16 December 2007

Non Halal Chocolate

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All the below Masterfood Company Chocolate Products (Mars) are no longer Halal. They started using Animal product rennet(pork) in it for products that have expiry date after 1 st of October 2007.

Check this article from BBC News. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/6653175.stm
And this from the Vegetarian Society http://www.vegsoc.org/news/2007/mars.html

· *Bounty *
· *Celebrations *
· *Dove Chocolate *
· *Flyte *
· *Galaxy *
· *Kudos (North America) *
· *Lockets *
· *M-Azing (North America) *
· *Maltesers *
· *M&M's *
· *Mars Bar *
· *Mars Delight *
· *Milky Wa y *
· *Minstrels (UK only) *
· *Mars Planets (newly inroduced in UK) *
· *Skittles *
· *Snickers (The top-selling candy bar in the United States. Known in the UK as **Marathon** until 1990.)
· *Starburst (Originally Opal Fruits in the **UK** .) *
· *3 Musketeers (** North America**) *
· *Topic *
· *Twix *
· *Snicker's Marathon Energy Bar *
· *AquaDrops *

21 November 2007

WORST VIRUS EVER --- CNN ANNOUNCED

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A new virus has just been discovered that has been classified by Microsoft
as the most destructive ever. This virus was discovered yesterday afternoon
by McAfee . This vir us simply destroys Sector Zero from the hard disk,
where vital information for its functioning are stored.


This virus acts in the following manner:
It sends itself automatically to all contacts on your list with the title: *
'A Card for You'. *


As soon as the supposed virtual card is opened the computer freezes so
that the user has to reboot. When the ctrl+alt+ del keys or the reset button
are pressed, the virus destroys Sector Zero, thus permanently destroying the
hard disk. Yesterday in just a few hours this virus caused panic in New York
, according to news broadcast by CNN


This alert was received by an employee of Microsoft itself.
So *don't open *
any mails with subject: *'A Virtual Card for You. *' As soon as you get the
mail, *delete it *!! *
Please pass this mail to all of your friends. *


Forward this to everyone in your address book. I'm sure most people, like
myself, would rather receive this notice 25 times than not at All .

12 November 2007

Adakah Minyak Akan Naik Harga?

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Berikut adalah sejarah harga minyak di Malaysia:

sebelum 90 - RM 0.89
tahun 1990 - RM 1.10 (kenaikan RM 0..21 )
01/10/2000 - RM 1.20 (kenaikan RM 0.10)
20/10/2001 - RM 1.30 (kenaikan RM 0.10)
01/05/2002 - RM 1.32 (kenaikan RM 0.02)
31/10/2002 - RM 1.33 (kenaikan RM 0.01)
01/03/2003 - RM 1.35 (kenaikan RM 0.02 )
01/05/2004 - RM 1.37 (kenaikan RM 0.02)
01/10/2004 - RM 1.42 (kenaikan RM 0.05)
05/05/2005 - RM 1.52 (kenaikan RM 0.10)
31/07/2005 - RM 1.62 (kenaikan RM 0.10)
28/02/2006 - RM 1.92 (kenaikan RM 0.30)

Dan, seperti biasa, kerajaan akan menyatakan bahawa harga minyak ini adalah masih rendah berbanding negara-negara jiran kita yang lain. Inilah alasan yang 'munasabah' yang dapat diberikan oleh mereka.

Saya menjangkakan harga minyak akan naik selepas pilihanraya umum nanti. Kita tunggu dan terima sahajalah keputusan yang akan dibuat nanti.

Kemudian, akan berlaku rantaian kenaikan harga barang yang akan ditanggung oleh kita semua. Dan, Kementerian Hal Ehwal Pengguna dan Perdagangan Dalam Negeri akan memberi amaran kepada pengusaha untuk tidak menaikkan harga barangan yang akan lenyap tidak lama selepas itu. Harga ayam pun mereka tidak dapat bendung, inikan pula harga barangan keperluan lain.

25 October 2007

Tips on PETROL SAVING

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1. Fill up your car or truck in the morning when the temperature is still cool. Remember that all service stations have their storage tanks buried below ground; and the colder the ground, the denser the gasoline.
When it gets warmer gasoline expands, so if you're filling up in the afternoon or in the evening, what should be a gallon is not exactly a gallon. In the petroleum business, the specific gravity and temperature of the fuel (gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, ethanol and other petroleum
products) are significant. Every truckload that we load is temperature-compensated so that the indicated gallon age is actually the amount pumped.. A one-degree rise in temperature is a big deal for businesses, but service stations don't have temperature compensation at their pumps.


2. If a tanker truck is filling the station's tank at the time you want to buy gas, do not fill up; most likely dirt and sludge in the tank is being stirred up when gas is being delivered, and you might be transferring that dirt from the bottom of their tank into your car's tank.


3. Fill up when your gas tank is half-full (or half-empty), because the more gas you have in your tank the less air there is and gasoline evaporates rapidly, especially when it's warm. (Gasoline storage tanks have an internal floating 'roof' membrane to act as a barrier between the gas and the atmosphere, thereby minimizing evaporation.)


4. If you look at the trigger you'll see that it has three delivery
settings: slow, medium and high. When you're filling up do not squeeze the trigger of the nozzle to the high setting. You should be pumping at the slow setting, thereby minimizing vapors created while you are pumping. Hoses at the pump are corrugated; the corrugations act as a return path for vapor recovery from gas that already has been metered.
If you are pumping at the high setting, the agitated gasoline contains more vapors, which is being sucked back into the underground tank, so you're getting less gas for your money.

Source: Unknown

24 October 2007

Pencinta keadilan diminta hadiri perhimpunan 10 November

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Pelbagai lapisan masyarakat yang cintakan keadilan diminta hadir pada perhimpunan rakyat di Dataran Merdeka 10 November ini bagi menuntut pilihan raya adil dan bersih.

Perhimpunan itu dianjur Gabungan Menuntut Pilihan raya Bersih dan Adil (Bersih) yang menggalakkan orang ramai hadir dengan memakai kemeja berwarna kuning

Naib Presiden PAS, Dato’ Husam Musa berkata, golongan muda disaran tampil menyertai perhimpunan itu bagi menyatakan sokongan terhadap usaha menuntut pilihan raya adil dan bebas di negara ini.

Memandangkan Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya (SPR) sudah lari dari tanggungjawab yang sebenar, maka himpunan aman untuk menyatakan rasa tidak puas tersebut perlu diadakan segera.

Diharap program itu mencapai matlamat bagi menuntut hak dan menyatakan rasa tidak puas hati terhadap badan terbabit dan kerajaan,” katanya ketika ditemui selepas majlis ramah mesra dengan masyarakat Cina di Kampung Cina, dekat sini baru-baru ini.

Beliau juga meminta orang ramai yang datang di perhimpunan tersebut memakai kemeja T berwarna kuning yang dicetak khas untuk program itu.

Sumber: HARAKAH

03 October 2007

MYANMAR: Fear of torture and ill treatment of detainees

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A Solidarity vigil will be held this Friday night, in support of Burma’s people, who are unable to exercise their fundamental rights in their country, and to express our opposition towards the Burma military junta’s bloody crackdown on protestors.

There are now reports filing in, that hundreds have been killed and some 6,000 people are being held at various detention facilities. Thousands of monks have been forcibly defrocked and are believed to be on their way to the military junta’s deadly labour camps.

The vigil is an initiative of civil society organisations, including Amnesty International Malaysia, Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM), Civil Rights Committee of Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall (KLSCAH-CRC) and Youth For Change (Y4C): Friday Night, 5 October 2007, 8 p.m. at KLCC Entrance nearest to Menara Maxis, opposite Avenue K. Please come to show your solidarity. Please bring candles, candle-holders and banners. Wear your red top too.


“Please use your liberty to promote ours”
- Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, detained Nobel Peace Laureate.

For further information, please contact SUARAM (MoonHui) at 03-77843525 or Amnesty International (K.Shan) at 03-79552680.


WHAT YOU CAN DO

Please cut and paste the letter below & kindly put your name AND E-mail it back to amnesty international malaysia at ( ua@aimalaysia.org )This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

H.E. U Tin Latt
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
EMBASSY OF THE UNION OF MYANMAR
No. 11 A, Jalan Aman, Off Jalan Damai,
54000 Kuala Lumpur

27 September 2007

Your Excellency,

Release all detainees immediately

I would like to express my concern about the reports that hundreds of monks and other peaceful protesters, including well-known comedian Zargana and Member of Parliament Paik Ko have been detained.

I call on the authorities to release them immediately and unconditionally, unless they are to be charged with recognisably criminal offences.

I also call on the authorities to ensure that, while they remain in custody, all the detainees are held only in official places of detention, and are given immediate access to lawyers, their families and any medical treatment they may require.
I strongly urge the authorities to ensure that the detainees are not subjected to torture or any other ill-treatment.

Lastly, I call on the authorities to ensure that all people in Myanmar are able to peacefully exercise the rights to freedom of expression, association and assembly without fear of harassment, intimidation or arbitrary detention, in line with international human rights standards.


Yours sincerely,

Name:
Location:

01 October 2007

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT from David Schwartz

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I got an email from David Schwartz about fraud warning. Thanks David and you can visit David at http://blog.thetoolwiz.com :

Two or three weeks back, a fellow IMer, David Cavanagh reported that his Google GMail account got hacked somehow and taken over by someone who went through the emails and changed the logins for a bunch of his other accounts, and generally caused a TON of damage. He said that Google wasn't very helpful in the matter.

Well, I've just come across a GMail vulnerability alert that everybody with a
GMail account needs to read: http://www.thetoolwiz.com/HotPicks/GMailHacked2

It seems Google has now discovered a way that people can take over your GMail account without your knowledge or permission just by you visiting a web site with a tiny bit of javascript that's run inside your browser while you're logged into your GMail account.

The Good News is they've fixed this little vulnerability. But ... it does nothing if
someone as already gotten into your account this way!

Apparently, they don't think it's important enough to bother telling their users,
either. Did you get an email from them about this? I sure didn't!

In short, get into your GMail account RIGHT NOW and check your SETTINGS | FILTERS and see if there are any there that you don't recognize. If so, delete them and change your password IMMEDIATELY!

As a general rule, I never forward stuff to my friends, and I don't normally advise it either. But in this particular case, it might be a good idea if you DO FORWARD THIS TO YOUR FRIENDS.

It's a simple thing for Google to send out an alert to their customers. But like many big companies, they hate calling attention to their own shortcomings. And besides, there's probably something buried in their Terms Of Service that say they're not responsible for monitoring or even informing you of problems in their system they may have created.

On another fraud-related topic, I strongly encourage you to examine your credit and debit card accounts for charges from either of these two vendors:
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Merchant: TM NETGAMES SAN FRANCISCO CA
Purchase Date: Sep. 17, 2007
Authorized Amount: -$16.94 USD
Authorization Date: Sep. 17, 2007
Time: 07:27:31 PDT
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Merchant: MTC TOUCH Beirut LB
Purchase Date: Sep. 17, 2007
Authorized Amount: -$41.69 USD
Authorization Date: Sep. 17, 2007
Time: 07:33:23 PDT
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These are from my PayPal Debit Card account, and they showed up without my knowledge or authorization. I posted something in a forum, and since then nearly a dozen other people have reported almost identical transactions in one of their accounts. The common denominators thus far are:

* PayPal Debit cards or virtual cards
* WaMu Debit Cards
* people with accounts at RegisterFly and/or GoDaddy
* people who've used a wireless connection to purchase something recently, particularly in or around certain hotels, including wireless access at hotels

If you find one of these charges on any account, dispute it immediately with your card service provider.

Note that the amounts being charged to TM NETGAMES have varied from $13 to $19, while the ones to MTC TOUCH have all been right around $41.

27 September 2007

Berhati-hati jika makan di luar.......

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Pak Cipan percaya bahawa, kita tidak boleh lagi mengharapkan tanda halal untuk mempercayai bahawa makanan yang dijual adalah halal. Terlalu banyak berita yang tidak menyenangkan tentang status halal. Nanti Pak Cipan cuba bina satu blog tentang makanan halal ni. Cerita menarik hari ni :-

Assalamu'alaikum warahmatullahi wa barakatuhu, Dengan nama ALLAH Yang Maha Pengasih lagi Maha Penyayang Ya ALLAH ampun kan dosa ku seandai apa yang apa aku tulis ini tidak betul dan seandai nya betul ia nya berlaku denagn izin mu jua .

Kejadian ini berlaku di FOOD COURT mydin subang jaya, Pada 22 /09/07 saya sekeluarga lebeh kurang jam 10 30 pagi ke mydin ni untuk berbelanja , biasa lah dah sampai semasa di ruang legar tinjau2 dulu apa yang tergoda dek hati dalam bulan PUASA ni, Hiasan di tambah maklum lah nak goda pengunjung2 , dan saya sendiri pun dah mula tergoda tapi yang heran atau memang gerak ALLAH saya terbaca banner MENU makanan yang di gangtung, MASYA ALLAH apa yang saya lihat salah satu dari MENU ia itu No 15 tertulis HAM , saya tak lah arif sangat pasal resepi dari BABI ni , dan dengan rasa saya tanggung jawab atau MUNGKIN kerana ALLAH nak uji sejauh mana keberanian
dalam hati saya yang kerdil ini , Saya memanggil juru jual di salah satu gerai dan menegur kenapa ada MENU dari BABI, dan si juru jual bertegas semua MENU di sini HALAL kata nya,tapi kerana tak tak yakin dengan jawapan nya saya panggil saorang lagi untuk memastikan apa benar yang di kata semua HALAL dan minah ni kata tu memang BABI , saya ucapkan terima kaseh pada nya, nil ah bagus nya ada Hand phone yang berkemera saya ambil GAMBAR BANNER TU , pas tu saya terus kan hasrat saya berbelanja .

Selepas tu semasa nak pulang bila poket dah mula ringan dah di infak kat tok mydin, hati saya maseh tergerak nak tengok BANNER tadi ALHAMDULILLAH apa yang saya lihat MENU tadi dah di TUTUP dengan KERTAS , makne nya betul lah BABI , saya sekali lagi ambil gambar BENNER tu dan saya bertekat akan hebah kan perkara ni kerana dalam hati kecil saya tak REDHA ada orang islam termakan benda2 tak HALAL apa lagi dalam bulan
yang mulia ni, yang pasti BANNER dah di tutup tapi menu nya WALLAHU A'LAM tolong hati2 kalau maseh nak makan.

Mencari yang HALAL ada lah fardhu pada kita mencari yang sedap tu kalau TERMAMPU BUAT LAH, Saya berdoa ke hadrat ALLAH SWT kepada sesiapa yang memanjang kan pekara baik walau pun satu ayat ada rahmah dari nya Yang baik dari ALLAH dan yang tak BAIK pun dari ALLAH Sekira apa yang saya tulis ni tak tepat itu ada lah kelemahan saya insan kerdil


Mustafa .

See-through frogs - kesiannya!

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Japanese researchers have succeeded in producing see-through frogs, letting them observe organs, blood vessels and eggs under the skin without performing dissections.

"You can see through the skin how organs grow, how cancer starts and develops," said the lead researcher Masayuki Sumida, professor at the Institute for Amphibian Biology of state-run Hiroshima University.

"You can watch organs of the same frog over its entire life as you don't have to dissect it. The researcher can also observe how toxins affect bones, livers and other organs at lower costs," he told AFP.

Dissections have become increasingly controversial in much of the world, particularly in schools where animal rights activists have pressed for humane alternatives such as using computer simulations.

Sumida said his team, which announced the research last week at an academic conference, had created the first transparent four-legged creature, although some small fish are also see-through.

The researchers produced the creature from rare mutants of the Japanese brown frog, or Rena japonica, whose backs are usually ochre or brown.

Two kinds of recessive genes have been known to cause the frog to be pale.

Sumida's team crossed two frogs with recessive genes through artificial insemination and the offspring looked normal due to the presence of more powerful genes. But crossing the offspring led to a frog whose skin is transparent from the tadpole stage.

"You can see dramatic changes of organs when tadpoles mutate into frogs," said Sumida, whose team is seeking a patent.

Such frogs could theoretically exist in the wild but it is "virtually impossible" they would naturally inherit so many recessive genes, Sumida said.

The transparent frogs can also reproduce, with their offspring inheriting their parents' traits, but their grandchildren die shortly after birth.

"As they have two sets of recessive genes, something wrong must kick in and kill them," Sumida said.

While the researchers relied on artificial insemination, they said that genetic engineering could also produce transparent and even illuminating frogs.

Sumida said researchers could also inject into the transparent frogs an illuminating protein attached to a gene, which would light up the gene once it manifests -- for example, showing at what stage cancer starts.

Sumida said it would be unrealistic to apply the same method to mammals such as mice as their skin structure is different.

26 September 2007

Ever been in this situation before ?

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Goods Sold Are Returnable

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Something we should all bear in mind and share..... Legal Issue on Contract Law in Malaysia - Good for us to know Do you notice that most of the time, the receipt / invoice you received from the merchant carries this exclusion clause or similarly worded statement: "Goods sold are not returnable" or "No refund once sold". Please remember that : "As long as your goods is purchased for home use and not for business (i.e. to be resold), the above exclusion clause is VOID. That means, as long as the good is defective, regardless of what is worded, you CAN get back all your money spent . You do not have to accept a repair on the good or an exchange.

You CAN ask for a refund. AND you are LEGALLY right and entitled to! And most of the time the merchant will refuse to return you your money. You may threaten the merchant with four words: "SEE YOU IN COURT!" The court here refers to the Small Claims Tribunal Court. Any goods which is worth RM25,000 and below can apply to this Court. However, you don't have to tell them what court! All you have to pay is RM10 admin fee and the loser (the merchant) will have to refund you the money PLUS the admin fee! Pls try not to let the merchant fleece you the next time you have defective goods.

You can file this On the 16th floor of Putra Place (The Mall opposite Putra World Trade Centre) . The form cost RM5.00. The Tribunal will settle within 2 months period. Tribunal Tuntutan Pengguna Malaysia, Tingkat 16, Putra Place, 100, Jalan Putra, 50622 KUALA LUMPUR Tel: 03 - 40492300 / 40424181 Fax: 03 - 40424259

23 September 2007

Kesukarelawanan dalam masyarakat industri

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Dalam masyarakat industri dan paid economy, kerja sukarela berkembang dengan pesat sekali. Ini disebabkan masyarakat tersebut mempunyai satu sumber yang penting iaitu sumber kewangan dan masa. Ini merupakan salah satu faedah kepada masyarakat apabila ekonomi berkembang baik. Pengurangan beban yang yang ditanggung oleh masyarakat membolehkan mereka melibatkan diri dalam kerja sukarela.

Walaupun begitu, terdapat satu lagi masalah dalam masyarakat industri yang memberi faedah kepada kesukarelawanan iaitu pencarian spiritual dan jati diri masyarakatnya. Untuk itu, masyarakatnya melibatkan diri dalam kerja kebajikan dan kesukarelawanan. Kerja sukarela menyediakan peluang kepada mereka untuk mengenali diri sendiri disamping mengenali diri orang lain.

Pada masa dahulu, kerja tolong-menolong sangat rapat dan berkaitan dengan pembangunan komuniti. Ia merupakan sebahagian daripada kehidupan mereka, saling membantu pertanian, keselamatan dan sosialisasi. Dalam Islam, ia berpusat kepada membantu golongan miskin, jiran dan saudara mara. Ia berkembang selaras dengan perkembangan masyarakat dan negara.

Kerja sukarela dalam masyarakat industri biasanya adalah tentang:

1. kerja kebajikan iaitu membuat kerja yang baik untuk orang lain. Sesetengan oran percaya bahawa membuat perkara baik akan dibalas dengan perkara yang baik juga. Selain itu, kerja kebajikan seperti ini akan menjadikan seseorang itu lebih baik disamping membantu golongan yang memerlukan.

2. memenuhi ruang yang tidak dapat dipenuhi oleh sektor lain. Kerajaan tidak mampu untuk membantu dalam semua hal. Sementara sumber yang terhad dari segi tenaga dan kewangan membolehkan sukarelawan memenuhi ruang tersebut.

3. tanggungjawab untuk membantu orang yang memerlukannya. Kesukarelawanan juga membantu membangunkan negara-bangsa. Ia dianggap sebagai pengorbanan setiap warganegara untuk membangunkan masyarakat dan negara. Kita biasa melihat situasi sebegini semasa peperangan dan bantuan kecemasan.

4. pergerakan sosial yang melibatkan ahli masyarakat dalam isu-isu keadilan, moral, sosialisasi, keamanan, alam sekitar, persamaan hak dan sebagainya. Kerja sukarela membentuk masyarakat yang dinamik – yang sentiasa berubah kearah yang lebih baik. Penglibatan ahli masyarakat dan menyelesaikan masalah masyarakat turut membentuk wargenagara yang bertanggungjawab.

5. penglibatan golongan remaja-belia. Golongan muda yang sentiasa mencari keseronokan menjadikan kerja sukarela sebagai aktiviti alternatif untuk mengisi masa lapang. Ia juga merupakan sebahagian daripada persediaan untuk melangkah ke alam dewasa. Mungkin juga kerja sukarela merupakan salah satu penyelesaian kepada penglibatan golongan muda dalam jenayah dan masalah social.

Masyarakat industri yang berkembang dari segi kemodenan dan ekonomi membolehkan ahli masyarakat melibatkan diri dalam kerja sukarela. Dan, masalah yang wujud dalam masyarakat industri juga menggalakkan ahlinya untuk bersukarela. Ini berlaku apabila mereka merasakan sektor-sektor terlibat gagal atau tidak mampu untuk melakukan perubahan.

Masalah seperti alam sekitar dan gejala sosial menyebabkan ahli masyarakat melibatkan diri untuk membantu menyelesaikannya. Semakin banyak masalah yang timbul, semakin ramai yang ingin membantu. Ini merupakan perkara yang baik untuk kerja sukarela dan baik juga untuk pembangunan masyarakat dan negara. Masyarakat yang semakin moden mewujudkan masalah baru dan akan ada sukarelawan baru yang muncul.

Walaupun sesetengah pihak berpendapat bahawa kerja sukarela merupakan pilihan kepada sesiapa yang ingin melibatkan diri, ada pula pihak lain berpendapat bahawa kerja sukarela merupakan satu tanggungjawab setiap warganegara. Ini kerana, setiap orang yang memerlukan bantuan, berhak untuk mendapatkan bantuan. Mengharapkan pihak kerajaan untuk menyediakan semuanya bukanlah jalan penyelesaian tetapi penglibatan dan bantuan dari setiap ahli masyarakat merupakan jalan yang terbaik.

Di negara kita organisasi sukarela diletakkan dalam sektor ketiga dan sering dikaitkan dengan kerja kebajikan tetapi sumbangannya terhadap mayarakat dan negara tidak perlu dipertikaikan. Pun begitu, kerja sukarela masih dianggap kerja sampingan yang hanya dibuat mengikut kelapangan atau secara bermusim. Ini menyebabkan kerja sukarela itu lambat untuk berkembang seiring dengan perkembangan pesat kemodenan negara.

"MALAYSIA MEMANG BANGSAT", katanya...

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Pak Cipan menerima satu email tentang pengalaman pelancong Indonesia ke Malaysia! Tajuk email tersebut adalah "Malaysia Memang Bangsat"

"Nama saya Budiman Bachtiar Harsa, 37 tahun,WNI asal Banten, karyawan di BUMN berkantor di Jakarta.

Kasus pemukulan wasit Donald Peter di Malaysia, BUKAN kejadian pertama. Behubung sdr Donald adalah seorang "Tamu Negara" hingga kasusnya terexpose besar-besaran.
Padahal kasus serupa sering menimpa WNI di Malaysia. BUKAN HANYA TKI Atau Pendatang Haram, tapi juga WISATAWAN.

Tahun 2006, bulan Juni, saya dan keluarga (istri, 2 anak, adik ipar), pertama kalinya kami "melancong" ke Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. (Kami sudah pernah berwisata ke negara2 lain, sudah biasa dengan berbagai aturan imigrasi). Hari pertama dan kedua tour bersama Travel agent ke Genting Highland, berjalan lancar, kaluarga bahagia anak-anak gembira.

Hari ketiga city tour di KL, juga berjalan normal. Malam harinya, kami mengunjungi KLCC yang ternyata sangat dekat dari Hotel Nikko, tempat kami menginap. Usai makan malam, berbelanja sedikit, adik ipar dan anak-anak saya pulang ke hotel karena kelelahan, menumpang shuttle service yang disediakan Nikko Hotel. Saya dan istri berniat berjalan-jalan, menikmati udara malam seperti yg biasa kami lakukan di Orchrad Singapore, toh kabarnya KL cukup aman. Mengambil jalan memutar, pukul 22.30, di dekat HSC medical, lapangan dengan view cukup bagus ke arah Twin Tower.

Saat berjalan santai, tiba2 sebuah mobil Proton berhenti, 2 pria turun mendekati saya dan istri. Mereka tiba-tiba meminta identitas saya dan istri, saya balas bertanya apa mau mereka. Mereka bilang "Polis", memperlihatkan kartu sekilas, lalu saya jelaskan saya Turis, menginap di Nikko hotel. Mereka memaksa minta passport, yang TIDAK saya bawa. (Masak sih di negeri tetangga, sesama melayu, speak the same language, saya dan istri bisa berbahasa inggris, negara yg tak butuh visa, kita masih harus bawa passport?). Salah satu "polis" ini bicara dengan HT, entah apa yg mereka katakan dengan logat melayunya, sementara seorang rekannya tetap memaksa saya mengeluarkan identitas. Perliaku mereka mulai tak sopan dan Istri saya mulai ketakutan. Saya buka
dompet, keluarkan KTP. Sambil melotot, dia tanya :"kerja ape kau disini?" saya melongo... kan turis, wisata. Ya jalan-jalan aja lah, gitu saya jawab. Pak polis membentak dan mendekatkan mukanya ke wajah saya: KAU KERJA APE? Punya Licence buat kerja?

Wah kali dia pikir saya TKI ilegal. Saya coba tetap tenang, saya bilang saya bekerja di Jakarta, ke KL untuk wisata. Tiba-tiba salah satu dari mereka mencoba memegang tas istri, dan bilang: "mana kunci Hotel? "... wah celakanya kunci 2 kamar kami dibawa anak dan ipar saya yg pulang duluan ke hotel.

Saya ajak mereka ke hotel yang tak jauh dari lokasi kami. Namun pak Polis malah makin marah, memegangi tangan saya, sambil bilang: Indon... dont lie to us. Saya kurung kalian...

Jelas saya menolak dan mulai marah. Saya ajak mereka ke hotel Nikko, dan saya bilang akan tuntut mereka habis2an. sambil memegangi tangan saya, tuan polis meludah kesamping, dan bilang: kalian semua sama saja...

Saat itu sebuah mobil polisi lainnya datang, pake logo polisi, seorang polisi berseragam mendekat. Di dadanya tertulis nama: Rasheed.

Saya merapat ke pagar taman sambil memegang istri yang mulai menangis. Melawan 3 polis, tak mungkin. Mereka berbicara beritga, mirip berunding. Wah, apa polis
malaysia juga sama aja, perlu mau nyari kesalahan orang ujung2nya merampok?

Petugas berseragam lalu mendekati saya, meminta kami untuk tetap tenang. Saya bertanya, apa 2 orang preman melayu itu polisi, lalu polisi berseragam itu
mengiyakan. Rupanya karena saya mempertanyakan dirinya, sang preman marah dan mendekati saya, mencengkram leher jaket saya, dan siap memukul, namun dicegah polisi berseragam.

Polisi berseragam mengajak saya kembali ke Hotel untuk membuktikan identitas diri. saya langsung setuju, namun keberatan bila harus menumpang mobil polisi. Saya minta untuk tetap berjalan kaki menuju Nikko Hotel, dan mereka boleh mengiringi tapi tak boleh menyentuh kami. Akhirnya kami bersepakat, namun polisi preman yang sempat hampir memukul saya sempat berkata: if those indon run, just shoot them... katanya sambil menunjuk istri saya. Saya cuma bisa istigfar saat itu, ini rupanya nasib orang Indonesia di negeri tetangga yang sering kita banggakan sebagai "sesama melayu".

Diantar polisi berseragam saya tiba di Nikko Hotel. Saya minta resepsionis mencocokan identitas kami, dan saya menelpon adik ipar untuk membawakan kunci. Pihak Nikko melarang adik saya, dan mengatakan kepada sang Polis, bahwa saya adalah tamu hotel mereka, WNI yang menyewa suites family, datang ke Malaysia dengan Business class pada Flight Malayasia Airlines.

Pak Polis preman mendadak ramah, mencoba menjelaskan bahwa di Malaysia mereka harus selalu waspada. Saya tak mau bicara apapun dan mengatakan bahwa saya sangat tersinggung, dan akan mengadukan kasus ini, dan "membatalkan rencana bisnis dengan sejumlah rekan di malaysia" (padahal saya tak punya rekan bisnis di negeri sial ini).

Polisi berseragam berusaha tersenyum semanis mungkin, berusaha keras untuk akrab dan ramah, petugas Nikko Hotel kelimpungan dan berusaha membuat kami tersenyum. Setelah istri saya mulai tenang, saya mengambil HP P9901 saya dan merekam wajah kedua polisi ini. Keduanya berusaha menutupi wajah, meminta saya untuk tidak merekam wajah mereka.
Istri saya minta kita mengakhiri konflik ini, dan saya pun lelah. Kami tinggalkan melayu-melayu keparat ini, tanpa berjabat tangan.

Sepanjang malam saya sangat gusar, dan esoknya kami membatalkan tur ke Johor baru, mengontak travel agent agar mencari seat ke Singapore. Siang usai makan siang, saya tinggalkan Malaysia dengan perasaan dongkol, dan melanjutkan liburan di Singapore.

Mungkin saya sial? ya. Mungkin saya hanya 1 dari 1000 WNI yang apes di Malaysia? bisa. Tapi saya catat bahwa bila saya pernah dihina, diancam, bahkan hampir
dipukuli, bukan tak mungkin masih ada orang lain mengalami hal yg sama.

Jadi, kalau hendak berlibur di Malaysia, sebaiknya pikir masak2. Jangankan turis, Rombongan atlet saja bisa dihajar polisi Malaysia. Bayangkan bila perlakuan seperti ini dilakukan dihadapan anak kita. Tentu anak akan trauma, sekaligus sedih.

Hati-hati pada PROMOSI WISATA MALAYSIA. Di Malaysia, WNI diperlakukan seperti Kriminal."

Ini Komen Pak Cipan:

1. Mungkin Budiman Bachtiar tidak mengetahui bahawa negara 'sial' dan 'bangsat' inilah yang menjadi tumpuan para pendatang dari Indonesia, Nepal, Bangladesh, India, China dan lain-lain. Jika negara ini benar sebegitu, mengapa mereka datang ke sini? Mengapa tidak ke indonesia sahaja?

2. Mungkin Budiman Bachtiar tidak mengetahui bahawa, jenayah yang dilakukan oleh para pendatang Indonesia, Nepal, Bangladesh, India, China dan lain-lain semakin meningkat di negara 'sial' dan 'bangsat' ini. Mencuri, merompak, membunuh, merogol dan lain-lain semakin banyak dilakukan oleh para pendatang. Siapakah yang 'sial' dan 'bangsat' sebenarnya?

3. Mungkin Budiman Bachtiar tidak mengetahui bahawa jumlah pendatang haram Indonesia di Kuala Lumpur sahaja mencecah jutaan orang. Bayangkan masalah yang kami hadapi di negara 'sial' dan 'bangsat' ini.

4. Mungkin Budiman Bachtiar tidak mengetahui bahawa di Indonesia juga berlaku pembunuhan dan pengeboman oleh orang Melayu Indonesia terhadap orang Melayu Indonesia yang lain. Lihat sahaja apa yang berlaku di Bali dan Acheh.

5. Mungkin Budiman Bachtiar tidak mengetahui bahawa para pelancong perlu membawa pasport kemana sahaja. Bukankah itu yang paling penting ketika malancong walaupun tidak memerlukan visa.

6. Mungkin Budiman Bachtiar tidak mengetahui bahawa, bukan pelancong sahaja yang akan disoal oleh pihak berkuasa, orang tempatan juga akan disoal jika mereka menimbulkan syak.

7. Mungkin Budiman Bachtiar tidak mengetahui bahawa, 'melayu-melayu' keparat inilah yang menjaga keselamatan kami dari 'melayu-melayu keparat dari indonesia' yang melakukan jenayah merompak, membunuh dan sebagainya di negara yang dikatakan 'sial' dan 'bangsat' ini.

8. Mungkin Budiman Bachtiar tidak mengetahui bahawa dahulu Indonesia melancarkan konfrantasi terhadap Malaysia. Sanggup mereka berperang dengan sesama Melayu dan seagama dengan mereka.... tidakkah Budiman Bachtiar mengetahui tentang itu! Betapa malangnya Budiman Bachtiar datang ke negara bertuah ini... dan kami sebenarnya tidak mengalu-alukan kedatangan mereka ke sini.

20 September 2007

Benarkah Nurin

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NURIN JAZLIN BINTI JAZIMIN - brutally kidnapped, tortured and murder.

"Ya ALLAH, Janganlah Engkau memberi keampunan kepada orang yang menganiaya kanak-kanak ini!"


NST Report that Police have new leads in the murder of 8-year-old Nurin Jazlin Jazimin and are expected to make arrests soon.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan said this yesterday after DNA tests confirmed the body in the gym bag was Nurin.

Images taken from the closed-circuit television cameras near where Nurin’s body was dumped, have been digitally enhanced and police are now looking for a couple in a silver Perodua Kenari.

Sources disclosed that the woman captured on tape is a Malay in her 20s. The driver is also in his 20s. Footage showed a woman walking out of the entrance next to the book distribution company, where the bag was later found.

She was then seen getting into the car. Witnesses had also told police that they had seen awoman, matching the description of the person in the footage, sitting near the staircase with a “Diadora” sports bag beside her. She was seen on Sunday afternoon.

By evening, the woman was gone but not the bag. Its contents were discovered the next morning. Police are also looking into the possibility that the suspects are linked to two other sexual attacks of children in Kampung Baru recently.

“We believe the attacks were by the same person, meaning that a serial sexual predator is on the loose,”a source said. The three cases share similarities:

• The victims had either brinjals or cucumbers forced into their private parts.

• The proximity of the incidents. Nurin went missing on Aug 20 in Section 1, Wangsa Maju which is close to the earlier two cases in Kampung Baru.

Selangor and the city police have exchanged information on known paedophiles and serial sex offenders in the Klang Valley.

Meanwhile, Selangor police chief Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar said although the DNA tests carried out on the body proved it was Nurin, a second test would be conducted as Nurin’s parents were adamant the child was not their daughter.

“We are conducting a second DNA test. We will also take samples from Nurin’s elder sister, Nurin Jazshira.”

Khalid emphasised that the DNA testing had a 99.99 per cent accuracy. Police will interview the parents again.

18 September 2007

PILIHANRAYA KAMPUS SEMAKIN PARAH

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Tidak seperti zaman Pak Cipan, pilihanraya kampus sekarang ini semakin parah. Kerajaan mahu membersihkan kampus dari politik tetapi hasilnya politik semakin kotor di kampus.

KUALA LUMPUR, 17 Sept (Hrkh) - Demam Pilihan raya kampus (PRK) kini terus melanda mahasiswa dengan beberapa tindakan agresif yang didakwa mula dimainkan oleh pihak bahagian Hal Ehwal Pelajar serta kumpulan mahasiswa yang menggelarkan diri mereka Aspirasi.

Terbaru di Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), beberapa insiden yang melibatkan mahasiswa pro-Barisan Mahasiswa Bersatu (BMB) yang menentang Aspirasi.

Menurut wakil BMB yang mengedarkan risalah insiden-insiden yang didakwa berlaku di kampus UPM,salah seorang mahasiswa mangsanya adalah Yee Yang Yang yang telah dirampas komputer riba, telefon bimbit, pendrive serta beberapa dokumen-dokumen penting.

Antara keterangan risalah yang diedarkan menyebut bahawa; kejadian tersebut didakwa dilakukan semasa satu sesi soal siasat yang dijalankan terhadap Yee Yang selama dua jam selepas dipanggil masuk ke bilik mesyuarat Kolej 13 oleh Pengetua dan Felo kolej, Mohd Fakhrurazi Mustapha serta tiga orang yang tidak dikenali selepas perjumpaan bersama pengetua kolej 13 berhubung kes kehilangan telefon bimbit.

Anehnya, semasa soal siasat tersebut, beliau telah disoal tentang Persatuan Bahasa Tionhua, BMB serta risalah-risalah berkaitan PRK.

Setelah itu, Yee Yang telah menghubungi Pengarah Jabatan Keselamatan, Mejar Othman Jailani yang mengesahkan bahawa tiada sebarang operasi dijalankan pada malam tersebut.

Risalah tersebut juga menyatakan bahawa pada keesokan harinya, mereka membuat laporan polis di Balai Polis Serdang.

Namun, setelah polis berhubung dengan pihak keselamatan, mereka mengesahkan bahawa ketiga-tiga orang yang tidak dikenali itu ialah pihak Unit Tugas Khas (UTK) dan laporan polis hanya dibuat sekiranya UTK enggan memulangkan semula barang-barang yang dirampas.

Kemudian mereka telah pergi ke Jabatan Keselamatan tetapi pihak UTK tidak mahu melayan aduan mereka. Akhirnya, pihak UTK mengeluarkan satu surat mengesahkan rampasan terhadap barang-barang milik Yee Yang.

Sementara itu, bilik Pengerusi BMB, Mohd Taufiq Mahmud juga telah dijadikan mangsa oleh Pengetua dan Pegawai HEP pada 13 September sehinggakan motosikal beliau telah dikunci pada keesokkan harinya.

Selain itu, risalah tersebut juga mendakwa terdapat juga insiden yang membabitkan motosikal mahasiswa yang disabotaj serta diletakkan notis ugutan supaya tidak terlibat dalam PRK.

MARI BOIKOT MAKAN AYAM - tak mati pun !

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Ini ha, ada orang forwardkan email dari orang yang dikenali tentang ayam, makanan ayam dan memakan ayam.

"Jika anda pernah come across Majalah 3 pada bulan July ade paparan ttg ayam organic herba di usahakan seorang profesor - Dr Mohamad Zainol Abdul Haja. Saya tertarik dgn cara pembiakan ayam yg Dr Zainol usahakan,bersih,terkawal dan halal.

Saya dan suami menjejaki Dr Zainol,dpt jumpa,berborak,sy juga pernah bawa Dr Zainol dan isteri beliau Dr Mumtaz ,berjumpa dgn network saya di Melilea Puchong.Sekadar ingin mengajak beliau berkongsi pengalaman dgn kami.

Saya kagumi insan ini,mengorbankan kerjaya profesional utk akhirnye memilih jalan berbakti kepada ummah.Terlalu mudah akidah umat islam di Malaysia kini diperalat,kami sgt sedih.Matlamat kami sama,insyaallah.

Sungguh,teknologi menjadikan kita negara yg moden,teknologi juga akan
kemudiannye merosak byk perkara baik dlm tubuh kita..yg akhirnye akan merosak akidah.Kalau hendak dicerita,sgt panjang. Saya ringkaskan....

Wujud enzim khinzir dlm ayam diper akui setelah bbrp tahun buat research,malah byk website yg ade maklumat ini,sy akan beri add nnt. Enzim khinzir mungkin tidak terlabel secara individual dlm proses menggemukkan ayam(m'sia tidak akan buat label ) ,tp hasil dari kajian ,protein dari khinzir,antibiotik,dan pelbagai lagi mampu menyuburkan ayam,cepat gemuk,lg berat lagi cepat boleh jual,cepat dpt hasil.,maka
suntikan,makanan ayam ade campuran pelbagai yg sumbernya diragui. Thats y,dari telur hungga ia menjadi hidangan anda,ayam tidak perlu mengambil masa berbulan bulan..ayam KFC cuma 28 hari,ayam daging mungkin 40 hari...sy tidak pasti.

Lately sibuk harga ayam naik,sy come across pulak seorang pengusaha ayam
berbangsa china di Buletin Utama 2 mlm yg lalu,"harga ayam mesti mau naik
sikit,makanan ayam pun ssulah naik halga,itu UBAT ayam pun sudah naik halga"...ubat ???..tapi tiada apa lagi yg memeranjatkan saya....anda fikirkan,anda nilailah.Ayam kat malaysia ni sampai dah macam tak cukup supply,hg semakin lama semakin naik,yg gemuknye pengusaha ayam cina inilah.

Halal ke ayam daging?
tidak mengapa jika anda pasti dan yakin ttg kehalalannye,tambahan di Malaysia ade sykt besar yg melabelkan halal utk ape pun jua produk ayamnye. tetapi Taraf Halal itu ,saya anggap ia hanye di kategorikan utk PROSES PENYEMBELIHAN cara islam yg diutamakan di sykt itu..even pernah masuk TV,tetapi cara ayam dibesarkan,di beri mkn makanan yg bagaimana tidak mungkin termasuk dlm HALAL yg dimaksudkan....anda fikir bagaimana?

Sy pernah bertanye kpd Dr Zainol,government negara islam ini tak berbuat ape ape ke? Dia jawab,it happens around the world nanee.its the technology!!

Percaya atau tidak,sewaktu Dr Zainol confirm ayam daging ini ade enzim hinzir, beliau menangis,after a long time of research,baru skrg confirm!! Saya juga sgt sedih..sgt sgt sedeh. Bayangkan kotornye,hinanya makanan yang kita mkn,makanan yg membentuk 'kita'.

Ayam daging biasanya dlm 20 minutes kalau letak kat luar peti sejuk mesti lalat dah datang,bau dia mak aaaaiiiii...senang hanyir,kenapa?Ade certain part part ayam ni daging dia punyelah padat dan banyak kan...kenapa ye...fikir fikirkan."

Ini satu lagi seruan boikot ayam....

1. Kajian menunjukkan bahawa 92 peratus penternak ayam daging di Malaysia terdiri dari yang bukan beragama Islam. Mereka ini secara suka-suka akan menaikkan harga ayam tanpa menghiraukan harga siling yang telah ditetapkan oleh kerajaan. Alasan mereka ialah harga makanan ayam telah naik dengan mendadak. Selalunya apabila makanan ayam naik 10% , harga ayam dipasaran akan dinaikkan sebanyak 30%.

2. Kajian juga menunjukkan bahawa 100 peratus pengeluar anak ayam adalah terdiri dari bukan Islam. Mereka juga akan suka-suka menaikkan harga anak ayam tanpa sebarang sebab.

3. Kajian juga jelas menunjukkan bahawa 100 peratus pengeluar makanan ayam adalah terdiri dari bukan Islam. Pengeluar makananlah yang selalu disalahkan bila harga ayam dipasaran naik. Memang mereka bersalah kerana bersubahat dan berkomplot dengan penternak ayam dan pengeluar anak ayam untuk menaikkan harga terutama apabila umat Islam akan berpuasa dan juga semasa menyambut hari raya.

4. Semua orang tahu bahawa 100 peratus penjual ayam bahagian makanan halal dipasar adalah terdiri dari orang Melayu yang untungnya sangat rendah kerana tersepit diantara kenaikan harga dari pembekal dan kawalan harga dari kerajaan. Mereka ini boleh berhenti menjual ayam dan menjual daging sekiranya bangsa sendiri tidak lagi makan ayam.

5. Ayam daging yang kita beli dipasar bukan lagi ayam yang sebenarnya. Ianya adalah sejenis modifikasi bahan makanan. Ayam-ayam moden hari ini kelihatan semuanya memakai baju yang sama. Mereka didudukkan di dalam bilik yang sempit dan diberi makan mengikut peraturan. Ayam-ayam ini juga diberi pelbagai jenis pil dan hormon agar ianya ‘kelihatan’ subur dan menarik apabila ianya telah disembelih untuk dijual di pasar. Ayam-ayam ini juga tidak pernah mengotorkan kaki mencakar tanah mencari cacing. Badan ayam-ayam ini tidak pernah dipanah oleh cahaya matahari. Bayangkan dalam masa 40 hari dari sebiji telor yang menetas dengan kuasa eletrik, ianya siap sedia untuk dihidangkan ke meja makan.

6. Ramai penternak ayam masih menggunakan sejenis antibiotik yang mempunyai kesan karsinogenik (penyebab barah) dan boleh merosakkan sistem saraf pusat. Nitrofuran, satu kelas drug yang amat toksik digunakan untuk mengawal penyakit yang menyerang ayam ternakan. Seorang doktor haiwan di Johor, mendapati rintangan terhadap antibiotik tersebut telah wujud dalam sekumpulan ayam ternak yang dirawatnya.

7. Mereka yang kerap memakan daging ayam kini perlu lebih berhati-hati berikutan kadar hormon yang tinggi pada haiwan itu boleh mengakibatkan pelbagai komplikasi kesihatan.

Pensyarah Fakulti Farmasi, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Dr. Mohd Zulkefeli Md. Jusoh berkata, kekerapan memakan ayam khususnya daripada jenis 'ayam daging' akan membawa kepada ketidakseimbangan hormon dalam tubuh.

Lebih membimbangkan lagi katanya, dalam tempoh jangka panjang, mereka yang kerap memakannya menghadapi risiko penyakit kanser.

"Secara amnya, tubuh kita memang mempunyai sistem kawalan bahan-bahan asing. tetapi ia hanya berfungsi untuk tindak balas jangka pendek sahaja dan tidak dapat menentukan apa yang akan berlaku selepas itu," katanya.

Menurut Mohd Zulkefeli, kulit ayam juga boleh mendatangkan kemudaratan kerana ia banyak terdedah kepada pelbagai bahan kimia yang beracun.

Justeru, beliau mengingatkan orang ramai supaya memastikan bahagian itu ketika membeli ayam daging di pasar.

Beliau bagaimanapun tidak menggalakkan orang ramai memakan kulit ayam kerana mengandungi kolesterol yang tinggi dan berpotensi menyumbang kepada penyakit jantung.

Perkara sama turut dibangkitkan oleh pakar pemakanan daripada Jabatan Pemakanan dan Dietetik, Fakulti Perubatan dan sains Kesihatan, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM).

Pakar tersebut yang enggan dikenali berkata, pembesaran ayam daging yang bergantung kepada tindak balas hormon memudaratkan sistem pertahanan badan manusia yang memakannya.

"Hormon yang terkumpul dalam badan manusia itu boleh menjadi punca kepada penyakit sekiranya sistem pertahanan badan gagal meneutralkannya (hormon) dalam tempoh singkat."

"Apabila bahan-bahan yang tidak biasa diproses ini gagal disintesis dan dipecahkan, ia boleh memberikan kesan apabila tua kelak," katanya ketika dihubungi Utusan Malaysia hari ini.

Tambahnya, selain hormon, ayam daging juga mempunyai kadar kolesterol yang tinggi berbanding makanan lain dalam kumpulan makanan berprotein.

Keadaan ini meningkatkan lagi risiko didatangi penyakit-penyakit seperti penyakit jantung, diabetes dan masalah kegemukan.

"satu perkara yang perlu disedari adalah ayam daging membesar secara tidak normal. Justeru, adalah dikhuatiri ia juga boleh menjadi penyebab kepada penyakit-penyakit baru yang tidak pernah wujud sebelum ini," ujarnya.

Saya menyeru anda semua supaya berhenti membeli ayam daging dipasaran yang telah diubahsuai susunan genetik nya, dikawal harganya oleh golongan kapitalis, diracuni serta telah menjalani food programming secara kaedah yahudi yang sangat memberi kesan kepada pertumbuhan minda, boleh menyebabkan mati pucuk serta mandul dan juga menjadi punca utama kepada kanser rahim serta kanser payudara.

SEBARKAN EMAIL INI KEPADA RAKAN-RAKAN ANDA .... DALAM MASA TAK SAMPAI SATU MINGGU ANDA AKAN MELIHAT HARGA AYAM AKAN TURUN MENDADAK.

JOM BERTINDAK ... DAN KITA LIHAT HASILNYA NANTI

17 September 2007

Starbuck vs Setarbak

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Nampaknya, kedai kopi Starbuck semakin mendapat persaingan sengit dari anak tempatan.
Pak Cipan menjangkakan bahawa menjelang 2015, syarikat-syarikat kecil dan sederhana akan memberi persaingan sengit kepada syarikat dari luar negara terutama dari Amerika Syarikat.

Baguslah kalau begitu. Kalau Starbuck boleh offer macam-macam termasuk menyediakan talian internet wireless percuma, kedai tempatan pun apa kurangnya. Bukan setakat itu, boleh order atas motor dan motor boleh parking dalam percuma.

06 September 2007

Stop the Hunt - Protest Against Selayang Dog Catching Contest

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Join us to stop this competition - "PERTANDINGAN MENGAKAP ANJING ANTARA JAWATANKUASA PENDUDUK - MAJLIS PERBANDARAN SELAYANG"
Click for more info: http://www.mps.gov.my/hanjing/dog.html

Click here ti sign online petition to MPS,

To: Selayang Council

We, the undersigned, strongly protest the current dog hunting competition instigated by the Selayang Council(http://www.mps.gov.my/hanjing/dog.html)as reported in Sin Chew(4th Sept, 2007). We strongly disagree with such a campaign to catch stray dogs for prize money which can only lead to more animal abuse and animal deaths. Such a barbaric campaign is totally irresponsible and ineffective in curbing and resolving the issue of stray animals in the city. We demand that the campaign be stopped and an alternative campaign be put in place using the so called prize money. We would also like to appeal to the city councils across the country, animal lovers and all compassionate citizens of this good country to support our protest against such a disgusting show of inhumanity.

27 August 2007

PETAI

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I recieved an email about PETAI! Read it and eat it!

*Little did you know ...... after reading THIS, you'll NEVER look at petai in the same way again!

*Petai contains three natural sugars -sucrose, fructose and glucose.
Combined with fiber, petai gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy. Research has proved that just two servings of petai provide
enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder petai is the number one fruit with the world's leading athletes. But energy isn't the
only way petai can help us keep fit. It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must to add to
our daily diet.

*Depression:
According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND among people suffering from depression, many felt much better after eating petai. This is because
petai contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make you
feel happier.

*PMS(premenstrual syndrome):
Forget the pills - eat petai. The vitamin B6 it contains regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood.

*Anaemia:
High in iron, petai can stimulate the production of haemoglobin in the blood and so helps in cases of anaemia. *

*Blood Pressure:
This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, makng it perfect to beat blood pressure. So much so, the US Food and Drug
Administration has just allowed the petai industry to make official claims for the fruit's ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and
stroke.

*Brain Power:
200 students at a Twickenham (Middlesex) school were helped through their exams this year by eating petai at breakfast, break, and lunch in a bid to
boost their brain power. Research has shown that the potassium-packed fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert.

*Constipation:

High in fiber, including petai in the diet can help restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to laxatives.

*Hangovers:
One of the quickest ways of curing a hangover is to make a petai milkshake, sweetened with honey. The petai calms the stomach and, with the help of
the honey, builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while the milk soothes and re-hydrates your system. *


*Heartburn:

Petai has a natural antacid effect in the body, so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating petai for soothing relief.

*Morning Sickness:

Snacking on petai between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness.

*Mosquito bites:
Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the affected area with the inside of the petai skin. Many people find it amazingly
successful at reducing swelling and irritation.

*Nerves:
Petai is high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system.

*Overweight:
Studies at the Institute of Psychology in Austria found pressure at work leads to gorging on comfort food like chocolate and crisps. Looking at 5,000
hospital patients, researchers found the most obese were more likely to be in high-pressure jobs. The report concluded that, to avoid panic-induced
food cravings, we need to control our blood sugar levels by snacking on high carbohydrate foods every two hours to keep levels steady .

Ulcers:
Petai is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders because of its soft texture and smoothness. It is the only raw fruit that can be
eaten without distress in over-chronicler cases. It also neutralizes over-acidity and reduces irritation by coating the lining of the stomach.


*Temperature control:

Many other cultures see petai as a "cooling" fruit that can lower both the physical and emotional temperature of expectant mothers. In hoiland, for
example, pregnant women eat petai to ensure their baby is born with a cool temperature.

*Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) :
Petai can help SAD sufferers because they contain the natural mood enhancer, tryptophan.

*Smoking:
Petai can also help people trying to give up smoking. The B6, B12 they contain, as well as the potassium and magnesium found in them, help the
body recover from the effects of nicotine withdrawal.

*Stress:
Potassium is a vital mineral, which helps normalize the heartbeat,sends oxygen to the brain and regulates your body's water balance. When we are
stressed, our metabolic rate rises, thereby reducing our potassium levels. These can be rebalanced with the help of a high-potassium petai snack.

*Strokes:
According to research in "The New England Journal of Medicine," eating petai as part of a regular diet can cut the risk of death by strokes by as
much as 40%".

*Warts:
Those keen on natural alternatives swear that if you want to kill off a wart, take a piece of petai and place it on the wart. Carefully hold the
petai in place with a plaster or surgical tape!

*So, as you can see, petai really is a natural remedy for many ills.
When you compare it to an apple, it has four times the protein, twice the carbohydrates, three times the phosphorus, five times the vitamin A
and iron, and twice the other vitamins and minerals. It is also rich in potassium and is one of the best value foods around. So maybe its time to
change that well-known phrase so that we say, "A Petai a day keeps the doctor away".

PM Dr.Aminuddin AHK Dept.of Physiology
Medical faculty of UKM Kuala Lumpur

23 August 2007

FOOD POISONING

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Food poisoning is an acute gastroenteritis caused by the consumption of a food material or a drink which contains the pathogenic micro organism or their toxins or poisonous chemicals.Food poisoning is common in hostels,hotels,communal feedings, and festivel seasons.

A group of persons will be affected with same type of symptoms ,and they give a history of consumption of a common food before few hours.

Types of food poisoning

1) Bacterial food poisoning:

Here the micro organisms called bacteria are responsible.The food material may contain the pathogenic bacteriae or their toxin and will be ingested along with the food.

2) Non bacterial food poisoning:

Due to the presence of toxic chemicals like fertilizers,insectisides,heavy metals and ect.

Since bacterial food poisoning is common it is discussed here.

Bacterial food poisoning:

All bacteria are not harmful.There are some pathogenic bacteria which secrete toxins and cause clinical manifestations.These organisms enter the human body through food articles or drinks.

How food poisoning occures:

1) Presence of bacteria in the water.

2) The raw materials for the food may contain toxins.

3) Premises where the food is prepared may contain micro organisms or toxins.

4) Food handlers may have some infectious diseases.

5) Some animals like dogs,rats may contaminate the food.

6) If prepared food is kept in the room temperature for a long time and heated again can make a chance for food poisoning.

7) Purposely some body mixing toxins in the food.


Some common bacterial food poisonings.


1) Salmonella food poisoning:

There are three different varieties of salmonella bacteria.(salmonella typhimurium,salmonella cholera suis,salmonella enteritidis) These bacteria are present in milk, milk products and eggs. Symptoms of this food poisoning include nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea. Fever is also common.

2) Botulism:

This is the dangerous type of food poisoning caused by clostridium botulinum. The spores of these organisms are seen in the soil and enters the human body through pickles and canned fish ect.Compared to other food poisonings here vomiting and diarrhoea are rare Mainly the nervous system is affected.The symptoms starts with double vision,numbness with weakness.Later there will be paralysis with cardiac and respiratory failure ending in death.

3) Staphylococcal food poisoning:

It is caused by staphylo coccus aureus. These organisms usually cause skin troubles like boils and eruptions.It causes mastitis in cow.Through the milk and milk products it enders and causes gastroenteritis.There will be vomiting,abdominal cramps with diarrhoea.

4) Closteridium food poisoning:

This is caused by closteridium perfringens.They are present in stool,soil and water. They enter the body through,meat,meat dishes and egg ect.If food articles are cooked and kept in room temperature for a long time and heated again before eating can result this food poisoning.Symptoms include vomiting ,diarrhoea and abdominal cramps.

5) Bacillus cereus:

The spores of these organisms can survive cooking and causes enteritis. Diarrhoea and vomiting is common in this infection.


How to investigate food poisoning?

1) Examine each and every person affected.

2) Water sample should be tested.

3) Kitchen, store room and food samples should be examined.

4) The cook and food handlers should be questioned and examined.

5) Samples of vomitus and stool of all victims should be tested to identify the bacteria.


How to prevent food poisoning:-

1) Only purified water should be used.

2) Hygiene should be maintained by all persons keeping contact with food.

3) Workers should use masks, cap and gloves during cooking and serving.

4) Sick individuals should not come in contact with food materials.

5) Kitchen and premises should be neat and clean.

5) Vessels should be washed with soap and hot water.

6) Should not keep the prepared food for a long time in room temperature.

7) All food materials should be kept in closed containers.

8) Animals like dog, cat, rat ect should not come in contact with food materials.

9) Vegetables should be washed before cooking.

10) Meat should be fresh and should be purchased from recognised slaughter house.

NAILS IN HEALTH AND DISEASE

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The nails are present at the end of each finger tip on the dorsal surface.The main function of nail is protection and it also helps for a firm grip for holding articles.It consists of a strong relatively flexible keratinous nail plate originating from the nail matrix. Under the nail plate there is a soft tissue called nail bed.Between the skin and nail plate there is a nail fold or cuticle.Normal healthy nail is slight pink in colour and the surface is convex from side to side.Finger nails grow 1 cm in three months and toe nails take 24 months for the same.

Importance of nails in disease diagnosis:

The colour ,appearance,shape and nature of the nails give some information about the general health and hygiene of a person . Nails are examined as a routine by all doctors to get some clues about underlying diseases.Just looking at nails we can makeout the hygiene of a person.The abnormal nail may be congenital or due to some diseases.The cause for changes in the nail extend from simple reasons to life threatening diseases.Hence the examination by a doctor is essential for diagnosis .Some abnormal findings with probable causes are discussed here for general awareness.

1) Hygiene:-

We can make out an unhygienic nail very easily .Deposition of dirt under the distal end of nail plate can make a chance for ingestion of pathogens while eating.If nail cutting is not done properly it can result in worm troubles in children.When the worms crawl in the anal orifice children will scratch which lodges the ova of worms under the nails and will be taken in while eating.Prominent nail can also complicate a skin disease by habitual scratching.Sharp nails in small kids cause small wounds when they do feet kicking or hand waving.

2) Colour of the nails:-

a) Nails become pale in anaemia.

b) Opaque white discolouration(leuconychia) is seen in chronic renal failure and nephrotic syndrome.

c) Whitening is also seen in hypoalbuminaemia as in cirrhosis and kidney disorders.

d) Drugs like sulpha group,anti malarial and antibiotics ect can produce discolouration in the nails.

e) Fungal infection causes black discolouration.

f) In pseudomonas infection nails become black or green.

g) Nail bed infarction occures in vasculitis especially in SLE and polyarteritis.

h) Red dots are seen in nails due to splinter haemorrhages in subacute bacterial endo carditis, rheumatoid arthritis, trauma, collagen vascular diseases.

i) Blunt injury produces haemorrhage and causes blue/black discolouration.

j) Nails become brown in kidney diseases and in decreased adrenal activity.

k) In wilsons disease blue colour in semicircle appears in the nail.

l) When the blood supply decreases nail become yellow .In jaundice and psoriasis also nail become yellowish.

m) In yellow nail syndrome all nails become yellowish with pleural effusion.


3) Shape of nails:-


a) Clubbing: Here tissues at the base of nails are thickened and the angle between the nail base and the skin is obliterated. The nail becomes more convex and the finger tip becomes bulbous and looks like an end of a drumstick. When the condition becomes worse the nail looks like a parrot beak.

Causes of clubbing:-

Congenital Injuries

Severe chronic cyanosis

Lung diseases like empyema,bronchiactesis,carcinoma of bronchus and pulmonary tuberculosis.
Abdominal diseases like crohn's disease,polyposis of colon,ulcerative colitis,liver cirrhosis ect...

Heart diseases like fallot's tetralogy,subacute bacterial endocarditis and ect..

b) Koilonychia:-

Here the nails become concave like a spoon.This condition is seen in iron deficiency anaemia.In this condition the nails become thin,soft and brittle.The normal convexity will be replaced by concavity.

c) Longitudinal ridging is seen in raynaud's disease.

d) Cuticle becomes ragged in dermatomyositis.

e) Nail fold telangiectasia is a sign in dermatomyositis ,systemic sclerosis and SLE.


4) Structure and consistancy:-


a) Fungal infection of nail causes discolouration,deformity,hypertrophy and abnormal brittleness.

b) Thimble pitting of nail is charecteristic of psoriasis ,acute eczema and alopecia aereata.

c) The inflamation of cuticle or nail fold is called paronychia.

d) Onycholysis is the seperation of nail bed seen in psoriasis,infection and after taking tetracyclines.

e) Destruction of nail is seen in lichen planus,epidermolysis bullosa.

f) Missing nail is seen in nail patella syndrome.It is a hereditary disease.

g) Nails become brittle in raynauds disease and gangrene.

h) Falling of nail is seen in fungal infection,psoriasis and thyroid diseases.

5) Growth:-

Reduction in blood supply affects the growth of nails. Nail growth is also affected in severe ilness. when the disease disappears the growth starts again resulting in formation of transverse ridges.These lines are called Beau's lines and are healpful to date the onset of illness.

20 July 2007

TWO MOONS ON AUGUST 27th 2007

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27th Aug the Whole World is waiting for Planet Mars will be the brightest in the night sky starting August.

It will look as large as the full moon to the naked eye.

This will cultivate on Aug. 27 when Mars comes within 34.65 M miles of earth.

Be sure to watch the sky on Aug. 27 12:30 am. It will look like the earth has 2 moons.

The next time Mars may come this close is in 2287.

Share this with your friends as NO ONE ALIVE TODAY will ever see it again.

04 July 2007

KOD "E"

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Pak Cipan menerima email dari seorang sahabat tentang makanan yang dilabelkan 'KOD E':

"Salah seorang rakan saya bernama Syeikh Sahib bekerja sebagai pegawai di Badan Pengawasan Ubat & Makanan (POM) di Pegal, Perancis. Tugasnya adalah mencatat semua mereka barang, makanan dan ubat-ubatan.

Produk apa pun yang akan disajikan suatu perusahaan ke pasaran,bahan- bahan produk tersebut harus terlebih dahulu mendapat izin dari Badan pengawas Ubat dan Makanan Perancis dan Syeikh Sahib bekerja diBadan tersebut bahagian QC , oleh sebab itu dia mengetahui pelbagai jenis bahan makanan yang dipasarkan. Banyak daripada bahan-bahan tersebut dituliskan dengan istilah ilmiah namun ada juga beberapa yang dituliskan dalam bentuk matematik seperti E-904, E-141.

Oleh itu, saya mohon kepada semua umat Islam untuk memeriksa terlebih dahulu bahan-bahan produk yang akan kita konsumsi dan mencocokkannya dengan daftar kod E-CODES berikut ini. Jika ditemukan kod-kod berikut ini dalam kemasan produk yang akan kita beli, maka hendaknya dapat dihindari karena produk dengan kod-kod tersebut dibawah ini mengandung lemak babi.

E100, E110, E120, E 140, E141, E153, E210, E213, E214, E216, E234, E252,E270, E280, E325,E326, E327, E334, E335, E336, E337, E422, E430, E431, E432, E433,E434, E435, E436, E440,E470, E471, E472, E473, E474, E475,E476, E477, E478, E481, E482, E483,E491, E492, E493, E494, E495, E542,E570, E572, E631, E635, E904. "

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