Hadiah Sastera Perdana Malaysia 2008/2009

Hadiah Sastera Perdana Malaysia 2008/2009
Penulis (Guru Cemerlang BM dan Munsyi Dewan) menerima Hadiah Sastera Perdana Malaysia 2008/2009 daripada YAB Tan Sri Dato' Hj. Muhyiddin Hj. Mohd Yassin, Timbalan Perdana Menteri Malaysia di Dewan Bankuet, Menara DBP, Kuala Lumpur pada 30 November 2010.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Warkah TSUNAMI 2011

(Dengan izin...)
Japanese boy teaches lesson in sacrifice

EDITOR'S note:
THIS letter, written by Vietnamese immigrant Ha Minh Thanh working in Fukushima as a policeman to a friend in Vietnam, was posted on New America Media on March 19. It is a testimonial to the strength of the Japanese spirit, and an interesting slice of life near the epicenter of Japan's crisis at the Fukushima nuclear power plant. It was translated by NAM editor Andrew Lam, author of "East Eats West: Writing in Two Hemispheres." Shanghai Daily condensed it.

How are you and your family? These last few days, everything was in chaos. When I close my eyes, I see dead bodies. When I open my eyes, I also see dead bodies.

Each one of us must work 20 hours a day, yet I wish there were 48 hours in the day, so that we could continue helping and rescuing folks.

We are without water and electricity, and food rations are near zero. We barely manage to move refugees before there are new orders to move them elsewhere.

I am currently in Fukushima, about 25 kilometers away from the nuclear power plant. I have so much to tell you that if I could write it all down, it would surely turn into a novel about human relationships and behaviors during times of crisis.

People here remain calm - their sense of dignity and proper behavior are very good - so things aren't as bad as they could be. But given another week, I can't guarantee that things won't get to a point where we can no longer provide proper protection and order.

They are humans after all, and when hunger and thirst override dignity, well, they will do whatever they have to do. The government is trying to provide supplies by air, bringing in food and medicine, but it's like dropping a little salt into the ocean.

Brother, there was a really moving incident. It involves a little Japanese boy who taught an adult like me a lesson on how to behave like a human being.

Last night, I was sent to a little grammar school to help a charity organization distribute food to the refugees. It was a long line that snaked this way and that and I saw a little boy around 9 years old. He was wearing a T-shirt and a pair of shorts.

It was getting very cold and the boy was at the very end of the line. I was worried that by the time his turn came there wouldn't be any food left. So I spoke to him. He said he was at school when the earthquake happened. His father worked nearby and was driving to the school. The boy was on the third floor balcony when he saw the tsunami sweep his father's car away.

I asked him about his mother. He said his house is right by the beach and that his mother and little sister probably didn't make it. He turned his head and wiped his tears when I asked about his relatives.

The boy was shivering so I took off my police jacket and put it on him. That's when my bag of food ration fell out. I picked it up and gave it to him. "When it comes to your turn, they might run out of food. So here's my portion. I already ate. Why don't you eat it?"

The boy took my food and bowed. I thought he would eat it right away, but he didn't. He took the bag of food, went up to where the line ended and put it where all the food was waiting to be distributed.

I was shocked. I asked him why he didn't eat it and instead added it to the food pile. He answered: "Because I see a lot more people hungrier than I am. If I put it there, then they will distribute the food equally."

When I heard that I turned away so that people wouldn't see me cry.

A society that can produce a 9-year-old who understands the concept of sacrifice for the greater good must be a great society, a great people.

Well, a few lines to send you and your family my warm wishes. The hours of my shift have begun again.

Ha Minh Thanh

Published on ShanghaiDaily.com (http://www.shanghaidaily.com/)

Copyright © 2001-2009 Shanghai Daily Publishing House

Sunday, March 27, 2011

The Rain ( Dengan izin...)

The Rain

It was a busy morning, about 8:30, when an elderly gentleman in his 80's arrived to have stitches removed from his thumb.
He said he was in a hurry as he had an appointment at 9:00 am.

I took his vital signs and had him take a seat, knowing it would be over an hour before someone would to able to see him.

I saw him looking at his watch and decided, since I was not busy with another patient, I would evaluate his wound. On exam, it was well healed, so I talked to one of the doctors, got the needed supplies to remove his sutures and redress his wound.

While taking care of his wound, I asked him if he had another doctor's appointment this morning, as he was in such a hurry.

The gentleman told me no, that he needed to go to the nursing home to eat breakfast
with his wife. I inquired as to her health.

He told me that she had been there for a while and that she was a victim of Alzheimer's Disease.

As we talked, I asked if she would be upset if he was a bit late.

He replied that she no longer knew who he was, that she had not recognized him in
five years now.

I was surprised, and asked him, 'And you still go every morning, even though she doesn't know who you are?'

He smiled as he patted my hand and said,

'She doesn't know me, but I still know who she is.'

I had to hold back tears as he left, I had goose bumps on my arm, and thought,

'That is the kind of love I want in my life.'

True love is neither physical, nor romantic.

True love is an acceptance of all that is, has been, will be, and will not be.

With all the jokes and fun that are in e-mails, sometimes there is one that comes
along that has an important message.This one I thought I could share with you.

The happiest people don't necessarily have the best of everything;
they just make the best of everything they have.

I hope you share this with someone you care about. I just did...

'Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain.'

We are all getting older. Tomorrow may be our turn.


Saturday, March 26, 2011

Bahasa Melayu SPM 2010

SMK Methodist, 35900 Tanjong Malim, Perak Darul Ridzuan.
Analisis Keputusan Peperiksaan SPM 2010
Bilangan Calon Daftar: 233
Bilangan Calon Hadir: 230
Bilangan Calon Tidak Hadir: 03

A+ = 20 (8.6%)
A = 27 (11.7%)
A- = 36 (15.6%)
Bilangan Cemerlang = 83 (35.9%)

B+ = 24 (10.4%)
B = 32 (13.9%)
C+ = 26 (11.3%)
C = 13 (5.6%)
Bilangan Kepujian = 95 (41.2%)

D = 17 (7.3%)
E = 17 (7.3%)
Bilangan Lulus = 34 (14.6%)

Jumlah Lulus: 212 (92.1%)
Bilangan Gagal (G): 18 (7.8%)

(Sumber:En.Chai Loon Guan, Ketua Panitia BM/GC BM/Munsyi Dewan)


Bahasa Melayu PMR 2010

SMK Methodist,35900 Tg.Malim, Perak Darul Ridzuan.
Analisis Keputusan Peperiksaan PMR 2010
Bilangan Calon Daftar: 276
Bilangan Calon Hadir: 274
Bilangan Calon Tidak Hadir: 2

A = 75 (27.37%)
B = 87 (31.75%)
C = 38 (13/87%)
D = 47 (17.15%)

Jumlah lulus: 247 (90.15%)
Bilangan Gagal (E): 27 (9.85%)
GPMP 2.50

(Sumber: En.Chai Loon Guan, Ketua Panitia BM/GC BM/Munsyi Dewan)


Friday, March 25, 2011

Lukisan Minyak

Chai Wuang Shen - IPGM Pengkalan Chepa, Kota Bharu, Kelantan Darul Naim.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Alam Fauna

(Sumber: Pn.Nina Khoo)

Ular II

Ular bermaksud cewe, ceblek, belut, atau cacing.

Ada ular air, ular berbelit-belit, ular bercampur dengan belut tak akan hilang bisanya, ular berkepala dua, ular berlingkar di gulung tikar, ular besar, ular biar mati, tanah jangan lekuk, buluh jangan patah atau pukah, ular bukan, ikan pun bukan, ular bukit, ular bura, ular danau, ular dipukul jangan mati, kayu pemalu atau pemukul jangan patah, tanah dipalu jangan lembang, ular kecil, ular laut, ular lidah bercabang, ular lidi, ular mengiang, ular minum, ular punti, ular sawa, ular tambang, ular tedung, ular menelan babi, cacing yang bengkak perutnya dan ular tiung.

Ada yang ular-ularan, iaitu kepecong, kesemut-semutan, berasa kebas, berasa senyar, kejang, tegang (urat betis), simpul biawak atau simpul bengkarung. Yang penting jadilah kita seperti ular menyusur akar, yakni orang besar yang merendahkan diri tidak akan jatuh martabatnya.

(Sumber: Kamus Besar Bahasa Melayu Utusan, 1995, Halaman 2138 dan 2139)

Tokoh Nilam MES Cemerlang SPM 2010 - 11 A+

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Pantun MES IV

Terbang berdua si kumbang jati,
Ligat di awan pulangnya petang;
Tidak terkata besarnya hati,
Melihat tuan sudahpun datang.

(Sumber: SMK Methodist, Tg.Malim)

Pantun MES III

Akar selasih tidak berlidi.
Tumbuh segar melilit suasa,
Dalam jambangan sepanjang taman;
Terima kasih daun keladi,
Kalungan budi untaian jasa,
Mesra kenangan sepanjang zaman.

(Sumber: SMK Methodist, Tg.Malim)

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Pantun MES II

Megah terbang burung tempua,
Hinggap di dahan disambar helang;
Gah MES di persada dunia,
Bukti kesungguhan pengetua cemerlang.

(Sumber: SMK Methodist, Tg.Malim)

Pantun MES I

Gerak-geri mengukuh tari,
Alunan indah warisan buana;
Seni pribumi penuh tradisi,
Tarian muhibah Satu Malaysia.

(Sumber: SMK Methodist, Tg.Malim)

Kenangan di Hotel Quality SA

Penulis bergambar kenangan dengan En.R.Tewarajoo, PJK - Munsyi Dewan DBP bersempena dengan Mesyuarat Penilaian BBT, KPM di Hotel Quality Shah Alam, Selangor Darul Ehsan pada 15 - 18 Mac 2011.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Kursus Penulisan BM 2011

Jabatan Bahasa Melayu, Unit Kokurikulum dan Kelab Guru, SMK Methodist, 35900 Tg.Malim dengan kerjasama intim Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka Wilayah Utara (DBPWU) akan menganjurkan Kursus Penulisan Bahasa Melayu - Kertas Kerja, Surat Rasmi dan Minit Mesyuarat untuk 80 orang guru/kakitangan dan pemimpin murid pada 2 April 2011 (Sabtu) di Dewan Kuliah ULPL, Politeknik Sultan Azlan Shah, Behrang Stesen, 35950 Behrang, Perak Darul Ridzuan.


Baru kembali daripada mesyuarat Bahagian Buku Teks, Kementerian Pelajaran Malaysia di Hotel Quality Shah Alam, Selangor Darul Ehsan pada 15 - 18 Mac 2011. Dapat saya bertemu dengan sahabat handai baharu dan lama di samping menimba ilmu dan pengalaman yang membina.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Interlok - Gapena

Gabungan Penulis Nasional (GAPENA) tetap dengan keputusannya bahawa perkataan kontroversi yang digunakan dalam novel Interlok perlu dikekalkan.

Setiausaha Agung GAPENA, Prof. Madya Datuk Zainal Abidin Borhan berkata perkataan tersebut bukanlah satu gelaran untuk menghina tetapi hanyalah satu nama khas.

“Pihak GAPENA telah menetapkan untuk bersetuju mengekalkan perkataan tersebut yang merupakan satu kata nama khas di dalam novel,” katanya.

Beliau berkata demikian selepas menghadiri forum Interlok, sastera, sejarah dan budaya anjuran Jabatan Kebudayaan, Kesenian Negara, Perak di Ipoh, hari ini.

Ketua Jabatan Pengajian Melayu Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris Datuk Dr Mohd Rosli Saludin bertindak sebagai moderator manakala lima panel bebas lain adalah Pengarah Akademi Pengajian Melayu Universiti Malaya Prof. Madya Dato’ Zainal Abidin Borhan, Setiausaha Agung Gapena Syed Mohd Zakir Syed Othman, Pengerusi Persatuan Sastera Kayvan Uthaya Sankar dan Pengerusi Persatuan Karyawan Perak Zabidin Ismail dan guru SMK Methodist Tanjong Malim, Chai Loon Guan.

Prof Madya Zainal berkata jawatankuasa bebas yang dilantik untuk melihat kontroversi Interlok sudah hampir menemui jalan penyelesaian kepada bantahan yang dibangkitkan.

Sementara itu, Uthaya berkata pihaknya mendapati terdapat banyak kelemahan dalam Interlok selepas mengkaji novel tersebut.

“Novel ini di dapati banyak menyentuh isu sensitiviti kaum serta aspek negatif dan kami berpendapat ia tidak sepatutnya terkandung di dalam novel yang menjadi buku kelas pelajar,” tambahnya.

Interlok merupakan sebuah novel yang dihasilkan oleh Sasterawan Negara Datuk Abdullah Hussein yang mengambil latar masa sekitar tahun 1910 hingga 1957.

Langkah kerajaan menjadikan novel ini sebagai edisi pelajar telah mendapat bantahan terutama daripada kaum India yang berpendapat kandungannya mengandungi yang menghina kaum India, khususnya pada bahagian-bahagian tertentu, sehingga ia dikatakan sebagai karya bentuk ‘rasis’.

(3 MAC 2011)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Makan Malam Nostalgia di Garden Seafood, Tg.Malim pada 10 Mac 2011.
Nostalgia kutinggalkan untuk menduga hala tuju baharu. Jasamu dikenang. Dirgahayu, guruku.

Yang Diraikan:
YBhg.En.P.Yogarajan, AMN, mantan Pengetua Cemerlang SMK Methodist, Tg.Malim.

Tetamu Kehormat:
1. YBhg. Datuk KRA Naidu, mantan ADUN Kawasan Slim.
2. YBhg. Cik Chew Poh Thoi, mantan Senator Dewan Negara.

Penulis bergambar kenangan dengan YBhg.Datuk KRA Naidu, mantan ADUN Kawasan Slim.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Jurukamera, Jurufoto atau Jurugambar?

Sketsa Nostalgia Persaraan Pengetua Cemerlang MES

Yang Diraikan:
YBhg. Encik Yogarajan a/l M.Packrisamy, AMN, Pengetua Cemerlang.
Guruku, jasamu dikenang. Dirgahayu, guruku!
Tetamu Kehormat:
YBhg. Encik Abdul Majid b. Yusoff, Ketua Sektor Pengurusan Sekolah, Jabatan Pelajaran Perak mewakili YBhg.Tuan Pengarah Pelajaran Perak, Perak Darul Ridzuan.

Rumahku Syurgaku

Taman Berop Idaman, 35900 Tg.Malim, Perak Darul Ridzuan.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Ucapan Ketua Murid MES 2011

Skrip Ucapan Ketua Murid MES 2011:
Terima kasih Pengacara Majlis,

Yg. Diraikan En. Yogarajan a/l M.Packrisamy, AMN, Pengetua Cemerlang, SMK Methodist, Tg.Malim.

Yg. Berbahagia En. Abdul Majid b.Yusoff, Ketua Sektor Pengurusan Sekolah, Jabatan Pelajaran Perak mewakili Tuan Pengarah Pelajaran Perak.

Yg. Berusaha En. Hishamuddin b. Adnan, Penolong PPD (Menengah) Batang Padang mewakili Tuan PPD Batang Padang.

Yg. Dihormati En. Mohamad Yusof b. Babjan, YDP PIBG SMK Methodist, Tg.Malim.

Yg. Dihormati En. James Selvaratnam, Pengerusi Lembaga Pengelola Sekolah, SMK Methodist, Tg.Malim.

Yg. Dihormati Cik Chew Poh Thoi, mantan Senator Dewan Negara mewakili Alumni MES.

Pegawai Pelajaran Daerah Batang Padang, Pengetua Cemerlang, Pengetua dan Guru-guru Besar, Dif-dif jemputan, AJK PIBG, Alumni MES, Tuan-tuan dan Puan-puan serta rakan-rakan yang dikasihi sekalian.

Salam Satu Malaysia.

Terlebih dahulu, saya ingin mengucapkan terima kasih kepada pihak sekolah kerana memberi saya peluang untuk berucap sepatah dua kata sempena majlis persaraan Tuan Pengetua yang kita sayangi dan sanjungi. Sebagai wakil murid SMK Methodist, Tg.Malim, saya ingin merakamkan penghargaan dan setinggi-tinggi terima kasih kepada Yang Berbahagia En.Yogarajan a/l M.Packrisamy atas sumbangan beliau sebagai seorang pendidik dan Pengetua Cemerlang di SMK Methodist, Tg.Malim (MES).

Sesungguhnya, di bawah kepemimpinan Tuan Pengetua, prestasi cemerlang PMR dan SPM MES telah dapat dipertingkatkan. Pada tahun 2010, sebanyak 21 orang murid MES telah berjaya memperoleh cemerlang A dalam semua mata pelajaran PMR dan 6 orang murid telah memperoleh cemerlang A dalam semua mata pelajaran SPM 2009. Kejayaan ini amat membanggakan kami, murid-murid MES. Yang pasti kecemerlangan ini akan menjadi rangsangan kepada setiap warga sekolah untuk terus mencapai kebitaraan, kecemerlangan dan keterbilangan pada masa depan.

Sebagai pembimbing yang dedikasi, beliau sentiasa berusaha untuk mencungkil dan mengasah bakat terpendam murid-murid MES. Hasil usaha beliau selama ini telah dapat diterjemahkan apabila pasukan robotik sekolah telah mengungguli pertandingan robotik antarabangsa pada tahun 2009 di Yokohama, Jepun dan di Pohang, Korea Selatan pada tahun 2010.

Murid-murid MES juga telah berjaya meraih Anugerah Tokoh Nilam Perak 2008 dan Naib Johan Tokoh Nilam Perak 2009 dan 2010 selain mengungguli beberapa pertandingan ko-akademik dan kokurikulum di peringkat daerah, negeri dan kebangsaan. Kejayaan ini hanya dapat dicapai berkat dorongan dan galakan yang diberikan oleh Tuan Pengetua dalam bidang kurikulum dan kokurikulum sekali gus meningkatkan imej sekolah di persada pendidikan antarabangsa selaras dengan moto MES, yakni Magnanimous, Efficient dan Significant.

Pada masa yang sama, Tuan Pengetua juga sentiasa mengambil berat tentang sahsiah dan disiplin murid MES. Disiplin murid dipantau selia dengan baik agar MES menjadi tempat yang selesa untuk sesi pengajaran dan pembelajaran murid-murid. Iltizam dan jasa baik Tuan Pengetua akan sentiasa dikenang oleh murid-murid. Sesungguhnya, persaraan beliau merupakan suatu kehilangan besar kepada kami khususnya dan warga sekolah amnya.

Kami, murid-murid MES senantiasa mendoakan agar Tuan Pengetua sihat walafiat dan gembira bersama-sama keluarga yang tersayang di buana persaraan. Segala nasihat dan tunjuk ajar cikgu selama ini akan tersemai kukuh di kamar ingatan sebagai bekalan kehidupan kami pada masa depan.

Pulau Pandan jauh ke tengah,
Gunung Daik bercabang tiga;
Hancur badan dikandung tanah,
Budi baik dikenang juga.

Akhir kata, “We will miss you, Sir! We will always proudly say that you were our teacher.” Cikgu, jasamu dikenang. Dirgahayu, guruku.

Sekian, terima kasih.
Tivya Aingari a/p Ganesan

Sunday, March 6, 2011


Biarkanlah dendam berahi, dendam benci, dan dendam kesumat mengalir bebas ke lautan aman. Dan, pupuklah rindu dendam pada kehidupan yang aman damai, makmur sejahtera dan bahagia ceria tanpa dendam bersarang dan bernanah di kalbu kehidupan yang fana ini. Salam.


Maka berbicaralah Tuk Kura:
"Ingatlah, usia hamba telah mencapai satu ratus sembilan puluh sembilan tahun. Sudah hampir ke tahun dua ratus. Peganglah prinsip hamba, kalau harta atau nama yang tuan hamba cari, tuan hamba terpaksa menjaganya. Tetapi jika ilmu yang tuan hamba timba, ilmu itu akan menjaga tuan hamba!"
(Sumber: Novel Satira: Perlumbaan Kedua oleh Marwilis Hj. Yusuf)

Saturday, March 5, 2011


Kadang-kala rasa rindu, sayang dan cinta boleh kita luah buktikan melalui puisi.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Persaraan Pengetua Cemerlang

(Dedikasi buat Encik Yogarajan a/l M.Packrisamy, AMN yang akan bersara pada 9 Mac 2011)

Bagaikan tukang jahit, guru
Kautabah sabar menarikan jejarum ilmu
Bertemankan bebenang rona
Mencantumkan helai demi helai kain
Menjadi busana kebahagiaan anak-anak warisan
Nusa dan bangsa

Bagaikan tukang masak, guru
Kaugigih cekal
Memilih sayur-mayur yang terpilih
Digaulkan dengan gizi dan rempah-ratus pengalaman
Menghasilkan hidangan kedewasaan
Buat anak cucu warisan zaman-berzaman

Bagaikan tukang rumah, guru
Kausabar mengetam pepapan akhlak
Mendirikan tiang moral
Membentuk kamar, jendela dan pintu
Rumah keharmonian
Insan - anak-anak didik nan kamil

Dalam riak gelombang lautan kehidupan, guru
Kaulah bahtera gagah melayari cekal ke pelabuhan bahagia
Dalam pusar pawana ribut yang mengganas di gurun pasir kehidupan, guruku
Kaulah khalifah tabah
Milik jati diri adunan citra terpuji
Memandu aku
Musafir sesat serba daif
Ke buana celik insaf
Menuju alaf baharu
Era Koridor Raya Multimedia

Dalam kegelapan, guru
Kau sebutir bintang berkerdipan di cakerawala hidupku
Jejalur nur suci kristalmu
Menerangi buana ilmuku
Waktu demi waktu
Selagi hayat dikandung badan

Dirgahayu, guruku
Jasa baktimu
Kembang mekar mewangi di taman kehidupan


Thursday, March 3, 2011

Uthaya Sankar SB

Selesai sudah Seminar Interlok: Sastera, Sejarah dan Budaya di Auditorium Jabatan Kebudayaan dan Kesenian Negara, Perak Darul Ridzuan pada 3 Mac 2011. Sempat bergambar kenangan dengan Sdra. Uthaya Sankar SB.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


Seminar Interlok: Sastera, Sejarah dan Budaya di Auditorium Jabatan Kebudayaan dan Kesenian Negara, Perak Darul Ridzuan pada 3 Mac 2011 (Khamis) - 2.00 petang.