holidays, he also helps out to wash the dishes etc with a catering service, to earn some pocket money for himself. I hope by getting himself involved in sports and a part time job, the boy will learn to be a more responsible person.
Fuzi's 4th child, that's Ijam, the HIV+ boy who was finally circumcised today.
Fuzi's last child, born without a father (Fuzi claimed to have been raped by an intruder) is supposed to be in standard one this year, but with Fuzi still not obtaining her PR status, the boy's status is affected as well. If Fuzi is a PR, the boy could at least register at a government school as a foreign student. But without the PR status, the boy has been unable to register at any government schools. But he does go to a nearby Sekolah Agama Rakyat which does not require him or his mother to be a citizen or a PR.
Fuzi's earlier application for PR was rejected. She has submitted an appeal. I hope she can get that sorted out soon so that her youngest son can go to school.
Posted: 04 Jun 2013 07:33 AM PDT
This is what our new generation is all about, the ones more educated and possess almost everything, except loyalty to the country and the King.
Well brought up but poor morality.
But don't blame them! With Pakatan Rakyat's promise of absolute 'freedom of speech and expression', it opens the floodgate to such act of insolent.
PETALING JAYA: A woman has been detained for allegedly insulting Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah on Facebook.From Mazidul's blog:
Akhirnya Melissa Gooi, 32 tahun, diberkas di Ampang, Selangor.
Can we take it?
Posted: 04 Jun 2013 06:57 AM PDT
Kyaw lin: :အဲ့ဒါဆိုရင္ ျပသနာ တစ္ခုစျဖစ္တိုင္း ဘာျဖစ္လို႔ ရန္စသူအစၥလာမ္နဲ႔ ရန္ျပဳခံရသူ
တစ္ျခားဘာသာ၀င္ေတြျဖစ္ေနရ တာလည္း-တစ္ခုခုေတာ့ လြဲေန တယ္ထင္တယ္-
Posted: 04 Jun 2013 06:31 AM PDT
Anyone trusts the IGP?
The family of 42-year-old P Karuna Nithi - who was the latest to die in police custody - yesterday released pictures of fresh wounds on his body to dispute police claims there was no foul play involved. Speaking on behalf of the family, former Kapar MP S Manikavasagam said the family discovered fresh swollen marks and bruises on Karuna's body when they were allowed to see his body on Sunday. There was also blood on his ears and head.
Manikavasagam was replying to Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar, who had on Sunday said initial investigations revealed Karuna was not tortured by police. He said the deceased's brother, Ilam, 48, said he had met Karuna on Friday when he was charged with causing hurt at a Tampin magistrate's court and that he did not have any bruises on his body. "The initial post-mortem report showed the wounds were relatively new. There was fresh blood on certain parts of his body," he said. "The report also showed there was no damage to internal organs or broken bones."
The family has been told the full autopsy report will be ready on June 14. He said immediate action should be taken against those responsible for Karuna's death. On May 28, Karuna visited his estranged wife regarding their two children and a scuffle took place following a heated argument. The same night, he went to the Tampin police headquarters to lodge a report over the matter but was instead arrested and remanded for three days. Family members were trying to raise the RM4,000 bail when they were informed by telephone at 9.45pm on Saturday that he had died at the lock-up at 7pm.
Ilam said his brother was well-educated and had no criminal record, but was going through a minor family dispute at the time of his death. Negri Sembilan police chief Osman Salleh also said there were no signs of foul play and police have classified the case as sudden death. In a text reply to The Malay Mail on Sunday, Khalid said it was just unfortunate that Karuna died in police lock up. He gave an assurance that no stone would be left unturned to get to the bottom of the matter. - The Malay Mail
Posted: 04 Jun 2013 06:21 AM PDT
As I began to write this, at 4:00 am on May 31, protests against Turkish police—prompted by their crackdown on demonstrators opposing the demolition of Taksim Square's Gezi Park—were spreading from the heart of Istanbul to the entire country. As of today, the headline on Drudge reads—not inaccurately—TURK BERSERK.
The story began when the government in Ankara decided that Gezi Park, in the center of Istanbul, should be demolished and replaced by a shopping mall. Now, Gezi Park is hardly the Jardins de Luxembourg. It's a shabby rat trap that you wouldn't walk through alone at night, and you're more apt to find used condoms on its lawns than daisies and cowslips. But it is, all the same, one of the last remaining spaces with trees in the neighborhood.
Over the past decade, Istanbul has seen a massive construction boom. Lovely old buildings have been razed by the hundreds and replaced by shopping malls. Until this week, I would have said that while this transformation was not to my taste, it was very much to the liking of the people who live here: after all, they were certainly doing a lot of shopping. Apparently, I was wrong. Continue here to the full article in the City Journal.....
Posted: 04 Jun 2013 06:10 AM PDT
How's that Interfaith Outreach working out for you, Bishop? "Five church schools in Gaza face closure after Hamas order," by Judith Sudilovsky in the Catholic Herald,
Five schools in Gaza – two Catholic and three Christian [Note to the "Catholic Herald": "Catholic" is a subgroup of "Christian" -- ed.] – face closure if the Hamas government follows through on an order forbidding co-educational institutions, according to the director general of Latin Patriarchate Schools in Palestine and Israel. Fr Faysal Hijazin said: "This will be a big problem. We hope they will not go through with it, but if they do, we will be in big trouble. We don't have the space and we don't have the money to divide our schools." In addition to finding additional space, he said, the schools face having to hire more teachers. Men and women teachers would not be allowed to teach classes of the opposite sex older than 10 under Islamic law.So Catholic schools are being forced to comply with Sharia.
"We will never accept this even if we have to close the schools," Fr Hijazin said. He said Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal of Jerusalem hoped to speak with Gaza's prime minister, Ismail Haniya, to discuss the Church's concerns. The patriarchate administers the Latin Patriarchate School, with 370 students, and the Holy Family School, with 650 students. In addition, the Rosary Sisters operate their own school. The majority of the students enrolled in the schools are Muslim. Four of Holy Family School's recent graduates are Christian. Fr Hijazin said that although the order did not specifically single out the Christian schools, the five are the only schools with mixed enrolment in Gaza. "It is a concern that in education things are getting more conservative," he said. "It reflects the whole society. This is of concern to both Christians and moderate Muslims. It is not easy to be there."This isn't about being "conservative." It's about being Sharia-compliant. In mainstream media parlance, in the U.S., only "conservatives" oppose Sharia. Elsewhere, "conservatives" want to implement it. The mainstream media is nuts. Hat tip: Jihad Watch
Posted: 04 Jun 2013 06:18 AM PDT
Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the prominent Sunni cleric, said Friday that Hezbollah and Iran are "more infidel than Jews and Christians." Coming from the guy who once lauded Hitler for exacting "divine punishment" on the Jews, that really is saying something.
That the war in Syria is sectarian was obvious almost from the start, despite the credulous belief that Bashar Assad ran a nonsectarian regime. That a sectarian ruling minority fighting for its life would not fold easily was obvious within months, despite happy guarantees that the regime's downfall would come within weeks. That a sectarian war in Syria would stir similar religious furies in Iraq and Lebanon was obvious more than a year ago, despite wishful administration thinking that staying out of Syria would contain the war to Syria alone.
What should be obvious today is that we are at the dawn of a much wider Shiite-Sunni war, the one that nearly materialized in Iraq in 2006 but didn't because the U.S. was there, militarily and diplomatically, to stop it. But now the U.S. isn't there. What's left to figure out is whether this megawar isn't, from a Western point of view, a very good thing.
The theory is simple and superficially compelling: If al Qaeda fighters want to murder Hezbollah fighters and Hezbollah fighters want to return the favor, who in their right mind would want to stand in the way? Of course it isn't just Islamist radicals of one stripe or another who are dying in Syria, but also little children and aging grandparents and every other innocent and helpless bystander to the butchery. Continue to the full article in the WSJ.............
Posted: 04 Jun 2013 08:05 AM PDT
Laporan portal berita adil, kata CIJ pada menteri
Pusat Kewartawanan Bebas (CIJ) berpandangan, pertimbangan untuk mengawal media atas talian lebih kepada usaha untuk "menyekat perbezaan pendapat" daripada mengawal kualiti laporan.
Memetik kajian pemantauan media oleh Universiti Nottingham, badan itu berkata, media atas talian "menunjukkan prestasi terbaik" berbanding media cetak dan penyiaran yang dikawal.
Malah, menurut CIJ lagi dalam kenyataannya hari ini, sifat media atas talian yang tidak dikawal itu memberikan liputan dengan jumlah dan kualiti yang lebih kurang sama untuk BN dan Pakatan Rakyat.
Ini berdasarkan pemantauan yang dibuat semasa masa berkempen dalam pilihan raya umum ke-13 yang lalu, kata NGO itu.
"CIJ percaya, faktor penyumbang utama bahawa media atas talian - tidak seperti media lain - tidak dikawal oleh kerajaan dan mempunyai lebih ruang untuk mengamalkan laporan bebas dan adil," kata CIJ.
Menteri komunikasi dan multimedia yang baru Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek semalam berkata, kerajaan sedang menimbang untuk mengawal portal berita seperti yang dilaksanakan Singapura.
Ahmad Shabery berkata kerajaan sedang menjalankan kajian untuk membolehkan pelaksanaannya tidak bertentangan dengan prinsip sedia ada. -mk
Posted: 04 Jun 2013 05:37 AM PDT
Melihat pada senarai anggota Parlimen yang bakal bersidang 24 Jun ini, perdebatan di Dewan Rakyat pasti hangat dengan pihak kerajaan dan pembangkang dijangka menyambung semula "pertarungan belum tamat" semasa pilihan raya umum yang sudah berlalu.
Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum ke-13 (PRU13) menyaksikan Barisan Nasional (BN) menang 133 kerusi berbanding 89 kerusi oleh pakatan pembangkang, perbezaan 44 kerusi.
Jika ditolak 55 wakil BN yang dilantik dalam Kabinet dan mengisi jawatan timbalan menteri, barisan penyokong kerajaan hanya tinggal 78 orang.
Antara muka baru yang dijangka menjadi 'ayam sabung' pembangkang ialah Mohd Rafizi Ramli (PKR-Pandan), Mohamed Hanifa Maidin (Pas-Sepang), Takiyuddin Hassan (Pas-Kota Bharu), Mohamad Idris Jusi (PKR-Batu Pahat), Idris Ahmad (Pas-Bukit Gantang) dan Shamsul Iskandar Mohd Akin (PKR-Bukit Katil).
Bagi pihak BN pula, tiada lagi suara lantang Datuk Mohamad Aziz, bekas anggota Parlimen Seri Gading (tidak bertanding) atau Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahalan yang sebelum ini lantang menyerang Ketua Pembangkang Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, setelah dinaikkan pangkat sebagai Menteri Kesejahteraan Bandar, Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan.
Begitu juga Datuk Tajuddin Abdul Rahman yang dilantik Timbalan Menteri Pertanian dan Industri Asas Tani, Khairy Jamaluddin yang kini Menteri Belia dan Sukan, dan penyelaras sayap Putera MIC, P. Kamalanathan yang dilantik Timbalan Menteri Pelajaran dan Pengajian Tinggi Kedua.
Bagaimanapun beberapa nama seperti Datuk Bung Mokhtar Radin (Kinabatangan), Datuk Seri Jamaluddin Jarjis (Rompin), Reezal Merican Naina Merican (Kepala Batas), Datuk Noh Omar (Tanjong Karang), Chua Tee Yong (Labis), Datuk Ir Dr Wee Ka Siong (Ayer Hitam) dijangka memainkan peranan sebagai pertahanan BN di Dewan Rakyat.
Berbeza sebelumnya, tidak ada anggota Parlimen 'tidak berparti' (Bebas) dipilih sebagai wakil rakyat dalam Parlimen ke-13. Pertama kali dalam sejarah
Selain itu buat pertama kali dalam sejarah, barisan kabinet tidak mempunyai penyertaan daripada MCA dan Gerakan, selepas kedua-dua parti itu menolak jawatan dalam kerajaan setelah dibadai kekalahan teruk pada PRU13.
Manakala MIC mengisi empat portfolio kementerian dengan dua menteri penuh iaitu Presiden MIC Datuk Seri G. Palanivel sebagai Menteri Sumber Asli dan Alam Sekitar, timbalannya Dr S. Subramaniam (Menteri Kesihatan), naib presiden Datuk M. Saravanan (Timbalan Menteri Belia dan Sukan) dan P. Kamalanathan (Timbalan Menteri).
Dengan ketiadaan wakil MCA, G.Palanivel dijangka akan mengisi kerusi bersebelahan Timbalan Perdana Menteri Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin di Dewan Rakyat.
Bagaimanapun menurut sumber Parlimen, susunan kerusi di Dewan Rakyat belum muktamad.
Tumpuan juga diberi kepada beberapa muka baru dalam kabinet transformasi Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, antaranya tokoh berpengalaman seperti Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim, Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh, Datuk Halimah Mohd Saddique manakala muka baharu ialah Datuk Seri Abdul Wahid Omar, Datuk Paul LowSeng Kuan, P. Kamalanathan, Datuk Mary Yap Kain Cheng dan P. Waythamoorthy serta yang muda seperti Khairy Jamaluddin Abu Bakar.
Abdul Wahid, Presiden dan Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif Malayan Banking Bhd dilantik sebagai Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri yang bertanggungjawab bagi Unit Perancang Ekonomi (UPE); dan Low, presiden Transparency International Malaysia, juga Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri akan mengetuai Biro Pengaduan Awam, selain menguruskan hal-hal berhubung rasuah dan integriti.
Sabah dan Sarawak
Selain itu seramai 17 wakil Sabah dan Sarawak turut dipilih menganggotai kerajaan pusat dengan jawatan menteri dan timbalan menteri, mengambil kira sumbangan mereka dalam PRU13.
Sebelum Parlimen dibubarkan untuk PRU13, barisan kabinet dianggotai 11 wakil Sarawak dan Sabah.
Selain itu, tujuh anggota Parlimen wanita turut diiktiraf apabila dua orang dinamakan sebagai menteri iaitu Datuk Rohani Abdul Karim dan muka baru Nancy Shukri, dan lima sebagai timbalan menteri iaitu Datuk Rosnah Abdul Rashid Shirlin, Datuk Noriah Kasnon, Datuk Halimah Mohamad Sadique, Datuk Azizah Mohamad Dun dan pendatang baru dalam arena politik iaitu Datuk Mary Yap Kain Ching.
Senator Low dan Mary Yap merupakan wakil masyarakat Cina dalam kabinet setelah MCA dan Gerakan memutuskan untuk tidak menerima sebarang jawatan dalam kerajaan.
Berdasarkan Peraturan 1 Peraturan-peraturan Majlis Mesyuarat Dewan Rakyat, Majlis Mesyuarat selepas pilihan raya akan melaksanakan urusan-urusan utama pada hari pertama.
Urusan utama itu termasuk memilih Yang di-Pertua Dewan Rakyat; Yang di-Pertua mengangkat sumpah; anggota mesyuarat mengangkat sumpah dan memilih timbalan-timbalan Yang di-Pertua.
Yang di-Pertua Dewan Rakyat boleh dipilih di kalangan ahli-ahli Dewan Rakyat ataupun bukan di kalangan ahli-ahli Dewan Rakyat yang mempunyai kelayakan.
Pada penggal lepas jawatan Yang di-Pertua Dewan Rakyat disandang Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia, dibantu dua timbalan Yang di-Pertua iaitu Datuk Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar dan Datuk Ronald Kiandee.
Wan Junaidi, 66, bagaimanapun telah dilantik sebagai Timbalan Menteri Dalam Negeri.
Persidangan Dewan Rakyat akan berlangsung selama 16 hari bermula 24 Jun depan. -inikalilah
Posted: 04 Jun 2013 06:03 AM PDT
Plagiarized from SAKMONGKOL AK 47, as usual a very enlightening no holds barred opinion.
To answer the other side, why I continue to write about UMNO this and that- It's because I can. UMNO can self-destruct if it chooses to and that will not be a skin off my nose. It bothers me when UMNO thinks it continues to speak for Malays as whole. UMNO has no capacity and standing to do such a thing. The majority of Malays rejected them. The fact stays that way despite all the fanciful regression and statistical analyses one can muster. UMNO remains in power simply because of gerrymandering and its success in fabricating lies and fear. I will say this again. UMNO got 3.2 million votes. I am being charitable by saying that 85% of those came from Malay voters. That would be 2.72 million Malay votes.
How many Malay voters came out on the 5th of May? 70% of the 11.2 million because they wanted to defend UMNO and the Malay government at all cost? That would give us a figure of 7.84 million. If UMNO got 2.72 million, that means more Malays did not vote for UMNO.We are indeed moving on beyond GE13. That is why we must continue to expose BN's hypocrisy, deceit and outright lies to the people. Our agenda isn't finished until this corrupt government is finished off. BN won because it is corrupt and contemptible. A corrupt regime will use anything legal and illegal to stay on in power. Each corrupt element at each level of BN will dig in to protect its own turf. Otherwise the whole game is given away-that BN has its every finger in the kitty and robbing Malaysia to the bone. Corruption has already become a cultural thing. Each BN politician is wired up that way. Each UMNO operative right up to their minions at the village level.
We will continue to expose the hypocrisy of UMNO which is claiming, it is the vanguard which protects, king, religion, race and country. Not in that order of course. It rearranges its priorities. UMNO was once at the forefront in the assault against the Malay monarchy. Now, it is playing the role of a pit-bull body guarding the Malay Monarchy because such a stand is of strategic importance. In an earlier article, I have illustrated the fallacy of UMNO's success by using a common denominator- i.e. the total number of votes won over the number of seats each party actually won. If we had used uncommon denominators like the number of votes won over the number of seats each party contested (i.e. including seats each lost), the success claimed by UMNO will even be hollower.
So in order to disguise and hide its own shortcomings especially of the abject failure of the UMNO president, BN blamed the Chinese. BN should be asking, what have they done or not done, which made the Malaysian Chinese reject them? BN hasn't given them a trustworthy and honest government. The Chinese fortunately recognises this. The Malays unfortunately have not. The Chinese as a result of their economic independence have been able to exercise freedom of choice; The Malays because of their dependent mentality have been mentally enslaved. It's easy to manufacture and fabricate the perception and fallacy that continued Malay deprivation is the result of an increasingly independent and rapacious Malaysian Chinese population. Where is that clash that will eventually destroy UMNO coming from? It will come from the burgeoning downtrodden masses of Malays- the urban and rural poor, hemmed in and flattened by all sorts of injustices and economic deprivations. The clash between Malays and Chinese is a myth. Such a scenario is illogical. The Chinese form 24% of Malaysia's population. The Malays 65% of the population.
The civil service is almost entirely Malay. The army and the police, legal owners of the instruments of suppression are also dominated by the Malays. The important pillars of governance, the civil service, ministerial positions and the respective ministries, the executive, the legislature and the judiciary are all dominated by Malays. Village organizations are permeated by Malay institutions. We have the various village development and welfare committees and we have the indoctrinating army of KEMAS employees programming the Malay Mind. The monarchy is of course wholly Malay. So how can the Chinese rebel against such a formidable fortress of institutionalised controlling agents of social regimentation and conformity? They simply can't.
The coming clash will not be between a Malay dominated government and the what else do the Chinese want community; rather the coming clash will be between the unholy partnership of the Malay pseudo aristocrats and the Malay bourgeoisie with the burgeoning class of marginalised and disillusioned Malays.
It will be clash between feudalistic UMNO more interested in preserving an aristocratic way of life and the Malay 'proletariat' bursting at the seams with notions of every kind of imaginable social injustices. Injustices that have been inflicted on them by the feudalistic and aristocratic UMNO.
Posted: 04 Jun 2013 03:33 AM PDT
aNt's aNgle: I just called up a dog owner in Petaling Jaya and chided him for being irresponsible for his dogs.
This morning at 7am, a Rottweiler belonging to the owner, ran out of one of his welfare homes for the aged and chased someone in a bicycle, almost knocking him off and killing him in the accident.
The victim called me up and wanted MBPJ to take action against the owner for
Posted: 04 Jun 2013 05:00 AM PDT
Today, I came across this very intellectually stimulating article by Ward Wilson who is a senior fellow at the British American Security Information Council and the author of Five Myths About Nuclear Weapons, from which this article was adapted.
The U.S. use of nuclear weapons against Japan during World War II has long been a subject of emotional debate. Initially, few questioned President Truman's decision to drop two atomic bombs, on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. But, in 1965, historian Gar Alperovitz argued that, although the bombs did force an immediate end to the war, Japan's leaders had wanted to surrender anyway and likely would have done so before the American invasion planned for November 1. Their use was, therefore, unnecessary. Obviously, if the bombings weren't necessary to win the war, then bombing Hiroshima and Nagasaki was wrong. In the 48 years since, many others have joined the fray: some echoing Alperovitz and denouncing the bombings, others rejoining hotly that the bombings were moral, necessary, and life-saving.
Both schools of thought, however, assume that the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki with new, more powerful weapons did coerce Japan into surrendering on August 9. They fail to question the utility of the bombing in the first place -- to ask, in essence, did it work? The orthodox view is that, yes, of course, it worked. The United States bombed Hiroshima on August 6 and Nagasaki on August 9, when the Japanese finally succumbed to the threat of further nuclear bombardment and surrendered. The support for this narrative runs deep. But there are three major problems with it, and, taken together, they significantly undermine the traditional interpretation of the Japanese surrender.
The first problem with the traditional interpretation is timing. And it is a serious problem. The traditional interpretation has a simple timeline: The U.S. Army Air Force bombs Hiroshima with a nuclear weapon on August 6, three days later they bomb Nagasaki with another, and on the next day the Japanese signal their intention to surrender.* One can hardly blame American newspapers for running headlines like: "Peace in the Pacific: Our Bomb Did It!"
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Posted: 04 Jun 2013 02:44 AM PDT
Just a while ago, AP reported HERE that Bollywood actress Jiah Khan, who made her debut starring opposite acting legend Amitabh Bachchan, died in an apparent suicide at her home in the Indian city of Mumbai.
The report stated that the 25-year-old Khan, who grew up in London before moving to India for a career in Bollywood, was found dead in her home by her family, an officer said. Police were interviewing her neighbours, the officer said, adding that no suicide note was found.
Read more AT THIS LINK.
What a tragedy! So young, beautiful, talented and so much ahead of her and now - a life snuffed out just like that. Sighs...
There is a heavy price to pay for fame and fortune. History has shown the disturbing trend where many in the film and music industry have taken their own lives or died in mysterious circumstances. I sincerely hope that those who are thinking of this avenue of release seek counselling or therapy lest they lose the God-given opportunity to make a difference in this world.
May Jiah Khan rest in peace and may her family stay strong and be comforted by the Almighty during this sorrowful period.
Posted: 04 Jun 2013 02:50 AM PDT
စစ္ဗိုလ္နိုင္ ရွစ္လံုး > ၀ိရသူ နဲ႔ ေနမ်ိဳးေ၀ ဆုိတာ
ႏိုင္ငံအတြက္လဲ ဘာတစ္ခုမွ မလုပ္ေပးခဲ့ဖူးဘူး။
ေထာင္ထဲမွာ ရဟန္းလိုမေျပာနဲ ႔ေယာက်ၤားလိုေရာ
ေနမ်ိဳးေ၀ဆုိတာက ေထာက္လွမ္းေရး၁၂ နဲ႔ေပါင္းၿပီး
ေထာင္လွန္းေရ(၁၂)ကတပ္မွဴးဗုိလ္မွဴးခင္ေမာင္စုိး နဲ႔ပူးေပါင္းႀကံစည္ၿပီး ေက်ာင္းသား၊ရဟန္း၊ျပည္သူ လွဳပ္ရွားမႈ ေတြကုိသတင္းေပဒုကၡေပးေထာင္က်ေအာင္လုပ္ခဲ႔သူဆုိတာ ယခင္RIT ေက်ာင္းသားေဟာင္းမ်ားအသိဆုံးပါ
တခါတည္းေျပာလိုက္မယ္…။ေဒၚစု အမွတ္၅၄ အိမ္ေရွ့မွာ
Credit: ဆရာဆယ္ ႏွင့္ Zaw Naing Linn
Posted: 04 Jun 2013 01:54 AM PDT
I have pts and just rushed before calling another one.
The following screenshot is my comment in YAB PM Datuk Sri Jajib's FB @ http://www.facebook.com/najibrazak
Posted: 04 Jun 2013 01:23 AM PDT
Myanmar Muslims never ask this Mr PM. Please JUST give ultimatum to Myanmar Government to stop the HATE SPEECHES against Muslims by arresting the HATE MONGERS. I hope Malaysian Muslims would be BRAVE ENOUGH to just demand this. We don't want any thing…We just want to have a safe and peaceful life under any government. We don't want AUTONOMY nor are seeking independence.
"Muslims must also understand their responsibilities towards non-Muslims," said Najib.
KUALA LUMPUR: Muslims minority communities in Asean countries that are struggling for greater rights should not seek independence but rather meaningful autonomy, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
He said that Muslim communities in countries such as the Philippines, Thailand and Myanmar must be made to understand that they must live under their current national governments and do their part to contribute towards their respective country's moral and social well being.
"They must forget the idea of an independent Muslim state as it is not realistic.
"There should be meaningful autonomy, not independence," he said in his keynote address when officiating the International Symposium "Islam and the New Era of Asean Countries" here Tuesday.
He said such communities should be granted autonomy and protection with regard to their religious, linguistic and cultural identities while their socio-economic opportunities must be enhanced.
"Muslims must also understand their responsibilities towards non-Muslims.
"There must be a peaceful coalition as this will bring about socio-economic development," he added.
Najib reiterated Malaysia's commitment towards promoting a peaceful resolution in restive areas in the region.
"It is Malaysia's honour and privilege to help broker the signing of the Framework Agreement between the Philippines' government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).
"We are also assisting the Thai government in stabilising security and improving the socio-economic development through bilateral cooperation," he said
However, he acknowledged that Malaysia played only a mediatory role in the peace process and would not interfere in the internal affairs of the respective national governments.
Last October, Malaysia helped broker a milestone peace deal between the MILF and the Philippines' government, ending one of Asia's longest secessionist rebellions which began in 1969, and aiding the establishment of the Bangsamoro autonomous region in southern Philippines.
Earlier this year, the Thai government approached Malaysia to host peace talks with rebel groups in restive Southern Thailand, resulting in the signing of the General Consensus Document to pave the way for a dialogue process for peace in the provinces.
Posted: 04 Jun 2013 01:05 AM PDT
Posted: 04 Jun 2013 01:25 AM PDT
Tuesday June 4, 2013
50% off for the disabled
By EDWARD R. HENRY firstname.lastname@example.org
DISABLED people who own and live at the same address in
Selangor will be given a 50% discount on their assessment tax to ease
their burden as most of them often live on a fixed income.
Petaling Jaya mayor Datin Paduka Alinah Ahmad said people with serious or permanent disabilities could apply for the
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