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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Mahathir Muhammad Iskandar Kutty Juara Hak Melayu???

Nama penuh dia pun bukan nama Melayu. Ini kan pulak bangsa dia. Sekarang ni, dia sedang berjuang bersungguh-sungguh memperjuangkan hak melayu. Dia dakwa hak Melayu akan terhakis sekiranya Pakatan Rakyat memerintah. Tapi, parti politik Melayu yang terulung di Malaysia PECAH BELAH dua kali angkara seorang "mamak" yang mengaku Melayu ini.

PARTI UNTUK INDIA MUSLIM ADALAH PAS BUKAN UMNO

Hakikatnya, parti yang berbilang bangsa adalah PAS. Dalam PAS kita ada bangsa:

a. Melayu
b. CIna
c. India
d. Kemboja
e. Thai
f. Filipina
g. Campuran Bangsa2 Di Atas
h. Eropah
j. Bumiputra Sabah dan Sarawak

Dalam PAS juga ada banyk suku2 "Melayu" seperti:

a. Jawa
b. Minang
c. Palembang
d. Melayu
e. Kerinchi
f. Bugis
g. Banjar
h. RAwa
i. Orang KEdah
j. Orang Kelantan
k. ORang TErengganu
l. Bajau
m. Bajau Laut
n. Sunda

dan sebagainya.

Ertinya Mahathir Iskandar Kutty tak layak memperjuangkan Hak MElayu kerana beliau bukan Melayu pun. Tak caya, pegi tanya TEngku Razaleigh. MAsa saya rajin pegi ceramah S46 dulu, biasa Ku Li panggil Mahathir dgn gelaran Mamak.

Tulang Besi

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Challenge to an Open Debate with Raja Petra on the Issue of Hudud/Shariah

Raja Petra in his latest article decided not to answer my argument, instead creates a “fictitious” Tulang Besi and attacked that fictitious “Tulang Besi” without an ounce of mercy.

I do not blame him for doing so because that is what we have come to know in the world of Psychology as “Defence Mechanism”. When under threat, defence mechanism will kick in automatically. It's beyond his control.

If Raja Petra was writing from his heart or from his mind, he would have chosen to at least address the argument I presented and NOT attack a fictitious TUlang Besi. He would have addressed these facts that I had presented in my earlier postings:

1.0 Shariah has been in practiced for 1400 years ago and continues to be in practice to the present day
2.0 Islamic Penal Code was removed forcibly by the Colonialists when Muslim lands were invaded by the Europeans i.e. English, French, Belgians, Dutch, Americans etc.
3.0 The Muslims themselves were not the ones removing the Islamic Penal Code from their societies or communities. They were forced to do so by their colonial masters
4.0 And another fact I did not add in my original posting is that Islamic Penal Code has made a comeback and more and more Muslims wants the Islamic Penal Code to be implemented.
5.0 The Susilawati case falls under QISAS and not HUDUD. Raja Petra clearly do not know where the case of Susilawati should be classified showing his deep ignorance of the Islamic Shariah he is criticizing
6.0 His usage of the history of Christianity to criticize the Islamic law is clearly a sign of abject ignorance of the Islamic Shariah. The Islamic Shariah DOES NOT FOLLOW the same historical as Christinanity. In fact, it is miles apart.

The arguments presented above were largely ignored by Raja Petra. Instead he went on a character assassination routine labeling me as this and that, which is all UNTRUE.

The truth is Raja Petra is TAKEN ABACK by the simplicity of the argument I presented. The fact I presented is simple and common knowledge to all that has a fully functional brain. It doesn’t take a person with PHd in Islamic history or law to acknowledge it.

Except, of course, Raja Petra.

So, in the interest of the TRUTH I hereby CHALLENGE RAJA PETRA to a PUBLIC DEBATE. I am willing to fly up to London just as long the debate is a reality.

I am also willing to debate Raja Petra on the issue of Al Hadeeth An Nabawi and it’s legality in the Islam. So let’s settle this issue like men, not like children.

My email is malaysiawaves@rocketmail.com. Send me an email RPK, if you think you are on the side of the truth. We can broadcast this debate over the internet and let the world see and hear. Let the world decide whether Tulang Besi is really what Raja Petra had accused him of or that Raja Petra is lying through his teeth.


It's time for Raja Petra to show the people what he's made of.

Tulang Besi

p.s. your comment below from your blog:

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written by Super Admin, September 29, 2010 22:38:02

Dear 'guest' a.k.a. Tulang Besi (yes, we know this comment was posted by you), do you mean where you said, "It so happens, the crime of murder falls under QISAS and not HUDUD"? That is a fact or your opinion? Many jurists say you are wrong.


I did not make this comment that you are so angry with. Please stop slandering me.

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Freedom to oppose as long as you agree with me

Tuesday, 28 September 2010 Super Admin

What some people in PAS can’t seem to understand is that PAS is a political party. And as a political party it has every right to propagate and promote its political ideology. And in the case of PAS it is Islamic politics. But PAS can’t deny Malaysians their rights as well. And this right is to reject the PAS brand of politics in favour of some other political ideology.
NO HOLDS BARRED
Raja Petra Kamarudin
I was wondering when Rahman Celcom a.k.a. Tulang Besi would crawl out of his hole in the ground. In case some of you are not aware, Rahman was the person who revealed that Ustaz Hadi Awang, Mustaffa Ali, Hassan Ali and a few other top PAS leaders were engaged in secret talks with Umno soon after the March 2008 general election.
People like Rahman and those of his ilk have only one view. And that is if you agree with everything they say, then you are learned (ulamak). If, however, you disagree with what they say, then you are ignorant (jahil).
Your status -- whether you are a learned or an ignorant person -- depends on whether you agree or disagree with what these people think and say. In my case, since I disagree with them, then I am an ignorant person.
It does not matter where I studied. It does not matter how long I studied. It does not matter from whom I studied. It does not matter how many books I may have read and who wrote those books. I am learned only if I agree with their opinion and am ignorant if I do not.
These people are of the view they have the right to propagate, propose, promote, etc., their brand of politics. In this case it happens to be Islamic politics. You and I, however, do not have the right to reject their brand of politics. You must agree with them and not reject them or dispute what they say.
Oh, it’s not that they do not believe in freedom of speech, expression, opinion, association, or whatever. They do. But this freedom is only allowed as long as you too share their views as to what is right and wrong and what is permitted and not permitted.
For example, if they oppose Ketuanan Melayu, and you too oppose Ketuanan Melayu, then they allow you the freedom to oppose Ketuanan Melayu. Your freedom extends to only those areas of ‘common interest’. But once you part company on certain issues then you forfeit your right to this freedom.
Another thing these people believe in is that they have a right to impose their opinion on you. They have a certain opinion and you must accept this opinion. You may not disagree with what they think. Malaysia may be a democracy. But democracy is only allowed as long as you do not disagree with their opinion.
Think what you want. Say what you want. Just make sure you think and say what they too think and say and not opposite to that.
This is the mentality of Rahman Celcom and those of his ilk. And the fact that they tolerate other religions -- although tolerate is something you do when it is a nuisance -- proves that they are very reasonable people.
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J. Hussain wrote:
“In Islamic law, crimes are classified in three ways: hudud, qisas (and) Ta’azir...Hudud crimes are those specifically mentioned in the Koran as transgressing the limits which God himself has placed on people's behavior. The hudud crimes are: theft, highway robbery, drinking alcohol, unlawful sexual intercourse and false accusation of unchastity. Some jurists also include murder and apostasy (al-riddah) among the categories of hudud crimes.”
Schacht wrote that hudud is reserved for crimes against Allah for which there can be no mercy or judicial discretion.
Further, Al-Awwa adds “unlawful rebellion” to the list of hudud crimes.
Schacht sets out the specifics of huhud:
“The death penalty either by stoning (the more severe punishment for unlawful intercourse) or by crucifixion or with the sword (for highway robbery with homicide); cutting off hand and/or foot (for highway robbery without homicide and for theft....”
Schacht also confirms the rigidity of Islamic law; that hudud is meted out as:
“... a right or claim of Allah, therefore no pardon or amicable settlement is possible.”
However, in some cases, Muslim law allows a criminal defendant to pay off the victim (diyya) and thus, to escape punishment; an option obviously only available to the wealthy.
REFERENCES:

* Al-Awwa, Muhammad Salim, “The Basis of Islamic Penal Legislation”, published in The Islamic Criminal Justice System (Rome: Oceana Publications Inc., 1982), page 127
* Duhaime, Lloyd, Legal Definition of Ta’azir
* Hussain, J., Islamic Law and Society (Sydney: Federation Press, 1999), page 134
* Schacht, J., An Introduction to Islamic Law (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1964), page 175
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Raja Petra went to town attacking the PAS Youth Chief for suggesting Hudud as an alternative. My initial response is : AT LEAST SOMEONE IS THINKING OF A SOLUTION TO THE WORSENING CRIME PROBLEM in Malaysia.
Instead of providing a sound alternative, RPK chose to redicule the PAS Youth Chief.
He went to cite the failure of Christian laws in Europe from the history of Christianity. The trouble with this argument is that the same cannot be said about Islamic laws or Hudud. The Islamic Penal Code has been in practiced for 1400 years and NO ONE complained about it's implementation.
The removal of Islamic Penal Code from the lives of Muslims are mostly the handiwork of Colonials like British, Russians, France, Belgium, Dutch etc when Muslim Lands were invaded by them.
In fact, in India, women were prevented from getting inheritence from their fathers because the Common Law of Britain forbids any inheritance to women, at that time, when British first invaded India. For a few hundred years before that women were getting inheritance without any hinderance because they were subjected to Shariah Laws.
So, there lies Raja Petra's main weakness in his argument: he cites examples from the history of CHRISTIANITY which DIFFERS greatly from the history of Islam and Islamic Penal Code.
As far as history has shown, Islamic Penal Code is practiced by Muslims for the last 1400 years and no one complained about it despite the coming and going of Muslim rulers throughout the ages.
So, i beg Raja Petra to come up with a better argument to negate the effectiveness of Islamic Penal Code.
Oh, and Raja Petra also made this argument:
If this is true then why quote the example of the murder of Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya? This woman was allegedly killed by Indian Hindus, not by Malay Muslims. And since Hudud applies only to Muslims then it does not matter whether Malaysia does or does not implement these Islamic laws. It would not have deterred these Indian Hindus from killing Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya because they would have been exempted from these laws anyway.
It so happens, the crime of murder falls under QISAS and not HUDUD. And trust me, anyone would agree to QISAS regardless of their religion.
As for me, if a Jewish gentleman name Noah Feldman who actually thinks that Islamic Penal Code is good and practical.
Funny, a guy like RPK who claims to be Muslims, giving hell about Islamic laws while a Jewish professor from Harvard wrote and article in the New York TImes to defend the Shariah.
How the world has turned upside down. Did I mention the Jewish guy is a professor of law from Harvard?
Tulang Besi a.k.a Rahman Celcom

ps i've written before about Raja Petra's shallowness in understanding Islam and the Islamic Penal Code. No matter what RPK says, majority Muslims supports the Shariah and wants it's implementation. Hell, even in Britain, the Shariah is being practiced albeit still limited.



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19 Facts About The Deindustrialization Of America That Will Blow Your Mind

EDITOR's NOTE:It's just sad how the rich in America chose to destroy their own country so long they can remain rich and powerful.

19 Facts About The Deindustrialization Of America That Will Blow Your Mind


The United States is rapidly becoming the very first "post-industrial" nation on the globe. All great economic empires eventually become fat and lazy and squander the great wealth that their forefathers have left them, but the pace at which America is accomplishing this is absolutely amazing. It was America that was at the forefront of the industrial revolution. It was America that showed the world how to mass produce everything from automobiles to televisions to airplanes. It was the great American manufacturing base that crushed Germany and Japan in World War II. But now we are witnessing the deindustrialization of America.

Tens of thousands of factories have left the United States in the past decade alone. Millions upon millions of manufacturing jobs have been lost in the same time period. The United States has become a nation that consumes everything in sight and yet produces increasingly little. Do you know what our biggest export is today? Waste paper. Yes, trash is the number one thing that we ship out to the rest of the world as we voraciously blow our money on whatever the rest of the world wants to sell to us. The United States has become bloated and spoiled and our economy is now just a shadow of what it once was.

Once upon a time America could literally outproduce the rest of the world combined. Today that is no longer true, but Americans sure do consume more than anyone else in the world. If the deindustrialization of America continues at this current pace, what possible kind of a future are we going to be leaving to our children?

Any great nation throughout history has been great at making things. So if the United States continues to allow its manufacturing base to erode at a staggering pace how in the world can the U.S. continue to consider itself to be a great nation? We have created the biggest debt bubble in the history of the world in an effort to maintain a very high standard of living, but the current state of affairs is not anywhere close to sustainable. Every single month America does into more debt and every single month America gets poorer.

So what happens when the debt bubble pops?

The deindustrialization of the United States should be a top concern for every man, woman and child in the country. But sadly, most Americans do not have any idea what is going on around them.

For people like that, take this article and print it out and hand it to them. Perhaps what they will read below will shock them badly enough to awaken them from their slumber.

The following are 19 facts about the deindustrialization of America that will blow your mind....

#1 The United States has lost approximately 42,400 factories since 2001. About 75 percent of those factories employed over 500 people when they were still in operation.

#2 Dell Inc., one of America’s largest manufacturers of computers, has announced plans to dramatically expand its operations in China with an investment of over $100 billion over the next decade.

#3 Dell has announced that it will be closing its last large U.S. manufacturing facility in Winston-Salem, North Carolina in November. Approximately 900 jobs will be lost.

#4 In 2008, 1.2 billion cellphones were sold worldwide. So how many of them were manufactured inside the United States? Zero.

#5 According to a new study conducted by the Economic Policy Institute, if the U.S. trade deficit with China continues to increase at its current rate, the U.S. economy will lose over half a million jobs this year alone.

#6 As of the end of July, the U.S. trade deficit with China had risen 18 percent compared to the same time period a year ago.

#7 The United States has lost a total of about 5.5 million manufacturing jobs since October 2000.

#8 According to Tax Notes, between 1999 and 2008 employment at the foreign affiliates of U.S. parent companies increased an astounding 30 percent to 10.1 million. During that exact same time period, U.S. employment at American multinational corporations declined 8 percent to 21.1 million.

#9 In 1959, manufacturing represented 28 percent of U.S. economic output. In 2008, it represented 11.5 percent.

#10 Ford Motor Company recently announced the closure of a factory that produces the Ford Ranger in St. Paul, Minnesota. Approximately 750 good paying middle class jobs are going to be lost because making Ford Rangers in Minnesota does not fit in with Ford's new "global" manufacturing strategy.

#11 As of the end of 2009, less than 12 million Americans worked in manufacturing. The last time less than 12 million Americans were employed in manufacturing was in 1941.

#12 In the United States today, consumption accounts for 70 percent of GDP. Of this 70 percent, over half is spent on services.

#13 The United States has lost a whopping 32 percent of its manufacturing jobs since the year 2000.

#14 In 2001, the United States ranked fourth in the world in per capita broadband Internet use. Today it ranks 15th.

#15 Manufacturing employment in the U.S. computer industry is actually lower in 2010 than it was in 1975.

#16 Printed circuit boards are used in tens of thousands of different products. Asia now produces 84 percent of them worldwide.

#17 The United States spends approximately $3.90 on Chinese goods for every $1 that the Chinese spend on goods from the United States.

#18 One prominent economist is projecting that the Chinese economy will be three times larger than the U.S. economy by the year 2040.

#19 The U.S. Census Bureau says that 43.6 million Americans are now living in poverty and according to them that is the highest number of poor Americans in the 51 years that records have been kept.

So how many tens of thousands more factories do we need to lose before we do something about it?

How many millions more Americans are going to become unemployed before we all admit that we have a very, very serious problem on our hands?

How many more trillions of dollars are going to leave the country before we realize that we are losing wealth at a pace that is killing our economy?

How many once great manufacturing cities are going to become rotting war zones like Detroit before we understand that we are committing national economic suicide?

The deindustrialization of America is a national crisis. It needs to be treated like one.

If you disagree with this article, I have a direct challenge for you. If anyone can explain how a deindustrialized America has any kind of viable economic future, please do so below in the comments section.

America is in deep, deep trouble folks. It is time to wake up.

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Veteran UMNO Keluar Parti Ketika Hadiri Rumah Terbuka Cabang Rembau!!

Dari Blog Edyesdotcom

Berlaku di majlis jamuan hari raya dan rumah terbuka Keadilan Cabang Rembau, seorang veteran UMNO yang pernah menjadi ADO Jempol, bekas s/u sulit Reily Jefry ketika itu Menteri Kerja Raya, juga bekas s/u sulit lim liong sik, bekas pimpinan pemuda UMNO Teluk Kemang dan sekarang ini sebagai usahawan berjaya.

Veteran yang cukup dikenali sebagai kawan rapat Isa Samad (sehingga sekarang), telah terbuka hatinya apabila mendengar pidato Chegubard yang banyak menyentuh isu keselamatan rakyat dan isu gadaian maruah bangsa yang dilakukan oleh UMNO.

Dengan rasa insaf, dengan fikiran terbuka, veteran berumur 62 tahun (yang biasanya takkan berubah dari menyokong UMNO) dengan begitu semangat mengumumkan keluarnya dari parti keparat UMNO!! Dan beliau yakin, ramai lagi rakan-rakannya dalam UMNO akan mengikut jejak langkah beliau.

Beliau adalah Hj Md Noor Daud.

Perkara ini berlaku secara spontan, atas keinsafan seorang insan yang kita selalu jangkakan hidup dan matinya untuk UMNO semata-mata. Tetapi perkiraan politik Malaysia hari sudah sangat berbeza dan telah melalui fasa-fasa perubahan yang menampakkan kesan positif.

Kerana hari ini, bukan hanya anak muda yang berjaya melepaskan diri dari kongkongan 'projek pembodohan rakyat' tajaan kerajaan Barisan Nasional, malah pengundi di saluran yang paling sukar untuk ditembusi, paling sukar untuk dirayu undinya juga boleh direformasikan dengan pendekatan yang menjurus kepada realiti. Percayalah bahawa mereka yang berumur ini tidak berminat dengan frasa-frasa retorik kerana resamnya bagi seorang veteran, mereka terlebih dahulu merasa garam.

Saya berani jamin, ini bukanlah satu kes terpencil. Ramai lagi penerima pencen akan beralih arah kerana tidak lagi mempunyai ikatan berbentuk risiko sekiranya mereka menyebelahi pembangkang. Saya yakin seperti yang disebut oleh Md Noor Daud, bahawasanya ramai lagi rakan-rakannya akan menyonsang arus bagi merentas perubahan demi untuk memastikan kesilapan mereka suatu masa dulu dapat ditebus, walaupun tidak dapat mengembalikan jumlah sebenar tanah rezab melayu yang telah tergadai.

Jika kita sebagai anak muda mempunyai peluang, tarbiyah dan pujuk jika perlu supaya orang-orang terdekat memahami apa yang diperjuangkan oleh Pakatan Rakyat. Supaya mereka melihat komponen-komponen dalam Pakatan Rakyat adalah wadah yang paling sesuai untuk berjuang, tidak kiralah apa lingkungan umurnya. Masih belum terlewat untuk mereka yang biru tegar meninggalkan parti lama dengan politik lama dengan menyertai parti baru dengan politik baru - iaitu memulangkan harta kekayaan negara kepada rakyat.

Masih lagi belum terlambat untuk setiap saudara sekampung kita yang berada di sebelah sana untuk berhijrah, sepertimana pepatah orang putih yang berbunyi 'better late than never'. Ingatlah, mereka yang menyertai Pakatan Rakyat, mereka yang menyertai Parti Keadilan Rakyat, adalah mereka-mereka yang berani!

Sumber : http://edyesdotcom.blogspot.com/2010/09/veteran-umno-keluar-parti.html

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Hudud: Maybe RPK Should Think Before He Writes

Raja Petra went to town attacking the PAS Youth Chief for suggesting Hudud as an alternative. My initial response is : AT LEAST SOMEONE IS THINKING OF A SOLUTION TO THE WORSENING CRIME PROBLEM in Malaysia.

Instead of providing a sound alternative, RPK chose to redicule the PAS Youth Chief.

He went to cite the failure of Christian laws in Europe from the history of Christianity. The trouble with this argument is that the same cannot be said about Islamic laws or Hudud. The Islamic Penal Code has been in practiced for 1400 years and NO ONE complained about it's implementation.

The removal of Islamic Penal Code from the lives of Muslims are mostly the handiwork of Colonials like British, Russians, France, Belgium, Dutch etc when Muslim Lands were invaded by them.

In fact, in India, women were prevented from getting inheritence from their fathers because the Common Law of Britain forbids any inheritance to women, at that time, when British first invaded India. For a few hundred years before that women were getting inheritance without any hinderance because they were subjected to Shariah Laws.

So, there lies Raja Petra's main weakness in his argument: he cites examples from the history of CHRISTIANITY which DIFFERS greatly from the history of Islam and Islamic Penal Code.

As far as history has shown, Islamic Penal Code is practiced by Muslims for the last 1400 years and no one complained about it despite the coming and going of Muslim rulers throughout the ages.

So, i beg Raja Petra to come up with a better argument to negate the effectiveness of Islamic Penal Code.

Oh, and Raja Petra also made this argument:

If this is true then why quote the example of the murder of Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya? This woman was allegedly killed by Indian Hindus, not by Malay Muslims. And since Hudud applies only to Muslims then it does not matter whether Malaysia does or does not implement these Islamic laws. It would not have deterred these Indian Hindus from killing Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya because they would have been exempted from these laws anyway.


It so happens, the crime of murder falls under QISAS and not HUDUD. And trust me, anyone would agree to QISAS regardless of their religion.

As for me, if a Jewish gentleman name Noah Feldman who actually thinks that Islamic Penal Code is good and practical.

Funny, a guy like RPK who claims to be Muslims, giving hell about Islamic laws while a Jewish professor from Harvard wrote and article in the New York TImes to defend the Shariah.

How the world has turned upside down. DId I mention the Jewish guy is a professor of law from Harvard.

Tulang Besi

ps i've written before about Raja Petra's shallowness in understanding Islam and the Islamic Penal Code. No matter what RPK says, majority Muslims supports the Shariah and wants it's implementation. Hell, even in Britain, the Shariah is being practiced albeit still limited.
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Kes Liwat 2 Anwar Sedang Merosakkan Ekonomi Negara

RIchard Branson, seorang jutawan dan tokoh korporat antarabangsa, menyatakan antara sebab utama pelabur tidak masuk ke Malaysia sekarang adalah kerana perbicaraan Anwar Ibrahim dalam kes Liwat 2.

Selepas pemberitahuan dari tokoh korporat yang terkenal dan antara terkaya di dunia ini, ayuh kita tunggu tindakan UMNO.

Samada UMNO benar-benar sayang dan menyayangi Malaysia ataupun hanya kepentingan politik sempit mereka semata-mata.

Apa yang saya nampak, sekiranya Anwar didapati bersalah oleh Mahkamah Kangaroo Malaysia, keadaan pelaburan di Malaysia akan bertambah parah dan akan berterusan parah.

Yang akan menderita adalah rakyat Malaysia kerana pemimpin2 dan kroni UMNO akan terus merompak kekayaan negara untuk kepentingan peribadi mereka.

Tulang Besi

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Branson: Perbicaraan liwat Anwar jejas pelaburan
Sep 27, 10 3:51pm

Kongsi 0Usahawan jutawan Britain Sir Richard Branson berkata perbicaran liwat membabitkan ketua pembangkang Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim yang sedang berlangsung memberi kesan ke atas Malaysia dan mematahkan semangat pelabur untuk menanam modal di negara ini.


"Malaysia mempunyai reputasi yang baik di luar negara. Tetapi apa yang berlaku ke atas Anwar Ibrahim membawa kesan buruk ke atas Malaysia,” katanya pada majlis khas forum Invest Asia 2010, anjuran International Herald Tribune di Kuala Lumpur, hari ini.

"Saya fikir ia bukan isu utama tetapi yang pasti ia bagaikan duri dalam daging. Saya berpendapat ini telah berlarutan agak lama. Ini tidak baik di luar negara,” katanya .

Bercakap kepada kira-kira 800 pemimpin perniagaan di Kuala Lumpur, Branson berkata, imej negara masih lagi penting kerana ia membolehkan kerajaan untuk menarik para pelabur dan pada masa yang sama, melaksanakan dasar yang lebih baik untuk melengkapinya.

Bekas timbalan perdana menteri itu yang dipecat dan dipenjarakan atas dua tuduhan berasingan membabitkan tuduhan liwat dan rasuah lebih sedekad lalu berkata tuduhan terbaru juga membabitkan liwat dengan pembantunya bertujuan 'membunuh' kerjaya politiknya.


Human Rights Watch menggesa Malaysia menggugurkan tuduhan berkenaan manakala kerajaan Amerika Syarikat pula memberi amaran bahawa ia sedang memerhatikan saga itu dengan dekat.

"Jika Malaysia lebih liberal, lebih ramai orang akan melabur. Jika anda pemimpin yang berani, anda sepatutnya menghapuskan perkara seumpama itu yang merosakkan reputasi negara,” kata Branson.

Usahawan Britain itu diminta mengulas sama ada dasar ekonomi dan pelaburan Malaysia pada masa ini akan terus mampan untuk pertumbuhan masa depan jika iklim politik boleh menjejaskan pelaburan.

Beliau juga berkata, iklim politik semasa tidak menjejaskan Malaysia dengan ketara tetapi kerajaan perlu mengambil langkah-langkah berani untuk menangani isu itu.


"Pada umumnya, saya rasa banyak yang boleh kami di barat ini belajar dari Malaysia dan kami sememangnya mahu belajar dari anda," kata Branson yang dilaporkan mempunyai nilai kekayaan bernilai AS$4 bilion.

Pengasas Virgin Group itu mengembangkan perniagaannya kepada dunia muzik, pengembaraan udara, mudah alih, perhotelan, aeroangkasa dan lain-lain dengan sekitar 200 syarikat di lebih 30 negara.

Usahawan berjaya itu meraikan ulangtahunnya yang ke-60 baru-baru ini, turut memaklumkan pentingnya melakukan kerja-kerja kemanusiaan di kalangan usahawan memandangkan mereka mempunyai sumber kewangan dan kemahiran keusahawanan yang cukup untuk membantu mereka yang memerlukan.


"Dengan kekayaan yang berlebihan, ia seiring dengan tanggungjawab. Saya rasa pemimpin perniagaan mempunyai keupayaan dan pengalaman yang ahli politik tiada,” katanya.

Sesi khas itu diperantarakan oleh bekas wartawan CNN, Lorraine Hahn.

Forum dua hari yang bertemakan "Dawn of the New Decade" bermula hari ini.

Ia akan menyaksikan perbincangan dari 19 pakar terkemuka antarabangsa, berkongsi pendapat mengenai pilihan pelaburan di Asia dan cara untuk mengukuhkan portfolio pelaburan.

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Monday, September 27, 2010

Sambutan Ramadhan di Selangor MENAKUTKAN UMNO

Mengapa saya kata begitu? Ramadhan di bawah kerajaan PR sebegitu meriah sehingga orang bukan Islam pun turut serta meraikannya. Dari maklumat dalaman UMNO yang saya dapat, kekuatan UMNO semakin lemah tiap kali berlalunya Ramadhan. Ini kerana sambutan Ramadhan di surau-surau dan masjid-masjid seluruh Selangor JAUHHHH lebih meriah dari sewaktu UMNO/BN memerintah Selangor.

Masjid2 dan surau2 dipenuhi dengan ibadah2 seperti iftar, solat jemaah, solat tarawih jemaah, tazkirah dsbnya. Berbeza dengan sewaktu di bawah Barisan Nasional, masjid2 dan surau2 diberi kebebasan untuk melakukan program-program ibadah. Maklumat yang saya dapat fenomena ini juga diakui oleh pihak yang duduk di "kayangan" di Selangor.

UMNO jelas takut dan risau berkaitan fenomena ini. Mereka melihat sokongan orang Melayu kepada mereka jelas menurun setiap kali selesainya Ramadhan di Selangor. Pengundi-pengundi yang berumur di Selangor semakin lama semakin tidak menyokong UMNO dan Barisan Nasional selepas selesainya Ramadhan.

Maka, mereka pergunakan JAIS dan Khusrin Rahmat untuk menaikkan isu2 remeh seperti masukknya YB Teo ke dalam surau. Semua untuk merosakkan suasana Ramadhan di Selangor yang jelas MERUGIKAN UMNO.

Tak heranlah dalam memorandum Pemuda UMNO kepada MB Selangor, perkara ceramah dan tazkirah dinaikkan sebagai isu yang besar. Hakikatnya, mereka takut dengan ceramah dan mereka takut dengan tazkiran.

Terimalah hakikat semakin ramai yang memahami ISlam, semakin ramai yang akan meninggalkan UMNO.

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Najib Luluskan Lesen Kasino di Sabah?

NOTA EDITOR: Mengikut kenyataan terbaru YB Saifuddin Nasution, Najib Tun Razak baru sahaja meluluskan lesen kasino yang baru di Sabah. Mengikut laporan Harakahdaily:

Kasino itu dikatakan sebahagian projek pelancongan hijau di Karambunai yang turut membabitkan pembinaan pusat rekreasi air atas tapak 500 ekar dan dicadangkan oleh Unit Pengurusan Prestasi dan Pelaksanaan (Pemandu), sebuah unit di bawah Jabatan Perdana Menteri.


Kalau benarlah dakwaan ini, saya menunggu alasan apa yang akan digunakan oleh Najib Tun Razak kali ini selepas beliau meluluskan lesen judi bola untuk Vinsetan tempohari.

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Dasar Umno jadikan Melayu, Islam lemah
Harakahdaily

MARANG, 26 Sept: Sejarah telah membuktikan bahawa bangsa Melayu dan agama Islam di negara ini menjadi lemah akibat dasar Umno yang sekular dan tidak mahu mengambil cara hidup Islam sebenar.

Menurut Ahli Parlimen Machang, Saifuddin Nasution Ismail, dua hujah dan fakta mudah yang jelas menyokong dakwaan tersebut adalah berhubung isu melulusakan lesen judi, dan menyekat bantuan dan peruntukan kepada Sekolah Agama Rakyat (SAR).

Berucap pada satu majlis ceramah di sini malam semalam beliau berkata, terbaru Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Najib Razak pula didakwa meluluskan cadangan membina sebuah kasino di Sabah sebagai sebahagian daripada ETP (Program Transformasi Ekonomi).

Kasino itu dikatakan sebahagian projek pelancongan hijau di Karambunai yang turut membabitkan pembinaan pusat rekreasi air atas tapak 500 ekar dan dicadangkan oleh Unit Pengurusan Prestasi dan Pelaksanaan (Pemandu), sebuah unit di bawah Jabatan Perdana Menteri.

"Baru ni kita dah lawan dah judi bola yang diluluskan pada zaman Tun Dr Mahathir, sekarang Najib lulus pulak lesen kasino di Sabah.

"Adakah yang lulus ini Guan Eng, Kit Siang, Karpal Singh atau Tian Chua? Yang lulus ini adalah Umno, maka Umno lah yang merosakkan Islam dan menodai kesucian Islam," katanya yang juga Setiausaha Agung PKR.

Hujah kedua, jelasnya adalah berhubung penarikan semula bantuan kepada SAR yang juga dibuat pada zaman Dr. Mahathir yang didakwa terpengaruh dengan pidato Presiden Amerika pada waktu itu, George Bush.

Bush dalam pidatonya pada satu ketika dulu mengkritik sekolah agama di Pakistan yang didakwa sebagai tempat melahirkan pengganas yang kemudiannya turut dipercayai Mahathir.

Mahathir kemudiannya bertindak mengarahkan kerajaan menarik balik peruntukan kepada SAR.

"Yang tarik bukan Guan Eng, Kit Siang, Karpal Singh atau Tian Chua, tetapi yang tarik peruntukan dan bantuan SAR tempat anak kita kenal Allah, kenal Rasul, kenal al-Quaran kenal adab, adalah pemimpin Umno," katanya.

Dalam pada itu beberapa pihak telah mendesak Najib menjelaskan kebenaran dakwaan bahawa kerajaan akan membina kasino di Sabah tersebut.

Mereka berpendapat, rakyat berhak untuk mengetahui hala tuju negara ini yang dilihat gemar mempopularkan judi.
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Friday, September 24, 2010

Kenyataan Media YB Lembah Pantai Berkenaan Kenyatan Dr Mahathir Muhammad Iskandar Kutty

NOTA EDITOR: BErikut adalah kenyataan Yang Berhormat Lembah Pantai, Nurul Izzah Anwar Ibrahim di atas kenyataan Dr Mahathir Muhammad Iskandar Kutty berkaitan dengan hak Melayu dan Pakatan Rakyat


Kenyataan Media
Nurul Izzah Anwar
24 September 2010

Semalam 23 September bekas Perdana Menteri Tun Dr Mahathir sekali lagi memainkan api perkauman apabila beliau menyatakan Melayu akan hilang kuasa kalau Pakatan Rakyat (PR) memerintah. Katanya juga dia bukanlah bersikap perkauman.
Dr Mahathir juga menggambarkan bahawa orang Cina atau India mungkin menjadi Perdana Menteri jika PR mengambil alih negara, kerana Perlembagaan tidak menghadkan jawatan itu kepada mana-mana kaum.
Saya berpandangan kenyataan itu sebagai tidak bertanggungjawab dan merupakan sebahagian usaha terdesak untuk menjejaskan kestabilan negara.
Selain penggunaan isu perkauman untuk Umno juga memakai satu-satunya pendekatan yang mereka mahir, iaitu 'Politik Ketakutan'. 'Politik ketakutan' menggunakan Perkara 153 Perlembagaan Persekutuan sebagai alat untuk penipuan yang penuh terdesak.
Masyarakat Melayu diindoktrinasi melalui pelbagai cara termasuk penggunaan NGO untuk berlakon sebagai mangsa dengan tujuan untuk mengeliru dan membantutkan seluruh anggota masyarakat supaya kekal terpasung fikirannya dan emosinya baik oleh kerajaan penjajah dan kini melalui penggantinya, Umno.
Matlamat ini tidak lain dan tidak bukan untuk mengekalkan dominasi politik oleh sekelompok kecil elit Melayu yang rapat dengan pusat kuasa, melalui rasuah, salah guna kuasa dan secara berterusan mengabaikan perlembagaan. Malang sekali kerana tindakan mereka ini dibantu oleh MCA, MIC, Gerakan dan parti komponen BN lain yang terus membisu dan membuang tanggungjawab yang sepatutnya digalas.
Kita perlu melawan usaha-usaha ini dengan menekankan 'Politik Berlandaskan Harapan dan Kebebasan' yang akan mengubah Minda Melayu daripada kebimbangan palsu tentang kehilangan identiti dan pembangunan ekonomi kepada daya positif yang akhirnya mencipta masyarakat yang penuh keyakinan dan tidak lagi terkongkong.
Oleh itu, dengan matlamat untuk bertukar pendapat, demi mewujudkan 'Malaysia Yang Lebih Baik Untuk Semua Rakyat', saya dengan rendah hati membuat tawaran untuk berdebat dengan Tun Dr Mahathir supaya 'kebimbangan' Melayu - yang pastinya tidak melibatkan keseluruhan masyarakat - yang disebut itu dapat dijelaskan, sama ada kerana Takut Melayu Hilang Kuasa atau Hilang Harta?

Nurul Izzah Anwar
MP, Lembah Pantai
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Dr Mahathir Buang RM100billion Hak Melayu. Takpa Pulak Ye?

NOTA EDITOR: Dr Mahathir mengeluarkan kenyataan kononnya kuasa Melayu akan hilang sekiranya Pakatan memerintah. Soalan saya kepada Dr Mahathir adalah:

BUKANKAH USD100BILLION YANG KAU HILANGKAN TU JUGA MILIK MELAYU?

Kita semua tahu apa sudah jadi pada Malaysian Airlines Systems (MAS). Mengikut affidavit Tan Sri Tajuddin Ramli, segala kerugian MAS adalah bersumber dari arahan dari UMNO dan Dr Mahathir. MAS yang pada mulanya ada RM600 juta dalam akaun berakhir dengan hutang RM8 billion.

Tu tak termasuk USD 6 billion yang Mahathir hilangkan bermain dengan wang negara di pasaran matawang antarabangsa.

Juga, kalau nak cerita pasal Melayu, mengapa projek DAya bumo beliau berikan kepada syarikat JEpun dengan membelakangi kontraktor-kontraktor Melayu/Malaysia?

Yang lebih menakutkan, Dr Mahathir melantik ramai tokeh-tokeh Cina yang Jutawan dan Hartawan duduk dalam Lembaga Amanah di Yayasan Perdana seperti:


i. Tan Sri Dato' Francis Yeoh Sock Ping - YTL Corporation

ii. Tan Sri Dato' Lee Kim Yew - Country Heights

iii. Dato' Seri Lee Oi Hian - Mengikut FORBES, beliau berjumlah RM225
juta

iv. Dato' Sri Kua Sian Kooi - Kurnia Insurans (rujuk Forbes)

v.Tan Sri Datuk Tee Hock Seng - YB Senator

Jangan kita lupa VINSETAN yang juga sebahagian dari Ahli Lembaga Pengarah Yayasan Perdana. VInsetan adalah salah seorang orang terpenting dalam Yayasan Perdana.

Kesimpulannya, permainan isu MElayu oleh Mahathir adalah SANDIWARA semata-mata. Selama Mahathir menjadi PM, ramai tokeh2 CIna menjadi kaya raya dan hartawan dan jutawan.

Pada waktu yang sama, korporat2 Melayu hanya sekadar "balachi" kepada UMNO dan terpaksa mengikut segenap kehendak Mahathir dan Daim.

Nasihat saya, janganlah kita terpengaruh dengan kata-kata kosong dari Maahthir. Mahathir ni pun bukan Melayu pun. Kenapa nak sebuk pasal hak Melayu?





Dr M: Melayu hilang kuasa jika Pakatan memerintah
Sep 24, 10 1:00pm
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Mantan perdana menteri, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad mengingatkan bahawa orang Melayu bakal kehilangan kuasa dan suara jika Pakatan Rakyat berjaya mengambil alih tampuk pemerintahan negara ini, lapor Umno-online.

Menurut Mahathir, apa yang dinyatakan itu bukan satu igauan tetapi telah menjadi kenyataan kerana perkara itu sudah pun berlaku di negeri Pakatan Rakyat.

“Kita lihat Nizar (Datuk Seri Mohamad Nizar Jamaluddin) di Perak, walaupun dia Menteri Besar tapi dia ikut arahan dari DAP sehingga dia jatuh. Orang Cina mendakwa ini adalah usaha BN menjatuhkan kerajaan Cina.

“Jadi mereka panggil kerajaan Cina, tak mungkin kita juga akan dapat Perdana Menteri yang semacam Nizar, namanya Melayu, agama Islam tetapi dia bukan sebenarnya bebas, dia adalah alat pada orang lain dan ini boleh berlaku,” katanya kepada Umno-online.

Mantan perdana menteri itu mengatakan, walaupun Nizar mewakili PAS yang kononnya memperjuangkan Islam tetapi mereka sebenarnya menggunakan Islam sebagai alat untuk mendapat sokongan.

Menurutnya, menjadi perdana menteri Malaysia tidak tertakluk kepada orang Melayu atau mereka yang beragama Islam - jawatan berkenaan terbuka kepada sesiapa sahaja, yang utama ialah mendapat sokongan di parlimen.

“Tidak ada sekatan dalam undang-undang negara, dalam kita punya perlembagaan tiada yang menghalang orang Cina atau India jadi perdana menteri, apa yang perlu sokongan dari majoriti, kalau majoriti dah setuju, kita tak boleh buat apa-apa.

Mahathir berkata, apa yang dilakukan oleh PKR bukan untuk memperjuangkan orang Melayu tetapi lebih kepada untuk merealisasikan cita-cita peribadi seseorang pemimpin mereka untuk menjadi Perdana Menteri.

“Malangnya Umno telah gugur orang ini, dalam perasaan marah peluang dia sudah terputus, dia tubuh parti lain, perjuangannya hanya satu sahaja bukannya untuk bangsa, agama dan negara tapi untuk jadi perdana menteri.

“Trend itu tidak lagi menjadi tumpuan, tetapi kepada apa saya dapa, apa kau dapat, lebih kepada peribadi, itunya terbentuk keadilan, keadilan itu nama sahaja. Tubuh Keadilan (PKR) seolah-olah negara ini tidak ada keadilan,” katanya.

Beliau mengingatkan supaya tidak terpedaya dengan apa yang dilakukan oleh pembangkang, mereka itu hanya untuk mengejar cita-cita menjatuhkan BN dari tampuk pemerintahan negara.

Menurutnya apa yang diperkatakan itu bukannya bersifat perkauman, tetapi kepada kestabilan, sedangkan DAP sering membangkit pelbagai perkara berunsur perkauman sejak dahulu lagi.
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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Wacana Perdana 6: Wawasan 2020-Realiti atau Ilusi (Iklan)


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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Boleh Pula Wakil Rakyat Bukan Islam BN Masuk Masjid???


NOTA EDITOR: Dalam sebuk-sebuk Khusrin Munawi menjalankan agenda UMNO/BN memarahi wakil2 rakyat DAP menghadiri program2 masjid, tiba-tiba beliau diam membisu apabila Kamalanathan, MP BN KUala Selangor, mencemar duli dan menghadiri majlis di Masjid Sungai Tenggi Selatan (rujuk gambar. Ini jelas mendedahkan KEMUNAFIKAN Khusrin Munawi sebagai Pengerusi JAIS Dan SU MAIS. JAIS dan MAIS sekarang ini menjadi kuda tunggangan UMNO di Selangor.

Inilah perangai UMNO, agama pun mereka guna untuk kepentingan politik mereka. Boleh pulak Kamalanathan, wakil rakyat BN/MIC masuk masjid. Takda pula kita dengar Khusrin Rahmat melalak ke sana ke mari.


UMNO, Kura-Kura dan Perahu

Sepanjang bulan Rejab, Shaaban dan Ramadhan kita telah dihidang dengan bermacam-macam berita berhubung kononnya berlaku penyalahgunaan Masjid dan Surau apabila Selangor berada di bawah pentadbiran PR. Dengan bantuan pihak media yang telah bekerja keras di sepanjang bulan-bulan tersebut, rakyat Malaysia telah diberikan gambaran seolah-olah Islam tercemar dan terancam oleh kerana sikap ‘tunduk kepada DAP’ khususnya dan pengundi bukan Islam secara umumnya. Menurut mereka lagi, ini dilakukan demi memperolehi undi, khususnya oleh pemimpin-pemimpin PAS dan parti PAS itu sendiri. Iaitu demi kuasa, kata mereka lagi, kesucian Islam sanggup digadai sehingga orang bukan Islam dibenarkan masuk kerana Surau dan Masjid. Kehormatan ummat Islam tercemar kerana terpaksa menerima sumbangan wang dari orang bukan Islam dan sebagainya.

Saya tidak berhajat untuk mengulas berkenaan isu bukan Islam memasuki ruang solat di Masjid atau surau, bagaimanapun kepada yang berminat bolehlah mengikuti keputusan Majlis Fatwa Kebangsaan berkenaan Hukum Pelancong Bukan Islam Memasuki Masjid Dan Ruang Solat Utama Di Dalam Masjid.

Sehubungan dengan itu, bagi yang mengenali UMNO, segala bentuk dakwaan sedemikian rupa tidak akan mendatangkan apa-apa mudarat. Bagi yang mengenali peranan Pengarah JAIS dan MAIS sebagai kesinambungan wadah kepuraan UMNO dalam bersandiwara, ianya turut tidak memberikan sebarang kesan. Tetapi bagi yang masih ‘kabur’, saya sajikan beberapa keping gambar yang menjelaskan sifat UMNO yang berkura-kura berpura-pura, pembohong dan memutar-belit fakta tanpa syak lagi.

Gambar 1 & 2 :- Wakil rakyat (ADUN) UMNO memberi tazkirah di Masjid Lama Hulu Bernam dan Masjid FELDA Gedangsa. Adakah beliau mempunyai tauliah? Tidak pula ditimbulkan persoalan penderhakaan kepada DYMM Sultan Selangor oleh Pengarah JAIS.







Gambar 3 :- Ahli Parlimen Hulu Selangor bersama ADUN UMNO menyerahkan sumbangan cek di dalam Masjid Sg. Tengi Selatan. Semua tersenyum lebar dan tiada pula mendakwa di hina atau Masjid tercemar. Ahli Parlimen berkopiah yang telah mengeluarkan fatwa ‘penghinaan’ terhadap ummat Islam kerana terpaksa menerima sumbangan dari orang kafir, pun mendiamkan diri - mungkin kerana sibuk menikmati juadah raya. Saya juga difahamkan oleh seorang sahabat bahawa ada yang berkopiah kerana hendak bersikap tawaddu’, tetapi ada yang berkopiah kerana hendak menyorok ‘bald spot’. WaLlahu 'Alam.



Gambar 4 :- Pengerusi MAIS bersama Ahli Parlimen Hulu Selangor, yang digelar ‘Ustadz Kamal’ oleh beberapa perayu undi UMNO semasa PR kecil Hulu Selangor, hadir bersama dalam majlis gotong royong di perkarangan Masjid FELDA Soeharto. ‘Ustadz’ berkenaan memakai baju berlambang dacing walaupun di dalam kawasan Masjid. Pengerusi MAIS tidak pula memarahi beliau kerana membawa politik ke Masjid atau menanyakan samaada beliau telah bermandi hadas dengan niat dan cara yang betul.



Gambar 5 :- Jika tidak nampak lambang Dacing dalam gambar 4, jelas sekali dalam gambar 5 ini. Lebih hebat, ‘Ustadz Kamal’ bersama pengerusi MAIS menyerahkan khat tulisan kalimah Allah kepada salah seorang peserta. Ke mana perginya Ahli Parlimen berkopiah dan mereka-mereka yang lantang bersuara tempohari kononnya ummat Islam telah dihina?



Inilah yang dikatakan sebagai budaya pembohongan dan kepura-puraan mainan UMNO BN. Jika isu berhubung agama Islam pun mereka sanggup putar-belit demi menjaga kepentingan mereka, apatah lagi persoalan pengurusan kekayaan Negara. Ada yang memberitahu saya bahawa Khir Toyo sudah tidak beminat menjadi MB Selangor lagi. Hah! Sememangnyalah begitu! Setelah melihat pendekatan MB dan kerajaan negeri sekarang, pasti beliau menyedari jawatan MB tidak selumayan ketika UMNO bermaharajalela dahulu. Tugas dan kerja pula bertambah berat, pulangan pula hanya tinggal sedikit, tiada lagi ‘imbuhan’ sampingan dan yang dapat dikaut dari sisi kiri dan kanan.

WaLlahu 'Alam
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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Lagi Bukti UMNO Tolak Hudud

NOTA EDITOR: Di dalam UMNO sebuk-sebuk menuduh PAS mengorbankan "prinsip", terdedah lagi bukti penolakan hukum hudud oleh UMNO. Mengikutpakar perlembagaan negara, Prof Aziz Bari, Perlembagaan Malaysia tidak perlu dipinda bagi membolehkan hukum hudud dilaksanakan. Cukup dengan meluluskan sebuah akta khas di peringkat Pusat.

Menjadi maklumat umum bagi meluluskan sebuah akta, cukup dengan majoriti sahaja di Parlimen dan tidak perlu 2/3 ahli Parlimen menyokong. Bererti cukup dengan ahli-ahli Parlimen beragama Islam mengundi.

Dengan kata lain cukup ahli-ahli PArlimen UMNO dan PAS mengundi untuk membolehkan hudud dilaksanakan.

Sekiranya UMNO membentangkan undang-undang ini di Parlimen sudah boleh memastikan hudud terlaksana di Malaysia sekurang-kurangnya di Kelantan dan Terengganu.

Namun, jelas dan terang, UMNO menolak hudud dan mereka TIDAK AKAN SEKALI-KALI menyokong usaha menlaksanakan hukum jinayah Islam.

Itulah hakikatnya.

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Hudud : Tidak perlu pinda perlembagaan

Mon, Sep 20, 2010

Dalam Negeri

aziz_bari1 KUALA LUMPUR: Untuk melaksanakan hukum hudud di negara ini tidak perlu membuat pindaan perlembagaan secara besar-besaran tetapi memadai dengan menggubal sebuah akta dan enakmen.

"Hudud hanya boleh dilaksanakan sekiranya kerajaan yang memerintah bersetuju untuk membentangkannya dan menyediakan prasarana yang diperlukan," kata pakar perlembagaan Prof. Dr Aziz Bari.

Beliau yang juga pensyarah di Universiti Islam Antarabangsa berkata, "oleh kerana hudud adalah dasar PAS dan bukan keutamaan Pakatan Rakyat maka apa yang perlu dilakukan ialah menyakinkan rakyat.

"Apabila rakyat faham dan mahu hudud dilaksanakan kerajaan tidak ada pilihan. Di sini saya setuju dengan kenyataan yang pernah disuarakan oleh bekas presiden PAS, almarhum Datuk Fadzil Noor dahulu. Umumnya rakyat perlu faham dan sokong," ujar beliau seperti dilapor Harakah.

Beliau juga turut menjelaskan tentang kenyataan yang disalah erti oleh media kononnya hudud tidak boleh dilaksanakan dengan pendekatan yang klasikal.

Katanya, beliau bercakap dengan media yang tidak boleh memahami hudud; sebenarnya beliau mengatakan bahawa pelaksanaan hudud dalam negara moden seperti Malaysia perlu dibuat dalam konteks perlembagaan dan undang-undang.

"Dan ini telah pun diikuti dalam pelaksanaan hukum Islam yang lain seperti perbankan Islam, undang-undang keluarga Islam dan seterusnya.

"Kita boleh belajar dari pengalaman masyarakat Islam silam tetapi akhirnya apa yang perlu ditangani sekarang inilah yang menentukan. Prinsipnya tetap dan sama tetapi pelaksanaan menuntut kebijaksanaan dan pengubahsuaian," tegas Aziz.

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Raya One MAlaysia UMNO BERA

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Friday, September 17, 2010

Ekonomi Malaysia Bakal Turun Ke Tahap Filipina

NOTA EDITOR: Laporan terbaru menunjukkan Malaysia telah menjadi negara paling tidak menarik bagi pelaburan. Ini berdasarkan laporan terbaru Bank of America-Merill Lynch yang menyatakan Malaysia adalah pasaran yang paling tidak menarik bagi pelaburan.

Laporan terbaru ini mengingatkan saya kenyataan seorang rakan saya dari Singapura. Beliau berkata ekonomi Malaysia sedang menurun ke tahap FIlipina. Dengan kata lain, selepas ini rakan bersaing MAlaysia hanyalah negara-negara seperti Burma, Laos dan Timur Leste. Malahan, Filipina akan mempunyai ekonomi yang lebih maju dari MAlaysia.

Malahan, sejak akhir-akhir ini kadar FDI yang masuk ke Filipina lebih tinggi dari MAlaysia. Tanpa FDI, bagaimana ekonomi MAlaysia hendak membangun?

Saya tidak terkejut sekiranya ekonomi Malaysia merudum ke tahap di bawah FIlipina. Bagaimanakah MAlaysia mampu naik taraf dari segi ekonomi sekiranya wang MAS sebanyak RM600 juta boleh lenyap sebegitu mudah sekali tanpa sesiapa pun mengetahui kemana wang tersebut telah lesap.

Maknanya, hanya pelabur yang kurang siuman sahaja yang akan melabur di Malasia selepas apa yang telah berlaku kepada MAS. RM600 juta boleh lesap begitu sahaja.

Terimalah penangan pemerintahan Barisan Nasional.



Investors shun Malaysia for neighbours
By Yow Hong Chieh
September 16, 2010


Najib’s bid for private investment to drive Malaysia’s economy has been hampered by resistance to his planned reforms. — file pic
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 16 — Malaysia is now the “least favoured market” in Asia Pacific for investors after nearly doubling its underweight rating from last month, according to a recent Bank of America Merrill Lynch report.

The country slipped two spots — from 10th place to dead last — in the investment bank’s latest Fund Managers Survey, even as the Najib administration prepares to unveil ambitious economic reforms meant to boost investor confidence.

The report appears to be the latest indictment of Malaysia’s inability to compete with rival regional markets. In the past decade, the once roaring Asian Tiger has seen its dominant position as an investment destination in Southeast Asia crumble even as neighbouring countries push to the fore.

A survey last week by the World Economic Forum (WEF) of 139 nations showed that Malaysia had slipped two places in global competitiveness rankings to 26th in the past year, while Indonesia surged 10 places to 44th.

The government is nonetheless optimistic that reforms under Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s New Economic Model (NEM) — details of which will be revealed next month — will revitalise the economy and help Malaysia achieve developed nation status by 2020.

However, Najib’s economic transformation is hinged on the government’s ability to galvanise RM2.2 trillion in investments over the next 10 years — 92 per cent of which is to come from the private sector — and it remains to be seen if the prime minister can overcome investors’ muted response to his plans so far.

Najib also faces stiff opposition from Malay rights groups who feel such reforms threaten what they perceive to be Malay “special rights”, and seems unable to push them through without significant compromise.

Elsewhere in the region, China remained the favourite market by far despite an uncertain global outlook. A net 11 per cent of investors expect China’s economy to strengthen, up from -39 per cent in July, according to Merrill Lynch.

Indonesia, slightly underweight last month, jumped to second place on an overweight call, edging out Hong Kong in the process. New Zealand, Taiwan, South Korea and India remained neutral.

Emerging markets outperformed developed markets this year and remain the preferred destination for investors, although emerging market allocations have been trimmed due to growth uncertainty and risk aversion.

Brazil and Russia continue to be favourites, but appetite for Turkey has fallen in the past two months.

The consumer discretionary sector is still the most popular among emerging market investors, followed by industrials, telecoms and financials.

Defensive sectors like utilities, staples and healthcare remain least favoured but have reduced their underweight positions from last month.
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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Rakyat Selangor Pun Tak Hingin Khir Toyo Jadi MB Kembali

Khir dilaporkan oleh MAlaysiakini berkata beliau sudah tidak mahu lagi menjadi MB Selangor kerana beliau mendakwa negeri Selangor sudah hancur kerana diperintah PAkatan Rakyat.

Saya sebagai anak jati Selangor ingin menyatakan kami pun tak hingin Khir Toyo kembali jadi MB Selangor. MAlahan, saya meminta Khir Toyo menjual villa mewah beliau Glenmarie dan pindah ke negeri lain. TIada tempat untuk orang macam Khir Toyo di negeri Selangor ini.



EXCLUSIVE There will be no return to glory for former Selangor menteri besar Dr Mohd Khir Toyo.

Ousted in 2008 when Pakatan Rakyat wrested the state in a surprise general election coup, Khir said he is no longer interested in the post because he cannot bear the damage done to the state which he had led for eight years.

khir toyo interview 150910“I will tell you honestly that I have no interest in becoming an MB any more because the damage done (by the current government led by Pakatan Rakyat) is too bad [sic], it is un-repairable in a short time,” he said.

This is not because he is shirking the tough job, he said, but because he thinks others should be given a chance.

After all, he said, when he was first-appointed MB at the age of 33, the state reserves were down to RM200 million and all the government-linked companies were in the red.

“Alhamdulillah, not many people have criticised me about the development of the state of Selangor, on procedures, etc. But politically, people say I am not a good leader. That's why (I say) give it to other people,” he said.

As is the case of the Selamatkan Selangor (Save Selangor) campaign, he is happy to just follow in the shadow of Selangor BN deputy chairperson Noh Omar and recently appointed BN senator Ezam Mohd Nor.

“Noh Omar firsNONEt, then Ezam and then me,” said Khir, who is now Opposition Leader in the state legislative assembly.

His stark absence during the roadshow, however, marks what some believe is an increasingly steep downward slide for once high-flyer.

According to Khir, his choice to “trail” Noh and Ezam is less because he is a liability to BN, and more because he feels guilty for BN Selangor's defeat in 2008.

“When (BN fell in Selangor), of course I felt guilty. The responsibility was mine. I met with (then deputy prime minister Najib Abdul Razak) and said that I did not want a large responsibility and that I would rather get to know my supporters in my constituency.

“I had only served as a state assemblyperson for eight months when I was appointed MB. I was not close to my constituents. I felt guilty of this too, so now I am rectifying my faults.”

Asserting that he is out of the spotlight by choice, Khir discounts talk that he is has been 'sidelined' as he is now a liability to BN, what with the incessant allegations of graft against him.

“I am not a liability. I don't feel that. When I speak people still listen. If I am really a liability then (Pakatan) doesn't need to get so personal with me.

“If people don't like me, then they don't have to worry so much about me. But they get so personal with me. Whenever I make a statement, they have to attack back.”

Why he stays on

He also said that, ever since he became Opposition Leader, Pakatan representatives have tried hard to scare him into submission but he remains unfazed by this brand of “mafia” and “childish politics”.

“So many people have come up to warn me, some came themselves, and then sent representatives (to say), 'Don't make too much noise. We have more (on you)'.

“I am not worried. I am responsible (for criticising the state government) because I am the Opposition Leader. If I don't point it out (their mistakes), then who will?”

But his efforts to keeNONEp the state government in check, he said, have not gained much support from the media, not even the Umno-owned daily Utusan Malaysia.

“When the 'opposition coalition' became the government, I found that there has been a tendency for the media to not criticise them. That's what I see. I don't know why. As if criticising the government is an offence. This is not right. We have to change our attitude,” he said.

Nevertheless, he admitted that this was probably the case when he was in government as well, with the exception of “social media”.

Unlike DAP, PAS and PKR which enjoyed much support from this medium, said Khir - who is also a blogger - social media have snubbed the opposition (BN in Selangor) this time around.

Not getting much love either from his party (albeit by choice), the media or the state government, one wonders why this former top politician is still in the game.

Already raking in RM50,000-60,000 in monthly pay before he was made MB - he is a dentist by profession - it is also not the state assemblyperson pay-cheque that he is playing for.

At the end of the day, he said, it is a question of loyalty.

“I don't want people to say that I am a leader who forgets his party. I will be with the party forever. I will serve my party well, I will serve my leader well,” he said.



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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Pendapatan Kedah bocor 205% Setahun Selama di Bawah Barisan Nasional

NOTA EDITOR: Keupayaan Kerajaan Kedah menaikkan pendapatan negeri sebanyak 205% adalah satu kejayaan yang sangat besar. Ia menunjukkan selama ini berlaku "kebocoran" yang sangat besar selama negeri berada di bawah pemerintahan Barisan Nasional.

Apa yang Kerajaan PAS/PR buat di KEdah hanyalah menutup kebocoran-kebocoran ini, dan pendapatan negeri Kedah naik 205%. Syabas diucapkan kepada UStaz Azizan Razak (yang juga kawan baik arwah bapa saya).

TUlang Besi cuma nak komen, dalam negeri PR yang paling "slow" pun macam Kedah, kita masih dapat penuhi 80% janji pilihanraya. Sememangnya dari mula lagi sudah dijangka Kedah tidak dapat bergerak laju seperti negeri2 lain.

Sebab utama adalah Kedah adalah antara negeri termiskin. Lebih ramai orang miskin di Kedah berbanding Kelantan. Maka, perubahan tentulah berlaku dengan kadar yang perlahan berbanding negeri-negeri lain.

Inshaalah, KEdah akan maju ke hadapan di bawah Pakatan Rakyat berbanding kalau mereka kekal di bawah UMNO/BN.

MB Kedah akui manifesto ekonomi belum tercapai
Sep 15, 10 6:56pm

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Menteri Besar Kedah Datuk Seri Azizan Abdul Razak hari ini mengakui bahawa kerajaan negeri itu masih belum berjaya mencapai manifesto Pilihan Raya Umum 2008 dalam bidang ekonomi.

Bagaimanapun, Azizan berkata kerajaan pimpinannya berjaya meningkatkan hasil negeri sebanyak 205 peratus.

"Jika dipandang dari sudut ekonomi, memang kita masih belum menampakkan hasil, tetapi dari sudut lain, kita telah dapat meningkatkan hasil negeri sebanyak 205 peratus.

"Kita telah tingkatkan hasil negeri, itu kejayaan kita yang tak dibuat oleh BN dulu," katanya kepada pemberita pada majlis rumah terbuka di kediaman rasmi Menteri Besar di Seri Mentalon di Alor Setar.

Beliau juga berkata pencapaian 80 peratus pelaksanaan manifesto PAS di Kedah bukan hanya tertumpu kepada bidang ekonomi semata-mata, tetapi merangkumi semua aspek.

Katanya, kenyataan bekas Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid bahawa pencapaian 80 peratus itu merupakan retorik semata-mata, adalah tidak benar kerana peratusan itu merupakan pencapaian keseluruhan manifesto yang dibuat kepada rakyat semasa pilihan raya umum lepas, dan bukan hanya dalam bidang ekonomi.

"Apa yang dikatakan oleh Mahdzir tentang sambungan projek itu memang betul. Kita telah menyambung semua projek-projek yang telah dirancang oleh kerajaan terdahulu, seperti meneruskan pentadbiran Kolej Universiti Insaniah (KUIN), itu kita akui," katanya.

Azizan berkata walaupun KUIN ditubuhkan semasa pentadbiran kerajaan negeri terdahulu, namun kerajaan yang ada sekarang merancang dan membina kampus induk di Kuala Ketil, selain menambah program baru di kolej itu.

"Jadi, bila kita bercakap tentang konsep 'Kedah Sejahtera Nikmat Untuk Semua', kita sudah buat, tetapi ia tidak boleh dilihat dari segi sudut ekonomi sahaja, tetapi kita bercakap untuk kesenangan dan kesejahteraan rakyat, rakyat melihat kita adil untuk semua," katanya.

Beliau berkata jika mahu melihat hasil ekonomi, tempoh antara tiga dan empat tahun diperlukan kerana ia tidak boleh diperoleh dengan segera.
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Monday, September 13, 2010

UMNO Rompak FELDA, MAS, PLUS, PROTON..... PETRONAS???

Affidavit Tan Sri Tajuddin Ramli banyak membuka mata rakyat. Tan Sri Tajuddin memberitahu bahawa wang MAS sebanyak RM600 juta lesap kerana beliau diarahkan UMNO untuk merompak wang tersebut untuk UMNO. Tidak cukup dengan wang tersebut, MAS juga telah berhutang RM8 billion. Tan Sri Tajuddin juga menyatakan kehilangan wang MAS tersebut dilakukan oleh beliau atas arahan Presiden UMNO dan UMNO. Apa pun, sudahlah MAS hilang RM600 juta, duit rakyat digunakan untuk menampung kerugian MAS sebanyak RM8 billion selepas krisis kewangan 1997.

FELDA, PLUS, PROTON...

Kita baru sahaja tahu lebih RM2.7billion (atau RM8 billion) wang FELDA lesap dirompak oleh UMNO. Kononnya untuk tanam semula, tapi Guthrie dan Sime Darby pun tanam semula juga dengan kos yang berkali ganda lebih murah.

Lepas tu apa sebab bangunan FELDA boleh jadi begitu mahal macam tu? Apa untung peneroka FELDA dengan sebuah lagi bangunan di tengah-tengah Kuala Lumpur. Bukankah FELDA sudah ada bangunan di Segitiga Emas? Adakah peneroka-peneroka dari pendalaman Negeri Sembilan boleh tinggal di bangunan Felda yang baru setiap kali mereka melawat Kuala Lumpur.

MAlahan dari pengkajian MAlaysiawaves, bilangan pejabat yang kosong di Kuala Lumpur sudah pun tinggi. DEngan menambah lagi bilangan pejabat di Kuala Lumpur adalah langkah yang bakal membawa kerugian kepada FELDA.

Proton pula bukan sahaja wang rakyat dirompak (dalam bentuk subsidi) sebanyak RM13 billion, rakyat Malaysia sendiri di rompak. Yakni dengan terpaksa membayar RM40k lebih mahal dario harga pasaran setiap kereta yang dibeli oleh rakyat Malaysia.

Misalnya, sepatutnya Proton Wira cuma dijual dengan harga RM20k tapi rakyat Malaysia dipaksa UMNO untuk membelinya dengan harga RM60k.

PLUS: Malaysiawaves telah mendedahkan PLUS digunakan untuk menyelamatkan bangunan UMNO dari dilelong oleh bank.

PETRONAS

Dari pendedahan-pendedahan terbaru ini, saya tak berani nak bayangkan sudah berapa lori wang Petronas dirompak UMNO dan kroni-kroni mereka.

Dipersilakan membaca artikel2 saya di bawah ini:

1.0 Apa Sudah Jadi Dengan RM456billion Hasil Petroleum Malaysia?

2.0 Where Has All of Malaysia's Oil Money Gone To?

3.0 Bersedialah Melihat Anak2 Gadis Kita Jadi Pelacur Selagi UMNO Terus Memerintah

Bayangkanlah sendiri.

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Saturday, September 11, 2010

Hubungan Keruh PERKASA-UMNO Sandiwara??

Siapa tak kenal Berahim Ali? Ku Li dulu panggil dia Berahim Katak. Dia boleh menyerupai apa sahaja. Sekejap boleh jadi musuh sekejap boleh jadi lawan lepas tu jadi musuh balik.

Pada Hari Raya Kedua, Berahim telah ditemuramah pemberita. Malaysiakini melaporkan:


Katanya, beliau agak terkejut mendengar kenyataan setiausaha agung Umno bahawa parti itu tidak mahu mengaitkannya dengan PERKASA.

"Bila kita minta sokongan Umno?" soalnya.

Sehubungan itu, Ibrahim menjelaskan bahawa PERKASA adalah sebuah NGO yang tidak ada kena mengena dengan Umno.

"Hanya kerana mereka tidak akan menyokong kami, itu tidak bermakna kami tidak mempunyai sokongan sama sekali," tambahnya.


Bukankah ini PERKASA yang sama yang telah berkempen menentang calon berbangsa Melayu di Hulu Selangor tempohari?

Dengan kata lain, PERKASA itu sendiri "cakap tak serupa bikin". Bolehkah kita percaya "perbalahan" terbaru UMNO/BN dengan PERKASA?

PERKASA <==> YAYASAN PERDANA <==> VINSETAN


PERKASA mendapat sokongan kuat dan padu dari Dr Mahathir Muhammad. Saya sendiri di dalam FACEBOOK berkali-kali mencabar ARMAND KETUA WIRA PERKASA supaya menafikan PERKASA mendapat pembiayaan dari Yayasan PERDANA. Sehingga hari ini cabaran saya tidak berani dijawab.

Mengapa saya sebut Yayasan Perdana? Ia adalah kerana tokeh judi besar bernama Vinsetan adalah salah seorang dari Ahli Lembaga Amanah (Board of Trustees)Yayasan Perdana.

Ertinya, kemungkinan besar Vinsetan adalah salah seorang dari penyumbang terbesar kepada Yayasan Perdana.

Malahan, bukan Vinsetan sahaja yang menjadi Ahli Lembaga Amanah kepada Yayasan Perdana. Terdapat ramai lagi tokeh-tokeh CIna yang kaya raya menganggotai Ahli LEmbaga Amanah Yayasan Perdana. Misalnya:

i. Tan Sri Dato' Francis Yeoh Sock Ping - YTL Corporation

ii. Tan Sri Dato' Lee Kim Yew - Country Heights

iii. Dato' Seri Lee Oi Hian - Mengikut FORBES, beliau berjumlah RM225
juta

iv. Dato' Sri Kua Sian Kooi - Kurnia Insurans (rujuk Forbes)

v.Tan Sri Datuk Tee Hock Seng - YB Senator

Dengan kata lain, yang menganggotai Ahli Lembaga Amanah Yayasan Perdana adalah hartawan-hartawan Cina yang mampu membiayai aktiviti serta operasi PERKASA seluruh MAlaysia.

Sekali lagi saya ingatkan, saya masih tidak mendapat penafian dari Armand Ketua Wira PERKASA bahawa PERKASA tidak mendapat pembiayaan dari Yayasan PERDANA.

Kesimpulannya, bagi saya, pertembungan BN/UMNO dengan PERKASA adalah sandiwara semata-mata. Tujuannya adalah:

1.0 Mengekalkan kempen menakutkan orang Melayu dengan momokan kononnya Melayu dalam bahaya (melalui PERKASA)

2.0 Pada waktu yang sama, mahu mengekalkan dan menambah sokongan bukan Melayu kepada UMNO dan BN (melalui BN dan UMNO serta kepimpinan Najib Tun Razak).

Cara terbaik bagi Pakatan Rakyat adalah teruskan dengan "service" kepada rakyat serta pendedahan korupsi UMNO dan BN. Jangan termakan dengan agenda Melayu tajaan PERKASA ataupun UMNO.

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MAS Bangkrap Kerana Dirompak UMNO

Kita semua tahu sewaktu Tajudin Ramli baru ambil alih MAS, akaun MAS mempunyai lebih RM600 juta. Apabila Tajuddin meninggalkan MAS, hutang sebanyak RM8 billion ditinggalkan dalam akaun MAS. Soalnya sekarang, kemanakah wang lebih RM600 juta + hutang RM8 billion telah "menghilang".

Sekarang ini, Tajuddin Ramli sedang turun naik mahkamah. Beliau menyatakan bahwa beliau hanya agen UMNO semata-mata. Wang milik MAS tersebut semuanya telah pergi ke UMNO dan beliau cuma menjadi alat kepada UMNO bagi memudahkan pemindah milik wang MAS kepada UMNO semata-mata.


MAlaysiawaves mengucapkan ribuan terima kasih keapda Raja Petra kerana menerbitkan affidavit Tajuddin Ramli kepada mahkamah MAlaysia di dalam mempertahankan diri beliau.

Affidavit Tajuddin Ramli ini boleh dibaca di sini


Kalau ingat, sebelum ini, Malaysiawaves pernah mendedahkan projek Lebuhraya Utara Selatan sebenarnya digunakan oleh UMNO bagi menyelamatkan bangunan UMNO dari dilelong oleh bank.

Sekarang ni kita didedahkan pula bagaimana MAS dirompak UMNO bagi mengkayakan UMNO dan kroni2 mereka.

Tak heranlah ekonomi Malaysia semakin lama semakin layu. Semua kekayaan negara disedut UMNO dan kroni2 mereka.

TUlang Besi

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Friday, September 10, 2010

Marina Mahathir Sokong Amalan Homoseks

Di dalam bapa Marina memecat Anwar Ibrahim atas alasan akhlak Anwar buruk kerana kesukaannya dengan amalan meliwat, tiba-tiba anak Mahathir sendiri menyokong amalan homoseks secara terbuka.

Malaysiakini melaporkan:

During a speech at The Annexe Gallery in Kuala Lumpur last year, Marina Mahathir questioned the logic behind the popular assertion that homosexuality causes societal collapse.

She said that if families accepted their children for who they are, there won't be any breaking up of families. They go on being a family. And since families make up the fundamental units of society, if society consists of loving healthy families, how will it collapse?


Ucapan MArina Mahathir jelas menampakkan sokongan terbuka beliau kepada amalan homoseks dan peliwatan. Pada masa yang sama bapanya memecat dan memfitnah Anwar atas tuduhan kononnya Anwar mengamalkan amalan seks luar tabiie.

Hairan saya mengapa masih wujud manusia dalam dunia ini yang masih tidak mengerti hakikat bahawa tuhan menjadikan manusia itu berpasang-pasangan yakni lelaki dan perempuan.

Kiranya hubungan seks sesama lelaki dibenarkan oleh Tuhan, nescaya Tuhan tidak akan mencipta kaum hawa.
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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Stephen Hawking's Junk Science Atheism

EDITOR's NOTE: Stephen Hawking latest attempt to deny the existance of God rebuked. Isn't it a wonder why Stephen Hawking has never won the Nobel Prize for Physics? It's also a wonder how Stephen Hawking is able to come to such conclusion without any physical evidence. Relying only on his theoretical models.


Stephen Hawking's Junk Science Atheism

Commentary by Matthew Cullinan Hoffman

MEXICO CITY, September 6, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com)
- World-famous physics professor Stephen Hawking is making waves and headlines by claiming in his new book, The Grand Design, that God is not necessary to explain the existence of the universe because, in his words, "as recent advances in cosmology suggest, the laws of gravity and quantum theory allow universes to appear spontaneously from nothing."

"Spontaneous creation is the reason there is something rather than nothing, why the universe exists, why we exist," he adds. "It is not necessary to invoke God to light the blue touch paper and set the universe going."

Although the book is not yet available to the public and only a few paragraphs have been quoted in the commercial media, it appears that Hawking is playing the same game he played in his celebrated work, A Brief History of Time, which established his fame in the 1980s and has sold millions of copies worldwide. He takes theories that he admits are unproven, then uses verbal sleight of hand to begin treating them subtly as fact. Even worse, however, is his method of spinning ludicrous philosophical conclusions from such theories, implying that they simply follow from the science.

Hawking makes hay out of the theory of the "vacuum fluctuation" to imply that matter can simply spontaneously appear, created out of "nothing." A vacuum fluctuation is an event in which the forces of nature manifest themselves briefly as "virtual particles," so briefly they cannot be directly observed, and then disappear. Such theoretical entities seem to be well supported by experimental evidence. However, physics has not abandoned the principle of the conservation of mass and energy, and the "nothing" that such particles receive their mass from is in fact something very real, known as "vacuum energy," which permeates all of space.

"Quantum cosmologists," such as Hawking, have made a cottage industry out of speculating that events like vacuum fluctuations could result in the creation of entirely new worlds, although they have no direct experimental proof of such events occurring. This is in keeping with Hawking's general obsession with highly theoretical constructs that have little hard data to support them. He has, for example, spent many years theorizing on the properties of black holes, entities whose very existence remains unproven. This is why, despite his great fame and unquestioned ability, he has never received the Nobel Prize in physics.

In his latest bid for publicity, Hawking appears to be employing his usual shell-game verbiage to imply the "spontaneous" appearance of the physical world, with Nothing itself as a creator. His theory emphasizes vacuum fluctuations, but it apparently slips his mind that the law of conservation of energy remains an axiom of physics. He defines "nothing" in a very peculiar way -- apparently the energy of the vacuum is "nothing." Moreover, Hawking cites two particular "nothings" to justify his something-from-nothing theory, which are the laws of gravity and quantum mechanics (the laws governing microphysical particles). He says that these laws make such events possible. Are gravity and quantum-physical laws "nothing"?

Hawking's current statements are similar to those he made in his Brief History of Time, where he tried to imply that the universe came out of nothing because research suggests that the positive and negative energy of the universe balance each other out. Gravity, which is an attractive force, is understood as "negative energy," and the expansive movement of the universe is seen as "positive energy."

Of course, if you add together a negative number and positive number whose absolute values are equal, you get zero, but so what? Are we to conclude that because these two variables sum to nothing, that they had their origin in nothing, or perhaps that they don't even exist because they cancel each other out? If so, how could one place them as terms in the equation in the first place? Hawking never bothers to answer basic questions like that, apparently hoping that his naive and sympathetic audience won't ask them.

Selective science?

While making selective use of new and untested theories to make his case, Hawking conveniently forgets to mention that the most commonly-accepted interpretation of quantum physics has a tendency to dramatically undermine his position. That interpretation is known as the Copenhagen Interpretation (CI), popularized by Nobel Prize winning physicist Niels Bohr. The CI postulates that particles don't really exist until they are observed -- they only exist in a potential way, as probabilities. Indeed, if one is to take the ultra-empiricist position that Hawking takes, in which perception and reality are naively equated, this is the most logical conclusion one can draw from modern quantum physics, which uses probabilities to address the trade-off between the precision of our knowledge about the location and momentum of particles.

However, if it is true that particles don't exist until they are observed, then human beings themselves would not exist, and therefore the whole universe would not exist, unless there were a non-physical observer outside of the universe causing it to exist. This is one reason that some physicists who initially embraced the CI because it dovetailed with their empiricist worldview, have backed away from it. They don't like the conclusions it tends to lead them to. The non-physical observer outside of the universe, causing it to exist by observing it, sounds too much like God.

Not surprisingly, Hawking has rejected the CI in favor of another, less popular interpretation called the "many worlds" interpretation. According to Hawking's own review of the book, he applies this interpretation of quantum physics as if it is something that flows out of the science itself, rather than being an unproven (and currently unprovable) supposition that is rejected by large numbers of physicists. He then uses this fanciful theory, which claims that every quantum event spawns new, alternate universes where all possibilities are realized, to reject the strong anthropic principle, which argues that the fine-tuning of the universe suggests the existence of a Creator. Hawking argues that with so many parallel worlds, one is bound to be friendly to life, and so no further explanation is needed.

Natural science vs philosophy and religion

However, the errors in Hawking's thinking run deeper than the inconsistencies and speculations in his use of modern physics. They imply a fundamental misunderstanding about the differences between the natural sciences and the sciences of philosophy and theology. While the natural sciences can give answers to questions about the precise nature of physical objects and their behavior, they cannot answer questions about the origins of the physical world itself, which is an area addressed by metaphysical philosophy, theology, and religion.

In fact, Hawking openly characterizes his new book as a challenge to philosophy itself, claiming that modern physics is capable of answering all of the questions addressed by the philosophic sciences, thus rendering the latter obsolete.

The absurdity and arrogance of such a proposition is immediately obvious when one considers that physics and other physical sciences don't have non-physical reality as their subject matter. Physics studies physical things. It doesn't study purely abstract concepts according to their nature, like the formal sciences of logic, mathematics, and geometry - which are ironically sciences on which physics depends. Physics therefore cannot tell us about the origin of all physical things, which would take it to an extra-physical realm outside of its own sphere of competence.

Hawking's incredible naiveté and ignorance about the nature of philosophy and its relation to the natural sciences becomes evident when reading his Brief History of Time, which makes embarrassing blunders about Aristotle, even claiming that he denied the validity of the senses (he is famous for affirming the opposite). However, Hawking's seemingly total ignorance about philosophy also leads him to breathtaking errors in reasoning, which would inspire pity in the reader if it weren't for the fact that he will never be held accountable for them.

Hawking and his fellow-travelers want to attribute the beginning of the universe to physical laws, while ignoring the issue of their source. A law is a concept, a principle, it is not a physical thing. How do such laws exist without a lawgiver? How do concepts exist without a mind to conceive them? If so, where and how do they exist? Are they floating around in the mythical ether?

More problematical is the very existence of things that do not exist by their nature. There is nothing necessary about the laws of physics as we find them, nor the physical objects of our universe and their properties. We can conceive of an infinite number of possible universes, each with their own set of laws, objects, and internal conditions. So why does this universe exist and not others? If others exist, why do they exist instead of not existing? This is known in philosophy as the contingency problem, and it is one that physics cannot begin to answer. The finite things of our world do not exist by any internal necessity. Therefore they must depend on something else for their existence, and ultimately all things must depend on a being that exists by its very nature, that exists per se. Christians, Jews, Muslims and others call that being God.

Other philosophical problems arise with Hawking's belief in "spontaneous," uncaused events. Although the Heisenberg uncertainty principle, which is a fundamental element of quantum physics, requires scientists to use theories of probability and "randomness" when creating mathematical models of the physical world, this does not translate automatically to the conclusion that the world is truly, metaphysically random, and lacking in design.

Randomness is a meaningless concept without a preexisting probability function to define it, along with rules and objects to which it applies. Moreover, randomness itself is only a way of dealing with a lack of complete knowledge about a set of circumstances, much as we deal with a deck of cards that has been shuffled. The idea that the world could be the product of some primordial "randomness" and fundamentally uncaused is absurd on its face, and flies in the nature of science itself, which is the study of causes and principles. If the existence of the universe can be "random" and uncaused, so can any event that takes place within it, which would utterly eliminate science, and the ability to rationally understand the world we live in.

Hawking's thought is symptomatic of the disciplinary hubris that often overcomes academics, especially physicists and other practitioners of the natural sciences, who forget that their respective fields are, after all, limited. The natural sciences in particular seem to attract large numbers of people who are convinced that only physical reality exists, despite the massive edifice of arguments that have been raised against such a worldview for over 2,300 years by philosophy and theology. They are often laboring under the most primitive kinds of philosophical errors, especially empiricism, a long-refuted doctrine that lives on only in the naive minds of otherwise brilliant scientists, whose myopic vision of the world drives them to great achievements in their own fields, while leading them to utter failure in answering the great questions of life.

Jane Hawking, Stephen Hawking's ex-wife whom he left to marry his young nurse, probably put it best when she said of her husband, "Stephen has the feeling that because everything is reduced to a rational, mathematical formula, that must be the truth. He is delving into realms that really do matter to thinking people and, in a way, that can have a very disturbing effect on people -- and he's not competent."

Unfortunately, this brilliant physicist and incompetent philosopher is likely to have quite a disturbing effect on our already confused society, unless other, more responsible physicists raise their voices. Let us hope they do.
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Selamat Hari Raya AidilFitri Kepada Seluruh Pembaca Malaysiawaves


Tulang Besi ingin mengucapkan Selamat Hari Raya dan Maaf Zahir Batin kepada seluruh pembaca Malaysiawaves hendaknya.

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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Saran Pengerusi Surau Al Huda Saman MAIS RM20 Juta

NOTA EDITOR: Sebagai seorang Islam yang membenci fitnah UMNO, saya menyarankan bekas Pengerusi Surau Al Huda supaya menyaman MAIS dan Khusrin Rahmat dengan jumlah RM20 juta.

Sesungguhnya, MAIS dan Khusrin telah menyalahgunakan agama untuk kepentingan UMNO dan Barisan Najis.

Sekiranya tidak, selepas ini UMNO akan terus menerus menggunakan MAIS untuk menjalankan kerja-kerja politik kotor mereka.

Wallahualam




Jawatankuasa surau nafi dakwaan Najib MP Teo sampaikan tazkirah
TERKINI @ 09:25:29 PM 06-09-2010
Oleh Clara Chooi
September 06, 2010


KUALA LUMPUR, 6 Sept – Pengerusi jawatankuasa pengurusan Surau Al-Huda Azemi Ahmad yang dipecat Mais menyangkal dakwaan Datuk Seri Najib Razak bahawa Ahli Parlimen Serdang Teo Nie Ching menyampaikan “tazkirah” ketika mengadakan kunjungan ke premis itu akhir bulan lalu.

Azemi memberitahu The Malaysian Insider bahawa perdana menteri memperoleh maklumat yang tidak tepat kerana Teo (gambar) tidak sama sekali menyentuh soal-soal berkaitan dengan agama.

“Jelas, beliau (Najib) memperoleh maklumat yang salah. Teo hanya bercakap mengenai skim pinjaman pendidikan yang disediakan oleh kerajaan negeri Selangor untuk memasuki universiti awam.

“Menyampaikan tazkirah bermakna beliau kena sentuh isu-isu agama, untuk bercakap mengenai Islam. Beliau tidak berbuat demikian,” kata Azemi ketika dihubungi hari ini.

Justeru tegas beliau, Teo dan jawatankuasa pengurusan tidak melakukan apa-apa kesalahan.

Ketika berucap di Gombak sempena majlis berpuasa semalam, Najib bertegas Teo telah melanggar keputusan Majlis Fatwa Kebangsaan apabila beliau memasuki ruang solat Surau Al-Huda, Kajang pada 22 Ogos lalu.

Najib berkata, fatwa yang dikeluarkan Mac lalu adalah jelas bahawa bukan Islam mesti memperoleh kebenaran daripada masjid dan mengenakan pakaian sopan ketika memasuki kawasan masjid dan surau.

Teo memasuki ruang solat surau itu pada 22 Ogos lalu tanpa mengenakan tudung tetapi menegaskan beliau berbuat demikian dengan kebenaran pengurusan surau.

Najib yang juga Pengerusi Umno Selangor berkata, Teo telah melakukan satu lagi kesalahan dengan menyampaikan tazkirah ketika kunjungannya.

Azemi juga menegaskan bahawa Teo tidak melanggar fatwa ekoran kegagalannya mengenakan tudung apabila memasuki ruang solat surau berkenaan.

“Ia hanya sopan untuk memakai tudung. Beliau bukan Islam, jadi tidak semestinya wajib bagi beliau memakai tudung... ia hanya pilihan, dan digalakkan,” katanya.

“Sebagaimana saya kata tadi, sebagai seorang bukan Muslim, ia bukan satu kemestian. Ia satu obligasi dan wajib bagi Muslim memakainya,” kata beliau.

Bekas mufti Perlis Dr Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin juga tidak bersetuju dengan Najib bahawa Teo telah melanggar fatwa.

Kata beliau, fatwa itu dengan jelas menyebut bahawa bukan Islam boleh memasuki kawasan masjid.

“Saya tidak akan fokus pada soal tazkirah kerana saya tidak hadir ketika Teo menyampaikan ucapan. Tetapi sudah pasti, sebagaimana saya sebutkan sebelum ini, surau tidak harus digunakan untuk tujuan politik.

“Tetapi, fokus saya sekarang ialah sama ada bukan Islam boleh memasuki masjid, dan jawapannya ialah Ya,” kata beliau.

Mengenai tindakan Teo tidak mengenakan tudung atau skarf, Asri berkata, ramai ahli Umno juga berbuat demikian.

“Ia bukan satu kesalahan dalam kes Teo kerana beliau bukan seorang yang beragama Islam,” kata beliau yang berpendapat bahawa mereka yang memasuki masjid perlu menghormati dengan menutup aurat.

“Seperti juga, jika saya hendak pergi ke pejabat perdana menteri atau pejabat menteri besar, saya perlu mengenakan pakaian yang sopan untuk menghormati budaya tempat itu. Ini fahaman bersama,” kata Asri.

Bagaimanapun Asri menekankan bukan kesalahan Teo kerana tidak mengenakan skarf ketika berada di Surau Al-Huda.

“Ia kesalahan jawatankuasa masjid, bukan Teo. Mereka sepatutnya memaklumkan beliau, dan jangan mengharapkan beliau mengetahuinya kerana beliau bukan beragama Islam.

“Sebagai umat Islam dan penyelia masjid, jawatankuasa seharusnya memaklumkan kepada beliau,” kata beliau lagi.

Sehubungan itu beliau menggesa Majlis Fatwa Kebangsaan agar mengadakan taklimat kepada semua jawatankuasa surau dan masjid untuk menentukan prosedur yang betul bagi mengelakkan salah faham seumpama itu berulang.

“Siapa tahu, kemungkinan mereka mengubah fatwa sekali lagi kerana mereka melihat amalan yang berbeza di luar negara. Mereka mungkin melihat (Presiden AS) Barack Obama memasuki masjid dan mereka mungkin mengubah fatwa.

“Kita perlu ada banyak keseragaman dan kita perlu menasihatkan jawatankuasa masjid tentang apa yang mereka perlu lakukan,” katanya lagi.

Bagaimanapun Mufti Perak Tan Sri Harussani Zakaria bersetuju dengan Najib bahawa Teo telah melanggar fatwa yang sedia ada keputusan dibuat Majlis Fatwa Kebangsaan terpakai kepada semua termasuk bukan Islam.

“Ia satu undang-undang dan semua orang terikat dengannya. Dalam kes ini, beliau bertindak bertentangan dengan fatwa kerana beliau tidak menutup rambut ketika masuk ke surau dan beliau juga menyampaikan ucapan di ruang solat,” kata beliau.

“Bukan Islam boleh masuk masjid, tetapi mereka juga mesti menghormati peraturan dan kesucian (premis). Ini bermakna mereka mesti tutup aurat,” he said.
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Monday, September 6, 2010

Bilik Gerakan UMNO di Sekolah KAFA Kelana Jaya



NOTA EDITOR: Berikut adalah sebuah artikel dari seorang blogger bernama Anak Bapa. Ia bertujuan menunjukkan betapa Khusrin Munawi ini tidak lebih dari seorang agen UMNO yang kerjanya hanya menghasut Paduka Sultan Selangor untuk menjayakan agenda jahat UMNO/BN.

Anak Bapa dah cakap sebelum ini bahawa Pengarah JAIS sememangnya balaci UMNO. Apa taknya. Apa saja yang menyentuh kepentingan UMNO dia akan tangkas bertindak umpama hero filem Tamil. Hujah dan kenyataannya tidak langsung mengambarkan kedudukan beliau sebagai ketua pentadbir Islam di Selangor. Entah apa nasihat yang diberi kepada Sultan kita pun tak tahu sehingga Sultan pun melatah.

YB Khalid dah pun cerita bagaimana dia sibuk yakinkan nazir di sebuah masjid di PJ Selatan supaya menerima kunjungan Najib baru-baru ini atas platform UMNO (lihat di sini). Lepas tu Ustaz Wan Ji pula dah keluarkan salinan surat daripada Mufti Selangor kepada Ketua Penolong Pengarah JAIS berhubung keharusan orang-orang bukan Islam masuk ke dalam masjid dan surau (lihat di sini).

Kalau kerja tak senonoh tu UMNO yang buat, Khusrin buat-buat tak nampak aje. Sebagai contoh aduan penduduk di SS5D Kelana Jaya berhubung UMNO menyalahgunakan sekolah KAFA (yang duduk di sebelah Surau Ittifaqiah) untuk dijadikan Bilik Gerakan UMNO SS5D. Dah bermacam aduan dibuat, dah berbuih mulut minta JAIS ambil tindakan, tetapi sampai hari ini JAIS tak buat apa.

Anak Bapa: Masih ingat lagi bagaimana penguatkuasa JAIS di bawah arahan Khusrin rampas (tendang pintu sampai pecah) Masjid Al-Hidayah SS3 Kelana Jaya ketika di bawah Khir Toyo.




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