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Happy Independence Day, Malaysia 31 August, 2007

Filed under: Articles 文章,Current Bulletin — Ras Angela @ 3:16 pm

“Bersekutu Bertambah Mutu”
“UnityIs Strength”

Hari Merdeka (Independence Day) is a national day of Malaysia commemorating the independence of the Federation of Malaya from British colonial rule. In a wider context, it is to celebrate the formation of Malaysia. Today, Malaysia will celebrate the 50th anniversary of its independence.

The effort for independence was spearheaded by Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj, the first Prime Minister of Malaysia, who led a delegation of ministers and political leaders of Malaya in negotiations with the British in London for independence. Once it became increasingly clear that the Communist threat posed during the Malayan Emergency was petering out, agreement was reached on February 8, 1956, for Malaya to gain independence from the British Empire. However, for a number of logistical and administrative reasons, it was decided that the official proclamation of independence would only be made the next year, on August 31, 1957, at Stadium Merdeka (Independence Stadium), in Kuala Lumpur.

Even before the delegation left for London, the date for independence was already set. It was decided during a discussion in 1956 involving UMNO Youth chief Tun Sardon Jubir and his deputy Haji Ahmad Badawi in Kepala Batas, Penang. Haji Ahmad Badawi is the late father of the current Prime Minister of Malaysia.

Also present at the discussion was Haji Ahmad Badawi’s father, Haji Abdullah Fahim, who was also the Penang Mufti and a renowned Muslim scholar. Analysing the independence dates of countries like Indonesia and India, all falling on odd dates in August, Haji Abdullah Fahim after conducting his own calculations decided August 31 as the most appropriate date.

The Formation of MALAYSIA
The Federation of Malaysia, comprising states of Malaya, North Borneo (later renamed Sabah), Sarawak and Singapore was to be officially declared on the date August 31, 1963, on the 6th anniversary of Malayan independence. However, it was postponed to September 16, 1963, mainly due to Indonesian and the Philippines’ opposition to the formation of Malaysia. Indonesian opposition later escalated to a military conflict.

Indonesia considered Malaysia as a new form of colonization on the provinces of Sarawak and Sabah in the island of Borneo (bordering Kalimantan, Indonesia), which they laid claim on. [citation needed] To assure Indonesia that Malaysia was not a form of neo-colonialism, a referendum, organized by the United Nations, and the Cobbold Commission, led by Lord Cobbold, were formed to determine whether the people of Sabah and Sarawak wished to join Malaysia. Their eventual findings which indicated substantial support for Malaysia among the peoples of Sabah and Sarawak, cleared the way for the final proclamation of Malaysia.

The formation of the Federation of Malaysia was then announced on September 16, 1963. However, the Independence Day celebration is still held on August 31, the original independence date of Malaya. This has caused some minor discontent among East Malaysians in particular since it has been argued that celebrating the national day on August 31 is too Malaya-centric.


2007 Merdeka Millennium Endurance 30 August, 2007

Filed under: 2007 Merdeka Millennium Endurance Qualifying,Current Bulletin — Ras Angela @ 2:24 pm

Have you purchase your ticket to watch this year Merdeka Millennium Endurance?

MME Drivers Get Ready For Qualifying

The heartbreaking moment of truth has arrived at Sepang Circuit as competitors at Sepang 12-hour Petronas Primax 3 Merdeka Millennium Endurance Race (MME) go into qualifying tomorrow (Friday, August 24) to secure their place at the starting grid of the actual race.

With 309 drivers and 103 cars registered for the eighth edition of the MME this year, 78 drivers would need to pack their racing suits with their 26 cars leaving the pit garages as only a maximum 77 cars would be allowed to start the race in accordance to the FIA circuit license granted to SIC.

Without doubt, they would be refunded for their entry fees, but that would be little consolation to all that months of time and money put in for the preparations as well as the excitement and thrills to be part of the MME, which is hailed as Asia’s Biggest Race and without doubt, the most anticipated event in Malaysia’s motorsports fraternity.

“It was in 2003; but I still remember it clearly. I was very frustrated and just went home to JB the next day, without watching the race. I cannot bear to see the race,” says 2004 winner Eddie Lew of Honda Malaysia Racing Team.

Partnering seasoned drivers Faidzil Alang and Ferhan Fauzy in his first year with Honda Malaysia and considered one of the frontrunners for the race, their Honda Civic encountered electrical problems in qualifying and just did not have the power and acceleration that it showed in its earlier free practices.

For the 2007 race, Eddie – regarded as Malaysia’s best saloon car driver – would be partnering Japan Super GT drivers Hiroki Katoh and Shinya Hosokawa in a specially prepared two-liter Honda Civic Type R machine by Mugen of Japan would again be placed as one of the top contenders for the overall title or at least within their Class A for production cars above 1900cc.

According to the regulations, only 25 cars from a combined entry of 38 cars in Class A and the open class would qualify for the race on Saturday. From a total of 36 cars in Class B for engines between 1601cc and 1900cc, 26 cars would be selected and from the final Class C for cars below 1600cc, only the fastest 26 cars of a total 29 entries would be selected.

“We have a very good team and a very good car; but let’s take things step by step. First we qualify for the race and then we plan our strategies based on our place on the grid. Remember last year, the Lamborghini failing to qualify. So, let’s not be overconfident,” said Eddie when met at the official launch of the Honda Malaysia MME Team in Kuala Lumpur last night.

Driving a powerful Lamborghini Murceilago, former Japan GT driver and 2005 overall winner, Genji Hashimoto was sensationally booted out of the race last year when their cars encountered mechanical problems in qualifying.

Australian Peter Leemhuis, who would be driving with countrymen Tony Alford and Malaysian Kiefli Othman, said it was going to be a very close qualifying session tomorrow given the huge number of participants in this year’s race. “What we need to do is just focus on what we are doing and push the car as fast as possible,” said Leemhuis, who would be driving a Honda Integra DC5 among the Class A runners.

Qualifying session would start at 10am tomorrow with each of the three drivers requiring to do their best lap times for an aggregate lap time to decide their grids positions or going out of the event.

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Against Child Abuse 29 August, 2007

Filed under: Current Bulletin — Ras Angela @ 3:58 pm


My name is Sarah,
I am but three,
My eyes are swollen,
I cannot see,
I must be stupid,
I must be bad,
What else could have made my daddy so mad?

I wish I were better,
I wish I weren’t ugly,
Then maybe my Mommy would still want to hug me.

I can’t speak at all,
I can’t do a wrong,
Or else I’m locked up all the day long.

When I awake,
I’m all alone,
The house is dark,
My folks aren’t home.

When my Mommy does come,
I’ll try and be nice,
So maybe I’ll get just…
One whipping tonight.

Don’t make a sound!
I just heard a car!
My daddy is back!
From Charlie’s Bar.

I hear him curse,
My name he calls,
I press myself,
Against the wall.

I try and hide,
From his evil eyes,
I’m so afraid now,
I’m starting to cry.

He finds me weeping,
He shouts ugly words,
He says its my fault
That he suffers at work.

He slaps me and hits me,
And yells at me more,
I finally get free,
And I run for the door.

He’s already locked it,
And I start to bawl,
He takes me and throws me,
Against the hard wall.

I fall to the floor,
With my bones nearly broken,
And my daddy continues,
With more bad words spoken.

“I’m sorry!”, I scream,
But its now much too late,
His face has been twisted,
Into unimaginable hate.

The hurt and the pain,
Again and again,
Oh please God, have mercy!
Oh please let it end!

And he finally stops,
And heads for the door,
While I lay there motionless,
Sprawled on the floor.

My name is Sarah,
And I am but three,
Tonight my daddy
Murdered me.
There are thousands of kids out there just like Sarah.
And you can
It sickens me to my soul, So all I am asking you to do is to take some time to send this on and acknowledge that this stuff does happen, and that people like her dad do live in our society, and pray for child abuse to wither out and die, but also pray for the safety of our youth.

Please pass this poem on as a Blue Ribbon Against Child Abuse because as crazy as it might sound, it might just indirectly change a life.

Hey, you NEVER know.