30 July 2011
The MCA is now griping that Lim Guan Eng is sidelining the Penang Chinese community, claiming he has awarded all Drainage and Irrigation Department (DID) contracts to Malays, Bumiputeras and Indian Muslims.
Penang Wanita MCA chairman Tan Cheng Liang said today this was likely because the chief minister was “currying favour” with the non-Chinese community as the DAP has realised that it could not forever rely on support from the Chinese.
Lim is now accused of not being fair to the Chinese in Penang. — File pic
“It is DAP’s foresight that they realise they cannot forever rely on the Chinese to consolidate their political power in the next general election, but I hope that their currying favour among other races is not done at the expense of the Chinese,” she said in a statement here.
As such, Tan said Lim’s anti-Chinese slant would erode the rights of the community, who makes up the majority of Penang’s population.
“Since DAP took over as the Penang state government, not a single Chinese contractor in all the five districts has been awarded contracts for the state’s DID.
“This is proof that despite the support from the Chinese for Lim Guan Eng and DAP, the interests of the Chinese have been threatened after DAP came into power,” she said.
Tan was referring to a statement Lim had purportedly made on Wednesday that the contractors in all five districts in Penang for DID contracts are Malays, Bumiputeras and Indian Muslims, with women accounting for 20 per cent.
Ironically, the Penang administration under Lim’s rule has often been accused by Umno, the MCA’s partner in the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) pact, of being racist by allegedly discriminating against the Malay community.
But Tan insisted today that Lim’s failure to award contracts to at least one Chinese contractor proves that he has been ignoring the community’s support for him and his party.
“I am aghast and am unable to comprehend as to why there isn’t a single contract awarded to a Chinese contractor.
“I believe Chinese contractors are aware of the projects and have submitted applications. So has the state deemed their applications incomplete?” she said.
Tan also revisited BN’s playbook for the Sarawak elections in April, pointing out that the DAP’s success in the polls had caused the Chinese to lose their representation in the state government.
“In my opinion, Lim Guan Eng as the chief minister of the state government should be fair to everyone in the awarding of contracts.
“The DAP-led state government should not simply award contracts to Bumiputeras to make themselves look fair, but they should also ensure that the contractors are capable of guaranteeing the successful completion of the project and that there will not be any problems to the infrastructure of the state so as to safeguard the people’s welfare and safety,” she said.
I guess it was the MCA contractors which didn't manage to get contract in Penang who is barking here.
The people of Penang knows perfectly well this man's worth and integrity, more than what anyone can say for MCA and its so-called leaders. You can throw as much muck as you like, the effect is more likely to be one of boomerang.
MCA, you tell DAP to be fair for all. Then why not you ask your big brother UMNO to do the same thing before even you open your mouth. My suggestion is that you guys MCA register NGO somehthing like Perkasa and let us hear you out loud.
LIke it or not, MCA is like a white noise...making lotta noise and yet no one is paying attention to it. Blame it to your porn president because of his colourful and memorable history created by him.
project stole the people by Najib and their cronies....Slow response to 1 Malaysia email beta signup
Thousands are thronging an IT fair in the city but only some 200 have signed up so far for the controversial 1 Malaysia email service, which is entering its beta or testing phase next month.
Tricubes Bhd, which is marketing the 1 Malaysia email service as myemail.my, has set up a booth at the Pikom Digital Lifestyle Expo at the KLCC Convention Centre for this weekend, where they have been visited by either those curious about the service or wanting to reserve their usernames.
Product Manager Amir Shariffuddin told The Malaysian Insider that the pre-registration started last month at the National ICT Conference 2011 at the Putrajaya International Convention Center (PICC), although he did not provide the total number of registered users to date.
“It is not just an email. It is a whole platform of information flow. It is also the official electronic correspondence between the government and the rakyat,” he said.
When asked if Myemail messages sent to government officials will get priority over those sent using other email services, he said “probably”.
Amir stressed that the service would make it is easier and faster for the government to send official documents to the users.
Among the benefits listed in an informational leaflet on Myemail are that it replaces paper bills with digital versions in portable document format (PDF); provides a “marketplace” where exclusive deals are offered to Myemail users; introduces social networking access through the email “dashboard”; provides an email inbox and access to online payment services; and allows direct access to Microsoft Office files.
The 1 Malaysia email service, which was supposed to start beta service at the end of April, has been marketed as a move that will reduce the use of paper and save the government RM200 million over 10 years.
The project has been met with scepticism by some Malaysians, who question to the redundancy of the facility. Most adults with Internet access have at least one personal email and another for work or education purposes.
Tricubes aims to sign up at least 20,000 users for its beta phase although it has yet to secure any government or private sector agencies to test the payment gateway.
Hamidreza Ghotb, another Tricubes representative at the booth, explained that the e-payment and paperless bills will only be available to government agencies as well as government-linked companies this year.
“Its (Myemail’s) ability is limitless. You can incorporate Facebook and everything you can imagine, with Myemail,” he said, adding that the possibility will happen “some time in the future”.
Myemail also promises security, cost-saving, convenience, fast delivery, and a green solution. The catch is, however, those signing up for the email service will have to buy a USB biometric device sold by Tricubes or go to any National Registration Department (NRD) office to use the additional services offered, on top of the emails.
Tricubes chief executive Khairun Zainal Mokhtar had also said the USB device would also allow Myemail users opt for the more secure end-to-end data encryption for an additional fee, which he described as “a fraction of the cost”.
But he declined to provide the price of this value-added service and the USB biometric reader.
Khairun Zainal said earlier that government agencies that wish to send emails to myemail.my accounts will have to pay a maximum of 50 sen an email, adding that Tricubes aims to sign up 5.4 million users by year-end.
A visit to the Myemail stall today showed that the amount of time taken to fill up the form to register took less than three minutes. But to activate the account, one needs to click on link sent to your current e-mail. Tricubes representatives had failed to make known at the time of registration that users will only receive the activation link next week.
“The biggest problem now is awareness. People are confused between Myemail with Gmail or Yahoo Mail (free email services provided by Google and Yahoo respectively).
“The main issue is security, to ensure that it is ‘hackproof’. We are talking to third parties, security agencies, for Myemail to be as secure as possible,” Amir said.
It is understood that Microsoft is offering its free Windows Live platform to Tricubes for the RM50 million project.
When criticism of the initiative was at its height, the government’s Performance Management and Delivery Unit (Pemandu) ran a two-page advertorial in all major newspapers to defend the project but insisted that it was a private-sector initiative that would not cost the government a single sen.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has said that the 1 Malaysia e-mail project will have a gross national income (GNI) impact of RM39 million up to 2015 and will allow direct and secure communications between Malaysian citizens and the government.
But critics say the government should focus on infrastructure project such as providing clean water or broadband across the country rather than working on a free email service which is already available through Hotmail, Yahoo! and Google Inc.
Detractors also question why loss-making Tricubes, at risk of being delisted after its weak financial standing triggered Bursa Malaysia Securities’ Guidance Note 3 (GN3) in October last year, was tapped to spearhead the project.
why should i endorsed this and make somebody flithy rich when it is free? moreover ? with malaysia track record when plane engine can disappear? staduim collapse? what is safe ? i am not releasing my privacy
Another waste of money, the government can just use google to set up a group e-mail account and everything can be handled from there, and it's free.
If u compare 50sens per email is cheap as compared to slow mail via Pos Malaysia. If u compare gmail, hotmail and yahoo mail, then it is expensive. Imagine when EPF sents out statements to 12 million members, it cost RM6.0 per shot. If u add in Inland Revenue, Banks etc it would be a tidy sum. It is just a new cyber cronyism.
There are still many Malaysians in rural areas of Sarawak and Sabah without electricity. The money should be given to them for solar panel.
PAS members will air Bersih videos and distribute some 200,000 DVDs on the rally in their respective villages this Hari Raya, hoping to counter police claims that no violence had been used against protestors.
The move is part of the Islamist party’s “balik kampung” programme, which will run throughout the Ramadan fasting month until Hari Raya, and is aimed at helping PAS garner more support ahead of the coming polls.
PAS information chief Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man told The Malaysian Insider that the party was concerned that villagers have been unable to access the exact information on what transpired on July 9 and is determined to correct the version issued by the police.
“This whole thing has been manipulated by many parties so we need the people to know the true chronology of events... mainly, why Bersih was held and what are their demands,” he said.
He added that, at present, so much focus has been given to the rally itself that people have forgotten Bersih’s original purpose, which is to fight for electoral reforms.
The DVDs that PAS will produce, he said, would be a mash-up of events and pictures leading up to July 9, including Bersih’s first rally in 2007.
“We will show the chronology... from the first rally then to the second and we will show clips and pictures of what happened during the last one.
“People must understand that Bersih is not about the rally alone but about the struggle to correct the election process in Malaysia,” he said.
But Tuan Ibrahim denied that the videos were meant to “provoke” hatred from the public against the administration, insisting that its sole purpose is to “inform”.
“We have not decided on the total amount yet but it will be not less than 200,000. We will also distribute leaflets on the event so that people can read them and understand the issue better.
“But this is no to provoke... this is only to inform,” he said.
PAS vice-president Datuk Mahfuz Omar told The Malaysian Insider that apart from distributing the DVDs and leaflets, PAS members have also been encouraged to air the Bersih rally videos during their Hari Raya activities.
“We have asked our members to play the videos everywhere during (Hari) Raya. Many of our supporters and members will balik kampung for the celebration and we want them to screen these recordings at home to their relatives, during functions, during open houses, during dinners.... we want to show the people how aggressive the police were and how basic human rights were denied,” he said.
Mahfuz added that many rural folk have already requested to view the recordings as some do not have access to the Internet or the alternative media.
“But be reminded that this effort is not to create a hatred for the police. On the contrary, we want to show how the police force has been used by the government as pawns in their political games,” he said.
The Pokok Sena MP also said that the move may help the party gain more support and increases its membership.
Also don't forget to upload in youtube and give us the URL....
we need EVERYBODY to see what really happened...the truth version.
Load it up so that Kampung folks, and indeed the whole world can compare the Police and Pakatan Version to decide for themselves who is telling the truth. Btw, don't forget to also make some VCD and VHS and Betamax as well. My mum is still using VHS.
this is a really good move.
Thumbs up for Pas to come up with this idea. Its really the kampong folks that we need to show and potray that we have a tyrant UMNO and BN Govt.
Whenever I balik kampong i will try to do my part in hiliting the ill things that they have done....most read Utusan and as you all know the newspaper twist facts in favour of UMNO.
29 July 2011
Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor’s denial today that she bought a RM24 million Jacob & Co diamond ring has thrown a spotlight on the jeweller’s alleged money-laundering activities.
Questions have now arisen as to whether the name of the wife of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak had been used without her knowledge by criminal elements as part of illegal activities.
Rosmah has dismissed allegations about the diamond ring. — File pic
Various opposition-friendly blogs had published screenshots of a Customs computer screen showing the ring, from New York celebrity jeweller Jacob and Co, was brought in under her name.
Jacob & Co founder Jacob Arabo, whose custom diamond-encrusted wrist watches and chunky jewellery adorn Hollywood A-listers like Leonardo DiCaprio and hip-hop stars Kanye West and Jay-Z, is no stranger to such allegations.
The Uzbekistan-born Jew, described by the New York Times as the “Harry Winston of the hip-hop world”, has twice tangled with US federal law enforcement agencies.
In 1998, Arabo was arrested by the FBI for alleged criminal possession of stolen property. The charges were later dropped.
He was arrested by the FBI again in 2006, this time for allegedly laundering US$270 million (RM810 million) for the notorious Detroit-based Black Mafia Family (BMF) drug gang and failing to report large cash purchases to the Internal Revenue Service.
Arabo was accused of “facilitating the purchase of jewellery utilising the drug proceeds of (BMF leaders) Terry Lee Flenory, Demetrius Flenory in order to conceal the true source, nature and ownership of the funds involved in these transactions”, according to the US District Court in Detroit.
“Jacob the Jeweller”, as he is known in hip-hop circles, would later plead guilty to a lesser charge of lying to investigators in exchange for the more serious money-laundering charges being dropped.
According to the New York Post, the “King of Bling”, as he was labelled by the tabloid, pleaded guilty in federal court in Detroit in 2007, agreeing to serve between 37 and 46 months behind bars and pay US$2 million in penalties.
In exchange for the plea, prosecutors dropped more serious charges that he joined a money-laundering conspiracy to hide approximately US$270 million in dirty drug profits for the Black Mafia Family, the daily reported.
“I realise I have made a terrible mistake and I accept the consequences. America is the greatest country on earth and I have great regret that I violated the law,” Arabo was quoted by the New York Post as saying then.
The jeweller likely faced 15 years behind bars if he was convicted of money laundering.
His jail time was eventually cut by seven months on account of “charity work”.
Rosmah today dismissed allegations about the diamond ring raised three weeks ago by pro-opposition blogs as yet another lie to slander her.
She has faced continuous allegations of leading a lavish lifestyle ever since it became apparent that Najib would succeed Tun Abdullah Badawi as prime minister.
The Rakyat will be the judge. Whatever denial make by Rosmah cannot change the perception of Malaysians. If Rosmah is clean she is clean.
If it is slander, then please sue the blogger to clear your name, 'First Lady' Rosmah. Don't evade the issue by saying you have no time for such trivial matters as you want to focus on early childhood education being a qualified PM' wife. Otherwise, the rakyat will always perceive the buying of the RM24 million ring as the truth.
Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor has denied she had purchased a diamond ring worth over RM24 million, three weeks after the allegations surfaced in cyberspace.
The wife of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak dismissed the allegation that was raised by a blogger, calling it yet another lie to slander her.
Rosmah said she had ‘no time to address the allegation’. — File pic
“There is nothing I want to say because I have no time to address such things. Let (the blogger) say what he wants.
“This is slander but what have I not experienced? I have experienced it all. So, rather than address this, it is better I pay attention to public issues as these are more important,” she was quoted as saying by Berita Harian when accompanying her husband on his working trip to Kedah yesterday.
Screenshots of a Customs computer screen showed the ring, from New York celebrity jeweller Jacob and Co, was brought in under her name.
Rosmah has faced continuous allegations of a lavish lifestyle ever since it became apparent that Najib would succeed Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi as prime minister.
Attempts primarily by the opposition to embarrass the prime minister by attacking his wife have included ridiculing Rosmah’s videos that have appeared on her website and claims that the Prime Minister’s Office has a budget to run a first lady’s department.
A pro-Pakatan Rakyat (PR) blog called “Milo Suam” had claimed that the ring was sent to Rosmah in April.
The Customs screenshot also revealed that the ring did not have import duties imposed on it.
The allegation has since been spread online by Malaysians especially on pro-opposition blogs.
Pro-government bloggers have denied the allegations earlier, saying the diamond ring was in Malaysia for a private exhibition and was returned to the jeweller after four days.
So you are denying you bought the ring. Perhaps it is your husband who bought it for you instead. Can we ask Najib on this?
3 weeks needed to come up with a simple answer like this? Or is it that you have been thinking of all the other spins possible but cannot come up with any credible one?
If it takes her three weeks to deny, then it only lends credence to the allegation. Unless she can provide proof of her innocence, no amount of public denials will absolve her from her guilt in the eyes of the public, the majority of which are paying for her lavish lifestyle. Does she think that we are to going to sit still and let her splurge all our hard earned money just like nobody's business?
"Come on Rosmah!!!! bring the one who slandered your name to court". Other wise you are guilty of her own deed. Be a well respected 1st lady for the sake of the name of Malaysia so that the rakyat will not continuously making fun on you.
28 July 2011
The government will approve an immediate RM100,000 grant for constituencies after Barisan Nasional (BN) lawmakers complained to ministers on Monday that the administration’s focus on big-ticket projects in the Klang Valley would not help the coalition in the next general election.
The Malaysian Insider understands that Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin (picture) had promised the MPs the RM100,000 meant for constituency projects during his meeting with 100 BN federal lawmakers on Monday night.
The sum is expected to be dispersed in time for the Hari Raya Puasa holiday.
Lawmakers had told Muhyiddin and other ministers at the dinner meeting that the government must ensure more funds trickle down to their constituencies instead of concentrating on big-ticket projects like the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) construction in Kuala Lumpur if the ruling coalition wants to receive a strong mandate in the next general election.
According to some of the MPs present at the dinner, many of their colleagues had questioned the value of the MRT project to BN’s campaign for the next general election.
They pointed out that Kuala Lumpur was an opposition hotbed, but would be receiving the bulk of the government’s development expenditure announced in recent years.
Many of the MPs argued for a more even distribution of public funds, especially to their constituencies.
The arguments appear to be a reflection of a tougher economic environment and part of concerns that by concentrating its funds on Kuala Lumpur the BN coalition could end up alienating its own voters.
As a reflection of concerns over the economy, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak announced yesterday his seventh National Key Results Area (NKRA) to curb the rising cost of living.
Food and fuel prices have risen steadily since Najib took office in 2009 and the complains from BN MPs reflect concerns that the economy is set to be a major issue in elections.
It is understood that some BN leaders present at the Monday meeting had requested an extra RM1 million in allocation of funds on top of the estimated RM1 million usually allocated annually and signed by the district officer of a particular constituency.
“There was a general feeling that it (MRT project) is costly, and that the money could be used for the time being for constituencies for smaller projects. One MP needs millions to do a project in his or her constituency,” a BN source told The Malaysian Insider.
There is controversy over the estimated cost of the MRT project, which some reports have pegged to be as high as RM50 billion, although the authorities have said the cost cannot be finalised until the MRT alignment is confirmed.
Speculation is rife that Najib may call snap elections as soon as November or early next year because of an uncertain global economic outlook.
Why only for BN MPs? You should be giving the RM100,000 allocation across the board regardless whether the MPs are from BN or PR. Rakyat's money does not exclusively belong to BN only. Please bear this in mind.
What else but duit angpow for these opportunists! There is no better time than to ask for it now. You think these MPs will spend it on their constituencies? My guess is they will Masuk Pockets.
Datuk Seri Najib Razak has urged Malaysians to move beyond racial lines and practise acceptance instead of just tolerance to strengthen national unity even as the mercury continues to rise over race and religion.
“I invite all Malaysians to move from the concept of tolerance to acceptance. Tolerance is not so meaningful... there are still dividing walls and feelings of our difference from one another,” the prime minister said during his working visit to Kedah today.
His remark comes just a day after it was reported that English football club Chelsea lodged a complaint with the Football Association of Malaysia over anti-Semitic abuse suffered by Yossi Benayoun during their friendly match in Kuala Lumpur last week.
The episode could potentially embarrass Najib (picture), who has just returned from diplomatic visits to London and the Vatican, in his continuing efforts to portray himself as a moderate Muslim leader.
The prime minister ironically used a football match as a metaphor today, saying that the “people from various communities help one another for the success of our team. If one of us scores an own goal, we will lose.”
Ethnic tension in Malaysia has soared since a landmark election in 2008 saw the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) lose its customary two-thirds majority in Parliament and five state governments.
Umno-owned Utusan Malaysia and Malay rights lobby group Perkasa have continuously warned of eroding Malay-Muslim power and accused opposition figures of being foreign agents.
Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s Pakatan Rakyat (PR) has also promised to push forward a needs-based economic agenda that dismantles pro-Bumiputera affirmative action under the New Economic Policy (NEP) introduced in 1970.
Most recently, Utusan Malaysia has said that Bersih was making use of the Malays to further the agenda of its Hindu leader Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan and made the unsubstantiated claim that the electoral reform movement was backed by Jews.
The Chinese-dominated DAP has also been accused by the Malay daily of conspiring with church leaders to install a Christian prime minister and turn Malaysia into a Christian state.
This came on the back of Christian demands that it be allowed to use Allah to refer to God and Malay-language bibles be freely distributed.
But Najib insisted today that his 1 Malaysia slogan has been an effort that increases national unity and integration in Malaysia’s multiracial and multireligious community.
didn't you realised that the Bersih walk on 709 was the perfect manifestation of mutual acceptance of 'rakyat' of Malaysia, regardless of race and religion ?
Set an example and accept Bersih and all other dissenting views, then you can talk of acceptance!
All Najib has shown so far as PM is a lack of both tolerance and acceptance!
Another Najib talk. Say one thing do another.
26 July 2011
A former senior police officer said today that three Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) officers should be charged for abetting Teoh Beng Hock’s suicide following the release of the royal commission of inquiry’s (RCI) findings.
Datuk Mat Zain Ibrahim told the Inspector General of Police in an open letter that then deputy director for Selangor Hishammuddin Hashim, officers Arman Alies and Mohd Ashraf Mohd Yunus were culpable in the interrogation of Teoh.
The former Kuala Lumpur CID chief noted the RCI said the three men had left the former DAP aide “almost a mental and physical wreck.”
“The commission found that Teoh Beng Hock was driven to commit suicide, as per paragraph 119 and detailed reasons from paragraphs 120 to 201... I find that Hishamuddin, Anuar and Ashraf can be charged for Abetment of Suicide under Section 306 of the Penal Code,” said the former city criminal investigation chief.
The royal panel had said found that “Arman and Ashraf behaved like inquisitors in an inquisition at the second stage of the interrogation.”
“TBH had to face MACC interrogation heavyweights like Arman the bully [who would manipulate his witness to obtain evidence], Ashraf the abuser [who was Machiavellian in his method to secure evidence] and HH the arrogant leader [who would have no qualms in lying as long as the ends were achieved, regardless of the means employed],” the RCI report had pointed out.
Mat Zain told the IGP in his letter that the police could not simply leave it to the MACC to take disciplinary action against its officers but must take action as it was a crime “against public justice under the Penal Code.”
The ex-cop also said that the three officers and two others, Bulkini Paharuddin and Raymond Nion anak John Timban were all guilty of giving false testimony in court proceedings, punishable with up to seven years imprisonment under Section 193 of the Penal Code.
“I am shocked that MACC officers gave false testimonies so bravely in the commission’s proceedings. It is as if their actions were not criminal.”
However, Mat Zain said that their boldness led him to conclude that “they were either ill-advised or given guarantees by certain parties that they will not be charged. On their own, they will not dare give false testimony, what more before a royal commission.”
The RCI had unanimously ruled that Teoh, a former aide of Selangor executive councillor Ean Yong Hian Wah, committed suicide as a result of pressure from aggressive and continuous questioning by anti-graft officers.
The five-man panel 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.
But Teoh’s family has rejected the commission’s verdict and are currently mulling a judicial review of its findings.
Charging the 5 Macc officers for perjury( giving false testimony) u/d s.193 Penal Code? Would Gani Patail agree since the 5 officers were counselled and coached what to say bf the RC by Gani's offcers namely, Razak, head of prosecution and Kevin Morais
The Rakyat at large are no longer shocked by these liars lying before the RCI as they are following the example of that apa nama lying in courts.Blame our leaders.The rot in the present Malaysian admistration stinks all around the world, and it's so bad that God is even paralysed.
this is orchestrated by the state. the Police and MACC etc are just their tools. The real culprits is UMNO. The gov with AG, Court, Police and MACC are working hard to prevent to truth to be told. All roads lead to the corrupted UMNO.
Police footage of the Bersih rally is available to all local television stations.
However, only Radio Television Malaysia (RTM) has taken up the offer, said Deputy Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Khalid Abu Bakar, Bernama Online reported.
He said the clips are also viewable at the police force’s official website
Khalid thanked RTM for screening events of July 9 hoping the public get actual information about the rally. He wished there will be less false accusations of police brutality with the screening of the footage.
Khalid spoke after attending the full-rehearsal for the passing-out of new soldiers and police constables at the Army Basic Training Centre (Pusasda).
save the propaganda for your own viewing pleasure... smart Malaysians and the rest of the world have already seen what PDRM has done to their own citizens... these lop-sided 'govt' agencies must be revamped to be independent and fair too!!! include this in Bersih 3.0!!!
Mohamad Sabu accused the police today of misleading the public when he claimed that the motorcycle he was riding on to get to the Bersih rally on July 9 was hit on purpose by a Proton Waja police car and not a Mitsubishi Pajero as suggested by official video footage.
He (picture) pointed out to reporters that in his July 14 police report which was distributed at a press conference, he had said that the Waja had hit the motorcycle, injuring his right leg, and he was then detained by police officers who carried him into a Mitsubishi Pajero.
“We are disappointed with the internal security and public order (KDNK) director, who is willing to be a tool for Umno and Barisan Nasional by lying and claiming that my medical condition is fake. Questioning someone’s health is such low politics,” he said.
The KDNK chief Datuk Salleh Mat Rashid had screened a CCTV recording last week, showing that there was no contact between the PAS deputy president and the police four-wheel-drive vehicle during the chaotic scenes seen during the rally calling for free and fair elections.
“From our investigations we adduced that while attempting a U-turn Mat Sabu’s motorcycle hit a divider and the front part of the police car,” he had said.
Salleh also claimed that Mohamed’s injuries were not serious as “there was no fracture. I don’t know how or why he’s using a wheel-chair.”
Mohamed said today that “in the video itself, behind the Pajero, you can see the Waja cross the road and hit me.”
“The question is that while our opponents are Umno and BN, why do we have to be confronted by police, who should be professional and neutral?” he added.
Bersih estimated that 50,000 people showed up at the July 9 rally 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.
The more police try telling to the public of their innocence the damage PDRM doing for them self. Firstly the appointed their own people to probe them and cleared themselves. Like you ask a question and answer yourself. I f it is screen by an independent party may consider but not on RTM and TV3 which are always the government propaganda channels .PDRM is in a position the public don’t trust anymore.
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