Tuesday, September 29, 2009

No-show by prosecution in Kugan's death

According to Manoharan, it is quite a mystery as to why only one police officer is to be charged, instead of 11 cops who were allegedly involved in Kugan's death.

"I bet that one person will be made a scapegoat and the rest are going to escape. There is not going to be any justice in this case," he said.

He also expressed regret to learn that Kugan's mother N Indra can no longer witness justice for her son as she cannot take any more leave from her job as a housekeeper.

"She was apparently threatened by her employer who said that she would lose her job if she takes more leave to attend to Kugan's case," he said.

Tun Majid Tun Hamzah, the head of prosecution in the attorney-general's chambers, said “nothing has been confirmed” at this point.

He denied rumours that the police officer would be charged later today.


complete news @ : http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/113801

Friday, September 25, 2009

Kugan's mother to appeal to Agong

No probe despite evidence

Currently, the Malaysian Medical Council (MMC) is probing Dr. Karim Tajuddin's professional conduct in relation to the cause of Kugan's death in the first post-mortem report.

Kugan case 020709 04"Until now nobody has been arrested and nobody has been charged... on top of that the police have seized the samples," lamented Surendran (left).

"Kugan's mother has got no where else to turn to... in hopes that the Agong is the final frontier of justice, we are going there tomorrow," he said.

The family is currently pursuing for the return of Kugan's seized blood and tissue samples.

Surendran said that the several civil rights groups and opposition members of parliament will also be present at the vicinity.

He added that the lackadaisical attitude of the authorities is taking a toll on Kugan's family.

Dissatisfied with the report his family demanded that a second post-mortem to be done, as a video clip taken at the Serdang Hospital mortuary revealed severe bruises on Kugan's body.

Following massive public outcry accusing the police of foul play, Attorney-General Abdul Gani Patail reclassified the case as murder and a day later 11 officers from the Taipan police station were moved and put on desk duty.

Moreover, in April the police had seized Kugan's blood and tissue samples, documents and even the second pathologist handwritten notes from the University Malaya Medical Centre's Pathology Department.

complete news at : http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/113616

seals: Where is justice ?

Update:

Kugan: Petition to palace fails



An attempt to submit a petition calling for a speedy probe into the death of detainee A Kugan to Istana Negara today was unsuccessful as the police refused to allow more than three persons to meet palace officials.

Some 20 people, including the deceased family members and supporters led by members of parliament Gobind Singh Deo (DAP-Puchong) and S Manikavasagam (PKR-Kapar) left the palace at 11.30am dejected.

“The family members alone consist of three people... what about their lawyer and the MPs accompanying the family? We too want to meet the palace officials when the petition is submitted,” said Gobind.

complete news : http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/113638

Men get virgins, what about women?

Men get virgins, what about women?

Noordin Top is widely known as a bomb maker and his explosives have been implicated in various suicide attacks. The young Muslims who take their own lives are promised virgins when they are received with triumph in heaven. What about the muslimah? What about the young Palestinian mother who killed both herself and her unborn baby on a Tel Aviv bus some years back?

Was she expecting something in heaven? We do not know. What we know is that her sponsoring group was a heretical organisation calling themselves 'Islamic Jihad'. This name reminds me of George Orwell's “double-speak”, a fascist tool for calling something its opposite, thereby changing its ethical position from negative to positive.

Read the complete news at : http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/113465

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Human Rights Watch: Stop harassing Malaysiakini

A New York-based human rights group has called on the Malaysian government to drop its order to independent news website Malaysiakini to remove two videos relating to the controversial cow's head protest.

“The government wants to make the problem disappear by taking the videos off the Internet,” said Human Rights Watch deputy Asia director Elaine Pearson in a statement released late yesterday.

“But Malaysians have a right to see for themselves what happened and hear what was said – the government shouldn't be suppressing this information.”

Malaysiakini has refused to comply with a Sept 3, 2009 order by the Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) to remove a video showing an incident where protesters in Shah Alam marched with a severed cow's head to oppose the building of a Hindu temple.

The residents, carrying a bloody cow's head, were protesting plans to relocate Sri Maha Mariamman Hindu temple to their neighborhood in Section 23.

MCMC has also ordered another video in which Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein stated that the actions were legal.

It recorded Hishammuddin's news conference on Sept 2, exonerating the protesters of any wrongdoing.

“All they wanted was to voice their unhappiness and the unwillingness of the state government to consider their request,” said the minister after a meeting with the protesters.

“This day and age, protests should be accepted in this world as people want their voices to be heard. If we don't give them room to voice their opinions, they have no choice but to protest.”

Responding to public outcry, Hishammuddin reversed his position a day later and ordered a further police investigation and “uncompromising punishment” of the protesters.

Police charged 12 participants with illegal assembly on Sept 9, with six also charged with sedition.

Don't use Sedition Act

Human Rights Watch however argued that the Sedition Act should not be used against the protesters.

“It's time for the government to stop using sedition charges against protesters and to consistently uphold free expression,” said Pearson. Human Rights Watch has previously called for the Sedition Act to be abolished.

Following Malaysiakini's refusal to remove the videos, the MCMC has since launched an investigation.

complete news at : http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/113372

seals:

If they say
Hishammuddin's video has to be removed and they think it is seditious/National Security then they should charge him first, right? Someone did not go to school?

Was Away On Vacation

Hi friends and my visitors....sorry there was no updates for about 2 weeks. As I was away on vacation in India and I just came back. Will start updating soon.


Thanks for visiting my blog ....

Saturday, September 05, 2009

MCMC tells Malaysiakini: Take down videos

The Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has requested independent news portal Malaysiakini to remove two 'provocative' videos, including the footage of the controversial cow-head protest, from its website.

"These videos contain offensive contents with the intent to annoy any person, especially Indians.

According to the commission, it has received "numerous complaints" on several "provocative and offensive videos" that were posted on Malaysiakini and YouTube.

The videos cited were the 'Temple demo: Residents march with cow's head' and 'Hisham: Don't blame cow-head protesters'.

Some of the protesters were also seen spitting and stepping on the cow's head, while at the same time threatening to "shed blood". The cow is considered sacred by Hindus.

Read more at : http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/112111

Friday, September 04, 2009

Bagan Pinang rep dies, 9th by-election expected

Barisan Nasional's Bagan Pinang state assemblyperson (BN) Azman Mohd Noor, 55, passed away today from an apparent heart attack.

He passed away at about 2.30pm at the Seremban Specialist Centre.

His death will pave way for the ninth by-election since the March 2008 general election.

Read complete news at :

http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/112123

Seals: Another seat is waiting for PR.


Hishammuddin has 'abused' his power

Hishammuddin has 'abused' his power

In a related development, menteri besar's political secretary Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad accused the home minister of abusing his power for meeting up with the residents who were purportedly involved in the 'cow head' protest.

"It is a big question mark when a minister meets up with the residents who are being investigated for being (allegedly) involved in the cow-head protest last week," said Nik Nazmi in a statement.

Although the investigation is still underway, he said, the minister has chosen to "defend the protesters, saying that the situation got out of control and that they have no intention to cause racial (divisions)".

"It is now obvious Hishammuddin tried to give political asylum to this group by abusing his power as a home minister who is in charge of the police force," said Nik Nazmi.

In a separate statement, Malaysian Bar president K Ragunath expressed its disappointment that the home minister had "trivialised" the gravity of the incident by "not denouncing the offensive actions of some of the demonstrators and instead accepted their weak explanation".

He added that Muslim-majority area should not be the factor in building a place of worship for any faith as " (we live in a) uniquely multi-ethnic and multi-faith society".

On the same note, the Bar also believes that although individuals can be allowed to exercise their rights to assemble peacefully, it does not mean they can "disrespect, insult or incite intolerance towards others and their beliefs.


Residents: They were Umno members

Met by press today, some Section 23 residents claimed that five of the protesters came from the same neighbourhood and "they are all Umno members".

A resident who requested anonymity claimed that the person who was holding the cow's head throughout the protest was Azmir Md Zain, an Umno patron for Section 23.

"Besides him, I can recognise that the other four as also Umno members, including the organiser Mahyuddin Manaf," said the resident.

Meanwhile, Section 23 Hindu committee pro-tem president K Rajah has also rejected Hishammuddin's statement yesterday that some Hindu residents were against the proposed temple plan.

"We have collected over a hundred signatures in a petition to support the temple being relocated here and not one is against the idea," he said.

read the complete report at : http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/112074

seals: UMNO what are you doing?

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

'It's 2Malaysia, not 1Malaysia'

'If 1Malaysia is our end goal, then the intolerant racists who are trying to divide the very multicultural foundations our nation is built upon should be punished and shamed.'

Hisham to meet Section 23 residents

Lucia: The protestors were already clearly in the wrong and ought to be arrested immediately by police but police kept delaying and now they want to meet the home minister?

What kind of double standard is this from the police and the home minister? It is 2malaysia, not 1Malaysia - one standard for the opposition and another for the ruling coalition

Dr Jacob George: It would be foolish for a minister to meet the residents when police investigations are continuing!

This incident was telecast around the world and we are being watched by others to see if we have several sets of laws operating in the country - one for the opposition, another for the ruling party.

The home minister being a lawyer knows no one is above the law just as well as he knows that laws have been broken in this case. There are to date over 52 police reports. It is his call whether our nation's laws are ridiculed by others for alleged selective prosecution or bartered for political expediency!

Changeagent: This is the time for S Samy Vellu to stand up and show leadership on behalf of all Indians in this country. Go on Samy, stand up to your Umno contemporaries and tell them that their hypocrisy and double standards will not be tolerated.

If 1Malaysia is our end goal, then the intolerant racists who are trying to divide the very multicultural foundations our nation is built upon should be punished and shamed.

Samy, if you remain quiet on this, then we would hypothesise that you are not man enough to confront Umno and don't really care about the Indian race as much as you would like us to believe.

Kenny: If the police take no action against the cow head protesters, the public can infer who is behind the protest. Which party is above sedition laws in this country?

Tmf: Dear Minister, entertain those perpetrators of racial and religious provocations as long as you like. The world is watching and our reputation as a tolerant multi-racial and multi-cultural country is fast going down the drain. 'Once the leaders do not behave as they preach, the people are not going to believe them anymore.' - Yasmin Ahmad

Habib Rak: What a shame. Despite black-and-white proof and inflammatory statements caught on tape and broadcast, the police are 'still investigating'. And to top it all, the home minister is prepared to meet the culprits!

Azaman bin Abu Bakar: The question is: should the minister meet them when police investigations are ongoing? Would it not compromise the situation, and set a precedent?

Selvendera: As a Hindu, I'm not offended by the cow head but I'm very offended by the home minister's double standard.

More news at : http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/111888

seals: Sad.....