Sunday, March 6, 2011

Syed Ibrahim Syed Ahmad, The new Kerdau Assembly Person

Syed Ibrahim Syed Ahmad, The new Kerdau Assembly Person


Syed Ibrahim Syed Ahmad, The new Kerdau Assembly Person

Posted: 06 Mar 2011 06:55 AM PST

Kerdau, 06 Mar 2011:Story to Follow
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Roslan Ahmad is the new Merlimau assemblyperson

Posted: 06 Mar 2011 05:46 AM PST

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Election fever in Merlimau

Posted: 06 Mar 2011 01:33 AM PST

Merlimau, March 06, 2011 Supporters face off at polling station as Merlimau votes Full story: malaysiakini.com
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Voting Day at Kerdau

Posted: 06 Mar 2011 12:05 AM PST

Kerdau, 06 Mar 2011:Story to Follow
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AL JAZEERA: FROM ‘TERRORISTS’ TO ‘COOL KIDS IS THE US REALLY LOSING THE INFORMATION WAR, AS HILLARY CLINTON CLAIMS, AND HOW CAN IT FIGHT BACK?

Posted: 06 Mar 2011 02:18 PM PST

 
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"I log onto Al Jazeera every morning – you guys rock!" This was no news junkie; this was Christopher, a fantastic salesman at a clothes store in central Washington. He tells me Al Jazeera is the first thing he reads on his Blackberry, and it is his first source for news. He loves us. And so do all his friends.
What a change from when I came here three years ago! Back then virtually nobody had heard of us. Out of those who did, one tried to bomb our offices several years ago. George W Bush and his gang suspected we were propagators of anti-American propaganda. And the other, a taxi driver, said: "You were them guys Bush tried to take out; I know about you!" He was dead impressed there was a representative of a 'terror network' in his cab.
Before I felt like people here really thought I was Osama bin Laden's mouthpiece. Now I feel like I work for the cool kids! Even US secretary of state Hillary Clinton is a fan. "You might not agree with it, but you are getting real news around the clock instead of a million commercials," she said of Al Jazeera in a Washington Post article.
Almost everyone I speak to – ordering my breakfast, buying a local sim card and booking to see Lady Gaga – knows who we are. A group of Americans I get chatting to in a phone shop recognise me from my reporting in Cairo during the Egypt uprising and want to know every minute detail of our time there and how we functioned, and of Qatar and what it is like to work for the "amazing Al Jazeera". When they left, they thanked me for the impact our work has had on the world.
Three years ago it was hard to book a politician to come to our studios. Now everyone wants to talk to us. Senators – current and former – and top military men all want their views known. Republicans, Democrats, even Tea Partiers, are all keen to have us as their mouthpiece now.
Just the other day, the Libyan ambassador to the US was very emotional when he broke from the Libyan regime live on air. With any luck the momentum will get us more carriage in the United States. Hostility, fear and the Jewish lobby restricted us to a few outlets brave enough to show us, but nearly half our followers on line are from Stateside. We know that Barack Obama had his telly tuned to Al Jazeera to watch our coverage of Egypt (alongside CNN).
And clearly there is an appetite – as big and hearty as a full American breakfast – for us. As Hillary Clinton said: "Like it or hate it, it really is effective."

Abdul Rashid Agwan

Islam and Muslims have almost become synonyms of terrorism since 9/11. The fundamentalist Christians led by the Bush administration, rightist organizations in Europe, India and elsewhere and the media, all united to generally dub Muslims as 'terrorists' or at least spawn suspicion thereof. Even many Muslim intellectuals, liberal thinkers, community leaders, policymakers have accepted the pretext seriously and have put on apologetic postures in response. Almost like an archaic proverb the myth got circulated around the world that '"All Muslims are not terrorists but all terrorists are Muslims". However, the facts that are slowly coming to light say a different story.
Danio, an independent researcher and blogger of www.loonwatch.com, gathered extensive data on terrorist events in the USA and derived from the store of the facts that "only 6% of terrorist attacks on U.S. soil from 1980 to 2005 were carried out by Islamic extremists. The remaining 94% were from other groups (42% from Latinos, 24% from extreme left wing groups, 7% from extremist Jews, 5% from communists, and 16% from all other groups)."
He also collated data regarding terrorist events in Europe while relying on EU Terrorism Situation and Trend Report for 2007, 2008 and 2009. He concludes, "The results are stark, and prove decisively that not all terrorists are Muslims. In fact, a whopping 99.6% of terrorist attacks in Europe were by non-Muslim groups; a good 84.8% of attacks were from separatist groups completely unrelated to Islam. Leftist groups accounted for over sixteen times as much terrorism as radical Islamic groups. Only a measly 0.4% of terrorist attacks from 2007 to 2009 could be attributed to extremist Muslims."
The report of 2006 includes total 498 events; of which, only one in Germany could be alleged as 'Islamist', the major blame went to the European separatist groups who were found involved in as many as 424 terrorist incidents. In 2007, the number of total such events recorded in the report to be 583 of which one in Denmark could be labeled as 'Islamist'. The following year there was only one 'Islamist attack' in the UK in 2008 which is almost negligible among the total 515 incidents in the continent.
 
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"I log onto Al Jazeera every morning – you guys rock!" This was no news junkie; this was Christopher, a fantastic salesman at a clothes store in central Washington. He tells me Al Jazeera is the first thing he reads on his Blackberry, and it is his first source for news. He loves us. And so do all his friends.
What a change from when I came here three years ago! Back then virtually nobody had heard of us. Out of those who did, one tried to bomb our offices several years ago. George W Bush and his gang suspected we were propagators of anti-American propaganda. And the other, a taxi driver, said: "You were them guys Bush tried to take out; I know about you!" He was dead impressed there was a representative of a 'terror network' in his cab.
Before I felt like people here really thought I was Osama bin Laden's mouthpiece. Now I feel like I work for the cool kids! Even US secretary of state Hillary Clinton is a fan. "You might not agree with it, but you are getting real news around the clock instead of a million commercials," she said of Al Jazeera in a Washington Post article.
Almost everyone I speak to – ordering my breakfast, buying a local sim card and booking to see Lady Gaga – knows who we are. A group of Americans I get chatting to in a phone shop recognise me from my reporting in Cairo during the Egypt uprising and want to know every minute detail of our time there and how we functioned, and of Qatar and what it is like to work for the "amazing Al Jazeera". When they left, they thanked me for the impact our work has had on the world.
Three years ago it was hard to book a politician to come to our studios. Now everyone wants to talk to us. Senators – current and former – and top military men all want their views known. Republicans, Democrats, even Tea Partiers, are all keen to have us as their mouthpiece now.
Just the other day, the Libyan ambassador to the US was very emotional when he broke from the Libyan regime live on air. With any luck the momentum will get us more carriage in the United States. Hostility, fear and the Jewish lobby restricted us to a few outlets brave enough to show us, but nearly half our followers on line are from Stateside. We know that Barack Obama had his telly tuned to Al Jazeera to watch our coverage of Egypt (alongside CNN).
And clearly there is an appetite – as big and hearty as a full American breakfast – for us. As Hillary Clinton said: "Like it or hate it, it really is effective."

Abdul Rashid Agwan

Islam and Muslims have almost become synonyms of terrorism since 9/11. The fundamentalist Christians led by the Bush administration, rightist organizations in Europe, India and elsewhere and the media, all united to generally dub Muslims as 'terrorists' or at least spawn suspicion thereof. Even many Muslim intellectuals, liberal thinkers, community leaders, policymakers have accepted the pretext seriously and have put on apologetic postures in response. Almost like an archaic proverb the myth got circulated around the world that '"All Muslims are not terrorists but all terrorists are Muslims". However, the facts that are slowly coming to light say a different story.
Danio, an independent researcher and blogger of www.loonwatch.com, gathered extensive data on terrorist events in the USA and derived from the store of the facts that "only 6% of terrorist attacks on U.S. soil from 1980 to 2005 were carried out by Islamic extremists. The remaining 94% were from other groups (42% from Latinos, 24% from extreme left wing groups, 7% from extremist Jews, 5% from communists, and 16% from all other groups)."
He also collated data regarding terrorist events in Europe while relying on EU Terrorism Situation and Trend Report for 2007, 2008 and 2009. He concludes, "The results are stark, and prove decisively that not all terrorists are Muslims. In fact, a whopping 99.6% of terrorist attacks in Europe were by non-Muslim groups; a good 84.8% of attacks were from separatist groups completely unrelated to Islam. Leftist groups accounted for over sixteen times as much terrorism as radical Islamic groups. Only a measly 0.4% of terrorist attacks from 2007 to 2009 could be attributed to extremist Muslims."
The report of 2006 includes total 498 events; of which, only one in Germany could be alleged as 'Islamist', the major blame went to the European separatist groups who were found involved in as many as 424 terrorist incidents. In 2007, the number of total such events recorded in the report to be 583 of which one in Denmark could be labeled as 'Islamist'. The following year there was only one 'Islamist attack' in the UK in 2008 which is almost negligible among the total 515 incidents in the continent.

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AL JAZEERA: FROM 'TERRORISTS' TO 'COOL KIDS IS THE US REALLY LOSING THE INFORMATION WAR, AS HILLARY CLINTON CLAIMS, AND HOW CAN IT FIGHT BACK?



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SHOCKING: Rakyat cheated by BN in Kerdau and Merlimau

Posted: 06 Mar 2011 11:22 AM PST

That's just one of the standard lines that Anwar fanboys will spew from tomorrow onwards
Other lines will include but not be limited to...
Phantom voters were bussed in
BN bribed voters
Postal votes were rigged
Voters in rural areas not so smart that's why they vote for BN
Instant noodle projects swayed voters
Election commission not fair

well you get the idea......
the important thing is that democracy has taken its course

let us not fall for hippie political activism.... rioting in the streets are for the dogs

Remember that George W Bush took America to war and very nearly started WWIII but did they riot in Washington? no, they waited for his term to end and tried to change him, when the Supreme Court foiled their decision, they waited some more and then voted for Barack Obama

democracy is about waiting out our mistakes and working hard to preserve our successes

think before you act

wah lah weh, sound like a community reminder


Rubina Ali, ‘Slumdog’ Actress,’ House Burns Down In Mumbai nothing left after the fire,

Posted: 06 Mar 2011 11:11 AM PST

Slumdog Millionaire Child Actor Loses Home In Fire
Slumdog Millionaire Child Actor Loses Home In Fire Slumdog Millionaire Child Actor Loses Home In Fire Rubina Ali, a child star 'Slumdog Millionaire's nothing left after the fire, which destroyed hundreds of apartment near where he lived with his family "cottage" room.The fire started Friday night and destroyed many houses near railway lines, where Ali went to live after receiving international recognition in his hit sports movie. No one injured fire.Ali international fame began with Oscar Show 2008 Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire and said he lost nearly all his possessions, including irreplaceable photos of his time in Los Angeles for an Oscar ceremony, and all the film. Slumdog millionaire child star Rubina Ali, said on Saturday won awards at home and the Academy award-winning films were destroyed in a fire that ravaged through a congested slum in Mumbai.

In this file photo, 'Slumdog Millionaire' child actress Rubina Ali is seen introducing herself to Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek during a Filmfare award function. (BCCL/Prashant Nakwe)




Cast member Rubina Ali from the movie 'Slumdog Millionaire' holding the Oscar belonging to director Danny Boyle at the official Oscar after party for Fox Searchlight's 'Slumdog Millionaire' and 'The Wrestler' in Los Angeles on February 22, 2009. (REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni)


The fire started Friday night and destroyed many houses near railway lines, where Ali went to live after receiving international recognition in his hit sports movie. No one injured fire.Ali international fame began with Oscar Show 2008 Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire and said he lost nearly all his possessions, including irreplaceable photos of his time in Los Angeles for an Oscar ceremony, and all the film. Slumdog millionaire child star Rubina Ali, said on Saturday won awards at home and the Academy award-winning films were destroyed in a fire that ravaged through a congested slum in Mumbai.Slumdog Millionaire Child Actor Loses Home In Fire Slumdog Millionaire Child Actor Loses Home In Fire Rubina Ali, a child star 'Slumdog Millionaire's nothing left after the fire, which destroyed hundreds of apartment near where he lived with his family "cottage" room.

Reportedly, the fire broke out around 8:20 pm on Friday night, and gutted nearly 500 shanties. Around 26 fire engines and a dozen of water tankers were roped in to plunge the fire.
With all the possible attempts by the firemen, the fire was finally doused off in the early hours of Saturday.
As per the latest details, 21 people, including four firemen, were injured, and were immediately admitted in the Bhabha Hospital.
The cause behind the fire is yet to be revealed, but sources alleged that the fire expanded, after one of the factory units in the slum caught fire.
Rubina lost her precious belongings
The Latika of the Oscar winning film, 'Slumdog Millionaire', who spent the night at the Bandra (East) railway station, was supposed to shift to her new abode, provided by the 'Jai Ho' trust, in few months.
However, sadly, the 12-year-old angel has lost all her precious belongings in the fire.
"We all were at home watching TV, when a neighbour came to alert us about the fire. We all rushed out. We spent the entire night at the railway station," Rubina said, as quoted by The Hindu.
"I have lost everything including books and precious belongings like photographs, newspaper clippings and memorabilia of the film.
"So far nobody has come to help us."
While Rubina's father said, "We feel relieved to see that all our family members are safe. But all the good memories of my daughter's fame have been reduced to ashes. We have lost everything."
Rubina Ali, who acted in the oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire, sits amid the ruins of the Gharib Nagar slum in Mumbai

Slumdog' star Rubina loses house in fire

Mumbai, March 5 (IANS) Grieving over the loss of her Oscar memorabilia, 'Slumdog Millionaire' child actor Rubina Ali Saturday said she lost all her good memories to a slum fire. Rubina's hut was burnt down in a massive fire that raged through Gareeb more
Sify ( 3/5/2011 7:33:56 AM -08:00 )
Slumdog child star's Mumbai home burns down
MUMBAI — Slumdog Millionaire child star Rubina Ali said Saturday her home and the awards she won for the Oscar-winning film had been destroyed in a fire that raged through a congested Mumbai slum. The family of 12-year-old Rubina, who played the role more
AFP ( 3/5/2011 6:00:00 AM -08:00 )
Day in pictures, March 5, 2011
Bangladeshi cricket fans apologise to West Indies team, 'Slumdog Millionaire' actor Rubina loses home in Bandra fire and rebels fight pro-Qadhafi forces in Libya. A collection of images. The iconic heritage structure of Hyderabad is being given a much more
The Hindu ( 3/5/2011 5:32:38 AM -08:00 )
'Slumdog…' star Rubina Ali homeless
Rubina Ali, who portrayed the character of young Latika in Hollywood filmmaker Danny Boyle's Oscar-winning film 'Slumdog Millionaire', stands in front of her gutted makeshift shack at the Gharib Nagar slum in Mumbai on March 5, 2011. more
Times of India ( 3/5/2011 3:03:24 AM -08:00 )
Fire destroys Slumdog Millionaire actor's home
Rubina Ali, a child actor in Slumdog Millionaire, watched as her house burned down during a huge fire in a Mumbai slum. Follow us on twitter at http://twitter.com/itn. more
ITN NEWS ( 3/5/2011 2:52:53 AM -08:00 )

Rubina Ali with her 'Slumdog Millionaire' co-star Azharuddin Mohammed Ismailwalk the catwalk displaying creations by Ashima & Leena Singh during a fashion show in March 2009. (BCCL/Ashwani Nagpal

Rubina loses home in Mumbai fire
The house of child artist Rubina of the Oscar winning Slumdog Millionaire was among the several houses gutted by a major fire that ravaged Garib Nagar in Mumbai on Friday. more
NewsX ( 3/5/2011 1:34:33 AM -08:00 )
Bandra blaze leaves over 2000 homeless, 21 injured
Bandra blaze leaves over 2000 homeless, 21 injured PTI AP Firemen try to extinguish a fire that broke out in a slum next to Bandra railway station in Mumbai on Friday. At least 21 people were injured and over 2000 people, including 'Slumdog Millionaire' child actor Rubina Ali, rendered homeless in the more
The Hindu ( 3/4/2011 11:13:17 PM -08:00 )
'Slumdog' star Rubina loses house in fire
A child star of Oscar-winning movie 'Slumdog Millionaire' lost everything she had as her family home was destroyed in a huge fire in Mumbai. Rubina Ali, who played Latika in Danny Boyle's 2008 Oscar-winning film, said she had lost everything, more
Times of India ( 3/4/2011 10:50:38 PM -08:00 )

'Slumdog Millionaire' actor Rubina loses home in Bandra fire
PTI AP File photo of 'Slumdog Millionaire' actor Rubina Ali near her home in a slum in Bandra. Rubina's home was destroyed in a fire on Friday. Child actor Rubina Ali, who featured in the Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire has lost her home in the major more
The Hindu ( 3/4/2011 9:30:49 PM -08:00 )
India fire destroys 'Slumdog' actor's home
BANDRA, India, March 5 (UPI) — Indian child actress Rubina Ali said Saturday her home in Bandra was destroyed by a fire that also consumed memorabilia from her role in "Slumdog Millionaire." The 12-year-old Ali, who played the young Latika in the 2008 more
UPI.com ( 3/5/2011 8:17:58 AM -08:00 )
Rubina Ali: What Happened To Her Home?
Rubina Ali: What Happened To Her Home? You may remember Rubina Ali from the movie Slumdog Millionaire. Rubina was eight years old at the time of the movie, and she played the role of young Latika. Slumdog Millionaire won eight Oscars in 2009, and now Rubina Ali is making headlines again, more
Babble (blog) ( 3/5/2011 8:08:42 AM -08:00 )
'Slumdog Millionaire' Star Rubina Ali Homeless After Fire in Mumbai Slum
(Newser) – Slumdog Millionaire child star Rubina Ali is out on the street after a blaze ripped through her Mumbai slum today. "It's all gone. Even my best clothes, everything," Rubina tearfully told the AP via phone; more
Newser ( 3/5/2011 6:59:11 AM -08:00 )
Up to 2000 homeless after Indian slum fire

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The love story begins at the wedding BEING A MUSLIM WOMAN IS A JOYFUL THING.

Posted: 06 Mar 2011 11:01 AM PST



 

My Secret Friend
I may never see you,
listen, talk, or love you.
Maybe someday you will look up,
and find the sky like an empty cup*.
 

"A SECRET LOCKED" IS SUPPOSED TO MEAN, A MUSLIM WOMAN'S BEAUTY, WHICH SHE HAS KEPT UNDER HER PHYSICAL HIJAB,

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You and I are nothing more,
than pieces on a chessboard;
Parts of a puzzle design,
made by the same Divine.
Talk, shout, or whisper, let me know,
break the barrier and let it flow.
Ask me your questions, tell me your secrets,
Trust my heart and we will talk until the sun sets.
Hold my hand and let us embrace,
no matter what it is we'll face,
no one ever said it would be so easy or hard,
Now come with me and let us go back to the start.
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The wedding is not the marriage. The wedding is a gateway to marriage, a formalised written commitment. Contractual agreements in personal relations are underrated these days. You wouldn't buy a house or start a job without a contract, but we have romantic notions that a verbal declaration of love is sufficient to entrust our life, heart, emotional and spiritual wellbeing in another person. 
Formal, written, structured agreements do have an impact on individuals. Harriet Baber says security is the main reason for marriage, but her argument is a negative one, giving security against what she sees as the minus points of singledom. But I'm arguing that commitment and contracts encourage a more positive state for the couple – otherwise why put in the effort? There is clarity of expectation and direction. There is a clear understanding of joining together in union. There's the positive mental attitude that says you're in it for the long haul – and positive thinking is mighty powerful. Marriage in this sense is for the private good.
Having structured units with parameters and responsibilities that society recognises is also for the public good – offering stability, respect and boundaries for that relationship. And marriage seems to be a good thing for children, too. Yet we have no training these days in how to initiate and manage relationships (sex yes, relationships no). It's all Hollywood and Heat magazine.
Arguments about what marriage is for tend to focus on only one of the three components – the couple, society or children, but the fact is that it's a little bit of all three. Marriage is a formal written commitment between two people, with clearly spelt out rights and responsibilities on both sides. (That's the problem with the "expression of love" or "knees up" approach to weddings – instead of focusing on the relationship, it's all about the party.) These rights and responsibilities are recognised by wider society and enforced either legally or socially. In our culture, one example of these things is usually fidelity. This is usually a clear expectation of both spouses, and wider society is expected to support this. Hence we have the greater (but sadly diminishing) social stigma of having a relationship with someone who is married. Happy, well supported and stable couples mean happier and more stable societies. It's mutually beneficial.
Marriage has a central place in religion, and Islam is no exception. So, to cover off the religious aspect, here is what Islam says: that marriage is a divine sign in order that the spouses may find peace and contentment in each other, and that love and mercy has been placed between them. In its essence, marriage is for the benefit of the two people involved, creating a tranquil and loving union. But it's more than that too: to get married is to complete "half your faith", it is part of fulfilling the human mandate and achieving spiritual perfection. And only then do we get to procreation as the reason for marriage. Islam is big on clear, solid family structure, and children knowing and respecting who their parents are. And it's also very firm on parents taking clear responsibility for the upbringing and long-term care of their children.
A few months ago I was rummaging through the fabulous second-hand bookshop Barter Books in Northumberland, when my eye was caught (as it is want to do, since I am a writer with a fascination for love and marriage) by a dusty tome entitled Wooings and Weddings in Many Climes. Mainly, I love the word "wooing" and wish we would use it more often. I also wish that as a society there was more wooing going on. First published in 1900, the author travelled through various cultures and brings us stories and pictures of how different peoples engage in marriage. (Particularly good is the one on "Wigwamland".) The one constant she is at pains to point out is that marriage flourishes in all contexts. This abundance of marriage across time and geography is something that should give weight to this question of what marriage is for and its potential benefits.
More than a hundred years ago, she made an observation that would not be out of place today: "I have found the marriage customs of most peoples strangely alike. And I have found the marriage fact, wedlock itself, almost identical everywhere. [...] The highest of all arts is the art of living with others – above all the art of living with those nearest and dearest. How many of our children are ever taught its alphabet?"
 
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in a hollow hallway, in life's way
He smiled at her,
And unto this day
She swears by that smile.
It took a few dates, a few words of amour
Till she felt love,
The kind he talked about.
She swears that it pumped her heart wild.
Love into marriage. A few seasons went by,
She had a few babies,
So much love, she could cry.
She swears by motherhood. Milky motherhood.
A few late nights, a few hotel bills
Unaccounted for,
No, not until
She flew into a rage. She broke down.
Many sweet words, promises to keep,
Fatty, thirty-something —
Lying in a heap,
From the pretty wife into being a pawn. 
One head-banging fit, not a friend in the world.
She left her haven,
No more the girl.
A fifty-something, someone, insignificant speck.
Submitting herself to the world: her asylum.
Closure
You whisked away a part of me,
Skirting the issue day by day,
The little emo, the little glee
Was lost. I was on my way
To becoming something better,
To becoming something wise,
No longer tied by fetters,
No need to be Miss Nice;
And then in a moment
Of utter clarity
Was this search for a moment
Where total parity
Could be drawn between us —
I needed to talk.
You didn't need to give me the "US"
We could just walk…
To tell you and I have to —
To bring closure to me
That as friends do
So shall we..
 

"A SECRET LOCKED" IS SUPPOSED TO MEAN, A MUSLIM WOMAN'S BEAUTY, WHICH SHE HAS KEPT UNDER HER PHYSICAL HIJAB,


Wedding Night of a Muslim Woman




Wedding Night of a Muslim Woman

My secret locked, a tale untold,
The only key, within your hand,
Too sacred for them to behold,
 
Too pure for them to understand.
Tonight I tell that tale to you,



An open book for you to read,



 
 
Your book, I yearn to read it too,
And share each breath, your every need.
Gone the lonesome years, weeks, days,
For now our hearts have taken flight,
You look at me with longing gaze,
And I, at you with shy delight.
Love me; love all that I am,
Cherish me as precious treasure,
Teach me with gentle guiding hand
Endlessly seeking His pleasure READMORE
 

BEING A MUSLIM WOMAN IS A JOYFUL THING

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THE FRESHNESS The love story begins at the wedding




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WHEN MOM FELL AND BROKE HER RIGHT HIP...

Posted: 06 Mar 2011 10:44 AM PST

Source: Straits Times 5 March 2011
Mr Khaw Boon Wan, Singapore's Minister of Health, announced on Friday that geriatric medicine will be a 'core competency' for all doctors and nurses. A far-sighted move, given the fact that by 2030, one-fifth of the population will be aged 65 and above. The government is making sure that all health-care professionals will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to help the elderly manage their diseases well.

Priority will be given to the treatment and care for five major problems that afflict the elderly: hip fractures, stroke, heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and diabetes. The aim is to help patients make a smooth transition from hospital to home. More support will also be given to caregivers who suffer from burnout and emotional stress, and to voluntary welfare organizations such as NTUC Eldercare, to help them expand their home-care services.

When I read the above news yesterday, little did I realize that in less than 24 hours I would be in dire need of some geriatric knowledge.
The doctor on night duty explained to us with the aid of visuals the type of hip fracture that mother has.
My 85-year old mother had a fall Sunday (yesterday) afternoon. I came home to find her lying flat on the floor just outside the bathroom door. She was conscious but somewhat confused about why she was lying there. Afraid that I might aggravate her pain by moving her, I called for an ambulance. It arrived within five minutes.

My brother and sister-in-law helped me get her admitted to a specialist hospital in PJ. The X-rays showed she had sustained a right hip fracture. Surgery seemed inevitable. The doctor would give us a clearer prognosis a few hours from now (Monday morning) after examining her. We would know what the options are - if any.

At her age, it would take a while for my mom to recover sufficiently to be on her feet again. As I look at the days ahead, one thing is for sure - I will have to learn how to tend to my mother's special needs during the healing process. I've read enough and seen enough to know that caring for an elderly patient during and after hip replacement surgery can take a toll on the caregiver.

I pray I will be up to the task...


PAS Perlu Perubahan Pimpinan untuk Kekal Kemenangan 2008

Posted: 06 Mar 2011 10:40 AM PST

Kita semua tahu perubahan dalam keputusan pilihanraya memerlukan pengundi2 dari Saluran 3,4,5 ke atas melakukan perubahannya. Biasanya, Saluran 1 dan 2 tidak akan berubah banyak dan mereka akan mengekalkan dacing yang semakin karat.

PAS sepatutnya selesa dalam keadaan sekarang memandangkan pengundi2 berbangsa Cina sudah tidak takut memberi undi kepada PAS.

Soalnya sekarang, bagaimana menggerakan pengundi2 Saluran 3 ke atas berubah dengan kadar yang besar kepada PAS (dan PKR)?

Penugndi2 biasa yang tidak mempunyai pengetahuan politik mendalam ini biasanya melihat kepada kepimpinan2 tertinggi parti.

Mereka membuat perbandingan antara Presiden PAS dengan Presiden UMNO. Mereka membandingkan Timbalan Presiden PAS dan Timbalan Presiden UMNO.

Jelas dari keputusan Tenang, Merlimau dan Kerdau pengundi2 muda lebih selesa dengan kepimpinan Presiden dan Timbalan Presiden UMNO.

Ini adalah hakikat yang wajib diterima semua ahli2 PAS. Kepimpinan PAS yang ada sekarang ini tidak mampu mencabar kepopulariti kedua2 Presiden dan Timbalan Presiden UMNO.

Ahli2 PAS juga perlu sedar bahawa yang membuang undi dalam setiap pilihanraya adalah mereka yang bukan ahli PAS dan kebanyakannya tidak berparti.

Ahli2 PAS sudah tiba di persimpangan jalan antara mengekalkan budaya "wala" membuta tuli ataupun menjaga kemenangan yang telah dianugerahkan oleh Allah SWT kepada PAS pada 2008 yang lepas.

Sudah tiba masanya ahli2 PAS meletakkan PAS dan perjuangan Islam lebih tinggi dari pimpinan mereka.

Sekian.


Tulang Besi

ps yang lebih jelas, pengundi2 muda lebih tertarik dengan Ketua Pemuda UMNO berbanding Ketua Pemuda PAS.


ANWAR PREDICTS 100% VICTORY OF PARLIAMENTARY SEATS IN PENANG FOR NEXT ELECTION

Posted: 06 Mar 2011 08:33 AM PST

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Last Sunday night, Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim, the Opposition Leader of Malaysian Parliament, expressed his confidence of a 100% victory of the Parliamentary seats in the Penang state in the country's next General Elections. He said this is an important step to take for the People's Alliance to capture the Federal Government in Putrajaya.

He also said that though Dato Seri Najib Razak, the Prime Minister, did not want the people to follow the Egyptian situation, he could not stop the Malaysian people's wish to change the BN government.

"Just a bit more of the push, and we will make it to Putrajaya!" exclaimed the jovial de facto leader of the People's Justice Party (Keadilan).

He said this at a dinner of 1000 over people at the Penang Chinese Town Hall which was organised by Pasokan Parti Keadilan Pulau Pinang that is chaired by YB Law Choo Khiang, the Penang Ex-co member.

The dinner Chairman was YB Jason Ong. Dato Mansor Othman, the First Chief Minister of Penang, accompanied the de facto leader upon arrival. Anwar left for another Ceramah in Kepala Batas after his speech.

Penang has 11 parliamentary seats. The Pakatan won 9 except Kepala Batas that was kept by Tun Abdullah Badawi, the former Prime Minister, and Tasek Gelugor, that was won by the present Minister in the Prime Minister Department Tan Sri Nor Mohamed.

YB Tien Chua, the party's Vice-President, and Dato Chua Jui Meng and Dato Tan Yew Khiaw,  the respective ex-MCA Minister and Deputy Minister who are now serving as Keadilan's central leaders, also delivered their speeches at the dinner.

In his warmly applaused speech, Anwar also revealled that in 2008 alone, about RM250 billion 'ran away' ('lari') from Malaysia through corruption, doubious spending, and tax evasion. "I raised it several times in Parliament, but it was simply not reported by the BN controlled media." He also quoted this as an example of the biasness of the ruling party's control of the offical media here.

Anwar also expressed that under the BN ruling, it could not be 'nien nien hou' (being good every year), and only the Pakatan Rakyat or the People's Alliance can deliver that through good governance.


PBB Fadillah “Tekak Sakit kah..??”

Posted: 06 Mar 2011 06:39 AM PST

Fadillah Yusof the PBB Youth Chief was a surprising absentee from the youth speakers at yesterdays BN convention. The other component parties were all represented by their respective Youth Chiefs and they made their points heard.

We as delegates to the convention were sitting with some delegates from Paisau Miri PBB members and they asked their deputy leader ,"Fadillah tekak sakit kah.Tak mungkin malam tadi ada nampak dia dan dia cakap dengan biasa.."

Now the question is how come the person in question who stood on the rostrum was Wan Hamzah Wan Paie an exco member and also Ketua Demak Laut. By protocol it should be given to the deputy or even one of the vice presidents says a political observer. We attached herewith the full lists below.

A Pbb member even told audie61 that CM did call Fadillah towards him and queried him why? CM after questioning him left the stage and was seemingly not too happy according to our source. 

Another political analyst said,"The organisers should put their foot down in that the Youth Chief of PBB and the BN Sarawak Youth Chief should address the delegates. But who are we to know what their political game is all about?"

One youth member clearly very upset chipped in,"Sudah Berlaku.Apa boleh buat? Pulangkan kepada Ketua Pemuda dan kepimpinan BN. Nasi sudah jadi Bubur"

A member of PBB who was at the dinner and who wanted to remain anonymous from a Kuching branch said,"He knows about the unhappiness and many were talking about it last night. Some are even saying that the Youth Chief passed a remark,"Let the small people speak. Malas mau cakap" He continued that,"this should not be a problem but some people in the pemuda or the MKT will find fault with Fadillah for this.But for now the enemy is outside in Pakatan Sarawak and not PBB itself.

But another thing which a member was very unhappy were all the exco team members especially the top tier of the Exco Youth notified of this action by Fadillah. Some are not amused at all and this is not very healthy as the BN is gearing up for the impending elections. Could Fadillah be luring out the people who are behind a blogsite which came out with this article:-http://sebanaku-sarawak.blogspot.com/2011/02/miri-marriot-confidential.html

If he is Fadillah chose the wrong time and the wrong place to punish the wrong doers. He has forgotten his role in BN Sarawak and as such he should have made an effort to stand up and be noticed by all. He could even stand next to Hamzah and said he would let him do the talking. This is not the time to give an opportunity to someone new eventhough he is highly qualified and the statement is not right.

CMs speaks about politics of reality and my GOD the rumblings are getting louder in the youth wing of PBB which we leave it to another day to cover. Like the PBB member who said,"Any problems kah in PBB..?

WHAT DO YOU THINK….?? 

 

AHLI MAJLIS TERTINGGIPERGERAKAN PEMUDA PBB SARAWAK

PENGGAL 2010 – 2013

YB Datuk Haji Fadillah Haji Yusof

Timb. Ketua Pemuda

Saudara Daniel Jubang Datuk Kenneth Kanyan

Naib Ketua Pemuda

Saudara Kr. Ensaring Ak Suel

Saudara Kr. Dr. Simon Sinang Bada

Saudara Pandi Suhaili

Setiausaha Agung

Saudara Gerald Rentap Jabu

Pen. Setiausaha Agung

Mohd Kamaluddin Mohd Effendie

Bendahari

Saudara Kr. Awangku Jinal Abedin Pengiran Haji Jawa

Pen. Bendahari

Saudara Kr. Jampi Anak Tutong

Ketua Penerangan

Saudara Abdul Aziz Adenan

Pen. Ketua Penerangan

Saudara Kr. Dennis Ngau Jok

AHLI MAJLIS TERTINGGI (TERPILIH)

Saudara Petter George Segie Saudara Kr. Stanley Sila Saudara Hamzah Ibrahim Saudara Romeo Christopher Tegong Saudara Wan Hamzah Wan Paie Saudara Bell Bernard Aggan Saudara Raymond Joseph Tanin Saudara Ramli @ Narudin Sidi Saudara Henry Kilah Talek Saudara Morshien Affandi Saudara Haji Radin Kadri Radin Budiman Saudara Mohammad Tinggal Abdul Hamid Saudara Hajis Japar Anak Labaw Saudara Ambrose Jemut Ukam Saudara Kr. Haji Irwan Zulkarnain Hj.

Muhammad Hasbie

AHLI MAJLIS TERTINGGI (LANTIKAN)

Saudara Charles Benet Ait Saudara Ripin Haji Lamat

Saudara Tony Malang Saudara Suhardy Busserah

Saudara Alvin Runggah Jimbun Saudara Mohamad Safri Haji Abdillah

Saudara Miro Anak Simoh

Setiausaha Kerja I

Saudara Fazzrudin Abdul Rahman

Setiausaha Kerja II

 

 

Saudara Leonard Jambu 



Thumping victories!

Posted: 06 Mar 2011 05:25 AM PST

Kerdau by-election:
Syed Ibrahim Syed Ahmad (BN) - 5,060 votes
Hassanuddin Salim (PR) - 2,336 votes
Majority - 2,724
Voters turnout - 7,486 or 83.20 per cent

Merlimau by-election:
Roslan Ahmad (BN) - 5,962
Yuhaizad Abdullah.... (PR) - 2,319
Majority - 3,643
Voters turnout - 8,435 or 79 per cent

A thumping victories for Umno and Barisan Nasional. The significant improve in the majority for both wins is a good sign for PM Datuk Seri Najib and his united party. For Pas and Pakatan Rakyat, I think they have to reconsider their pact and objectives.

By the way, just asking our PM - are we ready for PRU13?

TAHNIAH BARISAN NASIONAL!


Fear Of Uprising

Posted: 06 Mar 2011 05:20 AM PST

I've always loved the don't-play-with-fire refrain.

In 2008, I said, "And if I got a ringgit for every instance a random Malay warns, 'Don't play with fire' over some racial discussion he can't win through logic, I'd have Bill Gates polishing my shoes right now."

In some parallel universe, I am currently a billionaire.

But in this universe, heck in this country, I am still dissecting what village idiots say which make headlines.


I have drawn two conclusions from this news article.

1. Muhyiddin and his band of UMNO thugs will not hesitate to act like the middle east despots, i.e. to cling on to power, grab more wealth and massacre their own citizens.

2. We are not a democracy (certainly not a vibrant one, if any adjective is necessary to begin with) since we are not allowed to rise against the government. In all genuinely democratic nations, the people can call for change anytime they choose to, not only during election season.

It shocks me that we have allowed people of this calibre to remain in power.


T Mohan: I'll make sure the Merlimau Tamil school is built before the next GE

Posted: 05 Mar 2011 08:48 PM PST

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Roslan vote at Merlimau 1

Posted: 05 Mar 2011 07:58 PM PST

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Tony Robbins : Why We Do What We Do, And How We Can Do It Better

Posted: 06 Mar 2011 02:09 AM PST


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Sarawak Election - Is Taib an asset or liability to BN?

Posted: 06 Mar 2011 03:30 AM PST

Let me predict that BN will retain Kerdau and Merlimau state seats without much exertion. This twin by elections is hoped to be the last of the unprecedented series of by elections both in Parliamentary and State constituencies since the 2008 General Election (GE). It has been terribly tiring for past 3 years with by election came one by one unendingly.

With BN victory in Kerdau and Melimau State constituencies it squares the score between BN and Pakatan. Out of the 16 by elections Pakatan managed to win over the BN incumbent constituencies in 2 Parliamentary seats ie in Kuala Trengganu and Sibu while BN won over the PR incumbent in Hulu Selangor and state constituency of Galas. The rest of the 12 by elections went to the incumbents from both coalitions.

The play off will be the Lenggeng by election if there is any. But if the convicted BN State Assemblyman wins his appeal against his conviction then the real play off will be the forth coming GE. Hence both sides of the divide at this moment should not be claiming and crying for victory as everything is square and does not change numbers for both sides of the contesting divide.

In the final analysis BN has failed to add to their numbers despite of tens of billion of project pledges add up together in all the by elections. So far BN is just in its normal defensive position. On the other hand PR managed sustainable performance by maintaining the numbers despite of strong pressure from the ruling coalition. Thus the claim by BN that there is strong indication that the voting public is back to BN fold is quite baseless and unfounded.

In the peninsula there may be some seats currently held by PR will loose to BN but there also some others that are currently held by BN will unquestionably change hands to PR especially the seats currently held by the 15 MCA MPs. Most of those seats are going to be taken over by DAP. I believe that the trend and pattern of voting in the peninsula remains very liquid. The votes can go either way and it is going to remain that way until the GE.

Now what is the closest indication as to whether BN will be able to retain the current number of seats after coming GE? It is Sarawak State election that is going to tell all. Currently the opposition holds 8 seats in the State Assembly out of 71, which is fractionally over 10 percent of the total. Many political observers from both local and international say that it is impossible for the current administration to maintain the figures even if the one of the richest leaders of the world, Taib spends all what he has frivolously snatched from the people in vote shopping in the election.

DAP is reassuringly going to win in almost all the urban and sub-urban seats while the other 30 seats with Dayak and Iban dominated constituencies are for grabs. If the opposing parties manage to find reconciliatory solution to face BN one to one, the situation is going to be more unpleasant for Taib Mahmud and he is going to go through new political experience.

The inability of BN leadership in Kuala Lumpur to advise Taib to go for retirement is a real political flop for the forty-year old coalition. There is no reason what so ever for Najib to retain Taib as the chief of BN as this man is nothing more than just a pest to the coalition and that is going to affect BN unenthusiastically nation wide. The heavy losses in this state will obviously affect BN's performances at the national scale especially in the peninsula.

I am told that DAP is set to secure at least 9 parliamentary seats in the GE while other opposition candidates are going to take away another 4 from BN, and the issue is just floating and hanging around Taib's corruptible and vacillating issues.

Taib is not just affecting his party but he is going to have an effect on the coalition partners, SUPP, SPDP and PRS as well. Some say that Taib should not be loitering around anywhere in the leadership lineup of BN in the state to any further extent. His time is over.

If Taib is not anywhere in the state BN lineup the chances of maintaining the good number of parliamentary seats is manageable and that can up to the already unsecured numbers in the peninsula. Losing just few seats to the opposition in Sarawak simply means that the Federal Legislative is certain to be in the hands of the PR. That's it.


Zahid: We'll defend Najib to our death

Posted: 05 Mar 2011 01:36 PM PST

Umno vice-president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi on Saturday vowed to defend party president Najib Abdul Razak to his last breath. "If anyone wants to topple Najib, they would have to cross over the body of this person in front of you. "We will have to defend him. The blood that flows in his veins is the (second Prime Minister) Abdul Razak (Hussein)'s blood, the blood of a warrior who defended us, Umno, the BN and the rakyat," he said. Full story :malaysiakini.com
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Ahmad Maslan cabar Pakatan Rakyat turunkan harga barang..

Posted: 05 Mar 2011 10:57 AM PST

Merlimau Pasir, Merlimau, March 05, 2011 Ahmad Mazlan challenging Pakatan Rakyat leaders to bring down prices in the state govern by them.
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