Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Persidangan Semula Pt. 2

Pada hari Ahad, 28 Disember, Umno Bahagian Batu telah bersidang semula dan memilih semula Ketua Bahagian. Abas @ Yahya Md Ghani telah menang dan sekarang menjadi Ketua Bahagian baru. Malangnya, masih terdapat pelbagai persoalan disebalik persidangan semula ini. Diharap, segala pergolakkan akan dapat diselesaikan segera.

Aurora: Masih mencari detail persidangan dan akan update asap.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Persidangan Semula....

24 Disember 2008

UMNO Bahagian Batu: Persidangan Semula!

UMNO Bahagian Batu akan menyaksikan pertarungan semula antara calon Ketua Bahagian, Yahya Mat Ghani dan Datuk Yusuff Hamid. Pada persidangan yang lalu (02/11/08), Datuk Yusuff Hamid telah menang dengan 5 undi majoriti. Yahya Mat Ghani telah memohon kepada UMNO Malaysia untuk persidangan semula dan kini segala persoalan tentang kesahihan keputusan persidangan yang lalu terjawab sudah.
UMNO Bahagian Batu akan mengadakan persidangan semula dijadualkan pada 28/12/08 (Ahad). Persidangan kali ini hanya akan menyaksikan pertandingan untuk jawatan Ketua Bahagian. Tentang lokasi dan masa akan diberitahu kelak. Syabas diucapkan, inilah ketelusan yang Pemuda IKS cari dalam UMNO. Kepada Yahya Mat Ghani, selamat berjuang! Pemuda IKS menyokong penuh barisan kepimpinan anda dalam perjuangan ini.

Dari blog Pemuda IKS

Aurora: Hmmm.... betul ke kena bersidang semula? Dah dapat arahan ke dari Badan Perhubungan UMNO? Aurora harap, walau apa pun terjadi, UMNO dapat bersatu demi kebaikkan semua.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Happy 4th Birthday Batrisyia Mutalib Norhisham


Today is my precious baby 4 th birthday and this year she wanted Dora as the theme for her birthday celebration. But as mommy and daddy been a bit too busy this few week, we just manage to get the cake with Dora theme but without the party. This year we're just going to celebrate it with few close family friends, and mommy haven't get the chance to buy Tich's her birthday present yet, maybe tomorrow morning mommy will sneak out to buy her present. As for now, this is a special poems mommy want to share with all parents out there....

Our Precious Daughter
© Caroline Falzon

note: I edit a bit to suit us.
we celebrate your birthday, as you turn four today,

but we have got the gift, just the perfect gift,

that on this very special day, God gave away,

a gift of love from up above, so unique and so rare.


god has specially made you to the very tip of your nose,

as precious as a flower, as tender as a rose.

fulfilled and blessed our lives we have and all because of you,

as sweet as honey, so innocent and pure.


the twinkle of your eyes is brighter than any star,

the smiles you leave behind keep our days bright,

though our laps you have outgrown, you will never outgrow our hearts.

we watch and pray as you grow, in love and in faith,

in beauty and in grace, you bring us joy and pure delight,

just to gaze upon your lovely face.


our hearts you keep warm and are with you wherever you may go,

and as you go on life's journey, only happiness may you find,

you are the joyful moments through our sorrow,

you are our hope and promise of our tomorrow.

'cause you are our pride, our unconditional love we pledge,

'cause you are our joy, our undivided bond we cherish,

'cause you are our sunshine, our embrace is your shield through the rain,

'cause you are our little girl, our hugs and kissed will take away your pain.


we asked god for a flower and He gave us a bouquet

we asked god for a minute and He gave us a day

we prayed to God for true love and He gave us that too

we prayed to God for an angel and He gave us you.


May God bless you dear angel especially on this day that marks your birth,

for all the special ways you bring a bit of heaven into our world.

may God bless you, Today, Tomorrow and Always in Peace in Health in Happiness and in Love.


with love

Mommy and Daddy

Sneak peek at Tich's Birthday cake! The baker is linked to my blog. Thanks Kak Ina.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

For The Love of The Game - Part 2

From yesterday's paper:

JAWATANKUASA Kabinet Mengenai Pembangunan Sukan memandang serius terhadap kemerosotan prestasi bola sepak negara dan mahu pendekatan komprehensif dan holistik diambil bagi 'menyelamatkan' sukan itu di negara ini.
Dengan ranking bola sepak negara berkedudukan ke-151 dunia, Timbalan Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Najib Razak yang mempengerusikan jawatankuasa itu mengarahkan Kementerian Belia dan Sukan segera berunding dengan Persatuan Bola Sepak Malaysia (FAM).
“Jawatankuasa membincangkan mengenai kedudukan bola sepak tanah air termasuk kedudukan beberapa persatuan bola sepak negeri yang menghadapi masalah kewangan yang tenat.
“Dengan itu, jawatankuasa menetapkan KBS mengambil pendekatan komprehensif dan holistik bagi menangani masalah ini bersama dengan FAM bagi menyelamatkan sukan ini dan melihat pembangunan sukan bola sepak di negara ini berterusan,” katanya.
Continue from my previous posting.
Who really follow the MSL or Liga Perdana ?
The answer is: no one really follow it religiously other than the football officials, players and sport writers. Just go to any MSL team locker room and you might find them discussing about the Christiano Ronaldo's hand of god act and his infamous sent off incident.
My point is might as well we DISBAND OUR LEAGUES.
It may be radical but that could be the good way to solve the financial crisis of these State FAs. People might say that we need this as a nurturing ground for our national squad and whatsoever. The truth is we love our local team very much but we only show it during the Malaysia Cup semi finals or finals only. The rest we don't care. how in the world that the State FAs could make money? I strongly believe that the MSL was design without taking proper study of the consumer behaviour. There are only some niche market of 'customers' and economically it is not viable to have this all year round.
What we can do?
Sometime when I was in Kedah, I do stop by at the roadside in Alor Semadom and watched this "Rangers" team in action. It almost few years passed by since the day that I can recognized a local macha that knows me on a first name basis. But, what the heck? I found them entertaining. Let the State FAs using the FAM grant to support more teams like the Alor Semadom Rangers, this hopefully might be able to produce more players and give better options to State teams coaches.
Did i mentioned the State Teams? Disband our league and still have the State teams? Yes, FAM should organized the Malaysia Cup on a carnival format that could only take about 4-6 weeks. Best during the time when EPL is on break and not clashing with other major tournaments such as World Cup or Euro. Get the guy from MyTeam or AirAsia or Ahmad Izham Omar to do the selling and create a Malaysia Cup mania full blast during the time, I am sure that the money generated is much more than the current collections.
We could have this State League Champions playing in another short league (must be few months gap with the Malaysia Cup event). And should leverage on the States' runners up as well. The fund should be coming from sponsors or FAM initiatives, just provide the minimal funding to the State FAs and let them become more creative on finding money.
What about the National Team?
I think FAM could send scouts (do we have any?) to the grassroots and select the best players and let them be full time in FAM run training centers, call them Malaysia A, B, C or whatever. But their stint must not be clashing with the State Leagues (suggested to be last max 2 months only). FAM should pay their basic salaries, EPF (hmmm...) and allowances. We pick our top 11 from these players.
Aren't we want to have our own Stars?
Let them play overseas and we should call them few times a year for National Duty. If they are too pampered don't ever adopt the word professional and better just play with the Alor Semadom Rangers instead.
This suggestions however need further analysis and proper study before materializing it. I know that it sounds too harsh and only few people may agree to this but my point is:
OUR LEAGUE ONLY TAKING US TO THE 151st SPOT IN THE WORLD AND WE ARE RUNNING LOSS FINANCIALLY. WHY SHOULD WE KEEP IT?

Ludibra Ventis

In the 5th century, whenever the Greeks need any advice on how to live their life, they will get the advice from the Oracle at Delphi. This temple is on top of a hill overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. It is an arduous effort to walk up the hill, make an offering to the gods, indulge in mesmerizing music and suffocating in incense and receive the advice by one of the priestesses. The Oracle are believes to be the intermediaries of god, Apollo. Few asked the reason behind the revelation. At that time, Socrates went against the current by constantly challenges the ‘conventional wisdom’ of the Greeks and he is so provocative until his fellow citizens they eventually voted for death penalty for him.

We then come back to our present time, here in Malaysia. Recently, there was a fatwa against Yoga. As usual, there was hue and cry against the said decree. It was declared that yoga is not permissible in Islam due to its appurtenant to Hinduism elements, history and purpose. Religious advisor to the Prime Minister quoted in the Sunday Star dated 30 November 2008 as saying that going against the fatwa is a crime because it is a crime against religion. The non Muslim is advised not to interfere as this is an Islamic affair.

Basically, the message for Muslim is to shut up and just follow the fatwa. As it was mentioned earlier, to go against the fatwa is a crime against religion. For non Muslim, keep out from Islamic affairs as it is none of their business.

Giving the benefit of the doubt, the fatwa Council may have done a thorough research on the subject matter. There is no ambivalent of doubt that they are the expert in their field. I have nothing but honorific words for the Council. But is it necessary for differing view (which leads to differing act) leads to a criminal offence?

Perhaps the sudden decree caught the public off-guard. Some quarters especially Muslims that have been practicing yoga all these years without abandoning their faith (as per their allegation) feel that somebody owes them an explanation.

Somebody is asking the rationale behind the ‘conventional wisdom’, and should we hand them the criminal penalty’? A non Muslim is asking for explanation and we tell them it is none of their business.

We promote that Islam is the way of life; universalia ante rem or a universal concept but when the non Muslim is asking for explanation, we shun them away. I guess this is a giant step forward for a Dakwah effort in Malaysia.

At least Dr. AbdulFatah Haron Ibrahim, the member of Research Panel for JAKIM making more sense in his approach to this conundrum. The Islamic Theology and Philosophical Professor refers to the circumstances that yoga may be haram (New Sunday Times, November 30, 2008). To be fair, there are alternatives in achieving tranquility via exercise that is through prayers. Perhaps it is also a valid question to ask Muslims who practices yoga in order to achieve greater health; why can’t they achieve the same result when they perform their prayers?

In an unrelated issue, at the judicial front, the former Chief justice Tun Abdul Hamid had delivered a speech at the Harvard law School on “harmonization of Common Law and Syariah in Malaysia: A practical approach”. He is suggesting a merger between the civil and the syariah courts, and I quote;

“To determine whether our law is Islamic or syariah-compliant, we should not be looking backward 1,500 years and comparing whether our present law is the same as the law then. The test should be whether it contravenes the syariah principle”

In the land of ‘Malaysia Boleh’, it is quite surprising that the above suggestion draws a lot of flak to say it is ‘tak boleh’. A constitutional law professor from a local university says this cannot be done because Islam is a matter for the states. Another senior lawyer says that this idea is not constitutional. If you follow the arguments deeply, you may realize both emphases on the form rather than the substance. Here we have a man who questions the ‘conventional wisdom’ of why the separation is a practice. Can’t it be done the other way around? If the answer is negative, justify! But please, do not hide behind the form cloak as substance.

If we are saying that Islam is a universal concept; a way of life, can a Muslim admit that a common law principle which is not contradict the Islamic principle as a good law. On the other hand, can a non Muslim accept that an Islamic principle which is in conformity with the ‘universal’ concept as a valid and enforceable as law. Rather than castigating the ‘differences’ and the sinuous concepts of the two jurisprudence, perhaps the time has come to look at the similarities of the two principle. In fact, I do not intend to say that this idea is workable or otherwise but in limine, it is a good provocative thought in the development of legal jurisprudence in Malaysia.

“There is nothing more difficult to carry out, nor more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to handle than to initiate a new order of things” (Machievelli, The Prince, 1513)

These two unrelated events have one thing in common; it touches on Muslim asking the rationale of the ‘conventional wisdom’. These are definitely not a ludibra ventis; ‘the plaything of the winds’.

Insular minds produce generations of ‘haters of reasoning’. We should persistently question the so-called ‘conventional wisdom’ and to understand the rationale behind the norm.

“when one is freed and gets on his feet and turn his head and walks towards the light-all he has seen till now was false and a trick, but now he sees more truly” (Socrates)

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

My First Award


This the first award I received, and I got it from my dear sis in law, Dia Milikku. Thank you so much for considering me for the award. So now I would love to share this award with my other blogger friends:
1) Dia Milikku
2) Kak Maria
3) Miss Riben
4) My Sacred Heart
5) Mr. DJ
6) Sabrosa
7) and last but not least my co-writer Hubby
I want to wish all of you the best and keep on blogging so that that I'll have more things to read and gain something that I can't possible get elsewhere.

One school system?

I'm totally agree to this matter. Hope that this is not the "Election Talk" as what Ong Tee Keat said. Tun Razak mentioned this long-long time ago, and Tun Dr. Ismail even went extra mile to propose for dissolving the race-based parties concept in Alliance.

Think it this way, the babies were born the same day in the same hospital, (race and religion is the birth property and the family choice as far as everybody concerns, constitutionally Malay is definitely a Muslim).
The Malays will teach their kids to speak Bahasa, read Quran and basic Islamic principles, so does The Chinese (regardless of religions, the mother tounge is the top priority!) and The Indians accordingly to suit their own cultural and beliefs system.

20 years ago, those kids were growing up watching the same TV, we only have RTM and TV3 coming later on. The fortunate few will own a VCR, but even Malay will rent Chinese Kung Fu movies or Hindustan love epics. Fast forward, now we do have Astro, where the Malays will stuck with Ria, the Indians with Zee or Vaanabil and the Chinese will have Dynasty Package (Wah Lah Toi and etc.);

WE DO NOT WATCH THE SAME CHANNEL ANYMORE!
We are segregating our kids to the limit actually!
But, this is the Information Age, we can't stop that. How to resolve this?

Let them learn and play together outside and coexist.
I'm not saying that put aside customs and beliefs, you definitely have families and religious institutions to shape this. Not saying to stop the Sunday schools, Bible lessons, temple events or kelas mengaji Quran?
Can they learn the same things and act as one .... and practising their beliefs freely?
Isn't that what this Cobbold guy found out and this Reid dude put as a framework more than 50 years ago?
Think so .... because the third principle of our Rukun Negara says that!
Even Singapore don't have this kind of system, that's why we always address them as Singaporeans, not by races.
Can we be just Malaysians on this issue? It is very disturbing when this crime victim lady (no race mentioned here), said in a TV interview, "seorang India lelaki datang dan ...." see, Malaysians decribe people by race first!
WE ARE RACIST TO THE FIRST DEGREE!!!!

I'll get the extract of Kam Raslan's The Malayans in his infamous Dato' Hamid book, probably could illustrate better the point that I'm saying in here.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

For the love of the game - Part 1

Slouching Tiger Hidden Talent

Image taken from : http://www.nikefootball.com.my/NTK/index.html

Malaysia was once a dominance force in Asia especially in South East Asia. As a respected football giant in Asia, Malaysia was home to one of the oldest football event in the Asean region like Merdeka Tournament. The said tournament was organized in conjunction with Malaysia independence in 1957. Malaysia maintains its dominance in 1950s until 1970s and early 1980s. The success of the Malaysian football includes qualifying for the 1972 and 1980 Olympic.

Malaysia Cup originated from Malaya Cup in 1921. The original trophy was presented by the officers and men of a British battleship of HMS Malaya. The competition was renamed the HMS Malaya Cup in 1933. A new trophy was introduced in 1967 and was renamed Malaysia Cup.

However, the Malaysian football glory is a distant memory. FIFA ranking at the time of this paper is written is 170. To rub the salt to the wound, the said ranking is lower than Chad, Lesotho and Swaziland. According to Rizal Hashim, a veteran Malay Mail sport journalist, state teams are basically run by person connected to the states. The whole set up being run by the state secretary, it can be said that the Malaysian football performance can be attributed to the poor management.

For the last Asian Football Confederation Cup held in Malaysia in 2007, Malaysia was seeded lower than war torn Palestine, Island State of Hong Kong, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, cricket mad nations of India and Sri Lanka. The embarrassing strings of defeats in Asia Cup were dubbed as ‘national disaster’ by the Malaysian public.

Based on the Aljazeera report, the FAM president had refused to step down but instead had fired full cylinders to improve the performance of the Malaysian football team. The Malaysian main stream newspaper, The New Straits Times had invited Malaysian to give our views on how to save Malaysian Football and to react to that invitation, we say; why don’t we commercialize the Malaysian football?

P/S: Kudos to the geniuses in Nike Malaysia. You really boiled up my patriotism.

End of TAG

My first TAG ... please don't TAG me anymore ... malas la menjawab

7 Ciri Wanita Idaman Anda :
Mommy Aurora yang ...

  1. Loyal
  2. Smart, not necessarily genius but definitely not a Bimbo
  3. Love me for who I am unconditionally.(thanks to you too Sayang for loving me that way)
  4. Tidak dengki (not associated with jealous)
  5. Mentally stimulating.(so we don't end up being boring to each other.) RECYCLE POINT
  6. Supportive n loving. ANOTHER RECYCLE POINT
  7. Siti Shahana Abd Khalil

7 Wanita yang tak pernah anda minati sepanjang hidup

  1. Lazy
  2. Tak boleh tolak ansur langsung
  3. Perasan or POYO
  4. Jumud
  5. Bodoh sombong
  6. Arrogant
  7. In denial


7 Perasaan anda sekiranya keluar dengan orang yang diminati
p/s: sama haa ... recycle but with modifications

  1. Happy
  2. Angry
  3. Happy again
  4. Sad
  5. Tired
  6. Happy again n again....and
  7. ada angry jugak sikit2 kalau teralit tak tengok Tich

7 tempat istimewa yang ingin dilawati bersama pasangan anda
  1. Mekah (definitely)
  2. Alor Star (best ooo ... ada family and nasik zam2)
  3. The US (cool ...)
  4. UK (mommy kata nak pi visit wan chu)
  5. Tour Europe (can it be a reality in not so distant future?)
  6. Living abroad 4-5 years (US/Canada or UK)
  7. Cabin by the lake (I always fancy Tasik Pedu as my retirement place)


7 barangan/sesuatu istimewa yang akan anda hadiahkan kepada si dia

  1. My heart and soul.
  2. My unconditional love and devotion.
  3. My undivided attention.(except with Tich.)
  4. Promise and hope
  5. Grow old with me
  6. Batrisyia Mutalib and many more to come InsyaAllah
  7. and all the thing money can buy or if cannot Mastercard can buy
Tajuk lagu yang akan anda nyayikan untuk pasangan anda
I always sing "Kucing Lekat Tulang" or "Vespa Pak Aji Samad" from Pak Ku Shadat
but the theme song is "Apabila Isteriku Tertawa" by Suhaimi Meor Hassan

Rakan yang anda tag dan mahu mereka buat 7 PERIHAL ini. wajib!!!! mereka perlu diberitahu akan hal ini.
CUKUP SAMPAI KAT SINI ..... LETIH OOOO MENJAWAB .....

Gracias and Thanksgiving

Thanks for all the wishes.
I am blessed to have everybody; family & friends
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is mystery
Today is a gift .... present!
May this coming year brings us great health and wealth,
A very happy and prosperous future to everyone!

It's the Thanksgiving Weekend again, a very special holiday, last Thursday of November every year.

FYI,
Thanksgiving is not a religous celebration, it is the day to commemorate the peace treaty between the colonies and the Indians, celebrating the coexistence and sharing, and the tradition of having turkey as the maincourse (legend says the Indians cooked this during the fiesta few hundred years ago) . But, Mommy Aurora said that the turkey is too big for our oven. (Indirect of you need to buy me new oven first before we can roast that bird!)
Supposed to mark the first snowfalls as well, but it's summer all year long here. Hehehe ... (Indirect of no vacation until winter next year).
And the following Friday is the big discount day a.k.a. Shopping Day (they called it Black Friday)

I am very connected with this holiday, since it always falls on my birthday week! Feels like some sort of a special big celebration for me ...

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Tagged By Achik

Alamak dik... TAG ni tak sesuai tau... Tapi akak jawap la gak.

1. 7 Ciri Wanita/Lelaki Idaman Anda :

p/s: Dah dapat pon....

  • Inteligent.
  • Pandai Maths (sebab I'm terified of Maths, so klu hubby pandai maths, dia bleh ajar anak)
  • "Above me"(so it's easier for me to respect n to avoid me becoming "isteri yang pijak kepala suami".)
  • Love me for who I am unconditionally.(thanks hubby for loving me that way!)
  • Reasonable n generous(my hubby knows when to say no n when to give in.hehehe...)
  • Mentally stimulating.(so we don't end up being boring to each other.)
  • Supportive n loving.( I believe a wife can do anything if being supported by the husband. Thank hubby for all that. I love you.)
2. 7 Wanita/Lelaki yang tak pernah anda minati sepanjang hidup

p/s: Pon dah dapat...kuikuikui. nak wat canner. He comes in a package.

  • Bossy.(but he's getting less bossy everyday...ok la kan.)
  • Lazy.(sometimes bila dtg angin malas dia, dah macam ular sawa telan anak lembu dah... Pikir sendiri la kan...hahaha...)
  • Mulut jahat.(my hubby kalau tak berkenan something, bleh tahan gak la mulut die.)
  • Cakap banyak tapi takde substance. (takde kena mengena ngan my hubby.)
  • Bodoh sombong.(pon takde kena mengena ngan my hubby)
  • Arrogant.(takde kena mengena ngan my hubby... ye ke? kena check balik ni. ehehe...)

3. 7 Perasaan anda sekiranya keluar dengan orang yang diminati

p/s: soalan ni skip bleh? mana bleh kuar ngan org diminati dah. Hubby je bleh... hehehe....

  • Happy
  • Angry
  • Happy again
  • Sad
  • Tired
  • Happy again n again....hehehe....

4. 7 tempat istimewa yang ingin dilawati bersama pasangan anda

  • Mekah (teringin sangat nak pi lg sekali yang. Nnt bawak I n Tich yer.)
  • The US.(Nak pi tempat2 yang Hubby kata best sangat.)
  • UK.(Saja nak pi...)
  • Canton(Aunty Nita kata best shopping.Hahaha....)
  • Tour Europe
  • Indonesia(Jumpa adik-beradik...)
  • Morocco ke, Dubai ke,Mesir ke... cam best je tgk dalam Globe Trekker tu.

5. 7 barangan/sesuatu istimewa yang akan anda hadiahkan kepada si dia

  • My heart and soul.
  • My unconditional love and devotion.
  • My undivided attention.(except with Tich.)
  • Promise that I will be with him come what may.(We've been tru a lot together...Kan sayang..)
  • Perfume.(Among the few things I can afford to buy for him... Yang lain die suke, tak mampu nak belikan...hehehe...)
  • Cufflink n Neck tie.
  • New Matching Ring with our names engraves inside it.

6. Tajuk lagu yang akan anda nyayikan untuk pasangan anda

Still the one- Shania Twain

7. Rakan yang anda tag dan mahu mereka buat 7 PERIHAL ini. wajib!!!! mereka perlu diberitahu akan hal ini.

  • Kak Maria
  • Hubby(Jawap yer sayang!)
  • Anyone who interested in doing the TAG.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Happy Birthday Sayang!


How do I begin to tell you how honoured I am
To have you in my life?

I'll start by saying it was a dream come true
The day you became my wife.
You're my best friend in the good times
And my rock in times of sorrow.

You're the reason for sweet yesterdays
And my promise for tomorrow.
I never thought I could feel this loved
Until you became my wife.

You made this year and each other year
The best of my life.

Love always,
Hubby


Happy 28th Birthday Sayang

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Harga Minyak Pt. 1

Harga petrol dijangka turun 15 sen lagi

Berita Harian Online

PUTRAJAYA: Kerajaan dijangka menurunkan harga runcit petrol dan diesel sebanyak 15 sen lagi akhir bulan ini, masing-masing kepada RM1.85 sen seliter dan RM1.75 seliter. Menteri Perdagangan Dalam Negeri dan Hal Ehwal Pengguna, Datuk Shahrir Abdul Samad, berkata penurunan berkenaan membolehkan rakyat menikmati harga runcit petrol dan diesel terendah selepas kerajaan mengumumkan petrol dijual dengan kadar RM1.92 seliter, mulai 1 Mac 2006 sebelum dinaikkan pada Jun lalu. "Saya jangka kerajaan bakal mengumumkan satu lagi penurunan harga petrol dan diesel sebanyak 15 sen lagi, akhir bulan berikutan aliran harga minyak mentah dunia terus menjunam ketika ini.

"Bagaimanapun, kerajaan tidak boleh menurunkan harga petrol dan diesel melebihi 15 sen seliter kerana kita perlu mengambil kira pelbagai aspek termasuk pemberian subsidi dan bayaran rebat kepada pemilik kenderaan yang kini mencecah hampir RM18 bilion," katanya pada sidang media selepas menghadiri Hari Keluarga Kementerian Dalam Negeri dan Hal Ehwal Pengguna (KPDNHEP) di Taman Botani Putrajaya, di sini, semalam.

Beliau berkata demikian ketika diminta mengulas kemungkinan kerajaan menurunkan harga petrol di bawah RM1.92 sen berikutan harga minyak mentah di pasaran dunia kini menjunam kepada AS50 setong, sejak kelmarin. Shahrir berkata, kerajaan mungkin memperkenalkan harga lantai bagi petrol dan diesel, iaitu penetapan had minimum harga boleh diturunkan dengan kadar dijangka pada paras harga sebelum penstrukturan semula bahan Jun lalu atau lebih rendah daripadanya.


Beliau berkata, penurunan harga minyak dunia yang ketika ini mencecah AS$50 satu tong, memerlukan kerajaan memikirkan semula strategi mengimbangi keadaan.

Aurora: Harga minyak masih tak stabil, Aurora harap kerajaan tidak akan mengambil langkah terburu-buru untuk menurunkan harga minyak sebab bila minyak turun, rakyat tak berketik langsung, kalau naik...wah!! kecoooohhhh!!! Aurora juga berharap kerajaan berusaha membantu supaya harga barangan juga turun selaras dengan penurunan harga minyak. Jika tidak, tiada makna juga penurunan harga minyak kita. All the best to the government!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

The King and I

After 2 years working on my MBA, finally ...

Presented by His Royal Highness The King himself ....
Menjunjung Kasih Tuanku!


And with the Queen of My Heart, thanks for all the supports plus the sacrificed weekends and holidays .....


and my darling the Crown Princess Aurora of the Diamond Castle ......


Many Thanks!
Does Mommy and Tich want Daddy to go for another line on my robe?

Happy 21st Birthday Mr. Gen





The youngest of the first generation Mutalib, Hamzah a.k.a Gen was born 21 years ago on Nov. 20, 1987. He was very lucky this year that the same date was also my commencement date. In conjunction with that, a double celebrations dinner at TGI Friday ....

Monday, November 17, 2008

PRO Perlu Kreatif Sampaikan Maklumat Terkini, Kata Shabery

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KUALA LUMPUR, 15 Nov - Pegawai Perhubungan Awam (PRO) di setiap kementerian, jabatan dan agensi kerajaan perlu bertindak kreatif dalam menyebarkan maklumat serta peranan agensi mereka secara berkesan.
Menteri Penerangan Datuk Ahmad Shabery Cheek berkata mereka perlu berfikir lebih kreatif dalam menyampaikan dasar kerajaan kepada orang ramai tanpa bergantung kepada Kementerian Penerangan.
“Kementerian tidak boleh bergantung kepada RTM sahaja untuk sebarkan informasi mereka tetapi perlu cari alternatif lain yang lebih menarik. Sebaliknya RTM juga bersaing dengan stesen televisyen lain,” katanya pada Majlis Malam Mesra Media sempena pelancaran sistem e-Press di sini.
Sistem e-Press adalah perkhidmatan sebaran nota kepada pengarang dan siaran media secara online mengenai aktiviti kementerian, jabatan, agensi kerajaan dan kenyataan rasmi pemimpin negara sama ada di peringkat pusat dan peringkat negeri.Mengulas lanjut, Ahmad Shabery berkata kewujudan blog penulisan yang diilhamkan dari kemajuan teknologi mencetuskan situasi di mana tidak memerlukan organisasi media yang besar untuk menyebarkan maklumat.
Katanya, dalam lima tahun akan datang, generasi muda mungkin menerima blog dan ruangan perbualan seperti “facebook”, “skype”, “yahoo messenger” dan “YouTube” sebagai media aliran utama mereka berbanding televisyen, radio dan suratkhabar.
“Ini cabaran kepada pegawai perhubungan awam kita supaya bertindak lebih pantas lagi. Kalau anak umur 15 tahun sudah ada facebook, tahu guna You Tube, blog…jadi kita memerlukan pendekatan baru dengan e-Press,” katanya.
Beliau berkata Sistem e-Press akan memudahkan dan mempercepatkan sebaran maklumat terkini kepada semua media tempatan mengenai aktiviti pemimpin negara untuk dibuat liputan.
Perkhidmatan e-Press boleh dilayari secara percuma di laman web Jabatan Penerangan Malaysia iaitu www.media.inform.gov.my/e-press.

– BERNAMA

P/S: Aurora rasa kerja yang Aurora dan rakan di pejabat buat lebih kurang macam PRO untuk jabatan/kerajaan la jugakan? Kena lebih kreatif.... hmmm.... best juga. betul tu... budak sekolah rendah pon dah pandai My Space sekarang. jadi kita semua kena lebih kreatif dalam menyampaikan maklumat supaya dapat diterima dengan berkesan oleh semua lapisan masyarakat.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Man Of Action


I'm not really a fan of Lee Jeans. But, it was really a good commercial with this Lee Jeans icon in the late 90s called Buddy Lee. It started with the husky narrator voice (still playing in my head) saying: " ... Buddy Lee is Buddy Lee in "Buddy Lee-Man of Action" ... "


I'm not going to talk about this Buddy Lee actually, but I used to work for a real "Man of Action" few years back. He's quite a prominent figure and few of his words worth for a blog posting actually.


Some excerpts from the "Man of Action":

1. Tell you one thing. We can not work with stupid! We ending up correcting the mistakes that this stupid people make and not progressing. Hisham, please get rid of that ba***rd.


2. Mediocracy is not an option! We do not enter the race to be the mediocre, to finish in the middle, better not competing at all. Yes, winning is our target, but I want to win with style.


3. You guys are too complacent! Stay focus and striving, it ain't over yet ... (I love to add "until the fat lady sing", but definitely not dare during that time)


That's all I can recall for now, I'll add some more from time to time once I could detect the 'files' in my memory.


P/S: Try to relate this quote with my previous 2 postings.

Eureka ...

Eureka!

Pemuda Melayu Malaysia said...
Assalammualikum W.B.T.

Alhamdulillah, akhirnya selsai sudah seluruh mesyuarat perwaklian bahagian. Syabas & Tahniah kepada semua 191 Bahagian yang telah bermesyuarat, kepada bahagian2 yang 'terpaksa' bermesyuarat balik saya ucapkan selamat berjuang. Termasuklah Bahagian BATU walaupun keputusan masih kita tunggu sehingga 18hb November (Selasa) ini.

Bak kata perpatah... "Alang-alang menyeluk pekasam, biar sampai ke pengkal lengan"... "Genggam bara api, biar samapai jadi abu"... Bagi saya sama ada mesyuarat balik atau tidak, tidak menjadi masalah kerana ini adalah kewajipan, tanggungjawap dan amanah saya kepada parti itu sendiri yang membolehkan saya memilih pemimpin yang benar2 saya rasakan boleh bekerja. Untuk2 makluman saudara2 sekalian, saya juga adalah salah seorang perwakilan ke Mesyuarat UMNO Bahagian BATU.

Menyentuh kepada artikel ataupun komen yang di buat oleh saudar hisham di atas, saya cuma ingin menyampaikan sedikit pendapat peribadi saya sendiri. sebenarnya bukan ahli2 UMNO di batu ini tidak tau berfikir atau pun dengan izin "bodoh" seperti sangkaan saudara. Tetapi mungkin atas rasa iri hati, tidak rasa kepuasaan dan kematangan di dalam politik membuatkan mereka begitu. Saya pun hanya seorang ahli UMNO yang lulus SPM tetapi boleh berfikir secara waras, insyaallah. Ini semua bergantung kepada ketahanan diri masing2, asam garam di dalam politik ini adalah menjatuhkan dan mengaibkan orang adalah sesuatu yang di pandang 'mulia' oleh sesetengah pihak yang merasakan mereka semuanya benar. Kadang2 kita harus matang di dalam berpolitik, apa yang baik kita jadikan panduan & apa yang tidak baik kita buang jauh2.

Cukuplah apa yang telah Parti UMNO lalui sekarang, bangsa2 lain memandang kita terlalu 'kerdil' sehinggakan UMNO di perbudakan, janganlah kita sebagai orang2 UMNO membuat orang2 di luar sana merasa 'jijik' dengan tindakan memperlekehkan orang UMNO itu sendiri. Pada pandangan saya, cukuplah kita menegur dengan cara berhemah dan penuh dengan adab. Insyaallah, kalau tidak hari ini pasti suatu hari mereka2 ini pasti akan mendengarnya. Yang perlu kita lakukan ialah jangan sesekali berputus asa dengan apa pun jua pengorbanan & nasihat harus di beri kepada yang memerlukan.

Saya rasakan tidaklah patut kita hanya pandai bermain kata2 sedangkan apa yang pernah kita lakukan untuk membantu Parti UMNO?... Apa yang saudara pernah lakukan untuk membawa UMNO ke era kegemilangan?... renung2kanlah.

Di dalam hal ini kita harus bertanya pada diri kita dulu sebelum kita menasihati orang2 lain, apakah kita sudah rasa cukup hanya dengan menjadi ahli UMNO untuk membantu Parti UMNO?... umpanya beginilah... "Ayah kita membelikan kita sebuah buku untuk kita mengulangkaji pelajaran, tapi kita tidak pernah pun cuba untuk mengetahui buku tersebut.... tiba2 dapat keputusan exam kita terus memarahi buku kerana pelajaran di dalam buku tidak sama dengan apa yang keluar di dalam exam".... siapa yang bersalah?...

Pengajarannya amat mudah, buku dah ada kita baca saja & fahami. kita dah jadi ahli UMNO sekarang tiba masanya kita buat kerja untuk Parti UMNO... janganlah baru jadi Ahli UMNO tetapi hanya pandai berkata2 sedangankan dari segi kerja tidak ada apa yang nak dibanggakan...

Apa pun juga saya masih mengharapkan agar semua ahli2 UMNO bersatu, lupakanlah pertandingan. Yang Menang janganlah pinggirkan yang kalah, mari bersatu kita perkuatan parti keramat orang melayu ini. Jangan membuang masa dengan berkata2, 'berkerjalah' demi UMNO.

Sekian.


Ikhlas daripada

Pemuda Melayu Malaysia

P/S: Again ... another guy hiding under phony name. I read somewhere that this Wulan chic would not be able to contest in Indonesian General Election because her College Degree (a prerequisite) arrived after the submission dateline. Hmmmm ....



Thursday, November 13, 2008

Cy-War @ WilayahKini Part 1

Somebody started with this:

38) Norhisham Bin Abdul Mutalib = Ingin kan Ajk bhagn, ada perancangan yg hendak dibawa di peringkat pemuda. Wajar diperhatikan. Tp jgn lupakan perasaan ketua pemuda anda.


Note: Anonymously he comments to each and every single candidates in Batu Youth. Few guys took it seriously and lodged a police report. I responded:


Salam,Is this consider the talqin for Pemuda UMNO Batu?A lot of 'wonders' for me ...Wondering why this anonymous guy did not publish his analysis before the 19th meeting?Anyhow, I'm taking a neutral stand on the comments. Perceptions and impressions play an important role in marketing and yes, politic too! You could not stopping people from being judgmental to you, but at least say it out loud and be proud of it.Probably lack of formal education and exams grade way below the mere pass line causes that to happen. Such a moronic behavior is intolerable probably somewhere else but definitely not in Batu. Our parochialism sometime makes me wonder, how far are we from downtown?But ...hey... Welcome to the real Pemuda UMNO Batu!What the heck? Eventhough I owe nobody any explanation; but, just for the record: Azmuri did approach me and informed about his intention to step down, we discussed this internally and I strongly persuaded him to stay. I'm currently residing in Shah Alam and after all he did a good job with Pemuda KBC. However, I told him that since I'm moving to the vicinity in December, I would like to go for the AJK Pemuda Bahagian to involve directly in rejuvenating Pemuda UMNO Batu. He strongly support that and working very hard to convince Amir and the gang to put me in their chai and help me to secure my nominations.Don't bother to talk about 'Berani Berubah' and all such rhetorical quotes, the dudes were up to no good, and only mimicking the catchy phrases! Clearly to say, Azmuri is not that power craze and playing shut the door politic guy. If he is, I'm not going to be in the KBC and Azril (a very good guy) will not set foot on PWTC that day. For him, if you are good, then you are good! If you can go further than myself, you go, we'll support you. That's the KBC way of politic!Such a mediocre tought Mr. Anonymous! Wondering what you do for living ...

Friday, November 7, 2008

After The Dust Has Settled 2

It's been two weeks since the UMNO Batu Division Meeting ended, and I've yet to get the chance to write something about it.So today I decided I've to do this.

So the "Battle of Batu" has endded(or so we all hope). Congratulation to all winners and I hope the new office-bearers will work together,(despite their differences) toward a better UMNO. To those who did not win, don't loose hope, it's still far better to choose the path of "be here and do something"; when most of us decided to be just a so called "innocent bystander" and blame things to others except themselves and never even try to do anything.

The truth is, there wasn't any winning or losing last Sunday, because those who compete is just like competing with their own flesh and blood; and Blood is thicker than water. By right, everyone should be happy no matter who wins. And with the hope tahtThe freshly elected office-bearers could over see their differences and decided to honor our sacred party with virtues and values, and have thoughts on reclaiming the dreams of UMNO founding fathers,then all of us is THE WINNER, but if they decided to prioritize on their own personal agenda, the big "L" then will be written on our foreheads.

And again; Just like Patek Phillip, nobody owns UMNO, we are merely taking care of it for the next generation. (or could be for the next office bearers). So, our sole purpose must be to ensure that UMNO is here and relevant for generations to come.

Here is the new elected office bearer for UMNO Batu Division.Cheerios!:


Pengerusi Tetap
RAHMAT BAHAROM

Timbalan Pengerusi Tetap
BAHARIN HASHIM

Ketua UMNO Bahagian
YBHG.DATUK YUSOFF HAMID

Timbalan Ketua UMNO Bahagian
RAMLAN SALLEH

Naib Ketua UMNO Bahagian
HJ. HASSAN JAMALUDDIN

Senarai Jawatankuasa Yang Di Pilih :
HJ.MOHD KHALIM ROHANI
MUHARAL ABD KADIR
MUSTAFA SAIBON
MEGAT NAWAWI MEGAT A.RAHMAN
OTHMAN KAMAL HASHIM
HJ.BAHROM MD SOM
HJ.ABD HAMID NGAH
AHMAD FARIZ ABDULLAH
AWALUDIN HJ.AHMAD
KAMAROZAMAN SAMPOL
NORASHEKIN YUSOF
MOHD JIWA KHAIRI
ABD ROF AMINULLAH
MD RAHMAN HASSAN
ABD GHANI MALEK
HJ.ZAKARIA ITAM
ABD RASHID JANTAN
ZAINI SAWI
HAMZAH HASSAN
SAIFUDDIN YUNUS

P/S: I just hope that we could take care of UMNO for the sake of our children. I mean really taking care of it as our Forefathers had done. For all UMNO Leaders please think again about the real reason we are all in UMNO now. Make it relevant for all generations. All The Best!!!!!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Kemudahan OKU ditingkat

Oleh SITI AIRUNNISA ALAUI

KUALA LUMPUR 22 Okt. – Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) memperuntukkan RM17 juta bagi menambah baik kemudahan untuk golongan orang kurang upaya (OKU) pada perkhidmatan komuternya.
Pengurus Besar Perkhidmatan Komuter KTMB, Mohd. Zain Mat Taha berkata, penambahbaikan tersebut dilaksanakan bagi memberi lebih keselesaan kepada pengguna golongan OKU serta menggalakkan mereka menggunakan pengangkutan awam.
Katanya, peruntukan tersebut melibatkan penambahbaikan di lapan buah stesen komuter di sekitar Lembah Klang.

Ujarnya, penambahbaikan tersebut merangkumi pembinaan laluan untuk kerusi roda, lif penumpang, tandas OKU, pemasangan jubin jenis tact tiles dan baik pulih sistem pembesar suara.“Setakat ini, lapan stesen sahaja yang akan dilaksanakan penambahbaikan itu dan enam daripadanya sudah siap iaitu di stesen Kepong Sentral, Mid Valley, Subang Jaya, Kajang, Bank Negara dan Seremban manakala stesen Rawang dan Nilai dijangka siap sepenuhnya pada tahun depan."

“Bagaimanapun, bagi pemasangan tact tiles, ia akan melibatkan semua stesen komuter dan setakat ini, 60 peratus kerja pemasangan telah disiapkan,” katanya ketika sidang akhbar selepas menghadiri majlis Sambutan Aidilfitri KTM Komuter 2008 bersama anak istimewa di Stesen Sentral Kuala Lumpur di sini.

Mengulas lanjut, Mohd. Zain berkata, kemudahan bagi golongan OKU tersebut akan dilaksanakan di seluruh stesen termasuk stesen baru seperti ke Senawang dan Sungai Gadut dan dijangka siap pada 2012.

Jelasnya, bagi fasa pertama, penambahbaikan kemudahan tersebut akan melibatkan laluan dari Rawang ke Seremban dan Sentul ke Port Klang sahaja.“KTMB akan menambah baik kemudahan ini secara berterusan bagi memberi peluang golongan OKU menikmati kemudahan perkhidmatan komuter seperti insan normal."

“Selain itu, ia juga adalah sebahagian tanggungjawab KTMB sebagai tanda keprihatinan terhadap pengguna daripada golongan OKU ini,” jelasnya.Dalam pada itu, pada majlis tersebut, seramai 39 pelajar istimewa dari lima sekolah di sekitar Seremban diraikan oleh KTMB.
Selain jamuan makan, pelajar berkenaan diberi peluang mengasah bakat dengan menyertai aktiviti pertandingan mewarna dan menyusun puzzle khas yang disediakan KTMB.

Sempena majlis tersebut, pelajar berkenaan turut diberi peluang merasai pengalaman menaiki TM Komuter.
P/S: Aurora sangat-sangat menyokong tindakan ini. Sepatutnya seluruh Kuala Lumpur dijadikan OKU friendly. OKU friendly bukan sahaja memberi keuntungan kepada golongan OKU, tetapi juga kepada para Ibu-Bapa yang mempunyai anak kecil yang masih menggunakan Stroller. Jika bandaraya kita ini OKU Friendly, pasti semua dapat merasa kesenangannya dan lebih ramai orang boleh berjalan-jalan di sekitar bandaraya tanpa menaikki kenderaan sendiri....

Apa nak jadi ni....

Hari ni Ahli Parlimen Bukit Gelugor,Karpal Singh digantung kehadiran(ke persidangan) selama 2 hari sebab mengatakan Speaker,"main-main dan tidak serius" . (Boleh ke cakap macam tu kepada Speaker?). Macam cakap kepada hakim di Makamah yang beliau main-main dan tak serious. Hebat-hebat....

Speaker Dewan Rakyat, Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia, berharap semua Ahli Parlimen mengambil iktibar dari pengantungan tersebut supaya lebih menghormati antara satu sama lain tanpa mengira parti serta tidak bertindak biadap.

P/S: Dah la semalam Lim Kit Siang dah bawa Ahli Kumpulan Hindraf yang telah diharamkan itu melawat Parlimen. Today Karpal Singh pula.Apa nak jadi kalau orang yang dipilih sebagai pemimpin, memberi contoh yang sangat "cantik". Kalau yang memimpin "kurang ajar", bagaimana pula yang yang dipimpin. Fikir-fikirlah.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

After the dust had settled ...

I received countless SMSes and phone calls last Sunday evening regarding the "Battle of Batu". Senders/Callers were split into well-wishers (mostly family and friends outside Batu ... inclusive of PAS and PKR dudes) and contestants from both sides, but the objective and concerns still remains, and circling around the MALAYS SURVIVAL.


I planned to write this for quite sometime, but afraid that it will mislead into campaigning using blogs and violating the UMNO MT's instructions (on guidelines for candidates and campaigning) It was an audacity for me, to contest for the AJK post last Sunday when all odds are against me.So, for those who cast on no. 38 last Sunday, I really appreciate your supports, the vote still counts and always be there en mi corazon.It is a bitter sweet experience, a story that deserved a chapter if somebody writes my biography someday.Without these, our paths will not crossing each others. At least these bring in some impact, and I know more people and have more friends in Batu now.


Reminiscing Vince Papale and fictional comeback kid Rocky, you will only appreciate winning after you taste losing, it was very worth it to try.


Friends,

We choose the path of be here and do something; at the moment when most of us decided to be just a so called "innocent bystander" and blaming things.There wasn't any winning or losing last Sunday, it is UMNO that will WIN or LOSE for the next 3 or 4 years to come.If the freshly elected office-bearers decided to honor our sacred party with virtues and values, and have thoughts on reclaiming the dreams of UMNO founding fathers,then all of us is THE WINNER, but if they decided to prioritize on their own personal agenda, the big "L" then will be written on our foreheads,


Just like Patek Phillip, nobody owns UMNO, we are just taking care of it for the next generation. (or could be for the next office bearers).
So, our sole purpose must be to ensure that UMNO is here and relevant for generations to come.
Please do not stop asking yourself: WHAT IS YOUR PLACE IN HISTORY?


Let not stop here, the journey just begin ...


Best Regards,
Norhisham Abdul Mutalib
Naib Ketua Pemuda UMNO KBC, BATU WP

Monday, October 13, 2008

Adik Wan turns 22!!!

Another birthday is here. Today is my "youngest" brother birthday. He turns 22 this year(if I' m not mistaken...hehehe...) I just want to say this to him;

Dearest Adik Wan,

We may not have the best time sibling should have,
I may not be the best sister to you,
I may not be the first person you think of every morning,
I may not be the one you would turn to when you are blue,
But just remember;
Whatever happen, you will always be my baby brother,
If anything bad ever happen to you, I wil never forgive myself for not being the best sister,
I hope, you will always take care of yourself.
Never stop trying and always believe in yourself.
You can always count on yourself.
If you never let yourself down, you'll never let anybody down.
I Love You.

Just something to think about...

Today I had lunch with a friend from Australia... Naturally while having lunch, we talk about this and that. one thing that cought my attention was about liquor sales in Australia. I never thought that in a none Muslim country there is such law that they could only sale liqour in a specific store. They don't even have it in 7-eleven.... Even the clubs can only serves liqour until about 11pm... And My Hubby said, even when he was studying in the US the liqour also have limited sale time.

But here in Malaysia, liqour can be bought 24-7... I really wonder why?

Friday, October 10, 2008

A Birthday Wish for Abang...


10 October 1978.

A cute baby was born to a proud parents.

30 years later,

He is not just a son.
Today is my darling big brother's birthday but I've yet to wish him a very happy birthday.
Again this year I am not able to celebrate his birthday with him.
I just hope that this birthday comes with mana blessing from Allah.
I hope my brother will always be "the big brother" we always look up to.
I wish my brother will have whatever he wished for and even more.
I hope he will always be happy come what may.
I hope he'll always keep in mind that I will always love him no matter what.

Abang,
Happy 30th Birthday.
I love you.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Long Overdue Post

Salam to all...

It's been awhile since my last post. Been pretty busy with my work and stuffs. I hope it's not too late for me to wish all my dearest friends and family a Very Happy Eid Mubarak. May Allah Bless us All.

I will definately try to update my blog more frequently from now on. Cheers!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Electing Quality People

Inspired and modified from Grisham's The Appeal:
"Our sole purpose is to elect quality people. By quality, I mean conservative, business oriented, temperate, highly moral, intelligent, and ambitious people who can literally change the landscape of our people and this country.
And if we can do that, then we can protect the rights of the unborn, restrict the cultural garbage that is consumed by our children,honor the sanctity of marriage, make our streets safe, fight off crimes, go green, seal our borders, and protect the true Malaysian way of life"


Matlamat utama kita ialah untuk memilih pemimpin yang berkualiti.
Dengan kualiti bermaksud:
konservatif,
berorientasikan kemakmuran ekonomi,
penyabar dan tenang,
berkeperibadian tinggi,
bijak dan berwawasan;
yang mampu secara langsung untuk mengubah (ke arah yang lebih baik) lanskap bangsa dan negara kita.

Dan kalau kita menemui pemimpin sebegitu, maka kita boleh:
memastikan hak-hak keturunan kita di masa depan,
mengekang dan mengawal sampah-sampah peradaban yang dilambakkan kepada anak-anak kita,
memelihara kesucian institusi kekeluargaan kita,
memastikan persekitaran yang selamat,
membasmi jenayah dan keruntuhan moral,
memulihara alam sekitar,
menjaga kedaulatan bangsa dan negara,
dan menjunjung keharmonian serta gaya hidup masyarakat Malaysia yang tulen.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Elak polis urus Bank Data DNA

Utusan Online
28 Ogos 2008

KUALA LUMPUR 27 Ogos - Kerajaan disaran mengasingkan pengurusan dan kawalan terhadap Bank Data Forensik Asid Deoksiribonukleik (DNA) daripada pihak polis bagi mengelak tanggapan negatif serta kemungkinan berlaku penyalahgunaan data.

Datuk Halimah Mohd. Sadique (BNTenggara) berkata, Bank Data DNA yang akan ditubuhkan itu wajar diuruskan oleh agensi kerajaan yang lain seperti Jabatan Kimia supaya tidak berlaku konflik kepentingan.

''Saya tidak berniat mempertikai kewibawaan polis dalam hal ini tetapi bimbang akan timbul persepsi dan tohmahan yang jelas telah dibangkitkan oleh pembangkang yang tidak berfikir lain kecuali persepsi negatif kononnya polis akan menyalahgunakan data DNA," ujarnya.

Ketika mengambil bahagian dalam perbahasan Rang Undang-Undang Identifikasi DNA 2008 pada Sidang Dewan Rakyat di sini hari ini, beliau berkata, peruntukan mengenai pelantikan Ketua Bank Data DNA dan timbalannya di kalangan pegawai kanan polis perlu dilihat semula oleh kerajaan.

Menurutnya, oleh kerana siasatan sesuatu kes jenayah melibatkan kerjasama antara polis dan pegawai pengurusan Bank Data DNA yang juga pegawai polis, maka ia boleh menimbulkan konflik kepentingan.

''Walaupun jawatan Ahli Kimia atau pegawai lain bukan polis boleh juga dilantik tetapi mereka tertakluk pada arahan Ketua Bank Data DNA iaitu pegawai polis," katanya.

Sementara itu, Dr. Tan Seng Giew (DAP-Kepong) berkata, rang undang-undang tersebut dikhuatiri menjadikan Malaysia sebuah 'negara polis' dan keyakinan rakyat terhadap pasukan polis semakin terhakis.

Menurutnya, hampir kesemua perkara dalam pelaksanaan rang undang-undang itu melibatkan pasukan polis dan ia memberi imej kurang baik ketika rakyat meragui kewibawaan pasukan tersebut.

Katanya, kerajaan perlu melihat kebimbangan tersebut secara serius bagi menarik balik pembentangan rang undang-undang itu dan dirujukkan pada jawatankuasa pilihan khas bagi dikaji semula.

''Kita tidak mahu rasa berdosa apabila rang undang-undang ini diluluskan, kita mendakwa mereka yang tidak bersalah dan dihukum termasuk hukuman mati," ujarnya.

John Fernandez (DAP-Seremban) pula mempertikaikan Fasal 25 rang undang-undang itu yang memberi kekebalan kepada menteri dan pegawai Bank Data DNA dalam menjalankan tugas berkaitan, daripada tindakan, guaman dan dakwaan jika ia dilakukan dengan suci hati.

Menurutnya, peruntukan itu terlalu luas dan dikhuatiri kemungkinan berlaku salah guna kuasa.

Terdahulu, Datuk Bung Moktar Radin (BN-Kinabatangan) mempertikaikan keraguan pembangkang terhadap rang undang-undang itu kerana ia sebenarnya telah memberi jaminan terhadap demokrasi dan hak asasi manusia.

Selama ini, katanya, pihak berkuasa bertindak dalam hal berkaitan dengan DNA tanpa mempunyai akta yang khusus dan ia boleh menimbulkan keraguan.

Dalam perkembangan sama, Menteri Dalam Negeri, Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar menjelaskan, rang undang-undang itu tidak boleh dirujukkan ke jawatankuasa pilihan khas kerana ia telah dibacakan buat kali kedua dan sudah dibahaskan oleh ahli Dewan.

Sementara itu, Yang Dipertua Dewan Rakyat, Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia ketika ditemui memberitahu, beliau akan membuat keputusan esok sama ada rang undang-undang tersebut perlu dirujuk ke jawatankuasa pilihan atau perbahasan diteruskan.


P/S: Aurora bersetuju sekiranya Bank Data DNA ini diuruskan oleh Jabatan lain. Kalau Polis ia pasti akan menimbulkan pelbagai masalah dari semua sudut. Aurora juga rasa Rang Undang-undang DNA ini patut dikaji dan di"study" dengan lebih mendalam supaya tiada loop hole.






Apa dah jadi ni......

Anwar Ibrahim angkat sumpah sebagai ahli Parlimen

28/08/2008 10:22am
Utusan Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR 28 Ogos - Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim hari ini mengangkat sumpah sebagai ahli Parlimen Pemantang Pauh.

Anwar yang memenangi pilihan raya kecil Pematang Pauh pada Selasa lepas mengangkat sumpah pada pukul 10.05 pagi di hadapan Yang Dipertua Dewan Rakyat, Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia.

Beliau memasuki Dewan Rakyat pada pukul 9.50 pagi dengan diiringi oleh Penasihat DAP, Lim Kit Siang (DAP-Ipoh Timur), Mohamad Azmin Ali (PKR-Gombak) serta beberapa ahli Parlimen dari PKR dan DAP.

Acara angkat sumpah itu hanya disaksikan kira-kira 70 ahli Parlimen iaitu 30 orang dari Barisan Nasional (BN) dan 40 lagi dari parti pembangkang. - Utusan

P/S: Aurora pelik la. Dah la BN kalah di Permatang Pauh, kenapa nak kena tunjuk kalah di Parlimen juga.... Tolong la Ahli Parlimen BN semua. Please work together to show to the Opponent MPs that we are strongger n not sour loser.


Sunday, August 24, 2008

Walio's The Frog Pond Cafe


Located at 1601 Providence Ave., Chester, PA.
Just found out that they demolished this joint! A place I associated with this song:
Mary Hopkin's Those Were The Days My Friends

Once upon a time, there was a tavern
Where we used to raise a glass or two
Remember how we laughed away the hours,
Think of all the great things we would do
Those were the days, my friend
We thought they'd never end
We'd sing and dance forever and a day
We'd live the life we'd choose
We'd fight and never lose
For we were young and sure to have our way
La La La La La La

Then, the busy years went rushing by us
We lost our starry notions on the way
If, by chance, I'd see you in the tavern,
We'd smile at one another and we'd say
Those were the days, my friend
We thought they'd never end
We'd sing and dance forever and a day
We'd live the life we'd choose
We'd fight and never lose
Those were the days, oh yes, those were the days
La La La La La La

Just tonight, I stood before the tavern
Nothing seemed the way it used to be
In the glass, I saw a strange reflection
Was that lonely woman really me?
Those were the days, my friend
We thought they'd never end
We'd sing and dance forever and a day
We'd live the life we'd choose
We'd fight and never lose
Those were the days, oh yes, those were the days
La La La La La La

Through the door, there came familiar laughter
I saw your face and heard you call my name
Oh, my friend, we're older but no wiser
For in our hearts, the dreams are still the same
Those were the days, my friend
We thought they'd never end
We'd sing and dance forever and a day
We'd live the life we'd choose
We'd fight and never lose
Those were the days, oh yes, those were the days
La La La La La
La La La La La La

The Starry Night



The Starry Night
Vincent van Gogh, 1889
Oil on canvas
73 × 92 cm, 28¾ × 36¼ in
Museum of Modern Art, New York City

The Starry Night (Dutch: De sterrennacht) is a painting by Dutch post-impressionist artist Vincent van Gogh. The painting depicts the view outside his sanitarium room window at night, although it was painted from memory during the day. Since 1941 it has been in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Widely hailed as his magnum opus, the painting has been reproduced many times and is one of his most renowned paintings.

Vince Papale


Overview
Vince Papale was a 30-year-old high school teacher when he joined the National Football League's Philadelphia Eagles in 1976. Papale's story was remarkable: he had no NFL experience and had run track, not played football, at St. Joseph's University. In 1974 he caught on with the Philadelphia Bell of the World Football League, which folded the next year. In 1976 the Eagle's rookie coach, Dick Vermiel, held open tryouts for players. Papale tried out for Vermiel, was invited to training camp and, against all odds, made the team. Papale spent three seasons with the Eagles (1976-78) as a special teams player and wide receiver. His story was retold in the 2006 movie Invincible, with Mark Wahlberg as Papale.Papale is sometimes compared with Jim Morris, who became a major league baseball rookie at age 35. Morris's story was told in the 2002 film The Rookie... Because he's from Philadelphia, Papale is also sometimes compared with the fictional comeback kid Rocky Balboa... Dick Vermiel coached the Eagles to a Super Bowl loss in 1981 and then won the Super Bowl with the St. Louis Rams in 2000.

The City of Brotherly Love
There are few facts that crosses our path. I was born in 1976, the year Papale became an Eagles. The summer that he went to the camp at Widener. 20 years later, I was halfway of my sophomore year at Widener; but Eagles no longer held their training camp there. (It was in Lehigh in Bethlehem, PA).
It was the One University Place in Chester, PA that changed him, and I believed me too. It rumored that one of the hourly chimes from the Old Main was a tribute to Papale.
As most of the Philadelphians (Phillies?), the downtown at your feet from the Museum of Art (The Rocky's Steps) creates some goosebumps, the priceless sensation. The feeling of believing in yourself!
I lived to that even after quite a time away from the museum, Kelly Drive and the Fairmount park. I am missing countless nights that I spent stargazing there, and the Sundays (free entry) viewing Picassos and Van Goghs. A poster print replica of Van Gogh's Starry Night dominated my dining table, as a tribute to the good old days. Those were the days.

I saw The Invicible with Wahlberg sometime last year, and just finish reading the book by Papale and Millman. Honestly, the book is much more better. A very good inspirational piece.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

There's something about Hubby …

As a lot of peoples keeps asking me about my hubby, (he's kinda lazy to put anything in his profile and I'm too lazy to write about what he's doing. Hehehe...), But I found something he wrote about himself for his MBA application few years back in our PC.


So, For his 'fans' out there (duh..... ), something about Norhisham (my hubby):



I was born Norhisham bin Abdul Mutalib on November 28, 1976 in Alor Star, Kedah. I am the eldest of four. My father teaches engineering at a polytechnic not far from our Alor Star home. My late mother was a staff at the General Hospital. Perhaps the most important influence that has shaped the person I am today is my upbringing in a small town working class family. They always been an important source of support in all of the decisions I have made, and Islam have been my guiding principles in life. Not only do I try to do good for others, but I always push myself to be the best that I can be in all aspects of my life. I saw early the doors and opportunities that a good education can open up; thus, I particularly tried hard to do well in school.


After completed six years of primary education in my neighborhood school, I pursued my secondary education at one of the prestigious school in the country, the Sultan Abdul Hamid College. The alumni comprises of country prominent figures: King, Sultans, two Prime Ministers and thousands more who's who in all disciplines. I am very proud to be part of the history of the great alma-mater. After I did well in my SRP examination, I took an offer for a place in a fully boarding prep school, the infamous MARA Junior Science College (MRSM) in the neighboring state of Perlis. I completed my high school there and obtain flying colors in my SPM examination.


Another important experience that has had a large influence on me the past few years has been college. Going from high school to college was a significant change. College totally overhauls my life and broadens my horizon. I went to an all bumiputra prep school, with the same cohort of students in all my classes. Thus, I was exposed little to people very different from myself. College in a foreign land, on the other hand, is full of diversity. I have people of all backgrounds and abilities in my classes, and I have been fortunate enough to meet quite a few of them. This precious experience has made me more tolerant of differences. Furthermore, living, studying and working in another country that totally difference in race, weather, culture, and belief systems, have liberalized my world view.


I obtain my Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from Widener University in the suburb of Philadelphia back in summer of 1998. While completing my first degree, back home was hit severely by the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis that almost crippled our economy. This leaves me no option but to stay there and try to get a job. I was lucky to join the world best Wharton Business School as a research assistant. My task there was to assist The Family Business Corporation researchers in studying businesses in Latin America. The environment shaped me a lot and this also develops my fondness in business studies.


I left the "city that loves me back" and started the new millennium here. I then worked as the Project Engineer in charging of telecommunication in the Maju Junction project development. The pride is still there every time I pass through the building in the downtown of KL, my first monument of achievements. In 2001, I joined Affiliate Company of multinationals Nettest and Symmetricom brands, as a System Engineer, where I developed myself to become expertise in test gears and synchronization.


On the journey through my life, I've encountered twists and turns, and some detours--it is unquestionably the hardest battle I could fight. However, in the process, I've accumulated a tremendous amount of valuable experience and knowledge. Education and experience is my biggest asset. It is the perfect time for me to join the UiTM's Master of Business Administration (MBA) program. I strongly believe that this can be used to prepare myself for the promises and challenges of the future.



Aurora: This autobiography was written part of the requirement for admission to the UiTM's MBA program. Hubby was accepted and enrolled in 2006. He graduated …. (hmmm…. but I 'm not sure his pointer.... I'll ask him later.) in April 2008. In the midst of pursuing his MBA, he accepted an offer to be a partner for a boutique telecommunications solutions provider. As for now, he is still finding answer to a question: "what's next to do?"( I told him we should move first before he find more things to do....hahahaha)

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

The Catcher in the Rye


The Catcher in the Rye is a novel by J. D. Salinger. First published in the United States in 1951.


Trivia: Try to count how many names/characters mentioned in the book, direct or indirect. Popular for the novel with the most characters, almost or more than 200 people. I did try once, but never finish!


Controversies/interesting facts:

1. Not allowed to be filmed. Even Spielberg did try request once but denied!

2. The guy who shot John Lennon asked for his autograph earlier in commotion in front of Lennon's apartment. On the inside cover or first page of this book!


More controversies from Wikipedia:

1. Mark David Chapman, who assassinated John Lennon, was carrying the book when he was arrested immediately after the murder and referred to it in his statement to police shortly thereafter.

2. John Hinckley, Jr., who attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan in 1981, was also reported to have been obsessed with the book.

3. Robert John Bardo, who murdered Rebecca Schaeffer, was carrying the book when he visited Schaeffer's apartment in Hollywood on July 18, 1989. After Bardo murdered Rebecca Schaeffer, he went to an alley to throw away a paper bag, his bloodsoaked shirt and the book. The next day, he was arrested in Tucson, Arizona for the murder of Rebecca Schaeffer. Bardo later flew back to Los Angeles awaiting the murder trial. He was convicted of murder and received a life sentence in prison.

4. Winona Ryder has claimed it is her favorite book and had a copy with her when she was arrested for shoplifting in 2001.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Sekadar Meluahkan Pandangan.....

From My Hubby point of view;

Berdasarkan pemerhatian sepanjang mesyuarat cawangan-cawangan ...

1. DILARANG BERCAKAP-CAKAP SEMASA KHATIB MEMBACA KHUTBAH

Setiap hari Jumaat, kita sering dimaklumkan dengan peringatan di atas. Tetapi masjid tidak pernah sunyi dan diam sepanjang masa khutbah dibacakan! Masih terdapat di kalangan kita yg tetap menyambung perbualan dan tidak memberi perhatian langsung kepada khutbah yang disampaikan.

Tetapi senario ketika mesyuarat dan persidangan amatlah berbeza. Ketika disuruh bercakap kita diam membisu (tak semua)! Lepas tu ada pulak yang berkata: "Tujuan saya nak bertanding ni sebab masa masyuarat bahagian saya tak boleh bercakap! Cakap saja kena hentam!". Pemerhatian saya, calon-calon mesti mampu untuk berhujah, kalau 'point' tak strong, mesti kena hentam. kalau tak mampu berhujah dan mempertahankan pendapat, tak payah pegang jawatan!Pendapat kita pun tak semestinya semua betul. Kena juga belajar terima pendapat orang. Kadang-kadang sedih tengok gelagat orang kita.

2. Kesetiaan kepada RAJA dan NEGARA!

Ini prinsip rukun negara yang kedua; yang pertama Kepercayaan Kepada Tuhan... "IN GOD WE TRUST."Greenbacks ataupun Dollar Amerika mengabadikan perkataan ini pada setiap not keluarannya.Saya ingin mempersoalkan, dalam prinsip rukun negara yang kedua ini, RAJA dan NEGARA mana yang kita setia? Boleh dikatakan kesetiaan ahli UMNO hanya kepada SPB Agong yang Pertama sahaja iaitu Tuanku Abdul Rahman dari Negeri Sembilan, yang potretnya diabadikan pada matawang kita dan NEGARA yang kita setia hanyalah Bank "NEGARA" Malaysia, yang juga tertulis pada not-not kertas kita! Betul atau tidak?
Asyik-asyik isu yang timbul duit, itu duit, ini duit, dah tak ada isu lain ke? Saya pun perlukan duit, nak kata tak cinta duit tu tipulah. Tapi tak kan lah kita hanya berpaksikan duit? Duit bukan raja lagi dah, boleh dikatakan dah jadi macam berhala, alat ciptaan manusia yang disembah. Terpesong akidah! Kalau macam inilah perjuangan kita, tak lama lagi hancurlah.

3. MASYUKKKKK

Orang kita kalau makan cari kedai yang ada tanda halal, kalau ada isu makanan tercemar dengan babi, kita la yang mengamuk dulu.

Tetapi dalam musim pemilihan ni, elaboration dari perkara no. 2 di atas, semua org bercerita tentang masyuk. Siap ada pengerusi tetap yang cakap, kepada perwakilan yang terpilih tu, kalau masyuk jgn lupa Pengerusi tetap!

'Masyuk' ni halal ke haram? Ikhlas betul ke org yg nak bagi ni? Ada yg kata, masa ni lah kita nak pau calon. very thin line utk dibincangkan. Tetapi kalau kita ambik duit utk menyalahgunakan sesuatu atau mengubah keputusan, atau ayat mudah 'KENA BELI'. Confirm haram!

HARAM tu sama la level nya dengan daging BABI! Ubahlah nama jadi Bacon ker, HAM & CHEESE ke, Babyback Grill (tulang belakang anak babi yang dipanggang), McRibs (rusuk anak babi berperisa BBQ yg dihidangkan oleh McDonalds), Pepperoni (di malaysia beef or chicken pepperoni, di luar negara confirm ada babi!), ataupun nama-nama lain, masih tetap BABI.

Renung-renungkan lah MASYUKKKK kita tu semula!

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Itulah benda-benda yang menerjah minda saya. Saya bukanlah yang terbaik, tapi apa yang saya perhatikan dan fikirkan tersangatlah basic. Kalau salah saya mohon maaf bebanyak.

Saya tidak sama sekali akan berselindung di sebalik status 'anonymous' ataupun nick-nick open yang lain. Kalau nak bercakap, cakap terang-terang, bukan 'semasa khatib membaca khutbah'!

Sekadar renungan dan gunakanlah akal,

Norhisham Abdul Mutalib

AURORA: Posting ni Aurora pinjam sebab pendapat sama. Lagi lama memerhatikan politik kita, mmg ini isu yang sering timbul. Sedih tapi betul.