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CAUGHT IN THE WORLD OF HALAL AND HARAM

by - Hesmel Faznee Faisal
Salam, to fellow bloggers and readers of this self proclaimed blog!
The Government had finally decided not to legalize sports gambling and will stick to its decision to do so.
Likewise, this decision has indeed given more opportunities to the underworld bookies to pursue their activities.
As reported here in the newspaper millions of ringgit had been spent by punters, either through the regular practice (that is placing bets with friends, foe or likewise Jose!) or the online process.
The Government is caught in a catch 22 situation in regards to this. We have to admit to the fact that the underworld gamblers have won hands down this time around and they are now free to roam around both the analogue and cyber world making arrangement and organizing bets without having a license to operate such businesses!
Then again, there is always a flip side of the coin (no Jose, I was not making any dear reference to the flip-flopping episode of this country!). A minister ha…

DR MOHD ASRI ZAINAL ABIDIN DAN 40 ORANG ULAMA!

Oleh - Hesmel Faznee Faisal

Salam, kepada para bloggers dan pembaca blog syok sendiri ini!

Sejak kebelakangan ini, parti UMNO mula mendekati golongan agamawan (atau ulama, Jose!) dan sejarah terbaru tercipta apabila beberapa orang golongan ulama dari universiti dan beberapa tempat lain mengambil keputusan untuk menyertai UMNO dan Presiden parti itu sendiri, YAB Dato' Seri Mohd Najib Abd Razak sendiri menerima borang penyertaan ulama tersebut.
Semasa Dato' Seri Najib mula menjadi Perdana Menteri, beliau bersama Timbalan Perdana Menteri, Tan Sri Muhyiddin bertindak menghadiri perhimpunan golongan tabligh terbesar di Kuala Lumpur! Sejarah tercipta apabila beliau menjadi Presiden UMNO pertama berbuat demikian!
Saya bersetuju dengan pendapat bekas Presiden UMNO, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad bahawa sesiapapun boleh menyertai UMNO, tetapi perlu diingat apakah penyertaan mereka ini boleh mendatangkan pembaharuan yang diharapkan? Saya bimbang jika masih ada orang mempunyai tanggapan, menyerta…

ROBOHNYA MONUMEN MORAL

Oleh – Hesmel Faznee Faisal
Salam, kepada para blogger dan pembaca setia blog syok sendiri ini!
Manusia kadangkala suka atau selesa untuk hidup dalam kenangan. Namun tak ramai yang mempelajari apa-apa daripada kenangan yang pernah dilaluinya. Ada yang lebih selesa untuk terus mengenang kembali sejarah yang telah berlalu namun gagal untuk mengaplikasikan apa-apa yang berlaku sebelum ini.
Seperti juga dengan Penjara Pudu, yang nampaknya akan hanya menjadi sebahagian daripada lipatan sejarah hitam negara. Ianya akan lesap kelak dan apa yang tinggal hanyalah kisah-kisah mengenai penjenayah seperti Botak Chin yang menemui ajal di tali gantung di Penjara Pudu tersebut di dalam blog ataupun akhbar, tanpa orang ramai berpeluang melihat bangunan itu sendiri!
Ramai yang tidak bersetuju penjara ini dirobohkan. Namun tak kurang juga yang bersetuju Penjara penuh misteri ini ditutup dan dirobohkan.
Penjara Pudu, bagi saya bukan sekadar satu monumen bersejarah. Ianya lambang signifikan kepada pemulihan …

THE BUMBLING WORLD OF IRONIES

By – Hesmel Faznee Faisal
Salam, to fellow bloggers and readers of this self-indulgenced blog!
Human beings are known for having a limited span of memory and have a tendency in making the same mistake, all over again.
There was even a famous proverb that describes clearly of this impasse; “To err is human, to forgive divine”.
I must say that such an immature remark by Alexander Pope, would suggest that we should easily forgive and forget but not wanting to learn and relearn on past mistakes is another matter that should be dealt seriously!
That the Israelis have now become a big bully when in the past they were seen as victims of the Holocaust, has now become the single biggest threat to human peace.
It is depressing to read a report here and I must admit that it may look and sound a tad ironic when the oppressor has become the prey.
No one dares to touch even a strand of hair on the Israelis.
Notwithstanding former Iraqi President, the late Saddam Hussien who had the guts to instruct his…

HIDUP DALAM PERSEPSI

Oleh Hesmel Faznee Faisal
Saya tertarik dengan beberapa cerita yang disiarkan di dalam akhbar-akhbar tempatan kebelakangan ini. Antaranya ialah mengenai cadangan untuk menghapuskan peperiksaan UPSR dan PMR, serta khabar angin mengenai kemasukan bekas Mufti Perlis, Dr Mohd Asri Zainal Abidin ke dalam UMNO.
Kebarangkalian mereka yang menyokong cadangan memansuhkan ujian PMR dan UPSR mungkin sama banyak dengan mereka yang menentang. Mungkin kebanyakannya akan menyokong (terutamanya para pelajar, Jose!) kerana ia akan mengurangkan sedikit beban-beban tampungan ibubapa, terutamanya di dalam memastikan anak-anak mereka mendapat markah yang cemerlang!
Bagi saya, sudah sampai masanya ianya dimansuhkan. Malah, memang kena pada waktunya kerana sistem pendidikan kita dewasa ini terlalu berorientasikan kepada peperiksaan hinggakan pelajar gagal untuk berfikir secara rasional dan lebih kepada emosional (contohnya amat ketara, terutamanya ketika mereka terlalu khusyuk dengan mencapai markah tinggi hin…

WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE!

By – Hesmel Faznee Faisal
Salam, to fellow bloggers and readers of this self loathing blog!
The 80’s were regarded as the period that bred rock groups whose glamorous rock (with exaggerated jewelries!) appearances were more noticeable than their talent!
One of these musicians were former Guns and Roses lead guitarist, Slash and coming August 2010, Malaysian rock fans would have the chance to see him in the flesh performing live here in Sunway Lagoon! Who can forget the famous riff in Welcome to the Jungle, Sweet Child O’ Mine or even Paradise City? Our local rock fans would not want to miss the opportunity to witness these songs being played live by Slash who is responsible in creating those riffs.
There have been quite a number of international performers who had made their first appearance here in Malaysia. Interestingly, most of them had not even been here or perform here before.
My only hope is that our local talents will take this opportunity to mingle around and make an acquaintance…

BAHASA MENUNJUKKAN INTELEKTUALITI

Oleh – Hesmel Faznee Faisal
Salam, kepada para bloggers dan pembaca blog yang syok sendiri ini!
Saya menjadi orang yang paling gembira (I’m not quite sure about the rest as I do not have the ability to read people’s mind!) apabila membaca sebuah berita di sini.
Secara peribadi, saya bersetuju dengan tindakan Kerajaan untuk berbuat sedemikian kerana beberapa factor.
Antaranya ialah seperti berikut;
a) Kedua negara yang bertutur di dalam bahasa demikian kini mula mengorak langkah menjadi negara utama dari aspek ekonomi, serta perkembangan IT.
b) Negara China sudah mula bersikap terbuka dan secara perlahan menganut fahaman ekonomi pasaran bebas. Melihat kepada kapasiti dan saiz negara itu, ia memberi ruang dan peluang kepada rakyat Malaysia untuk mengorak langkah berniaga di sana.
c) Kebanyakan daripada tenaga professional (kecuali mereka yang bertugas di “belakang mati” Jose!) di dalam bidang IT mahupun perniagaan dan sebagainya datangnya dari negara-negara tersebut.
Walaupun ia hanya baru di …

THE RECYCLED STRAW

By – Hesmel Faznee Faisal
Salam, to fellow bloggers and readers of this self pitiful blog!
The habit of recycling materials made from plastic, papers and aluminum, whilst is a good way in preserving the longevity of the environment, at the same time has higher repercussion to public as well.
As reported in the local newspaper recently, the fact that not all items are suitable for recycling purposes should be put into consideration before decision being made to reuse it again and again!
Plastic straws have become the highest natural wastage in the world; with millions of it collected in the disposal area as most of us seldom reuse it due to hygienic purposes.
According to a website, we should never put our trust on biodegradable straws made from bioplastics like PLA, since evidence shows that there's not a whole lot of biodegrading going on with them—they just break up into smaller bits of plastic than other straws, and still release methane in the process.
Not all drinks (with the exc…

SAUDARA JAUHKU

Oleh – Hesmel Faznee Faisal
Senjakala bagai mengingatkanku, Betapa hampirnya aku pada noktah hari, Apa yang telah kulalui sewaktu itu? Apa yang telah kulakukan sewaktu ini, Untuk menolong saudara jauhku?
Saudara jauhku, Yang pasti berbeda dari rupaku, Yang pasti lain dari bicaraku, Yang pasti sama dengan agamaku,
Saudara jauhku, Mati menjadi teman hidupmu, Korban jadi tajuk perbualanmu, Yang mati tetap mati, Yang hidup pasti mati,
Saudara jauhku, Kematianmu berulangkali, Tak kecapaian langkaui tuamu,
Saudara jauhku, Yang belum tahu bagaimana hidup keesokan hari, Yang tahu keluarnya itu kembalinya mati, Yang pasti yakin akan temui Kekasih hati, Kekasih hati dari Azali,
Saudara jauhku, Tanah itu dagingmu, Serban itu rerambutmu, Bebatu kecil itu peluhmu,
Saudara jauhku, Kisahmu diulang berkali-kali, Sedihmu itu satu legasi, Pilumu itu satu tragedi,
Semenanjung Gaza, Apakah ia medan perjuangan menuntut hakmu, Atau sekadar sebuah medan, Yang menjadi alas buat tidur panjangmu?
10 Jun 2010, Damansara Utama


SANCTIONING ISRAEL: ANYONE DARE TO DO THAT?

By – Hesmel Faznee Faisal
Salam, to fellow bloggers and readers of this blog.
There have been a lot of discussion in our country both intellectually and emotionally on the attack of the Peace Flotillaby by Israeli terrorists (Well, don’t you think attacking a flock of boats carrying civilians is a form of terrorism, Jose?) .
At this point of juncture, I believe it is not the Zionist’ terrorist regime that should be put on blame (We know that a terrorist will forever remain one) for the attack but the blame should be shifted to some Muslim countries who has been conspiring with the Zionist state. If all Muslims are united as one, none of this will ever take place!
I have said once, and will say it again. My main concern here is not on the attack by the Zionist regime but the attitude of Muslim countries who had denied the peace convoy from entering Gaza through their territory.
Some of them have diplomatic ties with Israel and I believe they had done it in order to maintain the cordial re…

MINISTRIAL SENATOR

By – Hesmel Faznee Faisal
Ipoh Barat MP, Lim Kit Siang as usual had criticized the decision made by Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Mohd Najib Razak to appoint a number of Senators to fill in the Ministerial post in his recent cabinet reshuffles. Read here.
The credibility of a person (it is likely from this context that none of our politicians have high credibility, Jose!) is not considered as the main issue. The main issue here is that the decision made by the Prime Minister is something to be follow suit. A person who has no political interest is a free person. He is free in term of making decision and are not seen as having inkling with any political party.
If my memory serves me correctly, I had written once in this blog that a senator should be given more priority for the post of a Minister. This will not only allow them to stay focus on their job but will avoid from being drawn in the politicking activity within party ranks.
I hope and pray that Dato’ Seri Najib will appoint more Senat…

THE DOUBLE STANDARD PRACTISE

By – Hesmel Faznee Faisal
Salam, to fellow bloggers and readers of this self confessed blog!
Life is all about practicing double standard and sometimes it goes beyond our imagination.
We had yet seen any actions taken against the Israelis for attacking the Aid Flotilla a.k.a the Freedom Boat carrying civilians, (Malaysians are among the passengers Jose!) whose main mission was to lend humanitarian aid to our Palestinians brothers and sisters in Gaza.
All that can be heard are condemnations and criticism by world leaders, but as time goes by those voices will slowly fade and people are likely to mend their own business shortly after that!
According to a news reported here, they condemned Israel for using a disproportionate aggressive action against all international laws and human values.
While criticisms by world leaders began to build its momentum as reported here, I doubt neither UN nor any of the country members (they are Japan, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Russia, EU and the US!) in G8 w…