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Harvest Festival

Posted: 12 Jan 2012 10:19 PM PST

Here's wishing everyone a HAPPY PONGAL:   Pongalo Pongal! Pongalo Pongal! Pongalo Pongal!

Pongal  Festival





      Pongal Festival


    Pongal is a four day long harvest festival celebrated in Tamil Nadu, a    southern state of India. For as long as people have been planting and    gathering food, there has been some form of Harvest Festival. Pongal, one    of the most important popular Hindu festivals of the year. This four-day    festival of thanksgiving to nature takes its name from the Tamil word    meaning "to boil" and is held in the month of Thai    (January-February) during the season when rice and other cereals,    sugar-cane, and turmeric (an essential ingredient in Tamil cooking) are    harvested.
    Mid-January is an important time in the Tamil calendar. The harvest    festival, Pongal, falls typically on the 14th or the 15th of January and is    the quintessential `Tamil Festival'. Pongal is a harvest festival, a    traditional occasion for giving thanks to nature, for celebrating the life    cycles that give us grain. Tamilians say `Thai pirandhaal vazhi pirakkum',    and believe that knotty family problems will be solved with the advent of    the Tamil month Thai that begins on Pongal day. This is traditionally the    month of weddings. This is not a surprise in a largely agricultural    community -- the riches gained from a good harvest form the economic basis    for expensive family occasions like weddings.
    The First Day
    This first day is celebrated as Bhogi festival in honor of Lord Indra, the    supreme ruler of clouds that give rains. Homage is paid to Lord Indra for    the abundance of harvest, thereby bringing plenty and prosperity to the    land. Another ritual observed on this day is Bhogi Mantalu, when useless    household articles are thrown into a fire made of wood and cow-dung cakes.    Girls dance around the bonfire, singing songs in praise of the gods, the    spring and the harvest. The significance of the bonfire, in which is burnt    the agricultural wastes and firewood is to keep warm during the last lap of    winter.
    The Second Day
    On the second day of Pongal, the puja or act of ceremonial worship is    performed when rice is boiled in milk outdoors in a earthenware pot and is    then symbolically offered to the sun-god along with other oblations. All    people wear traditional dress and markings, and their is an interesting    ritual where husband and wife dispose off elegant ritual utensils specially    used for the puja. In the village, the Pongal ceremony is carried out more    simply but with the same devotion. In accordance with the appointed ritual    a turmeric plant is tied around the pot in which the rice will be boiled.    The offerings include the two sticks of sugar-cane in background and coconut    and bananas in the dish. A common feature of the puja, in addition to the    offerings, is the kolam, the auspicious design which is traditionally    traced in white lime powder before the house in the early morning after    bathing.
    The Third Day
    The third day is known as Mattu Pongal, the day of Pongal for cows.    Multi-colored beads, tinkling bells, sheaves of corn and flower garlands    are tied around the neck of the cattle and then are worshiped. They are fed    with Pongal and taken to the village centers. The resounding of their bells    attract the villagers as the young men race each other's cattle. The entire    atmosphere becomes festive and full of fun and revelry. Arati is performed    on them, so as to ward off the evil eye. According to a legend, once Shiva    asked his bull, Basava, to go to the earth and ask the mortals to have an    oil massage and bath every day and to eat once a month. Inadvertently,    Basava announced that everyone should eat daily and have an oil bath once a    month. This mistake enraged Shiva who then cursed Basava, banishing him to    live on the earth forever. He would have to plough the fields and help    people produce more food. Thus the association of this day with cattle.
    The Fourth Day
    The Fourth day is known as Knau or Kannum Pongal day. On this day, a    turmeric leaf is washed and is then placed on the ground. On this leaf are    placed, the left overs of sweet Pongal and Venn Pongal, ordinary rice as    well as rice colored red and yellow, betel leaves, betel nuts, two pieces    of sugarcane, turmeric leaves, and plantains. In Tamil Nadu women perform    this ritual before bathing in the morning. All the women, young and old, of    the house assemble in the courtyard. The rice is placed in the centre of    the leaf, while the women ask that the house and family of their brothers    should prosper. Arati is performed for the brothers with turmeric water,    limestone and rice, and this water is sprinkled on the kolam in front of    the house.

Traditions & Customs





      Traditions & Customs


    Inspite of immense urbanization, the traditions and customs attached to the    harvest festival of Pongal has not diminished. Though the nature of these    tradition and customs has changed, the glitter of this festival has not    dimmed. The fast changing times notwithstanding, certain things do not    change. The way we celebrate the festivals, for instance. The festival of    Pongal captures the quintessence of south Indian culture in all its    entirety and traditional practices and customs continue to hold their own even    today.
    The spirit is alive and Pongal is still treated as a time to discard the    old and welcome the new. The new crop that is harvested is cooked and    offered to the Almighty. Celebrated for four days, the various traditions    and customs of this harvest festival are:
    Bhogi Pongal
    The first day of Pongal known as 'Bhogi Pongal' is a day for family    gathering and is dedicated to Lord Indra, the king of the deities and God    of the Clouds and Rains. Offerings are made to him to please him so that he    blesses us for the plentiful harvest. It is also the beginning of the New    Year according to the Malayalam calendar and before sunrise, a huge bonfire    of useless things in home is lit that is kept burning throughout the night.    All the time, boys beat little buffalo-hide drums known as 'Bhogi Kottus'.    The houses are then cleaned till they shine and are decorated with Kolams    painted using rice four. There are yellow pumpkin flowers are set in    cow-dung balls in the middle of these designs.
    Surya Pongal
    The second day of Pongal known as 'Surya Pongal' is dedicated to the Sun    God. The granaries are kept full on this day and Sun God with his rays are    painted on a plank as he is worshiped with the birth of the new auspicious    month of Thai.    Since the word 'Ponga' means 'to boil' representing plentiful and excess    yield, a special dish is cooked on this day in a new mud-pot that comes in    innovative shapes and have artistic designs on them called 'Pongapani'. The    special dish is called 'Sarkkarai Pongal' and is offered to Sun God with    sugarcane sticks. It is said that Lord Sundareshwar performed a miracle on    this day in the Madurai    temple and breathed life into a stone elephant who ate sugarcanes. One can    see the depiction of the event in the Meenakshi temple.
    Mattu Pongal
    The third day known as 'Mattu Pongal' is dedicated to the cattle as    cowherds and shepherds pay thanks to their cows and bulls, paint their    horns and cover them with shining metal caps. They are fed 'Pongal' and    tinkling bells are tied around their neck. Cattle races are conducted and    in the game called 'Manji Virattu' groups of young men chase running bulls.    Bull fights called 'Jallikattu' are also arranged at some places where    young men have to take the money bags tied to the horns of ferocious bulls    single-handedly and without the use of arms. Lord Ganesha and Goddess    Parvati are also worshiped on this day. At some other places, this day is    celebrated as Kanu Pongal when girls feed colored balls of cooked rice to    the birds and crows and pray for their brothers' happiness and that they    always remember them.
    Kaanum Pongal
    The fourth day is termed as Kaanum Pongal. On this day, people travel to    see other family members. On this day, the younger members of the family    pay homage to the elders, and the elders thank them by giving token money.    Another thing many do is leave food out on banana leaves for birds to take.    Many South Indian people will take the first bit of rice cooked in any    given day and set it outside for the crows to take, so this is not    necessarily a habit only for Pongal.

What is Pongal?





      What is Pongal?


    Pongal is the only festival of Hindu that follows a solar calendar and is    celebrated on the fourteenth of January every year. Pongal has astronomical    significance: it marks the beginning of Uttarayana,    the Sun's movement northward for a six month period. In Hinduism,    Uttarayana is considered auspicious, as opposed to Dakshinaayana, or the    southern movement of the sun. All important events are scheduled during    this period. Makara Sankranthi    refers to the event of the Sun entering the zodiac sign of Makara or    Capricorn.
    In Hindu temples bells, drums, clarinets and conch shells herald the joyous    occasion of Pongal. To symbolize a bountiful harvest, rice is cooked in new    pots until they boil over. Some of the rituals performed in the temple    include the preparation of rice, the chanting of prayers and the offering    of vegetables, sugar cane and spices to the gods. Devotees then consume the    offerings to exonerate themselves of past sins.
    Pongal signals the end of the traditional farming season, giving farmers a    break from their monotonous routine. Farmers also perform puja to some    crops, signaling the end of the traditional farming season. It also sets    the pace for a series of festivals to follow in a calendar year. In fact,    four festivals are celebrated in Tamil Nadu for four consecutive days in    that week. 'Bogi' is    celebrated on January 13, 'Pongal'    on Jan 14, 'Maattuppongal' on    Jan 15, and 'Thiruvalluvar Day'    on Jan 16.
    The festival is celebrated for four days. On, the first day, Bhogi, the old    clothes and materials are thrown away and fired, marking the beginning of a    new life. The second day, the Pongal day, is celebrated by boiling fresh    milk early in the morning and allowing it to boil over the vessel - a    tradition that is the literal translation for Pongal. People also prepare    savories and sweets, visit each other's homes, and exchange greetings. The    third day, Mattu Pongal, is meant to offer thanks to the cows and    buffaloes, as they are used to plough the lands. On the last day, Kanum    Pongal, people go out to picnic.
    A festival called Jalli katthu    is held in Madurai    , Tiruchirapalli and Tanjavur,all in Tamil Nadu, on this day. Bundles of    money are tied to the horns of Pongal ferocious bulls which the villagers    try to retrieve. Everyone joins in the community meal, at which the food is    made of the freshly harvested grain. This day is named and celebrated as Tamiliar Thirunal in a fitting manner    through out Tamil Nadu.
    Thus, the harvest festival of Pongal symbolizes the veneration of the first    fruit. The crop is harvested only after a certain time of the year, and    cutting the crop before that time is strictly prohibited. Even though Pongal    was originally a festival for the farming community, today it is celebrated    by all. In south India,    all three days of Pongal are considered important. However, those south    Indians who have settled in the north usually celebrate only the second    day. Coinciding with Makara Sankranti    and Lohri of the north, it is    also called Pongal Sankranti.
    Meaning & Significance
    Thai Pongal is an occasion for family re-unions and get-together. Old    enmities, personal animosities and rivalries are forgotten. Estrangements    are healed and reconciliation effected.
    Indeed, Thai Pongal is a festival of freedom, peace, unity and compassion    crystallized in the last hymn on unity in the Indian spiritual text the Rig    Veda. Thus, love and peace are the central theme of Thai Pongal.

Hannah Yeoh

Posted by Unknown | Posted on 11:37 PTG

Hannah Yeoh


Removal of Dr Hasan Ali as State Exco

Posted: 12 Jan 2012 09:14 PM PST

KENYATAAN AKHBAR
13 JANUARI 2012
TAKLIMAT KEPADA DYMM TUANKU SULTAN TENTANG STATUS YB DATO' DR HASAN MOHAMED ALI SEBAGAI AHLI MMKN.

Pagi tadi saya telah diperkenankan untuk mengadap DYMM Tuanku Sultan untuk memberi taklimat mengenai status YB Dato' Dr Hasan Mohamed Ali sebagai ahli Majlis Mesyuarat Kerajaan Negeri (MMKN).

Saya telah mempersembahkan kepada Tuanku Sultan bahawa saya telah menerima surat rasmi dari Parti Islam Se-Malaysia (PAS) bertarikh 10 Januari 2012 memaklumkan bahawa Jawatankuasa Kerja PAS Pusat yang bersidang pada 8 Januari 2012 telah membuat keputusan memecat YB Dato' Dr Hasan dari menjadi ahli PAS berkuatkuasa serta merta.

Memandangkan YB Dato Dr Hasan bukan lagi ahli PAS, saya telah membuat keputusan bahawa beliau tidak lagi layak menjadi ahli MMKN dan telah menasihati DYMM Tuanku Sultan untuk membatalkan perlantikan beliau.

DYMM Tuanku Sultan telah bersetuju dengan pendapat saya dan akan menulis watikah pembatalan perlantikan YB Dato' Dr Hasan sebagai ahli MMKN.

Pada masa yang sama, DYMM Tuanku Sultan telah menurunkan kuasanya pada saya untuk melantik ahli baharu MMKN. Baginda Sultan juga menasihatkan saya agar menjalankan tanggungjawab ini dengan bijaksana tanpa dipengaruhi oleh mana-mana pihak.

Perlantikan ahli MMKN yang baharu akan disempurnakan di Istana Kayangan pada Rabu minggu hadapan 18 Januari 2012.

TAN SRI ABDUL KHALID IBRAHIM
DATO' MENTERI BESAR SELANGOR

MY VOICE FOR NATION

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MY VOICE FOR NATION


Shahrizat’s leave a Putrajaya attempt at damage control

Posted: 12 Jan 2012 05:26 PM PST

No official circular to withdraw Interlok, some schools claim

Posted: 12 Jan 2012 03:35 AM PST

Dr Shafie Abu Bakar

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Dr Shafie Abu Bakar


Perang Dengan Syarikat Dan Kontraktor Yang Mensabotaj Pemungutan Sampah

Posted: 12 Jan 2012 03:58 PM PST

Philosophy Politics Economics

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Philosophy Politics Economics


Ubah Sekarang, Bersihkan Malaysia!

Posted: 12 Jan 2012 09:56 AM PST

Comments for Haniza Talha - Landscaping New Politics

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Comment on Skim Pinjaman Mikro Kredit di bawah Yayasan Dar Qard Al Hasan by Mohd Shahedin

Posted: 10 Jan 2012 08:03 PM PST

Salam PN. … saya ingin memulakan perniaagaan, adakah saya layak untuk mendapatkan pinjaman ini?

terima kasih

Lim Guan Eng

Posted by Unknown | Posted on 3:49 PTG

Lim Guan Eng


Penang State EXCO members publicly declared their assets (en/bm/cn)

Posted: 12 Jan 2012 02:30 AM PST

Press Statement By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On 12.1.2011.

Today, the Penang State EXCO members (excluding ex-officio of State Secretary, State Financial Officer and State Legal Advisor) publicly declared their assets. This fulfils the personal obligation and political commitment of the Penang PR State government. I had proposed 6 integrity measures to ensure a cleaner leadership with integrity in line with the CAT (Competency, Accountability, Transparency) principles.

The 6 integrity measures are as follows:

One, there must be a ban on political parties' involvement in business which can only lead to conflict of interest. How can politics mix with business as the former seeks to uphold public interests whereas the latter is to pursue private benefit and profit? How wealthy political parties that are involved in business have become can be seen by MCA giving money to its members every year.

Two, the ban on mixing politics with business must be followed by establishing an open tender system to check crony capitalism. An open tender system will avoid unjust contracts such as the Independent Power Producers and the toll concession operators allowing the few to earn tens of billions of ringgit in extraordinary profits at the expense of the 27 million ordinary citizens.

Malaysians mourn the "the lost decade of corruption", where the Washington-based financial watchdog Global Financial Integrity (GFI) estimated RM 1,077 billon of illicit money (including corruption money) had been illegally siphoned out of our country from 2000 to 2009. The recent RM250 million "cows and condos" scandal where money was released 2 years before any agreement was signed to a family company of Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil, and used to purchase condos instead of cows shows that the BN refuses to change.

No wonder in the latest Transparency International (TI) Corruption Perception Index, Malaysia dropped to 60th place in 2011 as compared to 37th in 2003 when Tun Abdullah Ahmad first took over as Prime Minister. In contrast Penang was praised by TI for implementing open tenders.

Third, Freedom of Information Act to ensure transparency and also public disclosure of government contracts.

Fourthly, there must be a declaration of personal assets by public officials holding positions of public trust.

Fifth, there must be full and unconditional implementation of the 125 recommendations proposed by the 2005 Royal Commission on the Enhancement of the Management and Operation of PDRM, especially the formation of the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC). The IPCMC was intended to cut down abuses of police powers and police corruption. Failure to set up the IPCMC only shows the unwillingness of the BN government to deal with the negative public perception about the police.

Finally, the Elections Commission (EC) must be punished for failure to act or even failure to press for action by the relevant authorities on election bribery, especially failure to comply with the Election Offences Act 1954 imposing election spending limits of RM200,000 for every Parliamentary constituency and RM100,000 for every state constituency.

The Penang State Government has now proven that it is not only cleaner physically, but also cleaner and more transparent in administration. We have shown that we are serious about national integrity by publicly declaring the personal assets of our topmost officials, the State Executive Council (EXCO). This follows the Freedom of Information Act passed by the Penang state assembly introduced last year as well as the famed Open Tender system that has won Penang praise from Transparency International and the Auditor-General.

—- BM Translation —

Kenyataan Akhbar Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang Lim Guan Eng Di Komtar, George Town Pada 12.1.2011.

Hari ini, Ahli-ahli Majlis Mesyuarat Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang (termasuk juga ex-officio seperti Setiausaha Kerajaan Negeri, Pegawai Kewangan Negeri dan Pegawai Undang-undang Negeri) telah mengisytiharkan harta mereka secara terbuka. Ini memenuhi amanah peribadi dan juga komitmen politik Kerajaan PR Pulau Pinang. Saya telah mencadangkan 6 langkah integriti untuk memastikan kepimpinan yang lebih bersih berdasarkan prinsip CAT (Cekap, Akauntabel, Telus).

6 langkah integriti adalah seperti berikut:

Pertama, parti-parti politik harus diharamkan daripada melibatkan diri dalam perniagaan, yang lazimnya membawa kepada konflik kepentingan. Bagaimana politik boleh bercampur dengan perniagaan, apabila politik itu bertujuan untuk menjaga kepentingan awam manakala tujuan perniagaan adalah untuk keuntungan peribadi? Contoh parti politik yang telah menjadi kaya melalui perniagaan boleh dilihat dalam kes MCA yang sekarang berupaya untuk memberi wang kepada ahli-ahlinya setiap tahun.

Kedua, pengharaman percampuran politik dengan perniagaan harus diikuti dengan kewujudan sistem tender terbuka untuk menghentikan kapitalisme kroni. Sistem tender terbuka akan memastikan kontrak yang tidak adil di mana Penjana Elektrik Bebas (IPP) dan syarikat-syarikat pengendali tol tidak akan mendapat keuntungan luarbiasa sebanyak berpuluhan ribu bilion ringgit sementara 27 juta rakyat dibebankan.

Rakyat Malaysia sudah pun kehilangan "satu dekad yang telah hancur dek korupsi", di mana wang haram (termasuk wang rasuah) sebanyak RM1,077 bilion telah dibawa keluar dari negara kita dalam tempoh 10 tahun dari 2000 hingga 2009, mengikut unjuran laporan badan pemerhati kewangan Washington Global Financial Integrity (GFI). Skandal RM250 juta "lembu dan kondo" baru-baru ini di mana wang pinjaman untuk projek penternakan lembu yang telah diberikan kepada syarikat kepunyaan keluarga Menteri Pembangunan Wanita, Keluarga dan Masyarakat Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil dua tahun sebelum perjanjian ditandatangani, telah digunakan untuk pembelian kondominium mewah, menjadi bukti bahawa BN tidak akan berubah.

Tidak hairanlah mengapa laporan terbaru Indeks Persepsi Rasuah (CPI) 2011 badan pemerhati rasuah Transparency International (TI) telah menunjukkan bahawa Malaysia telah jatuh kepada tangga ke-60 daripada 183 negara, berbanding tangga ke-37 pada tahun 2003 apabila Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi mengambil alih pucuk pimpinan negara sebagai Perdana Menteri. Sebaliknya di Pulau Pinang, kita telah dipuji oleh TI kerana mengamalkan sistem tender terbuka.

Ketiga, Akta Maklumat Bebas untuk memastikan ketelusan dan juga pendedahan umum kontrak-kontrak kerajaan.

Keempat, semua penjawat awam yang memegang amanah awam hendaklah mengisytiharkan harta mereka.

Kelima, 125 cadangan oleh Suruhanjaya DiRaja Penambahbaikan Perjalanan dan Pengurusan PDRM 2005 hendaklah dilaksanakan tanpa apa-apa syarat, terutama sekali penubuhan Suruhanjaya Bebas Aduan dan Salah Laku Polis (IPCMC). IPCMC ini bertujuan untuk mengurangkan rasuah dan penyalahgunaan kuasa polis. Kegagalan untuk menubuhkan IPCMC hanya menunjukkan ketidak sanggupan Kerajaan BN untuk menangani persepsi negatif awam tentang polis.

Terakhir, Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya (SPR) hendaklah dihukum untuk kegagalannya untuk bertindak atau menuntut tindakan daripada pihak berkuasa ke atas rasuah pilihan raya, terutama sekali kegagalannya untuk mematuhi Akta Kesalahan Pilihan Raya 1954 yang mengenakan had perbelanjaan pilihan raya sebanyak RM200,000 untuk kawasan parlimen dan RM100,000 untuk kawasan dewan undangan negeri.

Sudah jelas terbukti bahawa Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang bukan sahaja bersih dari segi fizikal, tetapi juga bersih dan telus dalam pentadbiran. Kita telah menunjukkan kesungguhan terhadap integriti nasional dengan pengisytiharan harta penjawat-penjawat awam tertinggi, iaitu Ahli-ahli Majlis Mesyuarat Kerajaan Negeri (EXCO). Ini adalah ekoran daripada Akta Maklumat Bebas yang diperkenalkan dalam Dewan Undangan Negeri Pulau Pinang tahun lepas serta sistem Tender Terbuka yang telah mendapat pujian daripada Transparency International dan juga Ketua Audit Negara.

—— Mandarin Translation —-

槟州首席部长林冠英于2011年1月12日在乔治市光大发表声明:

槟州行政议员(除了州秘书、州财政和州法律顾问等当然委员)今日公开财产,履行槟州政府的政治承诺和个人责任,我曾建议6项完整措施以确保领袖的清廉,即符合 CAT(能力、问责、透明)的原则。

6项完整措施如下:

一,必须禁止政党涉及只会造成利益冲突的商业,政治如何与商业混为一谈?前者旨在维护公共利益,后者则是为了追求私人利益和利润。涉及商业的马华已是富裕的政党,这可从马华每年派钱给成员看出。

二,禁止政治与商业挂钩,坚持公开招标制以杜绝裙带资本主义,公开招标制度将能避免允许少数人赚取惊人利润的不公平合约,如牺牲2700万老百姓利益的独立发电厂和大道特许经营者。

马来西亚人悼念"因贪污失去的十年",设在华盛顿的金融观察机构全球金融廉正机构(GFI) 估计,我国的非法外流资金在2000至2009年期间高达1兆7千700亿令吉的黑钱外流(包括贪污钱)。家庭及社会发展部长莎丽扎家人涉及的高达2亿5千万令吉"公寓养牛"丑闻,被揭发在合约签署前就获得资金发放,这一切证明国阵拒绝改变。

难怪在最新的国际透明组织(TI)提呈的贪污印象指数及国际竞争指数,马来西亚从前首相敦阿都拉刚执政的2003年排名第37,至降至2011年的第60名。反之,槟州的实施公开招标就获得国际透明组织的赞扬。

第三,槟城自由资讯法案确保透明度,并允许公众检查政府工程合约。

第四,公职官员必须申报的个人资产,以获得公众信任。

第五,必须毫无条件的接受和实施皇家委员会于2005年的建议,执行125项建议,尤其是成立投诉警方独立监察和渎职委员会( IPCMC )。IPCMC旨在防止警方滥用权力和腐败,无法成立IPCMC显露国阵政府不愿处理公众对警察的负面看法。

最后,选举委员会必须受到惩罚,因为无法对付在选举行贿者,尤其无法遵守《1954年选举犯罪法令》的规定,即限制每个国会选区竞选开销最高20万令吉和每个州议席10万令吉。

现在,槟州政府证明我们不只是身体干净,行政管理更加干净和透明。通过公开行政议员的个人财产,我们以行动证明廉政。

和管理更加透明。我们已经表明,我们关于民族气节的严重的公开声明我们的最顶层的官员,国家行政理事会会议的个人资产,去年,槟城州议会已通过槟城自由资讯法案,而槟州实施的公开招标制度也赢得了国际透明组织和总稽查司的称赞。

i n t a n h i j a u

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i n t a n h i j a u


MENGAPA SAYA PILIH UNGKAPAN 'MAMPUS UMNO'

Posted: 12 Jan 2012 03:24 AM PST


Ada sahabat yang prihatin bertanya kenapa saya memilih untuk menggunakan ungkapan "Mampus UMNO" pada Hari 901?  Beliau juga berkata…teruk juga Muslimat PAS cuba difitnah oleh Blogger-Blogger UMNO…

Ini jawapan spontan saya….

Inilah sunnatuLlah perjuangan...Allah ingatkan kita dalam al Quran..apakah kamu fikir kamu akan dibiarkan mengatakan kami telah beriman sebelum kamu diuji?.....setiap yang berlaku apatah lagi yang diledakkan oleh musuh-musuh kena disiasat...dan fahamkan.....InsyaAllah kami ni dah lama dalam perjuangan...

901 bukan himpunan yang pertama buat kami...cuma musuh nak jadikan isu dengan...adanya wanita (bukan PAS yg bersorak)...wording ana "Mampus UMNO" dan adanya wanita yang pergi salam Polis…..

Saya katakan…diik, ini realiti mad'u kita....kita memimpin rakyat...bukan memimpin para alim ulama....

Wording "Mampus UMNO" tu expresi spontan...daripada para jiwa yangg sudah lazim dizalimi Regim UMNO BN.... Peliknya…. bila kita guna perkataan Mampus UMNO ramai yang marah dan pertahankan atas uslub dakwah katanya....

Saya tak nafikan…saya antara yang komited memperingati Muslimat dengan Surah An Nahl : 125 dalam keadaan situasi dakwah yang biasa.

Pada hari itu, suasana dakwahnya berbeza.  Di keliling saya adalah Wanita-Wanita Pemberani…yang biasa "bertempur" dengan Kezaliman Regim.

Ekpresi kebencian rakyat.  Benarkah kita semua kisah pada nasib rakyat yang telah dizalimi?  Ekspresi saya yang juga biasa menjadi mangsa kezaliman Regim di sebalik tirai besi lokap…..

Nasib kami yang menjadi habuan dan makanan Regim?  Yang komen dan marah barangkali bukan yang dizalimi, melalui pengalaman sepertimana kami.  Kami menjiwai keperitahan di bawah Regim kerana kami yang dipukul, yang diterajang, yang dimandikan dengan air berkimia, yang dikepung dengan gas-gas pemedih mata berulang kali, yang dikurung berjam-jam dalam lori polis dengan niat jahat, dijerkah, ditakut-takutkan untuk dirogol ketika berada di dalam lokap tiga hari dua malam dan lelaki-lelaki bertubuh sasa dan bermuka bengis mendatangi pintu-pintu lokap kami....ada siapa tahu...ada siapa ambik tahu...ada siapa kisah....

Nah...sampaikan semua ini kepada para pejuang di sana...kepada adikku para Muslimat....kepada adikku para Pemuda….yang tidak mengenali kekanda-kekanda mereka sendiri dalam perjuangan…sehingga barangkali fitnah dan umpan musuh mudah melekat….atau apa sahaja….mereka tetap adik-adik kami dalam perjuangan…sekalipun mereka memilih tidak bertanya tetapi terus mengikut rentak yang direbanakan musuh…

Ekpresi kami yang dibiarkan kelaparan... ekpresi kami yang pernah dibiarkan hypo dalam tahanan sehingga tidak upaya bangun melangkah sehinggalah dua tiga orang sahabat datang melawat membawa air manis dan bertenaga…...

Ekpresi kami yang dibiarkan tidur di atas simen yang sejuknya mencengkam ke tulang hitam....

Ekpresi kami yang ada ketikanya dibiarkan tidur di atas lantai simen...berbumbungkan langit dan berselimutkan embun dingin pagi...
Semua ini bukan cerita buku atau ceritera penglipurlara....tetapi kisah benar kami....

Nah...Regim UMNO yang membibitkan rasa benci dan marah kami....Regim zalim ini…tiada ungkapan yg benar-benar ana mahu laungkan melainkan "Mampus UMNO" pada ketika itu.  UMNO - Pertubuhan Regim.  Saya langsung tidak tujukan pada orang atau individu UMNO. Tapi Pertubuhan zalim itu….

Nah….sekadar ekpresi dari jiwa-jiwa kami yang masih sedang diadili dengan tuduhan dan saksi fitnah.

Kalau itu salah….dan menyebabkan ada yang terguris dan simpati kepada UMNO….maka apa lagi yang mampu saya kata…Cukuplah Allah dan Sahabat-Sahabat Perjuanganku yang mukhlis dalam ukhuwwah ini….

Tentu mereka mengerti….. MAAF JUA.

*Tulisan ini dipetik dari Facebook Aiman Athirah Al Jundi, Ketua Penerangan Dewan Muslimat PAS Pusat, dengan keizinan beliau. Utusan Malaysia semalam mendakwa bahawa gelagat Muslimat PAS di himpunan 901 cukup "memalukan".(harakahdaily)

Direct Free Kick

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Direct Free Kick


YB Iskandar berjaya dapatkan pampasan RM29,349 untuk mangsa banjir Pangsapuri Inai, Pandan Indah.

Posted: 11 Jan 2012 04:54 PM PST

Pejabat Ahli Dewan Negeri Chempaka, YB Iskandar A. Samad telah berjaya mendapatkan pampasan bagi mangsa-mangsa banjir di Pangsapuri Inai, Pandan Indah dari kontraktor kerja-kerja menaiktaraf Jalan Lingkaran Tengah 2 (MRR2).

Kontraktor tersebut, Panji Bersatu Sdn. Bhd., telah bersetuju membayar sejumlah RM29,349 kepada 22 orang penduduk yang mengalami kerugian akibat banjir yang berlaku tahun lepas.

Banjir itu telah dikenalpasti berlaku akibat kerja-kerja menaiktaraf itu.

YB Iskandar telah menyampaikan cek-cek pampasan itu dalam satu majlis ringkas pada 7 Januari lepas.

Beliau telah mengalu-alukan pihak kontraktor yang telah bersetuju membayar pampasan tersebut.

YB Iskandar juga telah mengucapkan terima kasih kepada Perbadanan Pengurusan dan Persatuan Penduduk yang telah membantu menyiapkan tuntutan penduduk.

Turut hadir pada majlis hari itu adalah Ahli-Ahli Majlis MPAJ, Cik Lee Shok Jing, Haji Meor Rithuan Mohd. Said dan Abdul Jalil Haji Hasan. Pegawai Khas YB Iskandar, Rodzi Man telah juga hadir.

Comments for Wee Choo Keong

Posted by Unknown | Posted on 1:22 PTG

Comments for Wee Choo Keong


Comment on Complaints for DBKL by Yaacob

Posted: 12 Jan 2012 01:45 AM PST

Norziela Mahmud

Terima kasih atas aduan dan maklumat Sdri.

Untuk maklumat Sdri kawasan perumahan Flat Taman Desa Cheras bukan terletak di dalam Parlimen Wangsa Maju jadinya agak sukar untuk pihak kami membantu.

Walaubagaimana pun atas aduan Sdri pihak kami akan cuba membantu setakat yang mampu.

Pihak kami telah menulis surat rasmi kepada pihak DBKL kawasan Cheras dan melapurkan berkenaan aduan Sdri. Pihak kami berharap tindakan segera akan diambil terutamanya mengenai jalan rosak dan berlubang serta kawasan permainan berkenaan.

Kami akan memaklumkan kepada Sdri dan penduduk-penduduk sekiranya menerima jawapan daripada pihak DBKL. Untuk maklumat lanjut Sdri boleh menghubungi saya di no 012 2186929.

Terima kasih.

Yaacob Abd Hamid
Pembantu kepada
YB Wee Choo Keong

Comment on Complaints for DBKL by Yaacob

Posted: 12 Jan 2012 01:18 AM PST

AZIZ BIN BUYONG

Terima kasih atas aduan dan maklumat Sdr.

Merujuk kepada aduan Sdr, pihak kami telah menghubungi DBKL Wangsa Maju bagi melapurkan aduan Sdr dan dimaklumkan aduan Sdr sedang diambil tindakan oleh pihak DBKL.

Pihak kami juga telah menulis surat rasmi kepada DBKL supaya tindakan segera boleh diambil.

Sdr boleh menghubungi saya di no 0122186929 untuk maklumat lanjut.

Yaacon bin Hamid
Pembantu Khas YB Wee

Nurul Izzah Anwar

Posted by Unknown | Posted on 12:00 PTG

Nurul Izzah Anwar


My responses in full for The Malay Mail

Posted: 11 Jan 2012 05:46 PM PST

In relation to your question, the party is relieved with the end of fitnah 2 and the bombardment of scurrilous attacks against our de facto leader. We have consistently advocated for political contestation based on issues and differing policies. Recall the invite issued by our de facto leader to the PM to an open debate on the economy. A reply has yet to be forthcoming.

Hence, we are more than ready to embrace policy centered debates which allows the Rakyat to make a choice between two legitimate political entities – predicated on free and fair coverage in the mainstream media to allow for informed decision making.

As a grouping, Pakatan Rakyat grew from a movement for justice into a political coalition that aims to bring changes for a better Malaysia for All Malaysians.

Pakatan Rakyat grew from a movement for justice into a political coalition that aims to bring changes for a better Malaysia for All Malaysians.

We have been tested – we have faced all possible political and moral ‘tests’ from the political conspiracy sodomy II trial against our leader Anwar Ibrahim, the takeover of Perak, the party hopping incidents and the PAS-UMNO ‘unity government’ invitation – and we have learned, matured and have become true partners bonded together by hardship and a common cause which is politics for ‘Demi Rakyat Dan Demokrasi’.

We are fit to govern – we have also gained the experience in governing 5 and later 4 states successfully. The financial performance, governance, economic development and social cohesion achievements are evidence of our ability to lead and govern effectively. We have achieved much more in 3 years than what BN has achieved in the 51 years it has governed most of the states. For example, in Selangor when Pakatan took over in 2008, there was only RM400 million in cash reserves but as of 2011 we have managed to increase this amount to RM1.2 billion which is 3 times more than BN’s 51 year in government. In Penang, we’ve managed to reduce public sector debt by nearly 95%, from over RM600 million in 2008 to just RM35 in 2011. Now just imagine what can be achieved at the Federal level when we win Putrajaya.

We are policy focused – we have formulated the Common Policy Framework, Buku Jingga, First 100-day plan and Federal Shadow 2012 Budget as policy frameworks at the coalition level, whereafter much of our policy principles have been emulated by BN. Since 2010 we have called for Political Reforms as a fundamental counterpoint to the BN’s Government and Economic Transformation programs. In the March 2011 session of Parliament I had submitted a private member’s bill calling for the Revocation of Emergency Declaration with the aim to lead to a comprehensive Democracy Rehabilitation Act – calling for removing ISA, AUKU, Free and Fair Elections, Revocation of Emergency Declarations and Free Media; said bill was summarily rejected by the federal government – and as we now know, barely 6 months later the Prime Minister tabled a similar emergency revocation bill. Of course the ISA is to be revoked, but the twin replacement legislations may in fact be far more sinister than what the ISA used to be. UUCA is only to be marginally amended. The PSC on electoral reforms are moving on a piecemeal pace whereas with sufficient political will it in fact can be accelerated like the rushed Peaceful Assemble Act. And we are still waiting for the PPPA to be removed and replaced with a more democratic Media Council.

We are Malaysia – we are the most youthful, gender balanced and diversified political grouping covering all political spectrums.

We are the Future – we are working and moving towards a better Malaysia while BN is the past and only wants us remain the same; this we must not be.

SUARA PERAK

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SUARA PERAK


Perlu ‘Dadah Sifar’ di Semua Sekolah

Posted: 12 Jan 2012 07:49 AM PST

BANTAHAN PENDUDUK PAPAN

Posted: 11 Jan 2012 10:38 PM PST

n12selinsing

Posted by Unknown | Posted on 11:10 PG

n12selinsing


ZIARAH MANGSA RUMAH DITIMPA POKOK KELAPA SAWIT

Posted: 11 Jan 2012 07:06 PM PST

Sebuah rumah di Kampung Perlis, Bukit Merah ranap akibat ditimpa pokok kelapa sawit. mangsa en. Yahya bin Mat Isa,80 tahun tetap bersyukur kerana tidak berlaku kemalangan yang melibatkan jiwa. anak beliau yang menerima rawatan sebagai pesakit luar menerima 5 jahitan. Selepas dimaklumkan oleh penduduk setempat YB Husin terus bergegas ke tempat kejadian dan mendapati kerja-kerja pembersihan telahpun selesai, beliau mengucapkan rasa simpati beliau kepada mangsa dan berharap En. Yahya sekeluarga bersabar dengan kejadian ini. Sedikit sumbangan disampaikan dari Lajnah Kebajikan PAS Kawasan dan PAS Cawangan Bukit Merah bagi meringankan beban beliau sekeluarga.

kerja-kerja pembersihan telah selesai

YB Husin Din menyampaikan sedikit sumbangan kepada En. Yahya

Anwar Ibrahim

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Anwar Ibrahim


Azeem Ibrahim: Malaysian Ruling Offers Hope of Change

Posted: 12 Jan 2012 03:16 AM PST

From ScotSman.com

THOUGH his innocence was never in question, the acquittal in the Anwar Ibrahim trial (full story, page 23) came as a surprise to those of us who have been closely following events in Malaysia.

In 1998, Anwar faced a similar ordeal, which landed him solitary confinement for 15 years. His real crime was launching a popular uprising against the rule of then prime minister, Mahathir Mohamed.

Viewed as a threat to the ruling party's status quo, Anwar was sacked as deputy prime minister and finance minister, arrested and sentenced after a trial that was marred by political interference, falsification of evidence, blackmailing, coercion and torture of witnesses, harassment of defence lawyers, and refusal to admit witness testimony favourable to the accused.

Anwar's current trial mimicked many of those irregularities and, therefore, left many of us expecting the worse in advance of today's verdict.

In January last year I, along with my colleague Mehmet Celebi, penned a short report for the Obama administration on the background of the trial and why the United States must protest against this charade.? On examining all the evidence available to us and conducting a number of "off the record" interviews, it became very clear to us very quickly that the entire basis of the current trial was questionable.

We therefore concluded that the continuation of this trial was a clear and present danger to democracy consolidation in a country regarded as being one of the only fully developed democracies in the Muslim world. An attribute that Dr Anwar himself could take credit for.

The comeback kid of Malaysian politics represents a rare breed in Muslim politics. He is political figure who traverses the lines of Muslim traditionalism and liberalism more effectively than almost anyone else on the global scene today.

In this year of the Arab Spring, a figure like Anwar, unburdened by the daily distraction of the trial, can be a potent and credible voice for reform in Malaysia and across the Muslim world.

• Dr Azeem Ibrahim is a fellow and member of the board of directors at the Institute of Social Policy. He is not related to Anwar Ibrahim

Testing Malaysia’s Promises

Posted: 11 Jan 2012 11:41 PM PST

From Wall Street Journal
By John R.Malott

If electoral reforms don’t happen soon, the post-acquittal joy may quickly sour.

The not guilty verdict handed down last Monday in the sodomy trial of Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim made both sides, Prime Minister Najib Razak and the opposition, happy. Mr. Najib gets an immediate political boost by claiming a victory for the rule of law and an independent judiciary, while Mr. Anwar can focus on the election ahead. This good feeling, however, is likely to be short-lived. Serious challenges lie ahead.

The first test of the post-verdict era will be whether the government chooses to appeal the acquittal. Defense experts successfully demolished the government’s DNA evidence, but the judge said during the trial that Mr. Anwar’s accuser was credible and reliable. With parliamentary elections looming, the government might conclude that forcing Mr. Anwar back into the courtroom will distract and pull him away from the campaign trail. On the other hand, an appeal would be polarizing and cost the government the support of centrists and independents.

The second test will be whether the government implements key electoral reforms before elections are held. Mr. Najib’s government cracked down in July on Bersih 2.0, a coalition of organizations calling for free and fair elections. This demonstrated the ruling party’s fear that genuinely fair elections could cause them to lose power for the first time since 1957. However, after strong domestic and international criticism of its heavy-handed treatment of the marchers, the government backtracked and created a select parliamentary committee to propose election reforms. Among the proposals are using indelible ink to prevent voter fraud and allowing the opposition to have access to government-owned television and radio, which now act as propaganda outlets for the ruling United Malays National Organization (UMNO).

The trouble is that so far, none of the proposals have been carried out. The only thing worthy of note is a court decision earlier this month ruling that the one million Malaysians who reside overseas have no right to vote. Expatriate Malaysians, it should be noted, are generally believed to lean toward the opposition.

If UMNO fumbles electoral reform and squanders its newly earned goodwill, the opposition will get stronger. The growing pains and ideological differences that plagued the opposition coalition in years past have largely been overcome, and Mr. Anwar and his political associates express confidence that they could take power in a fair contest.

In contrast, Mr. Najib faces a constant uphill battle. Many of the economic and political reforms that he proposed were not implemented because of right-wing opposition from inside his party. He is regularly undercut in public by criticism from Malaysia’s very vocal former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, and in private by some of his most senior cabinet officers.

The public sees corruption on the rise and feels that UMNO supporters increasingly believe making money from government contracts is business as usual. Many Malaysians now use the word “kleptocracy” to describe their ruling class. This perception further undermines Mr. Najib’s calls for reform, making it seem as if no UMNO leader wants to crack down on this abuse, given its importance to maintaining the support of their political base. This perception is compounded by the fact that Mr. Najib has remained largely silent on the latest scandal, in which one cabinet minister’s family allegedly used public funds, targeted to increase cattle production, to buy luxury condominiums in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.

These weaknesses compound UMNO’s fear of losing power and increase the risk of over-reaction. The party will not go down without a fight, and neither will its supporters in the bureaucracy, media, and business worlds, who fear losing access to the financial gravy train. Because of the high stakes, those who benefit from corruption will make an all-out effort to keep the opposition from coming to power. A return to Mahathir-style strong-arm tactics should not be ruled out.

All this will make the coming election the most important in Malaysia’s history—and also its dirtiest. The international community needs to pay attention and hold Mr. Najib to his promise of political and electoral reform. Mr. Anwar’s acquittal is only the beginning of the country’s fight against political abuse and corruption.

Mr. Malott was the U.S. ambassador to Malaysia from 1995-98.

Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim Di Masjid Kampung Baru

Posted: 11 Jan 2012 11:37 PM PST

Makluman Media

Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim akan bersama menunaikan solat Jumaat, esok 13hb Januari,2012 di Masjid Kampung Baru

Gov’t Urged to Freeze NFC Assets Before EGM

Posted: 11 Jan 2012 09:46 PM PST

Malaysiakini

PKR has urged the government to freeze the assets of National Feedlot Corporation (NFC), prompted by fears that it may restructure itself this week, thus hampering police investigations on the company.

Party strategic director Rafizi Ramli said he has obtained information that the NFC will be holding an emergency general meeting and a board member meeting sometime this week. 

He said that the EGM was called within a suspiciously short three- day notice, which he claims shows that something was brewing.

“I understand among the agenda to be discussed including the takeover of the National Meat and Livestock Corporation, a company owned by Women and Family Development Minister Shahrizat Abdul Jalil’s family. NFC is a GLC through a special share owned by the Finance Ministry.

“I believe that the hurried action to call the NFC Board of directors and EGM may have untoward intention and may hamper on-going investigations by the authorities,” he said.

Rafizi also said that they want prime minister Najib Abdul Razak, who is also the Finance Minister not to sit on his laurels and intervene by freezing any activities and decision by the company from using the RM250 million fund given by the Malaysian government.

He said the proper move for Najib to ensure corporate governance should be to appoint proper special administrators to run the NFC, as the company has hitherto shown several cases of questionable practise.

Also present at the press conference is PKR’s investment and business bureau chairperson Wong Chen.

Photo Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim Bersama Prof Raj Mohan Gandhi Dan Isterinya Usha Gandhi di Panchgani, India

Posted: 11 Jan 2012 05:30 PM PST

Sinar keadilan Dari Mahkamah Jalan Duta

Posted: 11 Jan 2012 05:24 PM PST

Dari Harakah
Oleh Abdul Shukur Harun

Sejak awal Subuh lagi (Isnin), Masjid Wilayah Persekutuan, yang berada di depan Mahkamah Tinggi Jalan Duta didatangi ribuan umat Islam untuk mendengar keputusan kes perbicaraan liwat Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

Mereka menunaikan solat Subuh dan kemudian menuju ke kompleks mahkamah tersebut – tidak jauh dari situ dengan penuh semangat dan bersedia menerima apa saja keputusan mahkamah.

Dingin Subuh tidak terasa kerana ramainya orang yang hendak memberi sokongan kepada Anwar, seorang pemimpin pembangkang penuh karisma, yang menghadapi siri fitnah bertahun-tahun lamanya.

(Gambar: Awal Subuh mereka sudah berkumpul di Masjid Wilayah)

Sebahagian besar mereka yang datang menyangkakan, Anwar akan dijatuhkan hukuman bersalah, namun mereka menggagahkan diri untuk datang bagi meneruskan perjuangan ketua pembangkang itu.

Ertinya di sini, mereka bukan semata-mata datang untuk menyokong Anwar secara peribadi, tetapi mereka datang untuk menyokong perjuangan pemimpin Pakatan Rakyat itu bagi membebaskan Malaysia dari cengkaman politik Umno/BN yang korup.

Walaupun tenggelam dalam persepsi umum bahawa kemungkinan besar Anwar akan dihukum, orang ramai terus berjalan dengan aman ke pekarangan mahkamah tersebut dalam cuaca pagi yang semakin cerah.

Matahari sedikit demi sedikit menampakkan wajahnya, di balik rimbunan pohon-pohon di situ, seperti gadis sunti yang malu-malu. Dan orang ramai – pelbagai kaum – terus berkumpul. Teriakan 'Reformasi', 'Allahu Akbar' bergema. Ratusan wartawan dan juru-foto dari dalam dan luar negara turut sama dalam gelombang orang ramai itu

Ini membuktikan bahawa kes Liwat-11 Datuk Seri Anwar ini mendapat perhatian antarabangsa, di samping beliau sendiri adalah tokoh yang terkenal di peringkat antarabangsa.

Di tengah gegak gempita orang ramai menyambut para tokoh pembangkang yang tiba seorang demi seorang, pasukan polis berkawal dengan tenang, malah ada yang dengan ramah menyambut salam orang ramai, kontras dengan suasana Himpunan Bersih 2.0 dulu yang penuh dengan ketegangan.

Waktu berjalan dan degup jantung hampir setiap orang begitu kencang ketika menanti keputusan perbicaraan tersebut – suatu keputusan yang sangat akan membantu arah jalannya politik negara ini.

(Gambar: Presiden PAS yang datang untuk memberikan sokongan moral kepada Anwar)

Tetapi keadaan yang mendebarkan itu kemudian bertukar tiba-tiba dengan teriakan gembira orang ramai apabila diumumkan bahawa hakim Mahkamah Tinggi Kuala Lumpur Datuk Mohamad Zabidin Mohamad Diah memutuskan Anwar tidak bersalah dan mengarahkan supaya beliau dibebas dan dilepaskan.

Setelah mendapat pengesahan berita itu, penyokongnya terus melonjak kegembiraan dan menjerit, "Anwar tidak bersalah!". Kebanyakannya tercengang-cengang mendengar berita itu. Matahari pagi terus naik – menyaksikan peristiwa itu – seolah-olah ikut gembira kerana berakhirnya sebuah fitnah.

Ramai yang kelihatan begitu bergembira sambil memeluk antara satu dengan lain, bertepuk dan melaungkan "reformasi", "Allahu Akbar" tidak putus-putus.

Di dalam mahkamah yang penuh sesak, isteri Anwar, Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail mendakap suaminya dengan gembira dan menahan sebak setelah tertekan perasaan dan dukacita yang amat sangat sejak perbicaraan bermula pada tahun 2008. Namun wajahnya masih tergambar kesabaran dan ketabahan hati sebagai isteri seorang pemimpin yang paling banyak menerima ujian silih berganti.

Di tengah orang ramai itu ada suara terdengar perlahan, "Ini ketentuan Allah Yang Maha Kuasa, Allah masih menyayanginya. Allah membersihkannya dari fitnah.''

Anwar dan isteri kemudian keluar dari bangunan mahkamah dan diserbu oleh orang ramai yang hendak mengucapkan tahniah.

Anwar mengucapkan terima kasih kepada penyokongnya dan mengisytiharkan bahawa perjuangan mereka masih jauh dari tamat.
“Kita telah dengar tadi bahawa saya kini bebas. Tetapi ini bukanlah mengenai kebebasan saya saja. Perjuangan selepas ini adalah untuk membebaskan rakyat daripada terus dicengkam oleh kerajaan Barisan Nasional. Tugas kita sekarang ini ialah untuk membebaskan rakyat, untuk membebaskan rakyat," katanya berulang kali.

Beliau segera ditemui ramah oleh TV Aljazeera dan media lokal dan international yang lain.

Di tengah-tengah itu, tiba-tiba terdengar letupan beberapa kali tidak jauh dari pekarangan tersebut, namun orang ramai masih berkumpul dan berkumandang doa disampaikan oleh YDP PAS Gombak, Ustaz Salahuddin Nasir.

Selepas itu orang ramai pun bersurai perlahan-lahan dengan rasa lega atas keputusan tersebut. Namun mereka sedar, perjuangan ini belum berakhir, justru ada kemungkinan kes ini akan dibawa ke Mahkamah Rayuan dan Mahkamah Persekutuan. Sekali lagi orang ramai menyerahkan ketentuan ini kepada Allah Yang Maha Kuasa.

Di ini saya mencatatkan ingatan yang penting dari Mursyidul Am PAS, Tuan Guru Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat, yang menasihatkan pihak yang telah memfitnah Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim sebelum ini memohon maaf dengan segera.

(Gambar: Anwar pulang sebagai seorang yang bebas setelah diputuskan tidak bersalah)

Katanya, mereka yang membuat fitnah terhadap Anwar selama ini perlu memohon maaf kepada Anwar.

“Berdosa besar dan tidak akan masuk syurga selagi tidak memohon maaf darinya," ujarnya lagi.

Tuan Guru berpuasa sunat sehari hari ini (Selasa) bagi melahirkan rasa syukur atas keputusan mahkamah.

"Mudah-mudahan fitnah politik di negara ini tidak akan berlaku lagi," katanya.

Matahari semakin meninggi ketika medan Jalan Duta itu beransur lengang selepas orang ramai pulang dengan rasa gembira dan shukur kepada Ilahi. Yang tinggal hanyalah sampah saraf, kertas, botol-botol dan sebagainya menunggu dibersihkan oleh buruh bandaraya. Bangunan Mahkamah Tinggi yang ditinggalkan itu telah mencatat sejarah penting bahawa ada sinar keadilan memancar di sana

Nota BIPPA – Isu Pemikiran Umat Pasca Pembebasan DSAI

Posted: 11 Jan 2012 03:57 PM PST

KEBENCIAN, KEDENGKIAN, KESOMBONGAN DAN
DENDAM KESUMAT MASIH MEWARNAI SEGELINTIR PEMIKIRAN
UMAT ISLAM PASCA PEMBEBASAN DSAI.

 
Bagi setiap insan terdapat parameter yang menjadi panduan untuk dia berfikir dan bertindak. Seorang athies yang tidak mempercayai kewujudan tuhan, akan bertindak dalam kerangka kefahaman dan kepercayaannya itu. Begitu juga bagi kalangan yang mempercayai kewujudan tuhan, akan berfikir dan bertindak mengikut kehendak dan kepercayaan kepada arahan tuhan. Seorang muslim yang mempercayai kepada Allah sebagai Rabb (Tuhan) yang memiliki alam, mengurus dan mentadbir  sewajarnya bertindak mengikut kehendak kepercayaannya itu.

 

Mutaakhir ini bagaimana pemikiran  muslim bila bertembung dengan isu yang melibatkan hukum hakam agama ?. Kedengaran dari suara-suara tertentu yang meresahkan umat Islam, malah mengelirukan serta berlaku pelanggaran pada syariat dan lebih menyedihkan dia menyesatkan orang lain dalam tindakannya itu. Amat malang bagi kita apabila mencampuri kepentingan peribadi dan emosi  bila mengungkapkan perkara yang berkaitan dengan hukum agama.  Tidakkah pelik seorang yang bergelar muslim yang sepatutnya menuruti ajaran agama lantas bersedia untuk mengenepikan hukum bila berhadapan dengan isu-isu tertentu. Seharusnya agamalah yang meluruskan emosi dan  peribadi seorang muslim itu.

 

Rujukan kes yang ingin saya utarakan adalah berkaitan dengan fitnah liwat yang melibatkan DSAI. Bukan sekadar memberikan maklumbalas kepada keputusan mahkamah yang telah membersihkan DSAI daripada salahlaku tersebut. Tetapi bagaimana seorang muslim seharusnya berfikir dalam kerangka orang yang beragama dan yang memiliki Tuhan. Apa maknanya agama jika ia bukan untuk diamalkan dan dituruti jalannya.

 

Pasca keputusan diterima oleh orang kebanyakan, terutamanya penyokong PR dengan gembira, kesyukuran dan sebahagian dari episod kemenangan dalam perjuangan. Namun bagi orang yang membawa emosi dan peribadi sukar untuk menerima keputusan tersebut, lantas mengeluarkan kenyataan yang jelas melampaui batas-batas hukum dan syariat yang dianutinya. Kepercayaan bahawa berlaku peristiwa liwat tersebut kekal dalam minda mereka , kerana dendam kesumat, kebencian yang sukar dinyatakan serta kesombongan diri dan dikelirukan dengan fakta palsu.

 

Tidak ada asas langsung untuk kelompok ini menjustifikasikan liwat telah berlaku. Pertama dari sisi agama, jelas amat rapuh, tidak 'valid', bertentangan dengan kaedah mensabitkan perbuatan liwat. Malah membuat tuduhan tanpa bukti yang dipinta oleh syarak patut dikenakan hukuman qazaf. Kedua, bukti di mahkamah yang cuba dimanipulasi dengan  pelbagai cara dan kaedah saintifik juga ditolak. Apa lagi hujah kalau ia bukan suatu kesombongan, kebencian dan kedengkian serta dendam kesumat untuk  melakukan apa sahaja, walaupun ia bertentangan dengan agama sendiri.

 

Saya cuba untuk membawa pemikiran pembaca untuk melihat dari sisi agama, dengan mengenepikan sentimen kepartaian dan ketaasuban. Jauh sekali untuk memaksumkan insan yang bernama Anwar Ibrahim. Kerana apabila ia melibatkan soal hukum hakam syariat, sewajibnya seorang muslim itu mengutamakan agama lebih dari segalanya. Perkara ini saya tegaskan berkali-kali dalam pertemuan, kuliah atau berbicara dengan sahabat-sahabat supaya jangan kita terlajak untuk menghukum seseorang dengan hukuman yang melibatkan syariat Allah. Termasuk kepada musuh-musuh dalam politik kepartaian. Tidak ada sebab juga untuk kita membalas serangan dan tuduhan sebagaimana kita menerima tohmahan dan fitnah dari musuh politik.

 

Sering saya ingatkan sahabat-sahabat, supaya menjaga lidah daripada membuat tuduhan zina atau liwat kepada musuh politik kita, kerana kita tidak ada asas dari sudut agama untuk menjustifikasikan tuduhan. Maklumat yang berupa "hear say" tidak membenarkan kita untuk membuat tuduhan yang melibatkan hukum syariat. Serangan kepada musuh politik juga mesti dipelihara adap dan batasan agama, supaya kita tidak melanggar tanpa alasan yang syarie. Kerana menuduh seorang muslim baik lelaki atau wanita yang terkenal suci melakukan zina dan liwat amat berat disisi agama.

 

Kesimpulan dari topik perbincangan ini, saya ingin mengajak semua muslimin dan muslimat untuk kembali ke jalan yang telah ditetapkan syariat. Sekiranya begitu kehendak syariat maka begitulah kata kita. Walaupun di hadapan kita ada musuh yang sepatutnya diganyang semahunya, namun syariat tidak membenarkan, maka patuhilah syariat. Bersifat tawaduk dan menghormati syariat mengatasi segala-galanya mudah-mudahan hidup kita penuh keberkatan dan mendapat keredhoan illahi.

 
Disediakan oleh :
Ahmad bin Kasim,
Pengerusi Biro Pemahaman dan Pemantapan Agama (PKR)
Ahli Parlimen Kawasan Kuala Kedah.

Jemputan Media Untuk Konvensyen Pakatan Rakyat Kali Ketiga

Posted: 11 Jan 2012 07:42 AM PST

JEMPUTAN MEDIA
Tarikh: 11hb. Januari 2012
 
 
JEMPUTAN MEDIA UNTUK MEMBUAT LIPUTAN SEPANJANG KONVENSYEN PAKATAN RAKYAT KALI KETIGA
 
Merujuk kepada perkara di atas, dimaklumkan bahawa Konvensyen Pakatan Rakyat Kali Ketiga akan diadakan seperti berikut:
 
Tarikh              :   14 Januari 2012 (Sabtu)
Masa               :   8:00 am – 5:00 pm (sila rujuk Tentatif yang dilampirkan)
Tempat            :   Stadium Sultan Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah Suka Menanti
Alor Setar, Kedah

 
Konvensyen kali ini akan bermula pada malam sebelumnya dengan acara Mega Ceramah di 14 Parlimen di seluruh negeri Kedah iaitu pada Jumaat, 13 Jan 2012.
 
Setelah acara di sebelah siang Sabtu, 14 Jan 2012 tamat, Rapat Rakyat Perdana akan dianjurkan pada sebelah malam.

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