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A couple of years ago I had set up a wifi system around my house but it was down, I am thinking of making another one and I am going to name it "wifi republic".
I am going to re-organize my blogs too, now I am testing some templates, trying and testing them at this stage. I am trying to fully utilized the latest blogspot editor. Not doubt that they are better with many needs that are taken care of. However the new blogspot editor lack fluidity where we can used different blog templates for different categories of posts or entries.
However I had thought of this new format. Try anak matlesen to see the new format. The present PERWI is slightly messy as I had attempted to master the new blogspot editor. I think by doing that I had taken extra "memories".
I am still in the learning curve and I may not proceed with the present idea for I have to evaluate either to follow the existing system that blogspot new editor provide or do the necessary such as amending the html on the free template that I had obtained satisfactorily to get a system that I want.
A frame from Goodman's 'Closed Zone'
The film highlights Israel's tight blockade on Gaza, which has deprived dozens of Palestinians of medical and food supplies from the past 19 months.
"I'm very much against the Israeli blockade policy, and the last war was just a mistake," Goodman told The Jerusalem Post.[more]
Washington is not to contact Hezbollah despite President Barack Obama's promise of contacting 'US enemies'.
"We are not ready to take the same step," said the State Department's acting deputy spokesman, Gordon Duguid, on Friday after London decided to re-establish contacts with Hezbollah's political wing given its contributions to stability in Lebanon.
"We're taking every effort we can think of" to try to bring it down, he added.
The spike continues a four-year rise in an Army under stress from costly wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.[more]
Ibrahim al-Moussawi, a spokesman for the Islamic group, said on Friday that "this policy revision is a step in the right direction and we shall see how it translates in practical terms."
Another official for Hezbollah said that the "movement was waiting on what steps Britain would take after," dpa reported.[more]
Despite Israel's protest, UK willing to open talks with Hezbollah (watch video)
Fri, 06 Mar 2009 22:27:07
Fareena Alam, Press TV, London
Iranian government spokesman Gholam Hossein Elham
The British government will host the talks on March 24, ahead of an April 2 summit of the Group of 20 (G20) developed and emerging economies, Japan's Nikkei economic daily reported on Saturday.[more]
Riot police have fired tear gas at hundreds of people who tried to march to Istana Negara to protest the use of English to teach maths and science.
This situation is obviously very worrying. The fact that their actions are condoned by the system which also provides for a cover up necessitates the revamping of the police system as a whole. This should start by the resignation of the Inspector-General of Police. It is unacceptable that the IGP can carry on with his job knowing full well that he has completely failed in the carrying out of his duties by ensuring high standards of justice and fair treatment of those detained by his personnel. The “lackadaisical” attitude shown by the IGP when shown the findings of the second autopsy is a clear indication that this is something which is not new.
For the institution of the police to be cleaned up, it requires leaders who have the vision and the desire to see it cleaned. This is obviously not something which the current IGP and the current administration can do. We are, as always, left with the conclusion that the longer this administration stays, the worse will it be for the nation as a whole.[more]
In return for forcing the February 10 election, Netanyahu promised Shas chairman Eli Yishai the Interior Ministry and NIS 2 billion worth of allocations for his party's pet causes, according to the source. A Shas spokesman denied the report, saying his party would be overjoyed if it were given even NIS 1.5b.
In all, the financial demands being raised by the five parties expected to join a Likud-led coalition add up to almost NIS 10b., according to a source close to the negotiations. Netanyahu and Israel Beiteinu chairman Avigdor Lieberman met Thursday night at the Knesset and, contrary to expectations beforehand, did not discuss the portfolios Israel Beiteinu would receive.[more]
Eric Garris founded the
'antiwar' website in 1995
The biggest banner has a picture of Perak state assemblyman Osman Jailu — the man who defected a month ago, helping to topple the opposition-held government in Perak.
“Sekarang Aku Dah Kaya! (Now I am rich!)” it declares, hinting that he was paid by the Barisan Nasional to defect.
The banner hangs alongside one calling him a lanun (pirate), and a third one showing two keris stabbing the word “Democracy”. The keris is part of the Umno logo.
These banners are hung prominently along the road into Simpang, the main town in Perak's Bukit Gantang parliamentary constituency — the scene of a by-election to be held on April 7 to fill the vacancy left after opposition MP Roslan Shaharum died last month. [more]
KUALA LUMPUR, March 7 — malaysianinsider — source Straits Times
Four states came under opposition rule for the first time last March. For some, the change was a breath of fresh air. For others, it meant a new set of troubles.
PENANG & SELANGOR
The going isn't easy, but these two states are making progress.
For the last two decades, Lim Guan Eng and Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim have been staking out different paths.
Lim, a fast-rising opposition politician, made a career of attacking the government and in 1998 was sentenced to 18 months in jail for sedition.
Khalid was the government's corporate wunderkind who presided over a state-owned investment fund that held controlling stakes in Malaysia's largest public-listed companies.
Today, both men are working side by side in the leadership of the country's emboldened opposition and stand at the forefront of political change here.
Last year's historic general election catapulted both men into powerful chief minister positions — Lim in Penang and Khalid in Selangor — in two of Malaysia's most economically powerful states, which have fallen into opposition hands.
Whether a two-party political system will take shape in Malaysia after decades of dominance by Barisan Nasional will depend on their performance, say opposition leaders and analysts.[more]
Memanglah itu yang sedang berlaku. Usaha ini giat dijalankan untuk menafikan gerakkan awal kemerdekaan negara. Pada masa yang sama, kerajaan cuba menonjolkan Umnolah yang mempelopori kemerdekaan.
Bagi saya, usaha terancang begini amat dayus dilakukan oleh kerajaan semata-mata untuk mempengaruhi genarasi muda kini akur bahawa Umno dan pemimpin hari ini adalah kesinambungan pejuang kemerdekaan. Umno cuba menafikan fakta sejarah yang sebenar. Siapa Tunku pada waktu merdeka dulu? Siapa Umno? Macam mana Umno itu ditubuhkan? [more]
The Afghanistan summit comes amid a major stalemate in US military efforts in the war-hit country.
Moragan Tsvangirai (center) and his wife Susan (l) in the Prime Minister's inauguration ceremony
"Yes I can confirm that he was involved in a car accident along Harare-Masvingo road," Tsvangirai's spokesman, James Maridadi told CNN on Friday.
Tsvangirai along with his wife, an aide, and the driver, were all rushed to Harare hospital for treatment, Maridadi added.[more]
Menurut Pengerusi jawatankuasa induk GMP, Datuk Dr. Hassan Ahmad pihaknya telah mendapatkan permit daripada pihak polis semalam bagi mengadakan perhimpunan tersebut.
"Saya sendiri akan mengetuai rombongan ini dengan menaiki kereta," katanya dalam satu sidang media selepas mempengerusikan mesyuarat akhir gabungan itu di pejabat Persatuan Penulis Nasional (Pena) di sini hari ini. [selanjutnya]
A group of archaeologists has unearthed two prehistoric buildings from the third century AD in the Bujang Valley recently.
The group, from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)’s Centre for Global Archaeological Research, found a building and a smelting factory, following an excavation project in Sungai Batu, Semeling.
Discovered in two areas near an oil palm plantation in Jalan Lencongan Merbok recently, the buildings proved that an ancient civilisation had existed in the Bujang Valley.
USM Vice-Chancellor Prof Tan Sri Dzulkifli Abdul Razak disclosed today that the discoveries were important historical findings.[more]
Our limited knowledge of law told us that the Constitution is supreme and whenever there is a dispute, the judge is the “ultimate authority” and the “ultimate interpreter” of the Constitution.
|"We (Supreme Court Justices) are not final because we are infallible; |
we know that we are infallible only because we are final."
However, Article 72(1) of the Federal Constitution that underlines the “Privileges of Legislative Assembly” reads: "The validity of any proceedings in the legislative assembly of any state shall not be questioned in any court."[more]
The Palestinian Authority had hoped to raise $2.78 billion in aid, including $1.33 billion to rebuild the coastal strip after Israel's three-week military offensive in January. Here are some of the pledges announced ahead of the one-day event.[more]
Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi dilaporkan akan menyerahkan jawatan perdana menteri kepada Datuk Seri Najib selepas perhimpunan agong parti tersebut akhir Mac ini. Telah menjadi tradisi UMNO/BN menyerahkan kuasa perdana menteri yang akan mentadbir negara yang mempunyai lebih 27 juta RAKYAT seolah-olah jawatan tersebut warisan datuk nenek moyong mereka.
State police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Zulkifli Abdullah said that so far two assemblymen had been called to give their statements. He did not name the two.
He said police were also looking for six men to assist in the investigations under Section 27 (5) of the Police Act for illegal assembly.
“More photographs will be released as and when they are available,” he said after witnessing the handing over of duties of the state CID chief from Asst Comm Zulkifli Hassan to Senior Asst Comm (II) Mohd Dzuraidi Ibrahim.
The Pakatan assemblymen led by Speaker V. Sivakumar had gathered at the State Secretariat to convene the “sitting.”[more]
The standard assessment says that after his return to power, Benjamin Netanyahu will have a tense time when he visits Washington - just as he did during his first term when he faced a president who demanded that he advance a peace process. That assessment isn't quite right - because this time, Netanyahu is likely to have an even more tension-fraught time than he did in the 90s. In his new term, he won't be able to count on Congress as a counterweight to the administration in his relations with America.
During his first visit to Washington as prime minister in 1996, Netanyahu spoke before Congress to repeated applause. The part of his speech praising deregulation and tax cuts helped him by warming the hearts of the Republican majority. Today that economic approach is correctly seen as the cause of a worldwide disaster, and the Republicans are a defeated minority. Economic spin won't help Netanyahu build a responsible image.[more]
The tenure of Judicial Commissioner Ridwan Ibrahim, who made an order on March 3 restraining Perak Speaker V. Sivakumar from convening any meeting of the state assembly, has been extended another year from March 1.
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz said in the Parliament lobby that Ridwan was appointed as judicial commissioner on March 1, 2007 for a two-year period. The appointment expired on Feb 28 and was extended.[more]
Meridor was asked to leave even though U.S. Ambassador to Israel James Cunningham and the U.S. special envoy to the Middle East, George Mitchell, remained at the meeting. Two other Israeli aides stayed with Netanyahu - Prof. Uzi Arad and attorney Yitzhak Molcho.
"The Americans decided that only three participants from each side stay in the meeting," Netanyahu's office said yesterday. "Therefore, Molcho stayed because of the Palestinian issue and Arad because of the Iranian issue. Netanyahu greatly respects Meridor." [more]
Dia dibebaskan awal pagi semalam.
Difahamkan, menteri berkenaan akan bertanding jawatan Majlis Tertinggi dalam pemlihan parti itu hujung bulan ini.
Bagaimanapun, tidak dapat dipastikan sama ada penahanan setiausaha politik tersebut ada kaitan dengan kempen pemilihan Umno.
Perhimpunan agung Umno yang bakal menyaksikan pertandingan bagi jawatan tertinggi parti itu, akan berlangsung dari 24 hingga 28 Mac ini.[more]
- 22,000 ekar ( Ya! Dua Puluh Dua RIBU ekar) tanah kerajaan di gadai kepada gergasi KLK di Lekir, Manjung.
- 5,000 ekar di Bruas 1500 ekar kepada MCA di Bandar Baru , Kampar (UTAR)
- 12,000 ekar kepada semua petani cina di Coldstream , Bikam, Bidor Dan banyak lagi jumlah kecilan diseluruh negeri.
- 200 ekar tapak kilang simin Perak Hanjoong (sekarang YTL kerana di gadai oleh pemimpin UMNO kepada YTL! ) Ini tanah rizab melayu di Padang Rengas, Kuala Kangsar dekat Hiway!
DAP tiada manifesto ketika itu di Perak. Seandainya semua keluarga kampong baru (47,000) menerima anugerah hak milik selamanya, ianya hanya melibatkan sejumlah tanah tak lebih dari 3000 ekar . Ya! tak lebih tiga ribu ekar. [more]
The S-300 missile system
Even before the Election Commission (EC) announced that the Batang Ai state by-election will be held on April 7, the guessing game over who will be the candidate to defend this Iban-majority seat for the Barisan Nasional (BN) has intensified.
Polling in this rural constituency bordering the Indonesian province of Kalimantan, will be simultaneously held with the by-elections for the Bukit Gantang parliamentary seat in Perak and Bukit Selambau state seat in Kedah.[more]
ran on Sunday had asked Interpol to arrest what it says are 15 Israeli war crimals who were involved in the conflict in Gaza in December and January, the Tehran prosecutor said.
Iran, which does not recognize Israel's right to exist, said in December it had set up a court to try Israelis for attacking Gaza. It had said at the time it was ready to try those it accused in absentia.[more]
Israeli jets fired a missile at a vehicle near a mosque in the town of Beit Lahiya.
Khaled Kharb Khalad Shaalan, a senior commander in the Al-Quds Brigades, the military wing of Islamic Jihad, was killed and his second-in-command Hamzia al-Najah was in a critical condition, AFP reported on Wednesday.
An Israeli army spokesman confirmed the attack, saying it had "targeted and killed" Shaalan whom the army claimed was involved in recent rocket attacks on Israel. [more]
In his suit filed at 3.40pm today, Sivakumar asked the court for a declaration that Ahmad Kamal had acted without authority when he purported to represent him (Sivakumar) during the hearing of the injunction application in chambers on March 3, and again on March 5. [more]
This means the court can block the truth from surfacing. I can’t use the truth as my defence. Therefore, I would not be allowed to adduce any evidence to support what I wrote or said. Never mind if I have evidence that so-and-so were the people behind the Altantuya murder or so-and-so were also present during the murder. This is not crucial to my defence and the court is not interested in seeing this evidence. The question would be: did I write or say what they allege I have written or said? If I did, then I am guilty. Whether I lied or not is not crucial to the charge and the court is not in the least interested in looking at whatever evidence I may have.
Now can you see why they chose to charge me under the Sedition Act as well as for criminal defamation for the second trial? This is so that the truth or falsity of what I wrote and said need not be argued. They only need to focus on whether I did it. This would mean the truth can forever remain suppressed and need never surface during the trial.[more]
Perak State Assembly Speaker V. Sivakumar has appealed the Ipoh High Court's judgment that private lawyers have no locus standi to represent him. The appeal was filed by lawyers from Mah-Kamariyah and Philip Koh at the Ipoh High Court and Putrajaya Court of Appeal simultaneously this morning at about 11.30 am.
In two separate judgments this week, Judicial Commissioner Ridwan Ibrahim had ruled in favour of the plaintiffs’ lawyers who objected to the use of private lawyers by Sivakumar on the grounds that he is a member of the government and must be represented by the state legal adviser.
If the appeal is successful, not only can Sivakumar be represented by lawyers of his choice but even the court order restraining him from convening unlawful meetings purporting to be meetings of the state assembly can be set aside.[more]
Justice Lau Bee Lan made the decision after hearing submissions from Senior Federal Counsel Datuk Kamaludin Mat Said and Nizar's lead counsel Sulaiman Abdullah on Monday, saying that it was to bring about "speedy and economical determination" to the legal dispute.
She said there are constitutional issues involving the interpretation of Article 16 (6) of the Perak Constitution which required the apex court to resolve.[more]
Russian President, Dmitry Medvedev, says linking talks over the US missile shield in Europe with Iran's nuclear issue is not productive.
Churkin said Russia has not been included in a EU3 proposal on Iran.
Reports indicate that the US allies in Europe -- France, Germany and the UK -- have prepared a proposal to impose sanctions on 34 Iranian institutions and 10 individuals who allegedly help develop Iran's nuclear program.[more]
The impact of the “Altantuya case” in France, Malaysia and Mongolia has yet to reach its climax. The murder of the 28 year old Mongolian was the result of a “commission” at the price of 114 million Euros by Armaris to its Malaysian counterpart. This “commission,” which was acknowledged by the Malaysian government in front of the Parliament in Kuala Lumpur, has triggered a chain of events that has led to the assassination of Altantuya and the disappearance of several key witnesses in the case.
A report from the Malaysian police, written on 19th november 2006 and which has been kept secret until now (can be read below), reveals dry and precise descriptions as to how this young woman, a member of Asian high society, has been killed. In this document, one of the killers, a policeman of the Malaysian Special Branch named Sirul Omar, replied to the questions of an officer at a police station close to the murder scene. “When the Chinese woman saw that I was taking a gun, she begged me to spare her, saying she was pregnant. Azilah (the commanding officer of Sirul) grabbed her and [threw] her on the ground. I immediately shot the left side of her face. Then Azilah took off her clothes and put them in a black plastic bag. Azilah noticed that her hand was still moving. He ordered me to shoot again, which I did”, said Sirul. This is the first confirmation of Altantuya’s assassins’ identity. “Then we carried her body into the woods. Azilah wrapped the explosives around her legs, her abdomen and her head, and we exploded her.”[more]
Defence counsel Gobind Singh Deo said he needed to ask Supt Gan about Altantuya’s murder as it was related to the substance of the sedition charge against his client. Asked how Altantuya was murdered, Supt Gan said, “If I am not wrong, one kind of plasticine explosive was used to blow up her body at an empty place at Puncak Alam.”
“It was not C4 (a type of explosive),” Supt Gan, who is Interpol’s National Centre Bureau assistant director based at Bukit Aman, told the packed courtroom.[more]
Tomorrow, Malaysia Today will reveal the truth behind the Altantuya Shaaribuu murder. How and why was she killed and were Azilah and Sirul hired to kill her, and by whom? Today, we shall recap on what Supt Gan Tack Guan, the Investigating Officer in the Altantuya murder, has thus far told, and refuses to tell, the court during my sedition trial.
US soldiers in Iraq
While stationed in Iraq between April 2007 and February 2009, 28-year-old Michael Dung Nguyen, is alleged to have stolen more than USD 690,000 and sending it back to his home in northwestern Oregon State, the Justice department said in a statement.[more]
Demikian ditegaskan oleh Dato Param Coomaraswamy, bekas Presiden Majlis Peguam yang juga pernah menjadi Jurulapor Sekretariat Kebebasan Kehakiman Bangsa-Bangsa Bersatu.
"Krisis yang berlaku di Perak sekarang tidak akan berlaku sekiranya DYMM Sultan Perak berkenan membubarkan dewan pada 5 Februari lalu," ujarnya.[more]