Pesanan Tuanku Sultan Selangor Kepada Orang Melayu [Bhg. 3]

12 06 2019

Pesanan Tuanku Sultan Selangor Kepada Orang Melayu [Bhg. 2]

11 06 2019

Pesanan Tuanku Sultan Selangor Kepada Orang Melayu [Bhg. 1]

10 06 2019

Photos: Under Cats in Colour

6 06 2019

Cats are well-known for being able to squeeze into even the tiniest of spots – but you’ve probably never seen them quite like this before!

In his adorable yet mesmerizing series of images, photographer Andrius Burba takes a look at all kinds of furry and fantastic moggies – from underneath.

From furry fluff-balls to hairless kitties, felines from all corners of the globe make up the creative photographer’s latest project.

Andrius, from Lithuania, created a technique whereby his camera is hidden in a Perspex box, that the cats are encouraged to walk across – resulting in some truly wonderful captures. (Caters News)

[Gambar] Kenangan Meyaksikan Tembakan Bedil di Kuala Terengganu

1 06 2019

Kita sering terganggu apabila mendengar bunyi letupan bunga api atau mercun menjelang Maghrib di bulan Ramadan, yang tergambar di minda kita ialah sekumpulan kanak-kanak sedang bermain-main sementara menunggu waktu berbuka; walhal mereka sepatutnya bersiap-siap untuk berbuka sama ada di rumah, surau atau masjid.

Tetapi berlainan di Kuala Terengganu, kerana bunyi letupan bedil amat ditunggu-tunggu kerana ia menandakan tibanya waktu berbuka puasa. Malah, waktu imsak juga ditandakan dengan tembakan bedil. Itulah di antara keunikan berbuka puasa di Kuala Terengganu yang sangat saya rindui. Malah, bedil bukan hanya ditembak sepanjang bulan Ramadan sahaja tetapi juga daripada 2 hingga ke 7 Syawal iaitu sepanjang enam hari pertama puasa sunat bulan Syawal. Menurut nenek saya, dahulunya ramai yang memilih untuk terus berpuasa bermula 2 Syawal dan sambutan Hari Raya ke enam lebih meriah daripada Hari Raya pertama.

Telah bertahun berlalu sejak kali kali terakhir saya berpuasa di Kuala Terengganu namun kenangan menunggu di hadapan tingkap rumah nenek bagi menyaksikan tembakan bedil masih segar di ingatan saya. Sebenarnya, sejak sekian lama tembakan bunga api telah menggantikan tembakan bedil, namun ianya masih dikenali sebagai tembakan bedil.

Menariknya, walaupun bunyi bedil amat sinonim dengan bulan puasa di Kuala Terengganu, tetapi masih ramai penduduk Kuala Terengganu sendiri yang tidak mengetahui di mana lokasi sebenarnya bedil ditembak sepanjang Ramadan. Persoalan ini telah membawa kepada satu misi mencari lokasi sebenar tempat bedil ditembak dan pada 5hb Syawal 1431H bersamaan 14hb September 2010M, arwah ayah telah membawa kami ke tapak lokasi tembakan bedil iaitu di atas sebuah bukit kecil bernama Bukit Pak Apil.

Kami berpeluang mengambil gambar dan merakam video daripada satu kedudukan yang selamat seperti yang dinasihatkan oleh mereka yang berkenaan.

First Look Inside Disneyland’s New Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

31 05 2019

The otherworldly landscape of Disney’s new Star Wars land reveals itself in a fashion every bit as stunning as the opening scene in the original “Star Wars” movie, when an impossibly large spacecraft filled the screen and went on seemingly endlessly.

Today, with just a few steps through an arch, Disneyland visitors are transported to a long time ago and a galaxy, until now, impossibly far away.

Below are some photos of the new attraction, credit to USA Today:

Photos: Indonesian Post-Election Protest Turns Violent

23 05 2019

[REUTERS] – JAKARTA: Indonesia has introduced curbs on social media in a bid to prevent the spread of hoaxes, some calling for violent post-election attacks, and quell two days of protests in the capital.

Fact-checkers say hoaxes and calls for violence on social media networks have spiked since Tuesday when an official election count confirmed President Joko Widodo as the winner, a result contested by his challenger, Prabowo Subianto.

Six people have been killed in unrest that gripped parts of Jakarta since Tuesday night.

Chief security minister Wiranto said to “avoid provocations, the spread of fake news through the community, we will limit access to certain features on social media”.

The move imposes limits on the ability to upload videos or photos on social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and its platforms Instagram and Whatsapp.

Communications Minister Rudiantara told reporters the restrictions were meant to slow visual content that could inflame “emotions” and would be temporary in Facebook’s third-largest market globally with 130 million accounts.

Reuters reviewed half a dozen posts forwarded via the Whatsapp messenger system calling for violence and attacks to protest the election results, as well as shared doctored videos.

One called for protesters to attack prominent Jakarta sights by hiding explosives in books, water bottles or walking sticks.

Another video widely circulated on social media showed a since disproved siege of a mosque by police.

Several versions of the video were captioned saying that the police officers were disguised as “Chinese people” wanting to attack Indonesian worshippers, while another photo of a riot soldier falsely depicted him as a “secret Chinese soldier”.

In the world’s most populous Muslim country, suspicions about the wealth of the ethnic-Chinese community run deep and the influence of China is a sensitive issue. Chinese businesses came under attack during riots in Jakarta in 1998.

Under’s Indonesia’s broad internet defamation law, creating and spreading fake news is illegal and punishable by prison.

“We have never seen anything like before in volume, severity, and coordination,” said Harry Sufehmi, co-founder of Mafindo, an Indonesian organization fighting fake news.

The Indonesian moves come after three social media shutdowns in Sri Lanka in the aftermath of attacks that left more than 300 dead last month and broader global questions for social media networks.

Internet monitoring group Netblocks said network data showed Facebook and Instagram backend servers had been blocked as had Whatsapp and Telegram messaging services.

One source said the Communications Ministry was targeting domain name system (DNS), which routes traffic to websites, to enable the social media restrictions.

Many residents in Jakarta said they had trouble accessing Whatsapp, while in other parts of Indonesia including Central Java and Bali also appeared to be impacted.

A spokeswoman for Facebook said it was responsive to the government and “committed to maintaining all of our services for people who rely on them to communicate with their loved ones and access vital information”.

Twitter and Telegram were not immediately reachable for comment.

Some experts praised the restrictions given the tension.

“The slowing down of video and photo content in Whatsapp makes sense, as the platform allows for rapid spreading of material which can incite and enrage at a sensitive time like this,” said Ross Tapsell, an Indonesia expert at Australia National University.

An investigation by Reuters in March found that both the campaigns of Widodo and his opponent Prabowo Subianto deployed elaborate social media teams to spread propaganda and fake news.

A significant portion of the misinformation published during the election focused on stoking ethnic and religious divides while depicting electoral bodies as corrupt.

Widodo won more than 85 million votes of 154 million cast in the world’s third-largest democracy, but retired general Prabowo has alleged “massive cheating and irregularities”. — REUTERS

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