Friday, October 29, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
THE authorities decided to reject the application by cartoonist Zulkiflee Anwar Ulhaque for a publishing permit for his book Gedung Kartun because it breached the guidelines of the Printing Press and Publications Act 1984.
Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said the book could potentially harm public order and national security.
“The book’s contents had elements of prejudice and speculation, including baseless allegations that can invoke public hatred and anger towards the Government,” he said in a written reply to N. Gobalakrishnan (PKR - Padang Serai).
The cartoonist, also known as Zunar, was arrested last month under the Sedition Act for publishing books considered detrimental to public order.
Police also raided his office in Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur, on Sept 24 and seized 70 copies of his latest book Cartoon-o-phobia, hours before it was scheduled to be launched.
The ministry also banned his three other books – 1 Funny Malaysia, Perak Darul Kartun and Isu Dalam Kartun.
On Oct 9, Zulkiflee obtained leave to challenge a decision to ban two comic books written by him.
On a separate matter, Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia rejected an emergency motion from Chong Chieng Jen (DAP - Bandar Baru Kuching) for a debate on the issue of a timber company which was involved in an alleged land grab from the Ibans.
Pandikar Amin said the matter was under the state’s jurisdiction.
Posted by Malaysian Leak at 7:54 PM
A legend surrounding a unique seaside rock formation that gave the Batu Sapi parliamentary constituency its name may serve as a reminder to the three contenders in the seat’s by-election.
Growing up in the village of Kampung Gas nearby, Ambulang Along, 50, frequently heard stories from the elders in his Sabah east coast Bajau community of how the rock formation came to be.
The rock formation is located some 20km from downtown Sandakan.
“According to my ancestors, there was once a buffalo and a salt water crocodile who were friends. The buffalo would come to graze near the seaside and chat with his friend, the crocodile.
“One day, while grazing the buffalo decided to take a walk in the sea. Upon seeing this, the crocodile became offended and accused the buffalo of stepping into his territory,” said Ambulang.
This caused the friends to argue and they failed to realise that the sky had turned dark and clouds had begun to gather.
“Suddenly, a flash of lightning struck the buffalo and the crocodile and they turned into rock,” said Ambulang, now employed by the Sandakan Municipal Council that maintains the small park surrounding the well-known landmark.
He said that while the three-legged rock was instantly recognisable, not many people were aware that there was actually a flat and smaller rock formation beside it.
“Our grandparents would always remind us about the story of the buffalo and the crocodile if we got into arguments with our friends.
“Friends should always care for each other and resolve any differences amicably. That is always the better way,” he added.
And Ambulang’s hope is that once the by-election is over, friendship will once again thrive in his constituency.
Posted by Malaysian Leak at 5:25 PM
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
A Psychological Operations Specialist is an information and media specialist who can assess the information needs of a target population and develop and deliver the right message at the right time and place to create the intended result. The Psychological Operations Specialist is primarily responsible for the analysis, development and distribution of information used for information and psychological effect.
Duties performed by PSYOPS community include:
Trains and maintains proficiency in all major duties. Assists in collection and reporting psychological operations related information and processing that information into intelligence to support psychological operations. Assists in evaluating and analyzing current intelligence, psychological operations studies and estimates to determine psychological operations targets. Operates psychological operations dissemination equipment and assists in the delivery of psychological operations products. Assists in the packing of psychological operations products for delivery by various means. Prepares, stores and retrieves information on psychological operations related intelligence, plans, campaigns and products. Assists and performs intelligence functions as required.
Coordinates resources requirements for the development, production and dissemination of PSYOP productions. Assists in the integration of psychological operations planning in support of conventional, special operations and deception planning. Assists in determining the appropriate mix of media, relative to available assets, to disseminate PSYOP products. Evaluates and analyze current intelligence, psychological operation studies and estimates to determine psychological operation targets. Identifies psychological vulnerabilities and susceptibilities of psychological operation targets.
Posted by Malaysian Leak at 6:29 PM