Thursday, January 7, 2010

Anwar tells supporters not to join protests

Anwar tells supporters not to join protests


Anwar tells supporters not to join protests

Posted: 06 Jan 2010 10:04 PM PST

Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim today discouraged Pakatan Rakyat supporters from joining in the protests organised for tomorrow against a court decision to allow a Catholic publication to use the term "Allah". malaysiakini.com
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How did Husni predicted that Malaysia’s GDP will grow by 7pc next year,According to the Nielsen Global Consumer Confidence survey Malaysia NOT among 10 most confident markets, can NOOR MOHAMED YACOP PLS CLEARIFY?

Posted: 07 Jan 2010 10:35 AM PST


NEW DELHI: Recovery from the global economic downturn is faster in India compared with other countries in the world as consumers here are more
willing to spend, says a survey.
According to the Nielsen Global Consumer Confidence survey, India ranked second with 117 points in the fourth quarter of 2009, behind Indonesia, which has 119 points.
Globally Consumer Confidence has remained stable at 87%.
Apart from India and Indonesia, Hong Kong, China, Singapore and Brazil are the other countries where recovery is accelerating.
The survey revealed that countries have witnessed "renewed willingness to spend by many consumers as they head into 2010."

KOTA KINABALU, Jan 7 – Malaysia's economy is likely to grow by seven per cent in 2011 based on the improving world economic condition, Second Finance Minister, Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah, said today.

At the same time, Ahmad Husni (picture) said, he was optimistic that the target of five per cent growth for this year could be achieved.

Ahmad Husni said although the World Bank had forecast 4.7 per cent growth for Malaysia this year, the government had set a higher target of five per cent.

"To achieve the target (five per cent), the government undertook a study and one of the initiatives is to increase local demand to galvanise the economy," he told reporters after launching a Seminar on Jihad Business at Universiti Malaysia Sabah in Likas, near here today.

He said the government would also fast-track the implementation of the development projects.

"Projects in the pipeline will be brought forward for implementation. The ministry will also try and speed up the tendering process of the earmarked projects.

"We believe that with the increased level of efficiency, we will achieve the target," he said. Ahmad Husni said the government would continue to prioritise certain sectors, particularly the tourism industry, which was not clearly affected by the recent economic downturn.

In this respect, he said, health tourism would play an important role to attain the desired result. He said this was in line with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak's 1 Malaysia concept and his vision to transform the country from agriculture-based to manufacturing or high-performance economy.

"In fact, the 1 Malaysia concept is not only about national unity … it is also about how we put Malaysia as an important country on the world map (including in the economic sphere)," he said.

Earlier, in his speech, Ahmad Husni had called on the Muslim Bumiputeras to venture into business to uplift their standard of living.

He said the seminar was timely and appropriate as it underlined the need to move forward in business to enjoy success in life. – Bernama

However, while eight of the top 10 most confident markets in the fourth quarter of 2009 were from Asia Pacific, including emerging markets Indonesia and India, consumers in two of Asia's most developed markets, South Korea and Japan, were the least confident.
In the last quarter of 2009, Indian consumers have become more conscious of a full economic recovery in a year.
Indias are most optimistic about job prospects in 2010, with 83% of the consumers feeling things would improve this year. India is followed by Indonesian at 70%.
About 17% Indians think that job prospects in the country would be 'excellent' and 66% think that it would be
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Tips to kickstart your sex life in 2010 withMiss Russia 2009 Nude Scandal

Posted: 07 Jan 2010 09:27 AM PST



It's a question that many women at one time or another during the course of a long-term relationship ask: Where did the passion go? Can I get it

Couple

back, or does my lackluster sex life mean that I'm with the wrong person?

Happily you can restore the passion, but it won't be like it was in the beginning – and you have to work at it.

But first, how do so many of us arrive at this passionless state?





Sofya Andreevna Rudieva is a Russian model and beauty queen who became the winner of Miss Russia 2009.

Profile :
- Sofya Andreevna Rudieva
- Born November 15, 1990
- Age 18
- Birth Place : Saint Petersburg, Soviet Union
- Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
- Eye color: Grey
- Hair color: Black

Controversial leaked nude scandal photos of her surfed around the world , shortly after her reign as Miss Russia . The beauty queen was not stripped of her title and now will be Russia's representative to Miss Universe 2009.

Other women with similar photos competed in Miss Universe: Joyce Giraud placed 2nd run-up (Puerto Rico 1998), Helen Lindes (Spain 2000) placed 2nd run-up and Evelina Papantoniou (Greece 2001) placed 1st run-up. They all posed nude and controversies surrounded their participation.

The full set of pictures…
























The daily grind can play a big role in derailing our sexual interest in our partner. Stress, anxiety, depression, whatever it is – can really affect how you respond sexually.

But nature plays a role, too. The truth is, your libido is never going to be like when you first met – when you were in the "infatuation" stage. Our bodies can't sustain infatuation. We'd never get anything done if we lived in that stage all the time. It's nature's way of moving us into a better, more functional place called the "attachment" stage – a sweeter, calmer kind of phase that some people confuse with infatuation.

When sexual problems arise
It's during this phase that a couple's sexual problems often arise. When you move into this phase, people assume that sex should always be spontaneous and you should always have that driving, crazy urge like you did in the beginning. But you have to actually produce that and it feels very un-spontaneous and very strange at first. But if it becomes a habit, it really can help to spice things up. Sometimes it's a matter of actually inserting some of the spontaneity in it and taking control.

By taking control, will you soar to the heights of passion again? Not necessarily, but there are many things you can do to reconnect with your partner which drives the sexual interest.

Here are ten ways to kick-start your love life:

Take time with each other. Separate it from kids and work, where kids and work are not discussed.
Plan a weekly date – whether it's going out to dinner or talking a walk. Don't go out to the movies or someplace where you're not going to talk or look at each other the entire night. If you can't afford a babysitter, go out on the porch and have a glass of wine together after the kids go to sleep, or go out by yourself.

Do interesting and exciting things together. In a study of three couple groups, those who engaged in activities like bungee jumping and white-water rafting had the greatest improvement in intimacy, connection and sexual interest. No one else in their day-to-day-life was really a part of the activity, so it sort of bonded them together more.

Take time for yourself every day. While this can be tough with hectic schedules, jobs and kids, even 10 to 15 minutes a day can help reduce your stress and give you more energy for your partner. What's more, it's really hard to go out and go bungee jumping if you've neglected your own life. It's important to keep your own energy going. The more connected to who you are, the less you get lost in the daily grind, which pulls you away from your partner. And the more sensual and the more connected to yourself you are, the more available you are for your partner. It's really tough when one partner stays really connected with themselves and the other is still lost. Both partners really need to make a commitment to do that.

Turn by turn. Ask your partner to take the kids a couple of afternoons a week while you read, take a bath, meditate or exercise.

Dress to the T. Doll up yourself and hand your partner the keys to a hotel room.

Touch technique. Be physical with one another without expecting sex to be the outcome – cuddle, hold hands, touch one another.

Try out. Experiment with different sexual positions. It's a great way of exploring each other's bodies.

Do as you wish. Do something you've always wanted to do like take a yoga class and learn to play the piano. It's never too late to lean something new and enjoy it.


Susah juga tak boleh bohong

Posted: 07 Jan 2010 07:54 AM PST


Sekarang ini, orang dah jadi konfius. Mana satu nak percaya. Media perdana atau media alternatif? Alangkah baiknya jika ada satu alat yang boleh tahu orang bohong atau tidak.

Ini ada satu kisahnya seorang Profesor Samad yang berjaya mencipta robot yang boleh mengesan bohong. Robot itu direka supaya ketika mendengar pembohongan, robot tersebut akan terus menampar si pembohong ...

Dia sudah dapat bayangkan keuntungan dari jualannya. Bayangkan syarikat media, mahkamah, pejabat kerajaan dan korporat pasti mahukan mesin yang dapat mengesan pembohongan. Polis mesti nak guna tangkap blogger-blogger yang sebar fitnah.

Siap saja prototype robot pengesan bohong, Professor Samad bawa pulang untuk tunjuk pada anak bininya.

Dibawa robot prototype ke ruang tamu untuk tunjuk pada anak lelakinya. Ditunggu-tunggu, dia tak pulang hingga lewat pagi. Sampai tertidor.

Prof Samad dikejutkan oleh bunyi motor anaknya yang baru pulang. MAsuk saja anaknya, dia bertanya, "Kamu dari mana ni?"

"Ada pelajaran tambahan ayah," jawab anaknya.

*PLANG* Robot tersebut menampar anaknya.

"Anak, ini adalah robot ciptaan ayah. Dia akan tampar sesiapa yang berbohong! Sekarang katakan dengan jujur, kenapa kamu pulang lewat??!

"Maaf ayah ... sebenarnya saya pergi menonton movie di rumah kawan...".

"Cerita apa?

"Cerita Papadom ayah".

*PLANG*

"Katakan dengan jujur cerita apa?!"

"Maaf ayah ... saya tengok cerita lucah".

Mendengarkan itu marahlah Prof Samad. Dia berleter, "Kamu nie... kecil-kecil dah nakal... kamu nak jadi apa bila besar nanti?! Malukan ayah saja perbuatan kamu nie. Masa ayah kecil dulu, ayah tak pernah pun buat macam nie."

*PLANG* Samad ditampar oleh robotnya.

Suasana hening untuk beberapa ketika...

Isteri Samad kemudian masuk ke ruang tamu dan langsung berkata, "Huh, sama saja kelakuannya, ke mana akan tumpahnya kuah kalau tak ke nasi? Memanglah anak awak ni ... "

*PLANG*

Robot menampar isteri Samad sebelum isterinya sempat menyelesaikan kata-katanya ...
dan semua terdiam...

Menyusahkan juga kalau tidak ada tipu dan putar belit.

Teens escape the clutches of tyranny

Posted: 07 Jan 2010 05:04 AM PST

Nineteen-year-old R Priya, given a new lease on life after being a slave for 14 years, is still apprehensive about her future. Priya and her younger brother Guna, 16, who were entrusted to their guardians by their single parent, were put to hard labour when they were five and three respectively. Their now deceased mother, unable to care for them, had little choice but to given them away at a tender age. In an exclusive interview with Malaysiakini, the siblings related the story of their ...
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“Political Mirage or Reality..?”

Posted: 07 Jan 2010 05:40 AM PST


1Sarawak BN Party

The sms to Natasha reads,"Which party do you think Larry Sng and Jonathan Rayong will represent in the next State Elections..?? Also Sulaiman's position has been filled and surely these two YBs needs to belong somewhere..?" Is it up to us at audie61 to answer that..?I'm sure the most obvious answer would be as always simply,"We will know how to cross the bridge when we come to that."

 Talks/Speculations/Rumour mill is going on strong now with the PBB TGM and PRS TDC to be completed by June 2010 that the state elections will be held during the second weekend of September 2010. It is CM's call and as always he needs to have the "Inspiration" and also whether the "Signs" are good during the period.

There are a lot of factors to consider for him to dissolve the State Assembly and go for a Fresh Mandate from the people of Sarawak. The present administration does not need to be dissolved till may 2011. There is obviously plenty of time for Sng to choose but for Rayong it take some persuasion within the BN parties to accept him.

He is supposed to represent SUPP but it seems with SUPPs infighting and turmoil he will provide EXTRA FUEL TO THE BURNING FIRE . SUPP Engkilili State seat was losts to Jonathan Rayong who stood on SNAP ticket while Larry Sng stood on a PRS Ticket in the Pelagus State Seat.

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 There are already movements by certain individuals to ensure that the BN State family is not jeorpadised at the expense of these two YBs or possibly more YBs. On November 16th we wrote an article  on this New"Sarawak Party"SARS  and with PCM  (Parti Cinta Malaysia) already making its intentions known we should not dispel the possibilities of a new BN aligned party. We have heard it before and it is nothing new with elections just around the corner.

There are already certain BN friendly politician who are toying with the idea to prevent a further split within the BN4. Though its a temporary realignment or a short term change in the BN family of 4 it may be a new breadth of fresh air as it will get everyone on board.   (there will be no more hidden enemies) Isn't this good for Pakatan too who says that there are  Trojan Horses in their fold..??

Exploring new territories to establish fresh alliance and expand the power base is an evolutionary technique and a tendency for A political  Coalition to look beyond the comforts of present partnership. It has happen in history and  the people involved are assured that it will not fail. It has happened in Japan and India and the coalition has all but steadfastly hold on to power but with different newer and fresher parties with new inclusion of so many newer political faces. 

PM Najib will subscribe to the idea of a multi cultural BN party that sees the inclusion of all those who are rumoured to be dropped by the respective parties. Even the CM Taib after so many years seeing the birth of many political parties during his reign will not be grudge or disapprove this new party if it "toes" and respect the senior partners in the present coalition.

It does characterise the political climate and landscape and the coalition needs to reengineer and restyle to stay relevant for the VOTERS TO CHOOSE. There are a lot of mirages but the reality of it all is that the dissatisfaction and dropping of certain individuals in a number of parties is taking shape and will turn to reality when the time comes.  Who could have forgotten what happened to Gabriel Adit, Stanley Ajang,Jimmy Donald and Jawah Gerang..??

A Protem Committee for the 1Sarawak BN party is already in place.  They have already approached the ROS Director Sarawak Ken Leben for details.The officials will be presenting the vision,mission and concept and the breakdown of  the number of YBs and MPs involved in this formation of new party. No politican would like just to stay where he is and if there is a chance to move forward and in higher position they will certainly grab it with both hands.

Its simple and its only human says a protem member from Miri,"A Federal Deputy Minister will want to move further to be a Full Minister and likewise a State Assistant Minister would not resists the temptation of a Full State Ministers posts. The  protem member from Kampung Bintangor added,"This is in line with the 1 malaysia concept and this party has no hidden agendas. It will subsribe to the present leadership of the State BN and abide by the rules that has up till now been very successful.

Apparently many political veterans have even started suggesting the names Salang,Snowdon,Soon,Sng,Slyvester Masir,Mussen and Rayong to be the first joining the party. DO YOU BUY THAT…?? These YBs do carry with them a certain aura in leadership qualities and charisma and their inclusion in the new 1Sarawak BN party will only benefit the party in the long run.Even the youth will be attracted and it will be very good for BN. It must be noted that there are a lot of people who are just fedup of factional political parties. Could YB Voon Lee Shan from DAP be also roped in to assist .???

It seems the idea of 2 term YBS and MPs are being included in the party constitution whereas Ministerial YBs are given an extra two terms . (subject to if they are alll relected) . this will further encourage many youths to look at the political party as a chosen Profession and uplift the image of Politicis being way down in their chosen career.

So are your ready for 1 Sarawak BN Party..? it seems this idea was already toyed by BN YBs and they have already suggested a direct BN entry. So will it still be a Poltical Reality or Mirage..?? Nothing is Impossible folks ..You read it first at audie61…

YOUR GUESS IS AS GOOD AS MINE…

Foreigners, And Some Malaysians, To Pay More For Petrol Come May 1.

Posted: 07 Jan 2010 05:24 AM PST

From May 1, Malaysians and non-citizens will have to pay different petrol prices as foreigners are not eligible for subsidised petrol, Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced today.

"Currently everyone enjoys the subsidy, including foreigners. From May 1, the purchase of petrol using My-Kad will be introduced, whereby only citizens will get the subsidy," he said.

To further complicate matters, not all Malaysians will get to enjoy subsidised petrol either. An announcement on the detailed mechanics of the system will be made on May 1, the day it goes into effect.

"Under the citizens category, there will be sub-categories where only targeted groups will get the subsidy," he said after officiating the launch of a new corporate identity for Fraser & Neave Holdings Bhd's beverage division.

He said the petrol subsidy for those who qualify will be based on the engine capacity of their vehicles. The focus will be on those with lower income who also usually use cars with smaller engines, he said.

Ismail said the government currently subsidised 30 sen of the RON 95 fuel cost. The original price of RON 95 is RM2.10.

"Therefore, the price of subsidised RON 95 is RM1.80."

Under the new system, Malaysians who don't qualify and foreigners will pay RM2.10 or more for RON 95, he said, while those who qualify for the subsidy will pay RM1.80.

Ismail said the government might also impose tax on foreigners, up to an amount which is to be determined by the Finance Ministry.

Besides oil, the government currently also subsidises gas, flour and sugar.

Ismail also said that while sugar price had been increased by 20 sen, the government still provided a subsidy of 80 sen for the item.

"Last year, the government provided a subsidy of 60 sen per kg, but due to the drastic rise in world sugar price from August last year, the government had to bear a subsidy of RM1.00, and that is why we increased the price," he said.

With the 80 sen subsidy given, the government will be bearing a subsidy cost of RM1.008 billion this year compared with RM720 million last year.


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PM Najib: Cannot Stop Not-Malaysian-Culture Protests, This Time

Posted: 06 Jan 2010 11:35 PM PST


Via Malaysia Today:

Najib: We cannot stop Friday's protest

Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak shares the view of his Home Minister cousin Hishammuddin Hussein that Muslims are free to protest and express their views against a court decision which had allowed the Catholic newspaper Herald to use the word "Allah."

As long as Friday's demonstration did not spill over into something more series, Najib told reporters that the government cannot stop people from protesting over the Allah issue.

However, he said that the authorities were prepared to face any situation.

"We hope the protests will not spill over. Better still if the protest is minimal," Najib said after opening the first 1Malaysia Clinic.

Najib said that the authorities could not stop groups from gathering at mosques and protesting there.

"As long as it doesn't spill over into something serious, they can still express their views," he said.

Hishammuddin had also stated yesterday that the government did not prohibit the people from expressing their views on the Allah issue but action will be taken if the protests affected security.

Oh… So no problem with them expressing their views, but problem with Bersih movement expressing theirs? Don't suppose chemically-laced water cannons or shield-bashes will be used if the protests 'spill over'?

PoliceRestraintMotiva

Above is #6 from Malaysian Politics Motivational Posters.

I thought that such mass protests are 'not Malaysian culture' as both former PM Mahathir and current PM Najib have stated.

As PM Najib said back then: "But what is the use if such demonstrations only lead to the possibility of ruining what we have built for the country?"

Will any civil servants taking part in the protests be sacked as promised?

And will some of them end up arrested under the ISA as then PM Badawi said?

Just like how you can protest some things but not others and you can burn some effigies but not others.

Canadian Sniper Shooting Taliban: Video

Posted: 06 Jan 2010 10:02 PM PST


WARNING: GRAPHIC VIOLENCE

If you're into that sort of thing, check out this video of several instances where a Canadian sniper takes out a Taliban fighter from huge ranges.

http://www.viddler.com/explore/jpozadzides/videos/26/

From 30 seconds, you see the Taliban literally explode in a shower of gore. From 46 seconds, you see a slowly moving head disappear in a pop.

From the commentary:

Video of Canadian snipers wiping out Taliban snipers in Afghanistan. The video shots were not made through the shooter's telescopic sight — they were made looking through the spotter's scope. The spotter lies right next to the sniper and helps the sniper find and home in on the target.

Pay close attention to the beginning of the video. A Taliban sniper is laying on top of the peak in front of you…when you hear the shot fired watch what happens. The Canadian sniper is about a half-mile away from the target

Via Ace of Spades post about a British sniper popping seven in a row.

Pornthip speaks out of turn but the complainant gets contempt proceedings

Posted: 07 Jan 2010 04:25 AM PST

The strangest thing has happened.




Pornthip the showy pahthologist from Thailand, famous for arriving at conclusions from examining mere photographs leaked out the result of her coroner's report after the second autopsy of TBH before presenting her finding at the inquest.

That, to most people sounds like she is acting in contempt of an ongoing court proceeding.




So MACC officer, Raub Ghani filed a complaint against her for suspicion of releasing the result of the second autopsy to person or persons that are not authorized to receive the report.

Sounds like a sensible thing to do. Right?

I mean if someone blabs about a court proceeding while it is ongoing, that is contempt..right?

But something odd has happened… the coroner handling the inquest, Azmil Muntapha Abas has ordered that contempt proceedings be initiated against Raub?

Huh?

What?

WTF???

Apparently, application for the contempt proceedings was made by Karpal and his son Gobind. That is expected, these two are known for pulling all kinds of legal stunts just to get their way.




But I am curious as to the reasoning for the contempt proceedings. Should Raub be facing contempt proceedings or Pornthip??

What di Raub do that is wrong?

Is complaining against a person leaking confidential information crucial to an ongoing case wrong?


Or is leaking confidential information crucial to an ongoing case wrong?

I am waiting to hear the full explanation for this curious anomaly in the inquest.

Below is the Malaysiakini story

Mahkamah Koroner Shah Alam, yang mendengar inkues punca kematian Teoh Beng Hock, mengarahkan seorang pegawai Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM) dikenakan tindakan menghina mahkamah.
Koroner Azmil Muntapha Abas memerintahkan prosiding tersebut terhadap pegawai SPRM Cawangan Siasatan Putrajaya, Raub Ghani, didengar pada 15 Januari ini.
Pada 1 Januari lalu, pegawai itu membuat aduan polis agar pakar patologi dari Thailand, Dr Pornthip Rojanasunand, disiasat kerana disyaki membocorkan maklumat laporan bedah siasat kedua, 22 November lalu, kepada pihak tidak sewajarnya.
Aduan polis dibuat susulan penerbitan berita 'Pornthip sahkan Beng Hock dibunuh' di akhbar rasmi PKR Suara Keadilan edisi 29 Disember – 5 Januari yang menyimpulkan bekas setiausaha politik exco Selangor, Ean Yong Hian Wah, mati dibunuh.
Dr Pornthip, yang dilantik oleh kerajaan Selangor, kemudian dilaporkan enggan memberikan keterangan pada inkues tersebut kerana bimbang berdepan tindakan tersebut.
Permohonan terhadap Raub dibuat oleh peguam Karpal Singh dan anaknya Gobind Singh Deo, kedua-duanya mewakili keluarga Teoh, dalam prosiding inkues yang bersambung pagi ini.
Teoh ditemui mati dekat pejabat SPRM di Shah Alam, 16 Julai tahun lalu – kematian yang menjadi kontroversi politik terhangat tahun lalu sehingga kerajaan mengarahkan inkues tersebut diadakan dan penubuhan suruhanjaya diraja menyiasat tatacara siasatan SPRM.

Exclusiveness vs Oneness

Posted: 07 Jan 2010 01:59 AM PST

I have often been intrigued by the concept of exclusiveness - the idea that one is different from everybody else - the specialness that one has that other people do not have. How does one distinguishes oneself from everybody else - the idea of being unique.

In the land of the poor, the rich person is unique.

In the land of the rich, the poor is unique.

Even among the poor, it is still quite possible for the poor to compete among themselves to see who is the poorest.

In the same way, among the rich, each will compete with the other to see who is the richest.

But between the apex and the bottom most, if the distance between the two poles can be made large enough, it is quite possible for us to see that among those who are in caught in between, there will be sufficient space between each that makes one different from the other - and hence it is possible to say everybody is unique by being different from the next, no matter how small the difference.

In such a case, then the only truly situation is a tie, where one is the same as another - for that one is unqiuely different from the others by being the same as another - as in identical twins.

It will then be unusual and hence truly unique when a third or a fourth is unique with others - as in identical triplets and quadruplets.

As in the case of uniquely different viruses, we probably should enbark on a method for resolving the problem of naming elements in an environment of all uniquely different elements - a1, a2, a3, a4 - similar like viruses but different as in strands.

In the land of diversity, the only solution to true uniqueness is exclusion - by disallowing the existence of others, or disallowing others the use of the same symbol or word to identify one particularisation.

But, in the land of the happy people, commonness is embraced where none exists - the outside acceptance of similarity is only possible by the blatant discregard of the noticeable differences, banishing into oblivion in the mind by their insignificant of the differences.

Oneness can really only exist in the mind, when the mind accepts the concept of all being the same - even the pimple and the pus are the same, even if they are of grossly different colour and texture.

Charge Najib,Ezam,Rosmah, charge them for abetting SAIFUL for making a false report and causing all the trouble.Send them to jail

Posted: 07 Jan 2010 01:05 AM PST



Deja vu in sodomy charge

The 'Sodomy 2.0′ version unfolded on June 28 when PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim's 23-year-old former aide Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan lodged a police report. He claimed to have been sodomised by Anwar in a condominium in Damansara.

To many, it was unreal. Ten years ago, Anwar had faced a similar charge which saw him being jailed until the conviction and sentence were overturned on appeal in 2004.

In the latest episode, he was arrested on July 16 by balaclava-clad police – a scene reminiscent of that in 1998 – but freed a day later after being questioned and made to undergo a medical examination.

His supporters claimed that the government would detain him pending trial, ostensibly to prevent his campaigning for the Permatang Pauh by-election. But when Anwar claimed trial on Aug 7, he was freed on a RM20,000 personal bond.

Much else has happened outside the courtroom, including the allegation that Deputy Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak had a 'hidden hand' in the matter since he had met with Saiful prior to the complaint. Najib has denied this.

Saiful's complaint was challenged when a medical examination – done on the same day he lodged the police report – allegedly found no signs of sodomy.

He then swore on a Quran in a mosque to back his claim, but the shadow of political interference fell over this as well. The imam who witnessed the oath-taking said he was instructed to do so.

WHAT'S NEXT: The sodomy trial has not made much headway since August, as technical arguments have prevailed. The court is expected to hear the substantial arguments in the coming year.
Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today filed an application to compel the syariah High Court to prosecute Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan after the prosecution have failed to proceed with the criminal case.

Anwar is filing for criminal defamation or "qazaf" against Saiful after the former aide had accused Anwar of sodomy. readmoreCharge Saiful instead for making a false report and causing all the trouble. Send him to jail to share with perverts so that he can fulfill his dream

"My legal team advised me that we should refer and compel the syariah court to instruct the prosecution to conduct their work professionally in accordance with the syariah law in Islam. What is so important of talking about syariah law when you don't respect the basic principles of the law?

"They talk about syariah when it only seems to be convenient to them politically. Syariah must be above political, individual sentiments," he told reporters at the Federal Territory syariah High Court here.

Anwar claimed that the director of the Federal Territory Religious Department (Jawi) and the minister in the Prime Minister's Department are trying to sabotage the case.

"This morning I have filed an application at the syariah High Court in Kuala Lumpur Federal Territory naming three parties, namely, the chief public prosecutor syarie Federal Territory, director of the Federal Territory Religious Department and Minister in the Prime Minister's Department responsible for Islamic affairs, Maj-Gen Datuk Jamil Khir Baharom.

"My application is to obtain an order from the syariah High Court for the chief public prosecutor to use his powers to prosecute Saiful under section 41 of the Federal Territory Syariah Criminal Act 1997.

"I am also applying for the syariah High Court to order the minister and Jawi director not to prevent and affect the chief public prosecutor from performing his duties and responsibilities in the prosecution of Saiful," he explained.

Anwar said the application is a follow-up to the report lodged with the Jawi enforcement and prosecution division that Saiful had made false allegations that he (Anwar) had committed sodomy.

"This is continuation from the report that I lodged on July 9, 2008 and it was investigated by the police with medical evidence, witnesses and more. I believe the prosecutor has conducted the investigation but the case has been blocked for reasons unknown.

"That is why I am shocked when the minister made a political statement in Parliament on Oct 27 that the prosecution must wait for the decision from the sodomy case in the civil court.

"Since when does the syariah court bow down to the civil court? That is the first question. Secondly, this case is different from the sodomy case. My report is based on criminal defamation and this is a syariah criminal case which has no relation with any criminal offence under the civil court.

"Therefore it is shocking for a minister to make such statement and I regard this as political interference in syariah court proceedings. This is also an insult to the stature of the syariah court," he said.

Anwar expressed his disappointment with the government's interference in the case.

"The investigation was conducted professionally but suddenly it stopped; then we find the minister now saying that it is not within the competence of the syariah court and they have to wait for the civil court.

"Now this to me is a mockery of the justice system and specifically the syariah court. Especially when they say everything is syariah, and syariah is important but when it comes to me, they will say that we have to go to the civil court first."

He also revealed that the police and medical authorities have refused to co-operate with the syariah court.

"Everything that was required was fulfilled but the police and the medical authorities did not co-operate when the syariah court asked for relevant documents. So we feel that the syariah court is not viewed seriously," he said.

The first mention of the application is on Jan 13.

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Hassholemuddin a hypocrite for allowing Friday protes Ku Li says an intolerant Umno is fanning racial sentiments

Posted: 07 Jan 2010 12:24 AM PST




KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 7 — Pakatan Rakyat de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim questioned the sincerity of the Home Ministry for allowing a public demonstration against the recent "Allah" ruling.

The ruling allowed the Catholic weekly Heraldto use the term to describe the Christian God in their national language edition.

Anwar (picture) also accused Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein of being hypocritical in allowing the demonstration as his ministry has previously denied and banned public rallies organised by Pakatan Rakyat (PR).

"I am not opposed to demonstration, you can express yourself peacefully. I am questioning the hypocrisy of the Minister of Home Affairs," the Permatang Pauh MP told reporters outside the Federal Territory Syariah Court here today.

"I question the sincerity of the minister that will help to sponsor a demonstration that they want but hit others that they don't want to hold any peaceful demonstration. Peaceful demonstration must be allowed in the country.

"If we agree or not, that is a different question," he added.

The Home Ministry yesterday announced that they will allow a public demonstration planned by Muslim groups tomorrow at the Kampung Baru mosque to proceed and will only take action if "things get out of hand."

Hishammuddin explained that the protest will be monitored and that action will only be taken if the need arises.

Anwar blamed the current religious crisis to the negligence of the Home Ministry and its failure to properly engage with the different religious community in the country.

"This is odd because one hand you appeal for calm but there is a clear division in terms of abuse explained by religious scholars. Many have contended that this is permissible.

"Their concerns are regarding proselytisation by the Christian missionaries on Muslims so the discourse is somewhat disconnected. So what I think the Home Ministry should have done much earlier is to call up the Christian representatives and discuss with them. They have failed to do that and they have gone to this stage due to their negligence and failure to attend the issue early enough," he explained.

The Dec 31 High Court ruling caused an uproar with some Muslims threatening to take their dissatisfaction to the streets tomorrow.

Following the uproar, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak called for calm and promised that the government would take the necessary actions.

Najib has also supported the right of Muslims to protest the ruling, the execution of which has been stayed pending appeal.

Anwar also agreed that there must calm and pointed out that the demonstration maybe politically motivated. "At this stage, we must call for calm and have frank exchanges between religious authorities, social society groups, Muslim groups and non-Muslim groups. That would be the best solution because when it comes to a decision to allow demonstration, you have a clear hypocritical stand on the part of the minister of home affairs.

"One hand to you disallow people to express themselves on legitimate grounds but when it comes to this, they think how about the political benefits. I think in political it is not wise to conduct any sort of meetings when emotions are high.

"I recommend strongly that we should conduct more serious meetings between Muslims and Christians in particular," he said, echoing the call made by some opposition leaders.

Anwar added that the court ruling is not against any Islamic law but understands the fear expressed by some Muslims.

"From my understanding referring to the renowned religious scholars, they all say that there is nothing in Islam that forbids the use of the word Allah but what is expressed is the fear of proselytisation by the Christian missionaries. So that has to be dealt with separately. We could put laws in the country which stop the proselytisation in this country if any.

"But we cannot incite religion and religious sentiments like this because after we are taught not to only live as Muslims but to respect the sanctity of religions, including Christianity.

"So you have to inter-marry between what is deemed to be an Islamic jurisprudence view point and the concerns of … missionary activities," he added.

Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah lashed out at Umno today over its strident position on the "Allah" controversy, pointing out that the party was bent on fanning communal sentiment and digging itself into an intolerant hardline position with no parallel in the Muslim world.

He also suggested that racially-based parties should no longer be allowed to contest elections in multiracial Malaysia.

Speaking in Singapore today at the ISEAS regional outlook forum, his scathing remarks comes as Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak shored up Umno and the government's position over the Allah controversy by backing the right of Muslim groups to hold a public demonstration tomorrow.

Umno and a number of Muslim NGOs have been in an uproar over the recent High Court ruling allowing the Catholic church's Herald newspaper to use the word "Allah" to refer to God in its Bahasa Malaysia section.

The government has filed an appeal against the ruling and yesterday it won a stay of execution.

The Islamist PAS, however, has backed the court's ruling by pointing out that the word "Allah" can be used by those of the Abrahamic faiths — Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

Tengku Razaleigh suggested today that

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the rejection of Umno and the Barisan Nasional (BN) communal politics model by large swathes of voters in Election 2008 had led the Malay nationalist party to pursue racial issues more stridently.

"They think this will shore up their 'base'. They are mistaken about the nature of that base. As they do so, they become more extreme and out of touch with ordinary voters of every race and religion whose major concerns are not racial or religious identity but matters such as corruption, security, the economy and education."

He cited as an example the "Allah" controversy.

"In a milestone moment, PAS, the Islamic party, is holding onto the more plural and moderate position while Umno is digging itself into an intolerant hard-line position that has no parallel that I know of in the Muslim world.

"Umno is fanning communal sentiment, and the government it leads is taking up policy lines based on 'sensitivities' rather than principle. The issue appears to be more about racial sentiment than religious, let alone constitutional principles," he said in his luncheon address.

He said Umno's response to the "Allah" controversy was "short of leadership and moral fibre."

Tengku Razaleigh's latest attack on Umno and the government is not likely to go down well with the hardline conservatives in his party.

But the Umno veteran has been unrelenting in his call for reforms in Umno. Recently, he also slammed the BN government's position in refusing to give oil royalties to Kelantan, which is ruled by PAS.

On the "Allah" issue, the former Finance Minister is particularly scathing in his remarks.

"Sensitivities is the favoured resort of the gutter politician. With it he raises a mob, fans its resentment and helps it discover a growing list of other sensitivities. This is a road to ruin. A nation is made up of citizens bound by a shared conception of justice and not of mobs extracting satisfaction for politicised emotional states," he said.

Tengku Razaleigh said that when the government began speaking the language of sensitivities, it was a mark of the country's decline.

He said the controversy over the use of "Allah" should not be about managing sensitivities but about doing what was right.

"This is what government sounds like when a political system and its leadership have come unstuck from the rule of law. It goes from issue to issue, hostage to the brinksmanship of sensitivities. Small matters threaten to erupt into racial conflict.

"The government of a multiracial society that cannot rise above sentiment is clearly too weak or too self-interested to hold the country together. It has lost credibility and legitimacy. The regime is in crisis."

Tengku Razaleigh said that while the prime minister had made what he called "helpful gestures" towards freeing up the economy and pursuing multiracial policies, Malaysia was still in need of fundamental reform.

He urged an overhaul of the political system to rule out racially exclusive parties from directly contesting elections; a restoration of the independence of the judiciary and the media; and an all-out war against graft.

Like his father Najib and his Hasholemuddin are planning the second May13 One MalaysiaRoyal Malaysia Police towards Global Distinction”or Distortion?

Posted: 06 Jan 2010 11:18 PM PST


Democracy isn't going to the dogs initiative and other similar public awareness campaigns, you cast your vote in Polls 2008 Good for you. But did you let your dog vote? Sounds ridiculous, doesn't it? And it is ridiculous. Because democracy – not just here in malaysia but anywhere in the world – is in little or no danger of going to the dogs. Or the cats. Or any other species of animal, other than the human, and that too only select humans. Last year, the world's most powerful democracy, the US, went to the polls and produced its first ever black president. Bully for Uncle Sam.MALAYSIA the world's most UNdemocracy, of completing the electoral process to install the country's Parliament. The question of democracy and democratic choice is very much in the air. But how truly democratic is the world today? Comparative figures regarding the longevity of humans and of dogs, man's best friends, provide an interesting insight into this. In the West, a dog's life is a consummation devoutly to be desired. In the UK, for example, pet owners spend £3.5 billion annually on gifts for their dogs. There are special beauty salons and holiday resorts exclusively for canines. The politics they talked of always eluded me. When I tried to get to grips with it, my thoughts skittered away in all directions, like marbles. Did flames of carnage still flicker behind the sleeping eyelids of the children of Belchi?

where are those fellows who said protesting is not malaysian culture? and now if the protest is held from church and temples, is ok la. same standard should apply PM. you can't rule one same issue with 2 different principles, wasn't that what you said during MCA crisis.

When Pakatan Rakyat wants to protest, Najis you say that is not our culture, must apply permit ( Never given) and must be in confine area like stadium…..

Now you say can not stop people from protest "as long as it does not spill over into something more serious"…define what you mean by more serious? little bit serious can? On whose yardstick are you measuring serious?

".government cannot stop people from protesting over the Allah issue…." So protest other issues like ISA can not but over Allah issue can…. what a bloody pathetic you are!

You talk shit, UMNO can protest, permits will be given because it is UMNO. Pakatan, DAP. PAS and those in opposition cannot! THis is how it works in

For those who do not know PDRM is the acronym for Polis Diraja Malaysia, and if you still do not know it is the Malaysian police force. I think this video explains itself, nothing less than a sickening act of violence against a couple of robbers right under the noses of the police who allow it all to happen. What a fantastic police force we have. How are we suppose to feel safe when we have these kind of police working for us?www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYxj93jGJsY

Enjoy and I hope you're not watching and having a meal at the same time.

READMORE CLIK HEREPush to Build Mosques Is Met With Resistancebut in Malaysia

TRUEISLAM VSUMNOISLAM TO KEEP MUNAFIK UMNO IN POWER

That was what Tan Sri Mohamed Rahmat said in his book that was launched on 12 October 2009. He admits he was not the Information Minister as much as he was Malaysia's Propaganda Chief. And he used the mainstream media to the hilt, which, by his own admission, succeeded in influencing public opinion.
Yes, there is no denying that the mainstream media, including the electronic media, is nothing more than the government's propaganda arm. And they do not report the news. They 'spin' and decide what 'news' reaches the public and what does not. Basically, the so-called mainstream media is merely the propaganda machine of the government.
Until 1998, that is. Then, when Reformasi exploded onto the Malaysian scene, the 'alternative media' gave the mainstream media a run for its money. Ten years on, by 2008, the alternative media had become the mainstream media while no one believed the government-owned media any longer.
For example, did The Star report the details of the two Datuks who are being sued by lawyer Rosli Dahlan? Maybe I missed that one but I do not remember reading it in the mainstream media — or rather the government-owned media that is not quite mainstream any longer.
Recently, just before Hari Raya, lawyer Rosli Dahlan sued Utusan Malaysia and several officers of the MACC for defamation and various other abuses. He is claiming RM50 million in damages.READMORE CLICK HEREMalaysia's Propaganda Chief. admits Barbaric police intervention They 'spin' and decide what 'news' reaches the public

Barisan Nasional's (BN) Datuk Mohamed Aziz today issued a stern warning for non-Muslims to stop interfering in Islamic affairs and laws in questioning the controversial sentencing of Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno for drinking beer in public.READ MORE CLICK THIS If i am not reoppointed MALAYSIA WILL BE another KASHMIR RPK HAS DONE IT!,Musa Hasan asshole has been enlarged now he is talking tru his asshole loud and clear THE BLOCKBUSTER SANDIWARA of NAJIB

Mohamed (BN-Sri Gading) ventured into the thorny issue when he asked a supplementary question on syariah courts in parliament, telling the House that he "cannot stand it when non-Muslims insult the laws of Islam".

Go ahead, crime minister, it is your birth right (and you have the might)! After all, you do not even blink when your ex-lover got C4… All is your special right, more special than anyone on earth…

READMORECLICK THISAn unbelievable spectacle took place in the bizarre murder trial of Mongolian beauty Altantuya Shaaribuu on June 29. the combined forces of the prosecution and defense blocking the line of questioning.

Please just remember all rational thinking Malaysian will remember this…!Looks like this controversy is aim at the Christians in Sarawak and Sabah who worship Allah. To our friends in Sarawak and Sabah, please have a close look at this. Why are you all still voting for BN. STOP .

Vote for change. A new dawn filled with joy and peace, justice and equality, – A Clean and efficient government.

Spread the Good News now. Act now. READ MORE CLICK THIS Black eye FOR black eye head for a head?KRISMUDDIN YOUR DAYS ARE NUMBERED

where are those fellows who said protesting is not malaysian culture? and now if the protest is held from church and temples, is ok la. same standard should apply PM. you can't rule one same issue with 2 different principles, wasn't that what you said during MCA crisis.

READ MORE CLICK THIS latestedition the kerala snake is scared, Dr M slams Anwar's street politics, rather have Anwar's street politics than the rape and plundering of our national wealth.

Go ahead, crime minister, it is your birth right (and you have the might)! After all, you do not even blink when your ex-lover got CLooks like this controversy is aim at the Christians in Sarawak and Sabah who worship Allah. To our friends in Sarawak and Sabah, please have a close look at this. Why are you all still voting for BN. STOP .

Vote for change. A new dawn filled with joy and peace, justice and equality, – A Clean and efficient government.

Cannot stop or support? Dear PM , we know your mind. So please stop lying to us – the Frees. You may be able to deceive some Malays but not all the Malays all the time. You have a fickle mind if you were to look back at all the statements about demos from UMNO government.

PLEASE STOP THE ROT. OR ARE YOU THE PM OF MALAYSIA?Spread the Good News now. Act now.When Pakatan Rakyat wants to protest, Najis you say that is not our culture, must apply permit ( Never given) and must be in confine area like stadium…..

Now you say can not stop people from protest "as long as it does not spill over into something more serious"…define what you mean by more serious? little bit serious can? On whose yardstick are you measuring serious?

".government cannot stop people from protesting over the Allah issue…." So protest other issues like ISA can not but over Allah issue can…. what a bloody pathetic you are

Ironically when the Acting OCPD of Penampang,ASP Wan Badrul did not allow the gathering of the group of Church Activist in Penampang,in Kuala Lumpur the Home Ministry will allow a public demonstration against the "Allah" ruling, planned by Muslim groups this Friday at the Kampung Baru mosque here, to proceed and will only take action if "things get out of hand."

By Ronnie Klassen

January 6th 2010 at 2pm will go down in history as the day,a group of brave concerned Sabahans shook Sabah with their stand on the Allah issue.I thank the reporters and editors who interviewed me.

about two years ago when I started attending a few candlelight vigils for Raja Petra Kamaruddin, Tan Hoon Cheng, Teresa Kok, A. Kugan, democracy in Perak, Wong Chin Huat, Teoh Beng Hock, and others, the home ministry gave us no such consideration for "balance".

Out in force, Sabah police on Wednesday foiled an attempt by a group of Church activists to hold a peaceful gathering in Penampang- the heartland of the Christian community in the state.

Worried by the angry outburst against non-Muslims using the word Allah, they had wanted to publicly urge Prime Minister Najib Razak to show that he is a leader for all Malaysians and not just the Malays and the Muslims.

"I got a call from ASP Wan Badrul to call off the gathering in view of the sensitivity of the matter.I told him that the gathering would go on and assured that it would be peaceful. No shouting, no loud haler and no unruly behavior. But he was uncompromising and we could see they were crawling all over Penampang. So we decided to call it off as there were a few elderly people involved and we did not want any untoward incident," Ronnie Klassen, the organizing activist and PKR leader said in an interview.

Ironically when the Acting OCPD of Penampang,ASP Wan Badrul did not allow the gathering of the group of Church Activist in Penampang,in Kuala Lumpur the Home Ministry will allow a public demonstration against the "Allah" ruling, planned by Muslim groups this Friday at the Kampung Baru mosque here, to proceed and will only take action if "things get out of hand."

Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein Onn told a press conference here at a post-Cabinet meeting that the developments will be monitored and that action will only be taken if the need arises.Why the double standards?

"If Prime Minister Najib is sincere in his 1Malaysia, then this would be the time for him to prove his intentions. Confusion only occurs if it is meant for political reasons as in the case in Malaysia today. We hope that he will continue to respect Sabahans and Sarawakians on their continued usage of the word Allah. There should not be any confusion by our Muslim Brothers and Sisters as there is only one Allah and we should be proud to acknowledge him together."
While not large, the core group of some 60 'old-faithfuls' have been very effective in their outreach programmes. In April 2009, Ronnie managed to gather 20,000 signatures on a petition to the federal government not to ban the Catholic Herald, from the word Allah in its Malay-language section.

Part of their heritage

According to Ronnie, Sabahans and Sarawakians have been using the word Allah in churches well before the formation of Malaysia in 1963. This was a historical fact and Christian leaders in the Umno-Barisan Nasional should do more to explain this to the federal government.Have they forgotten that the people put them there and can also remove them? Similarly, PM Najib should not pretend not to know history and bury his head in the sand about this issue.

"The history of Christianity in Sabah and Sarawak goes a long way back in time, approximately 4 centuries ago,1818 to be exact. The Seventh Day Adventist Church had pastors from Indonesia who would conduct sermons in Bahasa Indonesia, thus the word 'Allah' was frequently used," said Ronnie.

In anticipation of protests tomorrow after Friday prayers by Muslim groups over the "Allah" issue, this is what home minister Hishammuddin had to say today.

"There is a balance that needs to be addressed. We (the Home Ministry) have faced this situation before. Right now, if you do not allow the protest, it will cause a lot of emotional reaction. But if you also allow it, it might turn into a security threat."

"As long as it does not affect national security, we will not stop it yet. We plan to get closer to the would-be demonstrators and try to talk to them first."

You can read the rest of The Malaysian Insider's report here - Home Ministry to allow protests against "Allah" ruling.

(Image from blog.officialcenter.com)

I remember about two years ago when I started attending a few candlelight vigils for Raja Petra Kamaruddin, Tan Hoon Cheng, Teresa Kok, A. Kugan, democracy in Perak, Wong Chin Huat, Teoh Beng Hock, and others, the home ministry gave us no such consideration for "balance".

Instead we were threatened with police action for illegal assembly and in fact on many occasions we were unceremoniously dispersed (sometimes aggressively) when all we were doing were lighting candles, moaning the state-sponsored injustices mete out to ordinary Malaysians by powers-that-be, and the assaults on democracy and civil liberties. Some of us were even picked-up by the police on "suruhan dari atas"!

What threats were we to national security? There was nothing racial or religious that we were protesting peacefully against. We were merely exercising our love for the country by showing solidarity with fellow Malaysians who were victims of oppression. We were only doing our patriotic duty to prevent the nation from becoming a failed state because of politics and we were doing it so peacefully that you could even bring a three-month old baby there (not that I would recommend it)!

Why didn't the home ministry show such balance then and why only now?

The Minister in the Prime Minister's Department, Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz would have been arrested and charged for serious offences including contempt of court for saying what he said about the Kuala Lumpur High Court judgment on the Allah issue if he is in the Pakatan Rakyat.

By Lim Kit Siang

Is nazri right in what he is propagating?

nazri invective against Big M and OTHERS has taken an ugly turn. Barely had we finished watching in horror some self-styled defenders of NAJIB &ROSMAH pride in MONGOLIAN AFFAIR Anyone who says they hadn'

Every informed observer, whether Malaysian or foreigner, would be struck by the sharp contrast in such treatment with the swift police action to investigate the Penang Chief Minister and DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng for sedition over his expression of the national sentiment about the death of Teoh Beng Hock at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters in Shah Alam as being caused by murder as well as the unexceptional call by the DAP Selangor State Chairman and Selangor Executive Councillor Ean Yong Hian Wah on the police to stop its baseless investigation of Guan Eng.

I am not suggesting that Nazri should be arrested and charged in court for his statement about the judgment of High Court judge Datuk Lau Bee Lan but to question how Malaysia is to restore national and international confidence in institutional competence, independence, professionalism and integrity – which is a major cause of Malaysia's losing out in international competitiveness – if the key national institutions continue to behave in utter disregard of basic national standards and international benchmarks.

Nazri said High Court judge Lau was wrong in making the ruling that Catholics could use the word "Allah" in their weekly publication Herald, arguing that the judicial review was supposed to be on whether the Home Minister had the power to impose the ban, not on whether non-Muslims should be allowed to use the word "Allah".

He said: "The Home Minister was definitely acting within his powers in exercising the ban, in view of public interest and sensitivities in order to avoid public unrest over the matter."

Is it proper for Nazri, who is the de facto Minister for Law whose jurisdiction covers the judiciary, to so publicly venture his views on an ongoing legal case, as it could be construed as improper attempt to influence the appellate process against the High Court judgment by a Minister having oversight over the judiciary?

Read more at: Nazri would have been arrested and charged for serious offences including contempt of court for saying what he said about the KL High Court judgment on the Allah issue if he is in Pakatan Rakyat

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That was what Tan Sri Mohamed Rahmat said in his book that was launched on 12 October 2009. He admits he was not the Information Minister as much as he was Malaysia's Propaganda Chief. And he used the mainstream media to the hilt, which, by his own admission, succeeded in influencing public opinion.Yes, there is no denying that the mainstream media, including the electronic media, is nothing more than the government's propaganda arm. And they do not report the news. They 'spin' and decide what 'news' reaches the public and what does not. Basically, the so-called mainstream media is merely the propaganda machine of the government.Until 1998, that is. Then, when Reformasi exploded onto the Malaysian scene, the 'alternative media' gave the mainstream media a run for its money. Ten years on, by 2008, the alternative media had become the mainstream media while no one believed the government-owned media any longer.For example, did The Star report the details of the two Datuks who are being sued by lawyer Rosli Dahlan? Maybe I missed that one but I do not remember reading it in the mainstream media — or rather the government-owned media that is not quite mainstream any longer.Recently, just before Hari Raya, lawyer Rosli Dahlan sued Utusan Malaysia and several officers of the MACC for defamation and various other abuses. He is claiming RM50 million in damages.

Vox Pop: 'Allah' issue

Posted: 06 Jan 2010 11:11 PM PST

Malaysiakini interviews people on the street to get their views on a court decision which had allowed the Christian publication Herald to use to term "Allah". Camera: Azreen Madzlan Reporter: Lydia Azizan
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Kalau UMNO Benar2 Berjuang Islam, Perjuangkan Tuduhan Qazaf Ke Atas Saiful Bukhari Dijalankan Dengan Kadar Segera

Posted: 06 Jan 2010 11:54 PM PST

Wahai juak2 dan puak2 UMNO sakalian. Hari Jumaat ni korang nak berdemo sempena keputusan Mahkamah Tinggi (yang telah pun ditangguhkan) yang membenarkan penggunaan nama Allah oleh The Herald.

Mengapa tidak kamu berdemo juga meminta Mahkamah Syariah Kuala Lumpur supaya mempercepatkan pendakwaan ke atas Saiful Bukhari di atas tuduhan QAZAF yang telah dilaporkan oleh Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim beberapa bulan yang lepas?


Ataupun UMNO sendiri telah menghalalkan jenayah Qazaf bagi ahli-ahli UMNO sehingga UMNO tidak melihat keperluan untuk memperjuangkan hak seorang Islam bernama Anwar Ibrahim?

Apakah bezanya keputusan Mahkamah Tinggi dengan tindakan Mahkamah Syariah Kuala Lumpur melambat-lambatkan pendakwaan terhadap Saiful Bukhari? Kedua-dua nya "penghinaan" pada Islam bukan?

Yang saya tahu, "qazaf" ni halal dalam UMNO. Dosa besar Qazaf ni sudah jadi macam amalan biasa di kalangan ahli UMNO. Mereka membuat tuduhan Qazaf pada Anwar tanpa rasa dosa walau sedikit pun.

Padahal,"Qazaf" ini adalah tergolong dalam dosa-dosa besar yang dibenci oleh Allah SWT. Tak heranlah judi dan arak pun UMNO boleh sokong, Qazaf ni lagilah diorang boleh halalkan.

Berentilah nak buat demo hari Jumaat ni. Buat tekak saya loya je. Nak demo konon. Pada waktu yang sama kamu halalkan judi, halalkan arak, halalkan sekularisman, buang tulisan jawi, HALANG perlaksanaan hukum jenayah Syariah di Kelantan dan Terengganu dengan ancaman darurat dan MAGERAN dsbnya.

Nak demo konon nak pertahan nama Allah, tapi nama Allah kamu ludah kamu hinjak kamu maki bila kamu halalkan benda yang Allah SWT haramkan i.e. kes Saiful Bukhari.


Jenis manusia UMNO dalam Al Quran disebut sebagai:

‎وَمِنَ ٱلنَّاسِ مَن يَقُولُ ءَامَنَّا بِٱللَّهِ وَبِٱلْيَوْمِ ٱلْءَاخِرِ وَمَا هُم بِمُؤْمِنِينَ


8. Of the people there are some who say: "We believe in God and the Last Day;"
But they do not (really) believe.


‏يُخَدِعُونَ ٱللَّهَ وَٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوا۟ وَمَا يَخْدَعُونَ إِلَّآ أَنفُسَهُمْ وَمَا يَشْعُرُونَ

9. Fain would they deceive God and those who believe, But they only deceive themselves, And realise (it) not!

Mengikut ayat2 di atas, UMNO ni cuba untuk menipu Allah dan orang2 yang Beriman dengan demonstrasi mereka, namun sebenarnya mereka menipu diri mereka sendiri dan mereka tidak sedar mereka menipu diri mereka sendiri.
Jadi, orang-orang yang beriman sekelian, janganlah tertipu dengan aksi-aksi orang yang menipu diri mereka sendiri.

Tulang Besi


Anwar mohon tuntutan qazaf tidak dilengahkan lagi

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KUALA LUMPUR, 7 Jan: Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim memfailkan permohonan di Mahkamah Tinggi Syariah Wilayah Persekutuan, di sini pagi ini untuk mendapat perintah terhadap Ketua Pendakwa Syarie Wilayah Persekutuan (KPS) supaya menggunakan kuasanya bagi mendakwa Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan di atas kesalahan jenayah qazaf.
Selain Ketua Pendakwa Syarie Wilayah Persekutuan, Shamsudin Husin yang dinamakan sebagai responden pertama, Pengarah Jabatan Agama Islam Wilayah Persekutuan (Jawi), Che Mat Che Min dan Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri yang bertanggungjawab mengenai hal-ehwal Agama Islam, Mejar Jeneral (B) Datuk Jamil Khir Baharom dinamakan sebagai responden kedua dan ketiga.
"Permohonan saya adalah untuk mendapat suatu perintah daripada Mahkamah Tinggi Syariah terhadap KPS supaya menggunakan kuasanya bagi mendakwa Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan di atas kesalahan jenayah qazaf di bawah Seksyen 41 Akta Jenayah Syariah Wilayah Persekutuan 1997," ujarnya dalam kenyataan media selepas memfailkan permohonan itu dan berharap tuntutan qazaf itu tidak dilengahkan lagi.
Penasihat Parti Keadilan Rakyat itu juga memohon kepada Mahkamah Tinggi Syariah memerintahkan Pengarah Jawi dan menteri tersebut supaya tidak menghalang dan/atau mempengaruhi KPS daripada menjalankan tugas dan tanggungjawabnya dalam pendakwaan terhadap Mohd Saiful.
Menurutnya, permohonan itu adalah lanjutan daripada qazaf beliau bertarikh 9 Julai 2008 kepada Bahagian Penguatkuasa dan Pendakwaan Jawi terhadap Mohd Saiful yang telah membuat suatu pengataan palsu bahawasanya beliau telah melakukan perbuatan liwat ke atas Saiful pada 26 Jun 2008.
"Saya telah disiasat sebanyak dua kali dan saya telah menyerahkan kepada Jawi kesemua bukti-bukti, di antaranya laporan polis, Sumpah Laknat Saiful, laporan perubatan dan senarai saksi-saksi yang bersama saya pada waktu kejadian.
"Dalam bulan Ogos 2009, saya mendapat maklumat pihak Jawi telah selesai menjalankan siasatan mereka namun sehingga sekarang KPS masih belum mengambil apa-apa tindakan mahkamah terhadap Mohd Saiful," ujarnya.
Menurut Ahli Parlimen Permatang Pauh itu, kesemua surat-surat peguam syarienya yang bertanyakan mengenai status laporan qazaf beliau tidak dijawab KPS.
Oleh itu, beliau agak terkejut apabila menteri berkenaan telah memberitahu Parlimen pada 27 Oktober 2009 bahawa KPS memutuskan bahawa pendakwaan qazaf terhadap Mohd Saiful hendaklah menunggu perbicaraan liwat di Mahkamah Tinggi Sivil selesai terlebih dahulu.

"Saya ingin menegaskan bahawa kesalahan jenayah qazaf adalah berbeza dengan kesalahan jenayah liwat. Qazaf adalah kesalahan jenayah syarie yang tidak mempunyai persamaan dengan mana-mana kesalahan di bawah kanun jenayah yang digunakan di mahkamah sivil," ujarnya.

Justeru, beliau memohon kepada Mahkamah Tinggi Syariah kerana ia mempunyai bidang kuasa eksklusif untuk membicarakan kesalahan qazaf.
Tambahnya, mahkamah syariah juga mempunyai kuasa untuk memerintahkan responden-responden supaya menjalankan tugas dan tanggungjawab mereka ke atas kesemua pendakwaan dan pelaksanaan undang-undang jenayah syariah di Wilayah Persekutuan.
"Sebagai seorang Islam, saya berhak untuk mendapat perlindungan terhadap maruah dan nama baik saya daripada dicemari seperti yang dijamin oleh hukum syarak," tegasnya.

Prophet Adam Alaihis Salam ~ Video Lecture by Sheikh Shady Al Sulaiman

Posted: 07 Jan 2010 12:01 AM PST






























Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.

Dear Ikhwanul Muslimin na wal Muslimat.

Come and learn about the creation of our Father, the Prophet Adam Alaihis Salam as shared by As Sheikh Shady Al Sulaiman.

For those who have yet to learn about how Islam was revealed to our Father and taught to him by none other than Allah the Almighty Himself, this lecture will open up your eyes and minds to the firm knowledge that Islam started with the creation of Adam Alaihis Salam, way before any other mankind came into existence!

Before even Sayyidatina Hawwa Radhiallahu Anha, our Mother was created from one of his rib bones.

Verily, Islam is the first and only religion revealed by Allah to Mankind. The teachings of Islam continued from Adam Alaihis Salam until the very final and greatest of Allah's Messenger, Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam, Rahmatul Alamin came to receive the authority of being the Seal of the Prophets and complete the revelations from Allah Azza Wa Jalla, Rabbul Alamin.

O Muslims!

Remember that it is Al Islam that was revealed by Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala to our father Sayyidina Adam Alaihis Salam and none other!

Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam is the Final Messenger and he came to complete the teachings of Al Islam to us Mankind.

There is no other Rabb but Allah the Almighty and we as Muslims must concede nothing to others in the matter of worship to Him, Allahu Akbar, Dzul Jalalli Wal Ikram.

Not a jot!

Wallahi Wabillahi Wattallahi!

To do so amounts to become accomplices to the misguidance of the Kuffars and one will end up as among those who commit Shirk towards Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala!

Na'uzubillahiminzalik!

* The image above shows the footprint of our Father Sayyidina Adam Alaihis Salam, embedded in the mountain granite rock of Serendib, which is now called as Sri Lanka. The mountain is now called as Mount Kandy. Buddhists monks there have set up a temple atop the mountain and preserved the footprint of our Father, the Prophet Adam Alaihis Salam.

Source : http://wulfrunasufi.wordpress.com/sacred-mausoleums-of-prophets-and-saints/





How not to widen the 'Allah' dispute

Posted: 06 Jan 2010 07:40 PM PST

Editorial Desk
The Straits Times
Publication Date: 07-01-2010


The furore in Malaysia over the use of the word 'Allah' by non-Muslims should be kept within its judicial confines, if reason has sway. The government had, in an administrative act, proscribed its use in a newsletter of the Catholic Church. The Church brought a challenge before the High Court, which ruled the ban was illegal. The government has appealed. If the appeal is allowed, whether at Court of Appeal level or in the Federal Court, the final arbiter, Christians and other non-Muslims should acknowledge that the final bar to what they contend are historical antecedents in the use of the word, is immovable. They should concede graciously.
If the judgment stands, which Malaysian opinion thinks is not likely, it would be a reasonable supposition of non-Muslims that the bumiputera-Muslim majority should accept the verdict just as graciously. In either case, respect for the primacy of the law should override partisanship. Malaysia needs this understanding like little else. If the holding line is breached thoughtlessly, there will be a price to pay.
Prime Minister Najib Razak and his deputy Muhyiddin Yassin, and Pakatan Rakyat opposition figures as well, have acted to calm feelings and asked interested parties to await the outcome of the appeal. This is being rational, a well-timed caution. It takes little for a very public dispute of a visceral nature to take a nasty turn. Mosque elders should urge restraint in their Friday sermons, and Christian services need not dwell on the issue. Each side has a duty to keep the matter off the streets. All things considered, it is sensible to acknowledge that bumiputera Malaysians have never felt more exposed despite the considerable privileges they have enjoyed after 1970, when race-based allotments were formalised as a matter of policy.
Political control and the unchallenged position of Islam form a duality that defines, for good or ill, what it is to be bumiputera. The Malays felt their political mastery was dangerously eroded in the 2008 federal and state elections, in which the Barisan Nasional took a drubbing. Now, they see in the Allah challenge an assault on their faith, as it has been framed.
There are thankfully Muslim quarters which dispute the rendering as unprogressive and insular. But they remain a voice in the wilderness. A case can be made too that Malaysia would progress even faster if the bumiputeras would let the politics-religion duality be gradually worked out of their psyche. But the Allah controversy shows the day is some way off. However, the squabbling, though heated at times, has in the main been conducted in a civilised tone. This is one hopeful sign.

Mupok Aku

Agi Idup Agi Ngelaban

Something that you don’t see everyday

Posted: 06 Jan 2010 11:55 PM PST


I seldom post hilarious photos, but I can't help but to share this one (received via email) with you all out there.

Talking about innovation, what about this:

Really functional. Can seat, can store documents, can travel.

Can even answer nature's call when there is the urge.

Patent pending!

The dilemma of overseas Malaysian students

Posted: 06 Jan 2010 11:04 PM PST


Many Malaysians are studying overseas. Many have graduated. Some have come back, but many have stayed back overseas.

The million dollar question many of these overseas Malaysians, whether they are already working or still studying but would be in the job markets soon, ask is whether they should stay put or return to their homeland.

I have been asked many times by overseas students whom I have met. Take the case of my 2 eldest children who are now working overseas. All, I repeat, ALL their Malaysian classmates chose to stay back overseas. I have not known any of their classmates coming back to work in Malaysia. That maybe peculiar to those studying medicine, since the working conditions and remunerations, and the opportunities to specialise is so much greater and brighter.

As a parent, I long for them to return, but I have left the decision to them, and anyway I have told them to at least specialise first before coming home, as in Malaysia, the chances of being selected to do specialisation depends not so  much of your work or attitude, but more on who you know. SO we have a dilemma here. We would like them to be home but we would also like to see them success and living a easier and less hectic lives than us.

To those studying overseas, they have a dilemma too. Whether to be home to be with their dear ones and perhaps suffer from less material comfort  and lower degree of upward mobility , or to remain overseas and have better chance to realise their full potentials. Life overseas is not a bed of roses. Many would have to face loneliness, a change of living and eating habits, forgoing the warm and love that only family support can provide.

Time and again, I have been asked for my views, in person as well as in blog comments.

It is difficult to generalise since everyone's situation is different and since circumstances are different for different persons.

First thing to consider is their own family. DO they want to come home and be with their parents, especially those parents who would not be well adapted to western living and who may find it a hassle to travel overseas to visit their children? To be home would be great, what with all the family support , care and love that you do not get staying alone overseas. For me, it would be Ok for my children to be overseas, since internet and technology have make the world smaller, and even though they cannot be physically with me, I can always see their face and surroundings through such marvels like skype and msn messengers. But not all parents are tech savvy.

Another prime consideration for most people would be their line of work, the fields in which they major in. If you are an aeronautical engineer , it would make sense to work for Boeings or Nasa than to come home and work for some VIPs to care for their private jets.

Then  of course you have to consider the upward mobility and job satisfaction. JOb satisfaction means that you work and your efforts get recognised and appreciated, and in the process, you get promoted and maybe someday head a unit . Where do you think you can have better job satisfaction? In Malaysia, often it is who you know, and not what you know, or what you achieve that is important..In Malaysia, there is an unwritten rule that promotion in certain sectors depends more on which group you belong to , rather than excellence of work.

There are discriminations everywhere, even in US , Australia , Canada. It is human nature for a flock to stay together, like the birds..Birds of a feather like to be with the same, and so are human beings. SO you cannot escape discrimination anywhere.

One big difference is that in most developed countries, discrimination is an individual reponse and is not institutionalised.  The same cannot be said for Malaysia, where the perception is there is institutionalised discrimination. Because of this perception, many overseas graduates prefer to stay there.

So for those who long for better prospect of upward mobility and job satisfaction and promotion, the choice is clear and many did not come back because of this reason winning over the urge to be with their own families.

One more point to consider is of course your own loyalty to your country. This is your own home , your mother land. You grew up here, and as the saying goes, who do not wish to be like the leaves that drop down to be with its roots? If you are this group, then come back and join the rank of  those  fighting asking  for a better Malaysia. ('fighting' smacks of politics; this post is purely on merits and demerits of coming home, and not on politics).

As I said before, each must take into their own unique circumstances into consideration, and each must make their own decision on whether they wish to return or remain overseas.

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