Selasa, 15 Mac 2011

Muammar Gaddafi President of Libya's family and wealthy

Personal life and family

Muammar Gaddafi is married to Safia Farkash, nee el-Brasai, former nurse from Al Bayda, who is his second wife. Gaddafi has eight biological children, seven of them sons. He has also adopted two children, Hanna and Milad.
Moatessem-Billal al-Gaddafi with Hillary Clinton, Treaty Room, Washington, DC, 21 April 2009
  • His eldest son, Muhammad al-Gaddafi, was born to a wife now in disfavour, but runs the Libyan Olympic Committee.
  • The next eldest son, by his second wife Safia, is Saif al-Islam Muammar al-Gaddafi, who was born in 1972 and is an architect. He runs a charity (GIFCA) which has been involved in negotiating freedom for hostages taken by Islamic militants, especially in the Philippines. In 2006, after sharply criticizing his father's regime, Saif Al-Islam briefly left Libya, reportedly to take on a position in banking outside of the country. He returned to Libya soon after, launching an environment-friendly initiative to teach children how they can help clean up parts of Libya. He is involved in compensation negotiations with Italy and the United States.
  • The third eldest, Al-Saadi al-Gaddafi, is married to the daughter of a military commander. Saadi runs the Libyan Football Federation and signed for various professional teams including Italian Serie A team U.C. Sampdoria, although without appearing in first team games.
  • Gaddafi's fourth son, Al-Mu'tasim-Billah al-Gaddafi, was a Lieutenant Colonel in the Libyan Army. He now serves as Libya's National Security Advisor, in which capacity he oversees the nation's National Security Council. His name مُعْتَصِمٌ (بِٱللّٰهِ) /muʿtaṣimu-n (bi l–lāhi)/ can be latinized as Mutassim, Moatessem or Moatessem-Billah. Saif Al-Islam and Moatessem-Billah are both seen as possible successors to their father.[citation needed]
  • The fifth eldest, Hannibal Muammar al-Gaddafi, once worked for General National Maritime Transport Company, a company that specializes in Libyan oil exports. He is most notable for being involved in a series of violent incidents throughout Europe. In 2001, Hannibal attacked three Italian policemen with a fire extinguisher; in September 2004, he was briefly detained in Paris after driving a Porsche at 140 kilometres per hour (90 mph) in the wrong direction and through red lights down the Champs-Élysées while intoxicated; and in 2005, Hannibal in Paris allegedly beat model and then-girlfriend Aline Skaf, who later filed an assault suit against him. He was fined and given a four month suspended prison sentence after this incident. In December 2009 police were called to Claridge's hotel in London after staff heard a scream from Hannibal's room. Aline Skaf, now his wife, was found to have suffered facial injuries including a broken nose, but charges were not pressed after she maintained she had sustained the injuries in a fall.On 15 July 2008, Hannibal and his wife were held for two days and charged with assaulting two of their staff in Geneva, Switzerland and then released on bail on 17 July. The government of Libya subsequently put a boycott on Swiss imports, reduced flights between Libya and Switzerland, stopped issuing visas to Swiss citizens, recalled diplomats from Bern, and forced all Swiss companies such as ABB and Nestlé to close offices. General National Maritime Transport Company, which owns a large refinery in Switzerland, also halted oil shipments to Switzerland.Two Swiss businessmen who were in Libya at the time have, ever since, been denied permission to leave the country, and even held hostage for some time.(see Switzerland-Libya conflict). At the 35th G8 summit in July 2009, Gaddafi called Switzerland a "world mafia" and called for the country to be split between France, Germany and Italy.
  • Gaddafi's two youngest sons are Saif Al Arab (his name means "the sword of the Arabs") and Khamis. Khamis is a police officer in Libya.
  • Gaddafi's only daughter is Ayesha al-Gaddafi, a lawyer who had joined the defense teams of executed former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein and Iraqi journalist Muntadhar al-Zaidi.[138] She married a cousin of her father in 2006.
  • After the United States bombed several Libyan military airbases and barracks that had been used in supporting terrorism in Europe and elsewhere, the regime's media claimed that Gaddafi's "adopted daughter" had been killed. The name "Hanna" was given to the press. Nobody had ever heard of such daughter. Information about her also conflicted, for example, her age varying from 12 months to 6 years. Despite absurdity and variations of the stories, the campaign was so successful that a large proportion of the Western press reported the regime's stories as facts. In 2006 Gaddafi hired international artists to honor the claimed family member.
  • His adopted son, Milad Abuztaia al-Gaddafi is also his nephew. Milad is credited with saving Gaddafi's life during the April 1986 bombing of the Gaddafi compound.
  • Gaddafi's brother-in-law Abdullah Senussi‎, who is married to his wife's sister, is believed to be his head of military intelligence.
The family's main residence is on the Bab al-Azizia military barracks, located in the southern suburbs of Tripoli.
Gaddafi holds an honorary degree from Megatrend University in Belgrade conferred on him by former Yugoslav President Zoran Lilić.
Muammar Gaddafi fears flying over water, prefers staying on the ground floor and almost never travels without his trusted Ukrainian nurse Galyna Kolotnytska, a “voluptuous blonde,” according to a US document released by WikiLeaks late 2010.Galyna's daughter has denied the suggestion that the relationship is anything but professional.

Gaddafi family's wealth

Until the uprising in 2011, the Gaddafi family held vast amounts of wealth outside Libya as well as full control of the Libyan economy. The main vehicle for the Gaddafi's wealth is the $70 billion Libyan Investment Authority (LIA). Gaddafi's sons, Saif, Muatassim and Hannibal were accustomed to live in luxury in the West, circulating with other rich people and gaining honour by giving money to causes that they supported. The London School of Economics was a beneficiary of this. Many British companies have gained a foothold in the lucrative Libyan market by building relationships with the Gaddafi family.
Italian companies also have a strong foothold in Libya. A quarter of Libya's oil and 15 per cent of its natural gas goes to Italy. The LIA owns significant shares in Italy's Eni oil corporation, Fiat, Unicredit bank and Finmeccanica.In January 2002, Gaddafi purchased a 7.5% share of Italian football club Juventus for USD 21 million, through Lafico ("Libyan Arab Foreign Investment Company"). This followed a long-standing association with the Italian industrialist Gianni Agnelli and car manufacturer Fiat.
The family also hold important investments in Zimbabwe, Chad, Sudan, Sierra Leone and Liberia.
On 25 February 2011 it was announced that Britain's Treasury had set up a specialised unit to trace Gaddafi's assets in Britain.
Gaddafi seems to have worked with Swiss banks to launder international banking transactions for years.

What is Tsunami ?


A tsunami (Japanese: 津波, lit. "harbor wave"; Japanese pronunciation: [tsɯnami]; English pronunciation: /tsuːˈnɑːmi/ tsoo-NAH-mee or /suːˈnɑːmi/ soo-NAH-mee) is a series of water waves (also called a tsunami wave train) caused by the displacement of a large volume of a body of water, usually an ocean, though it can occur in large lakes. Tsunamis are a frequent occurrence in Japan; approximately 195 events have been recorded. Owing to the immense volumes of water and the high energy involved, tsunamis can devastate coastal regions.

A destroyed town in Sumatra after being hit by a tsunami, caused by the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake.

Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and other underwater explosions (including detonations of underwater nuclear devices), landslides and other mass movements, meteorite ocean impacts or similar impact events, and other disturbances above or below water all have the potential to generate a tsunami.
The Greek historian Thucydides was the first to relate tsunami to submarine earthquakes, but the understanding of a tsunami's nature remained slim until the 20th century and is the subject of ongoing research. Many early geological, geographical, and oceanographic texts refer to tsunamis as "seismic sea waves."
Some meteorological conditions, such as deep depressions that cause tropical cyclones, can generate a storm surge, called a meteotsunami, which can raise tides several metres above normal levels. The displacement comes from low atmospheric pressure within the centre of the depression. As these storm surges reach shore, they may resemble (though are not) tsunamis, inundating vast areas of land.

Isnin, 14 Mac 2011

日本地震海啸 Japón tsunami terremoto Japan Earthquake aardbeving

Tsunami di Bahagian Timur Jepun

Peristiwa Gempa Bumi dan Tsunami di Jepun pada 12/3/2011 amat dahsyat dan menakutkan. Bersyukur kita berada di bumi Malaysia yang jarang berlaku peristiwa dahsyat seperti ini. Walaubagaimanapun kita harus mengambil iktibar daripada peristiwa ini agar ia menjadi panduan dan pengajaran  dihadapan, lebih-lebih lagi kita yang beragama islam, perlulah kembali kepada cara hidup beragama  seperti yang dituntut oleh agama kita, agar kita selamat dunia dan akhirat.

Selasa, 1 Mac 2011

Out of mind

Bila sudah tidak ada pegangan agama yang kukuh, hidup seperti binatang, gambar ini di ambil dari rancangan ikhtiar hidup tv Denmark yang dijalankan di sebuah pulau di negara kita. Sungguh menjelikkan.

Naked men and women.

di Pulau Tioman
Program tv  dari negara Denmark ini mirip program ikhtiar hidup, telah dijalankan di Pulau Tioman, penulis merasakan bahawa pihak tuan rumah tidak menjangkakan bahawa pihak pengajur program akan membenarkan para peserta berbogel.
Sungguh memalukan, ini kerana pihak tuan rumah iaitu kerajaan Malaysia, mempunyai majoriti penduduknya adalah beragama Islam malah negara Malaysia juga dikenali dengan negara Islam. 
Penulis merasakan mereka yang terlibat secara langsung perlu bertanggungjawab mengharamkan aktiviti tidak sihat seperti ini di masa hadapan.