- Anak TOk Guru Ditawar Kontrak Lebuhraya Kelantan?
- NOTA EDITOR: Tak sangka di Masjid Rusila pun ada samseng juga
- Hisham: Better coordination between police and army
- Najib: RCI will not probe cause of death
- Teoh's family wants police probe into pre-fall injuries
- MB attends state sec's swearing-in at palace
- Mufti Perlis: Keadaan institusi mufti
- Ted Williams ~ from being a roadside Zero to a Radio Golden Voice hero!
- Senior moment - A 98 year old woman in the UK wrote this to her bank.
- Rais is innocent!
- Sarawak CM Designate Agreed…How..??
- Najib Has Not Kept Promise, Says Teoh’s Sister - By Debra Chong.
- EVERYONE DESERVES A SECOND CHANCE
- Tan Sri Ramon Navaratnam, declared honestly no COVER UPS and WHITEWASH it is onlyCrucifying Democracy on a Cross of Corruption !
- Response to the EIU 2010 Report
- RCI to investigate if human rights violated? Ya think? He’s DEAD!
- When we die as martyrs – Palestinian Children Do you still remember us? (GAZA)
- The trap that DAP laid and how Khalid jumped into it
- Biznews post for a Change!:)
- Pendirian PAS terhadap Krisis Perlantikan SUK Selangor
Posted: 07 Jan 2011 08:40 AM PST
Itulah maklumat yang sekarang disebarkan oleh puak2 pro UG dalam PAS. Kebetulanperaka ini sampai kepada telinga Tulang Besi dan sumber maklumat ini pun Tulang Besi tau siapa. Memang mamat yang bagi maklumat ni "barua" UG tahap maksima.
Mereka mengatakan salah seorang anak Tok Guru sedang ditawarkan kontrak Lebuhraya Kelantan yang dirancang semasa pentadbiran Pak Lah selaras dengan projek pembangunan Koridor Timur.
Tujuan diberikan kontrak besar ini adalah supaya anak TOk Guru menjadi "agen" kepada melobi agenda Perpaduang kepada orang tua beliau. Ini kerana halangan yang masih wujud kepada agenda Perpaduang dalam PAS hanyalah Mursyidul Am PAS, TOk Guru Nik Aziz Nik Mat.
Maka, tak heranlah "anak" itu begitu lantang menista mereka yang menentang gagasan PERPADUANG salah satu artikel beliau yang menggunakan perkataan "bodoh" dalam tajuk artikel tersebut.
Lihat sendiri betapa mereka boleh mempermainkan Tok Guru sehingga Tok Guru terpaksa membaca kenyataan yang mereka sediakan bagi menyelamatkan tengkuk Presiden dan SU Agung yang pro UG itu.
AGENDA PERPADUANG SUDAH SEMAKIN HAMPIR KEJAYAAN.
Dengan seorang anak Tok Guru sedang giat berkempen kepada orang tuanya, dan menantu Tok Guru sedang dalam penyiasatan SPRM, maka kita boleh faham betapa sukarnya Tok Guru Nik Aziz mahu meneruskan penentangan beliau kepada agenda Perpaduang ini.
Kalau kita lihat, hampir keseluruhan Majlis Syura Ulama PAS menyokong agenda UG ini. Malahan, di dalam Majlis Syura, hanya Tok Guru Nik Aziz sahaja yang menentang agenda ini. Timbalan Mursyidul Am pula adalah penyokong tegar agenda UG ini dan tidak segan silu menyatakan sokongan beliau.
Dalam Dewan Harian PAS pula, Presiden dan Timbalan Presiden adalah juga penyokong tegar agenda ini. Dan antara ketiga-tiga Naib PResiden mungkin hanya seorang sahaja yang benar-benar anti UG. SU Agung pula jelas sokongan beliau kepada UG. Mungkin BEndahari sahaja yang anti UG dan KEtua Penerangan tidak pernah dilihat sebagai anti UG.
DAlam AJK PAS Pusat pula, saya yakin 50% adalah penyokong UG dan 30% yang lain adalah berkecuali. Kalau ada yang anti UG cuma 20% sahaja.
Pesuruhjaya2 Negeri boleh dikatana kesemuanya pro UG seperti Pesuruhjaya Negeri Sembilan dan ADUN tunggal PAS di Negeri Sembilan.
Maka, apabila Tok Guru berjaya dilembutkan tiada lagi halangan membawa PAS menubuhkan kerajaan campurang bersama UMNO dan Barisan Nasional.
UMNO menggunakan taktik lembut dan keras. Lembut melalui anak Tok Guru yang bakal diberikan kontrak berjumlah Ratusan Juta. Keras melalui pendakwaan ke atas menantu Tok Guru, Arifahmi.
Saya meminta semua ahli2 PAS supaya bersabar dan tunggu sahaja pengisytiharan Presiden bahawa PAS telah meninggalkan Pakatan Rakyat dan menubuhkan kerajaan campuran bersama UMNO dan Barisan Nasional.
Posted: 07 Jan 2011 08:18 AM PST
NOTA EDITOR: Tak sangka di Masjid Rusila pun ada samseng juga ke? Kenapa tak boleh tahan sahaja di Aduka ni dan bawa ke tempat lain. KEnapa hendak guna kekerasan kepada mereka yang tiada senjata dan tiada kekuatan seperti Aduka Taruna.
Adakah ini akhlak Islami yang selama ini dilaungkan oleh kita? Malu saya perkara seperti ini berlaku.
Saya tak sabar nak tunggu respon dari BatuApi@Suhaimi Embong dan Songkok Putih. Nampaknya seperti mereka memasang perangkap untuk memukul dan mencedera Aduka Taruna. Dah janji, tiba-tiba boleh muncul 100 orang pemuda membelasah Aduka Taruna. Masa bila pulak 100 pemuda lebih boleh muncul kalau tiada perancangan dari awal?
Nasib kau la Aduka. Sapa suruh percaya dua orang penipu ni. Dalam blog Malaysiawaves, kita dah dedah dengan fakta banyak kali betapa penipu si Songkok Putih sama Batu Api ni. Dah lah pondan, penipu pula diorang ni.
Patutlah PAS Terengganu tak menang menang. Kalau mereka terus buat kezaliman pada orang yang tidak bermaya seperti Aduka Taruna sebegini, ingatlah bahawa doa orang yang dizalimi tidak ada hijabnya dengan Allah.
Kalau tak suka Aduka tanya, kenapa tak boleh hanya halang sahaja dan kalau setakat guna suara kasar pun, takda masaalah. Kenapa sampai rompak handphone, pukul dan malukan sebegitu? Saya tak faham.
Patutlah Allah SWT tidak beri kemenangan pada PAS Terengganu lagi.
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Sometimes life deals us blows after blows and we end up beaten, derelict and fall victim to our self brought state of rot and decline!
Then a chance spot of revival comes right up to us just like a bus pulling up before the stand and the door swings open, beckoning us to step aboard!
Do we go for it or let such a chance pass us by?
Well, homeless derelict Ted Williams who confesses to having been an alcoholic and drug addict over there in America got just such a chance lately where a reporter happened to chance upon him and got to hear his absolutely fantastic radio announcer golden voice and got the tramp back to where he belongs?
At a radio station that is!
Its feel good news such as this which inspires humankind the world over and makes us take a good look back at our own selfs.
Do we just resign ourselves to being beat and give up on life just because we took the wrong turns or decisions before or do we get right up back where we belong and go all out to make a comeback in life?
I say to Ted Williams ~ Go prove all your critics and yourself wrong mate!
Go for success and make your worried mom proud of you again!!!
All the best for you Ted Williams in 2011!
Go build for yourself a better life and lay off the booze and drugs which left your life in ruins before.
One of our local tv personalities @ Karam Singh Walia got himself in trouble recently when he appeared obviously inebriated in a video that got us Malaysians talking about the consequences for those who make friends with the brew!
Ted Williams, stay sober and speak your heart out!
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Posted: 07 Jan 2011 06:30 AM PST
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Rubingah, the Indonesian maid who had served at Rais Yatim's residence from 1999 until 2007 has finally came out with a denial that should clear the minister's name of any rape allegation.
"I was never raped by Rais as reported by some parties," she said. Read her confession as reported by Gerakan Anti-PKR. Also read this Indonesian news portal here.
Her written statement reads, among others:
"...tidak pernah terjadi upaya pelecehan seksual oleh majikan saya selama bekerja di Malaysia. Saya bekerja selama delapan tahun di rumah Datuk Rais. Selama itu baik-baik saja, tidak pernah ada permasalahan, apalagi terkait perlakuan kasar serta tidak senonoh terhadap saya...".
Hope it helps clear the air, especially the 'row' between Rais and some bloggers who have been attacking him of late.
But still, it wasnt the bloggers who accused Rais. They wrote based on information from the Indonesian media and also Wikileaks.
So, what's next?
Posted: 07 Jan 2011 06:25 AM PST
It seems that the 40 seats which has been mentioned that Pakatan Sarawak will win has made the leaders all getting into some sort of agreement to ensure that they are not left out. DAP Chong, PKR Baru Bian, SNAP Jugol and PKR advisor Tajem will no doubt be eyeing for the seat.
Hang On where does this leave the other Pakatan partner PAS..??
It has got the Pakatan so sure that they will oust CM Taib that PKR information chief said,"YES we are only to happy to facilitate his retirement for him if we win 40 seats."
To further strenthened the message National Vice Chairman of Woman's Wing Voon said for Zuraidah MP for Ampang to say 40 seats which the PR can win is not just shouting aimlessly but they are working towards that to ensure that they meet the target set
Wouldn't PAS feel aggrieved…??
Posted: 07 Jan 2011 05:50 AM PST
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has failed to keep his promise that Teoh Beng Hock's family will know how he died, the slain political aide's sister said today.
Teoh Lee Lan, 30, said she was stunned to learn Najib had today announced a royal commission of inquiry (RCI) would be set up to investigate the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) for possibly violating the rights of witnesses and suspects without saying it would also look into how her brother died while in the anti-graft body's custody.
"I am very disappointed with the announcement the RCI will only investigate MACC's procedures. The RCI he announced today is the same as the one he announced last time. This is not the RCI we want. We want answers. The inquest did not give answers... Who should be responsible for his injuries?" she said while crying at a press conference here this evening.
She pointed out that the coroner had stated there were pre-fall injuries and had singled out the injury to Beng Hock's neck.
She questioned the MACC chief's silence now, noting Datuk Seri Abu Kassim Mohamed had previously said he would respect the inquest verdict.
Lee Lan said Najib had persuaded the family to follow the due process of the law and allow the inquest to be carried out first when they met the PM two years ago after Beng Hock died.
She said the PM personally pledged he would see to it the family will know the circumstances behind Beng Hock's fatal fall.
She remembered witnesses testifying in the inquest that her brother had entered the MACC in good health and without any marks to his neck only to turn up dead hours after being questioned by anti-graft officials.
"They were the ones who were with Beng Hock that night.
"They are suspects."
MACC officers had told the inquest that Beng Hock was the "star witness" in its investigation over claims Selangor executive councillor Ean Yong Hian Wah was misusing state funds.
Beng Hock was Ean Yong's political secretary.
"Najib promised to give us answers. Now got RCI without investigating cause of death. What answer can we get? If no answer, who can tell Er Jia how come his father is not around?" she said, referring to Beng Hock's son who was born in February last year, seven months after the fall.
"I am scared of his promises now," Lee Lan told The Malaysian Insider later.
"Can I ask him: Should I believe you?"
Courtesy of The Malaysian Insider
Posted: 07 Jan 2011 05:46 AM PST
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2011: The Year of Living Dangerously
When a high profile US executive is charged with corruption in a foreign country, United States government uses everything at its disposal to get the executive off the hook. Example being recent Ex VP Cheney's indictment in Nigeria for being responsible in the largest corruption case in that country. The case was solid, but direct intervention by the US government in addition to a large payoff ($250-$500 million) of the government by Haliburton, where Cheney was its CEO during the bribery, forced the Nigerian government to drop all charges.
The global economy is not yet out of the woods. Despite some encouraging signs in the U.S. job market, there are plenty of remaining pitfalls. Just two years removed from the worst recession since the Great Depression, the U.S. and Europe are reducing government spending in hopes that improved balance sheets will restore economic vigor. At the same time, fears of an economic bubble have led China to raise interest rates. As a consequence, the global economy is now walking a tightrope. There is a way forward, but there is little margin for error and the potential fall is a long way.
The natural forces of recovery, assisted in the U.S. by the year-end tax deal, may continue to gather strength, but they will have to do so without another fiscal policy assist from the U.S. and Europe. With debt levels still rising, austerity is the new order of the day, and a government shutdown in the U.S. could occur if Congress fails to act in time to raise the debt ceiling.
If the economy does falter, the U.S. could institute a third round of quantitative easing. While another monetary injection might make U.S. manufacturers more competitive and give a temporary boost to financial markets, its impact on aggregate demand is a matter of legitimate dispute. Rather than boosting real demand for goods and services, it may do little more than fuel speculative bubbles in real estate, stocks, and commodities. Even worse, another round of monetary stimulus might precipitate a run on the dollar and a global financial panic.
If the European debt crisis erupts anew, particularly if the situation in Spain or Italy takes a turn for the worse, the Euro itself could start to unravel, sending a financial shockwave around the world. Similarly, if China's economy should suddenly falter as a result of an inflationary surge or the bursting of a speculative real estate bubble, the entire global economy could be at risk.
Commodity prices also pose a risk. They came roaring back in 2010, and if they continue to rise in 2011 they could easily abort the global recovery. The U.N.'s Food and Agricultural Organization just reported today that its food commodity price index reached a record high in December 2010. Another spike in grain prices could spell trouble for China's efforts to contain inflation, and it could be massively disruptive for countries, like Egypt, that are heavily dependent upon food imports.
Corruption is cancerous to any democratic dispensation earmarked by the rule of law.
The United States knows all too well through spending a staggering $250 million daily in Afghanistan to prop up the corruption-laden administration of President Hamid Karzai. Afghanistan ranks as the second most corrupt nation in the world according to Transparency International.
The most persuasive influence of the United States abroad in promoting democracy and the rule of law is by example.
The United States Department of Justice should act aggressively to bring powerful foreign political figures to account for violating United States anti-corruption laws. The money laundering conviction of Panama's notorious Manuel Noriega is illustrative. In the aftermath, Panama now ranks 73 on Transparency International's corruption index.
If, as the United States Supreme Court held in Nixon v. United States (1973), the President of the United States is not above the law, the United States should not balk at indicting or prosecuting foreign politicians or family members for illegally employing the United States to launder the fruits of corruption. Strict enforcement is especially urgent in the prosecution of foreigners from countries whose judiciaries are politically compromised.
United States Senator Carl Levin amplified during a February 2010 hearing by the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations:
Corruption is a cancer that corrodes the rule of law, undermines economic development, and eats away at the fabric of civil society. In extreme cases, corruption can destabilize communities, and lead to failed states, lawlessness, and terrorism. For the United States, which has so much riding on global stability, corruption is a direct threat to our national interests.
A case in point is that of Nigeria, which ranks on a par with Zimbabwe at 134 on Transparency International's hierarchy of corrupt nations. The stupendous thievery there has provoked violent upheaval in the oil-rich Niger Delta region and given encouragement to Al Qaeda in the Maghreb. Nigerian military dictator Sani Abachi stole and laundered approximately $5 billion in his lifetime with impunity, which seemingly emboldened others. Think about Nigeria's former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar and his fourth wife, Jennifer Douglas Abubakar, a United States citizen. Both were implicated in hundreds of pages of a February 2010 Report of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations in suspect off-shore wire transfers of more than of $40 million into the United States. According to the Report, Jennifer Douglas' personal expenditures ranged up to $90,000 per month.
Mr. Abubakar attributed his substantial wealth to "fortunate investments," such as an ownership interest in "Intels," an oil service company that has grown into one of Nigeria's largest. In Nigeria, however, oil and corruption are synonyms. At present, Mr. Abubakar is seeking the presidential nomination in a primary scheduled by Nigeria's People's Democracy Party in mid-January 2011.
Senator Levin summarized the Report's findings as follows:
…Jennifer Douglas, [was] a U.S. citizen and a wife of Atiku Abubakar, former Vice President and former presidential candidate in Nigeria. From 2000 to 2008, she helped her husband bring more than $40 million in suspect money into the United States through wire transfers from offshore corporations. Ms. Douglas is alleged in a 2008 civil complaint filed by the Securities and Exchange Commission to have received $2.8 million in bribe payments from a German conglomerate, Siemens AG. Siemens has pleaded guilty to criminal charges and settled civil charges related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and told the Subcommittee that it sent payments to her account at Citibank. The Subcommittee located three wire transfers substantiating $1.7 million in payments from Siemens to Ms. Douglas in 2001 and 2002.
Of the $40 million, the Subcommittee traced nearly $25 million in offshore wire transfers into U.S. accounts controlled by Ms. Douglas, provided primarily by three offshore corporations called LetsGo, Sima Holdings, and Guernsey Trust Company. The five banks holding her accounts were generally unaware of Ms. Douglas' PEP status, and did not subject her accounts to enhanced monitoring, despite multiple, incoming wire transfers from Switzerland and Nigeria. One bank took seven years to find out she was a PEP [Politically Exposed Person]; after it did, it reviewed her account activity and closed her accounts.
The United States enacted the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in 1977 (FCPA) to address corruption of foreign officials. It generally prohibits any person, foreign or domestic, from using the instrumentalities of interstate commerce to bribe foreign officials in their performance of official duties. In addition, companies whose securities are listed in the United States must keep books and records that accurately reflect transactions, and maintain internal accounting controls.
But the FCPA has serious shortcomings. It does not punish or otherwise sanction foreign officials who demand or receive bribes. Moreover, it does not address the practice of foreign officials laundering their ill-gotten wealth into the United States while escaping detection because of the difficulties regularly encountered in tracking down the source of their funds within foreign sovereignties. Corrupt governments are poor candidates for welcoming the F.B.I. to investigate incumbents or their political allies for money laundering or otherwise, as the case of the Abubakars demonstrates. Several banks ultimately closed the accounts of Jennifer because the source of huge sums purportedly wired by her husband Atiku could not be verified. It seems puzzling, nevertheless, that the U.S. Department of Justice has apparently neglected to investigate either Atiku or Jennifer for money laundering in violation of 18 U.S. C. 1956. She is a United States citizen; one of her accounts was the proven recipient of bribe money wired by Siemens that occasioned its guilty plea; Atiku was then Vice President; and, his wealth derived substantially from an oil industry investment.
It might be penny wise, but it is certainly pound foolish, for the United States to wink at prima facie cases of money laundering by prominent foreign political figures to advance transient diplomatic or economic objectives. If the United States permits international politics to hijack the rule of law at home, then democracy and rule of law abroad will falter, especially in places like Nigeria where anti-corruption laws are honored more in the breach than in the observance.
Shouldn't the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations be asking the Executive Branch whether foreign diplomacy shipwrecked a Justice Department money laundering investigation of Atiku and Jennifer Abubakar?
* When the MACC Corruption Prevention Panel Chairman, Tan Sri Ramon Navaratnam, declared that AG Gani Patail has been cleared of his relationship with former MAS Chairman, Tajuddin Ramli's proxy, Shahidan Shafie. There was no investigation and yet AG Gani was cleared. This was a bad cover-up.
* When Datuk Mat Zain Ibrahim, former KL CID Chief, has again accused AG Gani Patail and former IGP Musa Hassan of fabrication of DNA evidence against Anwar Ibrahim in Sodomy I. Mat Zain appealed to the Solicitor-General Datuk Idrus Harun to end this old cover-up;
* When the Teoh Beng Hock Coroner's Inquiry returned an open verdict which means the coroner cannot ascertain how Teoh died. If it was not suicide, then it must be homicide. Yet there was no courage to say that openly. This was a lame cover up.
It is shameful that all these cover ups involved the AG's office and the two principal law enforcement agencies of the country, the PDRM and the MACC. The public perceive that there are many more cover ups. The public perceive there is no more check and balance. The public perceive there is only collusion by the people and agencies entrusted to preserve law and order. This is shameful.
That is why Tan Sri Robert Phang took umbrage at Tan Sri Ramon Navaratnam's announcement and resented that the MACC Advisory Panels were being manipulated to be mere rubber stamps to protect and preserve AG Gani Patail's position. Is Robert Phang the lone voice amongst the 30 Board and Panel members of the MACC who attended an MACC confidential meeting? More of them should make their stand. After all, they were selected based on their eminence in society.
Phang is critical of AG Gani Patail. To Phang, a senior public officer like the A-G, who is the country's Top Lawyer, must be free from any form of suspicion of improper conduct. To Phang, AG Gani Patail's conduct is far from satisfactory and Phang would not have the MACC being manipulated to be a fait accompli to AG Gani Patail's wrongdoings.
Eusoff Chin and V.K.Lingam holidaying in New Zealand. It was not just Lingam putting his hand over Eusoff's shoulder, but also Eusuff putting his hand over Lingam's shoulder.
There is a saying that when a fish rots, it always starts at the head. That was the cause of the public furore over the holiday photographs of Chief Justice Mohd Eusoff Chin with lawyer Datuk V.K. Lingam which resulted in a Royal Commission of Inquiry. Unfortunately, despite some damning findings, NOTHING has happened after that. Another cover-ups !
PKFZ and Sime Darby Scandals
It was public pressure that saw some big names being charged in the PKFZ Scandal. The same scene is now unfolding in the Sime Darby Scandal where several senior and top executives are being sued and charged for abuse of powers and corruption.
But the public did not see that happening in the MAS Scandal. Why is that so? Why the big cover-up in MAS? Instead, the public saw a most frightening scene where the key persons investigating the MAS Scandal were brought down in a most brutal fashion.
The Director of Commercial Crimes, Dato' Ramli Yusuff, was stripped of his Commissioner of Police rank, and then tried in the media on false accusations of being "The RM27 Million Cop". In the end, the charge against Dato' Ramli was nowhere near the much publicized RM 27 million but for some small change and for using an aircraft while on official duty in full uniform.
The public saw another frightening scene when a senior lawyer of a premier firm, Rosli Dahlan, was brutalized, publicly paraded in handcuffs and charged for defending Dato' Ramli. Both the trials of Dato' Ramli and Laywer Rosli have disclosed some very disturbing and repulsive conducts of the officers of the AG's Chambers and the MACC in fixing up a bad case.
Both were acquitted without their defence being called and with some damning statements being made by the Judges against the MACC witnesses. Despite the court findings that there were no crimes committed, AG Gani Patail immediately appealed? Why? Was that to serve some ulterior evil motives?
As a matter of priority, wouldn't tax payer's money be better spent to detect and apprehend the real crooks in the MAS Scandal? Why did the MACC and AG Gani Patail spend valuable time, resources and funding to so vociferously go after a Police Director and a lawyer who were unraveling the wrongdoings in MAS? Was that because Dato' Ramli Yusuff and the CCID under him had recommended that Tajuddin should be charged for various offences? This is one big screw up where the good guys got canned and crooks go scot free.
All in the Family
In the report lodged with the MACC by Shahari Sulaiman, the Managing Director of MASKargo, Shahari stated that the main front-man for Tajuddin is Shahidan Shafie who is the first cousin cum adopted brother of Rizana Daud. Tajuddin had appointed Rizana as the Company-Secretary of MAS in order to cover up all his tracks.
Tajuddin trusted Rizana because she is married to his brother, Bistamam Ramli. She is Tajuddin's sister-in-law and by extension, that makes Shahidan as Tajuddin's in-law (the Malay word is ipar-duai). Tajuddin's web of deceit in camouflaging his interest in the companies that fleeced MAS have already been unraveled in the chart provided by Shahari to the MACC which surfaced sometime ago. The links and connection are so clear as follows:
That Shahidan is Tajuddin's proxy is also clear because Shahidan has been named in various court documents filed by Tajuddin's lawyers where Tajuddin is trying to do another deal with the Government. Tajuddin is blackmailing the Government to settle or he will open a bigger can of worms. Tajuddin's lawyers specifically mentioned Shahidan's name as the new shareholder of Naluri Berhad which Tajuddin's former corporate vehicle.
This is just another cover up disguised as a court sanctioned " Global Settlement". The following is page 2 of Tajuddin's lawyer's letter which had already surfaced earlier. And yet the MACC did nothing.
This is just another cover up disguised as a court sanctioned " Global Settlement". The following is page 2 of Tajuddin's lawyer's letter which had already surfaced earlier. And yet the MACC did nothing.
That A-G Gani is compromised in the decision not to institute prosecution against Tajuddin and company in the MAS Scandal is not mere suspicion. The above link can't be any clearer even if it is in Braille to be read by a blind man. Or is MACC feigning ignorance because it is curtailed by A-G Gani Patail?
Then, on November 24, 2010, Raja Petra Kamaruddin (RPK)'s blog, Malaysia-Today,disclosed that A-G Gani Patail and Shahidan Shafie, who is Tajuddin Ramli's proxy, were doing the Haj pilgrimage together in Mecca.
RPK produced Tabung Haji's documents which showed that A-G Gani Patail and his family and Shahidan have the same booking reference, the same Haj package, the same travel itinerary, the same listing. AG Gani's son who is also a government lawyer even twin-shared a room with Shahidan like part of the same family! Is that a mere coincidence?
Just look at the Tabung Haji document(above). Now how did A-G Gani Patail explain this to the satisfaction of the MACC Board and Panels?
Despite all this information, there has been total inaction on the part of the MACC. Had it been anyone else, the MACC would have swooped in to seize documents from Tabung Haji and recorded statements from all connected people.
Had it been anyone else that senior, the MACC would have leaked that news to the press and there would have been a public lynching as what had happened to Dato' Ramli Yusuff, Dato' Mirza Thaiyab (former DG Tourism), Dato' Wahid Don (former DG Immigration) and many others. In this case, there was total silence and total inaction. Was it because it involved A-G Gani Patail?
Then on January 5, Tan Sri Ramon Navaratnam declared that the MACC Board members and Panel Advisers had cleared AG Gani Patail without an investigation. This violates section 7 (b) of the MACC Act, which requires the MACC to detect and investigate:
i) any suspected offence under this Act.
Something is really rotten here. Why the haste to clear A-G Gani Patail? That confidential meeting was clearly an orchestrated event. Ramon Navaratnam then immediately leaked to the mainstream media and even appeared on TV in the comforts of his office to clear AG Gani Patail. The public would not have known what had actually transpired until an infuriated Tan Sri Robert Phang issued a press statement refuting Ramon Navaratnam's version of that confidential meeting.
It seems that Robert Phang is the only voice of conscience left in the MACC. In light of all these hanky panky, Abu Kassim must not be seen as failing to live up to his promise to investigate the big fishes. Otherwise, he should just resign as he had pledged at the 15th Malaysian Law Conference in 2010.
A-G Gani Patail is very powerful [Article 145(3) of the Malaysian Constitution]
All this is happening because there are no checks and balances. Everyone is afraid of A-G Gani Patail because he has become very powerful. He thinks no one can touch him because as the Attorney General of Malaysia, he is vested with absolute discretion under Art. 145(3) of the Federal Constitution over all matters relating to?
the prosecution of an offence. So he alone decides. So he will not allow himself to be investigated what more to be charged. That is what power does to a person. As said by Lord Acton- "Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely".
After the three big cover ups all disclosed in one day, MACC suffers from a serious credibility issue. How can MACC insist it has any integrity left if it continues with this shameful whitewashing of A-G Gani Patail's shenanigans?
Posted: 07 Jan 2011 01:39 AM PST
Posted: 07 Jan 2011 01:52 AM PST
So, Najib makes a grand announcement that there will be a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) regarding Teoh Beng Hock.
wah. good right?
EXCEPT IT'S NOT TO INVESTIGATE HOW HE DIED!
It's to investigate whether TBH's human rights were violated during the MACC investigation.
Were they? Well. I don't know really. I mean. He is….
HE'S DEAD NAJIB, WHILE UNDER MACC CUSTODY!
HOW MUCH MORE VIOLATION OF ONE'S HUMAN RIGHTS CAN THERE BE?
He didn't commit suicide, so somebody is responsible for his death.
Only our govt would form a RCI to answer such a stupid question.
Why is it murders in Malaysia never get solved. People C4 other people, and the courts can't find a single plausible motive. People fall out of buildings while under custody of the government, and nobody can find out why.
Lawyers bribe the top judges in the land, and RCI's come back with?
ps- what is AG up to? review at Shah Alam High Court = dissatisfied that his suicide note didn't hold up? :P
Posted: 07 Jan 2011 01:51 AM PST
the Militarist rule of Japan in the 1920′s and 30′s for parallels. Like the Islamists who indoctrinate children to martyrdom and then exalt that martyrdom,
I think Dr. Ahmad should look at the Militarist rule of Japan in the 1920′s and 30′s for parallels. Like the Islamists who indoctrinate children to martyrdom and then exalt that martyrdom, the Military rulers of Japan inculcated the doctrine of Bushido and surrender-as-disgrace, as well as the glory of dying for the Emperor, who was the Living God to his subjects, into their children. Like Islam's, history of martyrdom, The Bushido philosophy has deep roots within that culture. It is important to understand the roots of how this type of belief systems come together to be better able to counteract and deprogram it.
Here are some starting points for research: Victory At Sea, Suicide For Glory, about the Kamikazr attacks of Okinawa: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3S65aOSE7Y Budo, The Art Of Killing, a Japanese examination of the Martial Arts and Bushido: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJND1O2coXg The Hagakure by Yamamoto Tsunetomo: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hagakure Bushido, The Soul of Japan, by Inazo Nitobe: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bushido:_The_Soul_of_Japan The Bushido Shoshinshu of Taira Shigesuke: http://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Bushido_Shoshinshu Samuraiwiki. A good overall resource to guide you through the historical rise of Bushido with links to more texts and other resources of the Way of the Samurai: http://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Main_Page I hope these help you
As a Palestinian Muslim, I have had enough of this martyrdom poison that hateful clerics infested our youth with. First of all, martyrdom is something granted not taken by force and not in dying while fighting "infidels" who in today's term that means "anyone we hate" Muslim or not. Martyrdom is earned by God when he sees a person who does his/her best to live a decent life, takes care of his/her responsibility AND above all, has a pure heart and harbor no hate for anyone. If that person should die while in the act of worshiping God, that person dies a martyr. Anything opposite of sin is an act of worship, ex. working is the opposite of stealing, therefore those who die while at work from a fallen roof are martyrs not who shoot the roof over their heads and the heads of others. Hamas or Saudi or any human, as these clerics should know, are not the grantors of martyrdom. Furthermore, the Palestinian issue is political. Did these ignorant clerics forget that Jesus (who was a Jew and the father of Christianity) lived and died there? Just because we say all prophets are Muslims (believed in one God) doesn't give us the right to deny others to have a holy town and claim it as our THIRD. Live and let live. Do we bully the world into telling us that we are rights? Is that the plan?
New Year's Day, New York — This week's news reports out of Egypt of a suicide bombing targeting Alexandria's Coptic Christians in a New Years Eve mass are a sobering start to the New Year. At the present time seventeen are reported to have been killed and many more injured. The prevalence of suicide martyrdom operations has now become so commonplace that as a viewership we are badly inured to them. Its worth remembering that the ideology supporting these fanatical attacks may begin long before the bomber reaches adulthood.
Last spring I received a letter from a Saudi father in Jeddah. His twelve-year old daughter had returned home from school that day, casually mentioning that her Saudi teacher had endorsed suicide attacks as permissible in Islam. The matter had been discussed in the context of Palestine. He writes:
He added a link to a video, which had been circulating at the time. It was a highly produced, glossy arrangement featuring a handsome Arab male lead and a young singing companion. The melody was very catchy, and bore repeated viewing very well. The child's angelic voice was sweet and pure, an excellent contrast to the Arab male's heartening and sexy baritone. Dressed head to foot in black, with a dash of designer stubble, he was a no less than a Lebanese Ricky Martin.
I followed the song in translation. The verses were about dying for Palestine, wanting to become bride to the beloved Palestinian soil and looking forward to martyrdom. The pretty five-year-old child was enunciating every word perfectly, in a highly produced, moving hymn to martyrdom.
I sent the link on to a former colleague of mine from Riyadh, now a stay at home mom in Jeddah. Watching the video she realized this was the tune her five-year-old had been singing for weeks. She wrote to me at once to tell me why she recognized the song that her child had been singing.
I asked the mother, how her daughter could have seen the video.
I asked how she handled this as a mom.
Developmental psychologists know that children do not forget. In fact, there may be no other more critical time (when children are forming tenacious attachment to imaginary figures, including God and God-like figures) than the tender ages of five and seven.
Political powers espousing radical contemporary Islam which foster martyrdom as a form of preemptive asymmetric warfare aim to influence children at exactly these ages. The broadcasts of Palestinian's authorities on Hamas TV are an extraordinarily prescient example viewed from an developmental psychological attachment-maturation perspective.
Hamas TV's Sesame Street-like broadcasts have become widespread, hosted by children of similar age broadcast to their peers advocating martyrdom to their child viewership. The shows have an enormous popular appeal and are widely accessible, adding materially to the belief that there is more value in uniting with the non-corporeal entity of God than seeking attachment to any other entity, and that willful death can be the only consummation of such attachment.
As is often said of the media, Hamas TV is not only the OTHER parent, in Gaza it is the ONLY parent. Data gathered by Palestinian Media Watch reveals Hamas TV broadcasts children's programming which routinely dehumanizes Jews ( and by extension Palestinians), murdering Jews and eating them, albeit in puppet form. Organizations likeChildren's Rights Institute are among the first to articulate the exposure of children to such ideology as a form of child abuse. These images and actions are likely therefore to be incorporated into very real and lasting constructs for the preschool Palestinian watching them, effectively enshrining dehumanization at the earliest stages of development. Repetition of content has the effect of both maintaining attention and sustaining retention over prolonged periods of time.
As helpless onlookers, we soothe ourselves by suggesting the martyr bomber is psychiatrically ill, unstable, acting from a position of psychotic break or merely 'brainwashed'. We soothe ourselves without support for this in scientific data, yet we cling to this belief simply because it makes us feel sane, stable, psychologically well and, in contrast, human. Distancing ourselves from the perpetrators enables us to remain safely apart and firmly unshaken in our elite isolations while they are portrayed as increasingly inhuman.
When we think of martyr-suicides within a framework of 'suicide is sick' we avoid the more chilling construct of 'suicide is wrong but rational". By assigning a sick role to the concept of suicide we are spared considerations of its morality and accompanying dilemmas. When suicide is seen as sick it is spared a moral judgment — instead it is seen as essentially amoral. The act is condemned but the perpetrator is not judged, because he or she was 'sick'. Suicide bombing becomes amoral, rather than immoral.
The event — which results in the death of so many — is in fact one of many calculated, considered and measured choices. This is evident in the bomber's preparation before departure for voluntary missions, paying unsettled debts, being unusually tender to family members, preparing a final video-taped exhortation ( which acts as a social contract), donning the clothing, mounting the transportation (which often costs more than the materials which will shortly detonate) and finally choosing the agreed target, evading capture and detonating the explosive. This is a series of calm, considered and fully premeditated, rational acts. Suicide bombing by default is elective, not compelled — elective acts to choose one's own death amidst those of so many others. Suicide bombing therefore is fundamentally immoral against the actions acceptable to wide swathes of humanity, irrespective of faith compass.
The recipients of the attacks — New Yorkers, Londoners, citizens of New Delhi or Bali, Israelis, Iraqis and American forces in Iraq and most recently and ferociously of all — Pakistanis — see the suicide bombing as morally reprehensible, repugnant and fundamentally immoral in a way that overshadows any other immoral event. However from the vantage of societies from which suicide bombers emanate: Palestine, Pakistan, Iraq, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Lebanon (ironically often the very same places targeted for attack) the suicide bombers are seen simultaneously as morally exemplary by segments of society. Such exemplars are they, that they are canonized immediately after death, their funerals become processions, their names bestowed on streets, schools, and computer labs, football teams and entire communities are effectively institutionalized memorials to terror. Such subliminal and overt veneration builds an environment where the moral foundations of a community firmly rest on the decapitated shoulders of martyr-murderers.
While the martyr may have fervent supporters who vigorously sustain these acts, many in the audience attempt to sidestep engagement or comment, forming the silent, reluctant majority. Willing spectators, nonetheless, they seek to remain uninvolved, disengaged, and neutral. This is precisely the group most sought after by the martyrdom operatives because this majority remains available to mobilization. Potentially, their masses can be motivated to fall behind the cause and generate perpetuating vitalizing momentum. The silent majority, therefore, are the most critical component of the societal audience, an audience which today comprises of hundreds of millions if not more.
Conversion is in fact the ultimate goal of the martyr. He seeks to generate greater and greater subscribers to his politico-religious viewpoint through his highly televised, promotional death. When narratives fail to evoke sufficient pathos, or when audiences are saturated and inured to violence and mayhem, such aims fail, and do so categorically.
Explicit accounts, videotapes, cassettes, internet uploaded movie files all seek to ignite the collective guilt and repentance for being less worthy, less pure, less valiant than the martyr. Repeated recitation, canonization, rote ritualization, all are deployed to sear the martyrdom act into societal memory for maximal impact and manipulation. Modern day Islamist terrorists know this and apply it with an almost unparalleled mastery. They add scripture to support their evil rationale. The most often quoted verse from the Quran has become the foundational mantra for modern day contemporary Islamist terrorism.
This verse is perhaps the most direct proof that martyrs are separated from other Muslims, though martyrdom is hardly a central tenet of belief. Instead this verse is to comfort those bereaved during legitimate just warfare deemed (in the words of the Prophet (SAW) 'the lesser Jihad'.
The jihadist literature has taken this verse and distorted its intent to the extreme degree, justifying preemptive acts of terror in the interests of political and ideological gain as a means of inferring martyrdom status on those who perpetrate terror through premeditated suicide attacks.
Ayatollah Khomeini changed modern Muslim attitudes to Islamic martyrdom by focusing on the epicenter of Shi'ism, the martyrdom of Al-Husain. Al Husain was portrayed by Khomeini was a willing martyr rather than a tragic figure doomed to die. In this revision of the ancient martryology, Khomeini catalyzed the evolution of quietist Shi'ism into radicalized, proactive advocates of political martyrdom. Khomeini articulated this equal-opportunity martyrdom crisply.
Other leading Shiite clerics augmented this new, aggressive view:
The color red signifying blood is a central theme. In Gaza, and other disputed territories, sites of suicide attacks are ritually refreshed with lamb's blood to keep this association acute, and vivid, days after the remains have been cleared. Modern poets do that too, revealing the extent to which beliefs about the values of martyrdom have become internalized, globalized and accepted even at the echelons of power is captured in a poem written by the late Saudi Arabian Ambassador to the UK ( 2002) Ghazi- Al- Qusaybi.
Ambassador Qusaybi further underlines the emasculation of collective manhood by singling out a female martyr in the figure of Ayyat Al Akhras who in her final exoneration videotaped before her suicide attack asked " Where are the Arab Leaders?" and "I am going to fight instead of the sleeping Arab armies who are watching Palestinian girls fighting alone,".
Reviewing the literature over past months around these areas has been deeply unsatisfying, posing more questions than revealing answers. In the process, I have discovered myself firmly on an insurmountable boundary as defined by modern Muslim martyrdom: on the side of the denouncers. This in itself is a source of deep personal discomfort since it separates me from much of the most vociferous kinship of the modern global Ummah endorsing unconditional support of the Palestinian Cause, overlooking the moral dilemmas this poses for a believing Muslim.
Separation of Muslim from Muslim within Islam is a highly charged, lonely, and negatively regarded position for a Muslim to take, but some of us must choose this place of exile if we are to go on being believing Muslims. And so, if exile is my only salvation, I must choose it.
This article first appeared in Dutch National Trouw on December 11th 2010, edited by Ms. Andrea Bosman, translated by Ms.Sarah Lawson. The article is an extract from my Templeton-Cambridge thesis submitted for the 2010 Templeton-Cambridge Fellowship in Journalism, Science and Religion.
The death of Salman Taseer, the governor of Punjab, has brought Pakistan to the forefront of world affairs in a way that 20 million displaced Pakistani flood victims could not. In August, Taseer told the BBC of the need for urgent international aid to reach flood victims in his state after some $2 billion to $3 billion worth of crops were destroyed, including 260,000 hectares of cotton and rice, maize and other cash crops. Taseer warned that the floods had hit some of the most poverty stricken areas of rural Punjab, which he described as "a breeding ground for potential recruitment" by religious extremists. International aid was important, he said, because "this is the kind of nest which can grow the vipers".
Ironically, this extremism was Taseer's undoing. He was shot by a member of his own security detail. The assassin reportedly told investigators that he killed Taseer due to the politician's opposition to Pakistan's blasphemy laws.
Taseer was a complex political figure. His political mentor was the father of Benazir Bhutto, who was executed after a show trial conducted by a US-backed military dictator. Years later, Taseer served as a minister in a caretaker government appointed by another US-backed military dictator. General Pervez Musharraf, who many Pakistanis not-so-affectionately label as "Busharraf", appointed Taseer as governor of Punjab in 2008.
Many Western observers describe Taseer as "a liberal politician". In a sense, he was more liberal than other members of Pakistan's wealthy elite. He belonged to the ruling Pakistan People's Party of the late Benazir Bhutto. He opposed various religiously inspired provisions of the Pakistan Criminal Code that entered the statute books during Bhutto's reign and which she did not oppose to gain support from religious parties.
These provisions included laws that made it an offence to engage in acts deemed blasphemous. The laws typically were used against members of Pakistan's religious minorities. Among the most vulnerable minorities are the Sikhs. Before Pakistan was carved out of colonial India in 1947, Punjab was a land where followers of many faiths flourished. Guru Nanak, the founder of the Sikh faith, emerged from this area. Punjab is the final resting place to numerous Sufi Muslim saints, and was also where any number of less orthodox Muslim sects were born.
The partition of India saw a splitting of Punjabi society. Millions of Sikhs and Hindus rushed in one direction to the Indian side of the border, while millions of Muslims rushed in the other direction. A million people of all faiths lost their lives. One Sikh who managed to escape was Amarjit Singh who was to become a brigadier in the Indian army. Amarjit's daughter Tavleen Singh became a respected Indian journalist. In 1980, she had an affair with Taseer and they had a son named Aatish, who was reared in his mother's Sikh household in Delhi.
In his 2009 book Stranger to History: A Son's Journey Through Islamic Lands, Aatish Taseer writes that his father's version of Islam was less about religious observance and more a kind of pan-Muslim nationalism. Certainly, Salman Taseer preferred to keep his relationship with an Indian Sikh journalist and his illegitimate child secret given the effects such a scandal would have on his political career.
At the same time, he championed the rights of Christian and other minorities and openly took on the powerful religious parties that backed blasphemy laws. Over the years, these laws have been used to harass and victimise Pakistani Christians. Among them is Aasia Bibi, a 45-year-old Christian mother of five from rural Punjab, who is in custody for alleged blasphemy against the prophet Muhammad. Her supporters claim that the allegations arose from personal disputes with other women in her village.
Taseer and his daughters visited Aasia Bibi after she had been in custody for some 18 months. He described Aasia Bibi's punishment as "harsh and oppressive" and appealed to the Pakistani President for a pardon. Taseer also described the prosecution of poor members of religious minorities as a mockery of Pakistan's Islamic heritage.
Few Pakistani politicians have had the courage to oppose such laws so openly and brazenly. Religious law has become a tool of state-sanctioned oppression of the most vulnerable of all faiths. Congregations of attention-seeking imams join forces with corrupt police to arrest and even kill alleged blasphemers on the flimsiest of evidence. Personal scores and commercial disputes are dealt with in this irrational manner.
Pakistan's religious right, along with their supporters in the small business sector, had called for Taseer to be sacked. Pakistan's The News International reported that 100 activists from the Tehrik Tahaffuz-e-Khatm-e-Nabuwat (Movement for the Preservation of the Doctrine of Finality of Prophethood) rallied and cheered after Taseer's slaying. They carried placards and handed out sweets.
On New Year's Eve, Taseer sent this message into Twitterspace: "I was under huge pressure sure 2 cow down b4 rightest pressure on blasphemy. Refused. Even if I'm the last man standing". It remains to be seen whether any other politician will be brave enough to stand in the way of Pakistan's religious right.
Irfan Yusuf is an associate editor of altmuslim.com, an attorney, and the author of Once Were Radicals: My Years As A Teenage Islamo-fascist.
Posted: 07 Jan 2011 12:47 AM PST
Seasoned politicians will tell you that one of the most difficult thing about being in Government is the need to plan far into the future and the necessity of bridging the very wide chasm between that and the, almost always, opposite, short term demands of the people.
It's a bit like fulfilling a delivery order really. For example we can liken Government's duty to delivering 1000 crates of golden egg laying chicken from Johor Bharu to Penang at 9am on January 14 2011.
The priority is to deliver the goods on time and in good condition and if at all possible according to all laid out plans. If there is delay, just make sure that it arrives in good condition within reasonable delay, if more delay is unavoidable please deliver the chickens before they all perish.
Along the way we will encounter roadworks, accidents, inclement weather, horrible traffic jams, we know chickens cannot stand heat so you plan the journey to suit the particular needs of the goods to be delivered. You get the idea.
The objective of the exercise is the agenda while the trip itself is the work one has to do to achieve the agenda.
Greenhorn politicians like Zaid Ibrahim fall into the gap easily because they look too far ahead and never at the obstacles that block their next step. They get lost in daydreams about delivering the goods to Penang that they fail to see the stalled lorry in front so he rammed into it and ruins his chances of ever delivering the goods.
But at least Zaid Ibrahim had an agenda and just failed to come down to earth once in a while to make sure that the path ahead is not going to kill him.
Khalid Ibrahim on the other hand is a fool of a politician who worked without a clear long term plan and reacted to every event as if it was the end of the world, he jumped around like a monkey every time something cropped up and did not spend enough time thinking.
Khalid is on a roadtrip, just cruising and enjoying he cruise, he really has no destination, he is enjoying the drive so much because he thinks the trip is the destination...people on a cruise to nowhere get really angry with traffic jams and obstacles along the way because they only care about the drive... When we are on the way back to our hometown we expect obstacles, traffic conditions, inclement weather and all sorts of trouble and when we encounter them we turn up the radio, rub our chin and think about alternative ways to see our family.
We get a bit annoyed but we get over it.
Khalid Ibrahim gets very cross with anything that stops smooth progress and right now he is seen jumping up and down at the roadside in a traffic jam, cursing at the police and everyone he can think of.
The Datuk Kushrin issue is case in point. The appointment of the State Sec is no issue at all.
This has happened for 20 years in Kelantan and never have we heard Nik Aziz squeaked about anything. Why? because Nik Aziz, for all his failings in promoting development in Kelantan stuck true to his promise of not being corrupt.
Sure the current case with his son in law, Ariffahmi is a big blot on his reputation but in general the old man has resisted the temptation to rake millions from state coffers and build himself a mansion. But like they say, iman is not inherited and so maybe his kids or kids in law are not as steadfast and want to make a few quick bucks.
In Selangor we have an MB with commendable management credentials and he is left to handle the richest state in the country, nothing should go wrong, everything should run perfectly, if he had cleaned up the state of corruption and improved its efficiency then we would actually see some extraordinary progress that the Opposition is always keen to promise voters when they are in power.
and yet we see no such happening in Selangor.
Leaving aside Khalid's lacklustre performance, stories about the state government officially funding a street demonstration has begun to surface and this is certainly a possible discredit to the MB but may be a valid and legal reason for him to lose his job.
a Menteri Besar cannot, under whatever circumstances be seen to officially condone acts that contravene the Public order Act.
He can very well mobilise PKR or DAP or PAS to organise and fund the demonstration but for the state to actually be paying for leaflets and banners and speakers to incite the people, that is unheard of.
Many think that this is just the tip of the iceberg of a catalogue of errors and stupidity that Khalid may have racked up under the control of DAP.
I say DAP because the pattern is similar to the one in Perak and Penang where the state Government is seen as very confrontational with all sides, including the palace, civil service and Federal Government.
You don't see the same problem in Kedah or Kelantan do we? In fact in Kelantan the biggest uproar took place when DAP decided to leave the coalition in the state because Ustaz Azizan finally issued the demolition order for an illegal pig slaughterhouse in the middle of Alor Setar.
You see again the pattern of being confrontational wherever DAP is involved.
In Selangor, Khalid should have just kept mum about the appointment and took the Sultan's confidence, like Nik Aziz did so successfully in Kelantan and allow the Palace to exert pressure on the SS if he is deemed to be doing anything that is detrimental to the state. After all it is His Highness' state of Selangor.
By going against the palace DAP knows that they are taking yet another step towards achieving their agenda of destroying all Malay vestiges of power.
Khalid failed to see even that basic premise and play along with DAP's proddings...
Khalid stood before the possibility of glory and turned it into a pig's breakfast, he had a chance to show Malaysia what Pakatan can do with a rich and powerful state and convince the rest of the country to vote for them but instead he showed the country that politicians are all the same, no matter their persuasion .....what a waste
Posted: 07 Jan 2011 12:45 AM PST
Friday January 7, 2011
Other takeover offers unlikely for PLUS
By SHARIDAN M. ALI
Posted: 07 Jan 2011 12:25 AM PST
Parti Islam Se-Malaysia (PAS) menganggap bahawa krisis perlantikan
Perlu diketahui bahawa segala peraturan pengurusan perjawatan dan
Mereka sepatutnya mengambilkira budi bicara dalam membuat pelantikan, dengan
Kita semua menyedari bahawa UMNO-BN tidak pernah menghormati undang-undang
PAS juga ingin mengingatkan kepada UMNO-BN, bahawa langkah apa sekalipun
*Dato' Seri Tuan Guru Abdul Hadi Awang*
Parliamentary Research Head
KeADILan Parliamentary Research Unit
Office of the Leader of the Opposition
Level 14, Tower Block
Parliament of Malaysia
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