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Friday, August 8th, 2014
5:37 pm - Selangor Sultan: Religious Bodies Must Be Professional


SHAH ALAM 8 Aug - Sultan of Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah has urged the Selangor Islamic Religious Department (JAIS) to conduct its duties in a professional manner, not to be extreme in its enforcement and to respect people of other faiths.

In a meet up with JAIS personnel, here, today, the Selangor ruler also urged Selangor Islamic Religious Council (MAIS) and JAIS not to be involved in any political agenda of any party.

“JAIS should have a set standard operating procedure (SOP) and should avoid roughing up the public when exercising its authority.”

He also urged both organisations not to be extreme and to avoid casting aside the rights of individuals as accorded by the country’s laws.

“Of late, JAIS has gone through various challenges with several baseless accusations made against the organisation,”

He went on to explain that this was because the current generation was exposed to various slanderous news.

“Proper planning should be made when exercising JAIS’ authority.”

The ruler suggested both organisations to come prepared with photography equipment, video cameras, diaries, various equipment and witnesses who can be trusted to ensure smooth proceedings when both organisations conduct its duties.

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Monday, February 4th, 2013
3:10 am - Hey Folks!

Let's bring this page back to life!

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Monday, June 27th, 2011
1:33 pm

I was in Malaysia in February and I have to say its an extraordinary country. Even though I was there for only a few days and only got to see Kuala Lumpur I was so amazed and in awe! Everything from the people, to the food, to the shopping, to all the culture and traditions... I just finished writing about my time there and I really hope more people include it in their travel plans. Such an incredible place to go to :)

Absolutely loved my time in Malaysia!

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Sunday, January 23rd, 2011
11:14 am - Graphic Designer Needed

Hi everyone,

There's a job available. Logo and label design needed for a nutraceutical product (http://www.elementz.com.my)
It is very new to the market and budget is small (RM250). But thought I'd just put the word out here since its open to students, too.

For those interested, the contact e-mail is: info@elementz.com.my

Thank you and have a good day!


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Saturday, January 22nd, 2011
6:36 am - Bookcrossing Release

I recently released some new books at the Bookcrossing Zone in 1 Utama. They are:

a. American Gods by Neil Gaiman
b. Oxford Advanced Malay-English Dictionary (still new, in very good condition)
c. Essential French Phrasebook and Dictionary (also still new, in very good condition)
d. Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami (still new)
e. A Wedding in December by Anita Shreve
f. Ninth Key (The Mediator) by Jenny Caroll - a teen novel
g. The Ring of Five Dragons: Pearl Saga v. 1 by Eric Van Lustbader.

Please help these books find a good home!

The 1 Utama Bookcrossing Zone is located on the Ground Floor, near the escalator that leads to DeGem and WH. It is the same place where the Home Treasures furniture display is available. You can use the Home Treasures furniture while reading. The books are available in a white display cabinet.

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Monday, November 15th, 2010
7:01 pm - Short fiction

Hey folks,

Would you happen to read any Malaysian science fiction / fantasy short fiction? Which means, scifi/fantasy short fiction published in Malaysia? (I'm aware of PTS Fortuna, but last I checked, they publish novels.)

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12:26 am - Question I've been wanting to ask Buddhist-Taoist adherents

I've been wanting to ask Buddhist/Taoist adherents about this: to what extent to Buddhist/Taoist adherents regard the reality of deities like Guan Yin? Is she an actual person, or is she a metaphor for a greater spiritual truth (in the way that some Hindus regard their gods)? Would a devotee to Guan Yin be offended if someone said that she had origins as a Hindu god in the same way that Christians would be offended if someone said that Jesus had origins in gods such as Mithra or Apollo?

I have friends who pray to Guan Yin, but I don't know if their belief system can really be called Buddhist/Taoist in a meaningful way, since it appears to me a kind of syncretism emerging from following teachings of people like Lillian Too. I would like to know more from people who identify as Buddhist/Taoist.

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Saturday, October 9th, 2010
10:04 pm - Private detective in Malaysia

I'm doing 'research' for my Nanowrimo (heck, whatever research lah...bukannya I will finish the novel...).

My heroine finds herself an heir of a massive fortune and there are people after her life for it. I need her to encounter several kinds of characters that will be able to help her out of sticky situations, although at this point I've yet to decide what kind of characters they would be (investigative journalist? lawyer? private detective? bomoh?).

Suppose my heroine gets herself the assistance of private detectives. How do private detective agencies in Malaysia charge? Specifically, how do private detective agencies in Kuala Lumpur charge?

It's very possible that my novel will include a private detective, since she might need to do investigation on family blood lines and company backgrounds. My heroine is a single middle-class twenty-something professional woman, so I want her interaction with the agencies she encounters fairly believable -- at least believable enough for me to write it.

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Friday, October 1st, 2010
7:35 pm - its 112 not 999


Just incase you are not aware of this.

It’s 112 not 999

Ladies especially….please, please read!
It’s 112 not 999!

Please be aware the Emergency Number worldwide for GSM Mobile (012, 013, 016, 017, 019) is 112 and not 999.

You can dial 112 even without a Sim Card. If you find yourself out of coverage area of your mobile network and there is an emergency, dial 112 and the mobile will search any existing network to establish the emergency number   for you.   Do share this important info with your family members and friends.


current mood: accomplished

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Tuesday, September 28th, 2010
11:48 pm - When Aliens Come Visiting...

The world will be represented by a Malaysian.

I wonder what her card says.

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Wednesday, August 11th, 2010
7:16 pm - Feminist class activities

I realize that this is not the best place to ask, but - does anyone here have any suggestions or ideas for in-class activites for Form 1 and Form 2 students that introduces them to feminist and anti-racist discourse?

Post from mobile portal m.livejournal.com

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Saturday, June 26th, 2010
10:06 pm - now we see it... soon we won't...


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Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010
7:05 pm - DOGATHON™ 2010 is back!!
dogslovers_2010 DOGATHON™ 2010


Zoologico Club and The Students’ Society of Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (VETERNAK), UPM are proud to inform you that the DOGATHON™ is here once again for the 14th time. The particulars of DOGATHON™ 2010 are as follows:

Date : 8th August 2010 (Sunday)

Time : 7.00am to 2.00pm

Venue : Bukit Ekspo, UPM

Organized by : Zoologico Club -VETERNAK, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine UPM


This year, with theme based on Ancient Egypt, The Celebration of the Timeless Guardians, auuuwww…..!! we promise that it will be, equally as, if not more exciting than the previous themes we had!

Let this be the day you and your loyal furry friend bond and have fun. Just for reminders, all participants stand the chance of bringing home goodies, merchandise, pet food and supplies for absolutely free. So do not miss the golden opportunity to let your hair down and tails up for a day filled with nothing but fun.


Your presence is the most valued support from you to us, in helping achieve our goal in getting the endorsement of The Malaysian Book of Records with the largest dog gathering with the amount topping beyond 800 dogs.


 For more enquiries on the matter above, please do not hesitate to contact us:


Ms. Netasha (012-6533564) or Eric Lim (0125969276)


 EMAIL us at: dogathonpublicity2010@gmail.com

Sneak peeks from DOGATHON™ 2009

                Dog Agility Test and Horse Back Riding are also available         

Many breeds of dogs come and play with us

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Tuesday, May 25th, 2010
10:18 am - Interested in Rock Climbing?

There will be a major event taking place on the 5th and 6th of June - I am looking for volunteers. You will get RM 20 per shift, plus a Basic Wall Course + certificate, certificate of participation, goodie bags, t-shirts, and provided with meals. Please let me know if you guys are interested. E-mail me at aliasjunee@ gmail. com (remove the space) with your full name, e-mail address, telephone number, and i/c number. Thanks!

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Wednesday, May 12th, 2010
12:54 am - May 13 Blogswarm Link Post

Hey all!

If you're participating at all in the May 13 Blogswarm and want to share links, you can post them here!

Happy swarming!

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Sunday, May 9th, 2010
10:11 am - May 13 Blogswarm

Hey folks! Do you know what a blogswarm is? It's when everyone blogs about the same thing on the same day. We may share links on a central post, so we can see what each other wrote and get many different perspectives, and maybe get discussions going.

I am proposing a blogswarm on May 13, about, well, May 13 1969! We know how it's been a bugbear for us since forever ago - on the one hand it's a reminder about what racial disunity is like, but on the other hand, politicians use it as a threat so we don't talk about racism in Malaysia. It means many different things to different people.

So on, or for May 13, we can all blog about whatever comes to mind when we think about May 13. For example:
- A history of what happened on May 13 as you understand it (use your own words, not Wikipedia's). How were you taught about May 13? Did you learn more later on that changed how you thought about it?
- If you have any relatives who was there and participating, or if YOU were there and participating, share your stories!
- How has Malaysia changed since 1969? How has it not changed?
- Since May 13 was caused by racial polarization, what do you think of race relations today?
- Do you think we're still divided? What examples of racism have you seen that tells us we're not past May 13 yet?
- Tell us how you really feel about the NEP!
- Talk about generational gaps in viewing May 13, or the absence thereof of remembering this date.
- How do you feel about the way government is being run right now? Do you have any recommendations on what really should happen?
- How do specific race-based government policies affect you and/or your loved ones?
- Poems, stories, essays about, on, set during, themed, around May 13.
- anything else you can think of to remember May 13.

Write in English, or Malay, or Chinese, or Tamil, or Malaysian-English, or bahasa pasar, or whatever you feel like writing in. I'll make a post so people can copy-paste their URLs and we can see what everyone else has written. If you want to write something but don't want to be linked, that's cool too! The point of the blogswarm is to encourage expression of our thoughts, not to get into internet arguments.

So, what do you think? You want in?

ETA tariq_kamal pointed me to the "Let's Recolor May 13" campaign, which will likely have the blessings of the mass media. If that's more your style, go for it.

For the blogswarm, you can use the power of alternative media to talk about stuff you think isn't discussed often enough, or is suppressed because to talk about it is to challenge the image of racial unity, or your personal thoughts on May 13. Go wild.

ETA: Master link post can be found here!

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Thursday, May 6th, 2010
2:10 pm




am coming back from singapore on june 3rd, so let me know if you want to purchase any of my items!!
can do a meetup with you, or i can mail it to you!

do take a look!


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Monday, May 3rd, 2010
7:02 am - Where Is Everybody?

Is this community dead or what?
Halooooooo? Anybody here?

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Friday, March 19th, 2010
6:04 am - Oh great...

We made it to the international news again for the same wrong reasons.

Los Angeles Times

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Sunday, February 7th, 2010
4:50 am - Outrageous post on Yahoo Answers

My dear Malaysians, I came across this outrageous question on Yahoo Answers and I must say, it distressed me to no end. Here's the link:


The title of this drivel is "Why dousnt Singapore just invade Malaysia? Singapore seems to work better than Malaysia?"

I know we should just probably laugh it off and all that, but I couldn't take it. I went trigger happy on the poster and reported him/her LoL. I replied as Dorian W.

So please, get over there. You don't have to reply, but please report. Thanks!

P.S.: Mods, if this is against community rules in any way, please by all means delete the post. =)

current mood: angry

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