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Oct 25, 2008

Penang Government Respects All Malaysian Languages

The road signs in Penang will be changed to multi-language. Jawi, Tamil and Chinese will be displayed in addition to Bahasa Malaysia, places of heritages in Georgetown. Due to the cost that needed for such projects, not all the road signs in Penang will be added to multi languages, only selected road sign based on appropriateness.

As malaysian we must be proud of our languages, It's our pride to explain about this to tourists. The project to be completed by the end of the year. Thanks to Penang government for being true Malaysian. This could be the first step to introduce road signs in multi-language, hope other state governments also follow this action to show how unique is Malaysia to the world.

Oct 24, 2008

Ban PKR for Zulkifli Nordin, Ban UMNO for Ahmad Ismail, Ban HINDRAF for what?????


ZULKIFLI NORDIN

Zulkifli Nordin, a PKR MP for Bandar Baru Kulim had been involved in an earlier debacle when he led a protest against the Bar Council forum on “Conversion to Islam” in August, where he was accused of barging into the forum and making an inciteful speech. Yesterday, he accused the Bar Council of supporting apostasy in parliament. I would like to ask a question to all Malaysian. If Muslim compromise with non-Muslims, is it clash with Islamic principles? Can we work together as Malaysian despite religion and believes?

I think it shouldn't be a matter after such a long we have experienced and live together in multi-religion society. Everyone is respecting Islam in Malaysia, so far I haven't heard any cases that non-muslim has insulted Islam as our nation's official religion. It is a common agreement that Islam is the official religion as stated in the Federal Constitution. There is no doubt about this, and of course no one can question it.


AHMAD ISMAIL ARGUING WITH REPORTERS

Ahmad Ismail is known for controversial actions and remarks made in the fields of politics, business and sports, including the latest controversy in which he utters incendiary remarks about the Chinese community during and after the Permatang Pauh by-election in August 2008. Despite criticism of his remark in the by-election and expressing regret that it resulted in controversy, Ahmad remained defiant and refused to apologise om his "Chinese as squatters" remark. In a further outburst during a press conference on September 8, Ahmad seditiously warned the Chinese community not to seek political power, below is Ahmad statement:

"The patience of the Malays and Muslims has a limit. Do not push us to the wall, as when we turn back we will be forced to push the Chinese in the interests of our own survival [...] The Chinese should not try to be like the Jews in America. It is not enough they control the economy, now they want political control."


Recently, HINDRAF was banned by home Minister, Home Minister Datuk Syed Hamid Albar. I don't know what is the actual reason on why HINDRAF banned. Is it because they have visited the Hari Raya open house? For struggling Malaysian Indians betterment? Banned for promoting Hindu or Indians rights? Why this kind of discrimination against Malaysian Indian?

We able to do nothing since the home minister already decide, but please address the Malaysian Indians problem. Banning HINDRAF won't solve the 51 years marginalization of Malaysian Indian. We left behind in every sector including education, economy, and others. We only owned around 1.5% of equity whereas our population more than 5 %. Our Tamil school's condition equals to old kampung houses. Our temples still receiving dangers from government. 50 000 thousand of Malaysian Indian without proper birth certificate and Identity card. I can list out hundreds of problem that we are facing today.

We deserve to get all the helps from government as other races in Malaysia. We are not third class citizen. Give us equal rights!

Oct 23, 2008

Fall Again?


SOUTHEAST ASIAN RSF RANKING 2008

Malaysia fell to its worst ranking ever - dropping by 8 spots to 132 - in the latest worldwide press freedom index by Paris-based watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) which released recently. The index immediately drew criticism from Malaysian groups, which called on the government to free the press and bloggers.

Last year, Malaysia was placed 124nd. Its ranking puts it almost in the bottom quarter of all the countries surveyed.RSF cited the repeated violations of the free flow of press and the bullies on bloggers as its reason for giving a low rating to countries like Malaysia It explained that the violations included arrests of bloggers and closure or difficulty in accessing news websites in our country. The increase in cases of online censorship is because the government has realized that the Internet can play a key role in the fight for democracy and they are establishing newmethods of censoring it. The government of repressive countries is now targeting bloggers and online journalists as forcefully as journalists in the traditional media.

The fall should be accepted as a wake-up call for the nation and the government. With the nation 51th anniversary of independence, shows how low the country has sunk after half a century in the press freedom. The harassment of web activists and cyber-dissidents - from Raja Petra Kamarudin (malaysiaToday), Sheih (Kickdefella), Namewee (Negaraku rap version video) are reasons why Malaysia performed poorly in the ranking.

The usage of Internal Security Act (ISA) against bloggers and journalists worsen the Malaysia ranking more or less. Suspension of Tamil daily Makkal Osai, ban of the word ‘Allah’ in the The Herald weekly and also ban of several columnists among the factors to the massive drop.

The new ranking of Malaysia worst than most of the African nation and South East Asia nation in press freedom index that released yesterday. Our placing in the RSF press freedom index this year is worse than Timor-Leste (65), Indonesia (111), Thailand (124), and Cambodia (126). One consolation, though, is that we are slightly better than Singapore. For more details, view the chart that I have uploaded in this post.

''More freedom of information will lead to a stronger, transparent press, a more vibrant democracy and a more competitive economy!''-TAN SRI RAMON NAVARATNAM

Oct 22, 2008

One World One God

I have few videos from YouTube here. These videos for all human in the world despite their religious believe. I believe that there will be no conflicts in this world if human starts learn to respect the religion of each other. Even in our nation a lot of problem because the differences of religious believe. Hindu, Islam, Christian, Buddhist, Jewish or others, we all are belongs to one god! Generally, no one is better than anyone, each religion is the best for its follower, and definitely should respect the religion of others.

Watch the videos and I realy hope some feedback from you.

The Only One







Respect the Religious Beliefs of Others






Oct 20, 2008

Whose country is this?

Malaysia is not a country for just one group of people. We experience the richness of the mixed cultures through friendships, food and fashion throughout your day. No one community should be made to feel unwelcome in a country of their own. In taking ownership of Malaysia, minorities have an equal responsibility to shape and craft a nation that all our children and grandchildren will be proud to take over. Together with their neighbours in the majority community, they must play an important participatory role in contributing to the country’s welfare as a whole. As concerned citizens, if minorities express displeasure at weaknesses in Malaysia it is only because they want the country to improve.

Muslim or non-Muslim, we all belong to the same country. It is time that we remove the old shackles of debates along racial and religious lines. It is time that we recognise minority groups as equal Malaysians. It is time to realise that each person is himself endowed with special rights.

Malaysians must continuously improve themselves and be ready to fight off attempts to threaten the unity and prosperity. We must hold true to the concept of justice and fairness for all citizens. Malaysians still much to contribute although the country now more than 50 years old. The nation’s independence and rapid development were a joint effort by Malaysians of different races and at all levels. Government should always stick to the power-sharing concept, which placed emphasis on consultation and consensus.

I would like to conclude that Malaysia is not your country, of course it is not my country, but it is our country……

Oct 19, 2008

Poll Results



The teaching of Mathematics and Science in English was controversial when Ministry of Education (MOE) introduced five years ago, and it is still a hot topic to discuss untill today. In order to get some reaction from the Malaysian, I have created a poll to get know what is actually in their mind. A total of 138 voted in the poll on whether Mathematics and science should continued to teach in English.

Based on the results, we can see 127 out of 138 voted that the subjects should be continued in English. It almost 92% agreed that the education system in Malaysia is in the right path to uplift its standard. And there are small number of them voted that government should stop the policy and go back to the previous system which the subjects thought in National language, the only subject in English is English itself. 11 or (7%) of voters want the important to be given on mother tongue.

In my opinion, most Malaysian realised the important of English as International language for us to compete with other progressing nation. They made a right choice. to the betterment of our future. Emphasis must be given on English, it does not mean that we are not respecting national language or mother tongue as English is realy assisting a lot in the future of Malaysians. I am particularly concerned that the government is considering changing the teaching of Mathematics and Science from English to national language and mother tongue.

I always believed that the government made the right decision to change the teaching of these two subjects to English back in 2003 and we should not make a U-turn now. Therefore, I call upon all parents who love their children to all rises up and oppose the move to revert to teaching mathematics and science in mother tongue. The government and the ethnic based groups must stop gamble with our student’s future. Continue to teach in English is a prove that we are in the right direction to improve our quality in education system.

Thanks for the votes!