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IGP Musa and AG Gani Can Blackmail Najib

When Mahathir wanted to fix Anwar up, he promised Musa and Gani the number 1 post in their respective field. These two, highly ambitious men were willing to be partners in crime by putting aside their religion and dignity for a physical and monetary gain. Since they do not have any moral principle it was easy.

Fixing Anwar was just the beginning. Many stories have been exposed in the net about the working of these two, covering up cases like the one regarding the death of Kugan, letting the number 1 and 2 underground chief off, no case against Zahid Hamidi when he bash up the innocent boy, the murder of Darren by Nazri’s son, the person who contracted the job for the death of Canny Ong, the sex maniac son of MACC chief, Khalid the husband of Siti Nurhaliza incident etc………………

Many people are against the extension of Musa’s contract but they have to understand that Najib cannot afford to let him go. Half my life I grew up hearing and reading about the scandals of Najib. Though many…

Does The Malaysian IGP and Deputy IGP Have The Guts?

Sir Ken Jones (above right) at the announcement last week of Victoria Police's new hierarchy, pictured with Deputy Commissioner Ken Lay (centre) and Deputy Commissioner Kieran Walshe (left).

HE'S not just any ordinary copper. He's a sir. As in Sir Ken, knighted for services to the British police. And Victoria Police's new top-level recruit is, unlike many of his peers, not afraid to speak his mind.

Ken Jones, the state's new Deputy Commissioner for crime, believes the police force must be independent of politics.

"The minute policing becomes political," he says, "the public lose confidence in it." In the job he is leaving — head of the British Association of Chief Police Officers — he won few friends when he defended police after April's G20 protests in London.

Despite a public outcry over police tactics, and the death of a man, Ian Tomlinson, after being pushed to the ground by an officer, Sir Ken said members had, in the majority, had a "…

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Jesus Christ In Marmite Jar

A FAMILY'S breakfast turned into a bizarre religious experience when they spotted what they believe is the face of Jesus Christ in a jar of Marmite.

Claire Allen, 36, was the first to notice the image, on the underside of the lid, as she was putting the yeast spread on her son's toast.

And husband Gareth, 37, said he could not believe his eyes when she showed him.

Mr Allen, of Ystrad, Rhondda, South Wales, said: "Claire saw it first and called her dad to come and take a photo of it.

"When I first looked at it I wasn't sure, but when I moved it away from me it started coming out. I thought Christ, yeah, she's right - that's the image of Jesus.

"The kids are still eating it, but we kept the lid."

Mrs Allen said her 14-year-old son Jamie had also remarked on the likeness.

She told the South Wales Echo: "Straight away Jamie said 'that looks like God', and my other boys (Robbie, four, and Tomas, 11) even said they could see a face.

"People …

Rosmah Need Help

Parents or guardians who cannot control their anger or cope with stress should seek expert help or counselling. Rosmah Mansor said the inability to control anger or cope with pressure was among psychological problems that required the serious attention of qualified professionals.

Rosmah your refusal to seek professional help had led to the murder of Altantuya, how long do you think you can run away from this?

Najib’s Level of Cruelty and Inhumane act is worse than Ah Long.

It was reported in the news that Najib expressed shock over the cruel acts of loan sharks or ah long in torturing their debtors for failure to settle their loans.

“I am surprised over the LEVEL OF CRUELTY and the INHUMANE ACTS of the ah long. I hope the authorities will take action according to the law.” These were the exact words of Najib the Prime Minister of Malaysia.

Its was reported that three men were rescued by police from a shop lot in Taman Bukit Serdang after being held captive for two months by loan sharks for failing to settle their debts.

The victims, found chained by the neck and legs and showing signs of having been beaten by their captors, were abducted when they were not able to settle their debts of between RM1,000 and RM4,000 each.

Najib Oh Najib why do we always have to remind you, the manner in which Altantuya was abducted and held capture for two hours pleading for her live in your own home before she was C4.

Then we have Balasubramaniam and his family. They were b…

Fairy Tale Rock Formations

A popular attraction in central Turkey, Cappadocia is known for the fairy-tale-like rock formations that bespeckle the region. Called fairy chimneys, or hoodoos, these formations have been carved by erosion over the millennia. Fairy chimneys can be found in other parts of the world such as Bryce Canyon in Utah or Badlands National Monument in South Dakota, but Cappadocia’s early inhabitants turned them into an extensive network of homes and churches.

Forensic Result For UMNO

The term “phobia” originates from the Greek, phobos. and means an irrational and intense fear of something, or a persistent fear of certain situations, activities, things or people. Phobias are mental disorders or even mental illnesses, whose definitions embrace at least 105 different kinds of anxiety (according to the Penguin Dictionary of Psychology).

These range from those categorized as mild to those considered “acute,” depending on the nature of the disorder. The further it is from a sense of what is real and the more intense the anxiety disorder experienced, the more the likely the disorder would is considered “acute,” or categorized as mental illness.

From the explanation above, clearly an individual with a phobia is an individual who has a psychological problem which may require treatment or therapy. It is not difficult to overcome a mild phobia, for example acrophobia (the fear of heights), claustrophobia (fear of confined spaces) or nyctophobia/scotophobia (fear of darkness).


Meditation For School Children

The film-maker David Lynch wants schools to teach meditation and has announced a campaign to support "consciousness-based" education around the world. Last month, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr joined other music stars for a New York concert that raised £2m for his transcendental cause.

Lynch argues that every child needs "to dive into within himself and experience the field of silence – bliss – the enormous reservoir of energy and intelligence which is within us all." And the 600-plus pupils at Latchmere School in Kingston upon Thames would agree. Every child in this busy, successful primary school spends an hour a week in the school's chill-out Blue Room learning meditation and relaxation techniques, including visualisation and massage.

The Year Six pupils are the school's most experienced meditators. They have been doing it for four years and say they will take what they've learnt with them when they move to secondary school. In fact, they already use …

Omar Ong A Scholarship Defaulter?

It was revealed that Omar Ong is a repeated scholarship defaulter. His constant job changing has resulted in him defaulting on his loan agreement. He did not serve the required compulsory service time expected of scholars.

The comment revealed that legal proceeding has been undertaken and judgement was obtained in February 2003. A settlement was reached in May 2005 during his tenure at the DPM's office.

He rejoined Ethos in February 2006 resulting in him defaulting the deed of sttlement and is supposed to pay about RM120,000 to Petronas.

If there is any truth in the revelation, it certainly put the Petronas Board of Director in a difficult situation whether to approve or reject Omar's appointment.

Read further the comment reproduced below:

Mohd Omar Ong bin Mustapha Ong was a scholar of Petronas. He was offered scholarship in May 1989 to do A-level in the UK and to study in Oxford University. He has repeatedly defaulted from his obligation in the scholarship agreement with Petr…

Cake On Head

ACT'S Mt Albert by-election candidate wore the brunt of his opponents' frustration with the proposed Auckland super-city when he was smeared with cake at a debate yesterday.

John Boscawen attended the hour-long Unitec debate alongside fellow candidates - Labour's David Shearer, National's Melissa Lee and Green Party co- leader Russel Norman.

As Mr Boscawen spoke of the virtues of changes to Auckland's local governance, People Before Profit by- election candidate and super-city opponent Malcolm France surged forward from the crowd and smeared his head with a slice of chocolate lamington cake, In Unison student magazine editor Stacey Knott said.

"It was pretty sudden. This guy just ran up and smeared cake on his [Boscawen's] head and then retreated back to the crowd and then, I think, security took him out."

Ms Lee, whose own campaign has been mired by a series of blunders, helped Mr Boscawen clean off the cake and the debate continued. "There was a bi…

Scholarship And Stolen Funds

Why is everybody talking about scholarship but doing nothing? Neither Ismail from JPA or Sidek, the Chief Secretary have the authority to help. They are just mere puppets string along for show.

I have a solution that will help all Malaysian citizen who wants to further their studies oversea or locally. But my offer was just a sniff in the air for people like Sidek who is afraid to meet me. My offer is for him to send his officers to meet and tape all conversation between us. So what is the problem? I did not ask for a position or any financial gain. Just giving a solution to the government to help the citizen of this country. The additional benefits to this solution is that all primary and secondary schools would have qualified and knowledgeable teachers. Not like the present half baked and yearly pregnant teachers.

During my daughter’s primary years, she had to endure five years of pregnant teachers who went on MCs for three months yearly, excluding those who attend courses af…

Hamidi Are You Serious?

Muslim Extremist with a Phd from pasar malam

First we have that dumb bell Zambry and now Hamidi. I could not believe my ears when Hamidi said on the news that “ONLY MUSLIM CAN FAST, THESE PEOPLE ARRESTED TODAY IN IPOH HAD NO RIGHT. EVEN IN THE QURAN, IT IS SAID ONLY MUSLIM ARE ALLOWED TO FAST.”

For your information Catholics have been fasting far more years than the Muslim and they even abstain from meat during the fasting month. Ask any Christians, I am sure they can give you more information about fasting during Good Friday and Ash Wednesday.

My good friend a Buddhist had been fasting three days in every month for the past 31 years. She did that since she had a dream from Buddha telling her that she should be aware of the suffering around her.

So what you are saying in your high and mighty wisdom and knowledgeable reading of the Quran, that you are right to assume only Muslim can fast. It is Muslim like you that make us puke.

Hurricane Zambrian Fury In Ipoh

Hurricane Zambrian run rampage and arrested 14 people after the launch of a three-day hunger strike in Ipoh today.

Apparently Hurricane Zambrian who was lawfully elected by the Court of Appeal as the MB for Perak had issue a new law that no-one absolutely no-one is allowed to wear black, hold a vigil or even go on hunger strike.

Kindly note that all Perakian must assure that their family members do not die during this tiring period. To die is against the law; to wear black for moaning is against the law and to hold a vigil during moaning period is also against the law.

We hereby noted with pleasure that if the Sultan were to die today, please do not moan for his death, do not use black and do not have any gathering especially in the Palace compound.


Prince William Finally Gets Marry

THE BBC has inadvertently sparked a royal wedding frenzy in Britain after plans for its Prince William "wedding special" broadcast were leaked.

The national broadcaster has for the past few weeks been producing a special on the couple's courtship, charting the romance from when Prince William, the second in line to the throne, met his girlfriend Kate Middleton.

The program, tentatively titled Their Story, is expected to be shown on the night of their announced engagement, The Herald Sun reports.

An executive from the broadcaster was overheard to brag in public that in recessionary times, the public paid-for program would not be produced if the corporation had not been given a wink and a nod.

"Believe me, in these straightened times we would not be spending money on this programme if we had not been assured that they were definitely going to get engaged," the senior executive said.

A spokesman for Clarence House, Prince William's mouthpiece, declined to comment b…

Aminah, Oh Aminah

If PKR had tried to bribe you, do the smart think and accept. Then you go to UMNO, better still Najib and get RM25 million like prostitute Hee HAAAAAAAAAA.

Aminah this is the best time to become millionaire. Play your cards well. Do not accept anything lower otherwise people say you are a cheap malay prostitute like Sinful.

Best of Luck and by the way are you a Muslim by name only like Vincent Tan.

Bernas Scam

Retailers face customers’ anger.
Mystery of missing rice.
RM180 million rice riddle

The rice supply chain is broken and it’s hurting the lower-income homes. It is an underhanded tactic that benefits only a few, for even the rice farmers are complaining that they are struggling to get a decent income from their efforts in the padi fields. It goes on with Consumer Association of Subang and Shah Alam, Selangor (CASSA) president Jacob George saying that the association had repeatedly suggested that the government set up an audit committee comprising members from ministries related to consumer products to monitor the supply chain of the government’s subsided products. However, this suggestion has not been taken up.

Interesting to note that the four major Shareholders namely Shahidan, Mahathir, Daim and Pak Lah are the screwers who benefitted from Bernas yearly profit of well over RM100 million. Absolutely no-one dare to make them accountable for the disgrace our rice bowl had been handled. …

Khir, Follow The Example of Roh

Khir Toyo, entourage went on RM1.7mil holiday when MB

Former South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun jumped to his death yesterday while hiking in the mountains behind his rural home.

After leaving his family a suicide note, he threw himself off a 100ft cliff known as Owl's Rock.
former South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun

Suicide: Former South Korea President Roh Moo-hyun is believed to have jumped to his death in the mountains near his home

'I'm indebted to too many people. Too many people are suffering because of me,' 62-year-old Roh wrote in the note left on his computer.

'Don't be sorry. Don't blame anybody. It's destiny.'
South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak

Lamentable and deeply sad: South Korea President Lee Myung-bak

A self-taught lawyer who lifted himself out of poverty to reach the nation's highest office in 2003, Roh had prided himself on being a clean politician in a country with a long history of corruption.

His hard-won reputation as a corruptio…

Nazri The Fucker

Your fucking had been on the net for sometime now, why the big silent?

The increase of bus fare is another suck method of yours to please the operators. I thought fucker like you have some kind of legal qualification to know how to use the brain. Obviously Pak Lah then and now Najib must be treating you so well that your brain got suck by prostitute Hee HAAAAAAAAAA.

Listen you punk, you know, I know and the people know you are useless. So can you just kill yourselves and let a suitable person solve the increasing frustration the people are facing with our corrupted transport system.

You dare to increase transport fare and we bring UMNO down for good.

Honestly Zambry, Are You That Naïve?

One in a while people like Zambry must show us how dumb and stupid Umno members are.

Zambry you may have won in the Appeal Case, but honestly do you think the people are in support for you. Everyone in the street is just waiting for the right day to chop your head off. You are a puke that people shit on, nothing more.

Nizar will now go for another fight in the Federal Court which he will lose too. But let me simply put this forward to remind you, that we, the people will use the same method to whack and get rid of Najib. Then we will see what happens to you. People like you are bad loser. So it will come as no surprise if you choose to commit suicide to cover your shame.

Enjoy your time as MB for Perak and make sure you grab as much as you can get.

Najib's Nightmare

The text messages were transmitted between Najib's personal mobile phone (+6012 2143177) and Shafee's mobile phone (+6012 3257052).

Wednesday 8/11/2006

Najib to Shafee (S2N)

Date: 8/11/2006 02:59:31

Dato Seri, The Razak Baginda thing is troubling me. Can I help? Salam, Shafee

Najib to Shafee (N2S)

Date: 8/11/2006 03:45:05

I will speak with u later tonight.


Date: 8/11/2006 03:45:31

Thank you


Date: 8/11/2006 06:28:56

Met the investigating officer today. Position is serious for RB. The 3 are highly implicated. RB's case can be fought. There are redeeming features for him. But we need to meet Dato Seri as there are other looming issues at large. But not to worry. Salam > Shafee


Date: 8/11/2006 21:06:11

I have spoken to IGP. U can represent n meet RB in court.

Thursday 9/11/2006


Date: 9/11/2006 12:45:30

If RB's remand is upto Sunday, does it mean that he has to be charged by Fri or be released? i hope it is looking better for him.


Date: 9/11/2006 13:11:23

3 things can happ…

Sextuplets delivered in five minutes

A mother gave birth to sextuplets in just five minutes today. The babies - four girls and two boys - weighed between 1lb 7oz and 2lb 2oz and doctors confirmed they were not conceived through IVF.

Their condition in intensive care tonight was described as "as good as could be expected".

Today's successful Caesarean section birth - which involved 30 medical staff - was 14 weeks early.

It is believed to be the first case of sextuplets in Northern Ireland.

Neonatal consultant Dr Clifford Mayes said: "This is both a happy time and a potentially difficult time.

"This pregnancy isn't the result of IVF. It is an extraordinary thing to have witnessed but you are also struck by the fact that there are little babies in intensive care.

"We have planned very carefully for today and today went as well as we had hoped it would.

"The care of the babies would be the care we would normally expect for any baby."

The birth of sextuplets is rare, occurring in about one o…

UK Girl, 8, has ovarian cancer

An eight-year-old girl was undergoing treatment today for ovarian cancer - a disease which normally affects much older women.

Sophie Fry is having the gruelling treatment for the disease as relatives and supporters launch a fundraising campaign.

She is believed to be one of the youngest girls in the country to be fighting ovarian cancer.

The youngster, from Driffield, East Yorks, was taken to Scarborough Hospital earlier this year with abdominal pains.

Mum Heidi, 33 and Gavin, 32, were later told an ultrasound had revealed their daughter had a tumour.

The youngster has since undergone a major operation at St James's Hospital in Leeds, West Yorks, where she is now undergoing further treatment.

Relatives and supporters launched the fundraising campaign for the hospital unit caring for her and to help pay for a holiday.

Sophie's parents were unable to comment about their daughter today.

Professor Hani Gabra, director of the Ovarian Cancer Action Research Centre, said: "Cancers found…

As A Mum

I read RPK apology to the public many times over and each time I tell myself not to say my piece but cannot help it.

Many people have different opinion on this but let me share my experience. I have five children between the ages of 14 – 25. My children are all strong-headed and good hearted. They are not super intelligent but I like to show off when they bring home trophies and certificates for their studies and activities. Honestly which mum would not do that?

I choose to be a homemaker through personal choice and background. It was not easy. I had no elders to seek for advice and help. My first born was like a guinea pig, going through fail and adjusted experiments. From making his milk, changing of diaper and even stupid enough to listen to some friends who told me to add in nestum into his milk when he was only just two weeks old. Eventually I became an expert on managing and can do things with my eyes close. The crying and attention seeking did not even bother me any longe…

14yrs old Boy kills Father

A HEAVILY-shackled 14-year-old boy, who is suspected of being abused, has appeared in court accused of shooting his sleeping father dead with a high-powered rifle.
US teenager Zachary Neagle, a middle school student from Caldwell, Idaho, is being held in an adult prison after being charged with first degree murder, the Idaho Press-Tribune reports.

His father, 33-year-old Jason Neagle, was found dead at the family home on Saturday.

A single bullet is believed to have pierced through his wrist and into his head.

During his first court appearance since his arrest on Tuesday, the teenager sat silently as a judge read out the accusation that he had shot his father with a high-powered rifle as he slept on a couch.

Zachary did not speak during the hearing. He sat in the courtroom with shackles attached to his hands and torso, and was wearing a prison uniform.

Canyon County Prosecutor John Bujak said a possible motive had been identified, but would not reveal any details.

The Press-Tribune reported …

How To Skin Zambry The Snake


What Happening?

Where is Justice for the murder of Altantuya, Kugan and the six men in Kulim?
Why the Big Silent?

Another unfortunate case regarding Manohara, does her mum has no right to see her?

Malaysian Police should carry out their duties like professionals. Don't act like personal bodyguards to UMNO alone. Since IGP Musa became the Head of Police, crimes rates have gone up, why? So many questions and no answer.

Musa please step down now before you have another heart attack, okay.

Too much cola 'leads to muscle and heart problems'

Experts have issued a warning against drinking large quantities of cola, saying it could lead to muscle problems, an irregular heartbeat and bone weakness.

The number of cola-lovers suffering health issues is on the rise, they said, adding there had been a food industry push towards an “increase in portion sizes”.

As well as tooth decay, diabetes and “softening” of the bones, doctors have seen patients suffering from hypokalaemia — where potassium levels in the blood drop too low.

This can increase the risk of muscle problems and heart rhythm abnormalities, which could prove fatal in some cases.

“We are consuming more soft drinks than ever before and a number of health issues have already been identified including tooth problems, bone demineralisation and the development of metabolic syndrome and diabetes,” said Dr Moses Elisaf from the University of Ioannina in Greece, who led an academic review of the issue.

“Evidence is increasing to suggest that excessive cola consumption can also lead…

Nurse, the Black & Decker..........

A country GP in small-town Australia saved a boy's life by using a household power drill to bore into his skull after he fell off his bicycle and suffered a serious head injury. Nick Rossi, 12, was brought to the local hospital in Maryborough, Victoria, by his parents, after he complained of a headache.

Rob Carson, who was on duty, quickly realised the boy had potentially fatal bleeding on the brain. With no neurological instruments available in the small hospital, he sent for a handyman's drill from the maintenance room.

A neurosurgeon in Melbourne then talked Dr Carson through the procedure by telephone. Dr Carson told Nick's parents, who were waiting anxiously: "I've got one shot at this, and one shot only. I'm going to drill into Nick's head and try to relieve the pressure [on the brain]." Afterwards he told the boy's father, Michael Rossi, that all he could remember saying at the time was "Get the Black & Decker".

In the event, it …


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My One And Only Idol

Working longer delays Alzheimer's disease

LIFTING of the retirement age to 67 years might be unpopular, but research shows working it may help stave off Alzheimer's disease.
Scientists who studied 382 men with early indications of Alzheimer's found a significant link between later retirement age and delayed dementia symptoms. The research by the Institute of Psychiatry at King's College in London found working helped the mind and body remain active.

Working longer may not only exercise the brain but also save the public purse, as the ageing population and increase in incidence of conditions like dementia demand higher levels of funding for care and homes.

Head of research at the UK Alzheimer's Society Dr Susanne Sorensen said the report made sense.

"There could be a number of reasons why later retirement in men is linked with later onset of dementia," she said.

"Men who retire early often do so because of health conditions, such as hypertension (high blood pressure) or diabetes, which increase your r…

Schoolboy Alfie not father of baby after all

Schoolboy Alfie Patten, who made headlines earlier this year when it was reported he had got his girlfriend pregnant when aged just 12, is not the baby's father after all, the Sun said Tuesday.

In February, media said Patten's 15-year-old girlfriend Chantelle Stedman had fallen pregnant after a night of unprotected sex, possibly making Patten Britain's youngest father when she gave birth to daughter Maisie.

"I thought it would be good to have a baby. I didn't think about how we would afford it," he told the Sun at the time.

"I don't really get pocket money. My dad sometimes gives me 10 pounds."

But after the story was reported, other boys came forward to say they had had sex with Stedman.

The Sun said DNA tests had now revealed that Patten was not the baby's father. Instead Maisie is the daughter of another schoolboy, Tyler Barker, who was 14 at the time Stedman conceived.

The results were revealed after a judge lifted a court injunction and said …

A Life In the Day: Sex Worker

I wake up around 5am so I can use the toilet early, while it’s still quiet.

I share it with nine other households. Each has one room about 8ft square. Although Chow Kit Road is a red-light district, families live here too, street vendors and stall workers, but most prostitutes live alone like me.

My room doesn’t smell so good because it’s next to rotting rubbish and the toilet, but it is away from the street.

I go back to sleep until 8 am. My bed is a thin mattress on a board lifted off the ground by red bricks at each corner. Under the bed are the pots I use for cooking and washing.

My dress and underclothes are strung on a wire across the small window. I have electricity, a light bulb, a fan, a black-and-white television and a suitcase.

If I’m on my own, as I mostly am, I make tea, heating the water on a kerosene stove in my doorway. If my honey — he’s like a special client, a temporary husband, you could say — is with me, I give him nasi lemak.

Then I go to the vegetable stalls outside …

IGP Tells Bar To Do Soul-Searching

IGP Musa Hasan told the Bar Council to do some soul-searching before questioning the arrest of the five lawyers on May 7. First, we should ask these questions, are lawyers above the law? Are they immune from actions if they commit an offence? If they commit an offence, can it be said that they were trying to carry out their professional duties and responsibilities?

IGP, can you answer whether Rosmah is above the law? Was Colonel Azmi lying when he told Tengku Razaleigh and Raja Petra that Rosmah was presence when Altantuya was C4? So was Rosmah carrying out her professional duties and responsibilities as a killer?

You are very silent when it comes to a crime committed by the Prime Minister’s wife. As the Head of the Police Force you are trying to tell us it is okay for Rosmah to murder an innocent foreign guest. So is it not true you support and welcome Rosmah to continue murdering anyone she fancies like maybe your wife?

Should it not be you who must do some soul-searching why you f…

Najib Not Accepting Reality

The meaning of Legacy 1. something left in a will by someone who has died.
2. something left behind by the person who previously had one’s job or past experiences.

It is sad that an intelligent and educated oversea immature man like Najib to be ignorant and naïve to come out with a statement that Pakatan not accepting reality. Perak never voted for BN. You grab it thinking it was yours. You now tell Pakatan Rakyat to keep on dreaming of a dissolution of the Perak state assembly. But you forget we the people will teach you a better lesson when the time comes, that is if God does not do us the favour first. But then people like you, do not know or believe in God.

Talking about the spirit of democracy, we the people never wanted you as the Prime Minister. Remember we signed a petition to the King not to appoint you. But like Mahathir keep reminding us, Malay like you forgets easily.

Let us confirm your speech stated in NST on the 16th May 2009, page 2 on Prime News - “PR has lost the…

Escape Poverty

Bamboo may prove to be more than the food staple for the giant panda. Considered to be the world's fastest-growing woody plant, it could be a key component in lifting thousands of people in the developing world out of poverty.

Hong Kong skyscrapers are often covered in bamboo scaffolding, but can the plant be as well used in construction and high-end products?

According to the International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR), as many as 1.5 billion people currently "depend in some way on bamboo and rattan," and several organizations are now investigating how growing bamboo in economically deprived areas can boost the income of the residents, particularly small-scale farmers.

One of them is Hanoi, Vietnam-based Prosperity Initiative (PI). Many people can escape poverty by increasing bamboo production in rural areas and by linking local communities with domestic and foreign buyers, the non-governmental organization believes.

PI aims to bolster the Mekong region's bamboo…

Man tried to hire prostitute for his son, 14

A man who tried to hire a prostitute to take his 14-year-old son's virginity as a present was spared jail by a court on Friday.

The Polish national took the boy out in his car and allowed him to pick out the prostitute, who was standing at the side of the road in the red-light district of Nottingham.

But the 42-year-old father was arrested because the teenager had chosen an undercover police officer, Nottingham Crown Court heard.

The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was handed a 10-month prison sentence, suspended for a year, after he admitted a charge of trying to solicit a woman to have sex with a child, the Press Association reported.

The court heard that the father, who came to Britain eight years ago, was arrested last July during an undercover operation by the city's vice squad.

Prosecutor Adrian Harris said the man and his son had approached the undercover officer whose code name was Sarah and beckoned her over .

He asked "Sarah" how much it would cost fo…

The Founder Of Mat Rempit

Sulaiman Mohamed was the MP for Titiwangsa back in the early 1980s. When he was the MP, he recruited many dropped out Malays. These youths were given free food and lodging and Sulaiman provided them with bikes confiscated by the police to do his errands. At first the errands were nothing serious until he became ambitious and greedy. He would assign his boys to collect money from the traders in the markets and pasar malam. He would then give them a percentage to share among themselves and kept the rest to himself.

Things turn ugly when the folks in Kg Pandan/Desa Pandan had to be relocated. Sulaiman was brazen and instructed his boys to threaten and even burn the houses and cars of the stubborn ones who refused to move. When police reports were made, the police did not dare to intervene when told that they were Sulaiman’s boys.

When Astaman Abdul Aziz took over from Sulaiman as MP, he did not want to have anything to do with the boys. Astaman found the boys to be unruly and cr…

Mahathir's New Master Plan

Of late Mahathir seems to be giving hints that he wants Najib to be thrown out by the people. I don’t know, I might be wrong. Some time back he wants BN to contest in Penanti, saying during his time, he had never back down from an election. Then he went on to say the takeover in Perak was illegal and a dissolution of the State Assembly should be the way. This week he says election is a waste of money and that to solve the Perak crisis is to have a no-confidence vote against Nizar, knowing that if an election were to be held, BN would lose badly. This is a fact that every Tom, Dick and Harry know.

Mahathir may be old but he is no fool to demand Pak Lah to step down to pave the way for Najib, who was the perfect bait. Mahathir had always kept Najib’s file and now along with Rosmah who had a hand in the murder of Altantuya. Now, it seems that Mahathir is also paving the way for Najib to drown himself. But what I do not seem to understand is why so soon? Is it because Mahathir feel…