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Saturday, December 31, 2011

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2012 !!!


Happy New Year to all




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HAPPY NEW YEAR 2012

MAY THIS NEW YEAR
BRING HAPPINESS, GOOD HEALTH & PROSPERITY

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MOHD. KAMAL BIN ABDULLAH, WIFE & FAMILY
KOTA KINABALU, SABAH

RPK: There’s life after Anwar


The sodomy charge against Anwar was not trumped up and he will be found guilty on Jan 9, says popular blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin.
LOOKING AHEAD 2012
PETALING JAYA: Reform activist and influential blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin believes that Anwar Ibrahim was a victim of a honey-trap, but quickly added that the opposition leader was given a fair trial.
He is also certain that Anwar will be found guilty on Jan 9. However, he predicts a low-key reaction from the people on the guilty verdict. Interestingly, he says both PAS and DAP would be less than keen to make Anwar’s conviction a Pakatan Rakyat agenda.
“I think it is a foregone conclusion: Anwar is going to be found guilty. PKR will certainly go to town on the issue, but PAS and DAP will not be too excited about turning the Pakatan agenda into a ‘free Anwar campaign’.
“Ultimately, there is a bigger fish to fry and that would be to focus on the coming general election,” he told FMT in an exclusive interview.
He said that the second sodomy trial “came and went as a non-event”, unlike the 1999 trial.
“In 1999, there was the ‘black eye’ issue and the high exposure of the trial: hence the public awareness regarding the flaws in the trial. This time around, not many people followed the trial or were even concerned about the trial,” he said.
He said that the jailing of Anwar this time around would not garner extra votes for the opposition.
Anwaristas and the PKR leadership will definitely take umbrage at Raja Petra’s frank opinion on the matter, but the popular blogger said even the reaction of the PKR supporters against the verdict would settle down quietly.
“For a while, PKR will rant and rave. Then the excitement will tone down and people will get on with their lives.
“Umno, meanwhile, will just sit back and watch. If the Anwaristas get out of hand and try to turn the event into a ‘Malaysian Spring’, the government will just round them up and silence them.
“The government is ready for the attempt to turn Jan 9 into a Malaysian Spring and they know how to handle it. It will be doomed from the start. This is not going to be Sept 20, 1998,” he said.
Why didn’t he take the stand?
Raja Petra, who is based in London, also said that while the Barisan Nasional-Umno leadership is definitely “out to get Anwar because he is a political threat”, the PKR leader was nevertheless allowed a fair trial.
“I know for a fact that the prosecutor agreed to handle the prosecution only if he was allowed to conduct a fair trial and without any political interference.”
“Therefore, I would say that Anwar was allowed a fair trial,” he said.
Raja Petra added that Anwar was also allowed more than 60 postponements throughout the trial.
“He was supposed to subpoena more than 50 witnesses to testify on his behalf, which in the end he did not and which we are not told why.
“It appears like Anwar was allowed a lot of leeway to defend himself. Why did he not take the stand to testify under oath?
“Saiful took the stand and he was vigorously cross-examined by the defence. Why did Anwar avoid doing the same?” asked Raja Petra.
“I do not think that the charges were trumped up. But I do believe that Anwar is a victim of a honey-trap. In a way it was entrapment, which in a country like the US is illegal,” he added.
New leadership needed
Raja Petra added that Anwar’s conviction could be good for PKR and Pakatan Rakyat.
“If they put Anwar in jail, then the opposition will be forced to look beyond Anwar.
“What we need is a new leadership but as long as Anwar is still around, they will be reluctant to do so,” he said.
He added that with Anwar in prison, PKR will be forced to come to terms with the need to rejuvenate the party leadership.
“There is life after Anwar, as much as many do not think so,” he added.
Anwar, who was once heir-apparent to former strongman prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad, has been fighting charges that he sodomised a former political aide Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan in June 2008.
The accusations emerged shortly after Anwar led the opposition to unprecedented gains in parliamentary polls against BN that has governed the country for five decades.
The Kuala Lumpur High Court is set to make a ruling on the sodomy charge on Jan 9.
Anwar pleaded not guilty to the offence, allegedly committed at a Desa Damansara condominium unit in Bukit Damansara on June 26, 2008. The PKR de facto leader is facing a maximum of 20 years in prison and whipping, if found guilty under Section 377B of the Penal Code.
This is the second time he was accused of sodomy.
In 1998, Anwar lost his deputy prime minister’s post after he was charged with corruption and sodomising his family driver.
He was freed in 2004 after six years of imprisonment when the Federal Court overturned the sodomy conviction.

Follow my example, Phang tells Shahrizat



Former Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) advisor Robert Phang today called on Women, Family and Community Development Minister Shahrizat Abdul Jalil and Deputy Finance Minister Awang Adek Hussin to follow his example, and resign in the face of corruption allegations.

"When I was in the MACC advisory board, I highlighted a lot of irregularities against former Selangor Menteri Besar Khir Toyo and former MAS chairperson Tajudin Ramli, then a blogger came out and accused me of bribery for government contracts.

NONE"I stood up and offered to resign from the advisory board because the MACC have to investigate. I cannot be there or people would say that I am trying to influence the investigation, " he said.

Similarly the honourable thing for Shahrizat and Awang to do would be to resign, said Phang (right) at a press conference in Kuala Lumpur this afternoon.

He added that the two should remain outside the government until cleared as their presence discredits Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak's administration.

"Najib is working very hard to attract foreign direct investment but every time he comes back to Malaysia he has to worry about damage control," he said.

'Duo have contravened MACC act'

Frustrated at the lack of action, the anti-graft activist who is pursuing a law degree quoted sections of the MACC Act in which he says the two are guilty of:
  • For Shahrizat - Section 23(1) of MACC Act reads: "Any officer of public body who uses his office or position for gratification, whether for himself, his relative or associate, commits an offence."; and,
The section adds that the officer is presumed to have abused his position until proven otherwise if he has made any decision in which he or his relatives or associates have a vested interest.
  • For Awang - Section 21(1) of the MACC Act reads: "Any officer of any public body who solicits or accepts any gratification as inducement or reward for aiding in procuring, expediting, delaying, hindering or preventing the performance of any official or to show favour or disfavour has committed an offence."
Shahrizat's husband Mohamad Salleh Ismail who is executive chairperson of National Feedlot Corporation is accused of mismanaging a RM250 million government soft loan while Awang is alleged to have received cash contribution through his personal bank account.

"Awang's case is the worst, he has admitted taking money, how can someone receive money without getting anything in return?" said Phang.
MACC blitz a distraction
NONEHe also questioned whether the recent year-end corruption prosecution blitz, including the conviction of former Selangor Menteri Besar Khir Toyo (right), was intended to distract the public from the corruption allegations against the duo.

"I hope when there is consensus in the MACC to prosecute someone, the Attorney-General chambers will respect that decision instead of doing selective prosecution."

The outspoken social activist has been a fierce critic of Attorney-General Abdul Gani Patail.

During his tenure as MACC advisor, Phang in 2010, had urged Abdul Gani to explain his alleged close ties with former Malaysia Airlines chairperson Tajudin Ramli who was then being investigated for graft.

However, Phang resigned from the MACC advisory panel early this year after an anonymous blogger accused him of attempts to bribe senior government officials in exchange for contracts.

The MACC has since cleared him of any wrongdoing.

Phang said he will compile all information on the allegations against Shahrizat and Awang and submit them to Najib on Jan 10.

NOTE:


The Rakyat's feeling is that everyone connected with these scandals MUST ALSO RESIGN. The affected parties know for themselves.


BUT as usual, BN style, WHY SHOULD I RESIGN, ITS NOT MY MONEY or I AM NOT THE ONLY ONE INVOLVED.


ANOTHER fact is BN will use a scapegoat to take the blame......by giving Taxpayers' money (Another BN Project in the making)

No place for saboteurs, says Zambry


No place for saboteurs, says Zambry
IPOH- Perak Barisan Nasional will not field “saboteurs” as candidates in the next general election even if they are “winnable candidates”.
Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir said candidates who were selected to represent Barisan must have “winnability” and loyalty.
“I cannot allow those who have sabotaged the party in the past to stand as candidates again, knowing fully well they had cost us the state government. These people should not be made elected representatives just because they are winnable candidates, as required by the coalition's top leadership.
“I believe true winnable candidates are not saboteurs,” he told The Star in a special interview at his official residence here.
Asked about his criteria of a winnable candidate, Dr Zambry, who is state Barisan chairman, said such candidates, whether old or young, were well-liked and accepted by the people and ready to sacrifice their own interests for the people.
He said the task of identifying winnable candidates was continuous, adding that Perak Barisan was in the midst of doing so.
“The most important thing is that those who are not winnable must go, regardless of their age,” he added.
Dr Zambry said the people should not only expect long-serving Barisan leaders to make way for fresh faces but also expect the same of Opposition party leaders.
“While Barisan is being expected to field fresh candidates, the Opposition must also do the same, instead of retaining the same leaders for decades.
“There are Opposition leaders who are way over 70, but still refuse to relinquish their positions,” he said.
On talk that he might be fielded in a parliamentary seat instead of a state seat in the next election, the Pangkor assemblyman said he would leave the matter to the leadership.
“Being mentri besar is not my ultimate aim. My aim is to be with Barisan and to serve the people,” said the two-term assemblyman.
-TheStar

‘Perkasa has no right to demand action’


‘Perkasa has no right to demand action’
PETALING JAYA- MCA said Malay rights group Perkasa has no right to demand a probe on Christian leader Dr Eu Hong Seng over his remarks on Article 153 of the Federal Constitution.
MCA Young Professionals Bureau chairman Datuk Chua Tee Yong slammed the pressure group for accusing the National Evangelical Christian Fellowship (NECF) chairman of making seditious remarks in his Christmas Eve message.
The reverend caused a stir when he said Article 153 was like “bullying” the non-bumiputra groups in the country.
Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin had reacted to the comments by refuting the suggestion that the constitutional provision had been used to bully any community.
Eu’s remarks sparked a furious response from Perkasa, with its president Datuk Ibrahim Ali accusing the pastor of making a politically-motivated statement.
Perkasa has since lodged a police report against Eu and slammed non-Muslim political leaders for not taking action against the reverend.
Chua said all Malaysians, including Perkasa members, are entitled to freedom of speech so long as they do not violate any laws or damage racial harmony.
“This, however, does not give Perkasa the right to go overboard and demand that the police investigate Eu under the Sedition Act,” he said in a statement here.
-TheStar

Jamil Khir denies abuse of zakat fund



Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Jamil Khir Baharom regarded the report on him having abused the tithe fund and the issue on his house as cruel.

NONEHe said checks should had been conducted before such a report could be published, and he believed that there was an ulterior motive by irresponsible parties in playing up the report.

The opposition parties, he said, were harping on issues involving the BN government to divert the people's attention from their weaknesses.

Jamil Khir said the allegation that tithe fund was used to pay the legal cost for the three respondents, who included him, in the qazaf claim by Permatang Pauh MP Anwar Ibrahim was not true.

The other two respondents are Federal Territory Islamic Religious Department director Che Mat Che Ali and the Federal Territory Syariah chief prosecutor Shamsuddin Hussain.

House bought before he was minister

Jamil Khir said the legal cost for the respondents in the case was paid by the Federal Territory Islamic Religious Council (MAIWP).

"Every year, the government provides allocation for MAIWP and this year, it has been allocated RM700,000," he added.
According a report from the Audit Department, the legal cost waspaid from the zakat fund initially before the money was replaced with the MAIWP allocation.
On the issue concerning his house, Jamil Khir said that he bought the house in 1994 before he was appointed a minister and that he was still paying for the loan.

- Bernama

Protestors take Assembly bill fight onto LRT


With demonstrations in motion set to be outlawed soon, some 60 protesters today held one during an LRT ride from KL Sentral to the KLCC station.

The all in yellow group converged at KL Sentral before boarding the LRT to be greeted by surprised faces from fellow commuters.

killthebill lrt new year wish yellow protest 311211 15Armed with yellow balloons carrying their New Year wishes, the crowd attracted curious looks during their journey.

Some of the balloons read: "I wish for a safe Malaysia", "Kill the bill" and "democracy".

On Dec 22, Dewan Negara cleared the Peaceful Assembly Act which bans street demonstrations.

The last hurdle is the Agong's endorsement but the legislation will still become law automatically within a month even without royal approval.

Today's protest is the fifth by killthebill.org since the Bill was first introduced in Parliament in November.

'Disappointed with police no-show'

Earlier at KL Sentral, protest organiser Wong Chin Huat cracked that he was disappointed that Brickfield OCPD Wan Abdul Bari Wan Abdul Khalid was not there to arrest him.

killthebill lrt new year wish yellow protest 311211 04"I was expecting Wan Bari to bring his men here and haul us up into Black Marias so we could spend New Year's Day in the lockup, he looks down on our significance," he said.

On Dec 14, police had arrested some 15 students when they converged at KL Sentral, protesting for academic freedom.

Upon arriving at KLCC, the group marched to its shopping mall while wishing fellow shoppers Happy New Year and handing out mango candies.

They later dined at a restaurant but some were later asked to wait outside, and subsequently asked to leave for "hindering" crowd movement.

killthebill lrt new year wish yellow protest 311211 03"The restaurant owner was quite nice but two other persons from the KLCC management were giving him instructions.

"KLCC is hurting the tenant... We're here for business, to support the economy but they are impeding business," said Wong.

The KLCC management had during previous protests threatened the group with a court injunction, stressing that action would be taken against "out of the ordinary" behaviour.

The group later relocated to the shopping mall's food court before proceeding to the KLCC park to sing the national anthem.

'Civil disobedience will continue'

killthebill lrt new year wish yellow protest 311211 07Despite the imminence of the Peaceful Assembly Bill turning into law, another organiser Phang CY vowed to continue with the struggle.

"We want to educate people not to be fearful of a draconian law so people should speak up."

Echoing him, Wong said today's protest showed how "illegal assembly" could take place through the simple act of riding an LRT or dining at a restaurant.

"This is civil obedience and whatever KLCC does to stop us we will respond in a fun way," he added, promising to stage another protest next week,

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2012 !!!! (VIDEO)


LIFE WITHOUT IC FOR THE LAST 46 YEARS!


By : AMDE SIDIK
A SIPITANG housewife, Rose Kalsum Zainal from Kg Mesapol Lama finds life has been miserable for the last 46 years having to live without Malaysia Identity Card. She is no less than a foreigner, even foreigners many of them are luckier than her got Mykads soon they arrived in this country in particular Sabah, she said.
Rose Kalsum had applied twice to get Malaysian IC, first was in 1978 in Kota Kinabalu (proof of photocopied documents supplied) but since the IC wasn’t forthcoming she then reapplied by registering at National Registration Department in Sipitang District office in 1990.
Ever since she has been checking with the NRD every few months, the last time she went to check with NRD Sipitang was September last year where she was given the same response by the officer that her record of application was untraceable and not found in the system.
She was about to giving up until her daughter met SAPP member Kamis Daming, Deputy Chairman for Sindumin Liaison Committee who she heard might be able to highlight her plight.
In her birth certificate, a late registration, which is normal in Sabah for those born 50s, that Rose Kalsum has Dusun Kadayan parentage by origin, from Tamparuli and Sipitang.
Kalsum married to a Kadayan from Kg Mesapol bore with 7 children now lives in Kg Mesapol Sipitang. All of her children have Mykads according to her daughter Kiran Bte Kaimi@ Ahad, her fifth child now 25.
- Sabahkini

The MACC letter and the real story behind the Teoh Beng Hock case


The MACC letter and the real story behind the Teoh Beng Hock case
FROM THE BLOGS Bribery, misconduct and corruption of a superior officer of MACC Selangor
Respectfully, we would like to refer to the subject above.
We would like to inform you that we, officers of the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC), feel obliged to expose the misconduct and bribery of a senior officer of the MACC, Deputy Director (DD) MACC Selangor PKPj I Hishamuddin bin Hashim, in connection with the case of TEOH BENG HOCK and another case involving the bungalow of DATO' SERI DR MOHAMAD KHIR BIN TOYO in Section 7, Shah Alam, Selangor.
2. For YBhg Tan Sri/Dato/Tuan/Puan's information, DD was directly involved in the investigations on the fraud case of the Selangor State Government's funds for YB Ean's (ADUN Seri Kembangan) allocation. His involvement was not just on official orders, but he has also given instructions to his subordinates to find, with any means possible, any evidence of wrongdoing by the Selangor State Goverment. He acted in this fashion because he has made a conspiracy with Khir Toyo to topple the government of Selangor. These (gelojoh) actions directly resulted in the death of Teoh Beng Hock. There arise a few suspicious questions that we, officers of the MACC Malaysia, ask on how Teoh Beng Hock could have died. We suspect the DD's involvement in the death of Teoh Beng Hock based on the following:
i) DD had ordered all MACC officers involved in the operation that he not be directly involved in the case. In fact, he was the one who gave all the orders in this operation and other operations in MACC Selangor. In fact, he was afraid to be involved directly because this could expose his conspiracy with Khir Toyo.
ii) The chemical investigators have discovered fingerprints and male DNA on the front side of both sides of Teoh Beng Hock's belt. Based on our, the officers of MACC Malaysia, knowledge, the DD has an individual style of investigative techniques which include interrogating a suspect by holding the front of his belt, lifting him a few times while shaking him.
iii) The process of collecting DNA on MACC Selangor officers was performed in 2 sessions. In the first session of collecting DNA, the DD made every effort to evade giving his DNA sample. The DD was said to have given his DNA sample in the second session, but suspicions arise because the DD gave his DNA sample in the privacy of his own office while all other MACC offiers including the MACC Director have given their DNA samples in a meeting room in the presence of many other individuals. Why did the DD give his DNA sample in a secretive fashion? Was the DNA provided really his DNA? We, the officers of the MACC Malaysia, feel puzzled that there was no one else in the presence of the DD when he allegedly gave his DNA sample? We recommend that the DNA Test on the DD must be done again, witnessed by a group of people who can be trusted.
iv) We have been informed that the DD had ordered his subordinates to erase/clean the fingerprints on the window that Teoh was believed to have fallen from. This was proven when the police could not find any signs of fingerprints, new or old, on the window. The question is, why did the DD order that this be done?
v) We suspect, based on information we have obtained, that the DD did not touch his punch-card when he left the office on the 16th of July 2009, at 6:10 am. This is important because it can prove that the DD was the last person to see Teoh. The question is, why did he not touch his punch-card when he is a person who always touches his punch-card. For the record, he is very diligent with his punch-card.
3. For YBhg Tan Sir/Dato/Tuan/Puan's information, the DD in question is very influential in the enforcement of investigation operations around Selangor and the rest of Malaysia. In MACC Selangor, he is the most important person who decides whether a case should be prosecuted even if the power should rest in the hands of the Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP). His decision is prompted by his personal interests and those of his co-conspirators. So, it is no surprise that he led the MACC Selangor Investigative Unit for decades, at least since the Selangor state government was under the helm of the Barisan Nasional government (Khir Toyo) until now. He was promoted ahead of schedule, from Grade 41 to Grade 54, over the course of 16 years without transfer to other positions or locations other than that of the MACC Selangor. Based on the MACC, any officer who has been promoted or who has worked for more than 5 years in a state should be transferred to a different location to avoid the officer being involved in local bribery. One of the reasons he was never transferred is because he was tasked to "take care of" the position of Dato' SeriDr Khir Toyo in Selangor. As a result, Khir Toyo also "took care of" his position in Selangor as a favour.
4. As a result of his position in MACC Selangor for these many years, he has been involved in various cases of bribery and misuse of power. Some of the incidents of bribery or misuse of power that we have investigated are as follows:
i) Closing the case of Khir Toyo connected to the approval of a road construction project, in Sekinchan running 20.5 km valued at RM 92.5 million to a contractor that was nearly blacklisted, Meram Holdings. According to the JKR's estimates, the road should have cost less than RM 50 million. The subcontractor that did the work on the project was Cabaran Wangsa, owned by Pua Kim An, the landlord of a house that had once been rented by Khir, while another company director, Ahmad Tarmizi Tajjeury is a Khir crony that was also given 100 acres of land at a profit to him of at least RM 20 million.
ii) Owning assets that exceed his emoluments such as:
a. Owning a few rental houses of which one is a two storey terrace house that was purchased at a favourable price from Pemaju Kumpulan Lebar Daun Development Sdn Bhd, as a result of the closing of the case against the Group Executive Chairman, Dato' Noor Azman @ Noor Hizam bin Mohd Nurdin. The case was investigated by the then BPR Selangor for a few years together with various other houses owned by him. To remove public and subordinate suspicions, he lived in the Government Quarters in Kg Atap, Kuala Lumpur.
b. Owning a Petronas petrol station on the left of the Federal Highway KM 8.6 - 8.7, Section 1, Federal Highway, Shah Alam, 40000 Selangor (near the Melati Roundabout, Shah Alam to Klang bound, registered under the name of his brother. The petrol station only just began operating this year (2009), part of which was built above a Chinese cemetary. He managed to get the site to build the petrol station because of his power, which was exercised in the era of Khir Toyo's government in Selangor.
c. Owning several plots of land around Shah Alam, in which one of them is believed to be beside the new SACC Mall registered under the name of a wife of a MACC Selangor driver named Abdullah b Azim, a full time homemaker in her late 30s.
iii) He has been caught in close proximity (khalwat) with a subordinate officer, Investigator rank, named Nor Azlina bt Mustafa besides the Shah Alam Lake early in 2009 by 2 police officers. He showed his identity card (MACC) and informed the police officers that he and the officer were in the middle of an operation and they were released. These "intimacies" between him and the Investigator were repeated and are common knowledge of many including his own wife. The only action taken by the Department was transferring the officer involved to the MACC Headquarters in Putrajaya. This was not effective because Azlina is still always with the DD in the Selangor office.
5. This letter was written to uphold justice and prevent the further abuse of power especially in the MACC and throughout Malaysia. We in the MACC are fed up to see his antics which have the blessings of the powers that be, like the saying "beraja di mata, bersultan di hati". We in the MACC are at lost in finding departments/institutions/NGOs that can champion this issue so that appropriate actions can be taken.
6. We, the officers of the MACC, are touched and thankful that YBhg Dato'/tuan/puan could expose this issue to the people and the authorities so that an organisation/NGO can take the appropriate action, or an independent investigation, can be taken and raised to the Cabinet. This is very important because it involves the integrity of a serving officer of a department that upholds the laws involving human integrity. The DD is now making every effort to press his subordinates to find any faults involving ruling PKR in the hopes that the PKR-led government will fall in Selangor and his secret will be safe. For your information, the DD is now very afraid whenever news about Dato' Seri Khir Toyo is released in the press and he would be very afraid if the case would expose his involvement.
7. We hope that any brave individuals or organizations can spread this information so that our actions can be brought to the attention of responsible and trusted authorities and that justice can be done. We are unable to do this ourselves because he has a "cable" with the powers that be.
8. Cooperation from YBhg Tan Sri/Dato'/tuan/puan is much appreciated and we hope that through your action, much more information can be brought to light involving individuals with no integrity. We hope that this will cleanse the MACC and its officers from further involvement in bribery and corruption.
Sekian, terima kasih
"BERKHIDMAT UNTUK SPRM/NEGARA YANG DICINTAI"
Kami yang menurut perintah,
PEGAWAI-PEGAWAI SPRM MALAYSIA
The above letter has been widely circulated around the email circuit. Malaysia Chronicle is unable to confirm the veracity of the letter and leaves it to readers to form their own opinion.