Saturday, June 2, 2012

Marilyn Monroe


Eternal Rest Grant Unto Her O Lord & Let Your Perpetual Light Shine Upon Her, May Her Soul Rest In Peace, Amen.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Congratulations To HRH Queen Elizabeth II

Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Of The United Kingdom, Crown Of The Church Of England & Commonwealth.

My Deepest & Sincere Congratulations To Her Royal Highness In Conjunction with Her Majesty's 60th Anniversary as Queen!

Friday, April 13, 2012

PM Cameron Brings Business To Malaysia & Myanmar

(CNN) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron will arrive in Myanmar Friday accompanied by a delegation of 10 business leaders -- a measure of how quickly the once reclusive Southeast Asian country is reengaging with the world both diplomatically and economically. The delegation will be presented as "tourists" to circumvent restrictions imposed by European Union trade sanctions, according to Britain's Guardian newspaper.

"It is not a trade mission. We are going to Burma for reasons of geography and the recent elections, which led to a positive outcome," a source from the British government reportedly told the newspaper.

"The government policy on Burma is to discourage trade. That remains the case. Around ten members of the business delegation will come to Burma. They will have a cultural program. They will be like tourists."

The move is controversial since Britain still publicly backs EU sanctions which have held against the military-backed government since 1996. Cameron's visit is the first by a major Western leader since a 1962 coup began a half century of military rule.

U.S. to ease Myanmar sanctions, open relations

Western firms, meanwhile, are vying to be among the first to do business in Myanmar once sanctions are lifted.

Competitors from China, India, Japan, Thailand and South Korea are already well entrenched, tapping resources such as oil and natural gas, as well as sizeable deposits of coal, nickel ore and gemstones. Myanmar also stands to be a substantial exporter of lumber and rice.

Cameron is currently touring Southeast Asia -- including Malaysia and Indonesia -- with a delegation of 35 business leaders from companies such as Shell, BAE Systems and the world's biggest miner, BHP Billiton.

The peaceful freedom fighter

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Massive 8.9 Earthquake Hits Indonesia

(CNN) -- A massive earthquake struck off the coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra on Wednesday, triggering a tsunami alert for the Indian Ocean.

The quake struck about 430 kilometers from Banda Aceh, the capital of Indonesia's Aceh province, and had a magnitude of 8.9, the U.S. Geological Survey said. It took place at a depth of 33 kilometers.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said it had issued a tsunami watch for the entire Indian Ocean, and the Indonesian Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency said it had put up a tsunami warning.

The power has gone out in Banda Aceh and residents are moving to higher ground, said Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesman for the Indonesian National Disaster Management Agency.
The extent of the damage is still being assessed.

In 2004, a 9.1-magnitude underwater earthquake struck off the coast of Sumatra, triggering a tsunami that killed more than 200,000 people in 14 countries. Aceh was one of the worse affected areas.

The tsunami, which washed away entire communities, caused nearly $10 billion in damage and more casualties than any other tsunami in history, according to the United Nations.

Indonesia is on the so-called Ring of Fire, an arc of fault lines circling the Pacific Basin that is prone to frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Aung San Suu Kyi Wins!

CNN:National League for Democracy says party won 43 out of 44 parliamentary seats contested in Myanmar by-election.

YANGON - Aung San Suu Kyi, chairperson of the National League for Democracy (NLD), has won Myanmar's parliamentary by-elections and her party's other candidates also swept almost all parliamentary seats, announced the NLD headquarters Sunday night.

Waving the party's flags, tens of thousands of people gathered in front of the NLD headquarters cheering and hailing Suu Kyi and her party's election victory.

Suu Kyi won 1955-145 against U Soe Min, candidates of the Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) in Yangon region's Kawhmu township constituency, securing a seat of House of Representatives there.

According to the results released so far, NLD candidates have won the by-elections in a total of 27 constituencies out of 45, of which all are in Yangon region's six constituencies -- Mayangon, Mingala Taungnyunt, Hlegu, Thongwa and Dagon Seikkan and in 21 other township constituencies in other regions or states including the four constituencies in Nay Pyi Taw mostly for the seats of House of Representatives. More results are expected to follow.

The result was available hours after the polling was closed in the afternoon at 4 p.m. (9:30 GMT), followed by counting of votes in the presence of polling station officers, candidates' election agents and 10 witnesses from the public.

The parliamentary by-elections in Myanmar, which began on Sunday morning, were contested by a total of 157 candidates -- 150 represent 17 political parties and seven independents -- for the 45 vacant seats of parliamentary representatives scattered in 45 township constituencies in nine regions or states -- Yangon, Mandalay, Ayeyawaddy, Sagaing, Tanintharyi, Bago, Magway, Mon and Shan as well as Nay Pyi Taw directly under the president's administration.

Of a total of 6.4 million eligible voters in 45 constituencies, over 1 million cast votes in Yangon region's six township constituencies.

In Yangon's six township constituencies, including Kawhmu, Thongwa, Dagon Seikkan, Mingala Taungnyunt, Hlegu and Mayangon, a total of nine parties and one individual contested for six vacant seats of House of Representatives.

The parties are National League for Democracy (NLD), Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP), National Unity Party (NUP) , National Democratic Force (NDF), Unity and Peace Party (UPP), New National Democracy Party (NNDP), Myanmar New Society Democratic Party (MNSD), Democratic Party (Myanmar) and Myanmar National Congress Party (MNCP) as well as one independent candidate.

The by-elections were observed by foreign diplomats and United Nations officials based in Myanmar as well as over 150 invited international observers and media personnel from ASEAN and its dialogue partners, including the European Union and the United States.

Malaysian Church Tormented By Feudal Society

This Government has certainly lost the vote of Christians and She fails to see that all races (except Malays) have a handsome population of Christians. We have people who feel threatened by new media, pluralism and liberalism in this time and age. In short, a feudal society brings about the greatest threat to National Security!

KUALA LUMPUR, March 31 — The Malaysian Consultative Council of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism and Taoism (MCCBCHST) has called on Datuk Seri Najib Razak to practice what he preaches after Johor education and religious authorities decided to carry on with today’s seminar for religious schoolteachers on “the threat of Christianisation.”

The interfaith group said in a statement that the prime minister’s 1 Malaysia concept for unity and moderation is in “disarray” following news that the Barisan Nasional (BN) administration in Johor will only drop the reference to Christianity in the seminar’s theme but not change its content.

“We implore you to walk your talk. Be the leader of a responsible government that practises what it preaches. Your concept of 1 Malaysia and your call for moderation is all in disarray,” the council said.

News of the seminar’s theme earlier this week drew swift condemnation from non-Muslims, who expressed shock and dismay over the characterisation of Christians in the title. But Muslim NGOs insisted that the government was duty-bound to address the “threat of Christianisation,” which they repeatedly profess to be real despite the absence of firm evidence.

In response, Johor dropped specific mention of the “Christian threat” from the seminar originally themed “Pemantapan Aqidah, Bahaya Liberalisme dan Pluralism Serta Ancaman Kristianisasi Terhadap Umat Islam. Apa Peranan Guru?” (Strengthening the Faith, the Dangers of Liberalism and Pluralism and the Threat of Christianity towards Muslims. What is the Role of Teachers?).

“The seminar aims to strengthen the faith of Muslims and it does not need to be politicised by any party that claims it (seminar) is a threat to other religions,” Datuk Maulizan Bujang, the state executive councillor for education, was quoted by Bernama Online.

But Johor Mufti Department officials have said that while the title of the seminar, which requires attendance of about 300 teachers, will be changed, the contents and structure will remain unaltered.

“The seminar is part of the right of Muslims to defend the faith of its practitioners from any action which may lead to apostasy. It is our responsibility,” Bernama Online cited an unnamed official as saying.

MCCBCHST added that the seminar has put efforts to increase unity “meaningless.” “We are shocked that the only voice of the government heard on this matter is that of the minister responsible for Islamic affairs, who is condoning the seminar.

“The irony of the matter is that the same minister serves as one of the advisers to the cabinet committee on the promotion of understanding and harmony among the religions. Christians form 9.2 per cent of Malaysia’s 28.3 million-strong population.

In recent years, the Christian and Muslim religious communities have been engaged in a tug-of-war over the word “Allah”, with the latter group arguing that its use should be exclusive to them on the grounds that Islam is monotheistic and the word “Allah” denotes the Muslim God.

Christians, however, have argued that “Allah” is an Arabic word that has been used by those of other religious beliefs, including the Jews, in reference to God in many other parts of the world, notably in Arab nations and Indonesia.

Conservative Muslim groups have also accused Christians of attempting to convert Malays, resulting in heightened tension between followers of the two religions.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Dr.Mahathir Mohamad Admits BN In Hot Soup

March 29 — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today warned Barisan Nasional (BN) not to believe it would enjoy any guaranteed electoral victories, saying Pakatan Rakyat is an opposition unlike those from his days as prime minister.

“What is certain, it won’t be easy for BN to get two-thirds majority this time. The opposition now is not like that of the past, and the current situation is rather confusing,” Dr Mahathir was quoted as saying by Bernama Online today.

Last week, former finance minister Tun Daim Zainuddin predicted BN would have easy wins in Johor, Malacca and Pahang.

Daim had also forecast BN would lose five states in Election 2008, which the coalition did before it regained Perak a year later.

But the former finance minister also warned BN it faced uphill battles in other states, and described Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and his team as “generals without soldiers”.
The next general election is not due until May 2013, but Najib is believed to be considering calling for one earlier, possibly in June or September.

Analysts says Najib, who took over from Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi in 2009 following the disastrous 2008 results, will need a return of BN’s traditional parliamentary supermajority to ensure he remains in power.