30 September 2011

Guan Eng apologises over Johor crime remark...

Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng has apologised to the Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar of Johor for offending him for a statement allegedly denigrating Johor and its crime rate.

Lim said out of respect to the sultan, he wishes to "fully apologise" to his majesty and his subjects, the people of Johor.

"I have no intention whatsoever to discredit Johor or any other state," said Lim at an emergency press conference in Penang today.

"The sultan has said that politics should be left to politicians and the people should not be dragging rulers into politics. I agree with the sultan," he added.

"I feel that what I said has been misrepresented by the BN-controlled media," he added.

Lim was referring to an interview in the front page of the New Straits Times today, where the sultan had come forward to express his dismay over the controversial comments allegedly uttered by Lim in a recent working visit in Singapore.

Event concludes in only seven minutes

During the brief press event, which concluded in only seven minutes, Lim spoke solemnly and confidently about his decision. He also read out his statement in Malay, and used court language including 'patik' to express how regretful it was to have earned the ire of His Majesty.

In the report, Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar said that he was “offended” by Lim's remarks in Singapore that the state is dangerous and the risk of kidnapping is high.

Yesterday, Lim neither admitted nor apologised for the remark, even when told that there was an audio recording purportedly featuring him making the comment during a luncheon talk with foreign correspondence in the republic. He added that his speech at the Aug 12 Singapore event was made during a private luncheon.

Lim said he will pursue this matter in court to determine the truth of where he had made the speech, what was actually said, and how and in what context it was made. He added that to date, except for the purported tape featured on TV3 Bulletin Utama, there was no press report about what he had spoken in Singapore or Australia.

Yesterday, Lim distributed to reporters copies of the prepared speech he made, and its contents did not include the remarks.

“I have access to the tape of my interview with Radio Australia.

“I am still trying to locate the tape of what I had said in Singapore which was made privately in a closed-door session,” he said.

Lim said he had instructed his lawyers to immediately file a suit against the BN controlled media, beginning with Bernama.

He then declined to field any questions on the matter as this was a legal issue.

Johor sultan offended by Guan Eng's comments

The Sultan of Johor has come forward to express his dismay over the comments said to have been made by Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng over the crime rate in Malaysia's southernmost state.

In an interview with the New Straits Times, front-paged by the daily today, Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar said that he was “offended” by Lim's remarks in Singapore that the state is dangerous and the risk of kidnapping is high.

“Yes, I was offended when I got to know about that statement, but I don't want to react because as a ruler, I shouldn't be dragged into politics.

“Don't speak for me. I am capable of doing it... I have the interests of my rakyat and also foreigners living in Johor at heart,” he was quoted as saying in the interview, which was also front-paged by Umno-owned daily Utusan Malaysia.

source:malaysiakini

Guan Eng mohon maaf pada Sultan Johor

Guan Eng mohon maaf kepada Sultan Johor

Jawapan Sultan Johor mengecewakan Utusan dan TV3?

Sultan Johor Offended? HUH!

Ini menunjukkan betapa matangnya politik di kalangan ahli politik PR.

Sebaliknya ramai MB,KM,Menteri2 UMNO termasuk PM dan TPM dulu yang berbuih-buih mulut menghina Sultan dan Raja2 Melayu, ada mereka ini memohon maaf...


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Bodek membodek....

Cium tangan dan laga pipi adalah amalan biasa bagi pemimpin UMNO....


























Dan ini pula apa cerita.....








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Najib mengaku hasil duit judi tauke Cina milik BN...

A consortium of Malaysian Chinese businessmen led by Genting Bhd's Lim Kok Thay, have got the green light to take over Pan Malaysian Pools Sdn Bhd, which runs the Da Ma Cai numbers betting outlet, with the government saying "it's a free market". "It is his (referring to tycoon T Ananda Krishnan) company.

The businessmen aim to form a company called "Jana Pendidikan" to manage Da Ma Cai, and remit the gaming company's net profit into a fund to be used to aid the development of vernacular schools.

Kerana amat terdesak, Datuk Seri Najib Razak sanggup mengaku wang sektor swasta sebagai milik Barisan Nasional apabila mengumumkan dana RM100 juta untuk sekolah-sekolah bahasa Cina dan Tamil serta sekolah mubaligh.

Menurut Setiausaha Organisasi Kebangsaan DAP Teresa Kok, wang Dana Kebajikan Pendidikan ‘Community Chest’ hasil kutipan dari tauke-tauke judi itu bukan milik Najib atau kerajaan BN.

“Beliau tidak sepatutnya mengelirukan rakyat dengan berkata seolah-olah peruntukan itu disediakan oleh kerajaan atau BN,” katanya.

Beliau yang juga Ahli Parlimen Seputeh meluahkan rasa kesal apabila Perdana Menteri mengumumkan bahawa dana-dana itu akan dibayar berdasarkan hubungan rapat sekolah-sekolah itu dengan BN.

“Apa yang cuba disampaikan beliau ialah, ‘jika anda sokong MCA, Gerakan, MIC dan NGO yang berkait dengan BN, saya akan memberi ganjaran kepada sekolah anda melalui dana pendidikan,’ yang maknanya sama dengan kata-katanya yang terkenal iaitu, ‘Anda tolong saya, saya tolong anda’,” katanya.


Tambah Teresa yang juga Adun Kinrara, ‘Comunity Chest’ yang merupakan dana sektor swasta dan bebas dari mana-mana naungan parti politik perlu bebas pengagihannya dan ditentukan oleh pemegang amanah, bukan oleh Najib atau pun BN.

“Rakyat telah sedar bahawa kerajaan telah meminggirkan sekolah-sekolah vernakular dan mubaligh bertahun-tahun lamanya dengan menafikan mereka dari menerima dana kerajaan negeri, memaksa mereka mengumpul dana sendiri,” katanya.

Menurutnya, kerajaan telah memperuntukkan pelajar sekolah kebangsaan dengan RM1,106 setiap seorang, manakala sekolah rendah jenis kebangsaan Cina yang diterima hanya RM146 setiap seorang dari tahun 1991 hingga 2005.

“Saya menggesa pemberi dana swasta yang telah menyumbang kepada ‘Community Chest’ untuk mengekalkan autonomi mereka terhadap dana tersebut dan tidak mendekatkan diri dengan BN atau mana-mana parti politik apabila memberikan dana,” katanya.

Jelas Teresa, pendidikan merupakan keutamaan rakyat yang patut melangkaui politik kepartisan.

Sementara itu, Penolong Setiausaha Publisiti Kebangsaan DAP Teo Nie Ching berkata program Kayuhan (Basikal) Amal Untuk Pendidikan 1Malaysia di Pulau Pinang baru-baru ini adalah sesuatu yang tidak jujur dalam usaha mengangkat status sekolah-sekolah Cina.

Beliau yang juga Ahli Parlimen Serdang berkata, walau pun derma itu diterima, wang itu datangnya dari rakyat prihatin, dan bukan BN; malah terdapat 68 sekolah menengah jenis kebangsaan Cina dan 56 sekolah persendirian Cina yang tidak tersenarai dalam acara amal itu.

“Perdana Menteri sebenarnya mempunyai kuasa untuk membangunkan kembali sekolah-sekolah menengah swasta Cina di Kuantan dan Segamat, mengiktiraf sijil sekolah-sekolah persendirian Cina, serta menginstitusikan sekolah-sekolah SMK dan vernakular.

“Di antara semua perkara-perkara ini, yang mana satu yang tidak berada di bawah kuasa beliau?” katanya.

source:Roketkini.com

Ini guna duit judi untuk pendidkan, di sekolah2 mubaligh,swasta cina dan venakular...apakah geng UMNO, Perkasa,songkok tinggi dan Zul Nordin tak melompat? Sekolah2 ini juga ada ramai pelajar2 beragama Islam....

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29 September 2011

Maseu - 'Mahathir destroyed MAS...

Malaysian Airlines System Employees’ Union (Maseu) secretary general Ab Malek Arif said the staff of the national airlines had not forgiven former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad for appointing Tajuddin Ramli to replace Abdul Aziz Abdul Rahman as chairman in the 1990s.

Claiming that invisible hands had been at work since Tajuddin’s appointment, Malek recalled how MAS was making profits every year before Tajuddin came on board.

He said since Tajuddin's entry, "MAS not only did not make profit, in fact it has been making losses every year.

"It is clear that MAS staff are still angry and cannot forgive what Mahathir did," he said


On the recent controversial share swap deal between MAS and Air Asia, Malek questioned the wisdom of having such a swap with a ‘small’ company like Air Asia, whereas MAS had bigger number of assets.

He said while on the surface only Air Asia boss Tony Fernandes was visible, "behind the screen there are many invisible hands".

"We know Tony will not be able to do anything if there’s no influence from the back. Tony came under someone’s instruction and this well known among MAS employees,” he said.


Yesterday, Mahathir said he was fed-up with MAS's failure to make profits despite being supported by the government with ample funds and protection over the years.

“I support MAS/Air Asia cooperation because for years now I have been fed-up with the management of MAS. Government had supported MAS with funds and protection but MAS had never done well.

"Air Asia is a newcomer but it has managed to sustain itself. Despite giving free seats and cheap fares it is still surviving. And it is apparently making some profits. By right it should close down by now. That it is still around must be because its management knows something that I don’t know,” he wrote on his blog.

Mahathir said all that he wanted was “Air Asia’s management playing a role, indirectly or directly in the management of MAS.”

“I believe Air Asia can contribute in this area i.e. unless MAS is not prepared to learn from a 'cheap' airline. That would be a tragedy. I hope I have made clear why I support MAS and Air Asia working together,” he stressed.

Following the swap, Fernandes and his partner Kamaruddin Meranun joined the MAS board to help 'turn it around'.

Maseu meanwhile threatened to hold a picket against MAS.

Malek claimed that Tony’s presence in MAS together with the "invisible hands" were aimed at taking over MASKargo and also the Maintenance Repair Overhaul (MRO) business.

Recalling that MAS suffered RM270 million and RM500 million in losses for the first and second quarters of 2011 respectively, Malek said the performance was not acceptable to staff.


“Why losses continue to happen?,” asked Malek.

source:harakahdaily

The MAS-AA deal once again-1

The MAS-AA deal once again-2

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PRU 13: Ikut ahli-ahli nujum....

Ketika arena politik negara semakin dilanda wabak demam pilihan raya yang tidak berapa lama sahaja lagi, bermacam ramalan yang dapat kita dengar dan baca di sana sini.

Ramalan-ramalan politik ini tentunya datang dari ahli-ahli nujum politik negara yang datangnya dari pelbagai medium termasuklah medium internet, media cetak, cofee house hotel yang berbintang-bintang hinggalah ke kedai kopi di bawah pokok.

Walaupun ada juga ahli-ahli nujum politik negara ini hanya menjampi mangkuk ajaib atau bebola kristal mereka di kedai-kedai kopi, tetapi bacaan politik sesetengah mereka ini tidak boleh diperlekeh begitu sahaja kerana bacaan politik mereka ini juga tidak kurang menariknya.

Biar pun ada sesetengah ramalan sedikit merapu, nakal dan bersifat propaganda, tetapi banyak juga yang mampu memberi hujah-hujah dengan baik bersandarkan fakta-fakta yang menarik untuk difikirkan.

Dari mangkuk ajaib dan bebola kristal ahli-ahli nujum yang datang dari pelbagai medium ini, bermacam ramalan dapat dilihat, seperti siapakah calon parti tertentu, siapa tikam belakang siapa, siapa bakal menang dan yang paling popular ketika ini ialah bilakah Pilihan Raya Umum ke-13 (PRU 13) akan diadakan.

Dalam banyak-banyak tilikan yang meramalkan tarikh sebenar PRU 13 akan diadakan, terdapat beberapa tarikh yang begitu hangat disebut-sebut oleh ahli-ahli nujum politik negara ini.

11 Februari 2012


Minggu lalu, sebuah akhbar harian turut tidak ketinggalan meramalkan tarikh PRU 13 dengan tajuk utama muka hadapannya yang meramal PRU 13 akan diadakan pada 11 Februari 2012. Dalam liputan khas PRU 13 dengan empat muka penuh itu, ianya bolehlah dianggap satu analisa yang menarik dengan pembentangan faktanya yang begitu teliti.

Cuma yang tidak dikaitkan dalam analisa tersebut ialah perbicaraan kes liwat 2 yang sedang dihadapi oleh Ketua Pembangkang, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim yang dianggap oleh sesetengah ahli nujum lain sebagai salah satu faktor yang mungkin berada dalam perhitungan Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

Persoalan yang mungkin sesuai untuk diperhitungkan tentunya seperti bilakah perbicaraan kes liwat 2 itu selesai, adakah Anwar akan didapati bersalah, jika mahkamah mendapati beliau bersalah apa pula hukumannya nanti yang sudah tentulah bukan denda ketuk ketampi.

Silap-silap hari bulan, jawapan-jawapan dari persoalan-persoalan itu tadi boleh menyebabkan Anwar hilang kelayakkan untuk bertanding dalam PRU 13 nanti. Apa pun yang pastinya, kes liwat 2 itu memang banyak memberikan kelebihan kepada Najib dalam usaha untuk memadamkan impian Anwar untuk bergelar PM Malaysia.

Malah bukan itu sahaja, sekiranya Anwar hilang kelayakan bertanding gara-gara keputusan mahkamah nanti, kubu kuat Anwar di Permatang Pauh dengan sendirinya menjadi kucar-kacir untuk memilih calon sesuai dalam PRU 13 kelak.

Harus diingat, Presiden PKR, Datin Seri Wan Azizah Wan Ismail ketika ini masih jauh untuk menghabiskan tempoh ‘edah’ setelah hilang kelayakan untuk bertanding dalam mana-mana pilihan raya di negara ini ekoran tindakan meletakkan jawatan sebagai YB di parlimen yang sama pada 2008.

PAS ramal 11 November 2011

Selain akhbar harian tersebut yang menjangkakan 11 Februari 2012, Pesuruhjaya Pas Terengganu, Mohd Abdul Wahid Endut juga memberitahu PAS telah menyasarkan tarikh 11 November 2011 sebagai tarikh pilihan raya diadakan.

Kata beliau, bajet yang bakal dibentangkan pada 7 Oktober nanti merupakan bajet pilihan raya untuk mengambil hati rakyat agar memberikan undi mereka kepada Barisan Nasional (BN).

Sementara itu, tarikh lain yang juga sedang hangat diperkatakan ialah pada 11 Oktober tahun ini iaitu empat hari selepas pembentangan Bajet 2012.

Namun ramalan 11 Oktober nampaknya hampir tidak menjadi kenyataan apabila hanya tinggal seminggu lebih sahaja lagi dari sekarang sebelum menjelangnya tarikh yang diramalkan itu sedangkan hingga hari ini Parlimen masih belum dibubarkan.
Ditambah pula dengan faktor pembentangan Bajet 2012 pada 7 Oktober nanti dan perbahasan sebelum bajet boleh diluluskan yang pastinya memakan masa yang panjang.

Membubarkan parlimen sebelum undian meluluskan bajet di parlimen dijalankan dan persidangan yang hanya selesai pada awal Disember nanti akan banyak mencetuskan kontroversi dari segi perlembagaan. Seperti kata Profesor Dr Aziz Bari, silap-silap hari bulan Bajet 2012 jadi bajet tidak sah dan terpaksa dibentangkan semula.

Kalau Najib masih bernasib baik, dapatlah sekali lagi beliau membentangkan bajet dan kalau tidak bernasib baik, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin atau pun pihak yang sekarang ini berada di blok yang bertentangan pula membentangkan Bajet 2012.

Najib sendiri tentulah tidak mahu dilihat sebagai PM paling kurang cerdik apabila membuat keputusan tidak bijak dalam memilih masa paling sesuai untuk membubarkan parlimen untuk mengadakan pilihan raya.

Angka 11

Ramalan-ramalan ahli-ahli nujum politik negara menjadi semakin menarik apabila masing-masing cuba mengaitkan ramalan mereka dengan angka 11 apabila Najib memberitahu DJ sebuah stesyen radio bahawa angka itu begitu dekat dengan dirinya.

Sekiranya Najib sememangnya mempunyai tahap obses yang begitu tinggi dengan angka tersebut, maka bacaan mudah boleh dibuat dengan mengandaikan tarikh 11 November 2011 (11/11/11) sebagai pertaruhannya.

Namun ianya tidaklah semudah itu untuk membaca perhitungan politik dalam fikiran Najib hinggalah ke saat ini.

Sudah tentunya Najib tidak akan meletakkan angka tersebut sebagai antara kriteria utama dalam mencaturkan masa depan politik beliau dan parti yang diterajuinya.

Kalaupun betul Najib memilih tarikh 11 haribulan untuk mengadakan PRU 13, sudah semestinya ada perhitungan lain yang menjadi keutamaan Najib ketika memilih tarikh itu berbanding faktor angka 11 itu sendiri.

Sekali lagi, Najib tentulah tidak mahu dilihat sebagai PM paling kurang cerdik untuk memilih tarikh sesuai untuk membubarkan parlimen bagi mengadakan pilihan raya.

Mac 2012 – Tony Pua

Bagi Ketua Publisiti DAP, Tony Pua pula meramalkan PRU 13 bakal diadakan dalam tempoh kurang enam bulan dengan menyasarkan sekitar Mac 2012.

Manakala dalam sembang kedai kopi sedikit masa dahulu, seorang ahli nujum politik negara yang pernah berkhidmat sebagai pengiring khas kepada seorang kenamaan politik di Sarawak pernah memberitahu PRU 13 akan diadakan pada 15 November tahun ini.

Bagaimanapun gambaran dalam mangkuk ajaibnya tidaklah begitu jelas dek riak-riak air di dalamnya dan kerana itu beliau tidak dapat memberi hujah bagi menyokong kenyataannya melainkan memberitahu tarikh itu diperolehi daripada ahli politik yang beliau sendiri iringi itu.

Pada Jun lalu pula, politik negara tiba-tiba menjadi riuh apabila ada ahli nujum politik negara yang meramalkan PRU 13 bakal diadakan pada bulan berikutnya iaitu Julai lalu apabila Umno sibuk mengadakan simulasi pilihan raya.

Namun ramalan tersebut turut tidak menjadi kenyataan apabila tiada apa-apa yang berlaku sehinggalah ke penghujung bulan itu.

Ramalan nakal

Ada juga ramalan yang tampak nakal tetapi mencuit hati apabila ‘menyedarkan hakikat sebenarnya,’ Najib sendiri juga sama seperti ahli-ahli nujum politik negara yang lain, masih terteka-teka bila agaknya isterinya mahukan parlimen dibubarkan.

Ramalan lain yang tidak kurang juga nakalnya apabila meramalkan Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor bakal diturunkan sebagai calon ‘heavy weight’ bagi BN walaupun tidaklah mustahil, untuk melanggar dan melenyek-lenyek Pakatan Rakyat.

Begitulah ‘istimewanya’ negara kita berbanding negara lain apabila rakyatnya khusus bagi pemain-pemain politiknya, berseronok merasai debaran dengan penuh suspen untuk mendapatkan ramalan terbaik daripada ahli-ahli nujum politik negara.

Berbanding di kebanyakkan negara-negara lain, tarikh pilihan raya telah pun diumumkan berbulan-bulan lebih awal sekaligus menghilangkan unsur suspen dan ‘thrill’ seperti mana kita di sini.

source:FMT

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Tiada kata putus untuk laksana hudud...

Cadangan PAS untuk melaksana undang-undang hudud ke atas orang Islam di Kelantan masih belum dapat diputuskan oleh majlis pimpinan Pakatan Rakyat walaupun hangat dibincangkan dalam mesyuaratnya malam ini.

Bagaimanapun, ketua umum Pakatan Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim berkata, majlis pimpinan itu menghormati niat kerajaan Kelantan untuk melaksanakan undang-undang berkenaan.

Majlis itu juga menghormati pendirian DAP yang menentang keras cadangan berkenaan, kata Anwar kepada media selepas mempengerusikan mesyuarat itu di ibupejabat PAS, Kuala Lumpur.

Kesepakatan yang berjaya dicapai dalam mesyuarat selama tiga jam, lewat malam ini, hanyalah berhubung kesepakatan untuk PAS dan DAP meneruskan perbincangan bagi melaksanakan hukum hudud dan juga mempertahankan dasar-dasar bersama.

"Pendiriannya jelas bahawa DAP menentang (cadangan melaksana hudud) dan PKR serta PAS menghormatinya.

"Mesyuarat juga memperakui dan menghormati perbedaan ideologi setiap parti dalam Pakatan Rakyat sebagai permuafakatan demokratik, termasuk pendirian PAS berkenaan hukum syariah," katanya lagi.

Jelasnya, Pakatan jelas menghormati hak dan kehendak PAS untuk melaksana hudud, namun parti Islam itu masih terikat dengan dasar bersama yang dipersetujui serta manifesto dalam Buku Jingga.

"Mesyuarat juga memperakui kewujudan Enakmen Syariah II Kelantan 1993 dan Enakmen Jenayah Syariah Terengganu 2003," tambahnya.

Malah, kedua-dua enakmen tersebut dibentuk oleh dua negeri berkenaan ketika PAS, DAP dan PKR masih belum membentuk Pakatan, katanya lagi.

Namun, terdapat keperluan untuk merujuk perkara itu ke majlis pimpinan Pakatan Rakyat kerana ia melibatkan pindaan perlembagaan, tambahnya.

Bagaimanapun, ditanya sekiranya Pakatan akan meminda perlembagaan bagi usaha itu seandainya ia berjaya membentuk kerajaan persekutuan, Anwar berkata tiada persetujuan bersama dicapai.

Katanya lagi, mesyuarat juga telah menerima penjelasan berhubung pendirian Kelantan dalam isu berkenaan yang disampaikan anggota exconya, Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan yang mewakili menteri besar.

Turut hadir penasihat DAP, Lim Kit Siang; pengerusi DAP, Karpal Singh; presiden PAS, Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang dan presiden PKR, Datin Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.

Berikut adalah kenyataan bersama yang dikeluarkan lewat tengah malam tadi;

"Mesyuarat Pakatan Rakyat malam ini memperakui dan mempertahankan dasar-dasar bersama yang telah dipersetujui sebelum ini sepertimana terkandung dalam Perlembagaan Persekutuan, Dasar Bersama dan Buku Jingga.

Pakatan Rakyat terus memperteguhkan iltizam politik bagi mempertingkatkan daya-saing ekonomi, pendapatan rakyat, mutu pendidikan, kesihatan dan menangani kos kehidupan yang semakin menekan.

Mesyuarat juga memperakui dan menghormati perbedaan ideologi setiap parti dalam Pakatan Rakyat sebagai sebuah permuafakatan demokratik, termasuk pendirian PAS berkenaan hukum syariah.

Mesyuarat juga memperakui kewujudan Enakmen Jenayah Syariah II Kelantan 1993 dan enakmen Jenayah Syariah Terengganu 2003 yakni sebelum wujudnya muafakat Pakatan Rakyat. Keadilan dan PAS menghormati perbezaan pendirian oleh DAP dalam perkara ini.

Mesyuarat Pakatan Rakyat juga mempertegaskan bahawa kami tidak akan terheret dengan mainan politik terdesak Umno-Barisan Nasional untuk memecah belahkan kesatuan Pakatan Rakyat. Kita percaya penuh di atas kematangan dan kebijaksanaan rakyat untuk menilai suasana ini.

Mesyuarat sekali lagi mempertegaskan bahawa muafakat dan objektif utama politik parti-parti komponen PR dalam Pilihanraya Umum (PRU) ke-13 ini adalah untuk membina kembali asas-asas kenegaraan yang telah dirosakkan oleh Umno-BN, dengan berpandukan prinsip Keadilan Sejagat (Universal Justice), Pentadbiran yang Baik (Good Governance), Kebertanggungjawaban (Accountability), Ketelusan (Transparency), Kompetensi (Competency) bagi mencapai Kemaslahatan Umum (Public Good) untuk semua rakyat.


source:malaysiakini

Pakatan: Hudud only if all parties agree


Jawapan TG.Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat dlm. FB berkaitan keputusan di atas...

Bismillah, saya dimaklumkan keputusan pimpinan Pakatan Rakyat semalam yang menghormati hasrat Kelantan untuk memasukkan hukum hudud di dalam undang-undang syariah.

Alhamdulillah, saya menerima baik dan bersyukur sangat2 kerana rakan-rakan dalam Pakatan Rakyat memahami hasrat Kelantan apatah lagi kerana ia tidak menyentuh non muslim. Tinggal lagi sekarang, kerajaan pusat yang didokong oleh UMNO yang masih menghalang hasrat kami.


“Saudara-saudari bukan Islam, boleh saya tahu bahagian mana hukum hudud yang menakutkan anda?” kata beliau dalam mesej yang disampaikan kira-kira lima jam selepas kepimpinan Pakatan Rakyat mengumumkan pendirian mereka di Kuala Lumpur.

“Saya berharap anda tidak takut dengan hudud hanya disebabkan salah faham, salah persepsi atau disebabkan anda tidak tahu atau tidak pasti,” kata beliau lagi.

“Saya memberi jaminan bahawa pelaksanaan hudud adalah telus kepada bukan Islam dan hanya terlebih dahulu dilaksanakan di Kelantan.”


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Why Najib, Rosmah must testify...

Anwar Ibrahim has filed an affidavit-in-reply to applications by the premier and his wife to set aside the subpoenae served on them to testify as defence witnesses in his sodomy trial.

In the document that he signed this afternoon before a Commissioner of Oaths at the Kuala Lumpur High Court, Anwar said Najib Abdul Razak and Rosmah Mansor are required to assist in the case.

This is linked to information provided by Najib's former aide Khairil Annas Jusoh, when interviewed by Anwar's lawyer during a process of recording statements from prospective witnesses.

Khairil Annas had confirmed that he had taken sodomy complainant Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan to meet Najib, then the deputy premier.

"I feel there are more things which may have transpired (in the discussion between) Najib and the complainant,” Anwar said in his affidavit.


"Najib had initially denied meeting Saiful and then he retracted saying Saiful had asked for a scholarship. Following this, the lawyers wanted to get a further explanation of this."

Furthermore, during the interview on Aug 12, Najib and Rosmah had not been cooperative about giving a statement to his lawyers.

Anwar, who said he has a legal right to call witnesses, then instructed his lawyers to subpoena Najib.

'Rosmah met Saiful's friend'

As to why Rosmah's presence is required, Anwar claimed that Muhamad Rahimi Osman - a close friend of the complainant - had met her.

"This was gathered during our lawyer's interview with former national athlete Mumtaz Begum Abdul Jaafar on May 25, 2011. Hence, it is not to assert a theory of conspiracy but to gain an explanation about the meeting.

"Furthermore investigating officer DSP Jude Blacious Pereira had taken a statement from Rosmah under Section 112 of the Criminal Procedure Code. This shows Rosmah has knowledge of the case."

Anwar said that, based on these points, Najib and Rosmah should be called to testify.

The affidavit-in-reply was filed by the firm of Sankara Nair, who was present with lawyer Param Cumaraswamy.

Najib and Rosmah had filed separate applications last Wednesday to set aside the subpoenae issued.

Their applications are scheduled to be heard tomorrow, but it is now uncertain if this will proceed.

If their lawyers reply to Anwar's affidavit-in-reply, there is a possibility that the hearing will be deferred.

The prosecution led by Solicitor-General II Mohd Yusof Zainal Abidin, also named as respondents by Najib and Rosmah, will not submit an affidavit-in-reply.

source:malaysiakini

Mengapa Najib, Rosmah mesti jadi saksi?

Penafian Najib dan Rosmah pada hari Khamis

Jelaskan pertemuan dengan Saiful, Anwar kata PM dan Rosmah

Anwar tells PM, wife, to explain meeting with Saiful

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28 September 2011

Anwar's men have infiltrated gov't bodies, says Utusan Meloya...

Umno-owned newspaper Utusan Malaysia today shocked the nation with another scathing allegation that Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim has sent his men to infiltrate strategic government bodies to topple the administration of Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak.

These 'enemies within' have been feeding the opposition with confidential information on Najib, including details about his official overseas trips and private holidays, said the Malay daily.

However, it did not name any government agency.

In an article titled Musang berbulu ayam dalam badan-badan strategik kerajaan? (Wolves in sheep's clothing in strategic government bodies?) published today, Utusan senior editor Zaini Hassan claimed he had received reliable information on the matter.

"I received information that a body (or maybe more than one body) which is indeed strategic in the government, has been and is being infiltrated by Anwar Ibrahim's men.

"The information I received shows that it is a real and evident situation," he said in his column Cuit.

He quoted his source as saying: "I don't want to give more examples, but you can observe yourself how the federal government agencies (not named) given the important task to defend government policies and to educate the people so that they will support the leadership of the prime minister, can apply, absorb and even use the opposition's instrument to undermine the prime minister."

'Process still going on'

According to his source, this is the success of Anwar in bringing his strongmen into the organisations, and the process is still going on, with new officers waiting to be absorbed into the government.

“For small officers like us, we don't want to see the prime minister facing the ill fate of (ousted Libyan ruler Muammar) Gaddafi.

"No matter how strong Gaddafi was, eventually he was toppled from within with the help of Islamic enemies outside,” Zaini quotes his source as saying.

The source cited two examples as the work of the infiltrators - the opposition obtained the details of Najib's official overseas trip expenses and the details of his flight during private overseas holidays in a very short time.

“There are many other examples. How could they obtain (the information) so fast if there is no insider who leaked all the confidential information?” asked the source.

Zaini stressed that he could not verify what was alleged.

"If it is untrue, maybe I can sleep well and be thankful that this did not happen, although I could be blamed for writing something that did not happen.

"What I write is probably a bit surprising but I will let the relevant authorities investigate its veracity.”

Should the allegations be true, Zaini said, the subversive elements must be eliminated from the government because they are very dangerous.

“It is a subtle, cunning and well planned move that could jeopardise the government of the day,” he added.

source:malaysiakini

‘Thank-you, Utusan’ says Anwar...

Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim has thanked Utusan Malaysia for publishing an article claiming that his loyalists may have infiltrated strategic government bodies.

“It is a compliment to me, thank you very much, Utusan. It’s a compliment (as to) how powerful I am to be able to influence (officers in the government), ” he said.

“I hope (the moles they are referring to) is not from the PMO (Prime Minister’s Office), I normally don’t take them seriously,” he added.

Anwar also pointed out that the Umno-owned Malay daily attacked him on a daily basis without obtaining his version.

“Everyday they (Utusan) attack Anwar without Anwar rebutting or explaining. Isn’t that interesting?” he told reporters here.

Anwar said that Utusan had made “101 allegations” against him and added that he does not read the newspaper.

In his column published today, Utusan’s senior editor Zaini Hassan claimed that “enemies within” linked to Anwar had been feeding the opposition with confidential information on Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak.- FMT


Utusan: Orang Anwar resapi badan k'jaan?

Soalnya bagaimana Zaini,Utusan Meloya ini mendapat maklumat, kalau dia sendiri juga ada pasang musang berbulu ayam di Jabatan Perdana Menteri?

Awat, semua yang kerja dengan agensi2 kerajaan mesti orang UMNO kah? Kalau orang UMNO baguih juga kerana ada orang UMNO yang meluat kat Najib....

Dah habis modal ke Utusan Meloya.....


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Out of 12.3 million voters only 70,361 names removed...

PAS Youth, which has been exposing flaws in the electoral roll, has described the removal of the names of 70,361 voters by the Election Commission (EC) as “a victory for the rakyat”.

The EC, with cooperation from the National Registration Department (NRD), removed the names of 69,293 dead voters and 1,068 others stripped of their citizenship from the electoral roll between July and Sept 15.

EC secretary Kamaruddin Mohamed Baria, disclosing this in a statement yesterday, also said the collaborative effort was mounted to clean up the roll as continuous preparation to face the next general election.

The EC is also in the midst of investigating the status of 50,000 other voters in the electoral roll to ensure that mistakes are not made in removing names.

"The investigation requires the EC to refer (to) and get confirmation from various authorities including the NRD, armed forces and the police concerning the voter's citizenship status and identity card number, as well as their status in the forces and police," he said.

Responding to this in a statement today, Johor PAS Youth Suhaizan Kaiat pointed out that it has proven EC chairperson Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof wrong.

This is because the number of names removed and being investigated is 120,361 - or 0.98 percent - of the total of 12.3 million voters, and not 0.0001 percent as claimed on Aug 19.

"The large number of voters removed also disproves the statement by EC deputy chairperson Wan Ahmad Wan Omar that the errors were due to negligence of the clerks. It is impossible that (any such) negligence can cause hundreds of thousands of errors in the EC database," said Suhaizan.


He stressed that the removal of names and investigation of the status of voters has been due to sustained pressure from the rakyat.

"The pressure started from the July 9 Bersih 2.0 rally and was followed by a series of revelations by PAS Youth. (We) believe that this clean-up would not have happened without strong public pressure. Congratulation to the rakyat!"

Now answer this
....

The wing, however, continued to demand answers from the EC on these questions:

1. How many old identity card numbers are owned by more than one voter?
2. How many voters with same names but slightly different MyKad numbers?
3. How many voters with code '71' have been removed?


Suhaizan claimed that the biggest challenge for the EC in cleaning up the roll is to overcome the obstruction posed by home minister, who oversees the NRD.

"As long as the government is still controlled by BN, it is impossible that the outcome of the investigation will be made public in a transparent way,” he added.

“If the people want to know the truth behind the manipulation of fake MyKad in the electoral roll, they would have to topple the BN government in the next general election."

source:malaysiakini

Berapa jumlah pengundi klon?

12.3 juta pemilih berdaftar, 70,361 nama dipotong

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27 September 2011

Najib, wife to argue against conspiracy theory...

Fighting off a bid to make them testify in the Sodomy II trial, Premier Najib Abdul Razak and his wife Rosmah Mansor are set to deny having conspired in having the charge brought against Anwar Ibrahim.

A source said this will be the thrust of their argument when the Kuala Lumpur High Court hears their respective applications to set aside their subpoenae on Thursday.

Najib had earlier admitted to meeting complainant Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan on the night of June 24, 2008. Then the deputy premier, he had reportedly advised Saiful to refer his complaint to the police.

Saiful had testified during the prosecution case that he had complained to Najib that day about Anwar. (However, the context of his complaint has been expunged from the court records.)

It is learnt that Rosmah will deny meeting Saiful, then Anwar's political aide, on that occasion. This has been corroborated in Saiful's testimony.

It is further understood that Najib could tell the court that he had not given directives or asked others to be accomplices in the charge being framed.

Najib and Rosmah may therefore argue that the defence application to call them as witnesses is an abuse of the court process.

Their affidavits, filed with the court registrar through their lawyers last Wednesday, named Anwar and the public prosecutor as respondents.

Anwar, charged with sodomising Saiful at the Desa Damansara condominium on June 26, 2008, made his defence in a statement from the dock.

source:malaysiakini

Najib, isteri akan tolak teori konspirasi


Enggan jadi saksi, Najib-Rosmah tekan institusi kehakiman ?

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Macam mana Mismah boleh dapat status warganegara...

Pemuda PAS mohon agar Ketua Pengarah Jabatan Imigresen, Datuk Alias Ahmad menjawab isu Mismah yang mendapat status penduduk tetap kepada rakyat Malaysia.

Pengerusi Pemulihan Demokrasi & Mobilisasi Pemuda PAS Malaysia, Suhaizan Kaiat juga memohon agar Ketua Pengarah Jabatan Pendaftaran Negara, Datin Jariah Mohd Said memberi jawapan kepada rakyat Malaysia bagaimana Mismah yang mendapat status PR daripada Jabatan Imigresen tidak sampai satu ta
hun boleh diterima sebagai warganegara Malaysia pada 31 Januari 2011.

“Bukankah Mismah sudah melanggar peraturan Jabatan Imigresen?

Apakah beliau layak untuk m
enjadi warganegara?” soalnya dalam satu kenyataan.

Beliau merujuk laporan Utusan Malaysia pada 23 September 2011, Ketua Pengarah Jabatan Imigresen Datuk Alias Ahmad telah membuat ulasan mengenai tuduhan rakyat Bagladesh mendapat status Penduduk Tetap atau Permanent Residen (PR) di negara kita.


Kenyataan beliau adalah seperti berikut:

''Peraturan Imigresen sedia ada tidak membenarkan pekerja asing yang memegang pas lawatan kerja sementara untuk memohon PR di negara ini.”

“Di bawah Akta Imigresen 1963, hanya suami atau isteri warga asing yang berkahwin dengan rakyat Malaysia berserta anak-anak berusia di bawah enam tahun dan menetap selama lima tahun berturut-turut di Malaysia layak memohon PR”.


“Permohonan turut dibuka untuk kumpulan pelabur, pakar serta golongan profesional yang diperakukan oleh agensi kawal selia.”

Justeru, Pemuda PAS berpendapat bahawa kenyataan Ketua Pengarah Jabatan Imigresen adalah merujuk peraturan di jabatan tersebut seperti yang terdapat dalam laman berikut : http://www.pinoy-abroad.net/img_upload/9bed2e6b0cc5701e4cef28a6ce64be3d/Guide_to_Permanent_Residency__Malaysia_.pdf

Dalam peraturan yang terdapat dalam Jabatan Imigresen memberi syarat bahawa mereka yang memohon PR hendaklah memiliki entry permit dan telah tinggal di negara ini selama 5 tahun.

Kumpulan yang berkelayakan untuk mendapat entry permit adalah seperti kumpulan profesional, anak kumpulan profesional di bawah enam tahun, isteri kumpulan profesional, mempunyai kebenaran daripada Menteri Dalam Negeri atas kepentingan ekonomi negara, anak bagi warganegara yang berumur bawah enam tahun dan kes-kes khas.


Kata Suhaizan, Pemuda PAS ingin merujuk kes Mismah yang disiarkan pada 12 dan 14 Ogos 2011 oleh akhbar Sinar Harian.


Mismah atau nama sebenarnya adalah Nismah Binti Naim, 47, berasal daripada kepulauan Bawean, Indonesia. Suami beliau bernama Mawasi Bin Mawardi, 51, juga mendapat status Penduduk Tetap.

Mismah masuk negara kita pada tahun 1982 sebagai buruh binaan. Pada tahun yang sama iaitu 17 Julai 1982 Mismah sudah mendapat satus PR.


Menurut Suhaizan, ini memberi maksud bahawa tidak sampai satu tahun Mismah tinggal di negara ini beliau sudah memperolehi status PR.


“Kes Mismah ini bertentangan dengan kenyataan Ketua Pengarah Jabatan Imigresen, Datuk Alias Ahmad yang menyatakan bahawa hanya suami atau isteri warga asing yang berkahwin dengan rakyat Malaysia berserta anak-anak berusia di bawah enam tahun dan menetap selama lima tahun berturut-turut di Malaysia layak memohon PR,” katanya.

Pemuda PAS, tambahnya berpendapat bahawa terdapat kemungkinan 4 perkara yang bertentangan dengan peraturan Jabatan Imigresen dalam kes Mismah mendapatkan status PR iaitu Mismah bukan seorang profesional, suami Mismah bukan seorang warganegara, suami Mismah bukan seorang profesional dan Mismah hanya tinggal tidak sampai satu tahun di negara ini.

“Mismah ini hanyalah satu kes contoh sahaja. Pemuda PAS sangat khuatir berkenaan pemberian status PR kepada ribuan warga asing dalam negara ini,” ujarnya yang juga Ketua Pemuda PAS Johor.

Beliau berkata, pemberian hak kerakyatan kepada mereka yang tidak layak dan bertujuan untuk kepentingan parti politik tertentu adalah suatu pengkhianatan kepada negara.


Tegasnya, Pemuda PAS akan terus mendedahkan kepada rakyat Malaysia berkenaan manipulasi dalam pilihan raya khususnya yang berkait dengan daftar pemilih dan undi pos.


source:harakahdaily

Citizenship for Mismah 'against immigration rules'

Although Mismah, the much talked-about voter, had claimed that she obtained Malaysian citizenship through legal channels, PAS Youth has questioned the rationale for issuing permanent residency (PR) and citizenship as this has allegedly gone against against immigration policy.

According to the National Registration Department (NRD), she was granted permanent residency on July 17, 1982 and citizenship on Jan 31, 2011, after 29 years as a permanent resident.

In an interview with Malay daily Sinar Harian, Mismah, 47, claimed that she entered Malaysia in 1982 as a construction worker. Her husband Mawasi Mawardi, 51, has also obtained PR status.


“This means Mismah obtained PR status in less than a year after she resided in this country. Mismah's case contradicts the statement by Immigration Department director-general Alias Ahmad,” said Suhaizan.

PAS Youth also found that the Immigration Department stipulates that only foreigners with entry permit who have resided in Malaysia for at least five years can apply for PR.


Those eligible for entry permits are:


1. Professionals
2. Children - under six years old - of professionals

3. Spouses of professionals

4. Individuals who obtain approval from the Home Ministry due to national economic importance

5. Children - under six years old - of citizens

6. Special cases


Therefore, Suhaizan pointed out that the issuance of PR to Mismah had violated at least four criteria - she is not a professional; her husband is neither a citizen nor a professional; and she had resided in Malaysia for less than a year.


“Mismah is just an example. PAS Youth is worried the issuance of citizenship to thousands of foreigners in this country.


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A judicial misadventure...

Thank you The Malaysian Insider for that report on how MACC lawyer Shafee Abdullah absolved the agency of any blame in the death of Customs officer Ahmad Sarbaini Mohamed.

I say thank you because MACC represents the government and as their representative, Shafee stands as the voice of the MACC and the Najib government.

Instead of showing humility and understanding that a life was lost, the lawyer was gloating in a Pyrrhic victory and in that moment let me know all I needed to know about these people.

It is astounding that MACC and Shafee can offer a rubbish storyline about how Sarbaini’s death happened — and expect us to swallow it.


Let me put it down simply: Sarbaini and his Customs team are under probe for corruption.

A day after giving a statement, he voluntarily goes to the MACC office and is waiting to meet his handler or investigator.


He falls to his death. MACC says that Sarbaini fell to his death while exiting through a window, which essentially leads to nowhere.

He enters through the front door voluntarily and is not under arrest but decides to leave through the window like Superman.


And during the coroner’s inquiry we hear that critical CCTV footage has been erased.


As expected the coroner returns a verdict of misadventure.


Actually the only misadventure was Sarbaini’s folly of walking into the MACC office and believing that a seriously compromised government agency could be of help to him.


The whole storyline during the inquiry was so juvenile and absurd that only the MACC guys and their lawyer believed it.

And yet there was Shafee telling all and sundry about how MACC was absolved.


I suppose this is what the government wanted: closure before the elections!! - Ali Kadir


source:malaysia insider

He was like a cock who thought the sun had risen to see him crow!

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Jika tak benar,Gani Patail patut saman pihak yang kaitkannya...

Peguam Negara, Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail dicabar menyaman pihak yang mengaitkan beliau dengan pemalsuan bukti dalam kes liwat Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

"Tindakan ini penting bagi membersihkan nama baik institusi kehakiman dan keluhuran perlembagaan negara ini," kata Naib Presiden PAS, Datuk Mahfuz Omar dalam sidang medianya di Ibu Pejabat PAS di sini, petang ini.


Gesaan itu dibuat apabila baru-baru ini bekas Ketua Polis Kuala Lumpur, Datuk Mat Zain Ibrahim dalam surat terbukanya kepada Ketua Polis Negara, Tan Sri Ismail Omar, mendakwa Gani dan bekas Ketua Polis Negara, Tan Sri Musa Hasan terbabit pemalsuan bukti tersebut.


Sebelum surat terbuka daripada bekas Ketua Polis Kuala Lumpur itu, telah wujud dakwaan-dakwaan tentang salah laku dan peranan Peguam Negara dalam kes Anwar oleh para blogger, namun isu itu didiamkan sahaja.


Mahfuz juga menggesa supaya satu Suruhanjaya Diraja ditubuhkan untuk menyiasat Gani kerana dakwaan itu menggugat kredibiliti institusi kehakiman dan penyiasatan negara ini.


“Selain itu, turut terdapat dakwaan daripada blogger tentang penglibatan Gani Patail dalam kes rasuah dan peranannya dalam kes pembunuhan Altantuya.

Kegagalan Gani Patail menangani isu ini menyebabkan timbul pelbagai tafsiran yang mencemarkan Jabatan Kehakiman,” ujar Mahfuz.


Menurut Mahfuz lagi, jika Gani terus mendiamkan diri, beliau yang juga ahli Parlimen Pokok Sena akan menggerakkan usaha menghantar petisyen kepada Yang di-Pertuan Agong agar suatu Suruhanjaya Diraja dibentuk.


source:harakahdaily

Mat Zain: Charge Gani Patail, not change A-G’s powers

PAS mahu s'jaya diraja siasat peguam negara

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26 September 2011

Pakatan 'won't collapse' over hudud fallout...


Pending the outcome of a meeting of Pakatan Rakyat top leaders on Wednesday, the secretaries-general of the three component parties have assurerd that the coalition will not collapse because of the proposal to implement hudud law in Kelantan.

They have also urged all Pakatan leaders to stop discussing the contentious issue openly until it is resolved at the meeting.

"If that is the objective of Umno (to split Pakatan), it will not be achieved because our cooperation this time is stronger and more mature," PKR secretary- general Saifuddin Nasution (in dark blue shirt) told a press conference at PAS headquarters in Kuala Lumpur today.


Although Umno has always try to drive a wedge within the coalition, he said, Pakatan has the democratic space to respect different views and the capability to resolve disputes.

Also present were PAS secretary-general Mustafa Ali and DAP representative Anthony Loke.

Loke pointed out that hudud law is not a new issue and that the respective position of PAS and DAP has remained the same.

But all three parties have demonstrated that they can work together within Pakatan's common policy framework and jointly administer several states with much success, he said.

He described the controversy as an issue planned by Umno and "sub-contracted" to former premier Dr Mahathir Mohammad to spark a polemic between DAP and PAS.

"Umno's only objective is to split Pakatan before the 13th general election. It has no interest in hudud law. But we will show to the people that Pakatan is here to stay, to challenge BN in the next election," Loke added.

Mustafa also sang the same tune, claiming that Umno has attempted to turn this issue into a 'strategy' to create misunderstanding among Pakatan parties.

"We can't follow their agenda. The issue of Pakatan collapsing does not arise. God willing, we will resolve this issue."

Pakatan top leaders including PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim and DAP chairperson Karpal Singh will be at Wednesday's meeting. However, DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng will miss it because of official trip abroad.

PAS spiritual leader and Kelantan Menteri Besar Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat, who revived the issue, will also be absent due to poor health.

Each time a dispute has arisen between the Islamic PAS and secular DAP over matters of religion, their supporters have felt concerned that the history of 2001 - which saw the departure of DAP from the opposition coalition Barisan Alternative - will be repeated.

The DAP had quit that three-party coalition over PAS' hardline stance to push its Islamic agenda after it became the largest opposition party following the 1999 general election.

The policies that were unacceptable to DAP, included passage of the Hudud Bill in Terengganu and the announcement to establish an Islamic state if PAS takes over Putrajaya.


video

Question for MCA

Apart from defending their cooperation, the three secretaries-general lashed out at Umno's hypocrisy in dealing with the issue.

Mustafa claimed that, when PAS-ruled Kelantan passed the hudud Bill in 1993, this had been supported by both the Umno lawmakers in the state assembly.

Saifuddin added that the Syariah Criminal Enactment (or hudud) Bill passed by the PAS-led Terengganu government has remained in place even after BN took over the state in 2004.

"To date, there is no motion by the BN assemblypersons, including a MCA exco, to repeal the enactment.


"So if MCA wants to withdraw from BN, it can withdraw now because the law still exists. This is my question for (MCA president Dr Chua) Soi Lek," he said.

Mustafa also claimed that PAS had put democracy ahead of hudud law when it was forced to make a choice.

According to him, when the Kelantan government passed the hudud Bill, Mahathir had threatened to "take action" against the state government - which, judging by the situation then, meant declaring an emergency and taking over the administration by force.

"It would have stymied democracy. So between the two, we chose democracy. Freedom of expression is more important to the people," Mustafa recalled.


source:malaysiakini

Pakatan tak akan 'tumbang' kerana isu hudud

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Sarbaini's death - a verdict of misadventure...

The coroner's court in Kuala Lumpur has found that senior customs officer Ahmad Sarbaini Mohamed fell from the Kuala Lumpur Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) office after being on the ledge of the building.

Coroner Aizatul Akmal Maharani, in his verdict before a packed courtroom, said the theory that MACC was involved in his death cannot hold.

“There were no signs of struggle in the incident and the court also dismisses that he committed suicide.”

The coroner, returning a verdict of misadventure, said he believes Ahmad Sarbaini, 56, accidentally fell from the building and was conscious during the fall.

“The court also rules that he died instantly in the fall, and he fell feet first, injuring both feet, and suffering severe head injuries.”

Attorney-General's Chambers officer Mohd Abazafree Mohd Abbas assisted in the inquest, while the MACC was represented by Muhammad Shafee Abdullah.

Lawyer Awtar Singh represented Ahmad Sarbaini's family and lawyers Rosli Dahlan and Nadia Marni Mat Zin appeared on a watching brief for multinational DB Schenker (M) Logistics Bhd.

Sarbaini's widow Masiah@ Maziah Manap and Social Care chairperson Robert Phang were also present in court.

One of the highlights of the inquest followed the discovery that the MACC's CCTV was found to be tampered with, as 22 hours of recording - including the period when Ahmad Sarbaini came into the premises - had apparently been deleted.

A total of 34 witnesses testified in the inquest which took 14 days to complete.

The witnesses included two Hospital Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia pathologists, Dr Faridah Md Nor and Dr Shahrum Abd Wahid.

Ahmad Sarbaini died after falling down from the third floor of the new Kuala Lumpur MACC office in Jalan Cochrane on April 6.

He was arrested as part of the 3B programme but was later released before returning to the MACC that fateful day.

His friends and family members claimed there was foul play in his death. They said he was a clean officer who had been planning to go on the haj this year with his wife and parents.

Ahmad Sarbaini's death came in the midst of a royal commission of inquiry into the death of DAP political aide Teoh Beng Hock, with MACC being the focus of attention.

The RCI, in its report, found that Teoh may have committed suicide resulting to his death on July 16, 2009.

source:malaysiakini

Inkues: Tiada unsur jenayah dalam kematian Sarbaini

Sarbaini jatuh dengan tidak disengaja, bukan bunuh diri

Coroner’s verdict absolves MACC, says lawyer

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Lim Guan Eng - 'I did not even mention Johor'...

The transcript of the interview with Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng conducted by Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) radio does not show any comment by him on Johor's safety records, as claimed by Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin.

Lim's office today provided the link to official transcript of the interview conducted by ABC's Cameron Wilson for the Connect Asia current affairs radio programme to disprove Muhyiddin's claim.

The transcript(below) was sent along with a letter demanding an apology from Bernama, which quoted Muhyiddin criticising Lim in its report on Sept 23 titled Lim Guan Eng should not sabotage other states - Muhyiddin.

“During the interview, Lim did not mention Johor. Lim discussed about the asylum seekers deal, the repeal of the Internal Security Act(ISA) and about Penang.

“At no time did he even mention the word Johor and make any reference to the situation in other states in Malaysia during the Radio Australia interview,” wrote Lim's press secretary Wong Kim Fei.

Wong's latter to Bernama editor-in-chief Yong Soo Heong said the article, which he described as “false, untrue and a pack of lies” had caused Lim to be attacked with “wild ferocity” by Umno leaders.

As such, Lim is seeking an unconditional apology, failing which legal action will be taken.

Presenter: Cameron Wilson
Speaker: Lim Guan Eng, Chief Minister of Penang and Secretary General of Malaysia's Democratic Action Party


Transcript....

Lim Guan Eng is the Chief Minister of the Malaysian state of Penang and the Secretary General of Malaysia's Democratic Action Party, the DAP. Mr Lim has brought resounding progress to Penang under his system of governance based on the principles of 'Competency, Accountability and Transparency'.

On Monday, the Chief Minister delivered a speech on human rights and transparency at a function sponsored by the Centre for Malaysian Studies at Monash University's Asia Institute here in Melbourne.

LIM: We were quite pleased when he made the announcement but when he said subsequently that it'll be scrapped next year likely after the next elections, we were wondering whether he's just a cosmetic exercise and merely to present or portray his human rights credentials. So I think whether this is a genuine repeal of the act I think remains to be seen, there's a big question mark.

WILSON: Do you think you'll get more detail before the election?

LIM: We hope so but if he's sincere about repealing the act he should have done it at the coming parliamentary sitting this year. There's no reason to wait for it next year. How difficult is it to repeal an act? It's only a one-page statute, and I do not think there will be any opposition in parliament.

WILSON: How much of this decision or the announcement to repeal the act, how much do you think is related to some of the protests and the social push that we've seen in Malaysia this year?

LIM: Definitely it's linked because the Bersih rally, the quest for free, fair and clean elections was badly mishandled by the government resulting in two-thousand arrests of ordinary and law-abiding citizens, and Malaysia received widespread condemnation of the harsh crackdown. And I think they lost tremendous support, the Prime Minister's approval rating slipped from a high of 73 per cent to 59 per cent. So this is an attempt by him to shore-up support to try to regain the initiative that he's also a human rights advocate. But we are wondering whether he's merely pouring old wine in new bottles.

WILSON: Does that change in support for the Prime Minister or drop as you say in support for the Prime Minister, does it naturally translate to an increased support for Bersih?

LIM: Definitely, and also I think it also eats into his efforts to try to win back more states in the next elections. So this is as I said an attempt, a cosmetic exercise which will only be proven if he continues to repeal it next year, but if he does it this year. And also the other question of this Cameron is that he has said that whilst the ISA is going to be repealed, it'll be replaced by two other preventive laws, and we are wondering if the preventive laws that he's going to replace the ISA is the same. And it's not one, it's two preventive laws, and are we getting now two ISA's instead of one.

WILSON: And at this stage the detail of those two new laws is still relatively scant?

LIM: No details whatsoever. So it may end up to be just an empty, a meaningless announcement.

WILSON: Can we add, I'd like to hear your personal experience with the Internal Security Act. Now you were arrested under this act in the past, it was quite some time ago, but can you just outline for us the circumstances of that arrest?

LIM: Well I was detained for being a threat to national security, at the time I was only 26 years old, newly elected to parliament, and it is actually a preventive law which detains you without trial. So it is a subjective exercise or discretionary exercise by the minister in charge. They do not have to justify why they arrested you, and it is arbitrary and completely, well described as high-handed abuse of democratic norms, an act to stifle dissent. If I am considered a security threat when I was only 26 years old, I'd like to believe I'm a greater security threat now. Why am I not detained now?

WILSON: But did you know at the time that you were being antagonistic and you perhaps would be subject to this sort of treatment?

LIM: No I expected to be detained at some point of my career, not when I was just elected to parliament. How can you be a threat to national security when you are just 26 and I do not think I was that influential that if I'm not detained the whole country will go up in flames. That is far-fetched.

WILSON: And you were detained for over a year, just explain the circumstances?

LIM: 18 months, well for the first 60 days you are put under solitary confinement, the conditions of detention were what you saw in the movies; interrogation continuously for 48 hours, they put you in an enclosed room without any windows, only a ventilation shute or a vent and you're just cut off completely from society. So you only face four walls and you have no human contact whatsoever except with your interrogators. And I think that boredom and that solitary confinement can really drive you up the wall.

WILSON: So you had no idea of what sort of support you might have had outside of your confinement and how much people knew about your situation?

LIM: For the first 60 days, none. But after my detention was extended for two years, then I had contact with the outside world, but not for the first 60 days.

WILSON: How did that experience shape your political career?

LIM: Well when you're detained under ISA there are only two possible results; one is either you break down and you give in, what ... described to your family you are turned over, or you become more determined to try to reform. And I think that I ended up angry and more determined as I said to make sure that what happened to me if possible doesn't happen to other Malaysians.

WILSON: My guest on Connect Asia's Profile segment today is Lim Guan Eng -- the chief minister of the Malaysian island state of Penang, and Secretary General of Malaysia's Democratic Action Party. Did you feel at all that your family's role, the fact that you're from a politically active family and relatively well educated and the like, did that change the treatment you received?

LIM: No I think that probably they treated me a little bit more harshly than my other comrades, probably because I was a little bit, I was a young man then, I was angry at the fact that I was detained, and some of the questions that they asked and the reasons they tried to justify for my detention were just ridiculous. So they considered me to be uncooperative and that's why as I said perhaps they treated me a little bit more harshly.

WILSON: And how is that use of detention and the ISA, how has that changed in your view the use of that to influence political opposition over the years since you were detained, what is it, it's 25 years ago now?

LIM: 1987, that'll be nearly 25 years, right.

WILSON: So has it changed, have you seen a different treatment of political opponents in that time?

LIM: Yes, I think the treatment now is a little bit more, well I wonder whether the use of the word humane is appropriate, but I think they treat them a little bit gentler than during our time, because they're used to getting away with it, and when you highlighted your abusers they had to do some modifications. But again these are superficial modifications. The core of the issue is that the ISA is evil, detention without trial is wrong. Nothing, no explanation can turn what is black into white. And it must be scrapped unconditionally.

WILSON: So that's what you'd be looking for from the Prime Minister, Najib Razak, is it, a commitment to repeal it unconditionally?

LIM: That's right.

WILSON: How optimistic are you that you will actually see that?

LIM: Well the fact that he's forced to yield, previously his position is that there will be no repeal of the ISA and he's refused to compromise on questions of security. Now this sudden announcement I think is a result of concerted pressure from all segments of society, even from supporters within the ruling coalition. I think he has come to realise that he cannot withstand the demands of civil society, and even if Malaysia is to be a civilised nation such oppressive, repressive and suppressive laws have to go.

WILSON: Do you believe that the Australian High Court decision to reject Australia's planned deal to send asylum seekers to Malaysia for processing and the attention that that has brought on Malaysia as a country, its human rights practices here in Australia, do you feel that's had any influence?

LIM: Well I would say it may have prompted the Prime Minister to speed up the calls and the demands that the ISA be scrapped. Definitely it's embarrassing for Malaysia to be described by certain political leaders in Australia, and I think more importantly by the Australian High Court that we do not measure up to international human rights norms. And I do not think that this is something that we can hold our heads up high, and definitely I'm sure it would have prompted the Prime Minister to speed up the consideration to repeal the act.

WILSON: Is that not overstating the influence of Australia's court decision and the debate here in Australia that this decision could see a repeal enacted that's been on the cards for years with nothing happening?

LIM: I just say it could have prompted the decision be speeded up. As I said Malaysia doesn't want to be measured negatively compared to Nauru. I would think that wouldn't be complimentary by any standards. So definitely it would be embarrassing for any Malaysian leader, well not only just in Australia but also other countries that our human rights record doesn't measure up internationally, and I think by repealing or by making this announcement he has received tremendous credit, and I'm sure Malaysia has received favourable press internationally.

WILSON: So in hindsight was entering into negotiations with Australia for an asylum seeker deal, was that perhaps an error in judgement, did it just bring about greater scrutiny on Malaysia?

LIM: Maybe in retrospect yes, but I think initially they were looking at the economic benefits of this deal. And when Malaysia's human rights record was scrutinised, in the end it just doesn't measure up.

WILSON: Can we just finish up talking a little bit on a separate note, talking about economics in Malaysia at the moment, Penang where you're from, one of the most developed and economically important states of Malaysia. What's driving its boom at the moment?

LIM: I think a couple of factors; number one I think many companies are looking for alternatives and Penang is able to offer that because we have finally got our act together. Principally since we took over in 2008 we have implemented governance based on competency, accountability and transparency. We have taken a strong stance against corruption, promoting integrity and I would like to say that basically we have nearly zero corruption in Penang. We were praised by Transparency International for implementing open tenders and fighting corruption.

WILSON: So has that been a success the implementation of the open tenders?

LIM: Yes we have saved public money resulting in budget surpluses every year, and we've got record budget surpluses, so this has resulted in record levels of investment, record budget surpluses, a labour shortage and also nearly zero debt.

WILSON: Is it something that you could see being applied to the rest of Malaysia?

LIM: Definitely, actually when you talk about open tenders Cameron it is an international norm, but in Malaysia it is considered as what I would describe as even heresy, heresy because Malaysia has never practised open tenders, it is always done through negotiated tenders and basically something for the cronies, something on the gravy train. So we feel that we have proven that a clean government practising transparency, practising open tenders can out-perform a government that looks after cronies and is not transparent.

WILSON: So given all we've discussed in the last 15 minutes here, the change in politics, some of the change in the economics that you've just discussed there, how significant is this moment in Malaysia's history for real reform, to really see changes in the future of the way the country is run?

LIM: Well we're at a crossroads, whether we can see change and I think change is now the most powerful word in the world. You can't stop change, you either have to change or you will be changed, and it is up to Malaysians to seize the initiative to reclaim democracy and reclaim their government. Government should be for the people, not for the cronies, and if Malaysians are able to have the courage to change I'm sure we can be high-income economy and we can join the ranks of civilised democratic nations.

source:malaysiakini

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