Sunday, May 31, 2009
The Kaamatan Festival is an annual event in the cultural life of the Kadazandusuns of Sabah since time immemorial. In its deepest sense, Kaamatan festival is a manifestation of Creator and Creation relationship, as well as Inter-Creations relationship. It embodies the principal acts of invocation of divinities, appeasing, purification and restoration, re-union of benevolent spirits, and thanksgiving to the Source of All. It is part of a complex wholesome Momolian religious system centered on the paddy rites of passage and the life cycle of Bambarayon - the in-dwelling spirit of paddy.
Appeasing is done in respect of Bambarayon, Deities, Divinities and Spirits, who may have been hurt by human wrongful, acts. Purification is performed in respect of human and spiritual needs for forgiveness followed by resolutions to make themselves worthy of the gifts of life from God. Restoration in necessary to ensure the health and well being of Bambarayon, mankind and other spiritual beings. Re-union is realised in respect of human needs to be integrated in body, mind and spirit within the concept of the seven-in-one divinity in humanity, as well as re-union of Bambarayon with human Sunduan. Finally Thanksgiving is observed as befitting for all creations to express their gratitude and appreciation for the gifts of life (through Huminodun) and all life supportive system on earth that their Creator lovingly and generously gave them.
MarGeeMar The Scribe and the Blog Team wishes everyone Selamat Tadau Kaamatan!
Gawai Day or Gawai Dayak is a festival celebrated in Sarawak on 1 June every year. It is both a religious and social occasion. The word Gawai means a ritual or festival whereas Dayak is a collective name for the native ethnic groups of Sarawak: Iban, Bidayuh, Kayan, Kenyah, Kelabit, and Lun Bawang among others. Thus, Gawai Dayak literally means "Dayak Festival". Dayak would visit their friends and relatives on this day. Such visit is more commonly known as "ngabang" in the Iban language. Those too far away to visit would receive greeting cards.
The mode of celebration varies from place to place. Preparation starts early. Tuak (rice wine) is brewed (at least one month before the celebration) and traditional delicacies like penganan (cakes from rice flour, sugar and coconut milk) are prepared. As the big day approaches, everyone will be busy with general cleaning and preparing food and cakes. On Gawai Eve, glutinous rice is steamed in bamboo (ngelulun pulut). In the longhouse, new mats will be laid out on the ruai (an open gallery which runs through the entire length of the longhouse). The walls of most bilik (rooms) and the ruai are decorated with Pua Kumbu (traditional blankets). A visit to clean the graveyard is also conducted and offerings offered to the dead. After the visit it is important to bathe before entering the longhouse to ward off bad luck.
The celebration starts on the evening of 31 May. In most Iban longhouses, it starts with a ceremony called Muai Antu Rua (to cast away the spirit of greed), signifying the non-interference of the spirit of bad luck in the celebration. Two children or men each dragging a chapan (winnowing basket) will pass each family's room. Every family will throw some unwanted article into the basket. The unwanted articles will be tossed to the ground from the end of the longhouse for the spirit of bad luck.
Around 6 pm or as the sun sets, miring (offering ceremony) will take place. Before the ceremony, gendang rayah (ritual music) is performed. The Feast Chief thanks the gods for the good harvest, and asks for guidance, blessings and long life as he waves a cockerel over the offerings. He then sacrifices the cockerel and a little blood is used together with the offerings.
Once the offering ceremony is done, dinner is then served at the ruai. Just before midnight, a procession up and down the ruai seven times called Ngalu Petara (welcoming the spirit gods) is performed. During this procession, a beauty pageant to choose the festival's queen and king (Kumang & Keling Gawai) is sometimes conducted. Meanwhile, drinks, traditional cakes and delicacies are served.
At midnight, the gong is beaten to call the celebrants to attention. The longhouse Chief (tuai rumah) or Festival Chief will lead everyone to drink the Ai Pengayu (normally tuak for long life) and at the same time wish each other "gayu-guru, gerai-nyamai" (long life, health and prosperity). The celebration now turns merrier and less formal. Some will dance to the traditional music played, others will sing the pantun (poems). In urban areas, Dayaks will organise gatherings at community centres or restaurants to celebrate the evening.
Other activities that may follow the next few days include: cock-fighting matches, and blowpipe and ngajat competitions. On this day, 1 June, homes of the Dayaks are opened to visitors and guests.
Traditionally, when guests arrive at a longhouse, they are given the ai tiki as a welcome. From time to time, guests are served tuak. This would be called nyibur temuai which literally means "watering of guests".
Christian Dayaks normally attend a church mass service to thank God for the good harvest.
Gawai Dayak celebrations may last for several days. It is also during this time of year that many Dayak weddings take place, as it is one of the rare occasions when all the members of the community return home to their ancestral longhouse.
Tribulation Watch – Watch for the “Rapture”
Luke 21:11 And great earthquakes shall be in divers places,and famines, and pestilences; and there shall be fearful sights and great signs from heaven.Luke 21:25 And there shall be signs in sun and moon and stars, and upon the earth distress of nations in perplexity at the roar of the sea and rolling waves,Matthew 24:29 But immediately after the tribulation of thosedays the sun shall be darkened, andthe moon not give her light, and thestars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken.Mark 13:24 But in those days, after that distress, the sun shall be darkened and the moon shallnot give its light;Acts 2: 19, 20 And I will give wonders in the heaven above and signs on the earth below, blood,and fire, and vapour of smoke: the sun shall be changed to darkness and the moonto blood, before the great and gloriously appearing day of the Lordcome. Revelation 6:12 And I saw when it opened the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as hair sackcloth, andthe whole moon became as blood. Matthew 16:3 – these are the “signs of the times”“But on that day and hour no man knows, no, not the angels in heaven, but My Father only.” Matt.24:36. This scripture verse has been widely used to cause confusion and complacency among Christians. So does that mean it is futile to study (whenGod commanded us to “study” in 2 Tim.2:15) bible prophecies because “only the Father knows”?
So why should we be looking to signs and seasons? If welook at the scriptures in its context,Matthew chapter 25 is the story of the “wise” virgins and “foolish” virgins.The foolish virgins said to the wise virgins, “give us some of your oil” andthey said, “Forget it, go get yourselves.” The conclusion of the matter is: in Matt.25:10-13‘But as they went away to buy, the bridegroom came, and the ones that were ready went in with Him to the weddingfeast, and the door was shut. Afterwards come also the rest of the virgins,saying, Lord, Lord, open to us; but He answering them said, ‘Verily I say unto you, I do not know you. Watch therefore, for you know not the day nor the hour.’ When they came to the Lord, the Lord said to them, “I don’t know you. Watch therefore, for you don’t know the day or the hour the Son of Man comes.Here, He is speaking to the foolish virgins and not the wise virgins. In Luke 12:37-41 again the story of the “good”servants and the “evil” servants. ‘Blessed is the servant when the Lord comesfind him WATCHING.’ (v.37) In verse 46, speaking to the evil servants, ‘The Lord of the servant will come in a day when he looked not (is not expecting it) and an hour when he is not aware (know or understand)…and will “cut him off” and share (put aside) his portion (lot) with the unfaithful (unbelievers, untrustworthy, hypocrites) Matt.24:50,51. In a Jewish wedding,it is customary for the father to makeall the arrangements. He who will have to make sure his son have everything prepared and ready. If anyone would ask the “groom” (son), “when” is the “weddingday”, he will always answer, “Ask my father, only my father knows” and it is a traditional response.
So when Jesus was speaking on His coming again,” But on that day and hour no man knows, no, no tthe angels in heaven, but My Father only.”Matt.24:36. He was really saying what a Jewish Bridegroom would say, and it is in context with what the Spirit is saying through Paul in 1 Thess.5:1,4 as to Hiscoming, “…you know perfectly well…‘you are not in darkness, that the day should overtake you as a thief:’ He was hinting to them to watch out for the “signs” of His Father calendar of “feasts”(seasons) or the “signs of the times.” Also, the feast of the trumpets is known as the feast of “theday and the hour no one knows” because it is based upon the sighting ofthe new moon. No one know the day or the hour the moon would be sighted andthat is why it was kept by the Hebrews as a “two day feasts” till this day. When the new moon is sighted, they would announce it by setting fire on top of the hills (to let the Jews know) and because the Jewish day begins at sunset, no one would know (except those whoare watching for the moon) the hour the moon was sighted and by then everyone would be asleep. By the time they wake up, they would know that it is a new day – Rosh Hashanah – Jewish New Year and that is why it is called the feast ofthe trumpets, where no one knew theday or the hour.
So Jesus was giving us a clue on when He coming back when He said in Matthew 24:36 ‘But of that day and hour knows no man,no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only’ just as Paul wrote by the Spirit in 1 Thess. 5:2 ‘…because you KNOW perfectly well that the Lord come asa thief in the night.” Matthew 24:31 says ‘He shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together His elect fromthe four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.’ 1 Thess. 5:1-5 nowmake sense to us if we look at it through Jewish interpretation on the scriptures because the Bible was originally written by the Jews in the Hebrew language in a Jewish custom andsociety for the Jews, and only later to us, the non-Jewish churches. What Paul wrote in 1 Thess. 5:1,2 says “as to the coming ofthe Lord,” – ‘But of the times and seasons brethren, you have NO NEED that Iwrite to you because you KNOW perfectly well that the Lord come as a thief in the night.’ Why “NO NEED?” Because to the Jews, they KNOW perfectly well what Paul means by this phrase “a thief in the night”. But to the Gentile churches they are blind to this saying. They will quote Matthew 24:36 – ‘But on that day and hour no man knows, no, not the angels of heaven, but My Father only’ and concluded that weare to be darkness regarding the coming of the Lord because “we don’t know when.” Now, we have to read the verses (1 Thess. 5:1-5) in the whole context. No, the Bible says ‘But you, brethren, are not in darkness, thatthe day should overtake (come upon) you as a thief: for all you are sons oflight and sons of day; we are not of night nor of darkness.’ It says we are the children of the Light, sons of the Day’. (1 Thess. 5:4, 5) It says ‘the day will not over take usas a thief’ that is if we are watchful.Therefore, let us not sleep, but letus “keep watch” and be sober (v.6)putting on the breastplate of faith and love, helmet, the hope of salvation… for God has not appointed us to wrath but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ (V. 9,10)
Therefore, the question to ask is, “WHO” is Jesus speaking TO when He said, “But on that day andhour no man knows…” and in other part of the scriptures, “I come as a thief in the night…” Let’s look at Rev.3:1-3 – the church of Sardis – He is speakingto a “dead” church – the Spirittells them they need to be watchful – if they don’t watch, He warned them, “I will come upon you as a thief or you will not know what hour I will come to you.”(v.3) So He is telling the “dead”church that He is coming “as a thief”. In Rev. 3:17,18 – He is speaking to the Laodiceans church –the “lukewarm” church who say they have need of nothing (they are comfortable in the world because ofcompromise) but the Lord describe her as “poor,blind and naked.” And He ask them to buy “white raiment” (clothes, garments) from Him so that the shame of their nakedness do not appear and to anoint their eyes that they may see (watch for His coming) The Gentile churches do not understand these sayings of Jesus. Tie this to Rev. 16:15 –‘Behold I come as a thief. Blessed is he that WATCHES and KEEP HIS GARMENTS, lest he walks naked and they see his shame. We need the Jewish understanding of what “a thief in the night” means. Here is the explanation is this: In olden times of Israel, the high priest and captain of the (temple) guards is known as “a thief in the night.”!
They are the “watch posts” the priests hadto be watching! One of the thing the priests on duty had to be WATCHING is thefire that fell on the alter, symbolic of “a godly fire that fell from heaven”and God had commanded them that they should keep watch that the fire should never go out and the priests had to be watching it. So if a priest was caught sleeping on duty when the captain of the guard come, he would take a torch and light thefire from the alter that the priest is supposed to be watching and he would go and set his priestly garment on fire and the priest would be running all overthe temple ripping off his priestly garment and the shame of his nakedness would appear. So the saying, “I come as a thief in the night.”
Jesus was speaking to the Jews and they KNOW PERFECTLY WELL WHAT HE IS TALKING ABOUT when He said, “I come as a thief” in the Book of Revelation. Therefore when Paul the Apostle wrote in 1 Thess. 5:1,2 with reference to it, ‘as to the coming ofthe Lord – But of the times and seasons brethren, you have NO NEED that I write to you because YOU KNOW PERFECTLY WELL that the Lord come as a thief in the night.’ Paul wasn’t speaking in mystery or parables. The Thessalonians knew perfectly well what Paul was talking about too. The day of the Lord will not come as a surprise to the WATCHING CHURCH but it will be like “a thief in the night” to the “dead” and “lukewarm” churches. Yes, only to those who areNOT WATCHING – only to the “foolish” virgins and the “evil” servants that ‘sayin his heart, My lord had delayed His coming; and shall begin to beat (bully) the men servants and maidens, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken.’ (Luke 12:45) In this context therefore, the Lord says to the “dead” and“lukewarm” churches, “But on that day and hour no man knows, no, not the angels in heaven, but My Father only.”Matt.24:36. 1 Thess. 5:3 – it says…then sudden destruction will come upon them…I believe upon those not“watching”. Luke 21:35 says “it (sudden destruction) will come upon all thatdwell upon the face of the earth, (after the “rapture”, then the GreatTribulation before the coming of the Lord) Rev. 3:10 - to those who love His appearing, and to those who watch and eagerly waiting for His return, Jesus promised to keep them “from the hour oftrial that is coming upon everyone – upon all those who are living in the world.”
So we must keep watch and wait in anticipation while the whole world is fast asleep. The story of Abraham and Lot (Abraham nephew) in Genesis 18 and 19 is typical of some of the churches today.Abraham is a type of “watching church”Genesis 18:1-3 ‘And the LORD appeared unto Abraham in the plains of Mamre: and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day; And he lift up his eyes and looked (watching), and, lo, three men stoodby him (the Lord’s appearing): and when he saw them, he ran (he must be very excited! He wasn’t afraid to meet the Lord.) to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself (worshipped) toward the ground, And said, My Lord, ifnow I have found favour in Thy sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from Thy servant:’ Abraham was able to know the day of the Lord’s visitation. And Lot is a type of “sleeping church”. Lot sat at the gate (speak of compromise with the world) of Sodom (Gen.19:1) Now the citizens of Sodom does not mind having Lotsitting at the gate as long as Lot doesn’t make any rulings over them (or authorityover them) The minute Lot tries to tell them something, they asked Lot, “whomade you judge over us?” (Gen. 19:9) Incidentally, the meaning of Lot’s name(Hebrew: lote the 1st letter means “shepherdstaff” – that symbolizes “authority” and the middle and last letter “te” means“attached” to a “serpent”) So Lot’s name in the Hebrew picture language (theTorah was originally written in ‘picture language’) means “one who has given his authority over to the serpent.”
Isn’t that typical of some of today’s churches? In Revelation2:12-17 the church at Pergamos followed the teachings of Balaam and Nicolaitans that caused a stumbling block to the children of the Faith (COMPROMISE of the Word) The Messianic Jews believes the Lord will return on the day of Yom Kippur – the Day of Atonement – which is in a Jewish Biblical calendar.Jewish feasts or “seasons” are feasts of the Lord - God’s biblical appointmentswith His elect people – they are the “feasts of the Lord” not (just) ‘Jewish Feasts’ and if we are believers in YeshuaMessiah, we should be wise to observe these feasts. They are like “dress rehearsals” for the Jews and has been for the last 1500 years (Deut.16:16) Forexample, the Feast of the Passover – they sacrifice the lamb – Jesus the Lambof God; the Feast of the Pentecost – the out-pouring of the Holy Spirit and theFeast of the Tabernacle – speak about His Return. The Feasts of the Lord: are biblical calendar of theLord. Feasts are “appointed times” – called “seasons” as we follow the biblical calendar. For example, in Passover,the Jews would bind the lamb to the horns at the alter. And they would singsongs from the Psalm 113 and Psalm 118 – like “bind the sacrifice to the alter” –Psalm 118:27 ‘God is the LORD, which hah showed us light: bind the sacrifice with cords, evento the horns of the altar.’ And this is done in the morning – the time of the sacrifice – on the 3rd hour of the day (9 am) In Mark 15:25 ‘And it was the third hour, and they crucified Him.’ By evening, the ninth hour (3 pm) of the day it is finished.
As the priest declared ‘it is finished’ so did Jesus who is our High Priest cried out “It is finished, bowed His head and gaveup His spirit.” John 19:30. When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, Hesaid, ‘It is finished’: and He bowedHis head, and gave up His spirit.” Matthew 27:46 ‘And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, ‘Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?’ that is to say, My God, my God,why hast thou forsaken me?’ Jesus fulfilled the scriptures right to the dot.
Things to watch – note the coming Jewish Feasts and therewill be eclipses of the sun:Passover – April 15th 2014 and 4th April 2015Sabbatical – 25th September 2014 to 13th September 2015Tabernacle – October 8th 2014 and 28th September 2015A “tetra” is a set of four – 4 “blood moons” (eclipses) that are rare occurrance as a sign from the sky (heaven) in notable times in the history of the Jewish people. For example it happened in:
- 1967 – 6-Day War1948
– Israel became a nation 1492
– Jews kicked out from Spain 1290
– Jews kicked out from England
Solar eclipses are expected again on the Festival of Trumpets in Tishri 1 year 2015 – on Rosh Hashanah, on the first day of the Jewish New Year. Then according to Pastor Mark Blitz, the “7 year cycle will be complete.” Note also that between 1600 -1900 there are no 4 “bloodmoons” “back to back.” It will nothappen again in this century. One solar eclipse will occur for 3 consecutive year starting 2008, 2009 and 2010 on 31st July/1st of August – in the Hebrew calendar it is called the “Dark Times” – refers to Godwill be (and now is) judging the nations. “Dark times” are signs in the heavens when the sun is darkened (by themoon and the moon turned red blood) through an eclipse according to the Jews.
Watch carefully when Jerusalem is (finally) divided to form a Palestinian state – and the revealing of the Anti-Christ as a false, deceptive treaty will be signed. The Bible says God’s wrath will be poured out when His land (Jerusalem) is divided. The unfolding signs from the heavens is God’s way of telling the watchmen the time is near. He is pointing to His calendar – the Biblical calendar. Moses was a type of Messiah. When he came down from themountain with his face shinning the people were afraid of coming near to him.(Exodus 34:30) In Rev.19 Jesus will be coming back in glory and power. Just as Moses came down from the mountain, Jesus will return in glory and power, there will be people who will not ready to meet Him and shall be afraid. But blessings await those who watch and wait! When the thief of the night come, it is the watchman who will not be the one caught off guard. He who testifies these things said, ‘Surely I come quickly.’Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus. Revelation 22:20.
My Friend (Goh) Wei Liang,
If you look at the 50 yrs of Umno/Bn rule, there was never an idiot from MIC who had brought up the subject on the sufferings of the Indian community.All they did was to rob the community by begging and tricking the poor folks to invest in their fraudulent investments.Could you kindly advice us if you have any knowledge on a single common folk who has benifited from these investments?. All they did was to keep robbing the poor folks and enriching themselves.I am no politician but just a simple citizen whose heart is crying for these poor folks.
Pls understand that there is always A CALM BEFORE THE STORM.I sincerly belief that these two gentlemen are not asking for self recognition, but they have helped the Indian community to wake up.Not only have they helped the Indian community but they have woken all self respecting BANGSA MALAYSIA CITIZENS to uphold justice which is guaranted in the Malaysian costitutionThe results was felt in the last elections.Nevertheless the winds of change WILL be felt in the coming GE13.One of them is away from the comfort of his home, the other had sacrificed his dignity and career for the community, would you be able to do these sacrifices.
They have young children who go to school, would they be insane and mad to abandon the family for self gain.I wish you to understand that not one dog from MIC will be able to achieve what they have done.Take a good look at the PARIAH DOG GANESAN, he back stabbed the people's speaker in Perak.Greed, Greed and Greed was all in this dog's mind. He never had the interest of the rakyat first. They threw him a bone and he accepted it gracefully.
Do we need this kind of dogs or do we need these two kind of gentlemen who SPEAK for the rakyat.I humbly leave the rest for you to think bro.Currently our ultimate aim is to have Bangsa Malaysia and a fair Government.Give PKR a chance in the coming GE 13, after 5yrs if we are not happy let's change them.Look what has happened now, we're living in the world of Police Power. We are being harrased to the extend that we can't even drink KOPI O cause its black.Do me a favor bro, pls check out where is Bala??. Also read related link http://manifestogwl.blogspot.com/2009/05/i-heard-from-gerakan-leader-in-kedah.html
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Hey Margeemar. I can see that you are a very passionate blogger. Since you are talking about the Malaysian Indian Dilemma, I have some really interesting stories for you. http://www.malaysiakini.tv/video/17118/pj-councillor-blasts-own govt.htmlhttp://malaysiakini.com/news/1050734 Pakatan States, nothing done for the Malaysian Indians ? So is there really a crisis among the Indians or not ? What has Hindraf done and what has Pakatan learnt from BN's "mistakes" ? Check this also http://www.mohr.gov.my/index.php?Itemid=161&id=770&option=com_content&task=view
Is Waythamoorthy and Uthayakumar fighting for their own popularity or the Indian community ? It is also shocking to hear a PKR Deputy Chief from PJ Selatan claiming that contracts are given to PKR, DAP and PAS by a proportion of 40-40-30 percent (Alam Flora concessionaires). PKR should sack him and Anwar must sue him for RM 100 million if this is a false claim. After all the hatred towards BN, we now must shift attention towards the "no nonsense" Pakatan Rakyat because they have 4 States with Executive Power. Is Pakatan supporting the policy in Kedah? http://manifestogwl.blogspot.com/2009/05/i-heard-from-gerakan-leader-in-kedah.html I wonder. Hope to hear from you soon Margeemar.
Friday, May 29, 2009
The Bishop of Penang (above right)
Tamil Catholic villagers in a dozen households in a little village next to the St Francis Xavier’s Church face uncertainty after receiving three letters over the last year from lawyers acting on behalf of the Catholic Church in Penang.
The residents had been ordered to vacate their premises by 31 May 2009 (which happens to be Pentecost Sunday, celebrating the coming of the Holy Spirit). In the latest letter dated 19 May 2009, they have been granted a one-year extension until 31 May 2010 on “humanitarian grounds”, provided they agree in writing to compensation of RM10,000. If not, they have to vacate their premises by this Sunday.
I think it's fair to say that peoples attitudes toward the poor are mostly disdain and fear. They're dangerous and different. Sometimes there's a suspicion that their condition is their own fault, that they're simply lazy or inferior. Others are more kind-hearted, but prefer not to look at the poor too closely; it's depressing, and they're surely not fun people to be with.
These attitudes are a world away from God's attitudes. Neediness arouses compassion in God-- and action.
We may think: "Of course God loves the poor; he loves everybody." But it's not so simple as that; God's character is presented as a model for our own. If God values the poor, we have to think about what that means for us.
Read more here http://anilnetto.com/accountability/air-of-gloom-as-church-orders-villagers-to-vacate-land/
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Courtesy of TURNER RADIO NETWORK
It is expected that prevailing weather patterns will disperse fallout over the sea, causing it to thin out dramatically before moving over land.Worst development since World War 2Our source in the State Department explained today why this situation got so bad, so fast. "The Korean War legally never ended." he said. "There is no peace treaty, there is only an Armistice, a formal cease-fire. When North Korea officially withdrew from the Armistice yesterday, it automatically brought us back into a hot war. "he continued.Speaking on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to speak to the media, the high ranking state department source told Turner Radio Network (TRN):
"Of all the scenarios involving North Korea, withdrawing from the Armistice was the one thing we thought they never would do. Since the War, everyone has known that withdrawing from the Armistice means the cease-fire is over. Today, that cease fire is over; we are back at war with North Korea and this time, the outcome will not be negotiated. Withdrawing from the Armistice was the last mistake North Korea will ever make. Their leadership must surrender now or they are nothing more than dead men walking. It's over for them" he finished.Pentagon: Nuclear first strike "Likely"Early in the evening on Tuesday, President Barack Obama gave permission for the US Military to airlift "Patriot Missile Air Defense" systems to South Korea and additional units to bolster 16 systems already in Japan. Those systems were airborne hours later and arrived in South Korea and Japan today.
The model of Patriot Missile systems sent is "PAC-3" and they were accompanied by M-901 control stations and AN/MPQ-53 phased array radar.Sources with acute knowledge of the plans for North Korea have confirmed to TRN that a US nuclear first strike is going to be launched.The first strike will be carried out through submarine-launched, BGM-109 Tomahawk cruise missiles, model TLAM/A whose explosive payload can be "dialed" to be anywhere from 100 kilotons to one point five megatons nuclear yield per missile.There will be no warning. North Korea will not be able to track the incoming cruise missiles via radar. The only way they will know the attack is taking place is when they see a blinding white flash as the temperature rises to ten thousand degrees and the wind gusts to 650 miles per hour.
North Korean troops along the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) will be hit first to prevent them from invading south Korea. Multiple cruise missiles using Time of Arrival (TOA) control will detonate simultaneously along the DMZ, wiping out over one million North Korean troops in seconds.Minutes later, after the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) confirms that the North Korean leadership has been told by their own command structure that their troops at the DMZ have all been killed, Kim Jung Il will be contacted and asked if he is willing to surrender. It is expected he will not.At that point, a B-2 Stealth Bomber will be sent in to deliver the final blow.
Pyongyang will be hit with a surface detonation of a massive nuclear bomb, wiping out the entire city and the entire government of North Korea.As soon as that surface detonation takes place, several hundred additional cruise missiles carrying conventional payloads and launched from land, air and sea sites, will hit every North Korean military facility in the entire country, instantly crippling their entire command and control system.
Carrier based Aircraft will then fly in to clean up whatever resistance remains.It is expected the war will be over within one or two days. Korea will be reunited. It's Capitol will be Seoul and its government will be democratically elected.One strike, two purposesThis difficult decision to make a nuclear first strike was arrived at because the threat of North Korea invading South Korea once hostilities resume was too great a danger to world stability. The world does not need or want another large, lengthy war.The decision to use a nuclear first strike serves another purpose as well: sending a clear message to countries like Pakistan, India and Iran about what they can expect if they continue traveling down the nuclear road.
The thinking in Washington, Beijing and Moscow is that the world needs to send this message and there will not be a better reason or better time to send it than now.
In this sense, Aminah is truthful in saying she was offered the posts of Penang deputy chief minister 1, president of a local council, and reimbursement of her RM80,000 campaign expenses. Lim can be heard explicitly offering these options to Aminah and Rofi.
But at the same time, Cheah and Lim are also truthful in saying that they were talking as personal friends who have known each other for nearly a decade. In between plotting about politics, they joke, talk about Aminah's daughter's upcoming wedding, and as Cheah emphatically says to the press, "everything under the sun".
The Nut Graph
The RM 80,000 question here is why did Aminah betray the trust of her friends Cheah and Lim? If they are her friends as she claimed, why go to the trouble of recording their conversation discreetly? Would you do such a thing to your friend who comes to visit you at your home?
Aminah's vendetta against PKR is certainly being masterminded by Umno. You must remember that Aminah comes from Jelutong which still is very much an Ahmad Ismail stronghold. Aminah is just a proxy of Umno. Umno knows that Aminah can't defeat PKR's Dr. Mansor but can certainly reduce his majority with this stunt. That would be victory enough for Umno.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Accounts of conditions inside the camps — gained from testimony recorded covertly by aid workers — and the journey to them are horrifying.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Prime Minister Najib Razak was so proud that 'everyone' was asking him about his 1 Malaysia concept. He made this boast during an official visit to Brunei. However, back home in Malaysia, things doesn't really look anything like the 1 Malaysia Najib is talking about. How can we have a 1 Malaysia when we have resolution such as that of the Barisan Bertindak Perpaduan Melayu with its racist resolution calling for Malays in PKR and PAS to unite with Umno so that the non Malays cannot shake Malay political power and supremacy. Now we have this pain in the Rakyat's anus called Pewaris calling for the revocation of the Rakyat's Citizenship. This is seditious and treason. Time to walk the talk Mr IGP. Time to take action against Pewaris and their leaders. What are you waiting for?
When you hear mentally challenged individuals opening their vile mouths such as the oxymoron Ahmad Zaki Ismail (picture above) of Pewaris or Noor Nirwandy Mat Noordin of the Muslim Consumers Association of Malaysia (PPIM), you are actually hearing the Heart of Umno speaking. These maggots are actually speaking for people like Najib, Muhydeen, Hishamuddin, Rais Yatim, Zambry, Zahid Hamidi and the rest of the munafiks in Umno. This makes Umno Public Enemy of '1 Malaysia'. Umno must be outlawed like the Communist Party of Malaya. Umno is a threat to the racial harmony and stability of this country.
AHMAD ZAKI ISMAIL is the Chairman/Executive President of AZ SMART INTEGRATED PARTNERSHIP SDN BHD. Read more about the company this racist leads here http://azsmartintegratedpartnershipsb.wordpress.com/about-us/
The Police as usual will turn a deaf ear to this. As you read this article, a hunger strike in going on in Ipoh despite Police threats and intimidation. Police actions lately seem to suggest the fear and paranoia of BN leaders over the possibility of losing each and every by-election and possibly the 13th General Elections. Otherwise, why the high-handed manner in arresting small groups having candlelight vigils, wearing black T-shirts and now, even when Nizar and Siva prepare for a hunger strike. Strong arm tactics such as these are not going to work these days. What used to be effective during Dr. Mahathir era will be damaging BN beyond redemption. The only one who is oblivious to this fact is Najib himself!
It is crystal clear here that BN/Umno is trying to stir up racial and religious sentiments to provoke the Rakyat (People) to go AMOK and clash with each other just as they did on May 13, 1969. This will give Najib the opportunity, just like his father Razak Hussein before him, to declare a State of Emergency and suspend Parliament on grounds of National Security. This will enable BN/Umno to adjust it's grip on power to the pre-March 8, 2008 period. This time however, it will not work as BN/Umno has underestimated the the racial and religious comradarie blended by Pakatan Rakyat through PKR, DAP and PAS. What will happen will be a Makkal Sakti (People Power) whirlwind that will blow away BN/Umno from power even before GE13. The Rakyat's patience it appears, is running thin by the hour. To Najib and BN/Umno, YOU WANT SOME, COME AND GET SOME!
Monday, May 25, 2009
GOH WEI LIANG
The Scribe would like to thank Sister Paula Khoo @ Masterwordsmith for highlighting to us the blog postings of Goh Wei Liang (pictured above) who would have otherwise remained obscured in Cyberspace.
Goh Wei Liang is a 23 year old student blogger from Perak. He holds a Bachelor of Economics from the Australian National University and currently pursuing a Master of Economics at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. Since young, Goh says he admired and supported Tun Dr Mahathir's leadership and visions for Malaysia. Goh says he always speaks and writes what is in his mind without fear or favor. We have another Dr. Mah Hang Soon (Perak BN Exco Member) in the making here.
On Sunday May 24, 2009, Goh Wei Liang made the following comment in his Blog:
Maybe you don't know RPK that well. But it is alright, because that does not matter now.
If you bother to check, his strategy is plain simple. Just by gathering a few corrupted officials and providing documents of their wrongdoings, his popularity went out and people believed that he is credible.
After that few pieces of letters and documents of corrupt practices in KL and parts of Selangor local councils, have you seen any other?
Right after his credibility is established with those expose among the people's minds, he started with his writings on all kinds of stories without evidences.
But people hold true to it and believed it thanks to the earlier part where he established his credibility.
The hate incited to split races were all created under the Opposition.
Who was the one going around the country screaming marginalization of races?
The Opposition are going all out to be the Government.
It is okay for you to vote the Opposition because we practice democracy.
However, the risk of voting the Opposition into power must come with the responsibility.
Voters must know that their votes will bear an effect on the next generation and if they wrongly voted the Opposition into power, they have to bear the consequences.
If oppression is such a big thing, I wonder why Lim Guan Eng is threatening to use the Official Secrets Act to protect his Government.
So if BN does it, it is wrong. If Pakatan does it, it is right.
You judge it yourself. Cheers.
Read here what Goh Wei Liang thinks about RPK and all those who support him http://manifestogwl.blogspot.com/2009/05/place-rpk-on-interpol-list.html
Sunday, May 24, 2009
As mentioned, some believe cataclysmic events will take place in 2012 with the ultimate destruction occurring on December 21, 2012. Others believe that the world will not end, but instead humanity will enter a new age, marked by significant changes physically and mentally.
Hopefully destruction will not occur and it will be just another day. Maybe there will be some cosmic transformation. Anything is possible and it makes for an interesting discussion none-the-less.
The Holy Bible is filled with prophetic statements. With limited knowledge on the subject, I will narrow the topic to the Book of Revelation, the last chapter in the Bible. The Book of Revelation is filled with strange and awesome imagery that is interpreted by many in different ways. Early in the book, it discusses the state of affairs among seven churches in Asia Minor. Then, the book starts dealing with the prophetic vision John (a servant of Jesus Christ) received from God.
John appears before the seat of God surrounded by angels of depicted in strange ways and one of the angels representing Jesus grabs a scroll with seven seals from the one who is sitting on the right hand of God. Only Jesus is worthy to open the scroll. At that point the prophecies of our future begin to reveal themselves.
From the Book of Revelation
6:1 I looked on when the Lamb opened one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures saying with a thunderous voice, “Come!” 6:2 So I looked, and here came a white horse! The one who rode it had a bow, and he was given a crown, and as a conqueror he rode out to conquer.6:3 Then when the Lamb opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature saying, “Come!” 6:4 And another horse, fiery red, came out, and the one who rode it was granted permission to take peace from the earth, so that people would butcher one another, and he was given a huge sword.6:5 Then when the Lamb opened the third seal I heard the third living creature saying, “Come!” So I looked, and here came a black horse! The one who rode it had a balance scale in his hand. 6:6 Then I heard something like a voice from among the four living creatures saying, “A quart of wheat will cost a day’s pay and three quarts of barley will cost a day’s pay. But do not damage the olive oil and the wine!”6:7 Then when the Lamb opened the fourth seal I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, “Come!” 6:8 So I looked and here came a pale green horse! The name of the one who rode it was Death, and Hades followed right behind. They were given authority over a fourth of the earth, to kill its population with the sword, famine, and disease, and by the wild animals of the earth.6:9 Now when the Lamb opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been violently killed because of the word of God and because of the testimony they had given. 6:10 They cried out with a loud voice, “How long, Sovereign Master, holy and true, before you judge those who live on the earth and avenge our blood?” 6:11 Each of them was given a long white robe and they were told to rest for a little longer, until the full number was reached of both their fellow servants and their brothers who were going to be killed just as they had been.6:12 Then I looked when the Lamb opened the sixth seal, and a huge earthquake took place; the sun became as black as sackcloth made of hair, and the full moon became blood red; 6:13 and the stars in the sky fell to the earth like a fig tree dropping its unripe figs when shaken by a fierce wind. 6:14 The sky was split apart like a scroll being rolled up, and every mountain and island was moved from its place. 6:15 Then the kings of the earth, the very important people, the generals, the rich, the powerful, and everyone, slave and free, hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains. 6:16 They said to the mountains and to the rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of the one who is seated on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb, 6:17 because the great day of their wrath has come, and who is able to withstand it?”
The amazing symbolism runs throughout the rest of the book and of course it is highly debatable as to what is to be taken literally or symbolically. Further judgements are released upon the earth in the form of seven trumpets, two witnesses, a dragon (the devil), the beast (the antichrist) and the false prophet, and seven golden bowls. The judgements passed on to the Earth and it’s inhabitants include:
Lack of drinking water
Eventually the prophecy leads up to the antichrist assuming world domination with his false prophet overseeing the one-world religion. The antichrist rules the world for a period of time until the battle of Armageddon. At this point, Jesus Christ returns to earth and destroys the armies of the antichrist. Then the false prophet and the antichrist along with the devil are thrown down into the lake of fire. Interestingly enough, the story continues to state that the devil must be released one more time after Christ’s 1000 year reign. At this time a final battle takes place with the devil losing and being vanquished into the lake of fire forever. At this time God’s kingdom is setup for eternity and all who accept Jesus as their savior are allowed access to the kingdom of God.
The summary above is brief and this book alone can be studied over and over in order to digest all the symbolism and meaning behind the words. The book of Daniel and Ezekiel contains many prophecies as well. Bottomline, it all has to do with the battle between good and evil, the sides people pick and the ultimate fate of their choices. Following evil leads to permanent separation from God and accepting the salvation through Jesus Christ gains entry to a eternal life with God.
BY MALAYSIAN HEART
Many years ago when I was still at school, I read a short story that forever changed how I think about myself in relation to others. Of late, I have had much reason to remember that story, so I'd be honoured if you would allow me to share it with you.
Let me give you fair warning on 2 accounts though;... READ MORE HERE http://malaysianheart.blogspot.com/2009/05/putting-shoe-on-other-foot.html
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Kita Melayu ni terlampau banyak sangat bermain dgn jenama, istilah, slogan dan macam2 'kata2 hikmat' yg konon2nya boleh membaikpulih semula gejala2 negatif yg semakin menjadi2 tu.Toksah dok pandai2 dok tukar atau pinda atau ubahsuai nama atau gelaran kpd puak2 mat rempit kpd nama2 atau jenama lain .....
Kalau dah jenis 'REBUIH TAK HEMPUK' tu .....toksah dok buat cam no laaaaa .....Yang akan UNTUNG SAKAN adalah puak2 pembikin filem/drama seperti Skop Production, Suhan Movies, Grand Brilliance, MetroWealth .... dan lain2 yg jenis nak ambil kesempatan dari populariti gejala2 sosial yg negatif tu ..... konon2nya nak beri pengajaran nak beri puak2 yg terlibat insaf (repent) ....
NAMUN APA YG BERLAKU DAN TERJADI diatas reaksi apa yg ditonjolkan oleh puak2 media dan pembikin/pengeluar filem/drama Melayu samaada melalui tv atau filem TELAH MEMBERI KESAN NEGATIF YG LEBIH TERUK LAGI.APA YG DAPAT KITA NAMPAK DAN LIHAT KINI....
SEMAKIN MENJADI2 GEJALA SOSIAL YG NEGATIF SEPERTI MAT REMPIT, BOHSIA, MAT2GIAN, MAMAT2 & MINAH2 YG SEMAKIN TERUJA DGN GEJALA SOSIAL YG DIANJURKAN OLEH MEDIA2 TV YG BERLUMBA2 DGN JOM HEBOHNYA, SUARASA NYA, NASI LEMAK KOPI O NYA, SANTAI MENYANTAI NYA, dan berbagai2 jenis HIBURAN YG BERUNSUR2 MEROSAK AKHLAK REMAJA2 KITA ... MALAH YG LEBIH PADA USIA REMAJA PUN TUMPANG TUI JUGA ...
LIHAT SAJALAH MAKCIK2 (BERTUDUNG PULAK TU) TERKINJA2, TERTUNJAI2, TERLONCAT2, BERTEPUK2 BERSORAK SORAI DGN TANGAN MASING2 MELAMBAI2 MEMBERI GAMBARAN BETAPA SERONOKNYA MEREKA DEK PENONJOLAN ARTIS2 KEGEMARAN MEREKA ..... MACAM TU PUNYA REAKSI DARI MAKCIK2 YG TAK SEPATUTNYA BERADA DITEMPAT2 BERHIBUR BERSAMA2 YG MUDA REMAJA .... ITU YG HENDAK PUAK2 MEDIA KITA NAK GALAKKAN ... NAK MEMBAWA MEREKA KEARAH ALAM HIBURAN YG PENUH DGN SUASANA KEGUMBIRAAN SEMATA2?FIKIR2LAH! SEMUANYA BERPUNCA DARI MANA?LIHAT SAJALAH NANTI ....
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PUAK2 YG MENGAMBIL KESEMPATAN UNTUK MENGAUT KEUNTUNGAN DISEBALIK MENJAHANAMKAN & MEROSAKKAN AKHLAK ANAK BANGSA SENDIRI .....TOKSAH DOK BAGI BERBAGAI EXCUSES LAAAA.....KONON2NYA NAK BAGI PARA PENONTON INSAF LA ... SEDAR LA ... BELAJAR DARI KESILAPAN LA ....JANGAN IKUT DAN TIRU CONTOH YG NEGATIF LA ... DLLSEMUANYA ITU BULLSHIT BELAKA .....
AKHIRNYA YG PASTI GEJALA SEPERTI INI AKAN TERUS BERLAKU DAN TERUS MENJADI2 DAN TERUS MENINGKAT LAGI OLEH KERANA PENAMPILAN DAN PENONJOLAN DARI MEDIA2 DAN FILEM2/DRAMA2 SEPERTI INI.MEREKA YG BUAT DUIT .... ANAK BANGSA SENDIRI YG LINGKUP.
Friday, May 22, 2009
On August 5, 2008 The Scribe wrote "This Scribe has credible information that apart from the infiltration of Hindraf by the Special Branch, the BN/Umno regime through PM Badawi’s son-in-law Khairy Jamaluddin’s Umno Youth has collaborated with MIC Youth with the blessings of MIC President Samy Veloo to deceive the Rakyat through the Internet about Hindraf’s struggle."
There have been people within the organization who were eager to set up a new political party with the Makkal Sakthi namesake and logo. Thus, the Malaysian Makkal Sakthi Party was established by Thanenthiran, the party's pro tem chairman. Thanenthiran is also Hindraf's national chief coordinator. The Scribe has always been suspicious about Thanenthiran. Unlike the Hindraf 5 and Hindraf leader P.Waythamorthy, Thanenthiran was treated with kiddy gloves by the Police.
PM Najib Razak and the Evil BN/Umno regime know that they had to do something to stop Hindraf in its track before the Hindraf Syndrome spreads to the rest of the population. In the context of Malaysian politics, if you cannot fight it, then split it up. That is what BN/Umno has done to Hindraf by allowing the Malaysian Makkal Sakthi Party to be established. Just imagine, the registration of the Malaysian Makkal Sakthi Party was approved by the registry of associations within only one month. From past experiences, a new political party would have to wait for years (or forever) before it could get registered. As if that is not enough, Hindraf has always been an illegal outfit at least in the official records.
The Dayaks in Sarawak have been trying in vain many times to have a political party registered. Najib it appears, has employed a divide and rule strategy on Hindraf. This strategy after all works perfectly well from peninsular Malaysia across to Sabah and Sarawak. Coincidentally, Hindraf is the organisation BN abhors most, while Makkal Sakthi represents a voice the government is most unhappy with. The almost hindrance-free establishment of this party seems to denote the "blessings" of certain people. Najib and BN/Umno know very well that they can't rely on MIC or PPP to bring in the Indian support for BN. The best way is for BN/Umno to ditch MIC and PPP which are seen as Pariah's by the Indian community and throw it's support behind the Malaysian Makkal Sakthi Party.
Exiled Hindraf leader Waythamoorthy and his brother Uthayakumar, who has been detained for the longest and who the government says is the most recalcitrant, has not joined the new party, or participated in the forming of this party.The last thing the Indian community needs right now is another Indian based party. If we are to be One Nation and One People under a Malaysian Malaysia Nation, we must reject and do away with political parties that champion a particular race. Read the August 5, 2008 article here http://margeemar.blogspot.com/2008/08/confirmed-hindraf-hijacked.html