Thursday, 29 May 2014

Pirate of Lembah Pantai is all heart broken.

This is funny.
Nah, I don't really care what you might say.
You're free to judge anyway.

But one Kapal sink already.
And now the one and only flower among the torn is having some marital problems.
Perhaps she spend too much time pirating around Lembah Pantai on behalf of the loving daddy.

Nurul Izzah Seeks Custody Of Children
KUALA LUMPUR, May 29 (Bernama) -- The Syariah High Court here set June 17 for remention of the application by Lembah Pantai member of parliament, Nurul Izzah Anwar for custody of her children. 
She filed for divorce earlier in January from her husband Raja Ahmad Shahrir Iskandar Raja Salim, under Section 47 of the Islamic Family Law (Federal Territory) Act 1984.
Counsel Azmi Mohd Rais who with Zulkifli Che Yong represented Raja Ahmad Shahrir when the case was brought for mention in chambers today, later told reporters that Syarie Justice Amran Mat Zain fixed the date to allow the respondent who was currently abroad to cite his stance before submitting his defence. 
Nurul Izzah, represented by counsel Nor Mawaddah Ramli was present in court Thursday.
She filed the custody application on April 30 and handed the relevant documents to the respondent through his lawyer on May 24. 
The eldest of opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's children, Nurul Izzah and Raja Ahmad Shahrir have a daughter aged seven and a son aged four, from their marriage on May 9, 2003. 

Missing flight MH370: Indian Ocean search zone 'discounted as the final resting place.

The Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC) searching for missing flight MH370 says it has completed its search in the Indian Ocean where pings were detected and has discounted the zone as the final resting place of the Malaysia Airlines plane.

In a statement JACC said Bluefin-21 had completed its last mission searching in the vicinity of the acoustic signals detected in April.

It says data from the missions has been analysed, leading the organisation to advise "that no signs of aircraft debris have been found" on the seafloor in the identified area.

Despite ruling out the current search area as the crash site, JACC remains confident they have established the course of the missing plane.

"We know that the aircraft entered the water in a long but narrow arc of the southern Indian Ocean," it said. "The focus of the ATSB's (Australian Transport Safety Bureau) work now is to narrow the search area of this arc."

An 850 square kilometre area of ocean floor has been searched since the Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) joined the search effort.

The ATSB has advised JACC the search in the area surrounding the acoustic detections is now complete and the zone can "be discounted as the final resting place of MH370".

The US Navy pinger locator, dragged by the Australian ship Ocean Shield, was used by searchers to listen for underwater signals in the remote southern Indian Ocean in an area where satellite data suggested the plane went down.

The data put MH370's last location some 1,600 kilometres off the coast of Western Australia.

In April the pinger locator detected several signals consistent with those emitted by an aircraft black box. The battery in the flight recorder box has since died.

At the time, Prime Minister Tony Abbott expressed confidence that searchers knew where the plane wreckage was, to within a few kilometres.

JACC says it is continuing to examine the signals but is yet to determine what and where they are coming from. It says it is possible the origin of the acoustic detections may never be known.

Federal Transport Minister Warren Truss says the search will continue along the arc but that it will move into a "different phase".

"We are still very confident that the resting place of the aircraft is in the Southern Ocean and along the seventh ping line," he said in a statement to Parliament.

"We concentrated the search in that area because the pings, the information we received was the best information available at the time, and that's all you can do in circumstances like this, follow the very best leads."

Mr Truss says a Chinese ship has begun mapping the ocean floor in the search area ahead of the resumption of the underwater search in August.

"This is a painstaking effort in a very large ocean. The area to be searched under the ... next stage could be as big as 800km in length by 70km wide," he said.

The Minister says there will now be an "extensive" review of all the data associated with the plane's disappearance, which will also be peer reviewed.

Ocean Shield has now departed the search area and is expected to arrive in at the Fleet Base West on Saturday, JACC said.

Eight nations, including Australia, the United States, New Zealand, Malaysia, Japan, South Korea, Britain and China, have been involved in the unprecedented hunt for the aircraft, which went missing en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

US Navy earlier dismissed officer's search zone claims

The announcement comes hours after the US Navy's deputy director of ocean engineering told CNN there was broad agreement the signals came from some other man-made source unrelated to the plane, which disappeared on March 8 carrying 239 people, including six Australians.

"Our best theory at this point is that [the pings were] likely some sound produced by the ship... or within the electronics of the towed pinger locator," Mr Dean said.

"Your fear any time you put electronic equipment in the water is that if any water gets in and grounds or shorts something out, that you could start producing sound."

The US Navy issued a statement soon after calling Mr Dean's comments "speculative and premature".

"The US has been working cooperatively with our Malaysia, Australian and international partners for more than two months in an effort to locate MH370," a spokesman said.

"Mike Dean's comments today were speculative and premature, as we continue to work with our partners to more thoroughly understand the data acquired by the towed pinger locator.

"As such, we would defer to the Australians, as the lead in the search effort, to make additional information known at the appropriate time."

It comes as Malaysia's government and British satellite firm Inmarsat released data this week to help determine the path of MH370.

Families of the missing passengers are hoping that opening up the data to analysis by a wider range of experts could help verify the plane's last location.

Australian authorities said the data supported the theory that the plane crashed after running out of fuel.

May 29, 2014, 9:13 pm


May they all rest in peace.
And may the families and loved ones accept the fate of those perished.
It will be of no result and endless searching for something that small compare to the width and depth of the ocean.

Monday, 19 May 2014

An Indian and MH370 -- The Probable Act.

Movie-makers say they have recruited leading Hollywood technicians to bring their experience to mid-air flight sequences.I'd call this profiting out of others misery.

News from Cannes has it that movie-makers have announced they're going to make a thriller based movie on the disappearance of Malaysian flight MH370.
To be produced by an Indian company, the film will be entitled "The Vanishing Act: The Untold Story of the Missing Malaysian Plane."

It seems that the story will be based on an 'investigative report by a journalist which was rejected by the media so it is definitely controversial'... and will answer two questions -- 1.-- is what went wrong with MH370 and 2.-- where is MH370 on this earth.

Probably Australian government should halt their search activities and wait for the film to come out because the producers and the writer knows where MH 370 is actually at.

Promotion details indicated the film tells the story of five people who seek revenge for the death of their loved ones. They hijack a plane but things aren't as they appear. The FBI too makes an appearance and things get murkier...
Does it sound interesting?...
Im doubting it.
Probably it will be as lame as M Night Shyamalan's.
Unless they managed to commissioned some A-list director.

And I am not too sure if the movie's going to get good response from the Chinese because their nationals were the majority and they have been quite upset about it, especially with Malaysian government. Depicting their loved ones on the plane -- of course they're going to use the passengers real name because this film is based on actual event; and making this film now at this still sore and tender moment -- it could prove fatal.
Anyhow, we shall wait and see.

Betting on an international cast from film industries across the world including France, Russia, the UK and Korea, the spokesperson claimed this film will be "a movie beyond man-made boundaries".
Trailer of the movie including footage of Malaysian Airlines planes will be laced with scenes of love, jealousy and unrest in the cabin.
I surely hope there wont be any overdoing heavy petting or kissing in the plane because we Asian don't do that at our seat, or in the aeroplane toilet -- as we see happening in some Hollywood movies.

But again, there might be because you can hardly watch a Hollywood produced movie without lips-locking scene.

Boeing mum on missing plane MH370?

Just when I was asking myself on news about the missing flight MH370, this article came and I must admit it added up to my previously contemplated believe that something fishy happened to the missing jetliner.

The last I know was Australian government still continuing with the search.

Most probably because it was near their waters.

But no one knows better reason besides them.

However, imaging millions of dollars have been and still being channel in to the search...I wonder again, what and who are the beneficiaries here.

And, where the funds actually generated from.

Would it be shared? Or will it be reimbursed by Malaysian government, which I quite doubtful.

If not, then why the continuation of the search and exhaust the dollars into searching for something that might not be there at all.

Even if there is, the black box not giving anymore signals.

There aren't any debris found.

There's nothing at all.

This article by Dr Mahathir indeed indicates something preplanned took place. 

Now Im a believer.

1. What goes up must come down. Airplanes can go up and stay up for long periods of time. But even they must come down eventually. They can land safely or they may crash. But airplanes don’t just disappear. Certainly not these days with all the powerful communication systems, radio and satellite tracking and filmless cameras which operate almost indefinitely and possess huge storage capacities.

2. I wrote about the disabling of MH370’s communication system as well as the signals for GPS. The system must have been disabled or else the ground station could have called the plane. The GPS too must have been disabled or else the flight of MH370 would have been tracked by satellites which normally provide data on all commercial flights, inclusive of data on location, kind of aircraft, flight number, departure airport and destination. But the data seems unavailable. The plane just disappeared seemingly from all screens.

3. MH370 is a Boeing 777 aircraft. It was built and equipped by Boeing. All the communications and GPS equipment must have been installed by Boeing. If they failed or have been disabled Boeing must know how it can be done. Surely Boeing would ensure that they cannot be easily disabled as they are vital to the safety and operation of the plane.

4. A search on the Internet reveals that Boeing in 2006 received a US patent for a system that, once activated, removes all control from pilots to automatically return a commercial airliner to a pre-determined landing location.

5. The article by John Croft, datelined Washington DC (1st December, 2006) further mentioned “The ‘uninterruptible’ autopilot would be activated – either by pilot, by on board sensors, or even remotely by radio or satellite links by government agencies like the Central Intelligence Agency, if terrorists attempt to gain control of the flight deck”.

6. Clearly Boeing and certain agencies have the capacity to take over “uninterruptible control” of commercial airliners of which MH370 B777 is one.

7. Can it not be that the pilot of MH370 lost control of their aircraft after someone directly or remotely activated the equipment for seizure of control of the aircraft.

8. It is a waste of time and money to look for debris or oil slick or to listen for “pings” from the black box. This is most likely not an ordinary crash after fuel was exhausted. The plane is somewhere, maybe without MAS markings.

9. Boeing should explain about this so-called anti-terrorism auto-land system. I cannot imagine the pilots made a soft-landing in rough seas and then quietly drown with the aircraft.

10. Someone is hiding something. It is not fair that MAS and Malaysia should take the blame.

11. For some reason the media will not print anything that involves Boeing or the CIA. I hope my readers will read this.

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Arty Farty Crazy Money

Undoubtedly the power of money can buy them everything.
From unheard of country to one that won organising the 2022 FIFA World Cup, to building very intricate ultra modern design of National Library to commissioning those arty farty artist from the Mat Salleh countries in hope to emerged as a cultured nation.
And hoping it will represent the country.

However, money cannot buy everything.
It can't buy you culture.
It cannot buy civilised behaviour, and certainly cannot bring you where you think you might achieve with it.
And it certainly contradict with the Islamic values of this nation.

I for one hates the Damien Hirst.
To me he is not an artist.
He can received nod and the ooss's and ahhh's from those 'had- to- be- nice' mat salleh back home but having carcasses and violent display of so-called?...It's mere luck. Probably he has some rich and famous friends who helped him sell his 'art'...

His works in front of the one Children Hospital called Miraculous Journey – a group of 14 bronze foetus sculptures – are an absolute show of nothing.
I'd say, Asian are more open minded that the Arabs, thus I cannot comprehend how this conservative Gulf monarchy can put up such 'art'.

Same goes to an American artist Richard Serra 'abstract sculpture' in the middle of the desert outside of Doha.
The Stonehenge....hello.
If you cannot do something new, then don't be a copy cat.
No doubt he won his way in to the desert which are barren and thirsty for culture.

The head of Qatar Museums Authority, Sheikha Al-Mayassa, of course, related to the Emir, is well-known in the art world thanks to the investment of large sums of money acquiring masterpieces.
Last year, London’s Art Review magazine called her the most influential personality in the field of contemporary art, saying she spends about a billion dollars on artwork every year.

Should they consider Milo Moiré in Doha too....?!...No?

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Brunei -- money and religion...

This is a piece of news I deemed as ridiculously ignorant and a simple showcase of how pathetic Americans can be when it comes to condemning other people or nation.

As all may have known by now,  Brunei, the small oil rich country has started implementing Islamic Shariah law that calls for punishing adultery, abortions and same-sex relationships with flogging and stoning.

Now, this idiots American who think that they own the world, and everybody else is futile and irrelevant are responding rather childish towards the changes; namely those known faces of Hollywood when they started boycotting the Beverly Hills Hotel, a hotel owned by Brunei royalty.

Among others, the Motion Picture & Television Fund joined a growing list of organisations and individuals refusing to do business with hotels owned by the sultan or government of Brunei. They're protesting the country's new law.

And how ludicrous can you be.

It's other people's law, it's other peoples' country.
Why bothered?

It seems that they wont be holding their  annual Night Before the Oscar party at the hotel as it has for many years.

They claimed that they "cannot condone or tolerate these harsh and repressive laws and as a result support a business owned by the sultan of Brunei or a Brunei sovereign fund associated with the government of Brunei."..

Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, who owns the Beverly Hills Hotel, however has praised his country's new laws as a "great achievement."

"The decision to implement the (Shariah penal code) is not for fun but is to obey Allah's command as written in the Quran," the sultan said last week.

Others joining the idiotic bandwagon include Richard Branson's Virgin Group, the Hollywood Reporter, the Feminist Majority Foundation and the funny looking man Jay Leno.

Calling the law as uncivilised, I guess these Americans and white deemed they're the most civilised people walking on this earth.


Monday, 5 May 2014


Due to Qatar’s extreme seasonal heat, people living here typically spend less time outdoors in the summer, and thus get less sun – putting them at risk for Vitamin D deficiency.

Those lacking Vitamin D can experience a host of health-related problems, including fatigue, hair loss and depression.

To tackle the problem, Dr. Elham Sherif, assistant professor of Biomedical Sciences at QU’s Department of Health Sciences, is leading a new awareness campaign on the subject.

Vitamin D can be gleaned from sources other than the sun, including foods such as oily fish. But Sherif said you would need to eat this around five times a week to get to the recommended level of 30-80 nanograms/ml.

Speaking to Doha News, she said that’s why sun is the best prescription:

“Qatar has a problem – we estimate the majority of people in the country are deficient – and many seriously deficient – in Vitamin D.

“We are advising people that they need to expose their legs and arms – without sunblock, which reflects 99 percent of UVB rays –  to the sun for between 5 and 15 minutes a day, three times a week. This is the best way to get your levels up to the amount your body needs.”

Maintaining the right level of Vitamin D in your body has numerous health benefits, including hardening the bones (preventing osteoporosis) and boosting the immune system.

Vitamin D also has been found to have anti-carcinogenic and antioxidant properties, while a deficiency has been linked to mental health issues such as schizophrenia and dementia.

Data on Qatar:
Recent studies state that the majority of people in Qatar may be lacking Vitamin D – which is in fact is not a vitamin at all, but a pro-hormone.
In a sample of female students at QU, Sherif found that only 2.8 percent had sufficient levels of Vitamin D (with 30 to 80ng/ml), while 51 percent were found to be severely deficient (with levels of less than 10ng/ml).

These results correlate with another study that took place in 2008, testing 340 healthcare workers at Hamad Medical Corporation for their levels of Vitamin D. Only five percent of the men tested and two percent of the women had desirable levels of Vitamin D.

Sherif said the results of these samples are reflective of Qatar’s wider society. She added that women – particularly covered women – and the elderly are more at risk for Vitamin D deficiency.

Qatar’s sometimes dusty weather also prevents the body from absorbing the nutrient, she said.

Tackling Vitamin D deficiency:
Those who are found to be deficient can be treated with supplements prescribed by their doctor – either by injection for people whose levels are seriously low, or tablets.

However, Sherif said the key to reach and maintain the right levels of Vitamin D is most easily done through sun exposure, which also stores for longer in the body than supplements.

She recently organised an awareness-raising seminar for QU students about the issue, and is planning to host a major conference on the subject next year.


Hmmmm.....Unfortunately, I'm one of them.