Benazir Bhutto assassinated

General News December 27th, 2007

I am quite shocked today when reading the latest news from CNN about Benazir Bhutto being assassinated by a suicide bomber. Eventhough I am not a Pakistani but I have been following the Pakistan’s political scene with great interest. Many interesting development has happened since Mr Pervez Musharaff declared emergency state and allowing Mrs Bhutto to go back to Pakistan. I am terribly..terribly shocked with the news..

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan (CNN) — Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was assassinated Thursday outside a large gathering of her supporters where a suicide bomber also killed at least 14, doctors and a spokesman for her party said.

Benazir Bhutto greets her supporters at the rally that was hit by a suicide attack.

While Bhutto appeared to have died from bullet wounds, it was not immediately clear if she was shot or if her wounds were caused by bomb shrapnel.

President Pervez Musharraf held an emergency meeting in the hours after the death, according to state media.

Police warned citizens to stay home as they expected rioting to break out in city streets in reaction to the death.

Police sources told CNN the bomber, who was riding a motorcycle, blew himself up near Bhutto’s vehicle.

Bhutto was rushed to Rawalpindi General Hospital — less than two miles from the bombing scene — where doctors pronounced her dead.

Former Pakistan government spokesman Tariq Azim Khan said while it appeared Bhutto was shot, it was unclear if the bullet wounds to her head and neck were caused by a shooting or if it was shrapnel from the bomb. Video Watch Benazir Bhutto obituary. »

Bhutto’s husband issued a statement from his home in Dubai saying, “All I can say is we’re devastated, it’s a total shock.”

President Bush, vacationing at his Texas ranch, has been “informed about the situation in Pakistan,” said the White House. “We condemn the acts of violence which took place today in Pakistan,” said a spokesman.

The number of wounded was not immediately known. However, video of the scene showed ambulances lined up to take many to hospitals.

The attack came just hours after four supporters of former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif died when members of another political party opened fire on them at a rally near the Islamabad airport Thursday, Pakistan police said.

Several other members of Sharif’s party were wounded, police said.

Bhutto, who led Paksitan from 1988 to 1990 and was the first female prime minister of any Islamic nation, was participating in the parliamentary election set for January 8, hoping for a third term.

A terror attack targeting her motorcade in Karachi killed 136 people on the day she returned to Pakistan after eight years of self-imposed exile. View timeline. »

CNN’s Mohsin Naqvi, who was at the scene of both bombings, said Thursday’s blast was not as powerful as that October attack.

Thursday’s attacks come less than two weeks after Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf lifted an emergency declaration he said was necessary to secure his country from terrorists.

Bhutto had been critical of what she believed was a lack of effort by Musharraf’s government to protect her.

Two weeks after the October assassination attempt, she wrote a commentary for in which she questioned why Pakistan investigators refused international offers of help in finding the attackers.

“The sham investigation of the October 19 massacre and the attempt by the ruling party to politically capitalize on this catastrophe are discomforting, but do not suggest any direct involvement by General Pervez Musharraf,” Bhutto wrote.

Thank god, I am living in a country where the people are not as extreme as in Pakistan. Ministers can still walking around freely without being accompanied by bodyguards. I hate exteremists!

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Wonderful Malaysia

My View December 23rd, 2007

I would like to share these pictures which I took during a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Penang. I always wanted to take pictures like this but never have the chance to do it. Either I have forgotten to bring camera with me or it’s a night flight. Anyway, these are two from many pictures which I have taken…

Klang View

I think the river in both pictures is Klang River because these pictures were taken when the plane was flying over Klang, Selangor.

Klang View 2

Its a wonderful scene to enjoy..Isn’t it?? You can see river, green areas, housing areas and sea…That shows Malaysia is a wonderful place to live.. I love Malaysia.

Lazy Days Ahead!

Self Expressions December 23rd, 2007

Lazy Days

Heh..I’m damn lazy to blog nowadays. Most probably because of too much of work to do during office hours. At the same time, I have nothing much to blog..So, I would prefer to rest and play with my kid when I’m at home rather than spending my time in front of PC.

Anyway, I would like to wish whoever visiting this blog

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! “

Malaysia Airlines Year End Offer

Travel Info December 7th, 2007

Malaysia Airlines Year End Offer

destination asean
Kuala Lumpur – Bandar Seri Begawan MYR 620
Kuala Lumpur – Bangkok MYR 370
Kuala Lumpur – Cebu MYR 520
Kuala Lumpur – Denpasar MYR 580
Kuala Lumpur – Hanoi MYR 670
Kuala Lumpur – Ho Chi Minh City MYR 480
Kuala Lumpur – Jakarta MYR 420
Kuala Lumpur – Manila MYR 900
Kuala Lumpur – Medan MYR 250
Kuala Lumpur – Phnom Penh MYR 350
Kuala Lumpur – Phuket MYR 280
Kuala Lumpur – Siem Reap MYR 350
Kuala Lumpur – Surabaya MYR 430
Kuala Lumpur – Yangon MYR 690

Domestic MY
Kuala Lumpur – Alor SetarMYR 69
Kuala Lumpur – Bintulu MYR 159
Kuala Lumpur – Johor Bahru MYR 49
Kuala Lumpur – Kota Bharu MYR 69
Kuala Lumpur – Kota Kinabalu MYR 199
Kuala Lumpur – Kuala Terengganu MYR 39
Kuala Lumpur – Kuantan MYR 69
Kuala Lumpur – Kuching MYR 139
Kuala Lumpur – Labuan MYR 199
Kuala Lumpur – Miri MYR 169
Kuala Lumpur – Penang MYR 39
Kuala Lumpur – Sibu MYR 159

For Your Safety Please Read This Card

My View December 5th, 2007

Safety Card Airbus A330

Erghhh!!..FOR YOUR SAFETY PLEASE READ THIS CARD. I did read the safety card during my flight from Dubai to Kuala Lumpur. What to do..? I have no choice when there’s no personal IFE for ECONOMY class passenger like me. I have been pampered by Emirates Airlines so much with their great IFE until I could not stand this 7 hours flight without IFE. Maybe next time, I should go for business class instead. So, while I have nothing to do, I just grabbed everything in front of me including this safety card which I have often ignored as my reading materials. Ohh I see…Now I know where’s the nearest exit door in case this Airbus A330 plunge into the sea.

P/S: I made a mistake!! It’s not an Airbus A320 when I mentioned in Breakfast With Malaysia Airlines. It’s an Airbus A330..