Thursday, October 30, 2008


What is Melamine?

What really is poisoned milk?

It is the milk powder mixed with "MELAMINE"

What is Melamine use for?

It is an industrial chemical use in the production of melawares.

It is also used in home decoration.
"US resistant board"

Do you understand?

Melamine is use in industrial production, it cannot be eaten.

Why is Melamine added in milk powder?
The most important nutrien in milk is protein. And Melamine has the same protein that contains "NITROGEN".

Adding Melamine in milk reduces milk content and it is cheaper then milk so it lowers capitalization. It can give the business man more profit!!.

Below is Melamine, doesn't it look like milk?
It doesn't have any smell, so it cannot be detected.

When was it discovered?

In year 2007 US cats and dogs died suddenly, they found that pet food from China contains Melamine.

Starting 2008, an abnormal increase in infant cases of kidney stones in China.

August 2008, China Sanlu Milk Powder tested with Melamine.

Sept 2008 New Zealand asked China to check this problem and Sept 21, 2008, lots of food products in Taiwan tested with Melamine.

What happened when Melamine is digested?

Melamine remains inside the kidney. It forms into stones blocking the tubes. Pain will be eminent and person cannot urinate. Kidney will then swell.

Although surgery can remove the stones, but it will cause irreversible kidney damage. It can lead to loss of kidney function and will require kidney dialysis or lead to death because of uremia.

What is dialysis? In fact, it should be called "blood washing". It is filtering all of the body's blood into the machine and then go back to the body.

The whole process takes 4 hours and it is necessary to dialysis once for every 3 days for the rest of your life.

Here is a dialysis centre.

Large dialysis centre

A small hole is required in the arm to insert the sub-dialysis catheter.

Why is it more serious in babies? Because the kidney is very small and they drink a lot of milk powder.

Here is baby undergoing dialysis.

China currently has 13,000 infants hopitalized.

It does not matter how much a human being took Melamine. The important points is "It cannot be EATEN".

What are the foods to be avoided?

Foods that contain dairy products should be avoided.

Remember: Foods with creamer or milk should be avoided.

Which companies are affected?

Hereunder are the companies affected with Melamine

What do we do next?

Avoid the above foods for at least six months.

If you have snack bar, restaurant or coffee shops.
Stop selling dairy products for the meantime.

If you have infants at home, change to mother's milk or find other substitute.

Finally, share this information with friends so they will understand the risk of milk poisoning.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Monday, October 20, 2008


you can buy a house but not a home

you can buy a clock but not time

you can buy a bed but not sleep

you can buy a book but not knowledge

you can see a doctor but not good health

you can buy a position but not respect

you can buy blood but not a life

you can buy a sex but not love


Dome of Rock

al Aqsa

Restricted Area West Bank

Qalandia traffic

Palestinian contractors building wall near Qalandia

Former gate of the Dheisheh Refugee Camp

wall tower near Qalandia

snaking wall

Sheik Yassin poster

Separation Wall Abu Dis

West Bank

Coordinator of the Stop the Wall Campaign West Bank


Sunday, October 19, 2008


Ini adalah antara koleksi gambar aku ketika membuat liputan sejak tsunami dan kejadian gempa bumi melanda Asia Pasifik sejak 26 Disember 2004 sehingga April 2006.

Selain Aceh, aku sempat meninjau mangsa gempa di Pulau Nias, Sumatera dan Pakistan.

To me, the great Tsunami of 2004 was one of the worst disasters in history.







Friday, October 17, 2008

Different Culture

Difference of Love in different culture

Worlds Most Famous Photos

Afghan Girl (1984)

Picture shot by National Geographic photographer Steve McCurry. Sharbat Gula was one of the students in an informal school within the refugee camp. McCurry, rarely given the opportunity to photograph Afghan women seized the opportunity and captured her image. She was approximately 12 years old at the time. She made it on the cover of National Geographic next year and her identity was discovered in 1992.

Omayra Sanchez (1985)
She was one of the 25,000 victims of the Nevado del Ruiz (Colombia) volcano which erupted on November 14, 1985. The 13-year old had been trapped in water and concrete for 3 days. The picture was taken shortly before she died and it caused controversy due to the photographer's work and the Colombian government's inaction in the midst of the tragedy, when it was published worldwide after the young girl's death.

Sabra and Shatila (1982)

The Picture is part of Time World Press Photo Winner 1982 showing aftermath of massacre of Palestinians by Christian Phalangists in the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps. Photographer Robin Moyer (Black Star for Time. Beirut, Lebanon, 18 September 1982) saw Israeli flares burst above the camps, and went there to discover piles of bodies brutally shot. He photographed for hours surrounded by the smell of death, while Israeli soldiers joked around. “The killers were never brought to justice"

The plight of Kosovo refugees (1999)

The photo is part of The Washington Post's Pulitzer Prize-winning entry (2000) showing how a Kosovar refugee Agim Shala, 2, is passed through a barbed wire fence into the hands of grandparents at a camp run by United Arab Emirates in Kukes, Albania. The members of the Shala family were reunited here after fleeing the conflict in Kosovo.

Stricken child crawling towards a food camp (1994)

The photo is the "Pulitzer Prize" winning photo taken in 1994 during the Sudan Famine.The picture depicts stricken child crawling towards an United Nations food camp, located a kilometer away. The vulture is waiting for the child to die so that it can eat him. This picture shocked the whole world. No one knows what happened to the child, including the photographer Kevin Carter who left the place as soon as the photograph was taken. Three months later he committed suicide due to depression.

Bliss (2000)

Bliss is the name of a photograph of a landscape in Napa County, California, east of Sonoma Valley. It contains rolling green hills and a blue sky with stratocumulus and cirrus clouds. The image is used as the default computer wallpaper for the "Luna" theme in Windows XP. The photograph was taken by the professional photographer Charles O'Rear, a resident of St. Helena in Napa County, for digital-design company HighTurn. O'Rear has also taken photographs of Napa Valley for the May 1979 National Geographic Magazine article Napa, Valley of the Vine.O'Rear's photograph inspired Windows XP's US$200 million advertising campaign Yes you can.

Burning Monk - The Self-Immolation (1963)

June 11, 1963, a Buddhist monk from Vietnam, Thich Quang Duc, burned himself to death at a busy intersection in downtown Saigon to bring attention to the repressive policies of the Catholic Diem regime that controlled the South Vietnamese government at the time. Buddhist monks asked the regime to lift its ban on flying the traditional Buddhist flag, to grant Buddhism the same rights as Catholicism, to stop detaining Buddhists and to give Buddhist monks and nuns the right to practice and spread their religion. While burning Thich Quang Duc never moved a muscle.

The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire (1911)

Picture of bodies at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company. Company rules were to keep doors closed to the factory so workers (mostly immigrant women) couldn't leave or steal. When a fire ignited, disaster struck. 146 people died that day.

Segregated Water Fountains (1950)

Picture of segregated water fountains in North Carolina taken by Elliott Erwitt.

Portrait of Winston Churchill (1941)

This photograph was taken by a Canadian photographer, Yousuf Karsh, when Winston Churchill came to Ottawa. The portrait of Churchill brought Karsh international fame. It is claimed to be the most reproduced photographic portrait in history. It also appeared on the cover of Life magazine.

Karl Marx (1848)

Karl Heinrich Marx was a German Jewish philosopher, political economist, sociologist, humanist, political theorist, revolutionary, and communist icon. He approach to history and politics is indicated by the opening line of the first chapter of The Communist Manifesto (1848)