Sunday, December 21, 2014

AMIN ISKANDAR...........The Malaysian Insider





Anwar mampu selamatkan Najib daripada digulingkan Dr Mahathir

Amin Iskandar

Amin Iskandar adalah penerima anugerah zamalah Asian Public Intellectuals (API) bagi sesi 2009-2010. Kini merupakan Pengarang Berita bagi The Malaysian Insider. Beliau "berkicau" di www.twitter.com/aminiskandar.
Tidak kelihatan tanda-tanda Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad akan menghentikan serangannya terhadap  Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Razak.
Lihat sahaja hulubalang-hulubalang Dr Mahathir seperti Tun Daim Zainuddin, Datuk Ibrahim Ali, Datuk A Kadir Jasin dan Tan Sri Zainuddin Maidin, semuanya semakin agresif menyerang presiden Umno itu.
Terbaru bekas Pengerusi Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya (SPR) Tan Sri Abdul Rashid‎ Abdul Rahman yang menggunakan platform Perkasa menggesa Najib agar berhenti menipu rakyat.
Serangan daripada Umno juga sudah bermula. Daripada pemimpin bahagian sehingga ke pemimpin cawangan.
Walaupun serangan daripada Umno ‎masih di tahap "benih", tidak mustahil ia akan berakar dan menyebabkan Najib tersingkir.
Pada masa sama hanya dua tiga kerat pemimpin tertinggi Umno yang berani mempertahankan Najib secara terbuka.
Yang lain semuanya mengambil sikap "tunggu dan lihat."
Keadaan Najib kini sama seperti ketika bekas Perdana Menteri Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi‎ diserang Dr Mahathir dahulu.
Melihat kepada sejarah Dr Mahathir, beliau tidak akan berhenti selagi objektifnya tidak tercapai.
Dan objektif Dr Mahathir pada ketika ini adalah Najib perlu berundur sebelum Pilihan Raya Umum ke 14 (PRU14) akan datang.
Bantuan Anwar
Sekiranya mahkamah membebaskan Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim daripada tuduhan meliwat bekas pembantunya Saiful Bukhari Azlan, Dr Mahathir akan bertambah marah kepada Najib.
Bagi yang memahami politik antarabangsa, kenyataan Naib Presiden Amerika Syarikat (AS) Joe Biden baru-baru ini agar Malaysia membuktikan ketelusan sistem kehakiman dan perundangan melalui kes Anwar merupakan isyarat jelas ketua umum PKR itu akan dibebaskan.
Apatah lagi pentadbiran Najib mengambil pendirian untuk bernaung di bawah kekuasaan AS.
Jangan kita lupa Presiden Barack Obama sendiri sudah datang Malaysia‎ baru-baru ini. Tidak mungkin Najib akan mengecewakan Obama.
Tulisan Biden di Twitter tentang Akta Hasutan di Malaysia dan kes Anwar tidak akan dilakukan tanpa restu presiden kulit hitam pertama AS itu.
‎Sekiranya Anwar bebas, beliau sudah tentu akan terhutang budi dengan Najib.
Dan Anwar merupakan satu-satunya musuh yang masih gagal "dibunuh" secara politik oleh Dr Mahathir dan mampu bertarung dengan bekas mentornya itu.
Jika Najib berani bekerjasama dengan Anwar, bekas timbalan perdana menteri itu merupakan benteng terbaiknya daripada serangan Dr Mahathir.
‎Anwar juga pada ketika ini tidak boleh lagi mengharapkan Pakatan Rakyat (PR) sebagai ‎kenderaan politiknya untuk menawan Putrajaya.
Perbalahan PAS dan DAP hanya menunggu masa sebelum mengulangi sejarah Barisan Alternatif pada 2001.
Sebelum ini, Naib Presiden PAS Datuk Husam Musa pernah mendedahkan Timbalan Presiden Umno Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin sedang berusaha memancing parti Islam itu untuk bekerjasama.
Sebelum Muhyiddin berjaya mendapatkan PAS, lebih baik Najib dan Anwar hidupkan kembali Konsensus Nasional yang tergendala.
Lagipun, oleh kerana musuh utama kepada Najib kini adalah Dr Mahathir, Anwar harus berkawan dengannya. -- 21 Disember, 2014.
* Ini adalah pendapat peribadi penulis dan tidak semestinya mewakili pandangan The Malaysian Insider.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS OF OUR PM'S





Malaysian Prime Ministers’ Academic Qualifications: 1957 Till Date


The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves. Malaysian leaders have really set standard throughout the history starting from the time they gained independence in 1957 (when her name was still Malay ) to the time Malaysia came into being and up till this Modern Malaysia we know of today. The knowledge of the struggles and challenges that Malaysia as a country overcame to retain its name is something that every Malaysian is quiet aware of considering racial tensions and trouble with communist insurgents that were made to become history of today. Despite our great knowledge on the history of Malaysia, little attention is always paid to the profile of these men who have worked relentlessly to get this far especially their educational background or biography. To reduce the lack of knowledge on this, we bring you their academic qualification core and clear, after chains of research. Below are the  Education Biography of all the Prime Ministers of Malaysia starting from the first to the present one.

Tunku Abdul Rahman ( MP for Kuala Muda, 1903–1990):

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He did his first elementary school first at Alor Setar that taught in Malaysian language in 1909. When a school was opened that taught classes in the English medium, his mother sent him there instead. He also received tuition on how to read the Quran during the afternoons. In 1913, he started enrollment in the Debsirin School in Bangkok, where the classes were delivered in the Siamese language with the help of his brother.  In 1916, he returned as a result of his brother”s death and his mother sent him to study in the Penang Free School.
In 1918, he enrolled at St. Catharine’s College in Cambridge University with the Kedah State Scholarship and graduated with a bachelor degree in Arts in 1925.
He studied law in England at Inner Temple, obtained honors degree in law and was admitted to bar in 1949.

Abdul Razak Hussein ( MP for Pekan,  1922–1976 ):

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Malay College Kuala Kangsar.
He gained scholarshp to studyi in Raffles College in Singapore in 1940, but was cut short as a result of second world war.
After the war, he left for Britain in 1947 to study law. In 1950 he received a law degree and qualified as a barrister at Lincoln’s Inn in London.

Hussein Onn (MP for Johor Timur, 1922–1990):

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He did his elementary education in Telok Kurau Primary School, Singapore
He then did his secondary education at the English College Johore Bahru.
He joined the Johor Military Forces as a cadet in 1940
He was later sent to Indian Military Academy in Dehradun, India.

Mahathir Mohamad (MP for Kubang Pasu, 1925):

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He had his early education at Malay school in Sebrang, Perak.
Islamic grammar schools where he was taught Quran.
Studied at Sultan Abdul Hamid College in Alor Star.
Mahathir attended King Edward VII College of Medicine in Singapore (now part of University of Malaya)at the University of Malaya in Singapore (now part of University of Malaysia)

Abdullah Ahmad Badawi ( MP for Kepala Batas, 1939):

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He studied at Bukit Mertajam High School.
He also attended  MBS (Methodist Boy’s School) Penang for his 6th form.
Badawi acquired a Bachelor of Arts degree in Islamic Studies from the University of Malaya in 1964.

Najib Razak (MP for Pekan, 1953):

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He had his primary and secondary education at St. John’s Institution, Kuala Lumpur.
He then attended Malvern College in Worcestershire, England.
He also attended University of Nottingham, where he received a bachelor’s degree in industrial economics in 1974.

Friday, December 19, 2014

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THE DESTRUCTION OF MECCA





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WHEN Malcolm X visited Mecca in 1964, he was enchanted. He found the city “as ancient as time itself,” and wrote that the partly constructed extension to the Sacred Mosque “will surpass the architectural beauty of India’s Taj Mahal.”
Fifty years on, no one could possibly describe Mecca as ancient, or associate beauty with Islam’s holiest city. Pilgrims performing the hajjthis week will search in vain for Mecca’s history.
The dominant architectural site in the city is not the Sacred Mosque, where the Kaaba, the symbolic focus of Muslims everywhere, is. It is the obnoxious Makkah Royal Clock Tower hotel, which, at 1,972 feet, is among the world’s tallest buildings. It is part of a mammoth development of skyscrapers that includes luxury shopping malls and hotels catering to the superrich. The skyline is no longer dominated by the rugged outline of encircling peaks. Ancient mountains have been flattened. The city is now surrounded by the brutalism of rectangular steel and concrete structures — an amalgam of Disneyland and Las Vegas.
The “guardians” of the Holy City, the rulers of Saudi Arabia and the clerics, have a deep hatred of history. They want everything to look brand-new. Meanwhile, the sites are expanding to accommodate the rising number of pilgrims, up to almost three million today from 200,000 in the 1960s.
The initial phase of Mecca’s destruction began in the mid-1970s, and I was there to witness it. Innumerable ancient buildings, including the Bilal mosque, dating from the time of the Prophet Muhammad, were bulldozed. The old Ottoman houses, with their elegant mashrabiyas — latticework windows — and elaborately carved doors, were replaced with hideous modern ones. Within a few years, Mecca was transformed into a “modern” city with large multilane roads, spaghetti junctions, gaudy hotels and shopping malls.
The few remaining buildings and sites of religious and cultural significance were erased more recently. The Makkah Royal Clock Tower, completed in 2012, was built on the graves of an estimated 400 sites of cultural and historical significance, including the city’s few remaining millennium-old buildings. Bulldozers arrived in the middle of the night, displacing families that had lived there for centuries. The complex stands on top of Ajyad Fortress, built around 1780, to protect Mecca from bandits and invaders. The house of Khadijah, the first wife of the Prophet Muhammad, has been turned into a block of toilets. The Makkah Hilton is built over the house of Abu Bakr, the closest companion of the prophet and the first caliph.
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Mecca Over the Years

A 19th-century engraving of the Kaaba, the symbolic focus of Muslims, at the Sacred Mosque in Mecca.
 
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Apart from the Kaaba itself, only the inner core of the Sacred Mosque retains a fragment of history. It consists of intricately carved marble columns, adorned with calligraphy of the names of the prophet’s companions. Built by a succession of Ottoman sultans, the columns date from the early 16th century. And yet plans are afoot to demolish them, along with the whole of the interior of the Sacred Mosque, and to replace it with an ultramodern doughnut-shaped building.
The only other building of religious significance in the city is the house where the Prophet Muhammad lived. During most of the Saudi era it was used first as a cattle market, then turned into a library, which is not open to the people. But even this is too much for the radical Saudi clerics who have repeatedly called for its demolition. The clerics fear that, once inside, pilgrims would pray to the prophet, rather than to God — an unpardonable sin. It is only a matter of time before it is razed and turned, probably, into a parking lot.
The cultural devastation of Mecca has radically transformed the city. Unlike Baghdad, Damascus and Cairo, Mecca was never a great intellectual and cultural center of Islam. But it was always a pluralistic city where debate among different Muslim sects and schools of thought was not unusual. Now it has been reduced to a monolithic religious entity where only one, ahistoric, literal interpretation of Islam is permitted, and where all other sects, outside of the Salafist brand of Saudi Islam, are regarded as false. Indeed, zealots frequently threaten pilgrims of different sects. Last year, a group of Shiite pilgrims from Michigan were attacked with knives by extremists, and in August, a coalition of American Muslim groups wrote to the State Department asking for protection during this year’s hajj.
The erasure of Meccan history has had a tremendous impact on the hajj itself. The word “hajj” means effort. It is through the effort of traveling to Mecca, walking from one ritual site to another, finding and engaging with people from different cultures and sects, and soaking in the history of Islam that the pilgrims acquired knowledge as well as spiritual fulfillment. Today, hajj is a packaged tour, where you move, tied to your group, from hotel to hotel, and seldom encounter people of different cultures and ethnicities. Drained of history and religious and cultural plurality, hajj is no longer a transforming, once-in-a-lifetime spiritual experience. It has been reduced to a mundane exercise in rituals and shopping.
Mecca is a microcosm of the Muslim world. What happens to and in the city has a profound effect on Muslims everywhere. The spiritual heart of Islam is an ultramodern, monolithic enclave, where difference is not tolerated, history has no meaning, and consumerism is paramount. It is hardly surprising then that literalism, and the murderous interpretations of Islam associated with it, have become so dominant in Muslim lands.

Monday, December 8, 2014

KENDURI CIKGU HAJI SALIM & CIKGU MUSTIKA


SEPETANG SELAMA 90 MINIT SAJA


Sepetang selama 90 +++ minit di Majlis Walimatulurus cucunda2 ,anaknda pada Cikgu Salim / Cikgu Mustika di Dewan SK Petani Jaya...............doakan bahagia dan sukses dunia/akhirat............terimakasih kerana dijemput dan alhamdulilillah srengenge dan keluarga dapat hadzir dengan izinNya
Sekaligus dapat bersua adinda Shuib Noh............hampir 33 thong tak pernah bertemu 4 biji mata............dulu sama2 nakal bersama lutong dan kera di Bukit Derdap dan ikan kareng di baroh sama di tangkap...........lintah dan pacat kekawan setia ,kekadang menggigit sampai kecelah kangkang................Lahuma dan Jeha dah mati keduanya,kami dah tak dapat mewarisi kegigihan mereka...........kami juga rindu pada lumpur dan selut , bendang kami dah lama di ceroboh oleh yajjuk wa makjud , yang tinggal cuma bukan lagi milik kami...........ceritanya panjang , cuma sependek ini dapat di lakarkan...............harap Shuib Noh boleh tidoq lena , boleh berdengkor sepanjang malam..............peeewiitt........id aku masokkan 17 keping gambar,simpan baik2
— with Cikgu Mustika and 2 others.

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