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CSR DAN KASIH SAYANG

Oleh - Hesmel Faznee Faisal
Salam, kepada para blogger dan pembaca blog syok sendiri ini!
CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) atau lebih tepat Tanggungjawab Sosial Korporat merupakan satu kegiatan amal yang lazimnya dijalankan oleh syarikat korporat bertujuan untuk menghulurkan bantuan kepada yang memerlukan. Ianya merupakan satu bentuk “pembayaran” zakat secara terus kepada golongan sasar, tanpa perlu melalui Pusat Pungutan Zakat yang penuh dengan “pita merah” dan kerenah birokrasi yang merunsingkan!
Syarikat-syarikat besar tempatan seperti Petronas, Proton, Media Prima Berhad (sounds familiar Jose!) dan beberapa lagi syarikat besar lain sering melakukan aktiviti CSR ini, secara langsung mahupun tidak langsung.
Jika dilihat pada definisi tanggungjawab social korporat ini, ianya mempunyai beberapa definisi. Tanggungjawab social korporat ini dikaitkan dengan menjalankan sebuah perniagaan berdasarkan kepada perlakuan yang berkaitan dengan nilai etika dan sejajar dengan keperluan sah. Yan…

KU...KU...

Oleh - Hesmel Faznee Faisal
Aqalku kaku, Mindaku beku, Terhenti langkahku, Lidah terkelu,
Menonton ajalku, Dibalik cerminku, Dan ceritakan padaku, Perihal yang berlaku,
Tiada sangkaku, Terjadi padaku, Mungkin sangkaanku, Takkan berlaku,
Bukan hak mutlakku, Menentukan hal itu, Kerana aku, Hanyalah aku..

Petaling Jaya, 24 Mei 2010

WHEN SPORTS AND ARTS COLLIDE

by - Hesmel Faznee Faisal
Salam, to fellow bloggers and readers of this self proclaimed blog!
I was quite surprised when Education Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin who is also the Deputy Prime Minister, announced recently that beginning next year, all sports activities are compulsory to students.
This decision is quite drastic and will lead to marginalizing students who are not very keen in sports or have health problems with the active and robust ones. Tun Dr Mahathir, the fourth Prime Minister is not an avid sports fan or was very active in sports in school (there were stories that suggests the Tun, as a teenager were very active in rugby, which I found it hard to believe!) but in the end he became one of the most respected leaders in our country. Only when he was in his 60’s he then decided to take up horse riding as a hobby.
One thing I believed is that there will always be a flip of the coin to this decision. More importantly, the Government must also encourage students to be activ…

MAULIDUR RASUL DAN PENGHORMATAN KE ATAS RASULULLAH

Oleh - Hesmel Faznee Faisal
Saya merasa tertarik dengan isu-isu yang berbangkit, sejak kebelakangan ini. Daripada isu “pengharaman” perarakan Maulidur Rasul yang telah diadakan sejak berzaman di Pulau Pinang hinggalah kepada isu sebat yang akan dikenakan ke atas pesalah wanita.
Semuanya ini menambahkan lagi kerancakan, baik di dalam arena perbincangan politik mahupun agama.
Namun, di sebalik kekecohan ini kita sering terlupa kepada asas ataupun pokok pangkal menghuraikan permasalahan, iaitu buku yang satu itu, Quran (Jose, I was not referring to the book of Eli, the movie starring Denzel Washington, mind you!). Jikalau kita mula mengkaji dan mula menghampiri Al-Quran sejak dari dulu lagi, saya yakin perkara-perkara yang di atas ini akan dapat diselesaikan.
Isu perarakan Maulidur Rasul ini, jika dilihat daripada konteks social dan penyatuan umat Islam dan bangsa (Melayu secara khususnya) tidak menjadi satu kesalahan. Malah, kalau dilihat dari satu sudut, ianya menunjukkan satu kesatuan di…

MISUNDERSTANDING

Imej
By - Hesmel Faznee Faisal

Words can often lead to misunderstanding.

The same thing goes for the picture above.
p.s - Picture above taken from one of the public toilets in an office here in Damansara (Don't ask me where the place is, Jose!?

BETWEEN A TOOTHLESS LEADER AND A CHARISMATIC LEADERSHIP..

Imej
By - Hesmel Faznee Faisal
The UMNO Youth have collectively agreed to drop the demand to appoint their chief as a minister in Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak’s cabinet. The decision was made through a meeting recently with the Prime Minister and after the Prime Minister agreed to give a grant worth RM2 million to the movement to organize their incoming “Jelajah Pemuda 1 Malaysia” programme (read here).

In this win-win situation, one question kept crawling from the back of my thought; is it that simple to close the once feared UMNO Youth’s “mouth”? Or perhaps they are more concern for the unity within UMNO and would put aside the demand? Only time would tell.
I can’t help but to wonder the bizarre situation within the Youth rank. Both UMNO Youth vice chief Datuk Razali Ibrahim and UMNO Youth exco member Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir, were appointed as Deputy Minister by the Prime Minister.
I believe the Prime Minister is well aware that sometimes immature leaders will only made thing…

KEKAYAAN

Oleh - Hesmel Faznee Faisal
Di dalam hidup, tiada satu pun insan waras yang tidak mahu mendapat kesenangan.
Semuanya ingin hidup mewah, kerana bila hidup mewah mereka akan menjadi senang. Namun, dalam menuju kepada kemewahan kadangkala kita terpaksa melalui “sepak terajang” kehidupan. Jika kita berniaga, besiap sedialah untuk menikam dan ditikam. Namun tak kurang juga yang merasa iri hati melihat orang lain hidup dalam kemewahan.
Baru-baru ini sebuah akhbar tempatan telah menyiarkan artikel menarik mengenai senarai jutawan dan “billionwan” di Malaysia. Saudagar gula, Tan Sri Robert Kuok masih lagi kekal sebagai “billion”wan di Malaysia. Saya jangkakan ianya tidak akan lama kerana selepas ini mungkin beliau hanya akan kekal sebagai seorang jutawan sahaja jika Malaysia mulai sedar tentang keburukan mengambil gula dan berhenti mengambilnya! (I’m joking, Jose!)
Tan Sri Syed Mokhtar Al-Bukhari masih lagi kekal sebagai “billion”wan Bumiputera tunggal di dalam senarai top ten!
Apa yang menarik d…

KEBEBASAN

Imej
Oleh - Hesmel Faznee Faisal

Kau,
Aku ini ada lapang rasanya,

Aku,
Kau ku lihat bebas meneroka,
Ruang tidak pasti,

Kau dan aku,
Ternyata ada perbezaan nyata,

Nasib ruang kita..
Kulim, 14 Feb 2010

CAT ON A ROOFTOP

Imej
By - Hesmel Faznee Faisal

My cat on the roof.. That's how the term "Raining like cats & and dogs" was created.

Curiously exploring things around her.

Luckily it didn't killed her or we have to use the term "Curiosity kills the cat.." to describe the scenario.

THE TRAFFIC JAM NUISANCE..

Imej
By - Hesmel Faznee Faisal
It's a "jamming" sensation all the way from Shah Alam to Ipoh.
There are few reasons that caused this massive traffic jam.

The attitude of some irate drivers are also one of the cause, apart from the high number of cars on the road.

Not to mentioned the kiasu attitude of Singaporean drivers who like to use the emergency lane to overtake cars.

HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR WITH A FOOD FOR THOUGHT..

by - Hesmel Faznee Faisal
Salam, to fellow bloggers and readers of this blog.
I would like to again take this opportunity to wish a Happy Chinese Year to all my Chinese friends out there.
It came across to my attention every time we jointly celebrated the Chinese New Year with our Chinese friends (or relatives) and seeing them burning firecrackers. I often think to myself; do any of them got injured while doing it?
Playing firecrackers has been part of their culture and religion but the quandary relating to this act with the Malay culture; especially during Hari Raya celebration is quite puzzling.
As a matter of fact, we have often read in the news about some Malay kids who had lost their fingers due to an injury while playing crackers but have we ever heard news on any Chinese kid who lost theirs?
The Malays perhaps are way too advanced in creating new explosives or probably they are not too happy with the usual standard firecracker and felt the necessity to create new ones for the sake…

KERJASAMA..

Oleh - Hesmel Faznee Faisal
Hari perayaan merupakan waktu yang paling ditunggu-tunggu oleh semua rakyat Malaysia. Tanpa mengira agama, bangsa mahupun darjat, semua akan turut sama meraikannya. Mereka yang berkemampuan akan membelanjakan sejumlah wang untuk menyambutnya dan secara tidak langsung akan dapat membantu mengembangkan lagi ekonomi Negara.
Manakala mereka yang tidak berkemampuan akan dapat turut sama menikmatinya, terutamanya ketika ruma terbuka diadakan di seluruh Negara dan ianya akan diserikan lagi jika majlis Rumah Terbuka diadakan oleh Kerajaan. Apabila bercakap mengenai sambutan perayaan, ianya diadakan secara subjektif dan bukan hanya tertumpu kepada sambutan besar seperti Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Tahun Baru Cina, Deepavali dan lain-lain.

Sejak kebelakangan ini saya terasa seakan wujud satu perlumbaan di antara pihak-pihak tertentu di dalam menganjurkan majlis perayaan ini. Seperti yang berlaku di sini. Sejak kemerdekaan hinggalah sekarang, tidak pernah berlaku kejadian sede…

A LAYMAN'S POINT OF VIEW.

Imej
Is there a way for us to solve the massive traffic jam?

Perhaps the Goverment may consider increasing the road tax or the duty tax on all imported cars.

With such a huge amount of revenues collected it might help the Government to improve the public transport .

COST OF LIVING

Imej
This is how a RM2 Nasi Lemak looks like. Bought it in Seri Pentas. Now I know why corruption is so rampant nowadays.

Gone are the days when we can buy a pack of nasi lemak for 50cent.

A HEINOUS ACT

by - Hesmel Faznee Faisal
The rest room is no longer (Jose, I was not referring to doing THAT thing!) a safe place nowadays. After reading a news here I began to have strong doubt about the safety for us to use the rest room!
My worry is not on some peeping Tom recording a guy doing his thing in the gents as I have strong doubt that anyone would ever be interested to watch a guy easing himself (However there is an exception to those who are doing the guy’s thing, if you know what I mean, Jose!).
I am more worried on the privacy of the ladies as they are the ones who can easily fall trap to this heinous act! Anyone can just access the recorded clips in You Tube to watch it and have a wonderful time whilst doing it.
To all the ladies out there, just be extra careful before you do the necessary thing in the rest room, ok?
Kita Kan Tersesat Pabila Malam Menjemput Bulan Semula Ke Sangkar Waktu – The Salam Connection

OUR ROAD TO UNITY FOR TRANQUILITY

By - Hesmel Faznee Faisal
Of late, there have been a lot of interesting issues raised both by the traditional and the alternative media, especially on the second sexual charge that involved one Opposition leader.
I obviously would not touch on “that” unusual sexual charge against the politician, as I don’t feel the same anticipation of the public interest in that case. At the same time, I would not want people to start throwing tantrums and accusing me of interrupting the on going trial!
I do not have the liberty to say if he really had committed that crime. I don’t care, as far as I am concerned! If he did, he then deserved to be tried and must allow the law to decide. Malaysians, comprises from all walks of life could not anticipate another brouhaha that had happened 10 years ago. By saying this, I am not giving an impression that I don’t bother with all the things happening around me.
I am more concerned about the unity amongst Malaysians which I’ve noticed have been distraught by lo…