Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Selamat Hari Raya Maaf Zahir & Batin

Salam Syawal kepada sesiapa yang terjengok.. ter"kelih".. terbaca laman blog hamba yang tak seberapa nie.. Selamat Hari Raya maaf zahir dan batin, seandainya ada coretan yang menguris hati atau menyemak minda..

Dah masuk hari raya ke-10 baru mak ucap selamat ngan mintak maaf Jah.. haru betol.. mak sebenarnya busy (buat2 busy pun ada gak) sepanjang Syawal nie.. tak sempat ke nak meng"update" kan laman sesawang nie.. tu yg banyak sawang.. adehhh..

Takde apa lak yang nak di updatekan setakat nie.. dari takde langsung, mak nak sharekan video pasal PM Singapure, Mr Lee berucap semperna rapat umum hari merdeka Singapura semalam.. yang nak disharekan nie ucapan beliau dalam bahasa Melayu.. pandai Jah dia cakap Melayu.. tak pelat langsung dengar cerita dia pandai gak baca tulisan Jawi dan berbahasa Rusia.. 

VIDEO: PM Singapura Fasih Bercakap Melayu





PERDANA Menteri Singapura, Encik Lee Hsien Loong, memuji masyarakat Melayu/Islam atas kemajuan besarnya sejak negara mencapai kemerdekaan.
Kemajuan ini kata beliau, harus didukung masyarakat Melayu/Islam selain terus berganding bahu bagi menghuraikan isu-isu masyarakat secara harmoni dan bersepadu.
Berucap dalam bahasa Melayu, Encik Lee turut mengalu-alukan pencapaian golongan belia Melayu/Islam, menyifatkan golongan itu sebagai harapan bangsa yang sedang menunjukkan prestasi yang baik.
“Memang tidak boleh disangkal lagi anda sudah mencapai kemajuan besar sejak kita merdeka,” kata Encik Lee di Rapat Hari Kebangsaan, malam tadi.
Berucap di Pusat Budaya Universiti (UCC), Universiti Nasional Singapura (NUS) itu, Encik Lee menyenaraikan beberapa contoh belia Melayu/Islam cemerlang.
Antara contoh yang beliau kemukakan ialah dua penghuni Rumah Tumpangan Darul Ma’awa – Encik Sufian Anwar dan Encik Zulfadli Nazaluddin.
Encik Sufian seorang pemain bola sepak pasukan Singa XII manakala Encik Zulfadli pula penganalisis satelit SingTel lulusan politeknik yang kini mengejar ijazah di NUS.
Perdana Menteri turut menukil kisah Encik Muhammad Kamal Jauhari Zaini, yang ketika remaja, gemar menghisap rokok, ponteng sekolah dan sering dirotan.
Beliau berubah dan baru-baru ini lulus dengan ijazah kepujian kelas pertama dan menerima Pingat Emas Lee Kuan Yew.
Seorang lagi yang menerima perhatian Perdana Menteri dalam ucapannya ialah penerima Biasiswa Presiden, Aidil Hakeem Mohamad Rafee.
“Semua kejayaan ini terpampang depan mata kita. Ia membuktikan orang Melayu boleh melakukannya,”ujar Encik Lee.
Ucapan Perdana Menteri dalam bahasa Melayu awalnya menyentuh mengenai hala tuju negara ini dan bagaimana masyarakat Melayu/Islam dapat maju bersama.
Encik Lee berkata, dalam mengejar kemajuan, negara perlu menghuraikan masalah utama iaitu kadar kesuburan yang rendah.
“Pemerintah akan cuba sedaya upaya menggalak pasangan-pasagan supaya berumah tangga dan mempunyai anak.
“Pendek kata saya berharap dapat mendengar lebih banyak paluan kompang dan tangisan bayi daripada anda tidak lama lagi,” kata Encik Lee.
Perdana Menteri yakin rakyat inginkan negara ini kekal sebagai kediaman yang terbaik – yang membolehkan generasi seterusnya mencapai impian masing-masing.
Bagi mencapai matlamat itu, Encik Lee berkata negara ini harus mengamalkan dasar berbilang kaum.
Membuat gesaan sedemikian khususnya kepada badan-badan Melayu/Islam dan para aktivis Encik Lee berkata semangat gotong royong perlu dikekalkan demi kemajuan masyarakat yang sehaluan dengan kemajuan negara.
“Sebenarnya saya gembira kerana ramai yang berbuat demikian menerusi Forum Pemimpin Masyarakat (CLF).
“Anda harus kekalkan semangat gotong royong ini. Gunakanlah sumber dan bakat anda sebaiknya supaya kita dapat hasilkan kemajuan yang lebih bermakna.
“Bak kata peribahasa, bulat air kerana pembetung, bulat manusia kerana muafakat,” kata Encik Lee
Menyentuh mengenai budaya Melayu pula, Encik Lee mengumumkan pertandingan mereka bentuk bangunan Wisma Geylang Serai.
Beliau berharap masyarakat akan mengambil peluang memberikan idea bagi menjayakan projek tersebut. (Berita Harian Singapura)

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Why are Malays having more babies? in Singapore

Jahhh.. mak dah agak dah.. topik yg LKY  keluarkan pasal S'pore need to have more babies tu.. mesti dapat reaksi hangat kannnn.. memang pun.. hari2 mesti ada je orang akan komen tapi kan cuba tengok paper The Strait Times nie..

Sebab birth rate malay babies more than other races.. keluar pulak  tajuk yg kelakar tu.. adehhh macam2  lah.. nak tergelak pun ada.. kesian pun ada ..

The best part is.. because of this forum.. so many people commented and only one simple comment really catch my eyes.. comment from Zuikei.. Alhamdullilah Syukran..


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    Zuikei  •  4 hours ago
    Happiness for Malays - Faith, Family, Relationship, Grateful, Happiness & Harmony.

    Happiness for Chinese - Car, Condominium. Credit Card, Career & Company.



This is the article from Yahoo:

A letter on The Straits Times forum page has gone viral, with the author questioning why Malay Singaporeans are having more babies than the rest of the other races in Singapore.

The provocatively headlined letter, “Do Malay husbands know something the Chinese don’t?”, appeared on The Straits Times Forum page on Wednesday. The online version of it has been Facebook-shared over 8,000 times to date.

In an eight-paragraph letter, writer Ivan Goh compares the total fertility rate of Chinese in Singapore (1.08), Indians (1.09) and Malay Singaporeans (1.64) and essentially asks why the TFR rate for Malays is so much higher.

“Perhaps the Government should find out why Malay women are more willing to have babies,” he wrote.

He continued: “Are Malay men more romantic, persuasive and less stressed out by life’s perceived demands than Chinese men? Do Malay couples have a more viable network of caregivers?”

Reaction to the letter has been mixed, with some praising it for sparking debate on what is generally a taboo topic, while others said it displayed great ignorance of the issue.

ST reader Luzanne wrote, “Nice catchy title but the article displays great ignorance of the issue… Just like Catholicism, Islam strongly emphaises on kids and family above material acquisition and selfish ambition. But more importantly , it forbids abortion and contraceptives. Malay culture encourages early marriages. High divorce and remarriage rates also increase the total number of kids in a family. THOSE are the main reason for Malays’ higher fertility rates.”

When asked about the letter, 26-year-old project manager Nur Anisa told Yahoo! Singapore she agrees with the point Goh made about having a strong network of family caregivers.

"Grandmothers, aunts and even neighbours are willing to take care of the children if the mothers have to work, and we do have a very close-knit community--that really does help," she said, adding that Malays place a great amount of value and emphasis on the family and in having families.

She stressed that Malays do not dismiss the importance of career progression and financial security, but said simply that they typically value their families much more.

"So having a family isn't seen as a burden for most of us -- we see children as a 'blessing from God', even if they might be unplanned during a marriage," she said.

She pointed out, however, that contrary to what Goh wrote, confidence isn't necessarily the key factor to having more children.

"I don't think it's much about what Malay men have in terms of confidence, it's just the values that the Malays hold on to," she said, adding that Malay men are happy with and tend to find contentment in having families, as well as being able to provide for the family, more than anything else.

This thinking may be changing, though. For 28-year-old Muhammad Adil, the importance of career and financial stability come much more into play in current times.

“I think for the upcoming generation and mine, we are quite balanced in a way that we put the importance of family on the same level as career since the cost of living is much higher now,” he said.

“That said, I think we will still lead (as a community) in producing the most babies, since family will always be important in the Malay community!”

Copy editor Yusuf Abdol Hamid disagreed with the idea that any traits Malay men might have could impact their birth rates.

"I think birth rates don't come down to how romantic someone is, or spontaneous even--to say that Malay men are more successful at getting their wives pregnant because of that is illogical," said the 27-year-old.

He pointed out that contrary to what Goh wrote, policies in the past made no difference to child-bearing behaviour in the Malay community, where during the two-child policy years, he said his mother never knew anyone who went to get themselves sterilised.

"Everyone (Malay Muslim families) continued having children, even with the financial penalties that came with them, and none of them were too bothered by the policies that discouraged having more," he said.

But he said things might change as Singapore's society matures, and the next generation of Malay parents may be clearly pulling away from previous ones.

"We're all still chasing the same things -- money and career first, and the rest (such as family) simply facilitate our journey there."


Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Muslim girl finds out Disney not the 'happiest place on earth'

Lepas baca berita kat bawah nie.. rasa macam bersyukur sangat sebab dipermudahkan Allah dalam menjalani kehidupan harian sebagai seorang muslim.. Alhamdullilah.. syukran.. 



Los Angeles Times,


LOS ANGELES, Aug 14: Imane Boudlal got a job two weeks after moving to California, a hostess position at a Disneyland Resort cafe.

She didn't log many hours at first — it was April, the slow season — but as the summer of 2008 progressed, the 24-year-old worked more frequently as the Grand Californian Hotel & Spa's Storyteller's Cafe drew more tourists.
It was also, Boudlal (pic) alleges in a lawsuit filed Monday, when her co-workers began taunting her, calling the Moroccan-born Muslim a "terrorist," a "camel" and someone who learned how to make bombs at her mosque. She complained to her managers verbally and in writing, she said, with no results.

Now, Boudlal is suing Walt Disney Corp. in federal court, saying that she was discriminated against and harassed for her religious beliefs. She also alleges that she unfairly lost her job in 2010 after refusing to remove her head scarf at work.

"It's been hard," Boudlal said in an interview. "I thought it was just a matter of complaining and a few days, and it wouldn't affect my life, but it turns out … nothing has been done."

The lawsuit charges that Boudlal, who is a naturalized U.S. citizen, decided to wear her hijab full time in 2010, about eight months after she began wearing it publicly. She contacted her supervisors at Disneyland to request an exemption to the company's "look" policy — general appearance guidelines that, according to a Disney website, touch on items ranging from contact lens color and visible tattoos to personal hygiene.

After weeks of discussions with company officials, the lawsuit says, Boudlal received initial approval to wear a Disney-designed scarf, but she was told it would need corporate approval before she could wear it to work. Not wanting to wait to mark Ramadan, Boudlal wore her own hijab to work Aug. 15, 2010, when she says she was told she could either remove the scarf, cover it with a hat or work in a job out of public sight.

She refused and, after a few additional meetings with Disney, filed a complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The agency awarded Boudlal a notice of right to sue earlier this month, opening the door for litigation.

Disney spokeswoman Suzi Brown said the company tried to accommodate Boudlal's needs — as it has with religious requests from other employees from various faiths.

"We presented Ms. Boudlal with multiple options to accommodate her religious beliefs, as well as offered her several roles that would have allowed her to wear her own hijab," Brown said. "Unfortunately, she rejected all of our efforts and has since refused to come to work."

Mark Rosenbaum, an attorney from the ACLU of Southern California who is representing Boudlal, said his client has not been scheduled to work at the cafe since Aug. 21, 2010. He said Boudlal was suffering from "one of the byproducts" of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

"I think her experience is not unlike that of many Muslims," he said. "America was invented based on our commitment to religious freedom and that got lost or shredded after 9/11." The lawsuit, he said, "is an attempt to recapture this."

"If you're a Muslim," he said of Disneyland, "It's not the happiest place on Earth."

Shortly after Boudlal's dispute with Disney went public in 2010, another Muslim employee said she was also told that she would have to work out of sight if she chose to wear a hijab. Disney officials said they were able to reach a compromise with Noor Abdallah, then a 22-year-old intern from Chicago, and allowed her to wear a fitted blue scarf topped by a beret-style hat.

The lawsuit seeks damages for Boudlal, as well as harassment and discrimination training for Disney employees. It also asks the court to order Disney to allow Muslim employees to wear hijabs in public roles without a hat or other cover.

Boudlal has a degree in hotel management, an industry that she thought would allow her to travel the world and meet people. Now, after a quick Google search turns up news of her dispute with Disney, she doesn't think she will be hired. She said she is taking classes at Cal State Fullerton in hopes of finding a new career path.

"I just want to pick something that will get me a job," she said.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Lee Kuan Yew OOhhh LKY

Haaaaa kau tajuk.. tetiba jerkk terkeluar pasal Lee Kuan Yew (LKY) yerr.. hahahaa.. almaklum le mak kan tinggal sini Jah.. kena le ikuti perkembangan semasa, yer dak..

Sehari sebelum hari kemerdekaan Singapura (here they called it NDP - National Day Parade on 09.08.2012.. mak ingat sgt ari tu ... sbb Public Holiday nyahh.. ) sibuk ada rumours cakap LKY dah mati.. main2 ko letak rumors camtu kat FB..  seb baik takde yg kena tangkap  kau Jah.. =)).. the fact is he still alive and kicking.. then.. disebab kan rumors tu.. bila dia muncul di NDP.. semua org bersorak riang.. can you imagine.. yup.. every bodies cheers in relief.. kelakar kan.. ok, kita tinggal kan topik tu..


Nie ada lagi topik Panassss kat s'pore nie.. pasal Foreign Talent (FT).. iyer orang luar yg memberi sumbangan kat s'pore.. yang terhangat dipasaran, pemain ping pong wanita Tiangwei Feng yg baru menang pingat gangsa kat Olympic baru2 nie.. dia berasal dari China, org2 singapore semua not so happy about it.. kenkununnya si Tiangwei nie not true blue Singaporean.. duhh.. after checked, dia baru je moved to S'pore in 2007, and got her citizenship in 2008, so fast kan.. coz she got talent.. that's why lah..

Banyak lagi case pasal FT yg org2 singapore tak suka.. tu lah LKY nie punya pasal lah.. last time sapa yg beranak lebih dari dua kena penalty, ada ke patut.. kelakar kan.. so, bila rules macam tu ada, pekembangan rakyat singapore terbantut lah.. last time tak nampak impact dia (kita sangkakan LKY cerdik kan.. part nie dia teramat kurang cerdik).. sekarang mengagau carik sesapa yg dapat kerja kat sini & can contribute.. dan rakyat bertambah bising sebab banyak lambakan pekerja asing.. and now baru dia suruh rakyat singapore beranak banyak2.. camana tu.. adehhh.. kelakarkan..

bawah nie keratan dari yahoo info utk tatapan bersama:-

Singapore ‘will fold up’ if citizens don’t reproduce: Lee Kuan Yew 


Former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew has stressed once again the need for Singaporeans to procreate.

Speaking publicly for the first time after National Day at a constituency national day celebration dinner on Saturday, Lee warned of adverse consequences if the country’s declining birth rates continue.

“If we go on like that, this place will fold up, because there’ll be no original citizens left to form the majority, and we cannot have new citizens, new PRs to settle our social ethos, our social spirit, our social norms,” he said, noting that Chinese reproduction rate is now at 1.08, Indians at 1.09 and Malays at 1.64.

“So my message is a simple one. The answer is very difficult but the problems, if we don’t find the answers, are enormous,” he added.

Lee acknowledged the pivotal role that work permit holders have played in building Singapore’s infrastructure, and the contribution of permanent residents, without which he said the country’s population would be older, smaller and would lose vitality.

Further, he noted that in the long term, Singapore’s “educated men and women must decide whether to replace themselves in the next generation”. Currently, 31 per cent of women and 41 per cent of men are choosing not to do so, he noted.

“But we’ve got to persuade people to understand that getting married is important, having children is important,” he said. “Do we want to replace ourselves or do we want to shrink and get older and be replaced by migrants and work permit holders? That’s the simple question.”

MSF to tackle problem: Chan Chun Sing

Responding to Lee’s call for solutions to Singapore’s citizen population crunch, current acting Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports Chan Chun Sing, who will be taking on the newly-established Ministry of Social and Family development (MSF), said the latter will pursue efforts to encourage younger Singaporeans get married and start families earlier.

Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the same event, Chan acknowledged that the issues are “challenges that cut across different ministries”, and said there are two aspects to the population situation — material and economic, which the government will work on, reported Channel NewsAsia.

“But like what Mr Lee said, the most important aspect has to do with the less tangible... (what) we value as a society — the institution of the family,” he said as quoted by the media outlet. “How do we see the institution, and the family... these are things we really need to work on as a society because it concerns our common future.”