Sunday, May 31, 2009

A night in Shangri-La KL

We redeemed our voucher and have a stay in the Shangri-La KL. Below are some shots I took from my iPhone.


Kind of comfortable sitting here.



Bathroom Scene


Pretty standard toilet bowl, nothing special :)


this is the multimedia connectors, you can hook on HDMI/VGA or composite video, and have your stuff play on the LCD TV


The speed of Internet access, its 2Mbps upload and download. Dunno if this is shared.



Complimentary fruits


KLCC from the windows


A view at the cross junction


Looking out from the windows


The Lounge






Monday, May 25, 2009

An unhappy shopping experience

My wife bought a small LG mini compo from Tesco Mutiara Damansara last Friday as her current mini compo ceased operation recently.

So I fixed it up last night, hoping that she will have peace of mind when working in her office.

About 30min later. She SMSed me that the compo seems having problem with the audio CD she was playing, besides music, hissing noise like you turn on radio but not locking to any station.

She was annoyed, thought that it may be the CD that is giving problem.

So I advised her to play another CD, after a short while, the hissing noise came back.

Well, it looks like the unit is overheating at the first glance. But when I touched the unit, it was cold, no heat. Further, she turned on air cond at 24C just to make sure.

"Try again tomorrow." I said. Was tired.

She mumbled at me, wanted to send the unit back to Tesco the next day. Yes, she got the same noise on different track on a different CD again.

Then we tested, turned off the unit, on again, played the problematic track, nothing happen.

Then it was hissing again on other track.

"It must be a faulty unit, better to report to Tesco before it is too late." she said.

She called Tesco customer service, and was stunned that Tesco said they are not responsible for exchange or service of Brand A and B type of products, of which LG happened to be Brand A.

She got irritated, as we were not informed when we decided to purchase the unit. Only after payment is made she was told to read a little paper clipped together with the receipt. The little piece printed is fine print that brand A and B products do not entitle for exchange or service after purchase. There is, however, not specified which is brand A or B.

She called again demanded to speak to a manager. A gentleman, Mr Mani attended the call. Although spoken softly, but he insisted that we send the unit back to LG's service centre instead.

I took over the call as she is rushing for her stories. I told him that we were not informed that Tesco discharged it's responsibilty BEFORE payment was made. I said that the piece of paper clipped behind the receipt, and we were told to read, and should we have any problem, refer to Tesco. That's all. He said that all sales specialists in Tesco must brief the customers on this, and he will query the particular sales specialist.

I then told him, if I were the sales specialist, I would insisted that I have mentioned to all customers, including my wife.

The point is: should Tesco wish to discharge its responsibilty, they would have display the notice at prominant places instead of just asking customer to read the fine print AFTER payment is made.

The only reason we bought from stores like Tesco or Jusco or Courts for all our electrical goods except computers, is because our timing is odd and these stores may attend to our problem should there be any, at wee hours.

I them told Mr Mani the following: "We demand for refund or exchange with Tesco since Tesco is the payee of the transaction. And we are sure that we were not informed, neither it was a binding terms in the sales contract, of which when we offer to buy such product, such terms did not exist. The term existed only AFTER payment is made, and was in a form of a small piece of paper, with not specific reference to the brand of product that we have purchase. This is misrepresentation, and probably void the sales contract that we entered."

I continued by demanding that he call us back today to inform us if there's a solution, ie Tesco exchanged the unit, or help us to escalate to LG.

My concious is clear. Tesco is the payee, not LG. the sales contract binds both Tesco and my wife, LG is a third party. Unless both parties agreed that all service matter refers to LG, with prior consent from LG that they will undertake the service, else the contract is simply void and we have all rights to demand for refund.

Mr Mani did not call back. And we decided to make a trip to Tesco, some 30+km away from our home.

We were looking for Mr Mani when we reached. He keeps saying that there's nothing he can do, since it is Tesco's policy. After a while he agreed that the electrical department specialist to test the unit.

We told many times that the problem does not have a clear-cut symptom, it comes at random.

When the sales specialist tested the unit, it seems alright. However, my wife recorded the hissing noise and tic-tac noise from the unit on her Samsung MP3, and we were trying to expalin that this is the audible noise when the problem hit. Mr. Mani jumped into conclusion that the unit is functioning as it is able to play our USB MP3 player. He was at first not allowing us to play the audible problem we recorded, claiming that tests must be conducted with their USB or CD. he failed to understand what traspires, and failed to address the issue at shortest possible time. Then he walked away.

After a few round explaining to the sales specialist, they agreed that they heard the noise from our playback, and then calling Mr. Mani for follow-up action.

My wife went to car parkto pick up her name card, and I was waiting at the electrical department that Mr. Mani should come anytime.

We waited for some 45minutes, hungry and thirsty. There's no sign that Mr.Mani is coming.

Then my wife told me from the entrance that Mr. Mani is at the entrance, refused to come to see us at the electrical department.

I rushed to the entrance, was not able to get Mr. Mani. My wife told me the she had s short exhcnage with Mr. Mani and he called my wife "angin".

A lady, assumed herslef to be the person in charge for customer service, Cik Ros, was attentinh to us. We met her when we were talking to Mr. Mani before sending the unit to test earlier.

She was helpful and decided to help us to deal with LG on our matter, and said will be calling us tomorrow evening.

I have stated clearly that we do not wish to have the unit repaired, since the unit is having problem in the first 2 days.

And idid mention that I will file a complaint to Tesco's management on the whole issue.

Now, we will have to wait for the outcome and deal with it tomorrow.



-- Post From My iPhone

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Tweets from Uncle Kit and Chin Huat

Below are tweets from Uncle Kit and Wong Chin Huat pertaining to the recent DAP headquarter raid.


I reproduced their tweets here to remind everyone that should this RAID without warrant persists, we may one day become a victim, not just political party or political figures.


Do the appropriate, not so much in supporting DAP, or PR, or Chin Huat, but for you and your future generations.


for those who wanted to follow tweets from these 2 gentlemen, please goto http://www.twitter.com, register an account, and search @limkitsiang and @chinhuatw



Chin Huat tweets in ascending order:


Police is screwing DAP. Time for PR to come out firmly on #1BLACKMalaysia. PR should call for a nationwide 1BLACK Monday.

about 11 hours ago from web


If you are angry with the vigil arrests and DAP raids, tell everyone: #1BLACKMonday: Malaysia wears black May 25!

about 11 hours ago from web


PPPA used to justify the DAP raid. Reminds us the need for thorough media reform. #1BLACKMonday if u want PPPA repealed. [CY's note: Printing Presses and Publications Act]

about 10 hours ago from web


Tell everyone #1BLACKMonday on May 25 for police reform and media freedom, against political witchhunt and unlawful raids.

about 10 hours ago from web


ultimate police reform should include transfering police from federal matter to concurrent matter. #1BLACKMonday.

about 10 hours ago from web


The Parliamentary Opposition Leader must come up strongly on police's power abuse. Where is the shadow Home Minister?

about 10 hours ago from web


Who's Ooi Leng Hang? He is 1 of d 2 men helped ensure Nizar's landslide in Bukit Gantang Chinese area. http://❽.ws/𩉘

about 4 hours ago from web


The other man instrumental for Nizar's win, Lim Swee Kuan, Kit's PA is also detained. http://❽.ws/𩉘. #1BLACKMonday

about 4 hours ago from web


Do the police think they can silence the young creative minds in PR? Leng Hang is a fighter. Support him #1BLACKMonday.

about 4 hours ago from web


the Birthday Party 16 are freed on police bail. But PR's response as the official opposition still needed.

about 2 hours ago from web




Uncle Kit said in his tweets in ascending order:


@fiquesunny Yes they are in the DAP National HQ now.

about 19 hours ago from web in reply to fiquesunny


First time in the 42 years history of DAP, police raiding our HQ.

about 19 hours ago from web


DAP staff, Ooi Leng Hang, arrested at Thursday nite Teratai vigil, was brought to HQ by the police to assist them in their raid.

about 19 hours ago from web


Twittering on behalf of Kit Siang from hq

about 19 hours ago from web


11 officers non-uniform came to hq about 6.25pm. They are still here

about 19 hours ago from web


more officers downstairs

about 19 hours ago from web


They are taking a computer a monitor 19 DVDs keyboard a tablet

about 19 hours ago from web


Gobind Singh and Lip Eng came as lawyer. Tan Kok Wai and Fong Kui Lon came to assist

about 19 hours ago from web


The officers are leaving now.

about 19 hours ago from web


They came without search warrant. The entrance was possible because Mr Ooi Leng Han who was arrested let them in.

about 19 hours ago from web


Video of the search is being uploaded to http://youtube.com/dapvideo

about 18 hours ago from web


http://twitpic.com/5rfto - Picture of Leng Han and party leaders during the police raid on HQ.

about 18 hours ago from TwitPic


Thanks Goh Kheng Teong 4 tweeting the outrageous police raid on DAP Hqs. I was in Sauk & Ayer Kala but could not access maxis 3G Internet

about 15 hours ago from web


Goh is DAP IT manager. He is now at SS2 Police Station lodging report agnst police 4 raid. He is informed there is a police rept agst him.

about 15 hours ago from web


6.27 pm: Informed by Goh of police raid Could not tweet or access from Sauk 7.18 pm Recd sms from foo canberra abt twitter inquiry re: raid

about 14 hours ago from web


Authorised twitter on my behalf re: police raid. What r police up to?. Violating sanctity of pollitical party hqrs completely unacceptable.

about 14 hours ago from web


16 arrested 4 candelight vigil Thurs inc. DAP SA Teratai Jenice Lee, my p.a. Lim Swee Kuan, Ooi Leng Heng being produced at Ampang ct. now

about 5 hours ago from web


Lawyers for arrested 16, MPs Gobind & Lip Eng rushing over to Ampang Ct Will the 16 arrested since Thursday nite b released?

about 5 hours ago from web


SMSfrom Med @Ampang Ct -"The 16 are at the magistrate court now. But the cops are paranoid. FRU called in to intimidate less than 20 of us."

about 4 hours ago from web


Police came like "thieves in the night" 2raid DAP Hq. No notice. Imagine what could happen if DAP Hq empty unoccupied - field day 2police!

about 3 hours ago from web


All 16 released under police bail 2k. To report at Ampang police on 10th June.

about 3 hours ago from web


Spoke to Jenice, Swee Kuan, Leng Heng on phone. None the worse with 13 others despite police ordeal. "Real gold not afraid of furnace fire"

about 2 hours ago from web


Cousins Najib Hishamuddin in charge, Malaysia fast sliding down slippery slope of police state trampling on rule of law and human rights?

about 5 hours ago from web


Najib done what 5 previous PMs had not done -police raid on DAP Hqrs as if DAP terrorist org like Al Mauna (I was in Sauk during raid) Shame

about 5 hours ago from web

Sunday, May 17, 2009

又是马华年度表演时段-请大家起立鼓掌!

奖学金啊奖学金!这些年来,让多少少年英雄饮恨?让多少为人父母心碎?

但是,年度奖学金事件,又让多少马青仔出尽风头,天天上报?

年年有关奖学金的潮语(潮流术语,不是潮洲话)不同,简直可以和首相口号媲美!

不信?你自己算算看:

开始时:行政偏差(不关我事)
后来:上书马华教育部副部长(朝里有人好办事!)
再后来:内部协商(谁听谁讲?不知道!)
最近:内阁争取(如何争取?对不起,国家机密!)
跟着来的:制度化(所谓制度化是根据肤色,不是成绩单)

其实问题很简单,也非常容易解决。但是,却偏偏悬而不决,那是不是有人不想问题解决?还是官员善忘,一再重复问题?

噢!倒忘了,教育部副部长是马华领袖。。

要是该副部长来一个率团会见公共服务局总监的情形,也请不要笑话。因为前交通部堂堂部长,不也自降身份,拜会交通部总监吗?何况是马华教育部副部长拜会首相署辖下的公共服务局!

不说不知道,算算马华/马青也处理了此事件九年了,副部长非常有信心的说马青有足够的经验处理奖学金事件,不知他阁下是不是引以为荣?

最后,副部长在回答记者时说道奖学金事件没有种族之分,因为马来西亚目前的处事概念是“一个马来西亚”。读到这里,不禁对副部长另眼相看,真的不说不知道,原来公共服务局奖学金已不再与肤色挂钩。。

在看到另一则旧闻,才发觉原来只有20%的公共服务局奖学金是不分种族提供给成绩优异者。

20%已经闹出了这麽多问题!

可是还有的80%去了那?副部长不就说奖学金事件没有种族之分,因为马来西亚目前的处事概念是“一个马来西亚”吗?


备注:以下新闻转贴自光华日报。

公共服务局奖学金频出状况 魏家祥斥“无厘头”

二零零九年五月十二日 凌晨十二时五十八分

(吉隆坡11日讯)新一轮公共服务局奖学金分配让学员无所适从,马青总团长魏家祥今日斥责公共服务局乱象丛生,作出“无厘头”的分配。他表示,海外留学奖学金拥有2000个名额,其中20%留给成绩优秀的学生,因此,全国52名考获13A1以上的优异学生理应获得海外奖学金申请。

但是,部份学生却无法申请海外奖学金、成功申请者不被提供任何资料包括国家名单,却被强迫必须在3天内(包括2天公假)给予回覆。

“一些海外奖学金申请者,甚至被提供国内奖学金和大学预科班,与学生的意愿背道而驰,这种情况形同强迫他们迎娶姑娘,却不告诉他们女子的身份!”

也是教育部副部长的拿督魏家祥今日召开记者会,谴责公共服务局的做法,并要求当局解释何以发放奖学金出现让人混淆的局面。

他表示,公共服务局做法出现多种乱象,其中海外奖学金申请者被安排到大学预科班修读,这么一来,对方的奖学金名额是否将保留到明年,并被纳入明年的奖学金名额中?

他表示,马青将义不容辞协助学生争取公共服务局奖学金,并要求当局必须根据内阁早前决定执行措施,把20%的奖学金不分种族分配给成绩优异生。


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魏家祥:接800奖学金上诉案 优秀生名单18日提呈

二零零九年五月十六日 凌晨十二时二十分

(吉隆坡15日讯)教育部副部长拿督魏家祥说,马青总团教育局在整理好优秀生无法获得公共服务局海外奖学金的工作后,将于下周一(18日)呈交该份名单给马华总会长拿督斯里翁诗杰,以提呈内阁。

他披露,马青总团教育局所收到的800宗海外奖学金上诉个案中,其中的250多宗是考获全科A1的个案,包括10宗考获11科A1、55宗考获12科A1及9宗考获13科A1;这批都是今年获得大马教育文凭(SPM)会考成绩的考生。

“在250宗获得全科A1的个案里,有20宗是获得本地大学奖学金的;而全国10大成绩优异生的申请中,有1宗获得15科A1及1宗获得14科A1无法获得海外奖学金。”

他今日(15日)主持“阅读大马”国际书展推介礼后在记者会中对于内阁接管公共服务局发放海内外奖学金的工作,表示欢迎,并希望内阁能制定一个透明化的机制,以解决公共服务局在发放奖学金过程中引起的各种问题。

也是马青总团长的他指出,该局累积了9年协助考生处理及投诉奖学金事宜的经验,因此很清楚知道怎样处理及协助这些考生,同时也会仔细地探讨和处理每一项个案。

他指出,考获好成绩的优秀生应当获得奖学金前往深造,而马青教育局所接获的投诉也包括一些优秀生申请海外奖学金,却获得国内奖学金。

他更坦言,其本身最无法承受和面对的是一些无法获得海外奖学金,而担任教师的家长在他面前哭诉。

他也强调,马青总团教育局将不分肤色来处理考生的投诉个案;不过,一般惯例,印裔学生将会寻求国大党的协助,巫裔学生将会寻求巫统的协助,而华裔生将会寻求马华的协助。

询及不少优秀华裔生面对这项问题,是否意味着他们的成绩越来越好,以及奖学金分配是否偏向土著,魏家祥说,这件事情根本没有土著与非土著之分,因为大马目前的处事概念是“一个马来西亚”。

家长学生有自主权 没禁戴口罩上学

教育部副部长拿督魏家祥说,家长及学生可自行决定是否要戴口罩,教育部不会加以禁止。

他重申,教育部由始至终都不曾发出禁令,禁止马六甲州丁赖华小的学生戴口罩上学。

“教育部是依据卫生部的专业指南,来决定学生所要采取的防范措施;当然教育部也不想促请学生戴口罩而引起不必要的恐慌!”

他今日(15日)主持“阅读大马”国际书展推介礼后在记者会中被询及马六甲州丁赖华小学生被禁戴口罩上学事件,这么回应。

造反有理


Saturday, May 16, 2009

周美芬,请把话说完!

马华妇女组全国主席周美芬大姐在中国报的文章说:

國陣議員避游台灣,蔡添強等人作狀赴台撬牆腳開始,國陣在這場政治謀略戰中就盡處下風!”

这是我第一次读到国阵领导人承认当时避走台湾并不是国阵後座议员俱乐部主席 张员外庆信所谓的“马来西亚国会议员农业考察团”。

要是如此,那就请周大姐大义凛然到底,为我们可怜无助的广大人民揭发这起“马来西亚国会议员农业考察团”的真相。到底国阵国会议员们用的是公家的钱,还是各自买单。

周大姐既然如此说了,就应该是有凭有据。为了造福万民,更应该继续揭露“马来西亚国会议员农业考察团”的所有活动和经费开销。

比如国会议员在台湾花了公家多少银子?有多少国会议员回来後写报告?要是有写报告,那,报告呈交给谁?要是有报告,为什么没有呈交国会?

要是用公家的银子、又没有报告的话,是不是涉嫌滥用公款?

要是滥用公款的话,周大姐会不会为民除害,将涉嫌的国会议员告到“比香港廉政公署更有效率、有POWER的马来西亚反贪污委员会”那里,来一个大义灭亲。

如果罪名成立的话,又可以乘这机会扳倒一些国会议员,腾出空缺,让周大姐大摇大摆的走入国会,不再让人说周大姐走后门当副部长。

一举数得,真是高招!

40议员一条心
避走台湾示忠心
兜了一圈真开心
周姓大姐最细心
一言说中国民心
盼望大姐再用心
为民除害最开心!






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更新: May 15, 2009 18:01


周美芬:撥雲見日

國陣前路坎坷

當首相納吉表示國陣可能不參加本南地補選時,民聯與民間都說這是因為國陣怕輸;

當霹靂州政權膠著,人民呼籲解散州議會還政于民,國陣向法庭提出上訴時,民聯與民間再次說這是因為國陣怕輸!

敦馬老人家在這個時候出來發聲說,他認為,霹靂州不必重新舉行選舉,應該召開州議會,對民聯大臣尼查投下不信任票。原因是:

舉行州選舉不但浪費公款,民聯也是穩操勝券。

“選民早前已經作出選擇,只不過是他們選出了一些跳槽者。這有何辦法?”

敦馬對于霹州如果再次舉行州選可能出現的成績預測,目前恐怕國陣及民聯雙方的人馬,都不會有太大異議!這也就意味著還未上戰場,大家都已認定如果舉行選舉,國陣將會輸!

其實,從國陣在308大選輸掉大半壁江山后,無法及時沉著應戰,反而被安華的奪權虛招一再玩弄于指掌之間,隨安華的916奪權計劃起舞,搞得黨內外雞犬不寧。國陣議員避游台灣,蔡添強等人作狀赴台撬牆腳開始,國陣在這場政治謀略戰中就盡處下風!

然而,安華萬萬預料不到自己奪權不成,反遭奪權!起因正是民聯中出現了3位離隊投敵的議員!

有人說,如果當初國陣是通過議會,對尼查投不信任票取得政權的話,目前的情況不會出現;

我認為,未必!以西華主持會議一再否決動議的方式看來,要提呈投不信任動議,可能也會遭他否決。

以目前民情一面倒,民間連民聯一再刻意製造補選都可接受、連蔡添強把回教國問題比喻為清道夫課題都沒什么反應、連回教黨反對國陣政府的改教政策都能噤若寒蟬、行動黨從不譴責回教黨的極端言論卻不受責難看來,霹州政權對國陣而言雖然重要,但已非首要,更重要的是如何扭轉民心,而扭轉民心必須靠好的施政,好的施政還得在一片祥和氣氛下,才能讓人民感受到!

看來,霹州政權事件即使解決,民聯食髓知味,在行動黨與回教黨的前呼后擁下,好大喜功的安華還會不斷在國內刻意製造不同課題,一方面讓反國陣的情緒保溫,迫使國陣分心應對;另一方面則分散人民注意力,讓人民忽略國陣的良好施政!國內出現安華這類為權而不是為政的政客,國陣前路坎坷,國內政局從此多事矣!

(馬華婦女組主席)

Who should seek Royal consent to dissolve the Perak State Assembly?

Merdeka Review's headline today claimed BN may consider dissolving the State Assembly, putting the Perak fiasco to an end.

Now, we, sorry, BN has a problem.

What problem?

Should BN's "Menteri Besar" seek Royal consent to dissolve the State Assembly? Or should the legitimate Menteri Besar at ALL MATERIAL TIME, YB Dato' Seri Nizar, as concluded by the High Court recently, dissolve the State Assembly.

Even if a Stay order is granted to defer execution of verdict by the High Court, it is undeniable that YB Dato' Seri Nizar has not, and never, relinquish his position as Menteri Besar of Perak as I concluded in my earlier post. Again, this is merely my perspective on the issue with no credible legal background, be warned.

Now we have a BN appointed, claimed "Menteri Besar", who is currently assuming the position you know why.

If BN's "Menteri Besar" seeking Royal consent to dissolve the State Assembly, is the action legitimate?

If the dissolution of the State Assembly is consented by the Sultan, but from a "Menteri Besar" who is legally not the Menteri Besar (based on the High Court ruling), should the Assembly be dissolved? Should Pakatan happily accepted the dissolution? Should the Perakian celebrate that they have win the war?

The end result may be the same, i.e. which Menteri Besar dissolves the Assembly as long as the Assembly is dissolved, but it has a negative implication, at least, that Pakatan acknowledged that BN's "Menteri Besar" is the Menteri Besar and not the legitimate Menteri Besar at all material time, YB Dato' Seri Nizar.

Should this be the ending of the whole Perak episode, I would say Pakatan is no different than BN.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Are we in economy crisis? Gee! Look at how they spent!


Are we in economy crisis?

Well, I think most of us feel the downturn of economy, at the same time, cost of living goes up pressuring almost every households in the country.

At this juncture, the State Government of Trengganu did something to stimulate the economy.

How?

The State Government did a full page advertisement on newspaper thanking the Deputy Prime Minister cum Minister of Education for his first work visit to the state.

Walao! Full page color adv! Do you know how much does it cost? At least RM20k man!

Say if the State Government advertised on all major print media, say 10 national papers, it means atleast RM200k is spent for a thank you note!

Yes, I know, the State Government has recently received its accrued Petrol Royalty from the Federal Government, and they are rich now.

But the state is still one of the poorest states, and there are still many projects needs money to carry out.

Why spent on advertisement? Isn't it better to use the money wisely for the welfare of the people, or to the school children instead?

Yes, RM200k can't even buy a Mercedes S Class for the State Excos, but it can buy 100,000 botttles of milk for the children in the state.

What's gone wrong with the Government that cares? Don't they learn mathematics in schools?

Asparagus/Cancer - Must Read

This is an email I received from a Twitter @Hadramie, it may be useful for those who need it or wish to try out.

This is a very good article on Asparagus..known to cure Cancer.
Kindly go through the same.



Three types of asparagus on a shop display, with white asparagus at the back and green asparagus in the middle. The plant at the front is Ornithogalum pyrenaicum, is commonly called wild asparagus,

Several years ago, I had a man seeking asparagus for a friend who had cancer. He gave me a photocopied copy of an article,entitled, `Asparagus for cancer ' printed in Cancer News Journal, December 1979.

I will share it here, just as it was shared with me: ' I am a biochemist,and have specialized in the relation of diet to health for over 5 years.

Several years ago, I learned of the discovery of Richard R.Vensal, D.D.S. that asparagus might cure cancer. Since then, I have worked with him on his project. We have accumulated a number of favourable case histories. Here are a few examples:

Case No. 1,
A man with an almost hopeless case of Hodgkin ' s disease (cancer of the lymph glands) who was completely incapacitated. Within 1 year of starting the asparagus therapy, his doctors were unable to detect any signs of cancer, and he was back on a schedule of strenuous exercise.

Case No. 2,
A successful businessman 68 years old who suffered from cancer of the bladder for 16 years. After years of medical treatments, including radiation without improvement, he went on asparagus. Within 3 months, examinations revealed that his bladder tumor had disappeared and that his kidneys were normal.

Case No. 3,
A man who had lung cancer. On March 5th 1971, he was put on the operating table where they found lung cancer so widely spread that it was inoperable. The surgeon sewed him up and declared his case hopeless. On April 5th he heard about the asparagus therapy and immediately started taking it. By August, x-ray pictures revealed that all signs of the cancer had disappeared. He is back at his regular business routine. *

*Case No. 4,
A woman who was troubled for a number of years with skin cancer. She finally developed different skin cancers which were diagnosed by asking specialist as advanced. Within 3 months after starting on asparagus, her skin specialist said that her skin looked fine and no more skin lesions. This woman reported that the asparagus therapy also cured her kidney disease, which started in 1949. She had over 10 operations for kidney stones, and was receiving government disability payments for an inoperable, terminal, kidney condition. She attributes the cure of this kidney trouble entirely to the asparagus.

I was not surprised at this result, as `The elements of Material Medica ' , edited in 1854 by a Professor at the University of Pennsylvania , stated that asparagus was used as a popular remedy for kidney stones. He even referred to experiments, in 1739, on the power of asparagus in dissolving stones.

We would have other case histories but the medical establishment has interfered with our obtaining some of the records. I am therefore appealing to readers to spread this good 20news and help us to gather a large number of case histories that will overwhelm the medical skeptics about this unbelievably simple and natural remedy.. For the treatment, asparagus should be cooked before using, and therefore canned asparagus is just as good as fresh.

I have corresponded with the two leading canners of asparagus, Giant Giant and Stokely, and I am satisfied that these brands contain no pesticides or preservatives.

* * PROCEDURE:
1) Place the cooked asparagus in a blender and liquefy t make a puree, and store in the refrigerator.

2) Give the patient 4 full tablespoons twice daily, morning and evening.

Patients usually show some improvement in from 2-4 weeks. It can be diluted with water and used as a cold or hot drink. This suggested dosage is based on present experience, but certainly larger amounts can do no harm and may be needed in some cases.

As a biochemist I am convinced of the old saying that `what cures can prevent ' . Based on this theory, my wife and I have been using asparagus puree as a beverage with our meals. We take 2 tablespoons diluted in water to suit our taste wit breakfast and with dinner. I take mine hot and my wife prefers hers cold.

For years we have made it a practice to have blood surveys taken as part of our regular checkups.

The last blood survey, taken=2 0by a medical doctor who specializes in the nutritional approach to health, showed substantial improvements in all categories over the last one, and we can attribute these improvements to nothing but the asparagus drink...

As a biochemist, I have made an extensive study of all aspects of cancer, and all of the proposed cures. As a result, I am convinced that asparagus fits in better with the latest theorie about cancer. Asparagus contains a good supply of protein called histones, which are believed to be active in controlling cell growth. For that reason, I believe asparagus can be said to contain a substance that I call cell growth normalizer. That accounts for its action on cancer and inacting as a general body tonic. In any event, regardless of theory, asparagus used as we suggest, is a harmless substance.

The FDA cannot prevent you from using it and it may do you much good.. It has been reported by the US National Cancer Institute, that asparagus is the highest tested food containing glutathione, which is considered one of the body ' s most potent anti-carcinogens and antioxidants.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

When robbers lodged report that they were robbed!

When a bunch of robbers, marching to the police station, and lodged police report that they were robbed, what will the police do?

In Chinese proverb (Chinese seems to have phrases describing whatever situation, perhaps they suffered too much??) 贼喊贼抓贼。

Below is a song written by a Chinese, get it translated, don't be lazy!

在一个漆黑的夜晚
一个黑影四处的流窜
溜到了水井的旁边
盯上了国家的财产
人民群众发亮的双眼
看清了坏人的嘴脸
一个井盖值好几千块
怎能让坏人拿去卖钱
他们喊抓贼抓贼
偷井盖的贼呀
多少人因为他们成了残废
抓贼抓贼 偷井盖的贼呀
一定要让他们立到乱翻
抓贼抓贼 偷井盖的贼呀
多少人因为他们成了残废
抓贼抓贼 偷井盖的贼呀
一定要让他们立到乱翻
抓贼抓贼 偷井盖的贼呀
多少人因为他们成了残废
抓贼抓贼 偷井盖的贼呀
一定要让他们立到乱翻
(女:凄厉的尖叫)抓贼~~~

Perak Menteri Besar

The Perak Fiasco has been like roller coaster, going up and down, swinging left and right, diving down from the peak and thrusting up to the sky.

Layman like me got blur with all the legal terms, definitions, legitimacy of who is really the Menteri Besar..

To teach myself a good and free legal lesson of which you probably wont have such case before, and will never have it repeated, as Chinese says "never had someone before, and there'll be no one in the future" or "前无古人、後无来者" - I translated it literally as I am poor in English (not the worst I guess, as I did not ever in my life pronounce ELECTION as ERECTION, and have it screen live on TVs worldwide).

So let's see what I learned from the past few days of Perak excitement:

1. YAB Dato' Seri Nizar was granted, or rather affirmed by the High Court that he is the legitimate Menteri Besar of Perak at all material time.

What does this mean?

This means that YAB Dato' Seri Nizar is the ONE and ONLY Menteri Besar for Perak. Of course there should not be another Menteri Besar as Perak's Constitution made it clear that there's ONLY ONE Menteri Besar.

2. ZamZam (aka Zamzam Gandhi Mandela or Zamzam Mandela Gandhi or any of the 9 combinations) filed to Court of Appeal for a "Stay Execution", meaning Zamzam is seeking the Court of Appeal to hold on to the ruling from the High Court that YAB Dato' Seri Nizar is the legitimate Menteri Besar of Perak at all material time.

Note that the ruling from High Court stated "YAB Dato' Seri Nizar is the legitimate Menteri Besar of Perak at all material time"

By doing so, Zamzam hopes that he can restrain YAB Dato' Seri Nizar from performing his duty as Menteri Besar of Perak, and the Court of Appeal duly granted a "Stay Execution" in favour to Zamzam.

Now, with "Stay Execution", Zamzam assumed that he is the Menteri Besar.

However, my pea-size brain (I picked this from one of Zamzam's legal team, look elsewhere for the answer, clue: Who exchanged the infamous SMSes with current PM back in year 2006?) tells me otherwise.

It is a "Stay Execution", meaning that it defers the High Court judgement pertaining to affirming that "YAB Dato' Seri Nizar is the legitimate Menteri Besar of Perak at all material time" - this again, my understanding of what "Stay Execution" is all about.

When further digging into Perak's Constitution, which detailed how should a Menteri Besar relinquish its position, i.e. if the Menteri Besar resign, or if the Meteri Besar dissolve the State Assembly after obtaining Royal consent.

So, should YAB Dato' Seri Nizar resigned, or obtained the Royal consent to dissolve the Assembly, then the position of Menteri Besar is vacated, then anyone, including himself, can seek for the Assembly's support to be the next Menteri Besar.

In the event where election is held, Menteri Besar should be the state assembly person nominated by the Assembly, ie secured the confidence of the majority in the Assembly.

YAB Dato' Seri Nizar did not resign, neither did he dissolved the Assembly with Royal consent, this means that he is still the legitimate Menteri Besar, with or without the High Court's ruling.

This means, Zamzam is never the Menteri Besar, as there should be not more than ONE Menteri Besar for the state of Perak.

If Zamzam is never the Menteri Besar, in what capacity he can assumed himself as the Menteri Besar after obtaining the "Stay Execution"?

The "Stay Execution" merely defer the High Court judgement, of which, with or without the judgement, YAB Dato' Seri Nizar is the Menteri Besar since he did not resign, and the Assembly is not resolved.

Even if the "Stay Execution" does have effect on YAB Dato' Seri Nizar to act as the Menteri Besar, the appropriate outcome should be:

The position of Menteri Besar is suspended temporarily pending further decision from the Courts. Whether the Courts are empowered by the Laws to suspend a Menteri Besar is yet to be tested.

If the position of Menteri Besar is suspended, naturally the next in line should assume Menteri Besar's functions until the legal matter clears, which again, cannot be Zamzam as he is not a member of the State Government.

I did come across news reporting that Zamzam & Co intended to table a motion of no confidence towards YAB Dato' Seri Nizar, as the Menteri Besar of Perak.

It is getting interesting as I read the action by Zamzam & Co as:

Zamzam & Co recognises YAB Dato' Seri Nizar as the legitimate Menteri Besar. If not, why bother to table the motion of no confidence, or if not doing, but keeping the option open is already publicly admitted that Zamzam is never the Menteri Besar.

I am getting myself a little confused with Menteri Besar here or there, now my conclusion.

As I did mention, this is not a professional findings, but merely from what I have learned the past few days, that

Zamzam is never the Menteri Besar of Perak, full stop!


是谁买单?

老婆千交万代,要我细读此文

读後,写了以下贴文,敬请垂注:

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总会长贵人事忙,做做按摩喝杯茶也无可厚非。拨款嘛,容易解决:道马华总部向总会长要不就行了吗?何必搞什么动土礼什么的,套句那先生名句,而总会长也朗朗上口,振振有辞的--“劳民伤财”! 倒是我不明白的一件事,就是: --- 翁诗杰租用的直升机週日早上10时,就来到了明德华小草场停泊,准备在翁诗杰下午主持明德华小的动土礼之后,载送翁诗杰回返吉隆坡。 --- 是谁买单??

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原文如下:

转贴:一个黑色的马华

出处  ∶当今大马
作者  ∶郑鑫毅
发表日期∶2009年5月13日 下午4点51分

西西留很少转载,可是这篇在《当今大马》的读者来函真的不能不贴出,因为怎么也没想到两单案子居然有如此的关联,请大家广为流传,谢谢。

二零零九年五月十日,这是一个属于柔佛的晴朗午后,可是马华的天空却蒙上一层乌云,在一个失去欢庆团结的党庆结束之后,号称与华教共存亡的马华总会长,原本准备前往振林山,为明德华小的第二栋校舍主持一场庄严又隆重的动土礼。

校方董事满怀期望,这是一所位于乡区,虽然筹款相当困难的华小,但多年来在董家协、政党及华教人士的努力下,已发展出一定的规模,为了应付与日俱增的学子,不得不增建校舍,提高学额;他们都迫切的期待翁诗杰能给明德华小带来拨款,让我华族子弟得以分享国家的教育资源。原本邀请得到马华总会长,大家对校舍的建筑经费都满怀着希望,毕竟这是一项百年树人的事业,经费也不是一条小数目。

明德华小的副董事长张秀福是马华振林山的区会主席,向来被总会长派系标榜为异见份子,身为区会主席,虽然精通三语,在当地更是倍受推崇的领袖青年,在以区会推举为准,州遴选委员会为荐的市议员委任当中都会被中央擅自抽起,可知翁诗杰对他有多大的偏见。

但是为了华教的发展,张氏毅然忍辱同意董事会邀请翁氏前来主持动土礼的决定,一则为了顾全马华关怀华教的宗旨,二则为了党赋予总会长的官职资源,可为学校带来经费的便利;张氏选择委屈求全。

可惜的是,张氏的妥协并不能为明德华小带来些什么!
原订下午三时正的动土礼,在校方于不到一小时前接到通知后,希望全然落空。翁氏的秘书传来一则简讯:「临时有急事,得赶往吉隆坡处理」,就只是一则手机简讯,一则随时都可能错过查阅的简讯!而且还不是他本身发送的!便这样将动土仪式推给一个突然被摆上台的曾亚英国会议员。

在毫无交待的窘境之下,曾亚英上到台上,只能哑口无言;没有拨款,没有祝福,一场盛大的动土礼,在仓促间草草了事,全场的参与者都只能失望垂头,当然,这一切,翁氏的支持者都没能看见,因为一听到老总未能到场,二三十人就头也不回,一股脑儿的都失去了踪影,明德华小校园里,只剩下一众劳心劳力的董事、理事、家协及老师们,当然,他们不孤单,因为伴随着他们的,是一颗坚毅及为华教献身的心!

夹心人张秀福感叹世情冷暖,那些来迎接翁氏的人,到底是为了华教而来?还是为了向老总讨好而来?为何总会长一不来,他们便都撇人了?他们口边挂着的华教事业,难道就如此不值?

他哪能知道,正当他们在烈日下流着汗水时,另一厢的世界,却发生了什么事?也许一直到直升机在二时三刻才腾空而起,他还一直相信着自己的总会长必定碰上了紧急的事故,方才未能与他们一同见证这历史性的一刻,虽然这所小学在总会长眼中可能不屑一顾,但却是地方基层血汗的结晶。

到得第二天,难堪的消息传入耳际,震撼着振林山,甚至全柔所有的华人,原来在前一天动土仪式的下午四时左右,在振林山邻近的柏岭花园,发生了一件名车被破镜,贼人取走车上手提包的事故,当事人更在五点时分拨电报警。报案人投报说,与一些马华同志在马华党庆后前往中医馆治疗(实则脚底按摩),接着到案发地点享用茶点,不料欲离开时骤然发现中招。

这看似一起普通的爆窃案,一点都不稀奇,为何会有整个柔州激起这么大的回响呢?原因是,报案人所谓按摩饮茶的伙伴,竟然就是自称「公事紧急,必须赶回都门处理」的翁诗杰!更糟糕的是,那个被取出的手提包,正属于后者所有!

先勿论手提包内是否有关乎国家机密的文件,即便有,翁氏当然也是不会认的。只不过单就翁氏谎称急事,却原来是和亲信在餐厅里饮茶欢聚,并临时推去为华小动土一事,便无法让正常人苟同!!

守护华文教育,是马华其中一个重要的存在价值,过往的马华领袖,无论多么颓废无能,在这一项事上都不敢有丝毫的轻忽怠慢!如今翁氏身为堂堂马华总会长,竟可为了按摩饮茶这等小事,将一众热心华教的工作者弃之于不顾,简直折隋到令人匪夷所思,要教华社如何接受得来?!

身为一位大马华社的重要领导人,不辨缓急,不守信诺,甚至还可以随口撒谎推托,毫无纪守,毫无担当,要华社如何将前途交付在这种人手中??

经过一轮残暴的政治打压,柔佛得人心的马华基层领袖的服务平台已然所剩无几,如今此君尚自玩弄小把戏,搞出这等让人笑话鄙夷的浑事,是否真的要弄到柔州华裔的心都舍马华而去方才甘心?华社又岂还容得下此等身拥重权,却言行不一,轻重不分,不负责任的领袖?

这是一个黑色的马华,党员同志们要盼到放晴的一天,也许无望!

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星洲日报:明德华小动土诗杰没来‧拨款没著落‧校方遗憾
2009-05-11 10:36

【柔佛‧新山】振林山明德华小週日(5月10日)举办第2栋新校舍动土礼,原本受邀出席的马华总会长兼交通部长拿督斯里翁诗杰以“临时有急事,得赶往吉隆坡处理”为由,在典礼举行前1个小时告知校方无法赴会,改由振林山区国会议员曾亚英代表出席。

曾亚英在会上向出席嘉宾解释及致歉。她说,翁诗杰行事匆忙,並没交待要拨款给明德华小。她建议校方以后可邀请翁诗杰再到明德华小,为学校主持新校舍开幕礼。

10大爱戴帽子的男艺人!

为了不让明德华小师生失望,曾亚英本身宣佈拨款5万令吉给明德华小,她也代表提早离席的努沙再也州议员阿吉兹沙比安,宣佈拨款1万令吉。

覃惠贤盼翁诗杰拨款

对於翁诗杰临时失约,明德华小董事长覃惠贤过后受访时表示「很遗憾」。他说,马华过去一直强调会与华小共存亡,可是週日明德华小举行如此盛大的动土礼,翁诗杰却不能出席。

覃惠贤说:「虽然翁诗杰政务繁忙,但是我们希望他在百忙中,仍不忘华小的存在。尤其是明德华小位於乡区,筹款比较困难,我们希望翁诗杰能给明德华小拨款。」

翁诗杰週日早上8时,特地乘坐直升机抵达南方学院主持毕业典礼。隨后即赶往柔佛再也多元用途礼堂参加马华党庆。根据原有行程,翁诗杰將於下午3时,到振林山明德华小为学校主持第2栋新校舍动土礼。

不过,翁诗杰却於下午2时,通过政治秘书发出一则手机短讯给明德华小的校长蔡蔼鈺,表示自己临时不能为明德华小主持动土礼。

翁诗杰突然取消振林山的行程,引起一些人猜测,这是否与振林山区会主席张秀福早前指可能有幕后黑手操纵马华柔州市议员遴选有关。

张秀福:翁因事故缺席正常

振林山区会主席张秀福也是明德华小的副董事长。他在动土礼结束后受询时表示,这完全是两回事。

他说,翁诗杰因突发事故不能出席,是很正常的事。对於翁诗杰未拨款给明德华小,他则表示不愿置评。

直升机盘旋以为翁诗杰来了

翁诗杰租用的直升机週日早上10时,就来到了明德华小草场停泊,准备在翁诗杰下午主持明德华小的动土礼之后,载送翁诗杰回返吉隆坡。

到了下午3时许,这架直升机突然升空,並盘旋在天空。

一些不知情的出席者还以为翁诗杰抵达。

嘉宾和媒体是在振林山国会议员曾亚英於下午3时许抵达明德华小之后,才获悉翁诗杰已取消为明德华小主持动土礼的行程,改由曾亚英代表。

校长接翁诗杰致歉短讯

明德华小校长蔡蔼鈺过后受访时表示,她是在週日下午2时许接获翁诗杰政治秘书所发出的手机短讯,才获悉翁诗杰不能前来明德华小。

她说,短讯以英文书写,指翁诗杰临时有急事,得赶回吉隆坡处理。短讯內容也有向校方致歉的文句。

蔡蔼鈺说,她相信翁诗杰是临时有事未能出席,因为翁诗杰的专用直升机在早上10时就来到明德华小。

明德建新校舍尚欠百万

明德华小建校委员会主席陈友指出,即將兴建的新校舍建造费为310万令吉,校方目前已筹获210万令吉,尚需各界踊跃捐款。

明德华小第2栋新校舍动土礼於週日下午3时30分盛大举行。陈友在会上表示,明德华小是振林山唯一的华小。

陈友表示,此校2004年的学生仅有400余人,发展至今已逾千人。由於课室空间不敷使用,董家协於是决定展开第2栋新校舍的筹建工作。

陈友说,即將兴建的新校舍共有4层楼高,將拥有28间课室。

曾亚英在会上说,马华会遵守与华小共存亡的诺言,持续关注华小的发展,並在允许的情况下拨款给华小。

她说,马华会通过各种方式为华社爭取华小的增建或迁校,確保让家长能让孩子到华小受教育。

週日出席动土礼的嘉宾,包括振林山国会议员曾亚英、国会上议员邱思祥、努沙再也州议员阿吉兹沙比安、柔佛州督学李鑾增、新山县发展华小工委会主席黄剑锋、民政党柔佛州联委会主席拿督张国智、民主行动党振林山区妇女组主席黄祥鑾等。

巫程豪肠胃炎无法出席

另一方面,一名自称代表明德华小董事部的人士,早前要求士姑来区州议员暨民主行动党柔佛州联委会主席巫程豪,不要出席明德华小新校舍动土礼,因为那会影响当局的拨款。巧合的是,巫程豪週日却因为肠胃发炎而未克出席。

巫程豪受询时说,他週六(5月9日)到士姑来进行义诊后,怀疑吃下不净的食物而引起肠胃炎,导致上吐下泻,因此无法出席週日下午举行的动土礼。

下午在家休养的巫程豪,改由民主行动党振林山区妇女组主席黄祥鑾代表出席动土礼。

当记者针对曾有人要求巫程豪勿出席动土礼一事,询问明德华小董事长覃惠贤时,他说:「董事部没有这样做,(其他的)我不愿置评。」



Saturday, May 9, 2009

Profitable business

Oh Ya! Who says our Government knows nothing about economy? Who said the Government doesn't know business? Who says the Government is bad in mathematics?

From the New Economy Policy, to the number of tourists arrival, and the inflation and unemployment rates, our Government has demonstrated its ability to administer not only the country, but numbers as well.

The recent release of 13 ISA detainees (for those who does not know what ISA is all about, here you are: ISA is short-form for Internal Security Act, which allows the Authority to detain anyone, yes, anyone on earth, for a renewable 2-year detention without trial. Detainee will be denied all rights during the detention. For more information, refer to Wikipedia) and the earlier release of 13 detainees is a good example where:

1. in the first place, there should be no ISA detainees. Any suspect shall appear in front of the public court, and to have their rights to defense.

ISA denied their rights to defend. By release them is just like I take something in hand, when needed, I let go to achieve my goal. Kind of chip in hand;

2. By releasing 26 detainees, the Government arrested some 116 civilian, including opposition politicians, and 5 Legal Aids Centre lawyers who offered legal assistance to the other detainees;

the mathematics:

116 newly arrested, 26 released. There are still surplus of 90.

conclusion: our Government is good in mathematics, it is proven, and it is true.

My advise: do not undermine the mathematically minded Government as we may lose more..