Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The Heart of August

by Henry Yap

After many days of reflection on the late BH Teoh’s incident. I finally come to my own words to describe what was transpiring.

Just one word:-Aselgeia.

Aselgeia in Greek denotes "excess, licentiousness, absence of restraint, indecency, wantonness and lasciviousness.

This indicates a love of sin so reckless and so audacious that a man has ceased to care what God or man thinks of his actions, which contain the idea of shamelessness, outrageousness.

[It simply denotes wrong doing so open and so blatant that it has ceased to have any regard for what anyone may think or feel or say. \

The characteristics of 'aselgeia.' have wanton and undisciplined action. It is the action of a man who is at the mercy of his passions and his impulses and his emotions, and in whom the voice of calm reason has been silenced by the storms of self will.

It has respect neither for the persons nor the rights of anyone else. It is violent, insolvent, abusive, and audacious. Any thought and sympathy for the feelings of others has ceased to exist.

It is completely indifferent to public opinion and to public decency. A man may well begin to do a wrong thing in secret; at the beginning his one aim and desire may be to hide it from the eyes of men. He may love the wrong thing, and he may even be mastered by it, but he is still ashamed of it. But it is perfectly possible for him to come to the stage when he does openly and blatantly that which he did secretly and in concealment. He may come to a stage of sin when he is so lost to shame that he no longer cares what others see, and what they may say, or what they may think.

The terrible thing about Lasciviousness is that it is the act of a character which has lost that which ought to be its greatest defense--its self-respect, and its sense of shame. "Flesh and Spirit," by William Barclay.]

The journey for truth, justice, transparency, fairness, freedom, righteousness has just begun. It takes our unity, perseverance and willingness to make it happen.
Let the “Saya Anak Bangsa Malaysia” come together to make Malaysia a better place for our children and their children to come.

Thursday, July 23, 2009




为什么我们都很有专家的本领?答案就是我们有许多的真实罪案被录制成的电影,感谢ASTRO。我们不是看到许多美国的罪案重演平吗?什么 FBI (联邦调查局)啦!Crime Watch (罪案监察)啦!CSI (罪案现场调查)啦!

























Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Justice for the Nation 为国家缔造正义(中文最下面)

Ean Yong Hian Wah (C) 欧阳捍华(中)

Selangor Menteri Besar Khalid 雪州州务大臣卡立

Dear Prayer Warriors,

Yesterday Pastor Henry Yap and I attended the funeral service of Teoh Beng Hock at the Nirvana Memorial Park in Semenyih. The photos attached were captured by me at the scene. We were glad that we met another Pastor there. So we were relieved that we were not alone! Teoh was the political secretary to Opposition Party DAP’s Member of Parliament Ean Yong Hian Wah.

On 15th July officers from Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) led Teoh back to their office for investigation. The next day Teoh was found sprawling on the 5th floor dead at Mazalam Building where MACC was located at the 14th floors. Teoh mysteriously fell from an upper floor.

Teoh bore the ordeal of a long night wait and the officer quizzed him from 1.00 a.m. to 3.45 a.m. Teoh was last seen loitering at MACC waiting lounge by his friend Tan Boon Wah who was also a witness. Later in the afternoon he was found dead. Since Teoh’s death, there were lots of unsolved questions that had cast doubts in people’s minds.

For the past month MACC has launched an intensive haul on the Lawmakers of Selangor Pakatan Rakyat. PR is the ruling coalition on the state level. The way MACC deliberately picked on PR is obviously politically motivated. Whereas any reports against the Federal coalition Barisan Nasional (BN) were dealt with snail-paced response.

Teoh was just an ordinary witness. Therefore, blasting him with such an inhumane mentor torture was an abuse of power. I thought such an act is only seen in a Dictator’s Regime? The MACC was a reformed institution formed hurriedly by former Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi before he stepped down. Prior to this we have the Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA). Abdullah wanted the MACC to be the same standard as Hong Kong’s Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC). Unfortunately by the way how MACC performed as a tool for the Federal Government’s political agenda, I would say that the institution was an utter failure!

As for the Royal Police Force, many Malaysians have long lost confidence in the institution. They acted in favor of BN. In Teoh’s case they were slow to investigate. They first classified it as “an accident” instead of “murder”. They ruled out foul-play. After much pressure from the public, then only they softened their stand a bit, and admitted that they don’t rule out foul-play. They should have cordoned off the entire MACC units at first-timing. Their slow actions have allowed the culprits to tamper with traces of evidence, and at the same time the culprits would have time to connect with each other to fabricate false testimonies.

Teoh was not related to Henry and me in any way. We attended his funeral because besides giving the family a moral support, we were doing it for a cause – letting the public know that we Christians care about justice in Malaysia.

I think Churches and Christian Institutions could have done better in matters of care and concern. Like Teoh’s case we could have done better, but our voice was quite silent! No, we don’t need to wait for a disaster like a flood, or a tsunami, or an earthquake before we rise up to help. Injustice in itself is a disaster! Malaysia has 10% or 2.7 million Christians (including the Roman Catholics). Most of the Christians are Chinese, follow by the Indians. In other words, two-thirds or 4 million more Chinese are still unsaved.

One of the reasons why the Chinese rejected Christianity is because they thought that Christians showed no interest in their social beliefs and encounters. Often times we Christians feel that it is so unholy to participate in the non-believers’ activities. And subsequently we lose touch with them because we are not interested to share their happiness and grievances. In matter like fighting for justice and a fairer society, the struggle is all left to the non-believers. Where are the Christians then? Wasn’t Jesus a fighter for justice? See how Jesus condemned the rotten governor Herod as a “fox”? In fighting for justice, Christians are so kiasi (afraid to die). Today there are Pastors who still discouraged their members from going into politics. There is no such thing as a corrupt nation on earth. A country is corrupt because on leadership, good people let it and bad people grabbed it.

I think Denomination Councils and Christian Institutions which represent different groups could consider setting up funds and play supportive roles in causes that would affect the fate of the country. Christians must prove themselves that they are not isolated from the communities. We should be compassionate in their ordeals and take a proactive role to reach out to them, irrespective of races.

Henry and I care about Teoh’s case because we care for the future of our next generations. There is a good article by Goh Keat Peng, an Elder from Gospel Hall, “I Cannot Be Neutral About Issues of Immorality” . You may read it at: http://ongohing.wordpress.com/.













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Friday, July 10, 2009

Michael Jackson's Memorial Service

Jul 7, 2009

Dear friends:

It was not my plan to watch Michael Jackson's star-studded memorial service in the Los Angeles Staples Center on TV this afternoon, but at the beginning I was glancing at the television and suddenly got hooked....

God was using the service, broadcast to many millions, maybe billions, worldwide, to announce the soon return of Jesus!!! No joke!

How did He do it? The opening song was by the Andrae Crouch Choir singing Andrae's classic, "Soon and very soon, we are going to see the King..." I could hardly believe it. Knowing that this timely message went out all over the world, I was very, very moved. That has always been one of my all-time favorite songs and messages.

Okay, I was hooked.

Then the opening address was by Los Angeles Baptist Pastor Lucious Smith -- not by a Jehovah's Witness and not by a Muslim cleric. He also got my attention.

Then I heard Lionel Ritchie sing, "Jesus is Love."

One speaker said that the King of Pop is now in the presence of the King of Kings, whom everyone knows as none other than Jesus.

Bernice King, daughter of the late Martin Luther King, quoted the Scripture that "nothing can separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."

Not one time did I hear mention of the words Allah, Mohammed, Islam or Muslim, or Jehovah's Witness. To my surprise and delight, it was essentially a Christian service.

Personally, I think Michael Jackson was duped into embracing Islam, as was reported. He knew nothing about theology, and they probably told him that Muslims believe in Jesus. They do, but not the same Jesus. It is deception. It was reported to me that one time on television Jackson confessed to Geraldo Rivera that Jesus Christ is his Lord and Savior. If he did, I doubt if he ever took it back

Overall, it was a very inspiring service. There were times when I wept. I believe God was pleased. He was surely glorified. There were many reminders to the worldwide audience that our time on earth is short and we must be ready for the next life, and the answer pointed to Jesus.

The "We are the World" song smacked of one-world brotherhood, but Jesus would endorse the idea of loving and caring for all people, as long as He is the focus.

Pastor Smith ended the service with a powerful benediction and prayer to the Father, and closed it with the thundering words, "In the glorious name of Jesus Christ our Lord!" It gave me goose bumps.

Jim Bramlett


Thursday, July 9, 2009

神奇的椰子水: 痛風患者的救星


國人尿酸過高的情形日趨嚴重,而尿酸過高的患者極有會發展成痛風。高尿酸的形成主要原因有二:一、尿酸產生過多;二、尿酸排泄減少。許多患者只有血清尿酸鹽濃度的增高而沒有臨床症狀,只有在發生關節炎時才稱?痛風。痛風的病理基礎是高尿酸血症,正常人血尿酸值是男性2.4 -7m g/dL,女性1.6 -5.2m g/dL。
















Tuesday, July 7, 2009

一颗8瓣的山竹 An 8-peel mangosteen

This is a mangosteen, it is the Malaysian "queen of all fruits", with durians being the king. The pattern on the bottom of the skin shows the number of peels of flesh it has. With 5, 6 and 7 peels being the most common, whereas 4 and 8 peels are rare.

告别心爱的树 Good-bye to my beloved tree


Today, I said good-bye to a tree which was by the front of my house. It kept us in companion for 10 years. I don't like to chop down trees, I did that as I wanted to change to other type of tree. Though its flowers were multicolored, it was thorny all over the body, and added to that, the flowers shed were messy, as such, it was hard to maintain.

之前 Before

之后 After

Monday, July 6, 2009

Reach out to the fans of Jacko

by Steve Oh


The time for evangelism is here!

The media is in a frenzy over Michael Jackson's death. Every day it bombards us with news on him. His idiosyncracies are legendary, if not somewhat bizarre, and as the opportunistic media unravels more shocking news, the world will be kept entertained for a long time. And we may find opportunities to share better news about Jesus.

Michael Jackson's legacy is the warning there is a way that seems right but leads only to death.

Today the news, though unconfirmed, tell us at least twelve people have committed suicide on learning of Michael Jackson's death. Russian MJ impersonator, Palel Talalayev who was found with wrists cut said, " "I don't know why the doctors saved me. I want to be with Michael, and I will kill myself anyway, " he added. How tragic.

So the Reverend Jesse Jackson appeared on Youtube and appealed: " "It made Michael happy saying 'We Are The World'. Don't self destruct. We fall down sometimes, we get back up. That's the right thing to do. In Michael's name let's live together as brothers and sisters and not die apart as fools," said Jackson.

Well, Jesse, you've got a point, but people need to hear the true Gospel of Jesus Christ.

The brotherhood of man in Michael's name is as safe as the Tower of Babel. But I say in Jesus' name let us tell the world there is a way that seems right but only leads to death but only in Jesus is the way, the truth and the life.

A cyber friend, Dr Lim, also Christian missions trainer, and fledgling painter, splitting his time between Singapore and Ireland wrote:

"Share the good news where ever we are:
Can do it one on one,
can teach a large group if there is opportunity for such.
Multiplication can be achieved by training others to be trainers....."

This Christian brother is active and fruitful and now has a passion to paint and puts meaningful text on his paintings. And he passes them around that others may benefit. What a positive life.

Every human idol is made of straw. Jesus is the true Rock of Salvation.

God shatters the world's confidence in the gods they erect. The devil wants to populate the lake of fire where he himself will be punished and we need to get alarmed and active to "snatch others from the fire" as Jude exhorts.

We need to be like Shamgar and use all we have even if it is not much and in his case a mere oxgoad to be productive.

We must be wary that while there is a flurry of impressive activity it must be like in the days when souls were "added to the church daily those who were saved." In fact today in Christian circles I hardly hear talk of 'soulsaving' or 'leading people to Christ' and when was the last time you heard a sermon on the 'lake of fire' or such concern?

Have we lost the plot?


Michael Jackson as a young pop prodigy once sang,

"You and I must make a pact
We must bring salvation back
Where there is love, I'll be there"

Ironically and tragically, he was not able to save himself.

Idols desperately need salvation like a lot of their fans and we should not be afraid to reach out to them.

Rich and famous people are often lonely and confused. They don't know if someone is genuine or has some ulterior motive. They often believe in their own invincibility. But deep down they need love and affirmation like everyone else. We must never be afraid to reach out to those people.

The Bible says, 'The fear of man brings a snare but he who trusts in the Lord will be exalted.' Let us remember that we are sons and daughters of God Most High. It is our lack of faith and intimate relationship with God that constrains us from taking our 'royal' role seriously and speaking out boldly for God.

Audacity should be our middle name. I learned to be thick-skinned for Jesus early in my Christian life while out evangelising. Sometimes our Christian comrades may not understand. King David was audacious. His brothers chided him but because of his audacity Goliath died. We need to be audacious because God will fulfill our acts "prompted by our faith" because faith enables us to walk on water and slay the giants railing against God.

Many Christians I know short-sell themselves. They are limited by fear and what people will think of them if they did something different. But the man of faith is thick-skinned and will launch out in faith in exploits for God. They don't confine themselves in the comfort zone.

I am reading an old Readers Digest compilation of the lives of great men and women who changed history. Many are not Christian. So how much more we who have God with us should like William Carey, "attempt great things for God and expect great things from him." Their lives ought to inspire us to achieve exploits for God. Sadly there is a negative strain of thought among Christians that human achievements are futile so they live with mediocrity.

The truth is the devil whispers lies in our ears and gives us a million reasons why we can't or shan't do something for God. But we are to call his bluff and break off our bonds of fear and inertia. "I can do all things in Christ," Paul said, and I believe all of us can do something significant for God in the time we still have. "Greater things you shall do," Jesus said, and I believe him.


Just do it!

When in 2000 I was doing a preaching circuit with Dr Ethel Nelson, the American author who wrote about the Chinese characters and their link to Genesis, I tried to see Singapore's former PM Lee K Yew, but his personal assistant told me he was overseas. He is a Confucius scholar and I thought it'd be a good idea to talk to him about what Confucious said about Jesus. In Penang we visited the largest Thai Buddhist temple and gave some Christian books to the Chief Abbot, and had a good conversation with him about Jesus.

When Michael Jackson came to Perth during his History world tour some years ago, tweny of us went outside the Perth Dome where he performed, to distribute a tract I had written called Michael Jackson, God and You. A pastor typed the tract for me and another arranged for its printing. And we went out to evangelise together. The Gospel was presented in a carefully crafted message. We distributed thousands of tracts until a security personnel representing MJ told us to move along, which we did - to a better spot. And I told him to pass on the tract to Michael Jackson.

Inside the Dome while waiting for MJ to perform, I saw thousands of people reading the simple yellow-coloured tract we had given out. When MJ performed he was terrific, and no one should doubt his genius at what he does. But almost in a flash I made a poignant observation. There was a scene where MJ appeared in some weird costume and I got the distinct impression, almost like a revelation from God that his countenance was like one of a Hindu deity!

Is it any wonder that MJ's album Thriller is among the highest sold music albums in history, if not the highest? Who is the father of fear in the world? Who does not feel fear when watching the video of MJ portrayed as some weird werewolf- like creature? Fear is the opposite of faith. It wasn't Michael's idea but he became the tool and even the most innocent people can become unwitting channels of evil.

George Harrison introduced the Beatles to Hinduism. He died a Hindu. And his favourite saying? "Love one another." The Beatles popularized Hinduism which merged into the Hippie and pop counter-culture of the late 60's and 70's readily.

This ancient religion is the Mother of Religions that will surely spread its tentacles in various forms to entice the world. In Perth the biggest and most expensive home in all of Australia is being built by a wealthy Hindu Indian couple who unashamedly spread their faith and will no doubt use their abode as a centre of influence. It is a few doors away from the Perth home of the previous Malaysian prime minister.

I once heard an American Baptist pastor's tape of a demon-possessed man boasting that the devil will use pop music to lead a whole generation astray. It has happened! But that does not mean pop music is evil because God is smarter and so should we be. God is always in control and his purpose cannot be thwarted. But he figures us in his plan.

Jesus warns that even the elect can be misled. It behooves us therefore to always be vigilant and to guard our hearts and minds against the people and things of the world that endear them to us. Michael Jackson's music is alluring, sensuous and grips the soul, and because of his complex persona, has old and young among his fans. The enemy of God often uses exceptional people to lead people away from God. They can even masquerade as 'angels of light' and false messiahs!

When the late Francis Schaeffer wrote of the counter-culture in the 60's and 70's the culture was still Christian in the West. But today it is tragically secular, even anti-Christian. So the counter-culture for us today may well be being Christian and against the culture of political correctness. History has gone full circle and we may well be today's counter-culturalists! Generations of Australians have never read the Bible or know the Gospel.


Let us make use of the opportunity of Michael Jackson's death to draw people into a conversation about the true meaning and purpose of life that he never discovered. This is more constructive than cynicism. We ought not to judge him for his failings, that God will surely do, but we can pray for his family and fans that many will come to know Jesus Christ.

Pray that God will turn many hearts to Jesus and that he will open their eyes to the truth. In John Chapter 17 we see how Jesus prayed for the world that they might know him through his disciples.

Let us pray that God will lead us to prepared hearts to share the Gospel with them and explain to them that Jesus Christ is the Lord of History and that Michael Jackson talented as he was, was nothing more than a frail and needy human being, even if he was the King of Pop. A king of straw!

The god of pop needed Jesus and so do we all and a world of unsaved souls.

Pray that many will come to know the King of kings and God will turn many hearts to himself. Some of us have children and young friends who like Michael Jackson. We should talk to them and counsel them and let them know that we all need to trust in God. And that if Michael Jackson had glorified God instead of himself, he might still be alive today.

Nevertheless our prayers are for the living and in humility we must pray for a very needy world. The organisers' website saw 500 million hits from people who want to attend a free memorial concert. That if true is astounding and I hope we will find creative ways to reach the unsaved.

PRAY for revival and for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon God's people everywhere that they may have the passion to preach the Gospel in bold, creative, and consistent ways to the unsaved.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

How soon will America have a female president?

The prophecy is soon fulfilled. A well respected late pastor in America once prophesied that America will have a female president. And she will be the last president of America.

Palin resignation ignites 2012 speculation
Rachel D'Oro - Associated Press Writer - 7/4/2009 6:50:00 AM

WASILLA, Alaska - Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's surprise announcement on Friday that she's stepping down from the post at the end of this month has set off a storm of speculation about her next political move.

Supporters and critics alike say the former GOP vice presidential candidate's resignation as governor is an inexplicable move for a high profile Republican widely seen as a contender for a White House run in 2012.

Palin's abrupt announcement rattled the Republican Party but left open the possibility of a presidential run. She and her staff are keeping mum on her future plans.

Palin's spokesman, David Murrow, said the governor didn't say anything to him about this being her "political finale."

"She's looking forward to serving the public outside the governor's chair," he said.

And Pam Pryor, a spokeswoman for Palin's political action committee, said the group continues to accept donations on its Web site, which saw an uptick in contributions Friday afternoon.

The announcement caught even current and former Palin advisers by surprise. Former members of Sen. John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign team, now dispersed across the country, traded perplexed e-mails and phone calls about the vice presidential nominee's decision to step down.

In a hastily arranged news conference at her home in Wasilla, a suburb of Anchorage, Palin said she had decided against running for re-election as Alaska's governor, and believed it was best to leave office even though she had 1.5 years left to her term. Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell will take her place.

"Many just accept that lame duck status, and they hit that road," Palin said. "They draw a paycheck. They kind of milk it. And I'm not going to put Alaskans through that."

Meghan Stapleton, Palin's personal spokeswoman, shot down speculation that ranged wildly from Palin dropping out of politics altogether to eyeing runs against fellow Alaska Republicans Rep. Don Young and Sen. Lisa Murkowski. Palin's comment about serving outside government refers to the present, she said.

Stapleton, however, said it's too early to say whether Palin would seek the presidency. In the meantime, the governor will continue to work to bring "positive change as a citizen without a title right now," she said.

"Her vision is what's best for Alaska, which translates into what's best for America," Stapleton said.

At the news conference, Palin alluded to how she could help change the country and help military members - an indication that she didn't think her time on the national stage was over.

Palin's decision not to seek re-election is a familiar one for those considering a presidential campaign. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney chose not to seek another term as he geared up for an unsuccessful 2008 presidential bid. Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty has announced he won't seek another term, giving him plenty of free time ahead of a potential 2012 bid. But Romney completed his term and Pawlenty plans to finish his.

Palin, 45, also has the potential to make far more money in the private sector than the $125,000 or so she has been making as governor. She already had a deal with publisher HarperCollins to produce her memoirs, with publication planned for next spring. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed. Six-figure book deals are common for high-profile political figures.

Pro-family leader, Gary Bauer, says he's not surprised that some liberal commentators are describing Palin's sudden resignation as political suicide. He says the liberals are gloating believing they have kocked off another conservative leader.

But Bauer says while the Left's attacks against Palin have been savage enough to drive almost anyone from office, he doesn't believe she is running from a fight. According to Bauer, the resignation frees Palin up to campaign in the lower 48 states, build a top notch political organization and improve her issue development work. " In six months," Bauer says, " we will know whether the gamble worked, but I for one am hoping it does."

Another possible GOP contender for the White House in 2012, Mitt Romney, issued a statement Friday wishing Palin and her family well. He said "I know she will continue to be a strong voice in the Republican Party."

Thursday, July 2, 2009








Kedah MCA should quit Barisan too!

Source: http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2009/7/2/nation/4239366&sec=nation

ALOR SETAR: The state DAP has decided to quit the Pakatan Rakyat citing “undelivered promises” by the Kedah government as one of the reasons.

The PAS-led state government was also accused of not giving equal treatment to all Kedahans.

State DAP chairman Thomas Su said the decision was made via a resolution yesterday, adding he would inform the DAP headquarters of it.

“This is our (Kedah DAP’s) decision. The final decision will be made by our national leaders,” he told reporters after witnessing the demolition of an illegal pig slaughterhouse by the Alor Setar City Council in Kampung Berjaya in Jalan Putra here yesterday.

The demolition of the slaughterhouse was another reason which had prompted the state DAP to quit the pact.

Su said the state DAP, which holds one seat in Kedah’s 36-seat legislature, was upset over the incident, accusing the state government of not handling the matter properly.

“Although the slaughterhouse was operating on land belonging to the Alor Setar City Council, the state government has the power to postpone the demolition. This will give more time for the Kedah Pig Traders and Slaughterer Association which operates the slaughterhouse to find a new site,” he said.

Mayor Datuk Khazali Din was quoted as saying recently that the abattoir had been erected illegally on the site for the past 30 years.

The council had ordered the association to vacate the place several times since 1995 with the latest in May this year.

At the Parliament lobby, Pakatan leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said the pact’s leadership would discuss the matter today.

DAP Seputeh MP Teresa Kok said the Kedah DAP’s decision was “an act of frustration” as the state government had a number of unresolved issues in the past year.

“DAP has only one seat in Kedah. Many non-Malays come to them for help. Many of these issues are sensitive as well,” she said.

This was another example of insensitivity of the Malays about livelihood of Chinese. Swines are a major food to the Chinese. Anything touching on the issue will face backlash. Look at Rais Yatim who was so stubborn that the A-type H1N1 Influenza be called Swine Influenza. He was not sensitive to the feeling of Chinese. So now you wonder why the Chinese don't support BN?

DAP was right in the sense that it conveys a message through quitting. This is not similar with MCA. MCA always made the excuse that it will negotiate within BN spirit. But at the end of the day the results were negative.

If MCA wanted to regain the support of Chinese, I urge the one MP and one State Assemblyman of Kedah MCA to quit BN as a suppor for sustaining the swine industry.