22 October 2014

Diwali,perayaan cahaya...


Pulau Pinang ada 55 buah kampung bakal dilanda pembangunan...

Bendahari PAS Pulau Pinang, Iszuree Ibrahim kini telah berdiam diri setelah menimbulkan kontroversi beberapa minggu yang lalu, apabila beliau dilaporkan menuduh kerajaan pimpinan DAP Pulau Pinang sebagai terlalu akrab dengan pemaju-pemaju, sehingga mengabaikan nasib penduduk setinggan.

Namun Iszuree menyatakan bahawa ucapannya itu pada muktamar tahunan PAS, telah dilaporkan secara tidak tepat.

Apa yang mencetuskannya adalah dia dilaporkan mendakwa bahawa kerajaan negeri itu pro-pemaju, apabila ia melibatkan pembangunan.

Dan dasar-dasarnya tidak lebih baik daripada dasar-dasar Barisan Nasional yang menguasai Pulau Mutiara itu sejak 55 tahun sebelum itu.

Apabila masalah itu seolah-olah makin menyebabkan keruncingan di antara PAS dan kerajaan pimpinan DAP itu, kini jalan buntu muncul – sikap berdiam diri secara elegan.

Atau mungkin ianya tenang sebelum ribut.

Kerana kenyataannya, Iszuree telah dilucutkan dari jawatan jawatankuasanya sebagai ahli Majlis Perbandaran Pulau Pinang.

Kampung Melayu Batu Uban

Tetapi tidak dapat dinafikan bahawa beliau telah kembali mengenengahkan isu setinggan di negeri yang memiliki tanah yang terhad itu.

Bagi mempertahankan dirinya, Iszuree juga menyatakan kepada hadirin yang menghadiri sebuah ceramah PAS baru-baru ini bahawa "mereka yang berkuasa perlu lebih mendengar rakyat.” 

Sentimen yang diucapkan Iszuree ini turut dikongsi sesetengah pihak di sini.

Beliau mungkin benar bahawa pemimpin-pemimpin perlu lebih banyak mendengar dan bukan hanya mengajar, dan yang kedua, nasib setinggan perlu diteliti semula di seluruh negara.

Dan ia perlu dilakukan dengan bantuan daripada kerajaan persekutuan.

Para pemimpin-pemimpin kita mesti mengetahui bahawa satu-satunya cara untuk kekal berada di atas adalah untuk memastikan bahawa mereka yang di bawah, berada kukuh di sebalik mereka.

Oleh itu, mereka perlu berusaha keras untuk memenuhi keperluan mereka yang berada di bawah, ramai daripada mereka adalah penduduk kampung yang telah diklasifikasikan sebagai setinggan, tetapi mereka mempunyai hak untuk mendapat perlindungan. 

Pada kiraan terakhir, Umno Pulau Pinang mendakwa bahawa terdapat kira-kira 55 buah kampung di negeri ini yang bakal dilanda pembangunan, dan apabila dan jika ini berlaku, akan berlakunya ledakan setinggan.

Kira-kira 7,000 buah keluarga bakal menjadi mangsa – kira-kira 35,000 orang penduduk setinggan di negeri ini.

UMNO mungkin membesar-besarkan angka ini, mungkin demi kepentingan politik, tetapi Pulau Pinang mempunyai jumlah setinggan yang tinggi.

Kampung Melayu Tanjong Tokong

Isu setinggan tertua yang diketahui adalah di Tanjong Tokong, yang dahulunya merupakan sebuah kampung nelayan di sini.

Realitinya adalah penduduk setinggan tidak berada dalam kedudukan yang sesuai untuk keluar dari rumah-rumah yang nenek moyang mereka telah bina. Dan jika adanya pampasan, ia perlu adil dengan mengambil kira status kewangan mereka yang bakal diusir.

Pemimpin yang tergesa-gesa dalam memerintah cenderung mengabaikan seni mendengarkan, terutamanya ketika mereka sedang dibebani dengan isu-isu.

Peguam-peguam Yusmadi Yusoff, Jason Ong Khan Lee dan S Raveentharan, kesemuanya mempunyai kes-kes yang melibatkan setinggan.

Mereka juga mempunyai suatu persamaan lain – kesemua mereka adalah bekas wakil rakyat PKR. 

Mereka menyeru supaya adanya semakan semula terhadap Kanun Tanah Negara yang menguruskan perjanjian tanah, termasuk yang memberi kesan terhadap koloni-koloni setinggan; untuk mencari keseimbangan antara keperluan pembangunan dan keperluan untuk memelihara kampung-kampung tradisional.

Kita berharap supaya pemimpin-pemimpin, yang mempunyai kuasa untuk mengubah keadaan, sedang mendengar. - Ian McIntyre,theantdaily

Time for a re-look into the plight of squatters

<i>Illustration: John Shakespeare</i>


cheers.

21 October 2014

Polis, AG didakwa kacau bekas pemandu artis,girlfriend menteri UMNO...


Seorang peguam mempersoalkan tindakan polis dan Jabatan Peguam Negara yang mahu menahan dan mendakwa anak guamnya, yang sedang memberi keterangan berhubung dakwaan hubungan seorang pelakon dan menteri Umno.

Latheefa Koya yang mewakili seorang bekas pemandu Noor Azman Azemi (bawah) berkata anak guamnya secara sukarela pergi ke balai polis Bukit Indah semalam.

Ini berlaku selepas polis cuba menahannya semalam di Mahkamah Tinggi Kuala Lumpur, di mana beliau memberi keterangan dalam samannya terhadap bekas majikan dan pelakon Zahida Mohamed Rafique.

Latheefa berkata, Noor Azman dimaklumkan polis bahawa beliau akan dituduh di mahkamah seawal-awalnya pada Khamis atas tuduhan lain yang tidak mereka ketahui.

“Noor Azman direman empat hari oleh polis dua tahun lalu ekoran dakwaan dia mencuri RM200,000.

“Bagaimanapun polis dan pendakwaan tidak bertindak ketika itu tetapi memilih semalam dan mahu mendakwanya hari ini ketika beliau memberikan keterangan dan ini gangguan terhadap saksi untuk melindungi menteri,” katanya selepas prosiding.

Sebelum itu, hari ini, Noor Azman, yang juga pemimpin Pemuda Umno sebuah bahagian terus memberikan keterangan hari ini.

Zahida hadir memakai jubah hitam dan bertudung (kiri).

Di luar mahkamah, beliau turut memakai purdah dan beberapa perempuan lagi bergaya sama.

Semalam, Mahkamah Tinggi Kuala Lumpur Hue Siew Kheng mengarahkan polis untuk tidak menahan Azman.

Hue berkata perbicaraan dan pemandu itu tidak patut diganggu sehinggalah dia selesai memberikan keterangan.

Noor Azman memberi ketengan dan mendakwa terdapat hubungan antara Zahida dengan menteri luar bandar Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal, yang juga naib presiden Umno.

Shafie dan Zahid dilapor telah menafikan dakwaan itu.

Pada 2012, Zahid memberitahu media bahawa Noor Azman mencuri RM200,000 daripadanya.

Noor Azman juga menafikan dakwaan itu dan memfailkan saman terhadap Zahida tahun lepas.- mk


'Cops, AG intimidate actress' ex-driver'...

 A lawyer today questioned the high handed action by the police and the Attorney General's Chambers in wanting to arrest and charge her client, who was giving testimony over an alleged affair an actress had with an Umno minister.
 
Latheefa Koya, who represents the actress' former driver Noor Azman Azemi (right), said her client had voluntarily gone to the Bukit Indah police station yesterday.
 
This was after the police tried to arrest him yesterday at the Kuala Lumpur High Court where he was testifying in his suit against his former employer and actress Zahida Mohamed Rafique. 
 
Latheefa said that it was there that Noor Azman was informed by the police that he would be charged with "god knows what" at the earliest on Thursday. 
 
"Noor Azman had been remanded for four days by the police two years ago following Zahida's claim that he stole RM200,000.
 
"However, the police and prosecution did not take action then but chose to do it yesterday and wanted to charge him today just as he was testifying and this is intimidation of a witness to protect a minister," she said outside court after the proceedings.
 
Earlier today, Noor Azman, who is also an Umno Youth division leader, continued to give his testimony.
 
Zahida also took the witness stand wearing a black jubah and tudung.
 
Later, outside court, the actress was seen covering her face with a veil along with her siblings, who were dressed in similar fashion.
 
Yesterday, Kuala Lumpur High Court judge Hue Siew Kheng had ordered the police not to arrest Noor Azman.
 
Justice Hue had said that the trial should not be disrupted and the driver should not be disturbed until he has finished testifying. 
 
Affair alleged

The driver had testified under oath that Zahida had an alleged affair with Rural Development Minister Shafie Apdal, who is also Umno vice-president.
 
However in 2012, Shafie had denied that he had an affair with Zahida. 

Zahida had then told the media in Feb 2012, that Noor Azman stole the RM200,000 from her.

The former driver, in denying the claim, filed the suit against Zahida last year.

Noor Azman, when cross-examined by Muhammad Shafee Abdullah (right) for the actress, denied the assertion by the senior lawyer that the 39-year-old actress knew and met the minister at various hotels.

Yesterday, the witness told the court he had at times brought Shafie and Zahida together to the Ritz Carlton and Mandarin Oriental Hotel. Noor Azman said they met each other at least once a week.

Noor Azman, who had worked for Zahida for three years, further denied he stole RM200,000 as alleged by Zahida, and reported by several media.

He maintained that on that day when the money was reportedly lost, he had only been asked by Zahida to deposit a RM120,000 cheque.

The witness also further rejected Shafee's contention that he had used the stolen money to pay off his motorcycle loan which was only RM1,000.

Noor Azman further disagreed with Shafee's that the reason he created his testimony in court yesterday and today was to smear BN politicians.

In re-examination by Latheefa, Noor Azman explained that Shafie (right) was close to Zahida.The minister, would at times contact him personally to ask of her whereabouts.

The former driver told the court yesterday that his working relationship with the actress soured after he had informed the minister that Zahida was seeing someone else.

He told the court that the minister would at times give her huge sums of money as well as presents.

When Latheefa repeated Shafee's question whether it was true he had tried to smear BN politicians, Noor Azman explained that he would not do so as he himself is an Umno member since 1996 and is presently an Umno division leader.

“Datuk Seri promised to look after me and my political career. However, as a result of myself being slandered by Zahida in the media, my career in politics is also affected,” he said.

Zahida: No relationship

Zahida in his testimony said while she knew Shafie as a minister, she denied having any relationship with the Umno vice-president.

The actress explained to questions from Shafee that she received RM243,000 cash from a company Puncak Utas Sdn Bhd on Feb 28, 2012, as commission for a task done and that she had counted the money with her father and Noor Azman.

“I asked Noor Azman to deposit the money for me along with the RM120,000 cheque the next day,” she said.

However, during cross-examination by lawyer N Surendran for Noor Azman, Zahida (left) sang a different tune when she told the court that she had given a RM20,000 loan to Puncak Utas owner Shaheful Ardan Adenan and that the RM243,000 was a return on her investment.

“He asked me for some money and I loaned out RM20,000 for investment. Shaheful would ask me whether I wanted the money back and I asked him to roll the money. As a result I got the return,” she said.

She added she kept RM43,000 in the house, and asked Noor Azman to deposit the balance the next day.

However the actress could not give a satisfactory answer when asked by Surendran as to why she had signed an invoice from Puncak Utas when she was the one receiving the money.

“I only signed the documents given by the Puncak Utas representative identified as Syed Hazrat." she replied.

She explained that when she lodged a report of the missing RM200,000, there was media at the police station, and she had related to them as to what had transpired.

Zahida also said she filed a counter-claim against Noor Azman on Sept 2014 with hopes of recovering the missing RM200,000 from her former driver.

When asked by Surendran why she had waited for over two years' after the alleged loss to take action, the actress replied that she had already lodged a police report.

She had been hoping that police would do their job and she had been waiting all these years for the result of their action.

The hearing continues on Nov 11 before Justice Hue.- mk




cheers.

Pengundi Cina tidak undi BN sebab bodoh kot...


Mereka tertipu dengan dakwaan pembangkang hutang dan fiskal defisit negara semakin kronik kerana data yang dikeluarkan tidak benar.

Bukan itu saja, mereka juga tertipu dengan kata-kata pembangkang Malaysia sedang bergerak ke arah kehancuran ekonomi jika kerajaan terus boros berbelanja.

Propaganda pembangkang Umno berniat untuk menghapuskan sekolah vernakular juga antara sebab mereka ditipu.

Mereka juga tertipu dengan cara pembangkang memainkan laporan audit tahunan yang menceritakan kedahsyatan ketirisan, kebocoran dan penyelewengan duit cukai yang dibayar mereka.

Mereka juga salah percaya pada jumlah perbelanjaan yang digunakan untuk lawatan antarabangsa Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Razak dan isterinya.

Berita-berita bagaimana pelajar cemerlang perlu merayu untuk mendapat tempat di universiti setiap tahun dan bukan secara automatik yang dimainkan media juga berjaya menipu mereka.

Laporan-laporan antarabangsa kedudukan antarabangsa universiti negara semakin merosot yang disebut pembangkang juga berjaya menipu mereka.

Mereka juga tertipu dengan pembangkang yang mendakwa Malaysia mengalami kemerosotan purata pencapaian dalam dua subjek teras iaitu – Sains dan Matematik (pelajar Gred 8 atau Tingkatan 2).

Mereka tertipu dengan dakwaan pembangkang mengenai krisis lembu NFC yang melibatkan keluarga Datuk Seri Shahrizat Jalil yang menyebabkan mereka percaya pemimpin Umno ini sebenarnya tidak bersih.

Mereka tertipu dengan mainan pembangkang mengenai kematian Teoh Beng Hock. Mereka patut percaya dakwaan Teoh membunuh diri.

Mereka juga ditipu pembangkang Umno ada di belakang Perkasa. Kehadiran para pemimpin Umno ke Perkasa hanya satu kebetulan.



Mereka patut percaya MCA dan Gerakan boleh menjaga kepentingan mereka di depan Umno.

Kenyataan-kenyataan politik yang menyemai kebencian dan balas dendam yang keluar daripada para pemimpin Umno dan Perkasa hanyalah pandangan peribadi – mereka tidak wajar terasa dengan kata-kata tersebut sehingga mudah tertipu oleh pembangkang.

Mereka juga tertipu dengan dakwaan pembangkang konsep 1Malaysia hanyalah satu propaganda yang tiada makna kerana gagal merapatkan jurang antara kaum di negara.

Sebenarnya banyak lagi yang orang Cina kena tipu sehingga tidak mengundi BN.

Tidak dinafikan ada benarnya dakwaan Najib mereka tertipu dengan propaganda pembangkang 40,000 warga Bangladesh dibenarkan mengundi di PRU13.

Kalau benarlah dakwaan Najib, maka bodohlah orang Cina untuk tidak mengundi BN kerana alasan itu sebab ada banyak lagi perkara yang mereka kena tipu. – Timmy Say,tmi 

A nation of ‘pendatang’...

I am sick and tired of people labelling fellow Malaysians as “pendatang”.

Normally, this term which describes communities which have immigrated to a new country would not normally be regarded as a slur or derogatory. In the United States of America and the United Kingdom, despite the ongoing debates regarding immigration and immigrants in these countries, the contributions of immigrants have been recognised as what makes a nation greater. John F. Kennedy even described America as “a nation of immigrants.”

In Malaysia, it is sometimes used as a slur and pejorative to indicate superiority or dominance over another.

The thing is, aside from the Orang Asal who probably have the most rightful claim to being indigenous to this land we call home, everyone else is a pendatang from somewhere. Java, Malukas Islands, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Sumatera, China, India even Portugal!

You name a place in South-east Asia, and you can bet that somebody’s great granddad or grandmum came off a boat from there seeking to build a better life for themselves and their families in this land.

There is no part in our nation that has not been touched by our immigration experience. Even the Malay royalty can trace its early origins to a Hindu Sumatran prince, Parameswara, a refugee who fled war and persecution. I think he did well for himself, don’t you?

This country was and is being built on the efforts of its people, including migrant communities. Their contribution can be seen in every aspect of our lives.

It can be seen in politics, religion, business, law and education. Consider the fact that Islam is a migrant religion brought onto our shores by immigrants and traders from other countries.

Just as inbreeding is not a good idea as it will increase the likelihood of genetic disorders in a population, the melting pot of diversity which exists in Malaysian society today is what ensures that we learn, innovate and progress. Engagement and acceptance, rather than merely tolerance, are vital to the social diversity and pluralism which make Malaysia stronger and more prosperous.

It was acceptance of these values which made it possible for a boy whose father originally migrated from the south Indian state of Kerala, through hard work, commitment and sacrifice, to later become the fourth prime minister of Malaysia.

This has been the secret of Malaysia’s progress and success thus far. Acceptance of each other’s diversity amidst the bitter and dark lessons of the past.



When more than a million people were given citizenship and embraced as members of a new nation back in 1957, it wasn’t to do them a favour, as some might like to think or frequently flog.

It was a clear recognition, foresight and vision by the founding fathers such as Tunku Abdul Rahman that the building of a country required more than its independence. It needed the best and the brightest, the hardworking and committed, the gathering of manpower and collected wisdom. 

It needed so much more than what was already available. Blood, sweat, tears and sacrifice from those who were already citizens in all but name. And so, this country was built on the promise of what we could be, what we could become if we came together.

To call them “pendatang” would not only dishonour and not recognise all those who through their sacrifice, hard work and lives came before us to build this country.

It would cast light on our ignorance and arrogance as well as lack of gratefulness, appreciation and understanding of the grand vision put forth by the women and men who founded this country.

This year marks the 57th year since the Federation of Malaya gained independence. Let’s spend the next month planning and speaking about the next 57 years of this great country. We must never forget that we are all made better and more prosperous if we all believe and work towards a shared destiny and future. Together.

At one point of time in our history, we were all pendatang. Yes, we were, but today, we are all Malaysians.- Azrul Mohd Khalib,Mmail online



cheers.

20 October 2014

Zahid sendiri mengaku ibubapanya pendatang, yang NGO Melayu lain dok kalut sangat pasai apa...


video
NGO Melayu mahu Tan disiasat kerana hasutan...

Kumpulan pertubuhan Melayu berang dengan desakan seorang perwakilan Gerakan supaya pemimpin Umno berhenti membuat kenyataan mengenai "pendatang" kerana menurutnya, orang Melayu juga adalah pendatang.

Sebuah gabungan 82 kumpulan Melayu-Muslim - Pertubuhan Pembela Islam (PEMBELA) berkata presiden Gerakan harus memecat perwakilan Tan Lai Soon kerana membuat komen tersebut dalam mesyuarat agung tahunan parti itu di Setia Alam semalam.

Timbalan Pengerusi PEMBELA, Aminuddin Yahaya yang mengetuai delegasi ke Ibupejabat Polis Dang Wangi di Kuala Lumpur pagi ini, menuntut supaya Tan disiasat di bawah Akta Hasutan.

Bersama dengan oleh NGO lain seperti Persatuan Pengguna Islam Malaysia (PPIM) dan Pejuang Islam Melayu Malaysia (Pewaris), mereka membuat sekurang-kurangnya tiga laporan polis terhadap ahli Gerakan itu.

Aminuddin berkata mereka menuntut presiden Gerakan, memecat ahli yang membuat kenyataan agar konsisten dengan janjinya bahwa beliau akan memecat mana-mana ahli yang membuat kenyataan perkauman.

"Kami, Pertubuhan Pembela Islam (PEMBELA) mengutuk keras kenyataan yang berbentuk menghasut untuk menimbulkan situasi yang tegang dan mencetus kemarahan orang Melayu.

"Secara tidak langsung ia juga menghina kedudukan kesultanan Raja-raja Melayu," laporan polis Aminuddin dipetik.

Dalam laporan polis itu juga, Aminuddin mendesak Presiden Gerakan Datuk Mah Siew Keong memecat keahlian Tan.

Mereka juga, tegasnya, mahu pihak berkuasa untuk menyiasat dan Peguam Negara mendakwa Tan Lai Soon di bawah Akta Hasutan.

Sementara itu, Rakyat Post melaporkan Tan meminta maaf atas kenyataannya semalam.

Tan dilaporkan berkata beliau amat menyesal dan menurutnya, beliau bermaksud untuk mengatakan bahawa tidak seorang pun rakyat Malaysia yang harus dipanggil sebagai 'pendatang', kerana mereka semua adalah rakyat Malaysia - mk


Najib keturunan Bugis dan Rosmah anak Minangkabau,bapa Mahathir mamak kutty dari Kerala.... ini adalah fakta kenapa nak nafikan?bukankah ini kaum pendatang? 

NGOs want Gerakan man hauled up under Sedition Act for calling Malays ‘pendatang’ 




Gerakan gantung uncle Tan Lai Soon yang cakap "UMNO,awak juga pendatang"...

Gerakan menggantung keahlian seorang anggotanya daripada Johor Tan Lai Soon ekoran kenyataannya yang menggelar Melayu juga “pendatang”.

Surat tunjuk sebab juga dikeluarkan kepada Lai Soon untuk dijawab dalam tempoh 14 hari.

Lai Soon digesa menjelaskan kenapa beliau tidak patut dipecat ekoran kenyataannya dalam mesyuarat agung tahunan Gerakan di Shah Alam semalam.

“Bagi pihak parti, kami memohon maaf kepada seluruh rakyat Malaysia yang tersinggung dengan kenyataan itu,” kata Timbalan Presiden Cheah Soon Hai (kanan) dalam sidang media di ibu pejabat parti.

Sehingga semalam, 14 aduan dibuat terhadap Lai Soon ekorannya kenyataannya, kata Soon Hai.

Lai Soon semalam mengingatkan pemimpin Umno untuk tidak menggunakan kenyataan “pendatang” kepada bangsa lain kerana Melayu juga pendatang di negara ini.

Beliau berkata demikian ketika membahaskan usul ucapan dasar presiden Datuk Mah Siew Keong dalam perhimpunan tahunan Gerakan di Shah Alam.

Kumpulan pertubuhan Melayu hari ini berang dengan kenyataan Lai Soon dan mahu beliau dipecat.

The Rakyat Post bagaimanapun melaporkan bahawa Lai Soon meminta maaf atas kenyataannya semalam. - mk


Anonymous - Hampa ingat hampa ni Melayu jati dari tanah Melayu kah? Poooorah!!!

Najib keturunan Bugis dan Rosmah anak Minangkabau,bapa Mahathir mamak kutty dari Kerala.... ini adalah fakta kenapa nak nafikan?bukankah ini kaum pendatang? 

Nah tengok pengakuan Menteri hampa dalam video di atas...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXbhZLVWa9A

Janganlah jadi hipokrit!!!!

Raja Mohd Shahrim - Kenapa perlu digantung ..?? Kenyataan beliau utk menasihati Umno yg sering melanel rakyat dinegara ni sebagai pendatang !! Gerakan sepatutnya mempertahankan ahlinya bukan tunduk pada tekanan parti tertentu yg bukan saja menipu org melayu tapi merampas hak mereka iatu UmnoputKERA !!

Jacky Chu Chee Hua - Parti Gerakan sudah tak ada semangat dalam politik , biar dia hilang pada pilihanraya yang ke 14 

Mujahid Yusoff - Kita semua pendatang di bumi tuhan ..sampai masa pergi jua.. 

Gerakan suspends 'pendatang' man...

Gerakan today suspended the membership of Tan Lai Soon, the delegate who claimed Malays are also "pendatang" (immigrants).
 
The party also issued a show-cause letter to Tan, calling on him to explain his position within 14 days.
 
"We apologise on behalf of the party to all Malaysians who have been hurt by his remark. 
 
"He should go back and ask what is the feeling of his Malay neighbours," Gerakan deputy president Cheah Soon Hai told a a press conference at the party headquarters this afternoon.
 
As of yesterday, at least 14 members had lodged complaints to the party against Tan's remark, added Cheah (right).

While debating the Gerakan president’s policy speech yesterday, Tan said, "Let me make the positions of Malaysians clear: Malays, Chinese and Indians were all 'pendatang', except the Orang Asli, Sabahans and Sarawakians, who are the original bumiputera."

Pertubuhan Pembela Islam (Pembela), a coalition of 52 Malay-Muslim groups, said Gerakan president Mah Siew Keong should sack Tan.

Together with Persatuan Pengguna Islam Malaysia (PPIM) and Pejuang Islam Melayu Malaysia (Pewaris), they went to the Dang Wangi district police headquarters in Kuala Lumpur this morning, demanding that Tan be hauled up under the Sedition Act.

Meanwhile, online news portal The Rakyat Post reported that Tan last night apologised for his remark.

"I am profoundly sorry and had meant to say that no Malaysian should be called 'pendatang', as we are all Malaysians,” Tan was reported as telling the online news site.- mk

Siang Malam - This video says Zahid has openly said he is a pendatang too so why is Mah Siew Keong so jumpy? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXbhZLVWa9A

Haveagreatday - Just look at the Gerakan eunuchs rushing to pacify their political masters!! The truth hurts, doesn't it? To the pure UMNO breeds , they have forgotten their roots are not the Malay archipelago!! So, they cannot bear to be reminded of this fact - yet, a fact is a fact!!

schroedervannutt - Dont be surprised. Its expected. Gerakan is a 'no balls' party. Uncle spoke the factual truth and his so called leaders will not even protect him.

Caripasal - This old man has nothing to fear.He merely told the truth.If Non malays are pendatang,so is the Malay. Gerakan is done. Has umno ever suspended their member for calling Non malay as pendatang?

Mamba - Najib is a Bugis and Rosmah a Minangkabau, aren't they not pendatang? Mahathir is half Indian from Kerala.....fact is fact, why deny it?

Louis - Gerakan and MCA are UMNO's doormats. An UMNO office boy does not even respect Mah Siew Keong! Gerakan and MCA are cari makan parties. UMNO drop a piece of crumb, both will scramble for the spoil!!

Land of Boleh - Gerakan boleh bungkus, campak masuk jamban.

"UMNO,awak juga pendatang",kata perwakilan Gerakan...

Perwakilan dari Johor, Tan Lai Soon(gambar,bawah) berkata bukan hanya orang Cina dan India sahaja pendatang, tetapi orang Melayu juga bukan bumiputera kerana mereka berhijrah dari Indonesia.

"Kecuali penduduk asal Sabah dan Sarawak dan Orang Asli, orang lain di Malaysia adalah pendatang," kata Tan semasa Persidangan Perwakilan Nasional Gerakan ke-43.

Persidangan itu diadakan di Pusat Konvensyen Setia City di Setia Alam dan dirasmikan oleh Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Razak pagi ini. – tmi

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Remember you are pendatang too, UMNO told...

A Gerakan delegate today cautioned Umno leaders against making "pendatang" (immigrants) remarks, reminding them that Malays were immigrants as well.

"Let me make the positions of Malaysians clear, Malays, Chinese and Indians were all pendatang, except the Orang Asli, Sabahans and Sarawakians, who are the original bumiputera," said Johor delegate Tan Lai Soon.

"Umno members who often said Chinese were pendatang never thought that they themselves were also pendatang," said Tan(right) when debating party president Mah Siew Keong's policy speech during the Gerakan annual general meeting in Setia Alam today. 

The Parit Sulong division member, however, in praising the Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak's speech, which emphasised the importance of moderate politic and reiterated BN rejects all form of extremism earlier today, asked if Najib was just all rhetoric.
 
"Najib's speech is very good, but would he hold to his promise?" said Tan.
 
"This is important. If (Najib) just talked and not do anything about it. That would be just syok (sendiri). It would be a total failure," he said.

"Mentally ill" people caused disunity

Tan, also touched on the past leadership where the country was once peaceful and free of religious and racial problems. 
 
The problems start in the 70s, where people realised the federal constitution was being "dismantled", he said.
 
Tan personally opined, there was hidden agenda in the mind of Umno leaders, caused by greed for wealth and power back then.
 
Tan also accused Malay rights group such as Isma and Perkasa, as well as some highly educated people and professors, for the disunity between the races in the country. 
 
"Malaysians and I think they are mentally ill, so serious that (it is) hard to cure," he said, and only when they are gone would the country be united and safe.
 
Tan said he is not concerned if the government probed him under the Sedition Act.
 
"When I speak the truth, why should I be scared of the government?
 
"We did not say something bad about the government, we just offered our views," he told KiniTV.- mk

Ini bukan kali pertama pesara M Krishnan melakukan perkara seperti meletakkan selipar ke muka perdana menteri, malah katanya akan melakukannya berkali-kali hingga mereka dapat 'mesej'nya. – Gambar dari Facebook, 19 Oktober, 2014.
Pesara M Krishnan marah terhadap kerajaan Barisan Nasional...

Dan kemarahan membuak-buak inilah yang mendorongnya meletakkan selipar di atas wajah Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Razak di satu poster semasa membuat protes terkini terhadap pemotongan subsidi bahan api di luar bangunan Parlimen minggu lalu.

"Kehadiran saya hari itu tidak ada kena mengena dengan pemotongan subsidi. Saya marah dengan kerajaan, mereka melakukan sesuatu yang salah, mereka menyalahguna undang-undang kerana mereka tidak memahaminya, mereka menjadi bahan lawak dunia, dan saya mahu mereka tahu itu," kata Krishnan kepada The Malaysian Insider di Kuala Lumpur minggu ini.

Kisah Krishnan adalah cerita tentang kekecewaan terhadap sistem penyampaian awam yang dialami golongan berpendapatan rendah sepertinya.

Beliau bergantung kepada pembayaran Perkeso untuk hidup, mengalami kecederaan di tempat kerja, dan tinggal di rumah kos rendah awam di mana suasananya memeritkan.

Gambar dia memegang selipar di atas muka Najib dalam poster itu diterbitkan di Facebook melalui laman "Friends of BN - Barisan Nasional".

Kerana tindakan itu, bekas pengendali kren berusia 56 tahun itu ditahan.

Tetapi ia bukan kali pertama. Dia membuat tindakan yang sama bulan Mei lalu ekoran kerosakan pada flat kos rendahnya, dan berkata akan melakukannya sekali lagi.

"Saya melakukannya berkali-kali sebelum ini dan saya sudahpun ditahan kerananya, tetapi saya akan melakukannya sekali lagi dan sekali lagi sehingga mereka dapat mesej bahawa kita ingin dilayan sama rata sebagai warganegara," kata Krishnan.

Penangkapan terbarunya pada 11 Oktober, tiga hari setelah protes anti kenaikan harga minyak dibuat di luar Parlimen. Putrajaya mengurangkan subsidi minyak pada 2 Oktober, menaikkan harga petrol RON95 dan diesel sebanyak 20 sen seliter.

Krishnan ditahan lebih 24 jam kerana polis mahu menyiasatnya atas penghinaan yang disengajakan dengan niat membuat provokasi terhadap keamanan dan ugutan jenayah. Dia kemudian dibebaskan dengan jaminan polis.

Kisah kekecewaannya terhadap Putrajaya bermula sejak zaman kanak-kanak lagi, dia seorang yang tidak bernegara, dilucutkan kewarganegaraan, sehingga umur 12 tahun.

Sejak itu, setiap sedikit "kesalahan" atau "ketidakadilan" oleh Putrajaya memberi kesan mendalam terhadap Krishnan, yang lahir di Kajang, Selangor, termasuk fakta bahawa dia disenaraikan sebagai "keturunan India" dalam dokumen rasminya.

"Mengapa saya 'keturunan India'? Saya tidak dilahirkan di India.

"Saya mahu dikenali sebagai keturunan bangsa Malaysia, saya orang Malaysia," katanya yang fasih bercakap dalam Bahasa Melayu. Baca sterusnya...

It's BN policies that cost Chinese votes...

DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang today said that it was ‘shocking’ that Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak could claim that the Chinese votes fell dramatically during the last general election because they believe the ‘lies’ about the 40,000 Bangladeshi phantom voters.

“It is to the credit of the Gerakan delegates that they laughed at Najib’s tall tale as it is not only unbelievable, but reflects a shallowness which does not befit a prime minister,” said Lim in a statement today.

Lim then told MCA and Gerakan ministers to convince Najib to be consistent to the cause of moderation in national policies, starting with the prosecution of (Perkasa president) Ibrahim Ali.

“Can MCA and Gerakan ministers dismiss Najib’s claim (about the Bangladeshi phantom voters) and admit it was because of disillusionment of the Malaysian voters over a whole spectrum of BN government policies which caused Najib to be the prime minister of a minority government?”

Meanwhile, the Gelang Patah MP added that Najib’s (left) claim that BN rejects extremism has "no traction" and is "incapable" of making any impact.

This is especially since there was a "glaring" contradiction in Najib’s declaration with the immunity from prosecution enjoyed by Ibrahim over his threat to burn the Malay-language bible, said Lim.

“What is worse, no minister from either the MCA or Gerakan had dared to speak up to demand that Ibrahim Ali should be prosecuted for his threat to burn the Malay-language bible.

As such, Lim said this was Najib’s ‘greatest disservice’ within 48 hours after Malaysia’s election as a non-permanent member of the United Nation Security Council (UNSC).

Commenting on Najib who had outlined five areas of priority for the country to push in the UNSC, Lim opines that the country should add a sixth priority, which is to advance moderation domestically in Malaysia.

“Otherwise, its campaign to advance moderation globally is dead even before it could get off the launching pad.” - mk


Dear YAB Dato’ Seri,

You say that the Chinese votes fell during GE13 because Chinese voters believed “lies” about Bangladeshi phantom voters.

Actually they hate your party and want Umno dead and BN buried.


Why do you still keep giving excuses and deluding yourself?


They tsunami-ed you, remember? - helen ang


KERAjaan 'gila' melarang penggunaan Kalimah Allah di Semenanjung (utk bukan Islam) TAPI di Sabah Sarawak dibenarkan pula...

Photo: ADAKAH BENAR.. RM45 untuk satu hidangan nasi lemak MAS?
Harga sebiji telur yang dibeli oleh MAS pada harga RM8?
TELUR APA semahal itu, TELUR BURUNG UNTA KA?

Seorang kakitangan syarikat penerbangan itu mendakwa, MAS bukan tidak boleh menyediakan sajian yang lebih baik tetapi TIDAK MAMPU.

"Kalau hendak tahu nasi lemak yang dihidangkan dalam pesawat MAS berharga RM45," dakwa kakitangan itu kepada MalaysiaGazette yang bertanyakan mengenai sajian nasi lemak itu.

Wartawan dan jurugambar MalaysiaGazette diberikan sajian nasi lemak itu ketika dalam penerbangan ke Kuala Lumpur dari Amsterdam baru-baru ini.

Kakitangan MAS itu memberitahu, sajian nasi lemak sering dipertikaikan khususnya oleh penumpang tempatan, lantaran itu mereka lebih suka menawarkan roti dan omelette sahaja, selain rasanya lebih enak.

"Sejujurnya kalau ada penumpang yang tanya mana yang sedap, saya akan cadangkan penumpang memilih omelette.

"Kalau beri nasi lemak kepada penumpang yang cerewet, macam-macam yang tidak puas hati dengan hidangan itu," tambahnya.

Malah, beliau mendakwa, harga sebiji telur yang dibeli oleh MAS pada harga RM8.

Tambah kakitangan itu, kalau awal tahun ini, hanya nasi lemak, telur dan sambal ikan bilis tetapi sekarang ditingkatkan dengan sambal udang, telur serta ikan bilis dan kacang.

"Itu sahaja kemampuan MAS yang ada," katanya.

Sementara itu, sumber dalaman MAS ketika diminta mengulas harga makanan yang sangat tinggi terpaksa dibeli oleh MAS, beliau berkata: " Ia adalah salah satu faktor kakitangan MAS marah dengan penjualan MASCatering dulu.

"Tapi siapa yang mahu mendengar rayuan kakitangan MAS, sekarang inilah akibatnya," jawabnya ringkas.


cheers.

18 October 2014

Satu Lagi Projek Barisan Nasional masuk dalam jamban...


Setelah diperkenalkan dua tahun lalu, Sistem Penguatkuasaan Automatik (AES) bernilai RM700 juta untuk merakam pemandu laju kini menjadi gajah putih, tidak dapat memenuhi tujuan mencegah pelanggaran had kelajuan kerana berhadapan dengan isu undang-undang yang masih tertangguh.

Saman masih dikeluarkan menerusi sistem ini – hampir 1.5 juta mengikut jumlah terkini – tetapi hanya sedikit yang membayar, kerana tindakan Peguam Negara membekukan penguatkuasaan terhadap pesalah yang disenarai hitam kerana tidak membayar denda dalam tempoh ditetapkan.

Jabatan Pengangkutan Jalan (JPJ) mendedahkan hanya kira-kira 200,000 saman daripada jumlah itu diselesaikan, tetapi tanpa kuasa untuk menyenaraihitamkan mereka yang tidak membayar, AES menjadi alat tidak berkesan untuk mencegah mereka yang memandu melebihi had laju.



Ketua Pengarah JPJ Datuk Seri Ismail Ahmad berkata kepada The Malaysian Insider, AES masih relevan, tetapi ia jadi sia-sia selagi pembekuan masih diteruskan.

"AES terus beroperasi dan kami terus memberi saman, tetapi belum ada keputusan daripada Peguam Negara sama ada kita boleh menyenaraihitamkan mereka yang tidak membayar dalam tempoh masa tertentu.

"Selagi tidak ada keputusan mengenai perkara itu, kita tidak boleh menyenarai hitam sesiapa. Justeru, ini menyebabkan AES tidak berkesan," katanya. 
RM700 juta macam duit bapa depa... Baca sini dan sini...

Anwar tetap pulang hadapi keputusan Liwat II

Anwar Ibrahim: 'I'll risk prison to take on the government'...

Malaysian opposition leader tells Telegraph he will fly home from London on Saturday despite threat of jail sentence.

He has been in prison before, and has no wish to return. But when Anwar Ibrahim, long-serving figurehead of Malaysia's opposition, steps back on a plane he knows that may be exactly where he is headed.

"Quite a few of my friends have tried to persuade me to stay away," he told The Telegraph on Friday. He would not be the first politician in flight from his government to seek refuge in London.

"It is very difficult, particularly for my family. But when I started this case for reform in Malaysia I knew it was not going to be easy.

"We are facing not just a political party but a whole system that is corrupt and repressive. But if people like me can't stand up against these atrocities what can we expect from young people?"

Mr Ibrahim has been at the heart of one of the longest-running and most personal legal battles in world politics.

Once upon a time, he was an internationally respected finance minister and deputy to Malaysia's former prime minister and dominant political figure, Mahathir Mohamad. He led economic reforms held up as an example by the West.

But when the two men fell out, and Mr Ibrahim went into opposition, the government turned against him, accusing the married father of five of everything from corruption to homosexuality, illegal in this predominantly Muslim country.

His first conviction on that count was overturned in 2004, after being first arrested in 1998, but rearrests and convictions along with successful appeals continued, until a court reinstated a five-year jail term in March. His final appeal is in ten days' time.

The extraordinary thing is that in the meantime he has been able to carry on with his career, leading an opposition coalition to within an ace of victory in elections last year, winning a majority of votes but a minority of seats in parliament.

The strength of the opposition's performance – the nearest it has ever come to overthrowing the mighty ruling party, the National Front – showed Mr Ibrahim's appeal to the growing urban middle classes in one of the world's most praised emerging economies.

In a way, that has also worked against him. While other opposition leaders detained by their governments, such as Aung San Suu Kyi in neighbouring Burma, have become icons in the West, Malaysia, which allows an active opposition and is stable and relatively prosperous, is seen more as model than pariah.

This flies in the face of the government's autocratic ways, he says.

Amnesty International points to an increasing use of anti-sedition laws the government has itself pledged to repeal to crack down on dissent, while there has been an upswing in rhetoric apparently aimed at appealing to a core audience of conservative Malays at the expense of the country's Chinese and Indian minorities.

"They are resorting to racist slurs and religious bigotry," he said.

"But the international community, what with the catastrophes in other parts of the Muslim world, is not prepared to take a position on Malaysia, which is relatively peaceful."

This was a mistake, he said, as Malaysia should be a beacon for Muslim states that want to become more democratic, like Tunisia or Turkey.

Whether the apparent invincibility of the National Front can last, a decade after Mr Mohamad's retirement, is another matter.

The fragility of its standards of governance was cast into a sharp light earlier this year with the two disasters with which the national Malaysian Airlines has become synonymous – the disappearance of MH370 somewhere in the Indian Ocean, and the shooting down of MH17 over Ukraine.



While the country was seen as an innocent victim in the latter case, over MH370 the slowness and opacity of the government's response caused both international bafflement and outrage. It took the authorities a week to reveal that the plane had turned off its predicted course and headed back over the country before traversing large swathes of the Indian Ocean – apparently undetected by civilian or military radar.

Mr Ibrahim said it was still refusing to make public key items like the radar records of the night in question, or the cargo manifest.

"Until today, I have still not got answers," he said. "The government tried to cover up but it was the focus of so much media attention for weeks, and this threw light on the system as it is in Malaysia."

With the plane still not found, and a myriad conspiracy theories circulating as to what happened to it, the case is a running sore for the authorities. Not lost on them has been the fact that the pilot, Capt Zaharie Ahmad Shah, was a prominent supporter of Mr Ibrahim and had met him.

He is still being singled out in some quarters as the most likely culprit. He was seemingly the only man with the power to disable the plane's response systems and devise a course that avoided notice – but, Mr Ibrahim points out, that is merely one aspect of the mystery.

"To say that he would have hijacked the plane because he was a supporter of mine is ludicrous," he said. Of course, like everyone else, he is at a loss to give a good explanation, but he also questions the silence from other countries that has engulfed the operation, despite the lack of information coming from Malaysia.

"I'm not a believer in conspiracy theories, but it's certainly unusual for so many countries not to take a strong stand, and to assume that a plane could disappear without any plausible explanation."

In a country at a crossroads, with clear political, ethnic and religious dividing lines threatening its future, the crises facing its airline and its best-known political figure both seem like distractions.

At least when he flies home on Saturday, to face an uncertain fate, the two will not coincide. Mr Ibrahim will be flying Thai International, not Malaysian – for cost reasons only, he insists. - the telegraph

'With friends like these, who needs enemies?'



cheers.

4 minah saleh mandi bogel di PD...

 
Mandi berbogel di tepi pantai Port Dickson...

Port Dickson yang merupakan destinasi beriadah terkenal di Negeri Sembilan dikejutkan dengan aktiviti `jemur' bogel oleh pelancong asing. 

Sinchew Daily melaporkan, empat pelancong wanita yang mempunyai rupa seperti warga Amerika Latin telah melakukan aktiviti `berjemur' dalam keadaan tanpa seurat benang.

Yang Dipertua Majlis Perbandaran Port Dickson, Datuk Ab. Khalid Mat ketika dihubungi akhbar itu melahirkan rasa terkejut selain meminta pihak media menyediakan gambar dan maklumat supaya siasatan dapat dijalankan. 

Kejadian itu dilaporkan berlaku antara pukul 1 hingga 3 petang pada Rabu (15 Oktober) di Pantai Saujana melibatkan empat orang dipercayai mempunyai hubungan ibu dan anak.

Salah seorang pelancong adalah berumur 40-an manakala tiga yang lain lebih muda. 

Kawasan tersebut berhampiran dengan kampung Melayu dan merupakan destinasi mandi pantai yang popular dan dipenuhi orang pada musim cuti dan hujung minggu. 

Pada waktu senja setiap hari, tidak kurang orang yang memilih untuk bersantai di pantai tersebut. 

Difahamkan empat pelancong pada mulanya memakai bikini dengan tiga daripadanya berenang sementara seorang lagi berbaring dalam keadaan separuh bogel di pantai. 

Mereka pada mulanya berada dalam keadaan berwaspada dan akan memanggil rakan lain untuk membalut diri dengan tuala jika mengesan kehadiran orang asing.
  
Selepas setengah jam, mereka semakin berani dengan menanggalkan pakaian atas sebelum menanggalkan seluar ketika mereka berbaring di pantai. 

Empat pelancong itu 'jemur' bogel selama hampir dua jam dengan dua daripada mereka memakai baju semula untuk membeli makanan ringan dan minuman di kedai berhampiran. 

Selepas membeli barang, mereka menanggal semula pakaian dan meneruskan aktviti 'jemur' bogel.

Empat pelancong memakai baju dan bermain dalam air pada pukul 3 petang sebelum kembali ke hotel mereka di kawasan berhampiran. 

Disebabkan bukan hujung minggu dan ramai penjaja tidak berniaga, maka aktiviti bogel tersebut tidak dilihat oleh terlalu ramai orang. 

Namun begitu, `keberanian' empat pelancong ini tetap disaksikan oleh belasan orang termasuk mereka yang berniat mengintai. 

Selain sepasang kekasih, dua pelajar dan seorang penjaja aiskrim yang ternampak kejadian itu, tiga pekerja asing dari Bangladesh turut bertindak berenang ke arah empat pelancong seakan-akan mahu mendapat `pemandangan' terbaik lapor MalaysiaGazette

Topless sunbathing in PD beach...

An incident involving four women believed to be foreigners, who were reported to have sunbathed topless at Saujana Beach Batu 4 in Port Dickson yesterday, is an isolated case.

Port Dickson Municipal Council (MPPD) chairman Datuk Ab Khalid Mat, however, said MPPD viewed the matter seriously and was currently conducting an investigation.

"We hope members of the public, who saw incidents such as this one in any places in Port Dickson will immediately lodge a report to the authorities for further action," he said when contacted today.

He said bathing topless in public places is an offence.

Meanwhile police are in the process of identifying those involved after receiving a police report at 8.30pm yesterday.

State acting Criminal Investigation chief Khoo Leng Huat, who confirmed receiving the report, said the case was being investigated under section 294 (a) of the Penal Code and section 509 of the Penal Code.

In the 2pm incident, the women, believed to be in their 20s and 30s, were sunbathing on a mat at the beach under the hot weather.

However, a visitor, who was bathing there became aware of their behaviour and videotaped the incident. – Bernama

Malaysian anggota UNSC, jangan dok anggok2 saja sepanjang masa...

PAS merakamkan tahniah di atas kejayaan Malaysia yang dipilih sebagai anggota tidak tetap Majlis Keselamatan Bangsa-bangsa Bersatu (UNSC) selepas memperolehi 187 undi daripada 192 negara yang mengundi.

Bagi PAS, dengan kejayaan itu Malaysia perlu memainkan peranan yang berbeza dengan anggota keselamatan yang dahulu dalam di mana mereka banyak mendiamkan diri dalam  isu-isu yang dibentangkan di PBB.

Pengerusi Lajnah Antarabangsa PAS Pusat Dr Syed Azman Syed Nawawi berkata, isu-isu yang melanda negara-negara di Timur Tengah selain Palestin perlu diketengahkan oleh Malaysia.

"Malaysia perlu bersuara dalam isu-isu pembelaan umat islam misalnya Palestin yang menjadi nadi perjuangan orang Islam.

"Ini yang diharapkan, jangan menjadi anggota hanya sekadar terangguk-angguk kerana kuasa besar dunia Amerika Syarikat yang berkuasa veto di PBB,"katanya. 

Ini merupakan kali keempat Malaysia dipilih sebagai anggota tidak tetap UNSC. Kali terakhir negara menduduki kerusi tersebut adalah pada 1999-2000.

Malaysia diumumkan anggot tidak tetap bersama Angola yang memperoleh 190 undi, diikuti Venezuela (181), dan New Zealand (145).

Tema kempen pencalonan Malaysia sebagai ahli tidak tetap kerusi UNSC adalah 'Keamanan dan Keselamatamn melalui Kesederhanaan' dan pencalonan Malaysia diberi perakuan oleh 10 buah negara Asean pada 29 September 2013 dan Kumpulan Serantau Asia Pasifik pada 29 Januari lalu.

Pemilihan kali ini, Malaysia wakil tunggal Asia Pasifik yang menganggotai kerusi berkenaan bagi tempoh 2015-2016 manakala Fiji pula akan mewakili Asia Pasifik dua tahun berikutnya. - harakahdaily

Malaysia: How Will It Perform on the UN Security Council?

Malaysia wins UN Security Council seat...

Malaysia has won a non-permanent seat in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), taking 187 out of the total 192 votes.

The voting took place at the United Nations General Assembly hall in New York to fill five vacancies among the Security Council’s non-permanent membership.

Foreign Minister Anifah Aman was at the hall to observe the voting process. Malaysia needed to garner at least 130 votes to get elected.

A total of 193 representatives of UN member countries were eligible to cast their votes to elect the five new members of the council.

The new members will take up their seats on Jan 1, 2015 and will serve on the council until Dec 31, 2016.

The five seats available for election in 2014, distributed regionally, are: one seat for the African Group (currently held by Rwanda); one seat for Asia-Pacific Group (currently held by the Republic of Korea); one seat for the Group of Latin American and Caribbean States, (currently held by Argentina); and two seats for the Western European and Others Group (currently held by Australia and Luxembourg).

Lithuania will maintain for another year the seat for the Eastern European Group.

The respective winners for the other vacancies were Angola (Africa), Venezuela (Latin America and the Caribbean) and New Zealand while Spain and Turkey are involved in a third round of balloting to fill the remaining seat.

The five permanent members

The five permanent Security Council members, which each wield the power of veto, are China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States. Along with Lithuania, the non-permanent members that will remain on the Council until the end of 2015 are Chad, Chile, Jordan, and Nigeria.

Under the UN Charter, the Security Council has primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security. Each of the council’s members has one vote. Under the Charter, all UN Member States are obligated to comply with council decisions.

The Security Council takes the lead in determining the existence of a threat to the peace or act a of aggression. It calls upon the parties to a dispute to settle it by peaceful means and recommends methods of adjustment or terms of settlement.

Prior to this, Malaysia has been on the UN Security Council three times - in 1965, 1989 till 1990 and 1999 till 2000.- mk


Setiausaha PERMATA Dato' Saidatul Akhma Hassan pernah mengatakan sebahagian peruntukan PERMATA sbyk RM77 juta dikhususkan utk Tadika Kemas seluruh negara...tapi lihat saja keadaan tadika kemas yang sedia ada,dah bertahun2 masih macam tu juga...


cheers.