11 August 2015

Prison walls no barrier to Anwar's birthday bash...

Some 50 people gathered outside the Sungai Buloh Prison today to celebrate the 68th birthday of jailed former opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim.

Among those in attendance were Anwar's wife and PKR president Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail and their five daughters.


Also present were PKR vice-presidents Tian Chua and Rafizi Ramli, and the party's Wanita chief Zuraida Kamaruddin.

The crowd, who sang Happy Birthday and Allah Selamatkan Kamu (God save you) for Anwar from outside the prison gates, also brought three birthday cakes and a giant postcard signed by supporters.

The PKR de facto leader was on Feb 10 sentenced to five years' jail by the Federal , which upheld his Court of Appeal conviction for sodomising his former aide Saiful Bukhari.

Critics have slammed the sentence as politically-motivated, a claim that Anwar's family maintains till today.

Nurul Izzah Anwar said her father's imprisonment, and the recent cabinet reshuffle that saw Umno deputy president Muhyiddin Yassin axed, are proof that Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak is a dictator.

"It is clear that Najib is a dictator who is misusing his powers to ensure that there is no separation of powers," Nurul Izzah, who is the MP for Lembah Pantai, said.- mk

My Friend is 68

Intelektual dunia bersama tuntut Anwar bebas...

Mungkin itulah hadiah hari ulang tahun paling bermakna buat Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim apabila sekumpulan intelektual dunia tampil bersama menuntut pembebasannya tanpa syarat.

Dalam kenyataan bersama itu, kumpulan itu antaranya mengutuk penjara lima tahun terhadap Anwar dan percaya ia sebagai sebuah “fitnah politik”.

Antara nama-nama besar yang tampil menyatakan bantahan mereka termasuk, John L Esposito, Richard Falk, Noam Chomsky, Slavoj Žižek, Francis Fukuyama, Saad Eddin Ibrahim dan Karen Armstrong.

“Kami menggesa kerajaan Malaysia, yang seringkali menyatakan ingin menjadi sebuah demokrasi terbaik di dunia untuk membebaskan Anwar Ibrahim, dan mengangkat prinsip-prinsip demokrasi tanpa sebarang syarat,” kata mereka.

Kenyataan bersama 33 orang itu, termasuk separuh tokoh pelbagai bidang Filipina, itu diedarkan oleh PKR hari ini sempena ulang tahun ke-68 Anwar hari ini.

Anwar memang terkenal mempunyai hubungan baik dengan tokoh-tokoh intelektual di pelbagai negara sebelum ini.

Bagaimanapun, mereka tidak pernah tampil dengan kenyataan bersama menyatakan sikap jelas sebelum ini.

Kenyataan itu dilihat sebahagian kempen berterusan penyokongnya bagi memberi tekanan kepada kerajaan Malaysia.

Anwar dipenjarakan lima tahun selepas didapati bersalah meliwat bekas pembantunya Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan.- mk

When Najib turned up uninvited at the Umno Pasir Gudang Meet...

Hidung tak mancung, pipi tersorong sorong.

It is monstrously embarrassing. The public being told that PM invited himself to the UMNO Pasir Gudang Meet. There is a Malay saying. Most people will know it. Hidung tak mancung, pipi tersorong sorong.

Your nose is flat, to make it appear pointed, you push forward your cheeks. I don’t know of a similar English idiom.

The president has the thickest skin.

Unfortunately the UMNO president has no shame. He has thick skin, and his heart is black. He cares not what happens to the country, he is interested only in in his survival and his beloved office.

He does not understand a basic principle. Even a divine right is not a right to govern wrong. A mandate given by 3.2 million, which is unlikely, is not a mandate to do wrong. The mandate can be recalled. Which is happening now.

The whole country is united in revulsion and abhorrence of the PM. They want him to leave. He is a menace to this country. Even UMNO members think of him as a liability. But he does not care. He will bring the name of Tun Razak into disrepute.

The crowd in Pasir Gudang was hostile.

It began with the UMNO division head, Khaled Nordin. The Johore MB made a very sarcastic speech. He told delegates about being lucky that the UMNO president invited himself to UMNO Pasir Gudang Meeting. In other words the President gate-crashed.

At the end of the meeting, PM najib was presented with a memorandum. One of the requests contained in there is asking PM Najib to leave. That is actually a polite way of asking PM Najib to leave office permanently.

The UMNO president thought he can neutralise the animosity of the crowd. He thought he can be his charming self. When he asked whether delegates wanted BR1M, the surprise answer was NO.

Obviously UMNO delegates in Pasir Gudang has more class. There are still progressive material in UMNO after all.

In a place I am most familiar with, RM50, a hamper and 1 bicycle are enough to secure eternal loyalty. Maybe throw in a bottle of zamzam water. That’s about it.

Their rejection of BR1M which is just a euphemism for free money, is a watershed response. This means UMNO members refused to be bought. They do not want his money. They do not want tainted money.

UMNO members think the RM2.6 billion so called donation is tainted money. They say its money from 1MDB laundered. It is like something that has gone through a cat’s digestive system and deposited on the lawn. The people want nothing of it.

It is also clear, the UMNO president considers BR1M as a means to buy support and allegiance. Maybe this was why he spent more than RM3 billion to win the 2013 elections.

He was challenged to reveal all.

Yet he refused. He was only rhetorical. He was the one daring the delegates to listen. When he asked whether delegates wanted to hear him spill the beans and can of worms, delegates told him go ahead. He declined to do what he said.

People know the truth.

Nobody wants to listen to him explain anything but the issue of RM2.6 billion donation. Everyone wants to know about 1MDB. People want to know why the AG was sacked. People want to know why MACC was stormed by the police. People want to know about these things.

Every umno member knows about donations. But donations to party, as the president said go into party accounts so they can be audited properly and given receipts. In 2012 Najib made that speech concerning donations to party. In 2013, he received RM2.6 billion which did not go into party accounts. They went into his account.

Why must a donation go through a complicated routing? If it was a mere donation, why wasn’t the money sent directly into najibs account?  Instead the money was sent by one Arab bank to its affiliates Falcon Bank and Tanore Finance to involving Wells Fargo Bank and finally into Najib’s personal account. Why all the serpentine moves?

The UMNO president can claim he has the support of 3 million UMNO members. There are 26 million others out there who are willing to donate Japanese short swords to him to carry out seppuku. - Mohd.Ariff Sabri bin Hj. Abdul Aziz@sakmongkol ak47

Apa punya malang, sudahlah siku buruk,hidung pula tak mancung...

Dr M: Street demo to oust Najib only as last resort...

Street demonstration to oust Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak could be done but only as a last resort, said former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

He was replying to a question on the #TangkapNajib rally on Aug 1, and the mammoth Bersih 4 rally scheduled to be held on Aug 29 and 30 to push for Najib's resignation.

"That would be the last resort. We are not violent people. We should not resort to street demonstrations because it could affect others.

"But if there is no way, then it could be done," he told a press conference at University Tunku Abdul Rahman today.

Earlier, Mahathir when responding to a query from a student in the dialogue session, hinted that Malaysians are very tolerant towards Najib (photo).

"Malaysians are tolerant people; perhaps too tolerant. In other countries, people have demonstrated to demand leaders to step down," he said.

'Remove Najib, the cause of our crisis'

When asked about the solution for the crisis now, including the falling ringgit, Mahathir gave a very simple anwer: Change Najib, whom he points to as the one responsible for the crisis.

"The solution is simple but to achieve it is hard. The solution is to remove the man who is the cause of all this.

"But the problem, as I said, is how do you do it? That part, I have no answer just yet," he said receiving thunderous applause from almost a thousand-strong audience at the university's multi-purpose hall.

Mahathir has been a constant thorn in Najib's side after criticising the administration and its performance, as well as the lifestyle of the prime minister and his family members, since last year, especially in relation to the 1Malaysia Development Berhad fiasco. - mk

Dr M: Boleh demo desak Najib undur..

Undi tidak percaya: Najib minta PAS tolong selamatkannya...

Selepas pemecatan Timbalan Perdana Menteri Muhyiddin Yassin dan kemungkinan rundingan antara MP pembangkang dan sebahagian daripada Umno BN untuk menjalankan undi tidak percaya terhadap Najib, tumpuan kini beralih kepada PAS.

Parti Melayu kedua terbesar itu mungkin kini adalah satu-satunya harapan untuk Najib.

Berdasarkan kenyataan 17 ahli parlimen pembangkang - yang turut disertai pengerusi Gerakan Harapan Baharu Mohammad Sabu, baru-baru ini, undi tidak percaya tidak mustahil akan dicadangkan dalam sesi Dewan Rakyat seterusnya yang bermula Oktober ini. Atau boleh jadi lebih awal.

Walaupun pembangkang hanya memiliki 87 kerusi parlimen berbanding 134 oleh BN, Najib tetap dapat dijatuhkan jika MP yang menyokong Muhyiddin dan Syafie Apdal turut bekerjasama. Shafie mempunyai pengaruh besar di Sabah yang memiliki 25 kerusi parlimen. Di Johor pula, lebih separuh MP di sana menyokong Muhyiddin. Malah keluarga diraja Johor sendiri tidak senang dengan Najib.

Kumpulan 17 MP ini menjanjikan kerajaan sementara selama setahun sebelum Pilihanraya Umum (PRU) ke-14 dijalankan dan kerajaan baru dilantik. Kerajaan sementara ini pasti akan menyiasat 1MDB serta skandal-skandal lain yang berlaku ketika pentadbiran Najib.

Sekiranya bekas perdana menteri Dr Mahathir Mohamad mahu menamatkan riwayat politik Najib tamat dengan apa cara sekali pun, beliau boleh menggesa MP yang menyokong Muhyiddin agar mengundi menolak Najib.

Cuma yang menjadi penghalang kini adalah MP Pas yang taat kepada Presiden Abdul Hadi Awang dan Mursyidul Am Haron Din. Abdul Hadi mungkin mengambil peluang ini untuk menguatkan tekanan ke atas Najib, agar membenarkan hudud dibahas di Parlimen dengan menawarkan sokongan MP dari partinya.

Pas memiliki 21 ahli parlimen, termasuk dari kumpulan progresif - Khalid Samad, Dr Hatta Ramli, Kamaruddin Jaafar, Mujahid Yusuf dan Dr Mariah Mahmod.

Matematik mudah menunjukkan yang kumpulan pembangkang yang mahu menjatuhkan Najib perlu menarik 24 MP BN agar menyokong usul itu. Pada masa sama, Pas pula boleh menawarkan 16 ahli parlimen (selepas ditolak bilangan daripada kumpulan progresif) kepada Najib.

Justeru usaha pembangkang untuk menjatuhkan Najib melalui undi tidak percaya ini bukanlah mudah. Pendirian Pas sejak awal krisis 1MDB amat jelas – parti itu tidak akan masuk campur dan tidak akan mengikut parti-parti pembangkang mendesak pengunduran Najib.

Memang Timbalan Presiden PAS Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man ada beberapa kali mengkritik Najib. Akan tetapi Abdul Hadi sendiri tidak memberikan apa-apa kecaman atau kritikan keras ke atasnya dalam isu 1MDB ini. Malah Haron Din pula pernah mengatakan bahawa beliau tidak percaya penyaluran wang berbilion ringgit ke dalam akaun peribadi Najib.

Dua tokoh yang amat ditaati ahli Pas ini tentunya mempunyai perhitungan sendiri atas pendirian tersebut. Jadi, tiada sebab untuk kita meragui kemungkina PAS akan terus menyokong Najib sehinggalah PRU seterusnya. Sokongan itu semakin jelas jika dilihat komen Abdul Hadi berhubung rombakan Kabinet yang hebat dipertikai rakyat.

“Kita tak boleh kata bersetuju atau tidak (dengan barisan cabinet baru), kita tunggu sejauh mana mereka dapat laksanakan tugas khususnya bagi isu melibatkan rakyat dan negara,” katanya seperti dipetik Astro Awani.

Jika PAS terus dilihat menyokong Najib dan Umno, mereka berhadapan risiko kehilangan tapak sokongan mereka, iaitu pengundi Melayu. Sukar untuk percaya yang Najib akan membenarkan pindaan perlembagaan dibuat bagi pelaksanaan hudud. Ini kerana angkah mengundang risiko kehilangan sokongan di kalangan MP dari Sabah dan Sarawak. Mereka sama sekali tidak akan setuju dengan hudud.


Lebih parah,  mereka bukanlah penyokong membabi buta. Mereka boleh sahaja menarik sokongan dan beralih kepada pembangkang.  Ironinya, andai kata hudud tidak juga diluluskan pada sesi terakhir Dewan Rakyat untuk tahun ini, majoriti penyokong Pas akan meninggalkan parti itu yang dilihat telah gagal mutlak.

Sesunguhnya politik Melayu tidak wajar kembali ke era sebelum Reformasi 1998. Sudah banyak kerosakan berlaku sepanjang tempoh 1998-2000, yang dicetuskan oleh keterdesakan Mahathir untuk kekal berkuasa,  di tengah-tengah kemelut krisis ekonomi.

Satu pendekatan baru dalam politik - melangkaui politik perkauman Umno dan Pas, perlu dilakukan. Pemimpin Melayu dalam Umno, Pas, PKR dan parti-parti lain yang mencintai negara ini perlu mencuba konsep konsensus nasional.

Krisis politik kali ini sudah mencapai tahap kritikal. Ditambah pula dengan hutang negara yang mencecah RM600 bilion serta hutang isi rumah RM800 bilion. Ditambah dengan hutang 1MDB sebanyak RM42 bilion serta pelbagai hutang  GLC yang dijamin kerajaan, negara pasti akan terjerumus ke dalam kehancuran ekonomi.

Berdasarkan keadaan sekarang, Malaysia bakal mengikut jejak langkah Greece jika MP kita masih tidak mahu mengenepikan perbezaan di antara mereka dan mula bekerjasama.- Rizuan Shamsudin,theantdaily

 Mendidih di DUNIA...belum lagi mendidih di Akhirat...

 Tanpa UMNO orang UMNO tak boleh hidup.Ptuihhhh...

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 If the ringgit continues to weaken, and breach RM4.00 to a U.S. dollar, the peoples’ anger could spill to the street because it has reached a stage where they need someone to be blamed. As expected they would put the blame on one single person – the USD 700 million dollar man, Najib Razak....

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