Wednesday, January 27, 2010

THE HUNT IS ON! JOM SERTAI KK CITY TOURISM TREASURE HUNT 2010


Dewan Bandaraya Kota Kinabalu dan Tourism Malaysia akan menganjurkan KK City Tourism Treasure Hunt 2010 sempena sambutan Ulang Tahun ke-10 Bandaraya Kota Kinabalu, pada 28 Februari 2010 di Nexus Resort Karambunai.

Kota Kinabalu City Tourism Treasure Hunt 2010 merupakan acara tahunan yang ke sembilan kalinya diadakan sejak tahun 2001. Acara ini telah menjadi acara tahunan Dewan Bandaraya Kota Kinabalu dan telah mendapat sambutan ramai dari segi penyertaan, penglibatan jabatan/agensi, tajaan dan juga jumlah hadiah. Pada penganjuran acara kali ini, jumlah penyertaan adalah dijangka sama dengan tahun-tahun yang lalu iaitu seramai 120 buah pasukan. Objektif utama acara ini diadakan adalah untuk memeriahkan acara sambutan Ulang Tahun ke-10 Bandaraya Kota Kinabalu, selain bertujuan untuk mempromosikan tempat-tempat menarik di kawasan bandar raya dan sekitarannya, dengan menjadikan kawasan-kawasan ini sebagai lokasi-lokasi/’route’ serta aktiviti rekreasi dan pelancongan sebagai ‘task’ pertandingan.

Hadiah wang tunai dan saguhati menanti pemenang di tempat ke 1-20.

Johan: RM 5000 + saguhati + sijil

Naib Johan: RM 3000 + saguhati + sijil

Tempat ke-3: RM 2000 + saguhati + sijil

Tempat ke-4 hingga ke-6: RM 500 + saguhati + sijil

Tempat ke-7 hingga ke-10: RM 200 + saguhati + sijil

Tempat ke-11 – ke-20: Hadiah saguhati + sijil

Bilangan peserta bagi setiap pasukan ialah 2 orang (minimum) – 4 orang (maksimum) dan yuran penyertaan bagi setiap pasukan ialah RM300. Borang penyertaan boleh diperolehi di Bahagian Pelancongan, Jabatan Hal Ehwal Korporat, Ting. 1, Ibu Pejabat DBKK (Norsarahana Zaki/ Emmanuel gerald) atau di Kaunter Khidmat Pelanggan (Tingkat bawah, Ibu Pejabat, DBKK). Untuk pertanyaan lanjut, sila hubungi Fauziahton Ag. Samad (088-521777) atau Norsarahana Zaki (088-521776).

Joji - Berubah



Joji-Berubah..

New Song from our Local Talents.. Lets us enjoy it together..

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Trip to Tawau and Semporna

Every year, i involve directly in organizing Sabah Fest. So the theme for this year is The Legend, and the committee decided to choose The Legendary Quest of Puteri Salamiah, Bohey Dulang. On the 18th to 21th , we done some research about this Legend at Tawau and Semporna. Below are some pictures:
Starfish at Pulau Maiga Semporna.. how dare the people there capture it and put at the sandy beach.. i put it back at the salty water.. yeah.. cute bah pula kan...
Guess what?? hmm.. hehe.. Toilet.. huhu
Background: Pulau Bohey Dulang
Shooting.. Puteri Salamiah scene..
Beautiful Sandy Beach
The children.. huh! they can't speak malay properly.. kasian bhah durang ni teda sekolah. we should educate them, atleast they can read and write..
Their Home.. huh.. i almost can't believe it..
Housing area... yups.. now i believe it..
Unique .. made by Coconut leaves..
Their Pets.. Gobuk.. feeding time.. hehe
part of the island view..
Rumpai Laut.. one of their business
Anjing Darat yg kana bawa p pulau.. so .. Anjing laut juga la kan..

White sandy beech.. huh.. beautiful..
Sabah Park Boat..our transport
My friend call it Adidas Tambunan .. Adidas Kampung.. i'm happy having this shoes
My Self, Susan, Sara
a part of Bohey Dulang View
Bohey Dulang
At Semporna Jetty.. he is sleeping..
Fisherman Boat.. is it safe? i wonder, how they struggle with the storm.. huh..
Interview session
Pasar Ikan Masin Tawau.. singgah sekejap bah..
Interview Session
Nah, this is the Nabawan- Tawau road.. mud road..
Our Car painted with mud.. wow rock!
Maliau Basin
Maliau Basin
Maliau Basin Sinage

The end.. hehe.. any inquiries, just ask yeah!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Stop Blogging???


I Decided not to delete my Blog but... STOP from Blogging!!!...

I found that Blogging is enjoy! but i will continue...NEXT WEEK YEAH!!

haha..

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Drop using word “Allah”???

KOTA KINABALU: Council of Justice of Peace Malaysia president Clarence Bongkos Malakun is asking Christians to take stock and drop using the term “Allah” in the interest of national security and public order.
He believed the Catholic Archbishop, Murphy Pakiam, had already made a good point for the “Herald” on the constitutional rights of the non-Muslim religion to use the word “Allah” by winning “the first round at the court”.
“It is now perhaps the right time for us Christians, in particular Catholics, to take stock of the situation and in the interest of national security and public order to willingly drop the use of the word “Allah” in order to pacify the feelings of our Muslim brothers who were angered by the High Court ruling,” he said.
“Instead of insisting the right to use the word Allah, the Catholics should just use Tuhan or Tuhan Yang Mahakuasa. We should not argue that Allah is commonly used by Christians in Indonesia or Egypt or Yemen. “We are not in Indonesia nor in Egypt, Iraq or in Yemen. We are in Malaysia and so we should follow what is justifiably sensible law or rules in Malaysia,” he said. “Let us therefore allow our Muslim brothers to have exclusive use of the word ‘Allah’ so that for all eternity, we can all live in peace and harmony in Malaysia.
“The Home Ministry may then allow the Herald to live in peace. The Holy Bibles, if already printed with the word “Allah” can always be replaced and perhaps the Government can consider giving special allocation to replace them.
“The Home Ministry should also consider giving the church authorities permit to print the Holy Bible in Bahasa Malaysia, which had caused the Christians to buy Bibles from Indonesia in the first place because they could not easily get them in Malaysia,” he said.
He said non-Muslims in Sabah may validly argue that they had been using the word “Allah” even before Malaysia was formed.
“But after having seen the latest burning of some churches in West Malaysia, we should now quickly come to terms with the matter and come up with a solution without wasting time to wait for the Court of Appeal verdict.
“The Christians must understand that our Muslim brothers are angry because they feel that the word Allah is traditionally used in Malaysia to refer to the Islamic concept of God.
“Allah to them is perceived to be radically different from the ‘God’ that the Christians venerate and adore,” he said.
Malakun said he was aware that many fellow Christians would disagree and perhaps “start to condemn me” but “if we are really true Christians, we should be forgiving, reasonable and peace loving people”.
“Why do we fight over a word? What do we really gain by winning the legal battle to use the word Allah? Why do we really need the court of law to grant us the right to use of the word Allah?
“Did our Father in Heaven ask us to go to the court in order that His name be officially confirmed or endorsed by the courts as Allah?
“Did not the Lord Jesus say somewhere in the Bible that we should be forgiving, merciful and kind to our fellow human beings and to love our neighbours as we love ourselves?,” he said.
Malakun, who is also the Chairman of the Institute for Development Studies (Sabah-IDS) doubted whether the followers of Christianity in Malaysia would suddenly decrease or increase by 10-fold if the church can no longer use the word Allah.
“We sometimes hear people spontaneously shout Puji Tuhan! or Praise the Lord! in the church. They never say “Puji Allah!”. “If the Government decides that non-Muslims should not use the word Allah then we should just try and comply without going to the courts.
I do not think that many of us became Christians in the first place, simply because the court of law decided that for us,” he said.
Having understood the Muslim concept of God or Allah, he said the Christians should be willing to reconcile for in Malaysia it is enshrined in the Constitution that Islam is the official religion.
“The ultras will gain strength if we push too far on the issue and if the reasonable and liberal Malay leaders are out, things can become worse as what happened in Iran after the Shah was pushed out of power,” he said.
Malakun sympathised with the Judge who was first assigned to hear the case and also the Judges at the Court of Appeal and perhaps later at Federal Court level, who have to make a decision either for or against their respective belief or religion.
“We should consider the difficulty faced by the Federal Government, as well as by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong as head of Islam, as well as the various Rulers who are pressured by their subjects to make a stand on this Allah issue,” he said.
Towards this end, he urged the Catholic Church to be careful not to be seen as leading the “fight” against the Government while the rest of the Christian denominations as well as the Hindus and the Buddhists are officially not joining in the court case.
“The Archbishop must be careful not to be used or prodded from the back.
If anything goes bad, the Catholics in Malaysia would be blamed but if there is any good coming out of the situation, the silent ones might also claim the same benefits for their own group,” he said.
If the Christians could agree to forgot the use of the word “Allah”, he believed there would be a lasting peace and understanding between the various faiths in Malaysia.
“The Federal Government under Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak will surely be beholden to the Christian leaders for their willingness to compromise and assist the Prime Minister as well as the Yang di-Pertuan Agong in solving one very sensitive and explosive issue,” said Malakun who joined is a member of Upko led Bernard Dompok.

Do you agree with This????

Friday, January 8, 2010

Protests over 'Allah' ruling embarrassing

Protests over 'Allah' ruling embarrassing

A Rahman
Jan 6, 10
6:31pm

I refer to the Malaysiakini report Home Ministry applies for stay on 'Allah' ruling.
I fail to understand the logic of some of my fellow Muslims protesting in Penang and the federal government's (our prime minister, the Prime Minister's Department, the home minister and home ministry) stand to appeal over the High Court's decision over this issue. Why should Muslims get 'heated up' ?

The reasons given were:

1. As quoted by Syed Hassan Syed Ali, secretary-general of Malay rights group Pribumi Perkasa: 'We fear that the court victory will mean that Christian missionaries will now use the word, confusing (the identity of) Muslims and undermining religious harmony.' This is the 'confusion theory' that has been given as a reason. There is also a claim by the federal government that it will threaten national security.

2. Due to this 'confusion', it seems we Muslims are not able to distinguish between the 'Allah' of the Christians or that of the Muslims.
Now, when we debate this matter, it has to be done with a sound mind and a clear understanding of whether the ban on the term 'Allah' was done fairly to us Muslims and non-Muslims alike. Consider the facts :

1. The word 'Allah' has been used by pre-Islamic Arabs for God. There is evidence that the word 'Allah' existed before the birth of Muhammad (PBUH) for thousands of years. It is probably the oldest name man used to call God. Prophet Muhammad's father's name was Abdullah (The slave of Allah). This name was common among the Arab pagans and Jews. Abdullah bin Salam was one of the first Jews to convert to Islam in Medina.

2. We know for a fact that the Arabic Christians still use the term 'Allah' for their God. The word Allah is used in all Arabic translations of the Bible.

3. Our Sarawak and Sabah non-Muslim indigenous people have been using the word 'Allah' for God since the 1800s. I have seen, via the Internet, an 1818 version of the Christian bible, with the words 'Allah'. I am not sure of its origins though but it makes use of the word 'Allah'.

4. Other religions too do make mention of 'Allah' as their God.

a. 'Allah' in Sikhismis one of the names by which Gurunanak Sahib refers to God.

b. 'Allah' in Hinduism

i. 'Allah' in Rigveda Book 2 Hymn 1 Verse 2. Even in the Rigveda which is the most sacred scripture of the Hindus, one of the attributes given to God Almighty in Book No 2 Hymn No 1 verse II, is 'Ila' which if pronounced properly is the same as 'Allah'.

ii. Allo Upanishad. Amongst the various Upanishads, one is named as 'Allo' Upanishad in which God is referred to as 'Allah' several times.

5. I remember too that in the Quran, it states that the Christians do call their God as 'Allah', This in Al-Qur'an 5:72-73.

I am not an Islamic scholar but claiming that the use of the word 'Allah' would confuse us Muslims is really rubbish and to go beyond to claim that it will threaten national security is preposterous. Are we so weak in our faith that we cannot differentiate and we would turn apostates easily just because of the works of some Christian missionaries using this word?

Do Muslims in Sabah and Sarawak get confused? Come on, this is an insult to us Muslims. Are we saying we do not have depth in our faith that we can simply convert out of Islam just because of this? Does our Islamic faith carry such teachings? Is this more of the work of Man rather than of Allah?
We do not need Islamic scholars to tell us this. True Muslims do not need the government and self-proclaimed champions such as these Muslim groups to protest on our behalf. Their very act of claiming to protect our faith shows how shallow-minded these people are - both the protestors and the government.

They seem to capitalise on the political aspect of the situation rather than championing for the true cause of Islam. I'm not sure whether these protestors themselves understand the logic of why they are protesting. This is embarrassing us Muslims - not protecting our Islamic interests.
I shared this news with a few of my old Muslim friends overseas in Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Indonesia and Jordan via e-mail. They could not even believe me when I told them that the Malaysian government bans the use of this word and that some Islamic groups protested in support. They thought I was joking!

We should observe fair administration due to the fact that many of our ministers and department heads are Muslims. We should have treated the non-Muslims fairly as well. The government has confiscated 15,000 Malay bibles of the indigenous people of Sabah and Sarawak even though the word 'Allah' has been in use since 1800s.

This news has been published throughout the world. We impose and claim exclusiveness on the word 'Allah' when such as act is not even found in our Islamic faith while our Holy Quran even says that Christians do, in fact, use the word 'Allah'. Is this how Muslim leaders act? Is this called fairness to the peoples of other faiths?

You know what is the talk of the town now? That the court of appeal will override the high court decision. This is already expected by the man-on-the-street. So predictable that many of my non-Muslim friends are betting on the odds that it will be overturned. This makes our court of appeal a 'kangaroo court'. Is this how the people should think of our government - of which the majority of leaders are Muslims ?

We talk so much about this '1Malaysia' and 'People First' (Rakyat di Dahulukan). Looks like this is just more empty talk. We are back to square one as far as the man on the street is concerned . The Muslim leaders in the government and some self-proclaimed 'champions of Islam' are the ones giving Islam a bad name, sad to say.

All I am saying is let us put this issue to rest with the high court's decision and let us move on as Malaysians. If this issue of using the word 'Allah' by any other religion is not prohibited by any our Islamic teachings as spelled out in the Holy Quran and the Hadith, then what is the fuss by some misinformed Muslims?

Further appeals and counter-appeals would do more damage to the nation's reputation in the eyes of the international community and to the unity of the various races of different creed within Malaysia. To the prime minister and the home minister, shouldn't the government act like true and just Muslim leaders and spend more time rectifying the economic situation rather than appealing over this issue?


Dearest Friend.. let us think about this..