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Friday, May 30, 2008

Avoid chemical in foods

I bought this book at office. We have preach every Friday and different peoples were invited for that purpose. They never sell anything before and today they sell some good books.

This one attracts me :



This book is about how to avoid chemical in foods. How interesting? If you are a health conscious person, then this book is good. This book cost me RM5 only and I haven't read them. If there is anything I can share with you, I will surely post about it here ;)

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Polls talk ploy to prevent defections, says Guan Eng

GEORGE TOWN: The
Election Commission’s talk
about snap election appears
to be a plan hatched by
certain quarters to prevent
any change of government
by defections or crossovers,
Penang Chief Minister Lim
Guan Eng said yesterday.

“That’s why I think it is
important that this is not
used as a device because
there’s some talk that
to prevent people from
jumping over, they are
using the threat of snap
election to stop them from
doing so,” he said in a
press conference after
announcing a RM115.2
million investment by
Honeywell Aerospace here.

“Is this a device? It looks
like it to me. They are
saying, if you jump over, we
can have snap election and
you will get defeated.
“Is that the real message
they are trying to send out?”
Lim also asked EC
chairman Tan Sri Abdul
Rashid Abdul Rahman to
reveal the identity of the party
who told him there was going
to be a snap election.
“Has he been getting
indications from the cabinet
or the prime minister?”

Lim said it is the
government of the day which
has the power to call for a
snap election and not the EC.

“The EC only conducts
elections. When the term is
up, it has the power to decide
but when the term is not up,
it has no power to decide.

“So who told the EC that
there is going to be snap
election? Does this show that
EC is no longer independent?
If that is so, we will go back
to the same problem that
elections are unfair, not free
and not impartial,” he said.

As for whether the state
government is ready if a snap
election is called, Lim said
the federal government can
call for a snap election but
the state government has a
choice of whether to have the
snap election or not.

Lim was commenting on
a statement by Abdul Rashid
that EC has told its offi cers to
be prepared for snap polls.
On the EC’s proposal to
re-register voters to clean
up the electoral rolls, Lim
was sceptical that the rolls
could be “cleaned up”.

If the organisation is not clean, it does not make any difference,” he said, adding it is more important to reform the EC.


Taken from here.

Bush compares today's wars to World War II efforts

President Bush steps off Air Force One upon arrival at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colo., Tuesday, May 27, 2008. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — President Bush, linking the wars of his tenure to the deadliest one in history, is asking the country to commit anew to postwar rebuilding.

In an address for Wednesday to more than 1,000 graduates of the U.S. Air Force Academy, Bush frames their futures by harking back to the World War II generation. He links the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to postwar Germany and Japan six decades ago.

"America has assumed this obligation before," Bush said in prepared remarks released by the White House. "After World War II we helped Germany and Japan build free societies and strong economies. These efforts took time and patience, and as a result Germany and Japan grew in freedom and prosperity and are now allies of the United States."

The result, Bush says, was "generations of security and peace" in the United States.

"Today we must do the same in Afghanistan and Iraq," he says in the prepared comments. "And by helping these young democracies grow in freedom and prosperity we will once again reap the benefits in generations of security and peace."

Today's wars aren't over yet. As reconstruction unfolds, the enemy keeps fighting — not national militaries but a complex mix of militias and terrorists in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Another difference: It remains in debate within the country whether the pre-emptive Iraq war has bolstered U.S. security or weakened it. Bush has expressed no doubts it was warranted.

Bush's message was overshadowed by a blistering tell-all book by his former press secretary, Scott McClellan. The former voice of the White House, McClellan writes that Bush favored propaganda over honesty and candor in selling the war to the American public.

McClellan strikingly calls the Iraq war a "serious strategic blunder." His scathing account of Bush's leadership drew dominant news coverage and lit up many Internet blogs Wednesday.

White House press secretary Dana Perino said that McClellan's account was puzzling and sad, and that Bush had more important matters than commenting on books by former staffers.

At least 4,085 U.S. military members have died in the Iraq war. More than 430 members of the U.S. military have died in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Uzbekistan as a result of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to the Defense Department.

The U.S. death toll in World War II was roughly 406,000. Overall, tens of millions of people died. The conflict transformed the globe; chief U.S. enemies of that day, Germany and Japan, re-emerged as major allies.

Bush's speech was expected to compare air power and warfare techniques of World War II and today. He also was to talk about the differences in the enemies that U.S. forces face.

White House press secretary Dana Perino said Bush would zero in on one constant — "that freedom has the power to overcome tyranny and transform societies." That theme has underpinned Bush's foreign policy and was the calling of his second inaugural address.

The president is on a three-day trip through five states. The purpose is mainly to raise money for Republicans, something Bush remains strong at even as his influence wanes.

After the commencement, Bush was heading to Utah for two closed events to raise money for John McCain, the Arizona senator and presumptive Republican presidential nominee, and other GOP candidates. Bush held a similar event on Tuesday in Arizona, raising an estimated $3 million.


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Stop comparing Mr Bush. Is war the best solution and there is no other option? World hates war but do you hear us? No, I bet. Why wasting more life and money each day when you have other options? After all, life is about choices. No?

bowling

Usually if I'm not too tired I will play Ragnarok Online. Yes, I told you about quitting this game in my earlier post. Well, I'm not playing it 100% anymore. Not even reload my ids. The war as usual on Wednesday and Saturday from 7pm-9pm. My friend [the leader] need my help and I surely help when I'm free and not too tired. Today, I joined war.

After the war, I went to meet colleagues. They have course at Vistana Hotel from Monday until Thursday. So, they felt bored stuck in the hotel with television. We went to Bukit Jambul Complex for bowling. I reached there around 10pm and played for 2 games. It was fun and at the same time I was tired :)


Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Government to engage bloggers in cyberspace

KUALA LUMPUR: The Government will take on bloggers in cyberspace and respond to wild and baseless allegations raised in blogs.

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said remaining silent was no longer an option.

He acknowledged that the Government had overlooked the need to engage the new media, which was a new dimension in shaping public opinion, in the recent general election.

The Government had not been savvy in engaging the new media and lost out in cyberspace, he said, adding: “But we live and learn.”

Najib said this during a question and answer session at the Asia Media Summit 2008 here yesterday.

He in fact has started the ball rolling by putting a reply through his press secretary Datuk Tengku Sariffuddin Tengku Ahmad to a posting on Malaysia Today, a news portal run by Raja Petra Kamaruddin.

Najib said it was obvious that the Barisan Nasional Government would now need to engage the new media.

“We need to have people who are active participants of the new media, who are sympathetic and understanding of the government’s position.

“Therefore, instead of just criticising them (the new media) or running them down, the best thing to do is to engage them. Hopefully they will understand our perspective,” he added.

To another question, Najib said the Government gave the mainstream and new media a great deal of latitude to criticise.

However, he said: “There is a line which shouldn’t be crossed” because it could undermine the wider interest of society.

On action taken against blogger Raja Petra, Najib said he was charged with breaking the laws of the country – making baseless allegations and seditious remarks.

He said Raja Petra had been free to criticise the Government “very robustly and stridently” in his blog for years and the Government had not taken any action against him.

“But when certain things he said constituted a very serious attack against the institution, the Attorney-General decided that he had crossed the line,” Najib said.

Other than the new media, he said the established media too had become more critical since the elections.

“If you read the newspapers on a daily basis, you will see that they don’t hold back their punches. If they know there are weaknesses or abuse of power anywhere, they will latch on to these and criticise the Government and individuals openly,” he said.

In an immediate response, blogger Ahirudin Attan (Rocky Bru) welcomed Najib’s announcement that the Government would respond to allegations, saying:

“This is really good. It’s better late than never and it’s something for the blogging community to rejoice because blogging is about interacting with each other.”

The National Alliance of Bloggers president said one of the alliance’s aims was to get the Government to take part in blogging.

“This is because blogging is also about giving feedback to the Government and it’s great that the Government is picking up the opportunity (to blog).”

DAP’s PJ Utara MP Tony Pua, who is also a blogger, felt that the Government should be earnest in replying to issues or allegations levelled against it, pointing out that the Government should not use the medium only to win over public opinion.”

“If the allegations are indeed wild, then its response to correct them is welcome. But if it’s only to put down frank criticisms, then it'll defeat the whole purpose.”

Taken from The Star

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1. Now you replied to his blog. The one who was jailed by you. But I like the open reply idea in blog. More democracy?

2. No one better than KJ to understand the government position now. Why not let him manage the government blog?

3. “Therefore, instead of just criticising them (the new media) or running them down, the best thing to do is to engage them. Hopefully they will understand our perspective,” he added. <-- Now you agree that government has been criticizing us and even running us down? Blogger bashing never bring any good eh? :)

4. "...very serious attack against the institution" institution which was YOU?

Good thing is government think positive now -- to join the blogsphere and understand us better. The more you bash them, the more tense they will create for justice. Instead of fighting like a night market [which already happen in Parliament] why not have an open discussion.

I hope it works!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Cops eye bloggers

POLICE are monitoring blog sites and will investigate bloggers for seditious and misleading postings.

If investigations confirm that such postings are seditious and misleading, the police can haul the bloggers concerned to court under the Sedition Act and Communications and Multimedia Act, Nanyang Siang Pau reported yesterday.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan said police have set up a cyber crimes unit under the Commercial Crime Investigation Department and will investigate reports lodged against bloggers by members of the public or members of the force itself.

However, he said police will only haul up the bloggers after it is determined that their postings are questionable.

Musa stressed that the move is not aimed at stifl ing free speech but to ensure that bloggers undertake responsible postings.

Giving an example, he said police received a report not so long ago that an article posted on a blog was seditious as its content was deemed blasphemous to Islam.

Those who have read the article, including the police, felt that it may have been written by a non-Muslim.

“But police investigations showed that the person involved was a Muslim. What if everyone believes it was written by a non-Muslim, what (do you think) can happen?” he asked. Anyone found guilty under Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 can be jailed up to a year and fi ned a maximum of RM50,000 or both whereas a person who violates the Sedition Act 1948 can be jailed up to three years or fi ned RM5,000 or both. Nathaniel Tan, a blogger and an aide of Parti Keadilan Rakyat adviser Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, told the daily he has always been against police department’s use of threats on bloggers. Tan was detained an investigated for alleged breach of Section 8 of the Official Secrets Act 1972 relating to a comment left on his blog linking then deputy internal security minister Mohd Johari Baharum to a corruption allegation.

Commenting on police monitoring of blog posts, he said: “It indeed is a threat to bloggers.” He however said they would not be intimidated.

Taken from TheSun

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Cool? I can see some blogs are serious about bashing government for some reasons. The different is either you are famous or you are not. If you are famous, its hard to put you in jail as you have your own lawyer to defend you. If you are not, then it's easy to throw you in jail under cyber law and sedition.

Uproar over "doctors licensed to kill" statement

“LICENCE to kill” was a subject that dominated 20 minutes of argument but it was not about Ian Fleming’s secret agent James Bond that the MPs were at loggerheads about.

It was the sentence “doctors have the licence to heal and licence to kill” in a supplementary answer by the Deputy Health Minister Datuk Dr Abd Latiff Ahmad (BN-Mersing) that sparked a furore among the Pakatan Rakyat representatives.

Dr Mohd Hatta Mat Ramli (PAS-Kuala Krai) started the ball rolling by asking Abd Latiff to withdraw his statement as it gives a wrong impression about medical doctors.

Dr Lo’ Lo’ Mohamad Ghazali (PAS-Titiwangsa) was next to voice her dissatisfaction, citing concern that there would be misunderstanding amongst the students who visit the House frequently.

Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia fi rst waved it off and asked for proceedings to continue but this did not go down well with opposition parliamentarians, with Mohd Hatta standing up to ask Pandikar Amin to order Abd Latiff to withdraw the statement.

And this was also called for by a few other MPs like Lim Kit Siang (DAP-Ipoh Timur) who cited Point of Order that the statement had not complied with the Standing Orders of the House.

Opposition Leader Datin Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail (PKR-Permatang Pauh) said doctors took an oath to protect the lives of their patients and Abd Latiff’s statement was inappropriate.

Dr Tan Seng Giaw (DAPKepong) also said he hoped Pandikar Amin would rule that such words would no longer be used and for Abd Latiff to withdraw the phrase. Pandikar Amin agreed with Tan and looked for affirmation from Abd Latiff by saying that he did not hav bad intentions when he uttered the phrase. “Yes, I had not meant it in a bad way,” Abd Latiff said. After much ruckus, Pandikar Amin asked for the parliamentarians to refrain from using terms or phrases that may insult their peers and can be defi ned through other perceptions.

Further, he asked Abd Latiff to withdraw the statement. Abd Latiff said: “I am sorry to have said that and I had no mean intentions. I will not repeat it but I will not withdraw my statement.”

This caused another loud roar from the side of Pakatan Rakyat but Pandikar Amin then ticked off the MPs, reminding them of their shared responsibility in ensuring smooth proceedings that adhere to the Standing Orders. He said he had taken note that this was not the first time Abd Latiff had used the phrase but was also sure that he had no bad intentions in saying it.

“From what I gather, what he meant was sometimes there are doctors who are careless and that was what he meant,” he said.
The Rules in the Standing Orders were thrown across the House, asking for Pandikar Amin’s actions and when he had seemed to have had enough, he quipped: “I have memorised all these rules – up, down, left and right.”

Pandikar Amin refreshed the memory of the MPs that he had fi rst decided to ignore the phrase and carry on with proceedings and the decision could only be reviewed with a motion under Standing Order 43.

“You all have this responsibility of ensuring that the meeting goes smoothly. Next time, don’t use that term.” At this point, Lim stood to refer to a Standing Order allowing parliamentarians to refer the act of a fellow MP to a special committee.

Abd Latiff put an end to the issue when he said: “I will not apologise for the remark but I will withdraw it.”

Taken from : TheSun

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Now I learn that it's hard to say "sorry".

Ghani: Malaysia has proof of Pulau Pisang ownership

JOHOR BARU: There is no danger of losing Pulau Pisang to Singapore as Malaysia clearly has sovereignty over the island.

Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman said that this was despite Singapore operating a lighthouse on the 154ha island.

He said the ownership of the island was based on a treaty between Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Abu Bakar and the British in 1900, which clearly stated that Malaysia had sovereignty over the island.

Malaysian territory: This August 1998 file picture shows former Pontian MP Datuk Dr Hasni Mohammad pointing at Pulau Pisang.

“Our land office records show that Pulau Pisang belongs to Johor,” he said.

Abdul Ghani was responding to a suggestion made by Pontian MP Ahmad Maslan that the Government should conduct a study on taking over the operation of the lighthouse.

Ahmad said Pulau Pisang might suffer a similar fate as Batu Puteh where the International Court of Justice ruled in favour of Singapore.

Abdul Ghani said the lighthouse, which guided ships into the Singapore Straits, was manned by four Singaporean guards.

“The guards are relieved by another team once a fortnight and are required to report to the marine department, Customs and immigration in Kukup every time they arrive and depart from the island,” he said.

He added that Malaysians were allowed to enter the island but were prohibited from entering the lighthouse.

Abdul Ghani said there were also 82 farmers who tend to orchards on the island.

“They are only given permission to work on the land but are not granted ownership of the land,” he said.

The island is about 12km from Pontian Kechil and 5km from Benut.

Meanwhile, Johor PAS officials lodged a police report against former foreign minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar, Abdul Ghani and Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail, accusing them of causing Malaysia to lose Batu Puteh.

Johor Baru (South) OCPD Asst Comm Zainuddin Yaakob confirmed that the report had been received.

Perak Puteri Umno chief Dr Wan Norashikin Wan Noordin, meanwhile, said Malaysia must take the necessary steps to ensure she irrefutably owned all her islands and territories.

She said the steps were crucial in view of the recent decision on Batu Puteh.

DAP chairman Karpal Singh said the Malaysian Government was “foolhardy to have placed the case before ICJ” without the necessary evidence.

He was referring to Malaysian ambassador-at-large Tan Sri Abdul Kadir Mohamad’s statement that he could not locate a letter sent by a British governor in Butterworth to the Johor Temenggong seeking permission to build the Horsburgh Lighthouse on Batu Puteh.

Abdul Kadir led the Malaysian team to The Hague.

“Discovery of the letter now or in future cannot restore Malaysia’s sovereignty over Batu Puteh,” he said.


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I agree with what DAP chairman Karpal Singh said. We were lack of evidence which made us lose. No use turning back, sigh!

SPM top scorers take grouses to Parliament

KUALA LUMPUR: Four students from Selangor and Johor, who scored 11 or 12 As in the SPM, brought their grouses to Parliament yesterday about not getting the Public Services Department (PSD) scholarship, joining an annual list of people who bring up the same complaint. The students were accompanied by Pulau Jerejak assemblyman Sim Tze Tzin to Parliament and were received by Yusmadi Yusof (PKR-Balik Pulau).

They were Chew Kin Cheng, who scored eight 1As and four 2As, Tan Kian Hin (nine 1As and two 2As), Tiow Zyn Ann (eight 1As and three 2As) and Lim Soon Seng (10 1As and two 2As). At a press conference at the Parliament lobby, Yusmadi said: “Our brightest students often do not get the opportunity to go for higher education to bring out the best in them. Eventually, we would only encourage mediocrity and our nation would lose competitiveness in the process.”

He said there was a rot in the selection system as no one seemed to know the details of the selection. “The selection has failed us year after year. Often, the officials explained the system in general terms. However, we demand to know more. It should be transparent and fair,” he said. Yusmadi said the social background of an applicant should also be taken into account as those in need should be given the priority.

He said the students have other alternatives because foreign countries are providing scholarships to them but those who take up the offers will not come back and this is a loss to the country. Deputy Education Minister Dr Wee Ka Siong, who also met the students, told reporters such cases occur every year because the PSD only has 2,000 allocations for scholarships each year while there are more than 15,000 applicants.

To stop speculation on why students are rejected, Wee suggested that the PSD give all applicants who fail an explanation. If the students know why they are rejected, they would accept rejection better. Wee said some students might have received the scholarship even if they had fewer As in their SPM because they had chosen courses that are not popular. “Students are confident with their SPM results but they must bear in mind that there are more of them who got better results and it is impossible to give everyone the scholarship even if the allocation is increased by another 3,000 or 5,000 allocations,” he said.

Wee also advised the students not to use their family background to create a sense of sympathy.


In Ipoh, Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Economic Planning Unit) S.K. Devamany told theSun there are four avenues for SPM high-achievers to get the PSD scholarship to further their higher studies in the country or overseas.

They are:

» PSD scholarships for overseas degree programme. This is very competitive as the criteria is 70 points for academic excellence. The remaining 30 points are for interviews, family economic background and co-curricular activities. There are only 2,000 places for this overseas degree programme.

» 10,000 local scholarships for which applications open in June. » Getting into a local foreign university, which has an offshore campus in Malaysia like Nottingham University and Monash University. Students apply when they get a place.

» By first enrolling in Malaysianrecognised foreign universities in the United States, Britain and Australia. The same procedure applies. “A student must not be disheartened when he or she fails to get the overseas programme as there are three other alternative avenues to get the PSD scholarship,” Devaman said.

Alternatively, high-achievers can approach companies like Petronas, Tenaga Nasional and Mara to sponsor their scholarships. He said the PSD must explain clearly the method of selection. “We want parents to understand what the system is all about. “You must give everybody a chance, otherwise people will run away to other countries,” he said.

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I don't agree if the scholarship does not based on the family background at all. If this happen, rich peoples who are able to pay for the college and university fee does not matter whether it's in the country or abroad will also get the scholarship. Then how about the needy who got kids but no money? This is about toss your luck, if you are lucky then you get the scholarship. If you are not, then stay home for the poor.

The result is the first thing to be filtered for scholarship of course, but the family background still play a role whether they are qualify or not.

By the way, who will run away sir?

Sunday, May 25, 2008

world no tobacco day


this is interesting. i saw my friend yahoo messenger status message "world no tobacco day". i messaged him :

me : is it true?
him : true what?
me : your status message
him : yeah, i read about it on utusan malaysia
me : uh... any news about it on star or nst? lazy to translate into english
him : no idea...

so, i searched in wiki and found it! lol lucky. actually i just want to share the info about it. i did not know that we have world no tobacco day on may 31. so this is what wiki says :

World No Tobacco Day is observed around the world every year on May 31. The member states of the World Health Organization created World No Tobacco Day in 1987. It draws global attention to the tobacco epidemic and to the preventable death and disease it causes. It aims to reduce the 3.5 million yearly deaths from tobacco related health problems. From 1988 the WHO has presented one or more World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) Awards to organizations or individuals who have made exceptional contributions to reducing tobacco consumption.

so friends... why don't you quit smoking on may 31? maybe after that day you will quit smoking forever? i love you... and i don't want to see you die because of it. some peoples that love excuses will find them no matter what. why waste money? why waste life?

live life to the fullest!

ditto.

aliff aziz


he is Singaporean teen. he is cute and he has good voice. so i have no doubt why he can be a sudden hit. at first when i saw him was on tv -- in melodi program. my sister asked me "bro, do you think he is cute?" and my reply was simple "i think so".

then after a while, his song is a hit in Malaysia. as i said, no doubt. girls will get crazy and craving for his songs, album, pictures and even his signature [what about his undies? lol]. when the song keep playing on radio and peoples sing it everywhere, it becomes a good song to me too. lol.

then tonight, as i can't sleep... i browse about him on youtube. found some songs sang by him, of course he is not the original singer for all songs he sang in the anugerah competition [anugerah is a singing contest in singapore by media corp]. but he delivered them well... i'd say impressive. i did not expect he could sing ballade as good... but he did. unexpected... as i expected him to be a pop teen as some others do. i was wrong.

ok so here i share some of his videos.

this is his famous song :



mungkir bahagia - hazami's song sang by him :



mungkin - anuar zain's song sang by him... not bad :



more than words as i prefer english song than malay :



ok, i won't put the whole youtube here. you can browse some good songs sang by him such as sonata musim salju, mungkin, mungkir bahagia and many more.

ditto~

akademi fantasia 6


ok i did not really follow this akademi fantasia 6. watched few concerts and never watch their diary. kinda fed up with the same old stories, typical. when i first watch, stacy was my favorite. none of my colleagues in the office agree with me. some chose nadia especially guys and girls chose nubhan for his cuteness. me? stick with stacy. my second favorite would be nadia of course. come on, i don't like singers because they are pretty. if i want to see pretty faces, i choose models... not singer. but malaysian especially girls [sorry, i know i'm mean but accept the fact girls!] voting by the looks not voice. not many guys into this voting thingy and suppose votes came from the girls. so no wonder many seasons won by guys. luckily this time won by girl again after mila broke the record for female.

i was happy that stacy won but upset that nadia won the 5th place. wth? she deserved 2nd place tho and 3rd should goes to riz. ok riz for the 2nd place but still 4th and 5th for nubhan and toi! urgh!

congrats to stacy for winning this competition. stay low as i believe you will do well in the future. make us malaysian proud ;)

ciao~

Saturday, May 24, 2008

malaysian artistes for unity

Got this video from here. Love this video! I hope we Malaysian can unite doesn't matter about race, religion and skin colors. One love! Undivided love! Here in my home...



video

Friday, May 23, 2008

S'pore takes Pulau Batu Puteh, M'sia gets Middle Rocks

THE HAGUE: The International Court of Justice has ruled that Singapore has sovereignty over Pulau Batu Puteh while Malaysia owns Middle Rocks.

As for the South Ledge, the ICJ ruled that it belongs to the state in whose territorial waters it is located.

ICJ vice-president, Awn Shawkat Al-Khasawneh read out the judgment, which was carried live over RTM1 Friday.

Pulau Batu Putih, which Singapore calls Pedra Branca, an isle no larger than half a football field, is about 14.3km from Tanjung Penyusop in Johor and 46.3km from Singapore.

Middle Rocks is about half a nautical mile from Pulau Batu Putih and 1.7 nautical miles from South Ledge.

The 17-member bench heard oral arguments from Malaysia and Singapore between Nov 16 and 23 last year.

The judgment ends the 28-year old territorial dispute between Malaysia and Singapore and both countries had earlier pledged to abide by the decision of the ICJ that is final and not subject to appeal.

Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim described the judgment as a "win-win" situation. He said the status quo remained although Singapore has sovereignty over Pulau Batu Puteh and Malaysia over Middle Rocks.

[source : the star]

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pretty upset with this news. i know i have no right to say anything since this case have been judged by professional judges and acts. i just hope Malaysia wins the case... sigh.

friendly bush





who is that lady? bush is so friendly ;)
i got this pictures via email and written in the email she is dr. aminah.

cheers!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

northam hotel

Still about soccer. I did not watched alone at home. My colleagues and I have booked a room at Northam Hotel. So here I want to share some pictures of the hotel room. We made so much noise in the morning until the hotel staff came to us to make sure everything was fine. By the way the room price was RM200 only after we got government servant's discount ;)

The TV that surely shocked with our scream, shout, anger and hug -- UCL Final.


Ok here where we watched soccer together.


Small table beside the office table.


Shower room. Just beside the 2nd toilet and in the same room with jacuzzi.


Friend being retard :P


Its like a room for business. Complete with office table


Jacuzzi in the room. Can you believe it?


Big basins


The big bed -- but only one!


The 2nd toilet which located in the jacuzzi room


1st toilet which located near the entrance

When the additional time ended and it was time for penalty kick I played the Glory Man Utd's song through my cell phone and my friend played Chelsea's song on his laptop. It was a great fun! :)

man utd wins 2 cups


I told you before that Man Utd could win 2 cups. Remember? Well I did not post anything about our EPL winning but chose to stay low and will post about our double winning. We are the best in Europe now!

Ok this post is not about commenting the last night game. If you are a soccer fan, you surely did not sleep and stayed focus on every step they move. But if you are not, then still no use of telling the whole story and incident too.

Congratulation Man Utd. These two cups really a slap to other teams who gave us a lot of sarcastic comment and even a bad joke. After all, its all about Man Utd -- glory and winning. Congratulation to Ferguson and Querez too for bringing them to this stage.

The first goal ;)

1st goal by Lampard. Damn!

Drogba -- for slapping Vidic.

This was the best moment ever! I jumped as high as a mountain!

We won UCL for the 3rd time!

EPL is ours too!


Here is a funny video :




Glory glory Man Utd! :)

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

love hurts

ok for this post just ignore my style of writing. this writing should be a crap or junk or rubbish or noise as whatever you might want to put it. i don't use CAPS and i don't use proper way of writing. yes i know, i never write a proper one with proper english too. i'm fine with that.

i'm going to write about LOVE. its big, yes i know. if you find this word through google, you will find this from wikipedia :

Love represents a range of human emotions and experiences related to the senses of affection and sexual attraction.[1] The word love can refer to a variety of different feelings, states, and attitudes, ranging from generic pleasure to intense interpersonal attraction. This diversity of meanings, combined with the complexity of the feelings involved, makes love unusually difficult to consistently define, even compared to other emotional states.

As an abstract concept love usually refers to a strong, ineffable feeling towards for another person. Even this limited conception of love, however, encompasses a wealth of different feelings, from the passionate desire and intimacy of romantic love to the nonsexual. Love in its various forms acts as a major facilitator of interpersonal relationships and, owing to its central psychological importance, is one of the most common themes in the creative arts.


enough? well ok, that is what encyclopedia says. love can be love between mother and son, father and son, sister and brother or even you and stranger. you never know. you might falling in love with someone you think a perfect one for you. but maybe he/she isn't. i guess everybody knows what is love and experience this feeling before. some even say "love is in the air". how true? if its in the air, you can easily grab them, ops no no not that easy. you can't even see love in the air. some might say "you don't see, but you feel". ok you feel the air, but how do you know its love? how can you believe in love when you don't even see, touch or feel it.

ever listen to a song call "love hurts"? yes sang by nazareth. its a cool song? no it is not... not at all. its a sad song... and of course its not cool at all. its hurt when you seeking too much and end up you got nothing... and to live in loneliness forever would never be the best either. remember there is an english quote "i wanna grow old with you" can't remember it was taken from what movie... it was an old movie for sure. do you believe in that? sigh. for me everything is so vague. i'm getting older and what other crap i can do better than dreaming?

life is full of ups and downs... yes. life is like a wheel.. yes. what else? ah ok i guess everyone is giving out their own words... many i suppose. some of you might getting down and down and down. not getting tired of it? some of us might have given up to seek for love... or worse believe that love never exist. how true? is true love really exist? ok i post an article about it before. but i doubt many will go through that lovely moment. dream on... its hard hard hard.

when your love does not work as you planned or dreamed... does it hurt? yes.. you can scream, you can cry, you can lock yourself in your room. as long as you feel relief. cry cry cry... whole night. come on! accept the fact. he/she doesn't love you!!!

so to those who is heartbroken... live life to the fullest!!! (eh who told me this???). life goes on... love exist? hell no!


note : this is not about me... its about my friend... poor friend :(


fake magazine

I laughed out loud when looking at this :


Just playing around with it. I'm bored and stress. Ciao!

More things about me...

Tagged by Fara.

Instructions: Remove ONE question from below, and add in your personal question, make it a total of 20 questions, then tag 8 people in your list, list them out at the end of this post. Notify them in their chat box that he/she has been tagged. Whoever does the tag will have blessings from all.


1. Do you believe in love at first sight?
I do.

2. Have you ever felt stupid? Why?
Yes. When I don't have facts to debate.

3. Where is the place that you want to go the most?
Paris. The most romantic place ;)

4. If you can have 1 dream to come true, what would it be?
Be a millionaire.

5. Do you believe in seeing a rainbow after the rain?
Yes.

6. Do you like being who you are today?
Yes. Honesty is my best.

7. If you win $1 million, what would you do?
Donate some for the charity, buy some house for investment, open own internet cafe, traveling around the world and saving of course!

8. If you meet someone that you love, would you confess to him/her?
I would but it will take time. I'm a shy guy :P

9. Who are the top five people in the world you would wish to meet?
Warren Buffet, Bill Gates, Trump, Kiyosaki and Christiano Ronaldo.

10. What are the requirements that you wish from your other half?
Honest, loyal and passion.

11. Which type of cars I love the most?
BMW

12. Which do you prefer from your other half? hug? or a kiss?
A kiss.

13. If you have faults, would you rather the people around you point out to you or would you rather they keep quiet?
Point out to me please.

14. What do you think is the most important thing in your life?
I would say money but money can't make you happy. Then I choose happiness but without love you can't be happy. I guess I stick to the recent one -- Love.

15. Are you a shopaholic or not?
No. I buy things that I really need after a good consideration.

16. What kind of electronic device/gadget you own that you like most?
Laptop

17. If you have a chance, which part of your character you would like to change?
Stage fright.

18. Are you in love?
;)

19. If given a chance, do you want to see your future?
Yes.

20. Would you still be friend your best friend whom had betrayed your trust?
Yes, I believe in 2nd chance. Human makes mistake.

I'm tagging my blogger buddies : Mangosteen, Neomesuff, Dayah, Farah Deen, Rozella, Tammy, Ej dan Kirch

Monday, May 19, 2008

Happy Wesak Day

Picture taken here.


Happy Wesak Day to those who celebrate :)

Donate for needy

My blogger friend Rozella who is very concern about tragedy in China and Myanmar [since I was little kid I always confuse Myanmar and Burma which they both are the same -- why we still using both?] wants me to share this info with you. It was a bad disaster. Thanks God that we don't have cyclone and earthquake in Malaysia. I'm grateful.

I watched BBC this morning and they showed some news regarding these two tragedies. It was so sad to see people died and some still survive and struggling for foods. There was a news about a guy who stuck under bricks and walls, he was still alive and wanted to talk with his wife. After they managed to take him out, he died. That was very sad.

So, I'd like to share the links below with you. Hope you can help the victims and the needy.





The Hunger Site


Sunday, May 18, 2008

Latest pictures of my niece



It has been a while since I put her picture or talk about her in my blog last time. Not that I didn't want to but I was busy ;) You know...

But I never neglect to play with her every time I see her. She is just so lovely and adorable. Very cute! The thing I like about her is she loves me a lot! Smile will be the first thing appear on her small cute face when she sees me. I plan to buy her something... will update about that soon ;)

Lousy Malaysian's car?



Oh my God! I'm totally speechless.

May Award


This award goes to... (drum sound).
Bluecrystaldude, Dayah, Ej, Etavasi, Fara, Farah Deen, Jade, Kirsch, Mangosteen, Neomesuff, Su Sheng Loong, Tammy and Twinkletoe


Congratulation to those who wins this May Award! :)

Narnia : Prince Caspian

Next movie that I watched was Narnia : Prince Caspian. It was a great fantasy movie I'd say. I love this kind of movie a lot. Reached at the cinema around 9:00pm and cit chat around there until the show time at 9:30pm. Bought combo set of regular caramel popcorn with 2 big soft drinks -- I got small Narnia little glass though. I did ask her [the cashier] to change to light sweet popcorn as I don't fancy too-sweet-caramel popcorn anymore. She simply replied "The caramel is more expensive sir, and we don't allow customer to get a cheaper popcorn since you pay for the more expensive one". I was speechless. Fine then.



Here the story goes...

While standing on a train station in 1941, Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy are magically whisked away to a beach near an old and ruined castle. They soon discover that the ruins are Cair Paravel, where they once ruled as the Kings and Queens of Narnia. Although only a year has passed in their world, 1300 years have passed in Narnia. (what a lovely starting)

Trumpkin, a dwarf whom they rescue from drowning, tells them the sad tale: During their absence, a race of men called Telmarines have invaded Narnia, driving the Talking Beasts into the wilderness and pushing even their memory underground. Narnia now is ruled by King Miraz, a cruel despot. (the black bear was scary when Lucy tried to say hi to him)

Miraz also is an usurper, having killed his brother, King Caspian IX, to take the throne. His nephew, Prince Caspian, is initially ignorant of his uncle’s evil deeds, but learns the truth, and also about Old (pre-Telmarine) Narnia from Doctor Cornelius, his tutor. Miraz was childless and was thus willing for Caspian to be his heir, but when the Queen has a son, Cornelius warns Caspian that his life is now in danger. Caspian escapes and finds himself among the Talking Beasts. They accept him as the True King of Narnia and promise to help him regain this throne.

An army is assembled—although it is far short of the mighty armies that Narnia has been able to assemble in the past. Prince Caspian fights as best he can, but has been slowly losing to Miraz. Desperate for help, Caspian has blown Queen Susan’s horn—and it was that act that called the four children to Narnia. (the chasing part with horses was like the 1st episode of LOTR -- it was a heart-thumping)

Having heard the story, the true Kings and Queens of Narnia make their way to the battlefield. But the journey is long and hard, and the children lose their way. It is then that Lucy sees Aslan. Unfortunately, the others do not believe her. Their faith is tested, but in the end, Aslan leads them to Caspian. (it was sad to see so many Narnians died in the battle at Miraz's castle -- stupid Peter and Prince Caspian! It was absolutely because of YOU!)

The forces of evil are defeated in a battle by Aslan’s table. Miraz is killed by one of his own men. (After he killed, he announced to all army Miraz was killed by Narnian and declared war! He is a piece of shit though and the war begun! Love to see Aslan used his magic to make the river into Neptune illustration and also how he made the trees fought for Narnia as well)

In the end, Aslan returns the Telmarines back to their world, and the children back to the train station. (This is the sad part)

I won't tell you the whole story. Enough with some synopsis. Lol. There were so many characters to tell about. I'd vote 5 out of 5 stars!

Some Questions On Me

Tagged by Shu and Dayah.

1. Do you eat a lot of fast food?
I'd say yes if consider once a week as "a lot". Mostly Mc Donalds, as I'm pretty lazy to walk down and eat some "junks" around my office. Walking under the bright hot sun never be my preference.

2. Besides your mouth, where is your favorite spot to get kissed?
Its my neck.

3. Were you happy when you woke up today?
Yes, I was happy as I don't need to go to work today. Its Saturday here.

4. Have you ever streaked?
In my room, yes.

5. Are you an understanding person?
Yes, I understand most problems. These including family and friends.

6. What was the last movie you saw in theaters?
Narnia : Prince Caspian. Last week was Iron Man. Love both but if you ask where my vote goes, it surely Narnia.

7. Did you pray before you went to bed last night?
I did.

8. What did you last get upset about?
My business plan didn't work. I was devastated but I'll keep trying.

9. Do you eat candy on a daily basis?
Sometimes. When I have to think a lot, so much works to get done and stress. I know sugar is not good but I need it sometimes.

10. Does it make you happy to get letters in the mail?
Depend on what kind of letter. If its a summon ticket I won't be happy!

11. What are you looking forward to this summer?
We have no summer here. Everyday seem to be summer to me. Nothing special then.

12. Who was the last person you ate with?
Colleague. Its weird right when I have a family but they weren't the last person who ate with me?

13. Do raisins belong in cookies?
I eat raisin but not in cookies. No.

14. What’s your screen name?
Faisal Admar even though I have a very long name. Mohd Faisal Admar Hafiz Bin Md Radzi. Long enough?

15. Walking into a party, what’s the first thing you notice?
Peoples.

16. Are you currently taking a science class in school?
I have left behind school for so long.

17. You’ve just won a free vacation to either South America or North Korea?
I choose South America.

18. Kiss on the first date?
No. I don't go that fast.

19. Would you rather have chicken or steak?
I eat both. It depends on my appetite for the time being.

20. What’s one thing you’ve learned?
Don't lend and borrow money with friends.

21. Who was the last person you took a picture of?
My niece.

22. Would you ever donate blood?
Yes. It was a great experience.

23. How many snack machines are in your school?
One as far as I remember.

24. Have you ever felt replaced?
Yes. My boss sucks. Lol.

25. Are there deerheads covering any walls in your house?
No.

26. Do you believe in karma?
Yes. What goes around comes around. This really help me going through daily life.

26. Have you ever been asked out?
Yes, many times.

27. Are you good at telling jokes?
Yes. I have sense of humor but only to those who I know well.

28. Do you wish you had smaller feet?
I used to wish so but I don't care anymore. I have size 9 feet.

29. Have you ever had a best friend who was of the opposite sex?
No. Same sex is always the best.

30. When ordering sushi, what do you get?
Tempura prawn and egg mayo.

31. How many of your friends have seen you naked?
Friends? Lol. Elaborate please.

32. Do you write in cursive or in print?
In print.

33. What were you doing at 10 am?
Sleeping. I slept late last night. Plus, its Saturday.

34. Are you different now than you were six months ago?
Same old me.

35. What was the last beverage you spilled on yourself?
Nescafe.


I have tagged some bloggers. Check out my comment.

Bloggers Unite For Human Rights

I know its late for me to write about this since everybody wrote about this on 15th. I guess its ok for me to write about it after 2 days?

Now, I'm going to write about blogger's right. Nowadays, blogger writes with caution and afraid if the post touches any politic matter, they will be jailed. Why is it so? Blogger now has no freedom of speech and no freedom of blogging. We suppose to have freedom to write anything about what we see, hear and think. This is our blog, not others. Blogger have been cursed and pointed out as sources that tells malicious stories. But where did we get the stories? Thats the point. Government is protecting themselves from the truth sometimes. So, they block blogger from saying anything other than supporting them. If it is so, why don't they ban all the opposition's newspapers and websites? As we all know, newspapers and tv by government have been filtered. Yes, they control the media. Its very sad that we blogger have no right to share any opinion and say what we think of our country. If its good then its ok, but if its bad? Sigh. Looks what happen to Raja Petra Kamarudin well known as RPK. He was jailed on sedition accuse. He wrote about Altantuya's murder and I don't see anything wrong with this. If you follow the case, you will know Altantuya's father has been asking for further investigation and willing to give more evidence. But he was not entertained by Malaysia's government. Even no reply when Mongolia's Prime Minister sent a letter. The only media they depend on is CNN. I wonder how if we in his father's shoes, has a daughter and been killed tragically -- bombed!

Ok, I guess that is all I want to say. No freedom of speech anymore. I need to open the dictionary and learn what is democracy once again.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Age That I Wish To Go Back To

Tagged by Bluecrystaldude.

Age that I wish to go back to? Hmm pretty interesting topic/tag to talk about. Ok, I choose age of 20. Why I choose age 20? Because so many things that happen when I was 20 and how I wish I can change my present just to turn the time backward.

At the age of 20...
I got my 1st car -- Satria GTi. I was so happy to drive around with this new sporty car. I got a lot of compliments from friends and strangers. Yes, at that time this brand new car just made. It was a shiny silverish car with Lotus handling. Meaning, the engine and system were made by Lotus. Just some parts provided by Proton. Yes, I know Proton sucks but for some reasons I'd say Satria GTi, Putra and Perdana were the best cars ever by Proton.



At the age of 20...
I had many lovers. I don't need to elaborate more on this. I know, I was a brat. But trust me, none of them were really get cheated by me. I know, its complicated. I had a relationship that I won't forget till my last breath. So many sweet memories. I erased the bitter ones.

At the age of 20...
I lost my beloved Grandma. She was the one who raised me since I was born. Yes, my parent too but how many hours parent were with me? They had to work. So, grandma was the one who taught me to be discipline, a good boy and always keep me clean and tidy. Oh, I still remember the Brylcream she put on me. It was way too much sometimes, but I never complain. She cooked good foods and always smile whenever I was happy or told her good news. She was kind of aggressive but very loving. Yes, if she didn't act that way, we would be nastier. The saddest day in my life was when she passed away. I got a very good result for my final exam but she didn't manage to see it and to see me jumped and smiled happily. I didn't jump or smile. I was frustrated and heartbroken. Truly, I miss her.

At the age of 20...
I was a playful teen. I started to know many kind of peoples who happen to be my friends. I chose wrong ones most of the time. I started to learn all bad things. Yes, as other teens would say "Once in a life time"? No, it was a bad decision. I didn't focus on my study. So, end up I got a bad result. Frustrated and I felt like I was the only loser in this world. I ruined my grandma and grandpa's hope. I was totally devastated.

At the age of 20...
I went to Europe. I went to Germany, France, Holland, Belgium and Luxermberg. It was a good time. That was the first time I touched snow, I was speechless. I was amazed by the softness of the snow and its color. Hmm. I learnt some German words like "Ich Spreche Kein Deutsch", "Guten Tag", "Guten Morgen" and "Gute Nacht". Yes, I still remember some other words too.



So, thats all.

Check out other delicious photos:
Amidrin wish to go back to age 22 to correct back some mistakes in life
Lemonjude wish to go back to age 6 to enjoy kid’s life .
L’abeille wish to go back to any year but never return to age 28.
Sweetpea wish to go back to, actually, just thinking about 17.
Jean Chia wish to go back to 14 years old.
Emila wish to go back to the age of 7 to live that precious moments again
Mangosteenskin wish to back to age 7 to chase back Macik Piut's geese and dogs. haha!
Rizal wish to go back to the age of 7 - 7 super wonders of my world.
Bluecrystaldude wish to go back to the age of 7-12 (yeah, I know. I am so greedy!)
Faisal Admar wish to go back to age 20 just to change the present.

The tag name list is in the comment. Kindly see the comment :O)

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Till death do they part


TAIPEI: A Taiwan couple who were happily married for 66 years died on the same day, becoming the envy of friends and neighbours who thought it was the perfect ending to an ideal marriage.

Wang Wei-chen, 97, and his wife Wang Lin-hsueh, 87, lived in Kaohsiung, south Taiwan, and had been married for 66 years, the Merit Times said.

Recently, Wang Lin-hsueh fell ill and was hospitalised. At 4.30pm onMay 7, she died in the hospital, the paper quoted her son Tung-hsin as saying.

“We transported my mother’s remains to a funeral parlour to prepare for her funeral. As soon as we arrived at the funeral parlour, I received a phone call from family members saying my father, who had also been ill, had died in his sleep at home,” he said.

“We were shocked because we had not told my father that mom had died. But during my mother’s last days, dad seemed to know that she was dying and insisted on going to hospital to visit mom, but we did not allow him because of his health. “We would rather think that father died because he did not want mother to go alone, but wanted to keep her company.”

Wang Ling-ying, the couple’s daughter, said her parents were deeply in love with each other.
“They were always together, tending flowers in the garden or listening to classical music at home. Father liked to go mountain climbing and sometimes took mother along or took her on overseas sightseeing trips. When father was 90, he was still taking mom on motorbike joy rides,”
she said. – dpa

Source : TheSun

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I know all of us want to have a happy marriage. Its depend on how you maintain your relationship -- based on trust and loyalty. People are tend to cheat or lie but if your love is pure, nothing could beat it. You won't meet any other woman/man, worst you sleep with that other woman/man.

The equation is simple I suppose.

Love + Loyal = Long lasting marriage
Love + Lust = A short term marriage [does this one sounds like one night stand?]

Yes, simple.

I have some friends who are married but end up with divorce. Let say 2 out of 5 face a failure in their marriage. Is it the people nowadays don't appreciate the marriage and love the love one like oldies? Or its just a trend?

Yes, I have read somewhere about gender equivalent. I agree none of the gender should be discriminated. Some how, I got a point that against the gender equivalent. My opinion is : When a woman works, they will get or buy whatever they wants or needs. So, nothing special on man about money. Worse case, woman has better job than man. When this happen, every time they quarrel even on little problem, woman intend to ask for a divorce rather than have a sit and solve the problem. Woman thinks she has everything and she does not need to worry about her man even if he goes away forever. Oldies were different. Most of the women during that time were housewives. So, woman really depended on man. That is just an opinion.

Second thing is about the balance. I have posted an article about this before -- click here. People nowadays don't think about balance anymore. They tend to focus on building wealth more than love. Yes, wealth is important but at the same time love is important too. So, most people work like there is no tomorrow, 7 days a week and until midnight. Overtime count. So, when will you have time for your love one? Worse you don't even have time for yourself. This is also a reason why marriage cannot last for long.

Ok, that's all for this time. Cheers!


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