- Sex, politics and football
- Special education: Changing our attitudes
- Islamophobia raging uncontrolled over there in England
- Divinely Speaking: Najib Razak
- Indonesian Fashion Show ... Wow
- You and UMNO!
- Don’t bring the notions of accountability and transparency into this one-of-a-kind relationship.
- Nizar or Zambry?
- Q&A With Azmi Sharom
- Azmi Sharom At The Ipoh Roadshow
- IS DEVIANCE THE FINAL CURTAIN OF UMNO
- "Boom and Bust" - Economics 101 in hip hop must watch
- Why do Sarawak’s Indigenous People Vote BN?
- The National Policy on Indigenous Peoples Rights (Dasar Kebangsaan Tentang Hak Hak Orang Asal Malaysia)
- Pakatan Rakyat Common Policy Framework
- Defend the Rights of Our Indigenous People
- “Rights Delayed are Rights Denied” A Workshop on Native Aboriginal Customary Land Rights Feb 5-6 2010 Kuala Lumpur Organized by Sahabat Alam Malaysia
- Tidak teringatkah akan “Allah” anda ketika menyerang Gereja
Posted: 05 Feb 2010 11:15 PM PST
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Posted: 07 Feb 2010 01:51 PM PST
It's what you don't see being highlighted in our mainstream media. The image of terror and violence that is perpetrated at an almost daily basis over there in the UK.
The United Kingdom.
The photo here shows the burnt out remains of what was once the Cradley Heath Mosque. Arsonists torched the masjid which was serving 400 over Muslims in the West Midlands, England.
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We often hear of some of our friends or families make a beeline to the West in search of a better more affluent life for themselves or their families. Some of them manage to secure better positions over there depending on their professional qualifications and proven work capabilities. Their families might get better housing, perks and benefits by living a lifestyle that is far much more better materialistically compared to what they found themselves living in here.
Yet there are the hidden threats from the rising scourge of Islamophobia that is raging uncontrollably over there in the UK. Fed by negative media portrayal of Muslims and Islam through the various forms of broadcasting and publishing of biased articles, news reports, videos, movies and all other channels of communication, those who are ignorant and academically challenged in Middle England swallow hook, line and sinker all those nasty media propaganda and in turn react destructively against their fellow citizens and the immigrant population just because they are Muslims.
Brother Sharjeel Karim exposes all these crimes against the Muslims of the West here in his site. The West Muslim Chronicle.
I pity the Muslim lady shown here cowering in fear against the intimidating stance of the growing number of the 'English Defence League' hoodlums terrorizing the Muslims living in the UK.
You don't see us giving hell to the Westerners living in our midst here in Malaysia. Maybe Malaysians are more tolerant and accommodating compared to these masked hoodlums and hooligans. Most of them probably might not have completed their secondary education thus resort to violence as a way of life.
We just had a spate of arson take place here in Malaysia as well as a backlash of the usage of the sacred and holy blessed name of 'Allah' by the non believing Catholic Church of Malaysia. Wild boar heads were thrown into the compound of two mosques in Selangor and a couple of surau's were firebombed by culprits still at large.
When will all these end?
Posted: 07 Feb 2010 01:39 PM PST
Yesterday, we talked about Anwar The Glamorous Hog (I'd tell why later I call him "The Glamorous Hog"). While I shall explore Anwar's divine element in greater details, let's turn our attention to his supposedly nemesis: Najib The Venomous Viper!
Here is some astrological analysis on Najib Razak: -
Public Domain data of the Prime MinisterEarlier births, especially pre-Independence, were typically not furnished with birth times. So I'm left with public domain data to work with. This of course, is not verifiable, and I will have to say what I always say to all those who are interested in divination: the reliability and accuracy of your work is only as reliable and accurate as the data you work with.
From the various sources available, I got the data of the Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, it was July 23, 1953 at Kuala Lipis, Pahang., with 7.30 hours MST and his saturnines calculated to UR26gm, NP28vg, PL29cn, his M/C to 26gm.
Below is his chart, with the same considerations as above. His aspects are as follows:
snmc.cnj snms.cnj snrh.opp, mnvn.opp mnjp.opp mnst.sxt mnnp.sxt mnpl.trn, mcms.cnj mcrh.opp, vnjp.cnj vnst.trn vnnp.trn vnpl.sxt, msst.sqr msur.cnj msnp.sqr msrh.opp, jpst.trn jpnp.trn jppl.sxt, stur.sqr stnp.cnj stpl.sxt urnp.sqr nppl.sxt.
In both these cases, I shall use primarily the karakattwas followed closely by the functional traits relevant to the Moon.
These interesting cases give us the opportunity to fall back on the yoga system and to check on the vitality of the moon in the face of a 'missing' lagna. These leaders are characters of 'significance' in the making of the nation's destiny, and their presences in our society's collective unconscious and awareness make their horoscopes directly relevant to the measurement of the nation's own horoscopic 'internal events'. In this case, I'd rather not speculate and fix the lagna to noon or sunrise. Using soli-lunar referencing should give big clues and reveal significant weights in terms of predictive 'value'. Also, the reading of the dasa-bhuktis relative to the planet's rulership and occupancy to the Moon should bear great relevance from this perspective.
For those of you who have not seen this in action, I will show how some aspects of the chart can bear relevance to some specific features of the face. For seasoned divination enthusiasts handle the gochara configurations, calculate their thithi and karana, and see if you can make comments on their natal triggers or recurring configurations. See the obvious, and make your comments. I would like to see what comes to your sight/mind, and I would like to hear you address what you see or what you think you should be saying or doing.
Stay tuned for more ...
Posted: 07 Feb 2010 12:43 PM PST
Courtesy of Malaysian Scandal
Posted: 07 Feb 2010 09:37 AM PST
Posted: 07 Feb 2010 10:45 AM PST
As part of the admission procedure in the hospital where I work, I ask the patients if they are allergic to anything. If they are, I print it on an allergy band placed on the patient's wrists.
Posted: 07 Feb 2010 12:43 PM PST
Posted: 07 Feb 2010 10:11 AM PST
The email: I have reliable information that the recent visit to INDIA by GHANI PATAIL and delegates IS STUDY HOW THE INDIAN JUDGESOn February 13, in the first of the Nithari serial killing cases to be decided, a trial court pronounced death sentence on Moninder Singh Pandher for a murder that took place when he was far away in Australia. And for the murder of a girl who he did not even know. As the prosecution admitted, there was no evidence to suggest that it was at Pandher's instance that his servant Surender Koli had raped and killed 14-year-old Rimpa Haldar, the victim who lived in a slum near his house. Yet, Pandher was held to be a conspirator mainly because his sexual profligacy was found to have brought out depravity in his servant.
There is also blackmailing going on. This particular Judge from Punjab & Haryana High Court who is allegedly being given a clean chit, had threatened that she alone is not involved and if persecuted she would expose all names. Is it not blackmailing?
Ø In my humble opinion, JUDICIARY IS THE CESSPOOL OF CORRUPTION IN THE COUNTRY. IT IS THE FOUNTAINHEAD.
Ø Least educated or qualified people occupy the highest position in judiciary. I am sorry to say that many of Judges do not have basic knowledge of English to read, understand and interpret law.
Ø What we need is a common code of conduct for all public servants, be it bureaucracy, members of legislatures, elected representative, constitutional appointees, and Judges. They must declare their assets every year, criminal record, if any, so on and so forth.
Ø And lastly pardon my saying this, what about Journalists, Newspapers & Electronic Media. You are wise enough to appreciate what I mean. We cannot wait for another sixty years for freedom; it should come to us now, and we would get it.
Ø I have not said anything worse that what you have said for Prashant Bhushan.
Posted: 07 Feb 2010 09:44 AM PST
So, who is your pick? Nizar or Zambry?
Come Tuesday, the 5-panel Federal Court bench makes their decision on who should be the rightful Mentri Besar of Perak.
Nizar, 52 and Zambry, 47 have been on a tug-of-war for the position since Barisan Nasional pipped Pakatan Rakyat by a narrow majority during a ''cross-overs'' and 'defection' last year (Bernama has the story h e r e...)
The five-man bench had deferred its judgment on Nov 5 last year after having heard submissions in the appeal from counsel representing both Mohammad Nizar and Dr Zambry.
The conflict over who the rightful menteri besar is arose last year after three Pakatan representatives quit their parties to become independent state assemblymen, leaving Pakatan and the BN with 28 assemblymen each in the 59-seat Perak legislative assembly.
Posted: 07 Feb 2010 07:43 AM PST
"Asking the Syariah court to have jurisdiction on the Lina Joy case is wrong because she is not a Muslim," Azmi Sharom postulates.
"It would be like asking me to resolve a personal dispute I may have with Jaya (sitting next to him on the panel) in a military court. Impossible! Because we're not in the military - he's too old and I'm a hippie!"
Azmi had us in stitches but nodding with feeling at his logic.
Posted: 07 Feb 2010 07:50 AM PST
Now this guy is a hoot.
But behind all the humour, he knows his stuff. He is, after all, a law professor.
He took us through Article 8 of the Constitution which provides that all persons are equal before the law and entitled to its equal protection.
An often quoted (or rather, misinterpreted) bit is Article 153 that safeguards the special position of the Malays and other indigenous peoples of Malaysia.
Proponents of the Ketuanan Melayu ideology claim that this gives the Malays the right to special privileges like housing and positions within the civil service.
The Malay supremacists have forgotten Article 136 which states that it is unlawful to discriminate against anyone in the government service because of their race.
Our civil service today is not reflective of our nation.
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Posted: 07 Feb 2010 05:09 AM PST
Amidst the noise and the haste that we are subjected to by the print and broadcast media on the highly controversial Sodomy II trial of Anwar, it clearly appears that the rule of law is being enforced for a political purpose. Saiful is a college dropout. He claims to idolize Anwar. He was engaged as a political assistant. The oral evidence he has placed before the court under the examination in chief all the more goes against the grain of common sense or logic. It seems more of a myth. Why is it so?
The Star of 04.02.2010 carries a headline on its front page which is Captioned "Sex proposal" and goes on to report that Anwar asked Saiful point blank if he could have sex with him. The prosecution has stated that they will prove their case from the semen specimens taken from Saiful's anus.
What seems to be amiss here is the evidence of Saiful which goes against the grain of common sense and defeats logic. In one breadth Saiful said that he was "angry and scared" and he rejected Anwar's request. Then he states in evidence "I told him I did not want to do it."
Then in the next breadth Saiful states that after he had said no to Anwar, he was told to go into the master bedroom, which he did. Then Anwar comes in and closes the curtains and switches off the lights and Saiful stood still. WHY?
Then Anwar asked Saiful to "clean up" in the bathroom and Saiful removed his clothes and washed up and took a towel from the bathroom and donned it. When he returned to the bedroom where Anwar was standing on the edge of the bed clad in a towel. Then Saiful said " He directed me to go to him and then hugged me while we were standing." The rest is heard in camera.
Now this sneak preview of the opining salvo of the prosecution's case has given rise to a tremendous amount of criticism in the alternate media and to a larger extent these criticisms are generally constructive and thereby are highly disturbing.
In the first stage the prosecution is endeavouring to plainly paint a picture that Anwar is a Maniac. The script is not a script as depicted in court. We the right minded people look at it objectively, because in one breadth Saiful states "I rejected his request. I told him I that I did not want to do it." Then in the next breadth Saiful states that Anwar became angry and he asked him to "clean up" and Saiful became "obedient" and went into the bathroom and cleaned up and took a towel from the washroom and donned it.
How could this situation be possible? The accusation is devoid of any merit whatsoever. We have our own daily interaction with our children or family members or staff in our office or our friends or acquaintances and from our experience we know that when we ask someone to do something they do not like, and when they say "NO" it is not possible to show our "anger" and get them to do what we desire. The result would always be in the opposite of what we expect.
It is an established fact of life that when we compel someone to do something against their will and when we get angry the other party would also get equally angry. That is why there is so much of disorder even within the nuclear family, in this modern day and age. So how then would it be with our employers, coworkers, friends and acquaintances?
No doubt the time will come for the defence to cross examine Saiful, if at all the judge decides to call for Anwar to enter his defence. At that stage Saiful would be left open to the defence lawyers to hound him.
Saiful would not have the pleasure of being on the top of things. Would he have the memory to remember all that he has given in evidence in chief? May be his biggest weakness as the truth would ultimately have to prevail and the cat may come out of the bag.
It is certain that he would have his weakness and he would demonstrate the flush on his face. He would barely be able to control his rage and at that stage Saiful would find life to be empty, lonely and unfulfilled and it would not be further from the truth that Saiful would feel lost, panicky and scared. It may hit him not in his anus but in the pit of his stomach and he may have to put things right.
As much as it is too early in the stage of the trial to predict any thing, but there are some factors that have to be rationally considered. In 2008 Anwar was 62 years of age. Saiful was 23 years of age. Anwar suffers from severe problems of the spine. Over and above that at that age almost all men face some form of impotence.
So why could Saiful not stand up against Anwar which any decent human being would do but instead Saiful allowed an almost impotent man to have allegedly sodomised him?
At this early stage of the trial this seems to be the most puzzling part of Saiful's testimony. There is another part of Saiful's testimony as reported in the Star on 06.02.2010 where Saiful states that he did not pass motion for two days after he was allegedly sodomised on June 26 of 2008.
This form of evidence is to be considered as an exaggeration of what nature would not permit to prevail. Just carry out an investigative report of sodomy amongst consenting adults and one would be made to realize that what Saiful is stating in evidence is incorrect and a myth. This is owing to the fact that the rectum is not like the vagina that would contain semen may be up to two days.
But in the case of the rectum it by nature dispels anything foreign without retention. You can get the confirmation from any homo or write to Elton John and he may give you an appropriate reply. It is of common knowledge that every one of us after a sexual act would wash up. But the prosecution has conveniently not raised this issue. We wonder why?
It is apparent that Saiful has been coached into the giving of the evidence. It also appears that Najib and UMNO want to give this charge of sodomy against Anwar a great deal of sensationalism hoping that it will in the process discredit Anwar.
On the contrary the court of public opinion is much more mature that the mediocre UMNO leadership. The general voting populace see this script as a deviance and a diabolically conceived act and if all things were to be in order this could be the final curtain that has to be drawn on the demise of UMNO.
Hence the "Charge" against Anwar is only in existence in the mind of an inferior politician like Najib and therefore is not in existence in reality.
Posted: 07 Feb 2010 06:08 AM PST
Should we spend or should we save ...? Wonderful way to explain boom and bust and Hayek's critic on John Maynard Keynes. Those who read economics in form 6 or the varsity should know who was keynes but most may have missed Hayek ( and no, he is not Selma Hayek's father or grandpa) to listen to the music video click here To know a little more on Hayek click here
I just came back from a nice and quiet holiday in Penang... will try to blog some pictures soon :)
Posted: 07 Feb 2010 04:25 AM PST
Vasugi Supramanian and Hashini Kavishtri
Feb 6, 10
For decades, the indigenous people in Sarawak have witnessed logging companies leaving their native customary rights land barren. And their protests have fallen on deaf ears.
In view of this, Pakatan Rakyat coordinator Zaid Ibrahim asked why then are they still casting their ballots in favour of Barisan Nasional?
"We need development, but not at the expense of the indigenous communities," he stressed during a workshop titled 'Rights delayed are rights denied' in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.
The one-day workshop, organised by Sahabat Alam Malaysia, attracted some 70 participants.
Zaid also underscored the importance of organised development which does not overlook the rights of the indigenous communities.
"NGOs and Sahabat Alam activists should work closely and illustrate the strength of small groups which can bring about a bigger difference at large," he added.
Pakatan is more sensible
To illustrate his point, Zaid cited the 'Sagong Tasi vs Selangor government' case which involved 38 acres of land belonging to an indigenous community being taken for the construction of the Nilai-Banting highway.
He said Selangor Menteri Besar Abdul Khalid Ibrahim had withdrawn the case when Pakatan seized control of the state following the March 2008 general election.
"This shows that the Pakatan government is more sensible," noted Zaid, who was a former law minister.
"The state government believes in protecting the rights of indigenous people and will continue to treat the Orang Asli community with the respect they deserve and that should have been accorded to them from the beginning," he added, taking a swipe at former menteri besar Mohd Khir Toyo's administration.
As for the Bakun dam in Sarawak, he asked: "What happened to the RM300 million allocated for the relocation and as direct compensation to the indigenous families when the dam was built?"
Zaid also wanted to know if the allocation was audited by any independent auditors.
National policy needed
He said the absence of good democratic governance and sound policy on native rights are the root causes for the violation of human security, property and the right to a safe and clean environment in Baram, Sarawak.
He added that the Penan in Baram are threatened by unsustainable logging, construction of expensive dams and infrastructure projects and the deforestation process.
The blockades erected by the Penan were also forcefully dismantled by the police allowing access to logging trucks into the forested areas.
Mohideen stressed that a national policy should only be implemented with public consultation.
Zaid had also lauded the proposal for such a national policy.
Apart from activists, the workshop also saw the participation of several Penan community leaders, including Sarawak Penan Association chairperson Unga Panen.
Posted: 05 Feb 2010 09:07 PM PST
Sahabat Alam Malaysia's call for the country Malaysia to formulate a coherent National Policy on Indigenous People's Rights, which is in line with the United Nations Declaration on Indigenous Peoples Rights (UNDRIP) that Malaysia has ratified. Rights of indigenous communities must be fully respected, the full nature and extent of Natives Customary Rights must be recognized in its entirety. States must establish and implement an open and transparent process in land matters giving due recognition to indigenous peoples laws, traditions, customs and land tenure systems. States must established and implement a systematic and participatory boundary demarcation process for traditional territories where native customary rights are claimed communally. States must institute legal reforms in all the relevant statutory processes to ensure that statutes are consistent with Constitutional provisions, judicial decisions and the principles of natural justice.
Posted: 05 Feb 2010 07:04 PM PST
Pakatan Rakyat is committed to the protection and preservation of the rights of the indigenous people. In their common policy Framework Pakatan Rakyat have agreed: To defend the Federal Constitution, Islam as the religion of the Federation and the peaceful practice of the other religious anywhere in this nation and the protection of the special position of the Malays, the indigenous natives people of all states including Sabah and Sarawak and the legitimate interests of all other races in accordance with article 153 of the Federal Constitution. Tan Sri Khalid Mentri Besar of Selangor said the following: "The State government believes in protecting the rights of indigenous people and will continue to treat the Orang Asli community with the respect they deserve and that should have been accorded to them the very beginning" Why the lanuns, Taib, Jabu, Masing keep on robbing NCR?
Posted: 05 Feb 2010 06:09 PM PST
The issues plaguing indigenous peoples today are issues about human security-the right to livelihood, property, whether communal or individual, right to safe and clean environment, essentially, the right to life. These are inherent rights of every human being. They are often enshrined in constitutions, statutes and judicial pronouncements, more often than not, the enjoyment of these rights are denied to a large section of society= the poor, the marginalized and the disinherited, in particular, the indigenous people. Proposed implementation of National Policy on indigenous Peoples Rights. It should be done in Public consultation and in line with the United Nations Declaration on Indigenous Peoples Rights which Malaysia adopted in 13.09.2007. What do you think?
Posted: 05 Feb 2010 05:30 PM PST
Posted: 07 Feb 2010 01:25 AM PST
Oleh Doreen a/k Seah
Dipetik dari The Herald
Ramai yang mengutuk akan tindakan orang-orang yang mementingkan diri dan tidak berperasaan sehingga sanggup menyimbah cat dan membaling alat letupan di Rumah Ibadat.
Rumah Ibadat merupakan tempat kudus bagi mana-mana penganut agama. Kita masih belum pasti siapa yang melakukan perbuatan terkutuk ini tetapi apabila Gereja diserang, sasaran dan kebencian kita adalah terhadap penganut Islam.
Ini merupakan senario yang tidak sihat kerana membenci boleh mendatangkan mudarat kepada masyarakat berbilang kaum di negara ini.
Kata "Allah" yang digunakan di dalam HERALD hanyalah digunakan di dalam Gereja. Selama berkurun-kurun lamanya umat Kristian menggunakan kata ini, tidak pernah terjadi pun demonstrasi dan kejadian membakar Gereja.
Namun, disebabkan oleh beberapa pemimpin yang tidak bijak, kebebasan umat Kristian mulai disekat dengan pelbagai cara.
Paling ketara ialah penggunaan kata "Allah" dan kini, Majlis Agama juga sibuk untuk melarang perkataanperkataan lain untuk digunakan oleh umat Kristian. Apa semua ini?? Kenapa takut dengan 'akhbar Katolik kecil' yang edarannya tidak sampaipun 20 ribu naskah?
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