31 March 2010

When 1Isreal+APCO+Ethos+Khairy+Najib = 1Malaysia


Khairy Jamaluddin said that Anwar Ibrahim should not be too hasty to accuse the government for its links to Apco when the opposition leader too has connections with several personalities on the global consultancy firm's advisory council.

"If Anwar's allegations are true, then he also has direct links with what he has alleged today. This is not only one individual, but six individuals with connections to Anwar in the International Advisory Council of Apco,” said Khairy.

And here is Anwar's reaction.......

video

“It seems like Rembau (Khairy Jamaludin) has become a spokesperson for APCO,” said the opposition leader, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim on his response towards Khairy’s statement in the Parliament today.

“I know he (Khairy) was trying to run from his involvement with Omar Mustafa and APCO that could affect the national security as it involves intelligence,” said the Permatang Pauh MP.

And until now, there is no clarification or denial made by the government. The Prime Minister has to come to explain this matter as it is a very serious matter,” he added.

“I repeat what I’ve said in my speech. A Royal Commission should be formed to investigate this matter. It is important because it could threaten national security,” he added.

Questioned on Khairy’s statement that he brought up this issue to distract people’s attention on the problems that exist in PKR, Anwar said that he was not the one who was asked to be given a chance to speak but he was ordered by the Speaker to do so.

“I’m not asking for a chance to give a speech but I was directed by the Speaker. If I do not do so, I will be prosecuted. So there is no issue of me trying to distract people’s attention,” said Anwar.

Thats why Khairy is defending APCO......read here.

source:malaysia digest

1Isreal - People First(Rakyat didahulukan)
1Malaysia - People First Performance Now(Rakyat didahulukan Pencapaian diutamakan)

Nampak apa-apa persamaan atau perbedaan?

Khairy pula satu bahlol, salahkah kalau Anwar kenal dan berkawan dengan tokoh-tokoh Yahudi tertentu. Lain pula dengan bosnya, Najib 1Malaysia, bukan setakat berkawan buat perjanjian kontrak dengan oraganisasi Yahudi bagi promosikan diri menggunakan 20juta wang rakyat.

Aku tak kisah sangat pasal kontrak dengan Apco tapi yang aku bengang kenapa 20 juta wang rakyat bagi tujuan itu.........

Nanti gomen Najib akan tanya macam mana Anwar boleh dapat surat perjanjian dengan APCO?
cheers.

30 March 2010

The Apco-Israeli-1Malaysia link...........

Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim today produced two documents in Parliament to back up his allegations on the links between global public relations firm Apco Worldwide, the Israeli government and 1Malaysia.

One of the documents was the agreement signed between Apco and the Malaysian government, which was witnessed by Premier Najib Razak's press secretary Tengku Sharifuddin Tengku Ahmad.

The presence of Tengku Sharifuddin, Anwar said, underlies the importance of Apco to the Najib government as normal contracts are signed by government officers. Anwar asked why a Najib's aide be at the signing of the contract.

The other document was the deal inked between Apco and the Israeli government when Ehud Barak - who later as premier adopted the One Israel slogan - was the head of the Israeli military.

Anwar claimed that the agreement was positive proof of links between Apco and Israel. The opposition leader also pointed out to the slew of ex-Israeli government officials which made up Apco's list of officers and consultants.

Chief among them being Doron Bergerbest-Eilon, who heads the Israeli Security Agency, Itamar Rabinovichk, who was formerly with Israeli's internal intelligence organ Shin Bet, and Shimon Stein, a former Israeli ambassador to Germany.

As for 1Malaysia, a slogan popularised by Najib, the Permantang Pauh MP alluded to links between Apco executives and the Malaysian government even before the consultancy company was hired. He said that members of Apco staff were already working with the Najib government even before the contract was signed through the recommendation of Ethos Consultancy, a company founded by former Najib special officer Omar Mustapha.

“At the time, an Apco staff member was already stationed in the premier's office after he took power. This was way before 1Malaysia was announced,” contended Anwar.

“Therefore, in providing 'communications support' to the Malaysian government, Apco may have worked with Najib on 1Malaysia.”

According to Anwar, top Apco executives were operating in a company called MindTeam Sdn Bhd. MindTeam's officials included Paul Stedlan, who now heads Apco Malaysia, and Margery Krause, Apco's founder and CEO.

"It is their strategy to work using associates companies to operate in different countries."

Anwar said that the documents will be given to the House speaker Pandikar Amin Mulia.

Anwar rubbish Apco's denial

The Permatang Pauh MP also rubbished Apco's denial over its involvement in coining the 1Malaysia slogan.

"It is a part of Apco's duty to protect those who employ them, which include denying their involvement."

Referring to the contract signed between Apco and its clients, Anwar stated that there is a particular emphasis on confidentiality and deniability when it comes to information of the actual scope of Apco's involvement.

"It is easy for them (the Najib administration) to ask Apco to draft a statement denying its involvement."

The former deputy prime minister also demanded Najib to explain in Parliament the Apco contract, including the cost of engaging its consultancy services. Anwar also urged the government to immediately terminate the Apco contract and set up a royal commission to investigate the matter.

After Anwar's lengthy explanation in Parliament, deputy House speaker Ronald Kiandee said he cannot decide whether the opposition leader should be referred to the powerful privileges committee for further action to be taken.

He said that BN parliamentarians will need to table a motion if they want to refer Anwar to the committee.

Baca di sini.

source:malaysiakini

Anwar proved that 1Malaysia is a copycat concept and its link to Isreal with full documented evidences. Lets see whether the UMNO 'kepala lembu' gonna twist and shout.

What in the hell was Najib thinking when he employed this Isreal link APCO Worldwide org. for consultancy services? Or maybe it was Bik Mama's 'punya' idea,got side income ma.......

UMNO/BN ingat depa boleh mainkan isu yahudi ini setelah mengecap Anwar sebagai agen,tapi sekarang siapa sebenarnya agen yahudi, pikiaq2lah mai.........

cheers.

AG's 'prosecutorial dishonesty'........

Attorney-General (AG) Abdul Gani Patail has been accused of “dishonesty” and the lack of even-handedness in prosecuting Anwar Ibrahim for sodomy.

Anwar's lawyer Sankara Nair said this in a statement today, in which he questioned why similar action has not been taken against Dr Chua Soi Lek, who has admitted to involvement in oral sex.

Sankara did not name Chua, but referred to the video footage implicating “a former minister of health of the ruling (coalition) ,who has just won the presidency of his party”.

“The (DVD) has been in the public domain for about two years. The video shows him engaging in oral sex with a woman. He also publicly admitted that he was the actor in the video.

“Indeed oral sex with or without consent is no different from anal sex and it clearly falls within the same Section 377B of the Penal Code under which Anwar is charged.”

In pointing out that several police reports have been lodged (against Chua), Sankara noted that the AG has refused to charge him “when incontrovertible evidence is staring at all”.

“This is discrimination of the highest order and a clear testament of the AG's bias. I therefore call upon the AG to drop the charge against Anwar.”

Sankara later added in a text-message: “The AG is bound to act according to law and Article 8 of the federal constitution which states that 'all people are equal before the law and entitled to the equal protection of the law'.

“If the AG persists with the prosecution of Anwar, then it will amount to flagrant political persecution (that is) in serious contravention of the constitution.”

Chua has openly admitted that he was the person in a sex video recorded in a hotel room, but attributed to the exposé to ulterior motives on the part of political rivals.

He quit his posts in the government and the party, but later made a comeback as MCA deputy president. Yesterday, he was elected to the top party post.

Anwar has been charged with sodomising his former aide, Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan, 25, on June 26, 2008. The trial is underway.

source:malaysiakini

How can Najib continuously accuse Anwar of having unnatural sex when the newly minted president of MCA,a BN component party has done the same thing?

1Malaysia knew about it and saw the video too, yet our AG just wants to 'tutup sebelah mata'........

Baca di sini.

cheers.

29 March 2010

2 Ong tak 'ong', Chua muncul juara.........

Dr Chua Soi Lek memenangi jawatan presiden MCA manakala Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai pula menang jawatan timbalan presiden.

Empat jawatan naib presiden dimenangi oleh Datuk Ng Yen Yen, Gan Ping Sieu, Datuk Donald Lim dan Datuk Chor Chee Heung.Chua mendapatkan 901 undi, menewaskan Tan Sri Ong Ka Ting yang mendapat 833 undi manakala Datuk Seri Ong Tee Kiat memperolehi 578 undi.

Bagi jawatan timbalan pula, Liow mendapat 1,171 undi, menewaskan Datuk Kong Cho Ha yang memperolehi 1,106 undi. Bagi jawatan naib presiden, Dr Ng mendapat 1,528 undi, Donald Lim (1,469) manakala Chor dan Gan masing-masing mendapat 1,202 undi.

Yang paling menarik ialah mereka yang menang, merupakan campuran penyokong kepada Chua, Ka Ting dan Tee Keat.Liow merupakan regu kepada Ka Ting, manakala bagi naib presiden pula, Dr Ng dikaitkan dengan Chua, Chor (Ka Ting), Gan (Tee Keat) manakala Donald Lim dilihat tidak memihak.

Manakala mereka yang menang jawatankuasa pusat juga merupakan campuran penyokong yang terdiri daripada sebelas penyokong Chua, Ka Ting (9) dan Tee Keat (5).

Of the return of Chua Sooi Lek,read here.

source:malaysiakini

Rekod moral yang terpalit kepada presiden baru MCA ini, apakah Najib sudi bekerjasama dan lantiknya jadi menteri kabinet 1Malaysia? 1Malaysia tahu dan kenal sapa presiden baru MCA ini.

Big problem lagi pada Najib dan Bik Mama.........

cheers.

Hulu Selangor a safe seat for BN........

When deputy MIC president G Palanivel was chosen to defend the Hulu Selangor parliamentary seat in the March 2008 general election, it was considered a ‘safe seat’ for the Barisan Nasional. This was because the Malay and Indian voters in the constituency had traditionally given their backing to the ruling coalition.

Furthermore, Palanivel was a deputy minister and was considered a prospective successor to veteran MIC head S Samy Vellu, in the event the elderly politician decideds to step down from his party's top post. The Barisan had no inkling that a tsunami was coming and when it came, the seat was swept away with 81 others, eroding the two-thirds majority in Parliament that the Barisan (and its predecessor the Alliance) had enjoyed for over 50 years.

Samy Vellu, who had held his Sungai Siput since 1974, was also shockingly unseated by poltical novice Dr Michael Jeyakumar Devaraj of mosquito party, Parti Sosialis Malaysia (though he contested under the PKR banner). As it similarly turned out in Hulu Selangor, a large chunk of the Malay voters had switched to the opposing camp, giving PKR flag bearer Dr Zainal Abidin Ahmad his first parliamentary victory.

No such thing as 'safe seat' anymore

It did not matter that Palanivel only lost by 198 votes to Zainal Abidin, a former Umno stalwart, three-term state assemblyman and ex-deputy mentri besar, who defected to the PKR in 2005. The bottom line is, the Barisan can no longer consider Hulu Selangor – or any other –a safe seat.

A by-election is now due in the kawasan, following Zainal Abidin’s death from brain cancer last Thursday. The Election Commission meets on April 2 to decide on the nomination and polling dates for the by-election, the 10th since the 2008 general polls.

In the by-elections that had been held in the past two years, the Barisan had won only two - in Batang Ai in Sarawak and Bagan Pinang, Negri Sembilan – and had boycotted one – in Penanti, Penang. It lost the others to the PKR (one parliament and one state seat) and PAS (two parliament and two state seats).

The Penanti by-election, with the absence of the Barisan, recorded the lowest voter turnout in Malaysia’s electoral history. Only 46% came out to cast their ballot papers, among the more than 15,300 people eligible to vote.The Barisan felt it would not have served any purpose to join the race in Penanti because it was not prompted by a death or any irregularities in the previous general election.

While the Barisan frowns on the practice of having foced by-elections, the coalition forgot that it had set the precedent in November 1999 when it created fresh polls for Cabinet minister Abu Hassan Omar to step down from his parliamentary seat and contest a state seat so that he could be appointed Selangor mentri besar.

Abu Hassan resigned as MB about two years later after being implicated in a sex scandal that dragged his sister-in-law into the issue. He told the media he quit because of ailing health. The Bagan Pinang polls last September gave the Barisan its sweetest by-election victory in recent times and former Negri Sembilan mentri besar Isa Abdul Samad – a villain when he was suspended as an Umno vice-resident because of money politics – was hailed as a hero when he romped home to a big win the race.

So, it is not surprising that the Barisan has since been in an upbeat mood. While taking the seat with a comfortable majority of more than 5,400 votes had buoyed the Barisan’s confidence, the subsequent in-fighting in the PKR and the suspicions cast on the DAP over its ‘Middle Malaysia’ stance, have further boosted the morale of the multi-party coalition. It probably can’t wait to test its might again in Hulu Selangor.Furthermore, the three state seats in the constituency - Hulu Bernam, Batang Kali and Kuala Kubu Baru – all belonged to the barisan, an indication there is strong support for it in the kawasan.

This is probably a factor in the mind of Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak when he told reporters on Friday that the Barisan’s chances of winning back the parliamentary seat are very bright.

The speculation at the moment is that the PKR would offer the candidature to prominent lawyer Zaid Ibrahim, a former Cabinet minister in charge of judicial matters and one of the prime movers of a soon-to-be completed Pakatan Rakyat charter. He is, at the moment, the only key leader in the PKR that is either not an elected representative or a Senator. He has only the reputation of being a rebel Cabinet member when he was a Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department during his Umno days.

Umno members have also got wind of this speculation and have recommended a ‘reserve’ nominee from the party, in case Najib decides to put up a Malay candidate. It is learnt that top of their list is former Selangor mentri besar Muhammmad Muhammad Taib,

“We had a former mentri besar in the Bagan Pinang race. Didn’t Isa gave the seat to the Barisan at the time when it needed it most?” asked an Umno supporter in an SMS.

“Mat Tyson (a popular nickname for Muhammad) still carries a lot of respect and influence. Why not him?”

The constituency has 63,000 voters, comprising Malays (51%), Chinese (26%), Indians (19%) and about 1,000 Orang Asli and others.— Shah A Dadameah,Malaysian Mirror

source:Malaysian Mirror

A typical UMNO style recycling corrupted leaders as their candidate.......

cheers.

27 March 2010

1Malaysia dan Malaysian Malaysia sama saja.......

Orang Melayu di Malaysia diingat agar tidak terjerumus ke dalam konflik atau persengketaan seperti yang dialami di Eropah khususnya di negara bekas Yugoslavia, kata presiden Pertubuhan Pribumi Perkasa Malaysia (Perkasa), Datuk Ibrahim Ali. Menurut beliau konflik berpunca daripada perpecahan rakyat pelbagai kaum dan sosiobudaya.

Ibrahim berkata, di majlis ini akan diterjemahkan kebangkitan Melayu yang berlaku akibat perebutan kuasa politik di kalangan orang Melayu sendiri.

“Matlamat Perkasa ialah mepertahankan Islam, hak-hak istimewa orang Melayu dan bumiputera.

“Mempertahankan nilai teras, melindungi dan mendaulatkan undang-undang dan keluhuran negara yang berdaulat dan merdeka,” katanya.

Ibrahim juga membidas pejuang konsep Malaysian Malaysia yang menuntut hak sama rata antara orang Melayu dengan bukan Melayu.

“Ia bertujuan rampas hak keistimewaan orang Melayu, menghapuskan raja-raja Melayu. Ia bertujuan menimbulkan kacau-bilau, memecahkan perpaduan antara bangsa di Malaysia.

Sebelum itu, bekas Perdana Menteri, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad yang dijemput sebagai tetamu kehormat bagi merasmikan mesyuarat agung pertama Perkasa itu diberikan sambutan meriah mengikut istiadat dan kepahlawanan Melayu.

Dianggarakan tidak kurang 2,000 tetamu hadir pada mesyuarat ini.

source:malaysiakini

Apa bedza antara Malaysian Malaysia dengan 1Malaysia? Bukankah motif kedua2 slogan ini sama saja. Tapi simangkok ini cuba perbodohkan orang2 Melayu kononnya konsep Malaysian Malaysia gugat kepentingan orang2 Melayu. Aku rasa yang tergugat adalah UMNO.

Soal penghapusan hak raja-raja Melayu,bukankah UMNO semasa zaman Mahathir yang mencangan seantero dunia untuk menghapuskan imuniti raja-raja. UMNO dah lupa kot.......

Konsep 1Malaysia dan Malaysian Malaysia adalah ibarat kicap yang berjenama lain tapi isi dan kandungannya adalah sama saja............

cheers.

26 March 2010

P94 Hulu Selangor - Odds in favour of BN.....

A five percent voter swing is expected at the Hulu Selangor by-election as BN has been gaining political mileage in the area, said a local MIC source.

PKR's Hulu Selangor parliamentarian Zainal Abidin Ahmad, 71, passed away yesterday, paving the way for the 10th by-election since the 2008 general election. Zainal Abidin, who had succumbed to brain cancer, beat MIC deputy president G Palanivel by a slim majority of 198 votes.

"Palanivel has been working very hard to secure the area for almost six months now," said the source.

According to him, Palanivel - who held the seat for two team - has programmes and activities every two weeks in remote locations of Hulu Selangor, including the former colonial town of Kuala Kubu Bharu. However, if BN decides not to cast candidates who had formerly lost their seats, it could go to a younger candidate within MIC, he projected.

Hulu Selangor is a semi-urban mixed seat of 63,539 voters of whom 53.9 percent are Malay, Chinese (26.7 percent) and Indians (19 precent). BN has a good chance of winning back the seat as it won all three state seats under the Hulu Selangor constituencies in 2008 - Kuala Kubu Bharu (MCA), Batang Kali (Umno) and Hulu Bernam (Umno).

Evasive on the chances for an Umno candidate to be fielded as Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak only recently had promised to dedicate RM15 million for public flats repair works in the constituency, the source stressed that the Indian vote was the trump card.

"If it's not Palanivel (right), there is a likelihood that (MIC) information chief P Kamalanathan to be next best option," he said.The Indian minority in the area has been rather dissatisfied with the Pakatan government, said the source, dismissing speculation that PKR could retain its seat.

Zainal Abidin formerly held the Dusun Tua state seat, under the Hulu Langat parliamentary constituency, on the Barisan Nasional ticket three consecutive times - in 1990, 1995 and 1999. He had been Cheras Umno chief and had also headed Hulu Langat Umno for several terms.

Zainal Abidin joined PKR in 2005 after a fray with Umno.

This will be the country's 10th by-election since the 2008 general elections.

source:malaysiakini

PKR got to work extremely hard if it wants to retain Hulu Selangor. A traditional UMNO stronghold,but the seat was given to MIC during the past elections. PKR victory in 2008 was a wafer thin 198 vote's margin. In fact the spoilt votes exceeded the majority obtained by 9 to 1. Gues the spoilt were from UMNO hardcore members who refused to either vote the BN or PKR candidate.

However, with the strong support of the rakyat and fellow Pakatan leaders, hopefully PKR will be victorious.

cheers.

25 March 2010

PKR Hulu Selangor MP Datuk Dr Zainal Abidin Ahmad dies.....

Hulu Selangor MP Datuk Dr Zainal Abidin Ahmad died tonight of brain cancer, triggering the country’s 10th by-election. He was 71.

His brother, Md. Hambali Ahmad, said Zainal passed away at his home in Kajang.

The PKR MP was formerly a deputy mentri besar of Selangor. He won the Hulu Selangor seat beating BN's G.Palanivel by a majority of 198 votes.

(Ahli parlimen Hulu Selangor, Datuk Dr Zainal Abidin Ahmad meninggal dunia pada jam 9.27 malam tadi di rumahnya di Batu 9 1/2, Jalan Cheras, Kajang akibat barah otak.

Zainal Abdidin, 71 adalah juga bekas Timbalan Menteri Besar Selangor. Sebelum dilantik sebagai Timbalan Menteri Besar Selangor, Zainal merupakan orang kuat UMNO Selangor dan pernah menjadi Exco kerajaan negeri selama 8 tahun dan Ketua Umno Bahagian Hulu Langat selama 14 tahun.Pada Mac 2005, beliau mengambil keputusan untuk meninggalkan Umno dan menyertai PKR.

Zainal Abidin berjaya memenangi kerusi Hulu Selangor dengan mengalahkan calon BN dari pari MIC, P Palanivel pada pilihan raya umum yang lalu. )


source:malaysiakini

Innalillahi wa inna ilaihi raji'un.

Al Fatihah.



P94 HULU SELANGOR

Jumlah Pengundi: 63,593
Peratusan Kaum: M:53.94% C: 26.67% I: 18.98% L:0.41%

1. Datuk Dr. Zainal Abidin Ahmad (PKR) (23,177)
2. Datuk G. Palanivel (BN) (22,979)

Majoriti: 198
Jumlah undi: 47,622
Peratus mengundi: 74.89%
Undi rosak: 1,466
Penyandang: Datuk G. Palanivel (BN)
Majoriti: 14,483 undi








Is IGP Musa Hassan a law graduate from the UK......

A police report has been lodged against Inspector-General of Police Musa Hassan for giving false testimony about his educational qualifications during Anwar Ibrahim's corruption trial in 1998. According to the report lodged today at the Damasara police station in Kuala Lumpur by Anwar's lawyer R Sivarasa, Musa, the investigating officer for Anwar's case then, had allegedly told the court that he had a law degree.

However, in 2009, Sivarasa said that during the corruption trial of former Commercial Crimes Investigation Department chief Ramli Yusuff, Musa had told the court that he, in fact, held a 'diploma in law and management studies'.

"The IGP had given a false statement during cross-examination in Anwar's case by stating that he holds a law degree while in reality he only has a diploma in law," said Sivarasa, who is also PKR vice-president and MP for Subang.

"I believe the motive behind Musa's statement was to increase his credibility during Anwar's trial," he added

Interview repeats alleged untruth

Sivarasa also revealed that Ramli Yusuff 's case was dismissed last year by Justice Supang Lian on the grounds that the evidence provided by the 75th witness, Musa Hassan, was 'unreliable and to be disregarded'. Sivarasa said the inspector-general of the police should be charged under the Section 193 of the Penal Code for lying to the court.

The lawyer further alleged that Musa had also lied in an interview conducted by the The Star newspaper in 2006. The article had then referred to Musa as 'a law graduate from the UK'.

"I hope the police will carry out a fair investigation on this matter without fear or favour," said Sivarasa.

Also present were Petaling Jaya Selatan MP Hee Loy Sian and Sivarasa's personal secretary Peter Chong.

source:malaysiakini

cheers.

24 March 2010

The difficult trials of Anwar Ibrahim.........

I met Anwar Ibrahim, the leader of the Malaysian opposition, in the ornate surroundings of the Landmark Hotel in London last week. He was remarkably relaxed for a man who is due to be put on trial, on charges of sodomy next week, which is a crime in Malaysia punishable with a long jail term.

If convicted, this would be a return to a prison cell for Anwar. He was arrested in the late 1990s and served six years in solitary confinement on previous charges of sodomy (later over-turned) and corruption.

Yet for a man about to undergo a humiliating and dangerous ordeal, Anwar seemed in remarkably good form: relaxed, cracking jokes and outwardly convinced that he would beat the rap. I asked him how he could be so laid-back, given the trial that he was about to face. He replied coolly: “It’s not that I’m oblivious to it, or unaffected by it, but you have to just get on with life.” He knows that he can survive prison and he has the support of a staunch and politically-engaged wife and six daughters.

I first met Anwar in 1992, when he was Malaysian finance minister. At the time, the going was good, both for Anwar and for Malaysia. The country was booming and the young finance minister was widely regarded as the favoured protégé and heir apparent of Mahathir Mohamad, Malaysia’s long-serving and autocratic prime minister.

Since then, Anwar’s life and career have taken many unexpected turns. In 1998 he fell out with Mahathir, after launching an attack on corruption in Malaysia. He was hit with the criminal charges that landed him in prison.

But Anwar has proved remarkably resilient. He has served time in prison, he has been beaten up in custody, he has faced humiliating personal allegations and he has health problems – in particular, a bad back, that he blames on mistreatment in prison. But nonetheless, he has made a political comeback.

In 2008, Anwar’s opposition coalition won 82 seats in Malaysia’s 222-member parliament. For the first time for many decades it is possible to imagine the ruling party, the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO), losing power. But, as a result, Anwar is a marked man. In the coming days, as well as going on trial, he is likely to be suspended from the Malaysian parliament, following allegations he made about Najib Razak, the prime minister.

Personally, I think if I were in Anwar’s situation, I would have thought seriously about not taking that plane back to Malaysia. But he flew back the next day.

What is it that keeps someone like him going: courage, a strong family, a sense of duty, ambition, stubbornness? Probably, a little bit of all of the above. A sense of destiny also helps. When I asked Anwar if he thought he would one day be prime minister, he smiled and replied yes. - by Gideon Rachman

source:Financial Times

cheers.

Dia nak berhenti, yang speaker tu sibuk buat apa..........

Dalam suratnya kepada Speaker,Adun MCA Titi Gajah,Perlis telah menyatakan hasratnya untuk letak jawatan dan tak mahu lagi jadi Adun.

Sebenarnya, Speaker tak ada kuasa seperti seorang hakim untuk guna budi bicara sama ada untuk menerimanya atau tidak. Dan aku tak faham kenapa Speaker ini bertindak demikian? Mungkin kalau Adun itu dari pembangkang dia dengan pejam mata akan menerimanya.

Adun itu dah bagi hitam putih, kata dia nak berhenti, buat apa Speaker sibuk nak pergi pujuknya pula.Dia nak berhenti, biarlah dia berhenti dan tugas Speaker menerima dan serah saja surat itu kepada SPR.

Entah dalam proses pujuk memujuk ini beberapa juta $$$$ pula akan bertukar tangan, macam kisah peranan Vincent Tan dalam membela katak-katak di Perak tu.......

cheers.

23 March 2010

MCA's Titi Tinggi Adun resigned.........


MCA's Titi Tinggi assemblyperson Yip Sun Onn has resigned from the Perlis state assembly with immediate effect, just as MCA is facing a free-for-all party polls this Sunday.

Perlis speaker Yazid Mat has confirmed with Malaysiakini that he had received his letter of resignation last evening. Yazid said Yip stated in the letter that his resignation was with immediate effect.

“He cited the reason for his resignation was due to his unhappiness with certain party leaders,” he said.

It not clear whether Yip has problems with Perak MCA chief Chew Mei Fun, who is also incumbent Wanita chief. Yazid said will use his powers as Perlis speaker to determine if the seat should be declared vacant.

Since that Yip has resigned as the state representative, it is likely there will be by-election in the coming two months. Yazid however said that he will advise Yip to reconsider his decision. Yip cannot be reached for comment.

Sole MCA state exco

Yip was replaced by Dr Por Choo Cho as the sole MCA state executive councillor in the Perlis cabinet last week on the recommendation from MCA top leaders. Por is Perlis MCA secretary and Indera Kayangan assemblyperson. According to Berita Harian today, Perlis Menteri Besar Dr Md Isa Sabu had been informed of Yip's resignation and he too also asked Yip to reconsider his decision.

Por, when contacted by Malaysiakini, was shocked by the news that Yip had resigned. But when told that Perlis speaker had received Yip's quit letter, Por said he was currently in Kuala Lumpur.

“I need to get more information before I can response to the resignation,” he said.

'Not linked to state cabinet reshuffle'

Meanwhile, Chew said she was aware of Yip's resignation, but told Malaysiakini that party leaders were seeking to persuade him to stay in office.

“We hope he will cool down. The party and the people still need his service,” she said.

Chew also revealed that she heard of Yip's resignation two days ago but she was unable to contact Yip.

“Although he called back yesterday, but unfortunately I missed his call,” she added.

Chew denied that Yip's resignation was related to the state cabinet reshuffle.

“He doesn't look like a man who is upset by the lost of the exco post. We will try to find out what is ailing him,” she said.

source:malaysiakini

Baca sini.

cheers.

20 March 2010

When Anwar speaks, they come......

The date is March 18, 2010. The place the London School of Economics, where Anwar Ibrahim is giving a lecture on 'Religion and Pluralism in a Divided World'.

Two hours before the lecture started, the crowd had started to assemble. Half an hour before the doors opened, we were ushered towards the lower basement of the Sheikh Zayed Theatre. The queue was already snaking its way from the door of the lecture theatre and up the stairs to the main reception.

I was in the first hundred but I understand that a lot of people had been turned away. The capacity of this lecture theatre is just under 600 people. Last year, the hall was also oversubscribed when Anwar gave his talk.

This is my first time at a lecture by Anwar. Most people I spoke to were Anwar supporters, who were quick to point out that they had come, mainly for the man, and not so much the lecture topic 'Religion and Pluralism in a Divided World'.

Nevertheless, they were looking forward to the question-and-answer session at the end. A rough breakdown of the crowd is: 85 percent in their early 20s, seven percent in their 30s, five percent in their 40s and 50s, and three percent in their 60s.

It would appear that they were 60 percent Chinese, 25 percent Malay, 10 percent Indian, and five percent Caucasian. They were mostly Malaysians although there were some Singaporeans too.

A lot of students were from other universities, King's College, School of Oriental and African Studies, Brunel. There was a sizeable portion of older people, mainly Malaysians living in UK. Some had come from as far as Birmingham and Newcastle.

Many of those from outside London expressed regret that they were unaware of Anwar's second lecture in London the following evening. Had they known, they would have made arrangements for an overnight stay.

No signs of jet lag

The lecture started promptly at 5.05pm. And when he and his entourage entered the theatre, the whole place broke into thunderous applause. He clearly had mass appeal. It is impossible to believe that he had only just flown in from Kuala Lumpur. He looked fresh and showed no signs of jet lag.

After the introductions from professor John Sidel, Anwar took to the podium and introduced the various members of his entourage - Azmin Ali, Abdul Malik Abul Kassim, and former senator David Yeoh. He informed us that he had spent the morning in meetings with ex-vice president Al Gore and Mary Robinson, former president of the Republic of Ireland.

A transcript of his talk, I am told, will be posted on his website. His opening sentence was a poem from TS Eliot. Throughout his talk, there were various references to past scholars, religious figures, and authors, as well as various books and publications.

It was peppered with personal anecdotes and humour and was very entertaining. He talked about the inclusivity of Islam about 30 years ago in Malaysia and how the current state of Islam, in Malaysia, had somewhat declined, culminating with the recent issues involving the word 'Allah', caning of women and the power of the syariah courts.

The main message was that the UMNO leaders were the ones to be educated about Islam. Hypocrisy, double standards were evident. And he bemoaned how Malaysia was not emulating its neighbour Indonesia, or Turkey - two predominantly Muslim nations, blazing the trail with reforms.

Visible impact

Finally, just as in his opening, he ended his talk with TS Eliot's 'Little Gidding':

What we call the beginning is often the end,
And to make and end is to make a beginning

The end is where we start from.


The talk was under half an hour with the rest of the time devoted to questions, which he fielded at a brisk pace. The questions ranged from Asean's role in Burma and the silence on the treatment of Aung San Suu Kyi, apostasy, Anwar's own failure as deputy prime minister to abolish the ISA, Anwar the young man who was more of a firebrand compared to the older Anwar who was less idealistic, the Orang Asli issue, Malay Muslim women as third-class citizens in Malaysia, Malaysia as a secular or an Islamic state and the last question for which, he says, he would answer at his next lecture in London (as we had run out of time).

The questioner wanted to know if Anwar had any weaknesses and if he felt any need to apologise. Needless to say, many other people did not have the opportunity to put their question to him. He may not have gone into great depth and detail when answering the questions, but the crowd forgave him for that, and he received rapturous applause at the close of the lecture.

The most visible impact was his ability to engage and command attention with the young and old. Without doubt, he has charisma. Another startling observation was how pockets of people went away into little discussion groups in the various cafes and pubs in the area, still discussing the talk.

This, I take to mean that he stimulates thought. I know, because I overheard them.- by Mariam Mokhtar

source:malaysiakini

Yes 600 in UK but it will be 60,000 anywhere here. So you know why Najib and his UMNO goons are very uneasy wherever he goes........

cheers.

TG Nik Aziz - Unethical to speak ill of their former colleagues......

PAS spiritual advisor Nik Aziz Nik Mat said it is not ethical for politicians to publicly speak ill of their former colleagues or bosses after they have left their parties. He said any dispute with leaders are best resolved within the party itself, according to the procedures available, such as via the party's general assembly.

"Exposing the defects of their previous leaders in public is an immoral act and even uncivilised," he told reporters here after speaking at a ceramah at Dataran Ilmu here Friday.He was commenting on the disclosures by Bayan Baru MP Zahrain Mohamed Hashim of the botched plan by Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim to take over the Federal Government by allegedly enticing Barisan Nasional parliamentarians to cross over to the Pakatan Rakyat coalition.

Zahrain had alleged that Anwar had "made use of, manipulated and had told that enough Barisan MPs wanted to cross over to Pakatan."

He had also claimed that Anwar informed Pakatan MPs that even the armed forces chief at that time supported the plan of the takeover, which purportedly would happen on Sept 16, 2008. Zahrain named eight MPs from the ruling party who were supposedly on the list of defectors, including:

Abdul Ghapur Salleh (Kalabakan), Anifah Aman (Kimanis), Bung Mokhtar Radin (Kinabatangan), Dr Mohd Puad Zarkashi (Batu Pahat), Tengku Azlan Sultan Abu Bakar (Jerantut) and Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah (Gua Musang). Two of others - Sabah Progressive Party reps Enchin Majmbun (Sepanggar) and Chua Soon Bui (Tawau) - have since left the Barisan. Zahrain said a deputy Speaker was also on the list but he declined to name him.

Nik Aziz, who is Kelantan Mentri Besar, said Malay politics had become demeaning and this is being watched by the non-Malays. He said they could learn a lesson from the MCA, which pick and drop leaders through internal elections.

"Any party member dissatisfied with a leader could use such internal channels rather than expose his (the leader's) shorcomings in public.

"The approach is not right but there is always an opportunity for errant parties to return to the right track and repent for their wrongdoings."

source:malaysian mirror

Meanwhile, Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah dismissed as a tall tale a claim that he was among eight BN MPs set to cross over to enable the opposition form the federal government in 2008.

"I do not want to comment on it. I have been with Umno for 48 years. The claim is a tall tale," he told reporters. Tengku Razaleigh said that if indeed the claim was true, he would now be holding a senior position in the opposition Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR).

"I'm not for sale and not available. If the claim is true, I would have been a leader in PKR," he said.

cheers.

19 March 2010

Anwar - suspension, what a rotten joke.........

The government will decide whether to refer Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim to Parliament's powerful special rights and privileges committee over his claims that Prime Minister Najib Razak's '1Malaysia' was a carbon copy of the 'One Israel' concept.Should that be the case, Anwar could face a possible suspension from Parliament. Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Nazri said the cabinet would discuss the matter at its weekly meeting tomorrow.

"I will bring this matter to the cabinet to inform the ministers on this allegation which we think is going overboard," said Nazri in response to Anwar's allegation yesterday that Najib's '1Malaysia' idea originated from the Zionist regime.

In response, Anwar Ibrahim has described a possible censure over his allegations in Parliament that 1 Malaysia was copied from Ehud Barak’s 1 Israel a “rotten joke”. The Permatang Pauh MP also insisted that it was a “strange coincidence” both the Malaysian and Israeli administrations had hired public relations consultants, Apco Worldwide.

When quizzed about Apco’s denial of having coined either term, Anwar countered: “Then what are they taking money for? To pay for what? Apco should not be involved in domestic politics in our country.” While admitting that the timing was circumstantial, he said the onus was still on the government to explain Apco’s involvement transparently.

BN had insisted that Apco, was contracted for a sum of RM20 million, was not involved in the conception of “1 Malaysia” and Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz has said that the matter of referring the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) lawmaker to the Rights and Privileges Committee would be discussed in the Cabinet.

“Let’s put it in context. I have no problems with Jewish advisors but UMNO leaders have been using this Jewish connection to claim that there is a conspiracy and Anwar is an agent of the Jews,” he said in a press conference after speaking at the London School of Economics yesterday.

Instead, he said that UMNO Youth chief, Khairy Jamaluddin, was the one making false accusations, after the Rembau MP had brought up Anwar’s tenure as chair of the Washington-based Foundation for the Future, which Khairy claimed was a Zionist organisation.

source:malaysia insider

This BN gomen has gone nuts and they will do whatever they can to put Anwar away. Another form of diversion and trying to make the people hate PKR. Good. Go ahead............

cheers.

18 March 2010

Anwar - Apa jenis 1Malaysia ni........

Anwar Ibrahim membidas keras sikap hipokrit Umno dan Barisan Nasional yang menuduh beliau menjadi ejen Yahudi dan Cina tetapi pada masa yang sama secara senyap-senyap mengunapakai khidmat syarikat perunding imej pro-Zionis, APCO International.

Ketika mengambil bahagian dalam perbahasan titah Yang Dipertuan Agong, Anwar mendedahkan semasa pentadbiran mantan Perdana Menteri Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, kerajaan Umno-BN juga telah membayar sejumlah wang kepada pelobi Yahudi yang pro-Zionis dan neo-konservatif ektremis, Jack Abramoff.

Kerajaan Malaysia telah membayar yuran perundingan sebanyak AS$1.2 juta (RM4.6 juta) kepada Abramoff bagi khidmat menguruskan pertemuan antara Dr Mahathir dan Presiden Amerika ketika itu George W. Bush di White House, Washington pada Mei 2002.

Apabila perkara itu dibongkarkan oleh pembangkang Dr Mahathir menafikan bahawa bayaran tersebut adalah daripada dana kerajaan. Ahli Parlimen itu mendedahkan Abramoff bukan sahaja berfahaman ektremis Zionis tetapi juga telah didakwa serta dijatuhkan hukuman bersalah oleh mahkamah di Amerika dan kini dipenjara kerana mengumpul bayaran melampau dan cara salah sebagai pelobi dan dalam fakta kes beliau di mahkamah tercatat dalam nota kongres Amerika.

"Saya nak tanya ustaz, ustazah dan Menteri Agama Umno apa pandangan mereka Najib guna pelobi yahudi yang bukan sahaja tauke judi tetapi juga didapati menipu kaum Red Indian di Amerika dengan tujuan merampas tanah mereka untuk membina kasino.

"Tentang konsep 1Malaysia yang di bawa oleh Perdana Menteri kita tak payah pertikailah tetapi saya ingin ingatkan bahawa APCO yang diguna oleh Datuk Seri Najib ditunjangi oleh dua bekas pemimpin Israeli iaitu satu bekas duta ke Amerika Syarikat dan satu legi bekas duta ke Jerman.

"Ini wakil rakyat Umno semua sokong dan amin kepada semua tindakan pemimpin mereka.

"Bagaimana kerajaan Umno-BN boleh menyokong syarikat ini yang mendokong fahaman Zionis yang dunia ketahui menindas dan membunuh rakyat Palestin.

"Bagaimana Perdana Menteri boleh mengguna khidmat APCO yang menasihati Perdana Menteri Israel, Ehud Barak pada 1999 dengan slogan 1Israel dan sepuluh tahun kemudian syarikat yang sama menasihati Najib dengan gagasan 1Malaysia," kata Anwar dalam nada yang tegas.

Anwar secara tegas mengkritik 1Malaysia kerana menunjukkan sikap dwi standard dalam perlaksaan walaupun secara luaran konsep itu mengkagumkan.

"Cakap pasal 1Malaysia tapi kes kematian Kugan tak selesai, bila tanya Kugan mati sendiri, begitu juga dengan Teoh Beng Hock, bila tanya dia terjun sendiri dan mati, Altantuya pun begitu, kenapa mati Altantuya sendiri letupkan diri dan saya pula mengapa mata lebam, sendiri pukul!

"Lihat sahaja kes saya untuk menggugurkan hakim, bila buat rayuan hakim dah tetapkan tarikh awal-awal lagi. Tapi kes rayuan Azilah dan Sirul sudah setahun fail rayuan tetapi sampai sekarang tarikh belum ditetapkan. Inikah 1Malaysia?

"Dalam hal bidang kuasa Raja, apabila undang-undang itu berpihak kepada Umno maka Raja tidak ada kuasa tetapi di Perak Sultan ada kuasa mutlak. Hukum mana dan perlembagaan mana yang Umno pakai?

"Semua ceramah dan kenyataan pemimpin Pakatan Rakyat disiasat polis sampai YB Bukit Gelugor ada 130 laporan polis terhadap dirinya dan saya pun ada empat. Kenyataan perkauman melampau Umno satu pun tak siasat. Apa jenis 1Malaysia ni - satu hukum untuk penguasa dan satu hukum lain untuk pembangkang," kata Ketua Pembangkang lagi.

Beliau berkata sekiranya 1Malaysia mahu berlaku adil sistem pentadbiran mestilah bertunjangkan kepada negara hukum dan bukannya membeza-bezakan tindakan mengikut agenda politik.

Anwar seterusnya mempersoalkan "conscience" pemimpin Umno dan BN yang sanggup mendokong sebuah pentadbiran korup yang membiarkan komisyen RM540 diambil oleh beberapa kerat kroni individu yang berkepentingan tetapi pada masa yang sama membiarkan rakyat menderita tanpa pembelaan.

source:suara keadilan

Oooops....1Malaysia, 2JKKK, 2penghulu,2undang, etc...etc.......

Baca di sini. Bukti 1Malaysia bukan idea Najib & di sini.

cheers.

17 March 2010

Anwar - losing it in court but winning it among the rakyat......

Losing it in the courts but winning it among the people - that seems to be the reality for Anwar Ibrahim which must have prompted the withdrawal of his appeal against the High Court judge's refusal to recuse over the latter's alleged bias in Sodomy II.

Before yesterday's announcement of the withdrawal of his appeal, Anwar's legal strategy appeared predicated on challenging every decision that went against him, taking the path of appeal to its highest level of adjudication.

That strategy eventually worked, at least partially, in Sodomy I, though it came after six years of languishing in jail.Besides being effective at displaying the merits of his argument that he was being hard done by in the courts, the strategy of relentless appeal was poised to exploit to best effect the deliberative wheels of justice that are said to be slow.

Now, it appears there is little hope of review and reconsideration for Anwar Ibrahim in the judicial precincts of Chief Justice Zaki Azmi. After enduring a series of judicial setbacks, the most recent being the Federal Court's dismissal of his appeal over the legitimacy of his sacking as deputy prime minister by Dr Mahathir Mohamad in September 1998, it seems that Anwar is wearied of the process.

The nub of the Federal Court's argument was that the Yang Di Pertuan Agong had only a bystander's role in the process of sacking a minister whereas another panel had only recently construed that the Perak ruler had more than merely that role in the dismissal of Menteri Besar Nizar Jamaluddin's Pakatan Rakyat government a year ago. Consistency of reasoning is not the strong suit of several among Zaki's cohort.

Master of his fate

It's the judicial version of Humpty Dumpty's argument in Lewis Caroll's Through the Looking Glass, to wit, "When I use a word, it just means anything I say it means - neither more or less." When Humpty Dumpty's interlocutor in the exchange concerning semantics queries the resultant inconsistency in meanings, she gets the reply: "The question is who is to be master - that is all." Well, for Anwar at least, the question of who is to be the master of his fate does not lie with the judiciary alone.

In the courtroom of public opinion, Anwar appears not to be losing, despite defections from his PKR party by MPs from the north of the Peninsula. Even there it seems a similar asymmetry is at work: even as his party loses MPs, his road show gains more and more crowds, just as his felling by the courts contrasts with the swelling crowds for his 'meet the people' sessions.

The withdrawal of his appeal to disqualify judge Mohamed Zabidin Diah in Sodomy II must be linked to the rousing receptions he has received for his road shows in the last 10 days at least.Something like 60,000 people turned up at Batu Sembilan in Alor Star last Saturday to hear him. This followed the 20,000 that showed up in Seberang Jaya the previous Wednesday, hard upon the 10,000 who braved drenching weather in Seremban the previous night.

In the courtroom of public opinion, Anwar appears not to be losing. Judicially he may be down, so too among some elected legislators. By popular count, things may be different. Since the ballot box is the final arbiter of a democratic polity's distempers, resort to that device must be the final resolution of this morally marred and historically adrift moment in our history.- Terence Netto

source:malaysiakini

In 1Malaysia, the judiciary will always deny justice to Anwar............

cheers.

16 March 2010

MACC 's political agenda in Penang.........


A former municipal councillor has hinted that the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) had a political agenda in discontinuing investigations against former Pakatan Rakyat leaders in Penang. Former Seberang Perai municipal councillor Amizudin Ahmad claimed that the probe - in relation to illegal activities involving quarry operations - was closed because the leaders have since rejoined Umno.

Among those named was former Penang deputy chief minister 1 Mohamad Fairus Khairuddin. The MACC had already cleared him last April, citing lack of evidence against him. In a letter faxed to Penang MACC director Lathifah Md Yatim, he questioned the commission's decision.

Amizudin, the Kepala Batas PKR Youth chief, said he had submitted sufficient evidence to the commission and had been questioned by its officials over a 10-hour session last year.

"The commission was then rather confident that this was a strong case and was willing to go against its own policy to make this case public. Therefore, if this case is closed now, then I will be very disappointed," he added in the letter.

"It is not merely true then that the MACC is a horse of the BN regime, but the truth is, the MACC enjoys being ridden by the BN."

Amizudin told Malaysiakini that he has yet to receive a response from the commission. He said he is seeking answers because he had faced disciplinary action from his party over his report and had been isolated by friends who did not understand the reasons for his action.

On Feb 27, Amizudin claimed that two senior politicians - one of whom was then serving in the state government - had verbally abused him for bringing up the charges. He also claimed to have bank slips and text-messages showing that money was deposited into their personal accounts.

The Penang government has since frozen operations of three quarries in central Seberang Prai to facilitate investigations into the under-declaration of royal revenue.


When contacted, Lathifah's personal assistant has confirmed receipt of Amizudin's letter, but the MACC director was not available for comment.

source:malaysiakini

When you become an UMNO goon all charges will be dropped.......

cheers.

15 March 2010

Kontrak KPN Musa Hassan tak akan disambung.......

Pengganti Musa Hassan sebagai Ketua Polis Negara akan dilantik apabila kontrak beliau berakhir September ini, kata Menteri Dalam Negeri Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein hari ini.

Bagaimanapun beliau enggan memberikan butiran lanjut berhubung pengganti Musa yang kontraknya telah disambung selama setahun pada September lalu.

Oleh itu kata Hishammuddin, proses peralihan kepimpinan Polis Diraja Malaysia (PDRM) sedang dilakukan dan ia akan diumumkan kemudian.

“Saya sudah tahu siapa yang akan menggantikan Ketua Polis Negara, saya sudah tahu siapa yang akan mengetuai jawatan pengarah bahagian jenayah komersial.

“Saya sudah tahu siapa yang akan mengambil alih. Jadi tidak perlu kita membuat spekulasi dan membuat laporan tanpa asas,” kata beliau di bangunan Parlimen hari ini.

Sabtu lalu Hishammuddin dan Musa menafikan satu laporan dibawa oleh China Press bahawa Ketua Polis Negara telah mengemukakan surat letak jawatan.

Tempoh khidmat Musa sebagai Ketua Polis Negara akan berakhir September ini.

Laporan itu muncul sehari selepas Pesuruhjaya Polis Datuk Ramli Yusoff dibebaskan daripada tiga tuduhan rasuah oleh Mahkamah Sesyen.

Dalam temu bual dengan The Malaysian Insider yang disiarkan hari ini Ramli orang ketiga paling kanan sehingga beliau digantung daripada jawatannya sebagai pengarah Jabatan Siasatan Jenayah Komersial berkata, beliau akan melapor diri dalam waktu terdekat.

Hishammuddin menjelaskan proses rombakan dalam PDRM tidak hanya melibatkan Ketua Polis Negara tetapi beberapa pegawai kanan dalam pasukan itu.

“Dalam perkara ini, ia tidak hanya melibatkan Ketua Polis Negara tetapi empat pengarah lain daripada tujuh bahagian dalam PDRM yang akan bersara tahun ini.

“Sebenarnya seorang pengarah sudah pun mula bercuti, tiga atau enam bulan sebelum meninggalkan perkhidmatan,” katanya.

Read here.

source:malaysian insider

Buat apa tunggu hingga bulan September, hari ini pun boleh.............

cheers.

14 March 2010

Anwar di Johor........

Kehadiran lebih 10,000 orang di program Ketua Umum Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim membuktikan beliau lebih berpengaruh daripada Najib Razak.

"Sambutan luar biasa tersebut menolak dakyah keji media pro Umno bahawa Anwar sudah tiada pengaruh di kalangan rakyat terutama luar bandar," tegas Ketua Angkatan Muda Keadilan (AMK) Johor, Zabidie Abas. Menurut beliau, ini adalah kali pertama Anwar menjejakkan kaki ke Mersing sejak menjadi mantan Timbalan Perdana Menteri.

Zabidie juga memaklumkan ramai yang hadir majoritinya bukan pengundi dan penyokong Pakatan Rakyat (PR). Pemimpin tempatan dan ahli Umno juga ramai kelihatan di situ.

Beliau berkata, Ia menunjukkan usaha media pro Umno gagal dalam usaha mengaibkan dan menfitnah mentor PR itu. Malah mereka tidak menyorok, seperti ditempat lain, mereka duduk dikelompok utama dihadapan.

"Berita di Kota Tinggi agar mendukacitakan. Selain berita kemalangan YB Tian Chua, perjumpaan Anwar dengan 800 orang terganggu sementara disebuah restoran. Dalam 5 minit Anwar berceramah, TNB memutuskan bekalan elektrik.

"Belum sempat juruteknik TNB keluar dari kerja khianat, mereka diserbu oleh petugas PR. Akhirnya dalam 3-4 minit mereka akur dan menyambung bekalan elektrik," kata Zabiedie. - laporan Roziyah Mahamad.

Aku heran juga kenapa ramai beria-ia nak minta MP PKR yang menjadi katak supaya kosongkan kerusi mereka?

Kalau mereka berbuat demikian,mereka tak boleh bertanding semula sehingga lepas 5 tahun - ini undang-undang UMNO buat dulu -

Apa yang kita nak lihat katak-katak ini bertanding semula bagi mengukur populariti mereka.

Apakah dalam PRU ke-13 ini mereka akan diberi peluang bertanding atas tiket UMNO atau komponen parti BN lain?

Sorrylah!!

Berikut adalah sebahagian daripada ucapan Anwar di Kota Tinggi, Johor..............


video


Baca seterusnya di sini.

cheers.

11 March 2010

Anwar and the ever increasing crowd........

The more the powers-that-be appear to harass him, the bigger the crowds that come to hear his version of political reality. Clearly, pressure on their man whets his supporters' appetite for what may well be dubbed the 'Anwar Ibrahim 360' show: the PKR supremo's overall take, delivered in windmill fashion, on what is happening to the politics, economy, religion, and people of Malaysia.

On Tuesday night, a crowd of about 10,000 had braved pouring rain in Rasah, Negri Sembilan, to hear Anwar and DAP's Lim Kit Siang lambast the Umno-led BN for its high-intensity campaign to induce defections from Pakatan Rakyat's ranks and for alleged unleashing the police force and the anti-corruption body, MACC, against the opposition's elected representatives.

Earlier in the week, police had dispersed a crowd at the Sultan Sulaiman Club in Kampong Baru, Kuala Lumpur. The crowd gathered to celebrate the second anniversary of the political tsunami that had gained for the opposition control of four states and enhanced standing in one.

There followed a gathering at an indoor stadium in Shah Alam which also drew sizeable support but the exhibition of popular sentiment at Rasah, in inclement conditions, was the surest indicator that Pakatan's taking public their case against undue BN harassment was catching on compellingly. The 20,000 crowd that turned up at the Tapak Expo in Seberang Jaya last night waited patiently until 11pm for Anwar to appear.

Earlier it had listened with applause, polite and intermittent, to supporting speakers, which included PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang, Penang deputy chief ministers P Ramasamy and Mansor Othman, Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng and Karpal Singh. Abdul Hadi's disclosure that a motor accident causing the deaths of some ardent supporters back home in Marang, Terengganu, explained his hastened turn at the lectern which he used to moving effect by saying that Anwar's caliber and present privations made it imperative that Pakatan continue to support him for the role of parliamentary opposition leader.

Justification for that position is tenuous now that defections have dropped Anwar's party, PKR, to second place in the tally of opposition MPs. The post normally goes to the leader of the party with the highest number of seats.

Guan Eng warms up crowd....

At last night's gathering, the fact that a shower had cooled the heat of the earlier part of the evening helped reduce the people's discomfort at standing for long among concretions of parked cars, motorcycles and human beings. There was relief when the main attraction appeared about 15 minutes later than he usually does – 10.45pm is Anwar's usual turn at the lectern. He had rushed to the place after addressing a gathering at Sungai Chenaam in Nibong Tebal. The crowd at this Malay hamlet, composed mainly of fishermen and farmers, was about 5,000.

Lim Guan Eng, who had preceded him at Sungai Chenaam and exited earlier to warm-up the crowd at Seberang Jaya, was speaking when Anwar arrived, pausing to allow the emcee to hail the PKR leader as 'wira negara' (nation's hero). Anwar spoke after DAP's wheelchair-bound chairman Karpal had done his rousing little bit to assure the people that his lack of locomotion was no impediment to his fervour in legal espousal of Anwar and determination to see Pakatan emplaced in Putrajaya.

Anwar's now much-delayed turn at the podium meant he had to race through his speech, but not at the expense of his singular ability at mixing high flown speculation with street vernacular. This saw him quote the Malay thinker Za'aba, fetching a counsel of this reformist intellectual uttered in 1920 no less, and dovetailing it with the necessity for imperative reform to Malaysia's political culture.

Anwar's ability to mix high and low on issues to do with religion and secular concerns, culture and politics, and also of his interactions with foreign and domestic leaders, was all on evidence in a fast-paced speech of about 45 minutes' duration. He made it all sound he had a good grasp of the whole diorama of Malaysian history and that his lyrical grace under repressive pressure – he said the cops were waiting to question him on the morrow - was a thing the people could always count on.


That appeared to be what the crowd wanted to see from him, for many did not wait until the end to depart. Having cooled their heels until his late arrival and been sufficiently gratified, they, near to midnight, began to straggle out of the sprawling grounds only to find people leaning on the guard rails in the distant periphery, still intent on the speaker's content, audible through strategically dispersed speakers.

The lure of Anwar's rhetorical magic is a thing of surprise, even to frequent listeners. -terence netto

source:malaysiakini

The use of the police, judiciary, MACC and the rest of the civil service to harass PRR will only add more nails into UMNO's coffin........

Baca polis 'lawat' Anwar di sini, sini dan sini.

cheers.

10 March 2010

Anwar disiasat polis pula.........

Polis akan menyoalsiasat Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim berhubung kandungan ceramah beliau yang diadakan diseluruh negara. Beliau dijangka memberi keterangan pada pukul 11 pagi esok di ibu pejabat KEADILAN di Tropicana, Petaling Jaya.

Semalam Anwar berucap kepada lebih 10,000 penyokong pada sambutan ulangtahun kedua kemenangan Pakatan Rakatan semasa pilihan raya umum 2008 di Seremban 2, Negeri Sembilan.Naib Presiden KEADILAN R. Sivarasa berkata beliau difahamkan tindakan polis mahu menyoal siasat Ketua Pembangkang itu adalah berhubung kandungan ucapan beliau dalam empat ceramah yang diadakan beberapa minggu lalu tanpa memberi butiran lanjut.

Trend menyoalsiasat pemimpin Pakatan bermula beberapa minggu sebelum sidang Parlimen bermula 15 Mac depan.

Sebelum ini dua Ahli Parlimen dari KEADILAN dan PAS disoalsiasat polis di bangunan Parlimen berkaitan ceramah mereka di Pulau Pinang awal Februari lalu. Minggu lalu pihak polis juga mengambil keterangan daripada 10 Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri Pulau Pinang di Pejabat Ketua Menteri di Komtar.

Mengulas perkara ini Setiausaha Agung KEADILAN Saifuddin Nasution Ismil berkata tindakan terbaru mahu menyiasat Anwar membuktikan kepada rakyat bahawa Polis DiRaja Malaysia terus menerus menjadi alat dan perkakas Umno dan Barisan Nasional.

"Ini mengesahkan pendapat rakyat bahawa UMNO dan BN tidak lagi mampu berdepan dengan rakyat tetapi sebaliknya mengambil pendekatan menyiasat pemimpin Pakatan Rakyat seperti Datuk Nik Aziz Nik Mat, Lim Guan Eng, Tan Sri Kahlid Ibrahim dan terbaru Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

"Perkembangan terbaru ini juga mengesahkan bahawa imej PDRM tidak seperti mana yang digembar-gemburkan oleh Ketua Polis Negara Tan Sri Musa Hassan bahawa pihak polis tidak berpihak padahal jelas polis telah menjadi alat Umno dan BN. Tindakan "double standard" amat tidak wajar sekali dan tidak mampu mengangkat darjat dan martabat polis dimata rakyat.

"Saya percaya siasatan ke atas Datuk Seri Anwar tidak sekali akan melemahkan semangat bahkan menyemarakkan lagi perjuangan rakyat yang cintakan keadilan," tegas beliau ketika dihubungi Suara Keadilan.

Saifuddin menambah jelas tindakan terbaru polis adalah perancangan berterusan untuk menumbangkan Pakatan Rakyat dengan cara sebegini dan bukannya melalui undi rakyat. Sehubungan itu Sivarasa menyatakan tindakan terbaru polis merupakan salahguna kuasa Kanun Acara Jenayah.

"Pakatan Rakyat sudah tentunya tidak akan melayan sebarang pertanyaan daripada pihak polis berhubung ceramah yang kita sampaikan kepada rakyat kerana ini adalah suatu aktiviti politik yang sah dan dibenarkan di bawah undang-undang.

"Kita melihat sejak dua bulan lalu seolah-olah timbul corak tindakan polis yang lebih ganas dan menekan terhadap ceramah dan aktiviti politik pemimpin Pakatan Rakyat yang memberi penerangan kepada rakyat," kata Ahli Parlimen Subang itu.

Beliau berkata tindakan polis ini mencerminkan ketidakyakinan Umno dan BN yang semakin menyerlah kerana takut kepada gelombang rakyat yang tidak lagi menyokong mereka.

"Kita lihat Umno dan BN semakin dicengkam ketakutan yang amat nyata walaupun mereka mengawal sepenuhnya media. Mereka takut kalah dalam gelanggang perubahan idea rakyat ke arah perubahan drastik dan oleh kerana itu mengguna kekerasan untuk mengalahkan Pakatan Rakyat.

Beberapa ceramah Pakatan Rakyat telah di ganggu oleh polis kebelakangan ini.

source:suarakeadilan.com

Maklumlah ini musim siasat menyiasat oleh polis ke atas ahli politik pembangkang, walhal penjenayah,perogol,peragut dan pendatang haram berkeliaran dan bermaharajalela dalam Najib 1Malaysia.........

cheers.

09 March 2010

Can Anwar Ibrahim be parliamentary opposition leader.........

Can Anwar Ibrahim be parliamentary opposition leader when his party, PKR, has lost its position as holder of the largest number of seats among opposition parties? This question has surfaced in the wake of the expulsion of Zulkifli Noordin, MP for Kulim Bandar Baru, from PKR last Saturday for flagrant breaches of party and Pakatan Rakyat etiquette.

The sacking brought to 27 the number of MPs PKR tallies up in Parliament (including one from PSM which ran under PKR banner), down from a table-topping 31 that conferred on Anwar the role of opposition leader, if not by arithmetical logic then by dint of the PKR supremo's stature as putative leader of the Pakatan coalition.

Before the departures from the PKR stable, DAP had the second largest number of seats at 28, and PAS had 23. Ibrahim Ali, MP for Pasir Mas, consigned himself to the independent category despite having won his seat on a PAS ticket. Two MPs belonging to the Sabah party, SAPP, departed the BN fold in 2008 to become independents.

After three MPs - Zahrain Mohd Hashim (Bayan Baru), Tan Tee Beng (Nibong Tebal) and Mohsin Samsuri (Bagan Serai) – left PKR to become independents in quick succession in the last three weeks, the party was tied with the DAP as the largest bloc among opposition MPs. The sacking of Zulkifli, a move so long delayed that when it occurred, the fact it would relegate PKR to the second largest bloc of MPs among the opposition was elided from calculations of its impact on the opposition's hierarchy in Parliament.

Not that the calculation would have stayed the hand of decision in the matter, but the cathartic flush felt by the party over its release from a suppurating wound was undeniable. It was a very much a case of 'Be gone and damn the consequences'. Further, DAP and PAS' unhesitating backing of the iconic Anwar for continued tenancy as opposition leader helped mute the consideration that Pakatan is not yet a legal entity. Hence a decision by this unregistered body lacks legal force.

Parliamentary rules can be arcane and an interpretation in favour of Anwar's continued tenancy is unlikely to be made, given the trend of decisions from the speaker's chair. Anwar's occupation of the role is considered vital to his keeping together a coalition whose intramural tensions are sublimated in the face of repression from the Umno-dominated BN.

In recent weeks, this pressure has reached new heights with a plethora of police reports lodged against Pakatan MPs for alleged sundry offences and there has been an intensification of attempts to induce defections from its fold. Pakatan is being put through the wringer. If it emerges from its ordeal largely intact, its mettle and that of its critical leaders would be deemed 'Putrajaya-ready'.- Terence Netto

source:malaysiakini

So, what is the problem? Nothing in the constitution that says the leader of the largest opposition group must become opposition leader. The Malaysian constitution can be interpreted which ever way you want. The apex court judges are good at that........

cheers.

08 March 2010

Pakatan Rakyat sambut 2 tahun kejayaannya tapi dicemburui.......

Hari ini genaplah dua tahun, Pakatan Rakyat membentuk kerajaan di empat negeri dan merampas 82 kerusi Parlimen dalam satu kemenangan bersejarah yang menafikan majoriti dua-pertiga Umno-BN.

Semalam berpusat Kampung Baru, Kuala Lumpur,Konvensyen 2 Tahun Pakatan Rakyat gempar apabila polis dan 200 anggota Unit Simpanan Persekutuan dikerah menggempur majlis tersebut. Dalam kejadian 9.55 malam tadi, ribuan hadirin yang turun untuk mendengar syarahan dari pimpinan Pakatan Rakyat terkejut dengan keganasan mendadak ini.

Lebih 20 anggota polis bersama Unit Simpanan Persekutuan (FRU) tiba kira-kira jam 9.00 malam dan terus menyerbu pentas ceramah ketika naib presiden PKR, Azmin Ali sedang berucap. Apabila melihat kehadiran polis, Azmin tidak membuang masa dan terus 'menyapa' mereka.

"Tempat yang kita kumpul malam ini dimiliki oleh kerajaan Selangor, bukannya Umno ataupun (Datin Seri) Rosmah Mansor. Ini tanah persendirian, pemiliknya adalah MB (Tan Sri) Khalid Ibrahim.

"Kita kumpul sini dengan aman, Umno jangan takut rakyat, polis marilah berkawan dgn rakyat," katanya.

Ramai yang dilaporkan menjadi mangsa hayunan belantan, bahkan ada yang turut dipijak selepas terjatuh. Sasaran mereka adalah pentas utama, yang menempatkan Ketua Umum PKR, Anwar Ibrahim. Orang-ramai segera memenuhi ruang pentas, mengutuk keganasan ini. Laungan reformasi kembali bergema di padang bersejarah ini, yang pernah menyaksikan kebangkitan rakyat Malaya menentang penjajah.


Ketika kejadian berlaku, Anwar bagaimanapun belum tiba di lokasi. Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang Lim Guan Eng berjaya diselamatkan, manakala Timbalan Presiden Dr Syed Husin Ali, Naib Presiden PKR Azmin Ali, Naib Presiden Pas Mahfuz Omar berundur dan mengekalkan solidariti mereka dari dalam Kelab Sultan Sulaiman.

Polis memberi alasan bahawa permit ceramah hanyalah untuk di dalam dewan sahaja. Dua trak meriam air dikerah ke lokasi, mendesak orang-ramai mengosongkan padang Kelab Sultan Sulaiman.

Sebaik sahaja Anwar tiba, polis memberi keizinan untuk meneruskan ceramah. Orang-ramai kini memenuhi segenap ruang dewan, untuk mendengar amanat dari Ketua Pembangkang Anwar Ibrahim. Ini adalah kejadian kedua polis menghalang acara Pakatan Rakyat. Polis malam kelmarin menghentikan majlis makan malam anjuran DAP di Kepong.




Read here.

source:malaysiakini dan sumber2 pr

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Keluar parti - apa kata TG Nik Aziz........

Tuan Guru Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat menyifatkan wakil-wakil rakyat yang keluar parti sekadar meratib palsu bagi menghalalkan tindakan mereka.

Katanya, bermacam-macam alasan diberi mereka untuk meninggalkan parti kononnya demi kepentingan agama, bangsa dan negara.

“Namun ia hanyalah ratib palsu. Langsung tidak logik alasan mereka demi menjaga kepentingan agama dan bangsa tiba-tiba menyerahkan diri kepada Umno.

“Sedangkan Umno sebuah parti yang tidak pernah menjaga agama dan bangsa,” katanya pada kenyataan media di sini semalam.

Baru-baru ini tiga anggota parlimen (MP) Parti Keadilan Rakyat iaitu Datuk Seri Zahrain Mohamad Hashim (Bayam Baru), Tan Tee Beng (Nibung Tebal) dan Mohsin Fadzli Samsuri (Bagan Serai) mengumumkan keluar parti. Manakala anggota parlimen Kulim-Bandar Baharu, Zulkifli Noordin dipecat kerana melanggar disiplin parti.

Menteri Besar Kelantan itu berkata, wakil-wakil rakyat terbabit enggan meletak jawatan untuk bertanding semula dengan dengan kekuatan peribadi sendiri.

“Jika persoalan bertanding semula menjadi isu, ini bermakna pemimpin terbabit hanya memikirkan kepentingan diri dan bukannya kepentingan rakyat.

“Bimbang sangat jika tidak dapat bertanding. Jelas dan terang mereka hanya menjaga kepentingan diri. Syak saya dan juga orang lain semakin kuat, apatah lagi jika benar didorong oleh imbuhan berjuta-juta,” katanya.

Beliau juga berharap PKR tidak mudah berputus asa dengan perkembangan yang berlaku sekarang memandangkan parti itu masih lagi muda dalam gelanggang politik negara.

Menurutnya, PAS sewaktu zaman mudanya dulu juga diancam amalan lompat parti. Beliau berkata, di Terengganu pernah PAS tersungkur kerana ada yang melompat parti.

“Di zaman Allahyarham Daud Samad dan Allahyarham Datuk Asri Muda, berlaku juga kes lompat parti. Hari ini, PAS sudah dewasa dan matang, tidak lagi kedengaran pimpinan yang melompat seperti dahulu.

“Bahkan Kelantan pernah diperintah dengan kelebihan satu kerusi dengan dua undi. Alhamdulillah, tidak ada yang melompat,” katanya.

source:harakah daily

DAP juga pernah mengalami nasib yang sama suatu ketika dulu. Namun ia tetap bertahan sehingga sekarang.

PKR yang sedang mengalami isu yang sama juga tetap akan kukuh apabila yang berpenyakit itu semuanya dibersihkan.

cheers.

05 March 2010

Zaid - Najib crazy of 2/3 majority.......

Pakatan Rakyat coordinator Zaid Ibrahim has urged Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak to stop 'poaching' PKR MPs, urging him to respect the democratic process instead.

"Why is he crazy for a two-thirds majority in Parliament? Currently, Barisan Nasional has enough seats to pass any law easily," said Zaid (left) at a hastily arranged press conference at his home today.

"Do you think England is strong because they have a two-thirds (majority)? No! England never had a two-thirds majority."

PKR has been rocked by three defections in as many weeks, prompting questions over the fate of the party and its leadership, particularly that of de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim. Assuming that the three defectors vote in line with BN in the Dewan Rakyat, the coalition only needs seven more supporters to regain its coveted two-thirds majority in Parliament.

Zaid said BN should challenge Pakatan Rakyat on a level playing field to debate policies rather than go fishing for the latter's elected representatives. He also said the Prime Minister should focus his attention on resolving the many problems facing the coutry. Zaid urged the Prime Minister to follow the footsteps of his predecessor Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, as he did not entice defectors even though PAS only had a one-seat majority in Kelantan.

"We (Umno) could have easily grabbed Kelantan but Pak Lah did not encourage this, as it is immoral," said Zaid, who was Kota Bharu Umno division chief in the early 2000s.

Zaid also pointed to former premier Abdul Razak, Najib's father, who worked towards lifting the suspension of Parliament soon after the May 13, 1969 incident even though he could have run the country without it.

"These are the principles that should be practiced by Najib, he should forget going crazy over having a two-thirds majority and work towards the (betterment of the) country's democracy," he added.

The former de facto law minister claimed that there was money and other incentives involved in the recent defection of PKR MPs.

"The act of showing suitcases full of money to attract members should not be practiced," he added.

However, he refused to cite the source of this accusation for 'ethical reasons'. PKR lost pole position on the Dewan Rakyat opposition bench after Zahrain Hashim (Bayan Baru), Tan Tee Beng (Nibong Tebal) and Mohsin Fadzli Samsuri (Bagan Serai) quit the party and declared themselves independent.

source:malaysiakini

Gila 2/3 majority macam orang mabuk todi.........

cheers.