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JERANGKUNG DALAM ALMARI

Oleh - Hesmel Faznee Faisal
Salam, kepada para bloggers dan pembaca blog syok sendiri ini!
Sebelum meneruskan penulisan merepek ini, saya terlebih dahulu ingin mengucapkan tahniah kepada Presiden MCA yang baru YBhg. Datuk Seri Chua Soi Lek kerana telah berjaya menewaskan calon-calon Presiden yang lain iaitu YB Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat dan YB Tan Sri Ong Ka Ting (I’ve to admit both Ongs have less Ong due to the defeated agony to Uncle Chua!)
Saya merasa agak janggal untuk memberikan pandangan mengenai politik kaum bukan Melayu. Ini bukanlah kerana saya bersifat chauvinist seperti parti tertentu kerana bagi saya biarlah pemerhati politik lain yang beri pendapat. Saya bukanlah pemerhati politik sepenuh masa! Pada masa yang sama, saya lebih berminat untuk memberikan pandangan tentang politik orang Melayu sahaja kerana ianya dekat di hati saya! Namun saya ingin menyuarakan secara peribadi, kekaguman saya dengan permainan politik orang Cina.
Ini pendapat peribadi saya. Dengan menyatakan demikia…

1MALAYSIA MEAL

Imej
By- Hesmel Faznee
I had brunch at Kanna Curry House. 
My meal comprises of the vegetable set, a plate of fried chicken and squid with one fresh coconut juice for the thirst quencher.
This is what 1 Malaysia is all about; to be able to enjoy the local delicacy from all races!
Bon Appetite!
Kita Kan Tersesat Pabila Malam Menjemput Bulan Semula Ke Sangkar Waktu - The Salam Connection.

BEBAS AKHIRNYA!

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Salam, kepada para bloggers dan pembaca setia dan tak setia blog syok sendiri ini.
Sebelum meneruskan “penulisan” kali ini, saya ingin mengambil kesempatan (No, Jose! I had no intention at all in taking advantage on your girls!) untuk mengucapkan salam takziah kepada keluarga Allahyarham YB Datuk Dr Zainal Abidin Ahmad yang telah meninggal dunia malam semalam (25 Mac 2010)
Allahyarham yang merupakan bekas Timbalan Menteri Besar Selangor di era zaman pemerintahan Barisan Nasional sebelum ini telah beberapa kali bertanding di dalam pilihanraya umum mewakili UMNO bagi kerusi DUN.
Pilihanraya kecil kali ini merupakan satu ujian asid (acid test, Jose!) kepada parti PKR; ini kerana sejak kebelakangan ini beberapa isu telah melanda parti berikut hingga ianya mampu menganggu gugat keyakinan pemilih terhadap PKR.
Ia akan menentukan samada mampukah Pakatan Rakyat (PR), selaku kerajaan pemerintah mampu untuk meyakinkan pemilih di kawasan Parlimen Hulu Selangor memilih se…

FILMMAKER: THE UNOFFICIAL HISTORY RECORD KEEPER

by - Hesmel Faznee Faisal
Salam, to fellow bloggers and readers of this self indulgence blog!
At last, our local film directors are able to heave a relieve sigh when the Government has allowed more freedom to filmmakers to highlight sensitive issues in their movies. (read here)
Gone were the days when a filmmaker had to “wage a war” with the authorities to ensure that his movie will make it to the cinema without having gone through the censorship scissors!
There is of course a strict regulation filmmakers must adhere to. Among them is that the “dark” character portrayed must either repent with their sin or die at the end of the movie. I think it does serve the whole purpose for it.
Making a movie is considered part of documenting and capturing the whole situation or conflict at that time. A filmmaker plays an important role in capturing the hearts and minds of his generation through making movies.
The late Tan Sri P. Ramlee, Satyajit Ray, Akira Kurosawa to named a few had directed plentif…

20 CENT PLASTIC BAG

by - Hesmel Faznee Faisal
FOMCA had recently questioned the Pakatan Rakyat led state government’s decision to charge a hefty 20 cent for a single plastic bag. It is a good deed taken by both of the State Government to reduce the usage of the plastic bag.
But if we look it on a different scale, this decision has led to unseen opportunities for some to make unnecessary income out of it!
I wonder where the extra 20 cents will go to. If the supermarkets are taking an advantage and making extra income from it, both the Penang and the Selangor state government will become the biggest suckers for not taking any action against it!
Let us make a simple and basic calculation. Imagine a family who had gone out on a shopping spree, decided not to bring their own shopping bag but instead pay 20 cent for the plastic bag. And now, imagine if 20-30 or even 300 families had the same feelings, wouldn’t that would only allow the supermarket to make an extra income of RM60.00, just for the darn plastic bag…

TRAGEDI 16 SEPTEMBER...

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Telah banyak diperkatakan oleh orang ramai mengenai persidangan Parlimen yang berlangsung pada 18 March 2010 lalu. Ini kerana bekas ahli PKR yang juga ahli Parlimen Bayan Baru Datuk Seri Zahrain Mohamed Hashim, bertindak mendedahkan cerita sebenar disebalik “tragedi 16 September”.
Bagi saya ianya satu tragedi kerana setiap perancangan yang dirancangkan tidak tercapai malah menjadi satu bahan lelucon oleh sesetengah orang.
Kepada mereka yang ingin tahu apa yang sebenarnya berlaku, sila kunjungi “pautan” di sini.


FRIDAY PRAYERS..

by - Hesmel Faznee Faisal
Muslims have always believed that Friday is the holiest day in the calendar and that is the only time they will congregate and perform a special prayer together. It is not that the other 6 days are neither good nor holier than Friday but God has stated here the importance of Friday prayers for Muslims.
It is depressing to see Muslims continue their squabble with each other soon after the prayers ended.
I can only pray that there is light at the end of the tunnel for solution, especially on the unity amongst us in Malaysia.
Kita Kan Tersesat Pabila Malam Menjemput Bulan Semula Ke Sangkar Waktu – The Salam Connection

WOMEN, CAN’T LIVE WITH THEM CAN LIVE WITHOUT THEM; IS THAT SO?

By - Hesmel Faznee Faisal
Salam, to fellow bloggers and readers of this humble and self esteem blog!
Those who had ever said that women are a helpless lot will definitely have to eat the humble pie after reading the news here.
Perhaps, after many years of oppressions and often being chastised as merely an object for sex by the opposite gender, women had begun to stand up and fight for their rights. Ask Datin Marina Mahathir and she will explain to you with great details on the importance for them to do so!
I had never even once tried to undermine women as I have high regard for them. Especially when it comes to doing things where women are more committal and their perseverance to overcome challenges are higher than men!
I believe after reading the news, we (I was referring to us, men; Jose!) might have a second thought about women and one of it is that we can no longer mess around with them.
It is not a surprise anymore if one day a woman can become the Prime Minister of this country. It…

JALAN MESTI KE DEPAN BUKAN TENGOK BELAKANG!

Oleh - Hesmel Faznee Faisal
Salam, kepada para bloggers dan pembaca Bacalah.
Kadangkala, kehidupan ini merupakan suatu perkara yang serba penuh dengan persoalan. Ada masanya ia menjanjikan jawapan, namun ada yang meninggalkan persoalan dan kesan yang mendalam.
Sama juga dengan persoalan dan juga pertanyaan di dalam cerita yang telah dilaporkan di dalam berita di sini.
Saya tidak pasti samada insiden ini boleh dikaitkan dengan perbicaraan yang sedang berlaku di antara seorang tokoh politik dengan bekas pembancuh kopi ahli politik tersebut. Namun apa yang pasti ialah kejadian tersebut, sedikit sebanyak telah menggambarkan secara umum keadaan masyarakat kita sekarang.
Jika dahulu hanya wanita yang tidak selamat berjalan seorang diri namun keadaan telah berubah. Jelas di sini bahawa kaum Adam juga sudah tidak selamat daripada ancaman dan juga berada dalam keadaan hostile.
Apa yang lebih menyedihkan di dalam cerita yang telah dilaporkan juga merupakan contoh klasik (or a classic example, Jose!…

KHABAR ANGIN DAN KONSPIRASI

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Salam, kepada para bloggers dan pembaca blog syok sendiri ini! Khabar angin atau wind news (Jose, those words were loosely based on my own interpretation and is not being used on a standard practice!) di Malaysia merupakan sesuatu perkara yang amat sukar untuk dibendung.
Adakala ianya boleh menjadi satu perkara yang benar dan sah! Amat sukar untuk menafikan sesuatu khabar angin, seandainya kita tidak mempunyai sebarang bukti kukuh (bagi menafikan khabar angin tersebut)
Ianya juga kadangkala membolehkan seseorang itu kehilangan kedudukan, atau lebih teruk membuatkan sesuatu perkara yang benar itu benar (Did you get what I was trying to say, Jose?)!
Seperti juga berita yang dilaporkan oleh sebuah akhbar bukan Melayu mengenai satu perletakan jawatan di dalam pasukan keselamatan Negara. Pada mulanya ia telah dianggap sebagai satu khabar angin, namun akhirnya ianya telah disahkan oleh Menteri yang bertanggungjawab di dalam hal-hal Dalam Negeri sebagai benar.
Apa yan…

BACKDOOR MAN..

By - Hesmel Faznee Faisal
Salam, to fellow bloggers and readers of this self proclaimed and self esteemed blog!
God has beset the feeling of love to mankind for one good reason, to allow us to find a spouse, tie the knot and start having children!
This thing however, can only happen when that person marries to the opposite gender. It wouldn’t be appropriate for the child to see his parents are of the same sexual characteristics!
I wouldn’t be writing this so called article if not for an incident that took place in Penang and was reported recently in the newspaper (here).
As a Penangite, I was taken aback by the report. It has indeed flecked a negative image of Penang as Pearl of The Orient (even though that image was unlikely applicable to describe Penang!). Swift action must be taken to undertake the most immoral activity that had ever taken place there!
Ask any Penangite and they will tell you without doubt, what the married and unmarried men do in Hotel Malaysia, Jalan Perlis or Loron…

A RESPONSIBLE CITIZEN WANNABE..

Imej
As a responsible citizen, I have to pay the fine issued to me by the Traffic Police.

Every single sen that we pay to them will be regenerate back (I hope so!) to us through annual budget funding to help to improve the public infrastructure.

I really hope PDRM can recruit more traffic policemen as the traffic jam in KL is becoming more and more of a nuisance for the city slickers!

btw- melayang RM300 sebab saman takleh kurang!

ANTARA MOOD DAN KEGUSARAN

Oleh - Hesmel Faznee Faisal
Salam, kepada para bloggers dan pembaca blog syok sendiri ini!
Saya mempunyai satu sifat yang mungkin tidak digemari orang, iaitu sedikit “moody” pada waktu pagi.
Jangan salah faham! Ini bukan bererti mood saya akan berubah tanpa sebab seperti sesetengah orang, tetapi akan menjadi moody apabila membaca berita atau mendapat berita yang tidak menarik di waktu pagi. Pada masa itulah, mood saya akan terganggu!
Sama juga seperti apa yang berlaku pada pagi hari ini (11/03/10) apabila membaca berita di sini.
Saya hairan mengapa orang sanggup mencederakan kanak-kanak. Waima dianya tidak siuman sekalipun, apakah erti melepaskan geram atau kemarahan itu kepada mereka? Jika difikirkan kembali, apakah masyarakat Malaysia ini sedang menuju kepada kehancuran? Sejak kebelakangan ini, terlalu banyak kes kanak-kanak dijadikan punching bag bagi tujuan melepaskan geram!
Kita mungkin secara harfiahnya, mempunyai segala peralatan yang serba canggih dan moden tetapi disebalik kemode…

A SIGN OF WEAKNESS OR WICKEDNESS? YOU DECIDE!

by - Hesmel Faznee Faisal.
I have always felt that life is an enigma of itself.
That it is quite difficult for a person to understand the milieu of life; unless or only that person jump in the stream of fate (fate and life has a very strong bond, Jose!) and swam against the tide.
Life has its ups and down; those were the classic philosophies of the conservatives whilst the progressive wing has always believe that life can be understood only when we do a through study to get a vivid understanding about it.
Are we bothered with the entire calamity circling around us? Have we ever paused for a moment and look back at our mistakes and think where is all of this leading to?
I am sure readers of this self esteem blog might think that this blogger is not in his element (Do I ever have one, Jose?) and have ran out of ideas to scribble a word or two for his latest entry.
To be honest, I don’t know and I don’t care!
To readers out there, please be informed that this is an indication to confirm tha…

SUPPORTING THE NEEDY ONES BY SHOWING THEM THE RIGHT PATH

by - Hesmel Faznee Faisal
Salam, to fellow bloggers and readers of this self proclaimed blog!
The CSR activity in Malaysia has nowadays slowly becoming a trend of sorts. Every nook and cranny would want to organize it in many ways. Local company giants in the likes of Petronas, Media Prima Berhad (sounds familiar Jose!) and Proton have played their part in this activity. Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak had even mentioned recently that all companies should put their direction in line with the CSR exercise. (here) .
It shows how the CSR awareness has grown well in Malaysian society!
The entire fixation in doing CSR has left me but one major concern. What is the efficiency in doing it? We seldom emphasized on the importance of lending hand to support the unfortunate ones but have repeatedly ignored the core value of motivation and guidance to facilitate them to lead a better life. It is not a matter of just providing financial support but to ensure the continuity to accomplish succes…

NATRAH: TRAGEDI CINTA AGUNG..

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Oleh -  Hesmel Faznee Faisal
Kekecewaan, pengkhianatan, cinta tak kesampaian dan pelbagai lagi huraian mungkin boleh digunakan bagi menggambarkan kisah Natrah yang tragis ini.
Secara peribadi dan tanpa perlu untuk membangkitkan perasaan ego seorang lelaki, saya akui telah beberapa kali telah menitiskan airmata semasa membaca buku Natrah: Cinta, Rusuhan, Airmata karya Fatini Yaacob. Setiap bab yang ditulis beliau mampu untuk membuat pembaca merasakan betapa seorang gadis bernama Natrah @ Huberdina Maria Hertogh telah mencetuskan fenomena yang membuatkan dunia mengalihkan perhatiannya kepada sebuah Negara kecil, iaitu Malaya.
Semasa membaca buku tersebut, saya terfikir sejenak memikirkan keadaan yang sedang melanda Negara kita sekarang. Daripada aspek perpaduan masyarakat yang kelihatan sedikit rapuh hinggalah kepada isu keagamaan yang bertitik tolak daripada kontroversi kalimah Allah, saya yakin sejarah akan kembali berulang seandainya manusia itu lupa akan sejarah.
Di dalam kulit kacang …

CEMBURU

Oleh – Hesmel Faznee Faisal
Salam, kepada para blogger dan pembaca blog entah apa-apa ini!
Adalah menjadi satu kelaziman jika seorang itu mempunyai perasaan cemburu. Dan ianya merupakan perkara biasa jika perasaan cemburu ini timbul di dalam perhubungan percintaan.
Yang tidak menjadi satu kelaziman jika perasaan ini timbul di kalangan kaum sejenis! Inilah yang membuatkan keadaan menjadi luar kawalan seperti apa yang berlaku di dalam kisah ini.
Saya tidak mahu membuat sebarang huraian panjang mengenainya kerana menghormati mangsa dan juga keluarganya. Tetapi daripada konteks kisah tersebut, tidak dapat tidak kini kita harus menerima hakikat negara Malaysia, sudah mula mengalami proses pereputan nilai positif di dalam masyarakat (or in other words, a decaying society Jose!) yang kian melarat!
Apa juga alasan yang diberikan, kita tidak dapat lagi menidakkan masalah yang berlaku di depan mata. Semua ini merupakan sebahagian daripada elemen-elemen budaya popular. Jika melihat daripada rentetan…

WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND

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Bicaramu persis peluru, Acap tersasar terlajar sasaran, Apa yang dikata lucu jadinya,
Sang pandai bicara, Pernah menyatakan, Pena setajam pedang,
Mungkin sang pandai tidak dimaklumkan, Papan kekunci telah lama mengambil, Watak Utama sang mata pena,
Ada yang melupakan, Dan jarang ingin mengingatkan, Kita hidup dalam satu putaran,
Pernah tercatit dan pernah terbukti, What goes around comes around!
4 March 2010

EXODUS

Oleh - Hesmel Faznee Faisal
Salam, kepada para bloggers dan pembaca blog di awang-awangan ini (blog syok sendiri, Jose!)
Exodus merupakan salah satu lagu yang dipopularkan oleh Raja Reggae, Bob Marley. Jika dilihat di dalam sub budaya popular (or popular sub culture, Jose!) perkataan Exodus ini mempunyai banyak definisi. Ianya tidak hanya terhad kepada tajuk lagu, malah menjangkaui dunia perfileman (Exodus lakonan Paul Newman dan arahan Otto Preminger), penulisan (The Exodus hasil karya Julie Bertagna), agama (The Book of Exodus, mengikut kepercayaan Taurat dan Injil) serta pengkisahan sejarah moden (yang cukup banyak dan tak tertulis!).
Kepada mereka yang masih menggaru kepala dan bingung dengan perkataan Exodus, ianya bermaksud penghijrahan atan pemindahan beramai-ramai.
Di Malaysia, exodus turut berlaku di dalam sebuah parti politik yang dipimpin oleh seorang pemimpin berkarisma. Karisma atau tidak, saya tidak tahu dan tidak ambil peduli!
Seperti yang dituliskan di dalam tulis saya yang…

JUMPING SHIP WHEN JUSTICE IS DELAYED AND DENIED

By – Hesmel Faznee Faisal
Of late, there has been a lot of brouhaha going on in the local political scenery. The call made by Opposition Leader, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (Some blogs refers him as C.I.F.U.T B.A.B.I) for BN politicians to abandon the BN vessel and join in the Opposition boat have fallen on deaf ears. Not even a single BN MP adheres to the call made by the latter.
Ironically, there were a number of politicians from the Opposition pact who had instead decided to jump out from the PR ship and prefer to remain in the rough political sea, rather than climbing on the BN vessel.
There were rumors circling in both the opposition and the government camp about more and more PKR MPS’s and members who have lost their confidence in Anwar Ibrahim leaving the party; I don’t know and I don’t care!
One thing for sure, all plans lay by Anwar Ibrahim to topple the present Government through defection from BN MP’s, has become a weapon against him (atau senjata makan Tuan, Jose!).
Not only was…