Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Neelkanth Peak



I am re posting this shoots that was taken at Badrinath, India (from location 10,000 feet). The peak (about 23,000 feet) is called Neelkanth Peak. Taken in Oct 2006

More Photos at : http://www.flickr.com/photos/selians/tags/himalayas/

Monday, April 27, 2009

Green Spider - MACRO

Would we look like this if we have 4 eyes?

Macro Shoot at Orchid Park @ Taman Tasik Perdana, KL

Friday, April 24, 2009

More Macro







Choosing a bride, Malaysian style

A Mother was very concerned that her middle-aged son has not shown the slightest indication of getting married. So one day she called him over to her house.

The Son came home from work, grudgingly. Upon arriving, he found that his mother had gathered a few beautiful ladies at the house for him to choose as his future bride.

The FIRST one was a well-endowed Telephonist- cum-Receptionist . He immediately commented: 'Aiyaa..... Mother, they always say..... PLEASE HOLD ON, HOLD ON.........'

The SECOND nominee was a leggy secretary. She was also rejected. Reason being: 'Aiyaa.... Mother, this one aaa..., Secretary always fond of saying 'PLEASE SLOW DOWN, SLOW DOWN........ '

By this time, the mother is nearing frustration. She called a sweet but plain-looking Teacher. The Son suddenly agreed!!

The Mother was surprised and asked: 'Why this one? The earlier two were a lot better looking!'

He replied: 'Teachers aaa.... Teachers very good, very good, always say: PLEASE REPEAT, DO IT AGAIN, I want it done 10 times.... SOME MORE, SOME MORE.....!'

Her youngest son (10 years old), was listening quietly all this while at the other end of the room. Suddenly, he shouted: 'Brother.... Female mini bus Conductor much better laa.... they always say: 'NAIK CEPAT, NAIK CEPAT..... MASUK, MASUK...... MASUK LAGI, DALAM LAGI..... DALAM LAGI LAAAAH, MASUK BELAKANG.... . BELAKANG LAGI, BELAKANG BANYAK KOSONG.....'

The mother fainted....

seals: Have a good laugh :)

Children of divorced parents must be raised in original religion

Updated: Thursday April 23, 2009 MYT 9:32:27 PM
‘Children of divorced parents must be raised in original religion’
By LEE YUK PENG and ROYCE CHEAH


KUALA LUMPUR: The Cabinet has decided that children of parents where one of them opts to convert must be raised in the common religion at the time of marriage.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Nazri said it was decided in the Cabinet meeting on Wednesday that a spouse who has converted into Islam would also have to fulfil his or her marriage responsibilities according to civil marriage laws.

“Religion should not be used as a tool to escape marriage responsibilities. Conversion is not a grounds for the automatic dissolution of a marriage,” he said at a press conference at Parliament building Thursday.

“The children should be brought up in the common religion. For the spouse who intends to convert into Islam, he or she would also have to come clean,” he said.

Nazri said religious conversion must come with the innocent party being protected from being victimised, as well as protection being affored to the new religion of the converted person.

“Civil marriages have to be resolved according to civil laws. The conversion takes effect on the day of conversion and is not restropective.

“The convert would have to fulfil his or her marriage responsibilities according to civil laws prior to the conversion,” he added.

Nazri also said the Cabinet has instructed the Attorney-General to look at all relevant laws which needed to be amended in line with what has been decided on civil marriage laws and others.

For Islamic enactment, he said the matters have to be brought up with the respective Sultans as they are the heads of religion in their respective states.

The religious conversion issue came to the Cabinet’s attention on April 15 involving a specific case.

Indra Ghandhi, 35, had sought the help of the Hindu Sangam branch in Ipoh after her husband K. Patmanathan, now Mohd Ridzuan Abdullah, converted their three children without their presence and without informing her.

He allegedly used the children’s birth certificates to get them converted. The youngest child is said to be in the father's custody.

Ridzuan has since been trying to take custody of the other two children, Tevi Darsiny, 12, and Karan Dinish, 11, with a Syariah court order being served on the children’s school.

Indira said Thursday that she was definitely happy with the announcement.

“But I will continue to worry because the children have already had their names changed.

“I’m not 100% sure what was announced will work. I won’t believe it until their names are changed back to what it used to be and they are declared Hindus.”

In the case of Indira and Patmanathan, Nazri said the Minister in charge of Islamic Affairs Mej-Gen (R) Datuk Jamil Khir Baharom would meet the man now known as Mohd Ridzuan Abdullah.

“The minister will counsel the convert and talk to him to settle the matter amicably in accordance to what we have decided.

“When the youngest child, who was still being breast fed by the mother, was taken away from her, it is definitely trauma for the mother.

“This is not about religion conversion but being humane,’’ he said, adding that the baby should be returned immediately to the mother.

However, Jamil was not given a time frame to sort out the tussle between the couple, said Nazri.

“We can immediately do what we have decided to do in areas where we are in control. When it involves the Perak Islamic Affairs, it is beyond us.

“It is our hope that common sense will prevail,’’ he said.

Asked whether the tussle between Indira and Ridzuan may still drag on for some time, Nazri said : “ It can end tomorrow if common sense prevails.”

The same applied to several outstanding cases where Nazri said the Cabinet had decided to have a long term solution on this and not to discuss it case by case in the Cabinet.

“We would also like to hear from the public if they feel that there are loopholes or weaknesses in these cases.

“We welcome feedback and are open to any suggestion. We are not afraid to enhance or reverse our position,’’ he said.

Nazri said the Government forsaw that Malaysia, being a multi-racial society, would see more conversion cases in the future.

Ministers who have been tasked to look into conversion were Ministers in the Prime Minister’s Department Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon (Unity), Human Resources Minister Datuk Dr S. Subramaniam, Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Shahrizat Jalil, Jamil and Nazri.

Meanwhile, the Bar Council commended the government on its bold move to deal with issues relating to what happens before conversion to Islam.

Council president K. Ragunath said that amendments to the law ought to be done as soon as possible.

“Islamic groups we had spoken to also hold the same view that these issues needed to be sorted out,” he said when contacted.

“We are not talking about stopping conversion but just trying to sort out the issues relating to pre-conversion. We do not envisage polemics coming out of this.”

http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2009/4/23/nation/20090423135442&sec=nation

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Gobind sues Govt, Speaker and others

Updated: Thursday April 23, 2009 MYT 1:05:34 PM
Gobind sues Govt, Speaker and others


KUALA LUMPUR: Puchong Member of Parliament Gobind Singh Deo has filed a suit against the Dewan Rakyat Speaker, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz, the Dewan Rakyat secretary and the Government of Malaysia.

In the suit filed Thursday morning at the High Court here, he said his suspension from the House for a year, including losing his remunerations, was null and void.

He was represented by Karpal Singh & Co.

Last month, Gobind was suspended from Parliament for a year for alleging that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, who was then deputy premier, was involved in a murder case. He was also held to be in contempt of the House.

The suspension came after the Dewan Rakyat voted for a motion against him.

Gobind was told he would be paid any allowance or given any benefits accrued to MPs during the suspension.

It is believed that Gobind would using as precedent the Federal Court ruling last week that it has jurisdiction over the legislative powers of the Perak state assembly.

In its landmark unanimous decision, the Federal Court ruled that Perak Assembly Speaker V. Sivakumar did not have the power to suspend Mentri Besar Datuk Dr Zambry Abd Kadir and his six executive council members from the assembly.

The Court then lifted the suspension on Dr Zambry and his six executive council members and said the seven could attend the next assembly sitting.

http://www.thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2009/4/23/nation/20090423120151&sec=nation

seals: This is being fair....let the Federal court lift the ban on YB Gobind

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

More pictures of Eli appear on Internet

More pictures of Eli appear on Internet
By WANI MUTHIAH and CHRISTINA TAN
Tuesday April 21, 2009


SHAH ALAM: More pictures of Bukit Lan­jan assemblyman and state exco member Elizabeth Wong have surfaced, barely a week after she had resumed both her positions after a short hiatus.

Wong had gone on a two-month leave in February after revealing pictures of her found their way to the media early that month.

The latest pictures, made available on the Internet, showed Wong sound asleep.

Asked for her comments yesterday, Wong, who appeared calm and composed, said she had done what was necessary by lodging a police report two months ago when the pictures first surfaced.

She declined to comment further when met at an investiture ceremony held at the Dewan Jubli Perak here.

Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim said he would ask the police to do the necessary.

“For those who have the pictures, it is their social responsibility to give it to the police because it is considered an offence.

“They can give it to me and I’ll pass it to the police,” he said after presenting RM2mil to Chinese schools in Selangor.

Khalid reiterated that the circulation of the pictures was an intrusion of Wong’s privacy.

Exco member Iskandar Abdul Samad said the culprits should stop their dastardly act as it would not scare Wong off.

“She is a strong person and she can see herself through this. She has been carrying out her duties since her return and faced everyone,” said the PAS man.

Wong resigned as an exco member and assemblyman after pictures of her first surfaced.

However, the state turned down her resignations and directed her to report to work last week.

http://www.thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2009/4/21/nation/3736780&sec=nation

seals: I thought I have stop posting social/political news, but seeing this I had to comment. I can see the re-emergence of the photos, a clear indication of politically motivated action towards PR/DAP and YB Elizabeth Wong. Don't you think so? She resume her work, and it comes back? So where is the BF? Now who is distributing it now? We are not capable to investigate?

Elli, Ignore the Morons, carry out your task for people.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Delays in Posting

Hi all, My notebook OS (VISTA) crashed recently and I will need some time to restore the data and tools for me to be back on track with work and blogging. Hope to be back in 2 days time.

Thanks.

Friday, April 17, 2009