Thursday, July 31, 2008

Yes Boss!


Battle Royale



Wan Azizah kosongkan kerusi Permatang Pauh
Jul 31, 08 3:18pm

Presiden PKR, Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail telah mengosongkan kerusi Parlimen Permatang Pauh untuk membuka laluan kepada suaminya, yang juga Ketua Umum PKR, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim bertanding dalam pilihanraya kecil untuk kerusi tersebut.

Bercakap dalam satu sidang akhbar di ibupejabat PKR di Petaling Jaya, Wan Azizah berkata, beliau bagaimanapun kekal sebagai presiden PKR.

Wan Azizah berkata, beliau telah menghantar surat peletakan jawatan tersebut kepada Speaker Dewan Rakyat hari ini.

Permatang dianggap sebagai kerusi yang selamat berdasarkan kepada keputusan pilihanraya umum lalu, Wan Azizah menang besar dengan majroti 13,388.

Beliau mendapatkan 30,348 undi, menewaskan calon Barisan Nasional (BN) dari Umno, Datuk Pirdaus Ismail yang memperolehi 16,950 undi.

Wan Azizah mewakili kerusi Permatang Pauh selama tiga penggal. Dalam pilihanraya 2004, beliau menang tipis dengan majoriti 590 undi, juga menewaskan Pirdaus.

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*Like Kit Siang said in his blog, it's gonna be a battle royale. Anwar against the full might of government machinery. This must have take a few people by suprised since last Sunday Anwar anounced that he gonna contest in Kulim. Don't think people in Permatang Pauh is stupid enough to vote for BN this time after they backed PKR for the past elections. The question is, will BN allow Anwar freedom to contest in this by-election? Hmmm tough question to asked since now they are preparing to charge Anwar in court for the bogus accusation. This is the most important by-election in our history that, the result will shaped the future of Malaysia.

Wishing all the best and good luck for Dato' Sri Anwar

Moron 8


Top 8 Morons of 2007 (So Far)

Funny stuffawsmm writes "1. WILL THE REAL DUMMY PLEASE STAND UP? AT&T fired President John Walter after nine months, saying he lacked intellectual leadership. He received a $26 million severance package. Perhaps it's not Walter who's lacking intelligence.

2. WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM OUR FRIENDS: Police in Oakland, CA spent two hours attempting to subdue a gunman who had barricaded himself inside his home. After firing ten tear gas canisters, officers discovered that the man was standing beside them in the police line, shouting, "Please come out and give yourself up."

3. WHAT WAS PLAN B? An Illinois man, pretending to have a gun, kidnapped a motorist and forced him to drive to two different automated teller machines, during which the kidnapper proceeded to withdraw money from his own bank accounts.

4. THE GETAWAY! A man walked into a Topeka, Kansas Kiwi Stop and asked for all the money in the cash drawer. Apparently, the take was too small, so he tied up the store clerk and worked the counter himself for three hours until police showed up and grabbed him.

5. DID I SAY THAT? Police in Los Angeles had good luck with a robbery suspect who just couldn't control himself during a lineup. When detectives asked each man in the lineup to repeat the words, "Give me all your money or I'll shoot," the man shouted, "That's not what I said!"

6. ARE WE COMMUNICATING? A man spoke frantically into the phone, "My wife is pregnant and her contractions are only two minutes apart." "Is this her first child?" the doctor asked. "No!" the man shouted. "This is her husband!"

7. NOT THE SHARPEST TOOL IN THE SHED! In Modesto, CA, Steven Richard King was arrested for trying to hold up a Bank of America branch without a weapon. King used a thumb and a finger to simulate a gun. Unfortunately, he failed to keep his hand in his pocket. (Hellooooooo)!

8. THE GRAND FINALE!!! Last summer, down on Lake Isabella, located in the high desert, an hour east of Bakersfield, CA, some folks, new to boating, were having a problem. No matter how hard they tried, they couldn't get their brand new 22 foot boat, going. It was very sluggish in almost every maneuver, no matter how much power they applied. After about an hour of trying to make it go, they putted into a nearby marina, thinking someone there may be able to tell them what was wrong. A thorough topside check revealed everything in perfect working condition: The engine ran fine, the out-drive went up and down and the propeller was the correct size and pitch. So, one of the marina guys jumped in the water to check underneath. He came up choking on water, he was laughing so hard.

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Antikythera

Fragments of the Antikythera Mechanism, an ancient astronomical computer built by the Greeks around 80 B.C. It was found on a shipwreck by sponge divers in 1900, and its exact function still eludes scholars to this day.

Workings of Ancient ‘Computer’ Deciphered

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By JOHN NOBLE WILFORD
Published: July 31, 2008

After a closer examination of the Antikythera Mechanism, a surviving marvel of ancient Greek technology, scientists have found that the device not only predicted solar eclipses but also organized the calendar in the four-year cycles of the Olympiad, forerunner of the modern Olympic Games.

Fragments of the Antikythera Mechanism, an ancient astronomical computer built by the Greeks around 80 B.C. It was found on a shipwreck by sponge divers in 1900, and its exact function still eludes scholars to this day.
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The new findings, reported Wednesday in the journal Nature, also suggested that the mechanism’s concept originated in the colonies of Corinth, possibly Syracuse, in Sicily. The scientists said this implied a likely connection with the great Archimedes.

Archimedes, who lived in Syracuse and died in 212 B.C., invented a planetarium calculating motions of the Moon and the known planets and wrote a lost manuscript on astronomical mechanisms. Some evidence had previously linked the complex device of gears and dials to the island of Rhodes and the astronomer Hipparchos, who had made a study of irregularities in the Moon’s orbital course.

The Antikythera Mechanism, sometimes called the first analog computer, was recovered more than a century ago in the wreckage of a ship that sank off the tiny island of Antikythera, north of Crete. Earlier research showed that the device was probably built between 140 and 100 B.C.

Only now, applying high-resolution imaging systems and three-dimensional X-ray tomography, have experts been able to decipher inscriptions and reconstruct functions of the bronze gears on the mechanism. The latest research has revealed details of dials on the instrument’s back side, including the names of all 12 months of an ancient calendar.

In the journal report, the team led by the mathematician and filmmaker Tony Freeth of the Antikythera Mechanism Research Project, in Cardiff, Wales, said the month names “are unexpectedly of Corinthian origin,” which suggested “a heritage going back to Archimedes.”

No month names on what is called the Metonic calendar were previously known, the researchers noted. Such a calendar, as well as other knowledge displayed on the mechanism, illustrated the influence of Babylonian astronomy on the Greeks. The calendar was used by Babylonians from at least the early fifth century B.C.

Dr. Freeth, who is also associated with Images First Ltd., in London, explained in an e-mail message that the Metonic calendar was designed to reconcile the lengths of the lunar month with the solar year. Twelve lunar months are about 11 days short of a year, but 235 lunar months fit well into 19 years.

“From this it is possible to construct an artificial mathematical calendar that keeps in synchronization with both the Sun and the Moon,” Dr. Freeth said.

The Metonic calendar today, he noted, is the basis for the Jewish religious calendar and in calculations to date Easter in the Christian calendar.

The mechanism’s connection with the Corinthians was unexpected, the researchers said, because other cargo in the shipwreck appeared to be from the eastern Mediterranean, places like Kos, Rhodes and Pergamon. The months inscribed on the instrument, they wrote, are “practically a complete match” with those on calendars from Illyria and Epirus in northwestern Greece and with the island of Corfu. Seven of the months suggest a possible link with Syracuse.

Inscriptions also showed that one of the instrument’s dials was used to record the timing of the panhellenic games, a four-year cycle that was “a common framework for chronology” by the Greeks, the researchers said.

“The mechanism still contains many mysteries,” Dr. Freeth said, citing questions about some of the remnant gears and a star almanac at the front that has confounded the experts.

Among the larger questions, scientists and historians said the place of the Antikythera Mechanism in the development of Greek technology remained poorly understood. Several references to similar instruments appear in classical literature, including Cicero’s description of one made by Archimedes. But this one, hauled out of the sea in 1901, is the sole surviving example.

“We believe that this mechanism cannot have been the first such device since it is so sophisticated and complex,” Dr. Freeth said. “And we don’t understand why this extraordinary technology apparently disappeared for several hundred years, later to emerge in the great astronomical clocks of the 14th century onwards.”

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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Bulletin Utama


Baru lepas tgk Bulletin Utama malam ni (30 July). Gile ahhh Bulletin Utama dah jadi Bulletin Tabloid. Boleh pulak keluar cerita pasal paranormal kat Putrajaya lah, pasal artist tgk game Malaysia v Chelsea duduk kat tempat press lah. Nak kata takde berita penting, banyak gile berita penting sekarang. Ni lah akibatnya kalau ada berta tapi pilih untuk tak siarkan berita. Terpaksa masukkan berita-berita yang cuma layak masuk tabloid. Bagero!!

The War In Malaya



Excerpt from General A E Percival's book 'The War In Malaya' describing Malaya before World War 2.

"Malaya was a rich commercial country whose people lived mainly on the production of rubber and tin. Before the arrival of the British more than a hundred years before, its people had been of a warlike disposition, but under British rule they had gradually learnt ways of peace and for many years they had been left alone to develop their industries and enjoy the benefits of civilization.

They had not been touched even by the First World War, which had brought them great riches, though it is true that in the years which followed they had suffered severely from slumps in world prices which had led to severe reduction of staffs and caused much hardship among people with slender means. And so it was not to be wondered at that the people as a whole were not interested in defence. War had not come to Malaya for over a hundred years, so why should it come in the future?"

Will we face another war in the future? Who will be the enemy? Singapore? Indonesia? Thailand? Philippines? Is our arm force ready? Singapore army is the most modern army in term of technology and equipments and Indonesia with close to half a million soldier (population fit for army service numbering 52 million) certainly could pose a threat to Malaysia. Can our army defend the country from foreign threat whenever it arise? I hope they can...

Excellent blog on our Arm Forces. Malaysian Defence

Read The War In Malaya

CSI Effect


The article below was posted here back in 2004. Just feel that this article fits the current situation here in Malaysia. Maybe Police forensic here could learn a thing or 2 from TV series. Who says watching TV is bad for you? Article taken from National Geographic website

"'CSI' Effect" Is Mixed Blessing for Real Crime Labs
Stefan Lovgren
for National Geographic News
September 23, 2004

A few months ago, a crime scene investigator from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department was dusting for fingerprints at the scene of a residential burglary. The victim of the crime was not impressed, however. "That's not the way they do it on television," she told the investigator.

Capt. Chris Beattie, who heads the L.A. County's Scientific Services Bureau—or "the crime lab"—calls it the "CSI effect." The popularity of television shows like CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Forensic Files, he says, has turned millions of viewers into real-life science sleuths.

The phenomenon has reached into both classrooms and courtrooms. Universities have seen a dramatic increase in applications to forensic science programs. Prosecutors, meanwhile, are facing greater pressure from science-savvy juries to present sophisticated forensic evidence in court.

"It's a double-edged sword," said Beattie, a bald man with steel-rimmed glasses who has been with the Sheriff's Department for 32 years. "We have a larger pool of qualified people to do the job. But it's also created unreasonable expectations that we can solve every crime the way they do on CSI."

From O.J. to CSI

The public's fascination with crime on television is hardly new. Classic detective shows like Colombo and Murder, She Wrote often used forensic evidence in story lines. But the new crop of shows has focused attention on the use of science in solving crimes.

On CBS's CSI—and its spin-off series CSI: Miami and CSI: NY—sharp-minded investigators, armed with high-powered forensic gadgetry, descend on crime scenes to study the evidence. Much of the action takes place in a laboratory.

"In the old shows, no one could figure out how to make the analysis of evidence interesting," said Elizabeth Devine, a supervising producer on CSI: Miami, who worked for 15 years as a forensic-scientist at the L.A. sheriff's office.

"What we did was slow things down to say, 'This is cool stuff,'" she said. "We wanted people to look through the microscope to show them what forensic scientists are looking at. This is the heart and soul of a lot of investigations."

Movies like Silence of the Lambs and Kiss the Girls, as well as real-life trials—from the O.J. Simpson case to the current Scott Peterson trial—have also drawn scores of new students to the forensic-science field.

There are now at least 90 forensic-science programs at universities across the United States. Last year 180 people applied for 20 spots in the forensic-science master's program at Michigan State University in East Lansing.

Jay Siegel used to run the Michigan State program and now heads a new undergraduate forensic-science program at Indiana-Purdue University in Indianapolis. He says the field is so competitive that it attracts the very brightest students, though many come with unreasonable expectations.

"A lot of them have watched CSI and say, 'That's what I want to do, go to crime scenes and collect evidence, analyze it, and confront [the criminals] and testify in court,'" Siegel said. "But no one does all of those things in real life, so people have to be disabused of these expectations."

While the cool technology in the CSI crime lab sometimes seems lifted out of Star Trek, real-world experts say the equipment used on the shows is firmly rooted in reality.

"The gadgetry that you see on TV is very close to what we have in real life," said Dean Gialamas, the director of the forensics laboratory at the Orange County Sheriff-Coroner Department in Santa Ana, California. "The major difference is the application of some of that technology."

For example, on CSI, a computer automatically matches fingerprints to those in its database. But in real life, scientists must perform such detailed work. And while DNA testing on the show is instant, in real life it takes at least a week.

There have been some obvious errors. In one episode during the first CSI season, scientists put a casting material into a stab wound and let it harden. When they pulled it out, the cast was in the shape of a knife.

"That's totally unrealistic," Gialamas said.

Real-life investigations, of course, take a lot longer than they do on television.

"We don't show any of the immense amount of documentation that has to be done in the field," said Devine, the CSI producer. "Nobody wants to see someone sitting at their desk taking notes."

Real-life forensic scientists are also often too busy to focus on a single case.

Take, for example, the L.A. County Sheriff's Office, the largest sheriff's office in the United States. It handles more than 50,000 cases involving forensic evidence per year. A crime lab in Downey, south of Los Angeles, handles about 70 percent of the cases—those involving narcotics and alcohol.

The rest of the cases, including major crimes such as homicide and rape, are handled in a nondescript building on the edge of downtown Los Angeles. Here, scientists analyze a wide array of forensic evidence, from firearms and explosives to fingerprints, hair, and fiber.

The workload is so severe that forensic scientists may work two dozen cases at the same time, though there are exceptions. Two scientists spent two years solely on the case of Richard Ramirez, also known as the Nightstalker, a serial killer who stabbed, shot, raped, and tortured dozens of victims in southern California in the mid-1980s.

But improved technology, such as DNA testing and advanced databases, has helped scientists in their crime-solving quest. Forensic experts from the L.A. County Sheriff's Office recently solved a 20-year-old homicide by identifying the DNA in a piece of hair.

The Big Picture

So what makes a great forensic scientist?

"Strong technical competency, first of all," said Harley Sagara, an assistant director at the L.A. County crime lab. "But [he or she] should also be open-minded and have the ability to analyze the big picture and test an hypothesis."

Forensic scientists must also be able to explain their science. Sagara, who has more than 30 years of field experience, says he has given 300 to 400 court testimonies. Others have testified more than a thousand times.

The field is still dominated by men, who run 75 percent of U.S. crime labs. But that may be changing. The vast majority of students applying to university forensic-science programs are now women.

Devine, the CSI producer, says she would recommend the forensic-science field to anyone.

"I loved the crime scenes, I loved the challenge, and I loved the puzzle," she said. "It's a fantastic job."

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The Conspirator Speaks



Party Animal - Updated

The shrew that can drink 'nine glasses of wine' and not get drunk

By Fiona Macrae

It weighs no more than a golf ball and could curl up in the palm of your hand.

But the pen-tailed tree shrew can drink most humans under the table.

The tiny creature has a formidable capacity for alcohol, showing no signs of drunkenness despite spending its nights gorging on alcohol-rich nectar.

Even after the equivalent of more than nine glasses of wine, the animal is still steady on its feet, deftly scaling palm tree ' breweries' for its next nectar fix.

A native of the Malaysian rain forest, the nocturnal shrew is thought to be the only animal - other than humans, of course - to regularly feast on alcohol.

Although it is not entirely clear just how the creature holds its drink, it is thought to metabolise alcohol in a different way to people.

Researchers from Bayreuth-University in Germany established the pen-tailed tree shrew's taste for alcohol during three years visiting the Segari Melintang forest in west Malaysia.

Videos and radio tagging showed the creatures making regular night-time trips to the nectar-filled flowers of the bertram palm.

Each flower bud is a miniature brewery, containing a yeast that turns the nectar into a frothy beverage with an alcohol content of up to 3.8 per cent - similar to many beers.

The researchers, writing in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, say animals just like the shrew were our direct ancestors - so the human taste for alcohol could have its roots deep in evolution.

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More informative article on this drunken tree shrews from National Geographic

Boozing Mammal Drinks "Beer" Every Night, Study Finds

A taste for naturally fermented palm "beer" has turned a tiny Malaysian mammal into a chronic boozer, a new study shows.

The pen-tailed tree shrew is the first non-human mammal known to display alcoholic behavior.

What's more, the rat-size animal never gets drunk during its nonstop jungle jamborees.

Because the species is considered similar to the ancient ancestors of all primates, its 55-million-year bender suggests that our own taste for alcohol might predate the known advent of brewing some 9,000 years ago.

"The circumstances in which these tree shrews consume alcohol could be similar to past scenarios of human evolution in pre-primate or early primate stages [and] could somehow be a link to human alcohol consumption," said study lead author Frank Wiens, a biologist at the University of Bayreuth, Germany.

Wiens and colleagues' findings were published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

High Tolerance

The flowers of the bertam palm produce nectar which naturally ferments—with the aid of several yeast species—to a 3.8 percent alcohol strength, similar to that of many beers.

Because the plant flowers nearly year-round, its rain forest bar is always open, and the pen-tailed tree shrew—along with several other local mammal species—are regulars.

The animals spend an average of two hours per night sipping the nectar, which appears to be their primary food source. To test the animals' alcohol consumption, Wiens and colleagues tested the animals' hair samples for ethyl glucuronide and found that the tree shrews consume alcohol at rates that would be dangerous to most mammals.

The tree shrews appear to have more efficient ways of metabolizing alcohol than humans, so they avoid getting drunk. Inebriation would be dangerous for small, potentially tasty mammals, Wiens said

"This is a stable ecological relationship for millions of years, and it doesn't make sense to have inebriation in this system. Inebriation would increase the risk for these small animals to be killed by a predator."

But Wiens notes that just because the animals are not drunk doesn't mean that their boozing has no consequences.

"If [they] avoid inebriation, I still suspect that alcohol has some very specific effects on their brain and behavior," he said.

To Your Health?

Wiens also suggests that the 55-million-year binge probably confers some advantages to both the tree shrew and plant.

Alcohol production appears critical to the palms' reproduction because it entices tree shrews to pollinate their flowers.

"If alcohol is crucial for an ecological relationship [like the pollinator relationship], then it should also exert some sort of beneficial effect to the animals and we can only speculate on those effects," Wiens said.

Robert Dudley, a physiologist at the University of California, Berkeley, also suggested several hypotheses.

"We know that alcoholism is very detrimental," Dudley said.

"But there are some positive features of low-level alcohol consumption, like protection against cardiovascular risk," he said.

"Another [possibility] is the aperitif effect that has been well described in humans. It may stimulate feeding and increase overall caloric intake."

Evolutionary Hangover

The tree shrew's drinking habits could cast human alcohol use in an entirely new light.

Despite their name, tree shrews are thought to be similar to the ancient ancestors of all primates, including humans, which existed some 55 million years ago.

It's often assumed that humans did not drink alcohol—or had only a bit of low-dose naturally fermented brew—before the believed advent of brewing about 9,000 years ago.

(Read: "9,000-Year-Old Beer Re-Created From Chinese Recipe" [July 18, 2005].)

But it's possible that our ancient ancestors were chronic drinkers, like the tree shrew, very early in primate evolution, experts say.

"There [may be] some evolutionary background to human drinking that goes much farther back than the invention of brewing," Wiens said.

Dudley of UC-Berkeley agreed.

"If we look at human ancestors [and recent relatives] like chimps and gibbons, they are all eating fruit [and nectar] much of the time," Dudley said.

"So we may have inherited an ancestral association of ethanol intake with caloric gain that would predispose us to drink alcohol."

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*Memang party animal betul. Selamba minum alcohol tak mabuk. Mesti tiap-tiap malam party kat hutan binatang ni.

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Conspiracy Tips


Untuk Kerajaan BN lain kali kalau nak buat conpiracy ni ada a few tips...
  1. Hire sorang hollywood writer yang power so that dia boleh plot jalan cerita sampai habis. Ending tak best boleh tukar
  2. Sediakan Plan B, Plan C etc etc sebab Plan A tak semestinya jalan cantik je
  3. Deny all knowledge, bukannya nampak sangat macam nak kenakan orang. Cakap je lah kita tunggu polis habis buat siasatan. Yang pegi menyalak nak suruh kasi DNA lah apa lah pastu malu sendiri pasal kurang pengetahuan. DNA yg dulu dah lama? Perghhhh budak darjah 6 yg tgk CSI pun boleh come out with better excuse
  4. Dalam beribu-ribu doctor kat Malaysia ni yg kat private hospital ke kat mana ke tak kan la takde sorang yang boleh berkomplot sekali. Bengong.
  5. Tgk movie Wag The Dog. Boleh dapat banyak idea macam mana nak guna media main kan rakyat.
  6. Baca novel-novel dan cerita-cerita konspirasi lain dan belajar
Pengajaran from all these... kalau otak tak berapa pandai nak berkonspirasi cari la orang-orang yang boleh buat lagi bagus dgn lebih convincing.

"Demokrasi terpimpin? Itu dictatorhip!" - Abdul Wahub

All Cops Are Bastards


Anwar to be charged for sodomy as police wrap up probe
Exclusive to The Malaysian Insider

Anwar is going to be charged for sodomy.
KUALA LUMPUR, July 29 — The police have completed their investigations into sodomy allegations against Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and are going to charge the opposition icon soon for sodomising his accuser Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan.

Sources told The Malaysian Insider that investigators are "crossing the t's and dotting the i's" and will be relying on Anwar's DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) samples from 1998 when he faced similar charges which cost him the chance to be prime minister.

"Nobody wants a repeat of 1998 when the prosecution had to amend the charges. Anwar has alleged that he had an alibi for the 24 hours on the day the offence took place. So the authorities have to check everything out," said an official who is familiar with the investigations.
"We understand that there is an attempt to quash credibility of the case even before the matter goes to court. The police cannot say too much because then they will be accused of trial by media and ministers cannot say much because they will be accused to interference.

"This case is built on strong scientific evidence," the official added.

Anwar has claimed that he is a victim of a political conspiracy and has refused to give a blood sample for DNA tests, saying that it could be used to fabricate evidence against him.

Waving the leaked medical report today, Anwar called on the police to drop the case, saying it was proof there was a plot to implicate him in a repeat of the 1998 case.

"How else can we fathom why the police during the last four weeks of their 'thorough and professional investigations' have overlooked such a critical piece of evidence?

"I condemn in the strongest terms their negligence, dishonesty and recklessness in humiliating the nation by dragging us all through this vile and filthy charade," Anwar said.

Police arrested him on July 16 an hour before he was due to be questioned, causing a furore as it was similar to the chain of events a decade ago when he was charged with corruption and sodomy. Anwar was convicted on both charges and spent six years in jail before being freed in 2004 when his sodomy appeal was upheld.

Earlier today. Home Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar said police will not cease investigations into the allegations against the former deputy prime minister despite a leaked medical report that states Saiful has no medical evidence of sodomy. The former male aide to Anwar lodged a police report on June 28, alleging that he had been sodomised by Anwar in a condominium on June 26.

"This is just one aspect of the investigations. The police are piecing together evidence, let them do their job and complete their investigations," Syed Hamid said. "As it is, they haven't charged Anwar with anything yet," he added.

The Malaysia Today news portal yesterday revealed a medical report dated June 28 that indicated the lack of evidence of anal intercourse, with its editor Raja Petra Kamarudin also claiming that the examining doctor, Dr Mohamed Osman Abdul Hamid, had gone into hiding because the police had attempted to have him change his medical report to implicate Anwar.

The police have denied the allegation.

"We interviewed the doctor in the early stages of our investigations following the police report lodged by Mohd Saiful," said Deputy Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Ismail Omar.

"But we did not arrest the doctor or detain him for three days as alleged by the Malaysia Today report. We don't have any plans to do so either," he said.

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*If this is true than PDRM once again going to make a big mistake. There's gonna be massive demonstration if he is arrested after the latest evidence produced by RPK. This is a political conspiracy, there's no 2 way about it. Notice how after the medical report surface PM and Hamid Albar stopped calling for Anwar to give his DNA sample. Hope those people up there still ada otak. Nak kata bodoh jadi menteri.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Robbie Keane Signs 4 Year Deal

Robbie Keane has put pen to paper on a four-year deal at Liverpool Football Club.
Fourteen years after turning down the club he grew up supporting in favour of Wolves, the Republic of Ireland captain finally completed a dream move following a medical at Melwood.

Keane is the fifth summer addition to Rafa Benitez's first-team squad after the arrival of David Ngog, Diego Cavalieri, Philipp Degen and Andrea Dossena.

The transfer is the sixth major move of a career which began with South Dublin side Crumlin United before the prodigious teenager burst onto the scene at Wolverhampton Wanderers in 1997.

A big-money move to top flight Coventry followed before Marcelo Lippi, manager of Italian giants Inter Milan, offered £13million for his services in 2000.

Keane would team up with Ronaldo and Christian Vieri in Serie A, though the move was to turn sour when Lippi was sacked.

A loan to Leeds United was arranged in December 2000, a deal made permanent six month later.

Unfortunately, Keane's arrival at Elland Road coincided with a growing financial crisis, and he was to join the exodus of stars in 2002 with a £7million transfer to Tottenham Hotspur.

Over the next few years the frontman, famed for his cartwheel goal celebration, finally settled, tallying an impressive 107 goals in 253 appearances and becoming a firm fans' favourite.

So good was his form in February 2006 that Inter president Massimo Moratti admitted his regret at letting Keane go.

Three months before departing for Merseyside he won his first senior honour as a player after helping Spurs beat Chelsea in the League Cup final.

The 28-year-old has also carved out a name for himself on the international stage having made up part of the so-called Golden Generation which emerged in the late 1990s.

The striker was part of the Irish side which triumphed in the 1998 European U18 Championships just months after making his senior bow against the Czech Republic.

His first international goal came against Malta in October 1998 and he is now the Republic's all-time record scorer ahead of Niall Quinn.

Keane famously scored a last-minute equaliser against Germany in the 2002 World Cup, one of three in the tournament.

Few were surprised when former Reds defender Steve Staunton handed him the captain's armband upon taking the Irish reins in 2006.

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*What a prospect with Torres and Keane partnership. Can't wait for the season to start. C'mon you REDSSSS!!

New Contender


Ex-Google team take on Web giant

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Anna Patterson's last Internet search engine was so impressive that industry leader Google Inc. bought the technology in 2004 to upgrade its own system.
Google now faces its first rival launch by former employees in the form of Cuil.

Google now faces its first rival launch by former employees in the form of Cuil.

She believes her latest invention is even more valuable -- only this time it's not for sale.

Patterson instead intends to upstage Google, which she quit in 2006 to develop a more comprehensive and efficient way to scour the Internet.

The end result is Cuil, pronounced "cool." Backed by $33 million in venture capital, the search engine plans to begin processing requests for the first time Monday.

Cuil had kept a low profile while Patterson, her husband, Tom Costello, and two other former Google engineers -- Russell Power and Louis Monier -- searched for better ways to search. Now, it's boasting time. What do you think of the new Cuil search engine?

For starters, Cuil's search index spans 120 billion Web pages.

Patterson believes that's at least three times the size of Google's index, although there is no way to know for certain. Google stopped publicly quantifying its index's breadth nearly three years ago when the catalog spanned 8.2 billion Web pages.

Cuil won't divulge the formula it has developed to cover a wider swath of the Web with far fewer computers than Google. And Google isn't ceding the point: Spokeswoman Katie Watson said her company still believes its index is the largest.

After getting inquiries about Cuil, Google asserted on its blog Friday that it regularly scans through 1 trillion unique Web links. But Google said it doesn't index them all because they either point to similar content or would diminish the quality of its search results in some other way. The posting didn't quantify the size of Google's index.
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A search index's scope is important because information, pictures and content can't be found unless they're stored in a database. But Cuil believes it will outshine Google in several other ways, including its method for identifying and displaying pertinent results.

Rather than trying to mimic Google's method of ranking the quantity and quality of links to Web sites, Patterson says Cuil's technology drills into the actual content of a page. And Cuil's results will be presented in a more magazine-like format instead of just a vertical stack of Web links. Cuil's results are displayed with more photos spread horizontally across the page and include sidebars that can be clicked on to learn more about topics related to the original search request.

Finally, Cuil is hoping to attract traffic by promising not to retain information about its users' search histories or surfing patterns -- something that Google does, much to the consternation of privacy watchdogs.

Cuil is just the latest in a long line of Google challengers.

The list includes swaggering startups like Teoma (whose technology became the backbone of Ask.com), Vivisimo, Snap, Mahalo and, most recently, Powerset, which was acquired by Microsoft Corp. this month.

Even after investing hundreds of millions of dollars on search, both Microsoft and Yahoo Inc. have been losing ground to Google. Through May, Google held a 62 percent share of the U.S. search market followed by Yahoo at 21 percent and Microsoft at 8.5 percent, according to comScore Inc.

Google has become so synonymous with Internet search that it may no longer matter how good Cuil or any other challenger is, said Gartner Inc. analyst Allen Weiner.

"Search has become as much about branding as anything else," Weiner said. "I doubt (Cuil) will be keeping anyone at Google awake at night."

Google welcomed Cuil to the fray with its usual mantra about its rivals. "Having great competitors is a huge benefit to us and everyone in the search space," Watson said. "It makes us all work harder, and at the end of the day our users benefit from that."

But this will be the first time that Google has battled a general-purpose search engine created by its own alumni. It probably won't be the last time, given that Google now has nearly 20,000 employees.

Patterson joined Google in 2004 after she built and sold Recall, a search index that probed old Web sites for the Internet Archive. She and Power worked on the same team at Google.

Although he also worked for Google for a short time, Monier is best known as the former chief technology officer of AltaVista, which was considered the best search engine before Google came along in 1998. Monier also helped build the search engine on eBay's online auction site.

The trio of former Googlers are teaming up with Patterson's husband, Costello, who built a once-promising search engine called Xift in the late 1990s. He later joined IBM Corp., where he worked on an "analytic engine" called WebFountain.

Costello's Irish heritage inspired Cuil's odd name. It was derived from a character named Finn McCuill in Celtic folklore.

Patterson enjoyed her time at Google, but became disenchanted with the company's approach to search. "Google has looked pretty much the same for 10 years now," she said, "and I can guarantee it will look the same a year from now."

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Machine Head - A Thousand Lies



"A politician got no feelin'...It makes my motherfuckin' cold blood boil...You tell a thousand lies been told a thousand times, Your words we hear but we cannot sympathize, Thousand lies been told a thousand times, Hard as nails the power to survive"
-Rob Flynn-

Itu Huruf M Cikgu

Sebab doctor-doctor kat Malaysia ni tak belajar menulis, semua belajar membaca dan menghafal je kot ni penerangan tentang apa yang doc tu tulis kat report tu. Sila click gambar kat atas tu kalau nak baca.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Just A Question


Semua orang tahu nama selat yang memisahkan Semenanjung Malaysia dan Indonesia adalah Selat Melaka (Malacca Straits). Melaka hanya diasaskan kira-kira pada tahun 1400 dan hanya selepas itulah nama Melaka menjadi tersohor di serata dunia. Persoalannya apakah nama sebenar selat ini sebelum ianya dikenali sebagai Selat Melaka. Tak mungkin ianya telah dikenali sebagai Selat Melaka dari dulu lagi kerana sebelum tahun 1400 masih tiada sebuah negeri yang dinamakan sebagai Melaka. Jadi persoalannya apakah nama asal bagi selat ini? Selat Srivijaya ke? Selat Siam ke? Sesiapa yang mempunyai jawapan sila lah maklum kan kepada saya.

Anwar goes for Kulim Bandar Baharu
By Adib Zalkapli

KULIM, July 28 — Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is set to contest in the Kulim Bandar Baharu parliamentary by-election if an election court next month calls for one.

He has set his eyes on the Kulim Bandar Baharu seat, which is the subject of an election petition to be heard at the Alor Star High Court on Aug 19. The petition was made by Umno-Barisan Nasional candidate Datuk Abdul Aziz Sheikh Fadzir against winner Parti Keadilan Rakyat's Zulkifli Noordin.

The PKR de facto leader said he had consulted other Pakatan Rakyat leaders Pas president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang and DAP advisor Lim Kit Siang and they had promised to give him full support.

"I had my doubts about an hour ago but now, God willing, yes (I will contest here)," Anwar declared at about 11pm last night to a cheering multiracial crowd of thousands packing the Chinese Recreational Club here.
The night before in Kuala Lumpur, Anwar had said he was deciding between Kulim Bandar Baharu and Bandar Tun Razak in his attempt to enter Parliament — one more step in his political comeback since being freed from jail in 2004 on corruption and sodomy convictions.

The Kulim Bandar Baharu parliamentary seat was won by Zulkifli with a majority of 5,583 votes when he garnered 22,255 votes against Abdul Aziz's 16,672. For the March 8 general election, there were 51,444 voters registered in the constituency which also has two state assembly seats — Kulim and Bandar Baharu — both won by PKR and Pas, respectively.

Of the voters, 34,667 or 67.93 per cent were Malays, Chinese 10,868 (21.13 per cent), Indians 5,907 (11.48 per cent) and others 2. The number of postal voters was 1,640.

In his petition, Umno's Abdul Aziz is asking the court to declare the results for the constituency null and void. He claimed that the PKR MP had failed to submit his statement of expenditure when he contested the Kuala Langat parliamentary seat in the previous general election in 2004.

The Election Act stipulates that candidates who fail to submit their statement of expenditure can be disqualified from contesting future elections.

Anwar told his supporters here that Zulkifli was the first PKR MP who had offered to make way for him to ensure his return to Parliament.

"He is an example of a young man who understands the meaning of struggle and is willing to sacrifice for it," he added.

After his release, the former deputy prime minister was barred by law from active politics for five years, which ended in late April.

Anwar claimed the date for the last general election was intentionally set on March 8 to prevent him from contesting.

"But now my return to Parliament will pave the way for BN MPs to cross over to Pakatan Rakyat," he said.

He added his plan to return to Parliament would be more than just a political struggle. "It is about the dignity of the people and the future of the country."

Prepared to face what he claimed to be character assassination by his opponents, Anwar promised that he would not to resort to the same tactics.

He also expects the BN to use government machinery to defeat him in the by-election.

"I expect hundreds of millions of ringgit would be spent. But don't be fooled by election goodies. If they give money, just take it but vote for Pakatan Rakyat."

Anwar also promised to promote programmes based on open market economics.

"I promise that the economy will be better. And we will transform Malaysia into a new economic giant."

The Kulim ceramah is part of his roadshow since a male aide reported him for sodomy in late June, mirroring similar charges a decade ago that led to his sacking as deputy prime minister and finance minister.

Anwar has denied the accusations and has sued his accuser, 23-year-old Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan, for defamation and also slander in the Shariah court.

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*Kita tgk kalau jadi Anwar bertanding kat Kulim, berapa juta pulak BN nak tabur duit kat situ dgn apa pulak kes baru yg tetiba kena kat Anwar. Mesti kaw-kaw punya UMNO tabur duit masa by-election tu.

Saiful Medical Report


Dapat salinan medical report ni dari Malaysia-Today sebelum server Malaysia-today down. Biasa lah kalau RPK ada dedah apa apa server dia mesti kena attack. Ni cyber terrorism ni. Salinan report ni mengata kan mamat tu tak pernah diliwat oleh sesapa pun. Now polis tgh cari doc yg check dia ni nak suruh ubah report ni.

New To Internet?

Nak belajar macam mana buat blog pasal internet etc etc? Diaorang ni boleh ajar...

Gabe & Max's Internet Thing

Malaya 2008 : The Movie

Part 9

Part 10


Sementara tunggu Heroes ada balik kat TV kita layan lagi movie of the year ni. Bersambung...

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Malaya 2008 : The Movie

Part 6

Part 7

Part 8

Belum tamat lagi...

How To Build An Amazing SRV Strat



Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11

Pocah Kaco, Pocah Golas, Sudah Baco, Harap Baleh

kepado pak lah… PM paling sey sayang… I lap u

namo sey ni KARIM… pengundi bedaftar DUN CHOMBUNG, PARLIMEN ROMBAU… alaaaa tompek si KERY yg abah’eh JAMALUDIN tuuu… tak kona’???? menantu PAK LAH tu laaaaa…. suko bona’ sey ngan dio tu… ghaso nk buek menantu lak…

sey nulih surat ni bukan apo… sajo yor nk ucap’an timo kasih kek pak lah sobab naik’an hargo minyak ari tu.. lopeh ini bilo hargo minyak naik.. hargo barang lain pun naik gak laaaa… banggo boto’ sey ghaso… mcm duduk kek LAS VEGAS lak… HIDUP PAK LAH!!!!!!!

sey janji ngan pak lah yg sey akan ubah tebiat sey dari makan ikan kombung yg dah merah menyalo mato’eh & pocah bedorai porut ikan tu pado ikan koring yor…


sey sanggup bekoban untuk UMNO dan bn.. anak sey yg 7 org tu yg dh buleh buek team futsal tu boleh la bekojo lopeh sekolah buek bantu mak ayah diorang ni haaa… kok tk bekojo pun buleh la jadi mat rompit kek SENAWANG tu… dapek gak la duit sesikit… buleh gak la menoruskan tradisi keluargo sey ni yg nyokong UMNO dan bn

ghaso2 sey ni nk ubahsuai bilik bilik yg ado kek ghumah sey… nk buek tompek bolo ikan & tanam sayur cagho hidroponik (apo binchek’eh ni???) sey tepakso tanam kek dalam bilik sobab sey tingga’ kek umah flat…

rebet yg pak lah bagi kek sey memang melampuh2 lobeh’eh dari keperluan sey..

bilo sey congak2.. sey cumo guno 20 sen yor duit minyak moto sehari.. ado la untung 21 sen… bak kato si SAIDA AF6 “ok la tuuuu”

sey tak pakai pon keto… sobab bilo minyak naik hargo.. sey kono jual datsun kotak mancis sey tu.. dapek gak la duit…. tokih2 pun ado la hasil’eh..

team futsal sey tu, sey nak suruh eksesais hari2 berjalan kaki tak pun naik beska’ poie sekolah… ado la 5 km… dokek yor tuuuuu… walaupon gaji sey ni rm 1000.. sbona’ eh terlobih cukup untuk keluargo sey…

buek permulaan nk ngubah kehidupan sey.. sey tak akan guno’an gulo bilo buek kopi… tak akan guno’an topung untuk buek kodok

sey nak ganti’an bogheh ngan ubi… tiap hari sey ngan keluargo akan berposo (kecuali pado hari hari yg dilarang beposo) sey akan buek minyak masak sendiri itu antaro caro sey ngubah caro hidup.. ade banyak laie caro semuo kerano UMNO dan bn…

dan sey mintak bona’ pak lah naik’an laie hargo minyak yg ado.. bukan tu yorrr.. sey mintak bona’ naik’an laie hargo tol sobab org sbolah rumah sey nih org pembangkang. .. dio slalu guno highway, biar padan muko dio… tu la… suko bona’ nyokong pembangkang… PAKATAN RAKYAT konon… palo hayah dio tu…

nnt pak lah buleh la melawat sey dan sedokah pado sey solai kain pelikat bilo dh nak dokek2 pilihanraya nanti… insyaallah kain pelikat tu sey nk bubuh dlm frame dahtu gantung kek rumah.. tapi jangan lupo lak.. pak lah sain otogeraf yor kek kain tu….

jgn lupo pak lah.. naik’an laie hargo minyak.. jgn la diturun’an gaji mentori2 tuuu.. siannn diorang… kang apo lak anak bini’eh nk mentodarah.. .. sey totap nyokong pak lah..

akhir kato biar pak lah sonang, janji kami papo kedano.. hidup UMNO, hidup bn..

sekian timo kasih..

ps/ sampai’an salam sey kek si KERY samo PATRICK BADAWI tu yor.. tak lupo gak tuan punyo syarikat SCOMI… sapo tah namo’eh… lupo lak…

pocah kaco, pocah golas, sudah baco, harap baleh.

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Rolling Stones dump EMI for Universal


LONDON, England (AP) -- The Rolling Stones, the world's top-earning music act last year, have signed a long-term, exclusive worldwide contract with Vivendi SA's Universal Music, dealing a major blow to the group's former recording company, EMI Group PLC.
The Stones earned a reported $88 million between June 2006 and June 2007.

The Stones earned a reported $88 million between June 2006 and June 2007.

Universal said on Friday that the new deal covered both future albums by the Stones and their back catalog including such albums as "Sticky Fingers" and "Black and Blue" and songs "Brown Sugar" and "Start Me Up."

Universal, the world's biggest recording company, did not disclose terms of the deal.

The Stones' departure from EMI, where they'd been for more than 20 years, is a low point in a bumpy ride for Terra Firma Capital Partners Ltd., the private equity firm that bought the London-based recording company last year.

New EMI boss Guy Hands failed to re-sign British band Radiohead. Other major artists, including Coldplay and Robbie Williams, have expressed unhappiness with some changes at the company since the buyout.

"Universal are forward-thinking, creative and hands-on music people," the Stones said in a statement. "We really look forward to working with them."

The British group has already had some experience of working with Universal after the company, a subsidiary of French media and telecommunication giant Vivendi SA, in March released the soundtrack album from "Shine A Light," director Martin Scorsese's film of the Stones' 2006 performance at the Beacon Theater in New York.

Universal will now release all new recordings by the group through its Polydor label and take over full digital and physical rights.

It added that it will "begin planning an unprecedented, long-term campaign to reposition the Rolling Stones' entire catalog for the digital age."

The Stones topped Forbes magazine's list of wealthy music acts last year, reportedly earning some $88 million between June 2006 and June 2007, mostly from their "Bigger Bang Tour."

EMI, whose artists also include the Beastie Boys, Norah Jones and Kylie Minogue, announced plans this year to cut more than one-third of its work force to offset a drop in CD sales revenue and the departure of several major artists, including Paul McCartney.

EMI has struggled more than the other major labels -- Universal, Sony BMG and Warner Music Group -- as digital music downloading has gained in popularity.

The company blamed disappointing North American results for a series of damaging profit warnings, but industry experts also pointed to internal control problems and the company's lack of new music.

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Flip Flop Flip Flop


Mula Mula tak kasi

Drive national cars, says DPM

LUMUT: All senior ministry officials and state government excos must use national cars instead of foreign vehicles, says Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

This was a longstanding policy and the Cabinet would, therefore, meet to discuss why Terengganu found it necessary to spend RM3.43mil to buy 14 Mercedes E200 Kompressor cars.

“I use national cars and the Prime Minister uses national cars, too,” he told reporters after chairing a Malaysia Defence Industry Council meeting at the naval base here yesterday.

He was commenting on Terengganu Mentri Besar Datuk Ahmad Said defending the state’s decision to buy the Mercedes to replace its Proton Perdana V6 Executive fleet as a cost-cutting measure.

Ahmad had said the Mercedes were cheaper to maintain, would save on fuel costs and fetch a high market price when sold as second-hand cars.

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Pas tu OK

PM okays Merc for T'ganu govt (updated)
By R.S.N. MURALI

KUALA TERENGGANU: Mentri Besar Datuk Ahmad Said was in a jubilant mood Friday stressing that the Mercedes-Benz saga ended after the meeting with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi on Thursday, indicating that he had received the PM’s blessings to use the German-made vehicles as official cars.

Ahmad also met with Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak at the same venue. "Yes, we (Abdullah and Najib) reached a consensus on the matter during the meeting at Putra World Trade Centre (on Thursday). The matter has been solved. I can't elaborate further," he said Friday after opening the Seri Kandi's Annual General Meeting at his official residence here.

The Terengganu Government was criticised recently after it purchased 14 Mercedes E200 Kompressors for RM3.43mil.

Ahmad said both leaders have told him that the matter is solved and should be laid to rest.

Asked whether the Mercedes Benz E200 Kompressor could be now regarded as official cars for state executive councillors and ex officio, Ahmad quipped ``Make your own presumption. I was told the matter has been solved."

Ahmad described his meeting with both Abdullah and Najib as cordial.

"I explained my rationale for switching the Proton Perdanas to Mercedes-Benz and they have accepted it.

"I told them that the state government has not spent extravagantly and the decision to procure the Mercedes was done after two years of evaluation," he said.

When reporters continued to pose questions whether the Mercedes would be used a official cars, Ahmad replied ``Wait and see.

"Let me stress again that this matter is solved and I have also received support from other state leaders and ministers on my move (to replace the Proton Perdanas)."

Ahmad was seen beaming throughout the press conference and also welcomed the Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) to investigate the purported high cost of maintaining the Proton Perdana V6 Executive.

The state owns 16 of these Proton Perdanas and the servicing cost had hit a whopping RM1.07mil over the last four years.

Ahmad said ACA should carry out the probe diligently as he has no qualms assisting the agency.

"I also urge them (the ACA) to probe the high service charges by Spanco," he said.

Spanco Sdn Bhd is the service agent engaged by the Federal Government to maintain the fleet of Proton Perdanas.

Ahmad said the state government's move should not be seen as giving preference to Mercedes and deserting the national car. "Proton should take it constructively to enhance their quality. Even my previous official car as an exco had no seatbelt buckle and had inferior safety features," he added.

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Pas tu tak boleh la pulak. Orang lain pulak boleh pakai

Merc for visiting foreign dignitaries, says PM (updated)
By JANE RITIKOS

PUTRAJAYA: The Terengganu state government will have to abide by the Cabinet decision not to use its newly purchased Mercedes as the official cars for its executive councillors.

However, the 14 cars would instead be used for visiting foreign dignitaries and guests of the state.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said that while the state government was told to abide by the Cabinet’s earlier decision on the Mercedes E200 Kompressors, losses would be incurred if the cars that were already bought by the state government were to be sold off.

The state government had replaced its fleet of Proton Perdana V6 Executive with the 14 Mercedes cars at RM3.43mil for the use of its state executive councillors and senior officials, citing high maintenance costs of the Proton cars as a reason.

Speaking after attending the National Academic Awards 2007 event at the Putrajaya International Convention Center yesterday, Abdullah said he and his deputy Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak had discussed the matter with Terengganu Mentri Besar Datuk Ahmad Said on Thursday.

“Yesterday (Thursday) Najib and I in a meeting with the MB discussed the matter and we said that the important thing was that the Cabinet had decided the state government should not use the cars for its excos,” he said.

“I said use the Mercedes cars for guests who are visiting,” he added.

Earlier Friday, Ahmad said, "We (Abdullah and Najib) reached a consensus on the matter during the meeting at Putra World Trade Centre (on Thursday). The matter has been solved."

Ahmad said both leaders had told him that the matter is solved and should be laid to rest.

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*Everyday ada announcement baru pasal kes kereta mercedes ni. Yang Pak Lah kejap-kejap kata tak boleh kena pakai Proton, Pas tu boleh pulak, Pastu tak boleh pulak. Memang sah dia PM flip flop

Friday, July 25, 2008

TDM Admit Mistake


SIAPA LANTIK ABDULLAH

Tiap kali saya kritik Dato Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi sebagai Perdana Menteri ada sahaja orang yang secara sinis berkata, "Awak yang lantik dia".

Ya, saya mengaku salah. Saya mengaku yang saya lantik Dato Seri Abdullah sebagai pengganti saya.

Tetapi ahli UMNO juga pilih Dato Seri Abdullah.

Dato Seri Abdullah memihak kepada Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah dan Musa Hitam dalam usaha untuk menjatuhkan saya pada tahun 1986-1987. Apabila Team B kalah dan UMNO diharamkan, Dato Seri Abdullah tidak menyertai Semangat 46 tajaan Tengku Razaleigh. Sebaliknya dia pilih untuk menjadi ahli UMNO Baru yang saya pimpin.

Saya tidak berhak menolaknya sebagai ahli UMNO Baru. Tetapi saya gugurkannya daripada Jemaah Menteri.

Dalam pemilihan Majlis Tertinggi yang menyusul Dato Seri Abdullah bertanding untuk ahli Majlis Tertinggi. Mesyuarat Agong UMNO memilih Dato Seri Abdullah sebagai ahli Majlis Tertinggi.

Saya masih tidak terima dia balik jadi Menteri.

Di Mesyuarat Agong selepas itu dia bertanding untuk jawatan Naib Presiden. Dia menang dengan undi kedua terbesar jumlahnya berbanding Dato Seri Najib.

Saya berpendapat UMNO hendakkan kepimpinan Dato Seri Abdullah. Walau apa pun perasaan saya terhadap orang yang bersubahat untuk jatuhkan saya, saya tidak berhak untuk menolak kehendak UMNO.

Justeru itu saya kembalikan Dato Seri Abdullah sebagai Menteri dalam Kabinet.

Puji-pujian didengar merata-rata yang Dato Seri Abdullah adalah "Bersih", "Mr Clean". Oleh itu apabila saya terpaksa gugurkan Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim sebagai Timbalan Perdana Menteri, saya pilih Dato Seri Abdullah untuk mengisi jawatan itu walaupun Dato Seri Najib adalah Naib Presiden yang mendapat undi tertinggi.

Kenapa tidak dipilih Dato Seri Najib?

Sebabnya ialah dia lebih muda dan harapan saya selepas satu, dua penggal sebagai Perdana Menteri, Dato Seri Abdullah akan serahkan jawatan itu kepada Dato Seri Najib. Sebab itu saya berusaha bersungguh-sungguh untuk menentukan Dato Seri Abdullah pilih Dato Seri Najib sebagai timbalannya.

Pemilihan Naib Presiden bukan yang pertama sebagai timbalan pernah berlaku. Saya Naib Presiden yang ke-tiga tetapi Tun Hussein Onn pilih saya jadi Timbalan Perdana Menteri.

Seperti juga dengan diri saya, Mesyuarat Agong UMNO mengesahkan pemilihan Dato Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi sebagai Timbalan Presiden parti dalam pemilihan yang berikut.

Selepas itu saya anggap penyerahan kuasa kepada Dato Seri Abdullah bukanlah sesuatu yang tidak dikehendaki oleh UMNO. Tidak ada sesiapa yang membantah.

Saya jelaskan latarbelakang pemilihan Dato Seri Abdullah sebagai Perdana Menteri bukan kerana hendak bersihkan diri saya. Saya rela dihukum jika saya salah.

Yang penting bagi saya ialah apabila kita lakukan sesuatu yang salah, menuding jari tidak mendatangkan apa-apa faedah.

Yang penting ialah kita cuba betulkan keadaan. Dalam perkara ini pendapat saya ialah Dato Seri Abdullah perlu letak jawatan dengan sendirinya atau dia disingkir.

Kenyataan olehnya yang dia akan serahkan jawatan dalam parti dan Kerajaan pada bulan Jun 2010 disambut baik bahkan dengan gembira oleh hadirin serta orang ramai, Melayu dan bukan Melayu. Tiada siapa yang merayu supaya dia teruskan pimpinannya.

Dari ini agak jelas yang semua pihak hendak Dato Seri Abdullah letak jawatan. Tetapi meletak jawatan dua tahun dari sekarang bermakna penggantinya hanya mempunyai dua setengah tahun untuk pulihkan parti untuk hadapi Pilihanraya Umum ke-13. Masa ini terlalu singkat kerana kerosakan yang dibuat oleh Dato Seri Abdullah kepada UMNO, Barisan Nasional dan parti-parti komponennya amat teruk. Masa yang lebih panjang diperlukan.

Jiak Dato Seri Abdullah benar-benar sayang kepada UMNO, dia harus rela korban dirinya untuk penggantinya berpeluang memulihkan UMNO. Alasannya yang dia ingin awasi pelaksanaan Rancangan Malaysia ke-9 tidak boleh diterima kerana sesungguhnya kehadirannya adalah sebab UMNO dan Barisan Nasional jadi lemah.

Saya terima saya bersalah kerana memilih Dato Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi sebagai pengganti saya. Sekarang saya menyesal kerana saya tidak sangka "Mr Clean" tidak begitu clean.

Saya percaya ahli UMNO dan pemimpin-pemimpin UMNO di semua peringkat yang marah saya tentu tidak ingin membuat kesalahan yang sama.

Hari ini yang berkuasa menggantikan Dato Seri Abdullah hanyalah ahli dan pemimpin-pemimpin UMNO.

Janganlah tunggu Pilihanraya Umum ke-13 untuk kalahkan BN dan UMNO supaya Dato Seri Abdullah jatuh. Yang salah bukan BN atau UMNO. Yang salah ialah Dato Seri Abdullah.

Jika ahli UMNO hendak melihat UMNO dan BN dipulih semula, paksalah Dato Seri Abdullah letak jawatan sekarang. Jangan calon Dato Seri Abdullah di peringkat cawangan atau bahagian.

Jika kerana cawangan dan bahagian mengizinkan Dato Seri Abdullah terus menjadi Presiden UMNO, yang salah ialah ahli UMNO sendiri.

Ahli UMNO akan bertanggungjawab terhadap kehancuran UMNO dan malapetaka yang akan timpa orang Melayu dan negara Malaysia. Yang akan hancur bersama ialah parti-parti komponen BN.

Setelah mengetahui kekalahan teruk yang menimpa UMNO dan BN di bawah kepimpinan Dato Seri Abdullah, UMNO masih kekalkan kepimpinannya, yang bertanggungjawab dan salah ialah ahli dan pemimpin-pemimpin UMNO sendiri.

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*Jarang TDM mengaku macam ni, ego dia terlalu besar untuk mengaku pernah buat salah. Maybe dia nak sgt Pak Lah resigned sampai dia sendiri ketepikan ego dia. Tapi dalam mengaku tu sempat kat dia shift blame dia pada ahli-ahli UMNO lain.

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IPPs exempted from paying windfall profit levy with new agreement

KUALA LUMPUR: Independent power producers (IPPs) which successfully renegotiate their Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) will be exempted from paying the windfall profit levy.

The exemption starts from the date the terms of the new agreement comes into force.

Second Finance Minister Tan Sri Nor Mohamed Yakcop said in a statement that the new move was to encourage progress in the negotiations.

A committee comprising the Economic Planning Unit of the Prime Minister’s Department, Finance Ministry and the Energy, Water and Communications Ministry would be set up to oversee and arbitrate the negotiations between the IPPs and Tenaga Nasional Berhad.

“The Government is confident that renegotiations on PPAs will be successfully concluded within a year, taking into account the interests of all stakeholders, including IPP bondholders,” Nor Mohamed said.

On June 4, the Government said that a windfall tax of 30% would be imposed on IPPs from July 1, following the hike in fuel prices and electricity tariffs.

Nor Mohamed said that in the context of electricity, the Government’s principle objective was to ensure a sustainable power industry, whereby people and business consumers would continue to be assured of electricity supply at competitive rates.

“Particularly with the current environment of high fuel prices, the Government is of the opinion that all stakeholders, including IPPs, must contribute towards the rising cost of electricity on a more equitable basis,” he added.

Nor Mohamed said the Government had earlier in 2006 initiated renegotiations of existing PPAs which was not unusual in the global context, given that PPAs had been renegotiated in the United States, Northern Ireland, India, the Philippines and Indonesia.

“However, our renegotiations had not been successful.

“In the absence of progress, the Windfall Profit Levy Act was applied to IPPs as an expedient mechanism to effect the IPPs' contribution towards the higher cost of fuel,” he added.

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*Bukan ini plan Anwar masa debate ari tu ke? Yang goverment dok demonized dia pastu boleh pulak try nak ikut plan dia. Memang dasar kerajaan hipokrit. Sebelum debate tu rasanya takde pun org-org gov sebut pasal nak renegotiate dgn IPP ke apa ke. Pas ni kalau langkah ni berjaya mesti Pak Lah yang take credit.

The Great Depression Part Deux

Bread line during The Great Depression. Isn't it ironic with the poster behind those in line?

Are we on the verge of another great depression? The great depression started in October 1928 which begins with dramatic collapse of US Stock exchange triggered the worst economic downturn the world have ever seen. Read about it here.

Current situation is not much different. Newspapers reported stock exchange in US, Britsh, German and French closed sharply lower than expected yesterday. Read about it here. Coupled with rising oil price which effecting inflation rate worldwide, i think the economy is on the verge of collapsing. The question is what can the government do? Can we survive if world economy collapse?

From Wikipedia "The depression had devastating effects both in the industrialized countries and in those which exported raw materials. International trade declined sharply, as did personal incomes, tax revenues, prices, and profits."

Malaysia as one of the biggest producer and exporter of electronic goods will be directly effected by world economy. Hope that the government, be it BN or PR government have a plan to counter this effect.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Malaya 2008 : The Movie

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5


The plot thickens... To be continued...

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Deoxyribonucleic Acid



The Malaysian DNA Conundrum

Virtually the whole of Malaysia is now talking about DNA. DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) has become a buzz word, featuring in conversations at coffee shops; offices and even our august parliament.

We must thank Crick and Watson who discovered the double stranded helical structure of the DNA molecule in 1954 which has since unleashed a plethora of advances in biotechnology. Forensic DNA is one of the many breakthroughs in this research in an impassioned endeavor towards advancing justice through DNA technology.

Justice and fairness should instead be the buzz word of the rakyat, the parliament , political leadership and the impartial media. This unfortunately is a far cry considering the various statements issued and the nuances of the mainstream media. Overnight, a handful of parliamentarians have turned pseudo-geneticists, shouting for surrender of DNA material ! Some have even sentenced the alleged assailant an unequivocal guilty verdict!

Beginning with the end, it is important to emphasize upfront that with all of the available DNA techniques, conviction cannot be based on DNA evidence ALONE if there are a host of other conflicting and non-corroborative evidence. For example, if a victim claimed rape in a condominium in KL whilst the accused was addressing a seminar in Singapore at the material time, no amount of DNA recovered at the crime scene is going to make any difference.

We hope this would moderate the DNA mania which is incessantly hyped, the latest by the father of the alleged victim.

Notwithstanding, what is worrying from the hypothetical case scenario is, how DNA of the alleged assailant got into the condominium. In the language of forensic medicine, there is an outright breach of the chain of custody in this hypothetical case.

Surrendering blood for DNA testing is NOT the central issue in the current stalemate. Maintaining the chain of custody is the CRITICAL factor for any DNA evidence. It demands a strict record of individuals who have had physical possession of the evidence and the process used to maintain and document the chronological history of the evidence. The chain of custody of the specimens must be strictly guarded to ensure the collection, delivery, testing, storage and rigorous documentation of the results are preserved and protected from any unauthorized and illegal access.

The historic trial of 1998 laid bare the extreme flaws of the country’s DNA squad, by design or otherwise. The grave concern from all quarters, national and international on the conduct of the current investigation is understandable and reasonable given the experience we were subjected to the last time this play was enacted. The accused and family who endured those humiliating moments of the last sham trial must be gutted by this sequelae.

We offer below a short brief on DNA as an idiots guide to the correct medical procedures to be followed in cases of alleged sodomy. It is grounded on back to basics forensic medicine, founded on evidence and not emotions.

1) If the alleged victim claimed “the latest violation” on 26th June 08, had “counsel on 27th June 08 and reported to police on 28th June 08, it is highly likely that nature’s most efficient plumbing system would have flushed out whatever foreign fluids and tissue deposited within that most currently spoken of orifice. Almost all humans need to answer the big call at least once a day!

2) Notwithstanding the above, if indeed the alleged accused’s specimen was obtained from the “hole”, it would be imperative to verify the authenticity of the collection to ensure no foul play was involved in collecting the specimen.

3) DNA from the sample obtained in (2) can then be readily compared with the DNA fingerprint of the accused, assuming his DNA profile from the last trial had been safely archived. That is the role of the National DNA Database. It is hence nonsensical for the incessant calls for the accused to give his fresh blood to perform a match with the sample from (2). Unless of course in typical Malaysia Bolehland fashion, the accused’s DNA fingerprint records have gone missing! This then does not speak well of the professionalism of the investigating team. But then again it is but a recurring theme in so many other investigations of late.

4) The prime minister and the deputy IGP, amongst others have insinuated that old DNA from 10 years ago is of little or no use in the current saga. Let it be known by all and sundry that there is no expiry of DNA. For purposes of DNA fingerprinting alone, even the Jurassic dinosaurs DNA can be analyzed, unless of course there is a sinister intention for use of the accused’s fresh DNA that is almost unthinkable.

We offer the following solution to the current impasse for the authorities kind consideration :

If at all it is legally required for the DNA of the accused to be analyzed from a fresh blood sample, the following is the recommended procedure.

There must be three specimens
a. Blood from the accused
b. Blood from the alleged victim
c. Specimen from the “hole”

There must be two aliquots (portions) of each specimen and these must be presented concurrently to prevent any tampering by either or both parties. The chain of custody of the specimens must be strictly adhered.

DNA analysis of the three specimens can then be conducted independently by a laboratory of their choice (both parties getting 1 aliquot of each specimen). A holding watch of each process can be agreed upon.

DNA matching from the above can then be used as corroborative evidence to either acquit or convict. DNA does not lie provided humans handling them don’t.

As all Malaysian citizens would have realized by now, politics and medicine is a very volatile mix. The political sodomy of medicine in the trial of 1998 should make all of us even more wary of the innuendos which the current saga brings to fore.. This, despite the exclusion of the IGP and AG from the investigating and prosecuting teams and all the assurances from the powers that be.

The Malaysian public in particular and interested parties around the world awaits the truth of the matter in this episode of “Sodomy Malaysian Style”. We pray that this time around truth will not be sacrificed at the altar of political gamesmanship!

In ALLAH we trust and HE knows best.

Dr. Sheik Johari Bux
Dr. Farouq Musa
Dato’ Dr. Musa Mohd. Nordin

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*something is obviously fishy when top government leaders demand for DNA, and yet they said there are no interference with police investigation. Hmmm even a child could come out with better plan compared to our government.

At Last


Fauzi Abdul Rahman sertai PKR
Muda Mohd Noor | Jul 23, 08 1:42pm


Bekas ahli parlimen Kuantan, Datuk Fauzi Abdul Rahman yang menyertai parti itu hari ini berkata, ramai lagi pemimpin Umno Pahang akan menyertai parti itu dalam tempoh terdekat ini.

"Kami dapat meramalkan penyertaan pemimpin Umno secara beramai-ramai ke dalam PKR dan fenomena ini adalah berterusan.

anwar pc welcome fauzi 230708 fauzi2.jpg"Sebenarnya tidak ada tempoh tertentu untuk mereka menyertai PKR kerana kami tidak menetapkan sebarang syarat kepada mereka," katanya kepada Malaysiakini.

Penyertaan Fauzi dalam PKR itu diumumkan oleh ketua umum parti itu, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim di ibu pejabat PKR di Petaling Jaya hari ini.

Fauzi pernah memegang jawatan setiausaha Parlimen Kementerian Penerangan pada Oktober 1990 sehingga 1995, setiausaha Parlimen Kementerian Tanah dan Pembangunan Koperasi (1995-1997) dan timbalan menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri (1977-99).

Beliau yang juga bekas ketua Umno bahagian Kuantan, mula bertanding kerusi Parlimen Kuantan pada 1990. Pada 1995 beliau bertanding kerusi Beserah (DUN) dan menyandang kerusi tersebut sehingga 2004.

Hadir sama dalam sidang akhbar hari ini ialah dua lagi bekas pemimpin Umno yang telahpun menyertai PKR. Mereka ialah bekas ketua Umno bahagian Kota Setar, Datuk Abdul Hadi Derani dan bekas timbalan ketua Umno bahagian Mentakab, Datuk Mat Lazim Derani.

"Rakyat termasuk ahli dan pemimpin Umno marah dengan cara kerajaan melayan Anwar yang sedang menghadapi tududan liwat sekarang.

"Jangan naik kerana keburukan orang lain kerana ini bukan budaya rakyat Malaysia, sebaliknya perlu menampilkan kewibawaan diri.

anwar pc welcome fauzi 230708 group1.jpg"Isu liwat itu akan menjadi senjata makan tuan, rakyat akan semakin benci kepada Umno dan masuk PKR," katanya lagi.

Sementara seorang pemimpin Umno di Pahang yang dihubungi hari ini berkata, dakwaan Fauzi bahawa ramai pemimpin Umno akan menyertai PKR sukar dipercayai.

Katanya, mungkin beberapa pemimpin veteran akan berbuat demikian tetapi ia tidak menjejaskan kekuatan Umno.

"Saya tidak dengar ada pemimpin utama negeri atau bahagian akan menyertai PKR dalam masa terdekat ini.

"Jadi dakwaan Fauzi itu mungkin hanya seronok didengar tetapi belum tentu kesahihannya," katanya yang enggan namanya

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*Akhirnya Dato' Fauzi masuk PKR jugak. Congrats Uncle. So next election confirm la Pogym jadi calon kot hehehe.