27 May 2015

Malaysia's most wanted...

Five years ago my father, Anwar Ibrahim, delivered a speech right here on this very stage entitled 'Half A Century of One Party Rule'.

He was talking about my country, Malaysia, which has been dominated by the same party for more than 50 years.

That same year here at the Oslo Freedom Forum my father spoke on the same stage as Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who declared that: "When you meet Anwar, be careful."

During his visit to Malaysia, Julian was detained by secret police just hours after speaking to my father.

My father—a popular and unifying figure in my country’s history—is seen as a very dangerous man by the Umno party regime.

When he served as deputy prime minister and Minister of Finance in the 1990s, he amended the anti-corruption law to further strengthen it – which displeased the political elites - and by September 1998 his anti-corruption campaign led to his sacking from government, arrest, his beating under custody whilst blindfolded and handcuffed, and his eventual sentence and imprisonment in trials that were condemned by rights organisations and governments worldwide.

Initially, it was announced that at least 20 charges would be brought against my father; including treachery, being an American and Israeli agent, corruption and sodomy. They did forget to throw in the kitchen sink.

They jailed him for six years, much of which he spent in solitary confinement.

Anwar’s trials earned Malaysia our own International Commission of Jurists report– the very same body that observed Nelson Mandela’s flawed trial. It was entitled: Justice in Jeopardy, Malaysia 2000.

As I speak to you today, Anwar, my father, and the former Opposition Leader of Malaysia, is behind bars again on his second trumped up charges of sodomy.

I have been told that of the nearly 200 speakers in this conference’s history, only four are in jail right now: my father, Nayeel Rajab from Bahrain, Thulani Maseko from Swaziland and Leopoldo Lopez from Venezuela. The Malaysian regime keeps some very authoritarian company.

Specifically, for my father, this is his third incarceration since 1998. He is now in urgent need of medical attention.

My father was also a political prisoner in his youth; when he was about my age. Thankfully, he grew more handsome over the years but no less rebellious.

How 1998 changed us all

The year 1998 brought the historic Asian Financial Crisis and my father’s imprisonment to Malaysia. Equally important for me, it marked my own political awakening.

As a child I wanted to be an engineer, and I would have pursued that if it wasn't for the events of 1998. Well, I owe the Malaysian government many thanks for getting me involved in politics. Really, I do.

If my government didn't abuse institutions – influencing the judiciary, rigging votes, controlling the media, if they didn’t use force to shut their opponents up – my father would be free, and I might be working for Shell or any other decent oil and gas company. Or maybe not - not with oil at US$60 a barrel.

Well, now it is not just Anwar who is Malaysia's most wanted.

It also includes me and the whole opposition, the movement for free and fair elections (Bersih), and many others demanding for a democratic and just Malaysia .

In our last national elections in 2013, Anwar Ibrahim led the opposition to victory, winning 52 percent of the vote.

But he was defeated by extreme gerrymandering, malapportionment and election fraud. The ruling coalition clung to power by holding on to 60 percent of the seats.

The Electoral Integrity Project, based in University of Sydney and Harvard University recently rated Malaysia as having the worst electoral-district boundaries in the world and among the worst election rules. This places Malaysia alongside countries like Zimbabwe, Angola and Egypt.

The government’s gerrymandering was compounded by the abuse of postal votes. In fact, out of 222 seats we lost almost 30 to postal votes and early votes alone!

And since those flawed elections in 2013; almost 20 Members of Parliament and state legislators have been charged, arrested, and locked up, along with 150 others including lecturers, students, journalists, even a cartoonist and ordinary citizens.

So now you might be thinking, "What about you, Izzah?"

Growing up, I was a prefect, and like the rest of you here - never smoked pot in my entire life.

I played by the rules. I was a model example of a compliant citizen who wanted to go along and get along.

But, mind you, thanks to the corruption, oppression and sheer injustice of the Malaysian government, this girl scout is now a second term Member of Parliament – defeating two sitting Ministers along the way - thanks to my electorate who voted in favor of reforms.

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Behind the sunshine and the twin towers

In March, I was recently arrested and locked up for a speech I made on behalf of my father in Parliament.

Yes, beautiful, sunny, twin towers-clad Malaysia. But Members of Parliament have zero parliamentary immunity and can be arrested for sedition.

The whole experience of being a political prisoner in Malaysia is quite bizarre.

We have a draconian 67-year-old prison rules which forbid slippers behind bars, for example, as the government claims they could be used for suicide. The colonial British laws the Malaysian government loves to preserve.

So you spend the night sleeping on the floor only to be asked questions such as:

"Who is this devil you referred to in your speech made in Parliament?"

You see, I had condemned the Federal Court judges in my father's case for having sold their souls to the devil.

I said this because Malaysia needed judicial reform. Along with electoral reform and fighting for a multiracial Malaysia - where diversity is seen as a strength, not something that divides us.

Reformists in my country are the most wanted, and the most feared by our government. Why? Because we are the future - with a zeal for reform.

Malaysia’s most wanted are those who clamour for an end to the unequal distribution of wealth and against corruption and extravagance of the men or women who govern over us.

Malaysia’s most wanted are those who despair that our children receive low international education rankings - at one point we were surpassed by Vietnam!

Malaysia’s most wanted are those, who reject the use of racial and religious extremism to scare indigenous Malays into voting for the status quo.

Malaysia’s most wanted are those, who realise anti-terrorism laws are often just guises to justify the detention of political dissenters in the name of 'security and stability.'

They can't lock us all up

Malaysia’s most wanted are those sick to the bone with failed governance and mammoth financial scandals, most recently the controversial government investment fund, 1Malaysia Development Bhd has burdened Malaysia with a RM42 billion debt.

The prime minister also the finance minister is the chairman of 1MDB’s board of advisors. Dubious financial dealings now go hand in hand with the Malaysian government.

Shout out to Mr Tom Burgis - meet our very own Sam Pa.

Malaysia’s most wanted are the young generation of Malaysians, up to 88 percent of whom voted for my party in the recently concluded Permatang Pauh by-elections.

My father's seat - which he lost upon his conviction – has been retained by our party, despite the enormous political and financial obstacles put in our way by the regime.

Malaysia’s most wanted will not give up. Just last week, the Opposition Coalition chose my mother as Malaysia’s Opposition Leader.

They can’t lock all of us up. The reformist might be behind bars but the reform agenda stays true.

We know that more of the world will see beyond the Petronas Twin Towers and give more attention to us, Malaysia's most wanted, the rising dissidents and democrats who refuse to accept the current government.

So what of the future you ask? I’ll tell you. The future belongs and will be determined by Malaysia’s most wanted.

Long live reform. Long live Reformasi!

And thank you Thor and the selfless team at Oslo Freedom Forum for allowing Malaysians to live in truth.

God bless you.

(NURUL IZZAH ANWAR is PKR vice president and Lembah Pantai MP. She delivered the speech at the Oslo Freedom Forum: Living In Truth 2015, Norway, where she was the first speaker.)

Saham TNB Merudum Kerana 1MDB...

Perdana Menteri yang suka melawat ke luar negara, Mohd Najib bin Abdul Razak, kini berada di Jepun.

Sahlah darah perantau Bugisnya menjadikan beliau Perdana Menteri yang “foot loose, fancy free” walaupun negara dan rakyat jelata dilanda pelbagai musibah dan kejadian ngeri.

Adakah beliau peduli bahawa jangkitan sistemik 1MDB semakin teruk? Mohd Najib buat-buat tidak tahu manakala Gabenor Bank Negara pun diam membisu.

Pelabur mula hilang keyakinan. Atas cakap-cakap Mohd Najib akan paksa Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) membeli aset penjanaan 1MDB, harga saham TNB merudum di Bursa Malaysia.

Mengikut laporan akhbar kawalan MCA, The Star harga saham TNB jatuh RM1.06 sejak 18 Mei lalu. Ini bermakna modal pasaran TNB jatuh RM6 bilion dalam masa seminggu. (Baca di sini)

Dan apa yang sudah jadi dengan Felda Global Ventures (FGV), periuk nasi peneroka Felda, yang riuh-rendah disenaraikan pada bulan Jun, 2012 sebagai persediaan pilihan raya umum 2013?

Harga tawaran awam permulaannya (IPO) RM4.55. Yang dapat beli saham, termasuk peneroka, sangat gembira. Tapi semalam harga saham FGV di Bursa Malaysia hanya tinggal RM2.02 – tidak sampai separuh. Sesiapa yang masih pegang rugi RM2.53 sesaham. Adakah Mohd Isa Abdul Samad peduli?

Pelabur bukan sahaja tidak percaya lagi kepada Mohd Najib malah mereka mula menarik keluar modal mereka dari Bursa Malaysia.

Apa kata pak-pak menteri yang faham ekonomi dan pasaran macam Mustapa Mohamed, Ahmad Husni Hazadlah dan Abdul Wahid Omar? Diam membisu dilanda sindrom koro? (Baca di sini)

Lupakan Idris Jala kerana bagi beliau semuanya boleh dihujahkan sebagai sempurna asalkan beliau dan Pamandu dapat nama. - A Kadir Jasin

Zahid,why Kedah spared rebuke over refugee refusal...

Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng questions why Kedah is spared rebuke by Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi when Kedah Menteri Besar Mukhriz Mahathir said Kedah has no resources to shelter thousands of refugees.

Zahid (photo) earlier accused Lim of hypocrisy, when Lim said it needed to first review the proposal to build a refugee camp in Penang, because the state is densely-populated.

"We agreed to cooperate with the federal government about the issue and yet we are kept in the dark about it," Lim said at a press conference in George Town.

"I regret that we are also being criticised for our stand on the Rohingya although we are willing to cooperate with BN," he added.

"When Kedah said no to the refugees, no one criticised them," he lamented.

Penang was proposed for a refugee camp, after more than 1,000 migrants landed on the Kedah island of Langkawi, a short ferry ride away from Penang, on May 11.

Zahid’s censure comes as police confirm discovery of 139 graves believed to be of human trafficking victims on the Malaysia-Thai border at Wak Kelian, Perlis, two weeks after claiming such graves do not exist.- mk

Malaysian educationist criticises the government's lack of support for child geniuses such as Adi Putra Abd Ghani. – The Malaysian Insider filepic, May 26, 2015.
Lack of support for Adi Putra from Putrajaya...
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Four #OsloFF speakers can't be with us today because they are in prison. 
Anwar Ibrahim, Leopoldo Lopez, Nayeel Rajab & Thulani Maseko


26 May 2015

Did Najib okay 1MDB duo’s no-show at PAC hearing...

Public Accounts Committee chairman Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed says two key members of 1MDB have asked to postpone their appearance at the panel’s hearing into the debt-laden state investment fund. – The Malaysian Insider pic, May 26, 2015.

DAP today questioned the absence of 1Malaysia Development Berhad’s (1MDB) top bosses and asked if the prime minister allowed them to skip the bipartisan committee hearing in Parliament. 

Gelang Patah MP Lim Kit Siang said this was one of the chief questions that the Malaysian public has been asking since it was made known that both 1MDB group executive director and president Arul Kanda Kandasamy and board member Datuk Shahrol Halmi would not be attending the Public Accounts Committee hearing today.

This comes after PAC chairman Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed said both had requested to postpone their attendance at the committee’s hearing today.

"Did Najib as finance minister have knowledge that the duo would play truant from the PAC hearing scheduled today and did he give the green light for the duo to play truant from the PAC hearing today?" the DAP veteran leader asked Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

"Have Arul and Sharom good reasons for playing truant from the scheduled PAC hearing on the 1MDB scandal today, when the duo had been given more than two weeks’ notice of the hearing?"

Shahrol was 1MDB's first CEO from February 2009 to March 2013, while Arul Kanda was appointed in January this year.

Both are key witnesses in the PAC's inquiry into the Finance Ministry-owned 1MDB, which has incurred RM42 billion in debts in just six years of operation.

Lim also asked why PAC was not informed about Shahrol and Arul Kanda's "important overseas appointments" when notice of the hearing was handed to them two weeks ago.

"PAC was only informed via a letter from the Finance Ministry on May 22 that the duo could not attend," he added.

The DAP parliamentary leader said that with all the scrutiny and public backlash over the state investment vehicle's debts and controversial dealings, it would have been more important for the duo to attend the hearing to put to rest all doubts.

"One would have thought that Najib and the 1MDB board would have welcomed the PAC hearing today to put to rest all doubts and queries about the integrity, transparency and good corporate governance which had been haunting the strategic development company for the past five years.

"This should be the case as Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has stood his ground that the 1MDB scandal is the 'last straw to break the camel’s back' and would cause the downfall of Umno Barisan Nasional.”

On top of severe criticism from former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, who had called Najib a "liar" in his latest blog posting, 1MDB should, in fact, be urging PAC to hold an earlier hearing to debunk all allegations against it.

"Did Najib or the relevant finance ministry authority ask the duo to reschedule their overseas appointment as their appearance before the PAC is more important so as to put to rest all doubts and queries about the 1MDB scandal as the biggest financial scandal in the country, and if not, why?" Lim asked.

Yesterday, PKR secretary-general Rafizi Ramli said both Shahrol and Arul Kanda should be sacked for skipping the PAC hearing, saying that their actions showed a severe lack of accountability.

A staunch critic of the government's investment arm, Rafizi said the duo’s no-show could be due to directives from Najib, who wanted to prevent more worms from spilling out of the can.

PAC began its own hearings on the matter last Tuesday, after deciding not to wait for an independent probe by the auditor-general to be completed. – tmi

Folks that RM27 billion (+-) from the RM42 billion is gone.   Do not forget that extra RM4.0 billion that was lent to SRC. 

The numbers are so big that RM4 billion looks like peanuts. We should also be focussing on the RM4 billion involving SRC. 

So RM27 billion plus RM4 billion = RM31 billion is gone case. We are not going to see this money again.

Many of us have forgotten the timeline. This did not happen yesterday. The moneys began to fly out over a period of about 18 days in 2009. The 'earth moved' six long years ago already. Six years is a LONG, LONG time for the money to be reinvested, spent, transferred here and there etc. That money is gone.  

Even if the Nambawan boss man is kicked out tomorrow, this country must still pay back that RM42 billion + RM4 Billion = RM46 Billion, not including interest. 

Its really surprising that the MACC has not said much about this case. This is the largest case of funds gone missing ever in the history of the modern world. This is Guinness Book of World Records stuff. Yet the MACC boys are quiet as door mice. - syedsoutsidethebox 

1MDB hina parlimen...

Keengganan pentadbiran 1MDB disiasat Jawatankuasa Kira-kira Wang Negara (PAC) adalah penghinaan kepada parlimen kata Ketua Parlimen DAP Lim Kit Siang.

“Setelah lima tahun 1MDB dihantui krisis kecuaian, tiada ketelusan dalam tadbir urus syarikat korporat kerajaan, sepatutnya 1MDB rela hati bertemu PAC.

“Keengganan bertemu PAC yang dijadualkan hari ini menunjukkan mereka cuba sembunyikan sesuatu.

“Ini adalah penghinaan kepada parlimen,” kata Kit Siang.

1MDB dalam kenyataannya semalam menjelaskan tarikh yang ditetapkan untuk memberi keterangan di PAC itu bertembung dengan satu temujanji di luar negara.

“Saya fikir, kita harus tanya di mana Arul sekarang dan apa dia sedang buat sekarang.

“Persoalan yang harus dibangkitkan PAC pada waktu ini,” jelas Kit Siang kepada pemberita di lobi parlimen hari ini.

Sementara itu Ahli Parlimen Segambut, Lim Lip Eng mencadangkan PAC menggunakan peruntukan Akta Majlis Parlimen (Keistimewaan dan Kuasa) 1952 dan mendenda kedua-dua individu RM1,000 setiap hari, selagi gagal hadir ke siasatan jawatankuasa.

Malah melalui peruntukan tersebut, Arul Kanda dan Shahrol Halmi boleh ditangkap.

“Kita hairan membaca laporan CEO 1MDB Arul Kanda Kandasamy ‘mengalu-alukan siasatan PAC ke atas 1MDB’.

“Bunyinya seolah-olah beliaulah yang akan menjemput Jawatankuasa Kira-kira Wang Awam dengan membentang karpet merah ke pejabat 1MDB.

“Tetapi ini tidak pula berlaku. Adakah mereka ini dilindungi Perdana Menteri Najib Razak?

“Adakah itu sebabnya mereka begitu berani dan selepas beberapa bulan masih belum disiasat polis dan Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia? soal Lip Eng. – Roketkini.com

Dalam pada itu, PAC turut memaklumkan telah menerima surat makluman daripada Kementerian Kewangan pada Jumaat lepas bahawa prosiding 1MDB pada esok hari terpaksa ditangguhkan berikutan Arul Kanda dan Shahrul tidak dapat hadir kerana mempunyai urusan di luar negara pada hari berkenaan. - Astroawani.

Huh ? Kementerian Kewangan yang hantar surat minta penangguhan bagi pihak Arul dan Shahrul ? ? Pelik nih ........ 1MDB dah habis kertas letterhead ke ? 

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Najib lebih rela syarikat telco untung besar...

Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Razak perlu berhenti menjadi hipokrit dengan menyalahkan peniaga kecil kononnya mengeksploitasi cukai barangan dan perkhidmatan (GST) hingga menyebabkan rakyat terbeban akibat sistem percukaian itu.

Najib dalam sebuah program di Gopeng, Perak berkata, pemansuhan 5% dan 10% cukai jualan dan perkhidmatan (SST) sepatutnya mengurangkan harga, namun peniaga yang tidak bertanggungjawab menambah 6% GST yang menjadi punca kenaikan barang dan perkhidmatan.

“Pakatan Rakyat berulang kali memberi amaran kepada BN, iaitu sebelum GST dikuatkuasakan, harga barangan tidak akan turun.

“Namun, pentadbiran Najib percaya bahawa mereka boleh melawan hakikat dan meneruskannya,” kata Tony Pua.

Menurut Setiausaha Publisiti DAP itu, Najib dalam ucapan belanjawan 2015 sendiri berkata, daripada 944 barangan dan perkhidmatan dari indeks harga pengguna, 532 item atau 56% dijangka turun sehingga 4.1%, manakala kira-kira 354 item mengalami kenaikan, namun kurang daripada 5.8 %.

“Tak hairanlah perdana menteri yang juga menteri kewangan kelihatan seperti orang bodoh,” ujar Tony.

Dalam pada itu kata Tony, pentadbiran Najib menutup mata terhadap keuntungan besar dikaut syarikat-syarikat telekomunikasi.

Selasa lalu, Menteri Komunikasi dan Multimedia Datuk Seri Shabery Cheek di Parlimen mengulangi pembelaannya terhadap syarikat tersebut untuk menaikkan tarif sebanyak 6%.

Akibatnya, pengguna kad prabayar tidak lagi menerima RM10 masa siaran bagi pembelian RM10, walaupun SST 6% dikenakan.

Sebaliknya, pengguna hanya mendapat RM9.43 perkhidmatan panggilan untuk setiap RM10, selepas bertukar kepada 6% GST.

Menurut Tony, walaupun menyerap cukai perkhidmatan 6%, Maxis Communications, Digi Telecommunications dan Celcom Axiata masing-masing masih membuat keuntungan sebelum cukai sebanyak RM2.44 bilion, RM2.65 bilion dan RM3.1 bilion pada 2014.

“Secara keseluruhan, mereka mengumpul RM12.8 bilion hasil perkhidmatan kad prabayar bagi tahun ini.

“Mengapa kerajaan BN membantu syarikat-syarikat ini membuat untung tambahan RM770?

“Ini tidak pun termasuk perolehan dan keuntungan dibuat pengendali rangkaian talian mudah alih maya (MVNO) lain seperti U-Mobile, Tune Talk dan XOX.

“Ketika Kementerian Perdagangan Dalam Negeri cuba menghukum restoran yang menaikkan harga roti canai sebanyak 30 sen, Najib membiarkan keuntungan RM770 juta kepada syarikat-syarikat telekomunikasi.

“Tidak ada dasar mengaut keuntungan lebih besar dan tidak bertanggungjawab di negara daripada pelaksanaan GST, dan Najib memilih untuk menjadi hipokrit,” tegas Tony. – Roketkini.com

ADUN PAS ikrar pertahan mandat di S'gor...

Anggota Dewan Undangan Negeri (ADUN) PAS Hasnul Baharuddin berikrar akan terus mempertahankan kerajaan Pakatan Rakyat di Selangor jika keadaan dewan negeri tergantung benar-benar berlaku.

Katanya rakyat Selangor memberi mandat bukan hanya kepada PAS tetapi juga PKR dan DAP dan ia harus dihormati semua wakil rakyat.

“Saya akan terus pertahankan kerajaan Pakatan Rakyat kerana itu mandat yang diberi oleh rakyat,” katanya.

Hasnul dan seorang lagi ADUN PAS Saari Sungib sebelum ini tampil menyokong Presiden PKR Wan Azizah Ismail sebagai menteri besar baru Selangor ketika parti mereka belum membuat keputusan.

Sultan Selangor bagaimanapun memilih timbalan Azizah dalam PKR, Azmin Ali, sebagai menteri besar baru menggantikan Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim.

Ketika dihubungi Malaysiakini hari ini Hasnul berkata kenyataannya hari ini tidak bermaksud beliau akan meninggalkan PAS.

“Tapi saya akan lihat bagaimana perkembangan selepas ini,” katanya.

Sekiranya PAS keluar Pakatan, Selangor kemungkinan berdepan dengan situasi DUN tergantung.

Pada masa ini, PAS dan DAP masing-masing mempunyai 15 kerusi manakala PKR mempunyai 13, tidak termasuk Khalid yang kini ADUN bebas.

Terdapat 56 kerusi di Dewan Undangan Negeri, di mana 29 kerusi diperlukan untuk membentuk kerajaan dengan majoriti mudah.

Sekiranya PAS menarik diri, DAP dan PKR akan hanya mempunyai 28 kerusi.

Kebimbangan terhadap masa depan Pakatan semakin diperkatakan berikut kemelut antara DAP dan PAS Presiden, Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang.

Pemerhati menjangkakan keadaan akan menjadi lebih teruk pada bulan Jun selepas pemilihan PAS, di mana kumpulan Hadi dijangka menguasai hampir sepenuhnya kepimpinan parti itu.

Setiausaha Agung DAP Lim Guan Eng dan ketua Parlimen DAP Lim Kit Siang hari ini terus membangkitkan kebimbangan sama. - mk

PAS rep vows to defend people's mandate...

The future of the Selangor Pakatan Rakyat government will hang in the balance should PAS decide to withdraw from the coalition.

Whether or not Selangor will remain in the hands of Pakatan, albeit with a razor-thin majority, depends on two PAS assemblypersons - Saari Sungib and Hasnul Baharuddin.

The latter indicated that he will not toe the party line should PAS decide to withdraw from Pakatan.

Hasnul (photo) told Malaysiakini that he will defend the Pakatan state government even in the event of a hung legislative assembly.

The Morib elected representative said the people of Selangor have given the mandate not only to PAS, but PKR and DAP as well and the mandate should be respected by all assembypersons.

"I will continue to defend the Pakatan government in Selangor because that is the mandate given by the people," he added.

Won't quit

However, Hasnul insisted that this does not mean he will leave the Islamic party.

At present, he said, PAS is still part of Pakatan and there has been no decision made to sever ties with DAP and PKR.

"Is it not to say I would quit the party.

"We would wait and see the development over this (Selangor) issue," he added.

Saari (photo), on the other hand, could not be reached for comment.

Hasnul and Saari, the Hulu Kelang assemblyperson, locked horns with the PAS leadership when they broke ranks and supported PKR president Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail as Selangor menteri besar during the state leadership crisis.

After the sultan’s intervention, PKR deputy president Azmin Ali took over the reins following Abdul Khalid Ibrahim's dismissal from the party.

Hung Parliament poser

Currently, PAS and DAP have 15 seats each while PKR has 13, excluding Abdul Khalid, who is now an independent assemblyperson.

There are 56 seats in the state assembly, thus 29 seats are needed to form a government with a simple majority.

Should all PAS assemblypersons withdraw, DAP and PKR will only have 28 seats.

Even DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng appears to be pining his hopes on the two PAS assemblypersons while conceding that a hung assembly and snap polls are possible.

"In Selangor, the two PAS assemblypersons supported Wan Azizah so this doesn't mean that if Pakatan dissolves, the Selangor government will collapse," he said. - mk

Arul Kanda nafi cuba lari...
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25 May 2015

Ada nak dikambing hitamkan untuk selamatkan Najib...

Menunggu kambing hitam baru...

Drama keliru dan mengelirukan bersambung lagi.

Kali ini ia melibatkan agensi kerajaan pula. Selepas Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad mengecam Datuk Seri Najib Razak sebagai “berbohong” Kementerian Kewangan tampil mendakwa jawapan bertulis mengenai 1MDB di parlimen “dipinda” untuk “mengelak kekeliruan”.

Latar kepada isu ini (secara mudah) ialah begini:

· 1MDB menyimpan wang di Kepulauan Cayman

· Selepas dikritik, 1MDB dilaporkan membawa pulang wang itu ke Singapura

· Najib kemudian menjelaskan simpanan di sebuah bank di Singapura bukan dalam bentuk tunai tetapi “aset dalam dolar AS”

· Menteri Kewangan Kedua Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah pula menyatakan simpanan itu dalam bentuk “unit” yang tidak dijelaskan maksudnya

Ketika kekeliruan sedia ada pun belum dapat dirungkai, kerajaan tampil dengan mengemukakan jawapan lain yang menambah kekaburan.

Semalam Kementerian Kewangan mengaku meminda jawapan mengenai 1MDB sehingga fakta diberi dilihat menyanggah keterangan diberi Najib sebelum ini.

Isunya ialah: Siapa yang bercakap bohong.

Kedua, adakah mungkin bakal wujud mana-mana pihak akan menjadi kambing hitam demi menyelamatkan seorang perdana menteri yang memang kini teramat sukar untuk diselamatkan? – Roketkini.com

Pembunuh larikan diri, guru tidak bersalah tidak boleh kembali bekerja...

Anda tahu sesuatu tidak kena dengan negara ini apabila pembunuh yang disabitkan kesalahan dapat menjalani “hidup” di luar negara, sedangkan dua orang guru yang didakwa membocorkan kertas soalan tidak dibenarkan kembali bekerja, walaupun dakwaan sudah digugurkan.

Selamat datang ke Malaysia, tempat segala kemungkinan berlaku.

Satu laporan berita portal Rakyat Post memetik Menteri Dalam Negeri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi berkata yang bekas komando polis Sirul Azhar Umar telah meninggalkan negara ini secara sah, hujung tahun lepas.

Ini berlaku sebelum dia disabitkan bersalah pada Januari tahun lepas, kerana membunuh model warga Mongolia Altantuya Shaariibuu.

Menurut laporan berita itu, Zahid berkata dalam jawapan bertulis kepada soalan wakil rakyat Batu Kawan Kasthuri Patto di Parlimen pada hari rabu.

“Sirul pergi ke Australia selepas mendapat keizinan mahkamah untuk meninggalkan negara, sebelum hukuman dijatuhkan.

“Berdasarkan Akta Imigresen 1959/63, Jabatan Imigresen tidak akan menghalang sesiapa untuk keluar atau memasuki negara ini jika nama mereka tidak ada dalam senarai orang dihendaki,” katanya.

Ini ialah jawapan kepada soalan Kasthuri tentang bagaimana Sirul berjaya melepasi Polis Diraja Malaysia, Jabatan Imigresen, serta Kementerian Dalam Negeri, untuk pergi ke Australia, kerana dia sudah dijatuhkan hukuman gantung sampai mati.

Memanglah, Sirul telah keluar sebelum hukuman dijatuhkan, tetapi bagaimana dia dibenarkan keluar negara apabila hukumannya sedang dalam proses rayuan oleh kerajaan?

Tidakkah dia (Sirul) tidak dilihat sebagai ancaman penerbangan kepada pihak berkuasa? Tidakkah mereka terfikir yang dia keluar negara untuk tinggal di situ dan mengelakkan hukuman- dan terbukti itulah niatnya?

Dalam kes yang berlainan, kita mempunyai dua orang guru muda, yang dilarang kembali daripada bertugas, walaupun telah dibebaskan daripada dakwaan membocorkan kertas soalan UPSR?

Portal The Malaysian Insider melaporkan yang dua orang guru tersebut- Subbaray Kamalanathan dan Murugan Palanisamy, dibebaskan oleh Mahkamah Seksyen bulan lepas tanpa dipanggil membela diri, hanya diberikan gaji separuh bulan sejak pergantungan mereka November lepas.

Ini ialah kerana pihak pendakwaan sedang merayu kepada Mahkamah Tinggi.

Peguam Haresh Mahadewan, yang mewakili Murugan, memberitahu portal tersebut yang kerani mahkamah telah memberitahunya yang mereka tidak boleh mengeluarkan arahan pelepasan memandangkan pihak pendakwaraya sedang merayu kepada Mahkamah Tinggi.

Arahan itu diperlukan oleh dua orang guru tersebut untuk dihantar kepada penyelia atasan bagi membolehkan mereka kembali bertugas.

Menurut Haresh, dia menasihatkan kliennya untuk melaporkan diri bertugas kembali di sekolahnya di Nilai sehari selepas dibebaskan, kerana kegagalan berbuat demikian boleh menyebabkan tindakan tatatertib diambil, tetapi guru besar sekolah tidak mahu mengambilnya bekerja semula, walaupun sudah dibebaskan oleh mahkamah.

Mari kita letak perkara ini dalam perspektif yang betul, boleh?

Di satu sisi, kita ada lelaki yang meletupkan wanita tidak bersalah dengan bahan letupan, sesuka hati diberikan lampu hijau untuk keluar negara oleh pihak berkuasa kita, dapat tinggal dan hidup bebas di sana.

Di satu sisi lagi, kita ada dua orang pendidik yang melakukan ‘dosa besar’ dengan mengajukan mesej WhatsApp yang mereka terima melalui telefon pintar mereka, dan dinafikan peluang untuk kembali hidup normal, walaupun mahkamah sudah memutuskan mereka tidak bersalah dan dibebaskan daripada tuduhan.

Syabas Malaysia, dan sistem kehakiman kita!

Mungkin dua orang guru itu mempunyai peluang untuk menjalani hidup yang selesa sekiranya mereka meninggalkan profesion perguruan mereka selamanya, dan memutuskan untuk melakukan perkara “mengikut arahan” semata-mata.- V Shuman,theantdaily

Arul dan Shahrol To Nur Jazlan : We have other things to do lah...

Two key witnesses in (PAC) inquiry into (1MDB) will not attend on Tuesday.

1.  Arul Kanda & Shahrol Halmi sought month extension
2.  Arul away on official business 
3.  Shahrol seek month extension to prepare 
4.  “They have indicated this to the PAC”
5.  Shahrol first CEO of 1MDB until he suddenly left 
6.  CEO from Feb 2009 to March 2013
7.  Arul took over in January (2015)
8.  PAC conducting inquiry into 1MDB debt RM42bil
9.  PAC began probe on May 19 
10.MOF Sec-Gen Irwan Serigar, EPU DG Dr Rahmat  appeared

Arul, Shahrol no show at PAC inquiry on 1MDB...

What do you think folks?  This is a country of 30 million people, we have an elected Parliament. The PAC is a bipartisan Parliamentary committee which represents all Malaysians.  They are conducting an inquiry over the scandalous 1MDB involving RM42 billion of our money. 

And these two key people (one the first CEO of 1MDB and the other the present CEO) can just say 'Well.. we have other things to do first. We will come at our convenience'.

30 million people can wait. Arul and Shahrol have more important things to do.

Arul says he has 'official business'. Shahrol,  who is not as clever as Arul, has let the cat out of the bag. He says he must "prepare first". 

How come both of them have asked for the same amount of time - 1 month? 

Arul is travelling on official business for a whole month ? 30 days? I say Arul what business man? Camel caravan to Abu Dhabi also less than 30 days lah. One month travelling on business? 

Shahrol fellow needs a month to "prepare"?? This guy is sh*tting bricks already.  This case has been in the news for months now. Sarawak Report, The Edge even the mainstream media have highlighted Shahrol's role for months.  

For certain both Shahrol and Arul have been following everything closely.  Most certaily Shahrol does NOT need one month to prepare. 

Both Arul and Shahrol know that the PAC is scheduled to meet for about four weeks only.  

By the time Arul and Shahrol make an appearance after one month, ALL the other witnesses would have testified. Then it will be easier for Arul and Shahrul to take notes, prepare and coordinate their answers.  That why they want to be the last witnesses to appear. Banyak pandai.

They need the one month to synchronise their answers. Listen to all the other witnesses, compare notes and prepare answers so that one fellow does not contradict the other.  

This is just more of showing contempt for the PAC, making fun of the 30 million people and arrogance.

The PAC does not have the power of subpoena. There is no such thing as 'contempt of PAC'.  The PAC cannot jail anyone for "contempt" because this is not a Court. 

Obviously Arul and Shahrol have been advised about this by someone. The fact that both have asked for the same amount of time - one month extension - shows that they are taking instructions, (from Hippo?  Fei Low? Hubby is a dunggu.) 

I believe if the PAC postpones its hearings for another 30 days, then Arul and Shahrol also will postpone their appearance for another 30 days. 

They have to be the LAST to appear at the PAC because they want to hear what all the other witnesses say.

If they themselves can postpone their appearance by 30 days, then surely they can also postpone their appearance again and again - maybe by another 30 days (bulan puasa) and again another 30 days because of bulan Syawal (Hari Raya month). 

The PAC has no way of compelling them to appear according to the PAC's schedule. The PAC has to follow their schedule.

Folks, obviously they are playing games with us. This charade is plainly devious.  

My suggestion is the PAC should NOT call any other witnesses until Arul, Shahrul, Jho Low have testified.

Looking at how Arul and Shahrol can thumb their noses  at the the PAC, imagine what Jho Low will do? He will likely kentut at the PAC.

These people are obviously making fun of the PAC. They are showing contempt for all Malaysians.- syedsoutsidethebox 

Rafizi wants 1MDB's Arul sacked for PAC snub...

1Malaysia Development Berhad president and group executive director Arul Kanda and former CEO Shahrol Halmi's decision not to attend the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) meeting tomorrow is an insult, PKR secretary-general Rafizi Ramli (photo) said.

He said Arul should be sacked immediately for this insult.

"This is ridiculous. It was bad enough in the past when they didn't openly come out to clarify and set the facts straight.

"But now their refuse to attend the PAC meeting […] that is the final insult and (Arul) should be sacked immediately," he told reporters outside Parliament today.

"In any other parliament in the world, when the highest committee like PAC summons you, because your actions have public impact, they will have to come.

"It is okay if they come and fumble or say 'I can't answer that.' It is fine but have some respect to Parliament and the PAC," Rafizi added.

Notice given three weeks ago

DAP lawmaker and PAC member Tony Pua chided the two for not showing up despite being given ample notice.

“These jokers claimed to be overseas these two days despite having been given the notice to attend some three weeks ago,” he tweeted.

However Rafizi speculates the duo may have decided not to attend tomorrow's hearing on Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak's instruction.

"The leadership, meaning Najib (photo), doesn't want them to come.

"Because once you put them across the firing line of PAC, there is a fear they cannot manage the questioning and more worms will come out of the can.

"That's why Najib takes this risk of not allowing them to come at all despite the public anger," he said.

However, Rafizi said even if this is true, if Arul and Shahrol had integrity, they should still turn up tomorrow.

"In fact, they should have actually taken as much public role in explaining and defending 1MDB and not just leave it to Najib [...] (They) can't just say 'I have nothing to do with it'," he said.

The PAC is currently probing 1MDB's accounts to investigate if there were improprieties that led to its massive debts.

The probe commenced on May 19. The committee had so far questioned Treasury secretary-general Irwan Serigar Abdullah and Economic Planning Unit director-general Rahmat Bivi Abdullah. - mk

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Pasai apa Menteri Pengakutan tak kena tangkap...

MP mahu Liow ditahan bawah Ops Warta...

Dengan sejumlah 836 orang ditahan sehingga kini kerana gagal melunaskan bayaran saman mereka, seorang menteri yang melakukan perkara yang sama juga tidak boleh terlepas, kata MP Segambut Lim Lip Eng.

Dalam sidang medianya hari ini, Lim menunjukkan rekod saman Menteri Pengangkutan Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai yang menurutnya, presiden MCA itu mempunyai dua saman tertunggak berkaitan melebihi had laju yang dikeluarkan sistem penguatkuasaan automatik (AES).

Lim juga berkata kenderaan Liow juga mempunyai satu lagi saman kerana memakai cermin terlalu gelap. Dua saman dicatatkan pada 2013 manakala saman ketiga pada 2014.

"Kena beliau tidak membayar denda? Adakah patut rakyat mengikut menteri ini sebagai contoh?

"POlis sepatutnya serta merta mengheret beliau ke mahkamah kerana tidak membayar saman strafik atau batalkan sahaja Ops Warta," kata Lim. - mk

MP wants minister Liow nabbed under Ops Warta...

With some 836 people arrested to date for not settling their summonses, a minister who has done the same should not be spared, said Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng.

Lim in a press conference today made public the summons record of Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai, which showed he had two outstanding summonses for speeding issued under the automated enforcement system (AES).

Liow’s vehicle also had another summons for having tinted his windows too dark. Two of the summonses were from 2013 while the third was from 2014.

"Why didn't he pay the fines? Should the people follow the minister as an example?

"The police should immediately bring him to court for the unpaid traffic summons or call off the ongoing Ops Warta," Lim (photo) declared.

Liow did not respond to Malaysiakini's request for comment. - mk

Pulau Pinang Tidak Ada Tempat Untuk Pelarian Rohingya...

Pulau Pinang menolak usaha untuk menempatkan pelarian Rohingya dan Bangladesh di negeri itu, demikian menurut Ketua Menterinya, Lim Guan Eng.

Ia berikutan masalah kekurangan tempat kosong sama ada di bahagian pulau atau tanah besar, dan atas alasan itu kesemua pelarian berkenaan perlu ditempatkan di tanah milik kerajaan persekutuan.

Ujar Guan Eng, Pulau Pinang juga berdepan dengan masalah pelarian Rohingya seramai 50,000 orang sejak enam tahun lalu, demikian memetik laporan The Star.

Jumaat lalu, Guan Eng dilaporkan berkata akan bekerjasama dengan Majlis Keselamatan Negara bagi tujuan penempatan pelarian Rohingya dan Bangladesh, namun tidak ada sebarang perbincangan dilakukan sehingga kini daripada pihak yang berkaitan. — Siakapkeli.my

Rohingya and Bangladeshi refugees on Pulau Jerjak...

Penang chief minister Lim Guan Eng said that the Rohingya and Bangladeshi refugees should be housed on federal instead of state land, insisting that Penang has “limited space”.

Lim told The Star that there are already 50,000 Rohingya Myanmar in Penang already.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar had previously suggested Penang as a suitable location for the 7,000 refugees, who were rescued after Putrajaya relented to public pressure—due to it being located in the north, making their eventual departure after a year easier.

 “Maybe the IGP knows something we don’t. Maybe he is thinking of Pulau Jerejak. We are struggling to figure out where in Penang he has in mind.

 “Our state is too densely populated to be suitable,” Lim was quoted as saying.

However, Lim also added that he had heard nothing from the National Security Council on any plans to house the refugees.

Proving a point

Putrajaya subsequently went on the offensive, with home minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi pestering Penang to take in the refugees if the opposition-run state is the “champion of human rights it claims to be”.

“We want to see the sincerity of the Penang government, led by DAP that are partners with PKR and PAS, that claims to champion human rights and is always asking the Government to adopt humanitarian policies,” Zahid said.

The home minister also said that the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), as well as NGOs, to help to bear the cost of caring for the refugees.

“We want to tell the international community, especially UNHCR and IOM, that what we have done is something good. And we hope they do not just give out UNHCR cards and in the end, place the responsibility on Malaysia.

“We hope they will help us bear the cost of feeding them. It cost RM6.50 to feed one migrant per day. That is a large expenditure,” he said.

Richard Towle of UNHCR had hitherto tried to alleviate Putrajaya’s fears of being overwhelmed by a refugee crisis, insisting that only half of the 7,000 rescued need shelter.

This is because approximately half of the rescued people are political refugees, while the other half are Bangladeshi economic migrants.

“We are not talking about a tidal wave of people that is going to swamp the resources of any particular country in the region.

“It is not a volume of people that will fundamentally alter the demographics of the country like we’ve seen from Syria into Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey today,” Towle said. - rakyattimes

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