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There is no credibility to the home ministry based on the facts and the records speaks for itself. The Home Minister Hisshammuddin Hussein who is the son of the third Prime Minister of Malaysia Tun Hussein Onn who eventually stayed out of the fake UMNO and had refused to joined this new "celup" UMNO party which is totally not the real UMNO but a fake masquerading as the original.
This son of Tun Hussein Onn is a far cry from his father and his grandfather Sir Onn Jaafar the founder of the real UMNO, Sir Onn Jaafar was a man of high integrity and strong principles who left UMNO because he was disgusted with the communal and racist approach of the party and he will soon be proven to be right and shows that there should be unity and unison in the approach towards governance and that politics should be based on the truth and all people of the land should be together as one and not to be segregated and divided into different groupings. This approach of segregation was manipulated by later greedy and corrupted leaders who wanted to obtain absolute powers of a dictator. Like his father Tun Hussein had high standard and of strong principles and had refused to join the fake UMNO but sad to say that such glorious line of ancestry is all being tarnish and soon ruined.
Lets get back to the present His-sham-mud-din who today states that his Ministry has claimed that there were no signs of torture, abuse, pressure or force being inflicted on the son of Raja Petra. It is difficult to agree with the Minister based on historical facts and the government's gross infringement of basic Human Rights records that was repeatedly highlighted by the international Human Rights Institutions and witnessed by the millions of Malaysians. Malaysians are fully aware that there are long list of unresolved human rights infringement by the institutions and departments of the Home Ministries such as the thousands of deaths in custody and not even a minute 1% of the recorded cases had been properly addressed and a accounted for.
It is common knowledge and if you were to conduct a poll or survey i am very sure that you will find at least 90% of Malaysians will tell you that the local Institutions are all controlled by this fake UMNO government and that there are no independence and separation of powers. You can conduct your investigations towards the torture of the son of Raja Petra and as you have already implied as from the Press reports that there were no human rights infringements and whatsoever you announced will always be translated to be so otherwise.Conduct an independent inquiry and investigation and we mean independent that is to say that the parties being appointed are not appointed by you or your kind, the appointment itself has to be independent as in the past all you guys do is to appoint your cronies and than say that it is independent committee or commission or what so ever you call or titled, it is all the same.
The majority of Malaysians will not trust you as you had repeatedly harass and threaten them with impunity actions, your harsh bullying and gangsterism towards the people will not be forgotten and forgiven and will go down in to history as the dark ages of Malaysia, how can Malaysians forget the attack on the elderly and young children who participated in the various demonstration and protests. The right to express and the basic freedom to peaceful expressions of protest and demonstration was brutally handled. The Internal Security Act has even up to now while it is being reviewed used to scare and threaten the common people and shows your evil intentions to keep this wanton act in order to contain and intimidate in your quest for the greed of tyranny power.
And i can't believe that the local Human Rights Commission of "Suhakam" had manage to retain the "A" status accorded by the International Human Rights Committee, Suhakam had many a time shown their reluctance to stand up to the government and had sometimes look the other way when an infringement has been reported. Suhakam had much earlier state that they will investigate the allege torture of Raja Azman under detention and had up till today not heard a peep. Suhakam had at most just made press releases to the many issues and knowingly that the controlled main stream media will at most just print a small tiny column and most of time not even carried in the main stream news. Suhakam had not stood up against this government and demand for clear and transparent accountability and for their statement to be printed and reported with adequate coverage. Suhakam are you yet another fake? another pretense of contributions as a watchdog on the basic rights of Malaysians? What have been your achievements so far and what changes or improvements have you brought about? The truth is that other than just making unheard noises you had in my observation done naught and just another "wayang kulit".
Read the Home Minister HERE
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Posted: 12 Feb 2010 11:07 AM PST
Salam pembaca2 Malaysiawaves sekelian. Alhamdulillah, hari ini hari yang amat bersejarah bagi saya. Saya bersyukur kerana penghantaran aduan saya berjalan lancar. Saya juga bersyukur dapat bertemu kembali dengan Ustaz Rahim setelah sekian lama tidak berjumpa beliau. Saya terharu sebab dia masih ingat pada saya walaupun telah hampir 4-5 tahun tidak berjumpa. Beliau ni adalah antara pekerja PAS yang paling komited yang saya pernah jumpa. Dan, urusan saya dengan beliau berjalan amat lancar.
Saya kemukan tiga salinan dokumen dan kesemua dokumen serta salinan telah dicop oleh Pejabat Agung sebagai tanda terima. Bersama aduan bertulis itu, saya juga telah lampirkan rakaman audio sebagai BAHAN BUKTI terhadap aduan saya tersebut. Dan saya nampak sendiri Ustaz Rahim meletakkan aduan2 saya serta CD rakaman audio ke dalam satu 'envelope' dan beliau kata dokumen saya itu akan dihantar terus ke SU Agung.
Syukur alhamdulillah segala berjalan lancar dan syukur saya dapat berjumpa Ustaz Rahim setelah lama tidak bertemu. Semoga usaha saya ini diberkati serta dirahmati Allah SWT hendaknya. Saya minta kesemua pembaca Malaysiawaves mendoakan kejayaan usaha saya ini, inshaalah.
'Tulang besi' adu salahlaku pemimpin PAS.
Abdul Rahim Sabri
Feb 12, 10
Seorang penulis blog yang juga ahli PAS mengemukakan aduan kepada ibupejabat PAS hari ini terhadap tiga pemimpin kanan parti itu berhubung isu 'bai'ah ta'lik', isu kalimah Allah, kerajaan perpaduan dan pelanggaran usul muktamar PAS.
Tiga pemimpin PAS yang dinamakan dalam aduan tersebut ialah timbalan presiden, Nasaruddin Mat Isa; timbalan mursyidul am, Datuk Dr Haron Din dan pesuruhjaya PAS Selangor, Datuk Dr Hasan Ali.
Penulis blog tersebut, Abdul Rahman Abdul Talib yang lebih dikenali sebagai 'Tulang Besi' mengemukakan empat aduan terhadap mereka, dengan mendakwa:
1. Dr Hasan dan Nasaruddin telah mendedahkan rahsia parti berkaitan 'bai'ah ta'lik' kepada penulis blog di kediaman pesuruhjaya PAS Selangor itu.
2. Ahli majlis syura ulama PAS telah meluluskan kertas kerja tulisan Dr Haron bertajuk 'Tahaluf Siyasi: Pasca 2008" yang telah membawa kepada perjumpaan-perjumpaan gelap dengan Umno yang juga telah menyebabkan perpecahan dalam PAS.
3. Dr Haron melanggar keputusan serta pendirian rasmi PAS dalam isu 'kalimah Allah' dengan menghadiri sebuah forum yang dirasmikan oleh ketua pengarah Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia (Jakim).
4. Dr Hasan telah menyebarkan fitnah dan penipuan terhadap kerajaan Pakatan Rakyat Selangor, justeru melanggar usul muktamar PAS di Shah Alam dan Ipoh.
Tulang Besi yang baru tiba dari Indonesia berkata, beliau menyerahkan empat aduan tersebut bersama-sama sekeping cakera padat yang mengandungi bukti berbentuk audio berhubung salahlaku pemimpin kanan PAS tersebut.
Aduan tersebut diserahkan kepada Setiausaha Kerja PAS Pusat, Abdul Rahim Saidin di pejabat parti itu kira-kira jam 10.45 pagi ini.
Dalam sidang media selepas menyerahkan aduan tersebut, beliau berharap dengan aduan tersebut, pihak PAS membuat siasatan dan mengambil tindakan yang tegas.
"Tanggungjawab untuk menjaga parti daripada dilanda masalah displin terletak kepada semua orang, tidak hanya terletak kepada orang bawah sahaja. Kalau orang bawah boleh displin, orang atas kena lebih displin," katanya.
Abdul Rahman berkata perjumpaan Dr Hasan dan Nasaruddin dengan penulis blog dari Umno dan PAS di kediaman pesuruhjaya PAS Selangor itu, berlangsung pada 25 Oktober tahun lalu.
Dalam pertemuan tersebut, mereka didakwa mendedahkan rahsia parti berhubung bai'ah ta'lik kepada penulis blog tersebut.
Bai'ah adalah sumpah taat setia bahawa akan jatuh talak tiga terhadap isteri masing-masing jika calon-calon PAS yang menang mengkhianati parti - bagi mengelakkan risiko mereka lompat parti.
Tulang Besi juga dilaporkan sebelum ini menyiarkan rakaman audio tersebut di dalam blognya, November tahun lalu.
Mengulas mengenai aduan kedua, Abdul Rahman mendakwa keputusan Majlis Syura Ulama pada 24 April 2008 yang meluluskan kertas kerja yang ditulis Dr Haron Din itu.
Katanya kertas kerja tersebut adalah "satu titik tolak pepecahan dalam PAS" yang mencadangkan supaya "mengadakan perbincangan dengan Umno".
Bagaimanapun, kata Abdul Rahman, keputusan tersebut melanggar perlembagaan parti kerana "Majlis Syura Ulama tidak mempunyai kuasa untuk membuat keputusan seperti itu" dan " tidak pernah dirujuk kepada jawatankuasa kerja PAS Pusat".
"Keputusan itu tidak mewakili Majlis Syura Ulama. Setakat yang dimaklumkan kepada saya, tidak ada minit mesyuarat. Mungkin ia hanya perbincangan biasa... Ia tidak dibincang dalam mesyuarat ahli jawatankuasa PAS Pusat," katanya.
Mengulas mengenai tindakan Dr Haron yang menyertai sebuah forum yang dianjurkan oleh 30 NGO berhubung isu 'Kalimah Allah', Abdul Rahman berkata tindakan tokoh agama itu telah "melanggar pendirian rasmi PAS tentang isu kalimah Allah yang diputuskan pada 5 Januari lalu".
Dalam aduannya, Abdul Rahman menyifatkan kehadiran bekas ahli panel Forum Perdana Islam itu dalam forum tertutup yang diadakan di Masjid Wilayah Persekutuan pada 13 Januari lalu adalah "satu bentuk sokongan yang jelas kepada keputusan NGO" yang menyatakan penggunaan kalimah itu adalah hak eksklusif orang Islam sahaja.
Berhubung aduan keempat, Dr Hasan didakwa menyebarkan fitnah tentang Pakatan Rakyat di Selangor, dalam pertemuannya dengan penulis blog Umno dan PAS pada 25 Oktober itu.
Dalam aduannya, Abdul Rahman memberi contoh fitnah yang disebarkan adalah berhubung isu projek "Plug And Play" di Selangor.
Berdasarkan rakaman audio itu, Abdul Rahman mendakwa Hasan Ali menyatakan tiada elemen dan kepentingan bumiputera dan Melayu sewaktu kerajaan Pakatan Rakyat Selangor melaksanakan projek ini.
"Tindakan Dr Hasan jika tidak dibendung, akan berlaku pepecahan (dalam Pakatan Rakyat)," katanya.
Ditanya sama ada beliau bersedia untuk menerima sebarang tindakan displin berhubung pendedahan berani ini, Abdul Rahman berkata:
"Saya sanggup menerima apa-apa risiko. Saya berpihak kepada kebenaran dan saya ada bukti. Parti harus dijaga. Saya tidak takut".
Abdul Rahman berkata beberapa aduan berhubung perkara tersebut sebelum ini pernah dikemukakan kepada pejabat agung PAS dan jawatankuasa displin parti melalui emel sejak November lalu.
Bagaimanapun tidak ada maklum balas berhubung aduan beliau itu, tambahnya.
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I am calling on all pro-government MPs, NGOs, youth organisations and bloggers to joint hands in a peaceful protest next Wednesday, February 17 at 3pm, to convey our note of protest to the Australian High Commissioner to Malaysia.
We need to express our concern over similar note of protest presented by about 50 Australian lawmakers to our High Commissioner Salman Ahmad, in Canberra on Thursday, demanding our government to drop all charges against Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, and call off his trial (read h e r e).
We always consider Australia as a good partner. So much efforts have and are being carried out to foster more understanding between our two countries. However, when their Parliament decided to do so, we take it as a betrayal of relations.
We had never interfered in their domestic affairs but we would like to tell them to pay more attention towards their oppressed aborigines, their growing anti-Asian sentiment and their askance on non-whites. As much as we try not to meddle in other country's business, we expect them to reciprocate well enough.
Posted: 12 Feb 2010 08:36 AM PST
The Malaysian Insider today reported ......
A technical fault in the nation's first submarine, the KD Tunku Abdul Rahman, that prevents it from diving is a minor hitch that will not interfere with its operations and can be rectified by its builders.
Are you laughing already? No? Read it again. A submarine that cannot dive. But it will not interfere with its operations.
HUH???!!! So what is its operations? As a sailboat ferrying tourists to watch fireflies?
But then this is Malaysia ma. So don't worry because............
Defence Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said: "We have a warranty on the sub and we are confident the builders can fix it."
We are confident that the builders can fix it!!!
Well, all I can say after reading that is ...........
WHAT THE FUCK???!!!
Come on! Everybody join in. Say it out loud...........
Posted: 12 Feb 2010 07:12 AM PST
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Conflicting reports, statements and counter-statements have blurred the security picture in Sabah in the wake of a kidnapping incident in Semporna waters on last Monday.
Earlier, the US Embassy in Kuala Lumpur issued a travel alert warning valid until mid-April for the Sabah east coast.
Police describe the incident on Pulau Sebangkat as an "isolated" one involving a botched robbery attempt at a seaweed farm on payday for the 34 workers.
No other details are being released on the incident. However initial theories included a pay dispute and an act of revenge by former staff.
He believes the incident is more likely due to 'internal problems' within the seaweed firm.
This is at odds with the pay dispute theory bandied about by the authorities. It is not known if any ransom demands have been made since the incident.
news courtesy of Malaysiakini
Posted: 12 Feb 2010 03:23 AM PST
Malaysiakini in its news article MACC drops graft case against S'gor MB, 7 others reported that: "…no further prosecution would be taken in eight high-profile cases involving both Pakatan Rakyat and BN politicians."
The one I'm interested in is of course Ali Rustam. The Malacca CM had been under a cloud "…for allegedly throwing pre-party election dinners for Umno delegates last year."
If we all recall, because of that Ali Rustam was barred from the UMNO election for the party's deputy presidential post. There was a very high probability of him winning that post if he wasn't disqualified. He would have been the DPM today.
Then Najib had favoured Muhyiddin. But now?
There have been rumours that all is not well between Najib and Muhyiddin.
I wonder whether the MACC clearing Ali Rustam, thus indirectly re-qualifying him as a potential candidate for UMNO's No 2 spot, is a warning shot across the bow for Muhyiddin.
Oh, by the way, just consider those Pakatan people being cleared as 'collateral beneficiaries'.
Mind you, Najib may face a far more dangerous 'deputy' in Ali, and is thus unlikely to completely endorse him over Muhyiddin; but Ali's clearance from corrupt charges makes him a threat to the DPM.
Muhyiddin now needs Najib more than Najib needing him.
Is someone undermining Najib Razak?
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It was a very hot and sunny afternoon. A fox, which had been hunting the whole day, was very thirsty.
"How I wish there was some water," the fox thought to himself, "It's been pretty dry since I left the place with the
Just then, he saw bunches of fat and juicy grapes hanging from a vine at a golf course. The grapes looked ripe and ready to burst with juice.
"Oh, my! Oh, my!" the fox said as his mouth began to water. "Sweet grape juice, quench my thirst! And I only need a RM2
The fox stood on tiptoe on his RM2 crate and stretched as high as he could, but the grapes were out of his reach because the communist had set the trellis too high.
Not about to give up, the fox walked back a short distance and took a running leap onto the RM2 crate to reach the grapes. Again, he could not reach the grapes. "That damn chauvinist."
Still not ready to give up, the fox walked back further and took another running leap at the grapes. Again, he could not reach the grapes. He cursed the man who set the
The fox jumped and leapt, again and again, but each time he could not reach the grapes. Until, at last, the fox was tired and thirstier than ever.
"What a fool I am!" said the fox furiously. "These grapes are sour and not fit for eating. Why would I want to stay around here anyway?"
With that, the fox walked away.
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This newly released aerial photo by New York City Police Department and provided on Feb 10, 2010 by ABC News shows the collapsing World Trade Center in New York following attacks by terrorists who flew two airliners into the towers. (Courtesy of ABC News / NYPD / Detective Greg Semendinger via AFP)
WASHINGTON: Some Muslim-American groups are supporting a fatwa issued by a body of Islamic scholars forbidding Muslims from going through full
body scanners at airports, a media report said.
The Fiqh Council of North America issued the religious ruling this week that says going through the airport scanners would violate Islamic rules on modesty, Free Press reported.
"It is a violation of clear Islamic teachings that men or women be seen naked by other men and women," reads the fatwa issued Tuesday. "Islam highly emphasises haya (modesty) and considers it part of faith. The Quran has commanded the believers, both men and women, to cover their private parts."
After the Christmas Day bombing attempt in Detroit by a Muslim suspect from Nigeria, some US airports are now in the process of buying and using the body scanners to find explosives and other dangerous materials carried by terrorists.
the 9/11 conjob
But Muslim groups say the scanners, which show in graphic detail the outlines of a person's body, go against their religion. One option offered to passengers who don't want to use the scanners would be a pat down by a security guard. The Muslim groups are urging members to undergo those instead.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) says it endorses the fatwa. "We support the Fiqh Council's statement on full-body scanners and believe that the religious and privacy rights of passengers can be respected while maintaining safety and security," Nihad Awad, national executive director of CAIR was quoted as saying.
Currently, there are 40 full-body scanners at 19 airports in the US, including two in Detroit, said spokesman Jim Fotenos of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). There are plans for 450 more body scanners in US airports, he said.
In a statement, the TSA said it is committed to keeping passengers safe and also protecting their privacy.
"TSA's mission is to keep the travelling public safe. Advanced imaging technologies are an important tool in a multi-layered security system to detect evolving threats such as improvised explosive devices.
"TSA's use of these technologies includes strong protections in place to safeguard passenger privacy. Screening images are automatically deleted, and the officer viewing the image will never see the passenger."
The TSA stressed that the body scanners are "optional to all passengers". Those who turn them down, "will receive equivalent screening that may include a physical pat-down, hand-wanding, and other technologies".
"Physical pat-downs are performed by transportation security Officers of the same sex as the passenger in a private screening area, if the passenger requests."
Body scanners "do not produce photos", the agency said. Rather, the images "look like chalk outlines
Had Alfred Nobel's will left that much room, he should have been the recipient of the first Nobel Peace Prize, which then went to Henry Dunant, the founder of the Red Cross. Alfred Nobel, businessman, arms manufacturer, and inventor of the dynamite, must have hailed and lamented, his invention. A rare ability to predict the downsides of humanity, partly from his personal tragedy of losing his brother after a blast in his nitroglycerine factory, must have compelled him to institute a 'Peace Prize' from his foundation, in a desperate attempt to curb the catastrophe he could now see, having discovered the first weapon of mass destruction.
President Obama's recent Nobel Prize ceremony was perhaps watched by more people world over than it must have been for any prize winner in recent times. This was the first time a serving American president was being awarded. The real reason, however, was that from his inauguration onwards, President Obama has not concealed the fact that in many ways he wanted to be a much different president. The Lincoln Bible, the train journey, the Lincoln lunch, the frequent references to Martin Luther King, Mandela and Mahatma, along with his habitual tweets, are some of his 'different' image attributes.
The protocol mention of the reasons why he was chosen, in a packed and attentive hall, to quite an extent overlapped with Obama's personal, but modestly put attributes. His order to release the inmates of the Guantanamo Bay, and his proclamation to strive for a nuclear-free world. The last day for putting applications for the year's Noble Peace Prize being Feb 1, and having taken office on Jan 21, it was great timing indeed. Had Bush said the same, the prize could well have been his.
Suave, emphatic and fluent as he always is, Obama kept the momentum of his speech with his trademark rhetoric. Attempting the arduous task of defending an embattled situation which was not of his making, he retained the continuity and grace of the presidential office by taking the responsibility head on, by addressing himself also as the 'Supreme Commander of the US army'. His assertion that as a Head of State, he reserved the right to unilaterally defend his nation was clear and categorical. There came the concept of a 'just' war. The rest of the speech was mostly acknowledging in various phrases, the paradox, and duality, of war as a necessity to peace. Most of the speech, we are told, was written by him.
Obama took up the argument of vociferously defending America's war stance, which may not have been his doing, but which he was now forced to pursue. He need not have overstated it. Having taken this line of argument, he lost the opportunity to highlight just the right distancing he could have shown from his predecessor, entirely for diplomatic reasons. That would have swung some civilian instincts in his favor. On a diplomatic world platform, he need not have defended or opened up to the extent he did. With his armies well entrenched, he could have gone for a different vocabulary and paradigm, because his real audience was not the one in the hall. It was the very outfits his men were confronting on the battlefield. He could have used softer dialects, to influence a section of his opponents towards moderation, even binding negotiations. There should have been something of a political usage for the Heads of States whose cooperation he is seeking. Part of a war is also won by changing opposing mindsets. Perhaps he was carrying a hangover of his previous speech at Westpoint.
Even more obvious than his discovery that one can be striving for peace while engaging in war, is the age-old corollary, that all wars, including 'just' wars keep a channel for dialogue open. The definition of a 'just' war, also includes the circumstance of a 'just' war turning 'unjust' (jus ad bellum to jus in bello). The prolonged enumeration of all the regulations of the Geneva and such Conventions being followed, may help his second campaign, but do not fetch much water to quell the fires in the enemy camps. The meaning of a Superpower is well understood by the world. It loses nothing in using negotiable language, and partly settling the heat in such a manner. The much quoted Martin Luther King actually used the same occasion to deftly reduce the threat of violence (that did not mean he ruled it out), that gave just the sort of acceptability and momentum to his campaign.
A 'just' war, primarily a Catholic definition (St Augustine, 400 AD, or Cicero much earlier), was just the term to be avoided in an engagement that is now taking religious overtones. Citing the Crusades does not take away the heat. The gates are open for the embattled adversaries to justify war based on the interpretation of another religion. Let me not mention the word. An oblique reference made to Hitler was an abysmal lack of political orientation. It can infuriate some to start acting in the same manner, and embolden others to go ahead in all fury, now that the comparison is drawn. Giving examples that have inhuman attributes neither help the war, or the peace being sought. Election campaign oratory, and statements on global platforms are two different languages. I repeat, such a rare talent in oratory could have embedded ingredients that had use in the war, if it was only known, which audience really mattered.
The circumstances and timing of this Nobel Peace Prize, no matter how well deserved and well intended, have no precedence. This could have been the reason why a brilliant president slipped on the turf of his oratory. He had taken up the challenge (which tactically he should), to neatly answer acts of his nation, though never involved in. There was no need to indulge in a prolonged and reasoned defense of war, and then to go at great lengths in justifying more combat, including a rather unusual statement regarding his soldiers, '….that some may kill, others may get killed…'. This was heartless. No soldier is ever told by his commander that 'he may get killed' (if you may recall the famous dialogue of Gen. Patten). A soldier fights for victory, or achieves martyrdom. No other state of being is acceptable.
Whereas the rest of the world may have appreciation, this was not an election campaign debate. This was an announcement during an ongoing war. Diplomatic and political overtones were lacking, as the real audience were the adversaries. To that end, there was no need for a reasoned defence, and display of intent of further damage. A statement that he would want to end the war soon, even if that meant a surge for the time being, would have gone well with the award. Military strategies aside, at the ground level, statements should be tempered. Once again, considering the real audience that certainly had every reason to feel it was being addressed, the word 'Holy War' or naming any religion could have been avoided. No one reads the context in such situations. Words are all that the opponent needs to widen his base.
Finally, wars are said to be won, when the armies return, no matter how tired, wounded, or decimated. It is this that brings the tears and smiles together. Hope that is soon, because it is human blood, and human carbon.
Coming back to a 'just' war, the 'wise one' of TOI once gave me an enlightening discourse on, the Bhagvat Gita: 'Dharma Kshetre, Kurukshetre…' , where Arjuna the greatest warrior of his time thought the war to be 'unjust', but Krishna during the rest of the Gita defines 'just' for him. That definition also became Arjuna's motivation to fight and fight for victory.
This and other aerial photos from the 9/11 attacks were obtained by ABC News, who in 2009 filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the National Institute of Standards and Technology. (Courtesy of ABC News / NYPD / Detective Greg Semendinger via AFP)
The World Trade Center on fire after two airliners controlled by terrorists crash into the towers. (Courtesy of ABC News / NYPD / Detective Greg Semendinger via AFP)
The sky turns smoky as the World Trade Center in New York collapses following attacks by terrorists who flew two airliners into the towers. (Courtesy of ABC News / NYPD / Detective Greg Semendinger via AFP
The New York skyline changed following the terrorist attack. (Courtesy of ABC News / NYPD / Detective Greg Semendinger via AFP)
This newly released aerial photograph was captured on September 11, 2001 by the New York City Police Department and provided on February 10, 2010 by ABC News. (Courtesy of ABC News / NYPD / Detective Greg Semendinger via AFP)
The USA launched its 'War on Terror' soon after the terrorist attacks sending thousands of troops to Afghanistan. (Courtesy of ABC News / NYPD / Detective Greg Semendinger via AFP)
An aerial photo of the New York skyline after the terrorist attacks by the al-Qaida. Qaida chief Osama bin Laden is still being hunted. (Courtesy of ABC News / NYPD / Detective Greg Semendinger via AFP)
Posted: 12 Feb 2010 02:04 AM PST
MP BAYAN BARU, Datuk Seri Zahrain Hashim, hari ini mengumumkan kepada media bahawa beliau keluar dari Pakatan Rakyat kerana tidak sehaluan dengan pimpinan Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang, Lim Guan Eng. Keputusan ini sudah di duga. Malah, sejak beberapa hari lepas khabar angin bahawa MP ini akan berubah angin sudah pun kedengaran. Perbalahan antara Zahrain dan Guan Eng sudah menjadi buah mulut di kalangan rakyat Pulau Pinang, pemerhati politik dan ahli parti. Bebarapa yang lepas, MP Kulim Bandar Baru, Zulkifli Noordin, membayangkan bahawa keadaan dalam PKR semakin kecoh. Apakah ada lagi MP atau ADUN PKR yang akan keluar meninggalkan parti yang membawa mereka ke Dewan Rakyat atau Dewan Undangan Negeri pada tahun 2008? Sama-sama kita tunggu...
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