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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

dear politicians by Anas Zubedy

A letter of appeal to Malaysians Politicians.

We are carrying this message in a full page advert in the Star tomorrow. Pls forward, email, blogpost, facebook this message if you share the same sentiments, thanx, anas zubedy

Dear Malaysian Politicians,

Please stop the power chase, call for a truce and focus on the economy.

I do not claim to speak on behalf of all Malaysians, but I have strong convictions that many share my sentiments.

Our concern today is not who rules the country or heads the state governments but the looming bad economy.

Whether Barisan Nasional or Pakatan Rakyat leads, it is meaningless if Malaysians have no job to go to, no money to pay rent and no means to put food on the table.

I am a business owner, like other business owners and managers of corporations I have a responsibility to ensure people under my care and payroll continue to have jobs and a decent income to take home. We work hard and willing to go the extra mile to make sure our nation not only survive this crisis but come out stronger and wiser. We need your help.

Let me explain. I am in the business of Training, Development and Consultancy and have 20 people in my team.

Saedah is 42. She keeps the office clean and helps organise the training rooms. She has four children and her husband is unemployed. She was first hired on a part time basis, because she is very hard working and has a great attitude, we offered her a full time job to help provide a stable income for her family. Even then, when her third child started school this year, it was a struggle for her to buy new school uniforms and other necessities. Saedah lives on a ‘kais bulan, makan bulan’ basis, so, if she is jobless, her tap runs dry.

Samsuri is 27 years old. He lives with his sister and her family in a low cost government flat in Sunway. He does our despatch, helps with various clerical works and occasionally acts as a driver. During the first week at zubedy, we learned that he not only did not have money to buy new clothes and shoes for work, he had no money for lunch. Like Saedah, if he has no job, his tap runs dry too.

Alicia in Client Servicing turns 26 this year. She lives with her dad who is 71 years old and retired. Her mom passed away when she was little. Alicia is a hard-working team member, has a gentle caring outlook and fun to be with. (We like to poke fun at her as she blushes easily). Last May her dad went through a major operation, thank God he has recovered well. Alicia needs a job, both for herself and her dad.

Sudesh, 38, is one of our facilitators. When his father passed away last year, he moved back and lives with his mother in Seremban. He shuttles between Kuala Lumpur and Seremban daily, leaving home sometimes as early as 4 in the morning and returning late at night. He is no stranger to hard work and sacrifice, he knows what he needs to do to survive and to care for his mother, but he too needs a job.

Like fellow Malaysians, every one of us in zubedy needs employment, those that live from hand to mouth like Saedah and Samsuri and others like Alicia and Sudesh with family to care for. We Malaysians need the Malaysian economy to be strong. We need you, our leaders, to work hard and to work together to make our economy viable.

So this is my plea.

Pakatan Rakyat, please stop your attempts to take over the federal government and persuade BN’s lawmakers to join you. Stop all legal proceedings, no more 916 and let go, just let go. The nation can wait till the next general elections if they want change. By doing so, Malaysians will see your party as caring, unselfish and gracious and give you their support in the next elections.

Barisan Nasional, please stop any attempts to take over PR states and win over PR’s lawmakers. You have proven your point with Perak. The nation can wait for the next general elections if they want your party. Focus all your talent, energy and hard work in steering the country out of an economic downturn. By doing so, Malaysians will see your party as caring, unselfish and smart and give you their support in the next elections.

BN and PR! Call for a truce. Get together and compromise. Someone has to give in. Or has hate consumed your heart till it blinds you? You can do it. You have enough intelligent people between you. I am sure you can find solutions. Take the nation to heart. That is why you are in politics in the first place.

Focus on the people.

Focus on the economy.

Anas Zubedy
Managing Director
Zubedy (M) Sdn Bhd

My support to you Anas Zubedy!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

DAP hina Islam?

I am NOT HAPPY at this post, especially coming from Utusan Malaysia. I read this from Malaysian Bar website.

It is TOTALLY an insult to all religion when this Muslim,Yang Dipertua Majlis Agama Islam Negeri Pulau Pinang (MAINPP), Shabudin Yahaya.

This idiot says that by creating an interfaith council, it will belittle Islam and makes Islam the same standard as other religions. He as ASSHOLE *(&^%$#@!
No one religion is better than another. No religion of the Abrahamic faith is better than one another. Islam in its Quran do refer to Christians and Jews as people of the Book. Therefore it does acknowledge these 2 other religions are worshiping the ONE and SAME ALLAH!!! I seriously wonder why Malays in Malaysia are so shallow when it comes to religion. Muslims worldwide are trying to have dialogues. For eg, there were 138 Muslim scholars who had innitiated a dialogue with the Vatican(representing Catholic-Christian) community. All this in the name of peace, and to find more common grounds in addition to uproot misunderstandings from of old.

May ALLAH grant wisdom to those who refuse to see the TRUTH!


ShAuNnY BoY:P ~

Sunday, February 15, 2009

sushi zanmai, the gardens

Tendon : assorted tempura on rice
small : RM 8.80
big : RM15.80

I ate this after mass on Valentines Day with 7 other friends of mine at Sushi Zanmai, The Gardens.

But I prefer the one that I ate during Moira's birthday, Chicken Katsudon : chicken cutlet and egg on rice at the same price. Tendon's a little bit dry.

ShAuNnY BoY:P ~

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentines

credits the shaun ong

A bell is not a bell until you ring it,
A song is not a song until you sing it,
The love in your heart was not put there to stay,
Love is not love until you give it away.
copyrighted 2009-

Happy Valentines day.

ShAuNnY BoY:P ~

Friday, February 13, 2009

clean unclean. wed, feb 11,2009

Jesus summoned the crowd again and said to them,
"Hear me, all of you, and understand.
Nothing that enters one from outside can defile that person;
but the things that come out from within are what defile."

When he got home away from the crowd
his disciples questioned him about the parable.
He said to them,
"Are even you likewise without understanding?
Do you not realize that everything
that goes into a person from outside cannot defile,
since it enters not the heart but the stomach
and passes out into the latrine?"
(Thus he declared all foods clean.)

"But what comes out of the man, that is what defiles him.

From within the man, from his heart,
come evil thoughts, unchastity, theft, murder,
adultery, greed, malice, deceit,
licentiousness, envy, blasphemy, arrogance, folly.
All these evils come from within and they defile."

This is an interesting exhortation by the Lord. I believe that this message is crystal clear, and self explanatory.

ShAuNnY BoY:P ~

Sunday, February 8, 2009

a note from Dato' Ambiga Sreenevasan, Malaysian Bar President

Re : Article at page N10 entitled “Bar : Don’t Challenge Sultan’s Decision”

I was shocked to see your headline for the story at page N10 that read “Bar: Don’t Challenge Sultan’s Decision”.

I had never spoken those words as you can see from the body of the story and it gives a totally wrong impression.

I would like you to immediately publish a clarification both on your website as well as in tomorrow’s edition of The Star in these terms:-

“It had been reported on 6 February 2009 at page 10 as follows: “Bar: Don’t Challenge Sultan’s Decision”. It has been brought to our attention that these words were never uttered by Dato’ Ambiga Sreenevasan, the President of the Malaysian Bar and the headline gives a completely wrong impression of what was in fact said. We regret the error. We have received a further clarification from the President of the Malaysian Bar as follows:-

“I write to further clarify my statement that the prerogative of the Sultan cannot be challenged in Court. I had explained that in the view of some lawyers, this is a non-justiciable issue. Thus, although our view and the view of many is that the State Assembly ought to have in these circumstances been dissolved, but because the prerogative lies entirely with the Ruler who exercised it after going through a process of ascertaining the wishes of the majority, challenging it would be difficult. However in the Pairin case in Sabah such a discretion of a Governor (not a Ruler) was held to be justiciable. I stated that we are presently in unchartered territory. Different legal interpretations are always possible. The Bar would never take the position that one should not exercise the fundamental right to seek legal redress on any issue.”

Thank you.

Yours faithfully

Dato’ Ambiga Sreenevasan
Malaysian Bar

ShAuNnY BoY:P ~

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Perak political crisis

Here are some extracts, and a link to a blog that has penned down the blogger's views.

Article 16 of the Perak Constitution says that the Sultan shall appoint the Executive Council ("EC"). He must first appoint as Menteri Besar from the members of the Legislative Assembly who "in his judgment is likely to command the confidence of the majority of the members of the Assembly." Then on the advice of the MB, the Sultan shall appoint other members of the EC.

Article 16 (6) is very important. It says:

"If the MB ceases to command the confidence of the majority of the members of the Legislative Assembly, then, unless at his request His Royal Highness dissolves the Legislative Assembly, he shall tender the resignation of the Executive Council."

Article 16 (6) is very important. It says:

"If the MB ceases to command the confidence of the majority of the members of the Legislative Assembly, then, unless at his request His Royal Highness dissolves the Legislative Assembly, he shall tender the resignation of the Executive Council."

If we could now look at this provision closely. There is no subjectivity here. It does not say, for example, "if the Sultan is of the opinion that the MB ceases to command the confidence of the Assembly", or "if it is likely that the MB has ceased to command the confidence of the Assembly". It says clearly that "if the MB ceases to command". That means this provision kicks in only and only if, it could be factually proven that the MB has ceased to command the confidence of the Legislative Assembly. In other word, the Sultan is not imbued with the power to make his own subjective judgment over this fact and matter . For this provision to operate, it must be established as a fact that the MB has ceased to command the confidence of the Assembly.

How is that fact established then? In countries practising the Westminster typed democracy, this fact is established with a vote of no confidence on the floor of the Assembly.

Next to be examined is Article 16 (7). It says:

"Subject to Clause (6) a member of the Executive Council other than the MB shall hold office at His Royal Highness' pleasure, but any member of the Council may at any time resign his office."

It is of paramount importance to note that only the MB does not hold office at the pleasure of the Sultan. From a literal reading of this article, it is clear that the Sultan may therefore sack any member of the Executive Council but not the MB.

Can the Sultan Ask the MB to Resign?

With all due respect to HRH the Sultan of Perak, I don't think the Sultan has the power to ask for the resignation of the MB. It has been argued elsewhere that the provision of the Interpretation Act 1948 would give the power to the Sultan to dismiss the MB. While I concede that section 94 of that Act gives the power to dismiss in every instant where a power to appoint exists, it must be remembered that the Interpretation Act does not apply "where there is something in the subject or context inconsistent with or repugnant to the application" of the Interpretation Act.

Where is the context inconsistent with the application of the Interpretation Act here? The answer lies with Article 16 (7) above. It is clear that the MB does not hold office at the pleasure of the Sultan as opposed to the other members of the Assembly. Had it been intended that the Sultan should have the power to dismiss the MB as well as the other members of the Executive Council, Article 16 (7) would not have made such a glaring and clear exception so as to expressly preclude the MB from the operation of that Article.

credits to blog

What are my thoughts?

I think that HRH the Sultan of Perak has been impartial in his decision. He did not take sides when deciding on his 2 choices.
His Majesty himself had summoned the presence of all the elected representatives to declare their support for the Barisan Nasional government to be formed. After much considerations, his majesty decided on the issue. Although it seems unfair, I really think that His Majesty did what he thought was right and was fair to Barisan Nasional.

The issue on party hopping.

I think it is unethical to party hop. I dare say this because Malaysia, or more accurately, the people of Malaysia is NOT ready to accept value-based politics, but has constantly and will continue to vote based on racial-politics and party-based politics.

It is clearly unethical because that it was the people that chosed in the March 8, 08 election that the opposition should form the new Perak government. For the 3 candidates from Pakatan Rakyat to hop over to Barisan Nasional clearly shows how unfit, idiotic and corrupt our Malaysian politicians are.

There are some news spreading around talking about why 2 candidates from Pakatan Rakyat crossed over, that is to get rid their corruption charges, while the DAP woman crossed over due to her greed in not getting benefits from the former Perak opposition led government.

Yes, I agree with Datuk Mukhriz's speech earlier today on party hopping.
The opposition government cannot and should not put blames on BN that it is unethical for party hopping. This is because, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim himself wanted to use the same tactic to take over the Federal Government shortly after the March 8,08 general election. Then he moved on to make more promises, like our present Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, the Prime Minister of broken promises.
In fact, one of the deflectors from PR, was initially from UMNO(BN), who previously deflected from UMNO to PKR barely 2 weeks ago. Now, he has returned to BN.

How low can this politician be?? He should just resign.
May God pass judgment upon him giving him eternal damnation for standing too low.

This is the very reason I HATE politicians.

And from watching the evening news, I heard Datuk Azalina Othman saying that it is the people's voice that BN should form the Perak government.


The people voted for the Opposition.... NOT BN.

Also, before I end, I would like to include views from another blog on this particular issue :)
My friends blog... Kern Yan

ShAuNnY BoY:P ~

cute stories

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Thursday, February 5, 2009


In reference to the yoga post that I have posted some time ago, some Anonymous person recently posted a comment as per below:-

Anonymous said...

Yoga is not an 'exercise'. Look it up!

Well, let's take a look shall we?

I agree with the statement Yoga is not an 'exercise' , but up to a certain extent.

Yoga (Sanskrit: योग, IAST: yóga, IPA: [joːgə]) refers to traditional physical and mental disciplines originating in India; to the goal achieved by those disciplines; and to one of the six orthodox (āstika) schools of Hindu philosophy.[1][2]

Major branches of yoga include Raja Yoga, Karma Yoga, Jnana Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, and Hatha Yoga.[3][4][5] Raja Yoga, compiled in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, and known simply as yoga in the context of Hindu philosophy, is part of the Samkhya tradition.[6] Many other Hindu texts discuss aspects of yoga, including the Vedas, Upanishads, the Bhagavad Gita, the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, the Shiva Samhita and various Tantras.

The Sanskrit word yoga has many meanings,[7] and is derived from the Sanskrit root yuj, meaning "to control", "to yoke" or "to unite".[8] Translations include "joining", "uniting", "union", "conjunction", and "means".[9][10][11] Outside India, the term yoga is typically associated with Hatha Yoga and its asanas (postures) or as a form of exercise. A practitioner of Yoga is called a Yogi (gender neutral) or Yogini (feminine form).

While Yoga is an ancient philosophy that is much associated with Hinduism and Buddhism (more in Hinduism though), one should understand that Yoga was meant to teach humans to achieve total union with god. Yes, union with god, and its a PHILOSOPHY.

But wait, lets look into parts and parcel of Yoga.

Pre-Classical Period

Yoga shares some characteristics not only with Hinduism but also with Buddhism that we can trace in its history. During the sixth century B.C., Buddha started teaching Buddhism, which stresses the importance of Meditation and the practice of physical postures. Siddharta Gautama, the first Buddhist to study Yoga, achieved enlightenment at the age of 35.

Later, around 500 B.C., the Bhagavad-Gita or Lord's Song was created and this is currently the oldest known Yoga scripture. It is devoted entirely to Yoga and has confirmed that it has been an old practice for some time. However, it doesn't point to a specific time wherein Yoga could have started. The central point to the Gita is that - to be alive means to be active and in order to avoid difficulties in our lives and in others, our actions have to benign and have to exceed our egos.

Just as the Upanishads further the Vedas, the Gita builds on and incorporates the doctrines found in the Upanishads. In the Gita, three facets must be brought together in our lifestyle: Bhakti or loving devotion, Jnana which is knowledge or contemplation, and Karma which is about selfless actions. The Gita then tried to unify Bhakti Yoga, Jnana Yoga, and Karma Yoga and it is because of this that it has gained importance. The Gita was a conversation between Prince Arjuna and God-man Krishna and it basically stresses the importance of opposing evil.
Classical Period
  1. Yama, which means social restraints or ethical values;
  2. Niyama, which is personal observance of purity, tolerance, and study;
  3. Asanas or physical exercises;
  4. Pranayama, which means breath control or regulation;
  5. Pratyahara or sense withdrawal in preparation for Meditation;
  6. Dharana, which is about concentration;
  7. Dhyana, which means Meditation; and
  8. Samadhi, which means ecstasy.

Post classical

Yoga was introduced in the West during the early 19th century. It was first studied as part of Eastern Philosophy and began as a movement for health and vegetarianism around the 1930's. By the 1960's, there was an influx of Indian teachers who expounded on Yoga. One of them was Maharishi Mahesh, the Yogi who popularized Transcendental Meditation. Another one is a prominent Yoga Guru Swami Sivananda. Sivananda was a doctor in Malaysia and he later opened schools in America and Europe. The most prominent of his works is his modified Five Principles of Yoga which are:

  1. Savasana or proper relaxation;
  2. Asanas or proper exercise;
  3. Pranayama or proper breathing;
  4. Proper diet; and
  5. Dhyana or positive thinking and Meditation
Sivananda wrote more than 200 books on Yoga and Philosophy and had many disciples who furthered Yoga. Some of them were Swami Satchitananda who introduced chanting and Yoga to Woodstock; Swami Sivananada Radha who explored the connection between psychology and Yoga, and Yogi Bhajan who started teaching Kundalini Yoga in the 70's.

Up to this day, Yoga continues to proliferate and spread its teachings, crossing the boundaries of culture and language.

Yoga is a healing system of theory and practice. It is a combination of breathing exercises, physical postures, and meditation that has been practiced for more than 5,000 years. [1][2]

While yoga evolved as a spiritual practice in Hinduism, in the Western world, a part of yoga, known as Asana, has grown popular as a form of purely physical exercise. Some Western forms have little or nothing to do with Hinduism or spirituality, but are simply a way of keeping fit and healthy.

Yoga was introduced to American society in the late 19th century by Swami Vivekananda, the founder of the Vedanta Society.[citation needed] He believed that India has an abundance of spiritual wealth and that yoga is a method that could help those who were bound by the materialism of capitalist societies to achieve spiritual well-being. A survey released in May 2004 by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine focused on who used complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), what was used, and why it was used in the United States by adults age 18 years and over during 2002.[3] According to this survey, Yoga was the 5th most commonly used CAM therapy (2.8%) in the United States during 2002. [4] Yoga is considered a mind-body intervention that is used to reduce the health effects of generalized stress.

Yoga for treating diseases
Most yoga classes consist of a combination of physical exercises, breathing exercises, and meditation. These characteristics make yoga a particularly beneficial kind of exercise for people with certain health conditions, including heart disease/hypertension, asthma, and back problems. For people with heart problems, studies have shown yoga to help people young and old. Specifically, yoga seems to promote heart health in several ways, including regulating high blood pressure and improving resistance to psychological stress.[13] Yoga also has the potential to buffer against the harmful effects of bodily self-objectification as well as to promote embodiment and well-being.


The development of Sufism was considerably influenced by Indian yogic practises, where they adapted both physical postures (asanas) and breath control (pranayama).[47] The ancient Indian yogic text, Amritakunda, ("Pool of Nectar)" was translated into Arabic and Persian as early as the 11th century.[48]

Malaysia's top Islamic body in 2008 passed a fatwa, which is legally non-binding, against Muslims practicing yoga, saying it had elements of "Hindu spiritual teachings" and could lead to blasphemy and is therefore haraam. Muslim yoga teachers in Malaysia criticized the decision as "insulting".[49] Sisters in Islam, a women's rights group in Malaysia, also expressed disappointment and said they would continue with their yoga classes.[50] The fatwa states that yoga practiced only as physical exercise is permissible, but prohibits the chanting of religious mantras,[51] and states that teachings such as uniting of a human with God is not consistent with Islamic philosophy.[52] In a similar vein, the Council of Ulemas, an Islamic body in Indonesia, passed a fatwa banning yoga on the grounds that it contains "Hindu elements"[53] These fatwas have, in turn, been criticized by Darul Uloom Deoband, a Deobandi Islamic seminary in India.[54]

So well, while Yoga, a philosophy, was initially meant to aid in achieving Moksha, in this modern era is adapted to become purely as a physical exercise. How can one blame the "tool" when it's is clearly that it's "human beings" are just plain idiots?
ShAuNnY BoY:P ~

Wednesday, February 4, 2009




PUTRAJAYA: Barisan Nasional said it commands the majority needed to form the government in Perak while Pakatan Rakyat persisted in its attempts to dissolve the state assembly and call for fresh elections to stave off a Barisan take-over.

At a press conference here Wednesday, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said he would be seeking an audience with Sultan Azlan Shah in a day or two to inform him of Barisan’s ability to form the new state government.

credits to The Star Online

we are no longer exco members

credits to The Star Online

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Christian News

Russian Orthodox Church has a new leader.
Patriarch Kirill was 'enthroned' as the new Patriarch of Moscow
a successor to Patriarch Alexy II

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Pope to Turkey : Respect Religious Freedom

“The Christian community in your country lives in a nation governed by a constitution that affirms the secular nature of the state, but where the majority of the population is Muslim. For this reason it is very important for Christians and Muslims to work together to promote humanity, life, peace and justice, The distinction between the civil and the religious sphere is clearly a value that deserves to be protected.”
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Malaysian politics

Behrang rep, Jamaluddin quits PKR.

With Jamaluddin’s resignation confirmed, the Pakatan Rakyat government in Perak now controls 31 seats compared with Barisan Nasional’s 27.
credits to The Star Online

On the reign of the Sultan of Perak

credits to The Star Online

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