Saturday, February 28, 2009

Perak state legal advisor blocks assembly meeting

Saturday, February 28, 2009
Perak state legal advisor blocks assembly meeting
Posted by: gundrohiker

"The Perak state legal advisor is trying to block state representatives from being notified of an emergency sitting of the state assembly on March 3rd.
According to DAP Perak chairman Ngeh Koo Ham, the legal advisor, Datuk Ahmad Kamal Mohd Shahid, has directed the house secretary not to send out notices of the emergency sitting."

It seems to me that government servants are being used to subdue the will of the people with total disregard for the rule of law.

But then, what can we expect of government servants. If they follow orders wisely, it can after all be a fast track position to higher levels, say attorney general. As for the state secretary, well the next step for him could be as secretary general of one of the federal ministries, a higher JUSA grade.

Even if the assembly was held, do you think the sergeant at arms will block Datuk Zambry from entering. I doubt it. He is afterall probably only a glorified security guard. He does have precedence from the state secretary and state legal advisor.

Solution : Kick BN out of Perak in the next general election.

http://blog.thestar.com.my/permalink.asp?cat=5&id=21772

Water cannons turned on crowd in Brickfields

Updated: Saturday February 28, 2009 MYT 1:48:33 PM
Water cannons turned on crowd in Brickfields
By M. KUMAR

KUALA LUMPUR: Water cannons were turned on a group who came to the Brickfields police station to lodge mass police reports against the mistreatment of ISA detainee P. Uthayakumar who suffers from diabetes.

The crowd had refused to disperse despite repeated warnings from the police.

Police arrested 17 people, including Kapar MP S. Manikavasagam, according to Puchong MP Gobind Singh Deo.

Among the arrested, three, including a woman, were sent to the hospital but police declined to comment.

Earlier Saturday, about 200 people, including several Members of Parliament, had gathered to make the police reports.

Police allowed about 50 people - five family members of Uthayakumar and five representatives each from the country’s nine states, including MPs - to enter the station to lodge the reports.

The rest outside were asked to disperse. Most of them did but about 30 refused to leave.

The Federal Reserve Unit, which was already on standby, began shooting chemical-laced water at the crowd. The 30 ran away and then came back. They were again shot at with water cannons.

They ran way again, regrouped and returned to face a third round of dousing before dispersing.

The FRU now has established a safety perimeter around the police station.

http://www.thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2009/2/28/nation/20090228120143&sec=nation

Perak Speaker's Emergency Sitting March 3

February 27, 2009 21:13 PM

Perak Speaker's Emergency Sitting March 3

IPOH, Feb 27 (Bernama) -- Perak State Assembly Speaker V. Sivakumar has called for an emergency sitting on March 3 to table two motions on the takeover of the state government.

He said the first motion -- to reaffirm the support for Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin as the rightful menteri besar -- would be tabled by Titi Serong assemblyman Khalil Idham Lim Abdullah.

The second motion -- to seek for dissolution of the state assembly and pave the way for fresh polls -- will be tabled by Teja assemblyman Chang Lih Kang.

At a news conference here Friday, Sivakumar said the emergency meeting, which was still in the first session of the state assembly, did not require the consent of the Sultan of Perak Sultan Azlan Shah as it only needed a 14-day notice.

He said the Perak State Assembly secretary had been ordered to issue the notice of the meeting as soon as possible to all assemblymen, except Menteri Besar Datuk Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir and six executive council members, who had been suspended, and three Independent assemblymen who were deemed to have resigned.

To a suggestion his action was tantamount to showing disrespect to the Sultan for not getting his consent, Sivakumar said it should not be taken in that context as it was dispensed in accordance with Standing Order 27 (3) of the state assembly.

He described attempts to prevent him from convening the emergency meeting as tantamount to denigrating the state assembly.

On the possibility that all Barisan Nasional assemblymen would boycott the emergency meeting, he declined comment.

Present were DAP Perak chairman Datuk Ngeh Koo Ham and Sivakumar's legal counsel Chan Kok Keong.

Dr Zambry, when contacted, said: "That is their true colours." He declined to elaborate.

-- BERNAMA

http://www.bernama.com/bernama/v5/newspolitic.php?id=392993

Friday, February 27, 2009

Karpal mobbed - Abdullah & Hishamuddin should apology

Media Statement by DAP National Publicity Bureau in Petaling Jaya on Friday, 27th February 2009:

Karpal mobbed - Abdullah & Hishamuddin should apology

The DAP Central Publicity Bureau is outraged and enraged by the barbaric actions of Selangor UMNO youth members, who surrounded and mobbed DAP chairman Karpal Singh in Parliament yesterday. We therefore demand an apology from UMNO president-cum-Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi as well as the present UMNO youth leader-cum-Education Minister, Hishamuddin Hussein.

Parliament is a bastion of democracy and Members of Parliament represent the people. When an MP is mobbed and physically abused by UMNO Youth members in the grounds of Parliament, it shows that UMNO Youth does not respect Parliament and what it stands for.

More than 12 UMNO Youth members who were able-bodied and smartly dressed mobbed and intimidated a 69-year-old wheelchair-bound man, and behaved rudely to MPs. This gives the impression that UMNO Youth members are uncivilised and the only way they know how to solve a problem is by resorting to violence.

The UMNO Youth members were in Parliament grounds from 10am, but until 3pm, no action had been taken by the security guards nor the police. After the shocking incident, the hooligans were even allowed to leave the scene.

The performance of the security personnel at Parliament is disappointing and extremely unprofessional. Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz, who is responsible for parliamentary affairs should also tender an apology to Karpal Singh.

We demand that UMNO Youth chief Hishamuddin take immediate action against the gang of UMNO Youth members who behaved like hooligans and gangsters. If Hishamuddin can’t even control or discipline his own members, is he qualified to be Education Minister, as his duties include implementing policies and programmes to guide and educate the young people of our country?

The DAP Central Publicity Bureau also demand that the three UMNO Youth Chief candidates, former Selangor MB Khir Toyo, UMNO Youth Exco Mukhriz Mahathir and UMNO Youth Vice-Chief Khairy Jamaluddin, to state their stand on this issue immediately.

Would they admit that the act of UMNO Youth members behaving rudely and intimidating a 69-year-old man in a wheelchair is an act of hooliganism and should be slammed and chastised by any upright-thinking and civic-minded Malaysian?

http://dapmalaysia.org/english/2009/feb09/bul/bul3683.htm

seals: the best part was:

The UMNO Youth members were in Parliament grounds from 10am, but until 3pm, no action had been taken by the security guards nor the police. After the shocking incident, the hooligans were even allowed to leave the scene.

Anjaathe Kathala Kannala Song



Another song that I like :)

MPs shocked at increase in toll rates

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 26 — Several members of parliament today expressed shock at the toll increases of five highways, beginning March 1.

Dr Mohd Puad Zarkashi (BN-Batu Pahat) characterised the toll hike as inappropriate.

“Recently, the government had said it would give priority to the public in any decision when a concessionaire asked for an increase in toll fares, so I was surprised to hear that toll charges would be increased, beginning Sunday,” he said.

He said the government should postpone the increase as the mini-budget would be tabled on March 10.

Datuk Seri Azmi Khalid (BN-Padang Besar) did not deny that he would also feel the impact of the toll hike.

“When I was a minister, I never had to pay toll charges, I didn’t even know how much they were. Now that I live in Shah Alam and often travel to Kuala Lumpur, I have to go through many toll plazas and can feel the burden. I’m sure others feel the same way, too,” he said.

However, the Public Accounts Committee chairman said he understood the agreement made between the government and concessionaires which allowed the increases to be made.

“We do understand that it was agreed upon that toll charges would be increased and it’s hard for the government to avoid this. I don’t know exactly how much is being increased, but the government should review the matter so it doesn’t burden the people,” he said.

Deputy Education Minister Dr Wee Ka Siong also expressed dissatisfaction on the matter and hoped the government would review the matter.

“We still have a cabinet meeting this Friday and I hope this will be reviewed to ease the burden on motorists,” he said.

He urged Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Tun Razak, who will be presenting the mini-budget in March, to re-think the toll hike.

Zuraida Kamaruddin (PKR-Ampang) also criticised the move, saying that the toll fares were increased, just when petrol prices had gone down.

“Why must they increase toll fares when they had just reduced the price of petrol? This will burden the people because the prices of goods have not gone down, in addition to the economic downturn,” he said.

The North-South Expressway (PLUS), Sprint/Kerinchi/Damansara Link highways, Ampang-Kuala Lumpur Expressway (AKLEH), Sungai Besi Highway and the New Pantai Expressway (NPE) will see an increase of between 50 sen to 68 sen. — Bernama

http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/index.php/malaysia/19261-mps-shocked-at-increase-in-toll-rates

seals:

Datuk Seri Azmi Khalid (BN-Padang Besar) did not deny that he would also feel the impact of the toll hike. “When I was a minister, I never had to pay toll charges, I didn’t even know how much they were. Now that I live in Shah Alam and often travel to Kuala Lumpur, I have to go through many toll plazas and can feel the burden. I’m sure others feel the same way, too,” he said.

Wings to Freedom: Himalayan Yoga Neuroscience & Astrophysics

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Khir Toyo Dan Pangsapuri Di Mekah?

Khir Toyo Dan Pangsapuri Di Mekah?
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By Anwar Ibrahim
Categories: Antarabangsa, Catatan, Demokrasi, Dunia Arab, Ekonomi, Hebahan, Islam, Isu Semasa and Pakatan Rakyat PRESS STATEMENT
FEB 24, 2009

DISCREPENCIES IN PNSB’S PURCHASE OF SAUDI APARTMENT

SHAH ALAM: In order to promote efficiency in the administration and management of the state government’s subsidiaries, the Menteri Besar Incorporated (MBI) has appointed advisors to assist in enhancing the subsidiaries’ performance. One of the areas covered by the advisors is the evaluation of expenses which an important exercise given the current economic downturn.

One of MBI’s concerns is the delay in finalizing the 2007 financial accounts of Permodalan Negeri Selangor Berhad (PNSB). It has come to the attention of the current board of directors that there were discrepancies in the purchase of properties of “Al Marwa Tower Makkah, Saudi Arabia” – an issue which was raised by External Auditors.

According to the PNSB Directors Circular Resolution dated 14 September 2007, PNSB had approved for the purchase of five units of properties amounting to RM8,352,427.66. However, records showed that PNSB had between September 17, 2007 and September 19, 2007 transferred RM25,603,545 to Saudi Arabia for 12 units of properties. Between September 25, 2007 and October 3, 2007 PNSB received cheques amounting to RM17,251,092 from an individual – said to be for the purchase of seven units from PNSB at the price PNSB had paid for. No official receipt was issued to acknowledge it.

Subsequently, in 2008 it has come to the attention of Board of Directors that PNSB prepared and signed four cheques amounting to RM8,000,205.20 to an individual. The individual is the same person who had earlier handed over cheques to PNSB amounting to RM17,251,032 stated above.

However, three of the four cheques prepared and signed by authorized signatories were then cancelled. The fourth cheque amounting RM2 million was released and banked in into the account of the individual. PNSB then arranged with the bank to stop payment. Between the date of the acquisition of the additional seven units making a total of 12 units and the disposal of the seven units leaving five units in the hand of PNSB, there was no Board of Directors Meeting or Board of Directors Circular Resolution for the transaction. Up to the point of issuance and cancellation of cheques to the individual, no Board minutes or circular resolution were made.

It should be noted that the acquisition was made in the name of the then PNSB Chairman Dato Sri Dr. Khir Toyo as Saudi requirement that properties within the Mecca must be in the name of Muslim individuals. At the Board of Directors meeting on December 2007 Dr Khir disclosed the facts the properties are in his name but assured that he will not be making any claim over the property. However, there was no mention of the exact number of units held by him.

The above actions are certainly puzzling. Why did PNSB paid more than RM25 million when the board only approved about RM8 million for five units? Why did it then accept about RM17 million – said to be for the sale of the seven units? Why did it then attempt to re-purchase the units it had sold off? Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim, who is the chairman of MBI, intends to find the answers to the above questions and will not hesitate to take strong action should there be any criminality involved.

PRESS SECRETARIATE
OFFICE OF DATO’ MENTERI BESAR SELANGOR

http://anwaribrahimblog.com/2009/02/24/khir-toyo-dan-pangsapuri-di-mekah/

90 aduan rasuah politik babit pemimpin Umno

45 kes ditutup SPRM kerana tiada bukti kukuh

KUALA LUMPUR: Sebanyak 45 daripada 90 kes aduan rasuah politik membabitkan pemimpin Umno yang diterima Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM) ditutup kerana ketiadaan bukti kukuh.

Jumlah itu merangkumi kira-kira 50 peratus daripada 90 aduan rasuah politik yang diterima suruhanjaya berkenaan sepanjang pemilihan peringkat bahagian Umno, tahun lalu.

Sumber SPRM berkata, siasatan yang dijalankan mendapati kira-kira 45 aduan berkenaan gagal disertakan bukti kukuh, sekali gus menyukarkan suruhanjaya untuk mengambil tindakan lanjut.
“Kita tidak dapat menghasilkan fail kes yang lengkap dan kukuh kerana pengadu hanya mengemukakan aduan secara umum tanpa disertakan bukti bagi menyokong aduan itu,” katanya ketika dihubungi di sini, semalam.

Beliau berkata, kira-kira 20 peratus atau 18 kes rasuah politik yang difailkan pula masih di peringkat siasatan lanjut.

Sebanyak 30 peratus atau 27 lagi kes dirujuk kepada Lembaga Disiplin Umno untuk tindakan di peringkat dalaman mengikut Perlembagaan parti kerana ia berkait rapat dengan soal disiplin.

“Kes yang sudah selesai disiasat dan lengkap dengan keterangan saksi serta maklumat dan bukti kukuh, akan diserahkan untuk tindakan susulan oleh Bahagian Pendakwaan.

“Bagaimanapun, kes yang dicadangkan untuk didakwa di mahkamah ini akan dilaksanakan secara berperingkat,” katanya.

Setakat ini, beberapa ahli Umno sudah pun didakwa dengan kes terbaru membabitkan tiga ahli Umno yang dihadapkan di mahkamah berasingan, bulan lalu.

Ini termasuk Naib Ketua Umno Bahagian Beruas, Azman Noh, yang didakwa di Mahkamah Sesyen Ipoh atas tuduhan memberi rasuah RM300 kepada seorang perwakilan supaya mengundinya dan dua pemimpin lain bagi tiga jawatan tertinggi bahagian itu, Oktober lalu.

Di MELAKA, Ketua Umno Cawangan Panchor, Alor Gajah, Johari Ibrahim, 46, pula didakwa di Mahkamah Sesyen atas tuduhan memberi rasuah RM200 kepada seorang perwakilan supaya mengundi calon ketua bahagian Alor Gajah pada mesyuarat bahagian itu, November lalu.

Seorang ahli Umno Bahagian Raub yang juga guru penolong kanan sebuah sekolah rendah, Junaidi Abd Hamid, 45, turut didakwa di Mahkamah Sesyen di sini atas dua tuduhan memberi rasuah RM200 kepada dua ahli Umno pada pemilihan bahagian itu, September lalu.

Ogos tahun lalu, bekas Naib Ketua Umno bahagian Seremban, Mohd Nor Awang, 48, didakwa di Mahkamah Sesyen Seremban atas tuduhan menyogok RM500 kepada seorang Ketua Umno cawangan sebagai dorongan untuk mencalonkannya bertanding jawatan ketua bahagian.

http://www.bharian.com.my/Current_News/BH/Tuesday/BeritaUtama/20090224051003/Article
seals: Khir Toyo tak nampak ini ? Lolz ...... buat I gelak je. Dan bila RASUAH jadi perkara DALAMAN?

So Who Is At Fault

This picture was taken at a PETRONAS station. I saw the price was RM2.00 then it went up to RM2.20. The last petrol price increase it went up to RM2.50. But I heard BN Government said the officers will monitor and price increase. But now the petrol price has gone down, PETRONAS being a GLC should follow and be an example to the Government's call to reduce price. But till today (25th Feb 2009) the price is still RM2.50.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Naan Kadavul - I am GOD



A very informative movie with umph. But sad lots of censors and that kills the impact. It should be rated PG or 18 bla bla and leave the critical scene as it is.

You might need to understand the life of the people which Arya was acting to be able to understand the movie well and digest the whole thing. Congrats Bala, Arya.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Falling Flowers




My friend wake me up early today as he was visiting me. After his visit I saw under the tree lots of flowers. In tamil they call it "pavala malli". The flower blooms at about 9pm with nice smell and drops down at about 9am.

Ancam bunuh Speaker: Adun Pakatan Rakyat buat laporan polis

Ancam bunuh Speaker: Adun Pakatan Rakyat buat laporan polis
Johari Jaafar
Sun Feb 22, 09 11:24:40 am MYT
IPOH, 22 Feb (Hrkh) - Adun Pakaran Rakyat, Khalil Idham Lim (Titi Serong) dan Adun Caning Wong Kar Wah membuat laporan polis di Ibu Pejabat Kontijen Polis Ipoh semalam berikutan tindakan laman Web mykmu.net yang memaparkan tulisan dari editornya yang disifatkan tidak bertangungjawab dan boleh menaikkan kemarahan orang ramai untuk bertindak ke atas Speaker Dewan Undangan Negeri Perak.

Editor laman web tersebut menulis antaranya menyebut, "Jika zaman dahulu orang seperti Sivakumar ini sudah lama dibunuh oleh Laksamana Melayu. Hari ini orang Melayu sudah menjadi bacul-sebaculnya. Tidak pernah dalam sejarah Melayu pembesar Melayu mengangkat sembah kepada bukan Melayu, hari ini sudah berlaku di Dun Perak dan Selangor."

"Tulisan itu jelas satu usaha provokasi bagi menaikan kemarahan orang orang Melayu untuk bertindak sesuatu ke atas Speaker Dun Perak, V Sivakunar," jelas Khalil

Dalam satu perenggan ditulis seperti berikut, "Nyahkan Sivakumar dan mereka yang terbabit membuat keputusan kononnya menghadiri majlis tuanku satu kesalahan keluar dari negeri Perak Darul Ridzuan".

Adun Psakatan Rakyat memandang berat tulisan tersebut yang boleh mengundang kecelakaan kepada Speaker Dun Perak, oleh kerana itu laporan polis dibuat demi keselamatan V Sivakumar, katanya

Laman web Mykmu.net sebelum ini juga menyebarkan fitnah dan berita tidak berasas dalam satu kolum dua minggu lepas yang melaporkan mendapat maklumat melalui rakannya dari Kampung Idaman yang megatakan Adun Selat Klang (Dr Halimah) ditangkap basah di sebuah hotel di Pelabuhan Klang. - mns_

http://www.harakahdaily.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=19518&Itemid=1

Oru Poiyavadhu Hariharan



A cool song....touches my heart (Love is Pain lolz)



And this one....the moment the feelings changes...you don't know you are in love.

Feeling younger now ...lolz

'Anjing, keling': Student files report

'Anjing, keling': Student files report

Syed Jaymal Zahiid Feb 20, 09 2:19pm

A school is where the seeds of racial unity are supposed to be sowed but there have been cases suggesting otherwise, with the guilty party being none other than the teachers themselves.

Now a new allegation has surfaced from a school in Selayang Baru, where a 14-year-old student claims that he was physically assaulted and verbally abused by a teacher.

In his police report filed at the Selayang Baru police station last night, A Kuganeshwaran, a form two student at SMK Darul Ehsan, said: "The teacher called me 'anjing' (dog) and 'keling'."

He also claimed that the teacher had punched him on the back and arm.

According to Kuganeshwaran, the incident happened during the living skills lesson yesterday.

"There was an announcement made on the class speaker so I stood up to listen to it. My teacher told me to sit but I told him that I wanted to listen to the announcement.

"The teacher then took a wooden stick and approached me. He looked like he wanted to hit me. I pleaded with him not to hit me. Then he placed the stick on the table and punched me," read the report.

The student subsequently informed the headmistress, discipline teacher and class teacher regarding the incident.Kuganeshwaran also stated in his report that his class teacher had pleaded with him not to relate this incident to his parents.

Father sees red

His father K Anchutan, who accompanied his son to file the police report, told Malaysiakini that he was 'very angry' over the incident.

The 38-year-old security guard said a school is a place where children are supposed to be safe from harm.

"I send my kids to school so that they can get the best education and be successful. I did not put them in school to be racially abused and hit by teachers," he added.

Contacted later, SMK Darul Ehsan headmistress Siti Aishah Ismail said a meeting will be convened to discuss the matter today.

"We will investigate first. We want to get all the details and we will speak to the parents as well. We wish to conclude this matter as soon as possible, possibly by next week," she added.

Siti Aishah said once the school completes its investigation, it will submit the findings to the district education department and Education Ministry.

Last July, a teacher from SMK Telok Panglima Garang in Kuala Langat was transferred after she uttered racial slurs and derogatory remarks at several Indian students.

The 35-year-old history teacher had on two occasions called Indian students in a Form Four and Form Five class 'black monkeys', 'negroes' and 'keling pariah'.

http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/98738

Malaysiakini reports that a student in Selayang has lodged a police report after his teacher physically and verbally abused him. In his police report filed at the Selayang Baru police station last night, A Kuganeshwaran, a form two student at SMK Darul Ehsan, said: "The teacher called me 'anjing' (dog) and 'keling'.

" The teacher had apparently also punched him. This is not the first time. This won't be the last, either. Dato' Seri Hishamuddin, I, we, DEMAND that you take severe action. No more transferring the teacher. If the alleged incident took place as reported, SACK the teacher. The police should investigate this incident thoroughly. If the act was committed, CHARGE the teacher in court.
http://premnatha.blogspot.com/2009/02/anjing-keling-yet-again.html

seals: Premnath, do you think your demand will ever happen? I am just laughing at you. The last time the teacher was "promoted to a better school and near to the home. Maybe this time, this teacher could be promoted to GPK with a reason of transfer.

The question again, what happen to the earlier case? She is still enjoying life?

You see the mainstream media never even report this. Or maybe the police may catch up with Malaysiakini for publishing this.

We have never seen such things 20 years back.

Karpal questions MACC’s ‘unholy haste’ against Khalid

By Priscilla Dielenberg, The Star

DAP chairman Karpal Singh is questioning the “unholy haste” behind the decision of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in announcing that it had good and strong evidence against Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim for misusing his powers.

“As MP (Bukit Gelugor), I demand from MACC chief commissioner Datuk Seri Ahmad Said Hamdan as to the basis on which he made this very serious statement publicly.

“I wonder what his motive was in publicly maligning the Mentri Besar,” said Karpal Singh on Saturday.

He said it was a very serious matter for Ahmad Said to publicly announce, before a decision was made to prosecute, that the MACC had good and strong evidence to show that Khalid misused his powers over the maintenance of his personal car and the distribution of 46 cows for slaughter in his Bandar Tun Razak parliamentary constituency.

Karpal Singh said he would raise the matter in Parliament, which is in the process of sitting, if he did not get a proper reply.

He said Ahmad Said was “quite incompetent” in saying the commission would refer the case to the Attorney-General’s chambers although it was vested with powers to prosecute.

“He does not even know the provisions of Section 58 of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009, which states that a prosecution for an offence under the Act shall not be instituted except by or with the consent of the Public Prosecutor.

“The MACC is given wide powers of investigation but no power to prosecute,” he said.

Karpal Singh also said Selangor opposition leader Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Khir Toyo should not publicly say that in the event Khalid was charged, he should resign until such time the case was concluded.

“The question of resigning his post does not arise because the law is very clear. A person is presumed innocent until proven guilty, that’s elementary,” said Karpal Singh.

He was speaking at a press conference at his legal firm in Green Hall here after having his statement recorded by investigating officer ASP Mohamad Ismail Jamaluddin from the George Town police headquarters in connection to his police report lodged on Friday about receiving live bullets and a death threat through the mail.

Karpal Singh said the case had been classified as criminal intimidation by an anonymous communication under Section 507 of the Penal Code, which carries a jail term of up to two years in addition to the punishment provided for threatening to cause death or grievous hurt under Section 506, which carries a jail term of up to seven years, or a fine, or both.

“I call upon the Inspector-General of Police to personally look into the report, which is a very serious threat to an MP. No MP should be intimidated with death,” he said.

He also reminded whoever had sent the threat that it would not deter him in his duties to the people and in the public interest.

http://mt.m2day.org/2008/content/view/18372/84/

MACC reduced into “Malaysian Agency for Car and Cows”

MACC reduced into “Malaysian Agency for Car and Cows” – Ahmad Said should resign
What a letdown!

Members of Parliament and Malaysians were promised when the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) 2008 Bill was debated in Parliament last December that the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi was finally going to honour his most important pledge when he became Prime Minister five years ago – to eradicate corruption and create a new political culture of public integrity with zero tolerance for corruption.

Parliament and the nation were told that MACC was going to become another ICAC (Hong Kong’s Independent Commission Against Corruption) respected world-wide for its uncompromising and no-nonsense commitment against corruption without fear or favour for position, status or influence.

In less than two months, the MACC has become a joke. Instead of building public confidence in its journey to become another ICAC, feared and respected by all, it has quickly become a joke, reduced into a “Malaysian Agency for Car and Cows” for the Barisan Nasional government to victimize Pakatan Rakyat leaders.

The unprecedented statement by the MACC Chief Commissioner Datuk Seri Ahmad Said Hamdan that the MACC has “good and strong evidence” of corruption against the Selangor Pakatan Rakyat Mentri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid over the car and cows controversy has destroyed whatever credibility the MACC might have among Malaysians that it would be independent, professional and uninfluenced by the dictates of its political masters.

Although Ahmad Said said the matter would be referred to the Attorney-General’s Chambers for further action, the MACC Chief Commissioner has already taken the unprecedented step of proclaiming that Khalid had been guilty of corruption – which had never be done before in the history of ACA of over four decades!

Equally shocking was Ahmad Said’s statement that the MACC would also investigate allegations of abuse of power by Perak state assembly Speaker V. Sivakumar for suspending the illegitimate Perak Mentri Besar Dr. Zambry Abdul Kadir and his state executive councillors from the assembly, pledging: “If its’ true that there had been abuse of power, the MACC will take appropriate action”.

When did the Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) ever declare in the past 40 years that it would take action against the Speaker of Parliament for any “abuse of power” although there had not been any lack of controversies over decisions and rulings of the Speaker during the period?

Yesterday, I had called on the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi to provide the leadership in the Barisan Nasional to co-operate with Pakatan Rakyat to keep the Rulers above the political fray in the Perak political and constitutional crisis as the issue in contention is not about the institution of constitutional monarchy but the people’s will on the elected government of their choice in a system of parliamentary democracy.

It is a matter of grave concern that the MACC has jumped into the Perak politic al crisis when it has no business whatsoever to get involved, as it raises the question whether the entire apparatus of state in the hands of the Federal government, including the MACC, the police, the Attorney-General’s Chambers would be abused and arrayed against the Pakatan Rakyat in the Perak political and constitutional crisis?

If so, this will be a pathetic end for the fifth premiership of Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and a most ominous start for the sixth premiership of Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

There have been calls for undemocratic, illegal and unconstitutional arrogation of powers to deal with the Perak political and constitutional crisis, such as the declaration of an emergency, the misuse and abuse of draconian powers under the Internal Security Act and Sedition Act, to prop up the illegal and unconstitutional Umno power grab in Perak.

This must be resisted for Malaysia’s democracy, international standing and competitiveness will be the greatest casualties.

The dissolution of the Perak State Assembly and a snap state general election within 30 days to resolve the political crisis state is the best solution in the circumstances.

Ahmad Said should resign as MACC Chief Commissioner as he has reduced MACC into “Malaysian Agency for Car and Cows” for the BN to victimize PR instead of another ICAC respected worldwide for its fight against corruption.

How can the MACC win the confidence of the people in its credibility, independence and professionalism when it is blind, deaf and mute to the mega scandals in the country, whether the RM4.6 billion Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ) scandal or those involving top leaders whether in Barisan Nasional or in the public service like the Inspector-General of Police and the Attorney-General but only interested in Khalid’s “car and cows” controversy or Sivakumar’s decision as a Speaker which has nothing to do whatsoever with MACC?

http://blog.limkitsiang.com/2009/02/21/macc-reduced-into-malaysian-agency-for-car-and-cows-%e2%80%93-ahmad-said-should-resign/

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Suspension needed to put House in order, says Perak Speaker

(The Star) - The decision to suspend Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Dr Zambry Abd Kadir and his six executive council members from assembly sittings was made to put the House in order.

State Assembly Speaker V. Sivakumar said he had “no choice” but to make the order as the seven were found to have clearly broken the rules of the state constitution.

He said Article 16(6) of the state constitution stated that the mentri besar of the day could seek an audience with the Sultan of Perak to dissolve the assembly if he ceased to command the confidence of the majority.

“The Clause clearly refers to the mentri besar at the time which was Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Ja­maluddin. No one else but the mentri besar has the right to seek an audience with the Sultan,” he said.

Sivakumar noted that under the state constitution there was no provision stating that any party suddenly claiming to have the majority could or must see the Sultan of Perak to ask to form the next government.

He said that as the head of the legislative assembly it fell upon him to resolve the constitutional crisis after receiving a complaint from Canning assemblyman Wong Kah Woh.

“After meeting the seven assemblymen, it was clear that they had committed wrong under the state constitution. Therefore, I had no other choice. I had to follow the rules,” he said.

Sivakumar stressed that it was never his intention to commit treason against Sultan Azlan Shah.

“I am also not questioning whe­ther the Sultan has the power to not dissolve the assembly,” he said.

On Wednesday, the Perak State Assembly Special Privileges Com­mittee, chaired by Sivakumar, suspended Dr Zambry for 18 months and his state executive council members for 12 months for showing contempt to the House.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abudllah Ahmad Badawi said on Thursday that what Sivakumar did was wrong. He regarded the act as not respecting, and rejecting, Sultan Azlan Shah’s decision to appoint Dr Zambry and the executive council members.

DAP chairman Karpal Singh said Sivakumar did not break the law with the suspension order.

Nizar described Abdullah’s directive to Dr Zambry to defy the ban as unlawful, saying that such a directive would encourage the people to go against the law.

Pakatan Rakyat has also urged Dr Zambry to dissolve the assembly to end the constitutional crisis.

http://mt.m2day.org/2008/content/view/18358/84/

seals: Let UMNO sue if they say it is unlawful, but before that the court has to hear the case that was filed by the elected Menteri Besar (PKR) or to make it faster, lets all dissolve the DUN. If BN says people support them, then they must be confident to get more seats in the re-election.

I guess they know they will not win, so they are seeking to have a short cut.

I will just watch what will be their next move. Will we see another person goes missing?

Friday, February 20, 2009

Lets Hope

Lets hope I will stop blogging on Malaysian politics as it creates much stress on me. I start to blog Malaysian politics to de-stress seeing what is happening in Malaysian politics. But as I blog i get deeper into Malaysian politics and it added stress. I think I should let the politicians do the politics. I am not good in politics. Hehehehehehe...lets see if I can keep my finger out of politics. Might stick to humanitarian and photography.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Ravi & Anoushka Shankar - Raga Anandi Kalyan



You will need this in the mids of the Malaysian Political situation....This touches my soul...and almost all of Ravi Shankar's ... salute to his track "Shanti Mantra"

Perak speaker bars Zambry, excos from assembly sittings

Updated: Wednesday February 18, 2009 MYT 8:41:00 PM
Perak speaker bars Zambry, excos from assembly sittings
By CLARA CHOOI

IPOH: Perak Speaker V. Sivakumar has barred Mentri Besar Datuk Dr Zambry Abd Kadir from from attending all State Assembly sittings for 18 months

Dr Zambry's six exco members have been barred for 12 months, Sivakumar said on Wednesday.
Sivakumar, in a statement, said the seven had failed to give any explanation during Wednesday’s inquiry into a complaint that they had shown contempt for the House.

“Dr Zambry and the six exco members have failed and did not give any explanation to the committee.

“They failed to offer any explanation on their actions of contempt for the House and hence have been found guilty as charged,” it said.

“I (Sivakumar) have decided that Dr Zambry is, with immediate effect, suspended and barred from attending State Assembly sessions for 18 months while the six exco members are barred for 12 months,” the statement added.

The drama unfolded at 2.55pm when the seven appeared for the inquiry before the state’s Committee of Special Privileges, chaired by Sivakumar, at the State Secretariat.

During the meeting however, the sole Barisan Nasional representative in the seven-member committee, Datuk Hasbullah Osman, was absent.

It is learnt that efforts by the other Pakatan Rakyat committee members to contact the latter were futile.

A cheerful Dr Zambry and his six-member exco panel entered the meeting room for about 30 minutes and exited later without speaking to the press.

“I was summoned yesterday and I am here again today,” Dr Zambry joked to reporters as he entered.

On Tuesday, Dr Zambry and two reporters were summoned before the committee to give statements on the former’s statement in newspapers on Sivakumar’s conduct.

An exco member later revealed that the inquiry had gone on smoothly and without the exchange of heated arguments.

“Dr Zambry made his objection to the committee. There was no question and answer session.

“It was cordial and professional. After all, we are all grown-ups,” said the exco member.

Canning assemblyman Wong Kah Woh, who was the complainant in the matter, told pressmen that he had presented his case before the committee.

“I presented my complaint that Dr Zambry and his six ‘false’ excos had shown contempt for the House when they were sworn into the Assembly via unconstitutional means,” he said.

After Dr Zambry and his excos left, the committee convened its closed-door meeting until 5.05pm before Sivakumar left for his office.

At about 6.20pm, an aide distributed a press statement signed by Sivakumar, announcing that Dr Zambry and his exco members had been barred from the assembly.

The exco members are Dr Mah Hang Soon (Chenderiang), Datuk Ramly Zahari (Manong), Zainol Fadzi Paharuddin (Sungai Manik), Mohd Zahir Abdul Khalid (Kamunting), Hamidah Osman (Sungai Rapat), Datuk Saarani Mohamad (Kota Tampan).

After the statement was distributed, Sivakumar rushed away from reporters who chased after him for further details.

When pressed whether the Speaker had such powers to bar assemblymen without first bringing the matter to the House, Sivakumar said:

“I will notify the House.” He later left without another word.

http://www.thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2009/2/18/nation/20090218163851&sec=nation

seals: You are cool Speaker.....

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Wong offers to quit, PKR says hold on

Updated: Tuesday February 17, 2009 MYT 4:48:19 PM

PETALING JAYA: Selangor executive council member and Bukit Lanjan assemblyman Elizabeth Wong, whose nude photographs are being circulated, has tendered her resignation from both posts, but party leaders have yet to accept it.

PKR adviser and de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said the party would make its decision after Wong comes back from extended leave, but declined to say how long she will be off.

“No one in Pakatan Rakyat is pressuring her to leave,” he said, adding that he was concerned with the “pattern of tarnishing PKR MPs’ reputations.”

“This is a nasty, humiliating personal attack on her and we have seen this pattern of attack in Perak, Kedah and now, in Selangor,” he said.

Earlier this month, Bukit Selambau assemblyman V. Arumugam of PKR quit after allegations of a marriage scandal surfaced.

“Eli (Wong) is an important leader in our state government with a good track record. We leave it to the wisdom of the Selangor Mentri Besar whether to accept her resignation,” Anwar said.

“Wong has spoken at length to (Anwar’s wife and PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan) Azizah Ismail and me.

“We have discussed the issues and we understand her reasons and the decisions that she has taken. We also condemned in the strongest possible terms certain elements for resorting to this pattern of attack,” he told reporters after chairing the PKR pre-council meeting at the Parliament House in Kuala Lumpur.

Anwar, who could not attend the opening of the new Parliament meeting on Monday after missing his flight from Doha, said he would also stand by Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim’s request for Wong to go on a “short break” to avoid any undue pressure on her.

“We have also asked her to reconsider all her options. After the break, I will meet with her again to further discuss the issue. Pakatan Rakyat leaders have also agreed to leave it to PKR to make a decision about her status,” he said.

Wong announced she was offering to quit her posts on Tuesday morning, saying she would have a talk with Khalid to arrange for the proper handover of her responsibilities.

Khalid confirmed that he had received Wong’s resignation letter but advised her to go on “leave and have a deserved rest.”

He said he would get the Sultan of Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah’s views on Wong’s decision to quit all posts first.

“I shall be seeking an audience with his His Royal Highness the Sultan of Selangor to brief him on the issue and seek his guidance,” he said.

“This turn of events is unfortunate as ... Wong has been an exemplary exco member,” Khalid said in a statement.

“It is most unfortunate that certain elements have resorted to such despicable acts to smear her (Wong’s) name and integrity.

“I am sure Malaysians and the people of Selangor will reject the use of such shameful tactics and join me in condemning the people responsible,” he added.

Triple-whammy
If PKR accepts her resignation sooner rather than later, Malaysians might face three by-election within the next two months.

There is the now-vacated Bukit Selambau state seat in Kedah, as well as the Bukit Gantang parliamentary seat in Perak with the death of its Member of Parliament Roslan Shaharum of PAS on Feb 9.

The Election Commission has fixed April 7 for those two by-elections, with nomination day being March 29.

Its chairman Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof said that the Commission would not rule out the possibility of holding all three by-elections at the same time if and when it is officially informed of Wong’s resignation of the Bukit Lanjang seat.

At a press conference earlier Tuesday, Wong said that she would continue to serve the people and “fight for justice for Malaysia.”

She said that although the smear campaign directed against her has caused a lot of anguish, she is aware that the real objective is to discredit PKR.

“I have done nothing wrong; I wish to state that I am not ashamed of my sexuality as a woman and as a single person,” Wong said outside the PKR headquarters in Petaling Jaya.

Also present were PKR vice-president Sivarasa Rasiah and her fellow exco members Teresa Kok and Xavier Jeyakumar.

“I have broken no law; I stand by the fundamenal principles of a democracy that everyone has a right to privacy,” Wong said, breaking down in tears.

She said that she believed that the attacks would continue in greater intensity and PKR’s political rivals would continue to “manipulate the situation.”

“Accordingly, I have decided to make a stand in the interest of the party and its struggle for the people,” Wong said.

Many supporters who had gathered called for her to withdraw her offer to resign.

Wong was the state exco member in charge of Tourism, Consumer Affairs and the Environment, and the information chief of the Women’s wing of PKR and of her division Petaling Jaya Utara.

Without consent
Wong was informed last Friday by journalists from a daily that they were in possession of intimate photographs of her and that the daily was about to publish a story about them.

She described the distribution and publication of the materials a malicious attack on her personality, a gross outrage of her modesty and a gross invasion of her privacy. She lodged a police report on Sunday night.

OCPD Asst Comm Arjunaidi Mohamed confirmed the report and said that Wong had heard about the photographs being circulated from friends and journalists.

“We will be calling everyone involved to give their statements as soon as possible,” he said on Monday.

Selangor police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar said police have already questioned reporters from two English dailies who received the pictures.

“Selangor police have also set up a special taskforce to investigate the matter,” he said Tuesday, adding that they expect to take Wong’s statement later Tuesday.

Police have warned that anyone found distributing the pictures could face a jail term of up to three years, a fine, or both, under Section 292 of the Penal Code for distributing and having in possession material containing pornographic elements.

There is talk that the pictures, allegedly snapped without her consent or knowledge, might have been taken and circulated by an ex-boyfriend.

Support from many
The distribution of her photographs has incensed women’s groups and leaders from both sides of the political divide.

MCA Wanita chief Datin Chew Mei Fun condemned the person or persons responsible, saying:

“We are outraged by such shameful acts of using women as sexual objects. It is an outright invasion of the privacy of women as well as an exploitation of women.”

Chew said taking photographs of bodily parts without consent or knowledge is against the law and punishable under the Penal Code (Act 574) and publishing such pornographic materials in the public domain also constituted to a violation of the same Act.

The Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG) expressed shock over the unauthorised circulation of the pictures, saying that Wong was being victimised as a single woman, in a tactic meant to deliberately cast moral aspersions and indirectly question her ability to carry out her duties as a politician.

The group – comprising Awam, Empower, WAO and WCC – said it hoped to hear strong statements from both Barisan Nasional and Pakatan Rakyat condemning the circulation of sexually intimate photos and videos as a means of practising politics.

Wong, in a personal message on her blog, thanked everyone for their messages of support.

“I am grateful for your support and kind words of encouragement, especially from my constituents, my party and Pakatan members, exco members and old friends. This means the world to me.

“I also wish to thank some fellow politicians from the other opposite end of the political divide for their encouragement too,” she said.

Wong won the Bukit Lanjan seat with a majority of over 5,000, the second largest majority won by a PKR state assembly candidate in Selangor, in the general election on March 8 last year.

http://www.thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2009/2/17/nation/20090217113914&sec=nation

seals: Why should you quit? Don't accept defeat when it is not your fault. Never listel to Toyol's. The Toyol's purpose is to do damage. Don't quit. Be strong......the people needs you and you got a strong mandate. Stay and prove them wrong.

Cops probing Guan Eng ‘assassination plot’

Published: Tuesday February 17, 2009 MYT 1:53:00 PM
Cops probing Guan Eng ‘assassination plot’
By ANN TAN

GEORGE TOWN: Police are investigating the report lodged by a Gerakan Youth wing to see if Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng’s safety is being threatened.

George Town OCPD Asst Comm Azam Abd Hamid said they would be recording statements from reporters who reported the news, and other parties.

It is believed that police would also be recording statements from Lim regarding the allegation.

The Gerakan Youth wing on Monday lodged a police report over the safety of Lim following reports in Chinese dailies about an alleged plot to assassinate him.

Four Chinese dailies reported earlier that rumours were spreading like wildfire that “someone is out to finish off Lim.”

It is learnt that the police have called up reporters from one of the four Chinese newspapers Tuesday to help in its investigation.

ACP Azam said police had yet to receive any documentation or SMSes on the rumoured assassination.

“We are currently investigating the case under Section 506 of the Penal Code for criminal intimidation,” he said.

http://www.thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2009/2/17/nation/20090217135155&sec=nation

Seals: This is what i call human value. Even though he is from Gerakan, he still make a police report for the man from DAP because of the human value that he has. I salute him.
This the police should be fast in giving protection to Guan Eng first then starting an investigation.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Probably my last message to Malaysians

Monday, 16 February 2009 11:29
NO HOLDS BARRED
Raja Petra Kamarudin

Tomorrow, I will probably be detained under the Internal Security Act. Anyhow, before we talk about that, let me start by giving you my prediction for the two by-elections scheduled for early April.
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Read full text at : http://mt.m2day.org/2008/content/view/18155/84/

....... This is a decision I have taken and no one can make me change my mind. And this is probably the last article of mine that you shall read if they send me to Kamunting tomorrow. Keep the struggle going. I shall no longer be able to join you in that struggle. The work is far from finished. This country needs major political, economic and social reforms. The next two years are going to be most trying years indeed. And expect a snap general election within 18 months of Najib taking over if he does take over on 1 April 2009.

I lay down my life for this nation of ours called Malaysia. I will sacrifice myself for the sake of the struggle. There is very little left I can give at this point of time other than my life. For those who stood by me all these years, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I go with a heavy heart. But my heart is heavy only because I have but one life to give.

Death is not the end. Death is but the beginning. It is the beginning of a new journey that none of us can escape and will one day embark upon. It is not something to be sad about. It is something to rejoice.

Please continue your struggle to make Malaysia a better place for our future generation. This country belongs to them and it is for them that we struggle. For some of us, our time is already almost up. We do not have many years left. Many have gone before us. Many friends who started out with us in 1998 are no longer around. But they left this world in the hope that one day Malaysia will be the country that we dream it would be. And that, too, must be our dream.

I pray and hope that the Putrajaya Federal Court will uphold the decision of the Shah Alam High Court to free me from ISA detention. But if it reverses that decision then we must be prepared for that as well. And if the Federal Court does what I fear it will do, goodbye Malaysians, my comrade-in-arms. We shall meet again, one day, although not in this world but the next.

seals: Lets pray, hope and wish that things will be favorable for our beloved RPK. He should be a free man. I see him as ONE MAN who has enlighten the Malaysians and the world in many things and many aspects.
LET'S PRAY FOR HIM TO BE BACK HOME FOR HIS MEALS AND CONTINUE WRITING FOR MALAYSIANS

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Thaipusam 2009 -5


When I saw he arriving for the prayers with the family, I felt a click with him. Thats why I start to take many photos here at the prayers.

Turmeric powder, a disinfecter my nature and used as a purifier in prayers..










Thaipusam 2009 -4