Thursday, December 31, 2009

夸年庆祝何须狂欢?

根据报道,夸年庆祝迎接2010年,槟城执法单位将出动4千警察,联邦后备队和警卫团员。这么大的阵容,乃随着几天前在该岛的圣诞节前夕欢庆群众狂欢失控,殴打警察和警卫队员。

至于在其他主要城市,没有确实数据将出动多少上述执法人员,但肯定也数目庞大。

我认为送旧迎新并不需要狂欢,年年都过年,应该过得更有意义。人们狂欢迎接新年,是否意味着新的一年是好年,值得大事迎接?前面一年是未知数,是好是坏只有天知道。到那年快要结束时,或许不少人会因所发生的事怨天怨地呢!

对于那些家中有年少女儿的更必须关注,因为新年前夕这一天也是最多女生失身的一天。所以狂欢并不是最好的庆祝形式。我很赞赏一些宗教团体如基督教佛教等,教友聚集在会堂作见证数算一年获得的恩典,并为自己,别人和国家祷告祝福。这般未雨绸缪的夸年庆祝形式将给能力教友应变来年的突发事件。

我希望国人能够一年比一年更有文化美德,这样我们做事情将以秩序为前提。国家出动大批的执法人员说明什么呢?就是说明有人还须要受到别人以武力来管制他们!国人经常投诉国家治安越来越猖獗,其实不法的事增多,不少国人也必须为这样不安的社会负一些责任。人们选择狂欢,国家必须动用警察对付这样的不守法行为。这样,国人纳的税,就是这样花费在无谓和无聊的开销上,国人是否能够让警方免却这样的行动,省下的时间可以更勤于去巡逻街道,岂不是更好?

Thursday, December 24, 2009

圣诞节的主要人物

“圣诞”是指耶稣的诞生,全世界公认落于12月25日的圣诞节并不是耶稣诞生
的日子。但日期并不是基督徒认为重要的课题,我们乃以耶稣诞生的意义为重点。对于耶稣的诞生,笔者欲简述它牵连的人物,以传达上帝的启示。

(一)加百列-报告好消息的天使长

加百列首先向马利亚显现,告诉她上帝要使用她的身体怀胎救主,所生的儿子
将取名为“耶稣”。耶稣有这些特征:1)他要为大,称为“至高者的儿子”。2)上帝把他祖大卫的位给他(犹太人最尊敬大卫王)。3)他要作雅各家的王,直到永远(“雅各”就是“以色列”-以色列人将最后全家得救)。4)他的国也没有穷尽-耶稣建造的天国将持续地扩展(已经两千年了,圣经仍然是全世界最畅销的书,教会还是继续的增加)。

加百列再继续向马利亚的未婚夫约瑟显现,告诉他马利亚所怀的孕是从圣灵来
的。她生下的儿子耶稣要将自己的百姓从罪恶里救出来。“耶稣”这名字的意思是“救主”。“百姓”,狭义来说是“以色列人”;广义来说是“全世界的人”,因为世人都从一对夫妇亚当和夏娃而出的。世人都犯了罪,耶稣不要我们死在罪恶过犯里,他要救我们。

(二)马利亚-蒙大恩的女子

马利亚的确是一个蒙大恩的女子:1)她被上帝选中,成为怀救主的母亲。2)
她宁愿承受众人藐视的“未婚先孕”的罪名,也不违背上帝的旨意。从“遵从人的意思”和“遵从上帝的旨意”两者之间的抉择,有什么还比后者更蒙福的呢?所以马利亚接受了使命,还唱出这样的歌:“我心尊主为大,我灵以上帝我的救主为乐。因为他顾念他使女的卑微;从今以后,万代要称我有福。”不过,马利亚并不比耶稣更大,因为她只是一个完成上帝的计划的一个器皿。

(三)约瑟-从怀疑到相信的好男子

马利亚怀孕时,她已经跟约瑟订婚了。他以为马利亚对他不忠,想静悄悄地与
她切断婚约,但加百列告诉他真相后他就勇敢地娶她过门。他是一个负责任的丈夫,结婚后没有跟妻子行房,直至耶稣诞生后为止。他也是一个负责任的父亲,干他作木匠的老本行来养家,也带着耶稣继承他的职业。

(四)一群天使-欢呼雀跃的天兵

耶稣诞生当晚一个天使来到一块野地,当时主的荣光四面照着一群牧羊的人。
他们看了感到惧怕,但天使安抚他们,并向他们报告救主诞生的消息:“你们会看见一个婴孩,包着布,卧在马槽里,那就是记号了。”接着一群天兵同那天使欢呼雀跃地歌颂:“在至高之处荣耀归与上帝,在地上平安归与他所喜悦的人。”世人要平安,就要讨上帝的喜悦。该怎样可办到呢?既然上帝差遣他的儿子耶稣降世,就表明是给我们机会接受耶稣作救主的。这样,我们不但有永生,也有平安。耶稣说:“我所赐的平安,不像世人所赐的。”这是怎样的平安呢?就是当我们在患难中,也仍然会心中有大喜乐的那般平安!

(五)牧羊人-一群用行动传福音的信徒

牧羊人听了这么一项好消息,就遵从上帝所指示他们的,去看看所成就的事。
他们寻见了约瑟和马利亚,又有那婴孩卧在马槽里。他们就把救主诞生的消息传开了!各位读者,眼动不如心动,心动不如行动!今天你读到的,就当仿效牧羊人,去寻觅那位救主耶稣吧!不是你先找到耶稣,乃是耶稣先找到你。他已经在两千年前来到世上找你这个迷羊了,你必须以行动去让他把你带回他的羊圈去!

(六)博士-寻找真理的智者

有几位研究天文及星象的专家,看到天上出现一颗特殊的星。以今天的知识水
准来评定他们,他们就是等同今天的博士。他们不让探索真理的机会溜走,赶快收拾包袱骑着骆驼跟着那颗星行走。人有学问不等于他们就有知识,真正的知识来自上帝。敬畏上帝是知识的开端,也是智慧的开端。上帝给人类最特出的头脑,乃是要我们用来看到世上有一位上帝。我们怎样知道这位上帝?我们看看大自然,就可以知道有一位创造者创造了它们。博士千里迢迢,用了约两年的时间,终于找到了耶稣。今天你读到的这篇文章,就是上帝为你预备的一颗“星星”。如果你能够仿效几个博士跟着星星指示你走的路的话,你最终会找到那位救主耶稣的。

(七)耶稣-真正的圣诞节主角

许多人模糊了焦点,只知道圣诞节就是圣诞老人、圣诞树、烤火鸡,及叮当铃
等,不过它们不是圣诞节的主角。上述的人物非常重要,但他们也不是主角,而是带我们到那位真正的主角面前的。这位主角就是主耶稣基督!圣诞节的信息是:“上帝爱世人,甚至将他的独生子耶稣赐给他们,叫一切信他的,不至灭亡,反得永生。”这个圣诞节,你可以收到上帝送给你的一份贵重礼物-耶稣基督。有耶稣就有永生和平安,这份礼物是为你预备的。你只需说:“上帝,我要接受这份礼物。”这样,从这个圣诞节开始,“圣诞节”对你而言就比以往更有意义了!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

还羡慕白色的圣诞吗?


对于我们住在热带的人们,不少人在圣诞节期间羡慕北半球的人能享受白色圣诞。但这一年,北半球人们却求老天爷开恩,祈祷不要降浓浓的雪。

暴风雪导致欧洲几十人冻死,欧、美、加、北亚许多地方学校停课,活动停止,而商家大吐苦水,因为圣诞节前的黄金星期六却因暴风雪而做不到生意。

电影经常都呈现浪漫的雪景,使到没有经历下雪的人们都很向往。可是在下雪的地方,人们不一定喜欢下雪,反而对它感到厌倦。譬如汽车开不动啦,路滑车祸增加啦,出门不方便啦,活动减少而收入也因此减少啦,保暖的费用增加啦....等。至于从热带移民过去的,他们会告诉你起初对下雪有新鲜感而兴奋,但后来却有点讨厌它了。

因此热带人们冬天去旅游一下回来就好了,若经常住在那里过白色圣诞就是苦事一桩。

其实起初上帝创造的天地并不是这样的,无论春夏秋冬,热带温带寒带,昼夜的气候环境都宜人。现在地球已经被人们糟蹋得重伤了,人们见证气候和环境的变化。四季的日期开始混乱。今年冬天来得特别早,北京在11月初提前一个月开始第一场雪。我国的东北季侯风也提前来到,并且今年杪特别多雨,全马都过一个湿圣诞。

气候环境变化,日后怎样变化,真的人算不如天算!刚结束的哥本哈根气候峰会,只得个“讲”字。百多个国家派代表出席,花费了好几亿美元却没什么解决方案,让一般普罗百姓感到那些去出国“吃风”吧了!同时峰会增加了几百趟载领袖的航班,为地球增加不少的废气。啊,人们还是求天就是自保好了!

不过,科学家的确证实我们的地球是不停在变化的。几年前去加拿大的洛矶山脉旅游,导游说几万年前那些山脉是不存在的,后来地壳移动导致那些山脉形成。我打趣地回答他,几千年后,地壳移动,洛矶山脉就消失,却在马来西亚冒起来,到时大马也就会下雪了!这番话不是可笑的,自然的地球变化嘛!风水轮流转,日后大马人的后代可能会过白色的圣诞也不定,不过,久了他们也会厌倦下雪的吧?

Sunday, December 20, 2009

'Malaysia is Zimbabwe by another name'

Many people have migrated, they lost confidence in BN. If Malaysia were to continue ruled by such a bad government, what kind of hope can the citizens expect from the leadership? None at all!
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by Hazlan Zakaria
Dec 20, 2009 1:32pm


Without mincing his words, political analyst Abdul Aziz Bari (pic) likened those who hold the reins of power in Malaysia to a bunch of 'thugs'.

According to him, these individuals do as they please without proper regard for the law of the land and the percepts laid down in the federal constitution.

NONE"We are like Zimbabwe, just with another name!" stressed the law expert.

Zimbabwe under President Robert Mugabe has earned international infamy over it's questionable policies and use of the legal system and laws to prop up the government.

Elaborating, Abdul Aziz said: "I don't know how else to call them, sometimes we need to call a spade, a spade. What we have is a state of lawlessness, it's like the law of the jungle."

He pointed to the recent overturning of the high court decision regarding the Malaysian Anti Corruption Agency's (MACC) right to interrogate beyond office hours as a glaring example.

"It is painful to hear the court of appeal decision. They are using the provision to overrule the high court, saying it is silent on the matter," he told Malaysiakini.

'Judiciary takes its cue from government'

According to the UIA law professor, the court of appeal's recent decision "is a lame decision and in itself a failure to carry out the court's role, namely to fill the gap left by parliament in the statute."

Abdul Aziz is adamant that "the high court decision is to be preferred as it is closer to justice and the spirit of the constitution."

"It is for the court to fill the gap by making a decision that is closer to fairness and justice," he added, though he bemoaned that in Malaysia, "the judiciary takes its cue from the government."

"When you have a judiciary like what we have, what can we do? In normal circumstances you go to court to compel the parties who refuse to do its legal duty to do it. But not in our case," he said.

What is worse, according to Abdul Aziz, Barisan Nasional is "undermining or simply could not care less about the constitution."

"BN has demonstrated complete disregard for the rule of law and supremacy of the constitution, either the letter or the spirit of it," he said.

Abdul Aziz contends that the Reid Commission's original intent was to propagate federalism, this he said permeates through the entirety of the constitution with the express delineation of powers to the state and the federal government.

On a micro scale, he added, this framework of federalism included the issue of the petroleum royalties and funding for states.

Umno warlords stumbling block to change

Abdul Aziz believes that the BN government is clearly going against the constitution when it set up the JPP (Federal Development Department) which is ultra vires of the defined rights of the states.

He explained that the state has rights to certain grants and funding the federal government sans such 'intermediaries'.

The use of the Emergency Ordinance to define territorial waters in the Kelantan oil royalty issue, he said, is another example of the BN government's disregard for the law.

"Why not refer to the Petroleum Act or the Law of The Sea?" he asked.

In a similar vein, he also criticised the federal government's 'play acting' in making much ado when giving assistance and aid during natural disasters to opposition held states,

"Why the furore, it is their duty anyway, as described in the constitution," he said.

According to Abdul Aziz, this rot of lawlessness goes right down to BN's core which is Umno.

He is of the opinion that the Umno warlords cannot be reformed and as long as they exists, Umno cannot be reformed.

"They simply don't want to do it," he said.

Source:
http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/120233

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Evangelist Oral Roberts dead at 91

It was 1995, I was there at his church. He preached on "Let's go over to the other side". It was the story about Jesus sleeping at a storm (Lk 8:22-25). He demonstrated by sleeping on a pillow. The sermon is still so clear in my mind. That time after his preaching he was also raising fund for church building. Lots of money was pledged. He had the charisma on that. Oral Roberts, I missed you. Rewards are installed for you in Heaven.
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CNN | 12/16/2009 10:38 AM
(CNN) -- Evangelist Oral Roberts, founder of the Oral Roberts Evangelistic Association and Oral Roberts University, died Tuesday from complications of pneumonia in Newport Beach, California, his spokeswoman said. He was 91.

Roberts' son, Richard, and daughter Roberta were at his side, spokeswoman Melany Ethridge said in a statement.

Roberts was hospitalized Monday following a fall on Saturday, in which he suffered broken bones, Ethridge said earlier, adding he was being treated for pneumonia.

There will be a private interment, the statement said. Arrangements for a public memorial service in Tulsa, Oklahoma, are pending.

"Oral Roberts was a man of God, and a great friend in ministry," the Rev. Billy Graham said in a statement Tuesday. "I loved him as a brother. We had many quiet conversations over the years."

Granville Oral Roberts was born into poverty in Bebee, Oklahoma, on January 24, 1918, according to a brief biography released by Ethridge. His Christian ministry began with what he described as his own miracle healing of tuberculosis at age 17.

Roberts pastored churches in Oklahoma and Georgia and preached at revivals around the country while studying at Oklahoma Baptist University and Phillips University in Oklahoma, according to the biography.

In 1947, he founded the Oral Roberts Evangelistic Association in Tulsa, "and began conducting crusades across America and around the world, attracting crowds of thousands -- many who were sick and dying and in search of healing," the biography said. "Through the years, he conducted more than 300 crusades on six continents" and "laid hands" on an estimated 2 million people, according to association officials.

In 1954, he brought television cameras into services, providing what he liked to call a "front-row seat to miracles" to viewers, the biography said. He later began a television program, initially called "Oral Roberts Presents." The ministry's daily program, now called "The Place for Miracles," can be seen on more than 100 television stations, multiple cable and satellite networks and the Internet, Ethridge said.

"If God had not in his sovereign will raised up the ministry of Oral Roberts, the entire charismatic movement might not have occurred," said Jack Hayford, president of the California-based International Church of the Foursquare Gospel, in the statement. "Oral shook the landscape with the inescapable reality and practicality of Jesus' whole ministry. His teaching and concepts were foundational to the renewal that swept through the whole church."

Roberts founded the Abundant Life Prayer Group in 1958 "to address the around-the-clock needs of those suffering and requesting prayer," according to the biography. Today, prayer partners at Abundant Life continue to receive calls 24 hours a day. The group has received more than 23 million phone calls for prayer, the biography said.

Oral Roberts University was founded in 1963, built on 500 acres in Tulsa and dedicated four years later by Graham, according to the biography. Graduate schools including medicine, nursing, dentistry, law, education and theology were later added. Roberts served as school president until 1993 but remained a chancellor until his death.

He remained involved in his evangelistic association as much as his health allowed, Ethridge said Monday. His son, Richard Roberts, currently serves as president.

In 1977, Roberts said he had a vision of a 900-foot-tall Jesus, who told him to found the City of Faith Medical and Research Center. The biography said the center was aimed at "merging the healing power of medicine and prayer."

In 1986, Roberts announced that God would "call him home" unless he raised $8 million to send medical missionaries from the center -- an announcement that was widely publicized. He wound up raising $9.1 million, but the center closed in 1989. However, the biography said, it left "a lasting impact on the understanding by many medical professionals of the importance of treating the whole person -- body, mind and spirit."

In addition, Roberts wrote more than 130 books, the biography said. "His book 'The Miracle of Seed Faith' has more than 8 million copies in circulation. This book's key principles -- God is your source, sow your seed out of your need, and expect a miracle harvest -- formed a fundamental part of Roberts' ministry and legacy," the biography said.

Before his death, Roberts said, "After I'm gone, others will have to judge how well I've obeyed God's command not to be an echo but to be a voice like Jesus," the statement said. "As far as my own conviction is concerned, I've tried to be that voice with every fiber of my being, regardless of the cost."

Responding to news of Roberts' death, Graham said Tuesday: "Just three weeks ago, I was privileged to talk to Oral on the telephone. During the short conversation, he said to me that he was near the end of his life's journey. I look forward to the day that I will see Oral and Evelyn Roberts again in heaven -- our eternal home."

Roberts wife, Evelyn, died in 2005 after the couple had been married more than 66 years. Roberts is survived by his son and daughter and their spouses, along with 12 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren, Ethridge said.

Source: http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/world/12/16/09/evangelist-oral-roberts-dead-91

老虎伍兹婚外情的联想


我并不打高尔夫球,也不是运动明星和娱乐圈艺人之类的“粉丝”,不喜欢看八卦新闻。但高尔夫球名将老虎伍兹的婚外情新闻近日红遍多国平面和电子媒体主版,想避也避不开!

老虎似乎有天赋的高尔夫球的判断力,经常很容易地把球拨进洞,这本领也让他飞黄腾达。遗憾成就竟然是他致命伤!往往不少成功男人,经常就是难逃3个G厄运的-荣誉(Glory)来了,金钱(Gold)就来,跟着女人(Girl)也来。除非一个男人有自制力,否则荣誉就是他跌倒的前奏曲了!

老虎的婚外情曝光后,跟着他以前的性丑闻和拥有过的情妇也纷纷曝光。每段婚外情都是一样的,老虎也不例外,即它对伴偶和子女造成最大的伤害。虎嫂决定离婚,感叹何竟搞到妻离子散?现在又曝出老虎涉禁药,真是身败名裂!

有爱有尊重家庭便幸福

我很认同老虎初恋情人格拉韦尔的评语:“一个家不会因为金钱而幸福,一个家会因为爱和尊重而幸福。我的先生非常爱我,绝对不会伤害我,这比金钱更重要。”不过,老虎的跌倒,可以供大家一件负面的教材。

太多时候,人会羡慕那些拥有很多物质享受的家庭,以为自己的丈夫或父亲不能提供我们同样的“幸福”。殊不知生命不在乎家道丰富!往往就是这样的比较蒙蔽了人的心眼,身在福中不知福。家中有爱,大家彼此尊重,每个成员尽角色的责任,那就是幸福矣!天天淡茶便饭却融洽相处胜过天天大鱼大肉却大吵大闹!

一个体现成功的人,却那么迅速及难看地失败实在令人惊讶。人经常的错误乃以为那在一个竞争舞台成功的人,也可能在其他人生舞台活出一个超人生活的。我疑惑,什么导致老虎辜负他的家人呢?他的生活中难道没有人对他负有责任的(accountable)吗?难道没有人知道老虎怎样花他的私人时间,发觉他乖离正轨而感到自由或有勇气去向他讲一些良心话吗?

身边须有能负有责任的人

我认为成功的其一组成部分是“负有责任(accountability)”。生命中能有人可以让我们讲关于我们的害怕,软弱及脆弱之真话的话,那就是一件天赐的礼物。那个人不但是在疑惑或惊吓侵入时给予我们安慰和鼓励的,并且他是被赋予允许在我们乖离责任及德行时来挑战我们的。

当一个高尔夫球将赢了一场比赛,他的照片就会出现在报纸上。但他并不是单独赢得,他有球童替他提袋子及拾球,有朋友给他指点等。

我们“负有责任”的伙伴是谁呢?当然我们的丈夫或妻子肯定是。然而除了我们的伴偶外,我们应该还有一个人或一些人。所有人在生命都需要有人支持我们,在我们还没有跌入水深火热之处前,这人会帮助我们分担重担,给我们辅导,并向我们讲有道理的话语,使我们及时醒悟。

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

鄭秀文 破繭飛翔

但愿她常常倚靠主,知足长乐。许多艺人迷失在人海里,他们挣了大把钱,却又迅速流走。他们的感情生活潦倒,好像在拍戏一样。这就是“人生如戏,戏如人生”。只有心中有主耶稣,藉着他赐的智慧过活,人生才会有意义。
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Friday, 25 September 2009 at 15:23
鄧明儀 撰 2009年8月
她「閉關」近千日,找回真我,重拾生命意義

她自稱過往的人生像打了死結,為求成功可以健康也不顧;擁有名利,卻一點都不快樂,甚至自覺可悲。二○○五年演罷《長恨歌》,猛然醒覺很想了解自己,於是「閉關」近千日深切省思,重組生命的意義。今天,她懂得愛人,更懂得愛自己。

鄭秀文十八歲推出第一張個人專輯便嶄露頭角,其後成為歌壇及影壇天后,活在人羣簇擁中,漸漸迷失自己。為了減肥,曾七天內只吃兩個蘋果充飢;為了工作,可以一週不眠不休。她不停鞭策自己向前,忘了做人的基本需要。「我十多歲就踏足娛樂圈,幾年之間賺了很多錢。我擁有很多,卻也迷失在物質和虛榮的世界裏,跟隨別人的價值觀走,用盡力氣追求物慾,失了本性。」

她為了突破自己,一改過往慣演的愛情喜劇戲路,接拍關錦鵬執導的文藝片《長恨歌》,為了演好角色,不惜在攝氏零下低溫穿着單薄的旗袍,又強迫自己學習標準國語,親自配音。「我對自己要求非常嚴苛,工作上力求完美,要做到百分之二百才肯交貨。我把得失看得很重,常跟自己競賽,要成為最優秀、最卓越的人。這種心態非常影響我的心情,令我持續地很不開心。」最終她把自己逼進一個力不從心的瓶頸,引爆了長期積壓下來的不快樂,這才發現︰光鮮的軀殼內滿是缺點,心靈像跌入黑洞。經過拍《長恨歌》及事業起落後,她悟出一個道理,就是︰人不能只為成敗而活。

鄭秀文形容自己是走失了的一隻劣羊,迷途知返並誠懇地向上天懺悔禱告。其後近千日,她謝絕所有工作和訪問;除了外遊,每天靜下來看書作畫,生活從未如此簡單愜意。「我很喜歡畫畫,無奈不懂,十多年來都不敢嘗試。但在那段日子,我竟然拿起畫筆和水彩顏料畫了起來。我忽然明白,不一定要畫得漂亮才能畫。後來我放下枷鎖,放膽去畫,用畫畫來表達生命,用畫畫去醫治自己。我也明白了︰凡事不必力求完美,享受過程中的滿足感,比別人怎樣看待你的作品更重要。」

從前的鄭秀文形象百變,演唱會上一顰一笑都虜獲了萬千歌影迷的心,表面上的確風光;但另一個她卻如巨石背面的青苔。今天,她視名利及成功如浮雲,追求的是生命豐盛。「以前的華衣美服,於我生命中有多高的價值呢?拿一個港幣六萬元的手袋,比拿一個六百元的手袋,是否真的更開心?能提高人的本質嗎?

「以前的我會突然有很多不必要的情緒,對世界有許多慾求,我稱之為心魔;現在我明白『想要』跟『需要』的分別了。很多東西你都想要,但都是你所需要的嗎?從瘋狂購物找到虛榮和驕傲的日子已經過去,如今我學會事事都以『需要』先行,生活簡單、開心而舒服。其實這更貼近我的本性,像尋回了自己。」

二○○七年十二月九日,鄭秀文接受浸禮成為基督徒。在浸禮上她作見證說:「我習慣活在一堆價值觀中,以為成就越大,自我存在的價值就越高。當我擁有很多人人渴求的東西,卻發現自己內心一無所有,心是空的。於是,我決定暫停這場永無止境的追求,放下建立十多年的事業,放下成就,我要看看我的生命還剩下什麼?」

她戒了菸,改掉壞脾氣,探訪非洲、寮國、蒙古、四川等地的貧民,助養了十多名貧童;今年四月又跑到雲南偏遠山區,為彝族小孩教書九天。「我去到山區為他們祈禱,唱聖詩,希望在他們的生命中留下小小的種子。我很慶幸能踏出這一步,算是播種期吧。我覺得:你給世界留下什麼,比你在世上得到什麼更重要。

「現在我會珍惜表達愛的機會,喜歡跟身邊的人祈禱,喜歡幫人代禱。每替一個人祈禱,便在小本子上蓋一個印章,現在已蓋了很多。對我來說,每一個印章都很有價值;沒有什麼比代禱更能夠真正表現對一個人的愛。」

她不但學會了忍耐、包容、寬恕、謙卑,而且可以完全放下,因為她相信神早已為她安排一切。「我已能用一種泰然處之的態度去接受發生在我周圍的一切。很多人問我的婚姻,我會說:神要我今年就今年,要我四十歲就四十歲。只要真心交託,便再沒有煩惱。至少現在每天醒來,我都很喜歡自己,懂得去接受自己的缺點和不完美,也不介意別人看到我的軟弱。」舊日的她正一寸一寸地逝去,新造的她時刻帶着笑容,喜樂洋溢於光潔的素顏上。

Source: http://www.readersdigest.com.hk/rd/rdhtml/ce/magazine/mag_fullcontent.jsp?cid=7533&p=0

Monday, December 14, 2009

气候峰会成立世界单一政府

在哥本哈根举行的联合国气候变化峰会,能否带来医治地球的好消息?其实峰会发起人是世界超级富强者,它们甚至对强大国家领袖乃有一定程度影响力的。

超级富强者最近两年广泛宣传全球暖化的信息,气候变化峰会让许多国家被燃起拯救地球的希望。这个峰会规模大,但却没有供出席国一份签署的契约,不由得让人质疑此举乃醉翁之意不在酒!

“全球化”已经被喊十多年了,总不能永远这样喊口号下去,必须成立政体落实它吧?看来藉着一个共同的课题,是最佳整合世界各国合作的管道吧?所以这群要吞霸世界的野心家,乃以解决全球暖化为名,却以成立世界单一政府为实。

世界单一政府的势力将集中在欧洲,欧盟的不断扩展乃大势所趋。这免不了让人质疑诺贝尔奖近年被参杂了政治的隐喻议程,以奥巴马被颁诺贝尔和平奖为例,他刚坐位即被提名,不得不使人质疑他一早被安排获奖。当一项国际权威的鉴证组织参杂了政治时,其信誉将逐渐被打折扣。无论是奖赏占米卡特批评伊拉克,或奖赏戈尔推动全球暖化醒觉运动,组织都避免不了涉嫌利用奖项作为一项政治工具来影响美国政治。倘若诺贝尔在天之灵能看到地上的事的话,他肯定感叹受委托者已经乖离了他的原意。

现在挪威支持奥巴马重塑美国,以致它更像欧盟。若一个政体欲控制全世界,没有征服美国是不能成功的。诺贝尔奖颁给奥巴马是为了报答他驯服不受拘束的美国成为欧盟的大家庭。世界单一政府的成立乃倒转美国革命,把势力转回欧洲,殖民这个世界最强大国家。奥巴马在此气候变化峰会将认同各国国家主权的瓦解,成立一个所谓带给人类希望的世界单一政府新政体。

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Chestnuts Roasting on a Copenhagen Fire


The hearts of men are desperately wicked above all things. The Rich and Mighty ones will have no desire to help the world. They are only interested in ruling the world. So the gathering in Copenhagen is another gimmick by them. Do you know why the One-world Government is able to set up without much hassle? Simply because most heads of different countries are brainless dudes!
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by Chuck Norris
Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Copenhagen is on fire this week, and there's far more heating up than just the climate.

Heads of state and others are gathering this week at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, but bonfires already have been blazing for weeks on that European front.

Let me see whether I can summarize the chestnuts roasting on that Copenhagen fire.

Shocking e-mail exchanges from scientists at an eminent global warming research center in the United Kingdom have proved that key climate change scientists have suppressed evidence in order to "trick" the public or "hide the decline" of global temperatures.

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Rather than focus on the audacity of the ClimateGate cover-up, Obama's top science adviser, John Holdren, downplayed the e-mails, informing Congress that the controversy involved a small group of scientists. And others, including Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., blamed the hackers who exposed the e-mails rather than the scientists who deceived the world with false global climate reports.

Similarly, the U.N. was caught recently deleting documents that would disclose how member states are leading (or not leading) the way in self-greening efforts.

The scientific journal Geophysical Research Letters documented that ice melt on Antarctica was the lowest in 30 years during 2008-09, a fact being ignored intentionally by NASA.

A U.S. scholar is threatening to sue NASA in order to prompt the agency to release climate change data, which he says have been manipulated here just like in Britain.

Officials in the Environmental Protection Agency gagged one of their own senior researchers after the 38-year employee submitted an internal critique of the EPA's climate change position.

Unlike the U.S., China and India already have opposed foreign climate governance because it would jeopardize their national sovereignty.

Nearly two months ago, Christopher Monckton, once science adviser to British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, warned us that the real purpose of the conference is more about global government than it is about global warming.

In my former column titled "Obama's One-World Government," I detailed more than a dozen actual statements in the proposed summit treaty that threaten our national sovereignty, could severely cripple our already depressed economy and are so globally socialistic that they would make even a communist blush.

Al Gore made statements back in July that change will be driven through "global governance."

The U.N.'s climate chief, Yvo de Boer, reported that between $10 billion and $12 billion annually will be needed from developed countries (e.g., the U.S.) through 2012 to "kick-start" things. According to the World Bank, adapting for global warming (e.g., building larger dams and higher bridges) will cost an additional $75 billion to $100 billion a year over the next 40 years. (A business professor at the University of Cambridge says it could be as high as $300 billion.)

A Japanese energy commission revealed that the majority of Japanese scientists reject U.N.- and Western-backed theories of climate change.

Despite Rep. Ron Paul's call for members of Congress to consider the joint opinion of more than 32,000 U.S. scientists -- including more than 9,000 Ph.D.s -- who believe humans likely have little or no part in the creation of "global warming," White House press secretary Robert Gibbs justified the White House's position and waved away opposition by tritely retorting that most people believe in global warming. A recent survey, however, found Americans' belief in global warming has declined and is at a 12-year low.

With 16,500 delegates descending upon Copenhagen -- including 140 aircraft carrying world leaders, heads of state and VIPs -- the U.N. estimates that the 12-day conference will create 40,584 tons of carbon dioxide equivalents. And could it be merely coincidental that all these planes are amassing at one place Dec. 7, the very anniversary of Pearl Harbor? Or are these all signs that our real enemies are looming on the horizon?

As I consider all of these global warming quandaries, the questions that keep coming to my mind are:

If there's no final draft of a treaty to sign, why is our president "contributing to global warming" by flying that super-jumbo 747 Air Force One to Copenhagen?

Why does Obama want to require American households to pay possibly more than $3,000 in additional annual taxes to reduce greenhouse emissions?

In the midst of one of America's worst recessions, where is the federal government going to get the billions of dollars needed to fulfill the financial promise to assist developing countries with green initiatives outlined on Page 11 of the 181-page climate summit treaty, which says it would ensure "that global crises, such as the financial crisis, should not constitute an obstacle to the provision of financial and technical assistance to developing countries in accordance with the Convention"?

Hasn't the Obama administration charged enough on the nation's credit cards in its first year in power by its trillions of dollars in bailouts, borrowing and additional government programs, including socialized medicine?

How much more will we take? Or should I say, how much more will they take?

Our government would do well to reconsider and actually live and lead by the words of Thomas Jefferson, who said during his first inaugural address, in 1801: "A wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government."

Source: http://townhall.com/columnists/ChuckNorris/2009/12/08/chestnuts_roasting_on_a_copenhagen_fire?page=2

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

马华必须自主,勿让外人左右

12月1日《星洲日报》封面标题:“翁:宁输掉一切也要马华自主。有人要革我交长职。”我大力支持翁诗杰这番话,因为如果马华家事都要巫统干涉的话,以后马华就没有自由心志了。请巫统不要多事,想想调转来你们巫统家事,你们会允许他党干涉吗?如果巫统要干涉,请你们让国阵成员党都可以互相干涉方为公平!

翁诗杰不让他党插手为了保护马华的尊严,那才赢得华社的支持。蔡细历也是可用之才,希望他也不让他党来开药方,须知道马华有自己的“医生”。最没有用的是寥中莱,他因为想出位当总会长,所以讨好服从巫统。这样的人一旦带领马华,肯定就处处向巫统叩头的了!

去年大选的教训,希望马华痛定思痛。就是因为在马哈迪手下,马华领袖都不敢对不利华社的政策讲 NO,一概妥协,结果华裔的利益每况愈下。所以华社认为马华已经不适合代表华裔了。现在马华领袖还继续向巫统懦弱,你们还有什么本钱去说服华裔支持你们?

另外翁诗杰说华团不应被富豪左右,说最近出现的一个现象是,一些富豪和权贵花尽心思接近友族,他们这样做都是为了本身的企业和生意。我读了便拍案叫绝!好,讲得妙!

富豪包括商联的锺廷森是何方神圣?这些人只为能够做生意,友族领袖即使不公正,也盲目赞好。这些所谓商联,他们的话不能够代表600多万的华裔。董教总作得对,它们不愿干涉马华课题。商联和其他所谓什么“华团”应该向董教总看齐。

Saturday, November 28, 2009

'BTN taught me the Chinese are the Jews of Asia'

1Malaysia? Forget it! PM Najib is not sincere. His policy showed that he is still playing the race-card. What is wrong with Jews? Many people are jealous about the Jews because they are the people of God Yahweh, the only true God of all. Why was BN afraid of the Jews? And the Chinese too? What will MCA & Gerakan do about this?
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by Asrul Hadi Abdullah Sani

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 27 — I am one of the privileged few to have attended a local public university and learned the meaning of hate, thanks to the ever popular Biro Tata Negara.

All undergraduates were forced to attend this programme or else they would not be eligible for graduation.

The BTN under the Prime Minister’s Department brought in “intellectual” speakers who were supposed to enlighten the students about the meaning of being a Malaysian but instead it felt more like a communist propaganda camp brainwashing those attending about the importance of “Ketuanan Melayu”.

The camp would usually take place during the weekends. Students would have to register early in the morning and the programme would last the whole day.

The organisers were always on their guard, asking participants to show their student identification cards each time they entered the hall, fearing the presence of outsiders.

In the hall, students were asked to turn off their mobile phones.

During the lectures, questions were planted among the audience and the students were advised not to ask any other questions.

One speaker began with the history of Malaysia and how much the country had gone through, always emphasising the May 13 riots.

He stressed the point of how much the Malays had sacrificed and how the community should be united especially from outside threat — the Chinese community.

He said that the Chinese community were “the Jews of Asia” and were just itching to take over when Malays were disunited and broken.

The speaker also revealed a greater Chinese conspiracy where the Chinese Malaysians were working together with Singapore to topple the Malay government.

“Do you want to become like the Malays in Singapore?” he asked.

He also went so far as to criticise Malay girls for dating boys from other races.

He added that they should not be cheap and embarrass their families.

Once, a student told the speaker that as Muslims, we should also respect other races who are also Muslims.

“All Muslims are Malays so it does not matter if they are Chinese or Indians. If they are Muslims then they are Malays,” the speaker replied.

This is why I was relieved when I learned that the Selangor government had moved to ban its civil servants, employees of state subsidiaries and students at state-owned education institutions from attending any BTN courses with immediate effect.

However I believe racism in varsities does not end at BTN because classrooms have also become victims of ignorant scholars.

My friend was verbally abused during his sociology class when he did not agree with the points made by his lecturer.

“You must be DKK,” the lecturer told him.

“What is DKK?” he asked.

“You must be darah keturunan keling (descendents of Indians),” the lecturer said, pointing to his dark skin.

My Saudi friend was also shocked by the comments made by his lecturer in his Islamic civilisation class.

“We should save our Orang Asli from the Chinese people. They are like the Palestinians and the Chinese are Israel. We must fight the Jews,” the lecturer told his students.

The lecturer even failed one of his students in his oral exam when he quoted a Western scholar in his presentation.

“You should be ashamed of yourselves. You are a Muslim and should only use Islamic scholars,” he scolded the student.

I was personally saddened when my Islamic law lecturer compared Christianity to Head & Shoulder’s 3 in 1 shampoo in referring to the religion’s Holy Trinity.

I feel that racism has been institutionalised in our country and that BTN is only the tip of the iceberg.

Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin defended BTN yesterday and claimed that it was not racist but is line with the 1 Malaysia concept.

I have to humbly disagree and would like to suggest maybe the ministers should bring their overseas children home and let them have a taste of what BTN is.

Source: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/index.php/malaysia/44775-btn-taught-me-the-chinese-are-the-jews-of-asia

国油站买不到 RON 97

几个月前,政府推出新配方汽油RON 95取代旧的RON 92。原本RON 97 卖每公升1.80令吉即涨价至2.05令吉。而RON 95即卖1.80令吉,让人不感觉汽油涨价的压力。

但国油站出现一种“怪”现象,即大多数油站已经不卖RON 97,只有RON 95。我绕了许多家国油站,八打灵和我住的梳邦市都找不到RON 97。反而在外埠才勉强找到它,但看来很快就一概不卖它了!我希望透过“星洲日报沟通平台”向国企部进谏,希望它们会纠正做法。若该部门没官员读懂中文忽略此建议,我希望首相的中文政治秘书可传达信息给首相。

虽然说RON 95的性能是好的,但政府控制的国油站也不能消除RON 97 的供应,以为了更广泛地推广RON 95。这种变相做法跟强制车主改用汽油无异,不是一个自由贸易国家当有的做法。

如果以商业的角度来看,国油站肯定是输家,因为许多想用RON 97 的顾客只好去光顾另家的油站,这政策对国油站业主有欠公平,因为收入流失了!以商业的角度看,也包括顾客是最重要的,业主务必满足他们的需要。

以目前政府对国油站的政策,更像是“爱国式”的做生意手法,它希望鼓励车主多用 RON 95。这样讲乃因政府无法保持油价不涨,所以 RON 95 是维持 RON 97 旧价的借口。国油站不卖 RON 97 是让政府“证明 RON 95 是优质油。但政府没有考量到新车和高性能的车最好用 RON 97,还有一些很照顾车的车主想维持使用 RON 97 的事情。除此,大多数车主喜欢某牌子的汽油,他们不想转换其他的牌子,政府不应该抹杀他们的选择。

Cocoa and Migraine

Cocoa Enriched Diets May Be Beneficial In Treatment Of Migraine
Main Category: Headache / Migraine
Also Included In: Nutrition / Diet
Article Date: 16 Sep 2009 - 1:00 PDT

For several years, researchers have been interested in the value of Theobroma cacao in treating a variety of disorders. A new study presented at the International Headache Society's 14th International Headache Congress hosted by the American Headache Society (AHS) in Philadelphia, has provided the first evidence for the value of cocoa as a dietary supplement in repressing inflammatory responses within the trigeminal ganglia which are thought to play a role in migraine.

"It appears that a cocoa-enriched diet in rats can repress the proteins that are associated with the promotion and maintenance of inflammatory responses such as migraine," said Paul L. Durham, PhD of Missouri State University's Center for Biomedical & Life Sciences, an author of the study.

"Although this is an early animal study, it shows promise in helping researchers understand more about how migraine can be prevented and treated," said Michael Moskowitz, MD, President of the International Headache Society. "So much more research is needed in understanding this devastating disease that robs millions of Americans of a productive quality of life." Some 36 million Americans suffer with migraine, more than either diabetes or asthma.

More than 400 scientific papers and posters are to be presented during the IHC/AHS meeting which is expected to draw some 1,200 migraine specialists and scientists from around the globe. The meeting is the world's largest professional conference on migraine and headache-related diseases.

Source:

International Headache Society, and
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/164023.php

Friday, November 20, 2009

马华-被巫统拉着鼻子走的政党

马华斗得天翻地覆,演变越来越多新花招。可叹寥中莱,十个爱将被砍。起初他想乘虚夺权,以第三势力出位。谁知没预料翁诗杰耍赖,霸王硬霸位不走,寥中莱奈他如何?

寥中莱刚出任卫生部长时,声称这个部长职位是“地狱部长”。他是用英文的 Minister of Hell 作为 Minister of Health 的谐音。之所以是“地狱部长”,乃因过去每个卫生部长都没有好收场的。这次看来寥中莱的职位冻过冰。马华有必要破除此职位的咒诅,要如何,我没头绪。不过,不防把烫手山芋丢给巫统,卫生部长换给它们去出任。

话说回来,首相要插手马华党争,翁诗杰和蔡细历也没拒绝。这明显马华一路来怕巫统,对它俯首称臣。华社已经忍马华很多年了,所以才会在去年大选忍无可忍下让国阵惨重失利。我想,马华的党争若由巫统来解决的话,马华将付出更惨重的代价。巫统不尊敬国阵其他成员党的独立,处处要在大哥。巫统替马华作主的话,那就摆明马华再对巫统言听计从的另一明证。

马华,被巫统拉着鼻子走的政党,可悲!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

称赵明福死于自杀,政府法医捏造证词?

一个国家要进步,需要调整许多作法。向来国家领袖为自己利益多过为人民利益,所以人人都在争权,因为一有权,财源就滚滚来。领袖为了巩固地位,不惜使用政府各机关作为自己的武器。因此,人民对政府机关已经失去信心太久了!

作者:查尔斯圣地亚哥


泰国著名法医庞缇在赵明福死因调查庭上的供证令人震惊。她的结论是赵明福或被他杀,这已强烈动摇反贪委员会的可信度。

庞缇(右图)的供证显示赵明福的头盖骨裂痕是由硬物敲击所致及怀疑曾遭人掐着喉咙。

她说赵明福撞上五楼屋顶时仍活着,但已失去意识。根据庞缇医生,赵明福的肛门裂痕是硬物插入所致。

庞缇的发现令前两位法医的诚信受质疑,他们是来自巴生中央医院的凯鲁阿兹南和来自吉隆坡马大医药中心的巴拉山那勒斯。他们都说赵明福死于自杀。

凯鲁和巴拉山是否被逼捏造证词以庇护致死赵明福的官员?或者他们是在压力下供证?

这清楚显示反贪委员会是巫统领导的政府用来恐吓反对党的工具。首相纳吉已清楚指示要巫统夺回雪州政府。在这个过程中一个年轻人因此死亡。


政府庇护施暴者遂国阵政治议程

比庞缇的供证更离奇的是,一封以反贪委员会信头发出的匿名信指责雪州反贪委员会副总监希山慕丁哈欣和前雪州大臣莫哈末基尔多约串谋调查民联议员涉贪事件。

反贪委员会高层和基尔企图抹黑民联议员的诚信以及推翻雪州政府。相反的,庞缇的发现导致公众丧失对反贪委员会的所有信心。

这不是国阵政府第一次漠视扣留所死亡,这个滥权现象一直没有被监督和纠正。古甘之死引起众怒,一个影片曝露了他身上的严重伤痕。他死于警察扣留所,身体上有深刻的伤口和被烧伤的伤痕。

八个月后,仅有一个警员被控。古甘身上的伤痕委实太多,这令人怀疑更多警员涉及。该名警员只是被控严重致伤古甘以逼他认罪,虽然总检察长已把此案列为谋杀处理。

根据去年国会提出的数据,2003年至2007年之间,扣留所死亡共达1535宗。

如果政府继续庇护这些滥权施暴者以遂国阵的政治议程,马来西亚将面对最大的信心危机。

因此,我促请政府马上把涉及盘问赵明福的官员停职。我也促请政府即刻成立皇家调查委员会以独立调查赵明福的死因。

庞缇关于赵明福之死的发现令人难受,我谨此向赵明福的父母、妻子、家属和朋友表达我最深的同情和哀悼。

查尔斯圣地亚哥是民主行动党巴生区国会议员

来源:http://www.merdekareview.com/news/n/11143.html

第30期《神召之声》 The 30th Issue of Chinese AG Voice


第30期《神召之声》已经出炉了,请到马来西亚神召会网站下载:
The 30th Issue of Chinese AG Voice is available now, please download it from The Assemblies of God of Malaysia website at:

我国新闻自由排名微升一位止跌,不自由指数不减反增情况未好转


无疆界记者组织(Reporters Without Borders)今日公布《2009年度全球新闻自由指数》,马来西亚排名微升了一个位子,从第132名上升至131名,遏止了自2006年以来的连续4年跌势。

但是,我国新闻不自由的指数,却从39.50提高至44.25,依然被归类为新闻自由“处境艰难”的国家。

这个指数越高,显示有关国家的新闻越不自由。

去年我国的新闻自由排名从124名跌至132名,是全球新闻自由指数自2002年公布以来,所取得的最低排名。

马来西亚在2006年的排名是92,2007年骤降至124名,2008年继续降至132名。

虽然我国今年的排名勉强上升一个位子,但是这个排名在175个国家当中仍然殿后,而且不自由指数也上升,显示国内新闻自由仍然停滞不前。

印柬菲泰皆排在大马之前

新闻自由指数上名列前茅的国家大多是欧洲国家,包括丹麦、瑞典、挪威、芬兰及爱尔兰等。

至于东南亚国家,东帝汶依然名列前茅,以72名排在最前,接下来是印尼(100)、柬埔寨(117)、菲律宾(122)、泰国(130),然后才是马来西亚。

排在马来西亚后面则是有新加坡(133)、汶莱(155)、越南(168)、寮国(169)、与缅甸(171)。


奥巴马效应美国攀升20名

美国与中国则分别排在20和168名

press freedom index 2007全球新闻自由报告点名美国总统奥巴马的当选掀起了奥巴马效应,由于他所采纳的政策不如前任者般鹰派,导致美国的新闻自由排名从40名大幅度攀升了20名。

不过,无疆界记者组织也点出令人感到忧虑的趋势,即被视为自由民主楷模的欧洲国家的排名,有逐年下降的趋势,尤其是法国、意大利及斯洛伐克。

吊销执照和判监威胁记者


今年的全球新闻自由指数报告,只有少部分触及马来西亚。报告批评马来西亚的独裁政权阻止新闻从业员,正常地报道敏感课题,例如贪污或侵犯人权案件。

“在马来西亚,内政部通过威胁撤销媒体的执照,或以监禁威胁新闻从业员,来审查或让媒体进行自我审查。”

发放调查问卷给各国记者


无疆界记者组织是每年透过发放问卷给世界各国的合作组织、新闻从业员、研究员和人权工作者等,调查有关国家的新闻自由状况。

今年的排行榜和指数反映有关国家从2008年9月1日至2009年8月31日的新闻自由状况。

该组织的评估标准包括影响新闻从业员的任何侵权事件,例如谋杀、被判入狱、攻击以及威胁;媒体组织的状况如审查、没收出版物、搜查与骚扰;侵犯新闻自由者是否逍遥法外;媒体是否自我审查,是否能自由展开调查报道与批评;以及媒体所面对的经济压力。

该组织的问卷也评估管理媒体的司法环境,包括媒体犯错所受到的惩罚、国家是否垄断媒体、如何管制媒体,以及媒体的中立性。它还调查了互联网上的资讯是否能够自由流通。

来源:
http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/115487

Thai expert says Teoh's death '80%' homicide


'Funky' is not a term normally associated with the grisly business of forensics but Dr Pornthip Rojanasunand is no ordinary pathologist. – Picture by Jack Ooi

And now, the BN government must reveal to the world the whole truth. This shows how the Malaysian forensic pathologists have degraded their professionalism when they submitted to the instruction from the police (actually the higher authority). Malaysia has become a laughing stock again in Teoh's case.

by Debra Chong

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 — Thai pathologist Dr Pornthip Rojanasunand told the coroner’s court this morning that there was an 80 per cent probability that Teoh Beng Hock’s death was homicide and not suicide, and suggested that some of his injuries were sustained before his fatal fall.

Under questioning from Selangor state lawyer, Malik Imtiaz Sarwar, Dr Pornthip testified that the political aide was indeed alive when he hit the ground but added that he was unconscious, judging from the lack of injuries to his wrists and ankles.

She explained that if he were still conscious when he fell, there would have been “reaction wounds” to show he had instinctively tried to stop from hitting the ground.

She said that Teoh’s injuries showed he could have been strangled and that he sustained anal penetration before he fell to his death on July 16.

Dr Pornthip added that Teoh could have passed out as a result of the strangulation or from the pain from injuries to his anal region.

She told the court that the likelihood that Teoh had committed suicide — the theory previously put forward by the two pathologists who examined Teoh’s body after death — was only 20 per cent.

The stunning testimony made by the forensic expert, who gained international prominence from her work in identifying the 2004 Asian tsunami victims and more recently in the death of Hollywood star David Carradine, appeared to suggest Teoh was assaulted before his death.

Using a graphics presentation, the 54-year-old who has carried out over 10,000 autopsies over the last 27 years, told the court that not all the injuries sustained by Teoh were consistent with those caused by a fall.

The anal tear, which she described as a “penetrating injury”, appeared to have happened before he fell.

Dr Pornthip noted that the tear measured 6cm-wide by 2cm-long.

She rejected the idea that the anus was penetrated by a bone fragment, which had been put forward by local pathologist, Dr Khairul Aznam Ibrahim from the Hospital Tengku Rahimah Ampuan in Klang.

She reasoned that if that had happened, the force would have punctured the area opposite its entry and not as what was shown in the autopsy photos taken.

She suggested that they were caused by an object inserted into Teoh’s anus from a bottom-up direction, which she indicated with a blue arrow on a picture slide projected on a white screen in the darkened courtroom this morning.

“This kind of injury, I’ve not seen in cases of fall from height,” the director-general of Thailand’s Central Institute of Forensic Science (CIFS) said.

However, she could not say what the object was.

She also said that the depth of the tear was not measured or mentioned in the autopsy report.

Dr Khairul had jointly written the autopsy report with Indian pathologist Dr Prashant Naresh Samberkar who is currently based at the Universiti Malaya Medical Centre in Kuala Lumpur.

Several stripes on Teoh’s upper thighs, just below the buttocks were also pointed out as inconsistent with injuries caused by a fall.

Dr Pornthip suggested the horizontal lines were the result of a beating with a stick.

She added that if she had carried out the autopsy on Teoh, she would have cut open the thighs just under the skin to check for internal bleeding in order to confirm her theory.

She also pointed out several “round” bruises on Teoh’s neck, which could mean “manual strangulation” by fingers.

Her lengthy explanation on Teoh’s neck injuries was peppered with graphic references to her own case studies of strangulation victims.

The skull fracture on Teoh’s head, she said, was not typical of an injury from a fall, but more compatible with the result of blunt force applied directly to the skull.

“I found contusion on fracture line, so the fracture could be caused by blunt force injury directly on skull,” she said, explaining why she disagreed with Dr Khairul’s and Dr Prashant’s theory.

The two doctors who performed Teoh’s autopsy had previously put forward the idea that the head injury may have been caused by the momentum of the landing.

“For transfer of force, (you) only find ring fracture at base of the skull along (the) spinal column, not a linear fracture and not a cervical spine fracture,” she added.

She said that her assessment was based on Teoh’s autopsy report, the photographs of his injuries and from snapshots taken at the site where his body was found.

Dr Pornthip who had earlier suggested that Teoh may have been dragged before he plunged to his death told the coroner’s court after lunch break that she no longer held the view.

In her testimony earlier, she had contradicted Dr Prashant’s idea that it was caused by the impact on the ground.

She explained that she had been allowed to view the original pictures of the shoe, which are of a better quality than the copies she had been provided, and confirmed that the marks on the sole were indeed caused by the impact when Teoh landed on the hard and rough ground feet first.

She told the court she would like to carry out her own autopsy on Teoh, but magistrate Azmil Muntapha Abas who is acting as coroner in the inquest, indicated that it may be too late to do so at this stage.

Dr Pornthip had also previously sent two assistants to join the court to survey where Teoh’s body was found on a 5th-floor landing outside the offices of the Selangor branch of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in Plaza Masalam here.

Teoh, who was the political secretary to a DAP state executive councillor, had been questioned overnight on July 15 to help an ongoing investigation into claims his boss had misused state funds.

Dr Pornthip was engaged as an expert witness by the Selangor state government.

She had been among the first names suggested to carry out a joint autopsy on Teoh, but was rejected by his family whose reasons remain unknown.

Earlier, she told the court that she had conducted over 10,000 autopsies in her career, of which more than 100 dealt with fatal falls from high places.

She estimated Teoh to have died between 6am and 8am on July 16.

Source:
http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/index.php/malaysia/40991-thai-expert-says-teohs-death-80pc-homicide

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

当诺贝尔奖被政治参杂时


奥巴马获得诺贝尔和平奖?我倒满脑子疑问!此时我想起星洲日报媒体集团总编辑萧依钊女士在3月访问文学家李欧梵先生的一些语录,的确相信世人不必再重视什么诺贝尔奖。

萧依钊问:“从诺贝尔文学奖来看,中国有很多文学家会觉得委屈……如果高行健的作品可以拿奖,他们觉得中国有更多优秀的作家可以得奖。你对于这些事情有什么看法?”李欧梵回答:“我根本瞧不起诺贝尔奖,尽管它的名气很大。每次诺贝尔奖揭晓的时候,我都会泼一瓢冷水,劝大家不要那么重视。”

各界对奥巴马获奖褒贬不一,贬,不是不认可他一些功劳,而是为何他做总统不足9个月即蒙认定表现?更不可思议是今届和平奖提名截止日期是2月1日,奥巴马还未坐上两个星期的位呢!

这免不了让人质疑诺贝尔奖近年被参杂了政治的隐喻议程,以奥巴马被提名的情况,不得不使人质疑他一早被安排获奖。当一项国际权威的鉴证组织参杂了政治时,其信誉将逐渐被打折扣。无论是奖赏占米卡特批评伊拉克,或奖赏戈尔推动全球暖化醒觉运动,组织都避免不了涉嫌利用奖项作为一项政治工具来影响美国政治。倘若诺贝尔在天之灵能看到地上的事的话,他肯定感叹受委托者已经乖离了他的原意。

现在挪威支持奥巴马重塑美国,以致它更像欧洲。欧洲社会主义若没有征服美国是不能成功的。如果欧洲有高税制度,而美国保持低征税的话,交易和人才必流去美国。如果欧洲的劳工标准是需要长假期,高利益及禁止裁员,而美国的不是这样的话,雇主会迁移到美国做生意。欧洲晓得这事实,那么奥巴马成为美国总统使到它更加欢迎。

诺贝尔奖颁给奥巴马是为了报答他驯服不受拘束的美国成为欧洲的大家庭。欧洲要倒转美国革命,并要重新殖民它。欧洲看到奥巴马愿意遵行它们指示的心。颁给奥巴马的诺贝尔奖表达欧洲的意愿:就是夺回它那些野心勃勃和傲慢的孩子所创立的国家。

圣经讲到末后将有敌基督出现,他将迫使以色列立和平契约。敌基督将在欧盟崛起,所以现在欧盟想设法控制大哥美国,很明显是控制整个世界的预先步骤。所以,基督徒必须警醒,因为主耶稣回来的日子近了。

Friday, October 9, 2009

毫不留情: 贪污如何影响我们?让我算给你看


可是回教党没向贪污宣战,回教党向啤酒和性感的女人宣战,回教党不明白贪污和贫穷才是真正的敌人,贫穷奴役我们,贪污使我们更加的贫穷。

大部分大马人对本国的贪污程度不作二想,一些人甚至觉得多多益善。你们当中,有谁因为非法泊车,或闯红灯后被开出300令吉罚单时,向警员行贿50令吉或100令吉的呢?

而这里要提醒你,这算便宜的了。在警方的扣留所中,你需要付给警察100令吉,以换取三分钟的本地通话,或是以19令吉获得一根香烟,这些加起来,总共有有 200令吉入袋了。我曾经花了200令吉以获得一夜的『保护』。花了200令吉,我被安置在一个『特别的』扣留室中,在里头,一名因为谋杀而等待上庭的扣留犯保护着我,免得其他人找我麻烦,他甚至丢了一根香烟作为『配套』的一部分。

为了逃过绞刑台,一名毒贩需要付出25万令吉。

我妻子在2001年遭扣留在警局的女子扣留所一夜,当晚我也被捕了。我和一名在毒品交易中第二次被捕的印尼女子交谈。她和他的丈夫首次被捕时,他们必须付出 50万令吉以获得释放,这次他们也在试图安排另一笔50万令吉以逃过第二次的逮捕。可以想象他们在贩卖毒品中赚了多少,最重要的是,可以想象得到每次他们被逮捕时,警察可以获得多少。

我和许多的华人商人朋友谈过,他们承认,如果涉及贿赂的话,做生意会比较容易。通过贿赂政府人员,可节省了许多时间,因为你可以绕过正常要求而让你的申请更快获得批准,当你别无『选择』时,你可以选择行贿。因此,当面对障碍时,行贿其实帮助解决问题——尤其像马来西亚这种第三世界国家,与政府交涉可能是充满『障碍』的。

当贪污对你没有直接影响时,你不怎么会去关系这个问题。就像犯罪一样,只要匪徒不来你家抢东西,同时强奸你的妻女的话,谁管它外头犯罪率有多高?只有在你中招时,你才开始对飙升的犯罪率指天骂地,还怪罪警方办事不力。没有尽力打击罪犯。

那些患上癌症,或被因癌症而受苦的人,或是因癌症痛失亲人的人才会参与防止癌症运动或协会,不是吗?我们当中那些没有面对过癌症的人士会对防止癌症的努力而慷慨解囊的那?各人自扫门前雪,莫管他人瓦上霜,更甚的是,一些人还干出其他事,譬如贪污等等。

可是,贪污的确影响着我们,这和许多人的想法是自相矛盾的,有时它直接影响了我们,大部分时候这是间接的影响。

每天平均有十人死于大马公路。许多人蒙受严重受伤或残废,有时导致了他们再也无法工作谋生。这些事故的主因是,大马人不懂驾驶。

这里,别因为这段话而被混淆了。大马人都持有有效驾照,可是大马人却不懂驾驶。你知道吗?一些欧洲国家可让你使用新加坡驾照在你的东道国驾驶,可是他们不接受大马驾照。大马驾照『不喇古』(tak laku,没价值)。

我认识一个人,目前已经过世了,她在生前持有驾照,可是却连把车子退到路上也办不到。如果不懂退车,她到底是怎样考获她的驾照的?很肯定的,她不会驾车。

是这样的,她告诉我。教车学院有两个配套,一个是『保证过关』配套,意思是说,即使你不懂驾驶,你的驾驶测验将会及格并获得一张执照。另一个配套是,你去考车,及不及格是你家的事。

这个标准配套有个麻烦,尽管你懂得驾驶,他们还是会让你不及格,这是作为你拒绝参加『保证过关』配套的一个『惩罚』。即使你会驾车,为了安全起见以考获驾照,还是付钱算了,更何况你不懂驾车呢?

就这样,每天十个人死在大马路上,他们有驾照,可是他们不懂驾驶。而这些死去的人,可以是你自己、你的家人、同事或好友。简单来说,那名死于公路意外的人可能是你认识的人,或你的情人。

因此,当你因为贪污而失去了你的亲友,或你自身的死亡时,贪污已经影响了你。如果一个人被强迫学习如何正确的驾驶,然后才获得驾照的话,或许他或她今天还活着。过去五十年来,我本身就因为交通意外而失去了几位亲友。有时这是他们自己的失误,令人难过的是,当车祸中,错的一方是他人,而你是那些完全不懂驾车的鲁莽驾驶者轮下的受害人。

我也曾经因为差劲的医疗设备而失去了一些我的挚亲。急救部门缺乏床位和不足的隔离装置导致了粗劣的医疗设施。因为这些关系,这些人必死无疑。

这并非大马没有足够的金钱来改进它的医疗设施,而是把钱花在不该花的地方,而且花得太多了,再加上,每个计划和采购将可捞到油水,于是,医疗设施的改进容后再谈。因为他们的怠慢或延缓资料,结果,我们当中,有许多人失去了亲友和同事。

如果不是因为把钱浪费了,而是花在正确的用途中,其中,医疗和教育是两个最重要的领域,如此,大马将会变得更好。然而,我们的医疗和教育设施低于所谓的先进国结构,可是我们却沾沾自喜。

我们拥有最好的武器,我们拥有梦幻般的桥梁、建筑物和道路,屌!现在我们甚至拥有潜艇。可是当说到医疗和教育设施时,我们却乏善可陈,而医疗和教育却比那些吞咽了国家数以亿计财富,却不能带来收入的白象和纪念碑更重要,白象和纪念碑只是在浪费钱。

在大马,汽车的价格不菲,这也是因为贪污造成的。如果政府允许汽车工业的自由化,汽车的价格将会比现在低很多。可是他们却不允许自由化,他们不能这样做,因为那些当权者的朋党们可以由这些汽车进口准证,以及各式各样的准证中赚大钱。结果,大马人需要付出要比原本价格的双倍来买车,可是他们的薪金却没因此而提高双倍。

最后,你成为你那辆汽车的奴隶,而不是汽车是你的奴隶。你在为你的汽车工作,而不是你的汽车为你工作。而因为令人感到遗憾的公共交通,你别无选择,只好自己拥有一辆车。在许多国家,你无需汽车,可是在这里,你没汽车就动弹不得了。

在把钱花在你的汽车身上,结果,你还剩下什么?很多情况,就因为你的汽车,你没有能力供屋。其实,大马人很穷,生活费如此的高,可是薪水却非常低,而贪污让大马人贫穷。

如果你认为贪污没有影响到你,你实在太迂腐了。它对你的影响有过之而无不及。而只有宁顽不灵的人才会相信贪污没有对他们造成各人的影响,甚至会说,有利于生意。大马人为贪污付出了沉重的代价,最糟的是,我们甚至不觉得我们所付出的代价。

大马人以缴税的形式付出了几十亿(给政府),可是这笔钱大部分没有回馈到我们身上,它被马桶冲走了,几百亿就这样失去了,一些人估计说有三百亿令吉,而这些都是我们的钱。试想想,如果我们我们在只需以每公升三毛钱的价格购买汽油,或是以一块八毛就可买到一包香烟,或以五万元买到一辆本田思域,到时你的口袋不是会剩更多钱吗?今天,我们的钱在每个月的第十天就花完了,接着,你需要再等二十天才有得出糧。

别想存点钱未雨绸缪,这是不可能的,贪污已经取走了我们所有的钱。其实,我国非常富有,我们不该被令缴税,即使需要缴税,税务也应该处于不对我们造成伤害的水平。

过去几十年来,反对党为政府争取最低薪金,可是政府却不同意所建议的最低每月900令吉薪金。

其实,即使是900令吉也是太低了。一些国家,像英国已经宣布最低薪金是每小时35令吉,这是大马人一天的收入,而英国的香烟价格几乎和大马一样。许多其他的事物也是一样,就以汽车而言,它的价格就比大马便宜很多。

不!大马人很穷,你赚得很少,却需要付出更多,同时,贪污取走了你仅剩的。而大马人依然相信贪污不会直接影响他们。

这就是为么我认为回教党没有对准焦点,他们应该注重在主要的课题,而这个课题就是贪污,同时探讨贪污是如何的影响着我们。禁止啤酒或性感的歌星上台演出并不会是大马人获得更好的生活,即使把啤酒和性感歌星都查禁了,大马人还是穷光蛋,我们之因为穷,是因为我们的钱被掠夺了,而我们的低薪和苛税不能让我们过着好日子。

先知默罕默德对『里巴』(riba’ 《卡兰经》中的利息,重利或高利贷)选战,高利贷基本上即是无需自己的努力下赚钱。而,根据什叶派因兰霍先(Imran Hossein)的说法,『里巴』有八十个层次,贪污是其中一种(因为贪污涉及了在不道德的手段下获取金钱,其中没有经过自己的努力)。

可是回教党没向贪污宣战,回教党向啤酒和性感的女人宣战,回教党不明白贪污和贫穷才是真正的敌人,贫穷奴役我们,贪污使我们更加的贫穷。

回教党应该承担先知的斗争,真正的对抗贪污和贫穷,而贫穷是贪污的温床。当你拿到薪水后的一个星期后就把钱花光时,你需要通过贪污来过活。

出处∶Malaysia Today
原题∶No Hold Barred∶How does corruption affect us? Let me count the ways
作者  ∶拉惹柏特拉
发表日期∶29-09-2009
翻译  ∶西西留 http://ccliew.blogspot.com/2009/09/blog-post_29.html

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Evangelist Roberts Liardon Leads London Bible College


Tuesday, 29 September 2009 04:29 PM EDT Adrienne S. Gaines

Evangelist Roberts Liardon has been named principal of the International Bible Institute of London (IBIOL), the training arm of the charismatic Kensington Temple London City Church.

The school, which began classes Monday, trains Christians to evangelize throughout Europe and around the world.

"Roberts brings an enormous amount of experience in ministry in general and in training in particular," said Colin Dye, founder and president of the school and apostolic overseer of Kensington Temple. "We know Roberts will be a blessing to us, and we hope to be a blessing to him."

The appointment comes nearly eight years after Liardon stepped down from his Embassy Christian Center in Irvine, Calif., after confessing to a short-term homosexual relationship with the church's youth pastor.

Dye said he believes Liardon, 43, has been fully restored to ministry since his December 2001 confession.

"He went far beyond the recommendations set for him by those involved in the initial six-month process of his restoration," Dye said. "After two years of counseling and recovery, he returned to ministry."

The scandal, however, triggered an exodus from Liardon's church and his accredited school, Spirit Life Bible College. Some leaders who left complained that Liardon did not accept initial pastoral counsel from a leader who advised him to step away from the pulpit for one year.

Both organizations closed in 2007, when Liardon relocated his itinerant preaching ministry to Florida.

Dye believes the two ministries will be of mutual benefit. Because Kensington Temple is part of the Elim Pentecostal Churches of Great Britain, Liardon will be subject to its accountability structure as part of the church's staff.

But Dye said Liardon is answering a Macedonian call by moving to London, where he said religious freedom is being stifled as a result of Islam's influence across Europe. In September, a Christian couple who run a hotel in England was arrested for talking to a Muslim about Jesus, he said. Other Christians have been fired for saying "God bless you" or wearing a cross.

"[Liardon's] burden for Europe as a major 21st-century spiritual battleground has been welcomed by European ministers who see his coming as part of the ongoing spiritual partnership between the U.S. and Europe," Dye said.

In a statement, Liardon said IBIOL will emphasize evangelism to prepare students to reach diverse communities with the gospel. "IBIOL is raising up men and women of faith who can stand against these challenges," Liardon said. "We are training them to re-evangelize European nations and to plant new churches. Much of Europe has no effective evangelical witness."

Liardon is the author of God's Generals, a history of Pentecostal pioneers. He has relocated to London, but will continue preaching, writing and leading his international missions ministry.

Source: http://www.charismamag.com/index.php/news/23485-evangelist-roberts-liardon-leads-london-bible-college-?utm_source=MailingList&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Charisma+News+Online+09-29-09

真警假警一样担心

读了9月30日关于一位导游被三个警察栽赃勒索的新闻,感到不寒而栗。导游停车路边谈电话,碰上警察,结果遭栽赃毒品勒索。这件事情,政府当局不能以特殊个案而掉以轻心。

警察的任务是保护人民,为人民解决某些问题。基于我国治安欠佳,加上警方的贪污问题长期存在,原本人民对他们的形象已经不太好的了。那么如果人民期待抓拿盗贼的警察也盗劫的话,人民的安危岂不更失保障?

当事人导游勇敢公开遭遇,让人民知道真相,日后人民有所警惕。类似的情形可能更多,因为大马人经常都怕惹事,只好暗中承受委屈,不敢投诉。

我们常常读到和听到攫夺和打劫案的事情,导致受伤,死亡和变成植物人的例子不胜枚举。最近的案件是新山的17岁女生被攫夺从电单车摔死,以及太平女生被打劫且险被施暴。《星洲日报》封面显著刊登女生严重受伤照片,它尽社会责任是值得赞赏的,它如此着重乃希望政府关注日益严重的治安问题。

我国人民向来是怕警察的,在遇到警察检查时,大多数人不敢维护个人的权利去要求对方出示证件。或许这样就有人看透大马人的怕警察心理,去冒充警察。向来我们都常听到和读到假警勒索,打劫和强奸的报道。最近有一间商店被爆窃,大批警察徽章失窃,看来不久后假警的案件将进一步恶化。

若说假警当道无奈的话,那么真警勒索打劫岂不更无奈?其实真警察作案也常有。人民遇到警察上前查问时,我们对他们的动作是否感到担心?我们恳求内政部长希山慕丁正视大马皇家警察部队的形象和效率。不然,一旦本来应该保障人民安全的警方却变成不能保障,导致人民不是信任他们而是提防他们的话,大马的国际形象就大打折扣了!

Friday, September 18, 2009

公务员关键表现指数

读了郑博士的“别再为难持红登记老人家”心声(http://opinions.sinchew-i.com/node/11572),非常同情他母亲的遭遇和他家人的痛苦。同一天,《星洲日报》在封面刊登内政部长希山慕丁颁发公民权给92人的新闻。对那92人当然是喜出望外,但详读内容报道,92人乃从3万2千927份申请批准出来的,所以那群数以万计的失败者日后还须感到失落下去的。

为什么会累积了这么多年没有认真调查,好让那些真正合格者获得批准?而延迟申请报生纸的个案更惊人,多达9万3千360份。公民权和报生纸的申请数目,如果加上那些如郑博士所说“发现以前提交的申请没有记录”的数量的话,岂不是更庞大?

这样的苦等,不少人经过了几个首相,多个部长,并不是一件光彩的事情。在收到申请表格后,官员作了什么?把它们全部叠到好像山那么高,然后等申请者来追问结果?

至于找不到文件,并非是国民登记局仅有的问题。几乎所有的政府部门都有这样的问题。那么这是不是时候政府部门该检讨它们处理文件的制度和效率呢?大马官员不要只是常挂在口中说要在2020年踏上先进国的列车,我们必须以行动效法先进国办事的效率和态度。在先进国,申请者呈上的文件都被发收据的。

庆幸首相纳吉委任两个人,许子根和伊德利斯,对部长进行关键表现指数收集资料。我希望他们能够深入部长部门的公务员操作的制度,态度和效率。我也希望首相能够把关键表现指数范围扩展到地方政府部门的公务员。其中一点该检讨的是应该增加华印裔公务员。

Monday, September 14, 2009

Anticancer Crusaders – Broccoli, a good anticancer agent


by Lindsey Galloway, Natural Solutions

The order “Eat your broccoli!” was one most of us probably heard growing up. Mom’s explanation always boiled down to the fact that it was simply “good for you.” But now researchers at UCLA have discovered precisely why broccoli (and other cruciferous vegetables) and soy have been linked to preventing certain cancers.

The answer comes in the compound diindolylmethane, created through the digestion of broccoli, and the isoflavone genistein found in soy, both of which combat the replication of two proteins that help spread cancer cells in ovarian and breast tissue. Scientists are also studying the compounds’ effects on 23 other types of cancer.

These two compounds may make preventative and chemotherapy treatments for breast and ovarian cancers more effective, though additional testing is necessary. Encouraging news, for sure, but don’t expect ornery toddlers to start gobbling up broccoli any time soon.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

柔州席悬空可不补选乃抹杀民主

读了关于柔佛州议席悬空可不补选的新闻,感到纳闷,难道这就是我国的立法者的素质吗?柔州修宪法通过修宪提案,一旦州议席因突发事故而悬空,除非议长认为足以影响多数党的力量,否则可不必补选。

这样的修宪通过,乃是民主的开倒车,也为其他州属开了不良的先例。柔州国阵执政了52年,为什么越来越怕竞争呢?难道西马的7场补选国阵皆败北而怕输吗?抑或州国阵听到什么风声知道民心思变而失去信心吗?

州议员的工作,不只是为了服务民生而已,所以别以为州议员没有了,该党派代表服务选区就能满足选民。其实,州议员更重要的工作就是代表选民在会议厅传达心声,也针对州的整体问题作决策。若离开下届州选举还远,抹杀选民拥有州议员的权利乃对选民不公平。

我国不是奋力于到2020年踏上先进国的列车吗?但为何州政府掌舵者的思维却很狭隘,一味压缩民主空间呢?所以,我希望从政者要有宏图远见,看到这世界是往开放的路线前进的。从政者若只是为了党的利益而不惜牺牲全民的利益的话,必被民主开放的大洪流冲走。

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

打破香膏,破除貧窮靈的見證--上帝的大能眷顧順服祂的人

最後的救命錢

某日,聖靈要我們去台東利稻部落(布農族)服事,我們打聽後知道有位弟兄是基督徒,他也願意接待我們,於是我們住在他家,他也按照三餐供應我們的需要。

跟他談話中我們發現他滿臉憂愁,有很深的重擔,他說:我跟銀行借了很多錢,也用信用卡預借現金借很多錢買了許多肥料施肥,可是不知道怎麼回事,茶葉一直都營養不良,又有許多病蟲害,以至於無法收成,也沒錢可以再買肥料施肥,所以古志明的茶葉看起來,樹枝比葉子還多,很像枯萎的樣子.

另外,他也種植了青椒,可是種植的地方太高山了,沒有水源可以灌溉,如果下雨的話,又會土石流,因此當地人都笑他說:你的青椒不能收成啦,種在這裡不是枯死就是被土石流沖走。這位弟兄沒得選擇,因為它只有這塊地可以種,其他的地都是別人的。

銀行不斷的催收帳款,他已經好幾期最低應繳金額都付不出來,銀行說若再不還錢的話就要送法院強制執行,因此這位弟兄只好到處跟親人借錢,好不容易借了一萬元,這是銀行要求至少先還一萬元,否則會很慘。

當我們知道這情況後就為他禱告,並且去青椒園和茶葉園按手在土地和作物上禱告,然後我們2天的服事結束準備離開,忽然聖靈又感動我們去雪見服事,可是我們的錢都用完了,估算一下去雪見的加油錢和食宿費,需要6000元,這怎麼辦呢?正當我們要離開的時候,這位弟兄古志明拿了6000元給我們,他說:神感動我,要我奉獻6000元給你們,我掙扎了一下,最後還是順服神,請你們收下。

唉呀!這錢是救命錢,我們怎麼敢收呢,可是他說我很確定是聖靈的聲音要我奉獻,所以我們就為他祝福禱告後收下這筆救命錢,然後去雪見服事,當我們一上車要離開時,神用很清楚的聲音告訴我們團隊的傳道人說:這位弟兄從此脫離貧窮的軛,哦,感謝主,我們真是歡喜快樂的讚美神,一個月後,當我們再回到這個弟兄家服事時,神蹟發生了。

有個農業專家說這地方的海拔所種植的茶葉,若是水分和肥料充足的話,至少要45天才能收成採茶,沒想到這位弟兄說:從我們離開後到現在,只有28天,他已經收成了3次,而且茶葉快速成長,整個茶園看不到茶枝,只有滿滿的茶葉如同爆炸頭包著茶樹,而且也沒澆水也沒施肥。

至於青椒園呢,只長了約30公分的高度,可是青椒卻結實磊磊,每顆青椒樹至少長了5個青椒,更利害的是,青椒的大小如同人的手肘,又大又肥,這青椒樹看起來根本還在發育階段,還是小Baby,怎能有這麼豐富的結果,我們問他發生什麼事?他說自從我們離開後,每天下午2點到4點會有一片很濃的霧水飄到青椒園和茶園的上面,然後就有很小很細的雨絲降下來,2個小時後霧水就飄走了,每天都是如此。

這是神親自灌溉的,別人的菜園都沒有這種好事,只有我的菜園有這種超自然的神蹟,當天這弟兄採收青椒要賣到市場時,原本前一天,一箱青椒只能賣390元,竟然當天暴漲到一箱800元。忽然間我的腦袋一片空白,我只能說:哦我的神啊,無人能像你,無人能像你,只有你是全能真神,獨行奇事,掌管萬有。

神蹟還沒結束

過了幾個月後他們開始在青椒園的走道中間種植四季豆,當四季豆發芽時青椒居然開始爛掉,而四季豆卻快速成長,我們求問神怎麼回事,這青椒是神所賜福的,為何爛掉?神說:現在青椒的市價開始下跌,會跌落谷底,因此神使青椒爛掉變成四季豆的肥料。當四季豆收成要賣的那一天,從一箱400元漲到1200元。這位弟兄因為順服神,在最艱困的環境中神賜福給他,他的債務快要還清了,他現在也變成部落中最有錢的人。

神是應當稱頌的,因為依靠耶和華的人必不羞愧。感謝神,讓我有這福分,親眼目睹這偉大神蹟,我要說,在這不景氣的日子裡,耶穌是我唯一的靠山,依靠耶和華的人必享大福,是無人能奪去的。

照片就是這位弟兄和他的神蹟茶園,茶園已經採收過了還有這麼多葉子,真是奇妙啊奇妙!

古志明的茶園

現在這位台東利稻部落古志明弟兄.為了要幫助族人把菜賣掉能先有錢吃飯.所以乾脆就把別人的菜全部買下來,志明再慢慢賣……3000顆高麗菜

菜農也是沒錢買農藥、肥料,所以高山高麗菜也是自然生長的有機菜。


我是古志明,經過這2週的時間,我們全部落的人都經歷到神蹟,這神蹟是你們眾人的愛心所造成的。

感謝主耶穌,我知道依靠耶穌就沒錯,以前不知道要依靠神,吃了很多苦,浪費很多生命,現在我不再靠自己的聰明,我們一家人都決定緊緊的依靠耶穌,因為這才是生存之道,部落的族人也因為看到這麼多的訂單(部落的人從來沒看過這種盛況),而開始願意每天讀聖經禱告依靠神。願神赐福你們的愛心。謝謝你們大家


<神赐福施恩手在這個高山部落>


每天下午2點到4點會有一片很濃的霧水飄到青椒園和茶園的上面,然後就有很小很細的雨絲降下來,2個小時後霧水就飄走了,每天都是如此,這是神親自灌溉的,別人的菜園都沒有這種好事,只有古志明的菜園有這種超自然的神蹟…………。

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

民联斗争之路


9月7日《星洲日报》刊登对林吉祥的访问,标题“未完成诺言兼内忧外患,吉祥担心民联前路。”从冗长的版面,我抓到他一些重点,想表达我对民联斗争的看法。

一、吉祥说:“我们必须对在内和在外的挑战有危机感。”危机感不是与生俱来的,而是每个人为了求存来秉持的。换句话说,就是未雨绸缪。今天属于你的东西,今天你享受的日子,你这些美丽的东西不一定永远都这么好的。原因是人心比万物都诡诈,尤其是政治,友友敌敌无法测透。霹雳州的变天就是一例,它唤醒了民联的核心领袖,人民代议士的素质,就这样不堪政敌一击。

二、吉祥说:“每个人都必须提升他们的素质,包括我自己。”308前的50年来大选,在野党不能合作,一些选区出现超过一个在野党竞选,导致国阵拾渔人之利。308大选,三个在野党达成协议,以一对一对垒国阵。原本人才凋零的在野党仓促填满选区,或许因此忽略详细筛选候选人,结果素质不强者竟然被派出师甚至中选。今年春节不久霹州民联三个州议员退党,显明是素质问题。这些人士为了私利,不惜使政局变天。此后还闹出酝酿跳槽风波,谣言不外是这些人乃受到敌派的金钱收买。

关于跳槽,民主大国美国也发生民主党和共和党之间的跳槽事件,主要原因乃是他们不能认同党的理念。不同我国的却是,他们在众议院对议决案投票时是按着良心为国家利益而投的,并不需按着党的利益做的。我国的在朝党在野党接受其他政党党员跳槽,如果强迫党代议士按着党理念在国会和州议会投票的话,永远都欠缺民主,蛙客跳来跳去对国家政体改革没痛痒。近来许多国阵党员跳槽公正党,党魁安华如果处理不好的话,其实是收纳不少国阵失意分子和投机者。为了下届大选不重复民联代议士素质不强问题,民联千万不要随便什么“屎”都拿过来当作宝。

民联还有3年的时间筛选人才,向来在野党连那些非大学水准的人都成为代议士。如今人民的政治意识强了,我们不需要那些只懂得跳进沟渠帮居民挖“金”的代议士了,也不会受到代议士只通过报纸刊登他们如广东话所说“指天笃地”交交账的新闻欺哄的。相信民联在未来3年会增加许多人才,除了候选人须有大专资格外,更重要就是他们须肯为全民的公正公平正义及国家廉洁斗争。

三、关于民联放眼下届大选执政中央问题,吉祥说:“如果国阵的胜利是基于他们本身有落实改革,那局面就不一样。但如果国阵不变,继续贪污腐败但仍可执政,对人民和国家则是一种打击。”我很希望国阵在308事件的挫折中觉悟作出对人民有利的改变。这样朝野必致力于讨好选民而努力,至终缔造两线制政体。

针对万一民联还不能在下届大选执政的话,民联是否还可以多等5年的问题,吉祥避重就轻,看得出他执意要看到民联下届执政。不难明白,目前许多民联领袖都60多70岁了,不执政再斗争5年?到时真的有魄力吗?我也问过支持民联的朋友这个问题是否还继续热衷下去。相信不少人会因此灰心放弃,但也有不少坚决分子表露心声说:“为了我们的下一代,我们只要还有生命气息都会斗争下去的!”

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Fresh Dates from Saudi Arabia 从沙地阿拉伯来的新鲜枣子

These are fresh dates imported from Saudi Arabia. Very expensive here. They were not juicy.

这些是从沙地阿拉伯进口的新鲜枣子。在这里非常昂贵。他们的计不多。

NLS Blood Donation 新生命圣所捐血运动

15th Aug Blood Donation campaign in New Life Sanctuary. There were more than 100 donors.

8月15日在新生命圣所的捐血运动。有成功100位捐血者。



Spiderman scaled KL Twin Towers 蜘蛛人攀上吉隆坡双锋塔






One of the KL Twin Towers were taller by 6 feet on 1st Sep morning. French spiderman Alain Robert has successfully scaled it. He was later arrested by the police and was fined RM2000 by the court.

吉隆坡双锋塔的其中一栋楼在9月1日早上增高了6英尺。法国蜘蛛人艾伦罗拔成功攀上塔顶。他过后被逮捕并被法庭罚款两千令吉。

Permit was approved by Home Ministry: Gedung Kartun editor


1 Sep 09 : 9.24PM
by Gan Pei Ling
Source: http://www.thenutgraph.com/permit-approved-by-home-ministry-editor

PETALING JAYA, 1 Sept 2009: Gedung Kartun's publishing permit was approved by the Home Ministry, said the political satire magazine's editor Zulkiflee Anwar Ulhaque, better known as Zunar, today.

Zunar was responding to the ministry's corporate communication unit chief Jamilah Taib's accusation that his company violated the Printing Presses and Publications Act by publishing the inaugural issue of Gedung Kartun without permit.

He said that on 3 Aug 2009, the ministry informed him that the permit had been approved and would be ready for collection on 14 Aug.

"On the said date we went to collect the publication permit at the Home Ministry but were informed that the permit was not ready. I then requested for the permit number so that we could begin production work," Zunar said in a statement.
He added that that the permit number given was PP8541/08/2010(0282145) ISSN 1688-5398.

"I am bemused as to why the publication permit for Gedung Kartun is yet to be issued and [yet] a raid was conducted, and they now want to charge me in court. Isn't it better for them to issue the approved permit as [what] they [had] informed me and solve all matters?" said Zunar.

On 25 Aug, the Home Ministry's Publication Control and Al Quran Text division confiscated 408 copies of the magazine from the Brickfields office of the cartoon magazine's publisher, Sepakat Efektif Sdn Bhd.

The ministry also raided the printing plant and confiscated another 500 copies of Gedung Kartun in Malacca, and 100 copies in Perak the next day.

Zunar said he would request in writing to meet with Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein to seek clarification on the issue.

The Centre for Independent Journalism and Writers Alliance for Media Independence have condemned the confiscation, describing it as "a form of harassment against those who publish alternative interpretations of current events".
Additionally, they have urged the ministry to return the confiscated copies to its publisher.

However, Publication Control and Al Quran Text division acting director Zainal Abidin Osman told Malaysiakini on 25 Aug 2009 that publishers are not allowed to publish their material until they have obtained a written permit.

"The written permit is like taking a driving test. Once you pass the exam, you still can't drive until you obtain a license," he was quoted as saying in Malaysiakini.
Gedung Kartun's inaugural issue touched on many current affairs including, among others, the Internal Security Act, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, the death of Teoh Beng Hock, and the Port Klang Free Zone scandal.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

推出RON 95,RON 97变相起价


马来西亚人刚刚庆祝了52周年国庆日,但紧凑而来的是汽油起价。汽油起价在这个时候,实在有点讽刺性,因为人民在大谈“这就是国阵给的国庆礼物。”

政府推出新的汽油RON 95取代RON 92,每公升1.80令吉。而原本的RON 97 则起价25分至2.05令吉。RON 95被美化形容,让车主转去使用它而感到保持向来付的油价。 推出新产品,把原本的RON 97列为高级(Premium)产品却没有提升品质,就理所当然起它的价?这对许多消费人来说就是变相的起价!

你会舍RON 97 而取RON 95吗?以我的车子为例,它是国产车,厂家规定使用RON 97。那么,政府为了起价RON 97而建议凡要节省的车主转去RON 95吗?难道厂家这样指示,政府现在却又妥协吗?使用RON 97的车子不是不可以使用RON 95,而是车主从划算的角度去衡量。

在性能方面,RON 97肯定比RON 95更佳。品质低一点的汽油肯定产生更多炭的成分。我的车子将不会因着想省钱而转去RON 95的。一旦我的引擎产生更多炭质,隋之就是车子的马力削弱了,那么我就需要更大力地踏油门。请别忘记,因着大量炭质累积,我必须更提前去换润滑油呢!所以,从RON 97 转去RON 95会更省钱吗?可能得不偿失!

必须实施利民政策面对下届大选

对于人民上述的批评,政府不应视为对抗它的政策。政府必须面对人民,尤其离开下届大选只有3年时间,国阵能够以惠民的行动挽回去年308的颓势吗?这3年必须落力实施利民政策。虽然首相纳吉推行一连串的开放政策,但大体上一般市井小民并没有获得利益。未得益却先须承受涨价的压力,巴士德士起价,现在汽油起价,相信一个月后将会陆续看到通膨。

全世界包括我国被H1N1流感冲击,人心惶惶不敢出门不敢旅游,现在到处公共场所冷清清的。在这样经济低迷的情况却一连串起价,真的很难令民心服。人民还是质疑,国油每年收入丰厚,但大马人却不能享受低价汽油,这是一大讽刺。

国油收入应该能够给国库充足,但纳吉出任首相以来,却需要推出一连串的股份和“一个大马基金”等向人民筹资。这般行动,不能阻止人民遐想“到底国库的情况怎么了?”其实如果国油把当归入国库的钱归入的话,首相并不需要这样筹资的。不久前,前首相马哈迪质问几十年来,国油的数以亿万计的钱用到哪里了?马哈迪的这番话,让人看来他好像一个为人打抱不平的英雄。但我却纳闷,为什么他在位的时候不问同样的问题呢?他当时身为一个首相真的不知道国油钱的去向吗?

我相信如果上帝把资源放在哪个国家,他是要全国的人都能够从中得益的。但人性的丑陋,往往整个国家的资源是由一小撮人操纵而自肥,普罗百姓只能够从中得到微不足道的利益。我希望,政府能够使到国油操作更透明化,让它惠及全民。

RON 95 or RON 97?


Do you want to change from Ron 97 to Ron 95?

Ron 97 has gone up by 25c to RM2.05. It shows how incapable the economy was run. The introduction of Ron 95 which sells with RM1.80 was an excuse for Petrol hike. So car owners began to change to Ron 95.

Personally, my car though old, the factory manual has instructed its use of Ron 97, I will not change to Ron 95. Simple logic: it will produce more carbon and eventually it will give me less power. And subsequently I have to press my accelerator harder. And not forgetting I have to change motor oil more frequent too. So at the end of the day I have to fork out with more money.

The minister Ismail Sabri claimed that crude oil soared from US$40 to US$82. So they have to increase the price of Ron 97. What kind of excuse! Ron 97 is now 25c more.I just want to ask: What had the government done when crude oil was floating low around US$40 for some months? Did Malaysians benefit from that? Petronas is making tonnes of dollars. Where has the money gone?

Friday, August 28, 2009

Forget What You Know: Babies Are Way Smarter Than You Think


by Eric Steinman Aug 26, 2009

New studies clearly demonstrate that babies and very young children know, observe, explore, imagine and learn more than we would ever have thought possible. In many significant ways, they are even smarter than adults. I will tell you honestly and quite upfront, this is not the first time I have reported on these sorts of findings. Actually, just a few months back I blogged about how babies, as well as young children, experience the world via an extremely wide spectrum of sensation, as opposed to the miniscule sliver of sentient reality that we adults experience. So why am I treading old ground and covering this subject yet again? Well to draw attention to more elaborate studies by Alison Gopnik, professor of psychology at UC Berkeley, and to remind our adult readers (who may have missed it the first time) what is actually going in the intricate and Byzantine minds of babies everywhere.

As mentioned above, Alison Gopnik, as well as being a psych professor, is also author of the newly published The Philosophical Baby which investigates the exploratory and analytic nature of the young child’s mind. Counter to what was previous assumed, that babies were just blank slates of blooming and buzzing confusion, Gopnik points out that babies have an astonishing capacity for statistical reasoning, experimental discovery and probabilistic logic, which enables them to learn about the myriad of objects and people surrounding them with greater depth and efficiency than previously assumed (I could go into case studies and particular experiments here, but you would be best served reading it first hand rather than slogging through my abbreviated accounts).

The truly notable meaning to gather from all this, is not that we all now need to spend the remainder of our diminishing paychecks on new fangled programs and products that will make our babies even smarter, but we need to encourage babies and toddlers to remain curious and continue to explore their surroundings. At this age, they are not as specifically focused and goal oriented as their eager parents, and the learning they do on their own, when they carefully watch and unexpected outcome and draw new conclusions from say, a set of car keys or a cup of spilled water, is radically different than how adults view and consider learning. Babies (and this is the truly wonderfully subversive part of the whole message) can learn an enormous amount from simple items (bowls, blocks, items from nature, etc) and simple interactions, that have nothing to do with “enriching” educational toys, games, and DVDs.

So, clear the decks, save your money and allow your child to learn, not in the rigid way adults do, but in the experiential way young children need to.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Israeli scientists find way to combat forged DNA

by Ron Bousso (AFP)

JERUSALEM. Israeli scientists have developed new technology to fight biological identity theft after realising that DNA evidence found at crime scenes can be easily falsified.

The researchers showed that with the use of basic equipment and know-how, anyone can obtain artificial DNA that can be incorporated into genuine human blood or saliva, or directly planted at a crime scene.

"Current forensic procedure fails to distinguish between such samples of blood, saliva and touched surfaces with artificial DNA," the scientists wrote in an article recently published by "Forensic Science International: Genetics," a scientific journal.

Elon Ganor is CEO and co-founder of Nucleix, an Israeli company specialised in DNA analysis that conducted the research. She says it doesn't take much to produce large quantities of artificial DNA.

"You can take a used cup of coffee or a cigarette butt, send it to a laboratory, and for a relatively small sum of money have their DNA identified, produced and sent back to you in a test tube," he told AFP on Wednesday.

The DNA samples, which are produced using a standard technique called whole genome amplification, can then be planted at a crime scene.

Researchers at Nucleix also demonstrated how one could implant DNA into real blood by using a centrifuge to separate red and white blood cells and placing the DNA in the former, giving the blood a new profile.

As part of the experiment, a sample of the modified blood was sent to a laboratory in the United States that works with FBI forensic teams, which failed to catch the forgery, Ganor said.

To combat the practice, Nucleix has developed a DNA authentication method that distinguishes between real and fake samples.

"We have come up with a solution that should become an integral part of the standard DNA tests today and seal the hole that has been opened in what has become the gold-s ...

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

新流感疫苗或致命

医又难,不医又难!你敢接受疫苗吗?H1N1在几十年前曾经出现,却当时已经受到控制。为何现在又再出现?这不由得我不相信阴谋论了!

英國‧新流感疫苗或致命‧致函神經病學家要求關注
2009-08-17 17:11

(英國‧倫敦)英國衛生防護局最近以機密信函方式,發函給約600名神經病學家,警告最新的新流感疫苗,可能引發致命神經疾病酖基連巴瑞症候群(Guillain-Barre Syndrome,GBS),要求他們在新疫苗開始施打後,注意這類病患的增加情形。

英國《每日郵報》週日(8月16日)取得機密信件公諸於世,引起民眾譁然,質問當局為何不在疫苗施打前,告知民眾這項訊息。英國預定10月開始讓第一批約1300萬人接種新疫苗。

信函日期為7月29日,它凸顯出英國最高管理當局對新流感疫苗可能產生嚴重併發症的關切。GBS會影響神經內膜,造成癱瘓、呼吸困難。

信函提及1976年美國施打H1N1流感疫苗後,出現的多種情況,包括死於接種疫苗的人多於新流感的死亡病例;總共有500個GBS病例發生等。

星洲日報/國際‧2009.08.17
http://sinchew.com.my/node/126875?tid=2

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

DNA Evidence Can Be Fabricated

NEW YORK, Aug 18 — Scientists in Israel have demonstrated that it is possible to fabricate DNA evidence, undermining the credibility of what has been considered the gold standard of proof in criminal cases.

The scientists fabricated blood and saliva samples containing DNA from a person other than the donor of the blood and saliva. They also showed that if they had access to a DNA profile in a database, they could construct a sample of DNA to match that profile without obtaining any tissue from that person.

“You can just engineer a crime scene,” said Dan Frumkin, lead author of the paper, which has been published online by the journal Forensic Science International: Genetics. “Any biology undergraduate could perform this.”

Frumkin is a founder of Nucleix, a company based in Tel Aviv that has developed a test to distinguish real DNA samples from fake ones that it hopes to sell to forensics laboratories.

The planting of fabricated DNA evidence at a crime scene is only one implication of the findings. A potential invasion of personal privacy is another.

Using some of the same techniques, it may be possible to scavenge anyone’s DNA from a discarded drinking cup or cigarette butt and turn it into a saliva sample that could be submitted to a genetic testing company that measures ancestry or the risk of getting various diseases. Celebrities might have to fear “genetic paparazzi,” said Gail H. Javitt of the Genetics and Public Policy Centre at Johns Hopkins University.

Tania Simoncelli, science adviser to the American Civil Liberties Union, said the findings were worrisome.

“DNA is a lot easier to plant at a crime scene than fingerprints,” she said. “We’re creating a criminal justice system that is increasingly relying on this technology.”
John M. Butler, leader of the human identity testing project at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, said he was “impressed at how well they were able to fabricate the fake DNA profiles.” However, he added, “I think your average criminal wouldn’t be able to do something like that.”

The scientists fabricated DNA samples two ways. One required a real, if tiny, DNA sample, perhaps from a strand of hair or drinking cup. They amplified the tiny sample into a large quantity of DNA using a standard technique called whole genome amplification.

Of course, a drinking cup or piece of hair might itself be left at a crime scene to frame someone, but blood or saliva may be more believable.
The authors of the paper took blood from a woman and centrifuged it to remove the white cells, which contain DNA. To the remaining red cells they added DNA that had been amplified from a man’s hair.

Since red cells do not contain DNA, all of the genetic material in the blood sample was from the man. The authors sent it to a leading American forensics laboratory, which analysed it as if it were a normal sample of a man’s blood.
The other technique relied on DNA profiles, stored in law enforcement databases as a series of numbers and letters corresponding to variations at 13 spots in a person’s genome.

From a pooled sample of many people’s DNA, the scientists cloned tiny DNA snippets representing the common variants at each spot, creating a library of such snippets. To prepare a DNA sample matching any profile, they just mixed the proper snippets together. They said that a library of 425 different DNA snippets would be enough to cover every conceivable profile.

Nucleix’s test to tell if a sample has been fabricated relies on the fact that amplified DNA — which would be used in either deception — is not methylated, meaning it lacks certain molecules that are attached to the DNA at specific points, usually to inactivate genes. — NYT

Source:
http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/index.php/world/35418-dna-evidence-can-be-fabricated

Monday, August 17, 2009

“一日之计在于寅”看大马人健康

《增广贤文》说:“一年之计在于春,一日之计在于寅。”我曾经在《星洲日报》“沟通平台”诠释“一日之计在于寅”说,以前华人祖宗很勤奋,寅时(凌晨3至5点)就起床计划一整天的了,其实不然。

近来海内外华人大热《皇帝内经》课题,我也不落人后去研读。书籍令我举一反三,连贯上述古人智言。我惊讶中国古人对人体的操作拥有浩瀚知识,使人看到从古至今人得到无谓的病痛乃因无知而糟蹋身体所致。

上帝赋予人类十二经脉,也设定各自不同时辰来值班。寅时是肺经值班的时辰,这是决定人一天的时辰,所以是最重要的时辰。《皇帝内经》是以肺经为开始,顺序是:肺、大肠、胃、脾、心、小肠、膀胱、肾、心包、三焦、胆和肝。

寅时是人最熟睡时,肺经之所以最重要乃它在此时辰开始重新分配气血气血,心需要多少,胃需要多少等等。我们的十二经脉需要来正常操作,尤其排毒气脏不能少了气,否则排毒功能就脆弱。

如果说我们的心脏很重要的话,那么肺比它更重要。如果心是君主的话,肺则是心的老师。圣经说当上帝用尘土造了亚当后是个死人,直至上帝将生气吹进他的鼻孔里,气进入肺使它操作,心也跟着操作,他就成为一个有灵的活人。任何疾病若并发而感染肺的话都有性命的危险,譬如目前的H1N1流感很显著,病毒侵袭病患肺脏导致肺炎使之丧命。

肺在寅时重新分配全体气血,所以“一日之计在于寅”真是古人智慧。如果人不能在寅时熟睡的话是很危险的,大多数人猝死是在这时辰,乃因在不能熟睡的情形下,心不能获得充足的气血而爆发心脏病。

人能够熬夜至凌晨一两点,但凌晨3到5点是最难熬的。我越来越担心大马人的“不夜天”生活习惯。在大城市,在半夜12点、1点,仍然有许多车辆奔驰在公路上。24小时营业的餐馆和便利店如雨后春笋冒起,年轻人在凌晨还相约去享受“拉茶”。

这样的大马人生活并不是享受,而是身心灵的重担。我非常羡慕老外,他们做工少少却收入多多。他们做工朝九晚五,晚上大多数的商店都停止营业;而周六和周日则游山玩水去,这才是享受!

凌晨3到5点是人睡得最熟时间,但鼠辈却无耻利用它来造案。大马人除了承受“不夜天”的苦外,基于我国罪案猖獗,许多人都保持一个半睡眠的状态,以提防鼠辈的造访。唉,难怪我国只有少少人口,但有精神问题的人却多达500万!

人的健康取决于其免疫力,你一天有好的气血分配开始的话,该天就有坚毅的免疫力。当你的气脏能够抗御更多病毒,加上排毒功能高的话,真能够达到百病不侵的状况呢!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Satay night with James and Cecilia 与詹斯民和黄芝婷沙爹之夜

James and Cecilia Chiam came to Malaysia from USA for a holiday. They asked me to bring them to Kajang for satay earlier on in the email. I told them that we needed not to travel all the way to Kajang as there are good satays around town.

My family and I felt honored as they looked up on us. They are good Christians who are fervent for the Lord. Cecilia is a renowned writer among the Chinese-speaking folks worldwide. She is a well-sought-after writer by newspaper columns.

On Aug 13 evening, I brought them to Sate Kajang Hj Samuri at 79, Jalan SS21/37, Damansara Utama Uptown. We had a good fellowship though the foods were not really that good.

When satays were prepared in mass production, usually they were done hastily. The better the business, the worse the presentation, e.g. the foods are served cool, sometimes uncooked, as well as juice lost.

I usually enjoyed road-side-satays, though usually I have to wait a bit longer, as the food would be slowly fanned and flipped, and finally served hot from the charcoal stove.

Well, it is true that the best satays are still found in Kajang. It is best simply for the same reason that they are served hot. Next time you see the shops having a big crowd and the workers are doing mass production, please shun the shop.

詹斯民和黄芝婷从美国来马来西亚度假。他们早前在电邮叫我带他们去加影吃沙爹。我告诉他们我们不必去到老远的加影,因为在市镇都可吃到加影沙爹。

我和家人感到荣幸因为他们看重我们。他们是好基督徒,为主热心。黄芝婷是全世界读中文者都知晓的作家。她是中文报专栏的热门作者。

8月13日傍晚我们带他们到百沙罗乌打玛 Sate Kajang Hj Samuri 门牌79号享用沙爹。虽然食物并不是那么好,我们有美好的沟通。

当沙爹大量地被生产,它们都在仓促的情形下进行。生意越好,呈现就越差,譬如端上的是凉了的食物,有时不熟,及汁消失了。

虽然我须要等更久,但我通常喜欢路边的沙爹,因为食物被慢慢地拨扇和翻转,最后就滚热辣地出炭炉上桌。

不错最好的沙爹仍然在加影找到。它是最好的乃因同样的热辣端上的道理。下回你看到店铺满座,而工人则忙于大量生产的话,请避开该店。




Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Perception


Washington, DC Metro Station on a cold January morning. A man with a violin plays six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time approx. 2 thousand people passed through the station, most of them on their way to work. After 3 minutes a middle-aged man noticed there was a musician playing. He slowed his pace and stopped for a few seconds and then hurried to meet his schedule.

4 minutes later:

The violinist received his first dollar: a woman threw the money in the hat and, without stopping, continued to walk.

6 minutes:
A young man leaned against the wall to listen to him, then looked at his watch and started to walk again.

10 minutes:

A 3-year old boy stopped but his mother tugged him along hurriedly. The kid stopped to look at the violinist again, but the mother pushed hard and the child continued to walk, turning his head all the time. This action was repeated by several other children. Every parent, without exception, forced their children to move on quickly.

45 minutes:
The musician played continuously. Only 6 people stopped and listened for a short while. About 20 gave money but continued to walk at their normal pace. The man collected a total of $32.

1 hour:
He finished playing and silence took over. No one noticed. No one applauded, nor was there any recognition.

No one knew this, but the violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the greatest musicians in the world. He played one of the most intricate pieces ever written, with a violin valued at $3.5 million dollars. Two days before, Joshua Bell sold out a theater in Boston where the price of seats averaged $100.

This is a true story. Joshua Bell playing incognito in the metro station was organized by the Washington Post as part of a social experiment about perception, taste and people's priorities. The questions raised: in a commonplace environment at an inappropriate hour, do we perceive beauty? Do we stop to appreciate it? Do we recognize talent in an unexpected context?

One possible conclusion reached from this experiment could be this: If we do not have a moment to stop and listen to one of the best musicians in the world, playing some of the finest music ever written, with one of the most beautiful instruments ever made... what else are we missing?
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People's perception is always this: Renowned figures will never become like an ordinary person who will do the humblest stuff.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

凯里再显他本色


从雪州回教党呼吁禁酒课题,给凯里两件事情发挥:一、凯里星期五主办一个讲座抗衡 “行动党的反回教”课题。他声称回教徒被行动党领袖的态度伤害。凯里几时开始那么关心禁酒课题呢?他现在竟然变成反酒英雄呢!二、凯里号召回教党退出民联,因为前者不再获得民联尊重。

他曾经被多家媒体访问,关于308大选成绩,其中讲过“我对国阵感到伤心,但我对于民主和马来西亚人感到高兴。”他真的讲出真心话吗?不,他是一个种族和宗教的极端者。他从英国牛津大学毕业,但没有学到英国人的民主。他倒首相纳吉的“一个马来西亚”的饭碗。

凯里在《星洲日报》的访问,也表示跟华裔要好。不过为何他向回教党拨火,使回教党的党员憎恨非回教徒和非马来人?

当然,凯里关于“行动党污辱回教”的这番话不会归纳为煽动性言论。人们在308大选前看到凯里的宗教和种族极端,即使他大选后很会掩饰,但因为从来不为自己过错醒觉,所以现在终于再显他狰狞本色。

在凯里呼吁回教党退出民联所给的借口上,他说回教党不再获得民联尊重。那么我呼吁回教党去问巫统的其他伙伴党,到底它们获得巫统尊重吗?它们几十年来都受到巫统压迫,哪来尊重?回教党也须再问问巫统的回教徒尊重吉兰丹的回教徒吗?

所以,凯里是最虚伪的政客,一个投机者。这个四楼的前首相军师,是造成308大学国阵失利的罪人之一。所以,奉劝凯里多点关心自己的政途,因为你下届大选能否被派上阵还是未知数呢!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

The Healing Power of Pets


posted by Megan, selected from Ode magazine Aug 4, 2009
http://www.care2.com/greenliving/the-healing-power-of-pets.html

A unique American organization, Helping Hands Monkeys, trains monkeys to help paralyzed people function better in their daily lives. Many who are paralyzed spend hours each day by themselves, so the monkeys can be important in helping them get along without professional caregivers as well as a source of companionship. The monkeys bring food and drinks, help feed the paralyzed person, pick things up that are out of reach, put on a CD or video, and turn lights on and off.

While monkeys are exceptional in what they can do, all kinds of pets have a positive, healing effect on their owners. Studies reveal that having a pet is a better remedy against high blood pressure than commonly prescribed medications. A pet appears to be the strongest social indicator in predicting recovery from a serious heart condition. More and more often, doctors prescribe a pet for loneliness, depression, stress and other emotional problems. In the United States, half of all doctors reported they sometimes prescribe a pet to their patients.
Studies show that older people with pets pay considerably fewer visits to the doctor. Up to 16 percent less, according to Professor Judith Siegel of the School of Public Health at the University of California. That percentage is even higher for dog owners, reaching over 20 percent. According to Australian research, the presence of house pets in households saves the Australian government some 800 million to 1.5 billion US dollars a year in health costs.

Psychologists have long realized the healing power of pets. In the 1950s child psychologist Boris Levinson often had difficulty reaching his traumatized patients, until the day that his dog Jingles wandered into the treatment room, His young clients were pleased and spontaneously opened themselves up to the dog, and thus also to Levinson. He was the first to write about “the dog as co-therapist.”
Forty years later, many therapists make grateful use of the intimate bond between humans and animals. People experience pets as non-judgmental and unconditional in their affection, and so clients often consider the animal an ally, which helps foster a spirit of mutual trust and open sharing in therapy sessions. Because animals are often funny or endearing, they help dissipate the tension around a therapy session. Children, in particular, often talk more easily to an animal than a human. Sometimes all the therapist has to do is bring up an issue and then observe where the child and animal take it.

There are countless well-documented examples of successful animal-assisted therapy. A little boy who begins to heal his partially paralyzed hand by petting a dog. Abused children and prisoners who train a dog to learn how to not repeat the abusive behavior they have experienced. Autistic children who learn to communicate through contact with dolphins.

Animals have the potential to play a much greater role, particularly in hospitals and care institutions. A friendly dog can perform miracles with critically ill patients. Even a few fish in a fishbowl helps ease tensions in a dentist’s waiting room. Research has repeatedly shown that taking care of an animal (or even a plant) makes people happier and helps them live longer. Could this be because animals and plants can listen so well without ever contradicting us? A study of Canadian doctors once discovered that listening is the most important ingredient in healing. Dr. Samuel Corson, an expert in the area of animal therapy at Ohio State University puts it this way: “A dog is man’s best friend because he wags his tail and not his tongue.”