It is About Sharing

Knowledge is for sharing. Do not keep your knowledge to yourself alone. Let it grows. The more you share, the more you learn and in the end you become a better person.

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Al-Fatihah

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Of Sports and Politic

The Sports Minister, Ismail Sabri has requested Mokhzani Mahathir to vacate his seat as the Sepang International Circuit (SIC) Chairman. According to Sabri, the position of SIC Chairman is the right of the government. As such, when Mokhzani quit UMNO recently, he (Mokhzani) should relinquish his position in the government. Sabri further said that SIC is the subsidiary of Malaysia Airport Holdings Berhad (MAHB), which is controlled by the government through Khazanah Holdings.

Click here to read more
http://www.kosmo.com.my/kosmo/content.asp?y=2008&dt=0531&pub=Kosmo&sec=Sukan&pg=su_01.htm

The request by Sabri is too childish, not mature and uncalled for. To me, if at all Mokhzani needs to step down or be replaced it should be done because of his performance i.e. on merit and not on political reasons. If Mokhzani has done a good job so far and can still do a good job, I do not see why he should be asked to step down. This is the problem in Malaysia. Everything is being politicized. If this Sabri type of mentality is being nurtured to our people, I bet, there is no way we can move further. Such mentality brings us to nowhere because we put someone in certain position because of his/her political connection and not because of his/her ability to do the job.

In any event, if Mokhzani really being asked to step down because of the abovementioned stupid reason, I believe that the government should also do a thorough checking on all government servants to check which political party they are in and to ask those from the opposition to resign because they are holding position in the government which the government has the right to decide on it. But if the government is not willing to do that, stop from asking Mokhzani to step down just because he quit UMNO.

Last but not least, please GOD, help us, we need politicians with brains, who can think rationally.

Friday, May 30, 2008

It Is Our 5th Anniversary



In 2003, on the same date, on the same day and in the same month, I became the husband for my lovely wife. The solemnisation of our marriage was done very smoothly. With just one aqad, I became a husband. It was totally a new world for me, just like other newly weds. More responsibilities for me. I have to guide my wife to walk in the right path. I was then, became a leader, not only for myself, but also for my other half. I felt complete.

This was done after about 2 years courting. Going back to those days before our marriage, I must say it was not an easy relationship. It was not because she or I was difficult, but the surrounding circumstances made it difficult for us. We were sort of “boycotted” by our close friends for quite some times before they could accept the fact that we were meant to be together. It was quite a sad and hard moment when our very close friends kept their distance from us but we kept telling ourselves, this is about us and not about them. If we want to be happy, we have to listen to ourselves alone and not others, as, if we were to follow what they said, they might not be there if we were in trouble. The options that were available to me then were either I choose my friends or the girl that I want to share my whole life with. Well, it was not really a tough decision to make and in the end I made up my mind and I am glad that I have made the correct decision. To me, I could still afford to lose my friends at that point of time, as I knew that I can always make new friends but I just could not afford to lose the girl that I love, as it was not easy to find one.

The best part was that, in the end our friends could accept the fact that we were meant to be together and everything went back as it was. So, I got it all.

To my lovely wife: -

Our love is the long lasting kind;
We’ve been together quite a while;
I love you for so many things;
Your voice, your touch, your kiss, your smile;
You accept me as I am;
I can relax and just be me;
Even when my quirks come out;
You think they’re cute;
you let me be;
With you, there’s nothing to resist;
You’re irresistible to me;
I’m drawn to you in total trust;
I give myself to you willingly;
Your sweet devotion never fails;
You view me with a patient heart;
You love me, dear, no matter what;
You’ve been that way right from the start;
Those are just a few reasons whyI’ll always love you like I do;
We’ll have a lifetime full of love;
And it will happen because of you.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

My Eldest Son Turns 4 Yesterday, 28/5/2008

It was my eldest son, Iman's 4th birthday yesterday. The celebration was held at Mc. Donald's Bandar Tun Hussein Onn. My son had been talking about his birthday party days before his birthday. He was so eager and excited to have his birthday celebrated at Mc Donald's. Even his two cousins, Aizat (7) and Aleef (6) had asked me few times about the party. Though Aizat lookd excited with the party, I was also told by my sister, Aizat's mother that at the 11th hour, Aizat chose not to attend the party simply because he just could not stand looking at Iman receiving many birthday presents. Aizat in fact asked my sister to go to my other sister's house in Putrajaya instead of attending Iman's birthday party but when he was told that my sister in Putrajaya was also attending the party, he had no choice but to attend it. But all the kids, Aizat (7), Aleef (6), Raziq (10), Rai (8), Iman (4), Azam (3) and Kamil (1+) really enjoyed the party. Aizat's envy about Iman getting many presents was very obvious when Iman started to open all the presents. He just could not hide it. We were all laugh looking at the way Aizat reacted everytime Iman opened his presents. But in the end, all the kids played together. They even went to my house after the party finished at 10.30pm for cuppa coffee and the kids played the birthday presents with Iman happily.
But I suffer a bit because one of the birthday presents (from Aizat and family) was actually a car racing track and Iman asked me to assemble it. Well, it was not an easy task to assemble the track at 11.45pm when I was tired and sleepy. But it was my son's birthday, so I have no choice and not to let him down on his birthday but to agree to assemble the track. It was a try and error process for me because after so may attempts, I just could not get it right. I almost give up but Iman insisted of having it assemble before he went to bed. Finally, at 12 something, I managed to assemble it and Iman gets to put the race car on the track and raced with me for few laps before he agreed to go to bed. He was so happy.
To those who presents last night, thank you very much for your presence and your precious time spent to cheer up my son on his 4th birthday. Thank you also for all the presents.

Few birthday photos to share...




Happy Birthday to Iman. Semoga menjadi anak yang soleh dikemudian hari. Amin...

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Of Malaysian Football (Part 2)

This is a continuation of my earlier posting on the same topic on 29th April 2008. Tonight when I was watching TV3 news, it was reported that the organisation of Champions Youth Cup (CYC) will be determined tomorrow when the Minister of Sports goes to meet (menyembah) the President of FAM. My goodness!!! I suppose, when it comes to sports, the Minister should be higher than the sports associations and that the Minister should be able to overule any decision made the sports associations.

But the news report that said that the Minister is going to menyembah (meet up with) Tuanku (the President of FAM) shows that the Minister is a subject of the FAM President when it is supposed to be the other way around. With that, I am very sure that the Minister will concur with whatever the President is going to say because to go against the wish of the Sultan is biadap (rude). This is the problem when you have the royalties to head the association because they do not know or pretend not to know how to diffrentiate between their position as the royalties and their post in the association. In the end, there is no way our sports are going to excel.

On another note, it is highly advisable for the Sultans in Malaysia not to hold any post in any sports association in Malaysia, as it may subject them to criticism and indirectly lower their status and image among the Malaysians.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Of Pulau Batu Puteh and Middle Rocks

What a sad day for Malaysian history. We lost Pulau Batu Puteh to Singapore and we only got the "Rocks".




I am sure that a lot of Malaysians are not familiar with the whole process, I mean the Hearing process over the dispute of the ownership of Pulau Batu Puteh or Pedra Branca as it is known in Singapore, Middle Rocks and South Ledge, let alone the real issue surrounding the case and the provision and authority of the International Law. Unfortunately, Datuk Seri Utama Dr. Rais Yatim, the very few politicians in Malaysia, whom I regard has brain and I consider him a law expert, in his statement made on 15/5/2008 expressed his confidence that the verdict over Pulau Batu Puteh would be in Malaysia's favour. Read here http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/5/16/nation/21268674&sec=nation. That statement, I believe, has given high hope among Malaysians that Pulau Batu Puteh is ours because that statement came from none others than Rais Yatim. So, when the ICJ made the ruling in handing over the island to Singapore, I believe that most Malaysians, if not all, were so frustrated over the decision taking into consideration the high hope they were given earlier by Rais Yatim.


And now, after the verdict, Rais Yatim said that it was a win-win verdcit for both parties. Read here http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/5/24/nation/21355872&sec=nation. He said so because Malaysia got half and Singapore got half. So, it is a win-win situation. Come on!!! This is not in sports where 1-1 is a draw. This is a fight over the sovereignty of the jurisdiction of the country. So, it is not a draw and it is not a win-win verdict for both countries. It is Singapore who won and Malaysia lost in the race. While at least a lighthouse could be built on Pulau Batu Puteh (photo below), I wonder, looking at The Rocks (photo below) what can we do on this few rocks apart from asking our fishermen to go fishing there? Read here http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/5/24/nation/21353715&sec=nation. This is not The Rock a.k.a Alcatraz. This is a real Rocks. I am waiting for the government's explanation on what can be done on The Rocks.
Middle Rocks

Pulau Batu Puteh

One question for Rais Yatim, what was our priority when we referred the dispute to ICJ? Was it Pulau Batu Puteh or the other two "rocks islands"? I am sure that our priority was Pulau Batu Puteh and as such, how can that be a win-win verdict when we lost our priority. Middle Rocks is just a consolation prize. By the way, what is the malay name for Middle Rock? Batu Tengah?

On another note, why did Rais Yatim said that it was a win-win verdict for both countries when Pak Lah sadly accepted the verdict (read here http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/5/24/nation/21356063&sec=nation) while his counterpart, Lee Hsien Loong pleased with the verdict? (read here http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/5/24/nation/21356004&sec=nation. To Rais Yatim, go and tell Pak Lah that it is a win-win verdict. What a rubbish statement from Rais Yatim!!!
Three reasons were given why Pulau Batu Buteh was awarded to Singapore Read here http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/5/24/nation/21354853&sec=nation i.e.: -
(a) Failure to show ownership over Pulau Batu Puteh;
(b) Maps that indicated Singapore's sovereignty over the island; and
(c) Reply from Johor state official saying that the state did not have sovereignty over the island.
Well, it is not fair to blame the present or the previous government alone on this issue, as this involve the activity that took place more than 100 years ago. But moving forward, the present government should be more alert on Singapore's activity on their border with Malaysia. The government has to make sure that there will be no more handing over of any of our territorial jurisdiction to Singapore. Learn from the past mistakes. Pulau Batu Puteh could be the beginning of many more. If Malaysia thinks that it is the end of the story, do not be surprise if Singapore regards the victory as the beginning of their journey to expand their territorial jurisdiction.
Meanwhile, a lot have been said about Iskandar Malaysia being a project that will benefit Singaporean more than the Malaysian in general and Johorian in particular. So far, the government has denied the allegation and I hope their denial is genuine and not for the sake of sweeping things under the carpet. Otherwise, Iskandar Malaysia will be Singapore's. Let us hope that this will not happen.
Last but not least, there is no more Pulau Batu Puteh. It is Pedra Branca now.

Friday, May 23, 2008

A Birthday Wish for My Lovely Wife


To my lovely wife, Liza...

If not for you
I wouldn’t know what true love really meant
I’d never feel this inner peace
I couldn’t be content

If not for you
I’d never have the pleasures of romance
I’d miss the bliss, the craziness of love’s sweet, our wonderful memories

I have to feel your tender touch
I have to hear your voice
No other one could take your place
You are my special one

If not for you
I’d be adrift
I don’t know what I’d do
I’d be searching for my other half
Incomplete, if not for you

Thank you for being my lovely wife

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU SAYANG
MAY ALLAH BLESS YOU ALWAYS

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Champions League Final - Man United Are the Champion




















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(Man United won 6-5 after penalty shootout)




HERO

VILLAIN

It is over. Man United prevails over Chelsea. It was a very interesting game. Both teams played very well. United had few golden opportunity to score but it was wasted. Chelsea had two tries that hit the goal post. It was also full of drama with few yellow cards were given to players from both teams and one red card given to Didier Drogba. But Man United could not take the advantage, as it was 4 minutes before final whistle that Drogba was given the marching order. It was full of tense and excitement. In the end, it was the luck factor that decided the winner and the luck was on Man United side. Both teams deserved to be in the final.

Well, it is worth to wake up at 2am and stay awake till 6am.

Glory Glory Man United

Glory Glory Man United

Glory Glory Man United

And the reds are marching on on on

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Aku Terima Nikahnya...


Another best friend of mine is getting married. He is none others than Hasnizal aka Longkai aka Seni. Well, this Longkai is not the tow truck operator type of person who purposely spilt petrol on the road to cause accident and then come to tow the car (for the benefit of those who do not know, the tow truck operator who purposely spilt petrol on the roas to cause accident is called Longkai). I know it is not nice for your name to be associated with crooks but it is too late to change his name, as we all known him as Longkai ever since we knew him way back in 1995 when we were all sent to KUSZA in Kuala Terengganu. He was the easiest to spot among 120 of us, as he was the tallest among us. He is 6' 3" height.


Among my closest friends, he is the last one to join the married man club. Well, finally. At last, he is getting married at the age of....I am happy that he is getting married. At least after this, he has no good reason to ecape everytime we have gathering like buka puasa, as he told me, he was shy to join us, as he was the only one who was not married. I didn't know that until he told me yesterday when he gave me his invitation card.


As much as I want to attend his wedding, I have to go to my sister in law's place in Perak on his wedding day. What a sad coincidence. I can't attend the wedding that I have been waiting to attend. The wedding of my best friends, as I expect him to marry only once in his lifetime.


Whatever it is, I take this opportunity to congratulate my best friend, Longkai on his wedding and I pray that he will live happily ever after with his Mrs. Right. May Allah bless his marriage.

Who is the Champion?




A Clear-Cut Abuse of Power

It was reported in the newspaper about a teacher who was arrested and detained by the police and had to spend one night in the police lock up for “threatening” one of his students that he (the teacher) might pull his (the student) pants down if the student contravened school discipline again. The student’s father found it too harsh for him to accept and had to resort to abuse of power by using his connection with the police force to have the teacher arrested, detained and spent one night in the police lock up for passing a “threat” remarks, which is not an offence or rather not a criminal offence at the first place. It was also reported that the student comes from a well-known family. This is a blatant abuse of power by the father and the police. Whoever in the police force who gave such a stupid instruction to arrest and detain the teacher is answerable for his action and proper disciplinary (for issuing invalid instruction) as well as legal action (for abusing his power) must be taken against him/her.

Read here for full report http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/5/21/nation/21307389&sec=nation

The teacher is now contemplating of taking legal action against the father and the police. My advice to the teacher is , go ahead!!! You have every right to sue this buggers. They are all sick people around us who thought they can do what they like. Teach these uncivilized people a good lesson. Lodge a police report. Get them investigated. Put them in prison. Let them know that money is not everything. The day where the rich is powerful and the poor is powerless has long gone (but sad to note that there are still people [like these buggers] who live in that era nowadays).

Let us look at whether the so called “threat” by the teacher towards his student is a crime that may have warrant the police to arrest the teacher and put him in a lock up for one night. The closest offence stated in the Penal Code of this nature is Extortion as stipulated in Section 383. Section 383 of the Penal Code provides as follows: -

"Whoever intentionally puts any person in fear of any injury to that person or to any other, and thereby dishonestly induces the person so put in fear to deliver to any person any property or valuable security, or anything signed or sealed which may be converted into a valuable security, commits "extortion"

So, in order to prove extortion, the following elements must present: -

(a) Intention
(b) Put others in fear of injury
(c) Induces the person to deliver any property

In the present case, none of the three elements stated above exists and as such, there is no extortion and therefore, what the teacher had said to his student was not a crime. So, on what basis did the police arrest and detain the teacher and made the poor chap to spent one night in the police lock-up? Was it just because the father was someone influential and has connection with the police, the police felt bound by his request or demand to arrest the teacher and put him in the lock up? Is our police force inferior than the boy’s father? Even the PM is not authorized to give such an instruction to the police in that situation, what more the normal citizen, like you and me?

So, with no offence committed, the arrest made by the police was illegal, which caused the detention as “wrongful confinement”.

Section 340 of the Penal Code defines wrongful confinement as: -

Whoever wrongfully restrains any person in such a manner as to prevent that person from proceeding beyond certain circumscribing limits, is said "wrongfully to confine" that person

As such, in this case the teacher can be said to have been wrongfully confined when he was made to spend one night in the police lock up for not committing any criminal offence, as he was restraint from moving beyond the four walls of the police lock up.

The punishment for wrongful confinement is one year imprisonment or fine of RM2000 or both as stipulated in Section 342 of the same Code.

Apart from that, the wrongful detention also amounts to a violation of freedom of movement as enshrined in the Federal Constitution. Article 9 (2) of the Federal Constitution guarantees freedom of movement as it provides that: -

Subject to Clause (3) and to any law relating to the security of the Federation or any part thereof, public order, public health, or the punishment of offenders, every citizen has the right to move freely throughout the Federation and to reside in any part thereof. So, by arresting and detaining the teacher for no valid reason, the police can be said to have violated the teacher’s right to freedom of movement for the night that he spent in the lock up

And the best part was that the teacher had to resort to his influential friend to get him released from the lock up. I wonder what type of police administration we are currently having. What has happened suggests that if you are well connected with the police, you are safe, otherwise, those connected with the police can make your life miserable.

The abuse of power in Mlaaysia is miserable. I think it happen everywhere and almost all the time. If you want to read more on abuse of power, you may want to read Tun Dr. Mahathir’s article on lobbying in his own blog at http://www.chedet.com/

KL CID Chief Senior Asst Comm II Ku Chin Wah confirmed the teacher’s arrest and said that police were still investigating. I hope police would do thorough investigation without fear or favour in upholding justice.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Cabinet Didn't Approve of Indelible Ink, said EC Chairman

What a twist now!!! Now, it is a totally new story. It was the cabinet and not the EC who scrapped the idea of using the indelible ink. Read full story here http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/5/17/nation/20080517143340&sec=nation

There can be two (2) possibilities here and few consequences: -

Possibility No. 1 and The Consequence
What the EC Chairman said is true. If that is the case, one peculiar issue here is why was there cabinet's involvement in EC's business. EC should be independent and impartial in discharging its duties. No one political party, not even the government should have any sort of influence over EC. EC should be allowed to discharge its duties without fear or favour. But the question here is, why did the cabinet has to disapprove the use of indelible ink? After all these hanky panky, are we supposed to believe the excuse given i.e. security reason? WHY??? This is absolutely amounting to abuse of power and I believe the ACA, without having to wait for any report should commence the investigation without any due delay. The ACA should get to the bottom of the issue. The allegation by the EC Chairman is very serious (perhaps more serious than Karpal's statement) because it involves the process of formation of the government. As such, I do not see why the ACA should not commence its investigation immediately unless there is also an instruction from the cabinet that no investigation should be carried out. This is very interesting, as I am waiting, what's next.

Possibility No. 2 and The Consequence
The EC Chairman tell lies. If that is the case, then I believe that the EC Chairman should be charge under the infamous Sedition Act. Simply because his statement (if indeed untrue) can cause public to lose confidence in the present government.

So, whatever the possibility is, there is always a consequence. So, let us see the reaction from Pak Lah, or may be Najib (as Pak Lah is good is pushing the responsibility to his deputy) or may be Nazri Aziz because I think this is the best time for him to be a hero to save his Boss or his Boss to be.

Having said that, there is a strong indication from the EC Chairman's statement that there was or were interference from the government. I mean, if we really analyse his statement as a whole and in particular the following: -

He said he was told to take responsibility for agreeing to it...It’s not easy being EC chairperson

I just do not see how we can interpret the above two statements other than serious interference from the government in the business of EC. I think everybody will agree with me. The whole statement quoted above shows that after the Cabinet made the decision (to scrap the use of the ink), the Chairman left with no option but to agree with it and after having been made to agree (may be unwillingly) with the decision, he was told to take responsibility. What an irresponsible cabinet the nation had then. Well, for the EC Chairman, you were made a scapegoat.

Istidraj

Dalam penulisan saya yang sebelum ini, saya ada berjanji untuk membuat posting tentang istidraj. Artikel tentang istidraj ini bukanlah hasil penulisan saya sendiri tetapi saya perolehi melalui emel dan telah disahkan benar oleh orang yang berkelayakan dalam bidang agama. Saya tidak mengubah walau satu huruf pun dari artikel yang saya terima. Hasil carian yang saya buat, saya dapati bahawa artikel ini telah ditulis oleh seorang blogger yang memperkenalkan diri beliau sebagai Master Hazil Azran Ramli. Artikel ini juga boleh diakses di sini http://www.7chakra.com/blog/?p=135

Jadi apakah itu Istidraj?

Ianya adalah pemberian nikmat Allah kepada manusia yang mana pemberian itu tidak diredhaiNya. Inilah yang dinamakan istidraj. Rasullulah s.a.w. bersabda: “Apabila kamu melihat bahawa Allah Taala memberikan nikmat kepada hambanya yang selalu membuat maksiat (durhaka), ketahuilah bahawa orang itu telah diistidrajkan oleh Allah SWT.” (Diriwayatkan oleh At-Tabrani, Ahmad dan Al-Baihaqi).

Tetapi, manusia yang durhaka dan sering berbuat maksiat yang terkeliru dengan pemikirannya merasakan bahawa nikmat yang telah datang kepadanya adalah kerana Allah berserta dan kasih dengan perbuatan maksiat mereka. Masih ada juga orang ragu-ragu, kerana kalau kita hendak dapat kebahagian di dunia dan akhirat kita mesti ikut jejak langkah Rasullulah saw dan berpegang teguh pada agama Islam.

Tetapi bagaimana dengan ada orang yang sembahyang 5 waktu sehari semalam, bangun tengah malam bertahajjud, puasa bukan di bulan Ramadhan sahaja, bahkan Isnin, Khamis dan puasa sunat yang lain. Tapi, hidup mereka biasa sahaja. Ada yang susah juga. Kenapa? Dan bagaimana pula orang yang seumur hidup tak sembahyang, puasa pun tak pernah, rumahnya tersergam indah, kereta mewah menjalar, duit banyak, dia boleh hidup kaya dan mewah. Bila kita tanya, apa kamu tak takut mati? Katanya, alah, orang lain pun mati juga, kalau masuk neraka, ramai-ramai. Tak kisahlah! Sombongnya mereka, takburnya mereka.

Rasullulah s.a.w. naik ke langit bertemu Allah pun tak sombong, Nabi Sulaiman, sebesar-besar pangkatnya sehinggakan semua makhluk di muka bumi tunduk di bawah perintahnya pun tak sombong! Secantik-cantik Nabi Yusof dan semerdu suara Nabi Daud, mereka tak sombong. Bila sampai masa dan ketikanya, mereka tunduk dan sujud menyembah Allah.

Manusia istidraj - Manusia yang lupa daratan. Walaupun berbuat maksiat, dia merasa Allah menyayanginya. Mereka memandang hina kepada orang yang beramal. “Dia tu siang malam ke masjid, basikal pun tak mampu beli, sedangkan aku ke kelab malam pun dengan kereta mewah. Tak payah beribadat pun, rezeki datang mencurah-curah. Kalau dia tu sikit ibadat tentu boleh kaya macam aku, katanya sombong.”

Sebenarnya, kadang-kadang Allah memberikan nikmat yang banyak dengan tujuan untuk menghancurkannya.

Rasullulah s.a.w bersabda: “Apabila Allah menghendaki untuk membinasakan semut, Allah terbangkan semua itu dengan dua sayapnya” (Kitab Nasaibul Ibad) Anai-anai, jika tidak bersayap, maka dia akan duduk diam di bawah batu atau merayap di celah-celah daun, tetapi jika Allah hendak membinasakannya, Allah berikan dia sayap. Lalu, bila sudah bersayap, anai-anai pun menjadi kelkatu. Kelkatu, bila mendapat nikmat(sayap), dia akan cuba melawan api. Begitu juga manusia, bila mendapat nikmat, cuba hendak melawan Allah swt. Buktinya, Firaun. Nikmatnya tak terkira, tidak pernah sakit, bersin pun tidak pernah kerana Allah berikannya nikmat kesihatan. Orang lain selalu sakit, tapi Firaun tidak, orang lain mati,namun dia masih belum mati-mati juga, sampai rasa angkuh dan besar diri lantas mengaku dirinya tuhan. Tapi dengan nikmat itulah Allah binasakan dia.

Namrud, yang cuba membakar Nabi Ibrahim. Betapa besar pangkat Namrud? Dia begitu sombong dengan Allah, akhirnya menemui ajalnya hanya disebabkan seekor nyamuk masuk ke dalam lubang hidungnya. Tidak ada manusia hari ini sekaya Qarun. Anak kunci gudang hartanya sahaja kena dibawa oleh 40 ekor unta. Akhirnya dia ditenggelamkan bersama-sama hartanya sekali akibat terlalu takbur.

Jadi kalau kita kaya,jangan sangka Allah sayang, Qarun lagi kaya, akhirnya binasa juga. Jadi, jika kita kaji dan fikir betul-betul,maka terjawablah segala keraguan yang mengganggu fikiran kita. Mengapa orang kafir kaya, dan orang yang berbuat maksiat hidup senang/mewah. Pemberian yang diberikan oleh Allah pada mereka bukanlah yang diredhaiNya. Rupa-rupanya ianya adalah bertujuan untuk menghancurkannya. Untuk apa hidup ini tanpa keredhaanNya?

Tetapi jangan pula ada orang kaya beribadat, masuk masjid dengan kereta mewah kita katakan itu istidraj. Orang naik pangkat, istidraj. Orang-orang besar, istidraj. Jangan! Orang yang mengunakan nikmatnya untuk kebajikan untuk mengabdi kepada Allah bukan istidraj.
Dan jangan pula kita tidak mahu kekayaan. Kalau hendak selamat, hidup kita mesti ada pegangan. Bukan kaya yang kita cari, juga bukan miskin yang kita cari. Tujuan hidup kita adalah mencari keredaan Allah.

Bagaimana cara untuk menentukan nikmat yang diredhai Allah? Seseorang itu dapat menyedari hakikat yang sebenarnya tentang nikmat yang diterimanya itu ialah apabila dia bersyukur nikmatnya. Dia akan mengunakan pemberian ke jalan kebaikan dan sentiasa redha dan ikhlas mengabdikan diri kepada Allah. Maka segala limpah kurnia yang diperolehi itu adalah nikmat pemberian yang diredhai Allah. Bila tujuan hidup kita untuk mencari keredhaan Allah, niscaya selamatlah kita di dunia dan akhirat.

Wallahualam.

Dari Abdullah bin ‘Amr R. A, Rasulullah S. A.W bersabda:
“Sampaikanlah pesanku biarpun satu ayat..”

Friday, May 16, 2008

Inquiry Report to be Made Public

The Cabinet has, during its weekly meeting today decided that the full report of VK Lingam video clip Inquiry be made public and will be available for sale. Read here http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/5/16/nation/20080516160915&sec=nation

Another good move by the government. I think because this time we have a Law Minister with brain, unlike the one before the present one, who at the initial stage did not even want to consider having the Royal Commission. Let us hope for more better things to happen to the nation. Amin...

Pandikar Amin Quits as Kota Marudu UMNO Chief

Read here http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/5/16/nation/21270851&sec=nation

I supposed it is a good thing to do. In order for him to be impartial in chairing the meeting, he needs to be sort of “independent” and not tide to any political party or any fraction in the parliament. Whatever it is, while it is important for the Speaker to be impartial, it is more important for him to be seen to be impartial.

Let us hope that this is the beginning of more positive and good things to happen. Thumbs up for Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia.

Jailed for Sending Dirty Pic to Friend

Click here to read more http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/5/16/nation/21267235&sec=nation

What is going on with human being nowadays? Don't we have a lot of other better things to do than taking picture of our own private part? No matter what, whether it was meant for his wife or anybody, that was a crazy thing to do. It can cause more harm than good. Imagine what will happen if he lost his handphone or the wife (if at all, the wife receive it) lost her handphone?

That is why sometimes, problem does not come to us just like that. We cause them to exist in our life.

After all, was it really meant for his wife? Only God knows...

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Syukur dan Kufur

Allah berfirman di dalam Al-Qur'an: "La in syakartum laziidan nakum wala in kafartum inna 'azhabii lasyadiid" yang bermaksud, "sekiranya kamu bersyukur, pasti Aku menambahkan bagi kamu (nikmat), sekiranya kamu kufur, (ingatlah!) sesungguhnya azab Ku amat pedih".

Ayat di atas jelas menunjukkan mengapa perlu kita bersyukur dan ia juga menerangkan kenapa kita tidak boleh menjadi kufur. Syukur dan kufur adalah dua sifat manusia yang berlawanan dan tidak mungkin seseorang itu mempunyai kedua-dua sifat tersebut dalam satu-satu masa.

Bagaimanakah kita melahirkan rasa syukur kita dengan nkmat yang dikurniakan oleh Allah kepada kita? Adakah memadai sekadar mengucapkan Alhamdulillah? Walaupun ucapan Alhamdulillah itu menunjukkan rasa syukur kita terhadap nikmat yang diberikan olehNya, adalah amat penting untuk kita menunjukkannya dengan perbuatan. Harus kita ingat bahawa setiap apa yang dikurniakanNya kepada kita, pasti ada hak saudara kita di dalamnya. Jadi, apa yang boleh kita lakukan ialah bersedekah kerana dengan cara itu, kita dapat berkongsi nikmat Allah dengan saudara kita yang lain. Sedekah yang saya maksudkan di sini ialah sedekah dengan hati yang ikhlas dan bukan bertujuan untuk menunjuk-nunjuk. Janganlah kita memberi sedekah tetapi mahukan gambar dan berita kita disiarkan di dada-dada akhbar. Itu riak namanya dan boleh membawa kita kepada kekufuran.

Perasaan syukur juga boleh ditunjukkan dengan melakukan perlabagi bentuk amal kebajikan. Seperti contoh, kita boleh membantu golongan anak-anak yatim dengan memberikan mereka kelas-kelas percuma, bergotong-royong membersihkan tempat kediaman mereka dan seribu macam cara lagi. Yang penting niat kita ikhlas. Rasa bersyukur juga boleh ditunjukkan dengan menerima apa yang kita ada dengan seadanya tanpa banyak rungutan. Seperti contoh, apabila majikan kita mengumumkan bonus, janganlah ada di antara kita yang berkata, "alamak! sikit je? baik tak payah bagi. Serupa tak de bonus je?" Kata-kata tersebut jelas menunjukkan kita tidak bersyukur dengan apa yang diberikan oleh Nya. Kita harus sentiada ingat bahawa bonus yang dibayar oleh majikan kita kepada kita adalah merupakan rezeki yang diberikan oleh Allah. Majikan kita hanyalah merupakan "orang tengah" bagi menyampaikan rezeki itu kepada kita. Jadi apabila kita merungut dengan nilai bonus yang diberikan, kita sebenarnya tidak bersyukur dengan rezeki yang diberikan oleh Allah kepada kita.

Sebagai perbandingan, kita sebagai manusia, apabila kita memberikan sedekah kepada seseorang yang memerlukan itu dan orang yang menerima sedekah itu memperlekehkan nilai sedekah kita tanpa sebarang ucapan terima kasih, adakah kita mahu terus membantu orang itu? Jawapannya pastinya "tidak". Samalah juga konsepnya di antara kita dengan Allah. Orang yang bersyukur sentiasa rasa cukup dengan apa yang dia ada manakala orang yang kufur sentiasa tidak cukup walau banyak mana pun harta yang diperolehinya.

Syukur juga boleh ditunjukkan dengan melakukan apa diperintahkan oleh Allah kepada kita dan meninggalkan segala larangannya. Jika kita mengingkari perintahNya dan membuat apa yang ditegahNya, pastinya kita akan mendapat kemurkaan Allah. Sebagai perbandingan, untuk memperolehi sesuatu kontrak itu, orang yang memasuki tender akan sanggup melakukan apa sahaja yang diarahkan oleh pihak pemberi tender bagi memastikan mereka akan mendapat tender tersebut. Segala syarat dan kriteria yang ditetapkan perlu dipatuhi. Sekiranya salah satu syarat atau kriteria yang ditetapkan tidak dipatuhi, maka orang itu tidak akan mendapat tender tersebut kerana tender tersebut akan pergi kepada orang yang memathui segala arahan yang diberikan. Samalah juga kisahnya hubungan manusia dengan Allah. Mana mungkin Allah ingin memberikan kita apa yang kita mahu sekiranya kita tidak menurut segala perintah dan laranganNya.

Apabila kita sentiasa bersyukur dengan apa yng kita perolehi, kita pasinya tidak akan lupa akan asal usul kita. Itulah keindahan bersyukur.

Kufur pula berlawanan dengan syukur. Apabila seseorang itu kufur, maka pastinya dia tidak bersyukur dengan nikmat yang diberikan oleh Allah kepadanya. Orang yang kufur akan pasti berasa tidak cukup dengan apa yang dia ada walau banyak manapun harta yang diperolehinya. Apabila seseorang itu kufur, maka dia akan sanggup menjadi hamba kepada harta dunia. Dia sanggup melakukan apa sahaja untuk mendapatkan apa yang diingininya walaupun tindakannya itu akan menyebabkannya mengingkari perintah dan suruhan Allah, hatta mampu melakukan apa yang ditegah olehNya. Berapa ramai di antara kita yang meninggalkan sembahyang fardhu atas dasar kesibukan di pejabat? Jika dilihat majlis-majlis hiburan yang diadakan di negara kita, kebanyakkannya bermula puklul 7 malam dan berakhir sebelum tengah malam. Bila masakah artis-artis kita itu (yang telah ber make-up tebal itu) sembahyang maghrib? Wallahu alam.

Kebanyakkan kita lebih mementingkan kehidupan dunia berbanding akhirat. Ada pernah saya terdengar orang yang tak sembahyang zuhur di pejabat atas alasan "stand by", takut-takut bos panggil. Kesudahannya, sembahyang ke mana, kerja ke mana? Kita lebih takutkan manusia berbanding Allah.

Walaubagaimanapun, seringkali kita melihat orang yang kufur itu seolah-olah dikurniakan dengan nikmat yang melimpah ruah.? Maka mungkin ada di antara kita yang bertanyakan soalan, "kalau mereka ini kufur, mengapa Allah memberikan mereka nikmat? Ini tidak adil" Sebenarnya Alah itu adil. Apa yang diperolehi oleh orang yang kufur itu bukan nikmat daripada Allah, tetapi meruapakan satu istidraj. Saya akan membincangkan tentang maksud istidraj dalam penulisan saya yang akan datang.

Namun jika kita melihat kembali ayat di atas, Allah mengatakan yang kalau kita bersyukur, Allah pasti akan menambahkannya. Tetapi Allah tidak mengatakan yang jika kita kufur, Allah akan mengurangkannya. Allah hanya mengatakan bahawa jika kita kufur, pastinya azabNya yang pedih itu menanti kita di kemudian hari.

Mungkin juga ada yang mempersoalkan bahawa orang yang bersyukur tidak kaya dan ini tidak adil. Sedarlah bahawa harta yang banyak boleh menyebabkan kita lupa daratan dan kufur. Oleh itu, Allah sebenarnya sayangkan orang-orang yang bersyukur. Ada masanya apa yang kita minta tidak kita perolehi pada masa itu. Ingatlah bahawa pemberian Allah kepada orang-orang yang bersyukur itu ada bermacam-macam. Mungkin ia diberikan dalam bentuk yang lain, mungkin ia diberikan pada masa yang lain atau mengkin ia diberikan kepada generasi selepas kita. Yang pasti Allah itu Maha mengetahui apa yang terbaik bagi Hambanya.

Sama-samalah kita fikirkan dan renung-renungkan. Peringatan ini dibuat untuk mengingatkan diri saya dan saudara-saudar pembaca sekelian.

Wallahu alam

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Malaysia better than 76% of Countries, says PM

Malaysia is better than 76% of the countries in the list surveyed for the Transparency International Corruption Perception Index. Read here http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/5/14/nation/20080514162319&sec=nation

This reminds me of one interview with the late Tan Sri Harun Mahmud Hashim, the country’s first ACA Director that I read in the newspaper many years ago. During the interview, Tan Sri Harun was asked to comment on Malaysia’s (achievement) placing in term of corruption rate (which was improving than the previous year) (forgive me. I do not remember the exact placing) as opposed to other countries with higher corruption rate than Malaysia.

He answered the question by asking another question i.e. why do we compare our country’s achievement with the country below us. Why don’t we compare our country’s achievement with the country which had the least corruption rate?

What a beautiful answer!!! Tan Sri was absolutely right in his answer. We will only improve when we associate ourselves with the best. We will be complacent if we associate ourselves with those lower than us. So, I think for Pak Lah, instead of saying that we are better than 76% of countries, he should have said that we are behind 24% of countries.

"Winners Associate Themselves with Winners"

Glory Glory


I Believe in what I Believe!!!

I have posted on issue surrounding Karpal's statement. I have also commented on other blogs about the same issue. In doing so, I made comparison about what happened in Terengganu and the issue surrounding Karpal.

I have also criticised the BN government on a lot of issues.

I received responses both on my posting here and my comments in other blogs. There may be people who misunderstood my posting and comments in different context.

I am called to clarify on this matter.

I have never been a fan of Karpal and used to be the fan of Anwar Ibrahim (not anymore). But I believe in the truth and fairness. If in my humble opinion I feel that what BN is doing is wrong, I will criticise.

I just could not imagine what the country will be if Anwar (in his present state of mind) becomes the PM. I do not want that to happen. Nonetheless, what Pak Lah is doing at the moment is actually helping Anwar to be in power.

Pak Lah kept saying that UMNO need to reinvent itself and win back the heart of the Malays but that was just the words that came out from his mouth. The BN leaders as a whole and Pak Lah in particular, up till now, they do not walk the talk. So, how are they going to get back the people's support. The damage that he and his cabinet members had done since 2004 was great and the least that they can do now is to show their sincerity in winning back the people's support. Sad to say, so far, I have not seen that and in fact the situation may become worse.

To mention just a few: -

(a) The double standard practised by UMNO leaders surrounding Karpal's statement as opposed to the issue surrounding the appointment of Terengganu MB.
(b) The use of Sedition Act against Raja Petra when it is actually a personal matter between Najib and Raja Petra.
(c) Pak Lah's instruction to AG to expedite action taken against Karpal when Pak Lah is supposed to stay away from AG's business and that AG is supposed to act freely without fear or favour.
(d) The issue surrounding the usage of indelible ink.
(e) The reappointment of some arrogant BN leaders as Cabinet members.
(f) Pak Lah's statement on the "accusation that UMNO leaders are arrogant" when it is "a fact" and not "an accusation". Pak Lah may still be dreaming about all these and cannot see the actual situation. In other words, he does not acceot the fact that most, if not all UMNO leaders are arrogant.

Having said that, I am not saying that Pak Lah has not done good things to the nation but he must realise one thing that when people are not happy with him, people tend to look at his mistake and blunder rather than his contribution. So, the least that Pak Lah can do is to minimise the new mistake and rectify the previous mistake.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Man United are Champion

The season is over, the Champion has been annouced officially. After going through 38 games, with 27 wins, 6 draws and 5 lossses, scoring 80 goals against 22, Man United finally was crowned the EPL Champion last night. A night of glory.

Click here for EPL table http://www.manutd.com/default.sps?pagegid={EA8B631F-F522-4CF7-924F-A6B215534EA5}


Saturday, May 10, 2008

AG Should Speed Up Probe against Karpal, says PM

Click here http://www.nst.com.my/Current_News/NST/Saturday/Frontpage/2236664/Article/index_html



What???!!! I may not posses good English but I think the word probe means to investigate. Whose duty is it to investigate???

It is the duty for the police to investigate and it is the duty for the AG to decide whether or not to prosecute based on the investigation by the police. Since when does AG need to do investigative work? I wonder...new KPI for the AG?

To Pak Lah, I still can’t figure out what is the real issue here? Is he (Pak Lah) trying to swing the rakyat’s attention or is this one of his cheapest ways to win back the people’s heart especially the Malays? I think Pak Lah is in a very stressful situation, which makes him can’t think properly. He can’t even differentiate between the role of the police and the role of the AG. He even try to dictate the AG what to do.

If you look at the first sentence of the newspaper report i.e. Abdullah said though it was a matter for the attorney-general, he hoped the investigation and decision on whatever action was to be taken would be made soon.

Pak Lah said “whatever action”, which means he is telling AG, whatever you do, make sure that action be taken. It seems that Pak Lah is now dictating the AG on what the AG is supposed to do. Action is a mandatory. I wonder what sort of Prime Minister we currently have. I feel so sorry for the nation for having a Prime Minister with such a mentality. The first sentence of the newspaper report above is a diplomatic way of getting involve in AG's works.

So, is AG independent?

9 Police Reports Lodged Against Karpal

Click here http://www.utusan.com.my/utusan/info.asp?y=2008&dt=0509&pub=Utusan_Malaysia&sec=Terkini&pg=bt_06.htm

I do not understand all these people. Who caused uneasiness among the rakyat??? Is it Karpal or those who politicising and sensationalising the issue?

Well, if that is the case, I strongly recommend that amendment be made to the Federal Constitution to take away the Prime Minister's role in advising the Yang Di Pertuan Agong. That will resolve the whole issue?

Those people who lodged the police reports, to me, they have a very selective memory and biased in their action. No police report was lodged when Terengganu BN assemblymen went against the wish of the Sultan in appointing Datuk Ahmad Said as the Menteri Besar. To me, Rosol Wahid and Pak Lah should be charged unde Sedition Act then because they have caused hatre among the people towards Yang Di Pertuan Agong when a banner with the word natang (animal)meant for the Yang Di Pertuan Agong was put on in Terengganu. As for Karpal's case, so far, I do not see any hatred feeling towards the Sultan caused by Karpal's statement.

I wonder whether these people who lodged the police reports understand or at least know about the law especially the Constitution and Court cases. My advise is if you do not know anything about all these, better sit at home and mind your own business.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

The Other Side of Bush...Learn How to Speak Properly

It was said that in this video, Bush was speaking about Al-Qur'an and terrorism. See what happened to him...very nice...suddenly he couldn't speak...why???

Are We Truly Malaysian?

I attended a seminar last month and the speaker told us about his experience while in overseas, which I found it interesting. He said, while in overseas, Malaysians will introduce themselves as Malaysians but when they are in Malaysia, they will introduce themselves as Malay, Chinese, Indian, etc.

So, outside the country, we are Malaysian but in the country, we are not...

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

No Evidence Indelible Ink was Brought In

I do not understand. What is this all about? Is it supposed to be a joke? If it is, it is not funny!!! The foreigners are laughing at us. To them, it is damn funny because those in power makes us, Malaysian looks stupid.

At first, the Election Commission announced the usage of the indelible ink during the PRU12. Click here to read more: - http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2007/6/2/nation/17912828&sec=nation

Next they annouced the arrival of the indelible ink from India, which cost the country more than RM2million. Click here to read more: - http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/2/22/election2008/20080222192408&sec=election2008

Then it was reported few days before the election on March 8 that EC has scrapped the usage of indelible ink for the following reasons: -

(a) It will be unconstitutional to use the indelible ink during election;
(b) It was not practical to use the ink during election;
(c) Police Reports lodged on the possibility of sabotage i.e. that some irresponsible quarters had purchased indelible ink from abroad with the intention of creating confusion and suspicion as to the status of voters.

Click here to read more: - http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/3/4/election2008/20080304175316&sec=election2008

The best part was the police reports were lodged on Feb 16 and 21. Click here to read more: -http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/3/5/nation/20544069&sec=nation

Now, the government announced in Parliament that investigation revealed that there is no evidence that indelible ink was brought in. Click here to read more: -http://www.thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/5/6/nation/20080506155918&sec=nation

Now, the questions: -

(a) Since the reports were lodged weeks before the election and now that the finding is very simple i.e it was rumours, was it impossible for the police to conclude their investigation within few days, so that annoucement could be made before election?
(b) Why there was no earlier announcement made on findings?
(c) What action does the police takes against those who lodge the police report, as I consider this as an act of sabotage, thus it tantamounts to lodging false police reports?
(d) What happened to the ink which was purchased at a cost of more than RM2million?
(e) Were the police reports genuine or was it just to cover EC's overlook on their side on unconstitutionality of the ink?

I wish if I can ask the Minister in charge those questions in Parliament.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Are We Over Sensitive?

A lot have been said and commented on Karpal Singh's (Karpal) statement that was published in the newspaper when Karpal was reported of saying that (and I quoted from The Star online): -

"Perak Sultan Azlan Shah has no jurisdiction over the transfer of Datuk Jamry Sury from the Perak Religious Department, Bukit Gelugor MP Karpal Singh said.
“The constitution of Perak clearly provides that the Rulers must act on executive advice.
“Sultan Azlan Shah did not have any say, as the Ruler of Perak, in the decision made by the state government and, by law, the palace cannot order the state government to reinstate Jamry,” Karpal Singh said, citing the case of the Federal Territory Education Director and Others vs Loot Ting Yee which was decided in the Federal Court in 1982."


Police report was lodged by UMNO leaders in Perak while some others chose to verbally criticised Karpal for his insensitive statement against the Palace in particular and against the Malay in general and even there are demands for Karpal to send his apology to the Sultan of Perak and for him to retract his statement. Karpal's statement, to certain extent was said to be undermining the Malay Sultanate.

In my opinion, Karpal was just making a statement based on a case that was decided by the then Federal Court in 1982. In that case of Pengarah Pelajaran, Wilayah Persekutuan & Ors -v- Loot Ting Yee [1981] 1 LNS 186, it was stated by the Federal Court among others that: -

As to the allegation that the transfer was not in the public interest it suffices us to say that as employment in the civil service is during pleasure of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, as long as he is in the service, it is for the Government to decide whether his transfer is in the public interest or not, having regard to the fact that the Government has a larger public duty to perform. It is not for us to interfere with the discretion of the Government in this matter. To do so would only amount to an unjustifiable usurption of Government's discretion by us. There is absolutely no legal basis for us to interfere with the Government's discretion.

In the case of Loot Ting Yee quoted above, it was held that the Court has no jurisdiction to interfere with the government's decision to transfer a civil servant so long as the servant is employed under the pleasure of the Yang Di Pertuan Agong. It does not stated clearly on whether Yang Di Pertuan Agong or the Sultan has the jurisdiction over the matter i.e. to interfere with the government's decision to appoint or transfer any of the government's servants. As such, in my opinion, to that extent, the case of Loot Ting Yee can be distinguished from the current issue.

However, we also need to look at the Perak's Constitution on the power of the Sultan in this instance. At the moment, I have no access to the Perak's Constitution, so, I am not in a position to comment further on that. But assuming what was said by Karpal on Perak's Constituion is correct i.e. “The constitution of Perak clearly provides that the Rulers must act on executive advice" then I would say that the Sultan of Perak's decision must be in accordance with the advice of the Executive i.e. the Menteri Besar. In other words, it is mandatory for the Sultan to act based on such advice. It is exactly the same provision in our Federal Constitution whereby it is stated that the Yang Di Pertuan Agong must act based on the advice from the Prime Minister.

In the case of Merdeka University Berhad -v- Government of Malaysia [1981] CLJ 191 (Rep), Eusoffe Abdoolcadeer J (as he then was) had, among others stated as follows: -

"It would perhaps be appropriate to clarify two matters at this exordial stage. First, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong is a constitutional monarch and is required under Article 40(1) of the Federal Constitution in the exercise of his functions (except on certain matters that do not concern these proceedings) to act in accordance with collective or individual ministerial advice and not on his own initiative (emphasise is mine) (Balakrishnan v. Ketua Pengarah Perkhidmatan Awam Malaysia and Government of Malaysia [1981] 2 MLJ 259)"

If what Eusoffe Abdoolcadeer said is taken into consideration, then I think Karpal was right in his statement.

For better understanding of Article 40 (1) of Federal Constitution, I append below the provision of the Article: -

(1) In the exercise of his functions under this Constitution or federal law the Yang di-Pertuan Agong shall act in accordance with the advice of the Cabinet or of a Minister acting under the general authority of the Cabinet, except as otherwise provided by this Constitution; but shall be entitled, at his request, to any information concerning the government of the Federation which is available to the Cabinet.

(1A) In the exercise of his functions under this Constitution or federal law, where the Yang di-Pertuan Agong is to act in accordance with advice, on advice, or after considering advice, the Yang di- Pertuan Agong shall accept and act in accordance with such advice.

The word "shall" referred to in the Article means mandatory, which means it is mandatory for Yang Di Pertuan Agong to act in accordance of the advice of the Prime Minister, and to that extend, I believe Eusoffe Abdoolcadeer was right in saying that the Yang Di Pertuan Agong not to act on his own initiative.

However, the next issue to consider here is Islamic matters. As the issue at hand involves Islamic matters and the Sultan is the Head of Islam in the State, in his capacity as the Head of Islam, can the Sultan interfere with the government's decision?

Article 3 (5) of the Federal Constitution provides that: -

(5) Notwithstanding anything in this Constitution the Yang di-Pertuan Agong shall be the Head of the religion of Islam in the Federal Territories of Kuala Lumpur, Labuan and Putrajaya; and for this purpose Parliament may by law make provisions for regulating Islamic religious affairs and for constituting a Council to advise the Yang di-Pertuan Agong in matters relating to the religion of Islam.

Article 32 (1) of the Federal Constitution provides as follows: -

(1) There shall be a Supreme Head of the Federation, to be called the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, who shall take precedence over all persons in the Federation and shall not be liable to any proceedings whatsoever in any court except in the Special Court established under Part XV.

Now, taking the position of the Yang Di Pertuan Agong as the Supreme Head of the Federation, he is, subject to the provision of Article 40 (1) of the Federal Constitution, must act in accordance with the advice from the Prime Minister. So, as the Head of the Religion of Islam as stipulated in Article 3 (5) as quoted above, I do not see any difference with that of his position as the Supreme Head of the Federation. Again, assuming that the Perak Constitution have the same effect with that of the Federal Constitution with regards to the Ruler's postion as the Head of Islam in the State, I believe that the Sultan of Perak, to that extent must act in accordance with the advice of the Menteri Besar.

While I may not be fair in making the assumption on Perak Constitution, I think I arrived at the right conclusion in making the comparison between the Federal Constitution and the Perak Constitution as even Najib and Nazri Aziz made reference to the Federal Constitution when commenting on this issue.

The next issue that I would like to discuss here is the sensitivity of the Malay leaders or the so called Malay leaders and to be exact UMNO leaders on the remarks passed by Karpal in this issue. My questions are: -

(1) Is there a need for them to be that sensitive?
(2) Is there a need for them to lodge police report over the matter?

I am totally against those who do not respect the Malay Sultanate, more so if they are rude towards the Sultans. However, when the UMNO leaders do not know how to respect the Sultans and even the Yang Di Pertuan Agong, what do they expect the non Malays to do? Is it fair for them to expect the non Malays to respect the Sultans when they don't? The answer is absolutely not.

Look at the events surrounding the appointment of the Terengganu Menteri Besar. When the palace i.e. the Sultan chose Ahmad Said instead of Idris Jusoh as the Menteri Besar, a group of UMNO Wakil Rakyat threatened Ahmad Said that his UMNO membership could be stripped for going against the wish of the UMNO President (in other words, for following the wish of the Sultan). Even Pak Lah as the Prime Minister to certain extent was reported to have refused to meet up with Ahmad Said before the matter was resolved. That had led to the banner being posted with the insulting words towards the Sultan. Didn't the UMNO leaders think that the whole episode were an insult towards the Sultan? What did they do when Pak Lah and the UMNO wakil rakyat rude to the Sultan? Was there any police report lodged by them (UMNO leaders) on the banner that insulted the Sultan? The answer is NO. It was obvious that it was an act of disrespect and rude towards the Sultan but the UMNO leaders chose to close both eyes for some political reasons. And it is for the political reasons too that they are now going after Karpal by criticising him and lodging police report against him. I am neither speaking on behalf of Karpal nor that I am his supporter, but to me, if the UMNO leaders do not know and choose not to respect the Sultans and fails to put them in a place where they (Sultans) are supposed to be, please do not expect others to respect the Sultans. Everybody led by example. It is like ketam mengajar anaknya berjalan.

If you do not respect your parent, do not expect others to respect your parent.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Sultan Has No Jurisdiction on Transfer

http://www.thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/5/5/nation/21148253&sec=nation

I wonder if Nazri Aziz got the chick to reply to Karpal's statement which is suported with case authority (I mean now Nazri needs to come out with his case authority to rebut Karpal's statement). Well, after all, he passed a statement to Nizar that the latter does not understand the convention.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Sultan is Not Powerless

http://www.thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/5/3/nation/20080503171630&sec=nation

I wonder why Nazri kept quiet when UMNO leaders especially Pak Lah went against the wish of Yang DiPertuan Agong/Sultan of Terengganu with regards to the appointment of Terengganu Menteri Besar? Did not he think then that the Sultan is not powerless.

It seems that Nazri has a very selective memory. Well, what to do??? A YES MAN IS ALWAYS A YES MAN.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Parliament Live Telecast To Continue (Click here)

What a flip flop!!!

This is so contradict with Pak Lah's wish to scrap the idea of the live telecast. Can't they be more consistent in their action or at least think before they talk?

44% Achievement for Malaysian (Click here)

Study by Durex Sexual Wellbeing Global Survey shows that only 44% of Malaysian achieved orgasm while having sex.

It seems that the Malaysian needs to learn more. It is not just about having sex but it is about having sex in the right way. The study also revealed that 62% of Malaysian men reached orgasm while having sex while the counter part (I mean women) scored about 25%. What does it mean? Perhaps our Malaysian men are a bit selfish and think about themselves when having sex and disregard their partners.

Well, I believe Malaysian men need to be more considerate and gentlemen in that sense.

Tan Sri Nasimuddin Passed Away (Click here for related news)

The founder of Naza Group Passed Away. Innalillahi Wainna Ilaihi Raaji'un.

Al-fatihah
Bismillahirrahmanirrahim
Alhamdulillahi rabbil 'aalamiin
Arrahmaanir rahiim
Maalikiyau middiin
Iyyaakana' budu waiyyaakanas ta'in
Ihdinassiratal mustaqiim
Siraatallazhi na an 'am ta 'alaihim
Ghairil maghdhu bi 'alaihim
Walauddhaaliin
AMIN

Semoga Allah mencucuri rahmat ke atas rohnya dan ditempatkan dikalangan orang-orang yang beriman.