Saturday, July 16, 2016

Please stop saying the Nice attacks have nothing to do with Islam (by Maajid Nawaz)


In the wake of the Nice attacks people are already saying: "But the terrorist wasn't pious. See! It has nothing to do with Islam."

Please stop.

Your good intentions towards us Muslims are only making the problem worse. This is as dangerous as saying it is everything to do with Islam.

Read full article HERE.

Turkey army group announces takeover on TV. Does this signal the return to secularism?

An army group in Turkey says it has taken over the country, with soldiers at strategic points in Istanbul and jets flying low in the capital, Ankara.

A statement read on TV said a "peace council" now ran the country and there was a curfew and martial law.

It is unclear who the group is or its level of support. Some top army officials are said to be detained.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he would overcome what he called an uprising by a minority.
He told CNN Turk by mobile phone the action was by a "parallel structure" that would bring the necessary response. He has used this term in the past to refer to Fethullah Gulen, a US-based Muslim cleric he accuses of fomenting unrest.

Mr Erdogan called on people to take to the streets to oppose the uprising.

He said: "I urge the Turkish people to convene at public squares and airports. I never believed in a power higher than the power of the people."

Mr Erdogan said he was on his way to Ankara and those involved in the action would pay a heavy price. His office said he was in a secure location.

For rest of new report, read HERE.

Will UMNO hold fast or relent?

This kind of blackmail is typical of how UMNO is afraid of losing support so they bend backwards to help even if they don't deserve it or did nothing to resolve their own shortcomings. Always threatening to withdraw support if they don't get their way. So damn childish. If I'm not mistaken this government is a pleaser to be assured of retaining power. In a real sense they are held to ransom by groups who don't deserve any sympathy or aid. The government is more respected if they stand firm to what are legally and morally binding in the interest of the rest of law abiding population.

See video HERE. Allow Uber, lose votes from taxi drivers, government warned.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Meet our new LAW MINISTER ...


This is not good, not good at all.

Over 3,000 job cuts likely as Seagate and Western Digital leave Penang.
 
The common technology affecting Seagate and Western Digital is that of hard disk manufacturing which is being obsoleted by flash drives without moving parts, smaller and faster although cost per gigabyte storage is much higher but the gap is closing. You don't see hard disks on hand held gadgets and smartphones. Even notebooks are opting for flash drives which are lighter and more durable due to no moving mechanical parts. On top of this the trend of storing personal data on clouds services like Google Drive and Dropbox is gaining popularity as they are accessible anywhere in the world where there's Internet connection.

Malaysia must no longer depend on FDI which invest in businesses relying on fast obsoleting technologies. We must seriously reintroduce food production on larger scales to create new jobs and sustainable employments beside secure self reliance.


Read full report HERE.


Over 3,000 job cuts likely as Seagate, Western Digital leave Penang

Read More : http://www.nst.com.my/news/2016/07/158437/over-3000-job-cuts-likely-seagate-western-digital-leave-penang
Over 3,000 job cuts likely as Seagate, Western Digital leave Penang

Read More : http://www.nst.com.my/news/2016/07/158437/over-3000-job-cuts-likely-seagate-western-digital-leave-penang
Malaysia is likely to experience job cuts in the wake of a move by two American investors who are pulling out a major portion of their operations here. Penang is set to be the largest casualty as hard disk maker Seagate Technology Plc and computer data storage firm Western Digital Corp (WD), said to be relocating the bulk of their operations to Thailand. Business Times has learnt that Seagate will exit from Penang and Negri Sembilan. The Penang facility is said to have over 3,000 Malaysian staff. The company is also said to be putting up its Bayan Lepas facility for sale, along with a 16.4ha land in Batu Kawan on mainland Penang where it had announced two years, of its expansion . WD meanwhile, is expected to lay off 400 Malaysian staff and 800 foreign workers from its Penang manufacturing site. “Seagate’s operations in Senai, Johor, will remain for now,” an industry source said. Sources also said WD will begin to ramp down its slider operations from August as it prepares to move to Thailand. Seagate is expected to wind up and transfer its operations to Korat in Thailand in the fourth quarter of next year. In a statement earlier this week, forecasting financials for its fiscal fourth quarter of this year (ended last month), Seagate had said it would be cutting 6,500 jobs by the end of the next fiscal year, which wouldbe roughly 14 per cent of its global workforce. Foreign media reports had stated that the newly announced job cuts will mainly affect employees involved in production. The company’s main manufacturing facilities are based in Malaysia and China, with some in the United States and the United Kingdom. Seagate’s investment history in Malaysia dates to 1988 and the largest layoff the company underwent in Penang was over a decade ago when some 4,000 people were laid off. The company has 52,000 people on its global payroll.

Read More : http://www.nst.com.my/news/2016/07/158437/over-3000-job-cuts-likely-seagate-western-digital-leave-penang
Malaysia is likely to experience job cuts in the wake of a move by two American investors who are pulling out a major portion of their operations here. Penang is set to be the largest casualty as hard disk maker Seagate Technology Plc and computer data storage firm Western Digital Corp (WD), said to be relocating the bulk of their operations to Thailand. Business Times has learnt that Seagate will exit from Penang and Negri Sembilan. The Penang facility is said to have over 3,000 Malaysian staff. The company is also said to be putting up its Bayan Lepas facility for sale, along with a 16.4ha land in Batu Kawan on mainland Penang where it had announced two years, of its expansion . WD meanwhile, is expected to lay off 400 Malaysian staff and 800 foreign workers from its Penang manufacturing site. “Seagate’s operations in Senai, Johor, will remain for now,” an industry source said. Sources also said WD will begin to ramp down its slider operations from August as it prepares to move to Thailand. Seagate is expected to wind up and transfer its operations to Korat in Thailand in the fourth quarter of next year. In a statement earlier this week, forecasting financials for its fiscal fourth quarter of this year (ended last month), Seagate had said it would be cutting 6,500 jobs by the end of the next fiscal year, which wouldbe roughly 14 per cent of its global workforce. Foreign media reports had stated that the newly announced job cuts will mainly affect employees involved in production. The company’s main manufacturing facilities are based in Malaysia and China, with some in the United States and the United Kingdom. Seagate’s investment history in Malaysia dates to 1988 and the largest layoff the company underwent in Penang was over a decade ago when some 4,000 people were laid off. The company has 52,000 people on its global payroll.

Read More : http://www.nst.com.my/news/2016/07/158437/over-3000-job-cuts-likely-seagate-western-digital-leave-penang

Is our security situation getting better or is it getting from bad to worse?

A Bomb Was Found Next To Railway Tracks In Sentul, Sabotage Suspected


A water bottle filled with black powder, glass shards and ball bearings, was found by a member of the public at Lorong Kolam Air 9 in Sentul about 4pm yesterday.
Resembling a crudely made IED (improvised explosive device), the device was located near the Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) railway track as it neared peak commute hours on Wednesday, English news daily NST reports.
Police were notified at 4:35 and a bomb squad dispatched to investigate the suspicious object, a mineral water bottle wrapped in a plastic and newspaper which investigators later discovered contained gunpowder, ball bearings and glass shrapnel wrapped in a cylinder-shaped cardboard paper and plastic.
A police source said the top part of the bottle was covered with a cone-shaped polyvinyl chloride pipe and contained gunpowder similar to that used for fireworks, local news portal malaymailonline.com reports.
“It was an explosive. Sentul police immediately contacted Special Branch when they saw the contents in the bottle,” the source informed the local news portal.
Bukit Aman Special Branch director Datuk Seri Fuzi Harun was quoted by media reports as confirming the incident and said the case was being investigated as “sabotage”.
According to media reports, two trains have passed by the area within minutes before the bomb was discovered. The trains were from Sentul and Segambut stations heading to Putra station.
A KTMB spokesman had spoken to reporters at the scene about earlier warnings from the police to step up security.
“Special Branch has not informed us the outcome of its investigations. We are happy to assist in anyway possible.
“None of our auxiliary police personnel were allowed to go on Raya leave and it is thanks to their watchful eyes that they found the explosive,” he added.
At present, the police have not suggested indications of links to international terrorists and revealed that the IED was found where two heavily used KTMB lines run through, the Batu Caves-Tampin Komuter line and the Tanjung Malim-Port Klang line.
- mD

It is certainly nice to live your life backwards.

Woody Allen's sense of humour is a class apart!

"In my next life I want to live my life backwards. You start out dead and get that out of the way. Then you wake up in an old people's home feeling better every day. You get kicked out for being too healthy, go collect your pension, and then when you start work, you get a gold watch and a party on your first day. You work for 40 years until you're young enough to enjoy your retirement. You party, drink alcohol, and are generally promiscuous, then you are ready for high school. You then go to primary school, you become a kid, you play. You have no responsibilities, you become a baby until you are born. And then you spend your last 9 months floating in luxurious spa-like conditions with central heating and room service on tap, larger quarters every day and then Voila! You finish off as an orgasm!"

Bloody brilliant πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

New terrorist attack, this time in Nice, France, with more than 50 people feared dead.

At least 73 people are dead and more than 150 injured after they were mowed down by a truck in a suspected terror attack during the Bastille Day celebrations in the French city of Nice.

Eyewitnesses say there was an exchange of gunfire in the aftermath of the incident before the driver was shot dead. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack, according to unconfirmed reports in the French media.

Guns and grenades were later said to have been found inside the truck, which mounted the pavement at approximately 40 mph and steered directly towards hundreds of people watching a fireworks display.

Anti-terror police swooped in as the city was put on lockdown and residents were warned to stay indoors for their safety. Gunshots rang out in the streets, with gunmen targeting hotels and cafes in the port city in the south of France.

One witness called Antoine said: 'We were at the Neptune beach and a firework display had just finished. That is when we saw a white lorry. It was going quickly at 60-70 kilometres an hour.'

The gunman jumped out of the truck after ploughing through the pedestrians and began opening fire, witnesses said. Officials said the driver was shot dead near the scene. A second suspect is thought to be on the run.

Eyewitness Wassim Bouhlel said that he saw a truck drive into the crowd and then witnessed the man emerge with a gun and start shooting.

'There was carnage on the road,' Bouhlel said. 'Bodies everywhere.' 

For rest of news article, read HERE.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

They know that the BN, especially UMNO, is waiting for every excuse to crucify them. Why do they keep on making the same mistake over and over again. Are they that stupid or what?

PETALING JAYA: DAP’s “Superman” Hew Kuan Yau has been slammed by netizens for a Facebook post he wrote about China’s claims to the South China Sea.
“ε—ζ΅·ζ˜―δΈ­εœ‹ηš„!δΈθ¦ε› η‚Ίεε…±θ€Œεθ― (The South China Sea belongs to China! Don’t oppose China just because you are anti-communist),” Hew wrote today in a terse Facebook post.
He was immediately castigated by Facebook users who disputed China’s “historical claim” to the economic rights of large swaths of the region.
“You are mad! No such thing as historical claim,” netizen Kok Shin Shan commented.
“You may hate BN but don’t disown your country’s sovereign right! I hope this is NOT DAP’s stand as far as SCS disputes are concerned.”
Netizen Alexandra Wales explained the matter for Hew’s benefit, saying that China’s claim to the South China Sea went against Malaysia’s ownership of part of the area and exclusive economic zone.
Read rest of news article here.

At last, we see some form of action taken. UTM sacks lecturer in TITAS slides storm

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) has sacked the lecturer who was at the centre of a controversy over its Islamic and Asian Civilisation Studies (TITAS) module last month, Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh disclosed today.
Idris said his ministry did not issue a directive, but the public university decided to terminate the contract of the lecturer who had prepared the slides that had portrayed Hindus as “dirty” and misrepresented the history of Sikhism, sparking uproar from the two religious communities.
“They are autonomous at the moment. They hired the lecturer and they have the right to fire. I was told yesterday that he has been fired,” he told radio channel BFM in its Breakfast Grille programme.
Read rest of news report here.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

OMG, more killing using guns. When will it stop?

Case no: 1 - Georgetown, Penang.
 Read news report here

Case no: 2 - Johore Baru, Johore D T.
Read news report here.

Case no: 3 - Shah Alam, Selangor D E
Read news report here

Earlier today, I posted the following incidents:


That made a total of 9 shootings in recent days.  I am not altogether surprised if there are more to come.  Brace yourselves, people.

Has our country become the Wild, Wild West ????


HRH the Sultan of Johore speaks ....

The Johor Sultan has urged Malays to retain their culture instead of trying to imitate the Arabs, amid growing conservatism among Muslims and adoption of Arabic cultural practices.

Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Sultan Iskandar told English language daily The Star that he preferred using Malay words like “Hari Raya” and “buka puasa” (breaking fast), instead of the respective Arabic terms “Eid al-Fitr” and “iftar”.

“If there are some of you who wish to be an Arab and practise Arab culture, and do not wish to follow our Malay customs and traditions, that is up to you. I also welcome you to live in Saudi Arabia,” Sultan Ibrahim was quoted saying in the interview published on Thursday (March 24).

“That is your right but I believe there are Malays who are proud of the Malay culture. At least I am real and not a hypocrite and the people of Johor know who their ruler is,” the outspoken ruler added.
The Johor sultan’s remarks come amid the so-called “Arabisation” of Islam in Malaysia, where there is increasing pressure on Muslim women to wear a headscarf and to cover their “aurat”, as well as the growing popularity of Arabic terms and dress like the “jubah”.

Sultan Ibrahim also told The Star that he has shaken women’s hands, even as conservative Muslims frown upon members of the opposite sex shaking hands.

“Why must I change? You do not have to be fanatic. If they (women) are not sure, I ask if they want to shake my hands. If they do not want to shake my hands, there is no problem,” he was quoted saying.

The ruler also criticised the Batu Pahat Public Works Department (JKR) for putting up a notice that warned Muslim women that they would be hung by their hair in hell if they did not cover up.
State Public Works, Rural and Regional Development committee chairman Hasni Mohammad reportedly said the notice would be taken down.

“Since when is JKR, whether at state or district level, being put in charge of religious matters? Their main job is to make sure the roads are properly maintained and not worry about women’s hair,” Sultan Ibrahim was quoted saying.

“It is not the business of government departments to worry about people’s dressing. Just do what you are paid to do and mind your own business,” he added.

[Source : MALAY MAIL ONLINE]