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Monday, March 29, 2010

Anwar's Sodomy case - Is the FT article here a confession?

Financial Times FT.com

Malaysia’s shame

Published: March 24 2010 19:01 | Last updated: March 24 2010 19:01

Malaysia presents itself as a modern, successful and democratic nation. Many western leaders have hailed the country as an example of moderate, tolerant Islam – at ease with itself and with the non-Muslim world. Malaysia does indeed have much to be proud of. But the trial of Anwar Ibrahim, which is due to restart this week, is a massive blot on the country’s reputation for tolerance and political pluralism.

Mr Anwar is a vital figure in the Malaysian opposition. The coalition of opposition forces he leads represents the most potent challenge to the ruling National Front coalition in many years. But Mr Anwar, a married man with six children, is on trial for sodomy. He has already served six years in solitary confinement on charges of sodomy and abuse of power – although the sodomy charges were later over-turned by the courts, leading to Mr Anwar’s release in 2004. If he is convicted this time, he could face a sentence of up to 20 years in prison.

The first thing to say is that – even allowing for cultural and religious sensitivities –

Malaysia should be embarrassed that it is threatening to send a man to prison for consensual sex with another adult.
But there are also considerable doubts about the case against Mr Anwar. The evidence against him is thin and the political context is very clear.

The government of Najib Razak sees Mr Anwar as a threat and has been trying to wreck his political career, using a variety of tactics. Aside from the criminal charges that have been brought against the opposition leader, Mr Anwar has been crudely smeared as a tool of “Jewish” interests. Asked once whether Mr Anwar would make a good prime minister, Mahathir Mohammad, the former prime minister of Malaysia, replied: “He would make a good prime minister of Israel.” A modern state should be ashamed of exploiting racism and homophobia to head off a legitimate political challenge.

But it is not just the Malaysian government that deserves to be chastised. Malaysia is an important market and an influential voice in the Islamic world. As a result, western governments that claim to place human rights at the centre of their foreign policy have been very circumspect in their comments on the Anwar trial. Respect for the courts, for national sovereignty and for cultural difference are all worthy ideas. But sometimes, it is important to speak clearly. The trial of Anwar Ibrahim is a disgrace and an embarrassment to Malaysia.

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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Kelantan Sultanate's Royal Rumble ~ Who rules there?

I have just got the clarification from a lawyer friend of mine that His Royal Highness Seri Paduka Baginda Tuanku Al Sultan Ismail Petra ibni Almarhum Al Sultan Yahya Petra has officially stripped the Regent of the Sultanate of Kelantan of his powers as the Acting Ruler of Kelantan with effect from today.

There are conflicting news report such as the Star Online publishing otherwise here. According to the report by the same newspaper here, the Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Singapore doctors confirmed that His Royal Highness is capable of making independent decisions and fit to rule over the State of Kelantan.

It's getting to be very much a royal rumble as I see it where the Sultan is being forced to make His Royal Self to be seen as being the rightful ruler and highest authority now that His Royal Highness has returned to his Sultanate and calls the shots as he royally pleases?

I can sense that the young Regent of Kelantan is so very eager to assume the throne once and for all but isn't it a time honored Malay custom to wait till the Sultan passes away before one does that?

Even the late Sultan of Johor was revered and honored to His Royal Highness's last and final breath before the then Regent of Johor now crowned as Sultan Ibrahim Ismail Ibni Almarhum Sultan Mahmud Iskandar Al-Haj assumed the Sultanate of Johor Darul Takzim as his own.

What is going to happen next in the state which has seen so much royal ramblings take place there recently?

Who in actuality rules there?

Cutest kid at Restoran Santai, Tesco Ampang

Faireez.JPG

Coming across cute kids like this 'hero bunga' is to me a blessed occasion. Faireez symbolizes the promise of a better future where there might still be hope for our nation to be a good place to live.

His antics and charm offensive caught me by surprise but luckily I had my Nikon D5000 with me when I was captivated by the lil' charmer so I get to share these visuals with you here and in my You Tube account.

We never know when we might be lucky enough to come across these cute lil' ones in public. Have your camera ready to capture these superstars in our short temporal earthly life's.

They enrich our lives so much with their sweet, charming innocence, don't they?

Joe Stack ~ Driven to suicide by the American IRS?

Are you aware of the news about a disgruntled American who flew his private plane into the IRS Building government office at Austin, Texas and blew up himself and the office of the Internal Revenue Service ala the 9-11 WTC plane crashes?

He left a very detailed suicide letter pouring out his frustrations about the way America is living a lie and the incredible stupidity of the American public who swallow hook, line and sinker of all the propaganda that America's government dishes out despite fleecing people like him who are down on their luck, etc :

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Read here to learn more about this tragedy.

I'd like to share with you what Joe Stack published before his suicidal fly in to the IRS building?

Source : Prison Planet

If you’re reading this, you’re no doubt asking yourself, “Why did this have to happen?” The simple truth is that it is complicated and has been coming for a long time. The writing process, started many months ago, was intended to be therapy in the face of the looming realization that there isn’t enough therapy in the world that can fix what is really broken. Needless to say, this rant could fill volumes with example after example if I would let it. I find the process of writing it frustrating, tedious, and probably pointless… especially given my gross inability to gracefully articulate my thoughts in light of the storm raging in my head. Exactly what is therapeutic about that I’m not sure, but desperate times call for desperate measures.

We are all taught as children that without laws there would be no society, only anarchy. Sadly, starting at early ages we in this country have been brainwashed to believe that, in return for our dedication and service, our government stands for justice for all. We are further brainwashed to believe that there is freedom in this place, and that we should be ready to lay our lives down for the noble principals represented by its founding fathers. Remember? One of these was “no taxation without representation”. I have spent the total years of my adulthood unlearning that crap from only a few years of my childhood. These days anyone who really stands up for that principal is promptly labeled a “crackpot”, traitor and worse.

While very few working people would say they haven’t had their fair share of taxes (as can I), in my lifetime I can say with a great degree of certainty that there has never been a politician cast a vote on any matter with the likes of me or my interests in mind. Nor, for that matter, are they the least bit interested in me or anything I have to say.

Why is it that a handful of thugs and plunderers can commit unthinkable atrocities (and in the case of the GM executives, for scores of years) and when it’s time for their gravy train to crash under the weight of their gluttony and overwhelming stupidity, the force of the full federal government has no difficulty coming to their aid within days if not hours? Yet at the same time, the joke we call the American medical system, including the drug and insurance companies, are murdering tens of thousands of people a year and stealing from the corpses and victims they cripple, and this country’s leaders don’t see this as important as bailing out a few of their vile, rich cronies. Yet, the political “representatives” (thieves, liars, and self-serving scumbags is far more accurate) have endless time to sit around for year after year and debate the state of the “terrible health care problem”. It’s clear they see no crisis as long as the dead people don’t get in the way of their corporate profits rolling in.

And justice? You’ve got to be kidding!

How can any rational individual explain that white elephant conundrum in the middle of our tax system and, indeed, our entire legal system? Here we have a system that is, by far, too complicated for the brightest of the master scholars to understand. Yet, it mercilessly “holds accountable” its victims, claiming that they’re responsible for fully complying with laws not even the experts understand. The law “requires” a signature on the bottom of a tax filing; yet no one can say truthfully that they understand what they are signing; if that’s not “duress” than what is. If this is not the measure of a totalitarian regime, nothing is.

How did I get here?

My introduction to the real American nightmare starts back in the early ‘80s. Unfortunately after more than 16 years of school, somewhere along the line I picked up the absurd, pompous notion that I could read and understand plain English. Some friends introduced me to a group of people who were having ‘tax code’ readings and discussions. In particular, zeroed in on a section relating to the wonderful “exemptions” that make institutions like the vulgar, corrupt Catholic Church so incredibly wealthy. We carefully studied the law (with the help of some of the “best”, high-paid, experienced tax lawyers in the business), and then began to do exactly what the “big boys” were doing (except that we weren’t steeling from our congregation or lying to the government about our massive profits in the name of God). We took a great deal of care to make it all visible, following all of the rules, exactly the way the law said it was to be done.

The intent of this exercise and our efforts was to bring about a much-needed re-evaluation of the laws that allow the monsters of organized religion to make such a mockery of people who earn an honest living. However, this is where I learned that there are two “interpretations” for every law; one for the very rich, and one for the rest of us… Oh, and the monsters are the very ones making and enforcing the laws; the inquisition is still alive and well today in this country.

That little lesson in patriotism cost me $40,000+, 10 years of my life, and set my retirement plans back to 0. It made me realize for the first time that I live in a country with an ideology that is based on a total and complete lie. It also made me realize, not only how naive I had been, but also the incredible stupidity of the American public; that they buy, hook, line, and sinker, the crap about their “freedom”… and that they continue to do so with eyes closed in the face of overwhelming evidence and all that keeps happening in front of them.

Before even having to make a shaky recovery from the sting of the first lesson on what justice really means in this country (around 1984 after making my way through engineering school and still another five years of “paying my dues”), I felt I finally had to take a chance of launching my dream of becoming an independent engineer.

On the subjects of engineers and dreams of independence, I should digress somewhat to say that I’m sure that I inherited the fascination for creative problem solving from my father. I realized this at a very young age.

The significance of independence, however, came much later during my early years of college; at the age of 18 or 19 when I was living on my own as student in an apartment in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. My neighbor was an elderly retired woman (80+ seemed ancient to me at that age) who was the widowed wife of a retired steel worker. Her husband had worked all his life in the steel mills of central Pennsylvania with promises from big business and the union that, for his 30 years of service, he would have a pension and medical care to look forward to in his retirement. Instead he was one of the thousands who got nothing because the incompetent mill management and corrupt union (not to mention the government) raided their pension funds and stole their retirement. All she had was social security to live on.

In retrospect, the situation was laughable because here I was living on peanut butter and bread (or Ritz crackers when I could afford to splurge) for months at a time. When I got to know this poor figure and heard her story I felt worse for her plight than for my own (I, after all, I thought I had everything to in front of me). I was genuinely appalled at one point, as we exchanged stories and commiserated with each other over our situations, when she in her grandmotherly fashion tried to convince me that I would be “healthier” eating cat food (like her) rather than trying to get all my substance from peanut butter and bread. I couldn’t quite go there, but the impression was made. I decided that I didn’t trust big business to take care of me, and that I would take responsibility for my own future and myself.

Return to the early ‘80s, and here I was off to a terrifying start as a ‘wet-behind-the-ears’ contract software engineer… and two years later, thanks to the fine backroom, midnight effort by the sleazy executives of Arthur Andersen (the very same folks who later brought us Enron and other such calamities) and an equally sleazy New York Senator (Patrick Moynihan), we saw the passage of 1986 tax reform act with its section 1706.

For you who are unfamiliar, here is the core text of the IRS Section 1706, defining the treatment of workers (such as contract engineers) for tax purposes. Visit this link for a conference committee report (http://www.synergistech.com/1706.shtml#ConferenceCommitteeReport) regarding the intended interpretation of Section 1706 and the relevant parts of Section 530, as amended. For information on how these laws affect technical services workers and their clients, read our discussion here (http://www.synergistech.com/ic-taxlaw.shtml).

SEC. 1706. TREATMENT OF CERTAIN TECHNICAL PERSONNEL.

(a) IN GENERAL – Section 530 of the Revenue Act of 1978 is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new subsection:

(d) EXCEPTION. – This section shall not apply in the case of an individual who pursuant to an arrangement between the taxpayer and another person, provides services for such other person as an engineer, designer, drafter, computer programmer, systems analyst, or other similarly skilled worker engaged in a similar line of work.

(b) EFFECTIVE DATE. – The amendment made by this section shall apply to remuneration paid and services rendered after December 31, 1986.

Note:

  • “another person” is the client in the traditional job-shop relationship.
  • “taxpayer” is the recruiter, broker, agency, or job shop.
  • “individual”, “employee”, or “worker” is you.

Admittedly, you need to read the treatment to understand what it is saying but it’s not very complicated. The bottom line is that they may as well have put my name right in the text of section (d). Moreover, they could only have been more blunt if they would have came out and directly declared me a criminal and non-citizen slave. Twenty years later, I still can’t believe my eyes.

During 1987, I spent close to $5000 of my ‘pocket change’, and at least 1000 hours of my time writing, printing, and mailing to any senator, congressman, governor, or slug that might listen; none did, and they universally treated me as if I was wasting their time. I spent countless hours on the L.A. freeways driving to meetings and any and all of the disorganized professional groups who were attempting to mount a campaign against this atrocity. This, only to discover that our efforts were being easily derailed by a few moles from the brokers who were just beginning to enjoy the windfall from the new declaration of their “freedom”. Oh, and don’t forget, for all of the time I was spending on this, I was losing income that I couldn’t bill clients.

After months of struggling it had clearly gotten to be a futile exercise. The best we could get for all of our trouble is a pronouncement from an IRS mouthpiece that they weren’t going to enforce that provision (read harass engineers and scientists). This immediately proved to be a lie, and the mere existence of the regulation began to have its impact on my bottom line; this, of course, was the intended effect.

Again, rewind my retirement plans back to 0 and shift them into idle. If I had any sense, I clearly should have left abandoned engineering and never looked back.

Instead I got busy working 100-hour workweeks. Then came the L.A. depression of the early 1990s. Our leaders decided that they didn’t need the all of those extra Air Force bases they had in Southern California, so they were closed; just like that. The result was economic devastation in the region that rivaled the widely publicized Texas S&L fiasco. However, because the government caused it, no one gave a shit about all of the young families who lost their homes or street after street of boarded up houses abandoned to the wealthy loan companies who received government funds to “shore up” their windfall. Again, I lost my retirement.

Years later, after weathering a divorce and the constant struggle trying to build some momentum with my business, I find myself once again beginning to finally pick up some speed. Then came the .COM bust and the 911 nightmare. Our leaders decided that all aircraft were grounded for what seemed like an eternity; and long after that, ‘special’ facilities like San Francisco were on security alert for months. This made access to my customers prohibitively expensive. Ironically, after what they had done the Government came to the aid of the airlines with billions of our tax dollars … as usual they left me to rot and die while they bailed out their rich, incompetent cronies WITH MY MONEY! After these events, there went my business but not quite yet all of my retirement and savings.

By this time, I’m thinking that it might be good for a change. Bye to California, I’ll try Austin for a while. So I moved, only to find out that this is a place with a highly inflated sense of self-importance and where damn little real engineering work is done. I’ve never experienced such a hard time finding work. The rates are 1/3 of what I was earning before the crash, because pay rates here are fixed by the three or four large companies in the area who are in collusion to drive down prices and wages… and this happens because the justice department is all on the take and doesn’t give a fuck about serving anyone or anything but themselves and their rich buddies.

To survive, I was forced to cannibalize my savings and retirement, the last of which was a small IRA. This came in a year with mammoth expenses and not a single dollar of income. I filed no return that year thinking that because I didn’t have any income there was no need. The sleazy government decided that they disagreed. But they didn’t notify me in time for me to launch a legal objection so when I attempted to get a protest filed with the court I was told I was no longer entitled to due process because the time to file ran out. Bend over for another $10,000 helping of justice.

So now we come to the present. After my experience with the CPA world, following the business crash I swore that I’d never enter another accountant’s office again. But here I am with a new marriage and a boatload of undocumented income, not to mention an expensive new business asset, a piano, which I had no idea how to handle. After considerable thought I decided that it would be irresponsible NOT to get professional help; a very big mistake.

When we received the forms back I was very optimistic that they were in order. I had taken all of the years information to Bill Ross, and he came back with results very similar to what I was expecting. Except that he had neglected to include the contents of Sheryl’s unreported income; $12,700 worth of it. To make matters worse, Ross knew all along this was missing and I didn’t have a clue until he pointed it out in the middle of the audit. By that time it had become brutally evident that he was representing himself and not me.

This left me stuck in the middle of this disaster trying to defend transactions that have no relationship to anything tax-related (at least the tax-related transactions were poorly documented). Things I never knew anything about and things my wife had no clue would ever matter to anyone. The end result is… well, just look around.

I remember reading about the stock market crash before the “great” depression and how there were wealthy bankers and businessmen jumping out of windows when they realized they screwed up and lost everything. Isn’t it ironic how far we’ve come in 60 years in this country that they now know how to fix that little economic problem; they just steal from the middle class (who doesn’t have any say in it, elections are a joke) to cover their asses and it’s “business-as-usual”. Now when the wealthy fuck up, the poor get to die for the mistakes… isn’t that a clever, tidy solution.

As government agencies go, the FAA is often justifiably referred to as a tombstone agency, though they are hardly alone. The recent presidential puppet GW Bush and his cronies in their eight years certainly reinforced for all of us that this criticism rings equally true for all of the government. Nothing changes unless there is a body count (unless it is in the interest of the wealthy sows at the government trough). In a government full of hypocrites from top to bottom, life is as cheap as their lies and their self-serving laws.

I know I’m hardly the first one to decide I have had all I can stand. It has always been a myth that people have stopped dying for their freedom in this country, and it isn’t limited to the blacks, and poor immigrants. I know there have been countless before me and there are sure to be as many after. But I also know that by not adding my body to the count, I insure nothing will change. I choose to not keep looking over my shoulder at “big brother” while he strips my carcass, I choose not to ignore what is going on all around me, I choose not to pretend that business as usual won’t continue; I have just had enough.

I can only hope that the numbers quickly get too big to be white washed and ignored that the American zombies wake up and revolt; it will take nothing less. I would only hope that by striking a nerve that stimulates the inevitable double standard, knee-jerk government reaction that results in more stupid draconian restrictions people wake up and begin to see the pompous political thugs and their mindless minions for what they are. Sadly, though I spent my entire life trying to believe it wasn’t so, but violence not only is the answer, it is the only answer. The cruel joke is that the really big chunks of shit at the top have known this all along and have been laughing, at and using this awareness against, fools like me all along.

I saw it written once that the definition of insanity is repeating the same process over and over and expecting the outcome to suddenly be different. I am finally ready to stop this insanity. Well, Mr. Big Brother IRS man, let’s try something different; take my pound of flesh and sleep well.

The communist creed: From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.

The capitalist creed: From each according to his gullibility, to each according to his greed.

Joe Stack (1956-2010)

02/18/2010

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Go read the growing number of comments both supporting and condemning the late Joseph Andrew Stack III for his views and subsequent suicide here.

On another hand, there are now calls being made to impeach current US President Barack Hussein Obama Jr. for his failure to improve the lot of American small business owners.

Here is a You Tube video showing a large billboard which has been set up yesterday calling for the American President to be impeached :



So, for all the hype we often see and hear about the United States of America being the promised land, the home of the brave and free, reality is just not so!

Hundreds of thousands if not millions of born and bred American citizens are suffering like hell and many of them are homeless vagrants dying of cold, hunger and vicious crime on the streets of their numerous cities as we speak.

Hmmm...and here we have our own fair share of troubles plaguing this developing nation as well.

With the circus going on in the nation's Parliament, politicians pulling up all kinds of stunts to project themselves as the miracles of demockcrazy, infallible angels with halos above their narcissistic megalomaniac heads and various other traitors and criminal breachers of the people's trusts, I just shudder to think that one day, maybe one of our own citizens might just snap the way Joe Stack did over there in Austin, Texas and wham slam his or her private plane or jet into our nation's administrative capital at Putrajaya or wherever the LHDN buildings are?

Na'uzubillahiminzalik!

Rest in peace Joe Stack. You have just opened the Pandora Box over there in the USA and I believe soon to be the same worldwide with your ultimate sacrifice! Not that I condone or support such a suicide.

Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi raji`un.

* Those who question my saying such a prayer here even for a Non Muslim, please go study further your Ilm al Tawheed before you comment.

Wasn't Joe Stack one of Allah's creation as well?

I rest my case.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Sidang Akhbar Permodalan YBK ~ Saman Kerajaan Selangor esok!

SIDANG AKHBAR

Kepada Ketua Editor/Editor Kanan/Editor Berita

Daripada Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif YBK mewakili YBhg Dato’ Pengerusi, dan Ahli Lembaga Pemegang Amanah Yayasan Basmi Kemiskinan

Tarikh 24 Mac 2010

YBhg Tan Sri/Dato’/Tuan/Puan,

TINDAKAN MENFAILKAN SAMAN & TUNTUTAN GANTI RUGI OLEH PERMODALAN YBK SDN BHD TERHADAP KERAJAAN NEGERI SELANGOR BERTEMPAT DI MAHKAMAH TINGGI MALAYA SHAH ALAM

Sukacita saya merujuk kepada YBhg Tan Sri/Dato’/Tuan/Puan berkenaan perkara di atas.

2) Satu saman akan difailkan oleh Permodalan YBK Sdn Bhd, yang diwakili oleh The Chambers of Kamarul Hisham & Hasnal Rezua terhadap Kerajaan Negeri Selangor yang dijadualkan seperti berikut :-

Pada : 25 Mac 2010

Masa : 9.45 Pagi

Tempat : Mahkamah Tinggi Malaya Shah Alam, Perkarangan

Menara MRCB, No 2 Jalan Majlis 14/10 Seksyen 14,

40000 Shah Alam, Selangor.

YBhg Dato’ Pengerusi YBK akan mengadakan kenyataan akhbar sejurus selesai sesi tersebut. Semua media cetak dan media elektronik dijemput hadir membuat liputan.

Sekian, terima kasih.

……………………………………………..

(ZULHAIRY JALALUDDIN)

Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif

Yayasan Basmi Kemiskinan

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Kindness to animals is enjoined in Islam.

A fellow Malaysian @ Brother Kumar emailed me just now and asked me for my opinion regarding a case of extreme cruelty inflicted by some heartless demons in human form upon a poor stray dog at the Kepong KTM station. You can read about it here at Malaysiakini.com.

My heart bleeds upon looking at such a horrific sight.

Truly whomsoever has done this atrocity upon that poor dog is or are not true knowledgeable Muslims if they are so or just plain demons in human form?

No true Muslim or Muslims would have the heart to do this?

This is sheer barbarism which is forbidden in our Islamic teachings or just basic human decency?

Terrible! What kind of raving lunatics would descend to such a cruel sadistic manner of torturing that poor dog?

Wallahi! If this cruelty had happened in the times of the Prophet Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam, I'm pretty sure that the culprits would have been severely punished by His Holiness for their serious crime against a helpless creature like the dog above!

I sincerely hope that the poor dog has been rescued by now and the police investigate as to who are the sadistic evil culprits who tied that dog up to the fence and shoved a wooden stick down its throat?

May they be punished by Almighty Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala both here in this world and in the hereafter!

Islam does not condone such acts of cruelty against animals and all other creatures living here together with us.

The Blessed Prophet Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam was sent as a Mercy from Allah Azza Wa Jalla to all Mankind and inhabitants of the entire universes.

Here are some hadiths attesting to his kindness towards all makhluks :

His Kindness to Animals MHMD

The Prophet MHMD not only preached to the people to show kindness to each other but also to all living souls. He forbade the practice of cutting tails and manes of horses, of branding animals at any soft spot, and of keeping horses saddled unnecessarily. (Sahih Muslim,).

If he saw any animal over-loaded or ill-fed he would pull up the owner and say, "Fear Allah in your treatment of animals." (Abu Dawud, Kitab Jihad).

A companion came to him with the young ones of a bird in his sheet and said that the mother bird had hovered over them all along. He was directed to replace her offspring in the same bush. (Mishkat, Abu Dawud)

During a journey, somebody picked up some birds eggs. The bird's painful note and fluttering attracted the attention of the Prophet MHMD, who asked the man to replace the eggs. (Sahih Bukhari).

As his army marched towards Makkah to conquer it, they passed a female dog with puppies. The Prophet MHMD not only gave orders that they should not be disturbed, but posted a man to see that this was done. He stated, "Verily, there is heavenly reward for every act of kindness done to a living animal."

Volume 4, Book 56, Number 673: Narrated Abu Huraira:

The Prophet said, "While a dog was going round a well and was about to die of thirst, an Israeli prostitute who saw it suffering so, took pity upon it and took off her shoe to fetch some water from the well and gave the thirsty dog a drink. So Allah forgave her because of that good deed."

There are many other hadiths recorded about the Holy Prophet's enjoining us who are Muslims to be kind to all creatures and our fellow beings but in today's self centered world, not that many of us bother to put to practice such noble teachings and end up being sadistic and cruel needlessly.

Brother Kumar, thanks for alerting me to this incident and please update me as to the condition of the poor dog?

Hope you have now learned that Islam forbids us to inflict any such cruelty upon animals who can't speak for themselves.

May we all learn to care for one another in peace and understanding.

Ameen.

Seal of Ignorance ~ Surah Al Baqarah Verses 6 & 7

Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.

Dear brothers and sisters, Ikhwanul Muslimin na wal Muslimat,

The widespreading of ignorance amongst the masses today with regard to the do's and don'ts of our Islamic faith is actually quite worrying.

Practically, not a day goes by without some poor soul getting into hot soup for the silliest of reasons and when asked as to why they did that, the usual reply one hears nowadays is that they didn't know that it is wrong to do this and that?

Society today is much more enamored with wanting to know what this politician said or swore that he or she is telling nothing but the truth or whatever he or she had imagined the truth to be so?

Politics, social issues and matters that concern the safety and well being of this nation and its citizens make up the bulk of this nation's worries and most of the time justice takes a flying leap into the nearest body of water or whatever polluted balance of a devastated environment we still have left?

Don't even start with religious issues. There's a whole cess pit of miscreants and screwups at large polluting and confusing the many altered minds we have roaming the streets and roads of this befuddled nation that we call as our home.

Sad to say, most of our fellow citizens are being besieged by a torrent of moronus ignoramus. A wave of couldn't carelessness that seems to affect most of them who find themselves running foul of not only the law and societal values but most worryingly, these state of being clueless about the most basic of one's station in life and not even bothering to put themselves right despite being reminded about it every now and then?

In Surah Al Baqarah, Chapter 2 Verses 1 and 2, Allah reveals :

1. Alif-lam-meem

1. A.L.M.


2. Thalika alkitabu la rayba feehi hudan lilmuttaqeena

2. This is the Book;
In it is guidance sure, without doubt,
To those who fear God;

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Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala has revealed for us His Holy Al Quran Al Karim which comes to abrogate all earlier revelations and scriptures which were sent to mankind through various prophets and messengers relevant to their times and culminated with the sending of The Final Testament to us.

This is the blessed noble Holy Qur'an which is preserved in its original form of revelations to us without a single jot or word missing. It was revealed in Arabic and remains pure and absolute despite the passage of time since the passing of the blessed messenger a thousand four hundred over years ago.

Mankind today have before them the best of modern communications technology which can be best utilized to study and carry out research as to our origins, our current situations and our destinies.

Despite all these modern advancements in the field of science and technology, there remains a basic and most important need for Mankind to attain and achieve a spiritual balance to ensure a healthy state of living.

One really needs to strive his or her level best to keep oneself well in both aspects of achieving a healthy body and soul.

With regard to the latest developments relating to the issue of the Catholic Church of Malaysia's demand that they be allowed to use the term 'Allah' in lieu of the Malay word 'Tuhan' to describe the triune deities that they worship which is the Trinity of 'The Father, The Son and The Holy Ghost, one needs to study in depth the implications of allowing such a blasphemy upon the nation's Muslim community.

To me as a Muslim, I feel offended to learn that there are kaffirs out there who do not actually worship Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala but make blasphemous claims that what they worship is the same Allah that we Muslims pray to?

To me that's a total lie and even Christians who live in the West object to the call of certain Catholic Church officials to change the usual reference to the 'God' they have been worshiping to 'Allah'.

For any Muslim to stay complacent and accepting such a blasphemous claim by the Catholic Church of Malaysia, he or she is liable to be charged with having committed Shirik Al Akbar, a major sin that Allah the Almighty swears He will never forgive!

6. Inna allatheena kafaroo sawaon AAalayhim aanthartahum am lam tunthirhum la yu/minoona

6. As to those who reject Faith, It is the same to them, Whether thou warn them Or do not warn them; They will not believe.


7. Khatama Allahu AAala quloobihim waAAala samAAihim waAAala absarihim ghishawatun walahum AAathabun AAatheemun

7. Allah hath set a seal On their hearts and on their hearing, And on their eyes is a veil;
Great is the penalty they (incur).

SadaqAllah hal adzhim.
Truthful indeed is Allah the Most Powerful.

Have you not come across those who hail from families that are known for their lineage and supposedly noble heritage only to see their actions mirror the nefarious ones amongst the Disbelievers?

They shameless parade themselves in the society pages of gossip magazines and pout for the camera in order to present their social standing and class before the masses. Little do they realize that all such excesses will return to haunt them when they have no choice but to stand before The Maker Himself?

The irony is that even the offspring of the not so well to do uninhibitedly grace the You Tubes and online forums exposing their infidelity before Ar Rahman and throw themselves and the remnants of their honor and reputation before the global audience.

What can we say except offer them our sincere condolences for destroying whatever little honor they had left?

Kesalahfahaman tentang permulaan Ad Deenul Islam.

Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.

Ikhwanul Muslimin na wal Muslimat yang saya kasihi.

Semoga tuan puan semua dilindungi Allahu Ta'ala dari kekeliruan akidah yang kini hebat melanda umat Islam sedunia terutama sekali di rantau Asia Tenggara ini akibat termakan dakyah pihak kaffir yang ternyata mahir memainkan sentimen 'kemangsaan' angkara tindak tanduk sebilangan dari jamaah Al Islamiyyah yang melatah bertindak spontan mengikut rentak perang saraf yang sudah sekian lama didalangi musuh musuh ummah.

Saya merujuk kepada tindakan kekerasan yang dilakukan keatas massa oleh para pengebom pembunuh diri, peletupan bangunan bangunan awam, prasarana kegunaan massa dan pelbagai lagi tindakan jenayah yang mengorbankan nyawa mereka yang tidak ada kaitan langsung dengan musibah yang melanda ummah.

Segala tindak tanduk pihak pihak berjenama 'mujahidin' Islam ini sebenarnya menghancurkan maruah Ad Deenul Islam yang hebat ditohmah segala pihak baik dari puak kaffir mahupun dari kalangan mereka yang berwatak 'serigala berbulu bebiri' dan 'sebagai bebara api didalam sekam', meredap secara diam diam tetapi lama kelamaan membakar dan menghancurkan wadah perjuangan ummah tanpa terisytihar!

Saya menyeru tuan tuan dan puan puan, abang abang, kakak kakak, cendekiawan cendekiawan dan sarjana sarjana Islam yang mempunyai kefahaman agama yang tinggi supaya tampil bersuara, menyampaikan risalah agama berteraskan hakikat Islam yang mana anda semua telah sedia mempelajari kepada massa dengan ikhlas fisabilillah!

Tampil lah anda sekelian membimbing umat ini tanpa mengharapkan ganjaran duniawi demi menyelamatkan akidah Muslimin dan Muslimat dari terpesong secara beransur angkara kelesuan bijak pandai Islam untuk secara terus menangani polemik soal isu isu berkaitan agama kita yang semakin hangat dibakar media massa.

Salah satu kesalahfahaman umat Islam kita hari ini adalah beranggapan bahawa Islam ini bermula hanya dengan kedatangan Rasulullah Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam, Muhammad ibni Abdullah pada tahun 632 Masehi!

Tidakkah mereka tahu bahawa Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala mengajar tentang Al Islam kepada Ayahanda Sekelian Manusia iaitu Nabi Adam Alaihis Salam, manusia pertama yang dicipta Allah secara zahir dari tanah yang diambil oleh Izra'il Alaihis Salam dari seluruh pelusuk mukabumi ini?

30. Wa-ith qala rabbuka lilmala-ikati innee jaAAilun fee al-ardi khaleefatan qaloo atajAAalu feeha man yufsidu feeha wayasfiku alddimaa wanahnu nusabbihu bihamdika wanuqaddisu laka qala innee aAAlamu ma la taAAlamoona

30. Dan (ingatlah) ketika Tuhanmu berfirman kepada Malaikat; "Sesungguhnya Aku hendak menjadikan seorang khalifah di bumi". Mereka bertanya (tentang hikmat ketetapan Tuhan itu dengan berkata): "Adakah Engkau (Ya Tuhan kami) hendak menjadikan di bumi itu orang yang akan membuat bencana dan menumpahkan darah (berbunuh-bunuhan), padahal kami sentiasa bertasbih dengan memujiMu dan mensucikanMu?". Tuhan berfirman: "Sesungguhnya Aku mengetahui akan apa yang kamu tidak mengetahuinya".

30. Behold, thy Lord said to the angels: "I will create A vicegerent on earth." They said: "Wilt Thou place therein one who will make Mischief therein and shed blood?— Whilst we do celebrate Thy praises And glorify Thy holy (name)?" He said: "I know what ye know not."

Perbincangan : Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala memaklumkan kepada para malaikatNya akan hasrat Allah Azza Wa Jalla untuk mencipta manusia dan bilamana para malaikat mempersoalkan hasrat Allah Maha Agong itu maka Allah menyatakan bahawa Ia mengetahui apa yang para malaikatNya tidak!

31. WaAAallama adama al-asmaa kullaha thumma AAaradahum AAala almala-ikati faqala anbi-oonee bi-asma-i haola-i in kuntum sadiqeena

31.Dan Ia (Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala) telah mengajarkan Nabi Adam, akan segala nama benda-benda dan gunanya, kemudian ditunjukkannya kepada malaikat lalu Ia berfirman: "Terangkanlah kepadaKu nama benda-benda ini semuanya jika kamu golongan yang benar".

31. And He taught Adam the nature of all things; then He placed them before the angels, and said: "Tell Me The nature of these if ye are right?"

Perbincangan : Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala sendiri yang mengajar Nabi Adam Alaihis Salam @ Bapa segala manusia akan perihal segala sesuatu tanpa bantuan sebarang makhluk lain!

Kita harus sedar tentang betapa tingginya kemuliaan Ayahanda Kita semua @ Nabi Adam Alaihis Salam di didik dan di ajar secara terus oleh Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala sendiri. Tanpa perantaraan mana mana makhluk lain!

Cuba fikir balik samada Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala akan mengajar Nabi Adam Alaihis Salam @ Khalifah Allah akan agama lain?

Tidak ada sesiapa pun selain Adam Alaihis Salam ketika itu. Hanya Ad Deenul Islam yang di ajarkan kepada Nabi Adam Alaihis Salam. Didalam bentuk mukadimahnya. Iaitu bersaksikan bahawa Tiada Tuhan Selain Allah! Muhammad itu Pesuruh Allah!

Didalam pembelajaran Ilmu Tasawwuf yang saya belajar semasa mengikuti kuliah kuliah ilmu tersebut dari Syaikh saya, diterangkan tentang lafaz Kalimah Tauhid yang di ajar Allahu Rabbul Alamin kepada Ayahanda kita Adam Alaihis Salam yakni Lafaz Dua Kalimah Syahadah ' Asyhadu an La Ila ha il lall Laah! Wa asy hadu anna Muhammad Rasul Allah!'

Ini berdasarkan hakikat bahawa bagi setiap Muslimin dan Muslimat yang mendalami pelajaran Ilmu Tauhid dan asas asas kejadian Adam Alaihis Salam akan mengetahui bahawasanya segala sesuatu didalam alam ciptaan Allah subhanahu Wa Ta'ala ini diciptakan Allah dari ciptaan awalNya yaitu Nur Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam!

Keyakinan seseorang Muslim didalam bab ini tidak boleh ada barang setitik was was atau keraguan terhadap hakikat ini kerana jika dihayati akan keujudan diri kita sendiri serta sekelian makhluk makhluk yang bernyawa adalah terdiri dari jisim zahir dan ruh yang batin.

Tanpa ruh yang hidup dengan izin Allah didalam setiap makhluk yang nyata maka ianya cuma tinggal sebagai jasad yang mati, tidak bernyawa.

Terpulang kepada setiap individu yang berupaya memikir dan memahami akan realiti ini untuk beriman terhadap Allahu Rabbul Alamin yang Maha Perkasa serta Ghaib dari pandangan lahiriyah kita?

Kesedaran tentang alam ghaib dan alam nyata itu tertakluk kepada keupayaan seseorang itu untuk menghayati realiti semasa?

Begitu juga dengan pemahaman tentang ilmu ilmu agama dan ilmu bersifat duniawi. Ianya tidak sama dan tidak akan sama diantara penghayatan ilmu ilmu sedemikian diantara satu sama lain.

Hakikat bahawasanya Rasulullah yakni Nabi Muhammad ibni Abdullah, Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam, Penghulu keatas sekelian para nabi dan rasul adalah yang paling dihormati Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala sendiri sehingga terakam didalam Kitab Suci Junjungan kita semua @ Al Quranul Karim puncak penghormatan itu didalam Ayat ke 56 Surah Al Ahzaab :

56. Inna Allaha wamala-ikatahu yusalloona AAala alnnabiyyi ya ayyuha allatheena amanoo salloo AAalayhi wasallimoo tasleeman

56. Sesungguhnya Allah dan malaikatNya berselawat (memberi segala penghormatan dan kebaikan) kepada Nabi (Muhammad s.a.w); wahai orang-orang yang beriman berselawatlah kamu kepadanya serta ucapkanlah salam sejahtera dengan penghormatan yang sepenuhnya.

56. Allah and His Angels send blessings upon the Prophet: O ye that believe! Send ye blessings on him, And salute him ; With all respect.

Hakikat sebegitu tingginya penghormatan Allah Rabbul Alamin dan para MalaikatNya terhadap Rasul Sallallahu Alaihi Wassallam berasas akan keluhuran peribadi junjungan mulia kita iaitu Muhammad al Ummiyyi, Sayyidul Mursalin, Rahmatulillahi Rabbil Alamin.

Terus terang saya katakan disini bahawa saya tidak hairan akan mereka yang jahil tahap sombong tidak mahu di ajar dan degil tidak mahu menerima kebenaran dan hakikat Ad Deenul Islam ini.

Mereka akan merasa sendiri hasil kedegilan dan kesombongan mereka dari menerima Kalam Allah dan Amanah Rasulullah Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam.

Islam itulah yang awal sekali di ajar kepada Ayahanda kita semua @ Nabi Adam Alaihi Salam.

Islam itu juga yang terakhir sekali disempurnakan pengajarannya melalui Khataman Anbiyya iaitu Muhammad al Mustafa Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam.

Kebenaran Islam hanya boleh dihayati oleh hati hati dan jiwa jiwa yang suci serta bersih dari sebarang buruk sangka dan sombong tak tentu arah.

Siapakah kita didalam menghadapi persoalan ini?

Hanya mereka yang beriman dan beramal dengan Amanah Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala yang akan dapat menjawabnya.

Wabillahi Taufik Wal Hidayah.

Wassalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

NOBISHA ~ Book launch at KL International Book Fair 2010

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I attended my fellow blogger @ NOBISHA's book launch at the KL International Book Fair (2010) at Dewan Tun Hussein Onn, PWTC this afternoon.
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Congratulated him on his book launch and wished him all the best in his endeavors. Norizan bin Shariff is a prolific blogger and has been a regular guest appearing on ASTRO AWANI's talk shows where he would be amongst the panel of political observers sharing their views about the current political situation in this country.
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I was a tad too early for the book launch which was scheduled for 3pm so I just congratulated him in advance and wished him well.

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"TUNGGU APA LAGI?" is the title of his book. Sells for just RM15.00. Those who are into politics might want to read what Nobisha has to say?

Friday, March 19, 2010

16th September 2008 ~ In Memoriam?





Once again, the historic 16th September, 2008 which was promised to be the day that the BN Federal Government was supposed to be packed off into the annals of this nation's history is being bandied about in Parliament.

The newly independent MP for Bayan Baru, Dato Seri Zahrain Hashim has exposed the names of at least 8 BN MP's who were said to be amongst those willing to join the Pakatan Rakyat and enable Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim to seize power and form the Pakatan Rakyat Federal Government of Malaysia in yesterday's Parliament session.

What I question is the way Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim rubbishes off what is already public knowledge and proven further by the evidence of such a plan above?

Watch the videos above and refer to the actual reports in even the mainstream media portals where most of its readers were so optimistic that such a change in the federal government was really going to take place back then?

Click here and here to read about it. Read too a blogger's point of view about the subject here.

Surely such a thing did take place! Why all the denials, now?

Bloody ridiculous, ain't it?

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Malaysian Parliamentarians and their unending dramatics.

So, its back to the usual theatrics put up by our quite predictable bunch of parliamentarians or in the real sense a group of egocentric narcissistic individuals who happened to be voted into power by an electorate who have no choice in the selection of these persons in the first place?

Just look back at the 12th General Elections. All the current 'independent' MP's except for the Pasir Mas Ibrahim Ali were elected on the tickets of their respective former parties.

Come to think of it, did we elect the candidates based upon their personal standings or did we vote for the political party or coalition that they represented?

So here we are, facing the political circus once again.

The Malaysian Parliament is now in session and with it the usual circus acts take place without fail despite the admonishment by the Yang Di Pertuan Agong for the MP's to conduct themselves in a manner befitting their positions as the elected representatives of the people.

But as we all learned later, the usual culprits misbehaved once again and walked out of the hallowed halls of Parliament, betraying the trusts of the people whom they pledged to represent whenever their incessant demands were not met.

It has sadly come to this. A nation held in ransom by the antics of those who think that they are God's precious gift to this country going wild?

We are stuck with the lot till the next GE. Poor Malaysia!

In the meantime, watch the latest dramatics unleashed by the now 'independent Bayan Baru MP Dato Seri Zahrain who has turned into the proverbial Judas and plunged his verbal dagger into the back of the flustered Opposition Chief Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim and exposed Anwar's failed 16th September 2008 coup d'etat to takeover the Federal Government by inducing the BN MP's to flop over to the Pakatan Rakyat :


Hehehehe!

Unable to remain there taking all of Zahrain's barbs coming at him, the Opposition Chief hightailed it out of the Dewan Rakyat pronto! :P

Malaysian Parliament for you ladies and gentlemen, is truly in session.

Don't you miss Dato Seri S Samy Vellu and his 'Saya tadak takut sama you lah' tantrums? :P