Thursday, March 31, 2011

THE PSYCHOLOGY BEHIND INDIGNITY IGP ISMAIL OMAR PLEASE SPARE US THE AGONY, JUST SENT YOUR ENCOUNTER TEAM LIKE 1998 BUT THIS NO ARREST JUST A BULLET

THE PSYCHOLOGY BEHIND INDIGNITY IGP ISMAIL OMAR PLEASE SPARE US THE AGONY, JUST SENT YOUR ENCOUNTER TEAM LIKE 1998 BUT THIS NO ARREST JUST A BULLET


THE PSYCHOLOGY BEHIND INDIGNITY IGP ISMAIL OMAR PLEASE SPARE US THE AGONY, JUST SENT YOUR ENCOUNTER TEAM LIKE 1998 BUT THIS NO ARREST JUST A BULLET

Posted: 31 Mar 2011 03:42 PM PDT

Posted by muslimmalaysia786

IGP Ismail Omar: Do What is Right
Given these clear provisions of the Law, I would like to see some action and genuine legal advice from A-G Gani Patail to IGP Ismail Omar. Already Ismail Omar has failed the first test when he opened his mouth to make this no brainer retort to reporters -  "What offence (did they commit), you tell me?" when asked why the Trio were not arrested.
Last week I asked Ismail Omar to wake up and do the right thing. Obviously Ismail Omar needs some guidance on the provisions of the Law as to the kinds of offences that this case can come under. Granted that an IGP may not know all the Laws of the country. However, Ismail Omar is a law graduate himself and the Penal Code is the principal Law of the country for criminal offences. Thus, I find it alarming that the IGP does not know these basic laws. So, I will ask Ismail again- Please wake up, the Rakyat is watching you!
I would like to conclude this piece by reproducing the Press Statement by my friend, Anti-Corruption Crusader Tan Sri Robert Phang. Once again, I call on our leadership – Stop this Gutter Politics!

Ishrat Jahan Shamim Raza (1985 – 15 June 2004) was an Indian teenager who was killed in Ahmedabad in 2004 in a police encounter along with three others. The police claimed she was an islamist terrorist.The encounter was later alleged to have been staged.[1][2][3]
The encounter was carried out by a team of Ahmedabad Crime Branch led by DIG D.G. Vanjara. The police alleged that all four were Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) operatives involved in a plot to assassinate the then Chief Minister of Gujarat, Narendra Modi. This is a pattern that matches the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter.[4]

Ishrat Jahan was a second year Bachelor of Science student at Mumbai's Guru Nanak Khalsa College.[5] She was the second of 7 siblings. Her lower middle class family, hailing from Bihar, lived in the Rashid compound in the Muslim-dominated area of Mumbra in Thane district in Mumbai. Having lost her father two years before her own death, Ishrat taught tuition and did embroidery work to support her family.
[edit]Death

Ishrat had left her house on 12 June 2004, three days before she was killed. On 15 June 2004, the Gujarat police stated that Ishrat, along with three other people, had been gunned down near Ahmedabad by a police team belonging to the Detection of Crime Branch (DCB).[6][7] According to the police, her companions were: Javed Ghulam Sheikh alias Pranesh Kumar Pillai (Pune), Jishan Johar alias Abdul Ghani of Gujranwala, Pakistan and Amjad Ali Akbarali Rana alias Salim of Haveli Diwan, Pakistan. [8] They were allegedly killed after the police chased their blue Tata Indica car.
The police claimed that all four were connected with the Pakistan-based terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba and were in Gujarat to assassinate Narendra Modi, in order to avenge the communal riots of 2002 which had led to the deaths of numerous Muslims.[7]
The police team was led by then Deputy Commissioner of Police Dhananjay G. Vanzara, who was later jailed for involvement in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter killing.[9][10]
[edit]Aftermath

In a news report published in Lahore-based Ghazwa Times (considered to be a mouthpiece of the LeT), Lashkar-e-Taiba claimed that Ishrat was its operative, and was with her "husband" at the time of her death.[11] In a media report published by Ghazwa Times of Lahore, LeT said that Ishrat Jahan was indeed an activist of the organization. 'Ghazwa Times' had stated on its website that "veil of Ishrat Jahan, a woman LeT operative, was removed by Gujarat police and her body kept with other mujahideens".[12] Later in May, 2007 Jama't-ud-Da'wah retracted this and offered an apology to Ishrat's family saying that the earlier report, based on news about Ishrat Jahan from Indian newspapers, was a "journalistic mistake".[13]
However, Ishrat's family insisted that she was innocent and was not involved with LeT. Her funeral procession was attended by over 10,000 people in Mumbra, and the Samajwadi Party state President Abu Azmi said that he would demand a CBI probe into the killings.[14]
The police officer D.G. Vanzara, who led the encounter was later jailed for his involvement in another controversial encounter; see 2007 Gujarat fake encounter controversy. This resulted in an investigation into the encounter involving Ishrat. In August 2009, an Ahmedabad Metropolitan court ruled that the killing of Ishrat Jehan was a fake encounter,[3] and Ishrat's family stated that she was not connected with LeT at all.
[edit]Headley's revealing

On 5 July 2010, the Pakistan-born American terrorist David Headley, the mastermind behind the 2008 Mumbai attacks, claimed that Ishrat was indeed a Lashkar-e-Taiba operative.[1] When questioned by the National Investigation Agency, Headley claimed that Ishrat was a fidayeen[15] recruited by top Lashkar commander Muzammil who was in charge of LeT's operations in India till 2007.[15]
[edit]Allegations of fake encounter

The Gujarat government has faced strong criticism by human rights groups for anti-Muslim human rights violations, following the communal riots of 2002.[6] There have been several police encounter deaths in the Gujarat, three of which have been attributed to attempts to kill Narendra Modi in retaliation for the alleged involvement of the state machinery in the riots. Human rights activists have alleged that many of these alleged encounters actually happen in police custody.[16] They claim that there is a pattern that many of these encounters follow: they always take place in the wee hours of the morning in a deserted area, with no witnesses; a vigorous exchange of fire results in the deaths of all the terrorists, while the police receive no injuries; and the diary of the accused is often recovered, and contains incriminating evidence.[4]
In Ishrat's case, the Gujarat police claimed to have received information on the assassination plot from the Mumbai police. The Mumbai police however denied there was any such information.[4] According to PUCL, the Gujarat police did not follow normal procedures in their investigations. No FIR was lodged with the local area police station where the encounter occurred,no charge sheet, no inquest report, and no witness statement.[4] No bullet marks or damage was observed on the road or surrounding area.[4]
Several of the policemen held responsible for the death of Ishrat Raza faced trial in connection with the killing of Sohrabuddin Sheikh and his wife in a staged encounter in 2005.
[edit]S P Tamang report
A judicial probe into the incident found the four were killed in police custody. It implicated a number of top police officials for the deaths, which were allegedly staged in order to win promotions and rewards.[6] Metropolitan Magistrate S P Tamang's probe report submitted in the metropolitan court Ahmedabad on 7 September 2009 said the four persons were killed in cold blood in police custody.[6][17] The report was released to the media by Mukul Sinha, who is the advocate of Shamima, Ishrat's mother. Separately, her petition led the high court to constitute a police team, headed by Additional Director General of Police Pramod Kumar to look into the incident.[18]
In the 243-page report, Tamang named the "encounter specialist" of the Gujarat police, the then head of the DCB, D.G. Vanzara, among others, as the accused in the "cold-blooded murder" of Ishrat and three others.[7][10]
Tamang's report said the Crime Branch police kidnapped Ishrat and the others from Mumbai on 12 June 2004 and brought them to Ahmedabad. The four were killed on the night of June 14 in police custody, but the police claimed that an "encounter" took place the next morning on the outskirts of Ahmedabad. Rigor mortis had set in between 11 p.m. and midnight the previous night, indicating that the police had later shot bullets into Ishrat's body to substantiate the encounter theory.[7]
Tamang said there was no evidence to link the victims with the LeT. There was also nothing to indicate that they had come to Gujarat to kill Modi.[7] The report said explosives, rifles and other weapons allegedly found in the car, and the weapons found on their person were all planted by the police.[7]
Claiming that the police officers were motivated by their personal interests in getting promotions and appreciation from the Chief Minister, Tamang included a list of top police officers, whom he held responsible. It includes Vanzara and his then deputy Narendra K. Amin, both of whom were already arrested in the Sohrabuddin encounter killing case. The list also included K.R. Kaushik, who was then the Ahmedabad Police Commissioner, P.P. Pandey, who was then the chief of the Crime Branch, and another alleged encounter specialist Tarun Barot.[7]
The Gujarat High Court stayed the Tamang report on 9 Sept 2009 but said that Special Investigation Team appointed by the Court can use the report.
[edit]Reaction
The probe into Ishrat Raza's death was ordered after her family protested her innocence, and the Mumbai police said she had no criminal background, and their investigation did not find anything that could implicate her.[6] A number of politicians and the Maharashtra State Minorities Commission demanded an inquiry.[9]
The Gujarat government said it would challenge the report of the metropolitan magistrate. According to the government, the accused were not given an opportunity to present their side of the arguments.
[edit]Special Investigation Team
The Gujarat high court on Friday said that the Ishrat Jahan staged shootout case was of national importance and directed that police witnesses should be placed where they would not be working as subordinates to officials linked to the case. Appointing senior advocate Yogesh Lakhani as amicus curiae related stories.
SIT member says Ishrat Jahan encounter was fake on the plea of Karnail Singh, the chief of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the killing of Mumbai college student Ishrat Jahan in an alleged staged shoot-out, the court also asked the probe team to behave professionally. The development came after a member of the SIT, Satish Verma brought to the fore the difference of opinions among the SIT members.
A bench comprising Justices Jayant Patel and Abhilasha Kumari directed the SIT members not to behave as amateurs and be disciplined. The bench in an oral order passed on Friday said that the decisions shall be taken in unanimity and acted upon accordingly.
The court however said that if there was a difference of opinion among the members then the opinion of majority would be acted upon. But it made it clear that the opinion of minority in taking the decision shall be considered and taken note of.
Karnail Singh had sought appointment of amicus curiae for the SIT to deal with the legal issues that may arise during the investigation. He Friday addressed the court on the issue of difference of opinions.
Singh told the court that the affidavit filed by Verma earlier was painful to him. He said there was no chain of command, no code of conduct or defined powers and responsibilities among the members of the SIT.
Verma, however, in his reply posed a question to the court that whether an investigation should be a controlled investigation or a dynamic and progressive one.
The court agreed to Verma's contention and said, "This investigation cannot be controlled from Delhi."
The court opined that the case was of national importance and for handling such case and to keep up the spirit of its order, the members must have the team spirit.
Doubting that the pressure was built on members, the court said, "It seems that external forces are working within the SIT."
For protection of witnesses working with the police force, the court has directed the government to place them where they would not be working as subordinates of those cops who are directly or indirectly involved in the alleged staged shootout case.
[19] [20] [21]
The court has directed the SIT to file progress report in two months and posted the matter on April 8.

UPDATE2 Police have served a notice on Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim, demanding that he appear at the Ampang district police station for interrogation over a ceramah or political lecture he gave last Friday.
Anwar, the de-facto head of both the Pakatan Rakyat coalition and PKR party, had spoken on how Prime Minister Najib Razak's government and the Umno elite had tried to frame him as being the man caught on a video tape having sex with a female prostitute.
He has previously accused Najib and cousin Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein of abetting the conspiry to kill his political career. In his speech last Friday night, he had said the PM and wife Rosmah Mansor "tak berani berdepan dengan kita" (did not dare face the people).[Scroll below for the video]
Back to the wall after the video tape boomeranged on the conspirators as most Malaysians opted to believe Anwar rather than Najib, the Umno elite are not expected to retreat given that they hold the upperhand in terms of control over the police and the judiciary.
According to PKR leaders, more incredulous plots and actions can be expected in the days to come.
"This new investigation on Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim is under s.4(1) of the Sedition Act 1948 and s.27(5) of the Police Act 1967," PKR vice president and human rights lawyer N Surendran said in a statement out on Thursday.
"These are both draconian amd unconstitutional laws which are regularly used by the Barisan Nasional goverment to prevent freedom of speech and freedom of assembly."
According to Surendran, the police notice under Section 111 of the Criminal Procedure Code was served on Anwar on Thursday and they had wanted him to appear at the station at 10.30am today.
Surendran told Malaysia Chronicle that Anwar was still in Sarawak and due to return only after nomination day for the state polls on April 6. "We will arrange another date," Surendran said.
Abuse of power
On March 25, at a gathering in Taman Melawati, police and FRU personnmel had tried to bar Anwar from speaking to the crowd. They limited his speech to 15 minutes but when they went up on stage to interrupt him after only 13 minutes had elapsed, the crowd turned unruly.
Upset by the police high-handedness, Anwar's supporters got into a fight with the police and several were arrested.
"Police had unlawfully disrupted this ceramah just as Anwar was speaking, made several unlawful arrests and assaulted the Gombak MP and PKR deputy president Azmin Ali," said Surendran.
"This new investigation on Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim is politically motivated, in bad faith and a blatant abuse of police powers. We ask that this baseless investigation be ended immediately and all those responsible for instituting it be brought to justice for abuse of power, no mattter how high or powerful they may be. "
So far, Azmin who is also the Gombak MP, Hulu Kelang assemblyman Saari Sungib and Batu Caves assemblyman Amiruddin Shaari have been hauled up and had their statements taken on Wednesday.
On Sunday night, some 20 to 30 police swooped down and surrounded Azmin's home just to serve the Notice 111 on him. The PKR No. 2 has given the police 48 hours to apologize failing which he will sue them for intimidation and wrongful conduct.
"The gathering was peaceful and organised but it became chaotic when the police started to come in and provoked the peaceful function," insisted Azmin.
Royal Commission of Inquiry
Meanwhile, Surendran call for a Royal Commission of Inquiry into police abuse of power to be formed.
"We note that the BN continues in its immoral and unlawful quest to undermine the rule of law and turn this nation into a police state. It is clear that they are prepared to use every underhand and unlawful means to perpetuate their grip on the country and to stay in power indefinitely," he said.
"In our parliamentary democracy, it is the constitutionally protected role of the Opposition Leader to scrutinize, check and criticize government policies and actions. Abusing and manipulating state powers to target, harass and intimidate the Opposition Leader is nothing short of an attack on our democratic system.
"We also ask that  a Royal Commission be formed for the purpose of inquiring into the decades long abuse of police and prosecutorial powers by the Barisan Nasional in order to attack, discredit, criminalize and imprison the political opposition,civil society activists and others who have been critical of the government."
 
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The Psychology Behind Indignity IGP ISMAIL OMAR PLEASE SPARE US THE AGONY, JUST SENT YOUR ENCOUNTER TEAM LIKE 1998 BUT THIS NO ARREST JUST A BULLET

Posted: 31 Mar 2011 03:02 PM PDT

The Psychology Behind Indignity IGP ISMAIL OMAR PLEASE SPARE US THE AGONY, JUST SENT YOUR ENCOUNTER TEAM LIKE 1998 BUT THIS NO ARREST JUST A BULLET

IGP Ismail Omar: Do What is Right
Given these clear provisions of the Law, I would like to see some action and genuine legal advice from A-G Gani Patail to IGP Ismail Omar. Already Ismail Omar has failed the first test when he opened his mouth to make this no brainer retort to reporters -  "What offence (did they commit), you tell me?" when asked why the Trio were not arrested.
Last week I asked Ismail Omar to wake up and do the right thing. Obviously Ismail Omar needs some guidance on the provisions of the Law as to the kinds of offences that this case can come under. Granted that an IGP may not know all the Laws of the country. However, Ismail Omar is a law graduate himself and the Penal Code is the principal Law of the country for criminal offences. Thus, I find it alarming that the IGP does not know these basic laws. So, I will ask Ismail again- Please wake up, the Rakyat is watching you!
I would like to conclude this piece by reproducing the Press Statement by my friend, Anti-Corruption Crusader Tan Sri Robert Phang. Once again, I call on our leadership – Stop this Gutter Politics!

Ishrat Jahan Shamim Raza (1985 – 15 June 2004) was an Indian teenager who was killed in Ahmedabad in 2004 in a police encounter along with three others. The police claimed she was an islamist terrorist.The encounter was later alleged to have been staged.[1][2][3]
The encounter was carried out by a team of Ahmedabad Crime Branch led by DIG D.G. Vanjara. The police alleged that all four were Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) operatives involved in a plot to assassinate the then Chief Minister of Gujarat, Narendra Modi. This is a pattern that matches the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter.[4]

Ishrat Jahan was a second year Bachelor of Science student at Mumbai's Guru Nanak Khalsa College.[5] She was the second of 7 siblings. Her lower middle class family, hailing from Bihar, lived in the Rashid compound in the Muslim-dominated area of Mumbra in Thane district in Mumbai. Having lost her father two years before her own death, Ishrat taught tuition and did embroidery work to support her family.
[edit]Death

Ishrat had left her house on 12 June 2004, three days before she was killed. On 15 June 2004, the Gujarat police stated that Ishrat, along with three other people, had been gunned down near Ahmedabad by a police team belonging to the Detection of Crime Branch (DCB).[6][7] According to the police, her companions were: Javed Ghulam Sheikh alias Pranesh Kumar Pillai (Pune), Jishan Johar alias Abdul Ghani of Gujranwala, Pakistan and Amjad Ali Akbarali Rana alias Salim of Haveli Diwan, Pakistan. [8] They were allegedly killed after the police chased their blue Tata Indica car.
The police claimed that all four were connected with the Pakistan-based terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba and were in Gujarat to assassinate Narendra Modi, in order to avenge the communal riots of 2002 which had led to the deaths of numerous Muslims.[7]
The police team was led by then Deputy Commissioner of Police Dhananjay G. Vanzara, who was later jailed for involvement in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter killing.[9][10]
[edit]Aftermath

In a news report published in Lahore-based Ghazwa Times (considered to be a mouthpiece of the LeT), Lashkar-e-Taiba claimed that Ishrat was its operative, and was with her "husband" at the time of her death.[11] In a media report published by Ghazwa Times of Lahore, LeT said that Ishrat Jahan was indeed an activist of the organization. 'Ghazwa Times' had stated on its website that "veil of Ishrat Jahan, a woman LeT operative, was removed by Gujarat police and her body kept with other mujahideens".[12] Later in May, 2007 Jama't-ud-Da'wah retracted this and offered an apology to Ishrat's family saying that the earlier report, based on news about Ishrat Jahan from Indian newspapers, was a "journalistic mistake".[13]
However, Ishrat's family insisted that she was innocent and was not involved with LeT. Her funeral procession was attended by over 10,000 people in Mumbra, and the Samajwadi Party state President Abu Azmi said that he would demand a CBI probe into the killings.[14]
The police officer D.G. Vanzara, who led the encounter was later jailed for his involvement in another controversial encounter; see 2007 Gujarat fake encounter controversy. This resulted in an investigation into the encounter involving Ishrat. In August 2009, an Ahmedabad Metropolitan court ruled that the killing of Ishrat Jehan was a fake encounter,[3] and Ishrat's family stated that she was not connected with LeT at all.
[edit]Headley's revealing

On 5 July 2010, the Pakistan-born American terrorist David Headley, the mastermind behind the 2008 Mumbai attacks, claimed that Ishrat was indeed a Lashkar-e-Taiba operative.[1] When questioned by the National Investigation Agency, Headley claimed that Ishrat was a fidayeen[15] recruited by top Lashkar commander Muzammil who was in charge of LeT's operations in India till 2007.[15]
[edit]Allegations of fake encounter

The Gujarat government has faced strong criticism by human rights groups for anti-Muslim human rights violations, following the communal riots of 2002.[6] There have been several police encounter deaths in the Gujarat, three of which have been attributed to attempts to kill Narendra Modi in retaliation for the alleged involvement of the state machinery in the riots. Human rights activists have alleged that many of these alleged encounters actually happen in police custody.[16] They claim that there is a pattern that many of these encounters follow: they always take place in the wee hours of the morning in a deserted area, with no witnesses; a vigorous exchange of fire results in the deaths of all the terrorists, while the police receive no injuries; and the diary of the accused is often recovered, and contains incriminating evidence.[4]
In Ishrat's case, the Gujarat police claimed to have received information on the assassination plot from the Mumbai police. The Mumbai police however denied there was any such information.[4] According to PUCL, the Gujarat police did not follow normal procedures in their investigations. No FIR was lodged with the local area police station where the encounter occurred,no charge sheet, no inquest report, and no witness statement.[4] No bullet marks or damage was observed on the road or surrounding area.[4]
Several of the policemen held responsible for the death of Ishrat Raza faced trial in connection with the killing of Sohrabuddin Sheikh and his wife in a staged encounter in 2005.
[edit]S P Tamang report
A judicial probe into the incident found the four were killed in police custody. It implicated a number of top police officials for the deaths, which were allegedly staged in order to win promotions and rewards.[6] Metropolitan Magistrate S P Tamang's probe report submitted in the metropolitan court Ahmedabad on 7 September 2009 said the four persons were killed in cold blood in police custody.[6][17] The report was released to the media by Mukul Sinha, who is the advocate of Shamima, Ishrat's mother. Separately, her petition led the high court to constitute a police team, headed by Additional Director General of Police Pramod Kumar to look into the incident.[18]
In the 243-page report, Tamang named the "encounter specialist" of the Gujarat police, the then head of the DCB, D.G. Vanzara, among others, as the accused in the "cold-blooded murder" of Ishrat and three others.[7][10]
Tamang's report said the Crime Branch police kidnapped Ishrat and the others from Mumbai on 12 June 2004 and brought them to Ahmedabad. The four were killed on the night of June 14 in police custody, but the police claimed that an "encounter" took place the next morning on the outskirts of Ahmedabad. Rigor mortis had set in between 11 p.m. and midnight the previous night, indicating that the police had later shot bullets into Ishrat's body to substantiate the encounter theory.[7]
Tamang said there was no evidence to link the victims with the LeT. There was also nothing to indicate that they had come to Gujarat to kill Modi.[7] The report said explosives, rifles and other weapons allegedly found in the car, and the weapons found on their person were all planted by the police.[7]
Claiming that the police officers were motivated by their personal interests in getting promotions and appreciation from the Chief Minister, Tamang included a list of top police officers, whom he held responsible. It includes Vanzara and his then deputy Narendra K. Amin, both of whom were already arrested in the Sohrabuddin encounter killing case. The list also included K.R. Kaushik, who was then the Ahmedabad Police Commissioner, P.P. Pandey, who was then the chief of the Crime Branch, and another alleged encounter specialist Tarun Barot.[7]
The Gujarat High Court stayed the Tamang report on 9 Sept 2009 but said that Special Investigation Team appointed by the Court can use the report.
[edit]Reaction
The probe into Ishrat Raza's death was ordered after her family protested her innocence, and the Mumbai police said she had no criminal background, and their investigation did not find anything that could implicate her.[6] A number of politicians and the Maharashtra State Minorities Commission demanded an inquiry.[9]
The Gujarat government said it would challenge the report of the metropolitan magistrate. According to the government, the accused were not given an opportunity to present their side of the arguments.
[edit]Special Investigation Team
The Gujarat high court on Friday said that the Ishrat Jahan staged shootout case was of national importance and directed that police witnesses should be placed where they would not be working as subordinates to officials linked to the case. Appointing senior advocate Yogesh Lakhani as amicus curiae related stories.
SIT member says Ishrat Jahan encounter was fake on the plea of Karnail Singh, the chief of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the killing of Mumbai college student Ishrat Jahan in an alleged staged shoot-out, the court also asked the probe team to behave professionally. The development came after a member of the SIT, Satish Verma brought to the fore the difference of opinions among the SIT members.
A bench comprising Justices Jayant Patel and Abhilasha Kumari directed the SIT members not to behave as amateurs and be disciplined. The bench in an oral order passed on Friday said that the decisions shall be taken in unanimity and acted upon accordingly.
The court however said that if there was a difference of opinion among the members then the opinion of majority would be acted upon. But it made it clear that the opinion of minority in taking the decision shall be considered and taken note of.
Karnail Singh had sought appointment of amicus curiae for the SIT to deal with the legal issues that may arise during the investigation. He Friday addressed the court on the issue of difference of opinions.
Singh told the court that the affidavit filed by Verma earlier was painful to him. He said there was no chain of command, no code of conduct or defined powers and responsibilities among the members of the SIT.
Verma, however, in his reply posed a question to the court that whether an investigation should be a controlled investigation or a dynamic and progressive one.
The court agreed to Verma's contention and said, "This investigation cannot be controlled from Delhi."
The court opined that the case was of national importance and for handling such case and to keep up the spirit of its order, the members must have the team spirit.
Doubting that the pressure was built on members, the court said, "It seems that external forces are working within the SIT."
For protection of witnesses working with the police force, the court has directed the government to place them where they would not be working as subordinates of those cops who are directly or indirectly involved in the alleged staged shootout case.
[19] [20] [21]
The court has directed the SIT to file progress report in two months and posted the matter on April 8.

UPDATE2 Police have served a notice on Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim, demanding that he appear at the Ampang district police station for interrogation over a ceramah or political lecture he gave last Friday.
Anwar, the de-facto head of both the Pakatan Rakyat coalition and PKR party, had spoken on how Prime Minister Najib Razak's government and the Umno elite had tried to frame him as being the man caught on a video tape having sex with a female prostitute.
He has previously accused Najib and cousin Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein of abetting the conspiry to kill his political career. In his speech last Friday night, he had said the PM and wife Rosmah Mansor "tak berani berdepan dengan kita" (did not dare face the people).[Scroll below for the video]
Back to the wall after the video tape boomeranged on the conspirators as most Malaysians opted to believe Anwar rather than Najib, the Umno elite are not expected to retreat given that they hold the upperhand in terms of control over the police and the judiciary.
According to PKR leaders, more incredulous plots and actions can be expected in the days to come.
"This new investigation on Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim is under s.4(1) of the Sedition Act 1948 and s.27(5) of the Police Act 1967," PKR vice president and human rights lawyer N Surendran said in a statement out on Thursday.
"These are both draconian amd unconstitutional laws which are regularly used by the Barisan Nasional goverment to prevent freedom of speech and freedom of assembly."
According to Surendran, the police notice under Section 111 of the Criminal Procedure Code was served on Anwar on Thursday and they had wanted him to appear at the station at 10.30am today.
Surendran told Malaysia Chronicle that Anwar was still in Sarawak and due to return only after nomination day for the state polls on April 6. "We will arrange another date," Surendran said.
Abuse of power
On March 25, at a gathering in Taman Melawati, police and FRU personnmel had tried to bar Anwar from speaking to the crowd. They limited his speech to 15 minutes but when they went up on stage to interrupt him after only 13 minutes had elapsed, the crowd turned unruly.
Upset by the police high-handedness, Anwar's supporters got into a fight with the police and several were arrested.
"Police had unlawfully disrupted this ceramah just as Anwar was speaking, made several unlawful arrests and assaulted the Gombak MP and PKR deputy president Azmin Ali," said Surendran.
"This new investigation on Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim is politically motivated, in bad faith and a blatant abuse of police powers. We ask that this baseless investigation be ended immediately and all those responsible for instituting it be brought to justice for abuse of power, no mattter how high or powerful they may be. "
So far, Azmin who is also the Gombak MP, Hulu Kelang assemblyman Saari Sungib and Batu Caves assemblyman Amiruddin Shaari have been hauled up and had their statements taken on Wednesday.
On Sunday night, some 20 to 30 police swooped down and surrounded Azmin's home just to serve the Notice 111 on him. The PKR No. 2 has given the police 48 hours to apologize failing which he will sue them for intimidation and wrongful conduct.
"The gathering was peaceful and organised but it became chaotic when the police started to come in and provoked the peaceful function," insisted Azmin.
Royal Commission of Inquiry
Meanwhile, Surendran call for a Royal Commission of Inquiry into police abuse of power to be formed.
"We note that the BN continues in its immoral and unlawful quest to undermine the rule of law and turn this nation into a police state. It is clear that they are prepared to use every underhand and unlawful means to perpetuate their grip on the country and to stay in power indefinitely," he said.
"In our parliamentary democracy, it is the constitutionally protected role of the Opposition Leader to scrutinize, check and criticize government policies and actions. Abusing and manipulating state powers to target, harass and intimidate the Opposition Leader is nothing short of an attack on our democratic system.
"We also ask that  a Royal Commission be formed for the purpose of inquiring into the decades long abuse of police and prosecutorial powers by the Barisan Nasional in order to attack, discredit, criminalize and imprison the political opposition,civil society activists and others who have been critical of the government."
Malaysia Chronicle
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Video Blue Rahim T: Eskay Bakal Dapat RM20juta?

Posted: 31 Mar 2011 01:28 PM PDT

Datuk Eskay telah menyaman syarikat Merong Mahawangsa Sdn Bhd dengan tuntutan sebanyak RM20juta. Jumlah tersebut menurut beliau adalah janji Merong Mahanwangsa kepada beliau dalam bentuk saham. Pihak Merong berhujjah projek jambatan bengkok tidak jadi, maka mereka tidak perlu memberi saham kepada Eskay. Natijahnya, Eskay sedang menyaman Merong Mahawangsa Sdn Bhd dengan jumlah RM20juta.

Diberitakan juga, Eskay berang dengan Anwar Ibrahim kerana tidak mahu menjadi saksi kepada beliau di dalam kes saman beliau terhadap Merong Mahawangsa.

Secara mudahnya, kita semua telah tahu rekod Najib:

1.0 Najib terlibat dalam projek pembelian wakil-wakil rakyat PKR.

2.0 Gobala sendiri boleh bayar jumlah wang sebanyak RM1.4juta

3.0 ada pimpinan PAS yang menjadi geng perpaduang hidup kaya raya sekarang ini

Maka, tidak mustahil jumlah wang RM20juta itu bakal diberikan kepada Eskay sebagai balasan kepada beliau bagi memfitnah dan menista Anwar Ibrahim serta menyokong pembikinan filem blue Rahim Thamby Chik

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WHEN YOUR PARLIAMENT HOUSE BECOME WHORE HOUSE WHAT FUTURE IS LEFT FOR COMING GENERATION

Posted: 31 Mar 2011 09:56 AM PDT

WHEN YOUR PARLIAMENT HOUSE BECOME WHORE HOUSE WHAT FUTURE IS LEFT FOR COMING GENERATION

"We will win, because we are right,  and because reason is on our side."
"We will win, because we are right,  and because reason is on our side."
WATCH: "You could tell UMNO was scoping out the trouble aspects of it."
But eventually the ANWAR loses  patience with  UMNO.

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In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

It is with great dismay that we watch the recent events unfolding in Malaysia. As much as we are not in the position to guess the motives or the truth behind the issue of the recent scandal we should, as Muslims, remind ourselves of how we should react when confronted with such news.
Our declaration of "There is no god worthy of worship except Allah" compels us to believe and abide by the word of Qur'an. A scandal is exciting but it blurs our judgment. As Muslims it is imperative that we remain lucid and not be swayed. Allah has revealed the Qur'an as our guide to distinguish between right and wrong.

When confronted with an issue, instead of following our whims, we must allow the Qur'an to be the final word. From then it determines how we react and move forward.

As in the lesson of Aisha (may Allah be pleased with her) the Prophet Muhammad's wife (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), to accuse someone of adultery, Allah says:

Why then, did not the believers, men and women, when you heard it (the slander) think good of their own people and say: "This (charge) is an obvious lie?" Why did they not produce four witnesses? Since they (the slanderers) have not produced witnesses! Then with Allâh they are the liars.
(Chapter 24 – The Light, Verses 12-13)

Islam upholds the sanctity of human dignity and it is our obligation to defend our fellow brothers' and sisters' honour. To accuse someone of adultery and to repeat it without evidence is a grave offence that infringes upon the rights of our fellow Muslim. To accept, judge the person and spread news based on stories or hearsay with no clear evidence is a form of oppression. Allah says:

When you were propagating it with your tongues, and uttering with your mouths that whereof you had no knowledge, you counted it a little thing, while with Allah it was very great. (Chapter 24 – The Light, Verse15)

The media carries a heavy responsibility and burden for the public. We must be careful of what we hear and pass on. We might not be in control of the news but we are responsible for how we deal with it.

We must remember to also look at the implications of our actions. This incident has a much longer lasting and negative effect on the youth of our country. The terrible way news is featured in the media and the direct access teenagers and children have towards obscene news will shape their outlook on politics, leadership, and private and public sins.

We must also be cautious not to fall into the trap of backbiting. Backbiting is something we take lightly but in reality comes with grave consequences.

We are warned in the Qur'an about suspicion, backbiting and spying where backbiting is likened to eating dead flesh:

"Would one of you like to eat the flesh of his dead brother? You would hate it (so hate backbiting)" (Chapter Hujurat – The Dwellings, Verse 12)

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) defined backbiting:  "Do you know what is meant by backbiting?" They said, "Allah and His Messenger know best." He said, "To say something about your brother which he dislikes." One asked, "Even if what I say is true about my brother?" He replied, "If such defects you say are true
about him, then you have backbitten him, and if he doesn't have what you say, then you have committed slander against him."
(Related by Muslim, Abu Dawood, and Tirmidhi)

He also emphatically stated "The gossiper will not enter paradise". (Bukhari and Muslim)

We have so many other pressing issues at hand. From corruption to poverty to unemployment and that's just to name a few.

During these times we must remind each other of the words of Allah so that the slandering does not perpetuate further and cause more harm to the society. We call upon everyone, our elders, our leaders, our brothers and sisters, and all Malaysians from all walks of life to always walk the moral high round when dealing with our fellow brothers and sisters in humanity.

Let us show our future generation exemplary conduct we can be proud of.

May Allah always guide us to the right path.

Young Worried Malaysian Muslims

The Japanese people's quiet and dignified response to the natural disaster has been a much-discussed topic in the media. Few articles or TV reports have failed to observe just how admirably the Japanese have behaved in the face of this unparalleled adversity. Knowing so little about Japan, I was curious to explore the psychological and cultural background to what the media calls "stoic" orderliness and "restrained expression" of grief and mourning.
Seamless evacuation during the earthquake and patient waiting for the green traffic lights in jam-packed streets, where lining to cross the street was completely unnecessary, left me wondering: what motivates such people's behavior? "Faith in the system" was the immediate answer to my question from my friend who spent a year as an exchange student in Osaka. Even though he says he expected nothing less from the Japanese, he still marvels at the idea that the faith in the order was there despite the fact that the system had become apparently overwhelmed and malfunctioned.
So, where does this "blind faith" come from? Is it the national value system, where efficiency ranks high, and where there's no space for drama and emotionality? Or does it come from various religious influences, such as the Buddhist recognition that the situation is what it is, and that crying makes no difference? Confucian ethics imply the subordination of the self to the central power or government and a strong belief in nurturing personal virtuousness. Empathy for the weak, filial piety and awareness of the fragility of the human condition are not solely Japanese; they originate in the teachings of Zen Buddhism and Confucianism. A survey reveals that among the values that the Japanese people say they continue to hold, humility, etiquette and thoughtfulness take a prominent place. On an unprecedented occasion when the Emperor spoke to the nation, he said he hoped the people would overcome the tragedy by "engendering a sense of caring for other people."
The high educational level and collective values of the Japanese are said to be behind this admirable level of care for the other. Anybody putting himself first in the disaster or trying to jump a food queue would be socially punished, scholars explain. But I wonder if it's the fear of shame and shunning, or the internalized responsibility for public good that primarily regulates such behavior. In a recent NPR interview, a counselor from Tokyo said, "Japan has a shame culture. We are very much ashamed to behave in an irresponsible way in a public place … That is demonstrated in some way in the way we express our grief. I use [the] term 'grief,' [but] some 15 years ago I don't even know that kind of term. And if I say 'grief' to quite well-educated people, [they say] 'What are you talking about? … What is it?'"
A compelling image is that of a mother offering a reporter/rescue worker an armful of oranges and apples in gratitude for having driven her husband back home from the site where he was to find out if their daughter was dead or alive. Only after the mother bid her signs of hospice to the stranger did she ask for the faith of their daughter. Without idealizing, generalizing or blindly trusting often faulty media reports coming out of the country, I find such calm impressive.
The unexceptional man's ability to stay grounded at exceptional occasions, as I understand dignity can be defined in Japan, seems to overlap with the idea of pride. for example, the Japanese government refuses to take aid from other countries during ordinary circumstances, when things are going well. Japanese are also said to be ashamed of poor people or of admitting to being poor.
Moreover, when mentioning the Japanese notion of dignity, I cannot help but think about the widespread occurrence of suicides in Japan. I wonder whether dignity and pride, as perceived by the Japanese, might underlie seemingly disparate reactions to life hurdles: a remarkable sense of national strength, perseverance and kinship in the face of the disaster, on the one hand; and suicide as a result of a perceived personal failure and low tolerance for mistakes, on the other.
Media reports often cite dignity and pride in response to joblessness as a common reason behind suicides in the country. Japan has one of the highest suicide rates in the world, with an average of almost 100 suicides per day or one every 15 minutes. Prime minister Naoto Kan said last year taht his primary political goal was to "minimize unhappiness." Studies show that the growing social inequality caused by recent economic upheaval has affected suicide rates in Japan more than in other countries.
On some occasions, suicide in Japan is considered to be a morally responsible rather than a sinful act, as Judeo-Christian faiths perceive it. Although the culturally-embedded, romanticized idea of a noble suicide is subsiding, it is nonetheless present in the modern Japanese society. A university professor and social commentator observed that the young in Japan feel a sense of deadlock since the society does not allow for minor mistakes.
Interestingly, some recent suicides are executed with highly poisonous hydrogen sulfide, which can cause significant harm to other people living in the same building as the person committing suicide. Suicide is therefore transformed from a private act, where the individual refrains from obstructing the workings of the system, into a public one. In comparison to quiet resignation and acceptance of what life may bring, it might be possible that some suicide, even when done in private, is also a loud rebellion.
Studies suggest that higher levels of social and national cohesion reduce suicide rates. Suicide levels are also known to go down during wars, although recent research questions this assumption. Perhaps this tragedy could have a similar effect, and the upcoming reconstruction efforts might reveal the implications of dignity in the Japanese culture.

CThere is much more we could say about the relational aspect of the image of God, but a second and no less important aspect is critical.  In his wonderful work called The Liberating Image, Richard Middleton suggests that royalty is a primary expression of the image.  He sees the image as "the royal function or office of human beings as God's representatives and agents in the world, given authorized power to share in God's rule over the earth's resources and creatures."  Before the distortion of rule and the abuse of power, men and women, together, were given the royal ambassadorship (Gen. 1:28-30).  In a world that sends muddled messages (men are perverts, men are power hungry, men are abusive, men are addictive, men are distant, men are emotionless), a man's identity is regal, dignified, and purposeful.
When the younger son returns in Luke 15, the father races to him in order to bless him.  Theirs is a relational reunion.  But it is so much more.  The father restores the son's dignity.  He gives him the family ring, signifying his royal sonship.  He robes him, covering his old and tattered garments, his wounds, his nakedness, his palpable signs of undignity.  He puts sandals on his feet.  He organizes a celebration feast fit for royal dignitaries.  It's all very regal, and it's all very important in the symbolic world of Scripture.  Original hearers would have noted the resonances with the royal image in Genesis 1.  This should have brought joy to all who heard it.
I had a client whose family modeled life after the hit 80's and 90's television show Married with Children.  His Dad was much like Al Bundy, a bumbling idiot who lived for sex, beer, and television.  Emerging into his 20's, my client was unsure of what real masculinity looks like.  He's internalized something very real, however.  He is unstable, unsure, even bumbling, at least in his own estimation.  He critiques his every move.  He lives mired in self-contempt.  In front of women, he clams up and becomes immobilized, believing he has nothing at all to offer.
At his church, he's told that self-esteem is not language that can be found in the Bible.  He's managed to find a church where all of his worst fears are confirmed.  He's reminded each week that he's a sinner, that there is nothing good in him.  The God he knows does not lavish love and bestow dignity.  The God he knows barely tolerates him.  He's depressed.  And confused.  And has no sense, at all, of what it means to be a man.
Men like this work 8-6, and can't wait for Fridays.  They live the curse in Gen. 3, as they work not out of some inherent sense of dignity or royal ambassadorship in the world, but out of survival.  They numb to and cope with the pain of life in any number of ways, some which are stereotypical (sex, alcohol, tv) and some not often discussed (suicidality, eating disorders, gender confusion).  Or perhaps they can't work.  Self-sabotage plays itself out in constant job changes or instability.  Or maybe they're addicted to work, using it as a drug, unable to separate themselves from their accomplishments.  No matter how it plays, it's a different story than the one God intended, a different trajectory from that of royal dignitary to the King of Kings.
What does this mean for men?  At a societal level, it means that part of what it means to see the Kingdom come and God's will be done is seen in men becoming who they are – ambassadors of the King.  We see ourselves caught up in a larger mission, a mission to see the reign of God expand in the world in which we live.  This begins where we live, work, and play.  It begins in our homes and our offices, on the playground and in the pub.  It means that no action we can take is somehow neutral, unaffected by the King's reign in our hearts and in our world.  Our "faithful presence" in the world, to borrow J.D. Hunter's language, manifests in lives of fruitfulness, flourishing, integrity, justice, wisdom, and love.  Our strength, as men, becomes a source of blessing, not aggression or violence.  Our vulnerability manifests itself in self-surrender, not passivity or avoidance.
I, for one, do not prefer this vision for men growing out of an ancient initiatory tradition manifesting today in the warrior man, championed by those who call men to their primitive wildness.  There is an element of truth in this.  But God bestows his image to men and women, and its particular royal manifestation in a man invites not wild, outdoorsy masculinity, but purposeful, engaged, and missionally-driven masculinity.  Whether in the cubicle or in the wild, men are called in a particular way.  You don't find masculinity outside of yourself, but the Spirit reveals it as something born in you, bestowed to you in the original image.  At a societal level, it could be extraordinary if men regained a sense of missional passion as royal ambassadors of the King.
At a personal level, this bestowed identity counters the narratives we learned in our homes growing up, or on the playground, or even in our subcultures.  When a man asks, "Who am I?" his answer is generally derived from a combination of influences, not least from his father and other key relationships in his life.  How masculinity was defined in your family or culture, at some level, influences your answer to the question, "Who am I?"  I'm a nobody.  I'm a failure.  I'm a breadwinner.  I'm a success.  I'm a sissy.  I'm a lawyer.  I'm gay.  I'm wealthy. No matter the answer, it does not touch the deeper identity as a child of the King, a royal benefactor called to bless, to love, to steward, to suffer.  As men, we're ruled by a variety of cultural scripts which we often bless as normative, in large part, because it is what our traditions taught us to be.  But there is something deeper, our truest humanity anchored in God's image, seeing restoration and renewal as we participate in the life of God through the Spirit.  The most truly human person ever to live, Jesus himself, embodied this royal life as God's kingly Son sent in love and for mission.  He invites us to embody it in our time and place today, whether in a cubicle or on a cliff
Former Malacca chief minister Abdul Rahim Thamby Chik said that it was love for his country that drove him to expose the controversial sex video implicating Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim.
"I'm the most patriotic citizen, (I'm doing this) because I want the truth to prevail. It was my responsibility when I saw something that is bad for the nation," said the Umno veteran.
"My purpose is to establish the truth… so that the people know the morality of the person who aspires to be prime minister. And they can judge for themselves, that is all. I have no ulterior motives, no vendetta," said Rahim.
He said even though he was forced to resign his position as the chief minister of Malacca in 1994 by Anwar (then deputy prime minister), who he claimed had misled and cheated him, he accepted it willingly as he had "put national interest above all".
"Now I'm not afraid of anything. The truth will be proven soon," he said, adding that the authorities should rope in foreign experts to verify the authenticity of the sex tape.
Last week, Rahim, together with businessman Shazryl Eskay Abdullah and Perkasa treasurer Shuib Lazim, admitted that they were behind the screening of the sex video to the media at a hotel here.
The 21-minute video showed a man who bore an uncanny resemblance to Anwar having sex with a Chinese-looking woman said to be a prostitute.
Calling themselves the 'Datuk T' trio, they claimed the man in the video was Anwar and demanded that he quit politics.
Anwar has denied he was the man in the video and police have since launched an investigation following his police report.
Rahim has come under fire as his own political career was brought down by a sex scandal in 1994. He was charged with statutory rape involving a 15-year-old girl but the charges were later dropped by the Attorney-General due to insufficient evidence.
'I've become the victim'
Asked about public opinion that Rahim himself was hardly in a position to be leveling accusations against Anwar, he replied that his "bad reputation" were all caused by political conspiracies against him.
"My life is clean. After all these years, even after apologies from Time, Asiaweek and DAP, they are still making the same allegations against me. It is unfair," said Rahim.
"I've become the victim. There are people who committed crimes, have all sorts of records, but are regarded as heroes, how can that be?" he asked.
Rahim, however, stopped short of naming his one-time nemesis and now Penang chief minister Lim Guan Eng, who was jailed for 18 months for offences under the Sedition Act and Printing and Publications Act for "exposing" Rahim's sex scandal.
Ready to sue
Rahim warned those making "wild allegations" against him, including Anwar and bloggers, that he is planning on launching lawsuits against them.
"I cannot do much now to correct or rectify the past, I can only be delivered justice by a court of law," said Rahim, adding that it was immoral for anyone to cast aspersions on someone who is innocent and was never prosecuted.
"I just want to ask. How can you judge someone based on rumours? People who do so do not have morals. There is no sense of respect for the rule of law, it has been trodden beneath their feet," he said.
"Till today, I'm very angry. I have done nothing wrong. There was no prima facie case against me and I am clean of all criminal records."
"I will be watching every single blog. I have appointed a lawyer to scrutinise every single word said against me whether in speech or writing," warned Rahim.
"If you have no prove, you have to suffer the consequences and pay me. If you keep touching me. I will see you in court. "


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New politically motivated police investigation on Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim

Posted: 31 Mar 2011 09:07 AM PDT

PRESS RELEASE

On 30 March 2011, police served a notice under section 111 of the Criminal Procedure Code on Opposition Leader Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim. The notice summons him to appear at Ampang District police station to be interrogated by police regarding a ceramah he had given on the night of Friday 25th March 2001 at the Gombak Parliament service center. Police had unlawfully disrupted this ceramah just as Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim was speaking, made several unlawful arrests and assaulted the Gombak MP and PKR Deputy President Sdr Azmin Ali. This new investigation on Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim is under s.4(1) of the Sedition Act 1948 and s.27(5) of the Police Act 1967. These are both draconian amd unconstitutional laws which are regularly used by the Barisan Nasional goverment to prevent freedom of speech and freedom of assembly.

We note that the BN continues in its immoral and unlawful quest to undermine the rule of law and turn this nation into a police state. It is clear that they are prepared to use every underhand and unlawful means to perpetuate their grip on the country and to stay in power indefinitely. In our parliamentary democracy, it is the constitutionally protected role of the Opposition Leader to scrutinize, check and criticize government policies and actions. Abusing and manipulating state powers to target, harass and intimidate the Opposition Leader is nothing short of an attack on our democratic system.

This new investigation on Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim is politically motivated, in bad faith and a blatant abuse of police powers. We ask that this baseless investigation be ended immediately and all those responsible for instituting it be brought to justice for abuse of power, no mattter how high or powerful they may be. We also ask that a Royal Commission be formed for the purpose of inquiring into the decades long abuse of police and prosecutorial powers by the Barisan Nasional in order to attack, discredit, criminalize and imprison the political opposition,civil society activists and others who have been critical of the government.

N SURENDRAN
VICE-PRESIDENT
KEADILAN


Siasatan Polis Bermotif Politik Ke Atas Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim

Posted: 31 Mar 2011 09:05 AM PDT

Kenyataan Akbar

Pada 30 Mac 2011, pihak polis telah mengemukakan satu notis di bawah Seksyen 111 Kanun Acara Jenayah ke atas Ketua Pembangkang Malaysia, Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

Notis tersebut mengarahkan beliau untuk hadir ke Pejabat Polis Daerah Ampang untuk disoalsiasat polis berkaitan ceramah yang beliau sampaikan pada hari Jumaat, 25 Mac 2011 di Pusat Khidmat Rakyat Parlimen Gombak.

Polis,secara salah telah mengacau-ganggu ceramah sebaik saja Dato' Seri Anwar memulakan ceramah, melakukan tangkapan tidak sah dan mengasari Ahli Parlimen Gombak yang juga Timbalan Presiden KEADILAN, YB Azmin Ali.

Penyiasatan terbaru ke atas Dato' Seri Anwar ini di bawah Seksyen 4(1) Akta Hasutan 1948 dan Seksyen 27(5) Akta Polis 1967.

Kedua akta zalim dan bercanggah dengan perlembagaan ini, lazimnya digunapakai oleh kerajaan Barisan Nasional untuk menghalang kebebasan bersuara dan berhimpun.

Kami memerhatikan BN secara terus menerus bertindak di luar batas moral dan undang-undang untuk merendahtarafkan 'rule of law' dan menjadikan negara ini sebagai negara polis.

Jelas terbukti, BN sedang bersedia untuk menggunakan apa jua kaedah-kaedah yang jelek dan berniat jahat untuk mengukuhkan cengkaman mereka ke atas negara untuk kekal berkuasa. Di dalam sistem demokrasi berparlimen, adalah merupakan satu hak yang sah dalam konteks perlembagaan mengenai peranan Ketua Pembangkang untuk membuat kritikan dan menyediakan peranan 'semak dan imbang' ke atas semua tindakan dan dasar kerajaan.

Menyalahguna dan memanipulasi kuasa untuk mensasar,mencabul dan menakuti Ketua Pembangkang lebih bersifat satu bentuk serangan ke atas sistem demokrasi kita.

Penyiasatan terbaru ke atas Dato' Seri Anwar ini jelas bermotidkan politik, berniat jahat dan satu bentuk penyelewengan kuasa polis yang terang dan jelas.

Kami mendesak agar siasatan tidak berasas ini dihentikan pada kadar segera dan semua yang bertanggungjawab menginstitusikan penyelewengan ini dihadapkan ke muka pengadilan, tanpa mengira setinggi mana kedudukan ataupun kuasa mereka.

Kami juga mendesak agar sebuah Suruhanjaya Diraja ditubuhkan bertujuan untuk menyiasat penyalahgunaan dan penyelewengan Barisan Nasional atas pihak polis dan kuasa pendakwaan dalam menyerang, memalukan, menjatuhkan hukuman dan memenjarakan politisi pembangkang, aktiviti masyarakat, dan
pihak-pihak yang kritis ke atas pemerintah.

N SURENDRAN
NAIB PRESIDEN
PARTI KEADILAN RAKYAT


EC and MACC attitude reflects much malaise and partisanship

Posted: 31 Mar 2011 07:28 AM PDT

These two articles appear in the Malaysian Insider

EC passes vote-buying buck to MACC
By G. Manimaran
Bahasa Malaysia Editor

KUALA LUMPUR, March 31 — The Election Commission (EC) has refuted Transparency International Malaysia's (TI-M) claim it failed to ensure bribe-free polls as it was the job of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to tackle graft.

EC deputy chairman Datuk Wan Ahmad Wan Omar told The Malaysian Insider it was "unfair" of TI-M to slam the regulator for not enforcing anti-bribery election laws, calling the whole affair "odd".

"It's odd because TI-M is aware and understands that the task of monitoring and eradicating any act of bribery, including political bribery and bribery during elections, falls under MACC's purview," he said.

TI-M yesterday savaged the EC for failing to ensure free and fair elections in the country despite the autonomy granted to the latter under the Federal Constitution.

"We cannot rely completely on the EC to enforce these rules... they don't seem to be independent in practice," he had told reporters.

Low said that there has been no proper enforcement of existing election laws, and suggested that this was the reason many election offences went unpunished.

"The EC today is just managing the elections process, not enforcing it," he said. "There are not too many do's and don'ts... things are just not clear, borderline on corruption."

Low's stinging rebuke against the EC comes as Sarawak, the country's largest state, prepares to hold state elections next month.

Pakatan Rakyat (PR) lawmakers have repeatedly accused the EC of failing to be neutral during by-elections, resulting in numerous complaints to the commission.

The EC, however, has maintained that it is impartial and independent, denying opposition allegations that it favours Barisan Nasional (BN).

Wan Ahmad stressed today that the EC worked closely with the MACC to monitor election bribery which, he said, was a serious offence in any form.

"It's true that the Election Offences Act 1954 contains sections about bribery but for any act of bribery or complaints about it, the EC will ask for MACC's help or hand over responsibility to it," he said.

"Likewise, all criminal acts and security matters during elections are under the police's scope of duty."

According to the Federal Constitution and other laws, the EC is responsible for the management and execution of elections.

Malaysia's corruption index score dropped to its lowest level ever last year, going from 4.5 to 4.4 out of 10, with 10 being the least corrupt.

The country's 2010 ranking remained unchanged from the year before at 56 out of 178 countries, putting it on par with Namibia and Turkey.

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MACC's role not to interpret law, says chief
By Asrul Hadi Abdullah Sani

KUALA LUMPUR, March 31 – MACC chief Datuk Seri Abu Kassim Mohamed said today that the role of the anti-graft body was only to investigate corruption cases and not interpret the law.

Abu Kassim refused to entertain a recent statement by Transparency International Malaysia (TI-M) and stressed that he can only comment on facts.

The anti-graft watchdog said yesterday that any type of election handouts to voters is a form of corruption.

TI-M also criticised the Election Commission (EC) for failing to ensure free and fair elections in the country.

"We only investigate corruption case. Whoever thinks that there is corruption then they can just refer to us and we will investigate. I do not interpret the law.

"I don't want to go to the polemic, I go on the facts. For me, I am just an investigator who just investigates any corruption complaints," he told reporters during a press conference.

Nazri yesterday refuted TI-M's views on election handouts, citing a legal case to back up his arguments.

The minister had pointed out that a 1981 court case had ruled that it was not an offence but in line with the responsibility of the government to ensure development and allocate funds regardless of whether there was an election.

Nazri was referring to the legal precedent established in the case involving the Pengkalan Kota by-election between Teoh Teik Huat and Lim Kean Siew.

The case revolved around a statement by then-finance minister Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah, who had said he would personally give more money for the improvement of Pengkalan Kota if Barisan Nasional (BN) won.

The minister in the Prime Minister's Department had also told Parliament that handouts and goodies in the form of financial assistance to voters during elections was not a form of corruption because it was the federal government's way of "fulfilling its promises" and manifestos.

Nazri also expressed surprise over TI-M's allegation the Election Commission (EC) had failed to show that they were "independent" in carrying out its duties even though they were guaranteed autonomy under the Federal Constitution.

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It looks like EC is passing the buck to MACC, and MACC is passing the buck to, err, the AGC?

In the first place, EC is untrusted to carry out elections according with the law. Where there are breaches of law, EC has to lodge a police report, if it does not by itself have enforcement power. Therefore, EC is not as spineless as the EC Chairman makes EC out to be.

The civil society and opposition political parties are complaining not because they want EC to suggest new laws. They are complaining that EC is blind to what practices out there are in conflict with what's in the election statutes, such as electoral bribery.

If the law is not clear, then isn't it in EC's interest to ensure that it is made clear? I would think that EC's raison d'etre is to carry out a free and fair election.

If it finds that a candidate makes promises that only the candidate can make by virtue of incumbency of his party at the state or federal level, which is an unfair practice vis-a-vis another candidate, doesn't the EC see this as being UNFAIR?

What do you do when you see something as being not of level playing field? You come up with guidelines to make it clear. EC is a commission. Certainly it is enpowered to come up with electoral guidelines. Even if it is not enpowered to turn it into regulation or law, it should make suggestions. Instead, EC keeps mum, thereby allowing the unfairness to perpetuate. How could EC then say that it is not an accomplice to the ruling coalition?

I'd extend the same ire against the MACC. You say you are not interpreters of law, yet you are interpreting the law each time a new situation comes up and you have to decide whether you can arrest someone, detain him/her, confiscate his/her items or assets etc.. Why do you think the Selangor MACC ignored a guideline when they dealt with Teoh? In the end, it boils down to interpretation, big or small.

In any event, and this is what irks me enormously - MACC has to seriously ask itself what is its reason for being. If the reason is to prevent, disrupt or counter corruption and the culture of corruption, certainly all its interpretations of law have to be geared towards achieving this end.

Therefore, if the question comes up as to whether an election promise is bribery, and MACC cannot answer that (because it does not interpret law), then is that the end of the story? Certainly not! MACC has all the resources including support from the AGC to interpret the law. Why don't MACC ask for a legal opinion from the AGC? Or if MACC is entitled to obtain legal opinion from other sources, why don't MACC ask for second opinions from the Bar Council (which by the way is a statutory body)?

If everyone says it is not bribery, then at least MACC would have tried to go as far as possible to define the scope of electoral offence, and no one would blame them for turning up less. The public will train their guns on someone else accountable, perhaps the AGC. But if MACC is merely playing silent, isn't that condoning unfair electoral practices, which favours the ruling coalition? MACC should not then complain about public perception that MACC is just another political instrument of BN.

I dare say that thinking Malaysians are sick of (1) fearful (to step of toes) or otherwise lazy attitude of both our EC and MACC when it comes to politically sensitive matter such as electoral bribery (2) tai-chiing from one body to another thinking we are all stupid people, with short memory, and will soon forget the whole "intellectual" exercise.

Malaysians are growing more literate, and this will not soon be forgotten, and we will cast our votes where our conscience is come the next state or general election. If BN loses, part of the blame falls on both EC and MACC's inability to inspire public confidence that they are doing their jobs with proactivity and impartiality.


Pakatan Rakyat Capai Kata Sepakat Di Sarawak

Posted: 31 Mar 2011 07:12 AM PDT


Menurut Twitter Loke Siew Fook (Ketua Pemuda DAP), Pakatan Rakyat Sarawak telah mencapai kata sepakat untuk satu lawan satu dengan Barisan Nasional!


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PR Sarawak capai kata sepakat satu lawan satu dgn BN! Syabas PR Sarawak!
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Manakala Lim Kit Siang pula mengatakan PR akan mengumumkan calon PR malam ini di Sarawak

Twitter Lim:
Sarawak PR leaders from DAP PKR PAS in Kuching 2nite announced agreement on seat allocations 4April 16 Swk general elections"
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Pakatan MPs lodge MACC report

Posted: 30 Mar 2011 10:59 PM PDT

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Obama vs Obama on War in the Middle East

Posted: 31 Mar 2011 02:45 AM PDT

Obama then:

"We welcome the fact that history is on the move." – Obama on Iran's brutal mass murders of unarmed civilian protestors

Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama said Thursday the United States cannot use its military to solve humanitarian problems and that preventing a potential genocide in Iraq isn't a good enough reason to keep U.S. forces thereObama on staying longer in Iraq to prevent sectarian violence and terrorist attacks

Obama now:

"I refused to wait for the images of slaughter and mass graves before taking action." - Obama on jumping into Libya because Gaddafi's forces are fighting armed rebels whose ranks includes Al Qaeda fighters

Obama then:

"But wouldn't it be fair to say — accurate to say the United States is still sitting on the fence on this? Isn't it time to make a decision, yes or no?" - Chip Reid on Obama not aiding the Libyan rebels a month into open war

"But I also know that Saddam poses no imminent and direct threat to the United States, or to his neighbors… I know that an invasion of Iraq without a clear rationale and without strong international support will only fan the flames of the Middle East, and encourage the worst, rather than best, impulses of the Arab world, and strengthen the recruitment arm of al-Qaeda. I am not opposed to all wars. I'm opposed to dumb wars.On Bush going to war in Iraq

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Obama now:

"I am completely mystified… that this administration, of all administrations, makes a decision on a Tuesday night and does not bother to call anybody in Congress until Friday morning, 90 minutes before the policy is going to be executed, to tell them what is going to happen." - Karl Rove on Obama's non-Congress approved attack on Libya

Obama then:

"I promise I will never rush the decision to send you in harms way." - Obama on not charging unthinkingly into wars the way Bush did in Iraq

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Obama now:

The White House is shifting toward the more aggressive goal in Libya of ousting President Muammar Gadhafi and "installing a democratic system," actions that fall outside the United Nations Security Council resolution under which an international coalition is now acting. - Obama on how it is okay to impose democracy on Middle Eastern dictatorships

Obama then:

"The message I hope to deliver is that democracy, rule of law, freedom of speech, freedom of religion — those are not simply principles of the west to be hoisted on these countries." - Obama on it is not okay to impose democracy on Middle Eastern dictatorships

"I know — I know there has been controversy about the promotion of democracy in recent years, and much of this controversy is connected to the war in Iraq. So let me be clear: No system of government can or should be imposed by one nation by any other." – Obama on how it is really, REALLY not okay to impose democracy on Middle Eastern dictatorships

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What do you expect? He's always been a flip flopper. That's the natural result of never being honest.

That's with one fourth the international support as Bush had for Iraq, mind you!

Not to mention:

Republicans are attacking the Commander-in-Chief during a time of war! … There should be no debate: we should be kicking [Gaddafi's] a$$… Whose side are you on, Sarah: are you with the terrorists, Sarah, or are you with the President of the United States?… And I have to ask the question tonight: where is the patriotism from all of these war-hawks? Where's the patriotism of the Republican party?… What about being a patriot? - Ed Schultz

VS:

"I am sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and you disagree with this administration somehow you're not patriotic. We should stand up and say we are Americans and we have a right to debate and disagree with any administration." - Hillary Clinton

But that's spinning Dems on war for ya. Think their excursion will also result in 750,000 lives saved?

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PS. Sorry, not war – it's kinetic military action. Totally not war.



Of bull, buffoons and bun(g)kum — By Martin Jalleh.

Posted: 31 Mar 2011 05:38 AM PDT

Like several MPs in Umno, MP for Kinabatangan, Bung Mokhtar Radin, believes that he was born to be in the limelight by spewing out his sexist, salacious and silly remarks when and where he likes.

He just cannot bear to be ignored by the public. He begs for attention within and without parliament. He is therefore always ready to boisterously blare out the most bizarre or base.

It does not really matter if Parliament's reputation is blighted by his bad behaviour, as long as he is in the news! He does it blatantly for Umno is always behind him. The Speaker is ever ready to turn a blind eye.

Bored with the more demanding debates that were taking place in parliament and of which he is often not bright enough to participate in, he could hardly wait to earn top billing with his next verbal balderdash.

Furthermore, with more and more former Umno leaders burrowing through the woodwork and basking in the limelight for the wrong reasons, Bung must have found it very difficult to remain unnoticed in the background.

When he felt it was the right time to put his big foot in his mouth, he picked on women again. This time he blamed women drivers for road accidents. According to him, "they do not concentrate on the road".

He bellowed: "Just because they are inside a car, they think that the world is theirs, they don't look right or left… and when honked at, women drivers get upset and they show all sorts of signs."

PAS's MP Dr Siti Mariah Mahmood refused to be bullied. She told Bung bluntly to take back his bull. His accusation was not based on any studies or surveys but was a sheer stereotyping of woman drivers.

Bung barked that he had spoken the truth, and brashly accused the Kota Raja MP for attempting to politicise the issue. He then did what he is always best at — name-calling! He told her not to be a monkey!

Dzulkefly Ahmad (PAS-Kuala Selangor) bolstered his colleague's argument and asked Bung what evidence he had to back his claim. He also reminded the blur Umno MP that his wife and mother are women.

But Bung refused to budge! He insisted that he was not being disrespectful to women and added that he was merely pointing out that accidents happened to women who had just passed their driving tests.

Women came online and gave Bung a blistering earful. The overall sentiment of the citizens of Bolehland was best summarised in a sentence by a lady: "Bung's brain is full of dung!"

The All Women's Action Society (Awam) blasted Bung for his latest sexist remark. They told him to apologise and asked him to resign immediately for he was "an utter disgrace as a parliamentarian".

Awam brought to light the systemic and string of Bung's sexist and offensive remarks made in Parliament, the infamous "bocor" attack against MP Fong Poh Kuan in 2007, being the first on their list.

Further examples of Bung being bereft of any respect for women included his disparaging comments about single women's marital status, sexual innuendos and double entendres such as "Can I push through a little?"

The chauvinist buffoon has also been captured on tape making vulgar gestures in parliament. Believe it or not, he has almost never been censured despite violating standing orders against unbecoming conduct.

In 2010 women's groups told Bung to resign when he was found guilty by a syariah court of entering into an illegal polygamous marriage. The rakyat very appropriately branded the lawmaker a lawbreaker!

If only Bung would bother to educate himself he would learn that some studies in the UK point to the fact that young male drivers are more likely to cause an accident than women drivers.

Apart from being short of brains, Bung lacks courage to tell the Federal (BN) Government the bare truth that the atrocious road conditions in Sabah are one of the main causes of frequent and fatal accidents there.

In his latest bunkum he blames the opposition for "twisting" his statement. He says he is facing "sexual harassment" from women's groups over his recent remark. He runs to the Speaker to soothe his bruised ego.

If Sabahans really have their well-being and future in mind, then they are duty-bound to bundle off such a blabbermouth, braggart and a bane to Parliament and Sabah, in the next general elections!


Sarawakian-Sabahans keeping Peninsulans out - a vicious circle?

Posted: 31 Mar 2011 04:20 AM PDT

A common denominator in comments about the shameful and truly lamentable PKR-created stoush among Pakatan members over their respective rights to seats in the pending Sarawak State elections has been for Peninsula Malaysians to keep their bloody nose out of Sarawakian affairs.

The critics want Pakatan leaders from the Peninsula to stop manoeuvring, manipulating and mangling politics in Sarawak, and to leave the local leaders to resolve the current imbroglio. Alas, according to Haris Ibrahim, it would seem one PKR leader just can't help himself – see my previous post
Sarawak CM Taib can thank Azmin Ali for saving his hide.

It's known that Putrajaya (previously Kuala Lumpur when it was the seat of govenment) keeps a constant beady eye on not just Sarawakian politics but Sabah's as well, with a readiness to rapidly intervene where and when necessary.


Though it's also equally well-known but rarely whispered out, Putrajaya (KL) fears two situations, both deemed as closely related.

The first is that of a Christian CM, like Stephen Kalong Ningkan or Donald Stephens (before he became Stephen Fuad) with both of mixed parentage, the former being Iban-Chinese and the latter being Kadazan-British-Japanese - neither having Malay blood.


In the aftershock of Brunei refusing to join Malaysia and the aftermath of the Singapore expulsion, Stephen Kalong Ningkan asserted his Iban-Chinese muscles over Sarawakian rights vis-a-vis the Peninsula Malays, leading KL to fear the second situation, that of secession, an ugly word in the minds of UMNO as it means losing Sarawak or Sabah or both forever.


Thus, sometime in 1966, immediately after the Sarawak constitutional crisis was forcefully resolved by federal parliamentray fiat, in KL (later Putrajaya) was born the doctrine of ensuring that it shall have to be a Muslim or Malay (preferably both) presiding as CM in both non-Peninsula States.


Today PKR (a baby born out of an UMNO miscarriage) has inherited that besieged ultra-federalist ethno-centric mentality. Hence it meddles to ensure the same doctrinal arrangement, either for the same UMNO strategy of retaining Sabah and Sarawak in Malaysia or just out of instinct because of its UMNO-evolved genes.


But nonetheless, Peninsula meddling in the politics of both eastern States is certainly not welcomed by the locals. You can hardly blame the locals, whether they be Sarawakians, Sabahans, Kelantanese or wakakaka Penangites.


However, on the same token, regarding Peninsula involvement (but leaving aside UMNO-PKR-ish fear of secession that could well be initiated by local non-Muslim/Malay leadership especially in today's political climate of fear, hatred and suspicion of Peninsula-UMNO political leadership and policies) Sarawakians and Sabahans need to also remember and consider Peninsula past investments of lives and resources in the defence of those two states during the dangerous days of Konfrantasi and Filipino expansionist ambitions.


As I posted in
Proud Sarawakian, Proud Penangite, Proud Malaysian?: Then Konfrantasi started. President Sukarno had delusions of re-creating the great Sri Vijayan (or Majapahit) Empire that stretched all the way up north to Cambodia, perhaps fantasizing himself as the maharajah Chakravarti Devaanaampriya [Emperor, Beloved of the Gods] of Nusantara Indah. OK, KTemoc is just being creative in allocating the late Sukarno with those Hindu names here - blogger's licence ;-) But you know what the God do to those they love - yes, the divine ones made them mad first!

Apart from Commonwealth forces, many Peninsula servicemen and police served in Sarawak to resist the Indonesian intrusions. After Konfrantasi, the Malaysian communist insurgency that was still prevalent in Peninsula Malaysia was also experienced in Sarawak. A number of Peninsula servicemen and police died in those two conflicts in Sarawak.

If we hadn't resisted with many sacrifices, even of Malaysian lives, today we would be addressing Kenny* as bapak Sia - ya dong?


* Kenny Sia


'Twas not an easy stretch of period for any development to take place in Sarawak! Lots of money were thrown into the counter-insurgency campaigns which we won after years of effort and many sacrifices.


Also, it should be noted that Sarawak has generally been keeping the central government out except on matters which they couldn't, like defence and internal security.


However, I have many Sarawakian friends over in Peninsula Malaysia who have benefited from the lack of restriction for Sabahans and Sarawakians seeking employment or domicile in Peninsula. And to rub it in our faces, many married beautiful Peninsula women - yes, lots of nyeh nyeh nyeh from those blokes.


On matters of oil and gas, these are national resources that come under the control of the national government with royalties paid to the state. It would be unreasonable for states to demand total control and benefits of such assets while the central government remains responsible for national defence and security arrangements and miscellaneous services such as health.


The perception of being cheated could well lie in the effects of the above reasons and events, and also the consequences of corruption including those perpetrated by Sarawakian officials themselves - the benefits haven't drizzled down sufficiently.


It's a vicious circle. Sarawakians-Sabahans insist on keeping Peninsula Malaysians out, in exactly the same manner as UMNO-putras insist on keeping the 'nons' out of a fair share of the national economy, public service-military and social benefits, yet they moan about lack of development in their states, though of course corruption there, especially in Sarawak, is wholely indigenous.


So, next time a Sarawakian-Sabahan sneers at or criticises UMNO-putras for the Never-Ending-Policy (NEP), he/she should be mindful that his respective State is doing exactly that, and he/she is supporting it. And he/she knows the outcome of such a uncompetitive ultra-protectionist arrangement.


Related:

(1)
Quo Vadis Sarawak?
(2)
Malaysians divided & conquered!


Al Kitab talks on-going, says Home Minister

Posted: 31 Mar 2011 03:11 AM PDT

Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein today said he hopes Christians will be able to accept a "fair and reasonable solution" to the controversial stamping of a disclaimer and serial number on the front page of the Al Kitab. He said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Idris Jala, a prominent member of the SIB Church, and "some of our friends" in Christian organisations are still discussing an amicable solution. Full Story: www.malaysiakini.com
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Sex video: No arrests made, says Hisham

Posted: 31 Mar 2011 02:52 AM PDT

Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein today denied media reports that several arrests have been made in connection with the sex video screened to members of the media by the 'Datuk T' trio on March 21. "None, to my knowledge," he said when asked to confirm the arrests at a press conference at a meeting room in Parliament House. Full Story: www.malaysiakini.com
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NATO uses depleted uranium bombs on Libya: The world must protest!

Posted: 31 Mar 2011 03:14 AM PDT

"An unacceptable threat to life and a violation of international law" – that's how the United States' former Justice Secretary Ramsey Clark slammed the use of depleted uranium weapons on Libya.

The United States first used depleted uranium bombs during the military invasion of Iraq in 1991. Apparently pleased with the debut, the Americans pounded them on Yugoslavia nine years later. These days, world news media have been awash with reports that NATO is using depleted uranium bombs against Libya.

Leaving aside the legal and moral aspect of the attacks, a question arises: can't NATO crush Colonel Gaddafi's Armed Forces without radioactive exposure?

Shells, bombs and cruise missiles stuffed with depleted uranium easily pierce through thick and heavy armor. That's why the American military value them so much. According to political research centers in Germany, about 300 radioactive shells were fired at Saddam Hussein's troops from the air and from the ground during the first campaign, launched in 1991. Twenty-one US tanks were hit by mistake.

The consequences were not slow to arrive. In 2003, the World Health Organisation (WHO) reported a rise in cancer diseases in five provinces in southern Iraq. Air, water and soil were contaminated with radiation. Leukemia south of Baghdad assumed epidemic proportions. By 2009, cancer rates grew to thousands of new cases per year.

The uranium filling boomeranged on NATO troops. In the densely populated Yugoslavia, leukemia symptoms were particularly extensive with radiation levels 10 to 1,000 times above normal. More than 250 Italian soldiers died from cancer-related diseases. As for civilians, here's just one example. Leukemia rates among new-born babies in former Yugoslavia have soared from one per 1,000 prior to NATO's uranium attacks to between 10 and 15 per 1,000 now.

Is there any point in using radioactive shells in Libya? Can't NATO manage without them?

There is absolutely no point in that. It could be that the Americans have something to test, considering the tasks they need to fulfill. But how does all that fit in with the UN resolution on Libya?

At present, there is absolutely no need in using such kind of shells. Although the quantity of uranium is small, radioactive shrapnel, when penetrating into a human body, creates big problems for the treatment of the wounded.

The aim of the UN resolution on a no-fly zone over Libya, which took shape before our very eyes, is formulated very precisely: not just shutting the air space but protecting civilians. Nothing beyond that. No one authorised NATO to fight on the side of one warring faction against the other, let alone use depleted uranium shells.

Even if these shells explode in a desert far from residential areas, for many Libyans this is a postponed death sentence. The same happened in Iraq where depleted uranium bombs were also used in a desert. A brief look at cancer statistics in Iraq and former Yugoslavia is enough to imagine what awaits Libyans in the near future.



Video Seks Anwar: Anak anak Datuk SK takut ke sekolah?

Posted: 31 Mar 2011 02:46 AM PDT

Saya terima satu SMS ringkas dari seorang yang tak dikenali bertanya soalan berikut


my friend kata anak-anak Eskay semua tak pergi sekolah sbb they're in fearsiannnnn...
kawan lagi dgn kuda tu!!
are they in hiding?


If this news is true, it is not surprising because the Opposition is known as thugs and liars, when their lies are caught out, they will threaten and try to beat people up.


Whereas when they make wild accusations about others, they expect the world to believe it as gospel.


Do you hear RPK's kids fearing to go to work despite the lies that he regurgitates on a  regular basis?


But hey, when it comes to Anwar, anyone who buruk sangka akan terus dihumban ke dalam golongan masuk neraka...kalau buruk sangka dengan orang lain elok, itulah a curious mind

Wahai malaon sekelian, janganlah budak budak korang jadikan mangsa, cuba lah ada akal sikit...nama parti ISlam, nama kumpulan Amal tapi perangai tak  sudah, macam gengster kampung dusun...


Skandal Video Blue Rahim Thamby Chik Memalukan Melayu

Posted: 31 Mar 2011 01:48 AM PDT

Tulang Besi beranggapan UMNO dan Najib tiada modal dalam poltik kecuali fitnah seks murahan seakan standard akhbar tabloid. Kalau nak harapkan ekonomi, lagi tak boleh harap memandangkan negara2 lain di Asia Tenggara menyaksikan pertumbuhan ekonomi yang lebih tinggi dari Malaysia hatta Thailand yang huru hara itu.

Kalau nak harap moral, MAlaysia terkenal dengan kes pembuangan bayi dan anak luar nikah yang semakin meningkat.

Kalau nak harap agama, lagilah teruk. Apa yang kita nak harapkan dari Perdana Menteri yang meluluskan lesen judi bola.

Kalau nak harap Melayu, RM52 juta saham Bumiputra hangus, tanah surau di Rawang mereka gadai pada taukeh, DEB gagal mencapai matlamat, orang MELAYU masih lagi termiskin berbanding kaum India, tanah2 rezab Melayu habis tergadai di bawah UMNO dan banyak lagi.

Kalau nak harapkan keadilan dan kesaksamaan, kita lihat sendiri bagaimana mahkamah Malaysia dilacurkan untuk kepentingan UMNO.

Habis tu, penghabisan sekali UMNO taja blogger2 yang hanya tahu bincang pasal seks dan tepi kain orang. Selepas itu, Najib "taja" Rahim Thamby Chik untuk buat video blue kononnya ia dilakonkan oleh Anwar Ibrahim. Tapi, satu dunia tahu Rahim Thamby Chik tak boleh percaya punya manusia. Bila dia kata video blue tu dalamnya Anwar tiada sapa yang percaya.

Last sekali, Anwar memang patut anjurkan percubaan "September 16". Ini kerana kalau berjaya kelmarin, semua fitnah yang dihadapi beliau sekarang ini, pasti tidak berlaku.

Lebih2 lagi, kalau September 16 dahulu berlaku, calon Perdana Menteri bukannya Anwar Ibrahim.

Tulang Besi


Catholic Christians Al Kitab issue ~ Addressing Malaysian Muslims responses

Posted: 31 Mar 2011 02:36 AM PDT


Assalamualaikum, 

Personally, I believe that we as Muslims can't stop the Kaffirs from using whatever language to publish their scriptures or whatever? 

If we are to address the current issues of the Catholic Church here in Malaysia from using the word / term 'Allah' to represent what they now come to claim as their God whilst sticking to the Concept of Trinity, we have our grounds to protest the very notion for it clearly obliterates such a claim


بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

112:1
Transliteration
Qul huwa Allahu ahad
Sahih International
Say, "He is Allah , [who is] One,
Chinese
你說:他是真主,是獨一的主;
Malay
Katakanlah (wahai Muhammad): "(Tuhanku) ialah Allah Yang Maha Esa;
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(நபியே!) நீர் கூறுவீராக: அல்லாஹ் அவன் ஒருவனே.

112:2
Transliteration
Allahu assamad
Sahih International
Allah , the Eternal Refuge.
Chinese
真主是萬物所仰賴的;
Malay
"Allah Yang menjadi tumpuan sekalian makhluk untuk memohon sebarang hajat;
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அல்லாஹ் (எவரிடத்தும்) தேவையற்றவன்.

112:3
Transliteration
Lam yalid walam yoolad
Sahih International
He neither begets nor is born,
Chinese
他沒有生產,也沒有被生產;
Malay
"Ia tiada beranak, dan Ia pula tidak diperanakkan;
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அவன் (எவரையும்) பெறவுமில்லை (எவராலும்) பெறப்படவுமில்லை.

112:4
Transliteration
Walam yakun lahu kufuwan ahad
Sahih International
Nor is there to Him any equivalent."
Chinese
沒有任何物可以做他的匹敵。
Malay
"Dan tidak ada sesiapapun yang serupa denganNya".
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அன்றியும், அவனுக்கு நிகராக எவரும் இல்லை.


We can't stop them from using Malay as a medium to translate their religious texts. Malay as a language is universal. So is any other language. 

None can stop us from publishing translations of the meanings of the Holy Quran in any other language. 

It should be the same for any other faith or belief. 

What we need to do is to improve the understanding of Al Islam amongst the ummah, both here in our country and worldwide. 

As we all know, the levels of understanding of true Islamic teachings and putting them to practice in the real sense of the word varies from country to country and even amongst the various tribes and denominations of the Muslims of this world.

I was just writing and doing a study on the 'Untouchables' amongst the Muslims of India. 

Imagine that! 

They have introduced a system of castes amongst the Muslims of India. We have the same sort of differentiating amongst our ummah here too based upon one's lineage and ancestry.

Its not as pronounced here as over there in India but we know that some of us do that. 

Back to the matter of the Christians here wanting to call their Trinitarian Concept of God as 'Allah'. We need to dispel such unwarranted claims the educated and honorable way. Here is the late Allahyarham Syeikh Ahmed Deedat clarifying the delusions regarding Allah the Almighty to be what the Christians claim to be the 3 in 1 'Concept of Godhood which they say is their Trinitarian 'God':






As learned Muslims, we ought to help clear the confusion that the Christians have with regard to the One and True God of us all by such crystal clear explanations backed by facts, not with emotional erratic tantrums or outbursts.

Neither by rough slipshod protests and half-baked arguments not backed by the Holy Al Quran and authentic Hadiths. 

Giving way to our human emotions is one thing but we are commanded by Allahu Ta'ala to argue with them (Non Muslims) in ways that are best and most gracious. Surah An Nahl Chapter 16 Verse 125



Surat An-Naĥl (The Bee) - سورة النحل

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16:125
Transliteration
OdAAu ila sabeeli rabbika bilhikmatiwalmawAAithati alhasanati wajadilhumbillatee hiya ahsanu inna rabbaka huwa aAAlamubiman dalla AAan sabeelihi wahuwa aAAlamu bilmuhtadeen
Sahih International
Invite to the way of your Lord with wisdom and good instruction, and argue with them in a way that is best. Indeed, your Lord is most knowing of who has strayed from His way, and He is most knowing of who is [rightly] guided.
Chinese
你應憑智慧和善言而勸人遵循主道,你應當以最優秀的態度與人辯論,你的主的確知道誰是背離他的正道的,他的確知道誰是遵循他的正道的。
Malay
Serulah ke jalan Tuhanmu (wahai Muhammad) dengan hikmat kebijaksanaan dan nasihat pengajaran yang baik, dan berbahaslah dengan mereka (yang engkau serukan itu) dengan cara yang lebih baik; sesungguhnya Tuhanmu Dia lah jua yang lebih mengetahui akan orang yang sesat dari jalanNya, dan Dia lah jua yang lebih mengetahui akan orang-orang yang mendapat hidayah petunjuk.
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(நபியே!) உம் இறைவனின் பாதையில் (மக்களை) விவேகத்துடனும், அழகிய உபதேசத்தைக் கொண்டும் நீர் அழைப்பீராக! இன்னும், அவர்களிடத்தில் மிக அழகான முறையில் தர்க்கிப்பீராக! மெய்யாக உம் இறைவன், அவன் வழியைவிட்டுத் தவறியவர்களையும் (அவன் வழியைச் சார்ந்து) நேர்வழி பெற்றவர்களையும் நன்கு அறிவான்.

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