- Astrological Affinity Between Horoscopes
- Najib Razak's Horoscope
- We are not shocked - only disappointed
- Political agenda disguised
- Is Altantuya a forbidden issue?
- ID cards for refugees: A step in the right direction
- The Caution Series
- 3 Wakil2 Rakyat PKR Bermasaalah Akan Keluar PKR
- DAP Voon,”Quality Time…??”
- Sarawak Govt Credibility Strained Over NCR Policies
- We no see eye to eye ...
- Vox Pox: What Perakians want
- Tengku Fakhry serah penghakiman melalui kedutaan
- Hel Needed – The Friendly Old Owl With the ABCs
- Mean-spirited Malaysians
- CartoonKini: GST
- Malaysia, Not Anwar, Is In The Dock
- Ornithological specimens of identical plummage congregate in promixity
- BETWEEN ASSHOLE OBAMA AND ASSHOLE NAJIB THE TRUTH ABOUT THEIR JUSTICE:
Posted: 10 Feb 2010 03:23 PM PST
10 Most Alien-Like Insects on Earth
Courtesy of Malaysian Scandal
Posted: 10 Feb 2010 03:21 PM PST
Clarifying astrological Affinity between horoscopes
The backbone to how things work together in horoscopy is all about the Rule of Affinity. Between one person and another, between one person and a team, an organization, a country. There is no exception to this rule. It is the fundamental element behind all synergy in this created universe.
But a better explanation on affinity is in order. For most, affinity is when I love baseball, and you love baseball, so we can get married. And the ultimate surmisation: affinity=joy! These are major flaws only because the general capacity to understand the depths of the principle is limited to material gratification.
The Rule of Affinity in the metaphysics of astrology works at a very much higher level: soul physics. In this respect, what might be detestable in the view of the other, might just be the catalyst needed to drive that person into a specific direction. A synergy actually only happens when what is missing in one, is present in the other, and a mutuality happens where one fuels the other into growth; yet in unique and separate directions.
In the recent charts studied just at the yoga prediction level, I find that the horoscope of the PM, Najib Tun Razak, actually possesses more affinity with Malaysia's horoscope. This is based on a direct after-analysis of his horoscope, outside of the yoga prediction system. Affinity in this case means, they can work together. Najib and Malaysia make a good team. Najib is good for Malaysia's horoscope, and Malaysia is good for Najib's horoscope. But what does that really mean? This does NOT necessarily mean 'success'. Instead, what it really means is 'mutuality' where the two, Najib and Malaysia will get to feed each other's goals. The question therefore must be: what is Najib's goal, and what is Malaysia's goal? If Malaysia is going down the drain, and Najib's chart has affinity, then it might mean he's going to help make that happen, or if Malaysia's destiny can be better, might he steer it to better directions? As it is, if Malaysia is expected to grow into a 'developed' nation, he should become a powerful catalyst, even more so than the PM, to make it happen. It's just that I see some not-so-nice yogas that can actually be referred to as doshas as well in Najib's chart.
But in understanding that Malaysia's governance is no less than an executive decision, it is therefore a collective aggregate. I can shortcut the big job of developing a database of horoscopes of key representatives in parliament by simply relying on the nation's horoscope. So this is what I'm going to do next. Besides we have Malaysia's birth time, and the nation's horoscope is more reliable than even the PM's. So tune in tomorrow.
Posted: 10 Feb 2010 03:21 PM PST
Posted: 09 Feb 2010 01:14 AM PST
The Federal Court's unanimous decision declaring Datuk Seri Zambry Abd Kadir the rightful mentri besar of Perak does not do justice to the judiciary. It only confirmed that the Constitutional provisions mean nothing and that the decisions of our courts need not be rooted in a sense of fairness and justice.
Posted: 10 Feb 2010 05:53 AM PST
Posted: 10 Feb 2010 05:33 AM PST
Malaysia's leading political cartoonist Zunar has condemned the action of the police and officers from the Home Ministry who confiscated his book "1 Funny Malaysia" from bookstores in Penang, Malacca, Negeri Sembilan and Kuala Lumpur recently. According to news reports, the raids were carried out under Section 18 of the Printing Presses and Publications Act.
Posted: 10 Feb 2010 05:30 AM PST
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I stumbled across Loyar Burok a while ago.
Most of the contributors are members of the legal profession who, rest assured, do not take themselves too seriously.
Some of the postings are informative in a lawyerly way, some entertaining and some thought-provoking.
I've always liked the thought-provoking ones - they fulfil a need in me for discourse and disagreement.
The Caution trilogy appears to be a singular effort by one Aston Paiva, who promptly manages to offend me in his 3rd line of introduction by patronisingly encouraging readers "to keep an open mind".
As if everyone else walks around with a closed mind to amuse themselves.
But I consoled myself with the notion that I had every right to be offended as had he every right to offend me. And proceeded to read on.
All three of them are astoundingly articulate and spectacularly brilliant.
Caution: Easily Offended!
Caution: Easily Shocked!
Caution: Easily Disturbed!
Do not expect to agree with everything he says.
For one, I would expect that the Christians and Muslims would frown at the verses he has - in some cases - taken out of context.
Interestingly, the Christian verses that he finds offensive are in fact, the very ones that have once propmted me to question the veracity of the Christian faith.
Like him, I believe nothing is above and beyond question.
And being humans, we should expect that not everyone shares our beliefs and values.
..being offended is a good thing. It encourages you to assess yourself. To ask yourself why you feel offended? To inquire into the root of your distraught. To locate the source of your distress. You are forced to think..
In light of the Asian mentality of not wanting to offend, particularly the Malaysian brand of refraining from broaching "sensitive" issues, I can agree with feeling.
Posted: 10 Feb 2010 06:29 AM PST
Mengikut maklumat dalaman yang saya dapat, dan saya berdoa maklumat saya ini salah, 3 orang wakil rakyat PKR yang bermasaalah akan keluar parti minggu depan. Mereka adalah YB Zahrain (yang ditolak PKR Penang), YB Wee Chee Keong ( yang menyebabkan kematian Tee Beng Hock dengan tuduhan ada exco Selangor terlibat dalam triad) dan YB Zulkifli Nordin yang terkenal lebih UMNO dari UMNO sehingga membuat laporan polis kepada YB Khalid Samad.
Ini adalah sebahagian dari projek UMNO dan Najib membeli wakil2 rakyat Pakatan Rakyat. Kemuncak perancangan mereka adalah percubaan membeli PAS supaya melompat ke Barisan Nasional.
Marilah kita sama-sama membuat solat hajat supaya Allah SWT mengagalkan usaha Barisan Nasional dan UMNO ini. Nasihat saya pada YB Zulkifli Nordin, lepas ni bila ada kedai judi baru dibuka, pergilah buat solat hajat dan tahlil doa selamat.
Apa bodoh sangat ke nak sokong UMNO? UMNO selama ni sokong Islam ke? UMNO selama ni jaga Islam ke?
Kepada YB Zahrain dan Wee Chee Keong, memang orang dah lama nampak perangai kamu. Dan ramai yang meluat dengan kamu semua.
Posted: 10 Feb 2010 07:11 AM PST
A number of Batu Lintang constituents who are clearly Voon Lee Shans ardent supporters clarified to Joey of audie1 that Voon is not running away from the battles and the just needs QUALITY TIME to be with his family as he ponders his next move." He has been given a showcause letter by DAP party headquarters in Kuala Lumpur as such he needs his families undivided support to clear his mind and find the appropriate answers to the contents of the letter.
One should refrain from making unnecessary and unfounded judgements that Voons time is numbered and he will not be named to defend the N11 Batu Lintang State Seat. We have been hearing from ground zero level that since the sms that has been sent out by Voon to the press,comrades,friends and relatives with regards to him ,"Not celebrating Chinese New Year in Kuching" the final nail has been delivered.
Whats more with this statement from Chong,' There was no bad blood between us. Voon is making a mountain out of a mole hill and we informed him of the meeting but he did not want to come,"
The supporters added,"It does appear that Voons pride has been hurt and he needs the time off and he does require his constituents to understand the situation and the circumstances. He just needs time to addressed the whole problem and he wishes all a very Happy Chinese New Year. Just be cool and calm and Voon will overcome."
Afterall this is politics and there are no predetermined solutions to all problems. Voon has 14 days to reply and we shall know in due course whether the TIGER YEAR will be kind to the N11 assemblyman.
Posted: 10 Feb 2010 06:13 AM PST
Feb 10, 10
Penan chief Pada Jutang of Long Pakan, Baram, laughed when he heard that land rights lawyers Baru Bian and See Chee How had won two breakthrough Native Customary Rights (NCR) court cases on Jan 21. The High Court had found for Agi anak Bungkong and Mohd Rambli Kawi, against the Sarawak government.
Pada said that the news was both encouraging, and somewhat amusing. On the same day as the landmark NCR decisions, timber company Samling had been trying to persuade Penan villages in Baram to withdraw their own NCR lawsuit, telling the villagers they had no chance of victory.
Five Penan villages, Long Pakan (left), Long Lilim, Long Sepatai, Long Kawi and Long Item, have begun legal action against loggers and the state government. The Penan communities claim they have traditional customary rights to the forest, and that the loggers are trespassing on their ancestral land.
"Samling's (community affairs officer) Stewart Paran and the camp manager paid a visit to Tua Kampung (headman) Ngot Laing, from Long Lilim. They claimed that Bian and See had filed many NCR land cases against the government, but were always unsuccessful," Pada said.
"They told the Long Lilim headman that the company wanted to apologise (for taking timber from the disputed area). They asked him to follow them to Miri to withdraw the court case. They said they felt 'kasihan' (pity) for us Penan, because Bian had taken several NCR cases to court, but could never win," Pada said with a smile.
Baru and See represent over a hundred communities from throughout Sarawak in NCR lawsuits, still awaiting adjudication.
"The company will be angry"
Pada (right) reported harrowing experiences trying to seek humanitarian assistance from the logging company, to transport sick villagers to clinic.
"Last week Jung Ijah, an elderly woman from Long Item, fell ill in the afternoon and became unconscious for over an hour. Her fellow villagers went to Samling to ask for transport to the hospital. The manager refused. They went to the Interhill camp, but they also refused. Then they went back to the Samling camp, and they finally provided transport to Long Kevok around nine at night, then Miri the next day.
"It's not that they had no transport in the camps, the company simply refused," Pada shook his head.
According to Samling's website, "For remote villages without road access, travel to schools, healthcare facilities and between villages can be challenging, sometimes taking hours, days, and sometimes weeks to get from one place to another…we help communities by providing transportation to schools, clinics among others and annual fuel provision."
Massive influx of timber workers
Pada also told Malaysiakini of the upheaval caused by the huge influx of timber workers into Penan lands.
"Some Interhill people come to the villages, and intrude into people's homes, looking for girls, sometimes after people are asleep. They bring arak (alcohol) and try to get people drunk, and make trouble."
Pada has complained to the camp manager, and warned against logging workers coming into the village.
"My son, Peliman Pada, was assaulted with a piece of wood by an Interhill man." he said.
"There was a village wedding party in Long Kabeng, and after dinner there was some dancing. The Interhill man came up to Peliman from behind and struck him on the back of the head with a two-by-three foot plank."
Pada says the alleged assault took place without any warning or apparent reason.
"Peliman had a fracture on the back of his skull. He went to Marudi. I made a police report in Long Lama. The police officer at the station wrote down the report, but did not give me a copy. He kept the piece of wood. He said 'come back only when I ask you to'.
"But the police have not investigated the assault."
Government defends land policies
Although Sarawak's land policies have come under fire over the past 25 years, the government's land acquisition policies, supporting wealthy timber and plantation companies, have proceeded apace.
However, recent court victories for NCR landowners have shaken the government.
The Sarawak government recently issued a press release condemning the Jan 21 High Court judgment in favour of Iban and Malay landowners. It announced it would appeal the finding.
The press release created a storm, by stating that Article 153 of the federal constitution does not protect land rights for Sarawak natives, including Ibans and Malays.
"Article 153, in its plain language, has no application to land or land rights," the statement argued.
The communal Sarawakian blog Hornbill Unleashed posted the government statement in full.
According to the blog, that the press statement had been prepared by the State Attorney-General's office, and the fax had been sent from the office of Awang Tengah Ali Hassan, the state's second minister for planning and resource management.
Since the uproar over the statement, the mainstream media, including the docile Borneo Post and Eastern Times, have removed the press statement from their online news sites – a mystifying "disappearing act".
The timing of the press statement appeared to coincide with the government's application to the High Court for a stay on the Jan 21 ruling. The High Court judgment had stipulated that the government and its business partners must return the NCR land to its rightful owners, including 15 Iban longhouses in Bintulu.
Arguments on the stay of the High Court judgment are scheduled to continue in court on Feb 12. But whatever the outcome of the court cases, the credibility of the state government's land policies, and of the logging companies it champions, is vanishing fast.
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Can anyone help me with this?
As a kid in the 1980s, I used to watch this video tape of a show over and over. It has the following characteristics:
1) Traditional cartoon animation
2) Featured a talking owl who taught about the alphabet – his catch phrase: "Hello again, it's me! The/Your friendly old owl with the ABCs," after he woke up from being perched on a tree branch at the start of each episode.
3) Each episode focuses on a letter of the alphabet – as the owl put it, "Big D… And little d."
4) Once every episode, he would invite us to look inside 'the magic pot'. The screen would zoom into the mouth of the pot/vase, inside which looks like outer space. Items that start with the letter of the episode would zoom towards us as the owl says out their names. After that was all done, the owl would reach his wing to dig around inside the vase and pull out the letters featured.
5) For the letter X, the owl admitted that there were very few words that begin with that letter. The magic pot was correspondingly sparse, with xylophone and x-ray being the only items.
6) At the end of each episode, a jazzy tune would play (led by clarinet or something similarly high pitched) we would see all the letter of the alphabet lined up in several rows – each big letter next to its small letter – and the letter pairs would light up or bulge out (I forget which) one by one until the featured letter pair was reached, at which point it would light up/bulge out for longer than the others.
7) There were other animals too, kind of guests for certain letters.
I've been trying my very best, but I simply cannot find any trace of this show online – not even the name! And I'm no noob when it comes to Google searches either. Unfortunately, there are lots of other cartoon owls to clog up the searches – such as Owl from Winnie the Pooh and Owl Johnson (I love to singa!).
Can anyone help me name this show or even find a copy?
It's a treasured childhood memory. I even remember the tunes for the magic pot sequence and at the end of each episode.
Posted: 10 Feb 2010 12:37 PM PST
There's a lamentable mean-spiritedness in Malaysian politics, proving in more than one way that:
(a) we aren't quite ready for a two-party political system,
(b) some politicians don't consider all citizens of this country (including their own supporters and political opponents) as fellow Malaysians, and
(c) political attacks are often ad hominem rather than directed at the policies, governance and conduct of the other side.
The BN side
Of course we are familiar with the BN's denial of oil royalties to then PAS-ruled Terengganu and now PAS-ruled Kelantan. The States' right to oil royalties has been enshrined as a legal Federal-State contract but the BN government has arrogantly ignored that, and is spitefully frustrating the PAS State government (then and now) in a disgraceful mean-spirited manner.
We have also read with disgust how the current federal government is channelling financial allocations for maintaining Penang's heritage listings through Khazanah Nasional rather than the Pakatan government in Penang.
Just WTF has the investment holding arm of the government, roled as its strategic investor in new industries and markets, got to do with maintenance of the heritage buildings etc? Logic tells us that the State government should be responsible for the job, and thus the correct recipient of the funds.
Again, nothing more than BN's spite and mean-spiritedness, and a total disregard for logical and proper process.
We know that while BN MPs and ADUNs have received financial allocations for work in their respective constituencies, the non-BN MPs and ADUNs (in BN controlled States) are denied theirs.
The irony is there are actually BN supporters in those electorates represented by non-BN MPs and ADUNs. Such is the BN's spite that they would punish their own supporters as well. Perhaps those BN supporters should wake up and rethink who they ought to support the next time around.
The Pakatan side
Well, there's that infamous DAP function where some of those DAP people stepped on the photos/posters of the Perak frogs as they entered the venue. Totally unpleasant, and I'm glad Lim GE took avoiding steps.
PAS of course has been known to issue a couple of death (or tummy upset) curses wakakaka at their opponents in the BN - c'mon lah, Pak Haji!
Today I have been disappointed to read in Malaysiakini the headlines Rosmah to lose Unisel chancellor post which states:
Calls for first lady Rosmah Mansor to be removed as Universiti Industri Selangor (Unisel) chancellor are again making rounds, this time, by PKR politicians on micro-blogging site Twitter.
In a Twitter posting by PKR vice-president Azmin Ali, Selangor Menteri Besar Khalid Ibrahim has agreed to Rosmah's removal in a month's time.
"Students urged the MB to remove Datin Rosmah (right) as Unisel chancellor.
"MB agreed and will announce in one month. Thunderous applause," read Azmin's posting.
Azmin's posting was referring to a gathering of 300 students from various universities with Azmin, Khalid and PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim.
This is really pathetic, shamelessly partisan and totally mean-spirited.
She was invited by the previous Selangor government so why not let her term as Chancellor finish off without re-inviting her?
Why make such a spiteful announcement? It's pathetic, pitiful, petty and utterly childish. Don't Azmin Ali and other PKR leaders have more important things to do, like running Selangor State, than to dabble around with such masturbatory indulgences?
The argument that she should go because she is surrounded by controversies is not only too partisan but unsubstantiated.
We only have RPK's word that she was allegedly at the scene of Altantuyaa Shariibuu's last moments to personally 'supervise' the demolition of the late model's corpse – which without any shred of evidence other than RPK's 'I have been reliably informed ...' has been, in my opinion, an incredulous preposterous allegation.
There was also an argument that her Masters degree wasn't good enough – really, this is such a pathetic shabby argument.
OK, I know PKR is deliberately being vocal about Rosmah as part of their tactic to mitigate the Sodomy II fallout, by ratcheting up the anti-Najib campaign, but PKR should have remained on high moral grounds rather than ….. sorry, I keep forgetting they and UMNO are from the same stock … where spiteful pettiness and mean-spiritedness are their stock-in-trade.
I hope DAP will never descend to such petty bickering.
Posted: 10 Feb 2010 03:51 AM PST
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My matey Dean Johns has come up with another gem in his Malaysiakini column, titled Here's to the birds and the beast.
It's a damn good read, full of humour, clever play of (English) words, and may even answer questions that some Muslim have concerns* over celebrating St Valentine's Day with their sweeties or boyfriends.
* I read about this in someone's blog (maybe Jeff Ooi's?) some years ago
Instead Johns did a flowery satire (excuse my pun) on the ecological consequences of the day reserved for lovers (pssst, hubby and wifey can and should be lovers too).
Johns is at his trademark (tongue-in-cheek) best in this article, and the cream of the lot in my opinion would be the following ornithological specimen:
If, like me, you've started to think by now that St Valentine's Day sounds to be pretty much for the birds, you're absolutely right. Because it's actually with our feathered friends, or so some historians believe, that the whole thing actually started.
About mid-February, apparently, after the long, cold Northern-Hemisphere winter, all the birds start to feel spring in the air and take to pairing-off, necking, billing, cooing, building nests and so on. In other words, it's on or around Feb l4 that, as the old English proverb so succinctly puts it, 'birds of a feather flock together'.
Many centuries ago, it seems, humans took a gander at all this amorous avian activity and started thinking it might also be good for the goose. "If birds of a feather can do it", people of medieval times must have reasoned, "we might as well have some flocking fun too."
But even in those unsophisticated times it probably wasn't considered polite to come right out and invite respectable chicks out for a night of flocking around.
Look at word 'gander' in his third paragraph above and guess what it means in that context.
As for his last paragraph/sentence here – wakakaka - guess why I am guffawing.
Posted: 10 Feb 2010 01:55 AM PST
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