Monday, March 1, 2010

Anwar Ibrahim to Rais Yatim Where did UMNO got that kind of money hard to blow off stench of allegations but umno can pay good money

Anwar Ibrahim to Rais Yatim Where did UMNO got that kind of money hard to blow off stench of allegations but umno can pay good money


Anwar Ibrahim to Rais Yatim Where did UMNO got that kind of money hard to blow off stench of allegations but umno can pay good money

Posted: 01 Mar 2010 09:48 AM PST

The last time Malaysiakini sat down for a chat with Anwar Ibrahim, he was the man of the hour.

Fresh from a string of victories in the 2008 general election, he was then about to leave for Permatang Pauh to make his political comeback.

Rais Yatim whenever this guy opens his mouth…..garbage just starts to spill all over….for heavens' save change your damn mode


SCENE 3: the mother HINI frog from kelanteh

TIME: Circa 2OIO

read more click here Our Cabinet Minister RAIS ANAK YATIN IS just not up to the mark.; need have a toned body is great to make love to and can give you an idea about the energy level of your man.

A Truth Nobody Will Ever Admit Why Mahatir Incarcerated Anwar Does Justice Matter After 11 Years Why Lingamgate Was Buried?

You see Ibrahim shaking hands with Najib? Looks like he's about to join UMNO, for this we have to thank PAS.

Only racist hypocrites and mouthpieces of Barisan Najis like Ibrahim Ali understand and loves the concept of 1Malaysia lies ! !

Owww, you got me, Shane. It's High Noon for me. That sure is frontier justice. Thank you, oh mighty cowboy, for saving me from my savageness…by killing me."


Umno spent the year systematically sabotaging the PR-ruled states by abusing varous institutions of democracy.

The PR was portrayed as weak, wavering and wobbling and Umno as having bounced back stronger to stamp its "supremacy". Najib was back in the saddle (taking the country for a ride) with his slogans!

The PR's successes were downplayed. Umno's scandals were diverted. Federal funds were denied or delayed or distributed discriminately.

PR leaders were demonised and Umno portrayed as the champion of Islam and the Malay race, and the defender of the royalty. Umno was bent on destabilising and destroying PR!

Umno shamelessly labelled the PR chief a "chameleon" (which Umno politician is not?) and a UMNOHigh Court ordered him to stand trial for Fabricated sodomy charges! But Anwar soldiered on.
Corrupt political leadership does not attractive men of outstanding integrity; neither can it be expected to enact effective laws to maintain high integrity in government. That truism has practically reduced our options to only one – a change of political leadership. That is, if we are still serious about restoring the rule of law and the pursuit of excellence for the country.
"In 1998-1999 trials, Anwar experienced the phenomenon of fabrication of DNA
evidence. We had SAC Rodwan illegally removing DNA samples from forensic
custody. In cross-examination of the prosecution's witnesses it was exposed
that DNA taken from blood samples was planted on the infamous mattress."
"When confronted with this fact the prosecution amended its charge and
persuaded the judge, Augustine Paul, to expunge the entire DNA evidence from
the record, preventing Anwar's lawyers from responding."
There were, in fact, other so-called 'damaging evidence' that they created
against Anwar to convince the public that he is indeed guilty of sodomy. In
time, Malaysia Today will parade these witnesses and reveal this evidence to
demonstrate to the public that the slime-ball IGP and scumbag AG, plus their
slithery minion, Rodwan, fixed Anwar's ass good and proper (pun intended).
Now, Rodwan met Saiful three days earlier and these two exchanged at least
eight phone calls. Nevertheless, no police report was made until Saiful had
visited two hospitals — three days later. Why engage in eight phone calls
and have a secret meeting with Rodwan in a hotel room, and only after visits
to two hospitals does Saiful make his police report?
Raincoats & Turncoats another Garbage like Chandra Muzaffar – yeah right. Quit PKR and almost immediately got a job with the BN govt as a big bucks consultant.Who is Datuk Sallehudin? He was a former blue eye boy of Tun Daim. So,Garbage like Zaharain and Tan tee Beng should return to where their roots are and that is BN and UMNO the garbage dump…..By this garbage leaving is good for PKR and now PKR has less of these garbage and lesser headache for YB Anwar and PKR. i leave it to you to think of his background Umno selects tainted candicates all the time, and these rubbish continue to plunder the rakyat. Umno don't even bother to apologize to rakyat for this. At least Anwar has apologized for selection of bad candidates and he will be picking better ones for GE13. Rakyat's vote will still go to PR, as PR have shown sincerity in all their actions. BN and Umno are hopeless hypocrites.readmore A Truth Nobody Will Ever Admit Why Mahatir Incarcerated Anwar Does Justice Matter After 11 Years Why Lingamgate Was Buried?
Raincoats & Turncoats These frogs are naive. Do you think UMNO/BN will field you in the next GE? Dream on. UMNO/BN know fully well that rakyat today are not dumb-dumb. What UMNO/BN did was to unstable PR. These frogs are just, toads, or rather pawns.Corrupted ex-PKR politician quits PKR for BN is a proof that BN is corrupted. On the other hand, only clean, strive for rakyat rights ex-BN politician quits BN for PKR (e.g: Zaid Ibrahim, Chua Jui Meng, S Subramaniam). Only idiots still hold their faith in BN.Rose bushes needs pruning ever so often to allow the blossom to fully reach its maturity. PKR was a movement that surpassed itself, most likely astounding its own people of the level of success in the previous election. It was a party restricted by the continued arrest and harassment of its opposition leader and facing a BN machinery that has all the ammo from its 50 odd years as an incumbent and controls mechanisms such as the media, judiciary and police for. It was true that whoever Pakatan picked for election they had a chance to win, a running joke was that if they fielded a stick it would still win, so large was the disillusion with BN. Yet it isn't surprising that there would still be bad apples, most that left were former BN people that were opportunistic as they were sidelined by BN and now their worth to be bought over has increased due to PKR. It is a good time to take stock and clean house, candidates from Pakatan must be of high caliber and can withstand public scrutiny. The people will now judge better of their candidates and all political parties must ensure that candidates are capable of running their office and serving the rakyat. If these party quitters are really truly moralistic they should relinquish their post upon leaving the party as the people voted them based on the ticket they were running.read more The United States And Amnesty International Have Raised Concerns Over The Sodomy1 Charges Against Anwar What Will Be Like This Time?

A year and a half later, however, his Pakatan Rakyat coalition is on the defensive. There is a new and more robust prime minister in charge. Pakatan lost Perak after BN engineered a number of defections.

Anwar himself is facing another controversial sodomy trial. But being an incorrigible optimist, he remains upbeat.

In this first of a four-part interview, he tells Malaysiakini about his battle to clear his reputation in a second sodomy charge leveled against him, which he concedes is a liability in the battle for Malay votes.

But unlike the Sodomy I trial 10 years ago, Anwar is confident of staying out of prison despite all the "dirty machinations" by BN.

He also said that, although Najib is a stronger opponent than his predecessor Abdullah Ahmad Badawi (Pak Lah), he does not hold a candle to his other adversary, Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

"Mahathir's strength is that he fights things head on. Najib is never known to have the capacity to face up to things," he explained.

Anwar said that Najib's tactics of using Umno mouthpiece Utusan Malaysia and institutions such as the judiciary to smear him is a sign of "cowardice" and "sheer hypocrisy".

"I know their personal lives, I was their friend…. Who is talking about morality here? In Islam – be it sodomy, adultery, drinking or corruption – who can pass the test? Name one person. Can Najib pass the test?" he asked.

Excerpts of the interview follow. The content has been edited for language and brevity.

Malaysiakini: It seems that since Sept 16, 2008 Pakatan has lost momentum and that Najib, notwithstanding the Perak episode, has been coming up with initiatives that are getting media attention, thus giving BN the upper hand. Do you agree?

Anwar Ibrahim: I would say that in the first three months (of Najib's term in office), yes. You have (the global public relations firm Apco Worldwide), fully-financed to craft this liberal image and (they are) temporarily successful.

So you have this façade of this nice guy trying to reform the country, and then you have this hidden agenda and black hand using all these powers – the Special Branch, the Malaysian Anti- Corruption Commission, the judiciary, (attorney-general) Abdul Gani Patail and the prosecution – to 'beat up' opposition leaders.

It's not just Anwar, it's (Kelantant Menteri Besar) Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat, it's (Penang Chief Minister Lim) Guan Eng. I think the more effective you are, the more the beatings. So I think the situation has changed dramatically.

Was he (Najib) successful in Perak? Yes, but only in taking over the government. But (was he) successful in terms of winning the hearts and minds of Perakians? I'm not sure.

(Was he) successful in trying to portray that he is the champion of the Malays, contrary to his public image and persona in his 1Malaysia concept? People know it is sheer hypocrisy, done to please some segments. I don't think he is convincing anyone.

The only issue is now, to me, the battleground is the Malays, because they tend to repeat this in their incessant propaganda and mechanism using instruments like Utusan Malaysia. (This is) clearly racist. The true Umno agenda is in Utusan Malaysia, the façade is Najib's 1Malaysia.

You mean to say that just because the Chinese and the Indians don't read Utusan they are completely ignorant? No. So the battleground is among the Malays, which means we, particularly the Malay leaders … and I've said to (DAP leader Lim) Kit Siang and Guan Eng is that even the Chinese leaders need to go down, not only to court the support of the Malays but to show that here in Pakatan Rakyat we have a breed of Malays who remain committed to the Malay and Malaysian agenda, which we will have to explain.

We have Chinese leaders who say, 'Look, this is the stark reality. We are not here to have a Chinese government'.

Do you think that Najib is a tougher opponent than Pak Lah?

Tougher in a sense that he is more vicious and ruthless. You can see it in the case of Perak. You saw that he was prepared to call (the former Perak Pakatan assemblypersons) to his house for days, which is not usual. I mean, he doesn't care that people associate him with dirty machinations, because he thinks he has Apco to cover his international image.

(Najib) would have no qualms … look at the present case. That he could call up the young man, and (sodomy complainant Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan) admit to meeting him before the (police) report….this is not done if you are any decent sort of political player. Stalin, Hitler, I don't know. I have not heard or seen anything like this throughout my experience.

(As for) the judiciary, the (Perak) 5-0 decision in the Federal Court means that they don't care. The way they dismissed the (royal) commission report in the VK Lingam case. You can name it, one after another.

Clearly, we are in for a tougher challenge, which is also a sign of desperation. I'm sure his advisers would tell him, 'Look, we don't have an option. The (BN) component parties are in complete disarray. We have to hold on to Umno, get these Malays, hold the base and threaten the rest'.

Would you put Najib on the same rank as Mahathir, in the way he is using state institutions?

Yes, in some ways, because Mahathir is a very strong influence (on Najib). I don't see much difference, although Mahathir's strength is that he fights things head on. Najib is never known of having the capacity to face up to things.

More subtle in a sense?

I don't consider that subtlety. I consider it cowardice, because he has never in his entire political career had to face up to a challenge.

On one hand, he has 1Malaysia, and on the other he has Utusan. Some argue this is because of a split between him and deputy premier Muhyiddin Yassin, who is seen close to Mahathir. Do you agree?

I don't know, and I am not keen to comment on that. The rationale that Najib is a true Malaysian leader … and then there's Utusan.Utusan is under him! It is totally naïve to think that here is the prime minister and president of Umno and he has no influence over the police, the AG, the judiciary and more so, the media.

The president of Umno has absolute control of the media, but more soUtusan because it is their mouthpiece. That, you can read, is the real Najib.

He wants to make sure to dilute some of the attacks because then he can turn around and say that he didn't say anything. He didn't say it, but Utusan (did and it) is under him. How do you deny it? Probably get some of his boys to say this might be Muhyiddin, that the prime minister has nothing to do with this.

So you think his fingerprints are there.

I am absolutely certain. I have been associated with Umno and I know how the prime minister and the president of the party controls (Utusan). It's absolute.

Najib's wife Rosmah Mansor came up with a statement recently denying that she is the one pulling his strings. Knowing Najib as you do, do you agree?

She may be right. It's not strings, we're talking about ropes. [Laughs]

Rosmah and Najib have also been alleged to be involved in the 'conspiracy' levelled against you in the sodomy charge. How confident are you of winning the case?

I don't know about winning, but they cannot even prefer a charge with compelling medical evidence. If they are determined, they have to fight it out, and it's not easy.

They have to send Abdul Gani of all people, the most discredited AG in the region, to defend the issues of law and governance in Washington DC. They will send him to Australia, Turkey, Indonesia, Qatar … so I say, 'Good. You send the AG as the roving ambassador and save the country'.

The Australian MPs are backing you quite strongly.

Not only the Australian MPs. Some to do it quietly. I know of presidents and prime ministers of countries who have written to Najib and the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

But based on the Sodomy I trial, it looks like they are hell-bent on getting you. Your bail wasn't granted and you went straight to prison.

(Judge) Augustine Paul is gone, but then the same thing is happening now. You see the change of judges, the issue with the charges … they think they have improvised and are more sophisticated in the charge, but they made enormous blunders too.

In the first charge, no medical evidence was required. In the second charge, they had medical evidence but that has actually forestalled the process. They can smear, and they will continue to do that to my reputation, to my character, they have done that for the past 11 to 12 years. They have done everything. Not that I like it, I am actually sick of this.

It reflects the worst of characters, (those) who claim a moral position. The worst form of hypocrisy. I'm now saying this, this is in public domain. I know their personal lives, I was their friend. Don't forget, I was deputy prime minister and had quite some powers, overseeing the Anti-Corruption Agency, and the Special Branch reported to me.

But what do I do? Do I choose to play their game? No, I don't. They should thank me because I have not been provoked to the extent of opening up the cases that I know of. But that does not stop them.

I remain confident not because I am naïve and unrealistic, but it is a tough sell. Mahathir did so, and he just couldn't be bothered, known to disregard every single rule. Of course, now, everything has been exposed in the Lingam tape. I have redeemed myself, I am vindicated. In fact, the Anwar case, for me, is strong enough.

Now we also have the billionaire list, which includes his son (Mokhzani). I don't need to pick a fight with (Mahathir).

We have Najib, who wants to portray himself as a liberal man, a reformist. He can't have this and at the same time think that Gani, the mediocre AG, will help resolve the problem. He can't.

So I am confident. (DAP adviser) Dr Chen Man Hin, (told me), 'Keep up the good fight'.

You are the central figure for Pakatan and PKR. Can the coalition and party hold it together if you go to prison?

I don't think this is true, because many of the programmes, for example the ones that (DAP secretary-general Lim) Guan Eng and (Penanti state assemblyperson Mansor Othman) organised in Permatang Pauh, they attracted a huge crowd even without me. In Perak, there are huge programmes.

But sometimes they do want to pull slightly larger crowds, (and) so okay, I can do that.

You're confident that, without you, the party will survive?

So far, the programmes in Penang, Kedah, Perak are going on without me. And I'm not going to jail. No way are they sending me to jail. For doing what?

Even if you don't go to jail, hypothetically, will the party be able to survive if you are out of the picture? Because you are a personality cult, people are in it because they support you.

Of course, people talk about it. But I was out of the picture for six years and things were still going on.

People were backing your fight for justice. If we take Anwar out of the equation, will PKR…

Don't give them the idea of me going out of the picture. These guys are nasty. That's why I've stepped up my security. It's a bit annoying and people complain, they say, 'We can't even shake hands with him'. But we have our intelligence and people advise us, so I have my hands tied.

Relating to the sodomy charge, some people say, there is no smoke without fire. How do you react to that? People are saying that 'perhaps…

No, this is tak baik (not right). You accuse the people, then you smear them, which is unprecedented. Nobody in Malaysia, or throughout the world (has done this). Look at history, Chinese history, Indian history, Muslim history, there is nothing…

It just shows how vicious, how dirty the machinations, how desperate these people are. So a (police) report has been made, should I be investigated? Yes. Should a charge be preferred? No.

You ask any legal expert, any Muslim expert, internationally, to look at the charge. The charge says, 'Yes, the doctor said it's conclusive, but we don't think it's conclusive'. What is this? It's a joke.

Medical evidence is medical evidence. This is the first charge in the world that people know of where you can prefer against a person when there is medical examination and findings (against it). That's it. Why this 'smoke and fire' and all that?

My friend, a doctor in Washington told me, 'You can't have pretty girls in your office because your wife will not approve. You cannot have young, handsome men because it will lead to suspicion'.

So I asked, 'Then what happens?'

'Have 70-year-old ladies as your secretaries'. [Laughs]

What Mahathir did was to implant suspicion, and what Najib does is to reinforce this. But do you let these evil forces to succeed? Do you allow these dirty machinations to succeed?

Again, why this hypocrisy on personal lives and morality? Who is talking about morality here? In Islam – be it sodomy, adultery, drinking or corruption – who is talking about it now?

An immoral person cannot lead. But what is immorality in Islam? Who can pass the test? Name one person. Can Najib pass the test?

Speaking of campaigns, you are now being used as the poster boy for gay rights internationally. What do you think of that?

[Laughs] What did I do to them? I have quite a strict moral code myself but I don't impose.

I know some Malay friends who (are known to drink, so) what do I do? Do I not be friends with them? No, but I say, 'Please don't drink in front of me because it will embarrass me and cause problems'. Why this pretentious manner of imposing a moral code?

You can preach nicely. My understanding of Islam is that. There is a clear (understanding) that is not for you to probe, peep and then publicise to humiliate people.

These are the works of rogues who are trying to show as if they are so pious. I mean come on, oh my God … you know these characters, their personal character.

Aidila Razak/Mkini





Obama“To those leaders around. “To those who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent “Political murder!” cried Aziza

Posted: 01 Mar 2010 07:35 AM PST

another, TDM made a 180 degree turn, DSAI was fired, and the restis history.

DSAI was not the first to go against TDM. Musa and Tengku Razaleigh did that in the 80s. They were not sent to prison. But why TDM wanted to "KILL" DSAI? What really happened back then? Why each time TDM opened his mouth, BSKL took a bitting? But each time DSAI said something, BSKL gained? What really happened back then? And then Al-Gore pulled a stunt when he came to Malaysia for the APEC dinner. To much unanswered questions, and now, we are saying DSAI is the right person for our next PM? Come on guys, lets get back to basic… WHY TDM wanted to "KILL" DSAI?All law abiding citizens must stand up and be counted. This is a fight where the citizens must win in order that we may live in peace and not in fear!If you think this is just Anwar's problem, then, think again because if the justice system in Malaysia is damaged beyond repair, then, all Malaysians could be confronted with situations like Kugan, Anwar and a whole host of other abusive and life threatening occasions experienced by the less fortunate Once the justice system is irreparably damaged, then, the darker side of jealousy or opportunists will creep beyond the less fortunate onto other innocent parties like you and me. This will be because if the institutions of the nation are able to manipulate our country's democratic rights without any consequences, then, our enemies or disenchanted acquaintances will be able to do an "Anwar" or "Kugan" on you if they so choose and can afford it or have good contact to execute it!Nobody will be safe if we do not stand up and voice out our opposition to gross manipulation of our democratic system underpinned by our pillars of democracy. The politicians are very sensitive to public opinions and when the public overwhelmingly demands that they stop destroying our democracy, they will have no choice but to follow suit because every citizen holds the power to send them to oblivion through the ballot boxes.

Make use of your voice and your vote!

In a CIVILIZED society where the rule of law prevails the State Prosecution will not proceed with any charges without evidence knowing full well the judge will throw out the case. Can Malaysia show the world it is civilized and that the rule of law prevails here?

The news media reported that the AG already had a medical examination and CCTV footage for the trial. All it takes is another Paul Augustine and a semblance of (manufactured) "evidence". It would be a forgone conclusion.

We have seen enough in the last few years and right up to the last few weeks to not expect any qualms or decency from Najis and his cohorts. Mahathir never bothered about world opinion, basic human decency or the rakyat's feelings and Najis would similarly not be perturbed.

I would be pleasantly surprised if the DSAI's striking off action was granted or the case against DSAI withdrawn for lack of evidence.

Yes, drop the charges. Charge Saiful instead for making a false report and causing all the trouble. Send him to jail to share with perverts so that he can fulfill his dream of being a sodomy victim.

To me the Government always think

They are the almighty,

The rakyat is nobody,

The police are their boot-lick boys

And so is the judiciary,

Water cannons to fan off the rakyat's fury,

The rakyat most of whom they want to bury,

So that UMNO can survive eternally

The Najis will not let the sodomy matter go! They will create more lies, fabricate evidence and get the corrupt judges to convict Anwar. Anwar, like many others in the opposition will be silenced. The UMNO goons has the power and resources at their disposal to do just that. Anwar will not stand a chance. As long as UMNO is in power the rakyat will be crushed. There is no justice in Malaysia until the UMNO goons are toppled.

Writer: "How about dropping the charges against DSAI now that there is evidence that Saifool was never buggered?"

Najib: "Hello…since we can misinterpret the constitution, we can also misinterpret the [beep] hospital report!"

Writer: "Isn't that illegal and a miscarriage of justice?"

Najib: "Who said anything about a [beep] fair trial?"

Writer: "What about the wasted expenses and court time?"

Najib: "We are rich! In fact we are so stinking rich that a million Ringgit is but spare change."

Writer: "But we are talking about the country's money."

Najib: "So what's the [beep] bloody difference? You born yesterday?"

Writer: "This means that you are proceeding even when evidence shows otherwise."

Najib: "What evidence? You mean that bloody [beep] report?" The Health minister has just been ordered to eat that bloody [beep] report. We are going to do another report, comprendo?"

Writer: "Isn't this fabrication of evidence illegal?"

Najib: "Not the first time and won't be the last time. What's your [beep] problem?"

we can make some money." I got very upset. Then he said, "Relax. Why don't you say that you brought some girls and boys for him."
Fernando: Did you provide limousine services to Dato' Seri Anwar?
Jamal: Yes, every time he visited Washington DC.
Fernando: Did you yourself drive these VIP's around?
Jamal: Yes.
Fernando: In September 1998 did you go to the Malaysian Embassy in Washington?
Jamal: Yes, I did.
Fernando: Did you meet a Malaysian diplomat by the name of Mustapha Ong?
Jamal: Yes.
Fernando: During that meeting what transpired?
Jamal: He asked me to go to New York for business.
Fernando: When?
Jamal: The following day, at 6.00 am.
Fernando: In your limousine?
Jamal: No, in my private car, a Cadillac.
Fernando: What transpired during the journey?
Jamal: We drove off and just before the Delaware Bridge, he asked me if Dato' Seri Anwar had made any sexual passes at me. I told him, "You must be joking!" Then he said, "You can make some money."
He told me, "If you can say that he made sexual advances at you, we can make some money." I got very upset. Then he said, "Relax. Why don't you say that you brought some girls and boys for him."
I said, "Look here Mr Ong, leave me alone; I don't care about Malaysia, I don't care about nobody right now. We are going to New York for business. Let's finish the business and I don't want to hear the subject no more!"
When we drove on New York, he tried to convince me further and in the meantime I was thinking to myself, do I know two Anwar Ibrahim? He (Ong) told me, "There is a videotape in Malaysia everybody by now knows Anwar Ibrahim from the videotape; why don't you say so."
I said if you have a videotape, why the heck do you want me for?" He replied, "So that the Americans will know too!
When we arrived in New York, I dropped him off at a diplomat's apartment. I think it was on the 13th street, East Side. The Malaysian diplomat came down holding a very small booklet and passed it on to Mustapha Ong and they were talking in Malay. I did not understand them. Ong put his hand on my shoulder, trying to convince me to spend the night there. I refused. I wanted to go back to Washington. Mustapha showed me the booklet and asked, "Why dont't you sign this and we can make up to US$ 200,000. Don't be crazy."
I said: "You are looking at the most crazy man in the world. That's me." And I told him: "You change the name from Jamal to Mustapha Ong and say that Anwar Ibrahim made sexual passes … made love to you. Say anything and you make the money!" I then said, "Have a good day!"
I left and went back to Washington DC … straight. Then I went to see the Malaysian Ambassador, one Dato' Dali.
I told Dato' Dali what transpired during the journey. He was very upset. He said, "Jamal, I assure you I have nothing to do with it. The Embassy has nothing to do with it." And he was very upset; I could see the fire on his face. He said, "You should have slapped him on the face." I said, "I should have done that."
He told me to forget the whole thing. Three months passed and the whole thing kept coming to my mind. I wanted to get if off my chest. I went to see one Sheikh Thahar, a friend of Dato' Seri Anwar.
He is the president of an Islamic University in Northern Virginia. Leaders from all over the world go to see him. He is a friend of Faruqi (a world-reknown Islamic scholar). I made three attempts to see him but was not successful. Then I made a phone call. I told him I wanted to see him. He said, "What for." I told him, with respect to Dato' Seri Anwar. "How fast can you come?" he said.
Subsequently I drove down from Washington and met him at 2 pm. I told him what happened. He told me, "Why don't you see the Malaysian Ambassador." I told him I had seen him (the Ambassador) three months previously. He said, "I will get in touch with you tomorrow". The next day, he phoned me and asked me if it was okay with me, I could make an affidavit before a lawyer about what happened.
Then I said to him, "What you want me to do, I will gladly do." I went with his son to see a lawyer and told the lawyer what happened and he wrote it down. The lawyer asked me if I was prepared to take a lie-detector test. I said, "If you want me to take a lie-detector test, I take a lie-detector test, if you want to put me to sleep I'll go to sleep."
Fernando: Did you sign an affidavit?
Jamal: Yes. Then I left.
Fernando: Then what happened?
Jamal: I think Sheikh Thahar got in touch with somebody in Malaysia subsequently. Then Sheikh Thahar asked me, "Are you willing to go to Malaysia if you can." I said, " I am willing, if I can." Sheikh Thahar thought I was afraid. I said, " I am not afraid of anyone. I have fear only for God."
Fernando: Did Sheikh Thahar say anything about religion?
Jamal: He said, "If you shut out the truth, you are the devil's brother!"
Fernando: Did Dato' Seri Anwar make any passes at you or sodomise you at any time?
Jamal: No sir, he did not, he never did and never will!
Fernando: So this man wanted you to fabricate this evidence, did he not?
Jamal: I think so.
Fernando: On the way to New York from Washington, did Ong ask you to meet anybody or propose to meet anybody?
Jamal: Yes, he did.
Fernando: What did he say to you?
Jamal: He asked me to meet somebody from Abdullah Badawi's staff so that I can collect the money but I refused.
Fernando: Why did he want you to see somebody from Abdullah Badawi's staff?
Jamal: I understood, by that, if I say what they wanted me to say, I will get the money.
Fernando then told the court that Anwar was placed in a most unusual situation where the defence had to prove his innocence instead of the prosecution having to prove his guilt.
THE CORRIDORS OF POWER
Raja Petra Kamarudin
The burden of proof is on the prosecution but was shifted to the defence instead
An accused person is not required to prove his innocence. Instead, his accusers have to prove his guilt. In Anwar Ibrahim's case, however, he was placed in an unenviable position of having to prove his innocence.
Anwar was charged for 'committing sodomy one night, at 7.45pm, between 1 January 1993 and 31 March 1993'. Even with such a wide and vague charge, Anwar still managed to provide alibis for all those 90 days except one.
Yet, the judge still insisted that Anwar had not established his alibi. But the judge was not able to say which one of those 90 days Anwar's alibi had not been established.
"All an accused person has to do is to create reasonable doubt," said Christopher Fernando. "He does not have to prove anything or establish his defence beyond a reasonable doubt."
"He is not required to prove anything conclusively with respect to his defence of alibi. But the judge held he had to and the he had not proved it 'conclusively'."
"Conclusive proof is a standard even higher than beyond reasonable doubt."
Fernando then told the court that Anwar was placed in a most unusual situation where the defence had to prove his innocence instead of the prosecution having to prove his guilt.
"This is most unusual; alien to the law," argued Fernando
"All Dato' Seri Anwar had to do was to raise reasonable doubt."
"Between 4 February and 31 March 1993, Dato' Seri Anwar managed to establish his alibi, except for 19 February 1993, said the judge."
"There was no rebuttal at all by the prosecution to counter Dato' Seri Anwar's alibi."
"The prosecution failed to observe this very basic principle of law."
"Dato' Seri Anwar had to prove he was not in the Tivoli Villa in the 90 days between 1 January and 31 March 1993."
"Instead, it should have been the prosecution's task to prove that he was there."
The burden of proof was on the prosecution, argued Fernando. But in Anwar's case it was the other way around.
"In spite of the monumental task to prove Dato' Seri Anwar was not there (Tivoli Villa) the defence still managed to do so."
"Yet the judge still insisted the defence did not establish his alibi."
"But the judge did not say which one day over the 90 days the alibi was not established."
"From 1 January 1993 to 3 February 1993 the apartment was under renovation."
"So, from 4 February 1993 onwards, the alibi needs to be proven, and it was proven."
"Witnesses were brought to testify and documents submitted to support the alibi."
"The judge's mind was cluttered. He was very confused and could not see the wood for the trees."
"Tivoli Villa was not occupied. It had no furniture and was under renovation and the prosecution never rebutted this alibi."
"The prosecution said Sukma had free access to the apartment but this was never proven."
Azizan Abu Bakar had testified that he had been sodomised in the Tivoli Villa and that the act had taken place on a bed in a fully-furnished apartment, complete with carpets and all. He further testified that the act had taken place prior to 1993.
The defence, in turn, managed to prove that the apartment was under renovation from 1 January 1993 to 3 February 1993, and that from 4 February 1993 to 31 March 1993 Anwar was never in the apartment.
"The judge tried to buttress the evidence. He was trying to prop up a case that was so weak and unconvincing."
"He said Azizan's evidence is as strong as the Rock of Gibraltar."
"Preposterous is too mild a word to use."
"No judge in the history of this nation has gone this far to build up the credibility of a witness such as this – a witness who has no credibility whatsoever."
Fernando explained that if there is any benefit of the doubt, it should have been given to the accused, not the prosecution. Instead, it was the opposite in Dato' Seri Anwar's case.
"This is a basic fundamental principle of law."
"Azizan should have been impeached. This is not difficult as clearly he lied."
"If Azizan had been impeached, the hearing would have ended then and there as the entire trial hinged on Azizan's testimony."
Shafee Abdullah: Fixing Anwar Ibrahim and Finishing Off Raja Petra
SHAFEE ABDULLAH: FIXING ANWAR IBRAHIM
In this special police operations centre in Umno lawyer Shafee Abdullah's law firm is a whiteboard and on this whiteboard are two names: Anwar Ibrahim and Raja Petra Kamarudin. Below these two names are all sorts of notes, scribblings and etchings.
Very troubling reports have been published, which reveal the existence of a medical report of an examination done by a doctor on Mohd Saiful Bukhari bin Azlan a few hours before Saiful lodged a police report that he had been sodomised. The medical report apparently shows that there is no evidence that he had been sodomised by anyone.
Such reports raise some very serious questions that require immediate answers:
(1) Are the police in possession of such a medical report?
(2) Was the doctor concerned interviewed by the police and was he detained for any length of time?
(3) Is the doctor concerned facing any form of intimidation and, if so, by whom?
(4) Is there a medical report by another doctor that either confirms or contradicts the first medical report?
(5) If it is true that the medical report exists showing a lack of prima facie evidence, what then could have been the justification for the vigorous actions taken against Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as well as the public call by the authorities for his DNA sample?
The answers to these questions are of paramount importance, as they bring into focus the integrity of our law enforcement system.
These latest disclosures regarding the investigations into the sodomy allegations are not the only ones to raise questions that need answering. There is, for example, also the issue of P. Balasubramaniam's abrupt "disappearance" that has yet to be satisfactorily explained. No one can deny that the circumstances of his first and second statutory declarations are highly unusual. All these show a pattern of events that cause much disquiet to right-thinking members of the public.
The Malaysian people are deeply troubled. A country that truly believes in the rule of law should not be faced with so many disturbing developments and unanswered questions.
The credibility of the Malaysian justice system as a whole is therefore at stake. The integrity of professionals, be they doctors or lawyers, must never be interfered with. The public must be left in no doubt that the criminal justice system in this country will not be misused or abused. There must be nothing less than an open and thorough investigation into these cases. This calls for the courage and professionalism of all those involved to do the right thing no matter the consequences. And those who have shown such courage and integrity must know that they live in a country where it is safe to do so.
Dato' Ambiga Sreenevasan
President
Malaysian Bar
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What Ambiga said in her press statement above is certainly true and she has cause for concern. But she would be even more concerned if she knows what we know about this whole matter.
A special police operations centre was set up some time ago to coordinate all activities related to the Anwar Ibrahim sodomy crisis. No, the special police operations centre was not set up AFTER the alleged sodomy act took place on 26 June 2008. It was set up way before 26 June 2008.
Why the need to set up a special police operations centre BEFORE the date of the alleged sodomy act? Are they clairvoyant and did they peep into their crystal ball and 'see' the crime happen before it actually happened? Was the special police operations centre set up so that they could solve the crime? Or was the special police operations centre set up BEFORE the date of the 'crime' so that they could invent the so-called crime?
Yes, questions and yet more questions. But this is not yet the icing on the cake. The icing on the cake is that this special police operations centre is not located in the police headquarters. It is located in the meeting room of the office of prominent Umno lawyer Shafee Abdullah who possesses a notorious reputation for fixing cases such as those involving the people implicated in murdering Altantuya Shaariibuu or those alleged to have pinched the bottoms of cigar girls in the Havana Club in Kuala Lumpur.
Name me any questionable case and you will find the hand of Shafee Abdullah behind that case. And this same person is coordinating the Anwar Ibrahim sodomy allegation from the meeting room of his law office in Kenny Hills.
There are four police officers headed by an officer name Aziz who are based in this special police operations centre in the meeting room of Shafee Abdullah's law firm. But why are they based in an Umno lawyer's office instead of in the police headquarters? Is this an official police operation or is this a rogue operation? Yes, we have watched many Hollywood movies about the CIA's Dirty Tricks Department. Have Shafee Abdullah and the Royal Malaysian Police also seen the same movie? It appears so because the special police operations centre in Umno lawyer Shafee Abdullah's law firm looks like a plot out of these movies.
In this special police operations centre in Umno lawyer Shafee Abdullah's law firm is a whiteboard and on this whiteboard are two names: Anwar Ibrahim and Raja Petra Kamarudin. Below these two names are all sorts of notes, scribblings and etchings. There are also charts and strategies on how both Anwar Ibrahim and Raja Petra Kamarudin can be implicated in various crimes and incarcerated until their teeth fall out of their gums.
Yes, the police report to Umno lawyer Shafee Abdullah. And Shafee Abdullah coordinates this special police operation with the IGP and AG. And the purpose of this special police operations centre in the meeting room of Umno lawyer Shafee Abdullah's law firm is to explore how to incarcerate Anwar Ibrahim and Raja Petra Kamarudin. And the special police operations centre has to be in Umno lawyer Shafee Abdullah's office and not in the police headquarters because, officially, the IGP and AG are not involved in the Anwar sodomy case, as announced by Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.
Shafee Abdullah is no ordinary man. In fact, he is not even a man; he is a devil. But he is Malaysia's first and foremost sodomologist, a specialist in crimes of sodomy. And that is why the Pusrawi doctor's report was rejected. He is just a normal doctor, a GP, argued the government. The prognosis of a normal doctor can't be accepted as evidence in a sodomy case, never mind if he has been practicing medicine for two decades or more. They need the prognosis of a sodomy specialist, a sodomologist, and Shafee Abdullah is Malaysia's first and foremost sodomologist.
That is why Senior Assistant Commissioner (SAC) II Mohd Rodwan Mohd Yusof did not meet Saiful in the police station or at the police headquarters. The special police operations centre is not in the police station or at the police headquarters. It is in the meeting room of Umno lawyer Shafee Abdullah's law firm. So it would be dangerous to meet Saiful in this law firm lest someone finds out. That is why Rodwan met Saiful in room 619 of the Concorde Hotel.
Okay, so Rodwan met Saiful one day before the alleged crime took place. But then maybe Rodwan is clairvoyant or he has a crystal ball and he 'saw' that a crime of sodomy was going to take place the following day. Some people do have this gift of 'foresight'. Nevertheless, whether the timeline appears a bit out of sync or not, they still have the 'evidence' to work on to 'prove' that Anwar did sodomise Saiful the day AFTER Saiful met Rodwan in room 619 of the Concorde Hotel.
One such crucial evidence was supposed to be the doctor from Pusrawi's medical examination of Saiful at 2.00pm on Saturday, 28 June 2008. But then the doctor said that he had examined Saiful and found no evidence of sodomy. This report has since surfaced and the doctor has gone missing so, now, there is no way they can use this evidence.
The next evidence was supposed to be the second medical examination done at the Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL) at 4.00pm on Saturday, 28 June 2008. But then the outpatient department of the HKL was closed at 4.00pm on Saturday, 28 June 2008. So how could a second medical examination have been done? Yes, that's right. No second medical examination was done and the doctors at the HKL refuse to doctor a medical report to say that the second medical examination had been done, when none had been done, or to say that they did find evidence of sodomy, when they did not.
Since none of the doctors at Pusrawi or HKL are cooperating with the police, the last piece of 'evidence' will have to be Saiful's underwear. Okay, Saiful's underwear does not really have Anwar's semen stains on it. But this is a small matter. As long as someone from the Chemistry Department is prepared to testify that they did examine Saiful's underwear and they did find Anwar's semen stains on it, then that would be good enough. They will be able to build their case against Anwar and charge him for sodomy based on this 'evidence' from the Chemistry Department.
No, the Chemistry Department has NOT come out with their report yet. There is no report from the Chemistry Department that says they found Anwar's semen stains on Saiful's underwear. This is because they first of all need Anwar's specimen so that they can plant it on the underwear and so that the Chemistry Department can then 'discover' it.
But Anwar is being bloody silly. He is being extremely pigheaded and stubborn. He refuses to hand over his specimen. How can they plant Anwar's semen on Saiful's underwear when Anwar refuses to let them take his specimen? The Chemistry Department can't prepare its report saying that it found Anwar's semen on Saiful's underwear until the police are able to plant it there. But Anwar does not want to voluntarily hand over his specimen so this plan is being upset a bit.
But never mind. As soon as Parliament convenes later this month they will rush through a new law that will make it mandatory for you to hand over your specimen if the police demands that you do so. Refusing to hand over your specimen when the police demand you do so will soon become a crime and you can be sent to jail. They will try to pass this law before Merdeka Day of 31 August 2008 and they will try to backdate the law and make it retrospective so that any 'crime' committed before the passing of this law will also be covered.
Soon they will get Anwar once the DNA Act becomes law and Anwar can no longer refuse to hand over his specimen. Then, once they have obtained Anwar's specimen, the Chemistry Department will be able to 'discover' it on Saiful's underwear. Then they will be able to arrest and charge Anwar. And, who knows, they might even be able to convict him as well.
Yes, this Shafee Abdullah the sodomologist is good. He has names, charts, notes, scribbling and etchings all over his whiteboard in the meeting room of his law firm. This meeting room has been the special police operations centre for quite a while now. It was set up long before the alleged sodomy crime took place on 26 June 2008. It was set up not to solve the sodomy crime. It was set up to create the crime.
But, thus far, they lack one very crucial piece of evidence. They lack Anwar's specimen that they need to plant on Saiful's underwear. But they will get it as soon as the new DNA Act becomes law and they can use this law to force Anwar to hand over his specimen. Then Anwar is finished and they can close down the special police operations centre in the meeting room of Umno lawyer Shafee Abdullah's law firm and once again use this meeting room for fixing legal cases.

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The Politics of Sodomy: Will Justice be Mangled Again?

Anwar and The Rogues of 1998Anwar and The Rogues of 1998

To convict an innocent man of false charges, there must be four parties acting in concert, three of them in the criminal justice system. They are the Police to fabricate evidence, the Attorney-General to frame the charge and the Judiciary to convict the accused irrespective of whether he can put up a creditable defense.

By Kenny Gan, Suara Keadilan

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READMORERosma "Use all necessary force to bring them to submission!"

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And the tyrants looked at them and desired what they owned
And plotted and planned to take it.

"Dispossess them!"
"Massacre them!"
"Use all necessary force to bring them to submission!"

And the dispossessed cried for mercy.
Yet, no one heard.
" reformasi" They yelled.

And the tyrants cried "ISA THEM KUGAN THEM!"
"Starve and beseige them!"
"Use all necessary force to bring them to submission!"

And to the world the tyrants raged: "Security!"
And the sycophants cried in defense of the tyrants.

Then Conscience spoke and asked.
"Who will secure the starved, beseiged and dispossessed?"
Silence.
"Accountability!"

By R. Sivarasa

SHAH ALAM: This is not the first time–in a court case in which Anwar Ibrahim or one of his close associates is the accused–that the prosecution is depending on fabricated evidence.

The cases of 1998 and 1999 were replete with incidents of manufactured confessions, fabricated DNA evidence and suppression of evidence on the part of the police and the senior prosecutors involved.

Several quick examples can be given. Attorney General Gani Patail, who was one of the senior DPPs prosecuting Anwar in 1998, was exposed this year as having fabricated medical evidence in the form of medical reports in the investigation into former IGP Rahim Noor's brutal assault of Anwar on the night of 20th September 1998.

After the world saw Anwar's black eye, there was a huge outcry and widespread international condemnation. A police investigation then followed.

The Investigating Officer for the case, Dato Mat Zain, confirmed in a letter to the MACC in April 2009 that Gani Patail was actively fabricating false medical reports with the assistance of Musa Hassan (now IGP) in an attempt to suggest that Anwar's injuries were self-inflicted along the lines of a suggestion made publicly by Dr. Mahathir.

Fabrication of evidence against Anwar also went on in related cases involving individuals connected with Anwar.

Gani Patail was implicated in serious charges of threatening Nallakaruppan with the death penalty to force him to give false evidence against Anwar. This was exposed in the form of a statutory declaration by Nallakaruppan's lawyer Manjeet Singh Dhillon, who was a direct witness to the blackmail and extortion that Gani perpetrated.

    • Federal Court judge Steve Shim in the case of Zainur Zakaria v PP [2001] 3 CLJ had this to say of Anwar's application to disqualify Gani and Azahar Mohamed as senior prosecutors in the 1998 case because of their involvement in threatening Nallakaruppan with the death penalty to get him to assist in the fabrication of evidence:

"In the circumstances, was he not justified, on a prima facie basis, in complaining that AGP (Gani Patail)'s conduct at the meeting on 2 October 1998 was an attempt to get Nalla to fabricate evidence in order to perfect charges against him for other alleged sexual offences?"

Judge Augustine Paul did not disqualify Gani. Instead he found Anwar's solicitor, Zainur Zakaria, in contempt of court for filing the application and sentenced him to three months in prison. Gani went on to become Attorney General. Azahar became a High Court judge.

Sukma, the adopted younger brother of Anwar, was arrested in September 1998 as well, and held incommunicado for 14 days.

His lawyer's repeated requests to see him were rejected. He was subjected to mental and physical torture until he made a confession to committing sodomy with Anwar.

The police officer named in the Court of Appeal judgment responsible for this was Musa Hassan, now Inspector-General of Police.

A physical examination by one Dr Zahari Noor showed there was no evidence of penetration. This report was known to the prosecution, who suppressed it when Sukma was produced in court to plead "guilty" based on his purported confession. The court prevented the lawyer appointed by Sukma's family from speaking on his behalf after an objection by the prosecutors ( Gani Patail and Yusuf Zainal Abiden).

The Court of Appeal in the reported judgement of Sukma Darmawan Sasmitaat Madja v PP [2007] 4 CLJ 697] had this to say in June 2006 of the case:

    "Here we have a case of an improper conduct of a prosecution by the intentional suppression of evidence favourable to the defence. And there can be no clearer case of an injustice where the plea of guilt is alleged to have been induced by illegitimate pressure."

Dr Munawar Anees was arrested and detained under similar circumstances. He too was held in incommunicado detention, tortured and forced to make a false confession under duress of sodomy with Anwar.

Unfortunately for him, all the appellate courts he faced were hostile. Judges like Low Hop Bing J in the Court of Appeal, together Zaki Tun Azmi ( the current Chief Justice ), Zulkefli Makinudin J. and Nik Hashim J. in the Federal Court have made sure that Dr. Munawar's demands for justice and to have his case reopened for a new trial were turned down.

They made sure that Dr. Munawar would never be able to expose the ordeal he experienced in 1998 at the hands of the police, prosecution and courts in a new trial.

His application to review the earlier Federal Court decision was turned down very recently–on 28th December 2009–by a Federal Court panel comprising of Arifin Zakaria J., Raus Sharif J. and Mohd Ghazali Mohd Yusuf.

The clear contradiction between the treatment of Sukma's case and Munawar's case at the appellate courts is obvious.

In any criminal legal system, when a confession is challenged on the grounds that it is involuntary, the accused is automatically entitled to a full hearing on its voluntariness.

This safeguard is even more important when a guilty plea was recorded on the basis of that involuntary confession.

Regrettably the highest courts in Malaysia have lost sight of such fundamental principles.

By their actions, they have legitimised serious crimes committed by police and prosecutors in the case of Dr. Munawar, who was arrested, detained and tortured into making a false confession and then jailed for six months, the purpose being to tarnish Anwar's name by association.


Meanwhile, enjoy these reruns:

AUGUSTINE PAUL DIES AT 64

HE WAS THE PRESIDING JUDGE AT ANWARS SODOMY AND CORRUPTION TRIAL
THE CURRENT ATTORNEY GENERAL GHANI APPEARED BEFORE HIM AS THE LEAD PROSECUTOR.
THE INVESTIGATION OFFICER I BELIEVE WAS
OUR CURRENT POLICE INSPECTOR GENERAL, YES?
ANWAR FACES FRESH SODOMY CHARGES.
SHOULD ANYONE FEELS SLIGHTED, IT WAS NOT INTENDED.

Augustine Paul THE HELL FIRE WILL EAT DAILY YOUR WARIS WILL BE SELLING THEIR ASSHOLE FOR LIVING THIS IS THE CURSE OF GOOD PEOPLE OF MALAYSIA

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will the untouchable beautifully beastifull rosamah sent Anwar Ibrahim to jail?

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Mansor is unperturbed by the many wild allegations hurled against her by hostile parties.
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CAN WE MALAYSIAN STILL TRUST YOU MR FABRICATION SPECIALIST ATTORNEY-GENERAL,MAFIA GANG INSPECTOR GENERAL OF POLICE

Have they lost knowing the pleasure and wholesome pride it stirs in someone when they are told their father/mother was good and honest, dependable, someone who can be counted to act in the cause of justice, not just her name?

I can only feel for Augustine Paul with what he has left us.

And that is an irreconcilable sadness of what could have been.

Ummi confesses to being the architectthe Anwar sodomy allegation; a purely fabricated charge
During the earlier trial, it was revealed that the Special Branch tried to convince Anwar to "take action" but that Anwar refused, until pressed further by the Director who said it was "for the sake of national security" before Anwar agreed that action be taken.
In a new twist to the Anwar Saga, it was revealed that Ummi Hafilda Ali was the architect behind the accusation that Anwar had sodomised Azizan Abu Bakar. And, for this, she was disowned by her father just months before he died of a broken heart.

Christopher Fernando told the Kuala Lumpur Appeal Court that Said Awang, the Director of the Special Branch, went to meet Azmin Ali, Ummi's brother, who was then Anwar's Chief Private Secretary, to solicit his (Azmin's) assistance to persuade Ummi to retract the allegation that Anwar had sodomised Azizan.

What is most interesting by this revelation is that:

1. Said Awang went to meet Azmin BEFORE he met Anwar. Therefore, the allegation that Anwar had abused his position by summoning the Special Branch, and that he asked them to force Ummi and Azizan to withdraw the sodomy allegation, is a fallacy. In fact, it was not Anwar who summoned Said Awang to see him, but the Special Branch Director who took the initiative to meet Anwar.

2. The idea to persuade Ummi and Azizan to retract the sodomy allegation came from the Special Branch and not Anwar. During the earlier trial, it was revealed that the Special Branch tried to convince Anwar to "take action" but that Anwar refused, until pressed further by the Director who said it was "for the sake of national security" before Anwar agreed that action be taken.

3. The Special Branch was fully aware that it was Ummi who was behind the sodomy allegation and that Azizan was merely the instrument to the whole thing. That was why they wanted Azmin, her brother, to try to persuade Ummi to retract the allegation.

This sheds light on the previous day's proceedings where Fernando revealed that Azizan testified three times, under oath, that Anwar never sodomised him – an admission that took even the trial judge aback.

Fernando related how Said went to meet Azmin to request a meeting with Anwar Ibrahim. In the meeting with Azmin, Said asked him whether Ummi is his sister and Azmin confirmed so.

Said Awang then asked Azmin whether he was able to persuade his sister to withdraw the sodomy allegation against Anwar but Azmin replied that would be impossible as he no longer talked to his sister since the allegation surfaced.

The Special Branch was aware that Ummi was behind the accusation and was, in fact, the plotter of the whole thing. And, the period when this discussion with Azmin was going on, the Special Branch had not met Anwar yet.

Azmin then called the family together to discuss the issue. In all, three meetings were held that included Ummi herself.

Ummi at first denied she had written the letter to the Prime Minister accusing Anwar of sodomy. Azmin then advised his sister to steer clear of the conspiracy, and that was when she admitted this would be impossible to do as she had been promised money and contracts for her role and, in fact, money had already changed hands.

Ummi later confessed to her father her involvement in the conspiracy and that it was actually she who had written the letter to the Prime Minister. The father, a religious teacher, then disowned her and, soon after, died of a broken heart, never forgiving his daughter for what she had done.

It was clear, from the testimony in court, that Azizan's letter to the Prime Minister had been written by Ummi. Ummi had confessed to this. Azizan, in turn, during the course of the trial, admitted that Anwar did not sodomise him.

However, when the defence tried to bring up this very crucial bit of evidence during the trial, the trial judge disallowed it. The judge refused to allow the letter to be admitted as evidence or to allow Ummi to be called to court to testify.

Ummi's role in this whole thing was clear and indisputable. The fact the sodomy accusation against Anwar was false was apparent. Just before he died, Ummi's father wrote an open letter to Harakah, an opposition newspaper, explaining the whole matter and, in no uncertain terms, accused his daughter of involvement in the conspiracy to frame Anwar and of being the person who wrote the letter to the Prime Minister.

Had the judge allowed this crucial bit of evidence to be admitted, argued Fernando, it would have changed the entire complexion of the case and the judge would have been hard-pressed to find Anwar guilty.

Attempt after attempt was made to frame Anwar of sexual misconduct charges; and Pak Lah is involved too

"There was an evil plot to secure a conviction through devious means," said Christopher Fernando on the second day of Anwar's appeal hearing in the Kuala Lumpur Appeal Court.

Fernando then told the court that attempt after attempt was made to frame Anwar on sexual misconduct charges.

One such case was Dr. Munawar Ahmad Anees, then one of Anwar's speech writers, who was arrested and subjected to physical and mental torture to force him to admit he had a homosexual relationship with Anwar.

Fernando then took the court through the lengthy Affidavit signed by Dr Munawar on 7 November 1998 that detailed the experience he went through at the hands of the Malaysian police.

The torture he endured finally broke him and he admitted to the 'crime', which he later retracted in his Affidavit.

Fernando then brought the court's attention back to the Manjeet Singh Dhillon matter that was raised in court yesterday to emphasis his point of yet another attempt to frame Anwar.

At this point, Fernando called upon the court to recommend a Royal Commission of Inquiry be established to investigate Manjit Singh Dhillon's serious allegation against Abdul Gani Patail and Azhar Mohamad as this is a most serious matter affecting the administration of justice and the rule of law.

"If they are found not to be involved in extorting fabricated evidence, then their names will be cleared," said Fernando. "It will be to their benefit."

"If they are involved, then they ought to be brought to justice. That is the only way to resolve this pressing problem and to restore public confidence."

Clearly there was a concerted effort to frame Anwar. But these attempts were not confined to Malaysia. It also extended to the shores of the US as well, argued Fernando. One case in point was an incident involving Jamal Abder Rahman.

"We are trying to show a pattern, how witnesses were approached to give fabricated evidence and these efforts extended beyond the shores of Malaysia to the US," said Fernando.

Jamal is an American citizen of Arab descent who operates a limousine service in Washington DC and had a contract to provide limousine services to the Malaysian Embassy in Washington.

In September 1998, soon after Anwar's dismissal and subsequent arrest, a Malaysian Diplomat, Mustapha Ong, asked Jamal to declare that he had procured women and young boys for Anwar.

"A witness who constantly changes his stand means he is lying," argued Karpal. "And yet the judge declared that Azizan's testimony is 'as strong as the Rock of Gibraltar'."

THE CORRIDORS OF POWER

Raja Petra Kamarudin

"The prosecution not only wanted their pound of flesh, it also wanted a pint of blood"

Karpal Singh continued where he left off on Wednesday, 26 March 2003, by emphasising that Section 402A of the Criminal Procedure Code is mandatory and there is absolutely no discretion in the matter.

The Kuala Lumpur Appeal Court was told that the date on the charge against Anwar was amended twice; from 'May 1994', to 'May 1992', then to 'one day from1 January 1993 to 31 March 1993'. The defence had asked for a postponement to allow it time to file its notice of alibi but the court did not grant this ten-day grace that it should have under the law.

"This violated Article 5(1) of the Constitution," argued Karpal. "Dato Seri Anwar was deprived of his right under the law."

Karpal said the trial judge had acted prejudicial and irredeemable and he ought not to have sanctioned the prosecution of Anwar.

Karpal then asked the court to consider setting aside the judgement against Anwar.

On the credibility of the prosecution's star witness, Azizan Abu Bakar, Karpal said Azizan gave five conflicting statements at different points of time.

Azizan's statement was recorded under Section 112 of the Criminal Procedure Code and, under this section of the code, a person whose statement is being recorded:

1. Must answer all questions posed to him. (He/she cannot refuse to answer any question).

2. Must tell the truth. (He/she cannot lie).

3. Anything he/she says can be used against him/her. (Including cited for perjury if he/she lies).

Azizan, who had his statement recorded over five different dates from August 1997 until June 1999, however, kept changing his stand.

"A witness who constantly changes his stand means he is lying," argued Karpal. "And yet the judge declared that Azizan's testimony is 'as strong as the Rock of Gibraltar'."

"Far from it!" said Karpal.

"The duty of the prosecutor is not to obtain a conviction but to administer justice."

"The role of the prosecutor should exclude the notion of winning or losing."

Karpal said that since Azizan made five conflicting statements at different points of time, this "made an improbability of what actually happened."

As for the fact that Anwar was charged in 1999 for an event that was alleged to have happened in 1993, the six years delay would have reduced his opportunity of preparing a proper defence.

"Memories fail with time erasing the ability to recollect happenings six years ago," said Karpal. "A fair trial could not be achieved with such a long time lapse."

"Under section 402A, Dato Seri Anwar's trial should never have taken place. This is a serious miscarriage of justice."

"Your Lordships are bound to rule that Section 402A has been infringed."

The Bench and Karpal then engaged in a debate as to the notice of alibi which, according to the Bench, is to the benefit of the prosecution.

Karpal argued that it did not matter as to whose benefit the notice of alibi may be. It is something mandatory and not something the judge could use his discretion to rule. The defence had made a request for a postponement but the trail judge denied the request.

"The judge did not do his duty. He should have stopped the trial and all the evidence should have been ruled inadmissible."

Karpal then related how the defence had applied for a postponement to allow the investigating officer to investigate Anwar's alibi. The Attorney-General then, Tan Sri Mohtar Abdullah, stood up to say he had no objections to the postponement.

"However, after lunch, the AG turned turtle and raised an objection."

Even the judge had declared that the police should investigate the alibi. "Then, later, he turned round and said that it is their choice, that it was their discretion if they choose to do so.

"The judge said that it was the prosecution's own funeral if they do not challenge the defence's alibi."

Karpal then told the court that the judge had stated that corroboration is necessary. He then turned around and said he was prepared to accept Azizan's testimony without corroboration though Azizan was an unreliable testimony who perjured himself many times.

"Corroboration is necessary. But, if a witness is unreliable, then, even if his testimony is corroborated, it still cannot be accepted and should be rejected."

Karpal then took the court through Azizan's close proximity (khalwat) case in the Alor Gajah Syariah Court. Because of this case, Azizan's credibility as a witness had been destroyed.

Azizan said he had revealed the alleged sodomy incident because of his "duty and honour as a Muslim."

Karpal said the defence then requested to recall Azizan as a witness to reassess his credibility. The judge, however, would not allow it.

"You can put a label of a thoroughbred on a horse," said Karpal. "But a donkey is still a donkey."

"The judge was not only scraping the bottom of the barrel. He was scraping the outer bottom of the barrel."

The investigation officer had testified that Azizan's testimony had no contradictions. "Then why amend the date on the charge?" asked Karpal.

"Was the judge judicially honest in arriving at the decision that Azizan is a reliable witness who did not perjure himself?"

Karpal then said that medical evidence is prime evidence. "Why was Azizan not sent for a medical examination? This could have corroborated Azizan's testimony."

"The investigation officer admitted that there was still time to send Azizan for a medical examination."

"The judge swallowed the evidence hook line and sinker."

"Allegations of sodomy can easily be made but are very difficult to prove. The evidence therefore must be very convincing."

In any trial, there is the prosecution's case and the defence's case. But Dato Seri Anwar was denied his constitutional right to a proper defence. Anwar, therefore, had only half a trial – which means he had no trial.

Karpal then asked the court to allow Anwar's appeal and set aside the conviction.

"Anwar's prosecution, in fact, ought not to have commenced right from the word go. No man properly trained in the law would have done what the AG (then) had done."

"The prosecution not only wanted their pound of flesh. It also wanted a pint of blood."

"Azizan's evidence has turned to stardust."

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Poor Anwar , he had some real scumbags as 'friends' – Ezam & Anuar Shaari.
Disgusting opportunists as well as traitors.
Ezam & Anuar Shari conspired with Rosmah mansor NAJIB TUN Razak
THE EPISODE SODOMY 11 During the course of Anwar's impending trial, Malaysians will be told of the link Saiful has with Mumtaz Jaafar. Malaysians will also be told who Mumtaz Jaafar is and what her 'special' links with Rosmah are.
Further to that, Malaysians will be told about the relationship between Najib's Special Officer, Khairul Anas, and Saiful —
the political divide are guilty of dirty political conspiracy. In fact dirty political tactics are ofter used in western countries like Britain and USA. Some have been exposed (like the Watergate incident) although not morally right was legally and lawfully correct which they skillfully employed.read moreHEY! THERE ARE SIGNS OF PENETRATION ON DESPERDO VULTURE'S ASSHOLES LET THIS BASTARDISED UMNO INSPIRED ASSHOLES TO LEAVE, WE VOTERS WILL SHOW THEM WITHOUT US THEIR SMELLY ASSHOLES WORTHLESS

THE JUDGE:

THE DPP:



Analysing Tan Tee Beng's resignation from PKR

Posted: 01 Mar 2010 08:14 AM PST

Malaysiakini's news headlines Tee Beng quits PKR reported:

Nibong Tebal MP Tan Tee Beng today formally announced his resignation from PKR and is now an Independent.

However, he refused to confirm if he will be an ally to Barisan Nasional.

But he appealed to the federal government to release federal development allocations for his constituency, so that he can do his job in serving the people.

Asked how he would respond if BN expects his support in Parliament in return for the federal allocations, Tan said "these are two very different things which should not be linked".

I draw two items from the above report:

Firstly, by appealing to the federal government to release federal development allocations for his constituency, he has finally admitted that allocations to MPs (as different from Penang ADUNs) should be from the Federal government and not the Penang State government.

In other words, he has by default also admitted that his accusatory attacks against Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng for allegedly refusing to provide financial allocations for his Nibong Tebal federal constituency had been a misdirected malicious attack all along, that was, attacking Lim Guan Eng for no other reason that he wanted to attack Lim Guan Eng.

It probably was because Lim is DAP.

Secondly, note he hasn't rejected the idea of joining BN or becoming a so-called 'BN-friendly' MP, like Hee is in the Perak State Assembly. But this post is not about Tan becoming a frog. If he does that, it won't surprise me. After all, his family roots are in Gerakan-BN. His father Tan Ghim Hwa was the former Gerakan State Chairman, and known as the sworn enemy of the DAP.

Lim Kit Siang had in 1991 described Tan Ghim Hwa as a political vulture in a matter where phone threats were made against Lim, allegedly by some Gerakan Party members.

This post is more about Tan Junior's attack against CM Lim GE in particular and the DAP in general.

We can of course speculate that his background could have been a possible factor in his latent hostility towards the DAP and the son of Lim Kit Siang, and eventually brought to the boil after some disagreement with CM Lim. But let us not forget that he came from the Chinese section of PKR, led by (its de facto section leader wakakaka) Tian Chua.

In the lead up to March 2008, Tian Chua had realised that while the Malay (ex UMNO) bloc of PKR would electorally contest against UMNO, his Chinese section would have difficulty staking out 'green pastures' as the DAP had already been grazing on those plots for eons.

So it wasn't strange that Tian Chua targeted the DAP rather than the MCA (or Gerakan) in the earlier days when Anwar Ibrahim and Lim Kit Siang were talking about PKR and DAP (and PAS) forming a loose pact to defeat the BN. Then PKR's idea of so-called 'negotiations' with DAP had been to make press releases without DAP even knowing about (or agreeing to) the negotiations. Azmin Ali had been a notorious culprit in such media pre-emptive strikes against the DAP.

Given these two factors, I suppose one shouldn't blame Tan Tee Beng for possessing such an invincible bias against the DAP and the Lim family. But one wonders at his political moral values for leaping out of PKR just after two years as an MP elected under the party's banner.

My uncle knows his father quite well. In the days when Dr Lim Chong Eu was wandering (like Moses) in the political wilderness, between his resignation as MCA President until his co-founding of Gerakan Party with people like Dr al-Alatas and Tan Sri Dr Tan Chee Khoon, Tan Ghim Hwa joined Dr Lim in his pre-Gerakan party called UDP (United Democratic Party) in Penang. His political baptism of fire was in my village Ayer Itam but he was defeated by MCA's Lim Kean Siew (formerly of Labour Party).

Tan Ghim Hwa was then a greenhorn pollie, and known as Mr Clean. My uncle was shocked when 25 to 30 years later Lim Kit Siang brought out the issue of alleged phone threats to his (Lim's) safety, and Lim's description of Tan Ghim Hwa as a 'political vulture'.

Remember Tan Ghim Hwa's political allegiance metamorphosed as a member of a Gerakan Party against BN's predecessor (Perikatan or Alliance) to being a member of a Gerakan Party within BN.

Is this going to be a sad case of 'like father, like son'?

But more importantly, the lessons from the actions of PKR people like Tan, Zahrain, Firaus, etc suggest that both federal and state seats in Penang should go to a party whose candidates will be least likely to jump the Pakatan ship.


Don't drinlk & drive

Posted: 01 Mar 2010 07:06 AM PST


Exsiden semasa penggambaran.


Raise your voices against the molesting of our JUDICIARY?by the sly oldfoxy Pimp Mahathir,THE Molester is GHANI PATAIL, Sodomiser is Lingam &CO

Posted: 01 Mar 2010 05:02 AM PST

Is this the man?
The custodian of the dying ember?
The man who generations to come will remember as the last man standing, before the new dawn set in?
OR
Is this the man who is going to set in an even more harsh regime?
To ensure he and his team will have a long run on the nation?
Driven by chauvinism, and detested by the international as well as the domestic society?
Is this the start of a dynasty in the Malaysian Public Life?
Does this mean that we Malaysians are so incapable that we need a select few families to tell us how to live our lives?
Are we so dependent that all aspects of our lives need to be controlled?
Are we so handicapped that we need these political dynasties to teach how to interact with each other?
CAN WE THE MALAYSIAN PEOPLE RISE TO THE OCCASSION WHEN THE NATION NEEDS US?
CAN MALAYSIA DEPEND ON US?

HOW CAN A JUST GOD INTERVENE?READMORE"Sexual Politics, Malaysia Style": The first charges against Anwar Ibrahim

ANWAR declares: No way are they sending me back to Jail
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ALIRAN says: The way things are moving, it seems, only divine intervention can save him from the injustice he is being subjected to.

Short of plugging the suspicious judges with acock, cork, what form of divine intervention would you be wishing for?

Should Anwar have Access to the Prosecution's Evidence? The evil plot vs evil plot najib got burnt in the middle THE Ezzam game play MCC'S honesty without the serum Truth or dare! Just the lure of lucre seems to be enough inducement for them to let their deepest, darkest secrets come tumbling out
In his inaugural speech, President Obama addressed these MALAYSIAN dictatorships. "To those leaders around. "To those who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent, know that you are on the wrong side of history; but that we will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist. "Political murder!" cried Azizah Ismail, wife of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, accusing the ruling United Malay National Organization (UMNO).

The trouble with Mahathir in particular is that he had the chance to be remembered as a visionary leader – someone who brought his country to prosperity and spoke boldly on behalf of the Global South. Instead, he will be remembered for stupid acts like jailing his Deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim on sodomy charges and making blanket statements against "the Jews.
In 1999, he was sentenced in a highly controversial trial to six years in prison for corruption, and in 2000, to another nine years for alleged homosexual acts. However, in 2004, Malaysia's highest court, the Federal Court reversed the second conviction and he was released.
Anwar is the only Malaysian to ever make it into Time magazine's 100 most influential people in the world. He is also one of the signatories of A Common Word Between Us and You, an open letter by Islamic scholars to Christian leaders, calling for peace and understanding.
In Malaysia, Mahathir was never as subtle or as smooth as Lee. But Mahathir was still a smart autocrat who kept control through his puppetry of the judicial system. The pivotal moment was in 1988 when Mahathir complained that the courts were "too independent".
He purged the chief judicial officer, the Lord President, and suspended the five chief justices of the Supreme Court. The court system has never given any further trouble to the Barisan Nasional, or National Front, ever since. Together with its predecessor, the BN has ruled Malaysia continuously for 54 years.
It's infinitely smarter to use legal instruments to purge judges than to use guns against protesters. A judicial massacre makes lousy TV. You won't see one live on CNN. So it remains hidden from international view. Yet it can be every bit as repressive. So when Mahathir faced a power struggle in 1998 with his deputy prime minister and heir apparent, the charismatic Anwar Ibrahim, he naturally turned to the courts to purge his younger rival.
In a blatantly political fix-up, he had Anwar arrested and charged with sodomy, a shocking crime in a predominantly conservative Muslim country. Even today it carries a maximum penalty of 20 years' jail. The police Special Branch concocted evidence and coerced witnesses. Anwar emerged from his police cell to appear in court with a bruised face, inflicted, it was later learnt, when the chief of police beat him.
The verdict was never in question. The courts convicted Anwar of sodomising his aide and speechwriter, Munawar Anees. The former deputy PM spent six years in jail. Munawar, now living in the US, has since said he was coerced into giving evidence against Anwar. "My detention by the Malaysian Special Branch taught me how it feels to be forcibly separated from one's wife and children," Munawar wrote in the Wall Street Journal last month.
"How it feels to be searched and seized, disallowed to make phone calls, handcuffed, blindfolded, stripped naked, endlessly interrogated, humiliated, drugged, deprived of sleep, physically abused. What it's like to be threatened, blackmailed, hectored by police lawyers, brutalised to make a totally false confession."
With Malaysia under tremendous international pressure from Anwar's admirers, including America's Al Gore and Britain's Gordon Brown, and with Mahathir retiring from the prime ministership in 2003, a review court overturned the sodomy sentence. Anwar was released in 2004.
He was allowed to return to politics in 2008 to lead the opposition to the BN. And he committed the crime of doing so with some success. In March 2008, under challenge from Anwar, the BN won a national election, but was shocked to lose its prized majority of two-third of the seats in parliament. The new BN Prime Minister, Najib Razak, reacted exactly as Mahathir had to a challenge from Anwar.
Four months after the ruling party's election setback, Anwar was once again charged with sodomy. Once again, it's a blatant political case. The newspaper The Star called the case "Sodomy II".
Why is Anwar such a threat?
"At the moment," says Carl Thayer, an expert at the University of NSW, "there is no other leader who can hold together the opposition coalition of an Islamic party with a Chinese party, who is capable of being prime minister, and who has experience and international recognition that Anwar has."
The case is a joke. It exposes the Najib government as desperate and underhanded. It makes Malaysia a subject of international ridicule. While under Mahathir this form of legal manipulation might have been smart autocracy, in today's world it just looks like Malaysia is playing silly buggers with its national future.
Peter Hartcher is the Herald's international editor.
There are many questions surrounding the case How could an innocent 62 to be convicted of raping 20-old boy? Why did saifool- identify Anwar as his attacker?
The case centered around semen samples taken from the underwear of the victim., those semen samples are planted from ANWAR.
Still, current State Attorney says to put science aside for a second. The original trial didn't have the luxury of current technology and was handled appropriately.READMORE 
You ask for it! don't get natural JUSTICE from the Barisan only artificial justics that sinks

By Dr. Kevin Anderson
I often contemplate the parable of the college professor who shows his class an empty glass container. He then places a number of large rocks inside the container and asks the class: "How many of you believe this container is full?" Of course, most in the class raise their hands. With that the professor continues to pour increasingly smaller varieties of rock, from pebbles to gravel to sand into the container, at each interval asking the class the same question. Eventually the class, marveling at the amount of material that the professor is able to fit into the container, is dumbstruck. At the end of the demonstration, the professor finally concedes that the container is, in fact, full. He then pointedly asks the class about the meaning of the demonstration to their lives. No hands go up. Finally, in the rear of the class, a normally timid young woman raises her hand. The professor calls on her, and in a trembling voice she says: "Our lives are the container and in order to fill our lives we must always start with the big rocks. If we do that, we will always find room for the smaller rocks."
More about that in a bit.
Perhaps it might be useful to view Anwar's current legal struggle in the light of standards that exist outside of the Malaysian legal system. Of course, we as citizens of a nation can only work within the framework of the legal system of our country or state. Each sovereign has the absolute authority and prerogative to create laws that suit its people and that somehow reflect its legal history, its constitution and its overall mentality toward justice in general. And, certainly, Malaysian law should not be compared with, and is in many ways entirely dissimilar to, U.S. law. I understand this and am in no way suggesting that Malaysian law should be in lockstep with American legal precepts.
As a former prosecutor in the U.S., I have always marveled at the many attractions in Malaysian law, not the least of which is the ability of the government to appeal acquittals and to seek upward modifications of sentence. Similarly, it certainly creates loads of new opportunities for closing arguments when the prosecutor is allowed to suggest that the defendant's silence, under circumstances in which a reasonable man would be expected to cry out his innocence, is strongly suggestive of guilt. I mean, from the state's standpoint, what's not to like?
However, the present situation and battle being fought by Anwar is one that normally does not appeal to the majority of armchair legal quarterbacks who enjoy the pitched battle of actual trials: what we sometimes refer to as "the guilt phase". This time, it's the nitty-gritty stuff: evidence. Anwar is now in the midst of what is referred to in my state as a "motion in limine".
A motion in limine is any request, by either side, that may be raised prior to trial. These normally are critical evidence motions, often involving issues associated with providing evidence as set forth in the relevant rules. What Anwar is dealing with now, and which notably the government is appealing, is a decision regarding "discovery". Discovery is the term used in U.S. law to refer to the obligation of the parties in litigation (the State and the Defendant in a criminal case) to provide each other with certain information. Both have obligations to disclose some portion of their intended evidence.
My state of is no different than the other 49 states in its promulgation of criminal procedure rules that are strongly – and increasingly – deferential to the rights of criminal defendants. There are a number of reasons for this, primarily the U.S. constitution's grant to the accused of the right to a fair trial. Beyond that is the requirement, accepted under Malaysian law as well, that governments prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. The implication of this burden of proof on the discovery process is the widely held perception that the defense can only illuminate such doubt when it has the benefit of assessing the evidence. Of course, there is the history underlying the formation of the 13 colonies: that a government with unbridled powers is a potential obstruction to liberty throwing back to touchy colonial issues such as freedom of worship, and taxation without representation.
Honestly, as a prosecutor, I never cared much for the requirement to turn over my case to the defense. Yet, I acknowledged that I represented the government: a well-oiled machine that had police, scientists, resources, credibility and, ultimately, the commonly-held belief within society that anyone who is charged with a crime is, well, probably guilty. Remembering that the international symbol of justice is the blindfolded woman holding a scale, I always had to slap myself to remember that my disclosure of the state's evidence went a long way in ensuring that balance. After all, if I were confident in my case and knew that I could argue my heart out on the merits and win a conviction for the good and true folks of my little town, then why should it be a cause of concern if the defendant knows what evidence I have? And, if his having the evidence allows him the opportunity to construct a lawful defense, then, at the end of the day, he has achieved his constitutional privilege of a fair trial. Don't misunderstand me. I loved to win, perhaps too much. One of the things I often overlooked and that, in fact, ultimately drove me out of criminal practice, was my slap-in-the-face learning moment that it wasn't how many notches I had in my gun belt It was all about letting the system work; about remembering that a man's life and family are riding on judicial outcomes.
So, what is Anwar asking for? And here, I do have to do a little tit-for-tat comparison, so please excuse. Under my state's law, the state must disclose all evidence that it intends to use at trial. It must also turn over all exculpatory evidence (evidence tending to suggest the innocence of the defendant). I, as prosecutor must also provide the names and reports of all experts I intend to call as a witness in the state's case including the results of any tests or assessments done; the statements of any witnesses I intend to call, any tapes and recordings of statements made by the defendant, any information I have that tends to impeach the credibility of state's witnesses, including prior inconsistent statements, relationship with the prosecution and evidence suggesting a character for untruthfulness.Significantly, all the above-mentioned items must be disclosed without request. They are what we call "automatic discovery".
It would appear that Anwar's requests do not exceed what the majority view in U.S. law would consider stuff to which he is entitled without even having to ask.
The question I have then is a rhetorical one perhaps, yet one that must would appear to underlie the Anwar case at this point. Why isn't it automatic discovery in this case? There is nothing fundamentally unjust about Malaysia. Its legal system is largely founded upon precepts of the British common law system, as is the American system. Similarly, there is nothing magical, mystical, anti-Asian, overly liberal, American or even western about American rules of discovery. They are simply a means to learn the truth in the judicial setting and to do so in a forum that offers a fair opportunity for both parties to access and benefit from that truth. And, in a country whose judicial system seeks to demonstrate its independence and to dispel suggestions of impropriety, aren't the truth and the search therefore its best friends? Shouldn't they be? Isn't the best

READMOREMahather and his sidekick Najib's third great CONSPIRACY or IDIOTICRACY?



Erectile Dysfunction

Posted: 01 Mar 2010 06:45 AM PST

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Bob can't get an erection so he goes to the doctor.

The doctor tells him the muscles at the base of his Penis are broken down and there's nothing he can Do unless he's willing to try an experimental surgery.

Bob asks what the surgery is and the doctor tells him They take the muscles from the base of a baby elephant's trunk, insert them in the base of his penis, and hope for the best.

Bob says that sounds pretty scary but the thought of never Having sex again is even scarier, so he says ok.

The doctor goes ahead and performs the surgery and about 6 weeks later he gives Bob the go ahead to "try out his new equipment".

Bob takes his wife out to dinner. While at dinner Bob starts Feeling incredible pressure in his pants. It gets unbearable and he figures no one can see him so he undoes his pants.

No sooner does he do this than his penis pops out of his pants, Rolls across the table, grabs an apple from the fruit basket, And disappears back into his pants.

His wife sits in shock for a Few moments, and then gets a sly look On her face.

She says, "That was pretty cool! Can you do that again?" With his eyes watering and a painful look on his face, Bob says, "Probably, but I don't know if I can fit another apple up my ass."


Email Address

Posted: 01 Mar 2010 06:03 AM PST

An unemployed man is desperate to support his family. His wife
watches TV all day and his three teenage kids have dropped out of
high school to hang around with the local toughs. He applies for
a janitor's job at Microsoft and easily passes an aptitude test.

The human resources manager tells him, "You will be hired at
minimum wage of $5.15 an hour. Let me have your e-mail address so
that we can get you in the loop. Our system will automatically e-
mail you all the forms and advise you when to start and where to
report on your first day."

Taken back, the man protests that he is poor and has neither a
computer nor an e-mail address. To this the manager replies, "You
must understand that to a company like ours that means that you
virtually do not exist. Without an e-mail address you can hardly
expect to be employed by a high-tech firm. Good day."

Stunned, the man leaves. Not knowing where to turn and having $10
in his wallet, he walks past a farmers' market and sees a stand
selling 25lb crates of beautiful red tomatoes. He buys a crate,
carries it to a busy corner and displays the tomatoes. In less
than 2 hours he sells all the tomatoes and makes 100% profit.
Repeating the process several times more that day, he ends up
with almost $100 and arrives home that night with several bags of
groceries for his family.

During the night he decides to repeat the tomato business the
next day. By the end of the week he is getting up early everyday
and working into the night. He multiplies his profits quickly.

Early in the second week he acquires a cart to transport several
boxes of tomatoes at a time, but before a month is up he sells
the cart to buy a broken-down pickup truck.

At the end of a year he owns three old trucks. His two sons have
left their neighborhood gangs to help him with the tomato
business, his wife is buying the wholesale tomatoes, and his
daughter is taking night courses at the community college so she
can keep books for him. By the end of the second year he has a
dozen very nice used trucks and employs fifteen previously
unemployed people, all selling tomatoes. He continues to work
hard. Time passes and at the end of the fifth year he owns a
fleet of nice trucks and a warehouse which his wife supervises,
plus two tomato farms that the boys manage.

The tomato company's payroll has put hundreds of homeless and
jobless people to work. His daughter reports that the business
grossed a million dollars. Planning for the future, he decides to
buy some life insurance.

Consulting with an insurance adviser, he picks an insurance plan
to fit his new circumstances. Then the adviser asks him for his
e-mail address in order to send the final documents
electronically. When the man replies that he doesn't have time to
mess with! A computer and has no e-mail address, the insurance
man is stunned, "What, you don't have e-mail? No computer? No
Internet? Just think where you would be today if you'd had all of
that five years ago!"
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"Ha!" snorts the man. "If I'd had e-mail five years ago I would
be sweeping floors at Microsoft and making $5.15 an hour."
Which brings us to the moral: Since you got this story by e-mail,
you're probably closer to being a janitor than a millionaire.
Sadly, I received it too!!!!!!!

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“SS” SPDP

Posted: 01 Mar 2010 05:26 AM PST

After a much hectic week of Political manouvering from the Separatists 5 to PRS and the SC meeting of SPDP its now clear that there will be a lot of wasted effort. Its very clear that the 27 SC members and grassroot meembers are STEADFASTLY behind Mawan but still the Separatists 5 are too "STUBBORN" to accept the olive branch and return home.

According to the Mirror article the following words could have broken the heart of even the most forgiving person," William Mawan, did not honour his word of maintaining status quo before the party's triennial general assembly last year."As a result of this, we do not trust him any more; we have no more confidence in him to lead the party," they explained to Tengku Adnan

They also told him that they would never return to SPDP as long as the current leadership was still there and they are now seeking to merge with PRS.

Mawan had earlier met the BN SG and had explained the situation and was willing to take them all back in but they remain defiant and at the end of the day a BN member said,"Stubbornly Selfish and breaking up the equilibrium and BN spirit that the leadership has meticulously sewed together." 

This statement by one of the PRS SC member has really put a dampener in working with SPDP,"the meeting had agreed to reject the merger proposal from SPDP."We prefer to have merger with the five elected representatives.

An Emeritus professor questioned the legality of such a move by PRS SC and also is there an ITEM IN THE UPCOMING TDC AGENDA for this? Is PRS trying to tell the SPDP leadership something that they are not aware of? Our inner circle sources told us,"CM is really not too happy over these developments and he has specifically said ,"COOL IT" but still its on the Formula1 Racetrack. 

27 Steadfastly behind Mawan while Stubbornly 5 plus 3 are saying that they have losts all hope on Mawan and his leadership and who will come out trumps? It will take a while yet but at the end of the day it will be "SS" Sweet Success for all concerned if differences are patched up and United in BN Spirit.



PKR defectors’ independence questioned

Posted: 01 Mar 2010 05:26 AM PST


Pakatan Rakyat (PR) politicians and analysts have dismissed a suggestion that the recent defection of two PKR MPs and the threat of more defections would result in the emergence of a bloc of Independent lawmakers in Parliament.

PAS national unity committee chairman Mujahid Yusof Rawa scoffed at the possibility of an Independent bloc in Parliament and said that in Malaysian politics, there was no such thing as a "truly independent" lawmaker. "They are either here (PR) or there (Barisan Nasional)," he told The Malaysian Insider.

The Parit Buntar MP cited the example of the Perak when three PR assemblymen — two from PKR and one from DAP — left their parties to become Independents friendly to BN.

"This is just a political game. They announce that they are leaving now but they will later say they are friendly to Barisan," he said.

Even if the deserters remained as Independents, said Mujahid, he predicted that the bloc would be used as a back-up for the BN government to win votes in Parliament.

Former PKR secretary-general Datuk Salehuddin Hashim, who has also quit his party, predicted today an exodus of PKR lawmakers. This would result in a whole new faction in Parliament — an Independent bloc — which Salehuddin did not discount happening.

DAP's Lim Kit Siang said the defections showed that "painful and agonising though it may be", PR needed to undergo a "self-cleansing process".

Lim told The Malaysian Insider that if PR wanted to regain voter confidence, they needed to clean up house. "It may be painful and agonising but we have to go through it," he said.

Lim did not want to speak on the viability of having an Independent faction in Parliament and merely said: "Let them play up the theatre first and we will see what happens. All I want to say for now is that Pakatan needs to undergo some self-cleansing."

PKR national vice-president Dr Lee Boon Chye said the PKR defectors would find themselves to be fairly restricted in their quest to become truly independent MPs in Parliament.

"Already in the current situation, even as a strong opposition with a third of the seats, we find it difficult to balance the dominance of the Barisan so what more when you are an Independent," he said.

Political scientist Wong Chin Huat agreed with this and echoed Mujahid's views that Malaysian politics did not have room for a "third force". He noted that the independent MPs would not be truly free from influences from either PR or BN. "After all, how many lawmakers do you know are truly aware of their duties? Defecting from their respective parties do not make them better Parliamentarians," he told The Malaysian Insider.

He also pointed out that defectors would have little influence in winning over votes for BN. "The voters have already made up their minds so they do not want a third force. At the end of the day, these 'independent MPs" would have to choose which side they want to be friendly with. "If in the next elections they want to stand in a three-tiered fight, they would lose," he said. "The real damage is if the people think that these defections mean that the PKR is split and that Pakatan is weakening," he said.

In announcing his departure from PKR today, Nibong Tebal MP Tan Tee Beng said that he would remain as an independent candidate and would not be "friendly" to either coalitions. "If I am 'friendly' then I am not independent, am I?" he told a press conference this afternoon.

Tan's departure is the latest departure of PKR's federal lawmakers, following Bayan Baru MP Datuk Seri Zahrain Hashim's recent decision to also leave PKR.

Former PKR deputy president Dr Chandra Muzaffar said he believes that the existence of more independent lawmakers was a healthy scenario but admitted that the group would have little legislative influence. "If you look at the Malaysian Parliament, the ruling coalition has a comfortable majority to a point that they do not really need these independent legislators to pass bills. Unless of course, they have problems with the attendance of their own MPs," he told The Malaysian Insider tonight.

He noted that he had little confidence that the group of independent MPs would represent a unified voice in the Parliament as they all came from different ethnic backgrounds.

"Tan and (Pasir Mas MP) Ibrahim Ali will not team up, for example. However, if they could stand united on certain issues especially on ethnic issues, then they can play the role of a multi-ethnic bloc. They can become bridge-builders and this would be very good," said Dr Chandra.

At this point however, he said that it was difficult to imagine such a thing happening and noted that truly independent lawmakers were hard to come by, especially if they chose not to vote with their conscience in Parliament and instead began, again, to take sides with either party.

BN currently controls 137 seats in Parliament while PKR and DAP have 28 seats respectively. PAS holds 23 seats with one from Socialist Party of Malaysia. Five others are independents. BN needs 11 seats to retain its two-thirds majority.

news courtesy of Malaysian Insider


New system to improve accident-prone stretches

Posted: 01 Mar 2010 05:22 AM PST


Works Minister Shaziman Abu Mansor today announced a points system which will enable highway concessionaires to identify accident-prone stretches and rectify flaws for safer driving.

He said six points would be given for an accident involving death on a stretch, four points for serious injury, two points for light injury and one point for vehicle breakdown.

When the points for a stretch exceeded 25, the highway concessionaire would take measures at its own cost to improve the safety features at that stretch or black spot, such as widening a sharp bend, he told reporters after officially opening the Setul and Ampangan interchanges of the Kajang-Seremban Highway (Lekas).

Shaziman said the black spots identified on the North-South Plus Expressway were Km 102.8 (Sungai Petani-Sungai Petani Utara), Km257 and Km256.4 (Kuala Kangsar-Jelapang), Km373 (Slim River-Behrang), Km399.4 (Behrang-Tanjung Malim), Km431.4 (Bukit Beruntung-Rawang), Km6.7 (Sungai Rasau Toll Plaza) and Km17.2 (Damansara Interchange).

The black spots on the Kuala Lumpur-Karak Highway were at Km71.4 and Km71.5 (Bentong-Karak), he added.

Shaziman also said that the government was considering looking again at the construction of a highway linking Banting in Selangor to Taiping in Perak, which was proposed for implementation as the West Coast Expressway at one time in two phases, from Banting to Sabak Bernam and then on to Taiping.

He said the Malaysian Highway Authority (LLM) and the Public Private Partnership Unit (UKAS) in the Prime Minister's Department were undertaking a study on the traffic flow between Banting and Taiping.

"The highway would serve as an option for users of the North-South Expressway, enabling them to divert should there be heavy traffic flow on the expressway," he said, adding that Lekas gave expressway users from Seremban and Pahang an option to enter Kuala Lumpur.

Shaziman did not rule out the possibility of the west coast highway only running from Banting to the south if that was deemed more necessary.

- Bernama


Will they strip for Anwar's cause as well?

Posted: 01 Mar 2010 05:21 AM PST

More than 5,000 people posed naked at the Sydney Opera House today, for the sake of art (read h e r e).

People of all ages, shapes and sizes assembled on the shell-shaped building's steps before dawn for renowned American artist Spencer Tunick, who photographed them with hands raised, lying down and embracing.

The event, titled "The Base", drew double the expected turnout and was timed to coincide with Sydney's annual Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade on Saturday.

So, this is how the OZs appreciate art. I wonder why didnt their prime minister take part.

I also wonder if the 56 Members of Parliament who support Anwar Ibrahim are willing to do this? I think they should as their leader Danby supports homosexuals and lesbians.


Mahathir, go get yourself a life

Posted: 01 Mar 2010 05:51 AM PST



This is what R Shan meant because Perkasa is Mahathir and Mahathir Perkasa, that Ibrahim Katak is only a whore that anyone can book as long as you are willing pay a few bucks (rumor) ...

Dear Perkasa, go get yourself a life
R Shan Feb 22, 10

The Malays as elucidated by the Perkasa is but a shallow reflection of the mindset of the majority of Malays. It is an agenda to ensure the legacy of Dr Mahathir Mohamad and and his 'kuncu-kuncu'. Mind you, his son is one of the billionaires in Malaysia and no questions are raised? The modern - or shall I say the enlightened Malays - are a different breed by themselves. They are not interested or spellbound by religion, creed or origin but what is real and factual for the society that they live in, meaning our Malaysia.

Why do we see Malays migrating from Malaysia despite all the material benefits that are thrown in their path? Why the Malays when everything and anything is possible for a Malay in Malaysia's Bolehand?

Hindraf, the so-called racist Indian organisation prolongs its battle and is crucified and branded. Nobody seems to be too concerned with this segment of Malaysians as they are just bounced around whether they are with BN or Pakatan Rakyat.

Now looking at Perkasa, the newly-crowned Malay nationalists, it should be stated that all this while, affirmative actions whether in social, religious or economic spheres have been for the Malays with the sacrifice of the non–Malays which the latter endured to create a harmonious society.

Yet Perkasa is stupendous enough to think and shout aloud that they are worried about the affairs of the Malays when for the last 53 years the non-Malays have stood side-by-side with them and allowed the progress of the Malays as part of the society that needs to be uplifted – ie, all Malaysians.

The non-Malays never cried nor questioned the objective that the Malays were as much Malaysians as non-Malays. The non-Malays lent their hand in assisting and ensuring the progress of the Malays in tandem with the rest of of the Malaysians. Today, by sidelining those Malaysians who stood by and made sure our Malay brothers and enhance themselves is hypocrisy which Perkasa portrays.

I think the best bet lies with the Malays because we must trust in our Malay brethren that they will lead the way for us both Malay and non-Malay to live in harmony minus the politics for this is what humanity beckons us to do.

Perkasa is toothless for all the forbearances in our community are not based on race, religion or creed but only on being a Malaysian. The MIC, MCA and the affiliated parties with BN are no better as nothing matters for Malaysians but what serves them individually.

Dear Perkasa go get yourself a life, as being Malaysian is not about being Malay but about being Malaysian irrespective of of our origin so that as human beings we stand a chance to live and thrive in Malaysia.

For 53 years we have survived and today it is up to us as Malaysians. Perkasa, your agenda is bound to fail even amongst the Malays as the non-Malays have faith in the Malays to create a Malaysia for all of us collectively based on a humanity that you will never understand.


Anwar: No way are they sending me back to jail

Posted: 01 Mar 2010 03:49 AM PST

EXCLUSIVE For doing what?, he asks rhetorically, as he speaks about his sodomy trial and how he sees Najib and his policies, in the first of a four-part interview.
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Full-paying patient scheme slammed

Posted: 01 Mar 2010 01:59 AM PST

The government's full-paying patient (FPP) scheme has again come under fire from the Coalition Against Health Service Privatisation, which held simultaneous pickets outside four public hospitals nationwide. malaysiakini.com
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Baby Luqman ~ A joy to behold!

Posted: 01 Mar 2010 05:04 AM PST



Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.

Dear brothers and sisters,
Amongst the many joys that Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala grants us is the joy of being in the company of those who are sin free.

By that I mean being in the exclusive privilege of being with those who do not have an iota of sin attributed to them for the sheer reason that they are still babies or infants who have yet to reach the stage of puberty.

It's not always that we get to be in the presence of such innocence. Recently, I was lucky enough to have come across Baby Luqman who was with his mother Siti and uncle from Down Under, TJ!

TJ my dear friends is an acronym for Tajudin according to Baby Luqman's young uncle! :P

Can't blame the fella mate! It's how things are 'Down Under' in Australia. You've got to be pretty tough to stand your ground and project your 'Muslim'ness.

His sister, Baby Luqman's mom told me that Tajudin is going to attend a Tahfiz! Syukur Alhamdulillah! May he get to be a rock solid Hafiz and outstanding Muslim! Outsanding for the right achievements, Insya Allah!

Now, let's get to Baby Luqman, the joy to behold! Almost everyone was going 'goo goo ga ga' over him!

Can we blame them?
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Note: To those of you who had clicked on to read this article featuring Baby Luqman and had a page disclaiming its existence , I'd like to apologize for the technical error. Actually, I'm running out of space for my images hosted by Picasa Web Album which is part of Google's Blogger system.

I searched for alternative image hosting services and unwittingly used a service called xs.to. :P Big mistake! Turned out that that service had links to unsavory websites!

Lucky for me that I checked out this webpage first and discovered the hidden links. Thus I unpublished this article, deleted my account with that image hosting service and promptly used the Microsoft Picture Manager to edit and compress Baby Luqman's images used here in the article and hosted it with Uploadingit.com.

I am satisfied with its services and am happy to note that there's no underlying links to places we should not go, visit or even mention after this stumble. :D

Fellow bloggers who are running out of space with their Blogger Picasa Web album, now you have a new place to go and host your photos.

Good luck and do watch out for all such traps in those newfangled image hosting sites.

Its a dangerous world here in cyberspace. That's why I cherish being with Baby Luqman!

He rocks!

May Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala bless Baby Luqman and all other babies out there with a good, splendid life here on earth and in the hereafter!

Ameen.

Wassalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.


Bravo Shahidan Md Noor!

Posted: 01 Mar 2010 03:01 AM PST

For those who don't know who is Shahidan Md Noor, he is the head pathologist of Sg Buloh Hospital in Selangor who was giving his statement in the inquest of the death of Teoh Beng Hock. During the Q&A session by Gobind Singh, Shahidan has finally agreed that the 1st post-mortem performed on Teoh was not prudently done – which mean either it was performed by 2 very INCOMPETANT pathologists who don't know head or tail OR by 2 pathologists who were strictly instructed to do so in order to 'cover-up' something.

The Malaysiakini reported:

NONEShahidan (left) said that in any death-in-custody case, two procedures have to be observed:

1) Examination for evidence of pressure imposed on the neck, such as signs of strangulation

2) Dissection of limbs and certain muscles would need to be carried out to ascertain whether there were beatings

He agreed with Gobind that if such procedures were not observed in post-mortems into custodial deaths, it could suggest a possible cover-up.

Shahidan also confirmed he had been briefed about Teoh's case. He determined there are three likely causes of death, either:

- Teoh had died in custody; or

- he was thrown out of the window or

- he had jumped out of the window.

Well well well… at least now somebody's talking finally… Somebody from the government side is finally talking sense and is shedding some light of TRUTH on this whole episode. Someone who is maybe (only maybe ok?) has the courage to speak a word of conscience on this HIGHLY controversial case. Somehow, some 'scapegoats' have to be brought in to pay for this horrible acts of violence.

Aiyaaa… no matter how you 'perform' in the sandiwara, I believe the rakyat of Malaysia have already had their verdict in this case. As pointed out by Shahidan just now, either Beng Hock was MURDERED in MACC custody, thrown out of the window of MACC office or jumped out of the window. Judge by yourself reasonably and you'll know which one has the highest probability of them all…



Anwar’s family ties in PKR reason for defections, says Rais

Posted: 01 Mar 2010 03:47 AM PST


Umno Supreme Council member Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim today cited what he described as the monopoly of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's family in Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) as one reason for the recent resignation of several members from the party.

One more reason could be the dissatisfaction of these members over the failure of the PKR leadership to formulate and clearly explain the party's policies to the people, he said.

"PKR is seen as being monopolised by one family, that of Permatang Pauh Member of Parliament (Anwar, the advisor), his wife (Datin Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail) as the president and their daughter (Lembah Pantai Member of Parliament Nurul Izzah) who also plays an important role.

"It (the party) is seen as a family enterprise. The people are not convinced by this (state of affairs)," he told reporters after opening the Asia Pacific Regional Internet Conference on Operational Technologies (Apricot) at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, here.

Dr Rais, who is Information Communication and Culture Minister, was asked to comment on the recent resignations of several members from the PKR.

Nibong Tebal Member of Parliament Tan Tee Beng today announced his resignation from the PKR, one day after the announced departure from the party of former Penang Deputy Chief Minister I Mohammad Fairus Khairuddin, with both citing disappointment with the party leadership for failing to champion the people's cause.

Bayan Baru Member of Parliament Datuk Seri Zahrain Mohamed Hashim had announced on Feb 12 his resignation from PKR, citing disappointment with the leadership of Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng of the DAP, one of the parties in the PKR-DAP-PAS opposition pact.

Dr Rais said Mohammad Fairus had conveyed to him his disappointment with the monopoly in the PKR when they met about a month ago, adding that such sentiment expressed by a one-time deputy chief minister must have basis to reflect something was not right in the party and that such a trend would continue.

He said the developments in PKR had been expected because the basis of its struggle was not coated with service and struggle clearly defined for the people to understand. — Bernama


Human Rights Party attempts to carve Indian-majority seats

Posted: 01 Mar 2010 03:43 AM PST


The Human Rights Party launched its voters' registration campaign in Prai as part of its strategy to create Indian-majority constituencies at the state and Parliament-level.

HRP believes the Prai state legislative assembly constituency could be the launchpad for its political quest to create at least 15 Indian-majority state seats across the country.

Prai, a state seat under the Batu Kawan parliamentary constituency, has 14,175 registered voters of which 5,074, or 36 percent, are Indians.

Penang deputy chief minister II P Ramasamy currently holds both the Prai state and Batu Kawan parliamentary seat.

HRP hopes to register about 4,100 more Indians in order to turn Prai into an Indian majority seat.

'Giving Indians a voice'

The voter registration drive was launched by HRP pro-tem secretary-general P Uthayakumar in Penang yesterday.

He said the Prai state seat was key in the party's plan to kick-start its 'Malaysian Indian Political Empowerment Strategy' to create 15 parliamentary and 38 state seats with an Indian majority.

According to Uthayakumar, the Indian community is plagued with problems because they do not form the majority in any constituency.

"By having Prai as a Indian majority seat, HRP and Indians would have a more say in the state policies.

"We can demand for better treatment for Indians from the state government," he said.

He said HRP outlined its empowerment strategy because Indians could no longer trust any of the elected representatives, regardless of whether they are from Barisan Nasional or Pakatan Rakyat.

news courtesy of Malaysiakini


Oil royalty: Kelantan BN reps revoke backing for motion

Posted: 01 Mar 2010 03:38 AM PST

All six Kelantan BN assemblypersons have revoked their support for the oil royalty motion in the state assembly today, claiming that it does not match what they had agreed upon.

According to Nenggiri representative Mat Yusof Abdul Ghani, BN - which forms the opposition in the state assembly - had supported the motion to take the matter to court.

HNONEowever, amendments have since been made to pressure Petronas to make royalty payments to Kelantan as soon as possible.

Mat Yusof said the initial decision to back the motion had been unanimous and that Umno state communications body chairperson and Jeli assemblyperson Mustapa Mohamed had been informed of this.

The motion reads: 'The state assembly hereby gives a mandate to the state executive council (MMK), on behalf of the state government, to take the matter to court, with the intention of obtaining royalty payments, which are the right of the people and government of Kelantan in accordance with the agreement and the handing over of petroleum rights, be it on land or off the shore of Kelantan, signed in 1975.

"This is in adherence to the Petroleum Development Act 1974, and should be exercised at any time deemed fit by the state government.'

Mat Yusof spoke to Malaysiakini today in response to a Harakahdaily report, which claimed that the motion was unanimously passed today after receiving the support of BN assemblypersons.

NONEThe online PAS mouthpiece reported that Mat Yusof, state opposition head Mohd Alwi Che Ahmad and Kuala Balah assemblyperson Abdul Aziz Derashid had supported the motion.

It also claimed that Nozula Mat Diah (BN-Paloh) and Adhan Kechik (BN-Bukit Bunga) did not support the motion, while Noorzahidi Omar (BN-Pengkalan Kubur) was absent.

There has been long-standing contention over the payment of the oil royalty to Kelantan, with the federal government claiming that the state is not entitled to it. Instead, it has been offered a 'goodwill payment'.

However, this view has been disputed over the years, with the most recent argument being strongly stated by Umno's Gua Musang MP and former finance minister Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah.

news courtesy of Malaysiakini


Additional Allocations, not APs will benefit rakyat

Posted: 01 Mar 2010 03:34 AM PST

The government should provide more allocations for state representatives that benefit the rakyat instead of handing out Approved Permits (APs), said Kampung Tunku assemblyperson Lau Weng San.

NONELau was responding to a forwarded letter issued to the Selangor State Assembly Secretary, Mohd Yasin Bidin from the International Trade and Industry Ministry (Miti), announcing that Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak has agreed to issue an AP to all state assemblypersons.

In a statement, Lau said that if the federal government wanted to improve the benefits of state assemblypersons, it should allocate funds to the state government instead.

"The state government can then issue the payments either directly to the state assemblypersons or into their constituency allocation account, Either way would be very much welcomed," he added.

Lau also questioned the need for an AP as elected representatives are already entitled to buy a duty free vehicle under a Finance Ministry circular.

Assuaging fears of abuse, he said that Selangor Pakatan assemblypersons will meet to discuss what to do with the APs and assured that any decisions would be carried out transparently.

When contacted, opposition leader Mohd Khir Toyo dismissed the AP as "nothing new" stating that a premium still has to be paid for the imported car according to the letter from Miti.

Asked what he would do with his AP, Khir said: "For me, one car is enough".

Based on the present system, a car importer needs to acquire an AP from Miti which is fixed at RM10,000 before bringing in foreign vehicles but the demand for AP in the marketplace can fetch as high as RM40,000.

news courtesy of Malaysiakini


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