Thursday, January 13, 2011

Ahli MCA Berjaya Perlahankan Azan di Kampung Kerinchi

Ahli MCA Berjaya Perlahankan Azan di Kampung Kerinchi

Ahli MCA Berjaya Perlahankan Azan di Kampung Kerinchi

Posted: 13 Jan 2011 09:33 AM PST

Tak sabar rasanya nak tunggu respon PERKASA dan UMNO. Yang saya dengar, azan dari Masjid Pantai Dalam tersebut telah menurunkan kekuatan laungan azan mereka berikutan aduan ini.

Here is the beginning of my post. And here is the rest of it.

KIMMA has no place in Malaysian Politics Caste and Status-Based Discrimination among Indian Muslims

Posted: 13 Jan 2011 09:02 AM PST

'Ex-sodomy queen' Ummi wants to save Malaysia from Anwar

The Judge is dead. Be thankful people, ONE LESS evil to contend with.
HELL FIRE WILL EAT YOUTry your best to rest with fires burning around you… difficult heh?
Disgusting Paul has gone to be judged by his Maker. He committed great injustice to the many innocent who bore the consequences of his judgement. He shamed everyone who knew him, his profession and the country…he will be one loss many will rejoice to lose!Good riddance to a corrupt Judge.

I would like to question the blatant abuse of power by the DAP Komtar State Assemblyman who arrogantly orders the Penang City Council Enforcement Team to confiscate stainless steel equipment and even a refrigerator from the Nasi Kandar outlet that became the latest victim of official DAP tyranny over there in Penang?

Would the DAP be as strict with enforcing such action on all traders there in Penang where those of us who are Penangites know as to the obvious bias there with regard to the DAP closing one eye on the Chinese illegal traders who outnumber the Malays and Mamaks at any one time if we are to conduct a spotcheck without giving a damn as to who is flouting the laws there?

One look at the face of this obvious arrogant @#$%^&*! and we know the kind of bloody pompous power crazy maniacs we have terrorizing the Muslim traders over there!

I call upon all Muslim traders and businessmen of Penang to rally behind the victimized trader and seek the return of all his trading equipment back to him promptly!

Hangpa nak tunggu apa lagi?

[Translator's Note: This is a translation of Dr. Faridi's Introduction to Masood Alam Falahi's Urdu book Hindustan Mai Zat-Pat Aur Musalman ('Casteism Among Muslims in India') [Ideal Foundation, Mumbai, 2009, pp. 32-35. For the sake of brevity, I have deleted some lines that I did not find directly relevant. I have sought to present the spirit of the text and, hence, have not made a literal translation throughout. –Yoginder Sikand]


Indian Muslim Society in the Shadow of Casteism

By Dr. Fazlur Rahman Faridi

When I received the first instalment of a series of articles by my dear brother Masood Alam Falahi for publication in Zindagi-e Nau I had no idea that these articles would, in the future, take the form of a voluminous book. As successiveinstalments began being published in the journal, it dawned on me that this seriesrepresented an in-depth analysis of a painful and dark side of the history of the Muslims of India.

The basis of Islam is tauhid, the oneness of God, the very opposite of shirk or polytheism. Tauhid clearly suggests a direct relationship between human beings and God, with no role whatsoever for intermediaries. Tauhid liberates human beings from man-made religious beliefs and complicated, twisted philosophies. All along, efforts have been made, consciously and otherwise, by purohits, pundits, maulvis and so on, to erect high walls between human beings and their Creator and to dilute tauhid. However, with the grace of God, these efforts have all miserably failed.

Lamentably, however, another basic principle of Islam, which follows from the belief in tauhid—the fundamental oneness of all human beings—did not escape being cruelly trampled upon. And in this regard enemies played less of a role than the flag-bearers of Islam themselves. In India, the indigenous philosophical and religious systems that were based on caste and caste discrimination played havoc with the Islamic insistence on social equality. This assault took various forms, such as exaggerated respect for the Syeds (takrim-e sadat), which led to Muslim society being divided in the name of Islam itself between the self-styled ashraf and the so-called arzal. It appeared in the shape of distorted rules of kufu' governing marriage that converted the Prophet's purely practical instructionson the matter into what later came to be viewed as religious commandments. While at a certain stage of Muslim history it was considered, purely from a pragmatic point of view, that only members of the Quraish tribe could become Caliph, it came to be understood as a permanent Islamic injunction. And so on. The implications of these wrongful interpretations were so deep-rooted and widespread that the Muslim community in India soon came to be completely suffocated by the curse of caste. And that is how Muslim Sultans, ulema and 'ordinary' folk all audaciously agreed to sabotage and grossly violate this eternal instruction of the Quran:

Lo! the noblest of you, in the sight of Allah, is the best in conduct (49:13).

Everyone—Syeds, Shaikhs, Mughals, Pathans and Shudras—was complicit in completely distorting the image of the Muslim millat and in promoting division and strife within it. God has blessed our respected brother Masood Alam Falahi with an extraordinary capacity to research and analyse so as to lift the curtain that veils this terrible reality and to encourage Muslim society to consider urgently-needed reforms in this regard. We have all been silently witnessing these glaring and dangerous divisions of caste in our society but we lacked the courage to talk about this subject and even to indicate how completely opposed to Islam all of this is.

One tragic consequence of efforts to seek to wrongly legitimise the philosophy of caste division in Islam has been that when vast numbers of people who were oppressed by the Indian caste system embraced Islam, attracted by its teachings of equality and human unity, they had to face the same sort of filth and oppression here, too. After converting to Islam, they found that they still remained Bhangis, Chamars, Kunjaras, Qasais and Julahas, and were incorporated as the most 'despicable' classes of Muslim society. On conversion, their names changed but not the way in which they were treated by others. The Muslims were now solidly divided into 'noble' (sharif) and 'despicable' (razil). So sternly was this division maintained that it was given legitimacy even in Islamic schools. Fatwas about marriage and divorce came to be based on the caste of people and the related rules of kufu' that were concocted. Brother Masood has provided us plenty of evidence that very well illustrates all of this. Many people may be angry with what he has written. They might castigate his writings as untimely and inappropriate. Some of them might even claim that caste-based division and discrimination are now vanishing among Muslims and that, therefore, there is thus no need to scratchold wounds.

I have no hesitation in saying that the power of caste is indeed declining today, particularly in the matter of selection of spouses. However, the real reason for this are modern communications and travel, which have been made possible by new technologies and material resources. Because of this, today's youth are being freed from the hold of their homes and societies. They can now increasingly find spouses of their choice themselves. Higher education, especially of a professional sort, have reduced the salience and appeal of caste. All this may have much to commend it, but a painful aspect of this changing reality is that this decline of caste consciousness that should have come about through religious reform and inspiration is, instead, being caused by economic transformations. Transformations wrought by economic motives are, generally speaking, imbalanced, and there is no need to assume it will not be so in this case as well. Another tragic aspect of this is that these efforts to end caste-based division and discrimination in Muslim society are not a result of religious commitment and activism, but, on the contrary, of increasing irreligiousness and materialism that pose a grave threat to the very identity and character of the Muslim millat. At the same time, we must not forget that caste divisions still remain very strong among the vast majority of the Indian Muslims, and to ignore its consequences is nothing but foolishness.

The adoption of, or adaptation to, the inhuman and horrendously divisive caste system by the Muslims also continues to pose major hurdles in the path of dawah or inviting others to Islam. With what face can Muslims invite Dalits and other oppressed classes to Islam if the latter feel that Islam's commitment to equality and justice is only theoretical, and when they see that, in some cases, arzal or so-called 'low' caste Muslims are forbidden from worshipping in mosques by their so-called ashraf or 'high' caste co-religionists, and when they see that Muslim society is such that if they convert to Islam they will have to face the same sort of demeaning insults as they have had to for centuries? This is why it is an urgent missionary duty to promote, not just through words but, more importantly, through practical social efforts, respect for all human beings based on God consciousness. At this point I want to add that for centuries the ulema and other guides of the Muslim millat have focussed almost all their efforts on the protection of the faith, giving very little attention at all to the fundamental duty of dawah.

The unity of the whole of humankind is the message of Islam. It is a gift presented to suffering humanity. Islam must be seen in this perspective. Social reform is not always an easy process. There is always the danger that it will not be liked or tolerated by some elements, who are bound to oppose criticism. All the same, this effort by Masood Alam Falahi deserves to be welcomed as constructive and as geared to promoting social reform and the cause of dawah. The bitter truths that he recounts must be patiently listened to. This book backs its claims with copious footnotes, references and reliable quotations. Hence, it would be wrong to say that the author is motivated by a desire for character assassination. He mentions harsh realities in order to express the tremendous pain that stirs his heart. I have examined and judged his text from the perspective of the dawah imperative, which should be of primary concern for us as Muslims. Those committed to dawah must be always ready to bandage wounds and to critique themselves and others where necessary, irrespective of the consequences, even if this means having to face insults and a torrent of fatwas. In this regard, I find this effort by Masood Alam Falahi inspiring and encouraging.

Where Masood Alam Falahi has indicated the weaknesses of present-day Muslim society, he has not forgotten to highlight the true teachings of Islam. Hence, the book is by no means a collection of accusations and criticisms, but, rather, a work that is presented in a very proper perspective.

[Dr. Fazlur Rahman Faridi is Editor, monthly Zindagi-e Nau, member of the Consultative Commitee of the Jamaat-e Islami Hind, and founder-member of the All-India Muslim Personal Law Board. Yoginder Sikand works with the Centre for the Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy at the National Law School, Bangalore. He can be contacted on]
elusive. I think it's because of the reloading of the Matrix that Neo is left with a part of the Source code inside him. As soon as he enters the room of The Architect, the machines have already scanned him and are making ready the re-insertion of his code. It's like a program download or install; by going into the room, Neo has started the process of information being read and space being tagged for code to be copied onto. Now, I think it's important to take into account what the machines believe will happen. They 'know' that The One will always choose to restart the Matrix because it's simply logical. They engineer a scenario where there can only be one logical choice. Knowing this, they already start preparations for the next cycle because as soon as the One enters the room, they've won. Except, they need to give him a choice. Knowing that humans need a choice or they'll reject the program, they need to give the One the ability to choose the continuation of the cycle. Still, so confident in the perfection of the scenario that's been created, The Architect doesn't conceive of any One choosing the end. In this context, giving a human access to the Source code of the Matrix is a huge risk. Why take that risk? Well, it goes into the mechanics of how the One is created.
On the screens in the Architect's room, Neo's possible reactions/choices are shown. I don't think they are window-dressing, I believe they are actual scenarios the program is running. If the program was not ready for Neo to, say, give the old man the finger then Neo would think of the action but there would be a delay as the program writes and loads the code to show him the action being performed. This lag would create a problem in many humans who sense that something is not right if they should be able to think and do simultaneously. So, many scenarios are written but only once choice is made. This can be seen by Neo's realization when he says "Choice. The problem is choice." He can react a number of different ways to the same thought; anger, denial, rebellion but he chooses to remain calm and voice his realization. So, what of the other scenarios? They are dumped into the machine's "recycle bin". Trashed, erased but not gone. Eventually, these random pieces of code create a glitch in the system that is The One. After they're little rebellion, the One is led to the Source and is inserted into the system again. This time, the bending of the Matrix is done within programming parameters because the One's unique code has been installed and the system has restarted, absorbing that change. He is not a true 'One' anymore because he is being allowed to manipulate things, whereas the prophesied One is out of the control of the machines because he is a glitch. It is part of the Architect's role of balancing the equation.
Now, the last piece of the puzzle. Thinking of it in terms of computers and programs being written/rewritten and rebooted I think it's pretty easy to see how Neo is able to hold onto part of the Source code that was downloaded into him when he went into the room. It's not a real room, it's not a real person sitting in front of him. It's all still Matrix code streaming down in front of Neo's eyes. The room, person and doors are all there for Neo's (and the audience's) benefit. It's a port, connecting Matrix and Source. The connection is made, the exchange of information already taking place, it just needs the One or the user to click "OK" to complete it. Which, of course, he doesn't. Which breaks the connection and leaves Neo with partially downloaded code and a 'backdoor' in his mind into the Matrix which strengthens as he remains jacked in and trapped at the in-between

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Ummi wants to 'save the country' from Anwar

Posted: 13 Jan 2011 03:59 AM PST

Ummi Hafilda Ali, the star witness in Anwar Ibrahim's sodomy and abuse of power trials in 1999, plans to sue the latter and his protege Azmin Ali to "save the country". "This is why I would like to expose the two. I know them well and I want to save the country and the next general election from them," said Ummi Hafilda, in a packed press conference in Subang Jaya today. Full story here:
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PKFZ may face 'bankruptcy' over soft loan

Posted: 13 Jan 2011 02:31 AM PST

Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ) will not be able to finance its RM4.6 billion soft loan from the Finance Ministry, which it must begin servicing from this year. It is likely that without federal government intervention, the controversy-ridden mega project operated by the Port Klang Authority (PKA) will become bankrupt, albeit technically, next year. Full story here:
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Air Asia's safety records further blemished by Kuching incident.

Posted: 13 Jan 2011 03:51 AM PST

Does Air Asia train their pilots as well as MAS?
Does Air Asia take care of their aircraft as well as they should?

Now everyone can die...another Air Asia accident

This time an Airbus A320 skidded in the rain and caused Kuching airport to be closed for 23 hours.

Thank You very Much Air Asia

I guess you can feel the anger in this posting, well I am, because Air Asia is known for their delays and poor customer service when thing go wrong.

The latest incident in Kuching has been attributed to bad weather, heavy rain made landing difficult but clearly the wind and visibility factors were within permissible parameters, otherwise the pilot would not have attempted to land the aircraft at 10:15pm.

So how did Air Asia's plane end up in the grass while Malaysia Airlines, which according to Kuching arrival timetable  landed MH3155 just five minutes ahead of Air Asia AK5218 went on to park safely at the designated gate.

By the way AK5218 was originally slotted to arrive at 9:25pm, according to Kuching airport arrival schedule.

Even by Air Asia';s own accord, the visibility level was good enough for approach and landing so what went wrong? was the aircraft brake faulty or imporperly set up causing it to veer to one side?

Was the there something wrong with the thrust reverser or air brakes or tyres?

Or was it just a matter of insufficient training for the pilots?

Under normal circumstances pilots are trained to land in heavy rain and should be well versed in handling an aircraft with a multitude of defects.

Stories about substandard maintenance procedures are the staple of budget airline horror stories and Air Asia has not been immune to similar aspersions.

The fact that Air Asia flies all-new aircrafts with an average fleet age of less than five years may have helped them get away with minor lapses in maintenance just as a new car is more able to absorb abuse.

However s the aircrafts age, they will be more sensitive to lack of disciplined maintenance.

I am not suggesting that Air Asia has broken any rules or laws but a budget airline, by definition, probably works on a tighter budget than a conventional airline and that means some corners have been rounded.

Some corners can be rounded safely while others can not.

Air Asia needs to come clean with their findings about the Kuching incident because the 'Now Everyone can Die' tagline seem to be gaining momentum.

Also, these incidents cause a lot of money for other airlines, especially when flights are delayed and carefully honed schedules are screwed up.

Did you know that every time something like this happens Malaysia Airlines ground team are left to clear up the mess because Air Asia doesn't have sufficient engineering staff at all locations.

Big Dog has an interesting take on what the Department of Civil Aviation should do with Air Asia

Kerajaan Selangor - Jika bapa kencing berdiri, cuba jangan kencing berlari.

Posted: 13 Jan 2011 03:11 AM PST

Perbilangan orang tua-tua dahulu banyak benarnya. Salah satu darinya ialah 'kalau bapak kencing berdiri anak kencing berlari'. TS Khalid telah mengumumkan bahawa semua ADUN yang mewakili PR akan mendapat RM1 juta untuk menampung pembangunan kecil-kecilan dikawasan masing-masing. Ini bermakna ADUN-ADUN BN yang merupakan wakil-wakil pembangkang diSelangor tidak akan mendapat peruntukkan itu.

UMNO Selangor memberikan reaksi yang marah-marah dengan keputusan TS Khalid itu dan menganggapnya sebagai tidak adil dan menuduh TS Khalid sebagai hipokrit kerana cakap tak serupa bikin. Itulah yang dikatakan oleh Dr Mohd Khir Toyo semalam. Isu ini merupakan isu yang sangat menarik untuk ditelaah.

Jika semua pihak mahu mengambil isu ini untuk dijadikan pelajaran, ambillah kesempatan yang ada ini untuk masing-masing memperbaikki etika dan kepimpinan yang telah dilunaskan oleh sistem demokrasi yang kita amalkan. Ada perbilangan Inggeris yang boleh kita jadikan sebagai peringatan kepada kita; 'what goes around comes around'.

Sebagai pihak yang memerintah (diperingkat persekutuan) kita menghadapi pembangkang dengan tidak memberikan peruntukkan kepada wakil-wakil rakyat kawasan kawasan-kawasan pembangkang dan ini telah menjadi amalan kita yang telah menerajui kerajaan sejak merdeka dahulu. Ini telah menjadi budaya yang sebati dan kita lihat disini bahawa rakyat tidak dihormati oleh pihak kita kerana tidak memberikan undi kepada kita.

Dari satu sudut saya berasa sukacita dengan apa yang dilakukan oleh TS Khalid ini; setidak-tidaknya pihak kita merasakan bagaimana peritnya sebagai pembangkang dinegeri Selangor kerana itulah yang dialami oleh rakyat bukan sahaja diSelangor tetapi diseluruh negara apabila mereka menggunakan kuasa undi mereka kepada parti yang lain dari UMNO atau pun BN.

Dulu kita mempunyai persepsi bahawa peruntukan kecil ini hanya untuk parti yang memerintah dan kita lupa wang atau dana itu juga datangnya dari cukai dari rakyat tanpa mengira perbezaan politik, agama dan bangsa yang tinggal dinegara ini. Kalaulah benar peruntukkan itu hanya untuk parti dan penyokong yang memerintah, sepatutnya dipulangkan balek semua wang yang dikutip dalam bentuk berbagai macam cukai kepada ahli-ahli pembangkang.

Menginiaya rakyat memang perkara yang biasa yang telah dilakukan oleh BN selama ini dan tidak siapa yang menegur dan membuat introspeksi terhadap pemimpin-pemimpin kerajaan kita. Sepatutnya jika kita benar-benar bertanggungjawab dan menerima demokrasi yang dilaung-laungkan itu sesiapa pun yang dipilih oleh rakyat, tak kira BN atau pembangkang mesti diberikan peruntukan itu kerana itu adalah kehendak rakyat yang demokratik.

Perlu diingat wang itu juga datangnya dari mereka yang menyokong pembangkang yang sama-sama membayar berbagai-bagai cukai kepada perbendaharaan negara dan negeri. Berbagai helah samada dari segi politik dan undang-undang dicari untuk meminggirkan negeri dan kawasan yang diwakili pambangkang. Sepatutnya jika kita benar-benar bertanggungjawab kita mesti mencari segala usaha untuk membantu, bukannya untuk menginiaya.

Jika BN tidak dapat menerima hakikat demokrasi maka kita ubah sahaja sistem pemerintaha negara kita. Wujudkan sistem yang hanya membolehkan BN memerintah dan tidak payah kita nak bermain-main dengan undang-undang.

Sekarang saya ingin menyeru kepada kerajaan Selangor supaya melakukan perkara yang berbeza dengan BN. Berikan jugalah peruntukkan itu kepada wakil BN. Jika kerajaan PR Selangor melakukannya maka rakyat akan dapat memberi penilaian yang tinggi kepada kerajaan negeri pimpinan Khalid dan nescaya PR akan kembali menjadi pihak yang berkuasa diSelangor dalam jangka masa yang panjang.

Mari kita lakukan yang terbaik untuk rakyat. Sikap menginiaya itu adalah budaya politik yang selalu lihat dilakukan oleh BN. Jika PR mahukan perbezaan maka jangan ikut tari dan pencak BN itu.

Untuk mencari perdamaian mesti ada satu pihak yang ada kedinginan pemikiran. Kepada PR Selangor saya mencadangkan supaya dilakukan apa yang 'needful' untuk menyemarakan semangat demokrasi itu. Kepada kerajaan Selangor, terajuilah politik secara baru dan politik secara ini memang dilakukan dinegara-negara maju. Tunjukan perbezaan itu, TS Khalid. Saya mengenali TS Khalid begitu lama dan saya tahu beliau mampu melakukan politik secara baru ini.

Orang ramai telah lama menunggu BN untuk melakukannya tetapi tidak nampak sikap itu bertunas dipihak parti pemerintah diPersekutuan ini. Jadi biar Khalid dan kerajaan Selangor yang memulakan langkah menyuburkan demokrasi ini. Sejukanlah hati dan jiwa rakyat. Ikutlah contoh yang baik dan elakan dari meniru contoh yang buruk. Lama kelamaan rakyat akan faham dan berterima kasih kepada kerajaan Selangor.

Biar BN pula yang mengikut langkah yang baik ini jika mereka masih ada hidayahnya. Jangan kita mengharapkan hidayah itu datang dari pihak BN. Sekarang inilah peluang yang terbaik untuk PR menunjukan sikap keterbukaannya dalam mentadbir negeri dan negara.

Jangan merasa letih dan jemu dalam mencari kebaikan ini. Mencari kebaikan itu adalah perjuangan sepanjang hayat. Itulah fardhu kifayah yang sangat suci. Melakukan fardhu kifayah secara intensif adalah jalan yang paling singkat untuk kesyurga.

Pakatan..Oh No! “It has come to this..??

Posted: 13 Jan 2011 01:57 AM PST

The message was clear to Natasha of audie61.Check out our report and its no good news for the Pakatan. This is serious and no joke now says a political watcher. Ummi even used this,"Most importantly, I have gotten my mother's blessing,"

Politics is a dirty old game he added.

This report we posts from an internet portal

Ummi Hafilda Ali, the star witness in Anwar Ibrahim's sodomy and abuse of power trials in 1999, plans to sue the latter and his protege Azmin Ali to "save the country".

"This is why I would like to expose the two. I know them well and I want to save the country and the next general election from them," said Ummi Hafilda, in a packed press conference in Subang Jaya today.

NONEUmmi Hafilda said that her planned civil action against Anwar, and several other opposition leaders, was not for monetary gains.

"I am prepared to be in the limelight once again although I know I will be threaten once again.

"I had been unlawfully imprisoned, my car was burnt, they had hung a dead cat in my front gate. I faced hell but I am prepared to face it one more time.

"Most importantly, I have gotten my mother's blessing," said Ummi Hafilda, who was reportedly once disowned by her father.

'Debate me first'

Ummi Hafilda, who is in the entertainment business, also poured scorn on Anwar's challenge to Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak to debate Pakatan Rakyat's 100-day reform plans.

"I would also like to challenge Anwar. Before he debates Najib, he should debate me. I would also like to challenge Anwar to swear on the Quran and deny my allegations," she said.

Meanwhile, Ummi Hafilda was unable to specify when her suits would be filed.

Asked if civil action can be taken against matters which happened more than 10 years ago, Ummi Hafilda's legal advisor Mohd Khairul Azam Abdul Aziz the suits would be based on the 2004 federal court judgments on Anwar's cases.

In 2004, the Federal Court upheld Anwar's abuse of power charge and six-year jail sentence but acquitted him of sodomy.

"The legal team is still studying the matter. We will file it soon," he said.

There is a seven year time frame for civil suits to be initiated, but Mohd Khairul said that his team has up till September to file the actions because of the 2004 Federal Court decisions.

Suing elder brother Azmin

Ummi Hafilda also reiterated her plans to sue Anwar for alleged abuse of power while he was the deputy premier in her detention in 1997, which she claims was unlawful.

"While under detention, i had suffered losses for losing an advertising contract," said Ummi, who was in the advertising business at the time.

Ummi is seeking RM300 million in damages from Anwar and RM100 million against Azmin, who is her elder brother.

She is planning to file another suit against DAP chairperson and veteran lawyer Karpal Singh for RM200 million for breach of trust.

"I am suing Karpal for breach of trust as I had approached him for help… However, Karpal turned against me and represented Anwar," she said.

Also in the firing line is PKR president Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, Anwar's husband, for RM100 keeping quiet about the latter's 'misdeeds'.

Another suit is being planned for PAS because the party had alleged sent its central committee Mohamad Sabu to hear her story, but now supports Anwar. She aims to sue PAS for RM100 million.

50 Gaps protestors stomp on PKR effigies

Posted: 13 Jan 2011 12:10 AM PST

The tussle between BN and Pakatan over who is more loyal to the royals have spilled into the streets yet again.This time 50 protestors from Gerakan Anti-Penyelewengan Selangor (Gaps) stomped and spat on the effigies of Sri Muda assemblyperson Shuhaimi Shafiei and Selangor Menteri Besar Khalid Ibrahim. Assembling at about 12pm, the protestors marched a short distance to Shuhaimi's service centre in Kota Kemuning, Shah Alam. They shouted slogans and called Shuhaimi a "traitor", "pondan" and "coward" for not being there to personally meet them. Full story here:
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[Raja Petra] Krismas Parti Di Istana Terengganu

Posted: 13 Jan 2011 09:13 AM PST

Pada malam sebelum Krismas, Nik Aziz telah dijemput untuk menghadiri sebuah 'parti' di Istana Terengganu di Kuala Lumpur. Pertemuan tersebut telah diaturkan oleh bekas Perdana Menteri, Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. Nik Aziz tidak mengetahui bahawa Perdana Menteri dan Timbalan Perdana Menteri juga akan berada di sana. Ho, ho, ho, dan Krismas yang riang!


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Another WTF moment

Posted: 13 Jan 2011 01:42 AM PST

Internet ni cannot be unfettered. Kalau camtu our peeple will get ... apatu... we must protect them la. From all the threats on the Internet. Faham?

At first, when I read the story in The Malaysian Insider about Najib wanting to call for censorship of the Internet I wanted to blog about it and thought of a lot of things I wanted to say. But since it is apparently not the done thing to criticise our Prime Minister I had another thought. There is actually no need to say anything else. The Malaysian Insider story says it all. Read this and have yourself a good laugh or a good scare.

From The Malaysian Insider today......

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 13 — Datuk Seri Najib Razak today warned of the effects of unregulated Internet use, and said unfettered access to Western culture would decimate Asian values and heritage.
His comments are expected to renew fears that the government may still renege on its pledge to not censor the Internet as part of the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC), after it was reported that the Information Ministry had previously evaluated the possibility of a blocking out "undesirable websites".
Political foes had then attacked the proposal as an attempt by the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) government to quash online political dissent.
Following public outcry, the Cabinet later abandoned the proposal, which was subsequently described as only a feasibility study.
Today, the prime minister stressed that cyberspace must be managed to protect Asian society from exposure to the "negative influences" of Western culture.
He said that governments must formulate a code of ethics for Internet use to ensure that is remains "governable".
"Indecency and anarchy can seep in into any environment that is not anchored on any cultural roots and our values.
"Our culture and our heritage are what make us unique and it is important that we educate our peoples never to abandon what makes them uniquely Asian," he said during his keynote address at the tenth Asean Telecommunications and Information Technology Ministers Meeting.
He said that that Asian values must not be compromised in the name of development.
"Our children and future generations of Asean should retain their Asian cultural values and they must be protected from the threats on the Internet," he said.
He added that the public must be educated on how to use the Internet in a responsible manner.
Aside from the controversial Net filter — said to be in the vein of the "Great Firewall of China" — the ruling administration has also called for a registry of bloggers, many of whom are said to be anti-establishment.



Posted: 12 Jan 2011 11:20 PM PST

What makes Chinese students so successful academically? The answer may lie in strict discipline aka traditional Chinese upbringing. But just how strict is strict? Where does one draw the line?

In her new book 'Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother', Yale professor Amy Chua shares how she raised her two daughters to be academically brilliant and musically-talented. Western mothers are horrified by her methods of parenting. By western parenting standards, Chua is considered a Monster Mom.

Click here to read the extract taken from Chua's book.

Our own parenting days have long passed, but with our adult children so busy with work, we are often called upon to babysit our grandchildren. We become stand-in parents. How do we fare in the 'nurturing and upbringing' department? How do we make our young ones do their homework, or practise the piano? When they don't do well in their exams, do we call them "Retards! Worthless!"? Do we threaten them when they refuse to sleep early or spend too much time watching TV? Do we spank them if they are rude?

Or do we spoil them and excuse every display of mischief, rebelliousness and disrespect with "Oh, they are just kids"?

If you are a Chinese in your 60s and 70s, you will probably recall the strict rules of discipline that Chinese parents enforced upon their children back in the 1940s and 50s. Those were the days of the rod. Remember the awful name-calling? It's a wonder that most of us survived our childhood physically and emotionally unscathed.

On a related note - how do parents plant the seed of financial brilliance in their children? For instance, what did Mark Zuckerberg's parents do right to produce a son who, at only 26, has a fortune that Forbes estimates is worth USD6.9billion? Or the parents of India's Suhas Gopinath, the world's youngest CEO? Now 24 and a multi-millionaire, he started his company when he was only 14.

If the secrets of bringing up future billionaires were published in a book, parents the world over would be queuing up to grab a copy.

Has anyone done an indepth study of parents of gifted kids? It would be interesting to know whether these parents share similar child-raising methods. Food for thought.

State Sec: Khir’s Title Suspended, Not Returned - By Syed Mu’az Syed Putra and Boo Su-Lyn.

Posted: 12 Jan 2011 11:10 PM PST

Dr Mohd Khir Toyo's "Datuk Seri" title was suspended by the Selangor Sultan and not returned temporarily as suggested by the former mentri besar yesterday in an apparent attempt to salvage his political image.

State Secretary Datuk Mohd Khusrin Munawi today said the decision to suspend Khir's title was made by the state's royal council this week.

"His title is suspended. It is not [he] who has returned the title. That is a misleading statement by him. His title has been suspended until his trial is over," Khusrin told The Malaysian Insider.

The state secretary said that if Khir is found guilty, he would be permanently stripped of the title.

The title would, however, be returned to him if he was cleared of the charges, Khusrin added.

Writing in his blog yesterday, Khir said that he was returning the Seri Paduka Mahkota Selangor medal to avoid dishonouring it during his ongoing graft trial.

"The medal has been returned to avoid a state honorific title being tainted during the course of the trial," he said.

He claimed he had written to the palace in the middle of December asking to return the medal temporarily and that the Council of the Royal Court of Selangor agreed to his request.

Khir was charged on December 6 under Section 165 of the Penal Code for knowingly accepting a bribe, in the form of two plots of land in Section 7, Shah Alam at a substantial discount from Shamsuddin Haryoni.

He subsequently resigned as state opposition leader.

Courtesy of The Malaysian Insider

Biadab punya pegawai SSM!

Posted: 12 Jan 2011 11:06 PM PST

I accompanied a friend to the SSM (Suruhanjaya Syarikat Malaysia) yesterday, trying to get discounts for the penalty imposed. The company failed to submit its annual reports and statement for four years.

The compound was a few thousand ringgit, and I think my friend deserves it for negligence. Furthermore, he didnt get any project over the past five years.

However, the manner in which a lady officer treated us was rude. She was arrogant too.

"Kalau takda duit, tutup sajalah company ni! Menyusahkan orang je!"

So, that's how you attend to a customer. Eventually, my friend got to pay only half of the compound after meeting another officer.

Nice, isnt it? I believe other people had experienced similar ordeal with that lady. I just hope SSM board take back her seat or transfer here elsewhere. She is a nuisance to SSM good image.

Surah Al Baqarah Ubat Kepada Sawan Tangis

Posted: 12 Jan 2011 10:23 PM PST

Sekadar ingin berkongsi maklumat dengan ibubapa yang menghadapi masaalah bayi atau anak mereka yang tidak berhenti-henti menangis tanpa sebab. Tulang Besi terjumpa sebuah posting dari Ummu 'Aiza (Rasyidah). Mengikut ibu ini, anak beliau yang bernama "Aiza" sering menangis tanpa sebab.

Kata beliau:

Saja nak kongsi pengalaman dgn semua, sejak hari pertama ummi melahirkan Aiza pada 10 Oktober 2008 yg lepas, dia asyik menangis terutamanya lepas tgh malam tanpa sbb yg jelas.

Tetapi selepas beberapa minggu posting ini dinaikkan, Puan Rasyidah telah berjaya mengubat sawan tangis bayi beliau. Mengikut beliau:

# rasyidah Says:
January 7th, 2009 at 2:06 pm

Buat pengetahuan semua, Aiza sekarang dah tak menangis sejak masuk tahun baru hari tu. Ubatnya hanya satu -> surah Al Baqarah. Surah ini sememangnya panjang. Dekat 2 jam baru habis. So saya baca bergilir2 dgn suami slps solat maghrib. Alhamdulillah malamnya tu, Aiza langsung tak menangis dan tidur lena sampai ke pagi. Begitulah kebesaran Allah.

Terima kasih diucapkan kpd k.lin di ICT Dept. (Nilai Campus) krn dialah yg memberikan saya nasihat bagaimana nak mengatasi sawan tangis.

Manalah tahu petua begini dapat membantu ibubapa yang menghadapi masaalah yang sama.

Wallahualam bissawab

Tulang Besi

Umno Youth hands PKR invite to debate 100-day plan

Posted: 12 Jan 2011 09:06 PM PST

Umno Youth members this morning delivered an invitation letter to PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim challenging him to a debate with Khairy Jamaluddin over Pakatan Rakyat's 100-day reform plans. Youth information chief Reezal Merican and secretary Megat Firdouz Megat Junid arrived at PKR's headquarters this morning at 10.35am along with another youth member to hand over the invitation. Full story here:
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Why do many rich Malaysian (especially the middle class) feel poor?

Posted: 12 Jan 2011 08:07 PM PST

"The net result is a society of winners as whiners, where people who are not only doing fine but doing much better relative to the median than they were a generation ago nonetheless feel left behind" - Paul Krugman

to read more click here

Apa Sudah Jadi Dengan Minyak Masak di Malaysia (Gambar)

Posted: 12 Jan 2011 07:32 PM PST

Para pembaca sekelian,

Di bawah adalah gambar yang Tulang Besi dapat dari seorang pembaca dari salah sebuah supermarket di Malaysia. Gambar menunjukkan rak-rak menjual minyak masak yang kosong dan berebut-rebut pelanggan membeli minyak masak.

Kita boleh lihat, apabila sesebuah kerajaan itu korup, mereka tiada upaya melawan "kartel-kartel" yang menguasai bekalan minyak kepada rakyat Malaysia. Kalau kerajaan bersih, mereka tiada masaalah untuk menangkap dan memenjarakan mereka yang bertanggungjawab ke atas kekurangan bekalan minyak ini.

Mustahil Malaysia sebagai antara pengeluar terbesar Minyak Kelapa Sawit boleh menghadapi kekurangan bekalan minyak masak.

Inilah Satu Malaysia yang dibanggakan.

Rak Minyak Masak kosong

Sebesar-besar rak ini, sudah hampir kosong

Pelanggan membuka kotak untuk membeli minyak

Orang ramai berebut beli minyak masak.

Al Fatihah untuk Yang Gambi

Posted: 12 Jan 2011 04:13 PM PST

Blogger Yang Gambi or Abdul Aziz Baharom passed away at 11:10pm last night after suffering from a short bout of lung infection.

May Allah take him back sinless as the day he was born.

My Al-Fatihah for his soul and may he rest with the blessed.

[Raja Petra] Mengapa UMNO Mahu Mengembalikan Pulau Pinang Kepada Kedah

Posted: 12 Jan 2011 04:05 PM PST

UMNO ingin mengembalikan Pulau Pinang kepada Kedah. Mengapa? Hal ini kerana UMNO tahu dia tidak dapat menang semula di Penang, untuk satu jangka masa yang lama. Jadi mengembalikan Pulau Pinang kepada Kedah akan mengurangkan peratusan penduduk kaum Cina, dimana terdiri daripada 75% daripada penduduk Pulau Pinang, boleh dicairkan oleh sebahagian besar peratusan penduduk kaum Melayu di Kedah. Hal itu berkaitan dengan kuasa politik orang Melayu dan ketuanan Melayu. Perkara ini juga berlaku di Sabah dan Sarawak.


Raja Petra Kamarudin

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