Khamis, 1 September 2011



Time for reforms running out, Kit Siang warns Najib

Posted: 01 Sep 2011 12:56 AM PDT

Dr Shafie Abu Bakar

Dr Shafie Abu Bakar

KE arah PERUBAHAN, sejauhmanakah Perlaksanaannya Oleh Pakatan Rakyat ?

Posted: 01 Sep 2011 05:26 PM PDT

念群与沙登人民同在 | Nie Ching for Serdang

念群与沙登人民同在 | Nie Ching for Serdang

[Youtube@Bersih 2.0] EVYbody: 709阿JIB哥唔沖涼 (with Eng subtitles)

Posted: 01 Sep 2011 08:38 AM PDT

Satu MV yang bermutu tinggi, dari lagu, pelakon dan video. Malaysia's got Talent!


i n t a n h i j a u

i n t a n h i j a u


Posted: 01 Sep 2011 08:05 AM PDT

Berkunjung di rumah saudara mara. Bertemulah dengan seorang sepupu yang berjawatan tinggi dalam parti UMNO peringkat Bahagian. Dia kata, pilihan raya dah dekat. Paling awal berlaku pada bulan Januari 2012 dan selewat-lewatnya Mac 2012....betul ke...?

Lim Guan Eng

Lim Guan Eng

CM will be in Guangzhou from 31 Aug to 2 Sept 2011(en/cn)

Posted: 31 Aug 2011 10:46 PM PDT

Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng will lead a 50 person delegates from Penang to Guangzhou, China from 31st August till 2nd September 2011 for the China (Guangzhou) International Tourism Industry Expo 2011. The expo will be held at Poly World Trade Center Expo, Guangzhou from September 2nd – 5th, 2011.The delegation will comprise members from MATTA, Penang Peranakan Mansion, REHDA and Malaysian Association of Hotels and Budget Hotel Association.

The market in Guangzhou and China has vast potential and therefore, the delegation is vigorously promoting Penang there. Over 30 countries including Malaysia will be participating in this Expo with over 1000 booths. There is a need to expand Penang’s presence in the critical China tourism market if Penang wans to transform itself into a destination of choice for tourists. Without the China tourism market, it would be difficult to achieve Penang aspirations of relying on more than 50% of its GDP on services and the tourism sector. Tourism will be not only help Penang achieve its aspirations of being a high-income economy but also allow all sectors to benefit directly as business is generally conducted on a cash basis.

There is a need for the vast Chinese tourism market to discover Penang which is famous not only for its food, but also the seascapes and the beauty of our hills and island. Coupled with a UNESCO World Heritage City in George Town, Penang offers a unique yet a certain familiarity for Chinese tourists who are comfortable in the culture and language. In this expo, The Penang State Tourism Development and Culture office will be promoting Penang together with Tourism Malaysia. The Chief Minister will also officiate the opening of the Malaysia-Penang Pavilion at the expo.

The Chief Minister of Penang YAB Lim Guan Eng and the Penang delegation will pay a courtesy visit to the City Mayor of Zhong San and also top leaders of Guangzhou province to establish goodwill and friendship ties between both states and cities. The Chief Minister will be accompanied by his wife YB Betty Chew and State EXCO members comprising of YB Danny Law and YB Lim Hock Seng.

Released by:
Cheong Yin Fan
Press Secretary to Chief Minister of Penang








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Comment on How many years did Khazanah sleep on the huge debts owed by Alwafeer Air to MAS? by Anonymous

Posted: 01 Sep 2011 09:31 AM PDT

Oh oh , all hell gonna break loose and shit gonna hit the fan. All the crooks, better run for cover.

Comment on How many years did Khazanah sleep on the huge debts owed by Alwafeer Air to MAS? by Cheng

Posted: 01 Sep 2011 08:34 AM PDT

Why is Najib keeping dead wood like Nor Yacob, Azman Mokhtar and etc. They are not serving the rakyat. They seemed to serve themselves and their friends.

This Alwafeer Air matter is serious. It shows that Aman Mokhtar and Nor Yacob are both not fit to hold high office. How can Khazanah went into the share swap under the pretext of helping MAS and at the same time Alwafeer was owing MAS million and million of RM and yet Khazanah slept on it.

This is a clear case of Harapkan Pagar Pagar makan padi.

If Azman Mokhtar and Nor Yacob have any honour, they would tender their resignation and take responsibilities for all the nonsense. YB please screw them in Parliament nice and proper until they could not recognise their own children. Disgusting lot.


Posted: 01 Sep 2011 08:25 AM PDT

YB, I cannot help but being suspicious that there are people in power that be that have interest in Air Asia. First the boost up Air Asia shares while at the same time depressed MAS shares. After the share swap, they proceed by killing Fireflyz – thus getting rid of a competitor. Next, they are going to scrap all MAS routes that duplicate Air Asia. The whole is scheme is nothing more than to protect Air Asia at the expense of MAS and the tax-payers. The speed and the force at which the whole deal was cooked up can only point to people with power.

Comment on How many years did Khazanah sleep on the huge debts owed by Alwafeer Air to MAS? by Rashid

Posted: 01 Sep 2011 08:05 AM PDT

If this was true then Azman Mokhtar, Idris Jala and Nor Yacob must face serious actions. Should be sacked from Khazanah and the government. They are not fit to look after public affairs.

MACC should be called in to investigate them too. How can they allowed MAS to deliver 3 jumbo jets without proper documentations and then no actions taken to recover debts fro Alwafeer Air. What good are they to remain in their positions. They should be sent to the long kang – that is where they belong.

Azman Mokhtar must immediately resign if this is true.

Comment on How many years did Khazanah sleep on the huge debts owed by Alwafeer Air to MAS? by Pemberhati

Posted: 01 Sep 2011 06:38 AM PDT

Orang yang diamanahkan , bertanggongjawap bagi menjamin kepenting negara dan rakyat rakyat Malaysia tidak amanah harus dipechat segera.Sekiranya pemecatan tidak diambil pasti 101% GE13 BN akan kecundng.

Rakyat dah jelak dengan pegawai2 kerajaan , Menteri2 dan CEO2 GLC yang korup dan mementingkan koroni.

Comment on How many years did Khazanah sleep on the huge debts owed by Alwafeer Air to MAS? by Anonymous

Posted: 01 Sep 2011 04:54 AM PDT

I was told that this was done during Idris’ tenure as CEO. There were many internal objections but it was railroaded.

In the end the MAS crew were held to “ransom” where they and the aircraft were not allowed to leave the country.

The crew only got back just before Hari Raya.

Comment on How many years did Khazanah sleep on the huge debts owed by Alwafeer Air to MAS? by arjuna waspada

Posted: 01 Sep 2011 03:42 AM PDT

Huulamakk !!!Saya tak percaya ada orang orang dapat gaji besar besar dan dapat pingat kebesaran negara bolih tak buat kerja atua play possum. .
Ini macam punya orang sudah potong kepala kita rakyat malaysia.
YB terima kasih ,kerana ada expose worms in can.
arjuna waspada
changkat lobak.


Posted: 01 Sep 2011 03:15 AM PDT

Dear friends, tony secret weapon is his golden girls.


Posted: 01 Sep 2011 12:32 AM PDT

Salleh Tabrani and Zaiful? I’d rather AK take the lead in MAS than those two. Please Help MAS, YB. Raise some serious hell in Parliament. Don’t let the Malaysians be fooled by the AK-friendly media. It’s OUR MONEY they are throwing around here. God bless you.


Posted: 31 Aug 2011 11:34 PM PDT

I agree with Kenny that’s why i do not read any reports by Star or Malaysian Insider on AirAsia because they were trying to insult our intelligence. Too partisan and bent in their desire to prop up ailing companies like AirAsia and AIrAsia X.

If Khazanah wants to invest in aviation industry there are many other airline worth investing. Definitely not this AirAsia X, a company with many who are very close friends of Azman Mokhtar, Rashdan and this Nor Yacob.

We must carry on exposing the ultimate objective of the dirty share swap to bleed MAS and Khazanah. The first thing we have to do is to get rid of the rubbish in Khaznah. Correct the 4th floor rubbish in Khazanah, MAS itself and the Ministry of Finance otherwise we will see the demise of MAS very soon and the name will be changed to AIrAsia or AirAsia XX. Further, there will be many more 4th floor deal to come. Lets stop it at the bud now.

The share swap is a con job from the start. How could Najib allow it? I just don’t understand. Was it because Nazir of CIMB? My advice to Nazir: there are other deals.Stay out of this share swap unless you want to kill your brother, the PM.

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Posted: 31 Aug 2011 10:59 PM PDT

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PRU-13: PAS sasar 60 kerusi Parlimen

Posted: 01 Sep 2011 02:26 AM PDT

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KUALA TERENGGANU, 1 Sept: PAS mensasarkan untuk menang di 60 kerusi Parlimen dalam pilihan raya umum akan datang, kata Presidennya, Datuk Seri Tuan Guru Abdul Hadi Awang.

"Strategi 2008, kita nak menang negeri dan kita telah berjaya tadbir tiga negeri. Kali ini disamping nak menang negeri, kita nak tambah kerusi Parlimen," kata beliau di hadapan kira-kira 500 anak perantauan Terengganu.

Majlis perjumpaan Hari Raya ini diadakan di Dewan Datuk Wan Mutalib, Komplek PAS Kuala Terengganu.

Turut menyertai majlis itu adalah pimpinan PAS Terengganu yang dipimpin pesuruhjayanya Mohamad Abdul Wahid Endut.

Seluruh penyokong PAS yang pulang bereya di Terengganu berkumpul di situ bersama keluarga masing-masing.

Di samping menyediakan juadah raya, kanak-kanak diberikan duit raya yang disampaikan oleh Abdul Wahid.

Dalam pilihan raya umum 2008, pemimpin PAS menjadi pemimpin tiga negeri iaitu Kelantan, Kedah dan Perak namun Perak jatuh kembali apabila dirampas melalui pembelian tiga Adun Pakatan.

Untuk pilihan raya akan datang, kata Abdul Hadi, PAS mensasarkan untuk mengambil 25 daripada 75 kerusi yang dimiliki oleh Umno sekarang.

"Kita yakin, jika kita mendapat 60 kerusi, sokongan seluruh masyarakat negara akan berpaling kepada PAS dan Pakatan dari Umno dan BN sekarang," katanya.

Dalam usaha untuk mendapat kerusi itu, PAS katanya memerlukan sokongan pengundi Islam dan Melayu sebagai teras.

"Kalau nak undi -slam kena fahami hati budi Melayu melalui pendekatandakwah, budi perkerti dan pujukan...saya yakin mereka boleh berubah.

"Perlu ambil masa, sabar..pujuk mereka.. Perkenal Islam melalui contoh yang baik. Misalnya bila tidak ada seorang pun wakil rakyat PAS yang boleh dibeli, orang bukan Islam beri sokongan kepada kitan," kata Abdul Hadi.

Idham Care rancang bina Kompleks Pendidikan berkonsep senibina Cina.

Posted: 31 Aug 2011 07:32 PM PDT

Gambar Hiasan : Masjid Jubli Perak Sultan Ismail Petra atau Mesjid Beijing di Rantau Panjang Kelantan yang sepenuhnya bercirikan senibina Cina.

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Azmi Aziz

PARIT BUNTAR, 1 Sept.:-Idham Care akan melancarkan secara rasmi skim wakaf tanah di sebidang tanah seluas 4 ekar di Titi Serong dengan harga wakaf RM 10 sekaki persegi pada Ahad 25 september ini, demikian seperti yang diumumkan oleh Pengerusi Idham Care dalam Facebooknya kelmarin.

Tanah tersebut adalah bagi membina sebuah pusat pendidikan yang diperkenalkan oleh Drs. Khalil dalam FB nya untuk kali pertama dengan nama Kompleks Pendidikan Darul Anwar yang akan dikelolakan sepenuhnya oleh NGO Idham Care.

Menurutnya yang juga merupakan ADUN Titi Serong bahawa kutipan wakaf tanah tersebut disekitar KL telah bermula sejak 25 Ramadhan lepas.

Kompleks ini antaranya akan mengandungi Maahad Tahfiz Darul Anwar dan Pusat Penjagaan Anak Yatim & Saudara Baru Ummu Aiman.

Harapan beliau dalam FB nya itu supaya siapnya kompleks ini dalam tempoh 2 tahun akan datang. Beliau juga mendoakan semuga Allah mempermudahkan kerja yang telah bermula pada bulan Ramdhan yang mulia.

"Semuga dengan rahmat dan kemulian Ramadhan menyaksikan sebuah kompleks yang bercirikan senibina Cina seperti surau, pejabat dan pintu gerbang " katanya.

Semasa dihubungi beliau memaklumkan usaha untuk membina kompleks ini diharapkan mendapat sokongan dari semua pihak khususnya dalam soal pengumpulan dana yang berjumlah yang besar yang mungkin kos yang mencecah lebih RM 3 juta.

"Saya berharap dalam tempoh terdekat segala persiapan untuk majlis pecah tanah dan pelancaran rasmi skim wakaf itu akan berjalan dengan lancar" Katanya.

Mengenai ciri sebina Cina yang disebutkan dalan FB nya beliau menjelaskan usaha ini adalah untuk menarik minat dan menghilang rasa curiga orang Cina kepada agama Islam yang dianggap sebagai agama orang Melayu.

"Lagipun kita sudah biasa melihat banyak mesjid dan surau menggunakan konsep senibina Arab-Turki, Apalagi tidak ada bentuk khusus yang disebutkan oleh Rasulullah dalam soal membina mesjid atau surau, kerana itu apalah salahnya saya merperbanyakkan koleksi rumah ibadah orang Islam dengan konsep senibina Cina" jelasnya.

"Imej utama bagi kompleks ini ialah Surau yang boleh menampung jemaah sekitar 500 orang dengan bercirikan senibina Cina. Begitu juga pintu gebang dan bangunan pejabat yang juga akan menggunakan konsep yang sama" Jelasnya.

Beliau juga mengharapkan sesiapa yang ingin menyumbang dan membeli tanah wakaf tersebut boleh menghubungi beliau di no talipon 019-4759697, dan sumbangan boleh disalurkan ke akaun Maybank atas nama IDHAM CARE No. Akaun : 558417102650.

Kerajaan China Tidak Melarang Masyarakat Islam di Xinjiang Berpuasa

Posted: 31 Aug 2011 08:23 AM PDT

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Bulan Ramadan merupakan bulan yang paling mulia bagi semua masyarakat Islam di seluruh dunia. Di China pula, lebih 20 juta penduduk yang beragama Islam menunaikan ibadah puasa dan bersolat tarawih dalam bulan ini. Bagaimanapun, Ramadan yang suci juga dipolitikkan oleh sebahagian kumpulan antikerajaan China di luar negara yang menganggap mereka mewakili masyarakat Islam di Wilayah Autonomi Uygur Xinjiang China. Pada 8 Ogos lalu, Utusan Malaysia menerbitkan rencana dari Kongres Sedunia Uygur yang mengkritik kerajaan China melarang mesyarakat Islam di Urumuqi menjalankan sebarang aktiviti keagamaan. Restoran halal milik etnik Uygur pula dituntut buka pada siang hari.

Sebuah restoran halal di Urumqi, Xinjiang tidak membuka perniagaan pada bulan Ramadan. Pada pintunya dilekatkan notis yang bermaksud "Minta maaf, kami tidak berniaga pada bulan Ramadan".

Baiertiyar, seorang pegawai Jawatankuasa Agama di Wilayah Autonomi Uygur Xinjiang menafikan khabar angin itu dengan mengatakan bahawa, sebagai seorang yang beragama Islam, kakitangan mereka setiap hari telah berkunjung ke puluhan masjid tempatan untuk bersolat dan berbuka puasa bersama-sama masyarakat Islam tempatan. Setiap malam ribuan yang berbuka puasa bersama. Jika benar seperti apa yang didakwa oleh Kongres Sedunia Uygur, sesiapa pun yang mahu masuk ke masjid perlu menunjukkan kad pengenalan dan mendaftar dulu, ini akan menggunakan waktu begitu panjang dan tidak mungkin berlaku. Penduduk etnik Uygur tempatan pula menyatakan, mereka tidak pernah mendengar maklumat tersebut di Urumqi.

Jadi, sumber maklumat Kongres Sedunia Uygur dari mana? Pertubuhan ini yang beribu pejabat di Jerman, merupakan organisasi yang disusun semula dengan beberapa kumpulan pemisah Xinjiang di luar negara, termasuk beberapa kumpulan yang telah disifatkan sebagai kumpulan keganasan oleh masyarakat antarabangsa. Setelah berlakunya peristiwa 11 september, kumpulan-kumpulan tersebut takut menjadi sasaran dalam perang antikeganasan dan menyusun semula pertubuhan dan dikenali dengan nama Kongres sedunia Uygur. Pertubuhan ini mendalangi peristiwa 5 Julai yang berlaku di Xinjiang pada tahun 2009 dan mengakibatkan 197 orang terbunuh. Menjejaskan keamanan dan keharmonian di Xinjiang merupakan kaedah mereka untuk mendapat perhatian masyarakat antarabangsa, khususnya negara barat dan juga mendapat sokongan dana dari sesepihak.

Untuk mengetahui keadaan benar di Xinjiang, China mengalu-alukan rakan dari masyarakat Islam melawat ke Xinjiang dan menengok dengan mata sendiri. Kebetulan CRI sedang menganjurkan aktiviti "Xinjiang dalam Lensa Kamera", mengundang wartawan dari masyarakat Islam di Afrika dan Asia, termasuk wartawan dari "Bernama" Malaysia untuk membuat liputan ke Xinjiang. Kami berharap gambar-gambar yang diambil oleh mereka di Xinjiang dapat membantu anda memahami Xinjiang yang sebenar.

Satelit "Change II" Dilancarkan dengan Jayanya

Posted: 31 Aug 2011 08:21 AM PDT

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Satelit "Chang'e II" telah memasuki orbit bumi-matahari sekitar titik Lagrangian L2, kira-kira 1.5 juta kilometer dari permukaan bulan. China merupakan negara ketiga memasuki titik tersebut selepas Agensi Angkasa Eropah dan A.S.

Demikian dimaklumkan oleh Jabatan Industri Sains dan Teknologi Pertahanan Negara China. Satelit "Chang'e II" dilancarkan 6 bulan lalu untuk tujuan penyelidikan selama setahun.

Satelit "Chang'e II" berjaya memasuki permukaan bulan lagrangian L2 pada 8 hingga 9 Jun lalu dan mencapai sasarannya pada 20 Jun lalu.CRI/-

Kaum Islam Wunan Tunaikan Solat Aidilfitri

Posted: 31 Aug 2011 08:21 AM PDT

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Imam Masjid Wunan, Wang Jinyu sedang menyampaikan khutbah Hari Raya Aidilfitri yang bertajuk: "Pendidikan Keluarga Tidak Boleh Diabaikan".

Umat Islam tempatan kelihatan keluar dari Masjid Wunan selepas selesai menunaikan solat Aidilfitri. Menurut tradisi, selepas bersolat, kaum lelaki setiap keluarga akan bertolak untuk menziarahi kubur keluarga.

Makanan Hari Raya di Ningxia China.

Posted: 31 Aug 2011 08:19 AM PDT

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Huahua, sejenis gorengan yang diperbuat daripada tepung gandum, telur dan gula merupakan makanan yang paling popular dalam kalangan umat Islam sempena Hari Raya Aidilfitri.

Sanzi, sejenis gorengan yang diperbuat daripada tepung gandum, telur dan gula merupakan makanan yang paling popular dalam kalangan umat Islam sempena Hari Raya Aidilfitri. Sanzi amat laris dijual di Yinchuan, Ningxia.

Masyarakat Islam di Beijing Sambut Hari Raya Aidilfitri di Jalan Niujie

Posted: 31 Aug 2011 08:15 AM PDT

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Suasana yang meriah di kawasan Masjid Niujie, Beijing pada hari raya Aidilfitri 2011

Suasana yang meriah di kawasan Masjid Niujie

Kaum wanita juga meramaikan Masjid Niujie pada hari raya Aidilfitri

Hari Raya Aidilfitri Disambut Meriah oleh 10 Etnik Minoriti Xinjiang yang Beragama Islam

Posted: 31 Aug 2011 08:14 AM PDT

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Hari Raya Aidilfitri disambut dengan meriah di Wilayah Autonomi Uygur Xinjiang, China yang mempunyai 11 juta penduduk beragama Islam. Penduduk beragama Islam yang terdiri daripada 10 etnik minoriti di Xinjiang menikmati dua hari cuti sempena Hari Raya Aidilfitri yang jatuh pada 31 Ogos ini.

Di bandar Urumqi, ibu kota Wilayah Autonomi Uygur Xinjiang, pasar raya tempatan dibanjiri para pelanggan yang datang membeli kuih-muih tradisional dan barangan kegunaan untuk menyambut hari raya. Seorang pelanggan memberitahu wartawan: "Kami amat berpuas hati dengan pasar raya ini kerana semua barang dapat dibeli di sini. Saya bersyukur kerana gaji semakin meningkat dan rezeki pun bertambah murah."

Syarikat Aerman kini mengusahakan rangkaian pasar raya makanan halal yang paling besar di Xinjiang. Sebulan sebelum hari raya, pasar raya mula membuat persiapan untuk menyediakan lebih 20 ribu jenis barangan serta 15 ribu jenis makanan untuk memenuhi permintaan pelanggan Islam. Petugas pasar raya Aerman berkata: "Bekalan kuih-muih tradisional lebih banyak berbanding dengan Hari Raya pada tahun lepas. Ini kerana pihak pengeluar telah meningkatkan jumlah pengeluaran sempena sambutan hari raya. Maka, harganya pun lebih rendah berbanding masa dahulu."

Sambutan Hari Raya Aidilfitri pada tahun ini membawa lebih banyak kebahagiaan kepada penduduk Islam Xinjiang yang dapat merayakannya di rumah baharu. Encik Ma Xuejun, pemilik sebuah restoran kecil di Xinjiang antara seorang penduduk tempatan yang baru berpindah ke rumah baharu atas inisiatif kerajaan yang memperbaiki penginapan penduduk. Beliau memberitahu wartawan: "Berbanding dengan masa dahulu, rumah sekarang memang lebih baik, bukan sahaja besar, tetapi juga kawasan perumahannya lebih bersih. Kami berasa amat gembira kerana boleh menjamu tetamu pada Hari Raya Aidilfitri di rumah baharu. CRI/-

Selepas 50 tahun, Singapura serah kemudahan loji air

Posted: 31 Aug 2011 08:09 AM PDT

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JOHOR BAHRU 31 Ogos – Sultan Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar hari ini berkenan menyaksikan majlis penyerahan kemudahan loji rawatan air dan rumah pam secara rasmi oleh Lembaga Perbekalan Awam Singapura (PUB) kepada kerajaan negeri Johor.

Majlis menandatangani penyerahan dua loji rawatan air dan dua rumah pam milik PUB disempurnakan secara bersama oleh Pengerusi PUB, Tan Gee Paw dan Setiausaha Kerajaan Negeri, Obet Tawil di Loji Air Gunung Pulai di sini.

Turut hadir pada majlis bersejarah itu ialah Menteri Besar Johor, Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman dan Menteri Sekitaran dan Sumber Air Singapura, Dr Vivian Balakrishnan.

Selain Loji Air Gunung Pulai, PUB menyerahkan Loji Air Sungai Skudai, Rumah Pam Tebrau dan Rumah Pam Pontian berikutan kontrak bekalan air selama 50 tamat antara PUB dan kerajaan negeri Johor di bawah Perjanjian Air 1961 hari ini.

Dalam ucapan pada majlis itu, Abdul Ghani mengucapkan terima kasih kepada PUB kerana mengurus dan menjaga semua kemudahan loji rawatan air dan rumah pam berkenaan dalam keadaan baik sepanjang tempoh perjanjian tersebut.

"Loji rawatan air Gunung Pulai adalah berkualiti tinggi dan kerajaan Johor bercadang meneruskan usaha baik PUB itu," katanya.

Beliau juga berkata, kerajaan negeri menimbang untuk menaiktaraf semua kemudahan berkenaan demi menampung permintaan bekalan air bagi penduduk Johor Bahru dan Pontian. – Bernama

Ribut Nanmadol landa China

Posted: 31 Aug 2011 08:07 AM PDT

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SHANGHAI: Ribut Nanmadol menyebabkan hujan lebat dan tanah runtuh di selatan China awal pagi tadi, namun tiada sebarang kematian dilaporkan.

Sekurang-kurangnya 16 terkorban dalam Ribut Nanmadol di Filipina pada hujung minggu lalu manakala seorang penunggang motosikal maut dan tanah runtuh mengakibatkan lebih 300 orang terperangkap di kampung terpencil di Taiwan, Isnin lalu.

Namun, ribut mula perlahan selepas melanda wilayah Fujian, selatan China awal pagi tadi, kata Pusat Meteorologi Kebangsaan China. - AFP

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Humane decision as Malaysian plan springs a leak

Posted: 31 Aug 2011 08:53 PM PDT

David Marr The Sydney Morning Herald September 1, 2011 Opinion ‘A devastating blow for the government’ It’s about fairness. For a long time the High Court has ticked off on the remarkable difficulties Australia puts in the way of asylum seekers who come here by boat. Even mandatory detention for life has been given the [...]

Merdeka! Are we truly free?

Posted: 31 Aug 2011 07:57 PM PDT

Jeswan Kaur Free Malaysia Today August 31, 2011 Corruption, nepotism, cronyism and the abuse of the judiciary and legislation have marred the significance of Aug 31. COMMENT Aug 31 is a day of reflection, of taking cognisance of the fact that the country's independence or Merdeka can no longer be taken for granted, that too [...]

Quo Vadis Malaysia

Posted: 31 Aug 2011 07:15 PM PDT

Never in recent decades had Merdeka Day on August 31 been marked with a greater sense of angst and disquiet by Malaysians than yesterday because of incessant disunifying developments not only over the past several months but also the past few days. Malaysians flew the national flag yesterday but most of them have a common [...]

MRT project: Chinatown traders slam SPAD for broken promise

Posted: 31 Aug 2011 07:11 PM PDT

By Yow Hong Chieh The Malaysian Insider Sep 01, 2011 KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 1 — Jalan Sultan traders, who risk losing property to the Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit (KVMRT), have slammed the public transport regulator for going back on its promise to leave their buildings intact. Spokesman Judy Tan said the Land Public Transport [...]

What is Merdeka without free and fair elections?

Posted: 31 Aug 2011 07:06 PM PDT

by Ashvin Raj Malaysiakini Aug 26, 11 As we draw near to Merdeka Day, I begin to reflect on the real meaning of Merdeka. We may have gained independence from the British in 1957 but have we gained true freedom from our colonial masters? Have we grown as a nation united with one common goal [...]

50+4 Malaysia: Malaysia, I Still Love You..

Posted: 31 Aug 2011 06:55 PM PDT

by QuaChee (As per my previous years, I’m continuing my writings for beloved Malaysia this 2011.. in conjunction with her 54th birthday.) Dear Malaysia You seem so cool when I was younger You seem near perfect when from abroad But now that we are together The imperfections are clear Racism The antics of politicians Rising [...]

Anwar Ibrahim

Anwar Ibrahim

Malaysian Solution: Always a Bad Idea

Posted: 01 Sep 2011 02:02 AM PDT

by Julian Burnside

The High Court ruled yesterday that the Malaysian Solution was not lawful.

The majority decision turns on the nature of Australia’s obligations under the Refugees Convention. They held that, if Australia sends boat people away without considering their claim for protection, it can only do so if the receiving country offers the same protection as Australia is obliged to offer. The result is entirely consistent with the spirit of the Refugees Convention, which was designed to spread the burden of refugee flows, rather than leaving them to be borne by countries adjacent to trouble spots.

Leave aside the politics of it, the Malaysian Solution was always a bad idea. We can assume that the Australian Government intended to treat the 4,000 refugees resettled from Malaysia as part of our offshore resettlement quota. It presently offsets informal boat arrivals against the offshore resettlement quota. Accordingly the Malaysian arrangement was neutral on total refugee arrival rates. So it was not going to reduce the number of refugees received in Australia each year, but it was going to cost the Australian taxpayer about $200 million. Weird economics.

Paradoxically, the arrangement may have constituted a significant pull factor, at least for a time. The reason for this is that Malaysia does not allow refugees to work. The deal with Malaysia would have notionally allowed transferees to work. Refugees currently living in Malaysia waiting for resettlement would have had a powerful incentive to try to get to Australia in order to be transferred back to Malaysia and receive work rights. For a person who faces the prospect of waiting up to 15 years before being resettled, the incentive to act this way would have been very strong. If that pull factor had in fact operated, it is likely that the quota of 800 transferees would have filled pretty quickly, and would have achieved very little for Australia apart from adding significantly to the cost of deterring boat arrivals. If, as a result, Australia and Malaysia increased the quota under the arrangement, then the cost would have increased proportionally, but so would the pull factor.

So what should be done now?

At present, Australia has a system of indefinite mandatory detention of boat people. The detention is mandatory, because the Migration Act requires that non-citizens without a visa must be detained and must remain in detention until given a visa or until removed from Australia. While the Minister has a discretion about the mode of detention, detention remains mandatory, and even “community detention” falls far short of actual freedom.

Detention is indefinite because it has no fixed end point: detention continues until the person receives a visa (which may take years) or until they are removed from Australia. Removal from Australia may not happen until after years of processing, and in some cases turns out to be impossible – for example, where a person is stateless. Where a person is refused a visa but cannot be removed from Australia, the High Court decision of al Kateb says that they may be held in detention for the rest of their life, notwithstanding that they have not committed any offence.

Changing policy in an attempt to deter boat people from seeking entry to Australia rests on several important assumptions. The first is that the fear of what Australia might do to them exceeds the fear from which they are fleeing. That proposition is quite implausible. In the past 15 years, most boat arrivals have been Afghan Hazaras fleeing the Taliban, Iraquis fleeing Saddam Hussein, Iranians fleeing the theocracy in that country, and Tamils fleeing genocide in Sri Lanka. Not surprisingly, a very high percentage (approximately 80-95 per cent) of boat people ultimately establish an entitlement to protection.

The second assumption is that asylum seekers have the wherewithal to research the treatment they are likely to receive if they seek safety in Australia. There is no evidence to suggest that people desperate enough to take the risks associated with unauthorised arrival in Australia have ever had the time or resources to investigate the many changes in Australia’s policy settings concerning asylum seekers.

The third assumption, which is bound up with the second, is that people smugglers are a reliable source of information for their passengers. It is in the highest degree unlikely that people smugglers reveal candidly to their customers that they face mandatory detention, or removal to Malaysia, or any other hardship which the government of the day seeks to impose as a deterrent.

It is therefore difficult to assume that anything done by Australia will make any appreciable difference to the arrival rate of boat people.

If things are left as they are, Australia will continue to face the following problems associated with the present system: needless infliction of mental harm on detainees and damage to Australia’s reputation as a nation which cares about human rights. And don’t forget the huge cost: mandatory detention costs us about $1 billion a year.

There is simply no merit in the idea of detaining people indefinitely just because they have arrived in Australia by boat. Asylum seekers also arrive by air: typically they arrive on short-term visas such as business, tourist or student visas. Once in Australia, they apply for asylum. Once their initial visa expires, they are given a bridging visa pending assessment of their claim for asylum. This may take years, but they remain in the community while it happens. Most of these asylum claims fail on the merits (only about 20 per cent succeed). By contrast, about 80-90 per cent of boat arrivals ultimately succeed in their claim for asylum, but they are detained during the entire process.

The arrival rate of asylum seekers who come by air is two or three times greater than the arrival rate of boat people.

A question inevitably arises: what is the justification for detaining boat people indefinitely, at vast expense, when most of them will ultimately succeed in their claim for protection but will be damaged more or less severely by the process? To this question, it seems that the only genuine answer is an appeal to political advantage.

There was one interesting feature of the Malaysian deal. Australia negotiated an arrangement with Malaysia which involved minimal detention before the transferees were to be released into the community with work rights. What a cracking idea! If Australia capped initial detention to just a month for health and security checks, overcrowding in detention would be solved instantly; the cost of operating the detention system would reduce dramatically; and the foreseeable mental harm which is caused by indefinite detention would stop.

It is not clear why the Australian Government thinks it necessary or desirable to detain boat people indefinitely when they do not think it necessary or desirable for Malaysia to detain those same boat people (except for preliminary health and security checks), and do not think it necessary or desirable to detain asylum seekers who come to Australia by plane.

The big question is whether the Government or the Opposition can forget about populism and point scoring, and see their way clear to solving the detention problem by acting decently: they could save our reputation and our taxes.

Julian Burnside AO QC is an Australian Barrister and an advocate for human rights and fair treatment of refugees.

Perutusan Hari Kemerdekaan ke 54; 31 Ogos 2011 “Memaknai Jiwa Merdeka”

Posted: 01 Sep 2011 01:56 AM PDT

Assalamualaikum wbt, Salam Sejahtera dan Salam Kemerdakaan! Tanggal 31 Ogos 2011 adalah hari baru untuk kita lakarkan kemerdekaan negara. Tahun 1957 yang lalu, laungan Merdeka! bergema dan disambut dengan suara rakyat yang ternyata amat menghargai sebuah kemerdekaan dan kebebasan di dalam negara sendiri. Kemerdekaan yang diburu adalah kebebasan hati.

Bukan kemerdekaan yang hanya sekadar mengibarkan Jalur Gemilang. Seharusnya rakyat mesti dipupuk untuk melahirkan jiwa merdeka. Justeru, marilah kita sama-sama memaknai kemerdekaan ini dengan memerdekakan sepenuhnya jiwa kita dari cengkaman dan kezaliman demi membina negara yang aman harmoni antara semua bangsa. Kemerdekaan tidak semestinya ditafsirkan sebagai bebas dari tekanan dan cengkaman penjajah. Malah ianya merangkumi segala aspek kehidupan, politik, ekonomi, moral dan masyarakat.

Kemerdekaan ini juga harus menjadi asas keterbukaan khususnya kepada golongan muda yang bakal mewarisi pentadbiran negara suatu masa nanti. Sehubungan dengan itu, negara sepatutnya mampu menyediakan prasarana ekonomi agar kekayaan negara dapat dikongsi bersama tanpa membataskan kedudukan bangsa dan agama.

Rakyat terus ditindas dengan desakan dan tekanan sara hidup yang membebankan, sedangkan pemimpin yang ada duduk gah di atas dengan sewenangnya membelanjakan hasil negara untuk kepentingan tertentu. Saban hari kita dipinta untuk "berkorban" dan ubah gaya hidup dalam menampung

Islam untuk semua

Islam untuk semua

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