Sunday, May 25, 2008


Stracie Angie Anam (Stacy)

This 18 year old, beautiful lass from Kota Kinabalu, Sabah finally emerged as the winner of Astro Reality Show, Akademi Fantasia 6. She is none other than Stracie Angie Anam or just Stacy. The final concert was held last night, Saturday, May 24, 2008 at Stadium Bukit Jalil.

Stacy performed two numbers by which one of the songs was especially composed for her entitled Aku Stacy. The other song is Atas Nama Cinta (original song by Rossa). Stacy beat other four finalists Riz, Nubhan, Toi and Nadia.

She bags more than RM700,000 worth of prizes which include a bungalow house at A’Famosa Villa D’Lagos, Melaka, holiday packages to South Africa, a Peugeot 307XS car, RM25,000 and a trophy.

The first and second runner-ups are Riz (Mohammed Idris Bin Mohd. Zaizizi) and Nubhan (Ahmad Nubhan Bin Ahmad) respectively. The fourth place went to Toi (Khairul Nizam Bin Baharom) and Nadia (Nadia Haswani Binti Hasnan) at the 5th place.

Congratulations to Stacy. Being Sabahan myself, I am proud to see such a talented singer like you. Your achievement made Sabah very proud. Your performance has been consistent throughout the 10 concerts and you truly deserved what you have got. Good luck and Kotobian Tadau Tagazo do Kaamatan.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Pedra Branca belongs to Singapore - The Straits Times (Singapore)

World court ends 28-year dispute, declaring main island is Singapore's; Malaysia gets Middle Rocks
By Lydia Lim, Senior Political Correspondent

HISTORIC ISLAND: Pedra Branca, the size of a football field, is 40km east of Singapore. Horsburgh Lighthouse, built over 150 years ago, is the oldest here. In the background, at left and right, are a pair of outcrops called Middle Rocks. -- PHOTO: GOVERNMENT OF SINGAPORE

AT THE HAGUE - A LONGSTANDING tussle for sovereignty over Pedra Branca and its outcrops came to an end yesterday when the International Court of Justice (ICJ) awarded the main island to Singapore, and two smaller outcrops nearby to Malaysia.
The court did not make a definitive ruling on the third rock of contention, South Ledge, which is visible only at low tide. It belongs to whoever owns the territorial waters it sits in, said the court.

The judgment was telecast live in both countries, and when Judge Awn Shawkat Al-Khasawneh concluded his two-hour statement at 6pm, Singaporeans and Malaysians alike applauded the decision.

Deputy Prime Minister S. Jayakumar told reporters at The Hague: 'We are pleased with the judgment because the court has awarded sovereignty over Pedra Branca, which is the main feature in dispute, to Singapore.'

Malaysia's Foreign Minister Rais Yatim described it as a 'win-win' judgment and said that both countries would 'forge ahead' in their bilateral relationship.

In Singapore, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong declared that he was pleased with the result, saying that resorting to the ICJ was 'a good way for (the two countries) to resolve disagreements or problems while maintaining good relations with each other'.

In Malaysia, Deputy Prime Minister Najib Razak called it a 'balanced decision', with Malaysia 'partly successful' in its territorial claims.

The two hours at the ICJ were suspense-filled and had the Singapore delegation, led by Professor Jayakumar, on the edge of their seats for much of the time.

For the first hour, it actually seemed as if the court would find in Malaysia's favour.

Reasoning from various historical writings, treaties and letters relevant to the case, the court decided that these showed that the Sultanate of Johor possessed original title to the island, dating back to the 16th century.

This meant that the court rejected Singapore's argument that Pedra Branca was terra nullius, that is, belonged to no one, in 1847 when the British took ownership of it and built Horsburgh Lighthouse there.

But things started looking up in the second hour, when the focus shifted to the various activities that Singapore had carried out on the island in the latter half of the 20th century.

These included its investigation into marine accidents in the waters around Pedra Branca, control of visits to the island, plans to reclaim it and installation of military communications equipment there.

The court found that all these activities were carried out a titre de souverain, that is, in a manner that conferred title on the state responsible.

It also noted Malaysia's failure to protest against these acts, all of which - except for the installation of military equipment - it had noticed.

The court also highlighted as of 'major significance' a 1953 letter from the Johor Acting State Secretary informing the colonial authorities in Singapore that Johor did not claim ownership over Pedra Branca.

The reply made clear that in 1953, Johor understood that it did not have sovereignty over Pedra Branca.

That reply would also have left the authorities in Singapore with no reason to doubt that Britain had sovereignty over the island, the court concluded.

The court thus judged that although Johor had possessed an original title to Pedra Branca, that title subsequently passed to Singapore.

The dispute between Singapore and Malaysia over sovereignty of the island arose in February 1980, when Singapore protested against a 1979 Malaysian map that placed Pedra Branca within its territorial waters.

The court ruled that by that critical date, sovereignty over the island had already passed to Singapore.

'The court concludes that sovereignty over Pedra Branca belongs to Singapore.' As Judge Al-Khasawneh pronounced these words, smiles broke out on the Singapore side of the Peace Palace's Great Hall.

The 16 judges of the ICJ voted 12 to four in Singapore's favour.
On the issue of Middle Rocks, the court said that Malaysia's claim of original title still held, as there had been no activities on Singapore's side which made it pass to Singapore.

While the ICJ ruling has settled sovereignty issues, other issues remain.

For one thing, Singapore and Malaysia have to discuss how to delimit the territorial waters in the Pedra Branca and Middle Rocks area.

There will have to be 'sensitive management' of navigational rights, said Mr S. Kesavapany, a former Singapore high commissioner to Malaysia.

'For instance, both our navies will go through the waters, so you need clear understanding of the circumstances under which this can be done,' he said.

A joint technical committee is already in place to discuss these and related issues.

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Singapore gets Pulau Batu Puteh


Singapore gets Pulau Batu Puteh while Malaysia given Middle Rocks
- Bernama

PULAU BATU PUTEH: The ICJ has ruled that the disputed island (above)belongs to Singapore while Malaysia has sovereignty over Middle Rocks.


The International Court of Justice here today ruled Singapore has sovereignty over Pulau Batu Puteh while Malaysia owns Middle Rocks, and South Ledge belongs to the state in whose territorial waters it is located.

The judgment brought to a close a 28-year-old territorial dispute between Malaysia and Singapore over the island which Singapore called Pedra Branca, Middle Rocks and South Ledge.

Pulau Batu Puteh is located 7.7 nautical miles off the coast of Johor's Tanjung Penyusuh. Both countries have pledged to abide by the decision of the ICJ, the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, whose decision is final and not subject to appeal.

Malaysia and Singapore have also repeatedly emphasised that whatever decision handed down by the ICJ, would not strain ties between the two neighbours.

ICJ Vice-President Shawkat Al-Khasawneh delivering his judgement

The judgment was delivered by ICJ Vice-President Shawkat Al-Khasawneh, who was the Acting President in the case, at 10am Netherlands time and ended reading out the verdict five minutes before noon.

Shawkat and 15 other judges had heard oral submissions by both countries from Nov 6-23 last year.

Malaysian Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim regarded the judgment as a "win-win" situation and stated that the status quo remained although Singapore had sovereignty over Pulau Batu Puteh and Malaysia over Middle Rocks.

The delivery of the judgment was televised live by RTM from The Hague, Netherlands, from 10am (4pm in Malaysia).

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Tuesday, May 20, 2008


Interesting article by Zainon Ahmad, The Sun, Tuesday, July 24, 2007 reproduced in a blog entitled 31august1957 for your reading pleasure - Blog Administrator

Winning over Sabah and Sarawak

INITIALLY the leaders of Sabah (then British North Borneo) and Sarawak were opposed to Malaysia or at best gave it a lukewarm welcome after it was proposed by Tunku Abdul Rahman on May 27, 1961 at the Foreign Correspondents Association in Singapore.

“Let us become independent first and then we will decide whether to join Malaysia or not,” said Tan Sri Ong Kee Hui, the Kuching mayor and leader of the Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP), formed in 1959.

Other prominent Sarawak leaders like Datu Abang Haji Openg – later the first local governor – and Abang Mustapha Abang Haji Abdul Gapor who are also members of the Council Negeri, considered the oldest legislature in the country, were unanimous in their opposition to the Tunku’s plan.

In Sabah, Tun Fuad Stephens (then Donald Stephens), a newspaper publisher, a member of the State Council and Huguan Siou (paramount leader) of the Kadazan/Dusun people, shared the same view as Ong. “We must not be seen as changing colonial masters,” was the response of the United National Kadazan Organisation (Unko), a party Fuad formed with Keningau

community leader GS Sundang. They contacted leaders from the other territories to see whether they should revive the idea of a federation of Borneo states of Sabah, Sarawak and Brunei instead.

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Monday, May 19, 2008

Pengumuman Keluar Dari UMNO

Berikut adalah kenyataan Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad yang di petik dari blog beliau untuk tatapan semua. - Blog Administrator

Pengumuman Keluar Dari UMNO

Hari ini, Mei 19, 2008 saya mengumumkan keputusan saya untuk keluar daripada UMNO. Isteri saya turut bersama.

Keputusan ini dibuat kerana UMNO yang ada sekarang bukan lagi UMNO yang ditubuh 62 tahun dahulu yang berjuang untuk bangsa Melayu, Agama Islam dan Negara Malaysia (Malaya); UMNO yang menggagalkan Malayan Union, memperjuangkan kemerdekaan Malaya dan Malaysia dan membangunkan Malaysia sehingga menjadi Negara yang termaju di antara Negara membangun di dunia.

UMNO yang ada sekarang hanya wujud untuk menyokong Dato Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, keluarganya dan tindakan serta dasar yang tidak secocok dengan kepentingan bangsa, agama dan negara.


Dr M Quits UMNO - New Straits Times

Dr M quits Umno after accepting ‘dare’ to be first to resign By : Noor Adzman Baharuddin & Adib Povera

OUT OF UMNO, AGAIN: At Alor Star while giving a talk in a forum today, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad announced that he was quitting the party with immediate effect, sending wide reverberations throughout the party and country, with many Umno leaders and members shocked by his action. This is the second time he is out of the Umno, the first was in 1969 when he was sacked for dissenting against Tunku Abdul Rahman. Will there be a third act for Dr Mahathir?


After goading Umno members today to temporarily resign from Umno as a sign of protest against the party president, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad took up a “dare” to take the lead by resigning from the party he had been a founding member of since 1946. However, he implored Umno members taking up his challenge not to join any other party and remain independent, at least until the Umno leadership was determined (after the December party elections). He indicated that he will only rejoin the party when Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi steps down as Umno president.

Dr Mahathir, an Umno life member, was answering questions from the floor after giving a talk at a forum entitled 'Future of the Malays after the 12th General Election' at the Star City Hotel in Alor Star, organised by the Kedah Malay Assembly Hall, when a member of the audience asked him if he would take the lead in quitting Umno.

Identifying himself as Ismail Jaziz, he asked Dr Mahathir if he would take the lead since he had mooted the idea. To this, Dr Mahathir, in a serious tone said: “Waa, saya di cabar ni…(looks like I have been dared). Yes, I will leave Umno...until the party leadership is determined. Other Umno members should follow me.”

Loud cheers erupted from the 1,500 attendees, which included assembly chairman Tan Sri Khalid Ahmad, Jerlun Umno division chairman Datuk Abdul Rahman Ariffin, State Assemblyman for Kuala Nerang Datuk Syed Sobri Syed Hashim, State Assemblywoman for Sungai Tiang Suraya Yaacob and former Kedah Menteri Besar Tan Sri Sanusi Junid.

"Malays, Umno members and many other people have sent Abdullah messages to express dissatisfaction with his leadership, especially after the March 8 general election but he remains unaffected. We have to be radical and brave and this is the only way to bring him down," he said.

It is not immediately clear if his son, Datuk Mukhriz, also the MP for Jerlun and an Umno Youth Exco member, would follow suit. Another of Dr Mahathir’s son, Datuk Mokhzani, was reported as saying that his father's decision was a “sign of no confidence” in Abdullah’s leadership.

Abdullah, in an immediate reaction, expressed shock at Dr Mahathir's resignation, saying" I didn't expect him to leave but I will continue to fight for the party."

One notable Umno leader who has apparently took on Dr Mahathir's call to resign is Sanusi, who said he will release an official statement later.

However, Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah, once Dr Mahathir's greatest foe but now seen as a key ally, dismissed expectations that he too would quit Umno, saying that he will continue with his bid to challenge Abdullah for the party presidency in the December party elections.

Datuk Shahrir Samad, an Umno supreme council member and Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs, was quoted by AFP as saying that Dr Mahathir's resignation may precipitate a general election.

"The shock resignation may compel many Umkno members, especially MPs, to quit Umno, thus forcing the Prime Minister to form a new Government or call for a snap election," Shahrir was quoted as saying.

The former Prime Minister's announcement also caught his aides by surprise.

Dr Mahathir explained that this was not the first time he was out of Umno. “Between 1969 and 1970, I was expelled from Umno but later, when many Malays and Umno members still supported me, I re-entered Umno. There was no problem. Just don’t join other parties.”

At a Press conference later, Dr Mahathir said he will submit his resignation from Umno as soon as possible.

He explained that that he decided to leave Umno because he felt the party could no longer serve as a genuine political party to protect Malay rights and interests, Umno's founding objectives.

Dr Mahathir claimed Umno had now been made a party to only recognise Abdullah as Umno president and accord importance to the prime minister's family interests, with the nation's welfare taking a backseat.

"I can list out the things that Abdullah had done to the detriment of our nation's interests," he said. "The Umno of today no longer holds to the party's founding goals when it was formed 62 years ago. That is why I have no hesitation whatsoever to leave the party," he said.

Dr Mahathir said it was high time for Umno members who love the party to be bold for the future of Malays and that such a move would not cause the Malays to lose their political power.

"The Malays would not lose their political power. They want to correct things not because they simply want to leave. If they are brave to safeguard the party and the Malay struggles, then they must also be brave to take actions. However, we find that many Umno members can't even attend certain gatherings...division chairmen also cannot attend...what is this?"

Dr Mahathir said when Tengku Razaleigh opposed him in 1988, former prime minister Tunku Abdul Rahman had thrown his support for his opponent but he had never stopped any member to campaign against him (Dr Mahathir).

"Now, we cannot say anything against the prime minister or the party president. This is not Umno," he said.

Asked if Umno state assemblymen and MPs should also quit the party, he said they should if they truly love the party.

Asked if his call and decision could be construed as him giving up on Umno, Dr Mahathir said he would not ask others to follow him if he himself was afraid to do so.

Asked if his call would give added pressure for Abdullah to resign from his posts soon, Mahathir said: "I don't know about pressure. This man could not understand anything."

Dr Mahathir insisted that his resignation had nothing to do with the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Lingam video clip.

"That is a court matter and I go to the courts. If they make allegations against me, I could also do the same and if I am found guilty, they can put me in jail but if I am not guilty, please don't arrest me anyway," he said. “I am just protesting against the Abdullah’s leadership of Umno and country."

In their report leaked to the Press, the Commission of Inquiry named Dr Mahathir, lawyer Datuk V. K. Lingam, former chief justices Tun Ahmad Fairuz Sheikh Abdul Halim and Tun Eusoff Chin, tycoon Tan Sri Vincent Tan and former tourism minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Mansor, for conspiring to fix the appointments and promotions of judges.

The government's then instructed the Attorney-General to begin investigations into the six figures named but Dr Mahathir responded by claiming that he would "not settle for less" than his day in court so that he could defend himself against allegations that he was at the centre of a judicial appointments scandal in 2001.

Dr Mahathir had hoped that when investigations into the conspiracy were completed, he would be charged so that he can reveal what really went on behind the scenes at the time, including instances of judges lobbying him for promotions.

Mahathir’s resignation was a culmination of two years of vitriolic criticisms against Abdullah. Dr Mahathir began finding fault with Abdullah after the latter cancelled several mega projects initiated by the ex-PM, notably the new bridge that would link Singapore with Johor Baru.

In an immediate reaction, former Umno secretary-general Tan Sri Mohamed Rahmat said Dr Mahathir is was the only leader who left Umno, pointing to Tunku Abdul Rahman and Tun Hussein Onn who never returned to Umno.
“Yet, they were founding fathers of the party. They never return to the party after retiring so there is nothing unusual about his resignation. It has happened in the past and it happens now. It is unfortunate that after making so much noise, he is leaving the party.

“His leaving would not have a serious effect to the party and I do not think that his action will be heeded by other members as they still love the party. After the last general election, Umno members have reflected deeply on what they should do to revive and revitalise Umno. They would not desert the party.”

MCA vice president Datuk Ong Tee Keat said the resignation came as a shock to him because he never expected Dr Mahathir to do it. “Not at this juncture. At the moment, I am not sure what sort of effect or ripples it will cause BN and MCA. But I am convinced Umno, as an established party within the BN coalition, would have sufficient experience and maturity in resolving such problem. What is more important now is for BN to stay firmly together”.

Gerakan secretary general Datuk Seri Chia Kwang Chye expressed shock at Dr Mahathir’s resignation. “This is shocking, it’s hard to believe. I hope this will not bring further instability to Barisan Nasional. I also hope things will settle down and the matter resolved in a calm manner.”

MIC secretary-general Datuk Dr S. Subramaniam said it was unfortunate for Dr Mahathir to resign from the party which he had been a president for a long time. “His instigating others to follow suit in light of the current problems faced by the party, will further weaken it. We hope other members will be clear-headed in this matter.”

Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) president Datuk Yong Teck Lee said Dr Mahathir’s resignation sent shock waves because of his immense influence among Umno grassroots.” I think the nation is in for some exciting politics,” he said.

Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) president Datuk Liew Vui Keong said Dr Mahathir’s decision should be respected and accepted by all concerned. “I can only wish him the best. His resignation may cause a ripple, but how far it will have an effect is best left to the party.”

Sabah Umno liaison committee secretary Datuk Yahya Hussin described the resignation as “very unfortunate” because he was “our president.”

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Comments by A Kadir Jasin,

1. Adalah hak mutlak Dr Mahathir menarik diri daripada menjadi ahli Umno;

2. Seperti saya menghormati keputusan beliau meletakkan jawatan sebagai Perdana Menteri pada tahun 2003, saya menghormati keputusan beliau keluar daripada Umno;

3. Dr Mahathir tidak mahu lagi tercemar dengan Umno yang pada pandangannya sudah tidak demokratik dan tidak ada keberanian lagi;

4. Pasti akan ada ahli yang mengikut jejak beliau dengan keluar parti atau sekurang-kurangnya dengan tidak lagi bergiat cergas;

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Comments by Nuraina A Samad,

"And I agree with many many people -- Dr Mahathir outside Umno will be a BIGGER pain (for Pak Lah et al) than inside."

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Comments by rocky's bru,

Vesak Day bombshell. "Dr Mahathir Mohamad has quit the party he led for 22 years. The announcement, made about noon, caught even his closest aides by surprise."

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Saturday, May 17, 2008


SMS memberi peringatan yang saya terima

Dua tiga hari sudah, heboh satu Malaysia tentang "panggilan santau" atau "tarik nyawa" yang kononnya sesiapa yang menerima panggilan tersebut akan menerima ajal. Amaran berkaitan "panggilan santau" tersebut telah tersebar luas di Malaysia dan saya juga tidak terkecuali dari menerima peringatan berkenaan.


Semalam, Jumaat May 16, 2008, Harian Metro telah merungkai perkara berkenaan seperti yang dilaporkan di akhbar berkenaan. Berikut diperturunkan laporan berkenaan untuk tatapan pembaca yang mungkin masih belum mendapat maklumat terkini berkaitan "Panggilan Santau" tersebut.- Blog Administrator

Panggilan santau karut

Oleh Mohd Jamilul Anbia Md Denin, Amir Abdul Hamid, Salman Hamat, Norfaisal Jahuri dan Sulaiman Salleh

KUALA LUMPUR: Menggemparkan! Ramai pengguna telefon bimbit mula panik berikutan penyebaran SMS yang meminta orang ramai berhati-hati dengan panggilan santau atau ‘tarik nyawa’ yang kononnya boleh membunuh mereka sejurus menjawab panggilan itu.

Lebih menakutkan apabila kandungan SMS itu mendakwa panggilan maut itu sudah meragut sembilan nyawa di Indonesia sejak bulan lalu dan kini mula menular kepada jutaan pengguna telefon di negara ini bagi menagih korban terbaru.

Kemunculan SMS peringatan berhubung panggilan maut yang kini amat digeruni penduduk Indonesia dikesan mula diterima pemilik telefon bimbit di negara ini sejak minggu lalu dengan amaran supaya tidak menjawab panggilan telefon daripada nombor melebihi lapan angka itu.

Malah, panggilan terbabit yang turut digelar di Indonesia sebagai panggilan santet, deringan syaitan atau telefon maut, didakwa angkara pengamal ilmu hitam yang kononnya mahu menguji tahap keberkesanan ilmu hitam dipelajari.

Berdasarkan laporan media utama Indonesia, penerima panggilan itu bakal menjadi mangsa ‘kes pembunuhan jarak jauh’ didalangi dukun ilmu hitam yang menghantar syaitan atau jin melalui panggilan telefon untuk membunuh mangsa.

Bagaimanapun, dakwaan terbabit dianggap tidak berasas kerana tiada yang dilaporkan mati setakat ini berkaitan penerimaan panggilan maut yang kini merebak ke Malaysia, dipercayai dibawa rakyat negara berkenaan.

Siasatan dilakukan pihak berkuasa Indonesia mendapati nombor pengirim SMS itu berasal dari Sumatera Selatan dan Kepulauan Riau, Indonesia.

Susulan maklumat dikumpulkan, seorang remaja perempuan yang disyaki mencipta dan menghantar SMS terbabit sudah ditahan minggu lalu oleh polis Indonesia di Riau.

Selepas disoal siasat, remaja terbabit mengaku menyebarkan SMS itu hanya untuk gurauan kepada rakannya.

Perkara itu didedahkan Ketua Bahagian Umum Direktorat Jenderal Pos dan Telekomunikasi Indonesia, S Dewabrata kepada media, Selasa lalu, yang mendakwa SMS terbabit dipercayai ada kaitan dengan usaha pihak tertentu bagi mengaut keuntungan selain meningkatkan jumlah pelanggan talian prabayar.

Bagaimanapun, kegemparan mengenai kes itu berterusan apabila laman web berita Kompas.Com semalam melaporkan, seorang pegawai bank ABN di Jalan Petamburan, Jakarta, menjadi individu terbaru menerima panggilan berkenaan selepas M Fani Bratawijaya, 25, sebelah tengah hari.

Pejabat Harian Metro di sini, Melaka dan Seremban turut dihujani panggilan telefon bertanyakan mengenai SMS terbabit.

Mesej sepanjang 73 perkataan itu menyatakan kumpulan terbabit akan menghubungi sesiapa menerusi talian antarabangsa secara rambang dan sebaik saja mangsa menjawab panggilan itu mereka kononnya akan mati terkena sihir.

Pengguna telefon bimbit talian prabayar, Ismail Che Nordin, 42, turut melahirkan kegelisahan selepas menerima SMS terbabit sebaik tiba di pejabatnya di Taman Segar, Cheras, pagi semalam.

Menurutnya, kemunculan SMS itu boleh mencetuskan ketakutan kepada orang ramai yang menyangka panggilan santau benar-benar wujud dan boleh mendatangkan malapetaka kepada pemilik telefon bimbit.

“Lebih menakutkan apabila SMS terbabit mendakwa dua mangsa di Puchong sudah mati dan meminta disebarkan kepada umum,” katanya yang bekerja sebagai jurujual di sebuah syarikat di Selayang di sini.

Di SEREMBAN, seorang pekerja swasta yang hanya mahu dikenali Sufiah berkata, dia mengetahui mengenai penyebaran SMS itu daripada beberapa rakan sekerjanya sejak beberapa hari lalu.

Katanya, dia menerima SMS itu petang semalam yang mengingatkannya supaya mengambil langkah pencegahan awal apabila menerima panggilan daripada kumpulan yang dikatakan sedang menguji ilmu hitam.

“Kami mengharapkan pihak yang berkenaan menyiasat penyebaran SMS terbabit kerana boleh menjejaskan akidah kalau ada orang yang percaya,” katanya kepada Harian Metro, semalam.

Dia juga berharap supaya mereka yang menerima SMS itu tidak menghantarnya kepada orang lain kerana sukar diterima akal.

“Bagaimana orang yang menulis SMS itu boleh mengetahui berapa ramai yang sudah meninggal dunia sedangkan kes seperti itu tidak pernah dilaporkan media, malah ajal manusia ditentukan Tuhan bukan kerana menjawab panggilan telefon,” katanya.

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Laporan Harian Metro hari ini, Sabtu, May 17, 2008

‘Tiada santau melalui SMS’
Oleh Muhd Izawan Baharin

SEREMBAN: Santau tidak mungkin boleh disebarkan melalui talian telefon kerana ada syarat tertentu yang perlu dipatuhi pengamal ilmu sesat itu bagi memastikan ia berkesan.

Malah, mereka yang terkena ilmu hitam itu tidak akan terus meninggal dunia kerana pengamal santau biasanya mahu mangsa menderita terlebih dulu.

Pengamal perubatan Islam di Pusat Rawatan Terapi Al-Quran Darul Hikmah di Alor Star, Kedah, Abdul Malik Lazim, berkata memang jin dikaitkan dengan gelombang tetapi ia tidak boleh sewenang-wenangnya diarahkan untuk ‘mengena’ mangsa kerana ada syarat tertentu perlu dipatuhi.

“Pengamal ilmu sihir biasanya akan meminta pertolongan jin dengan menyatakan nama orang yang akan disantau. Mangsa yang terkena tidak tahu dia menderita, malah saya sendiri pernah merawat pesakit yang terkena santau selama 30 tahun,” katanya yang dihubungi semalam.
Beliau berkata, penyebaran khidmat pesanan ringkas (SMS) kononnya ada pengamal ilmu hitam mahu menguji ilmunya melalui talian telefon mengarut dan tidak masuk akal.

“Penyebaran SMS itu bukan saja menyusahkan orang ramai malah boleh menyebabkan perkara khurafat. Saya meminta sesiapa yang menerimanya supaya tidak menghantarnya kepada orang lain,” katanya.

Beliau mengulas mengenai laporan Harian Metro semalam mengenai keresahan orang ramai apabila menerima SMS berantai yang memberi amaran supaya tidak mengangkat telefon jika dihubungi satu nombor pelik, kononnya boleh meragut nyawa mereka yang menjawab panggilan itu.

SMS yang tersebar luas sejak seminggu lalu menasihatkan orang ramai tidak menjawab panggilan misteri yang dikatakan mengandungi unsur sihir kononnya sedang diuji sekumpulan penuntut ilmu hitam.

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Helah sesatkan akidah umat Islam

KUALA LUMPUR: Orang ramai dinasihatkan supaya tidak terpengaruh dengan penyebaran panggilan maut akan menerima kesan buruk kerana semua itu adalah satu kesempatan yang mungkin diambil syaitan bagi memesongkan akidah umat Islam.

Presiden Pertubuhan Perunding Latihan dan Motivasi Muslim Malaysia (Tamrin), Dr Tengku Asmadi Tengku Mohamad, berkata kewujudan jin dan syaitan jelas ditunjukkan dalam al-Quran dan mereka hanya menunggu peluang untuk menyesatkan manusia.

“Apabila isu seperti ini mula heboh diperkatakan, timbul keraguan di kalangan masyarakat,” katanya.

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Tuesday, May 13, 2008


Kudos to Selangor and Melaka Police!

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Losing something that you treasure most is an agonising experience. This happened to my son, Fadhli last week when the hard-earned personal property he treasured most disappeared within a matter of hours.

Fadhli (left) with friends in Putrajaya

After work he visited his friend at USJ 10, USJ, Subang Jaya and parked his car outside a friend’s apartment. At approximately 21:00 HRS he left his friend’s apartment heading for home. Upon reaching a place where he parked his car, he was shocked to see his car was nowhere within the vicinity of the parking area. Being a sportsman, he managed to compose himself and controlled the situation quite well. Firstly he informed his friend he just visited about the incident and called his brother to pick him up to lodge a police report at the nearby Balai Polis USJ 8.

My son worked hard to save money for the down payment of his first car. He bought the car about three months ago after having enough money for the down payment. Prior to having the car he was using his motorbike for work, where as usual the mother gets worry everyday about the safety of her son riding a motorbike enduring the rain & shine and busy roads from Bangsar to Subang Jaya. Finally the mother’s worries ended when he bought his first car none other than the most affordable brand new car in town, the Proton Saga Aeroback. The fun and enjoyment of driving his new car ended abruptly last week when his car went missing suspected of theft.

Inside the missing car was another most treasured possession of his, i.e. his sport bicycle which cost him about RM6, 000.00. Being a cyclist, losing a car is hard enough pain to endure but losing a sport bicycle was indeed an agonising experience. He was supposed to participate in a tournament at A’Famosa, Melaka last weekend but he had to forego the idea. Anywhere he went to Melaka with his friend just as a spectator.

He lodged a Police report at the nearby Balai USJ 8 and the Investigating Officer (I.O) assigned to his case was Sgt Azlan Sabtu. Being an experienced IO, Sgt Azlan knows his stuff well and the first thing he did was to confirm with MPSJ (Majlis Perbandaran Subang Jaya) Towing Division whether the car was towed away by the authority due to the indiscriminate parking. The answer was negative. Subsequent to that Sgt Azlan paged the MPV (Mobile Patrol Vehicle) within his area of command to look out for the vehicle. At the same time he input the vehicle details into the PDRM IT System that can be accessed both by PDRM and JPJ online. The idea is to facilitate online checking of missing or stolen vehicles in the event of the recoveries of the suspected stolen vehicles by the Police.

As usual a standard security protection system made available by Proton to the vehicle was the alarm system. On top of that my son asked the vendor to sand-blast the chassis and car registration numbers on the wind-screen of the vehicle.

Way down in Bandaraya Bersejarah Melaka, Cpl Mohamad Hakem and his team was conducting routine patrolling duties in a mobile patrol vehicle (MPV) around Melaka Sentral when they noticed a new Proton Saga Aeroback with an old Melaka registration number parked at the Melaka Sentral parking area. For an experienced policeman like Cpl Mohamad Hakem, such situation warranted him to probe further. He checked on the vehicle and his hunch was right.

The vehicle road tax disc (pic) was severely damaged (peeled off) and upon checking for other clues, Cpl Mohamad Hakem noticed the sand-blasted car registration number was different from the one attached to the front and rear of the vehicle (pic). Following the standard operating procedure (SOP), Cpl Mohamad Hakem and his team covertly observed the vehicle for one hour for any suspicious person(s) approaching the vehicle. The result was negative.

Cpl Mohamad Hakem and his team further checked the condition of the vehicle and they found out that the vehicle was unlocked and there was a key attached to the car ignition system. Cpl Mohamad Hakem used the key to start the engine and it worked. He took the car to Balai Polis, Melaka Tengah to be processed further.

Upon reaching his office, Cpl Mohamad Hakem checked with the PDRM IT System and he found out that vehicle was reported stolen in Selangor. He contacted Sgt Azlan, the IO assigned to the case and subsequent to that Sgt Azlan informed my son about the recovery of his car and asked my son to go to Melaka to verify and confirmed that the recovered vehicle was his. The very next day, last Friday, I accompanied my son to Melaka to meet Cpl Mohamad Hakem for confirmation and verification purposes.

With all the documentations available, the verification was simple and since the car did not suffer major damage, Cpl Mohamad Hakem allowed my son to take back the vehicle to be surrendered to the IO, Sgt Azlan of Balai Polis USJ 8.

It took only four days after the vehicle was reported stolen in Selangor, the Melaka Police recovered the vehicle in good condition. The fast recovery and identification of the vehicle was attributed to two important factors i.e. the efficiency of the patrolling policemen and PDRM IT System. No matter how good the IT System is if the human intervention is not there, the system would not be able to serve its purpose.

Kudos to Melaka and Selangor Police! The high level of efficiency and professionalism of the Police personnel particularly Sgt Azlan of Balai Polis USJ 8 and Cpl Mohamad Hakem of Balai Polis Melaka Tengah were indeed commendable. Knowing that my son was not familiar with Melaka town, Cpl Mohamad Hakem took the initiative to lead my son on his motorbike to the nearest petrol station. What more do you expect from a kind and helpful Police personnel like Cpl Mohamad Hakem! He really made my son’s day. The courtesy of Cpl Mohamad Hakem was enough to make the pain and agony my son has to endure for the past few days disappeared.

What do we learned from the above incident? A lot actually.
1. If you are in the same predicament, trust the Police. Trust me, the Police knows what they are doing;
2. Engage additional security protection to your vehicle such as steering lock, gear lock, etc;
3. If you have to park your car at night, choose a well-lit area and near to the public area;
4. Service your vehicle in a trusted workshop; if you owned a Proton car do not send your vehicle to a workshop not approved by Proton. Even if the workshop is Proton approved, make sure your vehicle key is securely kept by the workshop personnel. It is recommended that you wait at the workshop until the completion of the servicing
5. Sand-blast the car registration number and chassis number on the windscreen, no matter what’s the age of your car. The sand-blasting of the registration number on the windscreen would facilitate fast identification by the Police and other law enforcement agencies;
6. Make sure to retrieve any documents, letters, envelopes, etc that bear your name and address from your vehicle before servicing or washing your car. Once someone gets hold of your address, the next step will be easier. Just be careful.

What happened to my son’s car was quite straight forward. The car key was cloned or duplicated. By whom? Only one suspect i.e. the workshop personnel. They are the only people who have access to the car key. My son never sends his car for washing. He did his own washing at home. So be careful to which workshop / car wash you send your car for servicing or washing.

Friday, May 2, 2008


Sneak peek of Tun Dr Mahathir's blog.

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Depicted below is a media report about Tun Dr Mahathir's blog. - Blog Aministrator

New Straits Times

PUTRAJAYA: Che Det, the critical Malay writer of the 1940s whose essays explored the problems of the Malay world, is back - in the blogosphere.

It was the pen name used by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad when he wrote essays for the then Straits Times newspaper.

Yesterday, he joined a growing number of local politicians who, since the March 8 general elections, have started blogs to express their views.

His site at is simply titled "Dr Mahathir Mohamad".

"This site is dedicated to publishing my writings as and when I am able to pen my thoughts and opinion," he says.

Dr Mahathir's first entry was on the judicial appointments commission proposed by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

In point form and succinct language, he noted the lack of details as to how the commission would operate.

He questioned the extent of the powers to be given to the commission, whether it could appoint or merely recommend judicial candidates for the prime minister's or for the King's approval.

He also questioned if the Conference of Rulers would have a greater say in rejecting and requesting new candidates.

Dr Mahathir's maiden post was on Labour Day at 1.27am and it drew over 100 comments by mid-afternoon.

Many welcomed and congratulated him on becoming a blogger, while a few stated their disagreement with his statement that the government would display weakness should it work with the Opposition.

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