Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Mampukah kita Berhijrah?

Mampukah kita Berhijrah?


Mampukah kita Berhijrah?

Posted: 07 Dec 2010 02:33 PM PST

Semalam seluruh umat Islam merayakan Ma'al Hijriah. Negara kita juga tidak terkecuali memperingati awal Muharam setiap tahun. Peristiwa Hijriah merupakan peristiwa besar dalam sejarah Islam dalam mana Junjungan Besar Muhammad saw bersama-sama sahabat-sahabat Baginda memulakan perjalanan keMadina Al-Munawarah sebagai salah satu afa'al Tuhan dalam mempekembangkan makalah Islam.

Demi perkembangan agama yang suci ini Muhammad saw meninggalkan Kota Makkah menuju ka Madinah dan dari Madinalah Islam berkembang kesuluruh pelusuk dunia khususnya semasa Islam diwariskan tanggungjawab perkembangannya kepada Khalifah-Khalifah Ar-Rashidin selepas wafatnya Muhammad saw.

Tidak payahlah rasanya untuk bercerita tentang perjalanan Junjungan Besar kita itu kerana itu semua diketahui oleh semua umat Islam. Kita semua sudah tahu bagaimana Baginda disambut oleh kaum Ansar dan khajraj dengan baik setibanya Baginda diMadinah dan itu semuanya merupakan afa'al Allah dalam proses memperkembangkan Agama suci ini.

Tetapi yang lebih penting ialah kita mengambil iktibar dan pelajaran dari peristiwa ini didalam kontek 'maknawinya'. Sesungguhnya ianya melambangkan yang Hijrah itu merupakan salah satu proses bagi kemajuan dan perkembangan umat. Segala yang berlaku kepada Junjungan kita itu merupakan elemen-elemen yang wajib kita lakukan dalam kehidupan kita untuk kemajuan.

Seandainya tidak ada peristiwa ini umat manusia mungkin tidak dapat menerima kenyataan yang jika kita ingin maju dan berjaya hijrah itu adalah satu unsur yang sangat penting untuk kita lakukan. Satu unsur yang terpenting dalam memahami Hijrah itu ialah untuk kemajuan, perjalanan hidup kita tidak boleh statik. 'Mobility' secara fisikal, pemikiran serta sikap itu wajib untuk kemajuan kita dan masyarakat kita. Kita perlukan hijrah dan tidak boleh statik.

Itulah sebabnya kita dibenarkan berijtihad asalkan kita tidak lari dari tali Allah dan syariatnya yang telah ditetapkan itu. Itulah sebabnya Saidina Ali karramallah huwajha sentiasa berijtihat tetapi tidak lari dari asas hukum dan hakam yang telah disyariatkan. dan berijtihad itu mestilah dilakukan oleh Muslim yang penuh dengan ilmu Agama dan Ketuhanan.

Peristiwa Hijrah ini juga mengingatkan kita yang kita wajar berubah dalam mencari kebaikkan jika terpaksa. Rasullallah bertindak untuk berhijrah apabila keadaan diMakkah sudah tidak dapat memberikan perkembangan Agama Islam semasa itu dengan ancaman terhadap diri Baginda sendiri. Maka turun perintah keatas Baginda untuk berhijrah dan segala yang berlaku keatas junjungan kita itu adalah dituntut untuk kita lakukan jika sampai waktu dan masanya didalam kehidupan kita.

Orang-orang dari tanah besar Cina bertindak untuk berhijrah kerana masalah dinegara itu semasa pemerintahan Dinasti Qing dahulu. Kerana tekanan yang hebat dari pemerintah rakyat negara tersebut telah menentang kezaliman Dinasti Qing dengan mengadakan revolusi rakyat pada tahun 1910 dan selepas itu ramailah rakyat Cina telah lari dan berhijrah termasuklah keSemenanjung Tanah Melayu (Malaya).

Apabila pemerintahan yang tidak mahu berubah; rasuah dan salah gunakuasa tidak dapat diperbaikki, maka revolusi rakyat telah menamatkan pemerintahan Dinasti Qing pada tahun 1910. Dinasti itu merupakan Dinasti yang terakhir dari sejumlah 26 Dinasti yang telah memerintah tanah besar Cina sebelum itu. Kejatuhan kerajaan Qing ini kita jadikan pelajaran; sekuat mana pun kerajaan itu, jika tidak berhijrah dan berubah, maka rakyat yang ramai akan melakukan penghijrahan dan meninggalkan mereka.

Jika kerajaan disaluti oleh gejala-gejala yang buruk dan tidak mahu berubah maka Hijrah Rakyat itu akan meruntuhkan kerajaan tersebut dan digantikan dengan pentadbiran yang baru. Rakyat sentiasa mengharapkan dan menantikan untuk menerima penghijrahan itu, seperti penerimaan penghijrahan Muhammad saw dan kaum Muhajirin oleh kaum-kaum Ansar dan Khajrah diMadinah itu.

Bagi kita yang sentiasa berfikir tidak akan terlepas pemikiran kita untuk melihat perubahan kepada mereka yang memerintah kita. Masalah yang kita hadapi sekarang tidak ubah seperti apa yang berlaku dizaman pemerintahan Qing diCina dahulu. Pemerintahan Qing tidak mahu berubah dan pemimpin-pemimpin mereka merasakan mereka kebal dan kuat. Akhirnya segala kekebalan dan kekuatan Dinasti Qing itu telah diranapkan oleh revolusi rakyatnya pada tahun 1910 dahulu.

Itulah sebabnya parti yang memerintah mesti berubah dan berhijrah cara pemikiran untuk kebaikkan rakyat untuk mengekalkan tampuk pemerintahan. Imej dan persepsi rakyat mesti bertukar kepada persepsi yang baik. Blog ini beberapa posting yang lepas tidak lupa untuk menginagati kerajaan yang memerintah sekarang ini untuk memperbetulkan sikap dan imejnya dimata rakyat. Pemimpin kita amat perlukan penghijarahan dari segi sikap dan perangai serta menjadi pemimpin negara yang sebenar-benarnya berdaulat.

Saya takuti jika pemimpin kita tidak mahu berhijrah kepada yang baik dan meninggalkan sikap buruk yang ada pada hari ini, adalah ditakuti rakyatlah yang akan berhijrah kali ini. Kita merasakan yang salah satu dari dua pihak; rakyat atau kerajaan mesti berhijrah.

Jika Kerajaan yang berhijrah, ianya bermakna yang kerajaan dan pemimpin akan berubah sikap. Jangan ada dikalangan pemimpin yang mencuri harta rakyat secara 'habitual' melalui rasuah dam salah laku, maka rakyat hampir pasti berhijrah dan meninggalkan kita. Muhammad saw meninggalkan Makkah kerana kaumnya tidak mahu berubah kepada kebaikkan.

Itulah dalam posting yang lepas saya bertanya; kalaupun UMNO mahu berubah dan berhijrah kepada kebaikkan sempatkah rakyat melihatnya dan menukar persepsi kepada kerajaan itu? Selalunya untuk rakyat kembali percaya kepada kita kadangkala memakan masa satu atau dua dekad.

Penutupnya, saya mengambil kesempatan ini untuk mengucapkan Salam Ma'al Hijrah kepada semua dan kita, terutamanya mengambil iktibar dengan baik terhadap peristiwa besar dalam sejarah dunia ini. Bagaimana kita hendak menyangkal kebesaran peristiwa ini kerana ianya melibatkan jujungan kita Muhammad saw.

Jika ianya melibatkan peristiwa yang berkaitan dengan Muhammad saw, pastinya kejadian itu menjadi pelajaran yang baik bagi kita untuk melakukan hijrah jika terpaksa. Yang pentingnya hijrah wajar dilakukan seperti yang dilakukan oleh Muhammad saw.


Malaysia Practiced Widespread Torture

Posted: 07 Dec 2010 10:24 AM PST

"The Malaysian government does not punish officers for their actions. Instead, it trains officers how to conduct caning and pays them a bonus for each stroke. Many double their income through their caning work. Others take bribes to intentionally miss, sparing their victims"
 - Amnesty International -


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Malaysia: Torture practiced systematically in widespread caning

The Malaysian government must immediately end the practice of judicial caning, which subjects thousands of people each year to systematic torture and ill-treatment, leaving them with permanent physical and psychological scars, Amnesty International said today in a new report.

A Blow to Humanity provides an in-depth look at Malaysian caning, which leaves victims, including many foreigners seeking asylum, with little recourse, support or hope. Many have no understanding of the charges or fate that awaits them.

"Caning in Malaysia has hit epidemic proportions," said Sam Zarifi, Amnesty International's Asia-Pacific Director. "In every case that we examined, the punishment amounted to torture, which is absolutely prohibited under any circumstances."

In recent years, Malaysia has increased the number of penal offenses subject to caning to more than 60. Since 2002, when Parliament made immigration violations such as illegal entry subject to caning, tens of thousands of refugees and migrant workers have been caned.

In Malaysian prisons specially trained caning officers tear into victims' bodies with a metre-long cane swung with both hands at high speed. The cane rips into the victim's naked skin, pulps the fatty tissue below, and leaves scars that extend to muscle fibre. The pain is so severe that victims often lose consciousness.

The Malaysian government does not punish officers for their actions. Instead, it trains officers how to conduct caning and pays them a bonus for each stroke. Many double their income through their caning work. Others take bribes to intentionally miss, sparing their victims.

State-employed doctors also play an integral role in caning. They examine victims and certify their fitness to be caned. When victims lose consciousness during caning, they revive them so the punishment can continue. After caning, some victims suffer long-term physical disabilities.

"The role that Malaysian doctors play in facilitating deliberate pain and injury through caning is absolutely contrary to international medical ethics," said Sam Zarifi. "Instead of treating the victims, doctors are assisting in their torture and ill-treatment."

Malaysian officials and state employees who are complicit in torture are liable to prosecution worldwide under universal jurisdiction for grave human rights crimes such as these, Amnesty International said.

Judicial caning was originally imposed under British colonial rule in the 19th century. Under international law, all judicial corporal punishment constitutes torture or other ill-treatment, which is prohibited in all circumstances.

Refugees who fled torture and forced labour in Myanmar told Amnesty International how Malaysia (which does not recognize refugees) caned them for immigration violations, sometimes repeatedly. In Indonesia, Amnesty International met migrant workers deported by boat from Malaysia; 63 of the men had been caned.

"Neighbouring countries significantly contribute to Malaysia's economy by sending tens of thousands of migrant workers," said Sam Zarifi. "Indonesia and other migrant-sending countries should insist that Malaysia stop caning their citizens."

Amnesty International called on the Malaysian government to:
• Enact immediately a moratorium on caning punishment in all cases, with a view to its abolition;
• Ratify the UN Convention Against Torture and its Optional Protocol, as well as the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights;
• Amend legislation to treat immigration violations as administrative offences rather than crimes punishable by prison or corporal punishment.

Read the Amnesty International Full Report "A Blow To Humanity" HERE


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Mimpi Malaysia di Korea Selatan

Posted: 07 Dec 2010 08:23 AM PST

(Pertama kali disiarkan di Sinar Harian, 7 Disember 2010)

Mimpi Malaysia di Korea Selatan

Bukan lagi perkara luar biasa untuk bertemu dengan anak-anak muda yang bercita-cita untuk meninggalkan negara.

Bagi yang lebih bernasib baik dan berkelayakan, Kad Hijau Amerika Syarikat atau taraf penduduk tetap di Singapura menjadi jalan keluar kepada belenggu ini.

Untuk yang tiada peluang sebegini, saya percaya ramai yang terus tidak ambil pusing tentang apa berlaku di persekitaran mereka dan hanya hidup untuk memenuhi keperluan asas harian.

Bagi saya, keyakinan untuk terus menjanjikan perubahan dan membawa harapan baru datang daripada penghayatan terhadap sejarah negara.

Semasa negara ini bermula, para pemimpin dahulu merangka rancangan-rancangan yang dapat membawa Malaysia ke hadapan dalam masa singkat.

Pemimpin-pemimpin dahulu menubuhkan Felda untuk menyelesaikan masalah kemiskinan tegar di luar bandar.

Kita pernah membuka Maktab Perguruan di Kirkby, Liverpool untuk melahirkan kumpulan pendidik terbaik dengan pantas bagi mengasuh anak-anak bangsa di tanah air.

Perkara sama juga dapat dilihat apabila pada tahun 1970-an Petronas ditubuhkan agar hasil minyak yang melimpah itu dapat diuruskan dengan lebih cekap bagi mempercepatkan pembangunan negara.

Hasilnya, penduduk pedalaman tidak hidup kelaparan. Guru-guru mendapat latihan bertaraf dunia dapat dilahirkan dengan cepat. Pembangunan dapat dilaksanakan dengan cepat hasil pengurusan sumber minyak yang cekap.

Sudah tentu, akibat lupa dengan hasrat murni pemimpin dahulu, maka lahirlah kecacatan di sana-sini dalam sistem yang wujud sejak kelahiran negara kita.

Saya dapat melihat bagaimana sejarah pembinaan negara ini diulang tayang semasa lawatan saya ke Korea Selatan minggu lepas untuk menghadiri jemputan persidangan Kepimpinan Wanita Global dari 29 – 30 November.

Tujuan utama persidangan itu untuk berbincang dan belajar dengan pemimpin-pemimpin wanita dari seluruh dunia tentang peranan dan pengupayaan kepimpinan generasi muda untuk pembangunan demokrasi dan ekonomi negara masing-masing.

Sejarah pembangunan ekonomi Korea Selatan dan Malaysia menjadi contoh bagaimana Korea Selatan berjaya maju jauh ke depan. Korea Selatan berada dalam keadaan lebih miskin dari Malaysia pada tahun 1960-an. Ia tidak memiliki sumber asli seperti balak, bijih, atau minyak. Satu-satunya sumber kekayaan mereka ialah orang muda berpendidikan yang kuat bekerja.

Rancangan ekonomi yang mengubah wajah Korea Selatan juga bermula dengan industri pengeluaran barangan elektronik murah sebelum beralih penghasilan produk bernilai tinggi pada 1980-an sehingga warganya mencatatkan kenaikan pendapatan sebanyak empat kali ganda antara 1987 hingga 1990.

Penting untuk disebutkan pada tahun 1950, pendapatan per kapita negara kita adalah hampir empat kali ganda Korea Selatan.

Hari ini Malaysia sudah jauh ditinggalkan Korea Selatan, Keluaran Dalam Negara Kasar (KDNK) per kapita kita adalah sekitar AS$6975, manakala negara itu sudah ke depan dengan AS$17,078.

Seperti Malaysia, Korea Selatan juga mempunyai industri automobilnya sendiri. Hyundai yang bermula lewat tahun 1970-an berbanding Proton yang dilahirkan Malaysia pada 1980-an, hari ini sudah menjadi jenama besar dan terkemuka di dunia manakala Proton yang berharga tinggi di negara sendiri masih mencari-cari pasaran dunia yang semakin mengecil. Korea melahirkan jaguh dunia manakala Malaysia melahirkan jaguh kampung.

Secara ringkasnya, Korea Selatan yang lebih terbeban dengan masalah ekonomi pada satu ketika, kini menjadi lebih makmur daripada kita melalui dasar-dasar diperkenalkan dengan tujuan membawa anjakan besar kepada negara.

Melihat sejarah kemakmuran Korea Selatan mengembalikan keyakinan saya kepada usaha untuk membawa harapan baru kepada rakyat negara ini.

Saya masih bertekad untuk berjuang agar negara kita berubah penumpuan dasar daripada membina prasarana fizikal seperti Menara 100 tingkat kepada pelaburan pengupayaan model insan dan prasarana intelektual dengan menggandakan usaha kita dalam bidang pendidikan dan penyelidikan. Kejayaan masa depan ekonomi negara masih saya yakin tertakluk kepada pemulihan demokrasi melalui penarikbalikan pengisytiharan darurat, pemansuhan undang-undang anti demokratik dan menjamin proses pilihan raya yang adil, terus, dan bebas seperti di Korea Selatan.

Ia memang satu perjalanan panjang yang penuh ranjau tetapi tidak mustahil untuk dicapai.
Memang lebih mudah untuk putus harapan dan meninggalkan segala tanggungjawab. Tetapi perjalanan ini ibarat satu maraton jarak jauh, dan kerana kealpaan dan kelekaan pemimpin yang tidak amanah dan bertanggungjawab, kita telah ketinggalan. Namun berkat keazaman, istiqamah dan penerusan agenda demi mengembalikan kejayaan lampau Malaysia, saya yakin kita mampu memintas jauh ke hadapan mereka yang telah memotong kita satu ketika dahulu.

Kesediaan menerima kebenaran yang pahit, dan bergerak pantas untuk memperbaiki kelemahan yang ada menjadikan pembinaan semula kekuatan negara sesuatu yang mampu kita lakukan bersama! Ayuh, hidupkan semula mimpi Malaysia!

* Penulis ialah Ahli Parlimen Lembah Pantai dan mengalu-alukan maklum balas di mp -at- nurulizzah.com


Non Muslims all over the place at Masjid Negara during Friday Prayers, all thanks to Khalid Gagap and PAS

Posted: 07 Dec 2010 08:30 AM PST

Watch how Non Muslims are just walking into the National Mosque to DEMONSTRATE during Friday Prayers

all thanks to PAS

Tian Chua terlepas ke atas, ke aras dewan solat pada waktu solat Jumaat....

Alhamdulillah...terima kasih PAS



takpa, after this you can always say Umno lebiih setan, Umno lebih jahat, Umno lebih kapir dan macam macam lagi


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Ching Ming Upper River Drawing – A Musical Piece

Posted: 07 Dec 2010 06:41 AM PST


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Ching Ming Upper River Drawing – Lets go inside!

Posted: 07 Dec 2010 06:29 AM PST


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Year End Greetings To All!

Posted: 07 Dec 2010 06:23 AM PST

From YL Goh

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'I am the legitimate Sultan' - Tengku Ismail Petra

Posted: 07 Dec 2010 06:08 AM PST

"I am the Sultan and Sovereign Ruler for Kelantan Darul Naim. This is my right according to the constitution and agreements that were reached between the British government under the Federation of Malaya Agreement 1948 and under the Independence of Malaya Agreement 1957 and under the Federal Constitution."


This is the proclamation from Sultan Ismail Petra dated November 27 saying that he is still the rightful ruler (of Kelantan) according to the Federal Constitution. It was distributed by Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah during a press conference in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.

The press conference came after Sultan Muhammad V stripped him of two state awards last week. The Kelantan prince is a granduncle to the new ruler.

Saying that Tengku Ismail is still the legitimate sultan, the proclamation of the new sultan was against the law.

"I feel that there will be chaos as the king can be disposed of easily by the regent, which has king-like powers, so he disposes of the king even though the king is his father," he claimed. "This is an unprecedented situation. If the king can be disposed of, what about the people?"

Kelantan, he added is having two sultans and it is the duty of the Federal Government and the Rulers Council to correct it before it 'explodes'.

"I am worried about what will happen when the Kelantan Sultan becomes the next Yang diPertuan Agong in about six years, after the Sultans of Terengganu and Kedah, if the dispute has not been resolved by then.

"I feel Umno should act to resolve the Kelantan palace conflict," he said. "I also feel the state and federal governments should also act as the King's position is safeguarded under the constitution."

Tengku Razaleigh said that there were only three ways under the state constitution that a regent could succeed the king which is that the king dies, abdicates the throne or is absent from the state for more than 12 months without reasons acceptable to the Council of Succession.

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UMNO booting out MCA?

Posted: 07 Dec 2010 02:52 PM PST

Well-known UMNO blogger Sakmongkol AK 47 otherwise known as Dato' Mohd. Ariff Sabri bin Hj. Abdul Aziz, the former ADUN of Pulau Manis, Pekan ( 2004-2008) wrote an interesting proposal in his post Give MCA the boot.

In brief, he is annoyed with MCA for not behaving like Gerakan, PPP or the other BN component parties who were/are all happy to have handouts from Taiko. I love his description of those fawning non-UMNO leaders, for example, "Koh Tsu Koon will be eternally grateful if he can have a safe seat. His loss of Penang has exposed the emptiness of his rule over Penang those years. These are the people who get wet dreams during daytime" wakakaka.

But the MCA caused him some grief. He lamented: The MCA would have none of that. They don't want UMNO to big-brother them. They want to decide equally. Chua Soi Lek's MCA flails against anything UMNO these days. Decision making at UMNO Supreme Council, the 30% wealth owned by Malays, but never on who owns the 70% wealth. Indeed with everything UMNO has accomplished, does and will do.

So why do we keep MCA around anymore? Send it to pasture and let's see what those MCA ministers without office and governmental power can do. Let's see what Ng Yen Yen can do in Raub or Leow the unhealthy health minister can do.

He also excoriated Liow Tiong Lai for failing as a Health Minister. Well, I have no quarrel with that but Dato' should know that Liow calls Najib "our beloved PM" wakakaka, and no doubt Najib has a soft spot for Raja Bodek.

Anyway, I see two items in his article worth discussing, namely:

(1) His criticism of Chua SL attempting to question the 30% wealth allocated for Malays, but never on who owns the 70% wealth, and

(2) Booting MCA out from BN. He stated: Since the MCA cannot deliver anything to the BN, it should be let loose. Probably its time for UMNO and BN to cultivate allegiance with other Chinese centric parties. Or from the Chinese directly. They are a practical and pragmatic lot. Just show and implement what they want and MCA is irrelevant.

On his first point, I agree with him, but strictly on a qualified basis that if a proper, fair and equitable distribution of national wealth had been implemented, the Malays rightfully should get 70% and the others 30%.

But note my qualifications, "…proper, fair and equitable distribution of national wealth had been implemented …".

The point is the above has not been achieved in the last 52 years of UMNO rule (let's not pretend it wasn't UMNO which ruled and is still ruling the country, all by itself). In the latter stages of UMNO's half century of rule, the government's policies on, and implementation in the distribution of national wealth was horrendously fraught with corruption!

Some would argue that more than 70% of the national wealth had already passed into or through Malay UMNO hands, though which particular pair or pairs of hands, well, we certainly need to ask? Would Dato' Ariff enlighten us? After all, he is not a person who is unfamiliar with the lie[ooops, excuse my error] lay of Boleh Land.

Be that as it may, assuming hypothetically that 70% of the national wealth is in non-Malay hands, say, as examples, Vincent Tan and that bloke Liew, a developer who said the Chinese have benefitted enormously from NEP, we must then ask about their amazing good fortune to come into such wealth-making opportunities and indeed whether their affiliations have anything to do with it. C'mon Dato', we aren't kids who were just born yesterday and are still sucking mummy's toes. We all know there's no such thing as a freebie in this world, and that applies as well to Vincent Tan.

Dato', I am not supporting Chua Soi Lek in the least, but look, when he was posturing by saying things he believes would appease the Chinese voters, he actually made a motherhood statement. But like all motherhood statements, he spoke a truth where the solution may not be so easy nor likely to be achieved. Mind you, not that he really cares because as mentioned, he was merely psoturing.

But to be fair to Chua, he has no choice. He knows he has to do something, anything, to be seen as ... well ... doing something or anything wakakaka, even if he has to offend UMNO, because the MCA is currently a walking dead. What is there for him or MCA to lose anyway? For Chua and his MCA, it's a case of do or die.

The reason non-Malays question the 30% for Malays is not so much they begrudge Malays receiving a fair share of the national wealth, but that this 30% represents an open cheque-book by stealth for UMNO leaders (not Malays) to plunder the national coffers.

The magic 30% has been why someone in Selangor received millions for not doing anything in a hospital project. It is also the magic that transformed a former railway gate guard into a powerful man, when he was alive, who could even own a palace, building it with all sorts of council rules being ignored or broken, and who opened satay shops in places where others couldn't. Guess why someone could receive a RM700 million commission in a submarine deal when the Malaysian government could have save that by dealing directly with the French manufacturer?

It also explains why Malays in some parts of Kelantan still live in shacks with no electricity and young kids perilously cross broken bridges on a daily basis while on their way to school - Related: Kelantan's Bridges of Death - and the central government talks about RM5 billion ringgit building or spending millions so that a bolehnaut can live in space.


On his second point, personally I like to see UMNO kick MCA out. Maybe some good will come out for MCA members. As for Dato's suggestion that UMNO cultivates "allegiance with other Chinese centric parties. Or from the Chinese directly" well, here's what I think!

"Cultivating allegiance with other Chinese centric parties"! Oh oh Dato', did you mean the DAP that UMNO members have been accusing of being a solely Chinese party? Puhleeeze lah, surely not a sneaky attempt to enervate DAP a la what Tun Razak did to Gerakan in 1972? It'll be a mere swap of MCA for the DAP. I remember you mentioning this before, for UMNO to drop MCA and court DAP instead. Why Dato', I didn't know you're such an unfaithful flirt wakakaka. I am sure DAP people would say thanks but no thanks.

As for appealing directly to the Chinese, I believe developer Liew and Vincent Tan will give their maximum support wakakaka, but I'm not sure about the rest of the Chinese, people like Foong Ah See and brother Ah Man, who unlike Mr Liew (or probably Datuk or Tan Sri Liew) haven't benefitted from the NEP like he has - Related: 2 fallen by the wayside.

But Dato' Ariff, you should remember (as I was informed) that there are some 60 federal seats in Peninsula, with Malay majority (hence to be likely contested by UMNO against PAS/PKR) but with significant number of Chinese voters. Alas, I know you won't like it but their polling outcomes may depend on the crucial minority Chinese votes.

Go ahead, I wish UMNO all the best.


UMNO Dicabar Asing Wang Judi Dalam Akaun Kerajaan Pusat

Posted: 07 Dec 2010 05:36 AM PST

Apa lagi, orang bukan Islam buat cabaran. Tak malu ka UMNO? Ke sana ke mari UMNO mengaku Islam tapi orang Bukan Islam sendiri cabar asing duit judi dari akaun kerajaan Pusat.

Cepat UMNO, cepat asing wang judi dari akaun Kerajaan Pusat.


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Polis nafi bertindak luar batas lerai perarakan ke Istana Negara

Posted: 07 Dec 2010 03:57 AM PST

KUALA LUMPUR, 7 Dis – Polis menafikan pihaknya bertindak di luar peruntukan undang-undang bagi meleraikan perhimpunan dan perarakan penyokong yang membantah kenaikan tarif air Selangor sebanyak 37 peratus di Masjid Negara Ahad lalu, sebaliknya hanya mengambil tindakan minimum untuk menyuraikan kumpulan itu.

Ketua Polis Kuala Lumpur, Datuk Zulkifli Abdullah, berkata polis telah memberikan kerjasama dengan memberi laluan kepada Menteri Besar Selangor, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim, bagi membolehkan beliau menghantar memorandum berkenaan ke Istana Negara.

"Menteri Besar telah bersetuju dengan cadangan dan nasihat polis bahawa mereka tidak berarak ke Istana Negara dan selepas solat Zohor di Masjid Negara, beliau telah diberi laluan bagi menyerahkan memorandum itu di Istana Negara," katanya dalam kenyataan media di sini hari ini.

Beliau mengulas artikel bertajuk "Bar Council Slams Cops For Polis-State Mindset" dalam The Malaysian Insider yang menyatakan tindakan polis bagi meleraikan perhimpunan itu kasar dan menindas.

Zulkifli berkata, kedegilan sekumpulan penyokong yang masih berkumpul dan berarak menuju ke Istana Negara menyebabkan polis terpaksa bertindak bagi menyuraikan perhimpunan haram itu, sekali gus mengekalkan keamanan dan ketenteraman awam di Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur

"Pada masa kini peruntukan Seksyen 27 Akta Polis 1967 masih berkuatkuasa dan selaras dengan Artikel 10 Perlembagaan Persekutuan, sebarang perhimpunan perlu mendapat permit daripada polis terlebih dahulu," katanya.

Ahad lalu, kira-kira 4,000 orang berkumpul dalam dua perhimpunan di Masjid Negara bagi membantah kenaikan tarif air di Selangor dan penyelewengan kerajaan negeri.
Kedegilan kumpulan penyokong itu yang enggan bersurai serta mengganggu tugas polis menyebabkan polis terpaksa melepaskan gas pemedih mata.

Akibat perhimpunan itu, ribuan warga kota terperangkap dalam kesesakan lalu lintas selain mendatangkan kerugian kepada peniaga di sekitar lokasi perhimpunan.


Ma'al Hijrah 1432 ~ Are Malaysian Muslims willing to make their personal Hijrah's?

Posted: 07 Dec 2010 05:03 AM PST



Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.


Its now the 1432nd year in the Muslim Calendar after Rasulullah Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam's migration from Makkah al Mukarramah to Madinah al Munawwarah, in escaping the Qureyshi Kaffir Pagan Arabs persecution to his successful setting up of the first ever Dar al Islam.


Today, Muslims of Malaysia are facing all kinds of trials and tribulations as a result of living in these Last Ages.


Despite a superficial change of attire and adopting of Islamic tenets and practices, a large majority of the Malaysian Muslim ummah exhibit a level of ignorance about the faith that is quite disturbing. 


It worries me to see the Muslim youths of Malaysia especially those from the Malay community who are the highest contributors to the growing scourge of maksiat that is destroying the reputation of a people who were once known for their strict adherence to the Sunnah of Rasul Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam and respected for their social courtesy and inherited age old Malay traditional and ancestral customs.


The statistics of crime amongst the population of this country shows the highest number of cases to be from the Malays. Not to say that the Non Malays are all angels or what but the alarming number of more Malay youths and adolescents turning to crime and sin despite them being born as Muslims is a cause for concern.


Celebrating Ma'al Hijrah year in year out as what the authorities here in Malaysia never fail to do is just a futile exercise in putting up a grand show of portraying that this country is ruled according to Islamic Syariah when in actuality it isn't!


Yes, they will pass out awards and honors to this and that individual as the 'Icon of Ma'al Hijrah' but honoring one person and neglecting the millions of Muslims nationwide here in Malaysia is just a gimmick that does not do anything to improve the lot of the Muslims of Malaysia.


The Malaysian Government especially those in the Prime Minister's Department handling the Islamic Affairs of this country ought to really get down to the basics of Dakwah al Islamiyyah.


What they are doing at the moment is just wasting precious resources on make believe concert shows, events, seminars and other pretentious occasions which tend to fend more for those who think that they are doing the ummah a very big favor here in Mamluk al Malaisie when in reality they are just putting up a grand ole show of being holy and what not?


Millions of ringgits are being wasted on projects and programs which do not really tackle the rot taking place in the Malaysian ummah.


Youths are engaging in sin and dumping illegitimate babies here and there without fail whilst those involved adopt a false sense of godliness, dressed in hijab, etc yet engage in maksiat like nobody's business!


The highest number of infanticide as a result of spiraling cases of sex outside marriage is the work of the masses of Malay youths here in Bolehland.


Abuse of the social networking and instant messaging systems online also lends a very big part in the social decline of our Malay Muslim community.





The culprits are usually those Malays studying in colleges and universities plus those who are even just at the secondary school levels and we have even had cases of 12 year olds caught engaging in illegal sexual activities.


The usual knee jerk reactions come from those who claim to be the authorities but usually turn up before the media press conferences when matters have already gone out of hand and out of their control.


You will then see these smart alecs mouth off as if they are the heaven sent to solve these problems when in actuality they are just full of hot air and after the brouhaha is over, settle back to being what they usually do?


That is wait until the next opportune moment comes for them to shove their mugs before the TV cameras and command once again the political limelight to highlight themselves and pretend to be the great saviors of this nation.


These are the ones who ought to really make the Hijrah to really and truly perform their jobs to which they have been appointed and really earn their fat salaries and perks?


Celebrating the Islamic New Year but doing nothing really constructive to improve the Islamic knowledge and awareness of this country's Muslims means nothing much if we are to observe the same old lethargy set in again into the hearts and minds of Malaysia's Muslim ummah as a result of the failure of those who are paid to see to it that Islam is not only said to be observed here but really seen to be put to practice in the true and real sense of the word!


All the Malay Sultans who are said to be the Keepers of the Islamic Faith here in Malaysia must really get off their thrones every now and then and see to it that the Islamic Syaria is upheld in their respective State's Constitution and Administration.


The Syaria Laws of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala must be observed and upheld in this country if we are to really see a true Hijrah from the Age of Jahiliyyah plaguing this nation to be practiced here in this so called Muslim nation!


Failing which, just wait for the day when disaster will befall this going ignorant populace of Malaysia who despite sporting a Muslim code of dress fail to really live as true and proper Muslims in real life.


The ones who claim to be entertainers and artistes frolicking as they damn well please in all manners of shows and concerts do so because the very authority who is supposed to be in charge of the Ministry of Information, Communications and Multimedia has failed to keep them in check! 


They often grace and officiate such sinful events where shows full of maksiat are started with the Basmallah and Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh and scantily clad ignorant females often sing praises to Allah the Almighty for having won this and that maksiat filled talent contests?


With such ignorants leading the nation in celebration of the endless string of concerts and talent shows, do we even need to wonder as to the deteriorating levels of Islamic knowledge or awareness amongst the hedonistic loving Malays?


How can these great pretenders claim to be the Ulul Amri when they can't even get their wives to cover her aurat and code of modesty? Classic case of the jahiliyyah's leading the nation, eh? Hypocrites of the lowest levels!


Don't waste your time worrying. Serves no purpose, really for some smart alec will come forward and claim that it is darurat and so on because they want to please the voters and anything that might dampen the enthusiasm of the masses might mean fewer votes at the ballot box?


As if that's all there is to living this temporal life here on Earth?


True Muslims will know that Al Maut will come descend on us at any one time between the 5 daily solats!


Do those in power really care about all these?


No sirree! Even after their hairs have turned grey and their joints get infirm, they are still clamoring for the seats of power and position. Never do they bother to care or worry what will they have to say to Allahu Rabbi when their ajal is up and they need to go, not being able to postpone their deaths for one split second?


Nahh! As history will prove over and over again, they will still want to wage their last remaining breaths here on Earth to grab on to those vestiges of power that is fueled by nothing but Nafs and Wahn.


Dear Muslims,


By all means, do celebrate the 1432nd Ma'al Hijrah. 


Yet, please make your own personal migrations to be better Muslims. 


Observe all the tenets and principles of our Islamic faith and live your lives as if you will be living for a thousand years but also prepare for your deaths as if today's your last day here on Earth?


I call upon all our Muslim leaders and heads of government to practice what Islam calls upon us to do and make this 1432nd Ma'al Hijrah a year to remember and turning point in our lives to obey Allahu Ta'ala and His Messenger, Rasulullah Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam in the true sense of the word and stop committing maksiat in all areas of our temporal life's here on Earth.


Insya Allah!


Verily, Allahu Rabbul Alamin has clearly proclaimed that He will not change our fate till we change it ourselves with our Iman and Amals!


Surah Ar Raad Chapter 13 Verse 11:



13:11
Transliteration
Lahu muAAaqqibatun min bayni yadayhiwamin khalfihi yahfathoonahu min amri Allah * Inna Allaha la yughayyiru ma biqawmin hattayughayyiroo ma bi-anfusihim wa-itha aradaAllahu biqawmin soo-an fala maradda lahu wamalahum min doonihi min wal
Muhsin Khan
For each (person), there are angels in succession, before and behind him.They guard him by the Command of Allah. Verily! Allah will not change the good condition of a people as long as they do not change their state of goodness themselves (by committing sins and by being ungrateful and disobedient to Allah). But when Allah wills a people's punishment, there can be no turning back of it, and they will find besides Him no protector.

May Allah the Almighty bless and guide us all to be amongst His most gracious and grateful servants.


Ameen.


Wabillahi Taufik Wal Hidayah.


Wassalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.


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A Better Place For Their Children, Not Malaysia - By Melissa Chi.

Posted: 07 Dec 2010 03:49 AM PST

First-class education system, a corruption-free government, zero tolerance on racism and the basic skill to communicate properly are all on one Malaysian's mind when he chooses to work in Australia.

Anthony Leong, 30, an application support programmer, said he is considering giving up his Malaysian citizenship and live in Australia permanently, for the sake of his future family.

He said he had become frustrated at the corrupted system, the quality of local university graduates and the red tape he had to go through to apply for welfare support for his 70-year-old disabled aunt, among other things.

He is now a permanent resident in Australia, working for the Queensland Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation, and is considering applying to be an Australian citizen once he has convinced his father and sister to move with him.

Low purchasing power, racism, political instability, low income, race-based policies, crime rates and non-dual citizenship laws are seen as some of the reasons that have kept a lot of Malaysian talents anywhere but here, 300,000 annually to be exact.

Another Malaysian who had also chosen to be Down Under felt unappreciated in Malaysia.

"I am a Malaysian who loves my country but I do not feel loved. Why then should I stay?" Wesley Wong, 25, a software developer in Australia, told The Malaysian Insider.

His deep sense of frustration was echoed by many who are working abroad.

"The country should learn that all Malaysians love their country. Any Malaysian who does not feel appreciated in their own country will definitely find elsewhere to go because they realise that their future is bleak," he said in an e-mail interview.

Leigh Howard, South Asia director for Talent2 International Limited, told The Malaysian Insider that approximately 300,000 Malaysians leave the country for better education, work and business prospects, quoting figures released by the government.

"That would compare with a figure of 80,000 for a country such as Australia which has a similar size population and workforce," he said.

He added that Malaysia is lacking talents in the services sector, technology, banking, as well as in oil and gas.

Brian Fernandez, 40, a headhunter for senior and middle management positions for the last decade at Talent Search International, said those talents are lost to Singapore, all over Europe and the Middle East.

"Setting up Talent Corp is a nice blah blah but it's not real," he said, dismissing the initiative launched yesterday.

The prime minister announced at its launch yesterday that foreigners and Malaysians living abroad can soon apply for a new resident pass that will allow them to live and work in Malaysia for up to 10 years at a time.

Although he had earlier said that Talent Corporation, which was established under the Prime Minister's Department, will spearhead initiatives to attract the estimated 700,000 skilled Malaysians currently working abroad, the prime minister did not mention the ambitious figure at the launch.

Instead, Najib announced a new policy to retain and attract talent to Malaysia.

He said the resident pass will be made available to highly-skilled expatriates seeking to continue working and living in Malaysia as well as Malaysians residing overseas.

Unlike an employment pass, he said the resident pass has the advantage of not being tied to an employer and it can be issued for a longer period.

Najib, also the finance minister, said the pass will also be available to those originally from Malaysia as well as their offspring who no longer hold Malaysian citizenship.

Following the announcements, however, he did not specify how the new body will reach out to those "highly-skilled talents".

Fernandez was sceptical about how the new initiative will pan out, even before the launch yesterday.

"Malaysia is very good with plans, but when it comes to execution, it's a different story," he said.

The Malaysian Insider had reported that Singapore had trumped Malaysia in the brain gain stakes, according to a recent Gallup poll which saw the island-state beat some 150 countries to come out as the most favoured destination in the world for educated migrants.

Fernandez cited his family as "a classic case" as one of his sisters is working for the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland and another in Singapore.

Fernandez, who has a university degree and a small child, had also left for Singapore in his late 30s, said that he was "one of thousands who had left Malaysia in the last two years."

He said Malaysia had lost a lot of talents in technology because the skill is very transferable and that "Singapore is a good example of a vacuum cleaner, sucking talents out of Malaysia."

He added that Malaysians in the banking and financial industry, especially accountants, are being offered better salaries and benefits abroad, whom he said, usually stay on in the country and do not return.

Fernandez used the biotech industry in Malaysia as an example of the many sectors which need to improve, to gain talents.

"Singapore went through that as well. They had a 10-year plan, bought global talents from the UK, the US, there were a lot of PhD students. They grew the talent pool and now they have more than 1,000 PhD holders," he said.

He credited the government for its efforts and said that at least Malaysia is headed in the right direction as he noticed that talents are being paid better in recent years and that senior management salaries had gone up in government agencies as well as government-linked companies.

SOLUTIONS FOR THE PHENOMENON

Howard said that even though there is an incentive package for repatriating Malaysians which includes tax exemption for importing a car and leeway for their children to enter international schools, "however more could be done."

Under the Human Resources Ministry's "Return of Experts Programme", an approved returnee is entitled to bring back two cars tax-free, as well as the applicant's accumulated income, also tax-free.

However, this is hardly an incentive as in Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries which do not have approved permits (AP) or prohibitive taxes on imported cars.

Howard said the solution to this brain drain phenomenon is twofold.

"In a broader sense, the same types of economic and social conditions which attract quality immigration will assist with repatriation, (for example) there needs to be material improvements in education, career and working life. At the same time, there are some very specific initiatives that would target and attract Malaysians to return home. All of them involve a considerably more detailed and proactive approach," he said.

He suggested the government follow the footsteps of large multinational companies in the private sector that invest heavily in their employee value proposition (EVP) and review specifically at this target group.

He also said the level of outreach needs to be highly proactive as policies and standard incentive programmes can only go so far.

"(The government) needs to adopt a less passive and highly rigorous approach to identification, communication, and interaction with this pool of people. It's not impossible to map out and identify Malaysians living overseas, it just involves work. Following up from this, the type of engagement programme needs to be sophisticated enough to have a long-term impact on repatriation numbers. Whether it's accelerated resettlement, incentive programmes or fundamental changes to the Malaysian economy ... will also play a role," he said.

"It may not come as a surprise that the private sector is already undertaking its own efforts to identify and repatriate Malaysians into mission critical roles within their organisations," he said.

Fernandez said some of the ways to stop Malaysian talents from leaving are to have better physical security, better policing and opportunities, adding that "it's not always about the money".

"A trickle will be a flood. If there are opportunities, people will come back," he said optimistically.

Currently, he said there is a net outflow rather than inflow of talents and warned that it will get worse next year.

However, Fernandez said that losing Malaysians might not be the end of the prime minister's vision for the country to be a high-income and a developed nation by 2020.

"If we are losing Malaysians and can't get them back, then hire foreigners. It's not easy for a foreigner to get work permit here and that's a mistake. It should be more difficult for unskilled workers," he said.

In the National Economic Advisory Council (NEAC) report on the New Economic Model (NEM), it says that the numbers of expatriates have fallen from nearly 90,000 in 2000 to nearly half of that by 2008.

The net result is a "shortage of dynamic talent to push Malaysia into higher added value activities".

"We are competing globally, so we need to look globally. It's not a zero-sum game, it is not that if you bring in a foreigner, it's at the expense of a local," he said, adding that bringing in international talents can spur more job opportunities.

MALAYSIA IS NOT ALONE

Howard was quick to add that Malaysia is not alone in the brain drain phenomenon, and that every country experiences immigration and emigration flows, which constantly affects the calibre of the workforce.

"What you need to do is examine is the brain exchange, (for example) that you ensure the skills entering the country are at least the same or ideally superior than those exiting. Malaysia's challenge is that our emigrants are more skilled than our immigrants (and our general population)," he said.

Howard stressed that the government should improve on the selection, settlement and integration of skilled immigrants to help boost the quality of the workforce in Malaysia. He said that not only do skilled immigrants provide a higher calibre workforce through their own efforts, but they also indirectly improve the skills and knowledge of those around them.

The report by the NEAC on the NEM laments that "we are not developing talent and what we do have are leaving".

The report says that currently, some 350,000 Malaysians are working abroad, with over half of them having tertiary education.

This leaves more than 80 per cent of the workforce with SPM-level qualification, and their wages are being continually suppressed by the vast availability of foreign workers and other barriers like subsidies and price controls.

According to the World Bank, Malaysians residing overseas numbered only 9,576 in 1960 while the world's total registered migration was 382,912 per nation. By 2005, the world's registered migration increased to an average of 919,302 per nation, an increase of 2.4 times. However, Malaysia's emigration numbers rose to 1,489,168, an almost 100-fold increase over the 45-year period.

Many first world countries have schemes to attract talents from all over the world. The closest example is Singapore, which has employer-sponsored (Scheme 1) working visas, which are issued within three working days on receipt of application. And under its Scheme 4, top-notch professionals are "purposely" sought from all over the world and attracted to reside in Singapore.

Jonathan Monteiro, 28, a headhunter, described this phenomenon as a chicken or egg situation, where because of the lack of talents in Malaysia in certain industries, investors hesitate to invest, hence the limited pool of Malaysian talents will opt to leave the country for better opportunities, mostly to where the said companies invested in.

Monteiro said most Malaysians are tempted to work abroad because salaries offered are more attractive.

For example, he said, certain jobs in Qatar pay Malaysians about 85 per cent more than what they do here. Monteiro said he is considering moving to Qatar next year to be in the human resources industry.

"When you come back, you'll definitely need to take a salary cut," he said, adding that no one he knows was working in a company in Malaysia that could match their salaries abroad.

He said, however, that some of them will eventually return to Malaysia, "simply because it is home."

RETAIN AND RECRUIT TALENTS

Lyvian Loh, 27, a market analyst in the US, said among other things, health insurance is very affordable, there is freedom of speech and it has a less stressful lifestyle.

She said there is also "lesser expectations of entertaining your superiors to get a better positions or to get promoted", the pay is relevant to your degree or ability, and that the purchasing power is higher there than in Malaysia.

"It is definitely a problem for the country but is a benefit for the particular individual. If a country doesn't appreciate the talents and qualifications in their own country, the individual may as well go to a better place where people appreciate them while giving them a better life," she said of the brain drain phenomenon.

Jesse Lee, 30, a senior accountant in the US, said following completion of her degree at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, she had only wanted to stay on for a few years to learn the culture and the working lifestyle there, but had since changed her mind.

"Gradually, I fell in love with the people, environment and the surroundings here. Not only there's the higher salary, you get the freedom you don't have back home. You know, here's just like what Alicia Keys described in her song — if you can make it here, you can make it everywhere, concrete jungle is where the dreams are made of, there's nothing you can't do. It gives you hope. You know as long as you work hard, you will achieve what you dreamed of. But there's a huge trade off for working abroad. You don't get to see your families and friends often," she said.

Asked what the solutions might be, she said the government should "walk the talk."

"1Malaysia isn't just a slogan. The government should really put in effort to unite the people and create a 'home' for us. Fix the corruption and reduce crimes," she said.

Wong had similar initial plans as Lee and had also changed his course.

"I had wanted to return to Malaysia to help my family business when I was studying for my bachelor's but some time in 2007/2008 but I changed my mind and decided to stay in Australia. This was because I saw no future in Malaysia with the current system in place. My parents had advised me to stay in Australia as well," he said.

Wong called for open tenders for projects, lower crime rates and that the government should do away with race-based policies and emphasise on meritocracy instead.

"The brain drain phenomenon has been a problem since many years ago. Many Malaysians have realised that you will never get anywhere if you don't pull the right strings. This has spurred many Malaysians to leave the country in search of greener pastures where they can be appreciated. Malaysia has been stuck in the middle-income trap for many years and will still be for many years to come because the level of education there is appalling. Malaysia can't continue on with its manufacturing sectors because many other countries can do the same thing for a cheaper price but yet Malaysia continues to churn out many sub-par graduates with poor language skills. As it goes, Malaysia won't move on to the next stage after manufacturing, which is to start designing and inventing products because of the lack of talent in the country," he said.

Among other things that Malaysians working abroad complain about are the rampant racism which they felt is more tolerated in Malaysia compared to where they are, having to choose only one citizenship and oppressive laws such as the Internal Security Act.


Courtesy of The Malaysian Insider


300Ribu Anggota RELA akan Di Daftar Sebagai Pengundi POS Untuk Menawan SELANGOR

Posted: 07 Dec 2010 03:22 AM PST

Maklumat ni TB dah lama dapat. Cumanya, ianya hanya sekadar cadangan sahaja. Tapi, maklumat terbaru yang TB dapat, cadangan ini telah diterima oleh mereka untuk dilaksanakan.
Mereka telah membuat congak dan mendapati peluang mereka memenangi Selangor dan beberapa negeri lagi tipis. Ini sekiranya mereka bergantung kepada pengundi yang telah sedia ada.
Maka, cadangan mendaftar anggota RELA sebagai pengundi Pos telah diterima oleh mereka. Ini akan menambahkan lagi "bank" undi pasti Barisan Nasional untuk setiap DUN.
Ini tidak termasuk ahli keluarga tentera dan polis yang telah didaftar sebagai pengundi Pos tanpa mereka sedari.(baca di sini)

Juga, SPR telah membuat pengumuman bahawa para doctor, wartawan dan jururawat pun akan dibenarkan untuk mengundi pos.( baca di sini)

MENGAPA UNDI POS HARUS DIHAPUSKAN?

Mudah sahaja. Undi Pos TIDAK TELUS. Wakil2 parti tidak diizinkan untuk mengawasi perjalanan undi pos serta proses pengiraan undi pos. Malahan, undi pos sendiri tidak diketahui ke mana perginya dan tidak pula dikira pada HARI undi dibuang.

Undi pos akan diperam sehingga hari mengundi TANPA pengawasan dari partai2 yang bertanding. Memandangkan reputasi SPR yang jelas PRO BN (contoh: Perak dan Kedah), maka KETELUSAN UNDI POS adalah 100% diragui.

Dengan kata lain, undi pos ini akan dengan mudah menjadi alat dan cara Barisan Nasional memenangi kerusi kelak.

NAUZUBILLAH!!!

WAJIB PROTES UNDI POS

Kalau Pakatan Rakyat tidak mengambil langkah yang drastik dan membawa isu ini ke peringkat antarabangsa, maka dengan jelas UMNO/BN akan mempergunakan undi pos untuk kepentingan dan ketamakan serta haloba mereka.

Perlu perkara ini disanggah dan dilawan sekiranya kita masih mahu memerintah di Perak, Selangor, Kelantan, Penang dan Kedah.

Secara mudahnya, di kerusi2 yang perlu dimenangi UMNO dan BN, mereka boleh ada antara 2000-2500 pengundi pos yang bakal memenangkan mereka kerusi2 tersebut.

Jelas, UMNO terpaksa menaikkan kadar penipuan mereka ke tahap MAKSIMA demi memanjangkan usia mereka yang semakin hilang itu.

Semoga Allah SWT mengagalkan penipuan mereka ini, inshaalah.

Tulang Besi


300 ribu Rela undi pos untuk tawan Selangor?

Harakahdaily

KUALA LUMPUR, 9 Nov: PAS mengharapkan supaya penambahan anggota Ikatan Relawan Rakyat Malaysia (Rela) seramai 300,000 di Selangor pada tahun 2011 tidak mempunyai agenda politik Umno BN untuk menawan negeri itu melalui taktik undi pos.

Ketua Penerangan PAS Pusat, Ustaz Idris Ahmad mengharapkan sasaran pertambahan mendadak anggota Rela di Selangor tidak menjadi tiket untuk mereka didaftar sebagai pengundi pos dalam pillihan raya umum akan datang.

PAS, tegasnya memang meragui kewibawaan undi pos dalam setiap kali pilihan raya kerana ia adalah simpanan tetap BN.

"Sudah lama PAS menuntut undi pos dihapuskan kerana kita mempunyai bukti daripada bekas anggota tentera yang bertugas selama ini tidak tahu siapa yang undi kertas mereka," ujarnya dalam satu kenyataan, hari ini.

Justeru, ujarnya pihak Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya (SPR) perlu telus dan jangan menjadi tali barut BN ketika mengendalikan urusan pilihan raya.
Baru-baru ini, tambahnya rakyat telah dikejutkan tindakan SPR berhubung kumpulan pengundi 'hilang layak undi awam' yang berjumlah 18,493 orang dalam Rang Daftar Pemilih Suku Ketiga 2010.

Dan lebih mencurigakan, katanya jumlah tiga negeri paling ramai pengundi "hilang layak undi awam" ialah Kelantan (3,187), Kedah (2,876) dan Perak (2,007).
Menurutnya, PAS menganggap itu adalah tindakan untuk mengepung supaya tembok Umno BN tidak runtuh dan diserbu oleh Paktan Rakyat di negara ini.

Justeru, beliau mengharapkan supaya semua jentera pilihan raya di semua peringkat sentiasa mengambil berat mengenai daftar pemilih dan memerhatikan senario tersebut.
"PAS mengharapkan jentera PAS dan Pakatan Rakyat di Selangor perlu serius menanggani perkara ini. Modus operandi untuk tawan Terengganu 2004 dahulu dengan menambah pengundi sedang berjalan di Selangor.

"BN terlalu mengidam Selangor, berbanding negeri-negeri lain, kerana Selangor lubuk emas dan balang oksigen Umno," ujarnya.


Perut Buncit sudah mari loh !!

Posted: 06 Dec 2010 11:44 PM PST




Oleh Anti Syabas.

Saya juga menyertai protest air di Selangor, dimana dalam kekecohan saya sempat merakaman beberapa gambar yang terpengun otak saya . saya mendapati ramai angota berperut buncit, seolah olah kelihatan serupa wanita yang hamil 6 bulan, Lalu persoalan ini menggangu otak saya . kenapa ramai angota polis malaysia berperut buncit ?

saya mendapati jawapan adalah berikut :

a) Kemungkinan anggota PDRM suka minum kopi , Duit kopi terlalu banyak diterima dari masyarakat.

b) Anggota PDRM juga ramai yang suka makan kuih percuma dari China Doll, Kuih Indon, ...kiuh Siam secara percuma.

c) Anggota PDRM ini segan lakukan senaman, terkecuali senaman diatas katil adakalanya anggota PDRM berperut sederhana itu mungkin rajin lakukan senaman didalam bilik senaman atas katil, gusti bersama wanita. Kah kah kah ....

d) Anggota PDRM yang berbangsa Melayu dan beragama Islam itu biasanya dlarang menyentuh anjing, mungkin juga mereka tidak berjoggng bersama anjing kah kah kah

e) Kemungkinan juga Pihak kerajaan menaikkan harga gula demi menjaga kesihatan anggota polis, disebabakan takut kena penyakit kencing manis. itu lah cara kaedah untuk slimkan anggota PDRM. Kah kah kah

f) Kenapa dalam waktu protes dengan aman ,, tiba tiba pihak Polis memancut air?
jawapanyam terlalu ramai rakyat ditembak mati oleh polis, dengan itu pihak kerajaan menggalakkan pihak PDRM belajar main pistol air. orang cina kata . Pak Chui Cheng .!! kah kah kah

g) Kenapa pula pihak FRU bertopi merah suka melakukan kekerasan keatas protestor? melakukan kezaliman hingga terbatas asal demokrasi yang sebenar?
jawapannya : Sebab waktu muda itu senjata dalam seluar itu berkepala merah, mesti la garang , power benggis, benggong , bahlol . pakai hentam tak kenal lubang. Itu lah sebab FRU pakai topi merah demi menghormati kepala merah waktu muda, mudah naik darah . Kah kah kah .

Akhir sekali kita tanalah PDRM , FRU semua itu dibayar gaji oleh siapa ?
- jawapanya : Cukai Rakyat. Ini bermakna lawan taukeh lah tu.

Kenapa pula menindas rakyat ? lakukan kealiman ?
jawapannya : Polis idak mengaji human right, tak paham apa tu demokrasi

Kenapa pula PDRM dan FRU melakukan kekerasan terhadap protestor?
Jawapannya : sebab mereka takut tak dak peluang pancut , mahu tembak puas hati .


DAP “feels its Christmas-time already..?”

Posted: 06 Dec 2010 11:34 PM PST

It seems that CM Taib would be the favourite subject for the opposition leaders especially now with Sammy Vellu out of the limelight and frontline. It must be Christmas already says a political aide to a Minister. "They will have their guns all loaded and ready to fire at Sarawak CM as he is the one with the mosts wealth and helming the State for a good 30 years. MIC president Sammy is already history and now DAP plus the Pakatan partners want to create history by trying to wrestle the state from BN Sarawak and thus seees the end of another glorious era of a veteran political leader."

An Internet portal has this article and many calls were made to audie61. We were also informed by a senior group editor that CM Taib has made a very good speech at the Sarawak State Civil Service function. At the BN convention in the Federal Capital CM Taib according to many was the mosts realistic and his speech was "real"

Even Pahang MB Adnan Yaakob mentioned to some UMNO Supreme Council Members which was overheard by audie61 and these were his own words to them,"Of all the speakers Sarawak CM touched the vital point,"He is very REAL.That's the Truth. Itu yang benar. Saya akui.There is no compromise for religious extremism"

audie61 sat through the speech which CM Taib seems to have captivated and ruffled many in the BN convention. He spoke through his years of experience helming the State and even had kind words for the Iban people and he proudly said,"even the Iban folks who lived in the longhouses are christians they know how to be tolerant to each others religion. They even prepare a room with prayer mats for him an his fellow muslim colleagues when they visited them to say their prayers. We in Sarawak are very tolerant of each others religion and we will want to maintain it that way.

The Star newspapers highlighted Taib with,"Religion could be used as a basis to sustain our culture and heritage for the future"

It is one way to condemn our leaders when they do wrong but when they are still in their element or with years of experience we need to evaluate further. DAP is after all an opposition party and they have everyright to be vocal and use every available resources to maintain their grip on their seats. It is their right and we acknowledge that and we copy and publish the article in totality.

DAP Sarawak though should know that the MB of Pahang praised CM Taib not knowing a fellow Sarawakian was there and was very surprised to hear that. It was not even a Press conference and also not telling Sarawakians

Are you not proud of your leader ..??

KUCHING:  Sarawak's Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud should listen to the advice of Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak and discard the "four ailments", namely delusion, amnesia, inertia and arrogance, if Barisan Nasional wants to continue to weild its iron-tight power in the state.

DAP treasurer Violet Yong said the 'four ailments' were as rampant in the Taib administration and was turning the people against BN.

"There are enough examples for delusionary acts by the state government. The construction of the 12 dams is an example of delusion and the arrogance of the state government.

"The dams are irresponsible and unnecessary. By constructing the dams, Taib is going against the people's desire. He does not care about the sufferings as a result of them being displaced.

"He thinks he is the government and that he has the power to do what he likes," said Yong, who is the state assemblywoman for Pending.

She said that if the state BN government is a people-friendly administration, then it should stop building the dams.

"The government is yet to resolve the issue of displaced people from the Bakun dam development. These affected people should have been settled first.

"The government should have come up with a proper scheme in order to improve their livelihood and their income level.

"But they have not done this. They have allowed the people to suffer. Look at the natives at Sungai Asap, and how they have suffered as a result of the Bakun dam," she said.

Yong said Taib had forgotten the primary thrust of the 1Malaysia concept which was 'people first, performance now'.

She said as far as the BN government in Sarawak was concerned it was "people last and pockets first."

Land grabs

She said another sore point with the people was BN's arrogance in grabbing native customary rights land belonging to the people.

"Taib must listen to Najib's advice, otherwise what Najib is saying would be just another slogan in order to hoodwink the people," she said.

Yong was responding to Najib's advice to BN component parties to rid themselves of the "four ailments" before the people's love for the BN turned into hatred, hope into anger, and support towards opposition.

Touching on the withdrawal of fuel and sugar subsidies, she sarcastically said it was "BN's gift to the people" for giving them victories in the two recent by-elections.

"This is a gift by the BN government. This is the price you have to pay for supporting BN," she said.

Yong believed the recent price hike in the raw materials was unreasonable and one that will have a great impact on the poor people. Sarawak is the fourth poorest state in Malaysia.

"It is unreasonable, because the government has not come out with a balance policy which will help the lower income group to meet the price hike," she added.


Graft issues: When silence is not golden

Posted: 06 Dec 2010 12:56 PM PST

From Jackson Ng, via e-mail

Robert Phang is on a war path against graft, having his statements published in newspapers and internet news portals the past couple of weeks.

The social and anti-graft activist appears to have hit the raw nerve with the latest allegation that AG Abdul Gani Patail had gone on a trip to Mecca with former Malaysia Airlines System (MAS) chairman Tajuddin Ramli's proxy Shahidan Shafie.

Tajuddin is locked in an alleged RM8 billion MAS scandal which was exposed and backed by confidential documents recently by blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin.

For the AG to be allegedly associated with a possible criminal and for him to remain silent on the allegations, unable to even go on record to deny the allegations, is worrying.

The public perception is that the allegations are true because the AG is unable to act or deny the allegations.

Phang said he had received many calls from friends who were concerned for his well-being, advising him to be cautious about speaking out on anti-graft issues.

Phang is a panel member of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) advisory committee. It is his duty to fight graft without fear or favour.

More than a year after the establishment of the MACC, Phang seems to be the only member who has consistently displayed guts in the fight against graft with his relentless public statements, some even critical of the MACC.

The others have taken a publicity-shy stance, rendering themselves as MACC puppets or showpieces. They are only interested in keeping their appointments.

What is more worrying is the 'blind support' of the government from Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Nazri Abdul Aziz.

In defending the AG, Nazri had been quoted as saying that he was not accountable to Phang or the people, only Parliament.

For a politician to say that, he must really be 'blind'. If politicians are not accountable to the people, why then are millions of Malaysian citizens called to the national polls once every five years to elect their representatives to Parliament and state assemblies?

The Mecca trip is not the only anti-graft issue that has been targeted at the AG directly or indirectly.

In recent months, many allegations linked to anti-graft or abuses of power have been raised via internet news portals.

All have been met with muted response from the AG, MACC or the government. Silence is taken as admission of guilt. Why then the silence?

The office of the AG must uphold its dignity because it is the integral part of the judicial system. The dispensing of justice in any country is being watched by the world.

Nazri's 'blind support' statement is thus worrying because as a senior minister, whatever he says is taken as the government's stand.

In this case, the world is not only continuously watching and laughing at Malaysia's judicial system. The more serious investors, both foreign and local, are not amused.

Their confidence on our judicial system is eroding daily with one scandal after another being exposed in the borderless IT.

Like what Phang has urged, the AG and the government must come clean on all the allegations to maintain the confidence of investors who are the lifeline of the country's economic progress.

As we lose more foreign investors to our neighbours, the more the government and people will suffer.

Clearly, justice and the fight against graft are issues that need the serious attention of the government, and not met with silence.

Read:

RM8 billion MAS loss: Who is protecting Tajuddin?


Everyone on the rough of life must on a level playing field

Posted: 06 Dec 2010 12:55 PM PST

From Sivakumar Packrisamy, via e-mail

Whatever policy the BN unveils it must be able to show results and win the  hearts and minds of the people regardless of race. The leaders have been reminded time and again that we need to move forward as a single Malaysian race.

But just look at the BN leaders, when they attend a non-Malay function they talk of unity and equality and then when they attend a Malay function they talk of Malay rights.

Can you blame the non-Malays born at the same time as the Malays since 1970s for feeling the way they do?

The new born non-Malay is discriminated as a non-bumi by birth and have to live with the feeling of a being second class citizens till death.

Now leave everything aside and touch your hearts and say whether this is being fair to all the races.

We have heard that the non-Malays want to be absorbed into the civil service, yes there are some additional non-malay recruits but yet to show a pleasing number.

Without questioning or pointing to some articles in the British made constitution, all are aware that as human beings, there is no such thing as a superior or inferior race.

Everyone is put to the rough roads of life must be allowed to compete and succeed on his or her own merits and treated with dignity on a level playing field.

Whose fault is it, that despite the nation having spent billions to leverage a certain race and after exhausting of most of the nation's resources, people are continuously warned not to question this or that.

Are we living in a democratic country or not? Isn't there a difference between 'saying' and 'questioning'? I'm simply saying and not questioning.

If BN wants to win back lost ground in the GE ,it should put to practice what it preaches. It must tone down on racial rhetoric and provide a better life for the poor regardless of race.

If not, Pakatan Rakyat will surely rule the country after the next GE. No harm if Anwar becomes PM or  Nurul Izah even becomes number one in Pakatan or the future prime minister.

After all, she speaks and feels equally for all. The special privileges should be used to help the poor Malays only.

The writer is president of the Malaysian Indian Business Association


Why spend taxpayers' monies on unwanted posts?

Posted: 06 Dec 2010 12:54 PM PST

From Selvaraja Muthaya, via e-mail

Malaysians have to pay market rate for sugar and fuel as the government does not have money. Why then pay to an 'old gun' who has no bullets.

I want Idris Jala to explain this to Malaysians as part of his grand scheme to cheat the public of their rightful subsidies as fellow Malaysians  pay taxes for the poor.

Why is then tax monies spent on unwanted posts?


SINGAPORE'S CUP RUNNETH OVER

Posted: 06 Dec 2010 08:24 PM PST


The Straits Times headline says it all. Whether one agrees with it or not is another matter. In a research study funded by National Geographic for the happiest city in each of four continents, best-selling author of "Blue Zones" Dan Buettner has identified Singapore as the happiest city in Asia. The criteria for his selections are based on data from Gallup, the World Values Survey and the World Database on Happiness.

Singapore scores high on these prerequisites for happiness: adequate food, shelter, health care, mobility, tolerance, status equality, security, trust, recreation, financial security and stability, low unemployment, high home ownership, green spaces, and clean environment. (Pic: A bird's eye view of Singapore during the F1 night race.)

As someone who spends a fair amount of time in the island nation - 7-10 days a month, I can vouch for Singapore's high scores on all these points. Sure, the country doesn't get high marks for its paternalistic and restrictive political environment. But citizens know they can trust their Government and police. These are trade-offs that most Singaporeans can live with.

For more on the happiest places on earth, click here or read Buettner's latest book "Thrive".
 
Singapore is right at the top for ease of doing business. (Source: World Bank)

Of the top 50 safest banks in the world, DBS is ranked 23, OCBC 31 and UOB 32. (Source: Global Finance)

National University of Singapore (NUS) occupies 31st spot in QS World University Rankings 2010, and 3rd among Asian universities.

How does MM Lee Kuan Yew rate his happiness on a scale of 1 to 10? Click on the image to read Buettner's 2008 interview with the man he calls Singapore's "happiness architect".


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