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Syarahan Moral Sekitar Adik Firdaus

Lagi sekali, usaha saya untuk mengelak dari memberi komentar mengenai isu yang sedang panas sekarang, iaitu mengenai nasib malang yang menimpa Adik Firdaus di Nilai, Seremban, gagal. Sebenarnya faktor untuk menulis ini bukanlah untuk berkomentar sangat mengenai nasib Adik Firdaus, kerana pasti sudah ribuan di luar sana yang sudah mengambil tugasan ini dengan jayanya.

Saya tertarik dengan isu ini pada sisi bagaimana masyarakat kita bersikap. Mudahnya, kita boleh menyimpulkan masyarakat Malaysia masih lagi punya rasa prihatin, tapi prihatin itu cuma sekadar di takuk simpati. Tidak lebih dari itu.

Kita tiada empati. Kita cuma ada simpati. Jadi tidak hairanlah bilamana terdedahnya tragedi begini, timbul ribuan golongan “Mohon share” dalam laman Facebook dan berantakan sekalian hero kebajikan masyarakat membela nasib Adik Firdaus.

Sudah tentu tidak salah untuk bersimpati. Sudah pasti itu lumrah atau kebiasaan untuk manusia yang normal, merasa geram dan marah dengan apa yang terjadi. Pada k…

Bola Sepak, Politik dan Masa Depan Sabah & Sarawak (Bahagian 2)

Menjelang 50 tahun Perjanjian Malaysia 1963 yang mengikat persaudaraan antara Persekutuan Tanah Melayu, Sabah dan Sarawak membentuk Persekutuan Malaysia, semakin banyak suara yang berbunyi agar perjanjian tersebut disemak semula, malah diberi penilaian semula agar kelemahan yang ada dapat diatasi.

Mengimbau Bahagian I penulisan ini, penulis cuba membawa pembaca memahami isu masa depan Sabah dan Sarawak dengan konteks yang sama, yang kini sedang dihadapi oleh warga Scotland dan Catalonia. Perbincangan dalam Bahagian II ini tidak lagi membawakan semangat bola sepak sebagai subjek utama sepertimana yang lepas.

Jika Scotland boleh bersama dengan gabungan bersekutu kerajaan United Kingdom di bawah naungan seorang Permaisuri melalui Treaty of Union, dan Catalonia diikat dalam kerajaan di bawah naungan Raja Sepanyol dengan keberadaan perjanjian yang nampak mulus dalam Nueva Planta decrees, begitulah Sabah dan Sarawak ketika Tunku Abdul Rahman mula-mula mengusulkan idea penggabungan ini.

Adak…

How Belgium Doing So Far?

My favourite to win the FIFA World Cup 2014 still heavenly on Belgium Red Devils, plus they already proved their worthiness by making it to Round 16 knockout after won against Russia. As I predicted beforehand, they might win 1-0 to Russia, and it was then.

Even though, some might say the Group G still undecided, yes, part of it because the Germany needs to win against the USA. After the previous rounds, USA seems like a good contender of Group G so the chances for them to beat Germany still vast.

Only if the USA won against Germany and Portugal won against Ghana – which it seems impossible to them at the moment – the calculation of Group G might differ.

Germany would depend on their goals count to make to Round 16 and Portugal, on the other hand, needs to beat Ghana to a great goal proportions.

Would they make it? I suggest we just need to wait and enjoy the game.

So how this would affect the Belgium chances in this tournament?

The first scene is, if the USA wins or draw against Germ…

The Right to Ask

Yesterday I went to a forum about MH370, our long missing aeroplane organised by REFSA. Before I went to KLSCAH to attend the forum, I read some responses from public on Twitter and Facebook about the forum, mostly condemning the organiser for not tabling any aviation specialist in the list of the panels.

On the instant, this argument sounds entirely legitimate. Plus, myself also asking, why they weren't trying to table someone who has credentials to talk about this issue, instead just inviting a politician and a lawyer.

Yes, it succeeds to assign some scepticism on the forum and the intention of REFSA for organising this event.

I kept my sceptic deep in my heart and attending the forum instead. The forum succeeding, through my observation, it was full house yesterday. Some additional chairs added in front near to panellist to accommodate the public.

For me, most of the good parts coming from Tommy Thomas, which is most of his questions in the way of the authority handling the iss…

Bola Sepak, Politik dan Masa Depan Sabah & Sarawak (Bahagian 1)

Mengambil semangat Piala Dunia, boleh dikatakan segala-galanya kini seolah-olah berputar sekeliling bola sepak. Bermula daripada iklan di kaca televisyen sehinggalah kepada aturan hidup ketika berlangsungnya Piala Dunia berubah mengikut rentak bola sepak. Malah, tidak mustahil dalam perbahasan Parlimen turut akan terpacul cerita tentang Piala Dunia.

Dalam siri 2010, ketika Afrika Selatan dan pasukan bertanding sibuk dengan persiapan Piala Dunia, Malaysia turut tidak ketinggalan terkena tempiasnya dengan isu lesen judi yang diberikan oleh Najib Razak kepada syarikat kroni Umno-BN Berjaya Groups.

Jadi untuk mengaitkan bola sepak dan politik adalah wajar. Malah untuk membincangkan pergelutan yang berlaku dalam dunia bola sepak tidak akan terlepas daripada keperluan membincangkan peranan politik yang membentuk persekitaran begitu. Kisah Malaysia tidak ke Piala Dunia pun, kalau tidak keseluruhan, maka hampir separuh peratusan faktor kegagalan itu terletak pada kebodohan sesetengah pihak ya…

An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming by Al Gore

An Inconvenient Truth is a 2006 Academy Award-winning documentary film directed by Davis Guggenheim about former United States Vice President +Al Gore's campaign to educate citizens about global warming via a comprehensive slide show that, by his own estimate made in the film, he has given more than a thousand times.

Since the film’s release, An Inconvenient Truth has been credited for raising international public awareness of climate change and reenergizing the environmental movement. The documentary has also been included in science curricula in schools around the world, which has spurred some controversy.

DISCLAIMER: I'm uploading this video just for the sole educational purpose and I'm not making any money out of this. If you got money, please, do buy the original copy. Al Gore and teams invested lots of their time, effort and money in making this film. Let us reward them fittingly—if you able to do so. Remember, good journalism is not free. I'm not in moral positio…

Bernafaskah Demokrasi di Dunia Internet?

Membaca komentar Pengarah Hal Ehwal Politik Allianz SE, Katinka Barysch mengenai kebuntuan dunia internet untuk menyediakan lapangan demokrasi yang sihat kepada penggunanya begitu membuka minda untuk berfikir sejenak.

Bagi para marhaen yang optimis internet merupakan jalur kepada mereka untuk menyuarakan hasrat nurani dan membebaskan mereka dari sebarang cengkaman pihak pemerintah, ujar Katinka, wajar untuk mengkoreksi semula optimisme mereka.

Sebelum kita melompat jauh ke dalam perbincangan ini, lagi elok untuk kita memahami konteks dunia internet di Malaysia. Menurut laporan yang dikeluarkan pada tahun 2012 oleh International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Malaysia menduduki tangga keempat dari 180 buah negara dalam peratusan jumlah penduduk yang menggunakan internet dari keseluruhan populasi, iaitu 13.4%.

Angka penduduk yang dikeluarkan oleh Jabatan Perangkaan Negara menunjukkan populasi pada tahun 2010 berjumlah 28.3 juta orang. Jika ditimbang secara kasar, kira-kira 4 juta rakyat…

Help Me to Attend SABF in Argentina

Start last year I’m making exponential, positive shift in my life - and eventually in the lives of the communities I care about.

As I got full support from the university, I attending Global Entrepreneurship Congress 2013 at Rio de Janeiro. It was my first ever experience in the entrepreneurial world. There I met a lot of inspiring entrepreneurs and help spark my inner passion – to have my own startup in future – and I knew right away that it was kind of thing I need to pursue in my life.


The picture above, a meeting with the founder of TechStars, Brad Feld, and 2 young Brazilian entrepreneurs, Ryo and Pedro - both are President and Vice President of Brasil Júnior.

After then, I was accepted to join Global Startup Youth (GSY) in my own country organised by StartupMalaysia.org in conjunction with 4th Global Entrepreneurship Summit.


My team is the rock at GSY! We are having fun in front Twin Towers.

During GSY, I involved directly in apps development world and playing around with codin…

Why Belgium Will Win World Cup 2014?

Well, I cross my finger to confirm almost everyone who watches upcoming World Cup 2014 at Brazil believe the glory will seize safely by Brazil on July 13 at Maracanã. Someone says I read somewhere on the Internet, the Brazil was one hand already on the cup.

That still not count on Spain, the current champion of the last series at Africa. Or Argentina with Messi or Portugal with Cristiano. Or Netherland at least. France? I have little doubt about them.

Yes, those I mentioned was former champions. They got plenty star players, or I should say world-class footballers in the team. Their historical narratives in World Cup series was never unglorified with the successes, legendary, tears, sweats and medals. That was theirs.

Here, another team I will go unclassified their secret. The Belgium.

The Belgium roaming endlessly in World Cup until this series, they succeed to consecutively participate in the competition, just the luck never on their side till then. However, this year their story – …

Roland Garros for The Lefty

The Lefty rules the world!

For instance, I never a fan of Rafael Nadal. As long as I remember, Roger Federer always be my choice in tennis. I am not entirely sure why Federer always gets mine before, except I tend to watch over and over again the same people won the game and making the record hard to break by the newcomer.

Anyway, this Roland Garros changes my way on tennis. I felt a bit depressed after Ferrer beat Federer, for the record at that moment I still hope Federer would reign as the champion at Roland Garros this year.

After Federer lost his way, I still watch the games till the one between Ferrer and Nadal. Seriously, that game changes my perception on The Lefty completely.

The fact is, if I am not mistaken, Nadal was the only lefty tennis player. It only makes him just an impressive player after all. The way he returns the served ball using the left hand, I can say, is superb and in his own class.

One of my friends lamenting him as a predictable player. He says Nadal was e…