Bruno Mars - Grenade & Just The Way You Are



Easy come, easy go
That's just how you live, oh
Take, take, take it all,
But you never give
Should of known you was trouble from the first kiss, Had your eyes wide open -
Why were they open?
Gave you all I had
And you tossed it in the trash
You tossed it in the trash, you did
To give me all your love is all I ever asked, Cause what you don't understand is
I’d catch a grenade for ya (yeah, yeah, yeah)
Throw my hand on a blade for ya (yeah, yeah, yeah)
I’d jump in front of a train for ya (yeah, yeah , yeah)
You know I'd do anything for ya (yeah, yeah, yeah) Oh, oh
I would go through all this pain, Take a bullet straight through my brain,
Yes, I would die for ya baby ; But you won't do the same

Famous Diamonds

Among the most well known diamonds is the Hope. This 45.52 carat steel blue diamond is currently on display at the Smithsonian’s Museum of Natural History and is almost a compulsory stop on the family visit to Washington D.C. The legends of the ill-fortune and curse bestowed on the possessor of the Hope Diamond are many. This diamond was donated to the Smithsonian in 1958. The Hope was originally a rather flat, blocky 110-carat rough.

Facing The Depression Head On

Always feeling under the weather? Always not in the mood to be around others and have a good time? If you are suffering from prolonged sadness for quite some time now, you should face these bouts of depression and get yourself diagnosed by a psychiatrist, they are doctors who can actually help you out with your problem.

What was the great depression?

Depression or prolonged sadness is actually quite common in the world population these day, however, not all of them get to be treated, thus, depression and its ill-effects continue to be a burden to some individuals. This illness may seem quite simple to treat but in reality, it takes more than a little cheering up actually to cure depression. Constant visits to a cognitive behavior therapist is a must as well as taking all the prescribed medicines that the doctor will ask the patient to take – none of these exactly come cheap, but the amount of suffering that a person is going through because of depression is enough reason already for others to start taking notice and face depression head on. 

Malaysia's Rulers - Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong

In accordance with the Malaysian Constitution, the power to elect and appoint the Yang di-Pertuan Agong is vested with the Conference of Rulers. In the federation system of government (as practiced in Malaysia) where a number of state Rulers are involved, a council known as the Conference of Rulers, was instituted under Article 38 of the Federal Constitution to serve as a forum for the Rulers and Governors (Yang Dipertua Negeri) to meet and deliberate. On certain matters the Federal Constitution provides that the government seek advice from the Conference of Rulers.

The monarchy is seen as a symbol of power, authority, and government. It is an embodiment of strength, protection and justice for the people and personifies their love and loyalty towards the country. In countries, which practice parliamentary democracy and constitutional monarchy, the power of the people is conveyed through Parliament which in turn delegates its executive power to the Cabinet. In Malaysia, whatever action is taken by an authority is executed in the name of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong who acts on the advice of the Government.

The XV Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong
Sultan Muhammad V
Tuanku Muhammad Faris Petra ibni Sultan Ismail Petra
The Sultan of Kelantan
(13 Dec. 2016 - Now)

The XIV Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong
Al-Marhum Sultan Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah Ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Badlishah
The Sultan of Kedah
(13 Dec. 2011 - 12 Dec. 2016)
appointed as The Yang di-Pertuan Agong for the second time.

The XIII Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong
Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Sultan Mahmud Al-Muktafi Billah Shah
The Sultan of Terengganu
(13 Dec. 2006 - 12 Dec. 2011)

The XII Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong
Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Tuanku Syed Putra Jamalullail
The Raja of Perlis
(13 Dec. 2001 - 13 Dec. 2006)

The XI Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong
Al-Marhum Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Sultan Hishamuddin Alam Shah Alhaj
The Sultan of Selangor
(26 Apr. 1999 - 21 Nov. 2001)

The X Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong
Al-Marhum Tuanku Jaafar Tuanku Abdul Rahman
The Yang di-Pertuan Besar Negeri Sembilan
(26 Apr. 1994 - 25 Apr. 1999)

The IX Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong
Al-Marhum Sultan Azlan Muhibbudin Shah Sultan Yussuf Izzuddin Shah Ghafarullah
The Sultan of Perak
(26 Apr. 1989 - 25 Apr. 1994)

The VIII Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong
Al-Marhum Sultan Iskandar Alhaj Sultan Ismail
The Sultan of Johor
(26 Apr. 1984 - 25 Apr. 1989)

The VII Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong
Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Al-Musa'in Billah Sultan Abu Bakar R'ayatuddin Al-Mu'adzam Shah
The Sultan of Pahang
(26 Apr. 1979 - 25 Apr. 1984)

The VI Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong
Al-Marhum Tuanku Yahya Petra Sultan Ibrahim
The Sultan of Kelantan
(21 Sept. 1975 - 29 Mar. 1979)

The V Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong
Al-Marhum Sultan Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah Ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Badlishah
The Sultan of Kedah
(21 Sept. 1970 - 20 Sept. 1975)

The IV Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong
Al-Marhum Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah Sultan Zainal Abidin
The Sultan of Terengganu
(21 Sept. 1965 - 20 Sept. 1970)

The III Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong
Al-Marhum Tuanku Syed Putra Ibni Al-Marhum Syed Hassan Jamalullail
The Raja of Perlis
(21 Sept. 1960 - 20 Sept. 1965)

The II Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong
Al-Marhum Sultan Hisamuddin Alam Shah Alhaj Tuanku Alaiddin Sulaiman Shah
The Sultan of Selangor
(14 Apr. 960 - 1 Sept. 1960)

The I Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong
Al-Marhum Tuanku Abdul Rahman Tuanku Muhammad
The Yang di-Pertuan Besar Negeri Sembilan
(31 Aug. 1957 - 1 Apr. 1960)

The election of the first Yang di-Pertuan Agong and Deputy Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaya Independence was held on August 3, 1957 in a Special Conference of Malay Rulers at the Federal Government Council Meeting Hall, Kuala Lumpur. This historic Special Conference was chaired by the Sultan of Kedah and was attended by all the Kings except the Sultan of Johor which was in Europe and was represented by the Tengku Mahkota. 

The conference witnessed the historic first election of DYMM Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong and Deputy Yang di-Pertuan Agong of the Federation of Malaya was held to be independent. This election is done according to Section 4, Article 32, item 3 of the Constitution of Malaya. 

Tuanku Abdul Rahman ibni Almarhum Tuanku Muhammad, Yang di-Pertuan Besar Negeri Sembilan was elected as the first DYMM Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong of the Independent Federation of Malaya while Tuanku Hishamuddin Alam Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Alauddin Sulaiman Shah, Sultan Selangor was elected as a Deputy Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

Kompozer – Free and Easy Web Authoring!

KompoZer is are free, open source solutions, and are community supported Web Authoring System for Linux Desktop, Microsoft Windows and Macintosh users to rival programs like FrontPage and Dreamweaver. 

Nvu (pronounced N-view, for a "new view") makes managing a web site a snap. Now anyone can create web pages and manage a website with no technical expertise or knowledge of HTML. Even though its not a newest or the best version of the Nvu software, but it does fix some of the major annoyances in Nvu 1.0 If you have use NVU 1.0 and it works for you, stick with it. But if you run into problems, give KompoZer a try and see if it helps.

The Kiswah of the Ka'bah

Ka’bah has been the holiest site in Saudi Arabia and is central to the lives of Muslims around the world. Since the time of the Prophet Ibrahim its role has been a sanctuary. Retracing the early history of Islam, it is recorded that Ibrahim had left his wife Hajar and their infant son Ismail in the barren valley of Mecca, described in the Qur’an as “the valley without cultivation.” (Surah Ibrahim: 37)

Reflecting the sanctity of the Ka’bah, it has long been a tradition to cover the structure appropriately. Kiswah is a cloth that covers the Ka’bah in Mecca. Kiswah was first installed since pre-Islamic era. There is disagreement about the earliest makers of Kiswah between Prophet Ismail and Adnan bin Ad, the ancestor of Prophet Muhammad. Kiswah of the first woven fabric was made by the King of Yemen, called Tubba’ (As’ad Al-Himyari) 2,500 years ago after having tried and failed to destroy that ancient structure for three times.

Dumping Baby: We Care - Better Late Than Never

The dumping of new born baby is a disturbing and disgusting issue in our society these day seem to suggest that our society is regressing and a cause for concern. We have heard a baby swaddled in newspapers left squalling by a fly-infested dustbin. A baby flung into a chicken coop. A baby abandoned under the harsh sun beating down on a wet rice field. A baby stuffed into a cabinet drawer. A baby left on the doorsteps of people's home with notes. A baby left in a public toilet. These are just too horrendous for any caring, right-thinking member of society. In most cases, these abandoned children - at least those who remain alive, after being dumped - will never know their parent.

Corruption: Social evil that is all pervasive and integrity

Overview of the Corruption Perceptions Index (...Image via Wikipedia

CORRUPTION is a canker that gnaws away at the social fabric of society. It is pervasive, affecting almost every aspect of life. It can touch almost everyone. It is the beginning and root of all illegality and tyranny, the source and foundation of every sort of disturbance and sedition, the most vast of evils and greatest of calamities.

Corruption is a two way street. There will be no graftees if there are no grafters (no giver, neither can there be a taker and vice versa). Corruption occurs when an individual abuses his authority for personal gain at the expense of other people. Corruption breeds unfairness and crookedness and, in more serious cases, puts life and property at stake. Essentially, corruption boils down to a lack of scruples on the part of those who offer bribes without any qualms, and greed on the one who accepts.

Most agree that corruption is a menace to society, but a minority argue there is no way to escape it because it has become a norm. And when it is government officials who are accused of bribery, how can the problem be solved? Does the fault lie with the giver or the taker?

In the Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index 2009, Malaysia was ranked 56th out of 180 countries - a position that can and must be improved. "Perceptions" can be a biased barometer and a poor stand-in for more quantitative measures of graft. But there is a widespread hunch that although Malaysia has not reached the stage where corruption has become an accepted way of life, there are many Malaysians who see corruption as an easy way to get rich.

Generally government officers are often blamed for corrupt practices in the country, perhaps elsewhere, too. This is because they are directly involved in the administration of various services and facilities such as issuing licences and permits, awarding tenders, and in procurement exercises. Officers who involved in law enforcement are among those exposed to corruption and lucrative offers as offenders find ways to avoid being prosecuted or punished and are willing to pay their way out. Left unchecked, the practice becomes a habit and soon, part of work culture. While it cannot be denied that corruption exists everywhere, society must not condone it. Law enforcement agencies should have an internal control system that can detect irregularities and act against people who commit corrupt practices.

Malaysians face the risk of losing the nation to the most persuasive corrupters if they fail to resist the temptations of corruption. Society should play its role to fight corruption. The first step is for society to abhor the practice for it is only with self-realisation and much effort that the scourge can be minimised. Society can play a big role in fighting corruption by demonstrating strong abhorrence towards it. The feeling of shame is the most effective weapon against corruption, alongside noble values like religious faith cherished by the community. Infuse honesty and integrity at formative stage.

Making honesty a basis of life is the biggest challenge that we are facing. However we must get serious about this business of integrity. Efforts should be continuously made to instill integrity because a person with high integrity would not commit corrupt practices under whatever circumstances. It is incumbent upon Malaysians to know the dangers of corruption and bribery and to avoid them like poison.

The people's mindset should be changed so that they would automatically shun corruption and bribery. Make a difference, stand up against graft. We have to show hatred for graft to eradicate it.

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50th Anniversary of Malaysia-Korea Diplomatic Relations

Governments of Federation of Malaya and The Republic of Korea

February 23, 1960

Joint Communique

A Korean Goodwill Mission led by Mr. Dong Jo Kim, Special Envoy of the President of the Republic of Korea has made a formal visit to the Federation of Malaya from February 21 to 23, 1960.

Malaysia-Korea Diplomatic Relations Commemorative Stamps

It has been 50 years that Malaysia and Republic of Korea has it diplomatic ties going on. The two nations are celebrating this 50 years of good historical journey together in both countries.

Reforestation, Tectona Grandis and Azadirachta Excelsa

Diminishing forests are due to excessive and illegal loggings because of a high demand for timber in woodbased industries.

To regreen the nation, a well concerted efforts has to be done to maintain a sustainable forest management. The present supply of forest resources in general has tremendously depleted and replanting activities should have been actively pursued by now.

Festive Road Accident and Our Attitude

With tragic predictability, every year brings us several particularly horrendous road accidents. Every festive season, with thousand of people returning home or going to holiday resorts, in spite of reminders and advice about being patient in jams, there is a cacophony of crash, bang, groan. For a few days the loss is covered in all the media; graphic pictures of mangled heaps of metal arousing interest, concern and pity.

Drug abuse, addiction and trafficking

Drugs abuse degrading human beings, changing societies and having disastrous effects on human behaviour, undermining social stability and impoverishing nations. 

Growing evidence showed that an alarmingly increasing number of children are being destroyed every second all over the world through drug addiction.