Saturday, 25 July 2009

have a good laugh

give yourself a good laugh!!! see ennio marchetto, the living cartoon. he's a quick change artist cum comedian from italy. (thanks to dr sam ong for highlighting it on fb).

for his website, click here:

Klang Valley Bible Conference 2009 and Expository Preaching Seminar 2009


Expositions from the book of Daniel

Date: 6 to 8 October 2008 (Tuesday to Thursday)

Time: 8:15 p.m. nightly

Venue: Clubhouse, Tropicana Golf & Country Club, Petaling Jaya

Speaker: Dr Bryan Chappell (President and Professor of Practical Theology at Covenant Theological Seminary, St. Louis, USA)

Free Admission

We hope to see you there! For further information, please visit our website

Please note that Bryan Chappell will also be conducting the Expository Preaching Seminar 2009, details as follows:



Christ-centred Preaching - Proclaiming the Grace of all Scripture


Date: 7 and 8 October 2008 (Wednesday and Thursday)

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Venue: Clubhouse, Tropicana Golf & Country Club, Petaling Jaya

Speaker: Dr Bryan Chappell (President and Professor of Practical Theology at Covenant Theological Seminary, St. Louis, USA)

Cost: RM 80 per person



Date: 9 and 10 October 2008 (Friday and Saturday)

Time: 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Friday, 9 Oct 2009) and 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Saturday, 10 Oct 2009)

Venue: Wesley Methodist Church, 136 Jalan Burmah, 10050 Penang

Speaker: Dr Bryan Chappell (President and Professor of Practical Theology at Covenant Theological Seminary, St. Louis, USA)

Cost: RM 40 per person


Registration is required as seating is limited.

Registration forms will be available in August 2009 from Evangel Book Centre (SS2, Petaling Jaya) and our website

Friday, 24 July 2009

old ICC commentaries for free download

if you wish to have your own personal copy of the old ICC series, go to the link below:

the link leads to a search page on internet archive of the icc series. click on the title (underline). it will lead you to the page. you can read the books online or download them as text files, pdf files or DjVu files (needs the DjVu reader)


if not, ebookshuk is offering the whole icc series of 19 volumes for us$149 (with a free digital Tanakh: Interactive Hebrew Bible on offer worth us$25 thrown in).

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

royal commission formed (But...)

so, the royal commission to investigate the death of TBH is set up. next question, who sits in the RC? will PR be invited?

what are the terms of reference (TR) for the RC? will it be 'toothless' like the one set up to investigate the lingam video?

will it be able to deal with tough issues like the RC for the PKFZ controversy?


after all the hoohah has died down, it is not a RC to look into TBH's death but a RC to look into MACC's methods etc blah blah. isn't this a shortchange? with the MIC and MCA and Gerakan ministers at the meeting, didn't they press for it? or out-voted by their UMNO counterparts? if so, same old story....

don't ever hope the truth will be revealed. nothing has come out of the lingam investigation by the RC.

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

justice for TBH

click here for photos of the funeral service and burial. photos from paul choo's picasa album.


Obituary: No more tears for Beng Hock
(from Lim Guan Eng)
2009-07-20 10:58

I do not know Teoh Beng Hock.

But now every Malaysian who reads will know who is Teoh Beng Hock - his open pleasant face, his distraught fiancee his twisted body lying grotesquely on the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) building imprinted indelibly in our minds.

I vaguely remembered meeting him once. He was one of the many idealistic, bright and young Malaysians who joined the DAP after the political tsunami on 8 March 2008 that transformed our political landscape.

Teoh wanted to participate in the flowering of democracy and forge the real changes that promised equal opportunity, good governance and justice. Teoh wanted to be part of this amazing transformation shaping his country and future. He wanted to serve the public, through his position as a personal assistant to a Selangor State EXCO member.

This wish to serve has tragically cost Teoh his life, taking him away from his loved ones. Denying his parents of a son, his fiancee her husband and his unborn child of a father.

Teoh is not the only one. Before him there were many others, Indians Malays and Chinese but he was the first DAP member to die so cruelly.

I am still in a state of shock and am terribly upset at the MACC for allowing this to happen when Teoh was under their custody. Much as we know the evil that lurks within our security agencies, we are still shocked at such acts of depravity. Whilst the many officers are decent human beings, it is always the few criminal elements that shatter any belief that our security forces can protect us or genuinely fight corruption.

We can ask the police why they are wasting public resources to arresting PR leaders and members but not focusing their energies on criminals threatening our safety. We can ask the MACC why they are interrogating hapless personal assistants over a few thousand ringgit for 11 hours till 3.45 am(who are not even suspects) but not applying the same harsh approach on those named in the RM 12.5 billion Port Klang Free Trade Zone scandal. We can also ask why the police and MACC allow themselves to be used as political weapons of BN.

But I choose to ask what wrong has Teoh done to deserve this? He did not steal or kill, he was only trying to do his job to serve and change Malaysia.

Which is perhaps why I cry but there are no tears!

Nothing said or done would ever wipe out the tears of Teoh's loved ones. But if there is one duty we can do is to stop the deaths. To make sure that there are no more bright, young and idealistic Malaysians like Teoh dying in the hands of police or MACC.

This is one duty that all Malaysians whether fathers or mothers, sons or daughters must undertake. That we must clean up the police force and the MACC to make Malaysia safe for our children.

I still see Teoh's crooked body lying there so helplessly in the MACC building. Like all Malaysians, we feel sad that we got to know Teoh Beng Hock after his death. But the memory of his ultimate sacrifice shall reside in our minds for the rest of our lives. And his dreams of a better Malaysia shall live in our hearts as long as we breathe.

Teoh Beng Hock Rest In Peace!

Lim Guan Eng
DAP Secretary-General and Penang Chief Minister
Petaling Jaya, 19 July 2009

Sunday, 19 July 2009

death of graham stanton

news have come in that british NT scholar graham stanton has passed away recently. see

2 years ago, stm library was able to get a few boxes of books from graham. we contacted him and expressed our interest to have his library of NT books. we didn't get all his books (couldn't afford it) but we have a substantial number now in the library (about 70-80 books in the SNTS series)