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Dear friends, so sorry I haven’t been attending to this sadly neglected blog lately. Just been too caught up in the post-PRU 2008 blues (or jubilation, whichever applies), unrelenting workload and continued disappointment with the state of the nation. As post-election buzz dies down for the non-politicos, there seems to be a flu bug going around that is particulaltly bad for the elderly. My mum is still down with it and am hoping my immune system can fight it off but the tell tale muscle aches and joint pains refuse to go away. Thank you for your comments and hope to blog more later. In the meantime, where are Sharlinie and Asmawi?        

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If little Shannon Matthews can be found alive 24-days after she went missing, does Sharlinie still have a chance? All but forgotten by all during the recent campaigning for the general elections and now the tussle for power in both camps, I wouldn’t be surprised if the recent election shocks was a result of public unhappiness with failure by police to find her. Public fury and grief over Nurin Jazlin, failure in finding her killers and inaction in prosecuting the person who leaked her post-mortem photos most certainly contributed to the disgust with the ruling party. When will these squabbling politicians  address the issue of missing children and take steps to ensure we find them alive? I am becoming so cynical these days and am so totally disillusioned with politicians that I no longer hold my breath. So what excuse does the police have for not finding Sharlinie and now Asmawi? The nation could use some good news right about now. Finding them would be a big help!

 

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Dedicated to Nightwing. 

 

Inilah barisan kita,
Yang ikhlas berjuang.
Siap sedia berkorban,
Untuk ibu pertiwi!
Sebelum kita berjaya,
Jangan harap kami pulang!
Inilah sumpah pendekar kita,
Menuju medan bakti!
Andai kata kami gugur semua,
Taburlah bunga di atas pusara.
Kami mohon doa,
Malaysia berjaya!
Semboyan telah berbunyi,
Menuju medan bakti!

Sorry tak jumpa the original Dr Sam version. This was performed by AF4.

1953
Bulan 5 aku dilahirkan
Di sebuah negeri yang diberi nama
NEGERI SEMBILAN

Selepas itu aku dibesarkan
Di NEGERI KELANTAN
Aku belajar di sekolah orang putih
Dekat dengan Pasir Puteh

Saya Anak Malaysia ( 4X )

Lepas sekolah aku merayau
Negeri mat saleh aku merantau
Tempat orang indah sekali
Tapi MALAYSIA dekat di hati

Saya Anak Malaysia ( 4X )

Sampai masa aku pun balik
Tapi makweku nampak pelik
Dia kata nak jadi apa
Aku kata itu Tuhan punya kuasa

Saya Anak Malaysia ( 4X )

Lemah lembut sopan santun
Sudah menjadi darah dagingku
Walaupun aku nampaknya kutu
Aku hormat orang tuaku

Saya Anak Malaysia ( 4X )

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Thanks to Ustaz Fadhil and Hard-T for the info on this missing child. I found this report in The Star.

Boy missing in Kg Kerinchi

KUALA LUMPUR: An 11-year-old boy, Muhamad Asmawi Jalaludin, who went to play with his friends at the Kampung Kerinchi flats located about 200m from his house on March 9, has gone missing.  Brickfields acting OCPD Supt Azri Abdul Rahman said Muhamad Asmawi usually went to his friends’ flats nearby to play videogames.  The boy had gone to the nearby flats at around 5pm on March 9. When questioned by the police, his friends said that the SRK La Salle pupil had gone home at 6.30pm that day.  When the boy left the house, he was wearing a pink T-shirt and grey shorts.  “The boy was last seen at the Mid-Valley Megamall by a friend. We are scrutinising the CCTVs in the shopping complex to find out if he was there,” Supt Azri said on Thursday.  He added that Muhammad Asmawi’s mother, Rozita Abu Hassan, 50, had received an SMS demanding ransom of a sum of money.  Police have identified the sender of the SMS but have yet to track the person down.  Rozita, when met at her home in Kampung Kerinchi here on Thursday, said she waited for her youngest son to return until evening and decided to search for him in the area but to no avail. “Usually he goes cycling and plays football in the evenings and would be back by 5pm,” said the mother of seven. Anyone with information on Muhamad Asmawi’s disappearance can contact the Rakan COP hotline at 03-2115 9999 or SMS to 32728 or call Rozita at 019-255 0279.

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The shit has hit the fan folks and it’s crapping everywhere. It’s hard to stay on the sidelines during these challenging times as confused Malaysians await further retaliation. After all these years, they just could not contain their hatred for the DEB could they? How much more suppressed resentment is there awaiting to unleash further destruction to the Malay bastion? Why does a “no race-based politics” policy require one Chief Minister from one race while two deputy chief Ministers are appointed, one each from the other two races? Maybe the politico-unsophisticate that I am, I missed the logic in all this. And why were they chosen, based on merit or based on race? Trying too hard to please I see. Hey, isn’t that what BN did too? As you can tell, I am really pissed that the first thing the Chief Minister of the island up north did was deprive one entire race their rights without any discussion, psychological preparation, consensus or even finesse. Stinks of racial discrimination if you ask me.  I would have thought the first thing he would do was lower petrol prices or better still, free petrol. Oh well, I suppose I can look forward to a punch up Parliament sitting soon and maybe get great YouTube videoclips of our MPs making fools of themselves like their foreign counterparts shown below. What the hell, crap out crap in! Enjoy the show folks!      

South Korea 

Taiwan  

India

Sri Lanka

 Kenya

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Melayu

Melayu itu orang yang bijaksana
Nakalnya bersulam jenaka
Budi bahasanya tidak terkira
Kurang ajarnya tetap santun
Jika menipu pun masih bersopan
Bila mengampu bijak beralas tangan.

Melayu itu berani jika bersalah
Kecut takut kerana benar,
Janji simpan di perut
Selalu pecah di mulut,
Biar mati adat
Jangan mati anak.

Melayu di tanah Semenanjung luas maknanya:
Jawa itu Melayu, Bugis itu Melayu
Banjar juga disebut Melayu,
Minangkabau memang Melayu,
Keturunan Acheh adalah Melayu,
Jakun dan Sakai asli Melayu,
Arab dan Pakistani, semua Melayu
Mamak dan Malbari serap ke Melayu
Malah mua’alaf bertakrif Melayu
(Setelah disunat anunya itu)

Dalam sejarahnya
Melayu itu pengembara lautan
Melorongkan jalur sejarah zaman
Begitu luas daerah sempadan
Sayangnya kini segala kehilangan

Melayu itu kaya falsafahnya
Kias kata bidal pusaka
Akar budi bersulamkan daya
Gedung akal laut bicara

Malangnya Melayu itu kuat bersorak
Terlalu ghairah pesta temasya
Sedangkan kampung telah tergadai
Sawah sejalur tinggal sejengkal
tanah sebidang mudah terjual

Meski telah memiliki telaga
Tangan masih memegang tali
Sedang orang mencapai timba.
Berbuahlah pisang tiga kali
Melayu itu masih bermimpi

Walaupun sudah mengenal universiti
Masih berdagang di rumah sendiri.
Berkelahi cara Melayu
Menikam dengan pantun
Menyanggah dengan senyum
Marahnya dengan diam
Merendah bukan menyembah
Meninggi bukan melonjak.

Watak Melayu menolak permusuhan
Setia dan sabar tiada sempadan
Tapi jika marah tak nampak telinga
Musuh dicari ke lubang cacing
Tak dapat tanduk telinga dijinjing
Maruah dan agama dihina jangan
Hebat amuknya tak kenal lawan

Berdamai cara Melayu indah sekali
Silaturrahim hati yang murni
Maaf diungkap senantiasa bersahut
Tangan diulur sentiasa bersambut
Luka pun tidak lagi berparut

Baiknya hati Melayu itu tak terbandingkan
Segala yang ada sanggup diberikan
Sehingga tercipta sebuah kiasan:
“Dagang lalu nasi ditanakkan
Suami pulang lapar tak makan
Kera di hutan disusu-susukan
Anak di pangkuan mati kebuluran”

Bagaimanakah Melayu abad dua puluh satu
Masihkan tunduk tersipu-sipu?
Jangan takut melanggar pantang
Jika pantang menghalang kemajuan;
Jangan segan menentang larangan
Jika yakin kepada kebenaran;
Jangan malu mengucapkan keyakinan
Jika percaya kepada keadilan.

Jadilah bangsa yang bijaksana
Memegang tali memegang timba
Memiliki ekonomi mencipta budaya
Menjadi tuan di negara Merdeka ”

Read more about Usman Awang here, here, here, here, and here.

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Dear friends,

           I must apologise for not having blogged these past few days. Just been too busy and too burned out. This is going to be a very busy year for me at work and I realise that blogging has been taking up much of my thoughts and time. Thank you for visiting this humble blog. I will most probably blog less frequently. I am happy to inform that due to efforts by Ustaz Fadli from Bestariweb.com, the NurinAlert.org website is up. Although still skeletal in content, the website will be the platform for news and information and updates on Citizens for Nurin Alert (C4NA). We chose today to go live because it marks 200 days since Nurin Jazlin Jazimin went missing. Feedback, suggested and contributed content and constructive comments welcomed!

           As the dust of battle settles with the close of a disastrous or victorius general elections, from whichever vantage point you happen to be looking, I have only one request of our newly and re-elected MPs – to please not forget the children of this nation. Datuk Seri Shahrizat had promised to see the NURIN Alert get incorporated into the Child Protection Policy but with her defeat in Lembah Pantai, I am worried nothing will come of all the effort we made. I assume that we can count on the elected representatives who will gather at the august house when Parliament convenes, that they will see to it the CPP and Nurin Alert goes through. It would be a shame if Parliament is used as a means to exact revenge instead of in the interest of the rakyat. This is when we gauge the maturity of our elected representatives. 

         And while the victors celebrate and the vanquished assess the damage, I am just glad ZAM lost. My only comment about politicis in this country – the mainstream media should have played a better role at alerting the ruling party on the mood of the voters. By filling the pages of once highly respected  newspapers with nauseating and slanted reporting as well as the blatant abuse of airtime in an obvious attempt to brainwash the rakyat, the media did an injustice that turned the tide of voter sentiments in favour of the underdogs. Too much of anything has a tendency to backfire. BN can thank RTM for their dismal showing.

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