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MANIFESTASI MASYARAKAT YANG SEDANG TENAT

In 1 on February 28, 2010 at 8:36 am

Apa dosaku untuk diperlakukan sebegitu rupa??!!!

Di mana ibu, datuk nenek, jiran tetangga serta qariah Kampung Batu 30, Ulu Yam Lama, Batang Kali Selangor ketika aku didera dan dikasari sehingga menemui ajalku??!!!

Di mana institusi keluarga, surau, masjid, JKKK, Polis dan sebagainya yang sanggup membiarkan pembunuhku bersekedudukan dengan ibu sejak enam tahun lalu sehingga melahirkan seorang anak luar nikah??!!!

Gurauan terakhir

KUALA KUBU BHARU: “Dia menggelar saya monyet manakala neneknya, Azizah Budin, 46, sebagai buaya.

“Itulah gurauan terakhir dan antara kenangan yang tak mungkin kami lupakan,” kata Aziz Sahar, 50, (gambar) menceritakan kerenah cucunya, Syafia Humairah Sahari, 3, yang maut dibelasah teman lelaki anaknya, Siti Nurhanim, 25, kelmarin.

Difahamkan, kali terakhir Aziz dan Azizah bertemu dengan cucu kesayangan mereka itu pada Rabu lalu.

Menurut Aziz, cucu keduanya itu seorang kanak-kanak yang sensitif dan berperwatakan melucukan. Namun, dia pengubat buat kami sekeluarga,” katanya ketika ditemui di Hospital Kuala Kubu Bharu (KKB) semalam.

Aziz berkata, mereka sekeluarga hanya mengetahui mengenai kejadian ini jam 12 tengah malam semalam selepas dihubungi Nurhanim.

“Berderau darah saya sebaik dimaklumkan mengenai kejadian itu manakala isteri, Azizah pengsan sejurus kemudian.

“Kami sekeluarga bergegas ke hospital untuk melihat keadaan Syafia,” katanya.

Menurut Aziz, dia mendakwa tidak sanggup untuk melihat kesan lebam di seluruh muka cucunya itu termasuk kesan berbirat di seluruh tubuhnya.

“Mana tidaknya, boleh dikatakan seluruh muka Syafia lebam manakala tubuhnya pula dilihat mempunyai kesan berbirat.

“Saya percaya lelaki itu memukul Syafia menggunakan benda tumpul seperti tali pinggang atau ranting kayu….jika tidak mustahil kesan seperti itu akan berada di tubuhnya,” katanya.

Metro

‘Bapa tiri’ lari lepas hantar ke hospital

KUALA KUBU BHARU: “Suspek mengaku dirinya bapa tiri kepada Syafia Humairah Sahari, 3, ketika menghantarnya ke Hospital Kuala Kubu Bharu (KKB) di sini, untuk mendapatkan rawatan.

“Dia juga mendakwa mereka terbabit dalam kemalangan menyebabkan anak tirinya itu cedera serius,” kata Ketua Polis Daerah Hulu Selangor Superintendan Norel Azmi Affandi Yahya, ketika diminta mengulas mengenai taktik dilakukan teman lelaki kepada ibu mangsa ketika menghantar kanak-kanak itu ke hospital untuk mendapatkan rawatan.

Namun, rahsia sebenar mengenai dakwaan berkenaan terbongkar apabila pihak hospital mendapati terdapat kesan penderaan terhadap tubuh kanak-kanak malang itu.

Berikutan itu, pihak pengurusan hospital berkenaan segera menghubungi polis untuk memeriksa mengenai kemalangan yang dilaporkan lelaki terbabit.

Selepas yakin dakwaan lelaki terbabit satu penipuan, pihak hospital segera membuat satu laporan polis berhubung kejadian itu.

Menurut Norel Azmi, sebaik dimaklumkan mengenai kejadian itu pihaknya segera bergegas ke hospital untuk melakukan siasatan.

“Berdasarkan siasatan awal, kami (polis) dapati suspek menghantar mangsa ke hospital itu ditemani seorang rakannya.

“Dia meninggalkan kanak-kanak itu yang sudah tidak bernyawa selepas kanak-kanak malang itu dimasukkan ke dalam wad untuk pemeriksaan,” katanya ketika ditemui di Hospital KKB di sini, semalam.

Norel Azmi berkata, suspek berusia 28 tahun meninggalkan kanak-kanak itu di wad kecemasan hospital terbabit jam 8.30 malam, kelmarin.

“Ketika jururawat hendak bertanya lebih lanjut mengenai kemalangan itu, mereka melarikan diri dengan mendakwa perlu bergegas ke balai polis untuk membuat laporan,” katanya.

Difahamkan, pihak berkuasa dimaklumkan mengenai kejadian itu jam 11 malam selepas pemeriksaan pihak hospital mendapati sememangnya terdapat kesan penderaan terhadap mangsa.

Menurutnya, berdasarkan maklumat hasil pemeriksaan awal daripada pihak hospital, mangsa cedera di tubuh badan selain luka-luka di dagu, lebam di perut serta bawah telinga dan dipercayai mati ketika dalam perjalanan ke hospital.

“Kami sudah menahan teman lelaki kepada ibu mangsa yang bekerja sebagai pemandu teksi jam 3 pagi tadi (semalam) bagi membantu siasatan,” katanya.

Difahamkan, Ibu mangsa dan teman lelakinya itu menjalinkan hubungan sejak enam tahun lalu.

Norel berkata, pihaknya juga kini sedang mengesan enam lagi lelaki yang terbabit dalam kejadian berkenaan untuk membantu siasatan.

“Bedah siasat yang bermula sejak jam 3 petang semalam akan disambung semula pada jam 9 pagi hari ini. Sehingga itu, kami berharap keluarga mangsa dapat bersabar,” katanya.

mymetro
Berdepan kes bunuh, bersekedudukan

KUALA LUMPUR 27 Feb. – Pemandu teksi, yang berdepan dengan tuduhan membunuh kerana dipercayai mendera sehingga mati anak perempuan teman wanitanya, juga bakal dihadapkan ke mahkamah syariah kerana bersekedudukan dengan ibu mangsa sehingga melahirkan seorang anak luar nikah.

Timbalan Ketua Polis Daerah Hulu Selangor, DSP Bakhtiar Rashid berkata, polis akan merujuk lelaki berumur 28 tahun itu dan ibu mangsa, 25, ke Jabatan Agama Islam Selangor (JAIS) untuk tindakan lanjut setelah didapati tidak berkahwin tetapi hidup bersama sehingga mempunyai seorang anak berusia setahun enam bulan hasil perhubungan selama enam tahun.

“Ibu mangsa masih belum bercerai dengan suaminya, tetapi berlagak seperti sepasang suami isteri dengan suspek,” katanya di sini, hari ini.

Semalam, kanak-kanak perempuan, Syafia Humairah Sahari, 3, dilaporkan mati dipercayai akibat didera oleh teman lelaki ibunya di rumah mereka di Kampung Batu 30, Ulu Yam Lama, Batang Kali dekat ini, pada Khamis lepas.

Bakhtiar berkata, suspek itu kini ditahan reman tujuh hari sehingga 4 Mac ini di lokap Balai Polis Kuala Kubu Baru bagi membantu siasatan kes berkenaan.

Katanya, polis akan memohon untuk melanjutkan reman sehingga 14 hari terhadap suspek bagi menyiasat kes itu mengikut Seksyen 302 Kanun Keseksaan kerana membunuh.

Selain itu, katanya, suspek juga positif dadah setelah ujian air kencing diambil semasa dalam tahanan.

Bakhtiar berkata, polis juga akan menahan enam individu termasuk ibu mangsa dan saksi di tempat kejadian yang mempunyai kaitan dengan kes kematian kanak-kanak perempuan itu.

“Kita akan membuat tangkapan secara menyeluruh termasuk kemungkinan menahan emak (ibu mangsa) yang melakukan perbuatan sama mendera anaknya itu.

“Saksi akan turut diambil keterangan berikutan ada beberapa orang yang melihat kejadian berlaku tetapi tidak melaporkan kepada polis,” katanya.

Selain itu, katanya, polis akan mengambil keterangan bapa mangsa yang kini ditahan reman tanpa boleh dijamin di Penjara Sungai Buloh sejak 2006.

Bakhtiar berkata, hasil bedah siasat ke atas mayat Syafia Humairah di Hospital Kuala Kubu Bharu (HKKB) pada 10.30 pagi ini mendapati kematian kanak-kanak itu adalah akibat kecederaan serius berikutan terdapat pendarahan di otak dan pecah pada bahagian abdomen.

“Hasil bedah siasat yang dijalankan juga mendapati terdapat penderaan berterusan pada badan mangsa. Ada kesan-kesan kecederaan luaran yang baru dan lama dilakukan dipercayai dipukul oleh benda keras.

“Pada bahagian belakang tubuh badan mangsa pula terdapat lebam selain leher, pipi dan bahunya,” katanya.

Menurutnya, keluarga ibu mangsa telah menuntut mayat kanak-kanak itu dari Bilik Mayat HKKB pada kira-kira 1.30 petang tadi dan jenazahnya dikebumikan di Tanah Perkuburan Islam Kuang, Sungai Buloh petang ini.

Bernama/Kosmo

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MAKLUMAT TERKINI TENTANG YBK (yayasan bapa kamu)

In 1 on February 25, 2010 at 9:20 am

Pemodalan Yayasan Basmi kemiskinan (PYBK) telah melantik dua pemaju untuk memajukan tanah seluas 2,165 ekar yang diluluskan oleh kerajaan negeri terdahulu iaitu Shah Alam Properties Berhad dan Syarikat Tenaga Ehsan Sdn Bhd.

Carian di Suruhanjaya Syarikat Malaysia (SSM) YBK menunjukkan YBK hanya memiliki 12,500 unit saham dalam PYBK.

Pemegang saham lain, Prihatin Ehsan Holding Sdn Bhd memilik 6,200 unit saham manakala Fajar Synergy Sdn Bhd memiliki 6,250 unit saham.

Fajar Synergy Sdn Bhd yang dianggotai Mohd Hilmi Yusop sebagai pengarah manakala Khairul Anuar Selamat@Keliwon sebagai Pengarah syarikat dan Setiausaha syarikat.

Prihatin Ehsan Holding Sdn Bhd pula, Datuk Zainal Abidin Sakom dan Zulhairy Jalaludin sebagai Pengarah syarikat sementara setiausaha syarikat, Rahimi Mohd Noor.

Data juga menunjukkan Pengarah PYBK adalah Kamarudin Ahmad, Datuk Zainal Abidin Sakom dan Mohd Tamin Mohd Yusof.


Maklumat terbaharu mengenai YBK

SHAH ALAM, 24 Feb – Mesyuarat Majlis kerajaan Negeri Selangor hari ini meluluskan supaya kerajaan negeri mengggunakan kuasa Menteri Besar mengikut Seksyen 2C Akta Rahsia Rasmi (OSA) untuk menkelaskan semula maklumat mengenai Yayasan Basmi Kemiskinan (YBK) kepada umum.

Mesyuarat hari ini diberitahu pada 8 Mac 1995, kerajaan negeri terdahulu telah meluluskan tanah seluas 2,165 ekar kepada Pemodalan Yayasan Basmi kemiskinan (PYBK) dan melantik dua pemaju untuk memajukan tanah berkenaan iaitu Shah Alam Properties Berhad dan Syarikat Tenaga Ehsan Sdn Bhd.

Data terkini yang diperoleh dari Suruhanjaya Syarikat Malaysia (SSM) mendedahkan, PYBK bukan dimiliki sepenuhnya oleh YBK. YBK hanya memiliki 12,500 unit saham dalam PYBK.

Pemegang saham lain, Prihatin Ehsan Holding Sdn Bhd memilik 6,200 unit saham manakala Fajar Synergy Sdn Bhd memiliki 6,250 unit saham.

Fajar Synergy Sdn Bhd yang dianggotai Mohd Hilmi Yusop sebagai pengarah manakala Khairul Anuar Selamat@Keliwon sebagai Pengarah syarikat dan Setiausaha syarikat.

Prihatin Ehsan Holding Sdn Bhd pula, Datuk ZainalAbidin Sakom dan Zulhairy Jalaludin sebagai Pengarah syarikat sementara setiausaha syarikat, Rahimi Mohd Noor.

Data juga menunjukkan Pengarah PYBK adalah Kamarudin Ahmad, Datuk Zainal Abidin Sakom dan Mohd Tamin Mohd yusof.

PYBK telah membuat gadaian tanah kepada bank yang bernilai lebih RM100 juta.

Mesyuarat Exco berpendapat, penemuan mengenai milikan saham dan pelantikan pengurus projek pembangunan tanah perlu diperjelaskan kepada kerajaan neeri untuk mengenatahui jika YBK diurus dengan baik oleh PYBK.

Mesyuarat Exco jga dimaklumkan, pengerusi YBK, Datuk Zainal Abodin Sakiom didapati memiliki majoroti saham dalam salah satu syarikat yang dilantik sebegai enaku tanah iaitu Syarikat Tenaga Ehsan.

Maklumat ini antara maklumat penting yang akan didedahkan secara berperingkat menerusi kertas putih yang dijanjikkan kerajaan negeri.

Semua maklumat mengenai pengurusan YBK ini amat penting kerana melibatkan harta kerajaan negeri yang diserahkan YBK untuk program basmi kemiskinan.

Kerajaan negeri menegaskan pengurusan harta milik YBK perlu dibuat secara telus dan bertanggungjawab.

Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim/selangorkini

73 MILLIONS AMERICANS SUFFER HYPERTENSION

In 1 on February 25, 2010 at 8:49 am

This is not rocket science, the report makes clear: Cut the salt. Eat more potassium. Get some exercise. Drop 10 pounds.

Those steps could make a big difference in how many people suffer high blood pressure — 73 million at last count. Another 59 million are on the brink, with blood pressure hovering at levels officially deemed pre-hypertension. Population of USA HERE .

High blood pressure, the US second-leading cause of death, is relatively simple to prevent and treat, the institute said.

US fails to fight high blood pressure

By LAURAN NEERGAARD/AP

WASHINGTON -A critical new report declares high blood pressure in the U.S. to be a neglected disease — a term that usually describes mysterious tropical illnesses, not a well-known plague of rich countries.

The prestigious Institute of Medicine said Monday that even though nearly one in three adults has hypertension, and it’s on the rise, fighting it apparently has fallen out of fashion: Doctors too often don’t treat it aggressively, and the government hasn’t made it enough of a priority, either.

Yet high blood pressure, the nation’s second-leading cause of death, is relatively simple to prevent and treat, the institute said.

“There’s that incredible disconnect,” said Dr. David Fleming, Seattle-King County’s public health director and chairman of the IOM committee that examined how to trim the toll.

“In our country, if you live long enough, you’re almost guaranteed to get hypertension, so this is something we should all be concerned about,” added report co-author Dr. Corinne Husten of the nonprofit Partnership for Prevention.

This is not rocket science, the report makes clear: Cut the salt. Eat more potassium. Get some exercise. Drop 10 pounds.

Those steps could make a big difference in how many people suffer high blood pressure — 73 million at last count. Another 59 million are on the brink, with blood pressure hovering at levels officially deemed pre-hypertension.

So the institute urged the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention to push doctors to better treat hypertension, and to work with communities to make it easier for people to live the healthy lifestyles that can prevent it.

Hypertension competed with other disorders for the $54 million that CDC spent on heart disease and stroke prevention last year, while it cost the health care system at least $73 billion, the institute noted.

High blood pressure is sinister because it’s silent. People seldom notice symptoms until their organs already have been damaged. Hypertension triggers more than one-third of heart attacks, is a leading cause of strokes and kidney failure, and plays a role in blindness and even dementia.

Normal blood pressure is measured at less than 120 over 80. Anyone can get high blood pressure, a level of 140 over 90 or more. But leading risk factors are getting older, being overweight and inactive, and having a poor diet.

Among the committee’s findings:

_Too many doctors ignore hypertension if only the top number in a blood pressure reading — the systolic pressure — is high. That’s contrary to treatment guidelines.

_Too little potassium and too much sodium fuel high blood pressure, and only 2 percent of adults eat enough potassium, which is found in fruits and vegetables.

_CDC should work with food makers to lower the sodium hidden inside processed foods, our main source of sodium. The average adult is thought to eat about 3,400 milligrams of sodium a day; the recommended daily limit is 2,300 mg.

_If everyone who is overweight lost 10 pounds, the nation’s hypertension cases could drop 8 percent.

_The government should work with insurers to reduce or eliminate copayments for blood pressure medications, and with drug companies to simplify patient-assistance programs for the poor.

The Institute of Medicine is part of the National Academies, an independent organization chartered by Congress to advise the government on scientific matters.

SATU LAGI PEMANGKIN INFLASI SEDANG INKUBASI

In 1 on February 24, 2010 at 8:22 am

Kenapa tariff eletrik perlu naik? Untuk meningkatkan keuntungan IPP (Independent Power Producer- Pengeluar Kuasa Eletrik Bebas) seperti Genting Sanyen berlipat kali ganda

Kabinet Akan Putuskan Tarif Baru Elektrik Pada Rabu

KUALA LUMPUR, 23 Feb (Bernama) — Kabinet akan memutuskan mengenai tarif baru elektrik pada Rabu, kata Menteri Tenaga, Teknologi Hijau dan Air Datuk Seri Peter Chin Fah Kui.

Beliau berkata kementeriannya telah mengemukakan kertas cadangan mengenai semakan tarif tenaga kepada Unit Perancang Ekonomi di Jabatan Perdana Menteri.

“Sekiranya Kabinet meluluskannya, akan terdapat kenaikan, tidak mungkin penurunan,” kata beliau kepada pemberita pada majlis Tahun Baru Cina Tenaga Nasional Bhd di sini.

Mengenai peratusan kenaikan, Chin berkata: “Saya tidak boleh beritahu kerana mungkin esok Kabinet membuat keputusan lain.”

— BERNAMA
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Kenaikan Tarif Elektrik Bukti Najib Gagal Laksana Slogan 1Malaysia

SHAH ALAM, 23 Februari – Kabinet pimpinan Perdana Menteri Najib Razak akan bermesyuarat esok untuk memutuskan sama ada meluluskan kenaikan tarif elektrik.

Menteri Tenaga Teknologi Hijau dan Air Peter Chin mengesahkan pihaknya telah mencadangkan supaya kadar tarif letrik dinaikan.

Pakar Ekonomi Tony Phua berkata kerajaan Umno-Barisan Nasional akan berlaku tidak adil sekali lagi jika meluluskan kenaikan tarif elektrik itu.

Beliau berkata, sebarang kenaikan harga bukan sahaja bertentangan dengan slogan-slogan yang dicanang Najib tetapi juga membuktikan kepimpinannya lebih mengutamakan kroni-kroni dalam pengagihan subsidi.

“Kalau mereka meningkatkan tarif elektrik adalah amat tidak adil kerana buat masa ini sekiranya subsidi dikurangkan terhadap konsumer, sepatutnya subsidi yang diberikan kepada pihak penjana kuasa bebas perlu dikurangkan dahulu.

“Kenapa pihak itu dapat menikmati subsidi yang begitu lumayan dan menjamin keuntungan yang besar kepada pihak IPP tetapi bagi rakyat pula kerajaan meningkatkan harganya? Adakah ini slogan kerajaan dan Najib bahawa rakyat akan didahulukan? Buat masa ini apa yang kita nampak, kroni-kroni perniagaan-perniagan besar didahulukan manakala rakyat dibelakangi,”katanya.

Tony Phua yang juga Ahli Parlimen Petaling Jaya Utara berkata, pengurangan subsidi kepada rakyat dengan pelbagai kenaikan harga barang mencerminkan kegagalan Umno-BN menguruskan negara.

“Ini menunjukkan bahawa kerajaan Barisan Nasional tidak menggunakan wang dan pendapatan negara secara berkhemah dan telah menyebabkan sekarang kerajaan rumit kewangan iaitu tidak cukup wang dan semua subsidi dikurangkan dan semua harga dinaikkan. Menunjukkan kerajaan selama ini tidak mempunyai kecekapan dalam menguruskan isu-isu ekonomi,”katanya.

-YUSMAWATI MHD YUSOF/Selangorkini

DI MANA MARUAH KITA

In 1 on February 22, 2010 at 9:00 am

“Islam mengharamkan kita membela kezaliman walau pun dari kalangan puak kita sendiri, negara kita sendiri. Konsep keadilan Islam adalah sejagat.”

Kehakiman lemah punca negara luar campur tangan – Abdul Hadi

KUALA TERENGGANU, 20 Feb: Presiden PAS, Datuk Seri Tuan Guru Abdul Hadi Awang berkata, kelemahan proses kehakiman dan perundangan negara ini telah menyebabkan pihak luar campur tangan dan memprotes sistem kehakiman negara ini.

Beliau yang juga Ahli Parlimen Marang semasa bercakap kepada media selepas merasmikan Himpunan Pemuda Islam Kawasan Kuala Terengganu (Pemikat) 2010 di sini, semalam berkata, situasi itu mesti diperbetulkan supaya proses keadilan wujud.

Begitupun, beliau bukan ‘menyelar’ tetapi tidak bersetuju terhadap campur tangan asing dalam sebuah negara berdaulat di atas kaedah secara umum, iaitu atas prinsip hubungan luar dan diplomasi antarabangsa.

Ketika ditanya wartawan “Datuk Seri, ekoran campur tangan Australia, ada kemungkinan atau tidak PAS mengambil langkah membuat bantahan?” Abdul Hadi menjawab begini:-

“Itu kita belum lagi membuat keputusan dan kita kena kaji dahulu, kita lihatlah. Sebabnya, dalam masa yang sama kita rasa malu nak bantah orang campur tangan jika kita sendiri ada keaiban. Cara yang lebih berkesan ialah kita memperbaiki diri kelemahan kita sendiri. Itu cara yang tepat. Dan kita kena siasat secara adil terhadap diri kita sendiri. Sebabnya, Islam mengharamkan kita membela kezaliman walau pun dari kalangan puak kita sendiri, negara kita sendiri. Konsep keadilan Islam adalah sejagat.”

Berikut ialah jawaban penuh beliau kepada soalan yang dikemukakan pihak media.

Wartawan
: Dalam isu campur tangan asing, apakah pandangan PAS. Sebab, ada pihak yang membantah campur tangan tersebut?

Abdul Hadi
: Pertama, PAS sebagai sebuah parti Islam dari segi dalaman PAS mahu proses kehakiman berlaku dengan adil dan baik, khususnya mengikut konsep Islam itu sendiri yang perlu diberi hak kepada orang yang dituduh, hakim dan yang menuduh. Semua pihak mempunyai perhitungan dosa dan pahala, bukan sahaja undang-undang yang lahir undang-undang Barat. Sekiranya, masalah ini tidak selesai di atas dunia ini dengan betul, Tuhan akan selesai juga di hari kiamat. Saya beri peringatan kepada semua pihaklah. Sebab itulah, dalam Islam ini ada undang-undang hudud yang termasuk di dalamnya undang-undang qazaf, dengan saksi-saksi yang betul, yang cukup jumlahnya empat orang saksi, yang budiman, yang beriman dan berakhlak. Hakim pula mestilah orang yang beriman dan bertaqwa.

Dari segi campur tangan asing, saya sebagai rakyat Malaysia mahu negara kita sebuah negara yang berdaulat dan tidak perlu kepada campur tangan asing, apa lagi dari negara-negara barat, negara yang bukan Islam. Campur tangan ini mungkin kerana ada tempat-tempat yang boleh ditembusi oleh campur tangan asing. Saya merasakan sekiranya kita berlaku dengan adil mengikut konsep yang tepat, ada kehebatan kita dan pihak asing tidak berani hendak campur. Ini mungkin kerana ada kelemahan-kelemahan yang memberi ruang kepada pihak asing hendak campur tangan. Dengan sebab itu, kita perlu memperhebatkan kehakiman kita sendiri dan sistem kita sendiri supaya disegani oleh semua pihak termasuk pihak asing.

Jadi, pada pandangan Datuk Seri, campur tangan asing itu tidak bolehlah?

Campur tangan tidak boleh tetapi dari dalaman sendiri mesti perbaiki, mesti ada kehebatan. Ini kerana, apa yang berlaku hari ini timbul krisis ‘keyakinan’ terhadap sistem kehakiman. Dengan sebab itu, selesaikan krisis keyakinan ini dahulu. Barulah kita ada kehebatan. Jika tidak, hilang kehebatan kita.

Jadi, PAS sendiri melihat sistem kehakiman kita tidak berjalan lancar dan dipengaruhi?

Sistem kehakiman kita masih berada di bawah Jabatan Perdana Menteri, di bawah mereka yang ada kepentingan politik dan tidak ada pemisahan kuasa di antara ‘legislatif, eksekutif dan kehakiman’. Pemisahan kuasa itu tidak berlaku, sudah jadi bercelaru dan ini yang menyebabkan hilang keyakinan. Dengan sebab itu, kita mahu pemisahan kuasa itu berlaku dan barulah kehakiman itu ada kewibawaan dan ada kehebatan.

Maksud Dauk Seri, ada campur tangan dalam ‘legislatif, eksekutif dan kehakiman’ dan menyebabkan krisis?

Ya, krisis, krisis keyakinan yang berlaku.

Jadi, maksudnya badan kehakiman mesti jadi badan bebas dan tidak dipengaruhi?

Ya, bebas dan pemisahan kuasa itu ada, dengan sebab itu, kehakiman patut diletak di bawah Parlimen secara langsung atau di bawah Majlis Raja-Raja Melayu, supaya yang disebut Raja Berperlembagaan itu dipraktikkan dengan cara yang tepat.

Datuk Seri, ekoran campur tangan Australia, ada kemungkinan atau tidak PAS mengambil langkah membuat bantahan?

Itu kita belum lagi membuat keputusan dan kita kena kaji dahulu, kita lihatlah. Sebabnya, dalam masa yang sama kita rasa malu nak bantah orang campur tangan jika kita sendiri, tangan, jika kita sendiri ada keaiban. Cara yang lebih berkesan ialah kita memperbaiki diri kelemahan kita sendiri. Itu cara yang tepat. Dan kita kena siasat secara adil terhadap diri kita sendiri. Sebabnya, Islam mengharamkan kita membela kezaliman walau pun dari kalangan puak kita sendiri, negara kita sendiri. Konsep keadilan Islam adalah sejagat.

Datuk Seri, tadi kata kita rasa malu sebab ada keaiban. Apa yang dimaksudkan dengan keaiban itu?

Keaibannya ialah kita melihat tidak ada pemisahan kuasa di antara semua pihak iaitu ‘legislatif, eksekutif dan judiciary’ dan Nabi kita Muhammad s.a.w. sendiri mengajar kita pemisahan kuasa ini dalam kes yang banyak dan dalam yang mengaibkan diri Nabi sendiri. Di mana Nabi s.a.w. tidak menggunakan kuasa dia tetapi dia melantik hakim untuk menyelesaikan masalah dia sendiri. Dan hakim itu diberi hak untuk menghukum jika dia salah.

Khairul Azlam /harakahdaily

DIABETES MELLITUS: NEW EPIDEMIC

In 1 on February 19, 2010 at 8:38 am

The expert panel has suggested that the A1C assay be used to diagnose diabetes, recommending 6.5% as the diagnostic threshold, and the ADA has now accepted the suggestion. The authors noted that up to 50% of doctors were already using A1C to diagnose diabetes.
Many more factors have to be considered than just the result of one test in assessing patients’ health risk and in selecting the best treatment approach.

Re-thinking the Diagnosis of Diabetes: Is A1C the Final Answer?

Gregory A. Nichols, PhD

In July 2009, an international expert committee published a report that made the case for using the hemoglobin A1C assay to diagnose type 2 diabetes.[1] The committee included members appointed by the American Diabetes Association (ADA), the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), and the International Diabetes Federation (IDF); the report represented a “consensus view and not necessarily the view of the organizations that appointed them.” The Expert Committee said it hoped that the report “will serve as a stimulus to the international community and professional organizations to consider the use of the A1C assay for the diagnosis of diabetes.”

Since the report was published, members of the international community have convened in Vienna, Austria, at the EASD’s 45th annual meeting and in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, at the IDF’s 20th World Diabetes Congress. From comments expressed at podiums by thought leaders as well as from hallway conversations, it was clear that the Expert Committee had succeeded in its hope to stimulate discussion of the topic. Moreover, as of January 2010, the ADA now includes A1C as an appropriate diagnostic test,[2] reversing its previous position that recommended against it. The ADA seemed to rely heavily on the Expert Committee’s July report in reaching its position, because considerably less detail was included in its recommendation than might have been expected.

Chronic diseases imply damaged or dysfunctional body parts. In the case of diabetes, the dysfunction is in the body’s ability to make or use insulin. Whether diabetes begins with the inability to properly use insulin (insulin resistance) or with inadequate production of insulin (beta-cell failure) is controversial, but most diabetic patients experience both problems earlier rather than later in the disease.[3,4] From the standpoint of diagnosis, however, the origin of diabetes is an academic debate because the use or production of insulin cannot realistically be measured on a population-wide basis. Thus, we rely on the result of the dysfunction — hyperglycemia — to characterize and diagnose diabetes.

In the United States, diagnosis is typically made on the basis of fasting plasma glucose (FPG), while in Europe and in clinical trials, an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) is the preferred method. Unfortunately, both tests have rather limited overlap, meaning that most persons diagnosed by an FPG would not be diagnosed by an OGTT, and vice-versa.[5] Furthermore, the 2 tests can produce different results for the same person on different days.[3] As if that weren’t sufficiently confusing, consider that the level of hyperglycemia necessary to diagnose diabetes, by either test, is somewhat arbitrary. Because it is not clear what level of hyperglycemia represents a given level of insulin use or production, diagnosis is based on the point at which diabetic retinopathy becomes markedly more prevalent.[1] Yet neither test is used to manage diabetes once it is diagnosed — for that, we rely on A1C.[6] Given all this confusion, is it any wonder that experts are seeking an alternative to the status quo?

Use of A1C to diagnose diabetes has been considered by expert panels in the past, but the idea has been rejected.[7,8] The primary obstacle was a lack of standardization of the assay, but that is no longer the case.[9] In fact, A1C is better standardized than other measurements of glucose.[1] Other advantages of A1C include the fact that it is a better indication of overall glycemic exposure over time and that there is substantially less day-to-day variability.[10,11] From a practical standpoint, A1C is much easier to measure because it does not require fasting or timed samples, and it is currently used to manage diabetes.

There remain 2 main objections to using A1C to diagnose diabetes, both of which are mostly relevant to middle-income and developing countries. First, the cost of the assay is somewhat higher than that of the FPG or OGTT; however, if one fully accounts for the indirect costs to the patient, these may become negligible. Second, the A1C assay is not available worldwide, meaning that the same person may or may not have diabetes depending on country of diagnosis. Of course, that is no different from the way it is now, given the differential use of FPG and OGTT.

It should also be noted that accurate measurement of A1C depends on the life span of the red blood cell, which can vary substantially and therefore alter the result.[12] On balance, however, the attractiveness of a single test to both diagnose and manage diabetes, especially when the test is easy to administer and largely reproducible, suggests that greater reliance on the A1C assay is inevitable.

If and when A1C becomes an accepted or even preferred test for diagnosing diabetes, the question becomes, At what level should diagnosis occur? Again, it isn’t possible to know — let alone measure — when insulin resistance has become too high for insulin production to compensate for it, or when insulin production has fallen inadequately low. The expert panel followed the methods used to define diagnostic thresholds for the FPG and OGTT, identifying 6.5% as the A1C level at which the prevalence of diabetic retinopathy begins to rise above that of nondiabetic patients. Although the panel noted the studies of Egyptians, Pima Indians, and Mauritians used to select FPG and OGTT cut-points, it also relied heavily on unpublished data from one of the panel members — not a tactic that would survive standard peer review. Noticeably absent from the justification for the expert panel’s decision is any discussion of peer-reviewed studies that have suggested a diagnostic A1C level, perhaps because these have all identified somewhat lower cut-points, ranging from 5.8% to 6.2%.[13-15]

The purpose in making a diagnosis is to initiate treatment. The question, then, is when should treatment of hyperglycemia begin? The success of several prevention trials muddies these waters. Clearly, at-risk patients can substantially reduce their risk of developing diabetes through lifestyle changes or by taking anti-hyperglycemic medications.[16-20] Yet these prevention approaches are, in essence, identical to the treatment of diabetes itself. Thus, one could argue that the prevention trials were merely treating diabetes at an earlier stage.

Whether this “early” treatment reduces the risk for microvascular and macrovascular complications associated with diabetes has not yet been determined. If we subsequently learn that early treatment can reduce those complications, then diagnosis of diabetes (by whatever test) must be made sooner. Even if complications aren’t avoided with early treatment, other benefits of lifestyle can certainly accrue. Thus, there is little reason to delay diagnosis (and treatment) until A1C reaches 6.5%.

Of course, the current treatment goal for patients with diabetes is an A1C 6.5%), so in that sense, those patients would represent a group equivalent to those classified with IFG/IGT. But then the panel argues that categorical classification of subdiabetic hyperglycemia is less than ideal because the risk for diabetes appears to be a continuum. Is there reason to think that is not the case with A1C? If so, the expert panel does not provide the rationale.

Furthermore, once one argues that risk is continuous, how can one argue for a cut-point for defining diabetes? Shouldn’t hyperglycemia — however measured — be viewed as a factor that works in concert with other biological measures to put patients at risk for microvascular and macrovascular complications? There is little doubt that factors other than just hyperglycemia — namely, dyslipidemia, obesity, and hypertension — contribute to the risk of developing diabetes.[25-27] Of course, these same factors increase the risk for complications associated with diabetes, especially cardiovascular disease. No one would argue against the statement that diabetes is a complex, multifaceted disease, and there is evidence that addressing blood pressure and lipids (in addition to hyperglycemia) improves outcomes.[28] After all, which patient is at greatest risk for health problems: patient A, with an FPG of 125 mg/dL but normal blood pressure, weight, and lipid levels, or patient B, with an FPG of just 100 mg/dL but a blood pressure of 145/90 mm Hg and a body mass index of 32kg/m2?

In summary, the expert panel has suggested that the A1C assay be used to diagnose diabetes, recommending 6.5% as the diagnostic threshold, and the ADA has now accepted the suggestion. Incidentally, this was not the first expert panel to examine this issue. In fact, as recently as 2008, another group suggested the very same thing.[29] In that report, the authors noted that up to 50% of doctors were already using A1C to diagnose diabetes. You may be one of them.

Regardless of which test you use, you probably take into account many more factors than just the result of that test in assessing your patients’ health risk and in selecting the best treatment approach. If an expert panel wanted to take on the topic of diagnosing diabetes, perhaps it is time to turn away from the glucose-centric definition to one that more clearly represents the full cardiometabolic risk of the individual patient.

ANWAR BRINGS IN WORLD EXPERTS (DWIBAHASA)

In 1 on February 18, 2010 at 9:00 am

Dr McDonald, who is director of both DNA Consults and Molecular Genetics for the Sonic Clinical Institute, has authored or co-authored 79 scientific papers, chapters in books and conference proceedings. He holds a PhD in Pathology from the University of Western Australia, has performed and reported over 5,000 paternity tests for family law cases.

Dr Damodaran, who has a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Madras, has 28 years’ experience in forensics and teaching and 36 years’ in analytical biochemistry/biochemical toxicology forensic generics and biotechnology. He had been involved in 96 research based publications in leading journals and received the Home Minister award for outstanding contribution to forensic science in 1995.

Dr Wells, who is division head (clinical foreign medicine) of the Victoria Institute of Forensic Medicine, received the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship in 1992.

Anwar lantik tiga pakar DNA, forensik asing

Pasukan peguam perbicaraan kes liwat Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim hari ini mengumumkan pelantikan tiga pakar asing dalam bidang DNA dan forensik untuk membantu mereka dalam kes tersebut.

Dalam satu kenyataan, peguam Anwar, Sankara Nair berkata beliau akan membawa tiga pakar tersebut ke Mahkamah tinggi Kuala Lumpur esok.

Mereka ialah pakar DNA, Dr Brian Mc Donald dari Sydney Australia, dan pakar forensik – Dr C Damodaran, dari Chennai, India, Dr David Wells dari Melbourne, Australia.

Esok ialah keputusan terhadap permohonan Anwar supaya Hakim yang sedang mendengar kesnya – Datuk Mohamad Zabidin Mohd Dian – menarik diri.

Manakala Mahkamah Rayuan pula telah menetapkan hari ini untuk memutuskan rayuan ketua umum PKR itu terhadap keputusan Mahkamah Tinggi menolak permohonannya untuk membatalkan tuduhan liwat terhadapnya.

Sejak beberapa hari lalu, Malaysia berdepan dengan tekanan dari ahli parlimen Australia yang mendesak supaya digugurkan tuduhan liwat terhadap Anwar.

Pada masa yang sama, ahli parlimen Amerika pula mendesak Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak supaya memastikan perbicaraan kes Anwar berjalan secara adil.

Dr Mc Donald adalah seorang ahli patologi dari Universiti Western Australia. Beliau juga merupakan pengarah DNA Consults.

Beliau dipanggil untuk menyediakan Kepakarannya dalam bidang DNA yang dijangka dikemukakan dalam perbicaraan nanti.

Dr Damodaran pula mempunyai 28 tahun pengalaman dalam bidang forensik dan pengalaman mengajar, di samping 36 tahun pengalaman dalam bio-kimia, toksilogi dan forensik.

Sementara itu, Dr Wells merupakan prof madya dalam bidang jenayah di Universiti Melbourne.

Beliau kini merupakan ketua bahagian Perubatan Klinikal Forensik, Institut Perubatan Forensik Victoria.

Anwar, 63, dituduh meliwat bekas pembantunya, Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan 24, di Unit 11-5-1, Kondominium Desa Damansara, Jalan Setiakasih, Bukit Damansara, di antara pukul 3.01 petang dan 4.30 petang 26 Jun 2008.

Ketua pembangkang dan ahli parlimen Permatang Pauh itu, dituduh mengikut Seksyen 377B Kanun Keseksaan dan boleh dihukum penjara sehingga 20 tahun dan disebat jika disabit kesalahan.

Hafiz Yatim/malaysiakini

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Anwar Appoints Foreign Forensic Experts For Sodomy Case

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 17 (Bernama) — Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has appointed foreign DNA and forensic experts for the defence team to debunk the prosecution’s claim of DNA analysis in his sodomy trial.

His lawyer Sankara Nair said the PKR leader had engaged the services of DNA expert Dr Brian Leslie McDonald from Sydney, Australia, and two forensic experts Prof Dr C. Damodaran from Chennai, India and Associate Professor David Lawrence Noel Wells from Melbourne, Australia.

In a statement e-mailed to the media Wednesday, Nair said he would be bringing the experts to the Kuala Lumpur High Court at 9am, Thursday.

On Thursday, High Court Judge Datuk Mohamad Zabidin Mohd Diah is scheduled to deliver his decision on Anwar’s application for the judge to recuse himself from hearing the case.

Last week, Anwar applied to recuse Justice Mohamad Zabidin on the grounds that his two rulings concerning news reports of the case had raised an element of bias.

Anwar, 63, claimed trial to sodomising his former personal aide Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan, 25, in Bukit Damansara on June 26, 2008.

Attached together in the statement were their curriculum vitae.

Dr McDonald, who has a PhD in Pathology from the University of Western Australia, has performed and reported over 5,000 paternity tests for family law cases.

Dr McDonald, who is director of both DNA Consults and Molecular Genetics for the Sonic Clinical Institute, has authored or co-authored 79 scientific papers, chapters in books and conference proceedings.

Dr Damodaran, who has a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Madras, has 28 years’ experience in forensics and teaching and 36 years’ in analytical biochemistry/biochemical toxicology forensic generics and biotechnology.

He was also the founder of India’s DNA Fingerprinting Initiative as well as its first paternity testing centre. He had been involved in 96 research based publications in leading journals and received the Home Minister award for outstanding contribution to forensic science in 1995.

Dr Wells, who is division head (clinical foreign medicine) of the Victoria Institute of Forensic Medicine, received the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship in 1992.

BERNAMA

MASALAH SOSIAL SERTA INFRA MENJADI MASALAH UTAMA

In 1 on February 18, 2010 at 8:44 am

Halimah tumpu struktur masalah sosial dan pembangunan

SHAH ALAM, 12 Feb – ADUN Selat Klang, Dr. Halimah Ali meminta agensi kerajaan dan jabatan memberi kerjasama sepenuhnya dalam melaksanakan kerja secara menyeluruh bagi menyelesaikan masalah-masalah yang dihadapi oleh penduduk.


Beliau berkata terdapat dua permasalahan besar yang perlu diberi fokus iaitu permasalahan pembangunan infrastruktur dan sosial yang diadukan oleh Jawatankuasa Kemajuan dan Keselamatan Kampung (JKK) di satu-satu tempat.

“Jadi saya telah mengemukan masalah-masalah yang telah diadukan oleh ketiga-tiga JKK iaitu Sungai Udang, Telok Gadong dan juga Kampung Delek. Jadi terdapat bukti-bukti dan tempat-tempat masalah yang sedang mereka alami khususnya masalah jalanraya, lorong-lorong, longkang dan parit-parit yang tersumbat, serta sistem perparitan yang tidak diselenggara dengan baik.”

Beliau berkata selain permasalahan sturuktur terdapat juga permasalahan sosial yang semakin ketara peningkatannya perlu diberi perhatian oleh jabatan yang bertanggungjawab.

“Iaitu masalah daripada segi kafe siber yang melewati masa yang diberikan lesen oleh Majlis Perbandaran Klang, pusat-pusat perjudian, pusat-pusat hiburan dan juga masalah yang telah dibawakan kepada penduduk-penduduk terutamanya kepada pelajar.”

Beliau berharap aktiviti ini dapat dikawal selia dengan baik dari semua pihak terutamanya bagi mereka yang meluluskan premis pusat hiburan di kawasan tersebut.

Beliau turut meminta kerajaan persekutuan tidak mempolitikkan keperluan rakyat terutamanya apabila menyentuh soal pembangunan rakyat.

Beliau berharap segala peruntukan yang disediakan dapat diuruskan secara baik dan kolektif antara agensi kerajaan dan jabatan.

Selangorkini

PRESIDEN PAS SERTA KELUARGA SELAMATKAN ORANG LEMAS DI LAUT

In 1 on February 18, 2010 at 8:38 am

Laporan Selanjutnya Di SINI

MOTIVATION TO KEEP HEALTHY

In 1 on February 7, 2010 at 7:10 am

People can make poor decisions when it comes to health–despite their best intentions. It’s not easy abiding by wholesome choices when the consequences of not doing so (e.g heart disease, diabetes) seem so far in the future.

Most people are bad at judging their health risks: smokers generally know cigarettes cause cancer, but they also tend to believe they’re less likely than other smokers to get it

So, what does it take to motivate people to stick to the path set by their conscious brain? How can good choices be made to seem more appealing than bad ones?

Making Good Health Easy

By Laura Blue Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009
Times

It’s seven weeks into the new year. Do you know where your resolution is? If you’re like millions of Americans, you probably vowed to lose weight, quit smoking and drink less in 2009. You kicked off January with a commitment to long-term well-being–until you came face-to-face with a cheeseburger. You spent a bundle on a shiny new gym pass. Turns out, it wasn’t reason enough for you to actually use the gym.

People can make poor decisions when it comes to health–despite their best intentions. It’s not easy abiding by wholesome choices (giving up French fries) when the consequences of not doing so (heart disease) seem so far in the future. Most people are bad at judging their health risks: smokers generally know cigarettes cause cancer, but they also tend to believe they’re less likely than other smokers to get it. And as any snack-loving dieter can attest, people can be comically inept at predicting their future behavior. You swear you will eat just one potato chip but don’t stop until the bag is empty.

So, what does it take to motivate people to stick to the path set by their conscious brain? How can good choices be made to seem more appealing than bad ones? The problem stumps doctors, public-health officials and weight-loss experts, but one solution may spring from an unlikely source. Meet your new personal trainer: your boss.

American businesses have a particular interest in personal health, since worker illness costs them billions each year in insurance claims, sick days and high staff turnover. A 2008 survey of major U.S. employers found that 64% consider their employees’ poor health decisions a serious barrier to affordable insurance coverage. Now some companies are tackling the motivation problem head on, using tactics drawn from behavioral psychology to nudge their employees to get healthy.

“It’s a bit paradoxical that employers need to provide incentives for people to improve their own health,” says Michael Follick, a behavioral psychologist at Brown University and president of the consultancy Abacus Employer Health Solutions.

Paradoxical, maybe, but effective. Consider Amica Mutual Insurance, based in Rhode Island. Amica seemed to be doing everything right: it boasts an on-site fitness center at its headquarters. It pays toward Weight Watchers and smoking-cessation help, gives gift cards to reward proper prenatal care and offers free flu shots each year. Still, in the mid-2000s, about 7% of the company’s insured population, including roughly 3,100 employees and their dependents, had diabetes. “We manage risk. That’s our core business,” says Scott Boyd, Amica’s director of compensation and benefits. But diabetes-related claims from Amica employees had doubled in four years. “We thought, O.K.,” Boyd says now, “we have to manage these high-risk groups a little better.