Posts

Showing posts from May, 2008

Nadhirah-Fakhruddin wedding reception

Image
..the guys and girls of SMSJ

Congratulations to the bride and groom! Interesting months ahead - more nasi minyak invitation coming up, from June to October! heheh

Tun Dr Mahathir and UMNO

So the great old Tun Dr. Mahathir has finally resigned. Sigh.. As a big fan of Tun ever since my school days, to read the news about him resigning from UMNO is just too sad. I've always held high respect for him, but I feel, resigning from the party won't solve anything. As much as I don't agree much with Mat Taib, I think he is right when he said that "history not on Mahathir's side..".
“(Founder) Datuk Onn (Jaafar) left to start Parti Negara but the Malays stayed (with Umno). Tunku Abdul Rahman, (and) Tun Hussein (Onn) were not in Umno when they died."
Tun's resignation will only benefit the opposition, especially Anwar Ibrahim. My only worry is the consequences of Tun's resignation to the grassroots leaders and members. I honestly don't see any benefit to UMNO when some division members in Kedah decided to quit UMNO, as it will only weaken the party if they believe in party reform, especially after the disastrous General Election results on …

Palestinian Al-Nakba Remembered

Image
'Palestine: 60 Years of Struggle - Al Nakba Remembered' public forum.
Sin Chew Hall, Petaling Jaya.
10 May 2008.

"No statements, resolutions needed (referring to OIC,Arab League etc). We have enough of these..
..where are the implementation of these resolutions?"
-
Mr. Abdul Aziz Aboughosh, Palestinian Ambassador to Malaysia. (Abdul Aziz was previously the Assistant Secretary of OIC for 16 years)

"..If Israel were made to follow all UN resolutions, problems would be solved.." - Dr. Abdullah Al-Ahsan, JUST Vice-President.

..Galilee October 1948, Ethnically Cleansed Palestinians on their way to Lebanon. [source]

On 14th of May, while the Israelis celebrated their so called 'independence' and 60th anniversary of the creation of the state of Israel, the Palestinians and Muslims all over the world mourn over the Palestinian Nakba (The Catastrophe) - a mass exodus of Palestinians into neighbouring Arab countries in 1948. It would have been declared as ethnic cle…

Weezer - Red Album

Image
..Weezer - Red Album

Wuhoo! After a lapse of about 3 years, since their latest album, 'Make Believe', Weezer is finally releasing their third self titled album, 'Weezer (Red Album)' next month!

A quick check on some torrent sites shows that 8 out of 10 of their tracks is already available. I think I'll wait for awhile. :p

Alor Setar II

hello! haha, berjaya mengonlinekan diri di rumah nenek saye kat Alor Setar! hehe..

damn it, i terdelete the original entry for today! huhue..penat type panjang panjang tadi(well, actually takde ape sangat pun, haha)! blablabla..tik tok tik tok...

Seminar and Semester break

Image
Weehoo! After all those sleepless nights, countless cups of coffee, days of bad fever, finally, my exams are over.. Ah, what a great feeling! I shall resume reading my fav books again now. Move over textbooks. :p

Anyways, I'm heading to another seminar tomorrow morning; "Seminar Media dan Pilihanraya Umum 2008", organized by the faculty of Mass Communication and Media Studies, UiTM.

I'll try to post a summary of the Palestine Al-Nakbah seminar soon. In the meantime, check out some pictures here and here.
Later.

Karpal Singh vs Sultan Perak

Karpal pertikai sultan - Sifatkan istana campur tangan pentadbiran negeri Perak

KUALA LUMPUR 5 Mei – Pengerusi DAP, Karpal Singh terus mempertikaikan tindakan Sultan Perak menitahkan Menteri Besar menarik balik arahan pertukaran Pengarah Jabatan Agama Islam Perak (JAIP), Datuk Jamry Sury, yang disifatkannya sebagai campur tangan istana dalam pentadbiran negeri.

Sambil mengingatkan Istana Perak supaya memahami kuasa terhad raja-raja, Karpal menekankan bahawa “rakyat kini tidak lagi hidup dalam zaman feudal.’'

‘‘Sultan dan Yang di-Pertuan Agong perlu bertindak atas nasihat pihak eksekutif (kerajaan). Sultan Perak tidak ada hak di bawah undang-undang untuk campur tangan dalam keputusan kerajaan negeri menukar Jamry sebagai Pengarah JAIP,” katanya pada sidang akhbar di Parlimen yang turut dihadiri anaknya, Gobind Singh Deo (DAP-Puchong). [berita penuh]
Kurang ajar punya Kapal. Mana hormat Karpal pada Sultan? Nasib baik ini Malaysia. Kalau Pakistan, dah lama orang macam ni kena tembak.

Pennywise and Anti-Flag's latest album

Image
..Pennywise - Reason to Believe


..Anti-Flag - The Bright Lights Of America

Not really the best though. Anti-Flag's For Blood And Empire (2006) and The Terror State (2003) are arguably among the best by Anti-Flag. Sometimes I feel I learn more about American politics and their foreign policy by listening to these bunch of left-inclined-anti war-anti capitalist political punk rock bands. :p

Tun Dr. Mahathir blogs!

“This site is dedicated to publishing my writings as and when I am able to pen my thoughts and opinion,” he says.Former Prime Minister, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad has started his own blog (Chedet.com), using his old pen name, Che Det, when he wrote for the Straits Times newspaper in the 60s. This is definitely an interesting development in Malaysian blogosphere. To me, it didn't really came as a surprise, as I feel it is just a matter of time before Tun starts his own blog. Many people in the past have asked Tun about setting up a blog and now finally the time has come. Next in-waiting, is his yet to be published memoir!

He started his first post by writing on the judicial reform issues by saying that there is no details mentioned on how the recently announced Judicial Appointments Commission will work. Touching on this subject, besides Tun's blog post, A. Kadir Jasin has also written a long thoughtful entry on his blog, entitled, 'Suruhanjaya Saingi Kuasa Raja dan PM'. I…

Tun Dr. Mahathir - "The Case for Criminalising War"

Image
Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohammad
[image source: AFP]

Malaysia's ex-PM Mahathir wants Iraq war leaders on war crimes charges

LONDON (AFP) — Former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad has called for an international tribunal to try Western leaders with war crimes over the war in Iraq, spokesman for the organisers said.

In a speech at Imperial College, London, Mahathir called for a tribunal to try US President George W. Bush plus former prime ministers Tony Blair of Britain and John Howard of Australia for their part in the conflict, said a spokesman for the Muslim group the Ramadhan Foundation, which set up the event. [full report]
Many thanks to Ammar Waraich, Chairman of the Political Philosophy Society, Imperial College Union, who posted the mp3 recording of the event on Facebook. I'm not sure if the video recording of the event is available on the net, but click the link below to download the mp3 version (61.02 minutes.24.9MB). http://cid-ecebc6764b14292b.skydrive.live.com/self.a…