Saturday, December 11, 2010

Is Haris Ibrahim Playing for the Other Side Now?

Is Haris Ibrahim Playing for the Other Side Now?


Is Haris Ibrahim Playing for the Other Side Now?

Posted: 11 Dec 2010 11:26 AM PST

He started out attacking Anwar Ibrahim because Anwar refuse to appoint Jeffery Kittigan as Sabah PKR Head. This is in spite of the well known fact that Jeffery is a very problematic character in Sabah PKR. He is very bitter when Anwar rejects Jeffery Kittigan. He ran articles after article bad-mouthing and slandering Anwar Ibrahim for not accepting his candidate of choice.

Then, he was the first to come to Jenapala's defence when Jenapala was refused permission to contest in the PKR elections. Harris came out in public accusing the PKR (namely the current PKR Secretary General as being a forger of letter).

He also carried the statement of Salehuddin Hashim in full in his blog. Salehuddin is an estadblished betrayer or the PKR and the stuggle for reform. At the same time, he refuse to carry Saifuddin's statement on the same subject. (So much for being a responsible blogger and media man).

Haris went to town defending Jenapala and accusing PKR of forging the letter. Yet, Saifuddin have been CONSISTENT in his story with regards to the sacking of Jenapala. Even Haris himself reports in his blog:

What was the date of the letter and who signed it, I asked.
Saifudin confirmed that the letter was issued in February, 2009 and signed by the then Sec-Gen, Sallehuddin Hashim.

I drew Saifudin's attention to Jenapala's contention that he has never been served with a show cause notice. How?

Saifudin explained that he was not the Sec-Gen at the material time and that he cannot fully recall what happened then, but pointed out that some offences by party members may be of sufficient severity that a decision to summarily dismiss, without an inquiry process, may be taken. This might be the case with Jenapala. He would have to check to verify if this was the case.
The same line is repeated by Saifuddin back in September 2010 and it's repeated until today. Saifuddin had not changed any of his story and has been consistent throughout since.

I mean, at that point in time, Saifuddin had in his hands newspaper clippings of Jenapala forming a new party, the minutes that allows the SU to sack Jenapala if he was found to have formed a new party and testimonies from various sources attesting to Jenapala's betrayal of the party.

Saifuddin DID NOT NEED to forge a sacking letter. He can write one himself. BUT, Saifuddin found the letter of sacking in the stack of files that he looked into. And he used that instead. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that.

BUT NO. Haris prefers to listen to Salehuddin Hashim. He takes Salehuddin's words as bible and rejects Saifuddin's explanation altogether. He considers Salehuddin's statement as the ultimate truth despite the fact that Saifuddin open declaration of his willingness for the PDRM to conduct investigation on the forgery accusation.

Haris relied on the words of Johnson Chong, who he claims as one of the few good men left in PKR. Yet, in all of Johson's statement, never did he managed to prove beyond reasonable doubt that forgery had taken place. Just because Johnson Chong has never seen the letter before doesn't make the letter unauthentic.

My source inside PKR tells me that Salehuddin had been guilty of not sending out letters despite clear decisions made by the party. Letters which he was supposed to have sent out were written and signed but never sent out.

That's how Saifuddin found the letter in the stack of files left behind by Salehuddin. The letter is authentic and so far there is no evidence attesting to it's forgery accept the words of a known traitor name Salehuddin Hashim (and someone name Johnson Chong who claims he had never seen the letter, like that's going to amount to anything).

And, after the betrayal of Salehuddin which may have led to the BN regaining their 2/3 majority, what sick and twisted mind would accept Salehuddin's words as the absolute truth. Anyone can come up with an affidavit my dear Haris Ibrahim. Even liars can issue affidavits.

The lies against Anwar Ibrahim in 1998 were all contained in affidavits. Yet they are all false and fabrications. So, Salehuddin's affidavit may well be just another lie. I mean, the guy is a traitor. How can we take the word of a traitor. He turned his back on the cause that he once believed in. That speaks volumes of the man.

In short, Haris has been found to be defending characters like Jenapala, Salehuddin, Jeffery Kittigan, Zaid Ibrahim etc all of whom have either betrayed the party openly or troublesome people that has been rejected by members of PKR.

In my book, that makes Haris a prime candidate for another turncoat. I mean, turncoats are well taken care of by BN, you know.

His idea of putting up candidates in seats contested by PKR will ONLY BENEFIT UMNO/BN DIRECTLY. His so call MCLM is formed after all his lackey failed to make an impact in the PKR elections.

People like Johnson Chong is said to be short-listed as one of their candidates. It's no wonder that the little twat came out in the open supporting the affidavit of Salehuddin Hashim without any qualms. For all you know, Salehuddin Hashim is part of the MCLM setup.

So, either way, what Haris is doing right now is nothing more than service to UMNO and Barisan Nasional. He might as well claim all his expenses to UMNO because UMNO is the prime beneficiary of MLCM.

My advice. Stop condeming the BN and adopt your real identity Haris: A BN STOOGE.

Tulang Besi
And here is the rest of it.


蔡細歷:勝算最重要 馬華候選人不分派系

Posted: 11 Dec 2010 08:58 AM PST

(金馬崙11日訊)馬華總會長拿督斯里蔡細歷強調,在遴選候選人方面,馬華是不分派系和沒有性別歧視,只要他或她可以中選就可以上陣,包括尋求蟬聯的在位議員,馬華推荐的最重要是勝算高的候選人。

他也說,馬華未決定是否延后黨選,目前也未鑑定候選人。

他說,或許有人向外宣布,指已見了總會長、署理總會長及副總會長,並且得到高層領袖的祝福。

但蔡氏澄清,馬華至今仍未圈定上陣大選最后人選,當事人祇是在自吹自擂,自己確認身分而已。

做好準備迎戰大選

蔡細歷今天在金馬崙高原,為馬華彭亨州領袖腦力激勵營主持閉幕禮,續與馬華領袖舉行閉門會議后,向記者發表談話。

他說,馬華內部有訂下鑑定候選人機制和方針,但不會向外公布,唯馬華也不是首次面對大選。

他認為,巫統決定延至18個月后才黨選,是巫統決定,與馬華無關。唯他在此刻亦不能代表馬華作出任何決定。

"馬華各區會必須做好準備,迎戰大選。若整天在猜測大選,祇是浪費時間。"

蔡細歷說,2天的馬華領袖腦力激勵營,主要討論如何確保黨團結與穩定,提高黨員鬥志和士氣。馬華接下來會展開選戰工作,值得欣慰的是彭亨、柔佛以及森美蘭的馬華黨員都能團結一致。

《中國報》11-12-2010


conspiracy as a plot to corner Malaysia on both domestic and foreign policy, …

Posted: 11 Dec 2010 07:58 AM PST

conspiracy as a plot to corner Malaysia on both domestic and foreign policy,

They're sneaky. They lie. They're evil. They think everyone else is an animal and therefore without souls. They're the most despicable people on the planet to say the least. These evil doers are behind Hollywood, the porn industry, race mixing,the homosexual agenda …. you name it … and they're the ones orchestrating it.

 

The four-term Reid won his toughest Senate re-election bid in 1998 by again in Nevada where nearly 200000 people are out of work. …. "We have a Congress that has voided the will of the people. Our country is headed toward disaster." I prefer to call it the international Zionist conspiracy. …READMORE U.S. SENATE – Voter Guide – ReviewJournal.com
Zionist societies have a motto
" WE HAVE NO PERMANENT FRIENDS OR ENEMIES,
ONLY PERMANENT INTERESTS"
Typical Zionist screeching of irrelevancies in the hope that a serious Palestine will be free from the cluches of the foreign occupier. …. The very definition of democracy is "rule by the people. READMORE The Slow Death of Palestinian Democracy – By Mustafa Barghouthi The write up seems churlish. Instead focus on atrocities of these zionist murderers in countries like Afghanistan, Iraq.

What if a Sadhvi gets a visa or not. What if Modi has friends or foes.

Let us not loose our focus on Muslim uplift.

 

It is impossible for the Opposition to take over Barisan Nasional's role in leading the country as the parties do not have a common ideology, says Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak

"Their political beliefs clash with one another showing their partnership to e a loose one," Najib said at a Deepavali lunch gathering hosted by the Pekan MIC division on Saturday.

Najib said that Barisan Nasional had a proven track record of keeping its promises while opposition parties just made empty pledges.

"From the days of the Alliance until the Barisan leadership, we have proved that we keep to our promises. Barisan brought the nation independence and we will be the one to steer the nation to be a highly-developed one," he said.

He also warned the people against taking any risk on the matters as a wrong choice could cause "calamity."

"We cannot afford to forsake our future. If Barisan cannot win, no others can win," said Najib.READMORE



We Muslims are always late to understand the reality.Even if we have come to know the reality, we hesitate to act in the right direction.We Muslims must realise the fact that all our enemies are working in tandem.They are co-operating each other in every matter which is going to harm Islam.We never underestimate them becauce they have all resources to achieve their goals.They have strong leadership.They have all kinds of media networks.They have all types of sophisticated weaponry.They are least concerned about justice and humanity on their way to achieve their goal.

Also the American army is part of the American people. …. Fundamentalist Christian-Zionist Conspiracy by Dr. M. Amir Ali, …. The election of Jimmy Carter; a Southern Baptist Sunday school teacher; to the presidency in 1976 …. and Senate Foreign Relations head, Jesse Helms, all closely tied to the support of …READMOREChristian Zionism, Premillennialism, Dispensationalism, Terrorism

We Muslims are always late to understand the reality.Even if we have come to know the reality, we hesitate to act in the right direction.We Muslims must realise the fact that all our enemies are working in tandem.They are co-operating each other in every matter which is going to harm Islam.We never underestimate them becauce they have all resources to achieve their goals.They have strong leadership.They have all kinds of media networks.They have all types of sophisticated weaponry.They are least concerned about justice and humanity on their way to achieve their goal.

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DAY OF INFAMY 2001

Prominent Arabs
blame 9-11 on Jews


Middle East media filled with talk of 'Zionist conspiracy'

 




High-ranking public officials and prominent columnists in the Middle East are promoting a claim that Jews perpetrated the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on New York City and the Pentagon, according to Arab media sources translated byMEMRI, the Middle East Media Research Institute.

Many columnists in the Arab press maintain that no Arab was responsible for the attacks. Palestinian columnist Khalil Al-Sawahri insisted in the Palestinian Authority-sponsored daily Al-Ayyam that a letter left by a hijacker was forged.

"Its disseminators are the circles of Orientalists who are making efforts to tarnish the image of the Arab Muslim," he wrote.

While many in the Middle East speculate the culprit could be the U.S. itself, the most popular view among Arab media reviewed by MEMRI is that Israel, world Zionism, the Mossad, or, simply, the Jews carried out the attacks.

Syrian foreign minister Mustafa Tlass has claimed that the Mossad planned the ramming of two hijacked airliners into the World Trade Center towers as part of a Jewish conspiracy.

Rakan Al-Majali, a columnist for the Jordanian government daily Al-Dustour, wrote: "It is obvious that Israel is the one to gain greatly from this bloody, loathsome and terrible terror operation, and it seeks to gain further by accusing the Arabs andMuslims of carrying it out."

In Iran, Parliament Chairman Mahdi Karrubi wondered whether "Zionists in Israel plotted the terror operation in order to blacken the faces of the Muslims."

'Jews were warned to stay home'

The claim that Jewish employees were warned not to come to work at the WTC on Sept. 11 was quickly accepted by the Arab media as incontrovertible fact, according to MEMRI.

Syrian ambassador to Tehran Turky Muhammad Saqr said at a conference held at the Iranian Foreign Ministry: "Syria has documented proof of the Zionist regime's involvement in the September 11 terror attacks on the U.S." and that "4,000 Jews employed at the WTC did not show up for work before the attack clearly attests to Zionist involvement in these attacks."

The Iranian daily Kayhan also referred to this "fact": "It is known that 4,000 Jews worked at the WTC in New York and that these people did not come to work that day."

In an editorial, the Saudi Arabian government daily 'Ukkaz said "six Israelis suspected of involvement in New York and Washington were arrested in the U.S., to be later released. This confirms our strong suspicions about the involvement of Israel's Mossad in the ugly crime."

The Egyptian opposition weekly Al-'Usbu' published that as a scoop, building it up somewhat and giving it the title, "True Perpetrators of the September 11 Attacks Arrested – Zionists with Maps of the WTC, the Pentagon, and the White House and Large Quantities of Anthrax."

Ambassador Saqr viewed Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's unexpected postponement of his visit to the U.S. as "additional proof linking the Zionists with this tragedy."

Syrian columnist Mu'taz Al-Khatib gave another example in Al-Hayat: "Barak's presence in the BBC's head office minutes after the explosion, at a meeting set in advance, to speak for 30 minutes of the danger of terrorism and chastise the 'rogue states,' particularly the Arab" was, he said, further proof of Israel's involvement.

Some speculated on how Israel carried out the attack.

Orkhan Muhammad Ali wrote in Saut Al-Haqq Wa-Al-Hurriyya, the mouthpiece for the Islamic Movement in Israel, that the planes had not been hijacked – rather, they had been directed by remote control using a system developed by a Jewish-owned company.

'Zionists control media'

Many claimed Jewish involvement in the events of September 11 was never reported because the Jews control the American media.

Egypt's Sheikh Muhammad Gamei'a, formerly both Al-Azhar University's representative in the U.S. and imam of the Islamic Cultural Center and Mosque of New York City, claims that a group of people attacked his home in the U.S. because of their anger toward Muslims. "(But) during my conversations with this group, it became clear to me that they knew very well that the Jews were behind these ugly acts, while we, the Arabs, were innocent," he said. "None had the courage to say this in public," Gamei'a claimed. "They said: 'You know very well that the Zionists control everything … .'"

A comprehensive article in Egypt's Al Ahram by Ahmad Abu Zayid, titled "The Jews Are Behind the Explosions in America," submitted 14 "pieces of evidence" that Israel and the Mossad were involved in the Sept. 11 attacks.

It asserted many claims published in other media, including a stock sell-off by Jews two days before the event and that "no Jew was hurt in the incident."

Zayid wrote that federal investigators "arrested a group of Jews who set up videocameras on the roof of one of the Israeli companies across from the WTC a little while before the incident, in order to film the moment of the explosions. This proves that Zionist elements knew what was about to happen."

"The Mossad is the only one that could have breached American security," Zayid wrote. "Only the Zionists get the trust of the Americans, enabling them to carry out such an operation without accusations being leveled at them."

Egypt's Sheikh Gamei'a hinted at the punishment Jews should receive for their deeds: annihilation as attempted by Adolf Hitler.

"I told the American officials that the American people cannot, at this critical stage, know the real enemy who struck at its heart if it does not awaken from its slumber and stop blaming the Arabs and the Muslims," Gamei'a said in an interview published on Al-Azhar University's unofficial website.

"Immediately after the event," he continued, "some 30 percent of the American people awakened (and realized) that they were the victims of deception on the part of the Jews, who presented the Arabs and the Muslims to them as a nation of barbarians and blood-shedders. It became clear to the American people that hidden hands were at play in their land. I heard from many Americans who visited me at the Islamic Center that they had been misled by the Jews and thus had come to express their support for the Arabs and Muslims. They said openly, We were deceived. …

"If this (deceit) were to be known to the American people, they would do to the Jews what Hitler did to them."

 



Sebab Musabab Anwar Tolak Jeffery Kittigan

Posted: 11 Dec 2010 08:12 AM PST

Jeffery Kittigan inilah punca kekecohan dalam pemilihan PKR baru2 ini. Tidak hairanlah Zaid Ibrahim sendiri bersatu dengan Jeffery dalam pemilihan baru2 ini.

Namun, kekuatan Jeffery tidak mampu memenangkan Zaid di SAbah. Rupanya Zaid telah mengharap buah yang tidak jatuh. Jeffery tidaklah sepopular yang disangka Zaid. Maka, Jeffery gagal membantu Zaid memenangi kerusi Timbalan Presiden PKR.

Bagi saya, mengapalah Zaid hendak bertanding Timbalan Presiden? Beliau masih baru dalam parti, apa salahnya bertanding Naib dulu?? Saya rasa itulah faktor utama penolakan ahli PKR terhadap beliau. Beliau ni terlampau laju sangat mahukan jawatan dan pangkat. Mungkin niat beliau benar, tapi politik dimenangi oleh persepsi bukan niat.

Ikutilah laporan Freemalaysiatoday di bawah:

>"Jeffrey porak poranda parti" – Andipai
Fri, Dec 10, 2010
Dalam Negeri
KOTA KINABALU: Bekas calon PKR Parlimen Pensiangan dalam pilihan raya umum (PRU) 2008, Danny Andipai mencadangkan supaya bekas Naib Presiden Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan dipecat kerana didakwa melancar agenda bagi memporak-poranda parti itu di Sabah.

Katanya, sepanjang menjadi naib presiden, Jeffrey tidak pernah berusaha untuk memperkasa parti tetapi sebaliknya merancang strategi untuk memecah belah perpaduan PKR Sabah sehingga parti gagal menang sebarang kerusi pada PRU 2008.


"Kehadiran Jeffrey dalam PKR selama ini hanya bersifat pengacau atau gunting dalam lipatan kerana sejarah politiknya membuktikan, sokongannya membawa rebah. Semua parti yang disertainya porak poranda.

"Dia masuk PBS, PBS tumbang kepada BN. Dia sertai AKAR, parti itu terpaksa dibubar. Dia sertai PBRS, berlaku krisis perlembagaan.

Dia masuk PKR, PKR hampir hancur. Sebelum PKR hancur, pucuk pimpinan wajar pecat Jeffrey," ujarnya.

Kata Andipai, Jeffrey menjadi dalang utama kepada Geng 12 'Trojan Horse' yang digantung keahlian selama setahun kerana menaja Parti Cinta Sabah.

Menurutnya, beliau sedia mendedahkan bukti pengkhianatan Jeffrey kepada pucuk pimpinan parti jika PKR memecat Jeffrey.

Ketua Penerangan PKR cabang Batu Sapi, Addin Ismail turut mencadangkan agar Jeffrey dipecat terus dan disenarai hitam oleh PKR atau menghalang dari menyertai mana-mana parti Pakatan Rakyat kerana ibarat "memelihara ular tedung di dalam rumah."

Katanya, pemilihan jawatan ketua perhubungan PKR Sabah akan dipantau oleh Naib Presiden, Tian Chua.



Is defence spending justified?

Posted: 11 Dec 2010 05:12 AM PST

Malaysiakini - No parliamentary oversight on runaway defence spending.

In the above news article, Kua Kia Soong, the Suaram director and academician who wrote
'Questioning Arms Spending in Malaysia', described the arms race in the region as both wasteful and futile.


According to him, many Asean countries, but particularly Malaysia, has been on an arms race since the end of Cold War.

"Since the early 1990s, the Asean countries have been the only region in the world where defence spending has increased by more than 10 percent since the end of Cold War," he said at a forum entitled 'Towards an Alternative Defence Policy and a Culture of Peace' which was held in conjunction with the book launch.

Kua also said: RM1 billion worth of arms is equivalent to building at least 100 hospitals or 1,000 new schools or 10,000 new houses.

Do you know that since Independence in 1957 – after more than 50 years - there has not been a single new Chinese or Tamil primary school built? In fact we had more Chinese and Tamil primary schools then (1,350 and 880 respectively) compared to the present (1,285 and 550 schools respectively). And the population at Independence was only half what it is today.

But in one weekend alone in April 2010, the government could justify spending RM10 billion on arms at the Kuala Lumpur Defence Fair. With that money, we could have built 1,000 hospitals or 10,000 schools or 100,000 houses!

I find it very difficult to assess his article as a whole because there are several separate issues mixed up together, for example, Kua talked about:

(1) RM1 billion worth of arms is equivalent to building at least 100 hospitals or 1,000 new schools or 10,000 new houses. Chinese and Tamil schools have reduced in numbers while the population has doubled.

In this, I totally agree with him on both, what RM1 billion can do, and the marginalization of vernacular schools. But let's not mix defence spending up with civil infrastructure or the BN government's neglect of vernacular education, though I appreciate of course Kua was trying to higlight the 'waste' of the former. It should be a separate subject. In an ideal world our billions we allocate for defence should be used instead for building schools and hospitals. But unfortunately we live in a violent, selfish and greedy world.

(2) Corruption involved in defence spending – see separate MKINI article Defence Ministry goes on a spending spree. There have been and will be various forms of corruption, from:

(a) humongous 'commission' (for no or little work done, a la the Selangor hospital project),

(b) large sums for substandard products - manufacturer merely passes on 'commission' sums {see paragraph (a) above} by either substracting same from the cost for the products which means it gives us a cheaper and thus inferior product to what we pay for, or adding same to the cost of the product which means we pay a far higher price than we should for the product - eg. RM700 million extra for the submarines.

(c) directorship of military-industrial complexes for retired generals and senior civil servants or retired politicians who kowtim (okay-ed) the choice and purchases, to

(d) ownership of agencies supplying spares for purchased aircraft or ships or vehicles - one of the most guaranteed and lucrative contracts, etc.

Again, I totally agree with Dr Kua. This explains why our defence budget is way too bloody high and why at the same time we usually received substandard products for it.

Thus I support the musing of Subang MP R Sivarasa who lamented the absence of a parliamentary standing committee to oversight the considerable military spending.

He said: "Among the many dysfunctional institutions in Malaysia, one of them is the Parliament. Yes, we are supposed to debate the defence expenditure, but the government can always bulldoze it through."

(3) However, I believe Kua has been incorrect to
describe Malaysia's armed purchases as a futile arms race by comparing it to the gargantuan defence expenditures of China, S Korea, Japan and India. He stated that each of their respective aircraft procurement budgets would dwarf that of all of Southeast Asia combined.

He cried: "Given the disparity in defence budgets, Asean countries cannot be said to engage in an arms race against regional powers like India or China. It would not be a race."

No, Asean countries aren't competing with the biggies. Kua has been wrong in this respect, to imagine Malaysia is competing with, for example, China or India. Those are major if not super powers, giant sharks like the USA.

In fact they are less dangerous than the USA. The USA has eleven nuclear-powered aircraft carriers with several complementary amphibious fleets and a capacity to wage wars at the international level in two separate theatres, and thus the only major power in the world to have an invasive force, by amphibious or air or combined operations, backed by a monstrous worldwide logistic capability.

We aren't worried about the biggies. If the unthinkable happens, and say, the USA invades us, we retreat to the jungles and hills and copycat the Vietnamese. The Yanks won't like that. The Chinese or Indians don't have a US-like invasion capability nor secure logistic lines to sustain any invasion of Malaysia, assuming they would even try that in the first place.

Malaysia is a mere ikan bilis military power, but an ikan bilis has its natural predators.

Who then are our threats. For a start, let's leave out Singapore as a potential enemy which seems to unduly worry many Malaysians, especially Malays. Singapore would be nuts to invade Malaysia, because it'll at the same time destroy all it has built up for itself, as a First World economy and international financial and shipping centre. It is as dependent on Malaysia as we're on it.

Singapore merely postures its military might as a deterrent, telling its neighbours not to threaten it as it has a heavy bite. Naturally vis-a-vis Malaysia, it doesn't want its water supply curtailed, nor will it tolerate its vital sea lanes being threatened. In the latter, it has allied itself with the USA to ensure (okay, let's be blunt and call a spade a spade) Indonesia behaves itself.

We can also dismiss Thailand or Vietnam as potential and immediate threats. The communication and logistic lines are far too daunting for any ambitious Thai or Viet Napoleon. Besides Thailand has its own humongous internal problems to address, and I cannot see a war weary Vietnam trying to rebuild its country and economy back to normal out for mischievous and expensive adventure.

Now, I am not sure whether Kua is plain naïve or just from the looney far left who only wants to build schools, universities, hospitals and aged homes, when he stated: ... although the last war against the Indonesian 'Confrontation' was over more than 40 years ago, the government has continued to make available ample funds for the defence minister to purchase state-of-the-art defence equipment.

Defence planning is always about the future. Malaysia cannot wait until a new Konfrontasi occurs before we rush off to buy weapons. If we do that, then we certainly will need all the hospitals Kua wants the defence budget to go to. Lots of war cemeteries will be necessary too.

Malaysia is a littoral state with one of the longest coastline in the world, around the Peninsula and that in the east, from Tanjung Datu in the extreme west of Sarawak running all the way to Tawau in Sabah. We also have the most porous borders with Indonesia and Philippines.

In recent times, we have significantly serious disagreements with Indonesia over some islands and their potential for fossil fuel deposits. Illegal migrants slipping through the Sarawak/Sabah borders with Philippines and especially Indonesia can only get worse, if the illegal migrants were not economic migrants but instead trained and armed troops in mufti.

We badly need more patrol boats for both the Straits of Malacca and the north and eastern parts of Sabah, and surveillance along the Sarawak/Sabah borders with both Indonesia and Philippines. Essentially, we require helicopters, patrol boats, surveillance aircraft (both manned and drones), troops trained for jungle warfare, first class communication, logistics and good intelligence.


Alas, we cannot do without fighter aircraft for protection of our ground and sea operations. Land and sea forces will be highly vulnerable without air superiority. So we are talking about an arms race between ourselves and Indonesia or Philippines.

I think Philippines would have lots of problems in trying to better us (financial problems and its own preoccupation with the southern Muslim insurgencies) so our main threat, much as the government may not wish to publicly acknowledge, is Indonesia.

As long as Indonesia is well off and prospering, it won't bother us. But once it has internal problems it will need an external enemy to divert its people's attention, as the recent Bentera hooligans and once Soekarno had attempted.

No Dr Kua, we certainly require arms. Besides, old war horses like the Nuris and MIG 29s need to be replaced. Perhaps the MIG 29s can be refurbished to last for another decade. Look, I won't go into the nitty gritty but suffice to say, we don't live in an ideal world.

And yes I agree with you, we dread and anticipate the corruption that will underlie or is already underlying our military spending. We are trapped between the Scylla of not (or under) preparing for the defence of our national interests and the Charybdis of unmitigated corruption in our defence spending.


Anwar and his stories

Posted: 11 Dec 2010 04:42 AM PST

It is always good to remind us what sort of person Pakatan Rakyat is putting forth as Prime Minister material if the Federal Opposition takes over the Federal Government.

Check out Minit 1:38. "Saya [baru] dapat mesej, telefon, sms, emel dari ribuan ... Afrika, Asia, Arab, India, Pakistan [yang] kagum dengan keputusan rakyat Kuala Terengganu."

Go on. Roll on the floor and laugh!






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本月12日槟行动党员代表大会候选人名单(候选人号码、姓名)

Posted: 11 Dec 2010 04:06 AM PST

by Red Tomato Penang on Saturday, 11 December 2010 at 18:00

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曹觀友 來屆大選 行動黨一席都不能少

Posted: 11 Dec 2010 03:50 AM PST

獨家專訪 by Red Tomato Penang on Saturday, 11 December 2010 at 17:51

古往今來,屢屢印證,度量是政治上最重要的成功條件。

度量小的政黨,也許一時風光,卻逃不過長遠的沒落;同樣的,度量小的政客,或許一時神氣,肯定也會遭遇長遠的失敗。

源遠流長的歷史,因果定律式的見證了許多因為沒有度量而遭致失敗與沒落的政客與政黨,百試百靈,屢試不爽;以古鑑今,民主行動黨自不例外。

308大選崛起後,行動黨執政州屬如雪蘭莪及霹靂的州黨選,都面對《彩虹集團》的嚴峻挑戰;這個以雪州鄧章欽、霹靂州倪可漢、倪可敏及柔佛州巫程豪為首的集團,革命尚未成功,卻勇於內鬥,不時給予當權派麻煩。

派系鬥爭困擾行動黨是不爭的事實,但這都只發生在雪州及霹靂,反而贵为执政骨干政党的檳州行动党,卻暫未受波及,這也突顯出檳州主席曹觀友的「領導有方」。

實際上,政黨內部的派系鬥爭主要應歸咎於領導人的心態與度量,檳州行動黨本月12日的州黨選至今還不至於像其他州般發生惡鬥,檳州主席曹觀友是非常關鍵性的人物。

與其他政黨一樣,行動黨在創黨年代,也不乏有第一流的和創黨氣象的人物壓陣,像林吉祥、加巴星等,都是汪汪叔度的人物,絕不小家子氣;而在中生代領袖中,曹觀友更是其中一名心態正確及度量宏大的政治領袖。

從處理多次黨內紛爭看來,曹觀友不僅是一名沉得住氣的領袖,而且善於「片言解紛」,許多派系恩怨與政治資源分配上的不滿,在他的調解之下,多數能大事化小、小事化無。

曹觀友接受《紅番茄周報》專訪時強調,他處事的原則,就是「個人利益放在最後,一切以黨的利益為上」。

「作為一州的領袖,我必須以身作則,帶頭做最艱難的事,這樣才能服眾,否則只是高高在上的空喊口號、口惠而實不至,表面上人家在面前對你恭恭敬敬,背地裡還是被人非議的。」

他承認,身為一名政治領袖,除了必須有獻身精神與政治理想外 ,寬大的胸襟與氣度非常重要,政黨內外,難免會有爭權奪利及看不順眼之事,必須學會接納別人的錯誤並協助糾正,而不是一昧在報章上批評逞英雄搏宣傳;小家子氣小鼻子小眼睛成不了大事。

曹觀友說,行動黨每周五都有召開國州市議員會議,彼此交換意見,如果有任何問題,可以通過此管道討論及尋求解決方案;同志間的合作團結與向心力非常重要,切勿自視過高,語無倫次,只會一味指責別人的過錯。

他曾多次告誡其團隊,要作個好榜樣,好的東西先給別人,壞的東西交由自己解決,己所不欲、勿施以人,設身處地的為同志解決他們面對的問題,最終肯定會贏得對方的尊敬。

詢及即將舉行的州黨選,曹觀友說,檳州行动党执政逾两年后,即将于今年12月12日上午9时30分至下午6时在光大东姑礼堂举行两年一度的改选;這次的改選絕對沒有外界揣測般的暗潮洶湧,反而算起來還是蠻健康的。

他說,槟州行动党这次的黨選创下历史,88名候选人竞争15个州委职位,也顯示出該黨黨職愈受重視;以前黨員對黨職興緻缺缺,根本很少人要參與競選,行動黨執政檳州後,黨職遂成各方争夺的目標。

已担任州主席5届任期的曹观友表示,這是該黨建党以来最多人参选的州委改选,一口气刷新了多项纪录。無論如何,这是一场健康的竞争,絕對不会上演霹雳与雪州的恶斗。

「無可厚非的,也有人將它評論為在职领袖要藉此巩固党内地位,拥有雄心壮志的新人也把这次党选视为争取出位的机会,寄望為自己开创出一条通往州议会、国会,甚至争取到一官半职的保障,当然,党章条文规定只选15人,代表需作出抉择。」

他强调,重要的是代表有机会评估原任州委的表现,同时有潜质者有机会领导,以便槟州委员会可保持一贯的步法,辅助槟州政府及朝向执政中央。

「競選州委成功對通往州议会、国会,甚至争取到一官半职的保障肯定是有優勢的;儘管如此,當大選來臨時,還是以候選人的勝算為考量,是否州委反而其次。」

曹观友表示,大会的另一个焦点是中期检讨行动党身为执政党,在当权2年9个月以来的表现及是否兑现2008年竞选承诺,並鉴定在下届大选的强弱点,研究如何巩固州政权之余,也替执政中央的目标贡献一份力。

談及民聯邁向布城的機率時,曹觀友說,來屆大選,民聯要執政中央,馬來選票的動向極為關鍵。

他引述獨立調查中心最新的報告,支持民聯的華印選民佔約百分之八十,馬來選民約有百分之三十。

他分析道,國陣玩不起宗教牌,改玩種族牌,並希望可以通過它挽回馬來選民的支持,如果馬來選票回流國陣,受到最大影響將是公正黨。

他強調,目前行動黨正積極協助公正黨及回教黨爭取馬來人的支持,但是礙於馬來文主流媒體多被巫統牢控,訊息不易傳達給鄉區馬來人。

「所以我們特別發放一百令吉給老人,借此與馬來人接觸,這是其中一項非常有效的策略。」

談及目前檳州行動黨只攻打19州議席的隱憂時,曹觀友說,這是上屆大選民聯決定的選區分配固打,來屆大選選區的議席改變機率不高;所以行動黨來屆大選在檳州必須全勝,一席都不能少,否則依賴公正黨及回教黨勝出的議席險勝,預料政權也是不穩定的,就如霹靂州一樣,國陣必定密謀奪權。

詢及進軍布城的勝算時,他說,過去民聯沒有政治資源,配合政治大海嘯,有機會在吉打、檳城、霹靂、雪蘭莪及吉蘭丹州執政,現在政治資源及人才比以往充足,勝算還是有的,最關鍵的還是馬來選票的動向。

「我們在最弱的時候,都能打出最漂亮的一戰,今日不同往昔,必須要鼓起土氣,乘勝追擊。」

他表示,過去兩年多,民聯錯過了積極籌備各黨之間的黨政高層的交流,不久前又積極了各黨的首席部長、州務大臣、行政議員、州議員甚至市議員等的跨州聯席會議,彼此交流尋求謀略,以增入主布城的勝算。

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曹觀友個人履歷

 

現年52歲的曹觀友,1984年畢業于檳城理科大學社會科學系。他是于1986年加入民主行動黨,並擔任林吉祥的政治秘書。1990年全國大選,他獲黨器重委派上陣彭加蘭哥打區,擊敗國陣候選人駱福漢,中選為該區州議員,開始其政治生涯。

雖然他在1995年的全國大選,無法成功保住該州議席,不過,卻從那年開始,一連三屆中選為丹絨區國會議員。

2008年3月8日全國大選,曹觀友同時中選為巴當哥打區州議員及丹絨區國會議員。由于擁有豐富的政治經驗,因而在民聯政府執政檳州后,他受委為檳州行政議員一職,掌管檳州地方政府及交通管理委員會。

曹觀友是于2004年開始擔任民主行動黨全國副主席一職,同時,從2000年開始擔任民主行動黨檳州主席至今。

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Some UNthinking non-government organisations actvisits...

Posted: 11 Dec 2010 02:33 AM PST

Sometimes one doesn't know where de facto Law Minister in Najib's cabinet, Nazri, is coming or going.

This Blog is however, glad, to pick up an item from the Malaysian Insider eporting on a positive stance taken by this unpredictable UMNO minister -- is he playing "Politics" within his Ketuanan Melayu party to survive into next General Elections (G13)?

I think so. And the likes of PERKASA, and by extension ertswhile colleague-cum-PM Dr Mahathir Mohamad, are not happy at all with Nazri's latest "affair" with a rap singer called NameWee aka Wee

Desi carries the MI in full and shall come back to add 2-sen or 3-sen worth of thinking aloud and also retrieve an old item WHY I HEADLINED MY POST THUS wrt to the NGOs.


Saturday, December 11, 2010

Perkasa slams Putrajaya for being 'anti-Malay' over Namewee

Nazri - bent over backwards to 'rehabilitate' Namewee
KUALA LUMPUR - Truculent Malay group Perkasa has accused Putrajaya of letting down the race with its "VIP treatment" of controversial rapper Wee Meng Chee in Parliament yesterday.

The group's Perak chief, Ahmad Zaini Ismail, also zoomed in on the home ministry and demanded to know what action it has taken against the Johor-born artiste better known as Namewee for allegedly stirring up racial tension in a follow-up to the "racist" school heads dispute.

The goateed singer is said to have recently produced a racially-provocative music video about a headmistress in his home state, Siti Inshah Mansor, who was herself accused of spouting racial slurs against her ethnic Chinese and Indian students in school in August.

The non-governmental organisation (NGO) that champions its version of Malay rights wants the authorities to arrest and charge Namewee with sedition.

"The Home Ministry in Namewee's case has actually disappointed the rakyat, especially the Malay community," he said.

"What is the status of the police report against Namewee's barbarity when the teacher humiliated by him was punished without being able to defend himself, as were the government officials who were oppressed in a similar case?" he quizzed, in a statement today.

Ahmad Zaini, who is also on the NGO's central committee, raised the issue noting that Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz was "suddenly" defending Namewee and giving him the "VIP" treatment and had even announced that the latter had done no wrong.

The 27-year-old musician had met Nazri in Parliament yesterday reportedly to ask for government aid to fund the making of his music video titled "Nasi Lemak 2.0", claiming it was to promote Datuk Seri Najib Razak's 1Malaysia concept.

Nazri was reported saying he would bring it to the Prime Minister's attention in the Cabinet meeting. The Cabinet most recently met yesterday.

The minister who is also in charge of parliamentary affairs has surprisingly stood by Namewee in the outcry and called on the public not to be overtaken by their emotions.

"In this matter, we should not be emotional and should look at the offence specifically without linking it to other offences," Nazri was reported saying.

Namewee has claimed that he had not meant to hurt anyone's feelings in his music video and added that he is a patriotic citizen who loves his country.


Operation Toy Story

Posted: 11 Dec 2010 09:00 AM PST

OPERATION TOY STORY 

The Annexe Gallery is helping Roddy Teo to collect toys for a visit to paediatrics ward of UMMC hospital this Christmas, to be placed on the kids' beds before they awake. 

Deadline: Sunday 19 Dec. Come look for a box that says "Operation Toy Story". 

If you too would like to visit the hospital (or maybe more), please contact Roddy: http://www.facebook.com/arteo

Here is Roddy's personal message:

Hey hey! How are you doing?

I'm writing this note to ask for a little favour. You see, this Christmas, I won't be going back to KK, and I declined locum on that day ;o) so there will be some time for me to kill.

So this is what I'm thinking of doing, to visit some kids in the hospital and bringing them a little goody while they're asleep. The idea is to have them wake up to a surprise next to their pillows the next morning! No, this wouldn't be the first time I'm doing it, but this might be the first time you'll get involved! Now here's the exciting part. I will need some toys, those that are cluttered in your attics, those that are stashed away in your boxes. Or maybe those that are sitting at the foot of your bed and could be more glad to make other kids happy. The idea is to give them (the toys) another chance at love (sounds like ToyStory?)

We usually visit the wards where the kids are more sick, like the cancer ward, before distributing them to other wards. No one wants to spend this time of the year in the hospital, really. And saddest of all, this may be the last year for them too.

So how about that toys that you've been meaning to give away but never found an outlet to do so? Do give me a call, and I'll send my reindeer to come and collect from you ;o) or buzz me and we'll chat about what other things we can give to them.

Hope to hear from you soon ;o)


An interesting look at the govt's expenditure.

Posted: 11 Dec 2010 12:43 AM PST

COMMENT Early this year, the BN government tried to raise RM1 billion through a new Goods and Services tax which would further burden the poor. By mid-2010, the government decided to postpone the implementation of the tax. It nevertheless succeeded in withdrawing subsidies on food, oil, and a few other daily essentials, saving the government a grand total of RM700 million.

While this controversy was fomenting quite a bit of heat in the Malaysian media, the Defence Ministry announced on April 19 that more than RM10.4 billion in defence contracts would be signed during that weekend's 'Defence Fair' to modernise the military and security sectors in line with the Ninth Malaysia Plan:

gerakan umno zahid hamidi penang penanti pc 150509 01"The government has allocated RM21 billion, or 10.6 percent, of the development expenditure under the Ninth Malaysia Plan for this purpose," said Defence Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

Zahid said the deals would be for acquiring armoured vehicles, multi-role support ships, combat aircraft and next-generation patrol vessels. As in all previous military purchases under the government, such huge spending by the Defence Ministry was passed through Parliament without too much debate.

The grisly murder of a Mongolian woman, Altantuya Shaaribuu has created greater awareness among Malaysians about the lack of transparency in arms procurement. Apart from the Scorpene submarine deal, there have recently been cases of unaccounted negligence - the theft of two F-5E jet engines from an RMAF base and the loss through sheer negligence of an entire ship, the KD Sri Inderapura due to an onboard fire.

What RM1 billion can buy

However poor developing countries may be, their ruling classes never fail to justify defence budgets that are grossly disproportionate to their means. Most of us do not realise the proportion of the country's wealth being spent on arms and the commissions being paid for such questionable purchases.

Compare that with the gross shortage of schools and hospitals, public transport and other social services that so many Malaysians face, and the obscenity of it all can be clearly seen.

As we examine one arms scandal after another, try totalling the amount of taxpayers' money that has been spent on each purchase. At the end of this book, you will discover how much it all amounts to and how many schools, hospitals, houses and trains we could have built since Independence in 1957.

For example, RM1 billion worth of arms is equivalent to building at least 100 hospitals or 1,000 new schools or 10,000 new houses.

military malaysia navy french built submarine scorpene classDo you know that since Independence in 1957 – after more than 50 years - there has not been a single new Chinese or Tamil primary school built? In fact we had more Chinese and Tamil primary schools then (1,350 and 880 respectively) compared to the present (1,285 and 550 schools respectively). And the population at Independence was only half what it is today.

But in one weekend alone in April 2010, the government could justify spending RM10 billion on arms at the Kuala Lumpur Defence Fair. With that money, we could have built 1,000 hospitals or 10,000 schools or 100,000 houses!

The spending spree continues unabated - the Tenth Malaysia Plan (2011-15) has allocated RM23 billion for defence and security.

Recent splurge on arms


In Malaysia, although the last war against Indonesian 'Confrontation' was over more than 40 years ago, the government has continued to made available ample funds for the defence minister to purchase state-of-the-art defence equipment.

malaysia military navy teluk sepanggar naval base sabah 030908 02"Military modernisation" has become a new catchword for the Defence Ministry to justify defence budgets out of all proportion to the national budget.

Up to now, there has been a lack of public outcry over the size of the defence budget in Malaysia. And while Pakatan Rakyat never fails to expose corruption and non-transparency in arms purchases, their alternative defence policy is not evident. Nor has the mainstream press played a responsible role as the watchdog for the Malaysian people on these arms purchases and scandals.

Furthermore, they have treated 'Defence Fairs' which peddle weapons of war in the same way they treat other tourist attractions of Malaysia – children and youth are introduced to weapons of war as if they are toys for play and objects of desire. Drugs and porn are condemned, but weapons of war are portrayed as manly and desirable! Our ministers never seem to tire in posing with the latest jet fighter or other weapon of death at these defence fairs.

The whole basis of the arms industry is pure and simple profit. The arms merchants and their partners may go religiously to their churches, mosques or temples every week but they have little concern for morality or human rights. There are by now, many vested interests in the arms trade.

NONEAccording to Robert Karniol, based on the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (Sipri) Report 2009, the arms race in Southeast Asia looks irrational when seen in the context of East Asia as a whole:

"Southeast Asia has seen deliveries of major conventional defence equipment nearly double over the past five years, as compared with the period 2000-2004... Malaysia led the regional pack with a surge of 722 percent during the 2005-2009 period, while Singapore was up by 146 percent and Indonesia by 84 percent.

"Looking at the actors in East Asia security complex, defence expenditures of China, S Korea and Japan, each of their respective aircraft procurement budgets would dwarf that of all of Southeast Asia combined.

"Look at the South Asia security complex, against some big numbers for India. What is the impact of Malaysia's 1 squadron purchase in comparison to India's current order of Su-30s (or for that matter China's building plan for the J-10)?

"Given the disparity in defence budgets, Asean countries cannot be said to engage in an arms race against regional powers like India or China. It would not be a race."

Malaysia's military-industrial complex

Thus, what is the purpose of this entire splurge on arms by the BN government? Does it make sense in the light of the regional status quo and the state of our economic development?

How is Malaysia's defence budget being spent? Malaysia already has eight US-made F/A-18D jet fighters. Six Russian MiG-29s have been retired but another 10 aircraft will continue to be maintained by Aerospace Technology System in Malaysia for several years.

NONEYet Malaysia is seeking for more fighters enough for one to two squadrons. As well as the Russian Sukhoi Su-30s, other fighters Malaysia is considering include the Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, Lockheed Martin F-16 and Saab Gripen.

Many are not aware of the rapid growth of Malaysia's domestic military-industrial complex. The top brass of the military guard their power and privilege and this is nourished by easy access to the defence budget and the simple justification of "national security".

azlanToday we have seen the growth of such a complex in many countries, including Malaysia. An offshoot of the arms purchases is the race to develop domestic defence equipment industries in each of the Southeast Asian countries. In 1993, aerospace became a new strategic sub-sector of Malaysia's manufacturing sector. This sector is both capital intensive and involves high technology.

With the burgeoning of a domestic military economy, we see class interest developing between the ruling elite and the top brass of the military. As it happens, there is now an extensive military automotive complex in Prime Minister Najib Razak's electoral constituency of Pekan with its layers of contractors, sub-contractors, servicemen and other gainfully employed.

We also find many retired generals and other officers of the armed forces in the directorships of many, if not most, of these local aerospace companies. This brings into focus questionable practices in the Malaysian civil and military services when we see top military and civil servants retiring into directorships of utility and arms companies.

Most military contracts come with purchase agreements involving local spin-offs. For example, Malaysia's Airod has an agreement for aircraft maintenance with the US Lockheed Corporation and is trying to gain a foothold in the regional aircraft upgrading market, estimated to be worth US$1 billion yearly.

NONEBritish Aerospace's sale of 28 Hawk ground attack aircrafts to Malaysia in the early 1990s came with an offset package including the manufacture of air-frame components, cannon, ammunition and tyres in Malaysia. These products would not only be fitted to the Hawks sold to the RMAF but could also be exported to other countries using the same aircraft.

Bumiputera companies have made a mark in the local aerospace industry and the Directory of Malaysian Defence Industry Companies 2000 published by the Malaysian Industries Defence Council already listed 18 aerospace companies.

Thus while most businesses are subject to market forces, defence enjoys a great deal of 'featherbedding' – contracts are awarded without competition and the sector has its own government-blessed 'aerospace' industrial policy.

Thus, the significance of this domestic military-industrial complex to the composition of the ruling class, class relations, patronage, employment and the outcome of elections cannot be underestimated.

Part 2: Tomorrow

NONEThe above is an excerpt from 'Questioning Arms Spending in Malaysia: From Altantuya to Zikorsky' a new book by KUA KIA SOONG. The author is a former MP, college principal and a human rights activist. 'From Altantuya to Zikorsky' is available at all major bookstores.


LFL announces its Top 10 Enemies of the Administration of Justice

Posted: 11 Dec 2010 12:12 AM PST


By Anak Mami

Press Release:

How do we explain the persistent and blatant injustices that are done in the name of law and order? How do we pretend there are still integrity, justice and fairness in the courts, the AG's Chambers and the police force?
In order to put the abysmal state of affairs in perspective, LFL has compiled a Top 10 list of Enemies of the Administration of Justice:

1. Hishammuddin Hussein, Home Minister
2. Abdul Gani Patail, Attorney-General
3. Musa Hassan and Ismail Omar, former and current Inspector-General of Police
4. Mohd Bakri Zinin, Federal CID director
5. Yusof Zainal Abiden, Solicitor General II, chief prosecutor in Anwar's case
6. Zaki bin Azmi, Chief Justice and former UMNO legal adviser
7. Mohd Zabidin Mohd Diah, High Court Judge in Anwar's case
8. The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission
9. Corrupt and unprincipled "doctors" like Siew Sheue Feng and Razali Ibrahim of HKL (Anwar's case) and Abdul Karim Tajuddin of Serdang Hospital (A.Kugan's case) who work hand in glove with the AG's Chambers and the police to manipulate evidence including medical and post-mortem reports.
10. The Lembaga Penasihat under the PM's Department that acts as a "special court" for cases under the ISA, Emergency (Public Order and Prevention of Crime) Ordinance and Dangerous Drugs (Special Preventive Measures) Act. The Lembaga Penasihat is therefore responsible for perpetuating the detention without trial of thousands of detainees.

The best explanation that perhaps sums up the continuing perversion of justice is from Franz Kafka:

"Whatever impression he makes on us, he is the servant of the Law. He belongs to the Law and is not answerable to human judgment."

Released by:
Eric Paulsen
Lawyers for Liberty
(Statement released in conjunction with World Human Rights Day, 10 December 2010)
http://www.lawyersforliberty.org/2010/12/lfl-announces-its-top-10-enemies-of-the-administration-of-justice/


Eksklusif: Inkues kematian Teoh

Posted: 11 Dec 2010 12:04 AM PST



Klik imej untuk resolusi yang lebih jelas

Oleh Anak Mami

Berita dalaman

Inkues kes misteri akan berakhir pada minggu depan
Dalam Inkues ini telah menimbullkan perbagai persoalan yang tidak dapat jawapan.

Adakah kes ini benar benar dapat keputusan yang memuaskan ? kenapa pula iba tiba saat terakhir in Khir Toyo tba tiba wujud dalam kes rasuah. Apakah pertalian antara Khir Toyo, MACC dan Kes Teoh Beng Hock ??

Walau bagaimanapun siasatan demi siasatan , inkues demi inkues. jawapan belum terbongkar, jawpannya MACC mesti mencari seekor kambing hitam dalam pejabatnya untuk menanggung dosa. Tetapi memandang kes inkues ini ada sangkut dengan politik UMNO di selangor, Si Toyo yang fuyo powernya akan dileraikan secepat mungkn, maka si kambing hitam ini dapat menghukumkan Khir Toyo adalah orang belakang atau perancang dalam kes kematian Teoh 。

Memang dimakllumkan Khir Toyo mempunyai hubungan rapat dengan PKPj 1 Hishamuddin bin Hasim. Jadi tertangkapnya Khir Toyo memudahkan pihak orang atasan UMNO, khasnya Najib mudah menukar strateginya di senarion politik selangor. demi mendapatkan keyakinan slogan 1 Malaysia adalh bersih dan suci.

Tidak lama akan datang kita akan tergempar bahawa pihak polis atau pihak pendakwa raya mempunyai bukti kukuh dan akan Hishamudin Hasim akan dipekenakan reman 2 minggu. ...... cerita suspend akan menghangatkan lagi di Malaysia dan beita ini akan memanaskan dunia.

Marilah kita lihat cara mana pihak MACC dapat mngeluarkan kambing hitam untuk disembilih? calon calon yang di pilih tidak kurang beberapa anggota MACC khasnya Hishamudin Hasim akan di paksa mengakui dirinya membunuh Teoh .

Tunggu dan lihat skrip Yahudi APCO yang begitu menarik .


A Time of Change

Posted: 10 Dec 2010 11:58 PM PST

By Elsa

Hello again,
This is, for me, a time of change. Things are unsettled. I'm trying to find a path that works better for me.
I'm sure that many of you are familiar with times like that.
In a way, I'm going back to what was my way for most of my life - having time to breathe, to think, to spend time with friends. The past decade has been overwhelming - 18-hour days, much of the time. A lot got done. A lot got missed - simple daily pleasures, perhaps most of all. Also, reading.
And now, once again, I'm trying to find my way.
Has this often happened to you? Is this happening now?
"May you live in interesting times." Well, for most of us, these have been and are very interesting times. Not easy, often - but certainly interesting.
**

It feels about time to offer a poem - fun words about interesting times - as well as thoughts about my father and myself.

Otherwise ...

Life Isn't Upside Only

Life
isn't
upside only
It's
upside
down

rollercoaster ride
a night on the town
eggs over easy
don't take it hard
rock and roll nights
a house of cards ...

Click here for the rest.
http://ethreemail.com/e3ds/mail_link.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.elsas-word-story-image-idea-music-emporium.com%2Fpoems-about-life.html&i=0&d=8XU6U00Z-VY10-4791-Z4YV-8X7X5U1ZW577&e=margeemar@gmail.com

**
Do I have any ideas for you, that connect with trying to find a good space for oneself? There's a piece I wrote on the deep interconnections between my father and myself, on our so very often not feeling at home.
You can click here for that exploration.
http://ethreemail.com/e3ds/mail_link.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.elsas-word-story-image-idea-music-emporium.com%2Ffather-and-daughter-stories.html&i=1&d=8XU6U00Z-VY10-4791-Z4YV-8X7X5U1ZW577&e=margeemar@gmail.com

At this time in my life, I'm trying to find a true deep home space.
**
I'm also trying to find an intellectual home space. I've taught for over a quarter of a century. A couple of years ago, it no longer felt right. I knew I had to move on, to a bigger arena. Anyway, those were the words inside me. But how?? There was no clear path I could see, the way that a path is laid out from Grade One to Grade Two, or from dentistry school to being a dentist.

I will be doing an internet launch - Elsa's Secrets, things I see in the world around me that most people don't see. Even things that are so taboo that they haven't made it onto Oprah.

Here's the link to Elsa's Secrets.
http://ethreemail.com/e3ds/mail_link.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.elsas-word-story-image-idea-music-emporium.com%2Fsecret-information.html&i=2&d=8XU6U00Z-VY10-4791-Z4YV-8X7X5U1ZW577&e=margeemar@gmail.com

**
A question comes to me: how do we make a good home for ourselves, when we and the world around us, in many ways, are not very in sync.
**
Another question. I wonder: what can it give you, to be along for this ride? Perhaps company on your own journey. Perhaps ideas here and there. I remember words from a movie I loved, Shadow Lands. Someone is asked: why do you read? His answer: I read to know I'm not alone.
What may it give us, to know we're not alone? I know that, as a child, it changed the world enormously, to know other people had dreams like mine. As an adult as well, it makes the world bigger.
A question I can throw out to you: what does it give you, beig pulled into this world, a world a bit different from yours? I'd love to hear from you.

You can click here to comment.
http://ethreemail.com/e3ds/mail_link.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fcreating-success-blog.com%2Fa-time-of-change&i=3&d=8XU6U00Z-VY10-4791-Z4YV-8X7X5U1ZW577&e=margeemar@gmail.com
And then, for now as always, all the best,

Elsa


MCLM Formation Benefitting BN? (Part 1: Jeffery Kittigan Connection)

Posted: 11 Dec 2010 06:06 AM PST

The way I see it, MCLM was formed about the time Zaid Ibrahim declared that had left the party. In other words, the main motivation behind the formation of MCLM is personality rather than ideals of a struggle.

We also know, one of the main force behind MCLM is Haris Ibrahim, who happens to be a staunch supporter of Jeffery Kittigan. Search his blog and you will see his glowing support for Jeffery Kittigan. In addition, Harris has also openly condemn Anwar Ibrahim.

In fact, all the flak that Anwar is getting which eventually led to the formation of MCLM started from the Jeffery Kittigan controversy. Anwar just doesn't like the idea of Jeffery leading PKR Sabah. Harris Ibrahim, on the other hand, was openly lobbying for Jeffery to be PKR Sabah head.

Due to Anwar's refusal, Haris declared an open war with Anwar. Now Haris Ibrahim is forming MCLM, a rival organization to PKR which in turn might benefit UMNO and BN more.

Since Zaid Ibrahim gets open support from Jeffery, Haris and his gang threw his support behind Zaid.

JEFFERY KITTIGAN IS NOT POPULAR AMONG SABAH PKR MEMBERS

Zaid could've won the Sabah votes if he hadn't banked on the support of Jeffery Kittigan. This is because Jeffery is not as popular among PKR members as many would like to think. Personally, knowing the baggage that Jeffery carries, I was not keen on him being made a Sabah PKR leader. I would think a new face with no political baggage would be the best formula for Sabah PKR.

I would think PKR would appoint someone like the PKR Sarawak Head as he is new and totally clean. That would attract more fence sitters compared to Jeffery Kittigan.
After the PKR elections, PKR leaders from Sabah had come out calling for the sacking of Jeffry Kittigan. They are saying Jeffery Kittigan is a negative element within the party and must be rid of to save the party.

One Danny Addipai is quoted by FreeMalaysiaToday as saying:
"Kehadiran Jeffrey dalam PKR selama ini hanya bersifat pengacau atau gunting dalam lipatan kerana sejarah politiknya membuktikan, sokongannya membawa rebah. Semua parti yang disertainya porak poranda.

"Dia masuk PBS, PBS tumbang kepada BN. Dia sertai AKAR, parti itu terpaksa dibubar. Dia sertai PBRS, berlaku krisis perlembagaan.
Dia masuk PKR, PKR hampir hancur. Sebelum PKR hancur, pucuk pimpinan wajar pecat Jeffrey," ujarnya.
Haris Ibrahim, an outsider to the party and not even a Sabah native, went out of his way supporting Jeffery and bringing only Jeffery's side of the story in the whole Sabah PKR issue. While at the same time bad mouthing PKR De Facto leader, Anwar Ibrahim without actually getting Anwar Ibrahim's side of the story. Why? Because Anwar Ibrahim refusal to allow Jeffery to become Sabah PKR head? Is that how much Haris'es struggle is worth?

My question to RPK and Haris, is Jeffery Kittigan a justifiable excuse to form MCLM? Is your entire struggle centered around Jeffery Kittigan not being appointed as Head of Sabah PKR?

Will MCLM go down in history as a movement formed because Jeffery Kittigan was not appointed as Head of Sabah PKR? That is the question everyone must ask.

(to be continued)
"Jeffrey porak poranda parti" – Andipai
Fri, Dec 10, 2010
Dalam Negeri
KOTA KINABALU: Bekas calon PKR Parlimen Pensiangan dalam pilihan raya umum (PRU) 2008, Danny Andipai mencadangkan supaya bekas Naib Presiden Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan dipecat kerana didakwa melancar agenda bagi memporak-poranda parti itu di Sabah.
Katanya, sepanjang menjadi naib presiden, Jeffrey tidak pernah berusaha untuk memperkasa parti tetapi sebaliknya merancang strategi untuk memecah belah perpaduan PKR Sabah sehingga parti gagal menang sebarang kerusi pada PRU 2008.
"Kehadiran Jeffrey dalam PKR selama ini hanya bersifat pengacau atau gunting dalam lipatan kerana sejarah politiknya membuktikan, sokongannya membawa rebah. Semua parti yang disertainya porak poranda.
"Dia masuk PBS, PBS tumbang kepada BN. Dia sertai AKAR, parti itu terpaksa dibubar. Dia sertai PBRS, berlaku krisis perlembagaan.
Dia masuk PKR, PKR hampir hancur. Sebelum PKR hancur, pucuk pimpinan wajar pecat Jeffrey," ujarnya.
Kata Andipai, Jeffrey menjadi dalang utama kepada Geng 12 'Trojan Horse' yang digantung keahlian selama setahun kerana menaja Parti Cinta Sabah.
Menurutnya, beliau sedia mendedahkan bukti pengkhianatan Jeffrey kepada pucuk pimpinan parti jika PKR memecat Jeffrey.
Ketua Penerangan PKR cabang Batu Sapi, Addin Ismail turut mencadangkan agar Jeffrey dipecat terus dan disenarai hitam oleh PKR atau menghalang dari menyertai mana-mana parti Pakatan Rakyat kerana ibarat "memelihara ular tedung di dalam rumah."
Katanya, pemilihan jawatan ketua perhubungan PKR Sabah akan dipantau oleh Naib Presiden, Tian Chua.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Reconciling with Jeffrey may doom PKR in Sabah
By Wong Choon Mei


As top PKR leaders in Kuala Lumpur mull the fate of their Sabah 'strongman' Jeffrey Kitingan (left), a storm of protest is building up in his home state, where many of the party rank-and-file are demanding that he and several division leaders linked to him be shown the door and quickly too!

These protesters – believed to represent the majority in Sabah PKR - fear that KL may recapitulate and reject Jeffrey's recent resignation as vice-president and supreme council member. Such a decision will only bode disaster for the party and prolong a power tussle amongst the state division leaders, they claim.

Indeed chances are high that KL will opt for what it perceives to be political expediency, although party insiders reassure it will retain Jeffrey without bowing to the demands of his camp, which include rescinding the appointment of Thamrin Jaini (left) as the new state chief.

"Actually, what Jeffrey wanted was to be the state PKR chief and later on the Sabah chief minister. His supporters orchestrated the move that got Azmin Ali replaced but KL appointed another Sabahan, Thamrin, instead of him. So Jeffrey resigned as veep in a bid to force KL's hand but although KL may reject his resignation, it will still stick with Thamrin," an insider said.

The younger brother of current Sabah deputy chief minister Joseph Pairin, Jeffrey gave up his PKR posts along with Kota Kinabalu division chief Christina Liew (right) last month. The two accused the national leadership of racial favoritism and being insensitive to the wishes of the Sabah people. Both however remained as party members.

Dooming the PKR

Simmering infighting between division leaders in Sabah PKR finally broke out openly last month, dragging the entire party down in the esteem of voters both in East Malaysia and the peninsula.

Counter-accusations were leveled at Jeffrey and his camp for putting his political ambitions above party interests including spreading a spate of negative and false news that painted several leaders such as Azmin Ali (left) and former state chief Ansari Abdullah (right) in a bad light. According to the state communications bureau, Ansari has now threatened to sue a journalist and the editor-in-chief of news portal Malaysiakini for defamation and RM10 million in damages if they did not apologize over several articles published recently.

But short of a bold and clear-cut decision from the national leadership in KL, the infighting will continue in Sabah, a state in which PKR can ill afford to allow instability to foment and fester.

Indeed, its 25 parliamentary seats will be vital in deciding who wins the federal government at the next general election – the Pakatan Rakyat or the Umno-Barisan Nasional.

"For PKR to win Sabah, the reform agenda must be renewed, rejuvenated and rebuilt. And this can only happen if there is the will to revamp thoroughly and quickly," said state Director Of Communications Ronnie Klassen.


While many would like to see Christina retained, they are convinced that Jeffrey's shelf life as a leader is past and long expired. They see in him a troublemaker and a spoiler, who can only doom the party's chances.

"KL has to take a firmer stance and kick Jeffrey out once and for all. The moment he confirms he will stay on, PKR and Pakatan will have lost Sabah and Malaysia once again," said Hassanar Ebrahim, a veteran political watcher.

An unusual quiet

But since holding peace talks with national strategy director Tian Chua (left) two weeks ago, Jeffrey has been toeing the line and keeping an unusually low profile, sparking speculation that a face-saving reconciliation was being worked out for the Sabah leader.

According to the party grapevine, Tian is believed to have told Jeffrey that he would not be offered the post that he covets above all else – the chief ministership of Sabah.

"Even if PKR wins, Jeffrey has been told in no uncertain terms that he won't get the chief minister's job although he may be made a minister in the federal cabinet. The job that he wants most will go to another Sabahan, not him," a party source said.

Why then would Jeffrey - who has warned that he may form his own party - agree to stay on in PKR? Already, his supporters have threatened to resign en-masse if Thamrin is not dropped.

Could Jeffrey have finally realized that his political star is waning and it might best to give up his party-hopping ways and soldier on in the PKR after all? Or are there other reasons, ulterior motives even?

"His camp gave KL two weeks to accede to their requests and it is now three weeks. Why isn't he keeping his word and leaving to form his own party as he has threatened to. It is actually the best thing he can do for Sabah PKR. Leave and let the party rebuild itself before it becomes too late," said Hassanar.

A new political reality

Indeed, the flamboyant and wealthy Jeffrey has failed to impress as a party administrator, achieving little success despite his decades in the political arena.

Instead he has attracted unflattering speculation including controversial rumors that he was a Trojan horse planted by the BN to wreak destruction and infighting in the PKR – much like PAS's Hassan Ali in Selangor.

Although, in the eyes of KL, PKR may still need Jeffrey for his Kadazan-Dusun-Murut links, many Sabah leaders insist his departure will not be missed at all. They believe he has the support of only eight out of the state's 25 divisions.

Some are even willing to bet that if he leaves, more Sabahans will join the PKR, especially the Muslims whom they say have kept their distance because of his fiery communal rhetoric. Jeffrey had in the past centred his political platform around a tooth-and-nail fight for KDM rights, stepping on the toes of other ethnic groups in the process.

But a new political reality has dawned and taken hold since. Bitten repeatedly by bad experiences, Sabahans have become more sophisticated and demanding of whom they want to lead their state out of poverty, suppression and blatant abuse of power.

Also, due to re-bordering by the BN, they now have 60 seats in their state assembly compared to 48 previously. Of the 60, 35 are Muslim-majority constituencies, eight are Chinese and 17 are KDM. This compares against the eight Chinese, 20 Muslim and 20 KDM before.

"The mood of the people has changed vastly. PKR itself espouses priority on a needs-based methodology and not on a race-based one," said Hassanar (right).

"The situation in the peninsula has opened up the minds of Sabahans. If one Jeffrey supporter leaves today, 10 others including many from the KDM community will join PKR tomorrow. There is no need for KL to worry about letting Jeffrey go. In fact, by letting him stay, it may be barking up the wrong tree."

(Wong Choon Mei is the former chief editor of Suara Keadilan)
Posted by Ronnie Klassen at 5:26 AM


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Selangor Beri Peruntukan Sekolah Agama JAUUUHHH Lebih Tinggi Dari Negeri Sembilan

Posted: 11 Dec 2010 09:12 AM PST

Wakil PAS dari Paroi Negeri Sembilan telah bertindak dengan begitu hebat sekali di dalam perbahasan di DUN Negeri Sembilan baru-baru ini.

Di dalam menjawab tomahan dan fitnah UMNO, kononnya PAS ditunggang DAP, Mohd Taufik dilaporkan berkata:

"The combination of PAS, DAP and PKR state government in Selangor is much better in safeguarding the welfare and rights of the Malays and Islam in the state.

"This was proven when the Pakatan Rakyat Selangor government allocated RM6 million yearly for religous schools compared to the Umno-led Negri Sembilan government which only allocated RM367,000 for January-October 2010," he said.
"What will the Umno heroes say about this?" he asked

TERJEMAHAN BEBAS: "Gabungan PAS, DAP dan PKR di Selangor adalah lebih baik dari segi menjaga kebajikan dan hak Melayu dan Islam di sana. Ini dibuktikan apabila kerajaan Pakatan Rakyat telah memperuntukan RM6 juta untuk sekolah agama berbanding UMNO di Negeri Sembilan yang hanya memperuntukkan RM367 ribu sahaja antara Januari ke Oktober 2010.

Apa lagi yang jagoan UMNO mahu katakan selepas ini?"
.
Jelas, saudara-saudari sekelian, tiada bukti menunjukkan hak Melayu dan Islam dikorbankan di bawah kepimpinan Pakatan Rakyat.

Di bawah UMNO, Islam dan Melayu TIDAK TERJAGA. Di bawah Pakatan Rakyat MELAYU dan ISLAM lebih terjamin.

Malahan, DAP dan PKR mula ditolak oleh golongan liberal sekular pimpinan Haris Ibrahim kerana tidak mahu mengambil agenda sekular mereka. Mereka menubuhkan MCLM kerana mereka lihat tiada parti dalam PKR yang mahu mengambil agenda sekular liberalisma mereka.

Jadi, apa lagi pembohongan yang mahu dilayangkan oleh mereka kepada kita oleh UMNO?

Tulang Besi


PAS lone ranger guns down Umno's puppet claim
FRI, 10 DEC 2010 12:26


By Zefry Dahalan

SEREMBAN - PAS' sole state assemblymen in Negri Sembilan, Mohd Taufek Abdul Ghani, has slammed Umno for branding his party as DAP and PKR's puppet.
The Paroi rep described the allegation and the accusation that PAS was not protecting the Malays and Islam as slanderous.

"The combination of PAS, DAP and PKR state government in Selangor is much better in safeguarding the welfare and rights of the Malays and Islam in the state.
"This was proven when the Pakatan Rakyat Selangor government allocated RM6 million yearly for religous schools compared to the Umno-led Negri Sembilan government which only allocated RM367,000 for January-October 2010," he said.

"What will the Umno heroes say about this?" he asked.

Mohd Taufek stressed that Pakatan state governments were doing a better job than their rivals in taking care of the welfare of non-Malay communities as well.
"Selangor gives RM4 million yearly for Chinese and Tamil schools but Negri Sembilan only gives RM434,000 and RM422,000 respectively for January-October 2010," he said.
Stressing that the facts and figures speak for themselves, the PAS rep called on Umno leaders to stop making slanderous remarks.

On another matter, Mohd Taufek also hit out at Syarikat Air Negri Sembilan (SAINS) which was corporatised since Jan 1, 2009.

Previously, the management of the state's water was under Jabatan Bekalan Air Negri Sembilan (JBANS) which is fully owned by the state government.

Referring to the National Audit Report for the year 2009, Mohd Taufek said that the state incurred RM40 million losses due to Non-Revenue Water (NRW).

"In 2007, NRW for Negri Sembilan was 53.1% which is second highest in Malaysia. In 2009, NRW for the state is 51.6% even though the management of the state water was taken over by SAINS," he added.




Man beaten to death by police for defaulting on a bank loan?!

Posted: 10 Dec 2010 10:51 PM PST

It appears the world is totally out of control, out of order. Everywhere you look the "peace keeping" men in uniform are unleashed to do the dirty work of the elites. In this instance it seems the banksters would have had the word out to teach one of their delinquents a hard lesson and be set an example of. And they went for him like a pack of blood-thirsty dogs to a cornered kitten. The victim was lucky. They only used sticks. Back on our soil they probably would have had used bullets, given the fact that they had not even thought twice to shoot a teen for evading a road-block or others for lesser offences.

But what's so downright TRAGIC, repulsive, unacceptable and unforgivable in this case was that the said man had already "paid his debts" and the dogs in Alexandria, Egypt, were not stopped. How is the authority going to render justice for the deceased family – "survived by a wife and three children, the oldest one only four-years-old"? Can it ever happen?

Is what happened in Egypt going to be a trend set forth by the satanist New World Order-ians for complicitous powers-that-be of poisoned and corrupted nations?

The turmoils that the whole wide world is going through right now are the results of unbridled greed of banksters and their cohorts and not one, todate, has been seriously brought to book! What the fook is wrong?!

The whole lot of them is currently the scourge of humanity. They should all be consigned to dust.

Read the full news report here.


Tagged: alexandria, banksters, egypt, police


Kerajaan Kata RON95 Tidak Akan Naik Tahun Ini?

Posted: 10 Dec 2010 10:06 PM PST



Berita ini disiarkan pada 3 November 2010 di Surat Akbhar Kosmo! Tajuknya adalah Jaminan Menteri selepas harga RON97 naik lima sen seliter mulai malam ini, Harga RON95 kekal tahun ini...

Adakah anda masih ingat kerajaan menjaminkan harga minyak tidak akan naik tahun ini? Adakah kerajaan lupa janji mereka setelah menang di Batu Sapi, Hulu Selangor?

Jadi bila GST akan dilaksanakan? Adakah selepas pilihan raya umum ke 13?


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Specially for the Genting Group

Posted: 10 Dec 2010 06:41 PM PST

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