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- Shadow of Bakun looms over Sibu
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- How the Obama Administration Tackles Terrorism Attempts on American Soil
- A matter of balance.......
- Surrender ceremony of the Japanese to General McArthur in Tokyo Bay on September 2,1945. Actual voice of the General
Posted: 06 May 2010 10:02 AM PDT
The Star Minor at fault in shooting incident, says expert KUALA LUMPUR: It is clear that 14-year-old Aminulrasyid Amzah was at fault in his shooting, leading him to being accidentally shot by police who were only discharging their duties, a clinical psychologist said. Assoc Prof Dr Teoh Hsien Jin said the situation was getting out of proportion and [...]
Posted: 06 May 2010 08:21 AM PDT
Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful; and let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.
The Revised Standard Version
God Save our Prime Minister
Posted: 06 May 2010 11:02 AM PDT
Music out of nowhere. The character began to sing and suddenly, dancers appearing out of nowhere to accompany the character. They were all Indians, and everyone will call it a bollywood movie and laugh about it.Music out of nowhere. The character began to sing and suddenly, dancers appearing out of nowhere to accompany the character. Sometimes, you even get back-up singers appearing. But they
Posted: 06 May 2010 10:51 AM PDT
I personally do not have an investment view on Masterskill. Masterskill Education Group Bhd's net profit for the year ending Dec 31, 2010 is expected to grow by 22 per cent, assuming that the number of students will increase by 33 per cent to 22,790. It recorded an audited revenue of RM273.4 million and net profit of RM97.4 million for its financial year ended Dec 31, 2009.
If I were to buy, I would definitely have to visit the company and check the numbers. I have a lot of questions for sure. Revenue of RM273.4m divided by 22,790 students = RM11,996 per student. I am sure they have other revenue streams, but it would be hard stuff to get 22,790 students to pay even RM8,000 a year for a few years. We are not talking of a twining overseas college kind of tuition. Assume RM8,000 a year plus living expenses assuming the majority not being from KL would add another RM15,000 a year minimum.
I don't know man, RM23,000 is a lot of money per student for one average family to bear. That's assuming the family only got one child studying. I think its OK if the college was having 3,000 or 4,000 students but 22,790 students means an awful lot of students, covering a very wide spectrum of families.
My next question would be how many more healthcare workers do we need? How many more would be lining up to be one. Unless we are building a new hospital every 3 months, soon supply will exceed demand, and wages will stay stagnant, and then not many more will consider healthcare to be a desirable occupation. Hence I would need to go and really check out the books and figures and various data in order to have a view on Masterskill. I have no investment view on the stock, just some questions.
The Malaysian operator of nursing schools prices at the top and upsizes in full for a total deal size of $243 million.
By Anette Jonsson | 6 May 2010 , FinanceAsia
Malaysia's largest private-sector operator of nursing schools, Masterskill Education Group, has raised M$779 million ($243 million) in Malaysia's largest initial public offering so far this year. In completing the deal, Masterskill has shrugged off the deteriorating market conditions and rising risk awareness that have forced several other IPO candidates to either cancel or downsize this week.
Posted: 06 May 2010 09:17 AM PDT
Hujung minggu lalu, saya tambah beberapa widget di blog ini.
Saya letak widget harga minyak, precious metals (emas, perak dan seterusnya), bijiran (rice, corn, soybeans), minyak sawit, dan pasaran saham dunia.
Bukan apa. Apabila dah penat kerja seharian, kadang-kadang nak tahu juga apa terjadi di pasaran kewangan.
Kalau tidak, tak sempat nak menjenguk sebab bukan kerja saya menjadi pemerhati pasaran kewangan.
Tapi kehidupan di zaman ini begitulah.
Kadang-kadang kita duduk diam-diam, tiba-tiba ada benda meletup di pasaran kewangan di tempat lain yang merosakkan ekonomi negara dan juga menjejas harga barangan yang kita beli (sama ada Toyota, roti canai, beg Fendi atau ice cream).
Saya khuatir melihat apa yang berlaku di Greece. Ekonominya goyang macam Thailand tahun 1998 dulu.
Dan kini orang kata mungkin merebak isu ekonomi-lemah ini ke Spain dan Portugal.
- Sebab itu anda boleh lihat - harga minyak di hujung minggu US$86, kini dah $79.
- Emas dan perak pun kena bantai - dah jatuh kira-kira 3-4 peratus kerana dolar Amerika melonjak dibandingkan dengan matawang Euro (apabila US$ naik, precious metals biasanya jatuh. Cerita disebaliknya di lain masa).
- Bijiran dan sawit lemah - kerana takut ekonomi dunia terjejas.
- Dan pasaran saham dunia - baik DJIA, Footsie, Nikkei mahupun Straits Times Index berwarna merah minggu ini sebab pelabur ketakutan.
HARAP ANDA JUGA PERHATIKAN
Masa 1998-1999 dulu, berapa kerat kita yang sehingga July 1998 pernah dengar perkataan 'financial crisis', 'IMF', 'bail-out', 'non-performing loans', 'financial contagion', 'cash reserve ratio', 'downgrading of sovereign debt' dan sebagainya.
Masa tu, ekonomi Malaysia setaraf dengan ekonomi Thailand dan Korea Selatan, Taiwan dan Singapore. Digelar Tiger Economies.
Donch play-play, you.
Menggigit macam harimau ekonomi dalam tahun awal 1990an yang dipimpin oleh orang Melayu-Islam-Bumiputra yang bernama Mahathir dan Anwar - bangsa dan agama yang kini diperkecilkan oleh bangsa lain di Malaysia sebagai pemalas dan bodoh.
Tapi pada Ogos 1998, matawang Thai diserang, kemudian pasaran saham dan bondnya merudum.
Terus menjangkiti Malaysia, Indonesia, Filipina. Lepas tu merebak ke Korea Selatan, Singapura dan Taiwan. Lepas tu Russia dan Brazil. Dan seterusnya satu dunia!
- Orang panggil financial contagion - penyakit kewangan yang menular, lalu kita terus masuk zaman financial crisis masa tu.
Saya yang menjadi wartawan ekonomi-kewangan masa tu pun jarang pernah mendengar benda-benda ini yang kemudiannya menjadi perkataan yang kerap dibibir para economists and politikus.
- Seperti non-performing loans atau NPL (hutang di bank yang tak dapat dibayar oleh peminjam. Pak Mat pinjam RM100,000 beli Merc, dah kena buang kerja),
- cash reserve ratio atau CRR (Bank Negara menghendaki setiap bank mempunyai kadar minima wang dalam bentuk cash, yang tak boleh dipinjamkan; agar boleh membayar jika tiba-tiba ramai nak keluarkan wang dari bank kamu. Misalnya paling kurang 5 peratus mesti dalam cash disimpan oleh bank, berbanding dengan jumlah yang dipinjamkan).
- Mana kita tahu tu masa tu bahawa ada pertubuhan bernama Standard & Poors, Moody's dan Fitch Ratings yang boleh merendahkan sovereign debt kita di pasaran yang boleh menekan ekonomi negara.
Apabila mereka rasa negara tak stabil atau kedudukan kewangan tak kuat, mereka boleh downgrade sovereign debt negara. Mampoi.
Bila sovereign debt (kedudukan hutang piutang negara) kena downgrade, maka apabila negara nak meminjam wang di pasaran bond dunia, kena bayar kadar bunga (interest) yang lebih tinggi.
Misalnya, rating S & P di sini.
Jika sovereign rating Malaysia dulu 'AA', tapi misalnya kerana ekonomi goyang, diturunkan kepada 'BB', pingsan brader. Itulah yang terjadi dalam 1998-99 kepada banyak negara Asia ni.
Kalau kita ingat masa tu, jutaan manusia hilang kerja di Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand dan Korea. Di Indonesia jadi rusuhan kaum dan ramai mati terbunuh, kedai terbakar.
Yang buat saya gelak masa tu ialah Dr Mahathir yang fed up sebab Malaysia di downgrade ratingnya. Apabila ditanya tentang rating agencies ni, beliau berkata:
"They are always moody, and their standards are poor".
Sekarang ni, saya macam dah nampak bayang-bayang Thailand 1998 di Greece. Yang kini dikhuatiri merebak ke Spain dan Portugal - antara negara European Union yang mempunyai ekonomi lemah.
Negara Iskandar Zulkarnain (Alexander the Great) ini, Greece, dah kena pinjam wang IMF.
Dah beribu pekerja memberontak sejak beberapa hari ini kerana tak tahan diberi pil IMF nak baikkan ekonomi.
Moody's dah pun kasi warning tentang sovereign debt ni dan gunakan perkataan 'contagion', di sini. Ahli ekonomi kalau dah gunakan perkataan ni, dah parah keadaan tu.
Macam sasterawan negara Shahnon Ahmad dulu gunakan perkataan 'S***!' sebagai tajuk buku. Dah teruk benarlah tu.
Saudara dan datin, sama-sama kita perhatikan.
Yang pasti, berpada dalam berbelanja. Takut ekonomi dunia ni retak lagi.
Kalau anda golongan jutawan OKlah.
Untuk pekerja macam saya, tak jadi nak beli Audi Q7, kena beli Perodua Nautica.
Tak jadi nak beli banglo di Damansara Heights sebelah datuk Umno, kena terus menetap dekat rumah orang Pas di Keramat yang dicat hijau muda.
Tarik napas, terus kerja kuat.
Posted: 06 May 2010 09:34 AM PDT
Balai Polis yang terletak bersebelahan Ibu Pejabat Parti Keadilan Rakyat di Merchant Square, Petaling Jaya dianggap sebagai tunggul kayu yang tidak berfungsi apabila gagal bertindak terhadap kumpulan yang mengaku mewakili Majlis Gabungan NGO Pembela Negara dan Perkasa yang berhimpun dan menunjuk perasaan sambil membakar patung Ahli Majlis Pimpinan Pusat, Datuk Zaid Ibrahim.
Sehubungan itu Setiausaha Agung KEADILAN, Saifuddin Nasution Ismail kesal dengan pihak polis yang tidak profesional apabila gagal menghadirkan dan mengambil tindakan terhadap kumpulan tersebut.
"KEADILAN menghormati hak rakyat untuk bersuara dan berhimpun secara aman tetapi kumpulan tersebut bertindak biadap.
"Mereka telah mengeluarkan kata-kata kesat dan beraksi lucah yang boleh disifatkan sebagai provokatif dan ianya boleh mencetuskan kacau bilau ketenteraman awam," kata Saifuddin dalam satu kenyataan hari ini.
Menurut beliau, KEADILAN telah memaklumkan kepada pihak polis untuk sekurang-kurangnya menempatkan anggota polis untuk mengawal dan memerhati keadaan.
Namun katanya pihak polis yang kebetulan mempunyai balai di sebelah ibu pejabat parti mengatakan mereka tidak mendapat arahan untuk berbuat demikian.
"Perkara seperti ini tidak mungkin berlaku jika perhimpunan ini dibuat di hadapan pejabat Umno-Barisan Nasional.
"Institusi polis sekali lagi menunjukkan sikap "double standard" dan hanya mengikut telunjuk kerajaan Umno-BN," kata Saifuddin lagi.
Posted: 06 May 2010 09:00 AM PDT
By Keruah Usit
"In our struggle, we need to be united. Even though we are far from each other, we're still in Sarawak… I hope we, the indigenous peoples, can stand united in dealing with our problems. Even if we meet in prison, we will have to fight this together," said Gara Jalong, chief of a Kenyah village Long Lawen, near the Bakun dam.
The dam sits upstream above the Rejang River, that in turn flows down towards Sibu. Gara (right) was sharing his Bakun resettlement experience with Dayak communities from distant parts of Sarawak. These other native communities are also facing eviction from their ancestral Native Customary Rights (NCR) land, thanks to the planned construction of 12 enormous new dams.
The dam mega-projects have beenheavily criticised for providing lucrative construction contracts for wealthy companies closely linked to Sarawak's aging, but near-omnipotent chief minister, Abdul Taib Mahmud.
Bakun captured headlines last week because Radio Television Malaysia (RTM) binned eight remaining episodes of a sobering television documentary on the fate of 10,000 resettled Sarawak natives, filmed by Chou Z Lam. The documentary portrayed thebitter harvest that poverty-stricken natives have reaped since they were compelled to make way for the giant hydro-electric dam project in 1998.
The RTM decision to scrap the screening has ignited debate over censorship in our media in the run-up to the Sibu by-election. The authorities deemed the Bakun documentary too sensitive for public viewing before the May 16 polls.
The shadow of Bakun hangs over the upcoming Sibu contest, though the incumbent BN remains a clear favourite to win. The deprivation of 10,000 natives, forced by the government to give up their land in order to generate electricity surplus to the state's requirements, continues to fuel the anger of Sarawak's natives over the loss of their NCR land to the BN-industrial complex.
"We came to settle here because we were forced to, not by our own will," said Lejau Ului, an inhabitant of the Sungai Asap resettlement scheme. He was originally from the beautiful, but now submerged, Kenyah longhouse of Long Geng.
A total of 1,640 Dayak families were removed from established villages, from roots stretching back many generations, so that the Bakun dam could be built. The dam's reservoir area flooded 695 square kilometres of forests, more than double the size of Penang island.
"At the beginning, we were told the electricity is free, water is free. Our house is free for the first five years, then after that we'd have to pay for it. That was the government's promises," Lejau reflected ruefully.
"Now, they are telling us to sign the sale-and-purchase agreement for our houses. No one here is willing to sign that agreement."
The authorities harried the resettled people into signing sales-and-purchase agreements for their houses in Sungai Asap. According to community news siteRengah, the houses were small, made of cheap wood, shoddily constructed and – priced at RM52,000 each – "would be considered daylight robbery" by peninsular Malaysians.
The cash for the ramshackle new houses was to have come from compensation for the natives' flooded crops and lands. However, a dozen years on, many families have only received a pittance for the land they vacated.
"After we made our compensation claims, many of us thought that we were going to receive around RM100,000. Then, another group (from the Land and Survey Department) came to survey our lands. It is this group that cancelled our initial claims," Gara related.
"They came but didn't do a proper job. They came to take photos and came upriver by boats, by our longboats. They only observed the area around them from the boat. How could they see if there's cocoa there, fruits up there, or pepper over there? How could they see all these from there?
"They only looked up from the boat. They didn't even come up to look at the land and farms that people owned. They cancelled everything (all our claims) from the boat. All our claims at Long Geng were cancelled. Whatever was left after being cancelled, that's all we got!"
Gara pointed out that the compensation for each hectare of land was no more than RM1,000. "So you can see how easy it was for them to compensate us … in the end, not even a single family has received RM100,000."
After the modicum of compensation for land was dished out by government agencies, the villagers were exposed to previously unknown sums of cash. A crash course in financial management followed, with no guides, teachers nor safety nets, and unsurprisingly, virtually everyone failed.
At first, four-wheel-drive Pajeros and jeeps appeared in the two narrow, parallel streets of Belaga, the nearest small hamlet to Bakun. But the vehicles soon ran out of petrol, broke down and were re-possessed. The tranquil, sleepy wooden shops of Belaga, looking out on a wall of green across the enormous Rejang river, were transformed almost overnight, beset by drunken brawls and loud music.
"When we first arrived here, when we just received our compensation, if you looked from here to there," Lejau said, gazing down the longhouse corridor in Sungai Asap, "you could see cans of Heineken (beer) lining up along the walls where people would sit and drink. Now, you don't see these anymore because there's no more money. It's all been used up."
The cash ran out only too quickly as the natives could not deal with being plunged into an unfamiliar, heavily monetised economy.
When the communities were relocated, the people asked initially for 10 acres, or four hectares, of farmland each. They were eventually given three acres, or just over a hectare, per family.
"'Don't worry about your three-acre land. If your land is already fully used, you can always ask for more later,' the government told us. 'The government will not forget all of you. The government will manage all your problems,' we were told.
"So that's why we came. It's only after we arrived here that we realised the problems. What the government said wasn't true after all," Lejau recalled.
'We're not squatters'
Rudimentary school and clinic services were provided, but the clinic was plagued by slipshod construction and collapsing floors. The lack of economic activity, employment opportunities and food sources caused tremendous distress for the newly-resettled people.
"Another problem we face here is the cemetery. Each community must have its own cemetery. But here in the resettlement scheme, the government allocates only two areas for the cemetery… I know communities fight among one another because of this," Gara said.
"What really worries me now is," Lejau said, "our lands here which are not yet approved to be legally ours. We have not been given the rights to these lands because the government still controls this area," he went on.
"When we moved here, we didn't move because of our own will. We moved because the government ordered us to move. When the government provided the land here, they should have also transferred our land rights from the old settlement to this place," Gara said.
"According to the government's order, the customary rights to our land have been extinguished. The agreement says once we have received the compensation for loss of properties and land, it means we have agreed to extinguish our rights to our lands in the old settlement," he explained.
"The government regards us as squatters," Gara frowned. "This is what all of us Sarawakians do not want to hear. We are all natives of Sarawak. We were born in the land of our ancestors."
Filed under: Human rights, Native Customary Rights, Politics Tagged: Anak Sarawak Bangsa Malaysia, DAP, Human rights, indigenous land, indigenous people, Malaysia Politics, Native Customary Rights, NCR, Pakatan Rakyat, Sarawak politics, Save Sarawak, Sibu By-election
Posted: 06 May 2010 08:39 AM PDT
By FMT Team
PAS election officer Wan Johari Wan Omar said they were part of a 30-member delegation who have arrived in Sibu to assist DAP with its campaign in the Malay areas. He added that more will be arriving in stages.
The Siby by-election is set for May 16.
Wan Johari said with him in Sibu were DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang and Seputeh MP Teresa Kok.
In KOTA BARU, national election director Wan Abdul Rahim Wan Abdullah, who is leading the delegation, said they were focused on the Malay voters, who are supposedly anchored to Barisan Nasional.
He said they will be in Sibu to assist the DAP's election machinery.
"We will be focusing on the Nangka constituency where the majority of the voters are Malay Melanaus who are Muslims. We are aiming to convince them to vote for DAP.
"At the least, we will ensure there are sufficient voting and counting agents for the Malay areas," Wan Abdul Rahim said, adding members from the Peninsula will be complementing the existing campaign by PAS Sarawak members.
The Sibu parliamentary constituency has 54,695 registered voters including 2,537 postal votes.
It comprises 5,470 Malays (10.5 %), 36,389 Chinese (66.7%), 12,050 Ibans (22.1%), 54 Indians (0.01 %) and 289 others (0.53%).
The Sibu race is expected to be tight and Bumiputeras voters, who make up 38%, are seen as the kingmakers.
The Sibu parliamentary constituency covers three state assemblies — Bawang Assan (an Iban- majority area), Nangka (majority here are Malay/Melanaus) and Chinese-majority Pelawan.
The focus of the Pakatan coalition partners will be on the 110 longhouse in Bawang Assan and Batang Igan.
In the last election, the DAP was accused of ignoring the Malays, Ibans and other communities in its campaign to woo the Chinese.
It lost the Sibu seat to Sarawak United People's party candidate Robert Lau Hoi Chew in a three- cornered fight. PKR also contested the seat. Lau won with a 3,323-vote margin.
The Sibu seat fell vacant following Lau's demise on April 9.
But this time, DAP with the support of PAS, PKR and local party Sarawak National Party (SNAP), is working on a broad-based strategy for Sarawak as a whole and Sibu in particular.
Said Wan Abdul Rahim: 'We have confidence in our strategy and the DAP candidate, Wong Ho Leng. He is the right man for the fight, having contested the seat several times before and only losing narrowly to the BN party.
"Race is not an issue with PAS; we are here to win and the candidate with the best chance must be fielded," he said.
The Sibu by-election is expected to be a straight fight between Sarawak United People's Party (SUPP) and DAP. However, this will only be confirmed after nominations on May 8.
In the last Sarawak election, DAP won six state seats and PKR one. They were all in Chinese- majority areas.
"This fact and the show of support by the Chinese in the Hulu Selangor by-election have given us the confidence that the Chinese support for Pakatan has grown.
"I don't think it is an issue anymore. In the Bukit Gantang by-election, PAS secured 82% in a Chinese-majority Kuala Sepetang. In Hulu Selangor, PKR received 80% in Kampung Rasa, another Chinese-majority areas," Wan Abdul Rahim said.
Posted: 06 May 2010 08:53 AM PDT
Teoh Lee Lan, the sister of the late political aide Teoh Beng Hock said that the family of the Beng Hock is disappointed with the final report produced by Dr Peter Vanezis, a renowned British pathologist who was hired by the MACC (Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission). She told reporters that Dr Vaneizis' report was 'unprofessional and unethical' and that the family did not accept his finding that Beng Hock was fully conscious when he fell down from Plaza Masalam. She said "He's not correct as a professional. As a professional, I think anything you put in your final report should be fact based, not hearsay. Dr Vanezis's decision not to probe deeper by asking questions of the MACC officials who had briefed him on the events leading to the fall reflected poorly on his credibility. He said he's not a detective. But how can he just accept what they say like this?" - 27 April 2010
This was what was reported on the both sides of the coin in the case of Beng Hock's death. But what was never mentioned was the thing called "The Real Peter Vaneizis". It can be a little scary, but this e-mail comes from a little bird and somehow it shows the side of the doctor. Reading that, I felt like it's going to be another cover up to spare further embarassment of the MACC. Remember, the MACC's reputation has taken a severe beating since July 2009 and the beating still goes on with the organization's failure to go after the big fishes.
I immediately remembered of an anonymous letter that was circulated with the MACC's head. If the doctor's statement has proven to be inaccurate, then perhaps the letter means it is real.
But anyhow, is it real that this is to cover up again and spare further embarassment for MACC? Obviously this piece will never hit the newsstands in Malaysia.
Subject: : The True Dr. Vanezis
The pathologist in the Teoh Beng Hock case.
Read with an open mind!
Vanezis was Regius Professor in Forensics at Glasgow U between 1994 and 2000 something. And Glasgow is the preferred choice for training of both UKM and Health Ministry would-be-pathologists for various reasons then.
Glasgow was cheap although a dreary city. There was a substantial Kampong Melayu at Otago Street and around Kelvingrove park.
There was a largely friendly Paki community. And for Malaysian scholarship holders there was Vanezis. To be a recognized pathologist in Malaysia you must
first pass your MRCPath and then do a substantial attachment with someone famous like Vanezis. But in true Ketuanan style, a shortcut m ust be found. Glasgow was one of those few places that ran an Msc Forensic Pathology course.
KKM and UKM sent their pathologists there and they come back and get it gazetted as a specialist qualification. As a policy maker (Jusa C and above), you can make your own rules, and get the government to recognize your qualifications. Simple huh. So Vanezis, has a constant flow of students, dungu that they maybe. But dungus pay £9000 a year for two years for an MSc course. The money flows to Glasgow U who are happy with Vanezis and our dungu pathologist are also happy because they get to come back home to be called forensic pathologists with a
fat pay and no on calls. But wait.
There is more money to be made. Dungu pathologists screw up or because they are half baked they dont know how to cover their asses or the govt's asses. What to do? No problem. Call boss to come lahh. Sure come one. Otherwise constant supply of dungu students will stop. Somemore paying him buisness/first class air ticket with fat fees. He will not only come. But will use his reputation and clean up our mess.
So there you are, Peter Vanezis, the cikgu for our dumbo, unethical, cheats who got their pathology degrees via the back door – they have nothing to worry about. Their cikgu is here to clean up the mess.
I am surprised the PR fellas never did their homework. Vanezis was never and will never be an independant pathologist like Pornthip is.
The MACC should have called in an independent pathologist from the US under
Vanezis, sold himself today. His colleagues in the UK will know about this. > He is finished!
Posted: 06 May 2010 08:23 AM PDT
Our government approved a plan to build a first ever nucleur power plant citing fuel & cost efficiency reasons.
I ain't no scientist, do not know much about the pros & cons for having a nucleur power plant. But if our government insisits that it is good for the people in the long run, I would suggest that to build it at Putrajaya since it's harmless.
Posted: 06 May 2010 06:49 AM PDT
Angkatan Muda Keadilan Selangor menolak keputusan kerajaan pusat untuk membina loji reaktor nuklear yang bakal beroperasi menjelang tahun 2021. Kebenaran untuk meneruskan cadangan ini dilihat oleh AMK Selangor satu ancaman amat kritikal terhadap keselamatan rakyat dan negara.
AMK Selangor menyatakan sokongan padu dan mantap keputusan kerajaan Selangor untuk tidak membenarkan sebarang pembangunan reaktor nuklear di Selangor. Malahan kerajaan negeri Selangor menyarankan agar digerakkan pembangunan tenaga alternatif lain yang lebih selamat, mesra alam dan produktif.
Pembinaan loji nuklear lebih memberi ancaman kepada alam sekitar kerana pengurusan sisa buangan bahan radioaktifnya sukar dikendalikan. Hujah mengatakan ia adalah berkos rendah ditolak kerana kerajaan perlu belajar daripada tragedi hitam 26 April 1986 apabila Loji Nuklear Chernobyl meletup dan menyebarkan radioaktif. Impak kesannya sehingga kini terus memudaratkan kesihatan manusia dan memusnahkan alam sekitar yang memberi kerugian yang terlalu tinggi.
Kerajaan pusat sebelum memberi kebenaran ini sewajarnya mengambil pendapat rakyat dan pakar-pakar pelbagai bidang sebelum apa-apa keputusan diambil. Trek rekod mutakhir kini terhadap beberapa bangunan dan stadium yang retak dan runtuh menjadi igauan ngeri rakyat. Pembinaan reaktor nuklear ini dilihat sebagai "bom jangka" yang meletakkan rakyat dan negara dalam situasi keselamatan masa hadapan yang amat kritikal dan mencemaskan.
Kita percaya pelbagai sumber tenaga alternatif lain boleh dibangunkan dan sesuai di negara ini seperti tenaga solar, tenaga angin, biomas dan teknologi baru yang lain. Permintaan mendadak terhadap sumber tenaga di masa hadapan boleh diatasi dengan memperkenalkan sistem penjimatan dan pengurusan tenaga yang efektif kini. Penyelidikan dan pembangunan berterusan perlu digiatkan bagi memastikan sumber tenaga alternatif yang lebih selamat dan sesuai dapat dibangunkan di negara ini.
Mohd Ezli Mashut
Ketua Penerangan AMK Selangor
Posted: 06 May 2010 05:39 AM PDT
Hadiah buat rakyat Selangor yang sayangkan pakatan haprak, janji dan omongan kosong sudah menjadi sebati dengan kerajaan Khalid Gagap.
Bohong adalah perkara biasa buat mereka,rakyat Selangor sudah bijak,taktik lama pembohongan pakatan haprak sudah tidak menjadi.
Hasil pasir yang dijanjikan oleh kerajaan Khalid Gagap tidak tercapai,malah mereka hanya sibuk mencari kesalahan orang lain dan lebih berminat berpolitiking dari mentadbir negeri.
Unisel mengalami kerugian yang besar,keuntungan yang menurun yang cukup mendadak,malahan kemasukan pelajar makin berkurangan,hasil usaha pakatan rakyat merosakkan segala peninggalan kerajaan BN yang banyak membantu anak anak tempat untuk melanjutkan pelajaran.
Pisau kata " nak kata apa dah,memang pakatan haprak kaki pembohong"
Posted: 06 May 2010 06:34 AM PDT
Faisal Shahzad is not only a genius at making bombs that don't work but also at making music that reflects his real life situation.
Disclaimer: I didn't make this video. I just took if off youtube. The creator of this video is Politizoid.
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Posted: 06 May 2010 05:45 AM PDT
By the Administrator
The Penang Island Municipal Council (MPPP) has embarked on a project to built a market complex for the residents of Gertak Sanggil area in Balik Pulau.
It is felt that the rate-payers in the country side must also fetch a fair deal from the Council. The policy of every thousand household deserves a market place must be adhered to, and that in Gertak Sanggul, there is only a small and very old private market to serve the rising population.
Hence, this morning, Municipal councillors of MPPP together with staff of the relevant departments traveled in a coach to Gertak Sanggul in search of a new site for the purpose of building a new market.
Three sites were visited. Decision is yet to be made by the Planning and Development Committee. Critiria are firstly the land must be about 4 to 6 acres. Secondly, on it there must be as few structures as possible so as to minimize the impact of relocation.
It was thought that a piece of land of 3 to 4 acres should be enough for a pasar (market). Any size bigger then this, however, could provide the construction of stalls to relocate some of the unruly hawking sites in the neighbourhood, and sufficient parking lots too.
The new Council policy is to sell off some of the smaller pieces of land which it has no resources to develop, especially those smaller odd pieces here and there which it has accumulated over the years, and to put the money aside as a land-bank account so as to purchase pieces of land to be of use to the Council, e.g. to build a market complex as in this case.
Visit was also made to the existing morning private marke, and the evening market set up by the local fisherman by the bay more as a transit point for fishermen to sell their catch to the fishmongers.
No post office, hospital or fire-brigade was found there. The BN Government for 50 years have had subjected our rural folks to survive marginally in our society, and we in the Pakatan Rakyat are determined to turn the table abd set for a change. A change of priorities, a change in direction, and a change of heart!
Posted: 06 May 2010 05:30 AM PDT
KUALA LUMPUR 2 Mei - Perjuangan pertubuhan bukan kerajaan (NGO) Melayu dan pribumi mengenai hak kepentingan dan keistimewaan kaum itu bukannya satu agenda sempit tetapi selaras dengan Piagam Pertubuhan Bangsa-Bangsa Bersatu (PBB).Presiden Pertubuhan Pribumi Perkasa (Perkasa), Datuk Ibrahim Ali menjelaskan, Piagam PBB di bawah kategori sosioekonomi jelas menyebut mana-mana negara sekiranya masih
Posted: 06 May 2010 06:00 AM PDT
The owner of a vehicle that slain teenager Aminulrasyid Amzah had accidentally grazed has corroborated portions of the account provided by Azamuddin Omar, the key witness to the shooting. Shah Alam MP Khalid Samad said at press conference today that the vehicle owner had approached him on Tuesday for advice.
"He came to my office and asked if he should make a police report. He was afraid that the police might remand him (for questioning)," he said.
He said the vehicle owner subsequently lodged a police report at 8pm that day.Khalid said that the owner of the damaged vehicle had lent the vehicle to a friend that night.
"His friend went for drinks with three other friends. These other friends then got on their motorcycles to pursue (the boys who grazed the car)," he said.
Friends gave chase
He said one of the motorcyclists fell off his machine during the pursuit after clipping the rear end of the car driven by Aminulrasyid. The injured motorcyclist then later lodged a police report on the incident.
"When he fell off his bike, his friends stopped chasing the boys and took their friend to the hospital where he received outpatient treatment and he then lodged a police report," said Khalid.
Azamuddin, who was the passenger in the vehicle driven by Aminulrasyid, wrote in his April 26 police report that the driver accidently grazed a stationary car near the restaurant and was then pursued by motorcyclists. The witness also related the incident when the motorcyclist took a fall, which he said aggravated the 14-year-old driver into further panic.
Can the police confirm this?
Khalid argued that the police reports lodged by the damaged vehicle owner and motorcyclist have helped confirmed the first part of Azamuddin's story. He adds that the police report by another witness, Zafrullah Ahmad Zainal Abidin, helped confirmed the second part of Azamuddin's story.
"I hope (Selangor police chief) Khalid Abu Bakar will reveal these facts to confirm that whatever that was reported by Azamuddin is true," said Khalid.
Azamuddin and lawyers of Aminulrasyid's family have been under fire by the police for revealing details of incidents. The Selangor police have called Azamuddin "unethical" while the Inspector-General of Police Musa Hassan said the teenager was jeapordising police investigations. However, lawyers involved in the case and the Bar Council has defended Azamuddin's decision because the police have been quick to accuse Aminulrasyid as being a criminal and that the vehicle he was driving contained a machete.
Are they trying to trap the witness?
Khalid also expressed concern the police decision to call up Azamuddin for questioning three times, to mostly answer the same questions.
"My fear is that this is done for the purpose of tricking him into making contradictory statements, which can be used to portray him as an unreliable witness," he said. He expressed hope that the authorities would not place any pressure on Azamuddin's father, who is a sergeant attached to the Section 11 police station.
Khalid later criticised the Selangor police chief for saying that he should not be involved in the Aminulrasyid's case.
"Should I, as an MP, just shut my eyes? These things happen to my constituents so I should get involved. Where did (Khalid Abu Bakar) vote?" he asked.
Meanwhile, Khalid announced that a reward programme was underway to pay tribute to good Shah Alam-based police officers. He said Shah Alam residents are invited to nominate officers whom they feel had provided good services between the period of April 30, 2010 to May 1 next year.
"The first prize winner will receive a cash prize of RM5,000, the second RM3,000 and the third RM2,000," he said, adding the programme will be officially launched on June 1.
Posted: 06 May 2010 08:22 AM PDT
Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.
Tuan tuan dan puan puan, warganegara Malaysia sekelian.
Besarlah harapan saya agar tuan puan berkeadaan sihat sejahtera bersama ahli keluarga sekelian.
Begitu juga doa saya agar tuan puan semua berkemampuan dari segi material duniawi untuk membantu seorang anggota polis negara kita yang kini terlantar sakit, tidak berupaya berkata kata, lemah terbaring baru beberapa lama dapat mencelikkan mata, hanya mampu melihat tanpa berupaya bersuara.
Koperal 104747 Khalid bin Che Rus dilanggar lari pada 29hb April 2009 di Jalan Keramat AU dan bergelimpang kaku diatas jalanraya akibat terhentak kepalanya jatuh terpelanting dari motosikal yang ditunggang beliau balik bertugas sebagai anggota polis Balai Ampang!
Pemandu kenderaan yang melanggarnya cabut lari meninggalkan Koperal Khalid Che Rus koma diatas jalan, lengkap beruniform. Orang ramai yang berlalu lalang cuma melihat atau berlalu pergi tanpa menghulurkan bantuan kepada anggota polis ini sampai sejam berlalu!
Jenis kategori apakah masyarakat kita ini boleh membiarkan seorang anggota polis pengsan koma terhentak kepalanya diatas jalanraya bertar yang keras itu tanpa memanggil ambulans atau mendail 999?
Akibat terbiar tanpa pertolongan cemas atau rawatan doktor selama sejam lebih, hari ini Koperal Khalid baru sedar dari koma beberapa bulan yang lalu setelah setahun ditimpa kemalangan yang telah meragut keupayaannya untuk berdikari atau bertugas menjaga keselamatan negara dan menyara anak isteri beliau yang tercinta!
Saya berkesempatan mengetahui cerita duka beliau ini dari OCPD Ampang Jaya ACP Abdul Jalil Hassan dan Ketua Polis Balai Ampang Cif Inspektor Norazman Zakaria semasa saya membuat tinjauan ke Ibu Pejabat Polis Daerah Ampang Jaya semalam.
Saya kesana untuk mewawancara pegawai pegawai polis didalam penyiasatan saya sebagai seorang penulis blog menangani kes remaja yang ditembak mati tempohari.
Bilamana saya dimaklumkan bahawa ada satu kes dimana ada anggota polis yang dilanggar lari setahun sudah dan sekarang baru sedar dari koma, maka saya mengalihkan perhatian saya untuk mengetahui keadaan Koperal 104747 Khalid bin Che Rus yang telah saya paparkan didalam bentuk video di atas.
Saya pohon agar setiap pembaca blog saya ini serta rakan rakan blogger menyebarluaskan video ini melalui blog masing masing.
Saya mengalu alukan pihak media supaya menyiarkan semula video ini di rangkaian masing masing.
Saya mempelawa peguam peguam 'Juara Rakyat' untuk turut membantu Koperal Khalid Che Rus sepertimana mereka membuktikan diri mahu 'membantu' rakyat ter'aniaya' didalam kes remaja Shah Alam itu!
Bantulah Koperal Khalid Che Rus!
Hubungi isteri Koperal Khalid @ Puan Satona di talian 014-223 5120
Alamat berek kediaman mereka :
No. 111, Blok 9, Jalan AU 1A/1, Taman Keramat, 54200, Kuala Lumpur.
Nombor Akaun Bank Koperal Khalid bin Che Rus untuk kemasukan terus wang derma ikhlas anda adalah :
Amin Ya Rabbal Alamin.
Saya menyampaikan amanah Puan Satona sekeluarga serta Ketua Polis Balai Ampang Cif Inspektor Norazman bin Zakaria serta Tuan OCPD Abdul Jalil bin Hassan serta seluruh tenaga anggota polis Ibu Pejabat Daerah Ampang Jaya, rakan rakan setugas Koperal 104747 Khalid Che Rus.
Wabillahi Taufik Wal Hidayah.
Wassalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.
Hormat dari saya,
Zainol Abideen @ Mahaguru58.
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Posted: 06 May 2010 02:45 AM PDT
First, quick roundup by Ann Coulter here.
Using the ongoing case of attempted NYT bomber Faisal Shahzad:
2) Much-touted 'the system that works' loses track of perp and then failed to stop him from buying a plane ticket, getting a boarding pass, getting past customs, and actually taking off. Despite perp being on the terror watch list for 11 years.
3) Continues to put its focus on Conservatives and Tea Partiers as the real threat, which leads to these kind of totally unreal conjectures and the media having no clue as to perp's motive. Even after the culprit is caught and confesses and it's found out he hates Bush.
Cheney can take a hike
When airport types won't quiz young Muslim men
Posted: 06 May 2010 05:48 AM PDT
Once upon a time in the kingdom of Heaven, God was missing for six days. Eventually, Michael the archangel found him, resting on the seventh day. He inquired of God. "Where have you been?"
God took a deep sigh of satisfaction and proudly pointed downwards through the clouds, "Look, Michael. Look what I've made!" Archangel Michael looked puzzled and said, "What is it?" "It's a planet," replied God, "and I've put Life on it. I'm going to call it Earth and it's going to be a great place of balance." "Balance?" inquired Michael, still confused. God explained, pointing to different parts of earth.
"For example, northern Europe will be a place of great opportunity and wealth while southern Europe is going to be poor. Over there I've placed a continent of white people and over there is a continent of black people," God continued pointing to different countries. "This one will be extremely hot while this one will be very cold and covered in ice."
The Archangel, impressed by God's work, then pointed to a triangular land mass and said, "What's that one?" "Ah," said God. "That's Malaysia, the most glorious place on earth. There are beautiful beaches, mountains, streams, hills, waterfalls and orchards. The people from Malaysia are going to be very beautiful, handsome, modest, intelligent and humorous and they are going to be found traveling the world holding good jobs. They will be extremely sociable, hardworking and high-achieving, and they will be known throughout the world as diplomats and carriers of peace, play hockey and win world tournements. Even their fruits will be appreciated and exported to far places."
Michael gasped in wonder and admiration, but then proclaimed, "What about balance, God? You said there would be balance!!!"
God replied wisely, "Wait until you see the clowns that will run their government."
Posted: 06 May 2010 05:35 AM PDT
This is a 'must see' for the WWII history buff or anyone interested in history. Interesting the other signers to the document, from New Zealand/Australia to Europe/Russia.
This is an actual film made of the surrender ceremony of the Japanese to General McArthur in Tokyo Bay on September 2,1945. Actual voice of the General. Never been shown to the general public before. We always saw the "stills" but never the film itself.
Historical Footage: Japanese Surrender Signing Aboard Battleship Missouri Sunday Sept. 2, 1945. An important piece of history.
Hat tip: Col Mike Naser Taib
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