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26 January 2006 - Eclipse Of The Sun

On 26th January we have witness an eclipse of the sun over Malaysia. MOSTI however reported that in Malaysia we will only see partial eclipse and percentage of coverage in your area can be refered from the table released by MOSTI. Those staying in Kuching, Lahad Datu and Tawau will be able to see more of the eclipse because it will be more than 80% coverage. In other towns it will be more than 50%. The eclipse have started at about 4.30 in the evening. What is solar eclipse?

"This phenomenon happens when the Moon passes directly in front of the Sun, but doesn’t completely cover it because the apparent size of the Moon is smaller than that of the Sun. Hence the Sun appears as a very bright ring, or annulus, surrounding the outline of the Moon"
22 year-old Kugan died while in police custody


This post was meant to express my deepest condolences to the family of the late Kugan a/l Ananthan, regardless of what crime he did, who had died while being in police custody in Subang Jaya police station (20/01/09). It was purportedly reported that Kugan died due to asthmatic problem, although his family has denied that lame reason. Anyway, lets keep our fingers crossed hoping that the post-mortem report would eventually lead to the real cause of his death and those responsible for it shall be convicted. And finally, this case would be the latest addition to the “Malaysian Indian deaths in police custody“, which has already archived quite a similar number of cases for the past few years involving Malaysian Indians.

Top 5 Tamil Movie For Year 2008

The Power of Facebook

Social networks are hitting it big time. I remember first getting into it via e-circles which was a network of friends. Then we evolved to Friendster and then there were the MySpace,Hi5 and the list went on and on. But when Facebook hit the market, it blew the competition off.. pretty much totally. Excerpts from the Facebook blog :

150 million people around the world are now actively using Facebook and almost half of them are using Facebook every day. This includes people in every continent—even Antarctica. If Facebook were a country, it would be the eighth most populated in the world, just ahead of Japan, Russia and Nigeria

Crazy isnt it! Do you Facebook?

Bids hit £2.6m for girl's virginity...

PEOPLE will sell anything online - old clothes, concert tickets, even cars. But when skint student Natalie Dylan decided to auction her virginity, she attracted a lot more interest than a second hand motor. And now the asking price to bed her has hit £2.6million, after more than 10,000 reported bids. The top spot is currently being held by a 39-year-old Australian businessman who made the offer via her website.
Busty 22-year-old American Natalie - seen here posing in a new set of suggestive snaps - unveiled her plan on shock jock Howard Stern's radio show last year. She's since faced a steady stream of criticism from women and allegations from men over the validity of her virginity claims. Yet her lot has become one of the biggest, barmiest and, well, blue auctions the Internet has ever seen.
Malaysia - Penang is one of the 44 places to go in 2009 - New York Times

Go over and read this article on The New York Times. They say Penang is one of the 44 places to go in 2009. You can do your part by clicking on the Recommend button so that our little island gets more publicity.
Tan Hong Ming Wins People Choice Award!

LOS ANGELES, Jan 9 — "The Love of Tan Hong Ming," a spot by Leo Burnett in Malaysia for oil and gas concern Petronas, has won the People's Choice Award for favourite commercial. The award was bestowed after several months of online voting among five 2008 Gold Clio-winning spots. In addition to the Petronas ad, the other nominees included efforts for Cadbury Dairy Milk, Guinness, Sony Bravia and Sony Walkman.
The winning commercial was acknowledged last night during the 35th Annual People's Choice Awards on CBS. A public service spot, "The Love of Tan Hong Ming" tackles the topic of race by showing how children are colour blind. A young, bashful Chinese boy is interviewed about the girl he likes. When his crush comes on camera, it is revealed that she is in fact Malay — and that she likes him, too. The Clios are presented by Nielsen Business Media, which is also the parent of Adweek. The awards for creative excellence celebrate their 50th anniversary in May. — Adweek
Watch the Tan Hong Ming Video below


Dr Mahathir Mohamed has called for a global boycott of the U.S Dollar and U.S made products, including Coca Cola in protest over U.S’s support for Israel. Dr Mahathir’s utter contempt for U.S and complete hatred for Israel is almost like an article of faith. Thus, the call to boycott Coca Cola and anything American does not come as a surprise but is merely a reaffirmation of his long held view. Strange, he did not have the courage to call for a boycott of anything from Egypt and Jordan, Islamic countries having relationship with Israel. Anyway, when Dr Mahathir calls on Malaysian’s to boycott U.S made products and say that “ you won’t die if you don’t drink Coca Cola”, he should rightfully highlight how much Malaysia is dependant on U.S. Then, right thinking Malaysians can make an informed decision whether we should really boycott U.S products. What Malaysians ought to know is that Dr Mahathir has failed to divulge the fact that U.S is Malaysia’s single largest trading partner and in 2007 trade with U.S was valued at RM149.2 Billion and accounted for 13.4% of Malaysia’s global trade. For the period January to July 2008 trade with U.S stood at RM50.2 Billion. This are not some ‘kacang putih’ figures. Further, U.S remains an important source of foreign direct investment in the manufacturing sector in Malaysia. In 2007, the U.S was the 4th largest source of foreign direct investment with total investment of RM3 Billion. American multinational’s corporations have also made substantial investments in Malaysia and have brought with them suppliers and subcontractors to invest here. They have contributed to the building up of local supply chains. Add to all these are the various preferential treatments, grants, trainings, scholarships and many other benefits which Malaysia is unashamed not to refuse or reject. Thus, when Dr Mahathir tells Malaysians that “you won’t die if you don’t drink Coca Coca” he has also failed to reveal who the majority of the F&N Coca Cola (M) Sdn Bhd, employees are. Are the almost 1,400 employees of F&N Coca Cola (M) Sdn Bhd, Malays or Bangladeshis? Does the manufacturers of Coca Cola not provide employment for Malaysians ? So, before we consider boycotting Coca Cola lets us be grateful that the manufacturers of Coca Cola is actually providing Malaysians with employment.
This is true..!!

"The leadership is busy collecting wealth. While Israel is punishing the Palestinian people for choosing Hamas, it is no different from Umno punishing Malaysians for choosing the Pakatan Rakyat." - Anwar Ibrahim
9-year-old Tamil Girl becomes Microsoft Certified Pro

A nine year-old girl in India named M. Lavinashree has passed the Microsoft Certified Professional Exam, becoming the youngest person to ever pull it off (smashing the record previously held by a 10 year-old Pakistani girl). The youngster has a long history of making records in her short life — including reciting all 1,300 couplets of a 2,000 year-old Tamil epic at the age of three — and now she's now cramming for the Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer Exam. When Lavinashree was one and a half years old her mother, M.Induleka, began to teach her English alphabets playfully. The alphabets were plastic toys and when her mother dictated the alphabets one by one, she pointed out them accurately. She also learnt to identify the symbols of our nation, national anthem, national song, flags of various nations, leaders of our country, countries and their capitals, fruits, vegetables, flowers, shapes and many others.When her elder sister Lavanya started studying Thirukural, Lavinashree forced her mother to teach her the kurals and started repeating the words effortlessly "We never forced her to study. She developed her own interest and we only acted as facilitators," says K. Munisamy, father of Lavinashree.

While our makkals are busy partying for scoring straight A's in their PMR and SPM examinations, this little Indian girl did something which we would have never thought of; by passing the Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) exam at the tender age of 9 (8 year-old as listed in some other sites). And oh yeah, she has a website dedicated to her at: National Child Award
Gaza Conflict Exposes UMNO Hypocrisy

While the attention of the world is presently riveted on the conflict in Gaza. The conflict also exposes the hypocrisy of many Islamic countries rushing to defend & aid the Palestinians. No less, it exposes the hypocrisy of UMNO back here in Malaysia, a fascist political party steep in desperate corruption. Why is UMNO screaming & ranting like a sex-starved male hog during mating season about Gaza? The answer is simple - the victims this time are Muslims, the aggressors are non-Muslims, Israelis to be sure. One must ask why was UMNO silent when rampaging Indonesian Muslims ransacked & burnt Chinese-owned business at will, at the height of the financial crisis in the late 1990's? Hundreds if not thousands of Chinese girls & women were raped by gangs of Indonesian Muslim thugs. UMNO & its leader PM Dr Mahathir Mohamad said nothing. The reason - the victims were non-Muslims, the aggressors were Muslims.
When East Timor declared independence from Indonesian rule under a UN mandate, Indonesian Islamic militants poured into that country. Whole towns were burnt to the ground, tens of thousands were tortured or shot to death. Thousands of girls & women were systematically raped by Indonesian Islamic militants. UMNO & its leader PM Dr Mahathir Mohamad said nothing. The reason - the victims were non-Muslims, the aggressors were Muslims. In fact, Dr Mahathir Mohamad dismissed the crisis at that point of time as an Indonesian internal affair. The Darfur tragedy began when the Islamic majority in northern Sudan seek to impose Islamic rule on the whole country. The secular southern part of the country resisted & were burnt & bombed as a result. At least 2.7 million Sudanese have been displaced by the civil war. Since 2003, at least 300,000 Sudanese, mostly non-Muslims have been killed. Thousands of non-Muslim girls & women have been gang-raped by Islamic militants. Thousands more have been forced into sex-slavery by Islamic militants - all these time, the Islamic militants were funded by rich Arab countries in the Middle-East. UMNO & its leader PM Dr Mahathir Mohamad said nothing. The reason - the victims were non-Muslims, the aggressors were Muslims. The Gaza conflict exposes the corruption & hypocrisy of UMNO & its leaders like never before. The Palestinians problem did not arise as a result of an Israeli invasion & subsequent occupation in the Middle-East, as often outlined in Malaysian revisionist world history books. In reality, it was a result of failed attempts by Arab countries to exterminate Israel via military force. The Palestinians were left behind by a retreating Pan-Arab military in the twice failed invasions of Israel. Hamas, the ruling authority in Gaza is a known international terrorist organization. UMNO has known ties with Hamas for a very long time. Oil rich Arab countries have funded Hamas aggressions against Israel from the very beginning. Whether UMNO has funded Hamas will never be knownsince UMNO human couriers are never apprehended - for obvious reasons. Hamas has refused to renewed its truce with Israel. Instead, Hamas using the Palestinians as human shields, fired hundreds of rockets into Israel every week. I've no interest in the Middle-East conflicts between the Arab states & Israel. To me, we've bigger problems at home. The global recession is biting hard into the national economy. Thousands are losing their jobs & maybe their homes. And we've a ruling government living in denial. The Gaza conflict is Israel's internal problem which Malaysians should pay not attention to. UMNO is merely exposing its hypocrisy & hidden agenda against non-Muslims or non-Malays.

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Bangkok fire kills 58 New Year clubbers

BANGKOK: A blaze at a top Bangkok nightclub killed at least 58 people celebrating the New Year on Thursday and injured more than 100 others, rescue workers and witnesses said. Some said the fire was caused by fireworks, others that it was an electrical fault. Police said 58 people had been killed. Local police superintendant Suthin Suppuang said 128 people had been injured.
Happy New Year...

Happy New Year, folks. May 2009 brings us all a lot of happiness, laughter, good health and plenty of good memories. Today is the day when we have to remember to write 2009 instead of 2008. Today is the first day when we Malaysians have to buckle up at the back seats. Today is the first day of a challenging year ahead. Today is World Peace Day. Today, Catholics celebrate the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God.
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