Saturday, June 30, 2007

Langkawi - Return Home


The place was the place to be. Was so beautiful ....... you have to see it in real to feel it


We used a speed boat that took us about 4 hours to reach Penang from Langkawi. The ticket was RM50.00 per person.

Langkawi - The Landmark




Thursday, June 28, 2007

PD Again

The baby crab

The "TUBE MAN". They play a key role in swimmers fun and safety
Water element plays a major role for the living thing....must learn to live with it

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Langkawi Beach


The beach was cool but high and strong waves, this is also the beach that took 2 persons life away


Monday, June 25, 2007

PD - Port Dickson

This fellow trying to dig itself into the sandy beachThe shadow ?

Nice sea and .....
worst beach....

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Langkawi



The sea view

The Curved Suspension Bridge
The holding pole ...Twin peak from the bridge

Way back down ....it is sure far

Jais acted within the law

Jais acted within the law
By LOONG MENG YEE

http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2007/5/14/nation/17718626&sec=nation

PETALING JAYA: The Selangor Islamic Religious Department (Jais) insists it acted within the law when its enforcement officers detained a woman for allegedly committing khalwat (close proximity) with her Hindu “husband” in Klang on April 28.
“Certain media reports had made out the detention to be a case of Jais trying to break up families. That is not true at all. The woman was detained on suspicions of committing khalwat because she was with a man.
“When our enforcement officers asked the couple to produce their marriage certificate, they failed to do so,” said Jais director Datuk Mohd Khusrin Munawi.
He added that Jais had followed all procedures before the detention, for the case to stand in the syariah court.
In the incident, it was reported that Jais had taken away the Muslim wife of a 25-year-old lorry driver who is a Hindu.
Jais enforcement officers allegedly told the husband that their Hindu marriage was void.
The husband then filed a notice of motion to the Shah Alam High Court through lawyer Karpal Singh to be reunited with his wife, whom he believed was under the custody of Jais.
Mohd Khusrin said Jais had received two complaints alleging the Muslim woman was cohabitating with a man.
It is believed one of the complainants was the woman’s brother.
After the complainants filled up the necessary papers, Jais started the investigation under Section 29 of the Selangor Syariah Crime Enactment 1995.
“We detained the woman based on the complaints and also because she could not produce any relevant marriage documents when asked.
“We did not detain the man because he is not a Muslim and not subjected to Syariah laws. It is clear Jais is not prejudiced or acted irrationally in this matter,” said Mohd Khusrin.
He added that the woman had voluntarily asked Jais to place her at the Pusat Pemurnian Akidah in Hulu Selangor to strengthen her faith.
“We can prove all our procedures were conducted according to the law and without any coercion involved,” he said.

Extracted from The Star http://thestar.com.my/

Candlelight Vigil

The photos below was taken today at Dataran Merdeka at 8.30pm KL time. The peaceful protest was against the separation of Suresh and Revathi and their Child
Candlelight Vigil

In Support of Revathi's Freedom of Faith

Please attend the following peaceful candlelight vigil in support of Revathi, and many others like her, who are unable to fully exercise their Constitutionally-guaranteed freedom of faith. The vigil is an initiative of civil society organisations including MCCBCHST (the Malaysian Consultative Council on Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism and Taoism) and various women's rights groups (All Women's Action Society (AWAM), Sisters in Islam (SIS), Women's Aid Organisation (WAO), Women's Centre for Change, Penang (WCC) and Women's Development Collective (WDC)).

Date: Tuesday, 19 June 2007

Time: 8 p.m.

Venue: Dataran Merdeka (at the flagpole)

Please come to show your support in affirming the supremacy of the Federal Constitution and its protection of our fundamental liberties, including the freedom of belief.

Please bring candles, candle-holders and banners.

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Summary of Revathi's case:
Revathi, an ethnic Indian woman, has been held in a rehabilitation center run by Islamic authorities since January 2007 because she wants the State to acknowledge she is a Hindu and not a Muslim.
Revathi was born to Indian parents who had converted to Islam before her birth. She claims she was raised by her grandmother as a Hindu. She and Suresh were married according to Hindu rites in March 2004. Revathi was advised by the Malacca Islamic Religious Department to make an application at the Malacca Syariah High Court to confirm her status as a Hindu. She did as she was told.
However, the Syariah Court ordered her detained in a rehabilitation centre in Ulu Yam, Selangor under Melaka's Syariah criminal laws for 100 days. This detention was extended in Revathi's absence for a further 80 days supposedly because she had not "repented". In the meanwhile, Revathi's Muslim mother obtained a Syariah Court order granting her custody of Revathi and Suresh's 15 month old baby. That order was enforced on Suresh's Hindu family with the assistance of the police.
The family is now torn apart - with the mother in detention, the child with the grandparents and the father in limbo without his family.








foreign media

This is I call true unity ...Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Punjabi, Buddhist, Chinese ...
What ever the reason can be ...I was glad to see the unity

Are we in line with the above ....? I am being neutral as I am no politician or law man, and this was a question for me.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Healing Past Hurt

Our Evolving Language

There are many troubling phrases in our language that we use without considering their full meaning simply because they have been accepted into common knowledge. Even as our ideals progress, our language maintains some phrases from our past that no longer serve us, for example: Boys don't cry; good child; boys will be boys; problem child; illegitimate child; and many more. While these phrases may be used without harmful intent, they are inherently negative. Children can be especially sensitive to such phrases, which may stay with them their whole lives, adversely affecting their self-image and wounding their self-esteem. We can create positive change by choosing not to use these words and phrases as we come across them in our vocabulary.
It is challenging to examine our habits in terms of the words we use to express ourselves, but it is also exciting. Language is an area where we can exercise our free will, creating positive change in the world around us by simply choosing carefully the words we use. It may seem like a small thing, but our words have a rippling effect, like a stone thrown in a pond. People naturally pick up on the way other people speak, consciously or unconsciously changing the way they speak in response. We don't need to actively try to influence people; it happens without our even thinking about it. All we have to do is choose to be more conscious ourselves, putting to rest words and phrases that are outmoded, insensitive, or harmful. We can also exercise our creativity by creating new phrases that carry positive and loving energy to replace the old ones.
You may already have some ideas about phrases you'd like to transition out of your language, and now that you're thinking about it you may come across many more. As you consciously decide not to use these phrases, you may feel lighter and more joyful, knowing that you have chosen to drop baggage that was handed down to you from a less conscious time. As you do so, you elevate the language for future generations who would no doubt thank you if they could.

Where The Soul Is

Where The Soul Is
Finding The Place You Belong
There will likely be times in your life when your soul evolves more quickly than your circumstances. Your subconscious mind may be ready to move forward long before you recognize that you are destined to embrace a new way of life. Your soul intuitively understands that changing habitats can be a vital part of the growth process and that there may be one part of you that is eager to move to another home, another state, or another plane of existence. But the ties that bind you to your current mode of being can make moving into this next stage of your life more challenging than it has to be.
If you find it difficult to move on, consider that just as people in your life may come and go, your role in others’ lives may also be temporary. And many of the conditions that at first seemed favorable served you for a short time. When you are ready to match your situation to your soul, you will find that you feel a new sense of harmony and increasingly connected to the ebb and flow of the universe.
Moving on can be defined in numerous ways. Your forward momentum may take you from your current locale to a place you instinctively know will be more nurturing, comfortable, and spiritually enriching. Once you arrive, your misgivings will vanish, and you will know that you have found a sanctuary. Similarly, subtle changes in your values, goals, or emotional needs can motivate you to distance yourself from one group of people in order to re associate yourself with individuals that are better able to support you. For example, this could mean moving away from your birth family in order to find your energetic or spiritual family. The route you need to travel may not always be clear; you may feel inspired to change yet be unsure as to why or how.
Clarity may come in the form of a question if you are willing to seriously ask yourself where your soul is trying to take you.In a way, moving from one point to another when you feel strongly driven to do so is a way of bringing your spiritual and earthly energies together. It is a two-step process that involves not only letting go but also reconnecting. You will know you have found your destination, physical or otherwise, when you feel in your heart that you have been reborn into a life that is just the right shape, size, and composition.

Langkawi At 600m