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23 July 2011

Najib has no ball..... Malaysia deport French lawyer fighting alleged corruption by shipmaker in submarine deal

 

A French lawyer said Friday he is being deported from Malaysia, and the human rights group he represents accused the government of paranoia after he spoke about a pending corruption trial over a $1.2 billion submarine deal.

William Bourdon arrived in northern Penang state Thursday and spoke at a dinner about the French court case set for trial in September, said Cynthia Gabriel of the Malaysian rights group Suaram.

When Bourdon traveled to Kuala Lumpur on Friday, “a police officer came to get me in the plane, and then I was escorted to the immigration office,” Bourdon told The Associated Press.

After a two-hour wait, he was given an expulsion order and told to get a plane ticket home, at his own expense, and will be held in the airport detention center until then, he said.

Government officials couldn’t be reached for comment Friday.

Suaram filed complaints with a French prosecutor in 2009 alleging corruption in a 114 million euro ($164 million) fee that shipbuilder DCNS paid to Malaysian firm Perimekar Sdn. Bhd. to facilitate the submarine deal.

Prime Minister Najib Razak has denied there was any corruption. He was defense minister in 2002, when Malaysia ordered the two diesel-electric Scorpene attack submarines as part of a naval upgrade. It has since received both the submarines.

In his talk Thursday, Bourdon gave an update about the status of the case, on the French judicial system and what to expect from the trial, Gabriel said.

“He didn’t reveal anything damning. This is just an act of paranoia, another irrationality by the government. They are afraid of their own shadows,” she said.

Bourdon said he told the police he didn’t understand the expulsion and the decision lacks any justification. “No explanation was given to me,” or to the French Embassy representative who accompanied him, he said.

“I told them I acted as a lawyer, in full respect of my duties and the rules of my profession, and in respect of international law and national laws,” he said in a phone interview.

Malaysian defense officials have said the fee was paid to Perimekar for coordination and support services. But critics argued that Perimekar was formed only a few months before the contract was inked, had no track record in submarine services and didn’t have the financial ability to support the contract.

Suaram has said it plans to take legal action against Perimekar and the Malaysian government if the French court rules there is corruption by DCNS.

The case could embarrass Najib and hamper his ruling coalition’s effort to bolster support ahead of general elections that many expect to be held next year.

Perimekar is owned by the wife of Abdul Razak Baginda, a controversial figure who once was Najib’s aide and a close friend.

Abdul Razak was acquitted in 2008 of abetting in the murder of his ex-mistress, a Mongolian woman. He confessed to having an affair with her and said she was blackmailing him. The woman was shot and her body blown up with military-grade explosives in October 2006.

Two policemen working in security were later convicted and sentenced to death for murdering the Mongolian, although prosecutors failed to show any motive. Suaram has said initial investigations by their French lawyers showed the Mongolian had worked as a translator for Abdul Razak in the submarine deal. -AP

another scam from altantuya's murderer.... Najib says Bersih a bid to topple his government



Datuk Seri Najib Razak today accused the Bersih group of trying to seize power through mass rallies, while dismissing the electoral reform group’s allegations of poll fraud.

Speaking on arrival at KLIA after his eight-day trip abroad, the prime minister also maintained elections in Malaysia had always been clean.

“We have never cheated in an election in Malaysia,” he told some 200 Barisan Nasional (BN) supporters at Kompleks Bunga Raya in KLIA.

Najib also brushed aside Bersih claims that BN had an unfair advantage when it came to campaigning owing to the ruling coalition’s stranglehold on the media and restrictions on freedom to assemble.

“We say it’s fair, they (Pakatan Rakyat) say it’s not fair. Isn’t it fair enough that they’re campaigning every day? Every day a ceramah here and there . . . that’s still not fair?” he said.

Najib added that there needed to be a balance between freedom of expression and public order, but stressed that there was “room for dissent” in Malaysia.

He pointed out that Bersih had rejected the government’s offer to have their rally in a stadium and claimed this was because the election watchdog was more keen on having a procession and provoking the police than stating their demands.

“It’s not so much about electoral reform. They want to show us as though we’re like the Arab Spring governments in the Middle East,” he said.

“That’s why they tried to paint us as an autocratic government . . . but actually, they wish to seize power from we who were chosen by the people.”

Bersih estimates that 50,000 people showed up at the July 9 rally for free and fair elections despite efforts to prevent it from taking place while police have said there were only 6,000.

The protest turned chaotic when police fired tear gas and water cannon at thousands of demonstrators, resulting in nearly 1,700 arrests, scores injured, and the death of former military man Baharuddin Ahmad, 59.

The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) has said it will hold a public inquiry into police conduct during the rally following reports that they used excessive force to disperse protesters.

Police yesterday cleared themselves of wrongdoing following an internal probe into alleged police brutality and have instead laid blame on Bersih protesters for provoking the police.



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History has so many examples of tyranny being overcame where leaders became too arrogant and consumed with power !

Just address BERSIH's demands or at least allow the Election Commission to report to the Parliment if you dare.

The PM is in denial and going on the offensive. That's insulting the rakyat. I'm also aware that he has to make that statement to his UMNO audience but how long more can you lie to the rakyat. Despite all the evidence he still maintained that BERSIH 2 is about toppling his government.

He is certainly ill-informed and wrongly advised. Since he came into power the government has fumbled in a comedy of errors that we have the tragicomedy of today. UMNO/BN has been in self-destruct mode for a long time. The seed was planted around 25 years ago. Soon we'll harvest what we sow.

Stop blaming others. If you had done your job well enough nobody would have made any noise. Poor leadership and governance surely will attract criticisms and when the rakyat have had enough change is inevitable.

So, get ready for change for we are ready to change you. Just call for GE13.

najib cheating Britain’s PM on Bersih’s real intentions



Datuk Seri Najib Razak confirmed today that he had briefed his British counterpart David Cameron on the Bersih rally and its real intentions during his official visit to the United Kingdom last week.

He shared the news upon arrival this morning at KL International Airport after a three-country working visit abroad.

The prime minister was quoted by national news agency, Bernama, as saying that he had told Cameron there is room for dissent in the country to allow Malaysians to express any dissatisfaction that they may have yet at the same time, it was imperative that public order is maintained.

He also shared with Cameron the fact that the government had offered a stadium to Bersih which the electoral reform group had rejected because their preferred venue was Stadium Merdeka, he continued.

Najib went on to say he had informed the British prime minister that the demonstrators had intentionally provoked the police.

Once the police acted against them, the demonstrators took photos and posted them on YouTube, citing police brutality, Najib was quoted by Bernama as saying.

Cameron was also briefed that Bersih’s real aim was not to press for electoral reform as professed but rather to portray the Malaysian government in an autocratic light in order to wrest power from an elected entity.

The prime minister ended by saying that he had stressed the Malaysian government always upholds the principles of democracy and has never cheated in a general election because those held in Malaysia are free from fraudulent practices.



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He opens his mouth and lies comes out. The Government and BN politician has become such a desperado. Even the authorities churning out lies daily to cover their atrocities.
This countries had to be saved at any cost from this disgraced, corrupted beasts.

Do you really think that Cameron believed a word of what Pinocchio told him? He has his own people informing him from the UK High Commission.

Surely Najib will think British PM believed what he said since UK is so far away from Malaysia.

Najib has that 1950s mentality whereby news will arrive a few months later. He is not living in IT era where the world is borderless and news flow freely.

What a pity we have PM with this mentality.

If the British PM believe the crap you just said, he will belief anything. Then again, isn't he the one who hired someone from Murdoch's team? So maybe he did buy your story. The question Mr. PM is if your own citizens will but your story. Nobody will forget how your govt and the police practically threatened your own citizens against joining the Bersih rally. There're innocent people still under ISA thanks to you. How will you convince the rakyat?

Malaysia needs free and fair elections



A former Umno minister and lawmaker has reminded the Najib administration to uphold its “responsibility” in ensuring that free and fair elections are conducted in Malaysia.

Tan Sri Abdul Kadir Sheikh Fadzir, who was Tourism Minister during the Mahathir administration, urged the government to engage with electoral reforms group Bersih, and reminded Barisan Nasional (BN) that one of the key reasons why it lost its two-thirds majority in 2008 was its failure to listen to Bersih’s demands back then.

Abdul Kadir said that Pakatan Rakyat (PR) managed to win 48 per cent of the country’s popular vote with Bersih’s support.

“A free and fair elections is very fundamental,” he said in a speech at the launch of Angkatan Amanah Merdeka (Amanah) here. “Why can’t we engage them (Bersih 2.0)?”

Abdul Kadir is deputy president of Amanah, led by former finance minister Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah.

Amanah aims to push for racial unity, good governance and respect for the federal constitution.

“The government will know whether elections are clean or not,” Abdul Kadir said. “Clean up the elections system so that people can choose the government they want.”

He proposed that the Election Commission (EC) include PR lawmakers as part of the commission to allow transparent scrutiny of the election body.

Abdul Kadir said “the year is 2011” and that Malaysians were more educated and demanded a fair and just government administration.

“You must have a good and clean government. Right now money is being spent everywhere; is it accounted for? I cannot sleep at night thinking about it.

“I’m happy that the government is against corruption, but do it properly. Jangan cakap tak serupa bikin (don’t say what you don’t mean),” he added.

Bersih estimates that 50,000 people showed up at the July 9 rally for free and fair elections despite efforts to prevent it from taking place, while police have said there were only 6,000.

The protest turned chaotic when police fired tear gas and water cannon at thousands of demonstrators, resulting in nearly 1,700 arrests, scores injured and the death of former military man Baharuddin Ahmad, 59.

The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) has said it will hold a public inquiry into police conduct during the rally following reports that they used excessive force to disperse protesters.

Police yesterday cleared themselves of wrongdoing following an internal probe into alleged police brutality, and have instead laid blame on Bersih protesters for provoking the police.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has accused the Bersih group of trying to seize power through mass rallies, while dismissing the electoral reform group’s allegations of poll fraud.



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I don't know how but somehow the ex ministers seems to be talking with some brains now. They knew already that the old ship is going to sink now ..when you are in power, you are arrogant and the voices is considered noises.
very arrogant indeed.

Before they are appointed ministers, the medical doctors in UMNO such as Mahatir
and the dukun doctors such as Ibrahim Ali removed their brains. They only get it
back when they are no more ministers.
So that is why you have smarter ex-ministers than current ministers.

That's because they are EX. When in then govt they were yes to all since being a minister has its benefits. Now sudah pensen you can say what you like. This is the character of our EX.
To me just shut up-you had your time and chance but you kept quite now you want to show something-better don't. It is because of UMNO/Bn that you were a minister, therefore better to keep shut if you have decided to retire

Scorpene lawyer deported, RM16b in defence deals quizzed

Pakatan Rakyat (PR) seized on the sudden deportation of William Bourdon last night to renew scrutiny into billion-ringgit defence contracts said to be as scandalous as the RM7 billion Scorpene submarine deal that the lawyer was pursuing in France.
PR lawmakers told an audience of 500 here last night that the French lawyer’s deportation showed the Najib administration wanted to keep facts about defence deals hidden.

“We know French police have obtained quite crucial documents, linking (Datuk Seri) Najib Razak, our beloved prime minister himself. That is why irrational actions were taken today,” said PKR vice president Nurul Izzah Anwar.

The Lembah Pantai MP added, “the fact that the Malaysian government has kicked Bourdon out most dishonourably today has helped our cause even more.” The French lawyer was held in the aircraft by three immigration officers when he landed in Sepang from Penang yesterday morning,

She said that Bourdon’s deportation and Barisan Nasional’s (BN) clampdown on the July 9 Bersih rally for free and fair elections raised questions of Najib’s “pronouncements of transformation.”

DAP publicity chief Tony Pua spent 20 minutes recounting three other defence deals made over the past three years totalling RM16 billion for vehicles that cost Malaysia far more than other countries.

The Petaling Jaya Utara MP told his constituents that this included the RM2.3 billion for 12 Eurocopter EC725 helicopters, RM6 billion for six offshore patrol vessels (OPV) and RM7.8 billion for 257 armoured personnel carriers.

He said that questions over these deals in the media or in Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee were met with the repeated refrain of “itu rahsia (that is secret). The armed forces and defence ministry officials insisted they could not expose military secrets to the rest of the world.”

According to Pua, Brazil had purchased the Eurocopters at just RM82 million per unit as opposed to RM190 million paid by Malaysia, while New Zealand paid just RM240 million per OPV versus the RM1 billion each paid by Malaysia.

He also pointed out that the 257 armoured vehicles are to be supplied by local conglomerate DRB-Hicom, who in turn had bought the vehicles from a Turkish firm for just RM1.9 billion, only a quarter of the price that Malaysian taxpayers would fork out eventually.

The purchase of two submarines from French defence company DCNS in 2002 was made when Najib was still defence minister and a company run by Abdul Razak Baginda, said to be a close aide of the then-deputy prime minister, was reported to have received commissions of over RM500 million from the deal.

Human rights groups and opposition parties here also linked the episode to the 2006 murder of Mongolian Altantuya Shaariibuu.

Bourdon had arrived here from Penang, where he spoke at a fundraiser organised by rights group Suaram regarding the Scorpene submarine deal and was scheduled to speak at last night’s event.

In December 2009, Suaram filed a complaint with the French courts asking for access to information regarding government contracts signed with Abdul Razak’s Perimekar Sdn Bhd and other information classified as official secrets in Malaysia.

The French courts accepted the request to investigate claims of graft in the RM500 million payment from DCNS to Perimekar.

21 July 2011

UMNOPORNO commission soy sauce bottle....RCI rules Beng Hock committed suicide



A royal commission has ruled that Teoh Beng Hock committed suicide as a result of pressure from aggressive and continuous questioning by Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) officers.

The MACC officers had wanted to pressure Teoh to be a witness in their case against a DAP assemblyman for alleged abuse of public funds.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Nazri Aziz disclosed the finding today which, he said, was unanimous.

“The result of the Commission’s investigations shows that TBH was not murdered but that he felt burdened and pressured by the aggressive and continuous questioning session, supported by his weak character, had caused him to commit suicide,” he told a news conference in Parliament today.

“The facts on the suicide were supported by testimony from a psychiatric forensic expert, Professor Paul Edward Mullen, who was hired by the Bar Council.

“Prof Mullen said TBH (Teoh Beng Hock) had truly committed suicide based on his character that had changed from a low-risk group to a high-risk group for suicide after undergoing a continuous and aggressive questioning session,” he said.

The royal commission of inquiry (RCI) also found three MACC investigating officers involved in the case to have used “continuous, aggressive and improper questioning tactics on TBH which had breached its existing standard operating procedures”.

It recommended that action be taken specifically against the three MACC officers.



The RCI also made three recommendations to the MACC: to improve its entry qualifications and officer training programme, to improve the infrastructure and office facilities and to review its existing procedures to be more comprehensive and effective.

Nazri told reporters the government would leave it to the police to take the necessary action against the three MACC officers.

He said the police would have to open an investigation and take the matter up with the Attorney-General’s Chambers for any potential prosecution.

RCI chairman Tan Sri James Foong Cheng Yuen submitted on June 22 the report by the RCI into Teoh’s death two years ago.

The five-man RCI wrapped up its report on June 15 after having heard testimony from 70 witnesses in its bid to unravel the mysterious circumstances behind Teoh’s death.

The 30-year-old DAP political aide was found dead on July 16, 2009 on the fifth-floor corridor of Plaza Masalam in Shah Alam after he was questioned overnight by MACC officers at their then-Selangor headquarters on the 14th floor.

The coroner’s inquest had in January returned an “open verdict” ruling out both suicide and homicide some 18 months after Teoh’s death.

The government was then forced to establish the RCI, which first met in February, with two terms of reference: to probe how Teoh plunged to his death and to look into MACC’s investigative methods.

Foong also said only three copies of the report were prepared, one each for the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, and himself.

The other four members of the RCI were retired Federal Court judge Datuk Abdul Kadir Sulaiman, former Court of Appeals judge T. Selventhiranathan, Penang Hospital senior consultant forensic pathologist Bhupinder Singh and Mohamed Hatta Shaharom who is dean of the Cyberjaya Medical Science College University and a consultant forensic psychiatrist.

The report will be on sale from 10am tomorrow at the Legal Affairs Division of the Prime Minister’s Office in Putrajaya.

The 124-page report is retailing at RM45 a copy and is available in both English and Bahasa Malaysia.



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wow what joke man!!! looks like we need to march again!

this is proof that we will never move forward with this current govt! Please disband MACC now because they have 'aggressively pressured and questioned' to death a loyal and peace-loving rakyat... MACC must be accountable for his death, one way or another!!!

Today is a sad day to remember about TBH case whereby a lie about suicide had made true by an RCI.Is the MACC happy about it..............but beware we the people of Malaysia are watching you scapegoats of UMNO.

large proven liar....Police say only fired tear gas, water cannons ‘nearby’ Tung Shin Hospital



Police admitted Tung Shin hospital was hit with tear gas canisters and water cannon during the Bersih rally, but denied shooting directly into the compound.

Internal security and public order director Datuk Salleh Mat Rashid said today that shots were only fired “nearby” the hospital compound on July 9, and speculated that the wind caused by the rain probably caused the tear gas and water cannon to enter the hospital compound.

However this statement flies in the face of various video clips uploaded on the YouTube video-sharing site showing water cannons and tear gas fired into the hospital.

“In the event involving the Tung Shin hospital, it cannot be denied that water cannons were sprayed at the alley entrance to Tung Shin Hospital but tear gas was only fired nearby, not directly.

“What happend in Tung Shin Hospital, claims that police used tear gas and water cannons cannot be denied, but it could be caused by the wind,” he told a press conference here.

Salleh stressed that investigations were still ongoing and assured that immediate action would be taken against any police officer found to have shot tear gas to the hospital compound.

“In the event involving the Tung Shin hospital, it cannot be denied that water cannons were sprayed at the alley entrance to Tung Shin Hospital but tear gas was only fired nearby, not directly.

“What happend in Tung Shin Hospital, claims that police used tear gas and water cannons cannot be denied, but it could be caused by the wind,” he told a press conference here.

Salleh stressed that investigations were still ongoing and assured that immediate action would be taken against any police officer found to have shot tear gas to the hospital compound.









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By saying that they fired nearby the Tung Shin hospital, are they saying that the doctors who were on duty at the time of the incident are lying? I certainly and majority Malaysians certainly trust the doctors more than the police and politicians.

Just follow what Khairy Jamalluddin said, own up to your mistakes and apologize to the Hospital and the Rakyat, but, then again, when has UMNOsaja ever apologized for all their wrong doings?

Malaysians, it is time to wake up and let us save Malaysia from further abuses from a group of rogues! Selamatkan Malaysia, folks, vote UMNOsaja out come PRU 13!


we push them a little, they change the story a little. But they're never really wrong. Before this they didn't even fire anything there. Then, it was the wind blowing the gas in. Now, more rubbish.

Well, they could not deny that tear gas canister and chemical laced water shoot into compound since it must be on somebody's video. So they claim it was unintentional. Just fired into sky and could not direct where its going to land. Also it was windy that day. They are trained and could not know where it will land. ????????????????????

Does the Director of Internal Security and Public Order realize that he and his men were out of order?? He is admitting that tear gas and water cannons were used against his own countrymen who were out there in peace asking for a clean and fair elections - something very legitimate and should have been the intention of every raakyat from the simple man in the street right up to royalty. Is it necessary to provoke disorder just to ensure that he and his men can put it back in order on that day thereby showing the world that they are doing their job??? Whether outside, near or inside the hospital compound, their actions on that day were uncalled for. The Health Minister and his party boss shot first with their mouths and now paying the price of being called liars; now this excuse.

Liars, liars, liars. But then, what do we expect from such a govt institution? And, needless to say, that Liow Tiong Liar will be most pleased with such a reply from the police. And, they will say all the videos and pics on Youtube, etc are pro-PR, and have been doctored to make BN and the Police look bad. Hello, you think we stupid is it? I was there @ Tong Shin Hospital. Thousands of people were also there at Tong Shin Hospital. We are witnesses to YOUR crime! You think we can trust or believe you? Wouldn't it be better to say that you guys made a mistake and owe up? Or you think being bullies gives you the right/might to dictate that you are right?

Another project from a licensed police thug to cheat the people....Police teams say colleagues not responsible for Baharuddin’s death



Baharuddin being laid to rest at the Keramat cemetery July 10 2011.


Six special teams who probed police action at the July 9 rally concluded police did not cause Bersih supporter Baharuddin Ahmad’s death.

Internal security and public order director Datuk Salleh Mat Rashid said today that Baharuddin’s death was due to a heart attack. He moved to defend the police, saying that the police were only informed of Baharuddin’s condition at 5.25pm that day — after he had passed away.

“Baharuddin’s death had nothing to do with tear gas, police violence or ambulance delay.

“The police only received information after a Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL) doctor reported Baharuddin’s death at 5.25pm,” he told a news conference today.

Salleh pointed out that CCTV recordings on July 9 showed Baharuddin entering Avenue K centre and was found lying down there moments later, disputing previous reports stating that he died during a scuffle with the police at KLCC.

“Post-mortem found that there were no physical injuries..it was a heart attack. But the cause of death is ‘pending lab analysis’,” said Salleh who added that the ambulance too 17 minutes to arrive and attend to Baharuddin.

Salleh also refuted an online video showing a man said to be Baharuddin suffering from breathing difficulties and unattended by police for a long time before he was carried into a police car.

“That man is not Baharuddin...he is Shuhari Mat Isa, who we believe was a key player in the illegal gathering,” said Salleh.

The ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition has been put on the defensive over the Bersih rally for the past week as the international community, from Singapore to the UK, criticised the government’s handling of the public dissent.

Bersih estimates that 50,000 people showed up at the July 9 rally for free and fair elections despite efforts to prevent it from taking place while police have said there were only 6,000.

The protest turned chaotic when police fired tear gas and water cannon at thousands of demonstrators, resulting in nearly 1,700 arrests, scores injured and the death of ex-soldier Baharuddin Ahmad, 59.

The government has promised to investigate allegations of police brutality while the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) will hold a separate public inquiry into police conduct during the rally.



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Come on PDRM. At this stage, no one is inclined to believe you. You just have to accept the responsibility of the death. The police have no justification to fire the tear gas. You have one emotional unstable and panicky commander in Bukit Aman who gave the order. This is the real cause.

Hellow Datuk Salleh. Come let me tie both your hands. Then I spray your eyes with the gas. Then I make you run 100 metre to induce the breathing difficulty. In that condition, see if you die or not. With both hands tied, you can't even move your body to adjust yourself. No need to have a heart attack. Please talk sense, you are not a doctor. You only ends up a policeman just because there is no other profession suits you. Be truthful, God is watching you. And I am sure Baharuddin's soul is over you now!!!

malaysia police licensed criminals most liar .. ... you think you can trick people ...Police clear themselves of brutality



Six special police teams tasked with investigating its own actions at the July 9 rally concluded that police officers exercised “restraint” and were “hospitable” when dealing with Bersih supporters, Internal security and public order director Datuk Salleh Mat Rashid said today.

He also showed video clips taken by the police as well as “individuals” present that day which “proved” that police officers were patient, and had to deal with “individuals as well as provocative groups.”

The video clips depicted police giving warning shouts to protestors before shooting water cannons or tear gas canisters. One video clip, claimed Salleh showed PKR’s Chua Tian Chang running towards police officers in KL Sentral while another clip angle showed protestors “running” towards a Federal Reserve Unit (FRU) water cannon truck near Dataran Maybank.

“There was provocation by protestors against the police...some protestors ran towards the water cannon truck. Warning calls were given nine times before any action was taken.

“The police acted according to standard operating procedure (sop),” said Salleh.

However, he said the police teams were still investigating the incident at the Tung Shin Hospital where eyewitnesses including medical specialists contradicted official accounts that there were no tear gas or water cannons fired at the hospital along Jalan Pudu.

The police commissioner also showed pictures of Bersih supporters detained at police centres, and stressed that they were treated “excellently.”

“This is hospitality, the police were very pleasant, detainees were given good care, they were given a place to pray..like in Mecca, and transportation services and food was provided.

“Its like attending a kenduri (wedding),” said Salleh.

The Malaysian Insider reported yesterday that Bersih organisers and independent observers have yet to be called by police for statements or evidence.

The ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition has been put on the defensive over the Bersih rally for the past week as the international community, from Singapore to the UK, criticised the government’s handling of the public dissent.

Bersih estimates that 50,000 people showed up at the July 9 rally for free and fair elections despite efforts to prevent it from taking place while police have said there were only 6,000.

The protest turned chaotic when police fired tear gas and water cannon at thousands of demonstrators, resulting in nearly 1,700 arrests, scores injured and the death of ex-soldier Baharuddin Ahmad, 59.

The government has promised to investigate allegations of police brutality while the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) will hold a separate public inquiry into police conduct during the rally.



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what about those videos which showed the police hitting the people after they were handcuffed? hitting people after arresting them - selective perception!

Book this all police which done wrong by voting pakatan rakyat in power that the answer, then they will know how great they were. bring them to justice.

How can PDRM clear their bad image from their own video and not on those taken by the public. It doesnt make sense. PDRM has a history of doing the bad things and trying to deny. They just cannot be trusted.

All Government institutions presently has zero credibility! Read again, zero credibility, that is how low the Government had descended.

The more you try to lie and spin to your favour and concealing the truths the more the Rakyat will react. The results of all the misgovernance and abuse of power will be shown in the ballot boxes come PRU 13!

Teoh family rejects RCI verdict



The family of Teoh Beng Hock may request a judicial review of the suicide verdict delivered by the royal commission of inquiry (RCI) into the former DAP aide’s death.

“The verdict of suicide is unacceptable to the family,” Teoh family lawyer Karpal Singh told reporters at his office here.

“The RCI is an inferior tribunal in law and any decision made by an inferior tribunal is reviewable by the High Court.”

Karpal, who is also DAP chairman, said he is studying the RCI report “line by line” to decide on the next course of action, which will be made known early next week.




He added that there was no question of regret on the part of Teoh’s family, who pulled out of the RCI, as they felt the commission should not have been set up in the face of the ongoing High Court revision of the coroner’s inquest.

The royal commission ruled today that Teoh committed suicide as a result of pressure from continuous and aggressive questioning by MACC officers.

Teoh Lee Lan, Teoh’s sister holds up the report during a press conference in Kuala Lumpur July 21 2011. — Picture by Choo Choy May
The officers had wanted to pressure Teoh to be a witness in their case against his boss, Seri Kembangan assemblyman Ean Yong Hian Wah, for alleged abuse of public funds.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz disclosed the finding today which he said was unanimous.

The royal commission also found three MACC officers to have breached standard operating procedures and recommended that action be taken specifically against them.

Nazri told reporters the government would leave it to the police to take the necessary action against the three MACC officers.

But Karpal said today he could not think of any action that could be taken against the three other than disciplinary action.

Fellow Teoh family lawyer Gobind Singh Deo, however, added that they were working to find a section of law that could be extended to cover the actions of the officers in question.



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Be strong TBH family. The truth can only be uncovered when BN is fully ousted. Im not saying that MACC are murderers but when their SOPs clearly induced the 2 victims to commit "suicide", then there must be something wrong.

How do you know they commit suicide and not thrown out? with these animals in the MACC, its more likely that TBH and the late custom officer was "cooked" and thrown out to hide their crime...With a tainted Chief Justice can we expect justice for TBH???

To ALL RCI members, a person when still alive, felt from a height of approximately 100 feet, NO BLOOD came out from the body. Something is not right. Just do a simple test, throw a live animal (without wings, i.e, do not use duck or chicken) from the same window where the late TBH said to be felt from to the same place where his body was found. You will find blood from the death animal all over the place.

The late TBH should have been death more than half an hour before he was throw out of the window.

Even the hawkers in the market place will tell you that a person or animal died more than half an hour, the blood in the body will be harder. Check with the live chicken sellers, they can confirm this.

Any medical officer can help to clarify this?

The MACC officers simply bullied TBH into submission.... that's what the RCI says.... and ultimately, the bullies must be made accountable. The RCI only reveals how incompetent and obsolete interrogation tactics. They only know how to bully.... no need to use their brains.... just beat the heck out of the suspects... and get confessions any way they can. Murderers at MACC still walk.

UMNO feeds gambling tycoons to sue Kelantan government over lottery ban

 

Three Chinese traders are suing the PAS-led Kelantan government for imposing a state-wide ban on the sale of lottery tickets earlier this year.

The trio wants the court to bar the state government and the Kota Baru municipal council from making any laws related to all forms of gaming, including banning the sale of Big Sweep lottery tickets in Kelantan.

In their originating summons filed last June 6, the three businessmen named as Wong Meng Yit, 47, Lee Khim Haw alias Lee Khim Hwa, 58, and Gan Han Chuan, 44, said neither the state nor local governments were authorised to impose any rule on any gaming activity.

They added that such laws could only be decided by Parliament.

MCA central committee member Datuk Ti Lian Ker told The Malaysian Insider he was part of a 10-man legal team representing the traders and that the suit was to show the PAS administration practised double standards.

He linked the Kelantan government’s gaming ban to the recent Kedah government’s decision to shut down 13 types of entertainment outlets, including karaoke joints, during the Ramadan fasting month.

Both state governments are led by PAS mentri besar.

“Why is the Kelantan government not able to compromise like Kedah? Is it just because there are more Chinese voters in Kedah?” Ti challenged.

The Kedah government under Datuk Azizan Abdul Razak reversed its blanket ban to block only Muslims from patronising entertainment centres during Ramadan.

The civil suit had been brought up for case management earlier today before High Court judge Datuk V.T. Singham who then ordered it transferred to its appeals and special powers division.

Their lawyer, Lee Kien Han, told reporters the suit has again been set for case management on August 17 as the Kelantan government, represented by its state legal advisor, had raised a preliminary objection and wanted it heard in Kota Baru.

The Kelantan government had been heavily criticised in March this year, ahead of the Kerdau and Merlimau twin by-elections, when word of the ban leaked.

The authorities later clarified that the lottery tickets could be sold in the state, but only at business premises licensed for gaming activities.

 

 

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If I am a chinese and I do not want my loved ones to gamble away their money? Welfare lottery? Where does the money goes to ? Wo is benefitting from this money collected? Maybe I would like to suggest to Nik Aziz to allow only BN members to purchse all this lottery tickets cos they are the one who is benefitting from all the money collected.

Another "sadiwara" to play hero...to try and demonised PAS and drive a wedge with DAP. Malaysian particularly Chinese can see what the MCA stand for on important issues affecting the people when the Deputy President of the party can lie through his teeth even when overwhelming evidence are available on videos that the Riot police have shoot chemical lace water and tear gas into the Tung Sin Hospital compound just to please the UMNO master. The days of playing lab - dog party are gone and if MCA still don't realise this fact then they will be wipe out in the 13 GE.

Tua Lan Ker, if MCA still wants to remain relevent, do something useful for the chinese. For example, fight for the increase in number of chinese schools and scholarship. We certainly do not want you to fight for more gambling outlets. Is MCA also fighting for the increase of number of massage parlours and watering holes? MCA is both irrelevent and pathetic. You are no hero to the chinese but just reinforcing the notion that gambling is part of chinese culture when it is not.


 

20 July 2011

Utusan’s Jewish claims either endorsed by Najib or show PM powerless



Datuk Seri Najib Razak either endorsed Utusan Malaysia’s claims that the Bersih rally will spark a Jewish-led siege on the country, or the prime minister has no control of his party’s newspaper, Lim Kit Siang said today.

The DAP adviser also said Umno’s “spin doctors” in Utusan Malaysia were damaging Malaysia’s international image and national interests.

“Either the Utusan Malaysia spin doctors have the full endorsement and a blank cheque from the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and the Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishamuddin Hussein to spin their worst, or the Umno spin doctors are totally out of control...which is which, Najib and Hishamuddin?” said Lim in a statement today.

In an editorial yesterday, the Malay newspaper said Bersih could lead to Jews and Israelis infiltrating Malaysia. The paper made the claim in reference to former police chief Tan Sri Rahim Noor’s assertion that there were parties who wanted any country that was against Jews and Israel to be toppled.

Lim (picture) pointed out that Rahim lost his job after assaulting Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim in the infamous 1998 “black eye” incident.

“He could have no evidence for his sensational allegation in the Mingguan Malaysia interview apart from a very fertile figment of imagination,” said the Ipoh Timur MP.

Utusan Malaysia’s Jewish conspiracy claims forced the government to issue a statement distancing itself from the editorial.

The Singapore Straits Times carried the statement, purportedly issued yesterday in response to the daily’s Jewish conspiracy claim, and quoted the official as saying: “The claims made by Utusan today do not reflect the views of the government.

“Malaysia is a tolerant and moderate nation which has long benefited from being home to people of many faiths. Regardless of their political views, it is unacceptable for anyone to stir up hatred and suspicion against any religious group in the way we have seen today.”

The government has been eager to project an image of religious moderation following yesterday’s meeting between Pope Benedict XVI and Najib in Rome, and the announcement that Putrajaya and the Vatican would establish diplomatic ties.

Utusan Malaysia has been training its guns on Bersih 2.0 since the electoral reforms march, publishing hard-hitting articles with anti-Islam accusations against the group and claiming that it was funded by Christian groups such as the Konrad Adenauer Foundation from Germany and the Canadian Allied Foundation.

The Malay daily’s views, however, come at a time when the Najib administration is attempting to repair its international image, said to have suffered a major bruising after the massive police clampdown on the Bersih rally.


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I been to Myanmar, their newspapers are better written than Utusan. Utusan is worse than 3rd world country newspaper. Writen by uneducated people that supported by UMNO. Both Utusan & UMNO have 4th world mentality. How can this country advance with these leaders??? Sooner than later you will notice Myanmar will have a stronger GDP than Malaysia with these leaders around.

Police tried to kill Anwar



A view of Fayyadh's head after the police attack in the KL Sentral tunnel during the Bersih rally July 9 2011

PKR has accused the police of attempting to murder Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim during the July 9 Bersih rally.

Party leaders said today that light strike force personnel had fired tear gas canisters into the tunnel the opposition leader and other Bersih supporters were marching through.

They claimed policemen had aimed to kill Anwar who was pulled back and protected by his bodyguard who took a canister directly to his face, shattering his cheekbone.

“They aimed directly at Anwar’s head and a direct hit from one of these canisters can kill. We want this case classified as attempted murder,” said vice president N. Surendran who accompanied the opposition leader’s bodyguard Fayyadh Afiq Albakqry to lodge a police report at the Dang Wangi headquarters today.

Fayyadh, accompanied by Surendran, Subang MP R. Sivarasa and other PKR lawyers had lodged the report today as he was only discharged from hospital yesterday.

He said he had five titanium plates inserted into his cheek after the incident where PKR says almost a dozen canisters were fired into the tunnel and three, including Fayyadh and PAS’s Shah Alam MP Khalid Samad were hit directly in the head.

“The amount of tear gas fired could also have caused the air in the tunnel to become lethal if those gathered were not able to get out,” Surendran added.

Pakatan Rakyat (PR) leaders have also accused the police of “waging war” on those who gathered to call for free and fair elections, citing a Bar Council report claiming that police “had “arbitrarily, indiscriminately and excessively” fired from water cannons and launched tear gas canisters at close range and at eye-level at demonstrators.

However, police said yesterday that a probe into alleged police brutality during the Bersih rally was nearly complete and the findings would be made public by next week.

Bersih had gone ahead with the rally despite being denied police permission, plunging Kuala Lumpur into chaos as tens of thousands poured into the city, resulting in nearly 1,700 arrests, scores injured and the death of a PKR division leader’s husband.

The coalition of 62 NGOs had earlier agreed to an offer by Najib to move its street gathering to a stadium but was then told by authorities not to gather in the capital, ruling out its choice of the historical Stadium Merdeka.



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Look back at the case of the Altantuya murder. Until now, the faces of two policemen convicted of the crime have never been shown to the public as they were covered up when brought into and out of the court. Those committing crimes on behalf of the government obviously know they are protected.

All their actions are paid for with our taxpayers' money. It should be the duty of every decent Malaysian to play whatever role they can to end the tyranny.

"However, police said yesterday that a probe into alleged police brutality during the Bersih rally was nearly complete and the findings would be made public by next week."

Police investigating police will NEVER yield an independent outcome. Stop the charade!

You think we are stupid or what??????

In my opinion, the IGP and Hishamudin should be charged for attempted murder because the order came from them.

No contact made by cops in brutality probe



Bersih 2.0 rally organisers and observers today confirmed that their accounts of police brutality have not been recorded by investigators, raising doubts if their complaints will be fairly assessed in the ongoing police probe on what transpired during the rally.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Ismail Omar had announced yesterday that the probe, conducted by six newly-formed committees, was nearly complete and that findings would be revealed in public “very soon”.

“As far as I know, I do not think that anyone has been called. If anyone is called up to speak to the cops, the steering committee members are usually kept informed on an email thread,” said Dr Subramaniam Pillay, one of Bersih 2.0’s steering committee members.

“But on this matter... so far, nothing. We have not been asked to surrender videos or pictures, not that I know of.”

The Inspector-General of Police had told a press conference at the Bukit Aman headquarters yesterday that the probe would include a careful study of all videos and pictures of the rally and interviews with police officers on duty that day, the general public and rally participants or eyewitnesses.

Bar Council vice-president Christopher Leong confirmed that none of the council’s over 100 rally monitors had been called up to aid investigations although the probe commenced last week.

“I have spoken to our CEO Rajen Devaraj and as far as we know, the police have not contacted the council or our monitoring team to get any input. We have not been asked to surrender videos or pictures,” he said when contacted.

The council’s monitors have compiled their own observations in a special report released after the rally, concluding that the police had “arbitrarily, indiscriminately and excessively” used unnecessary force on Bersih 2.0 protestors.

Apart from the Bar Council, human rights group Suhakam had two commissioners and more than 30 staff members on the ground during the protest, while PAS had deployed more than 5,000 unit amal members.

“I am very sure that none of our people were called to offer our views. As far as I know, no one has told us anything about this,” Suhakam commissioner James Nayagam told

PAS MP Dr Mohd Hatta Ramli, who was in the thick of the chaos on July 9, also confirmed with The Malaysian Insider that the police have yet to seek input from any party member.

“But what did you expect? They will only interview the thousands of policemen on duty that day. My impression is that they only want to compare videos... from YouTube or elsewhere on the internet,” he said. “And you can expect that they will only show videos of the police smiling and waving and all that. Perhaps a few shots of people approaching the police in an angry manner.”

Leong agreed, saying if the probe failed to include interviews of those from Bersih 2.0, PAS, Suhakam or the Bar Council, it was likely to be “an incomplete and insufficient investigation”.

“Of course they should be contacting not only you (Bar Council) but the two other significant groups - Bersih 2.0 and PAS. They would obviously have an account of what happened.

“The PAS’s unit amal guys were very organised in terms of crowd control and facilitating the whole rally and if they have 5,000 people working officially, they should be asked their views,” he said.

IGP Ismail had promised the media yesterday that a special video screening session featuring relevant recordings of the rally would be held in Bukit Aman once he receives the final report on the probe.

Tens of thousands took to the capital’s streets on July 9 to join Bersih 2.0’s rally calling for free and fair elections but were forced back by the police who fired tear gas canisters and water cannons at them.



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Its an obvious strategy from the Police they will take ages to conclude the investigation. Maybe they will say that bersih is not their priority. Public pressure has no effect to them as they are attached politically. Shielded in the ruling government. How can such organization function well when they are not independent.

A one-sided probe will only benefit one side. We are "fighting" for the noble cause for a Free & Fair" elections. UMNO is scared of being exposed when we actually probe the EC. Changing the rules at EC would definately affect UMNO.... this is why they are jumping up n down, threatening and insulting.

as usual the investigation is only center at the police own account, typical of self arrogance of government dept. They will also show more video to prove their point like what CSL said; "it depends on which angle you see"

hahahahahhaa..every one knows thier so called investigate is to show good footage and to save their image and discredit real truth... shame on them..there is no truth and justice in MALAYSIA..

do not understand the requirements of Islam...MCA the UMNOPORNO sleeping dog said...PAS’s MTV stand contradicts Selangor government,...



PAS is contradicting the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) Selangor government by calling for the cancellation of the state-approved upcoming MTV World Stage concert here, Wanita MCA said today.

Wanita MCA secretary-general Senator Chew Lee Giok also pointed out that the Islamist party’s opposition to the popular concert, which features American rock band 30 Seconds to Mars, put Malaysia in a bad light.

“Opposition to events like these gives outsiders the impression that Malaysia is a close-minded state, which we are not,” said Chew in a statement today.

“PAS needs to stop outright objecting to concerts, as it always does, and instead have a constructive dialogue with the involved parties to work out a solution, as politicians should,” she added.

PAS Youth chief Nasrudin Hassan Tantawi reportedly said that his party was against concerts that encouraged immoral activities.

PAS Youth had protested a concert by openly gay “American Idol” runner-up Adam Lambert last October, but authorities allowed the concert to proceed after imposing guidelines that required he tone down his act.

American R&B star BeyoncĂ© Knowles was also forced to postpone a concert in 2009 after PAS Youth objected to her sexy outfits and provocative stage moves that it said would “erode the moral values” of Malaysian youth.

PAS’s Shah Alam MP Khalid Samad reportedly said that he opposed the MTV concert, which will be held this Sunday in i-City here, as it was too close to Ramadan next month.

He also said about 2,000 residents in Section 7 here were against the concert venue as i-City was near a residential area.

Chew pointed out that Khalid could work with the authorities to minimise possible disturbances to residents, instead of calling for an outright ban.

“The complaints of the people should not be a platform on which a politician twists the message into an assault against any party (government or commercial entity), as PAS has done with their opposition of the MTV World Stage concert,” said the Selangor Wanita MCA chairman.

Chew also stressed that the MTV concert here will promote Malaysia as it will be broadcast to 162 countries.

Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim said earlier today that alcoholic drinks and cigarettes will not be sold at the concert to ensure that Muslim culture in the Malay-majority state capital will not be compromised.

The MTV concert will feature local rock band Pop Shuvit, Korean boyband BEAST and American alternative rock band Neon Trees, besides 30 Seconds to Mars, whose lead vocalist is American actor Jared Leto.



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If the faith is strong , the music and dancing should be entertaining. Beyonce's dancing is provocative and sexy, our own Malay traditional dances with the swaying too are seductive, right? So it doesn't matter. As for PAS Youth, while your elders are making the wise moves, the youth is making the unpopular moves. Is it because of attention deficit disorder which is further amplified by the mainstream media?

At least PAS has a stand and not just 'pak turut'.

18 July 2011

Correct, correct, correct...joke of the year...Malaysia committed to judges’ independence says UMNOPORNO flatterers dogs



Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak pledged today to uphold judiciary independence in the country and emphasised its importance to a democratic nation.

“Safeguarding and ensuring the continued independence of the judiciary is an ideal that Malaysia is wholly committed to.

“It must be said that the Malaysian judiciary has experienced a fair measure of both accolades and controversy since independence,” he said.

The prime minister’s keynote address at the launch of the Commonwealth Magistrates’ and Judges’ Conference 2011 here at the Royale Chulan Hotel was read out by the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Aziz.

“An independent judiciary is one of the most important reasons for our national achievement.

“It is a central component of our democracy, as is the case in each of the countries represented here today,” he said.

Najib admitted that the country saw “turbulent changes and controversy, which attracted considerable public criticism and speculation” in the late 1980s.

“The erosion of public confidence in the judiciary was recognised and measures expressly taken to fortify the safeguards of judicial independence,” he said, without elaborating further.

The prime minister also stressed that strengthening the judiciary as an institution is a “continuously evolving process”.

“The future of judicial reform is important to ensure the country’s continued economic growth, and to protect the civil liberties and freedom of its diverse, multi-ethnic and multi-religious population,” he said.

He said the challenge is to craft a “vision” in which people can live together harmoniously in a society while at the same time being able to “maintain, rather than dilute or lose a strong sense of belonging” to their particular community.

“This is how we approach our advocacy of the 1 Malaysia national guiding philosophy concept that has been actively propagated throughout the country at all levels in the last few years with considerable success,” he said.

The conference aims to promote better understanding among judicial officers of all ranks and from all parts of the Commonwealth on various diverse issues, to explore various approaches to those issues in different parts of the Commonwealth, to maintain the rule of law throughout the Commonwealth and to serve the people of the Commonwealth.

A total of 320 participants from 32 countries are taking part in the four-day conference.



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How to believe you when you parachute an UMNO man straight to Federal Court and then made him the Chief Judge by passing many senior judges? And how to believe you when the Karpal is telling again and again that the man bribed court official as per his admission?

Broken promises and broken words . . . . New slogan for our brilliant PM!

VK Lingam says otherwise. Correct, correct, correct?

Baharuddin kin gives Putrajaya week to probe death



The family of the late Baharuddin Ahmad yesterday set a seven-day deadline for Putrajaya to investigate his death at the July 9 Bersih rally.

“We ask and hope that witnesses, who were there and knew what really happened on that day that caused his death, to come forward and help us find truth and justice,” Baharuddin’s widow, Rosni Melan, told reporters today.

“We made a police report yesterday and request for special investigation proceedings on his death within seven days from the date of the report,” added the Setiawangsa PKR Wanita chief.

The 55-year-old said the family will take legal action if Putrajaya fails to do so.

Rosni refused to comment on the police’s move to set up an independent team to investigate her husband’s death.

City CID chief Datuk Ku Chin Wah said on Saturday that three police teams will investigate Baharuddin’s death along with claims by Tung Shin Hospital specialists that tear gas and water cannons were fired into the city hospital during the electoral reforms rally.

Baharuddin, 56, died at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital on July 9 after he collapsed near KLCC while running away from police tear gas and water cannon bombardment.

A group of activists and PKR lawmakers previously sent a protest note to the Bukit Aman federal police headquarters over the man’s death.

Ku also said the independent teams will probe allegations of police brutality.


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Make it compulsory for police personnels to have their identification number printed in large font so that they will be easily identified when in crowd control situations. Recent YouTube Bersih rally shown so many instances the police have subtle ways to hurt the handcuffed rakyat. No place for these uniformed rascals in the police force

messenger of Satan Jewish tycoons...Bersih an opportunity for Jews to infiltrate country, says Utusan



Utusan Malaysia said today that street demonstrations could open the door to Jews and Israel to interfere in the country’s affairs.

The Umno-owned newspaper specifically named Bersih as such an example after citing former police chief Tan Sri Rahim Noor’s assertion that there were parties who wanted any country that was against Jews and Israel to be toppled.

“When the drums in the name of basic human rights becomes louder, it gives an opportunity to pro-Jewish groups to interfere in any Muslim country,” Utusan said in an editorial today.

“We may not be aware that supporting an action, including demonstrations, can trap us in the mission of foreign parties who are trying to control the country. The same with the illegal Bersih gathering, it is not free from getting foreign aid where thousands of ringgit was channelled into their account.”

The Malay daily also added that “we have seen a political leader who is said to be close to Jewish leaders and NGOs. Due to political ambitions, Islam and Malays can be sold out,” it said, repeating allegations it has made in the past against opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, whose Pakatan Rakyat (PR) were firm backers of Bersih.

Utusan Malaysia has also painted Bersih chairman Datuk Ambiga Sreenivasan as anti-Islam and previously alleged that Bersih was funded by Christian groups such as the Konrad Adenauer Foundation from Germany and the Canadian Allied Foundation.

It added today that “Muslims and Malaysians should not allow any party especially Jews from interfering in the affairs of this country”.

Its news editor, Zulkiflee Bakar, also wrote in a separate commentary that swift action should be taken against the Bersih chief, as “we want to know the truth behind the allegations that Ambiga has received foreign funds to organise the illegal demonstration”.

Bersih had gone ahead with the July 9 gathering despite being denied police permission, plunging Kuala Lumpur into chaos as tens of thousands poured into the city, resulting in nearly 1,700 arrests, scores injured and the death of a PKR division leader’s husband.

The coalition of 62 NGOs had earlier agreed to an offer by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak to move its street gathering to a stadium but was then told by authorities not to gather in the capital, ruling out its choice of the historical Stadium Merdeka.

Following the rally, Utusan Malaysia had also accused Anwar, Ambiga and DAP leaders of using PAS and Malays as political tools to press ahead with the rally.


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Stupid utusan. if street demonstrations could open the door to Jews and Israel to interfere in the country’s affairs. What about PM went to vatican???

The Jews and Israel already interfere in the country’s affairs after our PM endorse the 1Malaysia Slogan and pay Millions to APCO.

Another attempt by the authorities to tell the rakyat that we, the citizens, are a stupid lot!

They should ask the "first lady" why she's paying a certain Jewish jeweler so much money! Was the money she paid also to topple our country. He IS famous for laundering money!
Whoa whoa! First you guys hentam Chinese, then you hentam Christians as a whole and now you are blamming jews?

Seriously, why is Utusan allowed to still walk free and not detained under ISA? How many innocent lives has been detained under ISA for the pleasure of the Home Minister and Prime Minister and Utusan still walking free?

All BN component are BASTARD LIAR....MCA, Gerakan approved nightspot ban in 1997



PAS today called MCA and Gerakan hypocrites for criticising the Kedah ban on entertainment outlets, pointing out that the two parties had approved the law when it was passed during the rule of the Barisan Nasional (BN) in the state.

“It was this group that supported the enactment in 1997 when it was debated before,” PAS information chief Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man said in a statement carried on PAS website Harakah Daily this morning. “Suddenly, they want to become heroes supposedly because they want to protect the rights of the non-Muslims.”

Tuan Ibrahim (picture), who is PAS Pahang commissioner, also countered accusations that the state’s decision yesterday to revoke the ban was due to the Islamist party’s subservience to DAP and dared all BN-controlled states to impose the same restrictions.

Instead, Tuan Ibrahim said it was a smart move because operators had now agreed to help the state government ensure that Muslims would not patronise their outlets and were prepared to be reprimanded if they violated the enactment.

“This is a new chapter because the Kedah government, under PAS’s leadership, has successfully enforced an enactment that benefits the Muslims in the state, something which Umno never achieved despite its long rule,” he said.

Tuan Ibrahim also claimed that Kedah Muslims knew of BN’s failure in this respect, saying the federal ruling pact had never made any effort to create a conducive environment in the state for the Ramadan month.

“Do not, in their eagerness to attack PAS in this issue, forget that the Muslims know they have done nothing,” he said.

“Now, Muslims are waiting for when Umno, which has always claimed to be the true patriots of Islam, would enforce this same restriction on the states they rule.”

Kedah Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Azizan Abdul Razak announced recently that the state would enforce the Entertainment and Entertainment Outlet Enactment 1997, which bans entertainment outlets from operating during the Muslim fasting month.

The announcement drew flak from PAS’s non-Muslim partner DAP in the Pakatan Rakyat (PR), with numerous leaders urging the state government to revoke the ban.

MCA also repeated previous claims that PAS would never abandon its Islamic state agenda and a PAS-DAP relationship would only erode the rights of non-Muslims.

PAS’s national leadership stepped in and following a meeting, announced yesterday that the ban would be revoked and operational guidelines would be set.

According to PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang, the Kedah government was merely enforcing a law enacted by the BN government and the matter had been spun out of context in the media.

He said that only non-Muslims would be allowed to patronise the outlets



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MCA, Gerakan, MIC are like all others in the BN, simply cannot be trusted.

PAS listen to the people. PAS has won the non-muslim voters. PAS cares about non-muslim unlike UMNO only threatened the rakyat with teargas and baton. PAS listened to the people, unlike MCA only know how to carry UMNO legs by saying that police did not teargas Tung Shin Hospital.

What goes around will come back around. MCA should have just shut their mouth tight instead of making big noise on it. now it hit on their face back.

I was on holiday to Melaka and was amaze the numbers of muslim in the pubs in melaka raya. Isn't melaka is under the BN government or there isn't any laws to restrict them ??MCA/MIC and Gerakan v- do you support Muslim going to Disco and Pubs. Make your stand and don't make the public a fool;.

Do UMNO supports muslims going to pub.? If UMNO is fighting for Islam, then why are muslims in pubs in Melaka which is under UMNO rule. Someone must interview UMNO regarding this matter and don't let them off the hook.

May Allah Bless Her ....Titiwangsa MP Dr Lo’ Lo’ dies



Titiwangsa MP Dr Lo’ Lo’ Mohd Ghazali passed away from cancer at Selayang Hospital tonight. She was 53.

A text message from her mobile phone number was sent to The Malaysian Insider stating that she died at 10.13pm.

“The body is being prepared to be sent to Masjid Al-Akram, Dato Keramat,” said the message.

PAS vice-president Salahuddin Ayub confirmed the death when contacted by The Malaysian Insider.

It is understood that the first-term MP (picture) will be buried at 8am tomorrow.

A few PKR politicians had posted news of the PAS MP’s death on micro-blogging site Twitter earlier this afternoon but the family had denied it then.

The trained medical doctor was being treated at Selayang Hospital when she died.

In Election 2008, Dr Lo’ Lo’ beat BN’s Datuk Aziz Jamaludin Tahir with a majority of 1.972 votes.

Her Titiwangsa federal seat also includes Kuala Lumpur’s famed Kampung Baru Malay village which is now fighting Putrajaya’s efforts to enact a law that will allow redevelopment with other parties.

She is the fifth PAS lawmaker to die after the March 8, 2008 general elections. The others were from the Bukit Gantang federal seat and the state seats of Permatang Pasir, Manek Urai and Galas.

However, Dr Lo' Lo's death will not trigger a by-election as election laws only allow by-elections within three years of the first sitting of parliament after a general election.



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You brought a fresh face to PAS. You spoke up for all, based on your faith. You are a true credit to Islam. May your soul rest in peace

She has won our respect and love in our hearts, for her integrity and graciousness, and political courage. Rest In Peace, Dr. Lo Lo. God knows His own.

17 July 2011

want to trick people again ... please admit....Three police teams to probe Tung Shin Hospital incident, death

 

Three police teams will investigate a Bersih supporter’s death and also claims by Tung Shin Hospital specialists that tear gas and water cannons were fired into the city hospital during last weekend’s rally.

City CID chief Datuk Ku Chin Wah said one team will investigate Baharuddin Ahmad’s death at the rally for electoral reforms while one will probe the doctors’ claims and the last team will investigate the incident itself, which has been denied by the police and hospital management.

.“We will investigate the incident and that includes taking statements from the doctors, eye-witnesses and the personnel on duty then,” he was quoted as saying by Bernama Online today about the hospital incident.
Ku told The Malaysian Insider later that another independent police team will probe Baharuddin’s death at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital last Saturday after the 56-year-old collapsed near KLCC while running away from police tear gas and water cannon bombardment.

A group of activists and PKR lawmakers sent a protest note to the Bukit Aman federal police headquarters today over the man’s death.

The city CID chief said the independent teams will probe allegations of police brutality.

The Bar Council had accused the police of “arbitrarily, indiscriminately and excessively” firing from water cannons and launching tear gas canisters at close range and at eye-level at Bersih 2.0 protesters.

Ku also said police will monitor Bersih’s call for supporters to wear yellow every Saturday until free and fair elections happen in Malaysia.

Bersih has yet to send a memorandum on its eight demands to the palace as police blocked its efforts on July 9.

Police had estimated 6,000 people turned up for the rally calling for free and fair elections but Bersih said 50,000 braved a city-wide lockdown for the rally.

The Tung Shin incident allegedly happened in the hospital compound when police tried to chase away Bersih supporters from the area.

Eleven specialists from the hospital came out on Wednesday to contradict the official version of events after Tung Shin Hospital board issued a statement on Monday.

The specialists were Dr Musa Nordin, Dr Sheikh Johari Bux, Dr Ng Kwee Boon, Dr Ng Swee Choon, Dr Ronald Macoy, Dr David Quek, Dr Mary Cardozo, Dr Farouk Musa, Dr Mazeni Alwi, Dr Pixie Low and Dr Steve Wong.

Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai had initially agreed with the hospital but has now ordered a probe into the incident.

Bersih backers defy authorities with ‘yellow’ dinner

 

In what would be an apt example of the government’s 1 Malaysia campaign, a mainly Chinese crowd dressed in yellow dined at an Indian restaurant here tonight in a show of defiance at the Najib administration’s clampdown against electoral reforms movement Bersih 2.0.
Some 50 Bersih supporters met at the PJ State Lotus Restaurant to share their experiences from the July 9 rally, discuss electoral fraud, and register as voters.

“Last Saturday was the beginning of a great Malaysia to come; it’s not an end,” said Bersih 2.0 steering committee member Wong Chin Huat in a speech at the dinner.

Wong said the July 9 rally was the beginning of a great Malaysia.
“We’re not an independent nation as long as we’re colonised by fear,” added the journalism lecturer, but also pointing out that a few people were wearing Bersih T-shirts.
The police have continued arresting those wearing Bersih’s signature yellow T-shirts after the rally, and have yet to release the six Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) members detained under the Emergency Ordinance 1969 for their alleged involvement with the movement.

A deputy minister also stated yesterday that Putrajaya could via the central bank freeze the assets of those involved with Bersih 2.0.

“We’re looking at doing a yellow gotong-royong constituency by constituency every Saturday. Let’s bersih (clean)!” said activist Steven Ng to claps from the crowd.

Jasmine Ng, co-ordinator of the voter registration movement Voice Your Choice, called on Bersih supporters to spread awareness about the group’s demands for free and fair elections.

“Have your yellow parties (and) dinners. Talk about Bersih... your reach must (surpass that of) mainstream media,” she said.

Local mainstream press have defended the Najib administration’s crackdown on the Bersih rally, while foreign media have condemned it, with UK’s The Guardian going as far as comparing the Barisan Nasional government to ousted Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak’s regime.

Film-maker and writer Linnaeus Chung told The Malaysian Insider that the Bersih rally has motivated him to urge as many people as he can to vote.

Fatima says Bersih is about rights and not political parties.
“The election is the core of everything. It’s how we decide who’s in government and it’s also how we decide what are the policies that are in place,” said Chung at the dinner, where he had brought his friend’s yellow Burmese pet python and called it “Bersih”.
He added that he cried even before the police’s tear gas hit him at the rally, saying: “I’ve never experienced true unity until that day... there was only Bangsa Malaysia that day.”

Scriptwriter Fatima Abdul Kareem said she did not attend the Bersih rally due to personal problems, but stressed: “We don’t need to go to the rally to support the concept of Bersih.”

“The concept of Bersih started with demanding for fair elections; it has now expanded to people’s rights,” added the 35-year-old woman dressed in a yellow blouse.

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The beauty of it is, every one who were in Yellow today, supporting the idea, came upon free will and hoping for greater Malaysia in future, many races but united under one common colour, Yellow.

A breath of fresh air to the people of Malaysia! The sun is yellow, the sunflowers are yellow, an egg yolk is yellow, so as the people's power is YELLOW! Yellow Yellow, champian heros!!!

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