Saturday, November 29, 2008

mumbai finally over

Taj operation finally over, casualty figure very high

More than two days later, the Taj operation has finally reached its end as the NSG commandos take control of the hotel. According to sources, casualty figures at the Taj are very high.

The sixth floor of the hotel is completely gutted in fire and can't be reached. So, the commandos are finding it pretty hard to sanitise the floor.

According to latest reports, at least 195 people have died and 300 are injured during the 60-hour mission carried out by the security forces against the terrorists.

Describing the mission as successful, the NSG sources said that 11 terrorists have been killed in the mission and one has been caught alive.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has called an all-party meeting on Sunday. The US Ambassador has also voiced his concerns to help India by saying that America is duty-bound to cooperate with India.

All the victims of Mumbai terror attacks were taken to various hospital across the city and out of those, 26 bodies lie unclaimed in the state run JJ hospital.

Two of the hotel staffers have also been rescued and the security forces are now destroying ammunition in the hotel.

Meanwhile, Karmabir, the general manager of Taj who lost his wife and children, is still at work.

The sources also said that the internal structure around the fourth and the sixth floor of the Taj may be in danger, sources added.

Earlier, describing Saturday's operation, NSG chief J K Dutt said that a fire had been started in the hotel by NSG commandos to smoke out terrorists. However, the mopping up operation still on.

The NSG chief briefed the press about the ongoing operation today. He said, "The Taj encounter is over and three terrorists had been gunned down on Saturday morning. Two terrorists were gunned down on Friday."

Dutt did not officially confirmed if the operation is over. He said the operation will be over only when all rooms are sanitised. He, however, said the Taj hotel is under their control.

The NSG chief also said that one commando has been killed in the Taj operation, and some hand grenades and AK-47s have been recovered from him.

Earlier, in the wee hours of Saturday, fresh explosions were heard at the heritage hotel. There was heavy firing and explosions in Wasabi restaurant in the Taj late on Friday night. Two to three terrorists are left and are intermittently firing at NSG.

The level of battle now seems to indicate a last assault at the Taj. There is still confusion over the total number of militants inside the hotel, but there seem to be no hostages or guests inside with them.

The Army said that the NSG was in contact with one terrorist in the old wing of Taj and that the operation in Taj was also in final stages.

There was also report of one injured militant inside the Taj hotel.

According to NSG Director General: "One injured terrorist is still inside Taj hotel. The stage seems to be set for a final operation there and the media has been asked to refrain from doing any live broadcasts from outside the hotel."

NDTV is giving away fewer details to ensure that positions of the forces are not revealed.

Nariman House encounter ends

The commando operation against the terrorists at Nariman House ended on Friday.

NSG set off huge explosions to ensure no terrorist escaped and combed the building to ensure no more terrorists were left inside.

However, five hostages and two terrorists were found dead inside the building. A Jewish rabbi and his wife were among the dead at Nariman House.

NSG commandos came out of the Nariman House amid cheering crowds. Thousands of people had gathered outside the building. The Rapid Action Force even used lathis to control the crowd.

Earlier, seven hostages were taken out from the building.

Oberoi cleared

After a 39-hour ordeal, the NSG finally got success in flushing out the terrorists from the Oberoi Trident Hotel on Friday.

Describing the mission, NSG chief J K Dutt said, "Both Trident, Oberoi are under our control and both the terrorists present in these hotels have been killed."

Two AK-47 rifles, one pistol and few unexploded grenades have been seized, the NSG chief added.

According to the police, nine terrorists were killed and one was caught alive. The police said 24 dead bodies were found at Oberoi hotel on Friday, taking the total toll to 30.

At Trident, NSG commandos evacuated the people and they surrounded the Oberoi wing for the final push.

On early Friday morning, three explosions in three hours happened inside the Nariman House in Colaba, breaking the eerie silence.

The building was still in darkness when the Army closed in. Snipers took position at Nariman House. About 100 commandos went inside and helicopters circled above the building to monitor the situation.

At least 154 have been killed in the Mumbai encounter, including 14 policemen and 13 foreigners and 327 people have been injured.

Places attacked:

  • Trident Hotel, Taj Hotel, Nariman House, Wadi Bunder, Cama hospital, GT hospital, VT station, Bootleggers pub, Girgaum and Metro cinema.
  • Mumbai Sequence

    Sequence of events: Taj hotel

  • Wednesday, 11 pm: Firing around Colaba, terrorists arrive inside Taj hotel, Gateway of India.

  • 12 midnight: Firing of hand grenades inside Taj Hotel, police gheraos the hotel, ready to shoot on order, area cordoned off.

  • Thursday, 1 am: Massive blast inside the central dome of the Taj Palace hotel, flames around the structure, smoke cloud lift up to the sky, two rounds of hand grenades.

  • 2 am: One round of hand grenade thrown outside the window from Taj's heritage wing to the park infront of the Gateway; police ready to fire and enter in big numbers inside the hotel.

  • 2:30 am: Army deployed, two trucks full arrive and enter hotel lobby and outside. Media asked to move back by 100 metres. Fire spreads across top floor of Taj heritage wing.

  • 2:45 am: Some people exit from kitchen fire exit and are taken from the new wing of Taj to the back exit to leave, guided by police.

  • 3:00 am: Fire engines arrive, police sirens go off. Shooting and gunfiring heard inside lobby and heritage building. Fire spreads quickly to the left dome of the hotel, engulfs entire column in flames.

  • 3:30 am: People scream from inside the heritage building as fire spreads. People seen at windows howling for help. Fire engines start rescue, try putting out fire on top floor with water sprays.

  • 3:45 am: Fire engine ladders pull out people from windows while simultaneously trying to get the fire doused. People are slowly brought down as firemen run with search torches, break windows to pull people out.

  • 4:00 am: Men, women climb down, howling as they are rescued. Most of them say they were told to stay in their rooms. Some of them had seen the terrorists shooting around. Most of them come down shocked by smoke and firing. Ambulances take them to nearby hospitals.

  • 4:30 am: Another bout of big firing inside hotel. Action shifts from left heritage site where the fire continues to spread quickly to middle of the hotel as terrorists run from the centre dome to the new tower.

  • 5 am: Solid rounds of firing, police step up heat with commandos and bomb squads arriving. Public told to move away. Fire engines continue rescue as people are brought down. Fire flames right again, both central and left dome in fire again.

  • 5:30 am: Fire appears under control, but terrorists holed up in new tower in the exclusive club of Taj called Chambers. 100-150 locked in there, most influential corporates, businessman, policy makers at the venue. People kept hostage.

  • 6:00 am: Police, navy, army forces take control and say they are ready for encounter. Firing across the building. Windows are broken. Personnel gherao Gateway and top floors of Taj with sniper guns.

  • 7:00 am: Policemen spread across the floor on the ground of the Gateway of India. Another round of firing.

  • 8:00 am: People are brought out to the lobby, some people told to duck down behind scaffolding as a new round of firing takes place between terrorists and the police outside the main porch.

  • 8:30 am: Another 50 people are brought out of the Taj club called Chambers and taken slowly by the police in Best buses, to evacuate them.

  • 9 am: More rounds of firing, many more people stuck inside.

  • 10 am: Police almost finishes encounter, until one more round of firing happens.

  • 11 am: Many people are taken on stretchers outside in critical care vans, some alive, some injured and some dead.

  • 6:00 pm: Three fresh explosions have been reported at the Taj hotel in Mumbai on Thursday and rescue operations are on.

  • 7:00 pm: Fire flared up at hotel Taj Mahal Palace for the third time, with huge flames leaping up from the roof of the heritage old wing of the building.

  • 7:20 pm: Police says one terrorist alive inside Taj and firing at commandos.

  • On Friday, combat teams, paramilitary forces and the terrorists opened fire three times in one hour.

  • The NSG commandos launched their final assault at the Taj Mahal hotel on Saturday. Everyone took position and the terrorist encounter is still continuing. The police is saying there one or two terrorists still holed up at the Crystal Ballroom in the hotel.

  • Some people were evacuated on Friday. The lobby and porch were the key points of attack as police gherao that.

  • In the wee hours of Saturday, fresh explosions were heard at the heritage hotel. The NSG commandos started a fire in the hotel to smoke out terrorists.

  • Two of the hotel staffs were rescued on Saturday. One commando was killed in the operation.

  • Some hand grenades and AK-47s were recovered from the terrorists.

  • The NSG has said that they have the control over the hotel, but the operation will be over only when all rooms are sanitised.

  • Saturday, 2 pm: All terrorists have been killed. Meanwhile, the NSG is sanitising all the rooms.

  • Friday, November 28, 2008


    Staring at the moon so blue
    Turning all my thoughts to you
    I was without hopes or dreams
    I tried to dull an inner scream
    But you...
    Saw me through

    Walking on a path of air
    See your faces everywhere
    As you melt this heart of stone
    You take my hand to guide me home
    And now...
    I'm in love

    You took my heart away
    When my whole world was gray
    You gave me everything
    And a little bit more
    And when it's cold at night
    And you sleep by my side
    You become the meaning of my life

    Living in a world so cold (living in a world so cold)
    You are there to warm my soul (you are there to warm my soul)
    You came to mend a broken heart
    You gave my life a brand new start
    And now...
    I'm in love

    You took my heart away
    When my whole world was gray
    You gave me everything
    And a little bit more
    And when it's cold at night
    And you sleep by my side
    You become the meaning of my life

    Holding your hand
    I won't fear tomorrow
    Here where we stand
    We'll never be alone

    You took my heart away
    When my whole world was gray
    You gave me everything
    And a little bit more
    And when it's cold at night
    And you sleep by my side
    You become the meaning of my life
    You become the meaning of my life
    You become the meaning
    You become the meaning of my life


    A police officer walks with an elderly man after shootings by unidentified assailants at a railway station in Mumbai.

    MUMBAI, India (AP) — A state official says the siege has ended Mumbai's Taj Mahal hotel and the last three gunmen there have been killed.

    An official of the Maharashtra state home department, speaking on customary condition of anonymity, also said eight hostages have been freed from the Mumbai headquarters of the ultra-orthodox Jewish outreach group Chabad Lubavitch.

    He had no further details and did not identify any of those released.

    At least 119 people were killed and 288 injured when suspected Islamic militants attacked 10 sites in India's financial capital.

    A police officer stands guard after shootings at a railway station in Mumbai on Wednesday.

    MUMBAI, India (AP) — Black-clad Indian commandoes raided two luxury hotels to try to free hostages Thursday, and explosions and gunshots shook India's financial capital a day after attacks by suspected Muslim militants killed at least 119 people.

    About 10 to 12 gunmen remain holed up inside the hotels and a Jewish center, a top Indian general said. The remaining gunmen appeared to have been killed or captured, Maj. Gen. R.K. Hooda told New Delhi Television.

    Authorities said 119 people died and 288 were injured when suspected Islamic militants — armed with assault rifles, hand grenades and explosives — launched a highly coordinated attack against 10 sites in the city Wednesday night.

    Officials said eight militants were also killed.

    Taj Mahal Palace and Tower

    Dozens of people were being held hostage at the hotels, as well as a nearby Jewish center, by the well-trained and heavily armed gunmen, authorities said.

    While hostages trickled out of the hotels throughout the day, witnesses said many bodies remained inside and the two-day siege showed few signs of ending quickly. Several bodies were carried out of the five-star Taj Mahal Palace and Tower hotel.

    The attackers had specifically targeted Britons and Americans inside the hotels, witnesses said.

    Dozens of people were also apparently still hiding in their hotel rooms, terrified by occasional bursts of gunfire and explosions, as well as fires burning in parts of both hotels, and waiting for authorities to get them to safety.

    After dusk Thursday, police brought hostages out of the Oberoi, one of the city's best-known five-star hotels.

    One man, a who identified himself as a Pole but did not give his name, told reporters he had seen many bodies inside, but refused to give more details, saying he had promised police not to discuss details of the rescue operation.

    The Maharashtra state home ministry said 84 people had been freed from the Oberoi — 60 of them hostages — and dozens more were still trapped inside.

    Police said they were going slowly to protect the captives.

    Fresh explosions have been heard at the Taj Mahal hotel, where police are trying to free hostages.

    A previously unknown Islamic militant group claimed responsibility for the carnage, the latest in a series of terror attacks over the past three years that have dented India's image as an industrious nation galloping toward prosperity.

    Among the dead were at least four Australian and a Japanese national, according to the state home ministry. An Italian, a Briton and a German were also killed, according to their foreign ministries.

    A landmark of Mumbai luxury since 1903

    The most high-profile target was the Taj Mahal hotel, a landmark of Mumbai luxury since 1903, and a favorite watering hole of the city's elite.

    Police loudspeakers declared a curfew around the hotel Thursday afternoon, and commandos ran into the building as fresh gunshots rang out from the area. Into the night, brief exchanges of gunfire and explosions could be heard coming from the building.

    The attackers, dressed in black shirts and jeans, stormed into the hotel about 9:45 p.m. Wednesday and opened fire indiscriminately.

    Dalbir Bains, who runs a lingerie shop in Mumbai, was about to eat a steak by the hotel pool when she heard gunfire. She ran upstairs, taking refuge in the Sea Lounge restaurant with about 50 other people.

    They huddled beneath tables in the dark, trying to remain silent as explosions went off.

    "We were trying not to draw attention to ourselves," she said. The group managed to escape before dawn.

    The gunmen also seized the Mumbai headquarters of the ultra-orthodox Jewish outreach group Chabad Lubavitch. Around 10:30 a.m., a woman, a child and an Indian cook were seen being led out of the building by police, said one witness.

    Chabad spokesman Moni Ender in Israel said there were eight Israelis inside the house, including Rabbi Gavriel Noach Holtzberg and his wife.

    Among those foreigners still held captive in all three buildings were Americans, British, Italians, Swedes, Canadians, Yemenis, New Zealanders, Spaniards, Turks, French, Israelis and a Singaporean.

    At least three top Indian police officers — including the chief of the anti-terror squad — were among those killed, said Roy.

    The United States and Pakistan were among the countries that condemned the attacks.

    In Washington, President George W. Bush offered Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh "support and assistance" as he works to restore order in the populous and growing Southwest Asian nation, according to White House press secretary Dana Perino.

    The motive for the onslaught was not immediately clear, but Mumbai has frequently been targeted in terrorist attacks blamed on Islamic extremists, including a series of bombings in July 2006 that killed 187 people.

    An Indian media report said a previously unknown group calling itself the Deccan Mujahideen claimed responsibility for the attacks in e-mails to several media outlets. There was no way to verify that claim.

    Magnus Ranstorp, a terrorism specialist with the Swedish National Defense College, said there are "very strong suspicions" that the coordinated Mumbai attacks have a link to al-Qaida.

    He said the fact that Britons and Americans were singled out is one indicator, along with the coordinated style of the attacks.

    India's prime minister blamed "external forces."

    "The well-planned and well-orchestrated attacks, probably with external linkages, were intended to create a sense of panic, by choosing high profile targets and indiscriminately killing foreigners," Singh said in address to the nation.

    Indian navy spokesman Capt. Manohar Nambiar said navy officers had boarded a cargo vessel that had recently come to Mumbai from Karachi, Pakistan. Hours later, he said nothing suspicious had been found on board and the ship had been released.

    Mumbai, on the western coast of India overlooking the Arabian Sea, is home to splendid Victorian architecture built during the British Raj and is one of the most populated cities in the world with some 18 million crammed into shantytowns, high rises and crumbling mansions.

    Among the other places attacked was the 19th century Chhatrapati Shivaji railroad station — a beautiful example of Victorian Gothic architecture — where gunmen sprayed bullets into the crowded terminal, leaving the floor splattered with blood.

    "They just fired randomly at people and then ran away. In seconds, people fell to the ground," said Nasim Inam, a witness.

    Other gunmen attacked Leopold's restaurant, a landmark popular with foreigners, and the police headquarters in southern Mumbai, the area where most of the attacks took place. Gunmen also attacked Cama and Albless Hospital and G.T. Hospital.

    Tuesday, November 25, 2008

    Lukisan Hidup


    Iman Maleki was born on 1976 in Tehran.
    He has been fascinated by the art of Painting since he was a child.
    At the age of 15, he started to learn painting under the mastery of his first and only teacher - Morteza Katouzian - who is the greatest realist painter of Iran.

    Astro AWANI

    Live interviewed host by Linawati, Dangsuria & Zul for WW Astro Awani

    Rancangan temubual yang menyelami pelbagai tajuk serta isu menyentuh kepentingan dan aspirasi wanita ini disiarkan secara langsung menerusi saluran 501, Astro Awani.

    You're Beautiful

    My life is brilliant.
    My love is pure.
    I saw an angel.
    Of that I'm sure.
    She smiled at me on the subway.
    She was with another man.
    But I won't lose no sleep on that,
    'Cause I've got a plan.

    You're beautiful. You're beautiful.
    You're beautiful, it's true.
    I saw your face in a crowded place,
    And I don't know what to do,
    'Cause I'll never be with you.

    Yeah, she caught my eye,
    As we walked on by.
    She could see from my face that I was,
    Fucking high,(Real version)
    Flying high,(clean version)
    And I don't think that I'll see her again,
    But we shared a moment that will last till the end.

    You're beautiful. You're beautiful.
    You're beautiful, it's true.
    I saw your face in a crowded place,
    And I don't know what to do,
    'Cause I'll never be with you.

    You're beautiful. You're beautiful.
    You're beautiful, it's true.
    There must be an angel with a smile on her face,
    When she thought up that I should be with you.
    But it's time to face the truth,
    I will never be with you.

    Had A Bad Day

    Where is the moment we needed the most
    You kick up the leaves and the magic is lost
    They tell me your blue skies fade to gray
    They tell me your passion's gone away
    And I don't need no carryin' on

    You stand in the line just to hit a new low
    You're faking a smile with the coffee you go
    You tell me your life's been way off line
    You're falling to pieces every time
    And I don't need no carryin' on

    Because you had a bad day
    You're taking one down
    You sing a sad song just to turn it around
    You say you don't know
    You tell me don't lie
    You work at a smile and you go for a ride
    You had a bad day
    The camera don't lie
    You're coming back down and you really don't mind
    You had a bad day
    You had a bad day

    Will you need a blue sky holiday?
    The point is they laugh at what you say
    And I don't need no carryin' on

    You had a bad day
    You're taking one down
    You sing a sad song just to turn it around
    You say you don't know
    You tell me don't lie
    You work at a smile and you go for a ride
    You had a bad day
    The camera don't lie
    You're coming back down and you really don't mind
    You had a bad day

    (Oooh.. a holiday..)

    Sometimes the system goes on the blink
    And the whole thing turns out wrong
    You might not make it back and you know
    That you could be well oh that strong
    And I'm not wrong


    So where is the passion when you need it the most
    Oh you and I
    You kick up the leaves and the magic is lost

    Cause you had a bad day
    You're taking one down
    You sing a sad song just to turn it around
    You say you don't know
    You tell me don't lie
    You work at a smile and you go for a ride
    You had a bad day
    You've seen what you like
    And how does it feel for one more time
    You had a bad day
    You had a bad day

    Demi Waktu

    Aku yang tak pernah bisa lupakan dirinya
    Yang kini hadir diantara kita
    Namun ku juga takkan bisa menepis bayangmu
    Yang slama ini temani hidupku

    Maafkan aku menduakan cintamu
    Berat rasa hatiku tinggalkan dirinya
    Dan demi waktu yang bergulir di sampingmu
    Maafkanlah diriku sepenuh hatimu
    Seandainya bila ku bisa memilih

    Kalau saja waktu itu ku tak jumpa dirinya
    Mungkin semua tak kan seperti ini
    Dirimu dan dirinya kini ada di hatiku

    Kekasih Gelapku

    Ku mencintaimu lebih dari apa pun
    Meskipun tiada satu orang pun yang tahu
    Ku mencintaimu sedalam-dalam hatiku
    Meskipun engkau hanya kekasih gelap ku

    Ku tahu ku takkan selalu ada untuk mu
    Di saat engkau merindukan diri ku
    Ku tahu ku takkan bisa memberikan mu waktu
    Yang panjang dalam hidup ku

    Yakinlah bahawa engkau adalah cinta ku
    Yang ku cari selama ini dalam hidup ku
    Dan hanya pada mu ku berikan sisa cinta ku
    Yang panjang dalam hidup ku

    Ku mencintaimu lebih dari apa pun
    Meskipun tiada satu orang pun yang tahu
    Ku mencintaimu sedalam-dalam hati ku
    Meskipun engkau hanya kekasih gelap ku

    Monday, November 24, 2008

    Fairuz Fauzy

    Radio interference ends Fairuz’s podium finish dream

    SEPANG: Ireland’s Adam Carroll and Switzerland’s Neel Jani will leave Malaysia with happy memories after savouring race wins but it was a miserable day for local hope Fairuz Fauzy, who lost his status as the championship leader after the third leg of the A1 Grand Prix here, yesterday.

    A place on the podium was in sight for Fairuz in the feature race when he moved into third place after 10 laps.

    But disaster struck for the team when radio interference from another team, who were calling in their driver, resulted in the Malaysian making an unnecessary third pit stop. The team could do nothing but wave him out onto the track.

    Fairuz dropped to the back of the field. He pushed hard and managed to overtake the Italian car on the last lap to claim 10th spot. The one point gained was not enough to keep Malaysia in the championship lead, slipping to fifth spot on 29 points - 14 points behind new leaders Ireland.

    Fairuz, who had started from second row after qualifying fourth fastest on Saturday, was a disappointed man when explaining what happened to him yesterday.

    “Throughout the race, my car was very strong but I just suffered a few handling problems, nothing major though,” he said.

    “The team called me in for the first pit stop, it was fine and we went out in the same position again, with the same gap to second-placed Portugal.

    “After 10 laps I was struggling with oversteer on the car. I was not sure why, maybe the rear tyres pressure was too high, or the rears had just gone.

    “I tried to radio the team, got nothing, and then I heard box this lap, box this lap, and then copy that, then I boxed.

    “When I came in, I saw the team was not ready, so I knew something was not right. I just had to carry on, but obviously I was very disappointed.”

    Fairuz was gunning for a first-ever podium finish for Malaysia in Sepang.

    “Considering we had the extra pit stop, it was a really good recovery to get that one point. I think if we did not had the pit issue, we would have had a podium. After the last pit stop, I was running about a second quicker,” said Fairuz.

    He had finished 15th in the sprint race earlier but it was not surprising, considering that he qualified 13th on the grid.

    Swiss driver Jani became the fifth different race winner as he won the sprint race comfortably from pole position in 22:41.567. It was the fourth success for Jani at Sepang since the inaugural season in 2005-2006.

    “It was a great race. We had very good pace and pit stop, so it was just a perfect race for me,” said Jani.

    However, Jani finished empty-handed in the feature race when he came in last after starting from 16th position.

    Carroll took the top honours, winning in 1’05:52.205.

    Carroll had also won the sprint race in the last round in Chengdu two weeks ago and the Irish team are the first to chalk up two race wins to deservingly head for the next round in New Zealand in two months’ time as the championship leader on 43 points. - thestar.

    Friday, November 21, 2008


    Maafkan Kami

    Maafkan kami
    Maafkan kami
    Maafkan kami
    Maafkan kami
    Maaf...kan kami

    Wahai cik adik jangan merajuk
    Maafkan kami si Bujang Lapuk

    Jikalau salah tolonglah tunjuk
    Kami rela hai kena ketuk

    Nandung-nandung dayang si nandung
    Wahai saudari maafkan kami

    Maafkan kami
    Maafkan kami
    Maafkan kami
    Maafkan kami
    Maaf...kan kami

    Kalau cik adik tak mahu maafkan
    Kami nak pindah Tanjung Rambutan

    Wahai cik sdik tidakkah kasihan
    Kami nak mati bercerai badan

    Nandung-nandung dayang si nandung
    Wahai saudari maafkan kami

    Maafkan kami
    Maafkan kami
    Maafkan kami
    Maafkan kami
    Maaf...kan kami

    Wahai cik adik jangan marah sangat
    Sedangkan Nabi ampunkan umat

    Kalau cik adik mukanya kelat
    Ke lubang jendela kami nak lompat

    Nandung nandung dayang si nandung
    Wahai saudari maafkan kami

    Maafkan kami
    Maafkan kami
    Maafkan kami
    Maafkan kami
    Maaf...kan kami

    Maafkan kami
    Maafkan kami
    Maafkan kami
    Maafkan kami
    Maaf...kan kami

    Eh... berape banyak maaf daa..


    Tuesday, November 18, 2008

    Beauty And The Beast

    Tale as old as time
    Truth as it can be
    Barely even friends
    Than somebody bends

    Just a little change
    Small, to say the least
    Both a little scared
    Neither one prepared
    Beauty and the Beast

    Ever just the same
    Ever a surprise
    Ever as before
    Ever just as sure
    As the sun will arise

    Tale as old as time
    Tune as old as song
    Bittersweet and strange
    Finding you can change
    Learning you were wrong

    Certain as the sun
    Rising in the east
    Tale as old as time
    Song as old as rhyme
    Beauty and the beast


    Say your prayers little one
    Dont forget, my son
    To include everyone

    Tuck you in, warm within
    Keep you free from sin
    Till the sandman he comes

    Sleep with one eye open
    Gripping your pillow tight

    Exit light
    Enter night
    Take my hand
    Off to never never land

    Somethings wrong, shut the light
    Heavy thoughts tonight
    And they arent of snow white

    Dreams of war, dreams of liars
    Dreams of dragons fire
    And of things that will bite

    Sleep with one eye open
    Gripping your pillow tight

    Exit light
    Enter night
    Take my hand
    Off to never never land

    Now I lay me down to sleep
    Pray the lord my soul to keep
    If I die before I wake
    Pray the lord my soul to take

    Hush little baby, dont say a word
    And never mind that noise you heard
    Its just the beast under your bed,
    In your closet, in your head

    Exit light
    Enter night
    Grain of sand

    Exit light
    Enter night
    Take my hand
    Were off to never never land


    When you say, I miss the things you do
    I just want to get back close again to you
    But for now, your voice is near enough
    How I miss you and I miss your love

    And though, all the days that pass me by so slow
    All the emptiness inside me flows
    All around and theres no way out
    Im just thinking so much of you
    There was never any doubt

    I can wait forever
    If you say youll be there too
    I can wait forever if you will
    I know its worth it all, to spend my life alone with you

    When it looked as though my life was wrong
    You took my love and gave it somewhere to belong
    Ill be here, when hope is out of sight
    I just wish that I were next to you tonight

    And though, Ill be reaching for you even though
    Youll be somewhere else, my love will go
    Like a bird on its way back home
    I could never let you go
    And I just want you to know

    I can wait forever
    If you say youll be there too
    I can wait forever if you will
    I know its worth it all, to spend my life alone with you

    Pie Jesu


    Terry Fator

    Over The Rainbow

    Connie Talbot

    Nessun Dorma

    Paul Potts


    Monday, November 17, 2008


    I can see the pain living in your eyes
    And I know how hard you try
    You deserve to have much more
    I can feel your heart and I simpathize
    And I'll never criticize
    All you've ever meant to my life

    I don't want to let you down
    I don't want to lead you on
    i don't want to hold you back
    From where you might belong

    You would never ask me why
    My heart is so disguised
    I just can't live a lie anymore
    I would rather hurt myself
    Than to ever make you cry
    There's nothing left to say but goodbye

    You deserve the chance at the kind of love
    I'm not sure i'm worthy of
    Losing you is painful to me

    I don't want to let you down
    I don't want to lead you on
    i don't want to hold you back
    From where you might belong

    You would never ask me why
    My heart is so disguised
    I just can't live a lie anymore
    I would rather hurt myself
    Than to ever make you cry
    There's nothing left to say but goodbye

    You would never ask me why
    My heart is so disguised
    I just can't live a lie anymore
    I would rather hurt myself
    Than to ever make you cry
    There's nothing left to try
    Though it's gonna hurt us both
    There's no other way than to say goodbye

    Tuesday, November 11, 2008


    “Anak yang lahir kurang daripada 6 bulan ibunya berkahwin, boleh dibinkan kepada suami ibunya, kecuali jika dinafikan oleh si suami” - Dr. Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin


    Jawatankuasa Syariah Negeri Perlis yang dipengerusikan oleh Mufti Perlis Dr. Mohd Asri bin Zainul Abidin yang bermesyuarat pada September 2008 telah memutuskan mengenai nasab anak yang tempoh perkahwinan ibubapanya kurang daripada enam bulan.

    Keputusan ini disahkan Mesyuarat Majlis Agama Islam Dan Adat Istiadat Melayu Perlis yang dipengerusikan Raja Muda Perlis Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra Ibn Tuanku Syed Sirajudin Jamalullail pada 4 November 2008.

    Maksud Fatwa:
    Seorang wanita yang berkahwin dan melahirkan anak sekalipun tempoh perkahwinannya kurang kurang daripada tempoh 6 bulan tetap boleh menasabkan (membinkan) anak yang dilahirkan kepada suaminya dengan syarat si suami tidak membantahnya.

    Di Malaysia, pihak pendaftaran enggan mendaftarkan anak orang Islam secara di ‘bin’ kan kepada bapanya jika tempoh perkahwinan mereka kurang daripada enam bulan. Dalam erti kata lain anak tersebut dianggap ‘anak luar nikah’.

    Hasil daripada peraturan ini maka ramai anak yang tidak dibinkan kepada bapa mereka. Lebih menyedihkan apabila anak tersebut mendapati hanya dia yang tidak berbinkan bapanya sedangkan adik-beradiknya yang lain berbinkan bapanya. Ini merupakan satu tekanan kepadanya yang tidak berdosa dalam perkara tersebut.

    Pihak ibubapa pula, amat sukar untuk menerangkan masalah tersebut kepada anak berkenaan kerana itu akan membuka ‘aib yang telah cuba ditutup. Di samping boleh menghilangkan rasa hormat anak kepada ibubapa yang telah insaf dan sedang membina dan mendidik keluarga. Atas keadaan tersebut maka, isu ini dibincangkan dalam Fatwa Negeri Perlis. Setelah meneliti dalil-dalil syarak dan alasan-alasan para sarjana yang berbagai, maka keputusan tersebut dibuat.

    Antara Asas Alasan:
    Dalil yang dijadikan asas perbincangan dalam kes ini adalah sabda Nabi s.a.w.: “Anak itu (nasabnya) kepada suami menyetubuhinya” (Riwayat al-Bukhari dan Muslim). Hadis ini disebutkan oleh Nabi s.a.w apabila berlaku perebutan nasab anak pada zaman baginda antara antara Sa’d bin Abi Waqqas dengan ‘Abd bin Zam’ah. Sa’d membuat tuntutan dengan mendakwa bahawa saudaranya ‘Utbah bin Abi Waqqas memberitahu bahawa anak Zam’ah yang masih budak ketika itu sebenarnya adalah anaknya. Namun ‘Abd bin Zam’ah membantah dengan menyatakan itu ialah anak ayahnya Zam’ah yang mengahwini ibu anak berkenaan. Sa’d mengukuhkan dakwaannya dengan menyatakan anak berkenaan begitu jelas menyerupai saudaranya ‘Utbah. Apabila kes ingin diangkat kepada Nabi s.a.w, baginda mendapati ternyata anak berkenaan jelas menyerupai ‘Utbah bin Abi Waqqas, saudara Sa’d. Namun baginda memutuskan anak itu ialah anak Zam’ah dengan bersabda: “Anak itu (nasabnya) kepada suami yang menyetubuhinya, sementara bagi perzinaan itu hanya kekecewaan (tiada hak yang dituntut) ”.

    Daripada hadis ini dapat disimpulkan bahawa Rasulullah s.a.w memberikan hak nasab kepada suami si isteri sekalipun anak itu ada kemungkinan anak zina. Juga hadis ini menunjukkan penyelesaian Nabi s.a.w yang tidak ingin membongkar keburukan yang lepas. Jika baginda memutuskan kes seperti itu mesti diselidiki maka sudah pasti berbagai keburukan peribadi akan terdedah dan menyebabkan keruntuhan kepada keluarga. Selagi mana si suami sendiri menerima anak itu adalah anaknya, maka tiada alasan untuk mereka yang tidak berkahwin secara sah dengan si ibu membuat tuntutan.

    Bahkan di kalangan sarjana Islam ada yang berpegang bahawa anak zina boleh dinasabkan kepada bapa zinanya sekalipun jika wanita berkenaan tidak berkahwin dengan lelaki yang berzina dengannya. Namun syaratnya mestilah wanita tersebut juga tidak berkahwin dengan lelaki lain seperti dalam kes hadis di atas. Kata Dr Yusuf al-Qaradawi: “Lelaki dan wanita yang berzina jika bertaubat kepada Allah dan ingin keluar dari yang haram kepada yang halal, dari kehidupan yang dicemari kepada kehidupan yang bersih, berubah kehidupan mereka dari zina yang haram kepada persetubuhan yang halal, maka perkahwinan mereka sah dengan ijmak (sepakat tanpa kecuali seluruh para mujtahid)…beberapa tokoh fekah salaf; ‘Urwah bin al-Zubair, al-Hasan al-Basri, Ishaq bin Rahuyah dan selain mereka berpendapat harus dinasabkan anak zina kepada bapa zinanya jika wanita berkenaan tidak pernah berkahwin (selepas itu). Pendapat ini disokong oleh Syeikhul Islam Ibn Taimiyyah dan muridnya Ibn al-Qayyim”. (lihat:

    NAMUN: Keputusan Fatwa Perlis hanya membincangkan tentang keharusan menasabkan anak kepada suami sekalipun perkahwinan itu kurang daripada enam bulan, dengan itu maka mereka yang terlibat dalam perzinaan lalu bertaubat dan berkahwin, anak yang dikandung bolehlah dinasabkan kepada si suami sekalipun baru berkahwin dengan syarat tiada bantahan daripada suami.

    Kebaikan Fatwa Ini:

    1. Menutup keaiban lepas yang berlaku kepada pasangan yang sudah berkahwin dan bertaubat.
    2. Menghilangkan perasaan malu dan terasing anak yang selama ini tidak dibinkan kepada bapanya disebabkan faktor kekurang tempoh perkahwinan.
    3. Membantu ibubapa yang terlanjur meneruskan kehidupan dan pembinaan keluarga.

    Pihak pendaftaran hendaklah memberikan hak berbinkan suami ibu (bapa) kepada anak yang lahir sama ada kurang atau lebih daripada enam bulan tempoh perkahwinan ibunya, dengan syarat si suami tidak membantah.

    Yang benar,

    Dr. Mohd Asri bin Zainul Abidin
    (Mufti Kerajaan Negeri Perlis)


    Obama - President
    Electoral Votes: 364
    Popular Votes: 65,293,083

    Electoral Votes: 162
    Popular Votes: 57,325,487

    OBAMA memang besar dan mencipta sejarah sebagai orang bukan kulit putih pertama dipilih Presiden. Tetapi ramai pelapor dan pengulas melakukan kesilapan apabila melabelkan Obama sebagai orang kulit hitam atau orang Negro.

    Obama bukan orang kulit hitam atau Negro. (Negro dalam bahasa Sepanyol (Spanish) dan Portugis bermaksud hitam, justeru itu orang kulit hitam daripada perkataan Latin Niger.) Dia berdarah campuran. Ibunya seorang kulit putih Amerika dan bapanya seorang kulit hitam Kenya.

    Bapanya bernama Barack Hussein Obama, dari suku Luo. Hari ini kebanyakan anggota suku kaum Luo beragama Kristian walaupun ada juga yang beragama Islam.

    Saya bertanya Yahoo search (pencarian Yahoo) adakah Barack Hussein Obama Sr beragama Islam? Jawapannya: “Obama Sr. was raised as a Muslim, but later became an atheist.” (Obama Sr. dibesarkan sebagai seorang Muslim, tetapi kemudiannya menjadi seorang atheist.) Atheist didefinisikan sebagai seorang yang tidak percayakan Tuhan atau menolak kewujudan Tuhan.

    Ibunya seorang wanita kulit putih Amerika bernama Ann Dunham dari negeri Kansas yang berdarah campuran Inggeris, Irish dan Jerman. Dia dikatakan seorang “
    agnostic” (orang yang mencurigai kewujudan Tuhan.) Obama pula adalah seorang penganut Kristian.

    Namun, bagi sebuah negara kulit putih yang menjadikan orang Negro hamba abdi yang boleh dijual-beli, dipaksa, diseksa dan diperkosa selama 400 tahun, kemenangan seorang berdarah campuran kulit putih dan kulit hitam adalah menakjubkan.

    Empat faktor bersekongkol untuk memberi kemenangan kepada Obama:-

    1. Karisma beliau yang menyerlah walaupun masih mudah dan baru empat tahun dalam politik kebangsaan Amerika sebagai Senator;

    2. Kebencian terhadap Presiden George W Bush dan parti Republikan, khasnya mengenai penaklukan Iraq;

    3. Krisis ekonomi yang melanda Amerika (dan dunia) bermula dengan krisis sub-prima akhir tahun; dan

    4. Peningkatan pendaftaran pengundi muda dan pengundi kali pertama, khasnya apabila Obama memang pencalonan parti Demokrat.

    Kemenangan Obama mengingatkan saya kepada Douglass Dilman, watak utama dalam novel “The Man” (1964) karya Irving Wallace. Dilman, seorang kulit hitam, menjadi Presiden Amerika apabila Naib Presiden mati dan Presiden serta Speaker Dewan Perundangan terbunuh dalam kemalangan ketika melawat ke luar negara.

    Ini menyebabkan kuasa pewarisan jatuh kepada Dilman yang memegang jawatan Presiden Pro Tempore Senat.
    Ironinya, Wallace menulis buku itu setahun sebelum Kongres meluluskan Akta Hak Mengundi 1965 (Voting Rights Act) yang memberi hak mengundi sejagat kepada orang kulit hitam.

    Sebelum wujud akta itu, pelbagai helah dilakukan, khasnya di negeri-negeri di selatan Amerika, bagi menyekat orang kulit hitam daripada menjadi pemilih dan membuang undi.
    Walaupun Amerika merdeka pada tahun 1776, namun orang Negro terus menjadi hamba abdi dan dinafikan hak asasi mereka sehingga tahun 1960an apabila berlaku Pergerakan Hak Sivil (Civil Rights Movement) orang kulit hitam yang dipelopori oleh Dr Martin Luther King yang terkenal dengan slogannya “I have a dream”.

    Pada waktu itu, rakyat pelbagai kaum, asal keturunan dan agama di negara kita sudah pun menikmati hak asasi manusia dan hak mengundi sejagat. Orang Afrika Amerika, sebagai kaum minoriti, masih miskin dan terpinggir berbanding kaum majoriti kulit putih. Kadar kemiskinan di kalangan mereka adalah 24.7 peratus pada tahun 2004.

    Berlainan halnya dengan di negara kita di mana kaum minoriti sejak merdeka lagi diberikan kuasa politik dan mendahului kaum majoriti dalam aspek pemilikan kekayaan hinggalah ke hari ini. Jadi eloklah kita dalami dan fahami sejarah negara kita terlebih dahulu sebelum kita membuat perbandingan dengan Amerika dan terlalu taasub dengan kemenangan Obama.

    Lagipun, ada pengulas mengatakan Obama mungkin lebih “dingin” terhadap isu orang kulit hitam dan kaum minoriti dalam usahanya menampilkan dirinya sebagai Presiden berdarah campuran yang adil kepada semua pihak. (


    Wasiat Imam Samudera

    “Saudara, aku wasiatkan kepada antum dan seluruh umat Islam yang telah mengazzamkan dirinya kepada jihad dan mati syahid untuk terus berjihad dan bertempur melawan setan akbar, Amerika dan Yahudi laknat.

    Saudaraku, jagalah selalu amalan wajib dan sunnah harian antum semua. Sebab dengan itulah kita berjihad dan sebab itulah kita mendapat rizki mati syahid. Janganlah anggap remeh amalan sunnah akhi, sebab itulah yang akan menyelamatkan kita semua dari bahaya futur dan malas hati.

    Saudaraku, jagalah salat malammu kepada Allah Azza Wajalla. Selalulah isi malam-malammu sujud kepada-Nya dan pasrahkan diri antum semua sepenuhnya kepada kekuasaannya. Ingatlah saudaraku, tiada kemenangan melainkan dari Allah semata.

    Kepada antum semua yang telah mengikrarkan dirinya untuk bertempur habis-habisan melawan anjing-anjing kekafiran, ingatlah perang belum usai. Janganlah takut cercaan orang-orang yang suka mencela, sebab Allah di belakang kita. Janganlah kalian bedakan antara sipil kafir dengan tentara kafir, sebab yang ada dalam Islam hanyalah dua, adalah Islam atau kafir.

    Saudaraku, jadilah hidup antum penuh dengan pembunuhan terhadap dengan orang-orang kafir. Bukanlah Allah telah memerintahkan kita untuk membunuh mereka semuanya, sebagaimana mereka telah membunuh kita dan saudara kita semuanya. Bercita-citalah menjadi penjagal orang-orang kafir. Didiklah anak cucu antum semua menjadi penjagal dan teroris bagi seluruh orang-orang kafir. Sungguh saudaraku, predikat itu lebih baik bagi kita daripada predikat seorang muslim, tetapi tidak peduli dengan darah saudaranya yang dibantai oleh kafirin laknat. Sungguh gelar teroris itu lebih mulia daripada gelar ulama. Namun mereka justru menjadi penjaga benteng kekafiran.”

    Monday, November 10, 2008


    THroUgH mY EYES...

    In my journey in this world of photography, I have encountered unforgettable places and faces.

    With my camera on hand, I am able to capture a moment worth sharing. Now, I am ready to share not only what I've seen but also what I've learned in whatever possible way there is.

    Thanks for viewing the world through my eyes. Salamat...

    Wednesday, November 5, 2008


    "If I were to describe this in the language of today’s youths, I would have to say that the wires in their heads are severed. I don’t understand why they claim that the EC is unfair."

    12 November 2007

    Mengikut sumber gambar ini milik anak Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Aziz... cuba anda banding dan fikirkan sendiri.


    Banyak gossip yang mengatakan bahawa Yasmin Ahmad dahulunya dikenali sebagai Zulkiflee Ahmad. Khabarnya, peserta akhir Bintang RTM era 70 an ini pernah merakamkan lagu Tunggulah bersama Rubiah Lubis. Lihatlah sendiri apakah ada persamaan antara Yasmin dan Zulkiflee.



    An Iraqi prisoner of war tries to calm down his child.

    A mother in South Korea apologizes and asks for forgiveness for his son who was arrested after attending a protest. He was protesting the alleged manipulations in the general elections.

    Soldiers and villagers in IRan are digging graves for the victims of the earthquake. A kid holds his father's pants before he is buried.

    February 23, Colonel Molina ve military police seizes the Parliament building in Spain. The photographer did not expect the scene, and hid the films in his shoe.

    A woman and a girl falling down after the fire escape collapses.

    February 1, South Vietnam police chief Nguyen Ngoc Loan shots a young man, whom he suspects to be a Viet Kong soldier.

    The first day of Dorothy Counts at the Harry Harding High School in the United States. Counts was one of the first black students admitted in the school, and she was no longer able to stand the harassment after 4 days.

    A mom and her children try to cross the river in South Vietnam in an attempt to run away from the American bombs.


    Hustler's Sarah Palin Spoof porn with Obama. Hustler is taking their political humor attack on Sarah Palin to a whole new level, by releasing a porn video called Obama is Nailin’ Palin.

    The crappy porn script