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01 May 2010

Politics and the death of a schoolboy

Aminulrasyid Amzah is barely buried, and already the political knives are out, with both Umno and Pakatan Rakyat clamouring for the right to champion justice for him and his family. Naturally, the ostensibly non-partisan folk are coming out of the woodwork to sternly warn against “politicising” the death of this 14-year-old boy.

That, frankly, is a load of steaming cow crap. As ugly as politics is, there are far worse things for political parties to fight over than being the flag-bearer for justice.

Really, who do the police answer to anyway? The answer is simple: they answer to politicians. And for this reason, when you have cops gunning down 14-year-old boys, you can bet your butt it’s going to be a political issue.

One might be tempted to ask why we cannot sit back and let the government handle the issue. Why does the death of an, as far as we know, innocent boy have to become a political football? Because unless someone keeps the authorities on their toes, this case — like so many before it — will wind up as just a historical footnote.

How many people remember Francis Udayappan? The police claimed he escaped from their custody — even though the charges against him were already withdrawn, and he was due to be released. They claimed he jumped into the Klang River to escape, even though he couldn’t swim.

When his body was recovered, there were bruises on his legs, thighs and back. The police were outright hostile to his mother’s inquiries, and the government could not care less about his case. Even though the police contradicted their own version of events several times, the courts declared that there was no reason to suspect foul play in Francis’ death.

What about Kugan Ananthan? The police tell us he asked for a drink of water during questioning and then suddenly keeled over, completely dead — a fishy story, if I’ve ever heard one. His body was clearly bloodied and battered when his family claimed it from the morgue — and yet it took an official Health Ministry report, after much prodding and pushing, for the authorities to concede that yes, Kugan was tortured.

Even after this, the authorities have been unco-operative in investigations about Kugan’s death — to the point that they even confiscated medical samples just to prevent his post-mortem from being completed. It took a court order to force the cops to co-operate.

Now in the case of Aminulrasyid, the police claim he was trying to reverse his car into the officers pursuing him, so they had no choice but to fire. They say he had a parang in the car, which they suspected he had used in a robbery. What proof do they have of any of this?

Lest people forget, the police said Kugan was under investigation for carjackings or robberies. A lot of people immediately concluded he was a criminal (as if somehow torture or the death penalty is an acceptable sentence for car theft).

What not many realise is that the police recently told Kugan’s family they could not find any evidence at all that Kugan was complicit in any car thefts. Now the police expect us to believe a 14-year-old student is a hardened criminal?

As always, we get the same old promises from the government that Aminulrasyid will get justice — even though the authorities have fought tooth and nail to prevent cases like Kugan’s and Francis’ from ever coming before a court.

Nat Tan and I edited “Where Is Justice”, a book on custodial deaths, and the Home Ministry has simply swept it off the shelves — because apparently scrutiny is a threat to national security. How can we trust the government to uphold its promises, when it has consistently refused to take the cause of justice seriously?

If the government won’t come down hard on the people responsible for these deaths, who is going to hold it accountable? There is no other option but the political process. Somebody needs to tell the law minister and the home minister to get their act together, because when it comes to investigating suspicious deaths, the government is clearly not meeting its KPIs.

There is no worse abuse of power than murder. Corruption is one thing, but it seems that the authorities do not even take human life seriously — and that is unconscionable. The police cannot be judge, jury and executioner. The government cannot sit idly back and promise more “investigations” that go nowhere.

When we have innocent men dying in police stations, and young boys being shot on our streets, something has gone terribly wrong — and we owe it to these innocent people to demand justice from our government.




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When the party that is the government is like a mafia gang and not a servant to the people who 'hired' ( vote) them , the police are just their bodyguards and maybe hit men?
Whoever vote for Umno are also an accomplice of all crime and injustice by the Umno government. They are also to be blamed. If the same thing keeps happening and the answers given are always the same, then its time we have a real government ( a real servant ).
We need to execise our rights and protect our interests. Vote wisely.

The police and the ministers(home&law)will suffer terribly at the hands of God. I know this sounds like someone ranting and raving but trust me there is a God. They rule with blood and they will answer with their own(family included).
No father or mother or family member should be going through this nightmare. Torture and killing of the innocent by the authorities. The day will come when they will be shot and tortured. Be prepared

Did we kill Aminulrasyid?

Some friends of mine were once robbed at the cybercafe which we frequent (yes, still addicted to Dota). The men came in with parangs, threatened everyone, collected the goods and tried to make their escape.

One man wasn’t able to start his getaway motorcycle quickly enough, and this cost him dearly. Most of the cybercafe came out, descended on him and, well, beat the crap out of him.

This, I understand, is not an entirely uncommon fate for robbers and thieves who are caught by a mob.

Apparently, it is not an uncommon fate for those caught by the police either.

When I first blogged about the death of Kugan, more than a few commentators wrote and said things like: “He deserved it”, “Why should you care about a car thief?” and so on. Oddly, this debate still takes place on said blog post, well over a year after it was written.

Some of my loved ones have also expressed certain sentiments about how justice for these petty criminals cannot be served within our sluggish judicial system, and that sometimes what they really need is a good box around the ears that no one else really needs to know about. Maybe nothing too severe you know? Just rough him up a little?

Well, I posit that we have seen this last week just how and where this line of thinking ends.

With the possible exception of Datuk Seri Sharizat Abdul Jalil, who seems to think once again that this is all the parents fault, everyone is disgusted at the shooting of Aminulrasyid Amzah.

John Lee and I have literally put together a whole book on the subject of police brutality, and I think for me to continue such a critique here would be to flog a near dead horse.

I hope today to discuss public attitudes instead.

Everyone hates crime. I hate crime. An attack by snatch thieves left my mom immobile for days, and traumatised for much longer.

A lot of us want revenge. Inspired perhaps by movies like “Taken”, where Liam Neeson “heroically” puts a bullet in the head of dozens of men who stand between him and his daughter, we want to see an eye for an eye type of justice.

It’s an understandable sentiment, it really is; but we have to go beyond it.

The simple truth is the minute we start sliding down that slippery slope of “it's OK to rough up the ‘real’ bad guys just a little bit”, it won’t be long until we create the type of police force that shoots and kills unarmed 14-year-olds.

Can we say the signs weren’t there?

I have this feeling the Hindraf gang will ask why no one kicked up a fuss with the near hundreds of cases of Indians being victims of extrajudicial killings — most of them shot in the same way Aminulrasyid was?

No one likes racial thinking either, but the facts in such a contention remain. No one can deny that our police force has a reputation (among those who care and pay attention at least) for being a little trigger happy.

As recently as in Hulu Selangor, a victim of police shooting — whose experience is remarkably similar to Aminulrasyid’s and the other person in the car with him — was trying to seek justice from BN politicians too busy peddling promises and bribes.

Norizan Salleh — a slightly built single mother — said that in October last year in Segambut, similar to Aminulrasyid and his companion, the car she was in was shot at and pushed off the road. She was then dragged out of the car, kicked and beaten, after already being hit five times by gunfire. Unlike Aminulrasyid, she managed to escape with her life.

Perhaps if we Malaysians made enough noise about Norizan’s case, it may have given the cops who shot Aminulrasyid a little pause for thought before they did a near re-enactment of Norizan’s scene in Shah Alam, fired at will and took away that young boy's life.

I wish I could say for sure that had I been there that day, I might have tried to stop those cybercafe patrons from beating that robber; but I don't know if I would have had the guts.

If I had — if we had — that kind of guts, maybe we can save the lives of the next few Aminulrasyids, Kugans and Teoh Beng Hocks.



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This BN gomen has proven time and again that it cannot manage the country and economy competently and effectively. The crime rate continues to soar while the police force continue to expand astronomically with more top brass and inflated salaries.

one polce have shot any big guns kids just because this kids are not come wealthy family you think they deserve to die. I cant agree with CPO of Selangor just like covering up. What if the boy was shot by another giving the same reason by this time this guy would be in lock up for investigation not in desk job. Why the rules are so different for public and police personnel can you explain this. So dont think you are giving any smart suggestion maybe you have somebody in police force. Sorry I dont blame all the police because I still have respect for the force but please for god sake do a proper investigation. Dont paint this little boy robber his soul would forgive you.

30 April 2010

DAP accuses police of beating up youth, produces video evidence

The DAP today accused the police of yet another case of power abuse, claiming policemen beat up a 17-year-old boy in Perak after arresting him on suspicion that he was a drug addict.

Taiping MP Nga Kor Ming even produced a video, believed to have been recorded on someone’s mobile phone, as evidence of the purported case of police brutality.

The five and a half minute video shows a group of about 10 men, with one of them holding on to what looks like a wooden stick or a steel pipe, handcuffing the SM Tengku Menteri student to the exhaust pipe of a motorcycle and subsequently beating him up.

The men, one of whom was garbed in a collared t-shirt bearing the Royal Malaysian Police insignia, were also seen stepping on the boy’s head and kicking him numerous times, rendering him unconscious. The youth was also stripped down to his underwear and dragged around.

Nga called on the Bukit Aman police headquarters to conduct an open and impartial investigation into the matter to determine if police personnel were indeed involved.

“It is very suspicious... how did the men get the police uniform with the RMP logo and how did they come into possession of the handcuffs?

“A thorough police investigation must be conducted to clear the name of the police and return justice to the boy and his family,” he told reporters in Ipoh.

He said that the case was brought to his attention this morning when the parents of the boy came to his office in Taiping to lodge a complaint.

“They were very angry with what happened and it is clearly a case of abuse of police power if it is true that the police were involved.

“It is fortunate that this video was actually recorded. I believe it was recorded by the friend of the youth,” said Nga.

He noted that the incident had occurred on April 15 when the youth was allegedly arrested in Changkat Jering by the group of men, who suspected that he was a drug addict.

“This is an especially disturbing case, especially since it comes in the wake of the fatal shooting of Aminulrasyid Amzah,” said Nga.

The 14-year-old schoolboy was shot dead earlier this week when he allegedly tried to reverse his car into a police roadblock in Section 11, Shah Alam.

When contacted, Taiping district police chief Asst Comm Yusof Mohd Diah denied any police involvement in the case and slammed Nga for his accusation.

He claimed that the group of men were not police personnel but merely a group of vigilantes from the surrounding villages who had taken the law into their own hands.

“We have already arrested two of them and they are being investigated under Section 147 of the Penal Code for rioting. We are looking for at least five more,” he said.

He expressed discontentment that Nga had failed to check his facts with the police before making his accusations public.

“It is clear he has a bad intention to destroy the image of the police force. This is very unfair to us,” he said.

He however admitted that the boy had been tested positive for drugs and had been sent to a rehabilitation centre in Sungai Petani.

According to a local in the area, the group of vigilantes were formed for the purpose of punishing the drug addicts who have been allegedly terrorising the villages by engaging in petty crime.

“When police reports are lodged, the police do nothing. This is why the villagers are fed up and have decided to take the law into their own hands,” he said.

Ibrahim Ali says ‘not publicity-hungry’

Perkasa chief Datuk Ibrahim Ali has insisted he was not an attention seeker, blaming reporters for making him comment on issues that have resulted in his opinions being published.

Replying to MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek, who called him a “publicity seeker”, Ibrahim claimed that his statements made on MCA were a result of constant heckling from reporters “wanting him to comment on so many issues”.

“I’m not at all publicity hungry. If ever my statement came out [it] is because the reporter(s) ask and insist [on] me to comment on many issues."

“Now, in a day, at least 20 reporters call me and I can’t concentrate on my job,” the Pasir Mas MP complained via a text message to The Malaysian Insider last night.

According to Ibrahim, he had to continually respond to questions fielded by reporters, claiming that failure to comply would see him labelled “arrogant.”

“If I don't respond then they say I’m ‘sombong’(arrogant),” he said.

While stressing that Perkasa was just a group, Chua said the Perkasa chief was reaping all the publicity he could gain from the constant rebuttal of his statements, seen by some to be extreme in nature.

“Maybe it is through this constant rebuttal that he (Ibrahim) finds a lot of publicity and gets enjoyment out of it,” Dr Chua had told reporters yesterday afternoon.

He had stated that Ibrahim’s support was contrary to the prime minister’s 1 Malaysia platform which, he said, was all-inclusive and more moderate.

Dr Chua’s criticism did not sit well with the Perkasa chief.

He alluded that Dr Chua did not need to be a publicity seeker, since his past sex scandal which was leaked through video had garnered him enough attention.

“Of course Soi Lek don’t need publicity anymore, because his sex video is more than enough [for him] not to be hungry [for] publicity,” Ibrahim added.

He had previously said the Chinese should be grateful for Barisan Nasional’s (BN) aid promised to them during the Hulu Selangor by-election, and had also urged the BN government to stop giving out support to the Chinese, due to the poor support from the Chinese during Sunday’s by-election.



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Possible that he is just a misinformed, intellectually challenged, blinkered, opinionated and easily manipulated racist. Very possible.

“Of course Soi Lek don’t need publicity anymore, because his sex video is more than enough [for him] not to be hungry [for] publicity,” Ibrahim added.

If Ibrahim can give such a remarks. Surely it'll be an insult to the MCA president.

RTM producer claims ‘political interference’ causing documentary to be taken off air

Chou Z Lam, the producer of a documentary on RTMs TV2 claims that the documentary was taken off air due to political interference. He said that the programme which was on the issue of the Bakun Dam was instructed to stop its broadcast alleging that because the BN (Barisan Nasional) was concerned over its chances in the by-election of Hulu Selangor then.

The instruction came from under instruction from Datuk Ibrahim Yahya, the Chief Broadcast Executive of RTM. Chow wrote in his blog "RTM's newsroom chief executive Jumat Engson said the documentary was taken off the air because it had sensitive elements that could be harmful (for BN) in the upcoming Sibu by-election as well as the Sarawak state elections," This came in the wake of the allegations made by Joshua Wong, the producer of ntv7 who quit in protest who claimed that there was interference by Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, the wife of the prime minister and the Prime Minister’s office on his show when it discussed the issue of the by-election.

Chow added that “This is another news interference by the government during and after the Hulu Selangor by-election. I feel deeply sorry for the people of Sungai Asap whom I had interviewed, as their problems and voices are being prevented from being heard by the majority of the people both in East and West Malaysia. The move was totally against Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak's '1Malaysia' slogan of 'People first'. If the Sibu by-election and the Sarawak state election are reasons for the show to be taken off the air, then what RTM is implementing is actually 'politics first'",

Ibrahim though denied the allegations saying that "I did not give such orders [...] you should ask Chou instead,"




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TELL ME WHAT CANT A C4 WIFE OF AN ILLEGALLY INSTALLED AND UNELECTED PM DO?? SHE;S BUYING TIME HERE IN MSIA, AND SHE WILL BE HANGED ALONGSIDE HER HUSVBAND AFTER GEN 13, WE WAIT AND SEE...FOR HER MAJOR ROLE IN THE MURDER OF THE MONGOLIAn LADY

IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD...WE HAVE SEEN MANY WOMEN BEHIND THEIR MAN, BUT THIS ONE IS THE DEVIL WOMAN WHO INSTRUCTS HER STUPID HUSBAND TO CARRY OUT EVEN THE MOST EVIL ACTS... SHE ISNT THE MODERN DAY LADY MACBETH AT ALL...SHE IS THE MELAYU PUAKA, THE FAT PENGUIN WHO MENGHASUT MP BEE END MELAYU BEPERANG DENGAN MP DI DALAM PEMBANGKANG BECOS SHE THINKS THAT THE CHN ARE TAKING OVER THIS COUNTRY!! SHE CHOOSES TO FORGET WHO PAYS THE TAXES AND THUS KEEPS HER CORRUPTED LIFESTLYES!! SHE IS THE DEVIL WOMAN, BEWARE THE DEVIL WOMAN, SHE'S GONA GET U FROM BEHIND


WHILE, MAHATOY DURING HIS YEARS IN OFFICE HAVE PREVENTED NEWS COVERAGE AND THUS COULD HOST BEE END SWEEPSDURING ELECTIONS...BUT NOW WITH THE ALTERNATIVE MEDIA AND YOUNG PEOPLE WHO KNOWS RIGHT FROM WRONG, THERE IS NO WAY THE BEE END CAN RULE AGAIN AFTER GEN 13.

JUST LOOK AT THE HULU SELANGOR BUY ELECTION FOR EXAMPLE... CAN BEE END ALSO SPEND 60000RM PER VOTER?? MULTIPLY THAT BE SAY 18MILLION VOTES AND SEE THE ASTRONOMICAL AMOUNT... I BET THEY WOULD HAVE TO BORO FROM MONGOLIA TO SPEND GEN 13!! BUT ALAS GOD IS GREAT... GEN 13 WILL NOT BE HULU SELANGOR...

LETS SEE SIBU GO TO THE DAP AND GET THE C4 WOMAN READYING HER LUGGAGES TO FLY OFF TO THE MOON!!!!


All our BN cronies medias are not only use to stop the truth from leaking out but it is use to slander the oppositions with false allegations. All these media are giving the blessing from the Umno masters and were guarantee by our AG, no case shall fall upon them.


Are we seeing the light at the end of a tunnel? These UMNO bullies are receiving the middle finger from their reporting staffs. It is about time!
Taxpayers are no longer need to put up with the shit that the arrogant and bossy UMNO bastards command...f**k THEM! WE WANT CHANGE, IT IS TIME TO CHANGE!

Palanivel and Ezam expected to be given senator post next week

Datuk G Palanivel, the deputy president of MIC is most likely be appointed senator where he will most likely be given a deputy minister’s position in the government next week. This was expected after he voluntarily gave up the chance to contest for the BN (Barisan Nasional) at the by-election of Hulu Selangor where they won under P Kamalanathan. Local news portal Malaysian Insider reported that an anonymous MIC leader told them that “The Hulu Selangor BN chairperson will also be accorded a deputy minister's position. Palanivel (right) is an accomplished leader... he was the deputy minister in the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry and was a four-term parliamentarian,"

The other high profile individual Ezam Mohd Nor, the former Youth Chief of PKR (Parti Keadilan Rakyat) a former aide of opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim too is expected to be made senator. Others are Datuk Abdul Rahim Abdul Rahman, the executive chairman of Rahim and Co and Noriah Mahatm the Wanite chief of Pagoh Umno. L Sivasubramaniam, the Selangor state information chief of MIC said that “Palanivel should be given a more substantial role, in line with his seniority in the party. Vice-president Dr S Subramaniam, who is lower in party ranking, is the human resources minister. The government needs to retain its win in Hulu Selangor and there is a serious need for a better representation for the Indian community. We make up the third-largest community in the country and there is only one minister to represent us... Palanivel should be made a minister so that the community's problems can be solved sooner and more effectively. With one more minister, (MIC) could just focus on the poor and work to uplift Indians, many of whom live below the poverty line,”



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yes reward your monkeys who help you stab the rakyat. we dont care

THIS IS A MOCKERY WITH SUCH MISUSE OF POWER FOR "CITIZENS" THAT ARE TRULY JUST OPPORTUNIST TO POWER AND STATUS.

WHAT A SHOW ? THE CIRCUS FROM Putra Jaya WITH CLOWNS who hold CEO, ADVISOR, POSTS!

SHAME TO HAVE A PALACE OF JUSTICE......FOR " CORRUPT, MURDERERS, MONEY LAUNDERING POLITICIANS, MISUSE OF POWER umno BN STATESMEN AND MORE CRONIES ?"

A DISGUSTED MALAYSIAN


SHAME TO HAVE A PALACE OF JUSTICE......FOR " CORRUPT, MURDERERS, MONEY LAUNDERING POLITICIANS, MISUSE OF POWER umno BN STATESMEN AND MORE CRONIES ?"

ENCIK CARVALHO FRANCIS THE LONG LOST HALF SPAINIARD

IF THE PR IS THE FG DO YOU THINK THEY WILL APPOINT MORE BN MAN THAN THEIR OWN AS THE SENATOR?

WHO YOU THINK YOU WANT TO KID?

THE UMNO GOONS?

29 April 2010

Zaid wants Hulu Selangor result made invalid

Defeated PKR candidate Datuk Zaid Ibrahim will file an election petition to declare the Hulu Selangor by-election as void, claiming the Election Commission was biased in the Sunday vote.

He also said he will sue Utusan Malaysia for calling him an “alcoholic”, the main personal attack in the eight-day campaign period.

“I’ve made a decision to file an election petition to declare the results as not valid. My legal team will file it soon,” Zaid told a press conference here today.

“The Election Commission must be seen to be impartial. My opinion is that they are extremely partial, and [we] will act against them,” he added, making his first public appearance after losing by a 1,725 majority to MIC information chief P. Kamalanathan.

The election petition will be filed to declare the results null and void because of alleged bribery.

Zaid will also be initiating legal proceedings against the EC for what he described as a breach of its constitutional and statutory duty to conduct free and fair elections.

“To me, the EC should be free and not take sides. That’s why our federal constitution stipulates that when the Agong appoints EC members, they must be able to give full confidence to the rakyat that they are impartial and independent. So, if this is what the constitution states, we hope the EC is fair and we want elections to be fair, free and impartial.

“If you fail, if there is a dereliction of duty in that, if you fail to exercise that duty, I think we have a case against them,” said the former minister.

According to a report by Chinese-language newspaper, Oriental Daily, the Barisan Nasional-led federal government had spent close to RM167 million in projects for Hulu Selangor.

The Malaysian Insider has separately estimated that BN had pledged and arranged for more than RM70 million in donations, projects and other aid for voters during the campaign

PR have cried foul over the pork-barrel spending by their rivals, accusing them of vote-buying and has blasted the EC for its inaction.

BN chairman and prime minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak dismissed the claims by saying the money was spent for the good of the people and not to buy votes.

Zaid then announced his plan to file a separate suit against Umno-owned daily, Utusan Malaysia.

“I will also take action against Utusan Malaysia for labelling me an ‘alcoholic’, Zaid said.

“Whatever I consume before it was no more than (Tun Dr) Mahathir (Mohamad) consumed or other Umno leaders had consumed. So you cannot call me ‘kaki botol’ (alcoholic) and spare the other Umno leaders,” said Zaid further in a swipe against the former premier who helped BN campaign during the by-election.

Dr Mahathir had called on Hulu Selangor voters to reject Zaid “because he could not perform as he would be drunk”.

The former Umno man said he will only sue the Malay daily for a token ringgit, in a move to show that the civil suit was done on principle and not cash-driven.

“I just put [the figure as] one dollar (ringgit). I don’t want the money. When I sued A. Kadir Jasin I never state the amount but if you defame me, I’ll sue.”

Zaid, a lawyer by profession, said his legal team will be making the preparations soon and the petition will be filed within two weeks time.


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zaid....


Fix them right and proper. To the Rakyat the Hulu Selangor By-Election has brought you fame and the overwhelming support of the Rakyat of Hulu Selangor is an endorsement. Come 13th.General Election, the opposition even without ceramahs will win the election as the Rakyat
knows Pakatan did a clean and healthy campaign with no drop of corruption.

there many Malaysia election result is impartial - do you think why BN can stay in power for 50 years. The Hulu Selangor is a norm - until we the Rakyat can finally change the system via our vote.

Don't accept defeat, but do determine on to serve the people. For the RAKYAT do know who is doing the work and who is sucking the nation resources dry. MP Tony Pua strategy is a better option in raise valid question on the government delivery platform on a continuous manner.


You must challenge those who robbed you of winning the seat. It was clear that all the BN goodies amount to corruption and nothing more. Utusan should be sued and publicly disgraced for their disgraceful act. They don't know the difference between justice and plain injustice. It is a shame UTUSAN is distributed on board MAS. Fight on sir and let the can of worms come out.

28 April 2010

UK elections vs Malaysia elections

After six blissful days of silence in the London skies, the ash cloud from the Eyjafjallaj√∂kull volcano in Iceland has dissipated somewhat — for now, say some experts — thus allowing flights to resume over the UK airspace ferrying thousands of stranded people back into the country.

Anyone living in Britain whilst the ash cloud was in place could be forgiven for thinking that general elections in this country are non-events. Yet the current one being fought over is one of the most important — and exciting — elections taking place here for a long time. For the first time since the Labour party won power under Tony Blair, a change in government is a real possibility.

What’s more, the rather surprising resurgence of the Liberal Democrats is threatening to blow the race wide open: for the first time in generations, the British electorate may actually have a credible third party to vote for, rather than the usual Labour or Conservative parties.

Still, as far as Malaysia is concerned it probably doesn’t really matter who wins the UK elections (we don’t actually feature very highly on the British radar, unless if it’s for pesky things like hanging British drug dealers). What’s more fascinating is observing the way democracy is practised in the UK.

In the UK, all the major political parties — defined as the Conservatives, Labour, the Liberal Democrats in Great Britain as well as the Scottish National Party in Scotland, Plaid Cymru in Wales and finally in Northern Ireland, the Democratic Unionist Party, Sinn Fein, the Social Democratic & Labour Party, and the Ulster Unionist Party — are entitled to air a number of party election broadcasts (PEBs) during an election campaign. Any other parties that are contesting one-sixth or more of the seats are also entitled to a PEB.

And what are PEBs? Well, PEBs are guaranteed airtime slots on all the public service channels, which in reality means all the five major terrestrial channels in the UK (and any national radio stations). Furthermore, channels are required to broadcast the PEBs for all the major political parties during peaktime viewing, that is, between 6pm and 10.30pm during the campaign period.

Can you imagine this happening in Malaysia? Imagine seeing the likes of Tok Guru Nik Aziz on RTM, telling us why we should vote PAS in an election. Or Karpal Singh extolling the virtues of DAP.

In fact, why shouldn’t this happen in Malaysia? We may not have the concept of public service broadcasting, but this shouldn’t deter us from passing similar rules to enable equal airtime to all major parties. It is in the public’s interest to know what all the major parties stand for after all, and not everyone has access to the internet.

One new feature in the current UK election campaign is live debates amongst the three major party leaders. For three consecutive Thursdays leading up to election day, Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Shadow Leader David Cameron of the Conservative party and Nick Clegg, leader of the Liberal Democrats face each other in a series of live, televised debates. This has certainly livened up the campaign.

Nick Clegg, once seen as the rank outsider, has pushed himself and his party forward after his polished performance in the first debate (so much so that the Labour party is in danger of being relegated to the third place).

Would such a thing happen in Malaysia? I’d like to think so, but I shan’t be holding my breath in hope! Even so, imagine the prospect of live debates amongst our party leaders. How would Najib handle Anwar (and vice-versa) in a live situation, knowing that millions of Malaysians were watching, and judging his performance? And how would our leaders deal with the aftermath of such an event, where their every word can be analysed and picked apart?

One other feature of the UK elections that I would dearly love to see incorporated into our own elections is the way overseas British citizens are treated. Britons abroad can vote in UK elections, either by registering to vote by post or by proxy (i.e. to allow someone else to vote on their behalf).

Contrast that with my own position as an overseas Malaysian: despite being a citizen, I cannot vote in our country’s elections because I live abroad. However, if I were a student or someone posted abroad on behalf of the country (e.g. in the army or diplomatic services), I would be able to vote.

As our country already allows some citizens abroad to vote in elections, why not extend this so that all citizens abroad are able to vote?

If the various high commissions and embassies around the world can register the birth of new Malaysians, then it shouldn’t be beyond their capabilities to register Malaysians who live abroad (in fact, most do this already) and organise a day when overseas Malaysians can cast their votes, and then send the votes securely back to the Suruhanjaya Pilihanraya in Malaysia using diplomatic bags.

The current rules effectively disenfranchise a large number of Malaysians, which is unfair. We are, after all, still Malaysian citizens.

Nonetheless, like our own elections two years ago, the British general election is shaping up to be an interesting one. It seems clear that everyone wants a change. But what is the exact change that everyone is after?

A change in government? Keep the current government, but with a new leader? Or, perhaps, a minority government? Despite the pollsters’ predictions, nobody really knows. The skies above Britain may be clearing up from the volcanic ash cloud, but down here on the ground, as far as the election results are concerned, the picture is still far from clear.



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no need to compare to indonesia..take example Iraq and Nepal..there are no issue with the issue of ink in that country.. but in this country with no war and femine..its a big huu haa!!and you ask why..everybody knows laa why!

BN has no cause for joy, warns PAS














PAS today admitted that Felda settlements remain impenetrable but warned Barisan Nasional (BN) not to celebrate too much its Hulu Selangor victory as polling data showed dropping support for the ruling coalition.

PAS secretary-general Datuk Mustafa Ali noted BN won nearly 26,000 votes in the three state seats within Hulu Selangor in Election 2008 but dropped close to 2,000 in Sunday’s by-election.

PKR candidate Datuk Zaid Ibrahim lost to MIC’s P Kalamananthan by a 1,725 majority in the by-election, reversing PKR’s 198 vote majority in Election 2008.

“So BN victory is just a temporary victory,” Mustafa told a press conference at the party’s headquarters here.

Polling data showed BN had only regained half of the spoilt 1,461 votes from the last general election, which were said to be the result of protests by Umno supporters towards the Abdullah administration.

Discounting the gain of the 700-odd votes, along with some 600 postal votes, meant BN had received slightly more than 620 votes from the total majority won. This paled to the combined majority of 6,000 gained by BN in the three state seats within Hulu Selangor under the coalition’s control.

PKR also secured an extra 100 votes over its Election 2008 results.

“So there is no sign of a swing to BN. In fact, Malay support has waned. BN does not look too happy. It is a victory without happiness,” said Mustafa.

The PAS analysis also showed Felda settlements remained resistant to Pakatan Rakyat’ (PR) charms but it was compensated by rising Malay support outside the Umno bastion.

Mustafa said PR had only managed an inconsequential penetration into the Malay heartland and that Umno remained unshakeable there.

“This shows that anything that is under direct federal government control — like Felda and the Orang Asli settlements — remain BN’s vote-banks, and the urban or townships belong to PR,” concluded Mustafa

The closer voters were to the towns, the more likely they were to support PR, said Mustafa, noting Chinese support remained with them while BN kept Indian support in the estate areas.

His assessment was that “Hulu Selangor will become another Ijok”, where PKR’s Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim was first defeated by BN in the by-election but later won by a big majority in Election 2008.

PKR now controls the majority in the Selangor state assembly and Khalid is currently the state’s mentri besar.


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At least we hear something very meaningful from this guy. So don't be so confident of yourself before thing can rebound to this PKR during the next GE again.

BN's so called victory did not even meet their own KPI. As usual the DPM is very quiet now.

27 April 2010

Chinese groups slams Ibrahim

The claim made by Datuk Ibrahim Ali, the president of Malay rights group Perkasa that the Chinese community of Hulu Selangor has not been grateful to the BN (Barisan Nasional) and thus not voting for them in the by-election are not going down very well with various political and civil society groups.

Ibrahim called on the BN to re-look at its promises made and that it is ‘necessary for the government to delay any allocation and approval of projects for the Chinese community’. Loh Chiew June, the youth deputy secretary of MCA told local news portal Mkini that “The Chinese are not beggars. When you try to buy them at the last minute, telling them to vote for BN and they will get rewarded, some of them feel insulted. It is like treating them like beggars. The Chinese will be your long term friend if you be fair and treat them well. But, they will turn away from you if not. It is not that they don't like Najib, they adore Najib, but they do not support these few BN leaders who are 'extremists' like Ibrahim Ali. Sadly, some of the BN leadership are emulating Ibrahim's racist stance. There are those who keep saying that Malays are first and the Chinese should be grateful. This is not the way to win the Chinese over,"

Chow Siew Hon, a committee member of Dong Jiao Zhong added that “The money used for the allocations belongs to the government and not to any political party. The money ultimately belongs to the rakyat. We are all entitled to it. Nobody can say that you cannot get the funds just because you don't support BN. The vote is your personal choice, whoever you want to support. I strongly disagree with that gentleman (Ibrahim)," Meanwhile, Wong Koon Mun, the MCA state assemblyman of Kuala Kubu Baru called Ibrahim a ‘rotten apple’ and a "party to the effort to topple BN."


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Well Najis, you have in your stable someone who will make things difficult for you. Its recommended that he be removed from creating more problem for you . You want Chinese support ? Get it done !!!

THIS RACIST DOG (IBRAHIM SETAN) IS NO USE TO MALAYSIAN CULTURE. WHAT HE'S DOING NOW IS PLANTING HATRED BETWEEN MALAYS AND CHINESE. DAMN SHIT, DAMN SHIT,DAMN SHIT , DAMN SHIT TO THIS GUY NAMED IBRAHIM ALI SETAN.

Youths were beaten frequently while under police detention

A mother of four from Felda Sungai Behrang alleged that police assaulted her four sons and two nephews aged between 16 and 27 while they were under police custody. The 39-year-old Siti Hazar Ngah Dinan said police have wrongfully arrested her sons and nephews for committing burglaries and robberies in Tanjung Malim and Shah Alam.

She was furious upon learning that police treated her sons and nephews badly while under police detention. Siti Hazar strongly believed that police have wrongfully accused them of the crimes.

She related the incident that happened April 13 when they returned to their rented house in Shah Alam after a late dinner. On the way home, Siti Hazar along with her four sons and nephews saw that someone was removing objects from an abandoned steel factory located in Section 15.

They then decided to check the factory out of curiosity. Surprisingly, the people who were there earlier to remove the items vanished when they stepped into the factory. Subsequently, a police car approached them and arrested the six youths for burglary.

When Siti Hazar saw them last Friday, she was shocked to see bruises on their necks, legs and chests. Apparently, they alleged that they were treated badly and were often beaten while under police custody.

Hence, Siti Hazar lodged a police report in Shah Alam police station. Meanwhile, the district police chief ACP Noor Azam Jamaluddin said they will investigate the issue without taking sides. But nevertheless, Noor Azam said they arrested the youths for burglary after police found the stolen goods including 17 laptops, 15 computer monitors, 18 television sets, a DVD player and camera printer as well as few speakers in the suspects' rented house at Section 24, Shah Alam.


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new stories coming up on police Malaysia cover-up stories...

Thank you for killing a 15-year-old with your blazing guns

26 April 2010

Over RM100 million was spent by BN to win a thin majority in Hulu Selangor: — Anwar Ibrahim

I thank the workers and volunteers from Pakatan Rakyat including our friends in DAP and PAS who supported our candidate in Hulu Selangor, Datuk Zaid Ibrahim.

Tens of thousands of Malaysians joined us to show the people of Hulu Selangor that Pakatan Rakyat is committed to a Malaysia where all of its citizens have the right to peace, justice, and prosperity. I am thankful for the tremendous support you have shown.

Your commitment to change is commendable.

One setback shall not divert us from our goal. Any change worth making is hard and will be fought at every turn. While it doesn’t take away the sting of this loss, there is no road to real change without setbacks along the way.

Over RM100 million was spent by BN to win a thin majority in Hulu Selangor: that amounts to RM65,000 per person. Dozens of ministers campaigned every day; the Election Commission appears guilty once again of violating its mandate to ensure fair elections; and the police intimidated our supporters and there are reports that they even prevented some voters from reaching the polling stations.

This means that Barisan Nasional has learned nothing since the March 2008 election. Character assassination, racism, bribery and brute force may help to win one or two by-elections. But the people of Malaysia will not be deceived.

Our country still faces the same challenges which cannot be resolved by dirty politics or a few catchy slogans. The economy is lagging, jobs are scarce and our education system remains mediocre at best.

We must do more to address the plight of the poor and marginalised people throughout Malaysia. And we must bring credibility back to the Federal government as we have started to do in the Pakatan States.

We increased our popular support in Hulu Selangor. We know we have to do more to reach out to our supporters in the rural heartland, particularly the Felda settlements. I am committed to this challenge and my resolve is unwavering.

Let us look ahead to the next contest and work to bring change to Sarawak.


* Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is the de facto leader of PKR and is MP for Permatang Pauh.

Anwar’s fails to strike out Hamzah’s defence in RM10m defamation suit

The High Court here today rejected an application by Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to strike out the defence of Deputy Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Hamzah Zainuddin in a RM10 million defamation suit brought by Anwar.

Judicial Commissioner Dr Prasad Sandosham Abraham said it was unfair for him to strike out the defence at interlocutory stages and ordered the case to go for full trial.

No date has been fixed for the trial yet.

Prasad, however, ordered Hamzah, who was represented by counsel S.Murali, to pay costs of RM2,500 to Anwar for the delay in giving further particulars in his statement of defence.

Speaking to the media later, Anwar’s counsel, S.N.Nair, said he would get instruction on whether or not to appeal today’s decision.

Anwar sought to strike out Hamzah’s defence last November on grounds that Hamzah had delayed in furnishing further particulars in his defence as ordered by the High Court in May.

On Aug 22, 2008, Anwar sued Hamzah, then deputy housing and local government minister, over an article headlined “Anwar Harassed My Wife” carried by the Chinese language newspaper, Kwong Wah Jit Poh, on Aug 19, 2008.

Anwar said the article had caused him considerable distress and embarrassment because it gave the impression that he was engaged in illicit sexual activities and that he was a man of low morals, a bad character and a man with no Islamic values.

Hamzah, in his defence, said the words in the article were justified. — Bernama

Perak PKR claims to have proof Umno using money politics

Dr Lee Boon Chye, the Perak state deputy chief of PKR (Parti Keadilan Rakyat) claimed that the party has proof the Umno is using money politics to try and entice the PKR members of the state assembly to defect as well as to publicly condemn the Pakatan Rakyat. This he said is to help to boost the chances of the BN to win the by-election of Hulu Selangor.

Dr Lee said “Umno is offering each PKR member between RM1,000 to RM1,500 for each appearance at the BN ceremahs being organised in Hulu Selangor to read out texts prepared by BN condemning Parti Keadilan. Umno's aim is to portray a party that is collapsing from massive defections to discourage the Hulu Selangor electorate from voting for PKR candidate Datuk Zaid Ibrahim.” He claims that the he has concrete proof in the likes of recorded mobile conversations who are former Tanjung Malim division wanita chief Soraya Sulaiman, Bagan Serai member Roshanita Mohd Basir and her husband Sazali.



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everyone know that BN Bastard Najis using the people money to do his own interest!

There is nothing new in BN's agenda on plundering while using haram money to distribute in H.Selangor.

of course they are, this is common knowledge, but still in Malaysia, theres people stupid enough to support and vote for these arseholes.

25 April 2010

Be man enough to say it – Anwar tells Najib who claims former PKR MPs told him everything

Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has called on the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to ‘be a man’ and reveal what had been said between him and the 2 former PKR (Parti Keadilan Rakyat) members of parliament during their trip to the United States. Anwar said “If Najib has something to say, then he should be man enough to say it,”

This came in light after Najib, during a speech last week in Bukit Sentosa claimed that the 2 former PKR MP’s Datuk Seri Zahrain Mohd Hashim and Zulkifli Noordin had went to his (Najib’s) room one night in Washington DC and told him everything about Anwar and the PKR where he said “I know everything... even up to (the opposition's) underwear,” Anwar said that “Najib was attempting to castigate the opposition while at the same time refusing to do so openly. It is very demeaning for a leader of a political party, let alone the Prime Minister to hide behind turncoats like Zahrain and Zulkifli.

I have already openly accused Najib of being tainted with the Scorpene corruption scandal and the failure to deal with all the unanswered questions in the Altantuya murder, not to mention the other issues plaguing the nation and the people. Najib should answer them instead of indulging in scurrilous gossip and rumour mongering,”



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When a coward has alot of shit on his hands, how can he spill out when there is nothing substance after all, further he depended on the rejected goons.

Thats the only `STANDARD` and `BRAND` that he has. You cant put anything else in his brain. The stupid coconut brain can only pick up stupid thing. Dont waste you time with him, DSAI. Go and gander more votes for Zaid. Rakyat can supply enough USED underwear to Najis and gang later !

Ibrahim defends Perkasa’s support for Kamalanathan because they share same view

Datuk Ibrahim Ali, the independent Member of Parliament who is also the president of Malay rights group Perkasa has defended the group’s support for P Kamalanathan, the BN (Barisan Nasional)’s candidate in the Hulu Selangor by-election, claiming that both the BN and Perkasa shares the same sentiments on the Federal Constitution although they are not from the same race. Ibrahim said “Some people asked me, if I’m a true Malay leader I should support the Malay candidate from PKR.

Anyone who defends the basic founding principles of this country that we have been defending for the past 50 years will receive Perkasa’s support. It is better to support Kamalanathan who upholds the constitution than another Malay who rejects our constitutional foundation,” He added that “Nik Aziz hugged (DAP’s) Lim Kit Siang, Lim Guan Eng.

This is Malaysian culture, a sign of friendship, I’m not racist. And what is wrong with Kamalanathan hugging me, maybe he hugged me because he wanted me to fight for the Indians. I have been a target in this election, my pictures were distributed, they have been calling me racist and all sorts of lies but I am not contesting and I have not been speaking at a lot of rallies. If Pakatan wins here, for the next two years until the general election, they will do nationwide road shows telling people how the people have rejected BN and how they are going to take over the country. The government’s efforts to improve the economic situation, to attract more foreign investors will be made difficult



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One week ago, Perkasa was the defending NGO for the Malays. One week later Perkasa become the defending NGO for the Indians. And if BN choose a Chinese candidate for the coming Sibu by election then Perkasa will become the defending NGO for the Chineses.


No wonder Ibrahim Ali nick is called the KING OF FROG. He even turn Perkasa into a FROG too.

lanchiao, he even cant protect his own race,

tunduk to the PERKASA racist bastard!!! what if the poeple voted him, he will join the MAMAK team in Umno
racist party too

My husband has no time to debate with Anwar - Rosmah

The prime minister’s wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor has come out to help in campaigning for her husband Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and the BN (Barisan Nasional) in the by-election of Hulu Selangor where she called on voters not to be easily deceived by those who are spreading lies against the ruling coalition. She said that Najib would not have time to debate with opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and that claims that one would be held is just another lie spread by the opposition. She said “Datuk Najib has told me himself that there is no programme at all for a debate.

Look at how they create a lie, claiming something that is not correct just to confuse the electorate here. Later, when we don’t come (for the debate), they say it’s because Datuk Najib is a coward. My husband is not going to waste his time, he has other work to do, and he has no time for a debate with the opposition leader. We are thinking how to develop the country, how to raise the standard of living of the people, that is what Datuk Najib is thinking of. I speak on behalf of the leader, in case you cannot see Datuk Najib and Datuk Najib has no time to say thank you. I wish to say thank you very much (on his behalf). So, I hope the voters will not listen to the slanders hurled by them and I hope everyone have decided to vote for ‘abang’ Kamal (P.Kamalanathan), our candidate from the BN,”

She added that “According to our calculation, insya-Allah we can win, but I must remind everyone that it’s like playing badminton. Until we have secured the 21st point, we have not won yet...although we feel we can win, we must work until midnight tonight,”



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WHAT A STATEMENT FORM A FIRST LADY?

THIS IS JUST PURE GREED IDIOCY. MALAYSIANS WE ARE A LAUGHING JOKE WITH A NATION OF LAWLESS CORRUPTION, MISUSE OF POWER, MEGA MONEY LAUNDERING, AS IN FORMULA 1,
1 MALAYSIA IS RICHER AND MORE BOASTFUL THAN EVEN INDUSTRIALIZED NATIONS?

DO MERCEDES , MICHAEAL SCU NEED MORE MONEY IN SPONSORSHIP WHEN THEY ARE ALREADY LIVING MILLIONAIRE AND BILLIONAIRE STATUS?

YET WE HAVE MANY POOR POVERTY STRICKEN MALAYSIANS INCLUDING SABAH, SARAWAK WHO LIVE BELOW POVERTY LINES. THEY LIVE IN ZINC AND CARDBOARD HUTS?

umno BN POLITICIANS GREED FOR POWER AND STATUS SERVING THEIR FAMILIES AND CRONIES!


When her husband has no time to debate, means he has nothing to argue or unable to crop up a story. Real chicken. His only best game is doing things behind or underneath.

and.....Who is the PM of Malaysia. Is it Najib or Rosmah? Previously it was under Auto Pilot but guess now, history has been made in Malaysia that a female by the name of Rosmah is the PM of Malaysia.



52 Tahun under your corupted party none been done

WHY NOW ONLY WHEN 3 YEARS H/S UNDER PR RULE ...NOW YOU START BARKING THAT YOU CAN DO BETTER THAN THEM.WHAT HAPPEN WHEN H/S 49 years UNDER b**i NEGARA??????


Najis have you donate you sperms to any hooker?????
how about your Sperm brother Baginda Razak?????
Tak payah tipu rakyat lagi !!!!!!!

Blah lah !!!!

If BN wins, funds will be channeled to Hulu S’gor - PM

The prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has given his assurance to the voters of Hulu Selangor in the upcoming by-election that if the BN (Barisan Nasional) candidate won, there will be sufficient funds channeled to the constituency. P Kamalanathan, the MIC’s information chief will be representing the BN where he is up against Datuk Zaid Ibrahim, who will represent opposition party PKR (Parti Keadilan Rakyat).

He said “I will make sure that sufficient allocation is given to this area. The MIC information chief would be a good people’s representative. Kamalanathan would also make a people-friendly assemblyman owing to his ability to communicate in Malay, Tamil and English.” Najib also handed out some RM50,000 in cash to 100 FELDA settlers and promised that more money will be sent to them if BN wins. In handling out the money, he said “Some people call these election goodies, but let me assure you that all promises made here will be fulfilled,”



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UMNO PM ashole, you mean funds will be channel via Hulu Selangor!!!
Once a corrupted snake will always remain a f**king snake...no matter how many times you shed your skin!!!

So this is the type of BN goverment !!! Is Selangor and for that matter,all the diferent States are Malaysia ? Why discreminate ? Are Federal Govt funds and administration not supposed to be fairly distributed. Najis had hit the nail and its the Rakayat turn to TAKE THEM DOWN. Aids and development only come in during election time. Otherwise everyone starts their own dream. Malaysians....wake up !


PM PukiMak NAJIS donate RM3mil if BN or NAJIS win only to the Chinese school in Hulu Sel...!!!
WHAT THE F U C K Najis, u are using the people money to get your own interest.
and we CHINESE will not entertain u with the (RM3mil)

PUKIMAK NAJIS PRACTICE MONEY POLITIC. BN CAN ONLY WIN BY BRIBING THE ULU SELANGOR PEOPLES.

BN REALLY A F U C KING PARTY. ANYWAY , BN NO CHANCE IN ULU SELANGOR.

F U C K BN

Muhyiddin says BN targets 6,000-vote majority

Even before polling closes, the Barisan Nasional (BN) says it is confident of victory in today’s Hulu Selangor by-election, with a majority of 6,000 votes targetted by the campaign.

Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said the 6,000-vote target was based on the majority obtained by BN in winning the three state seats within the parliamentary constituency in Election 2008.

“Two years ago we got around 6,000-vote majority from the three state seats so we are placing our KPI target at the same level,” he told reporters here.

Explaining his confidence, the deputy prime minister said that rough estimates showed that BN obtained 300 votes from one ballot box where it only received 100 votes in the last general election.

“But that is only an example,” he said.

Selangor’s first by-election since Election 2008 was called following the March 25 death of PKR’s Datuk Dr Zainal Abidin Ahmad, who won the seat by a slim 198-vote majority over four-term MP and MIC deputy president Datuk G. Palanivel.

Palanivel was the initial MIC choice but a very public spat with Umno which wanted a fresh face finally saw a compromise candidate in P. Kamalanathan, the MIC information chief and Putera MIC co-ordinator.

Two others, V. Chandran and Johan Md Diah, signed up on Nomination Day last April 17 as independent candidates but dropped out last Tuesday. Chandran, the former Hulu Selangor MIC deputy chief, is campaigning for BN but Johan has disappeared.

“I hope that there will good, reasonable margin. We had set our own KPI, told our workers at their respective... at their peti undi (ballot boxes).

“For every ballot box we have set our own targets. The KPI is based on the previous general election... so that will be our KPI that we had set.

“My KPI for the three state seats should reflect... let’s say we had 6,000 and in Parliament we lost by 198. So the KPI we can raise. That is very simple.

“This is the target. Whatever it is let’s see,” said Muhyiddin.

Asked about the factors behind setting the 6,000-vote majority target, Muhyiddin said he wanted to set a high target so that the BN campaign would work hard for victory.

“We must have targets,” he said.

“I do not want people to say I am arrogant or optimistic... so that when people hear this they do not bother coming out to vote but I want a win,” he said.

The Hulu Selangor campaign has been blistering from the word go, with both rival coalitions pouring millions and promising more while trading personal attacks against each other’s candidates.

In what has become the most keenly-contested by-election since Election 2008, both Pakatan Rakyat (PR) and BN have pulled out all the stops in a vote which could define both coalitions’ fortunes in the next general election.

The prime minister, who has already called today’s vote a referendum on his administration, has hit the hustings continuously in recent days.

Observers point out that BN must win big today to justify Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s personal involvement in what he has called a referendum of his year-long administration.

In an unprecedented move, the prime minister himself has led the campaign to ensure Kamalanathan defeats PKR’s Datuk Zaid Ibrahim.

BN has consistently won the seat with at least a 8,500-vote majority since 1990 when Palanivel began the first of his four terms in the constituency the size of Malacca.

For the current campaign, BN has given close to RM60 million in a combination of projects and cash awards to win over the majority of the 64,500 voters in the traditionally pro-BN constituency, which comprises three state seats won by BN in Election 2008.

Anything less than a 3,000-vote majority, ironically predicted by independent Pasir Mas MP Datuk Ibrahim Ali, will be a slap in the face for Najib and BN.



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If a racist and a racist party can win in this by-election, I really don't know what this country will become. More racist? more corruption? Well, the people deserved the outcome of who they have elected. A fair government or a racist government.

PKR blames poor turnout on BN intimidation and hanky-panky

PKR has expressed disappointment in the poor voter turnout for the crucial polls today and blames it on Barisan Nasional’s (BN) steady intimidation on voters and hanky-panky in the electoral roll.

Besides the “illegal” change of voting stations for 13,488 voters in the large constituency, PKR said they have also received more than 50 complaints from voters who claim their names were suddenly removed from the electoral roll.

“We are still tallying the number of complaints we have received but it is safe to say that there are more than 50 of them,” PKR election director Fuziah Salleh told The Malaysian Insider.

She added that the practice of intimidation by rowdy BN supporters and dubious campaign methods employed by the BN faction had also caused a large portion of the electorate to shy away from today’s crucial polling.

“We cannot say for certain why this is happening... We are still wondering why ourselves. However, we believe that this was largely due to the politics of intimidation used by them,” she said.

As at the close of today’s polls, a total of 48,935 voters out of the total 64,500 voters or 75.8 per cent have cast their ballots.

While today’s voting process concluded successfully without overly violent clashes, the small voter turnout despite the importance of the heavily-publicised by-election comes as a surprise.

PKR views the election as crucial for it badly needs to patch up its tattered image as a solid opposition party in view of the spate of damaging defections that rocked the party of late.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak in the meantime has already labelled the by-election, the country’s tenth since Election 2008, as a referendum to his administration which has been embarking on a more liberalised stance.

The BN has pitched first-time candidate P. Kamalanathan against political heavyweight from PKR Datuk Zaid Ibrahim, who was formerly Umno’s Cabinet minister of law.

“According to our figures, the voter turnout in the Felda areas were a little less than 70 per cent. The Chinese that came out to vote were only about 75 per cent and for the Indian voters, the turnout in the estates were lower than those in the towns. For the Malays, only about 70 per cent turned out,” said Fuziah.

She pointed out that the PKR was suspicious of the method that the by-election was run, adding that in Serendah, the returning officers in three schools had refused to sign the Form 14 of the counting agents.

“By failing to sign, it means they can do anything they want with the forms and we cannot do anything to claim it was a fraud,” she said.

She added however that the PKR’s orders to all its counting agents was never to leave their posts until the forms were signed.

“We told them to lock themselves in the stations and never leave until the forms are signed. This is a matter of life and death,” she cautioned.

Meanwhile, early indication show that PKR may just have a chance to clinch the polls.

An observer told The Malaysian Insider that the poor voter turnout was largely due to the intimidating campaign style used by the BN to buy over support to their side.

“Maybe they are afraid to vote against the BN so they decided to take the goodies and stay away from the polls,” said the observer.

Former candidate V. S. Chandran told The Malaysian Insider that the BN would likely lose in areas like the Kerling polling district, Rasa and Kuala Kubu Bharu town.

“The sentiment in those areas are strong against the BN... people are unhappy with what happened before with our previous candidate,” he noted, in reference to MIC deputy president Datuk G. Palanivel, who was the MP for Hulu Selangor for four terms since 1990.

PKR admits defeat in Felda settlements

PKR has conceded that it has failed to win the majority of the more than 6,000 Felda votes at stake in the Hulu Selangor by-election today.

“We started with support level of about 26 per cent, but in the end we managed to get 30 per cent, but we have achieved our target as our job here is to improve the support level,” said PKR Felda affairs bureau chief Suhaimi Said.

Suhaimi however was still confident that PKR can still win in the election based on the increase in support from other areas.

In Election 2008 PKR lost badly in all four Felda settlements in Hulu Selangor.

The party is only expected to do well in the former Felda settlement of Sungai Buaya, where more than 300 settlers have been waiting to be compensated for their land which was sold in 1994.

Suhaimi and his team of mostly second generation settlers from Pahang have been mounting an intense campaign in the settlements with the assistance of the PAS-backed second generation settlers group, Anak.

The two groups claimed that the land development authority had deviated from its original objective to help landless Malays but is now treating settlers as the source of cheap labour.

They even organised a two day national Felda settlers’ convention in the Sungai Tengi settlement that ended yesterday.

The convention was attended by PAS spiritual adviser Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat and Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim.

Khalid also announced the formation of a special body to administer the process of issuing land titles to Felda settlers in the state, in a last minute attempt to win the Malay votes.

During polling today, PKR canvassers in Felda Sungai Tengi even adopted Umno’s battle cry, ‘Hidup Melayu’ or “long live the Malays” in urging the settlers to support its candidate, Datuk Zaid Ibrahim who is facing Barisan Nasional’s (BN) P. Kamalanathan.

“BN supporters’ chants in Felda Sungai Tengi was drowned by shouts of ‘Hidup Melayu’, ‘vote Zaid’ Ibrahim,” said PKR Youth chief Shamsul Iskandar Akin in his tweet on @shamsuliskandar.

The Malays form about 53 per cent of Hulu Selangor’s 64,500 voters.

Ibrahim Ali slips up on Blair ‘slipper’ protest

Ibrahim (with raised arm) led the anti-Blair protest in Sunway April 24, 2010

Datuk Ibrahim Ali boasted that thousands of slippers would greet Tony Blair if he set foot in Malaysia, but he only mustered less than 100 protesters at the “slipper protest” today.

His Malay rights group Perkasa joined a few other groups who did not want the former British prime minister to speak at a success seminar in Bandar Sunway here over his alleged war crimes.

The dismal showing did not seem to faze those gathered at an entrance to the Sunway Pyramid Mall. Chanting “Allahu akbar” and “Blair! Blair! B*****d!”, the protesters stepped on and burned flyers printed with Blair’s face.

They also threw slippers at a banner featuring the crossed-out faces of Blair, George W. Bush and the Star of David.

The group was mainly made up of young Malays, although a dozen or so Iraqi nationals were also present.

Mohamed Assadi, a protester, said Blair’s sponsors and even those who paid to listen to him share his guilt.

“Those who invited him, to listen to him, are criminals [who] are sharing with him... his crimes,” said the 40-year-old doctoral student.

“Anybody inviting him is sharing with him in his crimes against humanity, against Islam, against this Earth, against human beings. This man should be punished.”

Ibrahim, together with four other NGO representatives, were later allowed into the Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa Convention Centre by the police to submit an “indictment” to the former British prime minister. The press were not allowed in with them.

The five emerged half-an-hour later only to inform the press that they were not able to meet with Blair.

“I am disappointed that I could not meet with Blair because security was very tight,” the independent Pasir Mas MP said.

“We did not know where in the building Blair is. Maybe in the toilet or the nooks of a cloth shop or hiding in some lift. We couldn’t find him.”

But he said they did meet with Blair’s representative and handed him with the document issued by the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal.

“When I met the representative, he said we cannot see Blair personally to submit this for security reasons.

“And I told the representative, Blair never thought of Iraqi people’s security. They just invade and bomb Iraq according to their wish, and now he’s talking about his personal security. So I said, ‘Go to b*****d with your Blair!’ That’s what I told them just now,” Ibrahim added.

The document details the judgement of the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Commission convened in 2008 by Perdana Global Peace Organisation (PGPO), headed by former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

“We hope this war tribunal paper will be submitted to him (Blair) and a copy will be sent to [the] British High Commission,” said the Perkasa chief.

“And we will keep distributing this war crimes tribunal paper to educate and to inform the whole world that Blair is a real, real, real, real war criminal. [He is] a most evil and cruel murderer who should not have been invited to Malaysia.”

Ibrahim also expressed his disappointment to the organisers and asked them why they did not invite another speaker instead.

“There are a lot of prominent speakers, prominent leaders, that you can invited in this world. Why you bring this bloody b*****d Blair who has killed thousands, millions of innocent Iraqi people?”

Ibrahim had earlier also taken a swipe at Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim for his links to former World Bank president, Paul Wolfowitz, who was also implicated in war crimes by the tribunal for leading the war effort.

He said that a Malaysian lawyer will submit a petition to the International Court of Justice for Blair to be indicted for war crimes.

However, he was quick to add that the anti-Blair NGOs had no problem with Britons or the present British government.




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This is a real monkey of Malaysian politics

A disgrace to mankind - that's Ibrahim Katak.
Why did he not protest about BN's engagement with APCO?

This guy is a joker .
Please throw him out of his MP seat , regardless of races !
Show him the true colour of Malaysia....We are M'sian first


No mention of police permit and FRU.

It is nice to see the Polis upholding the Malaysian constitution's freedom to assemble to the point of allowing protesters to trespass on private property ("allowed into the Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa Convention Centre by the police").
Though it is a shame it appears the constitution can only apply for BN supporters once again


what a disgrace to Malaysia by acting like a kampung boy taking his slippers hitting a poster ! He is just an old man who got nothing to do but jus wanted to create some entertainment for himself so that he can once again appear in the newspaper. Alamak, malu sangat pak cik. People are world renown and who are you? Just an idiotic old man.

Barbarians doing what barbarians does best. How does Ibrahim Ali expect anyone to take him seriously acting the way he does with his "Don't talk sh*t" on a widely viewed news channel to calling the ex-Prime Minister of UK names. Imagine when news break out about this little incident overseas or in Tony Blair's home country. Every Malaysian will be branded a barbarian.

No matter how much we disagree with the actions of others, there is always a civilized manner to deal with it.

Book on Dr M finally hits Malaysia

The highly-anticipated book, Malaysian Maverick: Mahathir Mohamad in Turbulent Times is now available in local book stores. The book was selling like hot cakes in Singapore last December when it was still pending for release in Malaysia.

Written by Australian journalist Barry Wain, the book will be available on local bookshelves by early next week. The book alleged that the former premier squandered about RM100 billion during his tenure as the country's Prime Minister.

Mahathir said he was actually anticipating the release of the book and does not need any protection. The book was available in Britain since May last year. Following the publication of the book, opposition MP Lim Kit Siang called on Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak for a Royal Commission of Inquiry to investigate the allegations in the book.

However, Najib declined to set up the Royal Commission of Inquiry as suggested as he deemed it was inappropriate to do so simply because of allegations in the book.




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All MP's please read, this is your corruption manual. You can learn a thing or two.

Tun Mamak,
you mean your son produce BEER, but he didnt take BEER is rite?
how about asking your son to selling PORK, and telling the people he dont take PORK!

This is the a faked muslim asshole, Yun Mamak @ Mr SPIN-doc!

The senile old mamak have forgotten his beloved RMbillion dollar son owns a brewery that brought many muslims to the "water holes".
Just in case his old brain is failing him, Zaid did not jump, never a frog and never will be.
Mamak, you have turned to be a Spin-doc with little credibility left...just bullshiting....deceiving your ignorant and naive rural audience. You and you alone were responsible screwing the kampong folks and you got the gall to crow your great corruptions!!
The only thing left in you as shown in your performance at Hulu Selangor, you live on Lies...small lies, big lies and f**king lies!

THEN WE ADVISE THE GLOBAL CITIZENS THAT THE WRITER IS RELEVANT,

HOWEVER THE FACTS AND INFORMATION THOUGH IS CORRUPT OR OF CRIMINAL LIKE BY MISUSES OF POWER BECOMES "NOT ENOUGH EVIDENCE" IN THE CURRENT MALAYSIAN FG, umno BN,
THE AG OFFICE, THE POLICE,
THE MACC?
THE HOME MINISTER.....
AND LAST NOT LEAST THE FORMER AND CURRENT umno BN CORRUPT POLITICIANS.

THIS FG ARE ALL POLITICIANS WHO ARE RULED BY THIS OLD MAFIA, PLOTTING AND CONSPIRING THE POLITICAL SCENE IN MALAYSIA.....'

THIS CROOKED BIG NOSE MAFIA HAS EVEN MISUSE THE PWOER VESTED IN HIM AS FORMER PM, TO FRAUD EVEN THE JUDICIARY?

SO WE MALAYSIANS WILL VOTE THE GREAT CHANGE COME THIS HULU SELANGOR BY ELECTIONS .
UNLESS THE PR, PKR, DAP, PAS, FIND THEMSELVES ONLY TO BLAME FOR THE EFFICIENT EC AND THE "FRAUD" SYSTEM THAT "FOOLS ALL VOTERS ?"

DATUK ZAID HULU SELANGOR REPERESENT THE IDENTITY OF A TRUE MALAYSIAN.

DO NOT DENY THIS EXTRA ORDINARY MAN THE LIFE OF PRINCIPLE @ 59 YEARS , WE VOTE DATUK ZAID 100% . WE VOTE FOR THE GREAT CHANGE....PR. PKR, DAP,PAS.

WE MUST STOP THIS CORRUPT, MURDERING, CONSPIRING, POLITICAL PROTECTION FOR CRONY CRIMINALS, AND POLITICIANS OF umno BN AND THEIR TOTAL MISUSE OF POWER.

WE MUST STOP THIS CONSPIRING OLD MAN TO BRING BACK Mahathirism through the JR. Mukhriz!

We do away with vision 2020 slogan. WE UNITE TO A BETTER MALAYSIA.

HIDUP DATUK ZAID ,HIDUP RAKYAT, HIDUP PR. PKR,DAP, PAS, DAULAT TUANKU.

LAST BUT NOT LEAST THIS PR, DATUK ZAID VICTORY WILL BE THE VICTORY FOR ALL MALAYSIANS TO CLEAN OUR NATION FROM THE TEOH BENG HOCK, KUGAN, OLD INDIAN MAN MURDERS. THEN TOO THE CRUEL MURDER OF THE MONGOLIAN LADY.
THIS WILL BE ANOTHER VICTORY TOO FOR OUR PATRIOTIC ROYAL CITIZEN RAJA PETRA KAMARUDDIN, PETE!

A PATRIOTIC MALAYSIAN FIGHTING PEACEFULLY FOR A FREE AND JUST MALAYSIA FOR ALL MALAYSIANS.


HIS BOOK IS EVIL. BUT IS GOOD FOR THE UMNO MP TO LEARN A FEW TACTICS HOW TO BE CORRUPTED LIKE HIM.BN NEVER LEARNED THE GOOD WAY SAD CASE

To the former premier squandered about RM100 billions, he became the father of racialist. He must be stone to death by the world

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