Wednesday, May 5, 2010

from lady PUAKA to lady DERHAKA NOW IBRAHIM KATAK and MAHATIR Under Rosmah’s sarong? ROSMAH MANSOR NAJIB 2ND WIFE Expert Husband Pincher

from lady PUAKA to lady DERHAKA NOW IBRAHIM KATAK and MAHATIR Under Rosmah’s sarong? ROSMAH MANSOR NAJIB 2ND WIFE Expert Husband Pincher


from lady PUAKA to lady DERHAKA NOW IBRAHIM KATAK and MAHATIR Under Rosmah’s sarong? ROSMAH MANSOR NAJIB 2ND WIFE Expert Husband Pincher

Posted: 05 May 2010 04:00 PM PDT


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The New York Times, the most bastardised news organisation of the century!

Expert Husband Pincher

NOW IBRAHIM KATAK and MAHATIR Under Rosmah's sarong? ROSMAH MANSOR NAJIB 2ND WIFE from lady PUAKA to lady DERHAKA Expert Husband Pincher

Let us give this fat woman a slap on the face. First we ask the NY Times to apologise to the Malaysian people for insulting our Raja Permaisuri. Full page apology on the front page. Then we demand a huge sum in damages for insulting Malaysians by calling an ugly woman as our first lady!

Grotesque, obscene, utterly outrageous! This woman with the waxed hair is ridiculous beyond belief – and the fact tha there are people who choose to bodek her in this manner leaves one speechless. Malaysia is doomed – so long as such dubious characters exalt themselves at public expense.


A divorcee.expert Pincher . First Lady ?First Divorcee in the world being called First Lady…Should be Divorcee Pretender First Lady or second-hand First Lady.

The advert below, inserted in The New York Times, costs about RM10 million, artwork and all, and was paid for by the Chief Minister of Sarawak's business outfit.

Malaysians may be quite surprised to know that the First Lady is no longer the Raja Permaisuri Agong, as in the Federal Constitution of Malaysia, but Rosmah Mansor, as in the Prime Minister's wife.

Article 32 of the Federal Constitution of Malaysia says:

1. (1) There shall be a Supreme Head of the Federation, to be called the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, who shall take precedence over all persons in the Federation and shall not be liable to any proceedings whatsoever in any court.

2. (2) The Consort of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong (to be called the Raja Permaisuri Agong) shall take precedence next after the Yang di-Pertuan Agong over all other persons in the Federation.

In short, Article 32.2(2) of the Constitution means that the Raja Permaisuri Agong is the First Lady of Malaysia. And it costs just RM10 million to amend the Federal Constitution of Malaysia to make the wife of the Prime Minister the new First Lady.

readmore on rosmaaa order?it's mindboggling!Public Prosecutor has deceptively merely manufacturing evidences against Anwar

Sex Scandal of the century! Was rosmah najib's tealady when he was Pahang's MB?

readmore prime minister's wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor. As early childhood development is the foundation of quality human capital, it has the highest returns in economic development

readmoreROSAMAH MILLIOMS – the rousing rose http://malaysianmirror.com START LICKING HER PUSSY TAXIDRIVER WELLCOME Adam Leroy

After a domestic maid accused actor Shiney Ahuja for allegedly raping her, it struck that the issue that was till now the domain of the West has come closer home. In the past many Hollywood stars have been accused of sharing a 'special bond' with their house maids. Take the case of Uma Thurman's husband Ethan Hawke who divorced the actress to be with their nanny. Actor Jude Law cheated on fiancé Sienna Miller by having an affair with his family's nanny. He reasoned it out by saying that he didn't like Sienna's partying ways. Even Hollywood's hottest couple could not stay unaffected by the nanny brigade. Angelina Jolie fired their kids' nanny because she caught actor Brad Pitt getting too close for comfort. Few years back Aditya Pancholi was also accused of having consensual sex with his maid, promising her a fruitful career.A recent survey also revealed that men feel more attracted to average looking women than sexy toned bodies. Log onto Google and you will find many searches on X-rated, pornographic 'maid' stories, videos and graphics. "The very fact that there exists such content online proves that maid is considered an object of fantasy. It also encourages and entices other men to feel normal in getting attracted to a domestic help," says PR Manager Anand Mahesh.
After a domestic maid accused actor Shiney Ahuja for allegedly raping her, it struck that the issue that was till now the domain of the West has come closer home. In the past many Hollywood stars have been accused of sharing a 'special bond' with their house maids. Take the case of Uma Thurman's husband Ethan Hawke who divorced the actress to be with their nanny. Actor Jude Law cheated on fiancé Sienna Miller by having an affair with his family's nanny. He reasoned it out by saying that he didn't like Sienna's partying ways. Even Hollywood's hottest couple could not stay unaffected by the nanny brigade. Angelina Jolie fired their kids' nanny because she caught actor Brad Pitt getting too close for comfort. Few years back Aditya Pancholi was also accused of having consensual sex with his maid, promising her a fruitful career.
After a domestic maid accused actor Shiney Ahuja for allegedly raping her, it struck that the issue that was till now the domain of the West has come closer home. In the past many Hollywood stars have been accused of sharing a 'special bond' with their house maids. Take the case of Uma Thurman's husband Ethan Hawke who divorced the actress to be with their nanny. Actor Jude Law cheated on fiancé Sienna Miller by having an affair with his family's nanny. He reasoned it out by saying that he didn't like Sienna's partying ways. Even Hollywood's hottest couple could not stay unaffected by the nanny brigade. Angelina Jolie fired their kids' nanny because she caught actor Brad Pitt getting too close for comfort. Few years back Aditya Pancholi was also accused of having consensual sex with his maid, promising her a fruitful career. readmore

Maid

When did a domestic help become a man's object of fantasy? Have they become the latest male snatchers?




evil_smiley.gif evil smile image by c0040


readmore BN promote Murderer PM and also VAMPIRE 1st Lady TO SUCK THE MALAYSIAN BLOOD

IBRAHIM KATAK and MAHATIR Under Rosmah's sarong?

This is seditious & treason!
What a joke!! I wonder what the real first Lady of Malaysia.. the Raja Permaisuri Agong thinks of this. She is a treat to you, my dear Queen…..Off with her head!!!
I believe Najib and his wife have to personally apologize to our Yang Di Pertuan Agong and Raja Permaisuri Agong for that. They also have to make a public apology to them.

We also want the the defactor Law Minister to explain publicly who is the First Lady of Malaysia and what is the punishment if anybody including the Prime Minister's wife were to use it illegally knowingly.

Smiles, genuine and fake, and the great cover-upMahesh Chauhan, 12 April 2010, 09:28 PM IST
How to distinguish a genuine smile from a fake one? Well, just look at the eyes. In a genuine smile, the eyes will also smile. Eyes smile? Yes, as tears roll down your eyes when you cry, the eyes are also the best indicator of a genuine smile.

In a made-up smile, one may just order one's lips to stay put in curved form or maybe show a few teeth looking out of the window of the mouth, but there would be no show of smile at the outer corners of eyes.

In a genuine smile, which comes from the heart, the outer corners of eyes come to life and show a typical pattern of folds, simultaneously occurring along with the lip curvature going up. The eyes gleam and appear more pleasant like "lotus eyes" of Lord Vishnu.

In sustained laughter or moments of inner joy, tears of joy roll down the cheeks, which is a sure sign of a genuine happiness.

Some people put their hands in front of their mouths when they smile. I am not sure why. The reasons could be following:
1. They don't want to show the world that they are happy.
2. They have halitosis (bad breath), and are concerned about the environment.
3. They have bad gums, bad teeth, and loads of calculus and tartar stains.
4. They have one tooth missing.
5. They have several teeth missing.
6. They are not confident about themselves.

Very rarely if at all have I seen an elderly person having no teeth at all cover their mouth when smiling. Perhaps after you have seen it all you don't care about what others may think of you and the art of being oneself has been learnt.

Almost never a fake smiler will cover their mouth while smiling. So at least the people who cover their mouths while smiling are smiling genuinely. No matter if their smile is like a classified document only for them to enjoy. But never mind. Now you can look at the eyes and tell it all.

More about evil smiles in my next post. Till then keep smiling and spread the joy.



To smile is human and divine
Homo Sapiens in Latin means "wise man", and truly wise and blessed we are. Not only among all animals, but also as we stand tall among the more advanced of the animals, the primates. Our Lord creator has given us the gift of smile. Animals do cry and have tears when in pain but have you seen an animal smiling?

Of the 36 muscles of facial expression, it takes only a sixth to perform together to create a curve that sets a lot of things straight. And as wise men know, smile is contagious. To sustain that positive initiative of that one-sixth pack (oh no! I am not referring to those six-pack abs), another six and yet another six and more of facial muscles join in, turning a gentle, silent smile into a vocal, loud laughter.

Frowning uses about 10 muscles. Research has shown that even infants are attracted to smiling faces and not frowning ones.

Most people who come to me for smile designing do want a brighter smile. For teeth shade matching, the dental fraternity uses a standard shade system which is based on standard, naturally found shades among all races, sexes and age groups. But today one life is not enough, and people demand brighter and brighter shades of white from dentists. To fulfil this desire of 'let there be more light', dental manufacturing companies started creating even lighter shades of composites to laminate teeth about 12 years ago.

Teeth lamination or veneering is a process in which discoloured or dark teeth can be given the desired light shade in a matter of hours. The teeth are first cleaned then prepared with the help of a mild organic acid which is then washed off and a layer of bonding agent is applied over it and dried with a special blue light. After this process the desired shade of composite material is applied to the teeth and again dried or "cured", as it is called in the dental language, with a special blue light.

Composite materials are colour-stable over the years and also retain their shine.

The bond between tooth enamel and composite material is very strong as between dentine and enamel, the layers of tooth itself.

To stay healthy and to bond to other people just smile; no other equipment needed.



Expert Husband Pincher The New York Times, the most bastardised news organisation of the century!

Posted: 05 May 2010 03:53 PM PDT

Expert Husband Pincher

NOW IBRAHIM KATAK and MAHATIR Under Rosmah's sarong? ROSMAH MANSOR NAJIB 2ND WIFE from lady PUAKA to lady DERHAKA Expert Husband Pincher

Let us give this fat woman a slap on the face. First we ask the NY Times to apologise to the Malaysian people for insulting our Raja Permaisuri. Full page apology on the front page. Then we demand a huge sum in damages for insulting Malaysians by calling an ugly woman as our first lady!

Grotesque, obscene, utterly outrageous! This woman with the waxed hair is ridiculous beyond belief – and the fact tha there are people who choose to bodek her in this manner leaves one speechless. Malaysia is doomed – so long as such dubious characters exalt themselves at public expense.

A divorcee.expert Pincher . First Lady ?First Divorcee in the world being called First Lady…Should be Divorcee Pretender First Lady or second-hand First Lady.

The advert below, inserted in The New York Times, costs about RM10 million, artwork and all, and was paid for by the Chief Minister of Sarawak's business outfit.

Malaysians may be quite surprised to know that the First Lady is no longer the Raja Permaisuri Agong, as in the Federal Constitution of Malaysia, but Rosmah Mansor, as in the Prime Minister's wife.

Article 32 of the Federal Constitution of Malaysia says:

1. (1) There shall be a Supreme Head of the Federation, to be called the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, who shall take precedence over all persons in the Federation and shall not be liable to any proceedings whatsoever in any court.

2. (2) The Consort of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong (to be called the Raja Permaisuri Agong) shall take precedence next after the Yang di-Pertuan Agong over all other persons in the Federation.

In short, Article 32.2(2) of the Constitution means that the Raja Permaisuri Agong is the First Lady of Malaysia. And it costs just RM10 million to amend the Federal Constitution of Malaysia to make the wife of the Prime Minister the new First Lady.

readmore on rosmaaa order?it's mindboggling!Public Prosecutor has deceptively merely manufacturing evidences against Anwar

Sex Scandal of the century! Was rosmah najib's tealady when he was Pahang's MB?

readmore prime minister's wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor. As early childhood development is the foundation of quality human capital, it has the highest returns in economic development

readmoreROSAMAH MILLIOMS – the rousing rose http://malaysianmirror.com START LICKING HER PUSSY TAXIDRIVER WELLCOME Adam Leroy

After a domestic maid accused actor Shiney Ahuja for allegedly raping her, it struck that the issue that was till now the domain of the West has come closer home. In the past many Hollywood stars have been accused of sharing a 'special bond' with their house maids. Take the case of Uma Thurman's husband Ethan Hawke who divorced the actress to be with their nanny. Actor Jude Law cheated on fiancé Sienna Miller by having an affair with his family's nanny. He reasoned it out by saying that he didn't like Sienna's partying ways. Even Hollywood's hottest couple could not stay unaffected by the nanny brigade. Angelina Jolie fired their kids' nanny because she caught actor Brad Pitt getting too close for comfort. Few years back Aditya Pancholi was also accused of having consensual sex with his maid, promising her a fruitful career.A recent survey also revealed that men feel more attracted to average looking women than sexy toned bodies. Log onto Google and you will find many searches on X-rated, pornographic 'maid' stories, videos and graphics. "The very fact that there exists such content online proves that maid is considered an object of fantasy. It also encourages and entices other men to feel normal in getting attracted to a domestic help," says PR Manager Anand Mahesh.
After a domestic maid accused actor Shiney Ahuja for allegedly raping her, it struck that the issue that was till now the domain of the West has come closer home. In the past many Hollywood stars have been accused of sharing a 'special bond' with their house maids. Take the case of Uma Thurman's husband Ethan Hawke who divorced the actress to be with their nanny. Actor Jude Law cheated on fiancé Sienna Miller by having an affair with his family's nanny. He reasoned it out by saying that he didn't like Sienna's partying ways. Even Hollywood's hottest couple could not stay unaffected by the nanny brigade. Angelina Jolie fired their kids' nanny because she caught actor Brad Pitt getting too close for comfort. Few years back Aditya Pancholi was also accused of having consensual sex with his maid, promising her a fruitful career.
After a domestic maid accused actor Shiney Ahuja for allegedly raping her, it struck that the issue that was till now the domain of the West has come closer home. In the past many Hollywood stars have been accused of sharing a 'special bond' with their house maids. Take the case of Uma Thurman's husband Ethan Hawke who divorced the actress to be with their nanny. Actor Jude Law cheated on fiancé Sienna Miller by having an affair with his family's nanny. He reasoned it out by saying that he didn't like Sienna's partying ways. Even Hollywood's hottest couple could not stay unaffected by the nanny brigade. Angelina Jolie fired their kids' nanny because she caught actor Brad Pitt getting too close for comfort. Few years back Aditya Pancholi was also accused of having consensual sex with his maid, promising her a fruitful career. readmore

Maid

When did a domestic help become a man's object of fantasy? Have they become the latest male snatchers?

evil_smiley.gif evil smile image by c0040

readmore BN promote Murderer PM and also VAMPIRE 1st Lady TO SUCK THE MALAYSIAN BLOOD

IBRAHIM KATAK and MAHATIR Under Rosmah's sarong?
This is seditious & treason!
What a joke!! I wonder what the real first Lady of Malaysia.. the Raja Permaisuri Agong thinks of this. She is a treat to you, my dear Queen…..Off with her head!!!
I believe Najib and his wife have to personally apologize to our Yang Di Pertuan Agong and Raja Permaisuri Agong for that. They also have to make a public apology to them.
We also want the the defactor Law Minister to explain publicly who is the First Lady of Malaysia and what is the punishment if anybody including the Prime Minister's wife were to use it illegally knowingly.
Smiles, genuine and fake, and the great cover-upMahesh Chauhan, 12 April 2010, 09:28 PM IST
How to distinguish a genuine smile from a fake one? Well, just look at the eyes. In a genuine smile, the eyes will also smile. Eyes smile? Yes, as tears roll down your eyes when you cry, the eyes are also the best indicator of a genuine smile.
In a made-up smile, one may just order one's lips to stay put in curved form or maybe show a few teeth looking out of the window of the mouth, but there would be no show of smile at the outer corners of eyes.
In a genuine smile, which comes from the heart, the outer corners of eyes come to life and show a typical pattern of folds, simultaneously occurring along with the lip curvature going up. The eyes gleam and appear more pleasant like "lotus eyes" of Lord Vishnu.
In sustained laughter or moments of inner joy, tears of joy roll down the cheeks, which is a sure sign of a genuine happiness.
Some people put their hands in front of their mouths when they smile. I am not sure why. The reasons could be following:
1. They don't want to show the world that they are happy.
2. They have halitosis (bad breath), and are concerned about the environment.
3. They have bad gums, bad teeth, and loads of calculus and tartar stains.
4. They have one tooth missing.
5. They have several teeth missing.
6. They are not confident about themselves.
Very rarely if at all have I seen an elderly person having no teeth at all cover their mouth when smiling. Perhaps after you have seen it all you don't care about what others may think of you and the art of being oneself has been learnt.
Almost never a fake smiler will cover their mouth while smiling. So at least the people who cover their mouths while smiling are smiling genuinely. No matter if their smile is like a classified document only for them to enjoy. But never mind. Now you can look at the eyes and tell it all.
More about evil smiles in my next post. Till then keep smiling and spread the joy.
To smile is human and divine
Homo Sapiens in Latin means "wise man", and truly wise and blessed we are. Not only among all animals, but also as we stand tall among the more advanced of the animals, the primates. Our Lord creator has given us the gift of smile. Animals do cry and have tears when in pain but have you seen an animal smiling?
Of the 36 muscles of facial expression, it takes only a sixth to perform together to create a curve that sets a lot of things straight. And as wise men know, smile is contagious. To sustain that positive initiative of that one-sixth pack (oh no! I am not referring to those six-pack abs), another six and yet another six and more of facial muscles join in, turning a gentle, silent smile into a vocal, loud laughter.
Frowning uses about 10 muscles. Research has shown that even infants are attracted to smiling faces and not frowning ones.
Most people who come to me for smile designing do want a brighter smile. For teeth shade matching, the dental fraternity uses a standard shade system which is based on standard, naturally found shades among all races, sexes and age groups. But today one life is not enough, and people demand brighter and brighter shades of white from dentists. To fulfil this desire of 'let there be more light', dental manufacturing companies started creating even lighter shades of composites to laminate teeth about 12 years ago.
Teeth lamination or veneering is a process in which discoloured or dark teeth can be given the desired light shade in a matter of hours. The teeth are first cleaned then prepared with the help of a mild organic acid which is then washed off and a layer of bonding agent is applied over it and dried with a special blue light. After this process the desired shade of composite material is applied to the teeth and again dried or "cured", as it is called in the dental language, with a special blue light.
Composite materials are colour-stable over the years and also retain their shine.
The bond between tooth enamel and composite material is very strong as between dentine and enamel, the layers of tooth itself.
To stay healthy and to bond to other people just smile; no other equipment needed.


Lack of sleep is symptomatic of a bigger problem

Posted: 05 May 2010 10:03 AM PDT

LONDON (AFP) - – People who get less than six hours sleep per night have an increased risk of dying prematurely, researchers said on Wednesday.

Those who slumbered for less than that amount of time were 12 percent more likely to die early, though researchers also found a link between sleeping more than nine hours and premature death.

"If you sleep little, you can develop diabetes, obesity, hypertension and high cholesterol," Francesco Cappuccio, who led research on the subject at Britain's University of Warwick, told AFP.

The study, conducted with the Federico II University in Naples, Italy, aggregated decade-long studies from around the world involving more than 1.3 million people and found "unequivocal evidence of the direct link" between lack of sleep and premature death.

"We think that the relation between little sleep and illness is due to a series of hormonal and metabolical mechanisms," Cappuccio said.

The findings of the study were published in the Sleep journal.

Cappuccio believes the duration of sleep is a public health issue and should be considered as a behavioural risk factor by doctors.

"Society pushes us to sleep less and less," Cappuccio said, adding that about 20 percent of the population in the United States and Britain sleeps less than five hours.

Sleeping less than six hours is "more common amongst full-time workers, suggesting that it may be due to societal pressures for longer working hours and more shift work"

The study also found a link between sleeping more than nine hours per night and premature death, but Cappuccio said oversleeping is more likely to be an effect of illness, rather than a cause.

"Doctors never ask how much one sleeps, but that could be an indicator that something is wrong," said Cappuccio, who heads the Sleep, Health and Society Programme at the University of Warwick.

Research showed no adverse effects for those sleeping between six and eight hours per day.

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Are the 5% of Malaysians who actually pay taxes, and are not their own bosses overworked? I think the answer is a cynical yes. Something should be done about this.

The country is headed the wrong direction with disparity of income between the rich and the poor widening. The reason is obscene profits made by those connected to the powers that be vs the money earned the hard way through smarts, and those who can't lift themselves out of poverty into being properly educated and given a fair chance at business and work.

First, we need to get rid of the middlemen and corruption. We need to put open tender in place, Efficiency means more money to the public, since Malaysia is so filthy rich with natural resources. Equitable distribution means better quality healthcare across the board. People save on insurance premium. Rich coffers means government don't need to much taxes, means we can bring car tariffs down. People don't pay so much in hire purchase instalments. Killing off corruption means cheaper homes. Less loan payment. More money freed up means educational opportunities for more of the downtrodden, even assistance in getting low cost homes. Making the economy more competitive will encourage foreign investment, increase the employment market, get more people hired. Parity of wages compared with the best regional financial centres will keep talents in Malaysia.

But we can't do that with BN. Let the change begin now. We failed in Hulu Selangor. Let's succeed in Sibu.


Faisal Shahzad arraignment vs Reason why Aminulrasyid was shot

Posted: 05 May 2010 09:39 AM PDT

53 hours, 20 minutes: From terror plot to arrest
AP

By COLLEEN LONG and TOM HAYS, Associated Press Writers Colleen Long And Tom Hays, Associated Press Writers – Tue May 4, 8:29 pm ET

NEW YORK – The license plate had been switched and the vehicle identification number stripped from the dashboard of the 1993 Nissan Pathfinder holding a crude bomb in Times Square. Smoke from the faulty firecracker detonators might have ruined evidence.

Then investigators managed to recover the VIN, hidden on the SUV's engine block — and thus began a chase that led to the arrest of the would-be bomber 53 hours and 20 minutes after the smoking vehicle was spotted on one of the busiest streets in America.

A Pakistani-born U.S. citizen, Faisal Shahzad, was hauled off a flight to Dubai and arrested late Monday; federal authorities say he has admitted to plotting the attack. He was charged Tuesday with terrorism and attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction.

"Jack Bauer might have caught him in '24'," said Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly, referring to Fox's popular TV show "24." "But in the real world, 53's not bad."

The investigation's clock started ticking at 6:28 p.m. Saturday when a security camera captured images of the dark-colored Pathfinder with tinted windows parked on West 45th Street, in an area lined with Broadway theaters and restaurants.

Six minutes later, a street vendor pointed out the SUV, which had started belching white smoke and making "popping noises," to a police officer on horseback. The officer, Wayne Rhatigan, called in a report of a car fire, flagged down other officers and started evacuating the area.

At 6:40 p.m., firefighters were on the scene. After breaking the car's side and back windows to try to put out the fire, they discovered its sinister contents: three propane tanks, two gallons of gasoline and a load of fertilizer, with fireworks and some cheap alarm clocks as a trigger.

The New York Police Department bomb squad was called in and went to work dismantling the device, defusing it by 11:30 p.m. Times Square, clogged with tourists on a warm evening, would be shut down for 10 hours.

Meanwhile, the NYPD and FBI were pursuing the license plate attached to the back of the SUV. Investigators tracked it to a used auto parts shop in Stratford, Conn., waking the owner at 3 a.m. Sunday and discovering the plate was connected to a different vehicle.

Investigators also spoke to the owner of an auto shop in nearby Bridgeport because a sticker on the Pathfinder had indicated the SUV was sold by his dealership. That also led nowhere.

Then at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Detective John Wright slid underneath the SUV at a Queens lab and discovered the clue that would crack the case — a VIN number stamped on the bottom of the engine block.

That led authorities to a Bridgeport, Conn., man and his 19-year-old daughter, Peggy Colas, who had posted ads on eBay and other websites to sell a 1993 Nissan Pathfinder, court papers said.

During questioning on Sunday morning and again Monday, the teenager told investigators she met the man who bought her car at a supermarket parking lot on April 24 and he took the vehicle for a test drive. She was asking $1,800; he offered $500 less. She agreed and he paid her in cash — with 13 crisp $100 bills.

No bill of sale was necessary, she said the buyer told her, and he already had plates. She did not know his name — but she did have a cell number.

That led to a prepaid cell phone activated on April 16 and used to call Colas several times, investigators said. A check of phone records showed it was also used to contact a Pennsylvania fireworks shop.

By 11 a.m. Monday, investigators knew the suspect's name.

Agents later showed Colas a photo array with six photos, including one of Shahzad. Authorities say she picked Shahzad.

Meanwhile, there was more evidence.

A set of keys left in the Pathfinder's ignition turned out to belong to a white Isuzu Trooper that Shazhad left parked at New York's Kennedy airport Monday night, as well as to his apartment in Bridgeport, Conn. At a garage at the residence, investigators recovered fireworks and fertilizer, court papers said.

Shahzad was spotted at around 3 p.m. Monday coming out of a store near his home and was tailed by investigators. He was also placed on a no-fly list.

Authorities planned to arrest him at his apartment that evening, but Shahzad may have gotten spooked by news reports that investigators were seeking a Pakistani suspect in Connecticut, two people familiar with the probe said.

He managed to slip federal surveillance, according to those sources and a law enforcement official. All spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak about the case.

Shahzad headed for Kennedy airport, calling in a reservation for an Emirates flight to Dubai by cell phone while en route, and paying for the ticket in cash before boarding the plane, authorities said.

Emirates officials were unaware he was on the no-fly list because they did not check a Web forum where the latest updates are posted. So it was only when a customs agent assigned to the case spotted Shahzad's name on the flight manifest 30 minutes before takeoff that authorities knew he was on board.

He was belted in to his seat when FBI investigators and NYPD officers entered the jetliner and took him into custody.

The time was 11:45 p.m. — 53 hours and 20 minutes after the Times Square scare began.

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Teen's fatal shooting: Police overstepped bounds (Malaysiakini)

While police procedures allow them to "use all necessary action to affect an arrest" on a suspect, they have overstepped their bounds in firing the shot that killed 14-year-old Aminulrasyid Amzah in Shah Alam last month, said a legal expert.

Universiti Islam Antarabangsa law professor Raja Badrol Hisham Raja Mohd Ali explained that the Inspector General's Standing Orders (IGSO) allows for the use of firearms in 'extreme situations.'

The IGSO is a set of guidelines on police procedures, including the permissible use of firearms, issued to, and to be complied with, all district police chiefs.

NONE"In Aminulrasyid's case, the pertinent question is, was (the situation) 'extreme' enough to justify the firearm being drawn and fired?" he asked.

The answer, in the academician's expert opinion, is no.

Badrol Hisham (right), who lectures in criminal procedure law, said this to around 120 students, politicians, activists and reporters during last night's forum demanding justice for the fatal shooting of teenager Aminulrasyid.

"Let's revisit the facts without any emotional baggage. Aminulrasyid was driving very fast and he ran a red light. We can say that this exhibits criminal behaviour: he was fleeing from police, he did not stop when allegedly ordered to."

"The Criminal Procedure Code (CPC) allows the police to overpower suspicious individuals from fleeing and arrest the person or persons. They can also use their firearms, but there are limits."

He said that under the CPC, shoot to kill is only allowed if the suspects are:

1. Involved in a crime punishable by death

2. Involved in a crime punishable by life imprisonment

By both these standards, Badrol Hisham contends that the police officers have failed to follow proper procedures, because they shot to kill despite the victim not presenting a threat to the police and not suspected of a serious crime.

He also alleged that the police may be attempting to distract the public from this truth, with the 'discovery' of the machete in the car and the questionable story of the deceased 'reversing' the car towards the police.

First of all, said Badrol Hisham, with the machete being in the trunk, it was never a threat to the officers, unless it was being waved around by the victim. Even then the police should have shot to disable and not to kill.

More importantly, the machete was only discovered afterwards, making its use as a justification to shoot irrelevant, as police would not have known about its existence at the point of shooting.

As for the deceased allegedly reversing the car, he said that according to witness Azammuddin Omar, Aminulrasyid was already dead when the car crashed and there were no skid marks to indicate a sudden reverse at the scene of the shooting.

'Police ignorant of guidelines'

"The death of Aminulrasyid could have been avoided if the police understood the IGSO. I don't know why only OCPDs are issued with the document. It should be given to everyone in the police," he said.

He added that more importantly, police could have shown more prudence before jumping to conclusions.

"They could have checked the number plate of the car to see if it is linked to known criminals. All patrol cars nowadays are in constant communication with their control centres, have radios, and some are even equipped with computers," he said.

"On a more serious note, almost all the OCPDs are unaware that the CPC has been amended. In 2007, there were substantial revisions to the code. But they mostly don't know about it. I found this out when I sent my students to interview OCPDs," said the law professor.

Badrol Hisham said that it is disturbing for law enforcers not to know about the law.

"How can we put our lives and safety in their hands?" he asked.

The forum, organised by National Union of Malaysia Muslim Students (PKPIM) at the Selangor and Kuala Lumpur Chinese Assembly Hall featured a panel comprising Badrol Hisham, civil activist Wong Chin Huat and lawyer for the late Aminulrasyid's family N Surendran.
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Contrasting the two articles, you can't help observe the level of professionalism from the United States. Arrest made under 54 hours. The man tried to blow up a car, kill many people. It's a serious felony. Yet the arrest was made peacefully. I've read the court papers signed by an FBI special agent. It is 10 pages long, and goes into detail like how the agent spoke to other agents in collating evidence, what evidence they gathered, the investigation trail, how arrest was made, what the suspect revealed to them in the course of investigation - and all that for what? That's just to show probable cause for arraignment before a magistrate! I doubt 95% of Malaysian police officers will be able to produce this type of quality investigation and paper for the magistrate.

While in Malaysia, what we have is the police thrill of going after a speeding car and opening fire on it when it didn't stop, with no imminent danger to anyone including the police. Shoot first, discuss later, or perhaps not at all if you have this kind of IGP at the helm. It could have been anyone in the car - a teenager like Aminulrasyid, or a worried mother rushing home to a sick child at home, or a driver who is deaf and did not hear the police siren, or it could be any number of reasons. Whatever those reasons are, the police had no justification to freakin fire their weapon.

And the folks at RTM wonders why Malaysians prefer to watch foreign tv series? That's because gone are the days where life tries to immitate fiction. Now sometimes, real life is more spectacular than fiction. But only in US. In Malaysia, the politicians in the ruling coalition can dream big dreams, but they never leave the pipeline, except those dreams that are self-serving. That's what's contributing to the malaise in the police force, because so long as they rub the police's back, the police will rub their back. It's an orgy that is symbiotic.

Once again, there's only one way to stop all these madness and prevent the country from heading further south down the road of no redemption. We failed in Hulu Selangor. Let's succeed in Sibu.


Tanks won't be able to stop a mob angry with corruption

Posted: 05 May 2010 09:10 AM PDT

ATHENS, Greece – Deadly riots over harsh new austerity measures engulfed the streets of Athens on Wednesday, killing three bank workers as angry protesters tried to storm parliament, hurled Molotov cocktails at police and torched buildings.

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets as part of nationwide strikes to protest new taxes and government spending cuts demanded by the International Monetary Fund and other European nations before heavily indebted Greece gets a euro110 billion ($141 billion) bailout package of loans to keep it from defaulting.

The three bank workers — a man and two women — died after demonstrators set their bank on fire along the main demonstration route in central Athens. As their colleagues sobbed in the street, five other bank workers were rescued from the balcony of the burning building.

"A demonstration is one thing and murder is quite another!" Prime Minister George Papandreou thundered in Parliament during a session to discuss the spending cuts he announced Sunday — measures even the IMF has called draconian. Lawmakers held a minute of silence for the dead — the first deaths during a protest in Greece since 1991.

"We are all concerned by Greece's economic and budgetary situation but at this time our thoughts are with the human victims in Athens," European Union President Herman Van Rompuy said in Brussels.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel called the bailout critical for all of Europe.

"Nothing less than the future of Europe, and with that the future of Germany in Europe, is at stake," Merkel told lawmakers in Berlin, urging them to quickly pass the country's share of the bailout — euro22 billion ($28 billion) over three years — by Friday. "We are at a fork in the road."

European Union officials tried to calm market fears that Greece's debt crisis was spreading to the rest of Europe, insisting the debt-ridden country is a "unique case" combining profligacy and tampered accounts. Van Rompuy said the situation in Spain and Portugal has "absolutely nothing to do with the situation in Greece."

"Greece is a unique and particular case in the EU" because of its "precarious debt dynamics" and because it "has cheated with its statistics for years and years," EU Commissioner Olli Rehn said in Brussels.

But Moody's Investor Services, a major ratings agency, put Portugal's bond rating on review for possible downgrade Wednesday. Spanish and Portuguese bonds and stocks slumped further on the news, reflecting fears that they may likewise have trouble repaying their debt and that the eurozone would have to extend even larger bailouts to them.

On the streets of Athens, demonstrators chanted "Thieves, thieves!" as they attempted to break through a riot police cordon guarding Parliament and chased ceremonial guards away from the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in front of the building.

Tear gas drifted across the city center as rioters hurled paving stones and fire bombs at police. Firefighters extinguished blazes in at least two buildings — the bank and a branch of the Finance Ministry — while protesters set up burning barricades and torched cars and a fire truck.

Police said 12 people were injured in the riots.

The marches came amid a 24-hour nationwide general strike that grounded all flights to and from Greece, shut down ports, schools and government services, and left hospitals working with emergency medical staff. The Acropolis and all other ancient sites were closed and journalists also walked off the job, suspending television and radio news broadcasts.

But media later broke the strike to report on the deaths and the violent protests.

Violence also broke out in the northern city of Thessaloniki, where another 20,000 people marched through the city center, with youths smashing windows of stores and fast food restaurants.

Union reaction until now had been relatively muted by Greece's volatile standards, despite several previous strikes. But anger mounted after Papandreou announced cuts in salaries and pensions for civil servants, and another round of consumer tax increases.

Papandreou said he has no choice but to implement the measures if Greece was to avoid bankruptcy.

"There was only one other solution. For the country to default, taking the citizenry with it. And that would not have affected the rich, it would have affected workers and pensioners," he told Parliament on Wednesday. "That was a real possibility, however nightmarish."

Under the bailout package, Greece will receive loans over three years from the IMF and the other 15 eurozone countries. The rescue aims to prevent Athens' debt troubles from becoming a wider crisis for the euro by engulfing other financially troubled countries such as Spain and Portugal. Greece faces a May 19 due date on debt it says it can't repay without the help.

But the rioting underlined skepticism that the Greek government could keep up its end of the bargain, helping drive the euro below $1.29 for the first time in over a year.

Even with the bailout, many economists think Greece will eventually default on or restructure its debts because its prospects for economic growth are so poor over the next several years, hurting government revenue. Some fear the austerity measures insisted upon by the EU and IMF could even make the growth situation worse by depriving the economy of stimulus from government spending — even as it helps reduce the deficit.

Greek unions concede that the cash-strapped government was forced to increase consumer taxes and slash spending, including cutting salaries and pensions for civil servants.

But they say low-income Greeks will suffer disproportionately from the measures, which aim to save euro30 billion ($40 billion) — the country's current budget deficit — through 2012.

"These people are losing their rights, they are losing their future," said Yiannis Panagopoulos, head of GSEE, one of the two largest union organizations. "The country cannot surrender without a fight."

IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn warned that the crisis could spread to other countries despite the rescue package's efforts to contain it.

"Everyone must remain extremely vigilant," to this risk, Strauss-Kahn said in an interview published in French newspaper Le Parisien Wednesday.

"I completely understand the Greek populations' anger, its incomprehension at the size of the economic catastrophe," Strauss-Kahn said. But Greeks must also understand that without these measures, "the situation would be infinitely more serious," he said.

The draft bill of the new austerity measures is to be voted on Thursday. Papandreou's Socialists hold a comfortable majority of 160 in the 300-seat Parliament, and with a simple majority of 151 votes needed, the bill is expected to be passed easily.
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Remember how the financial crisis in Indonesia brought down a dictator?

Does profligacy and messing with accounts in Greece remind us of Malaysia?

Malaysia is lucky to have huge reserves. But despite being so rich with natural resources, our economy has not matched that of Singapore. We could have. We really should have by now.

And why is that so but for billions disappearing into thin air, lining pockets of those connected?

Perkasa, and now some Bumiputra business association is asking for NEP to be preserved by another name. It's precisely NEP that's held Malaysia, and Malays back. Why work hard for something when you can get it for free is a very natural human condition. Without competition, there is no innovation. Necessity is the mother of all inventions.

UMNO keeps telling Malays they can't stand on their own and UMNO is their saviour. It's like a drug trafficker feeding drugs to the customer and then say you need the drugs. YOu don't want to go into withdrawal symptoms do you? It'll hurt. Vote for me. I'll continue feeding you drugs even though it'll take you to your grave much faster. But hey, as long as I give you drugs, I get my cash. See the gleaming dollar signs on my eyes? That's thanks to you, Malaysian sucker voters!

If we don't want to go the way of Greece (and the way this country is run, we will, one eventual day), we need open tender for all government procurements now, and we need to curb corruption fast. It is already a way of life for many in civil service and some private industries, but it is not too late to clean up. Above all, we should start with political corruption. When a government can pour tens of millions into a buy-election can get away from prosecuted for vote-buying, the cause of anti-corruption is already lost.

There is only one way to fix this. It failed in Hulu Selangor, and so it must start with Sibu. Let Sibu be the beginning of the end of BN rule.


Aminulrasyid To Blame, Says Psychologist - By Stephanie Sta Maria.

Posted: 05 May 2010 06:58 AM PDT

A clinical psychologist has stepped out to defend the men in blue following the shooting death of teenager Aminulrasyid Amzah.

Professor Dr Teoh Hsien-Jin, once an officer in the Territorial Army, said it was a clear-cut case - Aminulrasyid was at fault and that the police were just discharging their duties.

"The situation has been blown out of proportion," said Teoh, who is now the head of the School of Natural Health and Sciences in Sunway University College.

"People are overlooking a most important issue, which is that a minor was behind the wheel. As far as the law is concerned, he was in the wrong."

According to him, Selangor's crime rate has risen and additional police personnel have been deployed in the state who are primed to immediately react to any perceived threat.

"A speeding car pursued by a group of motorcyclists in the dead of night fits the bill," said Teoh.

"A lot of violence takes place after midnight. And police on this shift are usually armed with automatic firearms because they don't know what they will be up against. The usual procedure is to pull a suspicious car over and shine a torchlight inside, but they didn't have a chance to do that in this case. So, they opened fire," added Teoh.

"An automatic weapon sprays bullets. It is likely that a stray one hit the boy. I have handled firearms before and I can tell you an object moving quickly in the dark is almost impossible to shoot at. You just have to react and that is what the police did. They did not shoot to kill," said Teoh.

Why was a minor driving a car?

Teoh, who was also a Search and Rescue Base Warden in Australia, said cases of minors operating vehicles are becoming rampant all over the world.

He recalled a particular incident in Australia when a group of people took a ferry for a joyride and crashed it into his base.

"People are capable of all kinds of madness," he said.

"We usually get angry when the police don't do anything to stop this madness. But in this case they acted and now they are being condemned for it. The questions that should be asked are: Why was a minor driving a car? Why was another minor in the car and did he also take to the wheel? From my experience, the passenger always wants to have a go, too. And where did they learn to drive? A lot of crimes are caused by civilian negligence," he said.

Teoh empathised with Inspector-General of Police Musa Hassan who has been slammed for threatening to take his men off the streets following public outrage over the shooting of Aminulrasyid.

"He is frustrated. The police are understaffed and underpaid. The fact that this matter has become highly politicised is making them angrier. I really don't blame the police for any of this."

On the special panel set up to conduct an inquiry into the case, Teoh has his doubts. "What would it (the panel) uncover that the police haven't already?" he asked.

"We like to use the word 'independent' but what does that really mean? The panel will be going over the same reports, the same witnesses and the same facts. There will just be more chaos and I'm intrigued to see how all this will end."


Courtesy of Free Malaysia Today


Dayak Tuai Rumah….Dulu dan Sekarang

Posted: 05 May 2010 06:49 AM PDT

kayan-warrior-1Written by Dr. John Brian Anthony

A request from Sibu

I received a request from dayakbaru in Sibu asking for an article on Tuai Rumah / Ketua Kampung. I must admit that my knowledge of Ketua Kampung of other Dayak ethnic is not up to the mark. Let me be excused for taking the approach of writing about Dayak Iban Tuai Rumah which I know only slightly better.

Historically

A Tuai Rumah is elected by the long house for his courage, strength and vision. The election is when the Dayak Iban start to move to a new site and occupy new farming area. The Tuai Rumah will be the person "matak" or "pull" or "literally lead" the people into a new land area – in those days there are many physical  danger including tribal war.

The Tuai Rumah will decide on the long house site, the new farm land area. the new jungle to get their building materials, raw material for making farming equipment, tools and food. Thus "pemakai menoa" is used to describe such land used. From their farm land come "temuda" and from their temporary shelter comes "dampa'" and "tembawai". The Dayak open the land size of Sarawak and populate it to give it population even before the arrival of Brunei Sultanate, the Brooke, Colony, Japanese and now Malaysia.

Now that early Dayak migration is made to look like a sin by BN government. They wish they could turn the clock back – and put the BN cabinet Minister as Tuai Rumah so that the land they own now is more legal than legal through changing the land code.

What has changed in Tuai Rumah?

There are three substantial changes that I can think off.

1. The Tuai Rumah title and responsibility used to pass from grand father to son, and son to grandson – it is family linage. Now it is more like a person support PBB, PRS, SUPP, SPDP will appointed Tuai Rumah. There is no sense of ownership – just "political empty tin".

2. Tuai Rumah used to be well grounded in Dayak culture and tradition – now more Tuai Rumah are ex- government servant or budding businessman. Some have good knowledge of Dayak adat and culture provided they are not be overly patronize by politic.

3. Tuai Rumah are men who represent aspiration  of the people and serve the long house "anembiak". selflessly. Now Tuai Rumah must be registered by the Chief Minister's office and are paid monthly allowance for a substantial sum of $450.00 ringgit. Some Tuai Rumah correctly felt that they are "government servant" because the political leaders encourage such thinking approach.

What were changed by the BN government?

1. Tuai Rumah became a political appointee – eye and ears for the government. If you do not support the government you would be sacked from the position.

2. Tuai Rumah is made into  little Nepoleon politically and  later used by the government to suppress the long house political mentality and thinking capability in the name of progress and unity for BN government.

3. Tuai Rumah being made into "change agent "- working closely with the government department but with a price, a monthly allowance and surrender their freedom, culture and individual rights as required by political practices of BN.

What are the behavior of some Tuai Rumah today?

1. Many Tuai Rumah craved for recognition – to be promoted as Penghulu, become the right hand man of BN -ADUN, Many love to be seen sitting beside visiting VIP. It is maybe about feeling of a class above the anembiak.

2. Some even become the sleeping partner of businessman in land development or resources exploitation license. Their name are borrowed and abuse for license application.

3. A new generation of self serving, profit oriented, ball carrying and COWARD leader at ground level.

Excuse me

I must apologise for writing such sharp accusation against the Tuai Rumah as many of them are very good and brave people. Many fought to maintain the rights of their people to their NCR land, schools and socio-economic development.

Many are aware of world politics and issues development. Many can adapt well to the "control" of the BN government and lead with respect and dignity. There are many Tuai Rumah who are very objective, precise and intelligent – as long as they can withstand and manage the pressure from the government.

What should be the role of Tuai Rumah

  • He must be his anembiak representative without fear or favour
  • He must lead the cultural up keep, community adat and revival of Dayak language and value system
  • He must be the change agent by influencing with reasons
  • He must be the ultimate support for the long house in interacting with authorities and outside of community factors
  • He must be the disciplinarian and judge for the community
  • He must be the adviser and teacher for the community
  • He must be a man of HIGH INTEGRITY to be trusted

Conclusion

The BN government regards the Tuai Rumah institution seriously. The initial thinking is to make the Tuai Rumah an effective "Change Agent" and an effective complimentary support for government office's work.

However, the corrupted and idea bankrupt BN politician abuse this Tuai Rumah institution – making the institution much hated and scorn upon by the longhouse folk in many cases. The politician transmit wrong value system to the Tuai rumah by promising them many things in return for their support and vote in every election.

Slowly, The Dayak community become weaker as the leadership level of Tuai Rumah are made into a person who should  "ask no question", "speak no truth", "coward" in the face of Dayak land grab and being taken by government to be given to rich elite politically connected people.

However, there is a person like TR Nor of Sekabai  Sebauh Bintulu who fought the government tooth and nail over their land and win. Congratulation TR Nor – this is the bench mark of Tuai Rumah courage and persistency.

Many coward Tuai Rumah still "kow Tow" to the government even after their long house has been bull dozed to the ground also from Sebauh, Bintulu.

This article may need much correction and amendment by dayakbaru. I am open to the changes and suggestion as all i wanted is an improve institution for Tuai Rumah with new value system and approach. What we have today need to be changed and improved after PR take over sarawak. We will bring dignity back to the people through the Tuai Rumah.

For Tuai Rumah who is leading life as dayakbaru – i would only ask you to make specific suggestion to ensure that Tuai Rumah remain an institution that is a political and focus on maintaining the Dayak culture and sustain Dayak value system. Who ever you are – do not sell out on Dayak land. We will make unity the foundation of our future progress together.


Dayak Iban in Sri Aman P202 $5 dollars per vote last Parliamentary election, for Sibu maybe the Same as Hulu Selangor $65,000 per Vote, Do you think so?

Posted: 05 May 2010 06:13 AM PDT

"Pengundi Iban yang selama ini memang memihak kepada BN, sekali lagi tidak akan mengecewakan SUPP. Dijangka sekitar 75 peratus daripada pengundi Iban akan memihak kepada BN. Untuk pengundi Iban, sediakan sahaja kampit baja untuk lada, padi dan tanaman lain, serta atap, papan, dan peruntukan kewangan untuk membaiki rumah panjang mereka." According to Dr Jeniri Amir. Sarawakupdat16032010770e  Gambar Iban di Abok di lock up ngetanka Tanah NCR diri empu di rampas BN Taib.


Cops grill teen key witness for third time

Posted: 05 May 2010 05:10 AM PDT

The key witness in the police shooting of Aminulrasyid Amzah has been called in today for questioning by the police for the third time. According to lawyer for Aminulrasyid's family N Surendran, the deceased's friend, Azamuddin Omar, 15, will have to report to the Selangor police headquarters in Shah Alam at 4.30pm. Previously, Azamuddin was questioned by the police for three hours on April 28 and again for 30 minutes on May 1. Azamuddin was the passage in the vehicle driven by Aminulrasyid during the incident.
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Journalists not just 'regular' employees

Posted: 05 May 2010 05:09 AM PDT

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Straight Fight WoulD be Perfect, Says DAP’s Wong

Posted: 05 May 2010 04:18 AM PDT

SIBU: If he could have his way, Sabah DAP chairman Wong Ho Leng would prefer a straight fight against the BN candidate in the Sibu by-election on May 16.

But a 60-year-old former soldier, Narawi Harun, is set to play the spoiler role if he is really serious about his intention to contest as an independent. He has already collected a set of nomination papers.

Wong, who was met by reporters after getting his nomination forms, said: "This is democracy. We cannot stop him from contesting much as I want it to be a straight fight between the DAP and BN."

But if there is anything that bothers him is the news about people wanting to bet on the result of the by-election.

"This is not healthy. It should be stopped. The people should not bet on the by-election result but to vote freely," he said.

Narawi no stranger to polictics

Besides Wong and Narawi, BN candidate Robert Lau Hui Yew, 48, from the Sarawak United People's Party (SUPP) had a friend collecting the forms for him on Monday.

Narawi is no stranger to the local political scene. He stood in the 1995 parliamentary election in the constituency where he obtained 975 votes against the winner, the late Robert Lau Hoi Chew, representing BN, and Wong.

"I'm confident. I have actually made preparations for the state election but have to take this by-election as it comes along," Narawi said.

In the 2006 state election, Narawi withdrew after submitting his nomination papers for the Nangka state seat.

"I withdrew to give the chance to my cousin Abang Ariffin Abang Shebli of PKR in the contest against Awang Bemee Awang Ali Basah of BN," he said.

- Bernama


Lim GE is wrong on nuclear plant

Posted: 05 May 2010 02:45 PM PDT

Most of you dear readers know I admire Karpal Singh and politically favour the DAP, principally because of its 'Middle Malaysia' stand and its CAT (competency, accountability and transparency) policies, and lack of corruption.

But no I'm neither a member of the party nor a devoted supporter, unlike my erstwhile Facebook matey, Antares, who is a wonderfully devoted acolyte of Anwar Ibrahim wakakaka.

I also admire Uncle Lim Kit Siang for his decades of unfaltering commitment to his political ideals. I was particularly pleased when he achieved what could be his almost-swansong in seeing the BN denied of that magic 2/3 majority – mind you, not that it prevented the EC recently from unconstitutionally transferring over 200 voters out of Hulu Selangor without Parliamentary consent, proving that the BN and its apparatus don't give two f*s about the law.

His son Lim GE is OK I suppose, though I learnt he's a bit of a tight-ass, meaning he's real kiamsiap (ultra thrifty with money) which qualifies him to be a honorary Penangite wakakaka.

But I don't always agree with them. For example, as reported in Malaysiakini's Critics question need for nuclear power plan Lim GE and others (not forgetting sweetie Eli Wong) are against Malaysia's plan to build a nuclear power plant to be operational by 2021.

They throw in all sorts of arguments on why it would be dangerous, using Chenobyl and its disastrous meltdown as an example.

Chenobyl was never a typical example of good management of nuclear plants especially in the western world. In fact it was a gross example of all that were bad, crude and blundering under the old Cold War incompetency of the USSR – hardly a fair example of how a modern nuclear plant would be managed safely.

If we have had nuclear plants earlier or even had had plans to build them, Bakun would never have been necessary or conceived with all its attendant adverse ecological consequences.

The oft-touted misinformation that nations are leaning away from nuclear plants is what it is, misinformation or sheer nonsense. The USA is stuck right into it in a new energy strategy to avoid overdependence on Middle East oil, and likewise with China and India and their growing energy needs. Even oil rich Saudi Arabia has plans to build a few. Fossil fuel, no matter how much, will run out eventually.

Most efficiently run would be the French network of nuclear power stations. Wikipedia said that since 2002,
Électricité de France (EDF), which is the country's main electricity generation and distribution company, manages the country's 59 nuclear power plants - that's right, not one but 59 of them.

In 2008, it was recorded that these plants produce 90% of EDF's and about 78% France's electrical power production (of which some is even exported), making EDF the world leader in production of nuclear power by percentage. Just imagine, 80% of France's electrical needs are supplied by nuclear plants - they most certainly can give two fingers to Saudi Arabia.

The fact is nuclear power has become the primary source of electricity in France,
the highest percentage of nuclear energy in the world.

Now, does anyone want to argue with France about the potential for Chenobyl-like disasters in that country?

But the French aren't wanting for the winching Wendy's. They have already launched a new generation nuclear reactor, the EPR (European Pressurized Reactor).

Unfortunately there is an unfounded fear of nuclear power. As I mentioned in my post last year Damn those dams "Fire, as we know, is a good servant but a bad master. It's an old English saying which means that fire is very useful when it is under one's control, but very dangerous when it is not. Likewise with nuclear power!"

So I reiterate, I disagree with Lim GE's position on Malaysia acquiring a nuclear power plant, because if we fail to plan for one now, we'll be left so far behind we'll never ever catch up with our energy needs.


Why Tian Chua must resign before Musa Hassan

Posted: 05 May 2010 01:04 AM PDT

UPDATE: Video of Tian Chua speaking at a Ceramah just after his car RAMMED AND KILLED a soldier


Video courtesy of MELAYU BERSATU


ORIGINAL POST

In both incidents a person died.

In Tian Chua's case his car violently rammed 22-year old soldier Mohd Salleh Hamdan's motorcycle at such a high speed that his arm was severed in the accident. Tian Chua was in the car and was running late for a politiical rally. In my experience drivers do not speed without instructions from the boss, especially not on unfamiliar roads...

In the case of Aminul Rashid, the 15 year old boy was shot after he was spotted driving suspiciously and refused to stop on Polic instruction. Musa Hassan was not there, he was not directly responsible for the policeman on the beat's action and teh IGP certainly has not issued any blanket 'shoot-to-kill' ruling against suspicious persons, whether they are above 15 or younger.

So let us look at which person has a more direct responsibility for the death of a person in these two cases...

Tian Chua is the immediate superior of the driver, he is probably also the direct employer of the said driver and MORE IMPORTANTLY, he was in the car during the time of the incident and most likely was directly responsible for issuing an instruction for the driver to catch up with time as they were already late.

As a result of said instruction, the driver may have broken some laws and because of the speed and the driver's unfamiliarity with the road, he rammed into Mohd Salleh who was on the way to visit his mother.  If such were the case then there is clear link between the action of the driver, the ensuing accident and the instruction of the immediate superior.

VICARIOUS LIABILITY IS SHOUTING AT ME IN THIS CASE

While in the case of Aminul Rashid, one can argue that as the top cop, Tan Sri Musa Hassan is  responsible for the actions of the police force as a whole but surely he cannot be responsible for every infraction, misdemeanor, larceny or whatever else that they may be up to... otherwise every police chief int eh world would have to resign many times over every day

On the other hand Tian Chua could have easily told his driver to keep to the speed limit and don't risk an accident...

After all... any expert will tell you that no matter how fast you may go on a back road, the average speed will not go beyond 60km/h... if you don't believe me try it lah... over a distance of 60 kilometres, the most you will save is 15 minutes...and you would have to drive  like a madman to achieve that

what is 15 minutes if you are a good speaker, people will wait patiently but because Tian Chua decided that saving 15 minutes is more important than the lives of ordinary Malaysians he probably asked his driver to go fast... the result is the death of a 22-year old soldier, Mohd Salleh Hamdan and a grieving family


so I think before the Opposition ask for the resignation of Tan Sri Musa Hassan, they had better ask Tian Chua to resign because Tian Chua showed direct disregard for the lives of the average Malaysian while Tan Sri Musa Hassan never told the police force to take liberties with the lives of the public

Unless, of course they want to say that the solider's death is not as important to them... after all not a single Opposition politician has openly chastised Tian Chua for the accident and fewer still have moaned the death of Mohd Salleh Hamdan, a 22-year old young man who is on the brink of life..


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Armed Indonesian Batman-Wannabes Fight at Bukit Jalil Stadium

Posted: 04 May 2010 06:53 PM PDT

From The Star 5 May 2010:

Indonesians in show of violent force at stadium

KUALA LUMPUR: They came to the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil to attend a concert by artistes from their home country, but many of the Indonesian fans had more than just tickets.

They had come with bags containing parang and other sharp objects.

Two rival gangs later faced off outside the stadium where two men were injured on Sunday evening.
Deadly haul: Supt Abdul Rahim (centre) showing the weapons seized at the stadium last Sunday.

Police arrested 16 men and seized more than 40 weapons, said acting Cheras OCPD Supt Abdul Rahim Hamzah Othman.

"We saw some of them wearing white head bands and carrying sharp weapons.

"Surprised at our presence, all of them discarded bags containing sharp weapons by the roadside and fled," he said.

It is believed the two gangs met at the car park to settle an old issue.

All the suspects were picked up outside the stadium while trying to escape from the police.

"In the bags, we found parang, hammers, steel pipes, wooden sticks and sharpened belt buckles," said Supt Abdul Rahim.

He added that one of the two injured men was in critical condition at the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre's intensive care unit.

All the other men have been handed over to the Immigration Department for further action as they did not have valid documents.

The case is being investigated under Section 148 of the Penal Code for possession of weapons at a riot.

Note the Batarangs:



Berbeza, tapi membina akhirnya

Posted: 05 May 2010 02:19 AM PDT

Sejak dua dekad yang lalu kita orang Melayu bak kata orang kampong saya adalah dalam keadaan 'simpang perenang' maksudnya dalam keadaan kelam kabut.

Perbezaan pendapat dan pandangan tentang isu-isu politik, ekonomi dan sosio begitu jelas dan saya nampak ianya merupakan proses pencarian nilai murni yang telah hilang dari penghidupan seharian kita semua.

Saya mungkin berbeza pendapat dengan ranai orang dan yang ramai itu pula banyak perbezaan dengan orang ramai yang lain.

Keadaan bertambah menekan lagi apabila kita berhadapan dengan 'politcal,social dan economic invasion' yang orang Melayu nampak dari bangsa-bangsa asing yang mendiami negara kita yang berdaulat ini.

Keadaan ini tentang berlaku dengan bersebab.

DAN penyebab ini pun berbeza-beza mengikut pandangan ahli-ahli politik, komuniti perniagaan yang terdiri dari berbilang kaum orang-orang perseorangan dan sesiapa dikalangan ini yang lebih berpengaruh akan menguasai pandangan waktu dan ketika tertentu

Ianya akan berubah dari masa kesemasa mengikut isu yang sedang diperbahaskan.

Didalam sejarah pembangunan sesuatu bangsa perkara yang berlaku seperti yang kita alami ini adalah suatu proses yang lazim dialami oleh mana-mana bangsa yang sedang membangun.

Itu sebabnya dinegara Cina proses ini telah mereka lalui sejak 3000 tahun yang lalu; selepas satu dynasty timbul satu dynasty; 26 jumlah dynasty keseluruhannya dalam sejarah negara tersebut.

Didalam pemerintahan dynasty-dynasty tersebut masalah-masalah yang dihadapi rakyat bukannya kecil dan masalah-masalah itulah yang membawa perubahan dari satu dynasty kesatu yang lain sehinggalah sampai kedynasty Qing yang merupakan dynasty yang terakhir.

Dynasty Qing diakhiri dengan 'people revolution' pada tahun 1910 yang membawa negara Cina kesatu pemerintahan berparti iaitu Parti Komunis China dan dari saat itu banyak revolusi-revolusi berlaku yang membawa banyak 'adjustment' kepada system pemerintahan Cina.

Tetapi dalam proses itu negara Cina tetap membangun dan negara itu bukan sahaja sebuah negara yang luas dan besar ekonominya tetapi negara itu merupakan satu temaddun besar dan tidak ada apa yang mereka tidak tahu yang berlaku disetiap sudut dunia ini.

Berbalek kepada keadaan kita disini, Rakayat berpecah diantara kaum dan sesame kaum dan ianya jangan kita sangka tidak akan berakhir.

Kalau kita mengaku yang kita ini orang Islam seperkara yang kita wajib percaya dan unguli ialah, semua ini merupakan afa'al tuhan yang maha esa.

Bumi dan alam ini adalah kenyataan tuhan, dan dunia ini merupakan makhluk yang paling 'intelligent' jika dibandingkan dengan semua pemikiran manusia dikumpulkan sekali.

Dunia boleh membuat 'adjustment' dengan sendirinya dan kalau kita ikuti dengan teliti dari 'ice-age' sehingga sekarang terlau besar perbezaannya.

Semuanya ini adalah afa'al tuhan yang paling besar dalam proses membina dunia untuk keperluan umat dan penghuninya serta pemaparan kebesaran tuhan untuk kita tauhidkan.

Saya percaya dengan sepenuhnya bangsa Melayu adalah bangsa yang berdaulat, dan jika kita sabar menghadapi proses ini maka kita akan bangkit menjadi satu bangsa yang maju dan Berjaya.

Setiap bangsa ada sejarahnyanya tersendiri. Bangsa-bangsa yang maju sekarang ini semuanya menhadapi proses seperti yang kita sedang lalui.

Kejayaan mungkin tidak tercapai dalam masa kita masih hidup tetapi sudah cukup bagi seseorang yang bertuhankan Allah untuk memulakan usaha untuk generasi akan datang maka sesuailah dengan apa yang diyakini yang manusia itu dilahirkan untuk menjadi khalifah dimuka bumi ini.

Tuhan pun memfirmankan yang DIA telah menjadikan manusia itu berbeza-beza dan berpuak-puak untuk kita mengenali dan menghormati diantara satu dengan lain.

Bayangkan jika tuhan jadikan manusia ini satu agama, satu bangsa dan satu pemikiran, dimana letaknya kehidupan didunia ini?

Jika tuhan jadikan manusia dan umat hanya dalam satu pemikiran yang baik dan tidak ternoda, maka apa perlunya askar, polis dan apa-apa yang lain yang menghidupkan kebesarannya yang esa itu?

Bezanya sekarang samada saya dan saudara/ri tindakkan kita itu berada dalam sepenuh keredhoanNYA atau sebaliknya.

Carilah DIA dengan intensif, kerana DIA berpesan yang DIA berselindung disebalek yang terang.

Wassalam.


Sekian……………………………………………….Aspan Alias


The Star Opinion: Don’t Judge Teachers

Posted: 04 May 2010 06:52 PM PDT

Response to my letter Teachers' Complaints Valid and Reasonable.

From The Star Opinion 4 May 2010:

Don't judge teachers

REFERRING to the letter "Teachers' complaints valid and reasonable" (The Star, April 14), I totally agree with the writer that teachers deserve a break, including a little respect and sympathy. For those who think that teaching is easy, I believe they need to be in the profession before making that kind of judgment.

As a tuition teacher, my job is just to teach and I have no other non-teaching duties like attending meetings and co-curricular activities. Nevertheless, I still feel that teaching is not easy as you will encounter students with very poor performance and it is always a challenge to keep their mind focused and explain to them until they really understand what you are teaching.

One misconception many people have is that if you are good at a certain subject, you will have no problem teaching that subject. This is totally wrong as knowing the subject well and passing that knowledge to another person will require a lot of energy and more importantly, patience.

I always have Form Four Science stream students not knowing simple addition and subtraction of algebraic equations. These basic skills should have been mastered when they were at the PMR level.

At the SPM level, they should be concentrating on the new chapters but since they are not good at basic algebra, it will be a great discouragement when they cannot cope with what I am teaching.

As a result, they lose interest and start doing their own things or talking with friends during my class. To avoid this, I always have to keep their attention by cracking some jokes which is related to the subject.

Some parents may disagree with me by saying that it is the responsibility of a teacher to ensure students understand what is being taught. Well, perhaps I could offer them one suggestion: try to teach your child the subject you know the best and see how well he or she can understand what you are teaching – if the child is still paying attention after 15 minutes.

Parents have the right to punish their kids when they are not listening but teachers do not have the same right to do so nowadays. These days kids complain a lot even though they are wrong.

My point is, if we have difficulty teaching our own children for 15 minutes, just imagine if you are teaching 20 to 30 kids for four to five hours. Does teaching still sound easy?

TUITION TEACHER,

Ampang.



Karpal Singh tak dapat peluk sahabat lama

Posted: 04 May 2010 08:44 PM PDT


Karpal Singh dan Paramjit Singh adalah dua budak Punjabi yang sahabat karib. Keakraban mereka menjadi buah mulut di sekolah.

Mereka bersahabat dari masa tadika. Mereka berdua belajar bersama, jalan-jalan bersama, duduk sebelah menyebelah di sekolah, dan makan sama. Kedua-dua mereka mempunyai cita-cita yang sama untuk jadi polis dan berkhidmat untuk negara.

Hari ini adalah hari yang paling mereka sedih sekali. Ini adalah hari terakhir sekolah dan lepas ini mereka tidak akan bersama lagi di sekolah.

Dalam perjalanan pulang, Karpal mulakan perbualan. Dia berkata, "Paramjit, saya akan berpindah ke bandar lain untuk belajar. Say akan kehilangan awak."

Paramjit pun berkata, "Saya akan rindu pada awak juga sahabat ku. Tapi tiada apa yang memecahkan persahabatan kita. Kita mesti berjumpa sekurang-kurangnya sekali setahun."

Karpal bersetuju dan dengan air mata melinang, dua sahabat ini berpisah.

Pada mulanya, mereka berjumpa setiap tahun selama dua tahun. Tetapi masa mencemburui dan mereka mula sibuk dan meneruskan hidup masing-masing. Akhirnya mereka hilang perhubungan dengan masing-masing.

Masa berlalu dan Karpal Singh tidak jadi pegawai polis. Malah dia jadi peguam terkenal yang hanya nak kerjakan polis. Paramjit Singh saja yang meneruskan cita-cita menjadi polis.

Akhirnya pada tahun 2009, dalam satu kes mahkamah mereka bertemu.

Semasa itu, Karpal Singh mewakili seorang pelanggan. Dalam kehangatan berhujah, dia sudah menuduh hakim tidak adil. Terus dihadapkan ke mahkamah kerana menghina hakim. Pegawai polis yang terlibat dalam kes ini adalah Paramjit Singh.

Bicara punya bicara, akhirnya Karpal dihukum penjara untuk beberapa bulan.

Paramjit masuk dalam bilik jel Karpal Singh untuk menemuinya. Terkejut dan gembira Karpal Singh. Kedua-dua mereka berlinangan air mata.

"Kenapa kita berjumpa dalam keadaan begini?" Paramjit Singh berkata.

"Ah bagusnya. Awak sudah jadi pegawai polis. Saya saja yang tidak masuk polis. Ini kerana saya terlibat dengan politik DAP." Kata Karpal.

"Saya lama dengar pasal kehebatan awak tapi saya malu nak berjumpa seorang peguam tunda yang hebat macam awak." kata Paramjit.

"Pedulilah itu semua. Sekarang kita bersama akhirnya walaupun dalam jel awak...," sahut Karpal Singh yang begitu gembira bertemu Paramjit.

Karpal cuba bangun dari kerusi rodanya untuk mendapatkan Paramjit dan Paramjit pun berusaha membantunya bangun untuk berpeluk. Mereka sudah tidak jumpa lebih 40 tahun. Inilah pertama kali mereka berjumpa setelah begitu lama.

Memang satu saat yang begitu menyayat hati. Seorang rakan kena menjaga seorang sahabat dalam sel jel. Sayangnya mereka tidak boleh berpeluk. Kenapa?







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I Have Been Sodomised (II)*

Posted: 04 May 2010 08:23 PM PDT

I have been sodomised against my will by politicians who have abused the public trust to indulge in money politics.

I have been sodomised by the PKFZ scandal.

I have been sodomised by inept, self-serving, and morally bankrupt Indian and Chinese politicians who have mortgaged my civil and human rights to Umno and made me a second class citizen.

I have been sodomised because my country's police are too busy playing politics and disinterested in dealing with crime and corruption especially at the highest levels.

I have been sodomised as I am disqualified from certain government programmes because of my name.

I have been sodomised as I cannot get access to equal education because of my name.

I have been sodomised because narrow-minded, ultra-nationalistic cultural infants have ruined the quality of the schools, universities, and curriculum.

I have been sodomised because the MIC has taken the public's monies and flushed them down the drain in schemes like Maika investments.

I have been sodomised because parties like MIC, Gerakan and MCA are more interested in their crumbs from UMNO than in ensuring that all citizens are treated equally under the law.

I have been sodomised by conspirators who hide behind the Official Secrets Act and shield from the public just how they may be lining their pockets with public contracts and programmes, while they have the audacity to accuse others of being opportunistic and dishonest.

I have been sodomised because my fellow citizens like Teoh Beng Hock and Kugan get killed while in police custody and no one is charged for causing his death.

I have been sodomised because apparently no police officer has been held accountable for the torture of B. Prabakar.

I have been sodomised because my fellow citizens have been held indefinitely without being charged of a crime and denied their day in court.

I have been sodomised by uncouth racists who call me and my fellow native born Malaysians 'pendatang' and 'orang asing.'

I have been sodomised by foul-mouthed xenophobic who think they have the right to preach blatantly racist propaganda and paranoia.

I have been sodomised by feudal-minded, reactionary, sexist bigots because they want to deny women equal rights.

I have been sodomised by fascist-like, maniacal bigots who want to deny me my right to free speech.

I have been sodomised by Taliban-like religious terrorists because they assume that they have the right to determine others' religious orientation.

I have been sodomised by characteristically zealous religious hypocrites whom the BN cabal allows to prey on others, and who think they know how God wants us to lead our lives.

That's how badly I have been sodomised against my will. And for the record, I could reveal more instances of such abuse under the auspices of the BN cabal.

So, before you in the opposition get into any type of 'marriage proposal' with the UMNO cabal, be reminded exactly what we're dealing with.

That aside, for now I'd like an appointment at the prime minister's residence to discuss my experiences of being sodomised against my will.

G. Krishnan

*This is an excerpt from one of my earlier post.


UMNO Bila Nak Buat Sistem Tender Terbuka?

Posted: 04 May 2010 07:45 PM PDT

Ketua Pembangkang, Datuk Azhar Ibrahim (BN-Penaga), menuduh Kerajaan Penang tidak telus dalam sistem tender terbuka yang diamalkan oleh kerajaan PR setakat ini.

Soalan saya pada Datuk Azhar, UMNO sendiri adakah mereka mengamalkan sistem tender terbuka? Adakah Dato Azhar muka tak malu menuduh orang lain sedangkan diri sendiri kotor sehingga ke akar umbi?

Sebelum nak marah pada Kerajaan Penang, Dato Azhar patut menyoal parti dia sendiri. Yakni, bilakah UMNO sendiri hendak melaksanakan sistem tender terbuka? Rasanya Dajjal keluar nanti pun, UMNO tidak akan laksana sistem tender terbuka.

Macamlah UMNO kritik PAS tak laksana hudud. Dia sendiri kalau nak laksana hudud, alamat kena tunggu beberapa hari sebelum kiamat lah baru UMNO nak buat hudud. Mustahil parti yang rasmi kilang arak Guiness di Sungai Way akan laksana hukum syariah Islam.

MUSTAHIL. MUSTAHIL.

Lepas disoalnya UMNO, barulah dia ada hak menyoal kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang. Jangan ikut resmi ayam jantan, Encik Azhar. Berkokok sekampung, tapi ekor penuh tahi.
Jangan buat malu orang Penang. Kalau nak kelentong pun, jangan sampai orang tahu.

Tulang Besi
BN: Sistem tender terbuka Pulau Pinang tak telus
Mei 4, 10 4:33pm


Ketua Pembangkang, Datuk Azhar Ibrahim (BN-Penaga) hari ini mempertikai tindakan kerajaan negeri Pulau Pinang dalam pemberian beberapa tender yang didakwanya tidak telus.

Beliau mendakwa tindakan itu langsung tidak menggambarkan kerajaan negeri mengamalkan sistem tender terbuka yang berlandaskan prinsip CAT (Cekap, Akauntabiliti, Telus).

"Bagi tender satu projek di Taman Perindustrian Batu Kawan, ada lima syarikat yang memohon tender itu.

"Tetapi syarikat yang berada pada kedudukan kelima yang dipanggil oleh Ketua Menteri (Lim Guan Eng) untuk rundingan," katanya ketika membahaskan usul Terima Kasih Ucapan Yang Dipertua Negeri Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas pada Persidangan Dewan Undangan Negeri di Georgetown, hari ini.

Selain itu, Azhar mendakwa bagi projek Bukit Jambul Country Club, tender diberikan kepada syarikat Taiyo Resort (KL) Bhd walaupun terdapat beberapa syarikat lain yang disenarai pendek.

"Terdapat syarikat yang mempunyai keupayaan dan telah membuat keuntungan besar tidak dipilih, sebaliknya kerajaan negeri memilih syarikat yang mempunyai masalah kewangan," katanya.

Sehubungan itu, Azhar meminta kerajaan negeri mendedahkan minit mesyuarat berhubung pemberian tender bagi projek itu.

Azhar turut mempertikaikan manifesto DAP yang yang menyatakan bahawa setiap syarikat yang mendapat tender bagi projek bernilai lebih RM10 juta, perlu memberi sumbangan.

"Sumbangan itu untuk siapa, kerajaan negeri atau masuk poket siapa?" katanya.

- Bernama



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