Sunday, May 8, 2011

Perkasa: Cannot rely on political parties

Perkasa: Cannot rely on political parties


Perkasa: Cannot rely on political parties

Posted: 08 May 2011 08:15 AM PDT

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Perkasa on 1Melayu, 1Bumiputra

Posted: 08 May 2011 06:58 AM PDT

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Christian conspiracy: Perkasa gives gov't 2 weeks

Posted: 08 May 2011 05:48 AM PDT

Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein must probe the alleged conspiracy to turn the country into a Christian state and issue a public statement in two weeks time, demanded Malay rights group Pertubuhan Pribumi Perkasa Malaysia (Perkasa). In issuing the warning, the group's president Ibrahim Ali warned of threats to national security if the authorities delayed investigations into the matter.
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ADUN, we want compensation!

Posted: 08 May 2011 03:02 AM PDT

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Pegawai Kastam TIdak Bunuh Diri. Ada Saksi - Keluarga Sharbani

Posted: 08 May 2011 10:25 AM PDT

NOTA EDITOR: Keluarga Arwah Ahmad Sarbaini mengatakan mereka mempunyai saksi arwah tidak bunuh diri dan tidak pernah dibiarkan berseorang oleh pegawai SPRM. Ini berlawanan dengan dakwaan kononnya Arwah meninggal dunia dengan mengejut selepas beliau ditinggalkan berseorangan.

Hairan mengapa Utusan Meloya tidak berani untuk menyiarkan berita di bawah ini? Akhbar2 dan media Malaysia lebih berminat menyiarkan video blue Rahim Thamby Chik.



It's not suicide, say Sarbaini kin
NEW STRAITS TIMES
2011/05/06
By Hariz Mohd
harizm@nst.com.my

KUALA LUMPUR: The family of Ahmad Sarbaini Mohamed is now more convinced than ever that the former Selangor Customs Department assistant director did not commit suicide.

This is after they spoke to a witness who said Ahmad Sarbaini was never left alone when he was at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) office on April 6 -- the day he was found dead.

The family had given the particulars of the witness to police to assist investigations into the case, which had been classified as sudden death.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, a family member told the New Straits Times yesterday that what was revealed by the witness contradicted MACC's statement on events which transpired on the day Ahmad Sarbaini was found dead.

Hours after the Customs officer was found sprawled on a badminton court at the Selangor MACC headquarters in Jalan Cochrane here, a statement was released by the anti-graft body.

Its investigations division director, Datuk Mustafar Ali, said Ahmad Sarbaini arrived at the complex on a motorcycle at 8.26am and waited for the investigation officer (IO) at the lobby until 9.30am.

An officer then escorted Ahmad Sarbaini to the IO's room and they waited there before he left the victim alone at 10.15am to look for the IO.

Ahmad Sarbaini, 56, was said to be missing from the room, and was found lying face down on the complex's badminton court two floors below by another MACC officer at 10.40am.

"This is contradictory to what the witness said," said the family member.

"This information was passed on to the police to help in the investigations.

"We also gave them the name of the witness and his contact number.

"We are now waiting for the outcome."

The family member, a man in his 50s, said he met the witness on April 9.

"The witness told me that Ahmad Sarbaini was accompanied by more than one MACC officer into the IO's room. He was never left alone.

"The witness also gave other important details, which have been passed on to the police."

He, however, did not want to divulge any information on the witness, fearing that it would jeopardise the investigation.

He said after talking to the witness, the family was now 100 per cent sure that Ahmad Sarbaini did not commit suicide.

Ahmad Sarbaini was among 62 Customs officers detained by the MACC nationwide on April 1 for investigation into graft allegations.

He was released on bail the next day.

Several days later, Ahmad Sarbaini went to the MACC office to meet the IO to discuss his case.

MACC had said that Ahmad Sarbaini was not summoned to the office, but that he came on his own will.

His family, friends and colleagues had dismissed the allegation that he committed suicide.

They suspected there was foul play involved in his death.

Ahmad Sarbaini was described as a pious man who was also the imam at the Customs quarters in Kelana Jaya where he stayed.

A colleague had said that he played tennis with the deceased the day before he died, and rejected the possibility that Ahmad Sarbaini was suicidal.

City Criminal Investigation Department deputy chief Assistant Commissioner of Police Khairy Ahrasa said they had recorded a statement from the witness.

"In fact, we spoke to him again recently after the Attorney-General's Chambers instructed that we question him further.

"The investigation papers were then re-submitted to the chambers yesterday and we are waiting for further instructions."

He added that to date, they had interviewed 44 people in connection with the case which was still classified as sudden death.



Pendapat Saya Selepas Pilihanraya Umum Singapura

Posted: 08 May 2011 06:52 AM PDT


Tsunami politik yang melanda Malaysia pada 3 March 2008 turut dikatakan melanda negara tersebut kerana undi kepada parti pemerintahan mereka, PAP telah merosot 6% sehingga ke tahap 60% sahaja...

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Mungkin ramai yang tidak mengikuti Pilihanraya Singapura, namum pilihanraya kali ini dikatakan paling sengit sejak Singapura mencapai kemerdekaan mereka.

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Situasi politik di Singapura amat menyerupai Malaysia kerana parti pemerintahan mereka, PAP telah memerintah negara tersebut sejak negara tersebut mencapai kemerdekaan. Hal ini seperti BN yang memerintah Malaysia sejak kemerdekaan lagi. Selain itu, pembangkang negara tersebut juga dikatakan gagal untuk bersuara di media arus utama seperti TV atau surat akhbar. Namum, media baru seperti blog, facebook dan twitter telah membantu pembangkang negara tersebut mendekati pengundi mereka.

Sepanjang saya mengikuti pilihanraya negara tersebut di media utama dan forum mereka. Saya berasa malu kerana rakyat negara tersebut sering melaungakan "perpaduan", "walaupun apa keputusan yang keluar, kita masih singaporean" dan pelbagai lagi kata-kata yang semangat dan berpadu.

Bagaimana pula dengan Malaysia? arena politik Malaysia penuh dengan perkauman, memainkan isu agama dan sebagainya...

Mereka boleh maju sebab rakyat mereka bersatu padu, tetapi apa yang telah berlaku kepada Malaysia?

Adakah kita masih hendak sambung dengan politik perkauman?


Sudahlah berbalah di antara kaum - sekarang nak berbalah di antara agama pula.

Posted: 08 May 2011 08:36 AM PDT

Berbagai usaha dilakukan oleh setengah pihak untuk menyatukan orang Melayu, malahan telah ada usaha untuk menyatukan Melayu dengan berpremiskan kepada agama Islam yang menjadi anutan 99 peratus dari orang Melayu. Tidak ada sesiapa yang menentang usaha menyatukan bangsa Melayu yang kini berpecah dan berpuak. Mana orang Melayu yang menentang perpaduan Melayu itu adalah mereka yang tidak berguna kepada bangsanya.

Perpaduan itu hendaknya wajar bermotifkan untuk bersatu bagi mengkayakan budaya kita, adat resam kita serta bidang-bidang penting yang lain seperti di dalam bidang ekonomi dan tidak terkecuali juga bidang politik. Jika kita gunakan isu perpaduan itu untuk menjadi medium untuk menambah rasa hormat pihak lain, itu adalah usaha yang murni.

Tetapi jika kita mengusahakan jalan perpaduan itu dengan menyakiti pihak lain ianya akan menjadi isu yang akan membunuh tujuan asal kita untuk berpadu itu. Pihak yang sedang menghangatkan isu kristian hendak menjadikan agama itu sebagai agama rasmi yang sedang diperkatakan dengan hebat oleh masyarakat sekarang ini mengundang masalah, bukan kepada pihak lain tetapi kepada pihak kita sendiri.

Entah siapa punya 'splendid idea' yang menzahirkan isu ini tidak siapa yang tahu, tetapi ianya di paparkan di muka hadapan akhbar Utusan Malaysia. Semua orang tahu tujuan untuk menyiarkan ialah untuk menakutkan orang Melayu Islam dengan membuat tuduhan yang agama kristian akan menjadi agama rasmi negara jika orang Melayu tidak berpadu dan tentulah dikaitkan parti-parti politik lain untuk di jadikan kambing hitamnya, dan parti itu tentulah DAP.

DAP dijadikan sebagai kambing hitam adalah kerana parti itu sedang mendapat sambutan di kalangan bangsa Cina dan juga sebahagian kecil orang Melayu yang sudah celik dan mampu untuk berfikir. Untuk mengelakan orang Melayu terpikat dengan parti ini melalui gabungan PR maka isu kristian akan jadi agama rasmi negara ini di rasakan sebagai isu yang paling baik untuk digembar gemburkan.

Bagi saya ini adalah pemalsuan fakta dan tidak payah diulas dengan panjang lebar. Isu ini adalah 'desperate political move' dan ini merbahayakan negara. Orang Islam ada hak untuk mempertahankan agama Islam itu sebagai agama rasmi negara, tetapi untuk menuduh orang kristian berhasrat untuk menjadikan agama mereka sebagai agama rasmi negara adalah satu 'tahyulan' yang sangat gila dan tidak masuk akal.

Akhirnya perpaduan di antara kaum dan agama akan gagal untuk dicipta, perpaduan di antara sesama orang Melayu dan Islam pun akan gagal kerana mereka tahu yang cerita ini adalah cerita ciptaan pihak yang ingin memecah belahkan rakyat kerana sudah beransur kehilangan sokongan.

Bagi saya unsur yang membawa cerita dongeng merbahaya ini mesti kita abaikan kerana kita sedang mempunyai masalah yang sedia ada. Jangan pula ada pihak yang lain yang membelahkan kita lagi.

Tidak ada siapa yang cuba untuk menjadikan kristian sebagai agama rasmi negara. Isu ini hanya di ada-adakan untuk mengawal perasaan takut yang sedang di alami oleh satu pihak. Mereka takut tersungkur di depan mata rakyat.

Orang Islam dan kristian sekarang ini bukannya gulungan yang bodoh lagi. Mereka tahu maksud dan tujuan pihak yang menghangatkan isu ini.

It's all politically motivated. That's it.


They Cannot Possibly Be Lucky Every Time

Posted: 08 May 2011 05:41 AM PDT

Can a party who wins only 60% of the votes win 90% of the seats consistently every election?


It does not make sense to me.

Singapore is Malaysia with a hint of sophistication, splashes of reputation and just plain sub-standard food.


PAS Wajib Kembang Sayap di Singapura. UMNO Singapura Tak Boleh Harap

Posted: 08 May 2011 05:30 AM PDT

Walaupun negara dah berubah, perangai UMNO tu tak boleh hilang. Seperti pepatah orang tua-tua:

"TELAGA YANG KERUH ITU TIDAK MUNGKIN MENGALIR AIR YANG JERNIH DARINYA?"


Sedih Tulang Besi melihatkan UMNO Singapura (PKMS) yang seperti tidak wujud di dalam pilihanraya yang baru tamat ini.

Sedih memikirkan UMNO Singapura yang mempunyai bangunan sendiri bernilai jutaan Dollar Singapura.

Bukan setakat itu, UMNO Singapura juga sebuah parti yang berdafar dan sah di sisi undang-undang Singapura.

Namun, pilihanraya baru-baru ini seperti UMNO Singapura tidak wujud. Tiada rapat umum yang dianjurkan, tiada kenyataan umum, tiada kempen dsbnya.

Yang kita tahu UMNO Singapura terkenal dengan pergaduhan fizikal sesama sendiri di bulan Ramadhan beberapa tahun lepas kerana berebut jawatan. (Sila ke blog ini untuk maklumat lanjut)

Apa punya jenis manusia, dah tua-tua pun boleh bertumbuk dan baling pasu depan orang ramai di tengahari bulan Ramadhan angkara merebut jawatan.

Padahal cawangan UMNO Singapura lebih tua dari parti PAP sendiri.

Maka, oleh kerana UMNO Singapura tak boleh diharapkan, sudah tiba masanya PAS melebarkan sayap mereka ke Singapura demi mempertahankan kedaulatan Islam dan Hak Istimewa Orang Melayu seperti yang termaktub dalam Artikel 152 Perlembagaan Singapura

Kerajaan Singapura tidak boleh mengharamkan atau menangkap pemimpin UMNO Singapura sekiranya mereka memperjuangkan Hak Istimewa Orang Melayu di Singapura kerana Hak Istimewa Orang Melayu termaktub dalam Artikel 152 Perlembagaan Singapura.

Namun, kewujudan UMNO di Singapura seperti hidup segan mati tak mahu.

Bayangkan, kalau ada kempen yang agresif kepada orang Melayu di Singapura pilihanraya lepas, nescaya pembangkang Singapura menang lebih banyak kerusi dan boleh menyebabkan PAP terpaksa mendengar rintihan orang Melayu dengan lebih serius.

Tapi nak buat macamana, UMNO Singapura pun macam UMNO Malaysia, tak boleh diharap untuk mempertahan hak orang Melayu. Ada tanah rezab Melayu, UMNO boleh gadai, inikan pula nak bela Melayu (Rujuk bukti dokumentasi di sini)

Tulang Besi


Bila "last" kau sembahyang?

Posted: 08 May 2011 05:18 AM PDT


Bila bab ugama, baik kita jangan perbesarkan perbezaan dan belajar menerima perbezaan. Lebih baik dielakkan pertelingkahan. Yang penting, kita bebas untuk mengamalkan ugama masing-masing.

Sebab banyak sangat baca blog dan terikut dengan debat ugama yang berunsur politik, dua rakan baik - Michael and Afek hampir bertelagah.

Afek menimbulkan isu Injil dalam bahasa Melayu.

"Michael kenapa perlu orang Kristian mahu Injil dalam bahasa Melayu? Bukankah ianya akan sampai kepad aorang Islam Melayu kelak?"

Michael menjawab, "Kamu kena faham. Itu hanya untuk kegunaan orang Bumiputera di Sabah dan Sarawak."

Afek bertanya lagi, "Oh begitu, kenapa kamu perlu tuntut kegunaan istilah Allah sebagai nama tuhan untuk orang Kristian. Kenapa tidak guna istilah tuhan atau istilah Kristian yang ada?"

Lebih mendesak dan panjang soalan Afek.

Hamid sedar lain macam saja bunyi Afek. Lalu ditegur Afek, "Relax la bro. Lu macam nak gaduh saja dengan Micahel..."

Afik menjawab, "Hanya nak tahu."

Micheal jawab, "Hanya nak tahu takpa. Digereja saya tak guna nama Allah. Ini dah jadi amalan orang Kristian Bumiputera di Sabah dan Sarawak kerana mereka ikut kitab Injil Indonesia."

Afik menyoal lagi, "Bukankah ini akan disalaherti untuk mengelirukan orang Islam dan akhirnya memurtadkan orang Islam yang kurang Iman?"

Michael yang asyik diasak mula mengasak balik.

"Itu hak kebebasan berugama bagi seseorang individu untuk memilih dan mengamalkan ugama yang dijamin oleh Perlembagaan."

Jeffrey diam saja sedang fokus pada benda lain.

Afik asak balik.

"Perlembagaan tidak membenarkan orang bukan Islam berdakwah pada orang Islam. Itu artikel 11(4) dan tindakan ini adalah usaha untuk memurtadkan orang Islam sebagaimana yang berlaku dalam kes Lina Joy.

"Hari ini cuma isu istilah Allah, Injil Bahasa Melayu dan apa lagi. Akhirnya mahu ugama rasmi menjadi ugama Kristian dan menuntut seroang Kristian dinaikkan sebagai Perdana Menteri seperti yang dikatakan ada angkat sumpah paderi-paderi di Penang ...."

Tinggi suara Afik dan Hamid pun mencelah.

"Oi cukup-cukup dah. Takkan pasal politik sampai kita jadi gaduh!"

Micheal pun masuk bercakap, "Afik orang Kristian, pederi Kristian dan penganut Kristian di negara ini tahu kami minoriti dan bersyukur atas kebebasan untuk mengamalkan ugama diberikan. ...."

Hamid mencelah, "Oi kau pun cukup-cukup Michael.

"Afik kau ni satu hari sembahyang berapa kali?"

"Hmmm ... kadang-kadang tinggal yang lima kali satu hari," termalu-malu Afik menjawab.

Memandang kepada Michael, Hamid tanya, "Kamu Micheal, bila "last" kau sembahyang di gereja?"

Michael menjawab, "Beri saya terang sikit saja. Kami tahu ugama Kristian tidak akan jadi ugama rasmi. Ini semua isu kecoh-kecoh adalah permainan orang politik. Kita aman dan menerima hakikat semua ini tanpa ada isu-isu untuk berbalah.

"Menjawab soalan Hamid, saya pun malu mahu cakap. Last sekali saya ke gereja masa Krismis."

Hamid melihat mereka berdua sambil tersenyum, "Apalah kau orang berdua. Cakap macam orang kuat ugama."

Micheal pun pecah ketawa sambil menunjuk jari ke arah Jeff.

Hamis pun teriak, "Hoi Jeffrey .... bila pula last kau ke kuil?"

Jeffrey yang baru tersentak dengan panggilan Hamid, "Aku tak tahu apa-apa ... aku tak sedar sedang syok main i-Pad."

Ketiga-tiga mereka ketawa melihat kawan mereka seorang ini.

Sambil ketawa, Micheal berkata, "Apalah kau ni Jeff. Kau pergi hanya hari Wesak. Apa punya alasan lah kau ni?"


Melayu Singapura Taat kepada PAP

Posted: 08 May 2011 04:44 AM PDT

Keputusan pilihanraya Singapura telah pun keluar. Maklumat yang Tulang Besi dapat, orang Melayu di Singapura rata-rata mengundi Parti PAP dan Lee Kuan Yew. Perubahan yang berlaku di Singapura berlaku di kalangan pengundi muda berbangsa Cina yang mahukan lebih kebebasan untuk bersuara dan memberi idea.

Yang menyedihkan adalah orang-orang Melayu di Singapura tidak mahu menggunakan peluang pilihanraya 2011 ini bagi melemahkan pengaruh parti PAP dan Lee Kuan Yew. Mereka rata-rata mengambil sikap menyokong dan mengundi PAP dengan redha dan taat.

Walaupun UMNO Singapura juga meletakkan calon-calon mereka, namun orang Melayu Singapura lebih rela mengundi PAP.

Maka, bagi UMNO yang sering menyamakan DAP dengan PAP, ketahuilah PAP di Singapura mendapat sokongan dan dokongan padu dari orang2 Melayu di Singapura.

Kalau kita tanya Dr. Mahathir mesti Dr Mahathir pening kerana sewaktu Dr Mahathir muda dahulu, tidak terfikir Melayu Singapura boleh menyokong PAP. Sekarang ini, orang Melayu lah pendokong kuat PAP.

Sekian

Tulang Besi


Racial and religious bigotry recycled

Posted: 08 May 2011 03:50 AM PDT

This is out in Malaysian Insider today:

KUALA LUMPUR, May 8 — Chinese voters who chose DAP in last month's Sarawak state election did so because they wanted power for themselves, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.

The mainly urban Chinese had dumped SUPP for DAP in the April 16 vote, similar to the party's success in Election 2008 at the expense of MCA and Gerakan, which has been attributed to voting on policies rather than along racial lines.

"Extremists want everything. Not all Chinese are like that, but you have extremists, same with Malays, even in Umno.

"Not one race in this country will be able to get 100 per cent [of] everything they wish for," the former prime minister told reporters today.

Dr Mahathir said that while Malays were thankful to Barisan Nasional (BN) for the "benefits" given to them, Chinese voters did not feel the same despite — according to him — getting the most.

"Chinese are different from Malays. Malays support BN because they can see benefits, of which the Chinese get the most benefits.

"Chinese are looking to Penang, they want power; that's why their judgment is different from Malays," he said.

Dr Mahathir then insisted BN had already provided the Chinese community abundantly.

"BN has given a lot to the Chinese. Look at Kuala Lumpur; if not for Khazanah, what do Malays have? We are not asking a lot, we just want our small share," he added.

DAP made considerable headway in the recent Sarawak state elections, when it won 12 out of the 15 state seats contested.

In Election 1969, Dr Mahathir lost the Kota Star seat after he said he did not need Chinese votes to succeed. He later said the remark cost him the seat.

During his 22-year rule, Dr Mahathir had sought to cater to all races, and a host of tycoons from the country's three major races benefitted from his privatisation policy.

He also thanked the Chinese electorate in for backing him in the 1999 polls when the aftermath of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's sacking cost him Terengganu and several federal seats.

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Without doubt, Tun Dr Mahathir is a master of carving out new perspectives, the above being a new one. Now he's trying to moderate his criticism of the Chinese by saying that there are extremists amongst the Chinese who want to take political control. I suppose he also meant Penang Chinese.

Together with these following lines, we can see a pattern in which TDM is working hand in glove with UMNO/MCA/Utusan/theStar/Perkasa and Pembela to drive serious wedges between Chinese/Malay, and between Muslims/non-Muslims in this country:

1) PAS working for DAP (there's a big difference between taking a similar stand as a member of Pakatan Rakyat vs "working for"... duh)

2) vote DAP is vote for PAS (so which is which? voting DAP = voting Islamic state, or PAS is "working for" DAP?)

3) DAP and Christians want to turn country into Christian state (if a vote for DAP is a vote for PAS, how can this be possible?)

4) DAP is purposely influencing the Chinese to vote for them, we're polarised on a racial/political line (statistics show urban swing to opposition parties - this is purely a BN lie - so which one is which? Extremist Chinese vote for DAP because they want power, or DAP is exercising undue influence over them? Make up your mind lar)

And of course, there are the standard fares like:

5) Pakatan is falling apart (intra-party bickering which also happens, to a lesser extent in BN, is blown up by mainstream media)

6) PKR can't get along with DAP (some truth to it, but does not impact the coalition)

7) DAP can't get along with PAS because they are ideologically different (in that case, how does voting for DAP mean voting for Islamic state, or how could PAS be "working for" DAP?? super duh)

8) Pakatan only knows how to make noise, have no alternative policies (hmm, I wonder what Buku Jingga is, and proposal to redistribute oil royalty, or how about reducing subsidy slowly only after we become more competitive and earning power has increased, or say.. giving MACC prosecutorial powers, setting up police ombudsman, open tender for all government procurement, appointing highly qualified chancellors to local universities instead of choosing from colour of the skin, distribution of wealth on needs basis and not on colour basis etc..)

To top it all, UMNO's personal favourite, sealing their reputation as the orgy party:

9) Anwar patronises prostitutes (based on a sex video where the actor doesn't even look like him)

10)Anwar is an ass connoiseur (already disproved once)

11) Anwar is a Jewish agent

12) Anwar is an Islamic terrorist (and a Jewish agent at the same time??)

We've heard all of these before, and they are stale old falsehoods. Instead of debating Anwar on the economy, Najib is too chicken shit and prefers to use underhanded tactics to win over the rural voters.

Instead of debating policy and accountability issues, BN plays up racial and religious bigotry every week. Last week was Perkasa week, this week Pembela. Next week's probably Anwar week again before they recycle the issues.

UMNO/MCA/Utusan/theStar/Perkasa/Pembela must all think that their message is effective, otherwise why continue doing the same thing that pisses off urbanites more?

The question must then be, are the rural folks really that stupid? Or will they wake up in time for the next general elections?

I hope the rural folks understand that the apparent Chinese vote swing to Pakatan (actually it's urban vote swing) represents an incidental phenomenon of the more knowledgeable electorate waking up to see the corrupt monster that BN has become and that they are taking a big risk to lead the way to a better Malaysian future.

What needs to be done now is for the rural folks to play the kingmaker and make the transition complete so that they can get both:

1) a multi-racial/religious government (which BN isn't one anymore since UMNO is the BOSS and the rest are just poodles) AND

2) more importantly a clean and competent government that serves everyone (which BN isn't, with all the scandals about PKFZ, Tricubes, MRT, Perak government usurpation etc..)

I hope the rural folks do wake up and support this critical change, for Malaysia's future..and more importantly their children's future, rests with this one change in a lifetime.


Guan Eng to take action against Jeff Ooi?

Posted: 08 May 2011 02:53 AM PDT

Well, this is an excerpt from Dr Novandri's blog, apparently when cornered Penang CM, Lim Guan Eng said he would take action against Jeff Ooi...

Selain daripada itu, Shaik Hussein mencabar Lim Guan Eng supaya mengambil tindakan terhadap Jeff Ooi jika beliau didapati terlibat di dalam perhimpunan paderi-paderi yang dikatakan turut mengandungi ikrar bahawa 'Agama Kristian akan di jadikan agama rasmi negara ini dan Perdana Menteri adalah orang kristian.' 
Lim Guan Eng yang cuba mengelak daripada menjawap tidak dapat berbuat apa-apa disebabkan desakan Ketua Pemuda UMNO Pulau Pinang dan berjanji akan mengambil tindakan terhadap Jeff Ooi. 
Semasa ditanya, Jeff Ooi telah memberi jawapan yang sangat mencurigakan dan bodoh iaitu beliau sedang menggunakan iPad dan makan ketika ikrar tersebut berkemundang di dalam dewan tersebut. 
Apa pun, kita semua mahukan kebenaran!! Dan bukannya jawapan berkias-kias Jeff Ooi yang menambah minyak di dalam api!

Hmmm....


HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY WISHES

Posted: 08 May 2011 02:08 AM PDT


Pakatan Rakyat Wajib Boikot Utusan Meloya, Berita Hairan, NST, RTM dan TV3

Posted: 08 May 2011 01:46 AM PDT



Tulang Besi tidak nampak jalan lain lagi. Tulang Besi merasakan media milik UMNO sudah semakin menjadi-jadi.

Tulang Besi ingin mendesak kepimpinan Pakatan Rakyat memboikot media-media milik UMNO. Media-media ini adalah:

1.0 Utusan Malaysia

2.0 Utusan Kosmo

3.0 Berita Harian

4.0 New Straits Times

5.0 RTM

6.0 TV3


Bentuk boikot adalah, antara lain:

1.0 Menghalang wartawan-wartawan media UMNO dari menghadiri mana-mana sidang akhbar Pakatan Rakyat atau parti-parti komponen Pakaan Rakyat


2.0 Menghalang mereka membuat liputan apa-apa program Pakatan Rakyat atau parti-parti komponen Pakatan Rakyat


3.0 Menghalang serta melarang media-media milik UMNO dari membuat liputan di atas apa-apa program kerajaan Negeri yang diperintah Pakatan Rakyat

4.0 Melarang media milik UMNO dari membuat liputan Persidangan DUN dalam negeri yang diperintah Pakatan Rakyat

5.0 Melarang wartawan-wartawan UMNO menghadiri sidang-sidang akhbar yang dianjurkan kerajaan2 Negeri yang dipimpin Pakatan Rakyat.

6.0 Meminta rakyat Malaysia supaya jangan membeli, membaca atau menonton media-media milik UMNO.
2.1 Sekarang ini, melakukan sedemikian lebih mudah memandangkan wujudnya media
alternatif yang lebih meluas

Program boikot Media UMNO ini lebih mudah dilakukan sekarang berbanding sebelum Pilihanraya 1999 yang lepas. Ini adalah kerana media alternatif (internet) jauh lebih meluas sekarang berbanding dahulu.

LARANGAN MEMBUAT LIPUTAN PROGRAM PAKATAN RAKYAT SELARAS DENGAN PRINSIP KEBEBASAN MEDIA

Ada kepimpinan PAkatan Rakyat mengatakan kempen boikot media ini berlawanan dengan prinsip kebebasan media. Seolah-olah kita akan mengorbankan prinsip kebebasan media apabila kita memboikot media di Malaysia.

Saya rasa hujjah ini hujjah yang dangkal lagi cetek. Mereka yang membawa hujjah ini TIDAK FAHAM apa yang dimaksudkan dengan kebebasan media.

Kebebasan media tidak bermakna kita boleh membiarkan fitnah dan dusta. Kebebasan media hanya menjamin kebebasan seseorang melaporkan perkara yang benar dan berasas. Adapun fitnah dan pembohongan, ianya tidak dijamin di bawah prinsip kebebasan media.

Apabila Pakatan Rakyat memboikot media, ianya semata-mata mahu melindungi diri kita dari fitnah dan pendustaan yang melampau-lampau. Itu sahaja.

Tiada kena mengena dengan mengengkang kebebasan media.

Sedih Tulang Besi dengar pemimpin Pakatan Rakyat sendiri yang menyokong media2 milik UMNO ini.

Ertinya ada kepimpinan Pakatan Rakyat yang menyokong budaya fitnah dan dusta serta qazaf.

Tulang Besi


Arrest ‘Inflammatory’ Liars To Maintain Credibility, Putrajaya Told - By Yow Hong Chieh.

Posted: 08 May 2011 12:49 AM PDT

Putrajaya must "apprehend" those behind the baseless Utusan Malaysia report of a Christian plot to supplant Islam or risk losing its credibility among the public, an ex-senior civil servant said today.

Former Transport Ministry secretary-general Tan Sri Ramon Navaratnam said the Malay daily's "highly irresponsible" and "inflammatory" claims not only bordered on seditious but ran counter to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak's 1 Malaysia concept, which stressed national integration and unity.

"Therefore, I now urge the government to take urgent action and apprehend all those responsible for all these extreme statements and hold them wholly accountable for these baseless and sensitive allegations," he told The Malaysian Insider.

The former Transparency International Malaysia (TI-M) president warned that if the government did not act swiftly against the perpetrators, it would alienate the public and open itself up to accusations of double standards in administering justice.

Umno-owned Utusan carried a front-page article yesterday titled "Malaysia, a Christian country?" (Malaysia, negara Kristian?) based entirely on blog postings by several pro-Umno bloggers.

The bloggers had charged the DAP with sedition for allegedly trying to change the country's laws to allow a Christian prime minister, pointing to a grainy photograph showing what they described as a secret pact between the opposition party and pastors at a hotel in Penang on Wednesday.

In a posting headlined "Agong under threat? DAP wants to make Christianity the official religion of Malaysia?" blogger Marahku (marahku.blogspot.com) accused the DAP of trying to amend the Federal Constitution so that a Christian could assume the post of prime minister.

"The whole point of changing the official religion is to allow a Christian to become prime minister of this country," the blogger said.

On bigdogdotcom.wordpress.com, another blogger claimed to have received a message that DAP's Jeff Ooi had organised a dinner for pastors from both Sarawak and abroad at Red Rock Hotel on Jalan Macalister, Penang.

"Among the activities that night included the 35 pastors taking a group oath. They formed a circle and touched each other's shoulders and vowed in English to make Christianity the official religion of Malaysia and put a Christian prime minister in office," the anonymous writer said in his blog under the headline "Making Christianity the official religion?"

He also pointed to the same grainy picture he posted at the top of his blog page, which he had captioned "Partying pastors or pastors doing the party do and vowing to have a Christian as Malaysian prime minister".

The blogger further alleged that the DAP had labelled the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition as an "anti-Christ agent" in the run-up to polls in Sarawak, showing the opposition party was "openly against BN on religious grounds and they are now making it their clarion call, their rabble rousing horn".

He said it was a seditious and religiously divisive statement that was never investigated by the police "or at least they did not tell us about any investigations into the matter".

The blogger called on the authorities to investigate the allegations of sedition, warning that if the authorities failed in their duty the country may be "shattered again".

The National Evangelical Christian Fellowship (NECF), together with partners Global Day of Prayer, Marketplace Penang and Penang Pastors Fellowship, said the claims against their community were lies, and refuted the bloggers' allegations last night.

Similarly, Ooi said the dinner had been organised by the Christian pastors in recognition of the DAP team who had visited them while in Sarawak for the state election and that the prayer sessions — one before dinner and one at the end — were a usual part of their worship, and not a pledge as alleged.


Courtesy of The Malaysian Insider


Church Mulls Legal Action Against Utusan For False Reporting - By Debra Chong.

Posted: 08 May 2011 12:39 AM PDT

Bishop Antony Selvanayagam said Utusan Malaysia lied about the Penang Catholic Church's role in an alleged plot to make Malaysia Christian, adding he will consult a lawyer to discuss legal options against the Umno newspaper.

The cleric said neither he nor the Catholic Church were aware of any Christian meeting taking place in Penang as reported by the Malay newspaper, which also said yesterday the meeting was to discuss changing the country's highest law to put a Christian in place of a Muslim as prime minister.

"That report is not true. No such conference took place in any Catholic church or facility here. As bishop, I would know," he told The Malaysian Insider when contacted last night.

"That is false reporting," Selvanayagam said, adding that neither Utusan nor any other person, apart from The Malaysian Insider, had contacted him to verify the report before its publication or since.

Asked if he planned to take action against Utusan Malaysia, he said, "Immediately, I would not be able to say. I would need to consult the Catholic Church and my legal advisor."

In the front-page article headlined "Malaysia negara Kristian? (Malaysia a Christian country?), the Malay daily reported that "Malam ini pula akan diadakan satu majlis di Pusat Kristian (Katolik) Pulau Pinang di sini dan satu ceramah perdana pula dianjurkan esok. Pertemuan itu dikatakan dianjurkan setiap tahun".

[In English: "Tonight there will be a function at the Penang Christian Centre (Catholic) here and the public lecture will take place tomorrow. The convention is organised every year."]

The National Evangelical Christian Fellowship (NECF) has clarified that the meeting reported by Utusan is the Unashamedly Ethical Conference it has co-organised with another group, Marketplace Penang, and two others, including Global Day of Prayer and the Penang Pastors Fellowship.

The NECF stressed that it was not a religious event and the convention was aimed at increasing Christian awareness of social ills, such as corruption, and finding ways to tackle them.

Selvanayagam, who has been bishop since 1980, also dismissed allegations connecting the Catholic Church to a political conspiracy to make Christianity the country's official religion.

"As far as the Catholic Church is concerned, we are not involved," he said, and strongly opposed attempts by Muslim groups to drag the Church into the controversy by raising the issue of the Herald's court case on "Allah".

Several Muslim organisations, including right-wing Malay rights group Perkasa, have lodged police reports after reading the Utusan report, which was based entirely on allegations by several anonymous bloggers known to be pro-Umno.

The bloggers have accused the DAP of sedition in an alleged conspiracy with Christians to change the country's highest law to put a Christian in place of a Muslim as prime minister.

To back up their allegation, the bloggers pointed to a grainy photograph showing what they described to be a secret pact between the DAP's Jelutong MP and pastors at a closed-door dinner party in a Penang hotel on Wednesday.

The DAP has vehemently denied the allegations and its secretary-general, Lim Guan Eng, has directed its members to file police reports to counter them.


Courtesy of The Malaysian Insider


Interfaith Chief Says Utusan Report Fans Religious Divide - By Debra Chong.

Posted: 08 May 2011 12:32 AM PDT

Utusan Malaysia and Muslim groups are fanning a religious divide when they should raise reports of purported attempts at a Christian Malaysia with the Cabinet's special faith panel, the national interfaith council chief has said.

Malaysian Consultative Council of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism and Taoism (MCCBCHST) chief Reverend Thomas Philips said there was a special subcommittee to deal with such "sensitive" matters.

"We already have a Cabinet interfaith committee. They should raise it there. They are fanning this issue out of control. Why do they need to evoke the emotions of people?" he said to The Malaysian Insider, referring to the allegation, which was based entirely on blog postings by several pro-Umno bloggers and reported today by Malay-language paper, Utusan Malaysia.

Several Muslim organisations lodged police reports after reading a front-page article in the Umno-owned daily titled: "Malaysia, negara Kristian? (Malaysia, a Christian country?".

Philips said the special subcommittee was scheduled to meet next week but that the meeting has been postponed indefinitely.

The working committee on seeking an understanding on issues among adherents, under the Cabinet's Special Committee to Promote Interreligious Understanding and Harmony, was among four subcommittees formed on December 2 last year.

It is jointly helmed by Datuk Mustapha Ma and Reverend Hermen Shastri, and it last met on March 17, though sources told The Malaysian Insider that there was no headway in talks on thorny issues as Muslim representatives had failed to turn up for the meeting.

The MCCBCHST president reaffirmed that the non-Muslim council has made it very clear that nobody was scheming to usurp Islam's position as Malaysia's official religion.

"We've already made it very clear that nobody is threatening Islam. Nobody can undermine Islam's position as the official religion because it is in the Federal Constitution. We want to uphold the Federal Constitution and we will not do anything to change it and we accept the position of Islam," Phillips said, repeating the MCCBCHST's statement reported yesterday.

The Mar Thoma priest also told The Malaysian Insider the Cabinet faith panel was also scheduled to meet with ministers in charge of the committee, Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom and Tan Sri Koh Tsu Koon, next week, ostensibly to discuss the replacement for its Cabinet-appointed coordinator, Datuk Ilani Ishak, who died of cancer on February 24.

"But the May 12 meeting has been postponed," he said, adding that no replacement date has been given. If it happens, it happens. What else can we do?" he said.

The heated religious rhetoric from before the April 16 Sarawak election appeared to have died down immediately after, only to flare up again this week as right-wing Malay groups sounded the alarm over the rising popularity of the Chinese-dominant DAP and accused Christians of laying Islam under siege.

The Muslim Organisations in Defence of Islam (Pembela), an umbrella coalition that had filed police reports over the allegations, accused Christians of scheming to draw more and more Muslims into Christianity, which is an illegal act in Malaysia.

Pembela president Dr Yusri Mohamad said the Christian community's demands over the "Allah" issue as well as the Alkitab row prove that they want to convert Muslims to Christianity.

"We are dealing with aggressive, confrontational groups of Christians. Their demands over the Alkitab, kalimah Allah are connected to their attempts to spread Christianity ... They are using this strategy to tame Muslims, by using terms that we are familiar with in our own religion," Yusri said yesterday during a Pembela function here.

The syariah lawyer said these are direct attempts to "compromise the position of Islam" as the country's official religion.

Utusan Malaysia reported from several blogs whose owners have accused the DAP of sedition in an alleged conspiracy with Christians to change the country's highest law to put a Christian in place of a Muslim as prime minister.

To back up their allegation, the bloggers pointed to a grainy photograph showing what they described to be a secret pact between the DAP and pastors at a closed-door dinner party in a Penang hotel on Wednesday.

The dinner organisers – made up of the National Evangelical Christian Fellowship (NECF), Global Day of Prayer, Marketplace Penang and Penang Pastors Fellowship – have denied the claim as lies, and explained it was to honour several pastors from Sarawak who were in Penang for the Unashamedly Ethical marketplace conference held on Thursday.

"Such fellowship dinners are common amongst Christians and are part and parcel of the Christian custom of love and fellowship," they said in a statement, which The Malaysian Insider had reported on Friday.


Courtesy of The Malaysian Insider


Catholic Clergy Wants Action Against Baseless, Provocative Utusan Report.

Posted: 08 May 2011 12:23 AM PDT

Malaysia's top Catholic leader wants Putrajaya to act on those claiming Christians are plotting to usurp Islam's position, saying today the baseless and provocative Utusan Malaysia report is "heaping odium" on Christians.

The Umno-owned daily's front-page headline yesterday "Malaysia Negara Kristian?" (Malaysia, a Christian country?) has raised the ire of Christians and has led to a flurry of reports by both Malay rights groups and DAP politicians who have been accused of complicity by pro-Umno bloggers.

"It is clear that such reporting has the effect of creating religious disharmony, inciting hatred and heaping odium on Christians," Archbishop of Kuala Lumpur Tan Sri Datuk Murphy Nicholas Pakiam said in a statement.

"We therefore call upon the authorities and the police to immediately make a thorough investigation of this matter to determine the source of these insidious, provocative and malicious lies and to take the necessary action against those who seek to threaten the multi-cultural and multi-religious harmonious make-up of this country," he added.

Pakiam, who also leads the Catholic Bishops of Malaysia, also repeated the Penang Catholic Church's denial that it was hosting any meeting today at the Catholic Christian Centre (Pusat Kristian Katolik) in Penang and a public lecture tomorrow on the issue.

"On behalf of the Catholic Bishops of Malaysia, I would like to categorically refute the allegation that such a meeting had taken place or will take place in a Catholic venue in Penang. It is clear that this reporting is baseless and highly irresponsible as the reporters and editors of the above newspaper have not taken any reasonable steps whatsoever to verify the allegations made by anonymous bloggers.Furthermore, this report comes after the National Evangelical Christian Fellowship (NECF), one of the organisers of the above meeting, refuted the claims of those bloggers and the same was carried on online media. The NECF has further clarified that this meeting only covered the topic of ethical leadership and had no treasonous agenda as alleged by the bloggers and news report," he added.

Utusan Malaysia reported from several blogs whose owners have accused the DAP of sedition in an alleged conspiracy with Christians to change the country's highest law to put a Christian in place of a Muslim as prime minister.

To back up their allegation, the bloggers pointed to a grainy photograph showing what they described as a secret pact between the DAP and pastors at a closed-door dinner party in a Penang hotel on Wednesday.

The dinner organisers — made up of the National Evangelical Christian Fellowship (NECF), Global Day of Prayer, Marketplace Penang and Penang Pastors Fellowship — have denied the claim as lies, and explained it was to honour several pastors from Sarawak who were in Penang for the Unashamedly Ethical marketplace conference held on Thursday.

In his statement, Pakiam also pointed out in recent statements by the Christian Federation of Malaysia (CFM) over the Al-Kitab issue that "we had always reiterated our commitment and readiness to hold dialogues and work together with the government and all parties for a just and reasonable solution".

"It is clear that our position has never been treasonous nor have we advocated hatred, antagonism or animosity towards any religion or groups of persons. I continue to call upon all Catholics, Christians and all Malaysians to pray, hold dialogues and work together to strengthen national unity and harmony. May God bless our leaders with a firm vision and the courage and strength to uphold and realise it," the archbishop said.


Courtesy of The Malaysian Insider


Mandatory Muslim PM Law Against Federal Constitution, Says Expert - By Shazwan Mustafa Kamal.

Posted: 08 May 2011 12:17 AM PDT

The Federal Constitution does not require a Muslim prime minister to helm the government, and any such provision would be against Malaysia's laws of equality, a law expert asserted today.

"To insert a provision requiring the PM be Muslim would run counter to the provision of equality enshrined under Article 8 of the Federal Constitution," said Prof Abdul Aziz Bari.

Aziz was responding to a statement made yesterday by lawyer Datuk Zainal Rejal who had charged that the prime minister must be a Muslim, even though there are no legal provisions as to the race or ethnicity of the PM in the Constitution.

Zainal, who was a speaker at a forum organised by The Muslim Organisations in Defence of Islam (Pembela), said a non-Muslim prime minister would not be able to advise the King on Islamic matters.

"The PM must be a Muslim. Or else he cannot advise the Yang di-Pertuan Agong on Islamic matters ... how can you have a non-Muslim advise the Agong on Islamic matters?" Zainal had said.

In response, Aziz said that the only way the current provision could be amended was through a two-thirds majority vote in Parliament.

The constitutional expert explained that there was no need for the prime minister to be a Muslim because Islam was a matter of the state and the Yang di-Pertuan Agong is not the head of Islam for the entire federation.

"One must not forget that in the Malay states the corresponding position has been stated clearly: that MB — but not chief minister — must be a Malay and a Muslim. Similarly the Constitution has made it clear that the state secretary must be a Malay and a Muslim."

The Federal Constitution does not expressly specify race or religious requirements for the position of prime minister. Article 43(2)(a) of the constitution states only that the Yang di-Pertuan Agong shall appoint as PM a member of parliament who in his judgment is likely to command the confidence of the majority of the Dewan Rakyat.

"Islam has been protected by the law so there is no need to fear that Islam might be threatened just because the PM might be a non-Muslim," Aziz told The Malaysian Insider.

He stressed the Constitution was also clear that state rulers, as heads of Islam, need not listen to the advice of the government, as they can protect the religion on their own, given there were exceptions to the rule.

"Let us not assert something that is not expressly stated in the Constitution unless it is necessitated by the spirit of the Constitution or that it is something that is ancillary to it. The Constitution must not be read and understood in a pedantic manner," said Aziz.


Courtesy of The Malaysian Insider


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