Sampaikan juga salam maaf saya pada yang nak tampar muka saya tu - Erma Fatima   
MARAH sungguh anak jati Kedah dengan gaya percakapan loghat utara dalam program Sakan Raya Mak Cun yang ditayangkan di TV3 baru-baru ini.

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Pelbagai kritikan pedas diberikan terhadap semua barisan pelakon yang menganggap loghat utara disampaikan 'over' sehingga ia kedengaran menghina.

Ekoran itu ada pula pihak yang ingin menampar muka Mak Cun kerana tidak berpuas hati.

Pelakon dan pengarah, Erma Fatima ketika dihubungi mStar Online kesal dengan segelintir pihak yang menghemtam program itu sehingga ada yang hendak menampar mukanya!

Kata Erma, dia sentiasa terbuka terhadap teguran dan kritikan membina bagi memperbaiki kelemahan yang ada pada Mak Cun namun biarlah ia kena dengan gayanya

"Kenapa pula hendak menampar saya?

"Orang Melayu berbudi bahasa, orang salah ditegur, diajar...gangster bukan budaya kita.
Rasa Macam Nak Tampaq Mak Cun!

"Salah sikit je nak pukul nanti makin banyak anak-anak kita jadi pembuli.

"Jadi jangan tampar Mak Cun, kesian Mak Cun dah tua," katanya.

Bagaimanapun kata Erma yang kini berada di Milan, Itali memohon maaf sekiranya ada pihak terguris gara-gara tidak berpuas hati dengan gaya percakapan loghat utara dalam Mak Cun dan memberitahu sudah memberikan yang terbaik untuk program tersebut.

"Kepada yang marah saya tu, saya minta maaf. Saya hanya berlakon dan cuba berikan yang terbaik.

"Sampaikan juga salam maaf saya pada yang nak tampar muka saya tu.

"Kami yang berlakon dalam Mak Cun semua bukan orang utara jadi memang makan masa hendak fasih loghat Kedah," katanya.

Dirisik mengenai pemergiannya ke Itali, Erma bagaimanapun enggan mengulas lanjut namun pengikutnya di Instagram meneka ia ada kaitan dengan Mak Cun.

"Hahhhhh..Mak Cun ada misi baru. Hangpa nak tau tak Mak Cun pi mana?

"Bye semua, sedihnya Mak Cun tak dapat nak raya kat Malaysia puas-puas demi tugas.

"Pertama kali raya di luar negeri...tak suka," tulisnya di Instagram.

Raya Sakan Mak Cun yang ditayangkan secara langsung pada 24 Jun lalu di TV3 bersempena Aidilfitri.

Program bual bicara itu menampilkan Mak Cun (Erma Fatima) dengan gandingan pelakon lain seperti Atul (Balkisy Samundur Khan), Manisah (Datin Umie Aida), Pak Akob (Datuk Rahim Razali), dan Kumin (Adik Haidar).



          video baru .: mesir > malaysia   

          ceramah isra' mikraj   

Ceramah Isra' Mikraj Oleh :
Syeikh Asyraf Hamid al-Hasanain (Khatib Masjid Soleh Ja'fari)


Hari : Isnin
Tarikh : 20 Julai 2009 M bersamaan 27 Rejab 1430 H
Masa : Selepas solat Maghrib
Tempat : Dewan Tasamuh wal Ikha', Asrama Darul Aman 3, Haiyu Sabiek.

Sambutan Isra' Mikraj bersama :
Al-Muhaddith Syeikh Muhammad Ibrahim Abdul Ba'ith al-Kattani


Hari : Selasa
Tarikh : 21 Julai 2009 M bersamaan 28 Rejab 1430 H
Masa : 5.30 petang
Tempat : Dewan Tasamuh wal Ikha', Asrama Darul Aman 3, Haiyu Sabiek.

**Semua mahasiswa/wi Malaysia di Mesir dijemput hadir memeriahkan majlis tersebut.
Ruj. : http://mymkkk.org/v2/modules.php?name=Berita&file=view&id=392

          Mesti baca! Nma2 ktab n ulamak yg mesti kta tau!   
Salam pd smua ... lmer bnar x d apdet blog ni ... bkan per ... der r ... hehehe.

Dksmptan ni, aku nk kngsi sket2 ngan tman2 psl, per kitab yg perlu kta smpaikn kpd pnuntut ilmu, secara tertib. Tertib mengajar berdasarkn kitab2 yg akan dsbutkan nanti, bukanlah wjib. Bahkan ia sekadar meletakkn para pndgar sesuai pd tahap ilmu mrk.

Maknanyer, klu mreka dh hbat, maka dpilihlah kitab yg ssuai dgn tahap mrka. Bnyak kekawan aku kata, inilah kebiasaannyer, kitab2 yg dpelajari oleh mreka dpondok guru2 mrk.

Nahu:

Mule2, bg yg nk mle2 blajar tatabahasa Arab, seeloknyer mrk pelajari terlebih dhulu ktab;
1. Ar-Rof'u / ad-Dhom. Bila dh abis bca n pelajari ktab tu, maka dtmbah lg dgn kitab kecil, nama dyer;
2. Matan Ajurrumiah. Yg mnsyarahkn matan ni banyak, antaranyer:
* Mukhtasor Jiddan (tulisan Syeikh Zaini Dahlan)
* Usymawi
* Kifrawi syarah 'Irab Ajurrumiah. Ble dh abis bc syarah2 nier, bca plak ktab2 yg pyh2 sket n prbahasan yg luas sket scra tertib. Antaranya:
3. Kawakib ad-Durriyyah.
4. Syarah Azhari.
5. Qotrunnada. Yg mnsyarahkn Kitab Qotrunnada ni banyak gak. Antaranyer:
* Syarh Qotrunnada (tulisan Syeikh Ibnu Hisham).
6. Syuzur az-Zahab.
7. Matan Alfiah. Yg mnsyarahnyer, pon bnyak jgak. Antaranyer:
* Syarh Ibni 'Aqil
* Audoh al-Masalik
* Al-Asymuni
8. Mughnil Labib.

Sorof:

Klu sorof, seelok nyer bg yg baru nk belajar ilmu ni, seeloknyer dmulakn dgn mmbaca kitab;
1. Matnul Binak. Pas tu, nk power lg, baca plak kitab;
2. Matnul Iziy. Syarah bg matan ni antaranyer:
* Kilani
3. Syarh al-Talkhis Matn al-Binak.

Fiqh asy-Syafie:

Sesuai dgn suasana msyarakat kita d Mlaysia yg bermazhab Syafie, maka bagusnyer kitab yg paling ringkas, mudah dan padat dbac oleh mrk ialah kitab;
1. Safinatun Naja. Pas tu, bca plak kitab;
2. Sittin Masa il. Klu nk mndalam lg, maka dbaca lg kitab;
3. Matn Abi Syuja'. Yg mnsyarahkn matan ni, antaranyer;
* Fathul Qorib.
* Kifayatul Akhyar.
* Iqna'.
Klu nk hbt gi, baca lak kitab;
4. Matn Zubad. Syarah kpd matan ni, antaranyer;
* Ghoyatul Bayan Lil Imam Romli
* Mawahibus Somad
5. Matn Minhaj at-Tolibin. Antara yg mensyarahkn nyer:
* Mughnil Muhtaj
* Syarh Kanzir Roghibin Lil Imam Muhalli. Dan ada kitab yg wat hasyiah nyer yg bernama
Qolyubi wa 'Umairoh.
* Alib tihaj Syarh al-Minhaj

Jap jap. Aku nk cter sket psl sjarah prkmbangan kitab2 yg berkaitan dgn fiqh mazhab Imam Syafie Rohimahullah.

Stahu aku, Mazhab Imam Syafie ni dahulunyer, tersebar pd dua tmpat yg bsar. Iaitu d Khurosan dn di 'Iraq. Ulamak d kdua2 tmpat ni akhirnyer mngarang bbrapa kitab, mnulis berkaitan dgn fiqh Syafie.

Kemudian muncul Imam Haramain Ibnu Juwaini Rohimahullah, bliau mngumpulkn smua fakta berkaitan fiqh Syafie dr kdua2 belah tmpat ni, ddalam ktab beliau yg bernama Nihayah al-Matlo'.

Ada ktab yg meringkaskn kitab bliau ni, nmernyer Mukhtasor al-Muzani.

Selepas itu, Imam Ghazali Rohimahullah berusaha meringkaskn kitab karangan Imam Haramain td satu demi satu. Maka muncul lah kitab al-Basitd, kemudian al-Wasitd, dn akhirnyer al-Wajiz.

Kemudian muncul Imam Rofiie', beliau ringkaskn lgi ktab al-Wajiz td ddlam kitab bliau yg bnama al-Muharror bersama dgan tarjih nyer skali.

Slpas itu, Imam Nawawi Rohimahullah plak meringkaskn lgi ktab al-Muharror td dlm ktabnyer yg bnama Minhaj at-Tolibin. Yg mensyarahkn kitab ni, banyak sekali.

Ok, kbnyakkan ulamak kter, klu dtg khilaf antara Imam Rofiie' dgn Imam Nawawi berkaitan fiqh Syafie, maka kta hndaklah berpegang kpd pndpt Imam Nawawi. Kerana beliau lebih terkemudian dn telah pon mentarjihkn pndpt2 yg sblumny tulisan mengenai fiqh Syafie'.

Tulisan mengenai Fiqh Syafie' trus berkmbang, sehinggalah smpai kpd dua tokoh / pentarjih dlam Mazhab Syafie'. Mereka ialah Imam Romli (Syamsuddin ar-Romli) dan Imam Ibnu Hajar al-Haitami.

Sbgaimana yg kita tau, kdua2 mreka pernah berguru dgn Imam Syihabuddin ar-Romli, iaitu ayah kepada Imam Syamsuddin ar-Romli. Imam Khotib Syarbaini dn Imam Ibnu Qosim al-'Ubadi pon pernh brguru dgn beliau (Imam Syihabuddin ar-Romli).

Imam Syihabuddin ar-Romli pernah bguru plak dengan Syeikh Zakarian al-Ansori dan Imam Ibnu Hajar al-Asqolani.

K, masuk lek cter pasal Imam Romli ngan Imam Ibnu Hajar al-Haitami.
Imam Romli mentarjihkn fiqh Syafie' ddalam kitabnyer yg bernama Nihayatul Muhtaj. Manakala Imam al-Haitami pula mentarjihkan fiqh Syafie' ddalam kitabnyer Tuhfatul Muhtaj. Kitab yg mensyarahkn Kitab Tuhfatul Muhtaj ni ialah Hasyiatani asy-Syirwani dan Ibnu Qosim.

Kebanyakkan masyarakat Malaysia, Indonesia, Hadromaut dan sebahagian Asia yg bermazhab Syafie' lebih cenderung berpegang kepada pendapat Imam Ibnu Hajar al-Haitami. Manakala masyarakat Mesir dan negara2 Arab pula sekitarnya lebih cenderung berpegang kpd Imam Romli.

Ok lah, tentunyer ada khilaf dlm mntarjih fiqh Syafie yg dlakukan oleh kdua2 imam tersebut. Dan perkara ni dsbut di dlm Kitab Ismad al-'Ainain. Biasanyer kitab ni, sekali dicetak dgn Kitab Bughyatul Mustarsyidin, iaitu salah satu daripada kitab yg mmbincangkan pasal fatwa.

Maka, kita nk pegang pd pendpt yg muktamad yg maner? Kita tgok pd Kitab Hasyiah al-Baijuri.

Bg yg cndrung kpd Imam Romli, klu tdapt masalah2 tarjih dlm fiqh Syafie' yg tdk dsbut ddalam kitabnyer Nihayatul Muhtaj, kita leh rujuk kepada Muhgni al-Muhtaj karangan Imam Khotib Syarbaini.

Kbetulan cter pasal ulamak2 ni, kekadang kter cnfius sket nk mmbezakn antara dua Imam Subki. K, Imam Taqiyuddin as-Subki Rohimahullah tu ayah. Manakala, Imam Tajuddin as-Subki Rohimahullah tu anaknyer. Imam Taqiyuddin inilah yg menjadi qodi Mesir ketika Ibnu Taimiyyah masuk ke Mesir.

Salah seorang anak murid Imam Ibnu Taimiyyah plak ialah Ibnu Qoyyim al-Jauziyyah. Sedangkan Ibnu al-Jauzi, pengarang kepada kitab Maudhu 'at tu lain dan bukan anak murid beliau (Imam Ibnu Taimiyyah).

Satu lgi, Imam Ibnu Hajar ni bnyak. Antaranyer, Imam Ibnu Hajar al-'Asqolani, Imam Ibnu Hajar al-Haitami, Imam Ibnu Hajar al-Qustholani dn lain2 lgi. Kter kene teliti sket nma2 mrk.

-bersambung-
          Esok - 6.4.2009   
FORUM MOTIVASI KECEMERLANGAN
~ usaha ke arah mumtaz ~


Ahli Panel:
1. Us. Ahmad Fauwaz
2. Ustzh. Norlina
3. Sdr. Ezzainy

Tarikh:
6 April 2009

Hari:
Isnin

Tempat:
Dewan Malaysia Abbasiah Kaherah

Jam:
8 malam - 10 malam

Anjuran:
Biro Akademik & Aktiviti Kuliah
Jawatankuasa Penghuni Dewan Malaysia Abbasiah Kaherah

          MANUFACTURING / PRODUCTION - SENIOR ENGINEER / ASSISTANT MANAGER - APM Automotive - Engineer, BC   
Understand of Jig & Tool design. APM Automotive Holdings Berhad, is one of the largest automotive components manufacturing group in Malaysia....
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          I did not die in car crash in Malaysia, says Singaporean comedian Hossan Leong   
SINGAPORE: Singaporean comedian Hossan Leong on Friday (June 30) posted a video on his Facebook page saying he did not die in a car crash in Malaysia as a fake news article recently reported.
          Lawyer who filed petition over missing Malaysia Airlines flight has disappeared   

A Chicago lawyer who filed a court petition seeking information about the disappearance of Malaysia Air Flight 370 is herself missing.

Monica Ribbeck Kelly has…

          Imigrasi Malaysia razia pekerja ilegal besar-besaran mulai malam ini   
Jawatan Imigrasi Malaysia bakal melakukan razia terhadap pekerja ilegal atau Pekerja Asing Tanpa Izin (PATI) di seluruh negara bagian secara besar-besaran mulai Jumat malam (30/6). "Pekerja ilegal akan dirazia dan ...
          Plastic Headgear Market, Trends, Size and Forecasts   

Reports and Intelligence adds a new report titled, “Global Plastic Headgear Market to 2017 - Market Size, Growth and Forecasts in Nearly 70 Countries”

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          Vaccines - Global Markets Package   

This market research report package offers a perspective on the actual market situation, trends and future outlook for vaccines in different countries around the world.

Portland, OR -- (ReleaseWire) -- 08/12/2014 -- This market research report package offers a perspective on the actual market situation, trends and future outlook for vaccines in different countries around the world. The studies provide essential market information for decision-makers including:

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Countries included in the package:
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          Menangi 50 Pasang Tiket & Cenderahati Ekslusif Filem “Spider-Man: Homecoming”   
Selamat hari raya!!! Macam mana raya korang? Best tak? Lama rasanya Abang Nara tidak menganjurkan “movie day out” bersama anda semua. Mesti ramai yang rindu kan? Kali ini dengan kerjasama Sony Pictures Malaysia, Abang Nara nak ajak anda semua menonton … Continue reading
          Malaysia: Death knell for Hawksbill turtles    
R.S.N. MURALI The Star 30 Jun 17; MELAKA: The endangered Hawks­bill turtle population in Melaka that is being threatened by sea reclamation, hunting and habitat destruction, is facing another major threat – fishing nets. Melaka Fishery Department officer Doreen Wee Siew Leen said 13 Hawksbills were found dead between January and June along the beach stretching from Kem Terendak in Sungai Udang to Kuala Linggi. “Most of these deaths occurred when the turtles get entangled in fishing nets. “We managed to nurse back to health two which were found alive on the beach and released them back...

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          Eating the Globe: Syria   

I was in San Francisco for work and celebrated a productive morning with an out-of-the-way lunch. This is Palmyra.

I got the Kibbi platter, which consists of:
Four shells of mashed cracked wheat stuffed with ground beef, sauteed onions, and pine nuts served with a side of hummus, cucumber salad, pita, garlic sauce, and hot sauce.

The kibbi was/were delicious. Not greasy or heavy at all. My only complaint was that it only came with four pieces.

Countries tried so far:
Africa: Algeria, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Morocco, Nigeria, Somalia, South Africa
Asia: Afghanistan, Armenia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, Cambodia, China, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, North Korea, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Syria, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Vietnam, Yemen
Europe: Albania, Belgium, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden
North America: Belize, Canada, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Trinidad & Tobago, USA
South America: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Venezuela
Oceania: Australia, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga
          Tony Harap Penangguhan Regulasi Pemain U-23 Tak Sekedar Sementara   
Regulasi pemain muda U-23 sementara ditangguhkan PSSI di Liga 1 mulai pekan ke-12 sampai pekan ke-22, tepat pasca SEA Games 2017 Malaysia. Kebijakan tersebut rupanya memancing pro-kontra, klub-klub beranggapan jika PSSI tak konsisten dalam meregulasi kompetisi. Ada pula mereka yang merasa diuntungka...
          Mengenang Rehman Rashid   
Rehman sudah menulis ceritanya. Dia perlu masa 23 tahun untuk melengkapkan ceritanya daripada A Malaysian Journey sampailah kepada Peninsula: A Story of Malaysia.
          Bermusuh dengan Malaysiakini   
Saya menduga, keajaiban Malaysiakini apabila media itu tidak bermula dengan modal yang besar. Tidak bermula dengan hutang atau pembiayaan bank mahupun daripada syarikat besar. Di Malaysia, perangkap utama yang harus dielak oleh media ialah dibiayai secara besar.
          Biodata Daler Yusuf Pelakon Encik Suami Mat Salih Celup    
Biodata Daler Yusuf Pelakon Encik Suami Mat Salih Celup| Korang kenal pelakon kacak berketurunan campuran Uzbekistan iaitu Daler Yusuf? Daler Yusuf Muhammad atau lebih dikenali sebagai Daler Yusuf adalah pelakon lelaki yang baru berjinak dalam dunia lakonan di Malaysia. Sebelum ini, Daler Yusuf pernah berlakon dalam drama Tuan Anas Mikael di Astro, kini beliau diberi kepercayaan memegang watak utama dalam drama Encik Suami Mat Salih Celup bersama dengan Nelydia Senrose. Jom terjah biodata penuh Daler Yusuf!

Biodata Daler Yusuf Pelakon Encik Suami Mat Salih Celup

Biodata Daler Yusuf Pelakon Encik Suami Mat Salih Celup 


Nama Penuh : Daler Yusuf Khamrokulov bin Muhammad
Nama Komersial : Daler Yusuf
Tarikh Lahir : 31 Disember 1991
Umur : 26 tahun (2017)
Agama : Islam
Keturunan : Melayu bercampuran Uzbekistan
Tinggi Daler Yusuf : 180cm
Adik beradik Daler Yusuf : Sherzod Yusuf
Pendidikan : Jurusan Business Management di Westminster International College
Kerjaya : Model
Drama : Tuan Anas Mikael, Encik Suami Mat Salih Celup (2017)
Telemovie : Sebenarnya Omputih Itu Isteri Aku
Filem : Kastil Tua
Instagram Daler Yusuf : @daleryusof 
Twitter Daler Yusuf : daler_yusuf

Fakta Menarik Tentang Daler Yusuf 


● Memulakan karier peragaan sejak berusia 19 tahun dan sering muncul dalam iklan komersial seperti BlackBerry, Samsung, Maxis, Baskin Rosbins, DIGI, Burger King dan banyak lagi.
● Pernah diangkat sebagai peragawan digemari memeriahkan lapangan peragaan, fesyen tempatan dan antarabangsa.
● Berkebolehan bertutur dalam pelbagai bahasa antaranya bahasa Uzbekistan, Parsi, Rusia, bahasa Inggeris, Turki, Tajik, termasuklah Bahasa Melayu.

Semoga Daler Yusuf terus bersinar dalam dunia industri lakonan di Malaysia. Jom tonton drama Encik Suami Mat Salih Celup dari lakonan Daler Yusuf. Terus sukses!
          Semakan Permohonan PTPTN 2017 Online    
Semakan Permohonan PTPTN 2017 Online |Anda pemohon pinjaman pendidikan PTPTN tahun 2017? Bagi anda yang telah membuat permohonan pinjaman pendidikan PTPTN 2017 sudah pastinya ingin tahu status permohonan PTPTN sama ada lulus atau pun tidak. Maklum lah pinjaman ini suatu urusan yang penting bagi pelajar yang mahu melanjutkan pelajaran ke IPTA/ IPTS atau Politeknik di Malaysia. Anda tak perlu risau, anda boleh buat semakan permohonan PTPTN 2017 secara online (atas talian).

Semakan Permohonan PTPTN 2017 Online

Semakan Permohonan PTPTN 2017 Online 


Berikut adalah cara semakan status permohonan PTPTN menerusi beberapa maklumat yang disediakan pautan seperti ;

Semakan Tawaran Wang Pendahuluan Pembiayaan (WPP)


● Semakan WPP melalui pautan [KLIK SINI].
● Masukkan nombor kad pengenalan anda dan tekan butang hantar untuk semakan.

Semakan Nombor Akaun SSPN-i Bagi Permohonan Pembiayaan Pendidikan 


● Semakan permohonan melalui pautan [KLIK SINI].
● Masukkan nombor kad pengenalan anda dan tekan butang SEMAK.

Semakan Senarai Hitam Imigresen 


● Semakan melalui pautan [KLIK SINI].

Semakan Peminjam Surat Pelepasan Hutang Bagi Pembiayaan Ujrah 


● Semakan permohonan melalui pautan [KLIK SINI].
● Masukkan nombor kad pengenalan anda dan tekan butang hantar SEMAK.

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          Malaysia expecting 8 million Chinese tourists by 2020   
Malaysian Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz said that Malaysia was eyeing four million tourists from China this year,...
          ‘Asia’s Next Top Model’ host defends Maureen’s win   
https://www.instagram.com/p/BV4rR8KFRoF/?taken-by=cindysirinya Amid the noise created byPhilippine bet Maureen Wroblewitz's victory on "Asia's Next Top Model," host Cindy Bishop took to social media to defend her from doubts and criticisms. In an Instagram post on Thursday, Bishop shed light on the German-Filipina model's"unexpected" triumph on the show's fifth cycle. Wroblewitz, the shortest and youngest competitor on the show, outrivaled Malaysia's Shikin Gomez and Vietnam's Minh Tu Nguyen. "I will not besaying any more on this, except this...The rules of modeling have changed drastically. We are seeing norms and stereotypes being challenged every day," Bishop said. "Body p...

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          ‘Asia’s Next Top Model’ runner-up says Maureen’s fans ‘attacked’ her   
https://www.facebook.com/AsNTMOfficial/photos/a.1780808385542749.1073741912.1445869792369945/1780809652209289/?type=3&theater Minh Tu Nguyen, Vietnam's lone betand runner-up of "Asia's Next Top Model," shared her experience dealing with Maureen Wroblewitz'slegion of fans. Nguyen and Malaysia's Shikin Gomez were bested by Wroblewitz, who was announced the winner of the model search's fifth season on Wednesday. On Thursday, Nguyen lashed out at Wroblewitz's supporters who allegedly attacked her on social media. "Now that the show is over, I would like to share some of my thoughts," she captioned a screenshot of her conversation with Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach. "Firstly, when...

Keep on reading: ‘Asia’s Next Top Model’ runner-up says Maureen’s fans ‘attacked’ her
          Cross-border policing sees 16 stolen motorcycles returned to Thai owners   
Narathiwat police on Friday returned 16 stolen motorcycles to their owners after they were handed over by Malaysian police in neighbouring Kelantan state.
          Police Declare Nigerian Man Wanted In Malaysia For The Death Of A 5 Year Old Boy   

The police are looking for a 31-year-old Nigerian man identified as Ebiziem Ifeanyi Stephen to assist in investigations into the death of a five-year-old boy last Thursday, June 22. Brickfields OCPD Asst Comm Ruslan Khalid said that the police brought in the deceased’s mother, Nurfathiehah Ahmad Rokmar, 28, on June 23.   “She was picked […]

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          Malaysia Airlines papar doa sebelum berlepas   
Menyiarkan doa selama 15 saat pada skrin tempat duduk penumpang dalam pesawat diamalkan sejak 2014.
          Mental illness a ‘silent killer’, says psychologist   
According to statistics from the National Health and Morbidity Survey in 2015, one in three adults in Malaysia either consciously or unconsciously suffers from mental health problems.
          Malaysia Airlines screens prayers before take-off   
National carrier says the practice of displaying a prayer for 15 seconds has been observed since 2014.
          Thailand siasat syarikat Malaysia didakwa dalangi kegiatan haram   
Syarikat tersebut mula dipantau di Malaysia kerana didakwa mendalangi skim piramid yang kompleks melibatkan beribu-ribu pelabur dan jutaan ringgit.
          Thailand probes Malaysian company for engaging in illegal businesses   
The company, which has wide business interests in Thailand, has been under the spotlight in Malaysia over allegations of spearheading a complex pyramid scheme involving thousands of investors and millions of ringgit.
          Marshall Kent Leads Nine Players Set for Grand Casino Hotel & Resort PBA Oklahoma Open Finals   

Three-time PBA Tour titlist Marshall Kent of Yakima, Wash., averaged 227 over four rounds on different lane conditions to lead a field of nine players who advanced to this weekend’s stepladder finals of the Grand Casino Hotel & Resort PBA Oklahoma Open.

ESPN’s live coverage begins Saturday at noon CDT (1 p.m. ET) from the Grand Hotel Event Center when qualifiers five through nine will compete on two specially-installed lanes with the winner advancing to the no. 5 qualifying position who will join the tournament’s top four qualifiers for Sunday’s stepladder finals telecast which also gets underway at noon local time.

Kent compiled a 7,278 32-game pinfall total bowled on PBA’s 32-foot Wolf, 40-foot Bear, 52-foot Badger and 44-foot Oklahoma Open lane condition patterns over the four days of qualifying at the FireLake Bowling Center. He bowled games of 237, 274, 266, 257, 236, 220, 235 and 207 in Friday’s final round on the Oklahoma condition.

IMG_2060Despite starting the tournament with games of 160 and 170 in the first round on the Wolf condition Tuesday, Kent relied on his ability to adjust to quickly rebound.

“I was a little frustrated but I reminded myself it’s a marathon, not a sprint,” he said. “In a tournament like this you have to look at the big picture. I was a little frustrated but I knew I had 30 games to go.

“I think overall my versatility showed in this tournament,” the 24-year-old Kent continued. “I didn’t have a good start but it didn’t worry me.”

As top qualifier, Kent earned the right to select the lane condition pattern for both stepladder telecasts this weekend and has selected the Bear pattern. He does have the option to change the pattern selection after Saturday’s telecast for Sunday’s competition.

“I feel that the Bear pattern is the best pattern for rewarding the player who makes the best shot,” Kent said. “My gut right now is to stick with it for both days.”

Climbing from 28th after the first round and 12th after Thursday’s third round, three-time PBA Player of the Year Jason Belmonte of Australia averaged 256 in the final round to rocket to the no. 2 qualifying position and finish with a 7,208 pinfall. The two-hander will be trying for this third win of the season after winning the USBC Masters and Barbasol PBA Players Championship.

Joining Kent and Belmonte in Sunday’s finals will be no. 3 qualifier three-time Tour winner Rhino Page of Orlando who finished with a 7,191 pinfall and no. 4 qualifier 18-time Tour champion Chris Barnes of Double Oak, Texas, who finished with 7,181.

IMG_2057“I knew the pattern today would be easier than what we had been bowling on,” said Belmonte, who owns 14 career PBA Tour titles. “You still have to execute because pin carry becomes something you have to deal with. I went into this round taking it shot by shot and wasn’t going to be afraid of what was going to happen down lane.”

Players who qualified fifth through ninth bowling in Saturday’s stepladder round to determine the no. 5 qualifier for Sunday’s stepladder finals telecast will be two-time tour winner Thomas Larsen of Denmark, reigning PBA Player of the Year EJ Tackett of Huntington, Ind., Jesper Svensson of Sweden, Tom Smallwood of Saginaw, Mich., and Tom Daugherty of Riverview, Fla.

Trey Ford III, the 16-year-old PBA member from Bartlesville, Okla., fell short of making the top nine by 94 pins finishing 11th with a 6,941 pinfall (216.9 average) to record his highest PBA Tour finish.

GRAND CASINO HOTEL & RESORT PBA OKLAHOMA OPEN

FireLake Bowling Center, Shawnee, Okla., Friday

Fourth Round

(after 32 games. Positions 1-4 advance to Sunday’s stepladder finals. Positions 5-9 advance to stepladder round on Saturday that will determine no. 5 qualifier for Sunday’s finals)

1, Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., 7,278.
2, Jason Belmonte, Australia, 7,208.
3, Rhino Page, Orlando, Fla., 7,191.
4, Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 7,181.
5, Thomas Larsen, Denmark, 7,108.
6, EJ Tackett, Huntington, Ind., 7,101.
7, Jesper Svensson, Sweden, 7,055.
8, Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., 7,042.
9, Tom Daugherty, Riverview, Fla., 7,035.
10, Stuart Williams, England, 6,948, $4,000.
11, Trey Ford III, Bartlesville, Okla., 6,941, $3,500.
12, Dom Barrett, England, 6,923, $3,000.
13, Jason Sterner, Rockledge, Fla., 6,913, $2,900.
14, (tie) Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind., 6,898, and Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., 6,898, $2,500.
16, Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 6,889, $2,200.
17, Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 6,883, $2,000.
18, Francois Lavoie, Canada, 6,881, $1,900.
19, AJ Johnson, Oswego, Ill., 6,873, $1,800.
20, Nick Kruml, Downers Grove, Ill., 6,869, $1,700.
21, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 6,848, $1,700.
22, Kyle Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., 6,835, $1,500.
23, Craig Nidiffer, Trenton, Mich., 6,814, $1,450.
24, Zulmazran Zulkifli, Malaysia, 6,812, $1,400.
25, Sam Cooley, Australia, 6,805, $1,350.
26, Kyle Sherman, O'Fallon, Mo., 6,792, $1,300.
27, Martin Larsen, Sweden, 6,786, $1,250.
28, Dick Allen, Columbia, S.C., 6,771, $1,200.
29, Gary Faulkner Jr., Memphis, Tenn., 6,761, $1,150.
30, John Szczerbinski, N. Tonawanda, N.Y., 6,735, $1,100.
31, Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 6,732, $1,050.
32, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 6,677, $1,025.
33, Anthony Simonsen, Austin, Texas, 6,561, $1,000.


          Denmark’s Larsen Meeting Challenge of Multiple Lane Conditions To Retain Grand Casino Hotel & Resort PBA Oklahoma Open Lead   

In a tournament that puts a premium on a player’s ability to adjust to vastly different lane conditions, third-round leader Thomas Larsen of Denmark feels he’s as prepared as he can be to meet the challenges of competing in the Grand Casino Hotel & Resort PBA Oklahoma Open.

After three rounds bowled on three different PBA lane condition patterns, the two-time PBA Tour and four-time European Bowling Tour winner, leads a field of 33 players who advanced to Friday’s final round at the FireLake Bowling Center with a 5,398 24-game pinfall (224.9 average).

The players advancing to the fourth round will be put to the test on the 44-foot Oklahoma Open lane condition and will battle to be among the top nine who will advance to the live ESPN stepladder finals Saturday and Sunday at noon CDT (1 p.m. ET) at the Grand Casino Hotel Event Center in Shawnee.

Larsen bowled eight-game pinfall totals of 1,826 on the 32-foot Wolf pattern lane condition in the first round, 1,793 on the 40-foot Bear pattern in the second round and 1,779 on the 52-foot Badger pattern in Thursday’s third round with games of 223, 190, 246, 200, 244, 219, 219 and 238.

“It was another successful day today,” said the 27-year-old Larsen who led after the second round. “You never know what will happen when you’re bowling on a completely new lane condition but I was ready for the challenge.

“I used a lot of balls again today in the round,” he continued. “Just like in yesterday’s round I used several balls and had to make changes in my ball speed and hand position at the release – the changes were just different today.”

Larsen is trying for his first PBA Tour title on U.S. soil. His Tour titles came in the 2013 Abu Dhabi Open and 2014 Kuwait International Open.

Larsen holds a 45-pin lead over 18-time PBA Tour titlist Chris Barnes of Double Oak, Texas, in second with a 5,353 pinfall. Three-time PBA Tour winner Marshall Kent of Yakima, Wash., is third with 5,346.

Trey Ford III, the 16-year-old PBA member from Bartlesville, Okla., advanced to the fourth round with a 10th-place 5,199 pinfall total. He bowled games of 234, 218, 235, 163, 213, 183, 236 and 206 in the third round.

“I’m a little surprised how well I’m doing because when I practiced on these conditions at home I didn’t do that well,” said the high school sophomore who uses the unique two-handed delivery. “Generally, I feel comfortable making the adjustments I need to make – I’m just trying to learn as much as I can.

“If I have a bad game or get a split, I just have to remember that there are more opportunities and more bowling to go.”

Ford has been a PBA member since age 13 and has three top-10 finishes in PBA regional competition with a best of sixth.

Saturday’s stepladder round will feature players who qualified fifth through ninth with the winner advancing to the no. 5 qualifying position to join the tournament’s top four qualifiers for Sunday’s stepladder final.

Friday’s final qualifying round will be streamed live on PBA’s online bowling channel Xtra Frame beginning at 9:30 EDT (8:30 CT). For subscription and schedule information click on www.xtraframe.tv.

GRAND CASINO HOTEL & RESORT PBA OKLAHOMA OPEN

FireLake Bowling Center, Shawnee, Okla., Thursday

Third Round (after 24 games. Top 33 players advance to Friday’s fourth round)

1, Thomas Larsen, Denmark, 5,398.
2, Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 5,353.
3, Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., 5,346.
4, Jesper Svensson, Sweden, 5,277.
5, Jason Sterner, Rockledge, Fla., 5,274.
6, Rhino Page, Orlando, Fla., 5,266.
7, Tom Daugherty, Riverview, Fla., 5,243.
8, EJ Tackett, Huntington, Ind., 5,213.
9, Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., 5,203.
10, Trey Ford III, Bartlesville, Okla., 5,199.
11, Sam Cooley, Australia, 5,187.
12, Jason Belmonte, Australia, 5,158.
13, Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 5,157.
14, Nick Kruml, Downers Grove, Ill., 5,150.
15, Kyle Sherman, O'Fallon, Mo., 5,139.
16, Francois Lavoie, Canada, 5,127.
16, Zulmazran Zulkifli, Malaysia, 5,127.
18, John Szczerbinski, N. Tonawanda, N.Y., 5,116.
19, Dom Barrett, England, 5,088.
20, Martin Larsen, Sweden, 5,087.
21, Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 5,085.
22, Stuart Williams, England, 5,083.
23, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 5,081.
24, Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind., 5,071.
25, Craig Nidiffer, Trenton, Mich., 5,064.
26, Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., 5,061.
27, AJ Johnson, Oswego, Ill., 5,057.
28, Gary Faulkner Jr., Memphis, Tenn., 5,045.
29, Anthony Simonsen, Austin, Texas, 5,030.
30, Dick Allen, Columbia, S.C., 5,019.
31, Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 5,014.
32, Kyle Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., 4,999.
33, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 4,998.

Did not advance
34, Sean Lavery-Spahr, Pasadena, Texas, 4,993.
35, Kristopher Prather, Milton, Fla., 4,991.
36, Brandon Novak, Chillicothe, Ohio, 4,979.
37, Dylan Burns, Lawrence, Kan., 4,975.
38, Zeke Bayt, Westerville, Ohio, 4,965.
39, Richie Teece, England, 4,963.
40, Shawn Maldonado, Houston, 4,951.
41, (tie) DJ Archer, Friendswood, Texas, and Jon Van Hees, Charlestown, R.I., 4,947.
43, Jake Peters, Henderson, Nev., 4,944.
44, Jakob Butturff, Tempe, Ariz., 4,943.
45, (tie) Andrew Anderson, Holly, Mich., and Chris Loschetter, Avon, Ohio, 4,932.
47, J.R. Raymond, Clinton Twp., Mich., 4,927.
48, Devin Bidwell, Wichita, Kan., 4,923.
49, Ryan Ciminelli, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 4,917.
50, Jesse Buss, Belvidere, Ill., 4,916.
51, Kim Bolleby, Thailand, 4,904.
52, Gabriel Garcia, Port St. Lucie, Fla., 4,901.
53, Shota Kawazoe, Japan, 4,879.
54, Graham Fach, Canada, 4,876.
55, AJ Chapman, Wichita, Kan., 4,875.
56, Osku Palermaa, Finland, 4,873.
57, Ahmed Alawadhi, Bahrain, 4,870.
58, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 4,868.
59, Francois Louw, South Africa, 4,867.
60, Kurt Pilon, Warren, Mich., 4,860.
61, (tie) Patrick Allen, Elmwood Park, N.J., Chris Via, Springfield, Ohio, and James Cantere, Oklahoma City, 4,858.
64, Bill O'Neill, Langhorne, Pa., 4,851.
65, Anthony Lavery-Spahr, Pasadena, Texas, 4,844.
66, Christopher Sloan, Ireland, 4,841.
67, Darren Tang, San Francisco, 4,812.
68, Brian LeClair, Athens, NY, 4,792.
69, Osama Hassan, Bahrain, 4,789.
70, Pontus Andersson, Sweden, 4,783.
71, Tom Sorce, Blasdell, N.Y., 4,780.
72, Ramon Hilferink, Netherlands, 4,761.
73, Dylan Macon, Lubbock, Texas, 4,737.
74, Dino Castillo, Highland Village, Texas, 4,735.
75, Paul Brewbaker, Midwest City, Okla., 4,732.
76, Matthew Sanders, Evansville, Ind., 4,708.
77, Isaac Kim, Lebanon, Pa., 4,660.
78, Jeff Hatt, Oklahoma City, 4,655.
79, (tie) Brad Miller, Maryland Heights, Mo., and Isaac Russell, Malaysia, 4,654.
81, Michael Houtz, Myerstown, Pa., 4,575.
82, Kenneth Bland Jr., Jacksonville, Texas, 4,549.
83, Omar Rashid, Bahrain, 4,522.
84, Tom Hess, Urbandale, Iowa, 4,376.
85, Tyson Branagan, Fort Worth, Texas, 4,358.
86, Cody Shoemaker, Hanover, Pa., 4,304.
87, Armando Santacruz, Ecuador, 4,296.
88, William Tarpein, McDonough, Ga., 4,058.
89, Jose Rosero, Ecuador, 4,009.
90, Yebgueni Velez, Ecuador, 3,885.

300 games (1) – Walter Ray Williams Jr.


          Internet of Things (IoT) Integration Market by Service (Device and Platform Management, System Design and Architecture, Advisory Services), Organization Size, Application Area (Smart Healthcare, Smart Retail), and Region - Global Forecast to 2022..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets   
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          Kerana Status Datang Bulan Nur Sajat Di Kecam Teruk!   

Nur Sajat kini lebih popular sebagai usahawan produk kosmetik yang sering mencetuskan kontroversi dan berpengaruh di Malaysia. Bila sebut sahaja namanya, dari budak kecil sehinggalah warga emas pun ramai yang mengenalinya. 

Bukan sahaja disebabkan kontroversi dirinya yang dikatakan khunsa, jutawan kosmetik ini juga memang terkenal lantang bersuara dan cakap lepas di media sosial.


Baru-baru ini Nur Sajat telah mengeluarkan satu posting di Facebook yang dikatakan tidak sesuai dan kurang sopan untuk diberitahu secara umum. Dalam postingnya, Nur Sajat menulis status bahawa dia period atau datang bulan dan pada masa yang sama dia mengeluh kerana tidak mempunyai tuala wanita pada ketika itu. Salah seorang netizen menegur atas tindakannya itu agak memalukan kaum wanita;

"Jika anda ini perempuan atau lelaki sekali pun untuk katakan period di laman sosial, rasanya malu sajalah. Kami kaum hawa nie tak ada pula nak update period ke apa. Sebab kami tahu benda tu tak perlu pun nak diberitahu dilaman sosial . maaf . terima kasih"


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          Phyno Vs Hushpuppi! Kcee Weigh In… Attacks Hushpuppi, Says EFCC Needs To Pay More ‘Attention To Detail’   

Phyno Vs Hushpuppi! Kcee Weigh In… Attacks Hushpuppi, Says EFCC Needs To Pay More ‘Attention To Detail’ The ongoing social media war between indigenous rap superstar, Phyno, and Malaysia-based socialite, Hushpuppi, is getting messier as singer and songwriter, Kingsley Chinweike Okonkwo, has joined the fray. Okonkwo, who is better known as Kcee, in a lengthy

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          EM ASIA FX-Chinese yuan on track for best quarter since 2008; won touches 11-week low   

(Adds text, updates prices) By Christina Martin June 30 (Reuters) - China's yuan extended gainsfor a fourth straight session on Friday and was headed for itsbest quarter since June 2008, helped by a weaker dollar andbetter-than-expected manufacturing data. The People's Bank of China set the yuan midpointat 6.7744 per dollar prior to market opening, its strongestlevel since November 7, 2016. The strength in the official guidance reflected weakness inthe dollar, which sank to a near nine-month low against a basketof currencies in the overseas market. The dollar was bogged down by growing expectations of morehawkish monetary policies in Europe and Canada and doubts aboutanother U.S. interest rate increase this year. The yuan was up about 1 percent for the week, set for itsbest week since July 2005, and gained 1.7 percent against thedollar for the quarter. China's manufacturing sector expanded at its quickest pacein three months in June, buoyed by strong production and neworders, reassuring news for authorities trying to strike abalance between de-leveraging and keeping the economy on an evenkeel. The official manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI)was at 51.7 in June, the eleventh straight month of expansion,and up from 51.2 in May, a monthly survey by the National Bureauof Statistics showed on Friday. Separately, official data showed that China recorded asurplus in its capital and financial account in the firstquarter, indicating net capital inflows as policymakerstightened supervision of outflows. In other Asian currencies, the Malaysian ringgitgained 0.1 percent and the Philippine peso snappedthree straight days of losses. "The Asian net portfolio flow environment remains generallysupportive except for the Indian rupee, where inflow momentumcontinues to moderate," OCBC said in a note. The Indian rupee was set for its fourth straightday of declines, losing as much as 0.2 percent to hit a two-weeklow. KOREAN WON South Korea's won traded down as much as 0.5percent on Friday, its lowest level in over 11 weeks, asinvestors backed away from emerging markets in the wake of abroad decline in global stock markets. South Korean bond sales by Franklin Templeton raisedconcerns over potential capital outflows, putting furtherpressure on the won. U.S. President Donald Trump will press South KoreanPresident Moon Jae-in to solve trade differences over cars andsteel in meetings in Washington focusing on the nuclear threatfrom North Korea. South Korean shares edged down after a big rebound theprevious day, with the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) down 0.5 percent at 2,384.57 points. The won has fallen about 2.1 percent this quarter. SINGAPORE DOLLAR The Singapore dollar rose for a fourth consecutiveday on Friday, up as much as 0.2 percent, touching it highest inmore two weeks. Singapore's total bank lending in May rose 0.32 percent fromApril as lending to general commerce increased, central bankdata showed on Friday. Bank lending in May rose 6.8 percent from a year earlier. The Singapore dollar gained 1.4 percent in the quarter andis headed for its second straight quarter of gains. The following table shows rates for Asian currencies againstthe dollar at 0537 GMT. CURRENCIES VS U.S. DOLLAR Currency Latest bid Previous day Pct Move Japan yen 111.930 112.16 +0.21 Sing dlr 1.377 1.3791 +0.15 Taiwan dlr 30.389 30.370 -0.06 Korean won 1142.700 1141.1 -0.14 Baht 33.978 33.94 -0.11 Peso 50.370 50.53 +0.32 Rupiah* 13325.000 13325 +0.00 Rupee 64.680 64.63 -0.08 Ringgit 4.292 4.292 +0.01 Yuan 6.768 6.7851 +0.26 Change so far in 2017 Currency Latest bid End 2016 Pct Move Japan yen 111.930 117.07 +4.59 Sing dlr 1.377 1.4490 +5.23 Taiwan dlr 30.389 32.279 +6.22 Korean won 1142.700 1207.70 +5.69 Baht 33.978 35.80 +5.36 Peso 50.370 49.72 -1.29 Rupiah* 13325.000 13470 +1.09 Rupee 64.680 67.92 +5.01 Ringgit 4.292 4.4845 +4.50 Yuan 6.768 6.9467 +2.65 * Financial markets in Indonesia are closed for a holiday. (Reporting by Christina Martin in Bengaluru; Editing by SunilNair)


          Russian paper publishes alleged documents that Ukrainian air force was active during MH17 attack   
The Sovershenno Secretno newspaper (Top Secret) continues its investigation into the crash of the Malaysian Boeing over the Donbass. The newspaper has published another portion of documents that establish Kiev's guilt in the tragedy. Newspaper journalists have obtained a map, namely a secret flight plan, that was made and personally signed the day before the flight, on July 16, 2014, by the pilot of the 299th tactical aviation brigade, Captain Vladislav Voloshin. The plan was also approved by commander of the A4104 military unit, Colonel Gennady Dubovik. Ukraine persistently claims that there was no military aircraft flying in the area the day when the tragedy occurred. Yet, the newly published documents prove that Ukrainian officials lie. Pravda.Ru held a brief interview with Sergei Sokolov, editor-in-chief of the Sovershenno Secretno newspaper.
          Production outages in Asia lend slight support to prices   

By Mark Tay and Oleg Vukmanovic

SINGAPORE/LONDON (Reuters) - Asian spot LNG prices edged up this week as production outages in Australia, Thailand and Russia provided the spot market with some support after multiple weeks of muted activity in the region.

Spot prices for August delivery edged higher to$5.50 per million British thermal units (mmBtu) 10 cents higher than last week, said five trading sources on Friday.

Production at the Malaysia-Thailand Joint Development Area (JDA) A-18 block in the Gulf of Thailand, and Australia's Karratha Gas Plant that hosts the North West Shelf (NWS) project was hit by outages on June 24. Meanwhile, Russia's sole LNG plant at the Sakhalin-2 project was stopped for a planned maintenance from mid-June until mid-July.

The series of outages in the region would have typically caused spot prices to spike, traders said, adding that the limited price rise underscored how thin North Asian demand was.

Deal and market activity has been muted despite North Asia heading into the peak summer demand season as inventories in Japan and South Korea remain full.

"All (the North Asian) buyers have stocks, and don't see any urgency to buy," a trader said. "India also will slow down now as a good monsoon means electricity consumption goes down."

The supply disruptions failed to fully reverse weak Asian spot prices, tightening spreads with key European benchmarks to about 50 cents, and helping sustain a three-month trend of rising deliveries to the continent.

The trend took on a global dimension with spot LNG prices in Japan, Mexico, Spain, Britain, Argentina and the United States trading within the closest range seen since 2009/2010, Thomson Reuters LNG analyst Mathilde Jacobsen said.

Tightening global spreads, such as between Asian and European markets, reflect weak Far East demand and healthy supplies, although there is still no underlying convergence between U.S. Henry Hub gas prices and spot LNG prices on international markets.

With more LNG arriving on Europe’s shores, receiving terminals discharged more gas into local grids, terminal send-out data showed.

Outages at North West Shelf, affecting three of five producing trains, had limited impact on spot prices because the plant mostly supplies Japanese customers who have healthy stored inventories, thus curbing spillover into spot markets.

Production at Train 2 is scheduled to restart between July 1-3, while Train 3 is expected to start up over July 10-15, according to trading sources.

Operations at the JDA A-18 natural gas field in the Gulf of Thailand have yet to resume, Thai energy company PTT said on Friday. The firm declined to specify when operations would restart, but added that it was not seeking LNG imports due to sufficient reserves.

(Editing by Vyas Mohan)


          Angkut Puluhan WNI, Kapal Berbendera Malaysia Tujuan Tarakan Terbakar   
Sebuah kapal angkutan penumpang berbendera Malaysia dilaporkan mengalami kebakaran dekat Tanjung Ahus Pulau Nunukan.
          Company Rothschild Inherited When MH-370 Disappeared Sells For $12 BILLION   
Rothschild inherited some very important patents when flight MH-370 disappeared – Company Rothschild Inherited When MH-370 Disappeared Sells For $12 BILLION: Firm sold for 12 billion dollars after inheriting shares When Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 went missing, a US tech firm had 20 senior staff on the flight, many of whom were shareholders in the ... Read more
          D.I.Y - Gear Shift Loose   
This is considered a common problem for Nabira/Zafira , when suddenly you feel a sense of loose when shifting gear. Later, the problem exergerated to a level where engaging gear is no more posibble.
If this happen, you can still rectify the problem temporarily until proper repair been done to the gear cable. There are options for this, you can opt for a cheaper solution or hopelessly ask mechanics to fix it, which a much more expensive.
It happens to me already, and fortunately I get a cheaper option. Instead of changing the defective gear cable with a new unit, I replaced only the plastic bush with a teflon bush.
1. After removing the battery unit and battery tray, you can see the gear shift lever attached with gear cable socket.
In this condition, the black plastic bush has already gone.


2. The gear cable socket detached from gear lever knob, which makes shifting gear is not possible.

3. Close look of gear cable socket without the black plastic bush.


4. Instead of replacing the whole gear cable with a new unit, you can just replace the bush with a teflon bush which is much more durable to excessive heat of Malaysian weather.


5. Just fix the bush back onto the gear lever knob and then re-installed the gear cable socket onto the teflon bush. With this option, you can saved a considerable amount of money as compared to replacing with a new unit of gear cable.


6. This is the gear bush drawing prepared after reverse engineering process...(the drawing is not from GM, instead this is owned prepared, will not be responsibled if there is a tolerancing issue which might cause a miss fit after machining).


          Mychevyclub Haadyai Trip 2008 (19th ~ 23rd March 2008)   
mychevyclub members at border...

Haadyai Chevrolet Service Center, we spend our time here for spare parts purchase and servicing..


Club member's ride in service, as we arranging spare parts for members collection.



Chatting about our journey and resting...here are the parts...



On our way back to Malaysian border (Padang Besar)

At Padang Besar check point...

          KEANEKARAGAMAN HAYATI   
Disusun Oleh:Eko Prasetiyo (XI IPS 4 – 10 -2012)


KEANEKARAGAMAN HAYATI

KONSEP KEANEKARAGAMAN HAYATI
Apabila Anda mendengar kata “Keanekaragaman”, dalam pikiran anda mungkin akan terbayang kumpulan benda yang bermacam-macam, baik ukuran, warna, bentuk, tekstur dan sebagainya. Bayangan tersebut memang tidak salah. Kata keanekaragaman memang untuk menggambarkan keadaan bermacam-macam suatu benda, yang dapat terjadi akibat adanya perbedaan dalam hal ukuran, bentuk, tekstur ataupun jumlah.
Sedangkan kata “Hayati” menunjukkan sesuatu yang hidup. Jadi keanekaragaman hayati menggambarkan bermacam-macam makhluk hidup (organisme) penghuni biosfer.
Keanekaragaman hayati disebut juga “Biodiversitas”. Keanekaragaman atau keberagaman dari makhluk hidup dapat terjadi karena akibat adanya perbedaan warna, ukuran, bentuk, jumlah, tekstur, penampilan dan sifat-sifat lainnya.
Sedangkan keanekaragaman dari makhluk hidup dapat terlihat dengan adanya persamaan ciri antara makhluk hidup. Untuk memahami konsep keseragaman dan keberagaman makhluk hidup pergilah Anda ke halaman sekolah. Amati lingkungan sekitarnya! Anda akan menjumpai bermacam-macam tumbuhan dan hewan. Jika Anda perhatikan tumbuhan-tumbuhan itu, maka Anda akan menemukan tumbuhan-tumbuhan yang berbatang tinggi, misalnya: palem, mangga, beringin, kelapa. Dan yang berbatang rendah, misalnya: cabe, tomat, melati, mawar dan lain-lainnya. Ada tumbuhan yang berbatang keras, dan berbatang lunak. Ada yang berdaun lebar, tetapi ada pula yang berdaun kecil, serta bunga yang berwarna-warni. Begitu pula Anda akan menemukan tumbuhan-tumbuhan yang memiliki kesamaan ciri seperti: tulang daun menyirip atau sejajar, sistem perakaran tunggang atau serabut, berbiji tertutup atau terbuka, mahkota bunga berkelipatan 3 atau 5 dan lain-lain. Begitu pula pada hewan-hewan yang Anda temukan, terdapat hewan-hewan yang bertubuh besar seperti kucing, sapi, kerbau, dan yang bertubuh kecil seperti semut
serta kupu-kupu. Ada hewan berkaki empat, seperti kucing. Berkaki dua seperti ayam. Berkaki banyak seperti lipan dan luwing. Juga akan tampak burung yang memiliki bulu dan bersayap.

Di samping itu, Anda juga akan menemukan hewan yang hidupnya di air seperti: ikan mas, lele, ikan gurame. Dan hewan-hewan yang hidup di darat seperti kucing, burung dan lain-lain. Ada hewan yang tubuhnya ditutupi bulu seperti burung, ayam. Ada yang bersisik seperti ikan gurame, ikan mas, dan ada pula yang berambut seperti kucing, kelinci dan lain-lain.
Dari hasil pengamatan atau observasi di halaman sekolah, Anda telah menemukan adanya keseragaman dan keberagaman pada makhluk hidup.
Untuk lebih memahami uraian diatas, cobalah Anda kerjakan kegiatan praktikum berikut:
1. KEANEKARAGAMAN HAYATI TINGKAT GEN
Keanekaragaman hayati tidak saja terjadi antar jenis, tetapi dalam satu jenis pun terdapat keanekaragaman. Adanya perbedaan warna, bentuk, dan ukuran dalam satu jenis disebut variasi.
Untuk mendapatkan gambaran yang lebih jelas tentang tingkatan keanekaragaman hayati, simak uraiannya berikut ini:
1. Keanekaragaman Hayati Tingkat Gen
Apa yang dimaksud dengan keanekaragaman hayati tingkat gen? Untuk menemukan jawaban ini, cobalah amati tanaman bunga mawar. Tanaman ini memiliki bunga yang berwarna-warni, dapat berwarna merah, putih atau kuning. Atau pada tanaman mangga, keanekaragaman dapat Anda temukan antara lain pada bentuk buahnya, rasa, dan warnanya.
Demikian juga pada hewan. Anda dapat membandingkan ayam kampung, ayam hutan, ayam ras, dan ayam lainnya. Anda akan melihat keanekaragaman sifat antara lain pada bentuk dan ukuran tubuh, warna bulu dan bentuk pial (jengger).

Gambar 1. Keanekaragaman gen pada ayam
Keanekaragaman warna bunga pada tanaman mawar. Bentuk, rasa, warna pada buah mangga, serta keanekaragaman sifat, warna bulu dan bentuk pial pada ayam, ini semua disebabkan oleh pengaruh perangkat pembawa sifat yang disebut dengan gen. Semua makhluk hidup dalam satu spesies/jenis memiliki perangkat dasar penyusun gen yang sama. Gen merupakan bagian kromosom yang mengendalikan ciri atau sifat suatu organisme yang bersifat diturunkan dari induk/orang tua kepada keturunannya.
Gen pada setiap individu, walaupun perangkat dasar penyusunnya sama, tetapi susunannya berbeda-beda bergantung pada masing-masing induknya. Susunan perangkat gen inilah yang menentukan ciri atau sifat suatu individu dalam satu spesies.
Apa yang menyebabkan terjadinya keanekaragaman gen? Perkawinan antara dua individu makhluk hidup sejenis merupakan salah satu penyebabnya. Keturunan dari hasil perkawinan memiliki susunan perangkat gen yang berasal dari kedua induk/orang tuanya. Kombinasi susunan perangkat gen dari dua induk tersebut akan menyebabkan keanekaragaman individu dalam satu spesies berupa varietas-varietas (varitas) yang terjadi secara alami atau secara buatan.
Keanekaragaman yang terjadi secara alami adalah akibat adaptasi atau penyesuaian diri setiap individu dengan lingkungan, seperti pada rambutan. Faktor lingkungan juga turut mempengaruhi sifat yang tampak (fenotip) suatu individu di samping ditentukan oleh faktor genetiknya (genotip). Sedangkan keanekaragaman buatan dapat terjadi antara lain melalui perkawinan silang (hibridisasi), seperti pada berbagai jenis mangga.
Perbedaan sifat pada jenis mangga dapat Anda amati pada tabel berikut:
No. Mangga Bentuk Buah Rasa arima
1.
2.
3. golek
kuini
gedong lonjong panjang
bulat telur, besar
bulat, kecil manis
manis
lebih manis tidak wangi
wangi
tidak wangi
Pada manusia juga terdapat keanekaragaman gen yang menunjukkan sifat-sifat berbeda, antara lain ukuran tubuh (besar, kecil, sedang); warna kulit (hitam, putih, sawo matang, kuning); warna mata (biru, hitam, coklat), serta bentuk rambut (ikal, lurus, keriting). Cobalah perhatikan diri Anda sendiri! Ciri atau sifat apa yang Anda miliki? Sesuaikan dengan uraian di atas?
2. Keanekaragaman Hayati Tingkat Jenis
Dapatkah Anda membedakan antara tumbuhan kelapa aren, nipah dan pinang? Atau membedakan jenis kacang-kacangan, seperti kacang tanah, kacang buncis, kacang kapri, dan kacang hijau? Atau Anda dapat membedakan kelompok hewan antara kucing,harimau, singa dan citah? Jika hal ini dapat Anda bedakan dengan benar, maka paling tidak sedikitnya anda telah mengetahui tentang keanekaragaman jenis.
Untuk mengetahui keanekaragaman hayati tingkat jenis pada tumbuhan atau hewan, anda dapat mengamati, antara lain ciri-ciri fisiknya. Misalnya bentuk dan ukuran tubuh,warna, kebiasaan hidup dan lain-lain.
Contoh, dalam keluarga kacang-kacangan, antara lain; kacang tanah, kacang kapri, kacang hijau dan kacang buncis. Di antara jenis kacang-kacangan tersebut Anda dapat dengan mudah membedakannya, karena antara mereka ditemukan ciri-ciri yang berbeda antara ciri satu dengan yang lainnya. Misalnya ukuran tubuh atau batang (ada yang tinggi dan pendek); kebiasaan hidup (tumbuh tegak, ada yang merambat), bentuk buah dan biji, warna biji, jumlah biji, serta rasanya yang berbeda.

Gambar 2. Keanekaragaman jenis pada kacang-kacangan
Contoh lain, keanekaragaman pada keluarga kucing. Di kebun binatang, Anda dapat mengamati hewan harimau, singa, citah dan kucing.

Gambar 2. Keanek ragaman jenis pada hewan (a) harimau, (b) singan, (c) kucing dan (d) citah.
Walaupun hewan-hewan tersebut termasuk dalam satu familia/suku Felidae, tetapi diantara mereka terdapat perbedaan-perbedaan sifat yang mencolok. Misalnya, perbedaan warna bulu, tipe lorengnya, ukuran tubuh, tingkah laku, serta lingkungan hidupnya.
Cobalah Anda perhatikan perbedaan sifat dari hewan berikut ini :
No. Ciri-ciri Kucing Harimau Singa Citah
1.

2.

3. Ukuran tubuh
Warna bulu

Tempat hidup Kecil

Hitam, putih, kuning
Hutan, rumah Besar

Hitam, putih, kuning
Hutan Besar

Hitam, putih, kuning
Hutan Sedang

Hitam/ putih
Pohon
Demikian pula pada kelompok tumbuhan yang tumbuh di dataran tinggi dan dataran rendah akan memperlihatkan perbedaan-perbedaan sifat pada tinggi batang, daun dan bunga. Contohnya kelapa, aren, pinang, dan lontar, seperti tampak pada tabel pengamatan berikut ini.
No Ciri-ciri Kelapa Aren Pinang Lontar
1. Tinggi Batang >30m 25m 25 15-30m
2. Daun -Panjang tangkai daun 75-150cm
-Helaian daun 5m, ujungruncing dan keras -Panjang tangkai daun 150cm Tangkai daun pendek -Panjang tangkai daun 100cm
-Helaian daun bulat, tepi daun bercangap menjari
3. Bunga Tongkol Tongkol Tongkol Bulir

Gambar 2. Keanekaragaman pada suku Palmae
Dari contoh-contoh di atas, Anda dapat mengetahui ada perbedaan atau variasi sifat pada kucing, harimau, singa dan citah yang termasuk dalam familia/suku Felidae. Variasi pada suku Felidae ini menunjukkan keanekaragaman pada tingkat jenis.
Hal yang sama terdapat juga pada tanaman kelapa, aren, pinang, dan lontar yang termasuk suku Palmae atau Arecaceae.
3. Keanekaragaman Hayati Tingkat Ekosistem
Di lingkungan manapun Anda di muka bumi ini, maka Anda akan menemukan makhluk hidup lain selain Anda. Semua makhluk hidup berinteraksi atau berhubungan erat dengan lingkungan tempat hidupnya.
Lingkungan hidup meliputi komponen biotik dan komponen abiotik. Komponen biotik meliputi berbagai jenis makhluk hidup mulai yang bersel satu (uni seluler) sampai makhluk hidup bersel banyak (multi seluler) yang dapat dilihat langsung oleh kita. Komponen abiotik meliputi iklim, cahaya, batuan, air, tanah, dan kelembaban. Ini semua disebut faktor fisik. Selain faktor fisik, ada faktor kimia, seperti salinitas (kadar garam), tingkat keasaman, dan kandungan mineral.
Baik komponen biotik maupun komponen abiotik sangat beragam atau bervariasi. Oleh karena itu, ekosistem yang merupakan interaksi antara komponen biotik dengan komponen abiotik pun bervariasi pula.
Di dalam ekosistem, seluruh makhluk hidup yang terdapat di dalamnya selalu melakukan hubungan timbal balik, baik antar makhluk hidup maupun makhluk hidup dengan lingkungnnya atau komponen abiotiknya. Hubungan timbal balik ini menimbulkan keserasian hidup di dalam suatu ekosistem. Apa yang menyebabkan terjadinya keanekaragaman tingkat ekosistem? Perbedaan letak geografis antara lain merupakan faktor yang menimbulkan berbagai bentuk ekosistem.

Gambar 2. Keanekaragaman ekosistem (a) padang rumput (b) padang tundra (c) gurun pasir
Perbedaan letak geografis menyebabkan perbedaan iklim. Perbedaan iklim menyebabkan terjadinya perbedaan temperature, curah hujan, intensitas cahaya matahari, dan lamanya penyinaran. Keadaan ini akan berpengaruh terhadap jenis-jenis flora (tumbuhan) dan fauna (hewan) yang menempati suatu daerah.
Di daerah dingin terdapat bioma Tundra. Di tempat ini tidak ada pohon, yang tumbuh hanya jenis lumut. Hewan yang dapat hidup, antara lain rusa kutub dan beruang kutub. Di daerah beriklim sedang terdpat bioma Taiga. Jenis tumbuhan yang paling sesuai untuk daerah ini adalah tumbuhan conifer, dan fauna/hewannya antara lain anjing hutan, dan rusa kutub.
Pada iklim tropis terdapat hutan hujan tropis. Hutan hujan tropis memiliki flora (tumbuhan) dan fauna (hewan) yang sangat kaya dan beraneka ragam. Keanekaragaman jenis-jenis flora dan fauna yang menempati suatu daerah akan membentuk ekosistem yang berbeda. Maka terbentuklah keanekaragaman tingkat ekosistem.
Totalitas variasi gen, jenis dan ekosistem menunjukkan terdapat pelbagai variasi bentuk, penampakan, frekwensi, ukuran dan sifat lainnya pada tingkat yang berbeda-beda merupakan keanekaragaman hayati.
Keanekaragaman hayati berkembang dari keanekaragaman tingkat gen, keanekaragaman tingkat jenis dan keanekaragaman tingkat ekosistem. Keanekaragaman hayati perlu dilestarikan karena didalamnya terdapat sejumlah spesies asli sebagai bahan mentah perakitan varietas-varietas unggul. Kelestarian keanekaragaman hayati pada suatu ekosistem akan terganggu bila ada komponen-komponennya yang mengalami gangguan.
Gangguan-gangguan terhadap komponen-komponen ekosistem tersebut dapat menimbulkan perubahan pada tatanan ekosistemnya. Besar atau kecilnya gangguan terhadap ekosistem dapat merubah wujud ekosistem secara perlahan-lahan atau secara cepat pula. Contoh-contoh gangguan ekosistem , antara lain penebangan pohon di hutan-hutan secara liar dan perburuan hewan secara liar dapat mengganggu keseimbangan ekosistem. Gangguan tersebut secara perlahan-lahan dapat merubah ekosistem sekaligus mempengaruhi keanekaragaman tingkat ekosistem. Bencana tanah longsor atau letusan gunung berapi, bahkan dapat memusnahkan ekosistem. Tentu juga akan memusnahkan keanekaragaman tingkat ekosistem. Demikian halnya dengan bencana tsunami.
KEANEKARAGAMAN HAYATI INDONESIA
Tahukah Anda, bahwa Indonesia merupakan salah satu dari tiga Negara yang memiliki keanekaragaman hayati yang tinggi? Dua negara lainnya adalah Brazil dan Zaire. Tetapi dibandingkan dengan Brazil dan Zaire, Indonesia memiliki keunikan tersendiri. Keunikannya adalah disamping memiliki keanekragaman hayati yang tinggi, Indonesia mempunyai areal tipe Indomalaya yang luas, juga tipe Oriental, Australia, dan peralihannya. Selain itu di Indonesia terdapat banyak hewan dan tumbuhan langka, serta hewan dan tumbuhan endemik (penyebaran terbatas).
Untuk lebih memahami materi tersebut, silakan Anda simak uraian mengenai keaneragaman hayati yang terdapat di Indonesia berikut ini!
Indonesia terletak di daerah tropik sehingga memiliki keanekaragaman hayati yang tinggi dibandingkan dengan daerah subtropik (iklim sedang) dan kutub (iklim kutub). Tingginya keanekaragaman hayati di Indonesia ini terlihat dari berbagai macam ekosistem yang ada di Indonesia, seperti: ekosistem pantai, ekosistem hutan bakau, ekosistem padang rumput, ekosistem hutan hujan tropis, ekosistem air tawar, ekosistem air laut, ekosistem savanna, dan lain-lain. Masing-masing ekosistem ini memiliki keaneragaman hayati tersendiri.
Tumbuhan (flora) di Indonesia merupakan bagian dari geografi tumbuhan Indo-Malaya. Flora Indo-Malaya meliputi tumbuhan yang hidup di India, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, dan Filipina. Flora yang tumbuh di Malaysia, Indonesia, dan Filipina sering disebut sebagai kelompok flora Malesiana.
Hutan di daerah flora Malesiana memiliki kurang lebih 248.000 species tumbuhan tinggi, didominasi oleh pohon dari familia Dipterocarpaceae, yaitu pohon-pohon yang menghasilkan biji bersayap. Dipterocarpaceae merupakan tumbuhan tertinggi dan membentuk kanopi hutan. Tumbuhan yang termasuk famili Dipterocarpaceae misalnya Keruing ( Dipterocarpus sp), Meranti (Shorea sp), Kayu garu (Gonystylus bancanus), dan Kayu kapur (Drybalanops aromatica).
Hutan di Indonesia merupakan bioma hutan hujan tropis atau hutan basah, dicirikan dengan kanopi yang rapat dan banyak tumbuhan liana (tumbuhan yang memanjat), seperti rotan. Tumbuhan khas Indonesia seperti durian (Durio zibetinus), Mangga (Mangifera indica), dan Sukun (Artocarpus sp) di Indonesia tersebar di Sumatra, Kalimantan, Jawa dan Sulawesi.
Sebagai negara yang memiliki flora Malesiana apakah di Malaysia dan Filipina juga memiliki jenis tumbuhan seperti yang dimiliki oleh Indonesia? Ya, di Malaysia dan Filipina juga terdapat tumbuhan durian, mangga, dan sukun. Di Sumatera, Kalimantan, dan Jawa terdapat tumbuhan endemik Rafflesia. Tumbuhan ini tumbuh di akar atau batang tumbuhan pemanjat sejenis anggur liar, yaitu Tetrastigma.

Bagaimana dengan wilayah Indonesia bagian timur? Apakah jenis tumbuhannya sama? Indonesia bagian timur, tipe hutannya agak berbeda. Mulai dari Sulawesi sampai Irian Jaya (Papua) terdapat hutan non?Dipterocarpaceae. Hutan ini memiliki pohon-pohon sedang, diantaranya beringin (Ficus sp), dan matoa (Pometia pinnata). Pohon matoa merupakan tumbuhan endemik di Irian.
Selanjutnya, mari kita lihat hewan (fauna) di Indonesia. Hewan-hewan di Indonesia memiliki tipe Oriental (Kawasan Barat Indonesia) dan Australia (Kawasan Timur Indonesia) serta peralihan. Hewan-hewan di bagian Barat Indonesia (Oriental) yang meliputi Sumatera, Jawa, dan Kalimantan, memiliki ciri-ciri sebagai berikut:
1. Banyak species mamalia yang berukuran besar, misalnya gajah, banteng, harimau, badak. Mamalia berkantung jumlahnya sedikit, bahkan hampir tidak ada.
2. Terdapat berbagai macam kera, misalnya: bekantan, tarsius, orang utan.
3. Terdapat hewan endemik, seperti: badak bercula satu, binturong (Aretictis binturang), monyet (Presbytis thomari), tarsius (Tarsius bancanus), kukang (Nyeticebus coucang).
4. Burung-burung memiliki warna bulu yang kurang menarik, tetapi dapat berkicau. Burung-burung yang endemik, misalnya: jalak bali (Leucopsar nothschili), elang jawa, murai mengkilat (Myophoneus melurunus), elang putih (Mycrohyerax latifrons).
Sekarang mari kita lanjutkan dengan hewan-hewan yang terdapat di Kawasan Indonesia Timur. Jenis-jenis hewan di Indonesia bagian timur, yaitu Irian, Maluku, Sulawesi, Nusa Tenggara, relatif sama dengan Australia. Ciri-ciri hewannya adalah:
1. Mamalia berukuran kecil
2. Banyak hewan berkantung
3. Tidak terdapat species kera
4. Jenis-jenis burung memiliki warna yang beragam
Irian Jaya (Papua) memiliki hewan mamalia berkantung, misalnya: kanguru (Dendrolagus ursinus), kuskus (Spiloeus maculatus). Papua juga memiliki kolek si burung terbanyak, dan yang paling terkenal adalah burung Cenderawasih (Paradiseae sp). Di Nusa Tenggara, terutama di pulau Komodo, terdapat reptilian terbesar yaitu komodo (Varanus komodoensis).
Sedangkan daerah peralihan meliputi daerah di sekitar garis Wallace yang terbentang dari Sulawesi sampai kepulauan Maluku, jenis hewannya antara lain tarsius (Tarsius bancanus), maleo (Macrocephalon maleo), anoa, dan babi rusa (Babyrousa babyrussa).
TUGAS
Nah, untuk mengetahui kemampuan Anda mempelajari materi tersebut, silahkan kerjakan tugas praktikum berikut ini:
I. Mengamati Keanekaragaman Tingkat Gen
Tujuan : Mengetahui adanya variasi morfologi pada buah mangga.
Alat dan bahan : Berbagai macam buah mangga yang terdapat di sekitarmu.
Cara kerja :

1. Amatilah ciri-ciri masing-masing buah mangga. Ciri-ciri yang harus diamati, misalnya warna kulit, bentuk buah, ukuran buah, warna daging buah dan ukuran biji.
2. Tuliskan hasil pengamatan Anda ke dalam tabel berikut !
TABEL HASIL PENGAMATAN
No. Ciri-ciri Mangga
Harum manis Simanalagi Indramayu



Cocokkan jawaban Anda dengan meng-klik kunci jawaban!
Pertanyaan :
1. Apa penyebab timbulnya keanekaragaman pada mangga?
2. Jelaskan pengertian dari gen!
3. Apa kesimpulan hasil kegiatan tersebut?

II. Mengamati Keanekaragaman Tingkat Jenis (spesies)
Alat dan Bahan:
1. Penggaris
2. Timbangan
3. Lima (5) jenis biji kacang hijau, kacang kedelai, kacang tanah, kacang kapri, dan kacang panjang.
4. Buku catatan praktikum
Langkah Kerja:
1. Buatlah tabel pada buku catatan praktikum, seperti contoh di bawah.
2. Amati secara seksama bentuk biji kacang satu persatu.
3. Amati warna setiap biji kacang.
4. Ukurlah dengan penggaris panjang setiap biji kacang, satu persatu.
5. Timbanglah berat setiap biji kacang, dengan menggunakan alat timbangan
6. Isikan data hasil pengamatan ke dalam tabel.

No. Jenis Biji Bentuk Warna Panjang Berat
1.
2.
3.
4.
5. Kacang Hijau
Kacang Tanah
Kacang Kedelai
Kacang Panjang
Kacang Kapri .......
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Pertanyaan:
1. Berdasarkan hasil pengamatan, adakah keanekaragaman sifat pada biji-biji kacang tersebut?
2. Menurut Anda, apakah yang menyebabkan adanya keanekaragaman jenis?
3. Apa yang dimaksud dengan keanekaragaman tingkat jenis?
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III. Mengamati Keanekaragaman Tingkat Ekosistem
Alat dan Bahan:
1. 3 macam gambar ekosistem
2. Buku catatan praktikum

Langkah Kerja:
1. Pelajari gambar-gambar ekosistem dengan seksama
2. Jawablah pertanyaan-pertanyaan di buku catatan praktikum Anda

Gambar 1 Gambar 2 Gambar 3
Pertanyaan:
1. Apa nama ekosistem pada gambar 1, gambar 2, dan gambar 3?
2. Tuliskan macam flora atau tumbuhan yang terdapat pada ekosistem gambar 1, 2, 3?
3. Tuliskan macam fauna atau hewan yang terdapat pada ekosistem gambar 1, 2, 3?
4. Dari ketiga macam ekosistem, manakah yang memiliki jumlah dan keanekaragaman makhluk hidup yang paling banyak?
5. Apakah yang dimaksud dengan keanekaragaman ekosistem?


Pilihlah satu jawaban yang Anda anggap paling tepat dengan memberi tanda silang (X) pada huruf di depan jawaban tersebut.
1. Perbedaan yang ditemukan di antara sesama ayam dalam satu kandang
disebut ……..
A. evolusi
B. adaptasi
C. variasi
D. keberagaman
E. adaptasi dan variasi



2.

Di antara individu sejenis tidak pernah ditemukan yang sama persis untuk semua sifat. Hal ini terjadi karena adanya perbedaan…………
A. lingkungan
B. induknya
C. jenisnya
D. lingkungan dan gen
E. gen dan plasma nutfah

3. Keanekaragaman ekosistem ditunjukkan oleh adanya perbedaan komponen berikut ini, kecuali …………..
A. sumber energi primer
B. jenis produsennya
C. produktifitasnya
D. jenis konsumennya
E. komponen biotiknya

4. Dua makhluk hidup menempati daerah yang sama dapat disebut spesies
apabila …….
A. habitat dan warna rambutnya sama
B. warna dan bentuk rambutnya sama
C. jenis makanan dan cara makannya sama
D. cara reproduksi dan jumlah anaknya sama
E. dalam perkawinan menghasilkan turunan fertil

5. Anjing pudel dapat dikawinkan dengan anjing boner. Anjing-anjing tersebut dapat melahirkan anak-anak yang fertil karena anjing-anjing tersebut ……
A. satu genus
B. satu familia
C. satu species
D. satu ordo
E. satu kingdom

6. Hutan bakau di Kalimantan, hutan hujan tropis di Jawa Barat, dan savanna di Papua, merupakan contoh keanekaragaman hayati tingkat …….
A. genetik
B. species
C. ekosistem
D. populasi
E. individu






7.




Keanekaragaman warna bulu, misalnya pada burung parkit, merupakan hasil segregasi gen secara bebas. Contoh keanekaragaman bulu pada burung parkit tersebut merupakan adanya keanekaragaman tingkat ……
A. gen
B. genus
C. ekosistem
D. species
E. individu





8.



Makhluk hidup penghuni bumi ini begitu beraneka ragam. Sumber keane-karagaman makhluk hidup tersebut adalah …………..
A. sperma
B. ovum
C. gen
D. kromosom
E. zigot

9. Berikut ini yang bukan faktor-faktor penyebab terjadinya keaneragaman hayati adalah …………
A. variasi genetik
B. keaneragaman jenis
C. keanekaragaman genetik
D. keanekaragaman daur energi
E. keanekaragaman ekosistem

10. Variasi gen dalam tingkat jenis dapat menyebabkan terbentuknya ………
A. individu
B. varietas
C. species
D. populasi
E. ekosistem
          I was white until I came to Canada: Paradkar   

They were innovators, scientists and mathematicians.

They held a monopoly over knowledge, land ownership, intellectual professions, social institutions and political authority.

They dominated society by setting the rules for the default standards of language, of behaviour, of customs and traditions.

Sound familiar?

They are my ancestors, from where I come as a middle-class, upper-caste Indian, the creators of a system so resilient it survived centuries after centuries of invasions and colonization by the Greeks, the Mughals, the Europeans, the British.

Born in post-colonial India, I grew up with strong female role models — Hindu goddesses, warrior queens, feisty politicians, professional aunts and a mother determined not to allow my sister and me to be treated differently from our brother.

Like many women seeking to shape a modern India that was equitable, I grew up challenging traditions about our place in society, questioning norms about viewing marriage as an achievement or the deep value placed on chastity.

When I supported our domestic worker against her drunken husband, when I lectured women from nearby villages about HIV/AIDS or exhorted them to have fewer children, I based my efforts on the premise that all people needed was a little leg up to get on a level-playing field.

You could say I was a well-meaning white feminist.

Invisible to me were the barriers and mental prisons formed by the matrices of caste, skin colour, and centuries of dependency piled on top of the misogyny the women experienced.

Sometimes you notice the rug only when it is pulled from under your feet.

I moved to beautiful Canada.

Moving here had the effect of literally flying to the top of the Earth and looking at the world from a new vantage point. It gave me perspective.

Canada felt like my calm partner, and India a tempestuous ex. Life there was vibrant, full-throated, no holds barred. You shouted, you cried, you laughed out loud. Here, for a new immigrant with a job, life appeared tranquil, pleasant and for the most part predictable.

Read more: Wonder Woman must save the world, but first she has to fight it: Paradkar

I had never not belonged where I lived, and here, too, I felt included in inclusive Canada. I didn’t see the difference between the mostly white Canadians around me and myself — I thought I was essentially like them, with darker skin and a few religious rituals.

The first strike against that notion, or at least one that registered, came at a car dealership where the salesman shut me down saying he did not negotiate with Indians when I asked if that was the best price he could offer. I didn’t recognize it then but it was when my racialization began.

Over the years, came other instances of individual racism. The shoe salesman who told my visiting father every single shoe he wanted was not in stock, the woman who invited me over but whose husband didn’t show up in his own house because he didn’t like immigrants, the people who didn’t take me seriously because I sound different.

I believe everybody, no matter of what background, has experienced being put down for something in that background, some with more far-reaching repercussions than others. My exposure to colourism/shadeism in India and the systemic racism I saw here quickly made it obvious that what I faced was nothing compared to what even darker-skinned people experienced or what Black people faced. This society is centred around whiteness — proximity to whiteness brings privilege, and anti-Black racism is not a historical shame. It is a vile and vicious present-day malaise.

Then came the discovery that blindsided me. The unpeeling of layers hidden underneath Canada’s calm revealed the anguish of the Indigenous peoples of this land. I knew an ancient civilization existed here, but I had thought Canada was a benign rearranging of the cultures; adventurers came, treaties were signed and hello, 150 years.

I had thought of Indigenous people as a scattered group of what are called “tribals” in India or the orang asli in Malaysia — people of a bygone era, living on their own remote lands, untouched by modernity.

What I have learned is they have more in common with us, the millions from colonized lands who have known and felt the tragedies that the colonizers wrought on our people, reading stories and hearing them from the mouths of our parents and grandparents.

This revelation of contemporary colonialism feels like the pages from my history books have come alive, challenging me to participate now, giving me a chance to take sides this time, connecting me to the people who were once mistaken for my forefathers. This brought about a seismic shift in my understanding of where I, now a “non-white,” was situated in the social and racial landscape; if I was once white, by attitude, I was once native, too, in fact.

The pain of Indigenous and Black people doesn’t exist for my learning or betterment; only mine does. I cannot burden others to educate me. So I try to listen with an open heart and do my job, to make uncomfortable those liberal-minded Canadians whom I know to otherwise nurture a deep sense of fairness and civic duty, but whose privilege shields them from facing this morally unsustainable treatment of people.

Read more: You don't have to hate police to agree with BLM: Paradkar

When I celebrate Canada 150 it will be not for what has been accomplished but for the promise of its potential to lead the world to equity.

Here I am then, once again, poking holes in deeply rooted ideas, questioning traditions about people’s place in society, this time in Canada.

I have found my feet.

I am home.

Shree Paradkar tackles issues of race and gender. You can follow her @shreeparadkar


          Koray Aldemir vinner Triton Cup för $1,292,653   

Idag avgjordes Super Highroller-serien Triton Cup i Manila, Filippinerna, och det blev Koray Aldemir från Tyskland som tog hem Main Event för nästan $1,3M.

Asiatiska Triton Cup har de senaste åren lockat de absolut största namnen för sina Highroller-event.

Till och med spelare som Tom Dwan och svenska Mikael Thuritz har avbrutit sina beryktade cashgame-sessioner i Macau för att komma dit och spela.

2017 års första stopp blev inget undantag.

Inköpet till Main Event låg på HK$1,000,000 ($128,861), och i lineupen fanns bland annat Phil Ivey, Daniel Colman, Dan Cates, Mustapha Kanit, Erik Seidel och formstarke Bryn Kenney.

Jungleman på finalbordet

29 spelare registrerade sig för Main Event. Tillsammans med 10 återinköp pressades prispotten upp till HK$37M ($4,77M).

Dan Cates
3:e plats för Jungleman

Turneringen spelades över tre dagar, och vid finalbordet fick vi se Dan Cates, Bryn Kenney, Koray Aldemir, Sergio Aido, Devan Tang samt fjolårets vinnare Wai Kin Yong.

Yong blev dock den första som fick lämna, följt av Tang och Kenney.

Med tre spelare kvar kom man överrens om en deal, och bara några händer senare fick Dan Cates röra sig mot railen efter att Sergio Aido slagit ut honom.

Aido inledde heads-up spelet med nästan dubbelt så mycket marker som Aldemir, men det var inte tillräckligt för spanjoren.

Aldemir vände på underläget, och efter att vunnit flera stora potter hade han grindat ner Aidos stack till bara 12 big blinds.

I den avgörande handen skickade Aldemir in allt med A 2. Aido synade med K 10.

Brädan landade: Q 9 8 3 5.

Koray Aldemir vann därmed titeln och $1,292,653 i prispengar. Sergio Aido återvänder dock hem med den största prischecken då han hade mest marker när dealen genomfördes.

Såhär slutade finalbordet:

Koray Aldemir (Tyskland) - $1,292,653* Sergio Aido (Spanien) - $1,337,186* Dan Cates (USA) - $1,000,490* Bryn Kenney (USA) - $506,090 Devan Tang (Kina) - $361,400 Wai Kin Yong (Malaysia) - $289,120

(*Markerar vinstsumma efter deal. Källa resultat; Pokernews liverapportering)

Colman vinner sidoevent, Macau på spelschemat

Daniel Colman
Colman fyller på bankrullen

Ett av seriens sidoevent – HK$250,000 6max vanns tillslut av Daniel Colman.

Finalbordet innehöll profiler som Erik Seidel, Rainer Kempe, Timofey ”Trueteller” Kuznetsov och Mustapha Kanit. Även Sergio Aido nådde dit.

I heads-up spelet besegrade Colman landsmannen Seidel för en prischeck på $473,408. Seidel fick $302,380 i tröstpris.

Nästa planerade stopp är Macau senare i år, och för att öka prispotten i Main Event kommer inköpet att dubblas enligt arrangörerna.



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          Mikael Thuritz 6:a i Triton Cups öppningsevent   

Förra veckan spelades Super Highroller-serien Triton Cup i Manila, Filippinerna, och det var många profiler som var på plats.

En av dem var den svenska stjärnan Mikael Thuritz, och i seriens öppningsevent tog han sig hela vägen till finalbordet. Väl där slutade han på en sjätteplats.

För att ta sig dit var han tvungen att besegra spelare som Tom Dwan, Fedor Holz och John Juanda.

Inköpet till turneringen låg på HK$200,000, vilket motsvarar drygt 230,000 kronor, och totalt registrerade sig 39 spelare.

Jungleman i topp för HK$2,8m

Det blev tillslut onlineprofilen Dan ”Jungleman” Cates som vann öppningseventet.

På finalbordet mötte han förutom Thuritz även den amerikanska stjärnan Erik Seidel och Paul Phua från Hong Kong.

Det var Cates som förde spelet, och när heads-up spelet började hade han ett stort chipövertag mot fransmannen Cyril Andre.

Han förvaltade det övertaget väl, och avslutade duellen på bara några minuter då han vann två stora potter mot Andre.

För sin insats belönades Cates med 2,8 miljoner Hongkong-dollar, vilket motsvarar drygt 3,2 miljoner kronor.

Nedan följer det kompletta utbetalningsschemat:

Daniel Cates (USA) – HK$2,785,900 Cyril Andre (Frankrike) - HK$1,807,000 Sergio Aido (Spanien) – HK$1,129,400 Erik Seidel (USA) – HK$790,600 Paul Phua (Hong Kong) – HK$564,700 Mikael Thuritz (Sverige) – HK$451,800

Kin Yong vinner Main Event för 16,1m Hongkong-dollar

Wai Kin Yong

Det blev tyvärr inga svenska framgångar i seriens Main Event. Istället blev det en amatör från Malaysia som vann.

Wai Kin Yong var tvungen att använda ett återinköp under Dag 1, och bland alla tungviktare i fältet lyckades han precis överleva dagen. Han klättrade sig sedan igenom fältet på ett imponerande sätt, och inför den avgörande Dag 3 var han i ledning.

I heads-up spelet besegrade han det amerikanska proffset Bryn Kenney, och insatsen gav över 16 miljoner Hongkong-dollar, i dagens växelkurs värt nästan 19 miljoner kronor.

Såhär slutade finalbordet: 
                                

Wai Kin Yong (Malaysia) – HK$16,135,550 Bryn Kenney (USA) – HK$10,870,700 Sergio Aido (Spanien) – HK$6,580,900 John Juanda (Indonesien) – HK$4,533,500 Winfred Yu (Hong Kong) – HK$3,119,800 Peter Chan (Hong Kong) – HK$2,339,900 Wai Leong Chan (Malaysia) – HK$1,901,200 David Peters (USA) – HK$1,657,400 Arnaud Romain (Frankrike) – HK$1,608,700

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          The 'blackface' ad that got Malaysia talking   
A Malaysian beauty company's blackface advert has generated controversy online.
           Ngày mai, VFF sẽ chính thức kiến nghị hành vi "chơi xấu "của Malaysia    
Liên đoàn bóng đá Việt Nam (VFF) sẽ cùng với các Liên đoàn Đông Nam Á khác chính thức kiến nghị hành vi “chơi xấu” của chủ nhà Malaysia tại cuộc họp Hội đồng Liên đoàn bóng đá Đông Nam Á vào ngày mai (1/7).
          Rasanya kalau dia diam lagi bagus.......   
Tun Mahathir tidak seharusnya lupa tindakan memenjarakan seterunya - Salleh
Jun 30, 2017 07:46 MYT
Tun Mahathir tidak seharusnya lupa tindakan memenjarakan seterunya - Salleh
Salleh berkata dakwaan bekas perdana menteri itu terhadap Najib langsung tidak masuk akal dan tidak berasas.
KUALA LUMPUR: Bekas Perdana Menteri Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad tidak seharusnya lupa bahawa beliau telah menahan dan memenjarakan mereka yang menentangnya sewaktu beliau menerajui negara ini, kata Menteri Komunikasi dan Multimedia Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak dalam catatan menerusi blog sskeruak.blogspot.com.

"Dari 1998 hingga 2001, Dr Mahathir menahan banyak pihak yang menentangnya dan beliau menggunakan penahanan tanpa undang-undang perbicaraan untuk menahan mereka yang beliau tidak dapat dakwa di mahkamah," katanya.

Beliau mengulas dakwaan Dr Mahathir bahawa Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak akan mengenakan tindakan keras terhadap pembangkang dan aktivis menjelang Pilihan Raya Umum ke-14 yang bakal diadakan bila-bila masa sahaja sebelum pertengahan tahun 2018.

Dr Mahathir dalam blog chedet.cc pada Khamis berkata terdapat beberapa tanda atau usaha untuk membina kes bagi menangkap dan menahan pemimpin pembangkang yang akan mengakibatkan pakatan pembangkang menjadi kucar-kacir.

Salleh berkata dakwaan bekas perdana menteri itu terhadap Najib langsung tidak masuk akal dan tidak berasas.

Hakikatnya, kata beliau, Human Rights Watch menyatakan pada 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, dan sebagainya bahawa Malaysia di bawah Dr Mahathir adalah negara polis dan Dr Mahathir sendiri merupakan diktator. - sumber


Beliau mengulas dakwaan Dr Mahathir bahawa Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak akan mengenakan tindakan keras terhadap pembangkang dan aktivis menjelang Pilihan Raya Umum ke-14 yang bakal diadakan bila-bila masa sahaja sebelum pertengahan tahun 2018.

Dr Mahathir dalam blog chedet.cc pada Khamis berkata terdapat beberapa tanda atau usaha untuk membina kes bagi menangkap dan menahan pemimpin pembangkang yang akan mengakibatkan pakatan pembangkang menjadi kucar-kacir.

Salleh berkata dakwaan bekas perdana menteri itu terhadap Najib langsung tidak masuk akal dan tidak berasas.

Hakikatnya, kata beliau, Human Rights Watch menyatakan pada 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, dan sebagainya bahawa Malaysia di bawah Dr Mahathir adalah negara polis dan Dr Mahathir sendiri merupakan diktator. - sumber

          “Membuat dakwaan palsu”: Kerajaan As akan pecat pegawai DoJ yang terlibat?   

1MDB-DoJ: Dan ini ‘maklumat’ terkini dari White House…

  | June 29, 2017
Ramesh Rao Krishnan Naidu ada maklumat daripada 'sumber White House', dan meramalkan apa akan berlaku tidak lama lagi.
PETALING JAYA: Pelbagai kenyataan dikeluarkan menteri dan pemimpin Barisan Nasional (BN)

mempersoalkan laporan Jabatan Kehakiman Amerika Syarikat (DoJ) mengenai kecurian dana 1MDB, dan mereka rata-rata menganggap dakwaan itu tidak berserta bukti kukuh malah mempunyai agenda tertentu.

Di tengah-tengah kritikan dan sokongan terhadap DoJ ini, muncul Ramesh Rao Krishnan Naidu, seorang penyokong tegar perdana menteri yang merupakan orang di sebalik sebuah NGO bernama “Pertubuhan Minda dan Sosial Prihatin”.


Ramesh mempunyai “maklumat” dalaman daripada “sumber White House”.


“Sumber White House” itu memberitahu Ramesh, pegawai DoJ yang terlibat menyediakan laporan mengenai 1MDB itu kini berdepan tindakan dipecat daripada kerajaan AS kerana bersubahat “membuat dakwaan palsu” terhadap Malaysia.


Ramesh sempat mengaitkan laporan DoJ itu dengan politik kepartian AS dan pentadbiran Presiden Donald Trump.


“Pegawai dalam DOJ adalah pro-parti Demokrat manakala presiden AS sekarang ini Donald Trump adalah dari parti Republikan,” katanya dalam kenyataan emel kepada beberapa media dan portal tempatan.


Menurut Ramesh, laporan DoJ itu tidak disenangi Trump kerana “menjejaskan hubungan baik antara Kuala Lumpur dan Washington”.


“Pembangkang ini patutnya meminta penjelasan dari DoJ kerana mereka campur tangan dalam urusan hal ehwal dalaman negara dengan saman sivil itu, bukannya ambil kesempatan dan hentam kerajaan dan PM seperti ini,” kata Ramesh.


* yang negara-negara ni bertindak pula mengapa?

- sumber gambar


          Radar canggih tentera tak hilang pulak?   

Kastam: Radar canggih tentera tak hilang, sudah sampai Belanda

  | June 29, 2017
Subromaniam Tholasy berkata, siasatan pihaknya menumpukan pematuhan SOP dalaman ketika pelepasan kontena yang memerlukan permit di bawah Akta Perdagangan Strategik 2010.
PETALING JAYA: Jabatan Kastam menjelaskan kontena mengandungi peralatan radar tentera berteknologi tinggi yang didakwa hilang dari Pelabuhan Tanjung Pelepas di Johor, sebenarnya sudah sampai ke destinasinya di Pelabuhan Rotterdam, Belanda.
Ketua pengarahnya, Datuk Subromaniam Tholasy dalam satu kenyataan hari ini berkata, siasatan pihaknya menumpukan pematuhan prosedur operasi standard (SOP) dalaman ketika pelepasan kontena yang memerlukan permit di bawah Akta Perdagangan Strategik 2010.
Beliau mengulas pengesahan Ketua Polis Daerah Nusajaya, Nor Hashim Mohamad berhubung laporan yang diterima pihaknya mengenai peralatan radar tentera berteknologi tinggi bernilai jutaan ringgit yang memerlukan kelulusan khas daripada Putrajaya hilang dari Pelabuhan Tanjung Pelepas.
The Star memetik Penolong Pengarah Kastam (Penguatkuasaan), Datuk Paddy Abd Halim sebagai berkata, sebuah jawatankuasa khas ditubuhkan bagi menyiasat kes tersebut.
Peralatan itu yang tiba dalam sebuah kontena dari Australia bulan lalu, sepatutnya dihantar ke Belanda melalui Johor.
Bagaimanapun, ia ditahan Jabatan Kastam kerana tiada permit khas dikeluarkan Kementerian Perdagangan Antarabangsa dan Industri di bawah Akta Perdagangan Strategik 2010.
Ia kemudiannya dikesan hilang dalam pemeriksaan audit baru-baru ini.
Ia tiba dalam sebuah kontena dari Australia tetapi menunggu permit khas.

          Camne nak masuk akal kalau dah tanak pakai akai?   
Thursday, 29 June 2017

TAK MASUK AKAL, TAK MASUK AKAL, TAK MASUK AKAL...
SERUAN SEGERA SIASAT DAKWAAN DOJ TIDAK MASUK AKAL?
Peguam Negara, Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali menempelak Majlis Peguam yang meminta kerajaan tidak mengetepikan atau membebaskan individu yang disebut dalam saman sivil Jabatan Kehakiman Amerika Syarikat (DoJ) berhubung dakwaan penyelewengan dana 1MDB.

“Apa dan bagaimana hendak mengulas apabila Majlis Peguam memberi kenyataan tidak masuk akal,” katanya kepada Free Malaysia Today, bertarikh 24 Jun 2017.

Beliau berkata demikian ketika membalas kenyataan Presiden Majlis Peguam, George Varughese yang mensarankan Apandi menghubungi DoJ untuk meminta maklumat berkaitan saman sivil yang difailkan bagi merampas aset yang dikatakan dibeli dengan dana 1MDB.

Kata George Varughese, dakwaan yang terkandung di dalam fail mahkamah DoJ membabitkan pegawai-pegawai 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), ahli keluarga mereka, dan rakan lain - termasuk seorang individu yang digambarkan sebagai ‘MALAYSIA OFFICIAL 1’, yang sejak itu diakui sebagai Perdana Menteri – telah melakukan salah laku.

Majlis Peguam memandang serius tuntutan ini, dan mendapati cara saman sivil ini diremehkan, diketepikan, malahan dikecam oleh pihak berkuasa Malaysia, tanpa menangani isi dakwaan yang dibuat, amat merisaukan dan tidak boleh diterima.

Menurut George Varughese, walaupun dakwaan belum terbukti sehingga penghakiman diberikan oleh mahkamah Amerika Syarikat, adalah penting mereka yang namakan sebagai MALAYSIAN OFFICIAL 1 dan lain-lain, disiasat oleh Kerajaan Malaysia secara menyeluruh dan objektif, berdasarkan bukti, demi kepentingan ketelusan, akauntabiliti dan tadbir urus yang baik.

“Tanpa berbuat demikian, terlalu awal bagi Kerajaan untuk tidak mengambil kira dakwaan ini, atau melepaskan mana-mana individu atau syarikat daripada sebarang salah laku.” Katanya.

Pada 28 April 2016, Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) telah mengenakan denda kompaun pentadbiran terhadap 1MDB.

Sebelum siasatan terhadap 1MDB itu, BNM awal tahun 2015, telah bertindak terhadap Ambank, mengeluarkan denda sebanyak RM53.7 juta kerana melanggar obligasi anti-pengubahan wang haram dan kewangan memerangi keganasan.

Di manakah ‘tidak masuk akalnya’ kenyataan Majlis Peguam yang mahu memulihkan Integriti dan kredibiliti institusi kewangan dan badan pengawalseliaan negara ini, di mata negara serta pemerhati global?

Jom kita siasat apa yang tidak masuk akal:

Portal BN Backbenchers Council (BNBBC) pada 21 Jun 2016 mendakwa bahawa seutas rantai berlian merah jambu 22 karat berharga RM116 juta itu tiada ditulis pada semua 251 halaman kenyataan DoJ pada 14 Jun 2017:↓
Sudah tentu penulis BNBBC itu tidak menemui catatan mengenai berlian tersebut kerana dokumen mengenainya hanya dikeluarkan oleh DoJ pada 15 Jun 2017, bukan 14 Jun 2017.↓
‘Tuntutan Jabatan kehakiman Amerika Syarikat terhadap beberapa aset yang ingin disita di negara itu sebagai campur tangan asing’ oleh segerombolan agamawaan yang menggunakan sentimen agama, serupa Utusan Malaysia: ↓
Teruklah Malaysia kalau negara-negara ini semua mencampuri urusan pentadbiran negara:↓
"Kami juga mendapati bahawa tidak ada bukti daripada mana-mana penyiasatan yang dijalankan oleh mana-mana agensi penguatkuasaan undang-undang bagi pelbagai bidang kuasa yang menunjukkan wang disalahgunakan daripada 1MDB; dan bahawa tidak ada sebarang tuduhan jenayah dibuat terhadap mana-mana individu bagi penyelewengan dana daripada 1MDB, " katanya dalam satu kenyataan. Lapor Bernama.↓
Terlebih mengada-ngada pula Bank Negara Malaysia ni. Tak salah buat apa denda?↓
“Sejak siasatan bermula, Miranda Kerr bekerjasama sepenuhnya dan berjanji akan menyerahkan hadiah barang kemas itu kepada kerajaan. Beliau akan terus membantu siasatan dengan apa jua cara yang boleh," kata jurucakap Miranda Kerr↓ 
Sepatutnya model Australia Miranda Kerr ni minta nasihat Pengarah Strategik Komunikasi JASA ni sebelum menyerahkan barangan kemas bernilai USD$8.1 juta kepada DOJ. ↓
Dah habis baca? Cer fikir. Apa yang tak masuk akal?

WAKAKA!

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Penghargaan dan terima kasih Yong

          Apa nak jadi: Peralatan radar tentera pula hilang!   
Peralatan radar hilang: KDN, kastam kena jawab
HASLINA KAMALUDIN  -  29 JUN 2017
Wan Azizah

SHAH ALAM - Kementerian Dalam Negeri dan Jabatan Kastam Diraja Malaysia (Kastam) digesa segera memberi penjelasan terhadap insiden kehilangan peralatan radar ketenteraan di Pelabuhan Tanjung Pelepas, Johor.

Ketua Pembangkang, Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail berkata, penjelasan itu penting memandangkan insiden ini melibatkan aspek keselamatan dan hubungan luar negara.

"Selain penjelasan, mereka juga perlu menyatakan langkah-langkah yang akan diambil untuk memastikan keselamatan di pelabuhan-pelabuhan negara ini diperketat.


"Ini kerana insiden ini amat mengejutkan dan merisaukan," katanya dalam satu kenyataan, hari ini.

Menurutnya, kehilangan peralatan radar ketenteraan ini merupakan satu kejadian kebolosan keselamatan negara yang amat serius.

"Peralatan radar ketenteraan bernilai berjuta-juta ringgit yang dalam perjalanan dari Australia ke Netherlands telah ditahan di Pelabuhan Tanjung Pelepas kerana ketiadaan permit di bawah Akta Perdagangan Strategik 2010 bulan lalu, tetapi didapati telah hilang dan dipercayai telah diseludup keluar dari negara ini.

"Insiden ini bukan sahaja melibatkan kehilangan peralatan ketenteraan yang kini mungkin telah dicuri atau diseludup keluar, tetapi juga menimbulkan persoalan mengenai tahap keselamatan di salah sebuah pelabuhan terpenting di negara ini," katanya.

Jelasnya, apa yang merunsingkan apabila sepatutnya pihak kastam dan pelabuhan mempunyai kawalan keselamatan yang tinggi dan rapi.

"Ini kerana jika peralatan radar ketenteraan boleh dicuri atau diseludup dengan begitu mudah, apatah lagi penyeludupan dadah, pemerdagangan manusia malah juga salah urus kargo atau konsainan bahan berbahaya.

"Amatlah mengecewakan jika wujud sebarang elemen rasuah dan pihak berkongkol di dalam jenayah ini.

"Saya turut menggesa Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM) untuk membuat siasatan sepenuhnya kes ini," katanya.

Memetik laporan The Star Online, satu siasatan sedang dijalankan oleh Jabatan Kastam dan Kementerian Perdagangan Antarabangsa  mengenai kehilangan tersebut.

Suatu penyerahan peralatan radar ketenteraan berteknologi tinggi yang bernilai jutaan ringgit dilaporkan hilang dari Pelabuhan Tanjung Pelepas.

Laporan polis juga telah dibuat mengenai kehilangan itu.

Menerusi laporan portal Astro Awani, laporan yang memetik kata-kata sumber itu mendakwa, sistem radar itu telah ditahan oleh pihak kastam sebaik ia sampai di Australia pada bulan lalu.

Peralatan itu sepatutnya dihantar ke Belanda tetapi ia tidak mempunyai permit, dan terpaksa ditahan oleh pegawai-pegawai kastam.

Tetapi, semasa pemeriksaan audit baru-baru ini, peralatan rahsia itu tidak dijumpai di pelabuhan tersebut.

Laporan itu berkata, pihak kastam telah menubuhkan satu pasukan khas untuk menjalankan siasatan dalaman selain menentukan sama ada prosedur operasi standard (SOP) dipatuhi.

Peralatan sensitif tersebut memerlukan permit di bawah Akta Perdagangan Strategik 2010 dan penalti berat seperti denda setinggi RM10 juta dan hukuman mati boleh dikenakan di bawah Akta berkenaan.

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It seems that The Malaysian Insider is at the usual sinister best playing fire and making attempt to instigate and incite the Christians on the ‘Kalimah Allah’ issue. First they got theApostolic Nuncio to Malaysia HE Archbishop Joseph Marino to state his support for the Christian Federation of Malaysia’s quest to use ‘Allah’ in place of God.


Now, they manipulate to resort by demanding the Christians who are in power and members of the Federal Government executive, especially the Bumiputera from Sabah and Sarawak to stand up for the ‘Kalimah Allah’ issue.


Time the Christian politicians protected their flock



JULY 14, 2013

NEWS ANALYSIS – Datuk Seri Idris Jala. Tan Sri Joseph Kurup. Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili. Datuk Joseph Salang Gandum. Datuk Joseph Belaun. Datuk Seri Douglas Unggah. Datuk Dr Ewon Ebin. Datuk Richard Riot. Datuk Mary Yap…

These names have several things in common: they are either ministers or deputy ministers in the Najib administration, represent constituencies in Sabah or Sarawak and are Christians.

Yes, they are Catholics, Protestants, Evangelical, and are members of Sidang Injil Borneo but do not expect any of them to lead the charge and defend the position of their faith in public.


Indeed, there is a better chance of there being four seasons in Malaysia than any Christian representative resigning from government on a matter of principle, say, because the administration going back on its word on the use of the word Allah by East Malaysians. Or even taking the fight to right-wing groups who in the past few years have threatened Christians.

They are ensconced in nice and comfortable positions of power and prefer others to do the heavy lifting.

So it is left to the various church leaders and even some non-Christian elected representatives to protect the constitutional right of freedom of worship and ensure fairness in public policies.

Think about it. When the controversy arose over the hurried Bill that allowed the conversion of children to Islam based on the consent of one parent, did you hear loud protests from Idris and gang? Or was it the Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz who reminded his own colleagues that it was unconscionable to force through legislation which was unfair and once rejected by the Cabinet in 2009?

To be fair, even MCA’s president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek went public with his displeasure over the proposed law, noting that the BN component party would not support its passage through Parliament.

The Bill has since been withdrawn, thanks to the principled positions taken by the likes of Nazri, Pakatan Rakyat and religious groups.

Now let’s move on to the more vexatious issue of the use of the word “Allah’’ by Christians. And this is where the silence of the Christian elected representatives is deafening, taking into the account this simple fact: 60 per cent of Malaysian Christians only speak Bahasa Malaysia and have done so since 1731.

The word Allah is used mainly by Christians in Sabah and Sarawak. In short, mainly constituents who voted for Messrs Kurup, Unggah and Riot into power use it.

East Malaysian Christians were allowed to use the word Allah for centuries until the then Home Minister Syed Hamid Albar prohibited its use, leading the Catholic Church to commence legal proceedings against the government.

In 2011, the High Court allowed the Catholic Church to use the word Allah. The government’s appeal against the decision will be before the courts soon.

But in the run-up to the Sarawak state elections in 2011, the Najib government made conciliatory moves, releasing the infamous 10-point resolution to issues faced by the Christian community.

Among other things, the 10-point solution allowed the importation of Malay-language Bibles or Al-Kitab. The 10-point solution was seen as a short-term solution as it did not address a couple of important issues: the prohibition of the use of the word Allah in Christian publications and the continued classification of the Malay-language bible as prejudicial to national security.

Mind you, Idris Jala was a key player in the 10-point solution initiative but he melted into the background when the then Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein suggested that the government plan was only a work in progress.

Since then, it has been clear that Prime Minister Najib Razak and his colleagues have decided that the word Allah cannot be used by non-Muslims. He said so in an interview with Al-Jazeera a few days before GE13.

And what did the likes of the Christian politicians do when they watched the interview or read transcripts? Zilch. Nothing. Business as usual.

Once again, church leaders had to clear the smog over the issue and come into the line of fire.

The Christian Federation of Malaysia has said that in the Malay language, Allah means God and Tuhan means Lord. Both God and Lord are used in the Bible and have different connotations. Allah cannot be substituted by Tuhan and by doing so, Bahasa-Malaysia speaking Christians will not be able to affirm the deity of Jesus Christ and teach the doctrine of the Trinity, said the federation recently.

“If churches in Malaysia agree to stop using the word “Allah’’, it means that the right to edit the Scripture of a major world religion has been given over to a secular government,” it added.

The usual argument put forward by elected representatives of minority groups is that it is more effective to work quietly behind the scenes and not take a public position on controversial issues. A whole lot of good that approach did in fighting off the proposed conversion law.

It is quite clear that the quiet diplomacy of the Christian representatives in that instance failed miserably. In fact, by keeping quiet and not bringing the pulse of their constituents to the knowledge of the PM, these leaders are doing the government a great disservice because it creates the impression that only a handful of noisy Christians feel strongly about the Al-kitab or Allah issue.

Similarly, what did the Christian Cabinet ministers and deputy ministers do when Perkasa and Jati attacked the Vatican envoy for stating in moderate tones his support for the use of the word Allah by Christians here?

Precious little.

At some point you have to decide what is more important: the chauffeur-driver car and bodyguard or standing up for your faith and beliefs.

Or perhaps, it is time their constituents in Sabah and Sarawak send them a major message. – July 14, 2013.

**********

They should be reminded that the Federal Constitution stated that Islam is the religion of the Federation of Malaysia and professing Christianity to Muslims and protelysation is against the law.

HRH Ruler already made a decree that “Non Muslims are barred from the use of ‘Allah’ in place of God and the sacred word is exclusive for the Muslims only”, which is based on a fatwa by the National Fatwa Council.

Going against all these provisions and facts with the ill intent to create ill feelings, anger and probably attempts to distabilise understanding and harmony between races and believers should be seen as an act of sedition.

It is time that the Police and authorities investigate The Malaysian Insider under the Sedition Act 1948.

*Footnote: The title translate to “Playing fire with malice”

SOURCE : http://bigdogdotcom.wordpress.com/2013/07/14/ludens-ignis-malitia/

BLOG BN 2013

          ::UNTUK APA ADA BLOG::   
Assalamualaikum.


Okeh, tadi sempat berblogwalking. Cecah puluh-puluh blog. Ada yang sempat difollow sebab banyak motivasi. Some others masih lagi berblog cerita cinta duka lara yang tidak berkesudahan. Hahaha, aku rasa maybe simptom cerita hindustan terlalu banyak dalam diri, sebab tu most of the article yang ditulis langsung tak berkualiti. Copy paste mungkin!



Dalam Malaysia ni, berapa ramai yang ada blog? Kengkadang sorang boleh ada 2,3 blog sekaligus tapi tak function, dan most of the time, blog menjadi ruangan untuk mengumpat orang lain. 
Astagfirullah al azim.


Apa motif sebenar kita berblog? Ada yang suka motivasi, macam aku. Nak jual barang online, ada yang buat blog sebab lecturer suruh.hahahhaha. Takpa la, student IT kan, lepas ja siapkan assignment blog tah ke mana. Ada yang nak cari kawan, tak kurang ja ada yang inbox aku tanya nak berblog semata-mata nak dapat follower yang ramai, boleh kalahkan aku. hahahahaha. Der, follower aku tak banyak mana pun. Aku bukan retis der. Follower riban-riban, aku cuma tulis bila aku rasa nak sharing or nak story apa-apa.


Banyak jugak blog yang tumbuh bagai cendawan, dan lagi laju dari cendawan tumbuh, untuk fitnah sana-sini, sharing info yang tak betui. Depa tak ambik kisah pun entry apa yang depa masukkan yang depa kira, alamak, harini aku tak update entry lagi. Oh my, pleaseeeee....


thunderandterats.blogspot.com

Jadi hangpa nak jadi blogger yang macam mana? Dalam dunia ni, kita hanya ada 2 PILIHAN. Pilihan kita sama ada kita nak buat yang terbaik untuk diri kita ataupun kita nak jadi perosak dalam masyarakat kita. Kalau semua orang jahat, dan kenapa kita mesti ikut jadi jahat. Kita jadilah yang terbaik untuk depa, dan andaikata semua orang baik. Kenapa pulak kita nak jadi jahat? Kita patut jadi baik untuk menambahkan jumlah komuniti yang baik.


Pilihan tu sebenaqnya datang dari kita. Jangan jadi blogger yang hanya copy paste, kita takkan dapat menjiwai apa yang kita nak sampaikan. Cuba jadi diri sendiri. Orang yang bercakap dari hati dan menulis melalui tangan, feel tu akan sampai kepada pembaca. Insya Allah.


Andai kata selama ni, kita hanya jadi ikut-ikutan kawan untuk berblogging, lupakan lah. Bukan semua orang mampu istiqamah dalam satu-satu bidang. Kita ada jalan yang lebih baik dalam dunia blogging ni. Apa salahnya, sambil kita berblog tu kita sampaikan dakwah pada kawan-kawan kita. Secara tak langsung, dapat ubat hati kita jugak. Apa yang bermanfaat ambiklah dan share pada orang lain. Yang tak bermanfaat tu boleh sampaikan teguran pada tuan empunya entry supaya benda yang salah jangan dishare pada orang lain.

Peace.


          ::WHY ARE YOU NOT GROWING??::   
Assalamualaikum..fuhhhhhhhhhh.berabuk blog ni..kihkih


Dek lama tak update kat sini, dengan alasan standard "tadak idea".wargh kahkah. Lately aku agak kesibukan sket menghandle keja-keja kat opis.Takda la sibuk sangat, lebih kepada menyibuk ja.hihihihi



Berbalik kepada tajuk entry yang agak british hari ni. Realiti dalam Malaysia. Aku tak mau cakap bab dunia lagi sebab aku bercakap tentang negara aku, dan negara kita. Sapa-sapa pun akan mengakui hakikat ini. Yang akan menafikannya hanyalah menteri mentera saja.kuikui.



facebook :janji dicapati

Aku pun mengakui hakikat ni.Ramai orang kata, bukan rezeki lagi nak buat macam mana. Ya! Itu memang benar. Rezeki semua Allah telah tetapkan. Tapi agak berlaku sedikit kekecewaan dalam hati bila mana, semuaaaaaaaaaaaa nya membesar dengan jayanya kecuali SALARY. Heyyyy you, why so short? Is it mean that we are not put enough effort to gain more??? Ha...keluau dah ayat british aku.. Pada aku, masih berlaku di kalangan siswazah yang ada degree, master tapi nasib masih tak menyebelahi. Macam tak laku. 



Ramai orang menyalahkan graduan sendiri, kononnya, belajaq maleh, tadak usaha, tak yakin diri, tak perform well in communication, tak lawa. Macam- macam lah. Takkan sebab tak pandai cakap then we just throw away this candidate. Sejauh mana kita menyedari hakikat ini. Aku melihat situasi sekarang memang amat menekan.Walau pun aku ada background education yang boleh tahan jugak, haha tapi bila ada yang mengadu dengan aku tentang SALARY, yaaaaa. aku amat bersyukur, sebab ramai lagi yang lagi susah dari aku. Tapi depa yang hanya tau kritik, tapi tak tolong apa-apa sebenaqnya depa taktau apa yang depa sebenaqnya lagi teruk. Menjatuhkan semangat orang.Errrr, boleh ka dikategorikan sebagai kera sumbangan? wakakakakaka.



Kesian sangat. Kadang-kadang bila tengok situasi menekan macam ni, aku taktau macam mana nak start pujuk diri sendiri. Bersyukur tu bersyukur la dengan apa yang ada. Apa yang Allah bagi. Tapi setiap apa yang menyebabkan penindasan dari manusia yang menyebabkan manusia lain susah. Aku gerammm amat! Ya, sangat! Suara disekat, sapa bersuara, bersiap siaga lah anda. Walaupun blog cikai aku ni pun ada terselit bab politik, tu pun ada jugak yang stalker sebab posting politik. kihkih. Sampai tara tu....aku tau la.... haha. Tu baru secebis dua saja. Aku pun bukan update benda menipu, memang serius fakta. Nak takut apa.


Dengaq kata, cuepacs pun sedang bekerjasama dengan Utusan untuk boikot Air Asia? Adakah ini benar? Tapi sebelum nak boikot-boikot ni baik tolong tengok sama nasib pekerja-pekerja dalam Malaysia ni. Bukan apa, kesian depa. Ada kesatuan sekerja pun, macam tak terpuliharaaaaaa ja nasib pekerja-pekerja bawahan. Berpuluh ribu kot pekerja kontrak yang memohon dibela nasib mereka. Kot-kot la ada adik beradik presiden cuepacs mai baca statement aku ni, mohon tolong sampaikan kat beliau ye! Kalau nak harapkan presiden mai baca sendiri, memang tak la kan? kah kah.



Kami memang tak boleh masuk TV3 nak mengadu, sebab kalau mengadu, nanti memang dicop Pembangkang. Tapi that is reality. Who else that can help us..Who else wanna hear us? Nobody, nobody. Nobody, NO BALDI.


p/s : Ni cadang ke soalan?kehkeh.





          ::DEMOCRAZY PUNCA DEMOKRASI MATI::   
Assalamualaikum.

Dear peeps. rindu ka nak tengok aku update, haha.mesti tak kan.Kahkah. Kalau tak rindu tadakla inbox aku suruh update blog an?an?.haha



Democrazy yang menyebabkan kebangkitan rakyat. Jarang pulak aku update pasai PRU13 ni, sebab aku tak sempat buka blog, tapi aku nak share kan tempat-tempat BLACKOUT yang tak blackout pun.hahahaha. Penat tau bawak lighter.kihkih. Seronok sebenaqnya bila cakap pasai politik. Biaq pun dah  separa settle tapi masih banyak lagi kekreativitian dalam politik yang menarik minat aku.




Memang aku tak nafikan, walaupun aku tak ambik jurusan sains politik, tapi aku kenai dunia politik agak awai. Dalam aku sekolah rendah, aku ambik tau siapa itu Mahathir, siapa itu Abdul Rahman, Anwar dan sebagainya. Walaupun masa tu, rukun negara pun aku tak berapa paham lagi. Masa tu aku tak kenai lagi apadia politik sebenaqnya, tapi masa tu, aku dah kenai siapa UMNO, sebab memandangkan dalam umoq aku setahun dua, rumah aku markas UMNO. kahkah. Tu yang aku kenai sangat tu. Tapi sekenai-kenai aku pada politik, aku yakin benar, darah aku bukan biru. Waktu tu kalau tak salah aku, ada parti cam kepala lembu. apa nama dia taktau.PRM kot.Flashback balik sebab ingat-ingat lupa.


Seronok sebenaqnya memerhatikan pentas politik dalam Malaysia ni. Ada orang bangkang, ada orang setuju, ada orang yang bangang dan tak kurang jugak bangkang dari longkang. Yang mengatakan "aku tak minat politik" "aku malas nak ambik port pasai politik kotoq ni" "aku tak daftar lagi pun mengundi"  tapi last2 tanya semalam parlimen sekian-sekian sapa menang? Hahaha.Bak kata UAI "bodo dok diang!".



Politik-politik jugak, tapi aku masih tak dapat pisahkan sentimen masyarakat Malaysia dari sembang bab lucah, maki pun lucah-lucah belaka. Yang tua apatah lagi. Berat nanang! Sungguh memberi kesan pada yang muda. Anak muda! Janganlah kamu mengikut sifat orang tua itu yang seringkali mengajara kamu ke arah kelucahan. Hentikan. Ini kebangkitan anak muda. Berhujahlah dengan fakta. Jangan anda biarkan kelucahan itu melatih anda menjadi kotor.



Kat bawah ni aku share kan gambaq-gambaq menarik PASCA PRU13. Batman ngan Kato pun antara  yang tak puas hati jugak.hahahhahaha





















P/S : Hehe, kretip2.... 

# Credit to uppercaise.wordpress.com, 
azizulhakim91.blogspot.com, 
btm mari.blogspot.com 
atas gambo-gambo kalian.




          ::MUSIM TUNAIKAN AMANAH::   
Assalamualaikum....


Wallaweh...lama gila aku tak update anything kat sini. Idea nak mengupdate tu ada, cuma yang mangkuknya,  mood nak typing aku out.kuikui. Harini takda apa yang menarik dalam metro. Aku lebih suka baca tajuk suratkhabar, berbanding baca isi. semuanya mcam hampeh.haha



Waktu menunaikan amanah semakin hampir. Apa yang dimaksudkan dengan amanah?

Politic is everywhere. 


The truth is, ramai yang elak ambik tau hal politik, ataupun saja buat-buat taktau. Ada yang malas nak ambik port sebab ada yang kata "ala, apa kecoh-kecoh sangat, biaqla undi apa pun, bukan tugas kita nak jaga negara." Bila harga naik, hingaq la pom pang, pom pang. Tapi bila cakap bab politik, buat-buat bingai macam taktau apa.Buta yang paling teruk sebab takdak kesedaran. Tak ada rasa amanah dan tanggungjawab.




Bila tengok senario dalam Malaysia kita ni, memang akan dapat tengok. Ramai puak yang ada. Puak samseng, puak nak tegakkan benang yang basah, puak otak kuning, puak-puak lucah. Memang macam-macam puak. Eh, hello, video la ni banyak yang kabur-kabur kan? lebih porno dari fakta. Tulong la malu sket oiiii buat fitnah macam tu. 



Mana la pi maruah la ni. Please la, jangan ajaq budak-budak muda macam kami ni dengan benda-benda jijik. Memang sungguh memalukan dan agak bodoh jugak sebab hangpa dah takdak idea baru.



So, tengok dan nilaikan. Tak elok budaya maki-makian ni. Amalkan politic troll takpa lagi..kihkih. Sarcasm....


p/s: Jangan jadi samseng dan belagak dengan orang. Esok mati, orang jugak nak kena urus. Kalau reti bergolek masuk dalam kubuq sendiri takpa laaaa nak belagak pun.huhu




          ::JANGAN BUBAR PARLIMEN TIME AKU NAK LARI DAH LA::   
Assalamualaikum to all bloggers and readers....



Fuhh, lama gila aku tak update apa-apa entry, dicampurin dengan kemalasan dan tadak idea apa nak update. Buat aku slow sket dalam dunia blogging nih.kihkih.Aku tau, ada jugak yang dok menjenguk kat sini walaupun aku tak update entry. hahahaah.*perasan.




Bagi menghindari kepala aku dari dok semak dengan keja opis, aku pi buat menatang merah ni. kuikui. Laju ja aku pi buat dengan harapan dapat meng'appreciate'kan diri sendiri. Aku ingatkan pi buat kat Kulim masa hari ahad, tak la ramai. Sekali haaaaa, tudia sampai taktau nak berdiri tang mana punya la ramai. Heran aku. Awat yang la ni pakat ramai-ramai nak lari dari malaysia ni. Tak penat ka lari? muahahahahah.



Tapi la ni depa baru buat Passport 1 Malaysia untuk warga emas ngan budak-budak kan? untunglaaaaaaaa. nasib baik bukan untuk semua. Kalau tak mau kecik hati aku ni sebab baru ja buat.huhu. Apa-apa pun ada buku merah ni, jangan dok tinggai kat umah, sia-sia namanya.kuikui.


p/s : bila najib nak bubar parlimen ni....jangan rancangan aku nak keluaq melesia tergendala disebabkan dia dah la.huhuhu


          Backpackers Heaven Bukit Lawang – Zu Besuch bei den Orang Utans auf Sumatra, Indonesien   
November 2014. Nach einem langen Flug von Düsseldorf über Istanbul erreiche ich dank einem bequemen Doppelsitz im Flieger relativ ausgeruht Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. Der Airport in Malaysia setzt mit seiner Größe neue Maßstäbe. Die internationalen Flüge erreichen Klia 1, von dem es mit der Bahn zum Airport Klia 2 weiter geht, der den asiatischen Raum […]
          Racist slight against the Rohingyas draws no criticism from ASEAN   
Myanmar's Outrageous Racism Excused
Asia Sentinel, 12 Feb 09


A racist slight against the Rohingyas draws no criticism from ASEAN

The reputation and so-called solidarity the Association of Southeast Asian Nations hit a new low this week with the Myanmar envoy to Hong Kong indulging an extraordinary racist outburst against brown people from his own country. Undiplomatic though his words were, they are the sort of remarks that come easily to the lips of some other Southeast and East Asians for whom brown skins have always been a sign of low class if not actual racial inferiority.

Consul General Ye Mint Aung wrote to his fellow diplomats in Hong Kong explaining that the Rohingyas were not actually Myanmese and were not accepted as one of the ethnic groups of his country, or indeed as citizens. He wrote: "You will see in the photos that their complexion is 'dark brown'" in contrast to the complexion of Myanmese which was "fair and soft, good looking as well."

He went on to claim that his own complexion was typical of a Myanmar gentleman and fellow diplomats could contrast their "handsome colleague" with the "ugly as ogres" Rohingyas whose pictures were in the newspapers.

The Myanmese belief in racial purity and the superiority appearance of pale skin, as well as not being Buddhist, seem the basis of refusal to admit the Rohingyas as citizens even though they have lived in the Rakhine (formerly Arakan) division of Myanmar for hundreds of years. Doubtless it would have been better for them if the British imperialist had drawn the map between Bengal and Burma differently but that border hill country is an ethnic patchwork. In reality the Rohingyas speak a version of Bengali and have a physical appearance akin to Bengalis.

It seems that the Mynmar representative can issue crude, written racist remarks not only about his fellow Asean members but which are deeply offensive to their populous neighbors to the west – Bangladesh and India.

Judging by the way that Thailand has been treating these stateless refugees, calling them economic migrants and pushing them off in engineless boats, with possibly hundreds dying at sea, Thai officials seem to agree with their Myanmar colleague that such dark-skinned "ogres" should not be allowed even to stop temporarily in Thailand in their search for security. Thai Prime Minister, the suitably "fair and soft" complexioned fourth generation Thai Chinese, Abhisit Vejjajiva, has been vocal in defending the army's murderous actions and calling the Rohingyas "economic migrants" despite their denial of citizenship in an Asean country.

The cringing attitudes shown by Asean towards Myanmar and the racist attitudes of some Asean countries is stunning. While pushing off the Rohingyas, who anyway wanted to go to Muslim countries, Thailand has turned a blind eye to the hundreds of thousands, perhaps a million, "fair complexioned" Myanmese who work as cheap and expendable labor on Thai building sites and fishing boats. As for Asean, which supposedly now has a Human Rights agenda, it does nothing.

Malaysia once had a sympathetic attitude to the Rohingyas. Some 10,000 to 20,000 now live there having originally been offered succor as oppressed Muslims. But Malaysia has shifted towards appeasement of Myanmar and a suspicion of foreign workers generally, Muslim or not, despite the role that undocumented foreigners play in the economy.

Asean is supposed to discuss the Rohingyas refugee issue at its end February summit in Thailand. But do not expect anything other than platitudes, let alone any action to help these stateless people or condemn Myanmar.

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          After winning 13 year court battle, Malaysian human rights activist plans to run for parliament   
When it comes to persecuting activists, the Singapore government is no different from their Malaysian counterparts. Just to mention some very recent examples, see my posts here, here and here.


Rights Champion Seeks Political Career
By Baradan Kuppusamy


KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 3 (IPS) - After winning a gruelling 13-year court battle to avoid being jailed on charges of maliciously publishing false news, Malaysia's best-known human rights champion seeks a political career to continue defending migrant workers and other vulnerable sections of society.

"I refused to yield, I was focused and relentless and in the end won," said Irene Fernandez, executive director of Tenaganita, a leading human rights non-government organisation (NGO) that has a reputation for defending migrant workers against ill treatment and exploitation.

"It is also a major victory for human rights activism," she told IPS in an interview. "The authorities now know that we will fight and fight good and hard and will not be cowed."

Fernandez now plans to run for parliament. "It’s important that I have the opportunity to be a member of parliament, to be a voice for the communities that I have been working with," she said.

It was widely believed by diplomats, the political opposition and human rights organisations that Fernandez was targeted by the authorities for her persistent efforts to protect and champion legions of Asian migrant workers from mistreatment and exploitation by employers, a vigilante force called ‘RELA’ and other enforcement agencies.

Her ordeal began in 1996 when she was charged under Section 8A (1) of the Printing Presses and Publications Act 1984, with publishing "false news" -- a serious crime in Malaysia punishable with a mandatory one year in prison.

That year she had circulated a memorandum to the media, foreign missions and international human rights organisations in which she drew attention to deplorable conditions in overcrowded detention centres and the shoddy treatment meted out to migrant workers.

She alleged, in the memorandum, that migrant workers were mistreated, poorly fed, abused and regularly beaten.

The memorandum, based on research conducted by her staff and other experts, sparked an international outcry that severely embarrassed the government, but brought immediate relief to depressed migrant workers.

The government took steps to improve camp conditions, provide more nutritious food and medicine and assure the international community but charged Fernandez in court.

After a long and harrowing trial and despite international objections, she was found guilty in 2003 and sentenced to the mandatory one year in jail.

She appealed the sentence immediately but for five years she was dragged from one court to another as her appeal suffered numerous delays and postponements.

On Nov. 24, eight years after she filed her appeal, the Attorney General finally made the decision to withdraw the charge on the grounds that the appeal record was incomprehensible.

At one point in the appeal the court was informed that notes of evidence of important prosecution witnesses were missing. Later the notes were miraculously found but not legible. Further delays occurred after a computer virus wiped out notes required for the trial.

"The trial and sentence were hanging over me like a sword for 13 years," Fernandez said. "I suffered hugely but remained unbowed."

"The 13-year long trial was a heavy burden. I could not travel, stand for elections, raise funds or even speak at some forums," Fernandez,62, recalled. "This is a case of political persecution designed to force me to give up on my campaigns and retire."

By persecuting her the authorities had wanted NGOs to do charity work and leave advocacy and political activism alone, Fernandez said.

"They wanted to cow human rights activists by making an example out of me," she said. "They wanted to show the people that rights activism is dangerous and dirty work and anti-national."

She has vowed to step up her work helping migrant workers, women and HIV/AIDS campaigns.

"The struggle is far from over...there is a significant rise in the number of cases of sexual and physical abuse, torture of migrant workers," she said. "Conditions at detention centres and prisons remain deplorable."

"In fact the struggle has just started with the world economy in turmoil and millions of migrant workers on the front line of unemployment," she said adding that nearly four million -- legal and undocumented-- Asian migrant workers in Malaysia might end up being jobless if the turmoil persist.

In 2005 Fernandez won the Right Livelihood Award -- the alternative Nobel Prize -- in recognition of her wide-ranging human rights activism. "Migrants are human beings. They have the same rights as all of us.’’

"It is bad that Fernandez had to suffer for 13 years before justice was finally granted,’’ said Bar Council chairman Ambiga Sreenevasan. "The ordeal is over for her but for the Malaysian judiciary the journey ahead is long to regain its lustre as an equal and capable branch of a democratic government."

"If Malaysia had respected rights, freedom, democracy and an independent judiciary the system would have never charged her in the first place," said Brad Adams, Asia director of the New York-based Human Rights Watch.

"It is a trial where freedom of expression was challenged, where human rights defender is criminalised and where there is absolute disregard for the rights of detainees and minorities like migrant workers and refugees," he said.
          Videos - Remembering Nov 25; Behind the revolt   
Its been a year since this,




This is a 3-part, 2008 documentary called Nov25-Behind the revolt: Chronology of a Rage which "analyzes and highlights the chronology of the events that led Malaysian Indians to the street protesting on Nov 25, 2007",




          Tomboys. Yoga. What's next? Ramly Burgers?   
I just shook my head when i first heard about the ban on yoga by Malaysia's National Fatwa Council.

I was wondering, with tongue in cheek, maybe the famous Ramly Burger will be banned next for some reason or other. (Watch a video on how a Ramly Burger is made at the end of the two reports. I just love the burger!!!)
Islamic ruling bans Malaysia's Muslims from practising yoga
Ian MacKinnon, south-east Asia correspondent
The Guardian, Monday November 24 2008


First it was the insidious habit of young women wearing trousers. Now Malaysia's Muslims have been warned off the perils of practising yoga.

The country's leading Islamic council has issued an edict prohibiting people indulging in the exercise, fearing its Hindu roots could corrupt them.

The national fatwa council's latest decision again reflects a tilt toward an increasingly conservative strain of Islam in predominantly Muslim Malaysia. It is causing consternation among the country's other ethnic groups that make up a third of the 27-million population.

The fatwa, or decision, prompted sneering remarks from liberal commentators who urged people not to be cowed by the "robed and the turbaned" who made such rulings.

But Abdul Shukor Husim, the council's chairman, said: "We are of the view that yoga, which originates in Hinduism, combines a physical exercise, religious elements, chanting and worshipping for the purpose of achieving inner peace and ultimately to be at one with god. For us, yoga destroys a Muslim's faith. There are other ways to get exercise. You can go cycling, swimming and eat less fatty food."

The ruling comes after the council said young Muslim women who wore trousers risked becoming sexually active or "turning" to lesbianism. Gay sex is outlawed in Malaysia.

The government recently had to back away from a proposal to restrict women travelling abroad alone, after derision from women's activists across the country.

But it has banned the use of the word Allah by other religions. An influential Christian group claimed Bibles were also being seized at border entry points.

Of Malaysia's non-Muslim population, 25% are ethnic Chinese and 8% are ethnic Indian, mainly Hindu. The council's ruling does not apply to them and is not legally binding. But most of the country's Muslims heed the edicts out of deference.

Marina Mahathir, a prominent columnist and daughter of the former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad, wondered where it would all stop.

"What next? Gym? Most gyms have men and women together," she wrote on her blog. "Will that not be allowed any more? What endangers a society more ... corrupt citizens and leaders, or yoga practitioners and females who dress in a masculine fashion?" (Read Marina Mahathir's posts here and here)

Pas, PKR and ordinary Muslims criticise yoga ruling
By Shannon Teoh, The Malaysian Insider


KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 22 - Muslim opposition leaders want the National Fatwa Council to be more specific in its edict so that Muslims can decide what forms of yoga are permissible.

Pas research chief Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad told The Malaysian Insider that the council should not make a blanket ban but “lay down what is or is not permissible about yoga.”

“This allows a Muslim to be critical of their own faith and empower them to make judgments based on convictions.”

The Kuala Selangor MP added that if the intention of taking up yoga was for the well-being of the body, mind and spirit, then religion need not come into it.

“There is no need for this siege mentality where everything is viewed from the perspective of encroaching on Islam and attacking us,” he said, adding that if one wanted to stray from Islam, there were other ways besides yoga to do it.

PKR Youth’s chief strategist Yusmadi Yusoff also said that the council needed to be more specific with what forms of yoga it found objectionable as generalising the entire art under a ban was discriminatory and denied Muslims a choice of a healthy lifestyle.

“The form of yoga practised in Malaysia is simply a healthy exercise. If the fatwa is on the basis of religious rituals or inclinations, then it must be more specific and detail what parts exactly,” he said.

The Balik Pulau MP also noted that other martial arts, including those in Malay culture, had religious inclination but were not banned outright and doing so, as with yoga, would sacrifice a lot of benefits as a physical and mental form of exercise.

The National Fatwa Council, the country’s top Islamic body, today ruled against Muslims practising yoga, saying it has elements of other religions that could corrupt Muslims as it includes Hindu spiritual elements of chanting and worship.

Though the council’s decisions are not legally binding on Malaysia’s Muslim population, many abide by the edicts out of deference, and the council does have the authority to ostracise an offending Muslim from society.

This has come after it recently banned Muslim women from “tomboy” behavior, ruling that girls who act like boys violate the tenets of Islam. The majority of yoga practitioners in Malaysia are female.

Both Dzulkefly and Yusmadi, however, believe that the fatwas did not reflect gender discrimination against female Muslims as claimed by women’s group Sisters in Islam.

Dzulkefly said that it was wrong in principle for women to behave like men or men to behave like women and the earlier fatwa presented a set of guidelines rather than a ban on an entire artform.

Sisters in Islam programme manager Norhayati Kaprawi also came out strongly against the fatwa, calling it the latest in a regressive trend for the country’s multiculturalism.

“There has been no report or complaint of any practitioner converting to Hinduism or that yoga has caused a Muslim’s faith to weaken,” she added.

The spokesperson for the Muslim women’s group said that many Muslims have been practising yoga for decades but no one has seen it as a religious matter up to now.

She said that there was no need to be suspicious of other religions and that these presumptions were the cause of the edict.

“When you come up with a national ruling, there must first be evidence of a problem. This is all based on negative presumptions.

“Any activity done with bad intentions can lead to negative implications,” she said, in refuting council chairman Datuk Dr Abdul Shukor Husin’s statement that the physical aspect of yoga should be avoided by Muslims as “doing one thing could lead to another.”

Several Muslims have also expressed consternation with the edict.

The Associated Press reported that yoga teacher Suleiha Merican, who has been practising yoga for 40 years, called yoga “a great health science” and there is no religion involved.

“We don’t do chanting and meditation. There is no conflict because yoga is not religion based,” Suleiha, 56, had said.

Putri Rahim, a housewife, said she is no less a Muslim after practising yoga for 10 years.

“I am mad! Maybe they have it in mind that Islam is under threat. To come out with a fatwa is an insult to intelligent Muslims. It’s an insult to my belief,” Putri told AP.

In a recent blog posting, social activist Datin Marina Mahathir criticised the council for even considering a yoga ban, calling it “a classic case of reacting out of fear and ignorance.”

Sharizal Shaarani, an executive told The Malaysian Insider that he could not see how yoga could affect a Muslim’s relationship with God.

“It is a petty thing. There are more important fatwas like on corruption for the council to address,” he said, adding that as practising yoga did not adversely affect the lives of others, others should not impose a set of values on the practitioners.
Blogpost updated at 2020hrs on 26 Nov 08 with this Reuters report,
Malaysia backs down from yoga ban

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia's prime minister said on Wednesday Muslims should still take up yoga, reversing an outright ban that has drawn widespread protests amid concerns over growing Islamic fundamentalism in the multiracial nation.

Malaysia's National Fatwa Council, comprising Islamic scholars, told Muslims at the weekend to avoid yoga because it uses Hindu prayers that could erode Muslims' faith.

But the decision drew a sharp rebuke from many Muslims and even Malaysia's sultans, or hereditary rulers, who said that they should be consulted on any matters involving Islam.

Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi moved to contain the damage, telling the national news agency Bernama that Muslims could carry on doing yoga but minus the chanting.

"I wish to state that a physical regime with no elements of worship can continue, meaning, it is not banned. I believe that Muslims are not easily swayed into polytheism," he said.

Just before Abdullah spoke, the eldest son of the ruler of the central Negeri Sembilan state took the government to task over the yoga ruling.

"Islam is a progressive religion and the ulama (scholars) should be confident of the followers' faith rather than micro-managing their way of life," Tunku Naquiyuddin told a luncheon.

"If I go to a church or a Buddhist temple, is there any fear of me converting? ... Where do we draw the line?" the online version of the Star newspaper quoted him as saying.

The yoga fatwa ruling came hot on the heels of another edict against young Muslim women wearing trousers.

Fatwas or religious edicts are not legally binding, but they are highly influential in Malaysia, where Malay-Muslims form just over half of the country's 27 million people.

The fatwa council has said that by wearing trousers, girls risked becoming sexually active "tomboys." Gay sex is outlawed in Malaysia.

Malaysia's sizeable minorities include ethnic Chinese and Indians who practice either Christianity, Buddhism or Hinduism. (Reporting by Jalil Hamid)


          Malaysia's Guantanamo Bay   
From al-jazeera english YouTube page.


          "Remembering 10-Eleven" rally in Malaysia disrupted by police, 24 arrested (includes videos)   
The Remembering 10-Eleven rally yesterday was disrupted by police and 24 were arrested.

10-Eleven refers to 10 Nov 2007 when thousands of Malaysians took to the streets in peaceful protest,


This video shows what happened yesterday night,



Public gatherings are a democratic right, says Zaid

Kuala Lumpur, November 10- Former de facto Law Minister Datuk Zaid Ibrahim today criticized the harsh measures taken by the police last night in cracking down on the Bersih rally in Petaling Jaya.

"A public gathering for the people to show their emotions and desires is one of the natural aspects in a democracy," he added.

Datuk Zaid Ibrahim believes that the police must realize that the public have a right to express their opinions and peaceful assemblies must be tolerated like in any other democracies.

By denying this right, he said Malaysia was reverting to the manners of its colonial masters.

Police arrested more than 20 people and allegedly manhandled MP Tony Pua and other other community leaders.

More than 250 people had gathered to commemorate the anniversary of the Bersih rally.

Zaid argued that the police should not have forcefully dispersed the crowd as a similar rally was held in Ipoh the night before and the police had allowed the event to take place.

He said the police and the higher authorities should not be mistaken that more force will bring an end to future gatherings.

Meanwhile, the DAP has also slammed Inspector General Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan for the arrests and the crackdown, pointing out that on the same night a Mat Rempit mob assaulted five people in Kuala Lumpur.

Speaking to reporters in Parliament, parliamentary leader Lim Kit Siang said that Musa "has lost his sense of priorities" resulting in a rise from 156,315 criminal cases in 2003 to 209,559 last year, an increase of 34 per cent.

The rally had seen the arrest of PJ Utara MP Tony Pua, Selangor exco Ronnie Liu and Kampung Tunku assemblyman Lau Weng San as well as two members of the press and a Catholic parish priest.

Several newspapers reported that a Mat Rempit mob on Jalan Loke Yew beat five people unconscious after in the aftermath of another accident where an off-duty policeman allegedly made an illegal U-turn leading to the death of a motorcyclist and serious injury to five others.

"The police under Musa have got its priorities misplaced and this is illustrated in a most outrageous manner by what happened in the last 24 hours," Lim said, referring to the two events.

"What has Musa to say about the disgraceful mayhem where mob rule imposed a regime of sheer lawlessness without any police presence or intervention?" he said.

The Ipoh Timur MP also poured scorn on Musa's statement in The Star today, where the police chief assured the public "that the security of the country was very much under control" as the crime rate is not expected to increase this year.

"This is like a student who has scored an F7 for a subject last year still being proud he is still getting an F7 this year," Lim rebuked.
          Melaka Travel Video   
Out of a gazillion travel videos in YouTube, there’s not a lot that’s fun to watch. Here’s one that’s looks professionally edited, featuring the best of Melaka, Malaysia in just about 6 minutes: Post from: Let's Visit Asia

Post from: Let's Visit Asia


          Cameron Highlands Malaysia   
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          Election of the Executive Council of UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission   

Member States of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO have elected the new members of the IOC Executive Council. The Executive Council consists of up to 40 Member States, including the six Member States represented by the Chairperson and the five Vice-Chairpersons.

The Executive Council meets every year to review issues and items from on-going work plans, and make preparations for the IOC Assembly, which is the principal organ of the Commission. Sessions of the IOC Assembly are held every two years to establish general policy and the main lines of work of the Commission, including the approval of the IOC Biennial Draft Programme and Budget.

Representation in the IOC Executive Council Electoral Group I can consist of up to 10 seats; Group II of up to 3 seats; Group III of up to 9 seats; Group IV of up to 9 seats; and Group V of up to 9 seats.

The results of the elections are as follows.

Chair

  • Professor Peter Haugan (Norway) Group I

Vice-Chairs

  • Dr Monika Breuch-Moritz (Germany) Group I
  • Dr Alexander Postnov (Russian Federation) Group II
  • Mr Ariel Hernan Troisi (Argentina) Group III
  • Dr Somkiat Khokiattiwong (Thailand) Group IV
  • Dr Ashley Johnson (South Africa) Group V

Seats on the Executive Council

  • Group I: Belgium, Canada, France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Turkey
  • Group II: Bulgaria1
  • Group III: Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Grenada, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay
  • Group IV:2 Australia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Palau, Philippines, Republic of Korea
  • Group V: Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Kenya, Kuwait, Morocco, Oman, Senegal, Tanzania

Each term lasts two years, corresponding to the interval between ordinary sessions of the Assembly. IOC Officers can serve for a maximum of two consecutive terms.

For more information, please contact:

Thorkild Aarup (t.aarup(at)unesco.org)

1 Bulgaria was the only candidate for Group II.
2 Pakistan withdrew its candidacy for a seat in Group IV.


          RA LILUR(KH.KHOLILURRAHMAN)   

RA LILUR(KH.KHOLILURRAHMAN)

Siapa yang tak kenal KH Kholilurrahman. Ra Lilur demikian biasa dipanggil, merupakan ulama yang sering didatangi orang penting negeri ini. Tak itu saja, warga biasa pun sering minta barokah hanya urusan sehari-hari, mulai dari urusan minta hari untuk pernikahan sampai minta obat alternarif, pilkades.

Ra Lilur, demikian masyarakat menyebut kiai ini. Nama lengkapnya KH. Kholilurrahman. Kalau dirunut nasabnya ke atas, ia adalah cicit ulama besar Indonesia, KH Kholil Bin Abd Latief, atau Syaikhona Kholil Bangkalan, atau Mbah Kholil.
Bergelar Syaikhona, karena KH Kholil merupakan guru mayoritas ulama Indonesia.

Masyarakat Madura menilia Ra Lilur dalam maqom jadab. Dalam terminologi sufi (tassawuf), jadab merupakan suatu tahapan untuk mencapai tingkat karamah (keistimewaan) yang biasanya disebut wali.
Namun sebagian masyarakat menilai Ra Lilur adalah sudah mencapai tingkat wali. Mana yang benar? wallahu a'lam. Yang pasti, kiai ini memang luar biasa. Penampilannya yang sangat bersahaja - bahkan jauh di bawah kehidupan normal - membuat hati orang yang melihatnya bergetar. Wajahnya memang memancarkan Nur Ilahi. Ia bagai magnet kehidupan sehingga membuat orang lupa segala gemerlap duniawi. Duh, Gusti, inikah ulama sebenarnya?
Ya, ia zuhud, tak perduli gemerlap duniawi dan tanpa pamrih. Hidupnya hanya untuk Allah, berkelana dari satu tempat ke tempat lain.
Orang yang tak paham bisa jadi mengira ia gila. Maklum, penampilannya apa adanya. Apalagi perilakunya cenderung aneh. Ia kadang hidup di teng`h laut, merendam diri sampai berhari-hari. Namun justru sikapnya inilah yang kemudian mengingatkan orang pada Nabi Khidlir.
Ia seolah mengasingkan dari hiruk pikuk kehidupan yang kian renta, tanpa nurani. Dari tengah-tengah arus gelombang laut itu ia membaca tanda-tanda kehidupan. Apa yang akan terjadi terhadap negeri ini.
"Tamunya beragam, tapi jangan kaget kalau tak kesokan (tidak mau,red), beliau tak mau menemuinya," tegas KH Badrus Sholeh, salah seorang ulama Bangkalan bercerita soal kenyelenehan cicit ulama Bangkalan, KH Syaikhona Mohammad Kholil bin Abdul Latif ini.
Menurut pengakuannya, tak sedikit pejabat penting, mulai regional, Jatim bahkan nasional berusaha menemui kiai yang berpenampilan nyeleneh ini. "Bahkan Pak Imam sebelum pilgub 2003 lalu sowan ke kiai," tegas wakil ketua PCNU Bangkalan ini.
Pengasuh Ponpes Wali Songo, Kwanyar Bangkalan ini melanjutkan ceritanya soal tamu-tamu penting Ra Lilur. Belakangan, orang kepercayaan Abu Rizal Bakri, bos PT Lapindo berusaha sowan ke La Lilur.
Keinginan kuat bos itu bisa ditebak, yakni minta saran agar semburan lumpur yang sangat meresahkan itu bisa dihentikan.
"Namun kiai tak kesokan (tak berhasrat) tamu utusan bos Lapindo itu,"tambahnya.
Kalangan warga biasa tak sedikit ingin sowan ke La Lilur. Mulai urusan mencari rezeki, jodoh sampai ingin agar penyakitnya sembuh.
Ada pengalaman menarik, salah seorang warga pernah sakit tak komplikasi penyakit dalam stadium akut.
Bahkan sang pasien sudah hampir satu bulan opname di salah satu rumah sakit swasta di Surabaya. Karena terapi penyembuhan kedokteran tak ada perkembangan mengembirakan. Salah seorang anggota keluarga pasien memutuskan untuk minta barokah La Lilur. "Kiai memberikan obat maaq dan obat puyer sakit kepala, setelah diminum Alhamdulillah sembuh," tegas Salim, saudara si pasien menjelaskan.





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Ia memang benar-benar misterius. Ia tak menghiraukan pakaian, apalagi harta benda. Ia tak peduli penilaian orang tentang dirinya. Hidupnya hanya untuk Allah, Allah, Allah...
Ia juga jarang - untuk tak mengatakan tak pernah - bergaul dengan orang seperti umumnya ulama masa kini. Ia juga jarang disorot TV, apalagi berebut memberi komentar di koran seperti umumnya "ulama milenium."
Namun begitu ia muncul di tengah keramaian orang, suaranya adalah "sabda." Apa yang diucapkan sering terjadi. Karena itu ia lantas berpesan agar hati-hati.
Namun tak jarang ia bertindak tanpa bicara. Pernah suatu ketika ia tiba-tiba membakar bangunan pondok pesantren yang diasuh KH. Abdullah Schaal Bangkalan Madura. Pesantren yang lokasinya berdekatan dengan masjid Jami' dan alun-alun kota Bangkalan itu pun hangus dilalap api.
Anehnya, Kiai Abdullah Schaal yang dikenal sangat berpengaruh di Bangkalan itu diam saja. Ia tak bereaksi, apalagi marah. Kenapa?


Perilaku Ra Lilur memang mirip Nabi Khidlir. Selain suka bertempat di kawasan berair juga isyaratnya selalu kontroversial. Nabi Khidlir pernah menumpang kapal bersama Nabi Musa. Tiba-tiba ia mengkampak dan membocori kapal yang ia tumpangi. Karuan saja Nabi Musa menegur dan marah. Sudah menumpang kapal secara gratis, kok masih bikin ulah melubangi kapal. Apalagi kapal itu sangat bagus.
Namun kemudian Nabi Musa mengerti isyarat Nabi Khidlir yang aneh itu. Ternyata itu dilakukan Nabi Khidlir justru menyelamatkan kapal tersebut. Karena dalam pelayaran selanjutnya ada beberapa aparat raja dzalim yang merampas kapal yang ditumpangi Nabi Musa dan Khidlir sudah berlubang, meski masih bagus, akhirnya lolos, tak dirampas.
Tampak apa yang dilakukan Ra Lilur itu juga ada kemiripan dengan perilaku aneh Nabi Khidlir.
Buktinya, setelah ia membakar pesantren itu kemudian terjadi peristiwa naas yang menimpa bangsa ini. "Banyak terjadi aksi pembakaran di mana-mana," kata KH. Imam Buchori, ketua PCNU Bangkalan yang juga keponakan Ra Lilur. Aksi anarki pembakaran ini terjadi mengiringi konflik politik yang terus berkepanjangan di negeri ini. Misalnya pembakaran pertokoan, kantor-kantor partai politik, dan banyak lagi. Isyarat Ra Lilur itu kian kongkrit ketika terjadi pembakaran yang dilakukan orang-orang Dayak terhadap gubuk-gubuk orang Madura yang mengungsi dari Sampit dan Sambas.
Tak jelas, apa karena Kiai Abdullah Schaal yang dikenal sang`t berpengaruh di Bangkalan itu paham terhadap keistimewaan Ra Lilur sehingga ia lalu diam saja, meski pondoknya dibakar Ra Lilur. Yang pasti, setelah gubuk santri di pesantrennya dibakar, pesantren Kiai Abdullah Schaal semakin maju pesat. Bilik-bilik santri yang semula berupa gubuk-gubuk kini dibangun mentereng. Bahkan pesantren putri yang menyatu dengan tempat istirahat Kiai Schaal persis hotel. Bangunannya megah dan menjulang tinggi, penuh tingkat. Siapa pun yang tak pernah ke Madura akan mengira bangunan itu hotel, karena memang didesain cukup artistik.
Kiai Abdullah Schaal sendiri tampak sangat hormat terhadap Ra Lilur. Maklum Ra Lilur cenderung misterius dan kontroversial. Apalagi ia memiliki keistimewaan kasyaf luar biasa. Bahkan kabarnya Ra Lilur sering memberi isyarat-isyarat kepada Kiai Abdullah terutama tentang peristiwa-peristiwa yang akan terjadi. Biasanya, kalau menyangkut persoalan besar, Ra Lilur minta Kiai Abdullah Schaal hati-hati.
Yang menarik, sinyal Mega akan jadi Presiden pun sudah terdeteksi Ra Lilur sejak awal. Isyaratnya waktu itu sangat aneh. Apa? Ikuti besok!


Isyarat ala Nabi Khidlir yang dilakukan Ra Lilur memang luar biasa. Lebih-lebih bila menyangkut peristiwa politik nasional. Selain selalu tepat isyarat itu juga terjadi pada peristiwa-peristiwa besar nasional. Yang menarik, isyarat itu tidak disampaikan dalam bentuk kata-kata atau ramalan. Melainkan melalui perilaku aneh. Jadi, ia tak pernah membuat pernyataan, apalagi prediksi. Justru itulah hebatnya.
Semua isyarat itu hanya tampak dalam perilakunya yang nyeleneh. Ia sendiri bahkan tampak tak peduli. Maklum, ia tak punya kepentingan sama sekali dengan urusan duniawi, apalagi peristiwa-peristiwa nasional.
Tampaknya tingkah anehnya itu semata transfer dari Tuhan begitu saja. Bahkan bisa jadi ia sendiri tak menyadarinya. Buktinya, ia tak pernah melontarkan kata-kata. Kalau ada peristiwa besar yang akan terjadi hanya perilakunya saja yang tiba-thba aneh. Seolah semua perilakunya menjadi radar peristiwa masa depan.
Benarkah? Ini bisa dilihat pada perilaku anehnya ketika Gus Dur akan jatuh dan diganti Megawati. Isyarat itu muncul sekitar akhir tahun 2000. Jadi jatuh sebelum Gus Dur benar-benar jatuh. Saat itu perilaku aneh Ra Lilur muncul secara tak terduga. Ia tiba-tiba selalu diikuti dan ditempel oleh istrinya (nyai) kemanapun pergi. Mau pergi kemanapun, ia terus dibuntuti oleh sang bu nyai.
Menurut keterangan tiga haddam (penjaga rumah) Ra Lilur di Desa Banyu Buneh Banjar dan Pakaan Dajah Kecamatan Galis, saat itu Ra Lilur selalu tidur satu kamar dengan istrinya. Namun anehnya, Ra Lilur tidak tidur dalam satu tempat tidur (lencak, bahasa Madura). Ia tidur terpisah dengan istrinya, meski dalam satu kamar. Lebih aneh lagi, istrinya tidur diatas ranjang, sedangkan Ra Lilur malah selalu tidur di tanah. "Jadi, Ra Lilur tidur di bawah, sedang istri beliau di atas," jelas KH. Imam Buchori, keponakan Ra Lilur, kepada Taufiqurrahman, wartawan HARIAN BANGSA di Bangkalan Madura. Lalu apa makna perilaku nyeleneh Ra Lilur itu? Jawabannya sangat jelas. Bahwa di Indonesia akhirnya terjadi pergantian kepemimpinan, dari Presiden pria, yakni Gus Dur, ke Presiden wanita, Megawati.
Isyarat ini masih bisa dirinci lagi dalam kontek kekeluargaan. Yaitu terjadi pergantian kepemimpinan dari Presiden ke Wakil Presiden. Bukankah istri hakikatnya adalah wakil atau pembantu suami dalam keluarga? Namun yang lebih jelas, tentunya, perilaku aneh itu merupakan isyarat pergantian kepemimpinan dari pria ke pemimpin wanita. "Terlepas benar atau salah, banyak kalangan yang memprediksi isyarat tersebut berkaitan dengan kursi presiden," jelas Kiai Imam Buchori yang sehari-harinya aktif sebagai ketua PCNU Bangkalan.
Sayangnya, waktu itu tak ada yang tanggap terhadap isyarat yang terjadi lewat perilaku aneh Ra Lilur itu. Tak jelas, apakah karena masyarakat kurang peka atau karena isyarat aneh itu hanya diketahui kalangan terbatas. Yang pasti, isyarat itu cukup nyata dan jelas.
Masih banyak isyarat lain dari Ra Lilur yang berhubungan dengan peristiwa nasional. Apa itu?


Isyarat yang muncul dari Ra Lilur tampaknya memang bukan berasal dari kemauan pribadi. Lalu dari mana? Bisa jadi "titipan" Allah. Buktinya, isyarat itu lebih sering muncul dari perilaku aneh ketimbang kata-kata.
Isyarat dengan perilaku memang cenderung lebih obyektif. Sebaliknya, isyarat melalui kata-kata selalu subyektif, bercampur nafsu pribadi. Bahkan bisa jadi ditambah-tambahi. Karena itu mudah dipahami jika isyarat-isyarat yang muncul melalui perilaku aneh Ra Lilur sering terjadi pada kemudian hari.
Yang menarik, perilaku aneh Ra Lilur sering tak masuk akal. Menjelang pemilu 1999, misalnya, Ra Lilur tiba-tiba mengenakan pakaian aneh. Cicit ulama besar Syaikhona Kholil Bangkalan itu mengenakan pakaian serba merah. Bajunya berwarna merah. Begitu ikat kepalanya, berwarna merah. Lebih unik lagi, ia memakai sarung wanita yang juga berwarna merah. "Pakaian itu dikenakan pada menjelang Pemilu," tutur KH. Im`m Buchori, keponakan Ra Lilur kepada Taufiqurrahman, wartawan H@RIAN BANGSA di Bangkalan.
Ternyata isyarat itu kemudian terbukti. PDIP yang warna kebesarannya merah menjadi pemenang Pemilu.
Apakah Ra Lilur pendukung PDIP? Tentu saja tidak. Kalau ia memakai pakaian serba merah semata ingin menunjukkan bahwa pemenang pemilu 1999 adalah PDIP. Ra Lilur malah berasal dari keluarga fanatik NU dan PKB. Bahkan semua anggota keluarganya pengurus dan warga PKB. Begitu juga keluarga ndalem Ra Lilur, baik dari haddam (pembantu) sampai keluarga intinya, pendukung berat PKB.
Ini lagi-lagi menunjukkan bahwa isyarat melalui perilaku cenderung obyektif. Buktinya, betapapun Ra Lilur berasal d`ri PKB ternyata malah berpakaian serba merah untuk menunjukkan peristiwa yang akan terjadi.
Kecenderungan Ra Lilur berperilaku seperti Nabi Khidlir memang cukup tinggi. Akibatnya, masyarakat cenderung tak paham. Bahkan ada yang nggrundel menyalahkan. Mereka baru sadar setelah peristiwa itu terjadi kemudahan. Ini terjadi juga ketika Ra Lilur membakar pondok pesantren yang diasuh KH. Abdullah Schaal. Seperti dilaporkan HARIAN BANGSA kemarin, Ra Lilur tiba-tiba membakar pondok pesantren.
Pesantren (PP) Syaikhona Kholil Demangan Barat Bangkalan. Karuan saja masyarakat geger. Karena dalam pandangan masyarakat umum, hanya orang gila yang berani membakar pondok pesantren. Apalagi, masyarakat Bangkalan sangat fanatik terhadap dunia pesantren. Kala itu memang belum diketahui siapa orang yang berani membakar pesantren milik Kiai Abdullah yang terkenal sangat kharismatis di Bangkalan itu.
Aparat keamanan pun kewalahan. Mereka langsung mencari siapa sebenarnya pelaku pembakaran itu. Namun, belum sempat tahu siapa pelakunya, KH. Amin Imron (kini almarhum) langsung mencegatnya. "Sudah biar saja Pak, yang bakar pondok itu keponakan saya sendiri kok," kata Kiai Amin, ayah anggota DPR Fuad Amin.
Mendengar itu polisi langsung balik kucing. Begitu juga Kiai Abdullah Schaal. Ia tenang-tenang saja. Kiai yang sangat dihormati masyarakat Madura itu bahkan hanya senyum-senyum saja.
Memang. Peristiwa pembakaran pesantren yang terjadi pada 1979 itu ternyata menyimpan isyarat penuh misteri. Meski demikian, kala itu muncul ramalan bahwa suatu hari nanti akan berdiri bangunan pesantren setinggi ujung bara api, bekas pembakaran. Tinggi api ketika pesantren itu dibakar setinggi pohon kelapa.
Ternyata benar. Kini berdiri bangunan berlantai 7 mirip hotel. Pesantren itu untuk menampung para santri yang terus membludak dari tahun ke tahun. Pada tahun 1970, misalnya jumlah santri hanya berkisar 20 sampai 30 orang.
"Itu pun hanya santri putra," tutur Kiai Imam Buchori. Kini santri pesantren itu telah mencapai ratusan terdiri terdiri dari santri putera dan puteri.


Banyak sekali kisah tak masuk akal disaksikan banyak orang tentang Ra Lilur. Suatu ketika ia bersama banyak orang masuk hutan. Kala itu bulan puasa. Begitu tiba di dalam hutan ternyata adzan maghrib bergema. Orang-orang bingung. Sebab tak ada makanan sama sekali untuk buat buka. Ra Lilur mengisyaratkan agar tak resah. Benar. Tanpa diduga tiba-tiba terhampar tikar semacam permadani. Yang menakjubkan, di atas tikar itu tersedia berbagai macam makanan. Karuan saja orang-orang itu heran. Meski demikian mereka tetap saja lahap berbuka puasa.
Peristiwa aneh lain terjadi pada seorang dokter dari Malaysia. Dokter ini sengaja datang untuk menemui cicit Syaikhona Kholil tersebut. Tak jelas, dari mana dokter itu kenal nama Ra Lilur.
Dokter itu bersama seseorang yang bertindak sebagai pengantar. Dokter itu kemudian diajak Ra Lilur masuk ke dalam bilik rumahnya. Di situ terjadi pembicaraan cukup lama, sekitar satu jam. Sehingga pengantar dokter itu mengaku capek menunggu di luar. Apa yang dibicarakan? Menurut pengakuan sang dokter, Ra Lilur ternyata menguasai ilmu kedokteran secara luar biasa. Semua ilmu kedokteran dia pahami. "Saya belajar puluhan tahun, tidak seperti ilmu yang dimiliki beliau," kata sang dokter.
Yang membuat si dokter kaget, Ra Lilur memberikan sebuah foto berukuran poscard dengan pakaian putih lengkap dengan stetoskop tergantung di leher. Sang dokter heran menerima foto Ra Lilur. "Kalau dipikir, kapan beliau berpose seperti itu."
Keanehan Ra Lilur memang telah banyak yang menyaksikan. Habib Ali Zainal Abidin Bin Anis Al Muchdor mengaku pernah menyaksikan keajaiban Ra Lilur. Kepada Yudi Eko Purnomo, wartawan HARIAN BANGSA di Mojojerto, Habib ini bercerita banyak tentang Ra Lilur. Habib kelahiran Jember 33 tahun lalu itu berkisah tentang Ra Lilur di kediamannya di kawasan Jalan Empunala Mojokerto.
Tiga tahun lalu, tutut Habib, dirinya bersama istrinya, MN Hidayah, melanglang buana. Ia penasaran ingin bertemu Ra Lilur. Ketika sampai di kediaman kiai nyentrik itu ia diterima ajudan Ra Lilur. Ia mengutarakan maksud kedatangannya. Namun Ra Lilur tak langsung menerima begitu saja. "Kiai tidak bisa menemuinya sekarang," tolak sang ajudan.
Ra Lilur, pada waktu itu memang banyak menerima tamu-tamu ulama dan masyarakat di rumahnya. Habib semakin penasaran. Karena itu si Habib tak langsung pergi meninggalkan rumah itu. Sambil merenung, ia bersikeras bagaimana caranya bertemu. Ia kemudian pergi ke sebelah samping rumah tersebut. Saat berjalan di bawah rimbun bambu, ia teringat pesan salah satu gurunya. "Raya kemudian mengamalkan perintah. Waktu itu saya segera membaca Al-Fatihah, saya tujukan kepada Nabi Muhammad SAW, para wali, dan Syaikhona Kholil Bangkalan.
Bacaan saya tutup dengan permintaan saya, kalau kamu - Ra Lilur - memang cucu Kiai Kholil, keluarlah," tutur Habib.
Masyaallah. Tak disangka, seketika itu juga pundak Habib ada yang menepuk. Karuan saja Habib terkejut. Lebih terkejut lagi Habib menoleh. Ternyata yang menepuk itu Ra Lilur.
"Saya terkejut bukan main, usai membaca Al-Fatihah, mendadak pundak saya ditepuk Ra Lilur, yang sudah berdiri tepat dibelakang saya," kenangnya.
Habib semakin tak percaya ketika tiba-tiba Ra Lilur berkata, " Sudah lama kita tak bertemu. Kamu yang saya tunggu beberapa hari ini." Padahal Habib Ali merasa tak pernah bertemu dengan Ra Lilur.
Setelah itu Ra Lilur mengajak Habib duduk di atas gubug di tengah sawah.
Saat itu mereka ditemani salah satu ajudan Ra Lilur. Namun tiba-tiba keanehan muncul lagi.
Karena mendadak diantara Ra Lilur dan Habib tersedia susu. Padahal tak ada pelayan yang mengantarkan. Ajudan yang tadi menemani juga tak beranjak pergi.
"Silakan susunya diminum," kata Ra Lilur seolah tak terjadi apa-apa.


Lalu apa saja keanehan Ra Lilur yang lain? Berikut laporan Taufiqurrahman, wartawan HARIAN BANGSA di Bangkalan Madura.
Sampai kini Ra Lilur kabarnya masih sering terlihat berendam di air. Tak jelas, apakah ini suatu bagian dari tirakat, atau memang digerakkan begitu saja oleh Tuhan. Yang pasti, kebiasaan Ra Lilur berendam di tengah laut ini tergolong tirakat tingkat tinggi. Siapa sih yang mau kedinginan di tengah laut. Apalagi pada malam hari. Belum lagi gangguan-gangguan hewan baik kecil maupun yang buas. Karena itu tirakat jenis ini hanya bisa dilakukan makhluk Allah yang memiliki kemalpuan fisik dan jiwa luar biasa.
Namun bagi Ra Lilur itu tampaknya sangat sepele. Maklum, ia telah mencapai tingkat gila Tuhan. Nah, kegilaannya terhadap Allah itulah yang menyebabkan ia kebal dan tak merasakan apa-apa, terutama dari segi fisik. Yang bergelora dalam jasad dan jiwanya hanyalah Allah, Allah, Allah... Ia memang benar-benar telah gila Tuhan.
Cukup banyak orang yang menyaksikan Ra Lilur berendam di tengah laut, meski ia sendiri tak pernah menghiraukan sorotan masyarakat. Bahkan suatu ketika pernah terjadi peristiwa menarik yang dialami para nelayan ikan. Kala itu seorang nelayan di Kecamatan Sepulu sontak kaget. Karena jaring yang ia tebar di tengah laut tiba-tiba terasa berat ketika diangkat. Dengan harap-harap cemas ia menarik jaringnya. Dalam pikirannya, ini pasti ikan besar. Namun betapa ia tertegun begitu jaring itu berhasil diangkat ke atas. Masyaallah, ternyata bukan ikan, melainkan tubuh manusia. Yang lebih mengagetkan lagi, ternyata tubuh itu adalah tubuh Ra Lilur yang sedang membujur. Kontan nelayan itu menceburkan kembali tubuh Ra Lilur ke laut.
Si nelayan terus tertegun. Ia tak habis pikir. Bagaimana mungkin tubuh manusia berendam dalam air sekian lama, apalagi itu jelas tubuh Ra Lilur. Sejenak ia sempat menduga, jangan-jangan Ra Lilur telah meninggal karena tenggelam di laut. Tapi dugaan nelayan itu meleset. Karena Ra Lilur sehat wal-afiat, tubuhnya tetap segar bugar sampai kini.
Menyaksikan kenyataan itu si nelayan semakin percaya betapa Ra Lilur itu waliyullah (kekasih Allah). Apalagi, sejak peristiwa itu hasil tangkapan nelayan tersebut langsung melimpah. Bahkan, setiap kali turun melaut, hasil tangkapannya lebih banyak dari pada nelayan lainnya. Ia pun yakin bahwa dirinya telah mendapat barakah. Yakni terus bertambahnya kebaikan. Bukankah sebagian orang menyebut barakah sebagai zidayatul khoir (semakin bertambahnya kebaikan)?


Dalam terminologi ilmu sufi ada empat jenis keistimewaan yang diberikan kepada manusia. Pertama, mukjizat. Mukjizat ini hanya diberikan kepada para Nabi. Seperti kita pahami, bentuk mukjizat bermacam-macam. Umumnya tak masuk akal. Misalnya, dari jari Nabi Muhammad tiba-tiba bisa memancar air dan sebagainya.
Kedua, karamah. Karamah ini diberikan kepada manusia istimewa di bawah Nabi. Jadi diberikan kepada orang tertentu yang memang disayang Tuhan. Karena itu mereka disebut wali (kekasih Allah). Wali sebenarnya tak bisa dideteksi. Bahkan dalam ajaran sufi disebutkan bahwa tak ada yang bisa mengetahui wali kecuali sesama wali. Karena itu kalau tiba-tiba ada orang mengaku wali patut diragukan.
Ketiga, mau'nah. Yaitu keistimewaan untuk orang biasa. Jadi orang biasa, tapi punya keistimewaan tertentu. Misalnya, bisa terbang atau sejenisnya.
Keempat, istidraj. Keistimewaan ini diberikan kepada orang-orang yang menentang Allah. Jadi orang-orang yang sesat pun oleh Allah diberi keistimewaan. Hanya saja keistimewaan itu hakikatnya sekedar untuk memanjakan mereka (me-lulu-bahasa Jawa). Karena kelak di akhirat ia akan disiksa habis-habisan.
Lalu bagaimana dengan Ra Lilur? Wallahu a'lam. Tapi kalau dilihat dari keluarbiasaan kehidupan sehari-harinya ia memang telah memasuki proses wali. Atau paling tidak, ia masuk dalam kategori jadab, yakni orang gila Allah yang masuk tahapan menuju proses wali.
Buktinya, ia sudah tak peduli masalah duniawi. Ia total kepada Allah melalui proses spiritual kontroversial. Diantaranya berendam di air laut siang malam. Maka mudah dipahami jika ia memiliki mukasafah (kemampuan meneropong masalah yang akan terjadi) cukup tinggi. Bahkan untuk melihat peristiwa yang akan terjadi pada masa datang seolah melihat di balik tirai saja.
Isyarat-isyarat Ra Lilur memang banyak yang terjadi. Lalu bagaimana tentang kondisi negara ini? Ternyata ketika ditanya tentang kondisi negara Ra Lilur serta merta menangis. "Beliau mengajak berdo'a. Dalam do'anya, beliau menangis prihatin," tutur Ali Zainal Abidin Bin Anis, seorang kiai dari Jember.
Seperti diberitakan HARIAN BANGSA sebelumnya, Habib ini pernah datang ke Ra Lilur, namun tak ditemui langsung. Ra Lilur baru keluar menemui setelah Habib mengirimkan surat Al-Fatihah kepada Nabi Muhammad, para wali dan Syaikhona Kholil Bangkalan, buyut Ra Lilur.
Menurut Habib, Ra Lilur menyatakan bahwa dalam kondisi multikrisis ini banyak wali menyembunyikan diri. Meski begitu, ia dengan memakai bahasa Arab sempat mengungkapkan kebanggaannya karena di Indonesia masih banyak orang bermunajat, ingat Allah.

Kemudian Ra Lilur - dengan bahasa Madura - mengajak Habib makan.
Ra Lilur segera beranjak meninggalkan gubug, tempat mereka duduk di tengah sawah. Ra Lilur tampaknya menyiapkan makanan sendiri. Tentu saja Habib penasaran. Masak seorang kiai terhormat mau menyiapkan makanan sendiri. Habib penasaran. Karena itu ia mengendap-ngendap berusaha mengintip apa yang diperbuat Ra Lilur. Ia terus membuntuti tuan rumah tersebut. Ra Lilur ternyata terus berjalan menuju sebuah gubug mirip kandang. Anehnya, hanya dalam sekejap ia sudah keluar membawakan masakan ala Timur Tengah. Yaitu sedandang nasi kebuli. Ini luar biasa, pikir Habib. "Bayangkan, sekian banyak porsi makanan disiapkannya dalam tempo sekian menit," katanya. Namun Habib mengaku tak nafsu makan. Ia lebih banyak terpaku heran. "Ya, saya terlalu banyak disuguhi kejadian tak masuk akal," kata Habib kepada Yudi Eko Purnomo, wartawan HARIAN BANGSA di Mojokerto.
Apalagi sebelumnya juga terjadi peristiwa aneh. Ketika itu Habib sedang berbincang-bincang dengan Ra Lilur. Nah, pada saat asyik ngobrol itu rokok si Habib habis. Anehnya, ketika itu juga tiba-tiba tangan Ra Lilur memegang rokok kesukaan Habib. Di tangan Ra Lilur ada sebungkus rokok. Lebih aneh lagi, rokok itu baru dibuat dua hari sebelumnya. Itu tampak dari nomer register rokok tersebut.
"Saya tiap kali beli rokok, memang selalu melihat nomer register, kapan rokok itu dibuat." kata Habib.


Perilaku aneh Ra Lilur tidak hanya terjadi pada persoalan-persoalan negara, tapi juga berkaitan dengan orang kampung. Suatu ketika seorang penduduk di desa terpencil kehilangan sapi. Ia sedih karena sapi itu merupakan satu-satunya harta yang paling berharga bagi keluarganya.
Karena ingin sapinya kembali, dia sowan ke kediaman Ra Lilur. Maksudnya untuk minta barokah agar sapinya bisa kembali lagi.
Kebetulan waktu itu Ra Lilur sedang berada di rumah. Ia langsung ditemui oleh kiai nyentrik itu. Padahal, tamu yang hendak sowan ke Ra Lilur, biasanya baru bisa ketemu minimal setelah tiga kali sowan. Tapi, kali ini aneh. Ra Lilur malah dengan senang hati membantu orang yang malang itu. Lalu apa yang dilakukan Ra Lilur ketika diminta barokah agar sapi orang itu kembali lagi? Lagi-lagi Ra Lilur bertindak tak masuk akal.
Warga yang kehilangan seekor sapi itu diberi pil mencret atau murus. Tentu saja orang itu bingung dan dongkol. "Orang kehilangan sapi kok diberi obat murus. Ini sungguh tak masuk akal," kata orang yang kehilangan sapi itu tak habis pikir. Namun sebelum pulang pil itu tetap diminum sesuai petunjuk Ra Lilur. Meski demikian ia tetap saja pikirannya tak bisa menerima.
Ia kemudian pulang. Di tengah perjalanan menuju rumahnya, tiba-tiba perutnya mules. Tanpa pikir panjang ia lantas pergi ke sungai untuk membuang hajat.
Ajaib, ternyata setelah buang hajat, dia melihat beberapa ekor sapi ditambatkan di semak-semak di sekitar sungai itu. Ketika diperiksa, salah satu sapi yang ditambatkan itu adalah miliknya. Ia girang bukan main. Namun di balik kegirangan itu ia juga merasa berdosa. Ia gelo karena hatinya sempat dongkol pada Ra Lilur ketika diberi obat murus.
Keajaiban Ra Lilur memang sering dalam bentuk perilaku tak masuk akal. Ini mirip peristiwa-peristiwa Nabi Khidlir ketika melakukan perjalanan bersama Nabi Musa. Tiba-tiba Nabi Khidlir mencekik seseorang anak yang sedang main. Karuan saja Nabi Musa kaget. Ia menegur Nabi Khidlir. Namun Nabi Khidlir mengingatkan bahwa sejak awal Nabi Musa memang tak akan kuat melakukan perjalanan bersama Nabi yang suka tinggal di kawasan berair itu. Nabi Musa pun diam.
Mereka kemudian kembali melakukan perjalanan. Sampai di tengah jalan mereka haus.
Mereka kemudian minta air ke orang kampung untuk menghilangkan rasa hausnya itu. Tapi orang-orang di kampung tersebut tak satu pun yang mau memberi air. Anehnya, Nabi Khidlir ketika menyaksikan bangunan tua di kampung itu tiba-tiba memperbaikinya. Nabi Musa heran, kenapa Nabi Khidlir mau memperbaiki bangunan di kampung itu, padahal masyarakatnya sangat pelit, minta air saja tak mau mengasih.
Karena itu ia menegur lagi. "Iya, kan kamu tak akan kuat melakukan perjalanan bersama saya," kata Nabi Khidlir lagi mengingatkan Nabi Musa.
Setelah sampai di suatu tempat Nabi Khidlir menjelaskan tentang perilaku anehnya itu. "Saya bunuh anak itu karena nanti kalau sudah besar ia akan menjadi orang jahat, durhaka pada Allah," kata Nabi Khidlir.
Lalu kenapa mau memperbaiki fedung di masyarakat yang pelit? "Karena di bawah bangunan itu ada harta anak yatim yang kelak bisa diambil. Karena itu gedungnya harus tetap terawat," katanya.


Habib Ali Zainal Abidin termasuk orang yang banyak menyaksikan peristiwa ajaib tentang Ra Lilur. Maklum, ia ketika bertamu sempat tak ditemui oleh Ra Lilur. Namun begitu baca fatihah - seperti dilaporkan dalam edisi lalu - Ra Lilur langsung muncul. Ra Lilur yang cicit ulama terkenal Syaikhona Kholil itu serta merta mengajak Habib berbincang akrab. Namun justru karena banyak peristiwa ajaib itulah selera makan Habib langsung hilang. Karena itu ketika Ra Lilur menyuguhkan makanan ia menolak. "Saya masih kenyang kiai," kata Habib kepada Yudi Eko Purnomo, wartawan HARIAN BANGSA di Mojokerto. Ra Lilur tak tersinggung. Ia malah tersenyum.
Habib merasa kenyang karena selain sudah banyak disuguhi keajaiban-keajaiban juga proses makanan yang dikeluarkan itu tak wajar. Ra Lilur - seperti diberitakan edisi lalu - hanya sebentar masuk dapur. Namun tiba-tiba nasi kebuli, masakan khas Timur Tengah itu, sudah siap santap. Karena itu hati Habib curiga, jangan-jangan makanan itu berasal dari haddam sejenis jin. Namun belum selesai Habib menuntaskan kecurigaannya itu tiba-tiba Ra Lilur berkata, "Ini dari Allah." Karuan saja Habib kaget. Ia malu sehingga wajahnya merah.
Habib semakin penasaran ketika Ra Lilur menyinggung istrinya, Ny MN Hidayah. "Disela-sela obrolan selama empat jam tersebut Ra Lilur menanyakan keadaan istri saya selama ditinggal merantau. Ia tahu, selama ini istri saya selalu tinggal sendiri di rumah, meski dia bekerja di PT Askes Kota Mojokerto," tutur Habib semakin terbata-bata.
Yang membuat Habib semakin heran ketika Ra Lilur menyebut alamat rumahnya secara lengkap baik di Pamekasan maupun di Jember. "Padahal, sekali lagi, beliau sama sekali tidak pernah tahu saya, apalagi alamat saya. Itu membuat saya heran," katanya.
Kemampuan menebak gerak hati lawan bicara itu memang sering ditunjukkan para wali. KH. Abdul Hamid Pasuruan, misalnya, kerap menunjukkan peristiwa aneh seperti itu. Semasa hidup kiai ini pernah kedatangan KH. Yusuf Hasyim (Pak Ud), putera pendiri NU Hadratussyaikh Hasyim Asy'ari. Saat itu Pak Ud - yang sehari-harinya aktif sebagai pengasuh pesantren Tebuireng Jomban itu - bersama tokoh NU KH. Munasir. Begitu Pak Ud datang Kiai Hamid langsung menyongsong. Kiai Hamid bahkan sempat merangkul Pak Ud. Akibatnya, Kiai Munasir seolah terabaikan. Nah, saat itulah dalam hati Kiai Munasir secara tak sengaja menggerutu. "Ya, wajar kalau Pak Ud diperlakukan (dihormati, red) seperti itu. Sebab Pak Ud putera macan (Kiai Hasyim Asy'ari, red). Jadi macan ketemu macan," kata Kiai Munasir dalam hati.
Ternyata tanpa diduga Kiai Hamid langsung berbalik ke arah Kiai Munasir. "Jangan begitu. Manusia itu sama saja. Ayo," kata Kiai Hamid sembari merangkul Kiai Munasir. Karuan saja Kiai Munasir terkejut. Ia tak menyangka gerundelan dalam hatinya diketahui oleh Kiai Munasir.
Menurut Habib, Ra Lilur sering menunjukkan firasat-firasat aneh sehingga orang tak habis pikir. Misalnya menangis. Habib menuturkan, jika Ra Lilur menangis, berarti ada kaum aulia (wali) wafat. Ra Lilur menangis karena jika wali meninggal berarti syiar Islam berkurang. Selain itu dunia kehilangan 'pahlawan' penyebar agama.

Ra Lilur, Ulama Jadab Mirip Nabi Khidlir (10)
Di Kepala Kiai Ada Nasi ketika Jadi Imam Shalat

Perilaku aneh yang ditampakkan Ra Lilur tampaknya memang berkaitan dengan leluhurnya yang memang wali. Syaikhona Kholil Bangkalan, buyut Ra Lilur juga dikenal berperilaku aneh-aneh. Kiai Kholil dikenal sebagai ahli nahwu (gramatika Arab). Konon, ketika masih kecil Kiai Kholil sudah menunjukkan tanda-tanda aneh. Suatu ketika ia shalat berjama'ah bersama para santri dan kiainya. Seperti biasa, yang jadi imam adalah kiainya. Namun tiba-tiba Kholil kecil tertawa terbahak-bahak. Usai shalat kiainya memarahi Kholil. "Orang lagi shalat kamu malah tertawa. Apa maumu," bentak sang kiai.
Kholil menjawab enteng. "Sewaktu kiai shalat tadi saya lihat ada nasi dh atas kopyah kiai, karena itu saya tertawa," jawab Kholil.
Seketika kiainya kaget sekaligus malu. Ia sadar bahwa shalatnya tak khusuk karena ingin cepat-cepat pergi menghadiri kenduri. Sejak itu kiainya mulai menaruh perhatian besar pada Kholil. Ia sadar bahwa diantara santrinya ada yang punya kemampuan luar biasa. Yakni punya kasafah.
Dugaan kiai itu betul. Kholil kemudian berkembang menjadi kiai besar. Bahkan menjadi kiai hampir seantero Jawa, karena kiai-kiai besar di Jawa adalah santri atau pernah nyantri pada Kiai Kholil.
Keanehan Kiai Kholil terus terjadi ketika sudah kesohor. Suatu ketika Hadratussyaikh Hasyim Asy'ari mau nyantri ke pesantren yang diasuh Kiai Kholil di Bangkalan. Kiai Hasyim yang waktu itu masih muda langsung dites. Kiai yang kemudian menjadi pendiri NU itu, konon, disuruh naik ke atas pohon bambu. Sementara Kiai Kholil terus mengawasi dari bawah sembari memberi isyarat agar terus naik sampai ke puncak. Kiai Hasyim terus naik sesuai perintah gurunya itu. Ia tak peduli apakah pohon bambu itu melur atau bagaimana. Yang jelas, ia hanya patuh pada perintah kiainya.
Anehnya, begitu sampai di puncak Kiai Kholil mengisyaratkan agar Kiai Hasyim meloncat ke bawah. Tanpa pikir panjang Kiai Hasyim langsung meloncat. Ternyata ia selamat.
Yang menarik, dua kiai besar ini sama-sama tawadhu' alias rendah hati. Mereka sama-sama saling berguru. Kiai Hasyim terkenal sebagai ahli hadits. Biasanya Kiai Hasyim mengajarkan hadits itu pada santri sebulan penuh bila bulan puasa. Ternyata Kiai Kholil, meski dikenal sebagai guru Kiai Hasyim, ikut juga jadi santri. Ia tak gengsi memperdalam ilmu meski kepada muridnya sendiri. Sebaliknya, ia malah sangat menghormati Kiai Hasyim.
Tradisi tawadhu' (rendah hati) itu ternyata terus menurun ke generasi berikutnya. Gus Dur - cucu Kiai Hasyim - sangat menghormati keturunan Kiai Kholil. Begitu juga KH. Fuad Amin - cicit Kiai Kholil - sangat menghormati keturunan Kiai Hasyim.
"Kalau saya salaman mencium tangan Gus Dur langsung ditarik," tutur Fuad Amin.

Ra Lilur, Ulama Jadab Mirip Nabi Khidlir (11)
Gagal Temui Nabi Khidlir, Bertekad Mengembara

Ra Lilur memang berasal dari keluarga sufi. Dalam arti, leluhurnya dikenal dekat dengan Nabi Khidlir. Karena itu mudah dipahami jika keajaiban-keajaiban Ra Lilur mirip dengan perilaku Nabi Khidlir.
KH. Imron, kakek Ra Lilur, konon, pernah ditemui Nabi Khidlir, Kiai Imron adalah putera Syaikhona Kholil Abdul Latif Bangkalan.
Kala itu Nabi Khidlir menjelma sebagai orang berpenyakit yang menjijikkan. Orang itu kemudian minta gendong pada Kiai Imron. Namun Kiai Imron menolak. Karena menolak orang itu lantas minta gendong ke Hadratussyahkh Hasyim Asy'ari yang waktu itu masih mondok di pesantren Kiai Kholil.
Kiai Hasyim menggendong hampir sampai ke pesantren. Menjelang sampai ke pesantren orang itu minta diturunkan. Orang tersebut kemudian berkata," Sampaikan kepada Kiai Imron, saya ini Nabi Khidlir." Setelah itu orang tersebut lenyap.
Begitu kabar disampaikan, Kiai Imron terkejut. Ia menyesal telah menolak menggendong orang berpenyakit itu yang tak lain adalah Nabi Khidlir. Sejak itu, kabarnya, Kiai Imron bertekad untuk mencari Nabi Khidlir. Ia terus mengembara untuk mencari Nabi Khidlir.
Kasus seperti Kiai Imron ini memang banyak terjadi. Seseorang pernah ingin bertemu Nabi Khidlir. Ia datang kepada kiai yang dikenal wali. Orang tersebut kemudian disuruh pergh ke trotoar gedung bioskop. Namun begitu sampai di tempat yang ditunjuk. Ternyata Nabi Khidlir tak ada. Orang tersebut kemudian kembali ke rumah sang kiai. Ia melaporkan bahwa di depan gedung bioskop itu tak ada Nabi Khidlir. Yang ada hanya orang jual bakso.
Lalu apa kata sang kiai? "Ya, itu Nabi Khidlir. Yang menjelma jadi tukang bakso itu," kata kiai itu. Kontan saja orang sudah lama ingin bertemu Nabi Khidlir itu gelo.
Konon, KH. Abdul Hamid Pasuruan yang dikenal sebagai wali itu sering didatangi orang yang ingin bertemu dengan Nabi Khidlir. Suatu ketika ia kedatangan tamu yang ngotot mau bertemu Nabi Khidlir. Kiai Hamid lantas minta orang itu datang kembali besok.
Karena mem`ng sangat ingin melihat Nabi Khidlir, orang tersebut datang seperti perintah Kiai Hamid. Ia lantas duduk di sela-sela tamu yang banyak. Kiai Hamid terus asyik bercakap-cakap dengan para tamunya. Kemudian para tamu itu pulang sehingga tinggal orang yang ingin bertemu Nabi Khidlir itu.
"Kiai, mana Nabi Khidlirnya," katanya tak sabar setelah menunggu tak muncul-muncul.
"Lho, tadi sewaktu kamu ke sini ada orang nggak di depan?" tanya Kiai Hamid.
"Ada, tapi orang membersihkan got," kata orang itu jujur.
"Ya, itu tadi Nabi Khidlir," jelas Kiai Hamid. Karuan saja orang itu terkejut. Ia tak menyangka orang yang ia sepelekan tadi ternyata Nabi Khidlir.

Ra Lilur, Ulama Jadab Mirip Nabi Khidlir (12)
Nangis Ngguguk, Ulama Kejar Harta, Telantarkan Fakir Miskin

Belum ada informasi jelas tentang pendidikan Ra Lilur. Tapi ia menguasai bahasa Arab. Kehidupan Ra Lilur memang agak berbeda dengan keluarga Syaikhona Kholil lainnnya yang pendidikannya jelas. KH. Abdullah Schaal, saudara Ra Lilur, misalnya, sejak kecil nyantri secara teratur. Kemudian mengasuh pesantren warisan Syaikhona Kholil. Karena itu pesantren yang terletak di kota Bangkalan itu dinamakan Pesantren Syaikhona Kholil. Pesantren inilah yang pernah dibakar oleh Ra Lilur.
Ra Lilur sejak muda dikabarkan suka mengembara. Ia sering tak jelas dimana tempatnya. Ia hanya muncul ketika mau mengabarkan peristiwa-peristiwa penting yang akan terjadi. Untuk proses penyampaian kabar itu ia kadang datang kepada Kiai Abdullah Schaal. "Biasanya ia minta agar Kiai Abdullah hati-hati," ujar salah seorang keluarga Kiai Abdullah kepada HARIAN BANGSA. Setelah itu ia kembali ke kediamannya. Atau meneruskan laku-nya, merendam diri di tengah laut.
Yang menarik, di kediaman Ra Lilur cukup banyak tamu berkunjung. Di depan tamunya - terutama yang khusus - ia kadang bercerita tentang peristiwa-peristiwa penting. Misalnya tentang ulama yang kini mulai lebih suka mengejar-ngejar harta ketimbang memikirkan nasib umat. Cicit Syaikhona Kholil itu bahkan menangis sampai ngguguk ketika bicara tentang ulama yang hanya mengejar harta. "Kalau ulama sudah lupa kepada kedudukannya dan mencintai harta serta kemewahan, berat, berat, dihadapan Allah SWT. Dampaknya, mereka akan pecah. Ya, Allah, selamatkanlah mereka," kata Ra Lilur sembari menangis sesenggukan. Ia menyampaikan itu kepda tamunya dalam bahasa Arab.
Soal bahasa Ra Lilur melihat tamunya. Kalau tamunya paham bahasa Arab kadang bicara dalam bahasa Arab. Tapi jika tamunya orang Madura, biasanya ia cukup bahasa Madura.
Berbeda dengan ulama milenium yang berebut posisi dan sibuk dengan politik, Ra Lilur sangat sederhana. Baik pakaian maupun kehidupan sehari-harinya sangat bersahaja. Ra Lilur memang lebih tepat jika disebut sebagai ulama rohani.

Ra Lilur, Ulama Jadab Mirip Nabi Khidlir (13)
Pengusaha Besi Kapok Datang, Rugi Rp 100 Juta, Ayah Mati

Banyak cerita menarik yang dialami Habib Ali Zainal Bin Anis Al Muchdor ketika berkunjung ke kediaman Ra Lilur di Tanah Merah Bangkalan Madura. "Waktu itu saya melihat pakaian Ra Lilur yang sederhana. Saxa lantas ingat satu hadits yang mengatakan agar hati-hati terhadap orang yang berpakaian compang-camping. Karena orang itu mulya di sisi Allah. Uniknya, seketika itu Ra Lilur menjawab Salallahalaihi Muhammad," tutur Habib. Sontak Habib takdim kepada Ra Lilur. Karena apa yang ada dalam hati Habib, ternyata Ra Lilur tahu.
Tak lama kemudian Ra Lilur bertanya kenapa seorang pengusaha besi tua bernama H. Hasan yang tinggal di Cililitan Jakarta tak pernah datang lagi kepadanya.
Habib Ali menjawab mungkin sudah jera karena banyak pengalaman pahit yang dialami ketika datang ke Ra Lilur.
Menurut Habib, Hasan pernah mengalami tekanan ekonomi. Karena ia mendengar kejadian-kejadian aneh yang dialami Habib bersama Ra Lilur, ia kemudian memutuskan datang kepada kiai jadab itu.
Ia minta do'a kepada Ra Lilur. Ia berharap, cicit Syaikhona Kholil Bangkalan itu, mau mendo'akan, agar usahanya tetap langgeng. Begitu juga kalau ada job baru sukses.
Singkat cerita, setibanya di rumah sang kiai, segera ia disambut ajudan sekaligus dihadapkan kepada Ra Lilur. Hasan lantas menceritakan masalahnya. Ra Lilur mendengar semua cerita Hasan. Namun yang membuat Hasan tak habis pikir, ketika hendak pulang, ia diberi obat sakit kepala Paramex.
Tentu ia bertanya-tanya dalam hati. Dengan diliputi tanda tanya, Hasan pulang ke rumahnya di Jakarta. "Di dalam bus, saya terus mikir. Mau diapakan obat ini. Kenapa pula kiai memberi saya ini," gumam Hasan seperti ditirukan Habib.
Seminggu kemudian, H. Hasan ternyata tertimpa musibah. Usahanya rugi Rp 100 juta. "Mati aku. Rupanya itu maksud kiai memberi obat," kata Hasan tersenyum kecut. Sebulan kemudian, di rumahnya, telepon H. Hasan mendadak berdering. Telepon itu dari saudaranya di Tanah Merah, Madura. Ia mengabarkan bahwa abahnya (ayah), yang murid Habib Sholeh Tanggul, Jember, sakit kdras. Dilanda rasa gundah tak terkira, ia pun pergi menemui abahnya.
Abahnya terbaring sakit di atas pembaringan. Ia lantas menemui guru abahnya, yaitu Habib Sholeh Tanggul, H. Hasan diminta membawa tasbih. Menurut Habib Sholeh, tasbih itu, selain untuk wirid juga sangat manjur untuk mengobati orang sakit. Sesuai dengan pesan guru, tasbih itu dicelupkan ke dalam segelas air. Selanjutnya, air bekas celupan itu diminumkan kepada orang yang sakit. Semula, penyakit itu memang berkurang. Badan abahnya sedikit enakan. Tapi itu tidak berlangsung lama. Beberapa waktu kemudian, bapaknya kembali jatuh sakit. H. Hasan pun segera beranjak pergi meminta do'a kepada Ra Lilur. Yang tak membuat H. Hasan heran lagi, ketika Ra Lilur, memberinya kapas, berikut minyak telon. Itu diberikan ketika H. Hasan hendak pulang. Seperti sebelumnya, dalam perjalanan menuju rumah orang tuanya di Tanah Merah, hati H. Hasan, diliputi tanda tanya yang hebat. Begitu tiba di rumah abahnya, ia mendapati banyak orang menangisi kepergian orang tua lelakinya itu. Rupanya, kapas dan minyak telon itu, sebagai perlambang bahwa penyakit orang tuanya tak dapat disembuhkan. "Kapok sudah saya bertemu Ra Lilur," kata H. Hasan setengah menggerutu.

Ra Lilur, Ulama Jadab Mirip Nabi Khidlir (14)
Geger, Wanita Misterius Penjemur Ikan Dinikahi Kiai

Di kawasan pesisir Bangkalan ada seseorang wanita yang sehari-harinya membersihkan ikan. Wanita itu tak ubahnya seorang buruh. Ia tiap hari membersihkan dan menjemur ikan milik orang. Ia hanya dapat upah sekian rupiah dari jerih payahnya itu.
Kesibukan di kawasan pesisir itu membuat orang tak pernah memperhatikan wanita itu. Apalagi wanita itu memang tampil seperti umumnya buruh; kusut dan agak kotor. Karena itu masyarakat tak pernah memperdulikan.
Masyarakat baru terhenyak ketika wanita berpenampilan kumal itu dinikahi Ra Lilur. Rasan-rasan pun ramai. Mereka seolah tak percaya kiai seterhormat Ra Lilur mau menikahi wanita buruh itu.
Yang menarik, begitu berita pernikahan Ra Lilur dengan wanita itu tersebar, masyarakat mulai bertanya-tanya, dari mana asalnya wanita tersebut. Sebab meski setiap hari bertemu dan berkumpul masyarakat di sekitar pesisir itu tak ada yang tahu asal muasal wanita tersebut. Masyarakat pun mulai geger. Wanita itu dianggap misterius karena tak diketahui asal usulnya.
Ajaibnya, begitu masyarakat heboh tiba-tiba muncul informasi bahwa wanita tersebut berasal dari kesultanan Demak. Karuan saja masyarakat kembali ramai.
Tapi benarkah ia berasal dari kesultanan Demak? Wallahu a'lam. Tapi masyarakat di sekitar pesisir itu yakin ia berasal dari Demak. Yang juga unik wanita itu tetap sederhana meski dinikahi Ra Lilur. Padahal ia telah jadi istri orang terhormat dan disegani masyarakat. Bahkan Ra Lilur bukan saja disegani masyarakat tapi juga dihormati para ulama. Toh istri Ra Lilur tetap bersahaja. Untuk memenuhi kebutuhan sehari-harinya ia berjualan es lilin. Dagangannya itu kadang dijajakan kepada para santri KH. Abdullah Schaal di Pesantren Syaikhona Kholil Bangkalan. "Ia sering ke sini (pesantren) jual es lilin," kata salah seorang keluarga Kiai Abdullah Schaal.
Aneh, memang. Padahal, kalau mau, bisa saja ia kaya raya mengingat tamu Ra Lilur yang terus membludak. Ia juga bisa ongkang-ongkang, tak usah kerja keras, seperti umumnya istri kiai. Tapi itu tak ia lakukan. Ia lebih suka makan dari hasil keringatnya sendiri ketimbang menunggu pemberian masyarakat.

Ra Lilur, Ulama Jadab Mirip Nabi Khidlir (15)
Terjangkit Penyakit Menahun, Diobati dengan Tiga Korma

Ra Lilur ternyata tak hanya piawai mendeteksi masa depan. Ia juga ahli mengobati orang sakit. Tak aneh jika banyak tamu yang minta tolong untuk mengobati penyakitnya. Bahkan semenjak hijrah ke sebuah desa di kecamatan Galis Bangkalan, tamu yang hadir meminta barokah semakin bejibun saja. Uniknya, yang datang tidak hanya dari kalangan santri dan masyarakat biasa, namun juga kiai pengasuh pesantren yang punya masalah.
Salah satunya, seorang kiai asal Strabaya. Kiai ini sudah puluhan tahun mengidap penyakit aneh. Awalnya dikira terkena serangan syaraf. Menurut analisis dokter spesialis syaraf terkenal yang praktik di Jl. Diponegoro Surabaya, kiai ini, syaraf rahangnya terganggu, sehingga sulit mengatupkan lidahnya. Kalau berbicara harus dipegang. Pendek kata penderitaan itu sudah lama.
Sebelum memeriksakan ke dokter neurolog tersebut, kiai ini melanglang buana berkonsultasi dengan berbagai ahli, baik ahli medis, maupun paranormal. Tapi hasilnya nol besar. Bahkan pernah juga berkonsultasi ke KH. Ghofur, pengasuh ponpes Sunan Drajat Paciran Lamongan.
Juga gagal. S`lah seorang santrinya, pernah menyarankan agar berobat ke suatu daerah di Jabar. Tapi setelah dijalankan, perkembangannya hanya sesaat. Usai berobat, hanya sepekan kondisinya sehat, setelah itu kambuh lagi.
Karena penyakit yang menahun inilah, kemudian timbul syak swasangka, jangan-jangan penyakit aneh ini, bukan penyakit lahir, karena tak terdeteksi secara medis, tetapi penyakit kiriman, alias terkena sihir atau sejenisnya.
Namun kiai ini terus berikhtiar sembari tetap pasrah. Di tengah-tengah kepasrahan itulah, tiba-tiba timbul wisik-wisik dari seorang tamu yang agak aneh. Tamu itu menyarankan, agar meminta barokah ke Ra Lilur.
Tanpa pikir panjang, maka berangkatlah rombongan kiai itu ke tempat pedepokan Ra Lilur di sebuah desa Banjar kecamatan Galis Kabupaten Bangkalan. Biasanya orang yang tak pernah sowan ke Ra Lilur, sulit langsung ditemui. Tapi khusus yang satu ini, Ra Lilur langsung menyanggongnya. "Lenggi-lenggi pada parlo napa (mari silakan duduk, ada maksud apa ke sini)," sapanya.
Kiai ini langsung mengutarakan niatnya. Ia juga menceritakan perjalanannya berobat ke mana-mana, namun hasilnya nihil.
Mendengar keluhan itu, Ra Lilur langsung memberi tiga buah korma dari dalam rumahnya. "Da'ar pa tada' (silakan makan dihabiskan)," kata Ra Lilur.
Saat dialog itu tak begitu cair. Maklum Ra Lilur memang sering memperlihatkan suasana yang sulit ditebak. Kadang-kadang tertawa, tapi kadang-kadang tak banyak bicara.
Mungkin saat itu, Ra Lilur paham, betapa menderitanya kiai ini lantaran merasakan sakit menahun.
Usai menyuguhkan tiga korma, Ra Lilur memberi wejangan, agar kiai tadi, berobat ke seorang dokter kiai di sebuah kawasan sekitar Pasar Turi Surabaya. Kenapa disebut dokter kiai, karena dokter itu, selain memberi obat, juga memberi bacaan-bacaan.
Hasilnya? Alhamdulillah, penyakit menahun kiai sederhana itu akhirnya berangsur-angsur sembuh.

Ra Lilur, Ulama Jadab Mirip Nabi Khidlir (16)
Aparat Nangis, Minta Tolong Ditunjukkan Tommy Soeharto

Keanehan Ra Lilur semakin menjadi-jadi. Ini terkait dengan kondisi nasional yang masih belum menentu. Yang menarik, keanehan Ra Lilur itu kini banyak mengundang perhatian aparat. Bahkan ada anggota Polri berpangkat perwira menengah (Pamen) datang ke kiai yang dikenal punya kasaf itu untuk minta tolong. Si pamen itu rela bepergian tengah malam dengan sepeda motor menuju desa Banjar untuk menemui Ra Lilur.
Apa tujuan sang Polisi? Ajudan (haddam) Ra Lilur, H. Husni Madani, bercerita kepada Taufiqurrahman wartawan HARIAN BANGSA di Bangkalan Madura tentang keinginan pamen berpangkat Ajun Komisaris Besar Polisi (AKBP) itu. Menurut Husni ia minta tolong agar ditunjukkan tempat persembunyian Tommy.
Namun Ra Lilur - seperti laporan HARIAN BANGSA sebelumnya - sulit ditemui. Karena itu pamen itu menyampaikan maksudnya itu melalui Husni. Diceritakan, sebelum menyampaikan keinginannya, selama tiga malam berturut-turut petinggi polri itu melakukan wirid dan mengaji di mushallah milik H. Husni. "Malah dia (petinggi Polri itu) rampai menangis ketika membaca Al-qur'an," tuturnya.
Lantas bagaimana tanggapan Ra Lilur ketika ajudannya menyampaikan keinginan sang tamu? Dengan tegas Ra Lilur mengatakan, untuk memburu Tommy sangat sulit, karena memang ada yang membuatnya sulit. "Sulit karena memang dibuat sulit," jawab Ra Lilur singkat seperti ditirukan H. Husni. Jawaban itu diberikan Ra Lilur melalui ajudannya.
Dari jawaban Ra Lilur itu tersirat bahwa Tommy memang ada yang melindungi. Karena itu mudah dipahami jika beberapa pihak ragu terhadap upaya polisi menangkap Tommy. Bahkan kini muncul analisis bahwa gerakan aparat yang mau menangkap Tommy itu sekedar basa-basi belaka, yakni untuk meredam kekecewaan atau mengalihkan perhatian masyarakat dari persoalan politik di tubuh Polri sendiri maupun seputar di Mega.
Perilaku Ra Lilur kini memang kian aneh. Sudah dua minggu ini, Ra Lilur mengunci diri di sebuah gubuk di atas gunung. Bahkan pintu pagarnya pun digembok. Sehingga, tamu yang hendak sowan ke Ra Lilur sulit untuk bertemu. Selama ini hanya ada dua orang haddam yang bisa menemui Ra Lilur. Seorang tamu yaitu kiai dari Jember, KH. Nawawi Abdul Jalil, hanya bisa bertemu dengan ajudan. "Sudah dua minggu kiai tidak ngomong. Beliau berkomunikasi hanya dengan tulisan tangan saja. Kalau ada tamu, saya hanya bisa menyampaikan keinginan sang tamu. Tapi kiai hanya memberikan tulisan atau barang," papar haddam yang sudah mengabdi sejak tahun 1989 ini.

Ra Lilur, Ulama Jadab Mirip Nabi Khidlir (17)
Serahkan Dekrit pada Kiai Abdullah Schaal

Keanehan Ra Lilur memang sulit ditebak. Terutama menyangkut peristiwa politik negara. Buktinya, jauh sebelum Gus Dur memberikan dekrit ia telah menyerahkan dekrit kepada dua kiai kharismatik Madura yakni KH. Abdullah Schaal dan KH. Zubair Muntasor.
Menurut haddam kepercayaan Ra Lilur, H. Husni Madani, kiai yang sudah mencapai tahapan mukasafah ini enam bulan lalu pernah mengeluark`n sebuah dekrit. Dekrit tersebut berisi persoalan penerapan demokrasi yang tengah diperjuangkan oleh Gus Dur yang saat itu masih menjabat sebagai Presiden.
Sayang selembar kertas dekrit asli tulisan tangan Ra Lilur itu diminta kembali. Sedangkan KH. Abdullah dan KH. Zubair hanya diberi salinannya (fotokopi) saja. H. Husni hanya ingat penggalan kalimat yang tersirat dalam dekrit Ra Lilur. Antara lain, demokrasi sulit dipraktikkan. Yang terakhir, berisi kalimat berat sama dipikul, setelah ringan tidak kebagian. "Saya hanya ingat dua kalimat itu, sedangkan yang lain saya lupa," katanya.
Mengapa tidak dhfotokopi lebih? H. Husni mengatakan, sebenarnya dekrit itu difotokopi lebih dua lembar. Tapi setelah menghadap Ra Lilur, lembaran yang asli diminta sedangkan yang dua lembar fotokopi disimpannya.
"Anehnya, dua lembar fotokopi dekrit itu hilang. Padahal saya ingat dimana saya simpan," tuturnya keheranan. "Ya mungkin, kiai tidak kasokan (tidak mengijinkan, red)," katanya mengira-ngira.
Haddam kepercayaan Ra Lilur menjelaskan, fotokopi dekrit diberikan kepada KH. Abdullah sebanyak 5 lembar dan 5 lembar lainnya diserahkan kepada KH. Zubair. Dan setiap mengeluarkan surat, Ra Lilur selalu meminta surat asli tulisan tangannya.

Ra Lilur, Ulama Jadab Mirip Nabi Khidlir (18)
Surati HARIAN BANGSA, Meski Tak Baca Koran

Keanehan-keanehan Ra Lilur yang diberitakan HARIAN BANGSA ternyata mendapat tanggapan dari cucu Syikhona Kholil Bangkalan Madura itu. Secarik kertas berisi tulisan tangan dengan lafal arab itu diberikan begitu saja kepada H. Husni Madani, haddam (ajudan) kepercayaannya.
Karuan saja Husni kaget. Karena selama ini Ra Lilur tidak pernah keluar dari biliknya di sebuah pegunungan di Desa Banjar Galis. Kawasan ini jauh dari kota. Jaraknya sekitar 35 km dari kota Bangkalan. Kondisinya penuh bebatuan.
Selain itu Ra Lilur sudah lebih dua minggu ini tidak pernah berkomunikasi melalui lisan alias puasa bicara. Ra Lilur juga mengunci diri didalam kamarnya. Tak pernah keluar.
Jadi kiai yang suka berendam di tengah laut itu tak pernah baca koran. Tapi anehnya, kiai kasaf berumur lebih dari setengah baya ini tahu kalau saat ini dirinya sedang menjadi salah satu berita di rubrik Religia HARIAN BANGSA. Lebih aneh lagi, Ra Lilur tahu persis apa saja yang pernah dimuat tentang dirinya.
Menurut H. Husni, selama ini Ra Lilur tidak pernah diberi tahu soal pemuatan dirinya di HARIAN BANGSA. Memang Husni sendiri pernah membaca tulisan tentang Ra Lilur di HARIAN BANGSA. Tapi dia tidak berani memberikan koran HARIAN BANGSA yang memuat tentang dirinya itu karena takut tidak setuju dimuat di media massa.
Karena itu ia ketakutan ketika secara tiba-tiba dipanggil Ra Lilur. "Saya sempat ketar-ketir ketika dipanggil oleh Kiai (Ra Lilur, red). Karena saat itu kiai langsung bertanya dimana alamat redaksi HARIAN BANGSA," tutur H. Husni kepada Taufiqurrahman, wartawan HARIAN BANGSA di Bangkalan.
Bahkan, sambungnya, Ra Lilur, juga menanyakan siapa wartawan yang menulisnya. "Saya berpikir kiai dukah (marah, red), tapi ternyata tidak," papar haddam kepercayaan Ra Lilur yang sudah mengabdi puluhan tahun di rumahnya, Desa Banjar Galis. Lalu bagaimana isi suratnya? Ikuti lanjutannya besok.

Ra Lilur, Ulama Jadab Mirip Nabi Khidlir (19)
Jatuh dari Pematang, Minta Dibelikan Kosmetik

Isyarat Ra Lilur seputar perkembangan politik di Indonesia ternyata masih ada yang menarik untuk disimak. Ini terutama terkait dengan peristiwa jatuhnya Gus Dur dan naiknya Megawati sebagai Presiden belum lama ini.
Menurut H. Husni Madani, haddam Ra Lilur, dua bulan lalu cicit Syaikhona Kholil Bangkalan itu pernah mengalami peristiwa aneh. Diluar dugaan, ketika berjalan menuju biliknya di atas gunung, kiai jadab ini tiba-tiba jatuh dari pematang yang cukup tinggi.
"Peristiwa ini terjadi pada malam hari selepas isya. Saat berjalan di atas pematang, tiba-tiba kiai jatuh. Saking tingginya, sikut kiai sampai luka," tutur Husni kepada Taufiqurrahman, wartawan HARIAN BANGSA di Bangkalan. "Saya heran, soalnya pematangnya lebar dan kiai biasa berjalan melewatinya," katanya seraya geleng-geleng kepala.
Saat itu Husni masih belum berpikir isyarat yang bakal terjadi kelak dikemudian hari. Dia hanya berpikir, kiai yang sudah mencapai tingkat mukasafah ini hanya terjatuh biasa. "Saya pikir hanya jatuh biasa. Eh, ternyata Gus Dur dijatuhkan," kata Husni dengan logat Madura yang kental.
Begitu juga naiknya Megawati sebagai Presiden. Peristiwa Mega jadi Presiden tak luput dari isyarat aneh Ra Lilur. Dijelaskan, sepuluh hari menjelang sidang istimewa (SI) MPR, Ra Lilur minta dibelikan tiga meter kain warna merah. Dan keinginan itupun langsung diiyakan H. Husni.
Keesokan harinya, Ra Lilur kembali meminta ajudan kepercayaannya itu untuk membeli perlengkapan kosmetik. Ra Lilur berpesan agar semua kebutuhan kosmetik wanita dibeli lengkap dan dibungkus rapi.
"Pokoknya, keinginan kiai saya ibaratkan seseorang yang hendak melamar seorang wanita. Saat itu saya hanya berpikir kiai punya niat untuk meminangkan salah satu putri saya dengan seorang lelaki
          Malaysia International Summer Bible Conference   

“But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” (Isaiah 40:31)

I flew 20 hours in order to attend the first Asia International Summer Conference June 29-July 1 2017 at Kuala Lumpur Malaysia hosted by Malaysia UBF. I met Dr. John and Deborah Lee from Lincoln Park UBF at Tokyo Narita Airport. Shep. Vincent Lee who met Christ while studying in Univ. of Chicago was greeted us with a big smile and we hugged each other. He drove us to the conference place-the council of churches of Malaysia (CCM).The room was clean and nice. There was no TV or any other media entertainment. After a long journey, I slept around 2 AM like a rock. In the morning, I met Shep. Ison Hong, the director of Malaysia UBF who met Christ through Bob Henkins IIT ministry while studying in USA and later grew in faith with the support of Springfield UBF ministry.

Ison Hong and Vincent Lee returned to their home country of Malaysia and began to serve the gospel ministry for University of Malaysia. I found good mission model in USA mission work-raise up disciples of all foreign students and send them back to their native country to pioneer the campuses of their home country. They will not have language or cultural barriers to serve the gospel work in their home country.

There are five faithful coworkers in Malaysia UBF-Ison Hong, Vincent Lee, Huong Eng, Lee Hung, and Kok Meng. Ison Hong will establish a house church with Nicky Teng from Kaohsiung Taiwan (Dr. Steve and Allison Haga’s ministry) after the conference. God will bless first house church in Malaysia as a sign of blessing.

This conference is a historical event in two points.

First, the native leaders organized this conference with their pioneering spirit and working together. There was no international conference because there is no common language in Asia. But they overcome language barriers and agreed together and prepared the conference using English as the common language. Everything is possible when we believe. It was their act of faith. Philippines, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Brunei, and USA joined this conference. Seventy-five people registered and they have full of spirit and joy.

Second, the words of Isaiah were powerful. The conference theme was “Grace and Peace” from Isaiah chapters 40-55. In spite of the rebellion and disobedience, unfaithfulness of Israel, God did not forget his people and comforted them while they were in exile. God did not forget them though they complained their hopeless situations. They will soar like an eagle when they put hope in God. Dr. Steve Haga delivered the opening message based on Isaiah 40:27-31 with the title “Wait” and Ison Hong delivered the first lecture based on Isaiah 40”1-11 with the title “Comfort.” The messages were powerful enough comforting all attendants with the word of encouragements and hope of God. The second lecture will be delivered by Vincent Lee with the title “Believe”. The third lecture by Bob Henkins with the title “Sing” and the fourth lecture by Jimmon Rubilos with the title “Come.” There will be life testimonies. They arranged pre-conference tours of Kuala Lumpur like city galleries, twin towers, and old palaces.

Kuala Lumpur used to be a muddy tin mine town. Now it was transformed into the most beautiful garden city of the world.  Modern Malaysia is a multicultural and multiracial society of approximately 22 million people were ethnic Malays, Chinese and Indians live together in relative harmony. While Islam is the official religion of Malaysia, freedom of worship is guaranteed and widely practiced. Ethnic Malays are, for the most part, Muslim; Chinese mainly Buddhist or Christian; and Indians follow Hinduism as their main religion. The national language is Bahasa Malaysia (similar to Indonesian); however, as a result of the British colonial period, English is widely spoken and is a compulsory subject in schools. Other main languages found in Malaysia include various Chinese dialects (Cantonese, Hokkien, or Hakka), and Tamil or Hindi amongst the Indian population.

Please pray for the conference to reveal the glory of God and grace and peace in the gospel of Jesus.

Pray for the wedding ceremony between Ison Hong and Nicky (Becky) Teng after the conference.

May God bless you richly!

Jacob Lee from Kuala Lumpur

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          About TongKat Ali   
Botanical Name: Eurycoma Longifolia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurycoma_longifolia
Other Names: Pasak Bumi
Common Name: Long Jack


Tongkat Ali dubbed as Asian Viagra.


Tongkat Ali is a nature gift from the heaven that helps men or women to increase their sex hormone testosterone. It can be found on rain forested area in Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia. For its high medicinal values this plant is eminent in several regions of South East Asia . Different parts of this plant are put into use for its curative properties since very old times. In common language the term Tongkat Ali denotes Ali's cane. The active elements in Eurycoma longifolia include quassin, neo-quassin, glaukarubin, sedrin and eurycomanol.


Tongkat Ali is a native and has been used in Malaysia and Indonesia for many years by men to increase sexual desire, libido, sexual performance and to treat erectile dysfunction.

Most Asian know about what is Tongkat Ali and its purpose just like Viagra. Tongkat ali appears to work by increasing levels of the hormone testosterone. Testosterone is primarily responsible for the growth and development of male reproductive organs, including the penis, testicles, scrotum, prostate, and seminal vesicles. Normal testosterone levels maintain energy level, mood, fertility, and sexual desire.


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          Malaysia Morning News For June 30   

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          New Year's Greetings and Silverlight Greeting Card   

Originally posted on: http://geekswithblogs.net/lbugnion/archive/2008/12/31/new-years-greetings-and-silverlight-greeting-card.aspx

Happy New Year to all. 2008 has been an amazing year, with many changes in my professional life (joining IdentityMine, publishing my first book Silverlight 2 Unleashed, etc...). It was a real pleasure to be in company of some of the brightest minds on this planet and to do my best to not seem to ridiculous next to them :) Privately, the highlight of this year has been our trip to Asia (Malaysia, Hong Kong) which will remain in our minds forever.

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          Thomas Luthi marca el ritmo en Moto2 y consigue el mejor tiempo en Sachsenring   

Tom Luthi Moto2 Alemania 2017

Thomas Luthi se ha adjudicado el mejor tiempo de la sesión de entrenamientos libres del viernes en la categoría de Moto2 del Gran Premio de Alemania. En la FP2, el suizo ha sido capaz de rebajar el tiempo conseguido por la mañana gracias a que los rayos de sol han aparecido después de la FP2 de MotoGP que se ha disputado en mojado.

Por detrás de él, ha terminado el piloto local, Marcel Schrotter que corre animado por la afición alemana y tiene ganas de hacerlo bien este fin de semana y lograr un buen resultado Sachsenring.

Aléx Márquez cierra el top 10

Marce Schroetter Moto2 Alemania 2017

El tercer mejor tiempo del día ha sido para Miguel Oliveira y lo ha conseguido en la FP1 parando el crono en 1.24,976. El portugués recupera las buenas sensaciones sobre su KTM y ya piensa con terminar dentro del podio en la carrera del domingo.

El líder del campeonato de Moto2, Franco Morbidelli, se ha tenido que conformar con la cuarta posición quedándose a 0,229 segundos del tiempo marcado por Luthi. El top 5 lo ha completado Pecco Bagnaia que se crece cada vez más sobre la Kalex del equipo de Valentino Rossi, con el que ha renovado.

Miguel Oliveira Moto2 Alemania 2017

Álex Márquez por su parte, es el piloto que cierra el top 10 del viernes y tendrá que mejorar bastante de cara a la clasificación de mañana si no quiere empezar muy atrás en la carrera que se disputa el domingo. El español es tercero en la general del campeonato y está a 35 puntos de su compañero de equipo y líder del mundial, Morbidelli.

El top 10 lo terminan de componer Takaaki Nakagami que ha terminado sexto, Sandro Cortese, que también corre en casa, en séptima posición, Simone Corsi octavo y Dominique Aegerter noveno. Veremos de que son capaces mañana los pilotos de la categoría intermedia con un ojo puesto en el parte meteorológico.

Resultados FP2 Moto2 Alemania:

Posición Número Piloto País Equipo Moto Km/h Tiempo Diferencia 1er/Prev.
1 12 Thomas LUTHI SWI CarXpert Interwetten Kalex 249.7 1'24.848
2 23 Marcel SCHROTTER GER Dynavolt Intact GP Suter 246.9 1'24.894 0.046 / 0.046
3 21 Franco MORBIDELLI ITA EG 0,0 Marc VDS Kalex 248.0 1'25.077 0.229 / 0.183
4 42 Francesco BAGNAIA ITA SKY Racing Team VR46 Kalex 249.4 1'25.080 0.232 / 0.003
5 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI JPN IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia Kalex 244.8 1'25.252 0.404 / 0.172
6 11 Sandro CORTESE GER Dynavolt Intact GP Suter 247.4 1'25.279 0.431 / 0.027
7 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA POR Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 247.7 1'25.306 0.458 / 0.027
8 73 Alex MARQUEZ SPA EG 0,0 Marc VDS Kalex 248.5 1'25.440 0.592 / 0.134
9 77 Dominique AEGERTER SWI Kiefer Racing Suter 247.1 1'25.542 0.694 / 0.102
10 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN MAL Petronas Raceline Malaysia Kalex 247.6 1'25.583 0.735 / 0.041
11 87 Remy GARDNER AUS Tech 3 Racing Tech 3 249.0 1'25.699 0.851 / 0.116
12 19 Xavier SIMEON BEL Tasca Racing Scuderia Moto2 Kalex 243.2 1'25.813 0.965 / 0.114
13 5 Andrea LOCATELLI ITA Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 246.4 1'25.837 0.989 / 0.024
14 54 Mattia PASINI ITA Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 245.3 1'25.876 1.028 / 0.039
15 9 Jorge NAVARRO SPA Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 Kalex 246.7 1'25.923 1.075 / 0.047
16 24 Simone CORSI ITA Speed Up Racing Speed Up 243.0 1'26.091 1.243 / 0.168
17 49 Axel PONS SPA RW Racing GP Kalex 244.9 1'26.209 1.361 / 0.118
18 37 Augusto FERNANDEZ SPA Speed Up Racing Speed Up 245.9 1'26.292 1.444 / 0.083
19 41 Brad BINDER RSA Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 250.6 1'26.303 1.455 / 0.011
20 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ COL AGR Team Kalex 245.1 1'26.442 1.594 / 0.139
21 14 Hector GARZO SPA Tech 3 Racing Tech 3 248.1 1'26.560 1.712 / 0.118
22 40 Fabio QUARTARARO FRA Pons HP40 Kalex 246.6 1'26.646 1.798 / 0.086
23 10 Luca MARINI ITA Forward Racing Team Kalex 244.8 1'26.653 1.805 / 0.007
24 27 Iker LECUONA SPA Garage Plus Interwetten Kalex 247.5 1'26.706 1.858 / 0.053
25 32 Isaac VIÑALES SPA BE-A-VIP SAG Team Kalex 246.8 1'26.733 1.885 / 0.027
26 62 Stefano MANZI ITA SKY Racing Team VR46 Kalex 245.4 1'26.738 1.890 / 0.005
27 57 Edgar PONS SPA Pons HP40 Kalex 246.5 1'26.885 2.037 / 0.147
28 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA JPN Teluru SAG Team Kalex 244.6 1'26.945 2.097 / 0.060
29 2 Jesko RAFFIN SWI Garage Plus Interwetten Kalex 243.7 1'26.991 2.143 / 0.046
30 89 Khairul Idham PAWI MAL IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia Kalex 247.3 1'27.562 2.714 / 0.571
31 6 Tarran MACKENZIE GBR Kiefer Racing Suter 245.6 1'27.767 2.919 / 0.205
32 22 Federico FULIGNI ITA Forward Racing Team Kalex 244.3 1'28.650 3.802 / 0.883

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          KISAH LOO JO YEE BTE ABDULLAH MEMELUK ISLAM   
Beliau tiada nama Islam kerana sekarang seseorang muallaf sudah tak perlukan tukar nama dengan nama Islam, dan hanya perlu ber ‘binti’ kan kepada Abdullah serta tak perlu tukar bangsa, maka namanya kekal Loo Jo Yee binti Abdullah.


Beliau telah masuk Islam ketika masih berusia 17 tahun, disebabkan di Malaysia mempunyai undang-undang untuk memeluk agama Islam bermula 18 tahun sahaja. Jadi, beliau terpaksa menangguhkan dulu permohonan. Keluarga Jo Yee merupakan pengikut agama kristian yang kuat. Dan beliau bakal menjadi seorang paderi di sebuah gereja. Disebabkan itu, keluarga beliau sangat bantah hingga menganggap masuk Islam adalah sangat menghinakan bagi keluarganya.

Loo Jo Yee mendapat hidayah melalui dua peristiwa yang menarik.

Yang pertama adalah, beliau mempunyai ramai rakan-rakan yang beragama Islam. Oleh itu, mereka telah berdebat tentang agama masing-masing. Ketika itu, beliau bermatlamat untuk membawa rakan-rakan Islam untuk masuk agama Kristian.

Namun untuk berdebat dengan rakan-rakan, beliau telah mengkaji al-quran, membaca kisah Nabi Muhammad s.a.w dan mengkaji kemunculan Islam untuk mencari kelemahan Islam.

Semakin beliau mengkaji, semakin lama beliau mula tertarik dengan ajaran Islam. Beliau sendiri mengaku bahawa di dalam Bible banyak perkara yang telah diolah hingga menyimpang dari perkara sebenar.

Oleh itu, Jo Yee mengkaji Islam dengan lebih mendalam untuk mencari perkara yang sebenar. Dengan itu, beliau telah mendapat ketenangan jiwa ketika membaca al-quran. Itu adalah hidayah pertama Loo Jo Yee.

Peristiwa kedua yang membawa hidayah kedua beliau adalah ketika beliau menghidap mendapat penyakit thyroid di bahagian leher. Doktor mengesahkan 90% besar kemungkinan adalah penyakit tersebut. Beliau merasakan ini adalah penamat bagi kehidupan beliau walaupun masih muda.

Rakan-rakan Islam Jo Yee telah banyak ‘encourage’ beliau untuk cuba berdoa kepada Allah taala. Beliau cuba dengan menadah tangan, menangis dan hanya berserah kepada Allah.

Keesokan harinya, ketika beliau menjalani medical check-up, doktor mengesahkan penyakit itu bukan kanser. Disebabkan itu, beliau yakin dengan kuasa Allah taala dan pada waktu itu juga la beliau mengucap 2 kalimah syahadah. Subhanallah.. Allahuakhbar!

Loo Jo Yee berasa hiba kerana beliau berasa telah dipilih Allah untuk mendapat hidayah ketika berumur 17 tahun sedangkan remaja yang seusia beliau sibuk bersuka-ria hingga tersasar di jalan Allah.

Banyak dugaan yang beliau terima selepas bergelar muallaf, hingga dipulaukan rakan-rakan sendiri dan keluarga tercinta. Beliau sangat bersyukur kerana mendapat keluarga angkat di Ipoh yang mengambil berat terhadap beliau. Jo Yee berharap selepas ini dia berpeluang untuk berdakwah kepada remaja-rakan yang seusia dengan cara tersendiri.


          Food Trips: A Boodle Fight at Isdaan Floating Restaurant in Gerona    
Road trips and boodle fights. It's one of those enduring culinary traditions perfected at Isdaan Floating Restaurant for a unique dining experience...


There's just no slowing down Rod Ongpauco, the inventor of Barrio Fiesta's iconic Crispy Pata back in the early sixties and second generation to one of the country's noted culinary clans. Rod Ongpauco's Isdaan Floating Restaurant is his latest innovation, the first Filipino restaurant theme park established in 2005 representing the culmination of years of experience with the family's famed restaurants, including Barrio Fiesta, Bakahan at Manukan, Ihaw-Ihaw, Kalde-Kaldero, Kawa-Kawali at Aawitan Kayo Restaurant, and The Singing Cooks and Waiters, Atbp. Isdaan Floating Restaurant combines an experiential dimension to dining, taking the very best of local cuisine to grand scale with its impressive theme park vibe. Food trips and boodle fights simply don't compare with Isdaan Floating Restaurant's many offerings, just let Rod Ongpauco show you the way to a proper boodle fight...


Located along MacArthur Highway in Tarlac, it's hard to miss Isdaan Floating Restaurant. Rod Ongpauco's creative vision weaves in elements of design, landscaping, entertainment, service and local cuisine in a seamless blend at the very first Isdaan Floating Restaurant in Tarlac. Now with two more locations in Calauan, Laguna and Talavera, Nueva Ecija, traveling up north or down south from the metro offers some very cool dining options along the way.

After a long drive, there's nothing quite like the warm and welcoming smiles from the friendly staff to make you immediately feel at home. After a headcount, the staff then bring you and the gang to your tables. But be prepared to wait a few minutes, Isdaan Floating Restaurant is always packed.  


Throughout the expansive property, Isdaan Floating Restaurant has become a destination in itself, offering both locals and out-of-towners a welcome detour on the road trip. Drawing inspiration from Thai and Malaysian design influences, Isdaan Floating Restaurant takes you to another place adding to the experience

The soothing sounds of water completes the vibe at Isdaan Floating Restaurant. Melodic tunes are then sung by another Ongpauco trademark, the singing cooks and waiters, to entertain guests. From familiar dishes to entertainment, Rod Ongpauco infuses elements from the family's restaurants at Isdaan. And you can sing along too...

Meanwhile, the staff prepared our dishes for the epic boodle fight at Isdaan Floating Restaurant. Small metal pots, the kaldero, are used to steam the rice for individual servings, just like the family's chain of restaurants. The other dishes are prepped too, as we eagerly await the epic boodle fight at Isdaan Floating Restaurant.


Enjoy a refreshing seasonal fruit shake, like the Fresh Buko Shake for a sweet and tasty reprieve from the heat...

...or some Fresh Buko Juice (P 99), an all-natural thirst-quencher that works all the time (L). Isdaan Floating Restaurant also offers a variety of fresh fruit juices and sodas. The mini kalderos containing freshly steamed white rice are then brought to the tables, ready to serve (R).


Isdaan Floating Restaurant's Boodle Fight! Championship Round Set Menu (P 3,169 for four persons/P 6,476 for eight persons/P 8,963 for ten persons/P 12,856 for fifteen persons) is a sumptuous feast with all the signature favorites laid out on banana leaves on your table. The Set Menu includes bowls of comforting Bulalo Soup, Mixed Adobo with chicken and pork, the popular bestseller Lechon Tinupig Manok, Pritong Lapu-Lapu, Spicy Crab, Lumpiang Bukid, Fresh Steamed White Rice served in the trademark kaldero, Tadtad Mangga, Sibuyas, Kamatis, Itlog na Maalat with Bagoong; and Tacsiyapong Gulay, a hearty vegetable dish to complete the feast. Included in the Boodle Fight Championship Round Set Menu is Rod Ongpauco's latest innovation, the Lechon Tinupig Manok, tender and juicy slow-roasted chicken marinated and boiled in coconut milk, delicately wrapped in banana leaves, and grilled over charcoals. The delicate notes of the chicken are kicked up by the coconut milk giving it a savory richness, while the banana leaves add a fragrant aroma during grilling. The flavors are subtle yet complex, perfectly juicy and just downright good. 


The other components for the Boodle Fight Championship Round at Isdaan Floating Restaurant are neatly assembled, including the Mixed Adobo with tender chicken and pork simmered in vinegar and soy sauce...


...as well as individual servings of Isdaan Floating Restaurant's signature side dish, the Tadtad Mangga, Sibuyas, Kamatis, Itlog na Maalat with Bagoong, a tasty condiment that just pairs so well with every dish in the Boodle Fight set menu. 


The set menu also includes succulent crabs cooked in a spicy sauce, and the boodle fight at Isdaan Floating Restaurant is looking real good...

The kalderos of steamed white rice are then brought to the table, and the rice laid on the banana leaf, followed by the other dishes. The staff delicately arranged the spread, filling the gaps with more food. And with the final dish in place, we just dove right in to start the boodle fight, Isdaan Floating Restaurant style.


Just where do you begin? Start with the dish nearest you, Isdaan's Spicy Crabs, and slowly work outward until you have a piece of everything on your banana leaf...


...like some steamed white rice with Mixed Adobo, best paired with the Tadtad Mangga, Sibuyas, Kamatis, Itlog na Maalat with Bagoong.


In between bites, grab a piece of Lumpiang Bukid with its fresh and clean flavors...


...and some crispy Pritong Lapu-Lapu. And don't forget the Lechon Tinupig Manok...


A hearty sip of Bulalo Soup is just what you need before the second round...


Just how does one top the iconic Crispy Pata? Rod Ongpauco continues to innovate with the Patang Tinupig (P 690), his newest culinary creation and exclusive to Isdaan Floating Restaurant. The pork is slow-cooked and simmered in coconut cream for hours until soft and tender, then wrapped in banana leaves before grilling. The result is fork-tender pata that just melts in your mouth, with each bite releasing a savory richness. Rod Ongpauco has another winner with this one, and you can only find it at Isdaan Floating Restaurant. 


After a satisfying boodle fight, take a leisurely walk around Isdaan Floating Restaurant's expansive property, let the kids go on bike rides or feed the fish...


...a relaxing experience in itself. In the evenings, acrobats and magicians take the stage to entertain guests.

Better yet, why not let off some steam and smash a few plates at Isdaan Floating Restaurant's famous Tacsiyapo Wall? Simply pick up your ammo, in this case, a few bowls, plates, cups, vases and even an old TV set, and hurl it all on the wall along with a yell of "Tacsiyapo!" It's a liberating experience, so go ahead and load up on more plates...


It's easy to spend a day at Isdaan Floating Restaurant, with its wide array of dishes and activities, so it's best to take it slow. Food trips and boodle fights take on a fun and playful vibe at Isdaan Floating Restaurant, pretty much the way Rod Ongpauco envisioned it. Now with three locations, things are looking good. But Rod Ongpauco isn't done yet, so expect even more creative innovations from the inventor of the Crispy Pata...

Isdaan Floating Restaurant is located at 219 MacArthur Highway, Gerona, Tarlac or call +63 4593-12196 for inquiries.

Dude for Food is now on Facebook and Instagram, check out the FB Page and IG Feed for regular updates on good eats. Better yet, click "Like" and "Follow" and enjoy the ride...just look for the FB and IG widgets on the right sidebar. 

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          When President Trump pulled the US out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, many assumed that the mega-regional trade deal was dead. But Koichi Hamada says such assumptions may have been premature   

By Koichi Hamada*

When Donald Trump, in one of his first acts as president, announced that the United States would not participate in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), many assumed that the mega-regional trade deal was dead. But such assumptions may have been premature.

The TPP was originally envisioned as a rules-based economic area spanning the Pacific and comprising 12 member countries – Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the US, and Vietnam – which collectively account for about 40% of the world economy. The negotiations, which lasted five years, were undertaken with great care and diligence. In Japan’s case, for example, the negotiators, headed by Akira Amari, then the minister of state for economic and fiscal policy, worked day and night to assuage opposition by various sectors of the domestic economy (say, rice growers) and to secure favorable outcomes.

Trump’s announcement in January, which came just as the deal was set to be ratified, certainly shook the endeavor at its core. But many relevant players, eager to prevent the TPP from crumbling, soon began to discuss moving forward without the US.

By May, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was declaring that, though he still hoped for America’s return to the TPP, Japan was willing to take the lead in bringing the deal to fruition. Soon after, Japan and New Zealand announced that they would seek an agreement with other signatories by November to move the TPP forward. If they succeed, TPP signatories will benefit substantially – and the US may well find that it has missed a massive opportunity.

In general, there are two distinct approaches to achieving freer trade. First, there is the global model embodied by the World Trade Organization. The chief advantage of this approach is its scale: it ensures that a huge share of the world economy is interconnected, with most of its constitutive economies adhering to a common set of rules and submitting to a dispute-resolution mechanism that enables these rules’ enforcement.

But scale may also be the WTO’s chief weakness, given the difficulty of getting so many countries to agree to a single set of rules. Indeed, the negotiation process is often painstaking and time-consuming – even more so than that leading to the TPP. That is a key reason why WTO negotiations lost momentum during the Doha Round of trade talks, which began in 2001 and petered out without an agreement.

The second approach to achieving freer trade, bilateral agreements, mitigates the challenge of scale. With only two (or a few) countries involved, negotiations are far more straightforward and often take less time. Japan and the European Union, for example, have recently redoubled their efforts, which began in 2009, to reach a bilateral trade deal, and an end may be in sight, despite continued disagreement on a small number of key points.

But this approach, too, has its downsides. Not only does it produce benefits for only a couple of countries; a win-win deal for the participating countries may also hurt non-participating countries. In the case of the Japan-EU deal, one such country may well be the US, given that American companies compete in Japan with European businesses in many of the same sectors.

The TPP, with its 12 (now 11) participants, falls somewhere between these two approaches – and is intended to secure the best of both worlds. The TPP’s mega-regional approach can bring greater economic gains than a bilateral deal, as it spurs trade and investment flows – including by harmonizing regulations and standards – across a larger swath of the global economy. But, unlike the WTO, it is not so large, and does not encompass such diverse parties, that it is overwhelmingly difficult to reach agreement.

The mega-regional approach may have one more advantage, shared with the WTO: the involvement of more parties can dilute the authority of a major country and thus limit its ability to strong-arm its negotiating partners into an unbalanced agreement. Indeed, this may be precisely why Trump, with his penchant for “deal-making” and promises of an “America first” trade policy, rejected the TPP. In his view, bilateral negotiations put the US, as a political and economic hegemon, in a stronger bargaining position.

What Trump fails to recognize is that, while a small country may feel intimidated by the US at the negotiating table, it can still stand up and walk away. More important, even if the US can use its weight to secure more favorable provisions in a bilateral negotiating context, the benefits do not necessarily outweigh those of larger-scale agreements.

That is certainly the case with the TPP, which contained some provisions that were highly beneficial for the US economy. Specifically, the agreement would have given US businesses access to markets that had long been largely closed. The provisions on intellectual property rights, accounting, and conflict resolution were so favorable to Wall Street and US lawyers that they have been criticized for being unfair to the other parties. They were agreed, however, because of the expectation that China would eventually have to adhere to those standards.

In that sense, as Columbia University’s Jagdish Bhagwati said to me, “the TPP was a bit like allowing people to play golf in a club, but only if they also attended a particular church over the weekend.” The deal’s signatories were in it for the golf – that is, the expanded trade and investment flows. But they couldn’t avoid the obligation to accept rules that would benefit the US, in the hope that the liturgy might help to constrain China’s behavior.

The US is unique in this scenario, because it had a strong national interest in both the golf and the church. Now it will get neither. And when the new TPP, excluding the US, begins to flourish, US businesses will be wishing Trump had not canceled their tee time.


Koichi Hamada, Professor Emeritus of Economics at Yale, is a special adviser to Japan’s prime minister. This content is © Project Syndicate, 2017, and is here with permission.


          Comment on Links 6/30/17 by JoeK   
Speaking of mainland China, most of them left, went underground, or were persecuted after '49. Taiwan and Malaysia along with Hong Kong became islands of traditional aka real-deal taiji while the CPC "improved" on the forms with their 24/28 step symmetrical and simplified wushu-type forms. Taiji is "only for people whose heart is on the left" as Cheng Man-ching is said to have once quipped. So looking to those places, thousands of encounters with people practicing in public over the years tells me there are quite a few very old Chinese men (usually) in parks doing taiji like they've been doing it a very long time, and since the percentage of Chinese who actually practice it, never mind seriously, is small, it can't be hurting. My first teacher, in his 60s at the time, was like a rock. He did however attribute it as much to his daily glass of Chinese schnaps (gasoline is as good an approximation of the taste as anything else--I was virtually forced to sample it) as the taiji practice. I knew an amazing martial artist a while back. He didn't succeed successfully in the market place like many other much less skilled than he, and when you're that good, it's hard and a hell of a shame to quit, so he didn't give up the dojo, and financial disaster, severe stress, marital problems, divorce, and then cancer put him down in his '50s. Hard to say how the all that taiji he practiced figured in that mix, for or against him.
          Malari Titik Balik Terpenting Bangsa Ini   


Tiga Puluh Tujuh tahun yang lalu pecah peristiwa Malari (Malapetaka 15 Januari) 1974. Dalam sejarah Malari sama sekali tidak dikenal bahkan hanya dibaca simpang lalu, peristiwa ini kalah dengan peristiwa yang dianggap penting lainnya dan nilainya sama dengan kerusuhan-kerusuhan yang biasa terjadi di Jakarta. Padahal dalam sejarah Indonesia modern, Malari 1974 adalah satu-satunya peristiwa yang paling penting dalam membentuk ke Indonesiaan, Malari adalah satu peristiwa yang membentuk peradaban ke Indonesiaan kita sekarang, Malari juga adalah pengantar untuk menjelaskan alam pikiran orang Indonesia dalam melihat bangsanya : Kenapa bangsa ini menjadi manusia-manusia yang terbudaki alam kebendaan.

Dalam perjalanan sebuah bangsa dikenal satu line, dimana satu garis itu ada milestone, hidupnya tonggak-tonggak penjungkirbalikkan tatanan masyarakat. Di Indonesia tonggak itu terjadi pada 1928 dimana kesadaran berbahasa dan wilayah terbentuk disinilah fase pertama sebuah bangsa terjadi : Fase kekuasaan. Kemudian pada tahun 1948 sebuah pilihan politik penting diputuskan melalui sebuah mitos di kaki gunung Lawu pada peristiwa konferensi Sarangan, ada atau tidaknya konferensi Sarangan 1948 sebagai sebuah fakta tidak lagi menjadi begitu penting setelah penyerbuan pasukan Siliwangi ke Madiun. Pada tahun 1948 seluruh gerakan kiri menjadi musuh bersama, pada tahun itu penasbihan kekuatan angkatan bersenjata yang anti gerakan kiri bertransformasi menjadi kekuatan elitis yang menentukan arah bangsa. Pada tahun 1948 tercipta fase kedua : Orientasi Bangsa Yang Melihat Amerika Serikat Sebagai Role Model Pembentukan Masyarakat Republik. Lalu di tahun 1965 merupakan tahun pembuka bagi keputusan apakah Orientasi itu menjadi sebuah tatanan masyarakat yang berdikari. Disini tatanan pembebasan diletakkan pada landasan paling dasarnya yaitu : Modal, lewat sebuah sistem politik antitesis dari pembebasan : Demokrasi Terpimpin yang akan mengantarkan pada Demokrasi Murni setelah tiga prasyarat dasar kemandirian terbentuk yaitu : 1. Kemandirian Politik 2. Berdikari secara Ekonomi 3. Berkebudayaan Otentik. Tiga landasan ini akan membentuk satu peradaban baru bernama Indonesia Raya sebuah peradaban alternatif yang memecah kebekuan dualisme yang tercipta akibat penyelesaian perang dunia yang tidak sempurna : Peradaban Komunis-Stalinis di Timur dan Peradaban Liberal di Barat.

Tahun 1965 adalah masa penentuan apakah tatanan masyarakat menjadi tatanan yang mandiri dan otentik atau tatanan yang bergantung pada kekuatan kiblatnya dalam hal ini Amerika Serikat. Sukarno menolak tatanan yang bergantung pada kiblat itu, dengan jenius ia menyelesaikan seluruh persoalan wilayah yang menggantung pada masa perang revolusi, ia berhasil membangun lumbung modal. Lalu ia membuat konsep geopolitik ala Jawa terciptanya : Negara Inti dan Negara Mancanegara sebagai magersarinya. Negara Inti adalah Republiek Indonesia sementara Mancanegara atau Satelit Ring Satu adalah Singapore, Malaysia, Filipina dan Australia. Negara inti dan Satelit Ring Satu inilah yang akan digunakan sebagai kekuatan inti yang akan dijadikan modal dasar dalam pembentukan Triumvirat Asia : India-Indonesia-Cina. Triumvirat ini akan menjadi pusat industri yang mandiri dan tidak bergantung pada Amerika Serikat, Sovjet Uni atau Inggris. Tapi nasib Sukarno sangat tragis ia ditinggal sendirian oleh para Jenderalnya, dan ia marah soal pembangkangan Jenderal-Jenderalnya soal Malaysia, ia marah soal penyabotan pikiran Angkatan Ke V, sebagai sebuah kolone kekuatan massal yang mampu mengepung secara bersamaan front utara berhadapan dengan Malaysia dan front selatan membuka perang dengan Australia. Lalu penyelesaian lama terjadi, penyelesaian ala Jaman Revolusi 1945 : PENCULIKAN. Penyelesaian yang biasanya diselesaikan dengan cara penghadapan paksa ke penguasa ini malah diselesaikan hanya dengan tembakan prajurit-prajurit kroco di depan pintu rumah para Jenderal dan ini membuat Sukarno tersudut, jutaan orang harus kehilangan nyawanya. Impian Sukarno hancur lebur bersamaan dengan membusuknya ginjal Sukarno dan ia mati dalam kondisi lebih buruk dari pengemis di pasar yang tergeletak tanpa perawatan. Tragedi Sukarno ini akan membuka tragedi bangsanya.

Tembakan prajurit di depan rumah Jenderal itu mengantarkan Indonesia masuk ke dalam fase ketiga : Fase Pembentukan Fundamen Kekuasaan Elite yang sah digunakan saat beberapa Jenderal memaksa Sukarno untuk menandatangani sebuah diktum militer yang kemudian diselewengkan menjadi sebuah nota penyerahan kekuasaan pada 11 Maret 1966.

Seluruh intelektual yang berpikiran barat, anak-anak muda kritis pembaca banyak buku, dan seluruh kekuatan yang ingin Indonesia meloncat ke peradaban liberal yang tidak mau dicekoki : Patung dan Pidato, bersatu menjungkirkan Sukarno. Sementara nun jauh dari Jakarta pembantaian massal terjadi, sungai-sungai banjir darah manusia dan jutaan nyawa manusia dipenggali kepalanya. Sebuah keinginan modernisasi bertemu dengan pembantaian yang akan menjadi trauma seluruh keluarga-keluarga di Indonesia dan ini dua peristiwa ini menemukan muaranya : Bangsa Yang Sakit Jiwa.

Lalu setelah 6 tahun berjalan menjauhi tahun 1965, bangsa yang sakit jiwa ini dikoreksi, muncul gerakan revolusi Mahasiswa di Perancis pada tahun 1968 yang menyadarkan bahwa kehidupan sosial yang penuh nilai-nilai moral akan rusak oleh tatanan kapitalisme. Sementara di Indonesia kapitalisme menemukan benihnya yang jahat : MODAL ASING, HUTANG LUAR NEGERI DAN PEJABAT-PEJABAT KOMPRADOR. Pertemuan-pertemuan politik mahasiswa diadakan dimana-mana, jaringan kampus terbentuk lagi tapi kali ini bukan soal membantai mahasiswa PKI atau CGMI tapi soal membentuk arahan politik baru yang lucunya ketika mereka menendangi pantat PKI di tahun 1966 mereka menoleh pada dasar-dasar pemikiran Karl Marx yang mereka sebut : KIRI BARU, New Left. Gelombang kiri baru ini menjadi arus besar pemikiran di Eropa Barat dan Amerika Serikat, ia membangun bentuknya pertama kali pada pemikiran sastra dan teater lalu merambah pada kritik tatanan masyarakat, di Eropa Barat Kiri Baru diterima tanpa kekerasan karena masyarakat demokrasi sudah terbentuk sempurna, bahkan kiri baru menjadi landasan ekonomi paling penting bagi Eropa Barat dimana kekuatan ekonomi tidak bergantung pada pusat-pusat modal dan barisan pejabat yang korup.

"Negara Tanpa Ketergantungan" adalah tema besar yang awalnya diteriakkan Arif Budiman ditengah seminar New Left pada tahun 1971 menjadi dasar pemikiran baru mahasiswa, mereka menyerang Jenderal-Jenderal kaya, mereka mengeritik negara dengan kekuatan militer dan mereka tersadarkan 'Demokrasi Terpimpinnya Sukarno, Sudah menjadi Negara Neo Fasis oleh Suharto'. Lalu mereka bertanya siapa cukong negara neo fasis ini? jawabnya : Cukong dari kekuasaan neo fasis ini adalah Modal Asing. Dan ketika kelompok Widjojo Nitisastro menyerang Pertamina, kelompok ini juga menyadarkan Orientasi tatanan barat yang diinginkan, muncul kelompok lain yang tiba-tiba menjadi penyeimbang Widjojo cs. Kelompok Hoemardani yang dekat dengan jaringan modal Jepang. Widjojo dan Hoemardani bertempur, sementara rivaalitas para Jenderal berlangsung ketat. Ali Sadikin membangun basisnya, Jenderal Mitro membangun benih-benih pemberontakan mahasiswa dan Ali Murtopo membentuk skenario penjebakan bagi Jenderal-Jenderal yang mulai berlagak menyaingi Suharto. Lalu mahasiswa tanpa sadar terkooptasi permainan para Jenderal ini, mereka gagal membangun kekuatan otentiknya, mereka tidak percaya diri untuk bertindak kecuali bergerak dengan jaminan perlindungan para Jenderal dan mereka tanpa sadar toh para Jenderal itu juga terjebak sebuah permainan intelijen.

Lalu ditengah rapat mahasiswa menemukan momentumnya : Kedatangan Tanaka. Kemudian mereka menyiapkan barisan, menyerbu pusat-pusat negara dan berpidato dimana-mana tapi tahun 1974 bukan jamannya revolusi 1945 dimana rakyat memiliki ruang spontannya, tahun 1974 adalah tahun dimana para intel pegang peranan. Masuklah isu Ramadi, kemudian dokumen itu dibaca Suharto lalu Ali Murtopo mendapat angin, kemudian beberapa sektor di Jakarta rusuh, Jenderal Mitro kehilangan kendali di Jakarta dalam hitungan enam jam dia terlambat menghambat pembakaran di Senen, secara legitimasi sebagai Pangkopkamtib dia gagal dan dia terjebak masuk ke dalam skenario intelijen. Jenderal Mitro dipanggil Suharto dan akan dibuang ke AS sebagai dubes, tapi Mitro menolak lalu keluar dari ruangan Suharto ia bukan siapa-siapa lagi.

Suharto marah-marah di depan helikopter yang mengantarkan Tanaka ke Bandara, tapi Suharto punya kesempatan menggebuk unsur terakhir para Jenderal yang menggangunya dan Suharto memenangkan pertarungan paling penting bagi pembentukan peradaban Indonesia paling fundamental : MODAL ASING DAN KETERGANTUNGAN EKONOMI. Inilah kemenangan yang tidak mungkin lagi dilawan oleh kekuatan apapun. Modal Asing dan Ketergantungan ekonomi menjadi tiang paling kokoh pembentukan elite pejabat. Dari sinilah kemudian lahir pemodal-pemodal kecil di dalam lingkaran Pertamina atau Cendana dan lingkaran ini kelak akan menjadi penguasa justru setelah Suharto jatuh.

Malari 37 tahun adalah sebuah kisah yang bisa menjelaskan peradaban kita. Kenapa di Jalan-jalan raya sistem transportasi hancur lebur tapi mobil-mobil mewah berkeliaran, status manusia bergantung dengan sistem kebendaan, merk mobil akan menjadi status sosial di masyarakat bukan intelektualnya atau gerak sosialnya, Metro Mini dan Kopaja sampai detik ini masih menjadi angkutan ditengah negara lain bisa menyediakan sistem angkutan massal seperti kereta bawah tanah atau trem yang murah tapi nyaman. Manusia Indonesia dibudaki oleh barang-barang asing yang harus ia beli. Pembangunan mall-mall menjadi ruang publik satu-satunya, pusat kebudayaan tidak lagi berada di taman-taman kota dan Balai Masyarakat tapi dibangun di plaza-plaza pembelanjaan. Inilah tragedi sebuah negara yang di awalnya ingin membangun masyarakat sejahtera berkeadilan sosial malah melahirkan : Masyarakat Budak Kebendaan.

          Kisah-Kisah Dibalik Sumpah Pemuda   

Di pertengahan tahun 1927, suatu saat Sugondo Djojopuspito, Maruto dan Pandu Kartawiguna datang ke kamarnya Mohammad Yamin, mahasiswa RHS (Sekolah Tinggi Hukum), disana Yamin bercerita bahwa ia baru saja bertemu Bung Karno, yang sering diledek pelajar-pelajar Jakarta saat itu sebagai "Bapak Persatuan Dari Bandung". Yamin dengan nada gagah berkata "Bung Karno hanya minta kita bersatu, itu...bagaimana menurut kalian?" Sugondo dengan gayanya yang lembut membalas "Buat saja satu kongres yang menyatakan pemuda bisa bersatu, biar Bung Karno senang" obrolan ini sebenarnya adalah pembuka dari rangkaian kongres yang kelak terjadi, namun jiwa dari obrolan ini sesungguhnya terletak pada ucapan Sjahrir. Saat itu Sjahrir (-kelak jadi Perdana Menteri RI pertama-) masih duduk di AMS (sekarang setingkat SMA). Dia ini pelajar yang badung dan sudah diincar Intel Polisi Belanda, PID. Anak SMA ini sering membuat uraian tentang tulisan-tulisan politis di majalah dinding. Ia menulis revolusi Rusia, ia juga menulis ajakan menentang politik kolonial dan ia cantumkan di majalah dinding, pernah satu saat Sjahrir akan menempelkan tulisan di majalah dinding, Intel Polisi mengejar-ngejar Sjahrir sampai anak itu harus meloncat pagar. Beberapa hari kemudian majalah dinding di AMS Bandung dijaga polisi agar jangan sampai tulisan Sjahrir terpampang disana.

Sjahrir anak muda yang terlalu pintar, ia disenangi oleh mahasiswa-mahasiswa Jakarta yang kerap mengunjungi rumah Bung Karno. Biasanya setelah mengunjungi rumah Bung Karno di Ciateul anak-anak mahasiswa itu nongkrong di Braga disana Sjahrir dengan celana pendeknya menjadi orang yang paling disenangi untuk bicara. Sjahrir ini bukanlah seperti Bung Karno yang selalu menyenangkan lawan bicara, ia memiliki karakter judes dan ceplas ceplos bila bicara tapi Sjahrir sangat cepat dalam mendalami pemaknaan berpikir. Sjahrir yang anak SMA itu berkata "Kalian bicara persatuan, tapi tanpa suatu tindakan penjiwaan terhadap persatuan itu mana bisa?, persatuan itu bukan sekadar konsep untuk menyatukan sebuah perjuangan, tapi ia sebuah gagasan baru, sebuah jaman baru dan lebih besar lagi 'persatuan' itu adalah sebuah peradaban baru. Bisa nggak kalian bikin sebuah peradaban baru bernama Indonesia, sebuah peradaban yang bisa saja seagung 'peradaban yunani', 'peradaban romawi' atau 'peradaban eropa barat' itulah tujuan dari persatuan" kata Sjahrir sambil nyeruput sirop di pinggir jalan Braga.

Omongan Sjahrir inilah yang kena banget di hati Sugondo Djojopuspito, yang perlu mendapatkan perhatian adalah Sugondo ini, dialah pusar segala gerakan sumpah pemuda itu, ia yang mengatur agar PID tidak mengobrak abrik tempat berlangsung sumpah, ia mengakali kepala polisi bahwa kegiatan sumpah pemuda itu sebagai kegiatan debat biasa, dan ia juga mengakali para mahasiswa RHS dan siswa AMS untuk jangan berdebat karena ada kepala polisi, hal ini mempermudah terhadap jalannya kongres, karena kongres sering berlarut-larut karena perdebatan tiada henti. Saat itu terkumpullah 71 pengikrar sumpah pemuda yang diadakan di asrama milik Sie Kok Liong, Cina Semarang yang menjadi pengusaha properti di Jakarta. Sumpah pemuda ditutup oleh permainan biola WR Supratman, yang oleh intel PID dicatat sebagai "Permainan biola kelas jalanan, dan tidak memiliki mutu musik seperti orang Belanda".

Tapi toh kongres berjalan, Sjahrir tidak ikut karena harus ujian sekolah. Bung Karno mungkin tidak hadir karena menganggap itu kegiatan yunior-yuniornya. Bung Karno sudah di dalam lingkaran pemain-pemain pergerakan senior macam HOS Tjokro, Cipto Mangunkusumo, Sam Ratulangie dan Husni Thamrin. Tapi kemudian Bung Karno melonjak gembira saat ia dikabari Yamin bahwa sebuah kongres sudah berlangsung di Jakarta dan menjadi akar dari gerakan-gerakan pemuda selanjutnya. Dan memang anak-anak muda yang ikut dalam kegiatan sumpah pemuda itu banyak yang menjadi pemain politik pada masa revolusi. Yamin ikut Tan Malaka dan tergila-gila dengan kebudayaan Jawa. Sugondo agak tenggelam namanya karena kurang radikal, Maruto menjadi pemimpin banyak pemuda berwatak keras dan menguasai pertempuran-pertempuran di banyak kota di Jawa. Kaum muda menjadi pelopor sejarah.

Kaum muda penggerak sejarah yang besar di tahun 1920-an, adalah anak-anak muda yang dibesarkan pada situasi romantis. Mereka berasal dari kalangan elite, berpendidikan tinggi dan membaca ribuan buku. Mereka manusia berimajinasi dan tidak melandasi sikapnya dengan disiplin yang mendewakan kekerasan tapi ini beda dengan anak-anak muda yang besar di tahun 1940-an, mereka anak-anak jaman yang dibesarkan oleh perang dunia. Dunia mereka keras, dunia mereka penuh banjir darah dan anak-anak muda ini banyak tinggal di barak-barak tentara Jepang. Mereka lahir dari tangsi bukan dari dunia buku. Dunia mereka kokang senjata bukan berdebat dan tertawa.

Generasi 45 inilah yang kemudian menjadi paling mewarnai dalam sejarah. Generasi perang ini membentuk sikap keras. Perdebatan tidak lagi menjadi suasana intelektual perjuangan dalam membentuk dan menganalisa masalah tapi sebuah todongan pistol dan meletakkan bayonet di leher menjadi alat diskusi. Semua tokoh politik yang berusaha memanfaatkan radikalisasi pemuda dalam memainkan senjata ini habis dengan kekerasan, nasib meminta Tan Malaka yang memanfaatkan militansi pengikutnya dengan membentuk Barisan Banteng dan Murba justru dibunuh di Jawa Timur. Amir Sjarifudin yang memanfaatkan Pesindo habis di Boyolali oleh pasukan Gatot Subroto. Pemuda tangsi kemudian menjelma menjadi satu generasi dengan masa yang panjang menguasai Indonesia. Sukarno berusaha memanfaatkan namun juga habis oleh generasi ini.

Sukarno adalah satu-satunya orang yang paham mengarahkan energi muda pada sebuah pertarungan besar. Ia berhasil membangun militansi, membentuk barisan-barisan sukarelawan, membentuk imajinasi perjuangan bersama tentang kebangsaan dan jutaan pemuda disiapkan menyerbu Malaysia. Walaupun kemudian muncul sekelompok anak muda dari kalangan elite yang mengeritisi daya juang Sukarno, mereka dibesarkan alam pikiran Liberal Amerika Serikat dan jelas-jelas anti komunis. Sekelompok anak muda ini menolak mitos Sukarno. Aliran anti Sukarno ini justru bertemu dengan kemarahan barisan perwira nasionalis kolot setelah enam jenderal diculik.

Barisan perwira kolot ini dibesarkan dalam alam pikiran sederhana, berwatak priyayi feodal, pendukung nasionalisme dalam artian sempit dan tidak berdimensi intelektual. Barisan perwira ini yang kemudian pegang negara. Ironisnya barisan perwira yang tidak mengidahkan Intelektualitas ini justru berkompromi dengan barisan mahasiswa kritis anti Sukarno lalu terjadilah 'Monsterverbond' persekutuan jahat dalam penggulingan Sukarno. Monsterverbond yang hanya berlangsung sesaat setelah itu dikoreksi pada tahun 1974 saat peristiwa Malari.

Suharto pusar dari barisan perwira ini menghancurkan gerakan muda. Awalnya ia menghabiskan gerakan paling lemah dalam dinamika masyarakat yaitu : Gerakan perempuan, lalu Suharto menghantam gerakan muda. pertama kali dihancurkan Gerakan Pemuda Rakyat. Gerwani dan Pemuda Rakyat diibliskan oleh kelompok ini untuk masuk dan ikut bertanggung jawab dalam peristiwa penembakan enam jenderal. Lalu Suharto menggiring mahasiswa mendukung dia. Gerakan pemuda oleh Suharto dimasukkan ke dalam sistem. Semua masyarakat harus masuk dalam sistem formal dimana seluruh saluran sistem formal masuk ke dalam lingkaran kekuasaan yang berpusat pada Suharto.

Formalitas ala Suhartorian inilah yang kemudian menghancurkan seluruh jiwa dari dinamika gerakan pemuda. Kaum muda gagal memahami sistem tapi juga selalu merasa senang berada diluar sistem. Anehnya kaum yang diluar sistem diam-diam mengagumi kelompok di dalam sistem. Fenomena aktivis yang berbalik menjadi pemuja kekuasaan adalah fenomena umum yang dilahirkan dari sistem masyarakat Suhartorian.

Formalitas menjadi segalanya. Orang menganggap berjuang harus masuk ke dalam sistem : Menjadi bagian Partai Politik resmi, Menjadi bagian dari parlemen dan menjadi bagian dari kekuasaan yang menyeluruh. Mereka lupa bahwa tanpa masuk sistem-pun mereka bisa merubah sejarah. Gerakan muda menjadi sebuah arus besar-besaran untuk masuk sistem bahkan kerap menjadi pelacur bagi kekuasaan. Himpunan-Himpunan Mahasiswa hanya dijadikan alat untuk mempermudah karir bagi mereka, mereka memperluas jaringan untuk dipersiapkan masuk ke dalam sistem itu. Setelah masuk ke dalam sistem mereka main proyek dan menjadi makelar anggaran lalu menjadi pelobi untuk melanggengkan sistem yang rusak.

Konstitusional kita dikelabui seakan-akan seluruhnya bergerak dalam satu sistem yang sejatinya adalah mengarah pada kekuasaan. Baik kekuasaan ketua partai atau kekuasaan para pemodal. Selama arah pikiran kita terpaku pada arus sistem itu sampai kiamat pun Indonesia tidak akan berubah. Kita perlu gerakan-gerakan muda yang memancing agar sistem ini hancur, Sistem Suhartorian.

ANTON

          Membaca Pikiran Sukarno   
Tidak seperti Suharto yang berpikir bahwa kekuatan terbaik adalah diri sendiri, adalah kemampuan diri sendiri dan orang-orang terdekatnya dimana Suharto selalu memperhatikan keadaan orang-orang terdekatnya dan ia tidak pernah percaya pada kekuatan diluar lingkaran terdekatnya. Sukarno selalu berpikir bahwa kekuatan terbaik adalah "Sesuai Kebutuhan Sejarah". Apabila Suharto sangat percaya pada intuisi-nya maka Sukarno sangat percaya pada Intelektualitas dan kemampuannya dalam menafsirkan arah gerak sejarah. Dari arah gerak sejarah inilah Sukarno menentukan "Siapa Teman, Siapa Lawan".

Sukarno mendirikan PNI 1927 dengan memanfaatkan kehancuran total PKI. Disana ada kevakuman sejarah dan dengan lompatan luar biasa ia mampu menjadi "Pemimpin Nasional" Sementara semua jago-jago lama Komunis berlarian ke luar negeri dikejar intel Belanda dan Inggris, sebagian besar ditangkapi dan dipenjarakan ke Digul, Sukarno membangun ruang gerak baru bernama Nasionalisme dan sontak ia menjadi raksasa baru dan pusat perhatian seluruh bangsa. Sukarno dengan cepat menjadi pemimpin dengan memanfaatkan keadaan. -Sukarno dengan lihai memanfaatkan kehancuran PKI kemudian menjadikan Nasionalisme sebagai arus besar sejarah - inilah keberhasilan pertama Sukarno.

Di Jaman Jepang Sukarno memilih bergabung dengan Jepang, pertimbangannya sederhana : Apabila Jepang menang perang dalam pertempuran Asia Pasifik maka Indonesia langsung merdeka dan menjadi anggota Persekutuan Asia Timur Raya. Sukarno selalu melihat kondisi geopolitik. Di tahun 1931 dia selalu berbicara "Kemerdekaan Indonesia bergantung pada Perang Asia Pasifik" dan tidak ada satupun ahli politik serta pemimpin dunia yang memperkirakan ada perang Asia Pasifik hanya Sukarno yang berkata demikian, pada tahun 1942 saat Jepang mengebom Pearl Harbour dan Perang Pasifik dimulai barulah orang sadar bahwa Sukarno selalu mengatakan demikian 10 tahun sebelumnya. Saat mendengar kabar AS mengumumkan perang dengan Jepang, Sukarno berkata dengan Inggit "Nggit, Aku merasa inilah saatnya Indonesia Merdeka". Sukarno sudah paham lama satu-satunya kekuatan yang bisa mengusir Belanda adalah kekuatan luar dan ia harus memanfaatkan kekuatan luar.

Sukarno pulang ke Jakarta dan memanfaatkan kekuatan Jepang untuk mengeliminir semua aset Belanda dan menjadikan namanya tetap Flamboyan di tengah rakyat. Walaupun di Jaman Jepang ia dikatakan bertanggung jawab terhadap Romusha namun itu bukanlah kerjaan Sukarno, justru Sukarno yang meminta Jepang agar Indonesia punya kekuatan militernya sendiri. Sukarno paham kunci setelah Perang Pasifik adalah kekuatan militer antar wilayah dan Indonesia harus jadi tandem yang seimbang apabila Jepang menang perang atau kalau Jepang kalah perang maka Indonesia harus punya Angkatan Perang-nya untuk berhadapan dengan pemenang perang : 1. Amerika Serikat (menurut perhitungan Sukarno akan berpangkalan di Filipina dan menjadi dominasi di Asia Tenggara) 2. Inggris (berpangkalan di Malaya) 3. Sovjet Uni (Yang menurut perkiraan Sukarno akan mencari tempat baru di Asia Tenggara).

Asia Tenggara selalu menjadi titik perhatian Sukarno, ada dua wilayah Asia Tenggara yang dijajah oleh kekuatan lemah Internasional : 1. Indochina dan 2. Indonesia. Indochina dijajah Perancis dan Indonesia dijajah Belanda. Dua titik lemah inilah yang diperkirakan Sukarno akan dikuasai Moskow atau Peking. Disinilah Sukarno menempatkan dirinya sebagai pemain politik Internasional, langkah pertama yang ia lakukan adalah menghindari Indonesia menjadi satelit Moskow dan Peking. Ia melihat Peking masih lemah dan bisa ia manfaatkan setelah menjadi raksasa dunia sementara satu-satunya kekuatan besar adalah Moskow.

Akhirnya memang Moskow masuk ke Vietnam, tapi Cina-lah yang memenangkan perang di Vietnam. Sukarno adalah orang paling cerdik dalam memanfaatkan ini. Disatu sisi ia memegang Tan Malaka dengan melakukan deal politik untuk menyambungkan kekuatan laskar rakyat sebagai beking tentara resmi yang masih lemah, Sukarno menemui Tan Malaka pada September 1945. Kemudian di sisi lain ia pegang Sjahrir. Tujuan utama dari politik Sukarno 1945 adalah "Mencegah agar jangan Moskow bermain di Jawa" Apabila Moskow bermain di Jawa maka resikonya Belanda akan memanfaatkan kekuatan Amerika Serikat untuk menghantam Komunisme sebagai Project Pertama kali "Membendung Kekuatan Merah di Asia" yang memang sudah diperkirakan oleh Churchill sebelumnya, kata Churchill "Setelah Hitler, Musuh kita adalah Stalin". Maka Sukarno berpegang kuat-kuat pada doktrin Churchill ini, dan hanya ada dua kekuatan yang bisa menghindari Indonesia dari Moskow : Tan Malaka yang dibenci Moskow dan Sjahrir cs yang berkiblat pada Eropa Barat. Sukarno memanfaatkan dua orang ini sebagai tangan kanan dan tangan kirinya lalu berhasil. Sukarno dengan cerdas memperpendek perang dan kemudian ia melakukan perang besar selanjutnya : Revolusi Indonesia Sesungguhnya.

Revolusi Sukarno sesungguhnya adalah Revolusi Modal. Dan ini ia buktikan di tahun 1960, Sukarno tau bahwa Indonesia adalah negara paling kaya di muka bumi, dan kekayaan terbesar di Indonesia justru di wilayah Irian Barat. Irian Barat harus dijadikan lumbung modal Indonesia untuk menguasai politik di Asia Tenggara dengan menguasai politik di Asia Tenggara maka Indonesia akan menjadi kekuatan nomor empat dunia setelah Amerika Serikat, Sovjet dan Cina, maka Sukarno memilih pembantu terdekatnya adalah Subandrio. Lagi-lagi Sukarno menunjukkan kejeniusan luar biasa, ia memanfaatkan kemampuan diplomasi Subandrio untuk menekan Kennedy. Sukarno menodong Kennedy apabila persoalan Irian Barat tidak beres maka AS akan menghadapi dua front di Asia Tenggara : Front Hanoi dan Front Jakarta. Kennedy mengalah dan memerintahkan Belanda mundur setelah 'Gertak' Sukarno dengan puluhan pesawat buatan Sovjet dan beberapa korvet yang siap menyerang ke Irian Barat dan mempermalukan Belanda.

Kennedy dimusuhi CIA setelah mengalah pada Bung Karno dan ditembak mati dengan meninggalkan cerita politik konspirasi. Lalu naiklah Lyndon B Johnson orang yang sangat keras dalam soal Asia Tenggara. Ia masuk ke Vietnam dengan brutal. Sukarno melihat bahwa persoalan Vietnam akan menjadi tragedi kemanusiaan yang luar biasa, ia berniat menghentikan perang di Vietnam dengan membangun poros persekutuan di luar AS. Sasaran antara Sukarno adalah Inggris dan mendepak Inggris dari Asia Tenggara. Karena bagi Sukarno, Inggris adalah otak bisnis di Asia Tenggara sementara Beking Keamanannya AS. Tapi Sukarno tau bahwa berhadapan dengan AS langsung tidak akan bisa maka Sukarno memperhatikan perkembangan politik di Peking. Mao sedang naik daun, kekuatan merahnya menggetarkan Amerika Serikat, Sukarno ingin memanfaatkan Mao Tse Tung bertarung langsung dengan AS di Asia Tenggara, Sukarno yakin Mao pasti menang karena keinginan utama AS bukanlah perang tapi dagang. Ini dibuktikan ketika Amerika mundur secara memalukan dari Perang Korea.

Maka untuk melancarkan hegemoni Indonesia di Asia Tenggara, Sukarno membuka front dengan Inggris di Kalimantan Utara. Lagi-lagi Sukarno menggunakan politik gertak. Apabila penguasaan Irian Barat, Sukarno memanfaatkan panasnya politik AS-Sovjet. Maka dalam kasus Ganjang Malaysia sesungguhnya Sukarno sedang nge-test Cina sebagai kekuatan di Asia. Dengan memanfaatkan kekuatan Cina maka Indonesia akan bisa memperpendek perang di Vietnam dan menghentikan pembantaian Amerika disana. Dengan menguasai hegemoni di Asia Tenggara maka Indonesia akan menjadi negara paling kaya di Asia setelah Cina.

Tapi pemikiran Sukarno yang melompat jauh ke depan, pemikiran Sukarno yang sudah paham tentang pertarungan modal tidak pernah mampu dibaca tandem-tandem politik di dalam negeri. Terbukti Sukarno diboikot Jenderal-Jenderalnya sendiri dalam kasus Ganjang Malaysia. Sukarno dikentuti orang-orang yang belagak Intelektual tapi tidak bertanggung jawab.

Apabila Sukarno berhasil memainkan politik Ganjang Malaysia maka Irian Barat tidak akan jatuh ke Freeport, sepenuhnya kekayaan alam Indonesia dibangun untuk bangsa Indonesia dan kekayaan negara. Tidak ada yang namanya sekolah harus bayar, Rumah Sakit harus bayar. Indonesia akan diciptakan oleh Sukarno sebagai negara paling memakmurkan rakyatnya dan memang step pertamannya adalah menciptakan struktur modal.

Inilah kejeniusan Sukarno yang harus menjadi pelajaran bagi kita semua, dialah bapak bangsa yang mewarisi kekayaan nasional bangsa Indonesia. Bukan mewarisi hutang ribuan trilyun seperti yang dilakukan Suharto dan mungkin juga SBY.

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          10 Jenis Produk Dihasilkan oleh Tahanan Penjara   
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Satu inisiatif kini sedang dijalankan oleh Jabatan Penjara Malaysia dalam melengkapkan kemahiran vokasional kepada banduan-banduan atau tahanan penjara.

Mungkin tidak ramai yang tahu, tetapi banduan-banduan ini diberi bimbingan dan latihan yang betul di bawah seksyen vokasional dan perindustrian supaya mereka berpeluang untuk memulakan sesuatu yang baik apabila mereka meninggalkan pusat pemulihan nanti.

Mereka diajar untuk menghasilkan pelbagai jenis produk yang tidak hanya digunakan tetapi juga dipasarkan di luar penjara, untuk dijual kepada orang ramai.

Hasil jualan dilaporkan mencecah sebanyak RM34 juta setahun dan apa yang lebih menarik lagi penghuni penjara juga mendapat bahagian masing-masing daripada hasil jualan ini yang diberikan oleh Jabatan Penjara.

Ini dia sebahagian produk yang dihasilkan tahanan penjara di seluruh Malaysia:

 

1. Makanan sejuk beku

 

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Produk makanan adalah salah satu sektor yang paling menguntungkan di Jabatan Penjara. Pada tahun 2015, jumlah jualan produk makanan, termasuk makanan beku, dicatatkan pada RM26.6 juta.

Antara produk makanan beku yang paling popular termasuk karipap, donat, murtabak ayam, dan cucur badak.

Barang-barang ini mudah didapati di supermarket Mydin terpilih.

2. Sos pencicah

 

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Sos pencicah, adalah produk paling popular dari Penjara Pengkalan Chepa, Kelantan.

Ia menjadi salah satu produk terlaris dari penjara ini sejak tujuh hingga lapan tahun lalu.

Jualan sos cili sangat menggalakkan dalam tahun-tahun kebelakangan ini. Sehinggakan pada tahun 2013 sahaja, pihak penjara telah memperoleh keuntungan sebanyak RM50,000.

3. Kuih raya

 

kuih raya

Sejak beberapa tahun lepas, penghuni-penghuni penjara Malaysia telah menghasilkan kuih-kuih yang lazat untuk musim perayaan Hari Raya. Tidak kurang beza juga untuk tahun ini, mereka menghasilkan lebih daripada 15 jenis kuih raya tempatan dan menjualnya kepada orang ramai pada harga yang berpatutan antara RM18 dan RM22 sebalang.

Tahun lepas, Penjara Pokok Sena dan Alor Setar masing-masing berjaya memperoleh RM250,000 dan RM150,000 melalui penjualan kuih raya. Sasaran baru telah ditetapkan untuk memperoleh RM500,000 tahun ini hasil gabungan keuntungan kedua-dua penjara itu.

4. Produk tenun

 

tenun

Bengkel tenunan dijalankan untuk melatih banduan kaedah tenunan tradisional dari proses mewarnakan benang sehingga menenun.

Tahun lepas, Puteri Mahkota Denmark, Mary Elizabeth Donaldson, dilaporkan membeli 250 Tenun Pahang Diraja (sejenis kain tenunan sutera) yang dihasilkan oleh tahanan di Penjara Penor dan Bentong.

Kedua-dua penjara itu berjaya merekodkan hasil jualan lebih daripada RM400,000 pada tahun lepas melalui jualan produk Tenun Pahang Diraja sahaja.

5. Songket

 

songket

Penjara-penjara di Malaysia sangat dikenali sebagai pusat seni kain dan pusat pembuatan produk tenunan.

Walaubagaimanapun, songket sering menerima permintaan yang tinggi bahkan disukai oleh Kerabat Diraja di negara ini.

Penjara Marang di Terengganu telah diiktiraf kerana menghasilkan antara songket terbaik dan berkualiti tinggi di negara ini.

6. Set BBQ

 

set bbq
Salah satu produk menarik yang dihasilkan penghuni penjara adalah barbeku set.

Orang ramai juga menunjukkan sokongan mereka terhadap produk penghuni penjara ini dengan cara membeli set ini untuk rumah mereka sendiri.

7. Perabot

 

perabot

Penghuni di beberapa penjara di Malaysia menjalani latihan untuk melakukan kerja tangan, membuat pelbagai jenis perabot seperti meja kopi, almari pakaian dan juga bedframe.

Mereka dilengkapi dengan kemahiran yang pelbagai untuk membuat perabot, terutamanya daripada bahan kayu dan rotan.

8. Ukiran kayu

 

ukiran kayu

Sesetengah banduan di penjara Malaysia juga dilatih untuk mempunyai pengetahuan dan kemahiran dalam ukiran kayu. Ini membolehkan mereka mengekspresikan kreativiti mereka sendiri dalam menghasilkan produk yang terdiri daripada barangan hiasan seperti pemegang kunci dan cermin.

Dikatakan bahawa beberapa karya ukiran kayu terlaris adalah rehal yang mempunyai butiran dan reka bentuk rumit yang sangat eksklusif dan sempurna untuk diberikan sebagai hadiah perkahwinan.

9. Pakaian

 

pakaian

Penghuni penjara termasuk lelaki dan perempuan juga diajar menjahit dan bagaimana untuk menggunakan mesin jahit. Sekurang-kurangnya mereka dapat menceburkan diri dalam industri jahitan apabila mereka keluar daripada penjara nanti.

Sesetengah daripada mereka diajar menghasilkan produk batik.

Empat pusat utama yang menghasilkan batik di negara ini ialah Penjara Wanita Kajang di Selangor, Penjara Pengkalan Chepa di Kelantan, Penjara Marang di Terengganu, dan Penjara Pokok Sena di Kedah.

10. Kraftangan

 

kraftangan

Jabatan Penjara juga menjual pelbagai jenis kraftangan yang dihasilkan oleh penghuni penjara menggunakan rotan dan buluh.

Pelbagai barangan unik dan cantik dihasilkan seperti topi, tikar, kotak pensil dan banyak lagi.




          EHHH....SIAPA YANG PANIK?   

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Ketua Penerangan UMNO, Annuar Musa berkata, tindakan pembangkang cuba memanipulasi laporan DOJ adalah bertujuan mengalih tumpuan daripada isu penubuhan Suruhanjaya Diraja berkaitan urusniaga mata wang asing atau forex yang ditubuhkan kerajaan.

Kata beliau, keputusan kerajaan menubuhkan Suruhanjaya Diraja itu telah mewujudkan keadaan panik di kalangan pembangkang.

Benarkah pembangkang sedang panik?

Sebelum panik, mari kita fahami dahulu beza antara DOJ dengan forex.

Isu DOJ ialah berkaitan 1MDB yang daripada syarikat pelaburan kerajaan tersebut dipercayai hampir RM20,000 juta telah diselewengkan dan dalam masa yang sama, hutangnya pula mencecah RM55,000 juta.

1MDB ditubuhkan oleh Najib, Pengerusi Lembaga Penasihatnya Najib, Perdana Menteri Najib, Pengerusi Mesyuarat Kabinet Najib, Menteri Kewangan Najib dan orang yang terikat secara langsung dengan Artikel 117 M & A syarikat iaitu berkuasa meluluskan sebarang urusan berkaitan kewangan dan pelaburan 1MDB juga adalah Najib.

Berdasarkan laporan DOJ, turut didedahkan bahawa "Malaysian Official 1" telah mendapat sejumlah RM3,000 juta daripada dana 1MDB yang dilencongkan melalui akaun peribadinya, manakala "isteri Malaysian Official 1" menerima hadiah barang kemas serta perhiasan mewah daripada Jho Low bernilai kira-kira RM128 juta.

Meskipun sehingga ini tiada sesiapa mahu mengaku sebagai "Malaysian Official 1", tetapi Pengarah Komunikasi Strategik BN, Abdul Rahman Dahlan dengan bangga mengesahkan ia adalah Najib.

Urusniaga matawang asing yang menyebabkan negara kerugian sehingga AS10 bilion kira-kira 25 tahun lalu adalah diuruskan oleh Bank Negara dengan pegawai yang dikatakan bertanggungjawab mengenainya ketika itu ialah Nor Mohamed Yakcop.

Ketika itu, Tun Mahathir Mohamad hanyalah Perdana Menteri dan Pengerusi Mesyuarat Kabinet, manakala Menteri Kewangan ialah Anwar Ibrahim.

Memang berlaku kerugian dalam urusniaga forex, tetapi ia adalah berkaitan perniagaan yang tertakluk kepada ada masa untung, ada masa rugi. 

Namun, tindakan pencegahan telah diambil untuk mengelakkan kerugian lebih menimbun, bahkan Nor Mohamed Yakcop juga telah diarah meletakkan jawatan dan dilarang terlibat dalam urusan kewangan negara sebagaimana yang disahkan oleh Anwar ketika mengadap Pasukan Petugas Khas sebelum ini.

Meskipun berlaku kerugian, nilai ringgit ketika itu tidak begitu terancam atau jadi lemah dengan mendadak. Segala-galanya dalam keadaan terkawal, malah sehingga Tun Mahathir berundur pada 2003 dan Tun Abdullah Badawi menjadi Perdana Menteri dan meletakkan jawatan pada 2009, nilai ringgit tidaklah terlalu buruk berbanding ketika era Najib yang diselubungi gerhana 1MDB.

Di sebalik kerugian forex juga, tiada sesiapa termasuk Tun Mahathir dan Anwar yang diketahui ada kemasukan beribu-ribu juta wang ke dalam akaun bank peribadi mereka.

Tetapi, di sebalik 1MDB, begitu ramai yang mendapag manfaat dan untungnya, termasuk tiba-tiba mampu menghasilkan filem di Hollywood dan memberi apartment mewah di New York dan London.

Selain itu, berbeza dengan forex di mana beberapa tindakan telah pun diambil, apa tindakan  kerajaan terhadap petualang-petualang 1MDB?

Maka, antara DOJ yang bertindak berkaitan 1MDB dan Suruhanjaya Diraja yang ditubuhkan kabinet untuk menyiasat forex, siapa yang sepatutnya lebih panik? 

BN dan Najib atau pembangkang serta Tun Mahathir?

Adakah Annuar Musa turut sama panik bersama mereka yang sedang panik?
 
 

          Seorang maut, 2 parah kemalangan 4 kenderaan   


Seorang maut, 2 parah kemalangan 4 kenderaan
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KOTA BHARU - Seorang maut manakala dua cedera parah dalam kemalangan yang melibatkan empat kenderaan di Kampung Padang Kala di sini pagi tadi.

Dalam kejadian jam 2.15 pagi itu, mangsa, Mohamad Shahrul Nizam Ahmad, 19, yang menunggang motosikal jenis Yamaha 125Z dari arah Kota Bharu menghala ke Melor.

Mangsa yang menunggang motosikal turut diekori dua rakannya dengan motosikal berasingan.

Mangsa dan dua rakannya dipercayai gagal mengelak kereta Proton Persona yang membuat pusingan U di persimpangan jalan ke Aril dan menyebabkan mereka melanggar bahagian sisi depan kiri, pintu sebelah kiri dan belakang sisi kereta terbabit.

Akibat kemalangan itu, Mohamad Shahrul tercampak ke atas jalan raya dan mengalami kecederaan parah di kepala serta meninggal dunia di tempat kejadian manakala dua lagi rakannya   mengalami kecederaan parah dan di hantar ke Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia (HUSM), Kubang Kerian untuk rawatan lanjut.

Ketua Polis Daerah Kota Bharu, Asisten Komisioner Ismail Mat Sidik mengesahkan menerima laporan kejadian dan menurutnya mayat mangsa dibawa ke unit forensik HUSM untuk bedah siasat.
“Kes terbabit disiasat di bawah seksyen 41(1) Akta Pengangkutan Jalan (APJ) 1987 untuk sisatan lanjut,”katanya.


          Penubuhan RCI Forex tiada niat jahat - Salleh   
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PUTRAJAYA: Pakatan Harapan (PH) tidak seharusnya mempolitikkan keputusan untuk menubuhkan Suruhanjaya Siasatan Diraja (RCI) bagi menyiasat punca sebenar di sebalik kerugian urus niaga matawang asing oleh Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) pada 1980-an dan 1990-an.
 
Menteri Komunikasi dan Multimedia Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak berkata keputusan Kabinet itu dibuat tanpa sebarang niat jahat atau bermotifkan politik, sebaliknya ia adalah syor yang dikemukakan oleh Pasukan Petugas Khas (STF) diketuai bekas Ketua Setiausaha Negara Tan Sri Sidek Hassan.
 
"Kabinet membuat keputusan tepat untuk menubuhkan RCI oleh kerana negara dan rakyat inginkan kebenaran.
 
"Keputusan itu dibuat disebabkan kerugian urus niaga matawang asing ini adalah terlalu besar yang mengakibatkan BNM secara teknikalnya menjadi bankrap," katanya dalam kenyataan di sini hari ini.
 
Salleh berkata rancangan PH untuk mengadakan jerayawara berkaitan perkara itu adalah untuk mengelirukan rakyat dan menjejaskan RCI.
 
"Ini jelas sekali menunjukkan bahawa Pakatan Harapan merupakan pembangkang yang gagal disebabkan mereka mengamalkan pilih kasih.
 
"Semasa Mahathir (bekas Perdana Menteri Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad) berada di dalam Umno, mereka mendesak supaya ditubuhkan RCI. Sekarang Mahathir bersama mereka, (tetapi) mereka menolak RCI," katanya.
 
Pada 21 Jun, Pejabat Perdana Menteri (PMO) berkata Kabinet bersetuju sebulat suara dengan syor STF bahawa terdapat keperluan untuk menubuhkan RCI bagi menyiasat kerugian dalam urus niaga matawang asing oleh BNM.
 
Menurutnya, pasukan petugas itu turut mendapati ada percubaan untuk menyembunyikan fakta sebenar berkaitan kerugian itu, dengan maklumat mengelirukan dikemukakan kepada Kabinet dan parlimen.
 
PMO berkata pasukan petugas itu turut mendapati wujud kes prima facie yang perlu dijawab oleh BNM berhubung kerugian urus niaga matawang asing itu, dan oleh itu, mengesyorkan penubuhan RCI.
 
Sehubungan itu, katanya, penubuhan RCI dijangka merungkai isu yang membelenggu negara sejak 23 tahun lepas.
 
 

          Pendedahan Rafizi hanya memakan diri sendiri - MT Umno   
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SHAH ALAM: 'Tabiat' Naib Presiden PKR, Rafizi Ramli yang gemar membuat pendedahan demi pendedahan bertujuan menjatuhkan kerajaan sebenarnya hanya memakan dirinya sendiri.
 
Ahli Majlis Tertinggi Umno, Datuk Bung Mokhtar berkata, pendedahan Rafizi konon kelihatan seolah-olah sahih, namun akhirnya hanya menjerat dirinya sendiri apabila 'bukti' dakwaannya itu tidak kukuh dan diperoleh secara 'serkap jarang'. 
 
"Dia (Rafizi) menganggap dirinya sebagai 'whistle-blower' tetapi kita di dewan rakyat menganggap dia sebagai 'trumpet-blower', bukan sebagai pemberi maklumat untuk mendedahkan sesuatu.
 
"Apa yang dia hujah itu, apa yang dia tuduh itu akhirnya seolah-olah dia melepaskan batuk di tangga, tidak ada tanggungjawab secara langsung sampai penghujungnya.
 
"Tetapi akhirnya samada dia didakwa di mahkamah atau dia memohon maaf, ataupun apa yang diperkatakannya itu berhenti di situ sahaja," katanya dalam satu temubual eksklusif bersama Antarapos.
 
Malah kata Ahli Parlimen Kinabatangan itu juga, tabiat Rafizi itu sebenarnya telah banyak menjejaskan nama baik negara apabila pendedahan tersebut hanya 'tergantung' lantaran ia hanya berdasarkan dakwaan semata-mata.
 
Menurutnya, disebabkan itu, rakyat kini sudah mula menyedari bahawa 'pendedahan' Rafizi itu tidak berasaskan bukti yang kukuh.  
 
"Sebetulnya memang politik sebegini tidak boleh diamalkan sebab kalau dia membuat tuduhan kepada kerajaan dari segi menurunkan ekonomi negara ataupun menakutkan pelabur-pelabur dan negara kita, menakutkan pelancong datang, ini sudah tentu akan merugikan ekonomi negara dan sudah tentu impaknya juga bukan sahaja kepada ekonomi negara tetapi kepada rakyat biasa.
 
"Mula-mula memang orang percaya, tetapi akhirnya dia terperangkap dengan permainan dia sendiri dan orang lihat dia sudah tidak ada kredibiliti.
 
"Bukan sahaja orang yang berpendidikan, tetapi orang di kampung juga telah merasa tertipu oleh banyak wakil rakyat termasuk Rafizi dengan pendedahan demi pendedahan kononnya ada yang mahu didedahkan, ada penyelewengan, ada pembohongan, penipuan dan sebagainya tetapi tidak ada satu pun yang berjaya diselesaikan, ataupun misi yang dibawanya itu ada penghujungnya iaitu ada pendakwaan, penyiasatan dan sebagainya," katanya. 
 
Rafizi merupakan individu yang ligat membuat pendedahan membabitkan kerajaan, termasuk skandal 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).
 
Beberapa bulan lalu, beliau menuduh pula bekas rakan tahaluf partinya, PAS menerima dana jutaan ringgit daripada syarikat 1MDB melalui bekas Timbalan Presidennya, Datuk Nasharuddin Mat Isa. Bagaimanapun Nasharuddin menafikan tuduhan itu dan mengatakan ia adalah fitnah Rafizi.
 
Terbaru, pemimpin PKR itu memohon maaf ekoran tersilap mengenal pasti seorang wanita, FLorence Goh yang didakwanya terlibat dalam pelantikan firma pelobi untuk kerajaan Malaysia. 



          Mufti WP cadang semua penerbangan dimulakan dengan doa   
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SHAH ALAM: Kesemua syarikat penerbangan tempatan disarankan memulakan penerbangan mereka dengan doa, demikian menurut Mufti Wilayah Persekutuan, Datuk Dr Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri.
 
Ujarnya berdoa merupakan satu amalan yang baik, sebagaimana yang dituntut kepada umat Islam supaya berdoa sebelum memulakan sebarang perjalanan supaya sentiasa dalam keadaan yang selamat dan lancar.
 
"Justeru, kami sejujurnya mencadangkan kepada syarikat-syarikat penerbangan di Malaysia seperti Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAS), AirAsia, Malindo dan Firefly untuk memulakan perjalanan musafir dengan doa yang dianjurkan.
 
"Ini akan membawa keberkatan dalam perjalanan dan InsyaAllah keselamatan serta keamanan kerana difahami bahawa sememangnya musafir itu sebahagian daripada azab dan masyaqqah (penderitaan atau kepayahan) yang perlu ditempuh oleh orang yang berkelana," katanya dalam kenyataan.
 
Penerbangan awal pagi dari Perth ke Kuala Lumpur pada Ahad lalu terpaksa berpatah balik selepas pesawat Airbus A330 membawa 359 penumpang itu mengalami masalah teknikal pada satu daripada dua enjinnya sejurus setelah berlepas. 
 
Penumpang menceritakan pengalaman mereka yang merasai gegaran kuat di dalam kabin pesawat itu. Kru penerbangan dipuji kerana berjaya menangani situasi itu dengan baik.
 
Pesawat itu selamat mendarat di Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Perth pada 10 pagi dan semua penumpang dipindahkan ke penerbangan berikutnya pada 11:40 malam hari yang sama.
 
Bagaimanapun ia mencetuskan kontroversi apabila bekas Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri, Datuk Zaid Ibrahim mempertikaikan tindakan juruterbang AirAsia itu yang meminta penumpang supaya berdoa ketika pesawat itu berpatah balik ke Perth.
 
 

          Menjemput laknat Tuhan, kelahiran semula Sodom dan Gomora versi Melayu   
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Semenjak akhir-akhir ini hangat diperdebatkan di media sosial perihal unsur LGBT yang terdapat dalam filem yang diimport dari barat. Kemudian, timbul pula golongan opportunis yang mengambil peluang mempromosikan jualan nasi lemak mereka dengan mengangkat terma Gay dan Pondan bagi menarik perhatian ramai.

1. LGBT itu sendiri adalah akronim atau satu singkatan yang merujuk kepada Lesbian, Gay, Biseksual dan Transgender ataupun secara mudahnya ialah perbuatan Liwat (Gay) Sihaq (Lesbian) juga disebut sebagai homoseksual. Naluri seks mereka lebih cenderung kepada sesama jenis. Istilah LGBT ini mula digunapakai di awal tahun 90an. Kumpulan ini menggunakan bendera pelangi sebagai simbol keragaman dalam seksualiti insan. Komuniti LGBT menuntut kebebasan daripada didiskriminasi dengan beranggapan ia merupakan hak asasi manusia (HAM). Setakat ini terdapat 22 buah negara yang mengiktiraf kewujudan kumpulan ini dan mengiktiraf perkahwinan sejenis.

2. Perbuatan Homoseksual ini sinonim dengan kaum Nabi Luth, iaitu kaum Sodom yang dilaknat Tuhan kerana perbuatan mereka yang dimurkai Allah, lalu mereka diazab dengan gempa bumi disertai dengan angin kencang dan hujan batu (batu daripada api) yang menghancurkan serta-merta keseluruhan kaum Sodom dan penghuninya. Oleh kerana seringkali ke Laut Mati, menjadikan kisah Kaum Nabi Luth ini sangat berbekas di hati kerana melihat sendiri di depan mata kesan azab yang ditimpakan kepada kaum tersebut. Kisah mereka ini dirakamkan di dalam Al-Quran.

3. Masihkah kita ingat, 6 tahun yang lalu negara kita digemparkan dengan kehilangan pelajar perubatan Malaysia di Ireland. Ahli keluarganya lebih lapan kali berulang alik pergi mencari Alif Alfian Rosli namun gagal. Pelajar tajaan Petronas ini gagal dihubungi malah langsung tidak berhubung dengan keluarganya. Akhirnya punca segala kehilangan pelajar pintar ini terdedah apabila dikhabarkan beliau sudah berkahwin dengan seorang lelaki di Dublin. Bayangkan bagaimana perasaan ibu bapa pelajar ini yang terlalu risau akan kehilangan anak selama 8 tahun tetapi digemparkan dengan berita yang menghayat hati ini.

4. Apakah faktor yang menyebabkan seseorang menjadi LGBT? Ada yang memberikan alasan, ia adalah satu bentuk penyakit ‘mental disorder‘. Tetapi ianya disangkal oleh seorang Ahli Neurologi, Dr Ryu Hasan mengatakan tidak ada istilah sembuh bagi orang yang memiliki orientasi seksual lesbian, gay dan biseksual. Menurutnya lagi, LGBT bukanlah penyakit ataupun gangguan jadi tidak perlu disembuhkan. Menurut ahli psikologi LGBT ini terbentuk kerana persekitaran hidup, trauma akibat pengalaman tertentu, lemahnya didikan agama dan juga genetik. Dengan bimbingan dan terapi dapat mengembalikan jati diri mereka yang sebenar.

5. Sudah jelas Islam melarang perbuatan ini. Tapi, bagaimana dengan agama lain ? Di dalam agama Kristian juga mengutuk perbuatan keji ini dan perbuatan itu dikira berdosa menurut Bible. Perbuatan homoseksual, di dalam Bible dengan tegas melarang manusia untuk melakukan tindakan tersebut kerana merupakan perbuatan yang dilaknat oleh Tuhan. Ia disebutkan di dalam kitab Imamat 18:22 ; 20:13

6. Proses normalisasi yang sedang berlaku di negara kita harus dibendung dari awal, sebelum ianya lebih melarat dan sukar untuk ditangani. Jangan tunggu sehingga nasi sudah menjadi bubur baru kita mahu bertindak. Di Indonesia, hasil kajian statistik mendapati pertumbuhan jumlah LGBT mengalami peningkatan sebesar 37% semenjak 2009-2012. Pemerintah harus memainkan peranan bagi menangani gejala ini dengan melakukan kempen kesedaran dan pendidikan sejak dari awal bangku sekolah lagi. Ibu bapa dan keluarga juga turut bertanggungjawab untuk memantau aktiviti anak-anak di rumah.

Sama-sama kita memelihara negara kita daripada malapetaka ini sebelum datangnya azab Allah seperti Tsunami yang pernah menimpa di Acheh satu ketika dahulu. Ia juga bertepatan dengan kaedah syarak yang menuntut untuk kita menutup pintu-pintu kejahatan sekaligus menepati Maqasid Syarak itu sendiri.

Saya menutup rencana ini dengan sepotong ayat Al-Quran buat renungan bersama:


وَاتَّقُوا فِتْنَةً لَا تُصِيبَنَّ الَّذِينَ ظَلَمُوا مِنْكُمْ خَاصَّةً ۖ وَاعْلَمُوا أَنَّ اللَّهَ شَدِيدُ الْعِقَابِ

Dan peliharalah dirimu daripada seksaan yang tidak khusus menimpa orang-orang yang zalim saja di antara kamu. Dan ketahuilah bahwa Allah amat keras siksaan-Nya.” (Al-Anfaal :25)

Ustaz Zabidi Azhar
Ahli Majlis Ulama ISMA (MUIS)




          Jika Anwar Tidak Boleh Jadi PM, Siapa Pun Tidak Boleh – Akar Umbi PKR   
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Pembangkang di negara ini tidak akan mampu bersatu padu dan memperoleh kejayaan seperti mana sekarang sekiranya tidak kerana Datuk Sri Anwar Ibrahim kata seorang pemimpin PKR Cabang.

Dari Barisan Alternatif, Pakatan Rakyat dan Pakatan Harapan sekarang, semuanya mendapat momentum sokongan rakyat hasil dari perjuangan Anwar setelah dipecat Tun Mahathir pada penghujung 90-an.

Tanpa Anwar, pembangkang di Malaysia hanya kekal sebagai minoriti dalam kerajaan persekutuan dan negeri sahaja, tidak lebih dari itu.  Nak membentuk kerajaan di beberapa negeri macam sekarang?  Mimpilah.

Justeru, amat wajar jasa Anwar ini dibalas dengan beliau sendiri dilantik menjadi Perdana Menteri, bukan orang lain, apatah lagi Tun Mahathir kata pemimpin Cabang yang berkenaan.  Tun Mahathir adalah orang yang menamatkan karier Anwar dipuncak kepimpinan kerajaan sedangkan hanya selangkah sahaja lagi untuk Anwar menjadi Perdana Menteri.

Maka itu, apa saja kenyataan dan keputusan pimpinan PKR di atas, selagi tidak menjurus kepada merealisasikan soal pokok menjadikan Anwar sebagai Perdana Menteri, maka ianya ditolak oleh ahli PKR di akar umbi


          USA Hantar Tentera, Kenyataan CM Lim Lanjutan Dari Kebimbangan Rakyat   
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CM Lim tidak pernah menjemput campur tangan asing seperti USA ke dalam negara ini, seperti yang banyak dimainkan di media sosial.  Apa yang beliau kata ialah, United States bukan setakat boleh saman negara ini saja (melalui DoJ) tapi juga boleh menghantar tentera untuk menjatuhkan kerajaan negara ini.

Dengan bagaimana kenyataan seperti itu dikatakan menjemput campur tangan asing?

Memang ada kebenarannya apa yang CM Lim katakan itu, USA sebagai negara kuasa besar dunia, bukan sahaja boleh menyaman negara asing seperti Malaysia tapi juga boleh menawannya dengan menggunakan kekuatan tentera.

Sekalipun mungkin ada kekangan logistik tapi USA diketahui mempunyai banyak pengkalan di merata dunia dengan yang paling dekat di Jepun.  Itu yang mencetus kebimbangan rakyat sehingga mendapat perhatian CM Lim.  Najib mana tahu semua ni kerana beliau jarang dilihat bersama rakyat, berbanding dengn CM Lim.

Bagi mengelakkan itu berlaku (konflik ketenteraan dengan USA), pemimpin Malaysia yang terpalit dalam skandal 1MDB ini, perlulah pergi ke USA dan menghadapi pendakwaan.  Itu yang dimaksudkan CM Lim, bukan menjemput campur tangan asing seperti mana fitnah cytro UMNO.
Soal bukti, itu kemudian, menyerah diri kepada DoJ dulu.


          Perluas Siasatan Forex Bank Negara   


BEKAS penolong gabenor Bank Negara, (Datuk) Abdul Murad Khalid kata, kerugian sekitar AS$10 bilion dalam perdagangan mata wang yang dikendalikan oleh bank pusat itu pada tahun 1990-an bagi kesan yang cukup besar terhadap rizab negara hari ini.

Gambar arkib: Abdul Murad (kiri)
Menurutnya, duit AS$10 bilion itu, akan meningkat nilainya dalam tempoh 25 tahun kepada AS$26.66 bilion, atau lebih RM100 bilion, jika disimpan dalam tabungan kerajaan dengan kadar faedah sebanyak empat peratus setahun.

"Jumlah kerugian itu adalah AS$10 bilion, yang bersamaan dengan kira-kira RM40 bilion hari ini," katanya dalam laporan surat khabar New Straits Times(NST) hari ini.

Saya jarang setuju dengan Abdul Murad. Walaupun saya kenal dia lama – sejak zaman Tun Daim dan Datuk Seri Anwar sebagai Menteri Kewangan – saya dapati dia ini susah dibaca. Tindak-tanduk dia seolah-olah dia menyimpan dendam yang mendalam.

Tapi dalam hal siasatan ke atas kegiatan forex Bank Negara ini saya setuju tapi dengan syarat jangan hadkan kepada yang dulu saja.

Jadi walaupun Abdul Murad hanya sebut zaman dulu iaitu masa dia bertugas di Bank Negara dan Kementerian Kewangan, kita wajib siasat juga apa yang sedang berlaku sekarang.

Ini adalah kerana kedudukan rizab Bank Negara sebenarnya lebih teruk dalam era (Datuk Seri I Mappadulung Daeng Mattimung Karaeng Sandrobone Sultan Abdul Jalil) Mohd Najib Abdul Razak daripada zaman dulu.

Pasal apa Abdul Murad tak cerita hal ini saya tak tahu. Nak kata dia makan dedak pun tak masuk akal sebab dia kaya.

Dia pernah kena denda RM500,000 sebab gagal isytihar harta berjumlah lebih RM24 juta (baca di sini). Pegawai kerajaan ada harta RM24 juta kira hebatlah!

Zaman Najib kerugian dan susutan rizab Bank Negara kerana kegiatan forex dan beban hutang lebih teruk daripada mana-mana tempoh sebelum ini.

Misalnya di antara 31 Disember 2014 dengan 31 Disember 2016, Rizab Antarabangsa Bank Negara jatuh merudum daripada AS$115.9 bilion (kira-kira RM509.96 bilion) kepada AS$94.6 bilion (RM424.2 billion).

Ini berupa kejatuhan sebanyak AS$21.3 bilion atau bersamaan RM93.72 bilion. Ada orang kata lebih teruk daripada itu. Antara punca kejatuhan rizab ialah Bank Negara masuk pasaran tukaran asing (forex) untuk pertahan nilai ringgit tetapi gagal.

Natijahnya, kalau zaman Tun Dr Mahathir kerugian forex AS$10 bilion (bersamaan RM25 bilion pada kadar tukaran masa itu) tetapi nilai ringgit tidak merudum macam sekarang.

Almarhum Tan Sri Jaffar Hussein ambil tanggungjawab.
Pada zaman Najib, susutan rizab melambung kepada AS$21.3 bilion (bersamaan RM93.72 bilion pada kadar tukaran semasa) dan nilai ringgit merudum ke paras paling rendah dalam sejarah.

Jadi saya setuju sebahagiannya dengan Abdul Murad dan saya rasa dia juga setuju dengan saya supaya siasatan ke atas kegiatan forex Bank Negara diperluas bagi meliputi apa yang berlaku di antara tahun 2014 dan sekarang apabila Rizab Antarabangsa bank pusat kita jatuh merudum.

Wallahuaklam.


          Lori terbalik di Terowong Menora, amaran Amanah Perak jadi realiti    
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Sebuah lori terbalik merentang jalan selepas Terowong Menora.

Gesaan Amanah Perak agar kerajaan negeri menyelesaikan isu 'kawasan hitam' Lebuhraya Utara-Selatan (Plus) khususnya di laluan terowong Menora - Kuala Kangsar tambah mendesak dengan kemalangan terbaru membabitkan sebuah lori pagi ini.

Menurut maklumat daripada netizen yang tular di media sosial, sebuah lori terbalik dan menghalang jalan selepas terowong Menora menuju ke Kuala Kangsar mengakibatkan kesesakan teruk di laluan tersebut.

Tiada maklumat berhubung nasib pemandu dan kalendan lori tersebut dan jumlah kenderaan yang terlibat.
Para pengguna lebuh raya untuk ke utara dinasihatkan melalui jalan lama ke Sungai Siput seterusnya ke Kuala Kangsar bagi mengelak kesesakan lalulintas.
Amanah negeri Perak baru-baru ini menggesa kerajaan negeri agar tidak 'lepas tangan’ berhubung usaha mencari jalan alternatif bagi kawasan yang berisiko tinggi dan berbahaya kepada pengguna  terutamanya pada musim perayaan ini.

Pengerusinya Asmuni Awi berkata, sebelum ini, terdapat sebuah syarikat yang mencadangkan pembinaan lebuhraya baru dari Jelapang-Selama-Batu Kawan (Jelas) namun malangnya ia terhenti begitu sahaja dan tiada kesungguhan kerajaan negeri mendapatkan sokongan kerajaan persekutuan.
Sedangkan katanya, kerajaan negeri Perak turut sama menguar-uarkan usaha ini.

"Amanah Perak yang telah membangkitkan perkara ini sebelumnya ingin melihat usaha yang dilakukan oleh syarikat tersebut dapat membantu pengguna yang ingin ke utara atau dari utara yang ingin ke Ipoh khasnya mendapat satu lagi jalan alternatif dan selamat untuk sampai ke destinasi yang ditujui khasnya," katanya dalam satu kenyataan.

Asmuni merujuk kemalangan yang melibatkan sebuah lori yang terbalik dan melintang jalan menyebabkan kesesakan panjang.

"Walaupun tidak mengakibatkan kematian namun situasi ini cukup perit bagi pengguna Lebuhraya Plus untuk ke utara yang terpaksa menempuh jalan yang sukar dan memakan masa yang lama untuk sampai ke tempat yang dituju," katanya.

Menurut beliau juga, walaupun kerajaan persekutuan telah meluluskan projek Lebuhraya Pantai Barat (WCE) yang bermula dari Banting, Selangor ke Taiping, Perak tetapi ia tidak menyelesaikan masalah laluan berbahaya pengguna Lebuhraya Plus dari Tanjung Malim ke utara.

Justeru, katanya, Amanah Perak mendesak agar kerajaan negeri menyuarakan pandangan pelbagai pihak demi keselamatan pengguna jalan tersebut dengan segera.

"Laluan dari Terowong Menora-Sungai Perak cukup dengan sejarah hitam dan banyak yang telah terkorban apabila melalui laluan tersebut," katanya.


          Sidang parlimen Julai ini sanggah tanggapan PRU awal    
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Sidang Dewan Rakyat


Notis diterima anggota parlimen tentang persidangan parlimen bermula 24 Julai hadapan menangkis tanggapan bahawa pilihan raya umum (PRU) akan diadakan seawal Julai ini.

Notis bertarikh 9 Jun itu memaklumkan tentang mesyuarat kedua, penggal kelima, parlimen ketiga belas dan dikeluarkan Pejabat Setiausaha Dewan Rakyat.

Menurut notis tersebut, mesyuarat Dewan Rakyat akan berlangsung dari 24 Julai hingga 10 Ogos (12 hari) manakala Dewan Negara akan bermesyuarat dari 14 Ogos hingga 22 Ogos (enam hari).
Ahli Parlimen Sepang Mohamed Hanipa Maidin berkata, pihaknya meramalkan parlimen mungkin akan dibubarkan sebelum sidang parlimen akan datang (sesi Julai 2017) supaya Rang Undang-undang 355 (RUU 355) tidak perlu dibahas.
Beliau turut mempersoalkan sama ada sidang itu akan diteruskan mengikut jadual dan adakah RUU 355 akan dibahaskan pada sesi itu


          Teruk dikecam, Pas pertahan idea campur tangan asing   
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Jho Low masih gagal didakwa pihak berkuasa Malaysia berhubung skandal 1MDB.


Setelah menerima kecaman daripada pelbagai pihak ekoran surat terbuka yang ditujukan kepada pemimpin politik berhubung campur tangan asing dalam isu saman sivil Jabatan Kehakiman Amerika Syarikat (DoJ), ketua penerangan Pas, Nasrudin Hassan tampil membela presiden partinya.

Menurut beliau, umum telah mengetahui individu-individu tertentu yang telah membuat aduan kepada pihak berkuasa di Paris, Switzerland dan Amerika Syarikat berhubung isu 1MDB.
"Soalnya, apa motif mereka buat aduan di US (Amerika Syarikat) mengenai isu 1MDB? Kenapa singkat akal mereka, lapor hal negara kita kepada Amerika yang berlagak polis dunia itu? Kita tahu ada pihak yang sengaja jemput US campur tangan isu dalam negara kita.
"Ini maksud Tuan Guru Haji Abdul Hadi mengenai isu campur tangan asing. Apapun salah laku dalam negara, kita selesaikan perhitungannya dalam negara kita. Rakyat boleh guna kuasa undi dalam pilihan raya untuk tukar kerajaan," katanya dalam satu kenyataan ringkas.

Beliau juga memberikan perumpamaan "jangan undang beruang untuk tampar nyamuk di muka kancil" bagi merujuk tindakan 'mengundang campur tangan asing' itu.

Sebelum ini pelbagai pihak mengkritik Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang kerana mendakwa skandal kewangan seperti 1MDB, harus diselesaikan tanpa bantuan pihak asing.

Menurut mereka, kesalahan yang didakwa DoJ dilakukan individu terbabit di Amerika Syarikat dan negara itu berhak bertindak terhadap pelaku.

Abdul Hadi dalam surat terbuka yang diterbitkan laman rasmi Pas 22 Jun lalu mendakwa skandal kewangan seperti BMF, Perwaja Steel, Tabung Haji dan 1MDB perlu 'diselesaikan secara dalaman' berbanding menjemput bantuan asing.

Mengulas kenyataan Abdul Hadi itu, bekas presiden Majlis Peguam Ambiga Sreenevasan berkata, sehingga kini tiada sebarang tindakan undang-undang diambil pihak berkuasa Malaysia terhadap skandal 1MDB manakala agensi penguatkuasaan tempatan melengah-lengahkan siasatan terhadap 1MDB.

Sedangkan katanya, DoJ telah mengajukan tiga saman sivil untuk merampas aset yang dibeli dengan dana berjumlah US$4.5 bilion (RM19.4 bilion) yang didakwa diselewengkan daripada 1MDB.

"Sudah tentu, ramai yang gembira kerana ada sesuatu sedang dilakukan di luar negara tentang ibu semua skandal ini kerana penguatkuasa undang-undang di Malaysia tidak melihat sebarang kesalahan walaupun terdapat bukti besar yang berlawanan," kata Ambiga, yang juga presiden Persatuan Kebangsaan Hak Asasi Manusia (Hakam).

Beliau menyifatkan surat terbuka Hadi sebagai mencerminkan "salah faham" tentang ciri tanpa sempadan aktiviti jenayah yang berkaitan dengan 1MDB.

"Ia tidak terhad kepada Malaysia. Ia bersifat antarabangsa. Dan setiap kerajaan luar, bagi setiap jenayah yang dilakukan di sana, ia mempunyai hak untuk mengambil tindakan. Kita tidak boleh menghentikannya," kata Ambiga.

Menurut beliau, adalah tidak wajar bagi sesiapa pun untuk mengganggu sistem perundangan Amerika Syarikat dan memberitahu mereka apa yang tidak atau boleh dilakukan.

Di masa yang sama, katanya mencadangkan isu 1MDB ditangani secara domestik adalah sia-sia kerana peguam negara sendiri meminta polis untuk menyiasat lebih lanjut.

Hadi dalam surat terbukanya mahu pihak berkuasa mengendalikan skandal kewangan itu dengan "sebodoh-bodoh dan sezalim-zalim dalaman kita, biar kita yang tanggung sendiri".

Pakar ekonomi Ramon Navaratnam yang mengetuai pemikir Pusat Pengajian Dasar Awam, berkata Hadi "sangat defensif dengan status quo".

"Kita tidak boleh menjadi 'myopic' (tidak berpandangan jauh) dan hidup sendiri," kata bekas pengerusi Transparency International itu.

"Kita perlu berfikiran terbuka dan berpandangan jauh. Kita perlu mengalu-alukan kritikan membina," kata Ramon.

DoJ meneruskan tindakan undang-undang pada 15 Jun untuk merampas aset US$540 juta yang dipercayai dibeli dengan wang dicuri daripada 1MDB kerana jenayah itu dilakukan di Amerika Syarikat (AS).

DoJ turut memfailkan saman merampas harta di London yang didakwa dibeli dengan dana 1MDB.

Saman terkini adalah paling penting sejak Julai lalu apabila pihak berkuasa AS pertama kali mengisytiharkan rakyat Malaysia ditipu dalam skala besar berkaitan dengan 1MDB.

DoJ sedang berusaha menyita harta milik jutawan kontroversi warga Malaysia, Low Taek Jho atau Jho Low (gambar) yang merangkumi kapal layar mewah bernama Equanimity bernilai AS$165 juta, karya seni, barang kemas dan hartanah di New York serta Los Angeles.

"Hadi perlu sedar Jho Low dan rakan-rakannya dituduh mengambil dana berkaitan IMDB dan membersihkannya di seluruh dunia," kata Cynthia Gabriel, pengarah Pusat Memerangi Rasuah dan Kronisme (C4).

"Jadi, negara di mana wang itu dibelanjakan  disiasat, seperti hak mereka sendiri," kata Cynthia, yang baru-baru ini menerima Anugerah Demokrasi 2017 oleh National Endowment for Democracy yang berpangkalan di AS.

Ironinya, Cynthia berkata gesaan Hadi dapat dilihat sebagai usaha agar Pejabat Peguam Negara dan Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM) membuka semula kes itu, berdasarkan fakta baru daripada pemfailan saman AS baru-baru ini.

"Hadi kedengaran seperti seorang menteri Umno," kata Azmi Sharom, profesor undang-undang di Universiti Malaya.

"Ini adalah bahasa emosi yang biasa digunakan untuk melindungi hakikat dana IMDB digunakan di AS, bercanggah dengan undang-undang mereka dengan tindakan DoJ," katanya.

Surat terbuka Hadi juga boleh menjadi percubaan untuk memperjuangkan dasar luar bandar Pas.

"Adakah orang Melayu begitu terpempan apabila anda menyebut Islam dan penjajahan sehingga mereka tidak dapat melihat dengan jelas? Hadi fikir begitu!"

Pada 15 Jun, pemangku Peguam Negara AS Kenneth Blanco berkata: "Kami tidak akan membenarkan AS menjadi tempat di mana individu yang korup boleh mengharapkan untuk menyembunyikan aset dan membelanjakan wang yang banyak yang sepatutnya digunakan untuk faedah rakyat negara lain."

Sama ada 1MDB atau "Malaysian Official 1" (MO1), yang dipercayai oleh DoJ menjadi penerima dana kira-kira US$1 bilion, dinamakan sebagai defendan dalam saman jenayah AS.

MO1 sebelum ini dikenal pasti sebagai Perdana Menteri Najib Razak oleh menteri Abdul Rahman Dahlan.

Peguam Negara Malaysia, Mohamed Apandi Ali membersihkan Najib dari sebarang kesalahan.


          Bayaran balik PTPTN kini lebih mudah   

MALAYSIAKINI

 

Dalam usaha memudahkan bayaran balik pinjaman, Perbadanan Tabung Pendidikan Tinggi Nasional (PTPTN) telah memperkenalkan kemudahan permohonan direct debit secara online sebagai saluran bayaran balik pinjaman PTPTN.

Saluran ini adalah tambahan kepada saluran bayaran balik pinjaman sedia ada seperti perbankan internet, potongan gaji, FPX, MyPay dan JomPay.

Menurut PTPTN, inisiatif ini bukan sahaja mampu mempercepatkan proses bayaran balik pinjaman, malah ia juga lebih selamat berbanding membuat bayaran balik secara fizikal.

Kemudahan direct debit ini sebenarnya telah lama dilaksanakan sejak 2 November 2016 melalui kerjasama dengan MyClear dan Bank Islam.

Sebelum ini, peminjam perlu memohon direct debit secara manual dengan mengisi borang fizikal di kaunter PTPTN, namun wujudnya kerumitan apabila permohonan peminjam ditolak akibat kesilapan melengkapkan borang atau tandatangan yang berbeza.

Maka, untuk menyelesaikan masalah tersebut, langkah proaktif telah diambil PTPTN untuk memperkenalkan permohonan direct debit secara online yang boleh diproses dalam masa tiga hari bekerja.

Selain bayaran balik pinjaman, PTPTN juga menjelaskan bahawa kemudahan direct debit merupakan satu saluran baharu untuk penambahan deposit bagi Skim Simpanan Pendidikan Nasional (SSPN-i).

 

Kelebihan direct debit

 

Peminjam yang memilih saluran direct debit untuk membayar balik pinjaman PTPTN layak menikmati diskaun sebanyak 10%.

Peminjam juga dapat memastikan bayaran balik pinjaman mereka dibuat secara konsisten dan sekali gus membantu mengelakkan peminjam daripada dikenakan tindakan undang-undang dan memastikan rekod peminjam bersih dan baik dalam Sistem Maklumat Rujukan Kredit Pusat (CCRIS).

Direct debit juga merupakan alternatif terbaik kepada peminjam yang ingin membuat bayaran balik pinjaman PTPTN setiap bulan sekiranya mereka tidak berhasrat untuk memilih saluran potongan gaji.

 

Langkah permohonan kemudahan direct debit

 

Untuk membuat permohonan bagi kemudahan direct debit, kunjungi portal rasmi PTPTN di www.ptptn.gov.my. Seterusnya, klik pada bahagian ‘permohonan direct debit’ di bawah ruangan ‘perkhidmatan atas talian’.

Permohonan hanya perlu dibuat untuk sekali sahaja. Selepas permohonan tersebut diproses, bayaran bulanan akan diuruskan melalui kerjasama di antara pihak PTPTN dan pihak bank yang dipilih.
Proses permohonan ini juga adalah percuma.

Pastikan bahawa status akaun bank yang dipegang adalah aktif. Pemohon juga perlu pastikan bahawa jumlah potongan wang bagi bayaran balik pinjaman adalah sama atau melebihi jadual ansuran bulanan yang telah ditetapkan pihak PTPTN.

Kemudahan direct debit ini tersedia dalam bank-bank yang tersenarai dibawah:

 

Bank Tempatan

 

Bank Antarabangsa


Sekiranya peminjam menghadapi masalah kewangan dan tidak mampu membayar balik pinjaman PTPTN berdasarkan jadual ansuran bulanan yang ditetapkan pihak PTPTN, peminjam boleh
menghubungi Careline PTPTN, 03-2193 3000 untuk membuat rundingan serta penstrukturan semula pinjaman PTPTN berdasarkan kemampuan kewangan peminjam.



          PSP nafi saran pengendali kantin peluk Islam, kata MIC   
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Pihak pengurusan Politeknik Seberang Perai (PSP) menafikan memberi saranan kepada bekas pengendali kantin beragama India untuk memeluk agama Islam agar dapat meneruskan operasi, kata Ketua Pemuda MIC Pulau Pinang M Pirakash.

Pirakash berkata, pasukannya termasuk Bendahari MIC negeri, M Shanmugam dan Setiausaha Eksekutif parti negeri, L Muneshwaran telah bertemu dengan Pengarah PSP, Zulkifli Ariffin yang menafikan dakwaan yang dibuat oleh pengendali kantin tersebut, Gopi Krishnan Gopal.

Pirakash juga menafikan Gopi Krishnan terpaksa menghentikan operasi di PSP kerana diskriminasi kaum sambil mengulangi kenyataan Timbalan Menteri Pendidikan Datuk P Kamalanathan bahawa kontrak itu ditamatkan atas alasan pentadbiran.

PSP enggan memberi maklum balas kepada Malaysiakini sementara mesej teks ke jabatan perhubungan awam PSP juga tidak diberikan perhatian.

Semasa sidang media semalam, Gopi Krishnan merungut mengenai dakwaan tertakluk kepada peraturan pematuhan syariah walaupun beliau bukan seorang Muslim.

Bekas jurutera berusia 45 tahun itu yang menjalankan perniagaan gerai makanan bersama isteri, Annie Khor menawarkan makanan India kepada kira-kira 1,200 pelajar bukan Islam yang kebanyakannya vegetarian.


          Nurul Izzah: Miranda Kerr bermaruah daripada perompak negara   

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KUALA LUMPUR: Naib Presiden KEADILAN, Nurul Izzah memuji bekas model Victoria Secret, Miranda Kerr yang memulangkan barangan kemas bernilai USD8.1 juta kepada Jabatan Keadilan Amerika Syarikat (DoJ) selepas barangan tersebut didedahkan dibeli menggunakan wang yang diseleweng daripada dana 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).

Barangan kemas itu sebelum ini dilapokan dihadiahkan kepada Kerr oleh watak utama di sebalik skandal 1MDB, Jho Low sewaktu beliau cuba memikat model kelahiran Australia itu.

“Model ini lebih bermaruah berbanding pemerintah negara yang teribat skandal merosakkan imej negara

“Kita berdoa agar perompak lainnya, yakni warga Malaysia, juga diberi kesedaran untuk memulangkan ‘permata’ yang dirampas hasil kepunyaan rakyat Malaysia,” kata Ahli Parlimen Lembah Pantai itu menerusi akaun Facebook.

Akhbar The Wall Street Journal memetik jurucakap Kerr yang memaklumkan bahawa model tersebut memulangkan hadiah itu Jumaat lalu kepada ejen kerajaan dari peti deposit keselamatannya di Los Angeles.

“Sejak permulaan siasatan, Miranda Kerr bekerjasama sepenuhnya dan berjanji akan menyerahkan hadiah barangan kemas itu kepada kerajaan.

“Kerr akan terus membantu siasatan dengan semampunya,” katanya.

DOJ dalam saman terbarunya, pada 16 Jun lalu mendakwa Low dan rakannya Eric Tan membelanjakan USD200 juta untuk membeli kemas.

Low dilapor membelanjakan sekurang-kurangnya USD9.9 juta untuk barang kemas buat Miranda Kerr serta untuk ibunya sendiri.

Low juga didakwa membelanjakan USD28.6 juta untuk barangan kemas isteri ‘Malaysian Official 1′.

Menurut DOJ, pembelian pertama yang direkodkan oleh ahli perniagaan itu yang didakwa menggunakan wang yang diselewengkan dari 1MDB bermula sejak 2012 apabila beliau membeli cincin berlian dan padanan anting-anting berlian untuk ibunya.


          KJ dihujani gangguan seksual di laman sosial    
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Menteri Belia dan Sukan, Khairy Jamaluddin dikatakan menerima banyak mesej berbaur lucah yang disifatkan sebagai gangguan seksual dari pengikutnya.

Khairy yang popular dengan panggilan KJ melalui laman Twitter, menasihatkan para pengikutnya agar jangan terlalu mengikut perasaan ketika menjamah juadah sempena sambutan Aidilfitri pada kali ini.

“Sudah masuk hari ke-3 (di bulan Syawal), sekiranya anda (masih) menjamu selera tanpa peduli, mungkin ada baiknya untuk mula pelahankan (nafsu makan) tersebut.

Adalah sangat mudah untuk menambah (berat badan) berbanding menurunkannya,” katanya memetik kenyataan di status berkenaan pada Selasa.

Status tersebut kemudiannya dibalas oleh seorang remaja lelaki yang mahu ‘menjamah’ Ahli Parlimen Rembau itu.

“Boleh saya ‘makan’ kamu daddy,” soalnya.

KJ kemudianya membalas tweet remaja lelaki tersebut dengan ucapan ringkas “kamu akan tercekik”.
Ekoran ‘tweet’ tersebut ramai dikalangan pengikutnya mula memberikan komen-komen berbaur lucah dan yang mempunyai maksud tersirat.

Malah ada yang mengucap panjang ketika membaca status tersebut sambil menyifatkan komen-komen tersebut merupakan gangguan seksual.

Terdahulu ahli parlimen Rembau itu bertanya kepada para para pengikutnya, mengapa ada dikalangan mereka sering memanggil dirinya dengan perkataan ‘daddy’.

“Kenapa ada orang yang tidak mempunyai sebarang pertalian darah dengan saya (sering) merujuk saya dengan panggilan ‘daddy’ di laman media sosial?

“Apakah maksud (perkataan) ini menurut percakapan millennial (generasi Y), apakah ia membawa maksud seperti pakcik,” soalnya pula lapor portal MassaTV.


          Cadangan kadar denda hilang pasport RM200 dan RM1,000    
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Jabatan Imigresen bercadang mengenakan penalti antara RM200 dan RM1,000 bagi penggantian pasport Malaysia yang hilang akibat kecuaian pemilik yang mencatatkan 31,287 kes pada enam bulan pertama tahun ini.

Ketua Pengarahnya, Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali berkata kerajaan sedang mempertimbang cadangan mengenakan penalti terhadap pemilik pasport yang kehilangan dokumen berkenaan, sama seperti bayaran yang dikenakan bagi permohonan penggantian kad pengenalan diri,MyKad yang hilang.

Selama ini, Jabatan Imigresen tidak mengenakan penalti terhadap mereka yang kehilangan pasport.

"Peraturan perlu diubah dan cadangannya adalah jika hilang kali pertama dikenakan denda RM200, manakala hilang kali kedua denda RM500 dan bagi kehilangan kali ketiga dan seterusnya ialah RM1,000.

"Ini bukan niat untuk menghukum tetapi untuk menjadikan masyarakat lebih bertanggungjawab terhadap pasport yang dimiliki," katanya.

Januari lepas, Jabatan Imigresen telah mengemukakan cadangan tersebut kepada Timbalan Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, yang juga Menteri Dalam Negeri, dan secara dasarnya sudah dipersetujui.

Mustafar berkata sikap cuai rakyat negara ini antara faktor jumlah pasport hilang agak tinggi walaupun ia merupakan barang berharga yang menghendaki pemiliknya menjaga dokumen itu dengan baik.

"Kes kehilangan pasport Malaysia ini dilihat mudah berlaku tak kira di dalam atau luar negara. Kehilangan disebabkan kecurian masih boleh diterima tapi kalau asyik hilang, ini tidak elok," katanya sambil menambah ada individu yang melaporkan kehilangan pasport sehingga empat kali.

Berdasarkan statistik Jabatan Imigresen, 31,287 pasport Malaysia dilaporkan hilang sejak awal tahun ini sehingga 2 Jun lalu, dengan 22,475 daripadanya atas alasan 'tidak ingat di mana simpan' manakala 2,858 pula dikatakan hilang semasa pindah rumah.


          Pecat JKKK: DAP Pulau Pinang buli PKR, kata Gerakan    
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Gerakan Pulau Pinang menyifatkan pemecatan pengerusi jawatankuasa keselamatan dan kemajuan kampung (JKKK) yang dilantik Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) ole kerajaan negeri pimpinan DAP sebagai satu tindakan membuli PKR.

Naib Pengerusi Gerakan Pulau Pinang Oh Tong Keong berkata situasi tersebut juga menunjukkan PKR Pulau Pinang tidak mempunyai kuasa sebenar sehingga tidak berani berdepan dengan DAP.
Beliau mendakwa pengerusi JKK Kampung Juru di Simpang Ampat dekat sini dipecat berkuat kuasa 1 Jun lalu.

"Dalam isu pemecatan ini, disebabkan pengerusi JKKK ini tidak mahu menyertai DAP, maka dia dipecat oleh kerajaan negeri DAP dan saya percaya banyak lagi kes yang telah dan akan berlaku pada masa depan, dan ini merupakan sebahagian kecil daripadanya," katanya dalam kenyataan hari ini.
Oh juga mendakwa berlaku pembekuan peruntukan di kawasan PKR sebelum ini.

"PKR Pulau Pinang tiada kuasa sebenar, mereka tidak berani berkonfrontasi dengan DAP Pulau Pinang dan jika PKR terus mendiamkan diri, maka tidak mustahil akan berlaku beberapa kerusi dewan undangan negeri dan parlimen milik PKR akan dirampas DAP dalam pilihan raya umum akan datang," katanya.


          Tajuddin Abdul Rahman: Umno’s Neo Nazi?   
This guy is the MP for Pasir Salak. For those who read Sejarah Malaysia, Pasir Salak is a proud symbol of Malay pride in “menentang penjajah.” This was purported where British Resident J.W.W Birch was killed by local hero Maharajalela, for screwing around with local chicks. If this were true, I’d say good riddance to […]
          Batu Puteh: Tomorrow We’ll See   
I’m revisiting this topic after months, and for one reason only. To tell those of you who DON’T read the papers, (I still do, albeit electronic ones), that the decision on the ownership of Pulau Batu Puteh will be announced tomorrow. A Singapore media speculates on 4 possible outcomes.  The Malaysian side is so confident of […]
          Dr M’s Resignation: Marah Nyamuk Bakar Kelambu?   
Raja Petra Kamarudin is fond of using this Malay saying that means, being angry with the mosquito, you set fire to the mosquito net. Calamitous move, in any case. I suppose this applies to Tun Dr Mahathir, Malaysia’s erstwhile PM who made an unforgettable Wesak Day with this shocking announcement that he is quitting UMNO. […]
          Football, Jews and Selective Xenophobia   
So, Avram Grant and Chelsea shouldn’t set foot in Malaysia? Protest, protest, protest. I think the pro test by a certain number of NGOs is kinda silly, but from my past experience with the “Yahudi” questions, I’m not surprised. From my childhood I have been fed the diet of Jew-hate and suspicion. Not in my […]
          Makkal Osai is Back!   
Yessssss. Read here .  The newspaper, the youngest and the most vocal of the three Tamil Language newspapers in Malaysia, will now be back on the stands come Saturday, its GM said today. A little background. The paper ceased publications for about a week from 16 April 2008, when its management received a letter saying that […]
          Comment on Mahathir Buat Cerita “Pre Emptive”, Takut Dibicara RCI Skandal Forex by Asaif Barkiya   
Mahathir hidupnya dari awal sehingga akhir kalamnya berbohong dan merekacipta apa saja bagi menhalalkan caranya.Mahathir berugamakan politik dan Islamnya duduk di belakang bukan depan.Jadi, berpolitik survival Mahathir perlukan bohong,tipu menipu,megadu domba,mengumpat,mengata,mencerca,menzalimi,berdusta, mengkhianati serta memangsakan orang lain.Semua kualiti sifat sifat tercela di anuti serta di jadikan rukun hidup si Mahathir.Jadi,kita berdoa dia segera bertaubat kerana jam loceng maut akan berbunyi bila bila masa pada usianya 9 series.Banyak dosa dosanya kepada rakyat Malaysia,rakan rakan dan seteru politiknya yang banyak di mangsakannya.Banyak mangsa politiknya yang telah meninggal dunia tanpa dia memohon ampunan yang akan menghantuinya sampai ke batu 2.Sifat super egonya mungkin akan terbawa bawa sehingga ke hujung nafasnya dan kita berdoa dan bersangka baik agar segera kembali ke pangkal jalan dan buatlah sebanyak mungkin usaha penebus dosa dosa basah dan kering yang bertimbun timbun.
          Hushpuppi Full Biography & Net Worth   

Ray Hushpuppi (born Igbalodely on June 14) also called “Aja Puppi” a.k.a Aja 4, is a Malaysian-base-Nigerian philanthropist. He is best known for his luxurious lifestyle he lives both home and abroad. The young man has taste for good things as he is highly fashionable. Hushpuppi reviewed that he used to be a heavy gambler. […]

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           - Malaysia: Drop criminal charges against human rights defender, lawyer Siti Kasim   
ARTICLE 19 strongly condemns the criminal charges brought against lawyer and human rights defender Siti Kasim for "obstructing a public servant in discharge of his public functions" in connection with a transgender event on 3 April 2016.
          NAK BERDALIH APA LAGI, GUAN ENG... AMERIKA SYARIKAT BOLEH SERANG GUNA TENTERA UNTUK GULINGKAN KERAJAAN MALAYSIA?!!   
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          Southeast Asia to hold OLI and Intern Training in Cambodia   
Olivet Leadership Institute in Southeast Asia confirmed the venue for the next program in August. The New Hope Church in Phnom Penh is preparing to hold a regional leadership training session at the end of August. The host city is going to welcome around seventy participants from Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, and Malaysia.
          Kelantan Umno looks to youths to unseat PAS - Malaysiakini (subscription)   

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Kelantan Umno looks to youths to unseat PAS
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Kelantan Umno aims to garner the support of young Kelantanese living outside the state to wrest Kelantan from PAS in the next general election, said Umno information chief Annuar Musa. He said there was a switch to Umno in the support from this group ...

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          Priority is GE14, not party election, Mustapa tells Kelantan Umno members - Malay Mail Online   

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Priority is GE14, not party election, Mustapa tells Kelantan Umno members
Malay Mail Online
Mustapa said there was a positive change in support, especially from the rural community, for Umno currently. — Picture by Choo Choy MayKOTA BHARU, June 28 ― Kelantan Umno Liaison chairman Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed today hit out at party ...

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          Umno info chief accuses Opposition of 'briefing' DoJ - Malay Mail Online   

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Umno info chief accuses Opposition of 'briefing' DoJ
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The Umno information chief, the move was ostensibly taken by the Opposition to divert attention from the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) into the multibillion ringgit foreign exchange losses of the late 1980s that he said would implicate Tun Dr ...
Opposition using DoJ suit to divert attention from Bank Negara's forex scandal: Annuar MusaNew Straits Times Online
Annuar: Panic over losing Dr M sees opposition diverting attention ...Malaysiakini (subscription)
'Panicking Opposition are using DoJ as diversion from Forex RCI bombshell' - AnnuarAstro Awani
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          Is MIC admitting it is dependent on Umno? - Malaysiakini (subscription)   

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Is MIC admitting it is dependent on Umno?
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Should a dispute arise with Umno, MIC would not be able to effectively represent the Indian community. I would like to ask Vell Paari: Where is MIC's moral independence then? For the rest of this story and more, subscribe for only RM150 a year (full ...

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          DAP leader: MIC like 'tiger' with opposition, 'timid mice' with Umno - Malaysiakini (subscription)   

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DAP leader: MIC like 'tiger' with opposition, 'timid mice' with Umno
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MIC and its Youth division behave like "tigers" towards the opposition but turn into "timid mice" when facing their coalition leader Umno, claims DAP leader M Kula Segaran. The DAP national vice-chairperson was referring to an incident yesterday, in ...


          Hadi now greater defender of 1MDB scandal than Umno - Kit Siang - Malaysiakini (subscription)   

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Hadi now greater defender of 1MDB scandal than Umno - Kit Siang
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DAP parliamentary leader Lim Kit Siang today lamented PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang's defence of the 1MDB scandal as having marred the holy month of Ramadan. Lim in a statement today said this year's holy month had seen a number of unfortunate ...
Hadi a bigger champion of Najib than Umno, says Kit SiangFree Malaysia Today
'LIKE NAJIB, MANY IN UMNO NOW WORSHIP MONEY LIKE KING' : DR M TELLS SPELLBOUND UMNO ...Malaysia Chronicle

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          Zenith boss won't sue Rahman Dahlan as he is Umno member - Malaysiakini (subscription)   

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Zenith boss won't sue Rahman Dahlan as he is Umno member
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Consortium Zenith Construction Sdn Bhd chairperson Zarul Ahmad Zulkifly said he will not sue Abdul Rahman Dahlan as the minister is an Umno member. He said this after the minister in the Prime Minister's Department had launched seven attacks against ...
Zenith chairman: As an Umno member, I won't sue RahmanFree Malaysia Today

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          Umno, BN the ones panicking over DoJ suit, says PKR - Free Malaysia Today   

Free Malaysia Today

Umno, BN the ones panicking over DoJ suit, says PKR
Free Malaysia Today
KUALA LUMPUR: It's Umno and Barisan Nasional (BN) politicians, not the people, who are panicking over the latest civil lawsuit lodged by the United States Department of Justice (DoJ) concerning 1MDB, says Kelana Jaya MP Wong Chen. “So I will disagree ...
Umno leader raps opposition for making Rosmah 'sacrificial lamb'Malaysiakini (subscription)

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          Why Umno will fall - Malaysiakini (subscription)   

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Why Umno will fall
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COMMENT | Faith is belief in the absence of evidence. By this token, the argument that Umno will fall must seem like a fanciful notion. It appears to be based on faith since Umno has not and never collapsed before. With the National Security Council ...
Statement by PM Lee Hsien Loong on 38 Oxley Road | Prime Minister's Office SingaporePrime Minister's Office Singapore
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Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew, 'a true giant of history', dies aged 91The Guardian

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          PAS leader scorches Umno for dragging firemen into politics - Malaysiakini (subscription)   

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PAS leader scorches Umno for dragging firemen into politics
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          Criticism of Anti-Semitism Special Envoy Vacancy Rings Hollow   

In 2004, Congress established the position of Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism. The Special Envoy is tasked with developing and implementing policies and projects to support efforts to combat anti-Semitism. The envoy is also charged with compiling data on global antisemitism and incorporating his or her findings into the State Department's annual reports on Human Rights Practices and International Religious Freedom. The creation of this unique position was motivated partly by a desire by congressional officials to thwart anti-Israel de-legitimization efforts advanced by cacophony of Islamists and other pernicious elements. The Special Envoy position currently remains vacant.

On June 9, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson gave testimony before the foreign operations subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee. Secretary Tillerson was asked by Rep. Grace Meng, (D-NY) to provide a timeline for a new appointee. Tillerson was non-committal and suggested that the appointment of a Special Envoy was unnecessary and might actually be counter-productive. He argued that by having a Special Envoy, emissaries responsible for implementing U.S. policy might actually decide to forgo their responsibilities in misplaced reliance on the Special Envoy. A more effective approach, Tillerson argued, would be to channel efforts to combat antisemitism “through the delivery on mission at every level at every country.”

Needless to say, Tillerson’s response sparked outrage. Lawmakers noted that since the position was established by congressional legislation, it cannot be terminated by unilateral executive action. The committee’s ranking Democratic member Rep. Nita Lowey, (D-NY) blasted Tillerson. In an email to the JTA, she termed Tillerson’s position as “outrageous and offensive” particularly in light of the fact that “hate crimes against Jews continue to rise in the United States and around the world,” and urged the Secretary to “fill the Special Envoy position immediately.”

Tillerson’s position drew criticism from other quarters as well. At a recent briefing hosted by the Anti-Defamation League, two former Special Envoys who occupied the post during Obama’s tenure argued that the Trump administration has a responsibility to fill the vacancy.

Hannah Rosenthal, who held the position from 2009 to 2012 stated that the administration’s failure to fill the position would be a “a huge step backward and a huge opportunity missed.” That sentiment was echoed by Ira Forman who served as Special Envoy during Obama’s second term. 

Jonathan Greenblatt, the CEO of the ADL, whose organization spends more time defending the likes of Linda Sarsour and the rights of Syrian migrants than it does on combatting antisemitism, piled on and criticized Tillerson for being “opaque about his motives and inexplicably [kicking] the can down the road.”

Without passing judgement on Tillerson’s motives and the veracity of his argument, it is safe to assume that some of the Trump administration’s shrillest critics on this issue possess less than pure motives. The ADL under the stewardship of Jonathan Greenblatt has morphed into an organization that has completely forgotten and neglected its primary mission, which is to combat antisemitism and xenophobia. Instead, Greenblatt has chosen to become an advocate for Linda Sarsour, a rancid anti-Semite of the first order who advocates for the destruction of Israel and wishes she could rip out the vaginas of women with whom she disagrees. The ADL has also devoted substantial resources advocating for Muslim migration rights without ever considering that most of these migrants hail from countries where there is a near 100 percent prevalence of Jew hatred.

We must also consider the fact that the Special Envoy is only as effective as the leadership which issued the appointment.  If the leadership is rudderless, apathetic and vacillates on the issue of antisemitism, the role of Special Envoy is substantially diminished and may actually cause harm. This was certainly the case with the Obama administration.

Obama may be the darling of the Left but his record on combatting antisemitism was abysmal. During his tenure, there was an explosion of anti-Semitic incidents at universities and college campuses across the United States (and Europe as well for that matter). Many of these incidents were inspired by campus hate groups like Students for Justice in Palestine and the Muslim Students Association. According to the Watchdog group AMCHA, which monitors antisemitism at institutions of higher learning, anti-Semitic incidents were eight times more likely to occur at universities where the SJP and MSA maintained an active presence. Yet Obama remained tone deaf to this deleterious phenomena.

And who among us can forget Obama’s flippant and now infamous characterization of the Hyper Cacher terrorist attack that claimed the lives of four French Jews, as a “random” attack on a “bunch of folks in a deli.” We were then forced to watch as his stooges at the State Department and the White House – Jen Psaki and Josh Earnest – tried their best, through painful contortions, to defend the indefensible. It was a low point among many low points during the Obama administration. Just imagine for a moment if this shameful incident had unfolded during a Trump term.

Moreover, Obama’s first Special Envoy, Hannah Rosenthal, was an unmitigated disaster. She was a shill for the rabidly anti-Israel J-Street lobbying organization. Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz, a prominent Democrat with liberal bonafides, characterized J Street as “the most damaging organization in American history against Israel.” He also noted that “[J Street] will go down in history as one of the most virulent, anti-Israel organizations in the history of Zionism and Judaism.”

In 2009, Rosenthal criticized Israel’s ambassador to the United States, Michael Oren, for turning down an invitation to speak at J Street. That criticism provoked outrage from major Jewish groups who viewed Rosenthal’s criticism of the ambassador as “inappropriate.” They noted further that her unwarranted outburst “could threaten to limit her effectiveness in the area for which she is actually responsible.” Behind closed doors, criticism of Rosenthal was even more vociferous. Prominent columnist, editor, and researcher Shmuel Rosner referred to her as a “burden,”  “a problematic pick,” “an unwelcome distraction,” and “definitely not smart.” Rosner was being kind.

That Obama would pick such an odious person to fill such a sensitive and important position is not surprising given that fact that most of his advisers and appointees subscribed to J Street’s views, which are well to the left of Israel’s leftist Labor Party. Some like Robert Malley were Hamas apologists.  

In fairness, Obama’s second pick for Special Envoy, Ira Forman, was infinitely better than his predecessor but his efforts were undermined by an administration that was at best, apathetic when it came to antisemitism and at worst, stoked its flames. Such was the case when, in its twilight weeks in office, the Obama administration, with the assistance of despotic nations like Venezuela and Malaysia, perfidiously orchestrated one of the most anti-Semitic resolutions ever passed by the United Nations Security Council.

Whether the argument posited by Tillerson has merit, two unwavering facts remain indisputable. Under shameful influence of a large Muslim bloc, the United Nations is arguably one of the world’s greatest purveyors of anti-Semitism. And during his six months in office, Donald Trump through his UN ambassador, Nikki Haley, has successfully done more to combat anti-Semitism in this malevolent forum than Obama did in eight years. Well-meaning critics (and I specifically exclude the likes of Jonathan Greenblatt and his ilk from this category) should bear this in mind before pointing accusatory fingers at the administration.   


          Mental illness a ‘silent killer’, says psychologist   
KUALA LUMPUR: Many perceive that mental health problems only refer to those who are insane or mad, but the fact is, depression and emotional disturbance can also lead to serious mental illness if not dealt with properly. National Health and Morbidity Survey statistics in 2015 showed that one in three adults in Malaysia either consciously […]
          Volunteers to clean up Marina Bay beach   
MIRI: Over 220 volunteers have confirmed taking part in the beach cleaning campaign ‘Save the Ocean – Let’s Clean Up’ at Marina Bay here at 8am today as part of the World Oceans Day (WOD) activities here. The volunteers are from government agencies, schools and non-governmental organisations such as the Malaysian Nature Society MNS Miri […]
          Live Bhagavatam Lecture from Los Angeles, USA   
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          Konzert Jazz Pianist Uli Lenz 19. Februar 2010   
Uli Lenz am Piano

Die Leo-Borchard-Musikschule Stegliz-Zehlendorf unter der Leitung von Joachim Gleich präsentiert unter der Schirmherrschaft der Bezirksstadträtin Cerstin Richter-Kotowski in der Konzertreihe "All about Jazz"

am Freitag den 19. Februar 2010 um 20 Uhr
ULI LENZ
The man who dances on the keys

Uli Lenz gilt als einer der aufregensten zeitgenössischen Jazzpianisten. Er zählt zu einer kleinen Gruppe europäischer Musiker, die sich auch in den USa durchsetzten konnten. Lenz hat in nahezu allen Ländern der Erde konzertiert. Sein mitreißender, überaus rhythmischer Klavierstil ist nach wenigen Takten wieder erkennbar.
Uli Lenz lehrt seit vielen Jahren an der Leo-Borchard-Musikschule (www.musikschule-steglitz-zehlendorf.de)




Uli Lenz zählt zu einer kleinen Gruppe europäischer Spitzenpianisten, die seit Jahrzehnten um den Globus tourt. Lenz wird gleichermaßen vom Goethe-Institut wie auch von der freien Wirtschaft als kultureller Botschafter entsandt. Seine Konzerte, entweder als Solopianist oder als Bandleader internationaler Gruppierungen haben in vielen Ländern schon jetzt Kultstatus.
In Afrika nennt man Uli "Der auf den Tasten tanzt".

Uli Lenz hat etliche wegweisende Alben veröffentlicht, erinnert sei an "LIVE AT SWEET BASIL" mit Cecil McBee und Joe Chambers auf Enja, "GOOD-BYE VENUS" mit Ed Schuller und John Betsch auf TUTU und "RAINMAKER'S DANCE" mit Ira Coleman, Horacio "el Negro" Hernandez und TK Blue auf Arkadia/View NY. Uli Lenz ist ein Meister im Feld der Standards.
Seine Interpretationen der Titel des "GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK" begnügen sich nicht mit der Aufarbeitung der Historie. Lenz' Spiel ist immer ein Spiegel seines Inneren, welches auf die Gegenwart schaut und Wege in die Zukunft sucht. Lenz' eigene Kompositionen werden oft als musikalische Visionen beschrieben, doch trifft diese Sichtweise den wahren Kern?

"The Jazz must continue . . . " titelte einst die Press Kapok/Trinidad vor einem Auftritt von Uli Lenz."

Zitate aus der internationalen Presse:

"His penchant for resonant tonal clusters and deep, sometimes somber chording sets him apart from the copycat neoclassical bop breed" - Gary Giddins, Hot House

"The most expressive sound figures" - American Reporter, Oceanside/California

"He left his audience lost in a sea of cool ecstasy" - East African Standard

Kakiseni the arts and cultural magazine in Malaysia:
"Lenz is a highly disciplined magician walking the fine line between technical virtuosity and musical shamanism." - Antares kakiseni.com.my

Jazzkonzert mit Uli Lenz
Im Rumänischen Kulturinstitut Titu Maiorescu
Freitag den 19. Februar 2010 um 20 Uhr

Koenigsallee 20, 14193 Berlin

Eintritt 12€ (ermäßigt 7€)
Kartenreservierung empfohlen:
Mo. - Fr. von 9-17 Uhr unter dem Kartentelefon 030 90299 - 6469 oder - 6494
Anfahrt Bus M19 Station Hasensprung oder Erdener Straße

DeutschlandRadio Kultur schneidet das Konzert in voller Länge mit.

Flyerlink: http://ulilenz.de/UliLenz-Modern-Jazz-Piano-Konzert-19-Februar-2010.pdf

Flyerphoto: Isabel Schnapka 2009
Flyerdesign: cdsdesign.de
Management: UFox.de
Twitter:Twitter.com/UliLenz
          VARIASI SOAL SOAL PALING SULIT STAN TAHUN 2016   
VARIASI SOAL SOAL PALING SULIT STAN TAHUN 2016
81.    Menurut survei Transparency International Indonesia unit pelayanan terkorup adalah:
A.    Kepolisian
B.    Peradilan
C.    Bea Cukai
D.    Pajak
82.    Menurut survei Transparency International Indonesia, kota di Indonesia yang memiliki indeks KKN terendah adalah:
A.    Yogyakarta
B.    Wonosobo
C.    Malang
D.    Makasar
83.    Kepala Staf Angkatan Darat saat ini adalah:
A.    Jenderal Ryamizard Ryacudu
B.    Letjen Djoko Santoso
C.    Letjen Djaja Suparman
D.    Mayjen Syafrie Syamsudin
84.    Danau terluas di dunia adalah:
A.    Victoria di Afrika
B.    Laut Kaspia di Asia
C.    Great Bear di Kanada
D.    Huron di Amerika
85.    BPKP merupakan kependekan dari:
A.    Badan Pengawas Keuangan Pembangunan
B.    Badan Pemeriksaan Keuangan dan Pembangunan
C.    Badan Pengawasan Keuangan dan Pembangunan
D.    Badan Pengawas Keuangan dan Pembangunan
86.    Bangunan pencakar langit yang tertinggi di dunia adalah:
A.    Petronas di Malaysia
B.    Taipei 101 di Taiwan
C.    Empire State Building di New York
D.    Sears Tower di Chicago
87.    TAP MPR yang menjadi tonggak kemajuan HAM di Indonesia adalah:
A.    TAP XI/MPR/1998
B.    TAP XII/MPR/1998
C.    TAP XIV/MPR/1998
D.    TAP XVII/MPR/1998
88.    Pada tahun 2004 kita melaksanakan Pemilu yang antara lain untuk memilih DPD (Dewan Perwakilan Daerah) dengan:
A.    Sistem Proporsional
B.    Sistem Proporsional stelsel daftar tertutup
C.    Sistem Distrik seperti di AS
D.    Sistem Distrik keterwakilan terbanyak
89.    Senyawa yang terdiri atas dua atom penyusun disebut:
A.    Senyawa Biner
B.    Senyawa Kovalen
C.    Senyawa Asam
D.    Senyawa Basa
90.    Pelaku ekonomi terbagi atas
A.    Produsen, konsumen, pengecer, perusahaan
B.    Pemakai, penghasil, pemerintahan dan luar negeri
C.    Produsen, konsumen, pemerintah, penyalur
D.    Pemakai, penghasil, pengekspor, pengimpor
91.    Penyakit jantung dapat dipicu oleh tingginya kolesterol berbahaya yang disebut:
A.    HDL
B.    LDL
C.    HCL
D.    LCD
92.    Sumber pendanaan APBN dari masyarakat yang harus dikembalikan adalah
A.    Pajak
B.    Cukai
C.    Hibah
D.    SUN
93.    Pada akhir-akhir ini diberitakan adanya penolakan sebagian masyarakat atas terbitnya Perpres No. 36 tahun 2005. Perpres tersebut mengatur tentang:
A.    pendidikan
B.    kesehatan
C.    ganti rugi tanah yang dipergunakan untuk kepentingan umum
D.    dana kompensasi BBM
94.    Mahkamah konstitusi lahir dari UU 24/2003 mempunyai tugas di bawah ini, kecuali:
A.    Menguji UU terhadap UUD 1945
B.    Memutuskan perselisihan hasil Pemilu
C.    Memutuskan pembubaran partai politik
D.    Memutuskan tingkat banding
95.    Permainan basket diciptakan/ditemukan oleh:
A.    Dr. James A. Naismith
B.    Dr. Luther LC Gullick
C.    Dr. Almer Beny
D.    Win Latumeten
96.    Warga Negara Indonesia yang pernah mendapat hadiah Nobel adalah:
A.    Adam Malik
B.    Uskup Belo
C.    Goenawan Muhammad
D.    KH. Abdurahman Wahid
97.    Ada berbagai macam motif pada desain dekorasi agar menarik. Yang termasuk motif geometris adalah:
A.    manusia
B.    naga
C.    silinder
D.    tumbuhan
98.    Tragedi gelombang Tsunami yang terjadi di Aceh akibat dari:
A.    Gempa Oceanik
B.    Gempa Vulkanik
C.    Gempa Mekanik
D.    Gempa Tektonik
99.    Berikut ini adalah tokoh yang pernah menjadi Kaisar di Jepang, kecuali:
A.    Akihito
B.    Hirohito
C.    Yoshihito
D.    Showahito
100.    Susunan huruf-huruf RBYSAAAU akan membentuk nama .... di Indonesia.
A.    Propinsi
B.    Kota
C.    Gunung
D.    Sungai

          –   
The HIV-Aids Titanic hits its own iceberg Rethinking AIDS Day is the 23rd of April. Just one day after Earth Day, celebrated on 22 April to promote the need for reexamining our relationship with the environment, Rethinking AIDS Day prompts us to critically examine the widely held idea that the immune weakness we see in AIDS is caused by an infective virus. According to HEAL, "Rethinking AIDS Day (RAD) is April 23rd to remember (not celebrate) the anniversary of the infamous Gallo/Heckler news conference announcing the 'probable' cause of AIDS had been discovered. By the time the science was published and found wanting, it was too late." RethinkingAIDS has a call to action which goes into more detail about that botched announcement of "the cause" of AIDS: At an international press conference on April 23, 1984, Dr. Robert Gallo, a federally funded cancer researcher, announced that he had discovered "the probable cause of AIDS," a new virus which would later be given the name HIV. The world media accepted the discovery of HIV as the cause of AIDS as a matter of fact although no proof was presented that day or anytime thereafter. Now, twenty four years and $500 billion later, there is still no scientific evidence that Gallo ever isolated HIV from any of the AIDS patients he had studied, and there is still no published paper from any other scientist anywhere in the world demonstrating the direct purification of HIV from any human being. They also have an evolving page of initiatives: List of Events. Wearing a black ribbon (instead of the red one) is one of the ideas of how you can make that day your own. Anyone with a computer, an internet connection and some basic skills of finding information can confirm for themselves that the theory that tells us that HIV=AIDS=ILLNESS AND DEATH is full of holes. A number of articles on this site point out such holes, among them: HIV-Aids: A Tragic Error Why I Quit HIV - Is AIDS Myth Falling Apart? Alternatives to AZT in Aids Patients World AIDS Day 2004 - What happened to Koch's Postulates? HIV Test Bogus - Based on Circular Reasoning Seeing a great number of holes in the official theory, the question arises: What really does cause AIDS? Dr Harold Foster answers that question from the viewpoint of epidemiological geology, saying that those with certain mineral deficiencies - especially of selenium - are at risk. The book What Really Causes AIDS? is a free download from his site. There is more information on nutrient deficiencies and aberrated biochemical pathways as a possible cause of AIDS in Glutathione Peroxidase - Selenium, Aminoacids Overcome AIDS. Beldeu Singh, a Malaysian researcher and writer, argues that AIDS is really a consequence of our lifestyle. Nothing to do with a virus, as much as the medical establishment wishes to promote that cause. The dogma that HIV causes Aids which in turn causes death is like the Titanic and it going to sink just like the ship after it hit the iceberg. The real culprit, says Singh, is our infatuation with drugs, medical and non, but especially those based on the benzene molecule. Our use of chemicals to treat both emotional and physical problems is to blame. Unfortunately, this use of chemicals is sustained and promoted by a multi-billion dollar industry that has the ear of health authorities world wide. In his article, Singh illustrates the mechanism that is behind this common immune weakness....
          Senarai Lokasi Kamera AES 2017 TERKINI   

Senarai Lokasi Kamera AES 2017 TERKINI. Terdapat lebih daripada 20 Kamera AES telah dipasang di seluruh Malaysia oleh Jabatan Pengangkutan Jalan (JPJ) dan yang terkini 7 Senarai Lokasi Kamera AES 2017 Terbaru yang dipasang secara terbalik dari sebelum ini kamera tembak belakang. Senarai Lokasi Kamera AES 2017 TERKINI Bagi tahun akan datang dikatakan lebih 100 lagi […]

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          My group   
My group for my climb is a diverse and amazing group of people from different cultures and countries. In total we are 13: My mom and I, 1 from France, 3 from Austria, 1 from Japan, 1 from Malaysia, 1 from USA and 4 from China. Everyone is so kind and I couldn’t have chosen […]
          Cebu Pacific Cabin Crew Recruitment – July 2017   
Cebu Pacific is looking for Cabin Crew based in the Philippines. Minimum requirements: -With weight proportional to height -Clear complexion, good eyesight and a catchy smile -College level -Proficient in Filipino and English language -Willing to be assigned outside Metro … Continue reading
          AirAsia Cabin Crew Recruitment – July 2017 (Taiwan)   
Interview Date & Venue: Date: 23 July 2017 Venue: Hotel Orchard park Taoyuan, No. 777, Daguan Road, Dayuan district Taoyuan City, 33749 Taiwan Registration time from 9am to 11am Dress code: Female – Smart casual (strictly knee-length dress/skirt only) with full … Continue reading
          Qatar Airways Cabin Crew Recruitment-July 2017 (SIN)   
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          Inilah Indonesia Di Mata Orang Singapura   
Mungkin cerita ini sudah banyak beredar di internet dan tidak ada yang tahu siapa yang menulis cerita ini. Ceritanya memang benar-benar luar biasa, membuat kita semakin bangga jadi orang Indonesia !



Begini ceritanya, seorang backpacker dan seorang pengusaha dari Singapore.

...Suatu pagi di Bandar Lampung, kami menjemput seseorang di bandara. Orang itu sudah tua, kisaran 60 tahun. Sebut saja si bapak.

Si bapak adalah pengusaha asal singapura, dengan logat bicara gaya melayu, english, (atau singlish) beliau menceritakan pengalaman2 hidupnya kepada kami yang masih muda. Mulai dari pengalaman bisnis, spiritual, keluarga, bahkan percintaan hehehe..

“Your country is so rich!”

Ah biasa banget kan denger kata2 begitu. Tapi tunggu dulu..

“Indonesia doesn’t need the world, but the world needs Indonesia”

“Everything can be found here in Indonesia, u don’t need the world”

“Mudah saja, Indonesia paru2 dunia. Tebang saja hutan di Kalimantan, dunia pasti kiamat. Dunia yang butuh Indonesia!”

“Singapore is nothing, we cant be rich without Indonesia . 500.000 orang Indonesia berlibur ke Singapura setiap bulan. Bisa terbayang uang yang masuk ke kami, apartemen2 dan condo terbaru kami yang membeli pun orang2 indonesia, ga peduli harga yang selangit, laku keras. Lihatlah rumah sakit kami, orang Indonesia semua yang berobat.”

“Kalian tahu bagaimana kalapnya pemerintah kami ketika asap hutan Indonesia masuk? Ya, benar2 panik. sangat terasa, we are nothing.”

“Kalian ga tau kan klo Agustus kemarin dunia krisis beras. Termasuk di Singapura dan Malaysia, kalian di Indonesia dengan mudah dapat beras”

“Lihatlah negara kalian, air bersih dimana2.. lihatlah negara kami, air bersih pun kami beli dari malaysia. Saya pernah ke Kalimantan, bahkan pasir pun mengandung permata. Terlihat glitter kalo ada matahari bersinar. Petani disana menjual Rp3000/kg ke sebuah pabrik China. Dan si pabrik menjualnya kembali seharga Rp 30.000/kg. Saya melihatnya sendiri”

“Kalian sadar tidak klo negara2 lain selalu takut meng-embargo Indonesia?! Ya, karena negara kalian memiliki segalanya. Mereka takut kalau kalian menjadi mandiri, makanya tidak di embargo. Harusnya KALIANLAH YANG MENG-EMBARGO DIRI KALIAN SENDIRI. Belilah dari petani2 kalian sendiri, belilah tekstil garmen dari pabrik2 sendiri. Tak perlu kalian impor klo bisa produksi sendiri.”



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          Carrera Cup Australia Sets Sail for Sepang   
Porsche field embarks on first international voyage Eight 40-foot shipping containers carrying a fleet of 911 GT3 Cup cars will set sail from Australia for Malaysia tomorrow ahead of Porsche Carrera Cup Australia’s maiden international round next month. The Carrera Cup race cars, teams’ equipment, and Porsche spare parts will depart Brisbane’s Hutchinson Port ahead of the […]
          Looking For A Cruise With A Difference?   
Cruise ship companies are continuing to add ships to their fleets and they are also becoming far more imaginative with the cruise itineraries that they are providing. The Caribbean and Mediterranean are still the most popular cruising destinations, but there is now a large range of exiting cruises that are available around the World.




This article attempts to give you some inspiration on where you should think about taking your next cruise holiday.




South America can offer a huge range of diverse cruises ranging from a trip up the Amazon to the throbbing cities of Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires as well as offering natural wonders like the Galapagos Islands, Chilean Fjords and the Andes mountains.




Many of these cruises start from US ports and otherssail from the major South American cities. The majority of cruises to the Antarctica start from Ushuaia in southern Argentina. Several cruise companies including Voyages of Discovery and Hurtigruten offer expedition-style Antarctica cruises.




Dubai, as well as being a luxury holiday destination is starting to become an established cruise port. Costa Cruises is sailing seven cruise itineraries in 2009 calling at Abu Dhabi, Oman and Bahrain.




Dubai and other gulf ports often feature on world or repositioning cruises which means you can pick up a cruise bargain by choosing one of these cruises.




North Africa is well served by many cruise ships that also include the Mediterranean but what about the rest of Africa? Some world cruises sail down the west coast of Africa to Cape Town, as an alternative to cruising through the Suez Canal in Egypt.




Cruising the west coast means that you can visit countries such as Senegal, Gambia and Namibia as well as the Cape Verde Islands and St Helena. In southern and eastern Africa some cruise lines offer departures from Cape Town and also the Kenyan holiday resort of Mombasa.




Silversea Cruises offers several trips from these ports which call at destinations such as Zanzibar, Madagascar and Assumption Island. Hebridean International Cruises and Voyages of Discovery are also featuring cruises around this region.




Cruises to Alaska are still as popular as ever. These cruisese start from Seattle or Vancouver and make their way up the Inside Passage taking in some of the worlds most spectacular scenery. NCL, Princess and Royal Caribbean are just some of the cruise lines offering Alaskan cruises, which can also be combined with a land tour.




The Baltic is the second most popular cruise region in the European summer season. A Baltic cruise would visit the stunning cities of St Peterburg, Stockholm and Tallinn, whilst of course Norway offers the incredible Fjords, the midnight sun and The Northern Lights. Hurtigruten is famed for its coastal voyages around Norway.




The Far East and in particular China has seen a big growth in cruise customers. Many cruises start from Hong Kong and cruise north to China and Japan. Other cruises head south where you will cruise to Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore.




Australia and New Zealand feature on most world cruises by cruise companies such as P&O, Holland America, Princess and Royal Caribbean.




So, what are you waiting for? Cruising has never been more popular and with the ever increasing choice of both exotic and exploration cruises available there has never been a better time to book a cruise.


David Brice was writing on behalf of the cruise experts White Rose Cruise

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          Miranda Kerr hands jewellery to US government agents    
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          Andik Vermansah Prioritaskan Piala Malaysia untuk Selangor FA   
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          Business as usual for live export company NACC with cattle and buffalo shipment   
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          Materi Futsal Ver 1.0   
program latihan FUTSAL

- Latihan Teknik Dasar FUTSAL
- Latihan Teknik Kontrol Bola
- Latihan Kerjasama Team
- Latihan Menyerang
- Latihan Bertahan
- Latihan Fisik FUTSAL
- Latihan Mental FUTSAL
- Latihan Taktik FUTSAL
- Latihan Teknik, Taktik & Strategi Kompetisi.

latihan nahan bola, kontrol bola ama shooting .. sekalian buat ngelatih defense kita maen bentar dibantu anak2 ged E lt. 1

pas latian maen....

temen2 ayo kita maen pendek dan cepat..positioning..

Pola 4-0 dengan variasi 1-2-1 dan 1-1-2, diperagakan nyaris sepanjang pertandingan oleh Socrates dkk dengan cukup baik.

“ Overall, permainan tim dengan strategi baru mengalami peningkatan yang sangat signifikan. Mereka mampu memainkan kombinasi bola – bola cepat dan variasi serangan lewat sayap dengan baik,” kata pelatih Justin Laksana usai pertandingan.

7 hari dengan total 4x latihan taktik, 5x latihan teknik dasar dan 2x sparing)

Finishing kita luar biasa jeleknya, pemain sendiri mengakui bahwa mereka kurang bersabar pada saat berhadapan dengan kiper dan jujur, kiper Korsel tampil luar biasa. Ke 2 pemain lupa dengan job masing-masing pada saat lawan melakukan serangan balik, dimana kordinasi dan posisi di lapangan telah terlupakan, hal ini menciptakan dis-organisasi di defence kami dan dimanfaatkan oleh Korsel. Inilah jawabannya mengapa kita bisa kalah dengan skor telak dari Korsel.

latihan defence pada saat di counter attack
tidaka bersabar dan terlalu banyak kesalahan timing, dimana passing yang dilakukan yang seharusnya pemain shooting. Dan juga teknik dasar yang rendah membuat kami bermain tidak efektif.


Bermain Futsal tidak jauh berbeda dengan bermain Sepakbola pada umumnya, butuh kekuatan stamina, mental dan strategi. Ada sedikit perbedaan mendasar dalam hal pola permainan dan pengaturan serangan.

Pola permainan dalam Futsal banyak didominasi permainan kaki ke kaki, maksudnya pengaturan dalam bertahan, maupun menyerang lebih banyak dilakukan
dengan umpan-umpan pendek, mengingat ukuran lapangan yang lebih kecil dibanding lapangan sepakbola. Dengan pola seperti ini skill dan kekompakan tim terutama dalam mengolah bola, mengumpan, menjaga pertahanan dan menyerang ke daerah lawan sangat diperlukan.

Didalam Futsal jarang sekali diterapkan umpan-umpan panjang, strategi ini hanya buang-buang energi, disamping itu juga tidak mencerminkan permainan yang baik dan enak dilihat . Namun demikian, bukannya hal tersebut dilarang atau tidak disarankan, tinggal kembali kepada individu sendiri, mau bagaimana memainkan permainan Futsal tersebut.
Jarangnya teknik-teknik tersebut diterapkan, hal ini lebih kepada bisa terciptanya pola permainan yang cantik, enak dilihat serta proses gol yang indah. Begitu juga dengan heading bola, gol-gol yang tercipta dengan kepala bisa lebih terlihat bagus dan enak untuk dilihat, terlebih jika proses penyerangan tersebut dilakukan dengan pola penyerangan terstruktur.

Nah sekarang tinggal bagaimana kita membuat suatu pola dan strategi bermain yang bagus, untuk hal itu tentunya ada beberapa hal yang menjadi fokus utama dalam menciptakan pola permainan yang bagus.
1. Penguasaan terhadap bola.
Untuk melatih penguasaan bola tahap pertama adalah dengan memfokuskan pada kekuatan dan kelincahan dalam pergerakan kaki, sebagaimana saya jelaskan dalam artikel Tips warming up sebelum bermain futsal, pemanasan sangat diperlukan, lakukan sesering mungkin dribling untuk menselaraskan pergerakan kaki dan arah bola, bisa dilakukan dengan variasi zig-zag.

2. Komposisi Pemain.
Untuk membentuk tim yang bagus, cermati skill tiap-tiap pemain dalam hal penguasaan bola, pengaturan serangan dan menyerang.Tempatkan pemain yang memiliki model pergerakan kaki yang rapat sebagai pemain bertahan, rapat di sini maksudnya model pergerakan kakinya yang tidak terlalu panjang, hal ini bisa lebih berguna untuk menghambat laju pergerakan bola lawan, dan sebaliknya tipe pemain dengan pergerakan panjang lebih bisa dimanfaatkan sebagai penyerang.
Untuk pemain tengah dibutuhkan sosok yang memiliki kemampuan mengatur serangan dan yang lebih diutamakan adalah kemampuan stamin yang paling prima, mengingat posisinya memungkinkan melakukan penyerangan dan bertahan
3. Teknik dan Pola Permainan.

Jumlah pemain Futsal bisa dilakukan 4 atau 5 orang termasuk penjaga gawang. Penempatan pemain yang pas menurut karakter dan gaya permainan masing-masing posisi akan lebih menyeimbangkan pola dalam bertahan maupun menyerang, adapun posisi yang bisa diterapkan sebagai berikut.
Jumlah pemain 5 orang :
1. Pola 1 - 2 - 2


Jumlah pemain 6 orang :
1. Pola 1-2-1-2
Untuk pola ini 1 orang penjaga gawang, 2 orang back kiri dan kanan, 1 gelandang dan 2 striker kiri dan kanan.
Pada saat bertahan posisi semua berada di daerah sendiri dengan pola:

Pengatur serangan yakni gelandang bisa mengumpan ke posisi dua penyerang dan bola bisa dimainkan diketiga posisi tersebut guna mencari celah untuk shooting bola ke gawang lawan.
Tugas back kiri/kanan selain menjaga pergerakan lawan, juga ada pembagian tugas ambil bola mati didaerah sendiri, jika bola mati ada di kanan maka back kanan yang mengambil bola, begitu juga sebaliknya, diusahakan jangan saling mengambil posisi,
tujuannya agar selalu fokus terhadap daerah/wilayahnya sendiri. Sementara tugas gelandang yakni mengatur serangan dan membantu pertahanan, makanya gelandang paling memiliki stamina dan skill yang lebih prima.

2. Pola 1-2-3
Pola ini bisa diterapkan dengan catatan posisi 2 bek bisa menjaga dan mampu membantu penyerangan, tentunya kapasitas 2 bek ini tidak hanya kuat mempertahankan area gawang, namun juga mempunyai skill dalam pengaturan serangan, sehingga tiga penyerang bisa leluasa mengobrak-abrik pertahanan lawan. Dengan pola ini diharapkan pola serangan lebih dipertajam.


3. Pola 1-1-2-2
Pola ini menjadikan ada posisi back yang menggantung dibelakang dua pemain tengah, hal ini bertujuan supaya si back tunggal tersebut bisa menghalau dengan lugas serangan-serangan yang kemungkinan lolos dari pertahanan sektor gelandang. Skill yang dimiliki oleh back tunggal ini harus benar-benar prima, mampu membaca pergerankan bola dan serangan lawan, disamping itu juga memiliki phisik yang kuat, mangingat posisi antara back tunggal dengan gelandang sejajar, dimana pada posisi ini akan menghalau serangan -serangan baik dari kiri maupun kanan, dan tentunya kerjasama dan kekompakan dengan posisi gelandang sangat perlukan.
Pada pola ini juga, posisi sayap kanan maupun kiri difungsikan bisa membantu pertahanan, turun ke bawah membantu back tunggal tersebut, maka dari itu posisi sayap ini harus memiliki kecepatan lari dimana harus melakukan penyerangan dan segera balik ke pertahanan.
Didalam pola ini, jika terjadi bola mati didaerah pertahanan kiri maupun kanan, maka yang berhak mengambil bola yakni masing2x sayap tersebut, tidak diserahkan kepada back tunggal tersebut, mengingat jika dilakukan oleh back tunggal, maka dikhawatirkan posisi pertahanan jadi lowong.
Dari semua pola yang diterangkan diatas, pada dasarnya diterapkan sebagai optimalisasi pola serangan atau pola bertahan dalam suatu permainan itu sendiri, sehingga para pemain bisa lebih memahami strategi permainan dan fokus terhadap tugas dari masing-pemain.

Membaca pola lawan

Futsal sudah cukup dikenal oleh masyarakat terutama diperkotaan, menjamurnya bisnis penyedia lapangan futsal banyak ditunjang oleh ketidak tersediannya lahan lapangan sepak bola disamping peminatnya yang cukup banyak. Jika kita amati, banyak para pengusaha Futsal yang memanfaatkan lahan “nganggur” berupa bekas gudang, daripada kosong lebih baik dijadikan lapangan Futsal. Walau dibilang harga sewanya mahal , namun para pehobi olahraga baru ini makin lama makin meningkat. Kita berharap semakin banyak dibuka lapangan-lapangan futsal baru, menjadi semakin ketatnya bisnis sewa lapangan Futsal sehingga harga sewa makin terjangkau oleh masyarakat.
Seiringnya perkembangan Futsal, banyak turnamen-turnamen diselenggarakan oleh berbagai kalangan, mulai dari tingkat pengelola Futsal, Perusahaan bahkan pemerintah daerah dan Nasional. Namun sepertinya gaung Futsal di Indonesia belum setenar saudara tuanya yakni Sepak Bola, entah karena pengelolaannya belum terpadu, belum ada induk olahraga atau apa.. entahlah, namun paling tidak kita sudah punya timnas Futsal, dan tempo hari ikut turnamen di Malaysia, kalo nggak salah timnas Futsal Inggris bisa dikalahkan… lumayan…

Jika anda sekarang rutin melakukan latihan Futsal bersama rekan-rekan se-tim anda, maka anda akan lebih banyak amati dan pelajari karakter bermain setiap individu dalam tim anda tersebut, jika tim anda sering melakukan latih tanding dengan tim lain, disamping karakter tiap pemain lawan juga akan anda amati karakter Tim tersebut dalam memainkan Futsal, maka dari itu banyak latih tanding dengan tim lain akan memberi banyak manfaat, terutama dalam hal membaca permainan Tim lawan, disamping itu juga kita bisa menyerap taktik dan strategi yang diterapkan tim lawan, sudah barang tentu sangat disarankan untuk memilih lawan yang lebih tangguh, paling tidak seimbang dengan tim kita.


Seperti halnya sepak bola pada umumnya, terdapat dua umum tentang karakteristik permainan, pertama permainan dengan umpan-umpan panjang dan cenderung mengandalkan kecepatan dan kekuatan, yang kedua permainan pendek, apik dan cantik, untuk yang terakhir ini biasanya enak untuk ditonton.

Seperti saya utarakan dalam artikel sebelumnya, bahwa permainan dengan umpan-umpan panjang jarang sekali diterapkan dalam permainan Futsal, biasanya tim yang masih menerapkan permainan ini banyak dipengaruhi oleh gaya permainan pemain-pemainnya, biasanya para pemain ini adalah pemain sepak bola biasa, yang mana mereka sudah terbiasa dengan lapangan besar dimana seringkali menerapkan umpan-umpan panjang dan tendangan-tendangan yang lumayan kencang dan keras, para pemain ini sering melakukan “passing” yang cepat dan langsung menusuk ke daerah lawan, dan juga setiap melakukan tendangan ke gawang, lebih banyak mengandalkan power, bertenaga dan gledek, satu hal lagi karakter dari permaian ini yakni dalam melakukan marking lebih rapat dan sedikit mengandalkan body contact, hal ini bisa dimaklumi karena kebiasaan mereka dilapangan besar memungkinkan untuk melakukan hal tersebut. Lalu bagaimana menghadapi gaya permainan seperti ini, jika tim kita memiliki kemampuan lebih, baik fisik dan skill, mungkin anda percaya diri untuk meladeni dengan permainan yang sama, namun jika terasa tim anda kurang percaya diri meladeni dengan kekuatan dan skill yang lebih, anda jangan underestimate dulu, masih banyak cara untuk melakukan perlawanan, kunci dari gaya permainan ini adalah passing , shooting dan marking.

Untuk meredam passing usahakan posisi masing-masing pemain yang sesuai dengan tugas dan fungsinya jangan sampai saling ngacak nggak beraturan, stick to the position, sedikit menurunkan irama permaian sebab jika terpancing ke permaian cepat maka akan sangat mudah mereka melakukan pasing-pasing yang mana banyak posisi – posisi pemain kita lowong, jika posisi sedang bertahan usahakan semua pemain lebih banyak berada kearah tengah-tengah dari daerah kita, tujuannya agar lebih menutup ruang tembak lawan, kalaupun tim lawan melakukan pasing dan shooting ke gawang melalui daerah luar sayap misalnya, paling tidak kesiapan kita menghalau serangan tersebut akan lebih terkoordinir jika posisi kita berada ditengah-tengah dan bisa saling menutup jika perlu.

Untuk menghalau tendangan yang rata-rata sangat bertenaga dan biasanya dilakukan dengan sangat cepat, maka hal yang harus diperhatikan adalah ruang tembaknya, jangan sampai kita memberi ruang tembak dan biasanya mereka bisa memanfaatkan ruang tembak sekecil apapun, peran pergerakan kaki kita sangat diperlukan untuk menghalau tendangan ke gawang seperti ini, paling tidak akan mempersempit ruang tembak.

Pada saat kita melakukan serangan ke daerah lawan, lakukan dengan pola umpan-umpan pendek namun terstruktur, jika kita melakukannya dengan umpan-umpan panjang maka lawan akan lebih gampang membaca permainan kita, karena mereka terbiasa dengan permainan seperti itu, walaupun skill dan stamina tim kita ada dibawah mereka, namun pola ini lebih memungkinkan diterapkan dengan kondisi tim seperti ini, dibanding harus menerapkan umpan-umpan panjang. Untuk menghindari marking yang cukup rapat, ada strategi yang bisa diterapkan, sering-seringlah melakukan umpan-umpan pendek dengan rekan se-tim, disamping itu juga melakukan re-posisi yang cepat dan tepat, tepat disini maksudnya jika anda mengumpan ke teman anda, anda harus segera bergerak kearah posisi lain dimana memungkinkan teman anda bisa memberikan bola kearah anda kembali. Dengan demikian marking yang rapat masih bisa kita lewati.

Untuk gaya permainan pendek dengan umpan dari kaki-ke kaki biasanya dilakukan oleh tim dengan pemain yang diatas rata-rata memiliki skill lebih dalam hal penguasaan bola, dalam tim seperti ini permainan tidak didominasi oleh tendangan-tendangan langsung ke gawang, namun dilakukan dengan umpan-umpan pendek mengarah ke daerah gawang lawan. Akan sangat sulit dihadang jika dilakukan dengan cepat, terstruktur dan terarah. Hal yang mungkin bisa diterapkan untuk menghadapi permainan ini adalah yang pertama posisi pemain kita, jangan sampai kacau nggak beraturan, sebab jika posisi sudah berantakan maka lawan akan dengan mudah melakukan penetrasi ke daerah gawang kita. Untuk itu perlu dilakukan latihan pergerakan kaki, karena dengan kelincahan dan kecepatan pergerakan kaki maka umpan-umpan pendek bisa kita antisipasi, seperti kita ketahui dalam permainan pendek jika bola sedang dibawa lawan posisi bola itu tidak akan jauh dari badannya jadi asal ruang gerak lawan bisa kita antisipasi, maka arah bolapun bisa kita baca.

Pada saat penyerangan, menghadapi tim dengan permainan pendek seperti ini manfaatkan celah dan area lebar lapangan yang ada, paling tidak kita bisa membuka ruang tembak, misalnya sudut kiri dan kanan bisa kita manfaatkan sebagi ruang tembak, karena biasanya daerah ini kurang sekali penjagaannya, lakukan latihan tendangan ke gawang dari kedua daerah ini dan ada satu hal yang perlu diketahui bahwa didalam permainan sepak bola, jika terjadi tendangan bebas atau tendangan langsung ke gawang, barikade pertahanan atau adanya posisi beberapa pemain didepan penjaga gawang, sangat membantu untuk menutup ruang tembak, namun tidak demikian untuk permainan Futsal, malah sebaliknya formasi barikade ini lebih sering mengakibatkan blunder, ini diakibatkan karena jarak tembak yang pendek sehingga konsetrasi penjaga gawang menjadi terganggu dan agak susah untuk membaca arah bola.

Manfaatkan kondisi ini pada saat kita melakukan tendangan kearah gawang lawan. Untuk membuktikan analisa saya, silahkan anda coba sendiri dengan menjadi penjaga gawang…

Menu latihan minggu ini adalah passing dan gerakan membuka ruang. Latihannya menggunakan apa yang saya sebut sebagai Ladang Ranjau Cones, hehehe… Lihat saja foto di atas! Puluhan cone warna-warni diletakkan berdekatan dalam satu wilayah dimana tiga pasang pemain harus memberi passing dan bergerak di wilayah tersebut. Syaratnya sederhana: setiap pasangan harus terus bergerak/passing dan bola tidak boleh menyentuh cone.

awal kita main zone (yg terkadang menurut gw kaya 'minta diserang'...) dan di menit2 terakhir babak man to man. taktik zone kadang menurut gw suka bikin striker gw ketahan di belakang deh. tapi emang terbukti ampuh nahan serangan mereka

maen formasi 2-2 Zone buat Defend kalo gaQ Press 1-1 yah kalo nyerang biasa maen formasi 4-0 or Counter Attack...aen futsal mah nyantai aja broo...tenang,nih OR kaya basket...gaQ bisa qta maen gradak-gruduk yang ada malah kalah ^^

biasanya seh 2-1-1. soalnya lebih ngandalin counter :D:D


benturan bahu yang dilakukan oleh Angga dikartu merahkan


Tips warming up sebelum bermain Futsal.
Posted on January 2, 2008 by adoer
Layaknya mau berolah raga, sebelum permainan dimulai kita harus membiasakan warming up (pemanasan). Hal ini bertujuan agar tubuh kita lebih lentur, tidak kaku dan tidak kaget sewaktu melakukan gerakan-gerakan tubuh dan tentunya menghindari cedera yang lebih serius.

Dalam bermain Futsal, disarankan menggunakan sepatu khusus Futsal, dan biasanya lapangan beralaskan rumput sintentis, sejenis karpet bahkan ada juga lapangan tembok biasa. Tidak dianjurkan menggunakan sepatu sepak bola, terutama karena selain kurang nyaman, tentunya juga duri-duri pada tapak sepatu akan merusak lapangan, biasanya pihak pengelola akan melarang pemakaian sepatu sepak bola.

Ukuran bola Futsal lebih kecil dibandingkan dengan bola sepak bola, namun terasa agak lebih berat dibanding bola biasa, bisa anda rasakan pada saat menendang bola, tidak jarang sehabis bermain Futsal, pada bagian tubuh terdapat lebam-lebam akibat bekas bola yang kena ditubuh kita.

Pemanasan pertama lakukan lari-lari kecil, minimal 3 kali puteran lapangan Futsal, setelah itu lakukan sedikit senam mulai dari bagian kepala, leher, pinggang, lutut dan kaki, hal yang harus lebih mendapat perhatian yakni pada bagian pinggang ke bawah terutama lutut dan pergelangan kaki, sebab dalam bermain Futsal dua bagian tubuh ini sering mendapat beban yang lebih, banyaknya gerakan lari, mengolah bola, dan menedang bola. Tidak jarang para pemain Futsal banyak yang mengalami cedera terkilir dipergelangan kaki atau luka pada lutut sewaktu sliding.

Untuk bagian lutut dan kaki biasanya dilakukan pemanasan sebagai berikut :
Bagian Lutut.
Posisi bungkuk, kedua tangan diletakan dibagian depan masing-masing kedua lutut, selanjutnya gerakan badan anda turun naik, dengan posisi tangan masih menempel dilutut, lakukan gerakan tersebut dengan bagian pantat anda sampai mengenai tumit kaki bagian belakang, terus lakukan secukupnya, anda bisa merasakan sampai kondisi lutut terasa “hangat”, saya biasanya melakukan variasi dengan melakukan gerakan melingkar/memutar, arah kekiri atau sebaliknya.
Untuk pelemasan, bisa dilakukan dengan cara posisi badan tegak berdiri, lutut kaki kanan anda angkat sejajar pinggang anda mengarah kedepan, pegang lutu anda dengan kedua tangan anda, kemudian tarik perlahan-lahan sampai bagian atas paha anda mengenai dada, lakukan beberapa kali. Lakukan dengan cara yang sama untuk kaki kiri. Variasi bisa dilakukan juga dengan posisi sama tegak berdiri, namun kali ini posisi kaki ditarik ke belakang dengan cara memegang kaki anda kebelakang, kemudian dengan perlahan, tari kearah belakang atas, lakukan juga untuk kaki yang satunya.

Bagian Pergelangan Kaki.
Pertama-tama lakukan pemanasan dengan posisi badan tegak berdiri, tekuk kaki kiri anda sehingga ujung jari manghadap kebawah tepat diujung lantai. Lakukan gerakan kaki kedepan dan ke belakang dengan tumpuan ujung jari-jari kaki, lakukan juga dengan gerakan memutar, tujuannya supaya otot-otot pergelangan kaki tidak kaku dan lebih lentur. Berlaku hal yang sama untuk kaki kanan.
Hal lain yang bisa anda lakukan dengan cara jinjit berulang, yakni posisi anda tegak biasa, kemudian lakukan jinjit berulangkali.

Bagian Paha.
Lakukan dengan posisi “kuda-kuda” yakni dengan posisi tegak, majukan kaki kanan anda setengah langkah kedepan, letakan kedua tangan diatas ujung bagian atas lutut anda, secara bersamaan gerakan badan kebawah (arah kedepan) perlahan-lahan diimbangi dengan gerakan menekan lutut anda sampai terasa ketegangannya pada otot bagian bawah paha anda. Lakukan hal yang sama untuk kaki kirinya.
Selanjutnya masih bagian paha, untuk variasi gerakan yang lain. Dari posisi tegak rentangkan salah kaki kiri anda geser kearah kiri dan kaki kanan tetap pada posisi semula, letakan tangan anda dibagian atas lutu anda, kemudian rebahkan dan sedikit, turunkan badan anda ke kanan lakukan secara perlahan sampai terasa ketegangan pada otot paha anda, lakukan hal yang sama untuk kaki yang lainnya.
Masih sekitar bagian paha, gerakan lain yang anda bisa lakukan adalah dengan cara posisi badan anda tegak berdiri, pegang bagian ujung kaki kanan anda, tarik kebelakang, terus tarik kearah depan, istlahnya posisi “menelikung”, lakukan juga hal yang sama untuk kaki yang lainnya.

Buat saya warming up hukumnya wajib, sebab kalau tidak kemungkinan cedera semakin besar, disamping itu juga stamina jadi cepat loyo, memang terkadang orang beranggapan kalau pemanasan hanya buang-buang energi, istilahnya sebelum bermain tenaga sudah habis duluan, tetapi buat saya hukum itu tidak berlaku, justru kalau semakin bagus pemanasan maka stamina semakin stabil.

Penalty
Kemampuan dalam hal menendang tendangan penalti mutlak harus dikuasai oleh setiap pemain Sepak Bola / Futsal, tidak terkecuali untuk penjaga gawang, dikarenakan tendangan penalti bisa memegang peranan penting dalam menentukan menang atau kalahnya suatu pertandingan. Jika tendangan penalti dilakukan dengan baik, maka kemungkinan terjadinya gol akan semakin besar.
Ada 2 tipe tendangan penalti : Penempatan Arah (Placer) dan Kekuatan Tendangan (Blaster).
Tendangan penalti dengan kekuatan tenaga menggunakan kaki bagian dalam/punggung, sedangkan penempatan arah (Placer) dilakukan dengan menggunakan kaki bagian dalam.
Penendang harus memperhatikan juga aspek phisiologi. Hal ini menjadi kunci utama dalam hal menghadapi trik-trik penjaga gawang yang melakukan gerakan-gerakan yang sekiranya akan mengganggu konsentrasi kita.
Ada beberapa konsep dasar dalam melakukan tendangan penalti.
- Pada saat anda menentukan target bola pada bagian gawang, sekali anda menentukan arah, jangan merubahnya pada saat anda mulai menendang bola.

- Tendang serendah mungkin jika memungkinkan, anda lebih mudah menendang kearah bagian atas mistar gawang dibanding bagian bawah mistar gawang.

- Ambilah arah satu dari 2 pojok gawang dan coba lakukan latihan berulang kali untuk mendapatkan tendangan yang bagus.
          Selamat Menyambut Hari Kemerdekaan Malaysia ke-52   

          Sejarah Gemilang Malaysia   

SEJARAH NEGARA: Kapal angkasa Soyuz TMA-11 berlepas dari pangkalan Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, malam tadi.


Impian jadi realiti apabila Soyuz 15-S bawa angkasawan pertama negara dilancar malam tadiIMPIAN Malaysia untuk meneroka angkasa lepas yang dicetuskan sejak 2003, menjadi realiti apabila kapal angkasa Soyuz 15-S yang membawa angkasawan pertama negara, Dr Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor Sheikh Mustapha, selamat dilancarkan dari Baikonur Cosmodrome di sini, malam tadi. Pelancaran roket Soyuz TMA-11 yang membawa kapal angkasa itu ke Stesen Angkasa Antarabangsa (ISS) tepat jam 7.21 malam (9.21 malam waktu Malaysia), mencatat satu lagi kegemilangan dalam lipatan sejarah negara di peringkat antarabangsa.


Dr Sheikh Muszaphar, 35, juga mencatat sejarah sebagai angkasawan Islam pertama yang berpuasa dan menyambut Aidilfitri di angkasa lepas. Selain Dr Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor, misi kapal angkasa seberat 7,170 kilogram itu juga disertai Komander Peggy Whitson dari Amerika Syarikat dan jurutera penerbangan, Yuri Malenchenko dari Russia. Di Malaysia, seluruh rakyat menyaksikan detik bersejarah itu menerusi siaran langsung di semua saluran televisyen utama serta beberapa skrin yang ditempatkan di lokasi strategik di ibu negara dan beberapa bandar besar.


Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi turut menyaksikan kejayaan yang dicapai anak muda dari Seremban itu pada majlis khas di Pusat Konvensyen Kuala Lumpur (KLCC) bersama Timbalannya, Datuk Seri Najib Razak, menteri Kabinet dan 280 pelajar. Hadir sama ialah bekas angkasawan Amerika Syarikat, Kapten Robert Gibson, yang turut menjelaskan kepada Perdana Menteri mengenai pelbagai aspek teknikal pelancaran kapal angkasa itu. Sebelum itu, majlis berbuka puasa, solat tarawih serta solat hajat diadakan bagi mendoakan keselamatan dan kejayaan misi berkenaan. Pelancaran bermula dengan pelepasan empat pelonjak utama roket yang dipadankan dengan bendera Malaysia dan 29 saat kemudian SoyuzTMA-11 membelah langit cerah Baikonur dan mempesonakan mereka yang menyaksikannya.


Sembilan minit selepas pelancaran, roket berkenaan mencapai ketinggian 200 kilometer dari bumi dan pegawai di pusat kawalan utama berhampiran Moscow berkata: Kapal angkasa TMA-11 berada di orbit. Kakitangan di pusat kawalan itu berjabat tangan, manakala visual Dr Sheikh Muszaphar dengan Jalur Gemilang di lengannya mula dipancarkan dari kapal angkasa yang bergerak pada kelajuan lapan kilometer sesaat. Ketiga-tiga angkasawan itu duduk dengan tenang sambil meneliti manual penerbangan. Visual dari kapsul kapal angkasa itu juga ditonton seluruh rakyat Malaysia dengan penuh bangga. Kapal angkasa itu akan berlegar di orbit selama dua hari sebelum bercantum dengan ISS pada ketinggian 360 kilometer.


Tiga angkasawan itu akan berada di ISS selama 10 hari dengan Dr Sheikh Muszaphar mengadakan tiga uji kaji membabitkan tiga komponen penting iaitu sel di angkasa, mikrob di angkasa serta pengkristalan protein sebelum pulang ke bumi pada 21 Oktober ini. Pelepasan angkasawan negara itu di tapak pelancaran di sini disaksikan Menteri Sains, Teknologi dan Inovasi, Datuk Seri Jamaluddin Jarjis dan ibu bapa Dr Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor, Datuk Sheikh Mustapha Sheikh Shukor dan Datin Zuraida Sheikh Ahmad. Terdahulu, persediaan akhir untuk pelancaran kapal angkasa itu bermula sejak tujuh jam lebih awal di Baikonur Cosmodrome dengan Dr Sheikh Muszaphar bersama Whitson dan Malenchenko dibawa dari Kosmonaut Hotel menaiki bas ke Tapak Pelancaran 1 pada jam 2 petang. Selepas melalui proses persediaan terakhir, empat jam sebelum pelancaran, Agensi Angkasa Lepas Russia (Roscosmos) mula memasang baju angkasa lepas 'Sukol' kepada angkasawan atau Kosmonaut dalam istilah Russia, diikuti upacara tabik hormat sebagai tanda penghargaan terhadap keberanian angkasawan menempuh cabaran dalam misi itu.


Program angkasawan negara bermula pada 2003 apabila Russia bersetuju menghantar seorang rakyat Malaysia ke ISS sebagai sebahagian perjanjian pembelian 18 jet pejuang Sukhoi 30-MKM bernilai RM3.42 bilion. Dr Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor dipilih untuk misi ini walaupun Roscosmos juga mengiktiraf seorang lagi angkasawan negara, Kapten Dr Faiz Khaleed, 26, yang menjadi angkasawan sokongan bagi misi ini.

          Militant siege, drug killings mark Duterte's stormy 1st year   
FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2016 file photo, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, center, arrives for a meeting with Philippine community at a hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It's been a remarkably turbulent first year for Duterte, whose war on…
          Hilarious: Steyn Mocks Acosta’s ‘Drama Queen-ery,’ ‘Cooper with Elmo as His Co-Pilot’   

Having a bad day? Well, you’ve come to the right place. On Wednesday’s Tucker Carlson Tonight, conservative pundit Mark Steyn hysterically dismantled CNN’s Russia coverage, arguing it was worse than their Malaysian plane coverage and the only plot twist left is for “Anderson Cooper and Elmo in the CNN space ship” to save “Earth...from the rupture in the space time continuum.”

The nearly-seven-minutes of fun kicked off with Steyn making an analogy about CNN selling empty bags of potato chips and then another about Malaysian Airlines Flight 370:

They went bananas over that Malaysian plane that disappeared a couple of years ago. But at least there was a Malaysian plane that was here one minute and wasn't there the next. Here, there actually is no Malaysian plane and they are covering it — I mean, you said, Jeff Zucker is telling them to stop covering real news. 

Out of the blue, Steyn brought up how Sesame Street’s Elmo appeared on CNN to defend Syrian refugees: “Yesterday, they interviewed Elmo about what he thought of Syrian refugees and oddly enough, Elmo happens to like them and that was the least nutty thing that CNN has done in the last few weeks.”

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Steyn attempted to get serious in denouncing the lack of definitive Russian collusion proof, but he went back to employing humor when he noted how “[e]verybody hates the media” [emphasis mine]:    

And they hate Jim Acosta going to bananas at the White House press conference because the big mean press secretary won't let him turn his camera on. I'm in favor, by the way. I thought Elmo was excellent yesterday. I am in favor of replacing Jim Acosta with Elmo at the White House press conference. The fact is the public is on the White House’s side. If Sean Spicer wants to conduct his press conference in interpretive dance, he can do that and the public by and large, if it's a choice between Sean Spicer announcing the ObamaCare bill in interpretive dance, or Jim Acosta doing his drama queen-ery, then, people would rather have the interpretive dance of Sean Spicer. They’re not going to go anywhere with this. 

Steyn again briefly went back to being serious, noticing how these supposedly blockbuster Russia hearings have only exposed potential misdeeds by the Obama Administration. 

When CNN’s infamous black hole theory about the Malaysian plane came up, Steyn realized that the network itself is flying into one with its obsessive Russia coverage. That being said, Steyn closed out the segment with a picture you’ll have a hard time getting out of your mind:

STEYN: They’ve taken a very small story and in expanding it, they’re flying their network into a black hole and whether they can emerge from that — I realize that is the kind of plot twist, that is Anderson Cooper in X-Men 12 or The Avengers when the Loki tears up the space time continuum is ripped up and only Anderson Cooper and Elmo in the CNN space ship can rest Earth back from the rupture in the space time continuum. That’s the only plot twist left for CNN at this point. 

CARLSON: It’s going to take me a full day to recover from that. Mark Steyn, you are so great.

STEYN: That is where they are going. Elmo -- it's Elmo at the, you know, Anderson Cooper with Elmo as his copilot. Good luck with that, CNN. 

Here’s the relevant portion of the transcript from June 29's FNC’s Tucker Carlson Tonight:

FNC’s Tucker Carlson Tonight
June 29, 2017
8:04 p.m. Eastern

TUCKER CARLSON: What do you think of that, mark, the whole “our viewers are terrible,” “consumers are bad if they don’t like us” argument? Is that a winner? 

MARK STEYN:  No, it's not and the idea of converting yourself into a victim group of, I guess, journalist-Americans, the latest hyphenated victim group, that is — that is a good — really good — or what? And I think the problem is, to extend your potato chips analogy, is they’re actually selling a bag that has all the packaging of potato chips, and there are no potato chips inside. That’s the problem with the Russia story. They went bananas over that Malaysian plane that disappeared a couple of years ago. But at least there was a Malaysian plane that was here one minute and wasn't there the next. Here, there actually is no Malaysian plane and they are covering it — I mean, you said, Jeff Zucker is telling them to stop covering real news.  You’re not entirely accurate on that, Tucker. Yesterday, they interviewed Elmo about what he thought of Syrian refugees and oddly enough, Elmo happens to like them and that was the least nutty thing that CNN has done in the last few weeks. It’s the nearest thing to real news. 

CARLSON: It’s sad. I mean, there’s actually a lot of talented people. I worked there. I know a bunch there. They are smart, serious people, but they’re being pushed to the side in favor of this garbage. What about the prediction you heard Rush Limbaugh, who use it in for sometimes, say that they are going to be a casualty of the Trump administration? 

STEYN: Yes, I think that is likely because the argument that van Jones was saying, that it's a nothing burger, but it's ratings, that is true in the short term. But there are diminishing returns to this which is that it's a Russian investigation with no Russians. The only Russian anyone's ever mentions is the Ambassador, who’s like strolling around lunging all over the District of Columbia. He is the only sinister Russian in this story. It's a Russian investigation without any Russians and at some point, it will be like one of those Russian dolls that all the tourists like, you open the big Russian doll, there is a smaller Russian doll, there's a tinsy, winsy Russian doll, and then you open up the last Russian doll and there's nothing and at some point, which I think actually the bulk of the American public have figured out already, there is actually nothing. We are down to the last minuscule Russian doll and there is nothing inside when you open that up. 

CARLSON: So, you think that’s a critique of CNN. But I think CNN would call that hate speech. Do you think it should be allowed? Do you think you're making them feel unsafe by criticizing them? 

STEYN: Well, they are advancing the argument now that Trump pushing back against the media, which nobody likes, nobody likes, everybody — and I say this as someone in the media and you're in the media and you know that people hated media. Everybody hates the media. 

CARLSON: That's true. 

STEYN: And they hate Jim Acosta going to bananas at the White House press conference because the big mean press secretary won't let him turn his camera on. I'm in favor, by the way. I thought Elmo was excellent yesterday. I am in favor of replacing Jim Acosta with Elmo at the White House press conference. The fact is the public is on the White House’s side. If Sean Spicer wants to conduct his press conference in interpretive dance, he can do that and the public by and large, if it's a choice between Sean Spicer announcing the ObamaCare bill in interpretive dance, or Jim Acosta doing his drama queen-ery, then, people would rather have the interpretive dance of Sean Spicer. They’re not going to go anywhere with this. 

CARLSON: I think the idea, though, the idea, — and I’m not in charge over there, but the idea is, you identify a relatively small but consistent audience of true believers who are sort of, you know, into the esoteric theory of freemasonry or Russian conspiracy or whatever they are selling and you just kind go with that. You’re longer a national network, you are sticking to a small group. 

STEYN: Yes, and they’re very enthusiastic. The trouble — I think the serious point here is that at some point, the interest of the Democrat Party diverge from CNN and the other Russian investigation obsessives because every time they actually succeed in dragging someone into Congress to talk about it, what happens as it reveals more about Loretta Lynch meeting with Bill Clinton or telling Jim Comey not to call the Hillary investigation an investigation and so, it’s actually, the Russian investigation is really a Democrat investigation and the more you can focus on it, the more it drags in Susan Rice and Loretta Lynch and eventually, the President himself and at some point, the Democrats are going to say, look, it is fine for you to do your ratings but can we please have more Elmo and less Russia because this is going to kill us with Loretta Lynch and Susan Rice and all the rest. Their interests are not aligned on this topic. 

TUCKER: So, what do they do at that point? To they go back to finding a new murder trial to cove or, I mean, what is the next ways for them? 

STEYN: I think the trouble when you go down this thing — it's like, we used to have these things long before television. 80 years ago, when there where supposedly be a, you know, five-year-old boy trapped in a well, and the media would camp out around the well to wait for the little boy to be rescued, and that was dramatic in a sob story way. But if there is no little seven-year-old in the well, if there actually is nothing there, then, all you have done in the long run, I think, is destroyed yourself. When you go back to that Malaysian jet thing, they actually are, in this case, they are the Malaysian — do you remember on CNN when they thought the Malaysian jet might have flown into a black hole? 

TUCKER [SARCASTICALLY]: Entirely possible.

STEYN: That's what they have done. They’ve taken a very small story and in expanding it, they’re flying their network into a black hole and whether they can emerge from that — I realize that is the kind of plot twist, that is Anderson cooper in X-Men 12 or The Avengers when the Loki tears up the space time continuum is ripped up and only Anderson Cooper and Elmo in the CNN space ship can rest Earth back from the rupture in the space time continuum. That’s the only plot twist left for CNN at this point. 

CARLSON: It’s going to take me a full day to recover from that. Mark Steyn, you are so great.

STEYN: That is where they are going. Elmo -- it's Elmo at the, you know, Anderson Cooper with Elmo as his copilot. Good luck with that, CNN. 

CARLSON:: Thank you, Mark. I appreciate it. 

STEYN: Always a pleasure. 


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          Comment on The warong visits at Pasir Puteh, Ketereh and Machang proved me right that ordinary Malaysians, whether Malays, Chinese or Indians, want harmony, tolerance, goodwill, solidarity and unity and not lies, distrust, suspicion, hatred and extremism by Bigjoe   
There is no issue of race AND religion in the coming GE. Why do the ursurpers of PAS behind Hadi Awang believe they can lose Kelantan and the need slander Husam Musa? It's pretty clear, the ursurpers of PAS behind the ouster of Amanah leaders working not just eventual merger with UMNO, but the taking over eventually. They are copying Mahathir of yesteryears in making up myths and exaggerations. It's audacious but foolish in these times and age. It can only fail but not before possible inflicting terrible damage.
          Comment on Malaysian Reactions to DOJ Lawsuits Reflect Ignorance and Corrupted Concept of Justice by good coolie   
What does it matter who helps us to catch wrong-doers? If Americans help us to take back the Pink Panther, well and good! Hello, Kawan kalau sudah kalah, mengaku sahaja lah dan minta ma'af atas segala kesilapan. Thank you America, If you can help us get back a few billions, we would be grateful. America kita punya kawan (Yankee don't go home).
          Comment on 14th General Election should be held in the seven months between October – May and is an opportunity for Malaysians to save the nation and wipe out the country’s infamy and ignominy of being regarded worldwide as a global kleptocracy by good coolie   
Yep, Pulau Pinang and Selangor are good examples of well-run States. Imagine if the whole country were under Pakatan! Malaysia Boleh.
          Comment on Hadi boasts that PAS can win five states of Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang, Kedah and Selangor in next general elections when in fact, PAS will be fighting for its political life to retain power in Kelantan State Government by good coolie   
Good luck to your road show Mr. Lim. I suppose you will be saying some nice things about someone it is difficult to say nice things about. "Misery makes strange bed-fellows." If the guy wants to PM again let him go ahead. When the country is at rock bottom, there is only one way to go, and that is up. versions). Triple Towers to You, Malaysia!
          Comment on 1MDB’s RM56 million since 2011 to sponsor 5,711 pilgrims is only .01% of the total 1MDB debts of some RM50 – 55 billion by good coolie   
Hello, Mr. Wan Emdibi, masuk 55 billion dalam Bank di Singapura pun boleh dapat untung sekurang-kurangnya 5%. Hang kira lah berapa wang yang boleh dicarikan setahun itu. Come on man, the kacang-puteh seller can make profit but Mr. Wan Emdibi makes 55 billion loss. Mengapa macam itu wan? Oh my Malaysia! Oh our New UMNO!
          Comment on Hope Husam Musa will become the new Kelantan Mentri Besar after the 14th General Election who will become a new role model not only for Kelantanese but Malaysians in other states as well by Bigjoe   
If the Kelantanese can do this, then they will send reverberation not just throughout this country but also through all Muslim world even beyond. For a rural Muslim population to understand the only viable future of Islam and Muslims are with Islamic social democrats, it will be watched with awe by Muslims all over and even non-Muslims who understand enough of their religion It's a historic opportunity for them but are they up to it?
          PH, US hold coordinated patrol in Sulu Sea   
The Philippines and United States held coordinated patrol in Sulu Sea in a bid to detect and deter threats to maritime security, the US Embassy in Manila said.   The littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) and BRP Ramon Alcaraz (FF-16) completed the patrol in Sulu Sea, the tri-border area between southern Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia, on Saturday.   "These patrols enhance regional peace and stability," said Rear Adm. Don Gabrielson, Commander, Task Force 73.   "Our at-sea operations with the Philippine Navy demonstrate our commitment to the alliance and deter piracy and illegal activities," he added.   READ: US ready to help Southeast ...

Keep on reading: PH, US hold coordinated patrol in Sulu Sea
          Safiq Rahim warns JDT against being complacent in MSL defence    
FC's Jason Dasey and Stanley Bernard look ahead to the biggest match-ups in Week 14 of Malaysian Super League action. Johor Darul Ta'zim (JDT) go into the second phase of the Malaysia Super League season on Saturday with a lead of six points over Pahang, but club captain Safiq Rahim is warning his teammates not to be too confident of success as they seek a fourth straight title. With a new coach at the helm in Ulisses Morais and the recent acquisition of Lebanese striker Mohammed Ghaddar, there have been changes at Larkin Stadium over the six-week break. Safiq knows he and JDT cannot afford to lose their focus. Johor Darul Ta'zim Penang 1:00 PM UTC Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now&nbsp;&raquo; GameCast Lineups and Stats "Now...
          Curi motosikal: Polis Thai tahan seorang rakyat Malaysia   

Polis Sungai Golok, Narathiwat merampas 15 motosikal curi dan menahan empat lelaki disyaki terlibat dengan kegiatan jenayah itu.


          1MDB mungkin hanya belanja 0.01% untuk taja haji, kata Kit Siang   

Tiada siapa yang mengetahui jumlah hutang 1MDB yang akhirnya akan dibayar oleh generasi rakyat Malaysia.


          Kuasa sebenar di tangan kita   

ULASAN l Sebelum Malaysia 'ditumbangkan' oleh Najib, rakyat Malaysia tidak kira kaum atau bangsa harus menumbangkannya.


          Senior Manager - Cybersecurity Analytics Lead   
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          SAP Architect - Business Intelligence %26 Analytics   
VIC-Melbourne, About us: EYC3 is the data and advanced analytics capability within EY Asia-Pacific working in multiple sectors including financial services, government & public sector, energy, mining & metals, and consumer products. We have more than 250 specialist staff in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Korea, The Philippines and Malaysia. EYC3 creates intelligent client organizations using data
          There are many ways to fight a battle   
Lately, we have witnessed the sabre-rattling stance between North Korea and USA. The threat of nuclear war is alarming and cannot be discounted.

China has been spreading its economic power in Africa and elsewhere where there is an urgent need, which effectively gain itself friendship as well as immense influence in the process. Its special interest in South China Sea has seen the building of military bases within, with total disregard of international verdict at The Hague. Besides, it is investing heavily in Malaysia which many believe it can gain undue political influence from Malaysian leaders.

But how many of us have ever thought of using education as a weapon of destruction?

A University professor wrote an expressive message to his students at the doctorate, masters and bachelors levels and placed it at the entrance in a university in South Africa. 

And this is the message:

*"Collapsing any nation does not require use of atomic bombs or the use of long range missiles. It only requires lowering the quality of education and allowing cheating in the examinations by the students".*

The patient dies in the hands of such doctors

And the buildings collapse in the hands of such engineers

And the money is lost in the hands of such accountants

And humanity dies in the hands of such religious scholars

And justice is lost in the hands of such judges...

*"The collapse of education is the collapse of the nation"*


Malaysia has all along shy away from meritocracy in education, unlike Singapore. The latter gained from the brain drain of Malaysians unappreciated locally, and prospered to become one of the most advanced and richest nation in the world.

Through its own lack of foresight or nationalistic reasons, the level of education dropped drastically since it gained independence in 1957. Will we see the collapse of Malaysia in the long term because of this? Collapse seems too strong a term, but in comparison, the glaring success of Singapore which has nothing but human resources, and that also depended partially on foreign input, would put Malaysia which has natural resources to shame.


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          In my search for cancer cure   
A fellow cancer survivor chanced upon Dr Alex Tang's Multidisciplinary Oncology Symposium, after having been referred by a specialist in Ipoh.

In my own case, Ipoh GH has its limitations in terms of facilities and staff. Had a major colon surgery and confirmed as Stage 4, I had been through 12 cycles of chemo drug taken orally. I could sense the specialists are under severe constraints as follows, especially in view of the recent budget cuts:

1. Only general surgeries are available in Ipoh and specialist surgeries have to be referred to Selayang, KL or Penang, for instance. Even those hospitals have stopped accepting referrals. So patients of urgent cases have to consider private medical treatments, which as we all know, are very expensive.

2. Late 2016, I had to go private with CEA blood tests. Certain blood tests supposedly in hospital system could not be found. Were those not done? While pointing out some inconveniences, I must admit the general efficiency of the system and staff despite the sheer number of patients, for which I am truly grateful.

3. As I was expecting IV chemotherapy, the fact that it was not offered makes me wonder if it had anything to do with budget cuts. But personally, I felt relieved because of the bad publicity relating to the adverse side effects of chemotherapy.

4. In seeking possible private treatment, I attended a symposium in Ipoh conducted by St Stamford Modern Cancer Hospital in Guangzhou. The presentation was in Mandarin by a Professor while any English translation by a local graduate in Food Science and Nutrition. Looking at my details, she suggested 3 likely treatments in the presence of the professor:

1. Interventional;
2. Cryotherapy; and or
3. Immunology.

While considering the Multidisciplinary Oncology Symposium (MOS) treatments, there is no clear or easy way of choosing one which specifically suits me. Asked surgeon and she replied she is not an oncologist. Asked an overseas oncologist and she replied she is a radiotherapy specialist, not a chemotherapy specialist, and she is non-committal on the treatments mentioned in the MOS, but suggested immunology/targeted chemotherapy, provided there was test on gene mutation. How would I know if such tests were being done in our government hospitals or who or where should I start to ask that question?

Meanwhile, I am seeking alternative options and hope to be able to provide myself as proof if the chosen treatment is successful.

Link to Multidisciplinary Oncology Symposium:

http://infomed.com.my/multidisciplinary-oncology-symposium-malaysia-mosm-2017
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          When incumbent ruling coalition is afraid of new voters   
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YB Elizabeth Wong shared the following in Facebook:
I was at the Selangor Election Commission's office this morning to check out the voter objection hearing process. I was shocked to find out a total of 354 voters from the Subang Parliamentary constituency (of which Kota Damansara, Paya Jaras and Bukit Lanjan are part of) were objected.
About half made it to today's hearing and had their voting right reinstated. Of those present, some took emergency leave, some took unpaid leave, some postponed work and meeting arrangements and some came at the eleventh hour after receiving the EC's PosLaju letter only yesterday.
The atmosphere in the room was tense and some felt confused as to why they were objected randomly. Nevertheless, every single one present were determined to make sure their right to vote will be reinstated in time for GE14.
After checking with some of them, I realised they were not randomly selected.
1. Majority of the objected voters had registered for change of voting address at the Post Office.
2. Almost all were Chinese.
3. They had applied to move to two seats in Subang Parliament ie. DUN Kota Damansara and DUN Paya Jaras - seats which UMNO has high stakes in retaining or wresting.
4. Majority of the Objectors (Pembantah) came from one address: No 10, Jalan Pekaka 8/3, Seksyen 8, Kota Damansara 47810 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. (This is the address of UMNO Bahagian Subang)
The process was thankfully fast. Upon being called into a separate room, they were asked a few questions: How far is the community hall from your house, how far is a certain petrol station from your house etc.
The more time consuming process was the queue due to the numbers that turned up. Some waited for up to four hours for their turn.
On the Objector's side (pembantah) side, only a handful, maybe 4 or 5 at most turned up. According to the EC's rules and regulations on objecting voters, each pembantah is allowed to object up to 20 names. A total of 354 objected voters would mean at least 18 pembantahs should have been present to face the persons they objected. Where were they?
Also seen was a man and a lady with a child in charge of distributing RM100 bills 'compensation' to the objected voters present. Someone must have upfront RM35,400 cash to this person to pay on the spot!
Kudos to those present and who were determined not to leave until their rights to be a voter were reinstated.
Please inform those who may have received a letter from the EC either by registered post or PosLaju. There is nothing to be worried if they are called to the hearing. If you are unsure of your voting status, log onto http://daftarj.spr.gov.my/DAFTARJ and key in your IC number.
We know there is only one party who fears new voters more than anything. Don't let them take away your fundamental rights!
Elizabeth Wong
18 April 2017

Received via email, and I have no reason to doubt that this is authentic.... 

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Dr. 

Sharing my ex colleague 's experience ... "How I received RM100 for being eligible to Vote"
Now I know why Money wins elections in Malaysia

"Changing my voting station is a challenge."
I decided to update my polling centre to my residential address 10 months ago (to Dusun Tua, PAS incumbent). About 4 weeks ago I received a notice that my application has received a Bantahan which required me to attend a public investigation. If I wish to continue to be eligible to vote, I would need to show up at SPR office, at a specific time, for a hearing**.

** Kegagalan Tuan/Puan untuk hadir semasa Siasatan Awam ini, akan menyebabkan nama Tuan/Puan dikeluarkan dari RDPT bekenaan.


"At the hearing."
I was one of the first to arrived and soon the waiting room was filled with people. My name was in one of several lists of Dibantah. A quick glance around the room and at the lists showed that at least 80% were ethnic Chinese.
At my turn, my Pembantah and myself were shown to another room and took our oath before a judge. The Pembantah was a middle aged man that I have never met before. His name was Abd Halim bin Md Yunus.

His excuse for challenging my application was "He didn't see anyone at home, and my neighbors did not know me". This was of course a lie because I live in a gated and guarded residence, so he wouldn't have been able to enter my Taman without my permission. And I've been living here for 9 years. Thankfully the judge has ruled his challenge as "failed".

"My compensation"
Because I have won this challenge, the Pembantah has to pay me compensation for my hardship. The judge has decided compenation of RM100. So I approached my Pembantah and asked for it.

"The best part - how I got my RM100"
Abd Halim told me he has no money. He said his boss will pay me later. I objected and threatened to sue him. He panicked and repeated that his boss didn't give him money.
So I pressed on and asked for the boss's name. And he told me. It's UMNO!!! According to Abd Halim, his big boss is UMNO branch secretary Noridah binti Mohd Amir. He showed me his SPR filing documentation to confirm it. But he doesn't have her contact number, so he gave me his supervisor's mobile number instead. Her name is Rohani Kassim. I called and spoke to her and she simply said she'll pay up.

At this stage, many others in the SPR Office took notice and made similar appeal.

Suddenly I notice a Malay man in dark sunglasses standing outside the SPR office signaling to all the Pembantahs and they all left at once. Thereafter all the hearings were "walkover wins" (no Pembantah).

Shortly, a young man (Hairul Shahrizal Hamdan) showed up in the SPR Office and just started paying all of us, on the Pembantahs' behalf, without any fuss. I asked him why he was paying for all the Pembantah? But he just kept quiet.

Anyway, that is how I got my RM100.

....

What would happen to the accused if they hadn't shown up?
How would the elderly show up?
How many votes would have been denied this way?


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          Zaid Ibrahim: Pilgrimage towards peace and justice   
Having read this speech, and if he walks his talk, I would gladly support him as PM of Malaysia.

Excerpt:

If this country truly wants to be fair and just to all its people, regardless of their religion, then we must first agree that we need to have a common understanding of what constitutes fairness and justice. If we were to ask any man or woman in the street anywhere in the world, they would probably say that it means treating others the way one would want to be treated. If this simple test were applied in our daily lives, then we could have peace without much difficulty.
Unfortunately, we neither subscribe to nor believe in that ethical proposition any more. The Muslim leaders who run this country, whether they are political or religious, have disregarded this notion of equality of treatment and reciprocity of good behaviour for some time now. Their absolute control of political power enables them to distort the ordinary meaning of “fair and just”. To them, it is no longer an ethical principle that stands on its own. It is only relevant and applicable only if they decide it is. When they disagree with what you say or do, they cry foul and say these acts or statements are against Islam and are therefore prohibited or unlawful.
These leaders play God every day in their speeches and statements. They make hate speeches with impunity and they are untouchable. They seem to know everything there is to know about sin and punishment, and about how God will judge our actions and behavior. They—and only they—know everything that is good, fair and just.
I call this religious bigotry, which unfortunately has become our national ideology. We cannot even suggest that the simple ideas of the Rukun Negara can be used as guiding principles to govern this country, for even these ideas have suddenly become subversive and a threat to Islam.
It’s not enough for them that Muslims make up the majority of the population and are still growing in number. It’s not enough for them that Islam already has a special place in the country. It’s not enough for them that the Malays Rulers are custodians of Islam. It’s not enough for them that billions of ringgit are spent every year on the promotion and propagation of Islam and the welfare of Muslims. It’s not even enough that they pay less income tax to the extent of the amount of zakat they pay.
Like Mick Jagger, they can’t seem to find any satisfaction. Every day they talk about threats to Islam and how the enemies of Islam are everywhere. They think the war against Jews and the Crusades is still not over. What good does it do for Muslims? None, except give them a false sense of superiority which ultimately does nothing to make their lives better.
These leaders completely ignore the positive side of humanity and the values that bring progress to all of us. They only emphasise sin and punishment, as if they are perfect Muslims. They don’t seem to care if Muslims in this country are still poor or are lagging far behind the others in education, the economy and in areas of skill development. They just want to dominate, control and disseminate fear in people’s lives, including Muslims who disagree with them. They represent medieval values of morality that are inimical to human progress.
This is the reality we now live in. Fair-minded Muslims who still subscribe to the old-fashioned values  I alluded to above,  peace-loving Malaysians and the believers  and practitioners of other faiths must today sit up and decide what they want to do about it. If they think—as I do—that religious bigotry and extremism will imperil peace and stability in this country and ultimately destroy it, then they have to act now.
Rest of his Speech at Ecumenical House, Petaling Jaya: http://www.zaid.my/current/pilgrimage-towards-peace-justice/
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          Cassandra Hsiao's essay which helps her to win offers from Ivy League universities   
In our house, English is not English. Not in the phonetic sense, like short a is for apple, but rather in the pronunciation – in our house, snake is snack. Words do not roll off our tongues correctly – yet I, who was pulled out of class to meet with language specialists, and my mother from Malaysia, who pronounces film as flim, understand each other perfectly.
In our house, there is no difference between cast and cash, which was why at a church retreat, people made fun of me for “cashing out demons.” I did not realize the glaring difference between the two Englishes until my teacher corrected my pronunciations of hammock, ladle, and siphon. Classmates laughed because I pronounce accept as except, success as sussess. I was in the Creative Writing conservatory, and yet words failed me when I needed them most.
Suddenly, understanding flower is flour wasn’t enough. I rejected the English that had never seemed broken before, a language that had raised me and taught me everything I knew. Everybody else’s parents spoke with accents smarting of Ph.D.s and university teaching positions. So why couldn’t mine?
My mother spread her sunbaked hands and said, “This is where I came from,” spinning a tale with the English she had taught herself.
When my mother moved from her village to a town in Malaysia, she had to learn a brand new language in middle school: English. In a time when humiliation was encouraged, my mother was defenseless against the cruel words spewing from the teacher, who criticized her paper in front of the class. When she began to cry, the class president stood up and said, “That’s enough.”
“Be like that class president,” my mother said with tears in her eyes. The class president took her under her wing and patiently mended my mother’s strands of language. “She stood up for the weak and used her words to fight back.”
We were both crying now. My mother asked me to teach her proper English so old white ladies at Target wouldn’t laugh at her pronunciation. It has not been easy. There is a measure of guilt when I sew her letters together. Long vowels, double consonants — I am still learning myself. Sometimes I let the brokenness slide to spare her pride but perhaps I have hurt her more to spare mine.
As my mother’s vocabulary began to grow, I mended my own English. Through performing poetry in front of 3000 at my school’s Season Finale event, interviewing people from all walks of life, and writing stories for the stage, I stand against ignorance and become a voice for the homeless, the refugees, the ignored. With my words I fight against jeers pelted at an old Asian street performer on a New York subway. My mother’s eyes are reflected in underprivileged ESL children who have so many stories to tell but do not know how. I fill them with words as they take needle and thread to make a tapestry.
In our house, there is beauty in the way we speak to each other. In our house, language is not broken but rather bursting with emotion. We have built a house out of words. There are friendly snakes in the cupboard and snacks in the tank. It is a crooked house. It is a little messy. But this is where we have made our home.
Essay taken from tab.com
Pang Ven Xhin has this to say:

Sorry, Malaysia—You Don't Get To Be Proud Of Cassandra Hsiao's Success

"Here are some facts about Cassandra Hsiao, in case you’ve never heard of her.
  • This year, she was accepted into all 8 Ivy League universities in America, a very impressive feat for any student.
  • At the age of 5, she moved to America with her family.
  • She’s a kickass writer, with an impressive set of accomplishments (besides writing the essay that got her all those acceptance letters, she’s a very active student journalist who has interviewed quite a few celebrities, has written stage plays and she produces videos on her own YouTube channel).
Before I continue, let me clarify. I am not diminishing her successes.
Her school can be proud of Cassandra. Her family can be and probably is very proud of Cassandra. Whoever’s had a hand in shaping, mentoring and supporting Cassandra can be proud of Cassandra.
Heck, Cassandra should be proud of Cassandra. She didn’t get where she is now without a lot of hard work and dedication to pursue her interests and hone her skills.
However, I feel Malaysians have no right in making a big deal out of her particularly over the “fact” that she is a Malaysian who has succeeded. We might as well make a big deal out of  Ifeoma White-Thorpe or Martin Altenburg, two other American teens who also swept the Ivy 8.

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          My take on EPF contributors' situation while they are members   

EPF lost RM203m from FGV stock investments

Read the article in Malaysiakini: https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/377857

My comment in Facebook on Feb 20, 2017 over EPF's book loss:

Recent accounts show > Rm8 billions book loss in share investments. Meant for long term investments, recent divestment in FGV shares shows the high risks, especially those based on political decisions rather than guided by strict guidelines as trustees of public funds. As long as EPF is able to maintain decent annual dividends and its total assets exceed total contributions, it can still get away with unwise investments and loans to unreliable entities. To the individual contributor, he or she is concerned with security of contributions. Whether EPF makes tons of money or book losses will not affect him or her, as it will be carried forward annually and indefinitely. The real problem will only arise when it is insolvent and unable to meet demands for withdrawals by all contributors. Meantime, government of the day has leeway to manipulate when necessary.

To the average contributors, whether EPF made lots more money will not affect them, unless and until it decides to liquidate the fund and distribute to all contributors, which is so unlikely. If they are lucky, they get higher dividends over the years as members. Contributors come and go: as first time members until final withdrawals from the balances due to them.

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          DR MUHAMMAD AZRIF: Cancer patients deserve better   
Excerpt:

"WE would like to thank Gan Tee Jin for the letter “Keeping an open mind on unproven treatments” (The Star, March 10). We appreciate the effort to describe his family’s experience with HITV (Hasumi Immuno-Therapeutic Vaccine) and are glad that his mother has had a successful outcome after her treatment.

His mother is a living testimony that cancer is not always a death sentence, which sadly is an all too common perception among Malaysians.
We welcome feedback to our previous letter, “Clarifying immunotherapy” (The Star, March 3), and are keen to explain our position regarding oncology and evidence-based medicine.
The Malaysian Oncological Society (MOS) regards educating the public on cancer as one of our primary objectives and we strongly believe that the practice of oncology should be based on the best scientific evidence.
Gan’s letter raises several interesting points that continue to be debated in medicine, and science in general. Firstly, what kind of evidence is required to “prove” that something works? Is one successful case sufficient proof? Can we rely on our own, often flawed, observations to form judgements?"
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          Gan Tee Jin: Keeping an open mind on ‘unproven’ treatments    
"I AM writing in response to the joint letter by the Malaysian Oncological Society and the President of the Singapore Society of Oncology (The Star, March 3).

Your letter is generally well written, offering sensible cautionary advice to cancer patients about “unproven” treatments.
While I cannot offer the breadth of data you demand (“clinical trials involving thousands of patients”) I will share one data point in an in-depth manner, in the hope that you see prima facie evidence that maybe Human Initiated Therapeutic Vaccine (HITV) works after all.
And since I am “replying” to oncologists, I will convey facts accurately from medical reports and supplemented by personal notes. I hope that laymen readers will bear with me.
My mother’s recent journey with cancer started with a transurethral resection of a bladder tumour (TURBT) to remove a low-grade bladder tumour in June 2012. Soon after, she noticed blood in her urine and this led to surgery to remove her left kidney and some surrounding tissues three weeks after the TURBT.
“Invasive high-grade transitional cell carcinoma of left renal pelvis....Resected margins are free from tumour,” the histopathology report concluded. While the surgeon was confident he had excised all the at-risk tissues, my mother was offered chemotherapy as a precaution.
After completing the cycles of carboplatin and gemcitabine chemotherapy, the CT scan radiologist reported on Jan 10, 2013 a “lymph node consistent with metastatic node. This is a new finding.”
A presumably stronger regime of chemotherapy involving taxol was given and once again the CT scan three months later showed the lymph node had grown.
A third concoction of chemo was administered (taxol and ifosfamide for four months).
Half way through, the oncologist prepared us for the worst, saying that if this chemo failed, then she could only offer hope to slow disease progression with future treatments.
Cure would be out of the question and future chemo would involve experimental drugs which the patient could import personally with the right paperwork.
I decided to check out the treatment at a clinic in Bangsar. I had no idea they offered immunotherapy, having heard only vague accounts through a friend that they had an alternate cancer treatment.
I went there (without my mother because I didn’t want to overload her with too much information), with an open mind and very inquisitive. I learnt that they offered P53 gene therapy and HITV.
I asked for scientific literature and explanation. While literature was skimpy the scientific explanation resonated with me and I also liked the idea that they did not entail serious side effects because they did not involve drugs.
Subsequently, a clinical response paper involving 167 patients was published in October 2013.
This paper showed very good success. It, however, did not influence our decision because it was published after my mother underwent HITV.
Getting back to the treatment time line, I decided (and my mother agreed) to try P53 mid-way through her third concoction of chemo. This was disclosed to the chemo oncologist.
The Bangsar clinic was quite upfront about the probability of success, or the lack of it. The post-chemo imaging report CT scan (PET scan this time) revealed that the “hypermetabolic left para-aortic nodal mass has increased in size. Neither chemo nor P53 worked.
We then abandoned further chemo, although the paperwork for the experimental drug was in order. In short, HITV commenced about a year after chemo was started.
The first PET CT, about three months after HITV treatment, reported: “The left para-aortic hypermetabolic nodes are gone, but there are other mildly hypermetabolic lesions situated more cranially and laterally” showed complete remission. As you rightly alluded in your letter, this is no proof that immunotherapy worked, given that high dose radiotherapy was administered.PET CT were done at three-month intervals, subsequently relaxed to six-month intervals. I’m happy to say that all these scans did not detect any cancer tumours. The latest scan is 38 months after HITV treatment.
Now, please recall how aggressive this cancer was – a new tumour in the para-aortic lymph node swelled it to 2.5 x 2cm in a span of about five months.
Take note also that HITV involves intratumoral injection of immature dendritic cells, a process that risks seeding tissues adjacent to the injection pathway with cancer cells.
By logical deduction, the radiotherapy part of HITV cannot have provided the systemic protection required to keep the patient free of any new tumours for 38 months, especially in the context of the aggressiveness of this cancer (my opinion).
Whereas the activated immune system could and probably did. To be clear, she received no cancer treatment other than HITV during this period.
Lastly, while clinical trial is a gold standard to aim for, you probably also know that it is very costly and a long journey. Meanwhile, the clock ticks for many cancer sufferers.
Just as my mother was allowed to import an experimental chemo drug, so too should patients have the option of HITV. I have certainly received more information on HITV than on the experimental chemo drug we were offered.
I believe doctors are taught the principle primum non nocere (Latin for first, do no harm). On this score, HITV does well with minimal side effects. One cannot say the same for the experimental chemo drug we were offered or FDA-approved immunotherapy drugs such as keytruda.
HITV was honed to its present state over decades by Dr Kenichiro Hasumi in Japan. Evidently America has cottoned on to this idea; former President Barack Obama launched the Moonshot 2020 programme last year to find “vaccine-based immunotherapies” against cancer! Wow, Obama was so specific when there are so many different approaches in immunotherapy.
Some background on me. I come from a family with strong history of cancer. My brother succumbed to colon cancer at only 32.
I would like to think that his premature death has a purpose for it spurred the rest of the family to do regular colonoscopy.
Several years later, we all went for genetic testing which revealed I have the HNPCC gene mutation.
With that, I undergo colonoscopy annually (for the past 20 years), and latterly annual ultrasound and biennial MRI as well.
These efforts paid off when I discovered a colon tumour (1997 at age of 38) and bladder tumour (2016) in very early stages and dealt with them successfully.
GAN TEE JIN
Kuala Lumpur

Source: http://www.thestar.com.my/opinion/letters/2017/03/10/keeping-an-open-mind-on-unproven-treatments/#8PXxDhgQIKglXvaA.99
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          MALAYSIAN ONCOLOGICAL SOCIETY In conjunction with Dr Ravindran Kanesvaran :Clarifying immunotherapy   
Excerpt:

"WE read with great interest the article “A case for immunotherapy” (Sunday Star, Feb 12). Firstly, we would like to congratulate Chin (nasopharyngeal cancer) and Wong (prostate cancer) on improvements in their condition and for their successful struggle against cancer. Many like these two men are increasingly facing up to the reality of a cancer diagnosis as its prevalence rises in the Asia-Pacific region. However, upon reading the article we also noted several disturbing points regarding their treatment which we would like to highlight here.
Firstly, immunotherapy is indeed emerging as a new and exciting breakthrough in our treatment armamentarium against cancer. Immunotherapy aims to harness or enhance the ability of our own immune system to recognise and mount an immune response against cancer cells. Indeed, over the past few years, several immune therapies such as PD-1 and PDL-1 checkpoint inhibitors have now received licensing approval from major health authorities such as the US Federal Drug Agency (FDA) and European Medicines Agency (EMA). Much time, cost and effort have gone into performing clinical trials involving thousands of patients in order to prove that these treatments are superior to current available treatments and can be safely given with acceptable side effects. Not least as these treatments are usually very costly, we need to be sure that they work before they are offered to the public.
In contrast, the HITV (Hasumi Immunotherapeutic Vaccine) treatment in combination with radiotherapy is not an FDA or EMA approved therapy. There are no large phase 2 or phase 3 clinical trials (such trials are a necessary requirement before new therapies can be approved by the regulatory authorities) that have been performed to prove that it works any better than conventional chemotherapy, radiotherapy or targeted therapy alone. Indeed, the clinical trials to explore whether cellular immunotherapy treatment such as HITV are effective are currently only in an initial stage of development and it is premature to suggest that these treatments should be offered widely to the public."

Read more at http://www.thestar.com.my/opinion/letters/2017/03/03/clarifying-immunotherapy/#YZpc1jGgr7ttkogX.99
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          Dr Mastura Md Yusof : Dynamics of good cancer care   
I APPLAUD The Star for highlighting the need for more oncologists to serve our country in the report: “Wanted, oncologists and specialist docs who treat cancer” (Sunday Star, Feb 26).
We learnt from the report that our country needs to double the current number of about 110 oncologists to fulfil the recommended ratio of 10 oncologists to one million population.
A healthcare system with inadequate number of oncologists results in long waiting times, treatment delays, unequal access to care and, ultimately, increased cost.
The WHO has predicted that incidence of cancer will increase to 21.3 million new cases every year up to 2030, and approximately 70% will be from low- and middle-income countries.
A comprehensive national cancer programme that encompasses different aspects of prevention, detection and treatment is currently being planned in the latest national blueprint in an effort to develop efficient, sustainable cancer care programmes to meet the projected rise in cancer incidence.
The Institute of Medicine states, “Cancer is such a prevalent set of conditions and so costly, it magnifies what we know to be true about the totality of the healthcare system. It exposes all of its strengths and weaknesses.”
Cancer treatment has improved tremendously over the past three decades. Progress achieved in prevention, screening, early diagnosis, and treatment have led to lower mortalities and morbidities from the disease.
However, a new burden from these treatments is now emerging – “financial toxicity” from increasing cancer expenditures.
Cancer expenses are rising due to four main reasons: aging population, more patients with access to treatment, innovations, and treatment over-utilisation.
Our population is aging and older patients are at greater risk of developing cancer, resulting in them becoming candidates for anticancer therapy due to current less toxic treatment and optimised supportive care. This increases the proportion of cancer patients receiving therapies.
In many parts of the world, oncology is broadly divided into surgical and non-surgical oncology. The majority of non-surgical oncologists working in our country’s public and private sectors are clinical oncologists who are trained to deliver both systemic and radiation therapies, including brachytherapy and radioiodine therapy.
In contrast, non-surgical oncologists working in the health set-up in developed countries are divided into two categories: medical oncologists who deliver drug therapies, and radiation oncologists who deliver radiation therapies.
More than half of cancer patients require radiotherapy at some stage during their cancer trajectory, achieving various benefits like cure, symptoms relief, prevention of recurrence as well as avoiding mutilating surgery.
Majority of the most common cancers in Malaysia require multimodality management, including radiotherapy, surgery and chemotherapy.
Scholarships offered for training programmes should accord greater consideration to clinical oncology specialisation as the dual training has the potential for not only addressing the shortage in the workforce but also provide an opportunity for more efficient resource utility and cost-effective service delivery.
This model of working eliminates the need to consult different specialists, facilitates co-ordination and continuity of care and efficient healthcare delivery. Malaysia risks facing a catastrophic impact from higher average burden of cancer, advanced disease at presentation and poor access to care or varying quality of healthcare delivery.
Greater emphasis must be placed on practices or measures to prevent wastage by optimising prescription and dispensing practices as well as wider usage of generic drugs of the same quality to that of innovators, and less use of expensive medicines.
Radiation techniques such as giving hypofractionated radiotherapy (shorter duration of radiotherapy sessions while maintaining effective dose), brachytherapy, and combination chemoradiotherapy provide potentially cost-effective radiotherapy treatment options.
This will encourage shorter in-patient stays and reduce hospital costs. Prevention measures such as public health campaigns on prevalent risk factors like obesity, sedentary lifestyles and smoking have been pursued.
Obesity has to be tackled from pre-school level with broad educational initiatives, strict policies on food sold in school and regulations on food advertisement.
Preventive measures against the HPV (human papillomavirus) infection in cervical cancer offered to lower secondary school girls can be extended to school-going boys to prevent the risk of other HPV-related cancers such as oral and anogenital cancers in men.
Adequate financing of the public health system is integral to the success in improving the value of cancer treatment in our country.
A universal healthcare coverage for ensuring that our populations are protected from ill health from cancer can be initiated. In addition, the fee for treatment should be determined based on their ability to pay and not their risk for cancer.
As the number of public oncology facilities serving the greater proportion of patients within the country is few, more often than not the specialists serving the facility are overworked and are tempted to leave for other tenures.
We should consider assigning funds to adequately compensate cancer healthcare professionals in public hospitals to maintain an adequate number of specialists in the public sector.
Finally, we need to increase research efforts and spending in treatment areas relevant to our patient population. Only by focusing on our unique needs and challenges can we enable and plan beneficial and cost-effective treatment pathways with highly significant outcomes in the future.
DR MASTURA MD YUSOF
Clinical Oncologist
SJMC


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          Triciah Yeoh: Free small businesses from price controls   
Excerpt:
"Section 15 of the Price Control and Anti-Profiteering Act 2014 states that the minister of domestic trade, cooperatives and consumerism has the complete power to impose price controls whenever he feels that profits are "unreasonably high". Under the new mechanism that was introduced for immediate implementation on Jan 1, 2017, the minister has the power to fine any business if it charges even one sen more than the past three years' profit percentages.
This matters because it applies across the supply chain, whether you are a small farmer or large supermarket. Even more ludicrous is that it applies to all household goods, and food and beverage products – including brooms, brushes, biscuits and snacks. The policy will have serious consequences on people's lives, and already has.
In May 2016, it was reported that a 32-year-old retail store operator in Kuantan was fined RM8,000 for failing to respond to a notice issued by the ministry.
He had been asked to justify why he sold a packet of laundry detergent for RM10.60 instead of RM9.90, which the government said was more justified – just a price difference of 70 sen.
A fine of RM8,000 may not sound like much to a big business, but it could definitely eat into the business savings of a small kedai runcit. One wonders whether his shop survived after having to pay the hefty amount.
Policies like these hit the small businesses the worst, because they do not have the resources, infrastructure or economies of scale to adapt as quickly as big businesses. They do not have the same connections needed either to voice out these concerns to policymakers, whether it is to big law firms, business chambers or politicians.
Thousands of stories like these mean that the country loses as much as US$12 billion a year on cumbersome business regulations, economic opportunities that we would have otherwise gained. The poorest of the poor are affected, and worse, it stifles their spirit of enterprise and efforts to get themselves out of poverty.
The signs are already showing. The SME growth rate fell by 20% from 2011 to 2015 (7.3% to 6.1%), and worse, the total early-stage entrepreneurial activity rate – or the start-up rate in short – fell by almost 50% from 2010 to 2016 (4.96% to 2.9%).
If this trend continues, this will be of great concern to the Malaysian economy, since at the moment SMEs contribute more than one third to the country's GDP, at about 36.3% as at 2016. They are the true drivers of growth as they create jobs, and perhaps more importantly, they are the very epitome of human potential that strives against all odds to better their lives and that of their families.
The Act was passed in 2014 to ensure that businesses do not profiteer out of the newly-implemented GST that took effect in April 2015. Price controls were supposed to have a limited period, up to Dec 31, 2016. But lo and behold, at the end of last year, with very minimal consultation, the government announced that it would be continuing an adapted version of this mechanism to begin effective Jan 1, 2017."

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          Malaysians' Attitude Could Be Contributing to Termites Infestation   

Termites are commonly found in Malaysia due to our tropical climate that is conducive to their growth. Besides that, could termites also strive due to our actions?

Petaling Jaya, Selangor -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/26/2017 -- Often known by the locals as "white ants" or "anai-anai" in Malaysia for their capability to cause exorbitant damages to your biggest investment. But besides causing structural damages, did you know that termites infestation can also lead to injuries and potentially, death?

In 2012, the New Straits Times reported that a school in Kuala Lumpur had to temporarily suspend its co-curricular lessons in its activity room because the termites infested roof was close to collapsing. Besides that, the canteen also suffered similar condition but students had to continue using it as there was no other place for them to take their meals. This is an extremely dangerous condition for the students as a collapsed roof could mean serious harm or even death.

Additionally, a 7-year-old student from Miri also injured her leg when it got stuck in the infested floorboard at her school. These are just some examples of termite issues that have plagued our country. It is estimated that termite infestations have cost Malaysians RM40 million in property damages every year. Moreover, it is disconcerting that most home insurance plans do not cover the cost to repair the damages caused by termites.

Termites thrive in tropical climates and moist conditions. Therefore, they are very commonly found in Malaysia, especially among the property development in coastal and former plantation areas. Based on a survey done by Rentokil Initial Malaysia, 83% of Malaysians have personally or knew someone who have experienced termite infestation? at home.

What Makes Your Home A Termite Magnet?

As termites are attracted to a very specific condition; warm and moist with supply of cellulose, some of the things that homeowners do could be attracting termites to their home. Having a garden in the house sounds like a joy but some gardening practices can make it look like you have a red carpet rolled out for termites. For example, having cardboard boxes, plants or garden beds up against your house make it easier for termites to get in from the ground. Besides that, dead trees in the garden are also desirable to termites, almost as enticing as your house. Consequently, tree stumps in the garden can serve as a launch pad before continuing their feast on the house.

Treating Termite Infestations Effectively

Termite infestations can also dramatically reduce the value of a property. Most of the time, homeowners do not discover termite infestations until it's too late and this often results in thousands of ringgit being spent on repair costs. Based on a survey done by Rentokil Pest Control, 32% of homeowners spent between RM3,000 and RM5,000 on treating termite infestation alone and it does not include other expenses such as furniture replacements and other repair costs.

Even though there are many precautions that homeowners can take to prevent termite infestations, but the best way to minimise termite infestation is to get your property regularly inspected by an expert. While termite infestations are prevalent in Malaysia, a local survey by Rentokil further revealed that only 29% of the people checked their homes for termite infestations on a regular basis. This is because, many Malaysians are unaware that having periodic termite inspections are imperative, as it provides early detection of termite activity, saving homeowners from serious damages.

"Termites are ghastly pests that can go as far as tearing our house down and posing a threat to our safety. More often than not, termite infestation can go unnoticed until extensive damages are already done, therefore proactive measures like periodic inspection is extremely important to minimise the damages." said Ms Carol Lam, Managing Director of Rentokil Initial Malaysia.

About Rentokil Pest Control Malaysia
Rentokil Pest Control is part of Rentokil Initial group, one of the largest business services companies in the world. As the leading market leader in pest control industry, Rentokil's Termite Home Protection Plan provides homeowners with a wide range of termite control solutions that are specifically designed for different needs and preferences.

Rentokil's extensive knowledge and experience in this industry has allowed them to provide a range of innovative and effective termite solutions in Malaysia since 1967. To ensure homeowners receive a complete peace of mind from their pest problems, Rentokil ensures that their pest experts are always on the ball with their knowledge of pest control.

In celebration of Termite Awareness Week and Rentokil Initial Malaysia's 50th anniversary, they are giving away a shopping voucher worth RM50 with every termite control treatment.

For media enquiries, please e-mail louise.leong@rentokil-initial.com.

For more information on Rentokil Pest Control, please contact:
1300 885 911
http://www.rentokil.com.my/
15th Floor, Menara Yayasan Selangor No. 18A, Jalan Persiaran Barat 46000
Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.

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Media Relations Contact

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Marketing Director - Malaysia, Thailand, Brunei & the Philippines
Rentokil Initial Malaysia
Telephone: 1300 885 911
Email: Click to Email Louise Leong
Web: http://www.rentokil.com.my


          Rentokil Initial Celebrates 50 Years of Excellence in Malaysia   

Rentokil Initial shares insights on their innovations as the company celebrates its 50th anniversary in Malaysia.

Petaling Jaya, Selangor -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/25/2017 -- Rentokil Initial celebrates its 50th anniversary in Malaysia, as the industry leader for pest control and hygiene services. Here is a brief history on its founding in this multicultural country:

1903 - The origins of Initial brand traced back to 1903, when Mr A P Bigelow introduced towel rental service to the business establishments of London

1925 - Rentokil was founded by Harold Maxwell Lefroy in London

1967 - Rentokil began Pest Control operations in Malaysia

1982 - Sanitact Healthcare was introduced

1987 - Acquired Thomas Cowan and Co (M) Sdn Bhd

1991 - Washroom Hygiene business was established with the global acquisition of Calmic Hygiene services

1997 - Renamed to Rentokil Initial (M) Sdn Bhd

2001 to 2016 - Major acquisition of companies related to pest control and hygiene services, including CWS and Abadi Hygiene Services.

Today Rentokil Initial Malaysia has more than 1,200 employees who share the same objective in delivering quality services to more than 35,500 businesses and homes throughout the country by doing the Right Things in the Right Way.

Leading the market with innovations

Continuous introduction of new innovations reflects the company's ongoing commitment to deliver innovative solutions for pest control and hygiene services in today's urban world.

Rapid globalisation has led to many challenges from increasing pressure from pest and infectious diseases, hence the rise of international standards in food safety and hygiene regulatory changes. Rentokil Initial and BRC Global Standards have formed a strategic partnership to enable food safety risks mitigation through creation and adoption of new technology, solutions, industry best practice and standards.

With more emphasis on touchless designs, aesthetics and multisensory experience even in the washroom, Initial has Signature colour range and Premium Scenting solutions that are specifically designed to address these business needs. Besides the No-Touch technology which includes auto hand soap dispensers, hand sanitisers and feminine hygiene units (sanitary bins), Initial is also looking into new advanced sensing system in washrooms, designed to raise hand hygiene compliance.

Pest control is also not short of innovations like drones and sensing technology. Additionally, as part of the company's initiative to go green whilst improving customer experiences, they have launched applications including ServiceTrak, myInitial and myRentokil to improve service transparency and maximise efficiency.

Protecting People, Enhancing Lives

As a service organisation, they believe that it is their people with shared values, mission and vision who make the company what it is today. Rentokil Initial live by their mission - Protecting People from the dangers of pest-borne disease, the risks of poor hygiene or from injury in the workplace and Enhancing Lives with services that protect the health and wellbeing of people, and the reputation of their customers.

'Everyone Goes Home Safe' - number one responsibility

Rentokil Initial also strongly emphasise on the importance of good management of safety, health and environment in the business to deliver operational excellence and outstanding customer service.

They ensure their employees have the training and tools to enable them to do their job safely, while meeting environmental commitment; adopting best practice in all work procedures by understanding and evaluating all health and safety risks as well as environment impact.

"Rentokil Initial Malaysia is gratified to be an internationally recognised brand that is part of a global network. For 50 years as a dynamic organisation, we inculcate strong company values that shape the way we work, namely Service, Relationships, and Teamwork. We believe in working together, not just amongst ourselves, but also with our customers as a long-term partner whom they can trust to take care of their pest control and hygiene needs." Said Ms. Carol Lam, the Managing Director of Rentokil Initial Malaysia.

About Rentokil Initial Malaysia
At Rentokil Initial Malaysia, there are 2 brands that are focused on providing the best services with nationwide coverage, fast response and expert technical knowledge: Rentokil Pest Control and Initial Hygiene.

Visit http://www.rentokil-initial.com.my to find out how services by Rentokil Initial Malaysia can add value to different business sectors.

For media enquiries, please email louise.leong@rentokil-initial.com.
1300 885 911
15th Floor, Menara Yayasan Selangor No. 18A, Jalan Persiaran Barat 46000
Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

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Media Relations Contact

Louise Leong
Marketing Director - Malaysia, Thailand, Brunei & the Philippines
Rentokil Initial Malaysia
Telephone: 1300 885 911
Email: Click to Email Louise Leong
Web: http://www.rentokil.com.my


          Rentokil Aims to Break the Mosquito Life Cycle Through Collective Efforts to Save Lives   

Petaling Jaya, Selangor -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/27/2016 -- ACTING as Aedes Fighters, dedicated volunteers from Rentokil Initial Malaysia have worked together on a mission to eradicate mosquito breeding grounds, reducing the mosquito population, and to create healthier and safer environments for our communities. This nationwide initiative is part of the organisation's annual corporate social responsibility programme; Community Oriented Health Education Programme (COHEP), which aims to galvanise the communities in Malaysia into taking actions to preserve a clean and hygienic environment in and out of their residency to keep mosquitoes at bay.

Today, volunteers of the organisation in their respective states; Ipoh, Kuantan and Klang Valley have completed their mission with great efforts and achieved the objectives of this programme. The team in Ipoh has contributed to Salvation Army Ipoh Children's Home, the Kuantan volunteers has helped to clean up Rapha Children's Home while the Klang Valley team has certainly created a healthier and safer environment for the old folks here in Pusat Jagaan Warga Emas Mitchell, Petaling Jaya, as well as the neighbourhood. The general agenda of the programme includes an opening speech, a cleaning session, and also complimentary pest control services such as general pest spraying, bed bug and termite inspection for the home, and water-based fogging around the neighbouring areas.

The united efforts of all volunteers have resulted in cleaner and safer environments which include the successful removal of stagnant waters to avert the development of mosquito larvae, trimmed trees and plants in the garden to avoid attracting mosquitoes, and cleaned up indoor spaces. These accomplishments have indeed achieved the objectives of the programme, to breaking mosquito life cycle through proper sanitation and collective efforts.

Committed to educating and empowering every individual to take actions in fighting mosquitoes, Rentokil Initial has been driving this programme since 2014 to address this pressing public health concern. The organisation strongly advocates the vitality of sustainable sanitation, concerted effort, and an Integrated Mosquito Management (IMM) approach in protecting Malaysians from vector-borne diseases such as dengue in the long run. Proper sanitation at home is the simplest yet most significant action we can all practise to prevent mosquito breeding grounds from being developed in the first place, followed by corrective treatments targeted at different stages of the mosquito life cycle to reduce its population.

'Living our mission in 'Protecting People and Enhancing Lives' and as part of our continuous efforts to create healthier and safer environments, we are always educating and advocating the importance of collective efforts to maintain a safe, healthy and happy environment in our communities.' said Carol Lam, the Managing Director of Rentokil Initial Malaysia. The volunteers from all other states in Malaysia will be conducting this meaningful programme throughout 2017.

Dengue in Malaysia

Dengue is the fastest-growing vector-borne infection in the world and Southeast Asia is the epicenter of dengue mosquito breeding due to its tropical climate. In Malaysia, a total of 97,052 dengue fever cases with 229 deaths have been recorded as of 13 December 2016.

About Rentokil Initial Malaysia
Established in Malaysia for 50 years, Rentokil Initial is a pest control and hygiene services market leader in the country. For more information on our services, please contact:

You may also follow Rentokil Pest Control Malaysia Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/rentokil.malaysia/ and Initial Hygiene Malaysia Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/initial.malaysia/ for more updated news on their continuous efforts in protecting people and enhancing lives.

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Media Relations Contact

Louise Leong
Marketing Director - Malaysia, Thailand, Brunei & the Philippines
Rentokil Initial Malaysia
Telephone: 1300 885 911
Email: Click to Email Louise Leong
Web: http://www.rentokil.com.my


          Survey by Initial Hygiene Reveals That Unhygienic Workplaces Are Affecting Employees' Productivity   

A hygienic workplace should be a mandatory practice to keep the workforce happy, both employers and employees alike. Spending longer hours at work makes it all the more crucial to implement proper workplace hygiene.

Petaling Jaya, Selangor -- (ReleaseWire) -- 12/22/2016 -- The majority of our time is spent at our workplaces, where the conditions of the environment may have either a positive or hazardous impact on our health and well-being. Having a well organised, safe, and healthy environment are conducive to our professional and social development, as dangerous exposures can have adverse consequences to our health.

There are viruses and germs all over our workspace due to various factors such as unhygienic dirty work areas, sick colleagues, and cross contamination from other germ hotspots. This applies to all areas of the work environment, from the washroom to pantry areas, work and common spaces, as well as storage areas. This increases the risk of catching illnesses more frequently, causing loss of time and productivity for employees as well as employers.

The Negative Impact of Poor Hygiene

Falling ill frequently can greatly interrupt our work performance, from causing missed deadlines, to incomplete tasks, unsatisfactory work quality, decreased productivity and so on.

The danger that lies behind an unhygienic environment can lead to the spread of common illnesses such as flu, cold, stomach issues, and headaches. Besides direct contamination, illnesses can be spread through cross contamination resulting in severe epidemic or even pandemic outbreaks including Hepatitis A and E, Influenza and typhoid fever that could be fatal. Even non-fatal illnesses such as a fungal infection might lead to irritation and discomfort that will affect our concentration at work.

Identifying Germ Hotspots in the Office Premises Enables Employers to Select the Right Hygiene Solutions for a Healthier Workplace

So where are germs commonly found? They are places where we tend to hold or touch, specifically doorknobs, handles, taps, sink, and more. Therefore, it is very important to clean and sanitise these areas properly and frequently. According to the World Health Organisation, hand hygiene is "the most important measure to avoid transmission of harmful germs."

A study has shown that because of our touch, germs are able to travel all the way from washrooms to working cubicles and eventually, back home with us. Identifying these high risk areas is the first step to:

1. Minimise cross contamination, thus reduced illnesses
2. Increase motivation and morale
3. Improve focus and productivity
4. A safer, healthier and more enjoyable place to work

Hygiene Detective Advocates Global Hand Washing and World Toilet Day

Initial, the experts in Hygiene, is spreading awareness on good hygiene habits with Hygiene Detective, a nationwide initiative launched in conjunction with the annual Global Handwashing Day and World Toilet Day that focuses on the importance of good hygiene. Historically, the primary target of these events has been children in developing countries. Recent reports are now increasingly highlighting hygiene shortcomings in adults and developed nations too.

This campaign highlights the germ hotspots and poor hygiene behaviours in office environments that can put the workforce at risk; with the aim of promoting good hygiene habits and creating a hygienic workplace via on-ground activation including interactive activities and videos.

Hygiene Habits result in Cleanliness

Cleanliness is said to be a dirt free state, and yet, it is impossible to get rid of germs entirely, as there are millions of germs circulating in the environment.

However, a clean workspace can also be referred to as a place where there is an all-round protection from germs. It should not only look clean but, actually be hygienic for the employer, employees and the visitors.

In an independent research conducted by Initial Hygiene UK, it was discovered that 57% of employees are more motivated and have higher morale when the workplace is clean and equipped with proper hygiene solutions. As a result, employees tend to prolong their employment duration as it shows that their wellbeing is taken into consideration.

A study suggests 64% of Malaysian office workers also believe the state of their office washrooms affects their productivity. A dirty place and clean mind cannot work together, hence good office hygiene can help improve employees' productivity and in turn result in better business performance and revenue. With improved staff morale and loyalty, there is lower absenteeism and recruitment cost can also be reduced.

"A clean and organised office environment will not just be beneficial for the staff but can also attract customers. Hygiene takes habit, and with ample of practices, it is easy and simple to create a clean working environment for all." said Carol Lam, the Managing Director of Rentokil Initial Malaysia.

About Initial Hygiene Malaysia
Initial Hygiene Malaysia has over 45 years of experience in the hygiene sector. Our services are backed by innovative research and development with a genuine understanding of a diverse range of business priorities. Besides Premium Scenting, we also provide a wide range of washroom hygiene services such as, hand hygiene, feminine hygiene and floor care.

http://www.initial.com.my/

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Media Relations Contact

Louise Leong
Marketing Director - Malaysia, Thailand, Brunei & the Philippines
Rentokil Initial
Telephone: 1300 885 911
Email: Click to Email Louise Leong
Web: http://www.initial.com.my


          Initial Malaysia Aims to Cultivate Good Hygiene Practices Through Hygiene Detective Campaign   

Initial Hygiene Malaysia’s 2016 Hygiene Detective campaign is driving a mini contest and professional hygiene survey to create awareness on workplace hygiene. Through this campaign, we strive to cultivate good hygiene practices among people to promote a safer work environment.

Petaling Jaya, Selangor -- (SBWIRE) -- 11/07/2016 -- Initial, the Experts in Hygiene services is bringing back its Hygiene Detective Campaign. It aims to highlight the differences between clean and hygienic as well as to educate the public on cross-contamination, especially at workplace.

Many may not realise how unhygienic our workplace can be and would assume that a clean office would mean that it is hygienic as well. However, this is often not the case as we are unable to see germs on surfaces with our naked eyes. Hence, employees risk the possibility of catching common cold and other prevalent office illnesses that could just be engendered from an unhygienic office environment. A survey conducted by Initial found that 64% of Malaysian office workers also believe the state of their office washrooms affects their productivity.

- Simply by watching the video to answer one (1) given question and proposing a catchy slogan, the first 50 contestants stand a chance of winning a pair of movie tickets and one (1) grand prize winner to take home the RM 500 shopping voucher.

- Simultaneously, Initial Hygiene Professional Hygiene Survey would encourage managers to get their office hygiene level assessed for FREE.

"Come join the contest and learn about good hygiene practices through our fun activities! We aim to cultivate a good hygiene habit among the community via this campaign, providing fun facts and insights through quiz and video. With these, everyone can be a Hygiene Detective at their workplace and help others to minimise cross contaminations that affects our wellbeing" said Carol Lam, the Managing Director of Rentokil Initial Malaysia.

Initial Malaysia strives to cultivate good hygiene practices in workplaces by running a mini contest to further enlighten the public on how easily germs transfer and how they can practice good hygiene habits to minimise cross contamination risk. This campaign shall commence from the inaugural date of this campaign, 1 November 2016 and ends on 31 December 2016.

Visit www.hygienedetective.com for more information.

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Media Relations Contact

Louise Leong
Marketing Director - Malaysia, Thailand, Brunei & the Philippines
Rentokil Initial Malaysia
Telephone: 1300 885 911
Email: Click to Email Louise Leong
Web: http://www.initial.com.my


          Rentokil Malaysia Battling Rising Dengue and Zika Cases with Integrated Mosquito Management Programme   

Besides high number of dengue cases in Malaysia, Zika infections have also started to emerge locally. Learn what could be the main contributory factors and what can be done to curb this.

Petaling Jaya, Selangor -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/05/2016 -- In recent decades, global dengue and Zika outbreaks have grown exponentially. World Health Organisation (WHO) has estimated that about 50% of the world's population are at risk for dengue and as many as four million people could be infected by Zika towards year end. As of August 2016, up to 67,437 dengue cases were reported in Malaysia with 153 deaths. The concerns on mosquito-borne diseases in the nation are now further exacerbated with the presence of Zika virus resulting in a total of 6 confirmed Zika cases so far.

According to Dr. Rose Nani Mudin, the Head of Vector Borne Disease Sector at the Ministry of Health Malaysia, climate change with alternating rainy and scorching weather is one of the main causes in the high density of mosquitoes. Furthermore, the hot and dry weather in Malaysia also made it easier for Aedes to breed compared to countries with a temperate climate. She further added that littering and inappropriate solid waste disposal have also resulted in high mosquito breeding index.

Dr Ashok Zachariah Philip, President of the Malaysian Medical Association, revealed that many Malaysians only dengue-proof their houses, but not the entire neighbourhood and this is insufficient to fight the outbreak. The community should in fact work towards a more sustainable protection by ensuring cleanliness and hygiene not only in their houses but around the neighbourhood.

Dr Philip also emphasised that mosquito-borne diseases like dengue and Zika virus infection can lead to devastating effects on infected individuals and their families. Therefore, he urges communities to clean up their neighbourhood and request for local councils to inspect potential breeding grounds, especially when there are construction sites nearby.

How Mosquito Borne Disease like Dengue is Inflicting Pain in Life

Often mistaken for the flu or normal fever, some people contracted dengue without realising it until the symptoms have worsened. Take Ruby as an example, a college student who suffered from symptoms of joint pains and migraines, and dismissed them as stress-related. She only visited the doctor when the pain became unbearable and was tested positive for the virus. Ruby then went through a spell of depression, worrying about her well-being and exams. Since her ordeal, she also shares her arduous experience with family and friends hoping that they will take preventive measures to protect themselves.

Besides causing a lot of pain and discomfort to the victims, dengue also greatly impacts the family members who care for the patient. Clementine from Petaling Jaya was terribly distressed when her mother contracted the virus and her work productivity was tremendously affected as a result of the many days off that she had to take to nurse her ailing mother. Once her mother recovered, Clementine has started to look into solutions for her home to be completely protected from mosquitoes.

Although dengue fever could ultimately result in death, the patient could be cured if given appropriate treatment at the right time. But is it different from Zika which will eventually lead to severe disabilities, especially to children (Microcephaly). A new research at The Rockefeller University and La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology suggests that certain adult brain cells may be vulnerable to infection as well. If the breeding of Aedes mosquitoes continues to remain uncontrolled, many of us in Malaysia would be at risk of contracting the virus.

Making the shift

Unfortunately, despite the alarming dengue cases, most Malaysians still maintain a reactive approach towards this epidemic. They only respond and take preventive measures when someone they know has contracted the virus. Many underestimate the perilous and interrelated burden of such mosquito-borne diseases and therefore, take little effort in controlling the vector. This reactive approach is indeed the biggest challenge in achieving a successful and sustainable effort of mosquito control. As part of a holistic solution to combat this mosquito-borne disease, Malaysians must adopt a proactive approach instead and the first step is ensuring zero stagnant water around their neighbourhood while maintaining cleanliness and hygiene.

We should also do our part by constantly keeping alert on potential breeding sites and continuously engage the entire neighbourhood in taking action. This is because all dengue hotspots are also considered hotspots for Zika since the virus is being spread by the same vector, which is the Aedes mosquito. Consistent information to raise awareness within the community can help to educate and empower each individual to protect themselves from the virus. Everyone is equally susceptible to the virus as Aedes mosquitoes do not choose their victims.

Combating Mosquito effectively

Every mosquito species go through four distinct stages in its life cycle – egg, larva, pupa and adult. A teaspoon of clean stagnant water, which is easily found anywhere, is all it takes for an Aedes aegypti mosquito to lay a batch of eggs. Hence, for a winning battle, we should fight our enemy at every stage of its life cycle.

As part of their continuous effort to protect Malaysians from mosquitoes, leading pest company like Rentokil has designed an Integrated Mosquito Management (IMM) programme, which has proven to be an effective approach to mosquito control in the long run. The IMM programme encourages the public to practise holistic approach in fighting mosquitoes at every stage of their life cycle, through the combination of removing potential mosquito breeding grounds, larviciding, water-based fogging and the use of adult mosquito traps. However, as mosquito species continue to evolve, it is equally crucial to have consistent community action and continuous information sharing to achieve a successful and long-term prevention.

"People often take the impact of mosquito-borne diseases like dengue for granted, but when we or our loved ones are affected, this impacts our life greatly. Hence, we need to be proactive in combating mosquitoes from the get-go. This is why at Rentokil Initial, we are committed to protecting people from the dangers of pest-borne diseases while enhancing their lives with integrated solutions that safeguard both their health and wellbeing." says Carol Lam, Managing Director of Rentokil Initial Malaysia.

About Rentokil Pest Control Malaysia
Rentokil Pest Control is part of Rentokil Initial group, one of the largest business services companies in the world. At Rentokil Initial Malaysia, we have 2 brands that are focused on providing the best services with nationwide coverage, fast response and expert technical knowledge: Rentokil Pest Control and Initial Hygiene.

Visit http://www.rentokil-initial.com.my to find out how Rentokil Initial (M) Sdn Bhd services can add value to different business sectors.

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/rentokil-malaysia-battling-rising-dengue-and-zika-cases-with-integrated-mosquito-management-programme-729686.htm

Media Relations Contact

Louise Leong
Marketing Director - Malaysia, Thailand, Brunei & the Philippines
Rentokil Initial Malaysia
Telephone: 1300 885 911
Email: Click to Email Louise Leong
Web: http://www.rentokil.com.my


          Rentokil Initial Malaysia Reveals Vital Importance of Proactive Bed Bug Management in Hotels to Prevent Future Infestations   

Bed bug infestation is one of the key contributors that can ruin a guest's experience in a hotel. Learn what hotel owners and housekeeping staffs can do to reduce the risk of potential bed bug breakout.

Petaling Jaya, Selangor -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/10/2016 -- Bed bug infestation is nothing new in the hospitality sector, in fact, with the rapid hike in the Malaysian tourism industry, it is extremely important for hoteliers to ensure that their hotels have established an integrated pest control program in case of infestations. A recent survey performed at the University of Kentucky proved that nothing drives guests away faster than bed bug problems. 91% of the guests even mentioned that they would not return to the same hotel if they have had a bad experience during their first visit.

According to a report by The Telegraph, a British tourist had an unpleasant experience during her birthday celebration in Langkawi, Malaysia when the 3-star hotel that she checked into was plagued with bed bugs. Incidents like these not only give hotels a bad reputation and discourage return visits, it can also cause severe repercussions, leading to serious financial impacts such as lawsuits.

What should hoteliers do in case of bed bug infestation?

Bed bugs live in the cracks and crevices of walls, bed frames, headboards, bedside tables and draperies. An infestation in a hotel will most likely spread throughout the whole facility by crawling as adult bed bugs and these creepy crawlers can move up to five feet in about a minute. Besides that, they may also hitchhike their way into hotel rooms through vacuum cleaners, laundry, luggage and even housekeeping trolleys.

In case of a bed bug infestation breakout, it is recommended for hoteliers to:

- Assist guests to seek medical assistance for bites if necessary and relocate guests adjacent, side, above and below of the room infested.

- Document identified areas of bed bug infestations, either through staff, guest complaint and pictures; this will help with the elimination process for the pest control operator.

- Assist guest to launder their clothing and hotel to replace all linens. Ensure all items are wrapped in plastic bags during room relocation so that bed bugs do not spread during transportation of these items to the laundry or new room.

- Minimize furniture movements in the infested room to prevent bed bugs from spreading further to other rooms. This restricted movement also applies to the occupant's belongings, if possible, until the arrival of pest control operator.

Besides reactive actions, preventive measures and early detection are also essential because they are one of the keys in reducing the risk of a full-blown infestation. This can be achieved by carrying out periodic inspections by experienced service technicians.

Why pest education is necessary in minimizing potential bed bug infestation?

Housekeepers and hotel staffs are highly encouraged to equip themselves with fundamental bed bug knowledge. Which is why the Bed Bug Awareness Week was initiated and organized annually to provide hoteliers and housekeepers continuous awareness on bed bug issues. Leading pest control company like Rentokil provides educational pest trainings to their customers in the commercial sectors. These trainings are beneficial to the hoteliers as it enables them to understand basic bed bug biology and help them identify the signs of an infestation before it spreads like a wildfire.

The pest control expert also aims to provide hoteliers with complete peace of mind by introducing their 10-day Bed Bug Treatment Program. Rentokil's bed bug elimination program starts off with extensive treatments and it follows with periodic checks to ensure that all bed bugs are eliminated.

"With the growth of online review sites and social media platforms, it has become very easy for consumers to share their bad experiences online. Therefore, hotel owners need to be extra vigilant when it comes to managing bed bug infestations in the hotel facilities because all it takes is one bad review to impact the business negatively." said Carol Lam, the Managing Director of Rentokil Initial Malaysia.

About Rentokil Pest Control Malaysia
Rentokil Pest Control is part of Rentokil Initial group, one of the largest business services companies in the world.

At Rentokil Initial Malaysia, we have 2 brands that are focused on providing the best services with nationwide coverage, fast response and expert technical knowledge: Rentokil Pest Control and Initial Hygiene.

Visit http://www.rentokil-initial.com.my to find out how Rentokil Initial (M) Sdn Bhd services can add value to different business sectors.

For media inquiries please e-mail louise.leong@rentokil-initial.com.

For more information on Rentokil Pest Control, please contact:
1300 885 911
http://www.rentokil.com.my/
15th Floor, Menara Yayasan Selangor
No. 18A, Jalan Persiaran Barat
46000 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

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Media Relations Contact

Louise Leong
Marketing Director - Malaysia, Thailand, Brunei & the Philippines
Rentokil Initial Malaysia
Telephone: 1300 885 911
Email: Click to Email Louise Leong
Web: http://www.rentokil.com.my


          Rentokil Initial Malaysia Shares Expert Insights on DIY Termite Solutions   

Termite infestations have always been a horrible nightmare to homeowners around the globe. Seeing this desperate situation as a business opportunity, do-it-yourself (DIY) termite solutions are now widely marketed as a cheaper options to the homeowners. But the big question is, are these DIY treatments effective, or do they cause more damage than good?

Petaling Jaya, Selangor -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/16/2016 -- Termites infestation is one of the most agonising problems in Malaysia due to our tropical environment and high humidity. Often, termites can go undetected in your homes until extensive damages and costs have incurred by then. Reports have shown that termite infestations can cost up to RM40 million damages in Malaysia annually. To make matters worse, these expenses are not covered by most insurance policies.

Termites are considered as destructive pests due to their wood consuming behaviour. Termite workers could feed on wood 24 hours a day and will continue to forage for food until they find new food source, be it a tree stump or your home. An infestation can also occur when alates (the winged reproductive termites) land on your home during their mating flight.

Nowadays, wide range of DIY termite baiting solutions and termiticide are easily available in the market. Although it is true that DIY termite treatment is considerably cheaper, there could be risks and disadvantages that homeowners need to take into account before purchasing one:

· Health Risk – Some off-the-shelf termiticides may be toxic to humans and incorrect application can be harmful to you and your family's health. Therefore, it is very important that the chemical applications are done by experienced technicians with Pesticide Application License (PAL) or Assistant Pesticide Applicator License (APAL).

· Extra Cost Incurred – As you may not know the full extent of the problem, DIY might not treat the source of infestation or drive existing termites to forage to the other areas of your home and prolonged infestation may result in further damages and costlier repairs.

· Ineffective – Different termite species require different type treatment,treatment a DIY solution might not work in getting rid of the termite infestation, hence incurring additional treatment and damage repairs.

Termite control is an ongoing process and even with modern chemical formulations and technologies, it is still necessary to work with termite experts to keep your home protected against these silent destroyers for the long term.

"Home is usually one of the largest investments a person will make in their lives. Therefore, homeowners must exercise prudence in making decisions to ensure that the treatments you chose are carried out in a safe and effective manner to keep your home and family safe from unwanted surprises." said Carol Lam, the Managing Director of Rentokil Initial Malaysia.

For a successful termite management programme, it is critical to correctly identify the termite species and root cause of infestation before determining the required treatment. A professional comprehensive termite inspection will check on the areas that are being infested, severity of infestation, conditions of the property, and its surrounding that may be conducive to the survival of termites in your home.

On top of that, termite experts with extensive knowledge and experience on termite behaviours are also able provide homeowners with recommendations and proactive tips to minimise the risk of termite infestations. It is also essential to have regular termite inspections so that early detection of any termite activities can be made to lessen your risk of costly damages.

About Rentokil Pest Control Malaysia
Rentokil Pest Control is part of Rentokil Initial group, one of the largest business services companies in the world. As the leading market leader in pest control industry, Rentokil's Termite Home Protection Plan provides property owners with a wide range of termite control solutions that are specifically designed for different needs and preferences.

At Rentokil Initial Malaysia, three brands are focused on providing the best services with nationwide coverage, fast response and expert technical knowledge: Rentokil Pest Control and Initial Hygiene.

Visit http://www.rentokil-initial.com.my to find out how Rentokil Initial (M) Sdn Bhd services can add value to different business sectors.

Press Contact:
May Chang
Assistant Digital Marketing Manager
0192864905
Kellie Yong
Senior Marketing Manager
0192428339
15th Floor, Menara Yayasan Selangor
No. 18A, Jalan Persiaran Barat
46000 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.
1300885911
http://www.rentokil.com.my/

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Media Relations Contact

Clementine Cheah
Telephone: 1300 885 911
Email: Click to Email Clementine Cheah
Web: http://www.rentokil.com.my


          Initial Hygiene Malaysia Launched Hygiene Detective Campaign in Conjunction with World Toilet Day   

Initial, the Experts in Hygiene is spreading awareness on good hygiene habits with Hygiene Detective. The nationwide initiative is launched in conjunction with Global Hand Washing and World Toilet Day, which both are also dedicated to highlight sanitation issues and the importance of good hygiene.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -- (SBWIRE) -- 11/20/2015 -- Initial, the Experts in Hygiene services has launched its Hygiene Detective Campaign in conjunction with the annual World Toilet Day (19th November), which strives to highlight awareness towards sanitation crisis and vitality of good hygiene practices.

Hygiene Detective campaign supports the organisation's efforts to instill good hygiene habits among the general public. It is also crucial for the public to know that as hygiene negligence grows, infectious diseases will proliferate concurrently. Even in this modern age where information are easily acquired at the touch of a fingertip, many still take basic hygiene habits for granted and are unaware that germs can be found and easily transmitted. The risk that lies behind poor hygiene goes beyond minor illnesses such as flu, cold, stomach upsets, and headache, it often leads to cross contamination and severe epidemic or even pandemic outbreaks like typhoid fever, influenza, hepatitis A&E and etc, that could be fatal.

Now you too can become a Hygiene Detective!

Initial Hygiene Malaysia has two interactive online activities as an educational medium for its Hygiene Detective Campaign. Apart from the grand prizes, movie tickets will also be given out to the first 25 participants respectively.

- 'Escape from Germ Monsters' (19 November to 18 December 2015) - simply escape from horrendous germs and reach the safety zone at the fastest time to stand a chance to win the grand prize of an iPad Mini.

- 'Germometer' (1 January - 31 January 2016) - hand hygiene gets exciting with a germ meter to beat. Look out for it as another iPad Mini is up for grabs.

"Come join the games and learn about good hygiene practices through our fun activities. We aim to cultivate good hygiene habits among the community via this campaign, providing interesting facts and insights through interactive games and videos. With these, everyone can be a Hygiene Detective!" said Carol Lam, the Managing Director of Rentokil Initial Malaysia.

Visit www.hygienedetective.com for more information.

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Media Relations Contact

Caryn Foo
Rentokil Initial Malaysia
Telephone: 1300 882 388
Email: Click to Email Caryn Foo
Web: http://www.hygienedetective.com


          Rentokil Initial Malaysia Addresses the Magnitude of Stored Product Insects Infestation in Food Supply Chain Management   

Stored product insects (SPI) can infiltrate the food supply chain through multiple entry points and experts from Rentokil Initial Malaysia are sharing how SPI impact the food losses in Asia.

Petaling Jaya, Selangor -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/22/2015 -- According to a study done by the International Food Policy Research Institute, pest destroyed an estimated RM184.9 billion worth of crops production annually in Asia and stored product insects (SPI) have been identified as one of the pests that contributed to the losses.

SPI that are commonly found in Malaysia include the cigarette beetle, rice weevil, sawtoothed grain beetle, and flour beetle. They are normally grouped into two categories, for example rice weevil and lesser grain borer are known as 'internal feeders' as they feed within the kernel. Whereas, sawtoothed grain beetle and flat grain beetle described as the 'external feeders' because they feed on grain dust and debris without entering the kernel.

SPI can pose a huge threat in the entire supply chain especially in food processing facilities and warehouses because they usually spread and grow their colony in the food commodities. In fact, the most devastating damage that SPI can cause is commodities losses due to SPI contaminations. And due to their minuscule size, SPI infestations can be difficult to detect in the initial stages. As a result, SPI may be ground together with the raw materials, packed and sold to the consumers.

Commercial buyers may refuse to accept delivery of infested grain, or pay a reduced price as SPI also encourage the growth of mould, including fungi that are responsible for the production of mycotoxins that can be toxic, allergenic and unfit for human consumptions. Therefore, regardless of the size or severity of its infestation, the presence of SPI is not a situation to be taken lightly because it will consequently lead to costly downtime, food recalls and in the worst case scenario, business closure.

Common signs of SPI infestation are traces of adult insects, larvae, pupae or silken webbing in the raw materials and food storage bins. Researchers in the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences found that 75% of SPI infestation usually occurs at the folds and corners of a box, which explains how they commonly enter a facility during logistics. A newly hatched larva can penetrate cracks as small 0.12 mm. SPI can also pierce through sealed packages when they chew through the corrugated paperboard. Lastly, birds also pose risk to the supply chain as they can carry and spread insects and mites into the food processing facility.

How does IPM help in controlling SPI infestation?

Integrated pest management (IPM) is a dynamic combination of multiple pest control practices designed and implemented using a variety of techniques. As a proactive approach to pest management, IPM places a heavy emphasis on constant pest monitoring, pest exclusion and sanitation to ensure that high standards of hygiene practices are maintained.

Here are some examples of IPM practices for SPI control:

- Clean up all spillages and dust accumulation in the premises, machinery, equipment, storage and transport vehicles regularly.
- All stock and food material should be stored off the floor and away from walls to facilitate cleaning and inspections.
- Keep raw materials in robust packaging to prevent SPI infiltration.

'Although food contamination can occur at any point from farm to table, pest infestation along with unsanitary conditions in the food manufacturing sectors can lead to severe business consequences. Regardless to the size of business operations, pest management should be placed as utmost priority because the impact from a pest infestation can be devastating', say Ms. Carol Lam, the Managing Director of Rentokil Initial Malaysia.

About Rentokil Initial Malaysia
Rentokil Pest Control is part of Rentokil Initial group, one of the largest business services companies in the world. As the leading market leader in pest control industry, Rentokil's Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programme provides comprehensive pest control services for the commercial sectors ranging from the food processing industries, pharmaceutical to industrial and manufacturing.

The programme is designed to be compliant with recognised standards or certification such as AIB International, BRC Global International Standards, Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP). Continuous pest monitoring, regular visitation and proactive recommendations are the standard supports delivered to ensure the effectiveness of the IPM programme; giving you peace of mind.

To further complement Rentokil's IPM programme, an online reporting and analysis system has been developed to help customers monitor pest activities at multiple locations effectively. It also provides better traceability and easy access to all key information and service delivery records needed for pest risk management and food audit requirement.

At Rentokil Initial Malaysia, two brands are focused on providing the best services with nationwide coverage, fast response and expert technical knowledge: Rentokil Pest Control and Initial Hygiene.

Visit http://www.rentokil-initial.com.my to find out how Rentokil Initial (M) Sdn Bhd services can add value to different business sectors.

Press Contacts:
May Chang
Assistant Digital Marketing Manager
0192864905

Kellie Yong
Senior Marketing Manager
0192428339

15th Floor, Menara Yayasan Selangor
No. 18A, Jalan Persiaran Barat
46000 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.
1300885911
http://www.rentokil.com.my/

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/rentokil-initial-malaysia-addresses-magnitude-stored-product-insects-627173.htm

Media Relations Contact

Clementine Cheah
Digital Marketing Executive
Rentokil Initial Malaysia
Telephone: 1300 887 911
Email: Click to Email Clementine Cheah
Web: http://www.rentokil.com.my


          Rentokil Initial Malaysia Shares Useful Insights on Dengue Outbreak in Conjunction with ASEAN Dengue Day   

15th June marks the ASEAN Dengue Day; an annual campaign to raise awareness on the dangers of dengue and Aedes mosquitoes. Experts share useful insights on global innovations and factors that contributed to the significant spike in dengue cases in Malaysia.

Petaling Jaya, Selangor -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/18/2015 -- Launched in 2011, the objective of this annual event is to raise awareness of dengue and strengthen the regional collaboration in prevention and control. While dengue is most prevalent in ASEAN region, the disease is spreading rapidly with a 30-fold increase in cases worldwide. Today, there are approximately 2.5 billion people at risk in over 100 countries.

Besides resulting in poor health and excess mortality, dengue has also affected the tourism sector and the socioeconomic development due to loss of work and productivity. The economic losses resulting from this disease made it even more compelling to accelerate the prevention and control efforts around the world.

Scientists in Brazil, Australia and the United Kingdom are currently conducting experiments with genetically modified (GM) mosquitoes to help control the emergence of dengue cases. Once the experiments and field trials are completed, the scientists believe that the GM mosquitoes will dramatically reduce the population of Aedes mosquitoes.

Other than that, the continuous spread and intensity of dengue cases have driven the interest and investment in dengue vaccine development. Hence, some of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies are working hard to create a vaccine that is safe, effective and affordable. One of these vaccines has successfully advanced to phase-3 clinical trial with an efficacy of 60% and it is expected to be licensed sometime this year.

Meanwhile, the key to dengue control is to tackle the root of this problem by denying Aedes mosquitoes any chance to breed. An integrated mosquito management from Rentokil Initial Malaysia aims to control the breeding of Aedes mosquitoes by attacking each stage of the mosquito's life cycle with different solutions from larviciding to fogging. At the same time, customers are provided with sanitation advices and informative dengue knowledge through educational materials that can help to reduce their risk of being infected in the long run.

In Malaysia, dengue remains as a serious public health problem. As of 30th May this year, our Ministry of Health has reported a total of 141 deaths. The accumulated cases are now up to 47,112. The hardest hit states include Selangor (27,282), Perak (5,018), Johor (2,986) and Kuala Lumpur (2,938). In 2014, there was a 151% increase in dengue cases compared to 2013—with 108,698 cases and 215 deaths.

There are many factors that contributed to this alarming growth of dengue cases. Firstly, the switch of serotypes dengue virus from DAN2 to DAN1 also added to the surge in dengue cases. Although both serotypes are similar, as they share approximately 65% of their genomes, there is a vast difference in how each one interacts with our antibodies. As a result, people who were previously not exposed to the DAN1 virus are now vulnerable. Besides that, our monsoon season also played a major role in creating pockets of stagnant water that serve as Aedes breeding sites.

Other than that, we are fighting a losing battle due to lack of dengue awareness among Malaysians. As the public continues to litter, dump garbage illegally and practice poor environmental cleanliness that will ultimately lead to the increasing mosquito breeding sites.

As Aedes mosquitoes prefer to breed in stagnant water, by implementing good environmental hygiene practices and sanitation measures may help to minimise the disease. Here are a few simple and proactive tips to keep dengue at bay:

- Turn over empty pails and containers, so that they do not collect water. If the containers cannot be emptied, remember to keep it covered when not in use.

- Remove leaves, empty bottles and cans to avoid water collection.

- Clean and discard stagnant water collected in empty flower pots and add larvicide at least once a month to prevent mosquitoes from breeding.

- Clean and clear drains around the house on weekly basis to prevent it from clogging.

- Clean and discard any dried leaves that may clog the roof gutters once a week to prevent water stagnation.

- Use aerosol spray or conduct fogging activities at home to kill and repel Aedes mosquitoes.

- Install window screens to prevent mosquitoes entering your home.

"According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), mosquito bites have resulted in hundreds of thousands human fatalities every year, making them the deadliest creature in the world. Like any other pests, mosquitoes can also develop resistance towards pesticide, hence, it is extremely important that proactive measures are taken along with eradication of breeding sites and adult mosquitoes in order to minimise the growing numbers of dengue cases." say Ms. Carol Lam, the Managing Director of Rentokil Initial Malaysia.

About Rentokil Pest Control Malaysia
Rentokil Pest Control is part of Rentokil Initial group, one of the largest business services companies in the world. As the market leader in pest control industry, Rentokil's Mosquito Control services provide home and business owners with effective mosquito control solutions that are specifically designed for different needs and preferences.

As one of Malaysia's leading pest control experts, Rentokil continues to be at the forefront in the battle against dengue. Rentokil provides both the public and commercial organisations with various training and education programmes such as the Community Oriented Health Education Programme (COHEP) and Total Hygiene Awareness Talk (THAT).

At Rentokil Initial Malaysia, three brands are focused on providing the best services with nationwide coverage, fast response and expert technical knowledge: Rentokil Pest Control, Initial Hygiene and Ambius Interiors. Visit http://www.rentokil-initial.com.my to find out how Rentokil Initial (M) Sdn Bhd services can add value to different business sectors.

Press Contact:
May Chang
Assistant Digital Marketing Manager
0192864905

Kellie Yong
Senior Marketing Manager
0192428339

15th Floor, Menara Yayasan Selangor
No. 18A, Jalan Persiaran Barat
46000 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.
1300885911
http://www.rentokil.com.my/

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/release-604590.htm

Media Relations Contact

Clementine Cheah
Digital Marketing Executive
Rentokil Initial Malaysia
Telephone: 1300 887 911
Email: Click to Email Clementine Cheah
Web: http://www.rentokil.com.my


          Rentokil Initial Malaysia Creates Awareness on the Threats of Termite Invasion on Annual Termite Week   

Termites may be tiny but this silent destroyer has been proven to be one of the most feared pests by most homeowners around the globe.

Petaling Jaya, Selangor -- (ReleaseWire) -- 03/26/2015 -- A single termite may not look threatening, but a whole colony can compromise the structural integrity to properties in a short period of time. According to the entomologist at University Sains Malaysia, termites cause an estimated RM40million of structural damages in Malaysia every year.

Many property owners in Malaysia worry about fire or flood, but termite damage is actually much more common because our tropical environment and high humidity encourage the growth of termite population. The worse bite would be to the value of your assets as most building insurance policies do not cover termite damage.

Termites randomly and continuously forage in search of their food - cellulose. Even if your property is built primarily of brick or stone, it is still at risk because the structural supports and other building components are constructed of wood and other cellulose containing materials.

A threat to your living space

There are an estimated 4,000 termite species worldwide and Subterranean termite (Coptotermes spp.) is commonly found in homes. Subterranean termites have been known to forage up to 300 feet from their colony, thus if your neighbours have termites, then it is very likely they could have gone into your home as well.

Termites are intelligent social insects that live in colonies with a strict caste system, where they are organised into different social classes based on their roles and responsibilities.

Here are the different castes and roles within a termite colony:

-King and queen - mate and produce eggs

-Alates (or swarmers) - reproductives that leave the nest in large swarms to look for mates and nest locations to form new colonies

-Worker - undertakes the labour of food searching and feeds the colony

-Soldier - provides strength and armour against attacks or invasions

Most termite colonies are originated from a single pair of primary reproductive. A Subterranean termite queen can produce up to 1,000 eggs a day and grow the colony up to hundreds and millions of termites in a short period. With that copious number of occupants that are buried deep underground for moisture. It won't be surprising if there are multiple colonies inhabiting the same piece of land you call home.

The workers produce a variety of chemicals known as the pheromones that influence their behaviour. As these workers are blind, they rely on pheromones to help them send messages to other termites in the colony. When a food source is located, the odour trail is intensified to recruit other termites to the feeding site.

As termites devour their way through wood from the inside, this can make it difficult to detect a termite infestation but there are some tell-tale signs that can indicate their presence.

-Mud shelter tubes on wall
Subterranean termites build elaborate shelter tubes made of mud, dirt and debris in order to travel to and fro the food source without being seen, These tubes are about an inch in diameter and are usually found on exterior and interior walls leading up to the entry points of the building.

-Sightings of flying alates or discarded alates wings on window sills and floors
Generally, the first sign of infestation noticed by homeowners is the presence of swarming reproductives on window sill or near indoor light. Another indication is the presence of wings, discarded by the alates as a normal part of their behaviour,

-Damaged/ infested wood - consumed wood from within but with the outer layers intact
Wood damage is a definite sign of termite infestations. Wood that yields a dull, thudding sound when struck with a screwdriver or hammer should be examined

When homeowners found evidence of termite infestation at home, it is important that a thorough inspection is done before deciding the type of treatment. Termite control is most effective if it is carried out by experienced and professionally trained technicians who understand the biology and living/feeding habits of termites, on top of thorough observation of the building's construction, soil characteristics and favourable conditions for infestation.

Effective termite treatments

1) Baiting - a holistic method to eliminate termite colonies by placing unobtrusive bait stations in your property. The highly palatable bait contains an active ingredient that inhibits termite growth. When the bait is shared and spread, it will gradually affect the colony until it can no longer support itself and the queen, and collapses.

2) Termiticide - one of the many soil treatments that create a treated zone around the perimeter and sub-floor by injecting termiticide through drilled holes. Affected termites will spread the termiticide to others through physical contact, eventually reducing the population of the colony.

"Discovering that there is termite infestation in your home can be devastating, especially when severe damages had incurred. By recognising the early signs of termite presence can help homeowners reduce costly repairs and further damages that will affect the value of your property." said Ms. Carol Lam, the Managing Director of Rentokil Initial Malaysia.

About Rentokil Pest Control Malaysia
Rentokil Pest Control is part of Rentokil Initial group, one of the largest business services companies in the world. As the leading market leader in pest control industry, Rentokil's Termite Home Protection Plan provides property owners with a wide range of termite control solutions that are specifically designed for different needs and preferences.

At Rentokil Initial Malaysia, three brands are focused on providing the best services with nationwide coverage, fast response and expert technical knowledge: Rentokil Pest Control, Initial Hygiene and Ambius Interiors. Visit www.rentokil-initial.com.my to find out how Rentokil Initial (M) Sdn Bhd services can add value to different business sectors.

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.releasewire.com/press-releases/rentokil-initial-malaysia-creates-awareness-on-the-threats-of-termite-invasion-on-annual-termite-week-588046.htm

Media Relations Contact

May Chang
Assistant Digital Marketing Manager
Rentokil Initial Malaysia
Telephone: 1300 887 911
Email: Click to Email May Chang
Web: http://www.rentokil.com.my


          Initial Hygiene Malaysia Taking a Step Towards Enhancing an Office Image with Premium Scenting   

The exposure to pleasant scents can significantly enhance employees’ performance. Learn more about the benefits of scenting to enhance your office environment.

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/03/2014 -- Our nose is extremely powerful as it acts directly on the limbic system, which controls our emotions and memory. 75% of the emotions that we experienced daily are generated by our sense of smell, which make scent an influential element that triggers our behaviour and mood while creating unique memories. Studies have shown and proven the effectiveness of scent marketing in influencing customer's behaviour. Besides establishing a stronger and longer-lasting emotional connection with the consumers, corporate organisations can leverage on scenting to boost their brand recognition, enhance the image of their offices and optimise employees' job performance.

Create warm welcoming ambience with scenting

Over the years, business owners have been incorporating interior layout, colours, lightings, furniture and specific scents like refreshing lavender to create a warm welcoming office environment for the visitors and employees. Scenting induces a positive first impression and it complements the image the company, beyond the products or services that they offer.

Increase employees' morale and productivity

Experiments have shown that exposure to pleasant fragrances significantly enhance employees' task performance. Fragrance such as peppermint helps in increasing mental focus and stimulating clear thinking. Results from researches shown that clerical staffs made 54% fewer errors when they are exposed to lemon fragrance compared to those working in an unscented workplace whereas calming scent of green tea helps to sooth tensions and reduces stress. When employees are provided with calming working environment, they are more likely to feel less fatigued and have more motivation to produce greater results.

Odour remediation

Malodour developed in offices is caused from variety of factors, for example, musty smell may indicate the presence of moisture, mold or mildew due to food and beverage spillages. These bad odours get embedded in the carpet and the usual cleaning of the office is often not enough to remove the malodours. Surveys found that unpleasant odour is one of the major factors that contributes to indoor air quality problems which adversely affect work performance and it will leave your visitors with negative impression of your company. Scenting not only helps to eliminate bad smells but also improves air quality making it fresher and uplifting.

According to Ms. Carol Lam, the Managing Director of Rentokil Initial Malaysia, "The subtle use of scent can transform and enhance the human experience of a space particularly when artfully combined with visual elements and ambience scenting is about creating an emotional appeal to your properties, something that's distinctive and will be remembered in a positive way."

Premium Scenting by Initial Hygiene

Sensory branding has slowly transformed into an important role to drive business revenue. This is because scent marketing is able to speak for your brand, turning branding opportunity to loyalty and best yet, to distinguish your brand from others. Premium Scenting is flexible and can be used to scent spaces of any size, from a small room to a whole building. Because the diffusion of the scenting micro-droplets are controlled, the scenting of the space is 100% uniform and last longer in the air.

About Initial Hygiene Malaysia
Initial Hygiene is part of Rentokil Initial group, one of the largest business services companies in the world. After years of comprehensive researches, Initial Hygiene has developed a new range of Signature hygiene solutions. The Signature range is designed with clean and graceful curves, technologically enhanced with antibacterial surface to reduce the spread of germs, offering services that deliver consistently high standards of hygiene. Initial Hygiene solution includes Air Fresheners, Feminine Hygiene Services, Hand Hygiene and Toilet Sanitiser.

The company has over 60,000 employees providing a range of support services in over 60 countries where our brands have come to represent consistent quality of service. Rentokil Initial being the Experts in the Essentials will focus on taking care of the fundamental necessities in office sectors, leaving customers to focus on their core businesses.

At Rentokil Initial Malaysia, three brands are focused on providing the best services with nationwide coverage, fast response and expert technical knowledge: Rentokil Pest Control, Initial Hygiene and Ambius Interiors. Visit www.rentokil-initial.com.my to find out how Rentokil Initial (M) Sdn Bhd can add value to different business sectors.

Press Contact:

May Chang
Assistant Marketing Communications Manager
0192864905

Kellie Yong
Marketing Manager
0192428339

15th Floor, Menara Yayasan Selangor
No. 18A, Jalan Persiaran Barat
46000 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.
1300885911
http://www.initial.com.my/

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/initial-hygiene-malaysia-taking-a-step-towards-enhancing-an-office-image-with-premium-scenting-530603.htm

Media Relations Contact

Clementine Cheah
Digital Marketing Executive
Rentokil Initial Malaysia
Telephone: 1300 885 911
Email: Click to Email Clementine Cheah
Web: http://www.initial.com.my


          Comment on Sino-Indian standoff must be defused by mg   
It is high time that India got its acts together and went for once in the offensive– instead of being defensive and reacting to after the fact– and then even so— BARELY. India should be employing the SAME tactics that the Chinks are using to keep them on their toes. India should be putting and going into defense, strategic, economic, political, business, commercial and all other relationships possible with countries in the South China Sea– specially Vietnam. Then they should not only stop there but expand their role with Burma, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Phillipines, Sri Lanka and whoever they can get them to be on board with them. AND they must start now and start simultaneously so that the chinks have no idea where to pay attention. Give it to them the same way—ONLY 50times harder and stronger. SECOND: Indians should STOP buying and purchasing any items from China... Let the government of India encourage the Indian consumers to stop buying – -just like the chinks do. And then see them squirm. Nothing gets them more than when people start boycotting their dam products. Finally: It is high time that India should start displaying arrogance towards the chinks. Having a friendly relations with them will not help. Last of all, India should STOP sending any pilgrims to China. In fact, India should start a serious campaign informing its pilgrims that all Hindu and Buddhism sites in China have been contaminated by its very presence for being in China and within China. They should stop promoting ANY pilgrims going to China for it and instead inform that the same CAN be achieved by doing similar stuff in India or in Nepal or even at home. As soon as the Indian official start this sort of a thinking... even if it doesnt catch up, you will see how the chinks start squirming for nothing hits them hardest than MONEY... They earn hundreds of millions from all the pilgrims and this must be stopped. Nothing draws a chinks attention more than money does.
          O CANADA AVOIDS GENDER NEUTRAL LIBERAL POLITICALLY CORRECT REDICULAS NONESENSE UNTILL NEXT YEAR AT LEAST.   
JEWISH KING JESUS IS COMING AT THE RAPTURE FOR US IN THE CLOUDS-DON'T MISS IT FOR THE WORLD.THE BIBLE TAKEN LITERALLY- WHEN THE PLAIN SENSE MAKES GOOD SENSE-SEEK NO OTHER SENSE-LEST YOU END UP IN NONSENSE.GET SAVED NOW- CALL ON JESUS TODAY.THE ONLY SAVIOR OF THE WHOLE EARTH - NO OTHER. 1 COR 15:23-JESUS THE FIRST FRUITS-CHRISTIANS RAPTURED TO JESUS-FIRST FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT-23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming.ROMANS 8:23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.(THE PRE-TRIB RAPTURE)

Dreams of a gender-neutral O Canada are over — for now-[CBC]-YAHOONEWS-June 28, 2017

Canadians will not be singing a gender-neutral national anthem on Canada Day after a bill before Parliament to officially change the lyrics has stalled.The House of Commons overwhelmingly passed a private member's bill last summer that would alter the national anthem by replacing "in all thy sons command" with "in all of us command" as part of a push to strike gendered language from O Canada.Although the bill sailed through the House with government approval, Conservative senators opposed to the changes have scored a victory in the Red Chamber. A yearlong campaign successfully punted a vote on the bill until the fall, at the earliest, and even then the legislation faces an uncertain future."I'm trying to protect the tradition rather than, you know, water it down with a politically correct version that is historically inaccurate," Conservative Senator David Wells said in an interview with CBC News on Tuesday."I don't misrepresent why I'm [using parliamentary stall tactics] … I don't like this bill, and I will do what I can to ensure it doesn't pass."Wells and a number of other senators have said they oppose efforts to tinker with the lyrics written by a man long dead.(The lyrics have been changed since they were first penned by Robert Stanley Weir in 1908, but not since O Canada officially became the country's national anthem in 1980.) The late Liberal MP Mauril Bélanger introduced the bill, and many MPs backed the legislation as a salute to a colleague on his death bed."The bill was passed in the House compassionately and out of sadness for a dying colleague. While that is touching, it is not the way we make public policy in this country and it is not the way we do our legislation," Ontario Conservative Senator Lynn Beyak said.A flurry of amendments were introduced to the bill in the last few weeks of the parliamentary sitting — all failed to pass in the face of opposition from most Liberal and Independent senators — which dragged out debate considerably. Parliament rose for summer break before a final vote at third reading could be held.Ramona Lumpkin, the chancellor of Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, and a strong proponent of the bill, said she was deeply disappointed by the developments."We're so close and I really regret that there are a few senators who seem to have dug in and decided to delay. I hope it's not a permanent block," said Lumpkin, in an interview with CBC News."It's not as if the words were brought down from Mount Sinai on stone tablets like the Ten Commandments, they are words created by humans and subject to change as our social and cultural conditions change, and thank goodness they do," she said.Wells said national symbols cannot be altered to simply adhere to the "flavour of the day." He said Canadians were not consulted by the government and that there hasn't been an adequate conversation about a fairly significant change."I'll be working my hardest to delay this bill until there's a full debate," he said. "I get a lot of emails, and many comments to me personally, from people who don't want to see the anthem change, who see it as a part of our tradition and who see this attempt to change it as political correctness run amok. It is a slippery slope. Calls for inclusion will always be there, but my belief is all Canadians are already included in the national anthem."He said pictures adorning the walls of the Senate depict men in combat during the First World War. "Would we now airbrush females into those pictures to accurately reflect what it might be today with those pieces of Canadians' history? My answer is no, that would be an abomination, and I think that's what it is with the anthem as well."If the bill is amended in the Senate it would be sent back to the House for another vote. As per parliamentary rules, because Bélanger is dead, MPs will have to unanimously agree to replace him as sponsor or the bill drops from the order paper; that is unlikely given entrenched opposition from some corners of the chamber."That worries me," Lumpkin said. "I know language matters and I talk to students and young women regularly who still feel their voice doesn't carry as strong as the voice of their male friends. I think the gesture, even though it's symbolic, would say a lot to those young women."The Liberal government could also choose to introduce legislation of its own — with the same wording — to avoid some of the problems that often befall private member's bills; namely, the government could invoke time allocation to prevent procedural time delays.

DANIEL 7:23-24
23 Thus he said, The fourth beast (EU,REVIVED ROME) shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth,(7TH WORLD EMPIRE) which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.(TRADING BLOCKS-10 WORLD REGIONS/TRADE BLOCS)
24 And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings(10 NATIONS-10 WORLD DIVISION WORLD GOVERNMENT) that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.(EITHER THE EUROPEAN UNION DICTATOR BOOTS 3 COUNTRIES FROM THE EU OR THE DICTATOR TAKES OVER THE WORLD ECONOMY BY CONTROLLING 3 WORLD TRADE BLOCS)

REVELATION 17:9-13
9 And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.(THE VATICAN IS BUILT ON 7 HILLS OR MOUNTAINS)
10 And there are seven kings: five are fallen,(1-ASSYRIA,2-EGYPT,3-BABYLON,4-MEDO-PERSIA,5-GREECE) and one is,(IN POWER IN JOHNS AND JESUS DAY-6-ROME) and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.(7TH-REVIVED ROMAN EMPIRE OR THE EUROPEAN UNION TODAY AND THE SHORT SPACE IS-7 YEARS.THE EUROPEAN UNION WILL HAVE WORLD CONTROL FOR THE LAST 3 1/2 YEARS.BUT WILL HAVE ITS MIGHTY WORLD POWER FOR THE FULL 7 YEARS OF THE 7 YEAR TRIBULATION PERIOD.AND THE WORLD DICTATOR WILL BE THE BEAST FROM THE EU.AND THE VATICAN POPE WILL BE THE WHORE THAT RIDES THE EUROPEAN UNION TO POWER.AND THE 2 EUROPEAN UNION POWER FREAKS WILL CONTROL AND DECIEVE THE WHOLE EARTH INTO THEIR DESTRUCTION.IF YOU ARE NOT SAVED BY THE BLOOD OF JESUS.YOU WILL BE DECIEVED BY THESE TWO.THE WORLD POLITICIAN-THE EUROPEAN UNION DICTATOR.AND THE FALSE PROPHET THAT DEFECTS CHRISTIANITY-THE FALSE VATICAN POPE.
11 And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.
12 And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.
13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.

Heres the scripture 1 week = 7 yrs Genesis 29:27-29
27 Fulfil her week, and we will give thee this also for the service which thou shalt serve with me yet seven other years.
28 And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her week:(7 YEARS) and he gave him Rachel his daughter to wife also.
29 And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter Bilhah his handmaid to be her maid.

DANIEL 9:26-27
26 And after threescore and two weeks(62X7=434 YEARS+7X7=49 YEARS=TOTAL OF 69 WEEKS OR 483 YRS) shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary;(ROMAN LEADERS DESTROYED THE 2ND TEMPLE) and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.(THERE HAS TO BE 70 WEEKS OR 490 YRS TO FUFILL THE VISION AND PROPHECY OF DAN 9:24).(THE NEXT VERSE IS THAT 7 YR WEEK OR (70TH FINAL WEEK).
27 And he ( THE ROMAN,EU PRESIDENT) shall confirm the covenant (PEACE TREATY) with many for one week:(1X7=7 YEARS) and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease,(3 1/2 yrs in TEMPLE ANIMAL SACRIFICES STOPPED) and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

Opinion-G20 is 'test run' for Trump-era climate governance By Simon Schunz-euobserver

BRUSSELS, 27. Jun, 09:06-Weeks after US president Donald Trump announced the US' withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement, the debate is still raging on in regard to the possible implications of his decision.Some fear a global domino effect, with more countries renouncing climate protection pledges and ceasing domestic emission reduction efforts.Others argue that the Paris accord's architecture is sufficiently resilient, and that efforts to keep global temperature increases to "well below 2°C" – as stipulated by the agreement – will endure.Activities at the sub-national level in the US also seem to support the argument that the agreement will prevail and domestic opponents of Trump’s decision have mobilised remarkably quickly.Cities and states with progressive climate policies joined forces across the US, committing themselves to honouring the Paris agreement.For instance, support came via the bipartisan "US Climate Alliance" of states – including heavyweights such as California and New York – and the "We Are Still In" initiative, which involves hundreds of businesses, investors, and institutes of higher education.Moreover, these sub-national players are linking up with leading nations to create innovative climate diplomacy networks: California and China have held talks to collaborate on emission reduction efforts, while several US states have intensified climate cooperation with Canada.Though these developments enhance the Paris agreement’s chances of survival, they will not be enough.Fight for survival-The resilience of the agreement hinges on how other major emitters will react to Trump’s break.To pursue effective global climate governance, these countries must repeat the steps taken in the run-up to the 2015 Paris climate meeting, where a strategy of "multiple bilateralism" between US-China, China-India and China-EU (among others) served to build trust and resolve crunch issues.The emerging consensus among key emitters was translated into cooperation in the world’s club governance fora (G7, G20) and fed into the multilateral negotiations, leading to the Paris agreement’s ultimate entry into force.True to this spirit, six members (plus the EU) were already pressuring the US to remain committed to the Paris agreement at the recent G7 summit in Sicily. Not that it seemed to do much good, as Trump withdrew from the climate pact a few days later.The next litmus test for effective global climate governance comes in July, when leaders from countries accounting for 80% of global emissions meet for the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, on 7-8 July.With the US thrusting itself into isolation, the German G20 presidency will seek to gather the broadest possible support for the Paris agreement.But a question remains: is a G20 entente possible? It might be, if others show the way.Climate leaders-From the G7, the EU and Canada display the clearest leadership ambitions.EU heavyweights have signalled their "strongest commitment" to uphold their pledges to combat climate change.In his reaction to Trump’s Paris exit, Canada's prime minister, Justin Trudeau, confirmed his country's "unwavering commitment to fight climate change".The Canadian government has also vehemently denied recent reports that Trudeau wished to scrap references to climate from the draft G20 declaration, in order to appease the US government.But leaders need followers. And whether followers can be mobilised depends on how G20 members define their interests – economically and politically.Economically, many G20 countries appear to believe the energy transition – accelerated by the Paris Agreement – must continue.Investing in low-carbon development is no longer seen as a burden on growth prospects. If anything, there is a growing consensus that Trump’s decision will put the US at risk of lagging behind technologically.Politically, the relationship between G20 countries and the US (particularly the Trump administration) is tricky.Are countries like Australia, Japan, Turkey and the UK willing to risk relations with the president of a key ally by adopting a confrontational attitude over climate change? The answer depends heavily on whether the German G20 presidency can dispel their concerns by convincingly demonstrating that the world is changing – because it is.-Changing world-At an EU-China summit the day after Trump’s announcement, a draft joint declaration on climate change characterised the Paris Agreement as “an historic achievement further accelerating the irreversible global low greenhouse gas emission and climate resilient development” and outlined numerous joint actions.Although it was ultimately withheld due to trade-related differences, this declaration contains the blueprint for a shifting centre of gravity in global climate governance to Eurasia.If supported by India's prime minister, Narendra Modi, who has reiterated support for the Paris Agreement, a solid pro-climate coalition including three of the world’s top four emitters would emerge.Cooperation with Canada, and with the sub-national forces in the US, could then provide additional momentum to convince other G20 members.As a major guiding forum, the G20 represents a test run for the future of global climate governance during the Trump era.The direction this governance will take, depends heavily on the strength of emerging partnerships, and their ability to convince others to join them regardless of US policies.If the will is robust enough, this "multiple bilateralism" could bring about the dawn of a new era, and the successful implementation of the Paris Agreement.If it fails, however, global climate politics faces a complicated, daunting future.Dr Simon Schunz is a Research Fellow at the United Nations University Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS), and a professor of EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies at the College of Europe in Bruges. He is also a visiting professor at the University of Leuven.

Opinion-EU parliament should befriend transparency By Sylvie GUILLAUME and Danuta HUEBNER-euobserver

BRUSSELS, 27. Jun, 17:24-A few days ago, an NGO representative expressed her concerns about the way the European Parliament was dealing with the European Commission’s proposal for a revised inter-institutional agreement on a “mandatory transparency register”.The proposal was submitted by the EU commission on 28 September 2016 and aimed at including the Council of the EU, where representatives of member states sit, as a new partner within the framework.Following the commission's proposal, the EU parliament’s Conference of Presidents entrusted us, as the responsible lead negotiators - supported by a contact group composed of one MEP from each political group - with developing a draft negotiating mandate.We organised five contact group meetings, where detailed discussions provided the opportunity for all political groups to give their input and ideas. It led to the endorsement of a balanced text on 11 April this year.We enriched our deliberations by means of a half-day meeting between the contact group and the involved NGO representatives - including Nina Katzemich from the website LobbyControl, and others from organisations such as Transparency International, Civil Society Europe and Corporate Europe Observatory.We listened carefully to their concerns, many of which we had already incorporated into our work, such as the necessity to enlarge the definition of lobbying and to include an independent observer in the management structure of the transparency register.We also discussed how we to pursue the negotiations with the EU commission and the council in order to get those concerns taken on board.Instead of the expected swift adoption of the mandate, which would signal the parliament’s readiness to enter into negotiations, we were deeply troubled to find that the item had been taken off the agenda of the Conference of Presidents on successive occasions.-Horse-trading-It appeared that some MEPs used procedural manoeuvres and political horse-trading to achieve repeated postponements of the adoption of the mandate, even though a large majority in parliament supported its content.It seems that it is sometimes those who believe themselves to be on the path of righteousness, who are most willing to misuse our system of procedures to score cheap political points.We found it disturbing that some wilfully ignored parliament’s power to determine its own internal organisation.It has also saddened us to see that some of those who claim to be at the forefront of stemming the tide of populism, do not seem to mind riding on that very same tide when it serves their own political ends.However, we were glad to see that the Conference of Presidents finally adopted the mandate two weeks ago on 15 June, in the very same form that had been proposed by the contact group.Following its adoption, the mandate was immediately published on the EU parliament’s website.Regarding the free and independent mandate of MEPs - enshrined in EU primary law - it is noteworthy that the independence of elected representatives is a cornerstone of a representative democracy and a principle this is not easily dismissed.Therefore, any limitation on MEPs in the exercise of their free mandate must be proportionate and cannot, for example, unduly restrict his or her right to seek information.Moreover, a principle enshrined in primary law cannot be altered by secondary law, let alone by an inter-institutional agreement.The mandate adopted on 15 June is based on a long line of parliament’s decisions regarding its relations with interest representatives.It reflects the position of a broad majority of MEPs and it constitutes a solid base for negotiations on a significant improvement to the current transparency register and a widening of its scope.-Negotiating framework-The mandate should be understood as a framework for the negotiations.Parliament’s position will continue to be adapted as the negotiations progress. Once the negotiations are concluded, parliament will adopt follow-up decisions with respect to its internal organisation, in order to implement the new inter‑institutional agreement.But the European Parliament still remains committed to pushing for a transparency regulation that would go beyond an inter-institutional agreement and lay down the relevant provisions on transparency and the register in secondary law.One should not forget the progress that parliament has achieved so far in this field. It initiated the Transparency Register as early as 1996, as well as a Code of Conduct with a commitment for registered lobbyists to act in accordance with high ethical standards.Parliament is, and remains, the most open EU institution, which can be seen with the web-streaming of its meetings and the ability for citizens to visit all of its buildings.Furthermore, parliament decided that registration on the transparency register was to be made a requirement to be invited as a speaker at committee hearings and to receive a long-term access badge for its premises.It also put in place a voluntary legislative footprint last year, and it encourages its MEPs to meet only with registered organisations.Katzemich considers the EU commission to have made a big step in 2015 by publishing meetings of commissioners, heads of cabinets and directors‑general.Certainly, this is true. However, this measure was decided by the commission with a view to its own internal organisation and cannot be easily translated to other institutions such as EU parliament or the council, both of which have a different set-up.Furthermore, the commission’s system is not without its flaws and has room for improvement, as Transparency International and other organisations regularly report.As the EU parliament's lead negotiators, we are particularly committed to getting the council on board and to adding significant value compared to the current framework.Three principles-A new register should encompass the following three principles.First, the widest possible scope of application for EU institutions and other bodies, including meaningful participation of the council.Next, a comprehensive and clear framework, without weakening the current system, for the regulation of interest representation activities.Finally, structures and resources that guarantee effective implementation.One of the main issues is that the new inter-institutional agreement provides a framework for coordination among the EU institutions, while at the same time fully respecting their different competences and prerogatives.-The mandate-The approach we have developed in our mandate would allow for:- The full respect of MEPs' independent mandate.- An inclusive transparency policy for all types of interest representative, as with the current register that features over 11200 registered interest groups from all over the world.- The possibility to maintain the wider definition of lobbying, covering both direct and indirect interest representation (as with the current system).- The full respect for each institutions’ needs, e.g. in the case of parliament as an open house but also with the need to know, for security reasons, who is coming in and why.- More flexibility in respect to the EU institutions’ roles and structures (parliament cannot simply duplicate rules that were designed for the commission).- Better quality information on the database – making the register more reliable as a source of information for the institutions themselves and for the general public.The quality of the new system will depend on how far the council can be convinced to match the parliament’s and commission’s commitment to transparency.We would therefore advise to look at the whole picture and analyse the situation comprehensively, especially with a view to scrutinising the council’s approach.It takes time to change long-standing practices, but we are fully committed to forge ahead, knowing that a pragmatic and constructive approach will yield the best results.Transparency certainly is one important aspect of ensuring citizens’ trust in the EU institutions. But it is not the only one. Keeping true to the facts is another.Sylvie Guillaume is a vice-president of the European Parliament, and Danuta Huebner is the chair of the constitutional affairs committee-Correction: The article's footnote originally said that Danuta Huebner is the chair of the foreign affairs committee, when in fact, she is the chair of the constitutional affairs committee

EU Commission could get say on Russia gas pipeline By Andrew Rettman-euobserver

BRUSSELS, 27. Jun, 09:29-EU states have given initial backing for the European Commission to negotiate the legal model of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline with Russia.Pablo Micallef, a spokesman for the Maltese EU presidency, told EUobserver that “some 13” member states spoke out on the plan when EU energy ministers met for informal talks in Brussels on Monday.The incoming Estonian EU presidency is now expected to convene a working group to take things forward.The Danish energy minister, Lars Christian Lilleholt, who was among the 13 EU backers, said: “I’m very satisfied. It was the best thing that could have come out of the meeting”.The mandate will have to be formally approved later down the line in a “reinforced qualified majority” vote by member states, a higher than usual threshold of 72 percent of EU countries representing 65 percent of its population.Maros Sefcovic, the EU energy commissioner who drafted the proposal, told the Reuters news agency: “I’m definitely optimistic about getting the [formal] mandate, but I know this is just the beginning of the debate."Nord Stream 2 is to concentrate 70 percent of Russian gas supplies to Europe in one route to Germany under the Baltic Sea.But its critics, which include the Nordic states, the Baltic countries, Poland, and the US, say it would harm EU energy security and undermine Ukraine, a Western ally, by making Ukraine’s transit pipes obsolete.-EU laws-Anna-Kaisa Itkonen, the Commission’s energy spokeswoman, told EUobserver on Tuesday that the Commission wanted to talk to Russia on whether the offshore part of Nord Stream 2 should be covered by the EU’s so-called third energy package.That EU law would oblige Russian state firm Gazprom to open up its Nord Stream 2 monopoly to EU competitors - a demand which led Russia to stop a previous project, the South Stream pipeline under the Black Sea to Bulgaria.But Itkonen said the talks would “not [be] about a [Commission] veto, it is not about the future of the pipeline, not about the Commission approving it or not”.She said the Commission-Russia talks would be designed to give “legal certainty” on Nord Stream 2 and that they would be “nothing spectacular or extraordinary” because EU officials had held similar discussions with “third countries” on other projects.The Nord Stream 2 regulatory framework is currently being negotiated between Germany and Russia.German, Austrian, French, and Anglo-Dutch firms - Uniper, Wintershall, OMV, Engie, and Shell - are to take part in the project, with Germany and Austria keen to press ahead.Neither the German nor the Austrian minister spoke out on Monday, EU sources told Reuters, but Germany and Austria recently attacked the US over its threat to impose sanctions on Nord Stream 2 investors.“We decide who supplies us with energy and how they do it”, the German and Austrian foreign ministers said in a joint statement on 15 June.-Ukraine unhappy-Pavlo Klimkin, the Ukrainian foreign minister, told Reuters in Paris on Monday that Nord Stream 2 "would have disastrous consequences for the energy security of the European Union and would make the EU dependent on one source.""Maybe some companies will benefit for the time being, but in the long-run it will lead nowhere”, he said.He added that there was no progress on Russia ending hostilities in east Ukraine."How can you trust Russia in setting up a unique source of gas supply?”, he said, referring to broader EU and US concerns over Russia’s aggressive behaviour toward neighbouring states.

Focus-Nordics consider alternative to EU emissions trading system By Lisbeth Kirk-june 28,17-euobserver

Copenhagen, Today, 07:44-If the European emissions trading system is not reformed to work efficiently, a Nordic carbon price floor could be introduced to secure future green investments in the region, according to a new strategic review of energy co-operation by the Nordic Council.The plan, which has been in preparation for over a year, is penned by Finnish businessman Jorma Ollila, who had formerly chaired Royal Dutch Shell for almost ten years and was the chairman and CEO of Nokia.It comes at a crucial time, just as the final talks on reforming the EU's carbon trading scheme are due to take place in Brussels.On Tuesday (27 June), representatives of the EU member states, the European Parliament and the European Commission met for one of the final meetings on how the EU’s flagship climate instrument – the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) – should look in the 2021-2030 period.But before the real talks have even started, hopes of reforming the EU system to work efficiently are fading.”I think everyone realises that this is not enough. The [EU] proposal will not deliver a carbon price that we need to decarbonise the industry sectors,” said Femke de Jong, EU policy director for Carbon Market Watch.Her organisation brings together more than 800 NGOs and academics from 70 different countries, working to make the carbon market “an effective climate mitigation tool.””I think it is only logical to have a debate on how we can complement the system. A carbon floor price – at least at the regional level – seems a realistic option,” de Jong said.-Nordic energy union-Norway and Sweden are strong on hydropower, Norway produces oil and gas, Denmark has wind, while Finland and Sweden have built nuclear plants and are pushing for more bio-fuels as a future energy resource.Some 20 years ago, these countries decided to connect their national electricity grids with water reservoirs, allowing hydropower to serve as a kind of Nordic battery to compensate for periods without wind, for example.”There were significant benefits, welfare benefits, lower electricity prices and easier management of the generation of electricity in tough times or during high peak demand in winter times,” Ollila pointed out.This Nordic solution, Ollila said, has been "managed historically very well". He added that since the EU is looking into different prospects for the energy union, there is an opportunity to learn from "what has been done in Nordic countries over the past 20 years."In addition to Nordic carbon trade, Ollila also suggested a Nordic export strategy for green energy solutions, alignment of research and using the whole Nordic area as a testbed.Nuuk in Greenland has been suggested to become a testbed for the full deployment of electric vehicles, and Reykjavik in Iceland may become a testing ground for infrastructure and systems that can support electrification of visiting cruise and fishing ships.The Faroe Islands may become the place for the development of battery technology and energy storage.-Green transition and growth-Put together, the Nordic region today is one of the 12 largest economies in the world and it is already living proof that the green transition is not incompatible with economic growth.However, the Nordics must become even greener to complete their transition into renewable energy, the Nordic Council report said."The energy transition is already underway – but if the Nordic countries do not participate to the fullest, the jobs will be created elsewhere," warned Jorma Ollila."The renewables will take off faster than what was thought only five years ago. So, the role of the renewables will grow quite significantly," he added."The focus should be on securing the most efficient green transition. If the ETS does not provide this, it may be relevant and timely to discuss a joint Nordic approach to support the schemes for renewable energy," Ollila's report concluded.”Another approach could be to discuss the introduction of a Nordic carbon price, based on the United Kingdom’s carbon price floor, in order to secure stronger incentives for the green transition,” it said.-UK leads the way-The prospect of a regionalised European carbon trading system in the future is not limited to the Nordic area. For instance, the UK already introduced a carbon price floor in 2013.”So far, the only country in Europe that has a carbon floor price is the UK. There it was very effective. They introduced a carbon floor price in 2013 and it has resulted in UK coal emissions falling by almost 60% last year," Femke de Jong said, adding: "So it is really significant."She goes on to say that: "It can be a very effective instrument to – at least in the intermediate time – to make sure that the carbon price reflects the damage cost of the pollution to the society.”Under the UK carbon floor price system, carbon emission prices rise automatically – currently at 18 pounds sterling (€20) from 2016 to 2020.Currently the carbon price in Europe stands at €5, but it should rise to €40 to meet the objectives of the Paris climate agreement and rise further to €100 in 2030.-Regional carbon trade-”Ideally, this should be solved at the EU level, but if this is not possible in the short-term, it makes sense to go for a regional solution,” de Jong said.”France has been pushing for it very much in the past and we think that now, with Macron [as president of France], he will also push for that," she added."Let's see," she said, "maybe after the German elections, there can also be a regional carbon price in Western Europe – with Germany, maybe Belgium, the Netherlands and France."Linking the Nordic carbon trade to the British system might be made complicated by the Brexit process, however.”I think it might be tricky for the Nordic countries to join the UK system,” said de Jong.”It is still an open question if the UK will withdraw from the ETS or not. Maybe it is also an idea to team up more with other countries that are contemplating this,” she suggested.

Luxembourg not a tax haven, claims PM By Nikolaj Nielsen-june 28,17-euobserver

Luxembourg, Today, 08:42-Luxembourg continues to refute any notion that it is a tax haven, despite widespread evidence of dubious schemes that it cuts global tax bills for big firms."We were never a tax haven," Luxembourg's prime minister, Xavier Bettel, told EUobserver on Tuesday (27 June).Bettel's comments follow a grilling of Luxembourg's former prime minister and current European Commission president, Jean-Claude Juncker. Juncker in late May told the European Parliament that he was unable to explain why the Grand Duchy "didn't want to remove tax secrecy."But Bettel, who was fielding a wide range of questions from reporters at an event hosted by the European Investment Bank in Luxembourg, defended the country's tax policies by saying it was one of the first places to push transparency and the exchange of tax rulings with other member states."It is important for me that we have common rules and Luxembourg was one of the first one for transparency," he said.Luxembourg was rocked by scandal following media revelations in late 2014 that exposed how nearly 340 companies secured secret deals that shaved billions of euros from taxes, which were due to be paid elsewhere.The revelations ushered in a raft of new EU and national legislation to increase tax transparency and weed out abuse.The scandal also triggered a probe by the European Parliament, which slammed Luxembourg for allowing corporations to dodge "tax that could have been used to build schools, hospitals or pay down national debt."A report by the Brussels-based NGO, Eurodad, had also revealed last December that Luxembourg had in fact increased the number of so-called tax rulings in the wake of the 2014 media revelations by some 50 percent.The issue saw former PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) employee Antoine Deltour face prison time for leaking the secret rules to the media, posing larger questions on whistleblower protection laws.But Bettel maintained that his country was fully compliant with tax standards and had not committed a crime."There are over 20 countries in Europe doing [tax] rulings," he noted, echoing a similar refrain to his predecessor, Juncker.Luxembourg, under Juncker's decade-long leadership of the country, had also repeatedly blocked the rolling back of aggressive tax planning schemes throughout the EU, according to a cache of German cables leaked earlier this year.Bettel also opposes any pan-EU taxation system and refuses to impose any sort of tax on financial transactions.The financial transaction tax, also known as the FTT, aims to raise money for the public good by imposing a 0.1 percent tax on shares and bonds, and 0.01 percent on derivative products."I am fully against and I will block that," said Bettel. But he noted that other member states are free to move ahead on the file as part of a two-speed Europe.He also added that people in Luxembourg should not have to pay more tax only "because other countries were not responsible with public finances."

New cyberattack wallops Europe; spreads more slowly in US-[The Canadian Press]-YAHOONEWS-June 27, 2017

PARIS — A new and highly virulent outbreak of data-scrambling software — apparently sown in Ukraine — caused disruption across the world Tuesday. Following a similar attack in May , the fresh cyber-assault paralyzed some hospitals, government offices and major multinational corporations in a dramatic demonstration of how easily malicious programs can bring daily life to a halt.Ukraine and Russia appeared hardest hit by the new strain of ransomware — malicious software that locks up computer files with all-but-unbreakable encryption and then demands a ransom for its release. In the United States, the malware affected companies such as the drugmaker Merck and Mondelez International, the owner of food brands such as Oreo and Nabisco.Its pace appeared to slow as the day wore on, in part because the malware appeared to require direct contact between computer networks, a factor that may have limited its spread in regions with fewer connections to Ukraine.The malware's origins remain unclear. Researchers picking the program apart found evidence its creators had borrowed from leaked National Security Agency code, raising the possibility that the digital havoc had spread using U.S. taxpayer-funded tools."The virus is spreading all over Europe and I'm afraid it can harm the whole world," said Victor Zhora, the chief executive of Infosafe IT in Kyiv , where reports of the malicious software first emerged early afternoon local time Tuesday.In Ukraine, victims included top-level government offices, where officials posted photos of darkened computer screens, as well as energy companies, banks, cash machines, gas stations, and supermarkets. Ukrainian Railways and the communications company Ukrtelecom were among major enterprises hit, Infrastructure Minister Volodymyr Omelyan said in a Facebook post .The virus hit the radiation-monitoring at Ukraine's shuttered Chornobyl power plant, site of the world's worst nuclear accident, forcing it into manual operation.Multinational companies, including the global law firm DLA Piper and Danish shipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk were also affected, although the firms didn't specify the extent of the damage.Ukraine bore the brunt with more than 60 per cent of the attacks, followed by Russia with more than 30 per cent , according to initial findings by researchers at the cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab. It listed Poland, Italy and Germany, in that order, as the next-worst affected.In the U.S, two hospitals in western Pennsylvania were hit; patients reported on social media that some surgeries had to be rescheduled. A spokeswoman for Heritage Valley Health System would say only that operational changes had to be made. A Wellsville, Ohio, woman at one of its hospitals to have her gallbladder removed said she noticed computer monitors off and nurses scurrying around with stacks of paperwork.Security experts said Tuesday's global cyberattack shares something in common with last month's outbreak of ransomware, dubbed WannaCry . Both spread using digital lock picks originally created by the NSA and later published to the web by a still-mysterious group known as the Shadowbrokers.Security vendors including Bitdefender and Kaspersky said the NSA exploit, known as EternalBlue, lets malware spread rapidly across internal networks at companies and other large organizations. Microsoft issued a security fix in March, but Chris Wysopal, chief technology officer at the security firm Veracode, said it would only be effective if every single computer on a network were patched — otherwise, a single infected machine could infect all others."Once activated, the virus can automatically and freely distribute itself on your network," Ukraine's cyberpolice tweeted.Bogdan Botezatu, an analyst with Bitdefender, compared such self-spreading software to a contagious disease. "It's like somebody sneezing into a train full of people," he said.Ryan Kalember, a security expert at Proofpoint, said one reason the attacks appeared to be slowing down was that the ransomware appears to spread only when a direct contact exists between two networks — such as when a global company's Ukraine office interacts with headquarters.But once it hits a computer on a network, it spreads quickly, even among computers that have applied the fix for the NSA exploit."It's more harmful to the organization that it affects, but because it's not randomly spreading over the internet like WannaCry, it's somewhat contained to the organizations that were connected to each other," Kalember said.Botezatu said the new program appeared nearly identical to GoldenEye, a variant of a known family of hostage-taking programs known as "Petya." It demanded $300 in Bitcoin.Unlike typical ransomware, which merely scrambles personal data files, the program wreaking havoc Tuesday overwrites a computer's master boot record, making it tougher to restore even a machine that has been backed up, said Kalember.It may have first spread through a rogue update to a piece of Ukrainian accounting software called MEDoc, according to tweets by the country's cyberpolice unit. It said a rogue update seeded the infection across Ukraine. In a lengthy statement posted to Facebook, MEDoc acknowledged having been hacked.The motives of those behind the malware remain unknown. Ukraine has been a persistent target of pro-Russian hackers, who are blamed for twice shutting down large swaths of its power grid in the dead of winter and sabotaging its elections system in a bid to disrupt May 2014 national elections.Emails sent Tuesday to an address posted to the bottom of ransom demands went unreturned. That might be because the email provider hosting that address, Berlin-based Posteo, pulled the plug on the account before the infection became widely known.In an email, a Posteo representative said it had blocked the email address "immediately" after learning that it was associated with ransomware. The company added that it was in contact with German authorities "to make sure that we react properly."___Bajak reported from Houston. Associated Press writers Anick Jesdanun in New York, Vladimir Isachenkov in Moscow, Larry Rosenthal in Beaver, Pennsylvania and Jan M. Olsen in Copenhagen, Denmark, contributed to this report.Raphael Satter And Frank Bajak, The Associated Press.

Trudeau appoints his first climate change ambassador with revamped mandate-[The Canadian Press]-YAHOONEWS-June 27, 2017

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has tapped a long-time Canadian diplomat to step into a revamped role of Canada's ambassador for climate change.Canada hasn't had such an ambassador since January 2015.Jennifer MacIntyre fills the role as of Tuesday, with a mandate to push Canada's international relationships on the climate change file, including promoting Canadian clean technology businesses abroad.She is the fifth person to hold the title of ambassador for climate change — but the first where the role is not the equivalent of Canada's chief negotiator for climate change treaties.As such she will not be on hand next week when Trudeau sits down with other G20 leaders in Germany where the Paris climate change agreement will be front and centre.Instead her role is to find ways for Canada to take advantage of any international opportunities for trade and investment that climate change policies bring.MacIntyre spent most of the last four years as the ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein.The Canadian Press.

NATO chief: US allies to spend $12 billion more this year-[The Canadian Press]-YAHOONEWS-June 28, 2017

BRUSSELS — NATO's chief says U.S. allies are projected to spend around $12 billion more on defence this year, after President Donald Trump berated them for failing to boost military budgets.NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday that "we have really shifted gears. The (spending) trend is up and we intend to keep it up."Unveiling new figures, Stoltenberg said European allies and Canada have increased spending by almost $46 billion over the last three years.He said 25 of NATO's 29 allies aim to raise defence spending in 2017.Only the United States, Britain, Estonia, debt-burden Greece and Poland met NATO's spending targets last year. Romania says it will meet the 2 per cent of GDP guideline this year, while Latvia and Lithuania plan to in 2018.The Associated Press.

STORMS HURRICANES-TORNADOES

LUKE 21:25-26
25 And there shall be signs in the sun,(HEATING UP-SOLAR ECLIPSES) and in the moon,(MAN ON MOON-LUNAR ECLIPSES) and in the stars;(ASTEROIDS ETC) and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity;(MASS CONFUSION) the sea and the waves roaring;(FIERCE WINDS)
26 Men’s hearts failing them for fear,(TORNADOES,HURRICANES,STORMS) and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth:(DESTRUCTION) for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.(FROM QUAKES,NUKES ETC)

Wind fans the flames of Utah fire that has burned 13 homes-[The Canadian Press]-YAHOONEWS-June 28, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY — Firefighters are bracing for more high winds Wednesday as they try to slow a southern Utah wildfire that has burned 13 homes and forced the evacuation of 1,500 people.Firefighters are hoping to be able to put out hot spots on the southern end of the fire to allow residents to return to the ski town of Brian Head. Homes there have been evacuated since June 17 when authorities say it was started by someone using a torch tool to burn weeds on private land.The fire is the largest in the nation at 78 square miles (201 square kilometres ).The blaze is one of several in the West. Crews in California were making gains against two new fires that spread quickly, and firefighters in Idaho battled five lightning-sparked wildfires burning in grass and brush.

The Associated Press
WORLD POWERS IN THE LAST DAYS (END OF AGE OF GRACE NOT THE WORLD)

EUROPEAN UNION-KING OF WEST-DAN 9:26-27,DAN 7:23-24,DAN 11:40,REV 13:1-10
EGYPT-KING OF THE SOUTH-DAN 11:40
RUSSIA-KING OF THE NORTH-EZEK 38:1-2,EZEK 39:1-3
CHINA-KING OF THE EAST-DAN 11:44,REV 9:16,18
VATICAN-RELIGIOUS LEADER-REV 13:11-18,REV 17:4-5,9,18

WORLD TERRORISM

OH BY THE WAY WHEN THE MEDIA SAYS ALLU-AK-BAR MEANS GOD IS GREAT LIE. IN ISLAM ALLU-AK-BAR MEANS OUR GOD IS GREATER OR GREATEST. THIS IS HOW THE MEDIA SUCK HOLES UP TO ISLAMIC-QURANIC-MUSLIMS. BY WATERING DOWN THE REAL MEANING OF THE SEX FOR MURDER DEATH CULT ISLAM. TO MAKE IT SOUND LIKE A PEACEFUL RELIGION (CULT OF DEATH AND WORLD DOMINATION).

GENESIS 6:11-13
11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.(WORLD TERRORISM,MURDERS)(HAMAS IN HEBREW IS VIOLENCE)
12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence (TERRORISM)(HAMAS) through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.

GENESIS 16:11-12
11 And the angel of the LORD said unto her,(HAGAR) Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael;(FATHER OF THE ARAB/MUSLIMS) because the LORD hath heard thy affliction.
12 And he (ISHMAEL-FATHER OF THE ARAB-MUSLIMS) will be a wild (DONKEY-JACKASS) man;(ISLAM IS A FAKE AND DANGEROUS SEX FOR MURDER CULT) his hand will be against every man,(ISLAM HATES EVERYONE) and every man's hand against him;(PROTECTING THEMSELVES FROM BEING BEHEADED) and he (ISHMAEL ARAB/MUSLIM) shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.(LITERAL-THE ARABS LIVE WITH THEIR BRETHERN JEWS)

ISAIAH 14:12-14
12  How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer,(SATAN) son of the morning!(HEBREW-CRECENT MOON-ISLAM) how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
13  For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
14  I (SATAN HAS EYE TROUBLES) will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.(AND 1/3RD OF THE ANGELS OF HEAVEN FELL WITH SATAN AND BECAME DEMONS)

JOHN 16:2
2 They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.(ISLAM MURDERS IN THE NAME OF MOON GOD ALLAH OF ISLAM)

Trudeau touts open Canadian immigration system in face of Trump travel ban-[CBC]-YAHOONEWS-June 27, 2017

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he will continue to promote Canada's open immigration policy on the world stage as controversy rages over U.S. President Donald Trump's travel ban.Trudeau said Tuesday during a news conference in Ottawa to wrap up the parliamentary sitting that government officials have had "multiple conversations" with the U.S. administration about protecting Canadian rights in the face of immigration decisions south of the border."But at the same time, Canadians have been very clear that we see immigration as a net positive, that we know we don't have to compromise security to build stronger, more resilient communities," he said. "I will continue to stand for Canadian values and Canadian success in our immigration system as I always have, whether it's in Washington or in Hamburg next week or elsewhere around the world."On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court allowed a limited version of Trump's ban on travel from six mostly Muslim countries to take effect.The justices will hear full arguments in October, but in the meantime, the court said Trump's ban on visitors from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen could be enforced if those visitors lack a "credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States."-Trudeau defends sniper role-In the wide-ranging news conference in the National Press Theatre, Trudeau was asked about topics ranging from trade concerns with the U.S. to recent news that a Canadian special forces member had shot and killed an ISIS fighter at a record distance for a sniper.Trudeau called the sniper actions "entirely consistent" with the role of troops in northern Iraq. The "advise and assist" mission has always had an element of defending Canadian forces as well as our coalition partners, he said."That is something that is integral to this mission, and that is something that has always been followed," he said.NDP Leader Tom Mulcair has said the incident suggests Canadian forces are actually involved in direct combat in Iraq, and has called on Trudeau to provide the public with more details on the role of the mission.Trudeau said the incident should be "celebrated" for demonstrating the excellence in training and performance of duties by the Canadian Forces.National Defence said the sniper, part of the Joint Task Force 2 special forces unit, was supporting Iraqi forces when he shot an enemy fighter from 3,540 metres away.That is more than a kilometre farther than the previous record, held by a British sniper who shot a Taliban fighter in Afghanistan in 2009.Trudeau also said he broke his key electoral promise to reform Canada's electoral system because there was no compromise from other parties, and he didn't want to use his Liberal majority to ram through fundamental change."There was no path to do that."-'No path' on electoral reform-Trudeau said Liberals preferred a ranked ballot system, while the NDP wanted a proportional voting system that would have led to "fragmented" parties.Conservatives wanted to keep the status quo, he said."It was a very difficult decision for me," Trudeau said in describing his decision to break the promise.Asked about when the government will eliminate the deficit, Trudeau said his government is targeting billions in new spending on infrastructure and other services Canadians need and will not put a timeframe on when it will "arbitrarily" balance the books.Trudeau also touted what he sees as the government's key accomplishments so far, namely helping improve the quality of life for the middle class and taking steps to tackle the opioid crisis before taking questions.The prime minister also reacted to a new round of anti-dumping tariffs imposed on Canada's softwood lumber industry by the U.S. Department of Commerce. He said he is focused on being "constructive" and working toward a deal that will help protect thousands of jobs in Canada.Earlier Tuesday, the prime minister issued a statement to mark Multiculturalism Day.'Differences make us strong'"Canadians come from every corner of the world, speak two official languages and hundreds more, practise many faiths, and represent many cultures," he said. "Multiculturalism is at the heart of Canada's heritage and identity, and as Canadians, we recognize that our differences make us strong."Canada's tradition of multiculturalism has meant fresh perspectives and new answers to old problems, Trudeau said.Noting that Canada is celebrating both the 150th anniversary of Confederation and the 35th anniversary of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Trudeau said the milestones are a reminder of the values that unite Canadians: Openness, inclusion and deep respect for our differences."Whoever we are, wherever we come from, these values bring us together as equal members of this great country," he said.

U.S.-led coalition envoy visits Syria to discuss Raqqa aftermath-YAHOONEWS-[Reuters]-June 28, 2017

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Brett McGurk, the U.S. special envoy to the coalition against Islamic State visited north Syria on Wednesday and met the council planning to run Raqqa after its capture from the jihadists to assure it of support, one of its members said.The U.S.-led coalition is supporting the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias that began fighting inside Raqqa three weeks ago.The SDF announced the creation of the Raqqa Civil Council in April to replace militant rule in a city that has for three years been Islamic State's de facto capital in Syria.McGurk has met the council in Ain Issa in north Syria twice before in meetings that were not publicized, a member of the Raqqa Civil Council, Omar Alloush, said.Colonel Ryan Dillon, spokesman for the coalition, said coalition members are routinely in northern Syria working with the SDF and other local entities including the council. He could not confirm McGurk's visit on Wednesday and referred queries to the special envoy's office.Alloush said McGurk and other coalition officials, including its deputy commander Major General Rupert Jones, promised infrastructure help but did not discuss how much money was available."They did not specify any sum, but they decided we will support first removing mines, lifting rubble, maintenance of schools, then electricity stations and water," Alloush said.This month, volunteers at the council told Reuters they had informed the coalition it would take about $10 million a year to restore power and water supplies, roads and schools.(Reporting by Tom Perry; Writing by Angus McDowall; Editing by Louise Ireland)

Cluster bombs kill at least 15 in eastern Syria-[The Canadian Press]-YAHOONEWS-June 28, 2017

BEIRUT — A cluster bomb attack on an Islamic State-held village in eastern Syria killed at least 15 people on Wednesday, activists said, the latest in a series of devastating airstrikes along the Euphrates River ValleyTwo Syrian monitoring groups, Deir Ezzor 24 and Justice For Life, said the weapons were dropped on the village of Doblan by an unidentified jet. Russian, Syrian, and U.S.-led coalition aircraft are all known to operate in the area.Cluster bombs are designed to spread small bomblets across a wide area, but many fail to explode, endangering civilians long after the fighting has ended.Omar Abou Layla, the head of Deir Ezzor 24, said 15 bodies, including of women and children, were recovered in the village. He said residents expect to find many more killed.Ali Rahbe, of Justice For Life, said local informants counted at least 35 dead in the village, which is between the IS strongholds of al-Mayadeen and Boukamal.The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights put the initial toll at 30 dead.At least 57 people were killed in an airstrike on an IS-run jail in the Euphrates River Valley on Monday. Activists said that airstrike was carried out by the U.S.-led coalition. The coalition said it was looking into the reports.Turkey's military meanwhile said it returned fire after an attack by Syrian Kurdish forces.A statement Wednesday said the People's Protection Units, or YPG, fired on Turkish territory overnight with anti-aircraft weapons from Syria's Afrin region. Turkish artillery units returned fire, destroying the "detected targets."The YPG is the main component of the Syrian Democratic Forces, a U.S.-backed militia that is battling the Islamic State group in the extremists' de facto capital, Raqqa. Turkey views the YPG as an extension of the Kurdish insurgency raging in its southeast.Turkey was angered by a U.S. decision last month to arm the Syrian Kurds, fearing the weapons will end up in the hands of Kurdish rebels in Turkey.The Associated Press.

Philippines says beheaded civilians found in rebel-held town-[Reuters]-By Kanupriya Kapoor-YAHOONEWS-June 28, 2017

MARAWI CITY, Philippines (Reuters) - Five decapitated civilians were found in a Philippine city occupied by Islamist rebels on Wednesday, the military said, warning the number of residents killed by rebel "atrocities" could rise sharply as troops retake more ground.The discovery of the five victims among 17 bodies retrieved would be the first evidence that civilians trapped in besieged Marawi City have been decapitated during the five-week stand by militants loyal to the Islamic State group, as some who escaped the city have previously reported.Some 71 security forces and 299 militants have been killed and 246,000 people displaced in the conflict, which erupted after a failed attempt on May 23 to arrest a Filipino militant commander backed by Islamic State's leadership.President Rodrigo Duterte promised to destroy the militants in Marawi and said the Philippines was now dealing with "a very dangerous situation" due to young Muslims inspired by the "mass insanity" of Islamic State."All they do is just to kill and destroy, and killing in a most brutal way," he said at an event where he received hundreds of sniper and assault rifles donated by China to help the military campaign in Marawi."They enjoy decapitating people in front of cameras. They have to be dealt with, with the same ferocity but not the brutality," he said.The information about the beheadings came via a text message to reporters from Lieutenant Colonel Emmanuel Garcia of the Western Mindanao Command. Garcia did not respond to repeated requests for details.A civilian rescue worker, Abdul Azis Lomondot, told Reuters body parts were found, but with "no proof of beheading".Military spokesman Jo-Ar Herrera said bodies were found separately in two groups, of 12 and five, but he was unable to confirm if the five were beheaded.The battle entered its 36th day on Wednesday, with intense gunfights and bombing in the heart of the town and black-clad fighters seen from afar running between buildings as explosions rang out.The rebels' hold on Marawi, while incurring the full force of a military for years trained by its U.S. counterparts, has much of the region on edge, concerned that Islamic State's influence may run deeper than thought.Those fears are also being felt in Malaysia and Indonesia, whose nationals are among the Maute group of rebels fighting in Marawi, suggesting the group may have built a cross-border network that has gone largely undetected.-RISING TOLL-Military spokesman Restituto Padilla earlier said it was likely that many civilians had been killed and the death toll - at 27 before the latest 17 were announced - was only what the authorities could confirm independently and escapees had reported many in the area of fighting."(It) may increase significantly," Padilla told reporters. "There have been a significant number that have been seen."Padilla said the cause of all of those deaths would be "atrocities committed by the terrorists".Among those atrocities, the army says, have been residents being forced to loot homes, take up arms or become sex slaves.Videos have appeared this month on the website of Islamic State's Amaq news agency and its social media channels of hostages in Marawi pleading for their lives, saying they would be beheaded if air strikes were not stopped. Clips have also appeared of kneeling captives, shot in the head from behind.Reuters was unable to confirm the authenticity of the footage.The military has so far been reluctant to discuss the possibility that the real impact of the fighting on civilians could be far more severe than has been reported.It has played down the impact of daily air strikes and mortar assaults aimed at rebel sniper positions, which have reduced areas of the lakeside town to rubble and alarmed people stuck there, some of whom have said the shelling was a bigger threat than the militants.Military spokesman Padilla said troops needed more time to finish what was a tricky mission, complicated by trapped civilians, hostages and booby traps.(For a graphic on battle for Marawi, click http://tmsnrt.rs/2sqmHDf)(Additional reporting by Neil Jerome Morales in MANILA; Writing by Martin Petty)

CHINA AND KINGS OF THE EAST MARCH TO ISRAEL 2ND WAVE OF WW3 (200 MILLION MAN ARMY)

REVELATION 16:12-16
12 And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates;(WERE WW3 STARTS IN IRAQ OR SYRIA OR TURKEY) and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.(THE TURKEY ATATURK DAM ON THE EUPHRATES CAN BE SHUT AND DRIED UP ALREADY BY TURKEY)
13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon,(SATAN) and out of the mouth of the beast,(WORLD DICTATOR) and out of the mouth of the false prophet.(FALSE POPE)
14 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.(WERE 2 BILLION DIE FROM NUKE WAR)
15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.
16 And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.(ITS AT THIS TIME I BELIEVE WHEN AMERICA GETS NUKED BY RUSSIA ON THE WAY TO THE MIDEAST)

DANIEL 11:44 (2ND WAVE OF WW3)
44 But tidings out of the east(CHINA) and out of the north(RUSSIA, MUSLIMS WHATS LEFT FROM WAVE 1) shall trouble him:(EU DICTATOR IN ISRAEL) therefore he shall go forth with great fury to destroy, and utterly to make away many.( 1/3RD OF EARTHS POPULATION)

REVELATION 9:12-18
12 One woe is past; and, behold, there come two woes more hereafter.
13 And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God,
14 Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four(DEMONIC WAR) angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates.(WORLDWIDE WAR)(TURKEY-IRAQ-SYRIA)(EUPHRATES RIVER CONSISTS OF 760 MILES IN TURKEY,440 MILES IN SYRIA AND 660 MILES IN IRAQ)
15 And the four(DEMONIC WAR) angels were loosed,(WORLDWIDE WAR) which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men.(1/3 Earths Population die in WW 3 2ND WAVE-2 billion)
16 And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand:(200 MILLION MAN ARMY FROM CHINA AND THE KINGS OF THE EAST) and I heard the number of them.
17 And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone.(NUCLEAR BOMBS)
18 By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths.(NUCLEAR BOMBS)

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          US SAYS IT APPEARS ASSAD IS GETTING READY TO USE CHEMICAL WEAPONS ON INNOCENT PEOPLE AGAIN-TRUMP SAYS DON;T YOU DARE OR THE MISSLES WILL DESTROY YOUR LAND AGAIN.   
JEWISH KING JESUS IS COMING AT THE RAPTURE FOR US IN THE CLOUDS-DON'T MISS IT FOR THE WORLD.THE BIBLE TAKEN LITERALLY- WHEN THE PLAIN SENSE MAKES GOOD SENSE-SEEK NO OTHER SENSE-LEST YOU END UP IN NONSENSE.GET SAVED NOW- CALL ON JESUS TODAY.THE ONLY SAVIOR OF THE WHOLE EARTH - NO OTHER. 1 COR 15:23-JESUS THE FIRST FRUITS-CHRISTIANS RAPTURED TO JESUS-FIRST FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT-23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming.ROMANS 8:23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.(THE PRE-TRIB RAPTURE)

ISAIAH 17:1,11-14
1 The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.(DAMASCUS FRYED TO A PULP)
11  In the day shalt thou make thy plant to grow, and in the morning shalt thou make thy seed to flourish: but the harvest shall be a heap in the day of grief and of desperate sorrow.
12  Woe to the multitude of many people, which make a noise like the noise of the seas; and to the rushing of nations,(USELESS U.N) that make a rushing like the rushing of mighty waters!
13  The nations shall rush like the rushing of many waters: but God shall rebuke them, and they shall flee far off, and shall be chased as the chaff of the mountains before the wind, and like a rolling thing before the whirlwind.
14  And behold at evening tide trouble; and before the morning he is not.(ASSAD KILLED IN OVERNIGHT RAID) This is the portion of them that spoil us,(ISRAEL) and the lot of them that rob us.

AMOS 1:5
5  I will break also the bar of Damascus, and cut off the inhabitant from the plain of Aven, and him that holdeth the sceptre from the house of Eden:(IRAQ) and the people of Syria shall go into captivity unto Kir,(JORDAN) saith the LORD.(I belive ISIS-DAMASCUS GET NUKED BY ISRAEL)

Nikki Haley‏Verified account @nikkihaley 14h14 hours ago-JUNE 27,17-Any further attacks done to the people of Syria will be blamed on Assad, but also on Russia & Iran who support him killing his own people.

U.S. says it appears Syria planning another chemical weapons attack-[Reuters]-YAHOONEWS-June 26, 2017

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Monday it appears the Syrian government is preparing for another chemical weapons attack and it warned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad he and his military would "pay a heavy price" if it conducts such an attack.The White House statement said preparations by Syria were similar to those undertaken before an April 4 chemical attack that killed dozens of civilians and prompted President Donald Trump to order a cruise missile strike on a Syrian air base.Trump ordered the strike on the Shayrat airfield in Syria in April in reaction to what Washington said was a poison gas attack by Assad's government that killed at least 70 people in rebel-held territory. Syria denied it carried out the attack.The strike put Washington in confrontation with Russia, which has advisers in Syria aiding its close ally Assad.U.S. officials at the time called the intervention a "one-off" intended to deter future chemical weapons attacks and not an expansion of the U.S. role in the Syrian war.(Reporting by Eric Beech; Writing by Yara Bayoumy; Editing by Sandra Maler and Paul Tait)

White House says Assad may be preparing chemical attack-[The Canadian Press]-YAHOONEWS-June 26, 2017

WASHINGTON — The White House says it has found "potential" evidence that Syria is preparing for another chemical weapons attack.Press Secretary Sean Spicer issued an ominous statement Monday evening that says the U.S. "has identified potential preparations" for another chemical attack by the Assad government that it says "would likely result in the mass murder of civilians, including innocent children."He says the activities are similar to those made before an April chemical attack. The Trump administration launched missile strikes in retaliation for that attack, which it blamed on Assad.Spicer warns that "if Assad conducts another mass murder attack using chemical weapons, he and his military will pay a heavy price."The White House has provided no immediate evidence to back up its claims.The Associated Press.

CHINA AND KINGS OF THE EAST MARCH TO ISRAEL 2ND WAVE OF WW3 (200 MILLION MAN ARMY)

REVELATION 16:12-16
12 And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates;(WERE WW3 STARTS IN IRAQ OR SYRIA OR TURKEY) and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.(THE TURKEY ATATURK DAM ON THE EUPHRATES CAN BE SHUT AND DRIED UP ALREADY BY TURKEY)
13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon,(SATAN) and out of the mouth of the beast,(WORLD DICTATOR) and out of the mouth of the false prophet.(FALSE POPE)
14 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.(WERE 2 BILLION DIE FROM NUKE WAR)
15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.
16 And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.(ITS AT THIS TIME I BELIEVE WHEN AMERICA GETS NUKED BY RUSSIA ON THE WAY TO THE MIDEAST)

DANIEL 11:44 (2ND WAVE OF WW3)
44 But tidings out of the east(CHINA) and out of the north(RUSSIA, MUSLIMS WHATS LEFT FROM WAVE 1) shall trouble him:(EU DICTATOR IN ISRAEL) therefore he shall go forth with great fury to destroy, and utterly to make away many.( 1/3RD OF EARTHS POPULATION)

REVELATION 9:12-18
12 One woe is past; and, behold, there come two woes more hereafter.
13 And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God,
14 Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four(DEMONIC WAR) angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates.(WORLDWIDE WAR)(TURKEY-IRAQ-SYRIA)(EUPHRATES RIVER CONSISTS OF 760 MILES IN TURKEY,440 MILES IN SYRIA AND 660 MILES IN IRAQ)
15 And the four(DEMONIC WAR) angels were loosed,(WORLDWIDE WAR) which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men.(1/3 Earths Population die in WW 3 2ND WAVE-2 billion)
16 And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand:(200 MILLION MAN ARMY FROM CHINA AND THE KINGS OF THE EAST) and I heard the number of them.
17 And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone.(NUCLEAR BOMBS)
18 By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths.(NUCLEAR BOMBS)

Focus-China's 16+1 foray into Central and Eastern Europe By Eric Maurice-euobserver

Prague, 26. Jun, 13:27-Half a decade after it was launched, the network of cooperation between China and 16 Central and Eastern European countries has brought uneven economical and political fruits so far.The so-called 16+1 was established in 2012 as Beijing's initiative to cover various issues such as investment, trade, but also culture or education.The group includes 11 EU countries: Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia; and five non-EU countries from the Balkans: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia.It fits into China's global strategy to engage new partners in political and economic ties in different formats.Despite having a permanent secretariat, the Cooperation between China and Central and Eastern European Countries - the initiative's official name - is more a series of bilateral relationships with no overall coherence, as experts pointed out in discussions at the Prague European Summit conference earlier this month."It's not really a multilateral format," Petr Kratochvil, the director of Prague's Institute of International Relations, told EUobserver."It's more a group of countries that China took to have bilateral ties with. It's mainly Poland and Hungary in terms of investment, and Romania and Serbia for building projects."China's interest in the 16+1 countries is different from one country to another.In the Czech Republic, Kratochvil noted, the Chinese have mainly invested in real estate, a football club - Slavia Prague, which just won the Czech championship - or the media."It's not really the kind of investment the country wants, because it doesn't produce anything," he said.In Budapest, meanwhile, the government announced last week that Hungary and China would soon start to cooperate in the healthcare industry – from making medical equipment to developing biotechnologies.Kratochvil noted that the amount of Chinese investments in the region had remained limited and was concentrated on a few high profile infrastructure projects, such as the Budapest-Belgrade high-speed railway that Chinese companies plan to build.The focus on infrastructure shows that China considers Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) a full part of the One Belt-One Road initiative – an investment and infrastructure plan, spanning from China to the Middle-East and Africa through to Central Asia."Southern and Eastern Europe are a testing ground for the Belt and Road," Anastas Vangeli, from the Polish Academy of Sciences, told EUobserver.He said that 16+1 was more an "experiment" than a "Chinese plan", and that Beijing tries "to see whether this type of diplomacy can help them boost economic relations.""To put it very simply, the whole idea is to find ways to boost the economy outside China, to generate demand for Chinese goods," Vangeli said, adding: "And these are not cheap goods: high speed railways, satellites systems or nuclear technology."Agatha Kratz, from the European Council on Foreign Relations, a London-based think-tank, told EUobserver that: "The first idea was to treat CEE as Asia and Africa.""That was a big shock, they explained that loans for projects that China would build were not going to happen."For Kratz, the success of the 16+1 initiative is to be found on the political side than in the economic side.She pointed out that annual summits between the 17 leaders, usually in Europe, constitute a "formal channel of communication".-A pragmatic question-After five years, the 16+1 format "has shown its limits, but it will continue," Kratz added.For China, the forum is "high-level enough and it helps to understand how best to promote what it can do in Europe".For CEE countries, the summits are "one more bilateral forum, one more way to have meetings with China and explain what they [CEE countries] need from it."For countries that are either part of the EU or willing to join it in the future, the Chinese partnership is "a pragmatic question", Kratochvil insisted.Although some leaders, such as Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban or Czech president Milos Zeman, are supportive of certain Chinese positions – for instance Beijing's territorial claims in the South China Sea – the region is not going to become a Chinese "ally"."The idea of a strategic shift is nonsense," Kratochvil said.

DRUG PUSHERS AND ADDICTS

1 PET 5:8
8 Be sober,(NOT DRUGED UP OR ALCOHOLICED) be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

REVELATION 18:23
23 And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries (DRUGS) were all nations deceived.

REVELATION 9:21
21 Neither repented they of their murders,(KILLING) nor of their sorceries (DRUG ADDICTS AND DRUG PUSHERS), nor of their fornication,(SEX OUTSIDE MARRIAGE OR PROSTITUTION FOR MONEY) nor of their thefts.(STEALING)

Myanmar, Thailand incinerate illicit drugs worth $800 million-[Reuters]-yahoonews-June 26, 2017

BANGKOK/YANGON (Reuters) - Officials in Myanmar and Thailand burned illegal narcotics worth more than $800 million on Monday to mark the UN day against drug abuse and trafficking.The move came even as authorities struggle to stem the flood of illicit drugs in the region, with Thailand's justice minister last year saying the country's war on drugs was failing.In Thailand's Ayutthaya province, more than 9 tonnes of drugs with a street value of over 20 billion baht ($590 million) went up in smoke including methamphetamines, known locally as "yaba" or "crazy drug", according to police."Currently, we are able to take down a lot of networks, including ... transnational networks bringing drugs into Thailand ... to be shipped to Malaysia and other countries," Sirinya Sitthichai, Secretary-General of the Office of Narcotics Control Board, told reporters in Ayutthaya.In neighboring Myanmar, the police said they destroyed confiscated drugs worth around $217 million.Myanmar remains one of the world's largest producers of illicit drugs, including opium, heroin and methamphetamines. Those narcotics are often smuggled into China.Last year, law makers in Myanmar voiced disappointment over the country's lackluster efforts to tackle the drug problem.The market for methamphetamines has been growing in Southeast Asia, the United Nations has said. It estimates that Southeast Asia's trade in heroin and methamphetamine was worth $31 billion in 2013.(Reporting by Juarawee Kittisilpa in AYUTTHAYA and Aye Win Myint in YANGON; Writing by Amy Sawitta Lefevre; Editing by Joseph Radford)

Pot insider says dispensaries are 'dreaming' if they think they'll be part of legalization framework-[CBC]-yahoonews-June 26, 2017

Omar Khan sat down with Matt Galloway on Metro Morning to discuss big questions that have yet to be answered in the federal government's push to develop a legal framework for recreational marijuana sales by July 2018.Khan is former chief of staff to the Ontario health minister and he now works with the marijuana industry as vice president, public affairs of Hill + Knowlton strategies.Questions and answers have been condensed.Matt Galloway: How prepared is this country for legal weed? Omar Khan: I think right now you have a patchwork of readiness. You have provinces like Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick who are fairly well advanced in terms of their thinking. And you have others, like Manitoba and Saskatchewan, who quite frankly are a little bit further behind.MG: What are the big questions that still have to be answered? OK: I think one of the points that's getting less attention is where will one be able to use marijuana. For example, you can walk down a public sidewalk and smoke a cigarette, but you can't walk down the sidewalk and drink a beer. I think that's a conversation that needs to happen.MG: Do you think that people will be allowed to smoke marijuana in parks, if they can't have an open bottle of alcohol there now? OK: There's a lot of evidence that suggests that harm associated with marijuana use is less than that associated with regular alcohol use. So I think it's something that the province of Ontario especially is going to be looking at as they move forward with their strategy.MG: What about the sale issue? OK: Since the government has set a fairly aggressive timeline for legalization — some have said, July 2018 — I think it's going to be very difficult for the government to have an up-and-running, bricks-and-mortar retail operation by this time next year essentially. I think the government is looking at three options: one would be a wholly government-run crown corporation a la LCBO; I think another option would be a heavily regulated system that gives out private licences for retailing; and then, the third option would be what we call a hybrid. Some private licences combined with a government-run system, similar to how beer and wine is distributed in Ontario.MG: Which way do you think they are leaning?OK: I know the Ontario government started looking at this seriously, right after the election of the Trudeau government. I know the attorney general, Yassir Naqvi, is working away feverishly to put together some options for cabinet to consider. I also know the premier is very big on consultation, so I suspect that before any plan is rolled out, there will be a robust public consultation.MG: Can you have robust public consultation and still set up that regulatory body in time? OK: I know they've been working at this hard for a year or so. The timeline's going to be a challenge no doubt. That's why I suspect that if there are going to be public consultations, as I presume there will be, they'll be rolling them out fairly shortly.MG: Is the timeline too tight? OK: It is what it is. Having worked in government, I know that sometimes you have to set a deadline to get everybody working away at achieving a goal. At the end of the day, what's important is that we are going to have legalized adult use of recreational cannabis in this country. And, industry, government, all involved stakeholders need to start working very fast to get this done right.MG: You work with the industry now. What do they want to know? OK: Like members of the public, they are waiting for more information about what the retail distribution model will look like. But I think industry is very interested in sharing some of their expertise when it comes to distribution. There are a lot of players who have a lot of experience dealing with controlled substances. So for example, pharmacies, care centres. I want to give kudos to Mayor Tory who spoke out vigorously against the illegal dispensaries that are out there right now. The one question everyone needs to ask is, where are these people getting their supply? We have 50 licensed producers or marijuana in this country right now.MG: So where are they getting their supply? OK: I don't want to open myself up to defamation. But they're not getting them from the licensed producers because none of them would risk their licence by providing supply illegally.MG: The assumption from many of the illegal dispensaries is that they're going to be part of the new regime.OK: I think they are dreaming in technicolour. There is no way the province of Ontario or any other province is going to give a retail distribution licence to any entity that's involved in criminal activity.MG: Do you really think we'll meet this deadline? OK: The good thing [Finance Minister] Morneau has put out there is that if there's a province that isn't ready with an up-and-running distribution system next year, there will be a fallback, and I suspect that will be online sales.

FIRES AND EXPLOSIONS

REVELATION 8:7
7 The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.

Spain sends reinforcements as fire spreads near wildlife reserve-Agence France-Presse-yahoonews-June 26, 2017

Madrid (AFP) - Firefighters were battling Monday to contain a blaze threatening a renowned national park in southern Spain which has already led to the evacuation of some 2,000 people.Authorities were sending additional firefighters to tackle the flames at the Donana Natural Park in southwestern Spain near Huelva, a fire service spokesman told AFP."The flames are not under control, they are spreading," he added, though no injuries have been reported.The blaze comes a week after wildfires killed over 60 people in neighbouring Portugal.Strong winds and scorching heat were complicating efforts to fight the blaze, which broke out Saturday near the town of Moguer, officials said.The fire has not yet hit the neighbouring Donana National Park, which has been a UNESCO world heritage site since 1994 and is well known for the extensive biodiversity of its dunes, wetlands and woods."The flames have not reached the national park," the official in charge of the environment with the regional government of Andalusia, Jose Fiscal Lopez, told Spanish public television."A special effort was made during the night on the front which threatened the park the most," he added.The national park is one of Spain's most important wildlife sanctuaries and a popular tourist attraction.It is home to a variety of animals, including endangered species such as the Spanish imperial eagle and the Iberian lynx, a large cat found only in Spain and Portugal.Officials temporarily evacuated a lynx breeding centre on Sunday as a precaution.A female Iberian lynx died at the Acebuche captive breeding centre on Saturday "due to stress" during its capture for evacuation, the centre said in a statement.The other lynxes are "safe and sound", said the mayor of Moguer, Gustavo Cuellar. "Each lynx held in captivity is receiving detailed care."Over 200 firefighters backed by 15 vehicles and seven planes were battling the blaze on Monday morning, emergency services said.The cause remained unknown but Fiscal Lopez said officials were "certain" human activity played a role."It remains to be seen if this was with (criminal) intent or due to negligence," he added.The fire prompted the closure of several roads and the evacuation of some 2,000 people, including guests at camp sites and several hotels.There were no immediate details on how much land had been burned so far.

DANIEL 7:23-24
23 Thus he said, The fourth beast (EU,REVIVED ROME) shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth,(7TH WORLD EMPIRE) which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.(TRADING BLOCKS-10 WORLD REGIONS/TRADE BLOCS)
24 And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings(10 NATIONS-10 WORLD DIVISION WORLD GOVERNMENT) that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.(EITHER THE EUROPEAN UNION DICTATOR BOOTS 3 COUNTRIES FROM THE EU OR THE DICTATOR TAKES OVER THE WORLD ECONOMY BY CONTROLLING 3 WORLD TRADE BLOCS)

REVELATION 17:9-13
9 And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.(THE VATICAN IS BUILT ON 7 HILLS OR MOUNTAINS)
10 And there are seven kings: five are fallen,(1-ASSYRIA,2-EGYPT,3-BABYLON,4-MEDO-PERSIA,5-GREECE) and one is,(IN POWER IN JOHNS AND JESUS DAY-6-ROME) and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.(7TH-REVIVED ROMAN EMPIRE OR THE EUROPEAN UNION TODAY AND THE SHORT SPACE IS-7 YEARS.THE EUROPEAN UNION WILL HAVE WORLD CONTROL FOR THE LAST 3 1/2 YEARS.BUT WILL HAVE ITS MIGHTY WORLD POWER FOR THE FULL 7 YEARS OF THE 7 YEAR TRIBULATION PERIOD.AND THE WORLD DICTATOR WILL BE THE BEAST FROM THE EU.AND THE VATICAN POPE WILL BE THE WHORE THAT RIDES THE EUROPEAN UNION TO POWER.AND THE 2 EUROPEAN UNION POWER FREAKS WILL CONTROL AND DECIEVE THE WHOLE EARTH INTO THEIR DESTRUCTION.IF YOU ARE NOT SAVED BY THE BLOOD OF JESUS.YOU WILL BE DECIEVED BY THESE TWO.THE WORLD POLITICIAN-THE EUROPEAN UNION DICTATOR.AND THE FALSE PROPHET THAT DEFECTS CHRISTIANITY-THE FALSE VATICAN POPE.
11 And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.
12 And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.
13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.

Heres the scripture 1 week = 7 yrs Genesis 29:27-29
27 Fulfil her week, and we will give thee this also for the service which thou shalt serve with me yet seven other years.
28 And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her week:(7 YEARS) and he gave him Rachel his daughter to wife also.
29 And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter Bilhah his handmaid to be her maid.

DANIEL 9:26-27
26 And after threescore and two weeks(62X7=434 YEARS+7X7=49 YEARS=TOTAL OF 69 WEEKS OR 483 YRS) shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary;(ROMAN LEADERS DESTROYED THE 2ND TEMPLE) and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.(THERE HAS TO BE 70 WEEKS OR 490 YRS TO FUFILL THE VISION AND PROPHECY OF DAN 9:24).(THE NEXT VERSE IS THAT 7 YR WEEK OR (70TH FINAL WEEK).
27 And he ( THE ROMAN,EU PRESIDENT) shall confirm the covenant (PEACE TREATY) with many for one week:(1X7=7 YEARS) and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease,(3 1/2 yrs in TEMPLE ANIMAL SACRIFICES STOPPED) and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

LUKE 2:1-3
1 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.
2  (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)
3  And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.

Opinion-New initiative could trump the Visegrad Group By Wojciech Przybylski-euobserver

Warsaw, 26. Jun, 17:09-"New Europe" was a term coined by the administration of former US president George W. Bush.When the USA decided to invade Iraq, this term was used to differentiate between – and celebrate – the solidarity of new Nato members compared to the reluctance of the old allies.Since then, the intricacies of European politics – from smaller initiatives to larger regional alliances and even to the inner-workings of the EU itself – have grown considerably.Many wishing to weaken Europe’s position and potential on the global stage try to exploit this division of old vs new, and it is something all leaders on the continent should be wary of.With that still in mind, on 6 July US president Donald Trump will arrive in Warsaw and take part in an assembly of one of these regional alliances, the Three Seas Initiative (TSI) – a meeting of the EU leaders representing Central and Eastern Europe (CEE).The three seas is a reference to the countries situated between the Adriatic, Baltic and Black Seas.The initiative is seen as a major diplomatic triumph of the Polish president, Andrzej Duda, who is also the leader of the TSI and desperate for a win.However, the TSI is just one of many political groupings in the CEE region with a primary focus on influencing EU policy. Other such groupings of more or less importance are the Visegrad Group (V4), Slavkov triangle, Danube Region, Weimar Triangle and Nordic-Baltic cooperation.While their main focus is on fostering cooperation within the EU, such formations are becoming increasingly interesting for external powers such as China (in the so-called 16+1 format) and now the US.Trump’s visit will definitely put a spotlight on the TSI and help this format to continue.TSI members – Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia – pledged in their founding declaration a year ago to foster regional projects in the areas of energy, transportation, digital communication and economic sectors in CEE.However, according to analysts who are advancing the concept, like Bartosz Wisniewski, the head of research office at the Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM), the region still has a long way to go when it comes to its economic development.The TSI is meant to complement connectivity between the East and West of Europe, with greater connectivity along the north-south axis, thanks in no small part to the EU's financial contribution.-Not quite quid pro quo-The US has already increased on their military presence in the region, even more so than had been originally promised by the administration of former US president Barack Obama.The LNG (liquid natural gas) terminal in Swinoujscie, Poland – a strategically important facility allowing for more energy independence in the region – has only recently celebrated the arrival of its first transportation from the US and awaits its next shipment from Qatar, and other countries.Justifiably suspicious of their eastern neighbour, Poland will most likely take the opportunity to sup-port the recent sanctions that were proposed by the US Senate last week on contractors for the Nord Stream 2 (NS2) project, as well as other significant Russian businesses.In comparison, both Trump and Hungarian PM Viktor Orban have sought to lift the sanctions on Russia, a sentiment that is also shared today by Austria, a member of the TSI, whose companies are contractors for the NS2.However, according to PISM these differences are fine, as they are neither an attempt to undermine European integration, nor a block to ward off Russia.To the Czechs and Slovaks, the TSI, especially now, might be a little more problematic.While they agree with the goal of north-south connectivity, they are cautious – if not suspicious – of the political dimension.V4 is the most important format to Slovakia, whereas the country treats the TSI more like a one time event.For Slovaks, there is no political content in this grouping. And, beyond that, there is no security component and no political dimension for the country.Czech officials have also expressed reservations towards Poland, a country that, along with Hungary, emphasises the East-West divide. The radicalisation of some V4 members also does not help.Poles automatically reject all ideas from the Western members, a Czech diplomat recently told Gazeta Wyborcza.A member of the Czech ministry of foreign affairs, who was quoted in the same article, went even further, claiming that the idea of a Three Seas Initiative is unacceptable because of its 20th century neo-imperial origin.Such criticism is dismissed by PISM analysts, who underline that despite any apparent differences, Slovakia and Czech Republic will send their representation.Despite many reservations, the obvious champion of the initiative has become the Croatian president, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic. Allegedly, her personal involvement was of key importance to the US delegation.The TSI clearly goes along with her plans for her LNG terminal in Croatia that will improve gas sup-ply diversification – independent of Russia – and increase energy cooperation in the region.-Needing a pat on the back-It might be too simplistic, but there is the chance that Trump is using the occasion as a slight against German chancellor Angela Merkel and French president Emmanuel Macron.Is this a not-too-subtle comment about how Trump sees future European cooperation? The question needing to be answered by EU leaders will be whether they think Trump is willing to cut off his nose to spite his face.That worries some, who do not believe that the Polish ministry of foreign affairs can handle a diplomatically sensitive visit.Warsaw, already isolated in the EU, may want to be even more confrontational after Trump's visit. This will also not help to reconcile with Brussels, Berlin or Paris.Furthermore, it will not help to build regional solidarity, since the northern and southern neighbours of Poland will not feel like taking part in fist-fights that would complicate relations with their Western partners.No matter how well-intentioned these leaders are in developing ties between their nations, they will all struggling with domestic and regional issues, as well as questionable popular support.It all makes the meeting feel more like the international conference of future political pariahs.Wojciech Przybylski is the editor-in-chief of Visegrad Insight, and chairman of the Res Publica Foundation in Warsaw. His new book ‘Understanding Central Europe’, co-edited with Marcin Moskalewicz, will be published by Routledge in the second half of 2017.

UK visitors set to pay into EU budget after Brexit By Nikolaj Nielsen-june 27,17-euobserver

BRUSSELS, Today, 22:25-British nationals may end up paying into the EU general budget after the UK leaves the European Union.An EU proposal to tighten border security controls for all visa-free travellers sometime in 2020 will be generating cash by demanding fees from holidaymakers. The fees will pay for annual running costs.But an European Commission official on Monday (26 June) said any surplus revenue would also then go to the EU budget and reduce member state contributions.Proposed last November, the Commission's European Travel Information and Authorisation System (Etias), will screen all visa-free travellers before they enter the passport-free Schengen zone of 26 European states."Any accumulated surplus generated by the Etias revenues would in any case revert back to the EU general budget and hence reduce member state contributions," the Commission official told MEPs.A five-year application under the scheme is €5. The fee is small but the UK's total sum in the pot is not insignificant.Brits made 35 million holiday trips to the EU last year alone with around a third going to Spain, followed by France and Greece. Another 5.5 million were business trips.A spokesperson from the UK-based Association of British Travel Agents (Abta) told EUobserver that the UK holiday figures to the EU have increased substantially in the past few years.He noted that 2016 was "an all time record".Abta wants the British government to negotiate an exemption for UK nationals in Etias, noting that "it is in everyone's interest to keep these flows going."The UK government, meanwhile, says it is determined to get the best possible deal for the country.A UK government spokesperson said Etias was just "one of many areas that may need to be addressed as we leave the EU and agree a new partnership."It is also likely to stir up resentment among people who campaigned to leave the EU, given that British nationals may still be footing, albeit indirectly, the EU budget after Brexit.Commission estimates suggest Etias will cost over €200 million to launch and around €85 million to maintain annually. Discussions between the EU institutions have yet to start but the plan is to reach an agreement before the end this year.German Green MEP Jan Philipp Albrecht said the EU would be better off making it easier for people to travel than imposing a new system that not only creates more red tape but also blanket collects personal data."Making it easier for people from countries, which are also democracies, to travel to the European Union and back is a positive thing and we need not to make that more difficult but easier," he said on Monday.EU nationals, for their part, took 10 million holiday trips and some 7 million business trips to the UK in 2016.

WORLD POWERS IN THE LAST DAYS (END OF AGE OF GRACE NOT THE WORLD)

EUROPEAN UNION-KING OF WEST-DAN 9:26-27,DAN 7:23-24,DAN 11:40,REV 13:1-10
EGYPT-KING OF THE SOUTH-DAN 11:40
RUSSIA-KING OF THE NORTH-EZEK 38:1-2,EZEK 39:1-3
CHINA-KING OF THE EAST-DAN 11:44,REV 9:16,18
VATICAN-RELIGIOUS LEADER-REV 13:11-18,REV 17:4-5,9,18

WORLD TERRORISM

OH BY THE WAY WHEN THE MEDIA SAYS ALLU-AK-BAR MEANS GOD IS GREAT LIE. IN ISLAM ALLU-AK-BAR MEANS OUR GOD IS GREATER OR GREATEST. THIS IS HOW THE MEDIA SUCK HOLES UP TO ISLAMIC-QURANIC-MUSLIMS. BY WATERING DOWN THE REAL MEANING OF THE SEX FOR MURDER DEATH CULT ISLAM. TO MAKE IT SOUND LIKE A PEACEFUL RELIGION (CULT OF DEATH AND WORLD DOMINATION).

GENESIS 6:11-13
11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.(WORLD TERRORISM,MURDERS)(HAMAS IN HEBREW IS VIOLENCE)
12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence (TERRORISM)(HAMAS) through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.

GENESIS 16:11-12
11 And the angel of the LORD said unto her,(HAGAR) Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael;(FATHER OF THE ARAB/MUSLIMS) because the LORD hath heard thy affliction.
12 And he (ISHMAEL-FATHER OF THE ARAB-MUSLIMS) will be a wild (DONKEY-JACKASS) man;(ISLAM IS A FAKE AND DANGEROUS SEX FOR MURDER CULT) his hand will be against every man,(ISLAM HATES EVERYONE) and every man's hand against him;(PROTECTING THEMSELVES FROM BEING BEHEADED) and he (ISHMAEL ARAB/MUSLIM) shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.(LITERAL-THE ARABS LIVE WITH THEIR BRETHERN JEWS)

ISAIAH 14:12-14
12  How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer,(SATAN) son of the morning!(HEBREW-CRECENT MOON-ISLAM) how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
13  For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
14  I (SATAN HAS EYE TROUBLES) will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.(AND 1/3RD OF THE ANGELS OF HEAVEN FELL WITH SATAN AND BECAME DEMONS)

JOHN 16:2
2 They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.(ISLAM MURDERS IN THE NAME OF MOON GOD ALLAH OF ISLAM)

Before tragedy strikes': Liberals launch centre to prevent homegrown terrorism-[CBC]-yahoonews-June 26, 2017

The federal government has launched a new centre tasked with preventing the radicalization of Canadian young people.A special adviser will be named in the coming months to oversee the local outreach and research projects funded through the Canada Centre for Community Engagement and Prevention of Violence.The centre will have dedicated staff, but will be located within the existing Public Safety Canada space.Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said Canada must become a world leader in understanding and dealing with radicalization that leads to violence, in order to retain its national character as an open, diverse society that is also safe and secure."The new Canada Centre for Community Engagement and Prevention of Violence will help us do as much as humanly possible to prevent radicalization to violence before tragedy strikes," Goodale said in a statement. "It will support and empower local leaders to develop initiatives that are suited to their community."Last year's budget set aside $35 million over five years and $10 million each year after to combat radicalization and violence in Canada.Ontario Liberal MP Arif Virani, the parliamentary secretary to the minister of heritage (multiculturalism), said the new centre will drive better research, understanding and engagement, with a special focus on youth vulnerable to radicalization. Building up trust relationships and opening lines of communication are critical to combating radicalism at the ground level, he said.-No boundaries to extremist views-The centre will not focus on Islamist extremism alone, but will cover a wide spectrum, because while some attacks are perpetrated by Islamist extremists, others target Muslims, Virani said."When we look at what's happening across the country, radicalization is not endemic to any one group, institution, race or religion," he said. "It doesn't have particular boundaries that are tied to a religion or an ideology. That's very important to keep in mind because that's a situation we need be upfront about in terms of where the threats are coming from and not focusing on any one particular community."In January, six people were killed and 19 others injured in an attack by a gunman at a Quebec CIty mosque.-Domestic acts of terror-Last August, Aaron Driver died in an altercation with police in Strathroy, Ont. RCMP believe he was preparing to carry out a suicide bombing in a public place.That incident came less than two years after Michael Zehaf-Bibeau shot and killed Cpl. Nathan Cirillo while he stood on guard at the National War Memorial, an act the RCMP called terrorism, before making his way to Parliament Hill.Jeremy Littlewood, a terrorism expert at Ottawa's Carleton University, said Canada's domestic terrorism problem is smaller than some of our closest allies, but that doesn't mean there is no danger.Littlewood said it's too early to tell if Canada's approach will work to combat domestic terrorism, but he said it is wise not to target only one group of extremists."Making it one type of terrorism specific, for example, al-Qaeda or ISIS-inspired terrorism, is a recipe for creating fear, suspicion and perpetuating the notion of suspect communities within a population," he said.Littlewood said success will depend partly on sustained funding, and an openness about what is working and what is not.The government is accepting proposals for the Community Resilience Fund as of July 6, 2017, which has $1.4 million available to fund projects in 2018-19. For subsequent years, there will be $7 million for continuing and new projects.Ten projects have already received funding for counter-radicalization work.

Crowd flows, camera coverage being studied to bolster Parliament Hill security-[The Canadian Press]-yahoonews-June 26, 2017

OTTAWA — Security officials say they're ready for the throngs set to descend on Parliament Hill for Canada's 150th birthday celebration Saturday.But that doesn't mean federal researchers are done thinking about how to better protect the country's seat of democracy in the months and years ahead.Advisers are gathering data on everything from crowd flows to video-camera placement to ensure both security and openness in the parliamentary precinct.Parliament Hill security is a "tough nut to crack" because of the fine balance between guarding the most important democratic institutions while keeping the grounds open to people, said Rami Youssef of the federal Centre for Security Science, a wing of Defence Research and Development Canada.After a gunman stormed the Hill in October 2014, dying in a hail of bullets in the Hall of Honour, the centre completed two studies. One looked at the physical security of Parliament's Centre Block, while the other delved into procedures for handling visitors and employees in the parliamentary precinct.The most tangible result of the armed assault was creation of the unified Parliamentary Protective Service, drawing together forces from the RCMP, House of Commons and Senate.The centre's researchers need more information before making the next set of recommendations to decision-makers, Youssef said in an interview."The reality is there's a lot of data to be collected, and a lot of data to be studied and analyzed," he said. "We have to go little by little, because they cannot make any drastic changes just overnight."Researchers are interested in the varied nature of the crowds that turn up on Parliament Hill, as well as the ebb and flow of pedestrian traffic at different times of day.Plans were revealed four years ago to boost video-camera coverage of the Hill substantially to guard against possible attacks by detecting abandoned packages, suspicious activity and disturbances.Researchers are studying different types of cameras, their placement and the percentage of visual coverage on the Hill, Youssef said.Work has been focused to date on trying to prevent attacks in the parliamentary precinct but, time permitting, the centre might explore other types of threats and hazards, such as an earthquake or other natural disaster, he added.Many parts of the Hill are undergoing extensive renovations. That could be a welcome opportunity to embed security changes into revamped buildings, Youssef said.The new Parliamentary Protective Service is working with the centre researchers on projects throughout the precinct, but disclosing details of the efforts "would expose operational tactics and measures" that could affect safety, said Melissa Rusk, a spokeswoman for the protective service.Federal officials are also reviewing the mandate of the Government Operations Centre, the focal point for monitoring major national events and emergencies. In addition, they are seeking a new home for the Ottawa-based centre.During the 2014 shooting, the centre lacked computer technicians, food was limited and senior emergency officials weren't in the building, according to internal documents released two years ago. — Follow @JimBronskill on Twitter-Jim Bronskill , The Canadian Press.

3,000 N.L. Muslims gather for Eid celebrations at Jack Byrne Arena-[CBC]-yahoonews-June 26, 2017

Muslims in the St. John's area joined with others around the world in celebrating Eid Sunday — the festival that marks the end of the Islamic month of Ramadan.The celebration at Jack Byrne Arena Sunday morning began with prayers and then a meet and greet with tea, coffee, and snacks."After prayer, we had refreshments, and after refreshments they put out some bouncy castles for kids to play on," Reem Abu-Hendi said.The local celebration is huge — about 3,000 Muslims packed the Jack Byrne Arena early Sunday morning."The community at first, was not that large so like the mosque used to accommodate us but now it's really big like 3,000 people in one place, it's amazing," she said."Just to see all the Muslims in one place, it's a great feeling." Abu-Hendi said.Ramadan is a sacred time for Muslims, who believe that it was when the Qur'an — the holy book — was revealed through the prophet Muhammad."It's 30 days but this year it happened to be 29 because of the moon,"  Ayamen Shaawen said.The month, which started this year May 26, includes dawn-to-dusk fasting, and ends with a religious holiday called Eid."We fast from 3 a.m. until 9 p.m. so it's 18 hours a day," Abu-Hendi said.The fasting can be challenging, but that's what makes it worthwhile, she said."Your body just gets adjusted to it, and I would say it's thirst more than hunger, so you can usually go about your daily activities but around 6 p.m.-7 p.m., I'm done," she said.Without food all day, you'd think there might be a lot of cranky people walking around who are "hangry," but Abu-Hendi says it's all about willpower."Ramadan teaches you patience and self-control. If we lose to anger we could break our fast," she said."It's more of a self-discipline thing," Shaawen said.Volunteers who set up the event get up at the crack of dawn to prepare the arena for the 3,000 attendees."It's a big challenge for those who volunteer to organize it. Before we had a smaller community and our mosque was able to accommodate the size of our community but not anymore," said organizer Ayse Sule."It's a team effort," said Moein Shahwan, vice-resident of the Muslim Association of Newfoundland and Labrador."It brings lots of richness to our community and we are proud of it," Sule said.

Relatives of serial killer's victims speak of pain, guilt and anger-[The Canadian Press]-yahoonews-June 26, 2017

WOODSTOCK, Ont. — One after another, family and friends of a serial killer's victims described overwhelming guilt, anger and profound sadness when they learned their loved ones had been murdered by an Ontario nurse who was supposed to care for them.And many spoke about their loss of faith in the province's long-term care system, where Elizabeth Wettlaufer was allowed to cast her "shadow of death" over vulnerable seniors for nearly a decade.Wettlaufer was sentenced Monday in a Woodstock, Ont., court to life in prison with no eligibility for parole for 25 years after she pleaded guilty last month to eight counts of first-degree murder, four counts of attempted murder and two counts of aggravated assault.The 50-year-old nurse used insulin trying — and in most cases succeeding  — to kill vulnerable victims in her care at three Ontario long-term care facilities and a private home. Her crimes began in 2007 and didn't stop until she confessed to the killings at a psychiatric hospital in Toronto last fall.Sandy Millard, whose 87-year-old mother, Gladys Jean Millard, was murdered by Wettlaufer in 2011 at Caressant Care in Woodstock, told court about the depression she has fallen into."Finding out she was killed by a huge injection of medication she did not need broke my heart," she said.Her daughter, and Millard's granddaughter, Shannon Emmerton, spoke through tears."I don't know if I will ever truly recover," she said.Patricia Matheson glared at Wettlaufer as she read a statement by her husband, whose mother, Helen Matheson, was killed by the nurse in 2011."I lost my mother for the second time. No funeral this time, just shock, followed by the question why," Jon Matheson wrote. "I placed my mother in a facility I researched never once considering she would be a victim of such a despicable act. I ask why, because she didn't eat all the blueberry pie and ice cream?"The question of why Wettlaufer killed or hurt 14 people loomed large in court. In a lengthy video statement she gave to police last fall, she said she felt a "red surging" well up in her chest that was relieved after she completed a kill. She believed she was an instrument of God at times, but also killed because some residents were too much work, too burdensome.Many others, wracked by guilt, spoke of what-ifs."I simply feel guilty for not being able to protect my father as he had protected me," wrote David Silcox, whose father, James Silcox, was murdered in 2007.Justice Bruce Thomas acknowledged that guilt was the common theme of the 28 victim impact statements filed in court a few weeks ago."It is a complete betrayal of trust when a caregiver does not prolong life, but terminates it," he said. "But you cannot blame yourselves."Thomas described Wettlaufer's "free run" on her nine-year killing spree, with no oversight or even an inkling she had committed such calculated murders."Without her confessions, I am convinced these offences would never have been brought to justice," he said, calling Wettlaufer a "shadow of death that passed over them (the victims) on the night shift where she supervised."Debora Rivers said her grandmother, Mary Zarawinski, hated the nursing home when she first went there. There are a lot of old people here, she told her niece, even though Zarawinski was one of the oldest residents in the facility."She made it nice for everybody there," Rivers said outside court.She also noted that Wettlaufer had described Zarawinski as "'fun and feisty' — and she was.""The woman lived to be 96 years old for God's sake," Rivers said. "We have no way of knowing how long her life might have been," she said. "We were pretty sure she was going to make it to 100 and so was she."For her part, Wettlaufer apologized, crouching in the prisoner's box without looking at anyone."I am truly sorry for the people I injured or murdered," she said in a soft voice."Sorry is much too small a word. I hope that the families can find some peace and healing."Beverly Bertram, who is Wettlaufer's sole living victim, wrote about the physical pain she was in after the nurse injected her with insulin with the intent to kill her."It is really hard to describe, but I knew I was dying," she wrote in her statement. "I was doubled over in pain in my stomach...Just such pain. My whole body hurt...I thought I was screaming, but I was just moaning I guess."Bertram wrote that she has become a recluse since the incident, afraid of everyone, including her own shadow, and has lost all relationships with her family."I truly think sometimes I'd be better off if she did her deed."Shortly after Wettlaufer's sentencing hearing, the province announced it would hold a public inquiry into the murders to ensure a similar tragedy does not happen again.Liam Casey , The Canadian Press.

Demand for Canada 150 flags, brings seamstress out of retirement-[CBC]-yahoonews-June 26, 2017

Canada Day is just under a week away and thanks to the demand for flags leading up to the big celebration, one New Brunswick woman has had to put her retirement on hold.Theresa King's basement is full of bright materials and the tools to turn them into something special. Since March, most of King's projects have been paused while she helps her former employer.- Cyclists pedal into New Brunswick for Canada 150 journey - Fredericton's Canada 150 funding largely focused on 'Indigenous reconciliation' "I thought I was going to be retired," King said with a laugh from her seat in front of a sewing machine.After 28 years working for The Flag Store in Thornton, Ont., she moved to Tower Hill, near St. Andrews. King was only given two years before her old boss came calling."The demand for Canadian flags for the 150 has been so dramatic that they have been out of flags forever," King said.So she agreed to help, thinking at first it would only be for a couple of weeks. Her estimate turned out to be off. Way off.Getting into the flag business-"By the time I'm finished, it will be about 2,500, three-foot-by-six-foot Canadian flags that I will have finished."Working from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., King can put together about 250 flags a week, which despite their complexity, she will tell you is fast.In order to save on the shipping costs, King drove her first shipment of 1,400 flags to Ontario in May.There has been some time for King to enjoy some side projects, like altering a graduation dress, but she said she's happy to help her former colleagues.In her years working for The Flag Store, she said March always meant the beginning of the busy season. But Canada 150 she said, has created demand the store isn't normally accustomed to."Those girls are pretty tired too," King said. "They're just swamped and there just isn't enough time in the day."It isn't just King who is hard at work in the workshop, she enlisted her husband, Doug, to help out too.He'll be the first to tell you that he never planned on getting into the flag business. But after stencilling off bright red maple leafs from cloth, Doug King said the work keeps him out of trouble.While her time is occupied by piecing together red and white material, King will have a little variety in her life this week.-100 and counting-A text from her boss saw rolls of green, gold, and black arrive at her door with a request from the Jamaican consulate."I have 100 to make" she said, "So I can ship them on Wednesday."After being so busy, you would think King planned on taking Canada Day off to enjoy seeing some flags fly. Instead, she said she's only going to take a break to go to the market before getting back to work.With a goal of getting another 1,000 Canadian flags finished by September, she said her next delivery will be her vacation."That'll be my holiday" King said, "A few days off to drive to Ontario and deliver all the flags."

Canadians will soon have a law on how to dispose of mercury-filled light bulbs-[CBC]-yahoonews-June 26, 2017

Canadians will soon have guidance from the federal government on how to dispose of mercury-containing light bulbs in an environmentally responsible way.Bill C-238, a new act that sets out rules for a national light bulb disposal strategy, received royal assent on Thursday.The National Strategy for Safe and Environmentally Sound Disposal of Lamps Containing Mercury Act commits the government to identify ways to dispose of mercury-containing light bulbs safely and establish guidelines for facilities that dispose of them, and then promote the program to Canadians.The bill also requires the environment minister to table the national strategy in Parliament within two years of the act receiving royal assent. -No regulations-Dartmouth-Cole Harbour MP Darren Fisher, who introduced the private member's bill, said there were no federal regulations outlining how to dispose of light bulbs."You can take your mercury-bearing light bulb, and you can throw it in your garbage bag and put it to the curb," he said.One regular, 13-watt residential compact fluorescent light bulb (CFL) — the curly looking ones that are slowly replacing the traditional, round incandescent bulbs — contains on average 3.5 milligrams of mercury. Energy Star-certified CFLs contain 2.5 milligrams or less. Fluorescent tubes contain up to 12 milligrams.Fisher said about 1,150 kilograms of mercury end up in Canadian landfills each year, and can contaminate the environment.Mercury is also listed as a toxic substance under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act."So this is an incredibly big issue," he said.Compact fluorescents on the rise-A 2014 federal ban on most residential incandescent bulbs means more Canadians are using compact fluorescent bulbs. A 2014 report from Statistics Canada noted that in 2011, three-quarters of households across the country used at least one CFL bulb.About half the households that used CFLs reported throwing them in the garbage, and Haligonians were the most likely to toss them, with 84 per cent doing so, the report said.-'Piecemeal' approach-Recycling facilities in some municipalities and provinces break CFL bulbs down and recycle about 98 per cent of the components, including the mercury. Some retailers also collect used bulbs to send to recyclers.But Fisher described that as a "piecemeal" approach.He encourages Canadians to recycle their bulbs or simply hold on to them until the new law is developed."If the worst thing you have to do is put them in a cardboard box and leave them in your garage until the strategy comes forward, please do so, because what we'd like to see is no mercury-bearing light bulbs going into our landfills across Canada," said Fisher.

Nine dead after Colombia tourist boat sinks in reservoir-[Reuters]-yahoonews-June 26, 2017

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Nine people died and 28 are missing after a multi-decked tourist boat carrying about 170 passengers sank in Colombia's Penol-Guatape reservoir on Sunday during the long holiday weekend, a government official said.Officials did not disclose the cause of the accident and provided few details.Videos posted on social media showed motorboats coming to the aid of passengers on the upper decks as the boat rocked from side to side. Ninety-nine people were rescued, Margarita Moncada, the head of disaster relief for Antioquia province, told journalists."At the moment we have nine people found dead. Another 99 people were rescued immediately and 40 more got out on their own," she said.Survivors on local television reports said they heard a loud noise before the boat began to sink and that not all of them had life jackets. Rescue operations were ongoing.Rescue workers and the air force were helping passengers at the scene, President Juan Manuel Santos said in a Twitter post.The large reservoir, about an hour from the central city of Medellin, is a popular tourist destination.(Reporting by Luis Jaime Acosta and Julia Symmes Cobb; Editing by Richard Chang)

          One.Malaysia   

August's Playlist. And Happy Independance Day y'all!






Meet Me Halfway
Black Eyed Peas




If Today Was Your Last Day
Nickelback





Wanted
Jessie James




Her Diamonds
Rob Thomas




Love Drunk
Boys Like Girls




Life After You
Daughtry




Second Chance
Shinedown



She Wolf
Shakira




21 Guns
Greenday



Sweet Dreams
Beyonce



Bitter Heart
Zee Avi



Khatimah Cinta
6ixth Sense



너라고 (It's You)
Super Junior



Nobody
Wonder Girls



谎言
BIG BANG




Don't Go Away
By2



掌纹
Gary 曹格





慢游世界
Manhand



放肆
Mayday a.k.a 五月天


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Received an email a few days ago and guess what I found out.



"Please realize that this is not an official advice, especially the one about face masks or N95. Most N95 respirators are designed to filter 95% particulates of 0.3µ, while the size of H1N1 virus is about 0.1µ. Hence, dependence on N95 to protect against H1N1 is like protecting against rain with an umbrella made of mosquito net."


Okay now I'm freaking out. I'm not sure if this is true but if it really is, I guess we're all doomed. So all the crap about how we should wear a mask are total bullshit? Or is this just another business scheme to earn our money?





The highest number of Influenza A(H1N1) cases in a day has been recorded yesterday (20 Aug 09) with 569 infections and a total number of 68 fatalities. And yes, this is Malaysia we're talking about. Sigh, I presume its time we take this seriously peeps. I know the email I got sounded kinda convincing but if the W.H.O says we should put on a mask, I think we should abide by it.



Anyway I still blame him for all of this!




@#$!*#%@$!!


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