Actual video of Anwar Ibrahim Interview
(English Al Jazeera)
August 28, 2008: In an exclusive TV interview after reclaiming his seat in parliament, Anwar Ibrahim talks to 101 East about how he plans to change 50 years of political consensus in Malaysia (two parts).
Burmanized part of the article ‘I have a dream’ by Sim Kwang Yang | Aug 30, 08 from Malaysiakini
In the past week, numerous orators in the American Democratic Convention have made reference to the fact that this year marks the 45th anniversary of the “I have a dream” speech made by Martin Luther King. Meanwhile, they proceeded to nominate an African-American to be a presidential candidate for the first time in their history.
It must be noted that King’s dream is
- not a dream only for Afro-American dream;
- it was meant to be the reformulation of the American dream.
Barrack Osama’s (Correction : should be Obama) campaign is run entirely on
- an appeal towards reviving
- and reinventing this American dream,
- rather than succumbing again to Bush’s past campaign of xenophobic fear.
Back in Burma, we have Burmese dreams, Burmese Muslims’ dreams, Burmese Chinese dreams, Shan, Chin, Kachin, Kayah, Karen, Rohingya and Ethnic Minorities’ dreams. We have as many dreams as there are ethnic communities, thanks to the 60 years of race based politics. So where is the one Myanmar / Burma dream to unite and define our polyglot citizens into one proud people.
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Merdeka logo has Taiwanese inspiration
The 51st national day logo competition winner Anuar Dan has conceded that his creation was ‘inspired’ by a logo used by the Taiwanese government for its trade awards.
“It was used as a reference during my research,” said Anuar when contacted by Malaysiakini.
Yesterday, Malaysiakini was notified by a reader that Anuar’s creation bore a strong resemblance to the Taiwan Excellence Award logo – used by the Taiwanese Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) and Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) for several years already. Anuar, 48, has been an artist for 25 years and was a former officer in the National Art Gallery.
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Amongst the special Ibaadah of the month of Ramadhaan are the fasts and the Taraweeh salaah. The information below will be dedicated to the history of the number of Rakaahs of Taraweeh that have always been performed in the two holy Harams.
The Taraweeh Salaah During the Time of Rasulullah (صلى الله عليه وسلم)
Saheeh Muslim reports a hadith from Hadhrat Aaisha (رضى الله عنها) that when (during Ramadhaan) Rasulullah (صلى الله عليه وسلم) once performed the Taraweeh salaah in the Masjidun Nabawi, the Sahabah رضى الله تعالى عنهم followed him in the salaah. When Rasulullah (صلى الله عليه وسلم) again performed the salaah the following night, an even larger congregation followed him. It was then either on the third or fourth night that Rasulullah (صلى الله عليه وسلم) did not come to the Masjid for the Taraweeh salaah. Explaining his reason the following morning, Rasulullah (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said to the Sahabah رضى الله تعالى عنهم, “I noticed your fervour and did not come to the Masjid to perform the Salaah fearing that this Taraweeh salaah should become compulsory for you.” 1