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7 Articles on Malaysia : Protecting LGBTs (contrived?), Rights of Child, Consensuality and Article 18 issues ,Nervous Big Shot Fumbling About, Low Tech Chinese Community Journos speak, RPK widens the ‘Hate List’, Pakatan’s Ra-ra Propagandists, Food Fascism – reposted by @AgreeToDisagree – 30th March 2012

In 1% tricks and traps, Abuse of Power, animal welfare, Informed Consent, intent, Malaysia, nature reserve, Orwellian, political correctness, politics, spirit of the law, spiritual abuse, unprofessional behaviour, zoo are failures on March 29, 2012 at 4:08 pm

ARTICLE 1

Five anti-gay activists charged – Tuesday, 27 March 2012 13:35

KUALA LUMPUR- Five activists of the anti-lesbian gay bisexual transgender movement were charged at the magistrate’s court here, yesterday under the Minor Offences Act 1955 with putting up certain posters.

Muhammad Nizam Ali, 24, Hamzah Mahmood, 32, Md Norizam Che Othman, 31, Shahir Saarani, 30, and Mohd Jamil Jamaluddin, 36, pleaded not guilty to committing the offence at Jalan Wan Kadir in Taman Tun Dr Ismail at 3.40am on Feb 4.

They were alleged to have committed the offence with five others still at large.

They were said to have put up, at a public space, posters with pictures and words such as “Lim Guan Eng Racist”, “Lim Guan Eng Anti Melayu”, “Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans” and “Undi Ambiga Undi Seks Bebas”.

Deputy public prosecutor Haderiah Siri proposed bail for each of the accused at RM10,000 with one surety. Defence counsel Rezal Mazli Abdul Muin said the proposed bail was too high and suggested RM300 for each person.

He said the five accused were first-time offenders and that they were being charged with a minor offence which carries a maximum fine of RM1,000 if found guilty.

Magistrate Zulkpli Abdullah fixed bail at RM1,000 each and allowed two bailors to post bail for the five accused.

He fixed May 7 for mention.

One of the bailors was Tengku Amalluddin Sani, national secretary of Jaringan Melayu Malaysia, who said that the five had come to the association for legal help.

Nizam and Hamzah were unemployed and Jamil was self-employed. Norizam and Shahir were mechanics.

The five posted bail. -nst.com

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Not bad at all. Get these 5 to put up apology and anti-hate posters that will be removed by these 5 later. This is not about money or fines, though the fine could be calculated against the ‘UNINFLATED by middleman’ cost of the proceedings. Hate Speech crimes for LGBT being punished is a good sign though. How about the Judiciary take on the UNHCR Article 18 (also Malaysian Constitution 11) Apostasy issue to streamline Malaysia’s legal system as well?

ARTICLE 2

Jail, rotan for unnatural sex – Tuesday, 27 March 2012 13:19

GEORGE TOWN – A former university student was sentenced by the Sessions Court here to five years’ jail and ordered to be given 11 strokes of the rotan after he pleaded guilty to five charges of committing unnatural sexual acts against two boys, including forcing one of them to sodomise him.

Muhammad Mustakim Mohamad, 23, admitted committing the offences between Oct 2010 and March last year.

He had initially claimed trial to the charges but changed his plea yesterday.

In the first three charges, he was accused of forcing a 14-year-old boy to perform oral sex on him at 7.15pm on March 13 and 5.30pm on March 20 last year, and forcing the boy to perform anal sex on him at 9.15am on March 19 last year.

In the other two charges, Mustakim was accused of stimulating a 9-year-old boy to commit an indecent act at 11pm on Oct 15, 2010, and at 3pm on March 16 last year at a house in Taman Bukit Gambir, Jalan Bukit Gambir, Gelugor.

Counsel Rosli Ismail, who appeared for Mustakim, asked for a lighter sentence as it was his client’s first offence.

Sessions Court judge Sitarun Nisa Abdul Aziz sentenced Mustakim to five years’ jail and three strokes of the rotan for each of the first three offences, and three years’ jail and one stroke for the other two offences.

She ordered his jail sentences to run concurrently from yesterday.

Deputy public prosecutor Sariza Ismail prosecuted.

-New Straits Times

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Charges should be for coercive sex or paedophilia – IF any. If both cases were consensual, this would be a Muslim sin. How to punish if consensual? Expel them from the religion at most. All this whipping is simply medievial and barbaric. Hitting does not foster better EQ or better behaviour. Any punishment from age technicalities between obviously consenting parties is also wrong. Any element of coercion should be considered. But where there is none, the state itself has no right, much less via theocracy to hurt individuals or brand consenting persons victims. This is a harmful legalistic culture that is backed with spiritually wrong treatment of sexuality. Remember that sex is for recreation of procreation. And as early as 5 years old a child could carry to term, though psychologically they will not be ready.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_youngest_birth_mothers

But by 10 or 12 the psychological implications can already be very clear to females (remember that the psychological age of females are up to as many as a decade ahead) and the action of sex cannot be relegated to an age number in the law book. ASK both parties if there was coercion, and then consider if any party feels aggrieved. Usually marriage will formalise and solve reputation problems, but in modern societies, this is different because word of law is considered instead of spirit of law by lawyers divorced from the psychological dimension of the issue. Modern society focuses too much on recreational sex at times, but the element of sabotage and manipulation of 3rd parties to induce such sabotage typically for :

1) monetary gain

2) simply to ‘sabotage or fun’

3) immature minds influenced by bad family environments or man hating militant feminist persons trying to hurt men influencing pliable children

There are many complexities and angles that ‘word of law cannot clarify’ but ‘spirit of law’ can.

This response is not intended as a defense for paedophilia but for reminding on the spirit of law, and the deeper aspects of consent, psychological age, as well as physical maturity which judgments are often levied in isolation of one or the other aspect. Compound this with Islamic Jurispredence which advocates corporeal punishments like whipping or limb hacking and anyone can see where EQ and even SQ goes entirely out the window. God knows how many people have been severely harmed spiritually or otherwise from such viciousness and the legal system’s neglect of the subtler aspects of the why and wherefore before judgment and passing of sentence.

 

ARTICLE 3

Mr PM, let me tell you why we are worried: Cow-gate, Cop-gate, AG-gate and now Anak-gate – by Robert Phang – Tuesday, 27 March 2012 17:53

Prime Minister Najib Razak must lead the way, show true reforms and avoid cover-ups. The government’s objective of making crime reduction one of the National Key Result Areas (NKRA) is now showing results. According to the World Justice Project Rule of Law Index 2011 Report, Malaysia was ranked the safest country in the Asia Pacific Region.

All these are marked improvements of the image of the PDRM than when it was under the previous IGP, Musa Hassan. During Musa Hassan’s time, the PDRM was despised, the Along money-lending syndicate became a national menace and the crime rate was high especially street crimes. In short, Malaysians feel unsafe then. Some may say that was all in the past. But the past shapes the present and the future.

Police need to buck or fall behind

In that regard I feel compelled to remind the PDRM that the positive image now can slide back to what it was before. I feel compelled to remind PDRM that it must not be a law enforcement agency that is involved in cover-ups in protecting only the rich and powerful. As such, current CCID Director, Dato’ Syed Ismail Syed Azizan, must be commended for announcing that the police had recommended for prosecution action in the NFC “Cowgate” scandal. This had forced AG Gani Patail to finally charge Shahrizat Jalil’s husband, the Chairman of the NFC, for CBT. That unconventional announcement was a very brave and smart move by Syed Ismail so that there cannot be a cover-up for which the police will be made to take the blame. That really helped improve the image of the PDRM in the eyes of the Rakyat.

As a Friend of the Police, I call on the Rakyat not to misconstrue the statement made by the Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein about the revelations made by former CCID Director Dato Ramli Yusuff of the cover-ups, fixing-ups, fabrications and abuses of power by Musa Hassan and AG Gani Patail in what is now known as the “CopGate Affair”. What Minister Hishammuddin had really said was “Prove it, and we will take action. No one is above the law”. Thus, we must take that positively.

Police duty to investigate and not kow-tow to AG

Since Hishammuddin has asked for proof, YDH IGP Ismail Omar must now take the Minister seriously and direct investigations by his officers. The police powers to investigate crimes are prescribed by the Police Act. If I may, IGP Ismail Omar can show his seriousness, objectivity and professionalism to uncover the truth and obtain evidence by taking the following steps:

> exclude CID Director, Bakri Zinin, from this investigation. This is to protect Bakri Zinin from any allegations of being connected to AG Gani Patail as Bakri is also from Sabah;

> direct independent minded investigators like CCID Director Syed Ismail who is not easily intimidated by AG Gani Patail as has been shown in “Cowgate”;

> not to allow circumvention of police work by any politician, no matter how high that politician may be, from carrying out police duties as that is the oath of duty of a professional police force;

> leave no stones unturned of all the reports made by Dato’ Ramli Yusuff against AG Gani Patail and Musa Hassan that have now been in the public domain for some time, namely investigate:

a) the truths of the SD by Musa Hassan’s ADC of his complicity with the underworld;

b) the truths of 10 other SDs by the other policemen;

c) the truths of the SDs by the other informants about the turning over of their informant’s evidence;

d) the cover- ups for Goh Cheng Poh in the Along syndicate investigations and the circumvention of police work in that case;

e) the unlawful access of Cicero confidential files;

f) abdication of AG’s duties under Art 145 Federal Constitution by refusing to act for and prepare affidavits for CCID;

g) fixing-up of Dato’ Ramli and his six officers by using the fabricated statement of Moo Sai Chin who was then under EO Detention;

h) fixing-up of Dato’ Ramli’s lawyer;

i) AG’s complicity in the matters concerning Tajudin Ramli/MAS and whether there was suppression of evidence;

j) AG’s refusal to prosecute Tajudin Ramli despite the recommendation of the CCID;

k) relationship between AG Gani Patail with Tajudin’s proxy, Shahidan Shafie. It is noted that Shahidan was previously charged for corruption while he was OC Secret Societies of Johor;

l) whether it is proper conduct for an Attorney-General to fraternize with a person of ill- repute (Shahidan Shafie) especially when that person is connected to an on-going investigations by the Police and the MACC. Their consorting together is evident as exposed in the Haj scandal with photographs and other supporting Tabung Haji documents;

m) AG’s complicity in the Ho Hup corporate tussle as evidenced by photographs of the A-G at Ho Hup’s office and the prosecution of the other side.

Not for Nazri to decide

The Rakyat is disappointed that the Speaker of Parliament had rejected the urgent motion by Subang MP R Sivarasa for this matter to be debated in Parliament last Wednesday. The integrity of AG Gani Patail impacts on the whole system of justice in this country. The Rakyat sees this refusal to allow parliamentary debate on a matter of such importance as a cover-up.

To dispel this negative perception, I ask IGP Ismail Omar to discharge his constitutional duties to investigate without fear or favor. I ask Ismail Omar to disregard the misconceived statements of Nazri Aziz that the government will not investigate this further. It is not for the Minister to state whether the complicity of AG Gani Patail should be investigated just as it is not for that Minister to direct GLCs to settle their cases with Tajudin Ramli.

Anak-gate : Where did the lawless son get so much money?

Nazri may be the Law Minister, but he has no legal nor moral authority to tell the police how to carry out the law if he cannot control his lawless son and his bodyguards in connection with the recent assault of a security guard. According to the police reports made available to me, Nazri’s son had even used his father’s Minister’s name card to introduce his entourage. Is that not abuse of power? The Rakyat is not amused that the case has been classified as Affray under s. 160 Penal Code. Affray is fighting in a public place. His son’s body guards trespassed onto private property and assaulted a security guard. How could that be an affray?

Beyond that, the Rakyat ponders how did Nazri’s son afford such luxurious cars – a Porsche driven by him and a Toyota Vellfire by his bodyguards? Why did he need bodyguards? What business is he in? Are we seeing further examples of “Cowgate” amongst the families and sons of Ministers who live in absolute opulence whereas the Rakyat are told to be thrifty and constantly reminded of rising inflation and high cost of living.The MACC should look into whether this Minister’s family is living beyond their means or having unusual wealth. After all, that is what all civil servants are subjected to under the MACC Act. So, it is better that Nazri controls his “anak jantan” and his entourage to behave in accordance with the law than for him to meddle in the affairs of the police.

The IGP must direct PDRM to act independently. That is how checks and balances in government institutions are maintained so that the Rakyat can feel safe and secure. Politicians come and go but the institution of the police cannot be made to succumb to their whims and fancies.

Too much evidence against Gani Patail to ignore

The evidence already in the public domain against AG Gani Patail are just too numerous for the government to ignore. As such, on behalf of the Rakyat I beg PM Najib to hear the Rakyat’s voice. The PM should know that the Rakyat is unhappy that he has said that it is not necessary to constitute a tribunal to look into this. The Rakyat wonders why the government must defend this AG until it affects the credibility of PM Najib’s government. This may only fuel suspicion that AG Gani Patail and Musa Hassan have a hold on the PM and other government leaders. PM Najib must dispel this by taking firm action.

PM Najib must not lose the plot. PM Najib has already shown that he will walk the talk when it comes to the Rakyat. I am sure PM Najib is sensitive to the Rakyat’s feelings. He is already popular with the reforms undertaken so far. So, let it not be dampened by the allegations surrounding AG Gani Patail. The Rakyat will support PM Najib in all his reform plans especially when the Rakyat trust there is no cover-ups.

Tan Sri Datuk Robert Phang Miow Sin is a prominent civil society leader, a Justice of Peace and a former member of the MACC advisory panel

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Quite partisan and edging away from a bold statement or two in the past. Kinda disappointing and though qualified, wealthy and networked enough, yet probably will not have the courage to run as an indpendent candidate. Abit too pro-Xian around the edges and possibly with skeletons in closets as well . . . better than no choice for independant candidates, but would Tan Sri Datuk Robert Phang dare to take the righteous path than being so unsteady in facing the PDRM and with an agenda against Nazri faction? How about communicating to the Malay Rulers on the Bumiputra-Apartheid issue?

Not too old but wavering as hell, and in 2 decades or so, no longer viable. Run for candidacy as an independant if you dare Tan Sri and stop sniping from the sidelines like some of us who have not built reputations or wealth sufficiently to properly join the battle or have had reputations sabotaged. Make clear or run for candidacy on the below, find proxies as independent 3rd Forcers, otherwise file a lawsuit instead of floundering around pointing fingers shamefully like this. The 3 items again to take a stand on :

1) Freedom from Apartheid/Fascism (UNHCR Article 1)
2) Freedom from Religious-Persecution/Religious-Supremacy. (UNHCR Article 18)
3) Equality for all ethnicities and faiths in all aspects of policy, Law and Constitution. (UNHCR Article 1)

Political attacks on Nazri should not take precedence over the above 3 items. File a lawsuit with the UN about the above Robert, our so-called CM of Penang and ‘Chinese leader’ doesn’t have the focus to do that, being a bronze souled product of nepotism that does not know that campaign promises need to be kept and that quorums are the only thing that qualifies a CM’s seat, not a father’s ‘gift placement’ shamelessly and undemocratically accepted. Heck even term limitless Mubarak-Gaddaffi style LKS would not make the central committee in DAP if there were OPEN ELECTIONS in undemocratic DAP.

 

 

ARTICLE 4

We despise violence – Tuesday, 27 March 2012 17:33

Twenty-five years ago at the Kuala Lumpur Thean Hou Temple, the ruling and opposition party took the same stand and protested against the authority for allocating teachers who did not understand Chinese to hold high positions in Chinese primary schools. Twenty-five years later, how could there be an attempt violent at the rally intended to protest against the shortage of teachers in Chinese primary school?

People strongly condemned the violent incident during the Himpunan Hijau 2.0 rally on 26 February, but why didn’t they severely condemn the violent attempt at the rally?

I can only say that the Malaysian political struggle has incandesced and the people’s emotions have been stirred up. It is now an either you or I die battle.

Unfortunately, the attempt violence has shifted the focus which should be on the call to solve the serious shortage of Chinese vernacular school teachers. Who can still remember the four major motions passed by the rally? The incident has led to a war of words and more important works has been forgotten.

Violence used at any rallies can actually be studied from two angles.

Firstly, it is undeniable that politics has distorted the people’s sense of right or wrong and judgement. It is common to see double-standard practices.

They condemn severely when supporters of the other party use violence but when supporters of their own party do the same, they claim that the victim has self-directed the incident or deserves the violent treatment. If the situation goes on like this, the Malaysian politics will not only become a joke, but as well continue to sink.

It is not the first time to see the act of violence. It is worrisome that people might become insensitive as it is increasingly common.

Politicians are busy staging shows and have completely ignored the act of violence, or even assault. It is indeed a connivance.

There is only one standard for right and wrong. No one should play with the law to achieve political purposes. If the ruling and opposition parties do not follow the established rules of the game, even a general election would not be able to resolve contradictions and the society will be in a state of unrest.

Most horribly, isolated act of violence might evolve into collective acts of violence, which could destroy the country.

Secondly, if grievances and emotions have been provoked continuously but no way to vent the anger is provided, it would become a violent force, resulting in the loss of control.

The accumulation of grievances might go on for decades, such as the unfair treatment received by Chinese education. However, it could also be an unexpected event, like the rare-earth refinery plant issue.

When grievances are accumulated, the confrontation will become increasingly fierce. Grievances would affect rationality and they take it as an act of justice to knock down the other party, no matter by what kind of means.

Stirring up emotions, including exposing scandals of the authorities, also has a strong vote gaining effect. When emotions become increasingly passionate, rationality will relatively abate. It will be useless no matter how well the ruling party does.

Therefore, those in power must listen to public opinion and adjust their policies to relieve social grievances and avoid emotional voting.

A society tolerating, or even advocating, violence must be a problematic society. We should despise violence or the acts of violence will destroy the rule of law and civilisation.

-Sin Chew Daily

Commentator comments :

Tuesday, 27 March 2012 17:49 posted by @Truemalaysian

If there was an assault, how come there is no recording of it? How come none of the security personnels surrounding and protecting him see anything, and if there was, how come nobody was arrested?

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They have the tech (including make up rooms etc..) to fake ANYTHING for visual as of now. Want to see a contrived lockdown? They can even FAKE a riot, complete with bloodied people etc.. Much like MB killer Ambiga suddenly begins leading Bersih 2.0 then refusing to run for election. They are just not using this tech based method of fake film yet until they have the ‘psychic underlay’ standardized to complete the faking sense, if not find a fake Anwar to sodomise another Saiful etc. to leak a video AGAIN.

Aggravated homosexuality charges anyone? Especially for Muslims and the lack of UNHCR Article 18 rights (Constitutional Article 11 of Malaysia’s Constitution), this should be a death sentence if the BN bunch get too nervous whether or not the ‘psychic’ underlay is ready or not. They’ll hire some animator to make all their worst enemies do any reputation ruining scenarios at worst and then pass judgment with that ‘crony panel’ (especially in such political cases – unless the foreign Unis these LEGAL JUNTA got their degrees from will withdraw those degrees and kick them out of their Greek Alphabet and Masonic clubs to becom degreeless) they call a Judiciary.

 

ARTICLE 5

What matters to ordinary Malaysians is not privileges but their rights – LETTERS/SURAT = Thursday, 29 March 2012 admin-s

It is always and all about: see what we are doing for the Malays; see what development we have brought for you; look at the roads and expressways; look at the future of public transport and rail systems we promise to build; witness the billionaires we are creating; and so on and so forth.

J. D. Lovrenciear

If you go by the standard operating procedures of the BN political machinery and practice, for the past fifty over years, and more so in the past thirty years, ‘privileges’ has been the sanctioned and sacrosanct principle.

But if you take inventory of the DAP, PKR and PAS manifestations, it is easily noticeable that they are selling ‘rights’. Their thrust has been – especially from the pre-2008 election year to now, one of returning to the man and woman in the street their basic and fundamental rights as citizens and as humans.

As society progresses in thought and feelings over time, humanity awakens to the importance of rights. Society begins to register an understanding that privileges belonged to the feudalistic era of bygone times.

Privileges belonged to a time a time and space where the masses would glorify their rulers and lords for whatever the powers-that-be would have spared for the masses. The masses would say, “at least my master gave me this.”

But man is no more beholden to politicians and leaders and rulers. Man – all over the world is now saying, “you are there because we put you there.”

‘Rights’ therefore has become the mantra of contemporary politics.

Rights is also the product of the seeds of religion that was sowed since the dawn of Islam and Christianity. Today, if you witness the Egyptian Spring, it is no surprise as it is the precipitation of the people’s reaction to the long ignored ‘rights’ and the much favored ‘privileges’ by the authorities.

The same would apply in China, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines or anywhere in the world. We have entered a new age and awakening – thanks to technology, and more so because humanity is evolving, lest we forget.

Today, in Malaysia, if you observe the BN political mantras and preaching and actions, it is very clear it is one that is solidly anchored on privileges. It is always and all about: see what we are doing for the Malays; see what development we have brought for you; look at the roads and expressways; look at the future of public transport and rail systems we  promise to build; witness the billionaires we are creating; and so on and so forth.

In summary BN is a firm believer in the philosophy of creating privileges for the masses. So do not question how the political leaders live their lives. Just be grateful how well BN has given you something along the way.

Now, on that same wavelength, if you were to summarize the opposition parties’ preaching and promises and actions, they are consistently championing the returning of the rights of the rakyat.

The right to free education; the right to knowledge of the ‘how and what’ of businesses undertaken by government and affecting the man in the street (i.e. through the abolishing of the OSA, for example); the right to information (i.e. the abolishing of the Printing and Publishing Act); the rights of religion and religious practices; and many more ‘rights’ of the rakyat is what the opposition is peddling.

Now who among the two political groups – BN and Opposition, is doing the right thing at the right time?

The world around us is full of evidence that humanity is all about rights and not privileges. The new century we are operating in is one that liberates the human soul through technology, knowledge capital and faith. And as much as religion teaches and technology supports this quest to be liberated, the rights of humanity will be the fulcrum of politics today for tomorrow.

Commentator comments :

written by Hakim Joe, March 29, 2012 09:21:40
J. D. Lovrenciear, what are you talking about here? Malaysians already have these “rights” as enshrined in the Constitution. What we do not possess is the privilege of exercising these “rights”. Voting Opposition is the right way of attempting to wrestle back these “privileges” but can anyone really trust the politicians from both side of the political divide?

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J. D. Lovrenciear is indeed white washing the failures to keep election promises and massive abuses or undemocratic practices by PR. The 4th last paragraph is particularly propaganda like. Try 3rd Force instead and be careful of people like JD, mercenary writers . . .

ARTICLE 6

Why discriminate against straight people? – Thursday, 22 March 2012 Super Admin (Raja Petra Kamaruddin)

Anyway, why are you just focusing on gays? Do only gays pay tax? Straight people pay tax as well. So why are you not also taking into consideration straight people? As you said, 30% of Malaysians are gays. That means 70% are straight. So straight people are the majority. And since Malaysia is a democracy, don’t the needs of the majority count?

NO HOLDS BARRED

Raja Petra Kamarudin

The government needs to create a “homosexual rehabilitation centre” to combat the phenomenon in Malaysia, according to Barisan Nasional MP who today claimed 30% of Malaysian men were gay.

According to a Bernama Online report, Datuk Baharum Mohamad (BN-Sekijang) said in Parliament today that this was to aid those with homosexual tendencies or engaged in same-sex relationships to stop such behaviour.

“We have to find a solution to combat these activities from getting rampant just like the efforts we take to combat drugs,” Baharum said.

“A study has found that, right now, three out of 10 men in Malaysia are gay. This is scary.” (The Malaysian Insider)

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Dear Datuk Baharum Mohamad,

I refer to your proposal in Parliament yesterday and would like to say that I found it most interesting. Sometimes I wish I had stood for elections so that I can be in Parliament to participate in these most stimulating debates. Alas, I am resigned to the fact that I am only able to witness these Parliament debates on TV. And since I live in the UK, the only Parliament debates I can witness are those on BBC, which means I get to see only the UK Parliament debates.

I must admit that the UK Parliament debates are quite boring. They only debate issues like the world economy, how to ensure that the UK is spared the economic onslaught and can survive the next three years intact without any severe hardship to the 71 million British citizens, how to reduce unemployment, how to provide homes for the homeless, how to ensure that the old and sick are taken care off, how to improve the British education system so that students receive the best and world-class education, how to achieve zero-racism in the UK and moves to impose heavy penalties for all and any acts of racism, and whatnot.

Sometimes I wonder why I even waste my precious time watching these Parliament debates when I could get better entertainment following Malaysian Parliament debates about the need to set up rehabilitation centres for gays.

I am quite surprised that you said only 30% of Malaysians are gays. I think I remember reading somewhere that the figure is as high as 50%. But maybe that includes closet gays as well. I take it you are talking about those who have come out of the closet. Anyway, 30% or 50% is not really the issue that concerns me. What does is the fact that you are proposing facilities for just male gays while leaving out those female gays and those who are straight.

I take it your interest is to ensure that you can ‘turn over’ gays to become straight. Hmm…turning over gays. That was no pun intended but don’t you find it quite hilarious that you want the government to turn over gays? I mean, gays are already turning over, if you know what I mean. So you probably meant that they should be turned over the other way.

Anyway, why are you just focusing on gays? Do only gays pay tax? Straight people pay tax as well. So why are you not also taking into consideration straight people? As you said, 30% of Malaysians are gays. That means 70% are straight. So straight people are the majority. And since Malaysia is a democracy, don’t the needs of the majority count?

For example, according to PDRM, the 2007 report shows that 0.5% of fatal traffic accidents are caused by drunk drivers. This would mean 99.5% of fatal traffic accidents are caused by those who do not drink. Hence, why would we need to send drivers who drink for rehabilitation? Instead, we should be sending all those drivers who do not drink for rehabilitation. If non-drinkers cause 99.5% of fatal traffic accidents, then non-drinkers are dangerous and should not be allowed to drive. And they should be sent for rehabilitation and not be allowed to drive unless they start drinking. Hence fatal traffic accidents would be reduced drastically.

If you were to read the Quran, you will see that an entire chapter has been devoted to adultery. The Islamic law of Hudud also addresses this issue and has laid down severe punishment for adultery. Hence Islam is more concerned with adultery than gays. Even the Ten Commandments say you shall not bonk your neighbour’s wife. It does not say you shall not bonk your neighbour’s husband.

Adultery is a more serious problem compared to those who indulge in a gay lifestyle. So should the government not also set up rehabilitation centres for adulterers and adulteresses who are straight?

Why are only gays given attention? As you said, only 30% of Malaysians are gay. There are more adulterers and adulteresses amongst straight people. I am sure for every one gay that you detect you could probably detect ten straight adulterers and adulteresses. So should we not also extend this rehabilitation service to straight adulterers and adulteresses? They too pay tax. Should not they too receive the benefit of the tax they are paying?

Another problem, which is even more serious, is corruption. Corruption is even more damaging to the country compared to people bonking each other or gays turning each other over (this time pun intended). People who give as well as receive bribes should both be rehabilitated, just like gays who give as well as receive should be rehabilitated (again, pun intended).

I am not sure whether the government should set up just one rehabilitation centre in each district with different sections or whether there should be separate rehabilitation centres for gays, straight adulterers and adulteresses, people who give and receive bribes, drivers who do not drink, people who cheat in the elections, people who lie and distort the truth, etc.

Whatever it is, I agree we need some form of rehabilitation for evildoers, deviants, perverts, transgressors, and whatnot. Malaysia is rapidly going downhill and unless we arrest the problem we may soon see the country going down a slippery slope. My only issue is that it is unfair to focus just on gays while excluding this same benefit to other tax-paying Malaysians, who are in fact paying even more tax than gays. I hope you can bring this matter up in Parliament and get a healthy debate going. Malaysia needs Parliamentarians like you to save the country.

Commentator Comments :


written by @lynn, March 23, 2012 00:55:28
Some of the people in this country are so pathetic: perpetual obsession with sex, orientation, more sex, more religion. Can’t you people see all these non-critical issues are a DIVERSION from the serious issues faced by Malaysians?

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written by earthman, March 22, 2012 22:31:50
Yes!. Malaysian Parliament debates are much much more entertaining than the boring British Parliament.

Raja Yang Mulia, you missed one crucial point. That is , the whole Malaysian Parliamentarians should be send to the ” RPK Palia Rehabilitation Center ‘ in Birmingham , UK . And the fees would be more than enough to run MT.

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written by ck, March 22, 2012 22:13:27
Thieves pocketful, nothing to do and need a diversion…

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written by Nixcloud, March 22, 2012 16:08:43
this latuk is worried cos this also means 30% of MPs are gays…. and he is the majority shareholder in clubs and brothels…

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written by Malaysiaputra, March 22, 2012 15:58:24
Huh?. Then how about using the arrested prostitutes to educate these guys about regular sex?

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written by Saint, March 22, 2012 14:35:06
On a serious note, the government should pay attention to the woes of “divorced women” (especially Muslims), “abandoning newly born children” and “child abuse”. The UMNOBN government is a joke as they are no more in touch with the Rakyat. ABU

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written by petman, March 22, 2012 13:14:06
I’ve said it before, we need to get take power from the politicians. Most of them are either corrupt or stupid, or both. I’m seriously thinking of starting a technocracy movement. Those in favor of a technocracy, mod my post up!

ABP!! (Anyone but politicians!!)

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written by fireduck, March 22, 2012 12:59:59
Don’t worry, folks, the Obedient Wives Club and its horny members will come to the rescue. They will make the gays straight (pun intended) and stiff in no time. State-sponsored sex parties, willing service providers, desired outcome (still questionable) …. super good plan.

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written by Apeiron, March 22, 2012 12:06:44
The suggestion of setting up a “gay rehabilitation centre”, though sounds plain silly, is a political smoke-screen to get the Rakyat riled up and engaged in a public debate, both in the blogs and in coffee shop gossips, to condemn such “immoral activities”. We all know that the PR leader, aspiring to be the next PM, would be the target.

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written by mbz777, March 22, 2012 11:11:42
aiya, why so troublesome? just follow the law in Quran or Torah the best deterrent is for all evildoers, parade them around town from morning till evening then stone them to death in the middle of the town square la this planet is over-inhabited already after all that’s why we should have hudud! then all the Malaysia Chicken A*****es (MCA), National of Cows (NFC) and United MongoliaN Orgy (UMNO) members can all be exterminated from the face of our beautiful land! How nice will M’sia be then?

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written by wangi, March 22, 2012 10:34:39
I heard that among the activities of the proposed “homosexual rehabilitation centre”, is one where the centre will provide sex partners from the opposite sex for the gays. The purpose is to show to the gays that sex with members of the opposite sex is much, much better, more fun and more fulfilling.

So to all of you ‘gatal’ heterosexuals who wants to take advantage, pretend to be gay and get ready to line-up and get yourselves admitted to the “homosexual rehabilitation centre” once they are opened.

Free accommodation, free food and free sex.

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written by Sribayu, March 22, 2012 10:29:48
The Quran, which contains references on the previous events also found in the original Gospel Torah & The Bible. For every disease there is a sign, symptom and the causes. Quran don’t come with anything new and the Koran is filled with by prognoses. Just look at the ancient nations mentioned in the Quran and the people that Allah destroyed before.

They come with nothing new and its all the same old game. The games that the people playing today are the same games played before but with different names despite numerous warnings of the destructive consequences of their wrong conduct, they haven’t heeded. Ask them to look at the historical evidence in this regard to see what happened to the ancient nation of Aad, Thamud & Pharaoh. Quran shows us the same signs and symptom and telling us what the cause was. The Quran says”; “If you get the same decease that they had then you have the same prognoses that they have”.

(Quran: 6/45)
The sins which bring about the downfall of a people are numerous, the topmost being injustice, or better still, unfairness, saying clearly: The people, who are unfair, have their roots cut”.

(Matthew 15:19)
“For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, and blasphemies”

(Quran: 7: 130)
“And indeed We punished the people of Pharaoh with years of drought and shortness of fruits (crops), that they might remember (take heed).”

(Genesis 19:24)
Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven.

And this is again and again in the Quranic narratives, Torah & The Bible we see the same affliction or diseases affected human being till now.
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written by alfchuah, March 22, 2012 10:04:48
Can I suggest to the government, where more buildings are to be built and more money to be corrupted – why stop at gay rehabilitation center? I say, we should have a center for every sexual act! There are 3 kinds of blow job that come to mind. And there’s making out, there’s S&M, there’s outdoor sex, there’s car sex, there’s sex in a public toilet, there’s cyber sex, there’s frottage, there’s porn addiction, there’s BDSM, there’s orgy – Malaysian demand you build every such center for every sexual act! Why only benefit gay people? Do you not want other people, especially Muslim, to be the utmost obedient followers in the bedroom and otherwise?

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written by alfchuah, March 22, 2012 09:57:23
I say “hallelujah, it’s raining men!!!” We all know this is only another lie to spend money on behalf of Malaysian, in the name of gay.

RPK, when the first center is opening, could you please help promote it – I’m sure you know several closeted big queens in the government – who better than them to set up example for the public. I beg of you to yank them out of the closet, only you can do it ever so fabulously.

Gay rehabilitation center: read closely “gay” and “center”, in other words, a center full of gays, a rainbow spectrum of gays under the same roof. I can see how the government is ever so helpful and cheeky about legalizing homosexuality in this country by letting all gay men fraternize, socialize and sodomize in a one-stop center. I’m all for happy endings; it’s a free world, no one asks you to have gay sex if you are not gay – do gay people have straight vaginal sex?

All in the name of good governance. We have MACC – corruption gets worse; we have PDRM – well, we all know what goes down on that boat; we have the so-called government performance index, which even viagra couldn’t help raise its pole; we have a judiciary system – where new precedents of murder and corruption are made daily, where motive isn’t a factor for a murder and if you don’t use the corrupted money personally you’re not guilty; so now we have a gay rehabilitation center, I say, Malaysia is on its way to become the world’s first Muslim country to be completely homosexual and gay (happy) about it.

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written by malgal, March 22, 2012 09:45:19
they keep hitting the trees, our ministers.
rpk’s letter at least helped suspend my chronic toothache. i could laugh through the pain(tooth pain notwithstanding).

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written by Vic, March 22, 2012 09:39:26
Here are 2 examples of our beloved MPs respond to quires in Parliament. Aprt from the above, I wonder how many percent is such and should we keep them or get kick them out because based on their experts opinion of Malaysia we are DOOMED.
Example 1: “It is not at a critical level at the moment. Our limit or threshold is 55 percent of the Gross Domestic Product, we are now at 53 percent. So you don’t have to worry about it,” Awang told a stunned Parliament this morning.
Example 2: Kong Cho Ha is the second one who needs a thorough tongue-lashing for sheer lack of brains and thinking ability. When asked by DAP’s Tony Pua to explain the rising cost of the KLIA2 relocation and what was the rational behind choosing the new airport site, Kong’s grand answer was that it was because it was “based on the KLIA Blueprint December 2008”.

Dear Fellow Malaysian, Its look like we have elected these goons to run the country down not the other way round. We are so full of SHITS.

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written by Apek, March 22, 2012 09:16:26
May I stand to remind the supposedly learned member from Sekijang that to arrest a citizen and deprive him of his liberty, the crime must be clear and definite. It cannot be based on hearsay or blank allegation but must be tested against a well defined character of a crime. Now, how does the member of Sekijang define gay? Is is a personal trait that we are to look out for? Is it an act? Is it a word that someone says? Or is it defined based on what you think in your infinite wisdom that – “itu budak lembut”.

The stupidity of your comment in the August House can be further demonstrated by your suggestion that tax payers rehabilitate them. What is there to rehabilitate if you have not first defined what the criminal act or the criminal mind is (Oh sorry, now after Altantuya’s case, there is no need for criminal mind). What syllabus is there to make them straight? For that matter, what is straight? Can we define straight by Chua’s actions maybe? How about Port Dickson trips? Is that straight?

It occurs to me that the member of Sekijang has merely fired off his mouth merely to impress upon his political masters of his grovelling loyalty to their cause of attempting and attempting again to smear the name of certain members of Parliament. It is proof that no one is listening to Nalla in the Upper House and no one is listening to Umi Hafilda in the open streets – however much they prostitute themselves.

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written by syd, March 22, 2012 08:16:28
In the west, it was revealed that some children were abused by the priests. What makes everyone think that this happens only in the west? I am sure that the religious mullahs and monks are also having a great time sexually abusing the children put under their care. Hence many become transvestite in Thailand as monkhood is compulsory for buddhist. And many malay male undergrads walk funny as they are sexually abused in sekolah agama asrama and other government boarding schools.

These poor children have nobody to relate their problems to. Their parents have enough trying to feed and educate them. If your kids have poor exam results, eat poorly and always sick and misses classes, better start talking to them. Normally, these kids will shut their mouth and suffer in silence.

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written by Downunder, March 22, 2012 07:55:40
30% Malaysians are gays, it means 60% of all Malaysian men are gays. Wouldn’t that gays are actually in the majority? How many % are lesbians?

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written by ZamZamAlaKazam, March 22, 2012 07:53:14
…when your version of your religion is the only faithful one – in fact your religion is the only righteous one, and when your class of race is the equitable one, and when your form of aids to your class of race is the only equitable one, and when your type of political party(ies) is the only legitimate one, your version of education system/history/policy/___ (fill in the blank) is the only proper and valid one … well that’s what is happening. And here in MT you could see that many think that their opinion is the only right one.

We still have a long way to go, and we must ensure that we are moving in the straight, err… right direction..

[[[ *** RESPONSE *** ]]]

Flippant. You know how this reads?

RPK goes . . . And since Malaysia is a democracy, don’t the needs of the majority count? . . . then . . . My only issue is that it is unfair to focus just on gays while excluding this same benefit to other tax-paying Malaysians

How ingenuous can someone so well traveled and involved in politics get? The minorities and how minoritiers are treated is what typifies a democracy, not the other way around. For example, in Africa, the Chinese minorities get Special Privileges BECAUSE they are minorities. So by saying ‘don’t the needs of the majority count’ Raja Petra is tacitly approving Bumiputra APARTHEID in which the needs of the minorities are ignored for the needs of the majority. There is nothing more unpleasant than a homophobic faux-beatnik wearing a Maoist cap who is pretending o be persecuted by the state, that spews racism as if the readers are incapable of fathoming what they are spewing. Very disappointing RPK, lets hope Tengku Dr. Haris is not a false flag pretending to boycott you as well RPK. We’d like to think there were proponents of REAL Royal exceptionalism instead of manipulative b.s. couched in half baked propaganda articles.

At first to save face from homophobic statements, now Petra goes hudud on everyone as well. Adultery is bad but should not be treated in this ‘lock them up in rehab’ (suggested along with LGBTs) manner – Hate Speech Crime so nicely and cleverly put IS STILL Hate Speech Crime – insincerity will not be forgiven even if intelligent and charismatic – civilisational values will not give way to mere intelligence, guess which race has trhe lowest EQ again? Or shall we just say this is something that afflicts the older generation? Don’t like LGBT, fine, but live and let live. Why attack like this?  I’m glad that the MCLM bunch left RPK though articles in MalaysiaToday are still very good . . .

http://www.malaysia-today.net/mtcolumns/from-around-the-blogs/46282-why-rpk

….. Stump-jumpin’ Jethro is using all three of his brain cells to talk! … RPK is effectively going, QUOTE ‘ I hate everybody irrelevant of other issues . . . ‘ UNQUOTE ‘JOHN F. HICKORY’ (VCPR)

Politically incorrect and manipulative in a very bad way. To distract from the earlier homophobia by using Theocracy now? Would say ‘Durian sama bangsa . . . ‘, but sorry, still too damn white . . . ‘ . . . 100% purebreeds only . . . we can’t have Mahathir Kuttys posing as Bumis while other Mamaks are not equal, and RPK is still trying to justify homophobia of the earlier article by widening the groups to discriminate against – adulterers – now via hudud no less!

Adulterers belong in a lower strata (not being rich enough to afford 2nd, 3rd or 4th wives or just envious of womenfolk of others without wanting the lifetime’s duty, wanting to be Muslim but unable to follow rules – though unable to change religion as well . . . ), but to use Hudud/theocracy against them in the form of suggesting ‘rehab centres’ for what is after all personal issues, instead of challenging the same by encouraging personal discipline, and advocating personal boycotts (by outlets like hotels etc..) at most of adultry is just ‘fundo-low’. What may seem a serious social issue is personal and private (also should be sued privately, and not ‘rehabbed’ via state apparatus)  in too many ways, regardless of the great numbers. Not easy for adulterers to be Muslims as well, and the corporeal punishment is just plain barbaric. How about counselling instead?

It’s their business, so when we find someone trying to institutionalise and rehabilitate instead of advocating districts or expulsions for whatever behaviour, we identify the closet authoritarians and closet dicators and closet theocrats apart from the ‘Voltarian’ minded people of the world. More epic fail, RPK! But what would we expect from a half blood prince in their 60s . . . too toff and stuffy while posing as ‘socially aware cool’, and not a word on ending apartheid thus far.

 

 

ARTICLE 7

‘WHY NOT EAT DOGS?’ Submitted by Najiah on Friday, March 12th, 2010 – Darshini Kandasamy – Friday, March 12th, 2010 12:14:00

* Datuk Dr Ahmad Suhaimi Omar
* dogs for human consumption
* Local
* Veterinary Services Department (DVS)

PETALING JAYA: Despite public furore, Veterinary Services Department (DVS) deputy directorgeneral, Datuk Dr Ahmad Suhaimi Omar, is sticking by his suggestion last week that stray dogs held at pounds be sold for human consumption — as a method of stray management.

While acknowledging it was a “sensitive” statement, the DVS deputy DG in charge of veterinary health, told The Malay Mail his words were unnecessarily ‘sensationalised’.

He insisted that the suggestion would create a “win-win” situation, explaining that stray dogs captured are now kept for seven days — and humanely euthanised if the dogs remained unclaimed after the week.

“Once the dog is caught and nobody claims it, what do you suggest we do? If people want to consume (dogs), why not let them?

“We have to pay for euthanasia as it has to be done professionally by a veterinarian. In any case, who are we to euthanise any animal?” posed Dr Ahmad.

If the slaughter of an animal is for the purpose of consumption, Dr Ahmad argued that “in principle, most religions would basically allow the slaughter”.

Still, he pointed out that he was not asking people to just eat dog meat. He argued that foreigners like the Vietnamese and Koreans consume dog meat; and understood this was a sensitive issue for Malaysian culture and standards.

“We should not impose our values onto others. If you cannot eat dog meat, you cannot stop me from taking it. Like pork, for example. I cannot eat it but I cannot stop you from eating it.

“This is how we have been able to live harmoniously in Malaysia. We have to be open. It is an individual decision, if others want to eat it, it is up to them.”

Stating he was merely throwing in the idea, he told The Paper That Cares: “I knew it was sensitive, I purposely said it. It was high time to say it. The NGOs are all against it and I know the dog is a pet to most of us.”

Even a farmer, who has raised his cattle lovingly would not be willing to eat the animal when slaughtered, he noted.

“I do stress that if the dogs are to be slaughtered, it must then be done properly and there should be no cruelty at all.”

Dr Ahmad also claimed that while there were a few people who objected to his suggestion at the forum on effective animal pound management, organised by the Petaling Jaya Municipal Council Canine Advisory Team on March 2, he felt the body language of many there suggested they were “excited” by his words.

The suggestion to sell caught stray dogs for consumption will help ease the system and reduce the council’s problem.

“Let this be a lesson to pet owners to not let their dogs stray. It is a matter of responsible pet ownership. We have to educate pet owners, but this will take a long time.”
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CHIN: Labels Dr Ahmad’s suggestion ‘barbaric’

KUALA LUMPUR: Animal lovers are up in arms over the suggestion by Veterinary Services Department’s (DVS) top man condoning the slaughter of stray dogs for human consumption.

Describing the suggestion as barbaric, the Selangor Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) is now demanding that DVS deputy director-general (veterinary health) Datuk Dr Ahmad Suhaimi Omar, retract this suggestion.

Visibly upset, SPCA chaiman Christine Chin told The Malay Mail that SPCA was extremely disappointed with Dr Ahmad’s suggestion — especially in view of his position as the “number two or three person in DVS, who should be promoting humane, sustainable, effective and acceptable solutions to the stray problem”.

“He is not a nobody,” Chin pointed out. “As a possible DVS director-general candidate, he is supposed to be protecting the animals.

“He is in charge of prosecuting people who are cruel to animals.”

While she felt Dr Ahmad did make some good suggestions during the March 2 forum on effective animal pound management, Chin described the dog meat suggestion as having thrown DVS back to the dark ages and undermined every bit of good DVS had ever done, especially in drafting its 2008 guidelines on humane dog-catching methods.

Stating that Dr Ahmad’s suggestion was “barbaric, inhumane, provocative, unbelievable and incredulous”, she said: “We are a society that doesn’t eat dogs. It is not a custom in Malaysia.

“Even in China, animal lovers have banded together to seek legal amendments to ban the consumption of dogs and cats. In Taiwan, it is illegal. What about cats?”

Meanwhile, Malaysian animalassisted therapy society for the disabled and elderly (Petpositive) president, Anthony Thanasayan, described Dr Ahmad’s suggestion as “misplaced and terribly insensitive.”
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THANASAYAN: Dogs are life savers

He said the suggestion only reflected how out of touch DVS was.

“That he thinks dogs are only good as food on the table shows what he thinks of the role animals have been playing in our society, especially today.

“Dr Ahmad must remember that if a building falls down and he gets caught in the rubble, it is not a chicken that will come to save him. He would have to rely on the dog he suggests we eat.”

He said dogs are loving and play a positive role such as saving people’s lives and helping those in need of therapy.

Noting sarcastically that Dr Ahmad may have felt he was being clever, Thanasayan said the suggestion was purely a cerebral statement and not from the heart.

“Whatever he was trying or hoping to do, it did not work… he might as well ask us to eat our children.”

Thanasayan also pointed out that dogs from the pounds often carried disease and no one would want to or should eat such meat.

[[[ *** RESPONSE *** ]]]

Don’t attack Dr. Ahmad for being outspoken in his approach to wasting what is after all edible food. This is only in reference to animals fit for eating. Probably most strays would not qualify and I doubt Dr. Ahmad was referring to the thin, sickly and diseased stray but the heavily fleshed and well fed medium and large breeds which are to be put down or abandoned by ex-owners. But still a rather unpleasant but likely viable cottage industry for scavenging the remains of these strays could be made if Veterinary Department made proper arrangements with the stern of heart and strong of stomach to separate the edible portions of the sickest strays from the inedible parts.

This low grade meat of course would likely end up as feed for other carnivorous animals like edible reptiles or amphibians, just to give an example and the very inedible but still organic portions would be best left for snail and worm rearers. Blood can also be drained and processed into other edible products which could be perhaps sold to commercial fish feed makers or such. Did you know that many organic waste sources from farming are processed in this manner into feed products too? Nothing should be wasted in this day and age. Rat catchers could make a small fortune rearing edible food animals which do not mind eating rat or which will not be affected by disease carried by rats.

Of course if not disposed in this ecologically friendly manner after being put down, carcasses will pollute the environment to no one’s benefit if they take up space in decaying landfills producing global warming methane, or pollute the air by cremation. Let’s not attribute Dr. Ahmad’s scientific based familiarity with the stark practicalities in the animal husbandry/feed business to being callous. The flesh/organs/bones of the dead pet, especially if not diseased or too old, are still obviously nutritious and life giving and can be sold as viable restaurant grade meat to better fund the Veterinary Department or at the very least made into a nutritious broth for non-vegetarian soup kitchens.

So if something edible is thrown away, or put into a wooden box, then buried to breed dangerous microbes for decades when there are hungry people on the street who would appreciate the sustenance, throwing away or consigning to rot what is in effect FOOD would be SINFUL. Think of the eco-friendly efficiency of the Zoroastrian “Towers of Silence” and you get what I mean. There is a brutally efficient cycle in nature, and letting emotion get the better of logic instead of thinking green will result in a world filled with cemetaries of dead husks better put to work back in the increasingly depleted soil. Even sewage should be processed properly via natural biological methods instead of being sent to the ocean to pollute and poison the environment.

The Chinese ate dogs until the Dog Worshipping Manchu’s forbade it. Koreans very much treat dog meat as a regular part of their diet. Tycoon Li Ka Shing has an entire label of canned dog meat being sold in his convenience stores. Dog meat plants throng in many parts of Asia. There are also fish, pigs and cows which are pets of people. Does this mean that all these types of animals are to be considered inedible because some are treated as pets??? Stop this dietary fascism! Though concession on the spiritual issue of allowing an animal to live the course of natural life in a natural environment (that means not being stuck in the home of a psychotic supposedly ‘doting’ owner who does not ask if that animal wants to live among others of it’s own kind or that thinks neutering without consent (many pets can’t communicate that they don’t want neutering but their owners send them off for castration or spaying at the equally EQ-dead Veterinary Surgeon anyway), or being stuck in a circus FOREVER working but never earning (the biggest PAYDAY for an animal if FREEDOM, NOT daily food which it can hunt or forage on it’s own WITHOUT any human ‘oversight AFTER licving habitates are destroyed by the same humans – little wonder caged animals want to kill humans so much . . . ) or never being allowed to retire, having a timetable non-consensually . . . ) AND that vegetarians are ‘cleaner’ though far less suitable for certain types of work in society (i.e. meat eating soldiers more effective etc..), cannot be argued against.

Bears

http://www.buzzle.com/articles/circus-animal-cruelty.html

http://jerrybrice.wordpress.com/2009/10/27/ice-skating-captive-bear-kills-circus-owner-in-bishkek-kyrgyzstan/

http://rt.com/news/rampaging-circus-bear-kills/comments/

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/8320849.stm

Elephants

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/article3256472.ece

http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2011/12/7/nation/20111207182804&sec=nation

http://www.snopes.com/critters/malice/elephant.asp

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/national/elephant-kills-trekking-veterinary-student-in-malaysia-20111208-1ufz3.html

Tigers

http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/1997-05-09/news/9705090201_1_franzen-lucca-circus

http://english.pravda.ru/hotspots/disasters/06-10-2010/115243-lion_attacks_trainer-0/

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1997-05-09/news/9705090301_1_franzen-brothers-circus-circus-workers-tiger

http://articles.latimes.com/1990-10-28/news/mn-4918_1_bengal-tiger

http://www.kidzworld.com/article/3896-animals-in-captivity

Chimpanzees

http://articles.cnn.com/2009-02-16/us/chimp.attack_1_sandra-herold-chimp-travis?_s=PM:US

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,494067,00.html

http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news/local&id=6661427

http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1880229,00.html

http://africanconservation.org/forum/news-archives-around-africa/1178-chimpanzee-kills-kigoma-town-resident

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/06/100621-science-chimpanzees-chimp-gangs-kill-mitani/

Did the above bears, elephants, tigers and chimpanzees consent to doing any work for anyone? To perform for your entertainment? To be controlled during ‘musth‘ ? Much like human rights, animals also have their rights. To live in a community of their own species, to not be isolated, to refuse to do heavy work or perform at any time (well at least up to the point of humane work hours with days off AND with the right to retire on a ‘pension’ . . . Prevention of Cruelty to Animals needs to consider these FACTS. Not just about appearing naked or throwing paint on fur . . .) Now think, if any human being were subject to the above, would they not want to rip someone’s heart out? Some animals out of a colony of the same species who CHOOSE and can be encouraged (not manipulated or forced in isolation) to perform consensually, could still continue performing but these should be few and far between if anything.

Conversely, as the saying goes, “Do not play with your food.” now also learn this : “Do not befriend your food.” The former owner had already neglected the animal or deemed it be put down, or cannot afford to support the animal any more. The buyer of the dog meat would have no emotional bond, nor would the soul of the animal know any difference if it’s physical husk is used to satiate someone’s hunger. If a dead pet is edible, please do the right thing and feed the hungry ! Use local stitched pelts to clothe the cold in temperate countries. Make useful products like bone meal to feed other pets or even livestock. If you prefer to bury a dead pet animal underground so that as to weep over the carcass every year, remember, the planet would eventually be filled with graveyards of dead pets competing with the living humans in driving up land prices further just to stoke the egos of the selfish while nutrients are sequestered away in coffins or urns instead of enriching the soil again as nature intended, even as living humans are already finding it increasingly expensive to have their own dead interred. Is Dr. Ahmad’s solution so unthinkable now when viewed holistically? This logic also may be applied to humans as well (think soylent greem), and population and space levels have not yet reached a saturation point but eventually the same problem will creep up on us in time if hastened with this form of inconsiderate indulgence which sequesters the space of the living and impacts the future for the living and mankind.

BUT, this ‘ownership of pets’ thing is an abomination unless at a certain level of space and species-colony association, probably the only pet owners will be peole with fair sized tracts of land to build habitats of a size able to simulate natural surroundings for the animal and accomodate a reasonable colony of that animal FROM which the owner could begin considering ‘training’ for performance . . . think – a single pride of 5-10 lions requires up to 100 miles of hunting space, WTH is a circus cage and isolation you cruel f***s ??? . . . meat though, should NOT be wasted.

4 Articles on Stars and How They Shine Not Very Brightly Where it Counts – late September 2011 updated on Mar 2012

In 1% tricks and traps, Hollywood, TSA, USA, Wealth distribution on January 18, 2012 at 3:14 pm

ARTICLE 1

What’s that old saying about never working with children or animals? Salma Hayek struggles with a giant cat during photocall – by Jade Watkins Last updated at 3:48 AM on 27th September 2011

The late great comedian, W.C. Fields said you should ‘Never work with children or animals.’ But Salma Hayek didn’t have a choice when it came to that famous old chestnut as she promoted her film Puss in Boots in Moscow, today. The 45-year-old actress appeared to be struggling with a giant ginger cat handed to her by an assistant during a photo call for the 3D movie.

Moggy melee: Salma Hayek struggles with a giant ginger cat during a photocall to promote her 3D animated movie Puss In Boots in Moscow today Moggy melee: Salma Hayek struggles with a giant ginger cat during a photocall to promote her 3D animated movie Puss In Boots in Moscow today Dressed in a Russian-inspired outfit consisting of a black printed dress and leather knee high boots, she looked perplexed holding onto her heavy feline friend. She did however feel a little more comfortable clutching onto a white fluffy kitty, beaming for the cameras as she cuddled the furry moggy in her arms.

The brunette beauty was also joined by co-star Antonio Banderas, with whom she posed and hammed around with for some publicity snaps. Having a ball: The brunette beauty was also joined by co-star Antonio Banderas, with whom she posed and hammed around with for some publicity snaps Having a ball: The brunette beauty was also joined by co-star Antonio Banderas, with whom she posed and hammed around with for some publicity snaps

The 51-year-old Spaniard looked casual and cool in a pair of light denim jeans, grey t-shirt and a black leather motorcycle jacket. New animated film Puss In Boots sees Banderas reprise his role as the swashbuckling cat from the Shrek films. Salma is a new addition to the cast, playing Puss’s love interest, a tuxedo cat named Kitty Softpaws.

Feline friend: Salma appeared more comfortable clutching onto a white fluffy kitty; beaming for the cameras as she cuddled the furry creature in her arms Feline friend: Salma appeared more comfortable clutching onto a white fluffy kitty; beaming for the cameras as she cuddled the furry creature in her arms Look into my eyes: The actress and the creamy kitty appeared to be captivated by one another The 3D film, which has been in the works since 2004, won’t be released in cinemas until November this year. Salma touched down in Russia sometime in the last 24 hours with her gorgeous little girl Valentina.

Their arrival came after the pair surprised onlookers over the weekend as they were escorted through LAX airport in a wheelchair. Pushed by an airport official, at first glance there were fears that the actress may have had some kind of injury. I’m watching you: Antonio kept a close eye on the cuddly cat But it appeared that the Frida star and her adorable girl, who just turned four this week, were just taking a ride. The mother and daughter duo were smiling as they were wheeled around to the departure gate to catch a flight. Salma held on tight to her mini-me daughter, who was pretty in a pink sweater, a matching rosette headband and grey jeans.

Salma’s arrival in Russia came after she and her daughter Valentina surprised onlookers over the weekend when they were escorted through LAX airport in a wheelchair Ride: Salma’s arrival in Russia came after she and her daughter Valentina surprised onlookers over the weekend when they were escorted through LAX airport in a wheelchair Salma and her family have been seen happy and relaxed during their travels, despite being hounded by recent claims from supermodel Linda Evangelista that Salma’s husband François-Henri Pinault is the father of her four-year-old son Augustin. The supermodel is battling the CEO in a New York court for $46,000 (£28,000)-a-month child support. Meanwhile, the actress is currently taking a break from filming Oliver Stone’s Savages in Los Angeles.

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It’s not right to coddle an adult animal like this. Maybe a young a animal at most separated from it’s mother by uncaring breeders from a pet shop. Animals should be socialising with their own kind in a natural environment. This is so unnatural. Constitutes animal cruelty. If you love something, you will let it go free. What does it truly want? To run off probably – into the wilderness and hunt small mammals or small birds. Not be isolated from it’s own community or species and be coddled – some young pets have been ‘coddled’ to death by the way – who knows intentionally?

This is something like where Orang Utans are used as surrogate babies. Or cats are doomed to a life of brainwashing among their tyrant owners who imprint their twisted mentality on the animals. Well cats grow up, and they do not ask to be neutered either, was it consensual, was the pet consulted? Didn’t even bother to learn their language huh? How would owners like that done to them instead? Little wonder some of the same owners say they want to come back as a ‘pet’ animal, little do they know the poetic justice that awaits them . . . Keeping of pets in isolation from communication with other pets AND at their leisure to roam, live a natural life in natural environments will one day be known as a cruel and barbaric practice. We live in dark times indeed, both man and pet . . . (. . . think slave breeding pens in early America or hobbling of Natives by breaking their legs . . . )

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Lesbian The L Word actress thrown off Southwest Airlines flight for kissing her girlfriend by Daily Mail Reporters Last updated at 3:04 PM on 27th September 2011 Actress: Leisha Hailey said she was a victim of homophobic discrimination after being kicked off a flight

The lesbian star of ‘The L Word’ claimed in a stream of Twitter messages last night that she and her girlfriend were kicked off a Southwest Airlines plane for kissing during the flight. Leisha Hailey, 40, tweeted that a flight attendant had told her that Southwest ‘was a “family” airline and kissing was not ok’, and that she and her companion were then ‘escorted off the plane for getting upset about the issue’. ‘SouthwestAir endorses homophobic employees,’ she tweeted. ‘Since when is showing affection toward someone you love illegal? I want to know what Southwest Airlines considers a “family”.’ She went on to tweet: ‘Boycott SouthwestAir if you are gay.

They don’t like us.’ Hailey, who starred on Showtime network’s ‘The L Word’ as Alice, a bisexual magazine writer and radio host, also demanded a public apology. The 40-year-old has also had roles on Grey’s Anatomy, Drop Dead Diva and CSI and is part of the electropop duo band, Uh Huh Her. She came out as a lesbian at age 17 and previously had a five year relationship with Canadian country singer K.D. Lang. Personal identity: Leisha Hailey plays a bisexual magazine editor on ‘The L Word’ which centres around a group of lesbians and transgender people in LA Personal identity: Leisha Hailey plays a bisexual magazine editor on ‘The L Word’ which centres around a group of lesbians and transgender people in LA The airline issued a statement saying initial reports it received about the incident ‘indicate that we received several passenger complaints characterizing the behaviour as excessive’.

‘Our crew, responsible for the comfort of all customers on board, approached the passengers based solely on behaviour and not gender,’ the airline said. ‘The conversation escalated to a level that was better resolved on the ground, as opposed to in flight.’ ‘I condemn them’: Rick Santorum claims he didn’t hear gay soldier being booed at GOP debate The statement concluded: ‘We regret any circumstance where a passenger does not have a positive experience on Southwest and we are ready to work directly with the passengers involved to offer our heartfelt apologies for falling short of their expectation.

Vent: Leisha Hailey demanded a public apology from the airline via Twitter An airline spokesman declined to comment beyond the prepared statement. The incident comes a little over three weeks after another celebrity, Green Day rocker Billie Joe Armstrong, was complained he was booted from a Southwest flight in Oakland, California, because he was wearing his baggy pants too low. Actor and director Kevin Smith also ran into trouble with the low-cost airline last year when he was kicked off a flight for being too fat. The heavy star originally booked two seats, he jumped at the chance to fly standby on an earlier flight, where only one seat was available.

Though dress and size also seem to rile the airline, this is not the first time Southwest Airlines has been accused anti-gay remarks and actions. RadarOnline.com previously reported, an unnamed pilot was heard over the radio — unaware it was on — complaining that his co-workers were ‘a continuous stream of gays and grannies and grandes’ he doesn’t care to socialize with in between stops. An hour before the airline posted a link to the statement on its Twitter page, Hailey was retweeting a comment calling attention to a page on the Southwest website where the airline had highlighted its ‘outreach and commitment to the GLBT community’. Southwest is the official airline of GLAAD and other similar groups.

Outrage: Ms Hailey took to her twitter account to tell of the incident Talk about a megaphone: the actress has over 17,000 Twitter followers Comment: Southwest Airlines said they had to ask the actress and her girlfriend to leave after complaints from passengers.

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Sue the airline for apartheid. Also if you are a real star or even worth 5 million, you could get your own private plane or helicopter and a private landing helipad that can be chartered by ORDINARY folk. Don’t subject yourself to this nonsense by flying with the public airports.

ow about setting up a private airport with Lady Gaga for example to give the people an option against the TSA? Oops, I forgot, Lady Gaga isn’t into much more than cosplay and does not care about the way here monsters get treated by the TSA or that would be little monsters starve in shelters or soup kitchens.

Private airlines anyone? Hello? Has American democracy ended and all that remains are stars that cannot be allowed to kiss on an airline? That are content to play with their imagery while the world rots away? American society crumbles?

Appearing naked (kudos the San Franners and Oregoners also Naked Subway, naker Day people for telling them Nudity is as acceptable as Burkha – were there ghostly draped Muslim women in either town yet? It’s their right . . . ), publicly lesbian, or draped in innards once in a while (even all the time) does not count as democracy – especially if you’re that wealthy to provide an alternative to the abuse of Big Society. Enough cash to make a difference and not a cent back to the society that fostered you with their wealth where it counts . . .

SUMMARY Stars shine in as many ways as they can. The 2 above examples could very well be sheeple among stars or stars turning into sheeple.

Which star is starry enough to end the TSA by starting an affordable private liner with private airstrips? Have an LGBT kissing allowed flight with nude air attendants of all sexes? Come on – SHINE, and not to dazzle the sheeple, but where it democratically counts if you dare not even run for election like Ronald Reagan and Arnold Schwarzeneggar (terrible policy writer/vetter though – he terminated the people of California not the state of California) did.

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George Clooney released after Sudan embassy arrest – 16 March 2012 Last updated at 21:52 GMT

George Clooney: ‘We were all in a cell together. It was nice”

George Clooney has been arrested for civil disobedience during a demonstration outside Sudan’s embassy in Washington DC on Friday.

The actor was taking part in a protest to warn of a humanitarian crisis in the volatile border area between Sudan and South Sudan.

He was detained alongside his father, Nick, but both have now been released after paying bail of $100 (£63).

George Clooney is a keen Sudan activist and has visited the area several times.

South Sudan celebrated its independence from Sudan in 2011, but relations between the two neighbours have worsened since then.

The country is one of the world’s poorest regions and has hardly any roads, railways, schools or clinics as a result of two decades of conflict leading up to independence from Sudan in July 2011.

Bitter disagreements remain over oil resources and borders, with conflict raging in the border region – the focus for Clooney’s concern.
‘We hope it helps’

Speaking to reporters following his release, Clooney said his key concern was the fate of those in the region.

“Best estimate is tens of thousands of people are going to die from starvation… this isn’t a famine, this is a man-made tragedy by the government of Khartoum to get these people to leave.”

“You never know if you are accomplishing anything… We hope it helps,” Clooney said.
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George Clooney gives evidence to US Senate Foreign Relations Committee

The actor said the arrest was his first, but added: “Let’s hope it’s my last.”

The Hollywood star, his father and fellow activists had been led away in handcuffs after reportedly ignoring repeated police warnings to leave the embassy grounds.

He was released three hours later after paying the bail fee.

Secret Service spokesman George Oglivie told the BBC how the arrest unfolded: “George Clooney was arrested for crossing a police line at the Sudan embassy and he’ll be transported to the Metropolitan police department second district.”

Also arrested, said Mr Oglivie, were Martin Luther King III, son of the civil rights leader; Massachusetts Democratic Congressman Jim McGovern; Virginia Democratic Congressman Jim Moran; and National Association for the Advancement of Colored People President Ben Jealous.

George Clooney’s arrest comes a day after he met President Barack Obama at the White House to discuss the Sudan situation.

Ahead of the rally, he said he thought the president was “very engaged” on the issue of Sudan.

Clooney also called on the Sudanese government to allow humanitarian aid in to the area immediately and to “stop randomly killing its own innocent men, women and children”.

The actor recently secretly travelled across the border to the Nuba Mountains in Sudan, where his group apparently witnessed a rocket attack. A YouTube video of the visit was uploaded on Thursday.

He told the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee this week that what was happening in the region was “ominously similar” to the violence in Darfur.

The UN estimates that nearly 300,000 people have died and 2.7 million been displaced since the Darfur conflict broke out in 2003.
Sudan: A country divided
Satellite image showing geography of Sudan, source: Nasa

The great divide across Sudan is visible even from space, as this Nasa satellite image shows. The northern states are a blanket of desert, broken only by the fertile Nile corridor. South Sudan is covered by green swathes of grassland, swamps and tropical forest.
Map showing Ethnicity of Sudan, source:

Sudan’s arid north is mainly home to Arabic-speaking Muslims. But in South Sudan there is no dominant culture. The Dinkas and the Nuers are the largest of more than 200 ethnic groups, each with its own languages and traditional beliefs, alongside Christianity and Islam.
Map showing infant Mortality in Sudan, source: Sudan household health survey 2006

The health inequalities in Sudan are illustrated by infant mortality rates. In South Sudan, one in 10 children die before their first birthday. Whereas in the more developed northern states, such as Gezira and White Nile, half of those children would be expected to survive.
Map showing percentage of households using improved water and sanitation in Sudan, source: Sudan household health survey 2006

The gulf in water resources between north and south is stark. In Khartoum, River Nile, and Gezira states, two-thirds of people have access to piped drinking water and pit latrines. In the south, boreholes and unprotected wells are the main drinking sources. More than 80% of southerners have no toilet facilities whatsoever.
Map showing percentage of who complete primary school education in Sudan, source: Sudan household health survey 2006

Throughout Sudan, access to primary school education is strongly linked to household earnings. In the poorest parts of the south, less than 1% of children finish primary school. Whereas in the wealthier north, up to 50% of children complete primary level education.
Map showing percentage of households with poor food consumption in Sudan, source: Sudan household health survey 2006

Conflict and poverty are the main causes of food insecurity in Sudan. The residents of war-affected Darfur and South Sudan are still greatly dependent on food aid. Far more than in northern states, which tend to be wealthier, more urbanised and less reliant on agriculture.
Map showing position of oilfileds in Sudan, source: Drilling info international

Sudan exports billions of dollars of oil per year. Southern states produce more than 80% of it, but receive only 50% of the revenue. The pipelines run north but the two sides have still not agreed how to share the oil wealth in the future.

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That $100 fine is laughable. Heck any 99%ter would not be given that ‘privilege’ and limelight for $100. The whole thing was contrived media b.s.! Stars do not best aid their country by leading limelight gaining protests but they CAN do something concrete like what Oprah did (schools in Africa), or open shelters for Veterans. This Sudan protest b.s. is high profile self promoting b.s..

It would be better to open a ‘Recuperation-Retirement Barracks’ (on the cheap somewhere so that more veterans can be housed, for the dignity of the ex-servicemen too injured to serve, than to perhaps let them DIE in dignity in than homeless on the street. George owes the military that much! Made a bundle off the film while the actual soldiers returend home to nothing? Its just a few meals and some cheap structures, Mr 160 million asset Plutocrat Thespian George.

Thats more than 300 401Ks you got there ‘Major Gates’. Support at least 100 veterans or go back to being a pretty boy (or as Hollywood says ‘Golden Boy’ i.e. Apple Polisher?). In any case People who defended the country are freezing or dying out there while you make noise about Sudan . . . while USA gets ass kicked by sang n1gg3rs, guess what plutocrats are doing? Profiting off the pain of others who defended them . . .

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Pulling no punches! Following her painful split from Russell Brand, Katy Perry goes to war in video for Part Of Me – By Holly Thomas – PUBLISHED: 15:42 GMT, 16 March 2012 | UPDATED: 17:11 GMT, 16 March 2012

Her divorce from Russell Brand has dominated headlines, and the pairs’ individual reactions to the break-up have been documented at every painful turn.

Following reports surfacing of Russell making a return to his former Lothario ways, Katy appears to have gone into army-mode, and a clip from her forthcoming video for the single Part Of Me shows an unfamiliar side of the star.

Wearing full camouflage and face paint, Katy is seen being pulled to the ground and wrestling in the mud.

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It’s war: A clip from Katy Perry’s forthcoming video for her single Part Of Me shows the star in full army-mode

At one point the Teenage Dream singer is seen struggling underwater with a fellow ‘solider’.

Katy is seen sporting tomboyish short dark hair, a departure from her usual colourful locks.

She announced the preview on Twitter, writing:

‘That was THEN & this is NOW: Sneak peek of my NEW VIDEO for #PARTOFME http://vevo.ly/yUcXvb @vevo. IN FULL EFFECT 3.21.12. RT!’

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yUcXvb @vevo. IN FULL EFFECT 3.21.12. RT!

Speculation had surrounded the singer’s new single Part of Me, which she performed at the Grammys and appeared to be about estranged husband Russell Brand.

With lyrics like, ‘You can keep the diamond ring – it don’t mean nothing anyway,’ many people believed that the song was aimed at the British comedian.

GI Katy: Katy sports tomboyish short dark hair in the tough new video, a departure from her usual colourful locks

Working out some aggression? The video sees Katy wrestling another female soldier in the mud

However, the 27-year-old has insisted that the track was written years before she even married Russell and their on going divorce proceedings have nothing to do with the song, despite their obvious relevance.

Katy said: ‘I wrote Part of Me two years ago and I always knew that Part of Me was a special song.

‘It feels like my life plays out with these songs. I feel like I’m in some kind of weird ‘Truman Show’ where I’m like, ‘Why is this single appropriate now and it wouldn’t have been appropriate then?’ It’s just so crazy.’

Tomboy: Katy is seen sporting short dark hair, a departure from her usual colourful locks

The blue-haired star added: ‘I guess the universe is kind of – we’re kind of like, dancing together in some weird way.

‘Does that make sense or am I being too hippie? I think it’s really important for me to write songs that are still honest and relatable because that’s what everyone else is going through.’

Her new song debuted during her performance at the Grammy Awards last month and it went straight to number one on the Billboard charts.

Mixed message: Katy says that the song was written long before her break-up with Russell, but there’s not denying the pertinence of the lyrics to her current situation

It was produced by Dr. Luke and mosty written by Bonnie McKee whom both were at the helm for her other chart toppers including California Gurls, Teenage Dream, and Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.).

The breakup anthem should help the star get over Russell, who is reportedly dating Mexican artist Oriela Medellin Amieiro, and her friends are encouraging her to get back in the saddle.

A source told HollywoodLife.com: ‘Katy has been very upset about the divorce.

Usual look: Katie looked pretty as usual as she performed at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles earlier this week

‘She never expected it to end and now she’s dealing with the aftermath.

‘But her friends are telling her to get back out there and date. They don’t want her to waste time being upset over Russell.’

Meanwhile Katy’s former love has found himself in hot water after being arrested form criminal damage to property.

Unforeseen trauma: Katy never expected to have to deal with divorce

A warrant was out for the actor’s arrest was issued soon after he threw a photographer’s phone through a window.

The 36-year-old comedian turned himself in to police in New Orleans Sheriff’s office today after learning he was wanted by officers.

According to TMZ, Russell was charged on two counts of simple criminal damage to property.
Russell Brand arrested for criminal damage after ‘throwing iPhone through window’

Mugshot: Russell Brand has beena rrested for criminal damage after ‘throwing iPhone through window’

Katy’s video will premiere worldwide during MTV First: Katy Perry on Wednesday, March 21, at 7:23 p.m. ET on MTV.

The star will also chat to MTV’s James Montgomery for 30-minutes about the video, her forthcoming album, Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection (out March 26), and her forthcoming concert movie, Katy Perry: Part of Me.

The comments below have been moderated in advance.

Damn, if people/journalists want to comment on military matters they should have some knowledge. She’s not dressed as an American soldier, she’s dressed as a United States Marine. The combats she’s wearing are MARPAT not UCP. Duh!

– Tony, Basingstoke, 16/3/2012 19:44
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I can definitely relate to the ‘Truman Show’ comment…it’s weird having those out-of-body experiences, and I’m sure being in the spotlight only amplifies it. Kudos to her for still maintaining her creative drive, despite going through a rough emotional patch. Some people handle things like this much worse.

– JT, San Francisco, CA, 16/3/2012 19:42
Rating   2

For a moment, I thought the top picture was Elijah Wood.

– floss, uk, 16/3/2012 19:35
Rating   5

Thought it was Adam Ant in the face paint!

– Caz56, London, England, 16/3/2012 19:25
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Is it me or does she look like Elijah Wood in the first pic?

– unknown, birmingham, 16/3/2012 19:04
Rating   24

I thought this was a photo of Elijah Wood!

– Neil, Maidenhead, UK, 16/3/2012 19:02
Rating   20

I’m sorry, but it’s impossible to take this woman seriously, so why produce a video with a military theme?? She’s all bubblegum.

– JR, San Francisco, CA, 16/3/2012 18:36
Rating   10

Honest to god… When I saw that first picture on the homepage I thought it was Elijah Wood.

– Dee, UK, 16/3/2012 18:33
Rating   6

She looks great, nice song and i’m looking foward to the full video.

– Sarah, UK, 16/3/2012 18:31
Rating   5

Thought it was Elijah Wood in the 1st pic!

– Paul , Essex, England, 16/3/2012 18:28

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Keep in character and donate something to the suffering veterans. Not lose character and go to the battlefield and become a celebrity liability like Prince William is in the eyes of the Navy. As for the other issue if not something contrived . . . school really never taught about this . . .