Sunday, July 18, 2010

Mahkamah Sesyen Tersilap


4 tahun lalu seorang bapa dijatuhi hukuman penjara 38 tahun dan 12 sebatan atas 2 sabitan merogol anak kandungnya yang berusia 14 tahun. [Utusan Malaysia]

16 Julai 2010 Mahkamah Tinggi menerima rayuannya dengan mengetepikan sabitan dan hukuman kerana mendapati Mahkamah Sesyen telah terkhilaf dari segi fakta dan undang undang semasa menjatuhkan hukuman tersebut.

Sewaktu membacakan keputusannya, hakim Mahkamah Tinggi menyatakan laporan perubatan yang dikemukakan tidak boleh diterima sebagai bukti kerana tandatangan padanya disahkan palsu oleh seorang pegawai perubatan.

Malah, pegawai perubatan yang sama mengesahkan mangsa tidak dirogol dan kesan koyakan pada kemaluannya akibat tusukan objek tumpul seperti belakang pensil.

Kesimpulannya pihak pendakwa gagal membuktikan kes prima facie.


Bagaimana laporan perubatan dipalsukan dan dapat disahkan palsu kemudian. Kenapa kepalsuan itu tidak dapat dibongkar lebih awal oleh defenden? Kelemahan peguam bela kah atau kehebatan peguam pendakwa atau kelemahan sistem?

Bagaimana pula dalam kes berprofil tinggi yang melibatkan ketua pakatan pembangkang yang telah 20 kali ditunda. Kehebatan peguam bela kah, kelemahan pendakwa kah atau sistem dipermain mainkan?

Negara ini semakin kucar kacir.

Tangan tangan ghaib berjaya memecah belahkan keharmonian rakyat seterusnya menimbulkan prasangka terhadap sistem perundangan. Ketua Polis Negara telah lama berjaya dipalitkan dengan pelbagai situasi negatif. Perlembagaan ditafsir mengikut kehendak masing masing. Demonstrasi jalanan dirangsang. Isu perkauman digunakan untuk melaga lagakan rakyat. Anak muda diulit dengan budaya hedonisma. Seks bebas berleluasa. Kebendaan disembah.

Bangun lah anak bangsa ku. Jangan nanti jadi Pak Kadok, menang sorak kampung tergadai.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Hallelujah! Long Live 1Malaysia

China Press reported that there was a lack of Chinese-speaking counselling teachers in SMJK San Min in Teluk Intan, which has some 1,600 students.
The only Chinese-speaking counselling teacher had to take up 80% of the workload because students would ask for him.
The school’s board of directors chairman Chen Hong Ji said he hoped that the Education Ministry would look into the issue and assign more Chinese-speaking counselling teachers.
Some students could not converse well in English or Malay, so they were not able to communicate with the non-Chinese speaking teachers about their problems, which in turn affect their studies,” he said.
> Nanyang Siang Pau reported that Kuantan might soon have its long-awaited first independent Chinese school.
Pahang Chinese guilds and associations had been looking for a suitable independent Chinese school in Klang Valley to open a branch in Kuantan.
Frankly, I think it will be difficult for the corrupted Malay chauvinist Malaysian Government to find a suitably qualified counselor locally. In the interest of the poor 13-17 year old students who cannot converse well in English or Malay after 6 years of primary education and without doubt are excellent students who scored perfect A in UPSR, I strongly suggest that they be sent to mainland China where they will get PERFECT education by perfect educationists who can speak perfect chinese.

Better still, in the interest of Malaysia's future generation, the government SHOULD built the whole school in mainland China. You know, with the chinese builders world class skills, top class building materials, the BEST qualified teachers, the most nutritious food available; SMJK San Min will churn out the best of the best students who will come back to Malaysia and prosper the country.

Hidup 1Malaysia!!!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Salute To Friends

Was blog hopping and came across this posting on Doctor2008's Weblog .

Love the academic approach to this write up. 

It ties my sentiments in many of my postings regarding friends especially here and here.

I have asked for permission to reproduce the article here. Thank you doctor. 

What Are Good Friends For? A Longer Life! 

By doctor2008

There has been countless quotes, poetry and songs on the virtues of a good friendship. In the song co-written by Burt Bacharach What Are Good Friends For? , these lyrics that often keep repeating in one’s mind:

Keep smiling
Keep shining
Knowing you can always count on me,for sure
That’s what friends are for..

The video below shows how Dionne Warwick, Stevie Wonder, Luther Vandross and Whitney Houston appreciate what good friends are for...

An Australian study on older people discovered that those with a large circle of friends were 22% less likely to die in the 10 years of the study. A similar Harvard research showed that strong social ties will promote brain health as one ages. 

I agree. The role of friends to one’s health has been under-appreciated, compared to marriage and family. Sure, there can be rotten apples in the barrel, but with good friends, they can bring a positive psychological impact on one’s well-being, as the above studies demonstrate. Another study of 3000 nurses with breast cancer even showed that friendship had an even greater positive effect on health than a spouse or family member.

Exactly why friends have such a big effect on health isn’t too clear – could it be the ‘feel-good’ factor? Or the physical and psychological support which lessens one’s stress levels? Whatever it is, the message that these studies point out is that friends do make your life better and healthier.  

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Corn: Ripe?

Started this year's observation for PMR School Base Oral Assessment at SMK Kuala Tembeling. Driving back in the late afternoon, I noticed stalls selling freshly harvested corns and groundnuts. Bought some cobs of corn and a kilo of groundnuts ... thinking of son at home.

Reached home and son told me of his grandma's call about ten minutes earlier asking him to go over to take care of a snake in her kitchen. Told him to go right away. Forgetting the corns and the groundnuts in the back of the car.

He came back couple of hours later. It was a cobra that apparently got its tail snapped in a rat's trap. He is not a snake whisperer so he had to kill the snake. 

Asked him if he wants to have corn on the cob and boiled groundnut for dinner. He declined. He doesn't mind corn in a cup but not 'jagung tak masak' [raw corn which he meant as "UNRIPE" corn]. He actually thought the corns were not ready yet because the husks are still green.

In Bahasa Melayu, 'masak' could mean cooked or ripe.

I rolled out in laughter. My Bachelor-in-Engineering-Automotive Mechanical-major-24-year-old son actually thought that one should wait for the corn to ripen in the field.

No wonder ten years ago when he was 14, I bought some boiled corn in the husk and offered him some. He declined saying he'd rather wait for the corn to 'masak' [meaning ripen]. 

I tried telling him then that the corns were 'masak' [cooked] but he said he'll eat them later when they are 'masak' [ripened]. I laughed and explained to him that the corn were cooked and can be eaten but he insisted he didn't like to eat 'young' unripe corn.

And I thought my explanation was sufficient.

Was it my short coming or was it his thick skull?


Corn and groundnut from the hawker, durian, rambutan and mangosteen from Baba's orchard.