Friday, November 29, 2013


Roof collapse at Grand Mosque work site

29 November 2013

MAKKAH — A ceiling near the Grand Mosque’s Al-Omra Gate collapsed on Thursday as the construction crew was doing drilling work on the first floor. No one was injured in the accident. An engineer from the Saudi Binladin Group, the contractor carrying out the project, said the ceiling gave in due to the weight of the rubble.

Friday, November 22, 2013


ALAHSA | COMPLETED |king Saud bin Abdulaziz university for health sciences

Al Ahsa campus can accommodate up to 3000 students. Main units of the campus include: Administration Building, Conference Center, Clinical Skill Training Center, King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, Seven Colleges (Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Public Health and Health Informatics, Nursing, Applied Medical Sciences, Science and Health Professions), Housing Compounds, Sports Center and Recreational Facilities.

colleges in alahsa campus :-
1- college of nursing
2- college of applied medical sciences
3- college of science and health professions


Saturday, November 16, 2013


Aerial View of Super Typhoon Haiyan's Destruction


An aerial view shows damaged houses on a coastal community, after Typhoon Haiyan hit Iloilo Province, central Philippines November 9, 2013. One of the strongest typhoons ever to make landfall devastated the central Philippines, killing more than 1,000 people in one city alone and 200 in another province, the Red Cross estimated on Saturday, as reports of high casualties began to emerge.

An aerial view shows flooded rice fields after Typhoon Haiyan hit Iloilo Province, central Philippines.

An aerial view shows damaged houses, as residents wave for help after Typhoon Haiyan hit a village in Panay island, in northern Iloilo Province, central Philippines.

An aerial view of devastation of super Typhoon Haiyan as it battered a town in Samar province in central Philippines November 11, 2013. Dazed survivors of a super typhoon that swept through the central Philippines killing an estimated 10,000 people begged for help and scavenged for food, water and medicine on Monday, threatening to overwhelm military and rescue resources.

An aerial view of a highway that collapsed at the devastation of super Typhoon Haiyan in Samar province in central Philippines.

An aerial view of toppled trees at the devastation of super Typhoon Haiyan in Samar province in central Philippines.

An aerial view of the ruins of houses after the devastation of super Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban city in central Philippines.

An aerial view of a coastal town, devastated by super Typhoon Haiyan, in Samar province in central Philippines. 


Don’t Talk Big, Mahathir, You Brought Down Our English

By Kee Thuan Chye
Not that I want to knock Mahathir Mohamad, you know, I’ve knocked him so many times before, but I cannot tahan laa when he tries to act innocent and say things should be like this or that now when he never did anything when he was prime minister to do these things right himself. In fact, for some things, he did the opposite.
Take what he now says about our graduates not being able to get jobs because they fail at interviews – because their English is poor. Now, let me ask him, when he was PM, did he do anything to make Malaysian students learn the language seriously other than learning Maths and Science in English? No, he didn’t!
He didn’t have the guts to go one step further and give more emphasis to learning English in schools. He floated the idea of bringing back English-medium schools but that petered out. He was only testing the idea. When it didn’t work, he pulled back, like a tortoise head into its shell.
He didn’t even make passing English at the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) exam compulsory. In fact, English ceased to be a must-pass subject in 1974, when he was education minister. He said Malay students might fail the whole SPM if English was a must-pass. Instead of spurring them on to master the language so that they would pass it and SPM as well, he gave them the easy way out. After that, succeeding generations of students couldn’t be bothered with English. He was responsible for that mistake. The National Union of Teachers protested, but did he care?
Well, Mahathir was education minister from 1974 to 1977, and during that time, Malay neo-nationalism was on the rise. Even Malay creative writers like Muhammad Haji Salleh and Syed Alwi who were originally writing in English were feeling uneasy about writing in the colonial language and decided to switch to writing in Malay. So Mahathir was going with the flow. He promoted Malay to please the nationalistic herd, and he had no qualms about letting our standard of English slide.
But now he says Malay language nationalists are wrong in thinking that nationalism is about being able to speak the national language well. Now he says, “Nationalism is about becoming successful in all fields of life, being able to contribute towards the growth and the development of your country and your race. Being able to stand tall ... that is true nationalism.” And therefore the use of Malay, which is “not yet the language of maths and science”, should not be equated to nationalism.
Why didn’t he stand up and tell them that in the 1970s? In those days, Malay was even less of a language of maths and science. He was education minister, for crying out loud. He was a leader, he was supposed to lead with the right ideas. Of course lah, he didn’t because he was scared he would lose his position. In those days, if he had tried to champion English, he might have got lynched! And Mahathir must have loved his neck too much.
We know, however, what he was not scared of doing. In fact, it was one of the first things he did when he became education minister – the sort of thing he does best. Yes, exert control. Mahathir the control freak bulldozed university campuses and forced academia to be subjected to Government control. He kicked aside academics who opposed the move and placed his own men in vice-chancellor positions. I know that he replaced the excellent VC of Universiti Sains Malaysia, Hamzah Sendut, with a civil servant. What did civil servants know about administering universities except how to behave like feudal lords?
Mahathir took away academic freedom and politics in universities. He emasculated academics and threatened to withdraw the scholarships of students who were politically active. He introduced the culture of fear in campuses.
I also know for a fact that during his time as education minister, Malay gradually became the medium of instruction in our universities. When I entered university in 1973, students already had to answer exam questions and write essays up to 30 per cent in Malay, but as time went on, the percentage increased, until everything became totally Malay. Although Mahathir believed that English was important, he did nothing to reverse that. But imagine this, I did subjects like Shakespeare – and of course studying his plays in the original English – and still had to write essays and answer exam questions on Shakespeare at least 30 per cent in Malay! Sounds crazy, no?
Don’t get me wrong. I’m all for promoting Malay as the national language, but there are also limits and realities, don’t you think? And certainly not at the expense of losing our edge in English in the Asian region.
When Mahathir became PM, he could still have redeemed himself as far as English was concerned by bringing it back in a big way – to help Malaysian students. After all, he was head honcho now, and everyone was shit scared of him. Remember those bad old days when he was in charge? But he didn’t.
Late in his premiership – in fact, when he was just about to step down – in 2003, he introduced the teaching of maths and science in English, but what’s the point of having just those subjects taught in English? It’s only a half-measure. It doesn’t help students to gain proficiency in the language. They must use the language a lot of the time to be good at it. I should know. I went to English-medium schools, primary and secondary. We used the language all the time. That’s how to become good at it.
He should have brought back the English-medium schools, instead of just talk about it. But of course he was scared. We all knew that if he did that, his Umno ultras would have dunked him in English tea. And maybe even chewed him up. Hmmm … like biskut jari.
So, please, Mahathir, don’t act like you were so great and talk big now. For not laying the foundation when you were education minister and then PM, you are responsible for our graduates’ failure today to get jobs because they can’t speak proper English. You didn’t do your job. You didn’t lead. In fact, you brought down our standard of English. Yes, you! You were more concerned about keeping your position, exerting control over people, making people scared.
You did that by creating a Frankenstein – Islamisation. Because you were worried about PAS. You wanted Umno to appear more holy than any other body. You politicised not only the issue of race – with your Ketuanan Melayu concept – but also religion. You used religion to get Muslim support. In 2002, you told Parliament that Malaysia was an “Islamic state”. That was a shocker. I guess it must have even shocked the jubah off every PAS member!
And now you have the cheek to tell Malaysian Muslims to acquire technical and scientific knowledge rather than focus on religious knowledge. What laa? After all that Islamisation, now this? Are you schizophrenic or what? Or are you still trying to screw up the minds of the people you once ruled over?
OK la, you’ve caused enough damage already laa, old man. Just lay off and go into a quiet corner and roll over. Don’t open your big trap again. You’re grounded.
Kee Thuan Chye is the author of the new book The Elections Bullshit, now available in bookstores.


Menurut Syaikh Mamduh Farhan Al-Buhairi di Majalah Islam Internasional Qiblati, ciri-ciri pengikut Syi’ah sangat mudah dikenali, kita dapat memperhatikan sejumlah cirri-ciri berikut:
  1. Mengenakan songkok hitam dengan bentuk tertentu. Tidak seperti songkok yang dikenal umumnya masyarakat Indonesia, songkok mereka seperti songkok orang Arab hanya saja warnanya hitam.
  2. Tidak shalat jum’at. Meskipun shalat jum’at bersama jama’ah, tetapi dia langsung berdiri setelah imam mengucapkan salam. Orang-orang akan mengira dia mengerjakan shalat sunnah, padahal dia menyempurnakan shalat Zhuhur empat raka’at, karena pengikut Syi’ah tidak meyakini keabsahan shalat jum’at kecuali bersama Imam yang ma’shum atau wakilnya.
  3. Pengikut Syi’ah juga tidak  akan mengakhiri shalatnya dengan mengucapkan salam yang dikenal kaum Muslimin, tetapi dengan memukul kedua pahanya beberapa kali.
  4. Pengikut Syi’ah jarang shalat jama’ah karena mereka tidak mengakui shalat lima waktu, tapi yang mereka yakini hanya tiga waktu saja.
  5. Mayoritas pengikut Syi’ah selalu membawa At-Turbah Al-Husainiyah yaitu batu/tanah (dari Karbala – redaksi) yang digunakan menempatkan kening ketika sujud bila mereka shalat tidak didekat orang lain.
  6. Jika Anda perhatikan caranya berwudhu maka Anda akan dapati bahwa wudhunya sangat aneh, tidak seperti yang dikenal kaum Muslimin.
  7. Anda tidak akan mendapatkan penganut Syi’ah hadir dalam kajian dan ceramah Ahlus Sunnah.
  8. Anda juga akan melihat penganut Syi’ah banyak-banyak mengingat Ahlul Bait; Ali, Fathimah, Hasan dan Husain radhiyallahu anhum.
  9. Mereka juga tidak akan menunjukkan penghormatan kepada Abu Bakar, Umar, Utsman, mayoritas sahabat dan Ummahatul Mukminin radhiyallahu anhum.
  10. Pada bulan Ramadhan penganut Syi’ah tidak langsung berbuka puasa setelah Adzan maghrib; dalam hal ini Syi’ah berkeyakinan seperti Yahudi yaitu berbuka puasa jika bintang-bintang sudah nampak di langit, dengan kata lain mereka berbuka bila benar-benar sudah masuk waktu malam. (mereka juga tidak shalat tarwih bersama kaum Muslimin, karena menganggapnya sebagai bid’ah)
  11. Mereka berusaha sekuat tenaga untuk menanam dan menimbulkan fitnah antara jamaah salaf dengan jamaah lain, sementara itu mereka mengklaim tidak ada perselisihan antara mereka dengan jamaah lain selain salaf. Ini tentu tidak benar.
  12. Anda tidak akan mendapati seorang penganut Syi’ah memegang dan membaca Al-Qur’an kecuali jarang sekali, itu pun sebagai bentuk taqiyyah (kamuflase), karena Al-Qur’an yang benar menurut mereka yaitu al-Qur’an yang berada di tangan al-Mahdi yang ditunggu kedatangannya.
  13. Orang Syi’ah tidak berpuasa pada hari Asyura, dia hanya menampilkan kesedihan di hari tersebut.
  14. Mereka juga berusaha keras mempengaruhi kaum wanita khususnya para mahasiswi di perguruan tinggi atau di perkampungan sebagai langkah awal untuk memenuhi keinginannya melakukan mut’ah dengan para wanita tersebut bila nantinya mereka menerima agama Syi’ah. Oleh sebab itu Anda akan dapati;
  15. Orang-orang Syi’ah getol mendakwahi orang-orang tua yang memiliki anak putri, dengan harapan anak putrinya juga ikut menganut Syi’ah sehingga dengan leluasa dia bisa melakukan zina mut’ah dengan wanita tersebut baik dengan sepengetahuan ayahnya ataupun tidak. Pada hakikatnya ketika ada seorang yang ayah yang menerima agama Syi’ah, maka para pengikut Syi’ah yang lain otomatis telah mendapatkan anak gadisnya untuk dimut’ah. Tentunya setelah mereka berhasil meyakinkan bolehnya mut’ah. Semua kemudahan, kelebihan, dan kesenangan terhadap syahwat ini ada dalam diri para pemuda, sehingga dengan mudah para pengikut Syi’ah menjerat mereka bergabung dengan agama Syi’ah.
Ciri-ciri mereka sangat banyak. Selain yang kami sebutkan di atas masih banyak ciri-ciri lainnya, sehingga tidak mungkin bagi kita untuk menjelaskan semuanya di sini. Namun cara yang paling praktis ialah dengan memperhatikan raut wajah. Wajah mereka merah padam jika Anda mencela Khomeini dan Sistani, tapi bila Anda menghujat Abu Bakar, Umar, Utsman, Aisyah dan Hafshah, atau sahabat-sahabat lainnya radhiyallahu anhum tidak ada sedikitpun tanda-tanda kegundahan di wajahnya.
Akhirnyadengan hati yang terang Ahlus Sunnah dapat mengenali pengikut Syi’ah dari wajah hitam mereka karena tidak memiliki keberkahan, jika Anda perhatikan wajah mereka maka Anda akan membuktikan kebenaran penilaian ini, dan inilah hukuman bagi siapa saja yang mencela dan menyepelekan para sahabat Nabi shallallahu alaihi wa sallam dan para ibunda kaum Musliminradhiyallahu anhunn yang dijanjikan surga oleh Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala. Kita memohon hidayah kepada Allah untuk kita dan mereka semua.
Wallahu a’lam.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013



Ini merupakan keratan berita dari Metro pada 08/11/2013. Moga menjadi pedoman buat kita semua. Insyallah.


SEGAMAT: "Ketika proses menggali dan mengeluarkan mayat arwah ibu mentua dijalankan semalam, secara tiba-tiba seluruh kawasan tanah perkuburan ini berbau harum.
"Saya sendiri lihat kain kapan ibu mentua masih dalam keadaan sempurna dan tidak reput. Ia hanya dikotori tanah saja," kata Abdullah Abdul Karim, 74, hari ini.

Abdullah adalah menantu kepada arwah Maheran Jaaffar, 74, yang meninggal dunia akibat sakit tua pada 2006.

Ketika dikeluarkan dari liang lahad di Tanah Perkuburan Islam Kampung Batu Badak di sini, mayat arwah Maheran masih dalam keadaan sempurna.

Mayatnya antara 16 mayat yang dikebumikan di tanah perkuburan berkenaan yang masih dalam keadaan sempurna.

Tanah perkuburan yang berusia 100 tahun itu digali untuk memberi laluan kepada projek pelebaran Jalan Segamat-Ledang.

Keseluruhannya, 350 kubur terbabit dalam pemindahan berkenaan dan mayat akan disemadikan semula di Tanah Perkuburan Islam Kampung Alai yang terletak tidak jauh dari lokasi berkenaan.

Menceritakan amalan arwah Maheran sepanjang hayatnya, Abdullah berkata, ibu mentuanya sentiasa mengamalkan bacaan zikir selepas bangun daripada tidur.

"Dia tidak pernah mengambil sarapan sebelum berzikir. Arwah juga sangat patuh kepada suami selain tidak pernah putus ke masjid.

"Sepanjang hayatnya, arwah ibu mentua tidak pernah meninggalkan suruhan agama malah turut mengajar mengaji kepada anak jiran," katanya ketika ditemui.

Selain itu, menurut Abdullah, arwah ibu mentuanya juga seorang yang pemurah dan sering bersedekah.

"Arwah seorang yang agak pendiam namun tidak pernah mengabaikan tanggungjawabnya sebagai ibu serta isteri.

"Saya bekerja sebagai penjaga kubur di tanah perkuburan ini sejak 20 tahun lalu. Pengalaman melihat keadaan jenazah arwah ibu mentua yang masih sempurna menunjukkan kebesaran Allah SWT dan Dia memang tidak pernah memungkiri janji-Nya," katanya.

Menurut Abdullah, dia bersyukur dengan apa yang ditunjukkan oleh Allah SWT kerana ia boleh dijadikan tauladan kepada dirinya serta masyarakat.

"Syukur segala proses menggali serta mengebumikan semula mayat arwah ibu mentua berjalan lancar," katanya.

Abdullah berkata, selain kubur ibu mentuanya, beberapa kubur saudaranya turut dipindahkan.

Monday, November 11, 2013


Dari blog omakku


Seramai 2,462 pelajar ke IPTA menerima bantuan RM1,000 dari Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang. Majlis penyerahan sumbangan bantuan pendaftaran pelajar ke IPTA diadakan di beberapa daerah pagi semalam.

Kawasan Barat Daya (BD) mempunyai 297 permohonan tahun ini. Dua ratus tiga puluh dua orang pelajar peringat ijazah sarjana muda dari kawasan BD terima cek dari pemimpin negeri pagi semalam manakala 65 orang pelajar diploma telah terima cek mereka pada majlis yang lalu.

Upacara untuk Kawasan Barat Daya di adakan di Perbadanan Pembangunan Pulau Pinang.

Kalau macam ini punya gaya dan cara YAB Lim Guan Eng mentadbir dan mengurus dana negeri .. alamatnya sudah pasti juak-juak UMNO terutamanya yang menjadi ahli PERKASA frust senonggeng ... dah puas macam-macam tuduh dan fitnah kerajaan PR Pulau Pinang tapi rakyat Pulau Pinang masih juga memberikan sokongan padu kepada Pakatan Rakyat.

Bukan sedikit bilangan penerima dari golongan Melayu/Bumiputera.

Monday, November 4, 2013

PAS menang dalam 1001 janji UMNO

Dari Blog Greenboc

[KEPUTUSAN RASMI] PAS Menang Majoriti 1084 Undi [updated]

PAS mengekalkan kerusi Dewan Undangan Negeri (DUN) Sungai Limau apabila calonnya, Mohd Azam Abd Samat menang dengan majoriti 1,084 undi mengalahkan calon BN, Dr Ahmad Sohaimi Lazim pada Pilihan Raya Kecil (PRK), hari ini, lapor akhbar pro-UMNO, Berita Harian.