Ahad, 16 Oktober 2011

Dr Shafie Abu Bakar

Dr Shafie Abu Bakar

Ungkapan Paling Tepat Oleh Bob Lokman Yang Kena Tangkap (Puisi) Makhluk Halus Suka Bergayut Di Dahan Dan Ranting Pokok Ciku?(Anekdot)

Posted: 16 Oct 2011 04:37 PM PDT

N45 Dr Halimah Ali

N45 Dr Halimah Ali


Posted: 16 Oct 2011 07:13 AM PDT

Program Jejak Ilmuwan Bertajuk
"Inaugural Lecture By Prof. Dr. Abdel Salam Majali - President Islamic World Academy Of Sciences ( IAS)

Tarikh : Oktober 2011
Masa : 9.00 Pagi - 12.30 Tengahari
Tempat : SACC Convention Centre, Shah Alam

"Inaugural Lecture Program"

9.00 am Registration of Participants & Welcome Drinks 
10.30 am Welcome Remarks
10.35 am Recitation of Verses from the Holy Quran
10.45 am Opening Address Y.A.B. Tan Sri Dato' Seri Abd. Khalid bin Ibrahim,
Chief Minister of Selangor
11.00 am The Path of Muslim ScholarModerator:
Hon. Mdm. Dr. Hjh. Halimah Ali
Selangor State Executive Councillor (EXCO)

Prof. Dr. Abdel Salam Majali
President of the Islamic World Academy of Sciences (IAS)
12.00 pm Question & Answer Session
12.15 pm Closing Remarks
Prof. Dr. Anuar Ahmad
Acting President / Vice Chancellor of UNISEL
12.30 pm

For RSVP, please contact:
International Islamic Academy for Life Sciences & Biotechnology (IAB)
Universiti Selangor, Jalan Zirkon A7/A, Seksyen 7, 40000 Shah Alam, Selangor
Tel: 03-5522 3428      Fax: 03-5522 3427
E-mel : iab_malaysia@yahoo.com

So how much truth can you get from the money you pay for BN-owned papers?!

Posted: 16 Oct 2011 12:32 AM PDT

In NST, a reflection of Najib's own dilemma

October 16, 2011
ANALYSIS, Oct 16 — Malaysia's most pro-government newspaper the New Straits Times (NST) is searching for something which has been in scarce supply in recent years — credibility.
But the latest bid to reverse declining readership in the newspaper, which is controlled by Umno-linked interests, is also an extension of Datuk Seri Najib Razak's own attempt to reinvent an administration that has floundered in the past year.
The prime minister's media strategist, Abdul Jalil Hamid, was appointed this week to head the newspaper as part of moves by Umno to realign its media unit ahead of the next general election expected by early 2012.
At a meeting on Friday, Najib's latest appointee to the top position in the NST met senior editors and said that the newspaper needs to become credible.
The Malaysian Insider understands that the mood in the newsroom is one of amusement given that all new appointees have said the same thing and yet the daily has become even more one-sided in recent years.
News coverage since the Najib administration came to power has been decidedly anti-Opposition.
As a result, circulation has continued to plummet.
Circulation figures show that fewer than 70,000 copies of the newspaper are sold daily, compared to its rival The Star, which sells 247,000 copies on average, according to the latest Audit Bureau of Circulation statistics.
Overall, newspaper circulation has been falling, reflecting a global trend. But the NST's readership continues to fall at an alarming rate.
In recent months, the NST has also fallen increasingly under the influence of pro-Umno blogs, taking direction from bloggers financed by factions in the ruling party to attack political rivals.
Unverified stories that appear on Internet blogs have found their way onto the pages of the newspaper on a regular basis in much the same way that Umno's Malay daily Utusan Malaysia has operated since Najib came to power.
Abdul Jalil has not indicated yet if he intends to continue with this direction in his attempt to regain credibility.
It is understood that the general view in the newsroom is that Abdul Jalil's appointment will not have much impact because Putrajaya is uncomfortable with any balanced coverage of political issues.
In some ways, the NST's problems mirror the Najib administration's own credibility deficit.
Last month, the prime minister pushed aside the hawks that had been dominating space in his administration by announcing plans for a raft of reforms including the repeal of the Internal Security Act (ISA).
This was seen by political observers as a bid to reclaim middle Malaysia after the disastrous handling of the July 9 Bersih rally that gained the PM and Barisan Nasional (BN) unwanted negative publicity in the international media just as he was pitching the country to foreign investors.
The reinvention of the Najib administration after it reached its nadir in the July 9 crackdown has seen him hiring a group of political strategists that include members of the team behind Tony Blair's "New Labour".
Their plan is to reinvent Najib as a moderate reformist.
As part of the Najib team's big push, it is also understood that multi-million ringgit funding has also been worked out for a new website launched recently and the hiring of hundreds of people to promote "Brand Najib" and "Brand BN" on social media networks and other websites.
But as talk of elections grow louder, the prime minister returned to a reliable vote-getting strategy when he recently unveiled a Budget full of handouts and freebies.
The Wall Street Journal said that Najib's Budget dashed expectations of economic reform needed to promote growth.
It is against this backdrop that some journalists at the NST as well as the public are viewing the latest change at the top in the newspaper that has become of a symbol of Umno's leadership.
Crucially, when Najib first took office in 2009, he had indicated to senior editors at the newspaper then that he was not a fan of his predecessor Tun Abdullah Badawi's willingness to give the NST and other newspapers more space and freedom in which to operate.
Ultimately, the NST and the government are facing the same problem.
They are looking for credibility without going the extra yard.



Race quotas, politics led to falling UM standards, says World Bank study

Posted: 16 Oct 2011 08:56 PM PDT

Hannah Yeoh

Hannah Yeoh

Deepavali joy for 33 families

Posted: 16 Oct 2011 11:12 AM PDT

By Brenda Ch'ng

SUBANG JAYA: Thirty-three families, including single mums, received Deepavali goodie bags worth RM100 each to help them celebrate the upcoming festival of lights.

The women each received a saree along with essential household items including cooking oil, sugar, rice flour and soap powder.

The annual event to help the needy was organised by Hindu Sangam Bandar Sunway, and was held last Saturday.

Subang Jaya assemblyperson Hannah Yeoh was present to distribute the goodie bags to the women.

"I feel so blessed to receive these for the festive season as now I can use my money to buy other things like meat and fish," said PJS7 resident Ammasi Maruphamutu.

The 65-year-old said it usually costs her about RM500 to cook for her whole family of eight children and numerous grandchildren.

Living with her recently widowed daughter and grandchild, Ammasi said she relies on assistance from Hindu associations and Yeoh no less than three times a year, to cope with the rising cost of living.

Ammasi was among the families from Subang SS13 and SS19, USJ1 Angsana and Sunway PJS7 flats.

"I took a bus here all the way from USJ 1. Although it is far, it's definitely a worthwhile trip," said single mother Mariammah Alakamalai, who also receives assistance several times a year.

With three children to raise, she pointed out that every little bit helps.

The 32-year-old factory worker said the RM100 in cooking essentials is the best thing she could have asked for during this festive season.

"Now with the extra money, I can even get a cake for my children as a special treat for them," she said.

"All goodies given away today were thoughtful donations by the public, and all we did was organise this event to distribute it to these women," said Hindu Sangam Bandar Sunway chairperson Thavamani Mogan.

Thavamani, 54, said over RM3,000 worth of donations were received by the organisation, and she is thankful for all the contributions.

"We are holding the event for the third year and we hope to continue this in the years ahead," she said.

Yeoh added: "We have been partnering with Hindu Sangam since 2008 and I hope this continues."

She said her office has also pledged RM3,000 to help pay for the tent, sound system, food and other expenditure.

With the ladies and their brand new saree

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

Will We Be Disappointed Yet Again?

Posted: 16 Oct 2011 09:13 PM PDT

By Teo Nie Ching


When Najib became Prime Minister in 2009, he ambitiously appointed 6 Ministers to lead the  6 National Key Result Areas (NKRA): widening access to quality and affordable education, crime prevention, fighting corruption, raising the living standard of the low-income people, upgrading infrastructure in the rural and interior regions, and improving public transportation in a moderate period of time. The targets and details of these NKRAs were announced on 27 July 2009.

Although electricity supply coverage for West Malaysia is about 99%, the coverage in Sabah and Sarawak remains low at 80%. Consequently, Najib placed special emphasis on improving basic amenities in rural and remote areas of East Malaysia with special allocations of RM4 billion to construct 1,500 km of tarred roads in Sabah and Sarawak, RM2 billion to improve the water supply in East Malaysia to enable 90% of the population to have access to clean tap water, and RM3.9 billion to improve power-generation facilities to ensure that 95% of households have access to electricity supply.

According to the Prime Minister’s announcement on 27 July 2009, these projects were projected to be completed by the end of 2012 to benefit 2 million rural folks in Sabah and Sarawak. After more than 2 years, with the projected completion date just a little more than a year away, how much of the above ambitious projects have been implemented?

In his parliamentary answer on 11 October, Minister in the PM‘s Department Tan Sri Koh Tsu Koon said that the level of achievement with regard to the said projects was “satisfactory”.


Pemandu teksi pun nak dikenakan BN – Oleh Daing Yahya

Posted: 16 Oct 2011 10:43 AM PDT

~ Daing Yahya

Jika boleh diungkapkan, inilah kemungkinan ayat kerajaan Barisan Nasional kepada para pemandu teksi; senada dengan watak Haji Bakhil yang mengherdik budak-budak yang berada di depan laman rumahnya, “Nah! Ambil gula-gula ini, pergi main jauh-jauh”.

Perumpamaan dari satu daripada filem legenda P. Ramlee ini mudah difahami semua, setelah kita menghalusi Belanjawan kerajaan BN yang cuba menawarkan sesuatu kepada para pemandu teksi di negara ini.

Insentif yang dicadang untuk diberikan, sebagaimana yang ditawarkan oleh Datuk Seri Najib Razak adalah:

    * Pengecualian 100 peratus duti eksais dan cukai jalan ke atas pembelian teksi baru buatan tempatan.
    * Pengecualian bayaran balik duti eksais dan cukai jalan ke atas teksi berusia lebih tujuh tahun yang dijual atau ditukar milik.
    * Memansuhkan cukai jalan ke atas teksi bajet persendirian.
    * Subsidi kadar faedah dua peratus untuk teksi baru buatan tempatan.
    * Pemberian bantuan menggantikan teksi usang (RM3,000 bawah 7 hingga 10 tahun dan RM1,000 lebih 10 tahun)

[Oct 16] Majlis Gotong Royong Perdana Taman Tun Perak

Posted: 16 Oct 2011 09:05 AM PDT

Menghadiri Majlis Gotong Royong Perdana Taman Tun Perak di kawasan Dewan Undangan Negeri Balakong bersama ADUN DAP Saudara Yap Lum Chin.


[Oct 16@Bangi] Meraikan Warga Emas melalui program Jom Shopping

Posted: 16 Oct 2011 08:55 AM PDT

October 16, 2011 - Program Jom Shopping at Econsave with Dr Shafie, Adun Bangi.


[Oct 16@Pangsapuri Skyvillas] Ceramah Keselamatan dan Sesi Dialog Bersama Pegawai Polis

Posted: 16 Oct 2011 07:14 AM PDT

Lokasi: Pangsapuri Skyvillas, Serdang Perdana, Seri Kembangan.



Posted: 16 Oct 2011 06:18 AM PDT

Article published on the Website of Chinese newspaper http://www.eunited.com.my/






Philosophy Politics Economics

Philosophy Politics Economics

MRT: Government Concession Proves Strength of Civil Society

Posted: 16 Oct 2011 05:34 AM PDT

Despite being peppered with snide remarks against the protesting parties, we welcome the statement by Dato' Azhar Abdul Hamid, the Chief Executive Officer of the newly established MRT Corporation to finally end the 10-week old MRT land acquisition controversy. Dato' Azhar has pledged that Jalan Sultan properties will not be acquired for the Klang Valley MRT project, as long as businesses and landowners vacate their premises temporarily during tunnel construction.

This was in direct contrast to the reply provided in Parliament earlier in the morning when the Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department, Dato' Ahmad Maslan had responded on behalf of the Government that there will be no guarantee of "returning" of the surface land rights to the respective owners.

It also makes a mockery of the initial claim by Syarikat Prasarana Bhd, the previous owner of the MRT project, that they've had months of discussion with the Attorney-General's Chambers before concluding that there is no provision on how the tunnel could be constructed without affecting the ownership of the surface properties.

The Government has effectively conceded that it is entirely possible for underground stratum land to be acquired for tunneling purposes under the National Land Code without affecting the ownership and the surface land use. As highlighted many times during the controversy, the National Land Code 1965 had been specifically amended in 1990 to allow for the acquisition of underground land without affecting surface property by inserting Part Five (A) (section 92A to 92G) under Clause 3. The amendment enables the disposal of "underground land", which can then either be alienated or leased for the use to construct tunnels, car parks and to lay pipes.

This concession also renders the re-alignment of the tunnel and its entry point at Jalan Damansara, off Jalan Duta to save a VIP residence an unnecessary and costly exercise, since the land underground could be acquired without affecting the ownership of the surface land and property.

To remove any lingering doubts, the MRT Co. should declare an official position that no surface land above tunneling works for the MRT project will be forcibly acquired and that land will be acquired strictly on the basis of the construction of MRT stations or its ancillary facilities such as air vents and access points. No parcel of land should be compulsorily acquired for the purposes of profit generation by the Government.

Finally, the U-turn by the Barisan Nasional Government proves time and again that the rakyat needs to mobilise and speak up for their rights to ensure that they are not be victimized and the powers of the Government abused. The Bersih rally, for example has forced the Government to set up the Parliamentary Select Committee on Electoral Reforms. While this does not yet guarantee actual reforms, especially if elections are held before the reforms are exercised, it is a step forward for the country's political system. Outrage from the civil society has also led to the recent announcement by the Prime Minister to lift "the state of emergency" and promise to abolish several draconian laws such as the Internal Security Act.

The above actions also prove that civil and political pressure works to correct the wrongs and abuses, and hence more Malaysians must speak up and take part in activities to defend their basic rights and entitlements.

Suara Sri Andalas

Suara Sri Andalas

3,000 Bekas Payasam Diagihkan Oleh Dr Xavier Di Taman Sentosa

Posted: 15 Oct 2011 07:00 AM PDT

Klang, 15 Oktober 2011 - YB Dr Xavier Jayakumar dan para sukarelawan pada hari ini telah berjaya menyediakan dan mengagihkan sebanyak 3,000 bekas payasam.

Program menyediakan dan mengagihkan masakan tradisional india ini telah menjadi tradisi di DUN Seri Andalas sejak tahun 2008 dan ini adalah tahun keempat dijalankan.

Seramai 40 orang sukarelawan yang diketuai Encik Satthiya Seelan telah hadir sejak pukul 9 pagi.

YB Dr Xavier kemudiannya menyempurnakan kacau payasam yang terakhir.

Pengagihan payasam kepada orang ramai sedikit sebanyak menyebabkan kesesakan lalu lintas.

Turut diagihkan kepada orang ramai adalah akhbar Selangor Times dan jemputan ke Rumah Terbuka Deepavali DUN Seri Andalas yang akan diadakan pada 5 November nanti.

Lawatan Kerja YB Dr Xavier Jayakumar Ke Hospital Kuala Kubu Bharu

Posted: 10 Oct 2011 05:00 AM PDT

Kuala Kubu Bharu, 10 Oktober 2011 - YB Dr. Xavier Jayakumar Exco Negeri Selangor yang juga merupakan Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Tetap Kesihatan Negeri Selangor telah melakukan  lawatan kerja ke Hospital Kuala Kubu Bharu petang tadi.

Beliau telah ditemani pengarah hospital, Dr. Jasmeet Singh untuk melawati wad kanak-kanak dan Ibu Bersalin disamping memberikan sumbangan kepada mereka.

Turut hadir bersama dalam lawatan tersebut ialah Ketua Cabang Keadilan Hulu Selangor, Nazar Yakin, Penyelaras Dun Ulu Bernam, Haji Shukor dan Penyelaras Dun Batang Kali, Khalid Jaafar.

Dalam ucapan selepas lawatan tersebut, Dr. Xavier mengatakan bahawa lebih 70%  dari rakyat mendapatkan khidmat perubatan dari hospital-hospital kerajaan kerana kosnya jauh lebih rendah berbanding hospital swasta.

Ujarnya lagi beban kerja para doktor serta kakitangan hospital semakin berat apabila seorang doktor kerajaan harus merawat  200 pesakit pada satu-satu masa.       

Beliau juga melahirkan rasa kesal dengan kelewatan pembinaan Hospital Shah Alam yang dirancang mempunyai lebih 250 katil tetapi telah 2 tahun lewat dari tarikh siapnya.

Tegasnya lagi bahawa kerajaan Negeri bersedia memberikan tanah untuk pembinaan sebuah hospital baru di daerah Hulu Selangor tetapi beliau tidak yakin hospital tersebut akan dibina oleh Kerajaan Persekutuan dalam masa terdekat.

Beliau juga mengatakan bahawa penyakit-penyakit kencing manis, darah tinggi dan obesiti semakin meningkat dari setahun ke setahun. Ujarnya lagi lebih 3,500 kes pesakit kencing manis baru dilaporkan setiap tahun dan peningkatan ini membimbangkan pihak berkuasa.  

Dalam masa yang sama kes-kes demam denggi semakin menurun secara keseluruhannya di Negeri Selangor tetapi kes-kes baru masih dilaporkan di kawasan Bukit Beruntong dan kawasan persekitarannya   kerana terdapatnya banyak rumah-rumah serta premis rumah kedai yang terbengkalai dan tidak berpenghuni yang menyumbang kepada pembiakan nyamuk aedes.

Lim Guan Eng

Lim Guan Eng

If Buddhist bodies are now used by the BN-controlled media to run down the PR Penang state government, will Islamic mosques be the next tool used by the BN-controlled media?

Posted: 16 Oct 2011 07:07 AM PDT

Speech By Penang Chief Minister DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng During The DAP Penang Political Rereat In Pulau Jerejak On 15.10.2011

If Buddhist bodies are now used by the BN-controlled media to run down the PR Penang state government, will Islamic mosques be the next tool used by the BN-controlled media?

The Penang state government reminds the BN-controlled media to stop playing their dangerous games of exploiting construction by religious bodies to hit out at the Penang PR state government for political gain. We are concerned at certain news reports by some BN-controlled media, slanted in such a way as to give the impression that construction work done by these legally registered religious bodies as similar to that done by irresponsible private developers.

Knowing the desperation of BN to win Penang at all costs, the Penang PR state government is willing to face wild and baseless attacks by the BN-controlled media. However the BN-controlled media should not stoop so low as to try to exploit religion. This is not only unfair but threatens the peace, harmony and respect amongst the various religions in Penang.

The BN-controlled media, by branding these religious bodies and a developer as one and the same, has deliberately blurred the difference between a profit-seeking developer and a non-profit religious organisation. The state government will ensure compliance with rules and act against non-compliance.

However some leeway and exemptions are provided towards religious construction, especially mosques. Due to limited spaces in Penang, the PR state government is willing to make some allowance for mosques.

If Buddhist bodies are now used by the BN-controlled media to run down the PR Penang state government, will Islamic mosques be the next tool used by the BN-controlled media to hit out at the PR state government?

Will there be another fear mongering exercise against some Christian plans for mass conversion of Malay Muslims, even though this is untrue?

BN Must Explain Why They Approved 10.7 Acres To Tang Hak Ju On 15.4.2003 Causing RM 40 Million Losses To The State Government Despite Objections From Technical Departments.

When the Penang PR state government extended the lease of ancestral land that had expired and partly owned by DAP Padang Lallang Assemblyman Michael Tan, BN asks why the lease was extended when technical departments had objected. The state government did not suffer any losses from extending the lease of Michael Tan as this complies with the PR land policy of automatically extending leases of small lots that has expired and is not required for public purpose.

BN must explain why they approved 10.7 acres of quarry land in Bukit Mertajam to Tang Hak Ju on 15.4.2003 causing RM 40 million losses to the state government despite objections from technical departments. Land not belonging to the state government was approved to Tang Hak Ju despite objections from Jabatan Perancang Bandar dan Desa, Majlis Perbandaran Seberang Perai, Jabatan Kerja Raya and the Land Administratior for Seberang Perai Tengah.

Whilst PR agrees that the state government makes the final decision and can over-rule recommendations by the technical departments, such decisions by the state government should not result in losses. To-date, BN has not even apologised nor explained why they makes such a wrong decision in the Tang Hak Ju land scandal that caused the Penang state government to pay RM40 million.

— Mandarin Translation-





但是, 我们仍为宗教场所的建设提供必要的便利与通融,特别是伊斯兰教堂。由于槟州土地有限,民联政府愿意为伊斯兰教堂提供一些惠利。







i n t a n h i j a u

i n t a n h i j a u


Posted: 16 Oct 2011 06:57 AM PDT

TELUK INTAN, 15 Oktober - Rakyat perlu membuat perubahan dalam PRU13 akan datang demi menghentikan kezaliman, pembaziran, rasuah dan sebagainya oleh UMNO/BN terhadap rakyat. Demikian dinyatakan oleh Cikgu Normala Sudirman semasa menyampaikan ceramah di Kg. Selabak dekat sini.

Cukuplah  lebih setengah abad rakyat di negara ini menderita akibat kezaliman yang dilakukan oleh UMNO/BN. Selama itu jugalah mentaliti rakyat terutama orang Melayu telah dipesongkan sehingga hanya nampak seolah-olah UMNO/BN sahaja yang mampu menolong orang Melayu.
Suami Cikgu Normala setia mengiringi.

Cikgu Normala bersama Hjh. Faridah, Timbalan Ketua Muslimat Teluk Intan.

Hj. Razman bersama YDP PAS Teluk Intan Ustaz Ismail serta Hj. Azhar selaku pengerusi ceramah.

"Kita juga perlu melakukan perubahan atas dasar dunia ini hanya tempat persinggahan sementara dalam menuju ke akhirat yang kekal abadi. Oleh kerana itu, dunia perlu diimarahkan dengan kembali kepada Allah yang mana UMNO/BN gagal memandu rakyat ke arah negara 'baldatun toiyyibatun warabbul ghafur'.

Beliau juga menceritakan pengalaman semasa menjadi calon PRK DUN Tenang. Beliau juga menyentuh kezaliman UMNO/BN dalam bertindak ke atas kakitangan kerajaan yang meyokong PR seperti yang dialami sendiri oleh suami beliau.
Hj. Razman banyak menyentuh isu semasa dan pilihan raya.

YB Anuar mengulas bajet 2012.

Turut menyampaikan ceramah ialah Timbalan Pesuruhjaya PAS Perak, Hj. Razman Zakaria dan ADUN Changkat Jong, YB Hj. Mohd. Anuar Sudin.

Sebelum itu, pada sebelah petang, Cikgu Normala telah menyampaikan ceramah motivasi pilihan raya kepada muslimat di Markaz PAS Kawasan, Kg. Padang Tembak.
Ucapan motivasi yang mengesankan.

Bersama muslimat membaca ma'thurat.