Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
- Malaysia's Home Minister reports that there has been a significant drop in the country's crime rates. Do you agree?
- Absolute rubbish!
- Maybe, but not because the authorities are doing a better job. Malaysians have just become more vigilant
- Yes. There are fewer cases of snatch thefts reported these days
- Yes, but we are still not at a level of comfortable safety
- Absolute rubbish!
source : http://malaysia.msn.com/ @ 20/5/2010 11.30pm KL time
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
In the dying minutes of the final count, the DAP's Wong Ho Leng was leading by 2,651 votes ahead of SUPP candidate Robert Lau (right), after all 110 ballot boxes were counted with only the postal votes remaining.
The drama surrounding the release of the postal votes result was worthy of its own television series as DAP leaders and Election Commission officers argued and pointed fingers, throwing everything but the kitchen sink at one another.
And just so the SUPP didn't feel left out, some DAP leaders raised suspicions that the local party and the EC were working in cahoots to rig the votes.
DAP Youth chief Anthony Loke said they had a lot of reasons to be suspicious, claiming inconsistencies in the signature of witnesses for at least a few hundred postal votes. All postal votes have to be validated by witnesses.
Fuelling further suspicions, Lau and his polling agents had parked themselves at the postal vote counting centre at Wisma Sanyan - about three kilometres from the main tally centre in Dewan Suarah - even before counting had begun.
"He stayed until the end. As it was, the counting itself started late, at around 6pm and finished around 8.30pm," said Loke.
"The votes were packed into their boxes and were ready to be moved to the polling centre, but the RO (returning officer) was holed up with SPR officials in a room for two hours.
"We were told they were tabulating the figures. They kept on delaying and we got nervous because we were worried that there might be an attempt to fix the postal votes," he said when contacted.
Showdown at Sanyan
The drama came to a head at around 10pm when an EC official named Ismail told EC workers to start bringing down the ballot boxes without issuing the Form 15, which is a standard requirement in any election to prove the final tally for postal votes had been completed.
"We verbally told them not to touch the boxes. That was when I called a chief inspector to take over the security situation," said Loke (left), commending the swift police action in sending several officers up to tape off the area where the boxes were kept.
At this juncture, Loke said an EC official finally came up to show them the form, which he claimed had not been signed by polling agents from either DAP or SUPP.
"But we saw the figures and found we would still get the majority, we decided to leave (albeit) in protest," he said, pointing out that by then he had lost track of time.
Back at the counting centre at Dewan Suarah, the postal votes arrived at around 10.30pm, and after it was included in the overall final tally, returning officer Wong See Meng announced Wong Ho Leng the winner with a 398-vote majority.
Based on the final figures released by the EC that night, SUPP received 2,323 out of the 2,827 total postal votes, while DAP got 70 and independent candidate Narawi Haron got 30. 208 postal votes were rejected and 190 unreturned.
EC blames DAP
SUPP Sibu information chief Daniel Ngieng however called the DAP's antics "hooliganism", echoing his Sibu chief Wong Soon Koh's view that the DAP led an "unruly mob".
"We are very surprised with the attitude of the DAP. We have to leave it to the EC to do their job. Everyone has to follow procedures.
"We cannot harass the election workers. They (the DAP) should know that Sarawakians are very mild people. I'm not complaining, but from what I observed, they are trying to be very aggressive.
"I'm not saying if something is not right, leave it alone... you can claim whatever you want, but at the end, the voters should be given the opportunity to exercise their rights," he said when contacted.
The EC, particularly its chief Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof (right) on Monday denied DAP's claims that the EC were delaying the postal vote count, pointing the finger back at the DAP for being the ones stalling the announcement.
The DAP Youth chief rubbished the accusation, explaining that they had good reason to stop the boxes from being moved, but the delay they caused was nowhere as long as the two hours the EC took to do the math.
"The boxes can only move once the official papers are out. We probably stalled it for around 20 minutes. There are only 11 ballot boxes, and it would take at the most 30 minutes to tabulate (all of them), but they took nearly two hours," he said.
Ngieng has shrugged off Loke's claims as paranoia.
"The last time they said the boxes cannot be kept at the police station because they would get short-changed, but all the boxes are sealed. Why worry?
"Even I myself am not too happy with how they (the EC) are so sticky with minor things, but that's just how it is done.
"If I were petty, I would raise many things that the DAP have done, but at the end of it all, we just have to accept the results," he said.
seals: Desperate BN? This is the evidence of surah 99 verses 7 & 8 ... you do bad ..what ever you do you will get it back BN !!!!
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
May 18, 10
Bung Moktar, who is MP for Kinabatangan in Sabah, ran into a protest mounted outside the Lower Syariah Court in Gombak Timur this morning.
Bung Moktar, 51, had pleaded guilty on April 20 to marrying actress Zizie Ezette Abdul Samad, 31, last December without the court's authorisation.
The Islamic Family Law (Selangor) Enactment 2003 requires that a man who is entering into a polygamous marriage be granted permission by the court and the first wife.
Syarie judge Wan Mahyuddin Wan Muhammad had released the couple on oral bail of RM500 each with one guarantor each, and fixed today for their lawyer Amli Embong to submit mitigation in writing.
They are liable to fined up to RM1,000 or jailed for not more than six months.
Empower executive director Maria Chin Abdullah (right) said Bung Moktar's action sends out the wrong message to society.
"He is a lawmaker and he is breaking the law, but the way the issue is highlighted makes it seem like there's nothing wrong," she told journalists outside the court this morning.
"(He) should step down and should not represent Malaysians (in Parliament) any more. That would be the right thing to do.”
She added that Bung Moktar, who is also BN Backbenchers Club deputy chairperson, also has a "track record of making sexist remarks in the Dewan Rakyat (thus) making mockery of Parliament".
"If he does not resign now, he should at least not be fielded as a candidate for the next election.
"He is a leader and should behave in a respectable and respectful manner," she said, adding that this is not a grudge which the women's groups hold against the MP.
Empower is one of four groups in the Joint Action Group which organised the protest. The other groups are the Women's Aid Organisation (WAO), All Women's Action Society and Sisters in Islam.
WAO executive director Ivy Josiah said there are reasons for the Syariah requirements and that Bung Moktar should lead by example.
"When political leaders (disregard the requirements of the law), what message are they sending?" she asked.
'Not a lawbreaker'
The protest did not appear to faze a clearly ebullient Zizie, dressed in a bejewelled black baju kurung and scarf, and wearing dark glasses.
"I'm always happy. I'm a happy-go-lucky person," she said.
As the cameras turned on them, she told Bung Moktar: "Sayang, you can pandai pose. Depan I bukan main lagi, sini nak malu-malu.” (Rough translation: Sweetheart, you are good at posing. In front of me you show off, here you look coy.”
Asked about his first wife, Bung Moktar said "She's fine", while Zizie giggled incessantly.
Approached by Malaysiakini, Bung Moktar - who wore a silver suit and purple shirt - said he did not break the law.
"I am always a lawmaker, not a lawbreaker," he said curtly.
He added that he would not respond to the JAG's comments as "the questions are silly".
"If they want an answer they should ask in Dewan Rakyat, I don't have to answer them here," he spat.
seals: LOL .... they may reduce the fine to avoid another BUY-ELECTIONS!!!
Monday, May 17, 2010
Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak said he has yet to decide on a RM5 million allocation for flood mitigation projects in Rejang Park that he had offered Sibu voters Saturday night.
"We will see first, because we have not made any decision on that,” he told a press conference at the Official Monetary and Finance Institutions Forum today.
On Saturday, Najib (right), who is also BN chairperson, announced in Sibu's Rajang Park that he would sign a cheque for flood mitigation projects in the area, provided Sibu voters “deliver” him BN candidate Robert Lau in the following day's polling.
"Let's make a deal. If you deliver me Robert Lau Jr on Sunday, I will sign the cheque on Monday," he had said.
Lau lost to DAP's Wong Ho Leng with a slim 398 majority.
When asked if he thought Sarawak Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud could be one of the reasons for the BN's loss, Najib said he "wouldn't want to speculate" on the matter.
Analaysts had said many were aware of the unhappiness of Chinese voters in Sibu with their state chief minister.
Among the indications of this, they pointed out, was the sparseness of his posters in the urban areas during the campaign period.
Known as 'Pek Moh' (White Hair) by the locals, Taib (above, far left) has been the subject of much grumbling and frustrations over failures to tackle flood woes, poor economic management and the perceived consentration of wealth among a tiny elite.
'All commitments will be fulfilled'Meanwhile, Deputy Prime Minister and deputy BN chairperson Muhyiddin Yassin said the government would fulfill all the commitments it made during the by-election campaign.
He stopped short, however, of commenting on whether the government will provide the funds for flood mitigation.
"Whatever we announced will be fulfilled. We will continue with our commitments.
"The (Sibu) by-election is not an ending note," he told told a brief press conference in Putrajaya.
seals: so now you know the real BN?
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Shafie, says Er, was forced to cancel his visit plans and left the polling station under heavy security.
Er also said that DAP has received many complaints of BN vote-buying near the Sekolah Kebangsaan Sg Aup the polling station.
"One of the local resident even showed us a RM70 (right) received from BN half-an-hour ago, and gave us his IC number as proof," Er told Malaysiakini in a short Email.
The Bakri MP said he admires the honesty of Iban voters, and hopes to set up a new division in the Iban areas after the election.
12.20pm Voter turnout as of 12pm is 37% (20,241 voters).
12.10pm: SUPP candidate Robert Lau goes on the defensive while making his rounds at the SRJK(C) Kiang Hin polling station, saying that he does not see Malaysiakini "writing good articles on me".
complete news at : http://malaysiakini.com/news/131916
seals: MACC will again close eyes? MACC is just another TOY of UMNO!!!!
About Kriya Yoga
Babaji's Kriya Yoga is a scientific art of perfect God Truth union and Self-Realization. It was revived by a great Master of India, Babaji Nagaraj, as a synthesis of ancient teachings of the 18 Siddha tradition. It includes a series of techniques or "Kriyas" grouped into five phases or branches.
Kriya Hatha Yoga: including "asanas," physical postures of relaxation, "bandahs," muscular locks, and "mudras," psycho-physical gestures, all of which bring about greater health, peace and the awakening of the principal energy channels, “the nadis”, and centers, the "chakras." Babaji has selected a particularly effective series of 18 postures, which are taught in stages and in pairs. One cares for the physical body not for its own sake but as a vehicle or temple of the Divine.
Kriya Kundalini Pranayama: is a powerful breathing technique to awaken one’s potential power and consciousness and to circulate it through the seven principal chakras between the base of the spine and the crown of the head. It awakens the latent faculties associated with the seven chakras and makes one a dynamo on all five planes of existence.
Kriya Dhyana Yoga: is a progressive series of meditation techniques to learn the scientific art of mastering the mind - to cleanse the subconscious, to develop concentration, mental clarity and vision, to awaken the intellectual, intuitive and creative faculties, and to bring about the breathless state of communion with God, "Samadhi" and Self-Realization.
Kriya Mantra Yoga: the silent mental repetition of subtle sounds to awaken the intuition, the intellect and the chakras; the mantra becomes a substitute for the "I" - centered mental chatter and facilitates the accumulation of great amounts of energy. The mantra also cleanses habitual subconscious tendencies.
Kriya Bhakti Yoga: the cultivation of the soul’s aspiration for the Divine. It includes devotional activities and service to awaken unconditional love and spiritual bliss; it includes chanting and singing, ceremonies, pilgrimages, and worship. Gradually, all of one's activities become soaked with sweetness, as the "Beloved" is perceived in all.
Om Kriya Babaji Nama Aum
(The guru mantra of Babaji's Kriya Yoga)
Kriya is”action with awareness,” which is both the vehicle and the destination of practitioners of Kriya Yoga, by making all of our actions the object of awareness.
Babaji is the Guru of the Kriya Yoga tradition, who synthesized its ancient teachings and who has disseminated them in modern times. This is the same Babaji referred to in Paramahansa Yogananda’s “Autobiography of a Yogi.”
Nama is Salutations or “I call to you”
Aum the primordial sound resonating within
This guru mantra, Om Kriya Babaji Nama Aum, has the power to connect our pulse to the pulse of Babaji, tuning us into the Grace of the legendary Himalayan Siddha, Kriya Babaji Nagaraj. Through the mantra he reveals himself to his Devotees. Through its repetition the inner guru, or supreme intelligence abiding in the crown chakra becomes accessible. The mantra is shakti, conscious energy. It has power, as the Guru transmits his shakti through the mantra and the shakti enters the disciple through the mantra. The root of the mantra is the guru's word, and indeed, the mantra is a form of the guru himself.
Kriya Yoga is “Action with Awareness.” It is a means of self-knowledge, of knowing the truth of our being. Babaji's Kriya Yoga incorporates “awareness” in the practice of asanas, pranayama, meditation, mantras, but also teaches us to incorporate awareness in all thoughts, words, dreams and desires, in all actions. This sadhana has the enormous potential to make us more conscious human beings. It requires, however, the willingness of the body, mind, heart and will, to align with the soul’s aspiration for purification and perfection. The sadhana of BKY is a collection of 144 exercises and spiritual practices for Self realization and transformation in all of our five bodies: physical, vital, mental, intellectual and spiritual.
The first objective of Kriya Hatha Yoga is deep physical and mental relaxation. The body can become purified of many disorders and irregularities by asana. The variety of asana grants flexibility, lightness and buoyancy in the body. The practice of the 18 asana series awakens the energy centers along the spine and kundalini, our potential power and consciousness.
Kriya Kundalini Pranayama deals more directly with the subtler vital parts of the nervous system. The first objective of pranayama is to purify the nervous system and to circulate life energy through all the nerves and subtle energy channels without obstruction. Ultimately these pranayama will awaken the sushumna and direct kundalini upward through it.
Babaji's Kriya Yoga Dhyana, demands that truth realized in our inner consciousness penetrate into our waking consciousness and become effective there. The level of our consciousness determines the nature and quality of the life we live. So, rather than trying to stop thoughts and drop into a void, our meditations focus on dynamic methods of strengthening the power of the mind, the power of visualization and stimulate a ready flow of intuition and inspiration, which can be used in our life. The meditations help us to develop our power of concentration, in order to orient the whole of our consciousness towards our soul.
Kriya Mantra Yoga is silent repetition of powerful chakra seed syllables and sound, which stimulates divine qualities. This practice tunes one's whole being and turns one's consciousness turned toward the Divine, and opens one to the a flow of divine energy and grace.
Through the practice of Babaji's Kriya Yoga , one begins to study oneself and to let go of negative habits, desires, fears and other forms of disturbances. One gradually establishes oneself in a new inner Witness perspective, full of peace and joy. As one lets go of the old egoistic perspective, one’s personality is transformed, and one begins to experience oneself as an instrument of love and as a superior creative intelligence, engaged in bringing joy to others and making the world a better place.
Babaji's Kriya Yoga is a spiritual tradition, wherein one “wakes up” from “dreaming with one’s eyes open.”. Babaji's Kriya Yoga is a path of Self-realization which is comprehensive, as it integrates all of the dimensions of our life. It is a path of self discipline which enables one to live in the world with open-hearted compassion.
The Origin of Kriya Yoga
This tradition flows directly from the Yoga Siddhas, the perfected masters of Siva Yoga. Kriya Babaji Nagaraj synthesized his Kriya Yoga from techniques taught by the Siddhas, Agastyar and Boganathar. Babaji initiated a great yogi, S.A.A. Ramaiah into these techniques in 1954 and 1955, near Badrinath in the
In 1983, Yogi Ramaiah gave to Marshall Govindan a set of stringent conditions to fulfill as a condition to teach the 144 Kriyas or techniques of Babaji’s Kriya Yoga.
Henceforward, Marshall Govindan's life was directed by the Light of the Guru, (with continuing guidance, inspiration and intuition and insight), which focused on “showing the path to others.” Beginning in 1989, his life moved in this new direction; doors opened automatically, and everything facilitated a new mission. Govindan began to share Kriya Yoga with others, first, on weekends, in
Thursday, May 13, 2010
The bad effects of a high sodium diet.
A pinch and a dash of salt can easily add up to unhealthy levels of sodium, especially when many food already contain more than enough sodium. When it comes to eating, many of us are prone to reaching out for the salt shaker to season our food. Excess salt intake is associated with many health problems such as high blood pressure, heart disease and kidney stones. It is also the reason that many people suffer from fluid retention.
The first thing that you should be aware of is the fact that sodium is necessary for a healthy person. It serves to keep the fluids balanced correctly in the body also influences the way the muscles relax and contract. It will work towards transmitting nerve impulses and it can be an important part of the way we can regulate our moods and cravings. However, we consume far too much of it isn't good at all.
Read on to find out the health problems associated with high salt intake, food to avoid and how to ensure you have a low sodium diet.
Salt intake in everyday diet
- Five per cent is added when cooking
- Six per cent is added after cooking
- 12 per cent comes from natural sources
- 77 per cent from process or prepared food
When a person has a diet that is high in salt, they are at risk of increasing their chances of certain health problems.
Increase of blood pressure - The more sodium in your blood, the more blood volume increases because sodium attracts and retains water.
Osteoporosis – Report shows that a high salt diet does reduce bone density.
Gastric (stomach) cancer – Associated with high levels of salt.
Heart problems - Researchers at the University of Naples, Italy, and the University of Warwick, UK, have found a direct relationship between high salt intake and strokes.
Electrolyte disturbance – This can cause neurological problems.
Kidney failure and heart disease – Salt is processed by the kidneys, but when we eat too much of it, none of it can be processed and the excess ends up in the blood stream. Because the mineral retains water, the volume of blood in the body increases. As a result, the circulatory system has to work harder to pump the blood. Over time, this added strain on the system can result in heart disease and kidney failure.
Death – Consuming large amounts of salt in a short time (1g per kg of body weight) can be fatal, salt solution was once used as a method of suicide in ancient China.
Food to avoid
- Canned foods (fish, soup and vegetable)
- Salty chips, nuts, pretzels
- Ready to eat cereals
- Cured and salted meats
- Instant noodles
- Frozen foods
- Sauces – soy, fish, oyster and dressings
- Pickled foods
Low sodium diet
Having a diet that is low in sodium has many health benefits; however, salt shouldn’t be cut out entirely. This is because it is a necessary component of any diet and is required by the body to regulate water content. Drinking too much water, with insufficient salt intake, puts a person at risk of water intoxication (water poisoning).
It also aids the movement of muscles (one of the reasons it comes out in sweat), balancing body fluids and transmitting information in the nervous system.
The most important benefit of a low-sodium diet is cardiovascular health. The system works better when the blood is not full of excess salt, especially the heart.
How to cut salt?
Your taste for salt is an acquired one, so it's definitely reversible. To unlearn this salty savouring, decrease your use of it gradually and your taste buds will adjust to it eventually. Most people find that after a few weeks of cutting salt, they no longer miss it.
- Eat more fresh food
- Eat less processed foods
- Choose low-sodium products
- Remove salt from recipes when possible
- Limit salty condiments
- Use herbs, spices and flavourings to enhance food
Friday, May 07, 2010
But today, Malaysians can see for themselves how we have been cheated for the sole benefit of allowing such irresponsible politicians to hold on to their power. Those were the dark days we do not want to go back.
Now we are on the path of reform. Either the government of the day do it or we will voted those who will reform.
Lonestar: My goodness, what's wrong with this Azhar? How does one link May 13 to whatever happened to Aminulrasyid Amzad. Can he not let the ghost of May 13 rest?
The issue involving Aminulrasyid is due to over-reaction by the police. No one is disputing the work done properly by the police.
Dr Jacob George: How to win 'hearts and minds' with political dinosaurs and idiots like this in political office? May 13 again - Nay, Malaysians more matured and aware despite certain politically bankrupt individuals attempting to resurrect it.
TPN: How does MCA convince the Chinese voters to back BN when idiots like Azhar continue to utter idiotic statements. Najib, get rid of there morons from Umno if you want non-Malays to back BN.
Confused: Azhar, it appears that you are not used to play the role of an opposition. However, keep it up, you will have lots more opportunity to practice. You sounded really childish and as usual making allegations and statements which are unfounded or unsupported by facts.
Isana: This Umno dinosaur realised that the only way to come back to power in Penang is through another May 13 incident. Umno is nothing but racist, power-crazy and corrupt. They stole Perak, indulge in bribery in Hulu Selangor and the same will happen in Sibu.
Rayfire: I don't know if May 13 will happen or not, but definitely March 8 will with a bigger tsunami that will drown you bigoted clowns!
Paddington Bear: How much longer are we going to spend our lives under the imminent threat of another May 13? It's over 40 years ago now. The only reason why we can't seem to let it go is because politicians (read: Umno) don't seem to want Malaysians to move on with their lives.
Ng Seng Tong: This guy must be hauled up by highest authorities, including the prime minister and the king, for suggesting and therefore planting the idea of the possibility of the army versus the police. This rable-rouser cannot be left off the hook.
The highest authorities must reprimand such wrongdoings. Here, we are dealing with dangerous issue.
Bernard Phillips: Please don't fall into this trap, people. He is doing what the national Umno leaders have been trying to do for the last two years - attempting to stir up emotions so that a state of emergency can be proclaimed. How else can the BN/Umno politician grab power back?
They are completely bankrupt of new ideas to govern, and are even more desperately lost when in opposition.
Sentinel: I think Penangites should not be alarmed or surprised at the behaviour of this so-called opposition leader Azhar. They are expected to behave like this because they are from the same mould, which is the racist Umno mould.
Look at Bukit Bendera's Ahmad Ismail, are we even surprised? The more they do this kind of behaviour, the longer Pakatan will stay in power in Penang - but they don't realise that, they will continue with these petty and childish behaviour.
FedUp2010: This is another one of BN's stooges planted in Penang to question every single sincere effort of Lim Guan Eng and cause trouble. Why didn't he question the various fishy dealings of the previous state government?
Ferdtan: Gerakan, please do your part. Please disassociate yourself from this moron, and if no statement is forthcoming then it means that you agree with him.
Wira: Every time the state government does the right thing, we have an Umno racist bringing up "pendatang", "prostitutes" and "May 13" to cover up their past wrongs. Hulu Selangor must have emboldened them.
Al: If there's one thing I learnt since March 8, 2008, BN makes very poor opposition in states run by Pakatan. They don't know how to raise any credible points at all. Just look at Selangor's Mohd Khir Toyo.
seals: for the rest of the world: "May 13" here is "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May_13_incident"
Thursday, May 06, 2010
KUALA TERENGGANU, 5 MAY, 2010: Patients and other people present at the Jerangau Health Centre in Felda Jerangau, Dungun, were left in shock when a Form Four student gave birth in the clinic's toilet today.
Earlier, in the 11am incident, the student was said to have gone to the clinic with her neighbour after she complained of stomach pains.
Upon arriving at the clinic the teenager entered the toilet and was discovered by passers-by who saw blood and water trickling out.
When they opened the door they found the student and her baby covered in blood.
The student, who is from a secondary school in Dungun, has been sent with her baby for treatment at the Hulu Terenagganu Hospital.
Dungun acting police chief ASP Alias Abu Bakar confirmed the incident and said investigations were underway including finding out if the girl had been raped.
seals: Do we need this more ?
Heng: Axed documentary was one-sided
Ubi Wan Kenobi: I'm depressed to see people like Information, Communications and Culture Deputy Minister Heng Seai Kie attempt to defend the indefensible. Is your job so important you have to bypass your conscience and sell your soul to a diabolical and repressive regime?
Ric: Who is Heng to decide if the documentary is one sided? Broadcast it, and we the rakyat shall decide if it's balanced or otherwise.
Furthermore, that's exactly the purpose of the documentary: to highlight the problems faced by the indigenous people due to the Bakun Dam. It's up to the developer and state government to refute it.
Disgusted: Rape of the land and people of Sarawak is still rape. That how I look at it. The poor indigenous people of Sarawak will be better off if they had not joined Malaysia and stayed independent like Brunei. However, either due to corrupt leaders who worked in their own interest or out of total ignorance, they were sold out by Temenggong Jugah and Abdul Taib Mahmud's uncle Rahman Yakub.
See where Taib's family and cronies are now and where the rest of Sarawak people are. They are slaves and serfs of the rulers or rajahs of Sarawak who took over from the White Rajahs - the Brooke family. Sarawak is colonised by these people.
Lonestar: Deputy minister, please air the programme and let the rakyat decide whether it is one-sided. After all, the rakyat paid for it. Those in RTM as well cannot and must not decide for the rakyat. Just remember who is paying their salaries.
Fairplayer: We shall see whether the eyes of the Sibu voters are opened or not come May 16. If the voters choose to be blinded by goodies and sugar-coated words from Rosmah Mansor, then they have themselves to blame if they get conned by the ruling coalition.
Arul Inthirarajah: For some, this may be their last term as deputy minister, and even as MP. The writing is clearly on the wall. It's the public who should get to decide whether a programme is one sided or not, not RTM !
Keturunan Malaysia: Correction, Madam Heng Seai Kie, the programme is not one-sided. It is wrong-sided.
Nation's healthcare system ill, needs attention
GJ: The government does not concentrate on the people's actual needs. They say okay to cronies so the latter can make fast money, while the people end up as the losers. I have a healthcare card, yet, I was forced to pay since my insurance does not cover investigations.
I wonder how a doctor can determine things without conducting any tests or investigations? The government just sits and watch the poor being suppressed, while the rich and famous get royal treatment. It's the rakyat that needs the all the help, not the cronies.
Darrel Damian: With the money used for building the twin skyscrapers, the government can easily provide cheap, if not free, medical services for all people. With the money used to send a man to outer space, and the money used for funding the F1 events, all the problems pertaining to basic necessities could be solved.
Quigonbond: Well, Nurul Izzah Anwar and her friend should be lauded for taking time off to pen the article.
But I can't help notice that compared with the healthcare debate in the US, this article is mostly for light reading. It would be great if PKR, and Pakatan Rakyat as a whole, can come up with a national policy regarding healthcare.
It's clearly an important issue for the people - and has to be rightly balanced between healthcare providers abusing the insurance system, to an insurance system that sufficiently protects those in need and sustainable market forces to allow people to choose different levels of healthcare coverage without encouraging rent-seeking mentality.
Joe Friday: I suggest that this article be published in all languages so that the public are well-informed and can decide when choosing the next government.
Police pulled me 'like a cow': Kelantan sultanah
My Kiasu: This involved royalty and yet the police, particularly the Special Action Unit (UTK), can treat them in such a 'biadab' (rude) manner. What can the ordinary folks expect if the UTK were to act against them? No wonder Altantuya Shaariibuu suffered such a bad fate.
Ferdtan: We don't know the actual facts of the rivalry in the royal family. From a family angle, I find it very strange that the queen is taking sides between the two sons. I would have thought that she will act as the impartial mediator to bring peace to the family rather than be an active participant. Anyway, what do I know - I am not a royalty.
Anti-Bodek: Untuk pengetahuan DYMM Sultanah, kebenaran dan kuasa tuhan yang lebih berkuasa. Inilah masalah rakyat yang selama ini. Kami minta perhatian kerabat diraja supaya rakyat terbela daripada rejim BN-Umno. Bila sudah terkena sendiri baru sedar jauh mana keganasan polis di Malaysia ini.
Bertaubatlah demi masa depan negara dan rakyat tercinta ini. Bangkitlah kerabat diraja bersama rakyat untuk menegakkan keadilan di Malaysia ini. Rakyat dan Pakatan Rakyat akan sentiasa bersama kerabat.
Multi Racial: The Kelantan sultan has been humiliated by the police. So what Umno is going to do now? Secondly, if the police dare to treat the Sultan of Kelantan, his consort and his prince disrespectfully and in using force, try to imagine what they are capable of doing against common people like us.
Wednesday, May 05, 2010
This follows a dramatic operation yesterday by police and members of the Special Action Unit (UTK) that saw the detention of her youngest son, Tengku Muhd Fakhry Petra, a number of bodyguards, two doctors and a physiotherapist.
According to the Malay Mail, Tengku Anis also alleged that the Kelantan Sultan, Tuanku Ismail Petra, was being held against his will at HUSM and that the police had ignored his orders to take him back to the palace.
Tengku Anis said she had spent most of the night 'on the floor' outside the royal ward at HUSM though she was later able to enter the ward and lock herself in.
Recounting the ordeal she experienced yesterday, Tengku Anis told the Malay Mail that she had been abused by the police who pulled her 'like a cow' to get her to come with them to the police station.
Heavily-armed members of the UTK in balaclavas stopped their convoy soon after it had left the royal palace in Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, en route to the airport in Pengkalan Chepa, she said.
They had earlier been prevented from flying to Singapore for the Kelantan ruler's (extreme right in pix) medical treatment.
"We were all so frightened when the police confronted us," said Tengku Anis. "UTK personnel stormed our car and forcibly tried to remove my husband, which resulted in a scuffle.
"My husband kept telling me that he wanted to return to the palace, but they (police) whisked him away to HUSM.
"They dragged me out of the vehicle and pushed me all over the place, including at the hospital, when they shoved me into the lift as my husband was being taken to the ward."
Fakhry also in the dark
Tengku Anis said she had spent the subsequent on the floor outside the royal ward.
"They would not allow me to be with my husband despite my pleas that I feared for his safety. "Furthermore, if I left the hospital, they said they would arrest me," said Tengku Anis.
Asked why police wanted to quiz her, she said: "I don't know...I just don't know," the report read further.
Tengku Fakhry (right), meanwhile, was said to also be in the dark as to why he had been held by the police.
He said he had given information to the police and was at the station for more than four hours but was never told why he was detained.
He said he was asked about the press conference he gave earlier that day regarding his intention to take the sultan, Tuanku Ismail, to the Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore.
Besides Tengku Fakhry, said the Malay Mail, police also detained the sultan's two doctors, a physiotherapist and eight bodyguards. Till lunch time today, they were still at the police station.
The paper identified the doctors as Kolonel Dr Mohamed Razin Kamarulzaman and Dr Lim Choon Hai, and a physiotherapist by the name of Roslin Ngah.
source : http://malaysiakini.com/news/131045