Friday, August 1, 2014

Tuah Seorang Pesara......

Tuah Lelaki Beli Rumah Dengan Bangsal Dikunci
Diterbitkan: Khamis, 31 Julai 2014 5:20 PM - mStar

SEBUAH rumah yang dibeli untuk tinggal selepas bersara nampaknya bertukar menjadi lombong emas untuk seorang lelaki bertuah.
Lelaki itu berkata, dia membeli sebuah rumah ladang yang tidak didiami banyak tahun, untuk tinggal bersama isterinya.
Bagaimanapun, menjadi penghalang buatnya untuk membeli rumah itu apabila ia mempunyai sebuah bangsal yang dikimpal untuk menutup akses ke bangunan itu.
Tetapi dia mengambil keputusan untuk membeli harta itu pada harga yang begitu murah dan kemudiannya mengambil kelengkapan untuk membuka pintu bangsal berkenaan.
Begitu mengejutkan sebaik sahaja pintu dibuka apabila dia menemui sesuatu yang luar biasa.
Di dalamnya sebenarnya mempunyai sejumlah kereta antik, termasuk Aston Martins, Mercedes dan beberapa model Lotus. Kesemuanya berhabuk tetapi banyak yang masih berfungsi.
Nilai keseluruhan dikatakan mencecah jutaan pound. Ini sebenarnya yang dinamakan wang persaraan, yang sudah tentu milik lelaki bertuah itu!
Adakah cerita ini sukar untuk dipercayai? Laporan lain mendakwa gambar-gambar tersebut adalah betul tetapi ia hanya koleksi penjual kereta yang menyimpannya di sebuah bangsal. -

Libya: Ansar al-Sharia Istiharkan Benghazi "Islamic Emirate"

Islamists declare ‘Islamic emirate’ in east Libya
Trend - 31 July 2014, 14:10 (GMT+05:00)
Libya's Islamist militant group Ansar al-Sharia has said that it seized complete control of Benghazi late on Wednesday, declaring the city an "Islamic emirate," the group's representative said.
Ansar al-Sharia is blacklisted by the United States over its alleged role in an attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, eastern Libya, Al Arabiya reported.
An official representative for the armed group told a local radio channel that Benghazi is now under its control.
"Benghazi has now become an Islamic emirate," said Mohammed al-Zahawi, the spokesman, to Radio Tawhid.
However, Khalifa Haftar, a retired, renegade former army general who earlier this year launched a self-declared campaign to clear the city of Islamist militants, denied the group's claims.
"The national Libyan army is in control of Benghazi and only withdrew from certain positions for tactical reasons," Haftar told Al Arabiya News Channel.
"The claim that Benghazi is under the control of militias is a lie," he said.
Ansar al-Sharia's declaration comes following two days of fighting in which Islamist fighters and allied militiamen overran an army base in the city.
Al Arabiya's correspondent in Libya reported that Islamist groups had seized the headquarters of the Libyan army's Special Forces in Benghazi late on Tuesday following heavy fighting.
Turkey's Anadolu news agency quoted Talal bin Harir, a Benghazi Shura Council member, as saying that the Islamists were in control of the army base.
Three years after the fall of Muammar Qaddafi, the OPEC nation has failed to control former rebel militias who refuse to disband and threaten the unity of the country.
The extent of recent hostilities has increased Western worries that Libya is sliding toward becoming a failed state and may once again go to war.
Several foreign states have withdrawn their citizens and diplomats from the state.

Gaza: Israel Keliru - Jatuh Air Muka Dan Menjadi Bahan Jenaka Di Kalangan Tentera

Israel will not return to fight Gaza
Middle East Monitor  -  Thursday, 31 July 2014 13:51
Israel thought that Gaza was up for grabs and that it would be easy to eliminate the Palestinian resistance groups there. That's why many voices within Israel are calling for the re-occupation of the Gaza Strip and the elimination of Hamas, Islamic Jihad and other factions. Moreover, these same voices are also placing pressure on the Israeli prime minister to make a quick decision about being even more aggressive. In deciding to embark on a war, Benjamin Netanyahu, has gone down a path which will lead to the fortification of the Gaza Strip, forcing Israel to make serious calculations in the future.
Israeli confusion
Israel is confused about the latest war on Gaza. It lacks adequate intelligence regarding resistance capabilities and does not know where military resources are stored. Hence, the mighty Israel Defence Force is behaving like a mad dog, hitting anything and everything without actually diminishing the capabilities of the resistance groups.
While many sites have been hit, Gaza's arsenals have not; Israel has killed almost 1,500 Palestinians, most of them civilians, in the process. Houses have been damaged and destroyed, leaving "military sites" largely untouched. Pedestrians have been killed in Gaza's streets and markets, as well as hospitals and UN schools. The victims include many women and children.
It is obvious that the Israelis have not gathered enough intelligence to wage a successful war and have started to blame each other. The intelligence services blame the military and vice versa. They are overcome by a sense of loss. Israel's "unbeatable" army did not have clear goals and is no longer capable of working with any sense of professionalism or its legendary sel-professed "morality" as it targets and kills women and children. In short, it has lost face and become a laughing stock in military circles; its prestige among Israelis has also plummeted, as they feel less secure than before.
What is the cause of this decline? It is likely to be due to a change on the part of the Palestinian resistance groups who have used Israel's security concerns to their own advantage. In previous wars of aggression against Gaza, the Israeli intelligence services had their network of spies within Palestinian society at every level. They could furnish minute details about prominent individuals and organisations, making them easy targets for the Israeli army.
The Hamas-led Palestinian government in Gaza has worked hard to get rid of Israeli spies and agents in order to starve the Israelis of intelligence. However, every time that Hamas arrested an Israeli spy, the Palestinian Authority in Ramallah sprang to their defence saying that he or she was a nationalist and that Hamas was guilty of arresting people for political reasons. Nevertheless, Hamas has been able to reduce the number of such collaborators significantly, reducing Israel's intelligence-gathering capability.
Although Israel possesses sophisticated technology, human resources remain the most effective means to garner intelligence. Hamas has been careful with its own security by minimising the use of electronic devices, many of which function as electronic spies by transferring information to the enemy on a regular basis. The Palestinians have paid a heavy price for using mobile phones and the internet but during this current war, resistance leaders have turned-off their phones and deprived Israel of being able to eavesdrop.
Neutralising aircraft and artillery
The ability to neutralise military aircraft and artillery is important and regional anti-Israel resistance groups have used this strategy in Lebanon in 2006 and Gaza in 2012. Despite possessing no sophisticated anti-aircraft weapons, or access to an air force as strong as Israel's, the resistance groups have developed the ability to reduce the destructive capabilities of airborne and artillery attacks by placing essential equipment deep underground.
This strategy meant that Israel was unable to defeat Hezbollah during its 2006 war against Lebanon and failed to achieve a victory in its 2012 offensive on Gaza. Failing to hit combatants and military targets, Israeli air force pilots resorted to bombing civilian populations and homes instead. Israel was responsible for the deaths of 1,200 Lebanese in 2006 and 1,400 Palestinians in 2008/2009. The Israelis hit what they believed were resistance launching pads or hiding places and were surprised to find that they themselves were still being targeted from the self-same "liquidated" locations. Israel was taken by surprise every time and this affected their military data.
The Palestinians have learnt well and have built another Gaza underground. This is the difference between the resistance groups and Arab regimes. The former endured sleepless nights and fatigue in order to be prepared, while the regimes "fought" in suits and went on diplomatic missions. A struggle requires dignity, steadfastness, hard work and strength. Fighting is no joke and one must understand that you cannot kill someone's children without paying the price.
These tactics give the resistance the ability to continue the struggle and counter-attack. They have taken the Israelis by surprise.
Actions speak louder than words, and the Palestinian resistance groups have shown this to be the case. The approach is very different to that of the Arab regimes, who think that they can win over the people with a few bold statements. They have shown time and again that they are all talk and no action.
In Gaza, the situation is very different. The Palestinian resistance movement has just gone about its task of producing and storing weapons in complete silence; there's been no gloating or boasting about their military developments and capabilities produced out of next to nothing. Thus, they kept the enemy in the dark. In fact, they have surprised us all with their creativity, producing basic but effective anti-aircraft and anti-tank weapons, and training their fighters in naval tactics.
While it is clear that the resistance factions all have their own style, each one of them works to their strengths while working cooperatively to maximise gains. Gone are the days when individual groups made bold claims about themselves following successful operations. The resistance used to take credit for operations that were never carried out and were thus able to deceive and ultimately defeat Israeli forces several times during the First Intifada. It is obvious that the groups have undergone a major change in mentality.
Ceasefire and immunity
Ceasefires have played a significant yet negative role in Palestinian history, especially in instances of defeat. In 1936, the people of Palestine protested for six months against the British Mandate occupation and their leaders swore to continue fighting until independence was achieved. However, Arab intermediaries who prevented any concrete progress soon ended the revolt and Britain promised, deceitfully as it turned out, that it would meet popular Palestinian demands.
The revolt ended and Palestine was lost. Arab armies advanced during the 1948 war but the regimes later accepted the terms of a truce, which changed the course of the war as Palestinians were expelled from their homes in what has since been termed "ethnic cleansing". The First Intifada, which started in 1987, ended with the recognition of Israel and UN Security Council Resolutions 243 and 338. What history shows us is that the Palestinians have continued to make many sacrifices only to come up short due to the passing of several resolutions. Yet, I think that this time will be different and that the resistance groups will work hard to demand and achieve the lifting of the siege on Gaza.
The resistance must beware of accepting any Arab intermediaries in potential ceasefire agreements. Arab governments do not respect their responsibilities towards justice for Palestinians and are not willing to stand firm in the face of Israeli opposition to ceasefire terms.
Instead, the resistance must choose as an intermediary a country that has enough self-respect to stand up to Israel if it does not meet such terms or refuses to implement them. In any case, we should not be looking to achieve a ceasefire agreement if the resistance feels that it can continue the fight and place Israel in a corner, holding it accountable for its actions. Perhaps this time it is possible for us to demand certain conditions from Israel for its people cannot handle much in terms of fear. We must use this as a tool to place pressure on the Israeli government.
Will Israel dare to attack Gaza in the future if it fails to contain Palestinian resistance on this occasion? Personally, I think not.
It is true that the Palestinian people have suffered great losses this time but these are the sacrifices that will prevent even greater losses in the future. The innocent blood that has been spilt in Gaza is the armour that will prevent Israel from doing this again on another occasion. These civilians have died for the sake of life and for the sake of the people and the nation and it is in this way that we have overcome the so-called invincible army.
Translated from Al Jazeera net, 27 July, 2014

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Kegelojohan Dan Kecelaruan Pemimpin PR: UMNO Hanya Perlu Memasang Lukah.......

Akibatnya tanggunglah sendiri!

Umno nilai pelbagai sudut cadangan Dr Zuhdi
MI - Published: 31 July 2014

Umno akan menilai daripada pelbagai sudut sebelum membuat sebarang kenyataan mengenai cadangan Pengarah Operasi, Pusat Penyelidikan PAS Pusat Dr Mohd Zuhdi Marzuki (gambar) supaya PAS Selangor keluar daripada pakatan pembangkang dan membentuk kerajaan negeri dengan Umno. 

Setiausaha Kerja Umno Datuk Ab Rauf Yusoh berkata cadangan itu mungkin bersifat peribadi dan tiada hubungan dengan parti PAS.
"Kita dah banyak kali mengusulkan dengan PAS daripada dahulu (untuk bekerjasama) tetapi tidak mendapat sambutan yang baik.
Turut hadir Yang Dipertua Negeri Melaka Tun Mohd Khalil Yaakob dan Ketua Menteri Datuk Seri Idris Haron.
Beliau berkata demikian ketika diminta mengulas berhubung perbincangan melalui mesej WhatsApp Dr Mohd Zuhdi dengan anggota jawatankuasa PAS yang mencadangkan agar PAS Selangor keluar daripada pakatan pembangkang dan membentuk kerajaan negeri bersama Umno.
Ab Rauf yang juga Ketua Umno bahagian Masjid Tanah bagaimanapun berkata Umno sentiasa terbuka untuk mengadakan kerjasama dengan pihak yang mengutamakan kepentingan dan kebajikan rakyat. – Bernama, 31 Julai, 2014.

PAS Adalah Parti Gagal

Pada admin mengikut sejarahnya mereka memang gagal
Gagal bersetiakawan
Gagal mengawal Ahli
Dan gagal mentadbir (Tererngganu 2 kali runtuh dan Kedah juga hanya sepenggal sahaja)
Di Kelantan pun belum tentu boleh kekal selepas PRU akan datang

Apa aku cakap adalah kenyataan biar pun akan disanggah oleh Ahli dan Penyokong taksub PAS
Perkara ini telah pun terbukti dan aku juga merasainya kerana aku sendiri bersama PAS sejak di zaman Asri lagi dan aku hentikan aktiviti aku bersama PAS pada 1990 ketika PAS menawan Kelantan dengan pertolongan S46

Perlukah Pas kekal dalam Pakatan Rakyat?
31 Julai 2014
Pensyarah Sains Politik Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Profesor Madya Datuk Dr Mohammad Agus Yusoff

MENJAWAB pertanyaan di atas, penyokong Pas akan terbelah tiga — ada yang mahu kekal dalam PR, ada yang mahu Pas menyertai BN, dan ada mahu Pas keluar dan berdiri dengan kekuatan sendiri.

Bagi yang menyokong untuk keluar, mereka menyatakan Pas yang banyak membantu PR untuk menang besar dalam pilihan raya. Pas yang banyak bertolak ansur dengan onar yang dibuat oleh PKR dan DAP. Pas yang mempunyai sokongan akar umbi yang kuat. Pas yang telah teruji banyak dalam politik tanah air.

Tidak cukup dengan itu, mereka menyatakan Pas adalah parti ideologi yang jelas dan tegas untuk menegakkan negara Islam. Oleh itu, perjuangan Pas tidak sama dengan perjuangan PKR dan DAP.

Dan dengan alasan itu, mereka yakin sekiranya bertanding sendirian pun Pas tetap boleh memenangi kerusi yang banyak dalam pilihan raya.

Tepatkah alasan Pas tersebut?

Saya bersetuju parti Pas mempunyai sokongan bawahan yang kuat dan mempunyai pendirian politik tentang Islam yang tegas. Tetapi saya tidak bersetuju untuk menyatakan Pas sebagai parti yang kuat jika bertanding sendirian.

Sejarah pilihan raya telah menunjukkan jika Pas bertanding sendirian, maka kerusi yang dimenanginya sikit sahaja. Adalah amat sukar untuk Pas menyaingi kekuatan Umno sebagai parti orang Melayu dan Islam.

Pas hanya kuat pada tahun 1974 apabila menyertai BN, kuat pada tahun 1990 apabila bersama dalam pakatan APU, dan kuat pada tahun 1999 hingga 2014 apabila bergabung dengan parti lain dalam BA dulunya dan PR sekarang.

Saya cukup yakin sekiranya Pas bertanding sendirian, maka kerusi yang dimenangi oleh Pas adalah sedikit sahaja, malah belum tentu boleh membentuk kerajaan negeri di Kelantan.

Jika meragui kenyataan saya ini, Pas boleh mencubanya dengan mengambil tindakan keluar dari PR. Kita tengok pencapaian Pas dalam pilihan raya yang akan datang.

Perlukah Pas menyertai BN?

Jika Pas sudah tidak boleh bekerjasama lagi dengan PR, maka baiklah Pas keluar dari PR. Selagi Pas dalam PR, maka akan selalu ada pandangan bahawa Pas adalah parti yang kuat dan boleh bertahan sendirian, sedangkan realitinya adalah sebaliknya.

Jika Pas keluar dari PR, apakah Pas perlu menyertai BN? Saya fikir bagus untuk keluar dari PR dan menyertai BN. Ada tiga keperluan. Pertama, untuk mengukuhkan kedudukan politik orang Melayu dan Islam. Kedua, untuk membolehkan BN mendapat sokongan dua pertiga majoriti dan seterusnya meluluskan persempadan baru kawasan pilihan raya.

Ketiga, saya mahu tahu kekuatan Pas selepas meninggalkan PR. Apakah Pas akan kekal kuat? Apakah Pas kekal disokong oleh anak muda? Apakah Pas boleh kekal baik dalam BN? Apakah peristiwa Pas dipecat dari BN pada tahun 1978 tidak berulang lagi? Dan paling penting, saya mahu tahu apakah Pas ini parti yang boleh bertahan kerjasamanya dengan parti lain?

Jika merujuk kepada sejarahnya, Pas gagal berrtahan dalam BN, gagal bertahan dalam APU, gagal bertahan dalam BA, dan sekarang saya mahu tengok pula bagaimana kesudahan kerjasamanya dalam PR?

Apa yang perlu Pas lakukan?

Pada saya, yang menghadapi krisis sekarang bukan PR. Yang menghadapi krisis ialah Pas. Bagi mengatasi kemelut ini, sudah sampai masanya pemimpin Pas memanggil perhimpunan agung tergempar.

Biarkan pemimpin akar umbi mengundi membuat keputusan sama ada untuk keluar dari PR, menyertai BN atau keluar PR untuk berdiri dengan kekuatan sendiri. Keputusan majoriti itulah yang perlu diterima sebagai penentu hala tuju masa depan Pas.

Saya fikir sudah sampai masanya pemimpin Pas berfikir dan mengambil keputusan tegas tentang hal ini. Jika sekejap ada pemimpin kata tidak boleh sepakat dengan PR dan sekejap pula ada yang kata boleh sepakat, itu politik yang tidak ada jiwa, tidak ada semangat setia kawan, tidak menentu pendirian politiknya dan tidak ada hala tuju yang jelas.

Yakinlah, jika Pas sudah membuat keputusan tegas, sekurang-kurangnya kemelut politik hari ini boleh reda seketika.

Israel Negara Pengganas - President Evo Morales

Bolivia condemns Israel as 'terrorist state'
Thursday, 31 July 2014 11:41
Bolivian President Evo Morales
Bolivian President Evo Morales lambasts Israel over military offensive in Gaza and tears up a long-standing free entry agreement with the country
Bolivian President Evo Morales declared Israel a "terrorist state" Wednesday and tore up a long-standing visa exemption agreement with the country in protest at the Israeli military offensive in the Gaza strip.
Morales announced that the Bolivian government would now be demanding Israeli visitors apply for a visa in order to enter the South American country, according to Bolivia's El Debernews site.
"We are declaring Israel a terrorist state," Morales said, adding that Israel's military operation meant the country "is not a guarantor of the principles of respect for life that govern the peaceful and harmonious coexistence of our international community."
Earlier in July, Morales filed a request with the United Nations' High Commissioner for Human Rights to prosecute Israel for "crimes against humanity."
Formal diplomatic relations between the two countries were broken off in 2009, during the last major Israeli offensive in Gaza. At that time, Morales labeled the conflict a "genocide."
A visa exemption agreement between Israel and Bolivia was signed in August 1972, during the Bolivian dictatorship. South America is popular destination with young Israelis, who will be affected by the move.
Over the past two weeks five South American countries - Brazil, Ecuador, El Salvador, Peru and Chile - have recalled their ambassadors in Israel, a major act of protest in diplomatic language.
The decision by Brazil in particular angered Israel and a subsequent war of words threatened to spark a serious diplomatic row. Yigal Palmor, a spokesperson for the Israeli Foreign Ministry, slammed South America's largest country, labeling it "politically irrelevant" and a "diplomatic dwarf."
The Israeli Foreign Ministry expressed its "deep disappointment" over the countries' decision, according to The Jerusalem Post, with Palmor sayingWednesday that the nations "would have been much better advised to promote the international move intended to assist Israel in its efforts to defend innocent civilians and instate a durable ceasefire with the demilitarization of Gaza."
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said Monday that a "massacre" was taking place in the Gaza Strip and backed calls from the United Nations for an immediate ceasefire between Israel and Hamas. She maintained that Israel was a "friend" and that the ambassador would return "in due course."
On Tuesday, a statement released by four members of the Mercosur group of South American economies after a summit in the Venezuela capital, Caracas, condemned Israel's "disproportionate use of force." Paraguay did not sign the document

Dari Akhbar Israel: 16 Ribu Anggota Simpanan Akan Dikorbankan!

LIVE UPDATES: Israeli military calls up 16,000 more reserve soldiers
Hagel reiterates support for Israel's right to defend itself; U.S. agrees to Israeli request for ammunition, CNN reports; Israeli delegation returns from Cairo truce talks; ministers order military to press on with Gaza op.
By  Jul. 31, 2014 | 8:00 AM

Israel's Operation Protective Edge entered its 24th day on Thursday. The inner cabinet has ordered the military to press on with the offensive in the Gaza Strip, focusing on the destruction of Hamas' tunnel network.

An Israeli delegation traveled to Cairo on Wednesday for several hours of talks over Egypt’s efforts to broker a truce in Gaza. An official said Israel will continue to allow temporary humanitarian cease-fires in certain areas.

Three Israel Defense Forces soldiers were killed and 12 wounded on Wednesday afternoon in the Khan Yunis area of south Gaza, bringing the death toll in the military to 56. Three Israeli civilians were killed in the current round of fighting.

In Gaza, the death toll in the Israeli operation has topped 1,400, according to Palestinian health officials. More than 7,500 Palestinians have been wounded in the Israeli strikes.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas declared Gaza a "humanitarian disaster area" and urged the international community to protect and provide relief to the battered enclave. In a letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, he accused Israel of committing war crimes.

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Shin Bet Menggunakan Kejayaan Seciputnya Menagkap Seorang Pejuang Hamas Dengan Memburukkan Malaysia

'Pejuang Hamas dilatih di Malaysia' 
Astro Awani |Kemas kini: Julai 31, 2014
(Diterbitkan pada: Julai 31, 2014 11:03 MYT)
'Pejuang Hamas dilatih di Malaysia'
Gambar fail pejuang Hamas

KUALA LUMPUR: Seorang pejuang Hamas yang ditahan Israel mendedahkan dia menerima latihan di Malaysia untuk melancarkan serangan rentas sempadan menggunakan payung terjun berkuasa, menurut satu laporan Jerusalem Post.

Shin Bet (Agensi Sekuriti Israel) berkata suspek tersebut merupakan seorang komander sebuah unit Hamas yang berjaya ditahan di Khan Younis.

Pejuang itu memberitahu para penyiasat bahawa latihan yang diterimanya adalah sebahagian daripada persiapan Hamas untuk menentang Israel di Semenanjung Gaza.

Pejuang itu dikatakan menyertai Hamas pada tahun 2007 dan menjadi ahli sayap ketenteraannya yang bernama Izzadin Kassam.

Dia dilaporkan ke Malaysia pada 2012, di mana dia dan sembilan anggota Hamas lain menjalani latihan menerbangkan payung terjun berkuasa.

Shin Bet berkata pejuang Hamas itu menyertai unit rizab Hamas pada tahun yang sama dan telah ditugaskan untuk operasi-operasi khas.

Pada tahun 2013, pejuang Hamas itu menyertai unit elit dan menerima senapang Kalashnikov untuk dibawa bersamanya pada setiap masa.

Dia kemudian dilatih menggunakan senapang M-16, bom tangan roket dan bom lain.

Pejuang-pejuang tersebut juga telah diajar bagaimana untuk menculik askar dan cara peperangan dalam terowong.

Shin Bet berkata pejuang Hamas itu dijadualkan untuk melatih pejuang lain dalam kemahiran pertempuran bulan ini.

EXCLUSIVE IMAGES: Kegilaan Yahudi Mengebom Pasar

Israel shells Shujaya market in Gaza; 17 killed
MEMO - Wednesday, 30 July 2014 17:41

*** Warning: The following contains some graphic content which may not be suitable for all readers***
At least 17 Palestinians were killed on Wednesday and over 200 others injured when Israeli warplanes pounded a popular market in Shujaya neighborhood in eastern Gaza City, a Palestinian health official said.
"This is another horrific massacre by the Israeli army against armless civilians in Gaza," Health Ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qodra told Anadolu Agency.
Many of the victims were children and women, he said, noting that several wounded Palestinians are in a serious condition.
Rescue operations are still underway in the area, he added.
Eyewitnesses said that body parts are strewn in the site while several shops caught fire in the aftermath of the Israeli raid.
Since July 7, Israel has pounded the Gaza Strip – from air, land and sea – with devastating bombardments with the ostensible aim of halting rocket fire from the strip.

Kesungguhan Usaha Kerajaan Memerangi Rasuah: Ini Buktinya!

Kalau rakyat kata dia ni adalah 'Budak Suruhan' atau 'Alat'
Dia akan marah dan menafikan.......
Patutkah bercakap atau menuntut hal moral denganya?

Kenapa tangguh dakwaan rasuah bekas setiausaha politik pemimpin Umno, soal peguam 
Published: 31 July 2014
Para peguam berkata Peguam Negara Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail mempunyai tanggungjawab moral menerangkan kepada orang ramai jika beliau memutuskan untuk menggugurkan sebarang pendakwaan terhadap individu walaupun ianya tidak dituntut undang-undang. – Gambar The Malaysian Insider oleh 29 Julai, 2014 

Hampir enam bulan berlalu sejak Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM) menyelesaikan siasatan terhadap bekas setiausaha politik dituduh menyalahgunakan dana RM 1.1 juta daripada tiga yayasan yang ditubuhkan untuk membantu rakyat miskin.
SPRM sudah menyerahkan hasil siasatan kepada Pejabat Peguam Negara, tetapi sehingga hari ini masih tiada apa-apa tindakan sehingga menyebabkan beberapa peguam mempersoalkannya.
Para peguam berkata, sebarang penangguhan terhadap pendakwaan kepada mana-mana individu akan menimbulkan keraguan terhadap usaha kerajaan untuk memerangi rasuah di kalangan mereka yang rapat dengan kekuasaan.
Para peguam mengulas penangguhan untuk mendakwa bekas setiausaha politik pemimpin Umno dan seorang pengarah syarikat dengan tuduhan rasuah.
Peguam Datuk Baljit Sidhu yang mengikuti dengan dekat kes ini mengatakan SPRM memulakan operasi terhadap dua orang itu pada September tahun lepas.
Pada Februari kertas siasatan diserahkan kepada Pejabat Peguam Negara, tetapi dipulangkan semula kepada SPRM untuk siasatan lanjutan.
Namun difahamkan, kertas siasatan itu dihantar semula ke Pejabat Peguam Negara tidak lama selepas itu.
“Peguam Negara sekarang harus membuat keputusan sama ada meneruskan dengan pendakwaan atau menggugurkan kes kerana kekurangan bukti,” kata Baljit.
Beliau berkata, adalah lebih baik jika Gani bersedia untuk menyatakan pendirian yangjelas jika memutuskan untuk tidak meneruskan pendakwaan.
"Semua kes jenayah melibatkan kepentingan awam dan Peguam Negara secara moralnya wajib menjelaskan jika enggan meneruskan pendakwaan, kerana ia membabitkan individu yang berkait dengan ahli politik terkenal," katanya.
Pengarah Eksekutif Lawyers for Liberty Eric Paulsen berkata, timbul persoalan penangguhan dakwaan yang terlalu lama selepas SPRM selesai menjalankan siasatan.
"Melengahkannya akan menimbulkan persoalan sama ada wujud campur tangan politik atau layanan istimewa apabila membabitkan personaliti yang berkaitan dengan kerajaan pemerintah," katanya.
Paulsen berkata, Peguam Negara perlu bertindak pantas dan tegas dalam kes ini demi mengembalikan semula keyakinan rakyat terhadap SPRM dan sistem keadilan.
SPRM memulakan siasatan pada September lalu selepas setiausaha politik kepada seorang ahli politik terkenal ditahan kerana didakwa menyalahgunakan dana kerajaan di bawah program Akhiri Zaman Miskin (1AZAM).
Setiausaha politik dan seorang pengarah syarikat yayasan disiasat selepas wang program itu didakwa tidak digunakan untuk membantu golongan miskin, sebaliknya untuk tujuan politik.
SPRM juga merampas 10 kenderaan mewah milik suspek termasuk Toyota Alphard, Golf GTI, Toyota Vellfire dan Toyota Camry.
Program 1AZAM merupakan inisiatif kerajaan membantu golongan miskin di bawah Kementerian Wanita, Keluarga dan Pembangunan Masyarakat.
Kedua-dua suspek sepatutnya didakwa Februari lalu, tetapi dibebaskan 11 jam kemudiannya dengan ikat jamin RM50,000 setiap seorang.
Ekoran itu, Ahli Panel Penasihat Perundingan dan Pencegahan Rasuah SPRM yang dipengerusikan Tan Sri Johan Jaafar meminta penjelasan Gani.
Menurut Gani, kes itu perlu diteliti dengan lebih mendalam sebelum pendakwaan dilakukan.
SPRM kemudian menjelaskan kertas siasatan diserahkan kembali kepada mereka untuk mengumpul lebih banyak bukti daripada pelbagai sudut prinsip dan alternatif lain.
Difahamkan, kes itu berkaitan dengan penahanan Datuk Suhaimi Ibrahim, setiausaha politik kepada bekas menteri Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil yang ditahan SPRM untuk siasatan lanjut.
Suhaimi berkata, beliau disiasat atas dakwaan menyalahgunakan tabung program 1AZAM, manakala tujuh lagi pegawai kementerian turut disiasat.
"Tidak ada apa yang perlu disembunyikan. Saya ditahan tetapi maklumat yang disiarkan di blog dan portal online tidak semuanya benar," katanya.
SPRM dilaporkan merampas 10 kenderaan mewah milik Suhaimi, namun beliau menafikan ia miliknya.
"Kereta itu bukan saya punya," kata ahli perniagaan berusia 54 tahun itu yang juga bekas Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (Adun) Benta, Pahang. – 31 Julai, 2014.

Rupanya Iron Dome Dah Jadi Iron Doom!

Rupanya tak sampai 20% dari roket yang lancarkan Hamas berjaya dipintas Iron Dome yang digahkan itu
Dahlah askarnya jenis pengecut dan bacul......
Itulah sebabnya Israel dah mula kecut telor!

Gaza toll passes 1,300 on day 23 of Israeli assault

At least 76 people died in Israeli strikes across Gaza Wednesday, including 16 killed when shells hit a U.N. school, sending the Palestinian toll from 23 days of fighting above 1,300, AFP reported.
The deadliest strike was at a U.N.-run school in Jabaliya refugee camp in northern Gaza, where 16 people were killed and scores were wounded when two shells slammed into the facility, drawing a furious denunciation from the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees.
In another strike on a house in Tuffah neighborhood in northeastern Gaza City, seven members of the same family were killed, among them four children and a woman, emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said.
In the southern city of Khan Younes, a single strike killed nine members of the same family, including a child, Qudra said, and in a later incident, seven members of another family also died as Israeli tank shelling struck the city.
Later in the day, medics pulled the bodies of another seven people from the rubble of a house in Khan Younes, also from the same family.
In another shelling attack in Gaza City, an 11-year-old disabled girl was killed, and a 16-year-old girl died in a strike on central Gaza.
Another 28 people were killed in various attacks across the Gaza Strip as Israeli ground troops made a "significant advance" into the tiny coastal territory which is home to 1.7 million people.
So far, 1,306 people have been killed and more than 7,200 wounded since the start of the Israeli offensive, which began with an intensive air campaign on July 8 and expanded when Israel sent ground troops into the Gaza periphery on July 17.
Figures released at 1200 GMT Tuesday by the U.N. humanitarian agency OCHA give a figure of 1,118 dead, including at least 827 civilians, among them 243 children.
Of the 6,233 injured, 1,949 were children, it said.
OCHA also said up to 240,000 Palestinians had been internally displaced by the fighting, with the U.N. agency for refugees saying more than 200,000 of them had taken refuge in 85 of its shelters. The rest were staying with relatives or friends.
On the Israeli side, the conflict has also cost the lives of 53 soldiers, all of whom were killed since the ground operation began, as well as two civilians and a Thai agricultural worker who were killed by rocket fire.
The army says that during its offensive it has attacked some 4,100 targets in Gaza, and militants have fired more than 2,670 rockets, of which 2,102 struck Israel and another 513 of which were shot down by its missile defense system, Iron Dome.
Since midnight (2100 GMT Tuesday), 23 rockets have struck Israel and three more were shot down, a military spokeswoman said.

Air Mata Buaya Saudi.....

Saudi crocodile tears over Gaza 
David Hearst 
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 13:52
David Hearst
David Hearst
It is tough work being the Saudi ambassador to the UK. First, you have to stir yourself into action to deny the undeniable: The Israeli attack on Gaza comes with Saudi backing. That, in itself, is demeaning. But no sooner has your wrath been righteously expressed, than a colleague contradicts you. Worse still, he's the boss's brother. What is a prince to do?
In his reply to my column, Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf Al Saud wrote: "To think that Saudi Arabia, which has committed itself to supporting and protecting the rights of all Palestinians to self-determination and sovereignty would knowingly support the Israeli action is quite frankly a grotesque insult." He then admits "dealings" between the Kingdom and Israel but claims those "limited to bring about a plan for peace." Then he says:
"The Palestinian people are our brothers and sisters -whether they are Muslim Arabs or Christian Arabs. Be assured we, the people and Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, will never ever give up on them, we will never do anything to harm them, we will do all we can to help them in their rightful claim to their own homeland and return of lands taken illegally from them."
Hardly was the ink dry on this official news release, when Prince Turki al-Faisal, Bin Nawaf's predecessor as UK ambassador, former intelligence chief and the brother of the current foreign minister wrote in al-Sharq al-Awast that Hamas was to blame for firing rockets and for refusing to accept Egypt's ceasefire plan (which would have disarmed them). This is Israel's and Egypt's view too.
So which is it? Does the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia support Palestinians in their resistance to the occupation? Or does it support the siege manned by Israel and Egypt, until Gaza is demilitarized? These are two clear policies - support for the Palestinian resistance to the occupation and ending the siege of Gaza, or keeping the siege in place until all factions in Gaza are disarmed. Either Israel is engaging in genocide (strong words, Mr. Ambassador) or the resisters are terrorists who must be disarmed. Decide what it is you want the Kingdom to say. You can't say both. You can't swear allegiance to the Palestinians and give a nod and a wink to their killers.
And are the kingdom's dealings with Israel really "limited to bring about a plan for peace"? You are privy to the cables, Mr. Ambassador. Tell us what passed between Prince Bandar and the Mossad director Tamir Pardo at that hotel in Aqaba in November last year. The Jordanians leaked it to an Israeli newspaper in Eilat. Were Bandar and Pardo: 1. soaking up the winter sun, 2. talking about the Arab Peace Initiative, or 3. plotting how to bomb Iran?
And why are your new friends the Israelis being so loquacious? Why, to take the latest example, did Dan Gillerman, Israeli ambassador to the UN 2003-08, say at the weekend that "representatives from the Gulf states told us to finish the job in Gaza time and again." Finish the job? Killing over 1,000 Palestinians, most of them civilian. Is that what you meant when you said "we will never do anything to harm them"?
The carnage in Gaza at least gives the world clear sight of the protagonists. The wonder of it is that all are American allies, three have US bases on their soil and a fourth is a member of Nato. America's problems in the Middle East are more to do with their sworn allies than their sworn enemies.
On one side, stands Israel, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, United Arab Emirates and Jordan. They consider themselves the voice of reason and moderation, but their methods are violent - the military coup in Egypt and the attack on Gaza have all happened in the space of 12 months. On the other, stands Turkey, Qatar, the Muslim Brotherhood and its affliate Hamas.
We should, however, talk of governments rather people, because one reason why the government of Saudi Arabia has such an extreme position on Hamas and the Brotherhood in general, is that it knows full well that its own people don't share their view.
Saudi Arabia's leading pollster Rakeen found that 95 percent out of a representative sample of 2,000 Saudis supported the continuation of the Palestinian resistance factions. Only three per cent did not. Eighty-two percent supported the firing of rockets into Israel and 14 percent opposed it. The kingdom's hatred of Islamism stems not from the fact that it presents a rival interpretation of Islam. It is that it presents to a believer, a democratic alternative. That is what really scares the monarchy.
The proof of all those secret Saudi-Israeli meetings is to be seen in the behavior of Egypt. It is impossible to believe that its new president Abdel Fattah al Sisi could act towards Hamas in Gaza independently of his paymasters in Riyadh. He who pays the piper -- $5 billion after the coup, $20 billion now -- calls the tune.
Sisi sees Hamas entirely through the prism of the Muslim Brotherhood he deposed last year. Hamas is villified in the lickspittle Egyptian press as the enemy of Egypt. A trickle of aid has been allowed through the border crossing at Rafah, and it is sporadically opened to a few thousand wounded Palestinians. The Israeli Army is not alone in blowing up Hamas' tunnels. The Egyptian army announced recently they had blown up 13 more, a deed which earned them the title of being "a sincere neighbor" of Israel. Sisi is content to let Hamas and Gaza take a hammering, and make no efforts to get a ceasefire. The last initiative was not even negotiated with Hamas.
Mubarak made a similar miscalculation during the 2006 incursion into Lebanon, supporting an operation which he believed would cripple Hezbollah. In the end he was forced to send his son Gamal to Beirut to express Egypt's support for the Lebanese people. Both the kingdom and Sisi know that dropping the Palestinian card is a risky business.
Saudi Arabia is treading a fine line. According to my sources, Netanyahu's rejection of Kerry's peace initiative over the weekend was due in part to the full support of its Arab allies. Saudi Arabia's active support is keeping this brutal war going.
This article was first published by the Huffington Post