Monday, December 03, 2012

Non-Member state

Hari tu diumumkan palestine sebagai non-member state utk UN... tp org-org tak paham (kat fb) tetiba cakap, Palestine dah diiktiraf sebagai satu negara... not yet!

so apa tu non-member state. So far under UN ada 2 je non-member state 1. Vatican City (or depa panggil Holy See) dan 2. Palestine. Non-member ni boleh join semua aktiviti UN dan boleh jugak mendakwa Israel through ICC (International Criminal Court) cumanya sebagai non-member state, Palestine tak blh vote. Sebelum ni PLO diiktiraf sebagai observer je kat dlm UN.

So sapa yg pernah jd non-member state then jadi member state... here is the list from Wikipedia:
StateGrantedBecame full memberTime difference
Austria1952195570003000000000000003 years
Bangladesh1973197470001000000000000001 year
Democratic People's Republic of Korea19731991700118000000000000018 years
Democratic Republic of Viet Nam19751976*7000300100000000000 3 years
Federal Republic of Germany19521973700121000000000000021 years
Finland1952195570003000000000000003 years
German Democratic Republic1972197370001000000000000001 year
Italy1952195570003000000000000003 years
Japan1952195670004000000000000004 years
Kuwait1962196370001000000000000001 year
Monaco19561993700137000000000000037 years
Republic of Korea19491991700142000000000000042 years
Republic of Viet Nam19521976*7001240000000000000 — (observer for 24 years)
Spain1955195550000000000000000000 years
Switzerland19462002700156000000000000056 years
Vietnam1976*19777000300190000000000 3 years

Banyak jugak... and aku tak sangka plak switzerland baru 2002 jadi member of UN. Sblm tu dia jd apa??? hmm...

So mungkinkah palestine satu hari nanti jd member of UN??? and ada ke negara yg tak jd member of UN lagi sampai sekarang???

menurut En Wikipedia... ada lagi so called places yg masih tak diiktiraf sebagai negara... mostly sbb ada negara lain claim itu negara dia. One very close to us - Taiwan, yg diperakui oleh China sbg tanah dia.
Republic of Somaliland (independent since 1991) - claimed under Somalia
Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (1992) - claimed by Azerbaijan
Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic or Transnistria (1990) - part of Moldova
Republic of Abkhazia (1999) - claimed by Georgia
Republic of Kosovo (2008) - claimed by Serbia

so ada lagi lah negara yg dah declared independent tp belum jd UN member... mainly due to ada negara yg claimed dia part of their own country and x iktiraf independency. not only the above, ada a few lagi... sila cari di wikipedia.

Last week, dgr citer ada Catalunya (currently part of Spain) pun nak declare independent out of Spain. Satu daerah di Spain sebesar 32 ribu km persegi (kecik skit dr Pahang). Kat Catalunya ni lah ada Barcelona... dan team barcelona tu... n kalau independent, probably Barcelona tak main kat Spain dah, ntah2 masuk ke liga france - sama mcm monaco. anyway, benda ni tak decide lagi... so akan ada lah non UN member state yg baru.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Demonstrasi??? pergi jalan...

Kebetulan office aku ni dekat sgt dgn kedutaan US. Jadinya, bila ada isu dunia je, ramai je lah org nak demo kat depan US embassy. Selalunya demo lepas solat jumaat... korang yg berdemo ni tak keje ke?

anyway, bab isu palestin - gaza pun sibuk nak demo... dulu demo pasal video kutuk islam. Aku x de lah nak menegah berdemo... go ahead and do... tp apa matlamat korang???

for me, pasal isu palestin - gaza ni, drp korang sibuk demo dpn US embassy, apa kata korang g berdemo depan Saudi embassy or UAE embassy or even Qatar embassy... Jordan n Syria embassy pun apa salahnya... sebenarnya our big brother yg sepatutnya tolong kita... tak lah nak marah our enemy yg seterang2 nya takkan membantu dan ada polisi depa sendiri... buat penat korang je demo...

if you guys do have contact with rakan2 pendemo overseas... apa kata if ada je lagi benda berkaitan islam, g demo kat embassy negara2 islam especially negara pengerusi OIC or liga arab... then ask them to react and see whether jadi apa2... if your own big brother pun diam kematu... so apa korang nak buat... kes rohingya pun mengadu kat US... US tu ketua negara Islam yg membantu umat Islam ke???

tp org2 demo yg menentang kezaliman ni pun berpatisan... kes Syria takde plak depa nak demo depan US embassy (or mana2 embassy). Kenapa? bukan ke itu lagi ramai org mati dan dah berterusan bertahun2.... kes kemarau kat negara islam Somalia... ada korang kutip derma n direct membantu??? ke projek2 mcm ni tak glamer???

Monday, November 19, 2012

Gaza is back on the headlines...

Perang kembali semula ke Gaza... aku dah jauh dr Gaza tp hati sgt sayu bila dgr berita pasal perang ni. I've written many entries pasal attack on Gaza in 2009 dulu. I've not much info pasal current attack. If you still interested nak baca my entry dulu, you can read the followings:

 - apa kita boleh bantu???
 - Blockade (now dah tak blockade, sbb new President kat Mesir dah buka border)
 - No way for Ceasefire???
 - Just protest? and that's all?
 - Escape route (ni pun probably tak perlu, if Rafah border open)

Utk attack yg terbaru ni, yg dah masuk hari ke 6, masih aku tak pasti apa punca nya. I mean sapa start dulu.. but this is always a chicken and egg questions. Maybe la Israel cakap rocket hamas, tp Hamas akan claim the blockade all year round, mcm mana nak hidup. anyway, for now takde lagi ground forces masuk ke Gaza, but they are ready to do so.

For now... attacks from sky yg byk... drones dah takde selindung2 dah... always memerhatikan je penduduk Gaza... Mcm duduk dlm penjara depa ni... :-( the borders are mostly closed... Laut dah ada kapal2 tentera yg bomb sempadan... dr atas drones and jet pejuang bila2 blh serang... and what is your defence? nothing... and this attack is claimed to defend Israel??? sapa defend sapa attack ni? aku pun dah jadi confuse..

This is one of the latest report by Aljazeera... apparently, the correspondent tweeted after the report yg bombing tu happened 400meters from Aljazeera office... very close by...

 

For now... aku nak baca lagi kat blog-blog yg report pasal gaza yg aku jumpa dulu... tgk2 kalau depa ada update....

and one more thing... for news channel kat malaysia, tolong lah bila korang buat script news tu, jgn lah refer tentera israel tu as IDF singkatan kepada Israel Defence Force as they are not defending, but they are attacking. Cakap je Tentera XXXX Israel (you can change the XXXX to Jahanam, Celaka, etc...)

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Remanded... but released...

Lepas balik raya haji hari tu, jiran aku yg kena rompak seminggu sebelum aku kena rompak bg tau yg perompak tu dah kena tangkap by the guard. Dia dpt tahu dr cousin dia yg bersembang dgn jiran cousin dia who is mamat kamarul yg analysis jenayah yg selalu keluar kat tv... ha... panjang connection. I was a bit surprised la sbb polis or management office tak call. my fren bg tau, depa jumpa brg... n thats all. aku dpt info ni pun dah malam... so i've decided esok to check with the management.

So, pepagi rabu tu, keesokan harinya, aku call lah sarjan yg aku buat report. dia tak angkat. then aku call management... and depa confirm suspek dah ditangkap. katanya ada small items dah dijumpai. katanya brg perhiasan accessories macam cincin, gelang etc. and since we lost the items, aku cakap lah aku nak tgk. so management office pun suruh aku dtg at noon untuk tgk barang.

we went to the management office first sbb nak tahu cerita. according to the management, guard sorang ni yg jd spy. on 23 Oct, 3 days before raya haji. they found out salah satu rumah jiran suspek (satu floor ada 4 rumah), grill dia dah cuba dipatahkan. but nothing happened lagi. so on 25 sept (hari khamis), masa hujan lebat, guard yg hero ni rasa tak sedap hati and pergi tgk rumah jiran yg grill patah hari tu. mmg ye, berlaku kecurian sbb dia nampak tv milik rumah tu, yg owner dia br keluar dr apt nak menuju ke bangkok, ada kat luar rumah - antara pintu kayu dan grill. so, guard yg hero turun ke ground floor and call management utk periksa sama2... but in 10 minutes tindakan tu, sbb hujan management lambat sampai. bila depa g tgk rumah tu, tv tu dah takde kat tempat guard tu nampak tadi. so, they've decided to call polis. Polis dtg n claimed tangkapan tidak boleh dibuat sbb takde apa bukti, and bukan polis yg nampak kecurian. so, no tangkapan.

guard ni tak puas hati. in fact, bila mamat tu keluar dr kawasan apt dia siap periksa boot kereta nak make sure takde tv. mmg takde tv. (part ni aku tak sure chronology dia mcm mana) tp ptg or early malam tu, guard tu spy mamat tu g buang sampah. tp mmg nampak gaya sampah tu ada sesuatu tak kena. cara dia buang sungguh mencurigakan. so, guard ni pergi lah ke tong sampah and ambik sampah tu... then bila buka.. there you go, dia jumpa accessories tu... (bila kitaorg dtg cam last week on wednesday 31 Oct mmg my wife punya) setelah jumpa brg tu, guard n management called the police again, and akhirnya tangkapan dibuat berdasarkan bukti tu. (tp kitaorg tak cam barang lagi and we didn't know abt it pun, on 25th tu, kitaorg happily je balik kg for raya, even kitaorg ada nampak mcm kecoh2 gak... ada kereta polis etc. tp tak ambik pot).

so that's la the cerita... tangkapan reman berlaku on 25th, luckily sehari sblm semua org bercuti. then, on 31st br kitaorg tahu yg kitaorg patut cam barang. once we've seen the picture, kitaorg pun g la jumpa sarjan and tgk sendiri brg tu... and buat report yg itu mmg brg kitaorg. polis cakap, based on our confirmation, brg2 seperti glove n credit card rosak yg dipercayai digunakan utk buka pintu, dan keterangan guard, dia akan bawak kes ke timbalan pendakwa raya utk tpr membawak kes - samada akan dituduh or not. polis kata mamat tu blh kena tahan reman for 7 days je, kalau tak dituduh, dia akan dilepaskan.

masa jumpa polis dan guard tu... byk lah citer yg disambung2 pasal kes mencuri ni... semua jiran dia dah dia curi... ada lebih 10 rumah lain dia masuk. and mamat ni bukan nya org miskin or penyangak or penagih dadah kronik. dia hanyalah seorang software engineer... yes engineer... and the wife, yes he's married, is an account manager. and they have maid, ye... maid diperlukan utk jaga 2 org anak dia... yes, a full complete set 1 family yg mampu ada 2 kereta!!! so not so poor yg sampai kena mencuri... mental kot???

on Thursday afternoon, aku dpt sms dr sarjan...
Kertas siasatan telah dirujuk kepada Tpr, arahan nya tak cukup keterangan utk tuduh suspek. J****** akan dibebaskan pada 2/11. Harap maklum


there you go... jumaat lepas dia dah dibebaskan. we have evidence tp tak cukup kuat. kitaorg takde saksi nak buat pertuduhan. polis nak tangkap org mcm ni red handed. or kalau brg curi ada kat rumah depa... masalah nya brg curi tu mainly personal items, polis pun tak blh nak confirm whether betul ke semua benda di periksa. my wife handbag can be claimed as his wife handbag pun... so... we are living with perompak kat satu kawasan... and polis tak blh nak buat apa2... harap2 perompak tu sedar yg dia diperhatikan dan tak buat lagi... hope for the best.
 

Friday, October 19, 2012

We lost all the pictures, but memories remain

Masa aku kat Doha ari tu, rumah jiran aku who is my ex-schoolmate kat blok sebelah blok aku kena masuk pencuri. Kesian dia, byk gak benda2 hilang. I was worried then, ye lah, wifey dok sorang kat umah. If pencuri masuk during daytime masa org takde, ok lagi... what if dia masuk masa wifey ada sorang2 kat umah...

lps tu... aku plak kena extend kat doha.. lg la kesian kat wifey...

then aku sampai m'sia ari rabu... off on that day... khamis dah start keje balik... n since kejadian kat umah kawan aku tu... aku plan hari sabtu tu nak letak alarm kat umah lah...  but, we can plan je... tetiba nak jadi hal, hari jumaat masa office hour, rumah aku kena masuk pencuri... byk gak barang hilang... :-(

Depa curi benda ni...
1. Laptop lama compaq - still blh guna, tp slow, aku guna utk download movies.
2. Netbook Dell color hijau - pun dah lama, masih blh guna utk skype
3. Samsung tab 10.1 - our 1st wedding annivesary gift
4. My DSLR camera with the std lense, wide lense dgn satu lagi lense... siap curi charger skali
5. a whole drawer full of my wife's accessories - mostly plastic lah.. tp ada gak few yg valuable
6. one of my wife handbag - it was her birthday gift yg aku bg tahun lepas
7. a bag of perfume - ada 5 to be exact. masa aku balik dr doha aku beli lah perfume for myself and wifey plus 3 lagi perfume utk adik2 aku n dia... cost me QR1082 perfume tu... still all dlm box and dlm plastic qatar airport lagi...
8. ada 2 lagi handbag my wife - a big picnic bag... kitaorg rasa dia guna beg tu utk letak barang2 curian
9. 2 external harddrives... ni yg paling sedih... although mostly movie yg didownload masa kat doha, but dlm harddrives ni jugak all our holiday pictures plus wedding video.. :-( aku back up semua gambar2 kitaorg at 2 places - the old laptop and the harddrives... now both dah kena curi

yup... yg paling aku rasa ralat was the harddrives lah... tp apa nak buat, dah tak de rezeki. aku dah beli dah coupon groupon utk buat photoalbum, tp tak jugak buat... dah rugi.. now what's left, gambar abaya2 je...

then we make police report, around 10 - 11 pm mcm tu, polis dtg lah cek umah... dia kata modus operandi sama mcm umah kawan aku. try lah tgk kesan cap jari, dia kata org tu maybe pakai gloves... ada kesan cap jari lain, dia kata maybe ours... hmm... we'll see la what's gonna happen later. anyway, both of us bersyukur, we are all ok je... takde jugak fobia or etc...

then on saturday n sunday that week, sibuk lah betulkan grill n taruh kunci baru... at least now we feel safer... but thinking of pasang alarm... but contemplating kalau2 alarm tu buat bising satu apartment, especially if it alarmed by mistake. dunno lah.. should taruh or not... or should taruh cctv ke?