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19 September 2009

WAKE UP!!! Ours soldiers..

The change over of leadership of the Armed Forces recently had come as a surprise to most and to some, it was expected. I have to wait a while to understand why this sudden an 'abnormal' departure of the former Chief of Defence Force (CDF) Tan Sri Gen Abd Aziz Zainal who apparently left without the grandeur of the military parades, dinning out, farewell visits to formations as well as a call upon his foreign counterparts, especially those from within ASEAN.

I did seek an explanation from some serving officers and those retirees regarding the sudden departure of Gen Aziz Zainal, but many agreed that for whatever the reason, it was improper for the government to have allowed Gen Aziz Zainal to leave in such a haste. Never has there been an occasion where a CDF had left the military service in a manner that Gen Aziz Zainal did. The least would have been for the Armed Forces to honour him in a farewell parade that all outgoing CDF truly deserve.

I do not wish to speculate nor do I wish to say anything that will embarrass Gen Aziz Zainal. But I sense that there is something seriously wrong, and this will only allow serving officers and especially those retired senior military officers to come in defence of their kind, and to perceive that the government has not given due recognition, respect and honour to a retiring CDF. Certainly, I am one of those who have a similar perception.

I am told that Gen Aziz Zainal was to have retired in August 2007 at the age of 56 then, but upon his appointment as the CDF in February 2007, he was offered to serve for one year considered from his effective date of appointment as the CDF, that would expire end of January 2008. He was once again offered another year of service that expires end of January 2009, just short of approximately 6 months to his 58th birth date, that is now the new compulsory retiring age of all senior military officers. On completing his second extension at the end of January 2009, he was again offered to serve until his handing over on September 1, 2009. I am told too that he is now on 5 months resettlement leave until 31 January 2010. In all, Gen Aziz Zainal had served as the CDF for approximately 2 years and 6 months.

I am baffled as how the government, in particular the Ministry of Defence could announced Gen Aziz Zainal's handing over to the newly named CDF just within days after the Armed Forces Council sitting. My experience tells me that the Armed Forces Council decision on the appointment of the new CDF will require the prior sanction of His Majesty the King before an official announcement can be made, and this usually takes a bit of time.

Whatever the circumstances that led to a decision regarding the appointment of the new CDF, I deemed that the departure of Gen Aziz Zainal as abrupt and does not conform to the military norms that have been accorded to all previous CDFs. One must understand the status and standing of the CDF in the Armed Forces and our society, and it only leaves a bad taste to know the manner in which Gen Aziz Zainal had departed from the military service.

Let there not be a similar occurrence like this, and having served as a staff in the Armed Forces Personnel Division, it would not be wrong for me to say that the blame should be shouldered by that Division as well as the Ministry's Chief Secretary, who is also the Secretary to the Armed Forces Council.


They are already talking about replacing our MIG29's bought in the mid 1990's with F-18's without the source code. So in the event of war, we need permission from US gov for the source code, otherwise, we cannot fire a single weapon from the F-18's.

And the Nuri replacement? The Eurocopters guys have been flying their test helicopters from the french embassy for several months last year before Pk Lah post poned the purchase.

If they can't get enough fools to support them comes 13th General Election, they may need the help of the army to stay in power. As in North Korea, Burma, Zimbabwe......So, it's not as absurd as you may think.

Dear Soldiers

We are not asking you to make a bloody coup to overthrow the corrupt BN Govt. All we are asking you to do is to use your ballot box to throw BN out. Will you do this for our beloved country

Khairy on Bagan Pinang : Anwar gatherings get low numbers, support firmly with BN

Barisan Nasional (BN) would not take the opposition lightly or decelerate preparations for the Bagan Pinang by-election although early indications point to a continuous support for BN.

Umno Youth Chief Khairy Jamaluddin said BN is confident of gaining the peoples support for the Oct 11 by-election although the opposition had been trying to wrest the seat.

“We know that an election campaign held by opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (Parti Keadilan Rakyat advisor) two or three days ago in Bagan Pinang had only received lukewarm support.

“That is an indication that BN was still strong here but we are not going to take things lightly and hope to put extra effort in our campaigns. There will be a big presence of the Youth, from Negeri Sembilan and other states,” he told reporters after handing out Hari Raya goodies to police personnel at the Dang Wangi police station here today.

According to Khairy, reports from the Negeri Sembilan Umno Liaison Committee headed by Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, was clear that the BN election machinery was ready at every stage.

Khairy added that apart from handing out contributions to the Dang Wangi police station, the Umno Youth had also made similar contributions to the Hang Tuah Fire and Rescue Department and the Emergency Unit of the Kuala Lumpur Hospital.

The Bagan Pinang state seat fell vacant following the death of its incumbent Assemblyman, Azman Mohammad Noor (BN), on Sept 4.

The Election Commission had set Oct 3 for nomination and Oct 11 for polling.

The Bagan Pinang Electoral Roll consists of 13,664 registered voters, comprising 9,060 ordinary voters and 4,604 postal voters.


If you are so confident, why do you all have so many "postal votes" standing by ?

Umno will survive only with the postal votes

He was not confident. He was trying to signal others that nothing is impossible for PKR to bet these big buaya because mostly the peoples can judge and see how these monsters reacted all these while. All are very scary day after day.

A leader must display confidence of winning to boost the spirit of his party workers who will work for money $$$$!. Khairy should know the ground has shifted even in Negeri 9. People are sick and tired of the BN style of governance, and want to see real change. You can keep on dreaming, Encik Khairy/ That's your right' but the rakyat will be the one to decide the fate of the seat. My gut feeling says the BN is going to be annihilated come the bye-election. Bye-bye BN!

oll shows Bagan Pinang voters want Isa as Umno candidate

As Umno continues to dither over its choice of candidate for the Bagan Pinang by-election in Negeri Sembilan, a recent survey of voters commissioned by PAS gives an indication of just how serious a dilemma Barisan Nasional (BN) faces.

The poll shows 59.6 percent of voters in the BN stronghold favour former Mentri Besar Tan Sri Isa Samad as Umno’s candidate, according to a report published in, the online edition of the PAS party organ.

Those who favour Isa cite the former MB as a leader who had performed better than the current mentri besar Datuk Seri Mohamad Hassan, according to the poll conducted by Ilham Centre.

The poll comes amid intense campaigning by Umno divisions in the state to field Isa despite concerns that he is tainted by the fact that he was previously found guilty of vote buying by his own party.

Former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has also spoken out against nominating Isa.

Bernama quoted Dr Mahathir as saying Umno's image would be affected because it would be regarded as not being serious in fighting money politics if it chose as a candidate someone who has been found guilty of political corruption.

"Even if he can win there, (we) have to consider what the whole of Malaysia thinks of Umno," he said in an interview with Bernama yesterday.

Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah also warned today against fielding “tainted candidates” in the by-election as it could undermine Umno, going against the tide that wants a convincing victory after a string of defeats to the Pakatan Rakyat since Election 2008.

Despite the overwhelming support for Isa in Bagan Pinang, the PAS poll also shows that voters are concerned about Isa’s past, suggesting the former MB’s record would be a factor on the stump.

The poll, conducted over two days this week, suggests the perception that BN is depending on postal votes to win the election.

A total of 47 percent of voters felt that BN would be relying on postal votes. There are 13,664 voters in the state constituency, with postal voters making up more than one-third or some 4,600 of the electorate.

According to the report, 53 per cent of those polled were Malays, 30.8 percent were Chinese while 12.1 percent Indians. Umno has said it will pick its candidate only after the Hari Raya holidays.

The Bagan Pinang vote is widely expected to end Pakatan Rakyat’s winning streak in all by-elections in the peninsula since last year's general election due to the high number of postal voters which are traditionally considered a reliable vote bank for the BN.

Nomination for the Bagan Pinang by-election will be on Oct 3 while polling has been set for Oct 11.

The by-election was called following the death on Sept 4 of Umno’s Azman Mohammad Noor, who defeated PAS’s Ramli Ismail by some 2,000 votes last year.

Bagan Pinang is an Umno stronghold situated within the Teluk Kemang parliamentary constituency represented by PKR’s Datuk Kamarul Baharin Abbas.

Apart from Bagan Pinang, Umno also won the neighbouring Linggi state seat in last year’s election, while PR controls three other state seats in Teluk Kemang — Chuah (PKR), Lukut (DAP) and Port Dickson (PKR).


Go ahead, Nominate that crook or his son and see the votes swing to PAS.

Looks like it's going to be a rock and a hard place! It's good to witness UMNO choosing its poison!!

It just get to show that UMNO is bankrupt of good, respectable people.

I am not sad and I am not surprised!

Samy tells Dr M to stay out of BN candidate selection

MIC president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu has asked former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, to stop interfering in the selection of a Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate for the Bagan Pinang by-election, slatted for Oct 11.

“The MIC believes in the wisdom of Prime Minister (Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak) and Deputy Prime Minister (Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, who is also BN election director) in selecting the right candidate for the seat.

“The Prime Minister has the capability to appoint someone who can bring victory to BN. Only the Prime Minister has the final say on who should be the candidate,” Samy Vellu told Bernama, when asked to comment on Mahathir’s statement yesterday.

The former Prime Minister in an interview with Bernama had said that Tan Sri Mohd Isa Samad should not be nominated for the seat since he was suspended from Umno for three years since June 2005, for his alleged involvement in money politics.

Mahathir had said Umno’s image would be effected and it would be regarded as not serious in fighting money politics if the party chose a candidate who had already been found guilty of such action.

Several Umno branches and the Teluk Kemang Umno division are said to have submitted Isa’s name to the BN top leadership for consideration as a candidate for the by-election.

The Election Commission has set nominations for Bagan Pinang by-election on Oct 3 and polling was fixed for Oct 11. The seat fell vacant following the death of BN’s incumbent, Azman Mohammad Noor on Sept 4.

Samy Vellu also said Mahathir should not interfere in every by-election as his public views was causing “havoc” for the BN election machinery during the polls.

“The MIC will abide by anyone selected by the Prime Minister, who is also the BN head. Mahathir should not interfere in too many things which might put the BN in a difficult situation,” he added.


Semi Value is trying to 'ampu' Najib and Muhyiddin by telling off Dr M. Unfortunately for Samy this strategy won't work and he had better be prepared for more 'biadap' diatribe from Utusan Malaysia and umnoputeras

Stop criticising the government, says Taib

Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud has called on the people in the state to stop criticising the government.

He said Sarawak had benefited tremendously from the development programmes implemented by the federal government, including infrastructure development, since the formation of Malaysia 46 years ago.

He also called on the people to safeguard peace and harmony among the people, which he said was due to the sacrifice of the nation’s forefathers.

“If there is chaos in the country, it will be impossible for us to celebrate any festivity. We should therefore take stock of what the government has done for us,” he said in his Hari Raya message.

He also said that Malaysians were fortunate to have a prime minister “who has the qualification and a leader who cares for the people’s well-being.”

Meanwhile, Yang di-Pertua Negeri Tun Abang Muhammad Salahuddin Abang Barieng, in his Hari Raya message, said he hoped that the open house tradition would continue.

He added that this would strengthen unity among the people in line with the 1Malaysia concept.

“The prime minister recognises Sarawak as a 1Malaysia model state,” he said.


Well said. Sure Sarawak "benefitted tremendously from the development programmes". And you are right, people should take stock of what the govt has done for them. By the way, can you please declare your assets ?

All these tremendously benefits all had gone into your own family's pockets.

1 Rakyat will not be stifled with this idiotic statement! We will continue to criticise the old and aging goons who are very selfish for thier own personel goals whereever , whenever, however, whichever we feel like it.

The old aging goons are Taib, Alfred Jabu, George Chan, Wong Soon Koh, Peter Chin, Robert Lau Hoi Chiew, James Masing, William Mawam, Joseph Entulu and many more!

Truly Malaysian? Tourism Minister wants to stake claim on popular dishes

Malaysia is starting a food fight.

Laksa, nasi lemak, Hainanese chicken rice, chilli crab and bak kut teh are all Malaysian dishes, Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen declared.

On Wednesday, Dr Ng accused other countries of “hijacking” local dishes such as laksa and nasi lemak, and said it was high time that Malaysia claimed them as Malaysian.

“We cannot continue to let other countries hijack our food,” she said, without naming the countries.

“Chilli crab is Malaysian. Hainanese chicken rice is Malaysian. We have to lay claim to our food,” the minister said after she launched the Malaysia International Gourmet Festival.

But some food critics disagreed, saying that it would not be possible for a country to claim ownership over the dishes.

Celebrity chef Rohani Jelani said that food in general is not politically divided.

As people move from one country to another, they also take with them the recipes of their favourite food.

“I think it is difficult to claim ownership or to say exactly what food originated from where. This is because there are no boundaries when it comes to food,” she told The Straits Times.

Singapore food celebrity K.F. Seetoh agreed that it would be impossible for anyone to claim ownership over food, even if a certain dish is easily available at a certain place.

“It is better to lay claim by association,” he suggested.

“For example, burgers are not from America, but they are associated with America,” said Seetoh, who hosts popular TV show Makansutra on the Asian Food Channel.

Dr Ng said that her ministry was identifying the popular dishes, which are also available in neighbouring countries, and would declare them as Malaysian in the next three months.

“We have identified laksa... all types of laksa, nasi lemak and bak kut teh,” The Star newspaper quoted her as saying.

But she did not say how her ministry would label the dishes as Malaysian.

The Tourism Minister's announcement came as Malaysia and Indonesia were working hard to resolve a dispute alleging that Malaysia “stole” Indonesian culture such as batik and claimed it as its own.


Yes Dr Ng we must claimed back those hijacked food items, sue those countries for billions. At the same time lay claim to Peking Duck, Roast Pig, Tom Yam, Charpati etc.etc. Rohani Jelani who say we cannot we can because this is Bolehland Ma so why cannot. And also now we have a chinese equivalent of Messsomemoredin and Mooingin cry also no tears. That is what PM meant when he is looking for talents.

ha ha ha...she embarrassed the rakyat that these food are 'made in malaysia' . maybe she has nothing to do but to the rakyat, she's making herself a fool !!! she should has helped out the homeless indian penangnites or the raped penan girls INSTEAD . these are two issues that ALSO AFFECT TOURISM !!!

so what if others copied our dish. in the first place, how to prove this is malaysia dish??? any evidence or just hey-says. maybe its original if from other places like india,china,indonesia or any other countries instead.

now, we are getting to see more and more kecil-hati, brain-ass ppl especially from bn. ng yen yen is to be commented to join mps like muh,keris,rais flu,toyol,zambry and its totally 'sane' that we had elected them. we must do something in the future to maintain our sanity.

Ng Yen Yen reflects the intellectual level of our Malaysian Ministers' mentality What will they think of next? Everything 'Boleh' from stupidity to corruption.
BTW, what about "Bak Kut Teh", Sweet and Sour Pork Ribs and "Char Siew Rice"? We should stake claims to these 3 dishes because they are very popular to at least 40% of Malaysian population.
Claim the 3 dishes as Malaysian, we might have 'Pig Head' Protest on our hands. Think about it, numbskull Minister!

18 September 2009

Wife wants Malaysian burial for slain militant Noordin

The wife of slain Islamic militant Noordin Mohammed Top said she wishes to bury her husband in his homeland of the southern Malaysian state of Johor, the woman's father was quoted as saying in a news report Friday. The father-in-law of South-East Asia's most wanted suspected terrorist told the Star newspaper that Noordin's death came as no surprise, adding that his family had lost all contact with him more than eight years ago.

Noordin, blamed for a string of deadly terrorist attacks in Indonesia since 2003, was killed with three other people Thursday when Indonesian police raided a house in Central Java province.

"We were always prepared for such an outcome, especially after the last time when he was suspected to have been killed," Rusdi Hamid, 67, said.

The man who once called himself the leader of al-Qaeda in the Malay archipelago was initially believed to have been slain in an attack by Indonesian police last month. However, DNA tests later revealed the victim was not Noordin.

Rusdi, who has fiercely protected the identity of his daughter and her three children, aged 8 to 10, said she wished to bury her husband - a former religious school principle who is believed to have gone into hiding in Indonesia in 2003 - on Malaysian soil.

"Even after eight years, my daughter still wishes for him to be buried here now that it is confirmed that he was killed," Rushdi was quoted as saying. "My daughter and grandchildren had to live without him, but thankfully, they are used to the situation."

"We will carry on without him," he said.

Malaysian Home Affairs Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said he was "sad" at the news of Noordin's death while acknowledging Noordin was responsible for countless innocent deaths.

"What he did was wrong," the minister was quoted as saying by the Star. "We don't condone what he did. I am sad that we did not get to rehabilitate him like we have done with many others.

"I am sad because a life is a life."

Among the attacks Noordin was accused of was Indonesia's latest, the July 17 bombings of two Jakarta luxury hotels, which killed nine people.

Terrorism experts said Noordin was a key financier and recruiter for the Jemaah Islamiyah militant group, blamed for attacks in Indonesia from 2000 to 2003 that killed hundreds of people, including the 2002 and 2005 Bali bombings. He later formed his own, more violent organization after disagreements with more moderate militants within Jemaah Islamiyah.

PM assures Sarawak of higher priority for infrastructure development

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said tonight the federal government would give higher priority in terms of allocation for infrastructure development in Sarawak currently and under the 10th Malaysia Plan period (2011 to 2015).

He said the government wanted infrastructure such as roads and electricity and water supply to be implemented more extensively so as to bridge the gap in the facilities between Peninsular Malaysia and the state.

“In observing the Malaysia Day celebration, I once again stand before you as the head of government to say that we will bring more progress to Sarawak, in a fair and just manner,” he said in his address at a breaking of the fast at the Jamek Mosque in Petra Jaya, here.

Najib and his wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, joined about 5,000 people of various communities at the function.

Najib said the government would continue to step up efforts to uplift from poverty 45,000 hardcore poor nationwide on the E-Kasih list of the Prime Minister’s Office.

“We also want to implement a major change so that Malaysians, regardless of whether they are Muslims or non-Muslims, are able to enjoy development. In this present age, poverty is not seen in terms of income only but also in the context of technology, skills and spirit,” he said.

“The government will continue to champion all these,” he said, adding that Islam demanded fairness, which was the basis of the 1 Malaysia concept, not only among Muslims but also for non-Muslims as that was the true Islam.

Najib said the people should be thankful because in the history of the country Muslims had been able to perform deeds to God because of the prevailing peace and their strong faith compared to those in countries without peace such as Iraq where mosques, markets and settlements were often the scenes of bomb explosions.

The prime minister thanked the non-Muslim leaders of Sarawak for having attended the function, saying it reflected the 1 Malaysia concept and helped to strengthen solidarity among the people.

“This is what will help make the concept a success in the effort to realise the objective of one dream, one people and one nation,” he said.

Meanwhile, Sarawak Housing Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg recorded the state’s appreciation to the federal government for the allocation under the economic stimulus package to improve the infrastructure in the state.

“Under the leadership of Najib, Sarawak will continue to contribute towards making the country more prosperous, peaceful and progressive,” said Abang Johari, who represented Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud at the event. – Bernama


why only now. scared that sarawak will turn the vote against BN?

it is the only state having only 1 oppisition and yet not having a full cabinet minster. and everything is far behind even the poorest of state.

still no road linking the every remote areas where as flyover and train is expanding in penisular and yet sarawak also 1 of the few major contributor of federal fund.

why never even say how much money is going to be committed?

Talk only kah....after all talk no need money mostly slaiva finish. Formula 1 is more important tha East Malaysia. So long as the UMNOed BNs are in your pocket...everything elses is just consequential.....

Indonesian police, M’sian embassy to coordinate on Noordin Top’s remains

The Indonesian police will coordinate with the Malaysian Embassy in Jakarta on matters relating to the body of Noordin Mohd Top, the most wanted terrorist in Southeast Asia who was shot dead in a police operation in Solo, central Java earlier today.

“We have already contacted the Malaysian Embassy here and the Indonesian Foreign Ministry as well as the Indonesian Ambassador in Kuala Lumpur, Da’i Bachtiar,” Indonesian police chief Gen Bambang Hendarso Danuri told a press conference here today.

Noordin’s body is currently being held at the police hospital here for DNA identification, a process which could take up to 30 hours.

The Indonesian police, however, are confident that the man who was shot dead in the five-hour operation, which began at 6am local time, was Noordin, a Malaysian citizen.

Meanwhile, the Malaysian Embassy in Jakarta’s deputy head of mission Amran Mohd Zain, when contacted, said the embassy would give its full cooperation in the matter.

“We will coordinate with the Indonesian authorities and help them with the procedures,” he said.

Amran said the embassy would also inform Noordin’s family in Malaysia and his other relatives here concerning the latest developments.

Three other terrorists shot dead in the same operation were Bagus Budi Pranoto alias Urwah, Susilo @ Adib and Ario Sudarso @ Aji.

A pregnant woman, identified as Susilo’s wife, Munawaroh, was injured in the operation.

Bambang said Indonesian police had worked hard over the past nine years in tracking Noordin and they had also found 200kg of explosives in the house where Noordin was killed, besides loaded M-16 rifles, laptop computers and various documents.

In KUALA LUMPUR, Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said the Malaysian government would extend assistance to Noordin’s family to bring back his remains to be buried in the country.

He said Noordin’s family had been informed about this latest development and that the government was awaiting DNA confirmation that the body is his.

“If necessary we will send a representative of the family to Indonesia to assist the process (bring back the body),” he told reporters after conducting checks on the police’s Ops Sikap road safety operation in conjunction with Aidilfitri, at the the Jalan Duta toll plaza here. – Bernama

17 September 2009

Noordin dead: Indonesian cops

Indonesia’s most-wanted Islamic militant, Noordin Mohammad Top, was killed during a raid in central Java, national police chief Bambang Hendarso Danuri said on Thursday.

Asked if it was true that Noordin had been killed, Danuri told reporters in Jakarta: “Yes, yes, yes.”

He said fingerprint tests had proven positive, but police were still awaiitng results of a DNA test that would remove all doubt.

The police chief had just held a meeting with President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Reuters reported.

Earlier, The Associated Press had reported from Solo that police hunting for suspects in Jakarta hotel bombings raided a hideout in central Java, sparking gunfire and an explosion Thursday that left four suspected militants dead.

Speculation was rife that one of them was Noordin .

Officials said that three more alleged terrorists were also captured.

A counter-terrorism official said the dead included alleged bomb-maker Bagus Budi Pranato.

The captured militants included a pregnant woman who was being treated at a local hospital, national police spokesman Nanan Sukarna said. Her condition was stable.

Police tracked the seven suspects to the town of Solo in Central Java and besieged a village house on the outskirts overnight. The raid ended around daybreak when an explosion was detonated inside the home, the police spokesman said.

Indonesian television showed footage of a burnt-out house, with no roof and blown-out walls.

Broadcaster TVOne speculated that an unidentified body was that of Malaysian-born Noordin, the region’s most wanted militant, but there was no confirmation and his death has erroneously been reported before.

Large quantities of explosives, weapons, grenades and bombs were recovered from the scene as ambulances shuttled away the dead and injured.

There were conflicting reports on what caused the blast, but Sukarna said “it most likely came from police trying to force their way inside” and that it was not a suicide bomb as had been reported earlier.

Special police forces captured two men, identified as Bejo and Supono, who led them to the hideout and after a seven-hour siege police recovered four men dead and the pregnant woman.

Forensic testing was under way to confirm the identities of the dead, Sukarna said, adding that a police officer was shot in the hand during the seven-hour siege.

The accused bomb-maker, Pranoto, also known as Urwah, was wanted in connection with twin suicide blasts at luxury hotels in the capital, Jakarta, in July, a counterterrorism official said on condition of anonymity.

A young couple who rented the house and had been teaching Islamic studies at local schools were also in the house and the husband was killed, the official said.

Pranoto, 31, was released in April 2007 after serving a 3 1/2-year sentence for harbouring terrorists. Experts say he was a close associate of Noordin, who has been eluding capture by authorities in South-East Asia since 2001. He also was closely linked to senior clerics in the Jemaah Islamiyah regional militant network and had been actively recruiting members to carry out fresh attacks.

Police cordoned off a neighbourhood and cut power supplies late Wednesday night in the suburb of Solo, a stronghold for hardline Islamist groups. Gunfire was heard throughout the night, an Associated Press reporter at the scene said.

An explosion went off around daybreak Thursday and four ambulances later drove away carrying at least two bodies in orange bags, the reporter said.

Police had confirmed a special forces operation was unfolding, but declined to give details.

“I ran out of my house in fear when I heard the gunfire,” said Widjan, a neighbour.

The besieged property was rented several months ago by the couple, identified by the anonymous official as Adit Susilo and Putri Munawaroh. They were working at an Islamic boarding school, neighbourhood chief Suratim said.

The raid comes as police continue a massive manhunt for perpetrators of attacks on the J.W. Marriott and Ritz-Carlton hotels in Jakarta on July 17. The blasts killed seven people and wounded more than 50, ending nearly four years without terrorist strikes in the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country.

Several suspects have been detained or gunned down in raids in recent weeks, but police are still searching for several militant operatives believed to have planned the operation and recruited the bombers.

Noordin allegedly leads a breakaway group of the South-East Asian terrorist network Jemaah Islamiyah, which carried out a string of bombings in Indonesia in recent years with the support of al-Qaeda.

Terrorist attacks have killed 250 people in Indonesia since 2002, including the Bali nightclub bombing that year that left more than 200 people dead, most of them foreign tourists. -- AP

High Court rules BALKIS’ dissolution and de-registration valid

The High Court today granted a stay of execution for the decision made by the ROS (Registrar of Societies) BALKIS (Wives of Selangor Elected Representatives Association) will be dissolved and de-registered on February 11 but allowed for the continuation of operations for Kompleks Wawasan Balkis which is a charity centre for children managed by the association.

The Selangor government, Puan Sri Salbiah Tunut, the Menteri Besar’s wife, Kumpulan Daruk Ehsan Berhad and Permodalan Negeri Selangor Berhad, had been granted leave in September last year to challenge the legitimacy of the decision made by the ROS to dissolve the association and de-register them.


Kah...kah...kah...UMNO Court. Who trust the courts of Malaysia nowadays. Come on...better for us to go and play play at the badminton court...

Maybe we should try it under the International Court or at Singapore Court and see what is the judgement. Kah...kah...kah...since our judges seem to be all 1/2 past sick. Rule according to the their twisted mouth and not rule of law.

Marilah semua judges-judges 1/2 past sick...mari kita main-main kat badminton court...lepas tu pergi food court makan-makan dula...last sekali pergi law court buat judgement main-main. Kah...kah...kah...funny judgements...Courts of Laughter.

Dissolution of Balkis is just to hide the corruption of the previous administration and to save toyols' ugly ass.
It is also to deprive the current administration of funds in any way possible.

Another Test for Malaysia's Ruling Coalition

Yet another by-election roils the country's ethnic divisions

The sudden death of a state lawmaker in the Malaysian state of Negeri Sembilan last week appears likely to set the stage for the first real test of the opposition Pakatan Rakyat's political power since March 2008 general elections, at least partly because of rising ethnic Indian irritation over treatment by the Muslim majority in the country .

In seven of eight previous by-elections since the 2008 general election, the party that previously held the seat reclaimed it. However, the death last Thursday of Azman Mohd Noor, an UMNO lawmaker representing the Barisan Nasional, or national ruling coalition, appears to set up the real possibility that a seat could go to the opposition, analysts say.

Although it is a rural seat in a relatively obscure state legislature, the by-election, whose date has not yet been set, plays into a variety of disturbing national trends in the country, including rising ethnic Malay beliefs that their racial prerogatives are being usurped by other races and questions over the rising political power of the fundamentalist Parti Islam se-Malaysia, or PAS.

The 14,000-voter district is more than 20 percent ethnic Indian. Malaysia's Indians, who make up about 8 percent of the total population, are furious over Muslim protests that forced cancellation of the relocation of the 150-year-old Sri Mahamariamman Temple to a site more convenient to them after housing estates had overtaken the onetime rubber plantation in which it had been situated. The obstreperous Muslim protesters paraded a severed cow's head – an insult to Hindus, who venerate cattle -- to the local town hall and dumped it in the protest.

Speaking of the violent tone of the anti-temple potests, Mustafa K. Anuar, assistant secretary for the reform organization Aliran, said that "Malaysians of all ethnic and religious backgrounds certainly have no reasons to be overjoyed with the Merdeka celebration, especially when the authorities were warned by these unthinking rebel-rousers of violent, if not bloody, 'retribution' if the demands of the protesters were not hneeded and met. It is of paramount importance to remind ourselves that better ethnic and religious understanding and relations can only come about through mutual respect and tolerance and dialogue – never by losing our heads."

The virulence has put paid to months of attempts by Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak to woo back ethnic Indian voters to the Barisan National. Najib has been photographed making chapatis with his wife and ostentatiously visited the magnificent Batu Cave, which houses an ancient Hindu temple just north of Kuala Lumpur, during recent Hindu holidays.

Tensions between Chinese and Malays backing the United Malays National Organization, the dominant party in the Barisan Nasional ruling coalition, have been rising for months. But tensions have also been growing between Indians and Malays ever since authorities cracked down on a rally by the Hindu Relief Action Force, or HINDRAF, in 2007 and threw the rally's leaders in jail under the country's stiff Internal Security Act, which allows for indefinite detention without trial. Najib freed the activist pressure group's leaders and had been seen to be making progress in wooing back the Indian community.

Although the rural Negeri Sembilan district has always been a Barisan Nasional stronghold, analysts say the seat could go to the Pakatan Rakyat opposition. Although the Barisan retained power in the statehouse in the 2008 election, for the first time ever it lost its two-thirds majority, with its majority dropping to 21 lawmakers to 15 for the opposition in the Negreri Sembilan statehouse.

The Negeri Sembilan seat that came open last week with Azman's death, apparently from blood poisoning, went to UMNO by a majority of 6,430 votes to PAS's 4,097, a relatively healthy plurality of 2,333. About 10 percent of the district, near the coastal town of Port Dickson, are ethnic Chinese. But rising racial tensions across the country are expected to play a role as politicians on both sides use Islam as a bludgeon against the other.

The ruling national coalition has traditionally relied on the ethnic Indian population to vote solidly for continuity. However, rising Malay-Muslim sentiment has coalesced with Indian disillusion with its own Malaysian Indian Congress, the third major component of the Barisan Nasional, which cratered in the 2008 election over disgust with corruption within the party. The MIC has continued to be riven with factionalism as the party's longtime head, S. Samy Velu, has battled reformers.

The loss of a single seat in a relatively unimportant largely rural state shouldn't ordinarily shake Barisan power. But the Barisan has been reeling from a long string of defeats and from perceptions of a kind of end-of-era deterioration, with the coalition mired in corruption and stultified in paralysis. Its only win among the previous by-elections was for a Sarawak seat with an overwhelming Barisan plurality.*

Najib has acted decisively to attempt to turn around minority sentiment, nullifying some elements of the New Economic Policy, an affirmative action program designed to provide economic uplift to Malays, which form a 55 percent majority of the country but who have traditionally played an economic second fiddle to the Chinese. The program, however, has created a rent-seeking class of cronies who have become known as "Umnoputras," a play on bumiputras or sons of the soil. But Najib faces long-standing questions of personal corruption as well.

In addition to the problems with the Chinese and Indians voters, several UMNO divisions in the Negeri Sembilan state are said to be disillusioned with the chief minister, Mohamad Hasan, a non-politician who was appointed by the former prime minister, Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. It remains to be seen whether the lack of enthusiasm for Mohamad will cause UMNO stalwarts to sit on their hands, and particularly whether it will drive Malay voters to the fundamentalist PAS, which will field the opposition candidate.

The opposition Pakatan Rakyat coalition headed by Anwar Ibrahim has plenty of its own problems, with internal contradictions rising between the fundamentalist PAS, the Chinese-dominated Democratic Action Party and the moderate urban ethnic Malay Parti Keadilan Rakyat, Anwar's own party. PAS has begun to feel its oats outside its own rural stronghold in Terengganu, Kelantan and other northeastern states, demanding that ethnic Malays in urban areas surrounding Kuala Lumpur adopt a much more conservative lifestyle. As many as 60 young people were grabbed by religious police on the first night of Puasa, the Malaysian version of Ramadan


Malaysia is really going to the dogs. First we have Dr M's son becoming a director of San Miguel Beer - an investment which is NOT "sukuk". There is silence from the Malay ultras on this! What has happened to their voice? Do they fear the wrath of Dr M? Or is this a "normal" behaviour from the UMNO Putras? The whole world is waiting to hear from Dr M over this issue. I doubt if anything will happen. Money rules everything among UMNO Putras. It is the beginning and the end of life as a UMNO Putra. Money can normalise any "sin". Ask any UMNO Putra.

Second, Dr M tries to tell MIC what to do. For that he deserves, not a garland of slippers, but a garland of cow's innards. He deserves no respect from us. The man who is synonymous with the degradation of Malaysia is still at it - shooting off his evil mouth and encouraging his son to invest in non sukuk assests. He is a hypocrite and deceitful.
Now we hear that the BN government is behind the PKFTZ scandal. It started when Dr M was still PM and Dr Ling still the Transport Minister. The whole country is being piratised - not privatised. Dr M is the smart man behind all this. What a mess this country is in. UMNO cannot even find a "clean" man to stand for the coming by-election. Come to think of it, there is no clean man in the BN government.

Now we hear that Dr Mahathir's son Mirzan has shares in a beer brewing company. He sits on the board of San Miguel obviously having a hand in the beer making factory. Whether it has diversified or not is not the issue. The fact remains that it is making beer and making money from it. In malaysia, people get caned for drinking beer. Now we see the son of Dr M making "haram" money. This is so typical of UMNO putras. Deceitful and hypocritical. They talk about morality, they boast about muslim morality being ahead of the rest but they lie, cheat, corrupt, murder, rape etc,etc. This is the kind of leadership the Malay Muslims have. Where is the anger and protests about Mirzan's haram wealth from San Miguel? Malays must know by now that the non Malays have the lowest opinion about their ability and capability to lead by example of exemplary moral and intellectual leadership. Mirzan has single handedly challenged and slapped his own Muslim heritage by making "haram" money. Mr Mahathir, why are you so quiet? The Muslim rich in Malaysia have a diffeent lifestyle from the muslim masses. They are no different from the decadent non Muslims that they so often deride. The Malay world is a Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde world. The rich do what they like(including royalty). The poor - well, they are dictated to by the rich who keep them poor by their feudalistic policies.

UMNO will be going the way of the dinosaur with its racist cronyn politics. Racist sidekicks like MCA and MIC can't deliver the votes to maintain the UMNO dominance. The time for its racist sidekicks to bolt the door is drawing nearer by the day.

Anwar fails to disqualify sodomy lawyers

Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim on Wednesday failed in his bid to disqualify seven lawyers in the prosecution team charging him for sodomy after the High Court threw out his application accusing them of bias and prejudice.

According to Justice Alizatul Khair Osman Kamaruddin, Anwar’s bid should have been done through the criminal court.

“In this case, Datuk Seri Anwar is not challenging any specific Act or specific unlawful or wrongful exercise of power by a public authority. In other words, what the applicant is seeking is to recuse the seven. To my mind, for such an application, the appropriate court is the criminal court and not this court,” Alizatul ruled.

anwar.pngFresh bid to disqualify the 7 on the cards

In the dock for allegedly sodomising a former aide, Anwar had wanted to bar the seven because he believes they would be influenced by the Attorney-General Abdul Gani Patail, who was also the lead prosecutor in a previous sodomy trial against him.

In 1999, Anwar - a former Deputy Prime Minister - was jailed on sodomy and graft charges. The sodomy charges were later overturned in 2004, enabling him to make a brilliant political comeback. However, in 2008, he was again accused of sodomy – this time by a personal aide Saiful Bukhari Azlan.

The 62-year Permatang Pauh MP has pleaded not guilty, counter-accusing Prime Minister Najib Razak of fabricating the case to kill his growing political clout.

The seven lawyers are Solicitor General I Idrus Harun, Solicitor General II Yusof Zainal Abiden, deputy public prosecutors (DPP) Nordin Hassan, Hanafiah Zakaria, Wong Chiang Kiat, Shamsul Sulaiman and Noorin Badaruddin.

According to Anwar's counsel Sivarasa Rasiah, they could still apply to the criminal court as suggested by the judge. “The issue of disqualification of the seven is not over,” he said.


This is apolitical assassination and not about answering to frame-up charges.

If Anwar is being made to answer to charges in this court, then this court should hear his application to disqualify the prosecution team, otherwise justice is not seen to be served upon him.

Malaysia have overtaken Australia as the land of kangaroos.....

Cleaning up the judiciary — was the CJ right?

When I first read the news report in The Star that Tan Sri Zaki Azmi, the Chief Justice, had told two errant High Court judges to voluntarily resign, my initial reaction was one of pleasure. I thought it was good that the CJ has finally cracked the whip and told these useless judges to leave the judiciary. However, after having thought about this issue with a little bit more depth, I am now hesitant to say that it was a good move by the CJ.

Our judiciary was among the best in the Commonwealth prior to 1988. We had people of absolute integrity and capable of serving justice with the highest standards of knowledge of the law coupled with flawless judicial temperament. Tun Suffian was highly regarded as among the finest. His Majesty the Sultan of Perak, Raja Azlan Shah, was among the best. Tan Sri Eusoffee Abdool Cadeer, who would scold counsel in Latin, could teach a thing or two about the law even to some British law Lords themselves.

And at the lower rung, we had judges such as Datuk VC George; Datuk Mahadev Shanker; Datuk NH Chan; Datuk Razak Abu Samah, Tan Sri Harun Hashim et al. It was indeed a pleasure and an honour for me, as a young counsel then, to appear before all these legal giants.

Of course, the regime of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohammad had to change it all in 1988. Just after the highest court of the land, led by none other than Tun Salleh Abbas, had bent over backwards to appease the government in the UEM vs Lim Kit Siang case — and in the process set our administrative law back by about 50 years! — Tun Salleh was himself subjected to the ignominy of having to defend himself before a doubtful tribunal. The rest is history.

Our judiciary has never been the same again, until today. Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi’s efforts in restoring some semblance of integrity to our judiciary had seen the establishment of a Judicial Appointment Committee. How far does that go towards restoring public confidence in our judiciary? When the absolute power of appointment still rests with the Prime Minister and nobody else, what does it matter whether there is a JAC or not? The JAC might well be just another coat of paint on a very old and rickety wooden hut full of white ants. Or as favoured by Tan Sri Eusoffee, it is a very thick white sauce over a very large red herring.

To a large extent, the public has become numb with our judiciary. The people know that there are some honest and hard-working souls in there. But the people also perceive some unsavoury shenanigans going on in there. To top it, the appointment of Tan Sri Zaki Azmi, a former leading Umno legal adviser, as the Chief Justice served to fan discontent with a section of the public.

Lord Chief Justice Hewart’s oft-repeated pronouncement “justice should not only be done, but should manifestly and undoubtedly be seen to be done”, is not only a legal truism as much as it is in fact an expectation. However, there is an obvious lack of appreciation as to what this phrase entails on the part of our judiciary and government.

It really does not matter whether a given judge arrived at a decision after having applied the relevant laws honestly, with absolute integrity and the soundest of reasoning. If the ultimate stakeholder of the judiciary, namely the people and litigants, perceive that there is something wrong or improper, than justice is not seen to be done.

To illustrate, just imagine a situation where a brother of mine is a judge (none of my brothers is a Judge I must hasten to add). Let’s say I have a case and the case is heard by my brother. Now, regardless of the fact that my brother is the most honest person on earth, and regardless of the fact that he has decided the case in my favour correctly under the law, justice is not seen to be done. This is because he is my brother. How could he hear and decide on my case? That is the crux of it all.

I have stated that the ultimate stakeholder is, of course, the litigants and the people. The people look to the judiciary for justice and implementation of the law. The judiciary is therefore not a private institution. It is an institution which is in the public domain. Although the judiciary, theoretically, is not answerable to any branch of the administration of this country, it must however be able to withstand the closest of scrutiny by the people. And it must be able to take it up its chin with nary a grimace on its face.

The legal fraternity is pregnant with speculations as to the identity of the two judges who are now asked to leave. The antics of one of these two judges have been a source of wonderment for a very long time. He has been misbehaving from Day One. His was a case of a judge who was contemptuous of the very seat of justice which he himself occupies! Thus it is a source of another great puzzlement as to the timing of his being asked to leave. Why now? Or why only now? I am sure the public would ask.

Judges are well protected under the law. And it is not any insignificant law at that. They are protected by no less than our Federal Constitution. Under Article 127, for instance, the conduct of a judge cannot even be discussed by Parliament without a notice of a substantive motion being given by not less than a quarter of the total number of Parliamentarians. Also, a judge cannot be dismissed except by His Majesty the King upon a recommendation by a tribunal established under Article 125.

Such is the protection accorded to judges. This is necessary in order to prevent the Executives (the Government) from interfering with the judiciary by asserting powers of dismissal or transfer at its own whims and fancies. Nevertheless, with compliant cohorts, 1988 has proven that despite such protection, the system could still be breached!

It is therefore imperative that any decision to remove any judges, whether by reasons of misbehaviour or wrongdoings, must be done, and ONLY be done, in accordance with the procedure enshrined in the Federal Constitution. It does not speak volumes for us to say that the procedure would be too expensive, time-consuming or cumbersome. It is there for a reason.

My concern is this. What will the public now think? They do not know what these two judges have done. Is justice seen to be done? To the people, it might not be. They could question the real intention. Why wasn’t the Federal Constitution followed? What were the complaints against them? With all due respect, to ask judges to resign voluntarily in the comfort of the Chief Justice’s chambers without laying out the exact reasons, in clear and precise terms, is a recipe for disaster. The judiciary is not a private corporation or institution where disciplinary proceedings can be initiated and proceeded with behind closed doors.

Had there been a tribunal, all these would be in the public domain. There would not be any speculation. Nor would there be any suspicionof unsavoury motive or motivation. If a citizen could be given the right to be heard, — and this includes the right to be defended — why wouldn’t a judge be accorded such right?

With all due respect, this is a dangerous precedent. And it is not going to help improve the image of the judiciary. Not when justice is not seen to be done.


What are the reasons for the two judges being asked to resign? Is it because they are not helping Umno enough? What about the ones who twisted the law inside out to help BN in the Perak cases? So they won't be asked to resign because they are doing BN a great favour?

The issue really isn't just about the process of sacking the judges but their appointments as well. The whole judiciary is skewed. Especially with the outcome of events in these last few years, it isn't surprising that the judiciary has lost the trust of the general public. Alot of people even speculate the appointments, dismissal, witnesses as well as the outcome. Sort of like watching the the 'Jason Bourne' trilogy movies.

Quote from the article: 'To top it, the appointment of Tan Sri Zaki Azmi, a former leading Umno legal adviser, as the Chief Justice served to fan discontent with a section of the public.'

Quote from the article: 'With all due respect, this is a dangerous precedent. And it is not going to help improve the image of the judiciary. Not when justice is not seen to be done.'

Mahathir murded Judiciary. Unless he arrested and punnished for that crime, justice will never be seen to be done.

It seems that power is being concentrated in a few important positions like the Chief Justice, the IGP, the PM and the head of the MACC.
Maybe that is the PM's grand scheme for his 1Malaysia agenda.

I think it's safe to say that when the goverment of the day gives the position of Chief Justice to one of its legal adviser, it's meant to improve their image and not the judiciary's.

Lawyer files RM50m suit against MACC, government

A senior lawyer, Rosli Dahlan, has filed a RM50 million defamation suit against 17 parties including senior officers of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Agency (MACC) and the government over his arrest and being charged for failure to disclose information on his assets.

The suit was filed at the High Court civil registry yesterday. He also named the owner and publisher of Utusan Malaysia Bhd as a defendant, followed by its editors Mohd Zaini Hassan and Abdul Rahim Lajis.

Among the MACC officers named as defendants were its deputy director-general Datuk Abu Kassim Mohamed and deputy director of investigations and prosecution Anthony Kevin Morais.

In his affidavit, Rosli claimed he was wrongfully arrested by the MACC despite the fact that the agency was aware that investigations on his client, former Commercial Crimes Investigation Department director Datuk Ramli Yusuff, were ongoing at the material time.

He further alleged that a search about his financial position carried out by a Bank Negara officer under the Anti-Money Laundering Act was also improper. The lawyer claimed that the MACC (formerly the Anti-Corruption Agency) opted to prosecute him despite his offer under oath to provide the details asked for in its notices to him.

Rosli said that on Oct 10, 2007 a team from the Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) visited his law firm, where he was arrested and manhandled by the officers before his staff. He said the incident had humiliated and embarrassed him where he was handcuffed so tightly that he suffered lacerations and swelling on his wrists.

He also alleged that Utusan Malaysia had on Oct 12, 2007, the eve of Aidilfitri, run an article that was defamatory to him. The respondents from the daily made an apology and their unqualified public applogy was published in the daily on April 14, 2008.

Rosli is seeking RM20 million in general damages and another RM30 million in exemplary and aggravated damages. His criminal case was fixed for hearing for three days from Dec 21

Police get tough on street crime

Bright yellow road signs — “Beware of snatch thief” — have sprung up all over Bangsar Baru, the upmarket neighbourhood here populated by well-heeled expatriates.

As many people know, Bangsar Baru is as popular with snatch thieves as it is with the wealthy.

It's not just road signs that have made an appearance on the streets. About 1,000 additional policemen have also been put on street patrol in Kuala Lumpur and its suburbs, and in Penang and Johor Baru.

The country has swung into an anti-crime drive after Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak promised at the end of his first 100 days in office in July to reduce street crime by 20 per cent by the end of next year.

Crime is a perpetual worry of Malaysians, with repeated surveys showing public safety to be among their top concerns.

Many people now hire private security guards for their neighbourhoods, or choose to live in gated communities monitored by closed-circuit cameras and patrolled by guards.

Kuala Lumpur police chief Mohd Sabtu Osman told The Straits Times that more policemen are patrolling the city to deter wayside robberies.

“There will be more sent out for the Hari Raya holidays next week,” he said.

He said the focus was on 11 hot spots in the city, including Cheras, Sentul and the Bukit Bintang tourist zone.

The additional men came from the paramilitary wing of the police force, the Civil Defence corps and a grassroots voluntary organisation, Rela.

The beefed-up patrols began a month ago.

Mohd Sabtu said there had been a slight 2.5 per cent drop in street crime in these areas. Street crime comprises snatch theft and armed and unarmed wayside robberies.

“But it's still too early to say how effective it has been,” he said.

Street crime comprised 17 per cent of the overall crime index last year, with 72 per cent of such crimes occurring in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Penang and Johor.

Public safety was a major issue in the 2008 elections, when many urban Malaysians vented their anger at the ballot box.

As more than 60 per cent of Malaysians now live in towns, this will remain a significant issue for the government.

The last survey carried out by the independent Merdeka Centre in June showed that crime was the second-biggest concern for Malaysians, after the economy.


It's show time again, every now and then very "kuat wayang", but usually the show is very short. What happen to manpower shortage problem ? Is this no longer an excuse for the high crime rate ?

Terengganu MB blames political crisis on ‘interference’

Menteri Besar Datuk Ahmad Said claims that the ongoing political crisis in Terengganu is due to interference by “irresponsible parties”.

He said this was because Barisan Nasional (BN) state assemblymen in Terengganu had no reasons to oppose his leadership.

“Several hands are at play, causing this crisis. If I am a junior assemblyman, then I can understand the dissatisfaction but I am the most senior of 28 BN assemblymen in Terengganu.

“I was also State Umno Youth chief, Umno Youth Exco member and State Exco member for two terms,” he told reporters after chairing the State Exco meeting here today.

Ahmad who declined to reveal the parties concerned said he knew who were behind the political crisis in Terengganu.

On the meeting between six assemblymen and Terengganu Umno liaison chairman Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein in Putrajaya last night, Ahmad said they had met him first.

The menteri besar said he managed to form the state government as he had the support of all BN assemblymen.

He added legal action would be taken against a local newspaper for failing to apologise and correct a report on Sept 4 which he claimed to be libellous.

“The report portrayed to society that I was responsible for the political crisis in Terengganu,” he said.


don blame other people when u can't govern the state administration.We 'read' this from the newspaper from some people

menteri besar post is not about seniority, it is about ability. and, you claim have the support of all BN assemblymen....., i doubt about that.., come on, we are not idoit. who can resist power, money and project ? by the way, did you forget that if not for sultan, you won't be the menteri besar at the first place.

Two police reports over ‘slipper’ issue

Two police reports were made here today on MIC delegates relating to the issue of a suggestion that a garland of slippers be placed on former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s potrait.

The reports were made by Ikatan Rakyat Insan Muslim Malaysia (IRIMM) and the Federal Territory Malaysian Indian Muslim Congress (Kimma) at the Brickfields police station at 11.26am and 11.56am resepectively.

Federal Territory Kimma chairman Mohd Fazil William Abdullah said his organisation was unhappy with the statement, which it deemed very rude and an insult to an elder statesman who had contributed a lot to the country.

“We feel the statement hurt the feelings of Malaysians who love peace and harmony. “So we want appropriate action to be taken on those who raised this issue (of the garland of slippers) so that the matter will not be repeated,” he told reporters outside the Brickfields police district headquarters compound.

Meanwhile, IRIMM president Amir Amsaa Allapitchay said the MIC should make an open apology to Dr Mahathir. In that regard, he also suggested that guidelines be drawn for delegates of parties to prevent them from making statements that hurt the others’ feelings.

“If things like this happen, Barisan Nasional needs to have a disciplinary committee for delegates,” he said.


It is so a noble thought to uphold the principle of living in peace and harmony.On contrary, we have always hear from their side penkhianat, bloodshed, pendatang, kris wielding awaiting to be used and many other name calling just because they are huddled in a big group. It is good to learn that there are those out there who are just as bad and we need to learn to train them to the big picture rather than joining them.
The world out there is big and we must accept that we are only part of it

years back, some UMNO delegates has made some sedition speeches in perhimpunan UMNO, and it was coverred live by media, anyone watched it and heard. Police reports has been made, but no one has been charged for the sedition so far, wonder why .....

Shahrizat: Government willing to discuss Penan issue

Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil said the government is always willing to discuss with non-governmental organisations (NGO) over the sexual abuse of Penan women and girls in Sarawak.

“They need not demonstrate as we always provide them the space to voice their opinion,” she said when commenting on the peaceful demonstration by 27 NGOs in front of the Prime Minister’s Department this morning.

Shahrizat was shocked to learn that one of those involved was the head of a special committee formed by the ministry.

“I was shocked that Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO) executive director Ivy Josiah was involved as she was head of the special team.

“We don’t know why they did this but we can’t discount a hidden agenda,” she told reporters after launching a Ramadan programme here today.

She said the ministry would be having a meeting on the Penan women development programme with the Sarawak Chief Minister’s Department on Oct 6.

Several government agencies and NGOs would be involved.

The minister rejected a claim by NGOs that Penan women and children had been marginalised from mainstream development as a lot of programmes had been implemented.

“The claim is baseless as it only referred to those left behind. There are others who have big houses and cars with successful children,” she said.

Newspaper reports last year said that seven Penan women and girls in Baram had been raped and molested by loggers. – Bernama


What more to discuss ??? Act now & arrest the culprit !!! Suspend the logging company !!!

Government machinery are all serving as a tool for UMNO BN !!!
From executive to judiciary's CJ Zaki Azmi, AG, Police IGP, MACC, EC, MCMC and even exploiting the Monarchy, UMNO held it all from top to bottom & inside out!!!

16 September 2009

Tee Keat: MCA is above any one man

MCA president Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat said today the delegates attending the upcoming extraordinary general meeting (EGM) must choose whether an individual’s interest should prevail over that of the party and nation.

Ong, who is Transport Minister, said he accepted all the five motions proposed by supporters of sacked deputy president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek because he did not want to prolong the “difficult situation” within the party.

“I want a quick solution to unite the party so that we can focus on strengthening the party to serve the people, even if that means putting my head on the chopping block,” he said in his blog.

A motion of no confidence against Ong and a move to reinstate Dr Chua will be tabled at the EGM, the date of which will be announced tomorrow.

Ong said he accepted the proposed agenda because he was committed to transparency and wanted the MCA to be more open and to listen more to the people.

“I accept the EGM requisitionists’ resolutions in totality, fearlessly and magnanimously knowing that I may lose all. I am not important. The MCA is and I do not want to prolong the difficult situation the party is in,” he added.

He also described his acceptance as “a retort” to claims by his detractors that the rift was caused by his own lack of confidence in his leadership.

The issue was no longer between Chua and himself, he said. Ong said he was confident that the delegates would not be swayed by “lies, half-truths, intimidation or monetary offers”.

“They possess the wisdom to determine the destiny of the MCA. Ultimately, they will know the consequences of not doing the right thing.

They will realise that the impact will go beyond the MCA to strike the heart of the family institution,” he said.

The EGM is being called in the wake of the expulsion last month of Chua who was punished for tarnishing the image of the party following a sex viedo scandal.


OTK should stay on at least until all the PKFZ culprits are jailed !!!.

The corrupted UMNO fear OTK bold action on PKFZ could one day expose their corrupted administration !!!
On the other hand, Dr Chua is much easier to be manipulate by UMNO after he had admitted his DVD act !!!
Dr Chua shall be the perfect lap dog for UMNO BN !!!
UMNO could charge Dr Chua anytime under sect.377 just like DSAI !!!

1Malaysia_2Standard !!!

Guan Eng: Najib tougher to beat, compared to Badawi

Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng has conceded that Datuk Seri Najib Razak will be more difficult to displace as prime minister as he has proven to be a more effective political leader than his predecessor, Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

In an interview with the Financial Times of London published today, Lim, who is already setting his sights on the next general election, said: “There is a chance (of the opposition winning a parliamentary majority), but it is not going to be easy. It is probably harder under Najib than under Abdullah. I think Najib can get things done better than Abdullah.”

The report, written by its Singapore correspondent, Kevin Brown, said the comments of Lim, who is also secretary-general of the Democratic Action Party (DAP), were in contrast with the aggressive rhetoric of Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, who had suggested that the Barisan Nasional-led federal government could be forced out before the next election by defections from its parliamentary ranks. Pakatan Rakyat has 83 seats in the 222-seat Dewan Rakyat and needs to win 29 more parliamentary seats to take power.

The report said that Najib, since taking over as prime minister in April this year, had been reaching out to woo voters by being more encompassing in his policies for all ethnic groups, speaking out against corruption, freeing political prisoners and focusing campaigning resources on winnable seats.

To drive home the point, the report said Najib recently announced an inquiry into the Port Klang Free Zone, a port development project alleged to be plagued by cost overruns.

Recently, CLSA Asia-Pacific Markets, an independent brokerage and investment group headquartered in Hong Kong, said Najib had covered good ground since taking office with a number of positive and impressive policies and actions.

They include liberalising the New Economic Policy, ensuring greater transparency, speeding up the award of government infrastructure projects and improving ties with Singapore to draw more foreign direct investments into Iskandar Malaysia, a development region in Johor twice the size of Singapore.

Labelling Najib’s positive economic and social reforms as “Najibnomics”, given his economics background, it said they were aimed at stimulating the local economy, attracting foreign investments and foreign talent, reducing bureaucracy, tackling crime and corruption, effecting greater accountability and promoting national unity (through the 1Malaysia concept).

With his background on industrial economics from the University of Nottingham, CLSA said, Najib had been quick to effect various fiscal, government and structural reforms.


Looks like Najib has been able to pull the wool over the eyes of many foreigners.
What he says is different from what he does.
He says 1 malaysia, his press (Utusan especially) shouts out loudon racial issues.
He says 1 malaysia and the cow head appears.
He say 1Malaysia and his Deputy brings up further racial comments.
He screams 1Malaysia and his cousin the Keris bearer says, Cow headed cowboys have done no wrong.
He hollers 1 Malaysia and the Cow boys say there will be bloodshed if temple is built in the site selected by the Selangor Govt..
With his now husky voice he shouts 1 Malaysia, and non Muslims still find difficulty in getting permits for building their places of worship.
He says (in late 2008) Malaysia will not be affected by economic downturn , now EPF has to loan money to Govt to cover some big hole - the Rakyat don't even know anything about.
Obviously the foreigners and foreign press have learnt very little about Malaysia Boleh 101 or 1 malaysia 101. - Go back to school

Najib is tainted, dare not even sue those alleged him of murdering altantuya, to me he IS the BN liability. I say he is easy to beat, provided he don't use dirty tactics for his survival.

15 September 2009

Anwar promises a surprise in Bagan Pinang

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (picture) acknowledged Barisan Nasional (BN) were the favourites in the upcoming Bagan Pinang by-election in Negeri Sembilan, but pledged his Pakatan Rakyat (PR) would give the ruling coalition a tough fight.

“God willing, with the people’s support we will pull a surprise,” said Anwar.

The Bagan Pinang state seat is an Umno stronghold situated within the Teluk Kemang parliamentary constituency represented by PKR’s Datuk Kamarul Baharin Abbas.

Speaking to reporters after chairing the PR leadership council meeting today, Anwar also urged the Election Commission to be consistent in ensuring that polling is on weekends for all elections.

He alleged the election body was biased in setting polling day on weekends only for Barisan Nasional strongholds.

Earlier today the EC set polling for the Bagan Pinang by-election on Sunday, October 11 while polling will be held on October 3.

“I hope, beginning with Bagan Pinang, polling will only be held on a weekend. We should not be telling them this as the Election Commission should know better,” said Anwar.

In the last Permatang Pasir by-election, a PR stronghold, polling was held on a Tuesday.

Meanwhile PAS’s Datuk Mustafa Ali who was also present at the press conference said that he hoped the 5,000 postal voters in the constituency would be able to exercise their rights independently.

“This is a very different by-election, where out of some 14,000 voters, 5,000 are postal voters,” said the PAS secretary general.

“Usually the postal voters, majority of them would support BN, but this time God willing, they will use their wisdom, their freedom to support Pakatan Rakyat,” Mustafa added.

The by-election was called following the death of Umno’s Azman Mohammad Noor early this month.

In the last general election Azman won the seat by defeating PAS’ Ramli Ismail by some 2,000 votes.

Negeri Sembilan PAS has proposed three names to be considered by the party’s central leadership to stand in Bagan Pinang; its state chief Zulkefli Mohd Omar, former state PAS chief Dr Rosli Yaakop and Ramli.

The Teluk Kemang Umno division on the other hand has proposed the name of former party vice-president Tan Sri Mohd Isa Abdul Samad to be fielded in the by-election.


the 33% post votes would gurantee a win for BN.

"Polling on weekend"

This is blatant prejudice against PR. The EC can say what they want; the fact remains that EC is making election easy for BN to win or for PR to lose.

Only a change of Federal government to PR will change this nonsense.

PAS to meet EC over Bagan Pinang postal votes

PAS is meeting the Election Commission on Sept 28 to discuss procedures for postal voting, which the party considers as not transparent and open to manipulation.

Its vice-president, Salahuddin Ayub, said PAS would push for a review of the postal voting system.

On the Bagan Pinang state by-election, for which polling is on Oct 3, Salahuddin said PAS had three names with potential to be nominated as the party candidate in the by-election.

He declined to disclose the names, but said that the selection of the candidate would be determined by the party’s central committee.

Nomination for the Bagan Pinang state by-election is on Oct 3 while polling is fixed for Oct 11.

The by-election was called following the death of incumben


EC will not listen to PAS. Very definate on this matter. If UMNO is talking to them, then they will follow the instruction of the boss. PAS you have no choice until the GE13.

Najib says Malaysia to be symbol of tolerance to world

Najib (centre) shows his multi-cultural credentials at the recent MIC general assembly

Datuk Seri Najib Razak told foreign diplomats here tonight that he was committed to promoting Malaysia as a model Islamic country with multicultural tolerance.

The prime minister stressed that Malaysia could still be a symbol of Islam and tolerance in the world because of the country’s multi-religious make-up.

His remarks tonight come amid concerns about the heightening levels of religious intolerance in past months.

Recent incidents such as the brandishing of a cow’s head by Muslims protesting against a Hindu temple and the sentencing of a Malay-Muslim woman to caning for consuming beer had sparked an outcry.

The incidents have placed the country under the spotlight over the encroachment of Islamic fundamentalism into the broader, secular Malaysian society.

“There is a special niche that we have which is to promote a better understanding of what Islam is all about and our belief that inter-faith dialogue is a very important part of promoting greater understanding,” he told foreign dignitaries at a breaking of fast function organised by the Foreign Ministry.

He added that being fair to Muslims and non-Muslims alike was not a matter of choice but was “God’s calling.”

“In the Quran, God tells us that for us to be closer to God, we have to be fair,” he said.

Najib also explained that tolerance was enshrined in the concept of 1 Malaysia, which asks Malaysians to fair and just to all.

“If all of us, all Malaysians join together, whether Muslims or non-Muslims, then this concept of togetherness as one creed, one people, one Malaysia will propel us to greater heights and prestige,” he said.

A group, claiming to be Muslim residents of Section 23 in Shah Alam, the new site of a Hindu temple, held a demonstration outside the Selangor state secretariat recently, dragging a severed cow-head, — an animal sacred in Hinduism — which they stomped on and spat at under the gaze of riot police.

Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein initially defended and justified the cow-head demonstration after meeting with Malay-Muslim representatives of Shah Alam’s Section 23 at his office but changed his stand after he came under heavy criticism from Pakatan Rakyat and the public.

In a second incident, Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno was caught drinking beer in Cherating, Pahang, two years ago.

The mother of two was fined RM5,000 and sentenced to six lashes of the rotan. She refused to file an appeal.

Kartika will be the first woman to be sentenced to caning under the country’s Islamic laws.


Sure - ask your Minister to behave himself. You cannot condone a group of people and when the pressure heats up, ask authorities to take action. It is purely indecisive and cold to put everyone through this. After all, 1Malaysia is about 1 nation. What the minister has done is clearly unMalaysian, unpatriotic and demeaning to all parties involved in this issue. It shows insensitivities on the govt's part for doing that. sickening!

Symbol or Shame to the world : Kartika whip sentence & Shah Alam bloody Cow's head ?!!

The fact that it took more than a week to come out with charges ... Bias & Double Standards !!!!
SATU... DUA ... TIGA.... TANGKAP....
It took only 3 seconds for PDRM to arrest, man-handle & lockup overnite our peaceful candlelight vigil participants !!!!

MCMC desperate action of trying to remove video evidence recorded by Malaysiakini confirmed UMNO BN ill intentions !!!

Never in the our history an elite UMNO warlords got jailed !!! Only those sidelined UMNO leaders convicted with jail term !!!

Did Malacca CM Ali Rustam found guilty of Money Politics by the most corrupted Party charged or jailed ?!! NEVER !!!
Did Selangor Toyo with his RM26million lavish mansion, Middle East investments & family Disney tours being investigated or charged ?!! NEVER !!!
Did it make any sense that 2 special branch police intended to blowup a Mongolia for no particular reasons ?!! NO !!!
Did AG appeal against the aqquitance of Abdul Razak Bagainda of Altantuya murder ?!! NEVER !!!
Did the court made fair jugdement in Perak Constitutional Crisis ?!! NO !!!

Government machinery are all serving as a tool for UMNO BN !!!
From executive to judiciary's CJ Zaki Azmi, AG, Police IGP, MACC, EC, MCMC and even exploiting the Monarchy, UMNO held it all from top to bottom & inside out!!!

UMNO shall put enough hurdle to stop any warlord from going to jail !!!!
those guilty shall be acquitted by the court... if not
those guilty shall win their appeal at a higher court...if not
those guilty shall only be fine but not jailed...if not
those guilty shall get royal pardon as a last resort....

Do civil servants serves the rakyat or kow-tow to their political masters.........

This is an interesting article by R.Nadeswaran in his weekly column Citizen Nades,titled "At the beck and call of politicians(theSun,Mon Sept 14 '09) Read on..........

If you want to hear tales from the unknown, says a journalist, you must sit-in at the hearings of the Selangor Select Committee on Competency, Transparency and Accountability (Selcat). "This is where you get to see and hear how our civil servants have politicised themselves and even confessed to being cronies of their political masters."

The Selcat inquiry gave Malaysians a peek into the lifestyles of the rich and famous, their expensive tastes and their fetish for everything Disney. Not that they paid for these with their hard-earned money, but from our money – yours and mine. State-owned companies dished out the goodies which included first-class travel, five-star comfort and chauffeur-driven limousines. Everything was made to ensure that the lawatan sambil belajar met the high standards of the rombongan. Even an advance party was sent to make all ground arrangements to ensure there was a separate itinerary for the Datins and the ordinary Puans. Yet again, the hearings have highlighted the might and power of some ordinary state assemblymen who seek office on the premise of serving the rakyat. They can order the civil servants around with impunity and their demands are met by a subservient civil service.

Last week, Malaysians were given a first-hand lesson on how our civil servants operate. They supposedly have to remain apolitical and independent but the hearings paint a different picture. Their confessions and admissions show that some of them did not care about rules and regulations as long as they pleased their political masters.

Sepang assistant district officer (ADO) Tahir Bujang, who had worked in a similar capacity in Gombak last year, summed up how the administration of these offices had operated in the past. He admitted that it took him just one minute to clear a mountain of applications for funds from assemblymen which landed on his table before the dissolution of Parliament on Feb 13, 2008.

These included:

* 90 applications for RM496,509 from the Batu Caves assemblyman

* 103 applications for RM393,342 from the Gombak Setia assemblyman

* 225 applications for RM500,700 from the Hulu Kelang assemblyman

* 149 applications for RM496,500 from the Kuang assemblyman

* 86 applications for RM500,000 from the Taman Templer assemblyman and

* 235 applications for RM603,198 from the Rawang assemblyman.

It means that he closed his eyes and approved everything that was put on his table and was not aware of what he approved. But beyond the rubber stamp and the customary "Saya yang menurut perintah", he never moved a finger to ensure accountability and transparency. Did he ensure that cheques are made out in the name of the contractor and not individuals? Did he ensure that the projects were carried out?

When Gombak District Officer Huzaini Samsi was asked why state funds were used to pay for political party-organised activities and for rental of a service centre run by politicians, he admitted this should not have happened. But Tahir had an indefensible defence: The guidelines do not prohibit state lawmakers from channelling state funds to political parties. Really? So, instead of using funds to build a bridge, the funds can be used to buy a commercial building for a political party!

But more astonishing was the admission of Kuala Selangor Land Office clerk Norafzati Jantera that she and her colleagues did a gotong-royong to finish processing payments for the assemblymen. One day before the dissolution of the state assembly, she and another clerk, Nordiana Mokhtar processed 85 payments amounting to RM449,500. That must be a record of sorts, and deserves honourable mention in that book of records. District Officer Mohd Misri Idris, who joined the Kuala Selangor Land Office in April 2008, had earlier said that his office "normally" processed 25-30 applications for allocations each day and this means the two clerks did three times the volume in one day. It just goes to prove that where there’s a will there’s a way, only IF there’s a politician lurking in the background asking for money.

But what was frightening was the statement by the Kuala Selangor ADO Izahar Rashidi who said payments for projects promised by assemblymen to their constituents were made after the assembly was dissolved and for a good measure, he brought in the Almighty to support his cause. He’s reasoning gives the impression that he’s got another role – the political aide to the assemblyman. Who’s he to decide on promises made during the campaign for votes?

It is crystal clear that the actions of some of the officers were wrong. Instead of thoroughly checking each application and verifying their authenticity, they chose to take instructions from politicians. The rule books went out the window and a set of laws promulgated by themselves was being enforced. What is going to happen next? Will these officers who had admitted breaching procedures be hauled up like so many other civil servants for dereliction of duty or are they going to be given a tap on the knuckle and be quietly congratulated for supporting the politicians?

The chief secretary to the government has always maintained that civil servants must stand up and say "no" to politicians when they are directed to breach procedures. In these cases, they just kau-taued to their political masters. If he does not act against these officers, what message does the chief secretary intend to convey to the civil servants?


No wonder our roads and bridges are broken down just 6 months after completion. Over to you MACC.

Will the MACC haul up those politicians and civil servants who were involved in this scam...........

Read here.

14 September 2009

We need new IGP, says Kit Siang

Musa Hassan should vacate his post as the country’s top cop as he has not been able to make Malaysia a safe place for global business, said DAP advisor Lim Kit Siang.

The Ipoh Timur MP said this was stated in the World Economic Forum report on global competitiveness 2009 – 2010 (WEF CGR), which showed Malaysia had dropped 25 levels to 85th position in matters of security.

Because of this Malaysia’s ranking for global competitiveness had dropped three positions from the 21st placing in 2007 to 24th in 2008.

lim-kit-siang-musa-hassan.jpgLim said this was announced last week just before WEF’s annual meeting of the New Champions, dubbed ‘Summer Davos’, in Dalian, China. The Cabinet, which meets on Wednesday, should ask for Musa’s resignation as inspector-General of Police in view of the situation, he said in his website.

Lim said the matter of security in Malaysia is of particular concern, stating that it is made up of four indicators: business cost of terrorism (ranked 97); business cost f crime and violence (95); organiseed crime (83) and reliability of police services (48).

He said countries which ten years ago were regarded as less safe and secure as their police force were not as reliable, competent and professional have overtaken Malaysia in the estimation of foreign investors – including countries like South Korea, Vietnam and Taiwan.

With regards to the index on ‘organised crime’, Malaysia had ranked 22 in 1999 but 10 years later it had plummeted 61 places to 83 (out of 133 countries).

Lim said the index on 'oganised crime' for Malaysia in the past decade had been most shocking and outrageous, adding that among the countries Malaysia had overtaken in having this serious problem in Asia are Hong Kong, South Korea, India, China, Thailand, Indonesia and Japan.

“The WEF GCR report on the security situation in Malaysia is an indictment on the service record of Musa Hassan.

The IGP must be responsible

“He must singly bear the greatest blame for the worsening security situation in the country, which has undermined Malaysia’s economic well-being and international competitiveness,” said Lim.

He said in the past decade, DAP leaders had, both inside and outside Parliament, been making a major issue of the worsening crime situation, which was one reason why the Royal Police Commission was set up by former prime minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi in 2004.

The commission was meant to reform the Malaysian police force and to reduce the incidences of rampant crime in the country so that it becomes safe for tourists and investors.

najib-5.jpgLim said despite the Royal Police Commission’s 125 recommendations to create an efficient, incorruptible, professional world-class police service with three core functions - to keep crime low, eradicate corruption and protect human rights - the crime situation has gone from bad to worse.

He said the person who must bear the greatest blame for the worsening security situation in the country, as to undermine Malaysia’s economic well-being and international competitiveness, is Musa.

If PM is serious, get a new IGP

He added that if Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak is serious about efficiency and productivity of the public service delivery, the country should have a new IGP.

“There can be no worse KPI (key performance index) for Musa as IGP in the past three years than the WEF global competitiveness report that cited worsening security as a major reason for the three-point drop of Malaysia’s global competitiveness,” said Lim, adding that it was shocking that Musa's term had been extended for another year.

Lim said although Najib kicked off his premiership five months ago with a pledge to raise efficiency and productivity of the public delivery system and even appointing Gerakan president Dr Koh Tsu Koon to be the minister in charge of KPIs, the prime minister had not been able to convince Malaysians that he is prepared to do whatever is necessary to check the rot in public service standards.


Malaysia is making headlines for all shameful reasons. If the cause is inefficient governance and if it is not corrected, we might as well go down the drain with it.

sure, we need a new IGP but dont you think we need a strong PR united on all front on all major issues to take over the federal goverment.The change should start with PR.If PR is not in power come the next election, they have only to blame themselves.Stop behaving like a opposition and start behaving like a party in waiting to govern the country.

Didnt you notice that IGP Musa Hassan didnt do anythng to arrest the ''MAD COW Head'' Gang even after Najib had publically instructed him to deal with these 50 protesters...?

Wont be surprise if this IGP himself planned this ''MAD COW'' protest and use it to get his job EXTENSION.

Notice that he immediately took actions on these Protesters AFTER he got his one[1] year Extension...???....IGP MUSA=1, PM Najib=0

Altantuya’s father drops bid to review Razak’s acquittal

The father of murdered Mongolian model Altantuya Shaariibuu today withdrew his bid to force the Attorney-General to appeal against political analyst Abdul Razak Baginda’s acquittal.

Last year, the High Court here raised many eyebrows when it freed Razak who was charged with being in cahoots with two policemen from the elite special action squad in killing Altantuya, his former mistress.

The two Unit Tindakan Khas (UTK) officers were sentenced to death.

Lawyer for Dr Shaariibuu Setev, Karpal Singh, told reporters here that Altantuya’s father made the decision after he was advised that it would be a long, costly and difficult affair.

Under Section 145 (3) of the Federal Constitution the Attorney General (AG) has absolute discretion in deciding what to do with a case, including whether to prosecute or, in in this case, not to appeal.

“I advised Mr Shaariibuu that the only way is to concede an appeal at the High Court, because it is bound by the Federal Court, and then go straight to the Federal Court to overrule Long bin Samat and Johnson

Tan,” said Karpal, referring to two previous cases in the 1970s which set a precedent in challenging the decision made by the AG.

“This would have involved substantial costs. And I advised him that he should not,” he added.

Karpal, who is also a federal lawmaker, said the Federal Constitution must be changed to limit the powers of the AG “in the event it is exercised unfairly”.

The high-profile case involving Altantuya had come under intense scrutiny as Razak and a police officer, DSP Musa Safri, who are tied to the events leading to Altantuya's gruesome death, are linked to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

Razak was a close associate of Najib, while Musa, who arranged for two policemen from the elite special action squad who were subsequently found guilty of murder to help Razak, was the PM’s aide-de-camp.

Altantuya was blown to bits in a secondary forest near here in 2006.

On Oct 31 last year, the High Court here acquitted and discharged Razak of abetting Chief Inspector Azilah Hadri and Corporal Sirul Azhar Umar in Altantuya’s murder and later sentenced the two policemen to death for the murder which involved explosives in a botched attempt to destroy her body.

Shariibuu has an outstanding civil suit claiming RM100 million in damages against the two policemen, Razak and the government of Malaysia due to be mentioned on Nov 25.

Karpal said the grieving father is not dropping the civil suit.

“Dr Shaariibuu has directed me to go ahead and withdraw from this case but is insisting that I carry on with the civil suit for damages against the three, including the government,” the lawyer said.

“The government is liable, in my view, for the actions of the two officers who have been convicted, and this matter should be settled out of court,” said Karpal.

“In fact, I would appeal to the government to have this matter settled out of court, to pay damages to Dr Shaariibuu for the loss of his daughter, and more particularly, to the two dependents which are her children, one who is mentally-challenged.

“The Altantuya saga must and ought to be brought to a close,” he added.

The MP for Bukit Gelugor said the “Prime Minister himself should have directed the Attorney General to effect a settlement in the best interests of everybody.”

He noted that the civil suit is likely to be postponed until the top court wraps up the two officers' appeal against their death sentence.

“They've appealed to the Court of Appeal and if not successful, they'll appeal to the Federal Court,” he said.

He noted that Shaariibuu's search for justice will be “one long drawn-out process”.

The federal government and Razak have both asked Shariibuu to put up security for the cost of the suit, with the former asking for a RM1 million guarantee.

“Normally, if a foreigner sues in this country, the defendants can ask to pay what would be the costs in the end,” Karpal explained.

“In the event they win, they will take the costs. If lose, the security will be refunded, in this case, to the plaintiff,” he added.


It is clear the A-G deliberately created a lot of difficulties making it too costly for poor Shaaribu to seek the justice so that the spirit of his dead daughter can rest in peace. I hope he will now resort to international pressure to bring all those responsible for his daughters ghastly death. Malaysians sympathise with his anguish at the way the A-G deliberately creates all kinds of obstacles to wear down his patience. All those guilty will eventually be punished by GOD.

to the murderers out there, you may win in the kangaroo court but you will never win in the people's court and the court of god. it is an open secret of who are behind. you can run but you can never hide!

No surprised at all, money taken already, death can never come back to live again, better use these money to open up one biggest university in Mongolia and make himself as chancellor of the university, may be one of these day may invite Razak(PHD) to be a lecturer there also.

Hope God the Almighty does not show mercy to those who are involved and wanting to get away with the murder. May the soul of Altantuya rest in peace.

Money can't buy you love but it can buy just about anything else!

Shame on Malaysia!

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