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21 January 2012

'Appeal against Anwar's acquittal politically-motivated

The last-minute filing by the Attorney General’s chambers to appeal against the January 9 acquittal of parliamentary Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim of the sodomy charge has been described as politically motivated.

“When the appeal was made, I thought it was more of a political decision.

"Why was the verdict involving Abdul Razak Baginda not appealed? That was a bigger case as it affected the country's reputation at the international level,” said PAS lawyer Hanipa Maidin , referring to the murder trial of Mongolian Altantuya Shaariibuu involving Razak, the former aide to prime minister Najib Razak, and two others.

Razak was however acquitted in October 2008 of the murder charge without having to enter defence, while the two others had been found guilty and sentenced to death.

The appeal against the verdict today was filed at 4.30pm at the KL High Court criminal registry, following a request from sodomy accuser Saiful Bukhari Azlan.

The High Court had last week acquitted Anwar of the charge citing unreliable DNA evidences as reason.

According to Hanipa, the doubts which arose during the course of the trial should have been enough reason not to pursue the case further.

He warned that such a move could bring disrepute to the image of Attorney General Abdul Gani Patail, who he said was already perceived as a tool of Barisan Nasional.

15 January 2012

calls for full public inquiry on NFC scandal


DAP’s Lim Kit Siang today demanded an independent, “no-holds-barred” public inquiry to look into allegations of financial misappropriation surrounding the National Feedlot Corporation (NFC), following the prime minister’s announcement yesterday that assets of the publicly-funded project had been frozen.

In a statement here, Lim said the mere freezing of assets pending investigations by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) and the police was inadequate and gave scant indication that this would lead to a full-blown inquiry on the scandal itself.

“What the country needs is an independent, no-holds-barred public inquiry into the National Feedlot Corporation scandal, in particular the roles of all implicated ministers and leaders, including Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and Datuk Seri Noh Omar as former and current agriculture minister (respectively), and Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil and other Umno political leaders still unknown.

“Is [Datuk Seri Najib Razak] prepared to announce such a public inquiry or even to establish a Royal Commission of Inquiry, fully assisted by the police and the MACC, into the NFC scandal, declassifying all Cabinet and official documents for such an inquiry?” the DAP parliamentary leader asked.

Najib said yesterday he had instructed Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin along with Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry Minister Noh Omar to study how best to resolve the NFC issue.

But Lim argued that the appointment of both Umno leaders to tackle the matter was “unacceptable” as both Muhyiddin and Noh would have been privy to details of the project at one time or another.

Muhyiddin was agriculture minister when the NFC was awarded to Shahrizat’s family. He later became deputy prime minister and was replaced by Noh.

Lim said both Umno ministers owed the public a full account of why they had allowed the NFC scandal to reach such a “disgraceful proportion” under their charge.

The NFC issue came to light when the 2010 Auditor-General’s Report pointed out that the corporation had badly failed to meet production targets.

Shahrizat applied for three weeks’ leave from her duties last week, after new allegations of bribery surfaced recently involving the RM250 million NFC project, which is operated by her husband and two children.


The husband and children of Shahrizat are being paid tens of thousands of ringgit every month in high salaries from the rakyat's money. These also should be frozen. If a wet-behind-the-ears fresh graduate can be appointed Executive Director and earn so much, without doubt there are more deserving Malaysians out there. It goes to show the mentality of those who awarded the project. To be serious about such a 'national ' enterprise, it should be managed by a professional team. What a shame on the ministers and those involved in the project who decided directly or contributed to the decision of awarding the NFC project to such lame ducks.

With opposition and public pressure ,the govt bow in, sharizat curse her luck coz not only the husband and children do not know how to run cow biz , they don't know how to cover up like other umnoputras. The cow saga are hot items amongs the rural folks, najib panicked, he will then takes credits for his reforms

Find solutions to the NFC' scandals is one thing. Finding out why RM250 million was given in 2009 and later in 2010 only the Agreement is signed is another! Is the the standing procedure of the Govt to disburse funds in haste before an Agreement is signed later?

If there is no corruptions involved, who would believe? Also dirt cheap interest of 2%, where on earth to find this rock bottom deal? Unless, DPM and Nor give a valid answer, solving the problems is another topic. They can hide, they can run but they cannot bluff their way out of this Delima and owe all of us voters an explanation. Shahrizat is trying to play innocent, but who will take her story? I am with YB Lim Kit Siang for a an independent, “no-holds-barred” public inquiry to look into allegations of financial misappropriation, anything lesser, we take it as a 'cover-up.'

Thus so far, all calls for independent inquiry has fallen on deaf ears. There are some very important Umno figures who will have their goose cooked , if there was an independent inquiry.And watch the sandiwara of Umno giving all kinds of excuses for not having one.! Barisan has gone way beyond it's sell by date.!

This pigs do not talk like that cronies and he made...‘Corruption is like cancer’, Zahid Hamidi tells Ambiga

Datuk Seri Zahid Hamidi today blasted a call by Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan for Pakatan Rakyat (PR) to consider amnesty in minor corruption cases, saying the Bersih 2.0 chairman’s suggestion would only lead to increased bribery.

Yesterday, Ambiga said PR should pardon those involved in minor corruption if it wins Putrajaya so the country can move forward quickly after a change in power.
She stressed, however, that this did not mean those found guilty of large-scale corruption should be similarly pardoned.

“She should be aware that minor corruption could lead to major corruption. Corruption is like a cancer. We should weed it out irrespective of whether it is committed by ‘small fish’ or ‘big fish,’” the defence minister was quoted as saying by Bernama Online today.
Zahid’s defence ministry is no stranger to corruption allegations, and regularly sees its multi-billion defence contracts being queried by PR lawmakers.

Most recently, PR parliamentarians demanded an explanation for the defence ministry’s purchase of six littoral class patrol ships for a whopping RM9 billion — an increase of RM3 billion from the original RM6 billion approved earlier last year.

The ministry’s previous decision to pay RM7.6 billion for armoured personnel carriers (APC) procured by DRB-Hicom Bhd for only US$559 million (RM1.7 billion) drew similar questions from PR parliamentarians.

The government maintains that such contracts must be classified as a matter of national security, but PR insists that Malaysians have a right to know how public funds were being spent given the ministry’s history of cost overruns.

Anti-graft watchdog Transparency International-Malaysia (TI-M) has also urged the government to stop to using national security as an excuse for the secrecy that ends up hiding graft involving defence contracts, and consider appointing independent monitors for such deals.


Haha the guy who overpaid for so many military purchases can be the one to talk? lol
You said it right Zahid, now go and tell your friends the same thing and see what their reply is.
Says the man mired in defence scandals..! The nerve of the man.! He should look in the " mirror " of Barisan before opening his mouth.! Since, he is full of fake sincerity, perhaps he should set an independent body to investigate all the dodgy deals that Barisan has made.!

And obviously, the Defence Ministry has reached the terminal stage of the cancer, with the disease spread to every single organ, from head to toe. Cutting any organ is not feasible and only solution is let it die and be replaced by none cancer infected persons.

Talk is free as the saying goes. Zahid talks as if he is Mr Clean. He should come clean with how his Defense Ministry award projects. Why we are paying so much more?
What is your stand on the NFC scandal? You are in government, what are you doing about it? Datuk Ambiga is not an elected MP, so she can only influence people.

hassan ali foot bluff....please dont talk cheap maaa....join umno if you want...Hasan Ali says will not appeal sacking.....!!!!


Former Selangor PAS commissioner Datuk Dr Hasan Ali has confirmed that he will not appeal his sacking by the party leadership, saying there was no reason for him to remain in the Islamist party.

“I cannot, my soul will not allow me to. I do not see the need to remain in the party,” he was quoted as saying by Sinar Harian today.

The PAS central working committee sacked Hasan, a former vice president and Selangor liaison chief, as a party member last Sunday for breaching party discipline.

The Gombak Setia assemblyman was axed for urging opposition supporters to avoid the January 9 rally in support of opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as his sodomy trial verdict was handed down.

Anwar was acquitted and discharged of the sodomy charge.

Hasan (picture) stated that he did not regret making the stand, and charged that PAS’ Islamic struggle had been betrayed by “parasites” within the party.

He said he could not defend Islam and Muslims in Selangor as long as he was still with PAS.

“I could not do it while I was in the party, because party colleagues and ‘parasites’ do not like the issue of alcohol and apostasy in Selangor to be fought against.

“I am willing to be dropped from the (state) exco and forfeit all my benefits. Even though I have become comfortable with being an Exco, I leave it to save myself, children, wife and the Muslims,” he added.

Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim said on Friday that the Sultan of Selangor has consented to removing Hasan from his position as state executive councillor in charge of religious affairs.

Hasan, who is Gombak Setia state assemblyman claimed PAS’ opposition towards his struggle was proven when he was allegedly criticised by the party leadership for supporting the Selangor Islamic department’s (Jais) raid of church recently.

“I am not alone in this, soon there will be a massive movement to fight for the faith of the Muslims in this country,” Hasan said.


Hasan Ali said he is not alone. Soon there will be a massive movement to fight the for the faith of muslims.

In the first place, may I know the what threats the muslims in the country is currently subjected to which warrant a massive movement to fight?

Please do not turn your personal problem into a religion one. Just apply to join UMNO and they refuse you, just retire...nobody care.

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