Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Bodoh MELANTUN-LANTUN

Disini harga teh tarik masih lagi 5 posen

Harga roti tisu ni dari dulu 6 kupang, tak naik naik..

PUTRAJAYA 19 Julai - Sebanyak 17 persatuan peniaga yang mewakili 500,000 ahli memberi jaminan tidak akan menaikkan harga barangan jualan mereka ekoran pelarasan harga gula minggu lepas.

Kalau nak bodoh, bodoh lah sorang sorang..thee he he

Jangan ajak jiran2, sanak sedara, rakyat 1Malaya bodoh sama..

Paling tidak pun, berbodohlah anda bersama keluarga anda sahaja..thee he he

Peniaga mana rela untung kena kerat? apek mana? mamak naina mana?..thee he he

Tiap2 bulan buat untung RM10,000.. tup tup start bulan ni untung RM6,000..thee he he

Jadi nak bagi tau 1Malaya yg apek & mamak naina ni masih boleh ketawa gembira guling2 hempas2 badan??

Appa da dey!! Dengan menteri menteri kena auta dgn persatuan.

 Jaminan itu turut diberikan oleh 17 wakil syarikat pengeluar makanan dan minuman utama di negara ini dalam satu pertemuan dengan Menteri Perdagangan Dalam Negeri, Koperasi dan Kepenggunaan, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob di sini, hari ini.

Pada sidang akhbar selepas pertemuan selama sejam itu, Ismail Sabri berkata, komitmen yang diumumkan oleh persatuan dan pengeluar terbabit diharap melegakan orang ramai.

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Duduk Rumah Pun Kena PAU

Suri rumah boleh mencarum KWSP

Oleh Faridzwan Abdul Ghafar
faridzwan@bharian.com.my
2010/07/20


KUALA LUMPUR: Suri rumah kini boleh mencarum dalam Kumpulan Wang Simpanan Pekerja (KWSP) menerusi Skim Simpanan Persaraan 1Malaysia yang sebelum ini dikhususkan untuk golongan bekerja sendiri dan tiada pendapatan tetap.

Bangangnya EPF..thee he he


Dah tak ada idea lagi dah nak mencari sumber..


Ini suri rumah pun nak dikapor..


Nampak benar negara kita nak bengkrap..thee he he


Ini kurikulum baru untuk suri rumah..thee he he, KBSR


Kapor Beg-duit Suri Rumah! gagagagaaga..ga! ga!


Duduk rumah pun kena, siang malam pagi petang kena PAU!

Menerusi skim itu, pencarum bukan saja menerima dividen tahunan, malah menikmati sumbangan tambahan sebanyak lima peratus daripada kerajaan dan tertakluk kepada jumlah maksimum RM60 setahun untuk tempoh lima tahun bermula tahun ini hingga 2014.

Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif KWSP, Tan Sri Azlan Zainol, berkata pencarum skim berkenaan tidak disyaratkan menyimpan secara bulanan, sebaliknya boleh mencarum pada bila-bila masa dari serendah RM50 dan maksimum RM5,000 sebulan.




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Do You Like PAINTINGS?

This is  a stunning piece of art.




"That 2,000 Yard Stare" painted by Tom Lea, World War Two, 1944. 


The painting is among about 300 paintings by U.S. servicemen and women that will be unveiled to the public for the first time at Philadelphia's National Constitution Center in September. The paintings have been selected from about 15,000 collected by the U.S. Army since the 1840s. Most have never been on public display. "Art of the American Soldier" focuses on the duties, sacrifices, and everyday lives of troops, and covers every conflict from the World War One to Afghanistan. -- Picture by REUTERS/Tom Lea/National Constitution Center/Handout


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Malaysia's Bridge is Falling Down

From Huffington Post
By Thor Halvorssen
Founder, Oslo Freedom Forum

The farcical trial of Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim resumes this week in Kuala Lumpur. This is the second time that the country’s ruling establishment has tried to destroy Anwar’s career with trumped-up allegations of sodomy. It succeeded 12 years ago, when he was imprisoned for six years on similar charges. Now Anwar faces up to 20 years in jail and whipping if convicted.

Controlled by the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) since independence and now led by the increasingly autocratic Prime Minister Najib Razak, the Malaysian government knows Anwar is the only viable threat to its half-century of rule. Anwar became a risk to the government as deputy prime minister in 1998 when he began attacking corruption and calling for reform. Ultimately he became leader of the opposition.

Najib’s UMNO is trying to jail Anwar again in hopes of crushing his People’s Justice Party (PKR). A secular Muslim party, PKR leads a diverse political coalition with ethnic Chinese and Islamist partners. If Anwar is neutralized, this opposition movement would be paralyzed.

Anwar’s accuser – a former intern- admits to meeting with Najib just days before the alleged sexual act occurred and he has since changed his story several times. The charges against Anwar are transparently political. But the obvious intent of the trial matters little in Malaysia, where the government exercises a disabling grip on the justice system and the media.

Yet as one visits Kuala Lumpur today, these autocratic tendencies are not immediately visible. The modern splendor of this city and the surrounding wealthy state of Selangor help disguise one of the world’s most insidious authoritarian governments.

Najib’s most powerful tool is the Internal Security Act – a remnant from the days of British colonialism that gives the Interior Minister power to indefinitely and arbitrarily imprison any Malaysian without trial or even evidence. Through the ISA the government creates a climate of fear by arresting dozens of politicians, journalists, and student leaders.

Opposition voices like Anwar who are politically attacked through the courts are hardly better off than victims of the ISA. Virtually all positions in the justice system beyond the local level are held by government cronies.

Most problematic is that the local media cannot report on the ISA and the puppet justice system. The Printing Presses and Publications Act gives Najib near-absolute control over the news as media organizations need the government’s permission to operate.

Almost all major national newspapers, magazines, television channels, and radio stations here are tied to the ruling UMNO party. And Najib continues to tighten his grip in the face of Anwar’s trial. Suara Keadilan, the publication of Anwar’s PKR party, and the two other visible opposition outlets had their permits revoked on July 1.

The only way to get unfiltered news in Malaysia is online. Here, the media is protected by the “Bill of Guarantee of No Internet Censorship” – a law passed in the 1990s, at the strong suggestion of Bill Gates, to woo IT development to Malaysia.

Unfortunately, internet penetration is extremely limited outside of Malaysian urban centers. In some provinces, less than 10% of the population has online access, and most are stuck with the broadsheets. These read as if from a 1984 dystopia – there is no bad news, and other than culture and sports, there is cant-laden drivel about the government’s righteous quest to “serve the people”.

On a visit to the offices of a small opposition monthly, the editors despaired at the suffocating Malaysian media culture. Not just because it means Malaysians can’t easily find truth, but also because the next generation has grown uninterested: real journalism can no longer be practiced.

Through the silencing of opposition voices, vote-shopping, and gerrymandering, the UMNO-led government is able to continue its autocratic rule while calling Malaysia a democracy. And Najib seeks to perpetuate this charade by clamping down on Malaysian youth. Through the University and University College Act, students are forbidden from having any involvement in politics.

Despite their systemic nature, Malaysia’s human rights violations are largely unknown to the outside world. Many academics and journalists group the country with Indonesia and Turkey as a promising moderate Muslim democracy. And Wikipedia’s entries on Malaysia and on Najib avoid any mention of human rights, the Internal Security Act, censorship, or the crumbling rule of law. Such whitewashing is not surprising given that Najib hired Washington-based APCO Worldwide to burnish his image and besmirch Anwar’s.

Anwar, who has been profiled in TIME, the New Yorker, and Newsweek, and is frequently lionized as a promising Muslim leader, has recently been APCO’s target. In Malaysia, Anwar has often been mocked for having “Jewish friends.” Najib’s mentor and predecessor, Mahathir, even went so far as to say Anwar “would make a good prime minister for Israel.” In return, Anwar seized Najib’s hiring of APCO as a chance to issue inflammatory remarks on the firm’s supposed ties to Israel. This backfired when APCO distributed Anwar’s comments internationally along with a series of unattributed anti-Semitic statements posted on his website. The result is that on the eve of his trial many of his Western allies have questioned Anwar’s integrity.

The truth is that Anwar has been critical of some policies of the current Israeli government. And in the last few months he has even become more vocal as he wrestles with Najib’s media apparatus to avoid being pinned as blindly pro-Israel. But Anwar is hardly an anti-Semite. Contrast this with UMNO–which has led entire rallies inveighing against “the Jew.” Anwar’s critics should be careful not to carry water for Najib’s party, which proudly sports venomous anti-Semitic rhetoric and conspiracy.

Over dinner in Kuala Lumpur, Anwar told us that unless international actors address issues like censorship and imprisonment without trial, Malaysia will not become the oft-discussed bridge between East and West. Only if his trial is exposed as a sham and he avoids prison might Malaysia have a real democratic contest with elections in 2012 or 2013.

Sadly, this country’s appalling human rights record remains buried under a sea of APCO press releases.

Thor Halvorssen is the president of the Human Rights Foundation and the founder of the Oslo Freedom Forum. Alex Gladstein is its Chief Operating Officer.

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