Friday, 26 August 2011

Jim Yang (c) 2009

I'm looking for a Jim Yang who posted photos of Tun Mahathir signed Jim Yang (c) 2009 on all his online photos. Who is he? The photos are very good, candid and of high value. I would like to contact him for some of the photos he posted.

Minaq Jinggo

Minaq Jinggo is a male, photographer in UMNO. He's on photopages. Google him.

H/P: 019-2781-869

Can only order printed photos for RM15. He doesn't mail softcopies. 

Makes it pointless to do online work with paper prints. It is not worth it.

Human Rights in Patani

I was browsing for sources of Tun Mahathir for his chapter. I came across Minaq Jinggo Fotopages which had good phtoos of him. Then I saw the Palestinian photos - a lot of bloodshed there. Then I browse of other webpages and came to this Patani website.

At 1:19 am, watching these gory photos is nauseous. I can still remember the mass murder that occurred and the dead bodied were put on the truck and went somewhere. I didn't watch all of it. But I imagined the extent of all of it was very brutal. To kill Muslim men is a worry that point to religion. Take a look at the photos. It must be difficult living as a minority group in a non Muslim country, when the authorities decide what one can do or not do, when and where. 

In Malaysia, anyone is free to practise, provided they don't make too much noise etc. We have done away with fire arms (not anyone can keep a gun), firecrackers and fireworks except those allowed at sporting event and on Merdeka.

In medical school, we teach our young doctors about ethics. In schools, Malaysians are taught civic mindedness. On the global scene, the UN and WHO talk about equity access to health and education for all but I don't see that happening in the case of Patani. Patani is a Malay land according to history, even their food is like northern Malaysian food (makanan orang utara). Why have they suffered such a bad fate? There were may bright Muslim scholars in Patani but why do the Patani people suffer so much today? What went wrong in our Malay history that our brethrens in Patani are suffering today? Are the Malays a dangerous lot? No, never, I don't think so.

Friday, 19 August 2011

Arkib Negara Malaysia

Arkib Negara Malaysia or the Malaysian National Archives is at It keeps photos of important personnel and events in Malaysian history. 

It has an online search facility called Carian Bahan Arkib at The search field accepts exact text (Masukkan Teks Carian) including full-stop for "Dr." or it returns a null message. This search facility searches all Arkib stores at the various sites including in the different states.

The advanced search option is available under Carian Terperinci (click on it). Here, one can limit the search by site and type of media.  

Here are the search terms I have used in Carian Bahan Arkib.

Names to search - Search term to enter in the search field in Carian Bahan Arkib

Tun Dr Siti Hasmah bt Mohd Ali - Hasmah
Tun Dr Mahathir bin Mohamad - Mahathir; Dr. Mahathir; Dato' Seri Dr. Mahathir; Tun Dr. Mahathir
Tan Sri Dr Raja Ahmad Noordin - Dr. Raja Ahmad Noordin
Prof Dr Burhanuddin - Dr. Burhanuddin
Dr Syed Mohamed Alwi Alhady - Dr. Syed Mohamed Alwi Alhady
Dr Mustapha bin Osman - Dr. Mustapha
Tan Sri Dr Mohamed Din bin Ahmad - Dr. Din; Dr. Mohamed Din
Dr Abdul Latiff bin Abdul Razak - Dr. Abdul Latiff 
Dr Abbas bin Alias - Dr. Abbas; Dr. Haji Abbas
Tan Sri Dr Abdul Majid bin Ismail - Dr. Abdul Majid

There is nothing in Arkib Negara Malaysia on the following doctors:

Dr Che Lah Md Joonos
Dr HS Moonshi - Dr. Moonshi; Dr. Hafeezuddin; Dr. H.S. Moonshi
Dr Latifah Ghows - Dr. Latifah; Dr. Latifah Ghows; Dr. Latifah Bee Ghows

Jabatan Penerangan Malaysia

Jabatan Penerangan Malaysia is at 

It has a huge online copyright gallery called i-Foto at 

The copyright photos can be purchased either in print form or digital form. Printed photos are cheaper than digital photos. But printed photos need to be picked up (in person) while the digital form can be downloaded. More details on access to photos from Perpustakaan Foto.

Payment is required before the photos can be picked up or downloaded.

If Jabatan Penerangan Malaysia photos are used for any type of publication, the author/editor must deposit a copy of his/her published book/material at the department.

I don't know what the English name of the department is. Maybe, Department of Public Information Malaysia?