Sunday, July 31, 2011
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Monday, July 25, 2011
Saturday, July 23, 2011
the journey from Shah Alam to Seremban which normally would take me 45 minutres was strtched to over 2.5 hours...... I SMS Azman @ PLUS what was the reason for this big jam, his answer was a pile up just before Seremban exit....
here was the reason
2 dead when a lorry banged into a stationery car transporter
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Saturday, July 09, 2011
Friday, July 08, 2011
way to go Ahmad Durah.....
Letter: On RI-Malaysia relations
This is a comment on “RI-Malaysia relations: All in the family, (The Jakarta Post, Dec. 30) by Vissia Ita Yulianto of Freiburg, Germany.
I have to say that your analysis of Indonesia-Malaysia relations is very shallow.
You claim that Malaysia has claimed cultural superiority and has an institutionalized pejorative sentiment against Indonesians.
Malaysians have never claimed cultural superiority over Indonesians, with whom we share common culture. The forefathers of most Malay Malaysians, including my ancestors, are from Indonesia.
On Indonesian maids, while admittedly there are rotten eggs among Malaysian employers, there are also numerous rotten Indonesian maids who have misbehaved and tortured children under their care despite being treated kindly by their employers. Malay employers always treat Indonesian maids as part of the family, though I can’t say the same of the non-Malay employers.
On “Indon” as a racial slur, I would comment that Malaysians have never regarded “Indon” as a racial slur. It is just short for Indonesia. Don’t you think that’s obvious? Just as we refer to Australians as “Aussies” and New Zealanders as “Kiwis”. Are the terms “Aussies” and “Kiwis” racial slurs? Your occidental reference about stereotyping with the term “Indon” is laughable.
On culture, Malaysia has never appropriated Indonesian traditional properties. I would suggest that you ask who are the people of the Malay archipelago.
The people of the Malay archipelago — which includes Indonesia, Malaysia, southern Thailand, the southern Philippines, Brunei and Singapore — are of the same stock, which I am sure you are aware of as you are student of anthropology.
These same people transmigrated within the archipelago while practicing their cultures. How can then they be accused of stealing Indonesia’s culture when these cultures predate the existence of Indonesia as a nation? Our prime minister has his roots in Sulawesi, our deputy prime minister in Java and I myself, am a Minangkabau from West Sumatra.
As a doctoral candidate, you should do a more in-depth analysis of the cultural relations between Malaysia and Indonesia and source from reliable references.
Rally at Malaysian Embassy protests arrest of activists in KL
Activists from several local NGOs have urged the Malaysian government to release Malaysian activists from the Socialist Party of Malaysia who were captured by their government for allegedly campaigning for communism.
The 30 activists from the Socialist Party of Malaysia were allegedly captured and harassed by Malaysian police on June 28, amid an upcoming parliamentary election.
Around 25 activists are currently gathering in front of the Malaysian Embassy on Jl. Rasuna Said in Kuningan, South Jakarta.
The group were heard shouting "Malaysia anti-democracy!" at 10 a.m. on Friday.
Mahendra Kusumawardhana, a spokesperson for the protest, told The Jakarta Post that they were demanding for the Malaysian government to stop its assault on people's freedom of expression and to release the activists immediately.
"We give them two days to release the activists," he said.
Mahendra said that fellow democracy activists at Australia, Thailand and the Philippines were also protesting to Malaysian representatives in their respective countries.
Activists joining the rally were from several groups, including the Political Committee of The Poor (KPRM-PRD),
Reorganize Committee — Working People Association (KPO-PRP), Political Union of the Poor (PPRM), Inter-Factory Labor Forum (FBLP) and Perempuan Mahardika. (rpt)