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Friday, December 29, 2017

Teen abducted by man posing as cop found safe

Bernama - December 29, 2017
Nur Syaminn

KUANTAN: A 16-year-old teenager, who was allegedly abducted by a man impersonating a policeman yesterday, was found safe in Raub today.

Raub district police chief Supt Wan Mohd Zahari Wan Busu said Nur Syaminn Nabila Mohd Shapawi was found at 11.05am at a bus station after she contacted her family members and informed them that she was in town.

“The victim claimed to have boarded the bus from Kuala Lumpur to Raub and was immediately picked up at the bus station and taken to Raub Hospital and Kuala Lipis for an examination,” he said when contacted here.

Wan Mohd Zahari said police were still trying to locate the suspect who pretended to be a police sergeant who was recently posted to the Sungai Ruan police station, when he abducted the victim.

The dark-skinned, thin suspect, who introduced himself as Faiz, was believed to have tricked the victim’s mother by saying he needed the girl’s help to take his newly-purchased motorcycle from a shop in Sungai Ruan to his house, which was in the vicinity. The last she saw was her daughter leaving in the suspect’s car.

“We hope the public will not speculate or make assumptions regarding the case as investigations are ongoing,” he said.

He said the case was being investigated under Section 363 and Section 170 of the Penal Code for abduction and impersonating a public servant.

BREAKING RUMOUR : Major component to PULL OUT of BN . . .

Friday, December 29, 2017

Had a pow wow with some Bersatu and DAP folks this morning. Tomorrow is Bersatu's General Assembly. 

The General Assembly starts at 8:00 AM at Aras 7, Ideal Convention Centre Shah Alam, IDCC Mall,  Jalan Pahat  L 15/L, Seksyen 15, Shah Alam. 

The BN is over folks. They are dead. There is serious doubt and infighting going on inside UMNO.  Super Moron's  gatekeepers have built a solid wall around the him. He is totally cut off from reality.   He does not even know whether he is coming or going. The smart beggars in the entourage are singing his praises to the sky and lining their own pockets.

Amidst all this I just heard something else. A major component party of the BN will announce a pullout from the BN. The time of the announcement has been suggested but I do not wish to reveal it here. Or by any private email either. Sorry. 

Once they make the announcement it is game over for the BN. 

More importantly, much much more importantly it is also a very clever move because it will put a cap on the "power sharing"  that must fall into place with a Pakatan Harapan government.  Meaning there will NOT be confusion, chaos or any one party holding an overwhelming majority in a Pakatan government. It will add significant "stability" to Pakatan Harapan.  So dont worry folks. 

Just keep this in mind :  "Zero Votes For The BN"

Posted by Syed Akbar Ali at 2:34:00 PM   

Thursday, December 28, 2017


Malaysia Chronicle | December 28, 2017
PAS has always been the party that represents those who cannot think. It does not matter that some of them may have university degrees. The vast majority of them just cannot think. 

And sadly, all of them are not relevant.

Let me repeat my ‘sucked up by aliens theory’. If a space ship came out of the sky and sucked up all the PAS members, there will be absolutely no negative effect on the world. In fact places like Kelantan will certainly become better if there was no PAS.

Here is that really dumb statement by Hadi: said only Muslims will occupy decision-making roles in PAS cabinet

statement by Hadi target most conservative sections of Muslim

PAS killing whatever chances of attracting non-Muslim support.negate strategy of fielding non-Muslim candidates.

PAS’ way of convincing Malay it is champion of Islamic issues

PAS ultra-conservative in administration.

According to PAS, head of state, cabinet must be Islamic

Muslims policymakers

Non-Muslims only experts and managers.

PAS fielding non-Muslim candidates in 14th general election.

(Hadi says) if you vote PAS, whole cabinet Malay
if you vote BN, cabinet diverse

Hadi chasing away non-Muslim votes for PAS

party believes (non-Muslims) are inferior…

that they not part of government

My comments I dont know if this moron was born stupid or if he was dropped on his head. 

There is an election around the corner. In Malaysia every constituency has significant non muslim minorities.  

The only places where the non Muslims do not really matter are Kelantan and maybe Terengganu. Obviousoly Hadi wants to keep the two states in the stone age.

When pas-pis-pus mursyidul am was struck by heart problems he went to the US for treatment.  Obviously the kafir health and medical policies there have created a more Islamic system of health care.

In Malaysia, the same mursyidul am of pas-pis-pus was a practitioner of ‘perubatan jin dan jembalang’.  Using jin to chase away the jembalang. But the jins were not able to heal him. The kafir doctors had treated him successfully before.

These people are not relevant. They are stupid. Those Malays who support them are also not relevant for their own good. It is a waste of time even talking about them. They are all just stupid.


Thursday, December 21, 2017

Perak cops to probe widow’s report over husband’s death

 | December 21, 2017
Perak CID chief Gan Tian Kee says the Tapah police has opened a police enquiry paper (PEP) on the matter.
IPOH: Perak police will conduct an investigation into a police report lodged by a woman claiming that her husband was shot dead by police personnel in May.
Perak CID chief Gan Tian Kee said Tapah district police headquarters (IPD) had opened a police enquiry paper (PEP) on the matter and a full report would be submitted to the deputy public prosecutor for further action.
“The police view seriously the complainant’s claim and a detailed investigation will be conducted before action is taken. We will also get evidence from her,” he said in a statement here, today.
Gan said the widow, R. Vaijentimala, lodged a police report at Ipoh IPD yesterday.
“The woman claimed that her husband, M. Marimuthu left the house in a Toyota Hilux for the market in Pengkalan here, about 7am, on May 24 and did not return home.”

He said the next day, the woman was shocked after finding out that her husband had been shot dead by police in Air Kuning, Tapah.
Yesterday, the 41-year old demanded an investigation be carried out on those involved in killing her husband.
On May 24, Perak police chief Hasnan Hassan had revealed that police shot dead a 40-year-old, who they believed to be the mastermind of Geng Pam and 04.
The gangs were active in Muallim, Tapah and Manjung.
He said a shootout had taken place and the suspect took two bullets in the chest and died at the scene.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Akan ada kerajaan baru: Keyakinan HARAPAN berdasarkan apa?

Mengapa HARAPAN yakin akan ada k’jaan baru
Disember 16, 2017
Oleh Liew Chin Tong

Malaysia akan mempunyai kerajaan baru sekiranya Umno kalah 40 kerusi di Semenanjung Malaysia kepada Pakatan Harapan (HARAPAN).

Jika 50 peratus pengundi Melayu memilih HARAPAN, pakatan pembangkang malah akan menubuhkan kerajaan dengan dua per tiga majoriti. Ini adalah realiti.

Justeru, saya terkejut dengan hakikat bahawa sesetengah penganalisis politik dan ahli politik enggan memahami dinamik pilihan raya dan demografik berkenaan faktor yang akan menentukan keputusan pilihan raya umum (PRU) akan datang.

Klise politik dan realiti

Masalah paling besar di kalangan yang kononnya cerdik pandai ini adalah mereka suka mengulangi klise yang mereka sendiri tidak faham.

Sesetengah mereka tidak anggap pengundi Melayu akan menukar undi secara beramai-ramai.

Penilaian mereka ini menggunakan hujah bahawa meskipun pengundi Melayu mengundi pembangkang sebelum ini, tiada pertukaran undi yang ketara di kalangan pengundi Melayu yang tetap mengundi Barisan Nasional dalam dua pilihan raya umum yang lalu.

Dengan itu, mereka cuba menjustifikasikan teori mereka. Mereka melihat Sabah dan Sarawak sebagai agen perubahan dan bukannya Semenanjung.
Menurut perkiraan saya pula, perubahan di Sarawak tidak ketara kerana gambaran yang diberikan kerajaan Sarawak yang seolah-olah mengamalkan politik pro-autonomi, selain keadaan muka bumi negeri itu.

Sementara Sabah pula mempunyai situasi yang menarik. Pada PRU 2013, pembangkang cuma menang 3 kerusi parlimen. BN menang beberapa kerusi dengan kurang daripada 50 peratus undi popular yang disebabkan oleh pertembungan lebih daripada dua penjuru.

Kini dengan kehadiran Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal sebagai pemimpin pembangkang baru di pantai timur, serta mendapat sokongan dari kalangan Kadazan-Dusun-Murut, pembangkang sebenarnya mampu menang sehingga 10 kerusi parlimen.

Bagaimanapun, pertarungan utama masih lagi di Semenanjung.

Pertarungan rebut Semenanjung

Dalam PRU lalu, Umno menang 88 kerusi parlimen seluruh negara. Empat belas daripada jumlah itu adalah di Sabah dan satu di Wilayah Persekutuan Labuan.

Daripada 73 kerusi di Semenanjung, kira-kira 30 daripada jumlah itu merupakan kawasan parlimen yang sangat kecil, selalunya sama saiz dengan jumlah peneroka Felda, selain terletak di kawasan pedalaman.
Meskipun dengan pertukaran undi yang besar di kalangan pengundi Melayu, tidak mudah Pakatan Harapan memenangi kerusi-kerusi ini.

Lebih 40 kerusi yang lain adalah kerusi campuran dengan majoriti Melayu yang mempunyai jumlah pengundi bukan Melayu yang agak besar menetap di kawasan itu. Kebanyakan kerusi ini terletak di kawasan separa bandar di mana sejumlah besar generasi mudanya tinggal di Kuala Lumpur dan kawasan metropolitan lain.

Pada PRU 2013, Pakatan Rakyat memenangi 80 daripada 165 kerusi. Ketika ini, PAS memegang 14 kerusi yang tidak lagi boleh dianggap kerusi HARAPAN. DAP pula kalah di Teluk Intan pada pilihan raya kecil pada 2014.

Ketika ini, HARAPAN memperoleh parlimen Pagoh melalui penyertaan Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin dalam barisan pembangkang. Wakil HARAPAN keseluruhannya menyandang 66 kerusi di Semenanjung.

Cabaran pilihan raya untuk HARAPAN adalah untuk memenangi 100 daripada 165 kerusi di Semenanjung.
Sekiranya berjaya dicapai, ia bererti pertukaran undi yang besar di kalangan pengundi Melayu yang juga bereti pemilihan lebih ramai ahli parlimen Melayu berbanding bukan Melayu.
Kedua-dua situasi ini penting bagi berdepan cabaran selepas pilihan raya dalam penubuhan kerajaan yang stabil oleh HARAPAN.

Dengan kemenangan HARAPAN ke atas 100 atau lebih kerusi di Semenanjung, dengan 15 hingga 20 kerusi tambahan dikongsi bersama HARAPAN dan parti sekutu di Sabah dan Sarawak, ia dapat menjamin sebuah kerajaan baru ditubuhkan.

Mampukah HARAPAN menangi 100 kerusi di Semenanjung?

Meskipun tanpa mempertimbangkan kerusi di Kelantan dan Terengganu, sudah ada sekurang-kurangnya 40 kerusi yang dimenangi BN dengan majoriti kecil di pantai barat Semenanjung yang boleh dimenangi HARAPAN. (Demi menjaga kepentingan strategi, saya tidak akan namakan kerusi-kerusi ini, namun pembaca boleh membuat kajian sendiri untuk mengetahui kerusi-kerusi ini.)

Kelompok 1 – Perlis/Kedah - 10
Kelompok 2 – Pulau Pinang/Perak Utara - 7
Kelompok 3 – Selangor Utara/Perak Selatan - 8
Kelompok 4 – Muar (Johor) - 5
Kelompok 5 – Johor Selatan - 6
Kelompok 6 - Pahang - 4

Kerusi di Perlis dan Kedah kebanyakannya adalah kerusi dengan majoriti besar Melayu. Dengan faktor Mahathir, Kedah akan mempunyai dinamiknya sendiri.

Kerusi marginal BN di pantai barat yang selebihnya adalah kebanyakannya mempunyai maksimum 65 peratus pengundi Melayu, yang bererti ia merangkumi jumlah pengundi bukan Melayu yang agak besar. Bagi kerusi pantai barat, faktor PAS boleh diabaikan.

Pertembungan tiga penjuru rugikan Umno

Saya sebelum ini berhujah bahawa Umno akan mendapati strategi pertembungan tiga penjuru akan menutup peluang Umno berbanding HARAPAN untuk menang di kerusi marginal.
Di kerusi campuran dengan majoriti Melayu, pengundi bukan Melayu lebih cenderung mengundi calon HARAPAN berbanding Umno atau PAS.

Sekiranya sentimen antikerajaan di kalangan pengundi Melayu ketika ini bertahan, sesetengah penyokong Umno dan PAS pada PRU 2013 akan turut mengundi HARAPAN.
Umno pula memerlukan penyokong setia Presiden PAS Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang untuk mengundi calon Umno berbanding memberikan undi kepada PAS di kerusi pantai barat yang mana PAS tidak mempunyai peluang untuk menang.

Tidak mengejutkan sekiranya dalam masa terdekat ini Umno yang akan mengarahkan agar strategi tiga penjuru tidak digunakan. Perdebatan tentang tiga penjuru ketika ini, termasuk di kalangan penyokong pembangkang, sebenarnya hanya membuang masa.

Timbalan Perdana Menteri yang juga merupakan Timbalan Presiden Umno Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi dan Menteri Kebudayaan dan Pelancongan Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz masing-masing memberi amaran secara terbuka berkenaan strategi tiga penjuru yang mungkin merugikan Umno.

Difahami, kerusi Bagan Datok (kerusi Zahid) dan Padang Rengas (kerusi Nazri) merupakan kawasan pantai barat seumpamanya yang saya gambarkan di atas.
Kejutan lain buat Umno adalah apabila Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Razak mengadakan mesyuarat dengan pemimpin Umno Kelantan baru-baru ini di kediaman Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah.

Dalam mesyuarat itu, Najib diberitahu bahawa Umno Kelantan tidak berhasrat bertembung dengan PAS di setiap kerusi. Keengganan pemimpin peringkat negeri Umno untuk bekerjasama dengan PAS telah membantutkan strategi rapuh pertembungan tiga penjuru Najib.

Medan pertempuran separa bandar

Memandangkan HARAPAN (dan begitu juga sebelum ini Pakatan Rakyat) sebelum ini lebih berpengaruh di kawasan bandar, memahami jiwa pengundi separa bandar adalah penting bagi menjamin kemenangan pembangkang.

HARAPAN perlu mencipta pakatan pembangkang mesra rakyat yang berpotensi menang yang mampu menarik sekurang-kurangnya separuh daripada pengundi Melayu dan melonjakkan sokongan yang besar daripada bukan Melayu.
Saya tidak pernah kata ia kerja mudah. Apa yang saya kata adalah Umno dan BN kini sangat rapuh di kawasan separa bandar di pantai barat, iaitu kerusi campuran dengan majoriti Melayu yang dimenangi BN dengan majoriti tipis pada PRU 2013.

Dari satu sisi, kawasan-kawasan ini ibarat “Rust Belt” pembangkang, iaitu kawasan yang dulunya mempunyai industri yang pesat membangun namun kini terjejas akibat ekonomi.

Jika Umno kalah lebih kurang 40 kerusi ini dengan pertukaran undi yang memihak kepada HARAPAN, semestinya ia akan melahirkan sebuah kerajaan baru.

The Monarchy, Shaman and the Power of Sosial Media

By A Kadir Jasin

RA ra Rasputin
Lover of the Russian queen
There was a cat that really was gone
Ra ra Rasputin
Russia's greatest love machine
It was a shame how he carried on. - Boney M, Rasputin.

Contemporary historians had credited the allegedly amorous relationship between Russian Queen, Tsarina Alexandra, and the mystic Grigori Yefimovic Rasputin with the eventual fall of the Russian monarchy.

According to Wikipedia, in late 1906 Rasputin began acting as a healer to Alexei, the only son of Tsar Nicholas II and his wife. Alexei, who was the heir to the throne, suffered from haemophilia.

Rasputin was a divisive figure, seen by some Russians as a mystic, visionary, and prophet, and by others as a religious charlatan.

The high point of Rasputin's power was in 1915, when Nicholas left St Petersburg to oversee Russian armies fighting World War 1, increasing both Alexandra and Rasputin's influence.

As Russian defeats in the war mounted, however, both Rasputin and Alexandra became increasingly unpopular. In the early morning of 30th December 1916, Rasputin was assassinated by a group of conservative noblemen who opposed his influence over Alexandra and the Tsar.

Finally the people rose against the Tsar and on the nights of July 16 and 17, 1918 the Tsar, his wife and five children were put to death. Their horrifying end was no better than that of King Louis XVI of France and his hated Queen, Marie Antoinette, 125 years earlier.

But the Russian monarchy was not alone to fall victim of mystics and religious deviationists. Many other empires, kingdoms and sultanates had also fallen under the spell of Rasputin-like characters. Some perished as a result.

These characters – male and female – came in many forms and varied names. They are called shamans, soothsayers, astrologers, bomoh, kiyai, pandit and pujari to name a few.

That emperors and empresses, kings and queens, sultans and sultanahs were so prone to being influenced by these usurpers was beyond comprehension. Maybe they thought they were dewa and devi and were generally detached from the real world.

Dwindling Monarchy

In this day and age, however, there aren’t that many emperors, kings, sultans and sheikhs left to be exploited by modern day Rasputins.

As of this year, out of 193 member countries of the United Nations, only 28 have monarchs and most of them are constitutional figure heads.

But we in Malaysia are special. In addition to one supreme ruler – the Yang di-Pertuan Agong – we have nine state rulers (Sultan, Yam Tuan and Raja).

Around us many countries had done away with monarchy. At the time of Indian independence in 1947, there were 565 princely states with maharaja and maharani. Today there are none. They ceased to exist from 1971 when the Privy Purse was abolished.

Indonesia too had many kingdoms and sultanates. Some 220 kingdoms and sultanates had existed in Indonesia but today only a handful remain largely as cultural and historical entities. Countries like China, Vietnam, Laos and Burma had all done away with the monarchy totally.

Back to the shamans, soothsayers, astrologers, bomoh, kiyai, pandit, pujari, pawang buaya and ahli sihir, many have gone through transformation and adaptation, and continue to remain influential.

They are present at palace ceremonies and cultural celebrations of the rich and famous. Some of them – Muslims and non–Muslims - are known to have considerable influence over important state matters.

Hopefully our Rulers, being Muslims and guardians of the Islamic faith, are mindful of the deviant (khurafat) practices of these people.

In Saudi Arabia, one of the few absolute monarchies in the world, sihir (black magic) is punishable by death.

Also be mindful that in this day and age of instantaneous communication and the prevalence of social media, nothing is secret and sacred.

Wallahua’lam. Only God knows

Monday, December 18, 2017

Is ECRL project an investment or a loan?

December 17, 2017
Daim: Is ECRL project an investment or a loan?
Farhan Darwis
SUBANG JAYA: Former finance minister Daim Zainuddin has questioned if the RM60 billion East Coast Railway Link (ECRL) project was a form of investment to the country, or if it is actually a loan.

He said if the government has to repay the cost of the project — which reportedly will be funded through a loan from the Export-Import Bank of China — then it is the latter, not an investment like Putrajaya had claimed.

“If it’s true that the project brings in money, then okay. How much investment does it bring (to the country)?

“Does the train (ECRL) bring in money?

“If it’s a loan, it has to be paid back. If it has to be paid back, is that an investment? If you’re an investor, what would you say?

“(You would say) it’s not an investment, it’s a loan.”

Daim was speaking to reporters after a closed-door dialogue session here today, urging the government to bring investments into the country so job opportunities will be made available to the people.

He said this is a matter that has to be dealt with immediately, considering the fact that the public, including university graduates, are facing difficulty securing employment.

“Investments are important to create jobs. There are reports stating that many can’t get a job.

“So the government should create an environment where investors will come in, resulting in job opportunities.

“I read a report by Malaysian Trades Union Congress which spoke about retrenchment. So we have to address this issue immediately,” he said.

Certain quarters have expressed concern over investments from China in Malaysia, especially on the aspect of the country’s sovereignty.

Prime Minister Najib Razak, however, has denied such claims, saying the government will continue to protect Malaysia’s independence.

Read moreECRL will only burden Malaysians

Sunday, December 17, 2017

MA63 talks must be with Malaya, not Malaysia

Warisan: MA63 talks must be with Malaya, not Malaysia
Tracy Patrick  -  December 17, 2017
Mazliwati Abdul Malek Chua

KOTA KINABALU: The question of whether Malaya is masquerading as Malaysia has indeed opened the proverbial can of worms, particularly on the issue of reviewing the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63), says Parti Warisan Sabah.

Warisan supreme council member Mazliwati Abdul Malek Chua said the question asked by political activist Zainnal Ajamain and reported by FMT, was a bombshell that could seriously hamper any attempt to discuss the MA63.

“When Sabah Chief Minister Musa Aman said the Sabah government is in the process of negotiating MA63, who are they negotiating with?

“By right, according to Article VIII of the MA63, Sabah should be negotiating with the Federation of Malaya.

“We do not see this government of Malaya anymore. In its place, we see the federal government but it does not and should not represent the government of Malaya,” she said.

Mazliwati, a lawyer, said any negotiation or review of the MA63 would require the presence of all representatives from the four signatories, that is Malaya, Sabah, Sarawak and the United Kingdom of Britain (Singapore left Malaysia in 1965).

She added that it was also not enough to only include Sabah, Sarawak and Malaya in the discussion as the MA63 was an international treaty and was filed with the United Nations (UN).

She said to have the current federal government sit as the representative of the Federation of Malaya was wrong because the current federal government comprised leaders from Sabah and Sarawak as well.

“The presence of Sabahans and Sarawakians in the federal government means this is not a Federation of Malaya.

“Yet, the government of the Federation of Malaya must exist and cannot be represented by mere appointees.

“We are talking about an international treaty here, which means government to government,” she said.

Mazliwati said Sabahans and Sarawakians were tired of the political games played by the BN government when it came to delivering what was due to them, and were eager to go back to the discussion table to address the breaches committed over the past five decades.

She pointed out that many leaders in Sabah, and especially in Sarawak, were more than ready to present their case but could not proceed further other than talking to the press and delivering sugar-coated statements about upcoming “negotiations” or discussions.

“The truth is, they also do not know who to talk to because the prime minister is not a representative of the Federation of Malaya. He is the representative of Malaysia. Why should we talk to him?

“Musa said he is in the process of negotiating the agreement, presumably with the current federal government, which means he either doesn’t know MA63 or he is duping the people.

“But the breaches, reportedly more than 50 now, must be addressed and rectified or we risk the collapse of the whole agreement and that will put the future of the federation in jeopardy,” she said.

She said the only solution she could think of was to reinstate the Federation of Malaya in order for discussions to proceed.

However, she pondered if the current federal government could actually afford to do it and how long it would take to do so.

“I don’t see any other way. But I hope it will not take another 50 years before we see any progress. Sabahans demand their rights now, as 54 years is long enough a wait.”

[ Activist: Federal Court ruling on IGC Report opens can of worms

[ Federal Court: Sabah, Sarawak cannot depend on 1962 report to enforce rights

[ More than 50 breaches of MA63 by federal government, says activist

OKU syahid: enceroboh pecah masuk rumah anda dan mendakwa sebahagian rumah anda kononnya hak milik mutlak mereka.

Inilah OKU yang dibunuh askar Israel
16 DISEMBER 2017
Ibrahim Abu Thurayeh. - Foto sumber AFP

KEHILANGAN kedua-dua kaki, menggunakan kerusi roda dan berisiko ditembak mati tidak menghalang Ibrahim Abu Thurayeh, 29 untuk memprotes tindakan Donald Trump mengisytiharkan Baitulmaqdis sebagai ibu kota Israel.

Malah, sebelum maut ditembak oleh askar Israel, protes semalam bukanlah protes dan pertembungan pertama Ibrahim dengan askar Israel.

Ibrahim yang didakwa kehilangan kedua-dua kakinya pada 2014 dilaporkan sebelum ini aktif menyertai pertembungan diantara penduduk Palestin dan askar rejim Zionis di bandar Gaza dan Tebing Barat.
Dalam kebanyakan foto yang merakam Ibrahim, soldadu OKU berkenaan dilihat dengan berani mara berkerusi roda sambil mengibarkan bendera Palestin, tatkala rakan seperjuangan tunduk mengelak hujan peluru getah dan bom pemedih mata.

Hamba ALLAH S.W.T. tersebut akhirnya gugur semalam selepas ditembak di sempadan berhampiran bandar Gaza.

Mangsa yang dibawa ke hospital al-Shifa di bandar sama diisytiharkan meninggal dunia oleh petugas perubatan.

Ketika ini, beribu-ribu lagi rakyat Palestin berterusan bersemangat bangkit untuk menentang penjajahan haram oleh Israel.

Ekoran pengisytiharan 'muka tak malu'  Presiden Amerika Syarikat, dijangka lebih hebat lagi protes-protes yang akan bukan sahaja dijalankan di Palestin, malah di seluruh dunia.
Walaupun negara-negara paling berpengaruh di dunia seperti Amerika Syarikat 'membenarkan' kewujudan negara haram Israel, semangat juang penduduk Palestin tidak pernah rapuh walaupun sudah ramai yang gugur menyembah bumi.

Bayangkan jika ada penceroboh pecah masuk rumah anda dan mendakwa sebahagian rumah anda kononnya hak milik mutlak mereka.

Tak cukup dengan itu, 'jiran-jiran rumah' di sekeliling 'rumah' anda buat tidak peduli dan tidak tahu, malah ada jiran yang bersetuju dengan kata penceroboh tersebut.

[ARTIKEL BERKAITAN: 367 penduduk Palestin cedera dibelasah askar Israel]

Bagaimanakah perasaan anda? Adakah anda akan berdiam diri? Adakah ia akan menjadi satu alasan kukuh untuk anda bermati-matian berjuang mempertahankan hak?

Al-Fatihah kepada Ibrahim Abu Thurayeh. - sumber

Kaitan: 'Jangan berani isytihar Baitulmaqdis milik Israel'

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Islamic State: What happened to all the foreign fighters?

FMT - December 16, 2017
WASHINGTON: An estimated 40,000 people traveled from around the world to take up arms for the Islamic State group as it occupied territory in Syria and Iraq and declared a caliphate in 2014.

A few hundred are believed to still be fighting as IS struggles to survive, having lost most of its territory to campaigns by Western-backed Syrian and Iraqi coalition armies.

But what happened to the rest?

Many thousands were certainly killed in the intense fighting, but US experts believe many have survived, posing a formidable threat going ahead.

“The issue is: how many have died? How many are still there and willing to fight? How many have gone elsewhere to fight?” said Seth Jones, director of the International Security and Defense Policy Center at the Rand Corporation.

“How many have given up? I don’t think we have a good answer.”

International counterterror groups are putting huge efforts into answering those questions, working hard to name, count and track IS foreign fighters.

In France, officials say, around 1,700 people went to Iraq and Syria since 2013 to join IS. Of those, 400 to 450 have been killed, and 250 returned to France.

Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on December 8 that about 500 are still in the Iraq-Syria theater, and for them it is now very hard to return to France.

But that leaves another 500 whose whereabouts are unknown, many of them with the skills of war, wielding weapons and making bombs.

‘One-way ticket’

Terrorism specialist Bruce Hoffman of Georgetown University estimated during a conference Wednesday that “thousands” have escaped the war zone.

“Today, some of them are most likely in the Balkans, lying low for the time being, waiting for the opportunity to infiltrate themselves to the rest of Europe,” he said.

Some have traveled to other jihadist fronts, according to Thomas Sanderson, of the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ Transnational Threats Project.

For example, he said, at least 80 IS fighters from Morocco, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Yemen have joined since May the IS-allied Abu Sayyaf insurgents battling government forces in the southern Philippines.

Local people in the northern Afghanistan province of Jowzjan have told AFP that French-speaking IS veterans — from France or northern African countries — have recently set up camp there.

And they also have the option of other conflict zones in northern Africa, like Libya, Somalia, Yemen and elsewhere where jihadist groups akin to IS are conducting violent insurgencies.

The defeat of IS on the battlefield in Syria in Iraq did not close off escape routes. IS fighters were able to blend in with civilian refugees or bribe their way to sneak into Turkey.

Many don’t have much choice but to continue to fight: they never had a plan to return to their home countries, where they face imprisonment in most cases, according to Jones.

“For many, it was a one-way trip. They wanted to live in the caliphate, permanently. So we don’t see a major move back.”

Friday, December 15, 2017


14 Dec 2017 | Uncategorized

1. Najib fears financial support for the opposition. To stop this Najib resorts to threats and harassments against potential donors to the opposition.

2. This takes the form of squeezing individuals and companies for extra income and corporate taxes. The Income Tax people visit the potential donors and demand to be paid more taxes.

3. The records show that these people have paid all their taxes. But Income Tax people would reclassify allowances and make them taxable. Tax would be demanded on these newly taxable items and back dated by 10 or 20 years. Suddenly the tax payers find that they have to pay millions in back taxes.

4. They may protest and refuse to pay. The tax people will blacklist them and seize company books and other records. With this business had to stop. The losses would be huge.

5. Court procedures can take years. The losses would mount. Sometimes passports would be confiscated, again obstructing business.

6. Desperate, the tax-payers would bargain with the tax-collector. He would agree to pay a lesser amount and plead for payment in instalments. Sometimes the tax department would agree. But the tax payers are warned not to donate to opposition parties; not even being seen near them.

7. With that not only will the opposition be deprived of funds but the Government would collect more taxes. At a time when businesses are not doing well, the Government records more taxes being collected.

8. Another form of harassment is to accuse the businessmen of money laundering. No evidence need to be shown that this crime has been committed. The accusation alone is enough for the Government to freeze the accounts of the individual or company in the banks. With the funds frozen, business cannot be done. And of course no donation to the opposition can be made.

9. The victim would appeal. He would agree to a fine of a good portion of his money. But he must agree not to donate to the opposition parties, not even to continue friendship with certain individuals.

10. This type of tax-collecting is unprecedented. But the staff are said to be willing to do illegal things because they may receive a bonus for increasing tax collection.

11. All the signs show that the Government is short of funds. Ministries have been told to cut down on the budget allocated to them.

12. The huge loans taken by 1MDB and by the Government itself need to be serviced and paid. By the end of July, IPIC was paid USD 600 million. There are USD 600 million more to be paid by December 17.

13. The Government had hoped to borrow 55 billion for the East Coast Rail Link from China. There is no way the ECRL can earn enough money to repay this huge loan.

14. All the signs show the Government will not be able to meet even its normal obligations in terms of operation and development.

15. But the Government is spending more money to counter voter sentiment against Najib and his Government. Najib believes if the amount given is big enough, the voters would vote for him.

16. Currently Felda settlers are up in arms over the debts they had to take to purchase FGV shares and for replanting. Basically Najib promised to wipe out these debts with Government money.

17. His latest decision is as follows:

a) For 94,956 Felda settlers he will give RM 5000/- each (total RM 474,780,000).

b) Those who lost money because of the fall in the price of FGV share they had bought would get a gift of RM1800/- each.

c) Settlers who had left the Felda scheme will get all these incentives if they choose to rejoin Felda within 6 months.

d) For armed force Veterans a new pension scheme will be given to those veterans who were not eligible for pensions.

e) For the chairman and secretary of the Village Development Committee (JKKK) monthly pay of RM900 and RM300 will be paid as meeting allowances. There are 33, 000 Chairman and Secretaries. (cost RM350 million per annum).

f) Fisherman will be paid RM300 pm (Cost RM54.4 million)

g) Lots more money including BRIM would be given to all categories of people, increasing as elections approaches. Basically these are bribes, blatant bribes which are against the law.

18. Where will the billions given out come from. Government has a limited amount of money. Government may borrow but repayment cost money. Failure to repay may result in the country being declared bankrupt. Truly Najib is dragging the country to bankruptcy.

19. But now comes the ultimate blow. Prevent the opposition from offering an alternative to BN in the coming election. To do this all the Government has to do is to refuse or delay the registration of the Pakatan Harapan Coalition and to deregister Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia, the party of choice of UMNO dissidents and UMNO supporters among the voters.

20. But Najib will still lose. The opposition can fall back on Plan B and Plan C.

- chedet

Keluarga mahu hantar ahli patologi, penyiasat persendirian

Kematian model Belanda: Keluarga mahu hantar ahli patologi, penyiasat persendirian

  | December 14, 2017
Keluargfa Ivana Smit mahu mengumpul sejumlah RM24,000 untuk membiayai seorang ahli patologi dan penyiasat persendirian ke Malaysia.
GEORGE TOWN: Keluarga model Belanda yang maut selepas dikatakan terjatuh di sebuah kondominium di Kuala Lumpur minggu lalu memulakan kempen kutipan dana bagi menghantar ahli patologi dan penyiasat persendirian ke Malaysia untuk mencari “kebenaran”.
Ivana Esther Robert Smit, 18, ditemui mati di sebuah kondominium di pusat bandar Kuala Lumpur 7 Disember lepas.
Kes ini pada awalnya diklasifikasikan sebagai mati mengejut tetapi siasatan dibuka semula berikutan tekanan daripada keluarga mangsa dan Kedutaan Belanda.
Keluarga Ivana memulakan kempen kutipan dana untuk memperoleh €5,000 (RM24,113) untuk membiayai seorang ahli patologi Belanda dan seorang penyiasat Amerika Syarikat (AS) datang ke Malaysia untuk menentukan sama ada kematian gadis itu berlaku secara tidak sengaja atau mempunyai unsur jenayah.
Setakat 3.00 petang tadi, sejumlah €1,240 (RM5,979) telah dikutip.
“Sumbangan diperlukan untuk pembiayaan ahli patologi dan penyiasat yang akan ke Malaysia untuk menentukan punca kematian, sama ada ia kemalangan atau jenayah.
“Tolong bantu keluarga Smit untuk mengetahui fakta sebenar kematian anak perempuan, kakak dan anak saudara mereka, Ivana Smit,” tulis keluarga itu di halaman kutipan dana Belanda, Doneeractie.
Ivana meninggal dunia pada pagi 7 Disember selepas dia dikatakan terjatuh melalui tingkap dari unit kondominium di tingkat 20. Mayatnya ditemui di balkoni tingkat 6 CapSquare Residences di Jalan Dang Wangi.
Seorang lelaki AS dan isterinya warga Kazakhstan dikatakan bersama mangsa di kondominium itu selepas mereka keluar bersama pada malam sebelumnya.
Komunikasi terakhir Ivana adalah dengan teman lelakinya pada jam 7.30 pagi pada 7 Disember.
Keluarga mangsa curiga mengenai keadaan yang menimpanya, mendakwa Ivana mempunyai tanda dan lebam di lehernya yang kelihatan seperti “cap jari”, lapor portal berita Belanda, Algemeen Dagblad (AD).
Bapa mangsa, Marcel Smit, memberitahu AD, tidak mungkin Ivana jatuh secara tidak sengaja dari balkoni kondominium itu kerana birainya mencapai ketinggian 1.21 meter sedangkan Ivana setinggi 1.81 meter.
Pada mulanya, Ketua Polis Daerah Dang Wangi ACP Shaharuddin Abdullah berkata beliau tidak mengesyaki sebarang jenayah.
Laporan itu juga mengatakan Ivana mati disebabkan pengaruh alkohol dan dadah.
Selasa lepas, Shaharuddin berkata kes itu disiasat semula kerana keluarganya mencurigai kematian Ivana, lapor theSun Daily.
“Kes itu masih diklasifikasikan sebagai mati mengejut buat masa sekarang. Bagaimanapun, jika kita menemui bukti terdapatnya unsur jenayah dalam kematiannya, kita akan mengklasifikasikan semula kes itu.
“Setakat ini kita masih belum menemuinya dan kami juga menunggu laporan penuh hasil bedah siasat,” katanya lapor akhbar itu.
Ivana, seorang warga Belanda, membesar dan belajar di Pulau Pinang kerana dia berada di bawah jagaan neneknya sejak berumur 3 tahun.