Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Khalid: Zakat can be used to pay admin costs

I was really angry when I read this.

I am already dissatisfied the way the Baitulmal being handled, now Khalid wants to make it worse?

Since when the Selangor state administration are allowed for a piece of cake of Baitulmal?

Since when that they are allowed to call themselves asnaf (people who can claim Zakat)?

No wonder there were pictures of Khalid with the Pusat Zakat Selangor recently. He wants his government a portion of the zakat fund.

I call all Selangor state excos and members to reject this proposal by Khalid.

It's clearly immoral and against the principles of Islam as foretold by Allah in the Quraan.

It is also clear that Khalid has forgotten there is a higher power than of a Menteri Besar.

A new Khir Toyo in the making?

Friday, July 17, 2009


"Sesungguhnya zakat-zakat itu, hanyalah untuk orang-orang fakir, orang-orang miskin, pengurus-pengurus zakat, para muallaf yang dibujuk hatinya, untuk (memerdekakan) budak, orang-orang yang berhutang, untuk jalan Allah dan orang-orang yang sedang dalam perjalanan, sebagai sesuatu ketetapan yang diwajibkan Allah; dan Allah Maha Mengetahui lagi Maha Bijaksana"

Ada 8 asnaf zakat iaitu:

Fakir - orang yang tidak mampu bekerja untuk sara diri

Miskin - orang yang mampu bekerja tetapi tidak cukup untuk sara diri

Amil - pengurus zakat - gaji pengurus zakat, no bonus, gaji seadanya (more like non-profit organisation punya gaji)

Muallaf - Orang yang baharu memeluk Islam. So jangan lupa yang baru memeluk Islam, anda layak menuntut zakat.

Riqab - Hamba yang menebus dirinya dengan ansuran. Zaman sekarang dah takda hamba. Amalan memerdekakan hamba sangat popular pada zaman nabi dan zakat telah digunakan untuk tujuan itu.

Gharim - orang yang menanggung hutang dan tak dapat selesaikannya. Bukan hutang beli motor, kereta atau rumah. Zakat digunakan untuk counter Riba'. Orang muflis boleh apply mintak zakat. Company muflis takleh lah kot. Kena ikut company's act la.

Fiisabilillah - orang yang berjuang ke jalan Allah. Bukan Al-Qaeda. More towards jihad dalam memantapkan diri dan menegakkan syiar Islam. For example pendidikan, bina sekolah etc.

Ibnu Sabil - Musafir yang merantau dan putus bekalannya. Pusat zakat Selangor offer tiket penerbangan balik bagi golongan ini. Open to loopholes, tapi ko tau lah keji tak keji manusia can be. Pusat Zakat boleh je investigate lebih lanjut.

Nota: Proses permohonan zakat di Malaysia sgt tedious. Kena isi borang la apa la. Kadang2 tu, tak adil rasa kita tgk org yang memerlukan bantuan perubatan tak dapat terima zakat kononnya tak layak digelar fakir miskin. Be logical. Kalau org tu tak mampu bayar, maknanya dia boleh digolongkan dalam konteks gharim.

Pusat Zakat Selangor kutip zakat RM100 Juta setahun. Tetapi agihan pula taktau bagaimana. Bukak statistiks diorg jumlah kutipan ada, jumlah agihan tiada. dodgy? husnuzon lah takat ni. tp Pusat Zakat satu Malaysia kena:

1. transparent (tunjuk semua stats - jumlah kutipan/jumlah agihan lengkap)
2. tunjuk gaji pengurus zakat - setaraf corporate ke non-profit organisation?
3. satukan tabung satu malaysia, sebab org Selangor (ramai kaya) boleh tolong org kelantan (ramai miskin). So i guess takda isu kutipan berlebihan daripada agihan.
4. tabung/dana pusat zakat MUST be Pay and Go (which means, Pusat Zakat should not be allowed to INVEST the money)


Thursday, July 09, 2009

Iskandar Malaysia

1. I have very little knowledge about Iskandar Malaysia.
2. All information that I know about Iskandar Malaysia was only obtained from the web.
3. I am also aware about Singapore wanting to invest in Iskandar Malaysia. Well let them come and put their money to Malaysia. Although you don't have to sell the lands to them.
4. Upon a quick, simple inspection using Google Earth, Iskandar Malaysia spanning from Pontian, Senai, Johor Bahru and Pasir Gudang will be literally and figuratively larger than Singapore.
5. However, I can't fail to notice how dark, dirty and shit-like the water surrounding The Malaysia-Singapore Causeway.
6. I think we should revisit the Crooked Bridge plan, as long as it will not benefit Mahathir and his cronies one single cent. If we build it, Malaysians should prosper, not the selected bangsawan few.
7. I was also informed that we only sell 1000 gallons of raw water for only 3 sen or 0.42 Singapore dollar, and then we buy filtered water from Singapore back. What great business is that?
8. Melaka buys 1000 gallons of raw water from Johor for 30 sen. It seems that we love Singapore so much or maybe we are too scared of them. They got bigger guns, you know!
9. Going back to Iskandar Malaysia, I have a few suggestions although I am skeptical the Malaysian government will ever listen to a puny blogger like me.
10. First of, Pontian towards Kukup can be developed as a great tourist attraction. The beach is alright and the water is calm. I have never been to Pontian but I am informed that it is already a tourist destination, notably the Pulau Kukup. Long beach overlooking a quite big Pulau Kukup stretching towards Tanjung Piai where a lighthouse can be buit there to help ships going towards.... the causeway! (will discuss this later)
11. Maybe a theme park can be placed in Pontian (or JB) as well. Pontian can be theme park city while Kukup will be retain the quitness and traditional Kampung village for the tourist to chill in.
12. Ships can then enter the Johor strait and a great harbour can be improved in the white area from the map called Port of Tanjung Pelepas.
13. I do not know how deep the sea level in Johor Strait, but smaller ships (and maybe bigger ships can go pass through the Second Link Bridge (being replaced by the new suspension bridge) towards Johor Bahru.
14. Ships can then go to Pasir Gudang straight from Tanjung Piai (vice versa). The Johor Bahru Causeway will be replaced by a suspension bridge, crooked or not to allow water flowing smoothly and improve ecological quality in that area. Again this can also allow ships going pass the strait with ease especially when they are transporting goods from Pasir Gudang.
15. All of my suggestions above shouldn't have anything to do with Singapore as we are only developing our side of the country (except for the bridges).
16. I really think we should ask something back from Singapore for doing them a favour GIVING raw water at a very, very, very cheap price. i.e. like and UFTI or GIFT for some peculiar reasons.
17. Oh wait a minute, we don't want anything from them, we are only developing our own nation inside our OWN sovereignty.
18. Must be wise lah, kawan!
19. So maybe it's wise to renegotiate the water fee since we don't actually benefit anything from that deal. We can filter our own water for God sake! As a 'ransom', tell Singapore to build the brudges together. Report to a world environment authority giving them evidence on how shit the water is now surrounding the causeway. Independant tribunal can also be sought (Pedra Branca was successful for them although we were fighting over stupid rocks).
20. Just look at how dark and dirty the water is from a satelite image:

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

How stubborn I am

Yes, I have heard of the Malaysian Government's decision to scrap Teaching Maths and Science in English beginning 2012.

However. I still think abolishing PPSMI is not a good way to move forward.

How hard PPSMI can be, students MUST take the challenge.

Teachers must be trained well to achieve better success for students.

So what if one day people want PPSMI back?

Revert to PPSMI?

There are drawbacks in executing PPSMI.

Same goes to Dasar Ekonomi Baru.

Whatever it is... Khir Toyo is not the only one who got super rich after entering politics.

How random.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

BN, PR, Hindraf... we are all the same = Malaysian Politicians

Funny quotes/incidents proving that we are all the SAME as we are all Malaysian Politcians.
1. BN spoke about how the alternative media like Malaysiakini, Harakah daily and others being biased and must be controlled or ban because 'they could cause confusion and generate hate'. Even bloggers are not spared. Pakatan, defended all these media because the they support its agenda.

--- Pakatan (notably Anwar and Lim Guan Eng ban UTUSAN journalists from hearing their press conference!

Verdict: Freedom of speech from BOTH sides my ass.

2. Some UMNO leaders being branded as racists and would usually say something like "Go back to China/India" or "Go back to where you came from" or "Kalau tak suka boleh keluar Malaysia" out of anger (and stupidity)

--- One Hindraf (championed by Pakatan) leader named C Tharmaraj today asked Lim Guan Eng (DAP) to 'step down as Chief Minister of Penang and go back to where he came from (Malacca)'

Verdict: We are all racists still even if it takes 0.001% of your soul, because we are from different ethnics and backgrounds, just live with it! Malaysians Malaysia my ass. Keep your identity intact while respecting other people's beliefs and cultures and we will make our nation great (again).

3. BN components care about their people of different ethnics. UMNO wants to protect the rights of the Malays, MCA representing the Chinese, MIC helping the Indians etc.

--- Pakatan say they are different. They are not really race-based and will NEVER use the race cards. Well not quite right.. PKR still claim they will protect the Constitution including the Malay rights and the existence of Kings and Rulers. NEP will abolished, yes, but it's not really abolishing it, but literally RENAMING it. PKR is still predominantly Malays. DAP, how many Non-Chinese is in DAP? They even have websites in Chinese. Youtube comments and pages are in Chinese language as well. How many Malays are in DAP? So of course they want equality because it will favour Non-Malays with the demise of hardcore poor as well (who are mostly Bumiputras). One MP from DAP even had the b*lls (or should I say t*ts because the MP doesn't have them) to say that the government should allocate more fund to help young entrepreneurs regardless of their financial backgrounds (again, not helping poor people! WHAT are you??). Meanwhile, Hadi (PAS-Pakatan) today has said that removing the 30% Bumi quota by PM will weaken Bumis. PAS members are almost 100% Malay Muslims.

Verdict: Race-based politics outdated? You people ahh.. so in denial! And yeah, PAS (Malays/Muslims) and DAP (Chinese,Indians/Secular, Socialists) will never work together because they are so different! Nuff said.
4. Corruption corruption corruption... People always blame Barisan leaders as MOST corrupt. Which is true but how about the people from the other side?
--- Fairuz (PKR) had a corruption case regarding quarries in Penang. Well, he is not alone. One young PKR leader has asked around young Malay entrepreneurs if they would like to open business with his help. He blatantly said, "ini bukan rasuah.. tapi PROFIT SHARING lah!" (translated - this is not corruption but profit sharing will do). Man that is worse than UNDER TABLE one-off money. You will get lump sum money in a traditional bribery but profit sharing is far worse! Say if the young company made RM1 Million so how much the company has to share with you? 50%? What about next year? another round of 'profit' for only lobbying the project? Next year? For the next 10,20 years? Kaya lah kau camtu goyang kaki saja! Every year plak tu! What have you done to help these young businessmen? Virtually nothing if you ask me. And what's up with this DAP case of buying RM4000 karaoke set? Every single cent also want to take ah? Siao lu!
Verdict: People still want to get rich quick even if it's dirty money. But of course not all leaders like that.

more to follow...