Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Immigration forced S'pore duo to do 'nude squats'

Two Singaporean women were reportedly forced to do squats in the nude by Immigration Department personnel following their arrest for “illegal entry” into Malaysia.

Such a practice was declared as “inhumane and undignified” and be immediately discontinued by the Royal Commission to Inquire into the Standard Operating Procedure, Rules and Regulations in Relation to the Conduct of Body Search in Respect of an Arrest and Detention report in 2006.

According to Singapore's Chinese daily Lianhe Zaobao, the incident happened during the wee hours of June 9 when the two women drove across the Causeway from the island republic.

The duo were headed to Johor Bahru for supper, but they were apparently negligent and walked passed the immigration counter without having their passports stamped.

For this, they were reportedly detained on the charge of being illegal immigrants and held at a lock-up facility in Pontian, Johor.

Under the pseudonym of Lin Li Li, the woman told the newspaper that she and her friend Zhan Ting Ting, another psuedonym, were ordered to take off their clothes and do 10 squats.

They were reportedly only given clothes meant for detainees after performing the act. They also complained about being handcuffed and that the lock-up conditions were atrocious.

"The clothes were dirty and smelly. The cell was only as big as two third of a basketball court, but there are 50 people inside. There were also a lot of mosquitos and cockroaches.

"We were handcuffed, we were treated as detainee even though we were proved not guilty. This is an insult,” Lin was reported as saying.

Home Ministry yet to receive report

After the 24-hour detention, they were released with a warning letter from the immigration officer.

Upset with their treatment, the duo said they will never enter Malaysia again even if they were invited to do so.

According to a Sin Chew Daily website, Home Ministry secretary-general Mahmud Adam has declined to comment on the matter because he had yet to receive any report on the matter.

nude ear squat royal commission report 230106 booksThis is the second major allegation of abuse of power by the Malaysian authorities since November 2005, when a video of a woman forced to perform nude squats by the police began circulating on the Internet.

According to the police, the nude squats was meant to look for illicit drugs.

The incident led to the formation of an independent commission led by former chief justice Mohamed Dzaiddin Abdullah, which recommended that the practice be discontinued.

 source: http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/166823

Seals: Hmmmmmm

Friday, June 10, 2011




AND AIR TIGHT. GREAT! The guy who first thought of the idea should be given an award for originality!!!

Cut up a disposable water bottle and keep the neck and top, as in photo. Insert the plastic bag through the neck and screw the top to seal. The bag is made to be air-tight, such that water will not leak, the secret lies with the top and screw cap! This is a great idea to share. Good for us and the environment too. 

 Zip-top bags are great, but sometimes you buy something in bulk and you're stuck with an unsealable bag. Home-centric blog Re-Nest shows us an easy way to give these bags an airtight seal with an old water bottle. All you need to do is cut off the top of the bottle and take off the cap. Push the bag through the bottle neck, fold it over the edges, and twist the cap back on. Now, your bag has an air and water tight seal, and you didn't have to waste the bag.

Monday, June 06, 2011

UFO spotted in Klang?

UFO spotted in Klang?

KLANG, SELANGOR: A rumour said an unidentified flying object (UFO) was spotted in Sri Andalas for three nights continuously.
As a result, some residents waited for the UFO Tuesday (16 March) and claimed that they saw an unidentified object that night.
According to the witnesses, they saw an UFO with blue lights circling around the sky for quite a long time.
The Li family from Taman Wira was the first who spotted the UFO. Subsequently, others claimed to have spotted the flying object on the following three nights.
When the news was spread, about 20 residents, equipped with telescopes and cameras, waited for it on Tuesday night.
An unidentified object was spotted in the sky around 8pm. However, it was too far away. Although the residents were able to see it, they failed to captured its image with their cameras.
Witness Li Kangwei, 26, told Sin Chew Daily that through a telescope, the UFO was having the same shape as those shown on TV. It was in oval-plate shape with vivid blue lights. When it descended or slowed down, it changed to red lights.
He said that his sister was the first who spotted the UFO. After that, the flying object appeared irregularly on the following three nights. It floated in the sky for about half an hour.
"On those three nights, there were two flying objects. When they were floating in the sky, they floated crisscrossingly."
Li also said that the flying object flew in a high speed which was much faster than ordinary aeroplanes. Therefore, he and his family believed that it was not an aeroplanes.
"An aeroplane would not 'float' in the sky like that. Besides, it was floating higher than aeroplanes. It could not be a remote control aircraft either," he said.
It was the Li family's first time seeing an UFO. But for the past one year, residents from Taman Sentosa, which was not far away from Sri Andalas, also claimed to have spotted an UFO which was also in oval-plate shape, but the UFO appeared in the evening.
Li was feeling sorry as his camera was unable to capture the image of the UFO. Otherwise, he would like to share the photos on the Internet. (Translated by YOU HSUEH LIN/Sin Chew Daily)

source: http://www.mysinchew.com/node/36850

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba: The Passing of a Beloved Spiritual Master

Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba: The Passing of a Beloved Spiritual Master by Shannon Nies
“I have come to light the lamp of Love in your hearts, to see that it shines day by day with added luster. I have not come on behalf of any exclusive religion. I have not come on a mission of publicity for a sect or creed or cause, nor have I come to collect followers for a doctrine. I have no plan to attract disciples or devotees into my fold or any fold. I have come to tell you of this unitary faith, this spiritual principle, this path of Love, this virtue of Love, this duty of Love, this obligation of Love.” —Sai Baba, July 4, 1968
After 85 years of touching the lives of His followers with His message of pure Love for all, spiritual Master and humanitarian, Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba left His earthly body on Easter Sunday, April 24, 2011.
As a proclaimed Avatar (an incarnation of God), Sai Baba had many messages of hope and Love for all who followed Him, as well as for all of mankind. “My objective is to establish unity in mankind, to reveal the aspect of the Divinity latent in man, and that God must be the only goal in life,” said Sai Baba. “It is also my duty to make you realize the kind of relationship that should exist between fellow human beings.” This is a powerful and inspiring message no matter what your religious or spiritual beliefs may be. In fact, Sai Baba spoke of his acceptance of all religions and incorporated fundamental beliefs of all religions of the world into his teachings. He explained, “I have come not to disturb or destroy any faith, but to confirm each in his own faith, so that the Christian becomes a better Christian; the Muslim, a better Muslim; and the Hindu, a better Hindu.”
In his physical presence on Earth, Sai Baba provided many philanthropic services to carry out His own message and beliefs. He did everything from establishing free hospitals and schools to creating free drinking water supply projects and housing projects. By devoting His time and selfless passion to deliver these acts of Love and service, he followed his own ideal that “service to man is service to God” and to “Love All Serve All—Help Ever Hurt Never.”
It is incredible to realize the sheer magnitude of the number of people who worshipped Sai Baba and His beliefs. Millions worldwide have held bhajans (devotional songs), service activities, and spiritual sadhana, showing their devotion for Him. And although Sai Baba is physically no longer with us here on Earth, His spiritual, immortal presence is still here in the hearts and minds of all who knew of and worshipped Him.