Archive for July 26th, 2011

Nazri agrees to debate with Kit Siang over Teoh RCI

By Clara Chooi | July 26, 2011
The Malaysian Insider

KUALA LUMPUR, July 26 — Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Aziz today declared his willingness to debate the findings of the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) into Teoh Beng Hock’s death with Lim Kit Siang.

Through his media officer, the minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, who is now in London, said he would accept Lim’s offer but suggested that the meeting with the DAP stalwart be held after the fasting month of Ramadan.

In a blog posting yesterday, Lim had slammed Nazri (picture) for saying that the Teoh RCI had absolved the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) of murder charges and called on the minister to justify his stand.
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Mat Zain’s Open Letter on TBH RCI report

Mat Zain bin Ibrahim
26hb.July 2011.


YDH Tan Sri Hji Ismail bin Haji Omar,IGP,
Ketua Polis Negara,
Ibu Pejabat Polis DiRaja Malaysia,
50560 Bukit Aman,
Kuala Lumpur.
Email:[email protected] Dengan Email

YDH Tan Sri,


Assalamualikum wbt.

1. Sebelum membincangkan perkara tajuk,sukacita saya merujukkan Tan Sri kepada surat saya bertarikh 24.1.2011 yang dialamatkan kepada YBhg.Datuk Idrus Harun,Peguam Cara Negara dengan salinannya kepada YAB Perdana Menteri dan Tan Sri sendiri. Dalam surat tersebut saya telah kemukakan maklumat terprinci berkaitan perbuatan pemalsuan dan manipulasi keterangan serta penggunaan keterangan palsu dalam prosiding Suruhanjaya Read the rest of this entry »


Mat Zain says MACC officers can be charged for Teoh’s suicide

By Shannon Teoh | July 26, 2011
The Malaysian Insider

KUALA LUMPUR, July 26 — A former senior police officer said today that three Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) officers should be charged for abetting Teoh Beng Hock’s suicide following the release of the royal commission of inquiry’s (RCI) findings.

Datuk Mat Zain Ibrahim told the Inspector General of Police in an open letter that then deputy director for Selangor Hishammuddin Hashim, officers Arman Alies and Mohd Ashraf Mohd Yunus were culpable in the interrogation of Teoh.

The former Kuala Lumpur CID chief noted the RCI said the three men had left the former DAP aide “almost a mental and physical wreck.”
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Malaysia in the Era of Globalization #75

By M. Bakri Musa

Chapter 9: Islam in Malay Life

Reform in Islam

Confusing Examples For Principles

My main criticism of the traditional ulama is that in their meticulous and detailed studies of the individual verses of the Qur’an and sunnah, they completely miss out on the underlying theme – missing the proverbial forest for the tress.

To Taha, Muslims’ preoccupation between secular and Islamic state is arbitrary and useless. The values of supposedly secular Western societies like gender equality, commitment to basic human rights, abhorrence of cruel and inhumane punishment, the brotherhood of mankind, and participatory democracy are also Islamic values and ideals. That the West has absorbed and claimed these virtues to be its core is no reason why Muslims should not also subscribe to them. If we follow Taha’s message and make the Shari’a compatible with modern values and aspirations, which as we have seen are also Islamic, then the question of secular versus Islamic would not arise.
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Fernandes blames ‘silly press’ for relocation talk

Free Malaysia Today | July 25, 2011

TOKYO: AirAsia has chosen Jakarta to be its regional headquarters in an effort to be seen as a Southeast Asian airline rather than just a Malaysian one.

The region’s largest low-cost airline plans to open its base in the capital at South Jakarta’s Equity Building in October, group chief executive Tony Fernandes told the Jakarta Globe yesterday.

It plans to take advantage of easy access to the Asean secretariat in advance of the “open skies” agreement that will go into effect in 2015, he had said.

That agreement will lower barriers for air travel between the region’s capitals.
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