37 Killed In Genting Bus Accident – Photos

Genting bus accident. Photo from Utusan.
Genting bus accident. Photo from Utusan.

At least 37 people were killed while 16 others were injured when an express bus overturned and plunged into a ravine at Km 3.5 Jalan Genting, near Chin Swee Temple at 2.45pm today.

Utusan reported that the last body was recovered at 8:01 p.m..

NST reported that many of the victims were flung out of the bus as it rolled down the 60m ravine.

Emergency and rescue personnel brought in a crane and jerry-rigged a bucket recovery system to haul up the survivors and the dead.

Genting bus tragedy. Photo by Utusan.
Genting bus tragedy. Photo by Utusan.
Genting bus tragedy. Photo by Utusan.
Genting bus tragedy. Photo by Utusan.
Genting bus tragedy. Photo by Utusan.
Genting bus tragedy. Photo by Utusan.

In Photos: Wacana Agenda Kristian Se Dunia: Rujukan Khas Malaysia

Dr. Yusri Mohamad, former president of ABIM and Chairman of PEMBELA
Dr. Yusri Mohamad, former president of ABIM and Chairman of PEMBELA welcoming the participants to the discourse. (photo is under the CC-BY-SA-4.0 License)
Dr. Ashraf giving his speech
Dr. Ashraf Wajdi Dusuki, the president Islamic Da’wah Foundation Malaysia (Yadim) president officiated the program.
A. Karim Omar presenting his slideshow during the Wacana Agenda Kristian Se-Dunia
My father, A. Karim Omar, the secretary general of Muafakat and PEMBELA is presenting his paper and slideshows during the Wacana Agenda Kristian Se-Dunia.
Abdul Razak telling the tale of his daughter/son who also murtad.
Uncle Abdul Razak shares his experience with the participants.
Mat Som telling the story about her daughter, Azlina Jailani that was converted to Christian
Puan Kalthum Omar or Nenek Som , the mother of Azlina Jailani or Lina Joy is telling the sad story about her daughter.
Dato' Zainul Rijal bin Abu Bakar during his speech
Uncle Dato’ Zainul Rijal bin Abu Bakar the president of Persatuan Peguam Muslim Malaysia talks about the ‘kalimah Allah’ case on August 22, 2013.
Abdul Karim bin Omar answering questions
A. Karim bin Omar and Dr. Yusri during the question and answer session.
From Left, Uncle Zainol Rijal, Ustaz Nasharudin Mat Isa, ____, Dr. Ashraf, ---, ---, ---, ---, Dato' Aidit Ghazali
Before the program started.
Zulkifli Noordin (C)
The participants are listening to the speech.
Sitting on the wheelchair is Mat Som
Beside Nenek Som (R) is Aunty Liza (in black jubah).
With Ustaz Nasharudin Mat Isa
Ustaz Nasha (R) and I (L).
Ibrahim Ali and Ustaz Nasharudin Mat Isa having a secret discussion hiding behind a plant.
A secret meeting behind a plastic plant! I wonder what is Datuk Ibrahim Ali (L) from PERKASA telling Ustaz Nasharudin Mat Isa (R).
From left: Uztazah _______ _____, Uztaz Nakhaie
At the VIP dinning room. From left is Datuk Nakhaie Ahmad’s wife, Datuk Nakhaie Ahmad and Uncle Norman.
From Left: Uncle Mahmud, Uncle Anuar, Abang Razak. Atuk Mansor, Aunty Zaharah Sulaiman, __________, Uncle YB Zulkifli bin Noordin
At another table, from left is Uncle Mahmud, Uncle Anuar, Abang Razak, Atuk Mansor, Aunty Zaharah Sulaim, ex Suara Keadilan editor and Uncle Datuk Zulkifli bin Noordin.
From Left: Mat Som(Lina Joy's Mother), ______, Dr. Yusri Mohammad.
From left is Nenek Som, her grandson and Uncle Yusri.
From Left: Aunty Liza, Mat Som, _____, Asmahan Ahmad, Dr. Yusri Mohammad
From left is Aunty Liza, Aunty Som, her grandson, my mother and Uncle Yusri.
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From left, Uncle Sheikh Karim (not my father…), me, Uncle Zul and Uncle Mahmud are having our lunch.
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We are enjoying our lunch.
With Zahrah Binti Sulaiman
My photo with Aunty Zahrah Sulaiman, a historian.
With Mat Som
A photo with Nenek Som. From left is Uncle Yusri, Aunty Liza, my big sister Kashah, Ahmad Ali (me) and Abang Nik.
Mat Som is carried on her wheelchair to go to the car.
Nenek Som is carried on her wheelchair to go to the car.
Mat Som is carried on her wheelchair to go to the car.
I’m  trying to help too ,,,,,

The Mystery of the Missing Door (Chapter 3: A Man With A Door)

Please click here for, ‘The Mystery of the Missing Door (Chapter 2: A Mystery Begins!)’

Reen went inside his house and ran to the kitchen. He drank a glass of water, and as he was just about to go out, he heard some scratching noises at the door.

He rushed to the door and as he grabbed the door knob to open the door, it fell down with a big thump at his feet. Reen was so surprised! He looked around him. He could not see anyone but he saw some footprints on the ground near the door. They were the same as the footprints that they saw at Miss Nyla’s earlier!

He stood there thinking and a few minutes later, he called his smart pet cat, Reena to guard the place. The cat sat down, licking its paw and looked around him.

Reen ran upstairs to tell his father about what had just happened.  And down they went to the front door where Reen’s smart pet cat Reena was guarding the door. Reen’s father took out his mobile phone and called the police.

Meanwhile, Reen went out running to the beach hoping to find Pete over there. And there he was! Reen ran excitedly toward Pete that he tripped over a root of a big tree and fell down to the ground.

A man came over and he helped Reen up. He was carrying a big piece of heavy, flat, fine brown wood wrapped in plastic over his head and he put it down as he help Reen up.

“Thank you, sir,” said Reen.

The man turned away, picked up the heavy, flat wood and hurriedly walked away without saying anything. Reen started running towards Pete and suddenly he stopped. He just remembered that the man was carrying a big piece of flat wood, sized like a door.

“A door?” asked Reen aloud.

Then he saw the familiar footprints. they were like the ones that he saw at his house and at Miss Nyla’s. He ran to Pete and told him the news.

“Are you sure?” asked Pete. “Perhaps the man ran away because you’re wearing the PeforaMeen uniform today,” continued Pete. “What colour are his eyes and how does he look like, Reen?”

“I don’t know,” answered Reen sadly. “Anyway I saw his footprints and they were the same as the ones we saw at Miss’s Nyla’s house.”

Reen went on to tell Pete about what happened at his house. Pete was really surprised to hear the news.

“Can you remember anything about the man? The colour of his shirt and things like that?” asked Pete.

“As I have told you, I can’t remember anything about how he looks like,” said Reen. “But I remember what he’s wearing. It’s a nice rainbow coloured t-shirt with a picture of a bull. He wore a light grey jeans with buttoned pockets and brown shoes. Do you think that he is the one who stole Miss Nyla’s door?

“I don’t know,” Pete answered, “But we have to investigate. Maybe we’ll go around and see if we can find him.”

They went to the mini market near the beach but there were no customers inside. But as they were walking away, Reen saw the man.

He whispered, “Pete, can you see the man who is carrying the big, flat thing over his head, over there? I guess he’s the man we are looking for.”

The man looked nervous and as the two boys approached him, something very unexpected happened in front of Pete’s and Reen’s eye.

To be continued …

Please click her for The Mystery of the Missing Door (Chapter 4: Suspects)

Photos Of The Ruins of Normandy

War is bad and it hurts a lot of people.
People, animals and plants were killed and injured, buildings were destroyed and damaged to rubble and dust.
And it will take a long, long time and lots of money to build up the place again.
The ruins left behind after warfare speak a language of their own.
And no matter where the conflict has taken place, the destruction is very often the same.
All we see are sad pictures of destroyed buildings and twisted, rusting, abandoned vehicles.
Please look at these pictures, do we want all these to happen to the beautiful places where we live?
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Cool Photos Of Bugs By Boris Godfroid

Butterflies (Marco Photography by Boris Godfroid)
Butterflies (Marco Photography by Boris Godfroid)

Belgian photographer, Boris Godfroid is a very talented photographer who had recently graduated from a film school.

He started shooting macro photography in 2008.

Macro photography is an extreme close up photography, usually of very small subjects, in which the size of the subject in the photograph is greater than life size of the subject.

I guess Boris Godfroid chooses bugs as his subject because he likes bugs and knows a lot about them since he was a biology student.

Please click here for more photos.

Is Islam Only The Official Religion of Malaysia?

It is sad when a citizen of a country does not know and understand the constitution of his or her own country; and it is even worst if it is the leaders who made the mistake.

So, is it true that Islam is ‘the official religion of Malaysia’ as what was claimed by the Malaysian opposition leaders?

Do they ever study the Federal Constitutions or are they being dishonest?

Article 3 (1) of the Malaysian Federal Constitutions says:

Islam is the religion of the Federation; but other religions may be practiced in peace and harmony in any part of the Federation.

So it is a big lie to say that Islam is only the official religion of Malaysia because Islam is the religion of the Federation of Malaysia.

As Uncle Mahamad Naser bin Disa always says, if one has an official religion, that means the person also has other unofficial religions; making the person a Pluralist.

The oppositions leaders twist the fact to suit their agendas:

  1. PAS wants the Muslims to believe that Malaysia is a secular country; and that only PAS is fighting for Islam while UMNO leaders are against Islam and hate Islam more than its non Muslims allies.

  2. PKR says that Islam is only the official religion of Malaysia because they want Malaysia to become a Plural country.

  3. DAP agrees with PAS and PKR because DAP does not agree with most of the Federal Constitutions especially regarding Islam and Malay Rights.

I am tired of all these lies.

Malaysia is not a secular state because a secular state does not have a religion.

PAS and its allies always twist what Tun Saleh Abbas (former Lord President of the Federal Court of Malaysia) said during the case of Che’ Omar bin  Che’ Soh VS Public Prosecutor to prove that Malaysia is a secular country.

Tun Saleh Abbas said Malaysia only uses secular rules but he never said that Malaysia is a secular country.

DAP always question about Islam and the Malay Rights and wants them to be abolished.

Have they forgotten that Malaysia was formed from various Islamic Malay states and later became the Federated Malay States.

Even the name of Malaysia comes from the word Malay which means the Malays.

The oppositions leaders sit and must study the Federal Constitutions and the social contract of Malaysia before making crazy statements and demands.

And nobody must question about the laws and constitutions of this country.

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri 1434

raya 2013

Selamat Hari Raya diucapkan,

Kepada umat Islam serata dunia;

Setelah berakhirnya Ramadan,

Kini tibalah Syawal yang mulia.

 

Ketupat dan rendang disediakan,

Kuih-muih yang lazat dihidangkan,

Maaf zahir dan batin diucapkan,

Kepada pembaca-pembaca sekalian.

The Tale Of The Sheriff And The Boy

A boy rode a horse across the desert with a small bag in his hand. A sheriff rushed past the trotting horse wondering what he ate for dinner on Wednesday last weekend. Suddenly he remembered something. He turned around and ran towards the boy.

The boy saw the sheriff coming and he quickly brushed his teeth and rode towards Las Vegas. The Sheriff whistled and down came a falcon which belonged to his good friend, Mr. Black Blun. He climbed up onto the falcon and commanded Black to follow the boy to Las Vegas.

Meanwhile on the falcon, the sheriff took out a tiny bag and pulled out a toothbrush and a cute, little tube of clove flavoured toothpaste and start brushing his teeth. Black ate lemons one after another until at last, they arrived at their destination. The sheriff jumped down of the falcon with Black and the falcon flew away tearing a billboard sign.

“Oh,” said Black. “There goes my falcon. Oh well, why are we here, Sheriff?”

The Sheriff answered, “I want to meet that boy. He’s now in one of those crowds that are brushing their teeth facing a mirror while closing their eyes and lying down on the floor. They brush their teeth for an hour every week on Wednesday.”

The two men walked around the place and found four groups of people who were brushing their teeth facing a mirror while closing their eyes and lying down on the floor. The sheriff spotted the boy and he quickly ran towards him but the leader of the group who was also brushing his teeth at the time, ran towards the sheriff to offer him a toothbrush and a tube of toothpaste.

Anyway, the sheriff could not understand what he was saying because he could only mumble, for his mouth was full of toothpaste. The sheriff thought he was trying to sell some tooth brushing set, so he pushed the guy away and ran towards the boy.  Just as the Sheriff was about to reach the boy, everyone got up and ran towards him to where the sinks were to clean their mouth. They collided with the Sheriff and the sheriff tumbled down onto the floor.

The Sheriff got up but two men ran into him and he fell down again. As he got up again, some children who came out of nowhere came running and bumped into him. Then he got up and ran quickly without looking where he was going and he slipped over some slippery toothpaste that spilled all over the floor. He got up again and slipped over that the toothpaste again, and again, and again until the children came back running towards him. He rolled aside and ran away while the children disappeared into some sort of tent.

The Sheriff then went inside the tent to see what was happening. Then, as he was about to push away the velvet curtain at the tent’s entrance, a large motorcycle flew over his head, almost knocking it off. The Sheriff ran to the rider who looked like a Chinese man and he hugged the rider tightly till he was almost chocked.

“My brother!” the sheriff exclaimed excitedly. “It’s been a long time since I’ve seen you. The last time we met was when you joined the police force.”

“Hi, there, big brother!” said the sheriff’s brother with a big smile. “How have you been? It’s really nice to see you again”, continued his brother.

But the sheriff had no time to answer as at that very moment, the boy he was looking for ran in front of him. He ran after the boy and he caught the boy’s sleeves but the boy turned out to be someone else. It was the man who offered the Sheriff a toothbrush and a tube of toothpaste before he was knocked down to the floor. The sheriff quickly ran away before the man. who was still holding a toothbrush and a tube of toothpaste in his hands, could say anything and bumped into another boy. It was the boy he was chasing!

The boy was holding some drumsticks and he started a parade followed by more and more people marching behind him, singing all sort of national anthems. First they sang the Uruguay’s national anthem, then Spain’s, after that they sang Germany’s national anthem, next followed by China’s, and last of all, they sang the Russian national anthem.

They sang so loudly that they did not need any microphone. The sheriff decided to join the parade so he could catch up with the boy. But trying as hard as he could, he failed to move near to the boy even after they repeated singing the national anthems six times over and over again.

Then, the sheriff decided to look for a lasso. He saw one on the floor and he took it up. He started to spin it, but as he spun it at full speed, he started to dance to the beat of a song played somewhere. Only then he found out that it was a musical lasso that will make people dance when they spin it. So he let go of the spinning lasso and went to a magic show.

He volunteered in a magic trick. In that trick, he became inflatable and flew up into the air. After enjoying flying in the air, he pressed a special button and slowly he grew smaller and smaller until he was on the ground again.

He continued searching for the boy until all of a sudden, the boy ran towards him. The boy gave him a bright brown hat with wings on it, and the wings started to flap.

The sheriff smiled happily, “Thanks, boy. This hat is awesome! I was looking for you all over the place to ask about this special hat that I ordered last week. Now here’s the money. Bye, see you later!”

>>>The End<<<

25th National Geographic Travel Photo Contest Winners

 

 

First Place: Dig me river – I was in Manaus/Amazon during the Brazilian Aquathlon (swimming and running) championship in . This river is called Rio Negro (Black River) due to water color. Rio Negro is the largest left tributary of the Amazon, the largest blackwater river in the world. While the name Rio Negro means Black River, its waters aren’t exactly black; they are similar in color to strong tea. The dark color comes from humic acid from incomplete breakdown of phenol. I photographed it from the water and my lens got completely wet, but there was so energy in this boys that I just didn’t worry about that.Photo and caption by Wagner Araujo/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

The 25th National Geographic Travel Photo Contest’s winners had been announced!

(Please click here for: ‘2013 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest’)

National Geographic Traveler magazine received more than 15,500 entries from skilled photographers from around the world for its 25th annual photo contest.

Taken in locations from Brazil to Kenya, the winning pictures show everything from quiet landscapes to surprising moments.

 

Please click here for the winning images.