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Posted: 05 Jul 2010 10:49 AM PDT
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"We go to places identified as hot spots to catch the culprits in the act. We listen for sounds of heavy breathing and kissing. We observe and wait for a while to get evidence for prosecution purposes. Then we move in and aim our torchlights on the young couples who are usually naked," says one such volunteer who reportedly have had enough. He is calling it quits after six years of nabbing 1,200 naked couples doing 'it' on the beaches in Trengganu.
Gee, this is one case of burn-out I never thought I would read about.
So what are the authorities going to do about it? Their plan? "Light up the beaches and intensify patrols at hot areas." Well, good luck in their fight against raging hormones! If years of patrolling the beaches has only resulted in more khalwat cases, it's obvious this approach doesn't work.
According to statistics from The National Registration Department, a total of 257,000 birth certificates issued between 2000 and July 2008 did not bear the names of parents. This translates into 2500 babies born out of wedlock monthly or 84 cases daily. In 2009 alone, Malays top the list with 17,303 such cases. That works out to 1442 cases a month!
What is shocking is not the number of illegitimate babies, but the high incidence of babies abandoned at roadsides or left at dump-sites, often to die. The young mothers have nowhere and no one to turn to. They see no other way out of their predicament.
While our leaders are lamenting the 'moral decline' among our youths, we have laws in our country that allow child marriages. Did you know that the marriage of children below the age of 16 is permitted with the consent of the Syariah Court? When a man old enough to be the father or the grandfather of the child is legally allowed to marry that child, that, in my view, is morally wrong, and bordering on paedophilia.
With the appointment of the first two women Syariah Court judges at the Putrajaya and Federal Territory courts, hopefully there will be greater protection and justice for Muslim women in the country.
Posted: 05 Jul 2010 08:45 AM PDT
First published in HartalMSM.
The average Malaysian has never met a Jew in person, though he's probably used Michael Dell's computers, installed Bill Gates' Microsoft software and watched Steven Spielberg's movies.
I'm personally guilty of all, and to top that off, I am also a fan of Mel Brooks - he of the History of the World Part I fame.
Dell, Gates and Spielberg are prominent Jews, but the truth is, not all Jews are smart nor are they dumb. Like every other race out there they are people; consisting of a mix of the good and bad.
For some, a Jew is simply an evil tyrant - one of the many who have brought on countless suffering on innocent Palestinian children.
Alas, but the mainstream media is just not considerate enough to drop the bias and perhaps admit that Hamas terrorists provoked attacks or "peace activists" on some aid flotilla may have brandished weapons while dealing with Israeli soldiers, resulting in a return fire.
After all, sensationalism sells and billowing smoke from "yet another Israeli attack" or a profusely bleeding child hovering between life and death makes for righteous anger.
This is not to say that the Israelis are innocent of wrong-doing.
What bothers me is that people are willing to be manipulated with so little information at hand. I have colleagues who spew hatred and venom against the collective race known as the Jews.
Worse are those who manipulate this sentiment to launch an attack against their enemies.
The B'nai B'rith asserts that Anwar Ibrahim spreads anti-Semitic propaganda and anti-Israel slander. Their belief is that Anwar Ibrahim is (in their words), "a purveyor of anti-Jewish hatred".
Given his proximity with key U.S. officials, I hardly think it is so.
But Anwar Ibrahim, in my opinion, is guilty of playing up to the gallery. As anti-Semitism in Malaysia is at an all time high, associating the ruling coalition (Barisan Nasional) with Israeli spies and accusing them of being infiltrated by Israeli intelligence personnel is an impactful move.
The impact is two-fold, nevertheless. Anwar's detractors have always been wary of his links with the U.S. His sudden burst of anti-Semitism isn't necessarily going to warm them to him.
More unfortunate are his unquestioning supporters, who are now increasingly convinced that the Jews are the epitome of all evil known to mankind and beyond.
Those who have till now remained impartial are now introduced to a political leader's nasty side, one that would enable him to spurn his friends to suit his personal ambition.
Given that the odds are indeed stacked against him - he is being accused of a ludicrous crime that isn't a crime but for Malaysian laws, and his political career is in dire straits.
What may be acceptable for a ex-Premier, long past his use-by date but still enthusiastically milking his once glorious popularity, is no longer acceptable for one who aspires to lead a nation in the future.
Posted: 05 Jul 2010 07:24 AM PDT
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Take a close look at the two photos below. Give it a wild guess, where do you think it took place? Without captions, many would suggest this a la ninja and a la Mafia ambush has taken place somewhere in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Iran or Sicily.
Malaysian security forces, to our knowledge, had never resorted to this tactic. But why not? When the instruction came from the higher athourity, its compulsory for the mission to be accomplished.
The photos are just segments of a video taken on May 4, 2010. It was shocking and insulting.
At about 7.20pm, the entourage of Sultan Kelantan was ambushed by about 25 police (UTK) personnel while he was on his way to the Pengkalan Chepa Airport where a private plane was waiting to fly him back to Singapore.
They hijacked, 'kidnapped' and forced him to Hospital Universiti Sains (HUSM) Kubang Kerian. Under whose directive was it has yet to be ascertained. However, the theory of a conspiracy for him to die soon can never be discounted.
So, this is how they treated a Sultan...
I will U-Tube the video very, very soon
Posted: 04 Jul 2010 11:51 PM PDT
Posted: 05 Jul 2010 12:30 AM PDT
Wah! Having been just appointed recently the "so -called Political Secretary to CM" has taken a bold step and have come out speaking against one of CMs prerogative appointed Assistant Ministers.
Everyone knows that Taib is under utmost pressure not only from the People of Sarawak but also from the UMNO led Federal Government. The Opposition backbenchers have been harping on CM outliving his usage and also the people are turning against him and he will be a thorn/blessing for the Opposition if he leads the Sarawak BN into the next State Elections.
We do not need to elaborate on this subject further but we are disgusted to say the least that during such turbulent times a statement of this sort is forthcoming . A political watcher and a close aide of CM said this should never have even surfaced in the Malaysian Mirror internet portal,"
"The current two-term incumbent Larry Sng Wei Shien is no doubt an assistant minister in the government. He is there because of the party and the voters. But once he has served his term, it is time for him to go because he is now not a party member," he said.
"We have told them we have a candidate to replace Sng. They have also pledged they will only support BN candidate in the coming election," he said.
Don't tell me that he was misquoted and that the internet portal has taken it out of context next..?? This will give the Pakatan opposition extra ammunition to attack the BN Sarawak Government.
"ONE HOLE CLOSES THEY DUG ANOTHER"
Honestly,Larry Sng remains a Sore Thumb to Parti Rakyat Sarawak(PRS) but the less the party harp on it the better it will be for BN Sarawak. This will be like opening another frontier of attacks when on one hand PRS says they have solved their party problems and the other looking to attack the CM from another angle. Seems that the Political Sec in question needs to seal his lips accordingly and do more written reports. He must have also made use of what PM Najib said in this article to try to justify himself," http://www.malaysianmirror.com/nationaldetail/6-national/44913-pm-wants-team-players-not-prima-donnas
I'm sure the CM's office is notified on this matter and he must be extra careful or it will be too full blown to wipe it out.
This statement ,""it is a traditional PRS seat and should belong to it." should be left to the CM to address and BN Sarawak Coalition knows bests what/who the groundswell favour on the candidates and the area which party represents.
Its not that simple anymore or is the Pol- Sec living in a Different Time Zone from the Other BN Political Secretaries.?? Does he need a POLITICAL GURU to remind him or is MADE TO BARK out instructions from the PRS Party Hierarchy and should we just bluntly tell him my friend,"
POLITICS CHANGES EVERY MINUTE……..
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Posted: 04 Jul 2010 02:26 PM PDT
From Noora Murni, via e-mail
The celebration has become a farce. The best teacher's day celebration ever for me was this year's, when a colleague and I had our own quiet and contemplative lunch at a restaurant where we toasted each other.
Posted: 04 Jul 2010 02:24 PM PDT
From Siew Wah, via e-mail
Posted: 04 Jul 2010 02:22 PM PDT
From tansencherian, via e-mail
It can also lead to other happy outcomes. Thus, I like to request that some of your Bollywood movies be shot in Sarawak and Sabah to help boost tourism in these states.
Posted: 04 Jul 2010 02:16 PM PDT
From GR Langworth, via e-mail
To delve into the reasons and facts behind this observation, this link may be helpful:
Posted: 04 Jul 2010 02:13 PM PDT
From David Mahadevan, via e-mail
So I really do recommend that the choices be understood (see the website suggested earlier, http://www.withouthotair.com/), the better for all of us to come to good decisions... more so for journalists on the issue lest misunderstandings are perpetuated in print. Of course I do not have a monopoly on mistakes - anyone can commit them!
Posted: 04 Jul 2010 07:10 PM PDT
From 5 July 2010:
Can you bow out
Think of how they all adore you.
Posted: 04 Jul 2010 09:52 PM PDT
I cannot help but be struck by the farcical excuse now being given for not having the MACC investigators go to London to pursue leads in what is obviously a highly delicate case that continues to grip the country. Contrast this to the actions of Joseph Breham and the French investigation team that came all the way here to investigate the Scorpene scandal.
Profoundly telling, isn't it, just how our MACC and the police has once again undermined its own credibility in the handling of a high profile scandal? Surely, the presence of the French investigation team here looking into the Scorpene case provides a vivid reminder of just how much our anti-corruption agency leaves to be desired.
Such are the 'virtues' of the Umno regime. For over two years now, its leadership has repeatedly bombarded us about the need for reform. We routinely hear about how Umno has to change; overcoming corruption, money-politics, complacency, and such must be foremost in reinventing and sanitising the image of Umno.
Of course, never articulated is what exactly has to change and happen. And beyond that, it leaves one wondering that if reforms are necessary, surely that means there are things that the government is clearly currently failing at. How often in the last two years have we heard the Umno brass say that Umno and Barisan Nasional must deal with shortcomings in its approach to governance? Why is it, then, that nobody in Umno and the government is held accountable for these failures?
One has to wonder, is this the face of a government committed to leaving no stone unturned to correct failed policies and one also committed to getting to the bottom of the various scandals, including the P.I. Bala affair?
Why is it that, Bala aside, we have not heard of the MACC investigating any of the others implicated in the alleged concoction of the second statutory declaration by Bala? Surely these various individuals also have not conveniently left the country for the MACC to bother with pursuing the investigation?
It seems many of our politicians continue to treat us the public with contempt. As I've said before in another context, it sure feels as if Umno is feeding us lots of pisang goreng that looks appetising, but is in fact made from rotten bananas. It is difficult to draw any other reasonable conclusion.
When Joseph Breham and his team arrived to look into the allegations of corruption associated with the sale of the submarines, our government, rather than being forthcoming seemed more intent on political posturing and dismissive of the investigation protocol.
So much for Umno reforming its old ways.
Indeed, it doesn't take much to see that on several fronts, Umno's rhetoric and actions do not add up at all, and this is especially so when it comes to getting to the bottom of other scandals, including the Bala affair.
The fact is, whichever government or Umno scandal it may be, we see more stonewalling and dismissive declarations by Umno's politicians than diligence and independence from the investigative bodies concerned.
But alas, when it needs to pursue frivolous sedition charges against a political foe, or to tie down the opposition leader in a legal tangle, the police and other investigative bodies can somehow suddenly operate at miraculous speed and efficiency.
And if the above is not enough, we can always expect Umno, as we have seen most recently again, to trumpet the rhetoric of Malay rights – and yes, the fear mongering of how Anwar Ibrahim is a threat to Malay unity.
Is it any wonder then, that the public has grown cynical and sceptical about this government?
Despite all the promises to bear better fruit, the Umno banana tree has been diseased for a long time and only produces rotten bananas. It is as true today as it has ever been for several decades, that the so-called guardian of uplifting the common Malay person and supposed protector of plural Malaysia is anything but that.
I am again reminded of the proverb that: jika batang mati, munkin cendawan tumbuh (where there is a dead branch, there's bound to be fungus.)
Surely, you still don't think it's possible to get tasty pisang goreng from rotten bananas?
Posted: 04 Jul 2010 09:32 PM PDT
Can't write much presently, but – TMI:
Where have I heard that name? Ah yes, further down the article:
Is it join Umno, get one free Federal Court approval day perhaps? :P
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