Sunday, February 27, 2011

Malaysia's sexiest woman, Daphne Iking remarries

Pics taken from Google images and Daphne Iking's facebook.

One of Malaysia's sexiest women, Daphne Eleanor Iking from Keningau, Sabah and who was recently in the centre of controversy in Malaysia's first known case of enticing - has confirmed Internet rumours that she has converted to Islam and married businessman Azmi Abdul Rahman.

It was confirmed through various media reports.

"We were introduced through mutual friends and we are business partners," Daphne said, while reluctant to divulge more details.

"He is a businessman and keeps a low profile, so he prefers not to be interviewed or to be in the spotlight," she said.

"When we decided to get married, naturally, conversion was a big issue.

It took me some time because I did not want to convert simply for the sake of marriage alone."

Daphne felt she was ready to take the plunge last December and embraced Islam. Both this and the solemnisation ceremony, or akad nikah, were held on January 8, 2011.

"A small celebration was held after the nikah with my family in my hometown with my nearest and dearest."

Daphne, 32, was a party in a court case in which her former husband, Ryan Chong Yiing Yih, 33, filed a private summons against corporate figure Darren Choy Khin Ming, 46, under Section 498 of the Penal Code for "enticing or taking away or detaining with a criminal intent a married woman".

She has a child, four-year-old Isobel Daniella Iking.

"My extended family in the ntv7 production team and fellow actresses were in the know."

Being her second attempt at marriage, Daphne said she thought the actual marriage was more important than the wedding itself.

Daphne is considered among Malaysia's sexiest women.

She is the talk show host of a popular local TV station and is also an actress, having appeared in various movies and dramas.

All the best Daphne..

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Well-known Sabah Catholic priest Father Joseph Dapoz passes away at 91

God bless you.. Rest in Peace Father Joseph Dapoz. He was well known because of his ability to remember names and places and he was very fluent in the Kadazan-Dusun language, the Sabahan native language despite being an Austrian.

As reported by the Star on 24th February, 2011

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah’s last foreign missionary priest, Father Joseph Dapoz (pic) has died at the Holy Family Senior Citizens Residence in Kg Purak, Papar, at the age of 91.

A nun at the residence, Sister Clara Orou, said Dapoz had been complaining about having diarrhoea since Sunday.

He died at about 7am on Monday, 21st February 2011.

“Despite his discomfort, he seemed his normal self and had even finished a bowl of porridge.

“But he had told me he wouldn’t be able to perform mass at the residence on Tuesday,’’ said Orou.

Dapoz will lie at the St Michael’s Church in Penampang until the funeral mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral at 8.30am on Saturday.

He will be buried at the Catholic cemetery at Mile 4.5 Penampang Road here.

Dapoz was well-known among both Catholics and non-Catholics especially for his ability to remember names and faces.

He was born in a mountain village in Tyrol, Austria, in 1920 and arrived in Sabah in 1948.

Dapoz was posted to various parishes over the decades and was fluent in Kadazandusun.

After retiring from active ministry, he took up residence at the Holy Family Residence in Kg Purak.

Picture published by Catholic Sabah, shows the celebration of Father Dapoz's 90th Birthday at the Holy Family Residence in Kg Purak, Papar.

“However, he continued to perform religious duties until he became wheelchair-bound about six years ago,” said Orou.

Dapoz is the last in a long line of Catholic foreign missionary priests who were posted to Sabah in the last 100 years.

In a book titled Portrait of the Last Dinosaur about Dapoz, he told co-authors Rita Lasimbang and Leonard Alanza that all his life had been devoted to answering God’s call, and that he was looking forward to God’s final call to him.

“When the phone rings, I’ll pick it up.

“He (God) has my number,” the authors wrote.

And that call came on Monday morning.

God bless Father Joseph Dapoz.

Rest in Peace.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

4 American hostages killed by pirates off Somalia, 22nd February 2011

Jean and Scott Adam of Marina del Rey, near Los Angeles, had been sailing their 58-foot yacht Quest around the world since December 2004, handing out Bibles, and had been joined in recent months by Phyllis Macay and Bob Riggle of Seattle. Here the yacht pictured at the Sutera Harbour Marina Resort Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia when Jean and Scott visited Malaysia sometimes in October 2010. Picture : and

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Picture of this loving copule, Scott and Jean Adam at the Kinabalu Yacht Club in Tanjung Aru, Sabah, Malaysia when they visited Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia sometimes in October 2010. God bless you Scott and Jean Adam. Picture : and

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In this June 11, 2005 photo provided by Joe Grande, Phyllis Macay and Bob Riggle are seen on a yacht … .

Tuesday 22nd February 2011 is a very sad day for the families of 4 Americans, killed by Somalia Pirates.

The 4 Americans are the first ever American casualties since the Somali Pirates launched endless marauding attacks on ships, yachts and tankers across the straits of Eden, since approximately 6 years ago.

There is no end to this menance.

The pirates have no feelings for innocent civilians and they don't care about human lives and their families and the sufferings.

The Somali pirates give no damn attention to the current conflicts sweeping across Northern African Countries, Arabs and Gulf Countries where the Tunisian leader and Egyptian President, had already stepped down, crumbling to enormous pressure exerted by thousands of anti government uprisings.

Now the current government of Libya, Yemen, Bahrain are dangerously fragile and crumbling under the growing people's power, yet the Somali pirates never care and never read the news or watch TV.

All they have in their evil minds is to cause misery to innocent people lives as long as their greed for money is fulfilled.

Now Let's pray to God and ask for His blessings to the souls of the 4 Americans,
Jean and Scott Adam of Marina del Rey, near Los Angeles, and Phyllis Macay and Bob Riggle of Seattle.

Jean and Scott Adam had been sailing their 58-foot yacht Quest around the world since December 2004, and had been joined in recent months by Phyllis Macay and Bob Riggle.

Unfortunately, their yacht was boarded by ruthless blood thirsty and money hungry Somali pirates on the 18th of February 2011 somewhere off the coast of Oman.

Why not use Atomic bombs or one Tsar Bomb (which is 3,800 times more powerful than the Atomic Bomb that destroyed Hiroshima during World War II) or nuclear missiles to annihilate those pirates, once and for all??

The presence of U.S. Navy destroyers could not prevent the cold-blooded killings of those 4 Americans.

The 4 American were killed on board the yacht when a crazed pirate suddenly fired a rocket-propelled grenade at the USS Sterett, a US Destroyer, followed by bursts of gunfire.

U.S. special forces scrambled onto the occupied vessel only to find the four Americans fatally wounded.

The deaths of the four travelers, all in their late 50s or 60s, appeared to underscore an increasingly brutal and aggressive shift by pirates in their treatment of hostages.

Killing hostages "has now become part of our rules," said a crazy and plain stupid pirate who identified himself as Muse Abdi.

Abdi, the psycho, referred as a turning point to last week's sentencing of a pirate to 33 years in prison for the 2009 attack on the U.S. cargo vessel the Maersk Alabama — just two days before the hijacking.

"From now on, anyone who tries to rescue the hostages in our hands will only collect dead bodies," the satanic and the evil Abdi said. "It will never, ever happen that hostages are rescued and we are hauled to prison."

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton strongly condemned the killing of the Americans as "deplorable," saying in a statement the slayings underscored the need for international cooperation in fighting the scourge of piracy in waters off the Horn of Africa.

President Barack Obama, who was notified about the killings of the Americans at 4:42 a.m. Washington time, had authorized the military to use force in case of an imminent threat to the hostages, said White House spokesman Jay Carney.

Four U.S. warships had been shadowing the Quest since shortly after it was seized south of Oman on Friday, 18th February 2011 and U.S. officials were in radio contact with the captors as the pirates tried to sail it to the Somali shore.

A channel of negotiations had been opened, and on Monday, 21st February 2011, 2 pirates boarded the USS Sterett, a guided-missile destroyer some 600 yards from the seized yacht, and they stayed overnight, said Vice Adm. Mark Fox, commander of the U.S. 5th Fleet in Bahrain.

By the next morning, though, things quickly turned deadly, with all signs pointing to a dispute among the damn and blood-sucker pirates.

At 8 a.m. local time, Fox said, a rocket-propelled grenade was fired from the Quest at the Sterett and missed, followed almost immediately by the sound of small arms fire coming from the yacht.

Several pirates then appeared on the yacht deck with their hands up. U.S. naval forces rushed aboard the vessel and found all four Americans had been shot; two pirates also lay dead from gun shot wounds.

The special forces troops tried to provide lifesaving care to the Americans, but they died, Fox said.

Fifteen pirates were taken into custody — 13 aboard the yacht as well as the two who had been negotiating aboard the Sterett, Fox said.

In addition, 2 pirates were killed in the operation, including one who was knifed by a member of the U.S. force, Fox said.

To me, the 13 captured and still alive pirates shall never be allowed to live another day.

Instead, they should be forced to eat this..

Or this !!!

And this!!!

Damn you Somali Pirates... watch out for the Tsar bomb... !!!

Defiant Libyan Leader Muammar Gaddafi vows to fight on and won't step down!!

"I am a fighter, a revolutionary from tents ... I will die as a martyr at the end," he said.

In a televised speech, the Libyan leader was clearly angry and blames youths inspired by regional events for uprising and vows to die a 'martyr'.

Roaring like a Tiger, he said "Muammar Gaddafi is the leader of the revolution, I am not a president to step down ... This is my country. Muammar is not a president to leave his post."

on 22nd February 2011, Muammar Gaddafi, Libya's leader of 42 years, appeared briefly under an umbrella to tell viewers that he had planned on sleeping among protesters in Tripoli, the capital, but couldn't because of the rain. He looked calm.

State television then went on to broadcast video of an orchestra and singers.

However Gaddafi made another television appearance today, 23rd February 2011, on state television. This time he looked 100 times different and a thousand times angry in a pre-recorded fiery speech.

Gaddafi, vowed to fight on and die a "martyr", calling on his supporters to take back the streets from protesters demanding his ouster, shouting and pounding his fist in a furious speech.

Gaddafi, clad in brown robes and a turban, spoke on Tuesday evening, 22nd February 2011, from a podium set up in the entrance of a bombed-out building that appeared to be his Tripoli residence hit by US air raids in the 1980s and left unrepaired as a monument of defiance.

"I am a fighter, a revolutionary from tents ... I will die as a martyr at the end," he said.

"Muammar Gaddafi is the leader of the revolution, I am not a president to step down ... This is my country. Muammar is not a president to leave his post."

"I have not yet ordered the use of force, not yet ordered one bullet to be fired ... when I do, everything will burn."

He called on supporters to take to the streets to attack protesters. "You men and women who love Gaddafi ...get out of your homes and fill the streets," he said.

"Leave your homes and attack them in their lairs ... Starting tomorrow [Wednesday] the cordons will be lifted, go out and fight them."

Gaddafi said "peaceful protests is one thing, but armed rebellion is another".

He urged all young men to immediately "form local committees for popular security", telling them to wear a green armband to identify themselves. "The Libyan people and the popular revolution will control Libya."

The speech, which appeared to have been taped earlier, was aired on a screen to hundreds of supporters massed in Tripoli's central Green Square.

At times the camera panned out to show a towering gold-coloured monument in front of the building, showing a fist crushing a fighter jet with an American flag on it - a view that also gave the strange image of Gaddafi speaking alone from behind a podium in the building's dilapidated lobby, with no audience in front of him.

Speech highlights

Shouting in the rambling speech, Gaddafi declared himself "a warrior" and proclaimed: "Libya wants glory, Libya wants to be at the pinnacle, at the pinnacle of the world".

The Libyan leader alleged that all of those who were protesting against his rule were "drugged", and called on people to capture them and bring them "to justice", and not to back down from "cleans[ing] Libya house by house" unless of the protesters surrendered.

Gaddafi warned that instability in his country would create an opportunity for extremist elements, saying that it would "give al-Qaeda a base".

He also warned that he could resort to using extreme force against opposition in the cities of Derna and Bayda, citing examples of the use of state force in Russia and China as times when the international community did not interfere.

Gaddafi offered a new constitution to citizens, starting from Wednesday, 23rd February 2011, but asserted that the constitution would only come into effect through dialogue.

He blamed the uprising on Islamists who wanted to "create another Afghanistan", and warned that those in Bayda and Derna had already set up an Islamic Emirate that would reach Benghazi, the country's second largest city where hundreds have been reported dead in recent violence.

He said that the country's youth was drugged and did not know anything; they were following the Islamists' leader and their leaders would be punished with death in accordance with the Libyan law.

Just hours after Gaddafi's speech, Libya's interior minister, General Abdul-Fatah Younis, announced his resignation and support for what he called the "February 17 revolution".

In a video obtained by Al Jazeera, he was seen sitting on a desk reading a statement that also urged the Libyan army to join the people and their "legitimate demands".

Meanwhile Al Jazeera reported that several hundred government loyalists heeded Gaddafi's call in Tripoli, on Wednesday, 23rd Febraury 2011, staging a pro-Gaddafi rally in the city's Green Square.

Fresh gunfire was reported in the capital on that day, after Gaddafi called on his supporters to take back the streets from anti-government protesters.

But Gaddafi's speech has done little to stem the steady stream of defections from his side.

Libyan diplomats across the world have either resigned in protest at the use of violence against citizens, or renounced Gaddafi's leadership, saying that they stand with the protesters.

Late on Tuesday night, 22nd February 2011, General Abdul-Fatah Younis, the country's interior minister, became the latest government official to stand down, saying that he was resigning to support what he termed as the "February 17 revolution".

He urged the Libyan army to join the people and their "legitimate demands".

On Wednesday 23rd February 2011, Youssef Sawani, a senior aide to Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, one of Muammar Gaddafi's sons, resigned from his post "to express dismay against violence", Reuters reported.

Earlier, Mustapha Abdeljalil, the country's justice minister, had resigned in protest at the "excessive use of violence" against protesters, and diplomat's at Libya's mission to the United Nations called on the Libyan army to help remove "the tyrant Muammar Gaddafi".

A group of army officers has also issued a statement urging soldiers to "join the people" and remove Gaddafi from power.

In another development, Gaddafi has reportedly lost control of more cities as anti-government protests continue to sweep the African nation despite his threat of a brutal crackdown.

Protesters in Misurata said on Wednesday, 23rd February 2011 that they had wrested the western city from government control. In a statement on the internet, army officers stationed in the city pledged "total support for the protesters".

Much of the country's east also seemed to be in control of the protesters, and an Al Jazeera correspondent, reporting from the city of Tobruk, 140km from the Egyptian border, said there was no presence of security forces.

"From what I've seen, I'd say the people of eastern Libya are the ones in control," Hoda Abdel-Hamid, our correspondent, said.

She said there were no officials manning the border when the Al Jazeera team crossed into Libya.

'People in charge'

"All along the border, we didn't see one policeman, we didn't see one soldier and people here told us they [security forces] have all fled or are in hiding and that the people are now in charge, meaning all the way from the border, Tobruk, and then all the way up to Benghazi.

"People tell me it's also quite calm in Bayda and Beghazi. They do say, however, that 'militias' are roaming around, especially at night. They describe them as African men, they say they speak French so they think they're from Chad."

Major-General Suleiman Mahmoud, the commander of the armed forces in Tobruk, told Al Jazeera that the troops led by him had switched loyalties. "We are on the side of the people," he said.

Benghazi, Libya's second largest city, was where people first rose up in revolt against Gaddafi's 41-year long rule about two weeks ago. The rebellion has since spread to other cities despite heavy-handed attempts by security forces to quell the unrest.

With authorities placing tight restrictions on the media, flow of news from Libya is at best patchy. But reports filtering out suggest at least 300 people have been killed in the violence.

But Franco Frattini, the Italian foreign minister, said there were "credible' reports that at least 1,000 had died in the clampdown.

For the record, Tobruk is also world-famous as the scene of utter defiance between Axis and Allied forces during World War Two in North Africa.

The Siege of Tobruk was a lengthy confrontation between Axis and Allied forces in North Africa during the Western Desert Campaign of the Second World War. The siege started on 11 April 1941, when Tobruk was attacked by an Italian-German force under Lieutenant General (later promoted to the supreme armed forces rank of FIELD MARSHALL or 5 Star General and Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces) Erwin Rommel and continued for 240 days, when it was relieved by the Eighth Army during Operation Crusader.

God Bless Libya..

Things you don't know about Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi

Muammar Gaddafi always travels with the famed all female Amazonian Guards...

His personal bodyguards consists of 40 armed-ready to die virgins combatants. The guards consist of mainly Cuban women, ready to combat men at any costs, expert in sharp-shooting and expert in handling UZI or Kalashnikov submachine guns.

However, the veteran Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is now under pressure after thousands of Libyans across Tripoli, Benghazi and Tobruk are demanding for his resignation and removal as long time leader of Libya.

However Defiant Gaddafi vows to fight on!! He wants to fight his own people!!! And kill them???

In televised speech 23rd February 2011, Libyan leader blames youths inspired by regional events for uprising and vows to die a 'martyr'.

Here.. there are few things that the general public doesn't know about Gaddafi.

According to leaked US documents and cables released by Wikileaks in November 2010, Gadaffi fears flying over water, prefers staying on the ground floor and almost never travels without his trusted Ukrainian nurse, a "voluptuous blonde" known as Galyna Kolotnytska.

The cable from September 2009 describes how Gaddafi's preferences for shorter flights and accommodation on the ground floor created logistical headaches for his staff, and that the Libyan leader never travelled without a certain Ukrainian nurse at his side.

One source, tells the US embassy that Gaddafi cannot travel without Kolotnytska, "as she alone 'knows his routine'," it said.

"Some embassy contacts have claimed that Gaddafi and the 38 year-old Kolotnytska have a romantic relationship," it said.

"While he did not comment on such rumours, a Ukrainian political officer recently confirmed that the Ukrainian nurses 'travel everywhere with the Leader'."

However, Galyna herself recently left Gaddafi and Libya and returned to Kiev, Ukraine after 9 years in Libya, fleeing the unrest in Libya.

The cable was written after US officials had discussed arrangements for the Libyan leader's visit to New York in 2009 to address the United Nations General Assembly.

After the nurse's travel paperwork was delayed, the Libyan government arranged a private jet to fetch her so she could join Gaddafi and his entourage in Portugal, where the leader spent the night en route to New York, according to the document.

During his visit, his first to the United States, Gaddafi was not allowed to set up his customary tent in Manhattan or to visit the site of the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Centre.

According to other documents cited by the New York Times which were not posted on the paper's website, Gaddafi was so angered by his reception in New York that he threatened to break a pledge to return enriched uranium to Russia.

The US ambassador to Libya told the leader's son "that the Libyan government had chosen a very dangerous venue to express its pique", said the cable, quoted by the Times.

The September 29, 2009,cable said Gaddafi is "almost obsessively dependent on a small core of trusted personnel" who handle every detail.

The leader's "dislike of long flights and apparent fear of flying over water also caused logistical headaches for his staff" prior to the New York visit, the document said.

For his US trip, Gaddafi flew to Portugal and stayed the night, as a source said he "cannot fly more than eight hours" and that Gaddafi "does not like to fly over water".

US diplomats were also told that Gaddafi "must stay on the first floor of any facility that was rented for him" and that the leader "could not climb more than 35 steps".

This was the reason why Libyan officials chose an official residence in New Jersey as the preferred place for Gaddafi to stay during his US visit, instead of a Libyan diplomat's home in Manhattan, it said.

Although he had his Ukrainian nurse close at hand, Gaddafi did not bring his famed all-women guard unit with him to New York, and instead had only one female guard in a 350-member delegation, it said.

Pemerintah Libya, Muammar Gaddafi perintah hancurkan pemberontak, sedia mati syahid

Libya terletak di utara Afrika dan kedudukannya pula di tengah tengah 2 negara yang sudahpun digulingkan pemerintahnya oleh penunjuk perasaan iaitu Tunisia dan Mesir.

Tahukah anda, kemana saja Presiden Gadaffi pergi, dia akan dikawal oleh 40 wanita selaku pengawal peribadi elitnya.

Kumpulan wanita ini dikenali sebagai the Amazonian Guards kebanyakannya dari Cuba dan masih perawan.

Mereka dipilih sendiri oleh Gadaffi untuk menjadi perisainya.

Wanita ini nampak seksi tetapi mereka amat terlatih mengendalikan pelbagai jenis senjata termasuk rifle Kalashnikov atau AK47 dan segala jenis pistol dan hand to hand combat atau tempur tanpa senjata.

Siapa tidak kenal dengan Presiden Libya, Muammar Gaddafi.

Dia mula menjadi pemerintah Libya sejak lebih 40 tahun lalu setelah melakukan rampasan kuasa pada 1969.

Pemimpin veteran itu hari ini diasak dengan ribuan penunjuk perasaan di Libya termasuk di Tripoli, Tobruk dan Benghazi supaya dia melepaskan jawatannya.

Namun Gadaffi enggan menyerah kalah. Umpama seekor harimau, media AFP melaporkan hari ini bahawa Gadaffi memerintahkan polis dan tentera menghancurkan pemberontak yang cuba menggugat pemerintahannya selama 41 tahun dan memberi amaran penunjuk perasaan akan diperangi sehingga ke titisan darah terakhir.

Dalam ucapannya di kaca televisyen awal hari ini Februari 23 2011, Gaddafi dengan nada marah, menegaskan beliau akan terus kekal sebagai pemimpin Libya dan bersedia mati syahid bagi mempertahankan tanah airnya.

Sambil mendakwa perjuangannya itu disokong oleh rakyat, beliau memerintahkan polis dan tentera menghancurkan pemberontak yang kian meningkat yang kini mengorbankan ratusan nyawa sejak lapan hari lalu.

Beliau memberi amaran bahawa pihak keselamatan akan menyelongkar dan menjejaki pemberontak ke 'setiap rumah dan setiap inci ruang' agar mereka menyerah diri atau berdepan dengan maut.

Beberapa jam kemudian, kerajaannnya buat pertama kali mengeluarkan angka korban akibat kekacauan yang melanda di seluruh Libya iaitu 300 orang, termasuk 58 askar.

Ini menunjukkan Gadaffi berbeza dengan tindakan yang diambil 2 bekas Presiden dua negara yang digulingkan oleh penunjuk perasaan iaitu bekas Presiden Tunisia, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali dan bekas Presiden Mesir, Hosni Mubarak.

Ben Ali dan Mubarak hanya mengarahkan polis dan tentera membenteras penunjuk perasaan dengan belantan, gas pemedih mata, kuda dan pancutan air.

Namun Gadaffi sebaliknya mengarahkan penunjuk perasaan anti kerajaan diperangi dengan rifel Kalashnikov, tentera upahan, jet pejuang dan senjata anti pesawat!!!

Itu mengundang maut kepada ribuan penunjuk perasaan anti Gadaffi.

Bayangkan senjata pemusnah pesawat atau anti aircraft weapons hanya digunakan untuk memusnahkan jet pejuang dan pesawat musuh. Bayangkan apa berlaku apabila senjata anti pesawat dikenali Tunguska buatan Russia ini disasarkan kepada manusia???

Bagaimana pula jika senjata pemusnah pesawat dikenali Vulcan berkonsepkan Gatling Gun buatan Amerika Syarikat ini digunakan Gadaffi ke atas penunjuk perasaan di Tripoli, Tobruk dan Benghazi??

GAMBAR penduduk di Benghazi yang terbunuh disiarkan dalam Facebook.

Menurut laporan media antarabangsa, dianggarkan 300 orang maut dalam tunjuk perasaan anti Gadaffi sejak 8 hari lalu.

Sehingga artikel ini ditulis, Gadaffi juga dilaporkan kian kekurangan sokongan daripada menteri, duta, diplomat, media, rakyat dan tenteranya sendiri.

Menurut laporan pelbagai media antarabangsa, ramai di kalangan penyokong setianya termasuk tentera kerajaan dilaporkan, mula belot selepas diarahkan menembak rakyat yang menunjuk perasaan disusuli arahan supaya media kerajaan menafikannya.

Menteri Keadilan Libya, Mustapha Abdeljalil, sendiri dilaporkan membantah penggunaan kekerasan terhadap penunjuk perasaan.

Ada juga laporan bahawa dua juruterbang pesawat pejuang tentera udara Libya berpangkat kolonel membawa pesawat Mirage F1 buatan Perancis melarikan diri ke Malta untuk mendapatkan suaka politik.

Juruterbang itu dikatakan enggan mengikut perintah Gadaffi yang mengarahkan mereka menembak pembantah di Benghazi kata sumber tentera Malta.

Di Stockholm, Sweden, 3 kakitangan tempatan di Kedutaan Libya di Stockholm meletakkan jawatan sebagai membantah serangan terhadap orang ramai oleh pihak berkuasa Libya.

Di New Delhi, Duta Libya ke India, Ali al Essawi meletakkan jawatan dan mendesak masyarakat dunia menghentikan keganasan terhadap penunjuk perasaan di negara itu.

Beliau melepaskan jawatannya kerana tidak setuju keganasan digunakan terhadap orang awam di negara itu.

Pegawai Kedutaan Libya di Beijing, Hussein El-Sadek El-Mesrati, turut meletakkan jawatan selepas melihat rakyat dibunuh menyifatkan Gaddafi sebagai ‘Hitler.’

“Saya mahu beritahu, tolong hentikan, permainan berakhir, keluar, pergi ke Israel. Rakyat kamu di Israel bukan orang Arab,” kata El-Mesrati yang tidak memberitahu kedudukannya ketika bersama-sama menyertai penunjuk perasaan di kedutaan Libya.

Duta Libya ke Amerika Syarikat, India, Malaysia, Indonesia dan Bangladesh turut mendesak Gaddafi meletak jawatan dan memprotes pembunuhan orang awam.

Di Kuala Lumpur, kedutaan Libya mengeluarkan kenyataan mengutuk apa yang dikatakan tindakan tidak bertamadun Tripoli membunuh orang awam.

Kira-kira 200 warga Libya di Malaysia mengadakan protes secara aman di kedutaan.

Setiausaha Agung Pertubuhan Bangsa-Bangsa Bersatu (PBB), Ban Ki-moon, berkata beliau dapat bercakap dengan Gaddafi menerusi telefon selama 40 minit kelmarin dan mendesak beliau menghentikan keganasan terhadap penunjuk perasaan.

Saksi di Tripoli melaporkan pembunuhan beramai-ramai berlaku di sesetengah kejiranan, bagaimanapun anak lelaki Gaddafi, Saif al-Islam menafikan laporan itu.

Warga asing sudah mula dikeluarkan dari negara itu, sumber keselamatan di Mesir berkata tentera dikerah untuk ditempatkan di sempadan Libya bagi memantau kemasukan pelarian.

Antara negara memulakan operasi membawa keluar warga mereka termasuk Jerman, Itali, Greece, Belanda, Turki, Amerika Syarikat, Yaman, Russia dan Norway.

Malaysia juga dilapor akan berbuat demikian untuk menyelamatkan kira kira 190 rakyat Malaysia di Libya menggunakan pesawat C130 Hercules TUDM, sama seperti prosedur ketika Ops Pyramid mengeluarkan 11,000 rakyat Malaysia dari Mesir.

Pertempuran senjata api berlaku sepanjang malam di Tripoli, apa bila penunjuk perasan menyerang stesen polis dan pejabat penyiaran kerajaan dan membakar bangunan awam.

Selain itu, landasan lapangan terbang Benghazi musnah dalam keganasan yang melanda Libya menyebabkan pesawat tidak dapat mendarat, kata Menteri Luar Mesir, Ahmed Aboul Gheit.

Gadaffi mempunyai 8 anak, 7 lelaki dan 1 perempuan.

Namun seorang anaknya dinamakan Hannibal dilaporkan mempunyai perangai yang amat bahaya termasuk memandu Porsche menentang arus dalam keadaan mabuk di Paris selain pernah memukul isterinya di sebuah bilik hotel di London.

Presiden Gadaffi juga dilaporkan mempunyai tabiat pelik iaitu tidak mahu menaiki lebih 35 anak tangga, mahu membuka khemah di mana mana negara dilawatinya, takut jika pesawat dinaikinya terbang di atas air dan pasti akan membawa seorang jururawat peribadi warga Ukraine Galyna Kolotnytska.

Namun Galyna sendiri dilaporkan sudah meninggalkan Gaddafi dan Libya di sebalik kekecohan yang berlaku di Libya.

Gadaffi dikatakan pasti membawa Galyna ke mana mana saja beliau pergi termasuk ke luar negara sekaligus mencetuskan spekulasi adakah Gadaffi dan Galyna dilamun percintaan romantik???

Akjan: I was never crowned as Sulu Sultan

Mohd Akjan claims this event on February 2nd, 2011 in Kampung Likas, near Kota Kinabalu, Sabah was a majlis doa selamat (Thanks giving ceremony) and not the proclamation ceremony as alleged.

The Star, Malaysia's top English language newspaper today reported that a businessman in the centre of an uproar regarding his alleged proclamation as the Sultan of Sulu, has denied he was crowned the ruler of the island province in the Philippines.

Datu Mohd Akjan Datu Ali Muhammad who claimed to be a longtime Umno member also announced he was quitting the party.

In his first official statement since the controversy erupted two weeks ago, Mohd Akjan said the event at his house in Kampung Likas, Kota Kinabalu on February 2nd, 2011 was a majlis doa selamat dan kesyukuran (a thanksgiving gathering to show gratitude to Allah) after he agreed to accept an offer from the so-called Sulu interim government to be the 33rd Ruler of the Sultanate.

Mohd Akjan is said to be a direct descendant of the last reigning Sultan of Sulu Paduka Mahasari Maulana Al-Marhum Sultan Shariful-Hashim.

The businessman had reportedly taken the name Sultan Shariful-Hashim II.

Mohd Akjan said that prior to the event, he had briefed the police special branch officers in Kota Kinabalu on what was going to happen that day.

“In fact, I invited them to attend and witness the ceremony but they said there was no need to do so since I had briefed them on it,” he added.

Mohd Akjan said the recent media attacks and police reports against him were politically- motivated and malicious, which also led to his entire family, including his children, to be picked up and investigated by the police.

As Mohd Akjan moved to clear the air over the controversy, his close aides lodged a police report for alleged slander against him to counter reports that had been made over his alleged installation as the Sulu Sultan.

Mohd Akjan said he was born in Kampung Limau Limaun in northern Kudat and is a Malaysian.

“If I accept the Sultan of Sulu position in November, I will have to give up my Malaysian citizenship. I have not gone crazy as claimed by some of my critics. I am fully aware of what I am doing,” he added.

With his resignation from Umno, he said there was no need for anyone to bring the issue up with the party’s supreme council.

“It is the one and only political party I have been with for over two decades. I have reached a point of no return and I am sad to leave,” he said.

Meanwhile the Malaysian police have so far recorded statements from 18 people in connection with the claim that businessman Datuk Mohd Akjan Ali Muhammad had crowned himself the Sultan of Sulu.

Malaysian Criminal Investigative Department director Datuk Seri Mohd Bakri Zinin said they were recording statements of individuals and witnesses, including Akjan’s family members.

“So far no arrests have been made,” he told reporters in Kota Kinabalu on Wednesday 23rd February, 2011.

Bakri said they have yet to question Akjan.

“Give us some time as this case is very unique,” he added.

According to Wikipedia, The Sultan of Sulu is a Muslim royal house that governs over most Muslims in the Sulu Archipelago in the Philippines.

The Sultanate also used to govern the state of Sabah in Malaysia.

While the sultanate is not an internationally recognized entity it enjoys some autonomy and influence in the Philippines, particularly among the Muslim population of the country.

The office was recognized by the government in Manila until 1936. The centre of government of the Sulu Sultanate kingdom was in Jolo. During their rule, Jolo became the centre of the Sulu Sultanate government and the centre of port trading.

Maps of the Sulu Archipelago in the southern Philippines

Indian Man with the largest family in the world, 39 wives and 94 children!!!

The superman and superhusband and superdad, Ziona Chana from Kolkata, India, posing with his 39 wives, 94 children, 33 grandchildren and 14 daughter inlaws!!!!!

My Goshhh

Ziona Chana and his 39 wives!!!! The wives, old and young, lived harmoniously together and never fought with each other!!!!

Mover over Don Juan and Casannova, Ziona Chana is the true lover and strongest man on earth in terms of love and love making!!!

He has 39 wives... and 94 children!!!!

He broke all records except perhaps the King of Swaziland who reportedly has more than 100 wives!!!!

At first i didn't believe it.

But after reading various media reports around the globe including Reuters, Xinhua and Malaysian Nanban, this story is indeed very true.

The reports here :

AN Indian man from Mizoram in Kolkata, northern India has the largest family in the world with 39 wives, 94 children and 33 grandchildren, according to world media reports.

Ziona Chana, 66, and his family live in a 100-room, four-storey house set amidst the hills of Baktwang village in Mizoram, Kolkata, northern India.

Ziona considered himself lucky to be the husband of 39 women, of course you are lucky sir..!!!

The oldest wife Zathiangi organises her fellow partners to perform household chores.

Ziona keeps the younger wives near his bedroom with the older members of the family sleeping farther away and has a rotation system to decide who visits Ziona’s bedroom.

Chana said that he once married 10 women in one calendar year!!! An achievement far greater than the Grand Slam of Tennis!!!

He considered himself a lucky man since he is given so many people to look after.

Although Chana has already had a 167-member family, he still would like to expand it and "go to any extent to marry".

Chana is also the head of a local Christian religious sect which allows polygamy.

Now people will wonder and began asking questions such as what do you do for a living to support your super big family??

What is the family expenses per day and per month > could it be 100,000 Ruppes per month??

What sort of food, diet and medications that you consume that allows you to be able to make love all night, every day for 50 years???

And can you remember the names of all your children, grandchildren and wives?????

Hail to Ziona Chana!!!

Ziona Chana unique feat means he is now a celebrity!!!

Datuk Mohammed Yaman Ahmad Mus, Sabah's father of arts

Below are among items being exhibited at the Sabah Arts Gallery in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, East Malaysia.

This is an excellent article on Datuk Mohammed Yaman Ahmad Mus, Sabah's Malaysia, grandmaster of arts.

Article by Bernama, the national news agency of Malaysia

Yaman: Sabah’s Art Legend

One civil servant that deserves public recognition for his many contributions to Sabah is the state's first and present Art Gallery Director Datuk Mohammed Yaman Ahmad Mus.

Mohammed Yaman, who turns 72, on the 29th of this month, and affectionately called Yaman, is the prime mover in the development of art and state paraphernalia in Sabah.

In fact most people, even Kota Kinabalu city dwellers for that matter, do not know Yaman is the designer of historical paraphernalia like the Sabah flag, state crest, emblem, state medals, state ceremonial attire, including the local mayor’s outfit.

"He is soft spoken. But he expresses his ideas very clearly and has done a lot to develop art and the work of craft artisans in Sabah," asserts Sabah Art Gallery Curator Jennifer Linggi.

He designed the mayor’s robe including the headgear that was donned by the first mayor Datuk Abdul Ghani Abd Rashid on Feb 2, 2000 at the proclamation of Kota Kinabalu as a city.


The mayor’s medallion, chair and stand, KK City Hall (KKCH)’s flag, crest and logo were all designed by Yaman, who was thickly involved albeit behind the scenes, in the preparations leading to the historic event.

He designed the arch to the City Hall entrance, which was made of steel at a cost of RM170,000 and the city’s street monuments. Yaman is also the man who designed and constructed a special mural for Wisma Sime Darby in Kuala Lumpur.

And based on his proposal, the casuarina sumatrana/casuarina nobile was chosen as the city tree, which he said was easy to maintain, has abundant green foliage and although slow-growing could live up to 70 years.

The Man Behind the Sabah Flag

Now how many times has Sabah changed the design of its flag? Three times and Yaman designed all three. The first one, in 1963, as assigned by (Tun) Datu Mustapha Datu Harun, who was to become Sabah’s first governor of the independent state and member of the Federation of Malaysia along with Malaya, Singapore (which opted out two years later in 1965) and Sarawak.

The second was in 1976 during the Berjaya government and the third, in 1985 during Parti Bersatu Sabah's (PBS) term.

"It took me a few months to design the first two. The third one took the longest, about a year, he said. This was because the chief minister Datuk Joseph Pairin Kitingan (now Tan Sri) could not decide on the colour.

Yaman who has a son and a daughter, now both grown up and living in England with his former English wife was also given the responsibility by the late Datu Mustapha to design the four state medals, namely the Bintang Kinabalu (BK), Ahli Darjah Kinabalu (ADK), Ahli Setia Darjah Kinabalu (ASDK), Panglima Gemilang Darjah Kinabalu (PGDK) and Seri Panglima Darjah Kinabalu (SPDK).

This is the SPDK Award, worn by Beaufort Member of Parliament, Datuk Lajim Ukin.

Oops! While recollecting this, he inadvertently revealed that he is working on a new State recognition for this year, and when pressed, let slip that it ranked higher than the current highest honour SPDK and it is meant for specific recipients. “It’s not for me to say anything,” he said, smiling.

One Unfavourable Design

Neckties, badges, decorative buttons and accessories adorning the ceremonial attire that the head of state, ministers, assistant ministers, other public figures and senior civil servants wear are all his designs.

Incidentally, these outfits have been re-designed four times with the last one in 2004.

But one design, Yaman admits, did not make the cut – the unpopular standard brown uniform that state officers were made to wear for work in the early 80s.

In those days you couldn’t tell, for instance, a division one officer from a division three officer unless you were more informed that the former’s uniform is of better quality fabric.

It was in 1982 that Datuk Harris asked me to design and coordinate the implementation of the official uniform for the different categories of civil servants," recalled Yaman, who acted precisely on instructions.

The disdain for the uniform was particularly obvious among upper scale officers and eventually the uniform was scrapped.

How Much was He Paid for the Designs?

Nothing. He did it all for free. He was even surprised by the question. It did not occur to him to request payment for the timeless hard work not to mention countless other nitty-gritty such as logo designs for governmental as well as non-governmental organisations. He simply felt it was his duty as a government servant to do what was asked.

This is not to say that he has not been appreciated and rewarded for his efforts. Reading his demeanour, you can tell he is not calculative, rather someone who gives happily and sincerely without expecting anything in return. As what one young artist, Sabrina Majuakim, 28, had to say: "He is like a caring father – you can pour out all your problems to him and he’ll try to help out if he could."

Says another Sabah artist, Charles Mawan, 31, who regards him as a father and mentor, he loves art so much that he would sacrifice his time for it! And he never ceases to give encouragement and motivation to budding artists."

More About the Man

Having served under four governments, he is a historic figure himself and deserved to be acknowledged.

A versatile artist whose current passion is geometrical art, Yaman hails from Putatan, now a thriving district about 15-20 mins from the city centre, Kota Kinabalu.

Yaman’s parentage is so mixed - Bajau, Dusun, Chinese, Iban, Javanese, that he admits he could hardly decide what race he really is. But officially he is a Bajau/Dusun.

His early education starting 1945, was in Buit Hill Primary School, Putatan and Sacred Heart Primary School, Jesselton. He went on to study in All Saints Secondary School, Likas.

Yaman eventually managed to get to England on student sponsorship. He has been actively involved since 1954 in producing cartoon, comic strips, illustrations and paintings.

After completing his studies in Graphic Design at Hornsey College of Art (UK), he continued Art Education at the London University (A.T.C. London) until 1969.

In 1970 he was appointed art lecturer and head of art department at Gaya Teachers Training College. He re-activated the Sabah Art Club and was elected as its new President.

He returned to the UK in 1974, resided in Blackpool, and worked as a freelance graphic designer.

In 1980, he returned to Sabah and since then held many important positions in the state's arts and culture sector.
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