Anwar back in parliament

Final EC tally for Permatang Pauh election - Anwar got 31,195 votes, Arif Shah, 15,524, and Hanafi, 92. Anwar won with a majority of 15,671 - a bigger win than his wife, Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail who won the seat with a 13,388 majority at the March 8 general elections.

It was the hottest by-election ever. As I am looking down from the top of a 15 stories building at Lembah Pantai, - the constituency of Anwar's daughter, Nurul Izzah, I could see a festive like scenario with long line of convoys and continous honking, people shouting and screaming celebrating Anwar's big win and Keadilan flags are flying all over the place marking Anwar's political comeback after a decade of silence. It's a big win for Pakatan Rakyat. I just hope it will also be a big win for the rakyat.

And, I bet you, the parliament not gonna be the same again!

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Temples & crematoriums to be phased out of KL?

More than 120 temple representatives present at a meeting organized by Malaysia Hindu Sangam (MHS) at the Dewan Tan Sri K R Soma, KL yesterday were shocked that their temples and 2 existing Hindu Crematoriums were not identified at the master Plan of City of Kuala Lumpur by 2020.

It looks like there is a plan to erase off hundreds of Hindu Temples and 2 crematoriams at Jalan Loke Yew and Sentul by the year 2020.

In the recent press statement, MHS President, Datuk A Vaithilingam expressed that he felt of disappointment and disgust when they were briefed on the Master Plan. He further stressed that all temples are advised to immediately submit their protests to DBKL and send a copy of the protest form to Malaysian Hindu Sangam at No. 67, Jalan PJS 1/48, Taman Petaling Utama 7, 46150 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Fax 03-77847304 before 30th August.

The online version of DBKL Master Plan Booklet can be viewed HERE

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Remembering Nurin

It has been a year now since she went missing. Till today, no one was charged with the abduction of Nurin Jazlin. The closes thing we had is the blurry image of the suspect released in medias. But, the killer who brutally murdered the eight year old is still at large, walking among us as a free man.

Meanwhile, Nurin's family has filed a suit against the police force and government. Read The Star and NST for more.

For Nurin, Al-Fatihah.
May God bless her innocent soul to rest in peace!

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The transition

Yes, I know.. sorry for leaving a big gap on this page! Some of you have already started asking where did I disappear for the past few weeks. Things have been moving real fast enough lately that I had to gear up my momentum to catch up with the speed of change. I was smoothing down a transition till I had to roll my blog down from the priority list for a short period of time.

Having successfully survived my four years of engineering studies, I'm now preparing myself towards a new phase im my life. As, I'm waving goodbye to lectures, assignments, books, tests and reports, I'm welcoming a new world world of bills, bosses, meetings and loan repayments.

On one hand, I'm experiencing mixed emotions. It was a though decision for me to decide starting point of my career path. But, I'm happy enough and feeling excited that I have landed on the job of my choice and now looking forward to my first step towards professional development. On the other hand, I'm feeling a bit anxious. Although I have spend four years in varsity, I'm actually sitting down here and wondering what it will be like to cope with the new challenges. And, I couldn't agree more with the common opinion that one applies less than 10% of the theoretical knowledge gained in university within their job environment. The moment I step out of my classroom, it's a new world here, waiting for me. Life is no more happy go lucky. Now, life runs on routine as though everything is on an auto-pilot mode.

One thing that I realize is that the university experience and job environment are qualitatively different. The first one is very much result oriented and the latter is more towards action oriented achievements. One must be able to display initiative, set priorities, establish goals, and take responsibility for pursuing those goals in an ever-changing environment.

As I'm giving my mind enough space and time frame to reconstruct itself and adapts to a new reality, I promise to attend this blog soon, very soon!

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