Monday, April 26, 2010

Stop! Who is destroying the Penang Botanic Garden?

Stop! Who is destroying the Penang Botanic Garden?


Stop! Who is destroying the Penang Botanic Garden?

Posted: 25 Apr 2010 09:00 AM PDT

The Working Group of the Penang Forum expresses alarm over building of concrete structures and the destruction of the natural beauty of the Penang Botanic Garden.


IRRI under siege

Posted: 25 Apr 2010 09:00 AM PDT

Farmers from across Asia have protested against the  International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) based in the Philippines for its programmes which have wreaked havoc on farmers' fields, reports Grain.


Tembok sekolah condong

Posted: 26 Apr 2010 10:16 AM PDT

Bagai retak menanti belah, begitulah yang boleh digambarkan pada struktur tembok bangunan Sekolah Kebangsaan Satu Sultan Alam Shah, Petaling Jaya yang condong sekali gus mengundang bahaya kepada guru serta 500 pelajar sesi pagi dan petang. Yang Dipertua Persatuan Ibu Bapa dan Guru (PIBG) Sek Keb Satu Sultan Alam Shah, Ahmad Azlan Abd Aziz berkata kejadian berlaku kira-kira jam 5.30 pagi disedari oleh dua orang pengawal keselamatan yang bertugas kemudiannya memberitahu pihak sekolah pada 10 April lalu. Menurutnya, susulan itu, pihak sekolah telah memaklumkan termasuk menyerahkan surat dan faksimili kepada Pejabat Pendidikan Daerah (PPD),Petaling Utama untuk mendapat bantuan. Beberapa hari selepas itu, kelihatan dua orang pegawai PPD menyiasat dan pihak sekolah memberikan laporan terperinci kepada mereka berhubung struktur tembok yang hampir runtuh untuk makluman Jabatan Pelajaran Negeri (JPN) Selangor. Cerita selanjutnya: komuniti.malaysiakini.com Oleh Ahmad Fadzly Esa
Views: 0
0 ratings
Time: 02:08 More in News & Politics


To Christopher, MIC and hindraf Uthayakumar maybe more Hindus need to KUGANED

Posted: 26 Apr 2010 10:36 AM PDT

ARE THE Malaysian IndUS subject to subtle genocide?
Of course not!!! We violently object to this allegation.
1. Do you consider the killing of Kugan and other kelings as "subtle"?
2. Do you consider TBH a Malaysian Indian.

I wouldn't be surprised if Uthayakumar makes a play, and I'm not sure how it will affect things – though overall, I doubt for the better.if Kugan was healthy and never experienced any injuries while in custody. all this injuries was the act ofthe the third foces ?

jeffooi02-1.jpg (372×505)

Image

black eye1
A. Kugan, who died in police custody, screamed for help when experiencing breathing difficulties in January last year, the Sessions Court here heard today.
L/Cpl Mohd Sani Mohd Sarip, 42, who is attached to the serious crime unit of the Subang Jaya police headquarters, said he and other policemen present including Constable V.Navindran then rushed in the suspect's direction to render aid.
A. Kugan, who died in police custody, screamed for help when experiencing breathing difficulties in January last year, the Sessions Court here heard today.
L/Cpl Mohd Sani Mohd Sarip, 42, who is attached to the serious crime unit of the Subang Jaya police headquarters, said he and other policemen present including Constable V.Navindran then rushed in the suspect's direction to render aid.
"We tried to lift him up and make him rest with his back leaning on a wall but he appeared to have difficulty breathing," said Mohd Sani during examination-in-chief by deputy public prosecutor Abazafree Mohd Abbas at the trial of Navindran, who is charged with two counts of causing grievous hurt to Kugan, 23.
On Oct 1 last year, Navindran, 28, had pleaded not guilty to committing the offences at the interrogation room of the Taipan police station, USJ, Subang Jaya, at 7am on Jan 16, 2009. Kugan died on Jan 20 last year while in police custody.
Mohd Sani said prior to the breathing incident, ASP Rodney Pasla Harris had visited Kugan for 30 minutes at the Taipan police station lock-up because the suspect had stated he would provide information on where stolen luxury cars were hidden.
He said after Rodney came out together with other police personnel and were chatting at the outside counter of the station, he heard Kugan calling Detective Corporal M.Paramasimban to give him some water.
Mohd Sani, the prosecution's 15th witness in the case, said a few minutes later Kugan started screaming for help, and after he and his colleagues checked on his condition, he reported back to Rodney as to what had happened.
He said Rodney, who was outside, then ordered Navindran to get a doctor from a nearby clinic.
During the proceedings, Mohd Sani had also explained that Kugan was healthy and never experienced any injuries while in custody.
Asked by Abazafree about the suspect's demeanour while in custody, Mohd Sani the suspect was initially uncooperative and preferred to keep silent but later become cooperative.
He added that in all the times he handed over duties to his colleagues pertaining to the suspect, he never noticed any injuries on Kugan.
The hearing before Judge Aslam Zainuddin continues tomorrow.
We are very fair to everybody, when we genocide kafirs, we are blind to what race they come from.

So stop these unwarranted allegation against our sensitivities. We mistreat and genocide all kafirs and their religions with Equal gusto, Equal opportunity and Equal aggressiveness.
Thank you.
Mydin Baharuddin
READMORE I wouldn't be surprised if Uthayakumar makes a play, "We do not fight racism with racism We fight racism with solidarity"

MAY BE MIC Youth chief T. Mohan, watch this and tell me is she good

where is anwar scandal video

RELATED ARTICLEKamalanathan, explain to the Hindus of Hulu Selangor why Samy Vellu ordered the temple demolished

Yesterday, the Malay Mail reported Karpal as now saying that "I wanted to know if he said it, and he gave his answer, let's just leave it as it is, the matter should not go on further," readmore click belowAnwar had said,:documents and banners are available (and) there were very extreme positions, "SOAK IT (KRIS) WITH CHINESE BLOOD" '



Umno and MIC can have this Uthayakumar. With him in their sides Indians' problems will be solved. Indians will become second to Umno.

Matters erupted after Gobalakrishnan spoke ill about MIC Samy Vellu and his family watch thisT. Mohan, and tell me is she good

to the Ulu Selangor hindus voters THIS YOUNG MAN IS our SON TO



P.Uthayakumar is the Filth and Evil of our society will never ever changes he can hide camouflage himselfself, but will never deliver So far I never believed that Indian communalism could take form of fascism as many leftists had been saying all along. Today we see the footprints of fascism in HINDRAF. The situation is very similar to that of Germany in the thirties. The unemployed hordes of lower middle classes have joined Bajrang Dal and Vishwa Hindu Parishad in large numbers and hailing Hindutva leaders. Some of the text books in Rajasthan and Gujarat, both BJP ruled states are praising fascism and Hitler.realated article For political purposes, we live in a twisted time HINDRAF TEAM MEMBER P Kamalanathan NOW UMNO BALLS SUCKER shares his thoughts on the upcoming
P.Uthayakumar said he envy BN on this occasion when even the racist UMNO Minister Noh Bin Omar and extremist UMNO Youth Chief Khairy Jamaluddin and the person led by no other than the UMNO Deputy President and Deputy Prime Minister were seen accompanying an Indian MIC candidate to the nomination centre. At least there has been and is a starting point to multi-racialism and power sharing with the Indians
This is not the first but fourth the time by – elections since PKR's formation that PKR snatches traditional Indian seats of Teluk Kemang , Lunas , Ijok and now Hulu Selangor away from an Indian candidate and instead files a Malay candidate.
Despite our firm protest since the 2000 Teluk Kemang by elections , PKR cares a damn.
But in all the traditional Malay by election seats of Sanggang , Batu Talam , Manek Curai , Bukit Gantang , Permatang Pauh Penanti , Bagan Pinang , Pasir Panjang , Kuala Terengganu , Anak Bukit , Pendang etc they are all given to PKR and PAS Malay candidates.
And in all the traditional Chinese by elections seats of Ketari , Machap and Indera Kayangan they are automatically given to the DAP and PKR Chinese but when it comes to Indian seats PKR bullies the Indians and snatches the seats away.
At every general elections even the impotent MIC does not have to beg UMNO for seats. In fact at last count in the 2008 general elections UMNO gave their safest 9 Parliament and 20 state seats to MIC knowing that there are zero Indian majority seats in Malaysia.
HRP's Project 15/38 is the only way forward where we do not have to kow tow or beg PKR , DAP or PAS for seats. We work hard and create our 15 Parliament and 38 state Indian majority seats , contest , politically empower ourselves and kick off to ending the miseries of the Indians in Malaysia which even PKR , DAP and PAS like UMNO has refused to address let alone solving .

While we acknowledge that Hindraf is the voice of the indian community, but don't you think that the statement "PR is doomed without Hindraf", is a wee bit too arrogant, even for Hindraf alone? We do not live alone in this world and community and making such a statement is in itself arrogant and uncalled for.
We also acknowledge and reckon that there is much work to be done in PR. PR screwed the rakyat by appointing candidates that hopped over to BN.
But having said that, in the last 50 years, PR is the next best thing that have came our way. (although the next best thing might not be good enough for either of you). We can only hope that PR will be the wiser to deliver democracy to the people and give them our support.
Remember, by destroying what ever little good, that PR has done, it will not bring Hindraf any good too.
Come on, don't be too disheartened by this loss. With the BN full machinery pouring into this small constituency, so much votes buying (one of the worst seen in modern era) … the margin with only 1,725 votes in spite of so much disadvantages"
A loss of only 1725 is a win for PR with greatest unlawful votes buying in " If you vote fo me, I give you $$".
It is a hollow win of blackmail/extortion of votes buying.
This is greatest sham of open public display of:
"If u vote for me, i give you $$" – what blackmailers would say
On the similar vein,
"If i dont hassle you, u give me $$" – what gansgsters would say.
So "If u/i .., i/u give $" Pm thinks he can gloat about this HS victory about full suport of the malaysian people, he is dreaming.
The estate Indian workers, with brain the size of a pea, F by their kalu todi drinks and by the racist MIC & double-headed snake HH, would always be their easy targets. They deserve to stay in limbo in the estates. So pea-size pride and self-dignity – they are incorrigible.
More work/focus needs to be done with the malay in the kampung as the messages are not getting through them. The good malay have to MORE WORK to get to the simple Malay folks, nation-wide.
Sibu wont be so easy to extort the buying of votes. Lets take Sibu back from the King backmailer to even things out
The Indians are the ones who really started the fever of freedom from colonial control in Asia and Africa and have indeed a proud past.However,in Malaysia the political status of the community has waned , due purely to manipulations by UMNO after keeping the Indian leadership drugged by corruption.
The sudden gratifications with money to several communities indicates that corruption in our ruling party has entered a new era of boldness where they can openly display their dirty schemes.On that note the communities that benefitted from this gratification have also shown that they are bereft of moral attributes and have sold their souls.
In so far as the Tamil community in this country is concerned,the strategy for gaining their support is known as the 3T's- Tamil School,Temple and Toddy.
Hindraf is of no consequence to the fight that PRM is trying to wage.This party will need to work with intelligent cadres,of all races with great moral strength to wrest greater control in the next general election.
This victory is meant to be an ego trip for Najib;it has not reinforced his popularity in the eyes of the people.He is blemished and carries and displays these scars quite vividly .The consciousness for a change in this country's politics is not only clearly evident but is steadily growing.The likes of Mahatir,whom I view as a ruthless conscript of the Devil will have their days numbered.
The Government of this country must truely belong to the people,must truely be by the people and for the people,not just in rhetoric but in realism.
We are today,as RPK as aptly pointed out ,in a state of EMERGENCY in so far as parliament and the law is concerned,giving thereby the Government access to drastic military measures at any time to quell any perceived threat to its stranglehold.What democracy and freedom are we talking about in this country as it stands? There is absolutely no accountably in all sectors both public and private,corruption has reached cancerous proportions especially in the upper crust of our society and crime seems to be a nutured event.
We, Malaysians, need to wake up!
Is it just me or what. This guy Chris seems a bit thick isn't he? Keep on trying to get RPK to reply his letter/email. And he's trying to sound like an oracle, which I find amusing. What's with the Indian interests that only Hindraf can take care of that others can't? It sounds awfully like you want PR to run like BN. And it also sounds like even if PR need to bend over to bring Hindraf in then that is something worth doing, because they can talk, according to your reasoning. There are plenty to play for at Sabah and Sarawak, and I don't see how Hindraf is crucial on that front. If PR is doomed because Hindraf is not on board then PR should rightfully be doomed. I have no problem with that, as PR as a coalition just cannot afford to rely on just a handful of Hindraf guys if you see what I mean. If PR are amateurs, which I don't disagree with you, then you are just naive. Is it any wonder why RPK didn't reply you?
Christopher if after spending 60 million you can only show a majority of less than 2000 votes, it is nothing to coo about. I do not know how the Indians have voted but I salute the Chinese for their solid support for PR. They spat at the 3 million which was offered to the Chinese school. Let us see if Najib will still give the money. If the Indians want to go with BN let them. Let us see what they can achieve after 50 years of abject failure! Those Indians who voted the opposition can go it alone and prosper. Those who voted BN will remain beggars.
Posted by truthseeker



For my four lovely children

Posted: 26 Apr 2010 10:37 AM PDT

(Coretan ini adalah untuk diri saya dan keluarga saya sahaja. Dan saya tidak bermaksud untuk bacaan orang lain. Tetapi jika ada yang terbaca maka anggap sahajalah seperti membaca coretan yang ilmiah semata-mata)

Semua umat didunia sekarang hidup dalam akhir zaman. Nabi Muhammad saw adalah nabi dan rasul yang akhir dan lahirnya baginda memberikan kenyataan bahawa akhir zaman sudah tiba.

Baginda pun sudah wafat lebih dari 1400 thaun dahulu maka zaman yang dikatakan akhir zaman itu sudah pasti lebih hampir.

Baginda telah membayangkan tanda-tanda serta dalil dalil yang akan kita lihat apabila zaman akan bertambah dekat keahirnya.

Sejahil-jahil seorang Islam yang tidak melaksanakan syariatnya dengan baik sekali pun, dia akan percaya yang hari kiamat akan tetap tiba. Semua yang beragama percaya kiamat itu benar dan hidup selepas mati itu benar.

Sesiapa pun yang bertuhan dan beragama apatah lagi Agama suci kita, percaya yang tuhan akan tunjukkan banyak dalil-dalil yang nyata sebelum tibanya hari kiamat itu.

Dalil-dalil hari kiamat selalunya akan ditunjukkan dan terpapar dihadapan kita banyak elemen yang terbalik dan songsang yang tidak selari dengan kehendak agama dan rasulnya.

Jika ianya bertetangan tentulah ianya elemen yang tidak digemari tuhan dan rasul dan tentulah ianya adalah elemen yang membawa dosa dan sesiapa yang terlibat denga perbuatan dan kepercayaan yang berdosa ini adalah mereka yang menjadi pembawa dalil.

Pokoknya, mahu kah kita menjadi pembawa dalil itu? Tetapi apa kah dia perkara-perkaranya yang dianggap sebagai dalil-dalil itu?

Salah satu yang dalil yang besar ialah yang lebih benar itu dianggap salah dan yang salah itu dianggap benar.

Masyarakat akan menganggap yang dahulunya dianggap salah dan tidak baik , sekarang sudah tidak ada apa masalah lagi untuk diterima oleh masyarakat ramai.

Diantaranya perasuah sudah tidak lagi ada masalah untuk bermaharaja lela dan sentiasa selamat malah disanjung oleh pihak yang ramai.

Pemimpin-pemimpin yang tidak baik akan rakus memerintah dan yang baik tetap akan diketepikan malahan yang baik itu tidak akan Berjaya menjadi pemimpin..

Kebenaran akan terhindar dari pandangan ramai dan kepada siapa yang cuba membawa kebenaran akan menjadi mangsa ganas kepada mereka yang seronok dengan kebathilan.

Perempuan pula ramai yang akan menyerupai lelaki, malahan perempuan akan lebih berkuasa dan berpengaruh dari lelaki. Ramai diantara lelaki tunduk serta mempunyai rasa takut akan kekuasaan seseorang wanita ataupun kumpulan wanita.

Negara akan ditadbir oleh ulil amri yang zalim dan tidak adil dan akan hanya mampu untuk membela serta menyayangi sekumpulan kecil sahaja.

Bak kata perpatah, 'sayangnya bertompok-tompok bencinya merata-rata.'

Dalil-dalil yang lain ialah pokok buah-buah akan berbuah diluar musim, anak durhaka kepada ibu bapa dan pembunuhan anak-anak yang kecil yang sekarang begitu lazim didengar melalui media-media massa.

Tetapi saya berjumpa dengan firman Tuhan, 'jika masih ada walaupun seorang yang berzikir kepada ku dunia tidak akan kiamat'.

Lain-lain perkataan jika masih ada umat yang masih mengingatinya dengan bertwassul serta bertawajjuh kepadanya dan Rasulnya dunia tidak akan kiamat.

Kalau kita hendak jadikan agama itu sebagai addin maka mudah bagi seseorang menjawab kenapa masih ada manusia yang berani bertahan untuk menegakkan kebenaran walaupun mendapat penghinaan dari pihak yang memusuhi mereka.

Bagi umat diakhir zaman ini, menjaga dan memegang tali Allah itu adalah wajib disisi tuntutan Tuhan. Jika seseorang muslim dan Islam itu berpaut kepada tali Allah maka kita tidak akan tersasar jika kita terpaksa berijtihad dalam keadaan yang memaksa.

Akhirnya saya ingin mencatitkan dua rangkap nasihat kepada anak-anak saya serta keluarga yang saya amat cintai sebagai pegangan hidup; bak kata orang tua-tua, 'kok tidur dibuat bantal, kok berjalan dijadikan tongkat';

Aku tetap aku,
Dia tetap dia,
Tapi aku bukan lain dari dia,
Kami berpadu dan bersatu,
Dua wajah dalam wujud yang satu.

Bunga paku dalam paku
Pakunya dibawa dari seberang
Carilah aku dalam aku,
Aku berselindung di sebalik yang terang.

Saya tidak ada apa-apa yang bakal saya berikan kepada anak-anak; hanya pesanan kepada mereka dalam dua rangkap nasihat itu sahaja.


Sekian……………………………………………Aspan Alias (babah)


The Last Hurrah: Zaid in Hulu Selangor

Posted: 26 Apr 2010 09:29 AM PDT

... Zaid then took the stand and noted that if PM Najib deemed tomorrow's by-election as a referendum, then both he and Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin should resign immediately should BN lose tomorrow.
Views: 92
0 ratings
Time: 08:54 More in News & Politics


Thank You For Supporting Pakatan Rakyat- Anwar Ibrahim

Posted: 26 Apr 2010 09:14 AM PDT

Voice of Democracy
Dear Supporter,

I thank the workers and volunteers from Pakatan Rakyat including our friends in DAP and PAS who supported our candidate in Hulu Selangor, Datuk Zaid Ibrahim.

Tens of thousands of Malaysians joined us to show the people of Hulu Selangor that Pakatan Rakyat is committed to a Malaysia where all of its citizens have the right to peace, justice, and prosperity. I am thankful for the tremendous support you have shown.  Your commitment to change is commendable.

One setback shall not divert us from our goal. Any change worth making is hard and will be fought at every turn. While it doesn't take away the sting of this loss, there is no road to real change without setbacks along the way.

Over RM100 million was spent by BN to win a thin majority in Hulu Selangor: that amounts to RM65,000 per person. Dozens of ministers campaigned every day; the Election Commission appears guilty once again of violating its mandate to ensure fair elections;  and the police intimidated our supporters and there are reports that they even prevented some voters from reaching the polling stations.

This means that Barisan Nasional has learned nothing since the March 2008 election. Character assassination, racism, bribery and brute force may help to win one or two by-elections. But the people of Malaysia will not be deceived.

Our country still faces the same challenges which cannot be resolved by dirty politics or a few catchy slogans.  The economy is lagging, jobs are scarce and our education system remains mediocre at best.  We must do more to address the plight of the poor and marginalised people throughout Malaysia. And we must bring credibility back to the Federal government as we have started to do in the Pakatan States.

We increased our popular support in Hulu Selangor.  We know we have to do more to reach out to our supporters in the rural heartland, particularly the Felda settlements. I am committed to this challenge and my resolve is unwavering.

Let us look ahead to the next contest and work to bring change to Sarawak. Click here (http://bit.ly/d0YVol) to make a contribution to the May 16th by-election and help us to support the DAP candidate in Sibu.

Thank you,
Anwar


Stop! Who is destroying the Penang Botanic Garden?

Posted: 25 Apr 2010 09:00 AM PDT

The Working Group of the Penang Forum expresses alarm over building of concrete structures and the destruction of the natural beauty of the Penang Botanic Garden.


IRRI under siege

Posted: 25 Apr 2010 09:00 AM PDT

Farmers from across Asia have protested against the  International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) based in the Philippines for its programmes which have wreaked havoc on farmers' fields, reports Grain.


Fatimah Zuhri goes around like a bitch SUCKING AND LICKING THE THE HINDU MIC BALLS

Posted: 26 Apr 2010 09:30 AM PDT


[dive1.jpg]

WHAT DID HE MEAN BY 'TENTATIVE CHARGE BUT ALL IS NOT LOST'?
On 11th October, Malaysia Today carried a post entitled 'Abuse of power by the Deputy Prime Minister' that laid out a series of sms'es alleged to have passed between Najib and senior lawyer Shafee Abdullah in relation to Razak Baginda's arrest and remand in the days before Baginda was charged.
Najib was publicly asked to comment about these sms'es and he never denied the authenticity of the same.
Now, there's one other exchange of sms'es, this time allegedly between Razak Baginda and Najib. I do not recall Najib himself having ever addressed or denied or admitted the correctness or otherwise of these sms'es directly, as he did with the series of sms'es referred to in the MT posting.

I am referring to the 2 sms'es mentioned at paragraphs 51 and 52 of the first statutory declaration of private investigator Balasubramaniam. Let me reproduce below both paragraphs 51 and 52 of that first statutory declaration.

51. On the day Abdul Razak Baginda was arrested, I was with him at his lawyers office at 6.30am. Abdul Razak Baginda informed us that he had sent Najib Razak an SMS the evening before as he refused to believe he was to be arrested, but had not received a response.

52. Shortly thereafter, at about 7.30am, Abdul Razak Baginda received an SMS from Najib Razak and showed, this message to both myself and his lawyer. This message read as follows: " I am seeing IGP at 11am today … matter will be solved … be cool".

Fatimah Zuhri goes around like a bitch SUCKING AND LICKING THE THE HINDU MIC BALLS
Newly-minted Hulu Selangor MP P. Kamalanathan has hit the ground running and kicked off his first day as a "yang berhormat" today delivering on one of the many by-election promises made by the Barisan Nasional.
The MIC information chief arrived at the former Felda settlement in Sungai Buaya here shortly before 1pm this afternoon to distribute the cash arrears of RM13.15 million owed to the remaining 263 settlers.
Each settler was to receive RM50,000 in bank draft as advance payment of arrears in compensation for land acquired from them over 15 years ago.
One hundred settlers had earlier received their payments from Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak last Friday, during the last leg of the campaign trail before yesterday's polls.
"I am grateful for the voters who voted me into Parliament yesterday and I will do my utmost best to deliver on all our promises," Kamalanathan told the media upon arriving at the function here this afternoon.
Maika Deal as seen by my friend, Donplaypuks
Is it really a good deal for Maika Shareholders?
I refer to the Malaysiakini report New firm takes over Maika Holdings.The salient facts about G Gnanalingam's recent offer to buy out all Maika shareholders are as follows:1. Maika's paid up share capital – RM125 million.
2. Gnanalingam's offer price – RM106 million or RM0.85 per share.
3. Oriental Capital Assurance Bhd's (Ocab) paid up share capital is RM100 million and as at Dec 31, 2008 it's audited NTA was about RM103 million.
4. Maika's investment in Ocab's share capital is 74.165% or 74,174,640 shares, ie, Maika is Ocab's holding company as it has both more than 51% equity shares and control in Ocab. Maika's CEO Vell Paari a/l Samy Velu also sits on the board of directors of Ocab.
5. Prior to Gnanalingam's buyout proposal, there were two other offers to Maika as follows:
a. RM129 million or $1.75 per share by Salcon
b. RM149 million or $ 2.01 per share by Usaha Tegas, the holding company of tycoon Ananda Krishnan.
The Salcon offer was frozen by a court order taken out by Nesa Cooperative, Maika's single largest shareholder who had objected on the grounds that Maika's 74% investment in Ocab had not been independently valued.
Nesa had recommended the investment in Ocab be sold by open tender. Nesa also revealed there were two other parties interested in acquiring Ocab's shares, one from Europe and another from Australia.
As to the RM149 million offer by Usaha Tegas, apparently Maika rejected this offer as it could not accept certain pre-conditions insisted upon by Usaha Tegas. What these pre-conditions were have not been revealed by Maika's directors.
In the light of the above, I demand the board of directors of Maika explain:
1. Why do they think Gnanalingam's offer of RM106 million is suddenly acceptable to them when they unequivocally know there are local market players in the insurance business and foreign parties who are willing to pay more?
2. Why are they unwilling to offer the Maika or Ocab shares for sale by open tender with a reserve price of say, RM150 million, given the Usaga Tegas offer? If as Gnanalingam says, Maika's debts are RM30 million, the net minimum proceeds of RM120 million would be a fair and handsome reward to Maika's shareholders who for some 20 years have received no dividends while there was a period when their CEO was paid a remuneration of RM15,000 per month.
As to Gnanalingam being quoted as saying he's doing 'national service', he contradicts it by saying he will need six months to find another financier which suggests he is looking at flipping the Maika/Ocab shares for a quick gain. So much for national service.
Financiers may do charity work and make sizeable donations from their profits and gains, but their natural predatory instincts mean they will always squeeze out the juicy bits of the best deals for themselves.
It seems clear to me, and for the matter any sane person, that the Maika/Ocab shares are worth a hell of a lot more than Gnanalingam's RM106 million offer.
The RM64,000 question is why Samy Vellu, Vel Paari and the Maika board of directors appear to be not interested in maximising returns to their long-suffering shareholders which include themselves by supporting the lowest offer?
Is there a deal behind the deal?
Filling the members. And all for a fist-full of ringgits. Greed knows no bound even Najib is joining the bandwagon and who else is pushing him other than Mah Che Chot.
Thanks for highlighting the Maika share sale issue vis-a-vis Gnanalingam's offer last weeek.
Like many, I am incensed with the timing of Gnanalingam's offer coming as it does in the wake of by-elections at HS.
In plain language, Gnanalingam's offer of RM 106 million for a controlling stake in Maika/Ocab stinks to high heaven!! It's an attempt at highway robbery!!
I would like Samy Velu, his son Vell Paari, the board of Maika/Ocab, PM Najib, Bank Negara and the SC to tell me where in the history of M'sia has a financial institution like Ocab of some 20 over years standing been sold for a paltry, derisory mere premium of 2.91% over its book value?
Why are Samy Velu and Maika refusing to get Ocab valued independently and go for a sale of shares by OPEN TENDER to maximise returns to Maika's shareholders?
A deal within a deal? Pretty par for the course where Wigs is concerned?
..ther Najib can throw that kind of money to each constituency in a GE. It is estimate about RM$ 60 million promised for Hulu Selangor including hard cash to Malay voters.NAJIB IS GGOING TO SPEND 6OMILLIONX 222 SEATS good you have started the ball rolling on this issue . Like you said yourself , the timing of this offer suggests that this offer will only go through ( if at all that is ) if Barisan – UMNO win the Hulu Selangor by elections. the Malay-Malaysia was started by Najib's father, Tun Razak. He opposed Tunku's multi-racial Malaysia. That set the road for wannabe-Malay mamak Mahathir to entrench the Malay-Malaysia so that he and his ilk will milk further the NEP for their cronies and families while numbing the rural Malay heartland the bullshit about UNTUK BANGSA DAN AGAMA over the last 30 years.
When Lee Kuan Yew was suddenly seen as a contender to the Prime Ministership when Singapore was part of Malaysia, it shared the shit out of those young Malay turks, who convinced Tun Razak and went to Tunku to kick Singapore out. After all, then Singapore was a backwater island with no resources and the racist Malays thought those Singapore Chinese will come begging to Malaysia and Indonesia for help to survive.
What Lee Kuan Yew did was to call help from the rich Indonesian Chinese to invest in Malaysia to develop its economy and poach educated and professional Chinese and Indians from Malaysia to build its human capital. The rest is history.
I tend to agree with you,there is an insidious motive of this UMNO-led BN government, with the silent consent of MCA and MIC, to make ghis country a Malay-Malaysia with its WINNER-TAKES-ALL tactics in the way race was played in our our education system, public service (promotions and recruitment, 99% of top bureaucrats are Malays), university places, scholarships, recruitment of lecturers, and in almost all spheres of Malaysian lives.They even sought to demolish temples, restrict the expansion of building of churches in the name of Islam.
The thinking within UMNO is to make NON Malays lives as miserable as possible in the name of Isa Manteqi's AFFIRMATIVE ACTION FOR THE MAJORITY. MCA and MIC were castrated long before. Whether it is a deliberate policy to force NON Malays to migrate, we don't know but the result is the same. Or it could be to emphatically tell the nonMalays, that UMNO will ensure that Malays are the a TUAN OF THIS COUNTRY, and don't you forget about it.
All this talk about racial harmony, concern about brain drain and capital flight is just crap to UMNO insiders. They only pay lip service in the last 20 odd years.
You can sense exactly that by the way Fatimah Zuhri goes around like a bitch on heat in PKR blogs with UMNO racist propaganda and attacking any PKR bitches in PKR blogs who oppose UMNO.
With that said , the players ( or the so called white knight ) in this case is interesting. I hope in the process of the ensuing discussions and opinions shared some light will be shed on the following :
1. the role this black ( black seems more appropriate then white in this case ) knight played in ling liong sik's whiskey gang ;
2. there is also the gang of politicians , captains of industry and civil servants – mainly ex royal military college students ;
3. also the advertising revenue collection from government controlled media like RTM ; and last
4. this black knight's role in malayan tobacco company and its demise.
Lets see what comes to the surface .
I would like to add that the minimum premium a buyer should pay for a controlling stake in Maika/Ocab is 50% of Ocab's NTA of RM103 million, ie, the total minimum consideration should be RM150 million as:
1. The potential buyer would be acquiring a controlling stake (74%) in Ocab as opposed to being a mere passive investor relying on dividend income for a return.
2. In Malaysia, you cannot secure a licence for owning/operating an insurance business without Bank Negara's approval, which includes vetting the shareholders and board of directors. Thus, the market is restricted for insurance business start-ups and acquisitions, justifying a higher premium for a new investor.
3. Ocab's Unearned Premium Reserve as at Dec 31, 2008 stood at RM48 million which is quite healthy compared to its paid-up share capital, share premium and reserves of RM103 million. Thus, future earnings are reasonably assured. We do not know what other general provisions are included under Ocab's reserves.
4. Ocab's properties and investments totalling RM316 million are likely to be worth a lot more than their book value.
5. In 2000, Bank Negara's guidelines for bank and financial institutions mergers was for pricing to be in the region of 1.5 – 2 times revalued NTA.
6. Vell Paari, Maika's CEO and a director of Ocab, increased his beneficial interest in Ocab by 111, 250 shares in 2008 as disclosed in Ocab's audited financial statements.
All the above leads to the conclusion that Gnanalingam's offer of RM106 million for a 74% controlling stake in Ocab, a mere 2.91% premium over its NTA of RM103 million is derisory, disingenuous and an attempt to put one over the many ill-informed Maika shareholders.
The timing of Gnanlingam's offer announcement was surely calculated with one eye on the by-election at Hulu Selangor tomorrow.
What is astonishing is that Samy Vellu, his son Vell Paari and the board of directors of Maika, and Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak as well are all supporting Gnanalingam's offer.
Whose interest should Maika directors be rooting for – its shareholders' or that of Gnanalingam's? And why are they refusing to go for a sale by open tender?
Kamalanathan said that his first instruction from the Prime Minister and his deputy was to identify all the promises made during the by-election and deliver on them.
"They told me — Kamal, go to the ground, identify all those promises and deliver them. So this is my main duty now — to identify the promised and deliver them.
"That's why when people told me to rest today, I said, how can I rest when the PM has already instructed me this? I will do my utmost best to not disappoint you," he promised.
To further prove his sincerity, Kamalanathan, who secured a 1,725-vote majority win over PKR's Datuk Zaid Ibrahim in Sunday's polls, said he was also finding for a place to stay in the constituency.
"I already said I am willing to move here to be closer to the people. I am now finding for a place," he said.
He noted that his first focus was to deliver on all the promises made to the Hulu Selangor voters and ensure that the constituency would be revived to its best potential.
"I will get to know my voters the best I can and be closer to them so that I can help them better.
"We will deliver on our promises as soon as possible," he said.
He underlined areas of health, education and agro-tourism as some of his primary focus of development in the semi-urban constituency.
In his maiden speech as an MP to the settlers later, an emotional- sounding Kamalanathan choked on his words when he thanked the Sungai Buaya voters for supporting him.
"I came to know that you have contributed 37 per cent of the majority in the voted that I polled.
"I thank you from my heart for giving me this opportunity," he said.
Kamalanathan added that in return, he would show his gratitude to the Sungai Buaya folk by taking the district as his foster village.
"I will return here as often as I can to help you," he said.
He cautioned the Selangor state government against interfering in his affairs or attempting to block him from serving the people.
"I am more than willing to work with them but I do not want them to interfere in what we do or stop us.
"I hope they give us full cooperation and that they would not interrupt our progressive plan for the people," he said but added quickly that it was not a warning.
Meanwhile, Umno supreme council member Datuk Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim said that the settlers and their next of kin who were owed their RM50,000 deposits would all receive their payments within the month.
"For their remaining arrears, we will settle it within the next four months," he said.
There are a total of 363 settlers and their next of kin who are owed for the sale of a total of 703 acres of land to a housing developer 17 years ago.
According to Abdul Azeez, the government had bought back their land plots at a rate of RM160,000 per acre although the plots were bought at a cost of RM112,000.

Fatimah Zuhri goes around like a bitch SUCKING AND LICKING THE THE HINDU MIC BALLSNewly-minted Hulu Selangor MP P. Kamalanathan has hit the ground running and kicked off his first day as a "yang berhormat" today delivering on one of the many by-election promises made by the Barisan Nasional.
The MIC information chief arrived at the former Felda settlement in Sungai Buaya here shortly before 1pm this afternoon to distribute the cash arrears of RM13.15 million owed to the remaining 263 settlers.
Each settler was to receive RM50,000 in bank draft as advance payment of arrears in compensation for land acquired from them over 15 years ago.
One hundred settlers had earlier received their payments from Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak last Friday, during the last leg of the campaign trail before yesterday's polls.
"I am grateful for the voters who voted me into Parliament yesterday and I will do my utmost best to deliver on all our promises," Kamalanathan told the media upon arriving at the function here this afternoon.
Maika Deal as seen by my friend, Donplaypuks

Is it really a good deal for Maika Shareholders?I refer to the Malaysiakini report New firm takes over Maika Holdings.The salient facts about G Gnanalingam's recent offer to buy out all Maika shareholders are as follows:1. Maika's paid up share capital – RM125 million.
2. Gnanalingam's offer price – RM106 million or RM0.85 per share.
3. Oriental Capital Assurance Bhd's (Ocab) paid up share capital is RM100 million and as at Dec 31, 2008 it's audited NTA was about RM103 million.
4. Maika's investment in Ocab's share capital is 74.165% or 74,174,640 shares, ie, Maika is Ocab's holding company as it has both more than 51% equity shares and control in Ocab. Maika's CEO Vell Paari a/l Samy Velu also sits on the board of directors of Ocab.
5. Prior to Gnanalingam's buyout proposal, there were two other offers to Maika as follows:
a. RM129 million or $1.75 per share by Salcon
b. RM149 million or $ 2.01 per share by Usaha Tegas, the holding company of tycoon Ananda Krishnan.
The Salcon offer was frozen by a court order taken out by Nesa Cooperative, Maika's single largest shareholder who had objected on the grounds that Maika's 74% investment in Ocab had not been independently valued.
Nesa had recommended the investment in Ocab be sold by open tender. Nesa also revealed there were two other parties interested in acquiring Ocab's shares, one from Europe and another from Australia.
As to the RM149 million offer by Usaha Tegas, apparently Maika rejected this offer as it could not accept certain pre-conditions insisted upon by Usaha Tegas. What these pre-conditions were have not been revealed by Maika's directors.
In the light of the above, I demand the board of directors of Maika explain:
1. Why do they think Gnanalingam's offer of RM106 million is suddenly acceptable to them when they unequivocally know there are local market players in the insurance business and foreign parties who are willing to pay more?
2. Why are they unwilling to offer the Maika or Ocab shares for sale by open tender with a reserve price of say, RM150 million, given the Usaga Tegas offer? If as Gnanalingam says, Maika's debts are RM30 million, the net minimum proceeds of RM120 million would be a fair and handsome reward to Maika's shareholders who for some 20 years have received no dividends while there was a period when their CEO was paid a remuneration of RM15,000 per month.
As to Gnanalingam being quoted as saying he's doing 'national service', he contradicts it by saying he will need six months to find another financier which suggests he is looking at flipping the Maika/Ocab shares for a quick gain. So much for national service.
Financiers may do charity work and make sizeable donations from their profits and gains, but their natural predatory instincts mean they will always squeeze out the juicy bits of the best deals for themselves.
It seems clear to me, and for the matter any sane person, that the Maika/Ocab shares are worth a hell of a lot more than Gnanalingam's RM106 million offer.
The RM64,000 question is why Samy Vellu, Vel Paari and the Maika board of directors appear to be not interested in maximising returns to their long-suffering shareholders which include themselves by supporting the lowest offer?
Is there a deal behind the deal?
Filling the members. And all for a fist-full of ringgits. Greed knows no bound even Najib is joining the bandwagon and who else is pushing him other than Mah Che Chot.
Thanks for highlighting the Maika share sale issue vis-a-vis Gnanalingam's offer last weeek.
Like many, I am incensed with the timing of Gnanalingam's offer coming as it does in the wake of by-elections at HS.
In plain language, Gnanalingam's offer of RM 106 million for a controlling stake in Maika/Ocab stinks to high heaven!! It's an attempt at highway robbery!!
I would like Samy Velu, his son Vell Paari, the board of Maika/Ocab, PM Najib, Bank Negara and the SC to tell me where in the history of M'sia has a financial institution like Ocab of some 20 over years standing been sold for a paltry, derisory mere premium of 2.91% over its book value?
Why are Samy Velu and Maika refusing to get Ocab valued independently and go for a sale of shares by OPEN TENDER to maximise returns to Maika's shareholders?
A deal within a deal? Pretty par for the course where Wigs is concerned?

..ther Najib can throw that kind of money to each constituency in a GE. It is estimate about RM$ 60 million promised for Hulu Selangor including hard cash to Malay voters.NAJIB IS GGOING TO SPEND 6OMILLIONX 222 SEATS good you have started the ball rolling on this issue . Like you said yourself , the timing of this offer suggests that this offer will only go through ( if at all that is ) if Barisan – UMNO win the Hulu Selangor by elections. the Malay-Malaysia was started by Najib's father, Tun Razak. He opposed Tunku's multi-racial Malaysia. That set the road for wannabe-Malay mamak Mahathir to entrench the Malay-Malaysia so that he and his ilk will milk further the NEP for their cronies and families while numbing the rural Malay heartland the bullshit about UNTUK BANGSA DAN AGAMA over the last 30 years.
When Lee Kuan Yew was suddenly seen as a contender to the Prime Ministership when Singapore was part of Malaysia, it shared the shit out of those young Malay turks, who convinced Tun Razak and went to Tunku to kick Singapore out. After all, then Singapore was a backwater island with no resources and the racist Malays thought those Singapore Chinese will come begging to Malaysia and Indonesia for help to survive.
What Lee Kuan Yew did was to call help from the rich Indonesian Chinese to invest in Malaysia to develop its economy and poach educated and professional Chinese and Indians from Malaysia to build its human capital. The rest is history.
I tend to agree with you,there is an insidious motive of this UMNO-led BN government, with the silent consent of MCA and MIC, to make ghis country a Malay-Malaysia with its WINNER-TAKES-ALL tactics in the way race was played in our our education system, public service (promotions and recruitment, 99% of top bureaucrats are Malays), university places, scholarships, recruitment of lecturers, and in almost all spheres of Malaysian lives.They even sought to demolish temples, restrict the expansion of building of churches in the name of Islam.
The thinking within UMNO is to make NON Malays lives as miserable as possible in the name of Isa Manteqi's AFFIRMATIVE ACTION FOR THE MAJORITY. MCA and MIC were castrated long before. Whether it is a deliberate policy to force NON Malays to migrate, we don't know but the result is the same. Or it could be to emphatically tell the nonMalays, that UMNO will ensure that Malays are the a TUAN OF THIS COUNTRY, and don't you forget about it.
All this talk about racial harmony, concern about brain drain and capital flight is just crap to UMNO insiders. They only pay lip service in the last 20 odd years.
You can sense exactly that by the way Fatimah Zuhri goes around like a bitch on heat in PKR blogs with UMNO racist propaganda and attacking any PKR bitches in PKR blogs who oppose UMNO.

With that said , the players ( or the so called white knight ) in this case is interesting. I hope in the process of the ensuing discussions and opinions shared some light will be shed on the following :
1. the role this black ( black seems more appropriate then white in this case ) knight played in ling liong sik's whiskey gang ;
2. there is also the gang of politicians , captains of industry and civil servants – mainly ex royal military college students ;
3. also the advertising revenue collection from government controlled media like RTM ; and last
4. this black knight's role in malayan tobacco company and its demise.
Lets see what comes to the surface .

I would like to add that the minimum premium a buyer should pay for a controlling stake in Maika/Ocab is 50% of Ocab's NTA of RM103 million, ie, the total minimum consideration should be RM150 million as:
1. The potential buyer would be acquiring a controlling stake (74%) in Ocab as opposed to being a mere passive investor relying on dividend income for a return.
2. In Malaysia, you cannot secure a licence for owning/operating an insurance business without Bank Negara's approval, which includes vetting the shareholders and board of directors. Thus, the market is restricted for insurance business start-ups and acquisitions, justifying a higher premium for a new investor.
3. Ocab's Unearned Premium Reserve as at Dec 31, 2008 stood at RM48 million which is quite healthy compared to its paid-up share capital, share premium and reserves of RM103 million. Thus, future earnings are reasonably assured. We do not know what other general provisions are included under Ocab's reserves.
4. Ocab's properties and investments totalling RM316 million are likely to be worth a lot more than their book value.
5. In 2000, Bank Negara's guidelines for bank and financial institutions mergers was for pricing to be in the region of 1.5 – 2 times revalued NTA.
6. Vell Paari, Maika's CEO and a director of Ocab, increased his beneficial interest in Ocab by 111, 250 shares in 2008 as disclosed in Ocab's audited financial statements.
All the above leads to the conclusion that Gnanalingam's offer of RM106 million for a 74% controlling stake in Ocab, a mere 2.91% premium over its NTA of RM103 million is derisory, disingenuous and an attempt to put one over the many ill-informed Maika shareholders.
The timing of Gnanlingam's offer announcement was surely calculated with one eye on the by-election at Hulu Selangor tomorrow.
What is astonishing is that Samy Vellu, his son Vell Paari and the board of directors of Maika, and Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak as well are all supporting Gnanalingam's offer.
Whose interest should Maika directors be rooting for – its shareholders' or that of Gnanalingam's? And why are they refusing to go for a sale by open tender?

Kamalanathan said that his first instruction from the Prime Minister and his deputy was to identify all the promises made during the by-election and deliver on them.
"They told me — Kamal, go to the ground, identify all those promises and deliver them. So this is my main duty now — to identify the promised and deliver them.
"That's why when people told me to rest today, I said, how can I rest when the PM has already instructed me this? I will do my utmost best to not disappoint you," he promised.
To further prove his sincerity, Kamalanathan, who secured a 1,725-vote majority win over PKR's Datuk Zaid Ibrahim in Sunday's polls, said he was also finding for a place to stay in the constituency.
"I already said I am willing to move here to be closer to the people. I am now finding for a place," he said.
He noted that his first focus was to deliver on all the promises made to the Hulu Selangor voters and ensure that the constituency would be revived to its best potential.
"I will get to know my voters the best I can and be closer to them so that I can help them better.
"We will deliver on our promises as soon as possible," he said.
He underlined areas of health, education and agro-tourism as some of his primary focus of development in the semi-urban constituency.
In his maiden speech as an MP to the settlers later, an emotional- sounding Kamalanathan choked on his words when he thanked the Sungai Buaya voters for supporting him.
"I came to know that you have contributed 37 per cent of the majority in the voted that I polled.
"I thank you from my heart for giving me this opportunity," he said.
Kamalanathan added that in return, he would show his gratitude to the Sungai Buaya folk by taking the district as his foster village.
"I will return here as often as I can to help you," he said.
He cautioned the Selangor state government against interfering in his affairs or attempting to block him from serving the people.
"I am more than willing to work with them but I do not want them to interfere in what we do or stop us.
"I hope they give us full cooperation and that they would not interrupt our progressive plan for the people," he said but added quickly that it was not a warning.
Meanwhile, Umno supreme council member Datuk Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim said that the settlers and their next of kin who were owed their RM50,000 deposits would all receive their payments within the month.
"For their remaining arrears, we will settle it within the next four months," he said.
There are a total of 363 settlers and their next of kin who are owed for the sale of a total of 703 acres of land to a housing developer 17 years ago.
According to Abdul Azeez, the government had bought back their land plots at a rate of RM160,000 per acre although the plots were bought at a cost of RM112,000.



TBH INQUEST: Thrown out alive or jumped out?

Posted: 26 Apr 2010 08:45 AM PDT

According to British forensic expert Professor Peter Vanezis, Teoh Beng Hock was alive when he fell down several stories to his death and even made efforts to break his fall

I can tell you that the brief description of Prof Vanezis's testimoney was enough to make my blood curl, imagine seeing a concrete floor rushing up to meet you and thinking what could be the best possible way to minimise injury or the risk of death in this situation....

Basically the British expert said that all injuries that caused Teoh Beng Hock's death were consistent with trauma of falling from a high place...
'He even cast serious doubt on Thai pathologist Dr Pornthip's alleged finding that the victim may have been strangled..

Prof. Venezis noted the bruise marks on the neck but concluded that it was consistent with injuries suffered from a fall...

the problem is some people watch a few episodes of CSI and think they are crime scene investigators and can deduce cause of death and who was the killer from mere pictures.....as we can all learn from Prof Venezis's testimony, forensic science is very intricate and requires subtle knowledge of injury trauma to determine cause and effect.

So now the counsel for TBH , Karpal's son Gobind will now have to get Pornthip to come and insist that Teoh was killed elsewhere and thrown out the window...

All the accusation of murder against the Malaysian Anti Corruption Agency is vapourising very quickly under the steady and expert gaze of Prof Venezis.

If Teoh was alive when he left the window on the floor where the MACC office is located at Plaza Masalam, then interesting questions about the person he was last heard arguing with should be brought up and that may throw some light on the REAL REASON Teoh is dead.

I have always called for Justice for Teoh Beng Hock and I hope those loudmouth opposition cry wolfers would join the chorus now that the truth seem to be coyly peeking from behind the wall of lies and propaganda that some quarters have been hastily building around the case...



SHAH ALAM, April 26 (Bernama) -- Former political aide Teoh Beng Hock was fully conscious when he fell and had attempted to break his fall from a height, a British forensics expert testified at the inquest into his death here Monday.

Professor Dr Peter Vanezis, who had participated in the investigations into the death of British royalty, Princess Diana, and is currently engaged by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), said he found no evidence that Teoh was strangled prior to his death.

He said Teoh had landed feet first, based on the pattern of fractures on the deceased's pelvis, and upper and lower limbs "I am not in a position to say categorically, whether or not the deceased had been somehow physically forced out of the window while he was conscious.

"The injuries on his lower limbs also showed that Teoh had attempted to break his fall," added the pathologist in his maiden appearance at the inquest.

On July 17, last year, Teoh was found dead on the fifth floor of Plaza Masalam here after questioning by the Selangor MACC, located in the same building, as part of investigations into alleged irregular disbursement of state funds.

Dr Vanezis, and Thai pathologist Pornthip Rojanasunand -- hired by the Selangor Government -- had observed a second post-mortem on Teoh's exhumed remains last November.

The British pathologist noted there were no signs of restraint on Teoh's body.

"There were no obvious marks of restraint on the body. However, it is possible that a person can be restrained with no bruising being found...it depends on the manner and force applied in such circumstances," he said.

Based on his observations, Dr Vanezis said there was no evidence that Teoh's neck had been compressed, as with strangulaton.

The bruises on the neck region were part of the overall injuries from the fall, he said.

The inquest is before Coroner Azmil Muntapha Abas.

To questions by MACC prosecution chief Datuk Abdul Razak Musa, Dr Vanezis said he concluded that none of Teoh's injuries indicated he was killed by any other means and thrown out of a window from the 14th floor of Plaza Masalam.

On the injuries to Teoh's anus which Dr Pornthip had suggested was caused by the forced insertion of an object, Dr Vanezis refuted the finding, saying they were caused by the fall.

Toxicological tests showed there were no evidence that Teoh was incapacitated by alcohol or drugs, he said.

Dr Vanezis said he was unable to say whether Teoh had been subjected to some form of intimidation which might have led to his fall.

He also disagreed with Dr Pornthip's findings that Teoh might have been dragged, prior to his fall, based on marks on his shoes.

He said the shoes were badly damaged, most probably due to Teoh landing on his feet first and this was clearly seen from multiple injuries on the legs.

At this juncture, government-appointed counsel Tan Hock Chuan told the coroner that all parties agreed that only two issues were still in contention -- the injuries on Teoh's neck and the manner by which the victim fell.

To another question by Abdul Razak, Dr Vanezis reiterated that Teoh was well-oriented and there was no evidence to indicate pre-fall injuries as stated by Dr Pornthip.

Asked by counsel Gobind Singh Deo, representing Teoh's family, to clarify how he gathered the history of the case, Dr Vanezis said he was briefed by MACC officers who sought his expert opinion, besides access to documents, photographs and pathologists who conducted the first post-mortem.

He said, although he relied on the briefings and documents, he also verified certain facts before making his final findings.

Dr Vanezis explained in length why he did not probe further on the shoe print found on the window of the 14th floor of the building when he visited the crime scene, since it was not part of his work.

The inquest continues tomorrow for Gobind to seek further clarification from the British pathologist.

In a related development, the coroner is expected to give his decision on whether to grant leave to Teoh's brother to cite Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Nazri Abdul Aziz for contempt of court for branding Dr Pornthip a "liar".

The flamboyant Dr Pornthip stated earlier that she would not be present to give further evidence because she had received "political pressure" from certain parties.

-- BERNAMA


Pantu News: Abok Farmers arrested for the third time at the same place, their tembawai Munggu Api. This time Warrant of Arrest Issued to 4 farmers, Sebli ak kubok, Aaron ak Chusing, Kubau ak Chakong, Nixon ak Urut. Can you believe? These people are PooR Farmers, not Criminal….Tonite they have to stay one night in Lock Up in Sri Aman.

Posted: 26 Apr 2010 06:39 AM PDT

05112009366160320107701


Chinese failed Malaysian concept of 'gratitude'.

Posted: 26 Apr 2010 06:30 AM PDT

"If we win this by-election, you can come to Kuala Lumpur the next day to look for me. I will write a personal letter to approve the money and it will be transferred to the school board's account. If we lose, don't have to come."

The above was attributed to BN chairperson, Najib Abdul Razak who had allegedly said so during his campaigning in the Hulu Selangor by-election – see Malaysiakini Educational absurdity in Hulu Selangor.

The alleged quote has led MKINI columnist Azly Rahman to lambast Najib Razak for having reached the highest level of idiocy in charting the future of Malaysian education.


Azly lamented: How much shame must we parade in our desperation to win this or that election that is a theatre of the absurd anyway? The essential question is, how dare we use education - the only means for social and economic progress for ALL races - to bribe voters!

Then we come to Malaysiakini's Tengku Adnan: Chinese will not be sidelined.

Perkasa leader, Ibrahim Ali, the ultranationalist who plays the game that UMNO used to play, namely, to pile on a siege mentality among the Malays by telling them that the Chinese will take over (or are arrogant etc), so that UMNO can conveniently slide in to be the ethnic warrior to save the 'threatened' malays.

The Perkasa agitator was the man whom Hulu Selangor MP Kamalanathan defended for his (Ibrahim's) outrageous bigotry, and as if that wasn't enough, hugged Ibrahim affectionately during the by-election campaign. Well, Ibrahim has been at it again.

As 75% of the Hulu Selangor Chinese cast their votes for PKR's Zaid Ibrahim, the Pasir Mas man wants the government to stop all allocations, grants and whatnot to those Chinese for not being "grateful" to the BN (read that as UMNO) government.

According to Malaysiakini, the @$$h*le suggested that the Chinese voters in Hulu Selangor should be punished by the government for not fully supporting MIC candidate P Kamalananthan.

However, BN sec-gen Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor said that the government will not adopt the @$$h*le's suggestion because there are also HS Chinese who voted for BN in the by-election.

Do you see the difference in their mentality?

I don't. Both believe government (or rather public) funds belong to a political party, namely UMNO, where to give or deny financial allocations will depend on the wannabe recipients' show of gratitude to the UMNO-BN.

This attitude seems to stem from the days of Hang Tuah or even earlier, when the ruler was deemed a demi-god, endowed with wealth bestowed by divinity. It was a concept of divine rights inherited from Hindu India via the Sri Vijaya – Mahapahit religious socio-politico culture.

The Chinese also practised a variant of this belief, except in the case of the Chinese, it was the 'mandate of heaven', a green ticket given by god to a ruler to rule with legitimacy over the unwashed. But luckily for the Chinese, they have an escape clause, in that god could withdraw the 'mandate'.

Thus unlike the Hindu version of perpetual divine rights, the Chinese mandate of heaven would only be valid so long as the ruler behaved – that's when people like Koh Tsu Koon comes in with his KPI, to report on the conduct of the ruler.

If, say, the ruler misbehaved (do I need to provide any examples?) the god (or heaven) could and would withdraw its mandate. Then it'll be open slather and slaughter when the naughty ruler could be overthrown, not unlike an election in a modern democracy. The mandate of heaven would then be transferred to the person who was likely to rule best.

Thus the Chinese had been overthrowing (or on a number of other occasions, attempted to overthrow) their bad 'emperors' regularly, those of the dynasties of Xia, Shang, Westen Zhou, Eastern Zhou, Qin, Western Han, Xin, Eastern Han, 'Wei, Shu & Wu' (3 Kingdoms), Western Jin, Eastern Jin, Southern & Northern Dynasties period, Sui, Tang, '5 Dynasties & 10 Kingdoms' period, Northern Song, Southern Song, Liao, Jin, Yuan, Ming, Shun, Qing, Yuan Shikai's 'Empire of China, Sun Yat Sun's Republic, and some of the Communist Dynasty's like the notorious Gang of Four.

But not everyone subscribes to that, so there continues to be a belief that divine-chosen rulers can do what they like with the nation's wealth, like their very own. And if you can get something from one of these divine rulers, indeed you ought to be grateful.

This may possibly explain why those Felda people felt grateful for receiving RM50,000 which in reality was their own money, and RM50,000 was only part of the sum owed to each of them. Their land had been sold off but they didn't receive any payment, until now (and to remind everyone, only part of it).

I heard the next installment of the money owed to the owners will be during the next election (gratitude expected), with the 3rd in another possible by-election or general election (again their gratitude is mandatory).

Hand kissing is optional.


Tengku Adnan: Chinese will not be sidelined

Posted: 26 Apr 2010 04:15 AM PDT

Barisan Nasional (BN) Secretary-General Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor said today that the government will not neglect the Chinese voters in Hulu Selangor. "We cannot take back the allocation for the Chinese. There are also Chinese who have voted for BN in the by-election," he explained when asked if the government will heed the suggestions of Perkasa chairman Ibrahim Ali. The independent MP had earlier suggested that the Chinese voters in Hulu Selangor should be punished by the government for not voting MIC candidate P Kamalananthan. Tengku added that since BN is a multiracial party, they need to help the rakyat irrespective of their race, religion or "whatever their beliefs are".
Views: 301
8 ratings
Time: 04:27 More in News & Politics


State of the Indians Part VIII PSM: Can't compete for goodies

Posted: 26 Apr 2010 02:40 AM PDT

PSM secretary-general S Arutchelvan says that the result of the 12th general election of March 08 has resulted in the Malaysian Indian Congress working harder to regain the trust of the Indian community. He says though that Prime Minister Najib Razak has successfully divided the community to the extent that the Hindraf 'spirit' that united Indians pre March 08 has all but disappeared.
Views: 239
0 ratings
Time: 10:00 More in News & Politics


Eugene – A Hate Free Place Where Protestors Hope Palin Chokes

Posted: 26 Apr 2010 01:53 AM PDT

File under I for Irony.

Also posted as Number 274 at Palin Derangement Syndrome: A Collection.

See also similar teh irony, Separation of Church and Hate.



So MIC Won

Posted: 26 Apr 2010 04:45 AM PDT

Whether MIC won by fair and free means is another story altogether.

But they sure had some ploys up their sleeves.

Donplaypuks, for instance, believes that the Maika (subsidiary of MIC) share sale is an election gimmick.

Read his letter to mKini HERE.

Even if MIC may have won the election in Hulu Selangor, I still find it completely irrelevant.

But the fight is still on.


My Take On This Just Concluded Hulu Selangor By-Election: A Hollow Victory For BN...

Posted: 26 Apr 2010 04:20 AM PDT

BN won by 1,725 votes majority. Much less than what Muhyidin expected. He targeted a 6,000 votes majority. It doesn't takes a rocket scientist to figure out how our DPM can come out with such high expectation.
And we have read many comments over the mainstream media as well as electronic media. While BN interpret and spins this result as support to their advantage, we also get opportunist in the like of Hindraf trying to claim their share of victory. I need not go further into that but if you have been following their statements before and after this by-election, you can really see what they actually are.
We all know Umno have been playing dirty in all elections. It's only a matter of how blatant they want play it. And this one happens to be the most blatant.
Of all the resources available at their disposal, the move by Election Commission to mess up the electorate polling station is, by all standard, the most vicious move.
Almost 14,000 voters polling station were transferred to create confusion. One Hulu Yam resident lamented that he has voted all his life in Hulu Yam but this time, he found out that his polling station is more than 20km away in Kalumpang.
A success rate of 20% of this exercise can be translated as a loss of 2,800 votes to Pakatan Rakyat as this tranferring exercise involves voters in PR stronghold. And believe me, a 20% figure is a conservative estimate after considering PKR's limitation and enthusiasm in rectifying this problem.

Next on the list would be the vote buying factor.
Poverty still exists in semi rural Hulu Selangor. We took a drive from Tg Malim heading towards KKB making random trip into estates and villages. We witnessed many dipilated houses in appaling condition. Agents were seen walking towards BN held function with envelops and electoral list. Umno puteris and those in 1Malaysia tshirts were active going from house to house in estates handing out goodies.
It is hard to resist the temptation of money when one is living at such poverty level. There are many welfare recipients in Hulu Selangor. They used to receive a monthly relief of RM300 from welfare department. This have been reduced to RM200. Can somebody explain what happen to the RM100?
Last important factor that contributed to PKR loss is their machinery on polling day. A drive around polling stations from KKB to Sg Buaya. BN young supporters outnumbered PKR in almost every polling station. By the time we reached Sg Buaya at around noon, many of their supporters have abandoned their position. Some of the booth were left unmanned. Act of internal sabotage? Or purely lacking manpower? That's for them to figure out themselves.
After considering all the factors involved, BN may have won this by-election but it is definitely A Hollow Victory. They can spin all they want but deep down inside, they know it wasn't a victory that they expected after all the dirty tricks deployed. 1,725 majority out of 49,000 votes casted is negligible on their fortress.
The level of awareness among the people remains intact.
On the other hand, I think it is about time for the coalition to unite together under one platform. The united Pakatan Rakyat platform with a united machinery. Not united in the sense where party leaders just appearing and giving speeches in ceramahs. All parties in the coalition need to tap each other's strength and unite them under one machinery, and that would be a force to reckon with.


Taking cheap shots at defenceless refugees

Posted: 20 Apr 2010 04:42 AM PDT

Angeline Loh takes issue with The Star for an article which she feels promotes xenophobia towards Myanmar refugees, many of whom are forced to beg because they are unable to work here.


Let Hulu Selangor set the benchmark for good conduct

Posted: 23 Apr 2010 10:05 PM PDT

By-elections have a habit of bringing out the worst in individuals. It is a time when certain party members suddenly become wise and enlightened. It is a time when hypocrisy takes centre stage.


No comments: