Saturday, April 30, 2011

Why should PAS join BN when Umno is the Ultimately most nefarious org?

UPDATED @ 05:00:50 PM 30-04-2011
April 30, 2011

Najib invited PAS to carry on its fight within BN. — file pic
KUALA LUMPUR, April 30 — Datuk Seri Najib Razak today threw open the doors for PAS to join Barisan Nasional  and further the concerns of Malays and Muslims, telling the Islamist party it could not achieve its aims while partnering with DAP.
“Why play nice with DAP? Does DAP champion Islam?” Najib asked in Kuala Terengganu today.
The prime minister is currently in the Terengganu state capital, where he is visiting together with Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Said and other Cabinet ministers.
“(Datuk Seri) Hadi (Awang), enough of the DAP, leave the DAP, join BN,” Najib was quoted as saying by state news agency Bernama today.

Mahathir pernah menulis dalm blog beliau tentang seorang bekas pemimpin UMNO yang kanan telah meluahkan perasaannya dengan berkata "UMNO is rotten to the core" (UMNO busuk hingga ke ususnya). Mahathir juga pernah berkata bahawa makan rasuah macam makan babi. Kedua-kedua kenyataan beliau ada kena-mengena dengan Umno yang memang 'terkenal' sebagai sebuah parti yang korup. Marina Mahathir pun pernah menulis tentang 'Money politics is an open secret...' 

Is Eskay, the Anwar 'lookalike', the man in sex video?! Looks like Anwar la!

For a moment, I thought the man in white, pointing to himself was Shazryl Eskay Abdullah who took an oath (sumpah laknat) in the mosque.

Of couse, after reading the caption, I know the man was Anwar. ;)
Anwar said he was familiar with the reputations of Umno leaders. — Pictures by Choo Choy May
So, remember. There is a lookalike for everyone. After all, did Eskay not admit that he too was in the sex video? Coincidence? ;).

Soi Lek a coward. MCA is a cow that bows to Umno, a dog that licks Umno!

April 30, 2011
Dr Chua was accused of lacking the nerve to confront corrupt Malay leaders. — file pic
KUALA LUMPUR, April 30 — Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim called Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek a coward last night after the MCA president said he would be the first to vote for PKR if it dared to abolish Malay privileges.
Anwar stressed Pakatan Rakyat (PR) will safeguard every provision in the federal constitution, especially Article 153 on the Malay special position.
“Chua Soi Lek wants us to fight among each other. We will not be dictated by you (Dr Chua). You don’t have the courage to face the corrupt practice of the Malay leaders.
“MCA leaders do not have the courage. We (PR) will rise and fight the corrupt, both Malay and Chinese,” he said during a rally with over 200 people in Ampang here last night.
He said the difference between Barisan Nasional (BN) and PR was that his pact fought for the plight of poor Malay while the ruling coalition only looked to protect the wealth of their own families.
He added that while Umno claimed to be protector of Malay rights, they continued neglect the poor and marginalised members of the community.
“Don’t be trapped by their games. We will defend the provisions enshrined in the Malaysian constitution,” he said.
MCA uploaded a clip of Dr Chua on video sharing website YouTube earlier this week, in which he said he would be the first to vote for PKR if it dared to abolish Malay privileges.
Dr Chua’s call follows the April 16 Sarawak election where BN lost nearly all Chinese-majority seats to PR.
The result echoed the loss of Chinese votes in the March 2008 general election, where MCA won just 15 seats in Parliament — fewer than half the 31 MPs it had before.
In the aftermath, he and Utusan Malaysia both called for the Chinese dominated Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) to be dropped from the state Cabinet for its dismal performance.
However, MCA and the Umno-owned newspaper have clashed over the latter’s call for a “1 Melayu, 1 Bumi” campaign to unite Malays against the growing threat of Chinese political power
Yesterday, Anwar ridiculed Utusan’s “1 Melayu, 1 Bumi” campaign and Umno’s concept of the Malay community.
“Malay for them is the Malay businessmen, ministers’ families, Rosmah’s family, and Mahathir’s children. That is their definition of Malays.
“No way they want to defend the plight of the poor,” he said.
“For them Malay rights is their family, for us Malay rights is the rights of the community,” he added.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Easy to prove the truth - just swear! Shazryl, Najib's 'prodigy', will swear too

Anwar gives statement
> Shazryl challenges opposition leader to swear he was not man in video
KUALA LUMPUR: Opposition Leader Datuk
Seri Anwar Ibrahim was at the Dang Wangi
police station yesterday to give a statement in
connection with a sex video portraying a
character allegedly resembling him.
He arrived at 2.50pm with his wife Datin Seri
Wan Azizah Wan Ismail and brother-in-law
Wan Mokhtar Wan Ismail.
The video was screened for a select group of
media representatives at Carcosa Seri Negara
here on March 21 by a group known as “Datuk T
(trio)”, made up of former Melaka chief
minister Tan Sri Rahim Thamby Chik,
businessman Shazryl Eskay and Perkasa
treasurer Datuk Shuib Lazim. Police began
investigations into the video after Anwar
lodged a report denying he was the man
in it.
Shazryl meanwhile yesterday challenged
Anwar to swear that he was not the man in the
video. He also told a press conference here that
he would take an oath after Friday prayers at
the Sentul Amru Al-As Mosque that he was
speaking the truth when he said Anwar is the
man in the video.
“I dare to swear because I was at the location
at which the video was taped. I also want to
invite all those who doubt the truth to be
present,” he said.
Shazryl denied that Datuk T was involved in
the distribution of sex video clips and said he
would leave it to the police to investigate the
matter, Bernama reported.
On Wednesday, two sex video clips of the
man apparently resembling Anwar and a
woman said to be of Chinese nationality were
spread on YouTube and aired on prime time
news. It was the second segment of the video
recording to be released. The first is still under
investigation. Questions have been raised on
how video clips under police investigation
could be leaked.

I see that nobody in the MACC speaks the truth, (obviousy!): Teoh Lee Lan

The sudden postponement of the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) hearing into the death of Teoh Beng Hock could be to 'plot' to ensure that witness statements are “consistent”.

azlanYesterday, MACC's assistant superintendent Azeem Hafeez Jamaluddin admitted that there were instructions to cover up the role of his superior, Hishamuddin Hashim, in the investigation into the irregular disbursement of state funds and had said that their orders were “to be consistent in statements to the police and also while testifying” during the inquest and at the RCI.

Beng Hock's younger sister Teoh Lee Lan, who was present at the Kuala Lumpur Court Complex on Jalan Duta this morning, said she suspects the RCI's decision to postpone the proceedings to next week was an attempt to cover-up for the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) and told reporters today, saying, “I see that nobody in the MACC speaks the truth, (it's) very obvious. If no one (had committed) murder, there would be no need for a cover-up. It was obvious during the inquest as well.”

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Three essential things to monitor in order to prevent a heart attack: Kordels

Sunday September 26, 2010

When a heart attack strikes


IN every way, Doug looked fit and healthy. With a few business ventures to manage, he barely had time for exercise but made up for that by helping his workers move potted plants in his nursery.
He had the occasional pains, aches and headaches but he was 53 after all, and thought they were all part of aging.
Then one day, while rushing to his nursery he felt a pain seizing his chest. Before long, the pain overwhelmed him        and he began to lose consciousness. Gripping his chest, he steered the car to the road shoulder, nearly crashing into a row of fruit stalls. The traders rushed over and saw Doug slumped back in his seat – dead from a heart attack.
Doug’s story, a real one, is one of the many that happen everyday worldwide.
Deadly heart attacks strike swiftly, leaving the victim no chance of settling unfinished business or even saying goodbye to loved ones. Spare yourself the possibility of this; take care of your heart.
Caring for your heart
When caring for your heart, there are basically three essential things to monitor:
• Blood pressure
• Cholesterol
• Heart Energy
Check your blood pressure through KOP      
Blood pressure (commonly known as a “silent killer” as it is symptomless) is a clear indicator of your heart condition. High blood pressure stresses the heart, as it will have to work harder. If left uncontrolled, this will lead to a stroke and eventually a heart attack.
In October 2008, the Malaysian Society of Hypertension reported that some 43% of Malaysians over 30 have high blood pressure. Alarmingly, they were not even aware of their perilous condition.
It is therefore important        to monitor your blood pressure. If your pressure is on the high side, it must be brought down to normal through diet and exercise and sometimes, prescribed medication.
Another very helpful way of regulating blood pressure is through supplements. Recently, a Japanese researcher, Prof Dr Masaaki Yoshikawa, discovered a unique protein from the Bonito Fish Powder that could normalise blood pressure.
Studies later confirmed that the protein, known as Katsuobushi Oligopeptide (KOP), is effective in regulating blood pressure. Through a special patented process, the Bonito Fish Powder is now available in capsule form. It is advised to take 750mg daily.
Keep cholesterol level down
There are three parts to the cholesterol test – triglyceride (TG), high density lipoprotein (HDL) and low density lipoprotein (LDL). For good cholesterol levels, the HDL level should be high while the other two should be low.
High LDL and TG levels increase the risk of the arteries becoming blocked which may cause a stroke or heart attack.
It is highly advisable to have a diet rich in Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) and Omega-3 to keep your cholesterol level in check. Unfortunately, our diet is often short of these two critical ingredients, so the best thing to do is to take supplements containing them.
Stop inflammation and strengthen your heart
More and more research has shown that inflammation is a major cause of heart problems as it initiates the formation of plaque that blocks arteries which supply oxygenated blood to the heart.
To effectively stop inflammation, look out for a product that contains both Omega-3 and Omega-6. Even better is a combination of Omega-3 and 6 plus Coenzyme Q10 as Coenzyme Q10 supplies energy to the heart.
For consumers’ convenience, more and more companies        are launching supplements        that combine these three        heart essentials into one product.
Don’t be a statistic
Your heart works hard to keep you alive. More importantly, it enables you to enjoy life to the fullest, but only if you take good care of it.
Otherwise, you may end up like Doug who had worked so hard and was just beginning        to enjoy the fruits of his        labour.
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How to copy a webpage but paste just the text? Ctrl + Shift + V @ Chrome! ;)

Tip: Just the text, please!
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 | 4:00 PM
Has this ever happened to you? You're writing an email online and you try to copy some text from a webpage. But when you paste it in, you get all the original fonts, colors, and spacing. "Wait!" you say, "I just wanted the text!"

This happened to us so many times while building Google Chrome that we added a special shortcut to do just that. Alongside the common Ctrl-V keyboard shortcut for "paste", Google Chrome supports a similar shortcut, Ctrl-Shift-V, for "paste as plain text". (And it’s Command-Shift-Option-V on a Mac.)



You can use this shortcut in any rich text editor (like Gmail's compose window, or when writing in Google Docs) to strip out all the presentation from the original source and just paste in a block of text.



How did second snippet of sex video appear online? IGP? Trust no police!

April 28, 2011
A second, more graphic clip purportedly from the sex video has now surfaced.
KUALA LUMPUR, April 28 — Police investigations into a new “teaser” of the sex video implicating Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim have already begun, Deputy Inspector-General of Police Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar said today. Khalid said police together with the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) are determining the identities of those behind the uploading of the clip on broadcast site YouTube.
“We, together with MCMC, have started investigation to identify those that are responsible for uploading the video clip so that is all that I want to comment.
“No report has been lodged yet but it is not necessary for reports to be lodged for us to commence the investigation,” he told reporters during a press conference at Bukit Aman.
The one-minute-47-second clip, titled “Papa Nurul Part II”, was uploaded to YouTube on Tuesday.
It showed a towel-clad man and a naked woman in a hotel room. The man first emerges from what looks like a toilet, dressed in nothing but a towel.
He places his clothes on the bed before passing something that resembles another towel to the naked woman, who takes it, rummages through a bag by the bedside, then walks to the toilet.
The slightly pot-bellied man is seen patting himself dry before donning his clothes — a white T-shirt, a pair of boxer shorts and slacks. He then leaves the room and the clip ends.
The first teaser surfaced on the Internet earlier this month, just two days after the police said the video they had received was not doctored.
The full 21-minute recording was first aired to reporters at the prestigious Carcosa Seri Negara hotel on March 21 by a man who identified himself as “Datuk T”.
Shortly after the screnning, it was revealed that “Datuk T” was a moniker that collectively referred to businessman Datuk Shazryl Eskay, former Malacca chief minister Tan Sri Abdul Tamby Chik and Perkasa treasurer-general Datuk Shuib Lazim.
During a March 24 press conference, Abdul Rahim said the video was exposed to show “a man who wants to be prime minister is not qualified.”
On April 18, Shazryl said that he would take sole responsibility for the sex video screening when responding to a statement made by CID deputy chief Datuk Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani that police had concluded their investigation into the sex video.
Shazryl also said the only copy of the video had been surrendered to the police.
Acryl had said the police had wrapped up their investigations under the Penal Code for the distribution of obscene material and the investigation papers would be sent to the Attorney-General’s Chambers
He also said the identity of the owner of the Omega watch alleged by Shazryl to have been worn by the man in the video was not central to the case.
Anwar has since avoided questions on the whereabouts of his Omega watch, fuelling speculation that he is the man in the video.
Yesterday, Shazryl gave his DNA sample to the police to assist in the ongoing probe.
The police are investigating the trio under Section 292 of the Penal Code for screening pornographic material.
Khalid also said that it was a normal investigation procedure to call Anwar for his second statement.
“It is just process of investigation. There are things which the prosecutor sees more than the investigator, that is why he wants more detail investigation in certain areas,” he added.
Anwar will be giving his statement to the police later today regarding the police report he lodged last month against the video screening at Carcosa Seri Negara.

 

Oh why can't the police make sure there was no leak when the one and only copy of the video had been surrendered to them?!

LOUSY POLICE!


If this is not the most brilliant proposal to rip off the tax-payers money, then Paris Hilton is still a virgin

 
(By financetwitter)
 
Khairun Bin Zainal Mokhtar, CEO and biggest single shareholder of Tricubes Berhad (KLSE: TCUBES, stock-code 0062) disposed 20,000 shares and transferred 2,000.000 shares to his wife, Zalianna Binti Mohd Zaman Khan, according to the latest changes in shareholders received by Bursa Malaysia on 14 Feb 2011. Effectively Khairun’s direct shares reduced to 38,690,734 or 29.31%. As of now, there’s no filing if his wife has disposed any of the shares transferred to her after the stock skyrocket. If she did, then the whole 1Malaysia email proposal would be most interesting.
To award a RM50 million project to a GN3 financial troubled company was bad enough. To lie and spin the story that it would cost the government and hence the tax-payers absolutely “nothing” to enjoy the un-necessary email facility was an insult to the peoples’ intelligence. To declare now that each email will actually cost RM0.50 each (or less) after much uproar by the netizens is an admission of daylight robbery endorsed by the government of the day.
After the controversial email project exploded, the stock jump more than 400% from about RM0.06 a share to more than RM0.30 a share. The GN3-status Tricubes was targetting 5.4 million subscribers and regardless whether you wish to get the so-called regular confidential secured email or encrypted email, the senders (which in this case are government agencies such as Traffic Police, Inland Revenue Board etc) would still be charged about RM0.50 per email.
 Tricubes Shares Stock Performance
If this is not the most brilliant proposal to rip off the tax-payers money, then Paris Hilton is still a virgin. To begin with, Tricubes doesn’t have to put a single penny upfront on this email project because the company was extremely lucky to have secured initial RM5.3 million funding (more to come?) from Malaysia Venture Capital Management Berhad (MAVCAP), a wholly owned Minister of Finance Inc. company which was allocated RM970 million (that’s public or tax-payers money dude).
How Tricubes arrived at the targetted 5.4 million email subscribers by year-end (2011) is still a mystery. According to TM’s 4Q-2010 financial results, the telekom company has a total of only 1.68 million Streamyx subscribers. However according to Internet World Stats, there’re 16.9 million internet users in June 2010, representing 64.6% of the population. So, could Tricubes’s ingenious email project attracts 30% of the internet users to subscribe to yet another email account, with another 8 months to go?
The major question is what if the response to the email subscription is poor, as reflected by the majority’s objection to such a wasteful project? Would Tricubes or rather the government agencies quietly (and secretly) create your email accounts as if you’ve agreed to subscribe to it and spam your mail-box with emails from government agencies and in the process pay Tricubes RM0.50 for each email? If you think about it, the whole theory of getting government agencies in sending you official emails is rather childish.
If you decline to subscribe the 1Malaysia MyEmail and the police summons can’t reach your mail-box (for example) does that means you don’t have to pay the summons because you can claim you’ve zero knowledge about it? Or it doesn’t matter because you still have summons in the police system database? If so, then the whole chain is back to the square one because the email from government agencies to you is as good as a normal Google, Yahoo or Hotmail email simply because it can’t compel you to act on it.
In other words, if the MyEmail project doesn’t make any differences, why should Tricubes be paid a whopping RM0.50 per email? Tricubes actually doesn’t care whether the Average-Joes agree to subscribe or not because it is dealing directly with its paymaster, the government agencies who are acting as the senders in this project. Once agreements (and there would be many) are signed between hundreds of government agencies and Tricubes, the shareholders of Tricubes can retire very rich indeed.

Hishamuddin Hashim the MACC LIAR gave order to cover up role, RCI told

Senior MACC man gave order to cover up role, RCI told

UPDATED @ 07:02:12 AM 28-04-2011
April 27, 2011
KUALA LUMPUR, April 27 — An anti-graft officer admitted to being instructed to cover up the role of his superior in the investigation against Selangor executive councillor Ean Yong Hian Wah, the Teoh Beng Hock Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) heard today.
Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) assistant superintendent Azeem Hafeez Jamaluddin said Hishamuddin Hashim, who was then Selangor MACC deputy director, had ordered him some time after Teoh’s death in 2009 to testify that another graftbuster had led the probe against Ean Yong instead.
“The operation was led by Hishamuddin, but in the discussion, Hishamuddin asked that it be said the operation was ordered by Hairul (Ilham Hamzah),” said Azeem at the inquiry today, referring to the Selangor MACC investigation unit head.
“So you were ordered to say that the operation was led by Hairul Ilham, not Hishamuddin?” asked Bar Council lawyer Cheow Wee.
“Yes,” Azeem answered.
Teoh was found on July 16, 2009 sprawled on the fifth-floor corridor of Plaza Masalam in Shah Alam after he was questioned overnight by MACC officers at their then-Selangor headquarters on the 14th floor.
Teoh, 30, was the political secretary to Ean Yong, who is the Seri Kembangan assemblyman from the DAP, at the time of his death.
The graftbusters were investigating a claim that his boss was abusing state funds.
A senior MACC officer testified yesterday, however, that the MACC had failed to find evidence to prove Ean Yong had abused state funds, leading to the public prosecutor calling for it to drop investigations.
MACC headquarters’ acting senior superintendent Ahmad Shafik Abdul Rahman said investigations showed that government projects in Ean Yong’s constituency had been completed in 2008.
Commissioner Datuk T. Selventhiranathan said last Wednesday that Hishamuddin had lied at the inquiry when he earlier claimed ignorance of police reports against his officers, which accused them of physical abuse.
Shah Alam police CID chief DSP Kamaruddin Ismail has testified that he had written a letter to Hishamuddin in 2008, requesting that his officers attend a police identification parade.
Kamaruddin also complained of trouble getting cooperation from the MACC in abuse complaints that were lodged against the graftbusters before Teoh’s death.
He said the national anti-graft body’s failure to provide the necessary documentation had caused several investigation cases, which were opened against the Selangor MACC from 2005 till 2009, to stall.
Puchong MP Gobind Singh Deo reportedly said last month that there were 59 police reports between 2005 and 2010 which accused the MACC of using force in its interrogations.
Selventhiranathan said recently that 21 out of those 59 police reports were against the Selangor branch.
Azeem said today there was also a meeting of MACC officers, which was chaired by then MACC investigations director Datuk Mohd Shukri Abdull, where they discussed how to testify at the coroner’s inquest into Teoh’s death.
Shukri is currently the MACC deputy chief commissioner.
“The orders were to give testimonies as per our police statements,” said Azeem, 27.
He added that the meeting was attended by many anti-graft officers, including Hishamuddin, Hairul and MACC investigating officer Mohd Anuar Ismail, as well as MACC prosecution head Datuk Abdul Razak Musa and DPP Kevin Morais.
Azeem, who wore a red tie, said Hairul was quiet when Hishamuddin instructed him to testify that Hairul headed the investigation against Ean Yong.
Cheow also read out an SMS, or mobile text message, that MACC officer Zurinawati Zulkifli had sent to Azeem, saying: “Tomorrow, Datuk B1 (Shukri) wants to meet everyone with DPP Kevin.”
The criminal law specialist then read out Azeem’s SMS reply to Zurinawati, saying: “For what? Later stories will become different as long as HH (Hishamuddin Hashim) is there.”
Cheow said another MACC officer called Nellmy Amrizal had texted Azeem, saying she was at a meeting with Shukri and MACC chief commissioner Datuk Seri Abu Kassim Mohamed, where she was briefed on how to answer questions at the inquest.
“But you know right, the truth will come out anyway? No use planning,” said Azeem, reading out his SMS reply to Nellmy.
RCI chairman Tan Sri James Foong said Hishamuddin, who is currently the Negri Sembilan MACC director, appeared to play a major role in the investigation against Ean Yong.
“Hairul is like someone who takes orders. Anuar is also the same?” asked Foong.
“Yes,” said Azeem, who has cropped hair.
He added, however, that he did not see Hishamuddin in the Selangor MACC office the night before Teoh’s body was found.
Azeem, who is based in the Selangor MACC branch, said no officers lied about Teoh’s death.
“It (the lie) was about operation orders. That’s all; that Hairul led it,” said Azeem.
Hishamuddin has claimed ignorance of police reports against his officers, accusing them of physical abuse.
Shah Alam police CID chief DSP Kamaruddin Ismail testified recently, however, that he had written a letter on May 27, 2008, to Hishamuddin requesting that his officers attend a police identification parade.
Hishamuddin has also denied forcing Teoh to sit on a window ledge in the MACC office to scare him.
The senior graftbuster further denied interrogating Teoh by blindfolding the young man or shaking him by holding his belt.
Cheow has said a poison-pen letter had accused Hishamuddin of having a “trademark technique” when interrogating witnesses, which involved holding their belt from the front and shaking them.
Hishamuddin, who has served the national anti-graft body for 19 years, denied the allegation, calling it slanderous.
He also said he had never interrogated Teoh.
The inquiry resumes tomorrow.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Nurul Izzah reiterates: It's not Anwar. Actor looks like Anwar but not Anwar! ;)

Nurul Izzah reiterates: It's not Anwar
Regina Lee
Apr 27, 11
7:28pm
As expected, PKR rallied around its de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim as the latest snippet from a "sex video" allegedly involving him was posted on YouTube today, with his family in the frontline.

PKR vice-president and Anwar's eldest daughter, Nurul Izzah Anwar, maintained that the person in the video is not her father, saying, "My family and I stand firmly with Anwar Ibrahim, and we maintain that the actor is not Anwar.

In a text message to Malaysiakini, Nurul Izzah said, "This latest, most disgusting effort is an attempt to destroy our fighting spirit and derail reforms so desperately needed in this nation. We shall not bow to nor be cowed by such tactics."

WiP Bangsar: Janson loves feeding the fish @ WIP Bangsar WiP Bangsar

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Only Umno sees Chinese support for DAP when DAP is for all Malaysians!!

Khir Toyo: ‘1Melayu, 1Bumi’ not racist

April 27, 2011

Dr Khir: I always wonder why when Malays speak of their native rights it is seen as racist but not when the Chinese speak of their Chinese schools, Chinese language and Chinese economic power.
KUALA LUMPUR, April 27 — The “1Melayu, 1Bumi” movement is not racist for wanting to unify Malays politically, Dr Khir Toyo has said. Calling the movement spearheaded by Malay rights group Perkasa as “legitimate and noble”, the former Selangor mentri besar questioned why Malays were seen as racist when speaking of Malay unity while other races could speak of their respective unity without objection from the Malays.
“I always wonder why when Malays speak of their native rights it is seen as racist but not when the Chinese speak of their Chinese schools, Chinese language and Chinese economic power,” he said on his blog yesterday.
Dr Khir said it was not wrong or racist for Malays to propose a concept like “1Melayu, 1Bumi” as a response to Chinese voters who increasingly voted for opposition parties like the DAP.
He pointed out that Malays saw Chinese support for DAP’s “anti-everything to do with Bumiputeras and Islam” policies as a clear indication that the community now want more political power after successfully controlling the economy.
“Many non-Chinese, especially the Bumiputera, see Chinese support for Pakatan (Rakyat) as support for the empowerment of Chinese political power through the Democratic Action Party (DAP) to erode and eventually eliminate Bumiputera privileges provisioned in the Malaysian Constitution,” he said.
Dr Khir, however, warned that “1Melayu, 1Bumi” should be opposed “to the very end” if it was a racist movement that wished to unify Bumiputeras for the purpose of “oppressing and destroying” the Chinese.
“I, myself, will not agree to any concept that oppresses and destroys other races’ standing,” the Selangor opposition leader said.
He added that whether the concept, first mooted in Utusan Malaysia by assistant chief editor Datuk Zaini Hassan, was racist depended on its execution, demands and wants.
Utusan Malaysia had called on its owners Umno to spearhead a “1Melayu, 1Bumi” movement involving all Malay parties, claiming that the DAP was intent on toppling the country’s Malay leadership.
Former prime minister and Perkasa patron Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad spoke out against the idea, saying it would be “disastrous” if it came to fruition.
The elder statesman said such a movement would eventually result in a two-party system dominated by the Malays and the Chinese on opposing sides of the divide.
Despite their patron’s statement, Perkasa has said it would be willing to lead such a “1Melayu, 1 Bumi” movement.
Some government leaders had sought to distance themselves from Utusan Malaysia’s clarion call last week, claiming it was the personal opinion of the newspaper’s editors.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak assured that the Malay-language daily would not deter the government’s commitment to his 1 Malaysia brainchild.

Is Democracy not a form of government in which all citizens have an equal say in the decisions that affect their lives?

In short, a democracy is 'a government of the people, for the people, by the people'.

The people has the right to vote the government or party of their choice and BN is neither THE choice nor the ONLY choice.

Public understanding of 1Malaysia 84.4% but in reality 1Malay, 1non-Malay

April 26, 2011 16:23 PM
"Based on the research findings, the 1Malaysia concept can be deemed successful and it is the most saleable and spreadable national principles, except for some political criticisms, which we are confident can be tackled." - Rais Yatim

“As a government, PM (Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak) understands this problem and calls all Malaysians to walk with him as one nation. But at the same time we must accept the reality of Malaysian politics that is still race-based.” - Muhyiddin

Yes, the first person to tackle is the 'next-in-line PM' Muhyiddin who always seems to have a problem with Najib's 'brainchild', 1Malaysia. ;)

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Muhyiddin: Ideal is 1Malaysia. Reality is 1Malay, 1Bumi, 1Chinese, 1Indian


(Source: The Sun, 26/04/2011)

Saiful said sodomised without consent yet “voluntarily” allowed sodomy! ;-)

UPDATED @ 06:53:23 PM 25-04-2011
April 25, 2011
KUALA LUMPUR, April 25 — Karpal Singh has demanded that Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan be charged with “lying” in court about being sodomised by Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
The lead defence counsel, in presenting submissions on whether Anwar should be called to enter his defence today, charged that Saiful was not a credible witness, and that the current charge against Anwar should immediately be dropped.
Karpal said there were too many inconsistencies between the charge against Anwar and the testimony given by the star witness in the Sodomy II trial.
He urged the court to direct the prosecution to charge Saiful under section 195 of the Penal Code for fabricating evidence with intent to procure conviction of an offence punishable with imprisonment.
The veteran lawyer’s main contention was that although Saiful has accused Anwar of sodomising him, his testimony proved otherwise and showed that “there was no element of hesitation” on Saiful’s part during the alleged act of intercourse on June 26, 2008.
“It is obvious SP1(Saiful) lied when he stated in his police report that ‘Perkara ini berlaku tanpa kerelaan’ (the act happened without consent).
“The court should direct the Public Prosecutor to frame a charge against SP1 (Saiful) under section 195 of the Penal Code... a message should be sent out loud and clear that the judiciary will not tolerate abuse of its process resulting in the conviction of an innocent person,” said Karpal.
The lawyer said the conduct of the accuser was inconsistent with that of a person who was sexually violated.
According to Karpal, Saiful had every opportunity to leave the condominium unit of Desa Damansara on June 26 but based on his testimony in court, he did not do so.
Karpal pointed out that Saiful’s testimony indicated he had “voluntarily” followed through with the alleged sodomy and did not show any form of restraint.
“I am not saying that the act happened... but Saiful was a young man of 23 and strong enough to have fended off the alleged overtures of the accused in the bedroom, but he did not do so.”
He said Saiful had even attended a PKR function the next day, an act unbecoming of a person who had just been sexually violated.
“These actions of SP1 militate against non-consensual sexual intercourse against the order of nature. The credibility of SP1 is further eroded,” he said.
Karpal also reminded the court of the first sodomy trial involving Anwar 10 years ago where the High Court judge had accepted complainant Azizan Abu Bakar’s case only for it to be overturned by the Federal Court.
“This court should not befall by this fallacy again. Saiful must be seen as a reliable witness if the court wants to call for defence,” he said.
Karpal also said that Anwar had been placed at a “tactical disadvantage” as he was charged under section 377B of Penal Code relating to consensual intercourse with no mandatory imprisonment, instead of Section 377C of the Penal Code pertaining to non-consensual intercourse with mandatory imprisonment for a term of not less than five years.
The defence also sought to raise doubts over the testimonies of witnesses Dr Mohd Razali Ibrahim, Dr Siew Sheue Feng and Dr Khairul Nizam Hassan.
Another defence lawyer, Sankara Nair, said Dr Razali was evasive when answering on simple aspects of bowel physiology when he had testified Saiful’s rectum was empty.
The lawyer questioned why the KY Jelly lubricant, used by Saiful in the alleged sodomy, was not analysed despite being admitted as evidence together with the other items.
The item was filed as evidence through ASP Jude Pereira.
This led Sankara to Pereira, whom the lawyer accused of evidence tampering.
Sankara described Pereira as an “untruthful witness” as the officer had violated the Inspector General’s Standing Orders in repacking the cotton swabs.
“The prosecution must not cringe and resort to desperate moves by attempting to move the goal post every time they find themselves pushed in a legal corner,” said Sankara.
The trial resumes tomorrow morning.
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 began 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.

Right-thinking Malaysians know that right from the start, the prosecution and judge have already decided that Anwar is guilty!

Monday, April 25, 2011

'Utusan and Umno represent neither all Malays nor Islam’: PAS & PKR too!

Soi Lek: Utusan does not represent all Malays

 

Khalid Samad: ‘Umno does not represent all Malays or Islam

Chinese enjoy so-called first-class facilities but still second-class citizens!

April 25, 2011 10:48 AM
BUKIT MERTAJAM, April 25 (Bernama) -- Umno is confident the Chinese community in the country, particularly in Penang, will switch their support to the Barisan Nasional (BN) and strengthen Malaysia's ruling coalition, the party's Information Chief Datuk Ahmad Maslan said here.

He said it might seem that Chinese support for the BN was on the decline but he believed that this phenomenon would not prolong.

"I believe the Chinese appreciate what the government has done for them and they are among the people who enjoy first-class facilities as the live in the urban areas.

"As such, I am confident and positive that the Chinese will switch their support to the BN because their views and thinking will change (in due course)," he told reporters after the launch of the 1Malaysia Dinner organised by the Batu Kawan Umno Division in Juru here last night.

Ahmad, who is a Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department, said the government made available facilities and assistance equally to all the communities in the country.

-- BERNAMA

Cut subsidies, die. Don't cut subsidies, also die. Better to just go die lah BN

April 25, 2011

But before even pumping or cutting subsidies, Najib should seriously plug those leakages caused by corruption...

Sunday April 24, 2011

PM: Plug leakages to safeguard nation’s economy

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Kadir Hashim, ISA detainee, said slam the govt without 'bomb' or 'guerilla'!

Down the road from swanky condominium blocks in the newly-christened Bangsar South is a house of plywood and zinc walls, with Arabic written in black marker across its entrance.

And in this rickety shack lives, according to the authorities, a threat to national security; or at least until several days ago.

NONEOn April 1, several police personnel descended onto the small house and left with someone they believed is a bombmaker, a 43-year-old disabled man Kadir Hashim (left) whose left wrist and right thumb are just stumps.
The man said what followed was 21 days of questioning under the Internal Security Act (ISA) and he was prepared to go (into imprisonment) for two years or more but he knew he didn't do anything wrong and that he would eventually be set free.
On the last day of detention, Kadir claimed that he was told that Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein had denied his release and that he would be imprisoned for two years but as suddenly as he was arrested, Kadir was dropped off at his house at 4pm on April 20, without any conditions.
The ex-ISA detainee has one piece of advice - slam the government if you want but steer away from using the words 'bomb' or 'guerilla',

Coincidentally, Dr M seems to concur with Kadir. Bernama reported today:

Mainstream Media Should Criticise The Government Occasionally, Says Mahathir

While Najib is committed to 1Malaysia, Utusan is anti-1Malaysia, non-Bumi

Utusan targets Kit Siang in screed over Chinese vote

Dr M says ‘1Melayu, 1Bumi’ movement disastrous

Saturday, April 23, 2011

English, not only as a lingua franca but world’s first truly universal language

Tuesday November 30, 2010

Master English or be left behind in global market


I REFER to the report “English essential for core subjects” (Sunday Star, Nov 28).
It is completely incorrect to suggest that Japan, South Korea and Germany have advanced economically and scientifically without English. Scientists in these countries publish their papers in English.
There is a trend among Japanese companies to make English their official in-house language. Japan’s biggest online retailer, Rakutan, plans to make English the firm’s official language. “No English, no job,” the CEO said.
In Beijing, learning English is part of an official drive to transform the Chinese capital into a “world city”. A government programme calls for all pre-schools to introduce English courses within five years. Police officers and civil servants would be required to pass English tests.
One could go on but – like it or not – English is becoming the world’s first truly universal language. It is the international language for business, the language of the information age, and of science, medicine, sports, diplomacy etc. For this reason, almost all the countries in Asia (and most of the world) are working hard at mastering the English language.
In Malaysia, English is not a compulsory pass subject in SPM. This has an important negative consequence. While the stated objective of the Education Ministry may be that all students acquire competence in English, in effect, the official policy is that English does not matter because students are not given an incentive to learn it.
Of course, many students become competent speakers of English in spite of this, partly because of responsible parents (especially in the urban areas) who realise the importance of English.
But all students should learn the international language and a pass in English should be compulsory. Let us try to make the problem of graduates who are unemployable because of poor English skills a thing of the past.
JOHN GREIG,
Subang Jaya.

"Our Land Within" exhibition after lunch at WIP Bangsar: Time - a testimony!

On Sunday, April 10 2011, I had the chance to visit the exhibition "Our Land Within" after lunch at WIP Bangsar.

The exhibition was in conjunction with the launch of the book "Our Land Within - Passages Through Southeast Asian Communities" – a captivating book that explores Southeast Asia’s diverse communities, their intricate ties and rich heritage through first person narratives. The book, supported by CIMB Group, is narrated by Liew Suet Fun with photos captured by SC Shekar. For more info, click here to read Press Release / News @ CIMB Group.

Indeed, I was captivated by the photos and their accompanying captions, particularly one entitled 'Time'. It was the photo of 115-year-old Imu Kaya whose face of serenity attracted me. I went close to it and read the caption:
Click to enlarge and read caption.

IGP suffering from fatigue & needs some rest. Too much sex video probe?!

April 23, 2011 16:28 PM
SHAH ALAM, 23 April (Bernama) -- Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Ismail Omar, who was admitted to hospital yesterday, is in good condition but needs a good rest as he is suffering from fatigue, said Deputy Inspector-General of Police Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar.

"He has gone through all the necessary checks yesterday, nothing is wrong with him except that he is exhausted...he's tired," he told reporters after launching "A Day With Police" programme which involved 1,000 Indian youths at the Selangor Police Contingent Headquarters, here Saturday.

"Actually there was no need for Ismail to be warded at all, I was the one who told the doctor to make the boss stay there so that he (Ismail) could rest," he said.

Khalid said that Ismail also had given him a lot of instructions as his mobile phone already received a lot of text messages from his superior.

Ismail was admitted to the Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur yesterday after he was reported to be feeling unwell while attending the monthly assembly of the police force at the Police Headquarters in Bukit Aman.

Asked when he was expected to be discharged, Khalid said: "I think today."

-- BERNAMA

Kiddos Ride @ Tropicana City Mall PJ & Tesco Extra Cheras! Cheap ride!


video
Janson would rather chase the car than driving a car himself. Vid taken on 12/02/2011.

When in pain, take love. Love a 'painkiller'! Love is a drug after all!

Love can ease pain, say brain researchers

Pain Researchers believe love can act as a painkiller
Love hurts, at least according to many a romantic songwriter, but it may also help ease pain, US scientists suggest.
Brain scans suggest many of the areas normally involved in pain response are also activated by amorous thoughts.
Stanford University researchers gave 15 students mild doses of pain, while checking if they were distracted by gazing at photos of their beloved.
The study focused on people early in a romance, journal PLoS One reported, so the "drug of love" may wear off.
The scientists who carried out the experiment used "functional magnetic resonance imaging" (fMRI) to measure activity in real-time in different parts of the brain.
It has been known for some time that strong feelings of love are linked to intense activity in several different brain regions.
These include areas linked to the brain chemical dopamine, which produces the brain's feel-good state following certain stimulants - from eating sweets to taking cocaine.
"Light up"
The Stanford University researchers had noticed that when we feel pain, some of the same areas "light up" on the scans - and wondered whether one might affect the other.
They recruited a dozen students who were all in the first nine months of a relationship, defined as "the first phase of intense love".
Each was asked to bring in a picture of the object of their affection and photos of what they deemed an equally attractive acquaintance.

“Start Quote

It's important to recognise that people who feel alone and depressed may have very low pain thresholds, whereas the reverse can be true for people who feel secure and cared for”
Professor Paul Gilbert University of Derby
While their brains were scanned, they were shown these pictures, while a computer controlled heat pad placed in the palm of their hand was set up to cause them mild pain.
They found that viewing the picture of their beloved reduced perceptions of pain much more than looking at the image of the acquaintance.
Dr Jarred Younger, one of the researchers involved, said that the "love-induced analgesia" appeared to involve more primitive functions of the brain, working in a similar way to opioid painkillers.
"One of the key sites is the nucleus accumbens, a key reward addiction centre for opioids, cocaine and other drugs of abuse.
"The region tells the brain that you really need to keep doing this."
Professor Paul Gilbert, a neuropsychologist from the University of Derby, said that the relationship between emotional states and the perception of pain was clear.
He said: "One example is a footballer who has suffered quite a painful injury, but who is able to continue playing because of his emotionally charged state."
He added that while the effect noticed by the Stanford researchers might only be short-lived in the early stages of a love affair, it may well be replaced by something similar later in a relationship, with a sense of comfort and wellbeing generating the release of endorphins.
"It's important to recognise that people who feel alone and depressed may have very low pain thresholds, whereas the reverse can be true for people who feel secure and cared for.
"This may well be an issue for the health service, as patients are sometimes rushed through the system, and perhaps there isn't this focus on caring that might have existed once."

Mj Accessories: Tell Her on Mother's Day

Mj Accessories: Tell Her on Mother's Day: "(Please click the picture to enlarge the view)"

Perkasa is morphing into 'Ku Klux Klan': Watch out non-Malays, non-Bumis!

Perkasa to go ahead with1Bumiputeramovement

The most undemocratic and unsound 'principle' that Perkasa upholds:
“If we are talking about equality based on the race ratio we can accept, because that means 67 per cent of the country’s population are Bumis and therefore we need to control 67 per cent of the country’s economy...”
- Perkasa secretary-general Syed Hassan Syed Ali


One day,
if the population of Malaysia is 100% Malays/Bumis,
after all the non-Malays/Bumis are annihilated,
then there will be true equality!

Bye-bye Malay-saja!

Friday, April 22, 2011

B-G Ravinder Singh is new chief for Singapore Army. Majulah Singapura! ;)

1 Melayu, 1 Bumi, 1 Majority, 1 Minority: PERFECT RECIPE FOR UNITY! ;-)

Dr M says ‘1Melayu, 1Bumi’ movement disastrous

UPDATED @ 12:31:33 PM 22-04-2011
April 22, 2011
KUALA LUMPUR, April 22 — In a surprising move today, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad spoke out against Utusan Malaysia’s idea of a “1Melayu, 1Bumi” movement, calling it disastrous.
This is despite Malay rights group Perkasa announcing yesterday that it would spearhead the movement, warning that the Chinese were seeking ultimate power.
“I hope it doesn’t happen. It would be very bad... people should think about this, we are going into disaster if this happens,” Dr Mahathir (picture) told reporters today.
Utusan Malaysia has called on its owners Umno to spearhead a 1 Melayu, 1 Bumi movement involving all Malay parties, claiming that the DAP was intent on toppling the country’s Malay leadership.
In backing Utusan Malaysia’s call for a movement to “unite” all Malay parties, Perkasa secretary-general Syed Hassan Syed Ali said that the Malay rights group did not have the “luxury of time” to wait for Malay political parties to initiate action.
“Perkasa will take on the responsibility of spearheading the ‘1Melayu, 1Bumi’ movement, where it is obvious the Chinese, through the DAP, are trying to take over the political power of the Malays,” said the Perkasa man yesterday.
In response, Dr Mahathir said today that such a movement would eventually result in a two-party system where each side would be dominated by one race.
“If we go ahead with this, there will be a two-party system... if one side is Malay-dominated and one side Chinese dominated, this would be bad,” the former prime minister said.
This is the first time Dr Mahathir, a strong Malay rights proponent and Perkasa patron, has disagreed with Perkasa and Utusan’s ideas.
Perkasa yesterday announced that the “1Melayu,1Bumi” movement will be a part of the group’s 3rd “Perhimpunan Melayu” on April 30 at the Sultan Abdul Halim Stadium in Alor Star.
Utusan, along with other Umno-owned dailies like Berita Harian, has consistently accused the Chinese community of voting Pakatan Rakyat (PR), specifically the DAP, to gain political power, in reference to the recent Sarawak state election.
Today, Berita Harian, in an editorial, attacked the Chinese for voting for the DAP to gain economic and political power.
Although Barisan Nasional (BN) won 55 out of the 71 seats in the recent Sarawak state election, PR won 15 seats, 12 of which were urban-majority seats consisting of mainly Chinese voters.

Joy to the Egyptians! Egypt orders ‘pharaoh’ Mubarak’s name struck off! ;-)

April 22, 2011
Mubarak (left) had been ousted as Egypt’s president in February. — Reuters pic
CAIRO, April 22 — Egypt yesterday took another step towards erasing the legacy of deposed president Hosni Mubarak by ordering his name, and that of his family, removed from public institutions across the nation.
Sycophantic officials seeking to curry Mubarak’s favour had resorted to naming everything from streets to schools to military installations and remote, rural clinics after the authoritarian leader many Egyptians call a modern pharaoh.
Mass protests ended Mubarak’s 30-year-rule in February, and a court yesterday ruled it was no longer acceptable for his name, and that of his wife and sons, to be so widely used.
“Officials in the previous administration had named a range of public institutions after Mubarak and his wife with the aim of pleasing him, and for a range of other embarrassing reasons,” the court said in a statement after the ruling.
Outside the courtroom, pro-democracy activists celebrated the verdict with ululations and whoops of joy, as Mubarak supporters tried to drown them out with chants of: “Unlawful! Unlawful!”
The case had been brought to court by Samir Sabry, a celebrity lawyer who told Reuters after the verdict it was high time Egyptians stopped living under Mubarak’s shadow.
Lawyers for Mubarak had said it was unacceptable to alter Egypt’s history like this.
“For 30 years, we’ve been suffering from a ruling family that has now been accused of several crimes, including abuse of power and murder,” Sabry said. “We need to move on.”
Nobody knows exactly how many public institutions and awards bear the names of the Mubarak family, but the number is likely to be in the hundreds of thousands. At least one Cairo metro station is named after him, and not the Pharaoh Ramses whose statue is only a few metres away.
The cabinet recently replaced the “Mubarak” in the name of a cultural award with “Nile,” and the American University in Cairo also removed the name of Suzanne Mubarak, an alumnus, from one of its lecture halls.
The Egyptian practice of naming places after those in power harks back to ancient times, when pharaohs etched their names on public monuments, often on top of those of their predecessors.
It became even more rife during Mubarak’s era when graft and nepotism riddled the administration. Investigations by the state prosecutor into the conduct of government officials has so far revealed gross abuses of power.
Once-ubiquitous portraits of the ex-president and his family have also been removed since the protests erupted on January 25, replaced by revolutionary graffiti and posters urging the people to cooperate with the military generals who now rule Egypt.
The former head of the Armed Forces, Mubarak’s name had been etched in marble plaques that decorate military buildings.
Both the military council and the interim government have been keen to prove to Egyptians they are serious about cracking down on graft and taking the former administration to task.
This month, the prosecutor ordered Mubarak, 82, detained for questioning into allegations that include corruption and murder.
His sons, Alaa and Gamal, and many other senior officials are being interrogated behind prison bars and a special panel formed to uncover ill-gotten gains will question Mubarak’s daughters-in-law next week, the state news agency said.
Yesterday, Egypt’s public prosecutor ordered the authorities to inspect the medical facility in Cairo’s Torah prison to determine whether it was equipped to receive Mubarak who remains in a hospital in Sharm el-Sheikh. — Reuters

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Fact: Of 12 seats won by DAP, four had 50 percent or fewer Chinese voters!

Going against popular belief, Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng is confident that snap elections may not be called in the near future.

Although Chinese voters had backed the opposition, Lim stressed that DAP would not have won 12 seats without substantial support from non-Chinese voters and said that in the 12 seats contested and won by the party, four had 50 percent or fewer Chinese voters.

Lim explained, "In some seats, we would not have been able to win with a comfortable majority without the support of Iban voters - for example, in Kota Sentosa , we won by about 5,000 votes where we had only won by 500 votes in the last round, an increase of a ten-fold majority with Iban voters that made up nearly 50 percent of the voters. In some areas with Iban-majority seats, our candidate won by nearly 7,000 votes..."


Obviously, MCA has failed where DAP has succeeded - that is, to fight for the rights of all races - Chinese and non-Chinese.

1Malysia email: Free 'secure' email acct but possible 'incidental charges'?

While much has been said about how the heavily criticised 1Malaysia Email project will be of no cost to users and is free from public sector funding, a statement from the project's main proponent, Tricubes Bhd, hints at the possible imposition of 'incidental charges'.

NONEAfter being bombarded with media inquiries and public questions as to its funding, project details and the firm's ability to implement the RM50 million project, the IT firm admitted that these charges would be for "data encryption" and "value-added services". 

In an e-mail reply to a list of questions from Malaysiakini, Tricubes' CEO Khairun Zainal Mokhtar affirmed that its “base service” of providing 1Malaysia emails would be “at no cost to users” and users will initially be able to use their email accounts to receive government notices such as income tax assessment, driving license renewals and quit rent reminders as well as Employee Provident Fund (EPF) statements and notices of summons.

However, while the email services would be provided free of charge, the receipt of the bills and other notices would incur some costs, said Khairun but it remains unclear as to who will be paying for such costs - the end users or the government agencies in question nor did he state whether government agencies, once MyEmail is fully online, will accept only transactions from the official 'secure' email account.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Of 20 reports lodged against Selangor MACC, 13 were directed at Ashraf

S Pathmawathy
Apr 20, 11
3:45pm
 
A senior police officer testified today that only after the death of Teoh Beng Hock did the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) cooperate in police investigations.

DSP Kamaruddin Ismail of the Shah Alam police Criminal Investigation Department told the royal commission of inquiry into the DAP political aide's death that 20 investigation papers were opened from March 2005 to July 2009 on complaints of abuse and torture against MACC officers.

However, it took two to four years after the complaints were lodged for identification parades to be arranged for complainants to point out their assailants because of the "lack of cooperation from the MACC", Kamaruddin said.

NONE"Immediately after Teoh's death, the MACC was more cooperative," he said, drawing laughter from those present.

Bar Council lawyer Cheow Wee asked Kamaruddin if he had quizzed the MACC about its sudden willingness to cooperate, but commission chairperson Justice James Foong interjected, asking, "Isn't it obvious?"

Foong asked: "Can you point out the cases where you had a hard time getting cooperation from the MACC?"

The reply from Kamaruddin: "I can't tell for sure... but from my monitoring, I find that the MACC investigators have a problem in working with the police.

"When they are called to the police station (for their statements to be recorded) they don't show up and the police have to go to their office to get the statements."

Commissioner T Selventhiranathan then asked the police officer if it was "extraordinary" for the anti-corruption body not to show up despite police orders, to which Kamaruddin said: "Yes, they have to come, but they don't...

"And, because they are government servants, we are more diplomatic and we go to their place to get their statements."
'Wrote in to the MACC'

NONEOver a period of four years from 2008, Kamaruddin said, police arranged 31 identification parades for leads into their investigations into complaints against the MACC.

Of the 20 reports lodged against Selangor MACC, he added, 13 were directed at MACC assistant enforcement officer Mohd Ashraf Mohd Yunus (right) for causing hurt to the complainants.

Ashraf was one of several Selangor MACC officers who had questioned Teoh over alleged irregularities in the disbursement of funds by his employer, Seri Kembangan assemblyperson Ean Yong Hian Wah.

Teoh, who was Ean Yong's political secretary, was taken as a witness to the Selangor MACC headquarters on the 14th floor of Plaza Masalam in Shah Alam for questioning on July 15, 2009.

He was found dead on the landing of the fifth floor of the building on the afternoon of the next day.

Kamuruddin also told the panel that 20 investigation papers were forwarded to the public prosecutor for further action, while 13 investigation files were yet to be completed and seven marked as 'NFA' or no further action.

Asked why these cases were rendered 'NFA', Kamaruddin said there were several reasons, among them the lack of cooperation from the MACC and the retraction of police reports made by some of the complainants.
“Was the a reason there was no decision? Was it because there were no documents?” asked Foong.

Kamaruddin:
Yes, there are situations when they say the documents are lost, investigation diaries missing, security guard's log books go missing.

Foong: But did you write personally to them requesting for it?

Kamaruddin: Yes, but no reply yet.

The police officer said that he had written to the then-Selangor Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) on May 27, 2008.

Foong: What was the reply?

Kamaruddin: I wrote in and asked some officers to attend an identification parade and I received a reply from the ACA the next day, signed by deputy director Hishamuddin Hashim, saying the officer is involved in an operation.

In the second paragraph of the letter he (Hishamuddin) said that he needs to get the opinion from the senior federal counsel in charge of the agency' prosecution department whether to attend the parade.

Selventhiranathan: Say Hishamuddin comes here and tells us (the inquiry) that he doesn't know at all about this investigation, he is lying?

Kamaruddin: Yes, I believe so... because he signed the letter written on May 28, 2008.

Foong: Did you take follow-up measures? Did you seek instrcutions from the IGP (inspector-general of police) or AG (attorney-general)?

Kamaruddin: We waited for his answer, after May 28, 2008, because he said he will let us know.

“Three years down the road, and you are still waiting?” mocked Selventhiranathan, to which Kamaruddin nodded.

Police waited for orders from prosecution


Although Kamaruddin did not discount the inefficiencies of police investigator in following up with the MACC on the complaints, he blamed most of the dilly-dally and weaknesses on the anti-graft agency.

In the 20 reports lodged, 15 had certified medical examination reports that the complainants were physically harmed and assaulted.

azlanSome of the common accusations were that they were blindfolded, beaten on the palms of their feet using electrical cables and kicked on the thighs, as well as stripped of their clothes and hit on the genitals.

“Since the complaints were made on physical abuse, don't the police have the powers to arrest... since there are elements of a crime committed?” asked Cheow.

“Because it wasn't severe injuries, we categorised it under Section 323 (of the Penal Code),” Kamaruddin said, and added that the police waited for an order to investigate from the public prosecutor as it was a compoundable offence.

Kamaruddin added that he was asked by his superiors on the progress of investigations into the abuse complaints and he had forwarded the letter he received from Hishamuddin.

According to him, his commanding officers had discussed the matter with the MACC chief and then instructed that all graft-busters involved to attend an identification parade on Sept 14, 2009.

Nevertheless, despite the fact that some positive identifications were made, no charges have been pressed.

To this, Kamaruddin said that whenever the police send in investigation papers, they are forwarded back with further instructions.

“The DPP (deputy public prosecutor) sometimes needs more supporting documents or they need to ask specific question to the complainant and record the statement again,” he explained.

Cheow also asked on the retraction of report lodged by the complainants. “If it is retracted won't be that they had lied when lodging the allegation?”

“We consult the DPP and they direct us to record another statement from the complainants to state the reasons the report was withdrawn,” replied Kamaruddin.

He added that it was normally done by complainants who did not face charges by the anti-corruption body and therefore, they did not want to prolong the matter.

MACC lawyer Muhammad Shafee Abdullah, who cross-examined Kamaruddin after Cheow, tried to establish that similar complaints of abuse were sometimes made against the police.

“Before Teoh's case, all complaints lodged were by suspects right, not witnesses? Allegations of these kind are not only levelled against the MACC officers, it also happens to the police?” asked Shafee, to which Kamaruddin agreed.

The senior police officer affirmed that in his experience there have been instances where suspects make claims of abuse to obstruct investigation into their alleged crimes.

After Kamaruddin gave his testimony, MACC assistant enforcement officer Bulkini Paharuddin took the stand.

The inquiry resumes tomorrow.

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