Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Happy 53rd Independence Day

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The day finally comes, Happy 53rd Independence Day Malaysia!! Usually, every morning I will stay in my room and finished my morning time reading novels and stuff. But today, I stayed in front of the television since 7.00 am just to see the National Day Celebration. It is a must see event every year. Previously, on 9 August, I watched the Independence Day Parade of Singapore National Day Celebration. I knew that, due to the fasting month, there will no Independence Day parades in Malaysia. So, I wanted to know how is this year celebration differs from the rest. Locating at Stadium Putra Bukit Jalil, the Independence celebration started.


The National Day theme for this year is “1 Malaysia, Menjana Transformasi.” (Generates Transformation). The 2 hours celebration surprised me. It is very astonishing. Probably this is an event once in a while to see the celebration in a closed stadium. Every time the Negaraku is played, all spectators in the stadium will also sing as well. Thanks to all individuals involved in the celebration, my congratulations to all of you.

After 53 years, the country has performed well. From a developing country, currently Malaysia has evolved to become a newly industrialized country. During Independence, 70% of Malaysia population lived under poverty rate, now, only 5% and less lived under poverty. The research done by Newsweek also concluded that Malaysia is currently the “37th Best Country To Live” in the world! Such a massive transformation in just a mere 50 years!


Nevertheless, the theme for this year, Generates Transformation is also a key point step or a stepping stone for the current administration to start a more massive transformation in the future to change Malaysia status from Newly Industrialized Country into a full developed Country by the year 2020, and its just 10 years away! Just face it, with only the Federal Territory achieved a high-income state status and with only Selangor emerges as the only full-developed state in Malaysia, just imagine how far we are from our target.


So, lets us work together, hand in hand to make Malaysia an even better country to Live! For starters, lets us stop from making a wild racist statement to one another. What races, what religion we are, we are still Malaysian. For me, those who are thinking Malay is this and that, Chinese is this and that, Indian is this and that, their mind are still occupied by the colonial mindset. Transformed that!!

That’s all for now. Happy Independence Day
Until Next Time

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Fake facebook account


The Crown Prince of Johor, HH Tunku Ismail Idris ibni Sultan Ibrahim does not have any profile in social website Facebook. According to the source, only 2 Prince of Sultan Ibrahim have a profile in the social website, Tunku Idris Iskandar,22, The Tengku Temenggong of Johor and Tunku Abdul Jalil Iskandar, 20 which only open for relatives and close friends. Other than the two Princes, other Facebook’s Profile claimed to be a Prince or Princess to the Sultan of Johor is totally a fake.

Recently, there are two facebook profile handled by anima known as Miky has uploaded a pictures and activity of the Crown Prince to two of this profile named Diari Harian Tunku Mahkota Johor and Tunku Mahkota Johor (Penasihat Utama TMJ). The profile also replied the comments from fans that thought him as the real Crown Prince of Johor.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

15 Ramadhan

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15th Ramadhan, it is just another half of the month for the Muslim to complete one pillar of Islam, fasting in the month of Ramadhan. My part time job finally over and I just received my paycheck, all my hard work are finally over. So, I can relax peacefully for the time being. For one week, I try to come out with any patriotic article, but I can’t post even one. Probably I need a time out. Not to mention that I have some personal issue that I need to settle first.


With the Ramadhan month has near to its end, sometimes I wonder if my fasting for this month is good enough. Well, as a human being, we are far from perfectness but with a consistent training, we can actually improve ourselves. Happy Ramadhan.

Until next time

Thursday, August 19, 2010

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Today, we will discuss about National Emblem of Malaysia. The national emblem is a modified version that previously used by the Federated Malay States, thus most of its characteristics resembles European Heraldic practices.

The Design

Yellow : Represent the country’s monarchy
Crescent : Represent Islam as the country’s official religion
14-pointed Federal Star : Represent all states in the Federation of Malaysia
Two rampant tigers : Represent strength and courage which is also a Malay symbolic tradition.

In the middle, the shield is divided into 10 divisions,

Red, white, yellow and black represents the Federated Malay States (Perak, Selangor, Pahang and Negeri Sembilan).
The 5 Keris represents the Unfederated Malay States (Johor, Terengganu, Kelantan, Kedah and Perlis).
The right and left side is the states emblem of Malacca and Pulau Pinang.
The middle consists of Sabah and Sarawak state emblem. The lower middle is a depiction of Malaysian National Flower, The Bunga Raya.

(Previously, the lower middle is reserved for Singapore State Emblem, but it later modified after Singapore left the Federation)

Brief History

The original version of our National State Emblem has been used since the formation of the Federated Malay States which originally consist of 4 states, Pahang, Perak, Selangor and Negeri Sembilan. It is introduced in 1895. The motto is written in Jawi, Dipelihara Allah. (Under Allah’s Protection)


After the Federation of Malaya was formed in 1948, the national emblem is modified with the increased number of states in the Federation. The crown was changed with a crescent and federal star. The shield consists of 5 keris and the state emblem of Pulau Pinang (Princess of Wales feathers) and Malacca (A Famosa). The motto was changed to Bersekutu Bertambah Mutu, both written in malay (Jawi) and English.


The emblem was modified for the second time upon the formation of the Federation of Malaysia. Singapore, North Borneo and Sarawak state emblem was inserts in the lower middle part of the shield. Malacca and Pulau Pinang state emblem also been modified with Pinang Tree and Malacca Tree. It is introduced in 1963 and only lived for two years.


After Singapore left the Federation, the emblem is modified again with the removal of Singaporean State Emblem. The hibiscus is added in its place.


The National Emblem is modified again with the more realistic appearance of tigers and modification of Sarawak, Pulau Pinang and Sabah state emblem. It is still in used until now.


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Jalur Gemilang

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Flag of Malaysia

Jalur Gemilang bring means “Stripes of Glory”, the national flag to The Federation of Malaysia. The Jalur Gemilang today is the second version of the original flag which is the flag to the Federation of Malaya. The original flag was first raised in front of Istana Selangor in 1950 and it was raised during the Declaration of Independence in 1957 at Merdeka Square in place of the British Union Flag. After the Federation of Malaysia is formed, the flag is modified into today version.

The flag have no specific names until 1997, where Malaysians is invited to named the flag. The Prime Minister at that time, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, picked Jalur Gemilang as its name.

Jalur Gemilang is designed by Allahyarham Mohamed Hamzah.


(I have checked the history book and in the internet, there are various articles and record about the flag designer. Nevertheless, some Malaysians still unknown about it and they stated the Jalur Gemilang were not designed by anybody!! Please take note, The Jalur Gemilang designer is Mohamed Hamzah!!)

The Flag Design

The flag consist of 14 alternating red and white stipes and a blue canton bearing a crescent and 14-point star known as Bintang Persekutuan (the Federal Star).

Red : The colour of bravery.
Blue : Represent the harmony and unity of the peoples.
Yellow : Represent the royal colour of the Rulers
White : The colour of clean and kindness

14 alternating stripes : Represent the equal status of all 13 states in the federation and the federal government
14 pointed star : Represent the unity of the states.
Crescent : Represents Islam as the country's official religion.

Brief History

After the formation of Federation of Malaya replaced the Malayan Union, the federation government through the Federal Legislative Council called for a design contest for a new flag. Three flag were forwarded to the public from 373 entries. The third design by Mohamad Hamzah was chosen as a winner through a public poll held by the Malay Mail.

The first design

The second design

The third design

The third design later been modified and later used as the flag of Federation of Malaya.

The 11-stripes flag of Malaya.

That's it for now. Until next time.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Assalamualaikum and Peace be upon all of you.
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The month of Ramadhan is the fasting month for the Muslims. If we talking about fasting, probably we were thinking it is only about no eating and drinking for the whole day, from the break of dawn until the setting of the sun. But it is more than that. Fasting also meaning controlling your inner desire and also, your anger.


Usually, I will spend my time surfing the internet with my laptop every day. But this is the problem recently. My little brother has ‘dominating’ my laptop. Usually when I wake up in the morning, guess what? My laptop has already on! And make me thinking, the laptop belong to whom? A simple “hey, I wanna used it” will never works. He will use it for hours!!


So, what should I do? Unleashed my wrath on him? Forget it. My fasting for the whole day will be a waste that way. But somehow, I need to show him my ‘sovereign’ over my laptop.


Yes, what a brilliant idea. A simple log off is enough. But, as a smart boy, he’s not the type to easily give up. He already tried several times to find my password. And I can say it, it just a matter of time before he find out. Huhu.. Nevertheless, it’s a good thing I did. If not, he will never go to study. He will sit for UPSR this year, but unlike us, he never worries about it….


Owh yeah, the Independence Day celebration is just around the corner. I think, it’s about time for me to search for independence related post for this year celebration.

Until next time.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Ramadhan Bazaar Tragedy

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Ramadhan Bazaar is a common sight in Malaysia everytime the fasting month arrives. Nevertheless, the tradegy occur at Jasin Ramadhan Bazaar claimed 3 deaths and 18 more injured after been hit by a storm.

May Allah protected us from any danger as such.
Al-fatihah to the victims.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Malay Family Nicknames

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Today post is a bit unique. This post mainly to share with the blog’s visitor about a family nicknames in Malay community. It is a form of respect especially in a malay unique family system, where the older have to love the younger and the younger have to respect the elderly. In today post, we’ll see the most commonly used malay nickname system.

Father and mother are called as Ayah and Ibu. There also a variant styled like Walid and Ummi (Arabic styled) and Papa and Mama (Chinese styled).

For siblings is a bit complicated. The name is as follow :-


This is the highest title among all and reserved only to the first born son/daughter. Along is derived from the word ‘sulong’ means ‘the first child’. Along hold a big responsibility and usually will be the next Head of the Family if their father or mother died. The only child is called by his name only.


This is the second highest title and reserved to the second born son/daughter even if he/she is the last born.


Unlike Along and Angah, the title Uda and below is varied in the family system. Uda usually reserved to the third born child. Commonly, it is used to a son. Nevertheless, it can also apply to a daughter. It can be replace with Achik.


Achik usually refers to the fourth born child. Commonly used to a daughter but it also apply to a son. Commonly, it is very rare case where both title is used. It can be used to the third born to replace Uda.


Alang refers to the fifth born child. Nevertheless, the used of Alang is very rare.


Andak refers to the sixth born child.


Anjang refers to the seventh born child. Rarely used.


Uteh refers to the eighth born child.


Itam refers to the ninth born child.


Usu refers to the last child in the family. It is the most junior title. Any last born, usually started from the fourth born is styled as such.


Tuesday, August 10, 2010

First Day of Ramadhan

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First of Ramadhan finally arrives. This is the month where the Muslims all over the world will start to fasting. And usually, there will be a slightly different date for the start of the first Ramadhan. Malaysia and Singapore will started fasting on Wednesday (11th August 2010) while in Brunei, it will started on Thursday (12th August 2010).

Ramadhan also the only month where any prayer and good deeds will be multiplied.


The Sultan’s wrath

(picture from Utusan)
Sultan of Johor, Sultan Ibrahim with his son, Tunku Abd Rahman

HRH Sultan of Johor, Sultan Ibrahim ibni almarhum Sultan Iskandar expressed his anger after sees a certain political party in the country tried to drag him as an object in a political quarrel. The political party has showing a poster and banner promoting their lectures series with His Royal Highness in it. In his statement, HRH Sultan of Johor reminded the citizens of Johor to preserve the peace, harmony and unity. His Royal Highness also hoping the citizens of Johor to not become “stupid” with the party political propaganda that will result the country falls into chaos.

The Sultan of Johor also closing the second phase of Kembara Mahkota Johor 2010 at Kota Tinggi which covers other 4 Johorean District.


Sunday, August 8, 2010

Here is the list of the Queen of Pahang since 1884. Officially, only the first consort of the ruling Sultan is styled as :-

Duli Yang Maha Mulia Tengku Ampuan Pahang

HRH Queen of Pahang

Only a Royal-Born consort can be bestowed the title of Tengku Ampuan of Pahang.

(1884 - 1914)

Tengku Ampuan Fatimah was the first Queen of Pahang. She was the first wife of Sultan Ahmad Muazzam Shah of Pahang. She married with Sultan Ahmad Muazzam Shah in 1863 and granted the title as Encik Puan Bongsu. In 1884, she was promoted the title as Tengku Ampuan. After the death of Sultan Ahmad Muazzam Shah in 1914, she was styled as Tengku Ampuan Tua (Queen Dowager). She died at Kuala Pahang on 22nd March 1929.

(1914 - 1917)


Tengku Ampuan Mariam is the consort to Sultan Mahmud Shah of Pahang. She was an eldest daughter to Sultan Sir Abu Bakar of Johor by his second wife, Che Zubaidah (Cecilia Cartharina Lange). She married with Sultan Mahmud Shah at Johor Bahru on 14th September 1897 and was granted the title as Tengku Ampuan Besar of Pahang (Crown Princess of Pahang). She was promoted at Tengku Ampuan (Queen of Pahang) in 1914. She died at Johor Bahru on 25th October 1952.

(1917 - 1932)

No consorts of Sultan Abdullah Al-Mu'tasim Billah Shah were confered the title as Tengku Ampuan of Pahang as all of his consorts were born as commoner. The second wife of Sultan Abdullah, HH Hjh Kalsom was confered the title as Tengku Ampuan Besar (Queen Dowager) of Pahang upon the proclamation of his son as the Sultan of Pahang.

(1932 - 1974)


Tengku Ampuan Fatimah was the first wife to Sultan Abu Bakar Riayatuddin al-Muazzam Shah. She was a daughter to Sultan Sir Alang Iskandar Shah al-Kaddasullah of Perak by his first wife, Tengku Nong Fatima binti Sultan Ahmad Muazzam Shah of Pahang. She married with Sultan Abu Bakar on 23rd May 1926 at Kuala Kangsar, Perak. On 4th June 1930, she was granted the title as Tengku Puan of Pahang (Crown Princess of Pahang). On 28th May 1933, she was installed as Tengku Ampuan of Pahang at Istana Sri Terentang. She was granted the title as Tengku Ampuan Besar of Pahang. She died on 23rd June 1988 at Istana Sri Terentang, Pekan, Pahang.

(1974 - 1988)

Tengku Ampuan Afzan was the first wife to Sultan Ahmad Shah of Pahang. She was born at Kuala Terengganu on 4th December 1932 and a daughter to Tengku Muhammad ibni almarhum Sultan Ahmad Muazzam Shah. She married with Sultan Ahmad Shah at Istana Hinggap, Kuala Lipis, Pahang on 22nd April 1954 and was granted the title as Tengku Puan Besar (Crown Princess) of Pahang. She was installed as the Tengku Ampuan of Pahang on 7th May 1974. She serves as Raja Permaisuri Agong (Queen) of Malaysia from 1979 until 1984. She died out of cancer at Istana Pahang, Kuala Lumpur on 29th June 1988.

(1992 - present)


Sultanah Kalsom is the second wife of Sultan Ahmad Shah of Pahang. She married with Sultan Ahmad Shah on 14th March 1991 and was granted the title as Cik Puan Kalsom (nee Anita). She later granted the title as Sultanah of Pahang on 30th September 1992.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

The Sultan of Pahang

Here is the list of HRH the Sultan of Pahang. The history of modern Pahang started at almost the same timeline with the history of modern Johor. Officially, the ruler of Pahang is styled as :-

Ke Bawah Duli Yang Maha Mulia Sultan Pahang dan Yang di-Pertuan Negeri Pahang Darul Makmur

HRH Sultan and the Head of State of Pahang

In prior of 1884, the ruler of Pahang is styled as Bendahara of Pahang. Below is the list of modern Ruler of Pahang since 1884.

(1884 - 1909)


HRH Sultan Ahmad Muazzam Shah was the first ruler of Pahang to assume the title Sultan. Previously, the ruler of Pahang was styled as Bendahara of Pahang. Sultan Ahmad Muazzam Shah was born at Pulau Maulana, Pekan on 22nd April 1836. He was the third son of Bendahara Sri Maharaja Tun Ali by his second wife, Che Long. He assumed the title as Bendahara Sri Wak Raja on 1858. He assumed the title as Bendahara Sri Maharaja after conquered Pahang on 10th June 1863.

He proclaimed as the Sultan of Pahang in 1881 and officially installed as Kebawah Duli Yang Maha Mulia Paduka Sri Baginda Sultan Ahmad Muazzam Shah on 25th September 1884. His position is officially recognized by the British in 1887. During his reign, Pahang entered the Treaty of Federation and formed the Federated Malay States in 1895. He abdicated due to old age in favour of his first son in 1909. He ruled Pahang for 25 years. He died in 1914.

(1909 - 1917)


HRH Sultan Mahmud Shah is the second Sultan of Pahang. He was born as Tun Long Mahmud on 4th February 1868. He was the first son of Sultan Ahmad Muazzam Shah by his second wife, Che Ungku Pah bt Dato Temenggung Sri Maharaja Tun Ibrahim. He was appointed as Pemangku Raja (Regent of Pahang) on 22nd July 1889 and appointed as Tengku Besar (heir apparent title at that time) on 11th October 1891. He succeeded the throne after the abdication of his father on 13th April 1909 due to old age. He ruled Pahang for 8 years.

(1917 - 1932)


HRH Sultan Abdullah is the third Sultan of Pahang. He was born on 12th October 1874 at Royal Palace, Pekan Lama, Pahang. He was the third son of Sultan Ahmad Muazzam Shah by his third wife, Che Kusuma. He inherited the Pahangian Throne upon the death of his elder brother on 19th June 1917. He ruled Pahang for 15 years.

(1932 - 1974)


HRH Sultan Abu Bakar is the fourth Sultan of Pahang. He was born on 29th May 1904 at Istana Hinggap, Pekan Lama, Pahang. He was the second son of Sultan Abdullah Al-Mu’tasim Billah Shah by his second wife, HH Tunku Kalsum bt Tunku Abdullah. He was appointed as the Crown Prince of Pahang on 4th June 1930. He succeeded as the Sultan of Pahang upon the death of his father on 23rd June 1932. During the Japanese Occupation, he secretly supported the operations of “Force 136”. He ruled Pahang for 42 years.

(1974 - present)

Sultan of Pahang

HRH Sultan Ahmad Shah is the fifth and incumbent Sultan of Pahang today. He was born on 24th October 1930 at Istana Mangga Tunggal, Pekan, Pahang. He was the second son of Sultan Abu Bakar by his first wife, HRH Raja Fatimah. He was appointed as the Crown Prince of Pahang on 25th May 1944. Upon the death of his father, he was proclaimed as the Sultan of Pahang on 7th May 1974. He was installed as The Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia on 30th March 1979. He returned to ruled Pahang since 26th April 1984.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Pujangga Alam August 2010

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Finally, my favourite segment in my blog comes again, “Pujangga Alam”. It’s a family tradition I guess, all of us actually have a fond in photographing. And for me, I really appreciated a nice scenery pictures from all over the place. I hope all of you can actually guess where the location in Pujangga Alam July 2010.

It’s a hot day today..

Ok, lets us proceed with the scenery pictures for this month. Thanks for my friends Hanafi for this pictures. Go ahead, guess. (^_^)


Wanna clue? It's in Malaysia of course.. heh






It’s a really nice hill isn’t it?


The place is Bukit Broga, Negeri Sembilan Darul Khusus, Malaysia

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The Persona July 2010

The segment comes once again to see the most popular royal personality in July. The most popular keyword in July is “Kembara Mahkota Johor” and followed by “Johor Royal Family”. In term of personality, the second-runner up belongs to “Sultan of Johor”. It easy to figured as in previous month is also the month of Kembara Mahkota Johor. The first-runner up belongs to “Raja Muda of Kedah”.

The most popular personality and also The Persona of July 2010 belongs to HH Cik Puan Julia Rais, the second wife to Tengku Abdullah, The Crown Prince of Pahang. If the truth is told, other than Cik Puan Julia Rais, The Crown Princess of Pahang, Tunku Azizah Maimunah Iskandariah and Cik Puan Julita Aishah also enlist in the chart of Radin’s Blog popular keyword in July.



HH Cik Puan Julia Rais is a daughter to Abdul Rais and his European wife. She was born on 19th February 1971 at Kota Bharu, Kelantan. In her seventeen, she started her career as a model. She also appears in tv commercials and synonym with Rejoice commercial at that time. She also appears in a video clip of infamous song, “Isabella” in 1989. She later became an actress and first appears in “Hati Bukan Kristal” followed by “Mira Edora”. “Isabella” and “Suci dalam Debu” is among her last appearance in Silver Screen and media around 1991.

One of her film, Mira Edora



Julia Rais married with HH Tengku Abdullah ibni Sultan Ahmad Shah, The Crown Prince of Pahang in 1992. She resides in London after her marriage with the Crown Prince and styled as Cik Puan Julia Rais. Cik Puan Julia Rais gave birth to three princesses.

  1. Tengku Putri Iman Afzan
  2. Tengku Illisha Amira
  3. Tengku Ilyana

Among the pictures of Julia Rais's daughter can be seen here :-


Up until now, it is unknown whether Cik Puan Julia Rais has attend any officials functions or a patron in any organizations.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Heroes Day Celebration

(picture from Utusan)

For the first time, Malaysian Heroes Day celebration is celebrated at Dataran Merdeka and not at National Monument as always. Even though there has been a changed in location, the ceremony still going with its festive atmosphere. The ceremony is opened by Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia, HRH Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin. Also present at the ceremony is Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, Malaysian Defense Minister, Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zaid Hamidi, and Home Minister, Datuk Seri Hishamuddin Tun Hussein. Chief of Military and Police Chief, Tan Sri Azizan Ariffin and Tan Sri Musa Hassan also present.

In this year celebration, a new pantomime was played named “Pertempuran Bukit Candu (The Battle of Bukit Candu)”. Heroes Day is celebrated every 31st July to commemorate the services of Malaysian Armed Forces to defend the country.

National Monument

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Assalamualaikum and Peace be upon all of you.
Welcome to my blog.


First of all, I would like to express my deepest gratitude to all visitors, followers and blogwalkers who has come here to my blog. It’s been a quiet and cold morning today, and I take this opportunity to update it. It’s been a busy month for me in July. Taking a part time job, I just can’t manage to spend my time to blogging. Only 11 posts, it is a real blow.


Of course, if Malaysians were asked about what is August to them, independence will be the first to come out. This will be the first year when Malaysian celebrates a new public holiday, “Malaysia Day”. Even though Malaysia gains independence from Britain in 1957, it is not Malaysia that we all know today. It is only the Peninsular of Malaysia, (known as Malaya at that time). Singapore, Sabah and Sarawak still colonies to the British Empire. On 16th September 1963, the Federation of Malaysia consist of 13 independent states was formed. The Malaysia day only celebrated in Sabah at state level and never at the federation level.

For this year Independence month, I will publish independence related articles in this blog. Be sure to come. And, for the Muslims, please do not forget that fasting month will start another 11 days. “Merdeka dan Puasa” (^_^)



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