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First day of Ramadan: J-Star’s buka special?

Y’day’s J-Star exclusive on cook & her Msian cuisine. PS: Cleavage “the area between woman’s breasts esp when revealed by low-cut neckline”

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http://www.thestar.com.my/Lifestyle/People/2014/06/29/Exclusive-Being-born-in-Malaysia-Im-Malaysian-no-matter-where-I-am/
http://www.thestar.com.my/Lifestyle/People/2014/06/29/Exclusive-Being-born-in-Malaysia-Im-Malaysian-no-matter-where-I-am/

 

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51 thoughts on “First day of Ramadan: J-Star’s buka special?

  1. Helen. Saya ingin bertanya – Mengikut undang-undang Malaydia, adakah sesaorang yang dilahirkan diMalaysia masih lagi bertaraf “Malaysian” jika beliau :-

    (1) telah menjadi warganegara sebuah negara lain – contohnya Australia atau United Kingdom / Great Britain?

    (2) mempunyai hak/taraf Penduduk Tetap sebuah negara lain – contohnya Australia atau United Kingdom / Great Britain?

    (3) memiliki Passport Asing?

    1. (1) Malaysia tidak membenarkan dwi-kewarganegaraan.

      (2) Ada precedent. Tan Sri Ng Yen Yen pernah memegang PR Australia tatkala beliau menyandang jawatan MCA. Jika kita menjadikan kes Ng sebagai contoh, nampaknya hak kewarganegaraan Malaysia tidak tergugat jika orang itu PR.

      (3) Tak pasti. Apakah syarat sesebuah negara asing itu mengeluarkan pasport?

      1. Tan Sri Ng Yen Yen telah mengembalikan PR Australia bila ditanya ketika perbahasan di Parlimen dulu.

        Tidak menjadi kesalahan untuk seseorang warga Malaysia untuk memiliki Taraf Peduduk Tetap di luar negara.

        Sekiranya seseorang warga Malaysia telah mempunyai passport asing, itu menunjukkan mereka telah menjadi rakyat negara tersebut. Sebenarnya ramai yang merahsiakan dwi kerakyatan mereka, dengan niat untuk kembali semula ke negara ini apabila tua nanti dan menikmati social benefits yang disediakan oleh kerajaan.

        1. India mengeluarkan paspot PIO (People of Indian Origin) kepada ahli-ahli diaspora.

          Warga Malaysia keturunan India ada yang memegang paspot ini tetapi mereka bukan warga negeri India.

          Tertakluk kepada syarat negara pengeluar paspot.

          Contohnya, P. Waytha Moorthy ketika beliau hidup dalam buangan di London dengan taraf suaka politik telah menggunakan British travel papers.

          1. ‘India mengeluarkan paspot PIO (People of Indian Origin) kepada ahli-ahli diaspora.’

            I wonder how many of us are having the privileges and angry when the rest of us, those who don’t, start calling these people ‘pedatangs’?

            ‘Contohnya, P. Waytha Moorthy ketika beliau hidup dalam buangan di London dengan taraf suaka politik telah menggunakan British travel papers.’

            He should have stayed there for good. I’m sure the British can appreciate having people like him around!

            1. re: “He should have stayed there for good. I’m sure the British can appreciate having people like him around!”

              That’s the difference between Waytha Moorthy and Hannah Yeoh. He was just a little short of 5 years in London. He’d have qualified for PR. He chose to come back unlike the hypocrite Firster who was rejected by Tasmania.

  2. ‘What’s in a name? Well, in Malaysia, it is a big issue and, as events have shown, there are no winners even if the matter has been decided by the apex court.’

    WCW tolong cakap sama Pakiam, boleh, itu Malay Gomen sudah lama tau maa, tapi itu celaka, Pakiam, mahu test the water and caused unnecessary ill will, so there you go!

    http://www.malaysia-today.net/unnecessary-ill-will/

  3. Ya Helen first day bukan special ianya boleh megurangkan pahala. To all Helen viewers selamat menjalani ibadah puasa agar sama-sama kita meningkatkan ketakwaan

  4. Your point being what, precisely?

    Are you finding fault with The Star or Ms Catherine Chin?

    Why should her dress bother you?

    Is the sight of a plunging neckline and the exposure of “cleavage” so offensive to you?

    You can see much worse on the Internet and in magazines that are available in Malaysia.

    So, what’s with the snide comments?

    I don’t remember Christians calling for the media to self-censor themselves during the season of Lent, for instance.

    1. What took you so long to report for work today ?

      Ah your boss told you off earlier and you had to digest a little bit and console yourself with the fact that you’re a bell boy ?

    2. Re. Your point being what, precisely?

      Show some respect to Ms Catherine Chin and women in general. I believe Helen would have chosen that path in this posting, but Ms Catherine Chin is not her subject of argument but the J-Star is for being conniving and manipulative Ms Catherine’s photo.

      Re. Are you finding fault with The Star or Ms Catherine Chin?

      I think the J-Star should be more sensitive towards Ms Catherine Chin, I doubt she was even aware that her cleavage is out in the open. Mind you, this is not just an average “view” of such but too obvious not to ignore it.

      In photo journalism, a picture says or paints a thousand words and this one say it all. Short of their porn star Alvivi last year with the Halal Bakuteh debacle now they are playing the same antic again, by sending a subliminal message of “Sex Sells,. Sex Sells” the ever famous mantra of marketing.

      Re. Why should her dress bother you?

      It is the conniving and manipulative nature if the J-Star wrt to the photo is the issue in contention here. On that note, why didn’t you say the same when Helen posted entry about Felixia Yeap before? She was not mild by standard wrt her opinion then.

      Re. Is the sight of a plunging neckline and the exposure of “cleavage” so offensive to you?

      It shows disrespect to women in general. I am not surprise if Ms Catherine is horrified after seeing this photo, unless she has pre-approved it, like most professional publications would normally does.

      Re. You can see much worse on the Internet and in magazines that are available in Malaysia.

      Yes. But those magazine and social media print/published photo according to their theme. Takkan lah pulak nak publish gambar budak sekolah dalam majalah FHM contohnya.

      Re. So, what’s with the snide comments?

      As a trigger point or rather point to ponder.

      The Headline is utmost important in any news, those in journalism will understand this. It will make or break the news. Though you may disagree with this, the public in general thrives on sensationalism thus the editor and writer will make it point to choose attention-grabbing headline.

      Nak baca Headline yang molek bunyinya disyorkan baca majalah-majalah berunsur dakwah.

      Re. I don’t remember Christians calling for the media to self-censor themselves during the season of Lent, for instance.

      Exactly, that is because they Christian and not Muslim. Muslim are more perceptive and sensitive wrt the Holly month of Ramadhan.

      Still I doubt the staunch Catholic and Mormon followers will approve such stun like what the J-Star did.

      1. Do note that my postings this month will be short and observing a 140-character limit, i.e. Twitter length. So all my comments, whether Olek considers them snide or not, requires to be pithy.

        I’m making it a month of rest.

      2. Ah, yes – so you are denying Ms Chin the right to dress as she pleases?

        Bearing in mind that she’s living in the UK where the cultural norms and practices are different from, shall we say, Malaysia.

        Or, perhaps what is perfectly acceptable in a “secular” country is the object of snide derision in a country with an “official” religion?

        And, incidentally, it’s “Holy”, not ” Holly”!

        “Holly” is associated with Christmas, dude. Not an association you’d welcome when you posted about the “Holly month…..”!

        Talk about a Freudian slip……

        1. Re. Ah, yes – so you are denying Ms Chin the right to dress as she pleases?

          Show me which part in my comment that said that?

          Re. Bearing in mind that she’s living in the UK where the cultural norms and practices are different from, shall we say, Malaysia.

          Rightly so, but that doesn’t give J-Star the right to manipulate her via the published photo.

          Re. Or, perhaps what is perfectly acceptable in a “secular” country is the object of snide derision in a country with an “official” religion?

          Isn’t that always the case? Where have you been living all this while. For instance, prostitution through out the world is associated with negative connotation and act, but in Hinduism “Devadasi” aka Prostitution of God is considered holy act. Read here:

          India’s ‘prostitutes of God’

          An ancient tradition which sees girls dedicated to a lifetime of ‘religious prostitution’ has become a big business on the streets of southern India. Sarah Harris, who spent two years uncovering the practice, explains what it means to be a devadasi in the twenty-first century.

          http://www.telegraph.co.uk/expat/expatlife/8008562/Indias-prostitutes-of-God.html

          Re. “Holly” is associated with Christmas, dude. Not an association you’d welcome when you posted about the “Holly month…..”!

          “Muslims around the world anticipate the arrival of the holiest month of the year. During Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, Muslims from all continents unite in a period of fasting and spiritual reflection.”

          http://islam.about.com/od/ramadan/tp/ramadan-hub.htm

          Holy

          : connected to a god or a religion

          : religious and morally good

          http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/holy

          Please give me one definite definition that says “Holy” is associated with Christianity?

          Re. Talk about a Freudian slip

          Do you actually understand what Freudian slip is?

          P.S

          Please do some research before you want to comment next time.

          BTW may I ask why does the Indian like to use the term “Dude” and adopt moniker that is European/Western centric e.g. Gladiator, Dandy, Conrad and yours included ? Is it too defaming to admit that you are an Indian. I have commented about this in the past and things have improved since then, but I still can smell curry from the tone of lingo every now and then.

  5. Aiyoooooo!!! I lost 90% of my puasa today just by clicking this article!. *&#@#&*%#33%#4&/cleavage#&#*¥¥¢@%&#&%&

    1. Tertenguk tak apa. Tapi kalau sengaja pergi tenung lama-lama itu yang hilang semua pahala puasa bukan setakat 90%.

  6. This definitely will give problems to people like Tembam n family should they decide to apply citizenship say to Russia. Kalo application forms require her to state race noted as being “Malaysian” as she so desperately fight for….. Probably she’d safe all the unnecessary hastle.

    If she put it as “Chinese” dah mereka nak investigate deeper, Chinese from mainland and so on.. So too for her hubby and kids, Indian.. Some immigations do scrutinize arrivals of certain races to detect fake immigrant entries/visa scams etc.

    Her fight to do away with race and UBAH to “Malaysian” must be for personal convenience kut..

    1. re: “Her fight to do away with race and UBAH to “Malaysian” must be for personal convenience kut”

      Her fight to do away with race – “no Malays, no Indians too and zero Chinese, all Malaysians” is destroying the diversity in our society.

      1. Gosh, what kind of people have we become, we have for the longest time subsidize de-integration via having vernacular schools around.

        And now we are at it again, by subsidizing people like HY, a reject from down under, trying her hand at breaking the country apart!

        Only in Ma Lay Sei Lei Ahh!!!

  7. More cleavages, the betterer. I wouldn’t click the video if there’s no cleavage flaunted, sorry, boys will always be boys, lol! Most of the time, the printed Star newspaper tends to pixelate pictures of ladies with plunging neckline.

    1. That particular picture frame of Catherine Chin was obviously selected with utmost deliberation. She can’t have been leaning forward like that throughout her Skype interview.

      And the reporter Jeremy Kugan is wearing the most ham sap look on his face … wakakaka.

      1. “… Jeremy Kugan is wearing the most ham sap look on his face ..”

        Did he salivate??!! Hahaha.

          1. You now had me ROTFL. Jerome Kugan can reply to your comment up there if he wants to offer some clarifications about his look on his face, lol.

          2. Well, Helen – instead of posting snide comments, why don’t you do the decent thing and contact Ms Chin for her views?

            Isn’t that what experienced journalists and reporters are supposed to do?

            If she has no objection to the photo, then end of story.

            Unless, of course, your aim is to obfuscate and titillate – in which case Ms Chin is merely an unwitting pawn in whatever game you are playing.

            1. I wrote a grand total of 9 words in reference to the paper’s exclusive on her, and a further 11 words copypasting the dictionary definition of “cleavage”.

              You, on the hand, have submitted three comments adding up to 238 words (the length of a Std Six essay). It’s obvious that you’re the one who is cacing kepanasan over the topic. If it bothers you so much, why don’t you do the decent thing and contact Ms Chin for her views — which I’m willing to put up as a posting proper here should you deliver.

              Whether she has any objection to the photo, that’s your beef not mine. I’m exercising my freedom of expression to comment on The J-Star‘s editorial bent.

              1. Re. You, on the hand, have submitted three comments adding up to 238 words (the length of a Std Six essay).

                No contest on this side Madam.

                Holly is associated with Christmas. Holly and Holy if misused or misspelled is considered Freudian slip.

                Let’s teach each other a lesson or two here, in English there is a term call “homophone” which refers to “each of two or more words having the same pronunciation but different meanings, origins, or spelling”. Very often then not, untrained writers and professional writers for that matter sometimes overlook this mistake. That is why proofreader and editor required, and in the US in particular it is a flourishing business for some especially in college towns.

                My English Professor used to say this to us, “a slip of a tongue is not a fault of a mind, but people who remark it is very very unkind”.

                Re. that’s your beef not mine

                Can I use pun intended wrt “beef” in this case?

            2. Re. Isn’t that what experienced journalists and reporters are supposed to do?

              This is an opinion or review column if you may in a blog form, investigative reporting is not necessary here.

              Re. If she has no objection to the photo, then end of story.

              End of story to who?

              Re. Unless, of course, your aim is to obfuscate and titillate – in which case Ms Chin is merely an unwitting pawn in whatever game you are playing.

              And you are here as Ms Chin Knight and Shining Amour?

              Don’t we all love this song from Chris Isaak?

              Wicked Game (lyrics) [YouTube]

  8. elok jangan beli dan baca the star sepanjang bulan puasa, banyakan amal ibadah di masjid.

    hidup tanpa baca the star sebenarnya tidak membuatkan anda merana hidup di dunia dan diakhirat.

    1. Will you guys help pantau The J-Star advertisements that exploit bulan puasa, such as Ramadan sales and hotel/restaurant promotions for Ramadan Buffet, etc?

      The EvangeliSTAR
      is making a lot of profits through commercializing the ibadah of the Muslims. If this goes on, Ramadan will soon be like the Christmas season of consumerism where the spirituality of the occasion is lost.

      There is nothing the evangelistas won’t exploit for profit or cheap publicity, including how the DAP politicians are cornering the market on hashtags #sahur and #buka puasa.

      1. BTW Helen, the thing I’ve posted about Jerome Kugan is a fact. Your exchanges with LE does not do justice to the man. Seriously, I don’t think he mind anyways.

        What, you think I simply tuduh meh?

        1. re: “Seriously, I don’t think he mind anyways. What, you think I simply tuduh meh?”

          I would prefer that you don’t tuduh him (whether you think he minds or not).

          1. Tuduh is when something is not true, just like you did. Ask around la Helen, I’m sure the fraternity tahu about him. I’m actually surprised that you don’t!

            I ‘know’ the guy since he was writing sajak la.

            1. re: “just like you did”

              What did I tuduh? Pls spell out.

              re: “Ask around la Helen, I’m sure the fraternity tahu about him. I’m actually surprised that you don’t! I ‘know’ the guy since he was writing sajak la.”

              Whatever you think you may know about him still doesn’t make it that I will allow my blog to be used as a platform for you to publish personal tuduhan against him.

              1. ‘He looks like a man about to sink his teeth into a delightful meal.’

                I say it again, ‘that’ is not his cup of tea.

                1. That’s my opinion lah.

                  I might see you sitting in a 5-star hotel awaiting your Ramadan buffet and comment, “islam1st looks like a man who’s ready to eat a horse” (meaning I believe that you look hungry after a whole day berpuasa).

                  It’s my opinion of how you look. My opinion is not taken as a doctor’s diagnosis that your stomach is up to a meal as big as a horse.

                  1. Yet when I states the mere fact, I was hurling tuduhan? Sure you get the ‘tuduhan’ meaning correct?

                    I was merely correcting you guys. No malice intended. The guy fights for LGBT la Helen. He is a liberal. Unlike some whom loves to claim so.

                    1. Marina Mahathir fights for LGBT too. She is a liberal. I don’t hear you going around saying that you ‘know’ things about her.

                    2. ‘I don’t hear you going around saying that you ‘know’ things about her.’

                      What do you need to know?

                      You see, when I don’t I simply senyap la, and when I do, I would. I don’t know what/whose integrity you are trying to be seen to protect, but I please don’t shoot the messenger like most would.

                      A liberal like you is non-judgmental and non-partisan, aren’t you?

                    3. re: “I don’t know what/whose integrity you are trying to be seen to protect”

                      There are limits to freedom of expression. What you wanted to say about Jerome Kugan is not something that I feel is necessary to be aired in my blog.

                      This is called “restraint”.

                      If there is no restraint, then people will simply go around everywhere saying anything they like and the sad thing is that some admin/moderator allows it. That’s what the Red Beanies do and that’s what Malaysiakini permits and that’s how and why we saw the 1,500 comments free-for-all at Alifah Ting Abdullah.

                      When this tendency to let go of self-restraint is allowed to take root, then the end product is those Anon comments against Najib Razak in Malaysiakini for which as a last resort the PM had to sue.

                      ‘People’ (Ridhuan Tee, Zul Nordin, Isma, Perkasa and others) are warning that May 13 might repeat itself when Malays mengamok. Part of the trigger is the present No Holds Barred climate where people nowadays feel free to simply let fly whatever they want to say about other people – this tendency was previously curbed by the ISA.

                    4. ‘This is called “restraint”.’

                      ‘sembah batu kaler hitam best…’ – popos | June 29, 2014 at 4:46 pm

                      Where’s your restrained when we need one?

                      ‘There are limits to freedom of expression.’

                      Is there, obviously the above statement does not prove to be so, for the sake of May 13 or otherwise?

                      Perhaps you are not the liberal you’d like other people to think that you are! Perhaps this is it. I’m pointing the obvious about J.Kugan, since you are talking about his [***], but you seems to think that I pick on him simply because he is not Marina Mahathir, whatever that means?!

                      Take a break Helen. Have a Kit Kat if you must!

                    5. re: “Is there, obviously the above statement does not prove to be so, for the sake of May 13 or otherwise?”

                      (1) So you’re saying that nobody’s allowed to mention anything/something related to “batu hitam” and (2) the mention of this word in the religion context can be the catalyst to May 13?

                      re: “I’m pointing the obvious about J.Kugan, since you are talking about his [***], but you seems to think that I pick on him simply because he is not Marina Mahathir, whatever that means?!

                      To be precise, I talked about the “ham sap look” on his face (my opinion), and how in the photo, he looked like he was about to have a delightful meal.

                      And no, I never implied that you picked on him because he’s not a VIP. I brought up MM’s name because you said Jerome fights for LGBTs and is a liberal. I responded ditto MM on both counts but people leave it at that don’t delve into MM’s personal life.

                      re: “Take a break Helen. Have a Kit Kat if you must!”

                      You can go take a bite of chocolate (as long as it’s not Cadbury) later this evening to help you unwind as obviously you’re rather uptight.

      2. Heh, heh – let’s ban all the elaborate “Buka Puasa” buffets in KL’s 5-star hotels!

        Along with all the air kissing, schmoozing and business dealings that go along with these gargantuan mealfests!

        1. Oh come on. Don’t make straw man arguments.

          I’m talking about The J-Star‘s obscene profits capitalizing on a Muslim ibadah.

          Why don’t the hotels advertise in Utusan which is a defender of the interests of Islam (or Berita Harian, or Sinar Harian, or Harian Metro, etc) rather than in a paper that is a Nest of Evangelistas?

          1. the utusan, berita harian, sinar harian and metro readership consists of ordinary malays whereas the star readership consists of liberal, western oriented wannabe malay that unfortunately have money in hand to spend. that’s why hotels love to advertise in jstar.

            these liberal malay treats buka puasa event as a food fest, not a sacred event during this holy month. in fact, they know nothing about the meaning of fasting except refraining from eating and drinking.

            And this influence the non muslim to indulge in this event. Makan2 what, of course a very enjoyable event. In the end the winner are hotel operators, restaurant/café owners and pasar Ramadan hawkers. it is sad to think that the spirit of Ramadan is to avoid wastage and gluttony, but instead, it has been glorified the other way round. thank you not, jstar!

            1. re: “And this influence the non muslim to indulge in this event.”

              Nowadays the Cina DAP mengada-ngada terlebih dah.

              First they don’t puasa but for political mileage, the DAP politician will host buka puasa which is attended by the party’s Chinese supporters (free makan) and not by the Muslims — see photo below.

              Then they make a public spectacle by tweeting daily what they ate for #sahur, how they fasted and what food they intend to have for buka puasa later. e.g. Ong Kian Ming & a couple of his fellow evangelista YBs … kononnya Christians “building bridges” with the other faith communities

              Following which being the pushy Chinese that they are, these Dapsters start to patrol Twitterjaya and telling off Malays who post pictures of food – saying that they can’t do this (i.e. Instagram food pix) because this is being insensitive to Muslims who are fasting to get a glimpse of food during the day

              Imagine! Dapsters nak tunjuk ajar orang Melayu ajar jangan bertingkahlaku kurang sensitif during bulan Ramadan. Padahal si Dapster ni tak pernah berpuasa pun dan jauh sekali mengamalkan rukun Islam.

              But suddenly these Christian Cinabengs and Cina Moi’s arrogate themselves the Sensitivity Police in Twitterverse.

              I know that we should be more sabar this month but their hypocrisy is really snapping my patience. See, https://helenang.wordpress.com/2014/07/02/hypocrites-now-becoming-ramadan-enforcers-nak-tunjuk-diri-dapster-gitu-sensitif-prihatin/

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              1. Correction:

                The photo above is the DAP Raya open house and not a buka puasa.

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