Archive for January, 2013

The dominoes in Johor

– Liew Chin Tong
The Malaysian Insider/Rocket
Jan 31, 2013

JAN 31 – Johor is the last bastion of Barisan Nasional but the coming general election may prove that the fortress may turn out to be merely a sand castle. If Pakatan Rakyat gets the support of 35 per cent Malay, 80 per cent Chinese and 50 per cent Indian voters in Johor, 20 parliamentary seats will fall like dominoes. Hence, Pakatan may gain the much-needed 112-seat threshold to form the next federal government with just seats from Peninsula Malaysia.

In the two rounds of seat re-delineation exercises in 1994 and 2003, many multi-ethnic mixed seats were created for Barisan Nasional to maximise its multi-ethnic appeal and to make the most out of the opposition’s inability to win across ethnic boundaries.

PAS was made to be seen by the Barisan-controlled media to non-Malays as an anathema to their interests while DAP as a threat to the Malays. Before 2008, PAS supporters rarely vote for DAP and vice versa.

The 2008 general election saw PAS benefiting from outpouring Chinese and Indian support for the “anything but UMNO” call while some urban Malays voted for DAP for the first time in their lives. Many multi-ethnic seats in the states north of Negeri Sembilan on the west coast of the Peninsula fell to the opposition. Read the rest of this entry »

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70-Day Countdown to 13GE – Will Najib be the last Umno Prime Minister?

“Najib is not going to be the last Umno prime minister”, so says veteran Umno leader Tan Sri Abdullah Ahmad at the 15th Malaysia Strategic Outlook Conference organized by Asian Strategy and Leadership Institute (Asli) today.

The Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak clearly does not share Abdullah’s confidence and optimism or he would have called for the 13th general elections already instead of dilly-dallying with hesitation and indecision in the past two years, gaining for himself a reputation of being an even greater Flip-Flop Prime Minister than his predecessor Tun Abdullah.

Nor the Johore Mentri Besar, Datuk Ghani Othman who told Kulai Chinese organizations less than three weeks ago that Pakatan Rakyat could win Putrajaya in the 13GE although he warned that the most the PR could win would be a slim majority of 5% to 10% of the parliamentary seats – i.e. a majority from 12 to 22 parliamentary seats.

Nor the UMNO/BN éminence grise, Tun Mahathir, who seems to be increasingly pessimistic about UMNO’s chances of winning Putrajaya in the 13GE, causing him to call on Malaysian voters to support “the devil you know than the angel you don’t”, and recently, making more and more reckless and desperate statements, like:

• his baseless accusation that the historic peaceful and successful Himpunan Kebangkitan Rakyat at Stadium Merdeka (KL112) by over 100,000 Malaysians from all races, religions and region was an attempt to topple the elected UMNO/BN government by violent means;

• his baseless accusation that the first Prime Minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman had given citizenship to one million unqualified non-Malays before Merdeka in 1957 in an attempt to justify his “citizenship-for-votes” scam in Project M in Sabah, even suggesting a Royal Commission of Inquiry into Tunku Abdul Rahman’s issue of the one million citizenship to non-Malays before Merdeka. Read the rest of this entry »

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EC Chief Should Try Bersih Detergent

By Martin Jalleh

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Najib Delivers — M’sia Worst-Ever Ranking On Press Freedom!

By Martin Jalleh

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Stop delaying action against Ibrahim Ali, says former A-G

By Amin Iskandar
The Malaysian Insider
Jan 31, 2013

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 31 — The authorities must speed up action against Datuk Ibrahim Ali over his Bible-burning threat, says retired Attorney-General Tan Sri Abu Talib Othman, adding any further delay in acting against the veteran politician could be held against the establishment ahead of Election 2013.

The vocal Ibrahim, who heads right-wing Malay group Perkasa, had sparked a firestorm last week when he reportedly called on Muslims to torch Malay-language copies of the Christian holy book that describes the Christian god as “Allah”, an Arabic word many Muslims here believe to be exclusive to their community.

“The issue is not the burning of the Bible. What is in the issue is, did he utter those words?” Abu Talib told The Malaysian Insider in an interview.

“If so, whether those words were seditious within the Sedition Act, reading it as a whole and in the context it was made. So, whether the Bible was burned is not material though helpful in the prosecution of the case if he is charged,” he said.

The government’s former top lawyer noted the police reports filed complaining about Ibrahim’s provocative remarks were related to the “Allah” dispute that has been simmering for the past four years.

He said there was no reason for the law enforcers to procrastinate deciding whether or not to prosecute the independent federal lawmaker who has been accused of inciting tension among Malaysia’s Muslim majority camp and followers of other faiths. Read the rest of this entry »

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Pengiraan Detik 71 Hari ke PRU13 – Kepura-puraan RCI Sabah, risiko tinggi Malaysia dalam rasuah pertahanan dan kedudukan kebebasan akhbar paling buruk adalah bukti kegagalan slogan/dasar transformasi Najib dan mengapa negara perlu menukar kerajaan Persekutuan dalam PRU13

Setiap hari, rakyat Malaysia dihidangkan dengan bukti kegagalan slogan dan dasar transformasi Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Najib Razak dan mengapa Negara perlukan perubahan kerajaan persekutuan dalam Pilihan Raya Umum ke-13 yang semakin hampir.

Hari ini, kita perlu hanya merujuk kepada tiga perkembangan terkini.

Yang pertama adalah kepura-puraan Suruhanjaya Siasatan Diraja (RCI) Sabah terhadap pendatang tanpa izin yang memasuki minggu kedua pendengaran awamnya.

Apa yang menjadi kebimbangan rakyat Sabah dan Malaysia bahawa RCI itu tidak akan mampu menggali kebenaran hingga ke dasar tentang tindakan haram menghalalkan pendatang tanpa izin di Sabah yang menyebabkan peningkatan lima kali ganda penduduk negeri itu daripada 600,000 pada tahun 1970 kepada 3.3 juta kelihatan berasas, dan disimpulkan dengan baik oleh seorang pembaca Malaysiakini yang memberikan komen:

“Now we have it. There will be 100 odd witnesses in the RCI who will claim and counter-claim until it is all so messed up that no further action will be taken. It is all a sandiwara (act).”

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71-Day Countdown to 13GE – charade of Sabah RCI, Malaysia’s high-risk in defence corruption and worst-ever press freedom ranking proof of failures of Najib’s transformation slogans/policies and why country needs Federal government change in 13GE

Every day, Malaysians are provided new evidence of the failures of the transformation slogans and policies of the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak and why the country needs a change of federal government in the 13th General Elections around the corner.

Today, we need only refer to three current developments.

The first is the charade of the of Sabah Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) into illegal immigrants entering into its second week of public hearings.

What have concerned Sabahans and Malaysians that the RCI would not be able to get to the bottom of the whole truth about the illegal legalization of illegal immigrants in Sabah causing a five-fold increase of the state’s population from 600,000 in 1970 to the current 3.3 million seem to have been justified, and this is best summed up by a Malaysiakini reader who commented:

“Now we have it. There will be 100 odd witnesses in the RCI who will claim and counter-claim until it is all so messed up that no further action will be taken. It is all a sandiwara (act).”

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Once a pushover, Pakatan sniffs power

By Dan Martin
AFP/FMT
January 30, 2013

Speculation is rife that Pakatan could win enough in the polls to lure ruling coalition defectors and form a government.

KUALA LUMPUR: After bloodying the government’s nose in 2008 elections, a more experienced and organised Malaysian opposition is eyeing the once-unthinkable: toppling one of the world’s longest-serving governments.

Malaysians vote soon with the formerly hapless opposition buoyed by a new track record of state-level government, signs of growing voter support, and what its leader Anwar Ibrahim calls a sense of history in the making.

“I am convinced, Inshallah (God willing), that we will win government,” Anwar told AFP, evoking the winds of change that powered the “Arab Spring” elsewhere in the Muslim world.

“Of course we call it a ‘Malaysian Spring’, but our method is elections (not uprisings).”

Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak is expected to call a fresh vote in weeks, pitting his Malay-dominated Barisan Nasional coalition against Anwar’s multi-ethnic opposition alliance Pakatan Rakyat.

The 57-year-old ruling bloc enjoys deep pockets, mainstream media control, an electoral system the opposition says is rigged, and a record of decades of economic growth under its authoritarian template.

Few expect the opposition to win the 112 parliamentary seats needed to take power. The three-party alliance won 82 seats in the 2008 polls, up from 21, stunning the BN with its biggest-ever setback.

But speculation is rife that Pakatan could win enough in the polls — which must be held by late June — to lure ruling coalition defectors and form a government.

“Before this year, many were in denial about Pakatan’s potential. Today, we see society beginning to accept that the possibility (of a BN defeat) is real,” said Wan Saiful Wan Jan, who runs the independent Malaysian think tank IDEAS.

The country’s stock market has trembled recently over the uncertainty as opinion polls suggest the vote will be tight. One recent survey put Najib and Anwar neck-and-neck as prime ministerial candidates.

In a Jan 12 show of force, the opposition held a rally that drew clsoe to 100,000 people.

“I think it’s very close, and the party that makes the least mistakes will be the party that wins,” said S Ambiga, , head of Bersih, an NGO coalition that has organised large public rallies for electoral reform. Read the rest of this entry »

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Pengiraan Detik 72 Hari ke PRU13 – Politik Bersih Kebenaran dan Keadilanlawan Politik Kotor Penipuan dan Pembohongan

Hari demi hari yang meresahkan menjelang pilihan raya umum ke-13 telah menyebabkan bukan sahaja perlunya tindakan segera tetapi juga rasa terdesak di kalangan propagandis UMNO/BN kerana kurangnya kewibawaan propaganda mereka.

Sementara jabatan kerajaan seperti Ketua Pengarah Jabatan Hal Ehwal Khas (JASA) Kementerian Penerangan dibawa masuk ke gelanggang untuk menyebarkan ayat-ayat propaganda bahawa UMNO/BN boleh memenangi PRU13 dengan majoriti dua pertiga, yang tiada siapa – tiada juga di kalangan pemimpin UMNO/BN- yang percaya akan keputusan begitu dalam PRU13.

Demokrasi berparlimen Malaysia akan lebih sihat dan matang sekiranya majoriti dua pertiga menjadi mustahil untuk mana-mana perikatan, kerana itu merupakan perisai untuk memastikan tidak akan berulangnya penguasaan merosakkan politik UMNO yang mengenakan budaya politik “Listen, listen, listen” terhadap parti politik lain di dalam Barisan Nasional.

Malah, Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Najib Razak dan kepimpinan tertinggi UMNO/BN memberikan bukti terbaik bahawa mereka tidak yakin mereka akan memperbaiki pencapaian mereka dalam pilihan raya umum 2008, jika mereka yakin pastinya PRU13 sudah lama diadakan.

Sebaliknya Najib kini telah mencatat nama di dalam buku sejarah menjadi Perdana Menteri paling lama di Malaysia tanpa mandat pilihan raya sendiri.

Tetapi Najib mahu mengelakkan daripada mencipta satu lagi sejarah hitam, menjadi Perdana Menteri pertama yang diundi keluar daripada pejabatnya dalam PRU13 atau menjadi seperti Tun Abdullah yang ditendang keluar oleh Mahathir daripada jawatan Perdana Menteri selepas PRU13 kerana tidak dapat memperbaiki pencapaian UMNO/BN pada 2008 dan memperoleh majoriti dua pertiga. Read the rest of this entry »

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Why the Malaysian government should fund higher education

by Anas Alam Faizli
The Malaysian Insider
Jan 29, 2013

JAN 29 — Education was institutionalised to formalise the process of knowledge acquisition and research in man’s quest for understanding. The earliest universities in the history of mankind, namely Al-Azhar, Bologna, Oxford, Palencia, Cambridge and the University of Naples (world’s first public university, 1224), have one thing in common; they were built by notable early world civilisations as institutions of research, discourse, learning, proliferation of knowledge and documentation. This contrasts largely from the role of universities today as institutions of human capital accreditation, qualification and, most unfortunately, business and profits.

Ibnu Khaldun, father of historiography, sociology and economics, in his work “Prolegomenon” (Muqaddimah), argued that the government would only gain strength and sovereignty through its citizens. This strength can only be sustained by wealth, which can only be acquired through human capital development (education), which in turn can only be achieved by justice and inclusiveness for all. Aristotle too proposed: “Education should be one and the same for all.” A system that discriminates, in our case, based on household economic ability, can and will rile an unhealthy imbalance in the quality of the resulting labour force and society. These form the basis of our argument here.

In America, the individual funds his higher education while many European countries have public-funded institutions of higher learning. The latter is the best for Malaysia. Our societal and economic progression (or digression) does not depend on any one factor, but on the interaction of economic, social and political factors over a long period of time. Let’s first look at some realities that we need to contend with to understand why the Malaysian government should fund higher education. Read the rest of this entry »

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72-Day Countdown to 13GE – Clean Politics of Truth and Justice versus Dirty Politics of Lies and Falsehoods

The relentless day-by-day approach of the 13th general elections has injected not only increasing urgency but also sparked a growing sense of desperation among UMNO/BN propagandists because of the lack of credibility of their propaganda.

While government departments like Department of Special Affairs (Jasa) of the Ministry of Information are being roped in to pump the UMNO/BN propaganda line that UMNO/BN can win the 13GE with a two-thirds parliamentary majority, nobody – not even UMNO/BN leaders – really believe that such an outcome is on the cards in the 13GE.

Malaysian parliamentary democracy will be healthier and more mature if a two-thirds parliamentary majority becomes a virtually impossible goal for any coalition, for this will be the surest safeguard to ensure that there can be no repetition of the bane of UMNO political hegemony imposing the “Listen, listen, listen” political culture on the other political parties in the Barisan Nasional.

In fact, the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak and the top UMNO/BN leadership provide the best proof that they have no confidence that they could improve on their performance in the 2008 general elections, or the 13GE would have long been held already.

Instead Najib has now gone into the history books for being the longest Prime Minister in Malaysia without an elected mandate of his own.

But Najib wants to avoid making another dubious history, of being the first Prime Minister to be voted out of office in the 13GE or even to be another Tun Abdullah of being forced out by Mahathir as Prime Minister after the 13GE because he could not improve on the UMNO/BN results in 2008 and regain two-thirds parliamentary majority. Read the rest of this entry »

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Suaris Interview: The Future of Malays (Part I)

Interview with Suaris: The Future of Malays, Part 1.
[The original in Malay appeared in suaris.wordpress.com on January 19, 2013).

Introduction:

Dr. M. Bakri Musa’s perspective may appear alien to some readers, especially those less exposed to the Internet and the English language. It is their loss not to have ready access to his clear thinking and substantive ideas.

Suaris.wordpress.com is taking this initiative in bringing to readers especially those versed only in Malay his commentaries. Born and raised in Negri Sembilan, Bakri represents the earlier generation of Bumiputras that had been given the opportunity for an education abroad. Yet he never forgets his roots as evidenced by his extensive writings and many books. Even though he resides in America, but through his books and essays we feel close to him.

He recently released his latest book, Liberating the Malay Mind, published by ZI Publications.

In this interview, Dr. Bakri Musa discusses a critical issue, the future of Malays in our country. We are at a critical juncture in many respects, from politics to economics, and from education specifically to social arenas generally. What is the future of our people in the decades ahead and how can we best prepare for that future?

Follow the series in its entirety.
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Thank You, Tok Guru

By Martin Jalleh

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Pengiraan Detik 73 Hari ke PRU13 – Adakah RCI terhadap pendatang tanpa izin akan menjadi “usaha sia-sia” memandangkan ia bertujuan mengaburkan dan menutup kebenaran?

Dengan bermulanya minggu kedua pendengaran awam Suruhanjaya Siasatan Diraja (RCI) menyiasat isu pendatang tanpa izin Sabah esok, soalan yang dikemukakan oleh bekas Ketua Jabatan Siasatan Jenayah Kuala Lumpur Datuk Mat Zain Ibrahim sepatutnya diberikan perhatian – adakah RCI berkenaan terbukti satu “usaha sia-sia” memandangkan ia bertujuan mengaburkan dan hanya sandiwara Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Razak dan Peguam Negara Tan Sri Gani Patail untuk menutup kebenaran tentang skandal “kewarganegaraan-untuk-undi” di negeri bawah bayu?

Tiada satu pun daripada lapan syarat RCI bertujuan mengenalpasti dalang di sebalik tindakan pengkhianatan terhadap negara ataupun bagi RCI mencadangkan sebarang tindakan diambil terhadap mereka yang bertanggungjawab.

Setakat ini, tiada jawapan kepada tuntutan Mat Zain supaya Ketua Polis Negara membuka kertas siasatan berikutan pendedahan di dalam RCI bahawa Megat Junid Megat Ayob dan Abdul Aziz Shamsuddin terlibat di dalam Ops Durian Buruk, kerana mereka terlibat di dalam penderhakaan dan pengkhianatan peringkat tertinggi.

Memetik kesnya sendiri pada Jun tahun 2000, ketika beliau mengetuai Jabatan Siasatan Jenayah Kuala Lumpur, Mat Zain mengatakan pihak polis memulakan siasatan ke atas Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Dr. Mahathir sejurus selepas Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim membuat laporan pada hari bekas ketua pengarah Biro Pencegahan Rasuah, Shafee Yahaya mengemukakan buktinya pada perbicaraan sivil, memetik penyalahgunaan kuasa PM ketika itu yang menutup siasatan terhadap bekas ketua pengarah Unit Perancangan Ekonomi Ali Abul Hassan. Read the rest of this entry »

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Pengiraan Detik 74 Hari ke PRU13 – Fuad Mohamad sepatutnya dipecat dari jawatan Ketua Pengarah JASA dan keseluruhan jabatan hendaklah dibubarkan

Lewat malam semalam, saya menghantar twit: : “Workers Party Lee Li Lan wins Punggol East by-election in Singapore with impressive 3182-vote majority against PAP. Najib more nervous about 13GE.”

Merupakan sesuatu yang ironi apabila angin perubahan bertiup kencang di rantau ini, menyebabkan Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Najib Razak menjadi lebih gementar menghadapi pilihan raya umum ke-13, sebuah agensi kerajaan telah menyalahgunakan dana awam dengan menjelajah seluruh negara untuk menyebarkan bahawa Barisan Nasional mempunyai kemampuan untuk mendapat dua pertiga majroriti di dalam PRU13.

Ini dilaporkan tidak lain tidak bukan oleh Bernama di dalam laporannya semalam bahawa Ketua Pengarah Jabatan Hal Ehwal Khas (JASA) Kementerian Penerangan, Fuad Hassan di dalam satu soalan daripada perserta Perjumpaan Rakan Media Sosial Negeri Johor di Pusat Konvensyen Persada Antarabangsa Johor semalam berkata:

“InsyaAllah, BN berkemampuan mencapai kemenangan dua pertiga pada pilihan raya umum ini jika kita terus bekerja kuat dan berusaha mencapai apa yang disasarkan”

Fuad menjelaskan bagi memperoleh majoriti dua pertiga, BN perlu menarik sekurang-kurangnya 30 peratus undi daripada pengundi Cina dan masing-masing 65 peratus undi daripada pengundi Melayu dan India di seluruh negara. Read the rest of this entry »

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Pengiraan Detik 75 Hari ke PRU13 – Adakah pemimpin UMNO/BN yang benar-benar percaya BN akan mendapat semula majoriti dua pertiga dalam PRU13 dapat membuktikannya?

Parti BN mengatakan akan menang majoriti dua pertiga dalam Pilihan Raya 2013” merupakan berita utrama The Malaysian Insider semalam, melaporkan bahawa pemimpin BN yakin BN akan menang majoriti dua pertiga parlimen dalam PRU13.

Bagaimanapun, hanya seorang pemimpin UMNO, ketua propagandanya, Datuk Ahmad Maslan, telah secara terbuka mengisytiharkan bahawa “BN akan menang majoriti dua pertiga, lebih baik daripada 2008″.

Tidak ada pemimpin BN yang dipetik kerana mempunyai keyakinan sedemikian, termasuklah naib presiden MCA Datuk Seri Chor Chee Heung, pemimpin MCA yang dipetik di dalam laporan itu.

Apakah alasan yang meyakinan Ahmad?

Aneh, rekod memerangi rasuah dan mengurangkan jenayah Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Najib Razak adalah antara alasannya.

Tidaklah mengejutkan apabila ketua propaganda UMNO, Ahmad cuba untuk menolak undian pandangan terbaru oleh Pusat Kajian Demokrasi dan Pilihan Raya Universiti Malaya (Umcedel) yang menunjukkan 78 peratus daripada undian menyatakan integriti dan penyalahgunaan kuasa oleh pemimpin BN akan memberikan kesan kepada sokongan pengundi dalam PRU13. Read the rest of this entry »

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Pengiraan Detik 76 Hari ke PRU13 – Sokongan kepada pembersihan korupsi badan kehakiman sejak 25 tahun lalu, termasuklah membuka semula dakwaan 33 mukasurat pada 1996 oleh pemberi maklumat badan kehakiman pertama di Malaysia melibatkan 112 dakwaan terhadap 12 orang hakim

Saya menyokong sepenuhnya tuntutan tiga bekas hakim Mahkamah Rayuan supaya dibuka semula kes lama dakwaan rasuah terhadap para hakim, termasuklah 33 mukasurat aduan oleh pemberi maklumat badan kehakiman pertama di Malaysia pada 1996 melibatkan 112 dakwaan rasuah, penyalahgunaan kuasa dan salah laku terhadap 12 orang hakim, kerana saksi-saksi mungkin bersedia untuk tampil kedepan sekarang.

Trio Tan Sri V.C. George, Datuk Shaik Daud Ismail dan Datuk K.C. Vohrah adalah betul apabila mereka mengatakan bahawa orang ramai tidak berpuas hati kerana dakwaan sebelum ini tidak dilihat dengan cermat.

Malah, berikutan testimoni di dalam Suruhanjaya Siasatan Diraja terhadap kes video klip V.K Lingam (2007-2008), saya telah mengulangi di Parlimen apa yang telah saya bangkitkan di Parlimen pada 1996, menuntut sisatan menyeluruh ke atas 112 dakwaan korupsi, penyalahgunaan kuasa dan salah laku kehakiman terhadap 12 orang hakim yang telah dibuat oleh hakim Mahkamah Tinggi ketika itu, Dartuk Syed Ahmad Idid Syed Abdullah Idid.

Ini kerana testimoni di dalam Suruhanjaya Siasatan Diraja Klip Video Linggam berkenaan rasuah dan korupsi hakim, termasuklah Hakim Besar ketika itu, mengingatkan rakyat Malaysia, terutamanya pemimpin politik, Ahli Parlimen, para hakim dan peguam kepada ucapan pertengahan Mac yang terkenal, ketika Peguam Negara Tan Sri Mohtar Abdullah mengejutkan rakyat Malaysia dengan pendedahan “33 mukasurat surat layang” yang membuat 112 dakwaan rasuah, salahguna kuasa dan salah laku terhadap 12 hakim pada satu Persidangan Hakim di Kuching pada March 1996.

Mohtar secara terbuka mengeluarkan arahan kepada polis untuk memulakan siasatan bagi “mencungkil” dan “mengheret ke muka pengadilan” “konspirator”, “pengkhianat” dan “unsur-unsur khianat” yang cuba “mencemarkan nama baik badan kehakiman dan menumpaskan keadilan” di negara ini.

Empat bulan kemudian, Mohtar mengumumkan kes tersebut ditutup apabila beliau mendapati seorang hakim Mahkamah Tinggi merupakan orang di belakang 33 mukasurat surat layang terhadap badan kehakiman dan hakim itu telah pun meletakkan jawatan. Read the rest of this entry »

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73-Day Countdown to 13GE – Is Sabah RCI into illegal immigrants going to be “an exercise in futility” as it is intended to whitewash and suppress the truth?

With the Sabah Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) into illegal immigrants beginning its second week of public hearings tomorrow, the question posed by the former Kuala Lumpur CID chief Datuk Mat Zain Ibrahim deserves attention – whether the RCI would prove to be “an exercise in futility” as it is merely intended as a whitewash and a “sandiwara” by the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and the Attorney-General Tan Sri Gani Patail to suppress the truth in the “citizenship-for-votes” scandals in the Land Below the Wind?

None of the RCI’s eight terms of reference is directed to identity those responsible for the treacherous acts against the country or for the RCI to propose any action to be taken on those responsible.

So far, there has no response to Mat Zain’s call on the Inspector-General of Police to open investigation papers following the revelations in the RCI that the late Megat Junid Megat Ayob and Abdul Aziz Shamsuddin were involved in Ops Durian Buruk, as they involved betrayal and acts of treason of the highest order.

Citing his own case in June 2000, when he was heading the KL CID, Mat Zain said the police initiated investigations against the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Dr. Mahathir immediately after Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim lodged a report on the day the former director-general of the Anti-Corruption Agency, Shafee Yahaya, gave his evidence during a civil trial, citing the then PM for abuse of power for closing its probe on former Economic Planning Unit director-general Ali Abul Hassan. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Chief Constable and his warnings

— Sakmongkol AK47
The Malaysian Insider
Jan 27, 2013

Walked the Thaipusam 2013 celebration with Muslim Malaysia. This is what I said”:

JAN 27 — Politicians and civil servants are saying a lot about religion nowadays, as there are competent interest5s

The Malaysian IGP or equivalent to UK’s Chief Constable has come out warning those who make fun of religion and racial issues. He says doing that can create hostilities and disunite the country.

We agree with him fully. He should use whatever powers he has to haul these people in without fear or favour.

So why are the police slow in taking up action against Ibrahim Ali?

This fellow has made seditious calls for Malaysian Muslims to seize and burn bibles.

He should have been called the instance he uttered those words. Are we waiting for some bonfires somewhere before action is taken? Then, representatives from the NGO which Ibrahim heads deny any knowledge of a planned bible burning event in Penang.

Having thrown the stones, you hide your incriminating hands. Read the rest of this entry »

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No one is spared from Kee Thuan Chye’s pen

by Daniel Anthony
Malaysiakini
Jan 26, 2013

If there is one Malaysian who can smell bullshit from a mile away, it’s him. In his latest collection of essays Ask For No Bullshit, Get Some More!, Kee Thuan Chye leaves no stone unturned.

From behind the scenes of Bersih 2.0 to the speculations of the 13th general elections, every scandal and issue in the local news has a place in this book.

Just like his previous book No More Bullshit, Please, We’re All Malaysians, Kee has certainly made a name for being able to boil the tangled mess of legal jargon and deceptive semantics down to a simple English that everyone can swallow.

Kee scratches the surface of these major issues and then pulls you into the deep side to reveal all the details you never knew.

His writing unravels the stories spun by the mainstream media and lays every thread on the table, leaving you to draw your own conclusion. Read the rest of this entry »

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