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Saturday, March 29, 2008

bppc

BPPC [Bulan Perkhidmatan Pembayar Cukai] is really pain in the ass for us, staff. To those who doesn't speak Malay it means Month of Tax Payer Service. We help people on how to fill in the form. We have 2 type of forms which is B and BE. B is for company and BE for individual.

I've been chosen for logistic bureau which we suppose to set up computers, networking, tables, electricity, fans, chairs and many more for tax payer comfy.

So, this month I'll be tied up with overtime [luckily we get paid] and no much time for myself in the weekend. Tiring, but that's life.

To tax payers [I bet a lot of you out there], do pay tax within the time given and submit your form. BE form should be submitted before or end of April and B is end of June. Do not get mad at us as we just do the job and remember... without tax we [Malaysian] can't develop. You should feel good when you pay tax as you pay tax only when you have good income. Do you wish to be poor instead of paying lil tax?

lahirnya seorang jutawan

I bought new books [actually for mom but I will read it too] -- Lahirnya Seorang Jutawan by Azizi Ali [the English version is The Millionaires In Me]. As I wrote before, I wanted to buy a finance book for my mom and it'd be in Malay. Easier for her to understand tho. The price is RM39.90 and it's worth it [I'll make a conclusion here after I finish read it]. I also got Why Want You To Be Rich? [refer to the earlier post] -- bought 3 books and you get free one for the cheapest price [friend bought 2 books and he gave me that book -- thanks pal].

the water horse

Friday nite around 7.30pm, went to QueensBay Mall. The movie was at 9.40pm but I went earlier to get good seat and I wanted to buy some books [I'm crazy about books lately].

Spent too much times at Borders made me have lil time get to the cinema. Walked hurrily to the cinema as I don't want to miss any scene. I hate that.

Reached at the right time and yes... I don't miss any part of the movie.

The movie [The Water Horse] was awesome. It stars Alex Etel as a young boy named Angus who discovers a mysterious egg and cares for what hatches of it: a 'water horse' (loosely based on the Celtic water horse) which later becomes the fabled Loch Ness Monster. Visual effects, which included the computer-generated imagery of the monster (named "Crusoe" by Etel's character) were superb.

The story goes...

In the 1940s in Scotland, young boy Angus MacMorrow lives in a large house with his mother and sister and a maid, and later also another servant. As Angus has been told, his father is missing since his ship has been sunk in the war, so it is very likely that he is dead. However, Angus hopes he is still alive. He discovers a big mysterious egg and cares for what hatches of it: a 'water horse' he calls Crusoe that becomes the fabled Loch Ness Monster. As an old Angus explains in flash-forwards, there is always only one such creature: creatures of this species asexually reproduce through parthenogenesis, and always die after laying an egg.

Young Angus keeps the creature a secret, but later he tells his sister and the male servant. A group of soldiers involved in the defense against possible attacking or hiding German U-boats is stationed in and near the house. The creature is sometimes attacked by the dog of the soldiers. It grows fast and is brought to the lake.

It is still friends with Angus, and lets him ride it underwater, coming to the surface from time to time for breathing. However, it suffers from shells shot into the lake for practice, and attacks the soldiers. It kills the dog, and is about to kill a soldier, but is returned to his calm self after Angus falls into the Loch and Crusoe saves him. At first it cannot leave the lake due to an anti-submarine net intended to catch possible German U-boats entering the lake, but later it succeeds. Angus finally accepts the creature's departure, and also that his father died.

After the story was told (eventually the story-teller reveals himself to be Angus MacMorrow), a mother calls out to his son, who is walking down the beach and spots a rock. The rock looks similar to the egg that the 'water horse' had hatched from and the last thing that is heard is a crack from the egg.

I'd rate 5 out of 5 stars.

Source : wikipedia.org

Have you watched? What do you think?

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

the power of optimism

by Terry Paulson, PhD, CSP, CPAE

Today's winners in the game of life will be known for flexible optimism and resourcefulness in the face of adversity and constant change. Unfortunately, too many are falling victim to the depression of our age, learned helplessness... "Nothing I can do is going to make any difference in what happens to me, so why try?" Here are seven practical tips to help you claim your own optimism advantage:

1. Cultivate a continual sense of adventure that takes advantage of opportunities. Victors make the best of opportunities while victims whine about how few they have. Failure to make choices doesn't prevent failure it just turns life into slow death. Never be paralyzed by limitless choices; do something one choice at a time! As Yogi Berra would say, "When you come to a fork in the road, take it."

2. Build a history of lifelong learning instead of settling for obsolescence. You become an old dog when you stop doing new and improved tricks. Invest 5% of your time in education to stay a recyclable asset. If you hate your job, raise that to 10%. Search for what you enjoy and have the gifts to do. Optimism is easier when you have a job that gives you passion, fulfillment, and energy.

3. Manage your motivation by catching yourself being effective. You are probably tougher on yourself than on any other person. Instead of taking yourself for granted, love yourself the way you love others you care about. If you are not catching yourself being effective, you may be winning and not know it because you're not keeping score. Ask yourself daily, "What did I do today that made a difference?" Use your calendar to write down one success every day.

4. See mistakes as valued lessons on the way to success. Life is like a moving vehicle with no brakes; if you spend too much time in the rear view mirror, you may hit a tree out the front window. Keep your rear view mirror smaller than your front window by using self-criticism as course correction feedback on the road to success. Victims say, "I'll never be able to succeed." Optimists perceive failures as temporary setbacks, rather than final verdicts. Build an expectation of success through hard work.

5. Spend time with other optimistic friends. Mark Twain said it well: "Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great." The company you keep can bring you up or bring you down. Pick your friends and associates wisely.

6. Work your sense of humor. Don't go through your life with your face in "park." Humor provides perspective that breaks the stress cycle and invites a more positive attitude. If you know that some day you will laugh at a problem, don't wait—laugh as quickly as you can! Take your job and life seriously, but yourself lightly. Never forget that some days you're the bug, and some days you're the windshield. That's a perspective worth remembering in these challenging times.

7. Finally, experience the power of gratitude. Unrealistic expectations are a sure road to disappointment. Optimists hope for more, but are not thrown by less. Start counting your blessings instead of your problems. Choose to be happy unless something happens to change that instead of being unhappy until something makes you happy. Appreciate the words of Reinhold Niebuhr: "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."

BYLINE INFORMATION

Dr. Terry Paulson is author of The Dinner, 50 Tips for Speaking Like a Pro and They Shoot Managers Don't They? As a speaker, he helps leaders and teams make change work. For more information visit http://www.terrypaulson.com or contact directly at (818) 991-5110 or terry@terrypaulson.com

tagging

I got this tag from Etavasi :-) I like this tag thanks :)

The “Make A Wish” Meme


Here is the rules :

1. Think about what it is that you want more than anything, what your heart’s desire and fondest wish is, and what it is that you would wish for if you were to see the above wishing star flame across the night sky.

2. Right click and SAVE the blank graphic above.

3. Use a graphics program of your choice and place your wish on this picture.

So here are my wishes:



Now, I'm Tagging all my blogroll

Sunday, March 23, 2008

heroes season 1 & 2

Yes, at last I'm done with Heroes both season -- Season 1 & 2. I love extraordinary people, magic and super heroes. So, no excuse for me not to watch this one. I've watched it on TV [some episodes but missed some too as I had things to get done]and I had to wait another week for the next episode. In fact, too many ads on TV which really pissed me off.

Heroes is a American science fiction serial drama television series created by Tim Kring, which premiered on NBC on September 25, 2006. The series tells the stories of ordinary individuals who discover that they have superhuman abilities. It also explores how they adapt to the changes these abilities bring, and their roles in preventing catastrophes and saving humanity. The series emulates the aesthetic style and storytelling of American comic books, using short, multi-episode story arcs that build upon a larger, more encompassing arc. Kring and the writers have an idea of where the series is heading for the first five seasons. The series is produced by Universal Media Studios in association with Tailwind Productions, and it is filmed primarily in Los Angeles, California. The executive producers are Allan Arkush, Dennis Hammer, Greg Beeman and Tim Kring. Its incidental music is composed by Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman.

If you followed my blog consistently [yes, I know I'm nobody to be noticed], you'd know that I bought this cheap DVD at Batu Feringghi. Good quality tho.

I've done with Season 1 last week [yes, 7 DVDs] and this week with Season 2 [3 DVDs but not yet complete]. I'd say it's a very good and well-written series. I love their ability and so the storyline.

I'm hardly wait for the Season 3.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

10,000 B.C

As I said in the earlier post [refer to Spiderwick's post], I bought ticket yesterday for 10,000 B.C. As I reached home, I was totally exhausted. Almost fall asleep, I got out of my bed and showered. Ate dinner and got ready for movie.

Went there around 8.30pm, so I wasn't in hurry or accidentally trap in traffic jam. Bought a bottle of mineral water and large lite & sweet popcorn [yes I hate sweet caramel popcorn if I do have options].

I didn't read the review though. I thought it might be a fight between man and animals for survival. But I was wrong... the war was about primitive and modern man [should I called them modern eh?]. Ok, I didn't really enjoy the war part but I loved the Spear Tooth part [that was what they called the "tiger"]. Not to forget, Mammoth [which they called Mannak]... they were gigantic!

I'd rate this movie 4 out of 5.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

why we want you to be rich

I went to Borders today. Searched for Abandoned by Anya Peter. Sadly the book wasn't in the store. I need to order if I want it. Actually, if they got it just now... I'd buy it of course.

So, as usual -- I went to the investment and finance section. A book attract my eyes -- "Why we want you to be rich" by Donald J. Trump and Robert Kiyosaki. I killed times before the movie by reading this book [yes I'd like to buy a book by Azizi Ali for sister and mom -- much better if it's in Malay... but i couldn't find the Malay Biz section, in fact I was too obsessed about this book until I had lil time to find :P].

What I like about it :

1. They are my favorite.
2. They write good books [business & investment of course]
3. They are rich!

Enough said.

I got this good picture to share with you.


Found a quote in the book

"The first and best victory is to conquer self" - Plato


What do you think?

spiderwick

Planned to watch 10,000 B.C but my fault, I looked at the wrong cinema schedule at cinemaonline.com.my. I got the info wrong with 4.50pm show. 10,000 B.C at 7pm today!

So, I chose Spiderwick at 5.45pm. Enough time for me to eat [the fastest I could get at this crowded mall is Mc Donalds] and read some books [where else? Borders of course]. Killed some times at bookstore and got myself a bottle of mineral water for the movie.

The movie was so so. Didn't expect much though. The storyline was very simple and not much characters other than goblins, ogre, fairy and family crisis. I'd rate this movie 2 out of 5 stars.

Still looking forward for 10,000 B.C. I've bought the ticket for tomorrow show at 9pm. Just in case the mall will be crowded and I don't want to have bad seat again.

Oh by the way, car park was full! I had to park at the roof top. Yes, I nagged a lot. But this was the scenery I snapped while walking to my car. Nice isn't it?

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

prepaid biz

I've found this biz through here. I'm kinda confuse with the system and I hope others who has joined this can share some opinions and experience... Hopefully.

cabinet of malaysia

They have announced new cabinet of Malaysia. So, the list is here.

What do you think?

leech project

I found an interesting leech project somewhere. Actually I'm interested with this project ages ago but have no idea where to start and who to ask. Anyone interested?

Monday, March 17, 2008

Mukhriz to know fate soon

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir’s fate will be known after the Umno Youth executive council meets soon to discuss the action to be taken against him for urging the Prime Minister to step down.

The movement’s chief, Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein, said the executive council, of which Mukhriz is a member, would discuss his unsanctioned action after the Cabinet line-up was formed.

Mukhriz: Wrote a letter asking Abdullah to step down.
“He has said (his letter) was his personal opinion so it shouldn’t be out on the Internet.

“I don’t know who released it.

“Even though he may have acted in his personal capacity, it is an irresponsible act and we will take action through the proper channel after the Cabinet line-up is announced.

“What Mukhriz has done is contrary to our stand to fully support the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister,” he said after a meeting with MCA Youth chief Datuk Liow Tiong Lai, Gerakan Youth chief Datuk Mah Siew Keong and MIC Youth chief S.A. Vigneswaran yesterday. On what action Mukhriz, who is the Youth wing’s International Relations and Non-Governmental Organisation bureau chairman, might face, he said the executive council would decide on it. Mukhriz had written a letter to Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi asking him to do the honourable thing and step down, following the ruling coalition’s dismal showing in the 12th general election.

He sent copies of the letter to Umno leaders, namely deputy president Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, vice-president Datuk Wira Ali Rustam, vice-president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and secretary-general Datuk Seri Radzi Sheikh Ahmad.

Penang Umno has also called for Mukhriz to be sacked from the party.

Its secretary Datuk Azhar Ibrahim said such a person was not fit to be a national Youth leader.

“We condemn his actions strongly and demand that Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein sack him,” he said during a gathering of Umno state leaders at Tasek Gelugor MP Tan Sri Nor Mohamed Yakcop’s house here yesterday.

Selangor Umno Youth chief Shukor Idrus told a press conference that it was both boorish and callous of Mukhriz to have written the letter and circulated its copies.

“He should have brought whatever grievances he had to the party’s internal machinery and not publicise the matter,’’ said Shukor.

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I'm with you Mukhriz. What you did was right... in fact others should think about it too?


Taken from The Star

batu feringghi

Day 1

7.30pm --- Ah ok, I didn’t pack last night. So, I packed all stuff this morning. Not much things to pack and it was easy since I got items list with me. As soon as I got things ready, put them in my car boot and went to office. Bla bla bla full of talking in the office. Guess what? Politic and election again. Wish I have my own room instead of that silly cubicle. Darn!

There was a demonstration at KOMTAR this afternoon regarding NEP termination and some other reasons which I don’t even care. Tired of politic. They chose, then they regret. Sharol used my car to take mom and sister home. They were allowed to go home because of that stupid demonstration.

Around 5pm [yes, I finished work at 4.30pm… tried to be a hardworking staff today?] I drove my family to the apartment we booked – Bayu Emas Apartment. The view was ok and I'm not really sure what other facilities they have instead of swimming pool [ah ok… no WiFi here! That means no internet! Grr…]. Pretty tired, worked whole day even though we have long break for Friday prayer every Friday [12.15pm-2.45pm]. Going to take shower now and rest while waiting for dinner. I’ll write later.


Day 2

8.40am --- Woke up earlier than that. Yes, I was lazy to get up from bed plus it’s weekend. What do you expect? Ok, I made myself a cup of coffee. Since I didn’t write yesterday so I'm going to write a little about night activity [ah don’t get me wrong ok?]. It rained after I showered – but just for a while. Sisters went down to swimming pool. I didn’t feel like swimming, so I just looked at them from above while cit chatting with my dad about many things started with politic, vacation and foods. To be honest, I was damn hungry. The pool close at 9pm, they went up and changed while me and dad watching craps on tv [what else better than today’s politic for that term?]. Ok we ate a very late dinner [suppose to be supper?] around 10pm. My friend Nadia sms-ed me suggested that the stall near the entrance has good deep fried cuttle fish. When I reached there, they have 2 stalls. 1 has no people and another 1 has more. I called her up for confirmation. She said the 1 with less people [to be honest, I only saw 2 ah pek with their single drink]. The food was terrible and I’d say pricey for a stall and foods like that. But did I have a better choice? No [really a NO? Oi… there was another one beside]. So, if there’s no place to go tonight. I’d like to go to another stall rather than the same stall again.

Ok, enough about last night. There’s nothing special this morning rather than sunrise [the stupid huge Bayview Hotel hide the sunrise], green trees and bird flying and singing. Peace of mind I’d say. I captured some pictures again. Lately I feel like picture-story-telling concept introduced by Nokia is something snappy and in fact I believe so much in “seeing is believing”. I don’t know what’s the plan today arranged by mom, so I'm going to rest and wait. I’d look to go to the beach, maybe later.

9.20pm --- Back to the apartment from downstairs. I tried to connect to the WiFi [I knew they have it when i asked, lol] using the password given by the clerk this afternoon after we ate breakfast. Sadly, I could connect but the strength was low and I couldn’t connect to the internet. I thought mom and sisters will take ages to get ready for dinner so I can write, but I was wrong. I’ll continue later.

11.30pm --- Just get back from dinner. Dinner was delicious. I ate Nasi Goreng Belacan and other with their own choice of fried rice. Side orders were Tomyam Udang and Sotong Goreng Tepung. Ok I'm going to tell you what I did today. After breakfast, I watched Heroes DVD. 2 DVD and I'm done with Heroes Season 1. Yay!







Then I went to swim at the pool downstairs. Few laps for little exercise today – better than nothing. Came back to apartment and nap.

Woke up and it was 7pm. Me and sisters walked to the beach. We couldn’t see good sunset but enough to see God’s wonder. Beautiful. The sea was calm and peaceful. Ok, enough writing for tonight. See you tomorrow…


Day 3

10.45pm --- Oh ok, I took longer than I thought to write about today. Woke up and enjoy the scenery outside from the apartment. See the view of sea, green trees and birds really attract my attention lately. Give me 100% peace of mind [sorry if I keep repeating about this sentence again and again]. Went out for breakfast with parent at the same restaurant but this time we chose roti canai. The food there was fine. Went back home and I took a nap while sisters went for swimming.

Woke up in the afternoon around 2pm and Nasi Dalca was ready on the table. Lucky me? I think so =) After eating we had cit chat with family. A lot of laugh and jokes – plus Raja Lawak was on tv. I just rest in the apartment… relaxing.

In the evening around 8pm we went out for dinner – yes at the same restaurant we ate dinner last night. Fried rice again and my favorite – Nasi Goreng Belacan. Side orders were Daging Merah, Sup Campur and Sayur Kangkung. Delicious I’d say. You should try… I planned to visit my colleague in the Gleneagles Hospital but when I called him he told me that the hospital turn off the light already and he has no idea whether the guard would allow me to go in. So, I didn’t want to toss the coin on my luck. I told him that I’ll visit him tomorrow – he said ok.

Now we are resting in the living room while watching tv. Kind of lazy to write tonight. See you tomorrow =) I'm going to play with my niece...


Day 4

5.40pm --- I got diarrhea early this morning. Around 9am I went out. Took mom to the office and I drove to Klinik Seri Pulau. Then took mom and we went to visit my colleague at Gleneagles Hospital. He was fine but need operation tomorrow morning. I do hope things will get better with him and so with the operation. My prayer will always be with him. Then we went to Subaidah in Tanjung Tokong and bought some foods for family. Drove up the hill back to the apartment. Ate my lunch and resting. Around 3pm we checked out. Now I just reach home and pretty exhausted. But yes, I'm happy… =)

Friday, March 14, 2008

today's politic

DAP biadab -- Arahan pulau majlis pelantikan MB Perak dianggap hina raja Melayu

KUALA LUMPUR 13 Mac – DAP bertindak biadab apabila mengarahkan Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (ADUN) daripada parti itu memulaukan majlis angkat sumpah pelantikan Menteri Besar di hadapan Pemangku Raja Perak, Raja Dr. Nazrin Shah yang sepatutnya berlangsung hari ini.

Beberapa pemimpin yang membidas tindakan DAP itu turut menegaskan, adalah satu penghinaan kepada institusi raja-raja Melayu jika ada mana-mana pihak yang tidak menghormati majlis tersebut yang merupakan sebahagian daripada adat istiadat Kesultanan Perak.

Ketua Pergerakan Pemuda UMNO, Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein berkata, tindakan DAP melalui kenyataan yang dikeluarkan oleh Penasihatnya, Lim Kit Siang semalam merupakan sesuatu yang di luar batasan.

“DAP secara terang tidak bertanggungjawab dan tidak menghormati kedudukan kesultanan Melayu.

“Niat memulaukan istiadat pelantikan juga menunjukkan mereka hanya gilakan kuasa sehingga sanggup membelakangkan kesetiaan kepada raja dan negara,” katanya dalam satu kenyataan di sini hari ini.

DAP malam tadi mengarahkan kesemua 18 ADUN parti itu di Perak memulaukan majlis angkat sumpah jawatan Menteri Besar yang dijadualkan petang ini. Pada pilihan raya lalu, Barisan Nasional menang 28 kerusi Dewan Undangan Negeri, Pas (5) dan PKR (7).

Tindakan itu diambil berikutan keputusan Sultan Perak, Sultan Azlan Shah semalam melalui Raja Muda Perak, Raja Dr. Nazrin Shah memilih ADUN Pasir Panjang merangkap Setiausaha Perhubungan Pas negeri, Ir. Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin, sebagai Menteri Besar Perak ke-10.

Kit Siang dalam kenyataannya semalam menegaskan keputusan melantik Mohammad Nizar sebagai Menteri Besar hanya mencetuskan kejutan dan kemarahan pimpinan, ahli serta penyokong DAP.

Sebaliknya menurut Kit Siang, DAP hanya bersetuju dua nama sahaja iaitu Pengerusi DAP Perak merangkap ADUN Sitiawan, Ngeh Koo Ham dan ADUN Behrang, Jamaluddin Mohd Radzi dari Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) sebagai Menteri Besar.

Majlis tersebut kemudian ditangguhkan selepas pihak istana mendapati DAP, Pas dan PKR tidak mencapai kata sepakat yang ketara dalam penubuhan kerajaan campuran.

Bagaimanapun hari ini, Kit Siang telah mengeluarkan kenyataan memohon maaf dan menarik balik kenyataannya itu.

Ketua Penerangan UMNO, Tan Sri Muhammad Muhd. Taib pula dengan tegas menyifatkan kenyataan Kit Siang itu sebagai biadab.

“Jangan baru sehari dua berkuasa, sudah mula tunjuk belang. Memang ia biadab.

“Perlu ingat negeri Melayu ada adat dan pantang larang, sebab itu DAP jangan sesekali lupa pepatah, ‘di mana bumi dipijak, di situ langit dijunjung’.

“Saya percaya dalam hal ini bukan sahaja saya, tetapi puluhan juta lagi rakyat menjunjung kasih dan mengucapkan syabas ke bawah Duli Tuanku Sultan Perak, Sultan Azlan Shah kerana terus menegakkan peruntukan Perlembagaan,” katanya.

Ahli Majlis Tertinggi UMNO, Datuk Ahmad Zahid Hamidi berkata, walaupun Kit Siang sudah memohon maaf dan akur untuk menghadiri majlis angkat sumpah, namun langkah itu umpama ‘sudah terhantuk baru tengadah’.

“Sebagai rakyat Malaysia yang taat kepada institusi raja dan menghormati dasar-dasar negara, kita rasa terpukul dengan keangkuhan DAP yang seolah-olah mengundang api perkauman.

“Sikap yang keterlaluan dan melampau ini seolah-olah mengundang api perkauman supaya disemarakkan dan memang benar telahan umum selama ini DAP merupakan parti cauvinis yang bertopengkan konsep ‘Malaysian Malaysia’,” katanya.

Ketua UMNO Bahagian Pasir Salak, Datuk Tajudin Abdul Rahman pula berkata, perkembangan yang berlaku di Perak itu seharusnya menginsafkan orang Melayu.

“Sekarang kita nampaklah belang DAP. Tanya saya, memanglah biadab bila tidak boleh terima keputusan istana,” tegasnya.

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Formula BN boleh bentuk kerajaan Perak

KUALA LUMPUR 13 Mac - Barisan Nasional (BN) sepatutnya boleh membentuk kerajaan negeri Perak berdasarkan jumlah kerusi terbanyak dimenangi parti itu pada Pilihan Raya Umum Ke-12, 8 Mac lalu.

Ahli Parlimen Jelebu, Datuk Seri Dr. Rais Yatim berkata, ini kerana BN yang merupakan satu gabungan 14 parti berdaftar dan sah dari segi undang-undang telah memenangi kerusi terbanyak di negeri itu.

BN memenangi 28 daripada 59 kerusi Dewan Undangan Negeri (DUN) manakala DAP menguasai 18 kerusi, PKR (tujuh) dan Pas (enam).

Rais berkata, bilangan kerusi yang dimenangi Pas, DAP dan Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) di Perak tidak boleh dianggap majoriti kerana mereka bukan terdiri daripada satu parti.

Sebaliknya, kata beliau, kerusi-kerusi yang dimenangi parti-parti berkenaan perlu dikira berasingan dan secara individu.

''Gabungan pembangkang yang didakwa oleh PKR, DAP dan Pas bukan satu barisan kerana ia tidak berdaftar sebagai parti coalition (gabungan).

''Adalah salah untuk menganggap mereka sebagai satu gabungan seperti BN,'' katanya ketika dihubungi Utusan Malaysia di sini hari ini.

Beliau dihubungi bagi mendapat penjelasan berhubung isu perlembagaan dan perundangan mengenai pembentukan kerajaan dengan merujuk khusus kepada kekalutan yang berlaku di Perak.

Rais menjelaskan, Malaysia yang mengamalkan sistem demokrasi Westminster atau Common Law memberikan kuasa kepada Yang di-Pertuan Agong di peringkat Persekutuan untuk melantik Perdana Menteri.

Katanya, Yang di-Pertuan Agong berkuasa dan berhak menentukan Perdana Menteri yang pada pandangan baginda mewakili sokongan paling banyak dalam Dewan Rakyat iaitu beroleh sokongan majoriti.

Tambahnya, di negeri-negeri pula, sepatutnya sultan atau raja melihat kepada satu parti yang beroleh kerusi yang paling banyak dalam Dewan Undangan Negeri (DUN).

''Sultan memang berkuasa untuk menentukan siapa yang menjadi Menteri Besar dan ia adalah satu-satunya kuasa diraja yang masih kekal,'' ujar beliau.

Rais berkata, di Perak, sultan boleh mengambil salah seorang wakil parti yang dianggap mencapai majoriti kepentingan dalam Dewan Undangan Negeri.

''Kalau ambil dari parti yang kecil kerusinya, ia adalah salah dari segi amalan demokrasi Westminster,'' ujarnya.

Beliau berkata, memang tiada peruntukan yang jelas mengenai perkara itu kecuali menyatakan perlu bersandar kepada persetujuan majoriti anggota DUN.

Mengulas mengenai konflik pelantikan Menteri Besar dan pembentukan kerajaan di Perak, beliau berkata, keadaan itu berlaku akibat kesilapan pihak yang memberi nasihat kepada sultan.

Beliau memberi sebabnya iaitu mereka tidak boleh menganggap Pas, PKR dan DAP sebagai gabungan parti kerana pakatan itu bukan diwujudkan oleh undang-undang.

Sedangkan, katanya, BN yang merupakan gabungan parti komponen wujud melalui proses pendaftaran yang diiktiraf undang-undang.

''Sultan memang ada kuasa melantik Menteri Besar daripada orang Melayu dan Islam tetapi asas majoriti mesti difikirkan.

''Pas bukan majoriti, BN yang merupakan majoriti,'' katanya.

Beliau berkata, untuk membentuk kerajaan campuran Pas, PKR dan DAP, semuanya adalah atas pertimbangan sultan.

Bagaimanapun, tegasnya, pakatan parti-parti itu perlu menunjukkan dokumen yang membuktikan gabungan mereka.

''Apakah betul atau tidak mereka adalah gabungan campuran? Mana dokumennya, cakap memang senang. Erti gabungan itu mestilah jelas,'' katanya.

Sehubungan itu, katanya, sultan perlu melihat bilangan kerusi yang dimenangi oleh parti-parti itu secara berasingan, iaitu mengikut jumlah kerusi masing-masing.

Tegas beliau, adalah salah kalau mereka dianggap sebagai satu parti.

Merujuk kepada kesamaran peruntukan tersebut dalam Perlembagaan dan undang-undang negara, Rais berkata, ia menimbulkan satu masalah yang besar pada masa depan.

''Ini adalah masalah besar perundangan masa depan bagi kita,'' katanya.

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DEB: Guan Eng diselar

KUALA LUMPUR 13 Mac – Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang, Lim Guan Eng perlu bertanggungjawab terhadap apa sahaja kemungkinan yang berlaku ekoran kenyataannya yang boleh menyinggung perasaan orang Melayu.

Ketua Menteri Melaka, Datuk Seri Mohd. Ali Rustam berkata, kenyataan itu boleh memarakkan ketegangan kaum dan mencetuskan kemarahan orang Melayu.

‘‘Saya menyokong penuh kenyataan Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, inilah Lim Guan Eng yang sebenarnya, dia sepatutnya ditolak di dalam Pilihan Raya Umum yang lalu,’’ katanya ketika dihubungi Utusan Malaysia di sini hari ini.

Perdana Menteri semalam memberi amaran kepada Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang itu supaya tidak membuat kenyataan yang boleh memarakkan ketegangan kaum.

Guan Eng, selepas mengangkat sumpah jawatan sebagai Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang semalam, memberitahu pemberita bahawa kerajaan negeri pimpinan DAP itu tidak akan mengamalkan Dasar Ekonomi Baru (DEB).

Menurut Mohd. Ali, tindak-tanduk Guan Eng itu boleh menyebabkan orang Melayu hilang tempat di Pulau Pinang.

‘‘Guan Eng tidak boleh menekan orang Melayu, malah, dakwaannya terhadap DEB semuanya palsu kerana semua kaum di negara ini dapat faedah.

‘‘Ekonomi kaum lain lebih tinggi berbanding Melayu, begitu juga dalam pendidikan, kaum lain boleh belajar di mana-mana universiti,’’ ujarnya.

Sementara itu, Ketua Pemuda UMNO, Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein memberitahu, orang ramai telah tertipu dengan permainan politik DAP.

Hishammuddin berkata, DAP tidak akan melaksanakan janji-janjinya semasa pilihan raya umum lepas kerana hasrat utama parti itu hanya untuk mendapatkan kuasa.

‘‘Tindak-tanduk DAP ini telah membuktikan bahawa apabila telah berjaya membentuk kerajaan mereka pastinya tidak akan menepati janji yang telah dibuat.

‘‘Saya berharap sangat agar DAP akan membuktikan mereka akan melaksanakan segala janjinya bahawa kerajaan yang dibentuk itu untuk semua kaum,’’ katanya.

Ahli Majlis Tertinggi UMNO, Datuk Zahid Hamidi berkata, sikap bongkak Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang yang mengarahkan penghapusan DEB merupakan petanda awal sikap kurang ajar kepimpinan DAP yang tidak menghormati aspirasi negara bagi menterjemahkan semangat DEB untuk terus dilaksanakan.

‘‘Sikap tidak menghormati institusi raja dengan tidak menghadiri majlis angkat sumpah pelantikan Menteri Besar Perak memperlihatkan satu lagi keangkuhan DAP, biarpun hanya baru beberapa hari menjalin permuafakatan untuk membentuk kerajaan campuran di negeri itu,’’ katanya lagi.

Jelas beliau, sikap yang keterlaluan dan melampau itu seolah-olah mengundang api perkauman supaya disemarakkan dan benar telahan umum selama ini bahawa DAP merupakan parti cauvanis yang bertopengkan konsep ‘Malaysian Malaysia’.

‘‘Sebagai rakyat Malaysia yang taat kepada institusi raja dan menghormati dasar-dasar negara, kita berasa terpukul dengan keangkuhan DAP yang seolah-olah mengundang api permasalahan dan negara terpaksa membayar harga yang mahal akibat keangkuhan pemimpin-pemimpin DAP,’’ tambahnya.

Zahid memberitahu, walaupun Lim Kit Siang sudah memohon maaf dan akur untuk menghadiri majlis angkat sumpah, namun, langkah itu ‘sudah terhantuk baru tengadah’ dan ‘pekung di dadanya’ telah terdedah serta sikap buruknya diketahui umum seperti ‘menutup bangkai gajah sehelai tikar’.

Ketua Pemuda MCA, Datuk Liow Tiong Lai ketika dihubungi pula berkata, teguran Perdana Menteri itu berasas kerana Malaysia merupakan sebuah negara yang berbilang kaum.

‘‘Kita perlu jaga sensitiviti kaum bagi mengekalkan semangat muhibbah, kita tidak boleh buat perkara yang membakar semangat ketegangan kaum,’’ tegasnya.

Menurutnya, pemimpin Barisan Nasional juga mengamalkan konsep kesederhanaan dalam segala perkara bagi menjamin kesejahteraan, keharmonian dan kemakmuran negara.

Ketua Puteri UMNO, Datuk Noraini Ahmad berkata, DEB banyak menyumbang kepada pertumbuhan ekonomi negara malah memberi manfaat kepada semua kaum.

Katanya, Puteri UMNO kesal dengan tindakan Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang, Lim Guan Eng yang mengatakan pelaksanaan DEB punca kronisme, rasuah dan ketidakcekapan.

‘‘Itu merupakan satu penghinaan kepada pemimpin negara serta orang Melayu secara amnya,’’ katanya dalam kenyataan akhbar di sini malam ini.

Sehubungan itu Noraini berkata, Guan Eng perlu menarik dakwaannya yang bersifat menghina pelaksanaan DEB ekoran ia boleh menimbulkan rasa kurang senang terutama di kalangan masyarakat Melayu.

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KM Pulau Pinang berdolak-dalik

PULAU PINANG 13 Mac - Selepas mengatakan akan membebaskan pentadbiran Pulau Pinang daripada Dasar Ekonomi Baru (DEB), Ketua Menterinya, Lim Guan Eng hari ini dengan nada berbeza berkata, dasar itu tetap dilaksanakan tetapi bebas daripada rasuah dan kronisme.

Guan Eng berkata, apa yang cuba dijelaskannya Selasa lalu ialah DEB akan tetap diteruskan tetapi ia bebas daripada rasuah dan kronisme kerana dua perkara itu dikenal pasti menjadi punca kenapa dasar tersebut lemah.

Beliau mendakwa apa yang dilaporkan dalam akhbar merupakan satu provokasi dan kenyataannya telah diputar belit sehingga menyebabkan Perdana Menteri tercabar dengan apa yang mahu dilakukan oleh DAP di Pulau Pinang.

"Kita tidak membuat apa yang pelik dan tidak betul, adakah dengan arahan menghapuskan saman dan kompaun serta membuat tender secara terbuka dikatakan cuba menghapuskan DEB.

"Saya rasa ini provokasi dari kerajaan Barisan Nasional dan daripada golongan tertentu untuk menguji kami dan saya tegaskan bahawa kalau DEB dibuat secara betul, kami akan sokong tetapi jelas selama ini ia (DEB) dikelilingi rasuah," katanya.

Beliau berkata demikian kepada pemberita selepas majlis angkat sumpah jawatan Exco kerajaan negeri di Dewan Sri Pinang di sini.

Guan Eng yang mengulas amaran Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi kepadanya agar tidak membuat kenyataan yang boleh memarakkan ketegangan kaum berkata, beliau tidak pernah mengeluarkan kenyataan berbentuk perkauman.

Mengulas lanjut kata Guan Eng, ucapan dasar pertamanya telah diputarbelit sehingga ia menampakkan DAP cuba memprovokasi kerajaan tentang DEB.

Beliau memberi contoh, cara pemberian kontrak dan saham hanya menguntungkan satu atau dua pihak sahaja serta tidak menyeluruh sehinggakan ada kaum tidak mendapat manfaat secara menyeluruh.

Guan Eng menjelaskan, apa yang DAP bakal lakukan tidak akan sesekali meminggirkan mana-mana kaum di Pulau Pinang sama ada Melayu, Cina atau India.

Beliau memberi jaminan semua kaum di Pulau Pinang tidak dipinggirkan malah akan bersama-sama menikmati faedah dan berkongsi kemakmuran, sama seperti di negeri lain.

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Henti projek mega P. Pinang

PULAU PINANG 13 Mac – UMNO Pulau Pinang meminta kerajaan Pusat menghentikan semua projek mega yang dirancang di negeri ini termasuk perkhidmatan bas RapidPenang yang telah beroperasi 31 Julai tahun lalu.

Ketua Pembangkang, Datuk Azhar Ibrahim berkata, langkah tersebut perlu dilakukan bagi memberi laluan kepada kerajaan baru Pulau Pinang di bawah pimpinan DAP merencanakan projek mengikut acuan mereka sendiri.

Beliau berkata, tindakan itu juga sebagai memenuhi keinginan rakyat Pulau Pinang yang tidak mahukan kemajuan dan pembangunan yang ditawarkan kerajaan Barisan Nasional (BN).

‘‘Ini bukan balas dendam. Ini tanggungjawab kerajaan negeri yang baru untuk memajukan dan membangunkan negeri ini mengikut cara mereka sendiri.

‘‘Kami akan memujuk, merayu dan meminta kepada kerajaan Pusat supaya segala projek mega di Pulau Pinang ditarik balik,” katanya.

Beliau yang juga Setiausaha Badan Perhubungan UMNO Negeri menyatakan demikian kepada pemberita selepas menghadiri Mesyuarat UMNO negeri di Menara UMNO di sini hari ini.

Beliau berkata, beberapa projek seperti pembinaan Jambatan Kedua Pulau Pinang, projek monorel, Koridor Ekonomi Wilayah Utara (NCER), Jalan Raya Lingkaran Luar Pulau Pinang (PORR) dan Penang Sentral perlu dihentikan.

Azhar menjelaskan, selama ini UMNO telah berusaha membantu mereka sedaya mungkin semata-mata untuk memberi kemajuan yang sama rata kepada semua kaum.

Namun, kata beliau, keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Ke-12 pada 8 Mac lalu jelas menunjukkan rakyat Pulau Pinang menolak pembangunan.

‘‘Mereka menolak pembangunan. Oleh itu, biar semua orang sama ada yang menyokong DAP mahupun BN sama-sama berkorban seperti mana yang diperjuangkan orang terdahulu.

‘‘Rakyat yang tidak mahu projek itu, lebih baik kita hentikan. Sekarang kita biar kerajaan baru DAP buat projek, kita sebagai pembangkang pula akan awasi,” katanya.

Menyentuh keputusan Ketua Menteri baru Pulau Pinang, Lim Guan Eng untuk menamatkan amalan Dasar Ekonomi Baru (DEB), Azhar berkata, pemimpin negeri itu perlu membuktikan dulu kemampuan sebelum melakukan kritikan terbuka terhadap dasar itu.

Sebaliknya, katanya, Ketua Menteri itu perlu memberi fokus kepada janji-janji yang ditaburkan oleh parti pakatan pembangkang sepanjang kempen pilihan raya umum lalu.

Sambil membidas kritikan yang disifatkan berbaur perkauman, beliau berikrar untuk berjuang habis-habisan bagi memastikan kebajikan dan kepentingan orang Melayu sebagai golongan minoriti di Pulau Pinang akan terus dibela.

Katanya, kritikan terbuka Guan Eng terhadap DEB menggambarkan pendirian parti itu yang cenderung dilihat memusuhi orang Melayu.

“Mereka (DAP) mahu mulakan (penghapusan DEB) di Pulau Pinang dan kita sedar inilah matlamat perjuangan mereka selama ini. Kenapa baru sekarang mahu bercakap (mengkritik) fasal DEB? Kenapa tidak semasa berkempen?

“Sepatutnya beliau (Guan Eng) tumpukan kepada janji-janji mereka, buktikan dulu daya kepimpinan sebelum mengkritik,” katanya kepada Utusan Malaysia di sini hari ini.

Guan Eng selepas mengangkat sumpah jawatan Ketua Menteri semalam menyatakan kerajaan negeri yang ditubuhkan hasil gabungan DAP dan Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) akan membebaskan pentadbiran Pulau Pinang dari pada pelaksanaan DEB yang didakwanya menjadi punca kronisme, rasuah dan ketidakcekapan.

Kenyataan terbuka Guan Eng itu dikecam hebat ramai pihak termasuk Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi yang mengingatkan Setiausaha Agung DAP itu supaya tidak mengeluarkan kenyataan yang boleh memarakkan ketegangan kaum.

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Apa muslihat DAP

Oleh: AZMAN ANUAR (WARTAWAN UTUSAN)

Tidak sampai pun seminggu dari tarikh kemenangan parti-parti pembangkang, pelbagai perkara yang boleh mencetuskan aksi berbau perkauman telah dilakukan oleh pemimpin DAP.

Pada hari Selasa lalu, sebaik-baik selepas dilantik sebagai Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang, Lim Guan Eng mengumumkan penghapusan amalan Dasar Ekonomi Baru (DEB) di Pulau Mutiara itu, manakala kelmarin, bapanya Lim Kit Siang selaku Penasihat DAP Pusat yang mempengerusikan mesyuarat Jawatankuasa Eksekutif Pusat (CEC) DAP mengarahkan semua 18 Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri DAP memulaukan majlis angkat sumpah Menteri Besar Perak kerana tidak setuju dengan pemilihan wakil Pas sebagai Menteri Besar.

Menyedari reaksi dan bantahan hebat orang Melayu, Kit Siang kemudian memohon maaf dan menarik balik kenyataan itu.

Walau apa pun penjelasan Guan Eng dan Kit Siang mengenai DEB dan institusi raja bagaikan ‘menampar’ muka orang Melayu yang sedang tidur lena.

Sepatutnya kedua-dua beranak yang berpindah-randah dari Johor, Melaka, Perak dan kini di Pulau Pinang perlu juga memikirkan perasaan kaum pribumi sebelum membuat sebarang kenyataan.

Kenapa mereka tidak mahu memahami dan menghormati perasaan orang Melayu Pulau Pinang dan Perak yang sebilangannya turut memberi undi kepada DAP.

Adakah DAP sengaja ingin menjolok sarang tebuan dan menjangka jutaan tebuan akan membiarkan sarangnya dibiarkan jatuh hancur berkecai.

Kit Siang sebagai pemimpin veteran dalam politik nasional tidak mungkin pendek akal hingga langsung tidak peduli sensitiviti institusi raja-raja Melayu.

Apakah ada muslihat Kit Siang untuk memberi mesej kepada pengundi bukan Melayu bahawa wakil DAP patut dilantik sebagai Menteri Besar Perak bukan daripada calon Pas yang mempunyai suara kecil (lima kerusi) dalam Dewan Undangan Negeri (DUN) Perak.

Adakah tindakan Kit Siang itu semata-mata ingin memberitahu kepada penyokong DAP bahawa Undang-Undang Tubuh Kerajaan Negeri Perak yang memperuntukkan jawatan tertinggi dalam kerajaan negeri itu tidak adil kepada pihaknya?

Peruntukan undang-undang ini mahu dipertikaikan hingga menyebabkan ADUN daripada DAP yang hanya diwakili ahli politik Cina dan India hilang kelayakan sebagai Menteri Besar walaupun memenangi kerusi terbanyak dalam gabungan pembangkang iaitu 18 kerusi berbanding PKR (tujuh) dan Pas (enam).

Hakikatnya, DAP langsung tidak ada sikap tolak ansur terhadap rakan kongsi dalam pakatan pembangkang yang hanya berkelebihan tiga kerusi berbanding dengan Barisan Nasional (BN) yang memenangi 28 kerusi DUN.

Dalam keadaan sekarang, rakyat dapat menyaksikan bagaimana orang Melayu telah diperlekehkan oleh DAP.

Bagaimana perasaan orang Melayu apabila melihat keputusan Sultan Azlan Shah yang melantik ADUN Pas, Ir. Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin sebagai Menteri Besar Perak dipertikai oleh DAP.

Apakah DAP tidak menghormati pemilihan Sultan Perak yang arif tentang undang-undang. Sultan Azlan Shah sudah tentu meneliti secara mendalam akan implikasi pelantikan Mohammad Nizar.

CEC DAP boleh memberi mandat kepada Pengerusi DAP Perak merangkap ADUN Sitiawan, Ngeh Koo Ham, atau ADUN Behrang daripada Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), Jamaluddin Mohd. Radzi sebagai calon Menteri Besar. Tetapi Sultan Perak telah memutuskan baginda lebih berkenan pada Mohammad Nizar.

Bagaimanapun, majlis angkat sumpah Setiausaha Pas Perak itu sebagai Menteri Besar yang baru petang semalam ditangguhkan kerana pihak istana mendapati DAP, PKR dan Pas tidak mencapai kata sepakat yang ketara dalam penubuhan kerajaan campuran.

Hakikatnya kini, orang Melayu yang mengundi DAP boleh melihat tembelang sikap DAP. Apabila sahaja diberi mandat oleh rakyat untuk berkuasa, mereka langsung tidak memikirkan mengenai kaum lain.

Tolak ansur

Jika diimbas kembali tolak ansur Melayu terhadap kaum Cina, kita berasa terharu.

Bayangkan bagaimana UMNO Pulau Pinang yang mendapat kerusi DUN lebih banyak daripada Gerakan dalam pilihan raya umum 1999 tetap menyerahkan kerusi Ketua Menteri kepada parti itu walaupun undang-undang negeri tidak menyatakan jawatan itu untuk kaum tertentu sahaja.

Kini DAP mula menunjukkan belang parti itu yang memperjuangkan Malaysian Malaysia.

Kenyataan-kenyataan yang menyakitkan hati daripada DAP sudah pasti akan mengundang tafsiran dan kemarahan orang Melayu. Apatah lagi kenyataan menghina pilihan yang telah dibuat oleh Sultan Perak, Sultan Azlan Shah.

Menurut Setiausaha Agung, Kelab Penyelidikan Politik Malaysia (KPPM) Ariff Wahab, sekalipun dinafikan oleh Kit Siang bahawa DAP tidak berhasrat membelakangi Sultan Perak, namun kenyataan itu menggambarkan bahawa beliau seorang yang sangat angkuh.

Kit Siang seharusnya sedar bahawa sultan sebagai payung rakyat, tanpa mengira Melayu ataupun bukan Melayu mesti menghormati kedudukan mereka.

“Sebagai rakyat yang cintakan kedamaian berterusan, maka kami menyeru agar semua pihak berwaspada dan berhati-hati mengeluarkan apa-apa kenyataan politik pada masa ini. Sesuatu kenyataan yang dibuat hendaklah difikirkan semasak-masaknya dari segenap aspek, bukan hanya memikirkan tentang satu-satu parti atau satu-satu kaum sahaja.

“Kami amat risau bahawa kenyataan-kenyataan DAP masa ini akan menjadi pencetus kepada peristiwa perkauman yang kita sama-sama jauhi seumpama 13 Mei 1969,” kata Ariff kepada Utusan Malaysia.

Penolakan DAP terhadap pencalonan Pas selaku Menteri Besar Perak menggambarkan pakatan pembangkang DAP, PKR dan Pas adalah retorik politik pilihan raya semata-mata.

Kata penganalisis politik, Md. Shukri Shuib, ini kerana dalam kes di Perak misalnya, ia menggambarkan keangkuhan DAP yang secara mentah-mentah menolak peranan istana dalam merestui calon Menteri Besar Melayu dari Pas.

Ini bermakna bahawa wujud satu sentimen perkauman yang menebal di kalangan pemimpin DAP, apatah lagi keseluruhan wakil rakyat mereka adalah daripada kalangan bukan Melayu.

Untuk rekod, dengan kemenangan DAP di 18 kerusi DUN Perak membuatkan mereka selaku aktor politik yang menjuarai kemenangan pembangkang di negeri Datuk Maharajalela.

“Namun, mereka lupa bahawa tanpa gabungan mantap Pas dan PKR bersama mereka, DAP tidak akan mampu mendapatkan kuasa di negeri beraja Melayu tersebut.

“Kini, dengan tindakan DAP yang tidak merestui Pas selaku Menteri Besar, maka mustahil pembentukan kerajaan pembangkang dapat dilakukan,” kata Md. Shukri yang merupakan pensyarah Kolej Undang-Undang, Kerajaan dan Pengajian Antarabangsa , Universiti Utara Malaysia.

Dengan penangguhan majlis angkat sumpah pelantikan Menteri Besar Perak, katanya, maka ini memberikan laluan alternatif kepada UMNO yang memenangi 27 kerusi daripada keseluruhan 28 DUN dimenangi BN jika diperkenan pihak Istana Iskandariah untuk mengemukakan calon mereka.

“UMNO juga perlu diberikan peluang membentuk kerajaan atas dasar dominasi politik semasa secara kiraan satu tiket parti tanpa merujuk kepada Pas, PKR dan DAP sebagai satu gabungan. Jika formula ini diterima pakai, maka BN harus kembali diberikan kuasa mentadbir negeri sebagai parti terbesar dalam DUN,” kata Md. Shukri.

Kini, terbukti bahawa ketuanan Melayu adalah juga berkisar kepada restu istana, tanpa peranan sultan dan raja Melayu, pastinya Perak dan negeri-negeri Melayu lainnya akan berhadapan dengan krisis ketuanan Melayu yang serius.

Penganalisis politik, Prof. Dr. Mohd. Zainul Fithri Othman berpendapat sekarang pengundi Melayu yang undi pembangkang harus bersedia terima kehancuran DEB. Beliau turut mempersoal di mana pejuang Melayu dalam PKR?

“Adakah mereka mahu melihat ketuanan Melayu hancur. Apakah orang Melayu PKR hanya melihat bangsanya ditekan oleh DAP? Adakah mereka juga sanggup institusi Raja Melayu diperlekehkan DAP?” kata beliau.

Di mana Anwar Ibrahim yang mengatakan beliau tidak sanggup tanah Melayu diambil kerajaan dan kini Guan Eng memegang portfolio tanah di Pulau Pinang. Walau apa pun harga ketuanan Melayu, kita harus pertahankannya.

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Melayu ‘makan’ Melayu?

SURAT 1
BELUM seminggu menikmati kemenangan dalam pilihan raya, DAP telah mula menunjukkan belang sikap cauvinis dan ‘kiasu’ dengan tidak menghormati dasar sosial melindungi hak orang Melayu.

Orang Melayu Pas dan PKR hanya pandai menunjukkan kehebatan politik demonstrasi jalanan dan keseronokan berpesta pilihan raya. Tetapi DAP menunjukkan kehebatan menerusi penyatuan undi Cina dengan memperlekeh orang Melayu dan rakan kongsi mereka iaitu PKR dan Pas.

Dengan kebijaksanaan, manipulasi dan dendam politik, DAP dengan berani menolak perlaksanaan DEB di Pulau Pinang.

Mereka akan mengadakan sistem pilihan raya majlis perbandaran dan akan mendesak sistem yang sama untuk pemilihan Datuk Bandar Kuala Lumpur.

Oleh kerana orang Cina adalah penduduk dan pengundi majoriti di semua bandar besar, DAP yakin dapat memiliki pentadbiran bandar dan majlis tempatan. Mereka akan memastikan Cina, yang kini menguasai ekonomi dan kekayaan negara, akan terus diperkasakan sementara Melayu terus dipinggir.

Pada masa yang sama mereka berikrar menjadikan Pulau Pinang negeri termaju dengan meminta kerajaan BN terus menyalurkan wang pembangunan. Mereka juga mahu Petronas membiayai kos membina jambatan kedua Pulau Pinang untuk mengelakkan kemungkinan membayar tol.

Mereka mahu keselesaan untuk rakyat Pulau Pinang sahaja, peduli apa dengan orang lain. Yang sudah ada hendak ditambah, hak orang lain hendak dinafikan. Ini sikap kiasu yang sememangnya tamak dan jijik.

Kerajaan DAP yang kononnya multi-racial mengwujudkan setiap satu jawatan Timbalan Ketua Menteri untuk orang Melayu dan orang India, dengan alasan mereka akan mengadili kepentingan sendiri. Ini adalah bukti bahawa DAP dan PKR yang multi-racial tidak dapat berlaku adil dan menjaga semua rakyat sehingga terpaksa mengamalkan pemerintahan mengikut pecahan kaum.

Perkara yang sama dilakukan di Perak dan Selangor kerana DAP hanya mahu menjaga kepentingan Cina sahaja dan tidak mempercayai PKR dan Pas yang mengetuai kerajaan-kerajaan negeri tersebut.

Inilah akibatnya perbuatan orang Melayu yang menyokong DAP menerusi sokongan mereka kepada PKR dan Pas. Mereka sebenarnya pengkhianat bangsa dan agama. PKR tidak langsung membantah kerana mereka hanya berminat untuk berkongsi kuasa dengan DAP. Pemimpin utama PKR juga menolak DEB terutama ketika berceramah di hadapan hadirin bukan Melayu. Selain itu, ramai calon bukan Melayu turut bertanding atas tiket PKR. Maka segala momokan bahawa PKR mengutamakan kepentingan Melayu adalah penipuan paling besar dalam sejarah politik tanah air. PKR sebenarnya bergerak atas landasan dendam peribadi pemimpinnya. DAP ternyata mempergunakan PKR untuk agenda mereka dan terbukti berjaya besar. PKR pula bergantung kepada DAP untuk menarik undi bukan Melayu. Sebab itu, PKR sanggup bersekongkol dengan gerakan undi jentera DAP iaitu ‘undi Cina untuk Cina’.

Atas percaturan itu, masyarakat Cina turut menyokong PKR kerana parti itu diyakini bukan membawa agenda Melayu sebagaimana UMNO. Lebih pasti, PKR menjadi alat untuk DAP lemahkan kuasa politik Melayu. Itulah jasa terbesar PKR kepada umat Islam dan Melayu.

– MELAYU CELIK

Kuala Lumpur.

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What do you think?



Source taken from : http://www.utusan.com.my

Thursday, March 13, 2008

new economic policy

PM warns Lim not to stoke racial tensions

PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi yesterday warned Lim Guan Eng not to make statements that could stoke racial tensions. He was referring to a statement Lim had made after his swearing-in as the new Penang chief minister, in which he said the DAP-led state government would not practice the New Economic Policy. He had said the NEP was the source of “cronyism, corruption and inefficiency“.

When a journalist asked if he would guarantee the fate of Malays in the state, Lim had said: “We share the same fate, our destiny is together in this state. We will not segregate according to race and there will be no discrimination against anyone, no one will be left out.”

Abdullah told Bernama, in between meetings with top civil servants at his office here, that the NEP, introduced by the late Tun Abdul Razak Hussein, Malaysia’s second premier, had in fact succeeded in increasing the size of the economic pie and had benefited everyone.

“I would like to ask the DAP which community has been made poorer because of the NEP” he said. “The (Penang) state government must not try to create an atmosphere which can cause racial tensions,” warned Abdullah, who is also head of Penang Umno.

He also said the new state government in Penang should not marginalize the Malays, who are the minority in the state, and other minority groups like the Indians.

“Do not marginalize the Malays. I want to ask Lim Guan Eng what are his plans for the Malays in Penang. What are his plans for the Indians in Penang. What are his plans for other minority groups in Penang?” The prime minister gave an assurance that the federal government would continue to look after the lower-income groups in the state and would also continue with the special assistance programs for bumiputras.



PAS will uphold the good in NEP

KUALA LUMPUR: PAS will continue to uphold the positive features in the New Economic Policy (NEP) which coincides with its manifesto which promotes the concept of a welfare state. Its president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang said the NEP has many positive aspects which could be implemented, such as protecting disadvantaged Malays, but it must not be at the expense of the non-Malays. “One of the good aspects of the
NEP is to protect the Malays who are poor and left behind, but not by taking away the non-Malays’ rights. Some of the non-Malays also need to be protected. “We cannot take from the non-Muslims to protect the Muslims. This is not allowed in Islam,” he said at the party headquarters yesterday, when asked about the DAP-administered Penang’s
intention to do away with the NEP. Speaking to reporters after chairing the PAS Central Working Committee meeting, Abdul Hadi said whatever that is good in the NEP will continue to be implemented. Asked whether PAS disagreed with Penang’s new Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, Hadi said: “DAP is against corruption. They are asking the state executive councilors to declare their assets. We are agreeable to that.” Asked about Lim’s agenda to restore local government elections, he said: “We will wait and see. That has to be studied by legal experts as it touches on the Federal Constitution.” On whether PAS planned to implement an open tender system for all government contracts, he said: “It is the same with us. That is what the Kelantan state government has been doing.” Asked about talks that the BN was courting the party, he said: “As the Inspector-General of Police has said, do not believe in rumors. Nobody from BN approached me or the party. We don’t have time for that.

“Now is the time to strengthen the states. When this is resolved, we can work with BN on the kind of cooperation it could have with the states that we govern. We don’t have the interest (to discuss with BN) so far,” he said.



Questions :

1. Why PAS can still hold to NEP but not DAP?
2. Can they practic what they preach?
3. Does BN in my area knows how to take down those poster tied up on the lamp post and some even beyond my house boundary?



Taken from The Sun newspaper.

survey on me

Lately, I’ve been facing with a lot of stress. I don’t even know whether it came from workload in the office or struggling searching for business. Maybe I look into future too much. By reading a lot of books and seeing so many people grab their opportunities and wealth make me nervous and don’t want to be left far behind. Some people said if you want to dream, you better dream big. So I guess I just list things that put a frown on my face recently.

Election… after the big wave of election on March 8, so many rumors have been spread around until we don’t even know which one is true and false. Since BN lose to Opposition in Penang, people [mostly who word louder than action] keep talking about it. It really makes me sick. Office, a place you should focus on work but changed to a politic debate. I don’t mind if they whisper [mostly when I'm focus, people who whispers seem mute to me], but they talk out loud like no body business. It’s very annoying. So, every time the punch clock rings, I will just punch out and go home. Not only tired of working, but hearing too much noise.

Business… I have no idea to describe to you. I've been asking to many peoples including friends and family. I want to start a business, when I'm talking about business… I mean a real business which can gain my wealth. Capital is always a problem for average people like me. But I never take that barricade as a full stop in my life. As long as I'm still breathing, I will do my best to achieve my goals. I like a quote from a friend of mine “What you mind conceive, you can achieve” Beautiful…. Isn’t it? My target when I'm 30 year-old, I want to be a successful businessman and also involve in real estate aggressively. For some reasons, I'm kind of lost hope. I have few friends who I thought that can work together with me and really into business but I have lack of confident in them. Some of them are not serious and some of them don’t have capital but jolly like hell – too much of entertainment. Plus, to be honest… I like to work with those who read a lot. They might have lack of experience but at least we can still depend on some theories. I do hope I will find a good business partner or else I better work alone.

I’ll write again if I've time this weekend. I’ll be away from Friday to Monday [even though I've to meet developer on Saturday regarding loan documents] for relaxing near the beach [Batu Feringghi] with my family. I want to have a peace of mind… take care.

Sunday, March 09, 2008

the heat is over


Election

March 8

The heat of election ends. I'm not into politic but the heat was too much for 2008 election. Nevertheless, I'm happy that the opposition won in my area. Not for the sake of party, but I don’t like the way BN simply chose candidate. Yes!

Some of my friends will have their opinions and perspective. So do I. I do respect theirs and I hope in return they respect mine. Again, I'm neutral and I listen to both parties. Please don’t throw your tantrum or simply insult me just because I choose otherwise. The election ends, no more discussion. Opposition won 1/3. This is the biggest history in election ever [the worst maybe?]. What went wrong? You decide. I’d like you to view Marina Mahathir’s blog too. She is neutral… and that’s what I like about her. Still wondering... why some places re-counted the vote? Eg : A candidate lose by 67 votes but then after re-count, he won by majority 5,000 votes? How come?

I hope Opposition will keep their promise and no excuse for them to prove in 5 years.


Wedding

March 9

My colleague Khairol married today. The wedding held at his house in mainland. Lucky the traffic was slow but not as bad as usual. As you know, I hate bad traffic so much. It was raining when we reached, but stopped after a while. Food was fine and the bride looked happy. I've nothing much to talk about at the wedding but election among friends. Pretty sick of election, things over… so? To colleague, I wish your marriage last forever and happy always.


P/s: Sorry if I seldom write these days... busy struggling, searching for business and I'm kinda down for no reason -- Depression? Maybe... God bless =.="

Saturday, March 08, 2008

the secret

I want to share this video. It's a good one, indeed.




What do you say?

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

life goes on... don't hold back

I woke up in the morning as usual at 6am. My body was very warm ­­­– yes a fever. It wasn’t raining but quite cold perhaps… from the rain last night. I looked into the mirror and the mouth ulcer never better even after I put some salt onto it last night. Sighed. I chose not to go to work. I needed rest, I needed water. I had been drinking a lot of waters lately. I didn’t go back to sleep as I wanted to go to clinic early. Hate to have a long queue and wait in tense. To kill the time, I brought along my Reader’s Digest. But still… I don’t need to hurry. Too tired of speed and catching time everyday. I made toast and a cup of coffee… enjoyed my breakfast with the cool temperature outside. Looked at the birds chuckling to each other and the greenly scenery at the back of my house. I missed moment like this and it was like ages ago I sit and enjoy my coffee outside… alone – a peace of mind. I’ve been busy like bee lately. Not even time for me. Weekend was occupied with business meetings and I'm tired… very tired physically and mentally.

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Around 10am, I went to clinic with mom – the clinic which is listed in my favorite list Penawar Clinic. It’s one of panel clinics for Inland Revenue Board. Doctor was surprise with the ulcer size. Mom was sick too for 2 days since she came back from Cameron Highlands – attended a budget meeting. I got typical medicine as I guessed such as antibiotics, ulcer gel and paracetamol. On the way back, we bought lunch at the Indian Moslem’s restaurant beside the clinic and drove home. We saw a driving school which I registered there before in 1998. Mom reminded me about my youngest sister who wants to get a driving license. So, we went there for the details regarding price and the whole course. I talked to the woman there about I had registered there before and those 2 oldies who used to teach me – to my surprise, both of them are still teaching there. I was glad that they’re still alive and I wish I have a long life too… like them.

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I didn’t plan to write anything actually at this time… until I watched Oprah on TV [episode 22]. I should say that I'm sick with Oprah sometimes with too many craps about superstar’s life and some funny stories – enough said. This time it was different. The show was about a family who lost a son/elder brother caused by cancer. Yes, I hate cancer as well and even a doctor couldn’t trace it at early stage. I talked to a doctor in town who was also sad of losing some friends caused by cancer and when they knew, it was just too late. Ok, back to the topic, this family just couldn’t accept the incident – Jake is dead. They still prepared meals and bed for him. The parent could live with that, even Jake’s little brother Lincoln. So, Oprah sent Peter Walsh and his friend to help them. What Peter did was throw away all Jake’s things. Not all, but they have to do some decisions. They brought all Jake’s things including clothes, toys and books out of the house… put them on the lawn. They made 3 columns; throw, keep and chest. So, they had to decide which things belong to those columns. Throw – they need to choose those things that could make them sad or cry. Keep – those things that can make them think of the happy moment with him. Chest – things that they wanted to keep for respecting Jake. It was a tough decision and honestly I had watery eyes. We tend to keep so many things of our love ones when they’re gone… hoping that the memory remains and never dies. Yes, it works… but for good or bad? I don’t mean about nasty bad but in other word… sad. The psychiatrist who joined the show said “Life goes on, don’t hold back”. When we keep the things… we hope the thing can make us feel like we still have him/her in object-form – which it never work and will haunt and keep us in sorrow forever. Jake’s family has been living in this sorrow since 2001 until Oprah helped them in 2007. The effect was not only on the parent but also on Jake’s brother, Lincoln. They managed to change the bedroom into a nice office and some pictures of Jake hanging on the wall. Yes, new environment help and they are happy now – to live in only-happy-memories of Jake. I was touched and learned new thing.


What do you think?

Sunday, March 02, 2008

homeless : anya peters

Anya Peters – yes the first time I heard her name in Reader’s Digest. I wonder who is she… and what had happen.

Homeless… Yes, a situation that everybody afraid of. I can’t imagine how a human being can live without a place for shelter that we called it home.

She was homeless and lived in depression. Her only home was her car and the only place she would seek for warmth was a public library. She lived in her car for 9 months. Her life changed when she started blogging through free internet at the library. She thought she could write whatever she wants about her life and no one would care since there are millions of peoples who wrote blog as well. She was wrong; her story impressed so many peoples in the world including New York Times. Then she was suggested by them to write a book about her life.

Now, she is no more homeless. I’d like to buy her book [Abandoned] soon and enjoy every single word in her story.

What’s your comment?

Saturday, March 01, 2008

takdir's birthday

Last Thursday right after we finished work, me and another 4 colleagues went to Eden Seafood Village a classy, expensive seafood restaurant at Batu Feringghi. We made this plan earlier to celebrate my colleague Takdir who celebrates his birthday 4 years once. Why? His birthday is on 29th February. Yes, I know 29th is on Friday but he applied leave on Friday. Nothing we could do to change that, we made it on Thursday then.

We bought him a short sleeve shirt, a cute soccer birthday card with our pictures on it and a small chocolate cake. About seafood, we chose the fish ourselves. That was the best part =). We chose Siakap, Kerapu, cuttlefish, tiger prawn, spider prawn and some vegetables.

The restaurant agreed to cooperate with us to play birthday song. It was so much fun and not to mention the foods were so delicious! Yes it cost us RM800.00 for the dinner. So, what do you expect? =)

After dinner, we walked around the night market there. Yes it is so popular and foreigners like it so much. You can get many things at cheap price. Yes, they are not original… but who cares? =) I managed to buy Heroes season 1 and 2 with cheaper price compared to Prangin Mall [refer to my earlier post]. Season 1 with 7 DVD and season 2 with 3 DVD cost me RM40.00 and free 1 more DVD which my friend and I chose American Pie - Beta. Lol.

Then we drove home. Yes, another sweet memory for 2008 =)

Some photos :

Entrance. Nice Minangkabau style roof.

Choosing fish

Oh ok, my portrait?


Me and Azali

Colleagues

Takdir wished something... =)


Singing...!

Me, enjoying the dinner!

Birthday boy's favorite =)

Video to share :

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