Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Perkasa recruits Rela members, forms special unit

There is concern that members recruited by lobby groups will not reflect the broad membership envisioned by the People's Volunteer Corps, and may form its de facto para-military groups.

NONEPerkasa has moved to take a wider role in its political struggle by forming a subgroup within the People's Volunteer Corps (Rela) that is exclusively for its members.

Perkasa coordinator, Zainuddin Salleh, revealed to Komunitikini that a Rela subgroup called 'Briged Setia Negara' had been established by Selangor Perkasa chief Abdullah Mansor in December last year.

“An approval was granted by the Home Ministry in December last year for the establishment of the brigade," claimed Zainuddin. "The brigade is formed exclusively for Selangor Perkasa members.”

He said those who join Perkasa will be offered the option to enrol in Briged Setia Negara.
NONEA screenshot (right) of Selangor Perkasa's website shows that the brigade was announced to its members at a recent event.

The brigade, according to him, is no different from Rela's other units except in its membership condition.

“The uniform and duties given are still the same,” he added.

Asked if an Umno member who is not a Perkasa member is allowed to join the brigade, Zainuddin said such a person should join Rela directly.

A check on the Selangor Perkasa website confirmed that Perkasa has conducted a briefing on the said brigade during a recent event, with Perkasa's Abdullah dressed in Rela uniform.

source: http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/162536

seals:

"“An approval was granted by the Home Ministry in December last year for the establishment of the brigade," claimed Zainuddin. "The brigade is formed exclusively for Selangor Perkasa members.”"

Are we gonna see a 1PERKASA Military soon ? And Government wil just say we are not part of it and still allow this to go on?

And Why in Selangor? 

Monday, April 25, 2011

Muhyiddin raps MCA for 'boycott Utusan' call

Deputy Prime Minister Muyhiddin Yassin today defended Utusan Malaysia as a Malay voice and said it was improper of the MCA to boycott the Umno-owned Malay daily.

He said Utusan has been the voice of the Malays and Malaysians in conveying the people's views on various issues.

NONEThis, said Muhyiddin, who is also Umno deputy president, was never meant to damage national unity.

"We have to remain rational. I don't know why MCA wants to do this, as I was not in Malaysia then.

"Is it because MCA is worried that what was reported in Utusan can spark a riot?" Muhyiddin said, adding that Utusan only reported what the Malays felt.

He was responding to MCA's call to the people to boycott the Malay daily for calling for a '1Melayu, 1Bumi' movement instead of Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak's 1Malaysia campaign.

Muyhiddin told reporters after launching the Kuala Lumpur international book fair that it was improper of the MCA to call for the boycott of Utusan.

"I don't think it is proper for us to call for people not to read Utusan. What is it so afraid of?" Muhyiddin asked.
He added that Utusan and other media have the right to report what they wanted to report, but the media could not break certain limits.

“I'm sure other media also have their pro and cons, but we can't stop certain media like Utusan from reporting what it wants to report

“But there are limits. The first thing is the law, the second thing is (you) cannot touch on the issues that can be deemed as racial and sensitive, ” Muhyiddin said.

'Boycott won't be effective'


The calls to boycott Utusan, he said would not succeed and the Malay daily would continue with its reporting job.

“To read the paper or not is an individual decision, if you want to (boycott), do lah, but it will not be effective at all.

“The more you ask people to boycott, the more people will want to read, so why? Are you afraid of this?” he asked.

NONEHowever, Muhyiddin skirted the question whether he supported the '1Melayu, 1Bumi' movement.

The calls for '1Melayu, 1Bumi' movement, he said, were a natural response after certain parties saw the voting trend in Sarawak state election, where most of the Chinese voted for opposition.

“This is their right to do, but we as a government cannot say 'do lah', or else we will have '1India', '1Chinese', '1Bengali', and '1Mat Salleh' in the future,” he said.

“To me, it is a feeling of worry and a reaction to the latest political trend, which brings the Chinese out of mainstream politics.”

He also warned the Chinese dailies not to manipulate his statement, or they would have to face the music.

Utusan assistant editor-in-chief Zaini Hassan, in his 'Cuit' column on April 20, said the DAP had managed to unite the Chinese politically and, in his opinion, the Malays should launch the "1Melayu, 1Bumi" unity movement.

Last Friday, Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak said the government had nothing to do with the '1Melayu, 1Bumi' movement proposed by Utusan.
However, MCA deputy publicity chief Loh Seng Kok urged Malaysians to boycott Utusan, saying the daily's call for '1Melayu, 1Bumi' movement was legitimising racial discrimination.
LKS: Voice of Malays, or of Muhyiddin?
Adding to the debate today, DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang rubbished Muhyiddin's claim of Utusan as being the representative of Malaysians.
sarawak election miri dap ceramah 110411 lim kit siangIt doesn't even qualify to be the voice of the Malays, said the Ipoh Timor parliamentarian, citing the 'nose-dive' in circulation suffered by the daily from 350,000 in 2009 to less than that half the amount in the following year.
"The Utusan Malaysia is not the voice of the Malays as right-thinking and rational Malays like right-thinking and rational Malaysians have been migrating away from Utusan Malaysia, particularly to online media," said Lim in a statement.
If it was representative of anybody, Lim suggested further, it was of the communal views held by Muhyiddin that stand in contrast to Najib's ostensibly inclusive concept of 1Malaysia.
"How can Muhyiddin give endorsement to Utusan Malaysia's call for '1Melayu, 1Bumi' when it is clearly an open affront and repudiation of Najib's 1Malaysia signature policy?

"Or is Najib Prime Minister for 1Malaysia while Muhyiddin is deputy prime minister for 1Melayu? Is Najib's 1Malaysia only meant for non-Malays while Muhyiddin's 1Melayu reserved for Malays?"


Seals : "Con-pusing" statements?

Muhyiddin: Muhyiddin said, adding that Utusan only reported what the Malays felt.

Mr PM : Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak said today the government had nothing to do with the '1Melayu, 1Bumi' movement proposed in a Utusan Malaysia newspaper report.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Interlok: TPM bohongi rakyat, dakwa Pengerusi Niat

KUALA LUMPUR: Pengerusi Badan Bertindak Interlok Kebangsaan (Niat), Haji Thasleem Mohamed Ibrahim mendakwa Timbalan Perdana Menteri Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin telah membohongi rakyat Malaysia berhubung isu buku kontroversi, Interlok edisi murid.


“Muhyiddin di dalam sesi Parlimen pada 24 Mac menyatakan bahawa Jemaah Menteri bersetuju agar Interlok terus diguna pakai tetapi tiada seorang pun yang menjelaskan pendirian mereka.”
“Seterusnya Muhyiddin berkata keputusan penggunaan Interlok berterusan adalah muktamad namun akhbar Sinar Harian melaporkan

Muhyiddin sebagai berkata bahawa Interlok hanya akan digunakan selepas pindaan dilaksanakan.”
Thasleem turut berkata bahawa Niat tidak akan teragak-agak untuk mengheret Muhyiddin untuk membuktikan penipuan yang dibuat pemimpin kedua tertinggi negara itu.

Justeru itu, Thasleem mencabar Muhyiddin menjalankan pungutan suara untuk memperoleh pandangan rakyat Malaysia kerana pandangan yang diterima beliau dari peringkat akar umbi jelas menunjukkan rakyat menentang penggunaan buku tersebut.

Thasleem turut membidas kenyataan Muhyiddin yang mengatakan bahawa pihak yang membangkitkan isu Interlok merupakan ancaman kepada keselamatan negara.

“Siapa yang jadikan buku ini satu isu? Muhyiddin ialah puncanya. Muhyiddin ialah ancaman kepada negara,” tegas beliau.
 
Mengapa politikus India, mufti berdiam diri?

Beliau turut menjelaskan bahawa pemimpin politik keturunan India masih belum memberi sebarang reaksi kepada pengumuman tersebut.

Sehubungan itu, Thasleem bertegas mahu mengetahui pendirian Presiden MIC, Dato’ G Palanivel yang mahukan Interlok dihentikan penggunaannya tetapi menikus seribu bahasa.

“Bagi MIC, isu mereka hanya perkataan ‘paria’ tapi bagi kita seluruh buku ini salah,” ujar beliau.
Beliau menambah bahawa sekiranya Palanivel gagal bersuara mereka akan membangkitkan isu yang mengejutkan dalam beberapa minggu.

Thasleem juga memberitahu sidang media bahawa beliau menunggu reaksi mufti negeri Selangor, Wilayah Persekutuan dan Negeri Sembilan berhubung isu ini.

“Saya beranggapan mereka tidak memberi reaksi kepada surat-surat yang saya tulis kerana mereka bersetuju dengan pandangan saya bahawa Interlok bertentangan dengan agama Islam.”

Kepada Gabungan Penulis Nasional (Gapena) dan Pertubuhan Pribumi Perkasa Malaysia (Perkasa) yang menyokong penggunaan Interlok, Thasleem menggesa agar mereka mengkaji perkara ini dari perspektif Islam.

Sementara itu, ahli jawatankuasa Niat, A Rajaretinam berkata bahawa kerajaan pimpinan Barisan Nasional akan menghadapi natijah besar sekiranya memperlekehkan permintaan masyarakat India agar Interlok digugurkan.

Niat bercadang untuk menghadap Sultan Selangor, Yang Dipertuan Besar Negeri Sembilan dan Yang Dipertuan Agong sebagai salah satu jalan untuk menghentikan penggunaan Interlok di sekolah.
Mereka juga bercadang menghantar memorandum kepada Menteri Besar Selangor dan Negeri Sembilan dalam tempoh terdekat.

Isu kontroversi Interlok timbul pada Disember tahun lalu hingga membawa kepada penubuhan panel bebas dalam bulan Januari.

Seterusnya lebih dari 100 saranan telah diterima untuk dibuat pindaan dalam buku tersebut namun Niat tetap membantah atas pelbagai sebab.

 source: http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/2011/04/21/interlok-tpm-bohongi-rakyat-dakwa-pengerusi-niat/

seals: Liers?

Should we convert NIAT to replace MIC?

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Is Malaysia NOT SAFE ANYMORE?

Please tell to everyone. Happen on Sunday 3 April 2011  

(not the bloggers experience ...from a forwarded mail)

This is my sad story, a one really unforgetable moment in my life. Finally its my turn to experience an unfortunate event.

Yesterday, between 10.00 to 10.30am at Elite highway, I have been hijacked.

I make my way home from work place around 9.30, reached Cyberjaya toll around 9.50 pm. I then take an exit to Shah Alam. Just about 50 metres after I take my left lane from the exit, I noticed one Mercedes E Class 240 from right lane behind me, take a closer range to me. At first, I don't bother, but then it came really near and wind down window on passenger side, I saw one Malay guy, with PDRM cap and long sleeve shirt look alike police traffic, ask me to pull aside. At that time, I was thinking, whether to run or not. If I run, I'm not sure if I'm fast enough to outrun them, or if they are real police, I would get shot, and if they are not real police, if they have gun, sure they can outrun me and put a bullet inside my head, so I make a stop.

The Malay guy on passenger side came down and approached me, I was still inside car at that moment. That guy ask me to came out. Thinking it was high profile police driving Mercedes, so I go out while shutting down the engine. That guy circulate my car and mention that this car was suspected as stolen car. I straight away deny it, and that guy ask me to follow him to police station, so I said OK, but before that I ask him one thing, where is your badge id? And then bad dream happen.

The guy suddenly grab my hand, try to cuff me with his handcuff, and try to drag me into the Mercedes, I struggle myself to get away as strong as I can, and drag that guy to opposite way. I managed to let myself go but the guy managed to confiscate my car key. I make no turn, run as fast as I can to opposite way of the highway while shouting and waiving hands for help, but no one make a stop, thinking it was real police try to catch me and i am the criminal !!!

After a while, I look back and saw the second guy, the driver, also Malay, came out, drive my car and gone with the Mercedes. After a while, one lorry reply my waiving and took me to nearest toll booth where I find one patrol car there, I end up until dawn at police station reporting everything.

I lost my car, my notebook, my phone, and nearly my life if I were successfully dragged into the car. I may end up like Susilawati case though.

The case has been classified as high profile crime, because robbing at daylight, in public, no mask on, and possible firearm involve. So guys, beware, my advice, always speeding, dont care about the speedtrap, your life is more importanr than the ticket that u have to pay.

Update as of 9.4.2011
:-

Identification has been done and one of the suspect seems inside database already, wanted for the same case. Police failed to detect my car through any highway CCTV after the said event. My car no where to be found.

Update as of 12.4.2011
:-

No news from police, going to submit insurance today.

Monday, April 18, 2011

KAMUS DEWAN BAHASA DAN PUSTAKA MENGANDUNGI PERKATAAN YANG MENYINGGUNG PERASAAN KAUM INDIA

Makkal Osai bertarikh 31 Mac 2011 – KAMUS DEWAN BAHASA DAN PUSTAKA MENGANDUNGI PERKATAAN YANG MENYINGGUNG PERASAAN KAUM INDIA




Kementerian Pelajaran Malaysia (KPM) ingin mengucapkan terima kasih dan merujuk kepada Laporan Akhbar MAKKAL OSAI bertarikh 31 Mac 2011 – Kamus Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka mengandungi perkataan yang menyinggung perasaan kaum India.


Pendekatan dan prosedur menyusun kamus bahasa Melayu sama dengan pendekatan dan prosedur yang diamalkan oleh ahli leksikografi bangsa-bangsa lain yang merakamkan perkataan yang digunakan oleh pengguna sesuatu bahasa.  Kamus Dewan terbitan Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka disusun berasaskan perkataan-perkataan yang digunakan oleh pengguna bahasa Melayu, termasuklah perkataan-perkataan yang bersumberkan bahasa-bahasa lain seperti bahasa sukuan atau etnik, bahasa Inggeris, China, Sanskrit, Tamil, Belanda, Arab dan sebagainya. Sehubungan dengan perkataan-perkataan dalam bahasa Melayu yang terdapat dalam kamus-kamus bahasa Melayu terbitan Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, ia hendaklah dilihat dari kaca mata bangsa Melayu, dan bukan dari kaca mata bangsa lain. Terdapat perkataan-perkataan yang digunakan seharian yang dianggap lucah oleh bangsa lain tetapi tidak kepada bangsa Melayu. Ada juga perkataan-perkataan yang dianggap mulia pada bangsa Melayu tetapi dianggap menghina oleh bangsa lain. Di samping itu, ada juga perkataan-perkataan yang dijadikan peribahasa, perumpamaan atau sebagai metafora. Semuanya itu ialah sebahagian daripada adat dan budaya orang Melayu yang sepatutnya tidak dipersoalkan. Justeru perkataan-perkataan tersebut tidaklah boleh diubah, dipinda atau digugurkan atas kehendak bangsa lain. Setiap bangsa di Malaysia mesti menerima hakikat bahawa kamus bahasa Melayu mencerminkan bahasa, adat dan budaya Melayu. Sebagai kamus bahasa Melayu semua perkataan mesti dirakam dalam kamus tersebut dan tidak ada yang tertinggal kerana ia menjadi bahan rujukan kepada semua pengguna bahasa yang mahu menggunakan bahasa Melayu.
UNIT KOMUNIKASI KORPORAT
KEMENTERIAN PELAJARAN MALAYSIA
seal:
Pls note it is no more Bahasa Malaysia..So for Indians and Chinese and others... itis not for you.... not for the Malaysian..
And the other race ( please do that) make your own Dictionary (Kamus), and we can say "Setiap bangsa di Malaysia mesti menerima hakikat bahawa kamus bahasa India/China mencerminkan bahasa, adat dan budaya India/China.....?
 Is this what the Malaysian Education System is teaching the Malaysians? Or are they placing Malay Superiority in the Mind of Others through education system?

Friday, April 15, 2011

MCLM backs RPK, says TV3 interview was ‘spin doctored’

April 15, 2011
 
KUALA LUMPUR, April 15 — The Malaysian Civil Liberties Movement (MCLM) has backed its chairman Raja Petra Kamarudin, claiming today that his exclusive interview with TV3 aired this week was “spin doctored” for tomorrow’s Sarawak election.

MCLM President Haris Ibrahim said the two-part interview aired during prime time on Wednesday and yesterday was heavily edited and distorted in favour of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, to give him a “squeaky clean” image to the people in rural Sarawak, who have only access to mainstream media, ahead of the state vote.

“The fact is that the quotes by RPK in the heavily edited video recordings have been taken out of context and this has caused the message to be grossly distorted.

“RPK has time and time again commented on this issue via video recordings and through his postings on his news portal Malaysia Today and in various other media. Based on these, it is obvious that the essence of what he actually said had been edited out of the aired video clips, giving a totally erroneous perception,” he told a press conference here.

Haris also pointed out the discrepancies between Raja Petra’s sound bite and the voice over in between.
“I challenge TV3 to put up on YouTube or on any media the full interview, unedited,” he said.

MORE TO COME

source: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/mclm-backs-rpk-says-tv3-interview-was-spin-doctored/

NO INDIANS

The Malay Mail, Frankie D'Cruz,
Monday, April 11th, 2011

A CLASSIFIED advertisement for the rental of a high-end condominium in Kuala Lumpur appallingly asserts NO INDIANS — throwing up a regrettable case of selective bias.

It was the first time in local English media that I had come across a downright racist advertisement that steered prospective Indian tenants away.

It was not meant for Indian nationals — it applied to any Indian, including me.

I may be accused of overstepping racial lines but the advertisement in a national daily by a Malaysian Chinese lady working and living in Sydney, Australia, takes Indian bashing here to new depths of shame.

The advertisement by the owner, a radiologist, for rental of her apartment suite at Bistari condominium near the PWTC and The Mall explicitly states “No Indians”, something so bold and blunt unseen in the housing ads of newspapers.

Her problem with Indians: curry! She would not have her tenant cooking up a "toxic" cloud of curry fumes that permeates the entire 1,500 sq ft suite.

I asked her property agent: “Are Indians the only ones who cook curry?” “Are Indians the only ones who enjoy curry?" Asked if the advertisement that specified "No Indians" was prejudiced, she said it was a condition by the owner that would be in the tenancy agreement.

There is, however, no legal position on people stirring overpowering and lingering whiffs in apartments. Real estate negotiators and lawyers tell me there is nothing in a contract that can get a tenant evicted for cooking curry.

 Clearly, in this case Indians are being treated less favourably than other tenants when we know housing discrimination is unlawful and unacceptable.

If you don’t want an Indian tenant, you don’t have to broadcast it to the whole world. Deal with it privately and sensibly instead of indulging in racial steering.

It’s beyond me why the newspaper published the discriminatory “No Indians” condition when it monitors ads for other reasons, such as obscenity and deceptive advertising.

It cannot argue that monitoring for discriminatory messages was a burden as the practice of racial steering is provocative and bears serious social ramifications.

The right thing to do would be to pass on to regulatory authorities the details of those individuals who post discriminatory ads that excluded prospective tenants on the basis of race, gender, family status, marital status, national origin, and religion.

 To evaluate owner-sentiment toward Indian tenants, a Being Frank enquiry was launched over the weekend with visits to six high-end apartment suites in various parts of Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya.

 I was the prospective tenant, with "four children" and in all cases, the owners found me, meaning an Indian, a liability: 


● One told the agent, who accompanied me, Indians make too much noise and create a mess.

However, when I offered him RM300 extra a month for the RM2,100 apartment, he accepted.

● Another said Indians were known to be quarrelsome “so that won't work out”.
● Three of them said four kids were too many, so “No children”.
● One asked me what car I drove and wanted a letter from my company stating my position and a copy of the monthly pay slip. He obviously didn’t trust this Indian.

The owners of two other apartments I was scheduled to see told their agents not to show the units to Indians. Their contention: Indians are messy, too loud and do not give the apartment complex a good image.


I was astonished and can conclude that fair and equal access to housing is not a cornerstone of our society. Equal access to housing in Malaysia is a fundamental right and this nation should not tolerate discrimination in housing. Few things are more fundamental to success and happiness than having a safe place to live.

 The government should actively pursue these concerns with the goal of fairness and equity for all. Admittedly, there are differences in our culture and social practices but such blatant profiling of any ethnicity is destructive to society.

 It’s just pure pomposity — conceit that causes human relationships to be lost, self-righteousness that causes the trust to be lost too. There may be good reasons for excluding certain troublesome types or undesirables, but whole scale social exclusion is divisive and is the thin end of a more sinister mindset.

 Let us treat this responsibility as an opportunity. A chance to take stock, to ask ourselves: how did it come to this? Is it a material, genetic or self-inflicted deficiency that has led one to ignore co-existing in harmony? The first step to rehabilitation is to recognise you have a problem.

FRANKIE D'CRUZ is editor-at-large of The Malay Mail. The multiple award-winning journalist can be contacted at frankie@mmail.com.my .

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Murugiah to be dropped as deputy minister

Murugiah to be dropped as deputy minister

April 13, 2011


KUALA LUMPUR, 13 April — Datuk T. Murugiah is expected to be dropped as deputy minister when his senatorial term expires on Monday, according to MIC sources and his aides.


The former People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Youth chief after a prolonged and bitter leadership battle with PPP president left the party and joined MIC last August.
He is a deputy at the Prime Minister’s Department


This development is the clearest sign yet that Datuk Seri Najib Razak will affect a minor administrative reshuffle after Sarawak polls on Saturday.

The Malaysian Insider understands that Murugiah has been officially informed by the prime minister.
Another source informed that Murugiah was informed of the decision last week, but an official letter would be out yesterday.

A source that has seen the letter to Murugiah said that Najib, as Barisan Nasional (BN) chief, informed his term in Senate will not be renewed and thanked him for his service.

Murugiah could not be reached for comment as he is currently campaigning in Sarawak.
A source said Penang MIC chief Datuk P. K. Suppiah will take his Dewan Negara spot.
“Based on the information that I received, Suppiah will only be appointed as senator and not deputy minister,” the source said.

A minister or deputy minister has to be a member of either Dewan Rakyat or Negara.
Under the federal constitution, one can only be a member of Dewan Negara, the upper house of Parliament, for a maximum of two terms, or six years.

Four months before Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu resigned as MIC president, Murugiah was accepted as an official member of the party.

He had been appointed senator and deputy minister while still a PPP member.

MIC president Datuk G. Palanivel recently said that MIC wants to limit its members to just one term as senator to “give power” to leaders in states that BN lost in the 2008 general election.

Palanivel, himself a senator and deputy minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities, did not however comment on whether Murugiah had been dropped from the list of senators.

“It’s up to the prime minister to decide, that is his absolute right. I only have the right to suggest but the final decision is in his hands,” he had said.

source: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/murugiah-to-be-dropped-as-deputy-minister/

seals:  BN drops all the working ministers and going to keep all the politicians who dont work and the YES MAN ... 

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Perkasa leader ‘contradicting’ herself over history books row, says historian

Perkasa leader ‘contradicting’ herself over history books row, says historian

KUALA LUMPUR, April 12 — Historian Dr Ranjit Singh Malhi has accused Datin Paduka Professor Dr Ramlah Adam of contradicting herself in asserting that the current history textbooks were “well-balanced” and for belittling the contribution of non-Malays.

Ranjit also charged that Perkasa supreme council member had “erroneously” accused him of being paid to “check the syllabus,” saying he was only appointed as an expert consultant (pakar rujuk) to ascertain factual accuracy of the history textbooks.

“Dr. Ramlah Adam makes a classic contradiction in her statements. On one hand, she says “The history syllabus is well-balanced” and that there is “nothing wrong” with the current history syllabus for secondary schools.

“She subsequently contradicts herself by admitting that the Form 4 syllabus had placed a lot of emphasis on Islamic civilisation and that the government was working to revamp it. The learned professor should make up her mind and not beat around the bush,” Ranjit told The Malaysian Insider.

While Ramlah had said that the current content of the secondary school history textbooks were accurate, she had admitted that the Form 4 history syllabus had placed a lot of emphasis on Islamic civilisation, and that the government was working to revamp the current module.

She had also said that the government only inserted “positive” issues and omitted negative instances of the country’s history, like May 13.

Ranjit stressed today that he was not involved in checking the current history syllabus, and demanded that the Perkasa leader either apologise for making a “false accusation” against him or provide proof that he (Ranjit) had done so.

“I would like to state categorically that in no way was I ever involved in checking the current lopsided and biased History Syllabus.

“I would also like to add further that in my letter dated 3 September 2002 to the Education Ministry, I volunteered to “menyemak buku-buku teks sejarah” without any payment. The Education Ministry did pay me an honorarium,” he said.

Ramlah had said that Ranjit, along with Tan Sri Professor Dr Khoo Kay Kim had gone through the history syllabus and had no objections to it, and were paid by the government.

Elaborating further, Ranjit attacked Ramlah for her disparaging comments on non-Malay contribution in Malaysia’s history, with specific regards to Yap Ah Loy.

Ramlah, who is the current author for the Form 3 history textbooks said yesterday that non-Malays who came to Malaysia had contributed as either “investors or labourers (kuli).”

“Make no mistake about it. Many cities and major towns developed and prospered due to the hard work and sweat of the non-Malays. A classic example is Kuala Lumpur,” said Ranjit.

The historian pointed out that although Yap Ah Loy was not the founder of Kuala Lumpur, he nevertheless was “primarily responsible” for rebuilding Kuala Lumpur after the Selangor Civil War.

“According to J. Kennedy in his book (A History of Malaya), “Until the coming of the British Resident to Kuala Lumpur in 1880, Ah Loy was the real authority in the town.” He further states that Yap Ah Loy “ ... did more than anyone to establish the little township destined to become Malaya’s capital”.

 “Kennedy’s views are shared by other historians. According to Margaret Shennan, “Kuala Lumpur was another town created by the enterprise of the Chinese”. In the words of J. M. Gullick, “Down to 1879, Yap Ah Loy was Mr. Kuala Lumpur”. According to B.W. Andaya and L. Y. Andaya, Kuala Lumpur in 1891 had a population of 43, 786 with 79 per cent being Chinese,” said Ranjit, citing academic reference to back up his arguments.

Ranjit said that he had sent a copy of his presentation points made during a discussion organised by the Catholic Teachers’ Association last Saturday to the Director-General of Education’s office.

He also urged “renowned historians” educated Malaysians to speak up to ensure history textbooks are not only accurate but objective and well-balanced as well.

source: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/perkasa-leader-contradicting-herself-over-history-books-row-says-historian/


Malaysiakini down

Malaysiakini down. SarawakReport down. Now we know which 2 websites Taib and BN fear the most.
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Monday, April 11, 2011

Helicopter crashes in Sibu

Pilot killed in helicopter crash... AT 8.30PM



NONE1.50pm: Sibu - A helicopter believed to be carrying members of the deputy prime minister's entourage has tipped and landed on its side just as it was attempting takeoff on a field near Wisma Sanyan.

The convoy of helicopters were said to have about to be flying back out after ferrying DPM Muhyiddin Yassin from Bintangor to Sibu, when one of them landed back onto the ground and fell on its side.

It is understood the accident happen at 1.45pm. Muhyiddin is reportedly uninjured. The pilot has sustained injuries and has been taken to the nearby hospital for treatment.
Muhyiddin, who was not on the copter, is slated to visit the injured pilot at 3pm.
2.30pm: Sibu - According to OCPD ACP Shafie Ismail, the incident happened at 1.50pm after the helicopter had unloaded all passengers in Sibu Townsquare.

"The helicopter wanted to fly back to the airport for parking, (but) then fell from about 10 feet aboveground."

Before the incident, there were three helicopter bringing the DPM's entourage back from Bintangor to Sibu. Two of them are belonged to Hornbill skyways. The helicopter that crashed belongs to Sabah Air.


seals: Is the GOD sending a message to the people?

Friday, April 08, 2011

Heads must roll in MACC


'After TBH, the MACC should have tightened up their security and procedures. Yet, it believes nobody should question the way they work.'

Customs officer dies after falling off MACC building

Fair Mind: After the Teoh Beng Hock (TBH) fiasco, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) should have tightened up their security and procedures. Yet, the MACC thinks that they are the Almighty and nobody should question the way they work. Now we have another one walking into the MACC alive and leaving MACC dead.

How many deaths should occur before anything is being done by the MACC to prevent future deaths? The MACC boss should tender in his resignation. In other country, the head of the department would voluntarily take responsibility for such a fiasco and resign.

Aku India: Please investigate:

1) Can a person die if he were to fall from the third floor?

2) If Ahmad Sarbani Mohamed planned to commit suicide, shouldn't he have gone to the Twin Towers?

3) He is on bail. He would have had ample time to decide if he wanted to commit suicide. Why would he choose the MACC office?

Bangsamalaysia: This is a great shame. An autopsy by an independent pathologist is a must if we are to avoid another cover-up. The public must know how and why this man died. We cannot assume he committed suicide out of shame because:

a) a person is innocent till proven guilty;

b) why jump out of a three-story building where you have a chance of not dying but becoming a vegetable?

P Dev Anand Pillai: Justice James Foong of the RCI (Royal Commission of Inquiry) for TBH should take heed of this development and of what Dr Pornthip Rojanasunand had to say about the MACC. Most probably, this will be described as another case of "suicide".

Catching the Customs officers was the right thing to do, but not to the extent of killing them when they are cooperating in the gathering of evidence for a probable charge against them. This will clearly play in the minds of the Malay electorate.

Even if the Indians decide to go the way of BN, the Malays will have to wake up now and set this nation straight by kicking this administration out of office as soon as the opportunity surfaces.

For those who have yet to register as voters, don't wait till your relative is thrown out of a building.

Save Malaysia Now: This is a clear case of suicide as the money involved amounted to millions. The deceased couldn't face the stigma of facing up to the shame and ridicule of being charged in court and decided to take his own life.

However, the MACC officers who have been interrogating him should be hauled up to see if the methods use were de-humanising in any way. If found to be abusive and threatening, they should be charged in court for manslaughter.

This latest case however should not be categorised the same as Teoh Beng Hock's as the amount that was involved in his case only amounted to RM2,000. There is absolutely no reason, too, for TBH to end his life as he was about to be married the day after his tragic death.

Q: Let the investigations be done first. There is nothing we can do if a person chooses to end his or her life that way. I hope the police will make a thorough investigation regarding this case. The officer may have been unable to stand the shame that he will face after the investigation. My deepest condolences to the family.

Cala: What is in common between TBH's case and Ahmad Sarbani Mohamed's case? The answer is: Both were found dead within one to three days after being interrogated by MACC boys. Naturally the biggest suspect is none other than MACC, whose method of extracting information from their victims is the most contentious topic.

I am no doctor, but under this circumstance, one needs the advice from experts on the drawbacks of harsh interrogation tactics used by them that may end up having more deaths obviously incompatible with the crimes committed (even by assuming that there were).

Previously many Indians were found dead in police custody and Malaysians generally could not care too much and life went on. Things apparently changed following TBH's sudden death in the hands of Selangor MACC.

The latest horror story of Ahmad Sarbani Mohamed no doubt will send the public into a state of frenzy over the manner MACC treat their witnesses.

Meranti Kepong: It is very shocking that these civil servants are taking advantage of their official position to practice bribery and corruption even though they are well-rewarded as public servants of the people.

I call on the government to leave no stone unturned to ensure that all these crooks are caught and be brought to justice. Clean the system among civil servants, especially those in the police, Customs and Forestry officials, who are enriching themselves in millions of dollars. Those who are found involved in corruption should be severely punished.

Quigonbond: My immediate hypothesis is that there is a mole within MACC whose side job is to prevent the assistant director from saying too much to implicate some third party. Why else would an assistant director ride a non-descript motorcycle if not to divulge damaging information?
This is what happens when the top management of the country tolerates or otherwise encourage embezzlement, character assassination, murder, incompetence, abuse of power, outright nepotism and crony capitalism.

They've encouraged little Napoleons, saboteurs and assassins to make a mark on their own in a land where the vicious survive and the virtuous perish. It may not be Umno/BN's direct doing this time, but Umno/BN's dismal record in enforcing ethics and discipline has lead us down this damning path.

AnakBangsaMalaysia: There are two separate but equally important issues here:

1) It is a fact that there is rampant corruption, not just within Customs, but also within the police, JPJ (Road Transport Department), Immigration, MACC itself and probably every single government department. This systemic corruption must continue to be investigated, although there is now no independent body in Malaysia that can do this investigation.

2) The suspicious death of Customs officer Ahmad Sarbani and Teoh Beng Hock once again highlights the issue of the many, many deaths of people while in the custody of 'law enforcement agencies' in Malaysia. This is an issue that the Umno-BN regime continues to try to sweep under the carpet as an 'inconvenience'.

Monochrome: Are we surprised? That is why the MACC's advisory panels should resign following the footsteps of Robert Phang. There is no point for the panel to sit pretty while MACC continues to act above the law.

Ng Jin Chuang: Maybe there are quarters who want MACC to be closed down so that they won't be tracked. The best is restructure the whole MACC organisation, make it answerable to Parliament. The MACC chief should resign by now.

Josephine: Dead men don't speak. It is sad that in the MACC premises, we have yet another death occurring. Has this MACC office installed with CCTV?

It baffles me that a person would want to commit suicide by jumping off from the third storey. I would have thought that higher floors would be the obvious choice. My condolence to the victim's next of kin.

Anonymous_4196: This incident really put a huge dent into MACC's credibility. I feel sorry for the family of the deceased man. He may have been a suspect, but guilty or not, his safety and well-being whilst in MACC custody must be assured.

I strongly urge the government to form a royal commission of inquiry to investigate and get to the bottom of this.

Malaysian Born: As a Malaysian and a voter, I am really getting pissed off. This is now getting to a point beyond stupidity. What nonsense excuse is going to be floated this time? This is all entirely unacceptable. Any politician or civil servant who tries to cover up or excuse this incident should be thrown out.

We can no longer afford this level of incompetence and mismanagement. The response needs to be decisive and absolute. The cabinet needs to get off its rear end and deal with this now. Once a person is taken into custody, their well-being is entirely in the hands of the authority. Even if in the extreme cases they commit suicide, it is still their responsibility so giving excuses is pointless.

Ferdtan: The death of the custom officer after falling off MACC building is one too many, especially after the controversial fatal fall of TBH. It is not important whether Ahmad Sarbani Mohamed is innocent or guilty of the alleged crime: the fact remains - he died while 'discussing' the case with the MACC investigative officer.

Since Ahmad Sarbani and TBH deaths occurred in MACC buildings, and were officially investigated by the MACC officers, the agency must take responsibility - suicide or otherwise.

Heads of MACC must rolled to prevent another such incidents. We are now afraid of MACC. As a life has been needlessly ended, we express our deepest condolence to the family of Ahmad.

seals: Of course, the _______ will say "no heads need to roll, it is not a serious thing and all the stories"

Thursday, April 07, 2011

'Irresponsible wives the cause of extramarital affairs'

The high occurrence of extramarital affairs is due to "wives who neglect their responsibilities" to their husbands, the MP for Pasir Mas (Ind) Ibrahim Ali claims.

Therefore, he asked in a supplementary question during Question Time in Parliament, what was the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jakim) doing about educating wives on their responsibilities?

NONE"There are times when husbands have urges (ada keinginan)... but when they come home to their wives, they will say, 'wait, I'm cooking', or 'wait, I'm getting ready to visit relatives'.

"In Islam, wives are supposed to stop everything to fulfil their husbands' demands," Ibrahim (right) said.

"Husbands driving home after work see things that are sexually arousing (menaikan semangat) and go to their wives to ease their urges (semangat).

"So much so there are husbands who go to private places (tempat-tempat yang sulit) to satisfy their urges and then (unsavoury) videos are exposed... this is why I want a proper explanation as to whether wives understand their roles," he added.

Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Mashitah Ibrahim shot down the question, saying intimacy between married couples was based on the level of understanding between the couples.

"I can't completely agree with you... men must understand this too - (just because) you come home after work and you are aroused (naik semangat), your wife must stop all her work and please you," she said.

Ibrahim had also raised the issue of polygamy and urged Muslim men to marry widows or divorcees as their second wives.

Mashitah responded that more exposure was needed on the issue of polygamy for Muslim couples.

source: http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/160879

seals: What a Joke....man will have all the 1001 excuses when they need to get another woman to have sex with .... when you want to do it...yes of course you can find 1001 reasons...and even if the 1001 excuses are fulfilled then they will have the 1002th excuse to have another woman....

1. Last time they blame the woman for arousing man and be the reason for rapes (they said man not to be blamed). The woman that was raped in the bus was wearing "tudung" and still she was raped. Is tudung sexy too for this man? .... if a man cannot manage his need, why blame the woman ....

2. "There are times when husbands have urges (ada keinginan)... but when they come home to their wives, they will say, 'wait, I'm cooking'..."   After done and the man is tired .... he needs food and the wife says...wait I am cooking....then the same man will have a reason for him to get another woman as he will say the wife is not doing her job to feed him...

3. "Husbands driving home after work see things that are sexually arousing (menaikan semangat) and go to their wives to ease their urges (semangat)."  Is it ok for the man to (in this case muslim man) to get him self aroused and letting the mind wander sexually by looking at another man's wife or daughters details of the body and so on till the point he get aroused?

4. "So much so there are husbands who go to private places (tempat-tempat yang sulit) to satisfy their urges and then (unsavoury) videos are exposed... this is why I want a proper explanation as to whether wives understand their roles," he added."   If the wife is sexually all excited with his performance ..she will be on the husband's lap the moment she sees him...with the heart beating fast and eyes full of love...Are you describing the man's performance problem and justifying the reason to get paid services ?

5. "Ibrahim had also raised the issue of polygamy and urged Muslim men to marry widows or divorcees as their second wives."  Can we see this in syariah law? But in actual...they look for fresh and intact 2nd wife.....

Soon these people will say, I came back my wife had period ...and I had to get another woman to satisfy my need...lol!!!

note: my comments here on "husbands / wife / he / she" is not referring to any specific person, just the way I address man and woman.

'MACC hasn't learnt its lesson' - Customs officer dies after falling off MACC building

Pakatan Rakyat leaders have reacted in shock over the death of a senior Customs officer at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission's (MACC) Federal Territory office this morning.
Selangor executiveNONE councillor Ean Yong Hian Wah said it is obvious that the MACC “did not learn from Teoh Beng Hock's case”.
“This will look badly on the MACC. People have already lost confidence (in them) after Teoh's case... the MACC must take action to prevent this from happening again. Somebody must take responsibility for this case,” he said when contacted.
The MACC is at the heart of an ongoing royal commission of inquiry into the death of Teoh, who was Ean Yong's aide in July 2009 when he was found dead outside the building where the Selangor MACC is based.
He had been questioned overnight as a witness into alleged irregularities in use of Selangor government funds by Ean Yong.
Today's death of the seniNONEor Customs officer - assistant director Ahmad Sarbani Mohamed - is the second incident in as many years, where a person called in for questioning has ended up dead.
PKR president Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail expressed alarm, stressing that the integrity of institutions “which should take care of us” has come under serious attack, especially after the revelations of misconduct by officers on duty during the Teoh RCI.
“This is something very serious affecting the institutions which act as check and balance in our country. This matter is very serious... we have to do something. MACC needs to take stock, be truthful and clean up,” she said when met in Sarawak.
Police given 24 hours
PKR's Subang parliamentarian R Sivarasa called for the MACC parliamentary committee to investigate Ahmad Sarbani's death, saying that it “seems highly suspicious”.
“Since he was rpakatan cij parliament pc 131108 sivarasaeleased on bail and went back to change his statement, the MACC may not be able to give the same reason as in the Teoh case and say that it is suicide,” he said when met in Parliament.
PAS' Titiwangsa MP Dr Lo' Lo' Ghazali agreed with Sivarasa's suspicions, saying that it has happened again possibly because Teoh's case was not resolved with honesty and transparency.
"I believe that the government should resolve the issue wisely and earnestly. Make this a reminder and lesson for the future, so that we can avoid more incidents like these."
PKR Youth chief Shamsul Iskandar Md Akin said the authorities must launch a thorough and serious investigation into the Customs officer's death, to avoid having to have a lengthy inquest and another RCI.
“If the police do not appear to take serious action within 24 hours, then we will lodge a police report. We will defend the rights of the Customs officer, just as we defended Teoh,” he said.
NONEParit Buntar MP Mujahid Yusof Rawa stressed that this latest death only aggravates the public's loss of trust in the MACC, as they may believe that they cannot trust the agency with their personal safety.
“"We heard during the recent inquiry about how MACC investigation methods involve pressure and what-not. The question is why did he (the Customs officer) jump? If he jumped. It could be because he was subjected to pressure and stress during the investigation,” said the PAS leader.
DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng said the commission must go through a "full revamp" to determine whether or not it can carry out its duties effectively, efficiently, impartially and professionally without causing harm or death to its suspects.

The DAP wants a RCI on the officer's death, he said, which should "determine the cause of death, punish the culprits responsible and implement safeguards" to make sure suspects' safety is taken care of while in custody.
He further blasted the MACC's failure to investigate corruption allegations against Sarawak Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud, saying this shows a clear case of double standards and systems failure in enforcing the law equally.


seals: hmmmm  will this make the other case stronger....or maybe now ..in Malaysia!

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Teluk Intan MP, activist arrested at protest

Teluk Intan member of parliament M Manogaran was today arrested along with the head of the Malaysian Tamil Students Progressive Associations (MATSAP), MS Arjunan, while demonstrating against the controversial Interlok novel.
batu cave protest against interlok 030411 01Manogaran (second from right), who is from the DAP, and Arjunan (far right) had arrived with a small crowd of activists earlier this morning at the Batu Caves temple complex in Gombak. Kuala Lumpur.

They were demonstrating against the Education Ministry's decision to make Interlok a compulsory reading material for form five students taking the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) exams, this year onwards.

Police moved in and arrested Manogaran and Arjunan around noon, when the former addressed those gathered and urged the Indian community to unite against the introduction of the literature component in the Bahasa Malaysia subject.

Both Manogaran and Arjunan were taken to the Gombak district police headquarters.

They were released at about 2.40pm after their statements were taken.

Earlier in his speech, Arjunan called for the complete scrapping of the textbook as required reading as opposed to mixing parts of it.

“We don't want our government or the education ministry to merely modify a book that is a major problem to the Indian community. The book contains many problems and raises moral issues,” said Arjunan, reading from a statement.

azlan“The Indian community wants Interlok done away with, but why is the government headstrong in this matter? It's our belief that the government wants to portray the community in an ill-manner,” he said.

Arjunan vowed to continue holding strikes until the novel was withdrawn from secondary school syllabus.

Civil society groups representing the Chinese and Indian communities had launched a firestorm of protests against the government for endorsing the novel, which they said disparaged the minority communities and urged for it to be withdrawn.

Deputy Prime Minister and Education Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, however, insisted that the novel will be retained pending amendments to its contents.

source: http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/160487

seals: Thank GOD Tunku is not alive to see this .....

Friday, April 01, 2011

RCI: MACC man watched porn after quizzing Teoh

RCI: MACC man watched porn after quizzing Teoh
S Pathmawathy
Mar 31, 11
5:52pm
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A Selangor Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) officer was found to have downloaded and watched pornography on his office computer instead of monitoring his witness, Teoh Beng Hock.
This bombshell was dropped by the royal commission of inquiry into Teoh's death panel chief Justice James Foong today.
He mentioned this in passing when Bar Council lawyer Cheow Wee was quizzing former Selangor MACC deputy director Hishamuddin Hashim on his internal memorandum which warned officers to keep an eye on visitors, witnesses or suspects when they are on the commission's premises.
NONEAt one point, Foong said that assistant superintendent Mohd Ashraf Mohd Yunus (right) was indulging in pornography on his computer.
Ashraf had said previously that he was ordered by Selangor MACC investigations unit head Hairul Ilham Hamzah to assist enforcement officer Arman Alias, in questioning Teoh from 10.30pm to 12.30am on July 15.
Foong: In my opinion, since you are by nature hardworking and in the office, why is there a relaxed attitude in your office, the way (in which) the witnesses are watched? Why is that? I want to know why there is no security?

Hishamuddin:
Orders have been issued. It is up to them to take care of the witnesses.
Foong: Why you don't ask the officers what they are doing (when you are in the office at that hour)?

Hishamuddin: (They don't tell me) unless I ask.

Foong: Do you know that Ashraf had downloaded pornography about 1.20am (on July 16, 2009). When an operation was going on, he was watching pornography on a website.

Taken aback, Hishamuddin responded after a short pause that “it was beyond his control” to watch over his subordinates.

“This is not work related... there must be self-initiative (to not do such things),” he said.
The incident occurred roughly an hour after he had assisted another colleague in interviewing Teoh.

Foong did not reveal how the panel came to such a conclusion but previously, the commission had instructed its private investigator Michael Leslie Squires to confiscate computers and laptops of all MACC officers directly involved in investigating Teoh.

azlanTeoh, the political aide to Seri Kembangan assemblyperson Ean Yong Hian Wah, was taken in on July 15, 2009 and questioned on allegations of state funds misuse by his employer.

He was found dead the next day on the fifth floor service corridor of Plaza Masalam, Shah Alam. The MACC's Selangor office is located on the 14th floor of the same building.
Foong countered back that “there is a government order” against such acts and as a commanding officer, Hishamuddin should keep a close watch on his officers activities.

Hishamuddin, however, asserted that he can only “take care if it is a work-related matter” but added that if the event took place “in front” of him, he will reprimand the officer.

“I have more important work,” he said.

“The commissioners are a little shocked. The officer is watching pornographic material although there are government orders against it,” said Foong.

The chief commissioner said that further information pertaining to their findings will be given to the MACC and Bar Council.

'Positively identified on 13 occasions'


At the proceeding this morning, Ashraf was the topic of contention as commissioner Mohamed Hatta Shaharom revealed that the graft buster was singled out positively on 13 occasions in identification parades.

This were in relation to police reports of abuse and torture against Ashraf, which had first been revealed at the coroner's court during Teoh's inquest.

Recently, it was reported that there were 59 cases relating to physical and psychological abuse against the MACC nationwide, with 21 concentrated on Selangor, between 2005 and 2010.

Although Ashraf had denied ill-treating his case subjects, the royal commission had divulged during the inquiry previously that police were halted in their probe on such allegation as there was no cooperation from the MACC.

“You have been there for about 19 years... the MACC is at a crossroads. Coming back to Ashraf, from the information we have, 13 times he was positively identified in identification parades.

NONE“It's true that the police did the investigation and there are stages in investigation... but what bothers me as a member of the public, is that how come one officer is identified 13 times?

“What bothers me is the logic (behind this). How can an officer who has been identified repeatedly (still be kept in the force)?” asked Mohamed Hatta (right).

He explained that the intention of the royal commission was to fix the MACC's image and raise the standards of its officers, not to “crucify the agency”.

“You story is like a nice (cantik) movie... cakap pujuk, (kalau) tak dapat cakap lagi (talk and coax, (if) don't get it talk again),” said Mohamed Hatta, casting doubt on Hishamuddin's assertion that MACC had never condoned the use of force.

Throughout his testimony, Hishamuddin stressed that the MACC does not threaten their subjects or use violence against them to coax a statement.

He said that by doing so it was of “no benefit” to the anti-graft agency as there is a risk of the subject becoming hostile during court proceedings.
During his testimony at the inquiry, he said that the police had tried to hold him responsible for Teoh's death.

The inquiry resumes on Saturday with Thai forensics expert Dr Porntip Rojanansunan, who supported the theory of homicide at Teoh's inquest.