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Has Ismail Sabri any answer to the query by Mahathir why no action was taken against former Attorney-General Apandi abetting the 1MDB scandal

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Caretaker Prime Minister Ismail Sabri said in his recent speech in Bagan Datuk that he had instructed the Attorney-General Idrus Harun to take action against former Attorney-General Tommy Thomas under the Official Secrets Act (OSA), defamation law and others and that he had declassified the report on the investigation into Thomas’ book, “My Story: Justice in the Wilderness”, so it can be used as political “bullets” to attack Pakatan Harapan.

A week later, former Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad questioned the lack of action taken against former attorney-general Apandi Ali over his abetting of the 1MDB scandal as it was during Ismail Sabri’s time as Prime Minster that Apandi Ali (May 23, 2022) lost his defamation suit against me. Read the rest of this entry »

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Is the Ismail Sabri government launching a cyberwarfare against its own people?

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There has been thunderous silence for the last 24 hours from the Ismail Sabri government to the serious allegation by the tech giant Meta in its Quarterly Adversarial Threat Report which claimed that close to 1,000 Facebook and Instagram accounts as well as Facebook groups and pages have been removed for violating the platforms’ policy against coordinated inauthentic behaviour.

Meta said: “Such behaviour can be defined as the coordinated use of fake accounts to manipulate public debate for a strategic goal.” Read the rest of this entry »

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How can Muhyiddin be an “overlooked reformer” when SOSMA, Sedition Act and Prevention of Crimes Act remain untouched on the statute books despite his being Home Minister for 22 months and Prime Minister for 17 months?

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How can the Parliament Speaker Azhar Azizan Harun hail Muhyiddin Yassin as an “overlooked reformist” when SOSMA, Sedition Act and the Prevention of Crimes Act remain untouched on the statute books despite his being Minister for 22 months and Prime Minister for 17 months?

Azhar said on Friday at the launch of the book “Muhyiddin Yassin: Leading a Nation in Unprecedented Crisis” by Abdul Mutalib Razak that he could speak from personal experience as among Muhyiddin’s first initiatives as minister was to set up a committee to look into laws that were deemed “unsuitable” such as the Sedition Act, the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act, and the Prevention of Crimes Act. Read the rest of this entry »

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Parliament should hold public hearings to determine how the 13th Parliament was prevented from exposing the 1MDB financial scandal and to ensure that Parliament will never be abused again to cover up financial scandals

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On Monday, I asked whether former Attorney-General Mohamed Apandi was capable of defending himself against the charge of being the worst Attorney-General in Malaysian history.

On Tuesday, I asked whether he would return the millions of ringgit he had extracted from the government in settlement of his lawsuit which he had instituted against the government for sacking him as Attorney-General, and asked him to explain the “legal, ethical and monetary basis” for acting as lawyer for Jho Loh, one of the key culprits responsible for the monstrous mega multi-billion dollar 1MDB financial scandal. Read the rest of this entry »

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Security Parliamentary Select Committee should investigate into the detention of 12 persons for alleged links with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in 2019 to establish whether it was a security or political operation

Former Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s speech during the SOSMA debate in Parliament yesterday again brought to the forefront the detention of 12 persons, including two DAP State Assemblymen one in Negri Sembilan and the other in Malacca, for alleged links with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in 2019.

More than two years have passed since the release of the 12 persons detained for alleged links to LTTE.
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Ministerial question on Apandi’s settlement of his suit against government

On Monday, I asked whether former Attorney-General Mohamed Apandi was capable of defending himself against the charge of being the worst Attorney-General in Malaysian history.

Yesterday, I asked whether he would return the millions of ringgit he had extracted from the government in settlement of his lawsuit which he had instituted against the government for sacking him as Attorney-General, and asked him to explain the “legal, ethical and monetary basis” for acting as lawyer for Jho Loh, one of the key culprits responsible for the monstrous mega multi-billion dollar 1MDB financial scandal. Read the rest of this entry »

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Azimah judgement in Apandi defamation case demands a Constitutional Amendment to make the Attorney-General accountable and responsible for his decisions if one-quarter of MPs demands a substantive motion to review his decision In Parliament

The Azimah Omar judgement in the Mohamed Apandi defamation suit against me showed that we have in Apandi the worst Attorney-General in Malaysian history and the need for a Constitutional amendment to make the Attorney-General accountable and responsible for his decisions if one quarter of Members of Parliament demands in a substantive motion to review his decision in Parliament.

For this to become a reality, both the Constitution and the Dewan Rakyat Standing Orders have to be amended. Read the rest of this entry »

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Why was MP Tony Pua’s passport impounded and banned from travel overseas while Najib allowed to travel abroad when convicted?

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Yesterday, the Centre to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4) demanded an explanation as to why the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) did not object to the former prime minister’s application for his travel document despite a corruption conviction and ongoing criminal trials and how the government would ensure Najib would not abscond.

C4’s question is all the more pertinent as Tony Pua, then MP for PJ Utara, was prevented from leaving the country at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2) on July 2, 2015 for Yogyakarta although his passport was valid until April 23, 2020.
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Muhyiddin government is putting the cart before the horses in asking for public feedback about the fake news emergency ordinance when public feedback should be sought before the gazette of the emergency ordinance

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The Muhyiddin government is putting the cart before the horses in asking for public feedback about the fake news emergency ordinance when public feedback should be sought before the gazette of the emergency ordinance.

How can the government survey to gauge the public’s response to the fake news ordinance serve any purpose or contribute to the removal of the deficit of public trust and confidence when instead of putting the horses before the cart, the government is putting the cart before the horses? Read the rest of this entry »

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RM1,000 fine for PAS Minister to end the growing storm over his Covid-19 SOP breach sounds very fishy and contrived – why Khairuddin did not admit right from the beginning, what is the Health Ministry investigation about and what about others in Khairuddin’s trip to Turkey?

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RM1,000 fine for the PAS Minister for Plantation, Industries and Commodities, Khairuddin Aman Razali to end the growing  storm over his Covid-19 SOP breach sounds very fishy and contrived as it raises more questions.

If the Health Ministry had acted  as early as August 7 and issued a compound of RM1,000 on August 7 and the Minister had paid the compound, the questions that arises include:

  1. Why the Minister had not admitted the SOP breach right from the beginning when the DAP MP for Seputeh Teresa Kok raised it in Parliament on August 18;
  2. Why the cock-and-bull story that the Minister’s trip to Turkey had the approval of the Prime Minister, that he had escaped 14-day quarantine because he was found “negative” in a “special test” for Ministers to go in and out of the country and that Turkey was a “green country (zone)” for Covid-19 pandemic!
  3. If action had already been taken on August 7, what was all the Health Ministry investigation in the last four days about?
  4. Is the payment of the M1,000 compound fine by Khairudddin on August 7 true?
  5. Why didn’t the Health Ministry require Khairruddin to wear the pink wristband, monitor and require him to be quarantined? Did Khairuddin defy such quarantine instructions?
  6. What about the others in Khairuddin’s trip to Turkey. How many of them,  who are they and were they all compounded?

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Attorney-General’s decision to discontinue proceedings against the 12 persons on LTTE links most welcome

The decision of the Attorney-General Tommy Thomas to discontinue prosecution proceedings against the twelve persons for alleged links to the Liberation Tigers of Eelam (LTTE) with immediate effect is most welcome.

I look forward to the release of Negri Sembilan State Assemblyman for Seremban Jaya P. Gunasekaran, Malacca State Exco and State Assemblyman for Gadek G. Saminathan and other DAP members among the twelve as free men.

While welcoming the release of the Gunasekaran, Saminathan and others, DAP reiterates its condemnation of terrorism in any form and reaffirms it commitment to effect political change through peaceful, non-violent and democratic means and to eschew any resort to any violence or any form of terrorism.

(Media Statement by DAP MP for Iskandar Puteri Lim Kit Siang in Gelang Patah on Friday, 21st February 2020)

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Police have now a greater responsibility to show they are even-handed and take action against those who had completely without cause threatened unrest over the closed-door Dong Zong meeting

The Police should not have banned the Dong Zong closed door meeting over the Jawi issue in Chinese and Tamil primary schools although the police were under intense pressure because of irresponsible and incendiary threats by extremist quarters.

Now the police have a great responsibility to show that they are even-handed and take action against those who had completely without cause threatened unrest over the closed-door Dong Zong meeting.

As I have said earlier, while Vision 2020 will not be achieved next year which would begin in four days’ time, let more and more Malaysians regardless of race, religion or region, try to be Bangsa Malaysians and resolve the crisis over the Jawi issue in a peaceful and consensual Malaysian manner.

(Media Statement by DAP MP for Iskandar Puteri Lim Kit Siang in Gelang Patah on Saturday, 28th Dec. 2019)

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Incendiary and irresponsible statements like the one issued by Gamis President Saifullah Baiduri or an ustaz claiming the Pakatan Harapan government is a communist government must not be given immunity and impunity if Malaysia is not going to be polarised to become ungovernable and destroyed by uncontrolled spread of lies, fake news and hate speech in the social media

Incendiary and irresponsible statements like the one issued by Gamis President Saifullah Baiduri must not be given immunity and impunity if Malaysia is not to be polarised to become ungovernable and destroyed by uncontrolled spread of lies, fake news and hate speech in the social media.

The authorities concerned must take firm and stern action against Saifullah for his incendiary and irresponsible statement that the bloody riots of May 13, 1969 may return as long as Dong Zong still exists.

Yesterday, there was a video on the social media of a speech allegedly by an ustaz who alleged that the Pakatan Harapan government has become a communist government and that communists have entered the Malaysian Cabinet and Government.

If Saifullah and the ustaz are given immunity and impunity to make such baseless, incendiary and irresponsible statements, promoting hate, distrust, bigotry and intolerance among Malaysians, Malaysia will never succeed as a united, democratic, progressive, prosperous and successful nation but will suffer the fate of a failed, backward, divided and broken country.

(Media Statement by DAP MP for Iskandar Puteri Lim Kit Siang in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday, December 25, 2019)

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Najib has confirmed that the “laknat sumpah” route will only create a multiplicity of issues without making any contribution to the establishment of the truth as to the motive for the murder of Mongolian Altantuya Shaariibuu

In scrupulously steering away from the question as to whose sumpah laknat will prevail if convicted murderer Azilah Hadri is to take a sumpah laknat in Kajang Prison to reaffirm that his statutory declaration (SD) is correct and true while the former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak takes the sumpah laknat to deny Azilah’s allegations, Najib has confirmed that the “laknat sumpah” route will only create a multiplicity of issues without making any contribution to the establishment of the truth as to the motive for the murder of the Mongolian Altantunya
Shaariibuu.

With regard to the several irregularities reinforcing suspicion that there was a cover-up, such as the motive for the murder; why Najib’s former aide-de-camp was not called as a witness; why the prosecution did not appeal the acquittal of Najib’s close associate, Abdul Razak Baginda who was charged with abetting the murder; and the several most damning statutory declarations or video admissions by detective P. Bala, businessman J. Deepak and now from Azila from the death row, a full and transparent re-inquiry of the whole process of the investigation, prosecution and trial of the Altantuya murder is the only viable option.
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If Azila makes a sumpah laknat that his SD is true, whose sumpah laknat – Najib or Azila – will prevail?

Firstly, let me state that in my statement this morning, I have not challenged former Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak to take a sumpah laknat to deny the latest allegation by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that he was a recipient of kickbacks from bonds raised by former Goldman Sachs executive Tim Leissner for 1MDB in the monstrous kleptocratic 1MDB scandal.

As a non-Muslim, I will not issue such a challenge.

In my statement this morning, I had wondered whether this is what Najib would do if he had decided on taking the sumpah laknat route.

Many questions had cropped up following Najib’s announcement that he will take “sumpah laknat” to deny former Chief Inspector Azilah Hadri’s claim that he had ordered Azilah to kill Mongolian model Altantuya Shaariibuu.

Whose sumpah laknat will prevail if Azila is to take a sumpah laknat in Kajang Prison to reaffirm that his statutory declaration (SD) is correct and true? Read the rest of this entry »

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Does Najib’s sumpah laknat means that he disagrees with his counsel, Shafee Abdullah, and that Najib does not want the police to reinvestigate the murder case of Altantuya Shaariibuu?

Does former Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s sumpah laknat means that he disagrees with the statement by his counsel, Mohamad Shafee Abdullah, that he (Najib) wants the police to reinvestigate the murder case of Altantunya Shaariibuu and that he (Najib) positively does not want the police to reinvestigate the murder case?

Would Najib make a sumpah laknat to deny the latest allegation by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that he was a recipient of kickbacks from bonds raised by former Goldman Sachs executive Tim Leissner for 1MDB in the monstrous kleptocratic 1MDB scandal?

Najib’s sumpah laknat also raises the question as to how many detainees in the death row during the nine years he was Prime Minister from 2009 to 2018 he would personally have recommended should be commuted to pardon and release if they had taken a sumpah laknat of not being guilty of the crimes they were given the death penalty?

I had suggested yesterday that a meeting of the lawyers of the interested parties representing Najib, Altantuya’s family, detective P. Bala’s family, businessman J. Deepak, Attorney-General and others be convened to consider how best the reinvestigation into Altantuya’s murder could be done.

But this suggestion is only viable if there is no objection by anyone of the interested parties to the Altantuya murder case. I note the objection of the counsel of one of the interested parties, while Najib has yet to declare his position. Read the rest of this entry »

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If Najib wants Altantuya’s murder to be re-investigated, a meeting of the lawyers of the interested parties representing Najib, Altantuya’s family, detective Bala’s family, businessman Deepak, Attorney-General and others can be convened to consider how best this reinvestigation could be done

Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s counsel, Mohamad Shafee Abdullah has said that his client wants the police to reinvestigate the murder case of Altantuya Shariibuu.

I have asked Najib after the shocking sworn statement of the death row inmate and former commando Azilah Hadri whether he supports the re-opening of investigation into the Altantuya murder to establish its motive, something which the Najib premiership failed to do?

Najib has said many things after the shock statutory declaration but he has scrupulously steered clear of the subject whether he agrees with the reinvestigation of Altantuya’s murder.

If Najib wants Altantuya’s murder to be re-investigated, a meeting of the lawyers of the interested parties representing Najib, Altantuya’s family, detective P. Bala’s family, businessman J. Deepak, Attorney-General and others can be convened to consider how best this reinvestigation could be done.

(Media Statement by DAP MP for Iskandar Puteri Lim Kit Siang in Gelang Patah on Wednesday, 18th December 2019)

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Azilah’s shocking sworn statement from the death row justifies inquiry of the whole process of investigation, prosecution and trial for the murder of Mongolian Altantuya Shaariibuu 13 years ago

The shocking sworn statement of the death row inmate and former commando Azilah Hadri justifies inquiry of the whole process of investigation, prosecution and trial for the murder of Mongolian Altantuya Shaariibuu in October 2006.

In all my statements about the murder of Altantuya in the past 13 years, I have never accused Najib of the murder of Altantuya.

In my last statement on the issue on October 31 last year, I had said that “the ghost of Altantuya will continue to haunt Najib and Malaysia until there is a full and satisfactory investigation as to the motive for the heinous murder of the Mongolian and the real murderers brought to justice”.

I had said: “When the heinous murder and the mysterious disappearance of Saudi Arabian journalist, Jamal Kashoggi in the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul hit the world headlines early this month, the first person I thought of was Altantuya Shaariibuu, who was murdered and whose remains destroyed with C4 explosives in Shah Alam on Oct. 16 twelve years ago.

“The ghost of Altantuya Shaariibuu will continue to haunt former Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak and Malaysia until there is a full and satisfactory investigation as to the motive for the heinous murder of the Mongolian murder and the real murders brought to justice. Read the rest of this entry »

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Zahid should apologise for his Wednesday speech in Tanjong Piai by-election where he committed contempt of court with his reckless and irresponsible statement attacking the integrity of a magistrate

UMNO President and Barisan Nasional Chairman Datuk Seri Zahid Hamidi should apologise for his Wednesday speech at the Muafakat Nasional ceramah in the Tanjong Piai by-election campaign where he committed contemp0t of court with his reckless and irresponsible statement attacking the integrity of a magistrate.

In his speech, Zahid had questioned the Johor Bahru Magistrate Court’s decision to acquit the driver involved in the accident in which eight teenagers were killed.

In the ruling last month, magistrate Siti Hajar Ali released Sam Ke Ting, 24, without having her called to the stand after finding the prosecution to have failed to prove a prima facie case.

In her judgment, Siti Hajar said the court took into consideration several factors, namely that it was a dark, hilly and winding road where the driver – who was not local to the area – could not foresee that there would be a bicycle gang on the road at three o’clock in the morning.

The magistrate added that the bicycle gang had put themselves in danger.

Siti Hajar said investigations found that Sam was not under the influence of alcohol, was not using her phone, and wore a seatbelt while driving, proving that the accused was driving responsibly and carefully.

The rule of law is one of the institutional reforms that the Pakatan Harapan Government is committed to restore and the fact that the former Deputy Prime Minister-cum-Home Minister could make such reckless and contemptuous attack on the independence, impartiality and integrity of the judiciary is indication of the magnitude of the problems about the rule of law and an independent judociary under the previous regime.

The Barisan Nasional candidate for Tanjong Piai, Datuk Seri Dr. Wee Jeck Seng should also dare to speak out bravely and reprimand Zahid for committing contempt of court and ask Zahid to retract and apologise for his reckless speech.

This is in fact an acid test whether Wee Jeck Seng dare to speak up for truth and justice, without fear or favour as he is promising to restore check-and-balance in the political system.

(Media Statement by DAP MP for Iskandar Puteri Lim Kit Siang in Pekan Nenas on Friday, 8th November 2019)

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Is Malaysia prepared against the threat of South-east Asia becoming the second front of IS (Islamic State)?

Is Malaysia prepared against the threat of South-east Asia becoming the second front of IS (Islamic State)?

A visitor from Mars would not think so, as Malaysians seem to be distracted in the past week by the hitherto unheard-of issue of LTTE revival, with the arrest of Malaysians for involvement in suspected revival of the LTTE, as old photographs and videos – some of which dating back a decade ago – are being recycled on the Internet to create a “siege” mentality and to provide so-called proof of the revival of the defunct LTTE.

In 2012, the then former Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak, contributed US$1 million to Sri Lanka Tamils for relief as a result of their displacement. Is this now to be construed as support for the Tamil Tigers?

Worldwide, attention is focussing on what is going to happen in the Syrian prisons since the Islamic State’s self-declared caliphate collapsed earlier this year.

The Syrian jails are packed with about 12,000 jihadist fighters, with about 65 from Malaysia and “several hundred” from Indonesia, which do not include their displaced wives and children.

Will these jihadists return home undetected and will they recruit new members and launch attacks?

We must heed the warning of experts of international terrorism, two of whom recently warned:

“Southeast Asia may be the newest breeding ground for militant Islam.

“Deeply interconnected but hard to rule, the island-studded region lends itself to unconventional warfare.

“And since at least 2018, when it became increasingly difficult to travel to Iraq and Syria, foreign fighters from the region and farther abroad have flocked to the Philippines, Indonesia, and Malaysia because of these countries’ growing reputation as emerging fronts for global jihad.

“The violence perpetrated by pro-ISIS groups in this region has been episodic and uncoordinated, but the underlying trend is clear—ISIS has shifted away from its initial concern with sovereignty over land and people, moving, in the process, toward a decentralized, global insurgency model.”

Malaysia must not be caught unguarded.

(Media Statement by DAP MP for Iskandar Puteri Lim Kit Siang in Kuala Lumpur on Friday, October 18, 2019)

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