Life story of Model Manohara, who met Prince Charming but Fairytale ‘Shrek’ to nightmare

Life story of Model Manohara, who met Prince Charming but Fairytale ‘Shrek’ to nightmare

Manohara – up close and personal

manohara magazine shootmanohara harpers magazineSitting in a room at a hotel in South Jakarta is a 17-year-old girl who has travelled the world, married a prince and run away, and whose face is now famous across Indonesia.

Her story is so extraordinary that it is hard to believe. Her fairytale-to-nightmare claims of a whirlwind marriage, kidnapping, abuse and escape have gripped the Indonesian public, overshadowing the Ambalat row with Malaysia and upstaging the July 8 presidential election.

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1. Ancient China considered itself the centre of the world and called itself the Middle Kingdom. And well it should. It was far more advanced in every way than Europe of the Dark Ages. Maybe China is thinking of making a comeback.

2. But we already have a new Middle Kingdom now. During Lee Kuan Yew’s triumphant visit to Malaysia he made it known to the Malaysian supplicants that Singapore regards the lands within 6000 miles radius of Singapore as its hinterland. This includes Beijing and Tokyo and of course Malaysia.

3. Of course this self-deluding perception places Singapore at the centre of a vast region. It is therefore the latter day Middle Kingdom. The rest are peripheral and are there to serve the interest of this somewhat tiny Middle Kingdom.


4. Kuan Yew also explained that the fear Singapore Chinese would control Iskandar whatever is not justified. Malays can also work there. It is good to know that Malays can also work in their own country. I wonder as what? Maybe someone should make a study of the Malays of Singapore just to know what it is like to be a Malay minority in their own country.

5. As for the 3 sen per 1000 gallons of raw water supplied to Singapore Lee says it was absurd for the former Prime Minister of hinterland Malaysia to ask to increase it to RM8 per 1000 gallons. I don’t know where he got this. Some Malaysian officers did suggest this figure but we were ready to bargain and maybe settle for RM3. And why not? Johore sells raw water to Melaka for 30 sen, 1000% higher than to Singapore. And Melaka is, I believe, a part of Malaysia! Some Malaysians may see the irony of this.

6. The great 5th Prime Minister has decided that since the people of Johore did not want to sell sand to Singapore, Malaysia would not build any bridge, straight or crooked, or negotiate and settle the other issues like the Central Provident Fund, the Railway land. Maybe the 5th Prime Minister thinks he is punishing Singapore. Actually he is giving Singapore what its wants including the 3 sen per 1000 gallons water until 2061. Think of how many grains of nasi lemak we can buy with 3 sen in 2061. Imagine what 1000 gallons will earn for Singapore at that time. Can’t think of a more astute PM for Malaysia.

7. All those who met the great man from the little country were lectured on how Malaysia should be run. We should not have anymore problems now. We have been told the direction to take. MCA must help UMNO to win because Singapore does not want an Islamic Party like PAS to win. We must ensure this. Sorry PAS. Working with the DAP, the offspring of PAP has not endeared you to Mr Lee.

8. I have a lot more to say about this little Emperor but I will reserve it for later.

Source: Tun Dr. M’s Che

If Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew complaint on the resurgence of Islam, let me tell the worries of rising Chinese influence everywhere

If Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew complaint

on the resurgence of Islam,

let me tell the worries of

rising Chinese  influence everywhere

Comment: Mr Lee, with due respect, you are wrong about the worries about Islam Renaissance here. Actually just look at your country’s history,  how an island of Malay was invaded, overpowered or took over by Chinese. Nowadays there are Chinese everywhere around the world. Please do not just say that I am an anti-Chinese. I only wish that all the Chinese would remain friendly to us, especially Muslims.

Sorry that you had given up swimming at the hotel pool in Kelantan, Malaysia, when you saw some women clad in black. May be you were worried about your security rather than scaring the covered Muslim women. But our family had given up our yearly holidays during Hari Rayas (Eids) because of kaisu (selfish) Singaporean Chinese at most of the hotel resorts in Malaysia. They used to occupy the swimming pools and the worst part is the buffet dinners were grabbed and even the gravy were scrapped by the Singaporean Chinese and nothing left for the polite, shy to fight Malays, Burmese and others. And you Singaporean Chinese clogged all the roads of the resorts with traffic jams.

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Internet usage stolen the Family time of Americans

Internet usage stolen the Family time of Americans

NEW YORK (AP): Whether it’s around the dinner table or just in front of the TV, U.S. families say they are spending less time together.

The decline in family time coincides with a rise in Internet use and the popularity of social networks, though a new study stopped just short of assigning blame.

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Seven killed during Iran protest

7 killed as anti-Ahmadinejad protests turn deadly

iranian ayatollahiranian presidential candidate Mir Hossein MousaviSeven people have been killed after a massive opposition rally in the heart of Tehran against the re-election of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad turned violent, state radio has said.

Tyres, dustbins and motorbikes were set ablaze by protestors as hundreds of thousands of Iranians took to the streets in a public outpouring of anger reminiscent of the days of the Islamic revolution in 1979.

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AP:Myanmar asylum seekers find safe haven in Palau


Roman Catholic priest Rusk Saburo, center, speaks as Myanmar Buddhist monks Agga Na Na, left, and Pyinna Nanda listen during a meeting with The Associated Press in Koror, Palau, Sunday, June 14, 2009. A group of 11 asylum seekers fled their homes in Myanmar to Malaysia to the Philippines and finally found peace in Palau, a tiny Pacific nation that has mobilized to protect them. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)

KOROR, Palau (AP) — The newcomers on this tiny Pacific nation are young and in limbo, scared that they’ll be arrested if they’re sent back to their native land. Most speak no English, but they say they’re astounded by the generosity of Palau and its people.

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