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Oct 24, 2009

‘4D Prediction Centers’ a.k.a ‘Datuk Temples’ should be cleaned up immediately!

4D predictions in some temples are tarnishing the images of Malaysian Hindus. Over the 50 years when thousand of Hindu Temples demolished, Samy Vellu kept mum, but when a place where gamblers went to get predictions for 4D or numbers so called ‘temple’ demolished, MIC turned to defend the ‘gamble center’. This shows how Samy Vellu is more emphasising on his political survival than Malaysian Indian community’s wellbeing.

MIC is totally failed, where’s MIC over 50 years when Hindu’s were stepped on the head? Why is MIC destroying the Hindu community by defending a ‘gamble center’? We can see how MIC forced to indicate anything as temple to get cheap publicity from Hindus. There are thousands 4D datuk temples around our nation. Its better if local councils destroy the illegal ‘4D prediction center’ before it destroy Hindu communities in Malaysia.

Such ‘temples’ which operate as ‘4D prediction center’ must be not given any land title, if the ‘operation centers’ refuse to close even though given warning, authorities should arrest the ‘Datuks’ and demolish the 'temple' then. Police should also carry out a mass operation to clean up this unhealthy culture among Hindus.

Hindu temples are only for performing prayers and other religious/divine activities, not for gamblers to get prediction for 4D numbers. In fact, this immoral activity tarnishing Hindus image in Malaysia and also loosing the temple’s credibility to build up the Hinduism.

Oct 23, 2009

Physical appearance is a major criterion to be a teacher?


According to Joanna, a teacher trainee from Rajang Teachers Training College, she was told to withdraw from training Course either to slim down herself to return to the college on the following year. Joanna who weighed 110kg was graduated from Universiti Tenaga National (Uniten) in business administration. Read here- Ministry to look into allegation of discrimination


A senior official from the Rajang Teachers' Training College in Kuching told her that she was too fat to be a teacher, so finally she had no choice than withdrew from the course. However Education Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said the ministry had never discriminated against trainee teachers based on their appearance.

Joanna’s appearance doesn’t stop her to be successful is certain teaching criteria as other trainees also. According to Joanna she had asked for a refund of her registration fee from the ministry due to the incident. The personal remarks from the senior officer drew attention from education ministry and also Sarawak Teachers Union (STU).

JOANNA GILBERT ASSON

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Oct 19, 2009

Sept 16 as a national public holiday: A move to remember the formation of Malaysia


Sept 16 significant to the formation of Malaysia. The history tell us that how important is the date. Malaysia Day is held on September 16 every year to commemorate the establishment of Malaysian federation on the same date in 1963. It marked the joining together of Malaya, North Borneo, Sarawak, and Singapore to form Malaysia. The formation of the new federation was planned to occur on June 1, 1963 but was later postponed to August 31, 1963 in order to coincide with the sixth Hari Merdeka and then to 16 Sept due to several incidents.

Issues related to the Indonesian and the Filipino objection to the formation of Malaysia delayed the declaration to September 16 of the same year. The postponement was also done to allow the United Nations team time to conduct referendums in North Borneo (now Sabah) and Sarawak regarding the two states participation in a new federation. September 16 is also Lee Kuan Yew's birthday. Lee Kuan Yew was the prime minister of Malaysian Singapore.

The formation of Malaysia was made possible through the introduction of the Malaysia Bill to the Malayan Parliament on July 9, 1963 and consent from the Yang di-Pertuan Agong on August 29, 1963. Prior to the formation of Malaysia, Singapore and North Borneo unilaterally declared independence from the United Kingdom on August 31 1963, thus coinciding with the sixth anniversary of the Malayan independence. Malaysia Day is not a public holiday. However, it is coincidental with Birthday of Yang di-Pertua of Sabah, making the day a public holiday in Sabah.

Finaly, thanks to PM Najib and his cabinet for recognising Sept 16 as Malaysia's national public holiday to remember the formation of Malaysia which is more meaningful to the Sabahan and Sarawakian especially. But it will be better if national day celebrated on Sept 16 each year, in fact, that should had happened long time ago.