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- IF NAJIB CAN SWEAR THAT HE DOES NOT KNOW ALTANTUYA WHY THIS
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Posted: 30 May 2011 02:34 PM PDT
NOTA EDITOR: Ini semua sebahagian perancangan UMNO. Mereka tahu pegawai2 kerajaan masih menyokong UMNO. Mereka gunakan pegawai2 ini untuk sabotaj kerajaan negeri.
17 ahli majlis Sg Petani mogok
Posted: 30 May 2011 02:21 PM PDT
NOTA EDITOR: Walaupun dikatakan pengguna di bawah RM77 tidak terkesan dengan kenaikan tarif yang baru, namun sebenarnya ada kesannya.
Pengguna kuasa elektrik terbesar adalah:
Kedua-dua kategori di atas menggunakan banyak kuasa elektrik di dalam operasi harian mereka.
Kesan dari kenaikkan tarif elektrik di atas adalah:
1.0 Kilang-kilang : Terpaksa menaikkan harga barangan mereka kerana menampung harga kenaikkan tarif elektrik.
2.0 Pejabat-pejabat : Kenaikkan tariff menyebabkan mereka terpaksa mengurangkan kos dalam bentuk tidak memberi bonus, tidak menaikkan gaji atau terpaksa membuang pekerja.
Secara mudahnya, ssetiap rakyat Malaysia akan merasai kesan kenaikan tarif elektrik ini.
Elektrik naik 7%, gas asli akan diapungkan
Posted: 30 May 2011 01:57 PM PDT
Not one word of sadness about the death of the girl. Not one word of sympathy to her family. What really happened to her appears to be of no concern to you ARB although you knew her well.
All you are concerned about is trumpeting your "victory" and also with "repaying" the favour done for you by Najib.
How would you know that Najib and his wife "NEVER" met Altantuya?
How do you know that?
Were you with Najib 24 hours a day for the past 5 years?Obviously you cannot say that Najib "NEVER" met her with such 100% authority.
Once again you show yourself as a liar, a lowlife with psychopathic nature.
You are a walking freakshow.
YEP…..from a most unlikely source, I have been reliably informed…..straight from the Steppes of Inner Mongolia comes this conversation. I was also reliably informed that this was sent to Malaysia Today as a sequel to the letter sent by Altantuya's father. Read on
The following text message correspondence is between YAB Dato' Sri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak, Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia, and Dato' Shafee Abdullah, a Malaysian lawyer who initially represented Abdul Razak Abdullah Baginda who is on trial for abeting the murder of Mongolian national, Altantuya Shaariibuu.
While it does not answer lingering questions about Najib's alleged past relations with Altantuya, the text messages show clearly Najib's active intereference in the case very early on. The messages highlight Najib's willingness to speak with both members of the Attorney General's Chambers and Inspector General of Police about the case, something that suggests an abuse of executive power.
What is particularly revealing and troubling is that the counsel, Shafee, keeps asking Najib for details indicating some political intervention that may have influenced the case. This observation is strengthened by Najib's message to Shafee on 16 November 2006: "Pls do not say anything to the press today. i will explain later. RB will have to face a tentative charge but all is not lost." This message raises a lot of questions about Najib's role in this case. Why did he mention "tentative" charge and that "all is not lost" for RB (Razak Baginda)? How would Najib know this before Razak was charged? Is there already a deal in place that will see Razak aquitted? These are important questions which will have ramifications not just on this case but far beyond.
The text messages were transmitted between Najib's personal mobile phone. Those who seek the truth should challenge Najib and Shafee to deny that this correspondence took place between them. Perhaps a record of the messages still resides in the server of the relevant telecommunications company.
The truth is buried somewhere. Those who know what truly happened hope that the truth has been buried deep with Altantuya. But the funny thing is, the truth always finds its way into the hands of those who fight for justice – sometimes in the most mysterious circumstances……
Posted: 30 May 2011 09:58 AM PDT
Between Lynas Corp chairman Nicholas Curtis. Union Carbide's Warren Anderson and 1 Malaysia corruption-incorporated's Pekan M.P Najib
A nation that cannot uphold its law cannot preserve its order. When Anderson was smuggled out to safety, the authority of state abandoned the responsibility of state. Excuses, evasions and lies have shifted over 26 years; this central truth has not.
This is a central dilemma: power is too lucrative for anyone to walk away without a shove from the electorate. Some parties have also begun to believe that they can purchase enough voters to ensure victory, but such are the illusions that money tends to induce.
Perhaps our politicians should learn to laugh. It is a good antidote to self-importance. Clemenceau, prime minister of France during World War 1 and a hero to his nation, said, wistfully, upon seeing a pretty girl when he was 80, "Oh to be 70 again!"
Like a good Frenchman, Clemenceau had interests that were larger than politics.
Lynas Corp has told residents living near its rare earth plant in Kuantan that its RM1 billion investment into the Gebeng industrial zone will be a boon, not bane, for their future despite fears of its radioactive effects.
Posted: 30 May 2011 09:38 AM PDT
Between Lynas Corp chairman Nicholas Curtis. Union Carbide's Warren Anderson and 1 Malaysia corruption-incorporated's Pekan M.P Najib
A nation that cannot uphold its law cannot preserve its order. When Anderson was smuggled out to safety, the authority of state abandoned the responsibility of state. Excuses, evasions and lies have shifted over 26 years; this central truth has not.This is a central dilemma: power is too lucrative for anyone to walk away without a shove from the electorate. Some parties have also begun to believe that they can purchase enough voters to ensure victory, but such are the illusions that money tends to induce.
Perhaps our politicians should learn to laugh. It is a good antidote to self-importance. Clemenceau, prime minister of France during World War 1 and a hero to his nation, said, wistfully, upon seeing a pretty girl when he was 80, "Oh to be 70 again!"
Lynas Corp has told residents living near its rare earth plant in Kuantan that its RM1 billion investment into the Gebeng industrial zone will be a boon, not bane, for their future despite fears of its radioactive effects.
The Australian miner says its RM700 million refinery and other investments will be "the foundation industry for other high-technology industries that use rare earth."
We should abandon the thinking of making money first before we can talk about environmental protection as just like health, it cannot be measured by money. it okay for you to have grandson like this
Bhopal: About 350 tons of toxic wastes strewn in and around the abandoned Union Carbide pesticide factory ever since the occurrence of industrial disaster can be disposed of by the Defense Research and Development Organization, (DRDO). It is believed that DRDO can easily destroy the waste materials without posing any threat to environment.
The decisions to this effect was announced by the Union Minister of State for Environment and Forest Jairam Ramesh while interacting with newspersons after a meeting of the Oversight Committee held at Directorate of Gas Relief here on Wednesday. The Minister Defense Minister in this regard.
It may be mentioned here that the Committee has been constituted by the Central Government with a view to dealing with environmental damaged caused by gas tragedy. The meeting was chaired by Union Minister of State for Environment and Forest Jairam Ramesh amid the presence of Gas Tragedy, Relief and Rehabilitation Minister Babulal Gaur and Environment and Water Resources Minister Jayant Malaiya. Besides, scientists from Union Environment Ministry, State Government, Central Pollution Control Board, Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board and Mrs. Rashida Bi of Gas Victims Organizations were also present.
It was decided at the Oversight Committee meeting that a symposium would be organized by the Madhya Pradesh State Government in the forthcoming month. An open discussion will be held on the recommendations of Peer Review Committee constituted for disposal of tons of toxic wastes of Union Carbide. The decisions will be taken after the conclusion of symposium. Representatives of voluntary organizations, intellectuals and citizens will be invited to take part in the symposium.
The Union Minister informed that reports on chemical waste of Union Carbide by National Environmental Engineer Research Institute, (NEERI), and I.I.C.T were sent to 50 scientists, institutes and Peer Review Committee for final conclusion. A total of 32 reports including that of Peer Review Committee have been received. The final decisions will be taken after the conclusion at symposium proposed to be organized at Bhopal.
Besides, the Madhya Pradesh State Government will invite global tenders for the appointment of independent contractor to search out 350 metric ton toxic waste in Union Carbide and strewn around 70 acre in the compound. Central Pollution Control Board will send its recommendations after selecting contractor. Central Pollution Control Board will draft bid. The Board will also test garbage buried before and after disaster and ground water.
The work of examination of toxic wastes and ground water will be assigned to either one or more than one efficient contractor. The Central Pollution Control Board will take a final decision in this regard.
However, no decision was taken to destroy MIC tank No. 610 and structure of Union Carbide. The Union Minister Mr. Jairam informed that the Group of Union Ministers constituted under the chairmanship of Home Minister Mr. P. Chidambaram and other scientists are of the opinion that the structure of the factory must be destroyed but the State Government and Gas Victims Organizations are dead against it. Protesting the demolition of structure, the Gas Relief Minister Mr. Babulal Gaur said that the factory should be turned into a memorial site.
Posted: 30 May 2011 08:21 AM PDT
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Posted: 30 May 2011 01:21 AM PDT
Posted: 30 May 2011 02:24 AM PDT
NOTA EDITOR: PEndedahan Tok Guru Nik Aziz menunjukkan agenda PERPADUANG masih segar bugar dan berterusan tanpa henti. Dan tiada siapa dapat nafikan Agenda Perpaduang sangat berkait rapat dengan pemilihan PAS yang bakal diadakan pada minggu hadapan.
Cuma, dari maklumat yang Tulang Besi dapat, kumpulan PRO UMNO dalam PAS berpecah dan tidak dapat IJMA memilih seorang calon untuk Timbalan Presiden ekoran kedegilan salah seorang calon mereka untuk menarik diri.
Dan ada juga calon mereka yang terus mencuba untuk jawatan Naib Presiden.
Tugas para perwakilan adalah menaikkan kepimpinan yang "WALA'" kepada Mursyidul Am PAS, Tok Guru Nik Aziz Nik Mat. Segala perpecahan dalam PAS selama ini adalah kerana sikap beberapa kepimpinan PAS yang TIDAK WALA' kepada Mursyidul Am PAS itu.
Kalau puak2 PRO PERPADUANG ini terus menerus dipilih, nescaya masaalah perpecahan dalam PAS akan berterusan tanpa henti
'5 kali cuba pujuk Nik Aziz, tawar 3 menteri', Abdul Rahim Sabri, Mei 30, 11 12:28pm
Posted: 30 May 2011 02:12 AM PDT
In a stunning revelation, Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim told a crowd of young professionals that former premier Mahathir Mohamad had given him an option to quit, or face trumped-up charges that would disgrace and force him out of government.
Then the country's Deputy Prime Minister, Anwar had been riding high and was even more popular than his boss in their Umno party and amongst the Malay community.
Not champions but hate-criminals
Crawling out from the woodwork is now an alarming stream of mad-men, who are busily trying to outdo each to be the best race-champion for the Malays, the toughest anti-Chinese and anti-Indian basher, the most extremist Islamic zealot, or in short the greatest bully and hate-criminal in town.
The contrast is simply amazing. On one hand, Malaysians clearly see the 1Malaysia concept as a shining beacon of hope for peace and harmony, but on the other hand, a ravaging hate-campaign is being waged to destabilize the nation and demoralize its people.
We must ask ourselves, the question: "do the non-Malay citizens in this country deserve such treatment?" Is Najib's government taking sides?
Kazim's latest call to the Malays not to give up a single inch of ground and to warn off the Indians and the Chinese from 'encroaching' on Malay rights is a severe blow to the 1Malaysia concept. Najib's government is seen as impotent to address such blatant disregard for the Rights of all citizens in the country. The non-Malays are perceived as being bullied into submitting to a raw deal.
We recall the incident of a Chinese reporter detained under the ISA, when she accurately reported the seditious comments made by a Penang UMNO leader. The nation was aghast at how such an anomaly could exist in this country. Another Malaysian Chinese artiste, Namewee, was also sucked into this racial quagmire. His silly Videos on Youtube were severely reprimanded by the Government, although to many other Malaysians, there was nothing wrong with them.
Kazim's statements, if anyone bothers to watch his video, seem rather severe and is an outright humiliation to the non-Malay citizens in this country.
What sort of message will the Perak Palace send
Coming from Ipoh in Perak, Kazim Elias Al Hafiz is the chairman of the Pusat Pendidiakan Al Barakah, a religious educational establishment. Along with Harrusani, the Mufti of Perak, they are seen as men of religious controversies.
Sometime back, Harrusani called for a Fatwa( Religious Ruling) on Cigarette Smoking which were later downplayed by the authorities. Harrusani also made claims that Muslims were being converted and baptized in a Church Ceremony, which again turned out to be a false alarm.
Harussani, who has been called The Mad Mullah of Perak, has also alleged that an untold number of Muslims were being converted to Christianity. In the recent Bibles controversy, he made known his displeasure and "fears" about the Christians winning 'unwarranted' position in the country. Another famous controversy was the Fatwa on the Poco-Poco Dance, which dismayed many Malays in the country.
The Mufti is the head of Islam in a state. Appointed by the Sultan's Office he is responsible for Islamic matters concerning the State of Perak. While Sultan Azlan Shah and Prince Nazrin of Perak exudes a liberal and moderate outlook, occasionally making public speeches that support a moderate society, it has been silent on Harussani and now Kazim.
All eyes – even those of the non-Muslims – are on whether the Perak Palace will chide Kazim's unwarranted and extreme outburst. Or will Sultan Azlan follow in the footsteps of his Selangor counterpart and reward them.
In Selangor, former JAIS director Khusrin Munawi was elevated to State Secretary despite his lack of qualification and the fact that there were many other better candidates. But then Khusrin's advantage is that he is an UMNO die-hard, who in the past has created many racial and religious controversies as well as spats.
A fast-dying Malaysian Dream
Recently, Kazim accused the non-Malays of taking advantage of the 'grace' offered by the Malays. He went on to reprimand them for questioning Malay Supremacy, indirectly enslaving the Malays with his brand of seige mentality. He gave vivid although shallow examples of Malay soldiers slugging it out in the jungles defending the country, while the Chinese party away the whole night long and drinking haram alcohol like fishes.
Ignorant characters such as Kazim should be reprimanded and chastised for spreading the message of Hate, intolerance, discrimination and bigotry. There should be no double standards anywhere in Malaysia. It is really unacceptable in this multi-racial and multi-cultural society of ours.
Malaysians should have the right to visit our Non Muslim neighbours to celebrate Christmas, Chinese New Year, Deepavali and Hari Raya without feeling the least peculiar. We must learn to let go our animosity, fear and jealousy of each other and instead learn to embrace each other as equal citizens.
This is what the Malaysian Dream is all about. How does fear alter memory? A new study reveals that it can literally change our perception, a process that may help researchers better understand post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), other anxiety disorders and possibly conditions like autism.
Researchers have long known that fear doesn't tend to stay restricted to one type of scary experience. For example, the sound of a backfiring car may make a combat veteran dive for cover, even though he knows he's no longer on the battlefield and even though the sound he heard is different from actual gunfire.
Posted: 30 May 2011 01:52 AM PDT
Sometimes, technology makes it so much more easier for us to not waste too much time on writing about the political shenanigans of those whose lifelong ambitions in life is nothing but to squeeze in their butt onto the plush most coveted seat of power over this nation located there at the Prime Minister's Department at Putrajaya!
We just need to watch, listen to and carefully analyze all that's being presented to us in the compilation of video clippings above and only then probably come to a conclusion as to who it is that we want running or ruining this nation of ours in the next 13th GE?
We all now know as to the endless promises after promises that people like the PKR's head honcho has been making to Malaysia ever since he had the political carpet yanked abruptly from right under his ambitious DPM's feet way back in 1998?
We also heard of the political coup that was supposed to have taken place on the 16th of September, 2008?
We also heard him promising the Kg Buah Pala Indian villagers of Bukit Gelugor, Penang that their century old village would definitely not be demolished and that he himself will take care of it personally or otherwise not to call him by his name...
Lucky for us, that distraught Indian mother was prevented from immolating herself in her moment of grief seeing the bulldozers tear apart her ancestral home in the now extinct Kg Buah Pala.....
Sometimes life is so unfair to those who are forced to listen to nothing but false and empty promises from hot air blowing politicians who'd waste no time in promising them the skies and the moon in order to garner much needed votes that will bring them closer to the coveted Prime Ministerial seat that will ensure a lifelong assurance of earthly benefits and a feathered nest that will take care of the needs of one's dynasty till Yaum al Akhirat..
The poor Indian villagers of Kg Buah Pala and so many other kampongs of my home state in Penang are now suffering from an incurable condition of having to breathe in too much hot air from the bullshitting PR parliamentarians...
Even if they are forced to swallow glasses after glasses in liters of ENO, their political heartburn will simply not go away.
Not even Dr.Mahathir can relieve them of their extreme sufferings for today, Penang is now under the dictatorship of Devils After Power!
I remember seeing many years before the electoral posters in Georgetown, Penang of DAP's Lim Kit Siang who once campaigned to be Penang's Chief Minister with POWERRRRR!!!!
Well, he didn't get his wish to be the Robocop CM of Penang himself but his son, Lim Guan Eng is now the Chief Minister of the DAP State Government of Penang!
Consider it as Kit Siang's own victory by proxy as far as taking over the nation's once most industrious state! I am pretty sure that Kit Siang is so very satisfied by his son's victory in achieving what he himself set out to do?
It truly must have felt good for Kit Siang to see his son get to realize something that he dreamed of for so many years ~ occupying the CM post and get to watch the panoramic grand view high up there in the KOMTAR Tower above the City of Georgetown, Penang Island!
Here is a photo of Lim Guan Eng, showing his dad scenes of Penang Island after taking office as the DAP Penang Chief Minister!
I don't question Lim Guan Eng's Chief Minister-ship! He won fair and square in the 12th GE after having gone to jail for defending the honor of a Malay girl who was said to have been the victim of a former Malaccan Chief Minister! Its all a historical fact! Can't deny it! That's part of our Malaysian reality.. whether we like it or not?
Now, back to Anwar Ibrahim and his lifelong ambition to be the next Malaysian PM at all costs!
Malaysians need to be aware of what has been promised by Anwar Ibrahim over the years?
As far as I am concerned, I wouldn't be buying into any such stories due to the fact that going by the track record of what he has surely shown over the passage of time, political rhetoric and dramatics can actually be just very entertaining to pass our leisure time but to place our nation's hope for a better future by risking it all on empty promises, is akin to believing that Karpal Singh will actually go on and fight for justice that he promised the Kg Memali victims surviving families at the Forum Keadilan which was held at the Dewan Sri Pinang, way back in 1999!
To date, there has been no follow up action on the part of the DAP Supremo and Anwar Ibrahim has been quite consistent with his share of blowing hot air himself...
Too much hot air is not good for our Malaysians health...
You might just die of frustration...that is a very scary premonition.
Dare we risk it all?
Thanks but no thanks....
Posted: 29 May 2011 11:26 PM PDT
Sparks can certainly fly and there can be wonderful spells of romantic undertaking even in the sultry summer evenings.
And summer can be the best time to discover the bliss of togetherness. All you need to do is to make sure that you've got the right ingredients to make the nights and days too, sizzle. Read on…
When I read the news that Paul McCartney is going to remarry, it brought to mind the challenge and trepidation so many people feel today about their prospects for keeping a love relationship alive. Whether entering a new relationship, like the former Beatle who's about to turn 69, or hoping to resurrect one from the dead zone, the old adage that remarriage is a "triumph of hope over experience" can give anyone pause.
Even worse, some become outright despairing and cynical about love relationships in general. That became evident to me from some of the comments and emails I received about my previous post, in which I explained why most relationship advice doesn't really help. There, I argued that most "expert advice" mistakenly focuses on techniques rather than on the relationship's spiritual core – your sense of purpose and life goals as a couple, and how your values and ideals change and evolve over the years. The challenge is whether these and other spiritual dimensions are in synch.
Here, I want to point out one particular practice — a perspective, really — that helps build or resuscitate a relationship's spiritual connection: learning to "forget yourself" when relating to your partner. I've described this more generally in a previous post, but it's especially helpful for bringing a supply of fresh energy into a relationship, to keep it alive and growing. By "forgetting yourself" I'm referring to a conscious choice to behave in ways that serve and support your partner rather than just yourself. By doing that, you're strengthening the relationship between the two of you — which is really a third entity, with a life of its own. Mary, a 45-year-old in a 15-year marriage, illustrated that when she said to her husband, "I still love you, but I hate our relationship."
In fact, learning to "forget yourself" in your relationship is linked with long-term positive emotions. Research shows that the latter are a powerful antidote to stress, pain and illness throughout life and are associated with proactive attitudes and behavior in general — all elements of psychological health. Moreover, learning to "forget yourself" is crucial for reasons that relate to our evolutionary heritage and our social and psychological conditioning within current culture.
Here's what I mean: Research into the evolutionary basis of intimate relationships indicates that humans (and some other primates, such as the bonobos) are highly sexual and social creatures. Evolution may have created intertwined needs for sexual and social connections with more than one partner at the same time. In other words, such researchindicates that monogamy may not be "hard-wired." Nevertheless, it can become a conscious desire and choice. Such a capacity is also part of our potential for continued evolution.
Our psychological and social conditioning also creates challenges for enduring, positive relationships. We learn to relate to intimate partners as commodities and engage in transactional, mercantile terms: I give in order to get; invest in the relationship to receive a return. Relationships have become another part of a commercialized, consumer-orientation approach to life in which someone wins and someone loses.
That orientation is part of what I called our "adolescent model of love." It includes learning to hide yourself; self-serving goals of gaining power and control over the other; and in many cases repeating the dysfunctional relationships that many people had growing up in their families, like feeling loved only when performing or behaving in ways desired by parents, and subsequently by the larger society.
Of course, that damages people's capacity for healthy relationships and healthy living in general. In fact, based on research and clinical work on the role of childhood experiences in the development of the brain and behavior, Gabor Mate, M.D. has argued that that current society is so addicted to work and consumerism that it has undermined conditions necessary for healthy childhood development.
In general, our overall way of life has pointed us in the wrong direction, away from growth and health. Consequently, relationship advice ignores the spiritual core of the relationship because it's grounded in embracing the same self-interest and cultural narcissism that's rampant. That deadens relationships over time. For example, much of the relationship advice about sex falters because the relationship has become fragmented, one in which sex has become a disembodied activity apart from the rest of the relationship. Then, people feel disheartened to see surveys that show that sex ebbs away in a long-term relationship. But in fact, the data indicate that that happens when partners are emotionally and spiritually disengaged from each other to begin with, when the "parts" of their relationship are not integrated.
But there's also evidence that we can evolve in healthier directions, that consciousness enables us to evolve psychologically toward attitudes, emotions and behaviors that we desire. That includes an enriched spiritual connection and continued growth with an intimate partner. In fact, the 21st century — with its unpredictable, unstable, economic and political conditions and an increasingly diverse, highly interconnected and networked world — actually makes conscious evolution both more necessary and possible.
That is, the 21st-century events of 9/11 and the economic decline of 2008 turned our old way of life on its head — in love, in work and in our sense of life purpose. That's opened the door to new ways of thinking, feeling and behaving that serve larger, common goals, beyond our old self-centered ones. Overall, I think we're in the midst of a large-scale shift toward behavior and values that reflect more awareness of our interconnection and interdependency throughout the planet, and of the fact that people's actions everywhere and anywhere affect everyone in every place.
People are awakening to the reality that "success" and well-being throughout life are now based on values and actions that sustain and build something of value for the larger good — whether in your work or in your intimate partnership. That's different from seeking to control and extract from the other what you want for oneself.
'Forgetting Yourself' In Your Relationship
A simple step: Ask yourself how you feel when you do something or give something to someone who really enjoys and appreciates, what you give — whether it's emotional or material. You probably recognize that it just feels good, period. That's the model for fueling positive energy in a relationship, because such action comes from the heart, for the sake of giving, without regard for getting something back. You might ask, "Doesn't 'forgetting yourself' run the risk of being taken advantage of?" Sure it does. But that would tell you something about the kind of partner you've connected with to begin with. It's something to learn from (see my post about doing a "relationship inventory").
Studies of couples who are able to maintain a highly positive, energized connection for the long term indicate that they "forget" themselves and engage in serving the relationship itself. Interestingly, brain scans of couples in long-term love find similarities between them and couples who had just fallen madly in love. The energy stays healthy and alive.
Here are two practices that couples who maintain long-term connections have in common:
In short, a living, growing relationship is an ongoing, flowing energy exchange, emotionally, behaviorally and sexually. Deepak Chopra provides a good description of this in "Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul," writing that "[the] difference between healthy and unhealthy energy can be summarized as follows: Healthy energy is flowing, flexible, dynamic, balanced, soft, associated with positive feelings. Unhealthy energy is stuck, frozen, rigid, brittle, hard, out of balance, associated with negative emotions."
Chopra adds that people have the capacity to shift an unhealthy energy state into a healthy one. And that's a good description of retrieving a relationship from the dead zone and bringing it back into the realm of the living.
Ice ice baby:
The morning after:
So, indulge yourself. Fantasize. Buy yourself something that will melt with the sweat 'cause 'salty is sexy'. What is food without salt anyway? Marriage seems to be bad for your sex life. Couples who have sex over four times a week before theirwedding, barely have it once a week three years after tying the knot, a survey in Britain has found.
Researchers found that before marriage, couples can hope to have sex more than four times a week. But after three years of married life, there is a dramatic drop in their sex life and most couples have sex just once every seven days.READMORE http://chuliastreettulukan.blogspot.com/2011/05/how-can-you-resurrect-your-love.html
Posted: 29 May 2011 09:32 PM PDT
Surah Ar Rum Chapter 30 Verse 21
In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful.
TransliterationWamin ayatihi an khalaqa lakummin anfusikum azwajan litaskunoo ilayha wajaAAalabaynakum mawaddatan warahmatan inna fee thalika laayatinliqawmin yatafakkaroon
The verse above is an attestation from Allah the Almighty God and Creator of us all that we are to treat our womenfolk right. We are to love them and show them mercy and compassion.
Sahih InternationalAnd of His signs is that He created for you from yourselves mates that you may find tranquillity in them; and He placed between you affection and mercy. Indeed in that are signs for a people who give thought.
The reality is that women have been and are still being mistreated in all known civilizations is conveniently ignored and no mention of it is made despite the glaring atrocities upon them that human society pretends not to see or even acknowledge to this very day.
It is a reality that women are mistreated in our world and abused not only physically but also mentally and spiritually by those who are sick and sadistic, cruel beyond words and ought to be ashamed of themselves.
These perpetrators forget that they themselves were conceived, carried for 9 or so months in the womb and with tremendous pain at the risk of losing their own lives given birth to by a woman ~ their mothers!
Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala has revealed a whole Surah exclusively for us as to how to deal with our womenfolk. Surah An Nisa Chapter 4 of the Blessed Al Qur'an explains in clear detail as to how we should treat our women and accord to them their rights?
It is a shame to see many amongst the so called Muslims of the world ignore the dictates of Allah Ar Rahman Ar Rahim and mistreat their womenfolk so unjustly despite being told times and time again to be fair to their mothers, spouses, sisters and daughters and to treat them with respect, kindness and compassion in all areas of communication and relationships with them.
Yes, it is true that respect and cordiality should be accorded in mutuality but the onus is on us menfolk to be the leaders of women and not vice versa.
In my life, I have had my fair share of trials and tribulations in dealing with those who fail to appreciate the sacrifices that I have made in order that they ~ the women in my life get to live a life that's better but I choose not to dwell upon such episodes for they serve no purpose but to cause heartaches and unpleasant memories.
I found it best to move on in my life and leave them to Allahu Rabbul Alamin to deal with.
I came across this entry in a blog called muslimah2muslimah.com and couldn't help but agree with the views expressed by the womenfolk there that the comments made by an obviously sick and demented man in such an email is surely a gross misrepresentation of why the hijab is made compulsory upon the believing women of Islam?
Maybe the guy in question has failed to take note that the compulsion to control ourselves is first upon the believing men of Islam as per what the Verse # 30 Surah An Nur has to guide us :
TransliterationQul lilmu/mineena yaghuddoo min absarihumwayahfathoo furoojahum thalika azkalahum inna Allaha khabeerun bima yasnaAAoon
Sahih InternationalTell the believing men to reduce [some] of their vision and guard their private parts. That is purer for them. Indeed, Allah is Acquainted with what they do.
We can't feign ignorance. If we are normal, rational men of understanding and know what is right from wrong, then we have no choice but to hold ourselves responsible first before starting to blame the womenfolk for all that they do!
I know that all of us men have damn big, humongous ego's to take care of but to just blindly and arrogantly demand that everyone else kowtow's to our every whim and fancy is simply taking things too much out of the limits and boundaries of justice and equality that Islam actually provides for each and every makhluk, created by Allah Azza Wa Jalla.
Sexual attraction and desire is a natural aspect of every human and creature created by Allahu Ta'ala. Yet as human beings, we are given the Faculty of Reason and taught as to how best to deal with our base instincts with regard to sex in order to differentiate us the Children of Adam Alaihis Salam from those of the animal world?
We are imbued with a natural sense of shame and modesty. When Adam Alaihis Salam and Hawwa Radhiallahu Anha were stripped of their heavenly clothes as a result of their going against Allah's Prohibition of eating the Forbidden Fruit @ the Khuldi fruit, their immediate and natural reaction upon realizing their nakedness was to try and cover their areas of modesty with the leaves of the heavenly plants.
All such plants and trees refused to give up their leaves for use by the First Couple except the Fig tree. Our Father the Prophet Adam Alaihis Salam used his fig leaf to cover his groin area whilst Our Mother Sayyidatina Hawwa Radhiallahu Anha covered her bosom areas with her long hair and crotch with her fig leaf.
In Surah An Nur Chapter 24 Verse 31, the decree is given by Allahu Ta'ala to the believing women of Islam as to how to cover their modesty :
TransliterationWaqul lilmu/minati yaghdudnamin absarihinna wayahfathnafuroojahunna wala yubdeena zeenatahunna illa mathahara minha walyadribnabikhumurihinna AAala juyoobihinna wala yubdeenazeenatahunna illa libuAAoolatihinna aw aba-ihinnaaw aba-i buAAoolatihinna aw abna-ihinna awabna-i buAAoolatihinna aw ikhwanihinna aw baneeikhwanihinna aw banee akhawatihinna aw nisa-ihinnaaw ma malakat aymanuhunna awi attabiAAeenaghayri olee al-irbati mina arrijali awi attifliallatheena lam yathharoo AAala AAawratiannisa-i wala yadribnabi-arjulihinna liyuAAlama ma yukhfeena min zeenatihinnawatooboo ila Allahi jameeAAan ayyuhaalmu/minoona laAAallakum tuflihoon
Nothing is left to chance in the Islamic faith. Even to the stage of how to conduct oneself in the toilet is taught clearly in Islam.
Sahih InternationalAnd tell the believing women to reduce [some] of their vision and guard their private parts and not expose their adornment except that which [necessarily] appears thereof and to wrap [a portion of] their headcovers over their chests and not expose their adornment except to their husbands, their fathers, their husbands' fathers, their sons, their husbands' sons, their brothers, their brothers' sons, their sisters' sons, their women, that which their right hands possess, or those male attendants having no physical desire, or children who are not yet aware of the private aspects of women. And let them not stamp their feet to make known what they conceal of their adornment. And turn to Allah in repentance, all of you, O believers, that you might succeed.
Yet the sick ones amongst the Disbelievers and the Hypocrites amongst the Ummah choose to mock and ridicule Islam's thoroughness in teaching its adherents as to how best to live their life's and take care of their personal needs and wants in this mortal temporal life here on Earth in preparation for the next in the Hereafter?
Islam does not allow injustice in our relationship towards our womenfolk yet there are many so called alims and ulamaks out there in our various worldwide Muslim communities today who do just that under the pretext of being the righteous in the day to day administration over the lives of the Muslims.
We have to call a spade just that and admit that there is just so many wrongs being committed against the womenfolk in the world today.
It is true that some women have gone on to become leaders of a few so called Muslim nations but in reality they all face a glass ceiling that not many can see out of the social and cultural barriers that have come to exist not out of religious observations but more so on the individual nation or countries traditionally inherited customs.
Life for women living in Non Muslim countries of the West would not be the same as what it is for those living in the Middle Eastern and Asian nations.
Our values and traditions aren't the same and even amongst the various countries of any particular region, social norms and local customs are so glaringly different. Just across the border, what would be considered normal for some people would be considered as grossly offensive against the day to day social customs for some.
The onus is on us Muslim menfolk to really study what our Islamic faith teaches us about the proper ways to deal with our women and give them our true love and respect to them instead of falling prey to our own ignorance and go against the Sunnah of our beloved Rasul Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam.
There are many untruths accorded to him by the enemies of Islam through their heinous work online and in the various multimedia where they wrongly accuse the Blessed Messenger of Allah to have oppressed his loved ones.
As rational and informed Muslims, none of us Muslim men ought to fall victim to such misinformation and believe what the spawns of the Devil are spreading online and through the various forms of media, whether through the films, distorted documentaries, television programs, talk shows, forums, seminars and printed publications such as newspapers, magazines, books, brochures, leaflets, pamphlets, etc.
Yes, we have lots of work to do in order to correct ourselves and to stop the injustice towards our womenfolk but we must do so in a proper, disciplined and systematic manner.
Not go about it in a haphazard manner that will derail us from our vision and mission to uphold Islamic justice and equality for all amongst the ummah especially towards our beloved ones from our fairer sex in our ummah.
The Blessed Prophet Muhammad Rahmatulil Alamin enjoined us to be the best towards our wife / wives.
It is true that there are quite a number of restrictions placed upon the believing women of Islam but if one is to study as to the reasons why such restrictions are placed upon them, one would come to learn that it is for their own good.
There are a lot of people out there who would not waste a moment in taking unfair advantage over the weaker ones amongst the women and many have come to an unfortunate end as a result of their frailty.
Those of us who read the newspapers and learn of the various crimes against women worldwide would surely attest to this as a matter of fact and rational women out there should have no problems in agreeing to this.
Take a look at the statistics here for the growing number of Crimes against Women.
Islam teaches us to take care, love and respect our women:
Hadith - Muslim, #3468
Abu Huraira reported Allah's Apostle as saying: "He who believes in Allah and the Hereafter, if he witnesses any matter he should talk in good terms about it or keep quiet. Act kindly towards woman, for woman is created from a rib, and the most crooked part of the rib is its top. If you attempt to straighten it, you will break it, and if you leave it, its crookedness will remain there. So act kindly towards women."
Hadith - Bukhari 8.2, Narrated Abu HurairaA man came to Allah's Apostle and said, "O Allah's Apostle! Who is more entitled to be treated with the best companionship by me?" The Prophet said, "Your mother." The man said. "Who is next?" The Prophet said, "Your mother." The man further said, "Who is next?" The Prophet said, "Your mother." The man asked for the fourth time, "Who is next?" The Prophet said, "Your father."
Women are our companions. They bring us both joy and happiness in our lives. Without them, life would be meaningless and the world would cease to have mankind.
Yes, it is also true that some women can be a royal pain in the ass so to speak with their endless griping and faultfinding / nagging, driving us nuts to the stage that one can have a mental breakdown if one is so weak so as not be able to handle such a shrew..hehehehe..
But then Islam also provides us a way out of a loveless marriage. It is also vice versa. A woman can opt out of a torturous marriage by lodging a complaint or report to the local Kadhi and furnish proof or evidence of any injustice or harm committed by her husband against her.
There is such a thing called 'Taqliq' which is a post nikah ~ post nuptial agreement attested to and signed by the husband where he swears or promises to take care of his wife and not to cause her harm or neglect her for a stipulated time by not providing for her welfare or wellbeing.
He also agrees that in the event where he causes her harm either physically or in any other form where she is hurt and wounded, goes to complain to the Kadhi and her complaint is found to be valid and true, she can opt out of the marriage by paying just 1 ringgit (here in Malaysia) to the Shariah court and her divorce from her abusive husband will be registered and acknowledged freeing her from that loveless marriage!
There are many provisions provided for in Islam to safeguard and look after the rights of women in Islam but as usual, such plus points are usually overlooked by many biased and discriminating people from both sides of the coin so to speak in order to paint a gloomy and dreary picture about Islam to suit their anti Islam agenda.
It is up to the women of Islam to learn about what our Islamic Faith has to give them and take full advantage of such provisions and not to be guiled by those out to deviate them from the Mercy and Blessings of Allahu Ta'ala upon them.
'Paradise lies at the feet of your mothers!' is a famous saying attributed to the Blessed Prophet Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam.
How many of us really consider this and show our love and respect towards our mothers?
My mum has long returned to the Mercy of Allahu Rabbul Alamin but not a day goes by without me thinking of her and praying for her salvation. We who are Muslims pray for the wellbeing of our parents in each and every solat-prayer of us at least 5 times a day.
To those of us who have lost our parents but still have our wife / wives, do love them as best as we possibly can. They are the one /ones who will decide as to where we are to be buried when our time comes. :)
I for one love my wife with all my heart and she knows it. @};-
I dedicate the following song by Maher Zain ~ For the rest of my life - to my darling wife with the message ' Thank you for choosing me to spend the rest of your life with as long as we both shall live..Insya Allah!'
Hadith - Al-Tirmidhi 3272, narrated Abu Hurayrah
When Allah's Messenger was asked which woman was best he replied, "The one who pleases (her husband) when he looks at her, obeys him when he gives a command, and does not go against his wishes regarding her person or property by doing anything of which he disapproves." [Nasa'i and Bayhaqi, in Shu'ab al-Iman transmitted it.]
May Allah bless us with the best that this life has to give us and accord to us our rightful partner in the hereafter.
Posted: 29 May 2011 09:29 PM PDT
From the print edition page N4, but this from Star Online, Desi says: Muhyiddin, you are persisting in your BULLSHITTING about the petrol price and the subsidies element!
Monday May 30, 2011
Opposition exploiting petrol price hike, says DPM
GERIK: The Opposition is exploiting the price hike issue despite it being a trend which is affecting other countries, said Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
****Muhyiddin said the Opposition should understand that price hikes were not just happening in Malaysia but also in Europe, Japan, China, Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore.
Addressing the Gerik Umno division annual meeting here yesterday, Muhyiddin said the Government's capability to bear the cost of subsidies had its limitations.
He reminded the people that they must be prepared to bear the cost in the future.
"Even though the Government's decision not to increase the price of RON 95 petrol was lauded by many, the Government is actually burdened by having to bear the subsidies further," he said.
DESIDERATA: The BN is only telling the Rakyat HALF THE STORY about increasing subsidies amidst the rising trend in world oil prices. I have tired of writing again and again that BEING A NETT PRODUCER AND NETT EXPORTER OF ETROLEUM, MALAYSIA REAPS A WINDFALL EVERY TIME THE WORLD OIL PRICE RISES. IT'S JUST THAT THE NETT GAIN -- HIGHER REVENUES AND HIGHER PROFITS VIAPETRONAS -- ARE NOT BEING SHARED WITH THE PEOPLE.
Ministers like Muhyidding continue to bullshit us by claiming in the past few weeks, chorusing PM Najib Tun Razak's line, quoting Muhyiddin in The Star report here... that "the Government's capability to bear the cost of subsidies had its limitations."
"HEY, LET ME REPEAT FOR THE DPM'S BENEFIT FOR THE UMPTEENTH TIME: IF ONLY THE GOVERNMENT AND PETRONAS WERE TO PLOUGH BACK SOME OF THE SKYROCKETING PROFITS FROM AN UPTRENDING OIL PRICE ENVIRONMENT, THE PETROL PRICES AT THE PUMP SHOULD FALL WITH EVERY WORLD PRICE RISE, DAMN IT!" (SIMPLE LOGIC WILL TELL YOU THE INCREASE IN PROFITS WILL MORE THAN OFFSET THE SUBSIDIES REQUIRED TO BE PAID ON THE OIL IMPORTS OF LOWER GRADE, HENCE LOWER PRICE, WHICH WE USE...)
And the DPM adds insult to injury by comparing with other countries -- can you tell the difference between an apple from an orange, Muh? Or between a durian and a banana?
From the highlighted para marked ****, the DPM wanted the opposition, and the Rakat too, to be sympathetic to his case -- comparing with Singapore? Oh my God! Singapore has no such a natural resource referred as the "black gold". The Little Dot has few natural resources, but much brain power. And while it lacks a Petronas, it boasts of national corporations that invest intelligently on the people's behalf. And most important of all, shares its annual profits by declaring a dividend (angpow or bonus) every year for its citizens.
And Petronas, the largest single business entity in the country, continues to maintain its elegant silence.
Who weeps for NegaraKu, Desi constantly wonders.
God save us from daylight robbers and scoundrels. Amen/aMIN.
Posted: 29 May 2011 09:07 PM PDT
Novel Interlok, yang menjadi komponen sastera tingkatan lima dan kini melalui proses pindaan bahagian-bahagian yang sensitif terus dilanda kontroversi dan dikatakan memberi implikasi perkauman yang serius.Pengerusi Pasukan Tindakan Interlok Nasional (NIAT) Datuk Thasleem Mohamed Ibrahim berkata terdapat beberapa kejadian kurang menyenangkan berlaku terhadap pelajar India sejak novel itu dijadikan bahan teks sastera di sekolah.
"Seperti di sebuah sekolah menengah di Sungai Buloh, dalam rakaman Youtube, kami dapati terdapat sekumpulan pelajar kaum Melayu memaksa seorang pelajar kaum India cakap 'Keling Babi'.
"Inilah punca kenapa kami mahu Interlok dihapuskan. Interlok tidak sesuai dijadikan novel pelajar sekolah," katanya pada sidang akhbar kepada TV Selangor, semalam.
Sehubungan itu, Thasleem berkata NIAT akan bermogok lapar sekiranya kerajaan tidak memansuhkan novel yang menimbulkan pelbagai kontroversi itu.
Langkah itu bertujuan membuktikan bahawa pihaknya benar-benar serius dalam pendiriannya menuntut novel tersebut digugurkan.
"Saya ingin memberi amaran kepada kerajaan, jangan memandang rendah terhadap suara rakyat. Mereka tidak tahu apa kita boleh lakukan walaupun jumlah kita sedikit.
"Kita sanggup lakukan mogok lapar. Kami bukan berpuasa, tetapi berlapar. Tidak makan berhari-hari. Kita akan berjuang habis-habisan sehingga kerajaan menghapuskan novel Interlok ini," katanya.
Bagaimanapun, katanya, bila mogok lapar itu bakal diadakan akan diberitahu kelak.
Dalam pada itu, Thasleem turut mencabar Timbalan Perdana Menteri Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin yang juga Menteri Pelajaran agar berdebat dengan pihaknya.
Beliau berkata, dirinya tidak gentar untuk berhadapan dengan Muhyiddin semata-mata bagi memastikan Interlok edisi murid itu dapat dimansuhkan
"Saya mencabar TPM untuk berdebat dengan saya bercakap mengenai novel Interlok, adakah ia bagus untuk negara dan bagus dari perspektif Islam," katanya.
Pada masa yang sama, beliau turut menggesa Presiden MIC Datuk G Palanivel dan timbalannya Datuk Dr S Subramaniam meletakkan jawatan berikutan kegagalan mereka memastikan Interlok dimansuhkan.
Tambah Thasleem, pihaknya kini giat menjelajah ke seluruh negara bagi memberi penerangan kepada orang ramai mengenai Interlok.
"Ramai lagi yang tak faham mengenai Interlok ini. Jadi kami akan jelajah negara untuk memberi penerangan kepada mereka," katanya.
Muhyiddin yang juga menteri pelajaran sebelum ini berkata, novel Interlok akan kekal digunakan sebagai teks komponen sastera mata pelajaran Bahasa Malaysia tingkatan lima dengan pindaan dibuat kepada bahagian yang dianggap sensitif.
Katanya, pindaan itu dibuat selepas panel bebas mengkaji novel Interlok telah mengenal pasti bahagian yang dianggap sensitif itu.
Novel karya Sasterawan Negara Datuk Abdullah Hussain itu menimbulkan kontroversi berikutan keputusan Kementerian Pelajaran memilihnya sebagai teks sastera Tingkatan Lima tahun ini kerana didakwa terdapat perkataan yang menyinggung perasaan masyarakat India di negara ini.
Just how many dead teenagers, driven to end their own lives, is it going to take for adults to stand up and say, What the hell is going on? There was a time when the words "Free to Be" embodied a hope that whatever a kid was, was good enough. But "freedom" doesn't describe the world of this generation. Or of their parents. One of those parents wrote to me on my Facebook page.
"Hi, Marlo," wrote Kevin Jacobsen of New York. "Our son Kameron was bullied relentlessly and committed suicide on January 18th. He was 14. In lieu of flowers, we asked for donations to go to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, my mom's favorite for decades. I know you're busy, but just wondering if you could take a look at our son. We have nothing else to lose."
He then posted the link to a website he'd built to honor his son, calledKindnessAboveMalice.org. I logged on, but could barely look at the child's face. He was beautiful.
Thirty-seven years — and two generations of children — after the creation of Free to Be… You and Me, I can't help but remember the beautiful words lyricist Bruce Hart wrote that anchored the opening anthem:
Kameron will never grow to be his own man.
For all the walls we thought we'd broken down with Free to Be – and all the stereotypes we thought we'd shattered — children today are not free to be anything they want to be, nor anything they are, and they are dying for it. And no beautiful lyric can fix that.
According to current statistics, one out of every four teenagers across America is bullied in their neighborhoods and schools; 160,000 students stay home from school every day because of their fear of being bullied; and each month, nearly 300,000 students are physically attacked inside their secondary schools.
Online, things are even worse: 43 percent of kids are cyber-bullied, while 53 percent admit to having said something mean and hurtful to another kid online.
Then came that tragic September — 2010 — when over a period of just three weeks, nine gay or questioning youths — all male, average age 15 — were "bullied to death," committing suicide, no longer able to endure the never-ending harassment from their peers.
Like many people, much of what I know about bullying is what I read in the headlines: 15-year-old Irish migrant Phoebe Prince of Massachusetts, hangs herself in the stairwell of her family apartment, after yet another day of relentless bullying. The harassment continued on her Facebook memorial page. Or just this month, 14-year-old Ambriel Bowen of York, Pennsylvania, commits suicide at home when the daily terrorizing by bullies — which included two black eyes and a broken nose — becomes too overwhelming to bear.
Reading the horrid accounts of bullied kids is devastating. But hearing the voice of a bereaved father brings tears to your eyes
I called Kevin Jacobsen after I read his Facebook post and my heart broke as he recounted his son's tragic story.
Posted: 29 May 2011 07:25 PM PDT
Looking at the pictures of the youth gathering, and the shouting lead by PM to " defend Putrajaya", I can't help but ask myself this: Is Malaysia under attack from any external threat? are we fighting a war against any invasion?
The answer is of course No.
Then why mobilise the youth as if a war is coming.
This thing happens only in third world countries where people are more gullible.
In most democratic countries, changing of government in elections are common.
Why treat the opposition parties as someone who is your enemies? Why are people so partisan? Parties are set up because of differing ideologies; they have differing ideas on how to run the country; or certain of their policies are different. One may be more liberal, others may be more conservative like those in UK, or USA.
In elections, parties should sell on their ideologies and manifestos, not on scandals or giving out misinformation. They should never treat their oponents as if the opponents are external threat to the country. They must know that both have roles to play; the ruling as well the opposition. They are not external enemies like the Japanese in the Second Word War.
Sell your ideas and the your track record of governing and let people decide. There is absolutely no need to classify your counterparts in the opposition as if they are external threats.
Winning or losing government positions are not the end of the world; unless of course there is a corrupt culture to protect!!
When will all these manipulators stop manipulating?
Contrast with this:
At the darkest hour during World War 2, when the Nazis overran France in just a couple of weeks, and British Epeditionary Force (BEF) were encircled leading to the miraculour retreat at Dunkirk, one man came forward and urged the country " We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender".
This man was Sir Winston Churchill. When everything seemed lost, he had unwavering faith in the British people, and his speeches ralliedd the British to fight a war against all odds and in the end defeated Germany's mighty airforce in the Battle of britain.
That was a Statesman extraordinary. After the war, when the British people chose to dump him for another Prime Minister, he just retired.
He never called his people to defend 10 Downing Street against the Labour party in the 1945 election, in which he lost the Premiership to Clement Attlee of the Labour party.
What a contrast !
Posted: 29 May 2011 06:27 PM PDT
Posted: 29 May 2011 06:24 PM PDT
The police got every reason to detain and 'keep' whoever found, or even suspected of carrying out subversive activities deemed to destabilise the country, this multiracial country. Under the ISA, they are normally detained without being charged until the government gathers tangible evidence to produce them in court.
Some are kept for weeks while others for at least two years without trial. This is provisioned under the ISA Act, which I believe will be amended in the next Parliament sitting.
I am for the ISA. It helps put the house to order. History has taught us to be more cautious in our doings. While the authority can be lenient sometimes - which led to the dissent of some quarters - fair jurisdiction needs to apply too.
The case in which four youths being detained indefinitely under the Emergency Ordinance should get special attention from Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein. Aged between 18 and 20, their detention on April 14 in Johor should also come with a police explanation.
There must be solid reasons for someone to be detained under the Ordinance, which suggests how dangerous the person is to the nation and its people. At least a simple statement of the WHYs will do. And for such an age, we need to use a fine jurisdiction as they are still 'easy to bent'.
They are Muhammad Rizal Ibrahim, Mohamad Razif Mahadi, Mohd Syahiran Tumin dan Muhammad Noorariff Bakran, 20. They are still in detention at Ayer Molek police station. I am not for them at all. The police must have substantiated the ground for arrest but a long detention is hindering them opportunity to pursue their study as most of them are post-SPM students.
In this modern era, youths are easily exposed to a lot of negative influence. Some of them take advise while the rest 'need to be addressed accordingly'. However, when a youth is concerned, we need to subscribe to a different approach, especially when education comes in between the laws.
Yes, some youths are real crooks. While they may be angels to their parents, they are devils on the loose to the authority. This is where most parents went wrong - due to their busy routines, they fail to keep an eye on their kids' activities. I remember how young Botak Chin and Bentong Kali were when they started to terrorise the country.
However, if they are criminals, we must charge and produce them in court. But under the Emergency Ordinance which allows the police to keep them without charges and trial for a certain period, we can only presume what kind of wrongdoings they were involved in.
But again, they are young. If the police and the Home Ministry want to come down hard on those who try to break up the country apart, there have been similar cases which were left of the hook. Needless to say, if the KDN is amending some clauses of the ISA, its time to include some new provisions in it.
Namewee case aside (do you agree that no action is being taken against him?), those who try to incite racial and religious disorder are the ones to watch. But this category carries so many loopholes in the sense that no specific provisions are stipulated as to what kind of other actions can be categorised as 'racial and religious incitement'.
Apart from those involved in black money, money laundering activities, ah long and vice activities should be on the amended list, I would suggest we add 'halal provocation' be included. In the case of 'kaki katak in a bowl of Old Town White Coffee' and a 'tulang babi campur serbuk kopi' in Kluang recently, such doings are to be considered as racial and religious incitements.
And of course, those who fail to get the right 'halal' stamping of their products, can be considered too as too many 'halal' incidents have taken place in the country over these years and whether we realise it or not, it sours inter-racial harmony and trust.
I think Hisham has to reconsider a lot of things. But we understand how sensitive the label ISA carries. It can backfire heavily on the government too but if we want to be stringent, politics should be put aside. Some decisions may not make the government popular but again, we cannot discount on social harmony and national stability.
All issues must be addressed accordingly, and where good jurisdiction is needed, use it.
Posted: 29 May 2011 06:19 PM PDT
If Dr Mahathir could NOT stop DS Anwar, nobody will.We may yet see the Sdr Oppposition Leader claim his rightful place as Prime Minister.
from blogger tumpang sekole...
30 May 2011
Anwar - Dr M threatened me before sacking...
Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said today that Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed gave him an ultimatum in 1998, a day before his sacking as the deputy prime minister.
According to Anwar, the former prime minister told him to voluntarily step down as DPM and in return, he would receive some form of monetary compensation, but if he did not comply with this, charges would be framed against him (Anwar).
"Mahathir told me...you have wife, a family, its better if you resign voluntarily, if not charges will be brought against you," Anwar said today during a dialogue with young professionals.
The PKR defacto leader's remarks were in response to a question from the audience asking him if it was true that such a situation had occured, and was highlighted by writer Ziauddin Sardar in a book.
"Yes, it is true because I told him (Ziauddin) that...I also went against Dr Mahathir, and was wrongfully imprisoned and subsequently beaten half to death.
"It was the only time I spoke harshly to him (Dr Mahathir)," said Anwar. He said that he bore no ill-will and grudges against his former mentor, and forgave him for what happened.
Anwar was charged with sodomy and corruption in 1998 after he was sacked from the Cabinet and was later convicted and jailed for both offences.
He was freed in September 2004 and later resurrected his political career by winning back his Permatang Pauh parliamentary seat in a by-election in 2008, which had been held in the interim by his wife.
He led the loose pact of PKR, the DAP and PAS to a historic sweep of five states and 82 parliamentary seats in Election 2008. But the 63-year-old PKR de facto leader is currently facing sodomy charges for the second time in his life.
He has denied the charge, describing it as "evil, frivolous lies by those in power" when the charge was read out to him. He is charged under section 377B of the Penal Code and can be sentenced to a maximum of 20 years' jail and whipping upon conviction.
The trial began 18 months after Anwar was charged in court in August 2008.
Anwar: Dr M told me to quit and get some money or be sacked and go to jail
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Posted: 30 May 2011 07:01 AM PDT
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