27 March 2015

Rafizi dicekup polis...

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Seru PKR sertai demo esok, Rafizi ditahan polis...

Naib Presiden PKR Rafizi Ramli ditahan polis petang ini berhubung seruannya kepada anggota parti supaya menyertai perhimpunan Kita Lawan‬ esok.



Beliau, yang juga setiausaha agung PKR, ditahan bawah Akta Hasutan di pusat khidmat parlimennya di Pandan.

Beliau dijangka dibawa ke balai polis Dang Wangi untuk disiasat, kata satu kenyataan PKR.

Selain berkumpul di kompleks membeli-belah Sogo mulai jam 4 petang seperti beberapa minggu lepas, perhimpunan esok turut bertujuan "meraikan" majlis perkahwinan anak perdana menteri di pusat konvensyen KLCC.

Mereka dijangka berarak dari beberapa lokasi sebelum menuju ke Sogo dan kemudian KLCC.

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Sebelum ini Rafizi mengarahkan ahli parti itu untuk menyertai perhimpunan itu esok.

Ekoran itu beliau ditahan polis di pusat perkhidmatannya atas dakwaan menghasut, petang ini.

Malam tadi, berlaku pergelutan dengan anggota penguatkuasa Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL) yang cuba untuk menurunkan kain rentang yang menggesa pemecatan Ketua Polis Negara, Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar.

Susulan itu polis menahan enam aktivis, termasuk dua wakil rakyat PKR ADUN Simpang Pulai, Tan Kar Hing dan ADUN Teja, Chang Lih Kang(above).- mk

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Rafizi latest to fall into police dragnet...

PKR vice-president Rafizi Ramli is the latest to fall victim to an ongoing police crackdown on freedom of speech.

The Pandan lawmaker was arrested under the Sedition Act in connection with the planned Kita Lawan rally tomorrow.

"It is understood he was arrested under the Sedition Act over a directive he circulated recently about the Kita Lawan rally," PKR said in a statement late this afternoon.

It said Rafizi, who is also PKR secretary-general, has been taken to the Dang Wangi district police headquarters.


In a statement issued yesterday, Rafizi called for the mobilisation of party members to take part in tomorrow’s Kita lawan rally.

The Kita Lawan movement was created following the jailing of Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim last month.

Since then, more than a dozen activists have been arrested over the series of protests organised by Kita Lawan.

Protesters tomorrow will gather at three locations - Masjid Jamek, Dataran Merdeka and the PAS headquarters from 4pm, before marching to the Sogo shopping mall and on to the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC).

Najib's daughter, Nooryana Najwa Najib, who is married to Kazakhstan national Daniyar Kessikbayev, will be holding a wedding reception at KLCC tomorrow night.

DAP has refused to mobilise its members to take part in the protest on grounds that it does not want its members to gatecrash the wedding party.- mk


IGP: Was Rafizi asking for Anwar's jailbreak...

PKR vice-president Rafizi Ramli's directive could also be interpreted as urging supporters to break out Anwar Ibrahim from prison, said inspector-general of police Khalid Abu Bakar.

He said this when asked to comment on the Pandan lawmaker's arrest this afternoon.

"Rafizi asked his supporters to come out in full force tomorrow to release Anwar.

"This kind of open letter has many meanings. Is he asking people to break Anwar out of prison?

"Such letters would give different interpretations to those who do not understand," he added.

Yesterday, Rafizi issued a directive calling for the full mobilisation of PKR members for the Kita Lawan rally tomorrow.

Directive can cause chaos

Meanwhile, Khalid said the police are also investigating the lawmaker to determine how widespread the directive is.

"We want to know the reactions of his supporters towards his call to release Anwar.

"This is dangerous, therefore the police would not allow such calls to be made. Any kind of directive which can cause chaos would only lead us to take action," he added.

However, the police chief did not reveal how long the Pandan MP would be remanded, saying the police had "many things" to clarify with Rafizi.

The Kita Lawan movement was created following Anwar's imprisonment last month.

Since then, more than a dozen activists have been arrested over the protests organised by Kita Lawan.- mk


Rafizi arah anggota PKR bebas Anwar?

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Lembaga Pengampunan lupus petisyen Anwar...

Lembaga Pengampunan telah melupuskan petisyen yang difailkan oleh keluarga Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim dan ketua pembangkang akan hilang kelayakan sebagai ahli Parlimen, kata Peguam Kanan Persekutuan Amarjeet Singh hari ini.

Bagaimanapun, peguam Anwar N Surendran tidak mahu mendedahkan apa keputusan tersebut, sementara menunggu pengesahan di Mahkamah Tinggi Kuala Lumpur pada hari Rabu.

Keputusan Lembaga Pengampunan telah disampaikan kepada Hakim Mahkamah Tinggi Datuk Asmabi Mohamad dalam kamar pagi ini dan beliau menetapkan Rabu depan untuk pengesahan lanjut.

Amarjeet memberitahu pemberita kemudiannya bahawa petisyen itu telah "dilupuskan" dan dengan itu, kedudukan perlembagaan jelas mengenai perkara itu.

Beliau berkata afidavit dari Ketua Pengarah Bahagian Undang-Undang, Jabatan Perdana Menteri, yang merupakan sebahagian daripada urusetia Lembaga Pengampunan, telah dihantar kepada keluarga Anwar.

Difahamkan bahawa satu salinan afidavit itu, yang dikeluarkan oleh Ketua Pengarah bahagian tersebut, Nursiah Arshad, dihantar ke mahkamah hari ini.

"Ya petisyen itu telah didengar dan dilupuskan. Keputusan itu telah disampaikan kepada mereka (keluarga Anwar) dalam bentuk afidavit. Mereka meminta masa untuk mengesahkan fakta.

"(Kedudukan) sebagai ahli Parlimen tidak lagi wujud, dia hilang kelayakan," kata Amarjeet, sambil menambah bahawa hakim memberi pemohon masa untuk pengesahan dan mendapatkan arahan daripada plaintif.

Bagaimanapun, Amarjeet, yang mengetuai Bahagian Sivil Pejabat Peguam Negara, berkata beliau akan menyerahkan kepada peguam pemimpin pembangkang untuk mengesahkan perkara itu.

Lembaga Pengampunan dipengerusikan oleh Yang di-Pertuan Agong. Ahli-ahli lain termasuk Peguam Negara Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail (kanan) dan Menteri Wilayah Persekutuan  Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor.- mk


Pardon disposed, Anwar to lose MP seat...

The Pardons Board has disposed the petition filed by Anwar Ibrahim's family and the opposition leader will be disqualified as a member of parliament, senior federal counsel Amarjeet Singh said today.

However, Anwar's lawyer N Surendran did not wish to comment on this announcement, saying he would wait for the confirmation on the matter from the High Court in Kuala Lumpur.

The Pardons Board decision was conveyed to High Court judge Asmabi Mohamad in chambers this morning and she fixed next Wednesday for further confirmation.

Amarjeet told reporters later that the petition has been "disposed" and hence, the position of the constitution is clear on the matter.

He said an affidavit from the director-general of the Legal Division of the Prime Minister's Department, who is part of the Pardons Board secretariat, has been sent to Anwar's family.

It is understood that a copy of the affidavit, issued by division director-general Nursiah Arshad, was made available to the court today.

"Yes the petition has been heard and disposed of. The decision has been conveyed to them (Anwar's family) in the form of an affidavit. They asked for time to verify the fact.

"The MP (position) ceases to exist; he becomes disqualified," Amarjeet said, adding that the judge granted the applicant time for confirmation and to seek instructions from the plaintiff.

However, Amarjeet, who heads the Civil Division of the Attorney-General’s Chambers, said he would leave it to the opposition leader’s lawyers to confirm the matter.

The Pardons Board is chaired by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong. Other members include Attorney-General Abdul Gani Patail (right) and Federal Territories Minister Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor.

This decision ends the bid by Anwar’s family to seek a pardon on his sodomy conviction and the 67-year-old politician will have to complete his five-year sentence.

This will also mean that his Permatang Pauh parliamentary seat would be declared vacant, paving the way for a by-election.

Today was initially fixed for the hearing of leave (permission) on Anwar's application for a judicial review to attend the current sitting of the Parliament, which ends on April 9.

Anwar had named Prisons Department director-general Zulkifli Omar and Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi as respondents.

The plea for pardon was submitted by Anwar's family to the Pardons Board on Feb 24, 14 days after the opposition leader was convicted by the Federal Court.

Meanwhile, Surendran said they cannot confirm the disposal of the plea as the family has yet to receive the letter and it was inappropriate for them to comment at this juncture.

"We only got to know this (decision), this morning from the senior federal counsel. Last Tuesday, the senior federal counsel sought more time to find out more from the Pardons Board whether a decision has been made," Surendran said.

Asked to comment whether Anwar could file another application for pardon, the lawyer said it was possible if there are "fresh circumstances".

Responding to a question, another of Anwar's lawyers, Latheefa Koya, agreed that normally, the Pardons Board would take a long time to decide on applications.

"But this was so swift," Latheefa said. - mk




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Ko-pilot sengaja hempas pesawat Germanwings...


Semua indikasi yang ada menunjukkan bahawakapal terbang German Wings yang membawa 150 penumpang dan anak kapal terhempas berikutan aksi bunuh diri salah seorang juruterbangnya.

Laporan dari kotak hitam menunjukkan rakaman suara salah seorang juruterbang terkunci dari luar kokpit sebelum pesawat terhempas di Banjaran Alps, Selasa.

Akhbar The New York Times memetik seorang penyiasat berkata, rakaman audio menunjukkan sebaik pesawat memulakan penerbangan, seorang daripada juruterbang meninggalkan kokpit dan tidak dapat memasukinya semula.

Penyiasat itu memberitahu akhbar itu bahawa juruterbang berkenaan pada mulanya mengetuk perlahan pintu kokpit sebelum mengulanginya beberapa kali dengan ketukan lebih kuat.

"Ia berlarutan dan anda boleh mendengar dia (juruterbang) cuba untuk memecahkan pintu kokpit namun pintu masih tidak dibuka," katanya.

Penyiasat itu bagaimanapun tidak membuat spekulasi tentang mengapa juruterbang di dalam kokpit tidak membuka pintu atau menghubungi pusat kawalan udara sebelum pesawat terhampas.



Ketua Biro Siasatan dan Analisis (BEA), Remi Jouty berkata, komunikasi terakhir dari pesawat terbabit adalah rutin meminta kebenaran untuk meneruskan penerbangan.

Beberapa minit kemudian iaitu pada pada kira-kira jam 10.30 pagi waktu tempatan, pesawat Airbus A320 itu mula kehilangan altitud dalam tempoh 10 minit apabila ia menurun kepada paras 32,000 kaki berbanding ketinggian penerbangan 38,000 dan kemudiannya terhempas di kawasan pergunungan ketika berada pada 6,000 kaki.

Sehubungan itu, tiada panggilan kecemasan atau sebarang petunjuk sesuatu yang luar biasa menyebabkan penyiasat Perancis masih berhempas pulas bagi menyelesaikan misteri nahas berkenaan.

Ketika situasi cemas terbabit, pesawat itu dikatakan masih di bawah pengendalian juruterbang.

"Keadaan pesawat itu adalah bersesuaian dengan kapal terbang yang dikendalikan oleh juruterbang. Ia juga bersesuaian dengan pesawat yang dikawal oleh juruterbang automatik," kata Jouty.

"Setakat ini, masih tiada penjelasan. Sukar untuk membayangkan sekiranya juruterbang itu secara sedar merempuh kawasan pergunungan."

Sementara itu, beberapa juruterbang syarikat tambang murah Germanwings enggan membuat sebarang penerbangan semalam susulan nahas sebuah pesawat milik syarikat.

Keputusan itu dibuat selepas pendedahan pesawat jenis Airbus A320 itu telah ditahan daripada berlepas 24 jam sebelum nahas berlaku kelmarin disebabkan oleh masalah teknikal.

Kapal terbang itu tiba-tiba menjunam dari altitud penerbangannya lalu terhempas di pergunungan tersebut.

Nahas tersebut turut mendorong pemeriksaan keselamatan dilakukan ke atas semua pesawat Airbus A320 lain yang banyak digunakan oleh Germanwings.



Perkembangan itu menyebabkan ramai penumpang terkandas di Lapangan Terbang Heathrow, Stansted dan Manchester di Britain kerana kru-kru Germanwings enggan bekerja berikutan kebimbangan berhubung aspek keselamatan.

Seorang jurucakap syarikat induk Germanwings, Lufthansa berkata, penerbangan dari Dusseldorf, Jerman ke Barcelona telah dibatalkan kerana beberapa juruterbang berasa mereka berada ‘dalam keadaan tidak baik untuk mengemudi pesawat.’

Jurucakap itu bagaimanapun enggan mendedahkan jumlah juruterbang yang enggan bertugas; semalam.

“Namun, semua penerbangan lain milik Lufthansa masih diteruskan seperti biasa,” katanya.

Seorang jurucakap sebuah kesatuan juruterbang Jerman, Joerg Handwerg berkata, keengganan melakukan penerbangan itu bukan disebabkan oleh faktor keselamatan.

“Sebaliknya, juruterbang-juruterbang terbabit mempunyai kenalan dan rakan sekerja yang baru sahaja menemui ajal. Ia satu bebanan emosi yang besar kepada mereka,” ujarnya.

Germanwings kelmarin mengumumkan gangguan pada beberapa laluan penerbangan disebabkan sebilangan juruterbangnya terlalu terkejut selepas beberapa jam mendapat berita nahas tersebut.- agendadaily


Germanwings - Co-pilot likely crashed jet deliberately...

The co-pilot of the Germanwings airliner that crashed in the French Alps killing all 150 people aboard, appears to have brought the A320 Airbus down deliberately, the Marseille prosecutor said today.

German Andreas Lubitz, 28, left in sole control of the Airbus A320 after the captain left the cockpit, refused to re-open the door and operated a control that sent the plane into its final, fatal descent, the prosecutor told a news conference.

The French prosecutor said Lubitz was not known as a terrorist and there were no grounds to consider the crash as a terrorist incident.

Recordings suggested passengers' screams began just before the final impact, he said.

Earlier, a German state prosecutor had said that just one of the two pilots of the Germanwings airliner was in the cockpit at the time it went down.

The statements came after the New York Times reported that "black box" recordings showed one of the pilots had left the cockpit and could not get back in before the plane crashed.

"One was in the cockpit and the other wasn't," Christoph Kumpa at the prosecutors' office in Duesseldorf told Reuters by telephone, adding that the information came from investigators in France.

Investigators were still studying voice recordings from one of the "black boxes" on Thursday while the search continued for a second in the ravine where the plane crashed, 100 km from Nice.

The recordings did not make clear why the pilot left the cockpit or why he could not regain entry as the plane steadily descended toward a mountain range in a remote area of the French Alps on Tuesday.

"The guy outside is knocking lightly on the door and there is no answer," an investigator described only as a senior French military official told the New York Times, citing the recordings.

"And then he hits the door stronger and no answer. There is never an answer. You can hear he is trying to smash the door down," the investigator added.

"Very smooth, very cool"

The cockpit audio had showed "very smooth, very cool" conversation between the pilots in the early part of the flight.

"We don't know yet the reason why one of the guys went out," the official said. "But what is sure is that at the very end of the flight, the other pilot is alone and does not open the door."

A spokesman for Germanwings' owner Lufthansa said: "We have no information from the authorities that confirms this report and we are seeking more information. We will not take part in speculation on the causes of the crash."

It confirmed that the main pilot had over 6,000 hours of flying time, while the more junior co-pilot had just 630 hours and had been with Germanwings since September 2013.

In France, the interior and defence ministries said they had no information on the newspaper report. Lufthansa announced it would hold a briefing for later in the day.

France's BEA air investigation bureau was not available for comment. Yesterday it said it was too early to draw meaningful conclusions on why the plane went down.

"We have not yet been able to study and to establish an exact timing for all the sounds and words heard on this file," BEA director Remi Jouty told a news conference.

Jouty expected the first basic analysis in days but warned that the read-out could be subject to errors and that more work would be needed for a full interpretation.

Post 911 rules

The BEA said the plane started descending a minute after reaching cruising height and lost altitude for over nine minutes. The pilot's last words to the ground confirmed the next navigational waypoint, ending with a call-sign and "thank you".

Pilots may temporarily leave the cockpit at certain times and in certain circumstances, such whilst the aircraft is cruising, according to German aviation law.

Lufthansa said that its cockpit doors can be opened from the outside with a code, in line with regulations introduced after the Sept 11 attacks.

However, the code system can be blocked from inside the cockpit, according to an Airbus promotional video posted online and confirmed by the planemaker.

The BEA on Wednesday already ruled out a mid-air explosion and said the scenario did not look like a depressurisation.


It also noted the airliner had flown in a straight line directly into the mountain, but had no word on whether that seemed to be at the hand of a pilot or auto-pilot.

Germanwings said 72 Germans were killed in the first major air passenger disaster on French soil since the 2000 Concorde accident just outside Paris.

Madrid revised down on Thursday the number of Spanish victims to 50 from 51 previously.

As well as Germans and Spaniards, victims included three Americans, a Moroccan and citizens of Britain, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Colombia, Denmark, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Iran and the Netherlands, officials said. However, DNA checks to identify them could take weeks, the French government said.

The families of victims were being flown to Marseille on Thursday before being taken up to the zone close to the crash site.

Chapels had been prepared for them with a view of the mountain where their loved ones died.- Reuters


Maaf Tun Musa, pendirian Umno hanyalah untuk terus berkuasa...

Bekas Timbalan Presiden Umno Tun Musa Hitam telah menyeru partinya agar menyatakan pendirian terhadap usaha PAS untuk melaksanakan hudud di Kelantan.

Namun adakah Umno dan pemimpinnya akan menuruti seruan itu?  Jawapannya kita semua sudah tahu.

Umno tidak akan menyatakan pendiriannya, kerana satu-satu pendirian parti itu adalah untuk kekal berkuasa dengan apa sahaja cara – walaupun ia menjejaskan perpaduan negara. Ini dapat dilihat melalui sikap tolak ansurnya kepada pentaksub kaum dan agama.

Rakyat jelas mengetahui bahawa sokongan penuh Umno terhadap pindaan Enakmen Kanun Jenayah Syariah (II) 1993 di Dewan Undangan Negeri (DUN) Kelantan pada 19 Mac lalu adalah sebahagian daripada agenda politiknya.

Kekuatan politik Umno kini pada tahap paling lemah dalam sejarah, dan ia menggunakan perpaduan Melayu dan agama untuk kekal relevan dan berkuasa.

Itulah satu-satunya sebab mengapa Umno kini berterusan mengambil hati PAS. Malangnya bagi rakyat Malaysia yang cintakan keamanan, PAS kini diketuai oleh Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang yang pro-Umno.

Dengan berbaik dan menyokong agenda PAS, Umno telah berjaya memecah-belahkan Pakatan Rakyat – gabungan yang telah melemahkan kerajaan Umno-BN dalam PRU ke-12 dan 13.

Dalam dua pilihanraya umum itu, Pakatan berjaya menubuhkan kerajaan di lima negeri pada tahun 2008, dan menafikan majoriti dua pertiga BN di Parlimen buat pertama kali dalam sejarah.

Maka, satu-satunya agenda dan pendirian Umno buat masa ini adalah menghancurkan kesatuan Pakatan, dan ia menjalankan rancangan tersebut dengan cekap melalui “rakannya” Hadi Awang.

Namun Pakatan bernasib baik apabila PKR menyeimbangkan agenda perkauman dan agama Umno dengan tidak menyokong usaha hudud PAS di Parlimen atas dasar parti itu memiliki pandangan berbeza berkaitan hudud.

Dalam satu kenyataan dari Cordoba, Sepanyol dan dilaporkan the Malaysian Insider, Musah Hitam berkata, Umno perlu segera menyatakan pendirian ke atas hudud PAS dan tidak berpura-pura terkejut dengan usaha parti itu untuk melaksanakannya di Kelantan.

Musa berkata: “Hudud tidak sesuai bagi sebuah negara seperti Malaysia…Saya amat kecewa dengan Umno sendiri, seolah-olah terpinga (dengan usaha PAS) dan hingga sekarang masih belum menentukan pendirian tegasnya. Saya boleh dikatakan begitu lama khuatir atas polisi dan agenda Umno di sini.

“Umno mesti mengambil pendirian tegas. Ini ialah isu nasional yang berimplikasi panjang dalam negara di peringkat domestik mahu pun antarabangsa.

“Umno tidak mampu dianggap seolah-olah cuba melebihi PAS dalam hal ini. Umno janganlah mahu menjadi lebih PAS daripada PAS sendiri!”

Dengan keputusan DAP dan PKR untuk tidak menyokong hudud PAS apabila ia dibentang di Parlimen nanti, giliran Umno dan BN pula untuk menjelaskan sama ada mereka menyokongnya.

Bagaimana dengan pendirian parti komponen BN, terutama MCA, MIC dan Gerakan.

Musa berkata, orang ramai tidak harus merasa hairan dengan tindakan PAS kerana parti itu “begitu lama dan konsisten mereka mengutarakan manifestonya melaksanakan hukum ini.”

“(Dan) Semua parti pembangkang yang ada di dalam Pakatan Rakyat pula janganlah berpura-pura tidak mengetahuinya,” tambahnua lagi.

Pada masa sama, Musa menegaskan kembali pendiriannya bahawa hudud tidak sesuai untuk negara kita.

Sebagai seorang bekas penganjur Umno, saya penuh percaya hati sanubari Umno, sejak ditubuh hingga sekarang, berpendirian hudud tidak sesuai bagi Malaysia yang berupa negara majmuk berbagai keturunan dan agama ini.

“Kalau saya tersalah faham dalam hal ini, Umno harus menentukan pendiriannya secepat mungkin. Isu ini sangat penting dan tidak boleh dibiarkan begitu sahaja.

“Bukan sahaja negara yang akan menanggung akibatnya tetapi Umno juga akan menghadapi akibat buruk sebagai parti politik yang begitu banyak berkhidmat kepada bangsa dan negara begitu lama.

“Janganlah hendaknya Umno memusnahkan diri sendiri. Moga kenyataan saya ini direstui Allah swt,” katanya lagi.- Ng Kee Seng,theantdaily

Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng was awarded RM550,000 in damages by the High Court against a Perkasa leader and three Umno related newspapers for claiming that he had leaked national secrets to Singapore's ruling PAP party in 2011. – The Malaysian Insider pic, March 26, 2015.
Guan Eng wins suit against 3 papers, Perkasa leader...

Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng has won a defamation suit against Perkasa senior leader Ruslan Kassim and three newspapers - the New Straits Times (M) Bhd, Berita Harian Sdn Bhd and Utusan Melayu (M) Bhd.

The Kuala Lumpur High Court today ordered them to pay Lim a total of RM550,000 in damages.

The quantum is for aggravated and exemplary damages for publishing a comment piece by the Perkasa leader accusing Lim of being a spy for Singapore.

Justice Nor Bee Ariffin ordered Perkasa to pay RM150,000 while NSTP (M) Bhd and Utusan were to pay RM200,000 each in damages.

She also ordered the three entities to pay costs amounting RM20,000 each.

Ruslan (left), who is also the Negeri Sembilan Perkasa chief, had issued a press release four years' ago alleging Lim had leaked Malaysia's secrets in his trip to Singapore with InvestPenang in 2011.

Lim had dinner with Temasik Corporation senior people, while the Perkasa leader alleged the Penang CM had met with PAP leaders.

The dinner was organised by businessman Kalimullah Hassan and Mohd Azman Yahya.

In her judgment today, Justice Nor Bee ruled the New Straits Times, Berita Harian and Utusan practised irresponsible journalism for not verifying their report with Lim over an event that took place over two months before the publication of the article.

She noted that the newspapers cited Lim's boycott of their media as reason for them in not connecting, but they should have shown attempts to contact the Bagan MP, which they did not.

“Instead they (the newspapers) hurried in publishing the article despite the dinner took place two months before Ruslan's press release,” the judge said.

Failed defence

Justice Nor Bee also ruled the publications had failed in their defence of fair comment, justification and qualified privilege.

“While the newspapers issued an apology to Kalimullah and Azman they did not do the same to Lim. Hence, their defence of justification, qualified privilege and fair comment does not hold.”

Despite this, the court ruled out Lim's assertion of mala fide (bad intention) in the publication of those articles but said the court could infer there was such intention.

Lim named Ruslan, Perkasa president Ibrahim Ali, Perkasa, former NSTSB group editor Syed Nadzri Syed Harun, NSTP, Utusan group editor Abdul Aziz Ishak  (left) and Utusan as defendants.

The Penang CM filed the RM15 million suit in June 2012, claiming he had been defamed by the publication which accused him of releasing government secrets.

Lim in his statement of claim said that New Straits Times and Utusan Malaysia had reported on the allegations “without first verifying the facts and truth of the statements issued” by Ruslan.

“I’m not a federal minister, how would I know national secrets? It’s a serious claim and it carries an extremely heavy penalty,” Lim told reporters then adding that the article in question was part of an “obvious agenda” to help BN recapture power in Penang, which it had lost in the 2008 general election.

Justice Nor Bee however, in reducing the quantum of damages noted that the publication had not resulted in Lim or the Pakatan government to fall and hence the amount awarded should not be that much.

Ruslan who was present in hearing the judgment, said he will consider appealing.

“The decision today shows that our courts are free, despite what Pakatan has alleged,” he said.

Lim was represented by Americk Sidhu while lawyer Lim Qi Si represented NSTP and Utusan, while Saleh Ahmad appeared for Perkasa. -mk


Guan Eng menang saman atas akhbar Umno, pemimpin Perkasa 






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26 March 2015

Najib beri jawapan sebaris soalan pinjaman 1MDB...


Perdana Menteri yang juga Menteri Kewangan Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak enggan melayan soalan di Dewan Rakyat berhubung butiran mengenai pinjaman 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) dari bank-bank tempatan.

Soalan dari Rafizi Ramli (PKR-Pandan) menuntut butiran, sehingga Januari 2015, serta hasil penemuan audit pematuhan Bank Negara bagi setiap bank.

Bagaimanapun, Najib memberi jawapan bertulis sebaris mengenainya, iaitu sehingga Januari 2015, hutang 1MDB kepada bank-bank tempatan adalah RM5.037 bilion.

Merupakan 12 peratus daripada jumlah hutang 1MDB, ia membayangkan bahawa ia bukan satu risiko sistemik kepada sistem perbankan Malaysia.

Sebelum itu, Gabenor Bank Negara Malaysia, Tan Sri Zeti Akhtar Aziz (kanan) telah berkata bahawa ujian tekanan menunjukkan 1MDB tidak akan menjejaskan ekonomi.

Menteri kabinet Khairy Jamaluddin juga pernah dilaporkan berkata walaupun terdapat kebimbangan mengenai risiko sistemik, beliau percaya 1MDB tidak akan menjadi lubang hitam yang menelan bank-bank Malaysia jika ia gagal membayar hutangnya.

Sementara itu, Rafizi memberitahu pemberita bahawa dengan memilih untuk diam mengenai penemuan audit itu, Najib sebenarnya menunjukkan bahawa Bank Negara telah membangkitkan isu-isu serius mengenai proses kelulusan pinjaman itu.

Rafizi (menjelaskan bahawa soalannya bertujuan untuk mencungkil hasil audit pematuhan Bank Negara terhadap pinjaman yang diberikan oleh Maybank, RHB dan Ambank.

Menurutnya lagi, beliau telah diberi maklumat bahawa Bank Negara telah membangkitkan isu-isu serius dengan Ambank berhubung proses kelulusan pinjaman yang diberikan kepada 1MDB.

Katanya, isu terpenting bukanlah sangat mengenai jumlahnya kepada kepada sistem perbankan tetapi dakwaan mengenai kekurangan urus tadbir yang selanjutnya boleh menjejaskan kredibiliti perbankan dan kewangan, ekoran skandal 1MDB setakat ini.

Hakikat bahawa menterinya enggan menjawab, tambah Rafizi, hanya boleh mengesahkan bahawa dakwaan itu mempunyai beberapa kebenaran. - mk

  
Najib gives one-liner to query on 1MDB loans...

Prime Minister and Finance Minister Najib Abdul Razak has refused to entertain a question in Parliament on the details of 1Malaysia Development Bhd's (1MDB) loans from local banks.

The question by Rafizi Ramli (PKR-Pandan) demanded the details, up to January 2015, as well as the findings of Bank Negara's compliance audit on each bank.

However, Najib's written reply to this was only one sentence long: "Up until January 2015, the 1MDB debts to local banks is RM5.037 billion."

At 12 percent of total debts of 1MDB, this one-liner implies that the state investment fund is not a systemic risk to the Malaysian banking system.

Earlier, Bank Negara Malaysia governor Zeti Akhtar Aziz (right) said stress tests show that 1MDB will not hurt the economy.

Cabinet minister Khairy Jamaluddin also said while there are concerns of systemic risks, he believes 1MDB will not be a black hole swallowing up Malaysian banks if the Finance Ministry firm fails to pay its debts.

However, a livid Rafizi told reporters that Najib's reply lends credence to his earlier claims regarding alleged irregularities in Ambank's loan RM2 billion loan to 1MDB.

"If Bank Negara had cleared Ambank with respect to the loans given to 1MDB, obviously the minister will not hesitate to disclose the audit findings," he said.

Credibility of banking system at stake

By choosing silence on the audit findings, Rafizi said Najib was in fact suggesting that Bank Negara did raise serious issues with the loan approval process.

Rafizi (left) explained that his question was specifically designed to unearth the outcome of Bank Negara's compliance audit on loans given by Maybank, RHB and Ambank.

"I was provided information that Bank Negara raised serious issues with Ambank with regard to the approval process of loans given to 1MDB.

"The issue is of utmost importance not so much of its amount to the banking system but the alleged lack of governance that can further undermine the credibility of our banking and financial system, already rocked by the 1MDB scandal so far.

"The fact that the minister refused to answer can only confirm that the allegation has some truth," Rafizi added.- mk


Menteri 'berlakon', tak jawab isu 1MDB...

Wakil rakyat DAP menyelar Menteri Kewangan II Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah yang didakwa “kecut” daripada menjawab soalan berkaitan 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) dan PetroSaudi semasa ucapan penggulungan di Parlimen semalam.

“Beliau pada mulanya dirujuk dengan isu 'penggelapan' AS700 juta oleh entiti dikawal Jho Low, Good Star, dengan mendakwa isu itu sudah disiasat oleh ketua audit negara dan polis.

"Beliau kemudian kata lebih baik untuk menunggu hasil siasatannya dulu.

“Apabila ditekan oleh anggota Parlimen PKR Sim Tze Tzin, Husni malah buat-buat pegang dan menyelak peraturan tetap parlimen sementara cuba mendapatkan panduan daripada timbalan speaker sama ada perlu menjawab atau tidak soalan itu.

“Timbalan speaker kemudian memberikan kebenaran kepada menteri itu untuk tidak menjawab soalan itu,” dakwa Tony Pua dalam kenyataannya.

Anggota Parlimen Petaling Jaya Utara itu justeru berkata Husni layak mendapat Anugerah Oscar untuk tindakan itu.

Katanya, tiada peruntukan dalam peraturan tetap melarang menteri  menjawab soalan melibatkan kes sedang disiasat oleh ketua audit negara atau polis.

Pua berkata wakil pembangkang mahu pengesahan sama ada 1MDB menyalurkan AS$700 ke dalam akaun bank Good Star di Switzerland dan apa sebabnya.

Anugerah Oscar sebuah anugerah berprestij antarabangsa dalam bidang lakonan dan perfileman.- mk


Bila MP Bayan Baru.. Sim Tze Tzin bertanyakan pada Timbalan Menteri Kewangan II Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah mengenai isu penyelewengan RM700 juta yang melibatkan 1MDB dan Good Star Ltd milik Jho Low malam tadi diParlimen...dia jelas tak tahu nak jawab dan akhirnya mengunakan Standing Order meminta kebenaran tidak menjawab soalan itu, Speaker Dewan membenarkan permintaan Timbalan Menteri Kewangan yang 'teraniaya' itu...

Apa itu Standing Order..?? Bermaksud jika ahli Parlimen tidak bersetuju dalam sesautu isu termasuk menjawab soalan, mereka akan gunakan Standing Order utk bangkitkan Point of Order dgn merujuk pada Speaker atau Timbalan Speaker.. diMalaysia ,Speaker berpihak pada Kjaan dan permohonan MP dari UMNO akan diluluskan agar pembangkang tidak bangkitkan isu atau soalan yang sama...f/bk

Minister may face rights panel on 1MDB loan...

PKR has threatened to refer Second Finance Minister Husni Hanadzlah to the parliamentary rights and privileges committee for contradictory answers from the government on billionaire Ananda Krishnan's involvement in a RM2 billion funding for 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB).

Yesterday, Husni told the Dewan Rakyat that Ananda Krishnan's firm helped secure a RM2 billion refinancing loan for 1MDB from private investors.

This is in direct contradiction to a previous parliamentary written answer that Ananda Krishnan did not loan any money to 1MDB and that  it would be using the 1MDB funds repatriated from the Cayman Islands to service the bank interest payments on its debts.

PKR's Bayan Baru MP Sim Tze Tzin (right) today demanded that the Finance Ministry explains this "contradiction", failing which the party would refer Husni to the rights committee for misleading the House.

In a written answer to PKR's Batu MP Tian Chua on March 11, the ministry merely said that the report claiming that Ananda Krishnan had extended the loan to 1MDB was not true.

In another written answer to the same MP on March 14, it said that 1MDB's RM2 billion repayments were made using the Cayman Islands money and not using any money loaned by Ananda.

Sim also questioned if the loan was given according to Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) regulations.

"Normally, only a bank can give a loan. Who are these private investors that had given the loan? Were the rules relaxed for these investors?" Sim asked.

Chua meanwhile urged the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) to make it their priority to call in 1MDB CEO Arul Kanda Kandasamy and Ananda Krishnan himself over the matter. - mk




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Audit tak tau mana SRC labur RM 3.81 bilion duit pencen...

Juruaudit tak tahu ke mana SRC laburkan RM3.8 bilion...

Syarikat milik Putrajaya, SRC International Sdn Bhd melaburkan sejumlah RM3.81 bilion daripada RM4 bilion yang dipinjam dari Kumpulan Wang Amanah Pencen (KWAP), dalam dana yang dikategorikan sebagai “open ended fund” iaitu pelaburan yang tidak diketahui atau tidak boleh diklasifikasikan, kata PKR.

Setiausaha Agungnya Rafizi Ramli berkata, pelaburan berkenaan hampir sama seperti yang dilakukan 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) apabila RM3.1 bilion yang dilaburkan tidak dapat dikesan juruaudit kewangan SRC.

"Kebiasaannya, jika sesebuah syarikat itu melabur dengan membeli saham atau kepentingan di dalam sebuah syarikat yang lain, pelaburan itu akan diperincikan sebagai pelaburan di dalam anak syarikat atau syarikat bersekutu yang akan memberikan maklumat terperinci," katanya dalam satu kenyataan hari ini.

"Bagaimanapun, pelaburan sebanyak RM3.81 bilion yang disebut menteri kewangan ini tidak disertakan di dalam penyata kewangan SRC International sebagai pelaburan di dalam anak syarikat atau syarikat bersekutu. 

"Ia ditunjukkan di dalam pelaburan yang tidak diketahui dan dinilai sebagai Pelaburan Tahap 3," kata ahli Parlimen Pandan itu.

Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Razak yang juga menteri kewangan dalam jawapan bertulis kepada Rafizi menjelaskan, RM3.81 daripada RM4 bilion dana yang dipinjam daripada KWAP dilaburkan dalam beberapa aset berkait sumber asli di luar negara termasuk di Indonesia dan Mongolia.

"Walaupun soalan saya adalah khusus untuk mengetahui di dalam syarikat manakah pelaburan-pelaburan ini dibuat, menteri kewangan terus mengelak dari memberi maklumat seperti mana beliau mengelak dari menjawab semua soalan berkaitan dengan 1MDB.

"Keadaan ini sama dengan pelaburan-pelaburan yang pernah dibuat oleh 1MDB yang rata-ratanya diklasifikasikan oleh juruaudit sebagai Pelaburan Tahap 3.

"Pelaburan-pelaburan seperti inilah yang akhirnya menyebabkan 1MDB berdepan masalah aliran tunai sehingga terpaksa menangguhkan bayaran hutang kepada bank-bank beberapa kali," katanya. - tmi

Auditors have no clue where Putrajaya’s SRC invested RM3.8 billion...

The Finance Ministry drew fire from opposition lawmakers today for its “vague” reply to a question on a RM3.8 billion loaned from Kumpulan Wang Amanah Pencen (KWAP) for SRC International Sdn Bhd.

In a written reply to Pandan MP Rafizi Ramli, the ministry did not specify how RM3.8 billion out of the RM4 billion loaned in 2011 from the civil service retirement fund was spent except that it had been invested in Indonesia, Mongolia and “some other countries”.

The ministry also did not specify the names of the other countries, something which Rafizi said was “vague” and demanded immediate clarification.

The reply stated said that the money was invested in “natural resources and coal mines”.

“I asked a specific question, and what I got was a vague and general answer,” Rafizi told reporters at news conference.

Putrajaya-owned SRC International Sdn Bhd has invested some RM3.81 billion of the RM4 billion borrowed from the Retirement Fund Incorporated (KWAP) in "open-ended" funds that cannot be identified nor classified, PKR said today.

In noting the similarities with the investments made by debt-ridden 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), PKR secretary-general Rafizi Ramli said out of that amount, some RM3.1 billion has been put into funds that cannot be traced by auditors of SRC's finances.

"As per the norm, if a company invests by buying stocks or interests in another company, the investment would be detailed in the finances of that subsidiary. And SRC would also need to show the finances of its subsidiaries in its financial statements," he said in a press conference in Parliament today.

"However, the RM3.81 billion was not included in SRC's financial statement but shown in investments that are unknown and were classified as Level 3 Investments, where auditors have no information of what it is."

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, who is also finance minister, said in a written reply to Rafizi that RM3.81 billion from the RM4 billion of funds borrowed from KWAP had been invested in several assets that had to do with natural resources overseas, including in Indonesia and Mongolia.

"Although my question was specific to find out in which companies were the investments made, the finance minister continues to evade giving any information just as how he has avoided questions about 1MDB," Rafizi said.

"This is the same as the investments made by 1MDB which have been classified by auditors as Level 3 Investments. These same investments had caused the state investment vehicle to face cash-flow problems until it had to defer paying its debts to the bank several times."

In his tirade against the state-owned company, Rafizi urged Najib yesterday to order SRC to return the RM4 billion it borrowed from KWAP to protect the interests of civil servants.

He said that SRC, a company that was "de-merged" from 1MDB three years ago, had made losses of RM164 million without any gains, according to its latest financial statement.

He added that SRC's situation was akin to the modus operandi of other organisations that are linked with 1MDB, which was to borrow huge amount of funds with a guarantee from the government without stable business activities.

1MDB has come under fire from Rafizi and other opposition politicians as well as former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad over the fund's heavy debts, its use of money and its opaque operations.

There were concerns over the firm’s debts estimated at some RM42 billion, just five years into its operations, amid softening of the ringgit against the US dollar. – tmi

Kalu UMNO, polis boleh 'postpone' siasatan,kalu pembangkang, pagi repot petang dah tunggu kat pagaq rumah...

Menteri dalam negeri mengatakan bahawa siasatan awal dan rakaman kenyataan dua pemimpin Umno -  Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob dan Datuk Mashitah Ibrahim - disiapkan dalam tempoh 24 jam, tetapi fakta dan kronologi kes itu menunjukkan sebaliknya.
 
Ia sebaliknya mengambil masa kira-kira seminggu sebelum Ismail Sabri yang juga menteri pertanian dan industri asas tani, disoal siasat oleh polis berhubung gesaannya supaya memboikot peniaga Cina.
 
Begitu juga, dengan kes Mashitah berhubung dakwaannya bahawa beberapa orang Cina di Kedah telah membakar helaian al-Quran, di mana beliau hanya disoal siasat oleh polis sembilan hari selepas DAP membuat laporan polis terhadapnya.
 
Menteri Dalam Negeri, Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi memberitahu Parlimen semalam bahawa tidak timbul keperluan untuk menangkap mereka kerana siasatan awal dan rakaman kenyataan mereka disiapkan dalam tempoh 24 jam dari tempoh aduan dibuat.
 
Zahid menjawab soalan MP Ipoh Barat, M Kulasegaran yang bertanya mengapa ahli politik Umno tidak ditangkap kerana membuat membuat kenyataan yang provokatif baru-baru ini.
 
Ia ekoran tindakan polis menangkap hampir kesemua aktivis pembangkang selepas mereka secara sukarela hadir di balai polis selepas dipanggil untuk memberi keterangan.


Penangkapan terbaru ialah Ahli Parlimen Lembah Pantai Nurul Izzah Anwar dan Ahli Parlimen Batu, Tian Chua.
 
Ia ekoran perhimpunan Kita Lawan pada 7 Mac yang menyaksikan kira-kira 10,000 orang berarak menyokong Ketua Pembangkang, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim yang sedang menjalani hukuman penjara.
 
Ismail Sabri membuat kenyataan kontroversi pada 2 Februari, di mana Ketua Polis Negara Khalid Tan Sri Abu Bakar dalam tweet pada hari yang sama mengatakan polis akan memanggil beliau untuk disoal.
 
Ia pada asalnya dijadual pada 4 Februari, tetapi kemudiannya ditangguhkan kepada 9 Februari, kerana dikatakan kesibukan jadual menteri itu kerana tarikh itu kebetulan sama dengan tarikh lawatan rasmi Presiden Indonesia Joko Widowo ke Malaysia.
 
Ismail Sabri kemudiannya menjelaskan bahawa beliau hanya merujuk kepada peniaga Cina yang enggan menurunkan harga barangan mereka walaupun kejatuhan harga minyak.
 
Bagi Mashitah pula, beliau membuat dakwaan itu di Perhimpunan Agung Wanita Umno pada 26 November, tetapi dakwaannya itu kemudiannya didapati tidak benar.
 

 MP Kulai Teo Nie Ching dan beberapa yang lain membuat laporan polis terhadap Mashitah pada 28 November dan, menurut Agenda Daily, kenyataan Mashitah yang dicatatkan pada 7 Disember.- mk

Why police deference when it comes to UMNO...

While Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has claimed that there was no need to arrest two Umno leaders for their allegedly inflammatory comments, facts appear to contradict his explanation that this was because police had wrapped up their investigations quickly.

Instead of less than 24 hours within a police report being lodged - as Zahid claimed - it took about a week before Agriculture and Agro-Based Industries Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob was even quizzed by the police on his controversial call to boycott Chinese traders.

Similarly, in the case of former deputy minister Mashitah Ibrahim and her claim that some Chinese in Kedah had burnt the Quran, page by page, she was only questioned by the police nine days after DAP lodged a police report against her.

Zahid had claimed in Parliament yesterday that there was no need to detain Ismail Sabri and Mashitah because initial investigations and the recordings of their statements were done within 24 hours of the reports being lodged against them.

“It's not true that only opposition members are being arrested. There are government supporters who have been arrested too,” Zahid (right) replied when Ipoh Barat MP M Kulasegaran asked why Umno politicians had not been arrested for their recent provocative remarks.

The home minister’s flailing comes in wake of the recent series of arrests under the Sedition Act 1948, almost all of whom were opposition activists detained after voluntarily going to police stations after being called in to give their statements.

The latest arrests were that of Lembah Pantai MP Nurul Izzah Anwar and Batu MP, Tian Chua.

'Postponed because minister busy'

The crackdown comes hot on the heels of the March 7 Kita Lawan rally in the capital city, which saw some 10,000 people march in support of jailed Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim.

Ismail Sabri (left) made his controversial statement on Feb 2, with Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar tweeting on the same day that police would be calling him in for questioning.

This was originally slated for Feb 4, but was later postponed to Feb 9, ostensibly due to the minister’s busy schedule as the period coincided with Indonesian President Joko Widowo’s official visit to Malaysia.

Ismail Sabri has since clarified that he was referring only to "stubborn Chinese traders" who refused to lower the prices of their goods despite falling oil prices.

As for Mashitah, she made her claim at the Wanita Umno general assembly on Nov 26, but her claim was later shown to be untrue.

Kulai MP Teo Nie Ching and several others lodged a police report against Mashitah on Nov 28 and, according to Agenda Daily, Mashitah’s statement was recorded on Dec 7. - mk


PAS kena tipu dengan UMNO sekali lagi...

Sudah ada tanda2 PM Najib dan UMNO tidak akan sokong bill Hj Hadi bulan Mei ini. Mereka akan kata –kita tak tolak hudud tapi kita tidak mampu lagi. Dan ada kebenaran dalam apa yang mereka katakan.

Seperti kata bekas mufti al azhar, Sheikh Ali Jumaah, zaman ini tidak melayakkan aplikasi hudud. Syariat Islam telah meletakkan beberapa syarat yang perlu ada sebelum sesebuah negara melaksanakan hudud.

Mungkin itulah sebab nya- tapi sebagai makhluk politik, tindakan kerajaan Najib tidak dapat dipisahkan dari konotasi politik. Realitinya, hudud diasosiasikan dengan rejim kuku besi, negara yang mundur, miskin, pemerintah yang menindas dan zalim- Najib tidak akan mahu Malaysia dianggap demikian. Dalam bab ini, saya kena setuju.

Saya tidak fikir kita mahu Malaysia menjadi seperti negara2 yang melaksanakan hudud seperti Pakistan yang setiap hari kita dengar berlaku honour killing, Sudan sebuah negara yang hancur lebur dengan kemunduran, perang saudara dan kemiskinan. Bahkan macam Saudi Arabia yang kaya raya tapi penduduk tertekan dan tertindas dan golongan elit kaut segala kekayaan dan menggunakan hudud untuk menekan dan menindas.

Secara amnya, negara yang mengaplikasikan hukum hudud adalah antara negara yang paling mundur dan miskin.Ini semua mendatangkan fitnah kepada agama Islam itu sendiri- yakni Islam dikaitkan dengan segala kemudharatan dan musibah masyarakat. Islam juga dikaitkan dengan keganasan, pancung kepala, sula, honour killings, bom sini dan bom sana. 

Bentuk2 kezaliman dan keganasan ini mendatangkan fitnah kepada agama kita sedangkan Islam itu agama selamat dan kasihkan umat.

Dalam keadaan dan persekitaran yang demikian, adakah ianya langkah bijak untuk melaksanakan hukum hudud?

Saya sebagai orang awam, yang cuba menghidupkan Islam dalam kehidupan harian setakat termampu, bertanya, priority kita atau keutamaan kita – adakah ianya melaksanakan hukum hudud?

Saya tahu ada hujjah memakai prinsip fiqh aulawiyyat dalam hal ini; saya memilih untuk merumus aspirasi orang awam yang bejantung, berdenyut dan bernadi itu. Apa yang mereka mahu dari hidup ini? Apa yang orang Islam awam mahukan?

Orang awam Melayu Islam mahukan kehidupan yang makmur- ada perumahan,ada pendapatan, anak2 berpelajaran, ada kerja, ada maruah, ada masjid dan surau. Dapat berpuasa, beribadat dengan aman, takde orang kacau agama Islam, dapat dengar tazkirah, dapat puasa, dapat naik haji. Ada system kehakiman dan keadilan- mereka tak serabut fikiran pun memikir system kehakiman apa yang kita pakai. Asal sahaja system itu mendatangkan yang maaruf dan menjauhkan mungkar.

Saya tahu orang PAS tidak suka dengar ini- orang awam tak rasa tidak apply hudud, mengurangkan Islam mereka. Jadi mengapalah PAS meletakkan ini sebagai perkara yang terpenting?

Sekarang ini kita orang Islam pun hidup dengan beberapa hukum syariah yang ditadbir oleh mahkmah syariah dalam setiap negeri. Syariat Islam sudah ada, dan amalan agama Islam dalam negara kita, saya rasa memadai dengan level kesedaran beragama negara kita. Saya tidak fikir kalau kita tangguh hukum hudud, Islam kita, aqidah kita akan goyang. 

Saya rasa tidak guna dan pointless berdebat dengan PAS mengenai konsep hudud itu sendiri. Mereka pun mahir dalam perkara ini – saya tidak akan gunakan hujjah- oh ini hudud PAS maka kita tak sokong. Saya percaya PAS mempromosikan hudud Allah itulah jua dan saya tidak terimalah tuduhan mengatakan PAS pandai2 buat undang2 sendiri. Perkara agama ini, bukan kita boleh main2.

Soalan yang kita tujukan kepada PAS hanyalah adakah melaksanakan hukum hudud ketika ini, dengan keadaan masyarakat Islam begini rupa, akan further the cause of Islam atau menambahkan fitnah keatas Islam?

Saya rasa tugas dan keutamaan kita yang paling hadapan ialah menghilangkan fitnah keatas agama Isam sebagai agama orang miskin, negara miskin, negara mundur, negara ganas, negara buta huruf, negara paling berpenyakit.

Dalam keadaan yang meragukan, kita mohon pada Allah, (bukan daripada PAS), kita mohon tangguh dahulu perlaksanaan hudud. Orang awam sudah puas jika boleh melaksanakan syariat Islam, boleh sembahyang dengan tenteram, boleh buat masjid dan surau, boleh berpuasa, bayar zakat, menjalankan rukun Islam dan rukum iman, boleh belajar agama, berada dalam aman damai. 

Orang Melayu yang beragama Islam hendak juga menikmati kekayaan, pendapatan yang lebih tinggi, kesihatan yang lebih baik, perumahan yang lebih baik, dan sebagai nya. Selepas perkara2 ini, sebagai orang Islam, kita semua mahu selamatkan Islam dari pelbagai fitnah.

Saya rasa kita mesti mengutamakan perkara2 lain. Sebab itu saya rasa bill yang mahu dibentangkan oleh Haji Hadi bukan masanya. Oleh yang demikian, elok saya nyatakan seawal ini, saya tidak akan menyokong bill Haji Hadi.  Kita tidak hendak bertelagah dengan orang Pas pasal hudud. 

Kalau Nik Amar atau lain hendak lebih dari apa yang orang awam hendak- kita tak sekat meraka. Solusinya simple- dapat kuasa melalui proses demokrasi, bentuk negara Islam, bangunkan keadilan Islam dan laksanalah hudud setelah itu.Untuk menjayakan agenda itu, PAS mesti menyertai permufakatan mengnyahkan BN dari Putrajaya. - Dato' Mohd.Ariff Sabri bin Hj. Abdul Aziz@sakmongkol ak47





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