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25 September 2009

PKA files another suit over PKFZ

Port Klang Authority (PKA) has filed a RM920 million lawsuit against Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ) main contractor Kuala Dimensi (KDSB) Sdn Bhd and BTA Architect.

This comes after it filed a RM720 million lawsuit against KDSB last week, bringing the total amount being legally disputed to RM1.64 billion.

A large chunk of the RM920 million lawsuit consists of claims allegedly made by KDSB worth some RM837 million for monsoon drains, water supply works and others.

In the lawsuit filed at the Shah Alam High Court today, PKA is seeking to declare all invoices and billing notices issued by KDSB to be null and void, a rescission of previous development agreements and that KDSB is only entitled to reasonable compensation.

PKA still owes KDSB about RM2.8 billion and PKA is expected to deduct any amount awarded by the court from the outstanding balance owed to KDSB.

PKA has so far paid about RM1.8 billion to KDSB.

PKA chairman Datuk Lee Hwa Beng said there will be more lawsuits to come but declined to give details.

"The PKA board is conscious of its duty to do what is right for the port authority and to exercise its duty in an appropriate manner," he added.

Other applications that PKA is applying for in its latest lawsuit include a court order for work done by KDSB to be re-measured by an independent consultant, RM34 million in costs for remedial work and damages from the loss of use of six acres of land that was turned into a hotel car park due to KDSB's alleged failure to build an underground carpark.

It is also suing BTA Architect for damages from fraud and negligent misrepresentation, as well as interest and costs.

It is suing both BTA and KDSB for damages arising from conspiracy, costs on an indemnity basis, interest and other relief deemed fit by the court.

The developmental agreements and supplemental agreements that PKA is disputing in this lawsuit were signed between February 2003 and November 2006.

The PKFZ project was originally projected to cost less than RM2 billion but may now end up costing over RM12 billion by some estimates and had to be rescued with a RM4.6 billion government loan in 2007.

Several efforts have been made to get to the bottom of the woes facing the troubled transshipment hub including a special task force set up by PKA which was superseded with a new "super" task force announced by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak recently.

When contacted, KDSB deputy CEO Datuk Faisal Abdullah said the court is the right place to settle contractual disputes but questioned PKA's haste to file two lawsuits within a week.

"I don't know what is their strategy because after the announcement of the super task force, of which the Attorney-General (AG) is a part, they should have waited for the A-G to check the legal issues," he said.


'PKA chairman Datuk Lee Hwa Beng says that there will be more lawsuits to come'' this is really good news for judges to make another good income !!!

When can the police and MACC complete their investigation in the RM12.5 billion PKFZ "mother of all scandals"? The police and MACC may take their sweet times to complete the investigation like what was done the royal case over a year ago. Why are they having difficulties in wrapping up the investigation since the scandal surfaced around 2004 (already over 4 years ago)? Do not wait for the sky to fall down.

I am not a lawyer. If PKA wins, then they will recieve the money. If PKFZ and KDSB can't pay up, they will be declared bankrupt or go to jail? Looks like the big fish(es) will be getting away.

Najib finds new Indian allies, bypasses the MIC

The invitation card is glossy, in gold colour and of superior quality, in keeping with the VIP who is guest of honour at the Oct 10 launch of the new kid on the block — the Parti Makkal Sakti Malaysia.

The VIP will be Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, who appears to be signalling that he is not going to solely depend on Barisan Nasional (BN) stalwart parties like the MIC and MCA to reach out to the non-Malay communities.

He will launch the new Indian-based party formed by former leaders of Hindraf at the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park in Serdang next month in a strategy which bears similarities to his father Tun Razak Hussein's move in the 1970s to welcome more political parties into the establishment fold.

For this reason, it is significant that Najib is launching the party which received recognition from the Registrar of Societies in a “matter of weeks” on May 11.

His presence indicates that in the changed political landscape after March 8, 2008 which saw BN allies like the MIC, MCA, Gerakan and PPP fall like tenpins, Umno is finding and creating new allies.

Leaders of the new party have already pledged to campaign for BN in the upcoming Bagan Pinang by-election.

With MIC's and even the PPP's failure to reform and reinvent under Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu and Datuk M. Kayveas, Umno may well be searching for new partners. The Makkal Sakti party could well play such a role.

A lot is riding on the party formed by former Hindraf national co-coordinator R.S. Thanenthiran, 47, who is president.

The party has yet to make an impact but Thanenthiran said it has been working quietly to recruit over 50,000 members, getting the divisions established and setting up best practices.

“We made an impact at Kampung Buah Pala trying to save it from demolition. The Indian community knows about it,” he said.

He says Najib’s presence is an honour but claims that the party is independent and only wishes to serve the people.

“The Prime Minister is launching our party and we are honoured but it does not mean we have lost our independence,” Thanenthiran told The Malaysian Insider.

“We are working together with him as partners… we walk together for the benefit of the Indian community,” he said.

“It is true the BN did not do much for us in the past 52 years but the Pakatan Rakyat has done even less for us in the past two years,” he said.

“BN under Datuk Seri (Najib) is beginning to do for the Indians in major areas and we welcome it. We want to work with him to get a fair share of the nation's resources,” he said, giving reasons why Najib was invited to launch the party and open the annual general meeting.

“We invited Selangor Chief Minister (Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim) to open a culture night the same day but he declined,” Thanenthiran. “We tried… you can’t blame us.”

Najib’s decision to launch the Makkal Sakti party is a milestone in Indian politics in Malaysia.

It not only suggests the increasing irrelevance of the MIC, but also sidelines the many Indian-based NGOs that claim to be offshoots of the Hindraf movement, including the yet-to-be registered Human Rights Party headed by lawyer and Hindraf founder P. Uthayakumar.

Having the ear of the Prime Minister is a major boon for the Makkal Sakti Party which has asked Najib to act on three main areas of concern for the Indians.

These are turning all 543 Tamil schools into fully-aided schools, 10 per cent Indian recruitment in the civil service and at all levels and socio-economic help to uplift the Indian urban poor.

Thanenthiran said Najib told them to give him two years to act on these issues. “You all watch what I do,” Najib told them, according to Thanenthiran.

The MIC for them is already irrelevant.

“We won’t be here if the MIC had delivered,” said A. Waythamoorthy, the former Perak Hindraf co-ordinator who is deputy president.

“If they had delivered there would not have been a Makkal Sakti movement in the first place, no 2008 tsunami and we won’t form a new party,” he said.

The party would also actively campaign for the Barisan Nasional in the Oct 11 Bagan Pinang by-election because leaders feel it is a BN-ruled state and another PR or independent win would not make any difference for the Indians.

“In Bagan Pinang we want to show we can bring Indian voters for the Barisan… it is an acid test for us,” Thanenthiran said.


Still the same shit of MIC by-products as long it is stick on UNMO.

I bet this party WILL BE DOOMED in no time!!!!
For me,if they come to my house,I will BROOM them away!!!

Thanenthiran, is this the way you betray all the Indians who supported and believed in the Makkal Sakti cause. Shame on you. Looks like you are cashing in on the current unpopularity that MIC is facing, that very same BN mouthpiece you went around lambasting. Are you hoping to take over from Samy Velu and angling for a Minister's post in the cabinet. I urge all Indians not to be taken in by this opportunist who is only interested in furthering his own personal agenda. The civil service has not seen any increase in the recruitment of other races even though it's been almost two years since the election. Just go back to the gutter from where you came from.

UMNO doesn't care whether it's a by-product or recycled product of MIC as long as it can take away votes from PR. This will also shut up the towering semi-god of MIC.

Makkal Sakti is a big shame for the Indian community after the joker MIC. For half a century they are neglected by BN yet they think foolishly that racist UMNO will help them. Indians in Malaysia is neither here nor there to make any political impacts on their own platform. The only saviour for all Malaysian is on multi-racial party platforms. Wake up Indian leaders from your wishful dreams. Go multi-racial for a better Malaysia and our Indians please don't be fooled again by racist leaders/party, already 52 years is enough! Be steady and focus to give PR time to sort out your predicament, not just 2 years to bear results.. Stupid.

Harvard Business School to do case study on Najibnomics

The Harvard Business School in Boston will undertake a case study highlighting Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s courageous and bold initiatives to tackle financial crisis.

The case study, to be used as a subject in the core curriculum of the macro-economic module, will be a capstone on how crisis is transmitted internationally.

It will also discuss how a country that has sound fundamentals and good regulations could withstand an international crisis.

The country is known for consolidating the banking, insurance and financial institutions following the 1998 currency crisis, said Harvard Business School Alumni Club of Malaysia in a statement today.

Besides highlighting Najib’s bold economic reforms, the Harvard study would also focus on the various economic liberalisation moves, measures taken to prepare the country for the Asean Free Trade Agreement (AFTA) and World Trade Organisation (WTO) negotiations, said Alumni president Tan Sri G. Gnanalingam.

"Harvard would also bring to attention how the country positions itself on free trade agreements with other countries and how its economic zones are poised for further foreign direct investment attractions.

“We in the alumni are proud to be associated with such a work as the study would become part of the syllabus programme and taught to thousands of international students.

"Moreover, the students at Harvard will hear about what the government and Bank Negara Malaysia have done since the 1998 crisis to regulate and stabilise the economy,” said Gnanalingam.

The previous case study on Malaysia published in April 2002 entitled " Malaysia — Capital and Control” written by Rawi Abdelai and Laura Alfaro, has been one of Harvard’s most successful case studies.

It analysed the political economy of capital controls in Malaysia during the 1997/98 Asian financial crisis. It has been taught in every class for the last seven years not only to Harvard Business School students taking a master’s degree in business administration but also to senior managers who attended executive programmes.

The students constantly praised the case study as it highlighted the views expressed by Malaysian leaders, the statement added.


Well, conclution can be made...

Stimulus money came from either Petronas or Peoples Money (EPF) when financial crisis happend!

Dr M says Hassan Ali unwelcome in Umno

As far as Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is concerned, Datuk Dr Hassan Ali is not welcome in Umno although the embattled Selangor PAS commissioner is facing calls to step down as executive councillor and resign from Pakatan Rakyat (PR).

“Not Hassan Ali,” was Dr Mahathir response today when asked by reporters if Umno was ready to embrace its former member who is now a senior figure in the party's Islamist rival.

Hassan has repeatedly crossed swords with his coalition partners and calls for him to leave PR are growing louder after his latest move to criticise the special select committee for competency, accountability and transparency (Selcat) which he claimed bullied civil servants at a recent public inquiry.

Hassan once boasted the government spent RM1 million on him so he could get his doctorate but "he repaid us by turning against us", said Dr Mahathir.

“That’s political gratitude and the problem with our political leaders, you bring them up and they hit you in the head.”

The former prime minister also said he did not see a problem with Selcat and the ongoing public inquiry into the misused of state allocations by former Barisan Nasional state assemblymen who had spent their annual allocation for small projects in just two months ahead of the general election last year.

“It’s the right thing to do.”

He said inquiries are good because if the wrongdoings of old leaders are not exposed, new leaders may think they can get away with doing the same.

“I was also investigated after I stepped down but they found nothing so they held an inquiry which claimed that I listened to Vincent Tan on the appointment of judges,” he said, referring to the royal panel which investigated the VK Lingam tape issue that pointed to fixing judicial appointments.

Dr Mahathir said he could have gone to court to clear his name if he wanted to but has not done so.

He also said the conflicts within PR were an indication of the marriage of convenience between the coalition partners which were moving in different directions.

“It would be a disaster for the country if they came to power,” he noted


You are wrong Tun, He is repaying UMNO by splitting the partners of Pakatan by his antics.

Johor likes no quotas but not Umno rule changes

Umno’s birthplace, bastion and biggest contingent Johor has agreed to proposals scrapping quotas for nominations in the fight for the party’s top posts but wants a thorough debate on all other rules changes it considers detrimental to the grassroots.

Johor Umno is also asking for a special assembly, beyond next month's 2009 assembly, to discuss the disputed rules such as limiting the fight for posts to supreme council members, designating the supreme council to conduct party elections and the number of branch and wings' delegates eligible to vote.

The fiery debate by Johor Umno, which echoes those in other states, took place on Wednesday with among those against the new rules being division chiefs Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar (Kota Tinggi), Datuk Shahrir Samad (Johor Baru) and Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed (Pulai). The first two have been Umno supreme council members and ministers.

"We can only agree to scrapping the quotas but not the other rules," Nur Jazlan confirmed with The Malaysian Insider.

Party president Datuk Seri Najib Razak had proposed scrapping the nomination quotas and opening the vote to branch delegates at the 2008 assembly held last March when he took over from former president Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, who stepped down a year after his Barisan Nasional ruling coalition's disastrous electoral performance.

A technical committee led by vice-president Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein proposed the rule changes that is now being presented to all divisions ahead of the party assembly between Oct 13 and 16. Hishammuddin was not present at the Johor briefing.

It is understood that Johor Umno liaison committee chief Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman will present the state's views at a party supreme council meeting.

"It is best that we hold a special assembly, an extraordinary general meeting, to go through the changes line by line," said Nur Jazlan, the outspoken leader who had asked Abdullah to step down after the Election 2008 debacle.

It is learnt the main grouse was limiting the contest for top posts to just supreme council members instead of widening it to all members, as previously done in the nationalist Malay party.

"That is not quite democratic," an Umno division chief told The Malaysian Insider, asking for anonymity.

He added the rules appeared to have been thought up in a rushed manner without consulting the grassroots.

"It is a bit like 1 Malaysia. The top decides this one day and we have to follow the next day. Well, we don't," he said.

Most of the 26 Johor Umno division leaders were also against agreeing to have the party supreme council conduct the elections without putting the election rules in black and white. It is learnt that the new rule requires amending the party charter. Next to Johor, Sabah has the most divisions at 25.

"We can't just surrender all powers to the supreme council. They are powerful already but we need the rules to be clear, especially in conducting party election," said the division leader.

Another Johor division leader said the technical committee also did not consider the composition of the new electoral college voting in the party leadership.

In scrapping the quotas, Umno will widen the voting from the current 2,500 divisional delegates to some 60,000 comprising delegates from all branches in its 191 divisions.

However there is concern that the delegates from the main Umno body will be overwhelmed by the combined representation from the Wanita, Youth and Puteri wings.

"Realistically, only the top four from each branch will get to vote apart from two each from Wanita, Youth and Puteri. You can see that such a scenario means the Umno leadership is voted in by the wings, not the main party," the division leader said.

He said the consensus from Johor was supporting Najib to reform the party election system but it will not be at the expense of the grassroots' rights.

The quota system was put in place when Umno reconstituted in 1988 after it was declared illegal to ensure popular challenge to the party leadership.

The party supreme council is expected to meet soon to discuss, among others, concerns about the rules changes and the candidate for the Bagan Pinang state seat by-election.


"It is a bit like 1 Malaysia. The top decides this one day and we have to follow the next day. Well, we don't," said an Umno division chief. This is a clear indication that Najib's "1Malaysia" will be going the way Pak Lah's "Islam Hadhari" did, i.e. nothing more than just another slogan.

No need to reform UMNO mah! Just deform it! If you reform the party all the goons will be gone lor!!!

24 September 2009

Pakatan still needs to prove it can rule, says Zaid

Lawyer Datuk Zaid Ibrahim, the man charged with formalising the fledgling three-party Pakatan Rakyat (PR) alliance before the next general election, has laid bare the issues holding them back.

PR has been wracked with controversies, differences and disputes especially in Selangor, Penang and Kedah, which are led by chief ministers from each party, despite the pronounced rise in votes in last year's general election.

The former de facto law minister, who quit the Cabinet last year, noted the public's increasing scrutiny of the opposition bloc's ability to live up to its many promises made in its manifesto, in light of its first national convention due to be held at the end of the year.

“They seem to want to know realistically, the extent that PAS, DAP and KeADILan can find common ground in sensitive and divergent issues,” he wrote in Bahasa Malaysia on his website yesterday.

“The rakyat want to know how far Pakatan Rakyat is willing to implement their promises in their manifesto,” he added.

Zaid admitted that it would be an uphill climb.

A recent poll of likely voters also showed the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) still holding a slight edge over PR.

In the poll, two of the top key concerns voters have about PR is its constant bickering and the fact that it is perceived as having no viable candidate to be prime minister.

The ex-Umno man did not hold back in his criticism.

While he ticked off his own party and the DAP for their hesitation in pushing forward key policies, Zaid seemed especially critical of PAS.

He noted several instances where the Islamist party had repeatedly thrown a wrench in PR's works.

“What is the point of PAS promising in its manifesto to become a transparent government, that wants to abolish the Official Secrets Act (OSA), that wants to draft new laws [like the] Freedom of Information Act, if the early genuine efforts of Selcat in Selangor have already been opposed and challenged by PAS,” Zaid demanded.

He noted that state party commissioner Datuk Hassan Ali had objected loudly when the body was first moved to be headed by the Selangor assembly speaker, who coincidentally happened to be an ethic Chinese from DAP.

On a roll, Zaid pointed out several other occasions when PAS's promises collided with real-life situations, such as the PAS Youth's vehement protests against public concerts and support for “moral policing”.

“It is as if for PAS Youth, the effort to fight corruption, oppression, abuse of power and inciting racism is less important compared to the efforts to make sure the young who are just learning to love and wish to be entertained freely are obstructed from enjoying a little freedom,” he wrote.

He noted that the biggest rock in PR's way in becoming a formidable force against the government bloc is its continued hesitation to set in stone its beliefs.

“That's the difference between promises and implementation,” Zaid wrote.

“Promises are easy to say but implementing it requires a strong political will and stand. This is the real challenge for parties in Pakatan,” he stressed.

And with the ninth by-election coming up in Bagan Pinang, an Umno stronghold, PR's prospects in surviving till the next elections will once again be subject to the microscope.


Yes the PKR can only work if all the coalition partners can put their heads together without any preconditions. THe PKR has to agree to disagreed with controversy issues and move forward. Otherwise it is no difference between the current government and your coalition PKR.

Unfortunately one of the coalitions are more of a creating problem than solving it. Take for instance the so called don't sell beer in a Muslim majority area and what do we have a cow head protest in the name of Muslim majority area. I just can't imagine what will happen next another what head I shudder to imagine, Datuk..

it seems to me this politician seems to create problems rather than to solve the problems. Politicians are supposed to help to unite the people not creating disunity. For a religious political party he should have been above racial lines like the Tuan Haji with wisdom of godly love. His behavior is no different from the colonial master....divide and rule. You don't have to use Muslim majority but more so to educate the Muslims and non Muslims alike not to drink just like the cigarettes. A strong faith in the religion is more effective rather than to enforce on the people.

Take for instance a vegetarian of a religion will not take beer or meat. The reason being these people has a very strong faith in their religion. I remember one of our PM did say in a multiracial society where there is a lot of temptations, it is a test of your faith in your religion. How truly it was said and furthermore I must add that it is between him and god not you or me to tell what you cannot do.

Idris Jala’s dilemma

Datuk Seri Idris Jala, the standout poster boy for corporate reform, may soon have to make the toughest choice in his fledgling career as a minister — stay a non-partisan professional or join a political party.

After an outstanding corporate career which saw him rise to become boss of Malaysia Airlines and turning its balance sheet from red to black, Idris was handpicked recently to tackle the government’s Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).

His job as minister is also to help design the roadmap to transform the civil service from a bloated, lumbering, inefficient and corrupt organisation into a dynamic, clean and efficient body.

In handling his new responsibilities, Idris would rather be the professional left alone to do his job.

But in the murky, bitter world of Malaysian politics, Idris has the somewhat enviable image of being clean, capable and respected on both sides of the political divide.

And Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, who handpicked him as minister despite objections from within his own Umno party, knows Idris can be a political trump card.

Nothing in the federal constitution says a minister must be a politician.

Idris was appointed a minister recently.

Idris was appointed a minister recently.
But Idris is aware that Najib sees him as a secret weapon. His prominence and popularity with the public could well help Najib’s Barisan Nasional (BN) retain the votes in the crucial state of Sarawak, where Idris comes from, and even in Sabah.

His humble background with his roots in the Bario hinterland will be a perfect counterfoil to Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Taib Mahmud’s waning popularity and excesses.

The Malaysian Insider understands that Idris is still mulling over which party he would join if he does decide to become a politician.

But even if he decides not to become a politician, Idris will still remain a powerful weapon for Najib to wield.

Since becoming the prime minister in April, Najib has been reaching out directly to Malaysia’s different communities, bypassing the traditional path of BN partners, many of them with leaders who are tainted.

In the MIC, Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu has been ignored by Najib as the PM reached out directly through his own campaigns with the Indian community.

MCA, under its president Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat, is also finding itself irrelevant to the Chinese community.

With Idris, Najib sees an opportunity to neutralise the potential temptation of Sarawakians to vote for Pakatan Rakyat (PR) parties in the next general election.

With the peninsula vote looking to be still slightly in favour of PR parties, BN will have to depend on Sabah and Sarawak, as it did last year, to stay in power.

But Najib is still facing some push back from his own party warlords, who are unhappy that the Umno president would tap outsiders for Cabinet jobs, which they see as the property of politicians.

Still, the prime minister knows his administration also needs to perform to win the next election.

Analysts say Najib will have to cull his overweight Cabinet and push the ministers to show results before the next general election, either in 2012 or early 2013, or risk a greater loss than Election 2008 where it lost four states and its customary two-thirds parliamentary majority.


Reform can only be successful in Malaysia if there is change in government. The warlords in civil service need to be booted out. If no infusion of top management personnel into the civil service, it will remain a service of single race with the abang-adik attitude. Idris Jala cann't do much because of the deep-rooted political web in the civil service itself.

Which Chief Secretary to the government has not been talking about change ? What is the effect today ?

I don't think Idris will ever be successful in implementing KPIs in BN,s Government anyway since he was unsuccessful in doing so in MAS. Nowadays most MAS staff are unhappy with the management due to KPIs setback. By the time he is trying to make it work, PR has already taken over the Government.

Internal threat harms the nation

In a news report extracted from Sin Chew Daily, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan commented that with Malaysia’s current political situation, we faced bigger challenges in terms of country’s security force. This is largely due to the fact that internal threats such as demonstrations and rallies caused more harm compared to external security threats. Musa said it is easy to recognize external security threats compared to identifying internal dangers and threats within the nation. He reminded that demonstrations and rallies without permit are prohibited as stated in the law. Therefore, individuals shall not held rally in states even though it is ruled by the opposition.

When asked about his working relationship with Pakatan Rakyat, Musa said so far he faced no problem with the opposition party. He concluded by saying the police are neutral and never take sides (in terms of political tendency).


In the past 2 years, yes indeed there are quite a number of demonstrations, but most of these demonstrations are held in a peaceful manner except some which are being back by power Bee End politicans.. Some demonstrations may consist be in large number of protestors and sometime in a smaller numbers.

When the rakyat and NGOs complaints falls on deaf ear for decades and when whistle blowers & witness are being threaten by the powerful politicans and left no choice from the rakyat/NGOs but to proceed with the public outcry ... and this is how public protest emerge. To make matter worse, our FG is using the draconic law to abuse the protestors and at the same time our FG is giving out double standard ( Bee End protestors are given special immunity )

From the cow head gang incident , many Umno members are involved and infact these barbarians are not the residence of section 23 .... now who sponsor them ???????? Protestors holding candles and singing Negaraku are roughen up, but our police is doing nothing when these cow head gang publicly display racial tensions in public in broad daylight ! Wheel chair bounded Kapal Singh, a meber of Parliment, was abused in the compound of our Parliment in front of our police, yet the police darn not intervent .... reason from our top cop " police in station in Parliment, their duty is cover only the internal of the Parliment but not the outside" ( Such an idiot statement from our top cop).

People like KJ & Muyhidd openly held demostrations are given green light or special immunity . Another incident, when the protestors are against the opposition.... for example, the Kampung Pala guys (which openly supported by Gerakan Youth and Mic Youth) held so many demonstration but were not arrested ????????? Mic demonstration even went into the Komtar building and wallope a DAP representative but was not arrested. Protestors from Umno openly demonstrated against the Sultans were not arrested as well ?????? What is this, Umno lebih power then our Sultans ??????? What is happening in our country man ??????????

BN is the threat, but they now are calling others a threat, because if PR wins the next election, their bank accounts are going to face a serious threat!

IGP denies saying minister to be grilled over PKFZ leak

Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan tonight denied a Bernama news report that quoted him as saying that a minister or ministers would be called up to assist in the probe on the leakage of the Cabinet Paper on the Port Klang Free Zone issue.

Police Assistant Director of Management for Public Affairs ACP Lai Yong Heng said in a statement that Musa had at no time mentioned that a minister or ministers would be called up for that purpose at a function at the Ampang Jaya police district headquarters earlier today.

“What he (Musa) said was that witnesses or individuals will be called up to assist in the investigations and have their statements recorded,” he said.

Police are expected to haul up those believed to have been involved in the leaking of the Cabinet Paper on the PKFZ issue.

The purported Cabinet Paper posted on a website regarding the RM12.5-billion PKFZ project had incurred the wrath of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, who denounced the act, because such documents are covered by the Official Secrets Act (OSA).

The 18-page Cabinet Paper is purportedly a memorandum by the Finance Ministry in June 2007 to seek the Cabinet’s approval to retrospectively approve a RM4.6-billion soft loan to fund the PKFZ project.

The Bernama report released earlier in the day, quoting Musa, said a minister is expected to be among a number of individuals to be hauled up by police for questioning, in connection with the leaked Cabinet papers on the Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ) case.

“Police will call those believed to be involved, including a minister,” the national news agency quoted the IGP as telling reporters after visiting the Ampang Jaya police headquarters here today


wow...what a lot of crap from Hassan.

On hand he gives press statement about "a" minister
and then he refused to comment further...

He just contradicted himself...
He shouldnt have mention it at all...unless he got an axe to ...

Obviously, he wanted to kill off this OTK fella in the coming EGM...isnt that obviously.

Musa, we are not fool bcos yours modus operandi is always the same

Hello Mr PM, Home Minister, AG & IGP,
Don't focus on the wrong direction & stop this silly investigations on the paper leak.
What the rakyat want to know is whether the BN govt knowingly agreed & collaborate with the increase from RM1.8 Billion to 4.6 billion. There are already too many bleeding mega projects lah.
Don't play with all these ineffective wayang kulit to cover-up, it doesn't work anymore nowadays!

23 September 2009

Free from detention, but not a free man

Mat Sah can't even go to the supermarket behind his house

“I have to report to the Ampang police station every Monday. I am also not allowed anywhere out of the Ampang police's area of jurisdiction. On top of that, I can’t go out of my house after 10pm.”

FORMER ISA detainee Mat Sah Mohd Satray may have thanked his lucky stars at having been released from the Kamunting camp ahead of the Aidilfitri festivities but he is still far from a being a completely free man due to several restrictions on his movement, similar to the parole system used in the US.

Like many other former detainees, his release from the camp in Perak had been a conditional one and the restrictions remain in force until June 12 next year.

Speaking to Malay Mail at his house in Taman Keramat yesterday, Mat Sah said he must adhere to several “rules” if he wants his continued freedom ensured.

“I have to report to the Ampang police station every Monday. I am also not allowed anywhere out of the Ampang police's area of jurisdiction. On top of that, I can’t go out of my house after 10pm.”

Mat Sah also can’t make public speeches or mingle around public figures, among other things. He said these are some of the conditions he had agreed to prior to his release.

Now aged 46, Mat Sah was released from the camp on Sept 15 after being detained for seven years and five months, since April 18, 2002, for his alleged involvement with the banned Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) movement.

On Mat Sah’s first Hari Raya celebration out of detention, his wife Norlaila Othman said she was happy that her family had reunited, but it had been a restrained celebration and they couldn’t do much due to the restrictions imposed on her husband.

“We woke up early to dress. My husband and son, Suhaib, went to the surau near our house for Aidilfitri prayers while I tidied up the house. After that we headed to his father’s house in Kampung Pandan and spent most of the day there with relatives.

"Unfortunately, he wasn’t able to visit his mother’s grave in Segambut together with his relatives as the area is outside Ampang.”

Ever since her husband was detained, Norlaila said she had stopped indulging in the usual Hari Raya preparations as was practised by other Muslim families.

“The preparations I’d make on Hari Raya eve would be to pack some of my husband’s clothes in a bag, along with some ketupat and rendang to take to Kamunting. On Hari Raya morning, my son and I would drive to Kamunting to visit him.”

But, if she had known that her husband was coming home for this year's Hari Raya, she would’ve at least bought some new furniture, changed the curtains and cooked her own rendang instead of buying ready-made ones at the last minute.

Norlaila said their Hari Raya celebration might have been a lot more eventful if her husband had been allowed to move within the areas under the Ampang constituency instead of merely areas under the police’s jurisdiction.

“It’s not just about Raya. The restrictions are making it harder for us in our efforts to lead normal lives. Much has changed since he was detained.

"I’m trying my best to show him around but I can’t even take him to the supermarket I usually shop at, despite it being behind our house, because that road is listed under Setiawangsa!” she said.

While his wife worried much about her husband adjusting to his new surroundings and fitting in, Mat Sah’s worries were mostly centred around how he too will be able to contribute financially for his family once his wife, a primary school English teacher, starts teaching again next year.

Previously a technician in Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, he doubts that he would be able to get his old job back.

“I’m assuming that with me being an ex-ISA detainee, people may have concerns about hiring me to work for them. And looking at how ISA issues are played up and portrayed by the media, who can blame them?”


This is slightly better than Aung San Suu Kyi's house arrest. Looks like we are STILL not that far behind Myanmar's Junta.

Teluk Kemang blasts Dr Mahathir: Why not Isa!

Umno chieftains in Teluk Kemang have lashed out at ex-premier Mahathir Mohamad for criticising former Negeri Sembilan Menteri Besar Isa Abdul Samad, arguing that only the latter could shine as the party’s flag carrier in the Bagan Pinang by-election.

I don’t see how Isa’s record can be a liability to Umno and the Barisan Nasional in the Bagan Pinang by-election,” Teluk Kemang Umno division Youth chief Mohd Faizal Ramli told the local media on Wednesday.

Isa’s star had shone for decades before he was found guilty of money politics and vote-buying in the 2004 party election. He was sacked as Umno vice-president in 2005 although he was allowed to remain as an ordinary member.

There are many in Umno, including elders such Mahathir and Gua Musang MP Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah, who fear that his selection can only help the party win the battle but lose the war.

"Isa has already been found guilty. If Umno fields him, it means that Umno is not serious about such cases. Even if he can win there, we have to consider what the whole of Malaysia thinks of Umno," Mahathir had said last week.

Dilemma over who to field

Umno has lost in seven out of the eight by-elections since the March 2008 national polls.It is desperate to reverse the losing streak.

Bagan Pinang will be the ninth contest and analysts believe Umno has a strong chance of thumping its arch rival Pakatan Rakyat come balloting day on Oct 11.

bagan-pinang.pngBut after the string of losses, none in Umno including current president Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak are keen to take chances, hence the dilemma over who to field.

Nomination is on Oct 3 and Umno has announced that it will name its choice on Sept 29. The state seat is part of the wider Teluk Kemang parliamentary constituency. It consists of 63 percent Malay voters, 21 percent Indian, 11 percent Chinese and 5 percent other races.

According to Mohd Faizal, delegates in the area believe Isa was the only one who could effectively unite the people in Port Dickson and deliver a much-needed victory for the BN.

'Don't stereotype Isa'

He also said the division had conducted a survey and found that the constituents in Bagan Pinang, including the non-Malays, wanted Isa.

Like MIC president S Samy Vellu, who has publicly chided Mahathir for “interfering” in the selection of the BN candidate, Mohd Faizal said the former Umno president should not stereotype Isa.

After all, Mahathir himself was sacked from the party for writing the controversial book “The Malay Dilemma”, but other leaders later gave him a chance to make a comeback, Mohd Faizal said.

“Due to strong pressure from the grassroots, the next prime minister, the late Tun Abdul Razak, took Mahathir back and the latter went on to become a great leader,” said the Teluk Kemang Youth chief.


See, this is the party that endorsed conviceted crooks to represent our government and country.....

We might as well soon make Jack the Ripper the minister of defense, John Dillinger our health minister, since crooks and criminals are in good taste these days..

The old UMNOputras are losing their marbles. They make noise about a politician who was involved in money politics, found guilty and paid the penalty. I have not heard a whimper from either of them about the guy in Melaka who was found guilty, barred from standing for office but still good enough to remain as CM. I fail to see the logic. Again has anyone heard from them about the biggest scandal that has been in the news and the leaked cabinet papers tell a story of a massive cover-up. And what these two old men got to say about the Port Klang scandal?

UMNO has no more people of substance, even ex-cons or fellas with tainted background is OK. It is definetly a case of an individual that is more worthy than the party's reputation. So what, go ahead field Isa lah, so that whole Msia can see how UMNO has no more people with clean credentials. Yeah, how come MACC have not investigated how this guy amassed millions.

Just check how rich is this Isa. When he was disciplined by Umno for corruption in the Umno election reporters were swarming his hoses like flies. At one time it was shown on TV his house in Linggi. Very big. The same house was again shown on TV but the newscaster said in Nilai. Wah so many big houses our friend has. Recently a friend from Nilai told me Isa is no longer staying in that house in Nilai as shown on TV, he has a bigger house in deeper part of Nilai. Sometimes I wonder how these people make their money.

Malaysian F1 team will boost tourism, says Yen Yen

The 1Malaysia F1 Team, which will debut in the World Formula One Championship next year, will further boost sports tourism in the country, Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen said today.

Even the locals and Malaysians all over the world wanted to turn up to see for themselves the Malaysian team in action, she said.

“Any development of any sport will definitely be a plus point and as far as tourism is concerned, it will attract tourists and Malaysians to personally come and see the event," she told a news conference on the inaugural Malaysian Open tennis tournament here.

She said world-class events like the Malaysian Open tennis tournament and the Malaysian Grand Prix F1 race were major tourism products.

The government was helping to promote the Malaysian Open tennis tournament from Sept 26 to Oct 4, she said, adding that publicity on the event, including “live” coverage, would reach out to 200 million viewers globally.


ng yen yen is sleeping....why need malaysia f1 to improve tourism??? malaysia already is well known e.g. perak power rape, cow head demo, perak jungle assembly, pressuring freedom of internet media, etc.

lets make tun mah & najib as lead drivers while ng yen yen is reserve driver , then malaysia will be VERY VERY VERY FAMOUS!!! if not, this is another scam to leech away whatever money has in hand in the reserves.

its very very funny and weird that when the rakyat begs for subsidies of fuel or for food, the government will say ... no enough money. then how come suddenly there's enough money for 1malaysia f1?? this is something which the government makes me feel like a fool knowing nothing.

from evaluation, tun was a big spender but some of his projects which can be SEEN were very beneficiary to the rakyat. as for badawi, how can he spend when he's always sleeping on the job. as for najib, this pm is really a BIG TIME SPENDER saying billions has been spent but to where ???? at least, he should itemize for us ... we the rakyat deserves to know.

Build hospitals in rural especially in Sabah&Sarawak- No money.
Build roads especially in Sabah&Sarawak- No money.
Build Chinese and Tamil schools- No money.

Spend billions on F1- Got money.

Guan Eng on warpath to clear name over Kampung Buah Pala

Police stand guard as Kampung Buah Pala residents try to present workers of the developer from demolishing their homes earlier this month

Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng has gone on a fresh offensive in a bid to clear the name of the present administration over the contentious sale of land in Kampung Buah Pala on the island.

Lim today challenged former Barisan Nasional (BN) state executive councillor Datuk Dr Teng Hock Nan to show proof of his claim that the Pakatan Rakyat state administration had finalised the deal and accused the previous BN state government of selling the Kampung Buah Pala land at cheap rates and without consulting the residents.

The DAP secretary-general also questioned former Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon for not daring to appear on a televised debate on national television.

Lim and Teng have been trading barbs over which party is responsible for the land transaction which resulted in a standoff between residents and the state over the issue of compensation.

"BN and Gerakan, especially Datuk Dr Teng Hock Nan, must show proof or stop their shocking lies that the Penang Pakatan Rakyat government finalised the village land deal and sold Kampung Buah Pala to Koperasi Pegawai Pegawai Kanan Kerajaan Pulau Pinang," Lim said in a statement.

"No amount of false reports by their ‘character assassins’ will convince Penangites that BN and Gerakan government had not robbed the Kampung Buah Pala residents of their land."

Lim also referred to declassified minutes of state executive council meetings in 2004 and 2005 and said it showed that the previous BN state administration were the ones who were responsible for alienating Kampung Buah Pala land to the cooperative twice in the state executive council meetings on Aug 18, 2004 and June 8, 2005, without consulting the residents.

Teng had in July said that the Penang government had concluded the land title to the cooperative 19 days after winning in the March 2008 general election by signing a transfer letter to the cooperative on March 27, 2008, instead of making a decision to abort the deal.

Lim says the PR government has got better compensation for the villagers.

Lim says the PR government has got better compensation for the villagers.
The chief minister said however that the state was legally bound once the decision of the BN state executive council had been conveyed via approval letters for land alienation and development orders sent out to the cooperative and the developer.

"There is nothing the new PR government can do as it is bound by the decisions approved by BN. This was also affirmed by the Federal Court decision. The order for eviction and demolition was issued to the developer and not initiated by the state government," said Lim.

He noted that the meeting minutes, a video clip of then Penang Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Abdul Rashid Abdullah witnessing the signing ceremony with the developer, and letters by the Land Office to the developer in 2007 were proof that Teng was wrong in his assertions.

Lim also said that by blaming the PR state government of "robbing" the Kampung Buah Pala residents of their land, Teng was committing a case of “the thief shouting thief”.

The issue was finally settled on June 24 when the court ordered Kampung Buah Pala residents to evacuate the village to allow the landowner and the developer, Nusmetro Ventures Sdn Bhd, to start work on the site.

Twenty-two residents agreed to accept an offer of compensation from the developer of a double-storey house and RM8,000 in moving expenses.

Lim noted that the present state government had managed to improve the compensation secured by the previous administration of a RM75,000 flat to a RM600,000 double-storey landed property.


The Gerakan a part of the umno liars have been telling lies after lies ever since they were born. Very obviously the BN liars started the transaction during their rule in Penang and they are the ones who sold Kg Pala at a loss to an umno crook. The transaction of Kg Pala took some time to complete and unfortunately the final stage fell on the Pakatan government led DAP Lim Guan Eng. The final stage of the land transaction forms the larger part of the entire transaction made by the BN crooks and not by the Pakatan State government and thus it is right that the transaction must go through under whichever government of the day........Pakatan is still the innocent one and BN which started the ball rolling should bear the full responsibility of this nonsense

BN is up to its old trick. The people won't buy this. Sorry. They dug the hole and now they want LGE to bury the hole. The Kg Buah Pala issue is settled and the residents are compensated. Enough for being very foolish and depending on MIC and BN to give them ownership of the land. For the foolishness of MIC the residents or the Indian community lost a prime land. Gerakan was of no use either. It sees which side of the bread is buttered. Gerakan would get nothing by helping the Indians. So, Gerakan did the "right" job to please the master. The MIC exco was sleeping in the previous state government. 98 percent of Penangites do not blame LGE for the fiasco. The BN is spining the issue, as if the lost of Kg Buah Pala is because of LGE and the present state government. This is politics. In Selangor the unpopular Khir Toyo is playing the same game to split Pakatan. Dear Khir Toyo, you are wasting your time. We suggest you go back to dentistry and do some charity work. The people of Selangor has rejected you. Sorry. Hindraf does not stop talking. To walk the talk is not easy especially when you are in the "opposition". Please join hand with Pakatan and oust the BN comes the next GE. HIDUP LGE. HIDUP PAKATAN. We all want a change throughout the country. PR has to be the next government.

Still sore over cow head, Section 23 Indians to root for PAS in Bagan Pinang

Indian residents of Section 23 here and from other parts of the Selangor capital intend to ensure the cow head protest against the relocation of a Hindu temple here, is “prominently featured” in the upcoming Bagan Pinang by-election.

Plans are under way to get the residents, who are still smarting over how the protest was orchestrated by politicians, to campaign on the side of PAS.

Some 20 per cent of the voters in Bagan Pinang in Negeri Sembilan are Indians and could prove crucial in a close contest.

“We will remind the Indians in Bagan Pinang what happened to the community here,” said resident K Raja, a draughtsman.

His remarks appear to suggest that Indians in Section 23 and in other parts of Selangor are blaming Umno for the cow head protest which caused race tensions and has resulted in a number of individuals charged for sedition.

On August 30, about 50 Malay-Muslim protestors marched to the state secretariat here after Friday prayers and desecrated a cow’s head to demonstrate their intolerance over plans to relocate a 150-year-old temple to Section 23.

Police allowed the protest to proceed, despite the fact that the animal is considered sacred by Hindus, but later bowing to public pressure, six men were charged for sedition and illegal assembly while another six for illegal assembly.

However the less than swift action against the protestors, who also disrupted a town hall meeting held by the state government to resolve the issue, has led to allegations of double standards by the federal government.

Raja said that besides a word-of-mouth campaign, plans are also afoot to distribute brochures about the incident during the Bagan Pinang campaign.

“So far, we have about five residents who are keen on going but we expect others to join us.”

He said the residents will join a bus load of others from the community, who intend to be in Bagan Pinang on nomination day.

Other residents who declined to be name told The Malaysian Insider that they were still very hurt over what had happened and are intent on repaying UMNO during the by election.

“We know PAS is facing an uphill task because of the postal votes but we will ensure they get the votes from the Indian community,” said one resident.

The trip to Bagan Pinang is being organised by the PAS supporters club of Shah Alam, who intend to fill a bus and several cars with supporters.

“We also have others things to tell the Indian voters there besides the cow head protest.” said club chairman N Nathan, without elaborating.


cow-head protest has become a can of worms for UMNO/BN rooting for Indian votes

Bravo to them! It is time for all reasoning Malaysians to send a clear message to UMNO that we will not tolerate the kind of instability that it seeks to create in our midst in its attempt to stay in power. We are peace-loving people but we will not tolerate the abuse of power, corruption, injustice and the plunder of our nation by politicians in high places and their cronies. Enough is enough! UMNO, by rewarding the likes of Razak Baginda with RM500 million for the submarine deal and by rewarding your cronies with billions of RM in the PKFZ scandal, you have deprived our children and us of a brighter and better future. It is time for you to ship out. We, the rakyat, have had enough! It is better for us to swim with PR though they have not had much experience in running a nation than to swim with the devil. So, goodbye UMNO. Bagan Pinang will be your 8th by-election defeat because we will say "UM, NO" to you!

Yes, show those Umno goons that even with postal votes, as long as the general voters are exercising their rights, Umno/BN is going to lose every by-election from now on. Make sure the two clips from Malaysiakini are distributed to all the voters in Bagan Pinang.

Come on, voters! Show your power!!
Hidup Rakyat!!! Down with racists Umno/BN racists!!!!

Minister to be grilled over PKFZ paper leak

A minister is expected to be among a number of individuals to be hauled up by police for questioning, in connection with the leaked Cabinet papers on the Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ) case, said Federal Police Chief Tan Sri Musa Hassan.

However, Musa did not reveal the name of the minister or the individuals who will be hauled up to facilitate investigations as to how the cabinet papers, classified as Official Secrets Act (OSA) documents found its way to a website.

“Police will call those believed to be involved, including a minister,” he told reporters after visiting the Ampang Jaya police headquarters here today.

The Cabinet Paper posted on a website regarding the RM12.5 billion PKFZ project, had incurred the wrath of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak who denounced the act, because such documents were covered by the OSA.

The 18-page “Cabinet Paper” is purportedly a memorandum by the Finance Ministry in June 2007, to seek the cabinet’s approval to retrospectively approve a RM4.6 billion soft loan to fund the PKFZ project.

Musa added that he did not want to comment further on the issue as investigations were in progress.


wow...what a lot of crap from Hassan.

On hand he gives press statement about "a" minister
and then he refused to comment further...

He just contradicted himself...
He shouldnt have mention it at all...unless he got an axe to ...

Obviously, he wanted to kill off this OTK fella in the coming EGM...isnt that obviously.

Musa, we are not fool bcos yours modus operandi is always the same. U have used it too freq. that is why

when musa didn't want to reveal the name of the person, that person must be someone from bn!!! if its the opposition who leaks, all of malaysian polis force would have raid this poor fellow and musa with the big smile telling the world its the oppositions followed by all curses & condemn by bn morons!!!

please don't think that the rakyat has forgotten about the case of macc car blew-up. the rakyat is eagarly wanting for the polis who boasted that they knew who was behind it but until now, no declaration of who were involved. the rakyat will think that the polis were just babbling away trying to fool the rakyat that they were doing their job.

if its really job completed, where's the results???? just like najib, he says billions has been spent....where and what the projects spent???? into umno pockets???

It means Najib is very determined to bury the truth of PKFZ into the center of earth as he has appointed a special committee headed by his man, the chief sec. of the govt. to ensure no one can come near to the truth.
In a way, the rightfulness and authority of Ministry of Transport investigating the case has been deprived and fall in a hand where Najib has direct control over it.

Guess which Minister that will be interrogated for leaking out official doc.?!!
Isn’t it easy?

When will Najib have the MACC haul in cabinet members who have been implicated in this scandal? Instead of going after the informant, you should be going after those who have "lost" the rakyat's money and deprived our children and our nation of a better and brighter future!

Najib, stop talking about 1Malaysia and about performance indicators when you are not exercising justice and not performing to the standards expected of you by the rakyat. As our prime servant (that's what Prime Minister means, in case you didn't know) we expect you to administer our nation with integrity, and in justice and truth. Live up to our expectations or ship out!

20 September 2009

Sisters in Islam Should Mind Their Own Business

It is reported that Sisters in Islam (SIS) is planning to appeal the Kartika Sari sentence. This is despite Katika’s own plea for her to be left alone. Kartika herself is willing to go through her punishment and had refused to appeal. Why is SIS acting like a busybody and sticking their nose where it’s not needed?(“Kartika: Leave me alone, I'll face the music”)

For an organization who advocates equality among men and women in Islam, their action to file for appeal on the Kartika Sari sentence is nothing less than an act of hypocrisy. The right stand that SIS should adopt to to commend the Pahang Shariah court for prescribing the same type of punishment to women as they would men.
Also, I wonder if SIS finds the whipping punishment prescribed by the civil courts in our country to be more “humane” compared to that of the Shariah courts. For one, the whipping in Shariah court is not meant to physically hurt. That cannot be said about lashings under civil laws.

In other words, SIS will tolerate punishment that is more inhumane simply because it is prescribed by a secular court. It’s really the true ideology of Sisters in Islam, secularism. If they’re really interested in fighting for humanity, they should then protest the lashings methods used by the civil laws. That would make more sense and consistent.

In truth, SIS is a secular organization, anti to patriarchy, and by extension, anti to Islam. They dislike the Kartika Sari sentence because it is prescribed by a Shariah court. If it came from a secular court, SIS will not even make a noise.

Thus far, all of the issues raised by SIS is irrelevant and weak. None of their case against the Shariah courts and shariah law is substantive. All their attacks against Islam and Islamic jurisprudence is nothing more than their own ill feelings towards Islamic law and thus far has provided zero evidence that the Shariah law is discriminatory to women. In short, we have yet to see one proof from SIS showing the Shariah system to be unfair.

The good news is majority of Muslims in Malaysia, men and women alike, rejects SIS. They see SIS as nothing more than a loud mouth organization bent on imposing secularism on the Muslims and fighting to their ideology rather than the welfare and benefits of Muslim women in Malaysia.

For example, if SIS was really interested in the welfare of Muslim women, they should instead fight for the rights of Muslim women to work part-time as practiced in the Netherlands. (Refer to my last article entitled "Women in Netherlands Prove Feminism Wrong")

They’d be better of pursuing this type of policy change as compared to trying to shut down the entire Shariah court system in Malaysia. Their current course is just a waste of time as it is based on nothing more than lies and fictitious ideology.

SIS is a waste of oxygen for all Malaysians as their existence serves no purpose to the Malaysian public. Their like our tonsils. They should be removed fast if we want to have a healthier life in the future.

In conclusion, SIS’s latest move to appeal the Kartika Sari’s sentence is hypocritical, inconsistent to their ideology, waste of time and money and not to mention disrespectful to the wishes of Kartika Sari herself.

My advise to SIS is to start looking into their own ideology rather than being a busybody and sticking their noses where they are not needed.

OSA to protect PKFZ?

Malaysia is perceived to be one screwed up nation. There is no doubt about it. It is difficult to fathom what is our priority and what we should be concerned about. Should our priority be safeguarding secrets or exposing corruption?

We are taken aback by the NST report yesterday – “Probe into expose of port govt secrets” – that investigations are underway to determine who was responsible for leaking the cabinet papers on the PKFZ that were posted on the Malaysia Today website.

The information contained in the 18-page document that was made available by this webpage for the benefit of the public could potentially implicate the cabinet and put the blame squarely on ministers and prime ministers.

This information throws light on why the cost escalated and how the project was grossly inflated. The Port Klang Free Zone project has squandered billions of ringgit of public money and has seemingly received the blessings of people who have been entrusted to be guardians of our finance. People who were expected to be accountable, transparent and responsible have failed us miserably.

It is these failings that they want to keep hidden by going after those who had a hand in revealing their complicity in this sordid affair.

They are not interested in investigating the element of corruption that is raised in this expose but they are only intent on punishing those responsible for leaking the corruption involved in the PKFZ project.

Is this why the OSA was legislated - to protect the corrupt and the guilty?

Shouldn’t the investigation focus on the incriminating contents of the document and bring to book all those who are guilty of corruption? But the police and the Attorney- General are allegedly directing their energy elsewhere to nail those who had the audacity to expose this corruption.

Shouldn’t what was exposed be of interest to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission? Wouldn’t this be of vital importance in their investigation?

But let it be known that history has shown that the messenger may be stopped but the message can never be suppressed.


OSA, ISA, MACC, 1 MALAYSIA, these are the WEAPONS that are fully funded by TAXPAYERS money to further plunder the RAKYAT money with NO MERCY !

MCA overturns Soi Lek’s sacking, suspends him 4 years

MCA central committee has overturned a presidential council’s decision to sack Datuk Seri Chua Soi Lek with a four-year suspension, a bid seen to knock the wind out of his campaign to unseat party president Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat.

The presidential council decided on Aug 26 to sack the 62-year-old deputy party president for tainting the party image via a sex video scandal, triggering off a backlash from Chua’s supporters who initiated an EGM to reinstate him and remove Ong. The EGM will be held Oct 10.

“In dealing with any disciplinary action, whether or not there is an appeal, the central committee has the power to review the presidential council decision and make a final decision on the matter,” said Ong after a seven-hour central committee meeting.

He added that all five proposed resolutions for the upcoming EGM will remain intact.

This means that the future of both Chua and Ong in the party will still be determined at the crucial EGM.

The decision to change the sacking to a suspension is perceived by some as an attempt to reduce the level of sympathy among some delegates who were upset at the way Chua was booted out of the party.

Some of Ong's supporters were also dismayed by the strong action against the popular Chua.


this is another stupid move by otk to save his own skin. like they say, a desperate man will do desperate deeds to keep himself afloat. but this ass headed scheme is so moronic that is seen through and through by even the blind! who is otk to stop the unfolding of the events that are slated to happen in the vast cosmic void? the more hurdles you create, the faster and surer your own downfall, and the faster and surer too the resurrection of csl.

Chua Soi Lek was in the Cabinet when the PKFZ paper was tabled. He was part of the cover up. He must be sacked from MCA. MAC will pay in the next election.

Chua Soi Lek is an embrassment and a shame to MCA and the Chinese community! Whether he is sacked or suspended from the party it makes no different to me. After his immoral activities was exposed it is best that he resigned from politics altogether. As for Tan Chai Ho this idiotic person can't speak proper mandarin let alone BM and english and I wonder how on earth he can become a minister for so long. This stooge Loh Seng Kok when he was in the youth wing, was previously sacked by OTK but that most corrupted MCA president Ling reinstated him. Loh Seng Kok is trying to get his revenge. OTK should get rid of all of Ling cohorts!

MCA, this is the biggest joke of the Century!

What is the difference between castration and emasculation?

In 4years time, CSL is 62 + 4 = 66 years old and unless he is like Dr. Mahathir, he will have difficulty performing in the Board; (don't know about on the Bed though, unless new scandal CDs surface in due course).

With tonight' decision, none of the delegates to the EGM can claim that Chua has been sacked.

However, the second proposed EGM resolution, if adopted, will annul the decision by the central committee to suspend Chua.

Chua was not immediately available for comment.

In an immediate reaction, Loh Seng Kok, one of those who had pushed for the EGM, said that it was “not appropriate” for the central committee to review presidential council’s decision as Chua had already submitted his fate to the general assembly at the EGM.

He added that the four-year suspension was to prevent Chua from holding any party posts and also from contesting in the next party elections.

Ong claimed, however, that it was normal procedure for disciplinary cases to be reviewed by the central committee.

Asked for reasons for the sacking to be turned into a four-year sentence, Ong replied that it was because of “due diligence” by the central committee.

PM appeals for unity, asks Malaysians to discard suspicions

Datuk Seri Najib Razak appealed to Muslims and Malaysians to strengthen unity and discard suspicions among each other in his first Hari Raya Aidil Fitri message as prime minister while attacking “hate-mongers” for sowing ungratefulness among the people.

“Let’s take advantage of festive days such as this to restore and repair cold and cracked relations between Muslims and also between Malaysians,” Najib said in the message delivered over television last night and released by state news agency Bernama.

The country’s sixth prime minister has seen his 1 Malaysia concept reduced to just a slogan since taking over on April 3 as racial tensions between various communities rose when a group of Malays dragged a cow head to the Selangor state secretariat to protest the relocation of a Hindu temple.

A child sits waiting for his parents besides a mosque in Kota Bharu this morning.

The Umno president has also seen his party members accuse the Chinese of not supporting it in a string of by-election defeats since Election 2008.

In his message, the prime minister asked Malaysians to repair the current bridges of communications and to build new bridges of understanding. “Break the current fortresses of suspicions, hate and apathy for a better future for our children,” Najib said.

He also said the Muslims in Malaysia must carry the flame of unity and progress as the majority population in the country, adding they not only have rights but more importantly responsibilities that must be carried out.

The son of the country’s second prime minister Tun Abdul Razak Hussein also encouraged the tradition of open houses, saying not only should the keep their house doors open but also the “doors of the heart” to all, including non-Muslims.

“The concept of open houses practised until now is the manifestation to the 1 Malaysia concept. Continue this wonderful tradition as we are all one big family, the 1 Malaysia Family,” he stressed.

Najib said the Muslims in Malaysia have a lot to be grateful to stay in an independent country that is peaceful during a time when a majority of Muslims lead a miserable life due to politics, economics and war. He said Malaysia’s situation did not happen overnight but due to the “sacrifice of blood, sweat and tears of our fathers”, freedom fighters and the security forces.

He also said despite being a multi-racial nation, Malaysia has managed the situation to be a catalyst for unity and progress.

“Unfortunately, there are hate mongers who try to deny this reality. They try to inculcate teachings of ungratefulnes in the people to achieve their narrow aims.

“They claim that all governments in the world are the same, that peace, security and progress can be achieved without planning, strong effort and strict monitoring,” the prime minister said.

He questioned their allegations, saying there was still differences between developed and undeveloped countries apart from starvation and ethnic killings.


UMNO built the bridges and burnt them themselves!

Najib should start in his own back yard. UMNO and Utusan Malaysia have been sowing racial discord pitting Malays against Non-Malays. Even Government institutions are branded by Utusan as Malay institutions under attack by non Malays. The cow head mongrels were encouraged by politicians and Najib's own nephew met and tried to justified their actions.

After 52 years of BN rule those in BN that sowed racial discord are indeed ungrateful to the Rakyat.

Just a couple of days ago you hailed Utusan Melayu as defenders of the Malays when the racist articles they print are highly seditious and highly inflammatory, Today you ask us not to be suspicious of each other. What is your stand and how fluid is your 1Malaysia concept. You are talking differently when addressing Malaysians of different racial origins. You cannot expect us to understand your 1Malaysia concept when you yourself are spouting different meanings to it every now and then.

How can one be expected to discard suspicions when the PM himself does not speak in one tongue? To the rakyat in general he speaks of 1Malaysia but then he turns around and sings a different tune when he speaks to Utusan Malaysia.

There is no doubt that we all have a lot to be grateful for but we have even more to be grateful for if UMNOputras and their cronies would ensure that the nation is governed by law and order without fear and favour. We would have a lot more to be thankful for if they had not abused their powers and literally rob the nation. We only have to speak of the submarine deal in which Razak Baginda walked away with RM500 million, or of the PKFZ where well-connected individuals have walked away with billions. We would have a lot more to be thankful for if all that money had gone into providing better schools and universities for our children, better hospitals for all, better roads, better governance, etc., etc.

Whenever some informant comes out with truths about the abuse of power and corruption in high places you set the police after the informant and not those who have abused power and enriched themselves through corrupt practices. And you are telling us to discard suspicions?!

We want corruptionto be stopped; the singlemost factor in good governance. Najib, you have failed miserably on this. YOu are using MACC, Police, AG & Judiciary to achieve or coverup govennment's misdeeds. Don't dream of unity until the repair is made, which I doubt you can make.

I suspect Najib have two personalities sickness like the Jackel. With a flip of a coin he can be the other personality. Its proven in many recent published newspaper [I read both NST & STAR Newspp] on his speeches, totally contradicts one another as times goes by. Or may be he thought the Rakyat mudah lupa. Scarry. Prove me wrong ok.

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