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Friday, 29 August 2008

Alternative sites for Malaysia Today

Thanks to a comment left by Malaysian Today , here is more links to the site :-

In the event that MCMC decides to further implement a full blocking of websites or blogs not friendly to UMNO/BN, the followings can be used as an effective way to circumvent internet censorship:

1. Accessing a mirror site
2. Using a non-censoring DNS-server
3. Using a non-censoring proxy server


1. Access a mirror site
For instance, Malaysia Today can still be accessed at this moment at http://mt.harapanmalaysia.com . Using mirror sites may not be effective as they may start blocking these sites too.


2. Using a non-censoring DNS-server
Change your DNS to OpenDNS server 208.67.222.222 or 208.67.220.220 .

Click http://www.opendns.com for more info on how to set DNS.


3. Using a non-censoring proxy server

(i) Proxy Sites
More effectively, this blocking can be circumvented by surfing through a proxy sites, such as:
http://proxychina.org
http://proxy4china.com

There are many proxy sites available, just google for them.


(ii) Proxy Tunnelling Software
Another better and most effective way to circumvent internet censor is by using Ultrasurf. It is developed by the people against internet censorship in China. It enables users inside countries with heavy Internet censorship to visit any public web sites in the world safely and freely while it automatically searches the highest speed proxy servers in the background.

Download Ultrasurf software from:
http://www.ultrareach.com
http://www.wujie.net/downloads/ultrasurf/u.zip

Then extract the file and run, that's it.

If you are using browser other than IE, then you have to manually change your proxy IP address to 127.0.0.1 with port :9666 .


(iii) TOR and TOR based browsers
For those who are more IT savvy, they can try TOR. TOR based browsers are also available, such as xb Browser and OperaTor. But TOR solution tends to give slower internet surfing experience.



Say NO to internet censorship.

Thursday, 28 August 2008

Malaysia Today website blocked !!!

Saw this in The Star today. Where is the freedom of speech in 'democratic' Malaysia ?? Is this an act to show power to a whistle blower who provided us with alternative news that shows the truth on what is going on everyday in our beloved " Bolehland' ???? IS this a way to stop us from knowing the real happenings in the country, other than what is wanted to be known by the ones above to the rakyats ?? Everyone knows the local medias are all filtered and has to adhere to certain guidelines.

It reads :-

All 21 Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in the country have been ordered by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) to block the controversial Malaysia Today website, an industry source revealed.

The notices were sent out on Tuesday in accordance with Section 263 of the Communications and Multimedia Act.

“This means that MCMC is allowed to block any particular website which has committed acts that contravene the local laws of the country, for example, sedition,” the source said.

Meanwhile, Malaysia Today editor Raja Petra Kamaruddin lashed out against the blocking of the online portal, saying it was a breach of the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) charter.

Under the MSC Malaysia 10-Point Bill of Guarantees, it is stated that as part of its commitment to ensuring the success of MSC Status companies, the Government promised to “ensure no Internet censorship”.

“The Government has clearly broken its own promise,” said Raja Petra yesterday. Asked whether he was notified of the reasons of the blocking, he answered no.

“I will turn this into a big issue, no doubt. When it is known that the Government has violated the charter, MSC will die. I will personally see to it,” he said.

TMnet, the country's biggest ISP, Maxis and Time refused to comment.

However, at 11.30pm, a check by The Star found that Malaysia Today has launched a mirror site which can be easily access.


Source : The Star.

Wednesday, 27 August 2008

DSAI press statement

--- Kenyataan Media ----

PERMATANG PAUH, MALAYSIA, 26 Ogos 20008

Allah memberikan kita kejayaan. Kemenangan ini merupakan saat penentu dan bakal menentukan hala tuju negara ini.

Saya berkongsi kegembiraan yang dirasai oleh semua rakyat Malaysia pada hari bersejarah ini. Ianya merupakan kemenangan buat rakyat.

Pada 8 Mac rakyat Malaysia memilih Harapan Baru. Hari ini di saat kita bakal menyambut hari kemerdekaan, rakyat menyahut seruan tersebut. Dengan ini kita merayakant hari kemerdekaan sepertimana pendiri-pendiri negara kita inginkan-sebuah negara dan rakyat yang bersatu.

Berhadapan dengan cabaran yang getir, kita memilih untuk menumpukan perhatian kepada isu yang berkaitan dengan negara ini. Seruan kita agar negara ini bersatu, mulai mengamalkan urus tadbir yang baik dan memperkasakan ekonomi telah menguburkan kempen yang berbaur perkauman, cita-cita individu yang sering mendapat habuan hasil dari penyalahgunaan kuasa dan eksploitasi politik yang berasaskan ketakutan serta penipuan.

Kami telah menjanjikan satu lembaran baru untuk Malaysia dan kami pasti akan melaksanakan janji kami. Kami akan melaksanakan Agenda Ekonomi Malaysia untuk memulihkan keadaan eknomi kita, membasmi kemiskinan dan membantu sesiapa sahaja yang terpinggir tanpa berasaskan kaum. Kami akan memulihkan intergriti badan kehakiman, memerangi rasuah dan membina sebuah negara yang bersatu.

Dan kami akan menjadi sebuah kerajaan yang komited untuk merealisasikan aspirasi rakyat.

Dengan kejayaan 8 Mac dan juga kemenangan malam ini saya berani untuk menegaskan kita mampu bersama-sama menghadapi segala rintangan di masa hadapan.

Kami tidak akan menang tanpa dokongan kukuh dari rakan-rakan kami dalam Pakatan Rakyat dan juga sokongan ribuan rakyat Malaysia tidak kira samada Melayu, Cina, India, Iban, Kadazan, yang datang ke Permatang Pauh, bekerja keras, memerah keringat serta mengirim doa demi memastikan kemenangan ini. Saya sangat menghargai keberanian, tekad dan kesungguhan kamu semua; saya mengucapkan tahniah terhadap komitmen saudara semua terhadap prinsip bersama sebuah kemerdekaan, keadilan dan demokrasi.

Langkah kecil buat Permatang Pauh hari ini akan memastikan perubahan besar buat Malaysia.

ANWAR IBRAHIM


PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PERMATANG PAUH, MALAYSIA, 26 AUGUST 2008

We won! And our victory is decisive and overwhelming.

I share in the joy felt by all Malaysians on this historic day. This is a victory for the people. And it’s great to be back!

On March 8th Malaysians voted for a New Dawn. Today, on the eve of our independence day, we have reasserted that call. We celebrate our nation’s independence in the spirit that our founding fathers intended - a nation of one and a people united.

In the face of the greatest adversity, our campaign focused on the issues that matter to Malaysians. Our calls for national unity, good governance and a vibrant democracy have silenced the voices of racist chanting, those who profit from the abuse of power and exploit the politics of fear and deceit.

We have promised a New Dawn for Malaysia and we will deliver on our promise. We will forge ahead on our Malaysian Economic Agenda to revive the economy, and to uplift the poor and the marginalized of all races. We will restore the integrity of the judiciary, fight corruption and build a truly unified nation.

We will be a government that is totally committed to realizing the people’s aspirations.

With the success of the eight of March and tonight’s resounding victory, I daresay we are indeed ready to face the challenges of the future, together.

We could not have won without the firm, unwavering support of our friends in the Pakatan Rakyat and the tens of thousands of Malaysians – Malays, Chinese, Indians, Ibans, Kadhazans - who have come to Permatang Pauh to work hard for this victory. I truly appreciate your courage, conviction and valour; and congratulate your commitment to our shared principles of freedom, justice and democracy.

This may be one small step for Permatang Pauh but one giant leap for the people of Malaysia.

ANWAR IBRAHIM

Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Welcome back Datuk Seri !!!!!!!


DSAI returns to Parliament in style by defeating the hell out of white haired man by a majority of 15,671 votes !!!

Final EC tally -

1.Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (KeADILan) 31,195 votes
2.Hanafi Mamat (AKIM) 92 votes
3.Datuk Arif Shah Omar Shah (BN)15,524 votes

Total votes : 47,258
% of registered votes voted: 81 %
Spoilt votes: 447 votes
Majority: 15,671 votes


For the record, Anwar's wife, Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, won the seat with a 13,388 majority at the March 8 general election.

Once again well done DSAI. Welcome back !!!

We shall wait and see 916......the day Malaysia meets its saviour !!


I told you....I'll be back !!!!


Sunday, 24 August 2008

7-Eleven , open 24 hours ?????


7-Eleven , your friendly neighbourhood convenience stalls that never close ??I dont think so.

Took this picture in Sentul's Business Centre, when i need to get down to get 'something' on a Saturday night at about 3am. Not even one soul is in sight !!!!! I waited like 5 minutes like a sochai outside calling out thatI wanted to buy something....all I get was just total silence.

Hatyai Trip ............

Its been our family routine to visit this southern Thailand city each year for our annual prayers, but it's been quite sometime since we last went, due to the insurgence in Southern Thailand. This city is really famous for its shopping,good food and ofcoz u know what rite ?? Its also know as ' Mens Heaven' for its flesh trade.

The seats are comfortable and even comes with a personal entertainment with video on demand


We usually drive up,but this time we tried taking a bus for the 10 hours journey. Its really worth it giving its only cost RM60/way .

The Famous Wat Saikao, located about 30 minutes away from Hatyai.

Its headed by Acham Pan. A very senior monk who decicated his life to the monastery.


Yummy yummy Thai


Yummy Som Tom, green papaya salad

Fried Black striped, a speciality of Songkhla. Also knows as Chai Yu Chai in cantonese.
Shark fins are widely available in the streets.

Another must have for me is the roadside fried stuffs like quail, drumsticks,prawns and crabs
Look at those huge prawns !! Costs B150 , B200 and B250 each.

Kan Eng restaurant- Highly recommended !!


This famous family restaurant comes highly recommended in my must-do list each time we visit Hatyai. They serves authentic Thai dishes with a very affordable price. Just hop on any tuk tuk and tell them Kan Eng for an experience you would never regret !!
Yummy fried fish cakes.
Fried pigs stomach with salted vegetable.

What is Thai food without Tom Yam Kung !!
Fried omellete with minced pork.

Total bill for 10 dishes for our family of 10 only comes to B1200 !! The fried omellete ishighly recommended. We had 2 of this !!




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