Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
One thing that makes it all complete
You find it in the strangest places
Places you never knew it could be
Some find it in the face of their children
Some find it in their lover's eyes
Who can deny the joy it brings
When you found that special thing
You're flying without wings
Some find it sharing every morning
Some in their solitary lives
You find it in the words of others
A simple line can make you laugh or cry
You find it in the deepest friendship
The kind you cherish all your life
And when you know how much that means
You've found that special thing
You're flying without wings
So impossible as they may seem
You've got to fight for every dream
'Cause who's to know
Which one you let go
Would have made you complete
Well, for me it's waking up beside you
To watch the sunrise on your face
To know that I can say I love you
In any given time or place
It's little things that only I know
Those are the things that make you mine
And it's like flying without wings
'Cause you're my special thing
I'm flying without wings
And you're the place my life begins
And you'll be where it ends
I'm flying without wings
And that's the joy you bring
I'm flying without wings
Hope you will too.......
BE ONE, BE THE, BE ALL..
The original video track : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1LEISP6e9c
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
SHAH ALAM: Selangor’s Select Committee on Competence, Accountability and Transparency (Selcat) has found former mentri besar Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Khir Toyo guilty of not attending its inquiry in March into the disbursement of state agency funds.
The committee, under the Selangor State Legislative Assembly, has also found him guilty of three charges of making disparaging remarks and negative statements on Selcat’s legitimacy, in the media and on his blog.
He was slapped with an earlier one-year suspension for his failure to attend the inquiry, and six months each for the three consecutive charges.
All his allowances and privileges as an assemblyman would also be suspended.
However, Selcat chairman Teng Chang Khim said these were only recommendations made by Selcat.
“These recommendations would be brought to the next State Assembly sitting in July for debate. Everybody involved, including Dr Mohd Khir, will be allowed to debate on the recommendations,” he said.
In the eight-day Selcat inquiry in March, witnesses had testified that millions of ringgit from the state’s business arm were squandered by Balkis, a charity headed by Dr Mohd Khir’s wife Datin Zaharah Kechik while he was in office.
seals: So, what the MACC is doing...still chasing the cows?
Monday, May 18, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Plots given to five-year-olds and grassroots politicians
PETALING JAYA: At least two five-year-olds are among 81 youngsters who were allocated plots of land in a squatter resettlement area in Taman Selayang Mutiara, Selangor, in a land scam which began more than 20 years ago.
Hundreds of names of eligible original squatters in the Bukit Botak resettlement project, meanwhile, were deleted and replaced with those of people, some of whom are now only in their 20s.
These landowners were born between 1978 and 1980 — meaning they would have been between just five and seven when they were assigned the lots in 1985.
Plots were also given to outsiders, including some not from Selangor, who are obviously not entitled or qualified to get the land.
On top of that, plots were also given to grassroots politicians who were not squatters or even residing in the area.
The resettlement scheme started in 1985 when large tracts of land were pledged to the 1,634 original squatters. The names of 215 original squatters went missing from the land allocation list.
Of the 1,634 lots, 270 in Kampung Bendahara were given to the squatters who eventually settled there in 1990.
The remaining lots were assigned to squatter families by the state government in 1995 but they are still waiting for their lots.
The saga, that has been ongoing for over two decades now, has seen five Mentris Besar taking charge of the state, including the current administration of Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim.
Tan Sri Ahmad Razali Ali was Mentri Besar in 1985, followed by Tan Sri Muhammad Muhammad Taib (1986-1997), Tan Sri Abu Hassan Omar (1997-2000) and Datuk Seri Khir Toyo (2000-2008).
Read more/complete report at : http://thestar.com.my/news/story.aspfile=/2009/5/14/nation/3840470&sec=nation
seals: Can this be a point to investigate/audit all BN state?
Siva lodges police report over ‘gun’ at assembly
IPOH: Former Speaker V. Sivakumar has lodged a police report over claims that an object, believed to be a firearm, was brought into the Perak State Assembly sitting on May 7.
“An unidentified man brought an object believed to be a firearm into the state assembly sitting,” said Perak DAP secretary Nga Kor Ming during a press conference.
“Nobody, not even the assemblymen, is allowed to bring firearms into the house. We want the Attorney-General to charge those involved,” he said, adding that it broke global parliamentary conventions.
He showed reporters a video clip taken using a mobile phone of a man pulling out an object from his left rear waistband.
However, only a blurry image of the object could be seen on the video. Nga claimed that the object could be a revolver.
Sivakumar, who was at the press conference, later lodged a police report on the matter at the Ipoh police headquarters.
Nga also urged the Attorney-General to charge deputy speaker Hee Yit Foong with assault under Section 323 of the Penal Code for allegedly using pepper spray on Aulong assemblyman Yew Tian Hoe.
He showed a videograb of Hee, apparently committing the offence, that was published in Chinese newspaper Guang Ming Daily on May 12.
Meanwhile, Perak DAP chief Datuk Ngeh Koo Ham claimed that Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abd Kadir was acting in contempt of court by resuming his duties as the Perak Mentri Besar.
Ngeh said that until the Court of Appeal made its decision, neither Dr Zambry nor Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin could legally carry out any mentri besar duty.
Video from Malaysiakini, thanks to Malaysiakini and other non mainstream media's, without them the truth will be dead. See till the end part of the video.
seals: Don't worry Malaysians.....there will be no actions from the LAW.
Is it within law The "Mandela Ghandi" Zambry going on with swearing-in of local councillors during a stay order
What is you opinion people?
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Perak crisis: Details on stay of execution
By LISA GOH
PUTRAJAYA: The Court of Appeal on Tuesday granted a stay of execution on the High Court’s ruling that Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin is the rightful mentri besar of Perak.
With the stay order, status quo remains with Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abd Kadir as the Perak Mentri Besar pending his appeal against the High Court’s ruling on Monday.
Justice Ramly Ali granted the stay at about 1.15pm following an application by Zambry at about 9.30am Tuesday. Zambry also filed an appeal at the Kuala Lumpur High Court registry at about 9am.
“The court notes that the circumstance of this case is very unique as it does not only involve the applicant and respondent but the entire state of Perak.
“Based on the practise of this court, which has the jurisdiction to grant the stay, the stay is granted,” he said, adding: “The court will fix an early date for the appeal hearing.”
Nizar’s lead counsel Sulaiman Abdullah then immediately requested for the court to apply terms to the stay of execution order, but his request was rejected.
On Monday, the High Court ruled that Nizar was the rightful mentri besar of Perak as his office had not been vacated when Zambry was appointed mentri besar.
This came following Nizar’s application on Feb 13 for a judicial review challenging Zambry’s appointment, seeking a declaration that he was the rightful mentri besar at all material times and an injunction to bar Zambry from carrying out his duties as MB.
Zambry’s lawyer Datuk Cecil Abraham submitted that Nizar had clearly indicated that he would seek an audience with the Sultan of Perak Sultan Azlan Shah to request for the dissolution of the state legislative assembly.
“If the state assembly is dissolved, then the appeal would be academic,” he said, adding that if the stay was not granted, the appeal would be rendered nugatory.
Sulaiman, however, argued that the stay order would allow the “person found by the High Court to be the usurper to continue his office”.
“What about us? If a stay is granted, Zambry could initiate a motion of no-confidence against Nizar and the court will say our case is academic as Nizar is no longer mentri besar.
“Whether or not there is a dissolution, that lies in the hands of a third party, as it depends on whether Tuanku grants it or not. But whether there is a motion of no-confidence or not, that is in their hands,” he submitted.
After the ruling, Nizar’s lawyer Ranjit Singh said an option was to appeal to a three-man bench of the Court of Appeal to set aside this court’s stay of execution order.
seals: I am sure the next plan is for BN to call to dissolve the DUN (get a good name) and control everything during the elections.
Zambry compares himself to Mandela, Gandhi
By CLARA CHOOI
IPOH: Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abd Kadir, whose nearly three-month tenure as mentri besar was ruled illegitimate by the Kuala Lumpur High Court on Monday, has likened himself to Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi.
Warning Pakatan Rakyat not to under-estimate him, he said the High Court’s “shocking decision” did not mean he would give up the fight.
“To me, losing the mentri besar post will not reduce my fighting spirit in upholding the truth.
If reinstated Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin and his “friends ... assume that the High Court’s decision will dampen my spirit, then they have read me wrong,” he said in a blog entry early Tuesday morning.
He said a person did not need to hold a post in his struggle to uphold the truth, and likened the recent struggles faced by him and his “comrades from the Barisan Nasional” to those endured by politicians like Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi.
“Nelson Mandela sacrificed his freedom for 27 years in order to free South Africans from the grip of ‘apartheid.’
“Gandhi also sacrificed his life for the sake of India’s independence and so his people would be able to live without caste or religious boundaries,” he said.
Dr Zambry said however that it was lucky for him that his struggles had not caused him physical harm or loss of freedom.
“I only had to withstand the negative perceptions that Nizar and his people have created of me and the Barisan’s image.
“I know it will be hard to change such perceptions for their accusations are all over the Internet,” he said.
He also accused Pakatan Rakyat of being “greedy,” expressing disbelief at Pakatan’s “swift way of moving back into power,” especially the way they had reported to work at the state secretariat at 7:15am Tuesday, saying this was part of their “tyranny.”
Dr Zambry also reiterated that he accepted the High Court’s decision with an open heart and vowed that he would not question it.
“I will not be like the Pakatan which practises ‘selective justice’ by only accepting the decisions that favour themselves and rejecting those that do not,” he said.
Dr Zambry also maintained that the Federal Court’s decision that Speaker V. Sivakumar had no right to suspend him and his six executive councillors still held, although the High Court ruled that Nizar was the rightful mentri besar.
seals: This is the greatest disrecpect towards Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi, don't make us puke!!!!
They faced the people and they had support of the WORLD, you dare not face the people with only support of PERAK UMNO. Don't make joke la bro....!!!
Dissolve state assembly, Ku Li urges Sultan
By SYED AZHAR
KOTA BARU: Umno veteran Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah has urged the Sultan of Perak to dissolve the Assembly to prevent the political imbroglio in the state from spiralling out of control.
In a blog posting on Monday, he noted that he had written on Feb 7 that Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamad Nizar Jamaluddin was still the legal mentri besar despite the takeover by Barisan Nasional.
He had said then that according to the state constitution, Nizar was the mentri besar until he resigned of his own accord or was removed by a vote of no confidence in a formal sitting of the Assembly.
The Perak constitution makes no provision for his removal by any other means, including by petitions or instructions from any other authority, he had written then.
“Today, after three months and yet more shameful scenes, the High Court affirmed the same elementary principle, and held that Nizar has been and remains the mentri besar,” Tengku Razaleigh wrote on Monday,
The High Court also ordered Datuk Seri Zambry Abdul Kadir and his executive officers to vacate their offices, and rejected an application from Zambry for a stay of proceedings pending an appeal.
Tengku Razaleigh urged the Sultan of Perak, Sultan Azlan Shah, to dissolve the Assembly.
“This is the decent thing to do, but also the only way out of a crisis which has already spiralled out of Perak, damaged the rule of law, compromised the judiciary, the police and the state civil service, and damaged the monarchy in public opinion,” he said.
He said the Dr Zambry’s administration had been illegitimate all along and all decisions and contracts were made without legal status.
“The cascade of illegalities we warned of must now be unwound painfully. This includes the deplorable events of May 7 in Ipoh. It means the resolution to replace the Speaker was brought by an illegal state government,” he added.
In his no holds barred style, Tengku Razaleigh also said that the monarchy itself has been embarrassed by this episode, as well as by “a systematic programme by some to inflame this issue into one of race and treason.”
“Such attempts only hurt the institutions they claim to protect, and they hurt Umno and Barisan Nasional.
“The real issue has always been the Constitution and the Rule of Law, and the monarchy is protected in its role of upholding the primacy of the Constitution.
“Umno is not well served by leaders who place short-term political objectives above the Constitution,” he added.
seals: I hope BN will not further blow charcoal on their face, just let the DUN be dissolved and got for election.