'Hang Tuah was my forefather'Mohd Khalid Husin claims he is a descendant of legendary warrior Hang TuahKUALA LUMPUR : THE saying "do not anger your ancestors" carries extra weight for Mohd Khalid Husin as one of his distant forefathers was none other than the legendary warrior, Hang Tuah , or so he claims.Khalid, 50, claimed that he and with his relatives were the descendants of Tun Perak, who was Hang Tuah's father-in-law."My late grandmother told me when I was a boy that our family was descendants from these historical figures."Khalid, who lived in the same village as Hang Tuah (Kampung Duyung), said it was through word of mouth that the knowledge of his family's lineage was preserved.He claimed that after Malacca had fallen to the Portuguese in 1511, the immediate family members of high-ranking officials, such as Bendahara Tun Perak and Hang Tuah, fled to avoid persecution."The Portuguese soldiers would kill anyone they believed to be Hang Tuah's kin, including those who were affiliated with Tun Perak."Those who remained kept the memories of their forefathers alive through word of mouth."Khalid's family had also kept a salasilah or a lineage record, which detailed their ancestors' names."There are almost 100 names on our salasilah, starting with Tun Sedang followed by Tun Kudu, Tun Perak and Tun Perpatih Puteh."My late grandmother's name is Haji Puteh," he told the New Straits Times yesterday.Khalid claimed that the original salasilah was finally written down in document-form during the British colonial era, and that the one they had constantly updated was only a copy.Khalid had also formed the Persatuan Sejarah dan Warisan Melayu Duyung, or Duyung History and Malay Heritage Association (Pesawad) in 2010, which he is the president of, in the hope to locate others who were also the descendants of Hang Tuah and Tun Perak."Hang Tuah was married and had children."After more than 500 years, there is bound to be a number of us scattered around the region."He said he had met with the others from all over the country, including Selangor, Johor and Singapore, adding that sometimes if the "connection was strong" between a seemingly distant relative, the sensation from a mere handshake was enough to convince him that the other person was also a blood kin.He also alleged that some of his cousins and extended family members had kept heirlooms -- trinkets and artifacts -- from the days of the Malaccan Sultanate."My cousin, who is also a descendant living in Singapore, has an old kris, which he said was passed from generation to generation after Tun Perak."Khalid also said that his grandfather had a copy of an "original" Hikayat Hang Tuah (The Hang Tuah Epic)."It was passed down from one generation to another, before my grandfather got his hands on it."Khalid said that, however, his grandfather had given the artifact to his brother in 1936."The contents were written in Jawi and the book was very old."When asked where was the book now, he claimed that his cousin had "given" the artifact to the National Archives because its condition was deteriorating.Khalid said he had announced his claims to members of the public when he formed Pesawad, but, so far, no one had come forward to investigate or argue with him with regards to Hang Tuah's existence."I welcome historians or academics to come and study or debate my family's lineage."
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Audit was on the project, not NFCorpKUALA LUMPUR: The Auditor-General said today the audit it conducted was on the National Feedlot Centre project, and not the company National Feedlot Corporation Sdn Bhd (NFCorp).In a statement released on its website, Auditor-General Tan Sri Ambrin Buang also said nowhere in the report did it refer to the NFC as being "in a mess", adding that those words were used by other parties.He also clarified that the audit analysis found that the objectives of the NFC were not fully realised due to several factors which have been explained in the Auditor-General's Report 2010. Among them, based on a implementation agreement signed in March 2010, the production target for NFC of 38,600 cattle for 2010 could not be achieved as the Entrepreneur Development Programme (EDP) which involves 130 satelite farm operators were yet to be implemented."If there are any elements of misappropriation in the implementation of the project, this should be revealed in the investigation of the authorities such as the Royal Malaysian Police and the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission," he said.Highlights of the Auditor-General statement:audit was on National Feedlot Centre's performance, not NFCorp the companyaudit analysis found that NFCentre had not fully met its objectivesthe Auditor-General's report did not meantion chaos, "in a mess" or misappropriation. These words were used by other parties and should not be attributed to the Auditor-General.from an audit perspective, there were weaknesses in the project's implementationthe audit on NFCentre project was done in an independent and professional manner, without prejudice to any partiesBelow is the full statement from the Auditor-General (in Bahasa):KENYATAAN AKHBAR OLEH KETUA AUDIT NEGARAPUSAT FIDLOT NASIONALEkoran laporan media mengenai beberapa isu yang menghubungkaitkan Jabatan Audit Negara (JAN) dengan projek fidlot di Gemas, Jabatan Audit Negara ingin memberi penjelasan seperti berikut:2. Perkara yang menjadi fokus utama pengauditan prestasi yang dijalankan oleh JAN ialah pencapaian projek Pusat Fidlot Nasional (PFN) sejak penubuhannya pada tahun 2006 dan bukannya National Feedlot Corporation Sdn. Bhd. (NFCorp.) sebagai sebuah syarikat. NFCorp. adalah syarikat yang berdaftar di bawah Suruhanjaya Syarikat Malaysia di mana Kementerian Kewangan Diperbadankan memegang satu golden share bernilai RM1.Manakala modal berbayar berjumlah RM1.11 juta telah disumbangkan oleh Agroscience Industries Sdn. Bhd. Projek ini diaudit memandangkan ia penting dari segi pengeluaran makanan negara yang mana Kerajaan Malaysia telah memperuntukkan sejumlah wang yang besar berupa:i) Peruntukan di bawah Kementerian Pertanian Dan Industri Asas Tani (KPIAT) berjumlah RM73.64 juta di bawah RMKe-9 bagi menampung kos pembangunan dan pengoperasian. Daripada peruntukan ini, sejumlah RM48.71 juta telah dibelanjakan setakat akhir tahun 2010 oleh KPIAT untuk menyediakan tapak seluas 5,000 ekar bagi projek ini. Kawasan ini kemudiannya dikurangkan kepada 2,000 ekar sahaja.ii) Geran pelancaran untuk penyediaan infrastruktur berjumlah RM13 juta diluluskan kepada NFCorp. pada bulan September 2007 dan setakat akhir tahun 2010 sejumlah RM6.52 juta telah dibayar kepada NFCorp. untuk syarikat ini menyediakan infrastruktur seperti kandang dan jalan ladang.iii) Pinjaman mudah (soft loan) juga telah diluluskan kepada NFCorp. yang berjumlah RM250 juta menerusi satu perjanjian pinjaman yang telah ditandatangani pada Disember 2007.Setakat Mac 2010, sejumlah RM134.7 juta telah dikeluarkan kepada NFCorp. berdasarkan kepada tuntutan yang dibuat kepada Kementerian Kewangan.3. Tujuan pengauditan dilaksanakan adalah untuk menilai sama ada projek PFN telah dirancang dan dilaksanakan dengan teratur dan berhemat serta mencapai objektif yang ditetapkan. Pengauditan inimelibatkan semakan terhadap maklumat yang diperolehi daripada beberapa agensi Kerajaan seperti KPIAT, Kementerian Kewangan, Jabatan Perkhidmatan Veterinar dan juga daripada pegawai-pegawai NFCorp. semasa lawatan tapak dilakukan pada bulan Mac 2011. Berdasarkan analisis audit yang bersandarkan kepada maklumat tersebut, pemerhatian-pemerhatian audit telah dibuat secara bertulis untuk mendapatkan pengesahan dan maklum balas daripada pihak-pihak ini. Selain itu, perbincangan menerusi Exit Conference telah dibuat dengan wakil-wakil KPIAT sebagai Kementerian yang bertanggungjawab ke atas pelaksanaan projek ini sebelum laporan audit dimuktamadkan untuk dimuatkan ke dalam Laporan Ketua Audit Negara (LKAN) 2010.4. Analisis audit mendapati objektif projek PFN masih belum dicapai sepenuhnya. Ini disebabkan berbagai faktor yang dihuraikan dalam LKAN 2010. Antaranya, mengikut perjanjian pelaksanaan yang ditandatangani pada bulan Mac 2010, sasaran pengeluaran PFN iaitu 38,600 ekor lembu untuk tahun 2010 belum dicapai kerana Entreprenuer Development Program (EDP) yang melibatkan 130 pengusaha ladang satelit belum dilaksanakan lagi.5. Jika dibaca keseluruhan LKAN 2010 itu, tidak ada pun disebut perkataan-perkataan seperti kucar kacir, 'in a mess' atau pun penyelewengan. Perkataan-perkataan ini telah digunakan oleh pihak-pihak lain dan JAN tidak sepatutnya dipertanggungjawabkan. Pada pendapat JAN, sama ada terdapat unsur-unsur penyelewengan dalam pelaksanaan projek ini terpulanglah kepada penyiasatan pihak berkuasa seperti Polis Diraja Malaysia danSuruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia.6. Pada perspektif audit, sememangnya terdapat beberapa kelemahan dalam pelaksanaan projek ini. Jikalau tidak, mengapa pada bulan Mei 2009 (sebelum pengauditan dijalankan), Kerajaan perlu menangguhkan pelaksanaan PFN sehingga satu kajian viability and business model (model perniagaan) dijalankan bagi projek ini?. Perkara ini ada dinyatakan dalam LKAN 2010. Ianya membayangkan Kerajaan Malaysia sememangnya sedar akankelemahan-kelemahan dalam pelaksanaan projek ini dan telah pun mengambil tindakan untuk menentukan hala tuju projek ini.7. JAN ingin menjelaskan bahawa pengauditan terhadap projek PFN ini telah dibuat secara bebas dan profesional tanpa sebarang prejudis kepada mana-mana pihak. Sebarang kenyataan yang mempertikaikan kewibawaan dan integriti juruaudit JAN adalah dikesali.Putrajaya25 Januari 2012
NFCorp's Salleh wants Auditor-General to clarifyKUALA LUMPUR: The National Feedlot Corporation (NFCorp) said it was not the entity highlighted in the the Auditor-General's report.Its chairman Datuk Mohamad Salleh Ismail, said there was a confusion between NFCorp and the National Feedlot Centre (NFC)."It is the centre which is in a 'mess' and not the company I'm heading. My company is meeting the target," he said when contacted by the New Straits Times yesterday.When asked why he had not clarified this earlier, Salleh said he had only realised that the two had been confused when investigations began on the centre and the company.Salleh said he had written to Auditor-General's Department two weeks ago to highlight this matter."I hope they issue an official statement soon to clarify this."This matter has been going on for so long and various quarters have given their views, I just want this to be cleared."Asked who owns the centre, Salleh said: "The centre is owned by the Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry."Earlier, Salleh, who is the husband to Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil, had called for a meeting with Perkasa and 11 other NGO's to brief them on the NFCorp.Perkasa chief Datuk Ibrahim Ali said he was satisfied with the briefing given by Salleh and urged the Auditor-General to be fair to everyone by making a formal announcement on the matter.He added that the Auditor-General's Department may have made a small mistake when preparing the national audit report as not all staff "were trained equally well"."When they did the report, there were some elements that were accurate and some not so accurate because of weaknesses of the officers."However, Ibrahim stressed that he was not taking sides and that he would leave it to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) and the police to carry out a proper investigation into NFCorp's finances.He added that Perkasa will stand by the results of the probe by authorities, pointing out that it was the group's responsibility to fight abuse of power and corruption.On Friday, it was reported that, the Attorney-General's Chambers had returned the investigation papers on the NFCorp to the police.In confirming the matter, its head of prosecution, Tun Abdul Majid Tun Hamzah, said it wanted the police to investigate the case further."The police had delivered the report to us on Tuesday, but we have since returned the papers," Majid had told the New Straits Times.The police had, on Monday, completed their investigation after recording 54 statements, including those from NFC.The controversy surrounding NFC started after the 2010 Auditor-General's Report described the project as "messy" and had failed to meet government targets.NFC is the meat-valley project in Gemas, Negri Sembilan, aimed at increasing the production of meat and reducing dependency on import for such products.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Report lodged over attack at ABU talkKUALA LUMPUR (Jan 24, 2012): The Anything But Umno (ABU) movement lodged a police report today over an atack by a group of youth during a talk in Klang on Saturday.The attack occured at the Shah Alam City Council hall at Jalan Kebun leaving a 33-year-old member of the Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) badly injured. Hindraf was the co-organiser of the event.The attack was also captured on video by those present.Solidariti Anak Muda Malaysia chief Badrul Hisham Shaharin, lodged the police report at noon at the Dang Wangi police station here.He told reporters later that the police should investigate the incident and determine who were the culprits behind the attack.Badrul Hisham, who is better known as Chegubard said members of the movement had spotted several of the attackers having a friendly chat with the police after the incident.He claimed he had information that those behind the violence were Umno members."We are lodging the police report here because we have lost faith in Klang police who appeared to have done nothing to nab the attackers. We are confident the higher level in the police will look into this matter seriously. We are also taking this up with Suhakam today," he said.Hindraf national coordinator W.Sambulingam said he was not shocked by the attack as his group had constantly faced such aggression from uniformed or plainclothes police personnel and other agent provocateurs."The video footages are evidence and the people can determine for themselves who are the aggressors when we hold such talks and gatherings. We do not condone violence." he addedAlso present at the police station was ABU coordinator Haris Ibrahim and PSM secretary- general S Arutchelvan.It is learnt that the report lodged by Badrul will be handed over to Selangor police for investigations.
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Archaeologist defends Hang Tuah's existence
KUALA LUMPUR Jan 20 — An archaeologist today defended the existence of Hang Tuah, pointing out that although no specific studies had been done on the matter, he was convinced that the legendary warrior was not a mythical figure.
Malaysian Archaeologists Association president Prof Emeritus Datuk Dr Nik Hassan Shuhaimi Nik Abdul Rahman said studies concerning the warrior and his four peers could still proceed despite the views that Hang Tuah might be a mythical figure.
"I believe that he existed but we can”t be sure of the era; if we look at the Hang Tuah tales, he existed during the era of a sultanate. The name ”Hang” does indeed exist in the Malay world.
"However, further studies on his four peers (Hang Jebat, Hang Kasturi, Hang Lekir and Hang Lekiu) maybe needed. The name ”Hang” exists in Padang Lawas Sumatra, Indonesia.” He said that although there had been no specific studies carried out on the matter, indirect ones indicated that the warrior did indeed exist.
"And then there is also the Hang Tuan tomb. We can”t deny that it is not.
Although there is no specific name written on it, it is from the 15th century,” he told reporters at a convention on the Malay cultural roots here today.
Historian Prof Emeritus Tan Sri Khoo Kay Kim had previously said that Hang Tuah might be mythical and that there were no strong evidence to proof the warrior”s existence.
Dr Nik Hassan said DNA tests on the remains in the tomb might prove to be difficult due to religious sensitivities.
"This is a Muslim tomb. We don”t want to disturb this tomb because there may be sensitivities involved in terms of religion. We can perform tests on pre-historic findings,” he said.
The above statement was issued in contrast due to a related statement given by Prof Emeritus Tan Sri Khoo Kay Kim in The Star dated 16th January 2012 [Click here], 17th January 2012 [Click here], 18th January 2012 [Click here] and 19th January 2012 [Click here].
I am unsure of whom to believe in the above rebutting statements but if you go and visit Malacca and search for historical [click here] places there, you will find it possible to find Hang Li Po well, the grave of Hang Tuah, the grave of Hang Jebat, the grave of Hang Kasturi and the grave of Tun Teja amongst other many historical places as well.
Therefore, how can one say that those figures are mythical figures and are not real? Futhermore, Hang Tuah is even mentioned in Sejarah Melayu although it was deemed 'Hikayat Hang Tuah' or the story of Hang Tuah.
So to conclude, I think I believe what I can see because I can see the well and the graves of the so-called mythical figure rather than what is being propogated by the good Prof because everybody will be opposing to something all the time even though there are proof of the existence of the said myths.
What is the opinion of my beloved readers? I am sure you have a thing or two to say about this matter...
Thursday, January 19, 2012
What is NFC? Read more about it by going here [click here].
Media conference statement by Lim Kit Siang in Sibu on Tuesday, 17th January 2012:National Feedlot Corporation has given two powerful reasons why there should be a RCI into the “cattle condo” scandalThe National Feedlot Corporation (NFC) has today given two powerful reasons why there should be a Royal Commission of Inquiry into the RM300 million “cattle condo” scandal, focussing on the role and responsibility of Deputy Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin who was the Agriculture Minister who approved the RM250 million loan project before the “308” political tsunami.The company declared today that its contract for its RM250 million loan from the government was signed in 2007, disputing the Public Accounts Committee’s (PAC) earlier claim that the company had received the sum before the contract was signed.NFC said the loan agreement between the government represented by the Ministry of Finance and NFC was signed on December 6, 2007, and not in 2010 and that the first drawdown of RM7 million was in January 2008 “in compliance with proper procedure”.It claimed that beginning this year, NFC “will start serving its loan repayment as stipulated in its loan agreement”.The NFC statement, confirming that the decisive events of the “cattle condo” scandal, viz, the award of the NFC project on 27th October 2006, the signing of the RM250 million loan agreement with 2% interest on December 6, 2007 and the first drawdown of RM7 million in January 2008 all took place before the March 8 “political tsunami” when the Minister responsible was none other than Muhyiddin.It provides powerful reason why there should be a Royal Commission of Inquiry into all the “horror stories” of the RM300 million NFC “cattle condo” scandal but also to focus on the role and responsibility of Muhyiddin as the Cabinet Minister who should personally and directly be responsible for the scandal.Let the RCI answer the question: Who else apart from Muhyiddin should bear the full and final responsibility for the NFC “mess” where the objective of the project on cattle production to boost the nation’s beef self-sufficiency could go so wrong as NFC not only failed to meet this target, the RM250 million 2%-interest soft loan had been diverted not only to buy two luxury condominiums in Bangsar and a luxury condominium in Singapore but also for many other dubious transactions.The NFC statement today also reminds Malaysians that the Public Accounts Committee has been acting in a most unusual manner, as apart from its initial meeting, it had failed to carry out full investigations into the “cattle condo” scandal to be able to present a report to Parliament when it meets on March 12 – although it is the No.1 scandal of the day!Malaysians are entitled to know why the PAC is behaving in so tardy a fashion, giving the impression that the PAC is avoiding from coming to grips with the issue. Can PAC submit its report on the NFC scandal to Parliament by March 12?
Shahrizat sues PKR strategic director, Ampang MP for RM100milKUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil has filed a RM100mil defamation suit against PKR strategic director Mohd Rafizi Ramli and Ampang MP Zuraida Kamaruddin over their allegations on the National Feedlot Corporation issue.The suit was filed by Datuk Seri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah at the High Court here Thursday.More to come
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Don’t rule out Bersih 3.0KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 17, 2012): Do not discount the possibility of Bersih 3.0 if the government fails to implement "necessary" reforms ahead of the next general election, Bersih 2.0 chairman Datuk Ambiga Sreenivasan said today.Some 30,000 people took to the streets demanding clean and fair elections during the Bersih 2.0 rally on July 9 last year, despite a massive crackdown by the authorities.The rally had prompted the setting up of a nine-man Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) for Electoral Reforms, chaired by Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Seri Maximus Ongkili.Speaking at a press conference in Kuala Lumpur Chinese Assembly Hall, Ambiga was responding to the PSC's interim report, which contained only four out of Bersih 2.0's 41 proposals for recommendation to be implemented by the Election Commission."To be fair, I think there is a part two to the report," she said, adding the EC should have no problem adopting all eight of Bersih 2.0's core demands.The Election Commission had publicly committed to implementing three measures, namely the use of indelible ink, implement advance voting for service voters and engage Mimos Bhd to conduct an audit of the electoral roll."We have tried everything. We still believe in negotiations and that PSC can come up with its recommendations."But ultimately, if these recommendations are not implemented before the next general election, then do not rule out Bersih 3.0," Ambiga said.Also present were National Laureate Tan Sri A. Samad Said (fondly known as Pak Samad) and Bar Council human rights committee chairman Andrew Khoo.Pak Samad was earlier appointed as co-chairman of Bersih 2.0."Before this I was just a supporter of the cause. But now I feel it is my responsibility to fight for a clean and fair election, based on principles of democracy."The time has come for me to contribute to society and help to relieve Ambiga's burden," Pak Samad said.It was also announced that Solidariti Mahasiswa Malaysia president Ahmad Shukri Razab has been appointed as Bersih 2.0 steering committee member, providing a space for increasing youth participation in campaigning for electoral reforms and democratic rights.At the event, Bersih 2.0 also unveiled its Jom 100 campaign, which targets 100% voter turnout in the next general election.Ambiga said a high voter turnout would send a strong message to all newly elected candidates and the future government, holding them accountable for its decisions.
Nazri: Use of indelible ink is proof of govt's commitment to ensure transparent GEBERNAMABESUT: The Election Commission's (EC) decision to adopt the proposed use of indelible ink in the 13th General Election is proof that the country's election process will be transparent, leaving no room for manipulation.Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Aziz said the decision to use indelible ink was actually not required in Malaysia because every voter is registered and holds an identity card."It is different in countries where there are no updated voter registration lists, compared with Malaysia where all voters are registered," he said.However, the government has agreed to fulfill the request from the opposition to use indelible ink since they (opposition) were constantly demanding for the method.He said the government was committed to show that there would be no manipulation during the general election although such a move would cost an additional RM5 million.However, claims that the indelible ink was not suitable for Muslims because it stays on the finger for at least 48 hours, would be studied, he said.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
A variety of schemes to help deserving rakyat
THE Government should be lauded for implementing the Skim Amanah Rakyat (Sara 1Malaysia) which is targeted to benefit some 100,000 households.
It is open to households with a combined income of between RM500 and RM3,000.
The Government has set up a RM100mil fund to assist the low income households to participate in the new investment scheme, which was launched by our Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
The scheme aims at helping low income earners of below RM3,000 to invest and allow their money to grow in five years. It gives an option for those who qualify to pay cash or take up a loan of RM5,000 to participate in the scheme.
This noble initiative by the Government guarantees those who pay cash will get RM134 monthly or RM13,000 after five years. Those who take up the RM5,000 loan will have to pay RM84 a month and receive cash RM50 a month or RM5,000 in five years.
The scheme is managed by Permodalan Nasional Bhd and sister company Amanah Saham Nasional, and the scheme forms will be distributed from Jan 30.
This is one of the many schemes initiated by the Government to alleviate the rising cost of goods and services faced especially by the low income earners.
Other value-added schemes launched by the Government to help the poor recently were the Bantuan Rakyat 1Malaysia (BR1M), which makes a one-off payment of RM500 to those earning below RM3,000, Klinik 1Malaysia, Kedai Rakyat 1Malaysia (KR1M), Perumahan Rakyat 1Malaysia (PR1M) and Kedai Ikan 1Malaysia, and goods and services at subsidised cost.
Sara 1Malaysia aims at increasing disposable income and encouraging saving among the lower income group earning below RM3,000.
The Star, Opinion, 17th January 2012
If you can list down the contribution of Pakatan Rakyat leaders towards the betterment of the society and the poor, only then you can persuade me to support Pakatan Rakyat.
I doubt that you can do that though because things are not always what they seem.
We really should question what is the motive of foreign news making a big deal out of this. I mean does this prove that Anwar Al Juburi is important to them because he is actually one
of them and will be their puppet Prime Minister of Malaysia?
The Jew Watch disclosed that 90% of all United States newspapers are owned and run by Jews.
Therefore, I am definitely not crossing any line when I say that Anwar Al Juburi is a Jew Proxy.
Just listen to what Tun Dr Mahathir have to say at the OIC Conference held on 16th October 2003 in Putrajaya.
Gay backers hail Anwar acquittalManila, Philippines – The Progressive Organization of Gays in the Philippines (ProGay) welcomed yesterday the acquittal of Malaysian oppositionist Anwar Ibrahim on sodomy charges.Reacting to the judgment of the Kuala Lumpur High Court that Anwar was not guilty of sodomizing his aide Mohammad Saiful Bukhari Azlan, ProGay said it is now time to scrap sodomy laws that were part of British colonial legacy. “We join the democratic people’s movements in celebrating Anwar’s triumph over the frame-up,“ said Oscar Atadero, ProGay’s human rights officer.ProGay also sees the legal victory as a positive step for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights in Malaysia. ProGay noted that even as the Philippines has no sodomy law, politicians and court justices are attacked with allegations of homosexuality for political gain. (Marvyn N. Benaning)
Monday, January 16, 2012
Tiger killed after stalking womenKUALA KANGSAR: It was the scariest moment for mother and daughter as they came face to face with two tigers early yesterday.However, Rohani Osman, 50, and Mastura Kamaruddin, 16, who were tapping rubber trees at Kampung Chuar Hulu, Kati, near here, kept their cool and decided to try an age-old method to ward off the tigers.Remembering the advice of elderly folks that tigers would only attack humans from behind, the two women slowly walked backwards with the tigers following them menacingly.They continued to walk backwards to the top of a hill, fervently praying to be rescued.“However, the two tigers kept coming at us, growling and waiting for an opportunity to attack.“I braced myself and threw stones but it did not work.”Rohani then remembered that she had a handphone with her and called a relative for help.After walking backwards for two hours, the women managed to climb up a tree. However, the tigers would not give up and waited below the tree.At this juncture, Rela and Civil Defence Department personnel managed to track down the women.“One of the tigers became aggressive and turned its attention on the rescuers.Rela personnel fired three shots, killing one of the tigers while the other escaped into the jungle.The women were then helped down from the tree and taken out of the jungle.The carcass of the 70kg female tiger was handed over to the state Wildlife Department.
From The New Straits Times, 16th January 2012
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
This news titled 4 held in pig head incident [click here] is quite disturbing.
I can feel my temperature rising and I would just love to get my hands on those responsible to do this and bash their head until their brains come out of their head. Why don't you just die?
Four suspects had been arrested in the connection of the dumping of several pig heads at the Al-Falah mosque in Taman Desa Jaya, Johor.
Pigs are a sensitive issues to any Muslim as Islam prohibits Muslims from eating porks.
I hate pigs and I hate pig eaters. Can you pig eaters just migrate to another country which allows pork to be sold everywhere? This is a Muslim country you know! Not a pork eating country though lately I can see many eateries in shopping malls openly put up signs which said pork meat or whatever pork is sold there.
That is so GROSS! I felt like vomitting when I hear the word PORK! I am sure that when you eat pig, you will be behaving just like a pig too, fucking everything that comes your way. You eat a pig, and you will be fat like a pig and act like a pig too.
"He (God) has only forbidden you dead meat, and blood, and the flesh of swine and that on which any other name has been invoked besides that of God." Quran 2: 173
Can we forget the H1N1 Influenza (swine flu) which had been spreading across the globe in 2009?
I do hope you pig eaters go on eating the pigs infected by the swine flu so that you will be infected with swine flu too since you so love to eat pork! Just go and die with the pigs.
For all those responsible in tainting the mosque, you have given me the right to blast you pig eaters.
At least I didn't go on a rampage to burn your churches or any other religious worshipping places. This is not harsh enough!
If it's a racial clash that you want, it's a racial clash that you are going to get! And this time, we will ensure that no pig eaters will dare to insult Islam, the Malays and the sovereignty of this Muslim country ever again!
Just try our patience. We had been patient long enough! And everyone's patience has their limits! If you are the minority, act like a minority. You are not the boss of me!