- A colossal victory abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government
- Kapan UMNO Akan Menutup Rumah2 Urut di Melaka?
- Undi Anwar bak berkhalwat dengan Mat Sabu
- MahatHIR What makes you think your appearance in court is just as a witness. We can foresee, you will be attending as an ACCUSED.
- Auto Wudu Washer, a first in the world Malaysian Innovation
- MCA president urges all to exercise and eat healthy
- Orang bodoh : dulu seorang sekarang sudah bertiga
- MCA Backs Down From 'Allah' Stand - By Boo Su-Lyn.
- PENJELASAN MENGENAI KONSEP 1MALAYSIA TERUS DIJALANKAN : TPM...
- SLOGAN 1MALAYSIA PERLU PENJELASAN TERPERINCI : DR M...
- COME JOIN THIS TAXIDRIVER’S MISSION TO GET MAHATIR BE SUMMON BY SUPREME COURT TO APPEAR AND DEFEND HIS USE OF ISA TO SILENCE HIS POLITICAL OPPONENTS
- Uniting the 'divided' race, or so it seems
- Drive Malaysian cars if want to enjoy the privileges
- Discount or Subsidy?
- Malaysians at the mercy of EBay and PayPal
- DAP, PKR should stop being a wuss with Ibrahim Ali
- Making a mockery of meeting rules
Posted: 03 Aug 2010 02:08 PM PDT
PUTRAJAYA, Aug 3 — Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin gave a stern warning today to MCA over its appeal for the government to rescind the ban on non-Muslims use of the word "Allah", after Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein admitted that the decision was regrettable.
Analyze this Newt and Palin.
It is a colossal victory for America. It is a great victory for the American people and the US constitution. Of course Imam Fasel Rauf and Daisy Khan are elated. The Rabbis and Priests of Lower Manhattan who supported the project deserve this moment and the American people honor them.
The opponents of the Cordoba Center have no legal or moral leg to stand on. They tried to stir up hysteria based on race-baiting and fear. They tried to steam-roll the First Amendment, and the tried to use bigotry and political saber-rattling. Fox News has been in the forefront of the Crusade that fuels Islamphobia in this great nation of ours. Some of the worst bigots in the nation danced around the dead bodies of 3000 Americans, of which about 300 were Muslim-Americans.
The same players did not lift a finger to oppose Strip Clubs, Escort Services, and Massage parlors which truly desecrate the memory of the fallen. However an interfaith center that has Jews, Christians and Muslims as Board Members was supposedly anathema to the opponents.
They were clever–they mislabeled it "Ground Zero Mosque", instead of "Lower Manhattan Community Center". The opponents then tried to use a ruse to stop the center by having it declared as an historical site. How many Burlington Coat Factory building are historical sites? Where were the historical site folks when a retailer had purchased the building?
Neither the Republican Party, nor the Tea Party can ignore the Consitution or make laws prohibiting the free exercise thereof
America is a nation of laws. The Wise men have spoken–the Burlington Coat factory is not a historical site. The Cordoba Center already owns the building. They can do whatever they want with the building. The following Wall Street Journal report gives us the details of the meeting.
The New York City Landmarks Commission unanimously voted Tuesday to deny landmark designation to the site of the proposed mosque near Ground Zero, paving the way for the controversial community center and worship space to rise two blocks from the site of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
The former Burlington Coat Factory building that will make way for the Cordoba House which some are calling the "Ground Zero Mosque" is seen in lower Manhattan on July 29 in New York.
The commission's chairman, Robert B. Tierney, said the building at 45-47 Park Place "does not rise to the level of an individual landmark." The 11-member panel is appointed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who has vehemently defended the mosque as an example of religious freedom.
The proposed community center has become the center of an intense national controversy, prompting opponents to call on the commission to grant landmark status in hopes of blocking the plan.
NEW YORK: A church in Florida, US, is reportedly planning to host an "International Burn a Quran Day" on the anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terror attack, a move that has been condemned by many Christians and Muslims.
The Dove World Outreach Centre in Gainesville, Florida, would host the event to remember 9/11 victims and take a stand against Islam, which it calls a "deceptive religion" and "of the devil".
The church is promoting the event on its website and Facebook page and has invited Christians to burn the Muslim holy book at its premises from 6 pm to 9 pm.
"We believe that Islam is of the devil, that it's causing billions of people to go to hell, it is a deceptive religion, it is a violent religion and that is proven many, many times," church pastor Terry Jones was quoted as saying by the CNN.
The Facebook page has more than 1,600 fans. "Eternal fire is the only destination the Quran can lead people to, so we want to put the Quran in its place – the fire!" the page says.
The church also launched a YouTube video to disseminate the message.
"I mean ask yourself, have you ever really seen a really happy Muslim? As they're on the way to Mecca? As they gather together in the mosque on the floor? Does it look like a real religion of joy?" Jones says in the YouTube video. "No, to me it looks like a religion of the devil."
Jones also said he has written a book titled "Islam is of the Devil", and that the church sells coffee mugs and shirts featuring the phrase.
Muslim and Christian groups have, meanwhile, launched a protest against the event.
The National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) issued a statement urging the church to cancel the event, warning it could cause worldwide tension between the two religions.
"The NAE calls on its members to cultivate relationships of trust and respect with our neighbours of other faiths. God created human beings in his image, and therefore all should be treated with dignity and respect," it said.
Another Facebook group with more than 3,100 fans said it stands "against the disrespect and intolerance that these people have for the Muslim people".
An Islamic advocacy group – Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) – has said it would give out 100,000 copies of the Quran to local, state and national leaders, in a bid to educate the public during the month-long fast of Ramadan.
"American Muslims and other people of conscience should support positive educational efforts to prevent the spread of Islamophobia," CAIR spokesman Ibrahim Hooper said.
The commission's vote – taking place under heavy police presence at a theater at Pace University in Lower Manhattan – is viewed as the principal municipal hurdle for the mosque, which is now free to move forward. Commissioner after commissioner said the building, constructed in 1857-58, is not unique and lacks the characteristics necessary for a landmark. Manhattan has more than 11,000 landmarked properties.
One opponent sat quietly in the audience holding a sign that read "Don't glorify murders of 3,000 – no 9/11 victory mosque."
As the commissioners left the room, an opponent in the audience asked if any of them had lost a loved one during the terrorist attacks. The opponent urged the commissioners to look into the cameras and "apologize for this disgrace."
"I hope Mayor Bloomberg is satisfied," he said.
But opponents of what is formally known as the Cordoba House said they're not giving up the fight.They saw Landmark protection as a Hail Mary play that would stop the project — and force the planners of the 13-story community center and Muslim prayer space to find another location.Last month, at a contentious public hearing, they accused the Landmarks commissioners of caving to political pressure from Mayor Bloomberg and others to support the center rather than considering the building for its historical merits. NY Daily News
Bloomberg called a Press Conference to discuss the issue. The Myaor has supported the project.
The project's sponsor, the Cordoba Initiative, describes itself as a pluralistic organization seeking better relations between the Islamic community and other faiths.
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Posted: 03 Aug 2010 10:28 AM PDT
Noh Omar, selaku jurucakap UMNO Selangor, menyalak-nyalak minta rumah2 urut di Selangor ditutup. Soalan saya kepada Noh Omar adalah bilakah rumah2 urut di Melaka akan ditutup sama?
Di bawah adalah gambar2 saya ambil sewaktu saya berada di Melaka satu masa dahulu. Maaf dipohon kerana gambar diambil pada waktu malam. Secara jelasnya, rumah2 urut bersepah di tengah2 Bandar Melaka. Namun, tiada pun UMNO sebuk untuk menutup rumah-rumah urut ini.
Juga, apabila diinspeksi, senarai barisan ADUN2 UMNO di DUN Melaka, dari 28 ADUN, 18 adalah dari UMNO. Ertinya, ADUN UMNO sahaja sudah cukup untuk mendapat majority 2/3 di Dewan Undangan Negeri Melaka. Kalau tidak percaya, sila semak di Laman Rasmi Kerajaan Negeri Melaka.
Malahan, apa yang akan dilakukan oleh UMNO adalah menyediakan sekolah untuk remaja2 yang mengandung akibat zina..
Sia-sia penguasaan "Melayu Islam" anjuran UMNO di Melaka yang berjumlah 2/3 di DUN Melaka. TIADA USAHA yang jelas untuk mengurangkan zina di kalangan remaja. Dari sumber saya di sekolah2 di Melaka, remaja Melaka menghadapi masaalah yang baru, yakni masaalah pelacuran.
Industri pelancngan yang begitu pesat di Melaka telah memberi peluang kepada pelajar2 sekolah di Melaka untuk melacurkan diri mereka, tidak kira lelaki mahupun perempuan. Maka, saya tak terkejut UMNO mahu menyediakan sekolah untuk remaja. Ini kerana, bukan setakat zina menjadi masaalah, pelacuran pun satu masaalah besar di Melaka di kalangan para pelajar.
Melaka adalah contoh betapa sia-sia menyokong UMNO sekiranya kita mahu melihat syariat dan hokum Islam berjalan. Melaka juga membuktikan UMNO tiada niat untuk menjalankan hokum Allah SWT. Bayangkan, majority UMNO 2/3 di DUN Melaka tidak mahu digunakan oleh mereka untuk menjalankan syariat Allah SWT sehingga pelacuran sudah menjadi masaalah di kalangan para pelajar sekolah di Melaka. Akibatnya, terpaksa Melaka menyediakan sekolah2 khas untuk pelajar yang mengandung.
Tak payahlah UMNO sebuk di Selangor. Di Melaka tu masaalah kamu lebih teruk walaupun kamu ada majority 2/3 dalam DUN Melaka.
Noh cabar PAS tutup pusat hiburan, rumah urut
Posted: 03 Aug 2010 09:19 AM PDT
Infused with pure religious values, Harakah's headline teaches us that sodomists belong in deepest darkest purgatory and whoever votes for him shares the burden of his multitudes of sin and will accompany him in Hell.
Interestingly. Harakah has found a wide berth for Mat Sabu to escape punishment for khalwat with someone's wife.
There is much we can learn from Harakah and PAS and how it developed the divine ability to absolve sin and raise sinners to sainthood merely by spouting hatred and lies in the name of their political Islam.
What else can I say
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Posted: 03 Aug 2010 07:50 AM PDT
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Posted: 03 Aug 2010 06:29 AM PDT
I refer to this excellent technological advancement made by a local Malaysian innovative company which has introduced the 'Auto Wudu Washer'.
I am not surprised at all to read some negative comments by some 'blinkered' commenter's who do not fail to see only the negative aspects of the spokesman being a Non Muslim and there are even those who choose to go ballistic in insulting the spokesman to be a Hindu .... exposing the commenter's apparent lack of wisdom in handling this subject.
Why do such folks fail to look out for the good that this product does and instead go on to insult others who are just out to help make things a bit more easier for those of us who live in an urban environment?
Islam is not a faith that teaches its adherents to live a life devoid of progress or developments. It is a faith that is suitable and practical in all and every imaginable environment or circumstances.
To me as a Muslim, it makes no difference as to who is the inventor of this automatic wudu' washer?
Mr. Anthony Gomez who is the inventor and founder of AACE Technologies Sdn Bhd has come up with a machine that dispenses water adequately for us to take our wudu' without wasting precious water.
What the hell is wrong with that?
Why do some folks have to be so petty and start questioning his self , race or religion?
The Prophet Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam prohibited us from wasting water when taking wudu'.
It has been narrated on the authority of Hadhrat Abdullah bin 'Umar (May Allah be well pleased with both of them), that the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) passed by a person performing wuzu. He (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) said: " Do not waste (water), do not use more water than you need it. "
In the Blessed Al Quranul Karim, Allah Azza Jalla reminds us in Verse # 31, Surah Al A'raaf :
Sahih InternationalO children of Adam, take your adornment at every masjid, and eat and drink, but be not excessive. Indeed, He likes not those who commit excess.
Tafsir al-JalalaynO Children of Adam! Don your adornment, that which covers your nakedness, at every place of worship, at prayer and at the circumambulation, and eat and drink, what you want, but do not be excessive; He truly does not love those who are excessive.
Thus, I see no reason why we need to make a fuss as to who invented this Auto Wudu Washer and start passing such negative comments with regard as to its inventor being Mr. Anthony Gomez, a Malaysian Christian?
So what if he is a Christian?
Don't tell me that these naysayers have not used or utilized any Non Muslim's invention?
Who has not used or taken advantage of Non Muslim inventions to date?
The aircraft that transports millions if not billions of pilgrims on the Hajj or Umrah trips...aren't they built by many Non Muslim craftsmen and aircraft engineers?
The ships that transport commodities and cargo from Muslim countries and nations...how many of them are built and crafted totally by just Muslim shipbuilders and artisans?
There are a million and one other items that I can use as an example to be built or invented by many Non Muslims out there. Have these naysayers not used any of them in their blinkered life?
This very computer and internet that we are now using...has it not been built or designed by Non Muslims in the first instance?
Please...break out of that self imposed shell of ignorance and try to see the world as it really is?
We all live in a world that is interconnected by Muslims and Kaffirs. Whether we realize it or not, we are dependent on each other in many ways that serve each others needs.
Try to see the world through the eyes of the optimist and Insya Allah, a thousand and one benefits will materialize before our eyes.
If you stubbornly still choose to view each and every thing with a closed and negative mindset, Wallahi, this earthly life as you know it will be definitely hellish in the sense that you have chosen to deny what Allahu Ta'ala has made permissive!
I call upon those of you my brothers and sisters in Islam to not constrict yourselves to such narrow-mindedness and make this advancement in technological beneficial devices designed specially to fulfill and meet our needs in adhering to a sunnah of the Blessed Prophet Muhammad Rahmatulil Alamin Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam which is to use water sparingly when taking wudu!
Just because it is a modern scientifically advanced and beautifully designed modern appliance ; there is no restrictions at all as far as even the ulamaks are concerned with the usage and promotion of this wonderful appliance.
Read what the scholars of Islam have to say with regard to this Auto Wudu Washer here in response to a question asking about the usage of this device?
To Mr. Anthony Gomez,
Thank you for your wonderful contribution to the world of Islam by creating this Auto Wudu Washer.
Know you that despite the narrow minded views of those few so called Muslims who fail to see the beauty of your creation, there are billions of us Muslims who appreciate your coming up with the Auto Wudu Washer.
It is up to Allahu Ta'ala to give His Guidance and Blessings to those who strive to make things easier for the Believers and you sir are undoubtedly amongst those whom He surely will reward accordingly for this contribution to the world's Muslims.
This machine will surely be of immense benefit to urban city centres and masjids that are located in modern facilities around the world.
Terimakasih tuan. Thank you sir. Merci! Gracias! Syukran! Nandri! Xie Xie!.......
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Posted: 03 Aug 2010 06:28 AM PDT
---->Thank you: Lee (right) presenting a token of appreciation to Chua during the club's 15th anniversary celebration recently.
MALAYSIANS have to adopt healthy eating habits and routine exercise to keep themselves fit for their later years, said MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek, who is also a medical doctor.
Speaking at the 15th anniversary dinner of the Senior Citizens Recreation Club in Seremban recently, Dr Chua urged Malaysians to change their attitudes and take better care of their health and fitness to ensure a quality living standard in their later years.
"Recent studies show that 80% of Malaysians over the age of 60 will develop one chronic disease. This is not good news and as long as we continue to overeat and not exercise, we are going to be a nation of unhealthy people.
"Because of medical advancement, the lifespan of the average Malaysian has increased.However, we have to ensure that not only do people live longer but that they also enjoy a good quality of life throughout those years," he said to a crowd of almost 1,000 guests at the Chung Hua High School in Seremban.
Dr Chua said an ageing population and decreasing birth rates — issues faced by most advanced nations today — could potentially impact a country's economic development unless steps were taken to minimise its effects.
"Social welfare is one of the aspects that needs looking into or eventually, it will be the younger population who will have to support the elderly.
"The retirement age should be raised to 60 years and part-time jobs should be an option for seniors," he said, adding that retraining of senior citizens could be an option to help seniors secure jobs in other fields upon retirement.
Dr Chua, who joined in the club's anniversary cake-cutting ceremony, also presented awards to club members.
State MCA chief Datuk Dr Yeow Chai Tiam, who was also present, said the state government's recent contribution of RM55,000 to the club and its 22 branches statewide was proof of its commitment to the well-being of senior citizens here.
"We are doing what we can. There are 2.34 million Malaysians above 65 years of age and at least 40% of them are facing financial difficulties.
"We should look into raising the retirement age and also perhaps providing a monthly subsidy for these older folk who have contributed to our nation's growth, " he said.
He suggested that an annual grant be given to active senior citizens' associations or clubs to enable members to carry out more beneficial activities.
"We also hope to see more multi-racial clubs where people can meet and mingle regardless of their race, religion or background," he added.
Club chairman Lee Sook Fun thanked Dr Chua for taking time off his busy schedule to join the senior citizens in celebrating the club's anniversary.
"Dr Chua's presence here today means a lot to us. Clubs like ours need support for us to be able to organise activities.
"Our gratitude also goes out to the state government which has provided us with some financial help over the years," she said.
Lee, 62, said the club was a place for seniors to meet and mingle with their peers and keep themselves busy with activities like karaoke and tai-chi.
"We have more than 400 members aged between 45 and 90.
"As most of us are retired, we cannot afford to spend a lot of money on organising activities for members. Clubs like ours are important as it allows seniors to keep themselves occupied and fit," she said.
Guests at the event were treated to a sumptuous dinner and entertained with song and dance by club members.
THE STAR (Tuesday August 3, 2010)
Posted: 03 Aug 2010 03:41 AM PDT
Posted: 03 Aug 2010 04:51 AM PDT
Tan Sri Muhyiddin bersetuju dengan Dr Mahathir yang slogan 1Malaysia masih tidak difahami oleh rakyat. Dr Mahathir telah dengan jelas memberikan pandangan beliau yang slogan itu membawa banyak masalah dan tidak difahami oleh semua pihak.
Saya bersukacita dengan kenyataan kedua dua pemimpin ini kerana saya pernah menulis tentang isu ini hampir setahun yang lalu didalam blog ini yang bertajuk "1Malaysia – satu Malaysia tidak faham' dan tulisan saya itu disambut dengan hangar bingar dari pembodek-pembodek orang yang berkuasa yang bernama dan bergelar itu.
Saya dihentam dengan kuatnya oleh banyak pihak; ada yang mengatakan saya ini bodoh kerana tidak faham apa itu 1Malaysia, sedangkan kanak-kanak sekolah rendah pun kononnya faham tentang slogan itu.
Semasa itu saya menjawab mugkin dalam 28 juta rakyat Malaysia ini, saya seorang sahaja yang tidak faham tentang slogan ini. Tetapi tidak seorang pun dikalangan yang mengkritik saya itu memberikan kefahaman kepada saya yang 'bodoh' ini.
Rupa-rupanya sekarang sudah ada 3 orang yang bodoh kerana tidak memahami slogan ini, iaitu, Dr Mahathir, TS Muhyiddin dan Aspan Alias.
Sekarang saya memohon supaya mereka yang ramai-ramai yang membodohkan saya dahulu supaya memberikan kefahaman kepada kami bertiga ini.
Mungkin Rais Yatim boleh memberikan kelas bimbingan untuk memberikan kefahaman kepada kami. Jangan pula meminta bayaran yuran yang tinggi kerana saya tidak berduit. Kalau nak hantar bill yang mahal-mahal hantarlah kepada Dr Mahathir dan Muyiddin.
Tetapi saya tahu seperkara yang nyata; iaitu puluhan juta ringgit telah dibelanjakan dengan menggunakan wang rakyat untuk melaksanakan kempen melalui media letronik dan cetak.
Banyak wang rakyat juga digunakan untuk membiayai pembinaan 'Bill Boards' yang merata-rata kita lihat sepanjang jalan Lebuh Raya negara kita.
Sesungguhnya slogan 1Malaysia ini merupakan slogan yang tidak akan difahami oleh semua pihak jika ianya bermakna lain dari samarata untuk semua termasuklah yang mengatakan saya bodoh itu.
Tak apalah, oleh kerana semua mengaku diri mereka pandai biarlah saya mengakui diri saya ini bodoh kerana tidak faham makna 1Malaysia ciptaan DS Najib itu.
Posted: 03 Aug 2010 04:36 AM PDT
The MCA attempted today to distance itself from the DAP although both parties had called on the government to lift the ban on the use of "Allah" by non-Muslims.
The Barisan Nasional (BN) component party's backtrack on their stand came after Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin questioned them earlier today for sharing the same platform as DAP.
"MCA does not share the same stand with DAP on the call to lift the ban on the use of 'Allah' by non-Muslims," said party president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek today in a statement.
Dr Chua added that MCA was merely echoing the wishes of non-governmental organisation Christian Federation of Malaysia after a dialogue with them during the party's presidential council last week.
"MCA is only voicing out the wish of the NGO since the issue has not been resolved when it was brought up last year," said Dr Chua.
MCA had urged Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein yesterday to use his authority to rescind the ban on the non-Muslims' use of the word "Allah" after the latter expressed regret over his predecessor's decision to do so.
Last week, Hishammuddin said his predecessor in the Home Ministry should not have banned the word "Allah" from being used by the Catholic Church and added that the decision will continue to haunt his ministry "for a very long time".
However, MCA's call earned a stern warning from Muhyiddin today who told them to accept the government's decision and to avoid triggering another debate on the word "Allah".
"Component parties must accept so there would not be a debate that will set off another situation which is already calm. I am not sure why DAP and MCA have the same stand in this matter. We know this issue became a heated debate which led to an unhealthy environment," said Muhyiddin today.
The BN deputy chairman also said that the word "Allah" is an old issue and that the government will stand by its decision.
Youth and Sports Deputy Minister Senator Gan Ping Sieu however rebutted Muhyiddin's claim and said that the word "Allah" only became an issue when the government decided to ban the word.
"We are not making the same stand with DAP," said Dr Chua.
"We only want to the Barisan Nasional Government to resolve the issue as soon as possible so that it will not be further exploited by the opposition," he added.
DAP stalwart Lim Kit Siang had also called on Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak to end the long-drawn out court dispute between the government and the Catholic Church.
Former home minister Tan Sri Syed Hamid Albar had imposed the word ban on the Catholic Church's newspaper, The Herald, two years ago.
Syed Hamid had temporarily allowed the conditional use of the word "Allah", only to rescind the government gazette later.
He had then cited fears that the use of word outside an Islamic context would confuse Muslims.
The Catholic Church has since taken the home minister to court early last year, challenging the ban slapped on its weekly newspaper, The Herald, after the ministry threatened to revoke its annual publishing permit.
In a landmark judgment last New Year's Eve, High Court judge Datuk Lau Bee Lan ruled the Catholic Church has the constitutional right to use the word and that it was not exclusive to the religion of Islam, as the ministry had claimed.
But the home ministry filed an appeal against the High Court decision in February and won a stay, preventing the Catholic Church from using the word until the case is dealt with in the Court of Appeal.
Courtesy of The Malaysian Insider
Posted: 03 Aug 2010 02:52 AM PDT
PUTRAJAYA, 3 Ogos (Bernama) -- Langkah untuk memberi penjelasan mengenai konsep 1Malaysia memang wajar dilakukan dan sedang dijalankan oleh kerajaan untuk memberi penerangan secara terperinci kepada rakyat mengenainya, kata Timbalan Perdana Menteri Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
Beliau yang bersetuju dengan pandangan bekas Perdana Menteri Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad berkata kerajaan tidak menjangkakan rakyat akan dapat memahami konsep itu selepas setahun ia diperkenalkan oleh Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak dalam pentadbirannya.
Bagaimanapun, katanya terdapat rakyat yang sudah mula dapat memahaminya."Kerajaan memberi penjelasan, mengadakan pelbagai program untuk rakyat agar lebih memahami tentang apa yang dimaksudkan tentang gagasan 1Malaysia.
"Kita jangka mungkin dalam satu tempoh akan datang, semua orang akan dapat memahami ertinya yang sebenar, tidak ada salah tafsiran tentang apa yang dimaksudkan gagasan 1Malaysia," katanya kepada pemberita selepas mempengerusikan mesyuarat Jawatankuasa Kabinet Pembangunan Belia di sini hari Selasa.
Beliau berkata demikian ketika mengulas mengenai pandangan Dr Mahathir semalam yang mahu kerajaan menjalankan program penerangan secara menyeluruh bagi memperjelaskan konsep 1Malaysia secara terperinci kepada seluruh masyarakat berbilang kaum di negara ini bagi mengelak berlakunya kekeliruan.
Muhyiddin berkata wujud kecenderungan tafsiran mengenai konsep itu dibuat mengikut pandangan kelompok tertentu berbanding yang dijelaskan oleh Perdana Menteri.
"Perdana Menteri menjelaskan gagasan ini adalah gagasan yang berteraskan perlembagaan negara. Itu yang paling kukuh dan apa pun tafsirannya, ia tidak seharusnya lari daripada apa yang terkandung dan semangat yang ada dalam perlembagaan.
"Baik dalam soal hak kaum bumiputera, bahasa, budaya, kedudukan raja dan agama. Apapun ia tidak seharusnya lari daripada itu," katanya.
Beliau berkata yang pastinya gagasan 1Malaysia adalah satu perkara yang dinamik, ia bukan statik dan pasti ada pihak yang cuba mentafsirkan mengikut kehendak masing-masing.-- BERNAMA
Posted: 03 Aug 2010 02:46 AM PDT
GEORGE TOWN, 2 Ogos (Bernama) -- Penjelasan terperinci dan menyeluruh berhubung slogan 1Malaysia wajar diberi bagi mengelak pandangan dan pendapat berbeza dalam kalangan masyarakat pelbagai kaum, kata bekas Perdana Menteri Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
"Saya bercakap dengan orang Cina, orang Melayu, masing-masing ada pendapat berbeza dan tidak boleh disatukan, saya berpendapat satu penjelasan perlu dibuat," katanya kepada pemberita di sini pada Isnin.
Dr Mahathir, yang juga Yang Dipertua Pertubuhan Kebajikan Islam Malaysia (Perkim) berkata demikian pada sesi soal jawab sempena Multaqa Yang Dipertua Perkim bersama Guru-guru Pendidikan Islam dan warga Perkim peringkat zon utara di sini pada Isnin.
"Mereka (rakyat) tidak tahu yang mana satu, yang mana untuk orang Cina dan yang mana untuk orang Melayu. Kalau suruh saya buat penjelasan, mana saya tahu bukan saya yang buat slogan itu," katanya. .-- BERNAMA
Posted: 03 Aug 2010 12:58 AM PDT
Posted: 02 Aug 2010 04:15 PM PDT
By Zefry Dahalan
According to reports, the Malays are split along the lines of Umno, PAS and PKR, which was even acknowledged by former premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
Posted: 02 Aug 2010 02:24 PM PDT
From Zakay A Rehman, via e-mail
Petrol prices at the pump in Malaysia are cheaper than its neighbours due to the government of Malaysia using her income to pay for the price difference or subsidies.
Posted: 02 Aug 2010 11:08 PM PDT
Don't play with bumi discount fire, warns UMNO Information Chief Ahmad Maslan. Tony Pua is not supposed to talk about it anymore as he can next be accused of sedition or incitement.
Well, if that is how much Ahmad Maslan wants that discount, honestly as far as I am concerned he can have it.
But let us call a spade a spade and nothing else.
Is that discount? Wikipedia says "Discounts and allowances are reductions to a basic price of goods or services." It further adds:
"They can occur anywhere in the distribution channel, modifying either the manufacturer's list price (determined by the manufacturer and often printed on the package), the retail price (set by the retailer and often attached to the product with a sticker), or the list price (which is quoted to a potential buyer, usually in written form).
There are many purposes for discounting, including; to increase short-term sales, to move out-of-date stock, to reward valuable customers, to encourage distribution channel members to perform a function, or to otherwise reward behaviors that benefit the discount issuer. Some discounts and allowances are forms of sales promotion."
Wikipedia goes on to explain in greater detail the various kinds of discounts offered or one might encounter and i have reproduced its content's page here:
There is something about the characteristics of a discount that maybe ought to be explained. If we were to take the definitions given above, the discount ought to be the difference between the list or approved price the manufacturer offers and the price actually paid by the buyer.
In the case of a developer of properties his calculations of price of individual units don't matter as much as what he hopes to receive from the sale of the entire development. As long as that global figure is achieved the developer cares little about who buys at what price.
So the developer is now forced to sell to the bumis at a discount 30% of the units. Now let us say that the development is made up of 10 units of identical bungalows. Now, it is not only the individual units that the developer has to build, but he has to also provide common amenities like roads, swimming pool, guard house etc. He may have worked out the entire cost of the project, including land to be, say, RM10 million. He may want to make RM10 million in profit. In which case he would need sell the entire project of 10 bungalows for RM20 million. Therefore, he would need to price each unit at RM2 million.
Now, if 30% or 3 units are to be sold to bumis at a discount of 5% it would seem like the developer will have to sell these at RMRM1,900,000 each. If that were to be all, the developer suffers a loss of RM300,000. Now, if this is what has been happening, we should have a long time ago heard from the developers complaints about their sacrifices. But no. They have been silent. In fact they have acquiesced the implementation of this discount policy quite happily just so that they will be able to get all their necessary approvals. But this is not what happens, is it?
The RM300,000 loss is now added on to the price of the remaining 7 units so that they bear that "loss". The non-bumis have to cough up at least RM42,850 using simple calculations. Sure all you mathematicians out there can work out the more precise figures so that the bumi price is actually 5% less than the non-bumi price. I never claimed to be good at maths anyway.
Unlike the discounts that we see in stores where the seller is making a sacrifice for whatever reason. Here the seller, the developer is NOT making any sacrifice. the seller makes his RM10 million. The non-bumi buyers are asked to pay for and on behalf of the bumis their so called "discount"!! Basically this is a direct subsidy by the non-bumi buyers for the bumis who buy.
As I said earlier, I am quite agreeable about paying on behalf of my bumi countrymen. Just don't call it discount. Call it subsistence. Call it subsidy. Just don't call it discount for heaven's sake.
Posted: 02 Aug 2010 02:22 PM PDT
From Lim Kuan, via e-mail
When you lodge a complaint, they are unable even to identify whether the complainant is a buyer or seller. They either do not bother to read the complaint or are just inept. Quite often they do not bother to respond at all.
Posted: 02 Aug 2010 02:16 PM PDT
From Khim Tee, via e-mail
So DAP, PKR if you don't have balls, please sit down and stop playing gentlemen. It's time to separate the boys from men. This guy MUST be stopped before the country explodes, do you now understand gentlemen of DAP and PKR?
Posted: 02 Aug 2010 02:13 PM PDT
From Guna Sega, via e-mail
Later, in your website and other media reported that all the PTAs agreed to channel the allocation directly to school.
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