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Minda antarabangsawan (Internationalism)

Posted by Ahmad Fakhrurrazi Yahaya on February 4, 2013

Saya kadangkala mencari dan memerhati siapakah figura negarawan dan pada masa yang sama adalah seorang antarabangsawan.

Negara-wan berjiwa antarabangsa-wan.

Memurni dan mengharmoni politik negara itu sememangnya mencabar. Tetapi, memurnikan politik antarabangsa itu jauh lebih mencabar. Pendidikan kesatuan inter-nation terasa masih kurang dikalangan rakyat nation state pasca kolonial.

(nota tengah bagi yang memerlukan: nation state adalah negara yang ditubuhkan berasaskan bangsa, yang secara sejarahnya dipecah-pecah oleh para kolonial berdasarkan prinsip ‘divide and rule‘. Negara-negara yang ada pada hari ini kebanyakannya adalah  negara-negara nation state hasil komplot kolonial-kolonial Eropah)

Kenapa kasih sayang dan kesatuan terhenti di lapisan kulit dan sempadan negara?

Kadangkala, negara yang jauh diprihatini, tetapi negara jiran terdekat pula tidak disantuni.

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Inspire to dream

Posted by Ahmad Fakhrurrazi Yahaya on January 17, 2012

I just finished my first semester exam for master degree yesterday, 16 January, third Monday of this year. Now, it’s time to study the no-exam-subject, and the subject is on my choose (o yeah!). I think this is my first topic. Since there’s no written examination, I write them down here.

Maybe few of us know, the day I my finished my exam is a public holiday in United States.

1. Every year, third Monday of January is declared as Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in the United States.

2. On 28 August 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered a historical, rhetorical and inspirational  17-minute ‘I have a dream’ speech at Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C.

3. The speech was delivered during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

4. During the march, crowd of 300,000 participants sang a song named, ‘We shall overcome’.

5. The song was re-sing in the ‘My Name is Khan’ movie.

6. The day, the speech, the march, the song and the movie… are among things that signify the dreams of the people.

And more importantly, they inspire us to dream!

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What else the DNA can tell us? – Part II: Comparative genomics

Posted by Ahmad Fakhrurrazi Yahaya on January 13, 2012

Suatu ketika dahulu, ketika masih mentah (sekarang pun masih mentah) dalam bidang sains, saya pernah berkata kepada seorang sahabat:

“Di, aku nak kaji DNA manusia. Aku yakin, sangat banyak rahsia ALLAH sorok dalam diri manusia ni…”

…sambungan dari bahagian I What else the DNA can tell us?

Kita pernah mendengar lapangan ilmu comparative religion, comparative law, comparative history dan sebagainya. Tetapi apakah pula comparative genomics?

Penjujukan genom (Genome sequencing)

Proses penjujukan genom seperti yang telah dilaksanakan oleh Human Genom Project merupakan projek yang sangat memakan masa, tenaga dan kos. HGP sendiri menelan kos USD$3 billion dan mengambil masa 13 tahun  (!!) untuk disiapkan untuk menjujukkan 3 billion DNA manusia dengan 20,000 – 25,000 gen.

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Arab spring & Malaysian monsoon

Posted by Ahmad Fakhrurrazi Yahaya on December 13, 2011

Arab spring telah dan sedang berlaku di Benua Afrika dan Timur Tengah.

Arab spring adalah kebangkitan Arab menentang autokrasi, membawa kepada jatuhnya kerajaan.

Arab. Satu ras. Banyak negara. Tunisia, Mesir, Libya, Yaman, dll.

Spring juga membawa maksud musim bunga.

Bunga yang membawa analogi kebahagiaan dan harapan baru yang lebih cerah untuk Arab.

Menuju Arab baru!

 

Malaysian monsoon pula sedang berlaku di sini. Kesannya adalah begini.

Perkataan monsoon berasal dari perkataan Bahasa Arab “mausim” yang bermaksud musim.

Malaysian monsoon adalah perubahan musim (perubahan angin) di Malaysia.

Malaysia. Satu negara. Banyak ras. Melayu, Cina, India, Asli, dll.

Malaysia tidak ada spring kerana Malaysia berada di garisan khatulistiwa (Geografi 101).

Monsoon itu sinonim dengan angin.

Angin yang sering digandingkan konotasinya dengan perubahan – angin perubahan – membawa analogi perubahan yang sedang dan akan terus berlaku di Malaysia.

Malaysian monsoon juga akan dijadikan maksud kebangkitan rakyat Malaysia untuk membuat perubahan.

Menuju Malaysia baru!

Nantikan!

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Libya: a long way to go on a hard path?

Posted by Ahmad Fakhrurrazi Yahaya on October 22, 2011

Muammar Gaddafi was killed. At last.

I read on the internet (especially on facebook), so many  people all over the world congratulate Libyan people. They said, it is a historic vistory.

It is historic.

But, is it a ‘victory’?

Or will it leads to another long hurting internal battle? Civil war, if I may say it.

The situation in Libya is different compared to what has happened in Iran and Egypt.

In Egypt, it is said that the Muslim Brotherhood (Ikhwanul Muslimin) was the driven force behind the revolution. I wrote my concern about Egypt here. Even that, until recent days Egypt is still in a disarray state. To stabilize and prosper the country is the real challenge.

They have Khomeini in the late revolution of Iran. They have Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. But, do Libyan people have smart, charismatic, influential leader or organization to lead the challenging aftermath of post-revolution?

My worry is, the chaos is what the Imperialist (read: the fellowship of the US) really wants in Libya. The conspiracy theory is loud.

Just like The Shah of Iran and Mubarak of Egypt, Gaddafi of Libya is just an imperialist’s machine which can be substituted with another machine with a brand new look and agenda to win back the economically and politically strategic state of Libya.

There were some (if not a lot) good things Gaddafi has done to his people. He was hell rich, i know that. But show me which country’s number one leader isn’t? (except Ahmadinejad, probably). He was corrupt. Which country don’t? He killed his own people for nonsense reasons. So do other leaders, in secret or not. US’s President killed thousands of thousand lives in other countries. At least Gaddafi didn’t do that (as far as i know).

The bad leader (they say so) is gone (though, moral concern surrounding the death of Gaddafi is another issue). Now, who shall replace him? That is a big question to answer.

I just can pray that Libya will be a better country in the near future, especially for my beloved Muslim brothers there.

A long way on a hard path is waiting for the Libyan to beat afterwards. May ALLAH guide and bless us all.

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