Thursday, 29 March 2007

news of the day

there were two pieces of news that caught my eyes today.

ever since i moved into the neighbourhood in the year 2001 when the place were definitely not at the advanced developed stage as it is now (we didn't even have the luxury of streetlights en route home), i have always thought that this is going to be a very big development with 2 must-have facilities not properly planned for this area, a mosque and a tanah pusara (graveyard) * wink to nonah :D *. i mean, with the projected population explosion of living people around here, where are we going to go to get the final rest in peace?

then, dedicated to two full pages in the metro section of thebintang were the dispute arising related to this matter.

one of the headlines of the few related articles was (with some extracts). you could read the whole article here:

Finally, a RIP place for Kota Damansara

THE first Muslim cemetery in Kota Damansara will be ready next month, according to Kota Damansara state assemblyman Datuk Mokhtar Ahmad Dahlan.

He said the cemetery, located in Section 8, will receive its first 'occupant' in April.

MNS and a coalition of residents from several areas in Kota Damansara who call themselves Friends of Kota Damansara have been fighting to protect the area from development.

it's supposed to be a wish came true for me, at least. but while i could understand the opposition from those bungalow lot owners about their prospective no-nonsense, peaceful and very quiet neighbours, i don't understand why they have to clear up a fast-shrinking virgin forest for that purpose. as a self-proclaimed tree-hugger, now i found myself in a limbo state of being overjoyed or aghast of such development.

now, the second news had a title Beef diet 'damages sons' sperm'. you can read the full article here . and some extracts:
Scientists have produced evidence to suggest that Europe was right to ban the beef industry from using growth promoters to increase yield.

A US study has linked use of the chemicals to damage to human sperm.

The University of Rochester found men whose mothers ate a lot of beef during pregnancy had lower sperm counts.

They found those whose mothers ate more than seven beef meals a week had an average sperm concentration of 43.1 million sperm per millilitre of seminal fluid.

In contrast, the sons of mothers who ate less beef had an average of 56.9 million sperm.

don't think those kampung cows have this growth hormones injected into them. but i pity those pregnant mothers of boys who mengidam (long for) steak all the time.

just a friendly community service reminder. which reminds me of that yummy sizzling garlic steak in stesen victoria that i haven't had for a long time.

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