Monthly Archives: June 2009

Michael Jackson will be buried as Muslim – Insya ALlah..

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Jermaine Jackson publicly confirms the death of his singer brother Michael Jackson, asking reporters to give the family some time to grieve and respect their privacy.

While news regarding Michael Jackson’s death keeps inundating the web, his family has just released a public statement to the many awaiting reporters gathering outside U.C.L.A. Medical Center, where the late singer was pronounced dead for a reported cardiac arrest. On Thursday, June 25, the same day the King of Pop passed away, his brother Jermaine Jackson faced the press, sharing with them few details surrounding Michael’s death. “My brother, the legendary king of pop, Michael Jackson, passed away on Thursday, June 25, at 2:26 P.M.,” Jermaine told the media shortly before 6:30 P.M. After taking deep breath, he then continued stating, “It is believed he suffered cardiac arrest in his home. However, the cause of his death is unknown until the results of the autopsy are known.” Appearing obviously distraught, Jermaine went on revealing, “The personal physician who was with him at the time attempted to resuscitate my brother. As did paramedics who transported him to the hospital. Upon arriving at the hospital at approximately 1:14 P.M., a team of doctors, including emergency physicians and cardiologists, attempted to resuscitate him for a period of one hour and they were unsuccessful.” He then ended his statement, saying “Our family requests that the media please respect our privacy during this tough time, and may Allah be with you Michael, always.” TMZ has the footage of Jermaine’s speech.

http://www.aceshowbiz.com/news/view/00025281.html

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Michael Jackson buried as Muslim?

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Al Fatihah to Mikaeel.

Surah 39, Ayah 42 “It is Allah that takes the soul (of men) at death; And those that die not (He takes) during their sleep: those on whom He has passed the decree of death, He keeps back (from returning to life), but the rest He sends (to their bodies) for a term appointed. Verily in this are signs for those who reflect”

I have no idea whether he will be buried as a Muslim or not.  If it is, He will be doing a great da’wah by reminding people of the world that no one will escape from death and there is Hereafter worth to ponder.

All the best my brother.

Shahrul Peshawar.

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Beria-ia nak lawan komunis pun tapi tak kan sampai jilat penjajah kot?

MENGKHIANATI PERJUANGAN KEMERDEKAAN

Kasar tajuk blog saya kali ni, tapi itulah hakikatnya – kalau naik kapal terbang kena bayar harga kapal terbanglah – tak kan lak bayar harga naik feri.

Apalah bodoh nya Pegawai Daerah Hulu Selangor nie?  Daripada membazir duit tu, baik bagi pada perajurit tanahair yang mempertahankan negara nie.  Kalaupun kalut nak tunjuk kat Boss awak tu tak suka komunis tapi tak perlulah sampai nak jilat penjajah.  Kalau nak buat “signboard” tu dulu lagi boleh buat kenapa sekarang?  Tak cukup ke dengan nama jalan yang dinamakan dengan nama Henry Gurney? dan sekolah budak jahat yang dinamakan dengan namanya jugak? 

Tahu tak Henry Gurney nie sapa? dia nie wakil penjajah.  Penjajah Inggeris yang menjajah negara ini secara paksa dan kekerasan.  Penjajah yang membunuh pahlawan seperti Tok Janggut, yang memburu Mat Kilau dan Dato Bahaman, yang membuang Abdul Rahman Limbung.  Penjajah yang mengakibatkan negara bangsa Melayu terpecah di belah utara dan selatan.  Kita hilang Pattani, Setul, Phuket, Songkhla semuannya gara-gara perjanjian British dan Siam. 

Henry Gurney adalah Ketua Setiausaha Kerajaan British yang bertanggungjawab dalam pembentukan negara haram Israel tahun 1948.  Merampas tanah umat Islam Palestin untuk mendirikan sebuah negara Zionis dan hari nie satu mamat yang dapat jawatan DO, tak pernah jumpa Henry Gurney pun, tapi Jilat licin .

Apalah punya Pegawai Daerah?  Adalah maruah sikit… malu kat pejuang Melayu yang mengalirkan darah menentang Inggeris di Nusantara nie…

http://www.bernama.com/bernama/v3/news_lite.php?id=419603

SHAHRUL PESHAWAR – mengampu pun kena cerdik…

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How Lucky You Are…

I received an email from my X-Manager in Global Peace Malaysia – Bro. Shirajuddin with plenty of photos of those less fortunate… I added it with my own collections and here it is…

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your children doesnt have to face this situation.

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father is dead, please help me..

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you were not in a frontier alone…

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Give no reason for seeking job

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Where there is a will, there will be always a way

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you dont have to do this for your breakfast, lunch and dinner

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you may face traffic jammed on the way to office, but not this one

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at her age, she should take rest but who will feed her then?

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thank god, I love my present job…

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You dont have to go all this for your living…

So, think and see how lucky you are.

SHAHRUL PESHAWAR, Alor Setar

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Kenya: A growing refugee crisis


NAIROBI, 19 June 2009 (IRIN) – Ever-worsening security in Somalia is prompting large numbers of civilians to flee into Kenya, where facilities to host them are stretched to bursting point, raising fears of a major refugee crisis.

Dadaab in eastern Kenya, is home to an estimated 279,000 mainly Somali refugees – triple its designated capacity. Its Dagahaley, Hagadera and Ifo camps together comprise the largest refugee site in the world.

Kenya’s closure of its Somali border in January 2007 did little to stem the tide. “On average, about 7,000 Somali refugees are coming into the country every month this year,” Kellie Leeson, International Rescue Committee (IRC) country director for Kenya, told IRIN.

“We need more land for Dadaab to spread the camp out so that people can live in dignity,” she said. The UN Refugee Agency (UNCHR) is talking with the Kenyan government in an effort to obtain more land.

IRC is providing healthcare services in Dadaab as well as water and sanitation services in Kakuma camp, northwestern Kenya.

“The high [refugee] population has made it extremely challenging to deliver services,” Leeson said. “Water has been a really big challenge as well as provision of adequate latrines.”

Overcrowding

“The overcrowding [in Dadaab] means that international standards for basic services are not being met,” according to Refugees International.

“There is a shortfall of 36,000 latrines and 50 percent of the refugees have access to less than 13 litres of water per day,” the NGO said in recent special report on Somali refugees.

The agency went on to appeal for the reopening of a reception centre for Somali refugees shut by the Kenyan authorities in May 2008. “This will ensure an orderly and humane screening and registration process, while having the added benefit for the Kenyan government of reducing cross-border security threats.”

On this point Leeson said: “Health screening at a border reception centre is needed in order to prevent the spread of disease inside the congested camps.”

In March, Human Rights Watch (HRW) warned that Kenya was in the midst of a rapidly escalating refugee crisis.

Between August 2008 and the end of February 2009, “just over 35,000 new arrivals [in Dadaab] received no shelter and have been forced to sleep under open skies in makeshift shelters that provide little protection from the harsh weather, or in cramped confines with relatives or strangers who were already living in conditions well below minimum humanitarian standards,” HRW said.

Soured relations

Relations with the surrounding Kenyan population have also at times soured. “The host community is struggling especially with the high food prices and drought,” Leeson said. IRC, along with UNHCR, and other partners, is working with local community leaders in an effort to prevent conflict in Dadaab and Kakuma.

The local community neighbouring Dadaab has in the past resisted the expansion of the camp boundaries, saying it is already encroaching on their land.

In Kakuma, most of the refugees are of Somali origin, coming either via Dadaab or Nairobi. Its population has almost halved since 2006 due to the large scale repatriation of its Sudanese population in the wake of a 2005 peace accord.

“Now there are about 42,000 refugees remaining in the camp, who can’t yet return home, and are fully dependent on [external support],” she said.

“A lot of people thought Kakuma would just go [away],” she said, “But the numbers of refugees are still high and we must meet their urgent needs.”

Dependency

A statement by the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) said: “Ten percent of the refugees in Kakuma have lived in the camp for over 10 years, some longer than 15 with no perspective and no hope of a durable solution. This causes dependency and problems with the local community.”

According to JRS, societies and governments tend to perceive refugees as a problem. “But, we need to see that behind the large numbers are human beings like you and me. They have been uprooted from their countries by conflict, persecution or violence,” said Frido Pflueger, JRS/Eastern Africa director.

IRC’s Leeson urged the Kenyan government to also fully implement its own Refugees’ Act of 2006. “On paper, the act gives rights to refugees, but in practice it is not yet fully enforced and many people in positions of authority aren’t aware of its content or the rights it confers,” she said. “We also urgently need extended funds as the [refugee] population continues to grow,” she said.

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1.02 billion people hungry: One sixth of humanity undernourished – more than ever before

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Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Date: 19 Jun 2009 Rome, 19 June 2009 –

World hunger is projected to reach a historic high in 2009 with 1 020 million people going hungry every day, according to new estimates published by FAO today. The most recent increase in hunger is not the consequence of poor global harvests but is caused by the world economic crisis that has resulted in lower incomes and increased unemployment.

This has reduced access to food by the poor, the UN agency said. “A dangerous mix of the global economic slowdown combined with stubbornly high food prices in many countries has pushed some 100 million more people than last year into chronic hunger and poverty,” said FAO Director-General Jacques Diouf.

“The silent hunger crisis — affecting one sixth of all of humanity — poses a serious risk for world peace and security. We urgently need to forge a broad consensus on the total and rapid eradication of hunger in the world and to take the necessary actions.” “The present situation of world food insecurity cannot leave us indifferent,” he added. Poor countries, Diouf stressed, “must be given the development, economic and policy tools required to boost their agricultural production and productivity. Investment in agriculture must be increased because for the majority of poor countries a healthy agricultural sector is essential to overcome poverty and hunger and is a pre-requisite for overall economic growth.”

“Many of the world’s poor and hungry are smallholder farmers in developing countries. Yet they have the potential not only to meet their own needs but to boost food security and catalyse broader economic growth. To unleash this potential and reduce the number of hungry people in the world, governments, supported by the international community, need to protect core investments in agriculture so that smallholder farmers have access not only to seeds and fertilisers but to tailored technologies, infrastructure, rural finance, and markets,” said Kanayo F. Nwanze, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

“For most developing countries there is little doubt that investing in smallholder agriculture is the most sustainable safety net, particularly during a time of global economic crisis,” Nwanze added. “The rapid march of urgent hunger continues to unleash an enormous humanitarian crisis. The world must pull together to ensure emergency needs are met as long term solutions are advanced,” said Josette Sheeran, Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme.

Hunger on the rise Whereas good progress was made in reducing chronic hunger in the 1980s and the first half of the 1990s, hunger has been slowly but steadily on the rise for the past decade, FAO said. The number of hungry people increased between 1995-97 and 2004-06 in all regions except Latin America and the Caribbean. But even in this region, gains in hunger reduction have been reversed as a result of high food prices and the current global economic downturn (see background note).

This year, mainly due to the shocks of the economic crisis combined with often high national food prices, the number of hungry people is expected to grow overall by about 11 percent, FAO projects, drawing on analysis by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Almost all of the world’s undernourished live in developing countries. In Asia and the Pacific, an estimated 642 million people are suffering from chronic hunger; in Sub-Saharan Africa 265 million; in Latin America and the Caribbean 53 million; in the Near East and North Africa 42 million; and in developed countries 15 million in total.

In the grip of the crisis The urban poor will probably face the most severe problems in coping with the global recession, because lower export demand and reduced foreign direct investment are more likely to hit urban jobs harder. But rural areas will not be spared. Millions of urban migrants will have to return to the countryside, forcing the rural poor to share the burden in many cases. Some developing countries are also struggling with the fact that money transfers (remittances) sent from migrants back home have declined substantially this year, causing the loss of foreign exchange and household income.

Reduced remittances and a projected decline in official development assistance will further limit the ability of countries to access capital for sustaining production and creating safety nets and social protection schemes for the poor. Unlike previous crises, developing countries have less room to adjust to the deteriorating economic conditions, because the turmoil is affecting practically all parts of the world more or less simultaneously. The scope for remedial mechanisms, including exchange-rate depreciation and borrowing from international capital markets for example, to adjust to macroeconomic shocks, is more limited in a global crisis.

The economic crisis also comes on the heel of the food and fuel crisis of 2006-08. While food prices in world markets declined over the past months, domestic prices in developing countries came down more slowly. They remained on average 24 percent higher in real terms by the end of 2008 compared to 2006. For poor consumers, who spend up to 60 percent of their incomes on staple foods, this means a strong reduction in their effective purchasing power. It should also be noted that while they declined, international food commodity prices are still 24 percent higher than in 2006 and 33 percent higher than in 2005.

The 2009 hunger report (The State of Food Insecurity in the World, SOFI) will be presented in October.

Online news from FAO: http://www.fao.org/newsroom/

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