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Dr Shafie Abu Bakar

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Dr Shafie Abu Bakar


Pelancaran Buku Jingga & Sambutan Tiga Tahun Pemerintahan Pakatan Rakyat

Posted: 05 Mar 2011 03:59 PM PST

念群与沙登人民同在 | Nie Ching for Serdang

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念群与沙登人民同在 | Nie Ching for Serdang


[Mac 6] Morning exercise with Surau Al Muhajirin Bicycle Club..

Posted: 05 Mar 2011 07:36 PM PST

Kelab Basikal Surau Al Muhajirin, Taman Kajang Utama yang terdiri daripada 22 orang warga emas :-)

Morning exercise :-)

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【星洲日报】柔佛峇株巴辖武吉明鲁森林保留区 ‧ 疑有非法伐木活动

Posted: 05 Mar 2011 07:38 AM PST

In February, DAP's MP for Bakri Saudara Er Teck Hwa received a complaint from the local residents regarding illegal timber logging activities happened in Bukit Bindu Reserve Forest, Johor. It was understood that the suspected illegal logging had been started since year-end 2010. Since then, Bakri MP had been approaching Johor State Forest Department to enquire whether a licence has been granted by the authorities for the mentioned logging activity but to date no reply is given by the state forest department.

Recently, DAP's MP for Bakri Saudara Er Teck Hwa and Bekok DAP branch Saudara deputy secretary Teo Chin Liang had been re-visiting the reserve forrest for further inspection. 

余德华(右)和张敬良前往疑有非法伐木活动的峇株武吉明鲁森林保留区视察。(图:星洲日报)

Er and Teo were observing a timber dock. Wood fragments can be found everywhere.

森林內的树林遭大肆砍伐。(图:星洲日报)

余德华指著一辆停放在林內的神手,写有“甚么都好”的华文字眼,他笑称那是否意味著伐木者对待珍贵的森林资源之心態。(图:星洲日报)

(柔佛‧4日讯)峇吉里区国会议员余德华接获投诉,指峇株巴辖武吉明鲁森林保留区疑有非法伐木活动。 余氏接获投报后,联同民主行动党彼咯支部副秘书张敬良前往该地点进行视察。

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【光明日报】张念群:问候他人父母姐妹 ‧ 抨蔡细历推特用粗俗语言

Posted: 05 Mar 2011 07:31 AM PST

Is this tweeter message really posted by Dr Chua Soi Lek? I am amazed by his standard or rather, his no standard..

张念群批评蔡细历在推特上使用粗俗语言,并且呼吁对方公开道歉。 (图:光明日报)

蔡细历被指粗俗的推特留言。 (图:星洲日报)

(柔佛‧峇株巴辖5日讯)沙登区国会议员张念群批评马华总会长拿督斯里蔡细历,在其个人的推特使用粗俗的语言,甚至还问候他人的父母及姊妹。她呼吁蔡细历对此作公开道歉。

张念群是于周六前往峇株巴辖武吉明鲁视察当地的非法伐木活动后,在她位于明鲁的老家举行记者会时,针对蔡细历在其推特上的粗俗留言表示遗憾及要求对方公开道歉。

她说,不论是民联的林吉祥、安华或尼查等领袖,还是包括蔡细历在内的国阵领袖,现在有许多政治人物都已开始使用面子书和推特等网络媒介,以与人民作直接交流。

“可是,政治人物本来就应该以身作则及成为众人的表率,而蔡细历身为堂堂的马华总会长,在推特上又有多达超过4680名追随者,但他却以这样的语言及态度回应网民,本身的水准何在。”

她表示,即使是要吵架,这也是两个人之间的事,蔡细历不应该把别人的父母及姊妹也拖下水,这也是非常不尊重妇女的行为。

她提到,身为一名政治人物,她深深为蔡细历的行为感到羞耻。

此外,三八妇女节即将来临,她希望蔡细历能自重,也能尊重别人,尤其是不要再以类似的语言侮辱女性。

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[Youtube] MERLIMAU by election highlights..

Posted: 05 Mar 2011 03:07 AM PST

Suspected illegal logging in my hometown Kg Bindu, Batu Pahat, Johor.

Posted: 04 Mar 2011 11:36 PM PST

Local residents were furious with the suspected illegal logging activity at hutan simpanan Kampung Bindu, Batu Pahat, Johor.

This is what left.. Can you imagine the height of the tree if it were still there?

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My niece, Fu Yu..

Posted: 04 Mar 2011 11:12 PM PST

My niece Fu Yu, she loves durian, just like me :-D

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My mum..

Posted: 04 Mar 2011 09:16 PM PST

My mum enjoys playing Wii at home :-) The little girl, who plays in front of the TV set is my niece, Fu Yu..

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Dr Siti Mariah Mahmud

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Dr Siti Mariah Mahmud


Benarkah 80% pengundi India sokong BN di Merlimau

Posted: 05 Mar 2011 07:04 AM PST

Pas dan Pakatan Rakyat telah mencuba habis-habisan untuk memastikan kaum India kekal memberi sokongan keapada Pakatan Rakyat sehingga PRU 13 akan datang. Ini penting supaya lebih banyak kebaikan, kebajikan kaum ini terbela dibawah kerajaan PR. 

Mereka telah memberi peluang lebih 50 tahun kepada BN untuk membela nasib mereka tapi selepas tsunami PRU 12 barulah BN nampak perlunya pelbagai kemudahan diberikan itu pun setelah melihat dengan mata kepala sendiri betapa terbela nya nasib kaum India di negeri-negeri Pakatan Rakyat.

Sementara itu Bernama melapurkan sebentar tadi bahawa Naib Presiden MIC, Datuk Dr. S. Subramaniam yakin 80 peratus pengundi kaum India di Dewan Undangan Negeri (DUN) Merlimau akan memberi sokongan kepada Barisan Nasional pada hari pengundian esok.

Katanya, beliau telah berjumpa lebih 70 peratus pengundi dari kaum tersebut setakat ini dan MIC berpuas hati dengan respons yang diberikan.

Kita sama-sama tunggu jawapan nya esok.

i n t a n h i j a u

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i n t a n h i j a u


YB ANUAR ZIARAH REMAJA MENINGGAL DUNIA DI AIR HITAM /يب انوار زياره رماج منيڠݢل دنيا د اير هيتم

Posted: 05 Mar 2011 02:28 AM PST


TELUK INTAN, 5 Mac - Petang tadi ADUN Changkat Jong telah sempat menziarahi majlis pengebumian seorang remaja di Kg. Air Hitam. Mohd. Irfan bin Zainuddin, 18, telah meninggal dunia pagi tadi akibat mengalami kemalangan jalan raya di Batu 11 Jalan Bidor dekat sini.
YB Anuar mengiringi bapa remaja mangsa kemalangan. (kiri)

YB Anuar mendengar penerangan daripada Sdr. Mohd. Nor.

Menurut Ketua Cawangan PAS Kg. Air Hitam, Sdr. Mohd. Nor Yatim, Mohd. Irfan telah terlibat dalam kemalangan apabila motosikal yang ditungganginya telah bertembung dengan sebuah bas yang menyebabkan beliau telah diseret beberapa meter oleh bas tersebut.

Mohd. Irfan sedang menunggu keputusan SPM yang bakal dikeluarkan pada minggu depan dan sedang mengikuti kursus jangka pendek di Kolej Komuniti Teluk Intan.

YB Anuar telah menyampaikan ucapan takziah kepada bapa mangsa dan menyampaikan sedikit sumbangan.

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ADUN CHANGKAT JONG BERI SUMBANGAN KEPADA PASUKAN FUTSAL BELIA / ادون چڠکت جوڠ ممبري سومبڠن ڤاسوکن فوتسل بليا

Posted: 05 Mar 2011 02:15 AM PST


Prihatin dengan aktiviti remaja dan belia, maka Dewan Muslimat PAS Teluk Intan memberi sumbangan sebanyak RM500 kepada dua pasukan futsal belia Teluk Intan yang akan menyertai kejohanan futsal belia di Kuala Lumpur. Sumbangan telah disampaikan oleh ADUN Changkat Jong kepada wakil dua pasukan tersebut yang telah diadakan di rumah ADN Changkat Jong.

Beliau berharap semoga kedua-dua pasukan tersebut akan berjaya di dalam pertandingan tersebut. Bagi wakil pasukan pula, mereka amat berterima kasih kepada Dewan Muslimat PAS Teluk Intan dan ADUN Changkat Jong yang sudi memberikan sumbangan kepada pasukan mereka dan berjanji akan mencapai kejayaan di dalam pertandingan itu kelak.

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Direct Free Kick

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Direct Free Kick


Ramah mesra selepas merasmikan Mesyuarat Pas Cawangan Taman Mawar 5 Mac 2011.

Posted: 05 Mar 2011 07:43 AM PST

Ishaq telah keluar hospital.

Posted: 05 Mar 2011 06:59 AM PST

Setelah 4 malam tidur di hospital akhirnya Muhammad Ishaq Ilyasa' telah dibenarkan keluar pada petang Jumaat. Dia telah dimasukkan pada Isnin malam setelah demam dari hari Ahad. Terima kasih di atas doa sahabat-sahabat sekelian.

Ketika sambutan 3 tahun pentadbiran baru Negeri Selangor 5 Mac di Stadium Malawati, Shah Alam.

Posted: 05 Mar 2011 06:39 AM PST

Terima kasih di atas sokongan rakyat Selangor selama 3 tahun. Semoga kami dapat terus menabur khidmat dan bakti!

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Comment on Datuk Wong Chun Wai, Datuk Johan Jaafar, Datuk Chua, Syed Akbar Ali & others: Congratulation! by Daddy 1980 Anak 1990 Party 2011

Posted: 05 Mar 2011 01:33 AM PST

Another oft-cited critique is that the Government should first fix other forms of public transport such as the bus system, which should cost much less to solve,
before embarking on the multi-billion MRT ha ha … must be Tony Pua idea

http://biz.thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2011/3/5/business/8194029&sec=business

ha ha what kind of people ( are not happy due to cannot see something for PKFZ RM12.5 billion , and still not happy
when can see something for RM12.5 billion ++ ) ask
the issue of cost can the Government ( RM 212 billion budget per year ) really afford to fork out the estimated whopping RM50 bil needed for building the MRT ( in a few year ) ?

The financial model being used for Malaysia’s MRT is called "rail plus property" and is similar to what Hong Kong’s Mass Transit Railway, which is often cited as one of
the world’s most-successful examples of a well-run and financial-viable inner city train project.

http://biz.thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2011/3/5/business/8194029&sec=business

According to a consultant familiar with the Hong Kong experience, it had the advantage of planning the system in the 70s when it was still developing. Another success factor was the strict check and balances imposed by the Government on the operator of the MTR.

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Ha ha if Msia suggest to built MRT in 1980 , Daddy say underestimated costs + overestimated benefits = funding
Ha ha if Msia suggest to built MRT in 1990 , Anak say underestimated costs + overestimated benefits = funding
Ha ha if Msia suggest to built MRT in 2000 , Party say underestimated costs + overestimated benefits = funding

Year 2011 , Hong Kong and Singapore already have MRT and now

Ha ha Msia just want to built MRT in 2011 , YBerpusing Tony Pua still say underestimated costs + overestimated benefits = funding . Ha ha Tony , you ingat MRT sangat advance ke ? in China and Japan , pun sudah ada bullet train , and bukan satu , mungkin lebih banyak than
your 6 bullet-in-one-gun

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If we do not have this type of vision we would not change, so we have to place such expectations. I also want the public to know that we are trying to change ha ha Tony
malam tidur mesti mimpi [ please dont change ] and esok
pagi bangun ask again ” What have change ? ”

The number of buses will rise to 1,670 from 1,200 now; the buses will have a fleet tracking system to further improve their arrival timing.

http://biz.thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2011/3/5/business/8193378&sec=business

Prasarana will also be extending the two lines Kelana Jaya and Ampang by 17km each for RM7bil, and they will be completed in 30 and 27 months respectively.

"Yes, we are being subsidised because we receive fuel subsidy, but there are quotas and limits too. For everything else we raise our own financing and that is why we need to sell bonds.”

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PAS Youth is calling for a nationwide ban on lottery sales and all forms of gambling.

http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2011/3/5/nation/8193711&sec=nation

PAS Youth chief Nasrudin Hassan said all state governments should emulate Kelantan in imposing a ban
on the Big Sweep lottery as part of its no-gambling policy.

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Last month we tour to Sentosa Universal Studio ….. While temporaly stop at Custom , we joke with Malay bus driver ” Do you gambling ? ” He said ” Yes , sometimes
buy lottery to try his luck . He said buying lottery is different compared with gambling in casino , as he didnt loss something he cannot afford ”

Casino in Singapore eg have daily levy $100 charges to Singapore people who want to go in casino , so why
Genting in Msia dont have this rules ?????? We dont think people in Genting suicide due to gambling , but due to borrow from loan shark for gambling . So PAS-DAP dare to fight loan-shark ??????

MCA president Chua Soi Lek has urged Chinese voters in Kerdau to reject PAS' Islamic state concept as it will not bring about development to the nation.
…. ha ha looks like DAP no islamic state concept also try to stop some good development to nation

Comment on Congratulation Celcom for making huge profits! What about your poor customer service? by Omar bin khalid

Posted: 04 Mar 2011 11:44 PM PST

YB,
I agree with your comment. I was told that the UNIFI is the latest product that is in the market. TM did a good job of marketing it but a poor job of executing it. I register my interest in Dec 2010 but was later told that the area is not ready for implementation. Why the hell did they promote the product if it is not ready with the infrastructure? It has been 4 months since I register. I want a good service i.e. When you promise you must deliver not just your saliva. Thank you for giving me a space to express my anger and frustration. Mr CEO please look into it.

Comment on Congratulation Celcom for making huge profits! What about your poor customer service? by Noor

Posted: 04 Mar 2011 10:56 PM PST

Celcom mana ada customer service. Service untuk CEO adalah!

Comment on Congratulation Celcom for making huge profits! What about your poor customer service? by SK Tan

Posted: 04 Mar 2011 10:17 AM PST

I love the word Cel-con. It explains it all.

My journey - Wong Hon Wai 黃漢偉

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My journey - Wong Hon Wai 黃漢偉


10 Accomplishments as State Assemblyman of Air Itam

Posted: 05 Mar 2011 08:40 AM PST

It is now my third year serving as the State Assemblyman for Air Itam.
As I have blogged and maintained a facebook, it is not too difficult to summarize what I have done from March 2010 to March 2011 as the elected representative of Air Itam.

This list is for the work done related to Air Itam.

1. Running a busy service center.
My service center operates around the clock. Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm (except for Public Holiday). I have religiously followed the weekly schedule every Tuesday 8pm to 10pm to meet the peoples at my service center.

I moved to a new place which is next door in May 2010 but we continue our service uninterrupted.

2. Running an effective voters registration campaign helping and empowering the young voters to participate in the democratic process

The Air Itam DAP Voters registration team have conducted over 60 time of voters registration campaign for the past one year and assisted more than 4000 peoples to register as voters. We have weekly registration campaign at the night market and shopping mall.

3. Care for the elderly
(a) My Service team have assisted the registration and distribution of money to more than 4500 senior citizens in the State Government Senior Citizens Appreciation Programme.

(b) Besides this, I also allocate fund for small project which is senior-citizens friendly that is setting up stainless steel handle at the staircase near Tua Peh Kong temple, Air Itam.

(c) My service team have also visited the old folks home namely the Little Sisters of the Poor and Silver Jubilee Home to show our care and support for the old folks.

4. Creating a Reading Society
(a) I have worked with a local newspaper (Sin Chew Daily) for books donation campaign to the Penang State Library. The response is overwhelming and we have received more than 5000 books from the general public. This exercise has increased the book collection of the Chinese Section of the State Library.

(b) I have also utilized my allocation fund to sponsor and to distribute 200 new books of "My Old Penang" by a local author to the schools and NGOs in Penang. I wish that more local authors can write about local history to supplement our official history books.

5. Infrastructure project in Air Itam
I have initiated 20 small projects in Air Itam namely resurface the road, repair the drainage, widen the road etc.


i: mengetar Jalan Belakang di Tingkat Lembah Ria 3.
ii:Meningkatkan bahagian parit di hadapan Rumah 35O, Medan Chor Sin Kheng
iii:Membaiki Parit di tepi Tembok Jalan masuk ke Chinese Methodist Church
iv: Membekal dan memasang Guardrail dan bina tembok penahan konkrit di Jalan Kampung Pisang.
v: Melebarkan Jalan kampung di Kampung Bukit Paya Terubong
vi: Mencantas pokok di Lebuharaya Thean teik, Kampung Pisang dan Jalan Paya Terubong
vii: Membina slab konkrit dan railing untuk laluan pejalan kaki di SJK (C) Chung Hwa A.
viii: Mengetar Kawasan Berhadapan Pintu Masuk ke SJK(C) Kong Min Pusat
ix: Membaiki Parit di lorong Belakang Lorong Zoo 4.
x: Menurap semula lorong di belakang pasar Air Itam
xi: Menurap semula lorong belakang di belakang Rumah 606-606O dan 608-608G Jalan paya Terubong
xii: Mengetar Kawasan Lapang Bersebelahan SK Batu Lanchang
xiii: Side Line Enhancement project untuk tokong tua peh Kong, Air Itam
xiv: Mengetar jalan Kampung Taman Kennedy-Lorong Batu Lanchang
xv:Memperbaiki parit di Jalan Ulung, Air Itam
xvi:Membina pejabat baru untuk penduduk di Taman Sri Timur
xvii: Menurap Jalan Batu Jantan yang berlubang-lubang
xviii: Membaiki manhole penutup najis di Blok A dan B Kampung Melayu
xvix: Mengganti paip hujan di Flat Kampung Melayu
xx: Mengganti semula pendawaian elektrik di Flat Kampung Melayu

6. Arts and Cultural activities
(a) I oversee and take charge of two major arts and cultural events in Penang namely Chinese New Year Cultural and Heritage Celebration in February and George Town Festival in July.

(b) Besides these two major functions, I also introduced the following arts and cultural activities in Air Itam namely
Taiwan Puppet Show - Feb 2010
Pesta Tanglung - October 2010
Malam Kesenian Kampung Melayu - Oktober 2010
Malam Deepavali - Nov 2010.

All of these activities received overwhelming support from all the communities in Air Itam.

(c) I have worked with Kek Lok Si and MPPP Lanscape Committee to install red lantern along the Jalan Air itam and Air Itam roundabout. This has enhance the landscape and festive mood during Chinese New Year.

7. Education
(a) I contributed ideas as a committee member of the Penang State Government Chinese Schools Coordination Committee.

(b) I visited schools in my constituency and recommended to the State Government on the needs and priority for the schools. The State Government has approved allocation to 8 schools in Air Itam.

8. Traffic Arrangement in Air Itam
(a) It is a undisputed fact that the traffic condition in Pekan Air itam during festive season (especially Chinese New Year) has improved.

(b) I have worked with MPPP and Police to improve the traffic flow in Kampung Bharu, Air Itam. Traffic light in Kampung Bharu has been removed. This has improve the traffic coming from Air Itam and Farlim towards Town. On the other hand, a new pedestrian traffic light was installed. This will enhance the safety of the pedestrian crossing the road to Pasar Kampung Bharu.

9. Housing
(a) I have worked with the white-knight to rescue the abandoned housing project - Taman Cemerlang at Lebuhraya Thean Teik and assisted a few hundred purchasers and squatters.

(b) I have advised and assisted many squatters, tenants and house owners on the housing related issues be it eviction, auction, compensation etc especially for the residents in Air Itam namely Jalan Zoo, Lorong Batu Lanchang, Savoy Garden and Taman Sri Melati.

(c) I have assisted a few dozens poor families to relocate to the refurbished unit of Rifle Range Flats.

(d) As a legislator, I also spearhead the effort to introduce the Penang Housing Board Bill and it was passed in the Penang State Assembly in November 2010.

10. Personal Integrity
In the year 2009, I bought a house with the price of RM600,000. I took up 30 years loan and jointly financed by my parents, my wife and my own savings.

Other than that, I owned an apartment unit which I purchased in year 1999 and fully settled the loan sometime in 2005. The price is probably 120K now.

The vehicle I am owning is a 10 years old Proton Wira. The insurance company said it is probably 13K in value. I also have 4 bicycles (1 adult, 3 for kids) and the estimated total value is RM1000.

I don't own any stocks and I keep my Income Tax record up to date and paid my taxes.

The purchase of my property has become news, but it simply reaffirmed that I lead an honest life.

Anwar Ibrahim

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Anwar Ibrahim


Julian Assange: At the Forefront of 21st Century Journalism

Posted: 04 Mar 2011 09:46 PM PST

by: Kevin Zeese, t r u t h o u t | News Analysis

If there were ever a doubt about whether the editor in chief of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, is a journalist, recent events erase all those doubts and put him at the forefront of a movement to democratize journalism and empower people.

The US Department of Justice is still trying to find a way to prosecute Assange and others associated with WikiLeaks. A key to their prosecution is claiming he is not a journalist, but that weak premise has been made laughable by recent events.

The list of WikiLeaks revelations has become astounding. During the North African and Middle East revolts, WikiLeaks published documents that provided people with critical information. The traditional media has relied on WikiLeaks publications, and is now also emulating WikiLeaks.

WikiLeaks has been credited by many with helping to spark the Tunisian revolution because it provided information about the widespread corruption of the 23-year rule of the Ben Ali regime. PBS pointed to ten cables, dating from 2006 to 2009 and published by WikiLeaks in November, that were translated and shared widely in Tunisia detailing the corruption and authoritarian rule of Ben Ali, who lived in opulent luxury while Tunisians struggled. Foreign Policy reported that, “the candor of the cables released by WikiLeaks did more for Arab democracy than decades of backstage US diplomacy.”

In Egypt, WikiLeaks publications provided democracy activists with the information needed to spark protests, provided background that explained the Egyptian uprising and described the suppression of opinions critical of the regime by arrest and harassment of journalists, bloggers and a poet. They showed the common use of police brutality and torture; the abuse of the 1967 emergency law to arrest and indefinitely detain journalists, activists, labor leaders and members of the Muslim Brotherhood; as well as how rivals were removed to ensure Gamal Mubarak succeeded his father. Traditional media publications like The New York Times relied on WikiLeaks to analyze the causes of the uprising.

Another set of documents described how Israel and the US wanted Omar Suleiman to replace Mubarak. Suleiman, a military intelligence officer for three decades, was described by Secretary of State Clinton as the preferred successor. WikiLeaks wrote an article describing Suleiman’s close relationship with the United States. Suleiman described Egypt as “a partner” with the US, and the US described him as “the most successful element of the relationship” with Egypt. The long history of Suleiman working with Israel to suppress democracy in Gaza, keeping the people of Gaza hungry and being in constant contact with Israel through a hotline was revealed. WikiLeaks also showed that Suleiman shared US and Israeli concern over Iran and was disdainful of Muslims, and the Muslim Brotherhood, in politics. All of this made Suleiman very popular with Israel and the US, but unacceptable to democracy advocates.

The United States used some WikiLeaks publications to show that it had been critical of Egypt and exerted private pressure, as well as support for democracy activists like Mohamed ElBaradei. Despite what has been portrayed in the traditional media, WikiLeaks published materials with an agenda for transparency and an informed public, not an intent to harm the US.

WikiLeaks informed the Bahrain public about their government’s cozy relationship with the US. It described a $5 billion joint venture with Occidental Petroleum and $300 million in US military sales. ABC reported on WikiLeaks documents that described the close relationship between US and Bahrain intelligence agencies and how the US Navy is the foundation of Bahrain’s national security. This fact was emphasized to General Petraeus along with the US and Bahrain’s common opposition to Iran and to al-Qaeda in Iraq, and the two country’s shared desire for US troops to stay in Iraq.

WikiLeaks has been criticized by US enemies. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad described WikiLeaks as US “intelligence warfare,” saying: “These documents are prepared and released by the US government in a planned manner and in pursuance of a goal.” WikiLeaks was criticized by Libya’s Ghaddafi, who shut down Facebook in Tripoli and sporadically shut off the Internet to prevent Libyans from knowing the truth. No doubt WikiLeaks publications embarrassed Ghaddafi and added fuel to internal opposition to his regime.

WikiLeaks is filling a void in the traditional media as the level of distrust of the mass media is now at record highs. A recent Gallup poll found 57 percent of Americans do not trust the media, and a Pew poll found a record-low 29 percent trust the media. There is good reason for distrust. The New York Times helped start the Iraq War by publishing the false weapons of mass destruction story. It recently misled the public about a Blackwater employee arrested in Pakistan by hiding the fact that he worked for the CIA, reporting that Obama said he was a diplomat. Even the way the Times and The Washington Post reported on WikiLeaks documents showed reason for distrust. WikiLeaks described Iranian long-range missiles that could hit European cities, but also reported that Russian intelligence refuted the claim. The Times and the Post evidently made a decision to exaggerate Iranian capability and mislead readers by excluding the Russian intelligence report. The Times admits it provides WikiLeaks documents to the government in advance and excludes material at the request of the government.

There has been a steady decline in readers and viewers of newspapers and television news since 1980. The decline began before the existence of the Internet. The decline in younger readers has been particularly noticeable. Thirty years ago, 60 percent of people under age 36 read a newspaper daily; now it is only 30 percent. The Internet has seen a steady rise in viewers and news outlets.

Even though some in the traditional media are threatened by WikiLeaks, more and more outlets are acknowledging their journalism. Reporters Without Borders hosts a mirror site of WikiLeaks as “a gesture of support for WikiLeaks’ right to publish information without being obstructed.” Similarly, a mainstream French newspaper, Liberation, announced a “mirror-WikiLeaks” site on its web site.

Jeff Jarvis of the City University of New York’s (CUNY) Graduate School of Journalism writes: “We in journalism must recognize that WikiLeaks is an element of a new ecosystem of news. It is a new form of the press. So we must defend its rights as media. If we do not, we could find our own rights curtailed. Asking whether WikiLeaks should be stopped is exactly like asking whether this newspaper should be stopped when it reveals what government does not want the public to know. We have been there before; let us never return.”

The Guardian wrote in an editorial: “There is a need as never before for an internet that remains a free and universal form of communication. WikiLeaks’ chief crime has been to speak truth to power. What is at stake is nothing less than the freedom of the internet.”

Jay Rosen of the New York University journalism school describes WikiLeaks as the first stateless news agency. The actions of WikiLeaks, he noted, show our news organizations how “statist they really are” and leakers’ choice to go to WikiLeaks rather than the traditional media shows how distrustful people are of the corporate media. This all shows that “the watchdog press has died” and WikiLeaks is filling the void.

The void will exist – and be filled – whether or not the Department of Justice prosecutes Julian Assange. The Economist writes: “With or without WikiLeaks, the technology exists to allow whistleblowers to leak data and documents while maintaining anonymity. With or without WikiLeaks, the personnel, technical know-how, and ideological will exists to enable anonymous leaking and to make this information available to the public. Jailing Thomas Edison in 1890 would not have darkened the night.”

The traditional media is emulating WikiLeaks. Al Jazeera has created a “transparency unit” that launched in January 2011 and has published the Palestine Papers, which describe the Palestinian-Israeli peace process based on leaked documents. The New York Times is now talking about creating its own version of WikiLeaks. Students at CUNY’s Graduate School of Journalism designed LocaLeaks, allowing anonymous encrypted leaks to over 1,400 US newspapers. Government employees and business insiders can now report illegal or unethical practices without being identified.

The journalism democracy door has been opened, power to report is being redistributed, government employees and corporate whistleblowers are being empowered and greater transparency is becoming a reality. The United States would be better off accepting these realities than prosecuting the news organization that showed the way. Prosecution will highlight the utter hypocrisy of the US government, showing the world it does not mean what it says when it claims that freedom of the speech and press are cornerstones of democratic government.

Program Lawatan Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim ke Kedah

Posted: 04 Mar 2011 09:42 PM PST

Sempena Sambutan 3 Tahun Kedah Sejahtera Di Bawah Pemerintahan Pakatan Rakyat

8 Mac 2011 (Selasa)

9.00 – 12.00 Malam – Ceramah Perdana

Lokasi : Kompleks PAS Batu 9, Jalan Kota Sarang Semut, Pendang

Penceramah:
1. YB Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim
2. YAB Dato' Seri Azizan Abdul Razak
3. YB Dr Tan Seng Giow

Mengapa Takut Dengan Perubahan

Posted: 04 Mar 2011 09:40 PM PST

Pagi ini terpampang amaran pemimpin Umno agar pembangkang jangan bermain api. Amaran ini dikeluarkan oleh pimpinan Umno kerana para pemimpin Pakatan Rakyat memulakan inisiatif membandingkan antara tuntutan Perubahan yang diungkapkan di Timur Tengah serta Afrika Utara dengan tuntutan Perubahan di Malaysia.

Sebenarnya apa yang Pakatan Rakyat lakukan sekadar mengingatkan kerajaan agar mengambil iktibar akan beberapa persoalan mendasar yang menjadi punca kemarahan penduduk di Libya, Mesir dan Tunisia misalnya. Apakah peringatan yang diungkapkan kita agar kekayaan jangan hanya tertumpu kepada segelintir manakala masih ramai yang terpaksa membanting tulang untuk sesuap nasi itu suatu usaha meniup kebencian? Apakah usaha kita mendedahkan betapa 1.36 juta(34%) dari 4 juta pekerja di Malaysia dibayar kurang dari RM 700 sebulan, manakala 40% dari keseluruhan rakyat Malaysia hanya menikmati pendapatan isi rumah kurang dari RM 1500 itu suatu usaha hasutan? Hanya mereka yang memahami Demokrasi itu sekadar pilihanraya 5 tahun sekali menganggap usaha mengungkapkan kebenaran sebagai suatu hasutan.

Nah sekarang apa bezanya propaganda diktator di sana dengan regim Umno-BN di sini? Ternyata yang menghasut dan meniup kebencian adalah pimpinan Umno-BN, bukannya Pakatan Rakyat. Hampir setiap hari tohmahan dilemparkan kepada pimpinan Pakatan Rakyat seumpama agen pengkhianat dan agen asing. Modus operandi yang sama digunakan oleh diktator di Mesir dan Libya terhadap penentangnya. Cumanya, hanya di Malaysia, regim pemerintah berusaha menghalang kemaraan Perubahan dengan fitnah liwat.

Persoalannya mengapa pimpinan Umno-BN begitu gusat dengan Perubahan yang melanda Timur Tengah dan Afrika Utara sekiranya negara kita tidak berhadapan dengan permasalahan tersebut. Oleh kerana terlalu takut, Dato’ Sri Najib, sepertimana yang dilaporkan National Review, sanggup meragui sosok ulama terkenal, Sheikh Yusuf al Qaradawi serta menuduh gerakan Ikhwan al Muslimun masih terbabit dengan keganasan. Apa yang pasti, laungan mahu melaksanakan perubahan oleh pimpinan Umno hanya sekadar kosmetik politik. Rakyat sedar pengumuman demi pengumuman langsung tidak membawa manfaat kepada mereka melainkan menguntungkan mereka yang dekat dengan pemerintah. Justeru kepada pemimpin Umno-BN yang mengeluarkan amaran itu, saya ingatkan mereka, “Hanya mereka yang makan cili terasa pedasnya.”

ANWAR IBRAHIM

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Perlukah PAS tubuh unit gerak jihadnya?

Posted: 04 Mar 2011 04:59 PM PST

30 Rabiulawal 1432H. [MOD] -
Oleh: WFAUZDIN NS

APABILA difikirkan semula dengan situasi dan pengalaman yang pernah PAS lalui di dalam apa jua program termasuk penyertaan PAS di dalam pilihanraya, mungkin sudah tiba masanya PAS mewujudkan satu sayap seperti Unit Amal, tetapi sayap ini lebih ke hadapan bila berhadapan dengan situasi genting.

Jika Pemuda Umno mempunyai kumpulan Gerak Gempur yang dilihat lebih radikal di dalam keadaan-keadaan tertentu terutamanya menimbulkan provokasi, maka PAS juga perlu wujudkan kumpulan yang lebih aktif dan berani mempertahankan PAS malahan juga mampu berhadapan dengan sebarang ancaman musuh terhadap Islam dan negara ini. Saya lebih suka jika sayap PAS ini diberi nama Unit Gerak Jihad.

Keanggotaan kumpulan ini mestilah terdiri daripada ahli-ahli PAS khususnya yang berani, bermoral serta sentiasa taat kewajipannya kepada Allah. Mereka mestilah dilatih dengan penuh disiplin dan tahu kewajipan mereka terhadap parti khususnya. Jika selama ini Unit Amal lebih kepada kumpulan yang bertugas melakukan kerja-kerja amal, kebajikan dan selaku pengawal keselamatan sahaja, maka diharapkan dengan adanya Unit Gerak Jihad ini mereka sukarela sanggup mempertahankan Islam terutamanya di dalam apa jua bentuk ancaman.

Unit ini bukan satu kumpulan yang ingin berperang atau memberontak seperti kumpulan radikal Islam di luar sana. Unit ini hanya berfungsi sebagai pelindung kepada PAS dan juga boleh digerakkan seandainya terdapat sebarang bentuk ancaman musuh terhadap negara ini. Mereka hendaklah diberi tarbiyyah tentang pengertian Jihad mengikut Islam. Walaupun PAS yang mewujudkan unit ini, namun objektif utama Unit Gerak Jihad ini adalah untuk keselamatan negara, amnya. Mempertahankan tanahair dari ancaman musuh itu merupakan satu kewajipan. Melindungi PAS sebagai wadah politik Islam juga satu kewajipan buat kita.

Seandainya wujud unit seperti ini, maka tiada lagi mana-mana pihak yang sewenang-wenangnya ingin menghancurkan PAS secara tidak demokratik dan negara kita juga akan terkawal dari ancaman musuh. Jangan kita hanya membiarkan puak-puak yang memusuhi Islam dan parti kita berbuat sesuka hati dan kita lebih suka mengalah./wfauzdin.blogspot.com

Ulasan Cina Islam :

Satu cadangan yang saya anggap perlu difikirkan secara matang oleh pimpinan PAS disemua peringkat berdasarkan senario UMNO dan BN semakin ganas dan semakin tin tidak menghormati undang-undang yang sedia ada.

Kereta Anwar dikepung dan dibaling batu.

Posted: 04 Mar 2011 04:51 PM PST

30 Rabiulawal 1432H. [MOD] -
Oleh: WFAUZDIN NS

MUHYIDDIN secara terang-terangan merestui tindakan tidak bertamaddun beberapa kumpulan yang mengkasari DS Anwar yang berkunjung ke Felda Jengka 22 pada Khamis malam lepas. Kereta yang dinaiki oleh DS Anwar dikepung dan dibaling batu oleh sekumpulan `monyet' upahan.

Apa kata Muhyiddin selaku PM 1 Malaysia? Beliau memberi komen seperti orang bodoh iaitu katanya, "Insiden Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim dikasari di kawasan Felda di Kerdau mungkin disebabkan penduduk kawasan itu menyampah dengannya.

"Itu (terjadi) kalau orang Felda tak boleh menerima Anwar. Kerana itu kampung mereka sendiri, itu hak merekalah," kata Muhyddin yang juga timbalan presiden Umno.

"Mungkin kerana mereka dah menyampah, (dan) tidak hendak dengar lagi cerita karut-marut dan berdosa lagi. Jadi lebih baik (Anwar) jangan masuk."
(Malaysiakini)

Itukah komen dari seorang PM? Bayangkan jika Muhyiddin bertandang ke Kalantan, Selangor atau P.Pinang yang ramai orang tidak suka kepadanya maka beliau dilakukan sedemikian? Agak-agaknya apa komen beliau? Agak-agaknya pihak polis akan buat apa? Mesti kecoh Utusan Meloya dan TV 3 suku akan ulas macam lalat hurung tahi.

Dilaporkan sekitar tapak ceramah ditabur dengan paku dan beberapa kenderaan mengalami kerosakan. Ini kerja bangsat dan bacul oleh puak yang tidak beragama dan tidak bermoral. Pemimpin yang merestui puak ini pun setaraf dengan mereka juga.

Satu kelemahan di pihak kita ialah kita mungkin tidak mempunyai satu Unit yang mampu mengawal pimpinan kita. Jika ada pun, kita mungkin tidak merancang serapi mungkin apakah tindakan yang boleh kita lakukan jika berlaku situasi seperti itu. Sebab itu saya ada menulis di sini betapa kita perlu wujudkan Unit Gerak Jihad. Tidak mustahil suatu hari nanti kita hanya mampu melihat Tuan Guru Nik Aziz atau Tuan Guru Hj Hadi dibaling batu atau diludah oleh `monyet-monyet' upahan Apco itu.

Ini satu pengajaran buat kita yang sering lalai atau tidak peka dengan aspek keselamatan pimpinan dan para penyokong kita. Bagaimana mungkin puak mereka boleh datang ke tapak ceramah kita dengan melakukan kerja menabur paku-paku di serata tempat? Mana mungkin kenderaan yang membawa pimpinan kita tidak dikawal serapi mungkin? Kita mahu harapkan kawalan pihak Polis semata-mata?/wfauzdin.blogspot.com

Lim Kit Siang

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Lim Kit Siang


Fools No More, They’re Breaking Out

Posted: 05 Mar 2011 12:52 AM PST

By Kee Thuan Chye      MALAYSIAN university students must surely realize that they have more power now than they have ever had in the last four decades. This accounts for their robust participation in politics in recent days. Not only in university campuses, but also in the public sphere.   Suppressed for so long [...]

DUN BUKIT PAYONG

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DUN BUKIT PAYONG


Skim Tanam Semula Peneroka, Bayaran Semula Sampai 12 kali Ganda!

Posted: 05 Mar 2011 06:11 AM PST

Harap para pengundi di Kerdau dan Merlimau, renungkan keprihatinan FELDA menjaga kepentingan peneroka daripada berita ini. 

TEMERLOH, 5 Mac: Peneroka khususnya di Kerdau dinasihatkan berhati-hati dengan jerat terbaru BN berhubung wang skim tanam semula (SES) berjumlah RM13,000.


Dengan syarat pembayaran balik RM650 selama 20 tahun yang dikenakan, bermakna peneroka sebenarnya terpaksa membayar RM156,000 iaitu 12 kali ganda dari jumlah yang dipinjam.

Ingatan itu dinyatakan Pengerusi Persatuan Anak-anak Peneroka Felda Kebangsan (Anak), Mazlan Aliman pada sidang media di markas induk PAS di Kerdau hari ini.

"Jangan kerana nak kejar duit RM13,000, selepas pilihan raya kena tanggung hutang tidak lebih dari RM200,000, sangat tidak berbaloi dengan jumlah pinjaman RM13,000," katanya.

Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Najib Razak sebelum ini mengumumkan janji untuk memberi pinjaman wang SES sebanyak RM13,000 seorang kepada peneroka, dengan syarat peneroka perlu membayar balik RM650 sebulan selama 20 tahun.

Timbalan Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri, Datuk Ahmad Maslan ketika berkempen di Felda di Kerdau kemudiannya berjanji akan membuat bayaran RM13,000 itu pada hari Isnin, 7 Mac ini iaitu sehari selepas hari mengundi.

Ianya dilihat cubaan memancing undi peneroka yang akan mengundi esok agar memilih BN.

"Kalau RM13,000 kena bayar balik dekat RM200,000, saya nasihatkan peneroka pinjam sahaja dengan bank.

"Ini bukan lagi tolong, tapi betul-betul along yang mengaut keuntungan berlipat kali ganda," ujarnya lagi.

Pada sidang media sama, beliau juga sekali mencabar Ahmad untuk berdialog dengannya walaupun cabarannya beberapa kali sebelum ini ditolak.

Berhubung hak milik tanah pula, Mazlan mahu Menteri Besar Pahang, Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob adil kepada peneroka.

Menteri Besar itu sebelum ini mengumumkan pemberian hak milik hanya kepada peneroka di Jengka 23 sahaja, sedangkan kata Mazlan, Jengka 22 juga perlu mendapat perkara sama.

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