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At 10:24 PM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

Indigo said...
(Dengan Nama Nya)


SURAT CINTA
(buat azalina)

Datuk The Scribe
Salaam


Khairy: Kuburkan PKR Kerana Memfitnah TPM
(http://kadirjasin.blogspot.com/2007/07/khairy-kuburkan-pkr-kerana-memfitnah.html)

BINTANG timur politik Umno,
Khairy Jamaluddin
(Ya dia orang minang
bakri&karen),
dilaporkan oleh akhbar arus perdana sebagai berkata
bahawa...

Azalina Othman Said,...
(ya ka, no ka, si gadis johor)

mengarahkan agar Umno menubuhkan sebuah pasukan petugas (task force)
khas untuk “memerangi” blog menjelang pilihan raya umum nanti...
(LARIIIIII!!!!!!!
ANAK GAJAH SUDAH MARIIIIII!
LARI!!!!!!)


Namun dalam politik sejarah hitam
kerap berulang oleh sebab orang
politik mudah lupa kerana mereka berasa damai dan abadi dibuai
kuasa dan belaian mimpi.
(Pon! Pon!
Oink! Oink!
(ini yang di katakan Butare!)
Orang Kuat Kacak berkaca hitam Melaka itu apa cerita?)
(akadirjasin.blogspot.com
siapa yang punya?
)

sebenarnya
9:56 PM

(edit comment?
publish this comment, pls
Here, Dato')

 
At 9:10 AM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

YBhg The Scribe
Salaam

Gibberish & Outmanured

Points 2 and 3 demand that the finger should be pointed at the Ministry of Social Welfare for some clarification.

Only that there is no such ministry. Alas!

Therefore, I humbly ask the DG of ACA to suggest to His Excellency YAB Datuk Seri Abdullah to look into this serious social welfare question with a patrician point of view. This is without any consideration of where the buck is ensconed.

Thank You

 
At 9:12 AM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

Aj-Jabbarul-Kareem

YBhg The Scribe
Salaam

Felicitations

Alhamdulillah and May your Qalam be sharp and fair always, Masters YABhg Tun Dr Mahathir and YBhg Datuk A Kadir Jasin: rabbi zidnil-'ilman warzuqnifahman, Ya 'Aleemul-Hakeem, Ya Azizul-Raheem. Ameen.

Thank You.

 
At 2:24 AM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

YBhg The Scribe
Salaam

M Bakri Musa - .com; .blog.com

Mika Angel-0 said...

Wolf-wolf:

Mika asked me to ask you
to ask Farish:
Jean-Paul Sartre:
Phenomenalism?

PHENOMINALISM: The view that immediate experience (sensations, thoughts, etx.) is all there might be to reality. B. Russell for example, often took the phenominalist view that talk about the “external” world of objects is more properly understood as talk about a series of experiences or potentialities of experience.

PHENOMENOLOGY: A philosophic movement that originated around the turn of the century on the Continent (see Husserl’s Cartesian Meditations for example). This movement -- like Russell, G. E. Moore, and the analytic movement generally -- insisted on divorcing philosophy from (empirical) psychology, thus avoiding something labeled psychologism. The phenomenologists insisted that philosophers could directly study the pure phenomenon of thought (intensional objects) by a bracketing technique which avoided any commitments about empirical psychology.

Define!

Sartre, J-P:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Paul_Sartre
www.marxists.org/reference/archive/sartre/1972/illegalisme.htm


(DrBakri: Let this one go. Farish is good as we have agreed. Don't we want him to get better, Dr Bakri?;)

2:18 AM

 
At 7:53 AM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

The Scribe
Salaam


Malaysiaku Gemilang chosen for 50th National Day celebration
By PARVEEN GILL
Thursday August 2, 2007
Malaysiaku Gemilang

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysiaku Gemilang has been chosen to be the official song for the country's 50th National Day celebration.

Culture, Arts and Heritage Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim launched the song at the Craft Complex in Jalan Conlay last night before singer Roy sang the song alongside the National Symphony Orchestra.

(http://videos.thestar.com.my/default.aspx?vid=226Awarded: Dr Rais and his wife Datin Seri Maznah Rais congratulating Nik Nizam (left) and Hairul Anuar at the Craft Complex in Jalan Conlay, Kuala Lumpur, last night.)

The song, which beat 27 other entries, was composed by Nik Nizam Jaafar of Istana Budaya while Hairul Anuar Harun and Dr Rais wrote the lyrics...



Salam Ke-Merdekaan yang ke-50
merdeka!
merdeka!!
merdeka!!!
merdeka!!!!
merdeka!!!!!
merdeka!!!!!!
M E R D E K A!!!!!!!
BERJAYA KAMI SYUKUR


Terima Kasih

ps on the 30th August, 2007 was a blog with 7 questions. Are your questions being answered to your satisfaction, Datuk A Kadir Jasin.
However - What is the chance of the Era Baru making it?

 
At 8:32 AM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

The Scribe
Salaam


Ho-Hoi, ZAM!!!
(macam daud kilau)

Kata orang aloq staq
Orang sebelah sana!
Hang mai mai aloq staq
Kapala hang aku putaq-putaq, nana!


So you better be careful, Datuk Seri!
Depa dok tunggu dengan buah ceri
Kami merasa pada yang diberi
Nantinya MP bukan menteri

Terima Kasih
(macam alleycats)

 
At 7:30 AM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

Sdr A Kadir Jasin
Salaam

Khayalan Kosong Tiada Berpijak Di Bumi
(Atau semua yang berada bersamanya turut sesat dan terpesong maka mereka sama-sama tiada tahu dan tiada sedar kekesatan mereka)

1. Zam Refutes Al Jazeera's Claim Police Used Force On Protesters

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 10 (Bernama) -- Information Minister Datuk Seri Zainuddin Maidin has refuted satellite television station Al Jazeera's claim that police had used force on hundreds of protesters here today.

He told the station that police had tried to disperse the protesters by using water cannons as the gathering was illegal. "When they refused to disperse, the police allowed them to march to Istana Negara to hand over a memorandum demanding for a clean and fair election.

"The police managed to handle the situation as best they could," he said over the phone in a live interview by Al Jazeera here.

He was responding to the illegal assembly organised by the Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections or "Bersih" comprising 26 non-governmental organisations and which also involved opposition parties, to hand over the memorandum containing their demands, to Istana Negara.

Asked why Malaysia did not allow such gatherings, Zainuddin said they were unnecessary because general elections had been held without fail in this country and according to the scheduled dates.

The minister also hit out at Al Jazeera for having the wrong perception when posing questions...



2. Tear gas fired at Malaysia rally
UPDATED ON:
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2007
10:17 MECCA TIME, 7:17 GMT

Malaysian police have fired tear gas shells and water cannons to disperse hundreds of activists at an opposition-backed rally in the capital Kuala Lumpur.

The rally on Saturday was organised by activists demanding changes to the electoral system ahead of general elections expected early next year.

Thousands of demonstrators in the city centre were stopped by a police cordon as they tried to march to the Merdeka [Independence] Square, the planned location of the rally.

Many activists barricaded themselves in a nearby mosque for protection...


Nota:

Saya tonton berita Al-Jazeera itu yang penuh ketersasul-sasulan.

Apa yang terlintas di kepala adalah bentuk-bentuk pertanyaan yang saya katakan bolehlah ianya melakar rumusan khayalan saya.

Kenapa tunjuk perasaan ini diadakan?
Kenapa ianya tidak mengenai kenaikan harga barang atau masaalah PATI dan ketagihan pekerja asing?
Kenapa adanya cerita Lingamgate tetapi tenggelam begitu saja dan dengan itu adakah ia tiada langsung tidak diketahui oleh Al-Jazeera(one party government and UMNO is it?) dan kenapa cerita ini tidak keluar di BBC?
Kenapa hanya nampak orang melayu yang ramainya?
Adakah nilai-nilai demokrasi Malaysia tercabar?
Kenapa Abdullah Ahmad Badawi perlu beria-ia mengatakan ia pantang dicabar?
Siapa yang untung dari peristiwa ini?
Adakah ianya berprinsipkan: when your adversary makes you look bad you look very good? Adakah ianya suatu sandiwara yang ianya tiada langsung terbabit dengan anggota ahli majlis tertinggi UMNO?
Apakah nantinya riuh di depan rumah, pencuri keluar-masuk sambil berpesta dan tertawa di pintu belakang?

Mahu saya bertanyakan YABhg Tun Dr Mahathir buah fikirannya kerana ia seorang doktor dan saya pening-pening lalat. Bukankah itu lebih tepat dan bertempat dari menghidangkan ianya kepada anda dan saya menyusahkan anda, Sdr A Kadir Jasin, walaupun saya hormat akan apa-apa buah fikiran anda dalam hal ini.

This is a free country
We are not afraid...
But I am

Terima Kasih


Baru tadi terjumpa cerita di BBC

Malaysia police break up protest
By Robin Brant
BBC News, Kuala Lumpur
Last Updated: Saturday, 10 November 2007, 16:12 GMT

There was a heavy police presence in central Kuala Lumpur
Malaysian police have used tear gas and water cannon to disperse thousands of protesters who were marching in Kuala Lumpur to demand electoral reform.

The event was organised by a group called Bersih which is made up of opposition parties and dozens of non-governmental organisations.

The marchers were prevented from entering central Merdeka Square because police said they did not have a permit.

Police estimated the crowd at between 10-30,000 people.

Rising tension
Heavy rains could not stop the marchers as they made their way along the roads on the side of Merdeka Square.

Many of them were in the yellow shirts which organisers had asked them to wear.

Tension has been high in Malaysia ahead of the march
They were calling for changes to the electoral process in Malaysia to prevent fraud.

One demand is to use indelible ink to show who has voted…



Nah, sekarang bolehlah kita mendabek dada dan berkata: We are famous!
wahai sahabat, handai taulan dan handal taulan!

Kenapa tengok pada asyik-asyik mahu hentam Dirty Hairy?
Apa cerita Mohd Radzi Sheikh Ahmad dan Musa Hitam - kenapa tak periksa mereka dan berapa ramai anggota Inner Inner Party?

Mahathir pun sudah terperangkap dan tidaklah dia boleh bergerak bebas lagi dalam negara dan sekiranya benar kenapa Che Det tidak berjuang perjuangan yang lebih hebat dan mulia?

Bukankah Perbankan Islam sudah dirampas sewenang-wenangnya oleh Barat dan bukan Islam? Perbankan tanpa riba diterajui dan dikawal oleh mereka yang asas hidup mereka mengagungkan riba dan senjata ampuh mereka sistem pertukaran matawang yang berprinsipkan 'permintaan atau kuasa pasaran'. Sekarang kita lihat ianya diperkasakan lagi dengan Equity Funds.

Kenapa Mahathir segannya dan bukan tidak mahu berusaha lebih gigih menghidupkan lagi suatu sistem pertukaran matawang Islam sapertinya Gold Standard dahulu dan perkasakan Dinar Emas Islam?

Setiap orang Islam berhak terhadap hidup bebas riba tetapi Perbankan Islam yang ada sekarang tidak cukup kukuh menjamin hak itu dan tidak juga menjurus ke arah itu akhirnya.

Kuasa Dollar Amerika dan adik-adiknya sebenarnya cerita yang kita sepatutnya tulis semula mengikut tinta akidah Islam. Itulah perjuangan kita yang sabar atau mahukah kita turuti sahaja jalan mereka yang tiada lagi mahu bersabar dan angkat senjata.


Adat Dunia

Che Det, Che Det
sudah nyata tiadalah lagi
jauh permandanganmu dan nyata
tiada lagi perjuangan suci
perjuanganmu sudah selesai

mahunay permainan UMNO
dan politik nasional
bukankah itu mainan dulu
ringannya
kanak-kanak dan bebudak
yang masih belum baligh, Det

memerangi riba dan kezalimannya,
itu cerita pendekar kecil dan besar
dahulu dan sekarang, menang di sini
menang di sana, Det

namun,
kita mengerti dan faham
Che Det kita sudah pun tiada mudanya

itukan adat dunia, Det.

 
At 9:15 AM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

Sdr A kadir Jasin
Salaam

Dengan Izin,
Karangan pendek nukilan Mat Gabra yang diceritakannya pada saya dan saya sampaikan pada anda:

"Angan-angan DiRaja
(sambil tunggu suara manja istana)

Waaah, hebat-hebat dan berapi-api komentar anda semuanya. Baguslah dan tahniah kepada anda dan mereka. Syabas semuanya anak-anak jantan kalau yang jantannya.

Saya ini hairan dan musykil pun ada kerana dan ini bersangkutan posting anda demo kuning itu pasal memo SPR pusing pekan mahu ke rumah orang ganu dan bukannya pasal inflasi dan korupsi. Kalaulah ia pasal anti-PATI, inflasi, jenayah, etc etc saya pasti sokong juga.

Saya ni tak lah sehebat anda dan mereka di sini ini dan pengecut amatlah sangat dan pada GE nanti, ya lah semestinya pro-kerajaan, saya pilihlah yang saya suka. Datang-datanglah melawat ke tempat saya, mamak banyak disini. Baba pun ada. Kami sokong gomen tapi kenal agama masing-masing taklah banyak sangat. Maka anda mestlah menganggap dan yakin bahawa coretan saya ini tiada lucah atau menghasut mahunya tetapi celoteh tumpul dan dibiarkan saja.

Yalah, anda pun tahu di merata-rata tempat di atas muka bumi ini ada saja yang pandai-pandainya lebih tengok sajalah

Iran police battle Sufi Muslims

The Sufi lodge was partially destroyed in the clashes
Around 180 Sufi Muslims have been arrested in Iran after attacking a Shia mosque where a cleric labelled their religion "illegitimate", say reports...

dan,

Deadly clash at Arafat Gaza rally

At least six people have been killed in gunfire at a rally organised by Fatah in the Gaza Strip to mark three years since the death of Yasser Arafat.

Security forces from the rival Hamas movement opened fire at crowds, causing people to run for cover, reports say...


Maka dan Yalah anda pun mesti faham, kadang-kadangnya duduk berblog 'online' sambil cuba-cuba mengenal kewarasan buah fikiran anda dan saya ni tidaklah 'bestla' dan mahu juga cuba-cuba tengok kalau betul yang diseloroh kawan-kawan orang sungai manik itu dan member-member Sg Udang dan Keluang. Maka, patutkah kita berharap-harap GE ini adalah 'eksian' sikit? Macam di Gaza tu. Orang jalanan itu lebih 'glamor'nya, bukan begitu dan saya tidaklah faham glamor

Tak kesahlah sama kulit ke tak. Bak kata orang kampung: anak ke budak ke mak ke bapak ke tok ke nenek ke, time lepas terbang, terbanglah dia. Dan teringat segala lekehnya dan cerewetnya maka itu yang saya leceh sangat-sangatnya. Maksud saya dan saya harap anda tidak akan kata-bahasa saya ini kasar dan kesat paria bahasa - sebenarnya dah lama ilmu kuno Malayu ini tidak dipraktiskan walau diasahnya selalu-selalu; tetapi dan maklum sajalah dizaman moderen ini kena 'niche marketing', tepat tanpa prejudis. Maka seelok-eloknya kita tengok sama ada boleh cuci tak yang semuanya tiada kalimah - tanpa prejudis - persis macam ceritanya di Gaza ini. Di Pdg Mahsyar jawab saja: tiada masaalah No Problem - bukankah begitu? Tapi saya suka yang 9mm senang kerja dan tiada gemar tiga line.

Harap-harap lah kita semua do'a sya yang pengecut daif ini jadinya, maka diameenkanlah seikhlas-ikhlasnya semuanya sekiranya hebat-hebat disini ada yang berani, handal dan pintar.

Sambil kita berangan-angan tunggu kenyataan dari orang istana apa yang telah diperlakukan raja memorandum yang diterimanya tukang raja hari sabtu itu serta apa-apa nasihat dia bersangkutan serahan memorandum itu kepada Raja, mahu saya bertanyakan anda samada peribahasa 'masukan kepala zakar kedalam lubang dubur itu' masih terpakai lagi dan kena pada si-AI dan kuncu-kuncunya?

Pikir-pikirlah anda cerita ini pun dia ada mengisi ruang masa tetapi anda harus tanya mengapa?


Court to study BAE fraud decision
Eurofighter


Earlier this year BAE won a new deal from Saudi Arabia

Two pressure groups have won a High Court challenge on the legality of the decision to end investigations into BAE Systems' dealings with Saudi Arabia.

Corner House Research and the Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) had asked for permission to seek a judicial review.

They want to contest the Serious Fraud Office's decision last year to stop investigations into whether BAE gave money to Saudi officials in the 1980s.

BAE, the UK's largest defence group, has always said it acted lawfully.

Lord Justice Moses, sitting with Mr Justice Irwin, said "matters of concern and public importance" had been raised and the challenge "cries out for a hearing"...

dan biarlah saya sibuk-sibuk dengan yang ini:

Watchmen

Kerana saya gemar komik yang bermutu. Oleh sebab itu haruslah tidak pedulikan saya dan terima cabaran saya dan ameenkan apa yang ada saya cabar anda ameenkan."


"Anda dan mereka ada kalimah?", tanya Mat Gabra akan saya.
(itu kata akhirnya, Dato A Kadir Jasin! Anda tahu apa yang di pertanyakan itu kerana saya kurang periksa.)

Terima Kasih Kecut Perut

 
At 11:31 AM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

Jenayah dan Nilai-nilai Ketimuran

Minta Bapak Che Dollah kaji lapuran lama ini dahulunya:

In Japan, the crime rate also rises

dan kemudian selami lapuran yang lebih terkini ini:

Interpol's head 'to be charged'

Yang lebih hormatnya dicadangkan bahawa Bapak Che Dollah meluahkan buah fikiran yang dapat mengupas isu keruntuhan ahlaq yang jika adanya kebenaran ini terbukti telah sedang dan akan berlaku sepanjang ketamadunan manusia bagi menjawab persoalan yang amat logis yang timbul dengan semulajadi dari urutan kenyataan yang penuh aneh lagi pintar YBhg The Scribe:

Sebaliknya, pemerintah perlu mengkaji kaitan antara peningkatan kadar jenayah dengan kenaikan kos sara hidup, pengangguran, keruntuhan struktur sosial, pembanjiran pendatang asing, rasuah dan penyalahgunaan kuasa.

Sambil kita fikirkan akan kenyataan usang ini:

Sabar itu separuh dari iman dan Manusia dan Jinn itu akan dihidupkan semula setelah mati dan keadilan hakiki akan berlaku keatas semua ciptaan Tuhan yang Maha Esa.

 
At 7:31 AM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

Kenyataan The Scribe:

SELEPAS pilihan raya umum 1995, saya menulis sebuah rencana dalam akhbar Utusan Malaysia mengenai pencapaian Barisan Nasional, khas Umno di Kedah.

dan

Secara rambang, kita boleh meneka yang BN akan mengalami keadaan yang membimbangkan atau setidak-tidaknya pun mencabar, di negeri-negeri majoriti Melayu seperti Terengganu dan Kedah.

Usaha mempertahankan Terengganu semakin mencabar manakala kemungkinan diasak dengan hebat di Kedah semakin jelas dan harapan merampas semula Kelantan tipis.



Terima Kasih, The Scribe, kerana itu sahajalah yang dapat saya katakan buat masa kini kerana saya yakin anda mampu menulis satu buku mengenai pencapaian Barisan Nasional dan negara dimasa yang akan datang, sesuatu yang saya rasa anda berkebolehan dan mampu menulis apa yang dikatakan suatu 'prophetic outlook'.

YBhg The Scribe, anda seorang yang berfikiran tajam dan anda mampu melakukannya kerana anda bersahabat dengan mereka yang juga jauh pandangan dan tajam fikiran.

lahu mu'aqabaatun
min baini yadaihi wa minkholfihi
yahfazuunahu min amrillah

renungan jauh seorang pencinta
suatu lagenda bebicara
antara ketujuh dan keduapuluh-dua
suatu cerita besar dan hebat
tentang hidup dan mati
tersurat emas tersirat merah
darah tinta hidup merobah nasib.

watusabbihur-ro'du bihamdihi

 
At 7:46 PM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

YBhg The Scribe

Tape Rolling! Action!
(Act 4, Scene 2)

Seorang pemuda di atas
pohon nyior yang menjulang
menikam langit mendakap erat

- ya Allah, janganlah aku jatuh!

sambil di kaki orang kampung
berkerumun berparang bergalah
ditengah marah terdengar jeritan
longshot, panning, close up

turun-turun!!! turun! turun!
suara-suara asing nadanya marah

sebuah kereta mahal menyusur
dan berhenti, tingkap kereta turun

apa hal, tok penghulu?
jantan gatal cuba-cuba nak kacau
bini orang kampung - eh, yang encik di sini buat apa dan apa khabar
bapa mertua

pey-gang kuat kuat Syam!!!
suara dari bawah saperti
suara kawan

 
At 8:37 AM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

YBhg The Scribe

Orang Kubang Pasu Di Palestin
(semua agama langit ada)

Sahlah Aman Malaysia telah dengar
keluhan perantauan nun di sana
di sini tiada yang datang memanggil
walau ada yang terdengar suara
keluahan cerdik bisik menghiris

Riuh di sini lain pestanya hingar
bebingar orang arab lain ragamnya
kerana di situlah bahayanya
bukan mercunlah dentumannya

sejenap seketika di pusar kawan
secupak sedih segantang do'a
sesurah hati tiada lamanya

di Matesih tiada terkenal di bumi
mulianya di langit

 
At 9:58 PM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

YBhg The Scribe

Mentakwil Mimpi, Mentabir Negara


Q: How do you plan to cleanse the party?

Dr M : Its up to the people to vote in those leaders who are clean because the party will not clean itself

Q: But what is you plan?

Dr M : I don't know all I can say is talk to you (the Press)...
- Transcript by Sufi Yusuf

Dan Sdr Budak Kampung mengaju-ajukan kaedah "Ajar Mentua, Menantu Tumbang". Eloklah cadangan itu semuanya dan biarlah saya hanya menulis dan bertanya.

Seolah-olah bunyi bahasa Tun saperti Bush disaat dia dahagakan
darah orang Irak atau lebih elok dirangkap saperti adakah ini satu putarbelit sehebat sisilap mata atau lentur lidah semudah 'spin', YBhg? Siapa yang nak jadi tukang karang?

Apa pun, adakah ia semudah 'Anak Husin ON di Permatang Pauh' atau lebih sukar? Apa kata kawan-kawan sebarisan? Siapa yang sanggup?

Yang eloknya akibat Mertua faham tiadalah dia jatuh sakit dan terimanya semua dengan baik.

Pendeknya, YBhg, nantinya pula terpaksa kita bertanya siap yang mengganti? Dahulunya ada cerita MCA disyorkan keluar Barisan bagi menyelesai masalah dalaman mereka - betul begitu, The Scribe?

Tetapi yang saya nak tahu apa janji Tun Dr pula? Atau sekadar menjaja mimpi. Cuba cerita mimpi kamu Yang Amat Berbahagia Tun Mahathir. Apa yang kamu nampak yang kita tiada nampak? Sudahkah nampak jalan yang betul, Tun?

Pastinya dahulu sebelum bertindak.

 
At 4:47 AM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

The Scribe

A Baited Question?
(long knocked out of breath)

I wonder what the travelling
plans of one proud statesman be
during the month of campaignings
meeting deserving names and faces
- international or local?
(is permatang pauh local)

 
At 9:20 AM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

A Poem For MarinaM

Calon BN berwibawa - PM
(a calling card will do)

There are the superduper genius,
the super genius, the genius,
the oklah you're a genius,
the above above average,
the above average and the average...
well I guess that is just about it.

When the angels say strong odds
that you will make it out alive
would you put your faith on it, adam and eve?

And it was a long fall...

 
At 8:25 PM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

The Scribe,

Anda Orang Yang Mahu Berfikir Kata Wajah-Wajah Dalam Cermin
(tak ada kerja lain ke)

Doe: Begini sahajalah, buktikan yang kita itu yang lebih telus dari yang hanya sekadar menuduh, tidak pendek akal kerana tak semua yang pintar macam orang British.

Rea: Apa bukti yang kita ada yang inquiry itu pun bukan juga sandiwara Buckingham-Whitehall? Apa jenayah yang berlaku? Siapa yang bersalah? Ingat-ingat kita ya kenapa Iraq diserang tentera Amerika bersekutu.

Mee: Setahu aku, Doe dan Rea, sekiranya ada sebarang jenayah di sisi undang-undang terbukti dan terbukti juga kita di waktu itu kita berbohong dan kita tidak boleh menafikan kebenaran mengatakan yang lain selain: "ya! saya ada cakap semua itu dengan si-pulan dan saya masih sihat pemikiran dan pertimbangan dengan niat mahu melakukan suatu jenayah dan saya tahu ia suatu jenayah"

Yang lebih afdalnya buktikan apa dikatakan hak seorang Perdana Menteri itu telah disalahgunakan...
dan peguam tidak beretika tidak berakhlaq tidak boleh bercakap benar.

Rea: Fuhh, Mee, sewenang-wenangnya boleh kita buat macam itu? Jangan pulak, bila sedar tidak pandai menari, salahkan tanah jongkang-jongkit macam jalan nak ke Alor Setar.

Doe: Mee, yang pendek akalnya orang-orang yang mendesak mahukan suruhanjaya ini kerana tidak mahu terima nasihat-nasihat yang baik: jangan gali kubur sendiri sambil meludah ke langit untuk orang lain. Kerana itu terlalu panjang dan lucu ceritanya.

Mee: Bukannya kita minta dibuktikan yang Al-Qur'an itu kitab suci turun dari langit melalui malaikat kepada seorang insan, bukan? Tetapi mungkinkah anda dia yang mampu menandingi kitab tuhan malah memperbagusinya, maka anda sungguh pintar namun ada yang kata anda seytan perut yahudi.

Rea: Doe, kau pernah dengar cerita Ibu Orang Islam berlaku curang balik perang?

Mee: Tentunya ada adegan-adegan panas...
apa pun jangan sampai terlupa seindah selawat dan salam kepada Nabi Yang Ummi, keluarga baginda, sahabat-sahabat baginda, as-soleheen serta malaikat semuanya.



Mat Doe: Ada saja yang tak kena dalam dunia yang terlalu panjang akalnya, betul begitu, The Scribe?
so happy chinese new year!

 
At 3:06 AM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

YB The Scribe,

Demokrasi Orang Bernama: Tindakan anggota bersih biadap, melampau
(demokrasi orang tak bernama: apa punya tajuk dah)

Beliau mengulas tindakan anggota Bersih mengoyak gambar Abdul Rashid yang disiarkan akhbar hari ini, sebagai tanda protes dan mendakwa usaha SPR memperkenalkan dakwat pencelup jari untuk pengundi semata-mata perubahan kosmetik - Bernama

Persoalannya, bukan gentleman tak gentelman,

Q: Tun akan turun Padang berkempen untuk BN?

Dr M : Saya dulu saya terima iaitu saya akan bantu dalam kempen tapi pada tahun 2004 oleh kerana parti BN begitu popular saya dikehendaki tidak kempen di tempat-tempat tertentu. Saya akan kempen cuma kalau saya percaya orang yang dicalonkan itu ialah orang yang boleh membawa kebaikan.

Q: Politics is dirty because of politicians or is it that politics is just dirty?

Dr M : The politicians, because I am also a politician I don't play dirty politics but when people who have openly told lies and the whole country knows they told lies and they get re-elected...and (this) cause me to lose my respect and lose my faith in the political system as practised by them.

Q: In your book...(not audible)- .[Transcript of Dr Mahathir’s Press Conference issued by his Press Secretary, Sufi Yusof]


Big or small?
All permutations?
Oh - itu numbers semua kasi pusing?

Siapa punter
siapa bookie
siapa pigeon
siapa kingpin
: It’s a misnomer. (If you really follow the teachings of Islam,
the basic teachings of Islam,
you should be a very good man,
a very progressive man,
well-balanced person.)

what do you do when you lose
faith in the system?

who's the sufi?

does a clean politician play
the fool while the dirty politcs
rule the roost?

demokrasi orang berkuasa dan
demokrasi orang yang tak berbarang
cuma beza dari segi nilai

so y b a ding dong, said the bedu

 
At 12:58 AM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

The Scribe,

Membaca Isyarat
(kabur-kabur subuh)

Fajar palsu dan masjid-masjid
mainan dibina perhiasan semata adalah satu fenomena yang baru

Lumrah siapa akan perasan dan tahu
banyak masjid-masjid mainan dibina
dimasjid-masjid itu masih boleh kita diadakan juga Fardhu Jumaat

Pun terbina menara masjid yang
diharamkan sama sekali mendirikan
ibadat dan solat di dalamnya
sapertinya di Yathrib kuno semata
masjid yang diagungkan bukan
kerana hendak bertauhid
Yang Maha Esa

Tamadun Islam ini terlalu cukup contoh terang kesungguhan sihadhari
saperti hablur yang menjana
tenaga kuasa alternatif mesra alam
pun memenuhi citarasa rakyat
mengambil hati pengundi Trengganu
semudah lut sinar tawan cahaya

Semestinya ada yang tak kena
kerana Hadi sehebat Nik Aziz?
Pas yakin tawan Terengganu.

Saya ingin lihat kehebatan
jatinya Imam Besar yang terlantik
Taman Tamadun Islam
mercu tanda baru negara

yang banyak masjid

(apalah kalau piala kebanggaan
jatuh ke tangan lain dalam suasana
ekonomi dagkal meleset yang
mengesot-ngesot berpanjangan,
wahai menteri)

Permainan cinoni comel siapa punya

Saya dengar cerita anak kecil
diculik binatang terbangsat
dan seluruh negara sedih
mencari-cari wajah paparan terpapang luas dalam negara kecil
ini apa ada bezanya isyarat
atau belum cukup jelas dek jerebu, kabus dan samar-samar benar
hujung pangkal fatamorgana

 
At 1:07 AM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

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At 1:14 AM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

The Scribe,

Membaca Isyarat
(kabur-kabur subuh)

Fajar palsu dan masjid-masjid
mainan dibina perhiasan semata
adalah satu fenomena yang baru

Lumrah siapa akan perasan dan tahu
banyak masjid-masjid mainan dibina
dimasjid-masjid itu nampak
kita juga Fardhu Jumaat

Pun terbina menara masjid yang
diharamkan sama sekali mendirikan
ibadat dan solat di dalamnya
sapertinya di Yathrib kuno
semata-mata masjid yang diagungkan
bukan celik kerana buta
hendak bertauhid Yang Maha Esa

Tamadun Islam ini terlalu cukup
contoh terang kesungguhan sihadhari
saperti hablur yang menjana
tenaga kuasa alternatif mesra alam
pun memenuhi citarasa rakyat
mengambil hati pengundi Trengganu
semudah lut sinar tawan cahaya

Semestinya ada yang tak kena
kerana si-awang sehebat si-nik
Pas yakin tawan Terengganu.

Ingin kita lihat kehebatan
jatinya Imam Besar yang terlantik
Taman Tamadun Islam
mercu tanda baru negara

kaya yang murah masjidnya

(apalah kalau piala kebanggaan
jatuh ke tangan lain dalam suasana
ekonomi dagkal meleset yang
mengesot-ngesot berpanjangan,
wahai menteri)

Permainan cinoni comel siapa punya

Saya dengar cerita anak kecil
diculik binatang terbangsat
dan seluruh negara sedih
mencari-cari wajah paparan
terpapang luas dalam negara kecil
kita ini apa ada bezanya isyarat
atau belum cukup jelas dek jerebu,
kabus dan samar-samar benar
hujung pangkal fatamorgana

 
At 12:18 AM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

YBhg The Scribe

Kebebasan Bersuara
(imbasan kembali hasutan kebenaran)

Dr M : ...Well, I think the Government does not seem to know how to progress, how to implement things...I was not practising cronyism but of course these (accusations) were attached to me as a kind of label to undermine my credibility (and) I cannot get away from it. But today we see nepotism creeping in...


The Scribe,

Lokasi P44 - Permatang Pauh

Bolehkah saya tahu buah fikiran Datuk terhadap kenyataan
Dan mengapa Hishammuddin Hussein, orang Johor, dilantik mengepalai gerak gempur BN terhadap Keadilan di Permatang Pauh...Namun elok juga Hishammuddin diberi tugas itu, setidak-tidaknya bagi menguji ketokohannya kerana selama ini dia belum pernah mengalami ujian besar.

dan kenapakah dikatakan tugas menggempur Permatang Pauh itu boleh bertukar menjadi senjata makan tuan jika dia gagal mengembalikan Permatang Pauh ke pangkuan Umno.

P44 - PERMATANG PAUH
Turnout: 43549 (80.6%)
Spoilt: 665
Voters: 54041
Malay:67.21%
Chinese:26.64%
Indian:5.76%
Others:0.39%
* Datin Seri Wan Azizah Wan Ismail (OPP - KEADILAN) 21737 Maj: 590

@ Firdaus Ismail (BN - UMNO) 211471999: Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail (KEADILAN) Maj: 9077

N10 - SEBERANG JAYA
Turnout: 15940 (79.4%)
Spoilt: 178
Voters: 20084
Malay:63.01%
Chinese:24.64%
Indian:11.88%
Others:0.47%
@ Arif Shah Omar Shah (BN - UMNO) 10113 Maj: 4464
Mansor Othman (OPP - KEADILAN) 56491999: Dr Radin Amin Munir (BN) Maj: 853

N11 - PERMATANG PASIR
Turnout: 15681 (81.9%) Spoilt: 246 Voters: 19149
Malay:69.70% Chinese:28.39% Indian:1.75% Others:0.15%
* Mohd Hamdan Abd Rahman (OPP - PAS) 8057 Maj: 679
Dato Md Isa Ramli (BN - UMNO) 7378
1999: Mohd Hamdan Abd Rahman (PAS) Maj: 3154

N12 - PENANTI
Turnout: 11915 (80.5%)
Spoilt: 192
Voters: 14808
Malay:69.66%
Chinese:27.09%
Indian:2.68%
Others:0.58%
@ Dato Abdul Jalil Abdul Majid (BN - UMNO) 6195 Maj: 667
Anuar Shaari (OPP - KEADILAN) 5528
1999: Abdul Rahman Abdul Kadir (KEADILAN) Maj: 1983


Apapun, Sdr Mek Nab said...Permatang Pauh akan dimenangi Keadilan. Hishamuddin kemungkinan akan turun pangkat akibat kekalahan tersebut. Kita boleh agak siapa yang akan untung nanti.

Saya tanya The Scribe:

1. Siapakah sebenarnya yang akan untung dan bagaimana orang ini - mereka ini - akan untung?

2. Apakah yang Hishamumuddin perlukan, memandangkan semua jentera partai yang 'elite' dan gurkha-gurkha yang handal-handal telah ada kawasan mereka masing-masing, untuk menarik hati pengundi-pendundi P44 dan terusnya mendapat undi majority atau bagimanakah Hishammuddin memastikan tugas gerak gempurnya di P44 tidak menjadi senjata makan tuan?

3. Apa pandangan YBhg The Scribe Hishammuddin - adakah ia memenuhi citarasa Dr Mahathir juga - sebagai ahli UMNO bukan 'deadwood' dan mampu menyumbang dalam usah membersihkan parti?

4. Adakah persoalan sekurang-kurangnya berapa ramai lagi tokoh-tokoh yang berpengaruh dalam UMNO yang diperlukan bagi menjayakan percubaan membersih parti UMNO patut diberi perhatian?

 
At 11:12 AM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

The Scribe,


Peradaban Dunia Baru
(berpijak di bumi tidak hilang di langit)

Amalan kami bagaimana
ya tuhan?

dan amalan mereka
dari sebuah cerita jepun
di dalam kotak gesekan biola
merencah rasa teh dan sutera

dunia manusia bumi pun kian ramai
kadang-kadang semakin panas
katanya orang cerdik sama sahaja
mana mahu tunduk
siapa yang memerintah

membayangkan dunia yang berdenyut detik sekarang hidup
berapa banyak negara berapa ramai manusia muka-muka pemimpin
lambang negara siapa yang memerintah siapa yang diperintah
bangsa gagah berani arab semuanya mewah walaupun kaya
berpiutang keliling pinggang

gedung-gedung wang hampir runtuh terbeban kertas-kertas hutang lapuk
maka terjadilah cerita siburuk gari tercekik lantak riba kezaliman orang berada

dunia manusia bumi pun kian ramai
kadang-kadang semakin panas
katanya orang cerdik sama sahaja
mana mahu tunduk
mana yang memerintah

teringatkan kita yang tanyanya dijawab
budayanya yang anggun
budayanya yang datang
malaikat lembut menyambut

diambilnya dari separuh mati
hidup kembalikah kita sekiranya
kita berkota berpekan desa yang hancur luluh

dunia manusia bumi kian ramai
pun kadang-kadang semakin panas
katanya orang cerdik sama sahaja
mana mahu tunduk
mana mahu memerintah

seolah-olah sibudak hitam baru agama dan nyonya tua berdendam beradu cinta
atau paderi dan orang tua perang itu ada dagang yang lebih baik untuk dunia
gembala unta pun cerdik juga bukan kuli menjaga harta sendiri
anak gembala sudah pandai berbelanja mengguna kekayaan politik
kepala negara permainan tebusan ekonomi anak - apa ya - kapitalis
negara kaya baru kenal dunia berbeli berbelah di dunia yang sama
nilainya asing berbalah siapa perlu marah bila kamu bebas kami tidak
di dunia bebas dan manusia bertambah
ramai perhitungan terakhir enam billion tujuh ratus juta kepala

dunia manusia bumi pun kian ramai
kadang-kadang semakin panas
katanya orang cerdik sama sahaja
mana mahu tunduk
yang mahu memerintah

apalah sangat negeri sekangkang kera ini
apalah sangat pasir debu kota tuhan
apalah sangat janji si-bapa ditengah lembah
apalah sangat janji nenek-moyang
harus adil dalam semua pekara
wajib ada batas garis iman percaya
lihat ilmu dan hikmah
barkah tuhan barakah tuhan
tuhan yang esa

apalah ertinya hidup tanpa dollar? teringat mas kata-katanya
didada akbar apakah kertas itu hanya hiasan semata kebanggaan
disorok-simpan didalam almari dan peti besi? miliki seberapa banyak
cuma jangan cuba berbelanja

dunia manusia bumi pun kian ramai
kadang-kadang semakin panas
kata orang cerdik dan gila cakap sama sahaja
mana mahu tunduk mana mahu memerintah

si-hamba tidak tahu tidak perlu akan wang dan harta maruah pun tiada
berpoya-poya dan berbelanja itu kerja raja didunia
memaksa yang lemah dan takut menyerah harta dan pusaka
perwaris kemerdekaan jiwa mereka

merepek sungguh! cerita dogeng si kahin
mereka sudah sebati dengan kesenangan
maharaja tidak mungkin disuruh merana miskin itu bukan keadilan
kami yang membuka jalan mengajar cara mengatur resam dan
kamu baru mengenal peradapan dunia baru kami yang harus diselamatkan

dunia manusia bumi pun kian ramai
kadang-kadang semakin panas
kata orang cerdik dan gila cakap sama sahaja
mana mahu tunduk mana mahu memerintah

walaupun kita bukanlah yang pertama
namun yang terawal negeri yang percaya dan yakin
wajib orang arab itu bermain pasir bermandi debu
dan kita bagai pengemis dikaki lima yang hanya
melihat mendengar mimpi-memikir

dan dunia manusia bumi kian ramai
pun kadang-kadang semakin panas

sejuk janji dibumi sejuk janji dilangit
benar janji dibumi sampai ke syurga tuhan
tuhan yang maha esa
nabi yang siddiq amanah fatanah
risalah selawat dan salam bagi mereka

dan hiruk-pikuk di padang mahsyar

barkah tuhan barakah tuhan
keredhaan tuhan
tuhan yang maha esa

amalan ku bagaimana
ya Allah

 
At 2:59 AM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

At An UMNO Non-meeting
(what do you think)

(The qutation from Al-Kitab)

Is there a good place to hang out till about one
(it is such a lovely gorgeous -
pristine dhuhaa)
Hanging Out With You
words of elegance and eloquence
and a chapter or two of martin lings
while hamka is at hand

the early days of Yathrib
will a ibn ishaq do by himself

one sen to my credit: meddage sending failed 12:17
message not sent a suspended sms
to political parties offices:

need petrol and lunch monies plus
parking three rounds of teh tariks
not a healthy lifestyle dude

(Al-Mukmeen: 33-44)

what will they have to say out there and in the blogs
putting them as how they belong
next to each other - hear - just a pose there
super delegates here superimposed
from a trisha-puller to an almost anglophile rick in a roaring way
qaf (fifty one to eight)

wal qur'nilmajeed
- tarbsirrotahn lilkulli 'abdeemmuneeb

words of eloquences
hanging out with you

were they p-rs for their idols
of laat manat - 'uzza the third
were they thinking of themselves
these greats and smalls

wa- qolal-mala-oo- min-quamihi-
... مَا تَسْبِقُ مِنْ أُمَّةٍ أَجَلَهَا وَمَا يَسْتَأْخِرُونَ

what were they thinking
what did they say
what did they do to the pudding

فَبُعْدًا لِّقَوْمٍ لَّا يُؤْمِنُونَ

 
At 3:29 AM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

The Scribe,

Dengan izin.

Takhta Sulaiman
(kerusi perdana)

Bergegar pagar bagai nak roboh
dengar ketawa gagak hitam dan putih

Antara takut dan marah
khadam dan jinn turut-turutkan juga

Jasad di atas kerusi bagaikan
hidup batu permata cincin ajaibnya

Bergegar tembok bagai terhidu nyawa
lihat senyum si-khidr musa tuhannya

Pernah kamu lihat menteri berkuasa
perdana yang bengis mengulit senyum?


Terima Kasih

 
At 11:04 AM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

The Scribe,

Blog
(blip!)

Apa hal?
Dakwat dah datang?
Siapa dapat tender dakwat spesial?
laa... ini mesti indian workers punya kerja

siapa dapat tender
cadangan divine intervention
di jerlun?

tauk batu dalam sungai
ikan nanti keluaq?
dak! duit yang keluaq

(di jerlun ada sungai?)
kena tanya budak-budak
dekat changloon universiti

 
At 6:26 AM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

The Scribe,

Selamat Mengundi di hari yang indah dan damai, Malaysia

Dalam mengejar hari-hari
yang Sejahtera, Aman dan Makmur
tiada matahari tertewas purnama
malam mendahului siang
dan berenang-renang kita
setiap sesuatu fi falakin

 
At 9:50 AM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

The Scribe,

Dengan Izin.

Kadok Keluar Tempurung
(kena sambar petir)

Angka-angka gajah telah pasti
angka-angka semut keluar mengundi
dan siapa mengundi siapa
cerahnya nanti malam berbintang
sesepoi bahasa meleraikan awan

Sekarang bersaksi-saksilah kita
tengok Che Dollah watak utama
jenis manusia apa karenahnya
kitab apa yang dibongkar
kitab siapa yang terbakar

Lanjut cerita ada bermula
ragam UMNO banyak cerewetnya
sandiwara BN banyak kurangnya
Mahukah nyawa si-anak dibiarkan
atau adat lapuk bersinggahsana

Sediakan payung bawa bersama
Jangan berteduh di bawah pohon
Ribut datang siapa yang teka
lebih pintar suara memanggil hujan
lebih bengis bisikan kilat

 
At 7:22 AM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

The Scribe,

Cerita UMNO di Simpang Enam
(sambil pekena teh depan mesjid)

Di Komtar akan ada tunjuk-perasaan tiap-tiap hari Jumaat mulai hari ini. Itu yang telah dirancang-rancangkan. Berapa lama kesoronokan ini akan berterusan itu kita tengok sahajalah. Makcik dan pakcik yang ditemui rata-rata seronok berdemo - dengar kata: "Bila nak buat lagi?"

Bab Tanjong Tokong dan UDA itu elok kita tanya orang lama dan ex-UMNO - anwar. Dia pernah kena maki dengan orang UMNO Tanjong Tokong pasal bab ini yang kemudiannya dihantar ke Simpang Renggam. Yang buat bising kecil pun orang UMNO Tanjong yang gatal pinggul.

Hal NCER itu dengar-dengarnya tak boleh diteruskan kerana ianya telah "terkena kalam-kelibut tempias DEB yang segan hidup mati tak mau atau dalam kata lain Kerajaan Pulau Pinang duduk dalam 'action' komiti tetapi Sime ikut perintah Putrajaya. Projek infra-infra biaya Kerjaan Pusat yang lain pun ada 'conflict of interest'.

Jadi YB Azhar yang telah mengalami 'heart problem' pun lompat sekaki ke dalam kolek tunjuk semangat keUMNOannya bilamana dia tahu DUN Pulau Pinang akan mengalami riuh rendah saperti murai cabut ekor. Pendekata, Pulau Pinang akan jadi 'Pearl of the Orient in the State of Paralysis'. Dengar kata penyakit ini akan berjangkit.

Inilah realpolitik Pulau Pinang, Dato'. Yang sebenarnya saya cuma nak tahu kerana 'top level' tak pastikan cerita surat layang Jerlun Kid kepada Imam Hadhari. Adakah patut depa kata suruh tenguk 'breaking news' bbc, Dato'?

(Lawan, jerlun kid, lawan!
jangan takut, jangan gundah
paling teruk pun kena gam
macam kucing kurap.

Jerlun Kid tak akan dibuang
di marahi parti, percayalah) :)

 
At 9:59 PM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

The Scribe,

Divide and Rule!
(he's a bad, mad rapper)

(Money, money, money
it's so funny
it's a rich man's world)

It sure looks like things are going in Che Dollah's favor, really. Look at it this way, Che Dollah has a very, very shrewd, able, and deadly team.

(Money, money, money
it's so funny
it's a rich man's world)

My question to you, Dato' is if it - his position and the kitchen cabinet's - gets too bad, would he call in the military and declare it a state of emergency? Hey!??

(Money, money, money
it's so funny
it's a rich man's world)

Is it true that he has great experience as a young man in the handling of state of emergency matters such as this?

(Money, money, money
it's so funny
it's a rich man's world)

Would he have learnt the mistakes of the first PM and the moves of the second PM to pre-empt any moves on him by his deputy?

(Money, money, money
it's so funny
it's a rich man's world)

I see it all as interesting challenges Che Dollah and his kitchen cabinet face and the work they have cut out for themselves.

(I think the brother of the Raja of Perlis should be the new MB of Perlis or is he the one pulling the strings?)

I do not think that there are not many of the new generation of Malaysian who are willing to sacrifice their lives for the sake of their freedom of free speech.

(Money, money, money
it's so funny
it's a rich man's world)

You're the man, dude!
The rich man, bro!
A dead man, fool!

 
At 1:23 AM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

The Scribe,

Merawat UMNO
(apa sakit saya, tuan doktor)

Kenapa terjadi 'impasse' dalam hal perlantikan Menteri Besar di Perlis dan di Trengganu bilamana pekara memilih Menteri Besar Johor selepas PRU11 tidak bertukar menjadi 'fiasco' saperti sekarang?

Apa pun, untuk saya setuju dengan pendapat anda:

Krisis pelantikan Menteri Besar Perlis dan Terengganu yang melagakan kepemimpinan Abdullah Ahmad Badawi dengan pihak Istana memburukkan imej kepemimpinan Umno;

semestinya misteri siapa minda(-minda) yang membiarkan pekara ini berlaku kita bongkar dan jawab dahulu. Barulah 'diagnosis' yang betul dapat kita buat dan 'presciption' tepat berserta rawatan munajarab dilakukan, dengan izin Dia Yang Maha Agong. Jangan sembrono, keloloh dan terburu-buru tetapi jangan sekali-kali ditangguh-tangguhkan.

'Less haste, more speed'.
Pekara perit perlantikan YAB Menteri Besar sudah benyai dan berlalu saperti membuka pekung di dada; janganlah pula dalam hal dan perihal pemilihan pucuk pimpinan tertinggi UMNO berlaku yang lebih parah dan amat memalukan. Na'uzubillah min zhalik.


YBhg Datuk Abdul Kadir Jasin,

Bukankah adakalanya juga sesuatu yang serupa itu tidak semestinya sama. Pun begitu, semestinyalah saya mendahulukan buah fikiran bernas mereka yang lebih arif saperti YABhg Tun Dr Mahathir serta negarawan-cendikiawan dan anda yang menyintai tanah air kita ini.

Saya yakin lebih ramai ahli UMNO yang matang pemikiran mereka dan terdidik-kemas tingkahlaku mereka dari segelintir mereka yang dikatakan 'emotional' maupun bobrok pertimbangan mereka semasa kita menghadapi dan menangani dengan cerdik dan hemah apa-apa pekara-pekara yang sangat sukar dan getir, baik di waktu-waktu tenang mahupun di sa'at-sa'at yang cemas dan mencabar supaya nanti kita semua selamat sampai ke makam kesejahteraan yang kita semua idam-idamkan, akhirnya. Amiin ya Rabbal-'Alamiin.

 
At 9:13 PM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

The Scribe,

Dengan Izin.

Ketua Kempen Presiden UMNO
(mahal upah kerja mencabar)

Kalau masih mahu jadi Presiden UMNO Abdullah mesti tukar

i. perangainya,

ii. ubah pendekatannya,

iii. baiki kepicangan yang ada.


Sekarang ini di akar umbi, Abdullah dilihat sebagai seorang

i. PENIPU-PEMBOHONG-PENGECUT

ii. LEMAH DAYA MENYELESAI MASALAH

iii. SINGKAT-LEMAH PEMIKIRAN



Walaupun kerja serupa ibu mengandung kerja untuk mengempen calon presiden UMNO ini tidak semudah dahulunya. Apa yang perlu difikiran untuk memudahkan kempen Abdullah ialah membawa restu YABhg Tun Dr Mahathir, satu-satunya.

Ini pun kalau berlaku masih tidak menjamin kejayaan Abdullah.

Lebih mudah kerja buang ahli-ahli MT yang lain sudah menjadi 'liability' dan rombak kabinet. Barulah boleh dikatakan 'merawat UMNO'.


Nota:

mesti pertimbangkan guna ISA dan BPR...costs and effect, pros and cons...pete dah kena, sekarang kena bantai si-kadir jasin kepala bloggers melayu - mustahak)

cc. YB Menteri Dalam Negeri...???


(berapa upah kerja?
ganjaran?
kempen kem lain?)

(sidenote:
Persoalan yang lebih menghambat ialah Malaysia berada dalam dunia persekelilingan apa sekarang dan akan datang dan bagaimana kita mahu melangkah ke hadapan dengan selamat? Itu kerjanya pemimpin dan soalan untuk dia bukan kempen manager)

 
At 4:58 AM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

The Scribe,

I Crashed A Tea-Party
(and you were there)

The Permata do was an invitation
he kept on a lovely warm Sunday

into in a room with a chandelier
no bigger than a palace loo
a tired voice crooned and booed
under the light that dimmed and glowed
they lead a tired horse to water
and while the cameras sang quietly
they drown in their merry notes

The great man spoke and he answered
the hunger trail lead upstairs
past the station of microphones s
to a private tea-party
for the father and the mother

Crashing a party it was not quite as good manners stains not the gem
while it was an insult it was mine
the saddest thing today

(Bilaman mereka guna YABhg
untuk kepentingan mereka
sendirinya bukan UMNO
yang desperate sebenarnya)

 
At 8:25 AM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

Marina,

With Helen Of Troy
(do you catch my drift, marina?)

row row row your boat
gently tug me on the swill
heave-hi a merry o
and with the seven oft repeated
oh, gently will I go

Is it right that the focus I hold be who is 'your' pick of the 'right' 'man' for the Ketua Pemuda UMNO; and it is an all members only club, madam. Of course, some of these blokes are ict-savvy blogs followers. Some are shrewd professionals while some are cunning islamists while a whole lot of them are pseudo-capitalist. I do not know about the atheists. Are there Malay atheists, Marina? Should we be bothered about that question, Datuk Paduka?

row row row your boat
gently tug me on the swill
heave-hi a merry o
and with the seven oft repeated
oh, gently will I go

What are the strong points and the weaker points of the leading names interested to run for this post of Ketua, Marina? Is Mukhriz still endorsing Najib, now?

row row row your boat
gently tug me on the swill
heave-hi a merry o
and with the seven oft repeated
oh, gently will I go

What would say, Marina, if I say to you that UMNO is very shaky right now and that by calculation Abdullah will step down in about 7 months and that Mahyiddin is to replace him as the President of UMNO. That is a gossip going around, you know - something like when your dad said it is rumoured that eceteraeceteraecetera.

row row row your boat
gently tug me on the swill
heave-hi a merry o
and with the seven oft repeated
oh, gently will I go

Am I in a longboat all alone, madam? Would you like to taste the grapes of wrath - it is in season and very rare, Marina - like sitting with the moonshadow of a full moon, Marina)

row row row your boat
gently tug me on the swill
heave-hi a merry o
and with the seven oft repeted
oh, gently will I go

Do you think your father should be doing your little brother's work for him? Pemuda is a bit different and I think Mokhzani can say that I am wrong when I say that the prancing horses a couple of winners and porsche is nowhere in sight.

row row row your boat
gently tug me on the swill
heave-hi a merry o
and with the seven oft repeated
oh, gently will I go

Warmest salaams and regards to you-family, your wonderful father and lovely mom(i finally got to shake her hands and it was at the door of Dorset - and she is a very intelligent, very beautiful woman, Marina. Alhamdulillah)

row row row your boat
gently tug me on the swill
heave-hi a merry o
and with the seven oft repeated
oh, gently will I go


(i have to thank fadhil shuib for the tea and datuk sharifah for the love tit for tat and azmi for serving me and all those photo shots of a lamb in wolfskin)

 
At 8:08 AM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

The Scribe

If Anwar Wants To Be Prime Minister
(we all join him!!! - ada faham?)

straight talk
but i do not give a kat shat
if or when PKR is going to jumpover
i don't care.

what i care is
if the percalonan for the presiden
is a one man show
if that is the case
then is Tun dipencenkan?

Kalau TunM running for presiden
macam john mccain jugalah
but at least adalah sedikit
excitement...
tengok budak-budak bergaduh
berentap tunjuk handal
forst class entertainment.

The challenge would be
if we can split the post of
presiden and prime minister
and we call it power sharing
the presiden - who?
the prime minister - is a timbalan
presiden?

remember, UMNO is a race based
political party
only those who care to be can join
and be a member.

i don't really care if UMNO is
the government or the opposition
as long as they do it right.
if only tun is the only member left
i will make it the only last couples
ahli seumur hidup
but if anwar wants to be pm
i won't stop him

(who the hell am i?)

i am a muslim and i am a Malay.

 
At 6:58 AM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

The Scribe,

Nyalaan Cintakan Negara
(one world, one dream): semua nak masuk syurga)

Isu 1

Chinese team takes Olympic torch to top of Mount Everest
By ANITA CHANG,
Associated Press Writer

BEIJING - A Chinese mountaineering team took the Olympic flame to the top of the world Thursday, a spectacular feat dreamed up to underscore China's ambitions for the Beijing games. The Mount Everest climbers could be heard struggling for breath in a live television broadcast as five torchbearers each shuffled a few feet before passing on the flame to the next person. A colorful Tibetan prayer flag lined the path and fluttered in the wind.

The final torchbearer, a Tibetan woman named Cering Wangmo, stood silently on the peak with her torch while other team members unfurled small Chinese and Olympic flags. They then clustered together, cheering "We made it," and "Beijing welcomes you."

"One World, One Dream," team captain Nyima Cering yelled as his torch was lit, repeating the slogan for the Beijing Olympics. "We have lit the torch on top of the world," another climber said.

The 19-member team, dressed in red parkas emblazoned with Olympic logos, broke camp at 27,390 feet before dawn and reached the summit of the 29,035-foot mountain a little more than six hours later.

The stop at the top of Everest was meant to be the highlight of the Beijing Olympics torch relay. China has billed the Beijing Olympics as a glorious showcase of its rapid development from impoverished agrarian nation to industrial powerhouse.

But the Everest relay has been criticized from the outset because of China's often harsh rule over Tibet — where the mountain is located — and it drew even more intense scrutiny after Tibetans across western China erupted in anti-government protests in March...

Nota:

No Need For Law To Protect Whistleblowers

Petra is a smart man
listen to the wife
before you lose her
and there is nothing left
to fight for.

She's not there!!!!
Englebert sang not
for no one told me


Isu 2

PM arah UMNO buat laporan polis terhadap Karpal
08/05/2008

KUALA LUMPUR 8 Mei – UMNO hari ini membuat laporan polis terhadap Pengerusi DAP, Karpal Singh ekoran kenyataannya mempersoal bidang kuasa Sultan Perak mempunyai ecenderungan menghasut dan menimbulkan kemarahan orang Melayu.

Laporan itu telah dibuat oleh Setiausaha Agungnya, Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor di Ibu Pejabat Polis Daerah Sentul di sini petang ini selepas diarahkan oleh Perdana Menteri yang juga Presiden UMNO, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.’...

Verbal clashes over role of Sultan

KUALA LUMPUR (May 7, 2008): Backbenchers continued to attack DAP chairman Karpal Singh (DAP-Bukit Gelugor) in Parliament today over the latter's remarks on the Perka(sic) Sultan's alleged interference in the reappointment of the state Islamic Religious Department director Datuk Jamry Suri.

They accused Karpal Singh of committing treason while Karpal and Fong Po Kuan (DAP-Batu Gajah) called for Point-of-Order in Rule 36(10) which disallowed the MPs from using words like treason. They asked Deputy Speaker Datuk Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar to order Razali Ibrahim (BN-Muar) to withdraw his statement.

After two rounds of heated verbal exchanges, Wan Junaidi said: "Stop the exchanges. My decision is final."

"If you’re not happy, file for a motion," he told Razali.

At this juncture former Deputy Education Minister Datuk Noh Omar stood up to give the house a lesson in Bahasa Malaysia.

"Treason is pengkhianat but derhaka (what Razali alleged against Karpal Singh) is not treason.

"We must understand these things. Sometimes Malaysians, don’t understand the language," he added.

Following a clarification by Karpal Singh that he had only questioned the action of royalty last week, Razali said he had brought up the issue in the house as well as outside and reiterated that the Sultan was the head of religious matters in a state and should have been sought for permission before any transfers were done.

Nota:

OKU

Orang Kurang Upaya di Parlimen
- ada alaupun berkerusi roda
OKU yang ini selalu
'right on que'.

Apatah kata si-jiran-jiran?
Ada precedent...
pernah ditampar menang bicara

 
At 7:09 AM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

The Scribe,

Ralat: Isu 1
(May 7, 2008: Putrajaya Former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today said that he had wanted to meet Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak after the general election but they had not met until today. "I would like to say here, that just after the election (on March 8) I wanted to see Najib...I wanted to go and see him. He said he would come and see me but first he had to get the permission from the PM. Apparently, he did not get permission, so until now he has not seen me," he told reporters here after delivering a keynote address on "National Sovereignty" at the Seventh Perdana Discourse Series at the Perdana Leadership Foundation, Putrajaya. On April 20, Dr Mahathir called Najib a coward but the Deputy Prime Minister retorted the next day that he was not. Dr Mahathir said he wanted to meet Najib to talk about current affairs as he was concerned about what was happening in Umno. "Maybe that might poison his mind but I must say this because initally I thought it was not right to reveal this to the public but things are getting very serious right now. "People are not allowed to talk. I understand Ku Li (Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah), when he goes around to meet Umno branch leaders, Umno members are told not to attend," he claimed. "What kind of party is that when you are only allowed to hear from one source? he asked. Dr Mahathir also said that Umno divisions should be allowed to hold their extraordinary general meetings (EGMs) as without the meetings, they could not change the 30 per cent rule on nominations required for contesting the president's post.)


(hey
have you seen
the most beautiful girl...
hey
won't you tell her
I did it my way...)

 
At 1:12 PM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

Che Det,

Without Malice
(looking for directions ex gratia)

What do the certain frustrated judges think about the ex-Gratia Payments of which nothing was decided about it that is promised by the Malaysian Government of Dato Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi?

Who came up with the idea in the first place? I think it was a terrific idea, don't you agree? Do we need to ask the lawyers? What do then certain unfrustrated judges think? And what would the future frustrated dismissed judges think?

Why did you listened to the appeal of the AG?; and only then consented that pensions be given these dismissed judges of which now the Government does not quite agree with the decisions of the properly constituted Tribunals? Amazing don't you think, that the AG could be implyed as lacking the quality of mercy?

Do you think we could say: Take it with go cheers when there is little is in common and et idem?

Do you think intent lead the act or the act shape the intent?

By the way, Che Det, where is Dato Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi heading and where do you think we are heading and where we should actually be heading - as one UMNO ahli to another - and what do you actually do to at Petronas?

Salaams, then.

 
At 4:32 AM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

YABhg Che Det

Donor Tissue Rejection
(soul transplant&GMB complication)

Mungkin UMNO mencecah usia 62 tahun
namun semasa ia menjelma jasad
bak UMNO yang Baru sementara itu
adakah tertinggal, terlupa
atau terhilang sesuatu?

Mungkinkah baharu sekarang
ditangan yang pembawaannya tersoal
menjelma semangat menolak jasad
atau jasad hilang semangat

syndrome apakah itu, tuan doktor?
mahu di panggil
si-dukun?
si-bomoh?
si-pawang?
si-imam?
atau si-wali?
atau dibacakan yaa-siiin

mencecah usia hanya fatamorgana

(bilamana pergi tuannya,
tiada lagi ruhnya juga
tiada lama lagi nyawa
hilanglah yang baru ini -
almost a cadaver surrealism
dressed in clinical sterility -
it was just a clone...)

 
At 8:25 AM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

The Scribe,

Merepu Bukan Sebarang
Merepek Baik Sekaki

(dua kupang lima duit tak main)

Kalau ini terjadi, bertukarlah Anwar daripada Perdana Menteri menanti (meminjam ungkapan Abdullah) kepada Perdana Menteri pengganti.
- AKadirJ

I don't know la, Dato'
this yb jerlun is spoiling
to spoil the sport - it seems

i think yb rembau has more
valedictorian style a bit
victorian - a ripper, m'lord?

during the japaneses times
they ate keledeks and ubi kayus
afaid of samurai sword upon
a kiss in the neck

while the doctor stares into the
face of death, he smiles
(it never happened, Ya Rabbi!
Ya Kareem Ya Azeez)


Apa hang dok merepek, mukhriz
yappur salam!

 
At 8:25 AM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

YABhg Che Det,

Yusuf - I Remember Thee
(for the saaileens)

meminta maaf kerana tidak mungkin akan dapat memberi jawapan kepada semua soalan yang ditujukan pada satu posting.
- Che Det

Makanya, adapun saya ahli UMNO seumur hidup terpegun membaca karangan anda. Subhanallah.

Mestinya terlalu banyak jawaban yang menunggu walaupun semestinya syabas kerana menjawab satu pertanyaan, Che Det.

Kepimpinan UMNO masih 'in denial'...
the doctor postulating
his findings. Even a fool
will admit that a fool and
his money will soon part.

My question to you will not be who will you propose to be the president of UMNO and the other office bearers, Che Det. Rather, impressed by the little picture, I wonder who chosed the it?

Kepimpinan UMNO masih 'in denial'...sekiranya majoriti ahli UMNO pilih Pak Lah maka adakah kepimpinan UMNO masih 'in denial'?

Sekiranya, kepimpinan baru -dan siapa agaknya mereka itu, Che Det- terjadi tetapi keadaan masih tidak berubah -adakah negara dan rakyat akan lebih susah?- adakah kepimpinan baru UMNO akan 'in denial'?

Where are we heading and where should we be, Che Det?

If I tell you Abdullah bin Hajjah Kailan will die in office, Che Det, will it change anything? Well, alhamdulillah.

Kepimpinan UMNO masih 'in denial'
- prescribe me a better cure, doctor, please.

Salaams

 
At 8:44 PM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

The Scribe,

Teropong Ajaib
(kepunyaan do re and me)

tengok! tengok!
lihat!
cepat!
Tengok tu!

Aha!

Apa tu?

Tengok sendirilah - nah!
sebok sebok pulak dia
nampak tak?

Eh eh betullah.

Rupa-rupanya yang arif
si hakim-hakim
mencuri!!!

Curi apa?
(hendak ku tanya si-anak Tun
atau pelawakan saja teropong ku
nampak tak kamu -
guru sama, lain che gu)

zam zam alakazam!

 
At 8:48 PM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

Che Det,

Changing Times
(with the royals' gold still there)

What do you think will happen when UMNO is no more relevant? Do you think it will happen in general all over the nation?

Do you think that the Pakatan Rakyat will set and harden into another BN?

Do you think that the nation will be divided politically into the a poor, troublesome state of very corrupted politicians and government servants Sabah;
a very properous Sarawak with strong economic ties with Brunei and Kalimantan;
a PAS dominated Terengganu, Kelantan, Kedah, and Perlis;
a coalition lead Penang, Perak, Selangor, and Federal Territory;
and the UMNO dominated Pahang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka, and Johore;
with a federal Government a coalition of willing political parties? So how would your version of Ketuanan Melayu be compromised?

Another statement of fact: YB Azizah's hubby and YB Izzat's dad will never be Perdana Menteri; but maybe a minister. And so will be Najib. Ameen.

It is good that you are out of UMNO, Tun Dr Mahahthir - and you know it. Alhamdulillah.

Wassalaam and to YABhg Tun Dr Siti Hasmah, too

 
At 12:36 AM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

Che Det,

KD Che Det
(a state of the art destroyer)

Do you think this article is true to be believed?

24 Sept 2007: Cover Story:
Umno's changing business world
By M Shanmugam

The chairman of Realmild Sdn Bhd, Datuk Latif Abdullah, was surprised when told that he was the first official from the company who was coming on record about its business activities.

"Is that really the case? Probably, my predecessors had nothing much to say," was his explanation at the Realmild office in KL Sentral.

"But I have something to say… Realmild no longer gets handouts. It has to compete like any other private entity to get jobs. About 70% of the jobs our shipyard has secured are from private companies. We are working towards securing a Petronas licence but want to get the necessary track record before we apply," he says.

Realmild's position today is not synonymous with the company's glorious and also painful past...

Umno could not get back shares
Today, Umno's corporate strategy is different. It no longer has flagship companies under which it runs its businesses. The total market capitalisation of its listed companies is less than RM3.3 billion, which is only a fraction of what it was 10 years earlier...

"These are some of the changes that have taken place in Umno's corporate world in the past two years. Previously, the shares were held by directors under their own name. There were trust deeds which stated that the shares were held on behalf of Umno, but the documents were not kept by the party. So, it was hard to prove that the shares actually belonged to the party. The people running the companies in the name of Umno could not be removed," says a trustee company...

Having learnt from the past, the current party leadership wants to ensure that there is no blurring of the line between what the party owns and what are owned by individuals doing work for the party. "Although outsiders may not be able to figure out what UMNO actually owns, the leadership knows as everything is now properly documented and kept," says an insider. "This will ensure that what belongs to the party remains with the party."


Nota:

I think a new scomi-class destroyer is there out at sea on a search and destroy mission and there is a Tomahawk missle with Kencana Boy Bye-bye written on it, Che Det.

What are your orders, Laksamana?
(you know you are in a battle you can not win, sir. so let it be a to the end with our dignity and honor intact; and let it also be an epic malay that future generations will remember proudly - ameen!)

Warmest Salaams to you and YABhg Tun Dr Siti Hasmah.

 
At 4:46 AM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

The Scribe,

Dengan Izin.

Isu Tatatertib dan Perlembagaan Parti

i. MT perlu bincang- Muhyiddin
KANGAR 29 Mei - Penyertaan semula bekas Ketua Angkatan Muda Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), Mohamad Ezam Mohd. Noor ke dalam UMNO perlu dibincang dan dipertimbangkan oleh Majlis Tertinggi (MT) parti.

Naib Presiden UMNO, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin berkata, ini kerana Ezam pernah meninggalkan parti dan menyertai parti pembangkang.

"Beliau tidak boleh diterima secara automatik sebagai anggota parti kerana MT perlu melihat rekod politiknya.

"Kalau dia orang baru dan tidak ada rekod, MT tiada masalah untuk menerimanya tetapi kalau seseorang itu ada rekod atau misalnya pernah meninggalkan parti atau dipecat daripada parti lawan, selepas itu nak masuk semula UMNO, itu kena bawa kepada MT.

"Dalam perlembagaan parti, MT ada kuasa untuk menerima atau menolak permohonannya
," katanya pada sidang akhbar selepas memberi taklimat tataetika UMNO kepada pemimpin UMNO Perlis di sini hari ini.

Sementara itu, Ahli Majlis Tertinggi, Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said berkata, UMNO bersedia menerima sesiapa sahaja menyertai parti itu dan langkah tersebut tidak seharusnya dikaitkan dengan usaha membawa perpecahan dalam parti.

Malah beliau yakin Barisan Nasional (BN) sedia menerima dua pemimpin DAP, Lim Kit Siang dan Karpal Singh sekiranya mereka berhasrat menganggotai parti komponen BN.

"Tidak bermakna mereka masuk parti kita, akan memecahbelahkan parti, kita perlu lebih terbuka tetapi bagi saya, yang penting ialah kemasukan Ezam menunjukkan penting dan ikhlasnya perjuangan UMNO," katanya di Shah Alam, hari ini.

Turut hadir Pengerusi Badan Perhubungan UMNO Perlis, Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim.

Muhyiddin mengulas mengenai permohonan kemasukan semula Ezam ke dalam UMNO semalam setelah meninggalkan parti itu dan menyertai PKR pada 1999.

Ezam keluar daripada PKR pada April tahun lalu selepas kecewa dengan corak kepimpinan parti itu yang dikatakan dikuasai secara eksklusif oleh golongan tertentu yang berkepentingan peribadi sehingga menyebabkannya lemah.

Borang keanggotaan beliau diserahkan kepada Presiden UMNO, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

Dalam pada itu, Muhyiddin berkata, UMNO adalah parti yang terbuka kepada semua orang Melayu dan bumiputera untuk menyertainya.

"Orang kurang jelas apa tujuan sebenar Ezam. Tetapi kita tak mahu sangka buruk. Terserah kepada beliau sendiri.

"Daripada segi peraturan perlembagaan parti, tiada sekatan atau halangan untuk seseorang menyertai UMNO.

"Cuma mungkin yang menjadi persoalan ialah kerana beliau pernah menjadi ahli UMNO, kemudian keluar dan masuk parti lawan lepas itu masuk balik UMNO," katanya.

Beliau berkata, Ezam pasti akan terbeban untuk membuktikan keikhlasannya menyertai semula UMNO.

"Apa pun terserah kepada beliau sendiri. Kalau beliau ikhlas mahu membantu parti, kita tak boleh tolak. Kalau beliau memenuhi syarat-syarat perlembagaan parti, kita tidak boleh menghalang," katanya.

habis...


ii. UMNO perlu adil terima semula ahli
Oleh SITTI NOR AZIZAH TALATA

KOTA KINABALU 29 Mei - UMNO perlu berlaku adil kepada semua ahli yang pernah dipecat atau dikenakan tindakan disiplin jika mereka ingin masuk semula ke dalam parti, sama seperti bekas Ketua Angkatan Muda Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), Mohamad Ezam Mohd. Noor yang diterima tanpa syarat.

Ketua UMNO Bahagian Kalabakan, Datuk Abdul Ghapur Salleh berkata, jika Mohamad Ezam sebelum ini pernah menentang UMNO dan diterima semula secara terbuka, bekas-bekas ahli lain yang ingin kembali ke pangkuan parti perlu diberi peluang sama.

''UMNO perlu adil kepada semua ahlinya yang pernah dipecat atau dikenakan tindakan disiplin. Kita tidak mahu hanya kerana Ezam bekas Ketua Pemuda PKR, UMNO menerimanya semula.

''Kita berharap beliau ikhlas menyertai UMNO dan bukan kerana ada agenda peribadi. UMNO adalah parti politik dan bukan parti main-main, bila-bila masa boleh masuk dan keluar," katanya ketika dihubungi di sini hari ini.

Beliau mengulas kemasukan Mohamad Ezam ke dalam UMNO selepas meninggalkan parti pada tahun 1999.

Mohamad Ezam menyerahkan borang permohonan keahlian seumur hidup kepada Perdana Menteri yang juga Presiden UMNO, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi di Parlimen, semalam.

Ghapur yang juga Ahli Parlimen Kalabakan berkata, sebagai sebuah parti yang berwibawa, UMNO seharusnya tidak bersikap pilih kasih dalam menilai hasrat seseorang yang berada di luar parti untuk kembali kepada perjuangan asal.

Beliau juga tidak menolak kemungkinan Mohamad Ezam melihat UMNO lebih baik daripada parti pembangkang menyebabkan beliau kembali semula menyertai parti yang pernah ditinggalkannya.

''Mungkin itu yang istimewanya. Tetapi apa yang paling utama ahli UMNO di semua peringkat perlu mencontohi kepimpinan terdahulu yang meletakkan agenda perjuangan parti melebihi kepentingan peribadi.

''Ahli UMNO perlu lebih bersemangat dengan cabaran yang dihadapi dan semua pihak harus mempertingkatkan peranan dan prestasi masing- masing untuk mendampingi rakyat
," tegasnya.


iii. Terima Kasih

 
At 10:06 AM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

Scribe,

Dengan Izin.

I Wrote What I Wrote
(mika angel-0 said, bismillah!)

wow kluangman! fufff!
i grew up in kluang man no!

a canal of water
i love water actually

wonderful time wonderful place
kluang in
my mind
(nearly died for a spent bullet)

a canal of water
i love water actually

theories abound
running with the pack
in the bag something to hack

but theory is a theory
as you and i
a theory of the pie

ten percent is
to a scottish muslim
a muslim a little alot

i am not a theory to comment
nor do i have one
said the artist

a canal of water
i love water actually

and the story was tun
and the bedu
of father and son
of one and many, oh some may too

few are those of the first-first

not that i care, said the bedu
but tun is such a wonderful
story to miss oh beloved

i love you actually

from a to Z
the alpha and the omega
the zaahir and the baathin

walhamdulillah

 
At 7:11 AM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

Che Det Tun

Fan Thorlaqor
(puisi untuk mamak)

Ah, Che Det Mamak Tun kita - lihat
mamaktongkang mencari pelanggan,
mencuri perhatian - mari kita
tanya dia, mamak-ku Tun

hei, mamaktongkang,
tongkangmu baru
menghilir-hulu
memundar-mandir sibuk
mnyusur ringan kosongnya
nyata pengkalan mu mana
tambangan turun di mana pula?

hey, mamaktongkang
beranikah kamu duga lautan dalam
kami mahu ke seberang selat

berapa upahmu, mamaktongkang?
berpada-padalah madahmu jangan
nanti si-musa mengeluh
si-khdir tak keruan
tongkang kamu yang hanyut
tanpa haluan

"from kerala - great man"
kata si-aidrus berlebih-lebih
wahai Che Det mamak Tun ku
namun ku akur dalam suka

 
At 7:37 AM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

Che Det Tun

How's My Cholesterol
(better tell the tun doktor)

berbisiklah kita
si-aidrus dan hamba
lemaknya tak seberapa

cerita dibelakang pintu
yang tutup-katup tersedia
maklumnya ada lima-puluh dua
anggota berkumpul

ceritanya lagi akan si-aidrus
orang istana mengegar dewan
enam menjunjung empat
bertempiaran

tanpa tanya ku lagi
tunggu saja bulan ke tujuh
awalnya datang musim tengkujuh

maka silakan sahaja siapa berani
hamba tetap mahu menjual, wahai mamak ku Tun

apa ku peduli hikayat timbalan

 
At 10:40 AM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

Che Det Tun

Can you please ask YABhg Tun
Dr Siti Hasmah if she consents
to her lovely hubby doing a
strip-tease act, please?

Beduoin Chant And Camel Cant
(while the bedu ponders)

Anyway, where did you put
the nappy, bediou?

Here -

In the garden they recollect
and on thrones raised recline -
ever seen bedoins fight?
it was not the camels and the
men on them with unseathed swords
no! - it was the clamours
of the tongue quraish -
in the dusty melee
and the camels grunt and squels
shout and gasps - yallah! yallah!
then that is how I got here!

(go ask the arab how he weighs
his gold yellow and black
then you will know when to
speak arab medinain or meccan)

and the yonder in the pavillions
pearls corals and rubies
dreams the beduoin as the bedu
ponders

as with power comes responsibility
sensibility comes with sense
and when spoken
speak as you please
and make it most pleasing,
please, said the bedu
arabs are such wonderful poets
and their words last an eternity

but the truth shall set you free!
as the one in green stands against
the crumbling wall said
if he had left it as it is
was it for the future
generations to come at all


Nota:

I hope i have my boxer shorts on when your done, Tun. Let me congratulate you by saying
You have a very dangerous blog, Tun.

 
At 5:49 AM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

Che Det Tun

I Love Daim-Z
(it's in the nose)

Will you be found guity of
hanging the judges
and we innocent for hanging
the lawyers?

Let me hang Daim first!
Please???!

 
At 6:19 AM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

Che Det Tun

Two Old Geezers
(one's a doctor, the other a bedu)


make that mano o mano!

i thot it was mano a mano
if it is mano o mano than
it is womano o womano

me - man and four women!
or more if i could possibly can!

so when abdullah and you padam!
who gets to rule?

(find the old geezers and
get them back into
the party again! -said aidrose)

 
At 11:23 PM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

Virgin Marys
(on the rocks or in bed please?)

I love the woman saint when
Isa ibnu maryam was never
an excuse for crosses lost

Or is he another victim of
your lust as well - a death
knell sounds from a loch?
Or have you no lust like
a whore or a harlot? oh nellie!

I love that woman saint:
Isa ibnu maryam was just
an excuse for crosses lost

We know the answer don't we:
a cybernatic blip tinge untouched
by the Al-Quran - a virgin mary
who????!

I love woman saint when
Isa ibnu maryam was just
an excuse for crosses lost

After all these years?
There is Sudan,
the Palestines,
Lebanon, Afghanistan, China
Bosnia, India and many more muslims than you have met
or will be permitted to meet
in your modern world life
do you think of them,
if at all

I love women saints when
Isa ibnu maryam was just
an excuse for crosses lost.

Or have you solve anything
at all or just what is your
very own if at all. When are
your going to die, child?
Make it a lesser evil of
a place, child...a mouth
less to feed purile

I love women saints when
Isa ibnu maryam was just
an excuse for crosses lost

"Polygamy is no longer required in the modern world. It will not solve" - one woman's meat is her poison.

I love women saints when
Isa ibnu maryam was just
an excuse for crosses lost

peace, infidel!
said the muslim
my lord is Allahu-Ahad
my prophet is Muhammad
my kitaab is the Al-Quran

I love women saints when
Isa ibnu maryam was just
an excuse for crosses lost

and much, much more.

what are you:
a kafir?
a munafiq?
- I am a muslim. I am a slave of the 'Qur-an. Ahamdulillah


(Do not judge others when
your standards are a little short, Marina, friends and foe - peace!)

 
At 1:24 PM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

Che Det Tun

Masa depan UMNO bagi ahli UMNOlah menentukannya. Takan orang yang di luar pagar yang hendak menentukannya, betul tak, Che Det?

Dr Mahathir bukan lagi ahli UMNO 001. Mukhriz anak Dr Mahathir memang ahli UMNO - YB Jerlun! Itu sahaja bezanya.

Apalah yang nak dirisaukan sangat, Che Det. Kalau Mukhriz tak tahu buat kerja, ahli UMNO akan kerjakan dia.

Eloklah Che Det kita hiraukan tentang ekonomi orang Islam. Orang Malayu ramai yang muslim, Che Det.
Yang soleh-soleh pun ada.

Orang yang nak meng-criminalise-kan peperangan tentunya handal memimpin kaum dan bangsanya. Biarlah benar bila dikatakan "Orang Malayu ini dilontar ke langit jadi bintang!" Ameen.

Maka Dr Mahathir biarkan orang UMNO menentukan UMNO. Siapa yang hendak dengar dan ikut nasihat YABhg Tun Dr Mahathir bin Mohamad eloklah. Siapa yang enggan terima sahajalah.

Adapun cerita yang seronok terbaca:

New cities rise from Saudi desert
By Crispin Thorold
BBC News, King Abdullah Economic City, Saudi Arabia

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has a vision which if successful could soon transform the Kingdom's economy and society.

Six major developments will be built across the Kingdom over the next 15 years, the centrepiece being King Abdullah Economic City, 100km (62 miles) north of Jeddah.

The new city is rising from the sands of the Arabian Desert and when complete it will stretch over 150 sq miles (388 sq km).

The developers say that by 2020 more than one million jobs will have been created, in a city that will be home to two million people.

"This is on a scale unheard of before in the world," said Fahd al-Rasheed the CEO of Emaar, The Economic City, which is developing the site.

"[The King Abdullah Economic City] includes one of the largest ports in the world, an education zone, a resort zone etc. It is the size of Washington DC and is being built in 15 years".

Diversification

With the price of oil showing no sign of weakening, the government of Saudi Arabia is planning for a future when the commodity will eventually run out.

"You are not just talking about the economy and getting revenues - you are talking about creating job opportunities"
Saad al-Dosari, Rabigh Refinery and Petrochemical Co

The revenues that are being generated are enormous - every day more than 11 million barrels of oil are pumped. At current market prices that is worth well over $1bn (£510m) daily.

(During the last oil boom, vast sums of money were spent by the government on projects that failed - Saudi Arabia famously tried to "make the desert bloom" with water-intensive agriculture schemes.)

Now the Kingdom is trying to invest more sensibly in the future to solve several challenges:

Diversification of the economy
A booming population (40% of Saudis are under 15)
Growing unemployment
Improving skills and education amongst Saudis
"I think it is most important for Saudi Arabia to diversify," said Saad al-Dosari, the President and CEO of the Rabigh Refinery and Petrochemical Company, near Jeddah.

Inside the desert city

"You are not just talking about the economy and getting revenues. You are talking about creating job opportunities.

"You are talking about establishing an industrial infrastructure for the future generations".

Expatriate labour

The new industries will include the production of aluminium, steel, fertilizer and petrochemicals.

An army of foreign workers, mostly from South Asia, are building the infrastructure that is needed and the accompanying residential areas. The labourers are cheap and are prepared to do jobs that Saudis refuse to do.

For decades Saudi Arabia has been dependent on skilled and unskilled expatriate labour, but in recent years the government has been trying to get more Saudis into work with employment schemes like Saudisation. They have had mixed success.

Take the water bottling plant run by the Delta Marketing Company in Jeddah.

Just 12% of the workforce on the factory floor is Saudi, including 40 women. In the whole company, a fifth of the workers are Saudi, which meets the government quota but is still low by international standards.

"Low-educated Saudis have very few choices," said the Water Division manager, Nidal Abdul Kareem, who is Jordanian.

"[They can] work in the unskilful work with low salaries and compete with the expats. Or they can stay at home without work and some of them unfortunately like to stay at home without work. Sometimes you feel strange that they don't like to work."

Foreign influence

Despite the difficulties Saudi Arabia is undoubtedly in the process of enormous change, which is being fuelled by the oil boom and globalisation.

New shopping centres are being built, like the enormous Red Sea Mall in Jeddah. Satellite television and music from the West are also having an impact on the youthful population.

There will be several universities in the new economic cities, which reforming Saudis believe could be the catalyst for social freedoms.

"This is part of a Kingdom-wide change in philosophy whereby we are improving education systems," said Mr Rasheed.

"In KAEC we will have a global education system that aspires to have students graduate at a global level in terms of their understanding of the world, how they view the world and how they want to be a part of it."

In Saudi Arabia you need to read between the lines. Most reformers quietly suggest that the cities of the future will be much freer than the rest of the country.

But will women be able to drive in the new cities? Will men and women be able to mingle freely in the developments as they do in the West or in many other Middle Eastern countries?

No one including the King seems prepared to answer those questions directly just yet.

Reform is coming but in a country with a strong religious establishment it will be a gradual and slow process. The King Abdullah Economic City seems likely to be at the forefront of the change.
Story from BBC NEWS:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/1/hi/world/middle_east/7446923.stm

Warmest salaams to you, Dr Siti Hasmah and family.

ps since there was no correction to the figure of MyRm3.08 to 1USDollar, at what price will the oil be that we are trading, Tun? At what interest rate is the global market trading? What about the muslims?

 
At 2:54 PM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

Che Det Tun

Dengan Izin.

Scribe,

C'wealth Mini Summit Agrees On Reforms For International Institutions

LONDON, June 10 (Bernama) - The Mini Summit of the Commonwealth Heads of Governments here Tuesday unanimously agreed that the two international institutions, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) should undergo reforms.

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, who represented Malaysia, said that they had unanimously agreed that a new Bretton Woods conference be held to discuss reforms for both institutions.

"The meeting had decided that a sort of reform is necessary through a new conference of the Bretton Woods to discuss changes to the IMF in terms of governance and its roles and (to hear) the views and requirements of the developing countries and the need to create an early warning system before a crisis crops up,
" he told Malaysian journalists after attending the mini summit at the Commonwealth headquarters at Marlborough House, here.

The meeting, which was chaired by British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, was also attended by nine other leaders of the Commonwealth countries namely Guyana President Bharrat Jagdeo, Maldives President Maumoon Gayoom, Mauritius Prime Minister Dr Navinchandra Ramgoolam, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwet, Tonga Prime Minister Dr Feleti Sevele, Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Patrick Manning, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and Ghanian Vice-President Alhaji Aliu Mahama.

Najib said the reforms in terms of their responsibilities should include the aspects of survelliance on the public and private sectors, hedge fund, private equity fund and so on, as well as their responsibilities in tackling issues arising from these matters.

On the World Bank, he said it could become the financial resource for the development of alternative sources of energy.

The World Bank was formally established on Dec 27, 1945, following the ratification of the Bretton Woods agreement with the main focus on providing loans for the reconstruction of European countries after the World War II.

Meanwhile, IMF was set up in 1944 as an international system to fixed exchange rate, and today, it offers advice to all nations on monetary and fiscal policies, besides helping to support the currency of some developing nations with loans so that the countries can compete in an open market.

Najib said the reforms for both international bodies were crucial as these global institutions, which existed after the Second World War, were no longer capable of tackling global issues which were becoming more serious.

The meeting, themed "Reform of International Institutions", also agreed that reforms should also be instituted on the United Nations by appointing one country representative for the world body as well as all of its agencies in every country to save cost.

The fund could then be used for development programmes in the countries concerned.

He said a pioneer project had already been implemented in Tanzania, and that "the meeting had also resolved that more resources be used to implement country programmes and not to finance the administrative cost of the UN and those of its agencies".

The meeting was also of the opinion that the UN's environmental programmes should be changed and a new agency be set up to promote the overall concept of sustainable development.

He said the UN's environmental programmes at the moment was seen to be of little relevant to the current situation.

Najib said realising that decisions at today's meeting were only among members of the Commonwealth, to achieve the vision, the "Commonwealth countries will have to forge cooperation and alliances with other groups so that they too are able to feel the need to institute changes to global institutions."

"...otherwise the 3F problems -- fuel, food and finance -- will continue to haunt the world and its population," he said.

He said the next steps would be to convince other regional and global alliances -- such as the Group of Eight, Asean and other institutions -- to accept the call for global reform.

"We will play our part to present a common stand," he said.

Answering a question whether the developed nations would be receptive of the suggestions by members of the Commonwealth, Najib said he believed they would agree to the need to institute reforms on the three international institutions.

The only issue would be the nature of change, he said.

"Our stand is that change is necessary, I believe no one will object to that. It's the substance of the change that may become a subject for lengthy discussions," he said.

On the meeting Tuesday, Najib said: "It has been a good beginning. We got the framework and substances to move forward."
-- BERNAMA

Now consider this,

Need For More Islamic Finance Experts

KUALA LUMPUR, June 12 (Bernama) -- The uptrend in the Islamic financial services industry has created a significant demand for Islamic finance professionals, particularly individuals who are well-versed in Syariah as well as equipped with the latest industry practices and knowledge, Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin said Thursday.

According to Bank Negara (BNM) projections, by 2010, there would be a need for about 11,600 trained personnel and professionals in Islamic finance, and this figure comprised 31 per cent of the total trained professionals in the banking sector, he said.

He said this when launching the Masters in Islamic Finance programme at the International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF), here.

Currently, there are 3,778 students in areas relating to Islamic banking and Islamic finance in public institutions of higher learning in Malaysia, whereas professionals who had majored in Islamic Finance only total 745 in the market.

"Those are the specialised, working in the sector. Syariah experts as at 2007 figured around 120 in the whole country," he said.

Mohamed Khaled said that though the INCEIF was still new, with just three years of experience, it was believed that the institution could achieve the target of being the national centre of excellence in Islamic fin inance and banking, and in realising the government's aim of becoming an education hub in the region.

Hence, he said, it was hopeful that the INCEIF, as a private institution of higher learning, would able to produce graduates who were well-equipped to pursue their careers not only to meet demand locally but also beyond Malaysia's shores.

Besides this newl Masters in Islamic Finance (MIF) Programme, INCEIF, set up by BNM in 2006, is also offering the Chartered Islamic Finance Professional (CIFP) and the PhD in Islamic Finance programmes.
-- BERNAMA


Nota:

we have the experts?
how good is the petronas advisor, Chet Det

 
At 11:22 AM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

Sexing The Ageist
(dirty old man and woman)

There Marina! - Adam and Eve -
a tragic comedy

It would have been wonderful
if it had been for a younger
woman - a much much younger woman!

What kind of a Tan Sri is this, Datuk Paduka? - it is the ticker
while it still ticks

not the dick is ticking where the
brain should be. -

the artefact that is your dad!
(am i that banal)

his heart is where it should be
his brain is where it should be

in the grace of his lord
till eternity

 
At 3:41 AM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

Che Det Tun,

Dari Blog Ke Blog
(if not the means to travel, tun)

Bigdoggy,

Itulah YABhg Tun Dr Mahathir bin Mohamad gatai sangat nak keluar U-M-N-O...La ni orang rumah dia pujuk supaya masuk balik jadi ahli pun keghaih kepala macam kepala batu orang Kerala mampuih Tun tak nak masuk balik jadi ahli. Bukan ada apa yang UMNO boleh buat yang nak buka hati dia gumbira nak masuk balik. Tekat nomber 00000001 - dia tak hirau.

Tapi bab majlis penasihat Perdana Menteri dan Presiden itu apa punya balaghana, Tun?

Tun ada masakah nak bagi 'advise' pada Perdana Menteri dan Presiden? Macamana dengan kaldai tua mantan Perdana Menteri dan mantan Presiden Abdullah Ahamad Badawi? Apa orang kepala bataih ini pun kemaruk juga nak jadi penasihat. Itu bab dia.

Bab siapa lagi dalam majlis itu - jangan tanya...

Ya, Tun Dr Mahahthir, kenapa ada masakah nak jadi ahli majlis ini? Negarawan terulung Tun tak maukah jumpa kepala-kepala negara bagi menjayakan terlepasnya benua Asia dari 'hegemony' Barat?


Jun 22hb, 2008
18:41

 
At 10:00 AM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

MarinaM,

A Thing In Red
(why did you give me a rude shock?)

beware! beware!
like a ketchup in a yong tau foo

i haven't been updating on your rantings of late
but just when i was about to purrrr along, click on the page
- what is that?!!!!
- a 'thing' in red?
- hey that is pidah pigface!
- (alhamdulillah it was not a catatonic one la, ace)

beware! beware!
like a ketchup in a yong tau foo

why did you have to do that?
you knock a dent in my hat
and gave me a shock you did.

beware! beware!
like a ketchup in a yong tau foo
and a queen on her hunt

 
At 8:00 AM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

The Moon Play Peekaboo
(the night of the branch meeting)

We walked a trail on the sand bank
where the dredge bottom sand peppered
with crustaceans shells seeing the moon
the stars and the air of a saturday night
the water is clear where the dubian flip-flop
drowned in the mud rescued
by the boatman who rowed us out
with the crab and prawns caught in the net

the lights from the sky, hill, buildings
roads and the cars as they make their cut
in the blackness like butter
as the moon played peekaboo
with the clouds and the lines hauled
baby stingrays, gelamas caught with
prawn meat in their mouth
with the ruckus on the sand bank
the ghost lorries growled to and fro
under the spot lights the sound of voices
while the caterpillar scoop played
till it was time to go

now with one in the prowl,
two in the middle and another pair
hands busy with the propellor
to guide and bring the boat
to where the pukat was laid

a pair of kerapus, bajis, duris
a singa, ketam, and a few more
five kilos in blue bucket in one and
a breeze as the boat rocked in the quiet
water of glugor

i never thought as the red taillights
grew longer cross the channel
a boat ride on a saturday night
would be the catch of the day

 
At 10:23 AM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

Saya Mau Ke Hutton Lane
(kayoh slow-slow sikit, brader)

Wah glamorla!
Tuan Penarik Beca!!!!
itu boot mesti spit and polish daa..

penarik beca! penarik beca!
wah wah nampak seronok aje?
apa hal? osama terlalu kenjoi?
kejang kenjoi kejang kenjoi

syabas penarik beca
(dah bodoh pi mengaku pulak!)
syabas, syabas.

adakah patut ketua bahagian kata
perlu ada radical ultra malay?
jadi Umno tu apa?

Las vegas, las vegas
here i come, said dirty hairy

 
At 10:41 AM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

Marina,

Love Letter To Pussy
(dear sdr hamid - mid! apa habaq?)


Do you think sdr hamid alba has the balls to face down the lawyers aa, marina?

this guy - sdr hamid wants to be umno vp - brings only good luck to the victims! and bad luck to his boss - was he with something call white island or something? or stone!

nah lah, zahid hamidi is more uglier! - just right look for the vp of umno(oom-no, not um-um as in eating and jolok mentahkedarah)

nolah! sdr hamid is a pussy cat, don't you think marina? nice pussy, pussy...

(bila nak mai tanjong, mid?)
radical ultra hardcore malay dok ada ni. dengan zahrain-zahrain dengan anwar, semua dok ada di tanjong, mid. bila nak mai? jangan tak mai, nor! kata orang kedah)

mid - dah botak kepala batu
but we love you sdr hamid alba


ps bila jumpa tun kirim salam sama dia. (tun drM, da..:;.)

 
At 10:31 AM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

A Social Jargon

kira orang glugor itu
orang kerap turung ke lautlah
anak laut kaki tangkap ikan anak hantu
kalau seperahu silap tak tumpang
satu dan sama - serupa denyut iramanya

orang kerap turun ke laut membilang
kerapu dan pari dikakaktuakan ekor mereka
bertanya biar selamba
kamu fikir got-g-la takutkan tsunamikah?

(so what is so great about the indians and chinese economic powerhouse? how i would love having Zeti explain me economics and why she loves rubies and diamonds and life and gold)

 
At 10:49 AM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

Scribe,

Hakisan Terancang
(bak debu-debu berterbangan)

kalau nak diumpamakan kata,
terhakis (hak) keistimewaan kita
orang melayu(disebutnya suara
terpelat orang putih cinta sukma
terpalit tertinta perlembagaannya)

bagai pantai sabak diserang
saperti ada dan dibangunankan
ombak dan jepun menuntut tanah
lari lintang pukang sehelai
sepinggang yang mengejar
yang terkejar pun akhirnya
kesan di medan yang sama

hak keistemewaan orang melayu itu
adanya ilmu itu nyawa kotakan cinta
tok-tok ku - yang muda dan yang hidup
masakan tok-tok ku handal-handalan semua dibiarkan cucu mereka mati
berkelaparan tanpa diri dan maruah

hancur luluh dihidupkan kembali

 
At 10:23 AM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

On August 22, 2008 at 1:16 am Hoppoe Z Said:
Damn Kurang Ajar You!!!

hoi bigdoggybalaghanaapabrobrokhoitpthuif!
sdr H-O-P-P-O-E Z is sitting in comfy
yet to be corrected - i don’t mind standing
with an al fatihah ikhlas to whom i desire

and I don’t mind being aloof just so that
I can be myself as I please - it is a glugor
thing even at a burial where isa bakar was
as namat and shukor and farouk and other
pkr activists long time friends shook hands
and exchanged hugs bereaved and bereft was
rahim intel

when desprate dan was a raja
and pepsi umbrellas is yours
making him a kin to the esteemed
still there are questions to be asked
from kings to fakirs

shall i be censored for being a muslim
when a sunni is a target and so is a shiaah
and the mosque is red with blood and pieces

my god! let your wishes be

when my thoughts is
nasib baik the mamak - my
mamak mahathir is still around
is that not a compliment to shirk
when hope is around
even the dead will feel safe
rest in peace, good death is a
previlege of the beloved

while lovers cling on
to the vines of eternity
i must cling on to you
my lord, the alpha and the omega
al aawalu wal aakhiru

till the time of the meeting
my lord clock me in your grace
and shield me as in a cloak
as lovers hugs

let your wishes be

 
At 11:02 AM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

Mahunya Mahathir Minta Maaf
(ke mana sultan - lelarilah)

sekiranya dikira juga
suara mahukan perhatian
walaupun bisikan si fakir
rentak bilangan beralun

biarkan saja si anwar
walau satu walau beribu
terpukau sejuta dunia sekalipun

terhambat-hambat kita
kata-kata dan si jenin
biarlah mimpi indah sampai
ke syurga pun biar terlepas

enak - kenapa mahu dimarah-marahkan
masih curiga terpaut yakin

tuhanku berbuat apa sahaja
yang dia mahu - dia tuhan aku
tiada berkerana melainkan
antara engkau dan aku
biar tertib dan syarat
walaupun raja melayu seorang
manusia berpakaiankan sutera
halus khatnya tersusun rapi

apa masih tidak mengerti
cerita cerita angkara
angka dan nul

 
At 8:47 PM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

Scribe,

Kematangan Politika

Sebusuk-busuk graduan UiTM
jangan kita menyusahkan negara
tanya Hishamudin Rais kalau
tak percaya.

Yang menghancurkan negara
perhatikan graduan UM yang
sungguh pintar yang tidak berjiwa walaupun rakyat dengar Abdullah dan Anwar masih tak percaya

Begitu handalnya orang Melayu
usahlah bertanya kaum yang lain yang rakyat kelas bawahan - keistimewaan berdarjat beraja melayu

Petah ketua menteri dan buah sukun jaguh fasih berbahasa hampas juara
- orang Melayu Pulau Pinang
dan tanah pusaka jangan percaya
tak percaya datanglah melancong
sungai melaka kita cemburukan
obor-obor pun ramah bukan bermusim
di Pulau Mutiara Yang Hilang

Bubarkan parti-parti komponen Barisan Nasional dan Pakatan Rakyat perjuangan mereka
kecil-kecil si awang kenit
bertunjangkan kaum dan agama
cuma Abdullah dan Azizah
berdarah cina percuma

Biar aku dan mamak ku prejudis
matang politika kami lepas-lepasan
batuk di tangga dan ruji kian mahal
rezeki di tangan siapa?

 
At 8:50 PM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

Scribe,

Kematangan Politika
(kari ikan nasi tambah)

Sebusuk-busuk graduan UiTM
jangan kita menyusahkan negara
tanya Hishamudin Rais kalau
tak percaya.

Yang menghancurkan negara
perhatikan graduan UM yang
sungguh pintar yang tidak berjiwa
walaupun rakyat dengar Abdullah dan Anwar masih tak percaya

Begitu handalnya orang Melayu
usahlah bertanya kaum yang lain yang rakyat kelas bawahan -
keistimewaan berdarjat beraja melayu

Petah ketua menteri dan buah sukun jaguh fasih berbahasa hampas juara
- orang Melayu Pulau Pinang
dan tanah pusaka jangan percaya
tak percaya datanglah melancong
sungai melaka kita cemburukan
obor-obor pun ramah bukan bermusim
di Pulau Mutiara Yang Hilang

Bubarkan parti-parti komponen Barisan Nasional dan Pakatan Rakyat perjuangan mereka
kecil-kecil si awang kenit
bertunjangkan kaum dan agama
cuma Abdullah dan Azizah
berdarah cina percuma

Biar aku dan mamak ku prejudis
matang politika kami lepas-lepasan
batuk di tangga dan ruji kian mahal
rezeki di tangan siapa?

 
At 9:00 PM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

Scribe,

Kematangan Politika

Sebusuk-busuk graduan UiTM
jangan kita menyusahkan negara
tanya Hishamudin Rais kalau
tak percaya.

Yang menghancurkan negara
perhatikan graduan UM yang
sungguh pintar yang tidak berjiwa
walaupun rakyat dengar Abdullah
dan Anwar masih tak percaya

Begitu handalnya orang Melayu
usahlah bertanya kaum yang lain
rakyat kelas bawahan - keistimewaan
berdarjat beraja melayu tanahnya
hilang sebutan batu beruban

Petah ketua menteri dan buah sukun
jaguh fasih berbahasa hampas juara
- orang Melayu Pulau Pinang
dan tanah pusaka jangan percaya
tak percaya datanglah melancong
sungai melaka kita cemburukan
obor-obor pun ramah bukan bermusim
di Pulau Mutiara Yang Hilang

Bubarkan parti-parti komponen
Barisan Nasional Pakatan Rakyat
perjuangan mereka kecil-kecil
si awang kenit bertunjangkan
tegar kaum degil agama semua
Abdullah dan Azizah berdarah
cina percuma

Biar aku dan mamak ku prejudis
matang politika kami lepas-lepasan
batuk di tangga dan ruji kian mahal
rezeki di tangan siapa?

 
At 9:43 AM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

Scribe!

13 Branches For Sdr A-K!?
(panas di cawangs dan bahagians)

The comments get better and better!

Are you okay with Anwar winning with a good clear majority? Is Tun? odds - 6000vote there about

I am ok if you are ok.

(amboih! raya sakan lah orang kedah...tak pa, malam rabu i joget!)

L -U P-A apa dia

what is there anymore? najib(didhenotjustmadeareabtedare?) fixed to succeed. muhyiddin hemmed in by hishamuddin. mukhriz? la itu sebab saya tidak boleh komen sangat tentang kematangan politik - i always forget one. the disinterest in P44.

i am ok. jatuh bangun balik
sampai tak boleh bangun lagi

that is the TunM's way.
(matang politiknya
have it your way, Tun
we got fishing for marlin
as a writer loves to do, Tun)

warmest salaams

 
At 11:40 AM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

Hukum Karma
(dirinya yaumulyaqumulhisaab)

Dan hujan pun berhenti mungkin
seketika mungkin kekejap
walau tadinya tertanya

depa dok krobek apa
punaih sini perisi sana

kalau bomoh hujan diupah
kerja esoknya indah
sejauh permatang pauh memandang

depa dok krobek apa
punaih sini perisi sana

Dan terlantar di sana
adat puteri mahal harganya
Pak Samad penulis agong

Pak Kadir jaguh Pendang
bukan setakat ulas cerita
sekamus penglipurlara dijajanya

depa dok krobek apa
punaih sini perisi sana

Dan sampai sepikun umur
walaupun perdana menteri
tiada faham orang tua-tua

Ulit diulit semayang sari
terongkai sedikit demi sedikit
kezaliman mengamit datang

depa dok krobek apa
punaih sini perisi sana

Dan akhirnya tergelak senyum
kesenorokan perdana menteri
melihat negaranya tergadai

politik gangster kampung
politik murah-murah
itu bukannya politik matang

depa dok krobek apa
punaih sini perisi sana

Dan dewasanya dendam
bergelodak pekat bergaung
benteng terakhir hancur-ranap

perbuatlah yang terhajat
dunia ini kian tua
ceritanya sebutir derita

depa dok krobek apa
punaih sini perisi sana

Itu karma

 
At 12:09 PM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

Affirmative - Action!
(shipsintheblacksea)

ya Rahmaan
(collapse comments!
show original post)

please don't waste my time
said the scribe to the orange
monkey as mikhail of oman?
of turkish father and
vienna - the imf and discrimination

the victory of anwar in the
small with big - impact?
after affects and effects
are affectations to the victors

it is the economy with crude
enough for a question to brood
to put to table ramadhan food
dates to break with and cherished

ya Rahmaan
anwar and the budget
with finesse interudes
what country this is when
it neither knows its politics
its economics its faith
yet leaves with no questions
answered with an aye for an eye

affirmative action and karma
ghandi in doctor's attire
as jamica in oman's wrap

ya Rahmaan
the price of oil pleases
many the arabs o mahathir
fears the fakir that silence
the mufti before the kaabah

karma and affirmative action
mahathir and his smiles
the envy of many

siaplah aku
nukilan ini bukan mahu
fakta dan kesimpulan awal
yang terbit daripada keputusan
pilihan raya kecil itu


itu tiada aku tahu
karma dan qadhaqadar
karma dan tawakkal 'alallah
ya Rahmaan

economics of war and high prices
of oil and raw materials
strategic assets acquirements

 
At 5:17 AM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

Scribe,

Freeze It!
(oppourtunity cost)

This would be an old arguement, Scribe, as Singapore and Malaysia should and must we compare is like comparing apple to mangosteen. I like them both - not the bad ones.

Can anybody say the royalty were totally out of the political picture in the early history of Malaysia; the distraction due to the Malayan Communist Party, the outside influence of the superpowers: what are the components of the Malaysian Developement formula as compared to Singapore.

Do we have great minds then that were just as good as those Singaporen now and then? Probably.

What was the vision of the leaders then? There were anglophiles, kaum mudas, socialists - a real mix and potent.

And there are the different economics models to develope a country while the center of commerce and finace was established in Singapore. Did the investors then trust us - a nation with a majority of Muslims - when the rest of the Muslim world was never a really an ally with the western world?

I do see your point.
Perhaps I am grasping at straws understanding the dynamics of karma.

What is the conceptual Malaysia in the minds of her leaders as the world is at the cross-point of trading blocks revival? While Singapore is just a capitalist finace center with the market around her and surrounding her.

This posting of the Scribe is just target practise for me. Do we have the right facts and all the facts laid out on the table?

Division One is Singapore but the mind of Tun Dr Mahathir is of the Premier League if you still see it as how I see it, Sdr TheGreatTeaDrinkerDownSouth. As a matter of fact, I will say the lovely Zizou won France her honors in football as Maradona and Pele for Argentina and Brazil. And what kind of a country are they?(Really this can be construed as a jibe to Abdullah - the posting, Scribe; and thegreatteadrinker came along)

Give me ideas to understand the dynamics of Karma, Scribe and I will tell you the winning lottery number. I never really feel not at home with science.

"Hey Art how go thee?
I got me a black eye
just like the great Anwar

- I do see it.

But I just do not really
appreciate kiatsu trying to poke
my eye listening to the crystals
crying sweetly their growing
pains. Bare knucles knofpled:
(if you want an orator
call anwar
if you want a veledictorian
call dirty hairy
if you want a leader
call Dr Mahathir)"

Ma'a salaam

 
At 10:02 PM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

Scribe,

Protokol NEP Dunia
(sihir matawang dunia maju)

Tun DrM syorkan ringgit ditambat semula. Nazir Razak mungkin mengatakan maka apa yang kita nak di hiraukan?

Kalau US boleh bailout 'toxic assets' semua negara yang lain pun boleh ikut sama langkah menyelamat periok nasi sendiri, lebih-lebih lagi Russia dan China.

Protocol Khazanah Holding kita adalah hasil buah fikiran pakar-pakar ekonomi dalam dan luar negera dan kegigihan-amanah mereka yang menjayakannya. Alhamdulillah

Buat masa ini, saya harap ringgit kita ditambatkan pada nilai emas atau minyak atau Euro atau Pound sterling atau Renmimbi sendiri. Yen dah hilang kuasa.

Jangan di'pegging' dengan USD! Fahamlah ia akan melarutkan nilai kemerdekaan dan kebebasan kita berdagang di pentas seanterodunia tertindas dengan pengaruh 'western hegemony'.

Namun ini mungkin mustahil! - matawang US itu disokong kuatnya pengaruh 'Militarisma Nato' dalam ekonomi dunia.

Dunia maju berhutang, kita yang menanggung beban mereka, Scribe; dan kita yang diajarpaksa supaya terima budaya mereka bulat-bulat. Allahu-akbar...

Sebenarnya, Scribe, Amerika Syarikat baru sahaja mentubuhdirikan Sovereign Wealth Fundsnya - dari habuk hampas hutang(out of nothing but debt and turmoil) - subhanallah.

Terima kasih.

ps. Scribe, kalau sudi bolehlah kirim salam eidil-fitri Maaf Zahir-Bathin kepada YABhg Tun DrM&H Sekeluarga dari ramai ahli-ahli UMNO Tanjung. Ketua Bahagian mungkin lupa pekara ini kerana sibuk-sibuk ziarah dan berbuka cawangan-cawangan - maklumlah ada pertandingan sengit kali ini.

 
At 11:58 AM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

Scribe,

Yang Busuk Hati
(siapa kata saya tak gumbira?)

Ya Allah!
tiada jalan lainkah
nak dimulakan cerita?

Masyaallah!
Disamakan abdullah dengan anwar?
makanan anjing atau sapertinya?

Subhanallah!
Main teka-teka
main bisik-bisik
main pandang-pandang
eh-eh pandai bikin cerita

yang tenggelam punca?
bertanyalah kepada dia kita
allahu akbar

(scribe, can you ask
tun che det kita
apa bunga bahasa camdek?)

alhamdulillah
wa la hawla wa la quwata
illa billahil-azizul-karim

terimakasih pak kadir
terima kasih banyak-banyak

wassalam

 
At 12:30 PM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

Sdr Ruhanie,

Matter Dan Anti-Matter
(menunggu mesen habis repair)

(Is it wonderful - all these chaos)
ada dan tiada hidup dan mati
kekal dan fana sekeliling
tiada atas tiada bawah
tiada wajah tiada tabir

namun nampak sungguh
indah teratur

hanya rasa

hanya aku dan engkau
dan jawapan-jawapan cacat
menangkis murka
menggemis cinta

di dalam segala kebinggungan ini
hanya wajah mu kekal memberi erti
wahai kekasih
(ihdinassiratholmustaqim)

 
At 7:44 PM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

Scribe,

interesting report: 4% growth
(according to zeti, 5%! said najib, and there is no problem said amirsham?)

Analysts warn of investment slump
By Xin Zhiming (China Daily)
Updated: 2008-10-15 10:54

As the Chinese economy slows, its fixed-asset investment has also weakened, and analysts said it may not pick up in the near term despite the potentially favorable fiscal policies the country has vowed to adopt.

The ongoing global financial turmoil will dampen China's export-related fixed-asset investment, analysts said..

Nominal fixed-asset investment growth in urban areas was 27.4 percent year-on-year in the January-August period, up from 26.7 percent in the same period last year. But deducting the factor of the rapidly rising producer price index (PPI), which gauges ex-factory prices, real growth in fixed-asset investment has slumped.

PPI rose 10.1 percent, an all-time high, in August, meaning the real rate of fixed-asset investment growth could be around 15 percent, analysts said. In August 2007, however, the country's PPI rose by only 2.6 percent.

The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) forecast in a book published on Sunday that the country's nominal overall fixed-asset investment growth could be 24 percent for the whole of this year, or about 15 percent in real terms. Last year, real growth exceeded 20 percent.

Moreover, analysts said the slowdown in the global and Chinese economies, coupled with falling prices, may have made people anticipate a "deflationary" cycle.

Many analysts have expressed concern that economic growth could fall below 8 percent next year and the situation may worsen in 2010. And they are now forecasting that inflationary growth may further weaken to about 4 percent by the year's end and it could fall further next year if the current economic growth trend continues.

The "dual fall" in both economic growth and prices may mean the advent of a deflationary cycle, said Dong Xian'an, a macroeconomic analyst with China Southwest Securities.

"If people have the general view that the Chinese economy will continue to slow, it will be difficult to attract investment," Dong said.

The nation's top leadership has become well aware of the situation, with the recently concluded 3rd Plenary Session of the 17th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China pledging to stimulate domestic demand and give more support to tap rural economic potential.

"But it is not an easy job to boost domestic demand in the short term," said Chen Xingdong, chief economist of BNP Paribas Peregrine Securities in Beijing. "Therefore, China still needs to rely heavily on fixed-asset investment to maintain stable economic growth."

Increased rural investment would help shore up the country's investment drive. Given the supportive tone of the CPC Central Committee meeting, the government is expected to raise fiscal investment in both urban and rural areas.

"But I'm not sure how long it would take for this well-meaning policy to be fully implemented," Dong said.

Even if the government would like to pump more capital into big construction projects, it may not be financially capable of doing so.

"As economic growth weakens, the fiscal income of local governments, which rely heavily on the real estate sector, will decrease substantially next year," Chen said.

and

15-10-2008:- Some Gulf syariah banks at peril, says CIMB Islamic

SINGAPORE: Some Gulf Islamic banks could fail as frozen credit markets and slumping property prices take a toll, but government aid should save the industry from a prolonged slowdown, a leading syariah lender said yesterday.

Islamic banks have hardly felt the chill of the credit crisis so far. But some industry experts warn that the US$1 trillion (RM3.5 trillion) industry will not be spared from the fallout as prices of commodities, property and oil slide. All are core drivers of the Islamic financing sector.

Syariah lenders in the Gulf, unlike their peers in Asia, would be harder hit by the credit rout due to their greater direct exposure to the property market, said Badlisyah Abdul Ghani, chief executive of CIMB Islamic Bank.

“The sovereign-backed Islamic banks are very safe and they will be supported by the sovereign if they have problems in liquidity,” Badlisyah told the Reuters Wealth Management Summit in Singapore.

“But for privately owned banks, they would feel some difficulty. Whether or not they’re going to fail is anybody’s guess but the expectation is that some will.”

Sales of syariah bonds, or sukuk, would also be hit, with global new issuance this year seen easing from over US$20 billion in 2007, Badlisyah said.

“You’d probably be lucky to close the year with US$16-$17 billion,” he said, referring to new sukuk issuance in 2008. CIMB Islamic is the world’s top arranger of syariah bonds. — Reuters

nota:

you do not want to read a horror story, Scribe


indigo

 
At 12:32 PM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

Scribe,

Dengan izin.

Isyarat Warna
(lampu kuning makna apa)

October 16, 2008 22:35 PM
Conference Of Rulers Issues Special Statement

KUALA TERENGGANU, Oct 16 (Bernama) -- The 215th meeting of the Conference of Rulers, held at the Istana Maziah here, issued a special press statement on several matters enshrined in the Federal Constitution.

Following is the press statement in full issued by the Keeper of the Rulers' Seal, Engku Tan Sri Ibrahim Engku Ngah.

"Press Statement issued by the Keeper of the Rulers' Seal on the role of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and the Malay Rulers regarding the special privileges, position, eminence or greatness of the Malay Rulers, Islam, Malay as the national language, the special position of the Malays, and genuine interests of the other communities in accordance with the Federal Constitution.

"The Malay Rulers who attended the meeting of the Conference of Rulers conferred on the issuing of this special joint press statement Thursday.

"The Malay Rulers hold the constitutional role to safeguard the special privileges, position, eminence and greatness of the Malay Rulers, safeguard Islam, Malay as the National Language, and the genuine interests of the other communities in Malaysia.

"The actions of certain quarters in disputing and questioning these matters, which formed the primary basis for the formation of Malaysia and are enshrined in the Federal Constitution, had caused provocation and uneasiness among the people.

In retaliation, several quarters particularly Malay leaders whether in the government or non-governmental organisations as well as individuals had expressed their dissatisfaction and anger against those who had made the statements and reports and organised the forums.

"Among the reasons identified for these to have occurred is the cursory knowledge of those concerned regarding the historical background as to why these provisions were enshrined in the Federal Constitution and the influence of their attempts to implicate the principles of impartiality and justice without regard for the historical background and social condition of this country. Narrow political interests are also a cause.

"Unless this phenomenon is arrested immediately, it can lead to disunity and racial strife that can undermine the peace and harmony which has all this while brought progress, development and success to the nation.

"As such, it is necessary for the Conference of Rulers to emphasise and remind all quarters of these constitutional provisions besides giving emphasis to the assurance of safeguarding the genuine rights of other communities.

It has to be emphasised that each provision in the Federal Constitution has undergone the process of discussion, consideration, consultancy, sacrifice and compromise of the highest degree for what has been championed, discussed, considered, benefited from as well as agreed to by all quarters concerned, until the realisation of the provisions in the Federal Constitution which are known as the Social Contract.

It is not proper to dispute and question this Social Contract and more so to subject it to a review or change because it is the primary basis of the formation of Malaysia.

Therefore, it is appropriate for the Malay Rulers to remind that there should never be any attempt ever to test and challenge issues related to the Social Contract.

"Truly, the leaders of the pre-independence era were insightful -- far-sighted. They brought along with them the Malay Rulers for the negotiations to claim independence. The Institution of the Rulers was retained and legally enshrined in the constitution of an independent Malaysia.

The Institution of the Rulers was accorded eminence, was positioned at the apex of Government, as the head of the country and the states, as a protective umbrella, ensuring impartiality among the citizens.

The Institution of Rulers takes on the role of being a check-and-balance factor to untangle complications, if any.

"The Conference of Rulers also calls on the Malays to be united to safeguard the privileges, position, eminence and greatness of the Malay Rulers, safeguard Islam, Malay as the national language, and the genuine interests of the other communities in Malaysia as enshrined in the Federal Constitution. It has to be emphasised that this agenda is more important and foremost than political or factional interests.

"Non-Malays should not harbour any apprehension or worry over their genuine rights because these rights are guaranteed under the Federal Constitution and provisions of the state constitutions of Malaysia contained in Article 153 of the Federal Constitution.

"It is hoped that with this emphasis, all confusion among the people regarding these matters can be contained and an atmosphere of peace, harmony and mutual respect can continue to exist among the people for the maintenance of order in the country."

The Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin, attended the meeting Thursday. His Majesty was accompanied by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

The two-day meeting, which ended Thursday, was chaired by the Sultan of Kedah, Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah.

All the Rulers and Yang Dipertuas Negeri attended the meeting except the Rulers of Pahang, Johor, Terengganu, Perlis and Negeri Sembilan.

The Sultan of Pahang was represented by the Regent of Pahang, Tengku Mahkota Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah; the Sultan of Johor by the Tunku Mahkota of Johor, Tunku Ibrahim Ismail Sultan Iskandar; the Sultan of Terengganu by the President of the Regency Advisory Council Raja Tengku Sri Panglima Raja Tengku Baderulzaman Sultan Mahmud.

The Yang Dipertuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan by the Regent of Negeri Sembilan, Tunku Naquiyuddin Ibni Tuanku Jaafar; and the Raja of Perlis by the Raja Muda of Perlis, Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Jamalullail.

Also present were the menteris besar and chief ministers except the Sarawak chief minister who was represented by State Planning and Resource Management Minister II Datuk Seri Awang Tengah Ali Hasan.

The Keeper of the Rulers' Seal, Engku Tan Sri Ibrahim Engku Ngah, said matters related to defence, security, the national economy, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong scholarships, and proposals on the appointment of the Chief Justice, President of the Court of Appeal and Chief Judge of Malaya were discussed at the meeting.
-- BERNAMA

Nota:

Kalau dalam bahasa warna isyarat ala National Security Threat -(whatever)- Amerika Syarikat, do you think umur YABhg Tun Dr Mahathir masih panjang lagi?

Apakah a bad buy and an even worse management of a diffult company MV Agusta in a very challenging, competitive industry a harder task or is it the good managing of the Sovereign Wealth Funds in a modern economy, Scribe?

Mohon diperpanjangkan pertanyaan saya in kepada YABhg Tun Dr. Mahathir.

Terima Kasih.

ps Siapa SeLepas Tun Mahathir?
(matters related to defence, security, the national economy, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong scholarships: oleh sebab saya kurang pintar saya pilih yang susah supaya senang kerja kalau diizinkan allah maha pemurah lagi maha penyayang)

 
At 8:05 AM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

Scribe,

Peninsular Malays And Testy Humbugs
(lagu lunggek lugu wong)

Can most politely we ask our goodfellow Sdr Thegreatteadrinkerdownsouth if it is of any relevance to his inquiry the question of ever a catholic entertaining a thought of being prime minister of great britain; and quite aside but not too far across, the rhetorics of clever singaporean journalists and intelligent writers commenting on topics and subjects that are considered the horrid near impossibility trivials? I am embarassed and would be more so if that would be any wogs game of an old chink evinced as old blair nearly did. My little pinky would be too hurt by it all. I would not allow it at all, my dear Scribe - really.

Alas, the eccentricities of englishmen and mad dogs are but the her majesty the queen's royal cup of tea. Regretably, we are one thank you too short for Sdr Teadrinker for his excellent posturing of a sensitive malay matter: testicular fortitude and rather unbashedly unamerican, indeed. Though that would be a sugar cube too sweet to stir while remembering an old sultan is just but a cold old english sir a twist of a lemon to flavor it all, I must say. Well, we should keep to mind that slaves will be slaves and westernised masters are but emaciated men in the hands of their emancipated little women heading south.

Even so, it is humungously nice to know and see that Sdr Teadrinker is up to jolly old it and even a greater pleasure to know what Teadrinker is really splendidly up to serving his cuppa. Americans prefer their coffee black, if we are to understand the norm there. The smell of it all nonplus, kenyan and arabica.

Marvelous fellow indeed is our Sdr Thegreatteadrinkerdownsouth, don't you think, Scribe. Horribly wonderful cup of tea, Sdr Thegreatteadrinkerdownsouth - well done!

There, there and hear, hear - my wootsie must not show tootsie. Thus, I must cease and decease. We musn't further add to this scottish nuasea. The singaporean would not have any of it and they would be right - regretable so but we do live in this small little world unalone.

Terima Kasih.

 
At 7:40 AM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

Scribe,

Meneguk Di Air Keruh
(berpecah kita roboh)

Tidak perlulah Abdullah memeningkan kepala memikirkan siapa yang akan bertanding atau tidak bertanding dan siapa akan menang dan kalah.

Apakah itu yang memeningkan kepala Abdullah?

As this posting of yours is a continuation of your “Perihal Muhyiddin Lebih Layak Dan Dr M "Pengarah Pemilihan" Umno”, I read and reread Che Det's PEMILIHAN UMNO.
I had to be fair to myself.

Here is my thought after going through Che Det's UMNO ELECTIONS: Mahathir has grown so sure of himself and of his complete innocence of any wrongdoings while many other UMNO members are betrayers - black hearted dark souls - having their dirty hands deep in the tills and heavy in the purse of the nation. Abdullah was right to act only that was most unfortunate that his reaction was ruled by anger rather than with wisdom. Subhanallah. Nonetheless, a great damage has been done by both parties much to the detriment of UMNO if not to the Malays in general. It is all so very sad that this should happen in a time when economic turmoil blows strong in the air. I do hope it will not turn into a full blown Malaysian tragedy.

On this very matter, someone said to me that it will work against Tun himself. Now, after having thought it over and over very carefully, I do believe it will and not only against Tun Mahathir. La haula wa quwata illah billah.

Maka maafkan saya seribu kemaafan, Scribe, kerana bertanya tetapi apakah UMNO 'is living in a vacuum'? Dan mohon diperpanjangkan komen saya ini kepada dia yang sangat dihormati YABhg Tun Dr Mahathir.

Terima Kasih.

 
At 7:10 PM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

Scribe,

Tegur-Menegur, Sindir-Menyindir
(jangan tuduh-menuduh tanpa bukti)

Alhamdulillah.


Tegur-menegur:

Tegur kepimpinan perkara biasa - Tun Mahathir
BANGI 21 Okt. - Bekas Perdana Menteri, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad menyifatkan langkah pihak di luar UMNO menegur kepimpinan parti itu 'adalah satu perkara biasa yang dibuat semata-mata demi perpaduan dalam UMNO.'

Beliau berkata, bukan dirinya seorang sahaja yang membuat teguran seumpama itu, sebaliknya ramai lagi orang yang berada di luar parti itu melakukan perkara yang sama.

"Banyak orang luar daripada parti UMNO yang membuat teguran dan bukan saya semata-mata," katanya kepada pemberita selepas menjadi ahli panel Forum Perpaduan bertajuk 'Perpaduan Menjelang Abad 2020' anjuran Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) di sini malam ini.

Dr. Mahathir diminta mengulas kenyataan Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi yang membidas beliau kerana mencampuri urusan pemilihan dalam parti UMNO pada Mac depan.

Beliau yang pernah memimpin UMNO selama 23 tahun berkata, semasa zamannya sebagai Perdana Menteri dahulu beliau juga menerima teguran daripada individu-individu yang bukan berada dalam UMNO.

"Semasa zaman saya (menjadi Perdana Menteri) dahulu, Almarhum Tunku Abdul Rahman pernah membuat teguran terhadap diri saya," ujarnya.

Bagaimanapun, kata beliau, teguran yang diterimanya tidak dibantah dan beliau menerimanya dengan fikiran terbuka.

Menurut Dr. Mahathir, dalam sebuah negara yang mengamalkan amalan demokrasi, tegur-menegur bukanlah sesuatu yang luar biasa.


Sindir-menyindir:

Rais saran pemilihan secara 'tender'
PUTRAJAYA 21 Okt. - Muak dengan gejala politik wang yang didakwa berlaku semasa pemilihan UMNO bahagian, Ahli Majlis Tertinggi (MT), Datuk Seri Dr. Rais Yatim menyarankan agar semua jawatan tertinggi parti itu dipertandingkan secara 'tender'.

Menteri Luar itu berkata, wang yang digunakan untuk mendapatkan jawatan tertinggi parti itu kelak boleh digunakan oleh parti untuk apa jua tujuan yang difikirkan perlu.

Tegasnya, idea itu juga mungkin sesuai memandangkan politik wang telah menjadi budaya dalam UMNO sejak sekian lama.

''Saya kira (jika) mereka nak menyumbang, adalah lebih baik UMNO mengadakan sistem tender iaitu siapa yang menyumbang lebih tinggi, dia jadi ketua dan UMNO akan ambil duitnya itu.

''Siapa yang banyak duit, bolehlah mengemukakan tawaran. (Kelak nanti) kita dalam UMNO akan jadi bahan ketawa masyarakat umum," katanya.

Beliau berkata demikian pada sidang akhbar selepas menghadiri majlis makan tengah hari bersama wakil-wakil kedutaan dari benua Amerika di sini hari ini.

Menurut Rais, kesukaran UMNO menyelesaikan isu politik wang banyak dikekang ketiadaan bukti yang kukuh bagi menghukum mereka yang terlibat.

Katanya, perlakuan orang yang memberi rasuah cukup sukar dibuktikan kerana pihak-pihak itu memainkan peranan yang cukup licik dan licin.

''Mereka buat semasa orang 'tidur' atau masa orang tak sedar, jadi tidak dapatlah tindakan diambil kerana buktinya tidak ada," katanya.

Sehubungan itu, beliau akan mengambil kesempatan melalui mesyuarat Majlis Tertinggi (MT) untuk membahaskan pemulihan UMNO dan penerapan nilai-nilai positif yang diperlukan.

''Banyak orang apabila berdepan dengan pemimpin tinggi segan nak mengemukakan pandangan sehingga bila pulang, dia merana.

''Jadi, sekarang kita lebih suka mengemukakan pandangan secara berdepan. Jadi, kita tidak ada dituduh tikam belakang atau bercakap di belakang," katanya.


Nota:

Benar, pak!
Dan makanya, orang UMNO tidak berhak menjadi pemimpin baik perdana menteri mahupun ketua kampung jauh sekali menjadi imam. Tak begitu?

Eloklah pilih mereka dari parti lain calun menteri. Dan sungguh baik setiakawan mereka parti komponen BN kerana masih mahu berkawan dengan mereka yang 'kotor'.

(Terima Kasih YABhg Tun Dr Mahathir - cuma di sini, pak, elok saya perjelaskan saya pilih orang yang tidak digemari anda tetapi saya tidak mengambil sogokan apa-apa dari siapa pun; malah, upah kerja pun tidak dibayar - saya kerja suka-suka aje. Namun, pak, kenapa politik wang bukan rasuah?)

Aside: why did the UN gave the ancient temple site to Cambodia?


Terima Kasih.

 
At 1:51 AM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

(dgn izin)

Menyanyi kerana gembira
Menyanyi kerana sedih
Menyanyi kerana rindu
Aduh siapa dapat membaca...
Hatiku saat ini
...


mark of zorro j-bond said...


(scribe)

No Title La
(sheeehsh - tak payah tegur-tegur)

"My Nostalgia and the Social
Contract" and Snippets - Comments
:

3. Clearly the quality of these carping commentors leaves much to be desired.



(nota:

commenting incognito
with a hythm
and a voice
mnasir-ish)

Menyanyi kerana gembira
Menyanyi kerana sedih
Menyanyi kerana rindu
Aduh siapa dapat membaca...
Hatiku saat ini

Menari kerana melayan
Menari kerana sunyi
Menari kerana kasih
Ada di depan masih juga tak mengerti

*Gerangan apa buat ku kemari
Dalam temasya ku memencil diri
Darilah jauh asyik memandangnya
Sekalipun dia masih tak perasan...ku disini
Oh.....
Lagu jiwa
Bukan lagu mengadu nasibku
Lagu cinta
Bukan lagu meratap hidupku

Hanya nak menyatakan
Tuah dan untung badan
Diuji hebat cinta sehebat begini...hebat begini…



(kalau red84
walter mitty-ish?
game on - tun!
you ain't seen nothing yet
a senior minister?)

(terima kasih)


Menari kerana melayan
Menari kerana sunyi
Menari kerana kasih
Ada di depan masih juga tak mengerti...

 
At 4:34 AM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

Scribe,

Try Doing A Rose
(opening a coke bottle with love)

You are so charming, Sribe - good health to you! amiin.

I am aghast to the my last exclaimation mark to infere that there should be such matter as
6. Is it Kamaluddin Abdullah and/or Scomi, Khairy Jamaluddin or a member of the Perlis royal household as was widely rumored? If they are not involved, clear their names;

7. Do we wait for an Altantuya-type trial before the identity of a commission agent is made public?;
after all these times I would have it that you had it all cleared with both AGs with this seductive and errorneous errectilous e-bola! infectous info.

What ever the case will be, and maybe as sister mary spaketh, whenever they - anyone or anybody that really matters should want to do a cut-up of che det kita, he will be found very very clean. The mamaks and the malabaris will gladly testified to that. Alhamdulillah.

On the small matter of a pendekar and a house, i wounder how the revised figures could justify his ruling.

I wonder who got who by the balls, Scribe. Who shall sit in the Majlis Presiden, Scribe, what with all your sources. Would Anwar be missed? is a bonus nobrainner.

Terima Kasih


ps. imagine where he got all the facts, figures and bluff and imagine the scribe putting his hands into a bag that is wriggling alive! Wonder if syed hamid pekak - no he is not deaf - is up to it.
You are charming and so is that singing nib of yours and Pete got his habeas corpus. Alhamdulillah

 
At 10:27 AM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

Kuda Kepang,

Kuda Kepang & Mika Angle-0
(as he brushes his ride)

Hai si-kuda gagah,
Apa bicara cerita yang kamu
tagih untuk dicerita oleh
anak cucu cicit kamu dan kita?

Hai si-kepang
Ceritatah terang terang siapa
geranan wahyu makhluk ghaib
...atau tiada terbukti kalau
meskinya bukti sipembohong! na'uzubillah min zaalik.

keldai dan bagahal mana
mereka itu menghukum menghalal
Hantu mahu dibunuh?
Apa salahnya jangan ditanya

Wahai si-kuda perkasa!
Fikiran apa ini?
Mau berjuang berprinsip-prinsip
ngomel-ngomel siapa itu
ke mana lari kata-kata
pantas

hai kuda kepang,
anda tiada cinta
orang tua-tua melayu
saperti aku tiada kenal
diri mereka tiada
kenal tuhannya


Kepada Allah Berserah

 
At 8:31 AM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

Scribe,

Langit Dan Bumi
(tuah itu letak di badan)

saya dengar cerita satu orang tua
di pulau tuba dan saya baca cerita
cerita anda - tanah ini bertuah
orang tuanya - alhamdulillah

namun cerita antara dua darjat
adalah cerita senator dan
tukang kipasnya seolah-olah
lagak presiden dan wanita nya
wang upahan dan sogok kastanya.

cerita rakyat dan raja adakalanya
indah seronok dan ada sedih
tiada terleih masin terkurang
manis suara menyeruh kelohan kasih

cerita orang tua-tua merentasi zaman - si-jaguh kenal kecundang
sesemerbak dara singgah kata orang
tua tuba itu.

orang tua itu kenal agama nya

 
At 8:34 AM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

Wahai Kuda Kepang,

Apa pendirian perkasa?
The Old Man and The Sea
adalah cerita
musa alaihissalam
manakala cerita kita
cerita bangsa malaysia
mas coteh sembunyi diri

tuba itu daun
tuba itu orang baik-baik

apa pendirian perkasa


Kepada Allah Berserah

 
At 7:51 AM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

NOVEMBER 13, 2008 Obama Team Sheds Light on New Administration
By LAURA MECKLER and JONATHAN WEISMAN
WASHINGTON -- President-elect Barack Obama's first extensive roster of transition advisers sheds light on the types of people his administration will lean on and what institutions may claim clout in the new Washington.

The Obama transition team released the names of 13 people on Wednesday who will direct a top-to-bottom review of federal agencies and another six who will lead teams that will review Treasury, State and Defense department policy, budget and personnel issues.

The group is filled with second-tier veterans of the Clinton administration and workers in the technology and financial sectors. It includes four former lobbyists, three top campaign fund-raisers and two former employees of troubled mortgage giant Fannie Mae, with some overlap among them. Four people in the group have ties to the consultant McKinsey & Co. and two have experience leading high-tech start-ups.

The teams will also gather information needed to help the new administration win Senate confirmation for its appointees and begin implementing policy initiatives after Mr. Obama is sworn in Jan. 20. The names of the team leaders for other federal agencies are expected to be released by week's end.

Sen. Obama has pledged to curtail the influence of lobbyists in his administration. The 19 people named Wednesday include four who have been registered lobbyists and two others who have worked in the lobbying business as recently as this year. The appointments don't appear to violate Mr. Obama's rules barring people who have lobbied in the past year from working on those issues during the transition.

Mr. Obama's transition advisers include Tom Donilon, a top lobbyist for Fannie Mae, the government-sponsored mortgage giant that helped precipitate the current financial crisis. Mr. Donilon will co-lead a team reviewing the State Department.
Co-leading the State Department audit will be Wendy Sherman, a principal of Albright Group, a firm founded by former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. Ms Sherman headed Fannie Mae's charitable foundation between 1996 and 1997. She also serves on the new congressional commission on curtailing the threat of weapons of mass destruction. Both Mr. Donilon and Ms. Sherman worked for the State Department during the Clinton administration.
Three team members helped with fund raising for the Obama campaign as "bundlers" of donations from others. Don Gips, a co-chairman of the agency-review team, is an executive at Level 3 Communications and former policy adviser to Vice President Al Gore. Mr. Gips raised more than $500,000 for the campaign.

The Treasury review will be led by Josh Gotbaum, a Clinton administration veteran and long-time investment banker at Lazard Freres, and by Michael Warren, the chief operating officer of Stonebridge International LLC, a Washington lobbying and consulting firm. There is some connection between Stonebridge's work, which includes advising multinational companies looking to work in the U.S., and Treasury, which is the lead agency in reviewing the multinational acquisitions of U.S. companies for potential national-security issues.

Write to Laura Meckler at laura.meckler@wsj.com
and Jonathan Weisman at jonathan.weisman@wsj.com




Emerging economies' risks highlighted by downgrades
By David Oakley

Published: November 11 2008 02:00 | Last updated: November 11 2008 02:00

Fears about the outlook for emerging markets were heightened yesterday when four countries had their credit ratings downgraded because of the threat of global recession and the drying up of capital flows.

The downgrades of Bulgaria, Hungary, Kazakhstan and Romania illustrated the continuing dangers facing these economies, Fitch Ratings said.

The agency also revised from stable to negative the long-term foreign currency ratings of South Korea, Mexico, Russia and South Africa because of fears over the "profound deterioration" in the global outlook and the continuing difficulties in raising money in the capital markets. Chile and Malaysia had their ratings revised down from positive to stable.

David Riley, head of Fitch's global sovereign ratings group, said: "The profound deterioration in the global economic and financial outlook poses significant threats to the emerging markets. The developed economies are heading for the biggest slowdown in 25 years and this will have a big impact on trade with emerging markets.

"Capital and financial flows to the emerging markets are going to be restricted and more expensive, with those countries with high current account deficits and large external funding needs most exposed."

Emerging markets have seen some signs of recovery since moves by the International Monetary Fund, World Bank, European Central Bank and the US Federal Reserve.

The IMF, World Bank and ECB jointly offered Hungary €25bn ($32bn) in loans. Ukraine and Iceland are also being helped by the IMF, while the Fed offered four so-called strategic economies - Brazil, Mexico, Singapore and South Korea - $30bn each in swap lines to boost liquidity in their markets.

Since October 27, the main benchmark of emerging market equities, the MSCI index, has risen more than 100 points to about 560. It peaked above 1,000 in July.

Bond yield spreads between emerging market countries and US Treasuries have narrowed sharply since then.

The Embi+ index has fallen to about 600 basis points over US government paper from 904bp on October 24. The MSCI was buoyed yesterday by China's $586bn fiscal stimulus package, although weaker emerging market currencies, such as the Romanian leu, the Hungarian forint and the South Korean won, fell against the dollar after the Fitch report.

The ratings agency stressed that the eastern European economies were most exposed to the current crisis because of large current account deficits and external financing needs.

Bulgaria and Ukraine have current account deficits of about 25 per cent, while the Baltic economies of Latvia and Lithuania have deficits of about 15 per cent.

Romania was the biggest casualty as its credit rating was cut two notches to junk status.

This could have serious implications as many investors, such as pension funds, are only allowed to buy investment grade securities.

The country was downgraded from BBB to BB plus with negative outlook. Bulgaria and Kazakhstan were downgraded one notch to BBB minus while Hungary was downgraded one notch to BBB.
(Copyright The Financial Times Limited 2008)


NOVEMBER 13, 2008 Bailout's Next Phase: Consumers
By DEBORAH SOLOMON

WASHINGTON -- Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson officially abandoned his original plan to buy troubled assets from financial institutions. While the government will continue to invest in those firms, he said, it would also now focus on the nation's struggling consumers.

Reuters
Secretary Henry Paulson said the Treasury will seek ways to help strapped consumers. The government balked at rescuing car makers, while a GE unit sought U.S. debt guarantees.

In detailing the next phase of Treasury's $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program, Mr. Paulson indicated the government would continue flooding financial institutions with cash, but would also try to increase the availability of student loans, auto loans and credit cards. He said he's also examining ways to help prevent foreclosures.

The market supporting consumer finance "is currently in distress, costs of funding have skyrocketed and new issue activity has come to a halt," Mr. Paulson said in remarks at the Treasury Department Wednesday.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 411.30 Wednesday, or 4.7%, to close at 8282.66 -- a sign that some investors, too, are worried about the perilous state of the economy. But investors attributed some of the decline to Treasury's switch, as the bailout's widening focus underscores the depth of the economy's problems as well as new strains on the government's rescue net.

"This is changing the rules in the middle of the game," said Art Hogan, chief market strategist at Jefferies & Co. "It's really thrown the market into a tizzy."

Mr. Paulson's move signals a new, albeit awkward second phase for Treasury's rescue plan just weeks before a new administration is seated. While Mr. Paulson is designing new programs, they will take weeks and hundreds of billions of dollars to implement. Of the $350 billion made available by the government thus far, Treasury has just $60 billion left in its TARP fund. It may face a hostile reception by lawmakers if it tries to tap the second half of its promised $700 billion.

Congress is unhappy that Treasury isn't forcing banks to make loans with funds they receive from the government. Another sore spot is that Mr. Paulson has resisted pressure to extend the bailout to Detroit's struggling auto makers. The dissonance has sparked a debate over how exactly the fund should be used: to shore up the financial system alone or also the pillars of the broader economy?

House Financial Services Chairman Barney Frank (D., Mass.) said Wednesday he was disappointed Mr. Paulson was scrapping the asset-purchase plan. "I think he's wrong not to use it that way," Mr. Frank said.

Mr. Paulson acknowledged that Treasury hasn't figured out how to satisfy Congress's request that it use TARP to help distressed homeowners avoid foreclosure. Treasury initially planned to use its leverage -- once it became the owner of residential loans and mortgage-backed securities -- to encourage lenders to help troubled homeowners. Now that Treasury won't be buying those assets, it needs an alternative plan.

"Using some of the TARP money to reduce foreclosures was not only contemplated in it, it was one of our major focal points," Mr. Frank said. It's unclear just what, if anything, the Bush administration will be able to do to help stem the tide of foreclosures.

In an interview, Mr. Paulson said that "there's an obligation to use [the funds] in a way to get the most powerful effect and to meet the needs that we foresee."

The market for consumer loans is incredibly tight as banks and other finance companies have virtually no success in selling those loans to other investors. The market for selling such loans -- by packaging, or securitizing, them into bonds -- had just one $500 million deal for all of October, according to Barclays Capital. A year earlier there were $50.7 billion worth of such deals, according to market-research firm Dealogic.

(Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson acknowledged that Treasury hasn't figured out how to satisfy Congress's request that it use Troubled Asset Relief Program money to help struggling homeowners avoid foreclosure.)

Treasury is growing concerned about consumer access to credit, which has come under pressure amid the recent financial turmoil. Consumer spending is a key component of economic growth, yet access to credit -- for cars, homes, and various installment loans -- has all but dried up.
Mr. Paulson said he had set no timeline for going to Congress to request the second TARP installment. He also indicated he would move cautiously before establishing any new programs ahead of President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration.

"I'm not looking to make anything more difficult by implementing programs that don't need to be implemented before they're here," Mr. Paulson said.

He suggested Treasury may keep its remaining $60 billion on the sidelines for emergencies. Earlier this week, Treasury had to use $40 billion to help stabilize giant insurer American International Group Inc.

"There are no easy answers," said Mr. Paulson during his Wednesday remarks. He said he was considering a foreclosure-mitigation plan floated by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. but noted it was problematic because it would require Treasury to spend money, rather than invest it, which Mr. Paulson said was a requirement.

With focus now shifting to consumers, Mr. Paulson said Treasury and the Federal Reserve are working to develop a lending facility that would encourage investors to buy securities backed by credit cards, auto loans or even mortgages. Details are still being worked out. Mr. Paulson said TARP would likely make an investment in the facility and the Fed would provide liquidity.
There are several possible models for a new program, including a commercial-paper lending program created by the Federal Reserve last month. The Fed could also help private firms by lending them money to acquire assets, a model already used to prop up the money-market mutual fund industry. Mr. Paulson said the loans would likely be nonrecourse, meaning investors wouldn't have to pay the Fed back if the underlying borrower defaults.
A Fed spokeswoman said the "structure and the parameters" of the new program Mr. Paulson described are "under discussion and development."

Mr. Paulson said he dropped the plan to buy assets because market conditions changed and also because it was no longer the most effective way to restart the credit markets. Instead, he plans to expand Treasury's program to take equity stakes to other kinds of institutions, such as financial firms that aren't banks.

Any new program would likely require companies to raise a matching amount of private capital in order to qualify for government assistance, Mr. Paulson said. Such an expansion would not begin until after Treasury finishes its capital purchase program.
Mr. Paulson said he would continue to resist efforts to force banks to lend the money they receive from Treasury.

"No one wants to push anyone to make a loan they don't want to make," he said, adding that "creating confidence in the banks and having the banks be well-capitalized is the most important thing you can do."

He pointed to a move Wednesday by regulators, who prodded 8,500 federally insured banks and thrifts on Wednesday to step up their lending to creditworthy borrowers and warned against using federal money to boost dividends or executive pay. Still, the government statement stopped short of demanding that banks extend more credit.

Mr. Paulson remains steadfastly against offering assistance to auto makers. He said the car industry is important to the economy but that TARP isn't the proper vehicle to help those companies. The intent of TARP, he said, is to deal with financial institutions.

—Jon Hilsenrath, Peter A. McKay and Michael Crittenden contributed to this article.
Write to Deborah Solomon at deborah.solomon@wsj.com

 
At 5:09 AM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

Valley Inteless-thing
(what the arabs think of profit)

Oil Susidy - is for the world
they are stealing the wealth
of a nation not in a whirl
of the storm the caravan felt
the camels melt in the sand
while the bedu his wrap unfurl
marvel the work of his lord
in forms and shapes unknown
subhanallah
subhanallah
subhanallah

the things he read
Malaysia stops paying out petrol subsidies

Reuters - Wednesday, November 19Bu Niluksi Koswanage

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KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 18 - Malaysia has stopped having to subsidise domestic petrol prices since the start of November as global oil markets weakened further, and has instead collected taxes on sales, a minister said on Tuesday.

The government on Monday cut petrol and diesel prices for the fifth time since they were hiked in June, to 2 ringgit a litre for petrol as it seeks to bring down inflation from near-27 year highs and cope with a slowing economy.

Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi's government has been slashing prices of essential goods to calm public anger and counter a resurgent opposition still bent on toppling his government.

"Glad tidings for consumers," the pro-government New Straits Times said in a front-paged story on Tuesday, referring to the latest cuts in fuel and rice prices.

Domestic Trade Minister Shahrir Samad was quoted by the Malaysian Insider as saying the government was no longer subsidising petrol at the pumps once global fuel prices fell below $65 a barrel.

The crude oil price on Tuesday hovered above $55 a barrel, near its weakest in 22 months as slowing global economies undermine demand.

"Even if prices return to 1.92 ringgit, we will still have a bit of a surplus," Shahrir said, referring to the level the petrol price was initially at before the government hiked it to a peak of 2.70 ringgit in June to trim subsidies and rein in a ballooning budget deficit.

Shahrir said subsidies for diesel and natural gas remained in place.

He said the government could save up to 10 billion ringgit in fuel subsidies in 2009 if crude oil stayed below $60 a barrel.

Earlier this month, Finance Minister Najib Razak, who will become prime minister in March, shifted almost $2 billion in spending to infrastructure and tax cuts from the savings made in fuel subsidies.

But some transport costs might still rise despite falling fuel prices, with the government saying it might allow express bus firms to raise fares next year because of higher operating costs due to tyre and other prices.

"The demand made by express bus operators to increase the fare is just not because of the fuel price increase but the rising operating costs like for batteries, tyres and insurance," Entrepreneur Minister Noh Omar said on Tuesday.

"We take all these factors into consideration and there's a big possibility that the bus fare will go up next year despite the drop in fuel price," the state Bernama news agency quoted him as saying.

For a factbox of state regulated fuel prices across Asia, click on [ID:nSP52535] (Additional reporting by Varsha Tickoo; Editing by Michael Urquhart)

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At 9:40 PM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

Sdr Ruhanie Ahmad,

Merenung Momok Mamak Mahathir
(maka saya biar khayalan liar berlari-larian dalam lembah haram disudut minda agar posting yang terdahulu tidak salah ditafsirkan)

Katakanlah Abdullah kali ini tidak akan melakukan 'flip-flop' dan natijahnya ada puak yang katakan keputusan yang diperolehi setelah PAU pada bulan March 2009 tidak adil kerana tidak melambangkan kemahuan aspirasi akar umbi. Apa akan terjadi?

Dan katakanlah PAU dipercepatkan dan natijah dari itu keadaan yang sama yakni tiada keadilan kerana tidak bertanggungjawab kepada citarasa akar umbi. Apa akan terjadi?

Yang konstannya keadaan ekonomi tidak menentu dan pada hemat saya Abdullah kekal berada di Kementerian Pertahanan. Belum lagi dipercambahkan lojika formula prognoktikasi ini dengan keberangkalian BABI-Hindraf.

Waduh, setakat mengatakan rasuah tapi sukar membuktikannya, budak sewel dari Jerlun pun boleh buat, dong! Bersaksikan teman-teman setianya. Siapa bisa mendatangkan wahyu tuhan bagi merongkai fitnah, wak? Anda ada nummer talian Jibril 'alaihis-salaam, wong?

Ataupun cerita sebenarnya ada yang sangat gabra dan ketakutan akibat dahsyatnya kemelesetan ekonomi dunia-nasional akibat kepincangan kewangan global akan meranapkan empayarnya seranap-ranapnya melainkan teraju kekuasaan dapat kembali jatuh ke dalam genggamannya?

Bermomok-momokanlah seluruh pelusuk dunia jembalang korupsi UMNO lahir dari busuk perut tempatan mahupun hanyir pantat asing dengan tiada jawapan jujur mahu menyelesaikan serta keupayaan menjahanam-nyahkan setan toyol itu persis kesucian kapitalisma-riba.

Wah jauh sekali visi si-mahathir ini masakan tak nampak datangnya Krisis 1997 dan sekarang boleh meramalkan kehancuran dirinya di PRU13 - lawak penuh ajaib, bung; atau hanya mahu menjahamankan UMNO(baru) kerana saperti si-keturunan kerala berkeyakinan hak parti UMNO(Baru) kepunyaannya dan sekiranya tidak diwarisi oleh siapa yang disukai wajib dihancurkan? Dan lantaklah apa yang akan terjadi kepada yang lainnya.

Saperti yang kerap dikatakan UMNO itu tidak boleh disamakan dengan orang Melayu yakni UMNO itu Melayu saperti Melayu itu Muslim, maka

Hidup Islam Hidup Melayu

Maka, buatlah apa yang anda kira patut saya usahakan apa yang perlu. (Namun apa yang boleh ahli UMNO dhaif saperti saya ini boleh usahakan - Ya Azeez!)

Terima Kasih dan Gagah Berjuang, Ron

 
At 9:39 AM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

Sdr Ruhanie Ahmad,

Pujian Buat Tuan Sheikhnya
(mengemis perkenan dan izin)

Kuda Kepang,
harus taniah berkalung syabas
ku kirimkan buat Mamak kita

Apa jolokan imbuhan
mahkota lilitan serban
muslim aj-jawi
al-malayu
al-maleysi
memanjang kata
bak karamah kuburan as-solehuun

kebijaksanaan para intelektuil dan
ilmuan Islam sebagai asas kemajuan
serta tamadun mereka

semestinya cuaca indah
di tehran kamu gembira
iskandar zulqarnain

salman al-farisi sahabat nabi,
kuda kepang, radhi-allahu an hum
bak bintang di langit.

Tahniah semuanya dan Tun Dr Mahathir.

Kuda Kepang,
Tertib dan indah kerjamu.

Amiin.


Kepada Allah Berserah

 
At 9:44 PM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

YBhg Scribe,

4 Ur I-s Only: Najib Dan Anwar
(kadam parsi jolokan manja abdullah)

Abdullah dengan tonik Hadharinya, bangsa Melayu dok jual ubat Ketuanan Melayunya, kaum Islam dok jual ubat 'kuntum khairul ummnah'nya. Tidakkah membosankan semua ini, saperti cerita si-arab dengan baitul muqqadisnya.

Kuntum khairul ummah, kuntum kahirul ummah.

Susahlah kita mahu puaskan hati Sdr Pak Hj JB Anonymous kerana menjawab sebegini mabuk-mabuk bohong,

Kat penang tu Yg Dipertuan nya org melayu, adakah org melayu kat situ merasa mereka tu tuan negeri tu?

Ya, ramai kami orang melayu di penang walaupun di pulau merasakan kami Tuan di sini, khalifah tuhan di atas bumi allah ini; tetapi lebih dasyat lagi di Akhirat nanti di Aj-Jannah bersama-sama muslim yang lain yang di dunianya dulu ada yang kaya dan ada yang miskin; yang lemah dan kuat, lelaki wanita dan kanak-kanak, zalim dan menzalimi. Semuanya kerana janji allah kami akan rahmat nya dek syahadah kami yang karut-marut.

Kuntum khairul ummah, kuntum khairul ummah

Kalau ada yang rasa sudah letih dan segan berkerak malu dengan ungkapan Ketuanan Melayu, eloklah lupakan juga konsep pra sejarah kahlifatul fil-aard itu bersama tuanul fil-ardu malayu sudah usang. Barang lelongan merepek saperti Al-Qur'an antik. Tak vogue!

Kuntum khairul ummah, kuntum khairul ummah

Kami Melayu di penang ramai kaum kerabat di tanah seberang selat, seberang sempadan bak di timur, barat, utara maupun di selatan.

Kami Melayu penang faham allah kami mewarisi alam ini kepada siapa sahaja dari makhluknya dengan kehendaknya dan tiada satu pun dari ramai makhluk-makhluknya yang boleh mengatasi kehendaknya, baik madani, hadhari maupun fundamentalist, setan, iblis, jin, malaikat, manusia maupun insan.

Orang Tua-tua kami melayu penang
selalu berpesan:
Sabar separuh dari iman;
Jihad itu harus;
Ilmu itu nyawa;
Mati itu pasti.

Dan bertanya mereka di akhir kata kerapnya -
Hang nak mampoih lagu mana?
kapiaq, munafiq atau muslim?

(Scribe, ini pak hj datang dari mana? hebat ceramah pr nya teringatkan kita kepada tuan haji dari singapura yang saya kenal dan pak haji singapura yang saya kenal dia terlalu bangga dengan marganya. Orang Temasek lain pe'el depa, Scribe)

Terima Kasih saya Sdr JB. Tang Pak Hj itu saya tak kenal ori ke tak ori. Anonymous punya ceritalah, Scribe.


Scribe,
Tang lagu tu dan bro anwar, yang ini sahaja yang bermain di kepala saya kirimkan:

Goldfinger
He's the man, the man with the Midas touch
A spider's touch
Such a cold finger
Beckons you to enter his web of sin
But don't go in

Golden words he will pour in your ear
But his lies can't disguise what you fear
For a golden girl knows when he's kissed her
It's the kiss of death ...

From Mister Goldfinger
Pretty girl, beware of his heart of gold
This heart is cold

Golden words he will pour in your ear
But his lies can't disguise what you fear
For a golden girl knows when he's kissed her
It's the kiss of death ...

From Mister Goldfinger
Pretty girl, beware of his heart of gold
This heart is cold
He loves only gold
Only gold
He loves gold
He loves only gold
Only gold
He loves gold

Dan Goldfinger membuat kita teringat cerita che det kita berjaya meletakkan Malaysia di dalam senarai negara-negara yang paling dibenci White House -syabas Mahathir!

Former Malaysian PM Urges Expansion Of Ties With Iran

TEHRAN, Dec 2 (Bernama) -- Former Malaysian prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohammad Monday has called for further expansion of ties with the Islamic Republic of Iran, Iranian news agency, IRNA, reported.

In a meeting with President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad here, Dr Mahathir and the president also discussed the ongoing economic crisis.

Referring to the two countries' joint projects and investments, Ahmadinejad said Iran-Malaysia extensive cooperation proved that leaders of the two countries are determined to further strengthen ties.

He further called for the materialisation of the joint projects signed by the two sides so far.

Ahmadinejad and Dr Mahathir also discussed Iran-Malaysia joint oil and gas projects.
-- BERNAMA

Tang billy s itu kita kenal juga kerjanya, Julius Caesar Act 3, Scene 1:

O, pardon me, thou bleeding piece of earth,
That I am meek and gentle with these butchers!
Thou art the ruins of the noblest man
That ever lived in the tide of times.
Woe to the hand that shed this costly blood!
Over thy wounds now do I prophesy,--
Which, like dumb mouths, do ope their ruby lips,
To beg the voice and utterance of my tongue--
A curse shall light upon the limbs of men;
Domestic fury and fierce civil strife
Shall cumber all the parts of Italy;
Blood and destruction shall be so in use
And dreadful objects so familiar
That mothers shall but smile when they behold
Their infants quarter'd with the hands of war;
All pity choked with custom of fell deeds:
And Caesar's spirit, ranging for revenge,
With Ate by his side come hot from hell,
Shall in these confines with a monarch's voice
Cry 'Havoc,' and let slip the dogs of war;
That this foul deed shall smell above the earth
With carrion men, groaning for burial.

Scribe,
Dalam semua pekara ini, yang peleknya si-anwar ini dengan si-lembek macam najib pun dia tak boleh memang, bercita-cita mahu jadi perdana Menteri. Dia sendiri set target, bila tembak tak kena-kena. Pelek.(dengar khabar anwar berusaha mahu berjumpa Obama - bagai si-khadam parsi dan Kisranya dan muhyiddin pagoh saling tak tumpah umpama tupai mati berangan - sama si anwar cuma tak serupa)

kuntum khairul ummah, kuntum khairul ummah
Mahathir dengan Mahanomicsnya.

Saya katakan saya merasa malu bersalut gelemiang dok pakai yang tak ori, Scribe;
Terima Kasih ma'a salaam.

Hidup Islam Hidup Melayu
Hidup Melayu Hidup Islam

 
At 2:20 PM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

Sih!

Saya gemar betul cerita-cerita Siam ini:

August 25, 2008
Thais move to seize Thaksin's assets
(PA:Press Association)

Thai prosecutors have moved to seize the assets of Thaksin Shinawatra
Times Online
Thai prosecutors have moved to seize 76 billion baht (£1.2 billion) of family assets from the disgraced former premier Thaksin Shinawatra and his family over an on-going corruption investigation.

The assets have been frozen since shortly after Mr Thaksin was ousted in 2006 coup by military leaders who acused him of widespread corruption.

Waiyawuth Lohtrakul, the deputy chief of the Attorney General's office, said today that prosecutors have filed a lawsuit asking the court to confiscate those assets and determine how much was earned through Mr Thaksin's media business and how much was the result of corruption while he was in office from 2001-2006.

"We allege the defendant wrongfully enriched himself while he was in the office," Mr Waiyawuth said.

Mr Thaksin is charged with corruption relating to Ms Potjaman’s purchase of a 772 million baht (£12.2 million) plot of land in central Bangkok in 2003. The prosecutors allege that a government agency sold the property at Mr Thaksin’s behest for one third of its market value.

Mr Thaksin is currently in England, where he fled two weeks ago to escape facing trial for fraud. His wife Potjaman, who fled with him, had already been convicted and sentenced to jail for fraud.

The Supreme Court has issued arrest warrants for Thaksin and his wife and seized 13 billion baht in bail bonds. But Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej has said he has no plans to seek their extradition, which is usually a lengthy and complicated process.

For his part, Mr Thaksin has made it clear he has no intention of returning to Thailand. "My wife and I will stay in England where democracy is more important," he said in a hand-written statement issued from his house in London soon after his arrival in the UK.

“Obvious judicial interference and double standards caused me and my family to receive no justice ... What happened to me and my family and my close relations resulted from efforts to get rid of me from politics.”


November 17, 2008
Thaksin Shinawatra divorces

(Gareth Copley/PA)
Thaksin Shinawatra and his wife Potjaman have both received jail sentences in Thai courts

Sian Powell in Thailand
Thaksin Shinawatra, the ousted prime minister of Thailand has quietly divorced his wife Potjaman, a move believed by many to be motivated by a desire to protect the billionaire tycoon's assets rather than any genuine marital breakdown.

Mr Thaksin, whose UK visa was cancelled by the Home Office earlier this month after he was convicted in absentia on corruption charges by a Thai court, divorced his wife at the Thai consulate in Hong Kong.

Phongthep Thepkanjana, Mr Thaksin's personal spokesman, confirmed the couple, who had been married for 32 years, had divorced. However he denied the divorce would make any difference to whether the couple could avoid forfeiting their assets in Thailand.

Thailand's Supreme Court froze the 76 billion baht (£1.476 billion) proceeds of Mr Thaksin's sale of telecoms giant Shin Corporation in 2006 and Mr Phongthep said the asset seizure would continue to be mired in legal technicalities regardless of the divorce.

"Many persons are owners of those assets, and those assets have been frozen. If you check with the list of the assets, those assets belong to more than ten people," he told The Times.

Mr Phongthep said he had no idea where Mr Thaksin and his former wife were now, and refused to confirm Thai media speculation that the pair had fled to Dubai.

He also said it was wrong to assume the divorce would open the door for Ms Potjaman to reapply for a visa to Britain, still home to at least one of her three children.

The couple fled to the UK in August, after Potjaman was convicted of tax evasion in Thailand and sentenced to three years in prison.

It is possible the couple believe the Mr Thaksin's visa was solely because of Mr Thaksin's corruption conviction and continued political machinations in Thailand.

Speaking after the news emerged of the visa cancellation, David Miliband, the foreign minister, referred only to Mr Thaksin's conviction without mentioning Ms Potjaman, leading many in the Thai media to speculate that a divorce would allow her to move back to the UK.

Mr Phongthep said there was no reason to believe the divorce would help Ms Potjaman's British visa status.

"There's no grounds for that," he said. "The British minister stated that the reason for revoking their visas was a criminal matter. If a person is convicted criminally it makes no difference whether they are married or divorced."

Yet he conceded Ms Potjaman, now legally separated from Mr Thaksin could reapply for a British visa. "If a person's visa is revoked, it doesn't mean they cannot apply again, and explain to the British authorities about their convictions," he said.

Mr Phongthep also confirmed that Ms Potjaman had good reasons to seek a British visa. "One of their children is pursuing her studies in the UK," he said. "I don't know where the others are."

Thitinan Pongsudhirak, apolitical analyst at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, said it was possible the couple's marriage had actually broken down following the strains of legal turmoil and exile.

Yet he noted the divorce would give Mr Thaksin more legal flexibility.

"They will have more legal manoevreability separately," he said. "Thaksin will make his move and I think Potjaman will want to re-enter the UK; they have many loose ends there that need to be picked up. Similarly in Thailand, they have assets that have been frozen; they want to make a claim here."

Thailand unrest


Do you think a consultant would be that stupid and left his keys at home?


Dan ini, mas
(tak kan kamu tidak kenal dinding, Kuda kepang?)

 
At 3:04 PM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

Sdr Ruhanie Ahmad,

tok sheikh besaq kepala bataih
(Tunggung Kuda Ferrari Putih Meghelit)

Kalau berseloroh kita, bunyi nya begini, Kuda Kepang:

dulunya orang kuat rufaqa@arqam melihat dirinya alim wal arif dan mahathir itu maha fasik; abdullah bin ahmad badawi ini rasanya waliullah kecil yang lebih tinggi makamnya dari mahathir wali kosong; dan sedikit maksum, terlalu makbul do'anya bila berdiri di pusara nindanya.

maklumlah salasilahnya terus arab, yang mahathir ini arab india ibunya arab melayu ten times remove.

ingat, mas, kita seloroh -ngobrol-ngobrel- sahaja.

maka abdullah yang tiada tercemar dosa rosh-wah memanglah patut dan kena pada insaninya memikul tanggungjawabnya yang terkini demi kesejahteraan qursani ummahnya.

mahathir pakai porsche cayanne cabok!(cukai pun bukan dia yang bayaq apa)

saya firasatkan sdr beritadarigunung tidak berapa setuju gurau-garau kita. bau-bau bacang itu semacam jenaka Gene study shows Spain's Jewish and Muslim ancestry

Ingat ini hanya senda gurauan, Mas Kuda Kepang. Kalau saya terkasar terlebih, saya mohon halalkan dunia akhirat. amiin.

kerna kedua-dua makhloq allah ini kita hormati, tak begitu Kuda Kepang?

Kepada Allah Berserah

 
At 8:08 AM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

Sdr Ruhanie Ahmad,

A Bird In Hand
(today is yesterday's tomorow -lawak bodoh)

(Dengan izin, Mas; dan ini surat dari Machi A Velli:

Dear Sdr Kuda Kepang,

Kenapa saya mesti rasa dangkal sekiranya saya katakan kes 'Lingamgate' dan 'Ex-Gratia Saleh Abas', dan UMNO Rest In Peace(1946-1987) dapat memberi petunjuk kepada jawaban yang anda cari-carikan atau adakah jawaban dicari-cari atau ianya sudah ada?

Adakah benar kenyataan saya bahawa semasa Abdullah dilantik Presiden UMNO, dia tidak ada sokongan yang padu dari 'akar umbi'?

Bagaimanakah persepsi umum kepada Presiden UMNO dicalunkan dan menang Mohamad Najib semasa Abdullah dipilih Mahathir menggantinya dan sekarang?

Dalam mana-mana parti politik pun terdapat puak-puak. Masakan pula dalam gabungan parti politk yang berlainan citarasa.

Yang halal tetap halal dan haram tetap haram tetapi hukum itu mesti kena pada keadaan dan tempat baru boleh dikatakan adil. Sekiranya saya salah, tolong perbetulkan saya, Kuda Kepang.

Mari kita ambil kira hal rasuah didalam UMNO.

Saya ingin sangat anda yakinkan saya walhal ianya jelas kepada saya di mana dikatakan rasuah itu apabila calun-calun yang bertanding tidak mempunyai jawatan untuk dipertahankan tetapi sekiranya undi boleh dibeli dan boleh dibuktikan lebih buruk dari salah guna kuasa untuk sampai wawasan yang mulia?

Saya menghalalkan rasuah? God forbid! Yang haram tetap haram yang halal halal yang mubah kita faham dan dalam peperangan tipu-daya perlu untuk menang: kata-kata all is fair in love and war itu salah?

Apakah bukan janji-janji calun-calun itu juga memancing undi? Apabila janji-jani itu kosong apa maknanya, Kuda Kepang? caveat emptor?

Bagaimana bezanya salahguna proses undang-undang dalam kes UMNO RIP apabila ada bahagian yang tidak sah juga turut mengundi?

Kiranya kita beruntung ada pendapat saperti Sdr Newkk, Sdr Wira, Sdr Berita dari gunung dan Sdr Sukj. Semuanya benar belaka.

Persoalannya bagaimana kita hendak mengawal sesuatu gejala itu supaya ia tidak mendatangkan kerosakan apabia kita tahu gejala itu tidak dapat kita hapuskan sebenar-benarnya. (dalam hal ini bolehkah saya katakan si-bahalul muhyddin yasin berdolak dalik sekejap menyarankan diberi kuasa undi kepada semua ahli sekejap hanya ketua cawangan dan di manakah senarai calun-calun yang telah melakukan rasuah mahu kita tanya che det)

Maka saya katakan kita biarkan agenda terakhir Abdullah berlaku dan berlalu.

Ya, Kuda Kepang, saya dek umur sudah panjang terserlahlah kata-kata saya ini tidak cerdik dan coretan ini kosong tanpa isi.

Namun kenapa dikatakan: Justice is Blind.

Kalau si-buta dan tempang mahu memimpin dan mahu menabur wang, I rather take the money, mate, and lead them over the cliff.

Ataupun sebenarnya 'manipulator-manipulator' itu saperti para 'lobbyist washington' yang terlalu berkuasa dan ganas sehingga mahathir, abdullah dan PM-PM lainnya pun tidak dapat mengawal mereka?

Yang Benar
Michi A Velli

ps bukankah benar the rakyat deserves the government they chose)

itulah warkah dari Mr Machi A Velli yang telah terlalu banyak memamah tomato dan kacang bendi(semuanya genetically modified) terlebih paraquat), Sdr Berita dari gunung

 
At 11:41 AM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

Scribe,

Hail The President!
(and the vision shall come from him)

What do you think of Pakistan?
What do you think of Afghanistan?
What do you think of go-ahead gostan?
What do you think of setan?
Al-Gharur!

What do I think of Serbia?
What do I think of Cambodia?
What do I think of Congo?
What do I think of Cuba?
What do I think of when the world say genocide?
Lies!

welcome welcome welcome
the whole world to this country
my malaysia and yours
your gold silver and nuclear
the battlegroups and tridents near
the merchants and the armies
and say:
La ilaha illallahu
muhammadur rasulullah
wa bismillah -
and blow the whole farking
country up in the name of allah.
(of course done with remote, Scribe)

is it true PAS is with DAP
as pariahs of hindu caste
brahmins and satria and such
and a hang jebat asking
what would happen
to the sekolah agama
and such

and don't I know
who the heck is this
obama barrack hussein
as was Ben Ladin
and the warloards
pushing cocaine and poppies
biogenetics and toxic assets
a black in white house
serving the world a taste
and a toast to life
-to your health, Scribe!

all i know is the almighty
dollar and gold yellow and black
and when the suuri nufikha-ed
it is time to go back
from ashes to ashes
from dust to dust
and only my lord prevails
as nothing does

 
At 11:56 AM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

Scribe,

Hail To The President!
(and the vision shall come from him)

What do you think of Pakistan?
What do you think of Afghanistan?
What do you think of go-ahead gostan?
What do you think of satan?
Al-Gharur!

What do I think of Serbia?
What do I think of Cambodia?
What do I think of Congo?
What do I think of Cuba?
What do I think of when the world say
genocide?
the DEAD LIES!

welcome welcome welcome
the whole world to this country
my malaysia and yours
your gold silver and nuclear
the battlegroups and tridents near
the merchants and the armies
and say:
La ilaha illallahu
muhammadur rasulullah
wa bismillah -
and blow the whole farking
country up in the name of allah.
(of course done with remote, Scribe)

is it true PAS is with DAP
as pariahs of hindu caste
brahmins and satria and such
and a hang jebat asking
what would happen
to the sekolah agama
and much

and don't I know
who the heck is this
obama barrack hussein
as was Ben Ladin
and the ceos warlords
pushing cocaine and poppies
biogenetics and toxic assets
a black in white house
serving the world a taste
and a toast to life
-to your health, Scribe!

all i know is the almighty
dollar and gold yellow and black
and when the suuri nufikha-ed
it is time to go back
from ashes to ashes
from dust to dust
and only my lord prevails
as nothing does

 
At 3:12 AM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

Sdr Ruhanie Ahmad,

Patriot Cinta Abadi
(bung ruhanie dan teman-temannya)

seorang scholar yang puitis
orang malaysia yang miskin
mendongak ke langit biru
singa tua dengan pacemaker baru

I'll be wrapped around your finger
I'll be wrapped around your finger

nyaman dan aman di puncak bukit
sawah bendang terbenteng luas
menari nari gadis di halaman
terkenang moyang teringatkan teman

I'll be wrapped around your finger
I'll be wrapped around your finger

Itulah si-majnun dan fakir
orang melayu yang miskin
raja melaka ketuanan melayu
che det peacemaker dunia baru

You'll be wrapped around my finger
and I be wrapped around your finger

menari-narilah kita kalkatu
engkau dan aku pungguk menrindu
antara rahmat dan murka tuhan kita
pengemis kasih berkalung deritacinta

I'll be wrapped around your finger
and you'll be wrapped around my finger

buat anda wira-wira melayu
berita dari gunung mengatakan
dunia ini fana dalam suhufnya
ciptaan pulang diseru nafirinya

maka nyanyikan nyanyikan dia
kita menari-nari irama pertiwi
i'll be wrapped around your finger
i'll be wrapped around your finger
i'll be wrapped around your finger
i'll be wrapped around your finger, lord

Nota:

Wrapped Around Your Finger

You consider me the young apprentice
Caught between the Scylla and Charibdes
Hypnotized by you if I should linger
Staring at the ring around your finger

I have only come here seeking knowledge
Things they would not teach me of in college
I can see the destiny you sold
turned into a shining band of gold

I'll be wrapped around your finger
I'll be wrapped around your finger

Mephistopheles is not your name,
But I know what you're up to just the same
I will listen hard to your tuition,
And you will see it come to it's fruition

I'll be wrapped around your finger
I'll be wrapped around your finger

Devil and the deep blue sea behind me
Vanish in the air you'll never find me
I will turn your face to alabaster
Then you'll find your servant is your master

And you'll be wrapped around my finger.
I'll be wrapped around your finger

You'll be wrapped around my finger
I'll be wrapped around your finger


Terima Kasih, Mas

Kepada Allah Kita Berserah

 
At 10:17 AM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

Sdr Ruhanie Ahmad,

what is happening here:

05-12-2008: Scomi to raise RM120m for global growth

KUALA LUMPUR: Scomi Group Bhd, a global energy and logistics services provider, is proposing a renounceable rights issue of 500 million shares on the basis of one rights share for every two shares held at an issue price of 30 sen per rights shares.

In a statement on Dec 5, Scomi said it was expected to raise gross proceeds of up to RM120 million, a portion of which would be used to invest further in its subsidiaries and the balance for working capital.

Scomi said it was targeting to reduce cost by US$35 million (RM127.05 million) to US$40 million in the next three years, which would help it wade through the economic downturn.


28-11-2008: Mumbai monorail ground-breaking deferred

KUALA LUMPUR: The ground-breaking ceremony for the proposed monorail system project in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region, scheduled for Saturday, has been postponed until further notice and clearance from the Indian authorities, Scomi Group Bhd, which has the contract to build the system, said yesterday.

This came after a series of terrorist attacks in Mumbai broke out on Wednesday night in the city, leading to the shutdown of the Bombay Stock Exchange and National Stock Exchange of India yesterday.

“We are closely monitoring the situation in Mumbai but the safety and security of our staff there remain priority and we are taking extra precaution and care,” Scomi said.

Scomi’s subsidiary Scomi Engineering Bhd, in an unincorporated partnership with Larsen & Toubro Ltd, had been awarded the RM1.84 billion monorail project by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Authority.

Scomi said all its staff in the oil and gas as well as urban transportation operations were safe from risk due to the attacks.

Meanwhile, in a statement yesterday, Malaysia Airlines said its KLIA flight from and to Mumbai was operating on schedule. The carrier operates a Boeing B777 flight to and from Mumbai daily.

Its director of operations, Datuk Tajuden Abu Bakar, said: “We are monitoring the situation in Mumbai very closely after the bombing incidents in the city yesterday and are working with all relevant authorities to ensure continued smooth flight operations”.

Nota:

Bail Out!
(it's a job for super mof2)

what is the problem in these days
of credit crunch and recession
and deccan's ijtihadi passion
but did you know that big corporations
in land of the brave loves chapter eleven
the Tribune Co - welcome to the company

steroid bozo-es masters of the ring
noble laureate juggling market volatilities
catching the shadows of probabilities
in the back rows of the noble hall
cold dreaming of the quiet fall
- where is the corruption but in
the big hearts grown small

how do you know some senes in a bedu
and show him his rightful place
is the question gladly asked
i2i balls2balls face2face
would he consent me my chance at all

terima kasih daun nazatun salimi kelat

kepada allah kita berserah


Scribe's Copy

Nota:

Bail Out!
(it's a job for super mof2)

what is the problem in these days
of credit crunch and recession
and deccan's ijtihadi passion
but did you know that big corporations
in land of the brave loves chapter eleven
the Tribune Co - welcome to the company

steroid bozo-es masters of the ring
noble laureate juggling market volatilities
catching the shadows of probabilities
in the back rows of the noble hall
cold dreaming of the quiet fall
- where is the corruption but in
the big hearts grown small

how do you knock some sense in a bedu
and show him his rightful place
is the question gladly asked
i2i balls2balls face2face
would he consent me my chance at all

Scribe,
i guess i am very lucky to trade crude jokes with a scribe such as your good self - alhamdulillah. is this how some of the best malay writers practise their art
- and another is Puteramaya - the master scholar and the mahaguru penglipulara

bukan semua mengenai melayu hambar
but some are a good deal sharper

 
At 11:40 AM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

Scribe,

Pantun Pak Kadir Jasin@Al-Scribe
(kegemaran saya juga berbunyi)

Pergi memburu di padang datar,
Dapat rusa belang kaki;
Kalau berguru kepalang ajar,
Ibarat bunga kembang tak jadi.

Berguru adalah segala-galanya.
Betul berguru jadi pendeta.
Silap berguna tidak kenal bahasa.

Atau dalam bahasa basahan orang Utara, boleh gila isin – bukan sekadar gila, tetapi gila campur “insane”.

Saya sangat bernasib baik. Guru-guru saya baik-baik belaka. Selain ibu dan bapa saya, merekalah yang membuatkan saya berada di mana saya kini berada.


that is one of the wisest thing i have ever read
guru kencing berdiri, murid kencing...
muridnya isen, gurunya 10sen insane

i do not know if it was
a piece of wisdom or a great
wise reminder

Mahathir umpama geliga bercahaya
akhirnya kita sendiri-sendiri juga
yang kanan atau yang kiri
Siti hasmah apa kurangnya

Saya sangat bernasib baik
Guru-guru saya baik-baik belaka
Selain ibu dan bapa saya
merekalah yang membuatkan saya berada di mana saya kini berada

syukur alhamdulillah
ya tuhanku rahmatilah kedua
ibubapa ku saperti telah mereka
memeliharaku

dan buat guru-guruku yang soleh
al-fatihah seikhlas anak kepada
kedua ibubapanya

the fate of a man hangs from his neck
and some books are too expensive



terima kasih pak kadir jasin the Scribe

 
At 1:06 PM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

Revised! Version
(mohon maaf kerana ramai silap teknikal, mas)

Sdr Ruhanie Ahmad,

Di Bawah Eskalatur

Water Under The Bridge
(political instability and volatility)


Maaf cakaplah, Mas - Mamak kita
bom lagi! Itu kerja dia!
Bom! Bom! Bom! bom sini bom sana!
But he only talk about peace
a political animal to the west
a ningkampop of a nobel laureate
like a gorilla albino uncaged

a bridge of red carpet pave the way
to tea after a long talk and a slow walk

menyalak lagu nice menyusur laju
skukor52 kata siapa ada speaking
power siapa cantas Siapa siapa
ketua Hakim siapa tanya putera raja

a bridge of red carpet pave the way
to tea after a long talk and a slow walk

under the ladder - beneath the
escaltor - eskalatur di bawah tangga
ke bulan bintang dan langit biru
where the two sea meets
volatility meets prediction
his match as mahathirs and three engels
nazir ponders an angle
politcal instability and market
volatility the doctor laureate
a good deal taller then the doctor
no match at all

a bridge of red carpet pave the way
to tea after a long talk and a slow walk

snapshots! and a blurry of movements
drips droplets by droplets
later it was creeping on bernama
the leaking roof on a very weepy day

a bridge of red carpet pave the way
to tea after a long talk and a slow walk

we are famous - alhamdulillah, hasmah
mahathir mengiring seiring engel
dr genius and dr professor nobel
ramahnya tun semua dan anak raja

a bridge of red carpet pave the way
to tea after a long talk and a slow walk

siapa dia ketua
tanya putera raja
siti hasmah nampak
jelita ibondaku juga senyuman
manisnya balkis menawan hati raja

a bridge of red carpet pave the way
to tea after a long talk and a slow walk

baginda raja payung negara
selamat bertakhta nabi sulaiman
'alaihis salam

a bridge of red carpet pave the way
to tea after a long talk and a slow walk

of political instability and
hanging the lawyers and in between
mahathir predicts no vision
but he saw the future
unfunded pension funds
and to a sovereign wealth funds
is ten billion enough, raja tuanku

a bridge of red carpet pave the way
to tea after a long talk and a slow walk

superstition and superstitious
my foot in my mouth is my food
in my mouth said the court jester
no angel was he that said
wan farid calun kita!
a vision can never disappear
in a blink of an eye
unless there is a cover up
a job not a jin afrit
though he may be in a fighting fit
never walk under ladders
is an old saying

a bridge of red carpet pave the way
to tea after a long talk and a slow walk

what gains a man the world
when he barters his soul with the devil
has ever a malay had done
how there be a vision when the heart
most corrupt and blind
a jahil to an-nur
laila dan majnun

a bridge of red carpet pave the way
to tea after a long talk and a slow walk

what be the vision that flew away
when the seeds of honor bed with
the sons and daughters of corruption
carrying the children of greed

a bridge of red carpet pave the way
to tea after a long talk and a slow walk

thus,
izh qolla yusufu li abihi
yaa abati inni raaitu

a bridge of red carpet pave the way
to tea after a long talk and a slow walk

a vision a muslim
in the twentyfirst century
as melayu to the core
after tea - alhamdulillah!

salaamun salaam

 
At 10:35 PM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

Puteramaya,
salaam siber!

"bilamana si-gembala bertapak kaki hitam menguasai dunia, jauhari kenal manikam"
(hadis sahih saya)

saya ini sedang seronok-seronok naik pokok tualang:

1. Ponzi's Scheme: DrM's Vision2020
(che det thinks he can control najib thru muhyiddin and mukhriz)

Madoff fraud rippled around the world
By Diana Henriques

Sunday, December 21, 2008
By the end, the world itself was too small to support the vast Ponzi scheme constructed by Bernard Madoff.

Initially, he tapped local money pulled in from country clubs and charity dinners, where investors sought him out to plead with him to manage their savings so they could start reaping the steady, solid returns their friends were getting.

Then, he and his promoters set their sights on Europe, once more framing the investment as membership in a select club. A Swiss hedge fund manager, Michel Dominicé, still remembers the pitch he got a few years ago from a salesman in Geneva. "He told me the fund was closed, that it was something I couldn't buy," Dominicé said. "But he told me he might have a way to get me in. It was weird."

Madoff's agents next cut a cash-gathering swath through the Gulf, then Southeast Asia. Finally, they were hurtling with undignified speed toward China, with invitations to invest that were more desperate, less exclusive. One Beijing business executive who was approached said it seemed the Madoff funds were being pitched "to anyone who would listen."

The juggernaut began to sputter this autumn as investors, rattled by the financial crisis and scrounging for cash, started taking money out faster than Madoff could bring fresh cash in the door. He was arrested Dec. 11 at his New York apartment and charged with securities fraud, turned in the night before by his sons after he told them his entire business was "a giant Ponzi scheme."

The case is still viewed with more confusion than understanding. But whatever else Madoff's game was, it was certainly this: the first worldwide Ponzi scheme - a fraud that lasted longer, reached wider and cut deeper than any similar scheme in history, entirely eclipsing the puny regional ambitions of Charles Ponzi, the Boston swindler who gave his name to the scheme nearly a century ago.

"Absolutely - there has been nothing like this, nothing that we could call truly global," said Mitchell Zuckoff, author of "Ponzi's Scheme: The True Story of a Financial Legend," who is a professor at Boston University.

These classic schemes typically take advantage of local trust, he added. "So this says what we increasingly know to be true about the world: The barriers have come down; money knows no borders, no limits," he said.

While many of the known victims of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities are prominent Jewish executives and organizations - the movie producer Jeffrey Katzenberg, Yeshiva University, the Elie Wiesel Foundation and charities set up by the publisher Mortimer Zuckerman and the Hollywood director Steven Spielberg - it now appears that anyone with money was a potential target. Indeed, at one point, the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, a large sovereign wealth fund in the Middle East, entrusted about $400 million to Madoff's firm.

Regulators say Madoff himself estimated that $50 billion in personal and institutional wealth from around the world was gone. It vanished from the estates of the North Shore of Long Island, New York, from the beachfront suites of Palm Beach, Florida, from the exclusive enclaves of Europe. Before it evaporated, it helped finance Madoff's coddled lifestyle, with a New York apartment; a beachfront mansion in the Hamptons on Long Island; a small villa overlooking Cap d'Antibes on the French Riviera; a Mayfair office in London; yachts in New York, Florida and the Mediterranean.

Just as the scheme surpassed national borders, it left local regulators far behind. Its lies were translated into a half-dozen languages. Its larceny was denominated in a half-dozen currencies. Its warning signals were missed by enforcement agencies around the globe. And its victims are scattered from Abu Dhabi to Zurich.

Indeed, while the most visible pain may be local - an important charity forced to close, an esteemed university embarrassed, the fabric of community trust shredded - the clearest lesson is universal: When money goes global, fraud does too.

Bernie who?
In 1960, as Wall Street was just shaking off its postwar lethargy and starting to buzz again, Madoff set up his small trading firm. His plan was to make a business out of trading lesser-known over-the-counter stocks on the fringes of the traditional stock market. He was just 22, a graduate of Hofstra, then a small university in the suburbs of New York.

By 1989, Madoff's firm was handling more than 5 percent of the trading volume on the New York Stock Exchange. Financial World ranked him among the highest-paid people on Wall Street - along with two far more famous financiers, the junk bond king Michael Milken and the international investor George Soros.

In 1990, Madoff became the nonexecutive chairman of the Nasdaq market, which at the time was operated as a committee of the National Association of Securities Dealers.

His rise on Wall Street was built on his belief in a visionary notion that seemed bizarre to many at the time: that stocks could be traded by people who never saw each other and were connected only by electronics.

In the mid-1970s, he had spent more than $250,000 to upgrade the computer equipment at the Cincinnati Stock Exchange, where he began offering to buy and sell stocks that were listed on the Big Board. The exchange, in effect, was transformed into the first all-electronic computerized stock exchange.

"He was one of the early innovators," said Michael Ocrant, a journalist who has been a longtime skeptic about Madoff's investing success. "He was known to promote the idea that trading would be going electronic - and that turned out to be true."

Unlike some prominent Wall Street figures who built their fortunes during the heady 1980s and '90s, Madoff never became a household name among U.S. investors. But in the clubby world of Jewish philanthropy in the New York area, his increasing wealth and growing reputation among market insiders added polish to his personal prestige.

He became a generous donor, then a courted board member and, finally, the money manager of choice for many prominent regional charities.

A spokeswoman for the New York Community Trust, Ani Hurwitz, recalled a Long Island couple who asked the trust in 1994 to invest their proposed $20 million fund with Madoff. "We have an investment committee that oversees all investments, and they couldn't get anything out of him, no information, nothing," Hurwitz said. "So we told the donors we wouldn't do it."

But many charities did entrust their money to Madoff, to their eventual grief. The North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, for instance, reported that it had lost $5.7 million on an investment with Madoff that was made at the donor's behest. (That donor has pledged to cover the loss for the hospital system, its spokesman said.)

Other groups saw the handsome returns on those initial investments and put more of their money into Madoff's firm, their leaders said. "Look, for years we made money," one said.

Most successful business executives intertwine their personal and professional lives. But those two strands of Madoff's life were practically inseparable. He sometimes used his yacht, Bull, as a floating entertainment center for clients. He used his support of organizations like the Public Theater in New York and the Special Olympics to build a network of trust that began to stretch wider and deeper into the Jewish community.

Through friends, the Madoff network reached well beyond New York. At Oak Ridge Country Club, in Hopkins, Minnesota, known for its prosperous Jewish membership, many who belonged were introduced to the Madoff firm by one of his friends, Mike Engler.

The quiet message became familiar in similar pockets of Jewish wealth and trust: "I know Bernie. I can get you in." Engler died in 1994, but many Oak Ridge members remained clients of Madoff.

One elderly member, who said he was too embarrassed to be named, said he had lost tens of millions of dollars, and had friends who had been "completely wiped out."

Dozens of Madoff investors, now outraged, recall that special lure - the sense that they were being allowed into an inner circle, one that was not available to just anyone. A lawyer would call a client, saying: "I'm setting up a fund for Bernie Madoff. Do you want in?" Or an accountant at a golf club might tell his partner for the day: "I can make an introduction. Let me know." Deals were struck in steakhouses and at charity events, sometimes by Madoff, but with increasing frequency by friends acting on his behalf.

"In a social setting - that's where it always happened," said Jerry Reisman, a lawyer from Garden City, one of the New York suburbs on Long Island, who knew Madoff socially. "Country clubs, golf courses, locker rooms. Recommendations, word-of-mouth. That's how it was done."

With his wife, Ruth Madoff, a nutritionist and cookbook editor, they were considered affable and charming people. "They stood out," Reisman said. "Success, philanthropy, esteem - and, if you were lucky enough to be with him as an investor, money.

"That was the most important thing; he was looked on as someone who could make you money. Really make you money."

The go-betweens
By the mid-1990s, as Madoff's wealth and social standing grew, he had moved far beyond the days when golf-club buddies were setting up side deals to invest with him through their lawyers and accountants. Some of the most prominent figures in the world of Jewish entrepreneurship began to court Madoff - and, through them, he reached a new orbit of wealth.

He could not have had a more effective recruiter than Jacob Ezra Merkin, a lion of Wall Street who was also president of the Fifth Avenue Synagogue in New York.

Philanthropies embraced Merkin. He headed the investment committee for the UJA-Federation of New York for 10 years and was on the boards of Yeshiva University, Carnegie Hall and other organizations. He became the chairman of GMAC, the finance arm that General Motors spun off.

Installed in these lofty positions of trust, Merkin seemed to be a Wall Street wise man who could be trusted completely to manage other people's money. One vehicle through which he did that was a fund called Ascot Partners.

It was one of an unknown number of deals that prominent financial figures set up in recent years and marketed to investors, who thought they were tapping into the acumen of some Wall Street titan, like Merkin.

As it turned out, their money wound up in the same place - Madoff's hands.

These conduits began to steer billions of dollars into the Madoff operation. They operated below the financial radar until Madoff's scheme collapsed, when investors suddenly got letters from the sponsoring titan disclosing that all or most of their money was probably gone.

Ascot itself attracted $1.8 billion in investments, almost all of which was entrusted to Madoff. New York Law School put $3 million into Ascot two years ago and has initiated a lawsuit in U.S. court that accuses Merkin of abdicating his duties to the partnership.

Zuckerman, the billionaire owner of The Daily News in New York, rebuked Merkin in a televised interview, saying he had been misled about what Merkin had done with some $30 million from Zuckerman's charitable foundation.

Behind a wall of lawyers, Merkin did not take calls since sending out a "Dear Limited Partner" letter on Dec. 11. In the letter, he noted that he, too, was one of Madoff's victims and had suffered big losses alongside his investors.

Another conduit was the Fairfield Greenwich Group, started in 1983 by Walter Noel. A courtly native of Tennessee, Noel had spent time at larger firms, notably Chemical Bank, where he started its international private banking practice, before setting out on his own.

The Noel family had access to prestigious social circles. Noel's wife, Monica, was part of the prominent Haegler family of Rio de Janeiro and Zurich, and their daughters married into international families that provided additional connections for the firm.

In 1989, Noel merged his business with a small brokerage house whose general partner was Jeffrey Tucker, a longtime New Yorker who had a law degree from Brooklyn Law School and a résumé that included eight years with the enforcement division of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Again and again, this pedigreed experience was emphasized by Fairfield as it built itself into a fund of funds, investing in other hedge funds. It boasted to its prospects that its investigation of investment options was "deeper and broader" than those of most firms because of Tucker's experience in the regulatory ranks.

Though he is not nearly as prominent as the Noels, who move in the forefront of Connecticut society, Tucker benefited just as much from Fairfield's success. Indeed, last year he led a coalition of thoroughbred racing interests that sought to bid for New York State's horse-racing franchise.

It was Tucker who introduced Fairfield to Madoff. In the early 1990s, Fairfield began placing money with him, according to George Ball, the former president of E.F. Hutton and Prudential-Bache chief executive who knows Noel socially.

That began a long partnership that helped the Fairfield firm earn enviably steady returns, even in down markets - and that lifted Madoff into a global orbit, one that soon extended his reach into some of the most fabled banking centers of Europe.

If the wealthy Jewish world he occupied was his launching pad, the wealthy promoters he cultivated at Fairfield Greenwich were his booster rocket.

Fairfield Sentry was one of several feeder funds that became portals through which money from wealthy foreign investors would flow into Madoff's hands - collecting those exclusive, steady returns that had made him the toast of Palm Beach and the North Shore so many years before.

The Sentry fund quickly became Fairfield's signature product, and it boasted stellar returns. In marketing materials, Fairfield trumpeted Sentry's 11 percent annual return over the past 15 years, with only 13 losing months. It was a track record that grew increasingly attractive as markets grew more volatile in recent years.

Though Fairfield Greenwich has its headquarters in New York and its founder, Noel, operated from his hometown of Greenwich, Connecticut, a wealthy New York suburb, a recent report showed that foreign investors provided 95 percent of its managed assets - with 68 percent in Europe, 6 percent in Asia, and 4 percent in the Middle East.

Friends and associates say that Noel's sons-in-law spent much of their time marketing the firm's funds in either their home countries or regions where they had their own family connections.

Madoff's higher profile in the highly competitive world of hedge fund management intensified the skepticism about his remarkably consistent returns. There were a scattering of inconclusive regulatory investigations - efforts so unavailing that the chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington has ordered an internal investigation to determine how the agency could have missed so many red flags and ignored so many credible complaints over the years.

But foreign regulators were not any quicker to notice Madoff's oddities - or the rapidly expanding pool of money entrusted to the various feeder funds he serviced.

Madoff was not well known on the social circuit in Switzerland. Instead, Swiss money managers would go to him, visiting his offices in New York. Indeed, seeing Madoff there was a bit like visiting the Wizard of Oz: Despite his unerring success in generating smooth returns, he seemed quite ordinary, lacking the flamboyance of other well-heeled money managers.

"He did not look like a huge spender, seemed like a family man," said one veteran Geneva banker, whose firm had money with Madoff but insisted on anonymity because of the likelihood of lawsuits from angry clients. "He talked about the markets."

The only thing that struck the Swiss banker as odd was the bull memorabilia strewn about his office. "It seemed strange for a guy to have all these bulls, little sculptures, paintings of bulls," he recalled. "I've seen offices with bears. This was bulls."

But the aura of exclusivity was the constant, he said. "This was the usual spiel: 'It's impossible to get in, but we can get you some if you're nice.' He made it look difficult to get into."

What began as a quietly coveted investment opportunity for the lucky few in the Jewish country clubs of Long Island became, in its final burst of growth, a thoroughly global financial product whose roots were obscured behind legions of well-dressed, multilingual sales representatives in the financial capitals of Europe.

Indeed, often with the assistance of feeder funds, Madoff was now in a position to seek and procure money from Arab investors, too. The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, one of the largest sovereign wealth funds, with assets estimated earlier this year to be to be approaching $700 billion, wound up in the same boat as Jewish charities in New York: caught in the collapse of Bernie Madoff.

In early 2005, the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority had invested approximately $400 million with Madoff, by way of Fairfield Sentry, according to a confidential Fairfield report from 2007. Fairfield Sentry had more than $7 billion invested with Madoff and was his largest investor - and now, it says, his largest victim.

The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, in turn, was one of Fairfield Sentry's largest investors.

Even after it took two significant redemptions from the fund, in April 2005 and 2006, its stake the following year of $132 million comprised 2 percent of the fund's assets under management.

The 2007 report lists Philip Toub, one of Noel's sons-in-law, as the firm's agent with the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority investors. Toub, a partner in Fairfield Greenwich Group, is married to Alix Noel and is the son of Said Toub, a wealthy shipping executive from Switzerland.

Other investors for whom Toub is listed as the agent include the Public Institute for Social Security, apparently a reference to the Kuwaiti government agency; the National Bank of Kuwait; and Safra National Bank of New York, controlled by the Safra family of Brazil.

And Fairfield was finding new fields for Madoff to cultivate. In 2004, the firm turned its eyes to Asia, forming a partnership with Lion Capital of Singapore to create Lion Fairfield Capital Management, a joint venture meant to introduce Asian investors to the firm.

"Many investors believe that Asia holds the best global opportunities for hedge funds over the next two to five years, as compared to the U.S. and Europe," Richard Landsberger, a Fairfield partner and director of Lion Fairfield, told HedgeWorld in 2006.

Yet it appears that Sentry remained Fairfield's chief focus in this new vineyard. Among the institutions that had invested in the fund are Korea Life Insurance, with $30 million to $50 million; Cathay Life Insurance of Taiwan, with about $12 million; and Samsung Investment & Securities, with about $6.3 million.

As it moved into Asia, Fairfield set up another feeder fund, Stellar Absolute Returns, incorporated in Singapore and meant to funnel investors' capital into Sentry. According to data from Bloomberg News, Stellar borrowed $3 for every $1 of investor money it received, in an effort to extract higher returns.

Last year, Tucker went to Asia to educate potential investors in Beijing and Thailand about hedge funds, seeking to allay their concerns about previous blowups in the industry like Long-Term Capital Management, a Connecticut hedge fund that was bailed out under the supervision of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in 1998 when its exotic derivative investments brought it to the brink of a costly collapse.

"China is moving slowly as the reformers become familiar with what we do," Tucker told HedgeWorld in November 2007. "It's the same thing in Thailand. There are misunderstandings about hedge funds."

Contributing reporting were Alex Berenson, Alison Leigh Cowan, Alan Feuer, Zachery Kouwe, Eric Konigsberg, Nelson D. Schwartz, Michael J. de la Merced, Stephanie Strom and Dirk Johnson.


Nota:

is mahahtir really thinking of the rakyat's benefit when he opposes the IJN take over? the other day about the Synergy Drive did he make any noise?

So, from what you have written here, Scribe, you opposes the take over of the IJN based on the exact viewpoint as che det. Because che det says so?

Thank You and, Scribe, I have said my peace.

Che Det wishes that P36 byelection is another BN embarassing debacle - BN lost...just because of his spite of Abdullah Ahmad Badawi; and Najib is happy to go along - Muhyiddin is happy to be in the same boat.

Terima Kasih che det madoff.


2. Liberalkan Urus Niaga Untuk Tarik Pelabur Asing Ke Bursa Malaysia, Kata Ahmad Husni

IPOH, 21 Dis (Bernama) -- Timbalan Menteri Kewangan Datuk Ahmad Husni Mohamad Hanadzlah hari ini menyarankan agar urus niaga saham syarikat tersenarai di Bursa Malaysia (BM) diliberalkan dengan membenarkan penggunaan pelbagai matawang bagi menarik minat syarikat asing untuk melabur.

Beliau berkata ramai pelabur yang sebelum ini menjadikan Amerika Syarikat dan Eropah sebagai tapak perniagaan dan pelaburan kini memikirkan untuk beralih ke negara lain selepas kelembapan ekonomi melanda kawasan berkenaan.

Peluang tersebut seharusnya digunakan sebaik mungkin bagi menarik kedatangan mereka ke negara ini, katanya.

"Transaksi jual beli yang menggunakan pelbagai matawang itu akan membolehkan penduduk dan syarikat dari seluruh dunia membuat transaksi jual beli di Bursa Malaysia.

"Melalui kecekapan dalam pengendalian sistem jual beli yang lebih canggih dan berkesan ini, seluruh dunia akan bertumpu ke sini," katanya dalam sidang akhbar selepas melawat pembinaan bangunan baru Masjid Medan Klebang Restu dekat sini, Ahad.

Beliau berkata syarikat tersenarai di BM juga hendaklah melakukan reformasi bagi mengukuhkan keuntungan, aset dan pengurusan dengan mempertingkatkan prestasi mereka sebagai persediaan menghadapi ketidaktentuan pada masa depan.

Sementara itu Ahmad Husni berkata penurunan kadar simpanan Kumpulan Wang Simpanan Pekerja (KWSP) daripada 11 peratus kepada 8 peratus mulai Jan ini dijangka akan membolehkan rakyat negara ini yang terlibat membelanjakan wang sebanyak RM 4.8 bilion sepanjang tahun hadapan.

Beliau berkata wang tersebut serta pakej rangsangan ekonomi RM7 bilion yang diumumkan kerajaan sebelum ini akan mewujudkan kecairan di dalam pasaran yang akan memantapkan perkembangan ekonomi negara.

"Melalui cara ini, perkembangan ekonomi negara akan berjalan berterusan dan semua pihak akan menikmati kehidupan yang sejahtera," katanya
.

-- BERNAMA

boleh tak anda tanya apa ke jadah dengan Tambun kenyataannya ini?


terima kasih semesra siber

 
At 3:59 AM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

Another Copy, Pak Kadir
(yes, you articulated your views well, scribe).

Puteramaya,
Salaam siber

Ponzi's Scheme: DrM's Vision2020 II
(kita semua kena jual hidup-hidup)

Cerita itu bagus tetapi ini cerita yang lebih menarik:

Bernard Madoff is accused of orchestrating a $50 billion fraud and was placed under house arrest as BNP Paribas became the latest European bank to be sideswiped by the scandal.

Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008
Who is Bernie Madoff? Many Investors Didn't Ask
By Robert Chew

As the haze lifts from Bernie Madoff's financial massacre, his victims are now asking the fundamental question: if we had known Madoff was behind our investment, would we have made it?

Madoff investors appear to break down into two distinct camps: the "I-know-Bernies" and "Who's-Bernies?"

For those investors like me who never heard of Madoff, privacy and propriety were the camouflage that kept his name from so many hundreds, maybe thousands, of private and public investors. Secrecy enabled him to create his global Ponzi-on-steroids scheme undercover, and helps explain why it worked so brilliantly for so long. The fact the Securities and Exchange Commission gave Madoff multiple free passes to sidestep closer inspection is even more troubling for any investor looking to put a hard-earned buck into this system. (How I Got Screwed by Bernie Madoff.)

It seems to me that many of Madoff's fund-raising generals—many close friends who were unlicensed to trade securities—down the line must have been given strict commands to avoid using the Madoff name. These generals ran many of Madoff's complex network of domestic and international feeder funds, which in turn created their own sub-funds. It was into these sub-funds many private investors, foundations, schools and other endowments poured their life savings. From the super wealthy, like Mort Zuckerman, to schmoes like me, the victim-cry is: Who the hell is Bernie Madoff? Had we known Madoff was behind all the "trades" maybe we would have made a better investment decision. Maybe. Other victims, however, with direct access to Madoff, such as those going through licensed brokerage firms like Minneapolis' Engler & Budd, knew the name Madoff and invested big because of his strong reputation and track record.

Generally, investors got into this private, no-prospectus game through a trusted family friend. In our case, the trusted friend was an affable, debonair fellow named Stanley Chais, who ran the Brighton and Popham investment groups for decades. We were in two sub-groups of Brighton, and they were msmall, 10 to 15 people — possibly so they would fly under regulator radar, victims now tell me. Brighton, it turns out, fed the money into Madoff. I'd sit next to Stanley at year-end holiday parties and, knowing my family's money was in his hands, I'd ask: "How're things going with the arbitrage?" The answer was always, "Life is good." Things have changed.

See Top 10 Scandals of 2008.

or better or worse, our decision to invest was based on our faith in him, not unlike the way one puts trust in any stockbroker or financial adviser, but more so. If Stanley's running things, we'll go with it. This trust, the history of success, made it as good, if not better than any investment out there. Had we—and the many other devastated investors I've talked to over the last week—heard the name Madoff perhaps we would have checked him out, seen some of the red-flags, and maybe made a different decision.

Nancy Silverton, the well-known Los Angeles restaurateur of Pizzeria Mozza and founder and former owner of LaBrea Bakery, was in a Chais sub-group called CMG, LTD. Some of our savings, and 50 others', were in that group, too. She's lost everything, over $5 million. CMG investors lost $80 million total, according to a class action suit filed in United State District Court in California last week. Silverton's family, in another Chais group called Caroline, also lost everything. It's unclear how many sub-groups Chais had going, but there were at least six I know of in the Los Angeles area. Stanley says he's lost everything, too, including his substantial Chais Family Foundation, which has shut down.

"I knew others were doing the trades, but I'm not sure I ever heard of Madoff," Silverton says. "You trust people that are better at investing than you, you go about building your business, doing your work, and you forget about it. You see the statements and you think you've made the best financial move of your life."

The phone call came for Nancy in mid-December when she was in Napa wine country with four friends. They were on their way to have dinner at the famous restaurant the French Laundry. "My father called my cell," she said. "He said, �We've lost everything.' I went into a kind of surreal shock."

For Silverton, 54, and the many others like her, she'll have to start over. "My entire retirement, my kids' college funds, trust funds, were all invested in this. All I have is my restaurant now. We just can't believe it."

The unlicensed Madoff generals must have had their orders: Mum's the word. Let the investors think what they want about who's placing the buy-and-sell orders. As far as the investors knew, the generals were the geniuses doing the sophisticated, proprietary trading stuff that brought such marvelous returns over the last 40 years. And, in our case, the accounting firm of Halpern & Mantovani, CPA, in Encino, Calif., Chais' chief bean counter, pumped out the quarterly statements as if it were all rock solid.

How can we stop this from happening again? How about some basic oversight and transparency for all private and public funds? How about making private, under-the-radar investment groups illegal unless registered? Is this asking too much of our regulators, when a $50 billion investment fund can be run by a little man with gray hair in baseball cap behind a curtain of secrecy and nobody knows what the trades are or who's making them?


Nota:

I find it very strange that the Madoff investments failed after the Sub Prime Fiasco - if it is just a ponzi scheme even steroid driven. Yes, it is a purge but by whom? Is it the time for Team Greenspan to finally be rewarded for their short comings?

che det wrote about it and compared it with our very own pak man telo?! i was quite sad: this is no measly Madoff story...who are the investors that lost out other than BNP Paribas - in the South East Asian, East Asia and the Middle East; or was he one of those who initiated the mortgage backed collaterals and other toxic assets that TARP was created to clean up?

As for we in Malaysia, was MoF2 caught up in this hot investment scheme as well -remember the najib and mof2 trip to singapore in 2007 to meet with hot funds managers? - don't tell me mof2 was not sweet talked, too. If not why value cap recieved additional RM5 billion)

all this distraction, Puteramaya, is because your question(the last one) is even harder to answer!


terima kasih, Scribe.
ps just the tip of the iceberg? the sime darby and mutual funds - asb etc.


it is hard to convince people who have mad up their mind not to be convinced - dr mahahtir

 
At 1:25 PM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

Puteramaya
Salaam Siber!

Setelah membaca kedua-dua berita di atas, rakyat Malaysia wajar menghayati mesej yang tersirat di sebaliknya.

Berita:
1. Israeli ground forces enter Gaza in escalation
By IBRAHIM BARZAK and JASON KEYSER, Associated Press Writers Ibrahim Barzak And Jason Keyser, Associated Press Writers
12 mins ago

JERUSALEM – The Israeli government says tens of thousands of reserve soldiers are being mobilized as the offensive in Gaza widens with the launching of a ground invasion that Defense Minister Ehud Barak says "won't be short" or easy.

The military did not give out specific numbers. But it says it has expanded a call-up of some 9,000 reserves soldiers that began earlier this week.

Some of these reservists are being mobilized as a warning to Palestinian militants in the West Bank and Hezbollah guerrillas in Lebanon who fought a monthlong war with Israel in the summer of 2006.

Israeli ground troops began pouring into Gaza earlier Saturday. The incursion expanded an 8-day-old operation that had been conducted almost exclusively from the air.


2. Ukraine: Serious gas shortages possible
By MARIA DANILOVA, Associated Press Writer Maria Danilova, Associated Press Writer
2 hrs 50 mins ago

KIEV, Ukraine – A top Ukrainian official warned Saturday that European customers could see serious natural gas disruptions in about two weeks if the energy dispute between Russia and Ukraine is not resolved, and the Russian gas monopoly Gazprom accused Ukraine of boycotting contract negotiations.

As Russia and Ukraine traded accusations in their bitter dispute over energy prices, four European nations — Romania, Hungary, Poland and Bulgaria — all reported some supply drops in natural gas Saturday.

Gazprom cut off gas shipments to Ukraine on Thursday. Then Gazprom and Ukraine embarked on dueling charm offensives, both trying to assure western European nations that they were reliable energy partners and the fault lay with their rival.

The Russian delegation hoped to convince investors in Prague, Paris, Berlin and London that Kiev is to blame for any gas shortages, saying Ukraine is siphoning off natural gas from Russian shipments, as well as refusing to pay $600 million in fines or negotiate a new price contract for 2009.

Russia supplies Ukraine with natural gas and also sends 80 percent of its gas supplies to Europe through pipelines in Ukraine. The stakes in the dispute are high because Europe relies on Russia for a quarter of its gas needs — and because heat is crucial in the biting northern European winter.

Meanwhile, Bohdan Sokolovsky, an economic aide to Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko, warned that serious disruptions could hit Russia's European customers, if Russia continues to refuse to ship gas allocated for Ukraine to Ukraine. Sokolovsky said even though Ukraine continued to pump Russian gas destined for Europe, European countries could see major shortfalls in 10 to 15 days.

Without Ukraine's share of gas in the shipment from Russia, the overall gas levels in the pipeline transit system begin to fall. Sokolovsky said if that continues, an automatic shutdown will be triggered because the system requires a minimum amount of gas to maintain pipeline pressure.

"It is obvious that this is political pressure on Ukraine," Sokolovsky said of Russia's gas cutoff. "This is pure politics."

Speaking in Prague on Saturday, Gazprom Deputy Chairman Alexander Medvedev said Ukraine's position was "absolutely unacceptable."

"We're not negotiating. There's nobody from Naftogaz to negotiate" with, he said, referring to Ukraine's state gas company.

Despite the gas cutoff to Ukraine, Gazprom says it has continued pumping the gas meant for Europe. Medvedev said Gazprom has been using alternative routes that don't cross Ukraine — pipelines in Belarus and Turkey — but those don't have the capacity to make up the shortfall. As a result, some European countries were seeing a reduction in supplies.

"We try to do our utmost to compensate for what Ukraine is doing ... but the capacity to compensate has its limits," Medvedev said.

Gazprom Alexei Miller later suggested at a televised company meeting in Moscow that European consumers should sue Ukraine for allegedly stealing their gas.

Ukraine, meanwhile, disputes the fines and contends that Gazprom is unfairly refusing to accept a rise in transit fees while asking for higher gas prices for 2009.

Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller said in a statement late Saturday that the company would file a lawsuit with the Court of Arbitration in Stockholm, Sweden, against Naftogaz over the transit issue.

The two nations also are at odds over the price Ukraine will pay for natural gas in 2009. Gazprom has proposed a price jump from $179.50 to $418 per thousand cubic meters.

Valentyn Zemlyansky, a Naftogaz spokesman, said Saturday the company is ready to negotiate in Moscow but called Gazprom's behavior "energy blackmail." He rejected the claim that Ukraine was siphoning gas, saying the country had been sacrificing its own reserves to maintain minimum pressure levels in the pipes.

Zemlyansky said by noon Friday, Naftogaz had received a request from Gazprom to pump 305 million cubic meters, but it had to pump 319.3 million just to keep the gas flowing.

"Ukraine is fulfilling all the obligations of the energy charter, in comparison to our Russian partners," Zemlyansky told The Associated Press.

Ukraine itself has enough reserves to last until early April, Naftogaz says.

Outside observers said the ramifications of gas shortages across Europe were so great that they should not be allowed to occur. Chris Weafer, chief strategist at Uralsib bank, said the dispute was mainly political and would likely be resolved to avoid serious disruptions to both Russia's and Ukraine's reputations.

The European Union has urged the two former Soviet republics to find an "urgent solution" to the dispute and announced it will host a Jan. 9 meeting with Russian and Ukrainian experts to discuss natural gas shipments to the 27-nation bloc.

Still, the EU warned it would not play mediator.

"We reject being part of the dispute," Czech Deputy Prime Minister Alexandr Vondra said Saturday. The Czech Republic currently holds the bloc's rotating presidency.


Konsumerisma Patriotisma
(dunia neo-mukazhibeuun dunia muslim)

apatah kesanya, pengaruhnya, impaknya,
terhadap harga minyak mentah, gas, tenaga nuklear dan ekonomi sejagat termasuklah ekonomi negara?

apatah yang tersurat

berita yang manatah menarik perhatian?

jangan dibilang angka mangsa -
apakah halal nyawa yang dirampas

siapakah yang zalim dan menzalim
jangan ditanya apakah tindakan
yang wajar si-muslim tegakkan

apatah yang tersirat

luruh
luruh
luruh
daun dauh kering
di dekat siddratul-munthaha

 
At 9:14 PM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

Puteramaya
Salaam Siber!

Kampung Terakhir Di Temasek
(jangan panik pencuri datang pergi)

Dunia belum kiamat...
tetapi kiamat kecil selalu berlaku
setiap waktu solat subuh ke isya
langit belum pasti hancur runtuh
itu pesanan si-lebai malang
dan nasihat tok-tok guru

Dunia belum kiamat...
kita setuju kenyataan pak menteri
profesur tau-tau tionghua jatidiri maupun prof melayu tau-tau mandari
tiada disangkal walau sebutir
dan bukan rasis diri keras kepala
di bawah langit bumi melayu

Dunia belum kiamat...
dan pasti disoal berkali-kali
teori megah pendakwah edik
atau kemerapuan talibarut cerdik
bilamana Barack Hussein egah
menjanjikan kerja bagi empat juta
dizaman orang sudah separuh buta
kepada kekejaman dunia barat angkuh
sihir kemajuan kapitalis pemakan riba

Dunia belum kiamat...
janjinya cendiakawan ekonomis
uang boleh dicetak bak cendawan
tumbuh bebiliun di tanah Zimbabwae
dan angka-angka dipermain-mainkan
saperti angkara Satyam hey!
dan biar deficit belanjawan
hingga kepala negara mencecah awan mengelamun prof bukan mustahil

Ya, dunia belum kiamat...
tetapi lantai bumbung bergegar
kelam kabut di Gaza disambar ribut
petir peluru bagai nak rak durjana riuh meriam memuntahkan api
enap tiong murai tercabut ekor
mengenap-enap yang ganjil dan genap
nyawa-nyawa suci dibawa pergi

Dunia belum kiamat...
hanya tamaddun hidup yang lebur

 
At 3:35 AM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

Yang ini saya mesti kirimkan juga.
(it is a war, actually - an ongoing war till hell freezes over)

Hedge funds, unhinged
By Louise Story


Sunday, January 18, 2009
Last summer, Kenneth Griffin and his wife, Anne, hedge fund managers both, were so rich that they did something most wealthy couples don't do until much later in life.

Still in their 30s, they hired a Ph.D. student in economics to help dole out their money to charities.

Fast-forward six months, and Griffin, who built the Citadel Investment Group into one of the largest hedge funds in the world, has seen the value of his funds plunge by roughly $10 billion — one of the biggest amounts lost in the hedge fund carnage last year.

He was down 55 percent while the average fund was down 18 percent. For Griffin, it is a failing as personal as they come. Sitting back in his chair, gazing uneasily at the skyline here, he points to a new patch of gray hair when asked about the toll of his losses.

"Last year was a dramatic year for the world's largest financial institutions," he says. "We were not immune."

Griffin has basked in praise — whiz kid, wunderkind, the next Warren Buffett — ever since he began trading from his Harvard dorm room 20 years ago and then moved to Chicago to start his hedge fund. In recent years, his firm handily took in more than $1 billion annually.

But now, the whiz kid has lost so much money that it is unclear whether he can make it all back. That reality is playing out among thousands of troubled hedge funds drowning in losses.

Two out of three hedge funds lost money last year, and according to agreements with investors, their managers are supposed to recoup all losses before they start skimming fees from their profits again. That could take years.

And it's unclear whether these traders, so accustomed to flush times, will stick it out long enough to make investors whole again.

Their decisions will reverberate beyond Greenwich, Connecticut, the New York suburb that is a haven for hedge fund honchos. Pension funds, endowments and charities — not just wealthy individuals — all invest in hedge funds.

Assets held by hedge funds surged to nearly $2 trillion as of the start of last year, from $375 billion in 1998, according to estimates from Hedge Fund Research, a Chicago firm. Along the way, hedge funds — once so few in number that they represented a boutique industry populated by a rarefied group of specialists — sprang up like kudzu.

Today, there are around 10,000 hedge funds, compared with around 3,000 a decade ago and just a few hundred two decades ago.

Little other than money unites hedge funds, which invest in areas as varied as bonds, aircraft and small-business loans. They even make bets on the weather.

What they have in common are lucrative fees: managers typically charge 20 percent of profits and 2 percent of total funds under management — the latter of which they earn regardless of performance.

The wealth and power of hedge funds, and those handsome fees, were predicated on what now sounds like a hollow promise: to make money year in and year out.

But the years of easy money are over.

Banks, pinioned by their own enormous mistakes and the economic slump, have cut back on hedge fund lending — essentially turning off a financial spigot that the funds relied upon to goose their returns.

Economic uncertainty makes it harder to predict market movements. And investors, burned by big losses in 2008, are either questioning hedge fund fees or simply avoiding putting more money into the funds.

The regulatory vise, meanwhile, is tightening around an industry that long enjoyed the freedom to trade and operate without the constraints imposed on more traditional firms.

On Thursday, Mary Schapiro, Barack Obama's nominee to head the Securities and Exchange Commission, said during a confirmation hearing that she plans to more tightly regulate hedge funds as part of an effort to "bring transparency and accountability to all corners of the marketplace."

Lawmakers are already considering new taxes and regulations that would require hedge funds to disclose more information about their secretive trading strategies.

Add it all up, and managing a hedge fund looks much less attractive than it used to.

"The magnitude of this current crisis and its effect on their business was a real shock for hedge fund managers," said William Goetzmann, a professor who studies hedge funds at the Yale School of Management. "It will be a long-lasting effect because it's caused customers to question the basic model."

Griffin, fiercely competitive, says he is firmly in the camp of those trying to stay open. But he acknowledges that for several years, he will be working mostly for "psychic income."

NOT everyone is rooting for Citadel. Call up nearly any hedge fund manager, and you will hear the stories about Griffin, now 40, poaching workers, landing a trade on the cheap and stalking wounded peers for deals. Griffin declined to comment on such stories.

His aggression has earned him admirers but has also created enemies. In the low-profile hedge fund industry, people shuddered at his brash claims that Citadel would become as powerful as investment banks like Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs.

His firm has become the fortress that many would love to see broken. Griffin knows that, but he chalks it up to his success. "Over the last 10 years we have been innovative and bold," he says.

But in July, his magic touch deserted him. After reviewing the trading books at Kensington and Wellington, the two largest funds that Citadel manages, he decided to trim some holdings while bolstering an asset class he had traded since his early days: convertible bonds.

But the value of convertibles plummeted as banks, large issuers of such shares, went into a tailspin after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the venerable investment bank.

Citadel made another large bet that the gap between corporate bonds and insurance bought on those bonds, known as credit-default swaps, would narrow. In essence, Griffin was betting that the economy would strengthen and that the price of insurance on debt would cheapen.

Others in the industry backed away from that particular gambit. Paul Touradji, who runs a fund associated with the veteran trader Julian Robertson, said his own digging indicated that more people would need to sell their bond positions than the number that were likely to buy in.

Still, Griffin stuck to his guns, even as his funds fell 16 percent in September. The loss put Citadel in the spotlight and generated speculation about its survival.

One day, the rumor was that Federal Reserve officials were trolling his Chicago headquarters; the next, that his funds were selling off troubled assets, or that banks were pulling credit. (Federal Reserve officials did in fact check up on Citadel. But since last spring, such inquiries have become routine at all large financial institutions. The other rumors were unfounded.)

Griffin says Citadel came under attack because it was a large and easy target — not because it was about to collapse.

By late October, Citadel was fighting for its life. At the end of the month, its funds were down an additional 20 percent and nearing 40 percent losses for the year. Griffin met with all of his employees and held a public conference call to reassure the world about Citadel's financial footing.

Griffin calls that period "surreal" but says he never went to bed worried that Lehman's fate would become his own. The difference with Citadel, Griffin says, is financing. He says he has arranged for credit lines at dozens of banks with durations as long as a year, buying him time. "Any firm that is a lasting, permanent institution goes through rough times," he says. "In three years, they'll write the story about how we came back, much like Goldman Sachs came back after 1929."

Citadel, in fact, is different from many hedge funds that specialize only in trading. Griffin reinvested profits over the years into new service-based businesses. The management company, which is controlled solely by Griffin, also owns a firm that provides administrative services to other hedge funds, as well as the Citadel Derivatives Group, a major player in the options and stock markets. And Citadel recently hired a former Merrill Lynch executive to build a capital markets business, a mainstay of investment banking.

"Citadel is a diverse platform," says Matt Andresen, who runs the Derivatives Group. "Our clients do not interact with the asset management side of the firm, and they've come to know us in an entirely different capacity."

Griffin has full discretion over how much money he uses to subsidize his struggling funds. Last year, Citadel shouldered some of the funds' operating costs, which are known to be among the largest in the industry.

At the same time, though, Citadel blocked investors in its two troubled hedge funds from withdrawing money at the end of last year. The company has told investors that they might be allowed to withdraw money at the end of March.

Griffin explains these decisions by saying that "it was the right thing to do," because withdrawals by some investors might have disadvantaged other investors who remained in the funds. Citadel also canceled its holiday gathering because it was not "right," he says, to celebrate last year.

But right and wrong in hedge fund land is a matter of debate. Industry veterans have been loudly criticizing fund managers who blocked investors from retrieving money. Leon Cooperman, for instance, who runs Omega Advisors, is suing another hedge fund, contending that it didn't allow him to make withdrawals; he said his own fund would never block redemptions.

"You'd have to lower me into the ground before I'd put up a gate," Cooperman says. "Clients deserve to be able to withdraw their money."

Orin Kramer, another hedge fund manager, who also helps oversee the New Jersey pension fund, says that what bothers him most is that managers who are freezing their funds are still charging 2 percent management fees on money they have trapped.

"It's like telling someone at a hotel that they can't check out and then charging them for the privilege of staying," Kramer says.

IN November, five of the country's richest hedge fund managers filed solemnly into a congressional hearing room to be grilled by lawmakers.

They made up a Who's Who of their industry. In addition to Griffin, the group included James Simons, of Renaissance Technologies; Philip Falcone, an activist investor who has bought a large stake in The New York Times; John Paulson, who earned billions of dollars betting against mortgages before the crisis; and George Soros, the Hungarian trader who rode to fame on prescient currency trades in the early 1990s.

Unlike banks or brokerages, hedge funds do not have to reveal information on their financial condition to the government. That means the government has no way to know the value of funds' assets, how much money they borrow, or even how many funds there are.

For years, the industry has argued that hedge funds should be allowed to operate under the radar because they serve sophisticated investors.

But by November, it had become apparent that too many hedge funds, crammed into too many of the same trades, had been forced to sell — and that they did not operate in some distant universe. Like mutual funds, they can roil the markets.

At the hearing, four of the managers surprised lawmakers and their peers by saying that more regulation of their business was needed.

Griffin was the lone holdout. He argued for private market solutions, but as the hearing proceeded, he conceded that he would "not be averse" to greater disclosure to the government, provided that it was not made public. He says now that he is working on providing more transparency to his investors.

Lawmakers proclaimed the day a victory.

"I believe there's been a near-consensus that hedge funds can cause systemic risk," said Representative Carolyn Maloney, a Democrat from New York and a member of the House Financial Services Committee.

Even without government intervention, the days of working behind a curtain may be ending. Investors are already demanding more information about hedge funds' operations.

Eiichiro Kuwana, president of Cook Pine Capital, a firm in Greenwich, Connecticut, that helps wealthy people invest in hedge funds, says that investors once had so much money to invest that they became less circumspect — with many of them investing in hedge funds that refused to provide much information.

No longer.

"Why would I trust a fund with my money if they won't trust me with information?" Kuwana says.

HEDGE FUNDS tend to close by choice; outright collapses are less common. Sometimes banks pull funds' credit lines and managers are forced to shut down. But by and large, the end comes when a manager no longer sees a financial upside for himself or herself.

Few funds have actually shut their doors. The number of funds peaked early last year at 10,233, according to Hedge Fund Research, and fell just 4 percent during the year. And they still manage $1.6 trillion.

Of the funds that lost money last year, the average loss was 29 percent, according to estimates from HedgeFund.net, a research firm. It will take a few years of fairly robust gains — no easy feat in these markets — for funds to simply recoup those losses.

Until then, managers would earn only their 2 percent fee, chump change to most hedge funds. Some managers are already paying talented employees out of their own pockets to persuade them to stay, but it's apparent that surviving this turbulence isn't in the cards for scores of funds.

Touradji of Touradji Capital was one of the few managers to make money last year, up 13 percent. He says that most firms that call themselves hedge funds never really deserved the title.

"There's any number of good violinists, but how many people are good enough to be considered to conduct the Philharmonic?" he says. "The whole concept of hedge funds was always and still is this very high bar, that you were never allowed to say it was a tough market. Come rain or shine, you were supposed to do well — even in tough markets."

But he predicts a slow death for the poseurs. Hedge fund managers, he says, may behave like restaurateurs who keep the doors open long after losses mount, largely because they don't want to work in someone else's kitchen.

For his part, Griffin is not likely to be job-hunting any time soon.

While there is no way to calculate his net worth, it is thought to be at least hundreds of millions of dollars. In May, a monument to his riches will be unveiled at the Art Institute of Chicago. He and his wife donated $19 million for Griffin Court, part of a new modern wing that connects the museum to Millennium Park. And they are hoping they will have plenty of money for their Ph.D. graduate to give out by 2010.

As for Griffin's troubled hedge funds, their survival will pivot on successful trading — they are up 6 percent this year — and on his willingness to use Citadel's other units as a safety net.

Whatever happens, Griffin says he can handle the shakeout in the hedge fund industry. "It's going to be fairly significant, " he says, then pauses and grins. "It's part of capitalism."

 
At 9:35 AM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

It has been a while

Scribe,

Dgn izin.

(sartorially untitled)
(savory satyrs and satires sizzling)

I do not know what you are on about,
to be honest

mahathir said it is just gutter
politics and did nik aziz said
something - malu malaikat
does it matter

as neither could i understand
the world of anyone even as you
as life is a comedy of errors
or a tragedy of righteousness

a master scholar and a busy fellow

Are You Okay, Prince
(while i like what the sultan did)

HANAN 2
By Dr. Mahathir Mohamad

on February 19, 2009 7:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (177) | TrackBacks (0)

Dear Hanan,

1. I think I cannot convince you on anything simply because your perception of things is not based on logic or reason but merely on your strong belief that you are always right, even if the whole world says you are wrong.

2. Jews have lived with Muslims in Muslim countries for centuries without any serious problem.

3. On the other hand in Europe, Jews were persecuted. Every now and again there would be pogroms when the Europeans would massacre Jews. The Holocaust did not happen in Muslim countries. Muslims may discriminate against Jews but did not massacre them.


4. But now you are fighting the largely Muslim Palestinians. It cannot be because of religious differences or the killing of Jews living among them. It must be because you have taken their land and expelled them from their homeland. It is therefore not a religious war. But of course as you seek sympathisers from among the non-Muslims, the Palestinians seek sympathisers among the Muslims. That still does not make the war a religious war.

5. Whether you speak Hebrew or not is not relevant. Lots of people who are not English speak English. They don't belong to England. For centuries you could speak Hebrew but remained Germans, British, French, Russians etc.

6. Lots of Jews cannot speak Hebrew but they are still Jews. Merely being able to speak Hebrew does not entitle you to claim Palestine.

7. The Jews had lived in Europe for centuries. They identify themselves with their domicile. They fought the wars of these countries often against other Jews living in enemy countries.

8. These countries are their homeland. So why should they take Palestinian land to make their own country? They could take any of the European countries as their own country. The United States of America should offer one of its states as Israel.

9. As to history, the Malays had occupied a lot of land in Southeast Asia since time immemorial. Today much of our land has become part of neighbouring countries, having been conquered or because of treaties entered into by the British. We should really go to war to regain our land especially as there are Malays living there.

10. But we want to live in peace with our neighbours. So we accept the borders drawn by the colonialists.

11. You may say it is a joke to believe the Philistines are the forebears of the Palestinians. But what may be a joke to you is a serious belief of much of the non-Jewish world.

12. We did not have a Jewish representative at our conference. But I am sure when you have a conference in Israel you did not have Muslim representatives either.

13. I can sympathise over the killings of the Jews. But show me pictures of total destruction of Israeli towns and villages. Show me the effect of the primitive Hamas rockets on the Israeli people. Compare them with the effects of your bombs, rockets, shells, chemical weapons you used on the Gazans. When did Hamas blockade you and starve Israeli people and deprive them of medical attention. Did Hamas build a wall to separate Israelis from other Israelis including from family members? Did Hamas build settlements in Israel?

14. This idea of out-terrorising the terrorists, of massive retaliation on a scale that horrifies the whole world will not work.

15. Our people who went to Gaza were amazed at the attitude of the people there. Even after the deaths of so many of them, the deaths of their children and babies; even after their towns have been flattened, their schools and hospitals destroyed, they show no fear. Every one of them expects to die at any time because of your attacks but they would never surrender. When asked they simply said it is their land and they would defend it to the last. Even an Arab Christian priest was determined to stay on in Gaza. Those of their children who survive will prepare themselves to defend their land like their parents. Your attacks fail to terrify them or to force them to submit. You only succeed in instilling greater hatred of Israel and the Israelis.

16. When it was pointed out to them that they are no match for the Israeli forces and their weapons of mass destruction, when it was pointed out that their rockets were primitive and cannot compare with the destructiveness of Israeli rockets, they were not disheartened. The Israeli attacks simply strengthened their resolve to go on fighting. The Israeli idea to out-terrorise them has not worked and I believe it would not work.

17. Your arguments simply confirm my belief that the Jews have the same degree of hatred for the Palestinians, despite the fact that you suffer less than them.

18. The war has degenerated into a feud between Palestinians and Israelis. The Palestinians know they cannot win the war but that simply heightened their hatred for Israelis. They will nevertheless try to kill Jews, even if that will intensify Jewish hatred for the Palestinians. And you will retaliate with many times greater ferocity because you cannot force them to their knees. Their resistance simply increase your anger and hatred of them.

19. We have come to an impasse. If Israel is bent on occupying Palestinian land, on building Jewish settlements, on building Berlin walls and on sanctions and blockade, the Palestinians will continue their futile attacks. Arabs will die, maybe 10 for every one Jew. But with the hatred for Jews which they harbour, that is a worthwhile sacrifice. And Jews will kill more Arabs to express their hatred. And so it will go on as it had gone for 60 years, as it will go on for another 60 years or more.

20. Dear Hanan, tell your Government to compromise.



sementara di bumi melayu
sultan perak raja melayu
dirgahayu tuanku

adakah in cukup bahan bukti
saperti yang akan dineracakan
segala amalan dan berbicara segala saksi

terima kasih beras tujuh butir
bismillah dan selawat baginda rasul

kemudian kunyah dan telan

(tertibnya - niat di mana?)



kepada allah berserah


terima kasih mahaguru penglipurlara

 
At 7:56 PM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

Boycott Israel and American Companies Supporting Zionist Israel user
by dulcefloare,
on Fri Jan 9, 2009 9:09am PST 12 Read More from This Author

I don't have the time to give you a lengthy expose on why I am against the ethnic cleansing in Gaza done by Isis Ra El. Do your own research.

Please, don't come here commenting about how Hamas is bombarding Israel with rockets. Hamas rockets have no targeting capabilities, and 99.9% of the time never do any damage to buildings, much less kill any people.
Israel's response is about as fair as dropping a 2-ton bomb on your neighbor because he fired fireworks in your yard.

If you support Israel because you think the Jews are God's "chosen" people, go read The Thriteenth Tribe by Arthur Koestler. The majority of Jews aren't even Semitic, they're Ashkenazi, of Turkish descent, who converted to Judaism about 700 years after Jesus died. (???? - mine a muslim: ?))

http://jewishcompanies.com/
http://www.mavensearch.com/subjects/165

Top 13

1) General Electric
2) CATerpillar (bulldozer that killed Rachel Corrie in 2002)
3) The Home Depot
4) The Limited
5) Starbucks
6) McDonald’s
7) Estée Lauder
8) L’Oréal
9) Delta Galil
10) Marks & Spencer
11) Sara Lee
12) Coca-Cola
13) Intel

The Home Depot

Bernie Marcus, founder of Home Depot,

Les Wexner, founder of The Limited (see below),

Edgar Bronfman Sr., who once owned Seagram’s,

Lou Ranieri, a major Wall Street player who now co-owns one of Israel’s largest banks, Jeanne Kirkpatrick, former U.S. Ambassador to the UN,

and Jack Kemp." (Kemp was the running-mate of Bob Dole in the 1996 presidential election – Google him for lots of Zionist connections.)

Products and Affiliated Companies:

Home Depot retail stores

EXPO Design Centers

Villager’s Hardware stores

Apex Supply Company

Georgia Lighting

Maintenance Warehouse

National Blinds & Wallpaper


The Limited
Products and Affiliated Companies:

Intimate Brands:

(Bath & Body Works, White Barn Candle Company, Victoria’s Secret)

Express (667 stores)

The Limited (389 stores)

Lerner New York (560 stores)

Structure (469 stores)

New York and Company (79 stores)

Mast Industries (apparel manufacturer)

Henri Bendel (Fifth avenue – single store)

Hollinger Publishing

Starbucks
Products and Affiliated Companies:

Starbucks Coffee Stores (4,709 locations world-wide)

Starbucks coffee, chocolates, biscuits & ice-cream products

Seattle Coffee Company in the United Kingdom

Pasqua Inc., a San Francisco based coffee retailer (acquired 1998).

Hear Music, a San Francisco based music company (acquired 1999).

Tazo®, a Portland, Oregon based tea company (acquired 1999).

Hotels with Starbucks:

Hyatt Hotels
Marriott Hotels
Starwood Hotels (Sheraton)

Bookstores with Starbucks:

Canadian bookstore Chapters Inc
Barnes & Noble, Inc bookstores

Albertson’s Supermarkets

The New York Times

Estee Lauder
Products and Affiliated Companies:

Estée Lauder cosmetics

Aramis, Clinique, DKNY, Prescriptives, Origins Natural Resources

MAC Cosmetics, La Mer, Bobbi Brown Essentials

Tommy Hilfiger Toiletries, Jane, Donna Karan Cosmetics

Aveda, Stila Cosmetics, Jo Malone, Bumble & Bumble, Kate Spade


L'Oreal
Products and Affiliated Companies:

LaRoche – Posay Pharmaceuticals

Maybelline, Ralph Lauren, Helena Rubinstein

Redken 5th Avenue NYC

Giorgio Armani Perfumes, Lancome Paris

Delta Galil - Israel's Largest Textile Manufacturer

Marks & Spencer (underwear, socks, baby wear, leisure wear, and rugs – see below). http://www.odaction.org/challenge/60/textil.html Also supplies
* Victoria’s Secret, the GAP, J. C. Penny, Playtex, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Hugo Boss, Banana Republic, Structure, J-Crew, and Pryca. Is one-quarter owned by
Sara Lee (see below)

Sara Lee

Sara Lee Bakery

Meat: Hillshire Farm, Jimmy Dean, Bryan, Ball Park, Aoste

Coffee and coffee systems: Superior Coffee, Douwe Egberts, Maison Café, Pilao

Tea: Pickwick

Body care: Sanex, Body Mist, Brylcreem, Aqua Velva, Radox

Shoe care: Kiwi

Air fresheners: Ambi Pur

Hanes – Intimate apparel, hosiery, socks, knitwear, work wear, casual wear

Playtex – Intimate apparel

Champion – Men’s and women’s athletic apparel and men’s underwear

L’eggs – Hosiery

Dim – Intimate apparel, hosiery

Bali – Intimate apparel

Just My Size – Intimate apparel

Lovable – Intimate apparel, men’s underwear, socks

Outer Banks – T-shirts, sport shirts

Wonder bra – Intimate apparel

Gossard – Intimate apparel

Coca Cola
Products and Affiliated Companies:

Soft Drinks:

Coca-Cola (incl. Cherry Coke)

Fanta, Fresca, Frescolita, Sprite, Tab

Bacardi Mixers, Hi-C, Fruitopia

Dr. Pepper and other Schweppes brands (in some countries – check the can)

Other:

Dasani Water

Minute Maid, Five Alive, Sun Valley

Nescafé, Nestea, Tasters Choice

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At 10:23 AM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

Scribe,

Greatest Memories
(african chills is an other cd)

Let me, allow me to thank you
thank you dato' thank you dato'
terima kasih pak kadir jasin
for such a lovely bla bla bla
as only you could pull it off

blase in french is again in eu
something is just not right
as american bernard madoff off to jail

- THE PONZI KING! fellow inmates
treat him nice as the lovely requeim:
A 'sorry and ashamed' Bernard Madoff pleads guilty
By LARRY NEUMEISTER and TOM HAYS,
Associated Press Writers –

NEW YORK – Saying he was "deeply sorry and ashamed," Bernard Madoff pleaded guilty Thursday to pulling off perhaps the biggest swindle in Wall Street history and was immediately led off to jail in handcuffs to the applause of his seething victims in the courtroom.

U.S. District Judge Denny Chin denied bail for Madoff, 70, and ordered him to jail, noting that he had the means to flee and an incentive to do so because of his age.

Madoff earlier spoke softly but firmly to the judge as he pleaded guilty to 11 charges in his first public comments about his crimes since the scandal broke in early December.

too many knives that cut both ways
to many knaves that fall both ways
and what funny fellow creatures
comments posted and amusing
a tiger a cube in a blurr
snapshots and peace purring amokers

as a samurai would have it - extra!
sumimasen is a japanese wrestle
a barbie doll all hitched up jawa
as imaginative as only the soul
could profound to whisper a snare
to seek a command performance

what will it be that concedes
with a strenuous strikes strategic
shall it be the father of the son
hear his command! proceed!
and regards to tun che det cherished
his long campaign and style bestowed
let it be that abdullah chose anwar
- he waited for him
sapertimana riba itu zalim

and ke mana tumpahnya kuah!

greatest memories last very long
and how a man to his beginnings end
siapa yang tahu bersyukur beruntung


the battle has just begun, scribe
is tun dr mahathir up to it?
(check mate, scribe, and perhaps a rose
can tell us in how many moves)

 
At 9:36 AM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

Scribe,

In For A Dirham, In For A Dinar
(the snake charmers way)

The Madani-Hadarians:
yes and as very interesting
in the concept of unity is
the trinity as the concepcion
as the suluk and phantom pantheism
striking a monotheism chord true
in the unity government seculo-religio

brilliant idea is it not
the lightning flash of vision
the heart of divine inspiration?

one may wonder when two wrongs
do not make one right and three
is a company - even if it is
and selodm is namus-akbar
in the present tense

while at the mandrin
overlooking the fountains
and thoughts flow and ebb
appearing and disappearing
as the guests of the towers
in the city warm nights

a fool and his money will soon part
and as it is with twins
three fools and their monies
even they be holies or mystics
and gnostics and dalai lamas

(i guess all the good and not so good rooms in KL are all taken up, scribe - the downfall of abdullah is the show, i love to catch - so are they going be an old umno dog less or a topcat)

 
At 3:20 AM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

Scribe,

Tersurat Dan Tersirat
( ;) )

Sila ambil maklum komen yang terlalu songsang faktanya atau masih menghasut tidak akan saya siarkan.

agaknya bahasa menunjukkan bangsa tidak menyangkal mukluman ini terlalu
emosional tanpa kata-kata yang rasional
menyentuh kalbu sangat-sangat jembel saperti ranum kata orang tua-tua juga
berbalah pendapat berbeza pandangan
kerana santan pulut binasa

(Dalam hal blog - macam macam cerita untuk semua citarasa)

budaya siber dan rukun bermasyarakat
suatu persoalan terlalu besar dan luas dan terlalu emisional untuk kita mengngagaknya - akal kita terlalu kerdil memahami rahsia hidup
jangan hanya mengupas tanpa faham erti rasanya
saperti melawat kembali rujukan
dan peristiwa-peristiwa hidup
yang telah mengajak kita kembali
kedunia persepsi reality kita
- kebebasan! keadilan! kesaksamaan

a blog and his master
realitinya kata-kata
maksud dan hakikat tersirat tuan empunya
pemangkin pendorong pencetus
racun atau penawar penziarahnya
tercatit dalam urutan kata-kata
tinta digital mereka

buku kedangkalan itu ubatnya tajam
mata ruas tindakbalas yang setimpal
saperti sains keadilan itu sempurna
buta mata dewinya celek di sanubari
cahaya seni kebenaran

(Dalam soal menghina raja saya masih menunggu apa babak selanjutnya cerita Bukit Gelugor meuar-uarkan keinginannya menyaman tuakan sultan perak dan bagaimana sudahnya saperti siapa yang sebenarnya mengendali blog beralamat http://books.dreambooks.com/duliduli.html yang mempunyai pautan kepada laman web Sultan Perak, www.sultanperak.gov.my - apakah wujud peringatan tentang kata-kata kesat dilaman blog itu?
- sebagai contoh: dalam perbicaraan)

reckless dan negligence itu perbuatan masyhur dan ternama
saperti menghina raja dan istana
membentang bisikan tanpa tertibnya
hodoh jadinya
rendah riuhnya nanti di alam maya
kenapa dibiarkannya si-megat istana
suara kesat rakyat miskin budibicara budaya lama bebas
menyelusup masuk minda baru dan muda
tercemar percikan kejahilan moderen

(Kalau saya berpeluang saya ingin bertanya kepada dr Mahathir Mohamed dalam bahasa apakah sain ekonomi islam itu dan dalam bahasa manakah sain pencatuman nukliar (nuclear fission) itu diajar nanti? Apakah perlu adunan debu tuhan (god's particle of CERN) menjyakannya?


Terima Kasih.

 
At 9:09 AM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

Scribe,

Neo And The Matrix
(while yusuf contemplates)

The coordinated global stimulus
package sounds a bit tremulous
tasting too sweet a baby's formula
too thick sugar coated holy grail
a concort medusa only the G7 churn could
save the Wall Street creme de la creme
as would a honey suckled Ponzi scheme

And the lean and the ill favoured kine
did eat up the first seven fat kine

the more mind-boggling the bend
the more curious the interest rend
while the secret banking facts unfurl
the usury flag sags sad and unfluttering
as the world of crony capitalism
in their death throes scream
it is the economists ghoulish dream

And the lean and the ill favoured kine
did eat up the first seven fat kine

as farm fresh at the back of our mind
the mantra vivid on their fat lips kind
to the IMF-World Bank dictum beholden
the poor and hungry are still more
than willing to believe and to jump
onto the snake oil wagon that promises
quick cures and quicker returns from a disastrous harvest sub-primal

And the lean and the ill favoured kine
did eat up the first seven fat kine

while the consumers ponder and fret
the plastic credit grows abundant
the 'oracle' mums her words chewing
on the chaff and answers not a query
while the silos grow empty of the grain
when will the skinny kines grow fat again?

And the lean and the ill favoured kine
did eat up the first seven fat kine

and salamun 'ala yusuf fil 'alameen
the master in the matrix of the dream



(are you in a rush off to somewhere, Scribe? it is so unlike you to write with so many inconsistancies)

 
At 4:22 AM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

Scribe dan para pengcomment,

Tindakan & Tindakbalas
(kesan permainan ekonomi dan matawang G7)

1. Renewed strength of euro threatens economy
By Matthew Saltmarsh

Friday, March 20, 2009
PARIS: After a brief respite, the euro is gaining strongly against the currencies of its main trading partners, further threatening the Continent's wilting economy. That is adding to pressure on the European Central Bank to enact radical steps similar to those that are weakening the dollar, the pound and the Swiss franc.

A rising currency typically dampens demand for exports, an important component of growth. That in turn slows production in factories, with ripple effects on related industries and on jobs.

Since the start of the month, the euro has gained about 7.8 percent against the dollar, 4.7 percent against the pound and 3.1 percent against the franc.

Despite falling on Friday, the euro still posted its biggest weekly gain of the year against the dollar. In late trading in New York, it was at about $1.36.

Jean-Michel Six, chief European economist at Standard & Poor's, forecast that the euro would push through $1.60 by the end of September, and also pass the parity level against the pound by then.

"If the euro keeps rising, it will be really grim news for the euro economy, which is already in very bad shape," said Paul de Grauwe, a professor at the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium.

Even before the recent rally, exports from the 16-country euro area had been decimated. During 2008, the region recorded a trade deficit of €32.1 billion, compared with a surplus of €15.8 billion in 2007.

The value of exports from Germany, the world leader in manufactured goods, fell more than 20 percent in January, the sharpest drop in 16 years. Industrial production in the euro zone has fallen for five straight months.

The main reason for the currency's rise, analysts said, is because central banks in the United States, Britain and Switzerland are taking radical steps to increase the amount of dollars, francs and pounds in circulation to try to revive lending. But their actions, known as "quantitative easing," also carry inflationary risks.

The E.C.B., based in Frankfurt, has chosen not to follow this path, for now.

"All eyes are on Frankfurt," said Jim O'Neill, chief economist in London at Goldman Sachs. "Foreign-exchange markets are sensing that there's a new game unless they do something more to facilitate a weaker euro."

There are now some signs of discontent from policy makers, who fear that the European economy is bearing a disproportionate burden in the global adjustment that is under way.

One euro-zone finance ministry official, who asked not to be identified because he was not authorized to speak publicly, said that the falling pound could soon start to cause distortions in the European internal market, if inexpensive British goods started winning market share in the euro zone and in outside markets.

"It could become a substantial problem," he said.

After coming to power, President Nicolas Sarkozy of France berated the E.C.B. on a number of occasions for not doing enough to revive the economy.

But for now, French officials are wary of putting more political pressure on the E.C.B. even if exporters based in France, like EADS, the parent of Airbus, suffer as the euro rises.

Berlin has always been loathe to back steps that might compromise the independence of the E.C.B., and French officials are aware that they need German cooperation on a host of other economic issues, from market regulation to bank bailouts.

Relations between France and Germany are only just starting to improve after recent tensions.

Still, the finance ministers of France and Ireland, as well as the governor of the Bank of Italy, have in recent weeks grumbled about the low level of the British currency, comments that have raised eyebrows in the market.

The level of the pound is important for the euro zone. It accounts for 21 percent of the E.C.B.'s nominal effective exchange rate, a weighted average of euro currency rates against its major trading partners. The dollar accounts for 24 percent.

There appears to be less concern about the weak dollar, something that many European officials feel is needed to bring down the U.S. current-account deficit and help rebalance the world economy.

Switzerland also been taking steps to weaken its currency, the franc. The Swiss National Bank intervened last week in foreign-exchange markets. The bank also said it would buy corporate bonds as it cut its benchmark interest rate to 0.25 percent from 0.5 percent. But Switzerland is a less important trading partner.

The E.C.B. has room still to lower its benchmark interest rate, which at 1.5 percent is the highest in the Group of 7. The Federal Reserve and the Bank of Japan have lowered their key rates to close to zero and the Bank of England's is at 0.5 percent.

But the other central banks, and the Swiss, have also said that they will purchase government bonds in an effort to reduce long-term interest rates and revive economic growth. With higher rates, and a reduced likelihood of an inflationary expansion of money supply, investors have chosen to shift into euro-area assets, especially German government bonds.

Another side effect of those actions has been on commodity prices like gold and oil, which have gained this week as investors moved out of dollar assets and into what are perceived as safer assets.

As long as the E.C.B. does not follow the actions of the others, "it's beggar thy neighbor for the euro," said de Grauwe, the professor. "When your house is on fire, you don't just stand back and watch."

Some E.C.B. Governing Council members have made it apparent that they could support such steps. But so far the E.C.B. has resisted, preferring to take a wait-and-see approach. The E.C.B. inherited from the German central bank a basic fear of stoking inflation.

Another problem is that the E.C.B. is limited by treaties in how it operates in the government bond market. And there is also the question of which country's bonds it would buy.

The E.C.B. president, Jean-Claude Trichet, said this past week that the bank was studying unconventional monetary steps, although "they won't necessarily be the same as our counterparts."

One option for the E.C.B. would be to intervene in the currency market. Only instead of buying euros, as it did alongside other major central banks in 2000 after the euro hit a record low around 82 cents, this time it would be selling them.

However, it would probably have to act alone; the currency issue is not on the agenda of the upcoming meeting of the Group of 20 nations in London to discuss steps to restart growth and improve regulation.

Also, analysts said, intervention has a limited effect unless the currency involved has reached an "inflection point" where it can easily change direction.

The only other option is verbal intervention, and ministers might eventually try to talk down the currency.

But are the markets in a mood to listen? "Forget about it," said Mr. Six, of Standard & Poor's. "It might work for 10 minutes. After that, it shows you have no power."


(saperti kata tun che det - jangan pandai berbahas dalam apa bahasa pun tetapi ilmu tiada macam temasek jadinya)


2. Auditors project deeper deficits for Obama budget

The Associated Press
Saturday, March 21, 2009
WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama's budget would produce $9.3 trillion in deficits over the next decade, more than four times the deficits of Republican George W. Bush's presidency, congressional auditors said Friday.

The new Congressional Budget Office figures offered a far more dire outlook for Obama's budget than the new administration predicted just last month — a deficit $2.3 trillion worse. It's a prospect even the president's own budget director called unsustainable.

In his White House run, Obama assailed the economic policies of his predecessor, but the eye-popping deficit numbers threaten to swamp his ambitious agenda of overhauling health care, exploring new energy sources and enacting scores of domestic programs.

The dismal deficit figures, if they prove to be accurate, inevitably raise the prospect that Obama and his Democratic allies controlling Congress would have to consider raising taxes after the recession ends or else pare back his agenda.

By CBO's calculation, Obama's budget would generate deficits averaging almost $1 trillion a year of red ink over 2010-2019.

Worst of all, CBO says the deficit under Obama's policies would never go below 4 percent of the size of the economy, figures that economists agree are unsustainable. By the end of the decade, the deficit would exceed 5 percent of gross domestic product, a dangerously high level
.

White House budget chief Peter Orszag said that CBO's long-range economic projections are more pessimistic than those of the White House, private economists and the Federal Reserve and that he remained confident that Obama's budget, if enacted, would produce smaller deficits.

Even so, Orszag acknowledged that if the CBO projections prove accurate, Obama's budget would produce deficits that could not be sustained.

"Deficits in the, let's say, 5 percent of GDP range would lead to rising debt-to-GDP ratios that would ultimately not be sustainable," Orszag told reporters.

Deficits so big put upward pressure on interest rates as the government offers more attractive interest rates to attract borrowers.

"I think deficits of 5 percent (of GDP) are unsupportable," said economist Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody's Economy.com. "It will lead to higher interest rates to the point where it will force policymakers to make changes."

Republicans immediately piled on.

"This report should serve as the wake-up call this administration needs," said House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio. "We simply cannot continue to mortgage our children and grandchildren's future to pay for bigger and more costly government."

But Obama insisted on Friday that his agenda is still on track.

"What we will not cut are investments that will lead to real growth and prosperity over the long term," Obama said. "That's why our budget makes a historic commitment to comprehensive health care reform. That's why it enhances America's competitiveness by reducing our dependence on foreign oil and building a clean energy economy."

Obama's $3.6 trillion budget for the 2010 fiscal year beginning Oct. 1 contains ambitious programs to overhaul the U.S. health care system and initiate new "cap-and-trade" rules to combat global warming.

Both initiatives involve raising federal revenues sharply higher, but those dollars wouldn't be used to defray the burgeoning deficit and would instead help pay for Obama's health plan and implement Obama's $400 tax credit for most workers and $800 for couples.

Obama's budget promises to cut the deficit to $533 billion in five years. The CBO says the red ink for that year will total $672 billion.

Most disturbing to Obama allies like Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad, D-N.D., are the longer term projections, which climb above $1 trillion again by the end of the next decade and approach 6 percent of GDP by 2019.

Among about a dozen major changes to Obama's budget, Conrad is looking to curb Obama's 9 percent increase for non-defense appropriations to show short-term progress and insists that the long-term deficit and debt crisis will have to be addressed via a special bipartisan commission.

"The budget that I'll submit will cut the deficit by more than two-thirds over these first five years," Conrad. "These imbalances are just absolutely unsustainable."

The worsening economy is responsible for the even deeper fiscal mess inherited by Obama. As an illustration, CBO says the deficit for the current budget year, which began Oct. 1, will top $1.8 trillion, $93 billion more than foreseen by the White House. That would equal 13 percent of GDP, a level not seen since World War II.

The 2009 deficit, fueled by the $700 billion Wall Street bailout and diving tax revenues stemming from the worsening recession, is four times the previous $459 billion record set just last year.

The CBO's estimate for 2010 is worse as well, with a deficit of almost $1.4 trillion expected under administration policies, about $200 billion more than predicted by Obama.

Long-term deficit predictions have proven notoriously fickle — George W. Bush inherited flawed projections of a 10-year, $5.6 trillion surplus and instead produced record deficits — and if the economy outperforms CBO's expectations, the deficits could prove significantly smaller.

Republicans say Obama's budget plan taxes, spends and borrows too much, and they've been sharply critical of his $787 billion economic stimulus measure and a just-passed $410 billion omnibus spending bill that awarded big increases to domestic agency budgets.

The administration says it inherited deficits totaling $9 trillion over the next decade and that its budget plan cuts $2 trillion from those deficits. But most of those spending reductions come from reducing costs for the war in Iraq.

On the Net:
Congressional Budget Office
: http://www.cbo.gov/

(sebenarnya negara-negara selain G& adalah hamba kepada negara G7 atau Tuan Scribe ada pandangan berbeza dan hanya mahu melihat sejauh hari semalam: cukuplah kita berpolitikusing sekangkang kera dan mati tupai berangan semacam bro anwar bin ibrahim (dan bro anwar bin ibrahim - sebenarnya fairus tkm1 itu dah lama nak kena tendang - tak percaya tanya si zahrain mof pkr)

 
At 3:02 AM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

Scribe,

The Najib Mini Buget
(questions for the 'oracle')

Oracle: An oracle can be a person who prohesies in a temple, a shrine, or any place where such person resides or a prophetic deity is worshipped or answers given by said people...

Alhamdulillah.

Without doubt this is a most wonderful posting by you again, Scribe.

Counting on your good nature and generosity, I have some questions that I hope when it pleases you and the 'oracle', the 'oracle' would be kind enough to answer; and since you have the good fortune to know the 'oracle', I hope you would be kind enough to convey these questions to the 'oracle', Scribe.

1. Was the Budget2009- Kerajaan Prihatin well crafted?

2. Even if the Budget2009 was construed well thought out and designed, will the Mini Budget be effective in contributing towards mitigating the impact of the global contraction on the domestic economy even if it delivers the promises it made to the people quickly and without wastage, irrespective who they are affected by this post Sub-Prime crisis?

2. Considering The Obama Budget Plan: his budget plan probably will change, but in the end his four priorities must be met. Those are plans to boost investments in clean energy technologies, including wind and solar power; more money for childhood education programs, affordable college costs and higher standards for schools; a health care overhaul that will lower costs, including Medicare and Medicaid; and a scrutiny on domestic spending that will lead to cuts in the deficit.

How would Malaysia make up her deficits - will domestic spending leads to cuts in the deficit?

3. Will the RMK-9 still be viable or does the (new) Prime Minister of Malaysia have priorities that must be met?

4. What will the growth in Malaysian GDP be for the next ten years be? When will there be a surplus budget?

5. ...IMF has failed and the global financial system has melted

Is the Malaysian government addressing the real issue? Is the Ministery of Finance prescibing the right medicine for the Malaysian economy in the prevailing global finacial and economics situation?

6. Will Malaysia come out stronger and be a more competitive economically?

7. Or are we blindly following the recommendations of the IMF and applying their formula which is said to be as per David Brooks:a series of beggar-thy-neighbor exchange-rate policies, followed by rising trade barriers and the degradation of the entire global system - when it does not apply to us and if we hope to survive this crisis and come out the better economically this time as we have done from the Asian Financial Crisis of 1997 come up with our own formula?


Alhamdulillah; and I would like to share this Bernama news with you and the kopitiam gang and hope you guys will enjoy it while never forgetting the 'oracle':

Kelembapan Ekonomi Pacu Aktiviti Tukang Tilik Di India
Oleh P. Vijian

NEW DELHI, 21 Mac (Bernama) -- Kemelesatan ekonomi global mungkin membawa kesengsaraan kepada ramai pihak tetapi bukan untuk pakar astrologi atau tukang tilik di India yang semakin meraih keuntungan.

Situasi ekonomi tidak menentu ketika ini turut merangsang kepercayaan adat-adat lampau seperti ramalan astrologi di mana aktiviti tukang tilik semakin berkembang di India.

Kepercayaan terhadap penjajaran planet yang cenderung untuk membawa kesan langsung ke atas hal ehwal dunia dan individu telah begitu menebal di kalangan masyarakat di negara ini.

"Ramai orang kini beralih semula kepada pakar astrologi sejak keadaan ekonomi semakin meruncing. Setiap hari kita lihat peningkatan bilangan orang yang ingin mendapatkan nasihat tukang tilik," kata Presiden Persatuan Ahli Astrologi Chennai, S. Govindaraja...

-Bernama


Terima Kasih semerah padi, Scribe; dan kita harap PAU-59 berjalan dengan lancar dan baik. Ameen.


demi agama, bangsa dan negara

 
At 11:31 AM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

Kopi Anda, Pak Kair Jasin
(idol saya! hensese pun hensem
macam si haji bakhil pembantunya
kereta jaguar! lepak di kopitiam -apaarah! -
mesti rajin dan bernas
dalam semua pekara
(because once you saved me in
a tea party i crashed)

- (ikhlas itu rahsia tuhan)

my salam to both Tun Mahathir and Family)

Sdr Ruhanie Ahmad,

Perhimpunan Agung Ku Ke-59
(bertapa mudanya aku ketika itu)

bung! mas! sayang ku si kuda kepang
sambil menggosok gosok mahkotanya
sapertinya kuda zulkarnian si-sulaiman
nabi raja sepelusuk cucu khalilullah kita

salaamun 'ala ibrahim fil-'alamiin

dikemas-kemaskan tocang-toacangnya, bung
teringatkan kita perhimpunan kita
membawa rasa - entahlah
seronok pun ada
suka pun ada
rindu pun ada
letih pun ada
sesal pun ada
sedih pun ada
semacam segala perisa
saperti pun perencah

tapi rindukan mas
seperti hanya mas yang tahu
juga kita selami bertapa dalamnya

kasih kita akan che det, bung -
bagaimana?

rasa kita terbuai politik kan , bung
demi bangsa, agama dan negara
manis di lidah tersenyum bibir
lupakan kita Tun Hasmah kekasih anak raja
semua

hidung mancung
senyuman menawan boleh tahan
ketika itu usia kita berapa, doktuur

hanya itulah yang ku tahu akan bawahnya arus
parti bangsaku ini, wahai temanku
memperjuangkan yang hidup
memperjudikan nyawa dan umur usia

setelah kitab kitab kita telaah
ceritanya cerita benarlah belaka
di dunia dulu
zaman dahulu
seketika

dan gelaknya kuda kepang mas mesti tahu
di perhimpunan agung ku ini
kita mendatanginya dengan segala harapan murni saperti mengejar-ngejarnya
nabi
debaran hati

apa yang kau kerjakan hari ini
akan kau tuainya di hari kelak

dan si-fakir itu hanya kirim salamnya

selamat bersidang di Perhimpunan
dan kirimkanlah salam kasih kepada semua
pewakilan pepermerhati
kepada abang abang kakek-kakeknya
semua
berserta do'a dan seiringi salam selawat
tak terlupa hadiah
fatihah kekasih
buat semua teman teman

saperti butiran-butiran delima bermahkota berlian bergedipan

berkatakan kita bung

bismillah

dan ikhlas itu sehalus halus bisik
malaaikat Allahul-malikul-mulki
al aziizur-rahiim


kepada allah berserah


(a poem for our datuk sharifah J, actually - she was right!
we love tun
but the presiden you don't touch
in brackets

how the ending will be i don't know
but i know it will be happy!

i am a malay)



terima kasih ahardcoreumnodudewillsaydemibangsaagamadannegara!



ps. the security is something else these days, scribe

 
At 4:40 AM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

ada orang tulis:
KJ menang, umno kalah

maka Mas:
muhyiddin yassin gelak besar!
(dan semua orang johor dan tanah melayu - alhmadulillah)

sCriBe,

Sdr Melati Ini Ahli UMNO Kah?
(apa pak kadir tak arif akan akan pertanyaan-pertanyaan kitakah)

indah sungguh surah al-qalam,
tak begitu, scribe?

nuuuun bunyinya

bukankah allah itu al-malikul-mulki
diberinya kerjaan
kepada siapa yang dikehendakinya
ditariknya kerajaan
dari siapa yang dikehendakinya
dan di atas segala sesuatu

qadiir

apa kita biasa meramal, scribe?

coba-cobalah
mana tahu tangan siapa sampai
ke langit dan siapa tersungkur
jelingan mata

nuuuun jauhnya
kita tersesat jalan
di atas siratul mustaqiim

mustahil itu kerja tuhan, scribe?


(nota:
bukankah telah kita katakan
hidup kali kedua
syukur kita
ke hadrat illahi)

kepada allah kita berserah

 
At 10:45 AM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

Scribe

Of Lunatics, Weretigers And The Full Moon
(ever heard of ibu embun myth)

I would like to share a funny and fresh vogue spin:

U.S. reconciliation offer "lunatic": Taliban spokesman
By Sayed Salahuddin Sayed Salahuddin
11 mins ago

KABUL (Reuters) – Taliban insurgents reject a U.S. offer of "honorable reconciliation," a top spokesman said on Wednesday, calling it a "lunatic idea" and saying the only way to end the war was to withdraw foreign troops.

With the Afghan conflict now in its eighth year, NATO-led forces and the Taliban are locked in a bloody stalemate with violence set to rise further this year as more U.S. troops arrive and seek to contain the insurgency ahead of August elections.

President Barack Obama is redoubling U.S. efforts with more troops, more diplomatic effort and more economic assistance, but he has also already spoken of the need for an "exit strategy."

If the U.S. plan fails to show results, analysts say, time is on the Taliban side.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told an international conference on Afghanistan on Tuesday that those members of the Taliban who abandoned extremism must be granted an "honorable form of reconciliation."

"This matter was also raised in the past," said Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid, referring to comments last month by Obama, who spoke of reaching out to moderate Taliban.

"They have to go and find the moderate Taliban, their leader and speak to them. This is a lunatic idea," Mujahid said by telephone from an unknown location.

Mujahid is one of two spokesman authorized to speak for the Taliban leadership council, headed by Mullah Mohammad Omar.

The 21,000 extra U.S. troops ordered by Obama to join the 70,000 foreign soldiers now fighting insurgents in Afghanistan showed the United States wanted the war to continue, Mujahid said, and the Taliban would keep fighting till they left.

"There is no other way. We want our freedom and respect for our independence," Mujahid said.

Swiftly ousted by U.S.-led forces in 2001 for harboring al Qaeda after the September 11 attacks, the Taliban regrouped and have steadily spread their attacks from their traditional support base in the south and east to areas closer to the capital.

STALEMATE

NATO commanders admit that mainly British, Canadian and Dutch troops are locked in a stalemate in the south, unable to stop insurgent roadside and suicide bomb attacks without the active support of the population, while Taliban militants are incapable of overcoming Western troops in head-on battle.

Most of the new U.S. troops will be deployed in the south in an effort to break that stalemate, but while U.S. commanders say their forces, mainly in the east, are making progress against the insurgency, violence has risen steadily there too.

As Obama unveiled his new strategy he focused on the fight against al Qaeda and not allowing Afghanistan to again become a base for Osama bin Laden's group to attack the United States.

By doing so, Obama effectively changed the measure of success in Afghanistan from the Bush administration's goal of also defeating the Taliban and installing Western-style democracy.

Despite the Taliban's harsh rhetoric against foreign troops, the Islamist movement says it does not need al Qaeda support and has also toned down its criticism of the Afghan government.

The shifting stances offer a glimpse of what a possible peace deal may entail: Taliban repudiation of al Qaeda in return for a pledge to withdraw foreign troops.

But while moderate former Taliban officials have been involved in Saudi-sponsored talks to explore ways of opening dialogue with the insurgents, the Taliban are unlikely to engage in negotiations as long as they feel they are winning the war.

Strong indigenous security forces are a key to success in counter-insurgency, U.S. military doctrine states, and Obama said his new strategy would increase efforts to train Afghan forces and bring the Afghan army and police up to strength by 2011.

That date also coincides with the time by which, diplomats say, the Obama administration is likely to want to see results in Afghanistan -- a year before the next U.S. presidential election.

The Taliban meanwhile, do not have to win the war, analysts say. All they have to do is survive and wait for their opponents to lose the will to keep fighting.

(Writing by Jon Hemming; Editing by Jerry Norton)

Nota:

terribly refreshing comments you have from very enlighted minds blinds me a hard core umno redneck
for an apologist mutant rapscallion princely, unlike your good self.

Being frank, I like to see UMNO lose out at Bukit Gantang and see how we UMNO will behave -(could tuanku show me his mystic stuffs, i wonder) - and how that could equate to Can UMNO get away with it - as the NATO in Iraq and Afghanistan and Chavez and Bashir - in a freaking lateral way of think out?

But, I would like to ask the good scribe is what your lazy thoughts are of the G20 summit and the bailing out of the too big to fail special ones?

Do you think it is a check mate for capitalism and the western currencies? (do you think i should invest in the swiss franc owning the baltics or the revaluation of the chinese and indian currencies? and will that be a multilevel marketing?)

Terima Kasih Yam teh o see at kopitiam to you, Pak Kadir!

ps if you think it is out of topic, the just use the trash bin would that be your wonderful suggestion, scribe and is there such a thing as 59% stalemate?

 
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At 11:46 AM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

Scribe,

Een Goode Grapje, Makkers(voor mijn friendens van brusselstidj)

maandag 13 april 2009 | Bron: dpa/belga
Rijbewijs ingetrokken na seks op de snelwegAl 9 reacties | reageer zelf

OSLO -
Seks op de snelweg tegen een snelheid van 123 kilometer per uur heeft een Noor op paasdag zijn rijbewijs gekost.

Volgens de krant Drammens Tidende had de wagen van de man de aandacht getrokken van een politiepatrouille omdat hij de toelaatbare snelheid van 100 km/u tussen Asker en Drammen, bij Oslo, duidelijk overschreed. Toen de agenten de wagen achtervolgden, ontdekten ze dat een vrouw op de schoot van de man zat en beiden heftige bewegingen maakten.

'Ze hadden geslachtsverkeer', zei Tor Stein Hagen van de verkeerspolitie. Dat zorgde voor gevaarlijke toestanden, omdat de wagen 'zichtbaar aan het slingeren was'. De ambtenaren konden voor hun vaststelling overeenkomstige filmbeelden voorleggen.

Ze dwongen het koppel enkele kilometers verder te stoppen. De 28-jarige chauffeur moest zijn rijbewijs onmiddellijk inleveren en het stuur aan zijn 21-jarige passagier overdragen.


Nota:

A Good Deed Done Lord(is worth a million compliments lord)

on a fishing trip
said a junior to his master
scribe - che det does masterly
works with deft touches

and as the sinker splash the water
and in it goes into elias's home
while khidr is up there in the sky
somewhere over the rainbows

a scribe's smile is sweet warm
as tender as the touch of an angel
with colomile cream on tender hands
the shades down on a warm evening
even as clearstone meets kepang horse

history students and remeniscences
happy and sad the thoughts of old ones
dear and lovely as our
sweet
lovely
wonderful parents
a generation gap
they and us

but a memories of nikmats
rahmats
barkahs
mardhatillah enjoined
a load not heavier than
what we can and must bear
to each their own

a title trigger a thought
of a day in the history of a nation
a black dark day - where lives
were lost and now fading memories

the fishing poles now rest
and the young asked the old
are we still searching for that dream
a nation united and strong
wise in our ways between the muslims and the kafirs
going about our ways
in a peaceful way weave a tapestry
of the shariah and the commerce
a trading way as the melaka king
rajah sultan and learned muslims
understanding the ways of the emperor - for what shall we trade
our souls for and a line in history
whence we shalt relive it again
on another day as wondrous as today

the fish...
and the boat was scuttled,
a child was killed,
a wall was resurrected
all in good faith
it went about in a mysterious way lord


Terima Kasih Masyarakat Berwawasanps. che det has such wonderful sense of humor in his writingsalhamdulillah

 
At 10:51 AM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

Scribe,

Same Head, Different Hats
(how judge thee thy motif)

Orang Melayu agak pelek
matanya ada yang sepek
macam pak along ku merepek
Orang Melayu tinggi intelek

Orang Tua fikir jauh
mana nak dicampaknya sauh
pantai mana membara lauk
bidadari dan pohon pauh

Orang Tua terbeban cucu dan harta
rupanya samar namanya tajuk cerita
wajah penuh misteri topeng derita
tanah yang ada kangkangnya tersita

Orang Melayu muda dan tua
tersenyum mengerti semua
dalam tauhid tiada dua
siapa khadam siapa ketua

Langkawi itu terlalu indah, Orang Tua
dari yang kau sangka
Langkawi ini terlalu indah, Orang Melayu

 
At 9:53 AM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

YABHG TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD
Salam Hormat dan Salam Kasih

Aku Rindu Langkawi
(the sunset from tg rhu)

Friday, June 26, 2009
Michael Jackson's Death

Following yesterday's tragic news of the death of Michael Jackson, Yusuf, writing from Los Angeles, sent the following message:


"It's always inevitable, but a shock when death comes. With Michael, it seems to me even more shocking, and I feel very sad. He seemed to have the heart of a child, though he was a giant of a musician. The moment I heard he had been taken to hospital, the worst was anticipated. I hope he finally worked out his purpose in life, before he left it. I just discovered his middle name was Joseph. He'll be missed."

Yusuf


bererencanalah kami
naik bot ke tasik di dayang bunting
elok berlima berkongsi tambang
sekira botnya mampu begitu
sehasta rehat mahu
menjelajah pulau-pulau pun mahu

aku rindu gunung raya dari tanjung tuba
dan awan bagai selendang menutupi kuah

dan aku rindu tanjung rhu dengan pasir putih halusnya
menanti azan dan maghrib dan sang suria bermain cahaya

bersenda kita tercemar duli
terjun! terjun! terjun!
tuanku kami tunggu bersama laksamana
terjun! terjun! terjun!

di pulau ini halaman mahsuri
lagenda langkawi



Terima Kasih, Salam Hormat dan Salam Kasih kami
untuk YABhg Tun Dr Mahathir dan Tun Dr Siti Hasmah sekeluarga.

 
At 10:52 AM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

Pak Kadir,

Yang Merah Itu Kurik
(as i hear the gun swivel)

Thank you, terima kasih.
The economics of politics deem it
that alcohol is a commodity. cheers!

Alcohol is a better substitute
for gas guzzling engines, isn't it?

So in with the volatility
- Selangor Politique, wouldn't it
or wont't it make good cocktails?
either way

you will be dead drunk or
drunken dead by the time you
figure out what Pak Kadir is all about.

alhamdulillah.

Range? Permatang Pasir or Kepala Batas, Pak Kadir - or Permatang Pauh?

and we were lovers of the good love of life as solomon

 
At 3:48 AM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD,
Salam Hormat da Salam Kasih,

GAZA, THE MIDDLE EAST AND THE MUSLIM
(go beyond your perspective stories for dr mahathir)

A poem, YABHG Tun:

Pity the Nation

Pity the nation that is full of beliefs and empty of religion.

Pity the nation that wears a cloth it does not weave, eats a bread it does not harvest, and drinks a wine that flows not from its own wine-press.

Pity the nation that acclaims the bull as hero, and that deems the glittering conqueror bountiful.

Pity the nation that despises a passion in its dream, yet submits in its awakening.

Pity the nation that raises not its voice when it walks in a funeral, boasts not except among its ruins, and will rebel not save when its neck is laid between the sword and the block.

Pity the nation whose statesman is a fox, whose philosopher is a juggler, and whose art is the art of patching and mimicking.

Pity the nation that welcomes its new ruler with trumpetings and farewells him with hootings, only to welcome another with trumpetings again.

Pity the nation whose sages are dumb with years and whose strong men are yet in the cradle.

Pity the nation divided into fragments, each fragment deeming itself a nation.

Khalil Gibran
The garden of the Prophet (1934)



The short stories:

1. The world sees Muslims differently: Mahesh Bhatt
TNN 15 August 2009, 12:05pm IST

In the wake of Shah Rukh Khan being detained at a US airport for two hours because of his surname, filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt says he is Mahesh Bhatt concerned with the paranoia and Islamophobia that has crept in post 9/11.

The world is seeing Muslims differently, he says.

He asks, however, While the US has been very, very severe in scrutinizing people who land into its country, before we shout that this is not done, let us turn the light inwards this Independence Day and ask ourselves how we treat our own minorities. Whether it is Emraan Hashmi's flat issue or Shabana Azmi, have we been fair to our own minority community?

He states, The world is looking at Muslims differently and yes, we need to dismantle this mindset.

Actor Shah Rkh Khan was detained for over two hours at the Newark airport, New Jersey. He was questioned and released after Indian embassy officials vouched for him. He was in the US to attend Independence Day celebrations. The star, who is currently filming for My Name is Khan, underwent "humiliating" questioning even as he told authorities he was an Indian celebrity. His bodyguards were also grilled.

Several Bollywood celebs are in the US for I-Day celebrations, including Katrina Kaif, Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan.

 
At 3:49 AM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

2. The Great War for Civilisation: The Conquest of the Middle East

The Great War for Civilisation: The Conquest of the Middle East is a book published in 2005 by the award-winning English journalist Robert Fisk. The book is a compilation of many of the articles Fisk wrote when he was serving as a correspondent in the Middle East for The Times and The Independent. The book revolves around several key themes regarding the history of the modern Middle East: the Arab-Israeli conflict, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, the Persian Gulf War as well as the 2003 Iraq War as well as other regional conflicts such as the Armenian Genocide and the Algerian Civil War. The Great War for Civilisation is the second book Fisk has written about the Middle East with the first one, Pity the Nation, (Nation Books, 2002) being about the Lebanon Civil War.

Fisk's book details his travels to many of the hotspots of the Middle East, such as Iraq and Iran during the Iran–Iraq War, and his numerous interviews with both the country's leaders and its people. Along with these interviews, Fisk also provides much of the historical context to these conflicts.

In the book, Fisk criticizes the governments of the United States and the United Kingdom for what he perceives as their hypocritical and biased foreign policy towards the Middle East, especially in regard to the Arab-Israeli conflict and the 2003 Iraq War. He contends leaders of both countries deliberately misled the world about their motivations for invading Iraq in 2003.

The name of the book comes from a campaign medal Fisk's father was awarded for his services in the First World War...

Chapters 11-13. Fifty Thousand Miles from Palestine and the subsequent chapters The Last Colonial War and The Girl and the Child and Love are devoted to the Arab-Israeli conflict from the 1980s onward. The chapters deal with the deaths of civilians on both sides, suicide bombings and the Israeli government's military approach to the Palestinian issue. Much of these chapters also detail with media coverage of the conflict and the terms used by them to describe both sides, most notably the word "terrorist".

(there is a note -she was right - from my sister NAM: This a very useful book. I hope you will gain my insight into the Middle Eastern politics.)


3. War in a Time of Peace
David Halberstam


(Chapter 11; pg 107:
In the 1992 campaign Bill Clinton negotiated his way through the terrible detritus of his partially crippled party wth singular dexterity. It was as if he...had long ago mastered theility to defuse tensions in a warring and dysfunctional family - which most assuredly theDemocrats were.)

How is the world exactly post 9/11, post SubPrima 07, Tun Dr Mahathir? What could the Father Of The Dinar Emas do?

Terima Kasih.

 
At 11:28 AM, Blogger Mika Angel-0 said...

By Khairul-DeanAuthor
Profile Page on June 20, 2010
2:33 AM


Melayu Ke Mana

Bebas menjadi si Muslim,
menjelajah dunia yang indah ini
dari pulau mutiara ke pulau lagenda
akhirnya ke alam kubur
menanti datangnya hari
pertemuan al-maliki yaumiddeen



nota:

apakah malang atau sebaliknya cerita anak-anak tanah pusaka bumi bertuah ini akan berantakan sesama bilamana mereka sedar mereka tertipu dengan omong-omong kosong Wawasan2020 dalam sedikit masa nanti - 2018, di waktu itu kita sudah tiada mahu tahu apa dia nasib mereka di bumi melayu ini kerana kita sudah menggembara ke negera-negara asing yang lain sebelum menghembus nafas di Madinah Munawwarrah.

Mahathir gagal menterjemah dan melaksanakan wawasan2020nya walaupun telah dia diberi peluang untuk menjayakan wawasan itu. Pada tahun 2015, tanda-tanda itu sudah nampak. Mahathir tidak sehebat mana kerana keangkuhannya di hari-hari tuanya lupa dirinya.

 

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