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Friday, April 30, 2021

It’s my child, of course I had to speak, Indira tells IGP

 

M Indira Gandhi says it was Abdul Hamid Bador’s duty to enforce the Federal Court’s ruling to track down Muhammad Riduan Abdullah.

PETALING JAYA: M Indira Gandhi, who is still battling to get her daughter back from her ex-husband despite the Federal Court giving her custody of the child, has hit back at Abdul Hamid Bador’s remarks that interference from her and other groups had hindered his efforts to find the girl.

She rubbished the outgoing inspector-general of police’s (IGP) claim that statements issued by Indira and other NGOs had “frightened off” her former husband Muhammad Riduan Abdullah, who he said had temporarily “severed communications”.

Speaking to FMT, Indira said it was natural for her to speak up on the case as it was about her daughter, Prasana Diksa, and that the court had ordered the police to make sure her daughter was returned to her.

She said she could not understand how Riduan, who converted after leaving her, could have been spooked by the media statements from her or the NGOs who have been helping her.

“I feel Hamid may have neglected his duties and what he should have done. His statement and attitude is disappointing.

“I don’t understand why he needed such a long time to solve the case. If he had made so much progress as he claimed, why didn’t he meet me?” she asked.

She said the IGP could have told her what needed to be done to bring her daughter back.

Indira added that the NGOs which helped her were only advising her on the case.

“Hamid’s statement seems unfair and everyone knows this. We have never threatened Riduan. We never touched on the issue of religion. Why should anyone be afraid?

“Now, let’s see what the new IGP says on the issue,” she said, referring to Acryl Sani Abdullah who will be replacing Hamid from Tuesday. - FMT

Cops to propose inquest into Ganapathy’s death

 

Arifai Tarawe said the probe into A Ganapathy’s death was still ongoing and investigation papers would be submitted to the DPP’s office in due course. (Facebook pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: Police will submit a proposal for an inquest into the controversial death of detainee A Ganapathy while in police custody, after the investigation paper is handed over to the deputy public prosecutor’s (DPP) office.

Gombak police chief Arifai Tarawe said the probe into the case was still ongoing, and once completed, the investigation papers would be submitted.

He said the police started the investigation into the case after receiving a report from the victim’s mother on March 11, who claimed that her son was beaten while in custody, causing his leg to be amputated.

Arifai said the victim was previously detained with a man on Feb 24, and remanded for 12 days from Feb 25 to March 8 to assist in investigations into two cases, namely a robbery at a factory and causing injuries.

“A day after the arrest, the victim, who tested positive for drugs during a urine test, informed the police that he had heart disease and diabetes, and his family had sent him medicine.

“The victim was taken to Selayang Hospital four times to receive treatment during the period he was in detention, due to old wounds that existed before the arrest was made,” he said at a press conference at the Gombak district police headquarters here today.

He explained that the doctor who treated the victim confirmed that the man had necrotising fasciitis and there was no blood flow in his right leg leading to the need to have his leg amputated. Ganapathy was confirmed dead while being treated in the intensive care unit of Selayang Hospital on April 18, after 43 days of treatment.

Arifai said the post-mortem conducted by the National Institute of Forensic Medicine, Kuala Lumpur Hospital, found that the cause of death was necrotising fasciitis of the right lower limb complicated with sepsis, but they were still waiting for a full report on the matter.

Necrotising fasciitis is an infection that results in the death of parts of the body’s soft tissue.

“We will call the victim’s mother and those involved in the near future, to record statements to assist in the investigation,” he said.

He also advised the public not to speculate or give views on the case as the investigation is still ongoing.

He added that people who made untrue statements on social media regarding the case will also be investigated and called in to give statements. He also told people not to turn the matter into a racial issue. - FMT

Stop commenting on Ganapathy’s death or risk prosecution, Gombak police chief warns public

 Gombak district police chief ACP Arifai Tarawe urged the public not to make baseless comments and racialise the whole situation as it may hamper investigations, amid the rise of the hashtag #JusticeForGanapathy. — Picture by Choo Choy May

Gombak district police chief ACP Arifai Tarawe urged the public not to make baseless comments and racialise the whole situation as it may hamper investigations, amid the rise of the hashtag #JusticeForGanapathy. — Picture by Choo Choy May



KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 30 — Gombak district police chief Arifai Tarawe has warned the public today against commenting, making videos and posting them on social media regarding the death of A. Ganapathy.

He urged the public not to make baseless comments and racialise the whole situation as it may hamper investigations, amid the rise of the hashtag #JusticeForGanapathy.

“If you want to do it, quote someone with authority,” said Arifai today during a press conference at Gombak police headquarters.

“If you still want to do it then don’t do it in a way that will make people angry, worried or annoyed. This is not a racial issue.

“They will be prosecuted by law if they persist,” he added.

Arifai revealed today that police are currently investigating allegations that Ganapathy was beaten while in custody.

He said they found traces of methamphetamine in his blood and that prior to being taken into custody he already had health issues, particularly an ankle injury to his right leg.

While in hospital, Ganapathy’s leg contracted necrotising fasciits and he suffered from breathing difficulties. That leg was eventually amputated on the morning of March 9 and Ganapathy passed away on April 18.

Since then, Malaysians have been in an uproar over his death, claiming once again that police brutality led to another innocent man dead while in custody.

They also pointed out how ethnic Indians are disproportionately found dead in police custody.

Many expressed their feelings over the injustice on social media including Muar MP Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman on TikTok. - malaymail

Hundreds of youths break fast in front of Parliament to demand its reopening, end Emergency

 About a hundred Malaysian youths gathered in front of the Parliament of Malaysia building, calling for Parliament to immediately reconvene and end the state of Emergency, April 30, 2021. ― Picture by Hari Anggara

About a hundred Malaysian youths gathered in front of the Parliament of Malaysia building, calling for Parliament to immediately reconvene and end the state of Emergency, April 30, 2021. ― Picture by Hari Anggara



KUALA LUMPUR, April 30 — Hundreads of Malaysian youths have gathered for a sit-in protest, calling for Parliament to immediately reconvene and the end of the state of Emergency, today.

Calling for democracy to prevail, the youths also carried placards with the message “Buka puasa, buka Parlimen” — a play on the Malay word referring to the act of its Muslim participants breaking their fast here this evening, and to reopen the Parliament.

Calling for democracy to prevail, the youths also carried placards with the message ‘Buka puasa, buka Parlimen’. ― Picture by Hari Anggara
Calling for democracy to prevail, the youths also carried placards with the message ‘Buka puasa, buka Parlimen’. ― Picture by Hari Anggara

Other placards including those saying “Rakyat Bangkit” (Malay for “People rise up”), “Tamat darurat” (“End the Emergency”), and calling for 18-year-olds to be allowed to vote.

Organised by the Undi18 movement, the group had listed six demands for Putrajaya: to end the state of Emergency and reconvene Parliament, to implement Undi 18 immediately, the enforcement of a just and humane laws, strengthening the rights of Sabah and Sarawak, strengthening a safe education system for all Malaysians and the guarantee of a sustainable economy for the people.

Organised by the Undi18 movement, the group had listed six demands for Putrajaya. ― Picture by Hari Anggara
Organised by the Undi18 movement, the group had listed six demands for Putrajaya. ― Picture by Hari Anggara

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- malaymail

In a no-holds-barred last PC, outgoing IGP says ministers must not interfere in the management of police force

 

Tan Sri Hamid Bador (left) and Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin. -filepic

KUALA LUMPUR: The Police Force Commission (SPP) should not be chaired by a minister in order to prevent any political interference, says Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador.

The outgoing Inspector-General of Police said a minister should not interfere in the management of the police force.

"A minister should focus on matters involving policies, not deciding who would be CPO (state police chiefs) or (Bukit Aman) directors.

"I propose for former chief justices or former judges to helm the SPP instead of a minister," he said during his last press conference on Friday (April 30) before he is scheduled to retire on May 3.

Abdul Hamid lamented his frustrations over the interference of Home Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin in the SPP.

"Since the beginning, he had insisted on making the decision on who gets appointed.

"It is hard for me as a leader to operate and arrange the deployment of personnel and officers with such intervention.

"I have discussed the matter with the minister, the Prime Minister and the Chief Secretary to the Government.

"It is not good for the country if a minister still insists on having such a power," he added.

The proposal to have a non-politician as the SPP chairman was made previously but to no avail, he added.

"If a minister chairs the SPP, political elements will seep into the commission.

"The SPP also needs to have more meetings as currently, it only meets four times a year resulting in various pending disciplinary cases," he said.

Abdul Hamid warned any party against using the police force as their political tool.

"Don't play politics. Think of the future and welfare of the police force.

"I am saying all this as I feel the public needs to know what is going on with the police force. I have no intentions of extending my contract, I will hand over the reigns to Datuk Seri Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani on Monday," Abdul Hamid said.

The IGP said he had no issue with Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, who was also the Home Minister when Pakatan Harapan was in power.

"(When he was Home Minister) he didn't push his way around, instead he only said a few words.

"If it comes from a minister, as IGP, I would know what to do.

"The problem started after the change of government last year. I have bad blood with the Home Minister (Hamzah) ever since as each have their own style of doing things," he said.

Abdul Hamid said he will leave it to Acryl Sani to remedy the situation.

"I will leave it to him and to other officers to toe the line.

"I have cleared the path in battling corruption and increasing the integrity of the police force, he (Acryl) just has to continue on the same path and improve upon what I have done," said Abdul Hamid. - Star

No upper age limit on e-hailing drivers set by Transport Ministry, says Dr Wee

 

PETALING JAYA: There is no maximum age limit fixed for e-hailing drivers under the Transport Ministry, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.

The minister said neither the ministry nor the Road Transport Department (JPJ) had set any conditions or rules regarding the maximum age for any individual who wishes to hold a Vocational Licence to work as a driver of a public service vehicle (including e-hailing) or goods vehicle.

"Any individual may continue to hold or renew their Vocational Licence, as long as the individual complies with all other necessary conditions including submitting a medical report confirming that they are healthy and able to perform driving functions safely," he said in a statement on Friday (April 30).

Dr Wee was responding to a report that Grab driver Rasamany Vettivelu was left jobless after the 75-year-old was laid off by the e-hailing platform, apparently over the company's own internal restrictions on hiring drivers over the age of 69 due to safety reasons.

"I was sad and heartbroken when I received an auto-generated notification via text message from Grab saying that due to age restrictions, my services will be terminated on April 30, ” she had said.

Rasamany, nicknamed "Grab Aunty", said she was disappointed that she could not continue as an e-hailing driver although she was physically fit.

"I want to be healthy and independent," she added.

Dr Wee said the maximum age set by Grab as reported was an internal ruling as part of its own condition to register an individual as an e-hailing driver.

"Taking into consideration the issue of hardship faced by the public as a result of this Covid-19 pandemic, I hope e-hailing service operators across the country including Grab can from time to time review the internal conditions they set for e-hailing drivers, including the maximum age limit.

"This is to help all those who are involved to be able to continue their livelihood working as e-hailing drivers," he added.

"At the same time, e-hailing drivers must also be responsible by ensuring that their health is in good condition at all times.

"The level of personal health is very important to ensure that the services provided are safe, especially to passengers and other road users," Dr Wee said. - Star

Cops tracking down rubber pipe assailants in viral video

 

Police said they had identified the men seen in the viral video showing two men being beaten with a rubber hose.

PETALING JAYA: Police are tracking down the individuals seen assaulting two men with a rubber pipe in a 54-second closed circuit television video clip, which went viral recently.

The video showed the victims getting assaulted by two others. Six other men in the video watched without interfering.

Dang Wangi police chief Mohamad Zainal Abdullah said a police report was lodged by the Criminal Investigation Department at the Dang Wangi police district headquarters to investigate the source of the video.

He said investigations would be carried out under Section 324 and 342 of the Penal Code.

Speaking to The Star, he said the incident was believed to have occurred at a vape shop in Chow Kit, Kuala Lumpur. He said police had already identified the suspects.

He urged those involved to come forward willingly.

“The public is advised not to share or spread the video on social media to avoid public distress,” he said.

Zainal urged those with information to contact Dang Wangi police headquarters at 03-26002222, the KL police hotline at 03-21159999, or the nearest police station. - FMT

Stop roasting us, RM50,000 fine on wild boar stall justified, say cops

 

Sabah police chief Hazani Ghazali showing photo evidence of the stall selling roasted wild boar breaching SOPs. (Photo by Cecilia Cletus)

KOTA KINABALU: The roasted wild boar seller who was fined RM50,000 for Covid-19 violations also broke many other business regulations and the high penalty slapped on him is justified, says Sabah police chief Hazani Ghazali.

Denying that the police had acted unjustly, he said the stall did not have any valid business licence to operate an eatery or as an entertainment outlet in addition to not having a permit to sell alcohol and wild boar meat.

“When my men got there, we found there were customers still consuming alcohol with karaoke activities still going on,” he told reporters at the state police headquarters in Kepayan here today.

Hazani said they received a tip-off from the public who had complained that the outlet was engaging in these activities, particularly karaoke, way into the night.

“So, when the police visited the place, we found it was true. We could have taken harsher action against the operator but chose to only advise him not to do this anymore and issued the compound.”

Rayner Longtin, who sells roasted wild boar, better known locally as “sinalau bakas”, said he was fined RM50,000 while two other friends RM10,000 each despite his explanation to the police that he was in the midst of closing shop for the day last Monday.

He said his friends were waiting to send him home but that he had to wait for the customers to finish up as he couldn’t chase them away.

Hazani, however, refuted the claim, saying the shop was not even close to calling it a day when cops arrived.

“No, the shop was not closed … the speakers were still up. They were still engaged in karaoke activities and the patrons were drinking.

“So how can it be closed? That claim (by Rayner) is only to court sympathy. We have the photos as our evidence,” he said, adding he could not however share it with the media.

Hazani said, as a result of the incident, the police have been vilified by the public particularly on social media.

“I don’t want to blame anyone but I urge netizens not to spin issues and only listen to one side of the story – police were justified in issuing the compounds.

“We used courtesy in dealing with the matter but people even turned to provocation (in social media) against the security forces.

“We are only executing our duties as the leading agency on SOP compliance,” he said.

“Don’t create a tense situation. Please understand that we are all under pressure, even the police so don’t spin information that is not true.”

Meanwhile, Hazani said the police have agreed to allow residents in villages under enhanced movement control order (EMCO) in Tawau to come in and out.

However, he said, the residents will need to record their movements in the log books at the police control post, adding no outsiders would be allowed in except for emergencies.

This is after peaceful demonstrations held by Kampug Muhibbah Raya and Kampung Baru Pasir Putih in Tawau previously. The Sabah government had recently ended the EMCO in the second village following the protest. - FMT

Kenyataan Media Istana Negara Tentang SOP Covid-19

 

 

Home Minister Admits He Is The One In Audio Clip Discussing Senior Police Transfer Exercises, Says Did Nothing Wrong

 

(MMO) – Home Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin admitted to discussing transfer policies concerning the police force today, adding that he had done nothing wrong in doing so.

He said it was his voice in the viral clip discussing the appointment of police personnel to the force, which has been making its rounds on social media for several days.

In a closed-door event in Putrajaya today, during which new Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani was appointed, Hamzah was quoted as saying by Malaysiakini that the one who committed the offence was the person who secretly recorded his conversations.

“I believe that was really my voice. And I have done nothing wrong. What is the offence here?

“The only offence was the person who taped my conversation with someone. That is wrong. What I did was not wrong,” Malaysiakini quoted him as saying.

In the viral audio clip, a man can be heard discussing giving a Perakian a promotion, plausibly for a police role. The man was also heard saying that another person should no longer decide on the appointment of state police chiefs but could only nominate five names.

Hamid Bador Was Not Serious About Bringing Jho Low Home To Face Trial

 

Okay, is it that Hamid Bador failed to do his job properly or is it that Hamid Bador purposely did not do his job properly — because they just were just pretending that they were trying to bring Jho Low back to Malaysia but, in fact, did not really want to bring him home to face trial?

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On 17th March 2021, outgoing Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Abdul Hamid Bador said failing to capture and extradite Low Taek Jho a.k.a. Jho Low back to Malaysia is the biggest regret of his entire career.

(READ HERE: Abdul Hamid’s only regret as IGP? Failing to capture and repatriate Jho Low)

That is not really his one and only failure. There are many more, which he is not talking about, but which Malaysians will never forget.

Hamid said, despite his relentless attempts at trying to capture Jho Low, total cooperation between the international investigative and enforcement agencies was an important element that was missing throughout his efforts.

Hamid added that even with extreme efforts that saw him fly to a specific country to personally handle and negotiate the capture and repatriation of Jho Low there also proved to be insufficient.

“In normal circumstances, such requests (for repatriation) would be granted, like we have done so in the past with Indonesia, the US and even Thailand. But with this case, it was very difficult.”

“At the same time, we were receiving information that Jho Low was moving freely in that country and running all sorts of businesses. In matters of policing, we rely on the good faith between each other where we believe in them and they trust us; it should be we help them, they reciprocate, but in this case, it never happened.”

“I am extremely disappointed that by the time I retire, I never managed to come good on my intention and promise to bring him back.”

Hamid revealed that police intelligence showed that Jho Low is currently residing in Macau, with fellow fugitive businessman Nik Faisal Ariff Kamil, who is said to be in Hong Kong, also managing to dodge being captured by the authorities.

“We were given the address of his children’s schools, we knew his wife flew there from Indonesia, so it is impossible not to locate them especially when you consider that these countries are talking about 5G, 6G, 7G technology. It cannot be that someone who is that influential is this hard to locate.”

Now, there are a few things to note regarding Hamid Bador’s revelation. First is that they know where Jho Low and all his cohorts (plus members of their family) are living (not ‘hiding’ but ‘living’).

Secondly, Bukit Aman has been in touch with their counterparts in that country. However, the police force in that country is not cooperating, as they normally should. In other words, the police force in that country is giving Jho Low and all those other fugitives protection.

Thirdly and most important of all, Hamid Bador has personally flown to that country in question to try to bring Jho Low home to Malaysia but could not succeed.

Dr Mahathir said Malaysia and Macau do not have an extradition treaty, which means Malaysia needs to go to court to extradite Jho Low back to Malaysia, but they did not do this

From what we can gather, Hamid Bador’s failure is because the police force in that country where Jho Low is living (not hiding) is not helping to capture Jho Low and send him home to Malaysia.

Is this because Jho Low has bought off the police in that country, or is this because the Malaysian police failed to adhere to the proper procedure and protocol in an extradition exercise?

That is what we need to talk about and not talk about all those other cock and bull stories

In early June 2018, then Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said Jho Low is living in Macau. However, Malaysia does not have an extradition treaty with Macau. Hence, the government cannot extradite Jho Low back to Malaysia.

That is true. Malaysia cannot AUTOMATICALLY extradite Jho Low back to Malaysia because there is not extradition treaty between Malaysia and Macau. But Malaysia can still officially apply to the Macau government to extradite Jho Low to Malaysia through the court.

In other words, Malaysia will first need to go to court to prove its case against Jho Low. And if the court is convinced that there is a case, they can then grant the extradition request and Jho Low will be arrested and handed to the Malaysian government.

The failure is not on the part of the Macau government. The fault is on the part of the Pakatan Harapan government. Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was the Prime Minister, Abdul Hamid Bador was the IGP, Tommy Thomas was the AG, Latheefa Beebi Koya was the MACC Commissioner, and Zeti Akhtar Aziz was the Bank Negara Malaysia Governor, while Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus was her deputy (who initially handled the 1MDB matter).

Nor Shamsiah gave Najib permission to bring the US680 million into Malaysia

Instead of blaming the Macau government or the Macau police for not cooperating, what did Dr Mahathir, Hamid, Tommy, Latheefa, Zeti and Nor Shamsiah do to prove to the Macau court that they have a case against Jho Low — and hence he must be arrested and extradited back to Malaysia?

This is the same as my case back in 2009. The Malaysian government wanted to extradite me back to Malaysia. So they discussed this with the British government. They even showed the British government the warrant for arrest they had issued for me.

But then Malaysia and Britain do not have an extradition treaty (just like in the Macau case). So, they need to first prove their case in a British court and convince the judge that there is a case against me. If the judge is convinced that there is a case, the court will then recommend my extradition.

The recommendation then goes to the Home Office and the Home Minister will have the final say as to whether to extradite me back to Malaysia or not.

It was Zeti who asked Najib to bank the money into his personal bank account and not into Umno’s bank account

However, before they can even start extradition proceedings, it first needs to pass the test of “dual criminality”. In other words, that co-called crime that I am alleged to have committed in Malaysia must also be a crime in the UK (hence sodomy would fail that dual criminality test since gay relationships are not a crime in the UK).

In other words, the Malaysian government failed to do its job. It is not that the Macau police is corrupt, or they gave Jho Low protection, or they did not cooperate with the Malaysian police (as what Hamid Bador is suggesting). It is that Hamid Bador did not do his job properly.

Okay, is it that Hamid Bador failed to do his job properly or is it that Hamid Bador purposely did not do his job properly — because they just were just pretending that they were trying to bring Jho Low back to Malaysia but, in fact, did not really want to bring him home to face trial?

If, I, who am not a police officer or a lawyer, know that a certain procedure or protocol needs to be followed to extradite someone from another country when there is no extradition treaty, surely Dr Mahathir, Hamid, Tommy, Latheefa, Zeti and Nor Shamsiah would know as well.

The truth is, while it is true that Hamid Bador flew to Macau, he did not go to Macau to file any action in court to extradite Jho Low back to Malaysia, he went to Macau to meet Jho Low to negotiate a deal.

In short, Hamid Bador is lying. And Tun Dr Mahathir, Tommy Thomas, Latheefa Koya, Zeti Aziz and Nor Shamsiah Yunus are all hiding the truth about what Hamid Bador was trying to do.

Why did Tommy Thomas not file Jho Low’s extradition papers in court?

What they wanted was for Jho Low to testify against Najib Tun Razak in exchange for immunity from arrest and prosecution. Jho Low agreed on condition that he can keep all the money he stole. Mahathir, however, disagreed. He wanted Jho Low to return the stolen money, which Jho Low refused to do so.

That is why Hamid Bador failed to bring Jho Low home. It is not because the Macau police is corrupt, or that they refused to cooperate with the Malaysian police, or the Macau police is giving Jho Low protection.

Okay, so Hamid Bador’s negotiation with Jho Low failed. Why not then just go to court and get the judge to grant them approval to extradite Jho Low?

Because then Jho Low would be a hostile witness and will not be a prosecution witness. And they are worried about what Jho Low might reveal in court. They cannot afford for the REAL truth to be revealed in court. They need the “sanitised” version of the truth.

The Pakatan Harapan government has been lying to us and has been hiding the truth from Malaysians. They want to make it look like Malaysia is in a financial mess because of 1MDB and that Pakatan Harapan helped save the country. Pakatan Harapan wants Malaysians to hear the narrative that makes Pakatan Harapan look good and Barisan Nasional, Muafakat Nasional and Perikatan Nasional look bad.

Do you know Bank Negara Governor Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus did not agree that AmBank be made to pay the RM2.83 billion? She wanted to impose a penalty of only RM600 million, a discount of RM2.23 billion.

Why?

The same with the Goldman Sachs settlement. They wanted to settle for just US$1.5 billion instead of US$3.9 billion.

Again, why?

And it was Nor Shamsiah who gave Najib permission to bring in the US$680 million — and it was Zeti who suggested that the US$680 million be banked into Najib’s personal bank account instead of into Umno’s bank account “to avoid complications”.

Why is all this not being revealed?

Whether Najib did or did not steal 1MDB’s money is for the judges to decide. But one thing I do know, Dr Mahathir, Hamid Bador, Tommy Thomas, Latheefa Koya, Zeti Aziz and Shamsiah Yunus are guilty of complicity, of manipulation, of hiding the truth, and of lying to Malaysians regarding what is really going on.

Derma Motorsikal - Antara Konpius Dan Hipokrit, Yang Mana Satu?

 



https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2021/04/30/uum-must-investigate-lecturer-for-stoking-religious-tensions-says-anwar/

  • Bukit Mertajam MP Steven Sim “made an issue” by UUM academic
  • controversial UUM lecturer stoking religious tensions
  • accused Sim of “Christianisation”, warned Malays against “Christian evangelists”
  • massive backlash on social media, netizens calling lecturer to be sacked
  • called for internal investigation by UUM into lecturer’s comments, actions

OSTB : Dont waste time lah. No investigation will happen. This is Malaysia. Sudah jumpa ke those "mysterious Indians" yang kononnya pukul pegawai Bomba Adib? 

Woi dah lupa ke? Polis kata tak ada pun 'mysterious Indians' pukul Adib. Forensic doctor kata Adib kena langgar lori Bomba sendiri. Tapi driver lori Bomba pula bukan 'mysterious Indian'.  This is Malaysia. In Malaysia it is more fun to chase after 'mysterious Indians'. 

So in Perlis, lecturer itu jealous sebab bangsa lain, agama lain bukan saja boleh tolong orang Melayu tetapi yang dia lebih jealous bangsa lain itu ada duit sendiri boleh hadiahkan motorsikal kepada budak Melayu. Itu yang dia jealous besar. Sebab orang dia sendiri tak ada duit. Kecuali kalau depa ambil "duit bapak kita" lah. 

  •  Anwar criticised leadership for allowing racial, religious tensions go unchecked
  • Kadir Jasin said did not live up to public expectations of an academic
  • intellectuals (should) not look for cheap publicity 
  • making shallow, partisan, insulting statements 

OSTB :  Tapi bila Wak Jahid panggil Dr Mahathir 'Kutty, Kutty, Kutty' tak ada siapa pun bantah. Only saya OutSyed The Box yang highlight Wak Jahid punya dungu. Kononnya menyebut keturunan orang itu boleh menghina mereka?  Sebenarnya keturunan 'Kutty' mempunyai sejarah bertulis sahaja lebih 5,000 tahun. Ibu bapak Wak Jahid pula tahu tulis ke?  But the point is kebanyakkan orang diam. No one said anything. And then Brader itu pula dapat surat sokongan daripada Wak Jahid. The enemy of my enemy is my friend. Who cares what you said about 'Kutty'. 

And then ada pula se-ekor lebai utara panggil orang India 'p_riah' lah, entah apa kepala lembu lah dan macam-macam. Again majoriti semua diam.  It does reflect on the collective IQ as well. 

So baguslah sekarang ada orang bantah lecturer cap kepala lembu tunjuk prejudis terhadap Steven Sim. Maybe it is a good start. Tapi jangan lah selective sangat. 

If you wish to speak up against prejudice, racism and stupidity then it must be across the board, speak up for all people. Saya sudah tidak setuju dengan Dr Mahathir pun tapi saya masih bantah kebodohan Wak Jahid main sentimen perkauman terhadap bekas presiden parti Melayu yang terbesar dalam negara kita.  

Akhir kalam, kepada lecturer UUM itu awak tak faham baca Quran ke brader?

Al Quran sebut : 




{5:8} O you who believe! Be upright for Allah, bearers of witness with justice, and let not hatred of a people incite you not to act equitably; act equitably, that is nearer to piety, and be careful of Allah; surely Allah is Aware of what you do.

Kalau tak faham omputih, here it is in Malay :

(5:8) Wahai orang-orang yang beriman, hendaklah kamu semua sentiasa menjadi orang-orang yang menegakkan keadilan kerana Allah, lagi menerangkan kebenaran; dan jangan sekali-kali kebencian kamu terhadap sesuatu kaum itu mendorong kamu kepada tidak melakukan keadilan. Hendaklah kamu berlaku adil (kepada sesiapa jua) kerana sikap adil itu lebih hampir kepada taqwa. Dan bertaqwalah kepada Allah, sesungguhnya Allah Maha Mengetahui dengan mendalam akan apa yang kamu lakukan.

Ikut undang-undang dalam negara kita orang bukan Islam tak boleh berdakwah kepada orang Islam. Tapi orang Islam pula boleh dakwah kepada bukan islam. 

Cuba lihat perkara ini daripada sudut pandangan orang bukan Islam. Just imagine ibu bapa bukan islam khuatir anak-anak mereka boleh terkena 'dakwah' orang Islam dan meninggalkan agama mereka pula. Sebaliknya orang Islam pula protected by law daripada dakwah orang bukan Islam. Islam boleh convert bukan Islam tapi bukan Islam tak boleh convert Islam. Ikut undang-undang pula tu.

Tolong jangan salah faham ok. Bukan maksud saya bahawa Islam semua pi convert jadi bukan islam. Jauh sekali.  There is enough confusion in the world already. Cuma dari segi keadilan atau fairness dan ayat Quran di atas jelas bahawa dalam negara kita orang Islam mempunyai "kelebihan" mengatasi bukan Islam.

Balik kepada YB Sim tadi, dia adalah Ahli Parlimen. Dia derma motorsikal. Tak ada disebut pun jenama motorsikal itu jenama Kristian.

Yang jadi pasti 100% ialah bahawa si lecturer yang jealous itu tidak ada keupayaan untuk derma basikal buruk pun kepada budak Melayu itu. Orang lain bukan saja ada keupayaan derma motorsikal tetapi lebih penting mereka ada kesanggupan derma motorsikal.  That is a very big difference.

Dia bagi motorsikal percuma ambil sajalah. Tapi tak payahlah tukar agama.

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Ketawa-ketawa lah lagi

 

Pada 90-an ada satu sitkom popular di televisyen yang dinamakan “Jangan Ketawa”. Ingat tak? Tidak tahu mengapa ia dinamai begitu. Pada hal tujuan atau matlamatnya ialah untuk membuat penonton ketawa. Oleh itu sepatutnya ia dinamakan “Mari Ketawa”. Tetapi penerbitnya memilih “Jangan Ketawa”. Begitulah orang seni yang nampak sesuatu yang umum tidak nampak.

Apa pun diakui nama itu “catchy” dan walaupun nama sitkom itu “meminta” supaya jangan ketawa, ramai yang ketawa hasil adegan lucu yang dipertontonkan.

Ketawa sememangnya bagus, sesuatu yang baik untuk jiwa. Khususnya pada waktu ini, ketika kita dicengkam kerisauan, kesedihan, kesusahan, dan bermacam lagi kepedihan akibat krisis kesihatan dan ekonomi yang menimpa. Bukan untuk melupakan terus kesengasaraan atau tidak menerima realiti. Cuma untuk menghilangkan tekanan dan bertindak sebagai terapi agar bangkit semula.

Lantas kita biasa dengar ungkapan “laughter is the best medicine” – ketawa ubat atau penawar yang paling baik.

Untuk ketawa perlu sesuatu yang melucukan. “Humour” datang dalam pelbagai bentuk atau format. Sitkom antaranya. Begitu juga “stand-up comedy”, pementasan mahu pun filem komedi, kartun, karikutur. Semuanya menghiburkan.

Namun apabila kelakar dan jenaka diselit dengan elemen perli atau “sarcasm” ia digunakan sebagai protes atau meluahkan rasa tidak puas hati terhadap sesuatu isu. Maka timbullah masalah buat orang yang membuat kelakar tadi. Terutama di negara ini.

Meski pun ramai termasuk saya berpendapat satira, karikutur, serta kartun politik bukan satu jenayah, pihak berkuasa berpandangan berbeza dengan alasan “humour” yang disajikan berunsur hasutan dan “melampau batasan”.

Pun begitu takrif hasutan dan melampau batas tidak dihuraikan jelas. Lazimnya, ia mengikut tafsiran pemerintah. Dalam lain perkataan, kerajaan. Lalu terjadilah apa yang terjadi ke atas pelukis politik Zunar dan pengarang sindiran Fahmi Reza. Sebagai contoh. Golongan yang sealiran dengan kerajaan pantas menuduh orang seperti Zunar dan Fahmi “kurang ajar” dan “biadab”.

Kata Zunar, ketawa sememangnya boleh menjadi satu bentuk protes. Kita tahu kritikan visual Zunar terhadap kerajaan kerap mengundang masalah kepadanya. Ketika artikel ini ditulis, beliau sudah dipanggil polis kerana kartunnya mengenai Menteri Besar Kedah berhubung cuti am perayaan Thaipusam yang dibatalkan beberapa bulan lalu.

“Jika anda tidak sukakan mereka, ketawakan mereka,” kata Zunar. “Mereka” merujuk kerajaan, dan “kerajaan tidak boleh membuat undang undang untuk mengharamkan ketawa”, kata Zunar pada kepada media beberapa tahun lalu.

Kartun hasil lukisan beliau, satira ciptaan Fahmi, serta “stand-up comic” pedih dan tajam oleh pelawak berbakat tanah air mampu mencetus ketawa.

Dalam keadaan sekeliling dan apa yang berlaku masa kini dalam arena politik negara tentunya membabitkan ahli politik, turut mencetus gelak ketawa umum.

Kata budayawan dan pengarah filem Sabri Yunus “politik itu sendiri suatu sitkom”. Saya setuju dengan Sabri. Beliau melahirkan pendapat itu semasa menyertai dialog atau “talk show” menerusi Facebook semalam berjudul “Satira politik – Biadab @ Kreatif”.

Mungkin ramai yang melihat politik sekarang bagai satu sitkom dengan adegan “lucu” dipersembahkan sang politikus terutama yang memegang kuasa. Timbullah pelbagai bahan lucu tetapi “sarcastic” yang diilhamkan rakyat biasa dan disebar melalui media sosial.

Keadaan telah menonjolkan bakat terpendam rakyat marhaen dan apa yang diperhatikan mencetuskan idea dengan menggunakan kreativiti masing-masing. Wujudlah grafik bangunan Parlimen untuk disewa yang jelas menyindir penggantungan sesi bersidang Dewan Rakyat.

Kita dihidangkan juga dengan grafik Menteri Kanan Azmin Ali mop lantai Masjidil Haram diiringi kata-kata mempersenda. Ada juga grafik kata-kata sindiran apabila kakitangan hotel di Pahang diberi suntikan vaksin Covid-19 sebagai persediaan menerima kedatangan pelancong ketika tidak ada pelancong yang datang.

Satu lagi bahan ialah memperli usaha mencari Nur Sajat yang masih tidak berjaya berbanding gerakan mencari kapal selam Indonesia tempoh hari yang berjaya dikesan dalam masa tiga hari. Banyak lagi yang anda sendiri sudah melihatnya lalu ketawa.

Jenaka dan kelucuan sedemikian lahir daripada rasa tidak senang terhadap perkembangan dalam negara masa kini. Tentunya pemerintah pula tidak senang dengan rasa ketidaksenangan itu.

Dikatakan bangsa yang boleh ketawa akan diri sendiri adalah bangsa yang hebat. Lalu timbul pandangan “to laugh at yourself is to love yourself”. Ketawakan diri sendiri bermakna anda sayang diri sendiri.

Ada baiknya kata-kata itu direnungi. - FMT

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