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[caption id="attachment_408" align="aligncenter" width="399" caption="Police officers inspect damage at the All Saints Church in Taiping of Perak state, Malaysia, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010. Another church was hit by a firebomb early Sunday, the fifth assault in three days of unrest following a court decision that allows Christians and other non-Muslims to use 'Allah' to refer to God."]Police officers inspect damage at the All Saints Church in Taiping of Perak state, Malaysia, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010. Another church was hit by a firebomb early Sunday, the fifth assault in three days of unrest following a court decision that allows Christians and other non-Muslims to use 'Allah' to refer to God.[/caption] KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Firebombs were thrown at three more churches in Malaysia on Sunday and another was splashed with black paint, the latest in a series of assaults on Christian houses of worship following a court decision allowing non-Muslims to use "Allah" to refer to God. Despite the attacks, thousands of Christians nationwide attended Sunday services and prayed for national unity and an end to the violence. The unprecedented attacks have set off a wave of disquiet among Malaysia's minority Christians and strained their ties with the majority Malay Muslims. About 9 percent of Malaysia's 28 million people are Christian, most of whom are ethnic Chinese or Indian. Muslims make up 60 percent of the population and most of them are ethnic Malays. Religious minorities have often complained about what they say is institutionalized religious discrimination here.

[caption id="attachment_396" align="aligncenter" width="399" caption="People gather as an investigator inspects the damage to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church are seen in Petaling Jaya, near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010. A fourth church in Malaysia has been hit by firebombs by unidentified attackers, stoking concern among Christians amid a growing dispute in the country over the use of the word 'Allah' by non-Muslims. (AP photo)"]People gather as an investigator inspects the damage to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church are seen in Petaling Jaya, near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010. A fourth church in Malaysia has been hit by firebombs by unidentified attackers, stoking concern among Christians amid a growing dispute in the country over the use of the word 'Allah' by non-Muslims.[/caption] KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – A fourth church in Malaysia was hit by firebombs Saturday, stoking concern among Christians as a dispute rages over the use of the word "Allah" by non-Muslims. The latest incident occurred after three other churches were firebombed Friday, just days after a Kuala Lumpur court ruled non-Muslims to use the word "Allah" to refer to God in their literature.

[caption id="attachment_383" align="aligncenter" width="360" caption="Fire rescue personal inspect the damage after unidentified attackers set fire to a church in Malaysia, early Friday, Jan. 8, 2010. Officials say unidentified attackers have set fire to a church in Malaysia amid a growing conflict in the country over the use of the word "Allah" by non-Muslims. (AP Photo)"]Fire rescue personal inspect the damage after unidentified attackers set fire to a church in Malaysia, early Friday, Jan. 8, 2010. Officials say unidentified attackers have set fire to a church in Malaysia amid a growing conflict in the country over the use of the word "Allah" by non-Muslims. (AP Photo)[/caption] KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Assailants attacked three Malaysian churches with firebombs Friday, extensively damaging one amid a growing conflict over the use of the word "Allah" by non-Muslims, officials said.  The attacks sharply escalated tensions in the Muslim-majority country ahead of planned protests by Muslims later Friday against a Kuala Lumpur High Court verdict which struck down a 3-year-old ban on non-Muslims using "Allah" in their literature.  "I condemn these actions because they will destroy our country's harmony," Prime Minister Najib Razak told reporters. "The government will take whatever steps it can to prevent such acts."  Najib said he has told the national police chief to step up security at churches and other places of worship. 

[caption id="attachment_379" align="aligncenter" width="220" caption="Self-made badge by Chiew, now a souvenir for her family (image from chinapress.com)"][/caption] MUAR: The body of Chiew Fong Neo was cremated at the Batu 13 Muar-Tangkak crematorium yesterday. The 43-year-old mother of three was the saviour of four people who received her lungs, kidneys and liver following a hit-and-run accident on Sunday which claimed her life on Tuesday. Chiew's livers were transplanted into a 43-year-old woman identified as Sarojini, a victim of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis who underwent a 10-hour double lung transplant at the National Heart Institute. Chiew's kidneys were given to a 51-year-old man from Batu Pahat and...

[caption id="attachment_374" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="Fighting from http://www.desktopnexus.com"][/caption] A Cherokee elder sitting with his grandchildren told them, "In every life there is a terrible fight - a fight between two wolves. One is evil: he is fear, anger, envy, greed, arrogance, self-pity, resentment, and deceit. The other is good: joy, serenity, humility, confidence, generosity, truth, gentleness, and compassion." A child asked, "Grandfather, which wolf will win?" The elder looked him in the eye. "The one you feed." Lesson: Development of good character depends on everyday choices one makes. [source: http://go.webassistant.com/wa/upload/users/u1000057/workspaces/30stories/]...

[caption id="attachment_370" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Plantation by CJ"][/caption] Plantation My life begins with a tiny seed, sowed from the wet and dark underground and the earth worms and bugs creep suffocated by the stones and soil. How I wish to bask in sunshine.. roots are pushing deep shoots are showing up hoping to see a different world Finally the day comes I poke my head up out the ground wet, dark, creepy, and suffocated it’s the same world…...