- Nobel Prize Winners by country
- Foreign born children of Malaysian women eligible for citizenship
- Barclays To Oversee Sale Of Liverpool FC.
- Sibu by-election next
- I’m part Orang Asli and proud of it
- Ku Li : Mediator to help monitor distribution of Oil Royalty in Kelantan and NOT NEGOTIATE to resolve any dispute
- Round 3 of 10: Now let us look at Asiacopter
- SPDP “Strategic Think-Tank”
- Hulu Selangor Akan Melihatkan Keputusan yang Amat Rapat
- RE: Hulu Selangor- Time to KILL MIC - The Minority Factor
- Who Shall We Try for Treason? Special Branch, Home Minister or Khairy?
- Matthias Chang: Martyr Without A Cause? (Part 2)
- Why is Zulkifli off the hook
- Land on the Chinese mind in Hulu Selangor
- MUSA HASSAN A traitor is a traitor, with or without a uniform. “in freedom we trust, in freedom we hope, in freedom we will be free……….eventually”
- Majlis Makan Malam bersama The President Dr. Wan Azizah Anjuran P204 Betong……Taib/Jabu like overriped Banana…
- Launching Koperasi SANJAU Sri Aman BerHad, the Way forward for the Dayaks…
- Remembering the Late TR Sidu Abok, one year passed by…..
- Kekalahan diHulu Selangor - Hikmah bagi MIC?
- Karpal warns detractors of lodging false reports
Posted: 11 Apr 2010 04:00 PM PDT
Posted: 11 Apr 2010 09:23 AM PDT
The Home Ministry has formulated a mechanism to enable children born overseas to Malaysian women married to foreigners will be eligible for citizenship, said its minister, Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein.
He said for the time being there was no provision in the Federal Constitution for the children to be automatically accorded with Malaysian citizenship.
Currently, only children born overseas to foreign women married to Malaysian men are conferred Malaysian citizenship, he said in a statement today.
He said in an effort to resolve gender discrimination over the issue, the ministry had approved a new rule without the need to amend existing law.
"Among the conditions, both parents must make joint applications by completing the forms provided.
"This is to avoid disputes between parents and dual citizenship of the children as well as to protect the image of the country," he said, adding that both parents must appear before a consular officer at the office of foreign missions.
Hishammuddin said the application must be made within one year from the birth of the children.
He said after the applications were approved, they must apply in person to the National Registration Department for citizenship certificates and MyKid for the children. — Bernama
Posted: 11 Apr 2010 09:26 AM PDT
The US owners of Premier British League Football team Liverpool are looking to sell the club and have appointed Barclays Capital to find a buyer, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters today.
American businessmen Tom Hicks and George Gillett are facing a demand to repay £100 million (RM490 million) of the club's £237 million debt to its lenders, Royal Bank of Scotland and US bank Wachovia, in July.
That has prompted them to seek a buyer for the club, which has been English champions 18 times and won the European Cup five times.
The Sunday Times had reported that Barclays would back a £300 million refinancing at Liverpool that would lead to the sale of the Premier League club.
The newspaper said the bank is this weekend finalising a deal that will see it replace the club's current lenders, provide more money for manager Rafa Benitez to spend on players and install British Airways chairman Martin Broughton as chairman.
However, the source told Reuters it would be up to the new owner to make a decision over whether to refinance the club's debt. The source also declined to comment on what price the club could be sold for or when a sale is likely to take place.
Liverpool Football Club was not immediately available for comment. Barclays Capital declined to comment.
The Sunday Times said Barclays, the main sponsor of the Premier League, will replace RBS and Wachovia, and provide the Merseyside club with additional capital.
Analysts had suggested Liverpool is worth £500 million but the paper said Barclays is understood to believe it would fetch far more if given time to improve its trading.
Benitez was quoted in British media today as saying Liverpool needed to bring in more players to compete and may even have to sell a few to be able to reinvest.
"It doesn't matter if it's four or five or three or five, the cost of a top class player is £15 or £20 million. So with three or four players, you start counting and I think we need up to four new players," he said in The People."I don't think I will have to sell a big player, but it will depend on the investors so I cannot guarantee we won't have to sell. Our idea is to keep the spine of the team."
Courtesy of Reuters
Posted: 11 Apr 2010 09:21 AM PDT
As Barisan Nasional and Pakatan Rakyat make preparations for the parliamentary by-election in Hulu Selangor, the Sibu parliamentary seat fell vacant when its MP Datuk Robert Hoi Chew died on Friday due to long illness.
The Sibu MP from the SUPP was in control of the constituent for the past five terms.
Looks like BN and PR will meet up again in Sarawak, most probably in a month time. And of course, the result in Hulu Selangor will add boost to the party winning it.
I will definitely be in Sibu, which I last visited some years ago with a journalist from Bernama and I did enjoy the three days there.
To a few fellow bloggers whom I have been with in the previous by-elections, I just wanna ask them something in Iban - kemaya kitak ngagai Sibu?
Posted: 11 Apr 2010 09:13 AM PDT
Hindraf has to wake up. If they do not wish to work with Barisan Nasional or Pakatan Rakyat then they will have to go solo. And going solo means it is a dead end road. So Hindraf has to choose its ally. It can't go to war with the entire world. It has to seek a friend somewhere and get this friend to support its cause.
NO HOLDS BARRED
Raja Petra Kamarudin
My grandmother on my father's side is Tengku Badariah binti al-Marhum Sultan Ala' eddin Suleiman Shah (3 September 1896 - 11 February 1937), elder sister to HRH Sultan Hisamuddin Alam Shah ibni al-Marhum Sultan Ala'eddin Suleiman Shah (13 May 1898 - 1 September 1960), the Sixth Sultan of Selangor.
My great grandfather on my father's side is HRH Sultan Ala' eddin Suleiman Shah ibni al-Marhum Raja Muda Musa, the Fifth Sultan of Selangor (1863 - 3 April 1938). And my great grandmother, the second wife of HRH Sultan Ala' eddin Suleiman Shah, is Hasnah binti Pelong, an Orang Asli.
This means the present Sultan of Selangor and I am both part Orang Asli -- and of course part Bugis. This also makes me the abang (elder) to the present Sultan. And that was why the late Sultan used to address my late father as Abang Din.
I know the Sultan is damned pissed with me. He feels I have not given him and the Perak Sultan the due respect as Sultans. Maybe the Sultan has forgotten that he is adek (younger) to me while I am the abang. His father used to call my father Abang Din. So the Sultan should call me Abang Pete. And I do not need to pay homage to him at the palace, although I used to. He should come to my house for Hari Raya instead. That is the Malay way.
No one can dispute the fact that I have Orang Asli, Bugis, Malay, and of course Welsh blood running through my veins. That makes me more Bumiputera than even Ibrahim Ali and all those activists from Perkasa. I doubt many of them can claim to have Orang Asli blood.
I suppose that is why I am what I am. A combination of Orang Asli, Bugis and Welsh blood is a very potent combination indeed. The Orang Asli, Bugis and Welsh are all very proud of their lineage. Call a Bugis person Malay and you would get a keris in your belly. They are Bugis and proud of it. Call a Welsh an Englishman and he would send you to your Maker. They are Welsh first and British second.
The Welsh Parliament even refuses to conduct its business in the English language. It is conducted in Welsh, the Brythonic branch of the Celtic language spoken only in Wales. In fact, more than 20% of the Welsh people speak Welsh and not English.
Anyway, the point to all this is that if there is one person who should be proud of his bangsa (race) then it should be me. Who can claim to be more Bumiputera than me, a person with Orang Asli blood? But I am prepared to put aside the pride of my bangsa and instead accept that I am Malaysian first and all others second. It appears, however, that many Malaysians would rather fight for their bangsa than for all Malaysians.
I remember once having a conversation with a PKR Indian leader who is also a town councillor for Kelang.
He was lamenting about how Pakatan Rakyat reneged on its promises to look after Indian interests and now that it is the Selangor government the Indians are being neglected. There are not enough Indian representatives in the government, he complained. There were two or three other Indians in the group.
I asked him why he is bitching so much and whether he is Indian, to which he replied of course he is.
I told him to then go back to India and not grumble so much about the Selangor State Government.
He was shocked and for a while was speechless and did not know how to react. "How can you make such a racist statement?" he asked me.
I am not being racial, I replied. I had in fact anticipated he would say that. "You yourself said you are Indian. A person from Germany is German. A person from Italy is Italian. A person from France is French. A person from China is Chinese. So if you are Indian then you must be from India. So go back to India if you are not happy in Malaysia."
He then understood where I was coming from and quickly said that he is Malaysian, not Indian, but a Malaysian of Indian roots.
Okay, I replied, if you are Malaysian then why are you grumbling that there are not enough Indian representatives in the Selangor government. Can't I, Raja Petra Kamarudin, a Malay, be your Indian representative?
"How can?" he said. "What if an Indian were to become the representative of the Malays? Can you accept that?"
"I can and already have," I replied.
He looked very puzzled. He did not know what I meant. "I don't understand," he said.
"For 22 years we had an Indian as our Prime Minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. Did you ever see me complain? Sure, I opposed Dr Mahathir. But I opposed him because of how he ran this country and not because he is Indian. In all those years that I wrote criticising Dr Mahathir I never once referred to him as Indian. I always addressed him as Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad. I never once raised his race as an issue."
My Indian friend from PKR had nothing more to say. He said goodbye and walked off.
The Indians are too conscious of the fact that they are Indians. They want to be accorded equal treatment but refuse to also treat others as equals. They keep talking about Indian this and Indian that, never Malaysian this or Malaysian that.
I am actually quite tired of the antics of these Indian racists. There is nothing wrong in furthering the Indian cause. I am all for that and would gladly become a member of Hindraf if they would accept me. But I am not Indian. So Hindraf will not accept me. In England those in Hindraf will be sent to jail for this racial bar. In England Hindraf can't refuse to accept me as a member just because I am not Indian.
Yes, in England Hindraf would be declared a racist organisation and their leaders would be dragged to court.
Maybe I will file legal action against Hindraf in a British court just to prove my point. Hmm… I think I will contact my lawyer tomorrow and see if he can file legal action against Hindraf in a British court. That would teach them not to be too racist.
Doesn't Hindraf see that it and Perkasa are both the same? They are just on opposite sides of the same coin.
I would love to get involved in Hindraf. I would love to join their cause. But if their cause is about Indians and by Indians only, then I am excluded from the Hindraf cause. Open your doors please, Hindraf. Invite non-Indians like me to support your cause. I am prepared to be the first non-Indian to join the ranks of Hindraf.
But before that can happen you must first not declare all non-Indians as the enemy. You are angry with Barisan Nasional. You are angry with Pakatan Rakyat. You are angry with Malays. You are angry with fellow Indians. You fight amongst yourselves. Which is the real Hindraf? There are five different Hindrafs. Will the real Hindraf please stand up!
Okay, if Barisan Nasional and Pakatan Rakyat are both equally unsuitable then boycott both. Then form your own third front. And then contest the next general election as the third force. Contest all the 800 or so Parliament and State Assembly seats. Make it a three-corner fight. Let's see how many seats you can win.
You will need at least 800 Indian candidates. Each candidate will need about RM100,000 to contest the general election. That would come to RM80 million. Even that is not enough. Barisan Nasional and Pakatan Rakyat would be spending a combined total of about RM2 billion, Barisan Nasional alone RM1.5 billion.
So how far can RM80 million take you? This is assuming you can raise RM80 million, although RM250 million would be more realistic. How many seats from those 800 can Hindraf win? If Hindraf depends on just Indian votes it will not win a single seat. There are no seats where the Indians make up more than 50% of the voters.
Hindraf will be totally wiped out and will not win a single seat if they depend on just Indian votes. They need Malay and Chinese votes as well. So Hindraf can't just be about Indians, by Indians. Hindraf also needs the Malays and Chinese to support their cause.
Hindraf has to wake up. If they do not wish to work with Barisan Nasional or Pakatan Rakyat then they will have to go solo. And going solo means it is a dead end road. So Hindraf has to choose its ally. It can't go to war with the entire world. It has to seek a friend somewhere and get this friend to support its cause.
I, for one, am prepared to support Hindraf's cause. And I will send a message to Datuk Zaid Ibrahim, in the event he is chosen as the Hulu Selangor candidate, to also support Hindraf's cause. In fact, he must also support the Orang Asli cause because I have Orang Asli blood running through my veins and the Orang Asli are worse off than the Indians.
Let the Hulu Selangor by-election be the day that Hindraf sends 'their man' to Parliament. And let this man be a Malaysian, not Malay, although he may be of Malay descent. Let Hindraf tell the 19% Indian voters in Hulu Selangor that they are not voting for a Malay but for a Malaysian who will ensure that their voice is heard in Parliament.
courtesy of malaysia-today.net
Posted: 11 Apr 2010 08:27 AM PDT
Gua Musang Member of Parliament Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah said today he had agreed to be a mediator to help monitor the distribution of oil royalty in Kelantan and not negotiate to resolve any dispute in the matter.
The former Petronas chairman (right) said that if the federal government agreed to provide the royalty, he wanted to ensure that the money was not misused by the state government.
"My offer to be a mediator may have been misinterpreted. I had only offered to help monitor to ensure that the oil royalty given as cash payment is not misused, provided the federal government agreed to it.
"However, as the money is not being given as cash payment or royalty, and as it is to be given as compassionate fund, the matter does not arise any more," he was quoted by Bernama as saying.
Earlier, Razaleigh had attended the opening of the 13th general
meeting of the Kelantan Mosque Officers and Staff Association by the Tengku Bendahara of Kelantan, Tengku Mohamad Faiz Tengku Ismail Petra, who is also the President of the Kelantan Islamic Affairs and Malay Customs Council (MAIK), in Kota Baharu.
Kelantan Financial Planning, Economy and Welfare Committee chairperson Husam Musa (left) had announced that the state executive council had approved the appointment of Razaleigh as the state government's representative in discussions on the oil royalty with the federal government.
Razaleigh criticised those who often misinterpreted the matter,
saying these were politicians who thought of nothing else but politics.
Asked whether he had received any letter from the state government
appointing him as its consultant on the oil royalty issue, he said he had not.
Tengku Razaleigh said he did not support the state government in its claim for the oil royalty but only provided an explanation of the legal right of the state government as he was the one who had drafted the law governing petroleum royalty.
"I will not support. I only spoke in terms of the law. If oil is found
offshore Kelantan, the state is eligible for five per cent (of the oil revenue).
"The law has not been amended since. I drafted the law. That was the
requirement of the law. It was also what (second prime minister) Tun (Abdul) Razak (Hussein) had wanted done," he said.
Asked whether it was right for the Kelantan government to continue to demand oil royalty when the federal government was providing the compassionate fund, Razaleigh said that was up to the state government because he had nothing to do with the matter.
He said he would also reject any offer to be the state government
representative on the committee distributing the compassionate fund set up by the federal government because he had a lot of other matters to attend to.
No palace 'conflict'
On another matter, Bernama reported Razaleigh also as having said he did not regard the issue involving the Kelantan Palace as a conflict and was confident it could be resolved soon.
He said the problem would be resolved when the Sultan of Kelantan, Sultan Ismail Petra (third from left), had fully recovered from his illness and returned to ruling the state again.
"It's not a palace conflict. If it is, it means there are new issues. It is
up to Tuanku (Sultan) to correct the situation. Let's wait for him to get well," he said to reporters when asked about the Kelantan Palace issue.
Tengku Razaleigh, who is also deputy chairman of the State Council of
Succession and uncle of the Raja Perempuan of Kelantan, Tengku Anis Tengku Abdul Hamid, said he did not intend to meddle in the palace issue.
He urged the people of Kelantan to be calm about the current palace issue.
He was confident that the Sultan would be able to carry out his official
duties as the state's ruler and head of religion once he had fully recovered from his illness.
"Tuanku was brought to Singapore (for treatment), but now be can move about, talk, eat and meet the people. Only his speech is not smooth as he was in coma for some time," he said.
courtesy of Malaysiakini
Posted: 11 Apr 2010 03:43 AM PDT
The current PR effort to improve the IGP's image is being orchestrated by Lourdes Charles of The Star. It is not known how much the IGP is paying him to manage the damage control and image enhancing exercise. Nevertheless, it is well known in Bukit Aman that Lourdes Charles is on the IGP's payroll.
THE CORRIDORS OF POWER
Raja Petra Kamarudin
This is what one of my Deep Throats in Bukit Aman told me this morning, and I quote word for word:
The IGP personally lobbied Treasury to award the PDRM integrated e-com contract to Asiasoft. When various petitions were made opposing this move, an investigation was launched which disclosed that strategic information on the police communication system had already been disclosed to the Singapore Asiasoft office, which had Israeli advisers.
This investigation report was signed of by Dato' Mahsuri, PDRM's Director of Logistcics. I am trying to get you a copy of this report so that you can publish it in Malaysia Today.
When this controversy surfaced, Dato' Mahsuri tried to shift the blame for the report to Dato' Zubaidah, the Deputy Director of Logistics. In an earlier incident, Dato' Mahsuri had also blamed Dato' Zubaidah over the uniform and boots supply contract valued at RM90 million.
Zubaidah is a trained ICT expert and is known to be relatively uncompromised.
Dato' Othman Talib is involved in the Asiasoft controversy just as he was in the Eurocopter-Asiacopter deal. Othman Talib was placed in the Police Force Commission (PFC) by IGP just as Dato' Christopher Wan is now placed in the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPF).
The current PR effort to improve the IGP's image is being orchestrated by Lourdes Charles of The Star. It is not known how much the IGP is paying him to manage the damage control and image enhancing exercise. Nevertheless, it is well known in Bukit Aman that Lourdes Charles is on the IGP's payroll.
So there you are. The IGP has been trying to plug the leaks in Bukit Aman by transferring many police officers and putting them in cold storage. He has also sent some to be 'tried' by the Tatatertib in the hope that he can bring down all those officers suspected of feeding Malaysia Today 'sensitive information'.
Well I have news for the IGP. I control the 'third force' in Bukit Aman, not him. And I am many steps ahead of him at all times. Try as he may in his efforts to rid Bukit Aman of elements that are working with Malaysia Today he has still not been able to track the core of our penetration.
Yes, it does feel good when you can brag that Malaysia Today has its tentacles right into the heart of Bukit Aman. But, hey, what's the point of being steps ahead of your adversary if you can't brag about it?
Would the government like to investigate the above allegation by my Deep Throat? Would the government like to set up an Inquiry? If so then Malaysia Today can arrange for all these witnesses to come forward so that the IGP and all those walking in the corridors of power who are in cahoots with the IGP can be hanged from the highest tree in the Lake Gardens just outside Bukit Aman.
By the way, talking about the Lake Gardens outside Bukit Aman, do you want me to add insult to injury? Okay, let's do that. I would like the IGP to know that I used to meet my Deep Throats just outside the rear entrance of Bukit Aman at that tea stall near the car park in the Lake Gardens. That's right. We used to meet right under their noses and they were totally unaware about it. Is that not adding insult to injury?
Meanwhile, see the documents on Asiacopter below. And note one prominent name, Othman Talib. In the next episode in this series we shall show you the links between Othman Talib and Web Power, the company mentioned in the IGP's letter to the Prime Minister that we published yesterday.
courtesy of malaysia-today.net
Posted: 11 Apr 2010 01:33 AM PDT
Mission impossible sSHhh…This message will self destruct within five (5) seconds. Nothing is impossible in politics and according to our insider source the name has been earmarked and his name will be presented to the SC meeting. In politics echoing to what has been said by the President of SPDP,"Its about agreement and not disagreement and Mawan true to his words have followed the advices of his inner circles and took the bold step in Picking and Choosing the Right Person Suited to head this entity.
In our earlier article we wrote on 1st January 2010 which was also our very first article for the year," S-G SPDP..??"extracted,"someone who has the caught the imagination of the party and public at large. Even those in the BN family are talking about him being burnt to ashes.But as the saying goes," Like a Phoenix he will rise from the Ashes and claim his Rightful Place."
What is this about the Think-Tank? It appeared in the English daily Borneo Posts yesterday and Mawan describe the entity as a "high powered' group that could organise bigger forums for thousands to participate in. what makes it more interesting is that this group will play an advisory role ,update the supreme council and report to the President.
It could be set up by the Supreme council on an ad hoc basis without the need to follow the constitution simply because there was no provision on such a group." Isnt' this professing what Mawan has said,"Agreement instead of Disagreement in politics and also looking beyond what is in front of us.
audie61 made a phone call to the person who was tasked to look into the THINK TANK and he was very excited and was looking forward to getting down to work. Its a Plus for the party and the President has walked his Talk. I am indeed grateful to the party for giving me this opportunity and platform to chart the future direction of the party. We will reap the benefits and we "REAP WHAT WE SOW" he said.
The injection of new blood and also younger members with the parties multi racial concept has recently been able to attract more members into the parties fold. The President welcomes all who has the vision and mission in making the party a strong partner in the the BN family.
Our insider source also said that up till today Mawan has treated the five who had their little misadventure as "members of SPDP" Its time to consolidate and being home is where the heart is. Just come BACK HOME is the message.
By the way the person picked for this SPDP think tank I seemingly forgot to pen it down is ……SsHhh..self destructed……You saw it right…hehehe.!!!!
Posted: 10 Apr 2010 11:47 PM PDT
Maklumat saya dapat adalah sesiapa sahaja yang akan menang kerusi Hulu Selangor dalam pilihanraya kecil nanti, mereka tidak boleh menang dengan majoriti yang selesa.
Kecuali kalau UMNO mencalonkan Mike Tyson....
Bagi penyokong-penyokong Pakatan Rakyat, ini bermakna mereka terpaksa bekerja keras sehinggalah keputusan PRK Hulu Selangor diisytiharkan. Tiada ruang untuk berehat dan tiada masa untuk dibuang. Segala kerja pilihanraya harusnya telah bermula minggu lepas di setiap Unit Peti Undi.
Kalau pun PKR menang, ia tidak akan menang dengan majoriti lebih dari 1k atau 2k undi.
KUNCI KEMENANGAN ADALAH 30% PENGUNDI LUAR
Dianggarkan 30% pengundi Hulu Selangor tinggal di luar Hulu Selangor. Ada cadangan supaya senarai pengundi2 luar ini dikeluarkan dalam internet.
Tugas setiap PENYOKONG dan PENDOKONG Pakatan Rakyat adalah membawa SETIAP PENGUNDI LUAR ini pulang mengundi dan memastikan mereka mengundi PKR. Kalau diketahui pengundi-pengundi ini mengundi UMNO, haruslah dicari helah supaya dia tidak pulang mengundi.
Saya dah tahu siapa calon PKR tapi tak dapat nak dedah sebab rahsia besar. Adapun calon BN adalah dari MIC. Namun, janganlah kita tertipu dengan aksi MIC dan G Palanieval.
MIC dapat bertanding pun dah kira nasib baik, inikan pula nak letak Palanieval yang DITOLAK oleh pengundi Hulu Selangor hampir keseluruhannya.
Segala yang dilakukan oleh Palanieval skrg ini adalah wayang. Beliau tahu nama beliau tidak akan dicalonkan. Mereka hanya cuba memberi gambaran kononnya Palanieval akan jadi calon supaya jentera PR jadi "over confident".
Jentera PR mesti bersedia berhadapan dengan calon BN dari MIC yang bukan Palanieval. Itulah dia realiti yang bakal dihadapi oleh PR.
Rata-rata kalau Mat Taib jadi calon, memang undi Melayu akan pergi ke BN dalam 60-75%. Tapi kalau calon MIC, mungkin dalam 45-50%. Tapi, tiada garenti maka wajib kerja keras dari sekarang tanpa soal.
Cuma beza kali ini berbanding 2008 adalah kita boleh berkempen di dalam kampung-kampung Melayu dan Felda yang rata-rata adalah kubu UMNO. Maka pengundi-pengundi Melayu lebih terdedah dengan masej dan hujjah kita berbanding 2008 lepas.
Isu-isu adalah bergantung kepada kaum:
1.0 Cina : Isu geran tanah kerana Khir Toyo dahulu menolak permohonan mereka secara borong. DI samping itu, terdapat banyak isu-isu nasional yang membuatkan kaum CIna benci pada BN dan UMNO
2.0 India : Sudah 50 tahun kaum India di abaikan oleh BN. Maka isu mereka bermacam macam. Namun, kita harus ingat bahawa undi India lebih sedikit kepada BN sewaktu 2008. Mungkin atas faktor isu calon BN itu dari bangsa India. Tapi dari pengalaman Bagan Pinang, kita tidak boleh "over-confident" dengan undi India kerana BN boleh membeli undi-undi mereka secara borong seperti di Bagan Pinang
3.0 Melayu : Isu utama adalah isu calon. Majoriti mereka mahu calon UMNO di Parlimen. Namun, kira PR dapat menunjukkan kebaikan kerajaan negeri sewaktu kempen, mungkin dapat melembutkan hati mereka kepada Pakatan Rakyat.
Di samping itu, isu-isu nasional juga banyak untuk dimainkan di Hulu Selangor kepada pengundi Melayu, tetapi saya tidak yakin isu-isu nasional ini mempunyai kesan yang besar. Namun, dalam pilihanraya yang kecil perbezaannya, perubahan-perubahan yang kecil ke arah PR harus dimanfaatkan.
Jentera Pakatan Rakyat WAJIB bekerjasama seperti satu unit dengan meletakkan segala perbezaan di belakang buat sementara waktu.
Mesti diingat ini adalah kawasan di mana UMNO paling kuat di Selangor. Jumlah pengundi UMNO adalah sangat tinggi dan mereka ini UMNO tidak perlu berkempen dengan keras untuk mengundi UMNO.
Namun harapan untuk menang itu tetap ada dan semua bergantung dengan usaha dan kederat yang digunakan oleh jentera Pakatan Rakyat sewaktu pilihanraya kecil ini kelak.
Pokoknya KESEMUA penyokong dan pendokong MESTI memberi sokongan dalam apa bentuk sekalipun. Tiada ruang untuk berehat atau bersantai. Ini bukan waktu untuk dengar ceramah. Ini adalah waktu untuk menarik pengundi.
Posted: 10 Apr 2010 10:31 PM PDT
While I agree with some of the statements below, it is obvious the MIC has failed miserably to develop or promote unity amongst the Indian communities. We have more thugs developed than any qualified graduates churning out of the universities.
On the aspect of still fighting off about which race to lead, whether Indian, Malay or Chinese amongst us professionals in this forum (email) further shows our immaturity in still seeing the colour of our skin rather than the merits of the people we elect.
If we wish others to stop practising racial based selections and discriminations, we ought to stop emails as below. This is a simplistic process of "divide and rule". Adopt or elect based on merits, whether he is Indian, Malay, Chinese, Iban, Kadazan, Sikh, Dusun, etc. If it was me, if they were to have Idris Jala against
Palanivel, I would vote for Idris Jala as I know he is far better than Palanivel because he is not a politician but a mere professional with excellent interpersonal skills and I do not really care what race he is.
We have to look in the mirror to change rather than keep imposing others to change.
When I say I agreed to some statements in the email below, it is about me agreeing that we need check and balance. The best way is to put the Opposition into Putrajaya. I would like to see the Opposition walk the talk. The immaturity of the opposition making blunders has minimised over the months as it is perceived as teething problems, which is common in any new take-overs or ventures. But avoiding the same mistake is what projects one's maturity. MIC has failed miserably in this – there are just too many cases of corrupt practices which were addressed without any detailed explanations or clearance against one Buah Pala issue by the Opposition.
About selection of non-bumis into GLC and so forth, the constitution needs to be amended thus the call for a change in Government. You cannot push a person into the ocean with his hands and legs tied and expect him to swim to shore. It was UMNO-MCA-MIC who have practised this for the last 50 years. It is time to change.
I will vote for any calibre Malaysian representative who can execute the task in hand without sucking the blood of tax payers. The latest scandal is the e-procurement; how easy are the public funds siphoned out??
At least this does not happen in Penang or Kedah or Kelantan. Let's look at the big picture rather than running the same rat race about racial topics.
When the PM launched that BN can Change, and a few days later one of his Ministers goes around brandishing racial remarks and then apologising - now what nonsense is that? A person speaks his mind and heart when he is emotional – and I believe he was not emotional when he apologised.
The Indians should stop this rat-race about race and come out of it. You want more Indian reps in the parliament to do what, have a say for Indians? I don't see a purpose if he is pocketing for his personal gains – MIC has proven this and what happened to the rebranding of MIC? I do not see any change at all – MAIKA and TM issues are still fresh in my mind on how shareholders were intimidated with thugs. There are just too many issues which this corrupt organization has squandered from the Indians than any other race or party. In Malay it is said "Musuh Di Dalam Selimut". Are we saying now, just after 2 years, I would rather sleep with the devil I know rather than with the angel I don't?
A rep should have a say for all under his constituency. If we say otherwise, we would give precedence that in other constituencies when we have another race, he only takes care of his own race. Come out of the rat-race and move forward economically.
We need to stand as one entity but instead just look at the number of Indian-based parties out there – its mind boggling if compared to the number of Indians in Malaysia. And why is this? Simple yet again – divide and rule. As long as you have this bickering among ourselves, there won't be any progress. Yet again I say, stop the rat race and elect a Malaysian rep who can speak for all. But to find that person is like looking for a needle in a haystack.
I do not see Pakatan endorsing a racial "NGO" like Perkasa, nor do I see Pakatan reps making any negative remarks when the present Selangor MB proposed a non-Malay to head a state GLC. The people who were opposing were from the opposition including those higher ups who were supposed to be neutral. I do not see the fairness of labelling HINDRAF as a terrorist group and Perkasa not.
Even though I am not keen in Singapore but I admire their concept – people are appointed to head large GLC or private organizations based on their calibre and performance. Here, only the corrupt excel and the brains leave. And who structured it in such a way? I doubt it was Pakatan.
Talking about the judiciary system – with all those glory years of MIC winning all their seats, have they stopped the judiciary from declining to where they are now? Have they stopped the deaths of many inmates while still in custody? Being a small community, we excel in more political and business assassinations than any other race. We excel in gangsterism and all negative aspects and is this the achievement of MIC that has been continuously representing the Indians in Parliament – a so-called voice of Indian?? I urge to elect a person who can perform – not based on race and skin colour. You stop, the rest will too.
MIC is just good at "proposing" to the cabinet. These are the famous words of the President who have brought only corrupt practices into his organization from day one in office and now taking the heat for it. We will propose to the cabinet, the PM has accepted our proposal, blah, blah, blah ... it is like a broken record, keep repeating the same nonsense. We are fed up mate, just step down and let's open your books on your ill-doings. None of his comrades or peers from other components share the same respect they did.
One thing good came out of Pak Lah's era was to unearth the true colours of the BN reps. The race based party era should be a by-gone practice. You have to move towards a non-racial aspect of life. You want others to stop, but yet you practice it fiercely.
PM launched the 1Malaysia campaign but still having racial-based parties, is he walking the talk or just "wayang-kulit" until the next election? I feel it is just wayang-kulit. The local dailies are full, whether with his comments or his wife's face. To tell the truth, I am getting bored of that. Haven't they learnt anything from March 2008? All those "frogs" who jumped, I would like to reiterate what Mr Karpal said; abstain from Parliament and we see what happens next. MT gives a good account of one of the "frog's" expenditures.
So I urge BN to walk the talk to stay relevant – move out from being race-based, go with merits, if you are really promoting 1Malaysia. I urge MMSP and all other Indian based parties, don't sell the race all over again. MIC did it, and not you guys too. Only a fool would be blinded from seeing that you are just another puppet of UMNO.
From: [edited by admin]
Sent: Saturday, 10 April, 2010 4:23 AM
To: [edited by admin]
Subject: RE: Hulu Selangor- Time to KILL MIC - The Minority Factor ( PLEASE READ- VERY IMPORTANT TO EVERY INDIAN )
"The Time is RIPE to KILL OFF the MIC once for all in this Hulu Selangor Elections" ...
BUT IS IT WISE TO DO SO FOR INDIANS IN MALAYSIA?????
Barisan Nasional Leaders have agreed to give MIC one last chance to field an Indian Candidate in Hulu Selangor By Election despite strong demand/protest from Hulu Selangor UMNO Division to field the Malay Candidate. The main reason to give MIC this final opportunity is the fact that the Seat was previously held by MIC and the Indian Community is about 20% significant minority in Hulu Selangor.
In the event, MIC lose this Hulu Selangor By Election, MIC / Indians shall cease to be relevant or significant for Barisan Nasional in any upcoming election and therefore BN shall not be obligated to field MIC/Indian candidate in any seat even though Indians may be the significant minority 15-20% of the voters in the constituency. THIS WOULD BE THE DEATH OF MIC/INDIAN CANDIDATES PROSPECT in Barisan Nasional.
Presently, there already forces in BN including in MIC itself who wants to KILL OFF MIC Candidacy in Hulu Selangor due to power struggle in component party and individual aspirations in MIC itself who wants to replace DS Samy Vellu.
Would it be wise to kill off MIC/Indian BN Candidacy???
To safeguard democratic process it is only proper that there is balance of ruling and oppositions in governance of any country. There is already significant number of Indians Champions in Opposition (Pakatan/Hindraf) who are there to critisize and protest against BN and to check and balance BN governance.
Would it be wise to kill MIC which is the oppositions to Pakatan Government to ensure proper Pakatan Governance in respect of Indians???
Looking back at "Kampung Buah Pala Trajedy"... Did any PAKATAN INDIAN Leaders step forward to voice or protest the grieviances and suffering of the village Indians.
We did not see any champions of oppositon/Indians like "Gopalakrishnan, Kulasegaran, Sivanesan, Sivarasa, Manoharan,Karpal Singh, Gobind Singh, etc come forward to protest the demolitions of the Village. But can we blame these Champions. OF COURSE NOT....cos they were just toeing the " Anwar- Lim Father-Son Pakatan Party Lines"!!!!
The only HUMAN BEINGS who ever cared that came forward to help these Kg Buah Villagers were JERIT (especially Mr Kris Khaira and his friends), HINDRAF (especially Mr.Naragan, Mr Maran, Hindraf members from Perak), individuals like Mr. Athi Shankara of Malaysiakini, Himanshu Bhatt of Sun, and finaly of course the MIC (Mr T. Mogan - his motives may questionable to some), but nevertheless a opposition voice against Pakatan governance of Indian community.
Shd We lose the ONLY Indian Voice in BN??? which is the opposition to Pakatan State Government??? Presently MIC may not be the Ideal or Effective Voice for Indians.. but nevertheless it is still a Voice in BN though struggling in BN!!
It obvious that DS Anwar/Lim Guan Eng are systematicaly sidelining the "Indian Factor Votes" after Tsunami 0308 using the diabolic ideology of "Meritocracy" or "Pluralism of Economic/Politics (ie. not race based, not race criteria)" Eg
1. Coerced/Reluctant appointment of Mr Ramasamy as Penang DCM after substantial pressure from Hindraf upon HINDRAF SMS campaign
2. Refusal of Hindraf recommended candidacy in Bukit Selambau
3. Refusal to see Hindraf leaders during the Kg Buah Pala Trajedy
These moves are Master strokes of GREAT POLITICIANs like DS Anwar n Lim Father-Son Dynasty who want to kill off the Hindraf/Indian Votes Factor and to AVOID streghtening indian leaders like Mr Uthaya Kumar and Mr Waythamoorthy who are seen as threat to their DICTATORSHIP LEADERSHIP!!!!
Does Pakatan DS Anwar - Lim Kit Siang truly pratices " Meritocracy".
why shdnt an Indian or Malay be the Penang CM??, Would Lim Guan Eng give up his CM position to an Indian???
Why shdnt an Indian or Chinese be the Selangor PKNS Chairman??
Why shdnt an Indian or Malay be the Penang Invest Chairman??
Why shdnt an Indian or Malay be the Penang PDC Chairman??
Why shdnt an Indian lead any of Selangor Government GLCs??
It is obvious that the DIABOLICAL MERITOCRACY - PLURALISM BY PAKATAN only applies when they wish to sideline the Indians!!!!!!!!!!!!
The PKR and PAS shall protect Malay Community Interest in Pakatan!!!
The DAP shall protect Chinese Community Interest in Pakatan!!!!
Who is protecting Indian Community Interest in Pakatan??? It was very obvious in Kg Buah Pala Trajedy!!!!
Now here in Hulu Selangor Pakatan-DS Anwar & Lim Father-Son Dynasty are NOT considering any Indian Candidate because they do not need a Indian to win a seat where Indians are significant minority.
Pakatan, DS Anwar- Lim Dynasty will NEVER name any HINDRAF supported candidacy in Hulu Selangor because it will only further strengthen Indians and Hindraf Leadership and Indian Vote Factor.
But the Pakatan DS Anwar-Lim Father Son Dynasty will not expose the diabolical truth but instead will issue statements that the seat was presently held by Malay Candidate, therefore it is only proper that it is given back to malay candidate...!!! What happen to meritocracy & pluralism..aint that decision is based on race??
BUT WE AS INDIANS.....................
Shd We Kill Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) in Barisan Nasional ??? The only Indian opposition party to Pakatan??
Shd We agree with Pakatan DS ANWAR-LIM DYNASTY that PAKATAN dont need a Indian MP to represent the Minority Indians in Parliament and the PKR/DAP/PAS - Chinese/Malays will protect Indians??
FOR ME .. as an MALAYSIAN INDIAN ..........BOTTOM LINE... i want a MALAYSIAN INDIAN VOICE in PARLIAMENT..!!!!!
Wanting Indian MP is not being racist BUT IT IS NEED to have some representation of the minorities in Parliament!!
HULU SELANGOR is definitely is ONE OF FEW CONSTITUENCY that have significant Indian minorities.
There are not many constituencies that have Indians as significant minorities... and it will be devasting consequences to Indians to lose these few seats where it is possible to have Malaysian Indian MPs!!!
courtesy of malaysia-today.net
Posted: 10 Apr 2010 10:22 PM PDT
Posted: 10 Apr 2010 10:13 PM PDT
By NH Chan
A deliberation on whether Matthias Chang was a victim of judicial oppression through an examination of the law of contempt; from its coming to being to its evolution to what it is today and how it applies to Matthias Chang's unruly behaviour in court – in 2 parts.
Continued from Part 1
At page 114 of David Pannick's book Judges: "More recently, courts have emphasised that only in very exceptional cases will charges of contempt be brought against those who criticise the judiciary."
Lord Atkin explained it in the Privy Council case of Ambard v A-G for Trinidad and Tobago  AC 322, at p 335:
… whether the authority and position of an individual judge, or the due administration of justice, is concerned, no wrong is committed by any member of the public who exercises the ordinary right of criticising, in good faith, in private or public, the public act done in the seat of justice. The path of criticism is a public way: the wrong-headed are permitted to err therein; provided that members of the public abstain from imputing improper motives to those taking part in the administration of justice, and are genuinely exercising a right of criticism, and not acting in malice or attempting to impair the administration of justice, they are immune. Justice is not a cloistered virtue: she must be allowed to suffer the scrutiny and respectful, even though outspoken, comments of ordinary men.
This case was decided in 1936, so it is embodied in our common law of contempt by virtue of section 3(1) of the Civil Law Act 1956 which says:
(1) Save so far as other provision has been made or may hereafter be made by any written law in force in Malaysia, the court shall:
(a) in Peninsular Malaysia or any part thereof, apply the common law of England and the rules of equity as administered in England on April 7, 1956;
(b) in Sabah, apply the common law of England and the rules of equity, … as administered or in force in England on December 1, 1951;
(c) in Sarawak, apply the common law of England and the rules of equity, … as administered or in force in England on December 12, 1949, …
But tragically, to the many who have suffered at the hands of the judges, the blame has to be placed on our Supreme Court for being under the delusion that the common law of England on contempt was that as stated in R v Gray  2 QB 36 and they have applied it as the common law which applies in this country by virtue of section 3(1) of the Civil Law Act 1956. They were oblivious of Ambard v A-G for Trinidad and Tobago which was decided in 1936 and which has since then completely changed the way the common law world looked at the law of contempt of scandalising the judiciary.
The result that Ambard v A-G for Trinidad & Tobago has brought about is that all previous Supreme Court cases that depended on R v Gray were decided per incuriam (by oversight, failure to notice).
The effect is that all those cases of contempt mentioned in the judgment of the Supreme Court in Attorney-General, Malaysia v Manjeet Singh  1 MLJ 167 have failed to apply the common law of England on contempt as it stood in 1956 – in other words, our courts by applying R v Gray, a 1900 decision, have consistently applied an obsolete law.
The judgment of Mohamad Yusuff SCJ at pp 177, 178 belies the mediocrity of the judgment itself. He said:
This judge and all the other judges who have decided the cases of Manjeet Singh, Arthur Lee, Lim Kit Siang and Leong San Tong Kongsi did not realize that R v Gray had been superseded by Ambard v A-G for Trinidad & Tobago. This judgment of the Privy Council as to the obsolescence of the offence of scandalising the judiciary has demonstrated that R v Gray is no longer good law. (Emphasis by LoyarBurok)
Therefore, the common law of England on the law of contempt of scandalising the judiciary as it stood in 1956 is Ambard v A-G for Trinidad & Tobago; the judgment of the Privy Council by Lord Atkin allows for criticism of the judiciary even in the ferocity of the language used. The common law of England on the law of contempt as administered in England in 1956 is not R v Gray (which is obsolete) but Ambard v A-G for Trinidad & Tobago.
Poor Arthur Lee, and poor Lim Kit Siang, and poor Manjeet Singh and poor Murray Hiebert (Murray Hiebert v Chandra Sri Ram  4 MLJ 321), they have all been convicted of the offence of scandalising the judiciary on an obsolete law.
Tragically, the obsolescence of the offence of scandalizing the judiciary has escaped the uninspired minds of our judges.
Mr. Martin Jalleh has suggested that I be charged with contempt of court. I think it was an unreasonable request because such an event would put the entire judiciary in a quandary. Those cases, such as Arthur Lee, Lim Kit Siang, Manjeet Singh, and even Murray Hiebert are over, bar the shouting, – the phrase is used when any controversial event is said to be technically settled but arguments about the outcome continue, albeit with little effect on the result: see Red Herrings and White Elephants, Albert Jack, Metro Publishing Ltd, London, 2004. I would suggest that it is best to let sleeping dogs (or should I say, lions) lie.
Even our former prime minister Tun Mahathir admitted in Che Det that when he gave his opinion that the judge should not be prosecutor, judge, and executioner in Matthias Chang's case – he did so with trepidation. Actually, he has nothing to worry about. We are both on the same boat. Our defence is this:
This briefly tells the history and evolution of the law of contempt up to the present time.
We can now proceed to look at Matthias Chang's case with a broader and better understanding.
How does the law of contempt in the face of the court apply to Matthias Chang?As far back as in 1527 there is this tale of Sergeant Roo, "a great lawyer of that time, more eager to show his wit than to be made a Judge," who had composed a satire on the abuses of the law for which Lord Chancellor Wolsey was responsible. The satire was delivered in the presence of the King. Roo was summarily dispatched to prison – see Judges by David Pannick, Barrister; Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, OUP, 1987, at page 105 to which he has also included the rider:
Nowadays a more tolerant attitude is taken towards critics of the judiciary. Nevertheless, lawyers and non-lawyers remain reluctant to emulate the critical approach of Sergeant Roo.In times past – as I have explained in the history above – lawyers, "If they have suggestions for reform of the judiciary, or comments to make on judicial performance, they whisper them to each other over lunch in the Middle Temple or in professional journals remote from the public gaze. Such heresies are expressed cautiously, in deferential language." – see Judges, pp 105, 106 where it also said:
In one case, after Lord Mansfield (Chief Justice of the King's Bench, 1756-88) had given judgment for a Bench of four judges, he asked Sergeant Hill, who appeared for the unsuccessful party, to "tell us your real opinion and whether you don't think we are right." Hill replied that "he always thought it his duty to do what the Court desired and … he … did not think that there were four men in the world who could have given such an ill-sounded judgment …
More often, it is only in fiction that the conventions of politeness to judges are defied. The judges before whom John Mortimer's Rumpole appears are perverse and malign. They are ignorant of the ways of the world. They are differential or rude to witnesses depending on the social status of those who have the misfortune to give evidence in their courts. … Only a barrister of Rumpole's experience (and lack of ambition) can afford to reply in kind to the discourtesy emanating from that fictional Bench.Ever heard of the expression "truth is stranger than fiction"? In this country we have experienced for real perverse and malign judges, not the fictional ones experienced by John Mortimer's Rumpole.
In 1680, Nathaniel Redding accused two judges of "oppression" and was condemned in Court to pay the King 500 pounds and lie in prison till he paid it, see Nathaniel Redding's Case, Sir Thomas Raymond's Reports 376 n. (1680). Later that term the court remitted the fine and the sentence of imprisonment.
In the Matter of Thomas James Wallace (1866) LR 1 PC 283, a Nova Scotia lawyer wrote a letter to the Chief Justice complaining that "I can't help thinking that I am not fairly dealt with by the Court or Judges." He added that he "could also recall cases where the decision was, I believe, largely influenced, if not wholly based, upon information received privately from the wife of one of the parties by the judge. Is this justice?" Lord Westbury, in the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, remarked that this "undoubtedly was a letter of a most reprehensible kind … a contempt of court, which it was hardly possible for the Court to omit taking cognizance of."
I have found a case after 1936, it is R v Logan (1974) Crim LR 609. A man on being convicted shouted from the dock, that it was "a carve up", was held to be a contempt of court.
But why am I telling this?
Was Matthias Chang charged with contempt for discourtesy to the Bench?I should think so. It was crass impertinence of him to behave in such an unruly manner towards a judge. As a lawyer he should know better than to be discourteous to the court.
If I remember correctly he was charged with disrupting the court proceedings while giving evidence as a witness by stomping out of the witness box in a huff and left the court because the judge refused to allow him to deliver a submission or speech from the witness stand.
The only modern case (post 1936) of disruption of court proceedings that I am aware of is the case of Morris v Crown Office  2 QB 114 where the English Court of Appeal allowed an appeal against their sentence of imprisonment imposed on Welsh students who had disrupted court proceedings. Davies LJ said, at page 127:
On occasions one has the misfortune to encounter someone who makes a disturbance in court. Usually when that happens it is a case of a disappointed litigant who, from a sense of rage or disappointment at the result of his case, loses control of himself and gives vent to his feelings by an outburst either by word of mouth or physically.In Balogh v St Albans Crown Court  QB 73, a young man was sentenced by Mr. Justice Melford Stevenson to six months' imprisonment for contempt of court by planning to release laughing gas into the court to disrupt proceedings. He was released by the Court of Appeal because his conduct was not a contempt as he had not disrupted court proceedings. His plan was foiled by the police.
So now we know that the atrocious behaviour of Matthias Chang in court is a contempt in the face of the court. As he did not appeal against the sentence, could it be assumed that he was happy with the sentence of one month's imprisonment?
Had he appealed, who knows, he could have succeeded following Morris v Crown Office.
I suppose he wants to be a martyr without a cause.
courtesy of Loyarburok.com. Article written by N H Chan, who was a former Court of Appeal judge before retiring.
Posted: 10 Apr 2010 09:57 PM PDT
It is bewildering that Zulkifili Noordin, the MP for Kulim Bandar Baru, who made stunning allegations and serious accusations in Parliament on 24 March 2010 has not been hauled up to give police statements. Instead he is accompanying the Prime Minister to Washington .
This development has raised eyebrows in many circles. In fact, people are wondering if this was a reward for the explosive revelation that was calculated to cast the Pakatan Rakyat in a very poor light.
There is justification for this belief. The MP for Bayan Baru, Datuk Zahrain Mohamed Hashim, who lambasted Parti Keadilan Rakyat and Anwar in Parliament on 17 March 2010, soon afterwards accompanied Minister in the Prime Minister's Department, Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz, to Washington . This wasseen as rewarding Zahrain for his "hit man" job.
Incidentally, Zahrain is also accompanying Najib to Washington, making it the second trip within a month for him to Washington . Why so soon, is anybody's guess but having been there earlier he could possibly be a tourist guide for Zulkifli!
Unsurprisingly, both of them received a fantastic coverage in the print media, radio and television. They were given maximum coverage to denigrade PKR and the Pakatan Rakyat-led Penang state government.
Compare this to substantive debates in Parliament which very often become footnotes simply because they were not sensational enough to hurt the Opposition.
The point I'm trying to make is this: Why, in the national interest, wasn't there a protest from those who were implicated in the allegations? The Prime Minister and the Minister in his Department were both unruffled by the revelations that deserved to be investigated. What was revealed was shocking enough and disturbing.
Zulkifli claimed that he was asked to come out with a statutory declaration (SD) linking Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak and his wife with the Altantuya Shaaribuu murder trial.
According to him, "I was once asked to involve the prime minister and his wife in the murder case. Among others, I was asked to get an SD (saying) Najib and his wife were involved in the case. … And the reward offered was capable of shaking our faith."
I don't seem to remember reading about the Prime Minister acting with horror over this insane disclosure. No Umno leader, as I recall, had called for a thorough investigation of this allegation. No one had suggested the setting up of a Royal Commission of Inquiry to get to the bottom of this scandalous revelation.
If anybody wanted to frame the Prime Minister of the country with fraudulent allegation, it must be a matter of serious concern that warranted immediate action. But why wasn't this so in this case? Shouldn't we have attempted to identify the person who offered the reward to implicate the Prime Minister and his wife?
Shouldn't statements be taken from those involved in this plot to smear the name of the Prime Minister and his wife?
This was not the only disclosure by Zulkifli. He had also revealed that he was requested to link the son of Minister in the Prime Minister's Department, Datuk Sri Nazri Aziz, with those who had pleaded guilty in a murder case in Sri Hartamas in 2004.
And again there was no discernable reaction of disbelief and horror from the implicated party. The vocal Nazri did not demand that Zulkifli must disclose the names of this faceless "third party" behind this fabrication of evidence.
This apart, what is flabbergasting is the fact that Zulkifli as an officer of the court did not deem it fit to lodge a police report immediately after he was asked to come out with a statutory declaration implicating the Prime Minister and his wife and requested to link the son of Nazri to a murder that he was not guilty of. This was apparently and without doubt an intention to commit a criminal act and it should have been reported.
By remaining quiet all this while, he has given the impression that he was acquiescent to this criminal intention.
It can be construed that he had aided and abetted this proposed crime. That being the case, can he then be charged as an accessory to this crime for not reporting the matter to the police?
We hope that our legal luminaries, the police and those implicated in this case will provide the answers that the nation awaits anxiously.
*Written by P. Ramakrishnan, who is president of Aliran.
* This is the personal opinion of the writer or publication. The Malaysian Insider does not endorse the view unless specified. Courtesy of Malaysian Insider.
Posted: 10 Apr 2010 09:50 PM PDT
While political parties decide on their candidates for the Hulu Selangor by-election, the Chinese electorate there know what they will vote for on April 25 — land titles.
The Chinese form 26.3 per cent or 16,964 out of Hulu Selangor's 64,500 voters but most are still landless despite settling down in the 13 new villages in the area for more than three decades at the height of the communist insurgency.
Selangor MB, Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim enjoyed a 'hero-like greeting' in Hulu Selangor last night. - Picture by Choo Choy May
Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim has changed that in the past few weeks, saying the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) state government will now give 99-year leases to families who have stayed there for more than 15 years.
The policy will affect some 100,000 families of all races.
Batang Kali municipal councillor Ong Thiam Hock believed Khalid had definitely captured the hearts of the Chinese voters through the populist policy aimed at sustaining PR's power base there.
"It is such an important issue for not just the Chinese but other races as well in Hulu Selangor and the MB's announcements will be of advantage to PKR," Ong told The Malaysian Insider.
A testament to this is the hero-like greeting Khalid has been receiving at Chinese dominated areas here during the party's unofficial campaigning trail.
At a visit to the Ulu Yam Bharu town last night, the Selangor MB was greeted by close to a thousand cheery residents.
And as expected, the former corporate figure went straight for the charm offensive, boasting that his administration had managed to do what BN had failed for decades.
"I don't want to talk much, I just want to work. The more you talk the more you sound like BN with their empty promises…the land titles we give shows we walk the talk," he said to a roar of applause.
Most of the Chinese had previously voted for the BN, returning possible MIC candidate Datuk G. Palanivel for four terms from 1990 to 2008, apart from the coalition's state assemblymen within the parliamentary constituency in the hopes of getting land titles but to no avail.
"A check with the land office has indicated that most of their applications have not been entertained," said David Loh, a Serendah municipal councillor.
"And then Mentri Besar (Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Khir Toyo) had ordered the rejection of their application if they were not replied to after 2006," he added.
Serendah is one of the 13 Chinese new villages within the sizable Hulu Selangor federal seat, which is as big as the state of Malacca.
Loh said most Chinese voters here have become disillusioned with the BN government, angered by their "hollow promises" to resolve the decades-long land ownership issue.
"And their grouses worsened when they heard that new applicants had instead received the land titles when they were the earlier settlers," he added.
Both Loh and Ong, who were present when Khalid spoke, told The Malaysian Insider that as far as the Chinese votes are concerned, PR does enjoy majority of their support.
This leaves the remaining battle for the hearts and minds of the Malay and Indian hearts in the run-up to the April 25 polling day. The Malays constitute 52.7 per cent of the electorate while the latter is 19.3 per cent.
All three state seats under the Hulu Selangor parliamentary constituency — Kuala Kubu Bharu, Batang Kali and Hulu Bernam — are BN-controlled.
BN's Chinese component party MCA helms the Kuala Kubu Bharu seat but data from Election 2008 indicated that majority of the Chinese votes had gone to PR, while it was the Malay votes that helped secured an MCA victory.
More than 1,000 spoilt votes for the federal seat also indicate that the electorate was unhappy with Palanivel, who has pleaded for another chance to serve the constituents.
courtesy of Malaysian Insider
Posted: 10 Apr 2010 09:29 PM PDT
LADIES AND LADIES MAN I DONT GIVE A DAM
The latest Bala revelations have constituted a solemn challenge to the integrity and legitimacy of Najib's premiership, for which he must now solemnly account to the nation.
Former spokesman for late Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin, Gad Ben-Ari hasjust taken a job at the U.S. lobbying firm Apco Worldwide and will head it2)Bodowi K.J equally guilty of selling out the Country ARE TRAITORS TO RAKYAT AND MALAYSIANS. We have to VOTE THESE TRAITORS OUT,YES DUMP THE TRAITOR GOVT at least by next GE. No wonder they really trying VERY VERY HARD TO SILENT DSAI AND PR . I am very sure these traitos had every reason to be SHITSCARED AND BY ALL MEANS HAD TO CLING ON TO POWER.All those concerned HAD TO PAY FOR THEIR PGood politicians know that a single pompous phrase can reverse trajectory and turn a thundering cannonball into an ominous boomerang.MUSA HASSAN loftily informed buck stopped at the Najib Prime minister's deskif his contract is not renewed. He could not have imagined that within months the taunt would return to haunt him.To the IGP, this is what I have to say . . ., stop trying to implicate whistleblowers such as RPK and Anwar. They are with us, the rakyaat, and we the rakyaat, are with them! You got that! We have already known who you are, your true colors. To us you are a traitor, you have betrayed us and there is nothing you can do to change what you are! A traitor is a traitor, with or without a uniform.
Special Branch gives clearance to Israeli nationals, while the Home Minister insists on cover up of MPC's breach of contract, and APCO's involvement was mentioned prior to contract signing on August 2009
By Abd Rahman
Special Branch gives clearance to Israeli nationals
According to the RPK's expose, the Home Minister mentions that he receives many requests for Israeli nationals to work in the country and states that all Israeli nationals are recruits of Israel's arm forces. The Home Minister however deflects responsibility and insists that requests for Israeli workforce in Malaysia received the support and clearance by PDRM, specifically by the Special Branch.
Is this fiasco proof enough that the Special Branch were negligent, or were there other secret schemes? Should the abhorrent ISA law be invoked on the Head of Special Branch? Much lesser excuses were used against Raja Petra and Teresa Kok, what is the government waiting for?
MPC Breach of contract cover up by Home Minister
Furthermore, according to PDRM, Masterplan Consulting Sdn Bhd (MPC), the contractor chosen for the project, breached its contract by sub-contracting to another company, without the written consent of PDRM. Additionally, MPC made a false declaration in filling in the Official Secrets Act form. Some of the MPC staff were declared as employees, whereas these staff were in actual fact employees of Twiz Technology Sdn Bhd. Instead of being alarmed by this fact, the Home Minister insisted that to lodge a police report will cause shame and erode PDRM's public image, subsequently opening up the possibility of a special commission to investigate the breach and re-igniting the debate on the formation of the IPCMC.
The Home Minister insists that terminating the 3 contracts with PRS deals a great blow to the BN government and Cabinet by loss of confidence of the rakyat towards the government and PDRM who acted as "protector" due to negligence of PDRM through the involvement of Asiasoft(M) Sdn Bhd in the PRS project which was confirmed by the Special Branch to have relationship and interest with Israel.
Should the Home Minister be tried for treason? Why did the Minister protect this company? Who are the beneficiaries? Is the IGP involved?
When the Home Minister requested that the terms of the contract be scrutinized by the police, Dato Mashuri pointed out that the contract were actually prepared by the Home Ministry.
Is the Minister that stupid?
Link between APCO and government cemented prior to 2009
The link between APCO and the government seemed to have been cemented prior to the contract signing between APCO Worldwide and the PM department in August 2009; there appears to be some link between the government and APCO back in 2008. During the meeting, the Home Minister claims he received information that PDRM wants to remove Asiasoft(M) Sdn Bhd from the APCO project without elaborating further.
Why is the project called APCO when APCO denied involvement prior to August 2009? Is Najib aware of this? Why is Khairy defending a RM 2 company called APCO Worldwide Sdn Bhd?
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PKR akan mengumumkan calunnya pada 13hb April dan sehari dua selepas itu BN akan mengumumkan calunnya dari MIC untuk mengakhiri berbagai spekulasi panas dikalangan ahli-ahli MIC sendiri.
Diperingkat peti undi kerja untuk melakukan persediaan sudah dirasai; hanya menunggu nama calun-calun masing-masing.
Bagi MIC kemenangan calun yang dicadangkan oleh Samy Velu adalah sangat penting kerana jika parti itu kalah lagi kali ini, maka MIC memang boleh dianggap 'bungkus' maka MIC akan menghadapi masalah 'intra' dalam parti itu keseluruhannya.
Saya memang berbaik-baik dengan beberapa orang aktivis MIC sejak beberapa lama dulu dan tidak kurang diantara mereka menganggap kekalahan MIC diHulu Selangor mungkin ada hikmahnya kerana itu sahajalah caranya untuk membersihkan parti itu dari cengkaman Samy Velu dan rakan-rakannya.
Mahu tidak mahu kita mest akui yang Samy adalah 'liability' bagi MIC dan seterusnya untuk BN.
Jika MIC tertewas maka kumpulan Dato S Subramaniam atau sesiapa yang bertokohan dan bersih dari elemen-elemen yang tidak baik akan mudah untuk meraih sokongan perwakilan MIC untuk meneraju dan membuat pembersihan imej MIC yang sangat banyak tercalar itu.
DAN ianya juga merupakan 'blessing in 'disguise' bagi BN keseluruhannya khususnya bagi UMNO.
Seorang orang kuat MIC Selangor memberikan pandangan, "It is good to lose this battle in Hulu Selangor to prepare for winning the war in the PU13. MIC has baggage problems. Too heavy to carry. It gives problems to UMNO very much"
Maksudnya biarlah kita kalah dalam pertempuran ini tetapi kita menang dalam peperangan akhirnya.
Kawan-kawan dari kaum India begitu bermasalah untuk menolak Samy Velu kerana sifat kuku besi beliau, tetapi selagi beliau berada dipersada kepimpinan MIC parti itu tidak mungkin berfungsi sebagai parti yang kuat lagi.
Bagi mereka Samy sudah tidak relevan lagi kerana beliau sudah terlalu lama memimpin MIC itu. Disebabkan oleh Samy kaum India telah berpecah kepada 3 parti serpihan dan ini memudharatkan bangsa India yang kecil jumlahnya dinegara ini.
BN akan kembali pulih jika MIC mampu membersihkan parti itu dari noda yang dilakukan oleh pimpinan pusat mereka.
Rakan-rakan kita dari kaum India ini bukannya kekurangan tokoh dikalangan ahlinya tetapi sesiapa yang bertokohan tidak boleh hidup politik mereka kerana kemahiran Samy menyekat mereka dari menerajui kepimpinan parti itu.
Kaum India nampaknya sedang berfikir dengan serius; hendak kalah dalam pertempuran dan menang dalam perperangan, atau menang dalam pertempuran tetapi akhirnya kalah dalam peperangan?
Pilihan adalah hak mutlak ahli-ahli MIC.
Terima Kasih………………………………………..Aspan Alias
Posted: 10 Apr 2010 08:00 PM PDT
Recalling his last Sunday's press conference, the DAP national chairman said he had never questioned the privileges or special positions given to Malays and natives from Sabah and Sarawak.
"I had only asked the federal government for a time frame to end the privileges because a beginning shall have an end," he said his statement.
He slammed his detractors that they were wasting taxpayers' money and police resources by lodging false reports against him.
"They should not be playing with false reports . . . it's a serious matter.
"They should be prepared to face the consequences," said the Bukit Gelugor MP, without deliberating on actions he would take.
He called on the Attorney-General Abdul Gani Patail and Inspector General of Police Musa Hassan to immediately probe into the veracity of the police reports lodged against him.
"Their investigation shall not be carried out to charge me because I did not commit any crime here.
"The complainant shall be charged if they were found lodging false police reports," said Karpal.
He also chided Umno youth for making it a habit of misconstruing his statements as seditious.
He said he would not mind giving a 'lecture' to Umno youth members on the Sedition Act 1948.
With the latest reports, Karpal has now been slapped with 109 police reports in all.
He boasted that he was probably a 'world record holder' for having over 100 police reports lodged against an elected MP.
"But I am unperturbed by it because I have never committed any criminal acts warranting so much reports," he insisted.
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