Tuesday, July 19, 2011

'Economist' report on Bersih rally 'censored'

'Economist' report on Bersih rally 'censored'
Hazlan Zakaria & Wong Teck Chi
Jul 19, 11
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Opposition parliamentarians have claimed that the July 16 edition of The Economist has been defaced by the Home Ministry in an apparent attempt to censor a report on the Bersih 2.0 rally for electoral reform.

NONEThe Economist July16 issue has been censored/black inked on Bersih story by Home Ministry,” reads a tweet by Ipoh Barat MP M Kulasegaran.

In photos distributed via micro-blog site Twitter, the report headlines 'Political affray in Malaysia: Taken to the cleaners' shows lines blacked out by what seems to be a permanent marker pen.

Malaysiakini could not immediately verify the claim, but a comparison with the online version reveals that the lines struck out refer to allegations of police and government misconduct:

- 'and one man died of a heart attack', in the first paragraph.

- 'The march itself was then banned, although the authorities offered Bersih a stadium to meet in - and then withdrew the offer', in the second paragraph

- 'The heavy-handed police tactics have provoked a lot of anger; the government has conceded an official investigation into claims of police brutality. In one instance (caught on film), police seemed to fire tear gas and water cannon into a hospital where protesters were sheltering from a baton charge', in the fourth paragraph.

NONEWhen contacted, Kulasegaran criticised the action as “uncalled for”.

“In this day and age only a police run state would do this. They are trying to hide writing which could be true, because (they are afraid) it will be read by the public and they will believe it. The government is still (suffering from) denial syndrome.”

However, the DAP leader dismissed the attempt as ineffectual as the full article is “available online anyway”.

PKR vice-president Tian Chua also tweeted on the matter and posted photos of the censored pages: “I'm sure @TheEconomist readers are intelligent enough to know how to get the full article, but the censorship reflects the stupidity & insecurity of an autocratic regime.”

He observed that the portrayal of the “Jews as bogeyman (by Umno owned-daily) Utusan (Malaysia) & @TheEconomist censorship signify an insecure regime”.
Malaysiakini was unable to get through to the relevant Home Ministry officer for comment, despite several attempts today.

seals: and Malaysia say press freedom ? And the brains where somewhere else? They ban Bersih and now that made them more popular even daughter of ex-PM participated ...and they paint the text in black and that made more people being curious to know what it is the "censored" part about. LOL!!!

UiTM offers Ibrahim Ali Award to students

'University students are not supposed to be involved in politic. Why is this political 'frog' allowed to be involved in the university?'

UiTM offers Ibrahim Ali Award to students

Pemerhati: If a US university in collaboration with the Ku Klux Klan (which, like Ibrahim Ali's Perkasa, believes in the racial superiority) starts giving out cash awards to students who have proven they have "clear and consistent" principles in upholding their white race, what sort of an opinion would a normal person have about that particular university and its students?

Would any foreign country and the majority of its own people have any respect for that university or its students?

UiTM (Universiti Teknologi Mara) may not have been that well-known in the past, but this collaboration with Perkasa's Ibrahim Ali to promote a racist agenda is likely to make it well-known as the world's premier racist university.

Lim Chong Leong: This is clearly racist and incites racism amongst the younger generation. If Ibrahim Ali is not arrested for inciting racial hatred but a government-sponsored university supporting such racist programme instead, then clearly the ministers of higher education, education, home ministry and the PM himself are guilty of conspiring to incite racial tension.

Lin Wenquan: UiTM is certainly proud to have this dinosaur amongst its alumni who claims to be a mass communications graduate and a student of the 'School of Freedom' in Germany, but who cannot even think and articulate logically.

Instead of encouraging its students to pursue studies that will stand them in good stead in facing the challenges and demands of globalisation, we have UiTM promoting the cult and mischief of a miscreant and a literal 'katak dibawah tempurung'.

Anak Bangsa Malaysia: Somehow I doubt an 'Ibrahim Ali Award' will carry much value anywhere outside of Perkasa and Umno's in-bred communities.

Anonymous: There's nothing wrong with the award. What racism? Put aside what he had said or done, and focus on the award alone. It is merely to encourage UiTM students to strive better and to reinforce a sense of belonging among the Malays, that's all, and it has got nothing to do with other races.

If it is true that the objective of the award is to upgrade the honour and reputation of the Malay race, let them be. Even among other races, there are awards for those who have done or are doing any initiatives to improve their race.

If, it is proven that this award breeds racism, then let us all condemn it. Otherwise, even if you are not interested to support it, just stay out of it.

Baiyuensheng: There is nothing wrong with the award to upkeep Malay culture and reputation, but what does Perkasa stands for?

Just look at their actions. Supporting corruption, cronyism, Malay supremacy, extremism, racism, etc. Perkasa has damaged the very core of Malay culture.

David Dass: Why does the Malay race need a champion of this sort? Malaysia is a diverse country made up of 13 states and diverse races. The Malays are the majority with about 60 percent of the population.

The position of the Malay rulers, Islam, the national language and special rights are protected by the constitution. No change can be made without Malay approval. The minority non-Malays can never threaten the majority Malays. The civil service, the police and the armed forces are also at least 80 percent Malay. In fact the non-alays are dependent on the Malays.

The Malays do not need champions like Ibrahim Ali. The real threat to all Malaysians is the economy. We are 50 percent dependent on oil and gas revenues. That is a diminishing asset. We need to increase our revenue from other sources. There is an exodus of talent. There is low foreign investment.

Those are the real threats to all Malaysians. We should not see each other as threats. We should come together as Malaysians. And build a united prosperous country.

Nik V: Hopefully a good student will benefit from this. Remember a good thing can also come out of bad thing in the right hands.

UiTM, on the other hand, has shown its true face. When the right time comes, a truly charismatic and patriotic class of leadership will remove and change the current board on UiTM with a world-class set of educators, if the current lot don't change.

Anonymous: UiTM don't go so low by offering such a scholarship. It would be disgraceful to promote Ibrahim Ali's name as he is a person without respect.

Look at his comments on women - they can be your sisters, mother or grandmother. It is sad to say he has no brains and he barks without thinking and feelings.

Board members of UiTM, is this the type of person you want to promote? Please don't degrade your institution's name for God sake. Think twice, or even thrice, about this award.

Mangodurian: Talk about condoning and encouraging racism. Isn't it the government's and law enforcement's duty to stop this? Isn't there anything in our laws that consider this as a crime?

Any lawyers here can advise? I know that a non-BN government will surely stop this or enact laws to make this clearly illegal.

PBWin: University students are not supposed to be involved in politic. Why is this political 'frog' allowed to be involved in the university?

If this is the case, then Hindraf, Bersih and all other NGOs should also be given a chance to give awards to students for their struggle. Why only allow this 'frog' to give award?

source: http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/170323

Seals: The moral of the story is, if you are puddle dog of UMNO ...you can shit anywhere and anything ..you are still right ....and loved

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Evening Edition: Sex, gender politics and religion - Obedient Wives Club (6 July 2011)

Good cops take heat off bad cops

Amidst mounting eyewitness accounts alleging police brutality at Saturday's Bersih 2.0 rally, the Bar Council's monitoring team found an exemplary model of police action that demonstrated 'restraint, professionalism and politeness' in crowd control.

"There was no use of tear gas or water cannon, nor were there any arbitrary arrest after or during the dispersal of the crowd. That is how crowd control should have been done throughout Kuala Lumpur," Bar Council president Lim Chee Wee told a press conference yesterday.

He was referring to the situation at Changkat Stadium, off Jalan Hang Jebat, where thousands of protestors had assembled after they were dispersed by tear gas and water cannon in the area around the Puduruya bus terminal.

NONEAccording to the observation report released yesterday on the Bar Council website, the crowd led by PKR vice-president Chua Jui Meng reached the road leading to Stadium Merdeka - the rally destination - at 2.20pm but was stopped by police barricades (right).

"The police officer denied them access to Stadium Merdeka. Both parties were polite to each other. The police officer explained that they were under orders not to let anyone in,” reads the report.

NONE"Chua (holding mic) used a megaphone to make a speech. He thanked the officer for their civil manner, and mentioned the (Agong) had allowed them to use the stadium, and they came in peace. The crowd cheered in support of him."

The crowd then dispersed and headed towards the Central Market where they were assaulted by rounds of tear gas.

"During the entire time the crowd gathered before the barricades, the police on duty were polite, and the crowd was cooperative. There was no attempt to force their way in. The police officers were polite to us (observers) as well. There was no shouting, no harsh words uttered," the report states.

Condemning the "wholly unnecessary" launching of tear gas and water cannon against the rally participants at all other locations, Lim described the Jalan Hang Jebat case as an "exemplary model" of crowd control.

"What we can hope for is the exemplary pocket, one exemplary location where the police acted professionally will become the model for the rest of the other officers."

Compliance with Suhakam model

He also said the police there had adopted the collaborative model recommended by the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia years ago.

"Police engage the crowd, seek out ... the one or two leaders or the marshalls among the crowd, to find out what is their intention."

Then both sides negotiate. The police should give the crowd reasonable time to make speeches, followed by at least three warnings demanding them to disperse before resorting to force, he said.

However Lim could only identify the pipd kl bersih 090711 ku chin waholice officer in-charge as a Suhaimi.

"I don't have his rank. I now regret not recording his rank and number. He was very professional."

Lim also commended the KL Criminal Investigation Department chief Ku Chin Wah (right) for allowing the lawyers to provide legal access to those detained at police training centre and Jinjang police station a few hours after the arrests.

source: http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/169771

Friday, July 08, 2011

Comments: Cops: Restriction order against 91 individuals

Cops: Restriction order against 91 individuals

DannyLoHH: Oh my god. I can't believe they'll go so low. The police are showing once again that they are the law. What they want, the court will give. It doesn't matter that their restriction order contravened the constitution of Malaysia.

These thugs in uniform have turned our constitution into toilet paper. They are now trampling on our fundamental rights. They were supposed to protect it. In the upcoming election, Pakatan Rakyat should tell the voters that a vote for BN is a vote for a police state.

Teh: The Malaysian police have gone berserk over Bersih!

Baiyuensheng: How come we've regressed to such a state. It's a very sad day for Malaysia. I thought that while Singapore is miles ahead of us in economic terms, we were miles ahead in terms of our political maturity and democratic rights. Sigh.

Man of the Match: How about freedom of movement as stated in the federal constitution?

Mirror on the Wall: A restriction order is ultra vires the federal constitution. The sacrosanct document seems to be trampled on at will by the very authorities entrusted to uphold it. You don't have to be a Bar Council president to know this.

Bozo: We all know this will happen. BN is scared to death. So much for democracy and the authority of the king. Daulat Tuanku. Even the government of the day is not respecting the wishes of the King.

Rahmat Ibrahim: Satu lagi projek BN. The police have gone mad. How can you restrict the movements of a person who is only exercising his democratic rights?

Ruben: Actually the Bersih list comprises mostly of people who for me have all the right qualities and moral fibre to lead this beautiful country of ours. A restriction order against this group is indeed ridiculous and uncalled for.

These are people who are highly respected in every sense of the word. On the other hand, it does clearly show how fearful Najib and his colleagues are of the influence and impact these leaders have to bring about the momentum for change.

Holden: What are these men in high places so afraid of? Are they so bankrupt of ideas on how to conduct a dialogue or debate or so incapable of coherent discussion that their only response is threats and intimidation.

This appears to be like the way colonial governments would have resorted to in quelling the natives. Is this the best Umno can manage?
Nik V: This is not about politics any more. It's about power crazy and corrupted people in BN who are using politics and religion to stay in power. There is the huge difference between this being about politics and being a crime committed by criminals against the rakyat of Malaysia.

Good Men: Courage is not the absence of fear, but acting in spite of it.

Cannon: Malaysians can see the Umno/BN regime is just a band of gangsters using rule by law - abetted by their uniformed thugs in blue - to repress citizens from exercising their fundamental rights of free association and peaceful assembly.

These scoundrels are now trying to steal our civil liberties after plundering our country.
Their greed and lust for power have no end. The latest actions of PM Najib Razak and his cohorts affirm it is impossible for the Umno-BN regime to change.

Lau Eng Shinn: Be careful everyone, the BN government wants to arrest all the opposition leaders and then call for election so they can maintain power. That's why there are doing all this.

The leaders should stay away, the people will continue to march. We will sacrifice for you but you must not be arrested.

Ibnu Ishak: The police and their weasel-word masters have made their point. In so doing, they have mightily helped Bersih, and all genuine Malaysian democrats, to make theirs, eloquently and impressively.

Anonymous_3e06: One day when you retire from the force, over a glass of cold beer you will tell your friends, who will pay for the beer, that the IGP (inspector-general of police) had no brains and you, like a cow, carried out orders which were utterly stupid and unnecessary.

See Tshiung Han: It's easy to tell which organisation is the main target: 11 from Umno Youth, 14 from Perkasa and 66 from Bersih.

Disbeliever: I believe that the government and the police are being most unfair that despite the meeting of Bersih with the King and consequently Bersih agreeing to hold the rally in the confines of a stadium, the police have continued to clamp down on Bersih to the extent of obtaining a court order disallowing ('banning' is a better word) 91 leaders from being in some areas of KL.

I think this is definitely going against human rights. The police are being too uptight over the Bersih rally.
Why take the so-called preventive action when these leaders have not done anything wrong? By all means, act if and when they go against the law come July 9.

The way I see it and I believe the whole world is watching, the police are out to stop the Bersih rally at all costs. This uncalled for action would definitely have a great impact in the coming general elections.

Msiakini4all: Ibrahim Ali must be so happy with this news. So will Khairy Jamaluddin Abu Bakar. Now they can just send their monkeys to do their filthy jobs while they just sit safely at home.

Lim Chong Leong: So are we still allowed to rally in any stadium in Kuala Lumpur like PM Najib and the Agong agreed? Or do their words amount to nothing? If they are not going to honour their side, there is no need for more talks but action.

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Cops: Restriction order against 91 individuals

The police have placed a restriction order on 91 individuals, including organisers of the Bersih 2.0, Perkasa and Umno Youth's Patriot rallies.

NONEThe order is to stop any of the 91 from being present at several spots in Kuala Lumpur on July 9.

"This means that anyone (on the list) caught present at these areas will be arrested on sight," said the city deputy police chief Amar Singh.

Top on the list are the Bersih 2.0 steering committee members, including Ambiga Sreenevasan, Wong Chin Huat and Maria Chin Abdullah.

Also on the list are Pakatan Rakyat leaders, such as opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, PAS spiritual adviser Nik Aziz Nik Mat, his party's deputy-president Mohamad Sabu, DAP parliamentary leader Lim Kit Siang and social activist Hishamuddin Rais.
Fourteen from Perkasa, including its president Ibrahim Ali and other top leaders such as Ab Rahman Ab Bakar and Syed Hassan Syed Ali.

Umno Youth leaders also included in the list are Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin Abu Bakar, secretary Megat Firdouz Megat Junid and information chief Reezal Merican Naina Merican and eight others.
“This order is to avoid from any activity that can disrupt public order or bring danger to human lives and security.

“With this, they are barred and given warning not to be present or take any part in any assembly in those places on July 9 from 8am to 6pm,” said Amar during a press conference in the Kuala Lumpur police headquarters this evening.

A breach of the order would contravene Section 188 of the Penal Code for disobedience to an order duly promulgated by a public servant, punishable by up to six months' jail or up to RM2,000 fine or both.

The police chief added that the order was approved yesterday and that it has been sent out to the 91 individuals.

Mix-up in list

When asked how the police decided on the 91 individuals, Amar said that it was based on police investigation over the past few weeks.
However, it was evident that although 66 people were listed as Bersih 2.0 supporters, some of them were clearly either Umno members or anti-Bersih.

NONEAmong those on the Bersih 2.0 list are former deputy minister Khalid Yunus, Kulim-Bandar Baharu MP Zulkifli Noordin, Gagasan Melayu Perak president Mohd Hilmi Ismail and national scout chief commissioner Kamaruddin Kachar.

Even Perkasa leaders were listed under Bersih 2.0 supporters such as Negeri Sembilan, Kelantan and Terengganu commissioners Mohd Noor Nordin Abdullah, Sibri Ismail and Mohd Lukman Muda respectively.

The list has also includes at least one mistake. Perkasa vice-president Zubir Harun was listed twice - in the Perkasa and Bersih 2.0 list.

Road closures from Saturday morning

According to the order signed by a Kuala Lumpur Magistrate, the 91 are barred from being along Jalan Syed Putra, Jalan Istana, Jalan Bukit Petaling, Jalan Bellamy and the area surrounding Istana Negara.

They are also barred from Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, Jalan Lembah Perdana, Jalan Cenderasari and the area around Masjid Negara.

The police also listed Dataran Merdeka, Central Market, Masjid Jamek, Dataran DBKL, Sogo shopping mall, Maju Junction, Kampung Baru mosque, Jalan Kinabalu, Jalan Kuching, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Jalan Haji Taib, Jalan Raja Muda Musa, Jalan Raja Bot, Jalan Dang Wangi, Jalan Munshi Abdullah, Jalan Gereja, Jalan Raja Chulan, Jalan Tun Perak, Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Loke, Jalan Sultan Mahmud as restricted areas to the 91.

Although there were already numerous roadblocks around the country since yesterday, Amar said that the city police will be closing roads and diverting traffic from Friday midnight.

He also said that the police have not received any police permit applications to assemble at press time.
Full list of 91 individuals

Ibrahim Ali
Rahman bin Abu Bakar
Syed Hassan Syed Ali
Irawah Fahmi Ideris
Roslan Kassim
Sharifuddin Abd Hamid
Dr Zubir Harun
Ameir Hassan
Ahmad Saad
Ahmad Zaini Ismail
Muhammad Zaid Md Arip
Abdullah Mansor
Zaira Jaafar
Norkhaila Jamaludin

Pemuda Umno

Khairy Jamaluddin Abu Bakar
Megat Firdouz Megat Junid
Reezal Merican Naina Merican
Megat Zulkarnaian Omardin
Rizalman Mokhtar
Tengku Azman Tengku Zainol Abidin
Lokman Noor Adam
Abdul Azeez Rahim
Ungku Saleh Ungku Jamal
Arman Azha Abu Hanifa
Tun Faisal Ismail Aziz


Ambiga Sreenevasan
Mohamad Sabu
Hishamuddin Md Rais
Khairul Anwar Ahmad Zainuddin
Maria Chin Abdullah
Chua Tian Chang
Kamarulzaman Mohamad
Dr Mohd Hatta Md Ramli
Syed Shahir Syed Mohamud
Syed Ibrahim Syed Noh
Teresa Kok
Badrul Hisha Shaharin
Shamsul Iskandar Mohd Akin
Arutchelvam Subramaniam
Wong Chin Huat
Ong Boon Keong
Enalini Elumalai
Haris Fathillah Sathiasingam Mohd Ibrahim
Khalid Yunus
Zulkifli Noordin
Dr Zubir Harun
Abd Hadi Awang
Anwar Ibrahim
Lim Kit Siang
Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat
Nurul Izzah Anwar
Kohila Yanasekaran
Zaid Kamaruddin
Khoo Teng Swee
Fadiah Nadwa Fikri
Yap Swee Seng
Salahuddin Ayub
Mahfuz Omar
Nasarudin Hasan
Mazlan Aliman
Dr Syed Azman Syed Nawawi
Dr Dzulkifli Ahmad
Dr Mujahid Yusof
Khalid Abd Samad
Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin
Azman Shapawi Abd Rani
Suhaizan Kaiat
Nor Azli Musa
Mohd Firdaus Jaafar
Loke Siew Fook
Lau Wen San
Mohd Azmin Ali
Mat Shuhaimi Shafie
Satipul Bahari Amamt
Wan Hassan Mohd Ramli
Mohamad Izzudin Hilmi Mohd Zaini
Mohd Shazni Munir Mohd Ithnin
Muhammad Hilman Idham
Mohd Shukri Che Ab Razab
Mohd Syukri Kamaruddin
Ahmad Syazwan Muhammad Hasan
Choo Chon Kai
Sarasvathy Muthu
Soh Sook Hwa
Nurul Izham Nurul Anuar
Abd Rahim Osman
Mohd Sibri Ismail
Mohd Lukam Muda
Prof Kamaruddin Kachar
Mohd Noor Nordin Abdullah 

And the comments:

clever voter It is heartening to watch events unfold in a manner where you see different ethnic groups sharing the common goals and beliefs that change is inevitable. Forget the stupid 1 Malaysia - the courage, the strength, and the determination of Bersih is enough to show to the nation that we need to change a government that is past its shelf life. Lets pray for the hope that this nation must live up to its potential !!!
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justiceee Hitler era.Gestapo state. no respect for the king also. what govt. Master race in action using sing and ah fatt .
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GO4CHANGE They can chain and imprison the Rakyat but they cannot thwart their spirit. Let them do whatever they want no matter how draconian. Come newxt General Election they will reap what they sow!!!
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tanteo Since when has UNNO heed the Agong?And why did Ambiga meet with Tun Bodowi? It was silly and premature to think the government would have respected what the Agong and Bodowi say. Who is pulling the strings? Now,no stadium and restriction order.What next? Next year this cop will be bestowed Dato 'Sili' Amar Singh for being a loyal servant.
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Ibnu Ishak A mix-up in the lists? Not surprised! Am puzzled only that these Keystone Cops Stumblebums DiRaja did not put the Agong on the Bersih list: mistakenly believing him to be the rally co-ordinator for Seputeh and Megamall areas .. ..
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Oscar Kilo Easyone, I have the same question too. I think it is to make it look more muhibbah. They don't want it to be Melayu vs Melayu.
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dominic seow THERE are many many illegal empat ekor towkays in TOWN YET THEY ROAM freely to take bets.Police bolih.Police knowns who they are but no action is to be made because... U know I know la
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Arkay_3d9d gooooddd... finally, KL peace yoooooo, good job police...
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People Power Our stupid PM, NAJIb cannot even solve the Malaysian dilemma & yet he wants to meet the Christian Pope in ROME & tell him what to do. Is he a nut? Your answer to that is most welcome. The evil regime is unfit to rule. Just kick them out in GE13.
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cocomomo Looks like daily the government and the police are pushing more and more Malaysians to vote for Pakatan! The government is looking increasingly silly by trying to suppress the free will of the people. Don't they realise this is no longer the dark ages? If from the offset the government had allowed the rally there may have been less interest in the rally than the repressive actions have now created. Is there a conspiracy to help Pakatan perform better in the next elections?
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Easyone why Ah Singh & Ah Beng headed this job? Ahmad & Ali do not follow Hisap Puding instruction ? scape goat ?
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By Election Fan What else is in the condition that the understanding that BN/UMNO govt had agreed to the King. No yellow shirt, no Merdeka Stadium, Bersih is illegal, Now, no leader... What is next? If that is the case why should Bersih agreed on the stadium where these corrupted regime had openly defying the King's order to allow a peace rally. From this incident we can see promise by BN/UMNO govt are all lies. Let us bury them in GE 13.
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Mirror on the Wall Let us refrain from being racist like the BN goons. Let us be fair and impartial and look at a man for who is and not what he is. By the way, I have not heard a good 'Bai' joke in a long time.Anyone know one that's not crude?
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ghkok The Bersih rally is a PEACEFUL RALLY in support of Free, Clean & Fair Elections. It is a PEOPLE's rally. It is within the constitution to allow for peaceful marches in support of reasonable causes. It is constitutional, legal and moral. It is held by people who are loyal to the country and who wants to promote Free, Clean & Fair elections to avoid our country from decaying further. We want to save the country. It has nothing to do with Perkasa, umno youth, silat and others. They can have their own rally - it's nothing to do with Bersih. Bersih is ENTITLED to its own rally. The police are exercising UNCONSTITUTIONAL powers to limit the legitimate movement of the Bersih people.
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Anonymous I predict GE13 will emulate the calamity of Sendai. Earth Quake will crack all the pillars of UMNO and political tsunami is going to wash away the old regime. The more Najib clamp down the Rakyat's demand, the greater the lost of trust we have for UMNO. By the way, UMNO will spend alot of Rakyat's money to rebuild it's political brand. 2012, amargeddon is coming!
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Anak 1Sabah 'Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable' - J. F. Kennedy.
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The saints go marching on Who is this Singh a disgrace to our nobel Singh community now being parading likemooching on some old shoes. HE will be the shinnng example if Indian personnel in the police ready to strike his brothren with fould means. Can we have a biodata on this specimen so that we know him when we meet him.
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madhavankuttyk the 91 individual shall check into some city hotels tonight or tomorow morning or afternoon and walk to the stadium.....stupid police think they are smart ....out smart them !! stupid police !!!!
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Doneit Hello PDRM, looked high and low but could not find my name and all the other Rakyat of Malaysia. This is about Bersih is it not and is Bersih not about the Rakyat asking for this free and fair thing. Can you please include. By the way do not forget to include yourselves also, unless you all believe you are not the Rakyat.
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Anonymous_3f68 Its confirmed that all of DUMNO and its associated clowns are running scared of Ambiga as she has instilled the fear into their hearts by driving the point straight. BE fearless AMBIGA , and keep bulldozing these creeps out of their hiding.
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densemy The only thing that will disrupt the stranglehold that the government has on all Malaysians is a massive uprising by Malaysians. An uprising that is so big that neither the police nor the army together will be able to withstand the will of the people. Did I just see a pig fly past my window??
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Compass This is pathetic. Putting Ibrahim Ali in the same bag as Ambiga and Maria. We need to change the government before the police has any chance of improving itself.
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Disbeliever First, let's not get our emotions out of control and label others rudely. I believe that the government and the police are being most unfair that despite the meeting of Bersih with the King and consequently Bersih agreeing to hold the rally in the confines of a stadium, yet the police have been clamping down on Bersih to the extent of obtaining a court order disallowing ('banning' is a better word) 91 leaders from being in some areas of KL. I think this is definitely going against human rights. The police are being too uptight over the Bersih rally. Why take the so-called preventive action when these leaders have not done anything wrong? By all means act if and when they go against the law come July 9. The way I see it and I believe the whole world is watching, the police are out to stop the Bersih rally at all cost. This uncalled for action would definitely have a great impact in the coming General Elections.

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Home minister: Bersih still illegal

Home minister: Bersih still illegal
Joseph Sipalan
Jul 6, 11
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The Bersih 2.0 movement is still illegal and subject to legal action, said Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein.

sultan mizan zainal abidin the new agong agung kingHe said that although the Agong had granted an audience to Bersih 2.0's leaders yesterday, the government's position has not changed.
"They are banned. They are still banned. Nobody can put themselves over the law... just because Tuanku met them doesn't mean they are no longer illegal," he told a press conference in Putrajaya today.

Hishammuddin, exercising his powers as home minister, had declared Bersih 2.0 illegal on July 1.
He dodged a barrage of questions related to Bersih 2.0's legality and whether or not it has a guarantee of being granted access to a stadium for its rally - he repeatedly said the rally organisers must deal with the police.

NONEHowever, Hishammuddin shot down Bersih 2.0 chief S Ambiga's claim that the coalition is not required to apply for a permit, stressing that Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Ismail Omar has clearly set this as a pre-condition.

'The IGP was very clear (in his statement yesterday). We are all governed by the laws of the land, (and) the IGP's statement yesterday also stated Section 27 (of the Police Act), which states you have to apply for a permit.”

Asked several times whether or not the government can guarantee that the planned indoor rally on Saturday will be allowed to take place, Hishammuddin was again evasive, only saying this depends on the organisers' application for a permit.

“Let them apply. Then the process is for the police to consider. The quicker they apply, the quicker they can process as far as the police are concerned ... the permission to have (the) gathering will depends on their application,” he said.

Hishammuddin said the rally will get the green light if the organisers apply for a permit and meet all the conditions set, although he was sparse on the details.

“We will have to wait for their application first. That (conditions) will be discussed when they do make the application, between them and the police.”

Crackdown will continue

Hishammuddin said that, since Bersih 2.0 is illegal, there is no reason for the authorities to end the crackdown on supporters, as they are still considered to be linked with an illegal organisation.

azlan“... as long as they are still illegal, actions related to something illegal are still under the purview of the nation's laws. We are consistent in our stand on the law.

“But based on the circumstances now, they (Bersih 2.0) want to assemble at a stadium so there is room for discussion. The engagement and ability for them to voice their concerns is not just about wearing T-shirts, it's bigger than that.

“The idea is talking about fair and free [sic] general elections, and that's what the government wants anyway. So if you want to have it at a stadium, why should a T-shirt or a name be an issue here? Let's not be distracted from the core matter we are supposed to be fighting for, which is fair and free [sic] elections.”

Stadium offer a 'positive development'

Hishammuddin also brushed aside criticism from international groups that condemned the government's crackdown on Bersih 2.0 and its supporters, countering that the stadium offer is a “positive development”.

He claimed that the only reason the police resorted to the crackdown was because “there was no other avenue” to tackle Bersih 2.0's initial plan to hold a mass street rally.

“BNONEut now we have an alternative, isn't that a positive movement? I would like to monitor and see what is their (international NGOs) reaction (to the stadium offer).

“... if they still see it as a crackdown when we (have) given space to gather in a stadium, then they are prejudiced, biased and not being fair to the government.”

Hishammuddin added that local and international NGOs have no right to demand for the release of Bersih 2.0 supporters who have been detained.

“It's not for them to say, because it is for the law to decide when a man is to be released or not.”

Source: http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/169094

Seals:  Bukankah ini Menghina Tuanku?  Any one can clarify?

Terror at Jalan Tasik Titiwangsa

I make this statement so that all are aware at the state of policing and safety in Kuala Lumpur… there is no one to help you except faith in God, calmness and thinking carefully and rationally.

Yesterday (Saturday) the 25th June 2011, my sister, and my cousins went out for dinner. Unfortunately, after dinner, my cousin’s car broke down in Subang in front of my sister’s house. As the car could only be attended to the following day, my, my nephew decided to give my cousins a ride home to Taman Tasik Titiwangsa.

By the time we left Subang Jaya it was about 11.45pm. My sister and I decided to accompany my nephew to leave my cousins at home. We watched them go into their home, waved goodbye and made our way back home via Jalan Titiwangsa. It was about 12.15am (26 June 2011) and the beginning of our traumatic experience.

My nephew in the driver’s seat, I next to him in the passenger seat and my sister seated at the back seat directly behind the driver.

We reached the first traffic light – the crossroad between Jalan Kuantan and Jalan Tasik Titiwangsa - the cars in front drove off but we stopped as the lights turned red. We were talking and we noticed that there were many motorcyclists’ waiting on either side (on Jalan Kuantan). The lights changed green and we proceeded to drive slowly ahead as the motorcyclists also went in the same direction; ours was the only car at that stretch.

The motorcyclists’ were circling our car, my sister instinctively pressed the central locking as she was seated directly behind the driver. They (the motorcyclists) were crisscrossing and then suddenly two motorcyclists’ came on either side of our car – at drivers and my side – tapped on the window (we were still moving slowly) and told us to stop. We heard them say they were police and they ordered us to stop immediately.

I just shook my head and said “NO”, my nephew immediately knew they were not police, he too said “NO” and we continued to drive very slowly taking care not to knock them. Both the men were Malay, in plainclothes, the one at driver’s window was clean shaven whereas the one on my side had a faint (scanty) mustache.

Each of them then flashed some card – it looked like a driving license or identity card of some sort – at us and again asked us to stop in a threatening manner gesturing and banging the window, continuously claiming they were the police.

All their talking was in Malay – we both continued to say “NO”, shaking our heads and drove on ahead slowly.

By this time the motorcyclist at the driver’s side rode off and parked his motorcycle across the road behind some cars which were waiting at the traffic lights near the petrol station (I cannot be sure but I think there were about 2 cards at the traffic lights), thereby blocking our path towards the traffic light.

Mr. Scanty mustache the came to my side and told us to stop, I shook my head and kept on saying “No”, both my nephew and I continuously kept on saying this while shaking our heads. He then gestured to me, lifted his tea-shirt and I saw a pistol tucked in the waistband of his trousers. My sister froze at the sight of the gun, we calmed her and continued saying “No”.

We could not turn as we had reached the part where the road divider was in place, my nephew then started to reverse, we decided to try and go back to my cousin’s place.

By this time Mr. Scanty mustache moved to the driver’s side and another motorcyclist appeared alongside as if “enquiring” what the problem was.

Mr. Mustache told the other guy that he was the police and that we refused to stop. Just then I took out the phone and called my cousin telling her we were being harassed by armed men and that I was going to sms her the motorcycle number.

While I was on the phone my nephew lowered the window about an inch and told Mr Mustache and his friend that they were not police and that he was going straight to the police station and they could follow us there if they chose to do so – it must have been then that they saw me talking on the phone and heard me saying I was going to message the vehicle number.

Before I could even look and take the number they gestured to one another and ALL THREE fled in the direction of Jalan Kuantan back to the lake. We also noticed that there was another car coming up behind us.

Unfortunately we were unable to take down any of the motorbike numbers.

We did not go to the police either and drove straight home after calling my cousin again (at about 12.40 am, 26 Jun 2011) to tell her that the motorcyclists’ had vanished. We decided not to lodge a police report simply because of the following:
1. We were in a residential area with these people who claimed to be police – with the recent happenings - they may have very well been the police or the infamous RELA
2. We have no confidence in the police as we were unsure whether the motorcyclists had ‘connections’ with the police,
3. The police is reputed to racially profile motorists/pedestrians etc and
4. My sister who just turned 60 is just recovering from lung infection and has high blood pressure, she, in fact all of us, were traumatized by the happenings.

I am writing this today, safe and sound because of the following
- our Christian faith that God will protect (this is irrelevant - Christians never had troubles in life??)
- we remained calm and cool
- we refused to pull over and continued to move despite being threatened,
- my call on the hand-phone to my cousin and
- the car which later came behind us.
I urge ALL Malaysians, especially those who live in the urban areas of Selangor such as Petaling Jaya, Subang Jaya and in our so called ‘safe’ capital Kuala Lumpur especially at Taman Titiwangsa and the surrounding areas to be extra vigilant, be calm, do not stop, when confronted by these intimidating cowards who only act in ‘herds’.

Do not stop to these motorcycle/vehicle vagabonds who claim to be police especially if you are women (young or old) and/or young male adults.

Please make sure you pass this email round so our citizens have their wits around them and keep themselves safe, as the Police, Rela, Politicians and the Government have time and time again failed to keep us ordinary citizens safe.

Instead of spending millions on tourism, mega projects, campaigning , nuclear energy, space travel, election rigging why don’t you spend resources wisely so that the police, army etc are independent apolitical, professional and diligent.

Let us be mindful and spend time and resources on education and safety and the basic human rights of every Malaysian citizen to feel safe in his/her town, district and most of all home

Thank you and God Bless

Bridget D’cruz

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Have your say on police service

Members of the public who lodge reports at 92 police stations in Selangor can rate the quality of service they receive in a pilot project starting on Monday.

This is an initiative introduced under Public Service Delivery to enhance government efficiency in business and public-related services, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Idris Jala said today.

NONEIt is one of the six Strategic Reform Initiatives announced by the government today.

Under this real-time performance and feedback rating system, Idris said, the government would be able to gauge the quality and efficiency of service provided by the frontliners.

The people can give their feedback on a scale of one to four via an electronic device provided at the police station or by SMS by sending RATE (space) Balaicode (space) Officer Number (space) 1-4 (space) RATING to 15888, he told reporters after the Economic Transformation Programme update.

Idris said the project would be assessed after two to three months while performance of the officers involved would be evaluated weekly.

He said the data received would be used to improve the service quality of officers, especially those who did not receive a good rating.

"It will take two or three months for us to see how it goes, whether there is enough data collected or whether the pilot project should be extended. So public participation is needed," Idris said.

He said the rating system would be extended to other service providers, including the Immigration Department and those dealing with public hospitals and transport.

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

seals: The people can give their feedback on a scale of one to four via an electronic device provided at the police station or by SMS by sending RATE (space) Balaicode (space) Officer Number (space) 1-4 (space) RATING to 15888,

Monday, July 04, 2011

Agong suggests restraint on Bersih issue

Istana Negara tonight issued a special statement by Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin on the planned rally by Bersih.

Below is the translated full text of the King's statement.

"I am following closely the developments of the proposed gathering and procession by Bersih with the aim of handing over a memorandum to me as the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, and how the government, particularly the agencies and departments concerned, is handling the issue.

"However, I believe that the nation's leadership under Najib Abdul Razak is capable of handling this problem in the best possible way.
"I urge that amid the political fervour of a section of the people to bolster democracy in our country, it must also be ensured that this demand on democracy does not bring destruction to the country.
"Generally, we cannot be following too much the practices in other countries, as harmony and stability are vital foundations for a country and which all quarters must protect.

"I also urge the government to carry out everything that is entrusted to it by the people in a just and wise manner, and it is important that I, as the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, do not want to see this country with a plural society in a situation where there is animosity among them or a section of the people being enemies with the government, on whatever grounds.

"When any problem arises, we as a civilised society must resolve it through consultations and not follow our emotions, as the Malay saying goes, 'Yang Dikejar Tak Dapat Yang Dikendong Berciciran'” (Not getting what we chase after and spilling what we carry).

"The fact is, street demonstrations bring more bad than good although the original intention is good. Instead, we should focus on our main objective to develop this country, and not create problems that will cause the country to lag behind.

"Remember that there is no land where the rain does not fall, there is no ocean that is not turbulent. That is how important moderation and compromise is, which has been long been in practice by our nation's administration."

- Bernama

source:  http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/168813