MORE PICS Video – SIL Khairy Pulling the String – To Follow Father-in-Law? Malaysia an Islamic state, a secular nation… or becoming a corporate state
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After 50 years, we are still learning and searching? The mention by Anil (Below) of a new force and
For example, we can goggle for hundreds of references that eating a vegetarian diet is valuable, yet how do we know that vegetarianism is best for us at this time in our lives? It may be accurate that a vegetarian lifestyle is very healthy, for example, but truth may prevail that it is inappropriate for you at this present time.
Time as you experience it is an illusion caused by your own physical senses and so it seems to you that one moment exists and is gone forever. So is the proclamation of Merdeka by Tunku gone forever? We need holography to relive Tunku's Declaration Of Merdeka?
Those who can follow, in this physical existence we are learning how to handle the inexhaustible energy that is available to all of us. Some of our feelings and thoughts are translated into OBJECTS in a medium we call SPACE. Others are translated into EVENTS in a medium you call TIME. Space and time concepts (exist in physical realm) are illusions. They exist only in the physical realm.. Albert Einstein had also stated: “For those of us who believe in physics this separation between past, present and future is only an illusion, although a convincing one” More details of
"A Einstein & Fabric of Time” H E R E
Stephen Hawking Time has No Boundary Proposal H E R E
There seems to be a gross misconception & understanding of Past, Present & Future. Your idea of space and time is determined by your neurological structure. The camouflage is so craftily executed and created by the inner self that you must, by necessity, focus your attention on your present physical reality.
Try to understand, everything in the universe exists at ONE TIME - simultaneously. The past is seldom what you remember it to be, for you have already rearranged it from the instant of any given event. The past is being constantly recreated by each individual as attitudes and associations change. This is an actual recreation, not a symbolic one. The child is indeed still within the man, but he is not the child that 'was', for even the child within the man constantly changes. Therefore every action in our present affects actions you call past.
It is possible to react in the past to an event that has not occurred, and to be influenced by your own future. It is also possible for an individual to react in the past to an event in the future, which in your terms, may never occur. No event is predestined. Any given event can be changed not only before and during but after its occurrence. The individual is hardly at the mercy of past events, for he changes them constantly. He is hardly at the mercy of future events, for he changes these not only before but after their happening.
Individual’s future actions are not dependent upon a concrete finished past, for such a past never existed. The past is as real as the future, no more or less. However, there is a part of you that is NOT locked within physical reality, and that part of you knows that there is only an Eternal Now. The part of you that knows is the whole self, your inner and outer ego (all that you are).
Your time -- past, present, and future -- would be experienced entirely as present to many of these personalities. However, your past, present, and future would be experienced entirely as past to still other personality structures. Imagine past, present, and future then as a single line delineation of experience in your terms; the line, however, continuing indefinitely. And other personality structures from other dimensions could then, theoretically, observe it from the infinity of viewpoints. However, there is much more than this. The single line [representing physical experience] is really the surface thread along which you seem to travel. It is all the thread that you perceive, so when you envision other dimensions you are forced to think in terms of observers far above the thread, looking down upon it from any given viewpoint. ABOVE: Anyone surprised that the Son-in-law was chosen to pull that string?
ABOVE: Anyone surprised that the Son-in-law was chosen to pull that string?
Merdeka! But beware the new power.
Just watching the 50th Merdeka celebrations on TV and I can't help but notice how top BN politicians are dominating the proceedings.The 8tv talk show hosts are singing the praises of the PM. Samy and Ong Ka Ting are hovering around the PM. So too Hishamuddin Hussein.
Khairy Jamaluddin raising the flag… Khairy leading the Youth of the BN component parties in a marchpast…Najib literally breathing down Abdullah's neck, looking over his shoulders, as the PM delivers a "spirited" speech.
(Fifty years ago, the Tunku was flanked by Najib's father Razak, Cheng Lock, and Sambanthan. Umno Youth leader Sardon Jubir placed a chain around the Tunku's neck in recognition of his role as Bapa Kemerdekaan.) Dressed in BN blue, Abdullah uses words such as "terbilang" and "gemilang" (from the BN tagline), raising his voice in an attempt to fire up the crowd - but he ends up coughing in between… 0ops.Someone, tell him that yelling at the top of his voice is not his style. In front of him, Umno flags (and was that an MIC flag I spotted?) flutter next to the Jalur Gemilang. (Hmm, that gemilang word again.) Excuse me, are we celebrating the BN or Merdeka here? Has the campaign for the general election begun?
ABOVE & BELOW: Celebrating 50 years of BN rule everywhere?
After 50 years, opposition parties and civil society groups don't seem to have much of a part to play in the official Merdeka celebrations. I don't see any of the key opposition politicians around. Fifty years of independence… and it has come to this. In a sense, this exclusion is symbolic of the larger exclusion of alternative histories and interpretations of the road to
Remember, the British were reluctant to leave
Meanwhile, we are still grappling with what exactly the Malaysian nation is. The PM's and his deputy's pronouncements that
Those who feel that
Fifty years ago, just before his now-familiar exultant cries of Merdeka!, the Tunku, in his stirring Proclamation of Independence,solemnly pledged that
"…akan kekal menjadi sebuah negara demokrasi yang merdeka dan yang berdaulat serta berdasarkan kepada kebebasan dan keadilan dan mengkekalkan keamanan di antara segala bangsa.
, 31August 1957? Kuala Lumpur
"… with God's blessings shall be forever a democratic and independent State founded upon the principles of liberty and justice and ever seeking the welfare and happiness of its people…" (emphasis mine).
We know of course there has been some conflict – a legal lacuna – between the civil and sharia courts in a string of cases involving conversion cases and family disputes where one party is Muslim and the other non-Muslim. A solution must be found to these conflicts. Nominally, we are supposed to be a parliamentary democracy.
But for the most part - notwithstanding the ideological shift towards greater exclusivism among the right-wing ethno Malay-Muslim nationalists - the debate masks the emergence and entrenchment of a new power in our land. Just as British commercial interests figured prominently in the Merdeka era, today a new force has emerged quietly, exerting its influence on the ruling elite behind the scenes. In this excerpt from a piece I wrote for the Herald, I discuss how this force has extended its influence to nearly all facets of Malaysian life:
Ever heard of the terms "corporatocracy" or a "plutocracy"? How about a corporate authoritarian state or a corporate police state? I am not saying that we are any of these. But what we are witnessing now is the emergence of powerful corporations, which, while they don't wield actual power, exert tremendous influence over the ruling class. As time goes on, these corporations are likely to increase in power, and if they are multinationals, they can grow even bigger and more powerful than many smaller nations. Award-winning journalist John Pilger refers to them as the "The New Rulers of the World". Another economist, John Perkins has also used the term "corporatocracy" in his book "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man" to describe a system of governance controlled by "big corporations, international banks, and government".
In a corporatocracy, politicians tend to be very friendly to corporate interests. The media too are controlled by huge corporations and they usually publish corporate propaganda, which promotes the interests of corporations and their products.
A plutocracy is somewhat similar. It is a system of government controlled by a small percentage of very wealthy individuals and this system can also benefit and include those in power. A small group of wealthy individuals influence or control most of the levers of power and opportunity. The genesis of the turn to the market and corporate values in
Now, we are seeing moves to corporatise state water authorities. Everywhere we turn, we can see the influence of the corporate world even in our popular culture. Meanwhile, Christians, Muslims, Hindus and Buddhists – many are so enamoured by the cut-throat, profit-at-all-costs corporate world that some have forgotten the real values of compassion, love, and justice
espoused by their respective religions. Instead of aspiring to a life of service to the Lord's vineyard, many of us aspire to climb the rungs of the corporate ladder.
You can also see the immense influence that corporations wield in these days of global warming. While individuals have been urged to be environmentally conscious, there is no similar call (or penalties) to the large corporations to cut down on their toxic fumes, greenhouse gases and harmful effluents. So, you tell me, do we live in an Islamic state, a secular nation… or a corporate state?
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ABOVE & BELOW: Aerial views of the Merdeka show
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ABOVE: Another aerial view and BELOW: Tun Dr Mahathir & Wife attended the celebration, fearing that it could be his last; and had his next By-pass postponed to Tue, 4th Sept 07
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Holography Relives Tunku's Declaration Of Merdeka
ABOVE & BELOW: Holy cows - holography to create & relive the past -at what cost?
The rise of the nation, from being an agricultural state with more than half its people in poverty, to a modern industrial powerhouse that is among the top 20 trading nations of the world, was reflected in the extensive use of modern visual effects to bring reality to the past. Stadium Merdeka's football pitch became a huge screen for large format projections, while a panoramic screen stretched almost a quarter of the stadium's perimeter.The capacity crowd was awed in particular by the holographic displays which showed up giant images of the Tunku and the other past prime ministers as the distinctive achievements of each of their administrations were hailed. With the stadium's design being restored to its original form when the country's independence was declared, the Merdeka spirit that was sparked 50 years ago was felt by the crowd who had gathered for the mammoth Merdeka golden jubilee gathering.
As soon as the rousing shouts of `merdeka' ended, the crowd was taken on a nostalgic journey to show the achievements of the past leaders via a slide show, lights, holography and dances reflecting the glory of the past prime ministers.
Beginning with the era of Tunku (ABOVE) Abdul Rahman which used the independence as the theme of the presentation, the crowd was entertained to an acrobatic display by about 300 members of the Malaysian Defence Forces (ATM).era of the late Tun Razak (ABOVE) Datuk Hussein filled the second slot with agricultural development as the theme and a dance performance entitled `Buku Hijau' (Green Book) and Felda by about 1,000 teachers in the Klang Valley which was then followed by the era of Tun Hussein Onn (BELOW) with the theme of racial unity through a dance by about 2,000 teachers.
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The Tun Dr Mahathir (ABOVE) Mohamad's administration which carried the theme of infrastructural development was staged by 770 students with a band performance and this was followed finally by the era of the present prime minister, Abdullah.The theme of the 15-minute performance was human capital development shown via a rhythmic gymnastic performance by 1,500 members of the Sokka Gakkai Association. Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin, Abdullah and members of the Cabinet attended the celebration.
The performance concluded with a fireworks display and singing of patriotic songs including `Tanggal 31 Ogos', `Malaysia Berjaya' and `Jalur Gemilang' as well as the `joget merdeka' dance by 6,000 dancers.
The event was participated by about 18,000 people from various departments and agencies including the Federal Territory Education Department, the ATM, Sokka Gakkai Association, political parties, youth bodies, the Istana Budaya and the Royal Malaysia Police Band.
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this UPDATE previews the next post:
Altantuya Murder Trial - Day 33= = == = =Altantuya Murder Trial - Resumes
MORE PICS & Video – Day 33 – Altantuya Murder Trial; Sirul Azhar Claims: I am being framed; Someone planted the jewelry items in my never worn Jacket; Believe it or Not.
After a 3 week break, the witness Sirul Azhar came back with a half cooked-up story in denying knowledge of Altantuya’s jewelry and at a loss to understand how they were placed in his jacket which he also claimed never worn. The mystery deepens. Why would one buy a jacket from India and keep it? The police must have practiced “black magic”, snapped their fingers and had the items placed inside his jacket in the apartment. Why would the police frame him?
The judge would make a ruling at the end of the prosecution's case
ABOVE: Malaysiakini, latest Report, details H E R E by Subscription. When he denies keeping it, it means he did not volunteer the information. So once again, this evidence would not be admissible as it was given with inducement. BELOW: The updated Version
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Sirul: Attempts to fix me
R. Surenthira Kumar and Maria J. Dass; SUN
SHAH ALAM (Sept 3, 2007): Murder accused Cpl Sirul Azhar Umar, 36, told the High Court here today that he realised there were attempts to incriminate him with the murder of Mongolian woman Altantuya Shaariibuu when ASP Zulkarnain Samsudin laid out his (Sirul's) black leather jacket (BELOW) on his (Sirul's) bed and put the woman's jewellery (BELOW) on it.
"From that I knew that these were attempts to fix me and I saw that I was going to get it," he said, adding that this was compounded by the act of Zulakarnain asking him to point at the jacket while pictures were taken. Sirul, a member of the police Special Action Unit (UTK), said he only pointed to the items as shown in the photographs as he was following 'orders' from Zulkarnain to do so. Sirul was answering questions by his counsel Hasnal Redzua Merican during re-examination in a trial- within-a-trial to determine if an alleged disclosure by him had been rightfully obtained and if it should be excluded. "At that time I did not know that I would be incriminated with anything, although the thought did cross my mind," said Sirul. Earlier during cross-examination DPP Tun Abdul Majid Tun Hamzah, Sirul said he did not know where the murdered woman's jewellery was kept in his jacket. He claimed that it was not him who had put it in the inner pockets of the jacket, and that he did not know how it got there.
Sirul said he had never seen or touched the jewellery prior to that and did not know who it belonged to. He added that he had not worn the black leather jacket which he had bought in
"Because I felt that I would be remanded over a longer period," replied Sirul who agreed that this was because the jewellery belonging to the victim had been found in his jacket in his home. Sirul also claimed that he signed the seizure list of the items in his home because he was ordered to do so by Zulkarnain. Earlier when he took the stand this morning, Sirul said an interrogating police officer had assured him the case would not be taken to court if he cooperated with them. Answering questions by Hasnul during examination in chief, Sirul claimed he did not make any disclosures in relation to the discovery of jewellery belonging to Altantuya. Sirul Azhar said he was taken aback when ASP Zulkarnain Samsudin instructed him to point to the jewellery placed on his jacket in his home. Hasnal Rezua: As far as you can recall, what was ASP Zulkarnain's instructions at the time? Sirul Azhar: He instructed, "point to the items". I asked him "what's this Tuan (Sir)? I refused to point to the items, but he insisted I do so, and said, "just point to it, Sirul."
Trial judge Datuk Mohd Zaki Md Yasin then interjected and asked Sirul Azhar if he pointed to the items. Sirul Azhar said at first he did not, but after being instructed again by Zulkarnain, he relented and the police photographer took two snap shots of his pose. He said Zulkarnain, Chief Insp Koh Fei Cheow and a few other personnel, including an officer and two personnel from the UTK, were in his Kota Damansara home at that time.
Sirul Azhar said he was also instructed to hold up his jacket for photographs to be taken. He said the raiding officers led by Zulkarnain, had upon entering his flat, headed for his room and closed the door. He said when they called in after about five minutes; they were removing his jacket from the wardrobe and taking out the jewellery from the jacket pocket. Earlier, Sirul Azhar told the court upon his arrival from the Islamabad-Lahore-Bangkok-Kuala Lumpur journey with the head of the UTK unit ACP Mastor Mohd Ariff, he spent the night in the lock-up in the police station in Jalan Pantai, Brickfields. The following day, he was taken to a magistrate's court in Jalan Raja where an order was obtained for his remand.
He was later taken for interrogation by Zulkarnain in the serious crimes division in the
Hasnal Rezua (ABOVE): During the session, did you tell ASP Zulkarnain that you wanted to make any disclosure?
Sirul Azhar: None at all.
Hasnal Rezua: As a police personnel, do you know what giving caution means?
Sirul Azhar: Yes, I do.
Hasnal Rezua: While you were in the room with ASP Zulkarnain, was any such caution made or read to you?
Sirul Azhar: No.
Hasnal Rezua: When you said you didn't know the answers to some of the questions, how did ASP Zulkarnain react?
Sirul Azhar: He raised his voice and continued to ask the same questions.
Hasnal Rezua: What transpired after that?
Sirul Azhar: He said, "why don't you speak the truth, tell me what you know. I know you are a police personnel, so in this case, we will try to help you so the matter will not be taken to court, so tell me."
He also said neither Zulkarnain nor the other officers asked him for his house address and he too did not lead or show the way to his flat when he was taken there last Nov 7.
During the questioning, Deputy Public Prosecutor Tun Abdul Majid Tun Hamzah (ABOVE) interjected and said the defence team was going beyond the purpose of the trial-within-a-trial and was attempting to adduce other evidence in support of their arguments.
"The defence ought to confine the statements to what was said during the interrogation and the two other statements made by the second accused (Sirul Azhar) at the time when the jacket was retrieved and when he pointed out the jewellery. They cannot go beyond," said Tun Abdul Majid.
Mohd Zaki (ABOVE) cut off the long winding submissions by both parties, before overuling the prosecution's objection and allowed the defence to continue.
He said he would make a ruling at the end of the prosecution's case.
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I Was Forced To Show Altantuya's Jewellery, Sirul Tells Court
The Special Action Squad (UTK) officer denied he had revealed or provided information during interrogation by ASP Zulkarnain Samsudin on Nov 7 last year at the D9 (Serious Crimes Section) office of the Kuala Lumpur police headquarters, that he (Sirul Azhar) could show the jewellery allegedly kept at his home in Kota Damansara. Instead, Sirul Azhar said that apart from being threatened, Zulkarnain during the 20-minute interrogation also promised that he would assist to free him and not charge him in court if he (Sirul Azhar) followed his instructions.
"I consented as I thought what he (Zulkarnain) wanted to do would not affect me," he said in the trial-within-a trial that is being held to determine the admissability of Sirul Azhar's statement to Zulkarnain during the interrogation. In the case, C/Insp Azilah Hadri, 31, also a member of the UTK and Sirul Azhar, 36, are charged with murdering Altantuya, 28, at a location between Lots 12843 and 16735 in the Mukim of Bukit Raja near here between on Oct 19 and on Oct 20 last year.
= = == Background, Letter found in Hotel Malaya, by Altantuya, - below
A verbatim transcript of the letter (including the foreigner's usual errors in spelling etc):
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“To see your lover is nothing criminal right? Yes was in shoc I wrote some stupid letters to him where I said I kill myslef I want help. Yes I try to blackmail him. Maybe its my fault but noe I really understand he dosent lovers me anymore and I need to stop that I saked money from him to go back how he promised to me. He lied to me to help and ruin my life. I came to KL to see him to face to face and ask why acting like that. Maybe rich person and he got family doin this. But whne I come I did some thing stupid I write letter where I said I will kill myself and thing like that.
“ut now he got letter of mine and trying to scare me or kill me. He hide some Indians guys and always follow me they staying outside of my hotel. At Hotel Malaya Jalan Hang Leiku and coming to my room knocking the door. What going on between Mr. Razak Baginda and me its I hope our problem right in life many times happend this kind of situation.
“But he trying nowto scare me to put to jail. He got connection in government. He got connection in police and scaring me for 2 and half years I been his lover he promised so thats the why I came here. But now he got fake papers with my signature and dere not my passport number he trying to put me to jail. Of course his rich men he can do taht. But now life is in danger
“Im really scared to even go out. Because he have my letters and all proff if I die or cacth by police or go jail they can show that papers only reason I m here because he ruined my life with lies. But now he even trying to sent me awya with his friends and trying to scare me and kill me. Maybe I did wrong and balckmailed him but he trying to kill me. I want to go back saftely. Because of this mans I delay my ticket and now I m in trouble.
“I connected to embassy of
in Mongolia Hong Kongits closes embassy to K.L told all story. I got friend here he help me but he said need to be careful because his rich man. Can everything do to me. Now he could easly kill me or put to jail ans says I did write letters I blackmaild him. So all proofness on my case can ask from embassy in Hong Kongor hotel where I stay. Its Hotel Malay one of the Indian man is Suraja, another one is Bala, they saying they proctect the boss but if they protect the boss if the do job why they follow me and knocking my door at 5am at morning and acting like friend.
“Why they asking me to pay money and asking to marry that Indian guy. They follow me from my hotel outside to any place I go. If they protect the boss why they saying to myp.ir that they can kill me? That Indain guy told me Mr. Razak is rich man he knows many people here so can easyly put e to jail. They say
is diferent from Monolia and said they know people in police so can easy put me to jail. If in Malaysia law goes like that I cant complane. Malaysia
“But true is I didnt nothing to him I m just normal girl trying to meet my lover who lied to me and promised manty things but now wnat to put me ti jail or kill. Maybe its my fault to blackmail him but I got my own problem because of his lies and come to just see him. If its criminal to see my lover if its criminal what I did ill understand. But please check everything by law. If I made mistakeI ll never do again.”
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Don't Confuse People About Bloggers' Influence, Zam Tells Press
ABOVE: Zam speaking at the launch of the latest Propaganda Tool, Radio 24 hrs (93.9 FM) that gives skewed news that matter to boast the image of the Government at all times at the expense of the Rakyat's money. Isn't the present strangle hold of the print & electronic media not enough? And he is fully aware that rural areas wield a greater power in political elections.
"Who actually read bloggers' websites? Most of them are intellectuals while those in rural areas, who wield a greater power in political elections, do not read these websites," he said. Zainuddin said he did not believe bloggers had a big influence on the people as they lacked credibility. Zainuddin said the bloggers' credibility would disappear, especially when they joined certain political parties. Meanwhile, he said, the launch of Radio24 today was the government's new approach in disseminating information accurately and quickly. "I hope Radio24 will become a main media source for the public despite the stiff competition from the various media channels," he said. Earlier, Zainuddin launched the first news and information radio station in
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Zam attacks theSun again
SUN, PETALING JAYA (Sept 3, 2007): Information Minister Datuk Zainuddin Maidin attacked theSun for a second time today after launching Bernama's all-news radio station Radio24. Last week, Zainuddin, who was once editor-in-chief of Utusan
He made the accusation and took exception to Gerakan adviser and Energy, Water and Communications Minister Datuk Seri Dr Lim Keng Yaik describing theSun as the only newspaper that is truly non-racial in its news reporting. Torday, besides repeating his allegations that theSun was pro-DAP, he also said the newspaper supports Parti Keadilan and gave too much space to the views of young people
"He who is a supporter of Keadilan, those whose positions are against the government, youngsters, they will get a place in theSun," Zainuddin said. "Are they [theSun] the voice of DAP or Keadilan? I don't know. He also attacked internet bloggers and newspapers which treat bloggers as a source of information. "I don't understand why some newspapers want to project some of these websites as being crucial [and claim that they are] read by six million people. "Who are these six million? Foreigners?Are they read by people who determine the political power in this country?" he asked
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Civil Servants Can Take Up To Five Years Unpaid Leave To Look After Children
Currently, female public sector employees can take 60 days maternity leave with full pay five times during their service. The 90 days' leave without pay to look after the child can only be taken from the 61st day after birth. The leave cannot be approved if it starts on the 62nd day and any portion of the 90 days not used is automatically forfeited. The leave is given five times during any employee's service. Najib said the new regulation was to ensure that mothers nurtured their children at an early age because good early guidance could produce useful citizens. He said those taking the leave without pay would receive notional increments three times within the five years. "This means that they can take five years. After they decide to return to work, they will receive three notional increments.
"If, for example, if her annual increment is RM50, then she will get three notional increments, that is RM150, added to the pay that she was getting before she took the long leave," he said. Najib also congratulated the Public Service Department (PSD) for coming up with the cabinet paper on the matter in such a short time after his proposal at the Women's Summit 2007 on Aug 2 that women workers in the country be given flexibility to leave the service temporarily to raise their children to prevent massive resignations from these workers. He said PSD Director-General Tan Sri Ismail Adam would issue a circular on the matter. Asked about the government's next move following the PSD's decision not to implement the voluntary separation scheme (VSS) to get rid of problem employees, Najib said the civil service was studying a suitable method unlike the one in the private sector and it needed fine tuning.