Friday, February 26, 2010

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Posted: 26 Feb 2010 03:41 PM PST

WHEN IT'S OK TO USE A SWEAR WORD

Posted: 26 Feb 2010 03:41 PM PST

 

 

 

 

 

 

   WHEN IT'S OK TO USE A SWEAR WORD
 

 














































































 

 

 

 
 

Courtesy of Malaysian Scandal

“4 years On.Saturday & February Again..??”

Posted: 26 Feb 2010 09:48 AM PST

On Saturday 4th February 2006 the undisputed shortest Supreme Council meeting of any political party attended by 32 SC members happened. The meeting for 10th PRS SC meeting started at 2.04pm and finished at 2.29pm( now termed the 25 minutes meeting before the PRS Crisis) The SC meeting was held also just after Chinese New Year.

What was in the agenda..? Better still what was discussed

  • Opening address
  • Confirmation of Minutes
  •  MERGER OF PARTI RAKYAT SARAWAK AND SARAWAK PROGRESSIVE DEMOCRATIC PARTY
  • 9th State election.

Item on Merger and this was said,"James assured the Council that he would not leave the Supreme Council,and asked all members of the Council to support him with regards to the merger of Parti Rakyat Sarawak(PRS) and Sarawak Progressive Democratic party(SPDP),to which the council fully endorsed their agreement.

The Council unanimously agree that a Merger Committee would be established with the Deputy Presidents of both parties being the head of the said Merger Committee

Today 27th February 2010 PRS SC council would meet the new Merger committee Road Map Chairman of SPDP Paulus Gumbang and PRS Wilfred Nissom. The Chairman of the Merger committee of both parties are SPDP Peter Nyarok and PRS Billy Abit Joo. Has this been sanctioned by SPDP.??

28th February 2010( sunday) will be SPDP's turn for the SC. Surely they will be discussing the 5 + 3 SPDP Separatists who has taken their own individual initiative to fast forward the merger plans. What will happen is anyones guess..?

Why the 25 minutes meeting? It was because hidden hands were involved into speculating that there were two factions within PRS slugging it out but in actual fact there was none. It was all due to certain personalities who was not given a fair share of the bargain and today we see this happening in SPDP. Are the people who hyped it all up still around? They certainly are and if we are to retract back it be like writing a Whole PRS Crisis indetails book. ( tasty and juicy bits included)

So now its another Pre-Emptive move by the SPDP Separatists as put forward by the Hidden Chess players behind James Masing. What was then can happen again and even beore PRS met the Press eventhough it was a 25 minutes meeting this was agreed upon.

'At the Press Conference to be held after the 10th Supreme Council meeting.YB Dato Sri James Masing and Cr. Ernest Chua,being the Deputy Publicity chief ,would inform the press that there were never any in-fighting within the party,and allnews as produced in the papers were mere speculations.(Still PRS went into a crisis with the sacking on 25th May 2006 of the 6 Appointed Members.There was no turning back from then on and the crisis resolved just after GE in March 2009 

Will SPDP be able to remain intact? Its the month of February and from what is happening now the SPDP Separatists have only one mind to park or join PRS but using the merger as an excuse.

They will use the reasons of Stanley Ajang and Gabrile Adit being accepted into SPDP and why not them joining PRS? It will of course make sense as the 5 YBs will still be members of Barisan National and the PM has given them the assurance eventhough the CM has told them to cool it. Its all a delicate situation and Mawan has already invited them back home but still the 5 YBs and 3 SC separatists are still defiant and looking at PRS to park themselves. 

It has been 4 years on and this "Merger" plan is still being used by SPDP/PRS members who sees it as an opportunity to camouflage the crisis which they might or may face in the weeks to come.

Plain and Simple:-It must be noted by all concerned that PRS Constitution states in Article XX that the Party shall not be dissolved/merged except by a) resolution passed by the TDC attended by not less than three-fifths of the delegates eligible to attend u nder the provisions of Article VII Clause 1(a) of this constitution. The notice of dissolution/merger shall be submitted to the Registrar of Societies Malaysia within 14 days from the date of dissolution/merger.   

Will the merger happened quickly..?? PRS TDC is in May and SPDP had theirs just barely a month ago. Whats the next bests action? EGM and bent the rules and go around the whole process to make it materialise. This The oppostion parties will surely use against the State BN as it faces the rakyat for a new mandate.

CM is absoltuely right when he told the group of Separatists to COOL IT and now itas Crystal clear why he is saying it. Afterall Taib would not be able to be Chief Minister for 28 years without knowing what happens next. Taib also knows his law very well and he has used it to good effect in all his years of political goverance.

Its a tough call for those involved in this BN infighting and at bests it needs o be solved in the mosts amicable and logical way. The Brains needs to work overtime and those HIDDEN CHESS PLAYERS who sees personal agendas as their FOOLS GOLD needs to step aside. This is bigger than them now as the internet age has given many in the political fields an added advantage if they know how to make full use of the technology available.

February its your turn again………….


Molester GHANI PATAIL&asshole Khairy Would anyone raise voice against the molesting of our JUDICIARY?

Posted: 26 Feb 2010 05:59 AM PST

As for AG, there is no hope. He was no impartial from day one. Maybe the AG hat is just way too big for this Patail. If he can't serve Malaysian decisively and fairly, it is better he resigns and let someone better do the job.
These findings confirm the prevalence of the bureaucratic and administrative forms of corruption that take place at the implementation end of politics, where the public meets public officials. Bureaucratic corruption pervades the Malaysian administrative system with widespread practices of bribery, nepotism, and misuse of official positions and resources.  report states that Malaysia is characterised by a deeply rooted patronage system and pervasive corruption at all levels of the polity and administration.
It didn't come as much of a surprise therefore, when a recent secret survey conducted by a government agency found that over 100 very senior secretary-level government officials have joined, either as full-time executives or as board members, companies with whom they had done official business.The crackdown in corruption has to come from the top. Its a pervasive cancer and affects us at every point in our lives. We have become inured to this and accept it as a part of our lives. Our politicians who are easily the kingpins have generated a lot of awe and envy and I am surprised to see hoardings of "leaders" and their yes men at evey corner. The stakes are high and the system is totally corrupt. I dont see a strong future for our country.
In malaysia, the web of corruption probably has a bureaucratic core. A vast bureaucracy that is instituted to control every aspect of economic life creates the incentives for individual and institutionalized corruption. Then the "democratic" political system uses that bureaucracy to extract rents that are used for fueling the vast political machinery. It is no mystery that underdevelopment and high degrees of corruption are highly correlated. There are causal links between the two and most likely these are bi-directional. MALAYSIA'S development is critically dependent on reducing corruption. The cost of corruption to the country could be billions , management guru estimates.
Last few months, we saw the whole nation following passionately the case o f SODOMY11 'Molester GHANI PATAIL'. Would anyone raise voice against the molesting of our JUDICIARY?
If desecration is done on their sacred places, will they let them off the hook? These purported journalists disguised themselves as devotees entered the Catholic church and partake the holy communion, should they be let off the hook? Double standard!Why the double standard? When RPK wrote about Islam, this UMNO youth monkey along with JAIS, JAKIM and JAKUN jumps to the roof demanding blood. And the AG Office was very fast at issuing the arrest warrant! The police was equally very swift indeed arresting RPK! For what they think (hell! they could not even understand what they read) had offended Islam they sent RPK to Kamunting.
Now when those reporter humiliate the catholic church and arrogantly publish their misdeeds, this monkey again jumps, but now saying nothing should be done and the "culprit had learnt their lessons"?
I am Muslim, but I think this garbage from AG Office is pure double standard and nonsense! How could they expect the non-Muslims to respect the Muslims if these UMNO regime institutions keep churning double-standard garbage!wWhat these 2 extremist journalists did was a premeditated act with intentions to provoke a eaction fromthe Christians – particularly the Catholic Church. They knew and believed that this "desecration of the host" is something that Catholics would find it very intolerable.
That the AG would sweep it under the carpet shows that he believes that the Muslims can insult other minority religions at whim for political gains.
No wonder he commands no moral authority whatsoever in everything he does.
Now a political nobody, a has been, need to stooop so low to want to carry his balls by defending his in-actions.
Precedent has been set by AG whereby desceration of religion practice by others of different faith will not be persecuted. What kind of messages is AG sending out? It is as if the AG has a wild beast free to attack anybody!.If desecration is done on their sacred places, will they let them off the hook? These purported journalists disguised themselves as devotees entered the Catholic church and partake the holy communion, should they be let off the hook? Double standard!
The AG will undoubtedly take the same stance pertaining to the cow head saga. What if it had been the other way round if a Catholic had gone to a mosque and desecrated some holy articles? Would the AG drop charges or would he press more charges? The world is watching such activities repeatedly occuring in Malaysia. Is this in keeping with the so called 1Malaysia? It appears that what is good for the goose is not good for the gander. God is watching coz heaven has eyesIt is all premeditated. All the scipt was prepared in advance perhaps on the instruction of some religious bigot during a gathering. Which journalist will risk himself, with this undertaking, knowing fully well that there no iota of truth in the matter?
Their journalistic role was purely meant to intimidate. No More! What kind of news were they hoping to produce when there is now news.
Now the truth of prearranged assignment is out. They are off – SCOT FREE.
To say that, to press charges may raised tension and triggered unrest is the most stupid thing to say ,as many Muslims would see the wrong committed by these two journalists. To press charges wrong bring satisfaction to many including Muslims except some sturbborn extremists Malays like Khairy. The Allah issue has nothing to do with these two mischivious trouble makers. The Allah issue is the mistake of the home ministry who try to ban the catholic weekly from using the word.This is how UMNO works. Ordinary citizens are subjected to rule of law, however not the ruling UMNO elite. We shall do them a favour in the next general election.
The obvious conclusion that we can come to is that like the church firebombing, and the pig head throwing, the cow head incident, and now the desecration of the communion, they are all acting for, or under the instruction of UMNO. Najib's One Malaysia is the biggest lie since Dr. Goebbels Nazi propaganda machine went out of work.
Every single issue is manipulated by the politicians, as long as they can gain political mileage. Talk of strengthening our resolve.
Should anyone in their right mind believe either him or UMNO ?
Liberhan: 17 years and few surprisesM J Akbar,

THE SIEGE WITHIN

A mere handful of professions are honoured with an honorific that survives beyond the office. Priests, judges, armed services officers, professors and doctors, of both the medical and academic disciplines: that's about it. Journalists, even editors, and politicians, even cabinet ministers, would invite ridicule if they handed out visiting cards marked 'Editor X' or 'Cabinet Minister Y'. Indians are, at best, ambivalent about media and politics. They respect our guardians of law, knowledge and security. There is a new tendency among former envoys to add 'Ambassador' before their name, a practice borrowed from America, but this is a title snatched from vanity rather than bestowed by popular acclaim.
Ego sometimes persuades a pompous politician to flaunt a bogus 'Dr' on his nameplate. This is not a reward for academic brilliance but an upgrade to a peacock feather, the 'honorary doctorate', a worthless piece of paper handed out by an institution desperate for attention. However, this does not matter too much, since we do not expect a high level of honesty from our politicians. Only two letters separate use from abuse, so there will always be a quack preening himself in the garb of a doctor. But when a person held in high esteem dilutes the trust reposed in him, it affects the collective reputation of the brotherhood.
Justice M S Liberhan did not need 17 years and a thousand pages to tell us what has been public knowledge since December 6, 1992. The Babri mosque was not torn down in the dark of night. It was brought down slowly, stone by stone, in Sunday sunlight, before hundreds of journalists, to the cheers of countless thousands of kar sewaks in and around Ayodhya. The mosque was not dynamited in a minute; it was demolished by crowbar and shovel.
Of course, senior leaders of the BJP and RSS were present, for they were kar sewaks as well. Atal Bihari Vajpayee was not there, but he was in nearby Lucknow, albeit a reluctant guest, but unable to refuse the invitation to the party. Newspapers the next day, and magazines the next weekend, published their pictures, some of which became iconic. We did not need a wait of 17 years to learn that Vinay Katiyar was responsible: he has been claiming responsibility for over 6,000 days.
Sharad Pawar, then defence minister, showed a filmed record of December 6 to an invited group at the home of a party MP a few days later. The Liberhan Commission could have completed half its report by taking a look at that film. The media was equally comprehensive in its coverage of the brutal riots that followed: The Sri Krishna report has done far greater justice to the truth in its findings on the Maharashtra riots, so much so that there is all-party collusion on its non-implementation. There was only one question trapped in doubt: What was prime minister P V Narasimha Rao doing while Babri was destroyed on the longest day of the last two decades? Why was home minister S B Chavan, father of the present Maharashtra chief minister, immobile, inscrutable and stolid?
Shock raced through Delhi when word filtered through that an assault had begun in Ayodhya. Phone calls began to pour into the prime minister's residence in the hope that he would use the authority of the state to uphold the rule of law and fulfil a political and moral obligation. There was a monstrous response from the prime minister's personal secretary. The PM was either unavailable or, worse, asleep. It was a lie. Rao's inaction and Chavan's collaboration were deliberate.
Liberhan protects Rao with an equally conscious fudge, shuffling the blame on to unspecified intelligence agencies. Everyone knew what was going on, IB officers better than most. Rao called a Cabinet meeting only in the evening, when there was nothing left to be saved — not even reputation. By this time, fires of hatred were lighting up the dusk of Mumbai and dozens of cities across the nation. An elaborate programme of blame, reward and punishment was put into place. Those (including bureaucrats and journalists) who acquiesced in Rao's charade were rewarded; Congress Muslims got a bonus for silence. Rao remained in power till 1996, but he neither ruled nor lived in peace.
The words of this column will make no difference. A government can reduce the past to rubble as easily as an Opposition party can erase a centuries-old mosque. My apologies for a rare detour into the personal, but this is a rare moment. I was a minor part of the Rao government and resigned on the night of December 6 since the stone wall constructed around the prime minister's house had become impervious to anything except sycophancy. Words demand a different kind of loyalty, and one was relieved to return to the world of words.
"I don't want to speculate on the reason..but there are things that you can take to court and others best to leave it to other sensible ways for solution,"asshole Khairy said.

By Syed Jaymal Zahiid

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 26 — Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin(picture) said today the Attorney General's decision to let two Al-Islammagazine journalists off the hook for allegedly desecrating Catholic Communion hosts should not matter so long as the magazine has "learned its lesson from this episode."

Pakatan Rakyat (PR) leaders including the DAP's Lim Kit Siang and PAS central committee member Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa, however, believe the decision not to charge the two may send a negative signal that the rule of law can be undermined by politics.

Khairy told The Malaysian Insider that it would be inappropriate to speculate on the reason behind the decision by the AG's chambers to take no further action.

He, however, argued that the decision may have been reached to "balance out" the racial and religious tension caused by the "Allah" row in a bid to prevent further unease.

The "Allah" row had triggered a nationwide uproar among conservative Muslims. The tension escalated into attacks on houses of worships of both Christians and Muslims.

The attacks also tarnished Malaysia's moderate credentials among the international community.

"I don't want to speculate on the reason..but there are things that you can take to court and others best to leave it to other sensible ways for solution," Khairy said.

"But I feel that whether or not the charges are dropped is not important. What is important is that people learn from this lesson and I am sure that the magazine has learned its lesson from this episode," he added.

The two Al-Islam journalists had pretended to be Christians and took part in a Catholic Mass to probe allegations that Muslims were being converted.

In their article, the two admitted to receiving Holy Communion — which is in the form of bread which Catholics believe changes to the body of Jesus Christ through the rite. They said they subsequently spat it out in what Catholics consider an act of desecration.

A police report was subsequently lodged against the two journalists.

The duo were then investigated under Section 298A (1) of the Penal Code for causing disharmony, disunity or feelings of enmity, hatred or ill will, or prejudicing the maintenance of harmony or unity, on grounds of religion.

It was reported yesterday that the Dang Wangi district police headquarters, through the officer in charge of the case, had sent a letter to the complainant telling him that the AG's office would not be pressing charges.

No reason was given for the decision.

Lim said the decision not to charge the two indicate the lack of seriousness by the authorities to safeguard domestic religious harmony.

"The decision shows the AG is not serious in protecting and safeguarding religious and racial harmony in the context of a plural and multi-racial Malaysia," he told The Malaysian Insider.

Mujahid on the other hand agreed with Khairy that it was not apt to speculate on the reason behind the decision to drop the charges.

But he regretted the possibility that politics could have been behind the decision to drop the case.

"They might have strong reasons to do so. It may be for security reasons but there has been much doubt about this (even if its true) as many of its (AG's chambers) decision are done due to political reasons," he toldThe Malaysian Insider.

The Parit Buntar MP also agreed that the decision may be connected to the "Allah" row and that it was done to prevent further tension.

But he said the authority should tackle the negative perception that it is upholding the law based on religious and political considerations.

Posted by Chittarkottaian

Historica Malaysia Revisited

Posted: 26 Feb 2010 07:39 AM PST

In response to my recent compilation "Where Do Malays Come From? Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey @ The Origin of Bumiputra" and the 120 mins documentary with DNA evidence support by Dr. Spencer Wells revealing the truth about where do Malays as well as the rest of us come from ...


Watch The Bigger Version Version Here

Someone sent this to me the following 'truth' about Ah Pek Hang Tuah!

Dear all,

The truth shall be forever hidden from now - our history

This came from the anthropological team from one of the Aussie universities.
As far as I know, it is genuine, considering where it came from.

Have a read and see what you think.

HARI INI DALAM SEJARAH

The Truth Revealed (with evidence)!

In June 1998, the government of Malaysia had hired a team of experts from all over the world to be gathered here in Malaysia for a research project to compliment the history studies that we undertook in our secondary school.

The objective of the research is simply:

1. To find proof and evidence that show the Malays were the origins of Malaysia and they were the first race and religion that landed their feet in Malaysia .

2. To further strengthen their claims, first they need to find the graveyard of the Hang Tuah, Hang Jebat, Hang Lekiu and others.. to show the existence of their pioneers.

3. The Batu Bersurat in Terengganu, reveals that the islamic religion has landed in Malaysia for more than a hundred years ago which further strengthen their claims!

BEWARE & OPEN YOUR EYES!!! Go and ask your brother, sister, niece, nephew etc. Since the year 1999 (if i'm not mistaken) or year 2000, do they
study about HANG TUAH anymore?

Why is that popular subject GONE? Missing in action? or evidence reveals something else that caused the government to stop the syllabus and HIDE
the TRUTH?

Here are the Evidences of the findings by the team of scientists,archaeologist, historian and other technical staff from the United States ,United Kingdom , Germany , Canada , Yemen & Russia .

The evidence are:

1) They finally found the graveyard of Hang Tuah, Hang Jebat and others, their skeletons had been analized and samples of DNA taken with the results showing: Hang Tuah, Hang Jebat, Hang Lekiu and mates were
NOT MALAY!!! They were CHINESE origins (islamic) from China !!!

Why were they here in Malacca? If you go back in history, you would know that they were on a mission to protect the UNGRATEFUL MALAY Sultanate from the frequent attacks by the Kingdom of SIAM ( Thailand ).

So Hang Tuah was not a Malay hero! They were the protectors of the useless and ungrateful Parameswara (who was from INDONESIA ) who landed in Malacca and claimed that the land belonged to him!

Hang Tuah and friends were all from China , they were being assigned to the Malacca Sultanate because Parameswara requested the Ming Dynasty Emperor for protection! Hence, the rich historical heritage of the Babas & Nyonyas were being closely linked to the Seven Voyages to the Western Ocean by Admiral Zheng He who incidentally was a Chinese Muslim himself!

That's why the Hang Tuah series of history is MISSING from the Malaysian SEJARAH today!

Note : Remember Princess Hang Li Poh ? - All surname 'HANG'

Second Evidence:

The researchers hired by the government found the oldest tombstones(graveyard) in Kelantan in year 2000. Suprisingly, the tombstones were atleast 900 years old! Older than the so-called Batu Bersurat. And the
interesting thing was that they all belonged to the CHINESE!

Being landed first in Malacca doesn't mean Malay is the first in Malaysia because during that time, the road was too long or undeveloped for them to reach or see the other side of the coast where the Chinese had landed
much earlier. If you want the hard evidence of what the truth of the Research reveals, please write to The Federal Association of Archaeology & Research of Michigan , USA .

This is a good reason to remind the Bumiputras NOT to ask the Chinese or Indians to go back to their Motherlands because the evidence had shown that Malays were NOT the original people of Malaysia ! The Truth Revealed (with evidence) and anthropologists have yet to ascertain if there was indeed a Malay race!

Umno man sent to mediate SPDP impasse

Posted: 26 Feb 2010 06:44 AM PST


An amicable solution may be in sight for the current problem in the Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party (SPDP).

Barisan Nasional (BN) secretary-general Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor is now in the state and apparently working behind the scenes to try and resolve the problem.

SPDP Meluan state assemblyman Wong anak Judat told Bernama here today that Tengku Adnan had met with party president Datuk Seri William Mawan Ikom, deputy president Datuk Peter Nyarok, secretary-general Nelson Balang Rining and treasurer-general and Bintulu Member of Parliament Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing recently.

"He is supposed to meet our former secretary-general, Sylvester Entri Munan, and others today.

"Then he hopes to meet with PRS president Datuk Seri Dr James Jemut Masing," Wong said after attending a Chinese New Year gathering organised by the Julau Town Rukun Tetangga Sector, here.

He said Tengku Adnan would then meet with Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud, who is the state BN chief, before flying back to Kuala Lumpur.

SPDP Supreme Council member Paul Igai, when contacted, confirmed that Tengku Adnan was helping to resolve the hiccup in his party.

"He may most probably be attending our Supreme Council meeting this Sunday," he said.

The problem in SPDP arose after its recent triennial general assembly when Mawan appointed Nelson Balang, who is Ba Kelalan state assemblyman, to replace Entri as the new secretary-general.

This did not go down well with Entri and four others — senior vice-president Datuk Peter Nansian, information chief Paulus Palu Gumbang (state assemblyman for Batu Danau), Rosey Yunus (state assemblyman for Bekenu) and Dr Tiki Lafe (MP for Mas Gading).

They then decided to merge immediately on their own with PRS without going through Peter Nyarok, who is the SPDP chairman of the proposed merger committee. — Bernama

Molester GHANI PATAIL If he can’t serve Malaysian decisively and fairly, it is better he resigns and let someone better do the job

Posted: 26 Feb 2010 06:18 AM PST

Molester GHANI PATAIL&asshole Khairy Would anyone raise voice against the molesting of our JUDICIARY?

As for AG, there is no hope. He was no impartial from day one. Maybe the AG hat is just way too big for this Patail. If he can't serve Malaysian decisively and fairly, it is better he resigns and let someone better do the job.
These findings confirm the prevalence of the bureaucratic and administrative forms of corruption that take place at the implementation end of politics, where the public meets public officials. Bureaucratic corruption pervades the Malaysian administrative system with widespread practices of bribery, nepotism, and misuse of official positions and resources. report states that Malaysia is characterised by a deeply rooted patronage system and pervasive corruption at all levels of the polity and administration.
It didn't come as much of a surprise therefore, when a recent secret survey conducted by a government agency found that over 100 very senior secretary-level government officials have joined, either as full-time executives or as board members, companies with whom they had done official business.The crackdown in corruption has to come from the top. Its a pervasive cancer and affects us at every point in our lives. We have become inured to this and accept it as a part of our lives. Our politicians who are easily the kingpins have generated a lot of awe and envy and I am surprised to see hoardings of "leaders" and their yes men at evey corner. The stakes are high and the system is totally corrupt. I dont see a strong future for our country.
In malaysia, the web of corruption probably has a bureaucratic core. A vast bureaucracy that is instituted to control every aspect of economic life creates the incentives for individual and institutionalized corruption. Then the "democratic" political system uses that bureaucracy to extract rents that are used for fueling the vast political machinery. It is no mystery that underdevelopment and high degrees of corruption are highly correlated. There are causal links between the two and most likely these are bi-directional. MALAYSIA'S development is critically dependent on reducing corruption. The cost of corruption to the country could be billions , management guru estimates.
Last few months, we saw the whole nation following passionately the case o f SODOMY11 'Molester GHANI PATAIL'. Would anyone raise voice against the molesting of our JUDICIARY?
If desecration is done on their sacred places, will they let them off the hook? These purported journalists disguised themselves as devotees entered the Catholic church and partake the holy communion, should they be let off the hook? Double standard!Why the double standard? When RPK wrote about Islam, this UMNO youth monkey along with JAIS, JAKIM and JAKUN jumps to the roof demanding blood. And the AG Office was very fast at issuing the arrest warrant! The police was equally very swift indeed arresting RPK! For what they think (hell! they could not even understand what they read) had offended Islam they sent RPK to Kamunting.
Now when those reporter humiliate the catholic church and arrogantly publish their misdeeds, this monkey again jumps, but now saying nothing should be done and the "culprit had learnt their lessons"?
I am Muslim, but I think this garbage from AG Office is pure double standard and nonsense! How could they expect the non-Muslims to respect the Muslims if these UMNO regime institutions keep churning double-standard garbage!wWhat these 2 extremist journalists did was a premeditated act with intentions to provoke a eaction fromthe Christians – particularly the Catholic Church. They knew and believed that this "desecration of the host" is something that Catholics would find it very intolerable.
That the AG would sweep it under the carpet shows that he believes that the Muslims can insult other minority religions at whim for political gains.
No wonder he commands no moral authority whatsoever in everything he does.
Now a political nobody, a has been, need to stooop so low to want to carry his balls by defending his in-actions.
Precedent has been set by AG whereby desceration of religion practice by others of different faith will not be persecuted. What kind of messages is AG sending out? It is as if the AG has a wild beast free to attack anybody!.If desecration is done on their sacred places, will they let them off the hook? These purported journalists disguised themselves as devotees entered the Catholic church and partake the holy communion, should they be let off the hook? Double standard!
The AG will undoubtedly take the same stance pertaining to the cow head saga. What if it had been the other way round if a Catholic had gone to a mosque and desecrated some holy articles? Would the AG drop charges or would he press more charges? The world is watching such activities repeatedly occuring in Malaysia. Is this in keeping with the so called 1Malaysia? It appears that what is good for the goose is not good for the gander. God is watching coz heaven has eyesIt is all premeditated. All the scipt was prepared in advance perhaps on the instruction of some religious bigot during a gathering. Which journalist will risk himself, with this undertaking, knowing fully well that there no iota of truth in the matter?
Their journalistic role was purely meant to intimidate. No More! What kind of news were they hoping to produce when there is now news.
Now the truth of prearranged assignment is out. They are off – SCOT FREE.
To say that, to press charges may raised tension and triggered unrest is the most stupid thing to say ,as many Muslims would see the wrong committed by these two journalists. To press charges wrong bring satisfaction to many including Muslims except some sturbborn extremists Malays like Khairy. The Allah issue has nothing to do with these two mischivious trouble makers. The Allah issue is the mistake of the home ministry who try to ban the catholic weekly from using the word.This is how UMNO works. Ordinary citizens are subjected to rule of law, however not the ruling UMNO elite. We shall do them a favour in the next general election.
The obvious conclusion that we can come to is that like the church firebombing, and the pig head throwing, the cow head incident, and now the desecration of the communion, they are all acting for, or under the instruction of UMNO. Najib's One Malaysia is the biggest lie since Dr. Goebbels Nazi propaganda machine went out of work.
Every single issue is manipulated by the politicians, as long as they can gain political mileage. Talk of strengthening our resolve.
Should anyone in their right mind believe either him or UMNO ?
Liberhan: 17 years and few surprisesM J Akbar,

THE SIEGE WITHIN

A mere handful of professions are honoured with an honorific that survives beyond the office. Priests, judges, armed services officers, professors and doctors, of both the medical and academic disciplines: that's about it. Journalists, even editors, and politicians, even cabinet ministers, would invite ridicule if they handed out visiting cards marked 'Editor X' or 'Cabinet Minister Y'. Indians are, at best, ambivalent about media and politics. They respect our guardians of law, knowledge and security. There is a new tendency among former envoys to add 'Ambassador' before their name, a practice borrowed from America, but this is a title snatched from vanity rather than bestowed by popular acclaim.
Ego sometimes persuades a pompous politician to flaunt a bogus 'Dr' on his nameplate. This is not a reward for academic brilliance but an upgrade to a peacock feather, the 'honorary doctorate', a worthless piece of paper handed out by an institution desperate for attention. However, this does not matter too much, since we do not expect a high level of honesty from our politicians. Only two letters separate use from abuse, so there will always be a quack preening himself in the garb of a doctor. But when a person held in high esteem dilutes the trust reposed in him, it affects the collective reputation of the brotherhood.
Justice M S Liberhan did not need 17 years and a thousand pages to tell us what has been public knowledge since December 6, 1992. The Babri mosque was not torn down in the dark of night. It was brought down slowly, stone by stone, in Sunday sunlight, before hundreds of journalists, to the cheers of countless thousands of kar sewaks in and around Ayodhya. The mosque was not dynamited in a minute; it was demolished by crowbar and shovel.
Of course, senior leaders of the BJP and RSS were present, for they were kar sewaks as well. Atal Bihari Vajpayee was not there, but he was in nearby Lucknow, albeit a reluctant guest, but unable to refuse the invitation to the party. Newspapers the next day, and magazines the next weekend, published their pictures, some of which became iconic. We did not need a wait of 17 years to learn that Vinay Katiyar was responsible: he has been claiming responsibility for over 6,000 days.
Sharad Pawar, then defence minister, showed a filmed record of December 6 to an invited group at the home of a party MP a few days later. The Liberhan Commission could have completed half its report by taking a look at that film. The media was equally comprehensive in its coverage of the brutal riots that followed: The Sri Krishna report has done far greater justice to the truth in its findings on the Maharashtra riots, so much so that there is all-party collusion on its non-implementation. There was only one question trapped in doubt: What was prime minister P V Narasimha Rao doing while Babri was destroyed on the longest day of the last two decades? Why was home minister S B Chavan, father of the present Maharashtra chief minister, immobile, inscrutable and stolid?
Shock raced through Delhi when word filtered through that an assault had begun in Ayodhya. Phone calls began to pour into the prime minister's residence in the hope that he would use the authority of the state to uphold the rule of law and fulfil a political and moral obligation. There was a monstrous response from the prime minister's personal secretary. The PM was either unavailable or, worse, asleep. It was a lie. Rao's inaction and Chavan's collaboration were deliberate.
Liberhan protects Rao with an equally conscious fudge, shuffling the blame on to unspecified intelligence agencies. Everyone knew what was going on, IB officers better than most. Rao called a Cabinet meeting only in the evening, when there was nothing left to be saved — not even reputation. By this time, fires of hatred were lighting up the dusk of Mumbai and dozens of cities across the nation. An elaborate programme of blame, reward and punishment was put into place. Those (including bureaucrats and journalists) who acquiesced in Rao's charade were rewarded; Congress Muslims got a bonus for silence. Rao remained in power till 1996, but he neither ruled nor lived in peace.
The words of this column will make no difference. A government can reduce the past to rubble as easily as an Opposition party can erase a centuries-old mosque. My apologies for a rare detour into the personal, but this is a rare moment. I was a minor part of the Rao government and resigned on the night of December 6 since the stone wall constructed around the prime minister's house had become impervious to anything except sycophancy. Words demand a different kind of loyalty, and one was relieved to return to the world of words.
"I don't want to speculate on the reason..but there are things that you can take to court and others best to leave it to other sensible ways for solution,"asshole Khairy said.

By Syed Jaymal Zahiid

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 26 — Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin(picture) said today the Attorney General's decision to let two Al-Islammagazine journalists off the hook for allegedly desecrating Catholic Communion hosts should not matter so long as the magazine has "learned its lesson from this episode."

Pakatan Rakyat (PR) leaders including the DAP's Lim Kit Siang and PAS central committee member Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa, however, believe the decision not to charge the two may send a negative signal that the rule of law can be undermined by politics.

Khairy told The Malaysian Insider that it would be inappropriate to speculate on the reason behind the decision by the AG's chambers to take no further action.

He, however, argued that the decision may have been reached to "balance out" the racial and religious tension caused by the "Allah" row in a bid to prevent further unease.

The "Allah" row had triggered a nationwide uproar among conservative Muslims. The tension escalated into attacks on houses of worships of both Christians and Muslims.

The attacks also tarnished Malaysia's moderate credentials among the international community.

"I don't want to speculate on the reason..but there are things that you can take to court and others best to leave it to other sensible ways for solution," Khairy said.

"But I feel that whether or not the charges are dropped is not important. What is important is that people learn from this lesson and I am sure that the magazine has learned its lesson from this episode," he added.

The two Al-Islam journalists had pretended to be Christians and took part in a Catholic Mass to probe allegations that Muslims were being converted.

In their article, the two admitted to receiving Holy Communion — which is in the form of bread which Catholics believe changes to the body of Jesus Christ through the rite. They said they subsequently spat it out in what Catholics consider an act of desecration.

A police report was subsequently lodged against the two journalists.

The duo were then investigated under Section 298A (1) of the Penal Code for causing disharmony, disunity or feelings of enmity, hatred or ill will, or prejudicing the maintenance of harmony or unity, on grounds of religion.

It was reported yesterday that the Dang Wangi district police headquarters, through the officer in charge of the case, had sent a letter to the complainant telling him that the AG's office would not be pressing charges.

No reason was given for the decision.

Lim said the decision not to charge the two indicate the lack of seriousness by the authorities to safeguard domestic religious harmony.

"The decision shows the AG is not serious in protecting and safeguarding religious and racial harmony in the context of a plural and multi-racial Malaysia," he told The Malaysian Insider.

Mujahid on the other hand agreed with Khairy that it was not apt to speculate on the reason behind the decision to drop the charges.

But he regretted the possibility that politics could have been behind the decision to drop the case.

"They might have strong reasons to do so. It may be for security reasons but there has been much doubt about this (even if its true) as many of its (AG's chambers) decision are done due to political reasons," he toldThe Malaysian Insider.

The Parit Buntar MP also agreed that the decision may be connected to the "Allah" row and that it was done to prevent further tension.

But he said the authority should tackle the negative perception that it is upholding the law based on religious and political considerations.

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Tarot Card

Posted: 26 Feb 2010 05:44 AM PST

Divinely Speaking

Before gazing the Crystal Ball and ask the Magic Ball 8, for definative clue, perhaps it's a good idea to try something else first. Let's see ... Okay, today, let's do the Tarot Card.

Ready, get set ... go!

Najib's Joke .. He he he

Posted: 26 Feb 2010 04:37 AM PST


Najib Tun Razak was visiting a school.
 
In one class, he asks the students if anyone can give him an example of a "tragedy."
 
One little boy stands up and offers that, "If my best friend who lives next door is playing in the street when a car came by and killed him, that would be a tragedy."

"No," Najib says, "That would be an ACCIDENT."

A girl raises her hand. "If a school bus carrying fifty children drove off a cliff, killing everyone inside...that would be a
tragedy."

"I'm afraid not," explains Najib. "That is what we would call a GREAT LOSS."

The room is silent; none of the other children dare volunteer.

"What?" asks Najib, "Isn't there anyone here who can give me an example of a tragedy?"

Finally a boy in the back raises his hand. In a timid voice, he says, "If an airplane carrying you and Datin Seri Rosmah was blown up by a bomb, *that* would be a tragedy."

"Wonderful" Najib beams. "Marvelous! And can you tell me WHY that would be a tragedy?"

"Well," says the boy, "because it wouldn't be an accident, and it certainly would be no great loss!"

The Principal & Staff of the school got transferred out.

I wish we have someone like her

Posted: 26 Feb 2010 07:40 AM PST

She is 88 years old, she has been mayor for 11 terms - that is 31 years,

Her city is the 6th largest in her country
Her city is absolutely debt free
Her City has reserves of $700 million
for all her sterling effort, she has an approval rating of 92 per cent

Her name is Hazel McCallion
She is the mayor of Missasauga, Ontario, Canada

Missasauga is one lucky city

watch her in action below

Liow faction told to drop ‘unconstitutional’ resolutions

Posted: 26 Feb 2010 04:01 AM PST















MCA vice-president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai's faction in the party has been advised to withdraw its resolutions for the coming annual general meeting (AGM) as they were deemed "unconstitutional, central committee member Datuk Ti Lian Ker said today. Among the resolutions put forward by the faction was a call for the central committee to be dissolved to pave the way for fresh polls, as well as a suggestion to amend the party constitution to standardise the appointment and removal of executive office bearers and their deputies by the party president.

In an immediate response, Liow told The Malaysian Insider that this did not mean delegates would not have other avenues to voice their grievances against the party's top two leaders.

"Whether there is a resolution or not, they can still debate on the matter. There are still avenues for them to raise the issue.

"Whatever it is, we want to solve the problem — we are not creating further problems for the MCA," he said this evening.

Liow also said that if the crisis could be solved before the AGM on March 7, then the issue of the resolutions would not be relevant.

"We want to save the party and make sure that it is intact again. I am voicing out the views of the delegates here.

"Never mind, the AGM is the highest decision-making authority so let us just wait to hear their views. If they want them (president Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat and deputy Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek) to lead, then they will give them the mandate," he said.

Liow added that if a new mandate was allowed to be given then "at least he (Ong) can leave the party honourably".

"I think he thinks this, too. As a leader, he has to make his members proud. If not, then [there is] no point being a leader.

"Do you think the members are proud now?" he asked.

In a press conference here after the party's presidential council (PC) meeting this afternoon, Ti, who is aligned with Ong, said it would be best for the requisitionists to withdraw the resolutions as they had failed to comply with the party's constitution. He added that the failure to comply with the provisions in the constitution meant that the PC had no need to decide on the resolutions and that they would ultimately be rejected during the coming central committee meeting this March 5.

"We advise the requisitionists to withdraw in accordance with the provisions in the constitution. Article 168 stipulates that any resolution on amendments to the constitution needs to be duly adopted by the central committee first or by the respective divisional assembly.

"The other resolution (calling for the central committee to dissolve and hold fresh polls) is unconstitutional and ultra vires because as far as the previous EGM (extraordinary general meeting) is concerned, the constitution states that the position of the president and deputy president is still rightful," said Ti.

He added that if the resolutions were allowed to be put forth in the coming AGM on March 7, it would just "make a mockery of the AGM".

"It is a frivolous and vexatious act so it is better for the resolutions to be withdrawn.

"We have to be professional here — we cannot make a decision on something that is unconstitutional. A clear example would be tabling a motion in Parliament that is unconstitutional. If the administration accepts such a motion in the first place, it would make a mockery of Parliament," explained Ti.

During the press conference earlier, Ong told reporters that ultimately, the decision on the resolutions would lie in the hands of the central committee.

"In today's meeting (PC), it was more like a brainstorming session to exchange views on some of the points raised but we are not in a haste to make any final decisions.

"The party constitution states that a CC meeting must be held before the party AGM so the decision will be made there and then," Ong said.

Meanwhile, MCA Youth chief Datuk Wee Ka Siong, who is backing Liow, laughed when he was told of Ti's suggestion.

"My response? I laugh. This entire issue here is a matter of principle — we are not here to fight but as a politician, we need to have guiding principles. If upholding our principles is construed as a wrongdoing then... I laugh," he told The Malaysian Insider.

news courtesy of Malaysian Insider

Awang Adek oversees RM20m Kelantan pity kitty

Posted: 26 Feb 2010 03:57 AM PST


Deputy Finance Minister Senator Datuk Dr Awang Adek Hussein has been appointed chairman of the disbursement committee for the RM20 million Kelantan Compassionate Fund.

International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed said Awang Adek, who is also deputy chairman of the Kelantan Umno Liaison Body, had been appointed to manage the compassionate fund in his capacity as the deputy finance minister.

Mustapa, who is also the chairman of the Kelantan Umno Liaison Body, said the meeting of the Compassionate Fund Disbursement Committee would be held in March to discuss the methods of disbursing the fund.

"The federal government has agreed on the appointment of Dr Awang Adek to head the committee.

"The RM20 million compassionate fund will be disbursed to the people of Kelantan in April," he said in his speech at the function to give away the Maulidur Rasul (Prophet Muhammad's birthday celebration) contribution, here today.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak yesterday said the federal government would proceed with the payment of the compassionate fund to Kelantan because he was convinced that there were Kelantanese who wanted to receive the payment and would ensure that the aid would be given in a transparent manner to those eligible.

Najib said the federal government would maintain its stand on the payment of the compassionate fund instead of the oil royalty as demanded by the Pas-led Kelantan government.

Mustapa said the federal government had also agreed to appoint Kelantan State Secretary and several senior state government officials into the committee to monitor that the compassionate fund was disbursed directly to the people. — Bernama

BN bound for defeat, says Ku Li

Posted: 26 Feb 2010 03:52 AM PST


Umno will lose if it fails to reform, charges the Kelantan prince. — file pic

















Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah has predicted that Umno and Barisan Nasional (BN) will be voted out of power if concrete reforms are not introduced.

"Mark my words. If they don't change in the next three years they are going to lose the next general elections," the Kelantan prince and Umno veteran told The Malaysian Insider in an interview earlier this week.

The Gua Musang MP, whose views seem increasingly at odds with his own party, pointed out that following Election 2008, BN remained in power only because of support from politicians in Sabah and Sarawak.

In Election 2008, the Umno-led coalition suffered its worse result since Merdeka. It managed 140 parliamentary seats, with Sabah and Sarawak accounting for 55, while the opposition Pakatan Rakyat took 81 seats.

However, the parliamentarian said BN may not always have the support of MPs from East Malaysia.

"They can sway either way, and will support the winner," said Tengku Razaleigh, who added that Umno was established in Sabah only between 1988 and 1989 while Umno did not exist in Sarawak.

He was also of the view that politicians from East Malaysia joined BN because it was strong and could assure them of their rights.

"Why should they continue to back us? We're dependent on them," he said, before adding that they would "watch and see".

According to him, BN was also facing an uphill battle to regain the support from Malays who were divided, as well as the Chinese.

Right-wing Malay Nationalist group Perkasa's association with Umno was not helping BN, Tengku Razaleigh pointed out.

"There's no place for rabid racism," he said, and claiming that even young Malays were rejecting it.

"The more hard line you are, the more frightened people are."

As for the opposition, Razaleigh said it "appears to be in disarray" but he has been told that such impressions were because of the way Pakatan was being portrayed in the media.

While on the opposition, Razaleigh also voiced his respect for Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

"It's admirable that he has done so well," he said, adding that the opposition leader had fired up the imagination of voters, particularly with the young.

Despite the bleak outlook for his own party, Tengku Razaleigh said all was not lost for Umno, provided they listened to the people and introduced reforms.

"It's not too late. The people are crying for change, not just housekeeping."

Tengku Razaleigh has been described as the conscience of Umno but when asked about this, he responded "I don't know if I am."

The maverick politician said he was only doing what was right and reminisced about previous Umno leaders, such as Tun Hussein Onn, Tun Abdul Razak Hussein and Tun Dr Ismail Abdul Rahman, who were respected even by non-Malays.

As for the first prime minister, he said "Tunku (Abdul Rahman) was not only respected but revered."

He said these past leaders gained the respect of the people, and even of opposition politicians like Lim Kit Siang, by being fair and upholding the Constitution.

"So it's nothing new, I am just emulating them."

news courtesy of Malaysian Insider

Suhakam - Another Agency of BN?

Posted: 26 Feb 2010 03:34 AM PST

A reader of Malaysiakini comment and question Suhakam;

"Suhakam members are all appointed by Barisan National and are beholden to BN. Why not appoint a few from the opposition, are they not Malaysians?"

Here is the List of Suhakam Commission-er:

Suruhanjaya SUHAKAM's member appointed for session 2008/2010 was:

Tan Sri Abu Talib Othman - Chairman

Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Simon Sipaun - Vice Chairman

Datuk Dr. Chiam Heng Keng

Dr. Mohammad Hirman Ritom Abdullah

Tan Sri Dato' Asiah Abu Samah

Datuk Dr. Raj Abdul Karim

Dato' Dr. Abdul Monir Yaacob

Dato' Choo Siew Kioh

Tunku Datuk Nazihah Tunku Mohamed Rus

Prof.Tan Sri Dr. Khoo Kay Kim

Dato' Muhammad Shafee Abdullah

Dato' Siva Subramaniam A/L Nagaratnam

Datuk Dr. Denison Jayasooria

Dato' Dr. Michael Yeoh Onn Kheng

Datin Paduka Zaitoon Dato' Othman

Dato' Khalid Haji Ibrahim

 Note: One easy way to identify a BN nominee, just check the title in front of the names as there are not too many Tan Sris or Datuks from the opposition, maybe only a handful of Datuks in the opposition and they are all former BN of course, having obtained their title when they were in BN.

Suhakam's Website LInk HERE (Go Read the profile of the BN nominees)
Read Suhakam's Investigation on Raja Azman HERE

Suhakam's Investigation on Raja Azman

Posted: 26 Feb 2010 02:45 AM PST

Lawyers for Raja Azman Petra charged that the investigation conducted on the plight of their client by Suhakam had been neither fair nor thorough.

Yesterday the national human rights council Suhakam had conducted an investigation at the Sungai Buloh prison of allegations that the son of prominent blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin had been tortured.

Siva Subramaniam, heading the investigation had cleared prison authorities of any wrongdoings and claimed that Raja Azman's wounds were self inflicted.

However, both lawyers J Chandra and Amarjit Singh Sidhu are unhappy over the way the investigation was carried out.

"Why are we not called for the investigation?" Amarjit asked.

Chandra expressed shock that the probe took place in the absence of Raja Azman's lawyers.

He explained that it was important for counsel to be present to ensure that the interview is conducted in the right manner.

"Inmates might be pressured to give answers just to appease the authorities," Chandra said.

They explained that the intimidating nature of the prison environment for the inmates makes it difficult to get at the truth.

"The prison is not the right place for an interview because the inmates are afraid," Chandra said.

Amarjit concurred, saying that the interview should have been done in a place where the inmates are not afraid to voice out their grievances.

"But here, they are put under a microscope and everyone is watching and listening to what they have to say," Amarjit explained.

The interview should have been, Amarjit said conducted in a neutral place, perhaps at Suhakam's office.

He added that Raja Azman appeared cheerful probably due to fear of repercussions from the authorities once Suhakam members left.

Most importantly,Chandra said is the origin of the razor blade.

"How did Raja Azman obtain the razor blade?" he asked.

Amarjit shot down the explanations given by Suhakam's commissioner that razor blades smuggled into prisons is normal occurrence.

"If blades can be smuggled, then the prison security must be useless," he said.

Chandra further questioned Suhakam's findings that the blade that Raja Azman had swallowed was old and blunt.

"How do they know that the blade was old and blunt?" he asked since it was found after exiting the inmate's system.

Amarjit claimed that the injuries on Raja Azman were not merely scratches.

"I saw him when he was just hospitalised and I could see that there were real cuts. Suhakam only visited him after almost three weeks, of course they look like scratches to them," he said.

Amarjit added that Raja Azman (left) had told him of the abuse when he was in the hospital and the prison wardens were not within earshot.

"He told me that he had asked for hot water from the guard, but was refused. When he questioned the guard, he was pulled out and slapped," he said.

Thereafter, he said he was then put into a cell with five other inmates. But the room was meant for only three people.

"He spend three days in the room and was mentally stressed before the self-inflicted injuries," said Amarjit.

Raja Azman's theft charges hearing is scheduled for March 2 and 3.

Read Full Report HERE

Felda settlers take their grousers to Suhakam

Posted: 25 Feb 2010 10:16 PM PST

Felda has been hit with allegations of imposing exorbitant rates, fraud, discrimination, unfairness, misuse and abuse of funds in recent years. Two years ago, the Kota Bharu High Court ordered Felda to pay RM11 million in damages after settlers alleged that they were cheated of payment for palm fruit from 1996 to 2002. Baharuddin Arif Siri, 59, a Felda settler since 1979, described Felda's indifference towards the plight of the settlers as irresponsible and self-serving.NONE Saad Jamaluddin, 63, another first generation Felda settler, also lamented the fact that the agency has been witholding the deposits that they have invested for 15 years. "Felda gave us lots of nonsensical excuses to restrict our withdrawal," he said. Also present today were PKR leaders Sallehuddin Ayub, Tian Chua (right)and PAS central committee member Mazlan Aliman, who is also the Persatuan Anak Felda (Anak) president. Full story here: www.malaysiakini.com
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Raja Petra is in Washington?

Posted: 26 Feb 2010 02:30 AM PST

Najib's man said he is in Australia, Mahathir's man said he is in UK, not only that, staying at a posh condo paid by Pak Lah!


Now the man himself said he is in Washington!
(see his latest article - "By Raja Petra Kamarudin in Washington!")

I said he is is Haadyai, Southern Thailand


Nazri's talk was so boring even JJ read the newspaper


Thursday, 25 February 2010

Nazri then started his formal speech and spoke for 30 minutes. It was a very academic and therefore a very boring speech. There was no real substance to it and the audience quickly grew bored. Even JJ got so bored as he sat next to Nazri on the podium.

THE CORRIDORS OF POWER

By Raja Petra Kamarudin in Washington

From Mahathir With Love ... IPP

Posted: 26 Feb 2010 02:15 AM PST

Power tariff hike: 'IPPs get rich, rakyat made to pay'

'What I don't understand is why doesn't the government call for open tenders for its contracts and concessions? Isn't money the issue behind the reason to call for the removal of subsidies?'

Gov't to delay announcing power tariff hike

Lahore San: Why wait? The opposition has been saying that Umno/BN's way of mismanaging the economy cannot last. Of course, a few cronies got rich here and there - the IPPs (independent power producers) come to mind - but this has got to end sometime.

What I don't understand is why doesn't the government call for open tenders for its contracts and concessions? Isn't money the issue behind the reason to call for the removal of subsidies? Government funds have been abused every year as stated in the auditor-general's report.

Some Umno people even admitted the auditor-general's 2008 report was still being perused (what?). I wonder which report contains the RM500 million submarine purchase commission. Will that be investigated? No way. They will keep on spending while telling the rakyat to tighten their belts.

Jeerky: Why the need for electricity tariff hikes? Every time TNB asks the government for a hike, the government approves it. Even now, the rate is so high that I have pay more than RM100 for my TNB bill. The last time they increase electricity tariff was when the petrol was RM2.70 per litre, but now it is RM1.80.

Ahmad Iqhbal: Liberalisation, my foot! They are 'redirecting' these subsidies in preparation for the next general elections. After all, there are a lot of 'sharks', 'leeches', 'kangaroos' (all these used to be called cronies).

They have to be cautious, thanks to the strong opposition in Parliament acting as a watchdog for us poor rakyat. Give us a 'shock and awe' by reducing tariffs, tolls and increase the banks' fixed deposit rates.


Dr M: Mull over direct BN membership

David Dass: This is an interesting development. Dr Mahathir Mohamad recognises the change in circumstances though I am not sure what are these circumstances that he acknowledges. He refers to better grassroots leaders who do not belong to one of the component parties.

I wish that they will acknowledge the one changed reality - that the people are tired of race-based parties and racial politics. Today the people are ready to embrace politics based on the principles of social justice, human rights, truth and democracy, an independant judiciary and the rule of law. The people want an end to corruption and they want an integrated Malaysia.

Let us embrace the new reality.

Antihoodwinkers: BN opening its membership to new categories only now appears to be another desperate measure to save the ship from sinking further.


Zambry accused of hypocrisy

DC: Pakatan Rakyat, stop complaining. We know the problem with Umno and the problem is not solved with your continued bombarding on us on what they have done and what you have done. Yes, the media has an important role to play, so use them wisely.

You want an example? Easy, go to the ground as the people on the ground are facing the problems - not the BN or Pakatan reps who seem to knocking over themselves for the vote count. Take up their grievances and highlight the shortfalls.

The effort that you have put in to address these issues will ensure that the votes will flow in by themselves rather than by pandering yourself to the media.

The more you raise and highlight how and why the people suffer, the better it gets as these are real issues faced by the rakyat irrespective of their origin. I think Malaysian are not that stupid as Umno thinks they are, so don't do what they have been doing.

This constructive criticism is for the betterment of the rakyat - not lip service by elected reps to appease the media. Comprende?

Ghkok: I won't consider this as whining. Ousted Perak menteri besar Mohd Nizar Jamaluddin is rightfully briefing the press and the people about BN's shenanigans. Communicating with the press and the people and disseminating info is the role of a political leader.

Nizar has done it very professionally, consistently and with the highest integrity. He was sharing a very useful info about how BN is denying the right of people to obtain services at the district level.

He shared with us the difference between how Pakatan operated and how BN operated. I didn't know that before, now I know. I'm sure many people are similarly enlightened.


Tan apologises to PKR leader, retracts statement

Keturunan Malaysia: It is really simple, Tan Tee Beng You have every right to dissent. It is pretty democratic and we love democracy. But for goodness sake, dissent from within and not from without.

If the outcome still does not please you and you have to make a decision to stick around or to walk out and ultimately decide to walk out, then please walk out. You can then start telling your reasons to the whole world.

But don't destroy the party from within because that is the worst thing you can. This must not be done by someone insisting he has 'credibility'. I walked my talk in this respect many times and I guess I can well advise you on this.

Karma: Tan Tee Beng, Wee Choo Keong and Zulkifli Noordin are in the same league - 'gangster' members of parliament. They are very un-gentlemanly and like to 'fight' whatever is in their way. PKR's disciplinary action will never be able to subdue them.

They will continue their rampage like Mr Hyde in Dr Jekyll's body. Nobody knew about Tan Tee Beng until his outburst. Everyone now knows Tan Tee Beng because he is newsworthy.

UMNO/BN: Tercari-cari ubat Mujarab

Posted: 26 Feb 2010 01:16 AM PST

Gelombang perubahan pemikiran dan kemahuan rakyat nampaknya semakin meningkat dan kita masih belum berupaya untuk menyaingi perubahan yang berkembang pesat ini.

Pemimpin dan kerajaan telah melakukan bermacam-macam usaha untuk memberikan jawapan kepada masalah-masalah yang kita hadapi namun desakkan untuk perubahan kian hari kian mengembang dengan ketara.

Dalam pada pimpinan mengumumkan bermacam-macam tindakkan untuk menyenangkan hati dan pemikiran rakyat, pemimpin kita juga melakukan perkara-perkara yang tidak disenangi ramai.

Kontroversi dikalangan rakyat tentang isu Royalty minyak misalnya, telah menghakis segala usaha untuk meraih penerimaan dan sokongan rakyat.

PM baru sahaja mengummkan kepada rakyat yang Malaysia akhirnya telah keluar dari kemelut ekonomi dan pertumbuhan ekonomi kita telah meningkat dengan kadar yang diluar jangkaan.

Jika benar pun ianya hanyalah diperingkat makro sahaja tetapi rakyat masih menghadapi kesukaran yang tidak kunyung selesai dan mereka belum lagi merasakan perubahan positif kerana diperingkat mikronya pertumbuhan ini belum lagi berlaku.

Isu yang sudah lama menghantui kita semua masih tidak nampak perubahannya dan kerajaan masih terkapai-kapai dalam usaha menangi keadaan ini.

Setakat ini kita hanya mengharapkan pergolakkan yang sedikit berlaku didalam Pakatan Rakyat (PR) sebagai petunjuk bagi BN untuk kembali mendapatkan sokongan rakyat terutamanya dikalangan pengundi bukan Melayu.

Masalah peribadi Anwar Ibrahim menjadi ukuran kepada UMNO untuk mendapatkan kembali rakyat yang telah meninggalkan kita bukan dan belum tentu boleh menambah keyakinan rakyat kepada kita.

Mengharapkan kelemahan orang lain untuk menambah kekuatan kita merupakan kepercayaan yang membimbangkan, kerana sebagai pentadbir yang diamanahkan rakyat kelemahan dan kekuatan kita sendiri adalah ukuran yang paling penting untuk mendapatkan sokongan yang berkekalan.

Jika ada pun aliran sokongan akan kembali kepada kita kerana kelemahan pihak lawan ianya tidak akan kekal dan akhirnya rakyat akan tetap memandang dari sudut kemampuan kita untuk mentadbir dengan baik dan jujur.

Memberikan segala-segalanya kepada bukan Melayu disamping mengecilkan apa yang telah dipersetujui untuk orang Melayu bukanlah cara yang betul untuk mendapatkan kembali sokongan bukan Melayu kepada UMNO dan BN.

Malahan ianya menhghakis sokongan orang Melayu terhadap kepimpinan parti yang memerintah kerajaan pusat kini.

Akhirnya yang dikejar tidak dapat, yang dikendung pula berciciran.

Kita masih tidak mampu untuk memahami apa sebenarnya masalah yang kita semua hadapi.

Itulah sebabnya kiat ibarat memberi prekripsi atau ubat yang salah kepada penyakit yang salah.

Rakyat berbilang kaum masih ingin melihat bahawa ketelusan kerajaan mentadbir negara itu adalah diperingkat yang memuaskan.

Pihak berkuasa dan agensi penguatkuasa kerajaan masih memilih bulu dalam memerangi rasuah misalnya. Nik Aziz sedang diusahan untuk disabitkan dengan kesalahan itu dengan sedaya upayanya.

Tetapi kita masih ingin mengulangi pertanyaan; apa jadi kepada 18 kes yang berprofil tinggi yang diumumkan oleh salah seorang ahli Kabinet kita beberapa tahun dahulu?

Kenapa ada insulasi yang kuat terhadap mereka-mereka yang terlibat dengn kes berprofil tinggi ini?

Jika ini masih tidak diselesaikankan bagaimana rakyat hendak diyakinkan bahawa pihak berkuasa tidak memilih bulu dalam isu rasuah sebagaimana yang dijanjikan itu?

Rakyat tidak boleh dipersalahkan untuk bertanya tentang isu ini kerana wang yang besar yang deselewengkan itu adalah wang cukai yang dikutip oleh kerajaan dari mereka dan anak serta cucu mereka.

Kalau benar pimpinan kita hendak memberikan kesejahteraan kepada rakyat maka isu seperti ini mesti diselesaikan secepat yang mungkin.

Jika rakyat sudah tahu siapa yang menyelewengkan wang mereka barulah mereka merasakan kesejateraan kerana kerajaan ikhlas dan bercakap benar dan telah melakukan apa yang dijanjikan.

Masalahnya kita selalu berfikir mendapatkan hasil dan pendapatan yang baik untuk keluarga sudah mencukupi untuk dijadikan kayu pengukur tentang kesejahteraan tadi.

Kalupun rakyat sudah mendapatkan peningkatan pendapatan tidak semestinya mereka hidup dalam kesejahteraan jika mereka masih melihat sikap pilih bulu pemimpin dalam menangani kes-kes rasuah.

Mereka akan lebih takut jika penginiayaan ini akan dilakukan keatas anak-anak dan cucu-cucu mereka pada masa yang akan datang.

Kegusaran rakyat ini ditambah pula dengan ketidak yakinan kepada system perundangan yang belum selesai untuk keturunan mereka mendapatkan penghakiman yang adil dan saksama.

Kerajaan boleh mengumumkan apa-apa sekali pun tetapi jika isu penyelewenagan dan rasuah tidak dapat dibendung maka segala pengumuman itu tidak membawa apa-apa faedah kerana sudah terpahat dalam pemikiran mereka yang rasuah akan menggagalkan apa-apa juga usaha murni kerajaan itu.

Rakyat sudah jemu kerana mereka sentiasa menjadi tebusan (taken at ransom) kepada rasuah yang begitu bermaharajalela saolah olah rasuah dan kerajaan itu adalah dua istilah yang sinonim.

Jika tidak sanggup membayar rasuah maka tiada peluang untuk mendapatkan apa-apa peluang dari kerajaan.

Isu Setiausaha Politik kepada Nor Mohammad Yaacob yang ditangkap o;eh SPRM dengan wang tunai 2 juta ringgit diPulau Pinang baru-baru ini memaksa rakyat untuk mengikuti perkembangan ini dengan serius dan menunggu samada Menterinya dipertanggungjawabkan atau pun tidak.

Jika tidak maka ianya sudah pasti menambah beban bagi UMNO dan BN untuk mendapatkan keyakinan rakyat dan akhirnya nanti sudah pasti parti pembangkang dan rakyat pula dipersalahkan kerana menolak pakatan parti-parti dalam komponenBN.

Ramai orang merasa hairan kenapa kita tidak mahu menerima hakikat yang rasuah itu adalah musuh numbor 1 kepada dunia dan umat; lebih hina dari pesalah liwat.

Kalaulah kita mahu menerima apa yang dikatakan oleh agama kita yang melakukan rasuah itu adalah seperti kita memakan daging saudara kita sendiri, saya yakin rasuah akan mampu dibenteras.

Jika tidak ada 'will' yang kuat dari pimpinan maka BN yang sudah hampir punah ranah ini akan menerima nasib yang Tuahan sahaja yang tahu dimasa depan.


Sekian…………………………………………Aspan Alias

SUHAKAM INQUIRY ON RAJA AZMAN - Is this the entire story?

Posted: 26 Feb 2010 12:20 AM PST

















Okay, at this point we may be wondering why three women and four men? Why not three women and three men, or four women and four men? Did one woman escape the raid and that is why there are only three women and four men? Or was one woman having a threesome with two men?

NO HOLDS BARRED

Raja Petra Kamarudin

By now you have probably read the official finding of Suhakam. (You can read below the full Bernama report about Suhakam visiting my son in prison and what the visit uncovered). And, of course, we can accept what Suhakam and Bernama say. Although both are government bodies, we can certainly accept their word without all sorts of suspicions.

Just to digress a bit, I remember when I was under ISA detention in 2001 and Suhakam visited me at the request of my family. A day before the Suhakam visit I was told about it. I was then coached on what to tell Suhakam. If I cooperated then I would be rewarded. My wife and children would be allowed to visit me. If I do not, then there would be no family visits.

Suhakam wanted to meet me alone but the police did not agree. They insisted that the Special Branch officers must be present during the meeting. And they recorded everything I told Suhakam.

So I cooperated and gave Suhakam a glowing report. They went home extremely pleased and announced that I am being very well treated and am even being given Kentucky to eat. I got to see my wife and children soon after that.

Now back to the story about Suhakam visiting my son. "He scolded an officer. So, he had broken the law. Normally, when you do that, you will be placed in a separate room or block until the investigation is completed," said Datuk N. Siva Subramaniam.

Now, since Suhakam did not offer any details about the 'incident', maybe I can help do that.

They gave my son some Maggi Mee and my son asked for some hot water. The prison guard asked why he wanted hot water and my son replied to eat his Maggi Mee of course. For answering back, the guard slapped my son and put him in solitary confinement.

My stupid son thought that the guard asked the question because he required a reply. He did not realise that it was a rhetorical question and not a question that required a reply. And because he answered back he had 'broken the law' and was subsequently punished.

Okay, the next 'crime' my son is supposed to have committed is as follows.

The guards raided the cell, which had about 30 prisoners, and they found a mobile phone in the cell. The guards then said my son must be the owner of that mobile phone and they assaulted him because he denied that he was the owner of the mobile phone.

So those are matters concerning the prison guards, the details which Suhakam did not explain in that Bernama report. Now let's talk about the police.

Further to these incidences, the police visited my son in prison and asked him to withdraw his not guilty plea and instead plead guilty to the charges he is facing. He refused, so they beat him up.

They then made a second visit and again asked him to withdraw his not guilty plea. He again refused and they made their move to again beat him up. And that was when my son went berserk. So they put him under psychiatric observation and then put him in solitary confinement.

So Suhakam did not lie. They just did not give us the whole story. And that is quite normal when it comes to the Malaysian government.

For example, there is currently a lot of brouhaha about the three women and four men who were sentenced to canning for indulging in illicit sex. Yes, it is not just three women as how the newspapers are reporting. It is three women and four men who were canned.

Okay, at this point we may be wondering why three women and four men? Why not three women and three men, or four women and four men? Did one woman escape the raid and that is why there are only three women and four men? Or was one woman having a threesome with two men?

Hmm…now it is beginning to get very interesting. Threesome….hmm…….

Can you see how we are given the story but not the entire story? Most of us would be following the case more closely if they had explained why it was three women and four men, especially if the explanation had been what I think it is.

This is the problem with the Malaysian newspapers. They swallow hook, line and sinker what the government says and they are not able to 'fill in the gaps'.

Let us look at another sex related issue. Dr Munawar and Anwar Ibrahim's adopted brother, Sukma, were arrested, charged, put on trial, and found guilty of allowing Anwar to sodomise them. Yes, that's right, both were accused of the crime of allowing Anwar to sodomise them and they were sent to jail.

But it was not rape. It was consensual sex. They are alleged to have consented to allowing Anwar to bugger them. That was why they were jailed. In that case, why was Anwar not also charged? Why were the screwee sent to jail while the screwer escaped punishment?

This was never explained and the newspapers, as usual, did not ask.

Then Anwar was charged for sodomising his wife's driver, Azizan, allegedly many times over a certain period of time. Again, it was not rape but consensual sex. But this time the screwer was sent to jail while the screwee was spared -- the other way around. Why? They said it was sex between two consenting adults. Then why was one party punished while the other escaped punishment?

In the Dr Munawar and Sukma case, the receiver goes to jail but the giver is spared. In Azizan's case, the giver goes to jail while the receiver is spared. So confusing and no explanation offered. And the newspapers don't bother to ask.

Now we are seeing the Saiful case being argued in court and he claims that Anwar had sex with him maybe a dozen or so times over a certain period of time. So, again, this is not rape. This is sex with consent. But only Anwar is facing trial. Why is Saiful not also facing trial?

Yes, questions and yet more questions. But no answers are forthcoming. And that is also the same in my son's case. They tell us part of the story but the story is full of gaps. And they do not fill in those gaps. And that is the modus operandi of the Malaysian government.

In the past they could do this and get away with it. Nowadays it is not so easy. And that was why they arranged that seminar in Washington yesterday. But, as usual, it fell flat. They thought they could pull the wool over the eyes of the Americans like they do with Malaysians. But they could not and the mission failed miserably.

But I will talk more about this Washington fiasco in another column.

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Raja Azman Inflicted Injuries On Himself - Suhakam

(Bernama) -- Raja Azman, the son of fugitive blogger Raja Petra Raja Kamaruddin, inflicted injuries on himself at the Sungai Buloh prison but not in an attempt to commit suicide, according to the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam).

Suhakam commissioner Datuk N. Siva Subramaniam said today Raja Azman, 34, told him that he slashed his left arm and swallowed razor blades after learning that he would be placed in a separate block for violating prison rules.

"When I asked him why he had injured himself, he replied that he was not happy to be isolated at the Tawakal Block for an investigation. He was not tortured. No one inflicted any injuries on him, neither the prison wardens nor officers," he told reporters after having met with Raja Azman at the Sungai Buloh prison, near here.

Raja Azman is now at the prison ward. He has been remanded at the prison since May 19 last year pending his trial on four charges of housebreaking and theft. He had failed to post bail.

The Prisons Department lodged a report at the Batu Arang police station on Feb 8, the very day that Raja Azman was found injured.

Siva Subramaniam said he was informed by the prison authorities that they wanted to place Raja Azman in a separate block because he had violated prison rules.

"He scolded an officer. So, he had broken the law. Normally, when you do that, you will be placed in a separate room or block until the investigation is completed," he said.

Siva Subramaniam said the infliction of injuries was neither an attempt to commit suicide nor was it torture by anyone else.

Raja Azman was not mentally disturbed and was not physically abused, he said, adding that he had acted in a moment of anger.

He also said that the slash wound on his arm did not require any stitches but he was taken straightaway nevertheless to Sungai Buloh Hospital for a medical examination.

"He passed out two small razor blades on his own. He did not suffer any internal injury. He is now at the prison ward and will return to his block in a few days," he said.

Siva Subramaniam said Suhakam was generally satisfied with the handling of inmates at the prison.

He said he was also briefed by the prison director, Navander Singh, during the two-hour visit.

news courtesy of Malaysia-today.net

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