R.A.T

September 30, 2007 at 9:01 pm (Spiritual) (, , , , , )

Yup, the sermon points for today.

R = Role

A = Attitude

T = Thinking

Taken from 2 Kings 5, the story is about a slave girl who was taken captive to a foreign land. She was instrumental in causing her master, a top military man, to be healed of his leprosy. Consequently, nation transformation took place.

Incidentally, I think the movie RATATOUILLE is also a good example of transformation. Well, didn’t a rat-turned-chef transformed a dying restaurant into a thriving restaurant?

R.A.T

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7 going to 8

September 28, 2007 at 12:19 am (Personal) (, , )

Our little one is growing from 7 to 8 weeks old.

Dear is really going through with nausea and tiredness with come-and-go appetite.

I feel lost not knowing how to help save to be as patient and understanding as possible.

Last night, we went to Tesco Extra to shop for food stuff like Anmum for preggy and Chipsmore. To our dismay, we couldn’t find Vitagen. Later, a worker there told us that if it was not found on the shelf, then most likely it was out of stock.

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THE MARCH: I was there!

September 26, 2007 at 6:33 pm (Justice, Personal, Politics) (, , , , )

MarchForJustice
I wish I had a cam or vid cam. Nevertheless, I will try to capture the event with words.

I arrived at Palace of Justice at 10 AM and had the call of nature. I think it was partly due to my anxiety of the impending march. So, I just took a slow and long walk to the next building where Jabatan Imigresen was. After the relief (naturally and emotionally!), I returned to my car, got my jacket out and wore it. My attire as was required or requested by the Bar Council in support of solidarity.

At 10:26 AM, I took small steps to Palace of Justice. Finally, I reached the steps leading to the entrance. There were not many people, not what I expected. ‘Probably, still early,’ I thought to myself.

11 PM. The march was supposed to start but not without the rest of the 7 buses load of Bar Council members. They were blocked by the police. Thus, they had to walk a distance of 4-5 km. Batch by batch, they arrived and finally, everyone was ready to begin.

12 noon. The President of the Bar Council, Ambiga Sreenevasan, made a short speech and emphasized the fact that we would march peacefully and were walking for justice! Chants like ‘Change, change, change!’ to the shout of ‘What do we want?’ and ‘Justice!’ were heard.

12:02 PM. We started to walk for justice.

12:12 PM. A convoy of 7 FRU vehicles passed by.

12:22 PM. Frantic with worry, I quickly sms dear and two good friends – ‘Spraying water canon ahead’ About 2 minutes later, I realized the ‘canons’ came from a water-spewing fountain.

12:35 PM. Yes, we reached the roundabout. Standing before us was PM’s Office.

12:40 PM. The President of Bar Council, Ambiga Sreenevasan, with a few others walked into the PM’s Office to present the memorandums.

12:45 PM. Gloomy sky and rain clouds. Soon, the rain came. The crowd scattered to look for shelter. Some under the structures at the roundabout. Some to the mosque. Some to their cars. Nevertheless, the ‘hardcore’ members of Bar Council and the Public braved the rain!

While waiting for Ambiga and her team to return, some ‘hailers’ led the crowd with shouts of ‘What do we want? and ‘Who are we?’ with a resounding of ‘Justice!’ and ‘The Bar Council’ respectively.

1:13 PM. Return of Ambiga and her team. She thanked the crowd for support and gave a parting speech that ended with a bouquet of white balloons being released into the air!

Thank God for a peaceful march.

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THE MARCH: I have resolved to go

September 23, 2007 at 10:59 pm (Justice, Personal, Politics) (, , , , )

SAVE JUDICIARY: Lawyers to march to Putrajaya
Sep 26: From Palace of Justice to PM’s Office

A Bar Council-sponsored March from the Palace of Justice to the Prime Minister’s Office in Putrajaya will be held on the coming Cabinet Meeting Day.

The Purpose: To give a memo to the Cabinet calling for the setting up of a Royal Commission to investigate issues jeopardising the Judiciary.

The March:
– 09:00am: Chartered buses to leave Bar Council (for those who need transport)
– 11.00am: Meet at the staircase of Palace of Justice.
– Attire: Black-and-white attire, with jacket

The march is open to the Public to take part.

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Nation transformation

September 23, 2007 at 8:31 pm (Justice, Spiritual) (, , , , )

Micah 4:2

And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for the law shall go forth from Zion, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. (Webster’s Bible Translation)

Inspired by the word of God, the Pastor delivered a sermon based on Micah 4:1-4.

Moved by the current issues facing the nation, namely public safety in light of the lost-and-found-dead Nurin and judiciary crisis brought about by ‘The Lingam tape’, he exhorted the church to be an agent of change.

Only God can change the nation.

Are we willing to cry out to God, the Judge of all, as in the parable of ‘The Widow and the Unjust Judge’ in Luke 18:1-8?

Luke 18:1-8

[18:1] Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. [2] He said: “In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared about men. [3] And there was a widow in that town who kept coming to him with the plea, ‘Grant me justice against my adversary.’

[4] “For some time he refused. But finally he said to himself, ‘Even though I don’t fear God or care about men, [5] yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will see that she gets justice, so that she won’t eventually wear me out with her coming!’ ”

[6] And the Lord said, “Listen to what the unjust judge says. [7] And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? [8] I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?”

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491

September 22, 2007 at 8:49 pm (Economy, Personal, Politics)

My car just came back from my friendly-neighbourhood mechanic.

RM491 for basic servicing, changing of timing belt, cleaning the carburetor and adding gas to air-cond.

Expenses have gone high these days.

Chatted with the mechanic. He said business was up and down. Then, we went on to politics. I said hopefully the Chinese would open their eyes before the next general election. He said, ‘What open their eyes? They are fast asleep now. 

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Be attitudes

September 22, 2007 at 5:35 pm (Spiritual) ()

Matthew 5 (New King James Version)

Blessed are the poor in spirit,
For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn,
For they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek,
For they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
For they shall be filled.
Blessed are the merciful,
For they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart,
For they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers,
For they shall be called sons of God.
Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake,
For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad,
For great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

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Sign the petition to The Agong (I’ve signed!)

September 22, 2007 at 1:43 am (Justice, Personal) (, , , )

PAGE TWO OF THE PETISYEN RAKYAT (see page one of the Petisyen Rakyat here)

Read the draft of the Peoples’ Petition to The Agong here

Malaysia Today is going to send a Peoples’ Petition (Petisyen Rakyat) to His Majesty The Yang di-Pertuan Agong. I really do not need to go into the host of reasons for the dire need of this Peoples’ Petition. Amongst some of the issues which are of concern to the Malaysian people are:

1) The recent shooting of two people in Kuala Terengganu.
2) The reported gang clashes in Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Johore over the 50th Merdeka celebration holiday that resulted in a few deaths.
3) The Auditor-General’s report that revealed gross and blatant abuses and transgressions in the management of the peoples’ money involving billions of Ringgit.
4) The state of affairs in the Royal Malaysian Police where even the former IGP Tun Hanif Omar admitted that corruption is a serious problem.
5) The state of affairs in the judiciary where senior judges have been bypassed in many promotion exercises in favour of candidates with blemished records.
6) The breakdown of law and order and allegations by serving police officers, who have signed Statutory Declarations or Affidavits, that the organised crime syndicate is running the police force.
7) The dangerous and alarming racial and religious divide.
8) Abdullah Ahmad Badawi’s implication in the Oil-for Food scandal.
9) The need for electoral reforms as proven by the incidences of gerrymandering and phantom voters in the many general elections before this and which will continue and prevail in the next general election.
10) The manner in how the Altantuya Shaaribuu murder trial is being conducted and the police investigation leading to the murder trial.

Our concern is not confined to just these ten issues above but suffice that these ten demonstrate the urgent need for this petition. The actual text of the petition will be properly worded to meet the protocol requirements of a letter that is addressed to The Agong but the spirit of the petition will encompass the above.

If you support this Peoples’ Petition, please sign it in the blog below. You need not add any comments. In fact, we do not need your comments. Just add your name to it. If you do not support it then no need to do anything.

(Those not registered in Malaysia Today but would like to sign the petition just send an e-mail to mohrin_rhsm@hotmail.com with the message “Signed” and your name.)

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Thank God it’s…

September 22, 2007 at 12:37 am (Justice, Personal) (, , , )

Friday?

September 21, 2006 marks our first visit to the gynae for our first little one (that’s what dear likes to call him…or her).

Feeling nervous (our first time mah!), I drove into Hospital Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia aka HUKM. Not knowing where to go, I stopped at the guard house, got out of my car and asked the security guard for direction. Then, I got back into my car and reversed. ‘Blump’. A soft knock. Ooopps…

I found out that I had flatten a traffic cone. Consequently, I had to pay RM20 for it.

Dropped dear off at the O & G section before I went to park my car.

As first-time visitors, we were lost. We were actually looking for UKM Specialist Centre aka UKMSC (a private wing of HUKM) that all I knew was located at 7th floor but where?

Finally, after asking two souls for direction and some sensing, we came to the lift lobby.

Ding! The door of the lift opened us to the 7th floor. We got out, turned right, walked and saw the welcome sign that read:

‘Selamat Datang ke PUSAT PAKAR UKM (UKM Specialist Centre)’

The appointment with our gynae, Dr. Paul Ng, was delayed for 3 hours. We finally saw him at 4:30 PM. He apologized for the delay.

After an approximately 20-minute-or-less consultation and paying the bill, we went home tired and stressed.

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Prayer for justice

September 21, 2007 at 12:05 am (Justice) (, )

Psalm 7:11 (New King James Version)

God is a just judge,

And God is angry with the wicked every day.

You are a just judge. You are angry with the wicked every day.

Bring to justice the wicked who murdered innocent lives.

Altantuya Shaariibuu, Nurin and others – their blood cries out to You!

GodAngry

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