Monday, March 14, 2011

Solicitor-General II Datuk Mohd Yusof Zainal Abiden said Judge has no Discretion to Exclude Evidence in US Worse Court Decisions

Solicitor-General II Datuk Mohd Yusof Zainal Abiden said Judge has no Discretion to Exclude Evidence in US Worse Court Decisions


Solicitor-General II Datuk Mohd Yusof Zainal Abiden said Judge has no Discretion to Exclude Evidence in US Worse Court Decisions

Posted: 14 Mar 2011 01:31 PM PDT

this is the work of KARMA

He had a long time to reflect on his life and judgments whilst bed-ridden, Who says that there is no justice in this world? He wanted to sit in the highest court in the land,which he did but died on the lowly bed. Hope when he meets the ultimate judge, he will be able to justify all he did. He can be assured that he will get a fair hearing there.
Having make judgments on top, Now he face the underworld judgement against him, for all I can care, I hope those underground people will torture and and give him hard times.
IGP Musa Hassan, with all the relevations about you , you must be trembling night and day. I know you are hardened against fellow human beings but you cannot run away from and be against GOD. Solicitor-General II Datuk Mohd Yusof Zainal Abiden claimed that judge Datuk Mohd Zabidin Mohd Diah should not be concerned with how evidence samples in the trial were obtained "as long as it is relevant, it is admissible."
"Judge has no discretion to exclude evidence even if obtained illegally. Your lordship cannot exclude it just because it was obtained via unfair means, except in cases of confession.
"Court should not be concerned with how it is obtained, as long as it is relevant, it is admissible," he said.
Anwar's defence lawyers recently won a ruling in which all evidence retrieved from the lock-up during the period — a towel, toothbrush and mineral water bottle as well all DNA samples relating to the items — was expunged.
The prosecution has however asked the court to review that ruling, resulting in two submissions by Yusof today — one demanding a review of the ruling, and another urging the court to compel Anwar to provide his DNA samples for reference to those found in complainant Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan's anus.
Yusof said that while Mohd Zabidin could not ask Anwar to surrender his DNA samples, the judge could order someone else to obtain them from him.
What was relevant, according to Yusof, was whether the DNA obtained from Saiful's anus could be matched to the accused (Anwar).
"The chief function of a judge is to see that justice is done between parties, and a too rigid adherence to set rules may sometimes embarrass the judge in the performance of his duties and defeat the ends of justice," said Yusof.
The lead prosecutor insisted that Anwar's arrest on July 15, 2008 was legal, saying that he was informed of the grounds of arrest.
Yusof also produced the arrest warrant in court which went missing during the trial-within-a-trial.
"The warrant of arrest was served and acknowledged by Anwar.
"In the trial-within-a-trial, Anwar did not deny or challenge that he was informed by the IO (DSP Jude Pereira). Neither did he deny it was served to him," argued Yusof who stressed that the three exhibits should be tendered in as evidence.
The defence team will be presenting its submission-in-reply tomorrow morning.
Government scientist Dr Seah Lay Hong testified last month that she had found two unknown male DNA profiles around Saiful's anus, one of which she had earlier called "Male Y".
Anwar had refused to provide DNA samples in his first sodomy trial in 1998 for fear they could be manipulated.
Former Kuala Lumpur CID chief Datuk Mat Zain Ibrahim also claimed last January that DNA evidence was fabricated in Anwar's first sodomy trial.
The DNA Identification Act 2008 was passed to compel suspects to provide DNA samples, despite protests from Pakatan Rakyat (PR) lawmakers.
Anwar, the 63-year-old PKR de facto leader, is currently facing sodomy charges for the second time in his life.
He has denied the charge, describing it as "evil, frivolous lies by those in power" when the charge was read out to him. He is charged under section 377B of the Penal Code and can be sentenced to a maximum of 20 years' jail and whipping upon conviction.
The trial is taking place 18 months after Anwar was charged in court in August 2008.
He was charged with sodomy and corruption in 1998 after he was sacked from the Cabinet and was later convicted and jailed for both offences.
He was freed in September 2004 and later resurrected his political career by winning back his Permatang Pauh parliamentary seat in a by-election in 2008, which had been held in the interim by his wife.
He led the loose pact of PKR, DAP and PAS to a historic sweep of five states and 82 parliamentary seats in Election 2008.
This man was a "judge" of man, some kind of judge? Now he faces GOD, THE CREATOR, THE GREATEST EQUALISER, THE ALMIGHTY and THE SUPREME DIVINE JUDGE OF ALL MEN AND THE UNIVERSE, who will consider his "credentials" (if any) irrelevant! What is relevant is how he judged others. Did he uphold his oath of office with impartiality, PURE CONSCIENCE, prudence and good faith? Only God knows.

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Prosecution: Judge cannot exclude Anwar's personal items as evidence
The High Court has no power to exclude evidence from Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's sodomy trial just because it was obtained through "unfair means", prosecutors argued today.
Solicitor-General II Datuk Mohd Yusof Zainal Abiden claimed that judge Datuk Mohd Zabidin Mohd Diah should not be concerned with how evidence samples in the trial were obtained "as long as it is relevant, it is admissible."
"Judge has no discretion to exclude evidence even if obtained illegally. Your lordship cannot exclude it just because it was obtained via unfair means, except in cases of confession.
"Court should not be concerned with how it is obtained, as long as it is relevant, it is admissible," he said.
Anwar's defence lawyers recently won a ruling in which all evidence retrieved from the lock-up during the period — a towel, toothbrush and mineral water bottle as well all DNA samples relating to the items — was expunged.
The prosecution has however asked the court to review that ruling, resulting in two submissions by Yusof today — one demanding a review of the ruling, and another urging the court to compel Anwar to provide his DNA samples for reference to those found in complainant Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan's anus.
Yusof said that while Mohd Zabidin could not ask Anwar to surrender his DNA samples, the judge could order someone else to obtain them from him.
What was relevant, according to Yusof, was whether the DNA obtained from Saiful's anus could be matched to the accused (Anwar).
"The chief function of a judge is to see that justice is done between parties, and a too rigid adherence to set rules may sometimes embarrass the judge in the performance of his duties and defeat the ends of justice," said Yusof.
The lead prosecutor insisted that Anwar's arrest on July 15, 2008 was legal, saying that he was informed of the grounds of arrest.
Yusof also produced the arrest warrant in court which went missing during the trial-within-a-trial.
"The warrant of arrest was served and acknowledged by Anwar.
"In the trial-within-a-trial, Anwar did not deny or challenge that he was informed by the IO (DSP Jude Pereira). Neither did he deny it was served to him," argued Yusof who stressed that the three exhibits should be tendered in as evidence.
The defence team will be presenting its submission-in-reply tomorrow morning.
Government scientist Dr Seah Lay Hong testified last month that she had found two unknown male DNA profiles around Saiful's anus, one of which she had earlier called "Male Y".
Anwar had refused to provide DNA samples in his first sodomy trial in 1998 for fear they could be manipulated.
Former Kuala Lumpur CID chief Datuk Mat Zain Ibrahim also claimed last January that DNA evidence was fabricated in Anwar's first sodomy trial.
The DNA Identification Act 2008 was passed to compel suspects to provide DNA samples, despite protests from Pakatan Rakyat (PR) lawmakers.
Anwar, the 63-year-old PKR de facto leader, is currently facing sodomy charges for the second time in his life.
He has denied the charge, describing it as "evil, frivolous lies by those in power" when the charge was read out to him. He is charged under section 377B of the Penal Code and can be sentenced to a maximum of 20 years' jail and whipping upon conviction.
The trial is taking place 18 months after Anwar was charged in court in August 2008.READMORE Solicitor-General II Datuk Mohd Yusof Zainal Abiden said Judge has no Discretion to Exclude Evidence in US Worse Court Decisions

 


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Kashmir Task Force for Muslim Women in a Sex Trade involving Underage Muslim Girls for Prostitutes in Hindu India

Posted: 14 Mar 2011 12:05 PM PDT

THE BRITISH-BORN CHIEF MINISTER OF KASHMIR HAS RESIGNED AFTER BECOMING EMBROILED IN A SEX SCANDAL INVOLVING UNDERAGE PROSTITUTES IN INDIA.


Omar Abdullah (Hindi: उमर अब्दुल्लाह, Urdu: عمر عبدالله), born 10 March 1970 in United Kingdom, is an Indian Kashmiri politician and the scion of Kashmir's 'first family', the Abdullah family[1][2][3] who became the 11th and the youngest Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir after forming a government in coalition with the Congress party, on January 5, 2009.[3][4]
Prior to this he was a member of 14th Lok Sabha, representing Srinagar constituency ofJammu and KashmirIndia. He was a Union Minister of State for External affairs in Atal Bihari Vajpayee's NDA government, from July 23, 2001 to December 23, 2002. He resigned from NDAgovernment in October 2002 to concentrate on party work.[5] Prime Minister tried to convince him to continue his work. However, on 23 December 2002 his resignation was accepted by President A P J Abdul Kalam.[6]
He is the grandson of Sheikh Abdullah, who formed Kashmir's first political party, the Muslim Conference in 1932, which was later rechristen as National Conference. He remained the Prime Minister of Jammu and Kashmir 1948-1953, and also Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir two times, 1975 and 1977. After his death in 1982, his son Farooq Abdullah dominated the political arena for many years and remained the Chief Ministers of Jammu and Kashmir thrice in 1982, 1986 and 1996. Farooq's son Omar joined politics in 1998, as a Lok Sabha member, a feat he repeated in subsequent three elections and also remained a Union minister; he took on the mantle of National Congress from his father in 2002, though he lost his own seat of Ganderbalduring the 2002 state assembly elections, and so did his party, the political mandate; four years later, he fought once again from the very seat and won in the 2008 Kashmir Elections
Omar Abdullah: British-born Kashmir minister quits over underage sex claims
Omar Abdullah's resignation is a blow for his allies in the Congress-led government in New Delhi Photo: REUTERS
By Dean Nelson, South Asia Editor
Omar Abdullah, who was born in Essex, is facing allegations from opposition MPs that he is being investigated in connection with an inquiry into supplying young girls.
The investigation centres on 40 teenage girls and young women who were supplied for favours to senior politicians and officials.
India's Central Bureau of Investigation has denied Mr Abdullah, the chief minister of Indian Jammu and Kashmir, is a suspect but he decided to step down regardless.
His resignation came after the opposition leader Muzzafar Hussein Baig, said his name, and that of his father Farooq Abdullah, were on a list of suspects which had been placed with the Punjab High Court.
"We want an investigation. Let the Central Bureau of Investigation reach the High Court and investigate under its supervision," he said.
An emotional Mr Abdullah told the state assembly: "I can't bear this kind of humiliation. I am innocent until proven guilty.
"I am going to submit by resignation to the Governor. I know it is a false allegation. But I want to resign until I am cleared of this false allegation. I cannot work until I am proved innocent. It is a blot on my character."
His resignation is a blow for his allies in the Congress-led government in New Delhi which regards him as a young, moderniser, and potential senior cabinet minister.
His intervention in a confidence vote aimed at bringing down the Congress-led coalition last summer was defeated after Mr Abdullah made an impassioned speech in its defence.
As the heir of Kashmir's 'first family' – his father and grandfather have also been chief ministers – Mr Abdullah became India's youngest ever minister at 29 and took over the leadership of his father's National Conference in 2002.
He was born in Essex to a British nurse and later returned to study for a Masters in Business Administration at Glasgow's Strathclyde University.
He was elected chief minister in Jammu Kashmir's state elections in December last year. His liberal approach and international outlook raised hopes of progress in Kashmir after two decades of an insurgency which has claimed 47,000 lives.
But his government has been badly damaged by accusations that he covered up the involvement of Indian security forces in the rape and murder of two young women in Shopian.
The case coincided with the deaths of 15 protesters while demonstrating against the actions of police and troops stationed in the state. Campaigners have claimed human rights abuses have increased during his brief reign.

BACK IN 1994, THE THEN CHIEF MINISTER OF MALACCA, ABDUL RAHIM THAMBY CHIK, WAS REPORTED TO HAVE RAPED A 15-YEAR-OLD SCHOOLGIRL (UNDER MALAYSIAN LAW, SEX WITH A MINOR CONSTITUTES STATUTORY RAPE). LIM GUAN ENG, CURRENTLY THE CHIEF MINISTER OF PENANG AND THE THEN MP FOR KOTA MELAKA, SPOKE OUT AGAINST THE RAPE OF A MINOR AFTER THE GIRL'S GRANDMOTHER-CUM-GUARDIAN, WHO WAS ALSO LIM'S CONSTITUENT, TURNED TO HIM FOR HELP.

HOWEVER, FAR FROM DESERVING JUSTICE, BOTH LIM AND THE SCHOOLGIRL RECEIVED THEIR "DUES". LIM WAS JAILED FOR THREE YEARS FOR SPEAKING UP AGAINST THE RAPE WHILE THE GIRL WAS GIVEN THREE YEARS "PROTECTIVE CUSTODY". AS FOR RAHIM, BECAUSE OF THE RAPE AND PENDING CORRUPTION CHARGES, HE WAS FORCED TO RESIGN, AFTER A 12-YEAR STINT AS MALACCA'S CHIEF MINISTER.

BUT THE JUDICIARY SAW RAHIM ESCAPE PUNISHMENT FOR A CRIME COMMITTED; THIS CAME ABOUT AFTER THE PUBLIC PROSECUTOR WITHDREW THE CHARGE CITING LACK OF EVIDENCE. THE CORRUPTION CHARGES AGAINST RAHIM WERE ALSO READ MORE Kashmir Task Force for Muslim Women in a Sex Trade involving Underage Muslim Girls for Prostitutes in Hindu India

 

 



Waking up to class politics in Malaysia ? Will the Real Honest Malay Please Stand Up

Posted: 14 Mar 2011 11:03 AM PDT

Be afraid, Umno; be very afraid

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But the Supreme Court will not be deciding the merits of their discrimination case. What's at stake is the very definition of what a class action can be. And that has everyone from the captains of big business, to the leaders of the U. S. Chamber of Commerce, to civil rights lawyers very interested in the outcome.
Walmart's argument is that lawsuit shouldn't be allowed because a class action that covers so many women, working in different stores, in different states, in different jobs, is just too broad. Lawyers who support the company add that if there is discrimination at a particular store then the women who worked
To the uninitiated Gini coefficient is a measure of inequality ranging from 0 to 1, with 0 representing absolute equality and 1 representing absolute inequality. In 2007, Malaysia's Gini coefficient was 0.441, an improvement over the 0.462 in 2004 but let's not forget that in 1990 the Gini coefficient was 0.442, this means we have hardly made any sustainable progress in addressing the problem of income disparity for nearly two decades.The government should be spending more money on education and health care programmes specifically designed for the lower income group to help narrow the gap and not overpriced military hardware and wasteful projects awarded to inept crony contractors and other ill-conceived spending.The bottom 40 per cent of households have an average income of RM1,222 whilst the top 20 per cent earn an average of RM8,157; thus, some say that an inheritance tax, increased taxes for the higher income group and GST (Goods & Services Tax) will help narrow this gap.This is debatable, however. First, the government must stop the leakages that are bleeding us to death.
Show us first that you are prudent with our money before asking for more. You are answerable to the Rakyat; this is not your fiefdom.Other than this, entrepreneurship programmes for the young should be given attention in our quest to be a fully developed nationRecently I received a message from an irate parent in Klang, Selangor. His son and nephew go to a secondary school there and were excited when told that they could choose to be members of various clubs/societies.The boys had a keen interest in business and applied to join the Young Entrepreneurs Club. Their applications were, howevers turned down on grounds that the said club was for Bumiputeras only. Why not call it the "Bumiputera Entrepreneurs Club" then?What kind of message is this sending to the students? Did some bigoted and overzealous civil servant get over excited about Teraju and decide on his/her own? I would not be surprised as the prime minister himself has opened Pandora's Box when he reneged on his NEM pledges and tried to dress up old wine (NEP) in a new bottle (Teraju).Within Pakatan Rakyat so far, only DAP has roundly condemned the NEM and Teraju paradox. They have every right to do so as the DAP led Penang state government under the stewardship of Lim Guan Eng has reported that 70 per cent of the two state firm's open tenders have been won by Malay contractors, showing that the community is not only able to compete but thrive in a competitive environment.Malay contractors won 16 out of 23 tender awards, or 70 per cent, from the Penang Development Corporation(PDC) and 44 out of 66 or 67 per cent of contracts issued by the Perbadanan Bekalan Air Pulau Pinang (PBAPP) in open tenders since Pakatan Rakyat took over Penang in March 2008.sooner or later, your lies that Malay's need crutches will be debunked. In fact there is no need to wait another decade or so, I am saying it now: Malay contractors CAN compete; it is only Umno contractors accustomed to preferential treatment who cannot.PAS vice president Datuk Mahfuz Omar, who is also the MP for Pokok Sena, said last month that the establishment of Teraju is a sign that the previous established agencies have failed in driving Malay and Bumiputra agenda.I quote him verbatim : "We already have Mara, Bank Rakyat, UDA, Ekuinas and many other agencies to help the agenda of Malay transformation. To include Teraju which has the same purpose as these agencies is not really helpful and only adds to the whole mess in the Malay and Bumiputera transformation agendas."This statement, while true, does not answer the question on whether PAS approves of the "Bumiputera Agenda".Does Islam which is the basis of PAS struggle condone discrimination based on ones ethnicity? It would be good if PAS can address that aspect of Teraju.No one at the PKR national leadership has said one iota on the Teraju issue, they seem to be too busy bickering who is going to "Teraju" (Spearhead) PKR Selangor, who is going to "Teraju" PKR Wilayah etc, what they need is a good "Terajang"(kick) in the hind quarters.Please remember your political power comes from the votes of the rakyat not party positions. Wake up and get your act together.This blessed country is teeming with natural resources and good, hard working , decent people, if properly governed and not hijacked by selfish politicians we can turn Malaysia into a powerhouse that may even rival Hong Kong.
If that happens, I would not be surprised that Singapore asks to rejoin the Federation they left in 1965, but as it stands now I can hear the guffawing of Singaporeans from across the causeway right until Putrajaya.
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20 Tahun Tunggu BN Beri Geran Tanah, Akhirnya PR yang Beri

Posted: 14 Mar 2011 10:24 AM PDT


NOTA EDITOR: Kalau ditakdirkan BN terus memerintah tahun 2008 yang lepas, jangan mimpilah Kampung GOmbak Setia ni nak dapat geran tanah. Cium bau geran pun tak dapat. Yang dapat adalah surat minta kosongkan premis sebab tanah dah kena gadai dengan kroni.

Syukur alhamdulillah. Inilah buktinya Pakatan Rakyat membela Melayu.
Tak perlu dabik dada. Terus tunjuk dengan perbuatan.
Tak sabar nak baca komen siber-berukper UMNO. Hehehehe



Penantian 20 tahun penduduk Gombak Setia berakhir
Saturday, 19 February 2011 | Ruangan: Berita

GOMBAK, 19 Feb -Penantian hampir 20 tahun penduduk Kampung Gombak Setia akhirnya terlerai apabila 117 daripada mereka hari ini menerima geran hak milik tanah atau notis 5A dari Menteri Besar Selangor, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim.

Pada masa sama mereka turut dikhabarkan dengan berita gembira oleh Khalid berhubung pengurangan bayaran premium tanah yang didiami mereka dari RM2.50 kepada RM1.00 sekaki persegi.

"Dengan mengambilkira penempatan ini sentiasa menjadi rizab tanah orang-orang Melayu, saya dan ahli exco kerajaan negeri telah bersetuju untuk menurunkan daripada RM2.50 sekaki kepada RM 1.00 sekaki," kata Khalid.

Menurut Khalid, tempoh setahun diberikan kepada penduduk supaya memulakan pembayaran premium tanah mereka sekiranya tidak mahu dikenakan sebarang tindakan perundangan.

Sementara itu, Khalid juga turut memaklumkan tempoh tiga bulan diberikan kepada penduduk yang masih belum mendaftar untuk mendapatkan notis 5A supaya segera berbuat demikian.

Khidmat untuk mengisi borang tersebut juga akan dijalankan dari rumah ke rumah.

Ujarnya, penduduk harus sedar bahawa tanah merupakan hak rakyat dan pemilik perlu mengambil berat serta menjaga hak mereka sebaik mungkin.

Kesedaran seumpama itu penting kata Khalid supaya rakyat tidak terlalu bergantung kepada Pejabat Tanah untuk menguruskan permasalahan tanah mereka.

Dalam pada itu Khalid juga memberitahu, kerajaan negeri kini sedang merangka sistem untuk menyimpan semua data-data dan dokumen berkaitan tanah supaya ia mudah dikendalikan.

"Dalam masa enam bulan lagi, kita akan menyediakan satu sistem yang mana tiada fail yang digunakan dan saya akan kumpulkan semua dan dimasukkkan salinan dalam sistem web yang ianya boleh diakses dengan mudah.

"Tiada lagi masalah kehilangan fail. Kita mahu adakan sistem yang telus untuk masyarakat kerana itu adalah harta utama masyarakat dan jika tidak dijaga dengan baik bererti kita tidak memberikan perkhidmatan dan berkebajikan," katanya.

Untuk rekod, penduduk Kampung Gombak Setia telah menuntut hak pemilikan tanah sejak tahun 90-an memandangkan majoriti penduduk yang tinggal di kawasan penempatan itu ialah Melayu.
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HRP: Legal strategy in place to free 53

Posted: 13 Mar 2011 12:07 PM PDT

The Human Rights Party today said that it has formulated a legal strategy to force the government to drop the charges against 53 of its national and grassroots leaders. Full story: malaysiakini.com
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Anwar arrives ... to a blackout

Posted: 13 Mar 2011 07:20 AM PDT

However, the event last night was not exactly without hitch when the power went out for 10 minutes just as Anwar took the mic. Just as he was in the midst of greeting the guests, the lights as well as the sound in the field of Kelab Sultan Sulaiman, Kampung Baru - where the dinner was held - went out, throwing the function into darkness. While he was huddling around the podium with other party leaders including Menteri Besar Khalid Ibrahim and Federal Territories chief Dr Idris Ahmad, the 'security personnel' from the Youth wing quickly surrounded him to form a protective barrier. After a few minutes of discussion, Anwar and his entourage decided to abandon the venue. But just as the were halfway walking out, the power came back on, causing them to quickly make a U-turn back for the stage.
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Piala YB Dato Mansor – Bola 7 Sebelah pada 20-3-2011, 9am, di Padang USM

Posted: 14 Mar 2011 09:28 AM PDT

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Speech by Anwar Ibrahim at the Fifth Asian Renaissance Seminar on February 26, 2011 in Phnom Penh

Posted: 14 Mar 2011 09:15 AM PDT

From Azmin Ali's Blog

The Sand Storms of Revolution in the Middle East and their impact on Democracy in Southeast Asia

My congratulations once again to the Sasakawa Peace Foundation and the Institute for Policy Studies for hosting this Fifth Seminar. This is indeed a most opportune time for our future leaders to engage with each other on the issues that matter most to meet the challenges of a rapidly evolving world.
It was only two years ago that I addressed the last Renaissance forum held in Manila and recounted the episode of my attempt at some crystal ball gazing on the geo-political situation in the Middle East. Today, as we all know, it gives me some degree of satisfaction to be able to say that I wasn't too far off the mark when I said that the winds of change from autocracy to democracy had been blowing across various parts of the Muslim world. Of course, little did I expect that the winds of change would transform into the sandstorms of revolution.

Indeed, regardless of the locus of the upheaval, where the formula for repressive rule is founded on the suppression of dissent by state controlled organs, such as the police, security forces or the military, the powers that be can only continue to be so as long as these organs do their bidding. As we witnessed in Tunisia, and then more significantly in Egypt, when these organs malfunction, or refuse to do their bidding, the entire substratum of control collapses enabling the people to progress from mere assemblies of protest to a virtual behemoth of regime change. Even as we speak, we know that events in Yemen, Bahrain and Libya are spiralling towards their inevitable resolution, no matter how stubbornly their leaders cling on power.

The problems that plague the Middle Eastern nations are no different from those affecting other parts of the world under autocratic regimes. The amassing of wealth by the elite at the expense of the masses, inadequate infrastructure, outdated education systems, deplorable health care and declining incomes in real terms – these are problems that almost all nations under autocratic regimes have in common. Political marginalization in all its implications and economic impoverishment, these are the perfect ingredients for political upheavals. Regimes that have gone past their expiry dates but continue to paint a facade of peace, security and even prosperity through the use of an elaborate propaganda machine are only delaying their final reckoning.

True, it will take some time for Tunisia and Egypt to move into the league of Muslim democracies such as Turkey and Indonesia, but even as the point of no return has been reached for the Middle East, we ask ourselves how these events may now impact the supposedly 'older' democracies in Southeast Asia.
It would do well to remind leaders here to vigorously pursue the agenda for socio-economic reform and to strengthen further the institutions of democracy and freedom. Fundamental safeguards put in place upon the attainment of independence from colonial powers have been systematically dismantled. In their place are draconian laws that violate fundamental liberties together with a systemic destruction of the separation of powers equation.

There are rare exceptions though. Indonesia, having undergone her transformational political upheaval and emerging from the storm a new nation altogether, still remains the shining example of a real democracy. Press freedom is alive and well, and the conduct of free and fair elections leaves her neighbours' looking like pathetic upstarts in the race for democracy.
Granted it is no Utopia, but the phenomenal changes in the areas of governance, the judiciary, and the pre-eminence of the rule of law set it as an exemplary nascent liberal democracy. So what happened to the rest of the pack?
The Philippines was at the fore front in the democratization process displacing their dictator with People Power. Under the late president Corazon Aquino, the Philippines got way ahead of the curve but, as they say, democracy can be here today and gone tomorrow. So this great nation has had its fair share of the trials and tribulations associated with the passage from martial law to full freedom and democracy. Fortunately, the backsliding from democracy was never that insidious as to destroy the entire foundation. The recent elections results make us optimistic that under its new President, the Philippines will be firmly on the road back to real freedom and democracy.
Taking lessons from history, we can say that with the exception of Japan and India, not more than 30 years had passed in the countries in Asia before the euphoria of independence became supplanted with the gloom of despotism and autocracy.
Still being championed by aging autocrats some still in power and some having ostensibly retired, the view is that authoritarian systems are better suited towards realizing socio-economic ends. The proposition is that in order to eradicate poverty and exploit resources to accelerate modernization, government must be paternalistic. This means rapid centralization of power together with the dismantling of the checks and balance. These are obviously antithetical to freedom and democracy.
Today, we see the rights and liberties of the people being progressively eroded – whether they are from minorities, the marginalized poor, the progressive middle class or from those on the other side of the political spectrum. At the same time, we see political leaders grandstanding before their electoral constituents even if it means fanning the fire of ethnic tensions and putting the long term stability of the nation in danger.
In a plural society, the empowerment of one ethnic group at the expense of another would only lead to a clash of competing interests which would in turn threaten the essential overlapping consensus. This consensus requires making adjustments to overlapping claims to entitlement of rights or competing goals. It is therefore incumbent on politicians be they in power or those in opposition to conduct themselves responsibly even if it means risking popularity. It is therefore doubly reprehensible for leaders in multi-ethnic societies who control the state organs including the mass media to stoke the fires of ethnic rivalry and animosity just so that they can stay in power.
Now apart from free, fair and transparent elections, the basic institutions of civil society must be in place with an independent judiciary that will function as an effective check and balance against the powers of the executive and the legislature. We cannot overstate the profound importance of an independent judiciary. A judiciary which is compromised can and will take a nation to political damnation. It breeds systemic failure of due process and the rule of law.
If the next generation is to inherit the legacy of an Asian Renaissance in its full bloom, then the lessons of the latest upheavals in the Middle East must be learned by the leaders of the region. Some seem to have taken cognizance and are humbled. Yet others have not only remained in denial but, for reasons best known to themselves, have displayed pure arrogance in the face of these stark realities. Some pride their sense of security in the attainment of economic wealth and progress. Some pride theirs on their own evaluation of their contribution to the political well being of the state. But let us remind these pompous and pontificating autocrats that the consequences for not heeding the call for freedom and democracy will be profound and far reaching. You may be able to swim against the current in the river when it serves but you cannot swim against the force of history.
While the collapse of the regimes in Tunisia and Egypt has proceeded on an uneven keel, the common thread that links it remains clearly a collective desire to break free from the chains of tyranny and political enslavement. In as much as democracy is not time bound, the world of cyber linkages is borderless. This has immense implications for autocratic regimes. Whether they call it managing information or filtering negative content, the fact remains that the Internet is being seen by such regimes as major threats to efforts in stifling dissent. Yet, despite having been proven to be a Sisyphean endeavour, (as in Egypt and Libya) the powers that be in this part of the world, continue to flaunt its role of cyber Big Brother.

But these are things that don't really surprise us, coming from a basically totalitarian state. But we need not look too far for surprises though. In Southeast Asia, bloggers are being hauled up to face charges for exercising their freedom of expression and that's simply because their expressions are not in favour of the ruling governments. Bloggers and websites dedicated to opposition bashing are allowed free rein and some are funded by the powers that be.
Finally, let me say a few words about the view that is gaining currency fast in the wake of the revolutions in the Middle East. This is the so-called 'rising tide of political Islam'. As I've said before, given a choice between freedom and dictatorship, Muslims will overwhelmingly choose the former. In any event, the fear of Islam hijacking freedom and democracy has been proven to be without foundation.

Hence, this rising tide of Islam catch phrase is nothing but another new way of beating the Islamic bogeyman, in its various manifestations of Islamophobia. This psychotic fear has not dissipated since 9/11 and has been given a new lease on life in the wake of the convulsions in the Arab world. And contrary to general belief, this phobia is not prevalent only in the West. We have on record a supposedly retired statesman in Southeast Asia expressing opinions on Muslims which betray an utter lack of sensitivity. We even have Muslim leaders in the region who appear to be suffering from the paranoia about the Muslim Brotherhood to a degree that rivals that of say Mubarak or even the Neo-cons of America.

We have already seen that right from the Tunisian revolution, and throughout the Egyptian phase and now in Libya, Yemen and elsewhere, the rallying cry had been freedom against tyranny and oppression. The demands of the people remain to be good governance, accountability for corruption, political empowerment and social justice.

Thank you.


It is time to be afraid...

Posted: 14 Mar 2011 09:49 AM PDT

What has the world come to, when the most powerful economic houses are drowning in deficits. And it becomes apparent that when there are such enormous deficits, that the nations are ill equip to take any other shocks or contingencies in their systems. Japan is now a prime example. Potentially digging into international reserves for rebuilding effort, selling bonds thereby destabilising the US market, slow down in production that may disrupt that little growth it has, inability to adjust interest rates because it is already so very low... with all the brainpower in technology and economics, we are witnessing top economies straight-jacketed about what they can do, their options dwindling. What if another major disaster strikes? What if the middle east flares up in political conflagaration?

Bringing the focus back home to Malaysia, we too have a very significant deficit, but the government keeps spending. Isn't it time Malaysians rise in anger like the tea party in the US? We can't afford indiscriminate spending, made worse not just by bad judgment, but by endemic corruption. It is amazing that majority Malaysians haven't woken up yet to the massive damage that BN is causing to our system - politically, institutionally, economically, education, social..our very future. BN is malignant leukemia in our system. It is a force of malevolence that feeds and grows strong on the complacency of Malaysians.

What's the opposition doing?

You are still making measured criticisms.

We're past measured criticisms. It's about time you get angry. It's about time you paint a real, graphic picture not only for the next few months, but the next decade of the cesspool that Malaysia is sinking into so that the message - the right message - and the correct message - gets through the numbskull of whole generations of unthinking, uncritical Malaysians - no doubt a product of our ineffective education system.

If efficient Japan can sink into the despair of today (but without doubt they will rebuild because they are resilient peoples), think of what a laid back Malaysia with no real innovation can do when a major challenge comes our way. We won't have anymore cash to relieve suffering, much less rebuild.

Isn't that reason enough to PANIC, NOW?


“Sarawak Elections after Lent….??”

Posted: 14 Mar 2011 07:44 AM PDT

Sarawak CM Taib knows that the "Bible" issue is now very hot of the racks. He will not be pushed into calling for a dissolution anytime now as he will be seen as being very disrespectful to the Christian community which makes up nearly half of the voters in Sarawak.

Many are speculating that he has the date already set up on the 9th of April and polling will be on 16th. Consider this writeup from Wikipedia and tell me whether CM Taib will take the chances of annoying and turning it into anger for the Christian community.

(  Wednesday March 9th- Sunday 24th April 2011 )

Lent in the Christian tradition, is the period of the liturgical year from Ash Wednesday to Easter. The traditional purpose of Lent is the preparation of the believer — through prayer, repentance, almsgiving and self-denial — for the annual commemoration during Holy Week of the Death and Resurrection of Jesus, which recalls the events linked to the Passion of Christ and culminates in Easter, the celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.

According to the Canonical gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke, Jesus spent forty days fasting in the desert before the beginning of his public ministry, where he endured temptation by Satan.[1][2] Thus, Lent is described as being forty days long, though different denominations calculate the forty days differently.

This practice is common to much of Christendom, being celebrated by Catholics, Lutherans, Methodists, Presbyterians, and Anglicans.[3][3][4][4] Lent is increasingly being observed by other denominations as well, even such groups that have historically ignored Lent, such as Baptists and Mennonites.

If you are CM Taib will choose any of the dates during this time…???

The Bible issue:-

 



Opposition leaders say they’re ready for polls The most damaging political myth is one that was created by UMNO Sodomy II is not about finding Anwar guilty

Posted: 14 Mar 2011 06:45 AM PDT

Opposition leaders say they're ready for polls

KUALA LUMPUR – Opposition party leaders said today that they are ready to face the general election "at any time from now."

They made the declaration after a meeting chaired by Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim at his parliament office.

Top leaders of all parties in the opposition pact attended the meeting, including PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang and DAP advisor Lim Kit Siang.

Abdul Hadi told reporters that important matters concerning the interests of the opposition parties had been resolved, including the allocation of seats.

"Our preparations for the election will proceed as we discussed today," he said.

Abdul Hadi said that all preparations would be completed before the dissolution of the Sarawak legislative assembly, whose tenure expires on July 24.

The opposition parties were still asking the Election Commission to extend the campaign period from seven to 21 days.

"We also call for equal media access to all parties contesting in the general election," Abdul Hadi said.

Condemning the Umno-led government for what it alleges is hypocrisy, Human Rights Party corodinator S Jayathas pledged to fight both in peaceful assemblies on the streets and in the courtrooms against intimidation "until racism was completely wiped out" in Malaysia.

He told Malaysia Chronicle the party will soon be appealing to the High Court to set aside charges pressed against 53 of its members for taking part in an anti-racism protest that the BN government alleges was organized by Hindraf, a movement that has become illegal since its 2008 ban.

"We will appeal under Article 10 of the Federal Constitution that guarantees Malaysian citizens the freedom to form societies," said Jayathas.

International lobbying

Jayathas insist that the HRP members had participated in the rally as members of Hindraf Makkal Sakhti, a new NGO that they have applied to be registered with the Registrar of Societies and not as members of the outlawed Hindraf.

HRP is an offshot of the outlawed Hindu Rights Action Party or Hindraf. It has also applied to be a political party but has yet to obtain the go-ahead from the Registrar.

The 53 members hauled up by the police have been released on bail of between RM1,700 to RM 8,000 each. The money was paid through HRP's funding obtained from public donations.

HRP also plans to fight Umno's alleged racism through the use of international lobbying to the UK House of Commons, European Parliament Subcommittee on Human Rights, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and others international bodies.

During the anti-racism rally on Feb 27 at KLCC, police launched a massive and allegedly unnecessarily harsh crackdown. 109 protesters were arrested in a bid to stamp out the revolt.

The Indian community has long protested about its shrinking human rights and the government's refusal to allot it a fair share of the economic pie. It is also unhappy that its vernacular schools have been denied sufficient funding.

Lately, the community was also upset by the Education ministry's refusal to remove a controversial book Interlok from schools' syllabus. The books contains a reference to the Indian community as "pariah".

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Condemning the Umno-led government for what it alleges is hypocrisy, Human Rights Party corodinator S Jayathas pledged to fight both in peaceful assemblies on the streets and in the courtrooms against intimidation "until racism was completely wiped out" in Malaysia.He told Malaysia Chronicle the party will soon be appealing to the High Court to set aside charges pressed against 53 of its members for taking part in an anti-racism protest that the BN government alleges was organized by Hindraf, a movement that has become illegal since its 2008 ban. 

"We will appeal under Article 10 of the Federal Constitution that guarantees Malaysian citizens the freedom to form societies," said Jayathas.

International lobbying

Jayathas insist that the HRP members had participated in the rally as members of Hindraf Makkal Sakhti, a new NGO that they have applied to be registered with the Registrar of Societies and not as members of the outlawed Hindraf.

HRP is an offshot of the outlawed Hindu Rights Action Party or Hindraf. It has also applied to be a political party but has yet to obtain the go-ahead from the Registrar.

The 53 members hauled up by the police have been released on bail of between RM1,700 to RM 8,000 each. The money was paid through HRP's funding obtained from public donations.

HRP also plans to fight Umno's alleged racism through the use of international lobbying to the UK House of Commons, European Parliament Subcommittee on Human Rights, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and others international bodies.

During the anti-racism rally on Feb 27 at KLCC, police launched a massive and allegedly unnecessarily harsh crackdown. 109 protesters were arrested in a bid to stamp out the revolt.

The Indian community has long protested about its shrinking human rights and the government's refusal to allot it a fair share of the economic pie. It is also unhappy that its vernacular schools have been denied sufficient funding.

Lately, the community was also upset by the Education ministry's refusal to remove a controversial book Interlok from schools' syllabus. The books contains a reference to the Indian community as "pariah".

INVESTIGATION PAPERS ON SOI LEK'S SEX VIDEO TO BE SENT TO AG


 
BACK IN 1994, THE THEN CHIEF MINISTER OF MALACCA, ABDUL RAHIM THAMBY CHIK, WAS REPORTED TO HAVE RAPED A 15-YEAR-OLD SCHOOLGIRL (UNDER MALAYSIAN LAW, SEX WITH A MINOR CONSTITUTES STATUTORY RAPE). LIM GUAN ENG, CURRENTLY THE CHIEF MINISTER OF PENANG AND THE THEN MP FOR KOTA MELAKA, SPOKE OUT AGAINST THE RAPE OF A MINOR AFTER THE GIRL'S GRANDMOTHER-CUM-GUARDIAN, WHO WAS ALSO LIM'S CONSTITUENT, TURNED TO HIM FOR HELP.

HOWEVER, FAR FROM DESERVING JUSTICE, BOTH LIM AND THE SCHOOLGIRL RECEIVED THEIR "DUES". LIM WAS JAILED FOR THREE YEARS FOR SPEAKING UP AGAINST THE RAPE WHILE THE GIRL WAS GIVEN THREE YEARS "PROTECTIVE CUSTODY". AS FOR RAHIM, BECAUSE OF THE RAPE AND PENDING CORRUPTION CHARGES, HE WAS FORCED TO RESIGN, AFTER A 12-YEAR STINT AS MALACCA'S CHIEF MINISTER.

BUT THE JUDICIARY SAW RAHIM ESCAPE PUNISHMENT FOR A CRIME COMMITTED; THIS CAME ABOUT AFTER THE PUBLIC PROSECUTOR WITHDREW THE CHARGE CITING LACK OF EVIDENCE. THE CORRUPTION CHARGES AGAINST RAHIM WERE ALSO DROPPED.READMORE  The most damaging political myth is one that was created by UMNO Sodomy II is not about finding Anwar guilty

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Malaysian Newspaper Pokes Fun At Recent Tsunami Disasters.

Posted: 14 Mar 2011 06:34 AM PDT

Local Malaysian newspaper Berita Harian published a caricature in their editor's column today that depicts the popular Japanese cartoon character Ultraman as trying to outrun an incoming tsunami.

The publication has received tremendous criticisms by readers, who accuse the editors as being "inconsiderate and distasteful". Several political leaders have even stepped out and demand a public apology, to which the editors promptly made on their publication's Facebook fan page.


Courtesy of iReport


PAS No. 2 Joins Call To Free BM Bibles - By Clara Chooi.

Posted: 14 Mar 2011 06:12 AM PDT

PAS deputy president Nasharudin Mat Isa joined his non-Muslim colleagues in Pakatan Rakyat today in condemning the detention of Malay-language Bibles, asserting that the holy book should be respected.

When approached in Parliament on the issue this evening, the Bachok MP explained that slam recognised Christians as "people of the book", which meant that the Bible should be given due respect by all.

This, he added, was regardless of what language the Bible is written in.

He added that he even knew of the existence of Bibles written in Jawi that were presently available in Malaysia.

"There are many books in the market, many Christian books that are written in Malay. And even if people cannot read it in Malay, they will read it in English so I do not see any reason why these Bibles should be detained," he said.

Nasharudin also rubbished fears that such Malay-language Bibles would encourage Muslims to convert to Christianity, expressing confidence in the faith of Muslims.

"The Muslims have a strong belief in their religion and everyone has a right to practise their own beliefs. This is just a matter of a book and we should respect the Bible because in Islam, we consider the Christians to be the people of the book," he said.

Nasharudin noted that the sensitivity over the issue was in the use of the word "Allah" by non-Muslims, which he described as "rigid".

"Perhaps it is because of the very rigid interpretation of the word Allah that caused this issue. But then to detain a book just because it is in the Malay language, thinking that it might help to propagate Christianity..." he said without ending his sentence.

The Home Ministry is presently facing immense pressure from Christian groups and political parties to release the 35,000 Malay-language Bibles presently impounded at Port Klang and Kuching Port.

The books, according to Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein, had been detained due to the pending court appeal on a 2009 High Court ruling that allowed Catholic weekly The Herald to use the word "Allah" in its publications.

He said the ministry is waiting for advice from the Attorney-General on whether to release the detained books, said to be worth some RM78,000.

Questions have, however, arisen over a string of conflicting instructions the ministry has been issuing since a consignment of 5,100 such books were detained at Port Klang in 2009.

Official letters from the ministry to the books' importer, the Bible Society of Malaysia (BSM), indicated that the Cabinet had agreed to release the consignment in June last year, despite the pending appeal of the High Court's ruling.

DAP MP Tony Pua also revealed today Hishammuddin's written response in Parliament on June 7 last year, saying that the ministry had already issued a notice to BSM to retrieve its shipment.

Despite this, BSM has claimed that its attempt to collect the books had been thwarted by the Port Klang authorities.

Hishammuddin's statement yesterday conceding to the detention of the holy books and announcement that the ministry was now awaiting the A-G's advice on what to do with the shipment, has further added to confusion over the government's actual stand on the matter.


Courtesy of The Malaysian Insider


Nuclear Power Not Worth The Risks - By Elizabeth Wong.

Posted: 14 Mar 2011 05:54 AM PDT

My prayers go out to the Japanese people that they will be able survive the aftershocks, recover from the tsunami and contain the damage from the unfolding nuclear disaster.

However, I share with many others a growing concern over the situation developing at the Fukushima nuclear reactors.

All the safety back-up plans were knocked out in one fell swoop, and a meltdown appears to be taking place.

Two explosions have occurred, and the authorities have resorted to the desperate measure of pumping in sea water to prevent a total meltdown.

Every country that has a nuclear programme, or is contemplating one like Malaysia, has a responsibility to understand what is happening at the Fukushima reactors.

We also have to understand what it tells us about the risks of nuclear power and whether nuclear-based electricity is worth the cost.

The Barisan Nasional government has proposed that Malaysia embrace nuclear power at a time when we still have domestic supplies of oil and gas (albeit dwindling ones), abundant riverways, huge amounts of biomass fuel, and limitless sunshine.

Furthermore, this year is not only the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster, but also the year in which Malaysia is supposed to become the world's number three producer of solar cells.

Solar power has been on a downward price trend, a trend that has only become more aggressive as demand for clean energy has risen and more producers have emerged.

By 2021, the year in which Prime Minister Najib Razak hopes to unveil his nuclear plants, solar power will be even more cost-competitive than it is now.

The nuclear industry and nuclear agencies have a long history of accidents, cover-ups and poor follow-up on safety standards. Japan is not unique in this regard, as it is a pattern found around the world.

Britain's nuclear safety agency recently admitted in a court case that it had covered up radiation leaks from a plant 50 miles from the centre of London.

The Fukushima disaster has also shown that the safety back-up plans in place were inadequate.

Despite being warned by experts and citizen groups that stronger earthquakes and tsunamis could happen, they failed to plan for them.

Like Japan, Malaysia is also on the Pacific "Ring of Fire", the ring of intense seismic activity around the Pacific Ocean.

We have already learned that we are vulnerable to tsunamis and we can also feel the effects of earthquakes.

Whether they be built on the west or east coast of Peninsular, the proposed two nuclear power plants will be vulnerable to seismic-related activities.

We do not need to take the path of nuclear power. Instead it should be a distant, desperate last resort and we should be prioritising renewable power and energy efficiency.

With a Renewable Energy Bill currently tabled and an Energy Efficiency Bill in the works, it is unconscionable for Malaysia to go ahead with nuclear power in light of the nuclear disaster in Japan, and the pattern of nuclear accidents around the world.

The price of nuclear power is not worth the risk because safer, cheaper and more sensible alternatives exist.

We call on the federal government to put an immediate stop to the current nuclear power plans for the good of the nation and the safety of our citizens.


Pua Reveals Hisham Ordered BM Bibles Release In 2010 - By Clara Chooi.

Posted: 14 Mar 2011 05:41 AM PDT

DAP MP Tony Pua unveiled documents today showing Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein had issued orders last June for the release of 5,100 Malay-language bibles currently impounded at Port Klang.

The home minister had said over the weekend that the bibles had been impounded due to the ministry's pending court appeal on the Catholic weekly The Herald's use of the word "Allah" in its publications.

But the Petaling Jaya Utara MP revealed that Hishammuddin, in his written reply to Parliament on June 7 last year, had announced that a notice had already been issued to the books' importers urging them retrieve their consignment.

"There are a total of 5,100 Al-Kitab Berita Baik books detained. Notice has already been sent to the importers to retrieve the consignment but until now, they have failed to do so. The publications are being stored in good condition in the Home Ministry's Port Klang office although the deadline for the importers to retrieve them has expired," was Hishammuddin's written response to a question from Pua last year.

Pua charged that since the consignment in question is still being impounded in Port Klang, Hishammuddin had misled the House with his answer.

He added that this was further compounded by The Malaysian Insider's publication yesterday of a ministry letter dating June 10, 2010, where a senior official wrote that the appeal by the book's importer, Bible Society of Malaysia (BSM) had been considered and the ministry had agreed to release the consignment.

"So it is a lie on two fronts," Pua told a press conference in Parliament this afternoon.

He also referred to a response from Hishammuddin yesterday where the minister claimed that the Bibles had been impounded due to the ministry's pending court appeal on the Catholic weekly The Herald's use of the word "Allah" in its publications.

In his statement, Hishammuddin had also said that the ministry was presently awaiting advice from the Attorney-General to determine its next move in the controversy.

"So this is what is happening today. A lie on two fronts... the reply from the minister is a lie. And yet there is a letter proving that the notice was indeed sent. So you (BSM) can claim it back but until today, you still cannot claim it back? Now you (Hishammuddin) say you have to refer to the A-G but yet in Parliament earlier, you said the books were released. Is this because the minister is just misleading the Parliament to discourage any further questions?" said Pua.

He urged the ministry to take responsibility over the issue and clear any confusion by ordering the immediate release of the confiscated Bibles to the BSM.

This, he said, included the additional 30,000 Malay-language Bibles which are also presently held by the Home Ministry at the Kuching port.

"There should be freedom of religion in this country where Christians are allowed to practise in whatever language they please as long as these Bibles are not distributed to the Muslims," said Pua.

DAP's Bandar Kuching MP Chong Chieng Jen agreed and added that as the issue was of public interest, it would likely be highlighted by the opposition during its campaign in the Sarawak polls.

"This is definitely an issue that concerns the people and it is unfair of the Barisan Nasional (BN) so of course we will highlight it. The BN government is being oppressive to those of other religions," he said.

In The Malaysian Insider's previous reports on the issue, it was shown that the ministry has been issuing a string of conflicting instructions concerning the release of seized 5,100 Al-Kitab books in Port Klang, which were seized by customs officers on March 20, 2009.

BSM's general secretary Reverend Simon Wong said the ministry had issued a total of three letters to the society — the first on June 10 — announcing the release of the books.

This was followed by a second one on June 24, containing conflicting instructions on the status of the seized books.

The last, on June 26, stated that the matter had been referred the ministry's Publications Control and Al-Quran Text Division, Putrajaya for "immediate action".

According to Wong, upon receiving the first letter, BSM had sent its agent to retrieve the consignment but had been blocked by the Port Klang officials who claimed that the ministry had prohibited the release of the books.

The senior officer on duty at the time, one Suniranto Shukor, had allegedly claimed he was under "instructions from above" not to release the shipment, but dutifully produced a letter on the spot and signed his name on the document.

In the June 24 letter, the Publication Control and Al-Quran Text division stated the ministry had "made the decision to reject the import of the publication".

But the following sentence in the same letter added to BSM's confusion: "You are requested to contact this office to collect the publication before 30 June 2010 to implement any related decision or present a written appeal regarding this matter. All publication… will be forfeited… after 30 June 2010."

Perplexed, BSM requested for another letter, which arrived two days later stating that the matter had been referred to the ministry's Publications Control and Al-Quran Text Division, Putrajaya.

Till today, however, the consignment of books in question, including the 30,000 at the Kuching port, remain under the ministry's keep in Port Klang despite repeated attempts by numerous parties to pressure the government into ordering for its release.

In 2009, a High Court ruling allowed the Catholic church's weekly The Herald to use the word "Allah" in its Bahasa Malaysia edition, sparking off a series of attacks on houses of worship nationwide.

The ministry has since filed an appeal on the decision in February last year and won a stay, pending a decision by Court of Appeal.


Courtesy of The Malaysian Insider


Silap selangkah hancur kesemuanya: PAS menghadapi cabaran transformasi

Posted: 14 Mar 2011 04:55 AM PDT


Bukan sesuatu yang mengejutkan apabila Barisan Nasional menang dalam PRK Merlimau dan Kerdau yang dijalankan serentak. Malah bukan sesuatu yang memeranjatkan apabila BN menang dengan majoriti yang lebih besar...


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Silap selangkah hancur kesemuanya: PAS menghadapi cabaran transformasi

Lim Yew Chien

Bukan sesuatu yang mengejutkan apabila Barisan Nasional menang dalam PRK Merlimau dan Kerdau yang dijalankan serentak. Malah bukan sesuatu yang memeranjatkan apabila BN menang dengan majoriti yang lebih besar. Suasana PRK hanya hangat selepas beberapa hari berkempen. Sepanjang tempoh berkempen, penyokong Pakatan Rakyat mulai merasakan kemungkinan untuk menghakis undi majoriti BN. Jadi, undi majoriti yang besar tetap membeliakkan sesetengah orang.

Banyak mesej yang tercetus dalam pertarungan ini. Sebagaimana di Merlimau, ia menyaksikan berkecainya harapan PR untuk bertapak di Melaka. Yang menerima impak terbesar adalah cita-cita PR untuk menawan Putrajaya. Untuk menawan Putrajaya, PR perlu menerokai gelanggang baru selain kawasan yang dimenanginya ketika tsunami politik pada 8 Mac 2008.

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BN hilang bimbang

Mungkin Melaka bukan barisan depan sebagaimana yang dalam percaturan PR. Namun seandainya PR berjaya menghakis undi majoriti BN, maka bertambahlah satu kawasan yang boleh diletakkan harapan untuk PR. Dari segi strateginya, seandainya undi majoriti BN dikurangkan, maka BN akan kehilangan satu kawasan yang "langsung tidak perlu dibimbangkan". Maka, BN terpaksa mengagihkan sumbernya, untuk memastikan semua barisannya dikawal dengan rapi.

Organisasi PAS di Melaka tidak setanding dengan organisasinya di pantai timur dan utara Semenanjung. Isu tempatan, organisasi tempatan malah suasana tempatan mempunyai pengaruh yang kuat di kawasan desa Melayu. Selagi organisasi tempatan UMNO beroperasi dengan lancar, maka agak mustahil PAS menembusi kubu ini.

Pengundi Cina hanya kira-kira 20% daripada jumlah pengundi Merlimau. Meskipun MCA dan DAP masih saling mempertikaikan kecenderungan pola pengundian Cina, namun pertikaiannya tidak hangat sebagaimana di PRK Tenang. Ini kerana nisbah pengundi Cina lebih rendah secara perbandingannya, malah berselerak dan sukar dianalisa.

Pada hakikatnya, seandainya sokongan pengundi Cina tidak kembali kepada BN, maka ia bermakna pengundi Melayu kembali ke pangkuan BN secara mendadak - barulah ia berakhir dengan kesudahan di mana BN meraih undi majoriti yang setinggi itu. Ini mungkin khabar yang lebih buruk buat PR. Sesungguhnya, fokus yang menjadi tumpuan dalam kedua-dua PRK ini adalah pola pengundi Melayu.

Undi Melayu di Galas jadi kayu ukur

Walaupun berjiran dengan Kelantan, negeri yang mana PAS berakar umbi sekian lama, namun Pahang secara tradisionalnya didominasi UMNO, dan bukan senang untuk ditembusi. Jikalau analisa hanya dibuat berdasarkan menang-kalah, maka kekalahan PR di kubu UMNO hanya menunjukkan bahawa lanskap politik UMNO masih tidak tergugat. Ia tidak bermakna bahawa BN semestinya memiliki kelebihan di kawasan yang asalnya dimiliki PR, atau kawasan pinggiran.

Sesungguhnya ia hanya dilihat dari sudut menang-kalah. Namun, keadaannya menjadi kompleks apabila perlu mengambil kira undi majoriti yang bertambah. Peningkatan undi majoriti BN mungkin disebabkan faktor tempatan. Sumber BN lebih tertumpu ketika PRK, ditambah pula faktor lain, ia mungkin menyumbang kepada kemenangan besar BN. PRK yang lalu, khususnya sebelum "tsunami politik", keadaan ini telah berlaku.

Selain faktor tempatan, penambahan undi majoriti BN semestinya mencerminkan pola pengundian Melayu di seluruh negara. Ia agak sukar untuk dikupas kerana terlalu banyak faktor yang saling mempengaruhi. Namun, sudah jelas bahawa ianya bukan sesuatu yang tidak berasas, seandainya didakwa bahawa undi Melayu cenderung untuk kembali ke BN - jikalau diambil kira prestasi BN di kawasan desa Melayu dalam beberapa PRK yang terkini.

Daripada beberapa PRK yang dimenangi BN, Galas adalah kayu ukur yang paling sesuai. Kerusi DUN Galas dimiliki PAS pada asalnya, malah terletak dalam negeri yang selama ini diperintah PAS. Pengalihan sokongan Melayu di Galas tidak boleh dipersalahkan kepada organisasi tempatan. Punca yang mendasar mungkin berkaitan dengan perubahan di seluruh negara.

Peratusan pengundian yang tinggi

Apa yang menarik dalam kedua-dua PRK Merlimau dan Kerdau ini adalah peratusan pengundian yang lebih tinggi berbanding PRU ke-12, dengan 79% sebagaimana yang dicatat Merlimau dan 83% di Kerdau.

Seandainya peratusan pengundian tidak tinggi, maka ia mungkin menunjukkan bahawa wujudnya sesetengah pengundi yang masih sangsi terhadap PAS, pada masa yang sama juga ragu-ragu untuk mengundi BN. Golongan pengundi sedemikian kelihatan belum tahu kepada siapa mereka mahu mengundi sebelum PRU ke-13. Jadi PR masih boleh menaruh harapan kepada golongan pengundi sebegini.

Tetapi kedua-dua PRK ini tidak menunjukkan keadaan peratusan pengundian rendah. Jumlah keseluruhan undi BN memperlihatkan peningkatan yang jelas. Sama ada undi ini datang daripada penyokong PAS ataupun pengundi baru, kecenderungan mereka nampaknya sukar untuk diubah dalam masa yang singkat.

Kedua-dua keputusan PRK ini semestinya tidak mempengaruhi kuasa kerajaan BN di negeri berkenaan. Tetapi mengapa pengundi kampung dari kedua-dua kawasan ini begitu aktif untuk keluar mengundi? Sememangnya sikap yang positif ini (keluar mengundi) sesuatu yang baik untuk proses pendemokrasian, tetapi apakah peratusan pengundian yang tinggi dalam kedua-dua PRK ini betul dijuruskan kesedaran demokrasi? Kalau bukan kerana kesedaran demokrasi, apakah pula yang mengaktifkan pengundi untuk keluar mengundi?

Ada yang membangkitkan kemungkinan bahawa peratusan pengundian yang tinggi ini disebabkan pengundi hantu dan rasuah. Jikapun begitu, ia hanya menunjukkan bahawa kemampuan parti yang terlibat menggunakan "strategi luar biasa" ini telah dipertingkatkan. Ia mungkin sukar untuk dibongkarkan seandainya diulangi pada masa akan datang. Pada hakikatnya, selain ahli parlimen Kota Melaka-DAP Sim Tong Him dan jurugambar China Press yang mendakwa melihat sendiri kejadian membeli undi, operasi "tangkap hantu" yang biasa digerakkan PR dalam PRK dahulu nampaknya tidak berhasil.

Asas PAS ditembusi

Kita ketepikan dahulu kemungkinan kejadian "beli undi" atau pengundi hantu. Fenomena pengundi aktif mengundi menunjukkan bahawa BN berupaya untuk mengerah penyokongnya keluar mengundi. Ia berbalik kepada faktor jaringan hubungan tempatan. Tetapi, seandainya "keaktifan" itu didorong inisiatif pengundi sendiri untuk memastikan kemenangan BN, maka ia menunjukkan penyokong setia ini cuba menghalang kemenangan PR. Di sini ia memperlihatkan perubahan pemikiran pengundi Melayu.

Sama ada penyelewengan, jaringan tempatan mahupun perubahan pemikiran (apa yang lebih mungkin sebenarnya adalah kombinasi daripada faktor-faktor ini), yang menjurus kepada kemenangan BN ini - PAS-PR akan berdepan dengan masa depan yang lebih genting. Faktor penyelewengan dan jaringan tempatan mungkin diulangi di kawasan yang mirip, tetapi perubahan pemikiran Melayu mungkin mengundang kesan yang lebih besar, malah sehingga menembusi asas PAS.

Selepas tsunami 8 Mac 2008, BN menyerang ketiga-tiga parti komponen PR. Untuk PKR, BN merancangkan gelombang "keluar parti", mencetuskan kontradiksi dalaman. Sehingga kini, kita gagal melihat wujudnya apa-apa faktor yang boleh menyekat PKR daripada kehilangan kerusi dan undi secara besar-besaran pada PRU yang akan datang.

PAS perlu berdepan dengan kepahitan

Pada hakikatnya, serangan dan strategi yang digunakan UMNO-BN terhadap PAS tidak kurang daripada apa yang dilakukan terhadap PKR. Antaranya, retorik seperti "perpecahan Melayu", "PAS diperkudakan", "derhaka", "bersubahat dengan DAP" dan sebagainya - diulangi dalam media arus perdana, dan kelihatan telah berkesan terhadap Melayu yang hanya boleh menerima maklumat daripada media arus perdana.

Dalam krisis sebegini, PAS diharap agar tidak mengubat penyakitnya dengan ubat sembarangan, iaitu kembali kepada jalan lamanya yang konservatif. Perjuangan PAS yang berdekad-dekad tidak terelak daripada turun naik dan pasang surut. Untuk mengharungi keadaan merudum ini, ia perlu berpegang kepada prinsip dan semangat perjuangannya. PAS kini telah pun berada di landasan dengan hala tuju yang menunjukkan keterbukaannya. Komuniti Melayu tempatan mungkin belum bersedia dari segi fikrahnya untuk menerima konsep yang lebih progresif, maka PAS mungkin perlu menahan kepahitan di mana sokongan terhadapnya akan merudum buat sementara.

Seandainya PAS berpaling dan kembali ke pangkalnya, maka imej positif yang dibina sepanjang ini akan terkubur, dan kehilangan sokongan pengundi Cina yang bukan senang untuk diperolehi sebelum ini. Malah, PAS tidak semestinya mengembalikan sokongan komuniti Melayu, jika kembali ke jalannya yang konservatif.

Reaksi yang silap bakal mengundang malapetaka

Untuk generasi Melayu yang muda, penafsiran Islam dengan konsep yang konservatif kurang menarik. PAS langsung gagal mengancam UMNO jikalau kembali ke jalan pangkalnya yang konservatif. Ini menjelaskan mengapa Timbalan Presiden UMNO Muhyiddin Yassin tidak keberatan untuk mengkritik PAS apabila PAS mengemukakan pengharaman perjudian.

Malah, jika PAS membuat pusingan "U" sejurus selepas kekalahan, langkah ini hanya mengesahkan tuduhan UMNO bahawa PAS adalah parti yang tidak menentu, mempergunakan agama untuk kepentingan politiknya. Jadi, PAS akan undur ke garisan kubunya di pantai Timur. Jika ia berlaku pada zaman dahulu, maka itu mungkin caranya untuk menyelamatkan diri. Tetapi jika ia berlaku pada zaman sekarang, ertinya menunggu untuk disingkir zaman.

Jadi, golongan pemimpin PAS yang terbuka akan memahami, bahawa kekalahan PRK malah PRU, tidak semestinya memusnahkan PAS. Reaksi silap yang akan membawa PAS ke arah kemusnahan. Menyedari impaknya ini, pemimpin yang terbuka dalam PAS harus cuba sedaya upaya untuk menghalang PAS daripada kembali kepada jalan lamanya - malah jika perlu berdepan dengan keretakan parti sekali pun, ia harus diteruskan agar tidak ditimpa malapetaka "silap selangkah hancur kesemuanya".

Dipetik dari http://merdekareview.com/bm/news.php?n=11636


Slogan 'Kepimpinan Melalui Teladan' Dr Mahathir amat berjaya

Posted: 14 Mar 2011 04:57 AM PDT

Bagi seseorang pemimpin yang inginkan 'self-actualization' peribadinya, Dr Mahathir adalah pemimpin yang paling berjaya di dalam sejarah negara merdeka kita ini. Apa sahaja yang beliau mahukan berjaya di dapati dan dinikmati beliau. Saya menulis lagi tentang beliau kerana akhir-akhir ini nama beliau menjadi sebutan orang ramai selepas beliau menulis memoir beliau 'Doctor in the house' yang sekarang telah mencecah jualan melebihi 10,000 naskah.

Beliau mahir bagaimana hendak mendapatkan apa yang beliau mahu. Beliau memahami apa yang ada di dalam hati rakyat terutamanya orang Melayu dan lebih khusus lagi ialah orang Melayu di dalam UMNO. Dr Mahathir mahir mengambil kesempatan kepada kelemahan orang Melayu dan kefahaman beliau tentang sifat dan perangai orang Melayu.

Itulah sebabnya Dr Mahathir mengambil sifat mudah mengalah dan baik hati orang Melayu itu sebagai kelemahan yang boleh diperguna untuk kepentingan beliau sendiri. Beliau faham orang Melayu mudah percaya dan memberikan keyakinan kepada beliau walaupun banyak dari apa yang dilakukan oleh beliau itu memudharatkan perjuangan orang Melayu sendiri.

Beliau tidak sehaluan dengan semua pihak termasuk UMNO sendiri. Apabila UMNO (asal) itu seperti pertubuhan yang lain yang mempunyai perlembagaan membenarkan pertandingan di dalam parti, beliau mengambilnya 'personal' dan apabila parti mencalunkan orang lain untuk mendapatkan pilihan beliau secara sistematik menjadikan parti itu mati di sisi undang-undang.

Beliau kemudiannya menuduh orang lain kerana matinya UMNO itu. Beliau menyalahkan perlembagaan yang membolehkan ahli memilih pimpinan. Sekarang wujud UMNO (baru) yang di tubuhkannya dan parti ini adalah satu-satunya parti di dalam dunia ini yang tidak membolehkan ahli membawa apa-apa kes untuk 'arbitration' ke mahkamah. Keputusan undang-undang hanya terletak di tangan pemimpin-pemimpin semata-mata. Undang-undang hanya mereka yang memimpin untuk menentukan.

Keputusan undang-undang hanya untuk kepentingan mereka yang sedang di rasuk kuasa. Yang penting kuasa jangan terlepas kepada pihak lain. Biar putih mata jangan sesekali berputih tulang. Alasannya tentulah untuk menjaga perpaduan UMNO walaupun tujuannya ialah untuk perpaduan di antara mereka segelintir pemimpin yang mabuk kuasa.

Saya selalu bercakap yang slogan 'kepimpinan melalui teladan' anjuran Dr Mahathir sangat berjaya. Teladan ini di ikuti sampai kehari ini oleh pimpinan-pimpinan yang menggantikan beliau. Malahan sudah pun menjadi budaya yang diterima pakai oleh kebanyakan yang memimpin kita. Pemimpin-pemimpin dan ahli-ahli serta penyokong UMNO pada hari ini ramai yang telah meneladani kepimpinan Dr Mahathir dan ini lah satu-satunya slogan ciptaan Dr Mahathir yang paling berjaya dilaksanakan dan dipraktikan.

Projek pembangunan yang mega-mega hanya dianugerahkan kepada syarikat-syarikat yang mempunyai orang-orang yang berpengaruh di belakangnya. Setengah syarikat-syarikat itu ada Raja-Raja di belakangnya. Setengah syarikat itu ada Menteri-Menteri si sebaliknya, malahan hanya syrikat-syarikat dan kumpulan yang berpengaruh sahaja yang mendapat segala peluang dalam pengagihan ekonomi negara kita.

Bagi sesebuah negara menjadi negara yang stabil politiknya, asas yang paling penting ialah negara yang mempunyai kelas menengah yang besar. Kelas menengah ini merupakan kumpulan yang berpengaruh untuk menentukan jatuh bangunnya politik sesebuah politik dan negara. Itulah sebabnya di zaman perlaksanaan DEB dahulu Malaysia telah melebarkan kelas menengah rakyat dan apa yang menggembirakan ialah pertambahan bilangan orang Melayu yang termasuk di dalam gulungan ini.

Itulah sebabnya usaha merapatkan perbezaan pendapatan di antara yang berada dan tidak berada menjadi teras utama di dalam usaha mencapai perpaduan rakyat yang berbilang kaum di negara ini. Kalau kita lihat contoh-contoh yang nyata, kita boleh melihat di negara-negara maju. Negara maju yang sangat 'familiar' bagi rakyat Malaysia ialah England, negara bekas penjajah Tanah Melayu itu dan elok kita lihat contoh yang terbaik untuk menyaksikan negara yang mempunyai kelas menengah yang besar.

Kesetabilan politik negara itu sudah sampai keperingkat optima kerana kebanyakan rakyatnya adalah tergulung kedalam kategori kelas menengah dan tidak banyak perbezaan dari segi pendapatan dan 'social disparity' yang besar. Kumpulan yang terkaya memperolehi kekayaan yang besar itu bukan dari keistimewaan dari kerajaan dan tidak kita mendengar PM Britain terlibat di dalam pembahagian projek-projek gergasi seperti yang berlaku di sini.

Gulungan yang terkaya hanya kecil bilangan jika dibandingkan dengan 55 juta rakyat negara itu. Begitu juga sebaliknya junlah yang miskin tidak begitu tinggi peratusannya seperti yang ada di sini.

Dr Mahathir lah yang memulakan budaya seorang PM mempengaruhi pembahagian projek-projek raksaksa kepada kawan-kawan dan kroni yang rapat sehinggakan sekarang ini kita mendengar ahli-ahli perniagaan yang bertanya serta tercari-cari siapa yang boleh membuka jalan untuk memajukan 'proposal' perniagaan terutamanya jika jumlah yang terlibat itu melibatkan berbillion ringgit.

Sesiapa yang mengenalkan dan membuka laluan kepada PM dan orang yang berkuasa yang lain sudah tidak bersusah payah untuk berniaga kerana komisyennya sangat besar. Jumlah kos komisyen itu sudah dimasukan ke dalam kos projek itu sebagai 'pelincir' untuk pemimpin-pemimpin yang membuat keputusan kepada siapa projek itu di anugerahkan.. Budaya ini sudah menjadi budaya yang sudah sebati dan sesiapa yang menegur tentang isu ini akan dianggap sebagai kesalahan.

Itulah sedikit sebanyak coretan yang membuktikan bahawa slogan 'kepimpinan melalui teladan' anjuran Dr Mahathir itu sangat berjaya sehingga ke hari ini. Budaya ini tidak akan dapat di hilangkan selagi UMNO masih dipimpin oleh jenis pemimpin didikan pemimpin besar dunia ketiga ini.


Fcuked Up Attitude; The Knee-Jerk Reaction Always Seems To Be To Kick Someone!

Posted: 14 Mar 2011 06:15 AM PDT

The last two days have proven one thing about Malaysian mainstream mass media, especially those government controlled ones and specifically, Berita Harian and Utusan Malaysia; the spinmeisters pulling the strings have lost all sense of decency. Shooting from the hip most times at the slightest excuse to show acquiescence to their political handlers, this "shoot on sight" mentality has become almost always a knee-jerk reaction that is meant to kick someone. The latest is this "Ultraman cartoon" in Berita Harian following the Japan tsunami,

and on Sunday, in Utusan Online this on "Elizabeth Wong":


Both are Malay language papers and the question arises whether the conditioned one-race mentality of their journalists and editors has made them totally parochial. They seem to be clueless and insensitive about the common humanity of mankind; humility it seems is only reserved for those who they identify with. 

The Ultraman cartoon has likely caused irreversible damage to the nation's reputation as the image of even Ultraman running away in fear of the tsunami becomes ingrained in the memory of Japanese agonizing over this massive devastation. Attempt at damage control with subsequent apologies by Berita Harian is like trying to close the barn door after the horse has bolted.

The Utusan "Elizabeth Wong" headline was an obvious attempt to dredge up the name of the other Elizabeth Wong (Bukit Lanjan ADUN) and rekindle images of her leaked naked pictures. But this deceased Elizabeth Wong happens to be my daughter Krystyn's ex-classmate in secondary school and my heart goes out to her parents for having to suffer this publicity stunt during such a heart-wrenching time. Why was their daughter's name highlighted yet in today's Star Paper the police are reported as still trying to identify the victim:


Well, the response to the Ultraman cartoon seems quite immediate from the Japan Government. This was also in today's Star Paper:

As for Elizabeth's family, they can only suffer in grieve. To respond will not bring her back but may end up glorifying Utusan.


2 fumbling acts

Posted: 14 Mar 2011 01:26 AM PDT

I am used to Malaysian high officials' fumbling acts (my definition of official is anyone associated with the Big Brother), but I am shocked by 2 incidents after the recent Japanese Quake cum tsunami.

While the whole world is now worried about the safety of nuclear plants, after an explosion in one and a possible meltdown in 2 other, I thought it would be wise for anyone, even those eager to see a nuclear plant in Malaysia, to think twice. Or at least wait till further development to see whether the Japanese can contain the nuclear problemsand how serious this would turn out to be before commenting.

But our minister in charge of our planned nuclear plant has immediately announced that Malaysia would continue with our planned project, without even wanting to wait out  further development in Japan. I thought this is really unfair  to the people of Malaysia. Not only that, this is also politically unwise to announced this when the whole world is worried about possible nuclear fallouts. I thought a more sensible approach would be to suspend and review any nuclear project that is being planned. We should also take another look at the planned rare earth factory in Pahang.. No planning by man is foolproof. Mother nature has shown it clearly in this case. A country as advanced as Japan is facing potential nucelar meltdown, and we really do not know how bad is the situation, or whether the government there is really transparent in its disclosure..

Perhaps we should all ask this gentleman minister to build  a house and stay next to the nuclear plant that he said will be carried on.  I am sure he wold have second thought then. I can this fumbling act number one.

Then not to be outdone, a cartoonist drew a cartoon in one of our mainstream media, showing ultraman running away from a tsunami wave. This is really insensitive to the sufferings suffered by the Japanese people. What does he want to prove? To laugh at Japan at an hour when the whole world is offering condolence and trying to help to alleviate sufferings? This sort of disaster killed many innocent people and created suffferings for hundreds of thousands of people. Thousands of homes are destroyed. Millions are without water and electricity. And here, this person tried to rub salt into the wound.. If this is not fumbling, I do not know what to call it. By his action, he not only disgraces himself but  whole Malaysia , since this has already become headline news in CNN ireport.

ALthough the management of the paper has apologised, Malaysians must learn to be more humane, and more compassionate. This is what happens when life is too easy and people do not take things seriously enough.

 

 



Kalau anti, kenapa Gali?

Posted: 13 Mar 2011 10:49 PM PDT


Sana sini satu Malaysia semalam ada demo menuntut Anwar menyerahkan tanpa dolak dalik sampel DNA kepada Mahkamah.

Walaupun tak berapa ramai, dari yang dilaporkan The Unspinners sini, rupanya satu negara berdemo dalam hal ini.

Maklumlah semua sudah letih dengan kes yang sudah di tunda menjadi dua tahun.

Kita pernah dengar blog Gerakan Anti PKR atau GAP, kemudian ada pula Gerakan Anti Penyelewengan Selangor atau GAPS, dan terbaru pula Gerakan Anti Liwat atau GALI di Minaq Jinggo sini.

Oi ... kalau sampai bergali-gali, sakit tu.


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