Thursday, November 25, 2010

- old photo of sultan , Malaya

Old portrat of Sultans with British officials
First Durbar (Conference of Rulers) held at Kuala Kangsar, Malaya in 1897; Seated (l-r):
Hugh Clifford (Resident of Pahang), JP Rodger (Resident of Selangor), Sir Frank Swettenham (Resident-General),
Sultan Ahmad (Pahang), Sultan Abdul Samad (Selangor), Sir Charles Mitchell (British High Commissioner),
Sultan Idris (Perak), Tuanku Muhammad (Yand di Pertuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan) and
WH Treacher (Resident of Perak) (public domain/wikipedia)

Tunku Abdul Rahman, Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Sir Donald MacGillivray, High Commissioner Federation of Malaya.

Sultan Abdullah (in uniform) with members of his family after their return from exile in the Seychelles, ?c.1894. (Source: Arkib Negara Malaysia)

Almarhum Sultan Yusuf Izzudin Shah Perak, seated second from left

Almarhum Sultan Yusuf Izzuddin Shah of Perak, seated second from left.

This picture is of Datuk Setia Raja of Batu Gajah (seated on the right of the empty chair) and his Mandailing clansmen. The `empty` seat is occupied by a rubber sheet, commemorating the fact that the Mandailings were amongst the first non-Europeans to cultivate rubber in the Kinta Valley, Perak.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Batang Kali massacre, revisited.

Britain considers holding Malaya 'massacre' inquiry
The "Batang Kali massacre" occurred in a village in central Selangor state on Dec 12, 1948, when 14 members of the Scots Guards are alleged to have killed 24 unarmed ethnic Chinese and set fire to their village on a rubber plantation. Photo: LEICESTER NEWS SERVICE

The about face comes three months after the British Government turned down a request from Malaysian activists to investigate the killings, which took place during an anti-communist operation in the Malayan Emergency.

The "Batang Kali massacre" occurred in a village in central Selangor state on Dec 12, 1948, when 14 members of the Scots Guards are alleged to have killed 24 unarmed ethnic Chinese and set fire to their village on a rubber plantation.

"The [British Government has] decided to reconsider the decision ... that no inquiry would be established or other investigation undertaken into the incident at Batang Kali in 1948," said a letter from London that was sent to activists in Malaysia who have been campaigning for an inquiry.

An official at the British High Commission in Kuala Lumpur confirmed the contents of the letter, but said there was no guarantee an inquiry would be ordered.

"We must not pre-empt the outcome of the reconsideration process which we expect will take several weeks," she told the AFP news agency, adding that she could not say why the decision was being reviewed.

A spokesman for the activists, who have been campaigning for an investigation since 1993, welcomed the decision and urged a speedy resolution to the issue.

"The British Government must act quickly instead of simply dragging their feet until the surviving witnesses, who are very old, are no more," said Quek Ngee Meng, adding that one of the witnesses died last week.

Mr Quek said that his group had traced nine former British soldiers and four Malaysians who were witnesses to the events but that this pool will dwindle if the legal process takes too long.

He said the shooting was explained away in 1948 with the then Malayan attorney general saying an inquiry had been held and the troops vindicated, although no trace of this investigation has been found.

The massacre remained largely forgotten until a British newspaper in 1970 ran an explosive account of the killings, publishing sworn affidavits by several soldiers involved who admitted the villagers were shot in cold blood.

The revelations provoked uproar in Britain but a promised investigation was later dropped after a change in government.

The guerrilla war left thousands dead and formally ended only in 1989 with the signing of a peace treaty with the Malayan Communist Party.

Malaya won independence in 1957, when it became Malaysia.

Monday, November 15, 2010

On Anwar Ibrahim, a less than perfect politician

Something is terribly not right about him. A man hailed as student leader in his younger heydays, entered UMNO and rose through ranks and ladders so quick. He kicked many people out. No problem with Rahim Thamby, but with late Ghafar, everything seemed to be in bad taste. Too much! and not many jumped and shouted at his victorious maneuver. Greed is visible in his face, mind and actions.

Now he is fighting for his last breath in legal and political court. Not many will join him this time, no more yellow wave, no brace at the neck, no wheel chair, no swollen eyes, no trucks, no fire brigade, and no angry red shirts, as Saiful takes his hand down the memory lane. It was a painful lane.....

rujukan lain

  1. Anwar sodomy trial: Evidence of penetration the sun
  2. Saiful suffered anal penetration, say doctors- Malaysia Star
  3. The sodomy trial Anwar Ibrahim vs Mohd. Saiful Bukhari Azlan- allvoices
  4. Anwar's former aide lodges report over statutory declaration Sin Chew Jit Poh
  5. Another Anwar aide cries foul- Sodomy SD: Anwar and Rahimi looked 'nervous'- Men stop Anwar's former assistant from talking to media Malaysia Star
  6. Chaos at PC on Rahimi's statutory declarations- The Sun Daily
  7. Former IGP's Suit Against Anwar Set For Nov 11
  8. Kes Liwat : PKR Klang kacau sidang media Rahimi Osman - Anwar
  9. PKR info chief claims no coercion in Rahimi's SDs
  10. M . I . M: Anwar Ibrahim - Apanya Yang Rahimi Osman Tak Rela?
  11. Lagi Rasid Rosdi Dedah Tembelang Anwar Ibrahim

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

A man and a politician

Ever heard of a man asking money from a politician for cloths, books, fees as the school season about to open. Ever heard of a politician complaining of lot of money needed to service his constituency? So in the end where does the money go to? Also there is no need to ask where the money comes from. Still, gentlemen and decent men, seldom ask and beg.

Sunday, November 07, 2010

He got a promotion at work via bribery

His question is: I was employed in an association in 2000, in a position that does not suit my university degree. I applied many times for promotion competitions in order to run away from the pressure I was suffering from my manager. All my attempts to get promotion were in vain until 2002, I was offered by a friend to pay an amount of money in return for having a better job. There were 50 jobs available. I had to do this sheikh to get rid of that pressure. I did not take anyone’s place, also bear in mind that all who got these jobs are affluent people.
Is the wealth I get from this work haram? I repented to Allah sincerely and asked Him to bless my wealth. I pay sadaqah every month from my salary.

For answer check here:
Islam Question and Answer - He got a promotion at work via bribery ...

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Bila Menteri dah jadi mengada.

Cerita mudah, apabila seorang ketua penjawat awam di satu jabatan memberi amaran kepada pegawai-pegawainya supaya tidak menjemput timbalan menteri ke mana-mana program. Hanya menteri sahaja wajar dijemput.

Ada yang geleng kepala sambil kata ini kerja gila. Tetapi semua orang tahu, siapa mereka.

Friday, November 05, 2010

The existence of a Minister

They were saying about separation of power between the two entity. One roams around parliament and another greases the administrative machinery. The scientific term is osmosis when there is a phenomena of migration of denser portion to the lighter. A minister has a tendency to seep through and meddle with things. They ridicule people and search for monnaie. Tan Sri Musa just said a sentence of a long para. It is up to the others to read the rest.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010


Bribes grease the wheels of the chop-stock business. How does bribery work? How commonplace is it? What follows are excerpts from an interview between BUSINESS WEEK Senior Writer Gary Weiss and a veteran of the chop-stock business, who has worked for five chop houses since 1993.

Q: When corporate officials are confronted with charges of market manipulation, they protest that they don't know anything about it. What's the real situation?

for answer refer here: