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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

UMNO Youth's 'Monkey Business' - Someone Baiting Bloggers?

I received an sms while I was in Penang yesterday, from a fellow Blogger about my name being listed amongst UMNO's hit list as being circulated in the Blogosphere.

Well, that's news to me. I for one don't know whether this is really true or just some spineless cyber sniper's way of instigating trouble between us Bloggers of Malaysia and the powers that be or just plain rumormongering by certain quarters to gauge and see what will our reactions be to such an offensive and yet childish prank of 'name calling' purported to be done by this nation's ruling party's Deputy Youth Chief ?

I am not interested to engage with some lamebrain writer hiding under a pseudonym or cybertrooper who doesn't have the 'male sac's to identify himself behind such a provocative and personal attack against us, bloggers in general!

Did Khairy Jamaludin refer to us Malaysian Bloggers as that?

If he truly did as it is being reported, then it's a sad day for the nation to have a ruling party's deputy leader issuing nonsensical insults such as that! I hope KJ will clarify on this.

I can't believe that an educated young chap such as KJ would be reduced to such petty name calling as he is being reported to have uttered against us?

He's the World Halal Forum Chairman! Someone who needs to be well cultured and decent!

I wouldn't be surprised if it was done by those 'warong politicians' and kedai mamak YB's who are widespread all over this nation, were to call bloggers as monkeys or whatever because those country bumpkins would know nuts between a blog and a web portal?

I still await for proof that KJ did just that! I don't take seriously what ball carrying websites report or castigate against us true citizen bloggers of Malaysia!

To me, those ball carriers do not deserve an iota of our attention because they do not have the integrity to stand on their own and engage in a meaningful discourse or public forum as true gentlemen of a civilized nation.

Does this nation not have a population of mature, civil, decent citizens capable of genuine debate or discussions as per what we would expect from a nation that is about to reach it's golden age of 50 years?

A free democratic nation being independent from the last Colonial Masters in the form of the British Empire back then in 1957 to now being a land where its citizens are dictated to and oppressed by such vile and disgusting purveyors of pretentious and delusional tyrants in the form of the cybertroopers who are out to wreak havoc amongst us Malaysians of this nation?

I am not one who is keen to engage in filth mongering as being propagated by the 'has been's' and the 'wannabe's' of this nation's political theatre.

I have better things to do such as attempting to unify the Muslim Bloggers of Malaysia first and eventually the whole wide world and come to a better understanding between us and look for a common platform where we can engage in carrying out Dakwah al Islamiyah to all Mankind.

I would welcome constructive debate and discussions between us and our libelers instead of wallowing with them who love being so petty and idiotic in issuing illogical assumptions and statements vilifying us Bloggers who love this nation and are just out to speak up for ourselves as rightful citizens of Malaysia.

Lest they forget, we who are Bloggers, are also rightful citizens of this country and who are also amongst the very voters who stood in the hot blazing sun and voted for some idiots who during Election time are so bloody nice to us but after getting elected into power and position, so conveniently forget us common citizens and ignore us for another 5 miserable years!

It's so sickening to have to witness such irresponsible pontificating attitudes of those who hide under anonymity of being webmasters of this site and that ; yet issue unnecessary challenges and spew insults to those of us Malaysian citizens who happen to be Bloggers.

Bloggers are not the enemy here, you numbskull's! Better get your information, objectives and understandings right.

Learn to appreciate valuable feedback and citizen journalism from those of us Bloggers of Malaysia who care about the nation.

To go and spew fitnah against your fellow Muslims and citizen brothers here in the Kingdom of Malaysia, will only see those of you who are the culprits itching for a showdown between the authorities and those of us who are just exercising our rights to speak as legitimate citizens of Malaysia, will be held answerable before Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala for attempting to create animosity and ill will between the 'Ulul Amri' and the 'Umara!

In Malay, this is called 'mengadu domba' @ 'instigating trouble' which is a grievous sin in Islam.

As I have said in my earlier postings, we Bloggers are not the anti-establishment people folks like this or this make us out to be!

It is those who irresponsibly issue inflammatory statements like what I hear and read from sites such as this, that makes me feel so sad to see such buffoonery going on in this nation under guise of taking the citizens who are just voicing out against blatant corruption and injustice to task!

If they are truly Muslims to the letter, then do swear before Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala that we are as they accuse us to be troublemakers?

Swear upon the Holy Qur'an if they are righteous failing which they better repent and ask for Allah's Forgiveness lest it becomes a liability against them that will take them straight to we know where later in the Hereafter!

Na'uzubillahi min zalik! Fear Allah's Wrath and stop libeling us Bloggers just because some bloody spineless cyber snipers took pot shots at your beloved patrons.

I am not interested to engage in useless banter with the likes of paid instigators for I have no political ambitions on my part and couldn't care less as to who is what or holds whatever bloody post here in this temporal life!

All I am concerned about is the welfare and future of my fellow Muslim Ummah and that of my fellow Malaysian citizens, irrespective of creed, social standings or color!

Anyway, sometimes it is pointless to bother about those who are clouded in their judgments and fail to see the right from the wrong.

It is all up to the Will and Taqdeer of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala.

La haula wala quwwata illa billahil aliyyil azheem! Allahu Akbar! Wallillahill hamd.

Traveller's Tales - My 3rd trip to my Herbalist in Kepala Batas, Penang

Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.

Alhamdulillah. I am back home in KL after a day's journey back to my Herbalist Phang Oo Lang for my monthly Diabetes Mellitus Blood Sugar Level and Urine Check up and replenishing my herbal treatment.

I took the MARAliner to Butterworth from Puduraya Terminal, KL. Usually, I'd take the Transnasional Express Bus Service but since I missed the 0900am bus, I opted for the MARAliner service. The fare was RM24.00 from KL to Butterworth. I managed to secure a single seat for the 10.30am trip.

MARAliner had a clean, spacious coach and the driver plus his assistant was very helpful and courteous as well. I will be taking the MARAliner from now on for my monthly trips to my herbalist @ Phang Oo Lang in Kepala Batas, Insya Allah.

I reached Kepala Batas by 4.00pm after a 40 minutes stop at Bukit Seguntang R & R along the PLUS North-South Highway at about 2.00pm.

I called up the herbal centre and they dispatched Phang Oo Lang's son, Phang Phek Kee to fetch me at the Kepala Batas Complex.

I was pleasantly surprised to get a 'Zero' Urine Sugar level and a not too bad reading of 12.8 in the Blood Sugar level test.

12.8 is what I received in the blood sugar level test which was done after I fasted from 8.00pm in the night till 0800hours in the next morning at the Lady Templar Hospital Health Clinic at Cheras.

So, to get the same reading after a month of uninhibited eating of foods, and getting what I got during my first check up seemed not too bad.

Alhamdulillah, for Allah's Mercy for me to get such an effective herbal treatment from Phang Oo Lang, my resident Herbalist since the last few months.

I am quite happy with the results and will continue taking his herbal prescriptions for as long as I shall live. Ameen.

Price wise, the herbal treatment costs me RM100.00 per month. 3 capsules in the morning after breakfast and 3 capsules after dinner.

In between I take a tablet of Metformin after each meal supplied by the Ministry of Health through it's Cheras Clinic for just RM1.00 for 2 month's supply.

I thank Allah Azza Wa Jalla for the consideration of the Health Ministry to keep such important medications so cheaply priced for us citizens.

At least, this is one part of the government that must be appreciated for keeping its citizens well supplied with medications at practically no costs to us.

Islam teaches us to be grateful for the kindness that the ruler does ; and to me this is surely very appropriate to show my gratitude to the relevant authorities.

Terima kasih Kementerian Kesihatan.

I would also like to thank my herbalist Mr.Phang Oo Lang for keeping his herbal medication affordable for folks like me.

This is my blood sugar test result after a month of experimental no holds barred eating. By that I mean , just eating normal foods such as what I enjoyed before knowing that I am a diabetic.

This is truly a success. My urine sugar level registered zero. Last month, the reading was 300.


I hope those of you who are diabetic to check out Phang Oo Lang's Herbal Treatment Centre at Kepala Batas and go get treatment there before its too late.

If you want to get well , then by all means go look for the cure or at least, try out his herbal treatment.

You will be pleased with the results ; if you follow his instructions and not take this as a joke.

If it is to be, it is up to you and me.

I for one, can vouch for him that his treatment works with the Mercy and Consent of Almighty Allah.

You owe it to yourselves to realize that nothing will change in our life's until and unless we do something positive to change the course of our fate!

Where, there's a will, there will surely be a way!

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Malaysian Bloggers aren't totally anti-establishment

Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.

I wish to state to the Malaysian Government authorities that not all Malaysian Bloggers especially those of us who disclose our true identities upfront and write responsibly are anti-establishment.

Speaking for myself as a Malaysian blogging citizen and a registered Malaysian voter, I am all for good government and accountability by those who have been elected to rule over us.

I am also of the opinion that those who have chosen to write blogs and websites exercise responsible monitoring of what they share or allow to be in their sites.

Bloggers in my opinion are their own media publishing entities who have access to sharing whatever news or views to the online public and worldwide readers about all that they choose to publish.

As such, can we Bloggers delude ourselves that we are free to write as we please without taking responsibility over our deeds?

I say that is totally illogical and irresponsible of anyone in Blogosphere to think so.

Many fear repercussions from the Malaysian authorities such as what happened to Nathaniel Tan and also Malaysia-Today webmaster Raja Petra Kamarudin who was summoned to the Dang Wangi District Police Headquarters to give his statements regarding the postings and comments in his site.

I can understand the fear of being spirited away by the agencies of the Malaysian authorities whose very job functions are to follow direct orders from the Internal Security and Home Affairs Ministry or any other relevant powers without question and just execute those orders to the letter.

As the Malay saying goes, "Kalau takut dilambung ombak; jangan berumah ditepian pantai" which means' If you fear being washed away by the waves ; do not build your homes by the seashore!'

Blogging is not just an idle thing to do IF one touches on social, politics or religious issues.

This is an undertaking that merits accountability and legally binding responsibility when we write about such matters.

You can say that there exist 'occupational risks' when one comments on matters that involve matters such as what social-political and religious matters which are sensitive in nature and have repercussions against any one person or grouping which publishes articles, comments or reports touching on the affairs of others, private or official.

So, the matter at hand today concerns the matter of facing up to the liability of Bloggers who are in practice individual publishers of media content to the online public and worldwide readers and audience.

Yesterday, at the Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall, concerned Bloggers asked Sivarasa Rasiah, a lawyer about the liabilities, rights and responsibilities that is incumbent upon them as Bloggers and website owners.

The Malaysian Government, being the authority elected to run the affairs of this land naturally would feel threatened by the emergence of Bloggers as a free media devoid of their control especially when the internet is a free agent of communication that will be almost impossible to censor or exercise control without coming to affect the reputation and financial dealings of this country IF the authorities decide to clampdown on the internet access of the ones who blog anonymously or even those amongst us who identify ourselves straightforward to the world.

No one likes to be criticized day in day out without resorting to retaliate by whatever means one has at one's disposal or by way of authority.

So, the onus goes back to us Bloggers. What do we really want to achieve?

If we want a better government and a responsible government, aren't there better ways to go about achieving it?

When cyber snipers start taking potshots at those in authority without being willing to expose their true identities, even if they publish facts and proofs of any government official's wrongdoing, their exposes fail to hold water because they did all those exposes whilst hiding under a pseudonym or anonymity.

Such an expose thus lacks credibility because of the legal aspect of being just another 'poison pen letter' where the publisher hides behind a veil of mystery.

This in turn ricochets against the very person him or herself by way of not giving credence to the accusations or charges against the corrupt ones who abuse their power.

The way that the legal system operates in this world, one can't expect to achieve the desired results when exposing any crime or wrongdoing when one chooses to shoot at the intended target from the dark.

Even when people lodge reports officially and dare to be upfront in exercising their rights as citizens of a democratic country, officialdom and bureaucracy tends to bury all such reports in the sea of redtape and purposeful manipulation of how things are run in any justice system here that Mankind come up themselves and put aside the Supreme Constitution of Almighty Allah.

Lack of accountability or willpower to uphold God's True Laws and Constitution to all Mankind in the true sense of it.

Its easy to say this and that but without credibility and accountability of what one publishes in one's blogs or websites renders all the proof and exposes that one makes against the authorities be dismissed off as irrelevant by those who do not hold true to the trust and commandments of Almighty Allah, Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala.

What I would like to say to the authorities reading this , is simply to look at Bloggers from a positive angle except those who hide under a pseudonym or anonymity.

The Malaysian Government can benefit from getting precious and sincere feedback from the Citizens of Malaysia who choose to be Bloggers by checking up on the info that is being published and see if it is true?

If the info is not true and proven to be a fabrication by the particular Blogger or Website publisher, then by all means they ought to be taken to task and if found guilty, be dealt with in the manner of what the law prescribes according to the matter.

We also need to see that justice is upheld and taken against those who are reported to have committed crimes whilst holding office and when proven to be true, be dealt with according to the Laws of this nation.

We can't escape being held to account before Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala in the Akhirat.

We will face Him with our Book of Deeds, where not a jot , not an iota of our doings will be missed by the Recorders of our Deeds, the two Malaikats ascribed to each and everyone of us, no matter who we are, here on Earth?

Surely as Mukmins, we all know that Malaikat Raqib on our right records each and every good deed, thought or wish that we do or plan in our minds.

Malaikat 'Atid on our left records each sin that we do after 6 hours pass without our repentance of committing whatever sin that we did.

Those who are learned in the 'Ilm of Islam know that this is true. We are under constant monitoring of the Malaikats of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala and Allah SWT Himself, 24/7.

Sometimes I think of all those who spy on others without realizing that they themselves are being under surveillance, for as long as they live.

All that I am asking here is for our rulers to be wise, rational and realistic about the Blogging phenomena.

It is all up to them as to how to look at things. If they choose to look at it positively, they are today being offered so much unbiased information to choose from and gather as their intelligence as to what the grassroots are saying, free from editing or manipulation by those with vested interests in misleading the very top authorities.

If they decide otherwise, well, what good is that going to do for the spirit of freedom that we hear every now and then but actually do not get to put to practice within the legal framework and rights of a voting citizen of the Kingdom of Malaysia?

I am not saying that people can be let loose and do as they please. Accountability. It works both ways.

The present government ought to deliver on its Election promises as stated on its manifesto to us , Malaysia's citizens. We all know that this is yet to be delivered in full yet the next GE is looming around the corner.

Both the government and the citizens ought to come to a mutual understanding between us and each party conduct themselves as responsibly and honorably as enjoined upon us by Allah!

A citizen is wrong before Allah SWT if he or she does not obey a just and rightful leader.

Likewise , any leader is held accountable and will be taken to task by Our Creator if the leader is unjust and victimizes his or her subjects. It's the truth, isn't it?

Instead of creating an atmosphere and climate of fear, I call upon the Malaysian authorities to engage with the Bloggers of Malaysia in a win win manner and hold a general series of seminars or forums where responsible Bloggers are accorded their true rights and freedom of dialogue with the authorities instead of just going on a 'witch hunt' against any Blogger picked at random and victimized for the crimes of the spineless cyber snipers out there in the Malaysian Blogosphere or elsewhere.

I know that most of us Bloggers won't object if action is taken against those who are really guilty in creating the current dilemma of Bloggers being ruled as 'liars and troublemakers in general' by the government when they have nothing to do with the cyber snipers.

Yesterday, most of us at Nat's forum agreed that Bloggers must moderate their blogs and censor out unfounded allegations or insensitive comments which can harm the delicate and fragile balance of our multi ethnic and multi faithed nation of mostly peace loving Malaysians.

If the Malaysian Government can stay calm and collected over this matter by taking appropriate actions to engage in constructive dialogues and discuss with us Bloggers in a manner befitting our status as a democratic country that is also a dynamic developing leading nation in South East Asia and the world, I am sure that the whole nation can gain much from this proposal to have dialogues instead of allowing dissent to grow and spread amongst the people by this clampdown being urged by those who are just being overly emotional and not looking at the root cause for all this anti this and anti that online warfare going on.

We can then come to an amicable solution to remove and reduce the prevailing unhealthy atmosphere and feelings of distrust brewing between the citizens and the authorities.

I would like to round up this rather lengthy post by stating that as a Malaysian Muslim Blogger, I am all for a mutual understanding between Bloggers and the Government of Malaysia.

Wabillahi Taufeek Wal Hidayah. Wassalamu Alaikum Warahmatullahi Ta'ala Wabarakatuh.

Malaysian MP's. Mimosa Pudica's or Mediocre Perspectives?

I refer to the manner by which our Malaysian Parliamentarians behave in the nation's highest institution of legal authority and platform where the laws of this country is tabled, debated and passed or amended.

We all know how a majority of the Members of Parliament behave in a manner that is ungentlemanly, rude, uncouth and expose their base natures of being uncultured and at times so vulgar in both their speech, mannerisms and attitudes in that 'august' house where the affairs of this nation are put to discussion.

I am ashamed to see the way our nation's supposedly top leaders and elected representatives of the Malaysian people every now and then reduced to being mere village idiots by the crass mannerisms where they hurl abuses, insults, challenges to one another especially where we see Cabinet Ministers and Opposition leaders behave like uneducated gangsters and common hoodlums except that these people are dressed in suits and label themselves as 'Yang Berhormat's' @ 'Respectable One's.

Frankly speaking, I believe that most Malaysians who are unfortunate to be witnesses to the tantrums and name callings taking place in the Malaysian Parliament have shaken their heads in disbelief and hung their heads in shame after looking at the manner by which their MP's behave or in this case 'misbehave' in the country's Parliament!

I have seen schoolchildren conduct themselves in a much more civilized manner and proper decorum in school debates compared to the MP's whom I wish to label as 'Mimosa Pudica's who have failed us in their pledge to conduct the affairs of representing the citizens who voted them into office and power in a responsible manner during their tenure in government.

There are also cases where the antics of these politicians are featured in the You in cleverly edited videoclips highlighting the crude language and unparliamentary attitudes of those who are elected to be Chief Minister's and Cabinet Minister's.

This is the original clip of the MB Pahang's outburst in the Pahang State Assembly.

Do we even wonder why a growing number of the impressionable youth of today in this country behave as they do? Follow the leaders?

I sure wish that they don't! We don't need to see such types polluting the hearts and minds of our nation's population.

Sometimes, one wonders just what is in store for this country? Fistfights in Parliament like what we see take place in Taiwan, India and other countries?

May Allah SWT save us all from such a tragedy! Our nation's MP's are clearly a sorry example of how similar they are to the Mimosa Pudica. 'Touch me not's!'

I wish that anyone who wants to run for government be a graduate of the School of Good Manners, which is sadly, not the case anymore as this nation slowly but surely edges towards a social meltdown due to an incompetent and apathetic 'what can I do?' misleadership.

I know it, you know it, every Malaysian knows it but as usual it will just get from bad to worse from now till the Doomsday!

May Allah save the Malaysians from such kind that we have masquerading as the 'Yang Berhormat's' of our unfortunate Parliament. Ameen.

I long for the day when we can see them conduct themselves in a manner befitting their posts.

Nathaniel Tan 's forum on Blogger's Liabilities at SCAH

Saturday, 28th July, 2007.
Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall, Kuala Lumpur.

I attended Nathaniel Tan's small get together with fellow Bloggers today at the Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall, in Kuala Lumpur with my missus this evening.

I saw amongst the small audience, fellow Bloggers such as Zorro, Julian Hopkins, Hafiz, Ronnie Liu, etc.

I came to meet in person fellow Blogger Sagaladoola for the first time and was quite surprised to learn that he wasn't an Indian chap as I figured him to be all these while!!! Hehehehe!

Am not going to disclose to you who he is in the photo below without his consent. :)

Lawyer Sivarasa Rasiah was answering questions from the floor and had Politikus besides him and also a personality whom I had been admiring all these while for his courage and sincerity in standing up for the common man, in the person of Brother Arulchelvam of the JERIT movement!

Brother Arulchelvam was the one who was arrested in the Kg.Berembang Malay squatter village demolition protest and he has been quite involved in many citizen protests just like our nation's # 1, dare to say no protesting Opposition politician, the ever getting into trouble Tian Chua!

These fellows have hearts made of steel. about courage of convictions.

These gentlemen are true Malaysian heroes of the common folks and although many might say that they are rabble rouser's and troublesome protesters, just try to imagine the scenario if these brave Malaysians weren't in the picture?

Democracy is a process where at times, people like Tian Chua and Arulchelvam come to be a major practitioner of the practical part of striving to keep democracy alive.

If the powers that be had their way without any check and balance, chances are that injustice will go unchallenged and the citizens will have no voice to speak up for them and the mighty will just 'bulldoze' away as they please, the very vestiges of the foundations of this nation.

Lawyer Sivarasa had his hands full answering the many questions coming to him from those present who had questions spewing out like buttered popcorns just sprouting out of everyone's mouth every few minutes.

Zorro asked about the consequences of anyone saying anything that sounded like a question? Sivarasa explained that if it was just a simple. clear cut question, asked without malice , then one should not fear any repercussions from asking.

I added on to Sivarasa's reply by sharing my point that the question must not be missing the question mark @ '?' which if missing will expose the questioner to libel action by the party concerned.

Sivarasa had to leave by 5.45pm as he had another appointment to go to and after he left, the guests were invited to have some drinks and local delicacies by the host Nathaniel and his beau Li Tsin a.k.a. Politikus.

Nat's parents were there as well and they thanked us for supporting Nat through our blogs etc.

Nat gave me a large parcel of SUARAM booklets to share with friends and I have them stashed in my car, to be handed out to fellow bloggers whom I get to meet.

I am thinking of sharing them with my Muslim Bloggers Alliance members.

We left after that and here I am sharing this with you late in the night. Hot off the Blogosphere!

Here's a group photo of us.

L to R : Julian Hopkins, Li Tsin @ Politikus, Nathaniel Tan, myself.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Blogophobia - Severe case affecting powers that be!

I am concerned to see a severe case of 'Blogophobia' affecting and further confusing those amongst this nation's ruling government leaders, who are issuing negative statements against Bloggers in general.

It bewilders me to read the kind of statements being reported by the mass media quoting chief ministers and top cabinet senior ministers condemning whole scale the entity of Bloggers without pinpointing the culprits responsible for the current 'Blogophobia' running wild in this nation especially amongst the authorities.

Why is this so?

Is it because the ones making such statements are not IT savvy or don't know the difference between actual responsible Bloggers and those anonymous spineless cowards who are the real menace in Blogosphere?

Well, I for one call for all those amongst the nation's ruling elite to please learn to differentiate between the criminals messing up the Blogosphere and those of us who are blogging with a purpose.

I blog about all things that matter to me as a citizen of this country which I so love and cherish with all my heart and I do so in a manner as clear and upfront as possible.

As my blog header states, I write about my faith of Islam, my nation @ Malaysia and all that takes place in it and general matters that are worth writing about.

I call upon the Cyber Crimes Division and the National Security Council to update our government ministers as to what Blogging stands for and not to let them remain clueless as to what the whole thing is about?

There is certainly an obvious difference between those of us who identify ourselves upfront and reveal our true identities and blog sincerely to provide info and feedback to our readers which may well include all the relevant Intelligence Agencies of the whole wide world especially of our nation about matters that are important and worth our attention.

Please cure yourselves of this 'Blogophobia' once and for all and if possible, come join us in seminars and events such as the one held recently at the Concorde Hotel, Shah Alam by The Centre for Media and Information Warfare Studies @ CMIWS of the Faculty of Mass Communications and Media Studies of the Universiti Teknologi MARA last Tuesday.

I ask that our nation's top leaders not to embarrass themselves with issuance of such unfounded statements akin to wanting to burn down the whole house because of a few annoying mosquitoes!

With the technological advancement we have amidst us today, especially in the field of Internet Forensics which I am sure that our experts in the Cyber Crimes Division are well equipped with and know how to trace even the anonymiser using cyber snipers out there who are the root cause of all the latest incidents of victimizing Bloggers and Webmasters of this nation's blogs and websites.

Naturally, the onus and responsibility of monitoring what goes on in our individual weblogs fall on us but for someone who gets hits in the millions as Raja Petra Kamarudin in Malaysia Today, just do the maths yourselves!

There is none who can devote their entire day and night just in deleting all those trashy comments on their own.

We are talking about 600 over useless spam comments flooding his web portal as he stated to the press upon leaving the Dang Wangi District Police Headquarters after being interrogated for 8 hours about comments left in his website.

I am not suggesting anything to my fellow Blogger Raja Petra as he very well knows as to how best to run his website but to hear of comments such as the one I read today from one of our nation's top leaders condemning bloggers in general, I feel that its not a wise thing to say as amongst those who voted the government into power are those of us who are Bloggers and Webmasters.

Responsibility in either Blogging or issuing statements to newspapers is incumbent on all of us, both bloggers and government leaders.

Let's be rational about things and lay the blame on the anonymous blog commenter's instead of badmouthing just about anyone else but ourselves.

By that I refer to those making comments and statements such as what we have before us in both the print media and online.

Do not lump all bloggers as one. We are individuals. Some have the integrity to be upfront as to who we are and then , there are those spineless scum who hide behind anonymity.

Wise up and learn to differentiate between right and wrong. That's my take on this.

Bloggers who blog responsibly ought not fear anything!

Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Ta'ala Wabarakatuh.

I refer to the current brouhaha about Bloggers facing the crackdown upon those identified as blog owners who post or allow to remain in their weblogs materials considered as offensive or libellous against the nation's ruling government ministers, past and present or even the monarchy for the matter.

We all know that each and everything that we do here on Earth has its consequences and the old saying of 'Thou shall reap what thou sows' and ' What goes around comes around', etc.

The thing is , as being among those who have access to the internet and are capable of putting to print our thoughts and opinions does have its obligations to be fulfilled and to ensure that what we publish is based on facts or that we are willing to take responsibility over what we blog about or allow any relevant comments in it.

To claim ignorance of the prevailing laws especially of those in the Cyberspace or to purportedly champion the 'Freedom of Speech' for anonymous spineless cowards hiding behind nicknames or pseudonyms is just an irresponsible thing to do and must be stopped.

I am all for responsible blogging and am supportive of measures to ensure that each and every blogger who writes or comments about anything that concerns or affects any person or authority to take full responsibility and be accountable for the contents of one's blog or website.

Mankind tends to fear repercussions from the authorities over such a thing as this blogging but conveniently choose to forget that each and everyone of us are in fact being monitored for just all that we do, think or even feel by the Malaikats Raqib and 'Atid' appointed by Almighty Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala.

If those who think that they can escape persecution or repercussions for their attacks on others or any government without due and reasonable cause for the matter under a cloak of mystery or hide behind the IP anonymiser, then they ought to know that they can't hide from the Creator who monitors each and everything that they do!

Yes, you can hide from the people here on Earth but each and every lie, each and every insult, each and every fabrication that you do, will be entered in your Book of Records without a miss and you can rest assured that you will get your dues, if not here on Earth, its guaranteed to get you in the Hereafter.

So, my fellow Bloggers. Fear not if you stand by your postings with a rightful reason to say what you wish if you have the 'locus standi' so to quote, in arguing or presenting whatever is your cause to the worldwide netizens.

Allah SWT knows each and everything that we do , no matter that some amongst us do not have it in them to own up or face up to their postings!

We can't hide under cloak of anonymity forever. Just take a look at what history has in store for all those who thought that they were invincible! Where are they now?

I end this post with saying 'Bloggers who blog responsibly ought not to fear anything except the Wrath of the Almighty who hates those who spew lies and are irresponsible backbiters without cause!'

After all, each of us humanbeings and all other creation do have an end to our existence here on Earth. Get ready to face our True Master in time and not fret unnecessarily if one is on the legitimate and straight Path of Allah !

Wabillahi Taufeek Wal Hidayah.

Wassalamu Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

UiTM's CMIWS National Seminar on Bloggers -Issues and Challenges of the 21st Century

Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.

The Centre for Media and Information Warfare Studies @ CMIWS of the Faculty of Mass Communications and Media Studies of the Universiti Teknologi MARA invited me to participate in the very first National Seminar of Media and Technology with the topic of 'Bloggers - Issues and Challenges of the 21st Century' on Tuesday 24th July, 2007 at the Concorde Hotel in Shah Alam, Selangor Darul Ehsan.

They sent me the invitation last month and I attended it yesterday. It was a whole day session and as expected, I got caught in the traffic snarl crawling all the way from after Angkasapuri right till I reached Shah Alam.

Gosh, it sure must drive those who commute between KL and Shah Alam daily to and fro from work nuts!

No wonder KLites get heart attacks and so worked up almost everyday! Sheesh! Talk about the pressures of going through traffic jams day in, day out! Can drive one to an early grave!

Anyway, I managed to register myself at 0930 hours , half an hour late due to unavoidable circumstances.

I met Datuk Kadir Jasin, the Editor of Berita Harian, who is himself a fellow Blogger and I believe to be the first Malaysian Blogger to have his 'blook' published!

One of my comments to his blog was also featured in it, prompting many to call me up from my contact number published in his book. We exchanged pleasantries and I took the opportunity to pose for a snapshot with him, shown below.

He was quite amiable and not a proud man. Good for him to be that way. May Allah SWT bless him. Ameen.

I was given my seminar door gift @ a very nice notebook bag and other seminar materials and ushered to my seat just behind fellow Blogger Zaharin Mohd Yassin @ Sang Kelembai, who was among the panelists.

The seminar was officiated by the Vice Chancellor of UiTM, Professor Dato Seri Ibrahim Abu Shah, who spoke about the important role that Bloggers today play in the field of media and communications.

Amongst the many things he spoke upon was the need for Bloggers to be responsible over what they post or allow to be in their blogs. Cases in relations to bloggers was touched by the Vice Chancellor who even cracked a few jokes at his own expense.

Who said academicians can't be funny?

Hehehehehe...he even shared with the audience how a student's blog comment calling him a 'fat pirate' drove him to go on a crash diet just to prove the student wrong and managed to slim down a bit after he took it as a challenge against himself!

Well, to cut it short, this goes to prove that blogs affect everybody , even those staid and serious academics like Professor Ibrahim! Blogs are here to stay and the masses have to keep updated and informed about blogs if they want to be on par with the rest of the world.

Sang Kelembai stole the show with his witty comments and lambasting PM Abdullah Badawi with his constant jibes against Pak Lah who sacked him from UMNO for the way he blogs against the Premier.

Zahrin is infamous for being sacked twice in UMNO. He still defiantly bamboozles Abdullah Badawi and I believe will do so as long as he lives.

When I left the seminar, Zahrin was talking to the Johor Menteri Besar, Datuk Seri Ghani and one of Malaysia's billionaires, Tan Sri Syed Mokhtar Al Bukhary , whom I greeted and complimented on building a fine mosque at Jalan Hang Tuah. He was happy to hear that and asked me to stop by at the mosque often. Insya Allah, I will.

Dato Seri Ghani Othman, the Johor State Chief Minister, was courteous as well but I didn't stay long to chat with them as I had to make my way through the after office rush hour traffic to fetch my missus from work.

This is Datuk Kadir A Jasin speaking about the transition he made from active journalism when he retired, to now being a blogger.

He declares his blog to be the most boring blog in Malaysia compared to all the technological gizmos and gadgetry in many of this nation's young bloggers space.

He referred to himself as a 'goblog' with the emphasis on the sound 'k'.

I have it all in tape. :P

His gist of presentation was that Bloggers are here to stay but they also ought to moderate their blog comments section so as not to allow unsolicited problems from those anonymous and crude commenter's who stir trouble by malicious and unwarranted statements that goes against the civil decorum of public discussion and debates over anything especially where it involves sensitive matters such as what we all know is discouraged and unlawful in this nation.

Things such as Malay Sultans and Malay rights, Religious Sensitivities, Racial matters, etc.

He also agreed with me that he too got upset when his articles were also subject to the foul speech and comments in Malaysia Today when Raja Petra Kamaruddin republished his articles in the alternative news web portal but left unmoderated the vicious and irresponsible manners by which most of the anonymous spineless cowards in MT ( I would pretty much like to use the b!@#$%ds word but its not to my taste) spewed forth their verbal swill online in response to such republishing of our postings by RPK without our knowledge back then.

RPK has stopped doing that after I called him up and requested him not to do that anymore.

Thanks for your sparing me the heartaches RPK!

This is Steven Gan, Editor in Chief of Malaysiakini, speaking about how Bloggers have come to be a new kind of journalists @ citizen journalists, who despite being thought of as a new threat to the mainline journalists, actually complement the media world with their active blogging.

Steven spoke at length of how his Malaysiakini came to be what it is today because he wanted to cut through all the editorial firewall in the mainstream media and establish a common platform for all Malaysian citizens to be able to discuss and debate about things that are considered taboo all these while in Malaysia.

We all know how Malaysiakini got raided by the Cyber Crimes Division before and how to this day, they aren't exactly free to post as they please.

Accountability. That's the key word for anyone who writes anything online meant for public readership.

I for one do stand by this requirement as posting something that's a clear fabrication will not only destroy any iota of credibility that one has but also open up oneself to legal action by those whom one has wronged!

I try my best to be as factual as I can be in my posts. Insya Allah.

The morning session of the seminar was chaired by Associate Professor in Journalism, Dr.Faridah Ibrahim, Chair of the School of Media & Communication Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences & Humanities, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Selangor.

A fellow Penangite from Glugor and ex student of Jelutong Secondary School, next to my primary school, Jelutong English School at School Lane, Jelutong, Penang, our hometown. Prof Faridah was a pleasant person to be with. We sat at the same round table during lunch and exchanged contact details. Nice person.

The afternoon panelists. Except for Sang Kelembai, the other speakers were all Professors and academicians.

Rocky Bru didn't turn up leaving only our man in red , the only blogger to field his working paper to the remaining seminar audience and steal the show, so to speak!

His constant UMNO bashing so riled up a journalist by the name of Ismail that the journo took Zahrin to task during question time and accused him of being one who didn't protest against UMNO when he was in the party but after being sacked becomes the vociferous critic of the government especially of PM Abdullah Badawi and there was the usage of the word 'Blogger Sampah' in Ismail's outburst!

Zahrin responded to the question by saying that he has been criticizing the party leadership well before Pak Lah's time and that his postings are backed by proofs.

Proofs as his saying that the PM wears adult diapers as he posted in his blog before. Zahrin asked the journalist to go check with the doctors as to whether his allegations are true or false? Things were getting pretty hot as a result of this verbal warfare between the two and the seasoned ex-UMNO politician was at his best in refuting and parrying with his questioner.

Zahrin also explained that that's the way that he writes. Each blogger has his own unique identity and manner of writing!

It's stupid to think that when one wants to take to task or counter attack any of one's political opponents or enemies to go about it in a 'polite way'! Hell hath no fury as a Blogger scorned!!!

'Excuse me! I want to kick your ass! Please watch out for my foot!' etcetera!!!

Sang Kelembai was in his element and the man in red never failed to drag poor old me in his statements!

Mahaguru this , Mahaguru that! Sheesh!!! I was getting highlighted every now and then by Sang Kelembai.

Hahahahaha! Thanks for the spotlight bro! Burnt me to my color ! Hehehehehe..Sweet brown. :P

He had his points though. Each blogger has his own way of expressing. If just because he's no longer in UMNO, does that mean he has to change his ways in blogging?

He got kicked out of UMNO because of his attacks against Abdullah Badawi now and Mahathir before!

Why the hell should he change his style just to placate others? Humbug is what he replied to journalist Ismail in the context of his rebuking the clearly UMNO diehard supporter!

Zahrin referred to me saying would I be who I am now if I change the way I blog? He also pointed out to Tian Chua and asked the same? We are all our own individual bloggers!

Hehehehehe...Phew!!! stuff baby! :P You folks should have been there!

Next at the mike was a fellow blogger by the name of Julian Hopkins, a lecturer at Monash University.

Have to listen to the tape again to recall what Julian said but it was nice to meet him in person. Julian and me have linked to each other's blog before and to finally meet each other was a good thing.

This is a view of the seminar scene.

Save for myself, Julian, Ujie, Ismail, a few UiTM students, etc, the participants were mostly not daring enough to come up to the microphone and ask questions or share their thoughts with the seminar participants.

Maybe, an underlying fear of repercussions should they be vocal as fellow blogger Rauff who tells me that it was him who called the UiTM VC a fat pirate and got kicked out from the university as a result!

Wallahu Alam whether this is the true situation still prevailing in our nation's universities?

Tian Chua and Ginie Lim of the PKR were there but merely as observers.

I took the opportunity to highlight his presence amongst us during question time when I commented on Ismail the journalist's statement to Zahrin about the existence of certain bloggers whom he referred to as 'trash bloggers'!

I told Ismail that we who dared to put up our true identities and faces are the true bloggers and who have the courage to stand behind what we say or post in our blogs!

If he wants to refer to anyone as 'trash bloggers' , then by all means please refer to the ones who are anonymous commenter's and bloggers who hide behind a pseudonym and hurl barbs and snipe at people without a sense of responsibility or accountability!

Those are the ones who are trashtalkers and spineless nincompoops of the Blogosphere!

These are the ones who want everyone to give them free unlimited access to come into anyone's blog or website and shit all over the place as they please!

Now, these are the ones whom journalist Ismail should focus on and take to task! But as we all know, Zahrin has been a bloody thorn in UMNO's backside and thus the onslaught against him by one of UMNO's diehard supporters, if I may assume so?

Journalists aren't all picture perfect themselves, are they?
They write bullshit at times too and when corrected, some do not even have the courtesy or the moral fibre to rectify their mistakes! I read recently about Howsy referring to some journalists as 3rd rate bloggers!

So, to say that to Zahrin was uncalled for and he should accord to Zahrin his freedom to criticize the nation's leaders if he has reasonable grounds and cause to do so!

Today's papers are full of reference to Bloggers and threats to muzzle them down!

I asked in the seminar 'as to what this government exactly want?'

Does this government want a nation of oppressed and depressed people or a vibrant free rational , reasonable populace of responsible citizens who are bloggers amongst them, writing without fear or favor and providing valuable feedback straight to the top leaders of this country as to what's taking place at the grassroots level, free from media manipulation or distorted info by any elements who have vested interests?

That sums up the events that i can recall offhand that took place yesterday. I wish to get a copy of the video recordings of the seminar for my records and reference.

Need to contact the organizers about that. Well, that's it for now. Have a nice day!

Wabillahi Taufeek Wal Hidayah. Wassalamualaikum Warahmatullah!

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Terang Bulan and Negara Ku - Similar but not the same!

In the spirit of celebrating our nation's 50th Anniversary of achieving Independence from the last colonial British Masters on 31st August, 1957, let's listen to a rendition of 'Terang Boelan' by an Indonesian beach travelling quartet, the Shurshar Boys at Sanur Beach, Bali Island, People's Republic of Indonesia.

The rhythm is so similar to our beloved national anthem 'Negara Ku'. Just listen and enjoy the close links we have between us and our Nusantara neighbouring nations.

It doesn't matter that the rhythm sounds similar. The important thing is that the lyrics, the spirit and the meaning of these words in our National Anthem 'Negara Ku' that each and every Malaysian who is born on this land, must appreciate and takes to heart the meanings and significance of it.

Love our heritage and appreciate it as best as we can. Love it now or regret later when you lose it! Really! You won't know it till you experience it yourself.

Usually one doesn't know the value of anything whilst having it but will only start to realize its true worth and precious value when it is no longer with one.

Like our parents, loved ones, childhood, youth, health, wealth , rational thought, our Iman, our Deen and our nation plus its independence.

It is up to us to strive to improve ourselves as best as we can , within our capabilities and learn to be the best we can all be.

Be positive thinkers, rational thinking and do your best to live life well and not descend into disasters of your own making through irrational thoughts and haste decisions. Nurture your hearts and minds with gratitude towards Allah the Almighty and not be amongst the losers.

Happy 50th Birthday Malaysia!

May you prosper and progress in peace without forgetting your rich traditional roots and may your sons of this Earth comprised of the Malays, Orang Asli's, Chinese, Indians, Sikhs, Ibans. Kadazans, Eurasians, etcetera cherish this life that we have and learn to appreciate what we have with us now and not lose it all because of your citizens tendencies to constantly complain, grumble, seethe and explode every now and then for bloody racist and religious insensitivities.

May Almighty Allah bless you with peace , harmony, responsible governance and the upholding of His Supreme Constitution over all of us. Ameen Ya Rabbal Alameen.

Negarakuku by a 'disgruntled' Malaysian Chinese Rapper

The videoclip by a Malaysian Chinese university student making the news for the wrong reasons is hosted by You Tube here :

Well, this rap song by a 'disgruntled' Malaysian Chinese rapper is surely drawing lots of attention with the way he dishes out all his frustrations or dissatisfactions about how things are in Malaysia especially by his reference to the Malaysian Police which he refers to as 'Mata' as our polis were called before -'mata-mata'.

It is a catchy unique way that he has sort of intermixed our usually staid and solemn National Anthem with the rap music that youngsters now so love. Call it the rhythm of the young and free. Free from responsibilities and bills, that is.

As usual, in every nation, there will be many such young citizens who are vocal, rebellious, anti-establishment, etcetera and we find such kind in every nation or community on Earth since Time immemorial.

Hell, I am sure that most of us were so ourselves, during our youth and age of rebellion. Hehehehehe...

This chap is somewhat creative and even risking being slapped with the ISA or whatever other relevant acts he has breached by lampooning our National Anthem.

I understand that he's not here in Malaysia right now but things will sure get interesting when our 'overseas rapper' returns home when his visa expires.

I am sure that he has hundreds and thousands of fans now rooting for him comprised of the restless souls who have expressed support for him in You Tube where his video is being hosted.

I obtained the link from here:


Literal translation by NICOLE FOO

Intro credits:
2007 Visit Malaysia Year Theme Song
I Love My Country

(Repeat) Check it out, yo, yo, yo.

(Repeat) Negaraku, Negarakuku.

I love my country, only when you have a country you have a home
Only with a home then there will be me, standing here with you
Loudly singing, don’t be afraid
Even though I curse all the time
My song, is just like the durian
Tough and spiky, only
To see if you dare to open it, to look at the truth inside
It can be very stinky, it can be very fragrant
It only depends on what kind of nostrils you have.

Our police is called Mata
Because they have very shiny eyes
Once it’s New Year, they will be very hard working
Holding pens but they will rarely write you a receipt
Because they are thirsty, they need to drink tea
Also kopi-O, want to add sugar?
If they add sugar, their mouths will sweetly smile at you
When you are leaving
They will even go “Tata.”

Tanah tumpahnya darahku
Rakyat hidup bersatu dan maju.

This phenomenon, doesn’t need any improvements
Neither does it need strengthening, the police and the people work together
A cup of coffee keeps our relationship temperate
I so very suka
At least I won’t go home and receive a saman (fine or ticket)
My dad would sure be pissed
I would also kiong kan (swear word in Cantonese for “get raped”), with no car to drive
What to do, this time so very kao lat (an expression, something like aiyo)
With no car, how do I go out and play?
With no car, how do I wage “wild war”? (I don’t know what it means but I assume it has something to do with a girl)
With no car, how do I go and watch ah kua? (transvestites)
This country, I like it very much.

5 in the morning
There’s even a morning call to wake me up
Sometimes a few of them will sing together
When you listen to it, it’s like a love duet
The voice ululates like an R&B song
Even though sometimes they sing until it’s out of tune
Even though sometimes they even sing until their voices break
Some sound like cockerels, but they wake up earlier than them
This way we can know the time to get ready for class and for work
Don’t blame, the government only takes cares of the natives
Don’t blame, we don’t receive equal care
Only this way we can prove that we Chinese are not afraid of hard work
Only this way we can train ourselves to find a solution during hard times
Don’t feel weird about their standards
Because this only shows that we are smart (or capable)
Children who are not spoilt will not be dependant
Because you see some children are still not weaned off breast-feeding.

Rahmat bahagia
Tuhan kurniakan
Raja kita
Selamat bertakhta.

People who hide in government departments are even better (even more capable)
They can do everything so slowly
Even when people are queuing, are cursing stinky lelai (what’s that?)
They’re chill and unfazed
Sometimes they even bring out their kuih
They eat their nyonya kuih
More people will continue queuing up
Even when you curse stinky lelai it doesn’t matter
Because the guard at the side is dreaming
And he won’t scold you one lah.

They wrap up their heads; walk slowly and cross the road slowly
When you pass in the car you even have to let them pass first
The most important thing is to live happily; the most important thing is to live comfortably
Don’t be like the Chinese
Busy the whole day, very tough
We really cannot NOT admire this spirit”
Because this is their attitude in life.

(Attitude, attitude)

I’ve been saying good things in this song
I believe those of you who are pissed at me will like this now
The world is peaceful, and full of hope
No one is hurt, there aren’t any riots
You’re so classy, you’re so elegant
Your shit is fragrant, and you don’t curse
You guys are the most high class, every day it’s just romancing

Listening to Guang Liang Pin Guan (this local Chinese artiste)
But he already ran to Taiwan
Private school students graduate
It’s so very tough to get admitted into local universities
Actually we don’t have to get pissed about this issue
Actually this is the a very noble plan by the government
They want us to explore the world, to find new opportunities for ourselves
To learn things and come back and repay the country
This is plan is so great, I can’t quibble about it
All over the world you can see Malaysia’s children
They’re like refugees, so very shiok (expression for orgasm or high)

2007, Malaysia’s having Visit Malaysia Year
The Chinese culture is brought out and paraded
The government doesn’t even care about private school students
The certificate is thrown into the longkang (ditch), just like me

Graduated and went to Taiwan
Learned about things, and got ready to come back to repay my country
I stood on the streets of Taipei with my guitar
But my mouth still sings.

Rahmat Bahagia
Tuhan kurniakan
Raja kita Selamat bertakhta.

Visit NAMEWEE’s site.

Update on official reaction to his posting of his videoclip is reported here.

Please take note that I for one do not support this chap's actions but am only posting it here as a matter to be taken note of that whatever one does in one's life as a follow up to one's viewpoints especially where it touches on sensitive matters such as race, religion and national pride, then has has to be responsible in facing up to one's actions.

This Wee fellow can't expect the Government of Malaysia to let him go free just like that. He must be taken to task for using or in this case misusing the National Anthem as his base track in his videoclip.

Usage of curse words interplied with excerpts of our beloved 'Negara Ku' is akin to eating food contaminated with filth. It is not right. It is a sign of the person's character of being not decent!

I for one support the government in taking appropriate action against the chap.

As a mark of my respect to our National Anthem, I hereby am removing the said clip from my site here but this article and link to it will remain as a point of reference to the subject matter.

May Malaysians come to realize that we have only this country to call our own and to those who choose to differ and think they might do better elsewhere, it's your free will to go wherever you wish.

As the Malay saying goes ' Dimana bumi dipijak ; disitu langit di junjung!'

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Thursday, July 19, 2007

Knowing to differentiate between Bloggers and Libellers.

I refer to the way some stupid jokers and idiots keep badmouthing the Muslims online who for the matter never ever go and write anything offensive against any person of other faiths or even fellow 'Muslim's or those who are in name only unless provoked in the first place by such kind.

The Blogosphere is full of such people who are without principles and blaspheme Islam and ridicule the Muslims without cause. I am not saying that all Non Muslims are as such.

Some folks write from their conscience and share with us what they exactly feel about any subject or topic that they want to share or discuss with their readers.

These are those whom I would categorize as true Bloggers. Writers who deserve to be accorded certain respect and treated with proper decorum as they rightfully deserve.

Then there are those whom we should refer to as nothing but mere libelers and online snipers, spewing rubbish and nonsense against legitimate writers and bloggers, hiding behind a pseudonym and no blog or website of their own to speak of.

Such kind cowardly lambaste and ridicule those of us who are Muslim bloggers with all kinds of nasties and think that they are better than us.

Swine such as those cowards give their respective faiths a bad name and deserve to be castigated by each and every respectable blogger worth his or her name.

Blog owners and webmasters who are true to their conscience ought to know the difference between allowing reasonable comment in their sites to true commentors and also be wise enough to remove and ban such vermin from fouling up their spaces with such filth and venom.

The irony is that in the name of freedom of speech, many webmasters and blog owners sacrifice goodwill and harmony online by allowing such travesties to go on hurting us without an iota of remorse on their parts.

It is evident in the manner of crude gutter language they allow to be present in their websites and blogs , clearly announcing to the whole wide world as to their lack of standards and social etiquette. So much for free speech!

I'd rather stay away from such hypocrites than soil my heart and mind with such likes. I suggest you to do the same. Really!

Who gets dirty but us when and if we have to wrestle online with such swine? No thanks!

We shall all know who's the riff raff and who are the righteous when this life comes to a close for each and everyone of us!

As for now, let the sons and daughters of Lucifer spew as they cowardly please unless of course they have the backbone to face up to us and try saying such things to our face!

As proven many times before, such scum of the world never have it in them to do so! Really!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Modern Day Slavery in the Oil palm Estates of Malaysia?

I felt like I was reading the movie script of a Tamil tearjerker movie when I came across the cases being reported by Lawyer P.Uthayakumar of the Police Watch

Modern day slavery right in the midst of this nation! This is totally outrageous , criminally insane and so very bloody unacceptable!

What the hell are the Briged Pemuda MIC who were all so bloody aggressive in the by-elections in Ijok doing about this gross injustice on their fellow Indians?

Why are these heart wrenching atrocities being left to go on unchallenged by the Royal Malaysian Police Force, the Malaysian Indian Congress, the Democratic Action Party and all other parties which speak and trumpet about human rights and all such stuff?

Are the Indians of Malaysia damned to suffer like these? What are their leaders doing?

This is something that no self respecting government or authority should ignore and not go save those poor souls who have been tortured, raped, bonded in modern day slavery amidst all the development that the rest of the country seems to enjoy but apparently can't see, hear or even bother to listen to their cries for help and pleas to be rescued from the thugs and gangsters terrorizing the poor family!

How can this atrocity be left unattended to all these years despite the many police reports lodged by the lawyer P. Uthayakumar on behalf of the family of
Mr. Avadiar a/l V. Malayandi of No.8, Rumah Kilang Sawit Tementi, Triang, 23600, Pahang Darul Makmur?

This is simply too outrageous and a gross dereliction of duty by the Polis Di-Raja Malaysia and that of the MIC if what is being reported by lawyer Uthayakumar is the truth of the situation reported to be taking place there amidst the oil palms in the said estate!!!

This nation can't allow such evil savagery to go on like that! I call upon my fellow Malaysian Bloggers who might be living around Triang, to see if this is true and write up about it and publish it in your blogs for the authorities to take note and respond to this serious crime against those poor souls!

Ya Allah! I can't believe such atrocities taking place here in my nation! What a bloody miscarriage of justice is this?

Samy Vellu and Lim Kit Siang! Is what lawyer P.Uthayakumar is saying true?

That both you 'leaders' of this country have turned a blind eye to his pleas for assistance to that family who have been enslaved by such vicious criminals and rapists?

I am gonna ask Uncle Kit about this when I see him! In the meantime, dear Bloggers of Malaysia, check out this site and read for yourselves!

Be warned! It's just too damn sickening ! What the hell is happening here?

Slight mishap yesterday cancelling my trip to see Nat's Release!

The Proton Iswara that crashed into our Wira. His car didn't suffer that much except for the bruised bumper which had crashed into our Wira's front right hand side panel at an angle thereby causing us damage whilst his Iswara's bumper remained unbroken!

Our Wira crashed into and damaged as shown above.

Restored to its former condition. Alhamdulillah!


Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Ta'ala Wabarakatuh.

Sometimes, when we least expect it, things will just happen and change whatever plans we had in mind and alter the way we had wanted to go here and there and do what we had in mind.

Yesterday, I suffered a slight change of plans when our car was crashed into by a Proton Iswara whose driver just drove fast out of a crowded junction in Cheras and failed to brake in time, crashing into our Wira!

Our car was crashed in at the right hand side of the front panel and our signal light, spotlight and front side panel caved in and the lights cracked and the spotlight left hanging like a protruding eyeball whacked out of its socket!

Luckily, I didn't suffer any whiplash to my neck and no damages to my self except that naturally I blew a fuse and was a bit pissed off at the young Chinese guy who didn't exercise safe driving!

I pulled up my handbrake and got out to inspect the damage. Damn..I was just angry to see what he had done.

Yet, Alhamdulillah, I managed to retain my composure and asked the fella how is he going to settle?

Luckily for me, the guy was a gentleman and he asked that we settle it at a safer area and clear the road.

I was a tad skeptical for I have had our right side mirror crashed into before several years ago when I was driving at Salak Selatan and the culprit had just brazenly driven off without compensating me , so this time around, I knew better.

I drove ahead slowly and made sure that he followed in his car to a parking lot nearby.

I had my digital camera at my waist belt and promptly snapped up his car's registration number plate and also the damages our Wira had suffered.

I also asked for his MyKad and snapped a macro shot of it with the intention of furnishing the police of the visual proofs if the fella absconded! :P

I then asked him to settle and he agreed. We first agreed that he get his foreman to repair the damage but when I saw the look of the workshop and the foreman's face, I somehow didn't feel sure about letting the guy handle the repairs and I proposed that 'Ah Yew' the guilty party follow me to my regular Proton Edar Service Centre in Pandan Indah.

Jacky, the Service Center's supervisor assessed the damage and replacement costs to come up to RM470.00.

The chap 'Ah Yew' didn't have that much on him and asked for a compromise on the parts especially opting for a 'local' signal light, which would cost a bit less and ease his suffering.

I could be adamant and drag the thing further but what the heck, I just asked Jacky to do just that and the repairs came to RM385.00.

He called up his friend who owes him money and asked that the fella come pay him some cash for him to pay to the workshop.

After a while, his friend arrived and he settled with the service centre. Alhamdulillah.

I took my 'Touch n Go' card from our car which was immediately driven off to the Proton Service panel replacement centre elsewhere and was told that its gonna take a whole day to do the repairs satisfactorily.

What choice did I have except to just go with the flow?

I got Ah Yew to drop me off at the Pandan Jaya LRT station and we parted our ways.

I returned home and reflected on how our plans can go just haywire at the slightest turn of events as related by what Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala tells us in the Qur'an of 'man planning things and Allah's plans on us where eventually it will be Allah's plans that will prevail!'.

Subhanallah. How so very true. Anyway, to cut things short, the car got repaired and brought back to its original condition.

The workshop sent one of their workers to fetch me at my place around 5.00pm and I was relieved to see our Wira back to it's fine condition.

I missed getting the chance to be at Nat's release but was relieved somewhat when MENJ called me up and said that he had gone on our behalf at the last minute. Alhamdulillah.

So, if anyone was wondering where the heck was Mahaguru58 at such an important occasion such as Nat's release, please know that I was caught in a situation where I had just no control over it.

Anyway, our car's back to being up and running. Nat's out. I am alright. That's all that matters!

Malaysia is yet to qualify as a true Islamic Nation!

Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.

I refer to the statement of this nation's Deputy Prime Minister who said that this nation has been an Islamic nation all along as reported here.

"Datuk Seri Najib Razak said the country had never been a secular state, but was governed by the fundamentals of Islam.

"Secular by the Western definition is a separation of Islamic principles in the way we govern the country. We have never been affiliated to that position.

"We have always been driven by our adherence to the fundamentals of Islam and the Constitution states that Islam is the country’s official religion," he said after opening the International Conference on the Role of Islamic States in a Globalised World on behalf of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi."

Excerpt of the news report from the New Straits Times Online.

I for one do not agree with his statement for it is only a shallow interpretation of what an Islamic Nation in the true sense means.

Even those who aren't Muslims are clearer about such a definition of what a true Islamic Nation stands for as shown in the related News and Commentaries section of the alternative news portal.

My understanding of a true Islamic Nation is a country ruled according to the Syariah Laws of Islam as laid out in the Holy Qur'an and the authentic Hadiths and Sunnah of the Prophet of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala, Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam.

To date, there is none that has yet to truly qualify as an Islamic Nation as Almighty Allah commands us to live in or as what the Messenger of Allah established in Madinah al Munawwarah in Arabia.

Nations that call themselves as Islamic have failed to put to practice the true teachings of the true Faith of Islam to the letter and most only pick and choose certain parts of the Syariah and come up with their own versions or interpretations of it.

I visited the Museum of Letters in the Malaccan Museums Complex last Sunday. The Malaccan Code clearly practiced the Syariah Laws way back then as depicted in the many exhibits displayed at the museum.

The picture above shows the exact punishment for adulterers as laid out in the Hudud Laws of Islam and was practiced in the era of the Sultanate of Melaka.

Pray tell us since when has this punishment for the adulterers of this nation ever been imposed and put to practice as what our nation's rulers here are saying?

They make a mockery of Allah's Laws and come up with their own misconstrued versions of punitive measures that has in a way increased the occurrence of sex related crimes in this so called Islamic nation where the majority of the sexual predators and adulterers comprise of the Malay Muslims, who are as they are today due to the blatant misinterpretation of the actual Syariah Laws of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala!

It is a shame and irony that the true teachings of Islam is left to be in the museums and not put to practice by those present day rulers who do not practice what they preach.

To list in detail all the transgressions taking place in this nation running contrary to the true Islamic Laws and teachings will make this post a very, very, long article.

Insya Allah, I think I should do just that and once it is ready, link to it at my other site.

The day that this nation is ruled a 100% according to the Holy Qur'an, the Sunnah and the Hadiths of the Prophet Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam, will be the day that this nation's leaders can without an iota of doubt proclaim to the whole wide world that the Kingdom of Malaysia is a true Islamic Nation.

Until that happens, please spare us the drivel.

Wabillahi Taufeek Wal Hidayah. Wassalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Ta'ala Wabarakatuh.