Saturday, October 29, 2005

'Dua Tahun Pentadbiran Abdullah', Utusan Malaysia , 29 Oktober 2005

ESOK, genaplah dua tahun Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi mentadbir Malaysia sejak mengambil alih teraju kepimpinan negara pada 31 Oktober 2003.

Sebelas hari sebelum tiba kepada kemuncak ini, beliau terpaksa mengharungi ujian getir sebagaimana yang dilaluinya dua bulan selepas mula mentadbir negara.

Jika ketika itu beliau kehilangan bonda Datuk Kailan Hassan, kini beliau dengan tabah menerima hakikat pemergian srikandinya Datin Seri Endon Mahmood pada 20 Oktober lalu.

Endon yang dikenalinya sejak mula berkhidmat di Suruhanjaya Perkhidmatan Awam merupakan pelengkap kepada kejayaan beliau sehingga menjadi Perdana Menteri pada hari ini.

Malahan, ketika beliau berada di zaman kegelapan politik pada tahun 1987 sehingga 1990, Endon memastikan Abdullah terus tabah menghadapi rintangan dalam percaturan politik.

Sepanjang dua tahun, pelbagai peristiwa telah berlaku.

Klik sini untuk artikel lengkap.

Monday, October 24, 2005

King's Biography - the beginning of my blog

Martin Luther King has always been recognized as one of the greatest leader whose charisma is admired until today. He delivered his well-known speech titled 'I Have A Dream'(please visit to listen this speech) on August 28, 1963 which attracted almost 250,000 people. I choose to start my blog offically with his biography written by Clayborne Carson; to share with other readers a leader who I myself categorize him as the greatest among all. keep rolling!

King's Biography:
by Clayborne Carson
One of the world's best known advocates of non-violent social change strategies, Martin Luther King, Jr., synthesized ideas drawn from many different cultural traditions. Born in Atlanta on January 15, 1929, King's roots were in the African-American Baptist church. He was the grandson of the Rev. A. D. Williams, pastor of Ebenezer Baptist church and a founder of Atlanta's NAACP chapter, and the son of Martin Luther King, Sr., who succeeded Williams as Ebenezer's pastor and also became a civil rights leader. Although, from an early age, King resented religious emotionalism and questioned literal interpretations of scripture, he nevertheless greatly admired black social gospel proponents such as his father who saw the church as a instrument for improving the lives of African Americans. Morehouse College president Benjamin Mays and other proponents of Christian social activism influenced King's decision after his junior year at Morehouse to become a minister and thereby serve society. His continued skepticism, however, shaped his subsequent theological studies at Crozer Theological Seminary in Chester, Pennsylvania, and at Boston University, where he received a doctorate in systematic theology in 1955. Rejecting offers for academic positions, King decided while completing his Ph. D. requirements to return to the South and accepted the pastorate of Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. On December 5, 1955, five days after Montgomery civil rights activist Rosa Parks refused to obey the city's rules mandating segregation on buses, black residents launched a bus boycott and elected King as president of the newly-formed Montgomery Improvement Association. As the boycott continued during 1956, King gained national prominence as a result of his exceptional oratorical skills and personal courage. His house was bombed and he was convicted along with other boycott leaders on charges of conspiring to interfere with the bus company's operations. Despite these attempts to suppress the movement, Montgomery bus were desegregated in December, 1956, after the United States Supreme Court declared Alabama's segregation laws unconstitutional. Read more at

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