Monday, December 27, 2010

Who'll protect poor people like us?..PPR Wahyu Residents

Who'll protect poor people like us?..PPR Wahyu Residents


Who'll protect poor people like us?..PPR Wahyu Residents

Posted: 27 Dec 2010 11:25 AM PST

Poor residents of PPR Wahyu flat are suffering with their outstanding rental to DBKL, once they lived in squatter areas suck as Lembah Pantai and Ampang Jaya, they were forced to shift to this PPR flat by DBKL and now their life is full of tears especially for the families where their sole bread winner is suffering from sickness and disability. A 10 year old primary school child who suffers with fits since the second day of birth could not concentrate with her studies anymore due to the financial constrains their family facing now. DBKL has given dateline, which is till end of this month to settle all pending payments or face severe action.
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DAP out to prove FT minister wrong

Posted: 27 Dec 2010 09:35 AM PST

DAP tonight went to town to show Federal Territories and Urban Well-Being Minister, Raja Nong Cik that he was wrong in declaring Kuala Lumpur free of hardcore poverty.
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Syiah serah memo, tuntut maaf terbuka

Posted: 27 Dec 2010 04:06 AM PST

Sekumpulan pengikut Syiah hari ini menyerahkan memorandum kepada Suruhanjaya Hak Asasi Manusia Malaysia (Suhakam), mendakwa berlaku pencabulan hak asasi manusia terhadap mereka. Kumpulan 30 orang itu mendakwa serbuan terhadap pusat mereka di Gombak pada 15 Disember lalu bercanggah dengan pelbagai peruntukan, antaranya Piagam Hak Asasi Manusia Pertubuhan Bangsa-bangsa Bersatu dan Perlembagaan Persekutuan. LAGI
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Cops accused of beating and robbing man released

Posted: 27 Dec 2010 02:06 AM PST

Two police constables from Damansara police station, whom businessman Chia Buang Ting identified amongst the ones who had beaten and robbed him, have been released from police custody. "They (the accused) appointed a lawyer to act on their behalf when they were brought before the magistrate this morning to extend their remand period," said Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng at a press conference in Kuala Lumpur today. www.malaysiakini.com
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Jangan marah-marah dulu! - UMNO tidak akan berubah

Posted: 27 Dec 2010 10:18 AM PST

Rombakkan yang dilakukan oleh UMNO bagi Perhubungan Negeri-Negeri diumumkan semalam. Rombakkan ini telah ditunggu dengan sabar oleh ramai ahli-ahli UMNO dan semalam saat yang ditunggu-tunggu itu sampai. Rupa-rupanya tidak ada rombakkan pun. Yang ada hanyalah ibarat menganjak dan mengalih anak-anak pokok jantan yang tidak mungkin menghasilkan buah. Pokok jantan selalunya memang rimbun daunnya tetapi tidak berbuah dan tidak berhasil.

Negeri Kedah merupakan Negeri yang sangat penting untuk UMNO membariskan pemimpin yang berimej baik dan diterima oleh rakyat Kedah sebagai barisan yang akan mengambil alih tempat Dato Seri Azizan dan kerajaan tajaan PAS disana. Jika barisan yang diumumkan itu merupakan dari kumpulan yang ditolak rakyat dahulu, berikanlah dalil-dalil bagaimana meraka hendak merampas kembali kuasa melalui pilihanraya umum nanti. Nampaknya macam jauh panggang dari api, atau bermimpi disiang hari sahaja.

Mereka pernah berkuasa tetapi oleh kerana kelemahan meraka jugalah mereka ditolak. Jika mereka telah ditolak bagaimana pula mereka hendak melakukan usaha untuk kembali diterima rakyat? Bashah merupakan seorang pemimpin yang menjadi isu diKedah, tetapi pucuk pimpinan masih memilih Bashah juga sebagai peneraju untuk mengambil alih kerajaan negeri Kedah dari PAS. Kawan saya dari Kedah memberi tahu saya, "habislah bro! habis!"

Begitu jugalah diPulau Pinang dan negeri-negeri lain yang nampaknya tidak ada perubahannya. Perubahan hanya diperingkat Timbalan Pengerusi tetapi mereka ini adalah dari kumpulan yang sama dengan imej yang sama dan karaktor yang sama. Jadi dimanakah yang dikatakan perubahan itu? Jika kita hanya menukar baju tetapi masih lagi dengan tubuh yang sama, bagaimana hendak mengatakan sudah ada perubahan diperingkat perhubungan?

DiTerengganu, rata-rata rakyat disana mengatakan yang penukaran Pengerusi Perhubungan dengan mengambil dan memilih Ahmad Said sebagai usaha untuk mempersiapkan BN disana untuk mengekalkan pilihan rakyat diTerengganu dalam pilihanraya yang akan datang tidak akan membuahkan apa-apa. Katalah apa yang tuan-tuan hendak dikatakan; dengan barisan kepimpinan yang baru yang diumumkan semalam Terengganu memang sudah hampir pasti menghadapi kekalahan.

Memang tidak sedap mendengar pandangan saya ini, tetapi dimana dia kebenaran untuk menafikan pandangan saya ini? DiPahang Adnan Yaakop adalah pemimpin yang telah melepaskan dua kerusi Parlimen diPahang dan beberapa kerusi Dewan Undangan Negeri. Tetapi beliau masih dikekalkan sedangkan ramai dibawah ini mengharapkan perubahan disana…tetapi tidak juga berubah.

DiPerak Zambri Kadir mengahadapi masalah dokongan dari Bahagian-Bahagian dinegeri tersebut, tetapi beliau tetap menjadi peneraju untuk mengekalkan kerajaan yang dirampas secara tidak demokratik itu. DiSelangor UMNO sedang mencari dan membelek-belek kesalahan kerajaan PR. Yang kecil diperbesarkan tetapi tidak pula berdaya membuktikan kepada rakyat yang dinegeri itu tidak ada berlaku rasuah mega semasa pimpinan BN dahulu.

Betullah Presiden Parti menjadi Pengerusinya tetapi Presiden parti sendiri menjadi bahan umpatan dimana-mana dan beliau tidak dapat hendak melenyapkan pandangan serong rakyat terhadap beliau. Jika ada yang bertaruh yang PR akan kekal berkuasa diSelangor banyak yang mengatakan mereka akan menang pertaruhan itu.

DiNegeri Sembilan PR hanya memerlukan 6 kerusi sahaja lagi untuk berkuasa, tetapi UMNO NS tidak ada perubahan langsung. Dalam pada itu rata-rata mengatakan yang DUN Pilah, Johol dan Juasseh diKuala Pilah akan jatuh jika pimpinan negeri masih tidak berubah. Nun diJelebu dikatakan ramai DUN Chennah akan gugur. Di Jempul katanya, Jeram Padang akan jatuh ketangan PR jika PR meletakkan calun Melayu disana.

Perpecahan yang dicetuskan oleh pimpinan negeri diJempul akan menambah ketenatan BN diJempul. Bagaimana dibahagian-bahagian yang lain? Jika NS tumpas maka tidak ralat lagilah rakyat untuk meletakkan kesalahan kepada pucuk pimpinan kerana tidak mempunyai kekuatan untuk mencari ganti yang 'viable' bagi NS.

Hanya Melaka sahaja yang dikatakan akan mengekalkan semua kerusi BN yang dimenanginya dalam pilihanraya umum yang lalu. Tidak keterlaluan jika ada mereka yang memberikan pandangan yang Johor akan kehilangan beberpa kerusi Parlimen kepada PR. Jika Johor yang dikatakan sebagai kubu UMNO dapat ditembusi PR maka jika panjang umur kita semua, kita akan melihat kejatuhan pihak kita dimana-mana diseluruh negara.

Tentu ramai yang membenci saya dengan pandangan saya ini, tetapi apakan daya, saya tidak mampu untuk membohongi diri saya sendiri. Dulu blog ini pernah membuat telahan yang PR akan memenangi 75 kerusi Parlimen diSemenanjung ini. Ramailah yang menghentam saya dan menuduh diri saya sebagai pengkhianat kerana mereka tidak mendapat pandangan yang mereka ingin mendengarnya dari saya. Tetapi apabila keputusan disiarkan secara terus menerus, terbukti sebanyak 81 kerusi Parlimen diSemenanjung dan 1 kerusi diSarawak telah tumpas ditangan PR. Kerusi yang jatuh melebihi dari apa yang blog ini ramalkan.

Kali ini saya akan memberikan imbasan mengikut kajian saya yang serba tidak sempurna ini; BN keseluruhannya akan memenangi tidak lebih dari 100 kerusi diseluruh negara. Itu pandangan saya dan saya tidak berhajat untuk membawa sesiapa untuk mempercayainya.

Sekarang barulah ramai yang bertanya kenapa UMNO tidak mampu mencari pemimpin yang dihormati ramai untuk memimpin perhubungan negeri-negeri? Jawapannya ialah; kita tidak melakukan perubahan serta mengenapikan pemimpin yang tidak senonoh semasa budaya itu belum merebak. Sepatutnya dari dulu lagi pucuk pimpian mesti mengenepikan seorang demi seorang jika mereka melakukan kesalahan.

Sepatutnya dahulu lagi pucuk pimpinan patut membuang pemimpin ibarat makan tebu; busuk seruas dibang seruas. Tetapi dibiarkan keseluruhan batang tebu itu busuk, maka nak mencari ruas yang boleh dimakan sudah tidak ada lagi. Nak dibuang pula sebatang tebu tidak ada pula yang akan memimpin. Maka UMNO kini terpaksa menggunakan juga ruas-ruas tebu yang busuk itu. Bak kata anak-anak muda sekarang, 'nasib lu lah brader'.

Itu sebabnya saya tidak segan dan silu menyalahkan kepimpinan 3 dekad dahulu. Beliau tidak mula membuang ruas-ruas tebu yang busuk itu secara beransur-ansur. Kerana apa? Sebab nak mendapatkan sokongan untuk berkuasa dengan lama. Hasilnya apa? Kita semua menjadi mangsa. Bila dah hilang keyakinan rakyat salahkan semua orang lain. Beliau tetap tidak bersalah. Seorang pemimpin UMNO memberitahu saya petang semalam, "UMNO sudah hilang hidayah sebenarnya, hanya Tuhan mampu menyelamatkannya".

Sama-samalah kita lihat nanti. Doakan supaya pandangan saya ini salah. Jika pandangan saya ini salah saya sendiri akan mengadakan kenduri kesyukuran yang kecil mengikut kemampuan saya. Jika saya tidak mampu hendak mengadakan kenduri, insyaallah saya akan menghantar sesikat dua pisang dimana-mana masjid dalam keriah saya.

Jangan kutuk saya dulu. Tengok keputusannya dahulu sebelum mengkritik saya. Kalau nak mengata saya juga, suka hati 'hang'lah.


Come push it INDEAR the world’s largest demobigotry, and the world’s oldest one

Posted: 27 Dec 2010 06:37 AM PST

There is a lot of discussion in the West, about moderate Islam and Moderate Muslims. While one condemns violence and bigotry, one should understand that the primary focus of 1.3 billion Muslims on the planet is to feed their families and taking care of the young ones.
Some want Muslims to behave like Jews or Christians, in thought, ideas, and even beliefs.
A moderate Muslims does not mean someone who is a "non-Muslim". A moderate Muslim does not mean someone who is "Christian in thoughts and beliefs." A moderate Muslim is not a WOG (Western Orientalized gentleman), one who looks like a native but thinks like a colonialist or a Neocon. A moderate Muslim is someone who respects Chrsitians, Christianity and other religions.
A moderate Christian is one who does NOT listen to the bigots on "Foxy" and elsewhere. A moderate Christian is not one who secretly or openly expects Muslims to become Christians. A moderate Christians is one who respects Islam and other religions.
My mother used to tell me "darmiyanah ravish", the middle way. This is what a moderate Muslim is all about. Judiasm is a strict religion, Christianity is easy; Islam offers the middle way.
Finding moderate Muslims is easy, stop listening to the bigots of the world and find one in the nearest mosque or in your neighborhood.Seek out a Muslim and befriend him/her. It will be a rewarding experience. Friendship and hospitality will energize and improve everyone.
NEW DELHI: The idea of India — that is democracy — faces its most serious challenge from the Bharatiya Janata Party and it was intent not just on shredding the secular fabric of the nation, but also on destroying the democratic institutions, the Congress alleged here on Sunday.
Stung by the onslaught against it through the recently concluded winter session of Parliament, the Congress unleashed its fury on the BJP.
Both in a political resolution as well as in speeches by senior leaders and delegates alike, the message that went out from Burari on Sunday, the second day of the organisation's 83rd plenary — coinciding with its 125th anniversary — was that the Congress meant business and that it was going to be a bare knuckles battle from now on.
Indeed, the political resolution, passed after discussion, asked the government to tackle the communal menace in the strongest possible manner and investigate links between terrorists and the RSS and its sister organisations that were uncovered in some recent cases. "The role of religious fundamentalist organisations in challenging the security of the nation can no longer be ignored," it said.
Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, who moved the political resolution, focussed on the "illogical" fashion the BJP stalled Parliament for 22 consecutive working days, demanding a joint parliamentary committee probe into the 2G spectrum scam while avoiding a debate on the floor.
Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh, however, was clearly the star of the day. He said the BJP's and the RSS' Hitlerian ideology of hatred, violence and divisiveness contrasted sharply with that of the Congress, which took its inspiration from Mahatma Gandhi's gospel of love and communal harmony.
Arjun Singh-like, he concentrated on the communal politics of the BJP and the sangh parivar, drawing applause and laughter from the delegates. He said those of a communal bent of mind, while agreeing that all Muslims were not terrorists, liked to ask: "Why are all terrorists Muslims?" To those people, he said, he would like to pose a counter-question: "All Hindus are not terrorists, but why are all Hindu terrorists connected to the RSS?"
The political resolution pointed out that the BJP had "a history of double standards and doublespeak on issues of serious corruption. While trying to target the Congress, which had sacked some of its Ministers accused of corruption, the BJP was busy defending its corrupt government in Karnataka, the resolution said.

 

A couple of days ago, a Scottish delegate got a shock of his life when he saw a dog shitting on a bed inside a 'swanky' apartment at the Commonwealth Games village in Delhi. The Scotsman clicked a photo of the dog, and now the picture is part of the evidence submitted by the Scottish delegation to the Organising Committee to prove that the multi-million dollar village is not "fit for human habitation". In the past few days, foreign TV crews and photographers have been busy chasing and clicking photos of dogs – peeing and shitting in the apartments, running on practice tracks, jumping into swimming pools and sleeping under the police cars and other vehicles parked at Games sites and venues. The foreigners are horrified – and scared to death – by the sight of street dogs running wild in the "sanitized areas". For them, it's a sign that India is not ready for the Games and the infrastructure here is not "world class".

Now, there is no doubt that India's carefully created, and airbrushed, image of an 'emerging superpower' and the 'second-fastest growing economy' in the world rots in the piles of rubbish. The myth of 'India Shining' (BJP's slogan) and 'India Rising' (the Congress' slogan) has been busted. We have proved to the world – and to ourselves as well – that we are a third world banana republic which is sinking into a bottomless pit.
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I am not worried about the mismanagement at the Games sites. We shouldn't have organized the Games at all. The country which in 63 years of independence hasn't been able to provide proper living houses, clean drinking water, uninterrupted electricity, fulltime jobs, healthy food, clean air and free education to all its citizens despite spending trillions of dollars, how did you expect the same country to pull off an international sporting event without it sinking into the slime and grime of corruption and bad governance.

I am not justifying corruption, but it's a fact that graft is part and parcel of capitalism, though the level differs from country to country. This has been proved by western politicians and Wall Street bankers in the past couple of years. In the US, the bankers and financial giants robbed the American people, mostly the middle and working-class, clean and then declared themselves bankrupt, and they were bailed out by the American government with public money. This was the world's biggest daylight robbery. And no one, except Michael Moore, raised the red flag.
In the US, this brazen act of corruption made thousands of houses go under water and millions became jobless, but in India something more sinister and dark has been happening in the garb of the Games. In the past two years or so, the governments of this country and this city have launched a full-scale war on the poor. Millions of poor people from the country's dustbowls have been brought here to work at the Games' construction sites. They have been slogging day and night at the venues and living like animals under plastic sheets, sleeping on wet ground and eating filthy food. That food is just about enough to keep their body and soul together so that they can build the glass and chrome buildings and showcase India Shining to the world.
In 21st century India, the street dogs are luckier than the poor. The dogs make news for shitting on expensive beds and the poor workers go to snake-infested swamps to take a leak at night, get bitten and die and not a soul is stirred.
On one hand the government has brought these people from poverty-ravaged villages to work on its corruption-tainted buildings, and on the other hand lakhs of hard-working but poor people have been thrown out of the city so that the foreigners coming here for the Games do not see the ugly, dirty side of India. Thousands of people living in Yamuna Pushta area were plucked from their houses and dumped on a wasteland in Haryana. Beggars were packed off earlier. Now, the police are scanning the slums of Delhi and Gurgaon and people are being forced to board trains back to their villages. These people have been living and working here for years and suddenly they have been asked to leave. The government doesn't want any filth in the city during the Games. It's putting bamboo screens in front of the slums.
But, now the filth is out in the open. The mismanagement and corruption has been exposed by the photos of dirty, filthy and unhygienic apartments at the Games village. And guess who gets blamed for it. Not the politicians or babus or contractors but the poor workers at the site. And when 27 workers got injured on Wednesday, when the footbridge near the JL Nehru stadium collapsed, they were herded like animals into private vehicles and dumped at a sarkari hospital. No ambulance for them, no post-recovery package for them. Just Rs 50,000 in damages for broken legs, cracked heads and damaged spinal chords.
And, to hide the accident near the Nehru stadium, the area was cordoned off and cops in full riot gear were stationed so that ordinary people and media and foreigners can't get anywhere near the site and see one more horrendous accident. Suddenly, the government has one solution for every problem across the country: post heavily-armed police and paramilitary men at the scene of a "disturbance" and give them license to shoot at will. It happens everyday in Srinagar. It's happening everyday in the jungles of Chhattisgarh. It's happening in the villages of West Bengal. It's happening in the villages of UP. Now, with Ayodhya verdict round the corner, the temple town is being turned into a fortress with men in khaki swarming over it.
These are symptoms of a failed state. We are catching up with Pakistan. We make tall claims about growth, but we treat out poor worse than animals. We aspire to be world power, but we can't even provide drinking water to all our citizens. We claim to be world's biggest democracy, but we 'solve' all our social and political problems with loaded guns in hand. It's time we accepted that we are a banana republic and we are going to the dogs.readmore Come push it INDEAR the world's largest demobigotry, and the world's oldest one

 



TALIBANISATION OF MALAYSIA VS ZIONIST-APCONISATION OF UMNO MALAYS WHAT IS YOUR SAY KKKHAIRY 1 MALAYSIA

Posted: 27 Dec 2010 03:27 AM PST

Malaysia colleges a hotbed for militant recruiting

Zionist APCO reverse propaganda Bosnia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, Chechnya, Pakistan, its now the turn of Malaysia For God or for fame?Malaysia's universities have become prime recruiting grounds for Islamic militants

Malaysian Muslim students protest at a recent US concert in Malaysia. — PHOTO: AFP

KUALA LUMPUR – MALAYSIA'S universities have become prime recruiting grounds for Islamic militants looking for youngsters to draw into terrorist networks, security experts warn.
Unlike neighbouring Indonesia and Thailand, the moderate Muslim-majority nation has remained largely free of terror attacks but there are fears that lax admission policies have created a haven for jihadists.
A string of arrests and detentions this year have highlighted the growing presence of radicals using Malaysia as a base to sign up supporters and plan attacks.
In June, authorities deported 45-year-old Al-Qaeda-linked Syrian scholar Aiman Al Dakak along with eight other foreigners from Syria, Yemen, Nigeria and Jordan, most of them students.
Al Dakak gave lectures to Malaysian and foreign students at his Kuala Lumpur home, allegedly indoctrinating them with jihadist ideology and urging them to carry out bombings on places of worship in the multi-ethnic nation.
The following month, engineer Mohamad Fadzullah was detained under internal security laws for trying to recruit students at Malaysia's national university and technical institutes for the Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) extremist group. — AFP

But why Malaysian officials are tight-lipped about this issue ?OR they don't know that nurturing a monster of terror can turn on its patron? They should look at Pakistan (the failed ever state in world !) and learn a lesson Malaysia is in a state of dilemma. While it is considered one of the better administered democracy and a modern country amongst the Islamic world like Turkey, it is also seen by other Islamists as dithering away from Islamic oneness! Malaysia fiercely wants to retain the image it has painstakingly created for itself- that of a modern and moderate Islamic state. But it cannot deny visa to Islamic clergy from Middle East. That will be seen as closing doors on Islams most important proponents. Malaysia wants no association with anything concerned with terror as the economic impact of that image is huge for the country to bear. How that country chooses to balance both worlds would be interesting to witness

 



'tis the Season to be Glad, Young&Old

Posted: 27 Dec 2010 03:17 AM PST

WE ARE STILL ALIVE&KICKING
And most important of all,
WE ARE STILL GOING, RISING, FLOWING
With the changing SEASONS IN THE SUN...God bless, YL, Desi

BEACH BOYS
"Seasons In The Sun"
(Rod Mckuen and Jacques Brel)

Adieu Emile, my trusted friend,
We've known each other since we were 9 or 10.
Together we climbed hills and trees.
Learned of love and ABCs
Skinned our hearts and skinned our knees.

Adieu Emile it's hard to die,
When all the birds are singing in the sky.
Now that the spring is in the air
Pretty girls are everywhere
Think of me and I'll be there

We had joy we had fun we had seasons in the sun,
But the hills that we climbed were just seasons out of time.
We had joy we had fun we had seasons in the sun,
But the hills that we climbed were just seasons out of time.

Adieu Papa please pray for me,
I was the black sheep of the family
You tried to teach me right from wrong,
Too much wine and too much song,
Wondered how I got along,

Adieu Papa it's hard to die, ( ahhh, ahh, ahh)
When all the birds are singing in the sky. ( ahhh, ahh, ahh)
Now that the spring is in the air, ( ahhh, ahh, ahh)
Little children everywhere, ( ahhh, ahh, ahh)
When you see 'em I'll be there. (ba ba)

We had joy we had fun we had seasons in the sun, (ba ba ba, ba ba ba, ba ba ba ba ba ba ba)
But the wine and the song, like the seasons have all gone. (ba ba ba, ba ba ba, ba ba ba ba ba ba ba)
We had joy we had fun we had seasons in the sun, (ba ba ba, ba ba ba, ba ba ba ba ba ba ba)
But the wine and the song, like the seasons have all gone. (ba ba ba, ba ba ba, ba ba ba ba ba ba ba)

Adieu Francoise, my trusted wife,
Without you I'd have had a lonely life.
You cheated lots of times but then,
I forgave you in the end,
Though your lover was my friend.

Adieu Francoise it's hard to die, ( ahhh, ahh, ahh)
When all the birds are singing in the sky. ( ahhh, ahh, ahh)
Now that the spring is in the air( ahhh, ahh, ahh)
With your lovers everywhere, ( ahhh, ahh, ahh)
Just be careful I'll be there. (ba, ba)

All our lives we had fun, we had seasons in the sun, (ba ba ba, ba ba ba, ba ba ba ba ba ba ba)
But the stars we could reach were just starfish on the beach. (ba ba ba, ba ba ba, ba ba ba ba ba ba ba)
All our lives we had fun, we had seasons in the sun, (ba ba ba, ba ba ba, ba ba ba ba ba ba ba)
But the stars we could reach were just starfish on the beach. (ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba)

(ba ba ba, ba ba ba, ba ba ba ba ba ba ba)
(ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba)

(ba ba ba, ba ba ba, ba ba ba ba ba ba ba)
(ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba)

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Malaysian buses & ferries

Posted: 27 Dec 2010 03:10 AM PST

Three years ago I posted Maritime tradition fell overboard from Tioman ferry following a Malaysiakini report that an unlicensed Malaysian ferry sailing from Pulau Tioman to Mersing suffered a fire breaking out on board the vessel yesterday. The incident left four dead and four injured. The terrified passengers said it was a horrendous scene as the ageing vessel filled with smoke, forcing them to hurl their children into the sea.

Yes, you read it correct, that ferry was unlicensed. A Marine Department official revealed the ferry's permit to transport passengers had expired a year before and which was not renewed. One blooming year of unlicensed sailing!

And the f*ing worst thing of all, our brave crew, the inheritors of Hang Tuah's maritime prowess, abandoned the vessel even before the passengers. The f*ing cowards, which was why I titled that posting 'Maritime tradition fell overboard from Tioman ferry'.

In conjunction with that tragedy I also posted
Tioman ferry disaster - Ministerial criminal negligence, capturing a letter by Alice Au which was published by Malaysiakini.

She wrote about overloaded boat and illegal transfer of passengers from ferry to an already overloaded ferry in mid sea without any mandatory police supervision. Alice said: This operator shows a blatant disregard for passenger safety, their arrogance and the high-handed manner they deal with their clients has to be experienced to be believed.

The crews might have been cowards but they were arrogant cowards. F*ing typical of cowards.

It seems the responsible ministry that I accused of being criminally negligent in not clamping down on such dodgy operations have allowed another boat accident in the same region to occur again.

The Star Online reported that
three Singaporeans died and two more are missing after a boat carrying 29 people capsized while on its way back from a fishing trip near Sibu Island here.

DSP Mohd Nor said strong winds and choppy waves could have resulted in the boatman not being able to control the vessel. He added that the boat which was carrying 19 Singaporeans, nine Malaysians and one China national was overloaded.

"Initial investigations revealed that the boat could carry about 12 passengers but there were 29 people on board. All the victims were not wearing life jackets."

Actually 4 Singaporeans have been confirmed dead, as I heard from
Channel News Asia. Unlike the Star Online and New Straits Times, the Channel News Asia report also explained why all the victims were not wearing life jackets …

because there were f*ing none on board!

Why didn't the Star and NST report this? Woi, Hartalmsm, lu olang tidur kah?

Bus & ferry disasters– the usual f*ing Malaysian ministerial negligence. Corruption is right at the root of all these.


夢醒時分 The moment when a dream is awakened…

Posted: 27 Dec 2010 12:53 AM PST

  
>鄭丁賢*夢醒時分

> 你是否和我一樣,發覺身邊的親戚和朋友,似乎少了許多。
> I wonder you feel the same as me ; all the sudden I realized friends
> and relatives around me seem to get less and less.
>
> 以往接近過年時,各種聚餐排得滿滿的,而今年,似乎沒聲沒息。
> Those years when the New Year drew near, all sorts of gathering
> appointments almost completely filled the diaries, but this year seems
> so quiet.
>
> 即使是平常日子,電話少了,與大家見面也少了。
> Even in normal time, phone calls become less and less, face to face
> meet up also become much less.
>
> 也許,大家各忙各的;或者,目前流行"宅生活",儘量避免出門。
> Perhaps, everybody is busy with their own things, or perhaps, nowadays
> people prefer to stay in.
>
> 也不盡然如此。再想一想,很多老友和親戚,已經不在了。嗟!大吉利是,他們都還好好的,只是離開了馬來西亞。
> However, it is not entirely like this, thinking further, actually old
> friends and relatives are not around any more. God bless, they are
> still alive and well, they just left the country, Malaysia .
>
> 去了中國大陸開工廠;王子不做工程師,移民到澳洲開小食檔;阿風離開本地大學,去香港做講師;青蛙去了台灣,開展事業第二春;還有的到了美國、英國,唔,還有去印尼的……。
> They have gone to China to set factory; ah Wang quit his engineer job
> and migrated to Australia to set up his little food store business, ah
> Fong left the local University went to Hong Kong as a lecturer. 'Frog'
> went to Taiwan to pursue his second career life. Others went to
> Americia , England , even Indonesia …
>
> 起初,以為這只是個別現象,逐漸的,旁人也有同樣發現;原來,這不是個別現象,而是社會現象;這不是少數,而是相當大的數目。
> At first, I thought these are individual cases, but gradually, people
> around me realized the same, these are not individual cases but a
> general symptom of our society. they are not small numbers but the
> pretty big indeed.
>
> 外交部早前披露了一個數字,說明這個現象是多麼真實,多麼貼近。
> Department of Foreign Affairs released the figures earlier, it
> confirmed the situation is real.
>
> 從去年3月到今年9月,已經有30萬大馬人移民他國;其中20萬人是今年1月到8月出走的數目。
> From March 2008 thru September 2009, a total of 300,000 Malaysian
> migrated to other countries, among them 200,000 left between Jan – Aug
> 2009. (in 8 months)
>
> 累積下來,已經有超過200萬大馬人移民,接近今天印尼外勞在大馬的人口。
> Cummulatively, 2 million Malaysians migrated, this figure is close to
> the number of Indonesian workers in Malaysia today.
>
> 不同的是,移居他國的大馬人,多是專業人士、中產階級。
> The difference are, those migrated are mostly professional and middle
> class people.
>
> 他們有很多出走的理由,追求事業發展,為了孩子前途,尋找個人更大空間……,概括一句:對馬來西亞失望。
> They have many reasons to leave: pursue career development, for the
> future of their children, in search of better life and environment…
> In one sentence, they lost hope of Malaysia .
>
> 50年前,大家說,馬來西亞真好,好過香港,甚至日本。
> 50 years ago people said: Malaysia is very good, better than Hong Kong
> and even Japan .
>
> 30年前,大家說,馬來西亞還不錯,比得上韓國、台灣(不提香港和日本了)。
> 30 years ago people said: Malaysia is not bad, comparable to S. Korea
> and Taiwan . (No mention of Hong Kong and Japan any more).
>
> 20年前,大家說,馬來西亞還可以,至少超越中國、泰國(不能和台、韓比了)。
> 20 years ago people said: Malaysia can do lah, at least better than
> China and Thailand (Cannot compare with Taiwan and Korea lah)
>
> 10年前,大家說,馬來西亞再差,還不至於像越南、印尼(中國已是不同級別)。
> 10 years ago people said: No matter how bad Malaysia is, cannot be
> worse than Vietnam and Indonesia ok-lah. ( China is already in a
> different category).
>
> 今日,越南和印尼的經濟成長率遙遙領先大馬,
社會活力和知識發展也勝過一籌;距離愈來愈近了。

> Today, the economic growth rate of Vietnam and Indonesia already far
> exceeded Malaysia , Social activity and intellectual development of
> the country is also better, the gap between us and them is closing up.
>
> 怕甚麼,還有菲律賓和柬埔寨、緬甸。
> Why worry? there are still Philipines , Cambodia and Myanmar behind us.
>
> 但是,一位經濟學家最近到菲律賓考察之後,認為再過20年,大馬可以取代菲律賓,出口馬籍女傭到全世界了。
> However, according to an economist who recently surveyed Phillipines,
> he think in 20 years' time, Malaysia can replace Phillipines to become
> the World exporter of Malaysian maids.
>
> 半個世紀以來,馬來西亞是在大宅院裡,用封建方式,分配祖宗家業,消耗社會資源,浪費和逼走人才;不談競爭力,忽略生產力,討厭績效制。
> Over half a century, Malaysians live in the big old imperial housing
> complex, closed up and survive on properties left behind by the
> ancestor; continued to consume up social resources, wasteful, and
> drove away talents; they never talk about competitiveness, totally
> neglected productivity, and hated meritocracy.
>
> 亞洲金融風暴來襲時,大馬把門關起來,以為避過一劫,有人還自我陶醉,自以為是天才策略。
> When Asia economic storm hit in 1997, Malaysia closed their doors,
> thinking we beautifully avoided a disaster, they even think of
> themselves as genius, being able to handle the situation so well.
>
> 然而,其它國家面對風暴,走出風暴,進行體質改革,跨步向前,登上另一個水平;大馬卻還在原地踏步。
> However, just look at other countries in our neighbourhood ; they
> stood up, faced the storm, and walked out of the storm. They
> overhauled their system, improved the processes and marched forward ;
> they moved up to a new level. And Malaysia , still walking on the spot
> . . !
>
> 馬來西亞,該醒一醒了。
> Dear Malaysia , it's time to wake up !
> We are very very late now !
>
>
>
> NO MORE 5C'S
> BUT NEW 5B'S in Singapore
>
>
> Well…..here is something to link the 5cs to the newer 5 bs !
>
> I don't need a CAR, but I want a BMW
>
> I don't need a CONDO, but I want a BUNGALOW
>
> I don't need you to have CASH but I want you to own a BANK
>
> I don't need you to have a CAREER but I want you to be a BOSS
>
> It's interesting for you to read!
>
> Most of you would have heard of the Singapore 5C's! :
>
> Car, Condo, Credit Card, Cash and Career
>
> Heard of the 5B's?
>
> B – BMW
>
> B – Body
>
> B – Brain
>
> B – Billionaire
>
> B – Bungalow
>
> And, and addition with the 5K's ………………….
>
> Kiasu (scared of losing)
>
> Kiasi (scared of dying)
>
> Kiabor (scared of wife)
>
> Kiaboh (scared of having nothing)
>
> Kiachenghu (scared of government)
>
> We've been reading about the 5C's! and 5K's for Singaporeans, now
> comes the 5 Numerals and Malaysia 's equivalent…
>
> Singapore's 'practice' for Simple Living : 12345
> 1 – One Wife (If more than one, LKY will consign you out of Singapore anyway )
> 2 – Two Children
> 3 – Three Bedroom Condo
> 4 – Four Wheels
> 5 – Five Figure Salary
>
> Malaysia's Melayu 'theory' to Simple Living: 54321 must be opposite to
> Singapore's theory ma
> 5 – Five Children
> 4 – Four Wives
> 3 – Three Figure Salary
> 2 – Two Wheels
> 1 – One low-cost Govt. flat


Councillor Kah Cheng Urged Council To Review PICC

Posted: 27 Dec 2010 12:40 AM PST

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In the last Full Council Meeting of the year, Councillor Lim Kah Cheng, who has been appointed from the NGO's for the last 3 years, urged the Penang Island Municipal Council to be careful in its plan to build the PICC or the Penang International Convention Center.

She emphasised on the need not to waste the rate-payers money as a matter of principle, though she did not elaborate much.

The meeting was chaired by Puan Patahiyah bte Ismail, the Council President this morning.

The PICC is a pet project of the Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, with a view to bring in more tourists to Penang by creating Convention facilities of international standard. It has also been agreed earlier by the Penang Island Municipal Council to shoulder part of the costs, or alternatively, to parcel out the project by way of concession. However, nothing is certain at this stage, and Councillor Kah Cheng's suggestion is thus deemed timely.


KENYATAAN AKHBAR: Perlantikan SUK Selangor Belum Muktamad

Posted: 27 Dec 2010 12:25 AM PST

Di bawah adalah kenyataan akhbar berkaitan isu perlantikan Khusrin Munawi sebagai SUK Selangor yang diwar-warkan dalam akhbar harian. Bagi Tulang Besi, mohon Allah SWT melindungi kerajaan Selangor dari seorang pegawai kerajaan seperti Khusrin Munawi yang tidak teragak-agak melacurkan jentera Kerajaan Negeri untuk kepentingan UMNO. Amin!!!:



Kenyataan Akhbar
27 Disember 2010

PERLANTIKAN SUK SELANGOR BELUM MUKTAMAD


Perlantikan Setiausaha Kerajaan Negeri Selangor sebenarnya belum muktamad.

Ini adalah kerana cadangan perlantikan Dato' Khusrin Munawi oleh Ketua Setiausaha Negara tidak pernah dimaklumkan kepada YAB Dato Menteri Besar, Tan Sri Dato Seri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim.

Justeru itu, Dato Menteri Besar telah menghantar surat kepada DYMM Sultan Selangor memaklum bahawa beliau tidak dihubungi tentang cadangan tersebut. Dalam pada itu Kerajaan Negeri Selangor telah mengadakan proses pemilihan bagi jawatan tersebut dengan menubuhkan sebuah panel temuduga sejajar dengan nota amalan (practice notes). Panel tersebut telah memilih tiga nama yang difikirkan sesuai untuk menjawat jawatan tersebut.

Dato' Menteri Besar kemudiannya telah menghantar tiga nama tersebut kepada DYMM Tuanku Sultan untuk mendapat perkenan. Sehubungan itu, Dato Menteri Besar akan mengadap DYMM Tuanku Sultan pada 29 Disember 2010.


Sekretariat Akhbar

Pejabat Dato' Menteri Besar Selangor
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It boils down to a choice between two evils

Posted: 26 Dec 2010 02:57 PM PST

From Datuk Karim Tarmizi, via e-mail

I refer to the letter, 'A new dawn in Malaysia, hopefully'. Without doubt GE 2008 was a major slap for the Barisan Nasional government.

It was expected after that, they would have realised their past follies. The expectation is they will reform. But perhaps that reform is not yet evident but I hope it will come.

But any change will involve certain risks. No one can be sure the next bunch of ruling party can conduct themselves accordingly. That was what happened in Taiwan and Japan.

To really evaluate the risk, we should access the performance of the opposition in the five states control and also their performance in parliament.

As far as the state governments are concerned, non of their earlier promises and reforms were carried through. Many administrative issues could have been resolved but were left festering, like the Selangor water debacle.

The contradiction in land policies as typified in Penang is another attempt at playing to the gallery in Penang. In Kedah they could not even handle the simple issue floods that befell the state. In Kelantan, despite 25 years of ruling, they continue to hoodwink the citizenry by using religion to accept the destitute state they are in.

Now we move on to the potential leaders at the federal level. Where is the cabinet which is the training ground for them to administer the country. In parliament they behave like rogues. There is not much constructive debate. It is just opposition for the sake of opposition.

Is DSAI capable of being an astute economic manager despite his oratory, articulation and international fame. His track record in that area never surfaced positively when he was a cabinet minister. We needed Dr M in the end to solve the economic crisis in 1997.

Talking about intergrity, those he brought along in PKR and holding leadership positions, cannot justify the millions they have today based on their positions when they were in government. It boils down to a choice between two evils.

But bearing in mind the coming election is not just an election. It will have severe ramifications on the social fabric of the country. The risk evaluation is not as simple as in Japan and Taiwan.

We are not as homogeneous a society as theirs. Perhaps with the slap given to the current government in 2008, and the new and refreshing impetus to resolve a lot of our woes especially economics by Najib, the BN deserves another chance.

This will ensure the risk of uncertainties on our national cohesiveness be minimised bearing in mind the various economic and social cleavages along racial lines that is prevailing. Elections can and have always been a flashpoint for societies having disparities among racial lines.

Also read:

A new dawn in Malaysia, hopefully

 

 

 


Poverty in the interior needs urgent attention

Posted: 26 Dec 2010 02:51 PM PST

From Dr Benjamin Yapp, via e-mail

Sabah DAP conducted a survey on poverty problems in the interior and found that the BN government has grossly neglected the rural people since Merdeka. I spent eight months looking into the problems of the hardcore poor and poor in the interior.

The question begs to be asked. Why are people still in poverty inspite of the government having allocated a billion ringgit in the 9th Malaysia Plan for rural infrastructure development projects since the last general election?

The people of the interior are anxious to know and are waiting to see the results, but unfortunately there seems to be no improvements in basic infrastructure and amenities which have contributed to the poverty problems.

The government should show more commitment to overcoming this problem. Why is this happening in our state which is rich in natural resources and has an abundance of vast agricultural lands in the interior?

We have to examine the attitudes of government leaders and their poor decisions with regards to the of hardcore poor. The causes of poverty and inequality in the interior of Sabah need to be addressed immediately without having to wait till the next general election.

The Sabah DAP interior mobile service discovered that the poor have less or no access to health, education and other services due to inadequate infrastructure facilities and amenities.

These problems have inevitably resulted in the poor being marginalised from society and have little chance for representation or voice 'suara rakyat pedalaman' their grouses in public and political debates.

The government should listen to the constructive criticisms and suggestions of opposition leaders if it wants to tackle poverty problems. The Sabah DAP is a party which subscribes to the policy of transparency, integrity, good governance, efficiency and effectiveness, responsibility and result.

Unfortunately, there are certain arrogant politicians who keep on denying and attacking the opposition when they point out weaknesses and problems to the government as the 'eyes and ears' of the grassroots.

These so-called leaders are unfit to lead as they do not have the interest of common people. They should appreciate opposition leaders who are bold and sincere enough to speak the truth for benefit of the people.

However, they are good leaders among the politicians but they probably are too busy to meet the grassroots and resolve their woes. Sabah DAP can complement the government as we have the interest of the people, regardless of their status, beliefs, or, affiliations. We see them as our 'brothers and sisters'.

It is a sad fact that the poor have been marginalised from society as many problems such as PPRT assistance, welfare for senior citizens, scholarships, distribution of e-Kasih programmes, have not been fairly and properly administered.

There have been many complaints and despite repeated requests and appeals for assistance from the government through their community leaders, the poor have been ignored and deprived of facilities for years.

The BN government approved RM109.7 billion for Peninsular Malaysia under Budget 2011 whereas Sabah and Sarawak are only getting RM9.5 billion? How could poverty eradication be achieved when the rural areas are being marginalised?

Government politicians should address the poverty issue and the related staggering problems instead of wasting taxpayers monies to criticise and blame the opposition who are sincere in bring up issues of public interest for the benefit of the people.

Sabah DAP is not against any good government, but if the political leaders are not doing their duties and carry out their responsibilities as the people's representatives, what else can we do but point out the weaknesses and tell them what is really happening when they are tucked behind their luxury government and ministerial offices.

But each time we bring up the grievances of the people, those irresponsible so-called politicians attack us as if we are a useless, uncivilised group. This arrogant attitude must change or we will boot out the unproductive and inefficient leaders and the government in the next general election!

Our survey also showed that the hardcore poor and poor in the interior cannot afford proper food and nutrition for their families. The structural root causes that create hunger, poverty and dependancy still remain.

The authorities should deploy resources and energies to relieve hunger through measures such as improving agriculture, introducing the concept of 'agro-enterprise' by improving their knowledge and skills as part of a long-term programme.

There are many related issues that causes poverty, like problems of land rights and ownership, diversion of land use, emphasis on export-oriented agriculture, inefficient agricultural practices, particularly in the interior districts.

There should be no excuse for any of the people's representatives and government leaders not to capitalise on the natural resources for the development and improvement of socio-economic conditions for the poor.

The district of Keningau and Tenom for instance, have water and sanitation problems. In Melalap sub-district for instance, the rural communities have to depend on ground water supply.

The water source from the remote hillsides often contain germs and bacteria that is responsible for diseases like e-coli, diarrhoea outbreaks from drinking the untreated water.

Sabah DAP urges the government to improve the socio-economy well-being of the poor and improve basic infrastructure that are badly needed without further delay. The backwardness of rural society has affected their social, economic and political development.

The writer is Sabah DAP parliamentary liaison chief for Keningau and Tenom and also chairman of Sabah DAP state rural development bureau


Utusan to ZAID AND HARIIS are you afraid of Zionist APCO 1 Malaysia

Posted: 26 Dec 2010 11:16 PM PST

1 Malaysia ban: Pre-emptimg 'pressure' on firms to spread propaganda

the Utusan Malaysia urged the Malay majority to "rise and unite" against demands by ethnic minorities.

"the crises in society, the family, morality, politics, security and the economy which have made life hard for humanity and continue to put great pressure on all nations have come about because the prophets have been forgotten, the almighty has been forgotten and some leaders are estranged from god

 

 

 



Hypocrisy cannot be veiled forever

Posted: 27 Dec 2010 03:47 AM PST


The biggest problem for hypocrites is the truth, truth is everywhere.

You see, hypocrites have to remember the lies that they have told and where it fits between the truth

and they have to remember it every day and every time they open their mouth

but people who only deal with the truth don't have to remember anything other than the facts.

For example Anwar Ibrahim lied about taking care of the Kampung Buah Pala land issue before the 12th General Elelction,

he said that the problem would be solved within two weeks because "Karpal Singh is on our side' and 'the Chief Minister would be one of us'.

I don't understand what a an old lawyer has got to do with state decisions

but even with the chief minister lording over land affairs, they did not solve the problem,

in fact one of the first things Lim Guan Eng did was sign the permission or state consent for the land to be transferred to the developer.



Solving Kampung Buah Pala would have been a simple case of not signing the consent.

I am not saying that the development of Kampung Buah Pala is a bad thing, but Anwar promised and Pakatan promised ketuanan rakyat,

Ketuanan Rakyat, from what I gathered at their heated political rallies meant that the Government listened to the Rakyat on everything

and don't favour large corporations or development if it victimises the rakyat.

On this basis alone, Ketuanan Rakyat is a false promise,

no Government in the world can operate by pleasing everyone,

no Government in the world can operate without victimising some of the population.

Let me give you several examples, Do you remember Kampung Chubadak near Sentul?

Tian Chua rabble rousin at Kg Chubadak,
I wonder if he now drives on DUKE
to his political rallies or protests

Remember all the fuss that DAP and PKR kicked up when the Government wanted to relocate the squatters there and acquire land for a highway?

remember how everyone said that the Government was Zalim and heartless?

The truth is the Government was just doing its job,

they were looking further ahead than the people could see



and the Government saw that the nation's capital needed a quick link from Damansara to Ulu Kelang

and as part of the masterplan they had made allocations in Ulu Kelang and Damansara for the highway alignment

I used to wonder why the roundabout at AU3 was so large and why there was an unused tract of land in Wangsa Maju...they were DUKE highway

but within the city centre and through parts of the older Gombak-Sentul area they had no choice but to relocate people.

The Government stood their ground and took the flak and pushed through the idea.

Well, now DUKE is one of the most useful highway in the capital reducing travel time from Damansara to Ulu Kelang from nearly two hours to just twenty minutes (10 minutes according to a regular user).

Ketuanan Rakyat is nothing more than pure Political Hype and propaganda,

It is a feel-good message that Pakatan knows they can never deliver,

heck they would not even be able to deliver a small portion of it.

In fact I dare say that pakatan cannot even deliver the parts about corruption and abuse of power.

and I say this from observations in Penang, Selangor, Perak (under DAP rule), Kedah and Kelantan.

Anwar making promises at Kg Buah Pala
In Penang we see the Chief minister incorporating all sorts of  new bodies to push forward his political agenda to keep Penang in the hands of the Chinese -

and I can bet that those supporting PR will blurt - 'well that's the same that Umno is doing for the Malays',

so if you say A is wrong, why is it OK for B to do it?

They hike water tariff in Penang as they condemn water tariff increase in Selangor.

In Perak, they bulldoze the 999-year land policy without regard to convention and the National Land Code.

A parliamentary democracy moves slowly on the basis of convention to prevent abuse of power

and in Perak they disregarded it.

In Perak DAP removed the safeguard of convention for the sake of their political convenience,

they did not even have the decency to pretend to adhere to convention.

Meanwhile in Kedah we all know about Kabinet Batu 9,




Batu 9 Jalan Langgar is where the Dewan Harian Pas is held and most state decisions are made there to be rubber stamped by the PAS-Controlled State Assembly.

In reality, if PAS in Kedah is united, it would not make any difference where the decision is arrived at because they will still vote the same way in the assembly

but the thing is, when Umno dominates the decision making they accuse Umno of sidelining the other parties.

Well that is the way of democracy isn't it? For the most time the majority gets their way, there are times when the minority is given priority

Then we move to the Selangor where the biggest campaign promises were to give free water and increase sand revenue.

Well the free water is flowing but then again the state has to pay to the water concessionaire for it and they can't continue to do it much longer

this is one of the  main reasons why they want to take over Syabas.

I think limited free water is a good idea but one cannot implement a policy without looking at the financial implications to all the parties involved

because there is no such thing as a free lunch, someone is paying for it.

The Selangor state government is behaving like a bully against Syabas and that is not going to get them far

because, Tan Sri Rozali Ismail, the boss of Syabas and Puncak Niaga is an old hand at this poltiical game,

he is well known for his bully tactics.

Anyway good luck on Syabas

When it comes to the sand issue, Selangor's sand revenue for 2010 is lower than the last years under Khir Toyo. Why is that?

Some say because Kumpulan Semesta S/D (KSSB) the state monopoly of sand is leaking worse than a colander.

Bits and pieces of evidence have come up but I guess the authorities figure this is not enough, even the Selangor Committee on Accountability and Transparency SelCAT saw nothing wrong with KSSB..

Kalau gajah depan mata tak nampak nak buat macamana.

Meanwhile in Kelantan the people continues to put up with third world infrastructure and murky piped water while hanging on to the promise of paradise,

as if living in less than sanitary conditions and with poor infrastructure promises Allah's pleasure.....

madness..


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Isa Samad is new Felda chairman

Posted: 26 Dec 2010 10:55 PM PST

Former Negri Sembilan Mentri Besar Tan Sri Mohd Isa Samad is the new Felda chairman, it was announced today. He replaces Tan Sri Dr Yusof Noor who has been at the helm since July 1, 2001.

It was only early in the day when Isa refused comment on his appointment. However, a statement from the Prime Minister's Office answered everything, that the Bagan Pinang state assemblyman will take charge beginning January 1, 2011 (here). Dr Yusof will be advisor to the minister in-charge of Felda.

I've known Isa for so many years, and those who knew him well will agree that Prime Minister has made the right selection.

Mohd Isa, 61, was the menteri besar of Negeri Sembilan for 22 years, from 1982 to 2004. He was also a minister of the federal territories and is a former vice-president of Umno.

He became the assemblyman of Bagan Pinang in the parliamentary constituency of Teluk Kemang, Negeri Sembilan, after winning a by-election on Oct 11 last year when he beat Zulkefly Mohamad Omar of PAS by a majority of 5,435 votes.

Among one of Umno prominent seniors, he was once slapped with a two-year suspension after found guilty of 'money politics' during the 2004 party election.

Anyway, tahniah Tan Sri, semugo berjayo... buek la kojo elok-elok!


Kaiju Lame Duck 111th Congress

Posted: 26 Dec 2010 08:33 PM PST

Just love the imagery and art of this cartoon:

The reference is to the lame duck, Democrat majority 111th Congress which passed all sorts of destructive legislation (with help from some RINOs) just before being kicked out by the newly voted-in, majority Republican 112th COngress.

On a tip from wits0.



Opportunistic conversions fraught with danger

Posted: 26 Dec 2010 12:25 PM PST

From Datuk Karim Tarmizi, via e-mail

I refer to the letter, 'Non-Muslims left in a limbo by judicial system' by A Vaithilingam. The government must get its act together to resolve this pitiful dilemma. In most cases it is a clear by design and intent a conversion to Islam by non-Muslims is done to resolve and fortify their respective positions in their family quarrels as non-Muslims.

The haste of the converted parents in doing the same for their children without consultation and recourse to their spouses is an indication of the preparation for the forthcoming custody battle. They are trying to make use syariah laws to further their own personal interest to resolve their divorce and custody of children.

The situation is made more complicated by the undue haste of the Islamic religious department in accepting such conversions without taking into account the real intention of the conversion.

Things are made more complicated when the syariah court issues orders which is binding on everyone affected with regard to custody cases. As an example, take the recent case in Bukit Mertajam where the spouse in a custody battle, brought along the police and syariah officials to a school to serve the judgement.

A potential troublesome and explosive situation would have happened if the parties concern did not use reason and common sense to resolve the matter.

The government must make it clear before any conversion that whatever problems between the disputing spouses be resolved within the legal framework of their religious or civil contracts that they entered into in the marriage.

They marry as non-Muslims, so they must resolve their problems within that context or come to some resolution as non-Muslims. It is difficult and complicated and fraught with a lot of danger when someone hides under syariah law to resolve their differences before they are Muslims.

Because of such opportunistic conversions, jurisdiction issues will arise and civil courts and judges get the brunt of the blame for their inability to adjudicate.

It is pertinent for the government to sieve this process of opportunistic conversions . It is also necessary for the it to ensure spouses resolve their problems within the context of their own religious and civil marriages and no attempt is made to hide or seek syariah protection.

Being not fully versed with syariah law, I'm not sure whether it can be done. But I would suggest the authorirties look into this as a matter of urgency. From time to time such exploits by non-Muslim couples created situations which is awkward for the syariah courts to resolve without being seen to be in favour those who convert.

This is exactly where the minister gets caught. Non-Muslim spouses who have to pursue their troubles in syariah courts naturally will need the legal support of the non syariah lawyers.

Even though there is obvious reason not to allow non syariah lawyers to pursue their cases in the syariah courts , such disallowance is now being perceived as an act to support the converted. This is not so. The problem couples must resolve their conflicts within the context of their original marriege contractual arrangements.

Also read:

Non-Muslims left in a limbo by judicial system

 

 


BN “Which YB Seat Will Fall..?”

Posted: 26 Dec 2010 09:10 PM PST

WHICH BN/YB SEAT WILL FALL ?

When I was asked this question at Christmas time in Bau I was dumbstrucked but still managed a smile.  Am I going to be truthful and make them happy just for the sake of the yuletide season? No way, so  I replied DAP/YB from Sentosa and Pending.

Cheh..It's like a tsunami hitting Bau town maybe they will be ousted said a former headmaster. I have hit the 'core" of their conversation and it has irked them. 

 These two YBs Chong Chieng Jen and Violet Yong are unshakeable come what may in the eyes of the many "elders" of the bidayuh hinterland in this village/kampung which was present at the open house." { The elders are so called here as they will have the final say in matters of the whole family.If one goes against their wishes they will be cast aside and away from the family. }  

How well they know the politics is that they have their sons and daughters who are working and living in the urban areas. Others they would not dare to speculate as they see SUPP has hardly reformed and will find it still difficult to recover the " losts " seats.

If  the party president George Chan does something drastic and put in a team of 'very new and dynamic faces" and drop some of the existing YBs the voters might just be swayed. Other than that SUPP will still have a mountain to climb.

Just then a young engineer in the 30′s butted in.You see,"BN YBs from the coalition are just not doing enough some of them I dont want to mention names and are thinking or "sleeping on their jobs"that they will be voted back in with the amount of money,machinery at their disposal.

 

Have the Rural YBs check their EYES recently?

Can't they tell that mosts of the young ones are in towns and they will tell the elders who to vote and why? The politics of yesteryears are things of the pasts.  When the election is called before July 2011 many information will be shared and it seems the BN regime will be in for a major hurdle. No Seat is safe and now the people are starting to count which BN/YB will fall.

We do not want to be the prophets of doom for the BN YBs but seriously and honestly have you yorselves YBs done enough to be elected again to the State legislative Council or Parliament? The  DAP YBs and 1 PKR YB are not exactly faultless. They don't have the development funds to see them through but somehow or rather they still manage to strike the ' nerve point" of the people of their constituency.   

The word on the ground is obviously now,"Who will FALL.?" Even YB Peter Nansian N2 Tasik Biru is under threat and he knows it. There is a significant drop in visitors to his 'open house" from nearby constituents and he knows that he has to double his efforts to maintain his stranglehold.

He even used the scouts motto," Be Prepared" to  stay ahead of the opposition which has been very busy moving about in his area. He has been diligent,been working hard and above all he will not let his guard down.

The elders said others we worry as there are too many unfavourable stories,gossips and rumours but we can't see Nansian been caught with his pants down.

The differance always lies with the responsible YBs themselves. One though should not even cry a little tear for those who thinks that they are in the position because they deserve it.

"The people put you there the people will remove you" 

There are many issues at the moment which needs to be addressed by the ruling coalition before they are ready to face the people for a new mandate. If the State and Parliament elections are held simultaneously we will not know how the people will vote. It could mean like the old days,'State we give to BN ,Parliament to Opposition."

What if ,Pakatan makes significant inroads in Peninsular Malaysia? Isn't this dangerous ground for the present BN coalition. The Pakatan will use whatever means to get to PutraJaya and BN will need to be on their toes. The Propaganda machines available at each others disposal will play a very huge part in the next general elections.

The village elders said,"Everywhere its just a touch of the button" and the YBs must know where to find them and how to turn them into votes.Their final message was," 

PAY THE PRICE FOR ARROGANCE  



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