Khutbah Jumaat di Australia
Anwar Ibrahim in conversation with Jay Weatherill, Premier of South Australia
Anwar Ibrahim in conversation with Nobel Physics Laureate Prof Brian Schmidt
An Australian couple stopped Anwar Ibrahim in the streets of Adelaide to wish him well and shake his hand
Malaysian having lunch at MamakCorner @Adelaide surprised to see Anwar there
Dissent and Democracy: an audience with Anwar Ibrahim.Audio of the speech at Adelaide Festival of Ideas available here
Anwar Ibrahim blasts government's 'weak' response to student threats
Kerajaan berjiwa fakir, halang pelajar berjumpa Anwar di Australia
Dr Mahathir Mohamad mengakui politik wang masih berleluasa dalam Umno dan mengakui perwakilan yang mengundi pada pemilihan kali ini didalangi dengan kerenah politik wang.
Beliau berkata rakyat tidak perlu berharap kerajaan untuk membetulkan sistem sedia ada kerana mereka masih tidak mampu memperbaiki kelemahan dalam Umno.
"Saya dapati budaya rasuah masih berleluasa dan mereka yang mengundi dalam pemilihan hanya didorong oleh kerenah politik wang.
"Saya sendiri semasa bertanding di peringkat bahagian Umno terpaksa menyalurkan RM200 seorang. Jadi anda boleh bayangan berapa banyak yang telah dihabiskan sehingga saya menjadi Perdana Menteri," katanya dalam Majlis Sambutan Aidiladha di Kuala Lumpur hari ini.
Kalau dah pemimpin UMNO bertaraf Presiden main politik wang untuk dapatkan jawatan dan kuasa jadi apa nak hairan pemimpin UMNO di p[eringkat yang lebih rendah.
Jadi kata-kata keramat UMNO dan Rasuah tidak dapat di pisahkan umpama kientut dengan taik adalah benar dan sahih belaka.
Masih ada juak-juak UMNO nak nafikan lagi apabila pemimpin yang paling kalian julang dan kagum sudah mengaku secara terbuka.-f/bk
ROS' polls double standards gets DAP whipping...
The Registrar of Societies (ROS) has gone out of the way in playing peacemaker by asking MCA to drop a resolution to censure its deputy president Liow Tiong Lai but is ignoring its immediate responsibility concerning alleged irregularities in the Umno polls, says the DAP.
The party's Kulai MP Teo Nie Ching pointed out that despite justification by Umno leaders that the irregularities were isolated and did not warrant a re-election, its situation was no different than that of DAP's if not worse. In DAP's case, the ROS had forced the party to hold a re-election after it admitted to a botch up in the tabulation process of its party polls' results.
"(Umno Youth chief) Khairy Jamaluddin alleged that the irregularities in Umno's wing elections last Saturday were only ‘isolated cases' and did not need ROS to take action.
"His statement is ridiculous to me to say that the irregularities were only ‘isolated cases', wasn't tabulation error in the DAP elections last year an ‘isolated case' as well?" queried Teo (above) in a statement today.
Furthermore, she aid another Umno leader, Abdul Rahman Dahlan's justification that DAP's situation was different as it involved constitution matters while Umno's was only procedural problems made no sense.
"Perhaps he can enlighten us, why the tabulation error in the DAP elections were ‘constitution issues' which warranted the fresh elections, while the ‘procedural problems' he claimed isn't the same with technical error and should face the same action?" he said.
Indirect admission of guilt
She added that Umno secretary-general Tengku Adnan Mansor's statement that not more than 10 percent of Umno divisions faced technical glitches was an admission of guilt and the ROS should act at once
"I believe that these cases are just tips of the iceberg. Meanwhile, we still have not heard anything from the ROS.
"Will the ROS probe the issues raised in the Umno elections and take actions against Umno such as ordering fresh polls?
"Is their silence towards Umno is an admission that they are Umno's running dogs and no more an impartial body?" she said.-malaysiakini