Thursday, April 29, 2010

TV2 Bakun docu-series terminated: What they didn't want you to know

TV2 Bakun docu-series terminated: What they didn't want you to know


TV2 Bakun docu-series terminated: What they didn't want you to know

Posted: 29 Apr 2010 05:26 AM PDT

A nine-part TV2 Mandarin documentary series which was to be aired from 26 April to 7 May was forced off the air on 28 April. What didn't they want us to see? Our correspondent provides some clues. 


Call for global protection for child domestic workers

Posted: 29 Apr 2010 06:03 AM PDT

In June 2010, International Labour Organisation (ILO) members will begin formal discussions on a possible new global instrument to ensure decent work for domestic workers. Anti-Slavery International, Human Rights Watch and Save the Children have initiated the following statement in order to call upon ILO members to pay special attention to the vulnerability of child domestic workers around the world, and to adopt a binding Convention that ensures special protection for children.


Malaysia: Earn seat on UN Human Rights Council

Posted: 28 Apr 2010 06:56 AM PDT

The Malaysian government should act swiftly on commitments to improve rights to justify its candidacy for the United Nations Human Rights Council, said the New York-based Human Rights Watch.

 


'Feet kissing' during the Hulu Selangor campaign

Posted: 28 Apr 2010 06:32 AM PDT

Now that the election is over, the dust from the many visits of VIPs never seen before will settle and business will return to as previously. But not quite, says Rani Rasiah, as the BN will now be pressured to fulfil its promises and show itself to be more pro-rakyat than the PR.


Are we giving away our country?

Posted: 29 Apr 2010 08:03 AM PDT

I read with some distress, Tun Dr Mahathir's blog entry today...

How is it possible for a country to give away or surrender territory based only on the words and minds of one man,

a particularly feeble mind at that...

Pak Lah is not not intellectually robust or rigorous so he should be the last person to negotiate territorial boundaries with any country, even a friendly one like Brunei.

Do we not have any system or procedure that checks against any leader giving away territory, no matter how correct or charitable the decision may seem? we are talking about national sovereignty here...

I talked to a friend in the oil and gas industry and he said they knew about it around two weeks ago when the deals with Murphy Oil suddenly went quiet...

My disappointment with Pak Lah is beyond words...

it makes the RM4 million that PAS allegedly spent on negative publicity to bring down Pak Lah's administration  like money well spent....

I do not want to curse anyone but if there is an occasion for cursing someone, this is a good one...


Hishamuddin must now sack the IGP!

Posted: 29 Apr 2010 03:23 PM PDT

Malaysiakini's IGP: We'll pull cops off the streets if that's what you want tells everything about the puerile 'blackmailing' mentality of the Malaysian police chief.

It's utterly pathetic that an IGP would resort to childish petulant sulking nonsense. The tax-paying public don't have to take this unacceptable rubbish from this public servant. He's not entitled to do any of that. The police force is not his private property, to hold as ransom over the heads of the true employer, the Malaysian public.

For too long the Home Minister (one after another) has been negligent or cowardly for not taking firm steps against such rebellious threats from a police chief.

In 2006 the previous IGP, Mohd Bakri Omar, had threatened retaliation against AAB's agreement to establish the IPCMC.

In my 2006 post IGP worried, PM wishy-washy, PAS whoring? I wrote:

DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng
criticised the police threats of its work-to-rule and en bloc resignation consequences if the IPCMC is established:

"By threatening to allow crime to rise is utterly irresponsible and a complete surrender of the moral and legal authority of the police."

"Those who can even entertain allowing crime to rise and put property and public safety at risk as a mark of protest should either resign or be sacked for such selfish and anti-national interests attitude."

"Abdullah must act quickly to regain the initiative over his agenda of anti-corruption, transparency, accountability and good governance by ending the open police 'revolt' so as to regain control of the police force."

At that time I wrote a letter to Malaysiakini (published), that the police arrogance might yet turn into a blessing in disguise for a then increasingly unpopular PM Abdullah Badawi. I commented that it was ironical that AAB had been presented with a God-sent opportunity to redeem himself.

If he had tamed the feral Malaysian police force by immediately sacking the IGP and the top layer of police officers, he could well be another Truman or Sadat - dull 'deputies' who took over from flashy flamboyant predecessors, but who by a fate of history became world or outstanding national leaders in their own rights.

Fate indeed presented Abdullah Badawi with a golden opportunity at a crucial moment in his career. Alas, he failed to seize that momentous opportunity. Carpe diem capitulated dreadfully!

Instead AAB saw the blackmailing former IGP off with a hero's send-off and a Tan Sri award. What an utter f*up.

Now, does Hishamuddin dare to take appropriate disciplinary action against a threatening IGP? Sack him immediately!

[But people, don't hold your breath though - Hisham rather waves a keris than his ministerial authority]

UPDATE:

The Malaysian Insider IGP reminds media not to twist police statements where it was reported that the IGP said: "I am sad by what happened to the victim and his family. I am sadder that my statement had been twisted to give another meaning."

above underlining are mine

Isn't he a nice guy – he certainly has his priority correct and all in the 'right place'!

Related:
Wish IGP was Japanese!


PKR is wasting their time!

Posted: 29 Apr 2010 04:56 AM PDT

Pakatan Rakyat parliamentarian have urged the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to review the ruling government's RM3.7 billion Scorpene submarine purchase following moves by the French legal circles to probe the matter.

Stop wasting time! No way MACC will be doing such thing! But I understand that PKR must at least try to do something! I guess better than parties like MCA and their supporters who keeps quiet on such blatant corruption!

PKR call comes in wake of a visit by French legal officer Joseph Breham's who is currently in Kuala Lumpur on a two-day fact finding mission targetting the scandal.

Breham is one of the three lawyers who has filed a case with Parisian prosecutors on behalf of local human rights group Suaram on DCN's sale of the three submarines to Malaysia in 2001.

azlanA French court has opened a preliminary investigation into the matter and Breham would be advising Suaram on the next step.

The opposition parliamentarians spent an hour with Breham before having a press conference during which they noted that the French defence giant had a history for being investigated for corruption and handing out bribes to government officials.

Among the countries where such incidents are alleged to have occurred are India and Taiwan, two nations which have had arms dealings with DCN.

PKR's Batu member of Parliament Tian Chua said the French authorities' ongoing probe in the two countries suggests there could be discrepancies in the Malaysian transaction which saw the payment of RM534.8 million to local company Perimekar for supposed 'support services'.

The sum has instead been alleged to have been kickbacks for various government-linked officials from the sale of the submarine.

'Failure to investigate'

"We call upon the MACC to review and investigate thoroughly the transaction relating to the payment of these monies to Perimekar and to follow the money trail.

"MACC ought to obtain information from DCN and the French authorities so that those who are involved in bribery and corruption are made accountable and brought to justice promptly," he said.

He told Malaysiakini that during their meeting with Breham, the Pakatan parliamentarians had also discussed the workings of the French legal system.

hulu selangor 180410 tian chuaAlso present at the press conference were parliamentarians William Leong (PKR-Selayang), Dzulkefly Ahmad (PAS-Kuala Selangor) and M Manoharan (DAP-Teluk Intan).

"The MACC has not instilled confidence in the Malaysian public that it is capable of carrying out independent and professional investigation and prosecution of corrupt senior officials," said Tian Chua (right).

"The lack of a thorough and proper investigation into this matter by MACC is seen by their failure to investigate and obtain information from France and other countries.

He added the information dug out by the French after Suaram's complaint only reflected on MACC's 'lack of thoroughness.

"The MACC or its predecessor, the ACA, had conducted investigations in Hong Kong, Japan and Europe when investigating Eric Chia in the Perwaja case.

"The failure of the MACC to carry out investigations in France on the Perimekar case is therefore a glaring omission," said Tian.

Well I hope Altantunya will come back and claim her commission (with interest!) from Najib in his sleep!!!


Najib & Khairy the political twins?

Posted: 29 Apr 2010 04:34 AM PDT

I wonder whether you have noticed that there are lots of similarities between Najib Tun Razak and Khairy Jamaluddin. For a start, both of course are UMNO-ites.

Both were educated overseas in UK. Both are vey fluent in Malay and English. Both are cosmopolitan, clever, crafty (cunning if you like), convincing and charming (when they wish to be).

Both are scions of UMNO warlords (Najib had his dad and Khairy has had his f-i-l). Both are aware they have enemies within UMNO, but both have been, are and will be survivors.

Khairy has followed Najib's footsteps to be UMNO Youth Chief.

Najib has oozes of ministerial (and MB) experience, acquired since he was 21, while Khairy has some de facto ones too (while at the 4th Floor) at an early age.

Both are adept at playing the keris-waving or the 1Malaysia game. That's part of their craftiness, charm and chameleon-like survival instincts in action. Whether they're convincing enough will depend on their target audience and most certainly not on you, the already committed (or prejudiced) sceptics.

Both are now playing the centrist role.

Najib does so for obvious reasons – he wants the Indians and the Chinese back as supporters to neutralise both PAS and PKR, and he cannot afford to rely on MIC and MCA.

He isn't so much interested in winning over the DAP faithfuls which have generally existed in solid un-chippable fashion since 1969 – he knows they're virtually 'untouchable' like the PAS core supporters. It's the uncommitted Indians and Chinese that he woos.


The opportunity to demonstrate fulfilment of his promise to grant RM3 million to the Rasa Chinese primary school following the BN victory in Hulu Selangor was god-sent, a golden occasion to exude sincerity, inclusiveness and a 'changed' UMNO, a politically sweet picture enhanced immeasurably against the backdrop of a shrill bigoted Perkasa.

Khairy supports him by rejecting Perkasa's call to the UMNO government to marginalise the Chinese for their ingratitude.

The three differences between them (apart from their age) that I can think of at this stage are:

(a) their personal ambitions


(b) the demeanour of their respective spouses ;-)

(c) one is loved by Dr Mahathir (or dihutang budi because of his dad) and the other … wakakaka.


Leaders who misuse mosques not welcome in S'gor

Posted: 29 Apr 2010 03:13 AM PDT

Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Alhaj today hit out at critics over his decree against the use of mosques for political purposes and said they were not welcome in his state. It is believed that the sultan was referring to PAS spiritual leader Nik Aziz Nik Mat's claim during the Hulu Selangor by-election campaign period that the decree was 'outdated'. During his officiation speech at the Sekolah Agama Menengah Tinggi Sultan Hisammuddin in Klang, the sultan said everyone must respect rules and laws of the state. If a person does not agree with the laws of Selangor, he must avoid from coming to Selangor, he said.
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Innovation, Intellectual Property & Politics

Posted: 29 Apr 2010 03:00 AM PDT

Politicians do not know innovation or how innovation comes about. They know how to take ideas from others without permission and without giving due credit. Their love for power is so strong that they will stop at nothing to get ahead, even at the expense of their own integrity.

Innovation comes from thinking out of the box and pursuing fringe ideas until that which is not known becomes explanable and repeatable.

Innovation comes from years of devoting oneself to a way of thinking that takes out out of the mainstream and into the realm where ordinary people do not or cannot understand you - so that you can show to your own satisfaction that indeed you are different and in fact significantly different so that you may be considered unique in the world of ordinariness or to use an oft misunderstood word, mediocrity.

The tao man treasures mediocrity but the zen man thrives on nothingness.

It is the man of the world who immerses himself in a world full of modifications in order to be different, nay, delibrately creating differences where none exists in order that claims of uniqueness can be exerted.

It is therefore odd that people with no inventiveness of mind tend to enforce differences which do not exist in order that they can extract from others the fruit of their creativity and innovativeness in order just to stay alive and relevant in order to capitalise those the claims of uniqueness in the commercial market place.

But genuine uniqueness and creativity emanates from the heart and soul of people who choose not to waste their precious time engaging in trivial but slowly and carefully, dot by dot, line by line, chart out new territorities of the mind in ideas which can take the world by storm. Innovation is the product of the blood and sweat and to steal them and not giving due credit is therefore a despicable act.

Most people would not wish to hurt themselves, even if they could think, in order that they do not put themselves in situations where they could not forgive the traversity done on them and destroy their lives.

When the environment is not right for innovation, there will be no innovation. Innovation will go where the environment is conducive for ownership rights of innovation to be kept.

All efforts are innovation, not matter how small those differences may be. Someone who works is more innovative than someone who does not work. Someone who works better is more innovative than someone who works disgruntedly. Etc.

It is therefore unlikely that politicians are the right people to talk about innovation or encourage it, because they do not know what they talk about. Politicians do not talk innovatively; they merely dilute the substance of the things they say.

I would like to leave innovation to the ingenuity of private individuals, while the system gives the people the right to the fruit of their own labour.


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Posted: 29 Apr 2010 02:12 AM PDT

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TBH inquest: Coroner allows AG's intervention

Posted: 29 Apr 2010 02:12 AM PDT

The coroner for the ongoing Teog Beng Hock inquest - Azmil Muntapha Abas - has allowed the attorney-general to intervene in an application by Teoh Beng Hock's brother, Meng Kee, to cite Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Nazri Abdul Aziz for contempt, at the Shah Alam's Coroner's Court today. Video by Hafiz Yatim.
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Dr M: Perkasa helped BN bag Hulu S'gor

Posted: 29 Apr 2010 02:09 AM PDT

Former premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad today suggested that Malay rights advocate Perkasa can be credited for the swing in Malay votes for Barisan Nasional during the Hulu Selangor by-election. malaysiakini.com
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RM218 mil suit against Umno: Company fails again

Posted: 29 Apr 2010 02:00 AM PDT

The appellate court in Putrajaya has dismissed an appeal by Elegant Advisory Sdn Bhd to reinstate its RM218 million suit against Umno, for alleged non-payment of election campaign paraphernalia. Court of Appeal judge Justice Tengku Baharudin Shah Tengku Mahmud - sitting with Justice Abu Samah Nordin and Justice Sulong Matjeraie - delivered the unanimous decision. Justice Tengku Baharuddin said Kuala Lumpur High Court judge Justice Anantham Kasinater had made the right decision in striking out the case on Sept 10 last year. "Although we felt the judge had gone overboard in looking at the merits of the case at the preliminary stage, there is basis as the claim did not include material facts vital to the application," he said. Video by Hafiz Yatim
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It takethe evil UMNO TO recognise the evil dickface EZAM ,THE BEDSIDE STORY

Posted: 29 Apr 2010 02:18 AM PDT

Ezam said they went to great lengths to persuade him to change sides. When they failed, they compromised by agreeing that he remains in the opposition as long as he agreed to abandon Anwar. When they failed to also do this, he was packed off to Kamunting to start serving his two-year detention.

voices fron the street

Traitor within our mists!

Ezam, you were the culprit responsible for Roslan Kassim's and gangs returning to Umno. You were suppose to lead the pack but 'cabut' at the last minute after realising the amount offered was insufficient and without gurantee.

Senator dick face Ezam, Minister of Boxes. Menteri Kotak!

YB dickface Ezam!! Eh.. I mean Yang dick face.. I hope you can sleep soundly every night without you DIGNITY knocking at your heart. Hope you enjoy to be call YB since you are so hard-up for it…

The lure of money is too strong for those who do not have money. So UMNO uses money power to lure them back. Some have their gambling debts paid. Some have the charges against lost through weak prosecution. Some get their children admitted into universities from funds paid by UMNO. Some get back business without which they have to beg. Some get datukship. Now senatorship. This is all too much to ignore for the beggars.

Senator dickface Katak/Kotak munkin berkata – itu dulu, sekarang lain, esok tak tau lagi…Ezam used to say he had six boxes of secrets about Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamd in his safekeeping and that one day he would reveal all these secrets.

YB MFKR dick face, THESE BOXES WILL BE BURIAL BOXES COME NEXT GE. ERRR…. SO,

THE SIX BOXES ON THE OLD HAG'S SKELETONS HAS BEEN CONVERTED TO SOLID

HARD CASH ALREADY? HOW MUCH AH?

I am hoping and praying very hard that all Malaysians,whether Malays, Chinese, Indians, Orang Asli, Kadazans, Dayaks, Melanaus DLL , will be woken up to all the tricks and dirty backstabbing antics of unethical politicians before GE13. Please reject all unethical politicians whether they be from PR or BN. We want a clean gomen. Is that so hard to do?

Raja Petra Kamarudin

The ex-PKR Youth Leader, Ezam Mohd Nor, has been going round the country giving ceramahs during the many by-elections. At these ceramahs, he whacked Anwar Ibrahim and claimed that he knows all sorts of secrets about Anwar.

Ezam used to say he had six boxes of secrets about Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamd in his safekeeping and that one day he would reveal all these secrets.

That was more than ten years ago and until today we have not seen a single piece of paper from those six boxes.

Yesterday, it was announced that Ezam is now a Senator. This is probably his reward for all the Anwar-bashing that he had done.

Of late, what Ezam has been saying contradicts what he said back in the days before he left PKR to join Umno. Maybe you can read what he said on 27 June 2003 (below) and compare what he said then to what he is saying today.

Maybe Ezam thought Malaysians have short memories.

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Palanivel, Ezam and two others to be made Senators

MIC deputy president Datuk G. Palanivel is among four people who will be made Senators.

The others are former PKR youth chief Ezam Mohd Nor, Rahim and Co executive chairman Datuk Abdul Rahim Abdul Rahman and Pagoh Wanita Umno chief Noriah Mahat.

They will take their oath at the Dewan Negara before Senate president Tan Sri Abu Zahar Ujang on Monday. –The Star, 28 April 2010

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Umno tried to buy Ezam over

The National Justice Party Youth Leader, Ezam Mohd Nor, has admitted that Umno sent him feelers while he was in prison.

Speaking to a crowd of about 500 supporters at the home of party President, Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, Ezam said, first they separated him from the rest of the Reformasi Six so that they could get him alone. Once he was isolated from the rest, they worked on him to try to woo him over.

Ezam said he was quite surprised at the speed his Official Secrets Act (OSA) trial developed. Ezam was then already under Internal Security Act (ISA) detention in the Kamunting Detention Camp together with Saari Sungib, Tian Chua, Dr Badrulamin Bahron, Lokman Noor Adam and Hishamuddin Rais.

Once the conviction was secured, Ezam was immediately transferred to the Kajang Prison to start serving his two-year jail sentence, the first time in the 43-year history of the ISA that a detainee had to simultaneously serve both an ISA detention and a jail term.

Then Ezam realised why they had hurriedly separated him from the rest for, once he was isolated, Umno made its move to try to woo him over.

Ezam said he received all sorts of approaches from Umno asking him to switch camps and abandon his "struggle to free Anwar Ibrahim from jail".

In fact, said Ezam, his entire initial 60-day detention under the ISA, before he was sent to Kamunting, was centred on Anwar Ibrahim and not once was he interrogated about his alleged "crimes".

Ezam and nine other party leaders and Reformasi activists were detained in April 2001 for allegedly being a threat to national security. According to the official statement released by the government, they had conspired to topple the government through violent and militant means and were involved in a plot to bring in bombs, guns, grenade launchers and Molotov Cocktails.

However, the entire 60 days interrogation was on party matters and the police tried to convince Ezam to abandon his struggle and rejoin Umno. After failing to woo him over, the police finally tried to persuade Ezam to just abandon Anwar Ibrahim.

Ezam said, the police told him he could remain in the National Justice Party and continue to oppose the government. However, he must not mention Anwar's name in any of his speeches. In short, Ezam may continue his opposition party activities but these should not include the struggle to free Anwar.

Ezam also said they tried to convince him that Anwar was in fact guilty of all the sexual crimes he was alleged to have committed and that the police had all the evidence to support these charges.

"Until the last day of my 60-day detention the police never once produced this evidence," said Ezam.

"When I asked them on the last day of my detention, the day before I was transferred to Kamunting, where this so-called evidence was, they replied that it was of no use showing me this evidence as I would not believe it anyway."

Ezam said they went to great lengths to persuade him to change sides. When they failed, they compromised by agreeing that he remains in the opposition as long as he agreed to abandon Anwar. When they failed to also do this, he was packed off to Kamunting to start serving his two-year detention.

Ezam said rumours are rife that he is in the midst of making a deal with Umno. "Why should I do this now?" asked Ezam.

"If I want to this, why do this now? I should have done it at the early stages of my detention. Why should I suffer the two year detention and the OSA conviction where I have already served 10 months of my 16-month jail term?"

Ezam said he took a great risk by applying for bail.

"I have already served 10 months of my conviction," explained Ezam.

"No doubt I was sentenced to two years jail. However, after a one-third remission, I only need to serve 16 months of this sentence."

"My lawyers were surprised when I told them I would like to apply for bail. They cautioned me that if I fail in my appeal, the ten months I have already served would not be taken into consideration and I would have to start serving the 16 months jail sentence all over again."

"I would therefore lose these 10 months. But, as a politician, this is the risk I have to take," Ezam said to the crowd that broke out into thunderous applause.

Ezam then revealed that his release and that of the other five was due to a power struggle within Umno.

"It is because of the serious power struggle within Umno that I and my five comrades were released."

"One group in Umno was opposed to our release. However, there was another group that wanted us released."

It is said that Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad was the one behind their release while the Abdullah Ahmad Badawi camp tried to block their release.

These next four months are very critical to Umno as Dr Mahathir would be leaving office in October with Abdullah supposed to take over. The last thing Abdullah wants is the Reformasi Six back in circulation where they could do much damage to Umno that is yet to settle the succession issue.

Talk amongst the Umno circles is that Dr Mahathir wants the Reformasi Six to "stir the pot" to put pressure on the party. It is hoped that this may then be too much for Abdullah to handle and there would be serious doubts raised as to whether he would be able to take over from Dr Mahathir.

For all intents and purposes, say the sources within Umno, the Reformasi Six were released so that they could become the bogeymen. Umno would then question whether Abdullah is strong enough to fend off the opposition onslaught or should Dr Mahathir stay on to save Umno.

Whatever theories one may subscribe to, the immediate and unconditional release of the Reformasi Six took everyone by surprise, the Reformasi Six included. No doubt, there was much pressure from the International community, foreign governments and Malaysia's Human Rights Commission to release them. In fact, even the Kamunting Review Board and the Federal Court ruled that their detentions are illegal, mala fide and violated the constitution. However, it cannot be discounted that Umno's internal affairs also had a bearing on their release.

"We were not only surprised that we were released, but more surprised that our release was unconditional," said Ezam. "This is the first time in the history of the ISA that detainees have been released without conditions attached." – Free Anwar Campaign, 27 June 2003

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Tragic case of the shooting to death of Arwah Aminul Rasyid

Posted: 29 Apr 2010 09:29 AM PDT


















First and foremost, please join me in saying a prayer for Aminul Rashid Amzah, the 15 year old teenager who died after being involved in a hit and run traffic accident in the wee hours of the night on Monday, the 26th of April, 2010 recently in Shah Alam, Selangor.

Al Fatihah!


Okay, by now, most of us have come to learn about the tragic manner by which Aminul Rashid met his death not that far from his home by following the various newspaper reports.

The alternative media, especially those who love to publish news and views badmouthing the Royal Malaysian Police have had a field day in lambasting the nation's major law enforcement agency and labeled them as trigger happy murderous cops with nothing better to do?

It's sickening to see the way things almost always get blown to humongous proportions especially when it involves the men in blue.

Never mind that they are often exposed to various dangers out there putting their own lives in danger and not being appreciated by a growing number of ingrates amongst the country's faultfinding citizens or as I would categorize them as the 'bad news browns' or whatever they choose to identify themselves as?

The teenager died after the encounter with the anti crime police who would surely have had no clue as to who was behind the wheel of the speeding car which had just grazed another car, knocked into a chasing motorcyclist and ignoring the flashing siren of the policemen in chase?

The time was 2.00 am. Would the police fire upon the speeding car if they had known it to be driven by a teenager out for an illegal drive with his friend?

Surely, they wouldn't have resorted to such lethal actions!

If you or me were in the place of those policemen and saw all that had transpired and saw the car involved in the grazing and then knocking down of the motorcyclist, speeding off despite the patrol car switching on its sirens and chasing it, still see that the suspect's car isn't slowing down, what would be our assumptions?

Visualize the scenario! A car speeding away after the initial grazing of a luxury vehicle or any other vehicle for the matter and then still being driven away after knocking down a chasing motorcyclist, what would you think if you were the chasing police patrolmen conclude as to the intent of the speeding car's driver?

Surely all the training the patrolmen have received would make them conclude that the speeding driver is a criminal suspect and they have to do their duty in catching the speeding suspect?

I am not saying that the ones who shot out the tyres of the car inadvertently killing the driver of the car in the process are totally blame free but if we are to be just in our assessment of this tragedy, to please try and look at it from both sides to be fair.

It's tragic and unfortunate for Aminul Rashid Amzah to die like this but it has happened and I am sure that the patrolmen involved in this case are just as affected very terribly and sorry as we all are.

Death by misadventure?

The patrolmen were just doing their duty as they are trained to do. Give chase after a suspected hit and run speeding vehicle.

They do not have super penetrating night vision to be able to figure out the identity of a speeding suspect in the wee hours of the night, do they?

At 2.00am in the dark night, how were they expected to be able to know that the driver of the speeding car was an unlicensed teenager who had taken his sister's car without her permission or knowledge just to go watch football at the local mamak's bistro?

Aminul Rashid Amzah is no more. Best that the Malaysian Government can to do is to clear his name and compensate the family.

The policemen can't be totally blamed for carrying out what is their duty ~ to arrest or take out any criminals at large in our society.

To expect them to just be idle bystanders when that accident had happened is just wishful thinking for if we had such inactive cops out on patrol in our nation, we might just as well order the police to work a 9 to 5 job schedule and get all the faultfinding bad news browns to volunteer taking care of our country from the evening onwards?


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National crime rate lower than Britain's

Posted: 28 Apr 2010 11:15 PM PDT

Despite what seems to be the contrary, Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein and Minister in the the PM's department, Idris Jala, claim that the crime rate is not as alarming as it would seem. Jala says that the country's crime ratio of 750 cases per 100000 population is lower than countries like Britain which has 7500 cases. Video by Hazlan Zakaria.
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Ezam... a Senator?

Posted: 28 Apr 2010 11:51 PM PDT

Ezam Mohd Noor, the Senator?

I dont know whether we are making the right choice now but I think he should be given another few years. After being with Anwar for so long and once one of his strongest aides, he eventually re-joined Umno more than year ago when Pak Lah was the Prime Minister.

No, I am not questioning Datuk Seri Najib rights in making the selection nor am I talking for those who share similar thought.

I just think this guy should be given more time. After all, he is just an ordinary Umno member. The only thing that differs him from the rest of Umno 'ordinary' member is, he used to serve Anwar and a lot of people know him. Contribution to the party is average as there are still many Umno members who have dedicated their live to the party.

His appearances in some BN or Umno 'ceramah' during by-elections were mostly slotted to hammer Anwar. After a few 'ceramah', people were blase with his '6 boxes of evidence'. I covered most of the by-elections where he was invited as a guest speaker. Didnt you list listen to the what the rakyat said?

We make decision from time to time but when we think we are making the right ones, some of it are actually not wise as it backfires easily.

No further comment. Just wishing him.... congratulation for the easy passage!


Najib fulfills pledge to HS Chinese

Posted: 28 Apr 2010 10:16 PM PDT

Barely has the smell of the sweat from the armpits of election workers completely dissipated into the Hulu Selangor air that Prime Minister Najib Razak has fulfilled his promise of RM3 million to the SRJK (C) Rasa. The allocation he said is a sincere gesture to the Chinese community. Video by Hazlan Zakaria
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“Goldman Sachs executives are babbling cretins”

Posted: 28 Apr 2010 10:31 PM PDT

At last, the bubble that Goldman Sachs executives are the smartest financiers on Wall Street is popped.

And what's left of a name that once used to evoke awe and reverence at its mere mention? It's now rightfully exposed as a heap of dung and it stinks. Ah, haven't you heard, all that glitters is not gold – and it sucks!

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