Janji Bersih: Are They Trying To Make Malaysia A Republic?

31 08 2012

PAS leader ‘Mat Sabu’ at the ‘Janji Demokrasi’ or ‘Janji Bersih’ or ‘Bersih 4.0’ demonstration last night.

Last night at the ‘Janji Demokrasi’ or ‘Janji Bersih’ or ‘Bersih 4.0’ demonstration, the demonstrators were holding up new flags as reported by Agenda Daily.

That is surely not a Malaysian flag!

So, why are they displaying the flags?

The article asks for an explanation about the flags.

Please click here for: A New Malaysian Flag – A Sign Of PR’s Revolution?

Last year a DAP’s assemblyman wrote in his Facebook that PR would come with a new flag for Malaysia.

Is this Bersih’s and PR’s new flag for Malaysia?

I agree with the article that the flag looks like the flags of Republic Indonesia and Republic Singapore.

And I am asking the same question; are they trying to turn Malaysia into a republic?

The demonstrators showing their new flag.

(Please click here for: Bersih 4.0: Split Into Two Groups?)

Flyers as in the picture below were also distributed at the event last night!

Among PR’s leaders who joined the demonstration were PAS’s Mat Sabu and PKR’s Tien Chua and Fuziah Salleh.

I am very sorry for what had happened last night; I think they are not patriotic and had tarnished the 55th Merdeka Day.

Even if they hate the government, they must respect important official events like our Merdeka Day.

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Photos: Isaac Causing Bad Flooding And Tornadoes (August 31, 2012)

31 08 2012

Water rises around a home on the Jourdan River as Hurricane Isaac passes through Kiln, Mississippi, August 29, 2012. REUTERS/Michael Spooneybarger

Isaac was downgraded to a tropical depression on Thursday and is moving into the central United States.

It left little damage in New Orleans, where stronger barriers were installed after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 but leaving large areas of the region flooded.

A report says that seven tornadoes have spun off from Isaac in Mississippi and Alabama.

A tornado that touched down in Gulfport, Mississippi had caused significant destruction to homes.

Now, there is a potential failure of Lake Tangipahoa Dam in Mississippi’s Percy Quin State Park.

Authorities ordered the immediate evacuation of tens of thousands of residents in nearby communities in Louisiana and Mississippi as a protective measure if the dam burst flooded the areas.

A sherriff’s vehicle sits in flood waters caused by Isaac, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, north of LaPlace, La, off Lake Pontchartrain. Isaac’s maximum sustained winds had decreased to 45 mph and the National Hurricane Center said it was expected to become a tropical depression by Thursday night. The storm’s center was on track to cross Arkansas on Friday and southern Missouri on Friday night, spreading rain as it goes. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Carlo Maltese and his dog Pin ride in a boat after being rescued from his flooded home as Hurricane Isaac hits Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, in Braithwaite, La. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

A rescue boat passes a partially submerged stop sign during Hurricane Isaac on August 29, in Braithwaite, Louisiana. Hurricane Isaac pounded New Orleans with fierce winds and torrents of rain, but the multi-billion-dollar flood defenses built after Katrina swamped the city seven years ago held firm. (AFP Photo/Mario Tama)

The Mississippi Army National Guard keeps people off the streets during curfew along Beach Blvd. as Hurricane Isaac passes through Gulfport, Mississippi, August 29, 2012. The slow-moving but powerful Category 1 hurricane was felt along the Gulf Coast, threatening to flood towns in Mississippi and Louisiana with storm surges of up to 12 feet (3.7 meters) and top sustained winds up to 75 miles per hour (120 kilometers per hour). REUTERS/Michael Spooneybarger

Boats are battered in the harbor as Hurricane Isaac passes through Pass Christian, Mississippi, August 29, 2012. REUTERS/Michael Spooneybarger

A man and a woman walk through flood waters on St. Roch ave. as Hurricane Isaac makes land fall in New Orleans, Louisiana August 29, 2012. The two were trying to reach a local gas station to retrieve supplies. REUTERS/Sean Gardner

Rescue workers transport residents trapped by rising water from Hurricane Isaac in the River Forest subdivision on August 29, 2012 in LaPlace, Louisiana. The large Level 1 hurricane slowly moved across southeast Louisiana, dumping huge amounts of rain and knocking out power to Louisianans in scattered parts of the state. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Joel Geiger holds his son Jarren Geiger, 4, while surveying the damage in the Olde Towne area after Hurricane Isaac passed through Slidell, Louisiana, August 30, 2012. REUTERS/Michael Spooneybarger

Residents of Mandeville walk through a flooded street as Hurricane Isaac passes through Mandeville, Louisiana, August 30, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

Christine Hopson boards a National Guard truck with family members after their home was flooded in Hurricane Isaac in La Place, Louisiana August 30, 2012. REUTERS/Lee Celano

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Merdeka! Merdeka! Merdeka!

31 08 2012

 

Dear all Malaysian visitors, Happy Merdeka :!:




Photos: Isaac Flooded New Orleans, Louisiana and Mississippi (August 30, 2012)

30 08 2012
Sea birds surround the American Legion fishing pier in Bay St. Louis, Miss., as Isaac’s winds and storm surge flood some low laying neighborhoods, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina hitting the Gulf Coast. Isaac was packing 80 mph winds, making it a Category 1 hurricane. It came ashore early Tuesday near the mouth of the Mississippi River, driving a wall of water nearly 11 feet high inland and soaking a neck of land that stretches into the Gulf. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Updated news on Isaac: ‘Photos: Isaac Causing Bad Flooding And Tornadoes (August 31, 2012)’.

Isaac came ashore late Tuesday as a Category 1 hurricane, with 80 mph winds near the mouth of the Mississippi River bringing along high winds, storm surges, and torrents of rain.

It drove a wall of water nearly 11 feet high inland.

By Wednesday mid afternoon, 19 hours after making landfall, Isaac had been downgraded to a tropical storm.

Anyway since Isaac moves very slowly, it is dumping more rain and together with the threat of storm surges it can cause more flooding in Louisiana.

Isaac that arrived exactly seven years after Hurricane Katrina did not make a direct hit on New Orleans.

It brings slashing rain and wind gusts up to 100 mph that buffeted New Orleans skyscrapers.

Chuck Cropp, center, his son Piers, left, and wife Liz, right, wade through floodwaters from Hurricane Isaac Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, in New Orleans. As Isaac made landfall, it was expected to dump as much as 20 inches of rain in several parts of Louisiana. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

A research student from the the University of Alabama measures wind speeds as Hurricane Isaac makes landfall, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, in New Orleans, La. The storm stalled for several hours before resuming a slow trek inland, and forecasters said that was in keeping with the its erratic history. The slow motion over land means Isaac could be a major soaker, dumping up to 20 inches of rain in some areas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

In Plaquemines Parish, the storm pushed water over an 18-mile levee and put so much pressure on it that authorities planned to intentionally make a hole in the floodwall to relieve the strain.

Dozens of people were stranded in the flooded coastal areas and had to be rescued.

Plaquemines Parish ordered a mandatory evacuation for the west bank of the Mississippi below Belle Chasse because of worries about a storm surge.

West of New Orleans, Tropical Storm Isaac pushed water from lakes Pontchartrain and Maurepas into parts of LaPlace that caused flooding in St. John the Baptist Parish and victims were evacuated.

Tropical Storm Isaac, downgraded from a hurricane about 19 hours after making landfall, drove water over a levee in a lightly populated part of Plaquemines Parish. (Aug. 29) Associated Press.

Tropical Storm Isaac Leaves More Than 700K Without Power (ABC News)

Isaac’s winds and storm surge overcomes the seawall and floods Terrace Avenue in Waveland, Miss., Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina hitting the Gulf Coast. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Isaac’s winds and storm surge overcomes the seawall and floods the intersection of Nicholson Ave. and Beach Boulevard in Waveland, Miss., Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina hitting the Gulf Coast. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Pedestrians pass a fallen traffic light as Hurricane Isaac makes landfall, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, in New Orleans, La. Isaac was packing 80 mph winds, making it a Category 1 hurricane. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

A pedestrians passes a fallen news stand as Hurricane Isaac makes landfall, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, in New Orleans, La. Isaac was packing 80 mph winds, making it a Category 1 hurricane. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Drug Enforcement Agency Special Agent Keith Billiot, left, Lanny LaFrance, center, and Sam Maltese, right, battle the wind and rain from Hurricane Isaac while riding in a rescue boat Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, in Braithwaite, La. Maltese and his family were rescued from their flooded home. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

A pedestrians passes a fallen news stand as Hurricane Isaac makes landfall, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, in New Orleans, La. Isaac was packing 80 mph winds, making it a Category 1 hurricane. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Isaac’s winds and storm surge flood parts of Waveland, Miss., Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina hitting the Gulf Coast. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

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Hurricane Isaac In N. Orleans On Katrina’s 7th Anniversary – Photos

29 08 2012

A stop light hangs down during strong wind and rain as Hurricane Isaac pushes into the New Orleans metro area in Metairie, Louisiana, August 29, 2012. Hurricane Isaac drove water over the top of a levee on the outskirts of New Orleans on Wednesday, but the multibillion-dollar barriers built to protect the city itself after the 2005 Katrina disaster were not breached, officials said. REUTERS/Sean Gardner

Updated news – Photos: Isaac Flooded New Orleans, Louisiana and Mississippi (August 30, 2012)

The Category 1 Hurricane Isaac hit New Orleans exactly seven years after New Orleans was hit by Hurricane Katrina on August 29, 2005.

So far the new barriers built to protect the city after the 2005 Katrina disaster has not been breached.

Anyway a levee on the outskirts of New Orleans has been breached on Wednesday.

Emergency management officials in low-lying Plaquemines Parish reported the over topping of an 8-foot (2.4-meter) high levee between the Braithwaite and White Ditch districts southeast of New Orleans.

There are reports of people on their roofs and attics and 12 to 14 foot of water in their homes.

The greatest concern is an expected storm surge of between 6 and 12 feet off the Louisiana and Mississippi coasts, 4 to 8 feet along the Alabama coast and 2 to 4 feet on the Florida Panhandle.

Storm surge is when hurricane winds raise sea levels off the coast, causing flooding on land.

Farther south, water was pushed over a rural levee and flooded some homes.

Beach front roads were under water, and more than a half-million people had lost power in Louisiana.

People play in the storm surge from Hurricane Isaac, on Lakeshore Drive along Lake Pontchartrain, as the storm nears land, in New Orleans, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Bay St. Louis, Miss., fireman David Stefano reacts as he and other first responders use an airboat to reach a house fire Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. Isaac’s rainfall flooded a number of streets in this Bay St. Louis subdivision, preventing firemen from responding quickly to the fire that destroyed a house. (AP Photo/Holbrook Mohr)

People sit on a bench along the seawall in the storm surge from Isaac, on Lakeshore Drive along Lake Pontchartrain, as the storm approaches landfall, in New Orleans, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

A storm surge pounds the seawall along Lake Pontchartrain as Isaac makes landfall. (AP)

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Photos: Hurricane Isaac Hits Southeast Louisiana

29 08 2012

10-year-olds Joshua Keegan (L) and Ruffin Henry (C) play with Scout in a flooded area outside of the levee system along the shores of Lake Pontchartrain as Hurricane Isaac approaches New Orleans, Louisiana August 28, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

Updated news – Photos: Isaac Flooded New Orleans, Louisiana and Mississippi (August 30, 2012)

(Update: Hurricane Isaac In N. Orleans On Katrina’s 7th Anniversary – Photos)

Hurricane Isaac crashed ashore in southeast Louisiana on Tuesday, bringing high winds and heavy rain.

Nearly 70,000 people in Louisiana were without electricity.

On Tuesday, some parts of Louisiana’s low-lying Plaquemines Parish were already flooded.

The effects of the large, slow moving storm have already been felt along the coast lines of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.

Large storm surge caused flood in Louisiana and winds gusted to 99.7793 kilometers per hour (62 miles per hour) in New Orleans.

On Tuesday morning, engineers closed the new floodgate at Lake Borgne, east of New Orleans, for the first time.

It is largest storm-surge barrier in the world.

Hurricane Isaac is predicted to hit New Orleans almost exactly seven years after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans on August 29, 2005 killing more than 1,800 people and causing billions of dollars of damage.

People were urged to leave the low-lying areas in Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana because the hurricane could flood towns and cities in, with a storm surge of up to 12 feet high!

Before turning into a hurricane, Tropical Storm Issac had already killed at least 23 people in Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

Residents gather to watch the ocean’s surf as Hurricane Isaac approaches Gulfport, Mississippi, August 28, 2012. REUTERS/Michael Spooneybarger

L’Rena Anderson leans into the wind as she walks along the beach on Okaloosa Island in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. Anderson was among many local residents who turned out to watch the effects of Hurricane Isaac as it churns through the Gulf of Mexico toward an expected landfall in Louisiana. (AP Photo/Northwest Florida Daily News, Devon Ravine)

An unidentified Okaloosa County Deputy Sheriff stands next to the Jetty East condominium in Destin, Fla., Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012 as a wave crashes over the buildings boardwalk. Although Isaac is expected to make landfall in Louisiana, the storm still pounded shorelines along Northwest Florida as it moved through the Gulf of Mexico. (AP Photo/Northwest Florida Daily News, Devon Ravine)

A man runs back from the end of a jetty as waves whipped up by Tropical Storm Isaac crash around him in Bal Harbour, Fla. Forecasters predicted Isaac would intensify into a Category 1 hurricane later Monday or Tuesday with top sustained winds of between 74 and 95 mph. The center of its projected path took Isaac directly toward New Orleans on Wednesday, but hurricane warnings extended across some 330 miles from Morgan City, La., to Destin, Fla. It could become the first hurricane to hit the Gulf Coast since 2008. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

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Photos: Typhoon Bolaven Killed 9 In South Korea

28 08 2012

A man stands near part of a prefabricated house which has broken off during Typhoon Bolaven in Mokpo, about 410 km (255 miles) southwest of Seoul August 28, 2012. South Korea was hammered by Typhoon Bolaven, likely to be the most powerful storm in a decade in the country, on Tuesday morning, with power supply cuts to tens of thousands of households nationwide and strong winds and torrential downpours causing massive property damage and flight cancellations, according to reports from Yonhap quoting officials. REUTERS/Park Chol-hong/Yonhap 

After lashing Okinawa Island in Japan, the powerful Typhoon Bolaven pounds South Korea on Tuesday with strong winds and heavy rain.

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9 people were killed by the typhoon in South Korea.

More than 80 families were left homeless because of floods or storm damage.

The typhoon knocked down hundreds of trees, destroyed power cables and caused blackouts and nearly 200 flights were canceled, 860 hectares (2,130 acres) of farmland were flooded and 32 ships were damaged. 

A car damaged by fallen bricks from a building is seen on the streets in Wando, about 470 km (292 miles) south of Seoul August 28, 2012. Typhoon Bolaven, with winds of up to 170 kmh (106 mph) buffeted South Korea’s west coast on Tuesday, leaving four dead and a dozen people missing after two Chinese fishing vessels capsized. Car license plate pixellated at source. REUTERS/Park Chol-hong/Yonhap

A wave breaks along a bridge over the sea off the southern port city of Busan as Typhoon Bolaven brings heavy downpours and winds to South Korea, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Yonhap, Kim Sun-ho) Korea Out

A Chinese fishing boat navigates through rough waves caused by Typhoon Bolaven in waters off Seogwipo on Jeju Island, South Korea, Monday, Aug. 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Yonhap, Kim Ho-cheon) KOREA OUT

South Korean maritime policemen rescue a Chinese fisherman (4th L) from a stranded Chinese fishing boat in Seogwipo on Jeju Island, south of Seoul August 28, 2012. A typhoon with winds of up to 170 kmh (106 mph) buffeted South Korea’s west coast on Tuesday, killing five people at sea and leaving 10 missing when two Chinese fishing vessels capsized. Typhoon Bolaven barreled up the coast before making landfall in already flood-ravaged North Korea as the impoverished country struggles to feed its 24 million people. REUTERS/Gang Jae-Nam/Newsis








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