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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Bakpo Ore Kelate Suko Hijrah?


Assalamualaikum w.b.t,

Kepada kenalan yg ada membaca blog sy sblm ni , ini adlah kemunculan artikal yg pertama buat bulan september setelah kali terakhir pd july baru ni.

Agak kelapangan membuatkan rasa ingin kembali mencoret menampal dan mengongsi apa yg dikira memberi manfaat buat kita semua.

Kehidupan di alam bekerja sepenuh masa memberi ruang lebih barangkali utk bersendirian berbanding di alam separuh kerja separuh belajar semasa sy di Terengganu dahulu.
Di tambah pula tinggal sendirian di dalam banglow besar tanpa perlu membuat kerja rumah dek kerna ada org suruhan 2 org pasti melegakan siapa saja. =)

Beban kerja mmg sudah pasti meningkat saban hari,tidak mungkin mereka memberi byk kemudahan dan kesenangan tanpa ingin dibayar balik dgn keringat dan bebanan utk di letak di atas kepala kita. mungkin masa lain sy cuba coret catatan peribadi sepanjang di sini. kali ni ingin lihat sudut lain dulu.

Syukur kehadrat Allah S.W.T kerna melimpahi kita dgn rezki yg tidak terhitung byk nya, waima terkadang kita fikir apa yg nampak itu shj rezki silap sekali kerana sihat,tenang,gembira dan mudah itu juga rezki.

Kesemua pihak yang bertanggungjawab diingatkan agar tidak terus menabur fitnah berterusan terhadap rakyat Kelantan, khususnya berhubung penghijrahan mereka ke Kuala Lumpur dan ke negeri-negeri lain di seluruh negara sejak dulu hingga kini.

Dakwaan yang mengatakan "orang Kelantan terpaksa berhijrah" atau "anak Kelantan harus merantau" untuk mencari rezeki, mendapatkan sesuap nasi dan seteguk air di segenap pelosok negara khasnya di ibu kota, semata-mata kerana faktor negeri Kelantan miskin amat menarik untuk direnungi kerana mungkin tidak berasas.

Jika diteliti secara bijaksana, persoalan itu sebenarnya adalah sangat relatif. Malah tohmahan atau anggapan "orang Kelantan terpaksa berhijrah" atau "anak Kelantan harus merantau" semata-mata kerana faktor negeri Kelantan miskin tidak semestinya tepat atau benar.

Seorang penulis, Rosli Nik Mat berkata, dalam hubungan ini, satu-satunya soalan paling dasar yang harus dikemukakan dan dijawab, adakah terdapat mana-mana anak negeri lain yang tidak berhijrah untuk cuba mencari peluang rezeki di merata-rata tempat di dalam negara ini?

"Tanpa memerlukan huraian panjang lebar, jawapannya tentulah, "tidak!". Jadi dengan itu, tohmahan dan anggapan sedemikian terhadap rakyat Kelantan secara jujurnya tentulah tidak tepat," katanya.

Namun isu itu tidak pernah menemui noktahnya sejak dulu hingga sekarang. Malah ia sering ditimbulkan dan dijadikan salah satu modal politik yang cukup penting dan popular terutama untuk diperdengarkan menjelang waktu pilihan raya.

"Tidak hanya sekadar suara lantang yang dilaungkan oleh para pemimpin politik dari luar Kelantan, malahan media perdana juga akan ikut menjadi "pak turut" mewar-warkan isu itu," katanya.

Bahkan tidak cukup sekadar itu sahaja. Sesetengah pemimpin politik daripada kalangan anak negeri Kelantan sendiri pun tidak akan segan silu "menahan lukah di pergentingan" untuk turut mengambil kesempatan mempermainkan isu yang sengaja diperbesar-besarkan itu.

Hal itu, menurut beliau, tidak lain dan tidak bukan adalah semata-mata kerana motif ghairah mengejar kepentingan dan kedudukan dalam catur politik.

Dalam tulisannya yang berjudul "Mitos Hijrah Orang Kelantan" yang dimuatkan dalam majalah Qiadah terbitan Perbadanan Menteri Besar Kelantan, keluaran Ramadhan-Syawal 1432 Hijrah yang diedarkan secara percuma, beliau merumuskan, sebaliknya hakikat sebenar orang merantau termasuk yang membabitkan anak Kelantan termaktub atas lima sebab.

Pertama, bersemangat kental. Kedua, berani mencari dan merubah pengalaman. Ketiga, tegar menghadapi dan mengatasi risiko. Keempat, ingin mengejar dan merealisasikan sesuatu cita-cita. Kelima, bijak mengambil peluang, pasti akan sanggup menimba rezeki dan sebagainya walau di ceruk mana sekalipun.

Katanya, oleh itu, bukan hanya orang Kelantan, malah mana-mana anak negeri lain pun akan turut berada di segenap ceruk dan pelosok tanah air jika mereka ingin mengambil langkah berhijrah, berdasarkan sebarang faktor yang disebutkan itu.

"Jika kini, anak Kelantan atau mana-mana anak negeri lain sekalipun berhijrah atau merantau ke mana-mana ceruk tanah air, hakikatnya bukanlah kerana faktor negeri asal mereka sangat miskin.

"Sebaliknya sebagaimana dijelaskan itu, mereka sebenarnya adalah golongan individu yang bersemangat kental, berani mencari dan merubah pengalaman, tegar menghadapi dan mengatasi risiko, ingin mengejar dan merealisasikan sesuatu cita-cita serta bijak mengambil peluang," jelasnya.

Oleh itu, tanpa mempedulikan mitos hijrah yang sering ditohmahkan dengan apa alasan sekalipun terhadap rakyat Kelantan, mereka akan tetap mengintai peluang dan menimba rezeki walau di ceruk mana sekali pun di tanah air ini.

Berhubung tohmahan kononnya Kelantan ketinggalan dalam pembangunan, usahawan terkemuka Kelantan yang berjaya di luar Kelantan, Pengarah Urusan Kumpulan Karangkraf Sdn Bhd, Datuk Hissamuddin Yaacub mengakui dari segi fizikalnya dakwaan itu betul, tetapi orang Kelantan tidak susah kerana mereka mempunyai jati diri dan keusahawanan yang tinggi.

"Sebab itu kita tengok di mana sahaja di Kelantan ada orang menjual. Setiap 100 meter, di Jalan Pengkalan Chepa, misalnya, ada orang perempuan duduk di belakang periuk, menjual. Fenomena ini tak ada di tempat lain.

"Kalau tengok rumah-rumah di Kelantan, saya kira (fikir) di Kelantanlah paling banyak banglo yang sudah terbayar, bukan hutang bank, yang dimiliki oleh orang Melayu.

"Pasal apa? Tanah dia sendiri, dia beli barang sendiri, dia upah orang buat. Begitu juga kereta Mercedes dan sebagainya banyak di Kelantan. Ertinya dari segi ekonomi tempatan, saya salute mereka," katanya.

Drs Abdul Rahman Al-Ahmadi dalam sebuah esseinya yang dihasilkan pada tahun 1984 menjelaskan bahawa orang Kelantan/Pattani sejak dahulu sampai sekarang suka merantau dengan berbagai-bagai tujuan, mengadu untung, mencari tempat kediaman baharu, meneroka hutan belantara, menuntut ilmu, mengajar dan berdagang.

"Pada zaman dahulu, mereka belayar jauh (dengan hanya menggunakan perahu) perahu pinis ke Palembang, Aceh, Jawa, Kalimantan, Bangkok, Saigon, Kemboja dan juga Sulawesi.

"Sehingga kini, kekayaan hasil sumber negeri dan ditambah lagi oleh kemahiran anak negeri Kelantan dalam pelbagai aspek yang boleh dijadikan peluang dalam sektor niaga, memberikan dan membuka peluang luas pintu rezeki.

"(Itulah sebabnya) sebagai contoh, salah satu caranya ialah orang Kelantan akan membawa hasil niaga daripada sumber kekayaan dalam negeri dan hasil kemahiran dalam pelbagai aspek ini ke luar Kelantan untuk menjangkau pasaran yang lebih luas," katanya.

Contohnya, tambah Abdul Rahman, Kelantan sangat terkenal dengan sektor niaga berasaskan kesenian seperti batik dan songket, ketukangan emas, perak, tembaga dan besi, ukiran kayu dan lain-lain lagi.

Tidak hanya berniaga di dalam negeri, orang Kelantan juga gigih berhijrah dan merantau ke segenap pelosok tanah air unrtuk memasarkan semua bahan niaga itu. Bukan sahaja secara besar-besaran, malahan juga akan sanggup memasarkannya di pasar malam, menjaja, hatta secara bayaran ansuran bulanan.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Creating skilled planters









Saturday July 2, 2011-Star News--> It is tough to attract the younger generation to start a career as a professional planter in Malaysia nowadays.

The stigma of being an “orang estet” working in oil palm or rubber plantations which is traditionally linked with rural poverty, lack of basic amenities and poor social networking, has never been a good motivation for young agricultural graduates or those in agri-related fields.


More often than not, a plantation job is the last choice of young professionals in Malaysia, says Incorporated Society of Planters (ISP) chairman Daud Amatzin.

Besides the scarcity of plantation land and stagnating production in Malaysia, he says local planters have to deal with severe labour shortage which many claims to be due to poor interest among the locals to work in estates, unattractive wages and job-hopping among the skilled plantation workers. This has resulted in an urgent need to hire more foreign workers.



“It is paramount to see a succession of young professional planters in the management capacity to replace our existing mature planters.

“This is to ensure a continued growth of the agriculture and plantation sector in Malaysia,” Daud tells StarBizWeek after the Ninth ISP National Seminar 2011 in Penang recently.

The 92-year-old ISP is one of the oldest planters society in Malaysia. Most of its members are the captains of the plantation industry as well as major plantation companies.



It was established for the development and advancement of the professional interest in the plantation industry - from the management to the estate workers.

The ISP modus operandi constitute the Technical Education Scheme via diplomas, fellowship and masters - the avenue for planters to obtain professional qualifications at the Fellowship, Licentiate and Associate levels.

The ISP in collaboration with University Putra Malaysia also offers Masters in Science in Plantation Management.

In Malaysia, the well-known personnel with the FISP title include industry consultant and former Malaysian Palm Oil Association CEO M.R Chandran, Malaysian Estate Owners Association Boon Weng Siew, Felda Global group president and CEO Datuk Sabri Ahmad, Sime Darby Bhd group chief operating officer Datuk Wahab Maskan and TH Plantations Bhd director (R&D and Agronomy) Datuk Dr Mohamad Hashim Ahmad Tajudin.

ISP also offers general plantation workers (school leavers) training and certification whereby the first level is the competency based Certificate in Plantation Practices and the second level is the Certificate in Plantation Management which is a good stepping stone for their career prospects in the industry.

“ISP has diligently been contributing in terms of training and certifications towards the creation of skilled and professional planters in Malaysia but we believe more can be done to bring local planter to the next level of dynamism,” adds ISP chief executive officer Azizan Abdullah.

Under the certification programme, ISP annually trained about 300 supervisors of the field and from 30 to 50 new executives coming into the industry.

Going forward, ISP would like to train more plantation managers as “we believe they are equally important as the estate workers”.

“So far major plantation groups like Felda and Sime Darby have been very supportive of ISP training and certification initiatives,” adds Azizan.



On the setting up of the Institute of Malaysian Plantation and Commodities (IMPAC) which modus operandi is almost similar to ISP, Daud says ISP welcomes IMPAC as “it will help to complement ISP effort towards making the planters' profession more attractive to the local workforce.”

The challenge for young planters is that they need to know beyond planting and harvesting, he adds.

“They must understand the entire value chain of the industry involving workers, optimum management of basic resources, by-products utilisation and value drivers such as end products, understanding the complex value chain of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certification as well as logistics such as shipping and storage.”

Other challenges include the competition to increase the quality of the commodity and attracting bigger markets coupled with mitigating the damaging criticisms from environmentalists accusing the plantation sector for polluting the environment.

Meanwhile, Tradewinds Plantation Bhd general manager (plantation advisory) Ramesh Veloo points out that the demand for professional planters will be on a rising trend due to to expansion of land for cultivation of oil palm in Malaysia, Indonesia and new palm oil growth areas like Africa and South America.

At the same time, the sector is also facing a decline in good quality planters due to job hopping within the industry, migration of planters to other plantation based countries as well as inadequate rewards and remuneration packages.

The younger generation on the other hand are reluctant to get involve in the sector because of the perception it cannot generate high income and better job opportunities.



“Plantations and agriculture are categorised as 3D jobs (dangerous, dirty and difficult),” adds Ramesh.

He says that measures to be considered include reviewing the workload of managers, new approaches to attract fresh graduates, ensure the quality of managers via enhancing the skills and knowledge and provide appropriate remuneration.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

10 Palm Oil Trivia



1-The oil palm tree (Elaeis guineensis jacq.) originates from West Africa. First introduced in South East Asia in 1848 when seedlings were planted in Bogor, Indonesia. Brought to Malaysia (then Malaya) by the British in the 1870s as an ornamental plant.

2-In Malaysia, the oil palm trees planted are mainly the tenera variety, a cross-breed between the dura and pisifera types.

3-Palms may grow up to 60 feet and more in height. Each palm produces compact bunches weighing between 5 to 25 kg, with 1,000 to 3,000 fruitlets per bunch. Ripe bunches are commonly known as Fresh Fruit Bunches (FFB). palms starts bearing fruits 3 years after field planting and will continue to be productive for the next 20 to 30 years.

4-Malaysia is the world's second largest exporter of palm oil. About 60% of palm oil exports from Malaysia are shipped to China, the European Union, Pakistan, United States and India.

5-Palm oil is one of the few vegetable oils high in saturated fats. It is semi-solid at typical temperate climate room temperatures, though it will more often appear as liquid in warmer countries.

6-Like other vegetable fats, palm oil is free from cholesterol. Studies have shown that palm oil does not ordinarily raise blood cholesterol levels, and in some cases, has been found to lower harmful LDL-cholesterol.

7-Palm oil is rich in carotenoids and Vitamin E (highest content compared to all other vegetable oil). It is also trans-fatty acid (TFA) free.

8-Palm oil is naturally reddish, although when boiled, the oil will turn more of a white shade. The rich shade of red comes from the high amount of carotenes such as alpha-carotene, beta-carotene and lycopene – the same nutrients that give tomatoes, carrots and other fruits and vegetables their rich colors.

9-Palm oil, like other vegetable oils, can be used to create biodiesel. The Malaysian government is encouraging the production of biofuel feedstock and the building of palm oil biodiesel plants.

10-Palm oil is a very common cooking ingredient in south-east Asia and the tropical belt of Africa. Its increasing use in the commercial food industry in other parts of the world is buoyed by its cheaper pricing and the high oxidative stability of the refined product.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Tips to avoid breakdown on the road

Bangkok (ANN) - You have decided that it is time to go on travelling with a partner after years of backpacking solo. And you don't mind being with someone this time because travelling as a couple could be double the fun. However, if you decide to travel with another person, whether with a friend or a partner, expect that it's not going to be as smooth as you think.
Many seasoned travellers say if you want to know your partner more, you have to leave your comfort zone and travel as a couple. Travelling can change people. They shed off their skin and show their colours. It's the ultimate test if your relationship is made of rock. I've heard a lot of stories of couples breaking up or friendships getting awry after their travel because they found out they can't even agree on simple things. Travelling has made them realised that they cannot be together, at least on an island.
It's always been a hard decision for couple to travel together especially when one or both are used to a solo flight. It is even harder when one or both of the couple have not travelled outside their home. I've heard of horror stories about honeymooners instantly wanting to get a divorce because their 'coupling' (couple travelling) didn't go as planned. They realised getting married was a mistake because they had so much differences--from food choices to idea of fun--and thought they should have taken the honeymoon first before the marriage to get to know each other better. Seriously, this is not fun. Take the story of a young American couple who went to the lovely islands of Thailand for their honeymoon. The woman was a control freak and the man wanted an easy-going island life. At the end, the man decided to stay behind for an extended holiday in Koh Pangan (for the monthly full moon party) while the wife went back to the US by herself.
But there are also good stories coming out from 'coupling'. Many couples have attested that their relationship became stronger because of the unusual bond they had while travelling. They discovered new things about each other and complimented each other's shortcomings. A British couple who were too bored in their London flat decided to go to Bali, Indonesia to recharge and get a much needed vacation. Together they discovered they both enjoyed biking around the winding roads of Ubud and amidst rice paddies. They enrolled together in meditation classes and found renewed love in Bali.
A successful 'coupling' depends on the couple. But these tips could sweeten the deal:
Planning
Whether going solo or as a couple, planning is crucial. You need to agree on a destination that appeals to both. Thailand and Indonesia appeal to couples because of diverse interests these destinations offer.
Your budget should also be taken into consideration. When you're married, it's probably easier to discuss the budget but for dating couples, it can pose a problem. Both should agree on money allocation on how you are going to split costs. Going to Asia might be more economical than, say, Latin America. It pays to have a good research about your destination, the weather and places to see. It's also worthwhile to check out language barriers. Language is not much of a problem in most of Asia. Even if English is not widely spoken in many countries, it is easy to find someone who speaks the language.
Compromise
In any relationship, compromise is the best solution to any problem. You have to remember that it isn't solo travelling anymore. While you really want to ride the back of an elephant in Thailand while your partner has a fear of the mammal, you just have to compromise. You could agree to let the other ride the elephant while you stay behind your hotel enjoying yourself in the pool. But the best way to avoid fighting is to plan the things you both want to do and the places you want to visit.
Who's in charge
Always remember that it's 'coupling'. While one is a natural leader who takes all the decisions what kind transportation to use, where to go and where to sleep, the other should not just blindly follow. If only one makes the decision, the other partner gets annoyed and feels underappreciated. As a rule of thumb, men are generally better in reading maps so better leave this task to the man. But you can take turns in deciding what to do next and allow the partner to choose. One good tip I got from a couple is dividing the tasks and focus on them. For this American couple, communicating, finding ATM machines and doing most of the driving are left with the husband while keeping track of the itinerary (hotel information, places to see, restaurants) and navigation are the wife's responsibilities.
Luggage issues
Don't fret over small stuff. An argument over who gets more luggage space is one of these. Better have separate luggages which contain only the most essential. The key is always pack light so you have more space for souvenirs. If you are going to Southeast Asia during the dry months and summer, you practically don't need much. Clothes are also cheap to buy so it's better to get some of the clothes you need in your destination.
Patience
There are annoying things that your partner will do during the trip that you don't see back home. You have to exert extra patience in dealing with one's quirkiness unless you want to end up fighting.
Relaxed mind, positive attitude
There will be unexpected events that will happen during your travel such as flight cancellations due to volcanic eruption or flooding in your paradise island. Having a positive attitude coupled with a sense of humour will make things bearable for both of you. If one of you gets impatient for waiting hours at the airport, one should remain calm. If you can make fun out of the dire situation, the better. It means you can weather all storms in your relationship. Travelling should be a wonderful and enriching experience.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Top 10 things what traveler should brings


For most people, travel is about seeing new places, experiencing new things and meeting new people. Apart from the fact that travel can take time and cost money, there is also a small matter of what to take with you when you set out on your next expedition.

I believe that travelers can improve their overall experience by simply learning what to do without, and only taking those things which are essential for a safe and healthy trip.

Here's a list of the top 10 things to take on the road:

1. Money belt – This is the single most useful travel accessory that I’ve ever come across in all my travels. A small, robust pouch is all you need to hide your passport, credit card and large money bills in an easily concealed format that fits snugly around your waist at all times. No more worries about not having enough money on you, being able to show your ID, or having your valuables nicked from your back pocket while you’re sloughed over a bar or in the back of a bumpy taxi to who knows where.

2. Day wallet – It’s already pretty obvious that the most important part of travel is to always have your most valuable possessions – ie. currency and identification – completely secure at all times. Item number two on this list is complementary to the money belt – a simple day wallet of the kind that holds a few notes and a bunch of loose change, preferably attachable to your person by some sort of chain or hiking clip.





3. Toiletries bag – This item could be a top ten list in its own right, since it should contain everything from your toothbrush to spare contraceptives, all in generous quantities. Bring a collection of pills, tablets, ointments, etc, to deal with a plethora of ailments such as diarrhoea, muscle cramps, menstruation, bites, allergies, or hangovers.

4. Combination lock and wire – This is an indispensable little gadget and especially useful when combined with an accompanying security wire or chain. This way, you can not only lock your belongings in a hostel locker, but you can also secure your stuff in a place where no lockers are to be found; for example, to a metal bed-frame or towel rack.

5. Laminated passport copy – This item may seem like a surprise to some, but it can be astoundingly useful. A crisp, laminated copy of your main passport page is a great way to satisfy all those who might want to see your details during your travels. Ideally, the laminated passport copy includes a copy of the entry stamp for your current country on the back.

6. Compass – Yeah, I know, nobody wants to look like a complete geek, wandering around with a compass and map in their hands. Buy one anyway. Not all cities in the world come equipped with clear street maps with dots on them saying “You Are Here”.

7. Alarm clock – Some travellers may take a mobile phone or iPod with them which has an alarm included. For the rest, it’s probably a good idea to take one of these.


8. Zip-lock bags / Tupperware – This is one of the rare things that I organize before embarking on my travels. I keep my small laptop in a sturdy, water-proof Tupperware container and most of my other things in thick zip-lock freezer bags. That way it doesn’t matter what type of weather conditions I encounter (not to mention the ever-present problem of sweating); my stuff will always be dry. In fact, on any given day, I would be able to throw my entire pack into the next available swimming pool and not worry in the slightest that anything of value would get soaked. Try it yourself and see what happens.

9. Water bottle – This is an important weapon in the keep-your-stomach-happy arsenal. I always find that if you look after your stomach, then the rest of your body will look after you. When you’re on the road, don’t eat too much junk, always have plenty of fruit and vegetables, and a constant supply of clean water.

10. Flashlight – God knows, there are enough idiots on the road that feel that it’s perfectly appropriate to barge into a crowded hostel dorm at three in the morning, turn on all the lights and make a huge, drunken fuss as they try to find their stuff, but you don’t have to be one of them. Flashlights come in all shapes and sizes, and generally speaking, the smaller and lighter (no pun intended) the better.



Remember: when travelling long distances, “you are what you carry”.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

3 In 1



The Consumers Association of Penang calls upon Malaysians to abstain from consuming 3-in-1 beverages. These drinks and cereal preparations are cheap and convenient but are laden with excessive sugar which brings with it many hidden dangers to our health.
Malaysians are reported to be among the highest consumers of sugar in South East Asia. In the 1970s, Malaysians consumed about 17 teaspoons of sugar a day. This figure went up to about 21 teaspoons a day in the 1980s. Now, Malaysians are reported to be consuming an average of 24 teaspoons of sugar per day. This is because sugar is present in almost every kind of processed food as well as being an accompaniment to beverages at food outlets and at home.

In addition to these 24 teaspoons, beverage manufacturers have now found another way to increase our daily sugar intake. They insidiously inject extra sugar into our diets by marketing 3-in-1 beverages such as coffee, tea, chocolate, malted drinks and cereal admixtures combined with creamer and substantial amounts of sugar. These beverages are cheap, easily available, convenient to consume and are targeted at people who lead busy lifestyles. They typically contain up to 4.4 teaspoons of sugar or about 80 kcal (kilo calories) each!

The glucose in the sugar gives the consumer a ‘sugar rush’ that they think will help by providing more energy at work or at school. By consuming something that is high in sugar content, and at the same time subconsciously believing that sugar is the real source of energy, many feel as though they actually have more energy. This is however, untrue and is only a placebo effect.

The truth is that we get all the energy that we need from our food sources. According to the Malaysian Dietary Guideline published by the Ministry of Health (MOH) in 1999, in order for us to obtain all our daily caloric requirements from food, all we need to do is eat a balanced diet from a wide variety of foods and eat in moderation. This is sufficient to provide us with our average daily energy requirement of between 1500 to 2500 kcal.

In fact, according to the Recommended Nutrient Intakes (RNIs) for Malaysians by the National Coordinating Committee on Food and Nutrition of MOH, as much as 70% of our energy requirement is obtained from food based carbohydrates alone (of which sugar is a form of) and the rest from fats and proteins. As such, there is absolutely no reason for us to ingest added sugar in any form for our energy needs.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) cautions that not more than 10% of our energy needs should come from sugar. If an adult were to live a fairly inactive lifestyle as most Malaysians are known to do, his daily caloric requirement would suffice at only 1500 kcal. If 10% of this energy were to come from added sugar, it would mean consuming 8 teaspoons of sugar or 150 kcal.

As reported, Malaysians are already consuming 24 teaspoons of sugar equivalent to 432 kcal. This is an increase of almost 300% over the WHO recommendation! In addition to this, a sachet of just one 3-in-1 chocolate drink containing 80 kcal would boost sugar intake by a further 512 kcal or approximately 340% over the WHO recommendation.

Unfortunately, many Malaysians do not stop at consuming just 1 sachet of these beverages in a day. We habitually consume far more added sugar and calories from these and other sugar-infused drinks in a misguided attempt to boost our energy levels. With 24 teaspoons of sugar already in the bloodstreams of most Malaysians, an additional 3 sachets of 3-in-1 beverages a day in excess of WHO’s cautioned 150 kcal would increase our sugar intake to 37 teaspoons or 670 kcal – exceeding the WHO safety threshold warning by almost 450%!

For those whose bodies are unable to regulate glucose, irreversible diabetes can result. This sugar if left unexpended as energy can be metabolised by the liver and returned to the bloodstream as fat. For those who absorb these additional and unnecessary calories from the sugar and creamer which is also laden with calories and saturated fats, and who live sedentary lifestyles, obesity and cardio-vascular diseases are a real risk. Sugar also feeds cancer cells and is linked to more than 60 other diseases. It destroys the body in many ways – eroding health, planting disease and ultimately shortening our lives. In short, sugar kills!

Sugar is an unnecessary and dangerous pleasure drug. At a time when Malaysians make up the fourth highest number of diabetics in Asia, it is imperative that we desist from consuming sugar-laden 3-in-1 beverages as a start to living sugar-free lives. It would mean the beginning of healthy and productive Malaysian lives free from the addiction to sugar.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Polis Iran guna Mercedes C200





salam semua. saja aku upload gambar polis iran ni sebab rasanya baru macam berbaloi ligan pencuri@penjahat@penyangak guna c200 nih..hehe.
mungkin lepas ni negara kita boleh start guna kereta yg power2. baru org muda semangat nk join polis atau bagi persepsi yg menakutkan buat mereka yg cuba nak lari @ main aci ligan dgn polis.
wslm.

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1. The offer sounds too good to be true.
2. The other party keeps pushing you to complete the deal.
3. Someone asks for your bank account or credit card number.
4. Paying large amounts to people you don't know. Try to meet up at a shop or at a public place.
5. Buying branded items. It is always advisable to meet up with the buyer at a shop and check the authenticity of the item.

Phishing

PHISHING is the act of sending an e-mail to a user falsely claiming to be an established legitimate enterprise in an attempt to scam the user into surrendering private information that will be used for identity theft. The e-mail directs the user to visit a Web site where they are asked to update personal information, such as passwords and credit card, social security, and bank account numbers, that the legitimate organization already has. The Web site, however, is bogus and set up only to steal the user's information.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Small

Adakalanya kita merasa terlalu bangga dan besar dengan diri sendiri dan kejayaan kita. Tidakkah kita sedar bahawasanya kita ini terlalu kerdil di dalam alam ciptaan Allah SWT ini? Entry ini cuba membawa kita untuk merenung seketika hakikat ini. Cuba lihat rajah perbandingan saiz planet bumi di bawah:

Saiz bumi dibandingkan dengan beberapa planet lain

Di antara lima planet ini iaitu Mars (Marikh), Venus (Zuhrah), Mercury (Utarid) dan Pluto, Earth (Bumi) adalah planet yang paling besar. Kemudian perbandingan saiz Bumi dengan planet-planet yang lain dalam galaksi:










* Sirius adalah bintang yang paling terang, jaraknya dengan bumi ialah 8.57 tahun cahaya.

* Arcturus adalah bintang keempat paling terang, jaraknya dengan bumi ialah 36.7 tahun cahaya.

* Bintang ke 17 paling terang ialah Pollux, 34 tahun cahaya dari bumi.

* Betelgeuse ialah bintang ke 9 paling terang, 427 tahun cahaya dari bumi.

* Aldebaran pula jaraknya 65.1 tahun cahaya dari bumi serta 38 kali lebih besar dan 150 kali lebih terang berbanding matahari.

* Rigel ialah bintang paling jauh dalam galaksi Bima Sakti, iaitu 700 hingga 900 tahun cahaya dari bumi. Cahayanya pula 40,000 kali lebih terang berbanding matahari!

“Sesungguhnya penciptaan langit dan bumi lebih besar daripada penciptaan manusia, akan tetapi kebanyakan manusia tidak mengetahui.” – Surah Al-Ghafir Ayat 57

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Ancaman Krisis Global?

Krisis global akan mengancam masyarakat dunia, yang nampaknya belum dapat dijangka. Krisis global ini dipacu oleh peristiwa-peristiwa yang terjadi di berbagai kawasan dunia pada hari ini.
Pertama, berlarut-larutnya situasi krisis yang sekarang terjadi di dunia Arab dan Afrika Utara, dan tidak dapat selesai dalam waktu singkat, dan bilakah krisis itu akan berakhir?
Sementara itu, pemerintahan baru yang ada masih bersikap mendiam diri, tidak mampu membawa kembali arah pemerintahan yang telah dikuasainya. Mereka masih belum menemukan pola baru, khususnya dalam membuat kebijakan dan arah yang jelas bagi masa depan negaranya.
Di dunia Arab dan Afrika Utara yang baru mengalami transformasi politik dan kepemimpinan, masih terombang-ambing antara memenuhi tuntutan rakyat yang menginginkan segera dilkakukan perubahan menuju sistem baru, yang lebih adil, adanya aquality (kesamaan), serta lebih bebas dan terbuka.
Sementara itu, regim baru yang muncul dan menggantikna regim lama, dan mereka sebenarnya masih mewarisi nilai-nila lama, yang tidak banyak berbeza dengan regim yang lama. Kerana itu, mereka sangat lambat mengumpul aspirasi yang sekarang ini tumbuh dikalangan rakyat.



Sistem birokrasi dan pemerintah yang ada di semua negara di dunia Arab dan Afrika Utara, adalah warisan sistem birokrasi pemerintahan yang lama, dan para birokrat itu sudah lama hidup di dalam sistem autokrat dan diktator, yang tidak mungkin dalam waktu singkat mereka akan ikut berubah, seiring dengan perubahan politik yang sekarang ini terjadi.
Situasi krisis yang ada di dunia Arab dan Afrika Utara itu, diperlambat lagi dengan situasi krisis yang sekarang terjadi di Libya. Di mana Presiden Muammar Gadhafi tidak mudah menyerahkan kekuasaannya kepada oposisi. Sementara itu, Barat bersikap talam dua muka dalam menghadapi situasi di Libya. Sekalipun jumlah korban yang tewas akibat perang “saudara” itu, ramai yang tewas, dan ribuan lainnya luka, dan lebih banyak lagi yang akan meninggalkan Libya.
Bila situasi di Libya tidak ada solusi yang cepat, pasti akan menimbulkan impak krisis kemanusiaan.
Krisis yang sekarang terjadi di Libya itu, dapat mengancam krisis yang bersifat global. Terutama terkait dengan pasukan energy minyak dan gas, yang sekarang ini Libya mempunyai “share” yang besar terhadap pasokan minyak dunia. Libya merupakan penghasil minyak terbesar dunia, sesudah Arab Saudi.
Krisis yang sekarang melanda di Libya sudah mempengaruhi harga minyak di pasaran dunia, dan sekarang sudah mencapai harga $ 120 dolar/perbarel. Paling ketara minyak di pasaran New York mengkhwatirkan bahawa harga minyak akan mencapai $ 200 dolar/perbarel. Ini akan menjadi malapetaka, terutama negara-negara miskin, yang tidak memiliki minyak.
Krisis yang terjadi di dunia Arab dan Afrika Utara itu, ditambah lagi dengan bencana yang dahsyat di negara Jepun , yang terkena gempa dan tsunami, dan bahkan kemungkinan akan terjadinya bencana nuklir di Jepun. Kerana tiga reaktor nuklear di Fukushima mengalami kerosakan akibat gempa yang terjadi. Peristiwa gempa dan tsunami di Jepun bukan hanya mempunyai impak buruk bagi Jepun, tetapi juga terhadap dunia.
Jepun mempunyai perkongsian terhadap ekonomi dunia yang sangat penting, dan negara Sakura ini telah melakukan pelaburan trillion dolar ke berbagai negara terutama di Asia dan Timur Tengah, maka kesan dari bencana yang terjadi ini, juga akan mempunyai pengaruh langsung terhadap negara-negara yang melakukan kerjasama dengan Jepun. Termasuk Malaysia, di mana Jepun merupakan antara negara yang terbesar menjalankan aktiviti import dan export bersama negara kita.Dunia sekarang menghadapi krisis politik dan ekonomi serta budaya dari kesan sebuah proses transisi politik yang luas dan ditambah krisis akibat adanya bencana yang melanda berbagai negara. Situasi ini dapat membawa kemunduran bagi kehidupan kemanusiaan. Khususnya, negara-negara Dunia Ketiga, yang sedang membangun. Wallahu’alam.

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Kartun Metro Hina Islam?



Harian Metro bertarikh 27 Januari 2011 di ruang Dialog Kota Raya telah memaparkan gambar situasi di Tenang.

Ada 2 watak di dalam gambar ini. Seorang muslim wanita. Dan seorang pula wanita cina menjual ikan. Apa yang berlaku dalam gambar ini? Kartun sinis menghina calon Pas, Cikgu Mala. Isu bodoh yang dibangkitkan oleh Chua Soi Lek Porno. Gambar ni menghina Umat Islam khasnya muslimah dan agama Islam sendiri!

Di dalam undang-undang islam, haram orang islam mengundi pemimpin yang menghina islam atau mempersendakan islam.

57. Wahai orang-orang Yang beriman! janganlah kamu mengambil orang-orang Yang menjadikan ugama kamu sebagai ejek-ejekan dan permainan - dari orang-orang Yang telah diberikan Kitab sebelum kamu, dan orang-orang kafir musyrik itu: menjadi penolong-penolong; dan bertaqwalah kepada Allah, jika kamu benar-benar orang Yang beriman.

Kita juga sangat percaya jika pemimpin agama lain menghina agamanya, pasti penganutnya akan membantai habis-habisan pemimpin itu.

Tetapi amat malang sekal bagi bangsa melayu yang terdidik di bawah dokrin UMNO. Dokrin UMNONISASI nya membuntingkan ketololan dalam memelihara kesucian islam.Ungkapan ku ini hanya ku tujukan kepada mereka yang sangat bangsat dalam menghina dan menilai islam sebagai cara hidup. Andai ada ahli UMNO yang cintakan islam sepenuh jiwa raga, ku doakan moga berada dalam jalan perjuangan yang benar.Kalian juga saudaraku

Kalau aku diberi pilihan samaada mengundi PAS yang ada cacat cela atau UMNO yang menghina agama. Lebih baik ku undi PAS kerana susuk tubuh UMNO penuh dengan dokrin memperlekeh agama. Inilah dokrin yang lebih bahaya dari segalanya.

Tapi kenapa UMNO tetap ada penyokong melayu yang setia ?. Firaun pun bila ajal tiba, dia dan pengikut setianya tenggelam lemas di lautan sana. Biarkanlah…Ku serah pada yangt Esa."

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

ANDA USAHAWAN MUKMIN?

Sabda Rasulullah SAW: “Peniaga yang bersifat benar bersama dengan para anbiya’,siddiqin dan para syuhada’.” Inilah sumber motivasi untuk usahawan mukmin sejati.

BERAGAMA

Usahawan mukmin wajib beriman kepada Rukun iman dan melakukan segala kewajipan yang diperintahkan dalam Rukun islam. Berikut adalah peringatan daripada Alah SWT kepada usahawan mukmin:

“Lelaki-lelaki yang tidak dilalaikan oleh perniagaan dan jual beli daripada mengingati Allah dan (dari) menunaikan solat dan (dari) mengeluarkan zakat, dan mereka ini takut kepada hari (hari qiamat) di mana pada hari tersebut berbalik-balik hati-hati dan pandangan-pandangan.

(Mereka melakukan perkara tersebut) agar Allah Ta’ala membalas kepada mereka balasan yang lebih baik atas apa yang telah mereka kerjakan, dan limpah kurnia-Nya, dan Allah memberi rezki kepada sesiapa yang dia kehendaki dengan tidak terhitung.”

(Surah An-Nur, Ayat 37-38)

BERAMANAH

Usahawan perlu menyedari bahawa dirinya sedang membawa suatu amanah. Harta yang diperolehi melalui aktiviti keusahawanan bukannya untuk dimiliki secara mutlak oleh usahawan. Sebaliknya,usahawan sekadar berperanan sebagai pemegang amanah yang menguruskan sumber tersebut. Harta kekayaan dan sumber-sumber lain di muka bumi ini adalah milik mutlak Allah SWT.

BERILMU

Dalam surah Al-Mujadalah, ayat 11, Allah SWT berfirman yang bermaksud. “Allah meninggikan darjat orang yang beriman di antara kamu, dan orang-orang yang di berilmu pengetahuan (dikalangan kamu) beberapa darjat.”

Berdasarkan ayat di atas, untuk menjadi seorang usahawan mukmin yang tinggi martabatnya, usahawan perlu melengkapkan diri dengan ilmu pengetahuan dalam bidang usahawan meliputi pelbagai aspek. Ilmu yang dipelajari haruslah berterusan dan difahami secara baik. Sekiranya tidak dilengkapkan diri dengan maklumat yang sahih pastinya akan mudah ditipu oleh diri sendiri atau orang sekeliling.

KERJA ADALAH IBADAH

Selain daripada menganggap perniagaannya adalah suatu amanah daripada Allah SWT, usahawan mukmin turut menganggap setiap pekerjaan yang diusahakannya sebagai ibadah kepada Allah SWT. Ini adalah selari dengan tujuan penciptaan manusia untuk mengabdikan diri kepada Pencipta. Allah SWT menegaskan hal ini dalam firman-Nya seperti berikut:

“ Dan (ingatlah) aku tidak menciptakan jin dan manusia melainkan untuk mereka beribadat kepadaKu. ( Surah Adz-Dzaariyaat, Ayat56)

USAHAWAN SEBAGAI KHALIFAH

Allah SWT melantik manusia sebagai khalifah di muka bumi ini. Khalifah ialah wakil Allah SWT yang bertanggungjawab untuk melaksanakan amanah yang tergalas di bahunya. Melalui konsep ini, sistem perniagaan berlandaskan islam perlu meletakkan kepentingan masyarakat mengatasi kepentingan peribadi. Dalam konteks yang lebih luas, usahawan mukmin sedang berjuang sebagai seorang khalifah dalam usahanya untuk membina sistem peradaban manusia yang sempurna demi kepentingan manusia