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Dec 31, 2009

Most famous slogan of the year 2009: '1Malaysia' vs 'PAS for all'

While PM Najib is paying up ‘1Malaysia’ lip services as usual in uniting all Malaysians, PAS with their own ‘PAS for all’ slogan wooing non Muslims to back them. Both parties have their respective approaches in order to promote their slogan.


1Malaysia by PM Najib
1Malaysia is an on-going campaign announced by PM Najib on September 16, 2008. He calls for the cabinet, government agencies, and civil servants to more strongly emphasize ethnic harmony, national unity, and efficient governance. After more than one year on, it seems like ‘word speaks louder than action’.

The people does not know what is the true meaning of 1Malaysia whereas PM still maintaining his ‘racial formula’ in managing our nation. The dividing policy of all Malaysians into Bumiputera and non-Bumiputera verse, depressions against the minorities and corrupted administration denying his efforts to build up 1Malaysia.


'PAS for all' by PAS
While PM emphasizing on 1Malaysia concept, PAS is championing ‘PAS for all’ concept to attract the non-Muslims to support them. One of the evidence that PAS succeeded to create the confidence on non-Muslims when large number of Non Muslims voted for them in the past General Election.

Beside that, PAS strongly oppose the ‘Bumiputera’ policy that was introduced by UMNO. This emerges PAS as fair to all among the Non Muslims. The fair and equal leaderships in Kelantan, Kedah and formerly in Perak which led by PAS MBs also show that the party is really struggling for all.

Should learn from each other
1Malaysia sounds superb but sadly PM has nothing to impress the people. In fact, 1Malaysia is a wonderful ideology but disappointingly no proper implementations to endorse it. Hope PM Najib learns from PAS on how to lead all Malaysians fairly and equally regardless of race and religion.

BYE BYE 2009!

Dec 30, 2009

Mahathir Anak Lelaki Iskandar Kutty a.k.a Mahathir bin Mohamed

MAHATHIR'S FOREFATHERS WERE FROM KERALA STATE, INDIA

Mahathir's forefathers are from South India in Kerala state. Mahathir was born and named as Mahathir s/o Iskandar Kutty @Mahathir Mohamed. Mahathir's father, (Iskandar Kutty) was a school teacher of Indian origin, specifically Malayalam (people in South India, Kerala state), having migrated from the southern state of Kerala.

He is the fourth Prime Minister of Malaysia which he held for 22 years. From 1981 to 2003, he is the country's longest serving Prime Minister as well as in the whole of Asia. Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad started life not as Malay but as Malayali -the people of Kerala in south India, where his father came from. When he was studying in a university in Singapore, Mahathir was listed as an indian.

Mahathir is full of paradoxes on racial issues. Many of his policies have had the effect of reducing the racial element in government decisions, watering down the agenda to advance malay interests. But in fact he failed to protect and maintain the immunity of Malay rulers. Yet, despite his trumpeting of Asian identity, Mahathir appears ashamed to admit his Indian heritage.

In his book, A New Deal for Asia, he writes about his father in such a way as to imply that he was Malay dedicated to the improvement of his fellow Malays rather than the hard-working Indian immigrant and government servant that he was. He has forgotten his root! It's hard to accept this truth for those racist, but lets be open and don't simply deny the fact just because you are a racist!

Dec 29, 2009

Gangguan seksual di sebuah Institut Pendidikan Guru Malaysia (IPGM): Kerajaan perlu memandang serius perkara ini

Sebuah Institut Pendidikan Guru di ibu negara dicemari dengan gangguan seksual oleh pensyarah terhadap penuntutnya. Tindakan yang sewajarnya tidak diambil walaupun laporan telah dibuat kepada pihak atasan Institut tersebut. Saya mendapat maklumat ini daripada blog seorang guru pelatih yang menjadi mangsa gangguan seksual pensyarah lelakinya. Baca di sini- Gangguan Seksual diIPBA???

Pensyarah lelaki terbabit sering menyentuh bahagian tertentu tubuh guru pelatih perempuan. Menurut mangsa pensyarah tersebut tetap menyentuh walaupun dia bertindak menghalang perbuatan tersebut. Di samping itu, pensyarah terbabit juga menggangu guru pelatih perempuan melalui pujuk rayu di telefon.

Ibu bapa mangsa dan mangsa sendiri merasakan kampus latihan tersebut sebagai tempat yang tidak selamat untuk menuntut ilmu. Malah pihak pentadbir juga gagal melindungi guru pelatih perempuan dan seterusnya gagal mangambil tindakan terhadap pensyarah yang kurang ajar tersebut.

Saya secara tidak langsungnya mewakili guru-guru pelatih seluruh negara mengharapkan agar tindakan yang setimpal diambil terhadap pensyarah yang berkelakuan biadap terhadap guru-guru pelatih perempuan. Tindakan ini juga penting untuk memartabatkan profesion perguruan dan mengembalikan kepercayaan dan keselesaan guru-guru pelatih yang menjadi mangsa gangguan seksual.

Di samping itu, saya juga mengaharapkan pihak-pihak di luar sana yang terbaca petikan ini dan blog mangsa tersebut membawa perkara ini kepada media untuk perhatian umum dan kerajaan. Ini penting agar penuntut-penuntut atau mahasiswa/siswi yang juga akan menjadi pemimpin masa hadapan sentiasa berada dalam keadaan selesa ketika menuntut ilmu.

Dec 27, 2009

The 'results' of corruption

More than hundreds of thousands Malaysians including private and public university/college students rely on express buses to travel. This number increases rampantly especially during festive seasons and semester breaks. It’s a fact that express buses are not that safe to travel nowadays since there are a lot of crashes reported by media frequently.

Human life should not be taken lightly. The government must enforce the law immediately to curb further fatalities from the bus crashes. I just wonder how the accidents happen although inspections are carried out by JPJ thoroughly! Are there corruptions involved between the express bus companies, drivers, Malaysian Road Transport Department (JPJ) officers and police officers? I think you know the answer.

SEVERAL ACCIDENTS INVOLVING EXPRESS BUSES IN THE PAST 13 YEARS:

DECEMBER 26, 2009

10 killed in Malaysia bus crash: police


MAY 19, 2009

Two die, seven hurt in bus and trailer crash


APRIL 16, 2009

Express bus rams into car, killing mom and children


APRIL 13, 2009

6 die, 5 injured in express bus crash (Update)


DECEMBER 7, 2008

Ten die, 19 injured in bus crash near Tangkak (Update)


JUNE 4, 2008

Two killed in Karak crash, 17 including driver, hurt


APRIL 17, 2008

Thai girl dies in bus crash


JANUARY 30, 2008

20 dead in Malaysian bus crash


July 31, 2006

Twelve pilgrims on the way to St Anne’s Feast were killed when a chartered bus crashed at the 160th kilometre of the North-South Expressway near Nibong Tebal. Thirty-five others were injured.


Dec 1, 2003

Fourteen passengers were killed in an early morning collision involving two buses – a school bus which was converted for commercial use and an express bus – at the 63rd kilometre of the Kuala Lipis-Merapoh trunk road. Twenty-three others were injured.


April 21, 2001

Twelve women and a boy were killed when a bus skidded and crashed into a ditch off the Pengkalan Hulu-Baling road near Baling.


Jan 15, 2001

Nine people were killed and five seriously injured when an express bus and a

trailer lorry collided head-on at the 24th kilometre of the Sarikei-Sibu road during heavy rain.


Dec 22, 1999

A Mutiara express bus caught fire after plunging into a ravine at Kampung Bayu in Paloh, near Gua Musang killing three passengers and injuring eight.


July 16, 1996

A bus, ferrying a group of factory workers and their families on a holiday excursion, plunged into a 120m-deep ravine near the Genting Highlands Resort, killing 17 of them. Six were children.

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Dec 26, 2009

Remembering Asian Tsunami (December 26, 2004)

TSUNAMI MAP - 2004 ASIAN TSUNAMI


The most powerful earthquake in 40 years ruptured the sea floor off Indonesia's westernmost island, Sumatra, displacing billions of tons of water and sending towering walls of water roaring across the Indian Ocean at jetliner speeds into fishing villages, luxury resorts and bustling coastal towns.

2004 Indian Ocean earthquake was an undersea earthquake that occurred at 00:58:53 UTC on December 26, 2004, with an epicenter off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. It is known by the scientific community as the Great Sumatra-Andaman earthquake, and the following tsunami is known as the Asian Tsunami or the Boxing Day Tsunami.

The earthquake was caused by subduction and triggered a series of devastating tsunami along the coasts of most landmasses bordering the Indian Ocean, killing more than 225,000 people in eleven countries, and inundating coastal communities with waves up to 30 meters (100 feet) high. It was one of the deadliest natural disasters in history.

The countries most affected by the tsunami are listed below (in alphabetical order):

  • Bangladesh
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Kenya
  • Malaysia
  • Madagascar
  • Maldives
  • Myanmar
  • Seychelles
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • Sri Lanka
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand

With a magnitude of between 9.1 and 9.3, it is the second largest earthquake ever recorded on a seismograph. This earthquake had the longest duration of faulting ever observed, between 8.3 and 10 minutes. It caused the entire planet to vibrate as much as 1 cm (0.5 inches) and triggered other earthquakes as far away as Alaska.

The plight of the many affected people and countries prompted a widespread humanitarian response. In all, the worldwide community donated more than $7 billion (2004 U.S. dollars) in humanitarian aid.

Watch this memorial videos:




Dec 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

ANGELS ARE ADMIRING BABY JESUS

Dec 24, 2009

Katak: Jangan panggil saya katak!


Dec 23, 2009

(Updated) 2 jet fighter engine worth RM100 million missing: King and the Rakyat are betrayed

National security is under threat! Put the air force personnel and officials that involved in the thefts under Internal Security Act (ISA). Is our government daring to do this? The government should not cover-up the case of the missing RM100 million jet fighter engine and other parts of jet belonging to the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF). Read here- Selain enjin pesawat, peralatan lain turut lesap

The fighter jet engine sold to a South American company according to a report released. I scared anything could be happen to us, our country might be sold out by the Force or the government. The disappearance of a F-5E fighter jet engine owned by the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) shows that the country's defence system is extremely weak.


Just imagine what will happen to the country if our military tools sold out by the air force officers and personnel, can we face the opponent during war? Our security is not guaranteed at all! Royal Military Air Force (RMAF) betraying the country and the people. Be careful, its not impossible if our country sold out by the government.

If there is no stern action taken immediately, the government itself should be taken stern action by the people in the next general election. In order to protect the supremacy of our king, the people should punish the government for betraying King and peoples believe.

Is it the result of Biro Tata Negara (BTN)?
Shame of Malaysia, I think this is the first incident in the world of selling the military jet engine to other nation by its own military officials. The world is laughing at us! Corrupted leaders who claim this is an ‘Islamic nation’ but failed to protect the nation under the Islamic laws, where is the ‘Malay supremacy’ when the king is betrayed!

Dec 21, 2009

Negarakuku by Namewee

Remember Namewee (Wee Meng Chee)? Wee's sudden rise to stardom is the result of his highly publicized piece. Negarakuku translated as "I Love My Country Negarakuku (Visit Malaysia 2007 Theme Song)". The structure of the song consists of two major components: the rapping, which is exclusively composed and performed by Wee, and Malaysia's anthem, Negaraku, which is split into three segments between the rapping and sung out in groups of two or three verses. The video still available in YouTube.

A music video for the song was uploaded to YouTube by Wee on July 15, 2007, featuring a montage of photographs of Malaysia, a Visit Malaysia 2007 video and a video of Wee rapping against the backdrop of a Malaysian flag. The video ends depicting both a Chinese caption thanking unnamed parties for videos and images provided for the montage, and an English/Malay caption asking not to be sued as he has no money ("please don't sue me, saya takde duit").


NAMEWEE RAISING MALAYSIA FLAG IN HIS RIGHT HAND

The video was removed by Wee amid pressure on July 23, 2007, but copies of the video, including one with English and Malay subtitles of the song's Chinese lyrics, are still available on the site. The videos received an average of over 100,000 hits; a duplicate version of Wee's original video, uploaded in the middle of July 2007, received a total of 1.4 million hits as of early September 2007.

Now he is in Malaysia after his graduation in Mass Communication at Ming Chuan University Taiwan. He stated in his blog that he loves Malaysia very much and will come back to Malaysia thus he did it. Although attacked by Malaysian leaders due to his controversial video , he shows his patriotism and willing to contribute to Malaysia after finish his study. Not like some some of our overseas student, forget Malaysia right after complete their studies and settling down there.

Negarakuku by Namewee:

Dec 19, 2009

Malaysia Boleh!

I have no words to say when our national football team won the Sea Games gold medal in Laos recently. I hope the victory is a turning point for the future of our national football.

Our Tigers finally roared after 20 years of waiting, they triumphed over Vietnam in the football final of the 25th SEA Games in Laos, 1-0 score line giving Malaysia's first gold medal in the event in two decades. Malaysia were last crowned in 1989 defeating tough rivals Singapore in the 1989 edition of the games that was hosted in Kuala Lumpur.

Vietnam trounced Singapore 4-1 at their semi final while Malaysia had beaten hosts Laos 3-1 in the same stage. Malaysia overturned a lackluster first-half performance to beat it's opponent, it defeated Vietnam although lost an earlier encounter between the two teams at the group stage.

The win is all the more precious for Under-23 squad, which had arrived at the SEA Games with little to no hope of leaving with a medal. Now, they are coming home with the gold. Our side has fallen a long way since the heady days of the 1970s and 1980.

Failure to nurture talent, racism, poor management, cronyism, corruption and a lack of government support are the main problems that haunting Malaysia’s football. It seems like these problems are handled in the better manner now as our performance is recovering from day to day.

Congratulations to Malaysian Tigers for fulfilling 27 million Malaysian’s dream, definitely the main credit goes to the coach K Rajagopal 'Tiger King' for the hard works in building up the 25th Sea Games football squad and his superb guidance to his boys.

HEAD COACH K RAJAGOPAL WITH HIS BOYS

TEAM CAPTAIN AIDIL ZAQUAN (8) WITH GURUSAMY (16)

MALAYSIAN PLAYERS CELEBRATING THEIR VICTORY OVER VIETNAM


THE STAFF:

Team Manager
Datuk Redzuan Sheikh Ahmad

Assistant Manager
Datuk Subahan Kamal

Head Coach
K. Rajagopal

Assistant Coach
Tan Cheng Hoe

Goalkeeping Coach
Mohd. Faozi Mukhlas


THE SQUAD:

Goalkeepers
Mohd Farizal Marlias
Mohd Sharbini Mohd Alawee

Defenders
Mohd Sabre Mat Abu
Mohd Azmi Muslim
Mohd Asraruddin Putra Omar
Mohd Nasriq Baharom
Mohd Muslim Ahmad
Mohd Aidil Zafuan Abdul Radzak
Mahali Jasuli
Mazlizam Mohamad

Midfielders
Baddrol Bakhtiar
S. Kunanlan
K. Gurusamy
Mohd Safiq Rahim
Mohd Amirul Hadi Zainal
Amar Rohidan

Strikers
Abdul Manaf Mamat
Norshahrul Idlan Talaha
Ahmad Fakri Saarani
Mohd Zaquan Adha Abdul Radzak

Dec 17, 2009

Islamic or Secular?

Tunku Abdul Rahman upheld the independence social contract of a secular Malaysia with Islam as its official religion. On the occasion of his 80th birthday, Abdul Rahman stated in the The Star newspaper of 9 February 1983 that the "country has a multi-racial population with various beliefs. Malaysia must continue as a secular State with Islam as the official religion."

In the same issue of The Star, Abdul Rahman was supported by the third Malaysian Prime Minister, Hussein Onn, who stated that the "nation can still be functional as a secular state with Islam as the official religion.
Just compare Malaysia with Indonesia and India. Indonesia with its 80 percent Muslim population is committed to secular, plural polity embracing its Christian, Hindu and Buddhist minorities. While India is not a Hindu Nation although has significant majority Hindus. 80.5% or 800 million of Hindus are currently in India. Some local politicians are calling Malaysia as “Islamic Nation” with only almost 60% of Muslim around. So is it logic and acceptable?

I have a question for our Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak! What's your stand on this? Malaysia is an Islamic or secular nation?

Dec 16, 2009

Anwar Ibrahim Listed Among Top 100 Global Thinkers

1. Ben Bernanke

2. Barack Obama


3. Zahra Rahnavard


4. Nouriel Roubini


5. Rajendra Pachauri

6. Bill Clinton

7. Cass Sunstein and Richard Thaler

8. David Petraeus

9. Zhou Xiaochuan

10. Sayyid Imam al-Sharif

11. Fernando Henrique Cardoso


12. Bill Gates

13. Dick Cheney

14. Larry Summers


15. Martin Wolf


16. Mohamed El-Erian


17. Benedict


18. Richard Dawkins


19. Malcolm Gladwell


20. Ashraf Ghani and Clare Lockhart


21. Thomas Friedman


22. Robert Shiller

23. Vaclav Havel


24. Chris Anderson

25. Joseph Stiglitz


26. Aung San Suu Kyi


27. Robert Wright


28. Elinor Ostrom


29. Paul Krugman


30. Kofi Annan


31. Bernard-Henri Lévy


33. Robert Zoellick and Dominique Strauss-Kahn


34. John Holdren and Steven Chu


35. Nicholas Stern


36. Paul Collier


37. Fareed Zakaria


38. George Soros


39. Jeffrey D. Sachs


40. William Easterly


41. Esther Duflo


42. Jared Diamond


43. Richard Posner


44. David Kilcullen


45. Abdolkarim Soroush


46. Muhammad Yunus


47. Christopher Hitchens


48. Ayaan Hirsi Ali i Al


49. Tariq Ramadan

50. Nicholas Christakis


51. Ahmed Rashid


52. Helene Gayle


53. Linus Torvalds


54. Tim Berners-Lee


55. Henry Kissinger


56. Niall


57. Baltasar Garzón


58. Amartya Sen


59. Barbara Ehrenreich


60. Bruce Bueno de Mesquita


61. Salam Fayyad


62. Xu Zhiyong


63. Mario Vargas Llosa


64. Michael Ignatieff

65. Francis Fukuyama

66. The Kagan Family (Donald, Robert, Frederick, and Kimberly)


67. C. Raja Mohan


68. James Hansen


69. Freeman Dyson


70. Esther Dyson 1. Ray Kurzweil


72. Jamais Cascio


73. Nick Bostrom


74. Gordon Brown


75. Richard Haass


76. George Ayittey


77. Amory Lovins


78. Bill McKibben


79. Anne-Marie Slaughter


80. Samantha Power


81. John Arquilla


82. Peter W. Singer


83. Paul Farmer

84 . Hu Shuli

85. Jacqueline Novogratz


86. Jacques Attali


87. Karen Armstrong


88. Sunita Narain


89. Adam Michnik


90. Minxin Pei


91. Willem Buiter


92. Rizal Sukma


93. Martha Nussbaum


94. David Grossman


95. Enrique Krauze


96. Hans Rosling


97. Valerie Hudson


98. Andrew Mwenda

99. Emily Oster

100. Paul Kennedy

Read about the world thinkers here-
The FP Top 100 Global Thinkers

Read about Anwar Ibrahim here-
Anwar Ibrahim Listed Among Top 100 Global Thinkers

Dec 15, 2009

The Flying Doctor a.k.a Fastest Man in Asia

M JEGATHESAN (415) DURING 1960's

In his day, he was regarded as the fastest man in Asia. In 1966, he earned the accolade of being the fastest man in Asia by winning three gold medals at the Bangkok Asian Games in the 100 m, 200 m and 400 m events. Datuk Dr Mani Jegathesan, fondly called the Flying Doctor for blazing the tracks around Asia despite being a doctor, was an icon in the 1960s, regarded as the "Golden Era" of Malaysian athletics.

At the Kingston Commonwealth Games in 1966, Dr Jega became the first Malaysian to qualify for the final of the 220-yard (now the 200 m) race. Forty years later, Dr Jegathesan not only became an accomplished athlete, well-known doctor and researcher but did the country proud yet again through his appointment as Chairman of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) Medical Commission and honorary Medical Advisor for the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games.

Dr Jega has competed in three consecutive Olympics, namely Rome (1960), Tokyo (1964) and Mexico (1968). Dr Jega also has the distinction of appearing in two 200 m semi-finals in the Olympics and his time of 20.92 s, set in 1968 at the Mexico Olympics, still remains intact in the Malaysian athletics records book. His 200m national record in 1968 is the oldest in the records books but as much as he would love to see his record remain unbroken, he hopes Malaysian athletes would strive harder to not only smash his record but also reinstate the country's status as a leading power in athletics, just like in the 1960s.

His successors like Rabuan Pit, Watson Nyambek are always being highlighted by the media during major tournaments such as SEA Games and Asian Games, but why Dr Jega been forgotten? Because he is an ethnic Indian? Dear brothers and sisters, he represented Malaysia not India. I'm very disappointed with Malaysia for their racist mindset. The history shows that no one had achieved better in athletics than him until today, so do remember him for his contribution to Malaysia.


Dr Jegathesan: "It is my sincere hope to see Malaysia emerge as an athletics powerhouse in the region and appear in the final of a major event like the Asian, Commonwealth or Olympic Games."