Wednesday, April 28, 2010

MACC to probe vote-buying in Hulu Selangor

Complaints about vote-buying in the heated run-up to the Hulu Selangor by-election are being investigated, said Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief Abu Kassim Mohamed.

azlanHe told reporters in Parliament today that the commission is already investigating allegations and counter-accusations by both Barisan Nasional and Pakatan Rakyat that voters were bribed.

Asked whether the act of dishing out cash to the electorate could be considered bribery, Abu Kassim said: "We are not here to interpret the law. Whoever complains about it, we will investigate. If any parties complain, then it is our function and job under the law to look at it."

Narrowly-defeated Pakatan Rakyat candidate Zaid Ibrahim referred to the by-election last Sunday as the 'dirtiest and most corrupt'. BN, similarly, has accused Pakatan of engaging in the same, paying voters RM200 each and distributing groceries.

NONEZaid (right), who lost to BN's P Kamalanathan by 1,725 votes, accused Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak and his government of vote-buying, saying the ruling coalition descended on Hulu Selangor with RM64 million to spend.

This morning, Zaid announced that he would be filing an election petition to declare the results null and void.

'A few complaints made'

Abu Kassim was in Parliament to hand over MACC's annual report to the parliamentary special committee on corruption.

Asked how many reports had been lodged with the commission over offences committed during the by-election, he said he was not sure of the number but assured that investigations would be carried out accordingly.

"If elements of corruption are there, then we will investigate. A few complaints have been made and we will investigate. I can't simply reveal the full details," he said.

NONEKamalanthan (left), when contacted about the MACC probe, said he would cooperate with any investigation.

"I have done nothing wrong [...] I was just the candidate and I did my work," he said.

Asked about the BN machinery which backed him, Kamalanathan replied: "As for that, you would have to ask BN."



source: http://malaysiakini.com/news/130451


seals: I can predict the outcome now :)

Kamalanathan ... good answer:


"I have done nothing wrong [...] I was just the candidate and I did my work," he said.

Asked about the BN machinery which backed him, Kamalanathan replied: "As for that, you would have to ask BN."

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Orang Asli villages 'barricaded', report lodged

Selangor exco Elizabeth Wong lodged a police report early this morning at the Kuala Kubu Bahru district police station against what she claimed were attempts to bar voters from two Orang Asli villages from voting at the Hulu Selangor by-election tomorrow.

hulu selangor elizabeth wong police report orang asli village   barricadeIn her report, the Bukut Lanjan state assembly member (left, in white shirt) claimed that she had received complaints from Orang Asli friends that they were not able to enter their villages by 'gangsters' who were blocking the entrances to their settlements.

It was claimed that an individual who had tried to take a photo of the barricade was punched by one of the men blocking a village entrance.

Wong said that she had identified the two villages barricaded as Kampung Orang Asli Kirling and Kampung Orang Asli Pertak.

She added that she believes the blockade was meant to prevent the Orang Asli from going out to cast their ballots.

There have been indications that significant sections of the Orang Asli community favour Pakatan Rakyat and may vote for PKR at the polls later today.

Wong said she wants the police to dismantle the barricades immediately.

There are about 1,000 Orang Asli voters in the tight race for the Hulu Selangor parliamentary seat between PKR's Zaid Ibrahim and BN's P Kamalanathan.

UPDATE: Barricades removed

Wong later this morning told Malaysiakini that the barricades were removed at around 3am. She said that the police intervened after she lodged the report.

"We have witnesses to the whole incident. There was also a former journalist who was stopped, and a camera got smashed."

According to Wong, the police also detained the "gangster" who punched the visitor.

Checks by Malaysiakini at the Rasa and SMK Dato' Kamaruddin polling stations found that Orang Asli voters are coming out to vote.

Polling is from from 8am to 5pm. Results are expected by 9.30pm.

source: http://malaysiakini.com/news/130155

seals: LOL @ BN... this shows you are not clean and desperate .....

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Aishwarya Rai and Vivek Oberoi





Rashmi Sings "Ranjha Ranjha" By Bulle Shah





Thendral vanthu theendum pothu - Ilaiyaraaja

Lovely song....


Saturday, April 24, 2010

Indian poor couple live on left over restaurant food throw away in Selangor.


When we are born as a human ... the first thing is to be a human and value the mankind only after that you are a leader, and so on (let me not go to details) ......

I was shocked to see the video below...I thought I see this only in India ......


Friday, April 23, 2010

Perak PKR-turned-independent reps acquitted

The Ipoh Sessions Court has today acquitted two former PKR state assemblypersons on corruption charges without their defence being called.

Judge Azhaniz Azman said that the prosecution has failed to prove a prima facie case and ordered them - both of whom are former Perak cabinet members - to be released immediately.

Prima facie means there is substantial reason brought by the prosecution for the accused to answer the charge.

NONEMohd Osman Mohd Jailu, 58 (Changkat Jering) and Jamaluddin Mohd Radzi, 53 (Behrang) were charged along with three others - former PKR state assemblypersons PKR politician Usaili Alias, 56, former Perak Tengah district councillor Zul Hassan, 46, and contractor Fairul Azrim Ismail, 31.

Today's proceedings took no more than a few minutes after the court convened at 12.05pm. No grounds were given by the judge for the decision.

The prosecution now has 14 days to appeal.

16 counts of corruption

Both Mohd Osman and Jamaluddin, who quit PKR in February last year, joined former DAP state representative Hee Yit Foong in triggering BN's controversial takeover of Perak through their defection.

In the wake of the decision by Mohd Osman and Jamaluddin to quit PKR, speculation was rife that the duo might be acquitted as a way to return favour for their defection.

The five men were charged for a total of 16 counts of corruption involving the RM180 million Seri Iskandar development project in Perak.

The sixth accused, former Perak State Economic Development Corporation technician Ruslan Sahat, 46, had recently passed away.

The charges include allegedly asking or accepting bribes of between RM400 and RM100,000 between Aug 6 and 19, 2008 as incentives to help businessman Mohammad Imran Abdullah to obtain a contract to develop 36 hectares under the jurisdiction of the Perak Tengah district council in Seri Iskandar.

Jamaluddin was charged with allegedly accepting a RM5,000 bribe from Imran while Osman was charged with three counts of corruption, including allegedly asking and accepting a RM100,000 bribe. Their defence was handled by Abdul Roni Abdul Rahman.

Fairul and Usaili were also charged with corruption and additionally with accepting sexual favours from a woman arranged by Imran at an apartment in Penang while Zul was charged for accepting a sexual favour at a hotel in Batu Ferringi, Penang.

Mohd Asri Othman handled Fairul's defence while Surjan Singh Sidhu and M Saravan representeded Usaili and Zul respectively.

'The events did not happen'

Outside the court, Jamaluddin said, “I thank Allah for the verdict and Allah knows that the events did not happen.”

He would not comment on whether he was framed, saying, “ I do not want to hurt the feelings of others by stating so.”

His lawyer Roni was more blunt: “This is a frame-up to topple the Pakatan state government and is politically motivated.”

When asked whether he will demand for an exco post since he has been freed from the corruption charges, Jamaluddin replied,“No, but I will take it if offered.”

Surjan made a similar claim in his court submissions in defence of Zul, saying, “This is a successful plot connived by the Barisan Nasional to bring down the rakyat's legally elected government of Perak formed by the Pakatan Rakyat after the elections in March 2008.”

Meanwhile an overjoyed Osman expressed relief that the saga, which has caused him emotional and mental anguish over the past two years, had come to and end. “Now my mind is free to concentrate on giving service to my voters in Changat Jering,” he said.

He also echoed Jamaluddin's views about the four exco posts that were left vacant when Menteri Besar Zambry Abdul Kadir took office last year.

Usaili, who is PKR Parit division chief, said this corruption trial has made him even stronger and more committed in serving his party for the next general election.


http://malaysiakini.com/news/129986

seals: If you are a politician with PR and you are caught for a crime, just convert to be a "frog" and you will be acquitted.

But if you consume alcohol and you have a race horse and so on but when you are in BN you can be in the top post but is you move out from BN "consume alcohol and you have a race horse and so on" it is all against Muslim value and you will be the BAD Muslim ....

So the solution is be in BN you are above all .....


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The NATIONAL EXCUSE

NATIONAL EXCUSE FOR HAIR LOSS:
Maggi Mee.


NATIONAL EXCUSE FOR BEING LATE:

Traffic Jam.


NATIONAL CONDOM:

None. Most Malaysians still feel embarrassed buying condoms.

So they rush into a 7-11, hurriedly grab the nearest pack,
any pack, pay and leave before the cashier can even blink an eye.

NATIONAL FRUIT FOR INDUCING MENSTRUATION:

Pineapple


NATIONAL APHRODISIAC DRINK:

Stout. Many swear by it.

But after a few pints they start
swearing at everything.. .

NATIONAL FAKE ILLNESS FOR GETTING MC (MEN):

Food Poisoning.


NATIONAL FAKE ILLNESS FOR GETTING MC (WOMEN):

Menstrual Pain


NATIONAL EXCUSES GIVEN BY WOMEN WHEN REFUSING SEX:

Headache, kids not asleep, maid not asleep, mother-in-law around, early
appointment, period, haven't removed make-up, haven't had a shower, no water
supply, going to watch 'Desperate Housewives', depressed, no mood, etc...


NATIONAL EXCUSES GIVEN BY MEN WHEN REFUSING SEX:

None. Malaysian men never refuse sex. (oh ya??)


NATIONAL CURE FOR HEADACHES
:
Panadol. The 'cure for all'. If it fails we have another secret weapon;
Tiger Balm.


NATIONAL CURE FOR DIZZINESS:

Minyak Angin Cap Kapak.

NATIONAL CAUSE OF DIZZINESS (FOR YUPPIES):

Happy Hours.


NATIONAL INSTANT CURE FOR DIZZINESS (FOR YUPPIES):

The sight of a police roadblock.


NATIONAL RUBBISH DUMP:

Anywhere. As long as it is not your house.



NATIONAL MOST MIS-PRONOUNCED NAME:
Carrefour. Sometimes even pronounced as Carry 4!

On second thought, why bother pronouncing stupid French brands like Peugeot, Renault or Citroen correctly. I think it sounds better,when the local mechanics say 'Pew Jeot'. When I was in school, Milo was always 'MeeLo', now that I'm sophisticated, I say 'My Lo'. So don't be embarassed saying 'Carry 4' when the ! Mat Sallehs shamelessly pronounce orang utan as 'rangootan'.

NATIONAL ROADSIDE DISTRACTION:

The Bra-less Tourist. See how heads turn and traffic slows down when a bra-less Mat Salleh backpacker goes 'bouncing' about on the streets.
haha...


I like all these facts but we are all so shy to admit!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!! !!!!!!! ;-)

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Only In Malaysia ...: Appeals court sets date before appeal is filed

Published: Thursday March 4, 2010 MYT 5:14:00 PM (The STAR)

Appeals court sets date before appeal is filed

By M. MAGESWARI


KUALA LUMPUR: The Court of Appeal has set the date for Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s appeal to recuse the judge in his sodomy trial even before he filed his petition of appeal.

His lawyer Sankara Nair said the Court of Appeal registrar notified them on Wednesday that the appeal would be heard at 9am on March 19.

“What is uniquely strange is the unprecedented manner in which the Court of Appeal has acted in its perceived alacrity and super efficiency in fixing a hearing date even before we, as solicitors, have filed a Petition of Appeal.

“The Rules of the Court of Appeal 1994 state that wherein upon the receipt of the Appeal Records, the Petitioner (Anwar) has 10 days to file a petition of appeal and only and only after the filing of the said petition will the Court of Appeal fix a hearing date of the Appeal,” Sankara said in a an e-mail to the media.

In this case, he said he had received the appeal records from the High Court on March 1, giving him 10 days — that is until March 11 — under the rules to file Anwar’s petition of appeal and its grounds.

“In this case I have not filed the petition, yet to my sheer amazement, I was notified today (March 3) by the Court of Appeal that it has already fixed a hearing date.

“The unprecedented manner in which the Court of Appeal has acted is disturbing and outrageous.”

On Feb 18, Anwar failed to get judge Justice Mohamad Zabidin Mohd Diah to recuse himself from further hearing his sodomy trial.

Anwar filed his notice of appeal to the Court of Appeal on Feb 19.

Sankara said it was noteworthy that when Anwar had previously made various appeals to the Court of Appeal and the Federal Court by also filing a certificate of urgency for an early hearing, he had not seen such efficiency as in this instance.

“There seems to be a clear case of discrimination towards Anwar in the Court of Appeal’s blatant disregard for the Rules and this is wholly unacceptable,” he added.

When contacted, Sankara said he was in the process of preparing the petition as he was bound by the hearing date.

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Beijing

Visiting Beijing .....

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The Great Wall

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This was taken outside Forbidden City

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My Model :)

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More friends in actions...all with their DSLRs

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Roof @ the city

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Tourist in action..... my friend actually :)

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Beijing ......City
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The Hotel I stayed ...at 50th Floor

More photos at : http://www.flickr.com/photos/selians/