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HANTU DI RAJA MALAYSIA

Oleh - Hesmel Faznee Faisal.
Salam, kepada para bloggers dan pembaca setia blog syok sendiri ini!
Saya tidak pasti, samada ingin merasa takut, ketawa atau bingung apabila membaca berita yang “menyeramkan” di sini.
Rasanya, saya pernah menulis mengenai cerita hantu di dalam tulisan awal saya dan betapa saya tidak langsung merasa terpegun mahupun tertarik dengan cerita hantu jembalang ini.
Bagi saya, hanya “hantu” sahaja yang mempercayai hantu!
Sebagai seorang Islam, kita harus memahami konsep Khalifah di muka bumi ini. Maknanya, kita telah dipilih Allah SWT untuk menjadi “wakil” Nya di Bumi ini. Kita adalah makhluk ciptaan Allah yang paling sempurna dibandingkan dengan ciptaanNya yang lain.
Masakan Allah menyuruh semua Malaikat sembah dan tunduk kepada Nabi Adam, kerana dengan cara ini Allah “mengiktiraf” Nabi Adam A.S (yang mewakili keturunan manusia, Jose!) sebagai khalifah yang dipertanggungjawabkan untuk memelihara dan menjaga bumi ini.
Namun sayangnya, ramai yang terlepas pandang dan te…

FOREVER AFTER

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By - Hesmel Faznee

Salam, to fellow bloggers.

The forever after jam near the USJ Summit traffic light.

I wonder what the authorities are doing to overcome this problem.

And why aren't the Subang Jaya MP do something to solve it?

Dear USJ'ans.. That's what you get when you put a dumb lad in the August house.


LOST IN A PREEMPT BATTLE WITH OUR OWN AMMUNITION

By – Hesmel Faznee Faisal
Salam, to fellow bloggers and readers of this self-proclaimed blog!
The intellects are known for their mind boggling quotes.
Martin Luther King, Jr (to those who did not learn history, read more about him here) for instance, quoted; “We are not makers of history. We are made by history.”
True to its word, all of us are a product of history. Thus, we now could perfectly understand why most of us are likely to repeat mistakes, again and again. The reason is simple; we did not learn anything from the past!
The Government through the National Archive has at last decided to set up a memorial to pay tribute to MCA founder and one of the political figures who fought for our Independence, the late Tun Tan Cheng Lock.
There is however, another flip of the coin. I presume the decision was made only when his families have made the decision to hand out all of his personal documents to a foreign institution.
The fact that the Minister, who is in charge for the Ministry respons…

HANTU H1N1 DAN IMAGINASI MANUSIA

Oleh – Hesmel Faznee Faisal
Salam, kepada para bloggers dan pembaca blog syok sendiri ini!
Imaginasi manusia itu merupakan suatu kuasa yang cukup menakjubkan!
Cara dan kaedah kita menggunakannya itu, bergantung kepada individu itu sendiri. Jika imaginasi itu bersifat “syok sendiri”, ianya mungkin membawa kepada jalan yang agak diragukan.
Namun, ada juga imaginasi yang dibangunkan berdasarkan kepada inspirasi dan juga keinginan untuk melihat masyarakat dan bangsa itu diinjakkan darjatnya ke tahap yang lebih tinggi.
Saya tergerak untuk berbincang mengenai imaginasi ini berdasarkan kepada satu sebab, iaitu rasa ralat dan jelik melihat terlalu banyak drama dan filem yang diterbitkan di Malaysia ini, ratanya berkisarkan kepada kisah seram (baca hantu dan dunia ghaib) dan lain-lain.
Mungkin ramai yang akan berhujah kita diharuskan percaya kepada benda-benda halus. Benar, tetapi aqal yang dikurniakan Tuhan kepada kita juga menyuruh kita berfikir dengan logik, apakah kita perlu tunduk kepada bend…

THE MALAYSIAN MENTALITY TOWARDS PUBLIC AMENITIES

By – Hesmel Faznee Faisal


Salam, to fellow bloggers and readers of this fetish blog!
Let me be frank, I am quite skeptical towards the mentality of Malaysians, especially on their attitude towards public amenities.
More often than not, Malaysians with itchy fingers just love to destroy public property. There is a probability that these offenders might be suffering from mental disorder, we can’t even tell. Even then, there was a research being conducted on vandalism in Malaysia, to determine how bad the problem is!
When the Deputy Information, Commu¬nications and Culture Minister suggests that local museums should feature more interactive displays as reported here, all I could say is that this will lead to more quandary and problem!
There is no doubt that this is another way to increase the public interest to visit the museum (Imagine,  having to view in a 3D display, the final battle between Hang Tuah and Hang Jebat, Jose!) and for them to experience it first hand through the reenactmen…

LESSON LEARNT IN MOVIE MAKING

By – Hesmel Faznee Faisal

Salam, to fellow bloggers and readers of this low esteem blog!
I have always enjoyed watching classical movies. Having said that, I wouldn’t go too far and declared myself a huge fan of Charleston Heston (though I enjoyed watching his acting in Planet of the Apes and the Tenth Commandments) or Clark Gable!
My favourite classical movies are basically the ones released during the late 60’s and 70’s. The late 60’s and the 70’s were considered by some as the era of development that help to create the popular culture. A lot of basic foundation for the present culture was molded from this timeline.
Anyway, more often than not I would go and visit the illegal DVD shops (let us all be honest for once and admit that we will never find the rare or interesting movies sold at the mainstream shops!) to look for the rare movies and have always been left frustrated with the result of my finding.
There are hardly any shops that have a catalogue of rare and classical movies sold…

PEMIKIRAN KREATIF

Oleh - Hesmel Faznee Faisal
Kadangkala, apabila kita terlalu memikirkan soal-soal logik kita akan mengabaikan pemikiran kreatif.
Tanpa pemikiran kreatif, kita tidak mampu keluar dari kepompong kelaziman. Maka mereka yang berfikiran kreatif tidak harus merasa rendah diri dan dipencilkan oleh masyarakat.
Ini termasuk mereka yang mempunyai kelayakan di dalam bidang seni, seperti saya!
Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak mengakui bahawa Barisan Nasional tidaklah sekreatif dan progresif seperti yang dinyatakan di sini. Apa yang tepat ialah mereka yang berada di dalam bidang seni ini kadangkala mempunyai pemikiran yang lebih tajam dan lebih peka daripada orang lain!
Saya yakin, selepas ini akan ada golongan tertentu yang akan mula membuka mata dan telinga terhadap golongan “manusia” kreatif ini.
Saya yakin, akan ada juak-juak tertentu, di dalam usaha mereka untuk berada di dalam “radar” Perdana Menteri, mencadangkan supaya diwujudkan institut pemikiran kreatif atau lebih memberikan ruan…

THE UNSANGKARABLE DEFEAT

By – Hesmel Faznee Faisal
Salam, to fellow bloggers and readers of this self pitiful blog!
The title above is actually a poor attempted humor by me on which it was originally taken from the word sangka or expect!
It has been a week of callous defeat for Barisan Nasional and for Malaysians generally!
The National Front a.k.a Barisan Nasional has lost its seat in the recent by election, held in Kuching, Sarawak. This is a major setback for BN as it was the first time they lost in Sarawak by election since their formation in 1974.
Our badminton national team had lost to China in the Thomas Cup tournament. To add salt to the wound, it happened on our own soil.
Whilst the latter lost was an expected one, especially when the Japanese team had successfully beaten our team to top the Group B spot in the tournament, the National Front had lost a seat which was considered a traditional seat for them and this was indeed an unexpected one!
In reality, BN can no longer enjoy the comfortable position t…

PRASANGKA

Oleh - Hesmel Faznee Faisal
Sejak kebelakangan ini, ramai orang mula memperkatakan mengenai intergriti Polis Diraja Malaysia.
Ada yang mempersoalkan mengenai ketelusan mereka, kesungguhan mereka di dalam membasmi jenayah dan tidak kurang yang mula merasa sangsi dengan kecekapan pihak Polis. Bagi saya, ini membayangkan bahawa kebarangkalian untuk orang ramai mulai hilang kepercayaan terhadap polis adalah amat tinggi sekali.
Bagi saya, kes Allahyarham Aminul Rashid yang telah ditembak mati oleh pihak polis baru-baru ini telah menambahkan lagi kebencian dan barangkali terhakis lagi kepercayaan orang awam terhadap polis.
Bagi saya, ini merupakan satu situasi yang amat-amat membimbangkan! Seandainya orang ramai sudah mula tidak percaya kepada pihak Polis ada juga kebarangkalian yang orang ramai akan mengambil keputusan sendiri bagi menyelesaikan sesuatu masalah.
Ini termasuk menjadi seperti seorang vigilante, atau dalam erti kata lain menjadi Paul Kersy, watak yang dipegang oleh Charles Brons…

A VICTIM OF CIRCUMSTANCES

By - Hesmel Faznee Faisal
Salam, to fellow bloggers and readers of this self proclaimed blog!
It has been awhile since the last time I posted my writing in this blog. I however, did notice a lot of incidents have taken place during my absence from the blogging world. What attracts my attention most was the news of the late Amirul Rashid Hamzah, a 15 year old boy who was shot dead by the authorities (i.e – the police).
The incident above was indeed an unwelcome one, both for the family of the victim and the police. None of this might happened if (just to make an assumption) Amirul had called up his parents first or any of his eldest siblings to follow and help his friend rather than taking the risk of driving the car without his parents’ consent!
I quote John Mc Clane, the anti hero character played by Bruce Willis in the Die Hard series; “Man! I am a guy at the wrong place and the wrong time” would be the perfect jargon to describe the whole scenario!
First of all, I would like to clearly …