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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

ANJING - KU TIDUR NYENYAK


Bayangkan
hidup dalam hutan
jin jembalang
musuh
nampak dan tidak

Kawan ku setia
meredah hutan
hidu ular sawa
salak Pak Belang
ku tidur nyenyak
Anjing Ku

Tanah ku
kau buat tidak erti
janji atas janji
merompak menggondol
Melayu Cina khianat!

Nah banjir kau!




Tuesday, December 30, 2014

KABUL - DURING PEACE PREPARE FOR WAR


After the crusaders - US, Nato and their allies left a few days ago can Kabul and Afghanistan regain the peaceful times? The answer is that there is more bloodshed to come. The crusaders have stoked the country into factions based on tribalism, politics, religion. This is the standard divide and destroy policy. The animosity amongst the factions is a wildfire of vicious cycles of kill and counter-kill. 

Peace times in Kabul:


Kabul's Mandawi bazaar





Mazari Road in the Dasht-e-Barchi neighbourhood in western Kabul. It is a large Hazara peoples' enclave.

Gunsmithing is an established thriving art.

For centuries Pathan tribemen's jealously guarded the Khyber Pass, the gateway to Kabul from the Pakistan border.

Monday, December 29, 2014

MAN OF THE ARCHIPELAGO - TOM HARRISSON


Tom Harrisson, 4th from left, picture with members of the Oxford Expedition to Borneo.

Harrisson (top) and friend recovering after release as POWs during the Japanese Occupation of Borneo.

Tom and wife died in a road accident while on travel in Thailand.



Harrisson, Thomas HarnettD.S., F.R.G.S., F.R.A.I., F.R.E.S. Ethnologist and Curator, Sarawak Museum; Executive Officer, Turtles Board



1937. Savage Civilisation. London
1949a. The Census of Sarawak and Brunei. Govt. Printing Off. , Kuching
1949b. Gold and Indian influences in West Borneo. JMBRAS 22(4):33-110
1951a. Humans and hornbills in Borneo. S.M.J. V(3):400-13
1951b. Robert Burns: the first ethnologist and explorer of interior Sarawak. S.M.J. V(3)(new series)
1956, 1958, 1959(ed). The Diary of Mr W. Pretyman, the First Resident of Tempasuk, North Borneo (1878-1880). SMJ 7:334-404; SMJ 8:322-50; 9:74-111
1959c (ed). The Peoples of Sarawak. Govt. Printing Office, Kuching
1960. ‘Birds and Men in Borneo’. In Smythies, B.E. The Birds of Borneo. Oliver and Boyd pp20-61
1964a. Bark-beaters from Sabah, Sarawak and Kalimantan. S.M.J. n.s. XI(23):597-601
1974. Introduction. In St John, Spenser (ed) Life in the Forests of the Far East. OUP, K Lumpur. First published 1862
_____ and Sandin B. Borneo writing boards. Sarawak Mus J 13(27). (Special Monograph no 1)

Harrisson, Tom H. 1957. The Great Cave of Niah. Man, LVII, art. 211, pp161-6
1958. The caves of Niah: A history of prehistory. SMJ VIII(12 NS):549-95
1958b. A living megalithic in upland Borneo. SMJ 8(12):694-701
1959a. New archeological and ethnological results from Niah caves, Sarawak. Man 59, art. 211, pp1-8
1959b. More “megaliths” from inner Borneo. SMJ ns IX(13-14):14-20
1959c. An all-round museum in a small country. SMJ ns IX(13-14):249-52
1960. Niah Cave oyster shell (a note). SMJ ns 9(15-16):380-1
1961a. Our first curator (and others). SMJ ns X(17-18):17-31
1961b. Niah’s Gorge Cave: at the limit of human reach? SMJ ns X(17-18):326-34
1962a. Megaliths of Central Borneo and western Malaya. SMJ ns 11(19-20):376-82
1962b. Changing contexts of South East Asia: 21,950 B.C. to 1950 A.D. (Some patterns in human change). SMJ ns 11(19-20):453-67
1964. Borneo caves with special reference to Niah Great Cave. Stud Speleology    1:26-32
1965a. 50,000 years of Stone Age culture in Borneo. Smithsonian Report: Washington, D.C.
1965b. “Turtle-ware” from Borneo caves. SMJ ns XII(25-26):63-8
1965c. Six specialised stone tools from upland and south-west Borneo. SMJ ns XII(25-26):133-42
1965d. A stone and bronze tool cave in Sabah. Asian Perspectives VIII:284-93
1965e. Further cave exploration and archeology in East Malaysia. MNJ 19:31
1966. Recent archeological discovery in Malaysia, 1965 – East Malaysia and Brunei. JMBRAS XXXIX:189-91
1971. Prehistoric double-spouted vessels excavated from Niah Caves, Sarawak. JMBRAS 44(2):35-78
1980. The stone age in Malaysia. In Zainal Abidin A. Wahid (ed) Glimpses of Malaysian History. DBP, K Lumpur pp1-5 2nd ed
____ and Jamuh, G. 1956. Niah: the oldest inhabitant remembered. SMJ ns 7(8):453-62
____ and ____ . 1962. A first classification of prehistoric bone and tooth artifacts. SMJ ns 11(19-20):335-62
____ and Lord Wedway. 1962. Bone carvings. SMJ XI:338-53
____ and O’Connor, S.J. 1969. Excavations of the Prehistoric iron industry in West Borneo. Dept. Asian Studies, Ithaca, Vol. 1-2
____ and B. 1970. The Pre-history of Sabah. Sabah Soc J Vol IV, Kota Kinabalu

Harrisson, Tom H. 1954. Outside influences on the Upland Culture of Kelabits of North Central Borneo. S.M.J. VI(4):104-25
1955a. Hairpins from North Central Borneo. S.M.J. VI(5):290-4
1955b. The distribution and general character of native pottery in Borneo. S.M.J. n.s. VI(5):301-6
1955c. Ceramics penetrating Central Borneo. S.M.J. n.s.VI(6):549-60
1955d. The first British pioneer-author in Borneo. S.M.J. n.s.VI(6):452-69
1959. The Kelabits and Muruts. Sarawak Gaz. no. 1208

Harrisson, Tom H. 1965. Punan Busang bird names. S.M.J. n.s. XII(25-26):201-6
1965. The Malohs of Kalimantan: ethnological notes. S.M.J. n.s. XII(25-26):236-350
 1959. Origins and attitudes of Brunei Tutong-Belait-Bukit-Dusun, North Borneo “Dusun” and Sarawak “Bisayan”, Meting and Other Peoples. SMJ 8(11):293-321

Harrisson, Tom H. 1950. The Chinese in Borneo, 1942-45. International Affairs, July
1956. Rhinoceros in Borneo: and traded to China. SMJ VII(8):263-274(ns)
1961. Trade porcelain and stoneware in South-east Asia (including Borneo). SMJ ns X(17-18):222-6

Harrisson TH. 1960. Some Malay fishing cycles - II (A second note). S.M.J. IX(15-16):652-4
1964. The Malays of South-West Sarawak before Malaysia. S.M.J. 11(23-24):341-511
1970. The Malays of Southwest Sarawak before Malaysia: A Sociological Survey. Pall Mall, London
Harrisson TH and A.K. Marican Salleh. 1959. Sarawak Malay fishing cycles. S.M.J. n.s. 9(13-14):63-73
____ and ____ . 1960a. Some Malay fishing cycles. S.M.J. 9(15-16):652-4
____ and ____ . 1960b. Nuts and Malays on Tanjong Datu. S.M.J. n.s. 9(15-16):655-669

Harrisson, Tom H. 1958. The Ming Gap and Kota Batu, Brunei (with an appeal for help). SMJ ns 8(11):273-7
1963. Background to a Revolt, Brunei and the Surrounding Territory. Light Press, Brunei
1969a. Brunei in the Sarawak Museum Journal. Brunei Mus J 1:180-9
1969b. Brunei in the JMBRAS. Brunei Mus J 1:190-1
1975. The place of sago (and other palms) in Brunei and Borneo life. BMJ 3(3):41-2
____ and Harrisson BV. 1956. Kota Batu in Brunei (Introductory report). SMJ VII(8)


Sunday, December 28, 2014

NURTURING HERD MENTALITY


The Pretender thinks he is being innovative. Unknowingly he is inculcating herd mentality. Up 1Finger everybody! He is clueless. 

If everyone thinks the same then no one is thinking.


















Postcript (stupidity revealed):
1. Pretender ordered menteris to come back from overseas. This implies that: a) Many menteries follow the leader of the herd to take holidays; b) Menteries are fed up that Pretender has in many instances acted on behalf of their portfolios and now could not care less when to take off; c) He is too muddled up with problems as to reason out with the right words.

2. Just because Tunku, the first Premier played golf, nothing wrong with him to do so. True, but the timing must be right as to where and when to play. His is a half-past six reasoning.

3. We do not declare emergency because people cannot claim insurance on flood damage. For one thing most people in the affected areas do not have life  insurance. The grave matter is that lives are at stake, stranded by deep and fast flowing, and without food for days. Money is not at stake per se. 

4. KPI herd mentality - DG of Transport Ministry KPI's is to reduce 10,000 to 5,000 deaths/year from road accidents!? To him lives are just numbers.

5. The eminent 25 is a case of herd mentality of super pensioners? Is it a carry over effect of past glamour that overshadow changing reality situations?

6. Where is the herd mentality in Malays? Amongst the instances is UMNO a herding factor? Past and recent PAU going ons are telling.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

TAPPED NAJIB-OBAMA CONVERSATION



At the 9th hole, golfing in Hawaii:
"Nice ending putt, Sirr," Brimmer quipped.

"Saya butuh itu lobang untuk par," Obama remarked in Indonesian.  


When the game ended Obama, Brimmer and friends were sipping drinks at the posh clubhouse.

Brimmer remembering Obama saying "butuh itu lobang untuk par", he took it as a joke. Not to be outdone he has to come with one. It was out of his own experience he said. 

He was playing golf in Batam where most of the caddies are ladies. On the last hole, feeling exhausted his 11-foot putt  failed to sink in the ball just by the edge of the cup. 

His female caddy already tensed up said loudly, "Kurang keras, Pak!" To which he replied, "Ya, rumputnya basah."

Obama laughed. He then said in earnest, "What the fuss about the flood in Malaysia, Al Jib? You know, New Orleans had a terrible flood when hurricane Katrina landed some years ago. Fortunately, the Superdome saved us many lives."


"I have twitted and given instructions to the government machinery to be on full force to do whatever is necessary to save lives, provide enough food, and temporary shelters," Brimmer replied defensively. 

"On another point," Obama continued, "People are calling you to step down. Any truth in that?"

"I am not worried. Give them the money. The few people like Mahathir and gang who make noise, they can fly kite,"  Brimmer replied confidently.

"Is that so? See you all in Las Vegas next year. By the way Al Jib, you can can park your 1MDB there," Obama ended the conversation with his characteristic smile. 


Notes on the Superdome at New Orleans, Louisiana.




n.b. I passed that superstructure a few times but never been inside. What a pity!


postscript: Brimmer changed his mind and flew back early to wade into the floodwaters himself to assure all those affected by the flood are safe.

Friday, December 26, 2014

AFTER SHUFFLE DANCE, HULA IN HAWAII


Aloha! After failing to putt in, Obama tapped the Pretender at the shoulder (as the news goes), buddy buddy that is. After the golf, off the course will be the hula dance, more gyrations compared to the shuffle dance in Beijing, more to loose  (weight) for Flom during the cool weather. 

That reminds me that we spent a few days in Honolulu during Christmas of 1983 during a stop-over to Oregon via Los Angeles. That probably would be our first and last visit. We did not dance the hula.


Captain Cook was killed in Hawaii in 1779.
(Captain Cook (centre, right) is killed by angry Hawaiians. They dismembered his body but later contritely returned it for sea burial).

Hawaii is the northeastern most of the Polynesian islands and people migrations reached there more than 1700 years ago.

US annexed the the whole of Hawaiian islands from their last queen in 1898 (?).
(Queen Lili'uokalani, the last ruler of the Hawaiian Kingdom, overthrown by the United Sates Marine Corps).

Thursday, December 25, 2014

MUHYIDIN IS A POKE EYE FELLA




Yes, he is a poke eye fella, literally and figuratively (to borrow Zahid's former Ministry). As the Minister of Education, only his daughter can speak and sing English others to come  (except the wealthy will send their children overseas or private schools) limited to yes lah, no lah Manglish.




Muhyidin is likened "Tikus membaiki labu". Apart from his PPSMI shortsightedness the recent PT3 debacle is the result of his policy change of abolishing PMR. Then the UPSR exam leakage. It was during his time as Minister of Agriculture that the RM250 million "Lembu Condo" scandal happened. Don't he deserve to resign too like his mentor, the Pretender? (That is why his picture is facing down).

For all the years in politics Muhy is still at lost as to how and where to look for the 'Wow' factor. We have to call him WOWWOW.

Pair of beautiful, clean and healthy lembu condo.


WOWOW is no better than the Brimmer and the sleepy head Plunderer. The latter when about to get a new wife did like this. Dolah sure excited one lah.


My connection with WOWOW is on three occasions though I have not met him. It started long time ago when he was the MB of Johore. My short article which appeared in NST's 'Letters to the Editor' was on his policy of selling Johore's property to buyers from Singapore. 

Secondly, he was kind enough to grace the second edition (of my first book) in the foreword published in 2005.

Thirdly, in 2007  SAVE sent a memorandum to WOWOW as the Minister of Agriculture concerning rice to establish a rice research institute in order to help achieve food security. There was no reply. 

We suggested him a Wow but he could not recognise one. His wow then was to introduce agricultural attaches in many countries. We are mainly a net importer in food products. Commodities like rubber, palm oil and cocoa have their attaches because they export


Tuesday, December 23, 2014

KU KLUX KLAN (FORMER) ATTACKS ISRAEL



David Duke was the Grand Duke of the KKK when I was in Louisiana (Jan 1974 - Jan 1979). He was a member of the US House of Representatives, 1989-1993.

Hacking of Jewish Bosses at Sony is “Terrorism” and Why N. Korea is the Target of the Zio Media!

(davidduke.com)
There’s no argument, North Korea is obviously a repressive state. However, there is no short supply of oppressive states on planet Earth. In truth, there is no more oppressive, murderous, sate on Earth than Israel. It was founded on ethnic cleansing of hundreds of thousands of people who still to this day cannot return to the place of their birth. Israel has murdered and maimed tens of thousands of Palestinians, Lebanese and others, and it also tortured tens of thousands.
So, why is Israel honored by the Western governments and Media while N. Korea is on the front pages continuously? The Zio media will tell us that N. Korea must be opposed because it is a “Nuclear Rogue State.” But the real nuclear rogue state is right under Europe’s nose, it is Israel.
As far as nuclear weapons go, Israel, is a nuclear rogue state that will not join the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty, and will not allow any inspections of its biological, chemical and nuclear weapons. Last year the Zio media went ballistic, demanding the destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons while authorities agree that Israel has one of the biggest stockpiles of horrific chemical weapons on Earth — Yet, there was no demand by the Zio Media and the Zio-controlled governments of the West for Israel to destroy these banned weapons!
A perfect example of the Zionist Media treatment of North Korea is the alleged N. Korean hacking of the Zio Bosses at Sony. It is now being called “terrorism.” Well, of course it is. Jewish supremacist Marxists at the SPLC and ADL can gloat and used hacked material of their anti-Zionist opponents in America, but don’t worry, no one in the media will call it terrorism.
What the Zio controlled government and media are really concerned about is the fact that the hacked emails show exactly how the Jewish bosses at Sony and the other studios are the ultimate scumbags. Those who expose the Jewish bosses are terrorists, but Israel which just finished killing and maiming thousands of children and innocent civilians in Gaza, destroying tens of thousands of homes — they are not terrorists, but allies. Of course the media doesn’t even mention Israel’s terrorist attacks on America in the Lavon Affair, Attack on the USS Liberty and Israel’s spying and enormous loss of life caused by Jonathan Pollard.
So why all the focus on North Korea?
America’s continual focus and towards North Korea is not based on its human rights abuses but rather because that nation is an openly declared enemy of the state of Israel, and has long been identified by the Jewish Lobby as a target for destruction along with Iraq, Iran, and Syria, an investigation by the New Observer has concluded.

Relations with North Korea have reached a new low with the accusations that it was somehow responsible for the hacking of emails at the Sony Corporation—which among other things revealed emails from the Jewish film producer Scott Rudin to the equally Jewish Sony co-chairwoman, Amy Pascal, in which they discussed what type of black-themed movies Barack Obama would like.
The American government immediately accused North Korea of being responsible for the hacking—even though it borders on the absurd that any foreign government would want to hack Sony emails—and threatened to place North Korea back on its list of state sponsors of terrorism.
One must understand, in the eyes of the Zio media anything that exposing the dirty dealings of the Zio media bosses is the equivalent of terrorism.
If, however, the American government was truly concerned about rogue governments, there are plenty of other regimes around the world who have far worse human rights records than North Korea.
The American government’s continuous hostility towards North Korea is based on the same reason as the US’s hostility towards Saddam Hussein in Iraq, Basheer Assad in Syria, and the Iranian state—namely, that all those nations are hostile to Israel.
As the Jewish Lobby dictates US foreign policy, North Korea’s ongoing hostility towards Israel has made it a target for aggression, in exactly the same way that Iraq, Iran, and Syria have been selected for violent American aggression.
North Korea has in fact been a long-standing opponent of Israel, and does not even recognize the Zionist state.
In 1998, North Korea formally granted recognition to what it called the State of Palestine which includes all of present-day Israeli-held territory.
Furthermore, North Korea has actively supplied armaments and technology to Israel’s enemies, including Iran, Syria, and the former government of Libya.
North Korea’s nuclear capability has also long been a concern of Israel. In 2009, the Zionist state hypocritically condemned North Korea for conducting a nuclear test, even though Israel has one of the largest stockpiles of nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons in the world.

In an article published in the Israel newspaper Haaretz in 2009, the Israeli foreign ministry said that “Israel is concerned with North Korea’s nuclear proliferation, which has negative implications in this region,” adding, in a supreme act of hypocrisy, that “Israel expects the international community to respond decisively to the nuclear detonation by North Korea, so as to transmit an unambiguous message to other countries”—ignoring the fact that Israel is the world’s single greatest offender in the realm of nuclear rogue states, and has refused to sign the Nuclear Proliferation Treaty (NPT). All of Israel’s neighbors—including Iran and Syria—are signatories to that treaty.
At the time of the North Korean nuclear test, president Barack Obama issued a statement saying the world must “stand up to Pyongyang and demand that it honor a promise to abandon its nuclear ambitions” and that North Korea poses a “grave threat to the peace and security of the world.”
Obama’s words were echoed the next year by the Israeli foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman,  who said that this “axis of evil that includes North Korea, Syria and Iran, [is] the biggest threat to the entire world.”
Lebanon’s Daily Star newspaper also reported that Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has accused nuclear power North Korea of supplying Syria with weapons of mass destruction.
Earlier in 2014, as the Zionist attack on Gaza escalated with the murder of thousands of civilians with US-supplied high-tech weapons and bombs, North Korea announced that it would supply Hamas with weapons to defend Gaza against the Jewish aggression.
The Jewish Virtual Library, one of the Internet’s largest Jewish-run reference sites, hypocritically informs its readers that “North Korea has long been one of the world’s leading weapons proliferators, enthusiastically selling its technology to rogue nations for money to prop up its society and finance the development of its weapons systems.”

Furthermore the Jewish Virtual Library says, “Iran is North Korea’s principal customer for weapons and technology, and it has been the site of a number of missile tests carried out on North Korea’s behalf.
“North Korea could export plutonium from its nuclear weapons program, as well as weapon design data, to Iran and other Middle East nations willing to pay for it. In the worst-case scenario, the Koreans move forward with the production of nuclear bombs and then stockpile enough to have a surplus for sale to the highest bidders,” theJewish Virtual Library concludes.
Israel also accused North Korea on Saturday of providing arms to “six countries in the Middle East that ignored arms-control commitments” according to the Haaretznewspaper—once again ignoring the fact that Israel is the only nation in the entire Middle East not to have signed the NPT.
According to Haaretz, “Israel said there were six Middle Eastern countries which had obtained the means produce doomsday weapons and ballistic missiles covertly from North Korea while ignoring commitments as members of the NPT and other arms-control regimes.”
Viewed in this light, it becomes obvious why the US government—controlled as it is by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), Jewish campaign funding, and directed by the Jewish Supremacist-controlled mass media—is so hostile to North Korea.
The US government is, just like in Iraq, Iran, and Syria, simply following the orders given to it by the Jewish lobby to destroy all enemies of Israel—even if those orders are directly contradictory to the interests of America and will result in the death and maiming of even more Americans.
Perhaps the final word to illustrate the Jewish media and government controlled Israeli bias is the Zio-controlled U.S. policy in Syria. Zi0-controlled America has opposed a secular, Western-educated leader, Assad, while supporting al Qaeda and ISIS forces opposing them.
The only way one can explain such clearly anti-American policy is to understand that Syria is Israel’s enemy, and thus they don’t care if America’s worst terrorist enemies are supported in Syria. The support of the radical Muslim extremists and the sanctions against Assad led directly to the ISIS threat to the entire Middle East and to Americans wherever they are in the world.
The real Terrorist State is Israel.
It is the real enemy of America and every true interest of the American people.
Ultimately it is not the N. Koreans who pose the ultimate threat to us. It is the Zionists who control Sony and the rest of the toxic lies of Hollywood and news media, who control and rip us off in FED, the World Bank and the IMF, who buy and sell our politicians with their ill-gotten obscene wealth.
That is why the hackers of the Jewish bosses are “terrorists” and the murder and ethnic cleansers of Palestinians, and the Israeli state who committed terrorist attacks against America — are our “valiant allies.”
However, Americans and the entire world, including all of the Western World are beginning to wake up to the ultimate threat to us all: Zio Globalism.

Monday, December 22, 2014

THE TERENGGANU STONE - TRANSLITERATION




Transliteration of part of the Terengganu Stone:

"Maka titah Seri Paduka Tuhan mendudokan tamra ini di-banua Trengganu adi-pertama ada Juma’at di-bulan Rajab di-tahun Saratan di Sasankala Baginda Rasul Allah telah lalu tujoh ratus dua"

[When commanded Sri Paduka Tuhan setting up “copper” (i.e. edict) this in (the) land (of) Trengganu for the first time, (it) was (the day of ) congregation (i.e. Friday) in (the) month (of) Rajab in (the) year (of) Cancer in (the) religious era (of) Prince Prophet (of ) God after passing seven hundred (&) two (i.e. 702)]

(cited by Fatimi SQ. 1963. Islam Comes to Malaysia. MSRI, Singapore p62)


Other references:
  • Syed Muhammad Naguib al-Atas. 1970. The Correct Dates of Terengganu Inscription. Muzium Negara, K Lumpur
  • Blagden, C Oho1942. A note on the Trengganu inscription. JMBRAS II(3):258-64
  • Hamdan Hassan. 1984. Batu Bersurat Terengganu: kajian mengenai isi kandungan dan tafsiran bacaannya. Dlm Abdullah Zakaria Ghazali (ed) Terengganu Dahulu dan Sekarang. Persatuan Muzium Malaysia, K Lumpur
  • Mohamad Salleh Hj Awang (Masbaha). 1961. Pusaka suci atau Batu Bersurat. Al Ahmadiah Press, Singapura
    Omar Awang. 1980. The Terengganu inscription as the earliest known evidence of the finalization of the Jawi alphabet. Fed Mus J 25 ns. Also Islamika III, Muzium Negara, K Lumpur 1985

    Paterson HS. 1924. An early Malay inscription from Trengganu. JMBRAS 2(3):252-61

  
Writings on stone can withstand the weathering of time, after thousands of years still legible as in the cuneiform writing of the Babylonian civilisation.

An example of Babylonian cuneiform writing, derived ultimately from Sumerian cuneiform.