Friday, 13 February 2009

STM's Ipoh Road Show




it's that time of the year where STM makes its annual road show to Ipoh. this year STM is celebrating its 30th anniversary and the celebrations in Ipoh would include this element. see the details below.

the first is a saturday night meeting primarily for youths in two churches (one for the chinese speaking churches and the other for the english speaking churches):



then on sunday morning (as well saturday evenings for some lecturers), the STM lecturers will be speaking in various churches and some STM students will go along to share their testimonies. the reb is speaking in the Tamil Methodist Church Lahat Road (not in Tamil but the sermon will be translated into Tamil by one of our alumni, Rev Silvester Martin):



on sunday afternoon, the ITC (Ipoh Theological Center) will hold its annual graduation service for its participants who will receive their certificates:

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

four new faces in perak exco and none of the independents

Empat muka baru exco BN di Perak
Feb 10, 09 1:38pm

Enam exco kerajaan baru Perak bawah pentadbiran BN, termasuk empat muka baru, mengangkat sumpah pagi ini di Istana Iskandariah, Kuala Kangsar di depan Sultan Perak.

Tiada penunjuk perasaan di kawasan tersebut dan keadaan kelihatan tenang.

Senarai exco yang mengangkat sumpah dan portfolia masing-masing seperti berikut:

Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (Adun) Sungai Rapat, Hamidah Osman - jawatankuasa industri, pelaburan, pembangunan usahawan, teknologi telekomunikasi, pelancongan dan hal-ehwal wanita.

Adun Manong Datuk Ramly Zahari, yang juga setiausaha perhubungan Umno Perak - kemudahan awam, tenaga dan air,

Adun Chenderiang, Dr Mah Hang Soon, juga ketua Pemuda MCA Perak - kesihatan, kerajaan tempatan, hal-ehwal pengguna, alam sekitar, pengangkutan awam dan hal-ehwal bukan Islam.

Adun Kota Tampan, Datuk Saarani Mohamad - pembangunan luar bandar, pembasmian kemiskinan, perladangan dan kebajikan.

Adun Kamunting, Mohd Zahir Abdul Khalid - pelajaran, pengajian tinggi, sains dan teknologi.

Adun Sungai Manik, Zainol Fadzi Paharudin, juga ketua Pemuda Umno Perak - kesenian, kebudayaan, belia dan sukan.

Ramly dan Saarani hanya dua muka lama yang dikekalkan dalam barisan kecil exco Perak, berbeza sepuluh orang sewaktu dikuasai oleh Pakatan Rakyat.

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for those who cannot read malay, it simply says that there are four new faces (apart from two previous ones) in the new perak exco. none of the three independents made it to the lineup. so, Hee who complained about not having a toyota camry to drive will have to wait longer. now, worse still, she is no more the deputy speaker in the perak state assembly. from everything to ZERO!!! HEE HEE HEE

for a good comment on the situation in perak, one should read charles hector's blog entry :

Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Wrongful Reporting Attempt To 'Brainwash' Perak..ians to accept 'pseudo' MB of Perak...

PERAK - What is right? What is wrong? What should be...and what should not be? These are questions that must be answered persons honestly without being affected by their political affiliations/masters.

Heve you been watching TV - RTM channels and TV3, and seen how they have been 'reporting' the whole Perak affair? It is pathetic - as it primarily only presents 1 side of the picture - i.e. the UMNO-led BN perspective.

In fact, they are going overboard in even getting the 'legal experts' etc.... to try and convince the people that the true and correct perspective is the BN perspective - not the Pakatan Rakyat perspective.

With the new Minister of Information, I would have expected a more balanced reporting especially when it comes to the RTM channels and BERNAMA. (With regard to the private television channels like TV3, we cannot say anything but note that they are still very much pro-BN)....

for the rest of the entry, see here:

Pasthorizons - online archaeology magazine



pasthorizons is an online magazine dedicated to archaeology and heritage sites. On its site, it says, 'A gateway to archaeology abroad, an online magazine, videos, podcast news and an archaeology tool store, shipping across the world...' it has videos and podcasts available for download. there are also links to other archaeological sites.

go to the link below to access the archives.

http://www.pasthorizons.com/

Sunday, 8 February 2009

ocms think

ocms (oxford center for mission studies) uk from where jin huat and the reb studied and is studying came up with their informative brochure called think. judy berinai from sts, lecturer in christian education, also currently studying in ocms is also featured. you can click on the link below:


http://issuu.com/ocms/docs/ocms_think_brochure?mode=embed&documentId=090203150445-b8088e2f9f15457e851344bd389a9fae&layout=grey







ocms is also on facebook:


http://en-gb.facebook.com/pages/Oxford-Centre-For-Mission-Studies-OCMS/53184131006