Wednesday, 29 June 2011

DPM Muhyiddin Yassin, How Stupid Can You Be?

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Muhyiddin Yassin’s IDIOCY!


Marian Mokhtar


Of all the comments about Bersih, none are more despicable than those of Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin who claimed that our reputation would be tarnished because the proposed Bersih march was politically motivated and threatened national security.

Surely not!

Bersih does not pose any threat to national security but is a threat to Muhyiddin, Umno and its cronies.

If the rakyat goes ahead with electoral reform and democracy is restored in Malaysia, then these people in Umno, and those who are closely associated with Umno, will lose everything. Some will lose their freedom.

Did Muhyiddin ever consider why he and his colleagues in Umno/BN allowed democracy to be destroyed in Malaysia, in the first instance?

Did he think that after 54 years, the rakyat would sit around and watch their country disintegrate?

It is all very well to call the Bersih rally illega, l but what about the illegal machinations with which Umno/BN has conducted itself and the way it bulldozes the rakyat’s concerns.

There are several reasons why Malaysia’s reputation is tarnished and none involve Bersih.

Many of the reasons have racial and religious undertones.
  • We have seen the cow-head incident and the Interlok book, test our Hindu brethren. We then saw our Christian brothers being subject to vilification by the ban of the word Allah, the removal of religious symbols in the presence of senior Cabinet ministers and how a child was whipped for eating pork sausages at school.

  • Sections of the community were also accused of planning to topple the government to pave the way for a Christian prime minister.

  • However, when Malay and Muslim extremists disturbed the peace and called for a jihad, they were just given a rap on the knuckles.

  • When the prolonged bombardment of sex, videos and lies did not achieve the desired effect on the rakyat, ministers then decided that we were communists intent on sabotaging the nation. Even wearing Che Guevera t-shirts became a crime.

  • Now people are being arrested for wearing or selling yellow T-shirts.A few years ago, people were arrested for wearing black T-shirts, for distributing birthday cakes and for assembling under a raintree – Perak’s Tree of Democracy.

  • Now that Bersih is attempting to restore true democracy to the land, Muhyiddin’s suggestion that Ambiga Sreenevasan is a national threat is laughable.

  • Would he consider former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamed who refuses to relinquish power and who has his hand up Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak’s back and manipulates him like a glove puppet, a threat?

  • What about Mahathir’s agent provocateur, Ibrahim Ali, the president of the NGO Perkasa who despite his seditious talk, manages to elude arrest?

  • It is said that Ibrahim Ali will be charged with sedition but we know that this is merely a last ditch attempt to appease us. The authorities realise that Bersih will continue with its march and the rakyat is determined to call for free, fair and clean elections.

  • The Election Commission (EC) is as much to blame for the decline in Malaysia’s state of affairs as the government.If only the EC did not have a puppet who is in Najib’s pocket, as its leader, and if only it did half its duties, then Malaysia might not have fallen into the abyss.

  • Muhyiddin has the brass cheek to suggest the EC is not aware of our protestations of vote-rigging, of abuse of postal voting and the shambolic way the ruling party intimidates or ‘coerces’ people into voting for them.All our complaints were brushed aside.

  • Muhyiddin who attracted scorn when he declared he was ‘a Malay first and Malaysian second’ does send out mixed messages and perhaps, is not aware of what he is saying:
  1. As the Education Minister, Muhyiddin changed the language in which Science and Mathematics were taught in all our schools.

  2. In international forums, our poor grasp of the English language is evident.To arrest the decline in English, Muhyiddin arranged for English speaking teachers from around the world, including the Peace Corps, to come to Malaysia to teach English.

  3. Are there sufficient numbers to reach out to all schools? Are these people going to turn our education system around?

  4. Why did he choose to ignore the untapped talent of thousands of the older teachers who were schooled in the old ways and who speak good English.

  5. Why enlist foreigners at the expense of these able teachers? Is it because the majority of the English speaking Malaysian teachers are non-Malays?
  • Muhyiddin said that because of Bersih, tourists will stop visiting, investors will sidestep us and that our ‘image globally as a peaceful and developed country’ will be tarnished.How shortsighted is he?
Muhyiddin’s policies just prove that Umno has no political will to change or to accept reform.

If Bersih achieves its aims then there will be renewed business opportunities, more growth, increased investment in the nation and less theft of the rakyat’s money.

Corruption, abuse of power, nepotism and cronyism will be brought to manageable levels. Hopefully, our institutions like the EC amongst others, will regain their integrity.

The first Bersih rally in 2007, when 50,000 took to the streets in a peaceful march, was marred when the police used heavy handed tactics and turned chemical laced water from water cannons onto the crowds and also attacked them with tear gas and baton charges.

Bersih is not a threat to national security but is a real threat to Umno/BN. Umno/BN is the real threat to national security

Please join the rally on 9 July and exercise your democratic right to free, clean and fair elections.

The police are going to be sent to the rally. This time, they should join the march, instead of turning against it.They should do this to regain their reputation which Mahathir trashed and most importantly, for their own families and their childrens’ futures.

The Egyptian army did it and so can the Malaysian police.

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

PAS Warns the Police: Don't Make Malaysian Citizens Hate the Police Force!

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Jangan sampai rakyat benci polis

Ketua Penerangan PAS Pusat, Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man mengingatkan polis bahawa tindakan mereka kebelakangan ini yang menangkap orang yang memakai baju Bersih 2.0 sewenang-wenangnya akan menyebabkan ketidakpuasan hati rakyat, yang asalkan tertumpu pada Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya (SPR) akan bertukar kepada pihak polis.

Tuan Ibrahim dalam satu kenyataannya hari ini berkata:
“Tindakan polis kebelakangan ini akan menyebabkan rakyat yang asalnya tidak berpuas hati dengan SPR bertukar kepada polis.

Tindakan menangkap mereka yang memakai baju Bersih atau menjual baju Bersih adalah nyata bertentangan dengan peraturan dan undang-undang.

Atas alasan apa mereka ditangkap dan peruntukan mana yang digunakan (untuk menangkap mereka)?

Sekiranya mereka dapat melakukan (mengasingkan dua kumpulan penyokong) di hari penamaan calon, mengapat tidak di Bersih 2.0?

Kalau polis gagal mewujudkan buffer zone maka rakyat akan menganggap polis gagal menjalankan tugas sebenar iaitu menjamin keselamatan rakyat.

Polis seharusnya melaksanakan tugas dengan adil dan saksama kepada semua rakyat.”
Beliau turut mengecam tangkapan polis terhadap aktivitis yang memakai atau menjual baju Bersih 2.0 sebagai satu yang amat bertentangan dengan hak asasi manusia dan nilai undang-undang.

Kebelakangan ini, Bersih 2.0 bukan saja tidak diberi ruang bernafas oleh para pemimpin Umno BN yang tidak berhenti-henti mengecam perhimpunan pada 9 Julai ini.

Malah, katanya pihak polis sudah turut serta untuk menghalang perhimpunan Bersih 2.0 daripada berlaku dengan melancarkan gerakan di seluruh negara bagi menghalang badan pemantau pilihanraya itu daripada mempromosi perhimpunannya.

Sehingga kini, 81 orang telah ditahan polis dan jumlahnya dijangka meningkat ketika Gabungan Pilihan raya Bersih dan Adil (Bersih) memperhebatkan lagi kempennya dalam tempoh dua minggu sebelum perhimpunan.

Sehubungan itu, Tuan Ibrahim, yang juga Pesuruhjaya PAS Pahang mengingatkan polis bahawa perhimpunan Bersih 2.0 pada 9 Julai ini bukan perhimpunan untuk menentang polis, tetapi untuk membaiki sistem pilihan raya.

Mengenai kekhuatiran ramai bahawa akan wujud pertembangan tiga kumpulan yang berhimpun pada 9 Julai ini iaitu Bersih 2.0, Pemuda Umno dan rakan akribnya Perkasa, Tuan Ibrahim berkata ia adalah tugas polis untuk mengelakkan pertembungan itu daripada berlaku.

Beliau turut menyarankan polis untuk mewujudkan buffer zone untuk mengelakkan pertembugan dua kumpulan.


Police Stood By and Watch While UMNO Youth Thugs Threatened to Burn Down PKR Hq

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A group of Umno Youth members gathered in front of their arch nemesis PKR's headquarters in Petaling Jaya late last night in a noisy demonstration, threatening to burn down the building.

PKR Youth deputy information chief Rozan Azen Mat Rasip, who was also there, confirmed that Lukman had explicitly threatened to burn down the party headquarters if they were to continue participating in the July 9 rally. Rozan said Lukman also threatened (PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim) and (Bersih 2.0 steering committee chairperson) S Ambiga for supporting the rally.

Rozan said that he saw about 20 heavily-armed police officers on stand-by at the protest although no arrest were made. "That's why we're puzzled," he said, urging the police to investigate the case under criminal intimidation.

About 300 people, according to PKR estimates, had converged in motorcycles and demanded that PKR withdraws its support from the Bersih 2.0 march on July 9.

PKR secretary-general Saifuddin Nasution Ismail, who rushed to the HQ after being alerted by party members, said that he arrived at about 11pm and observed the demonstration from a distance.

"How do I know they are Umno members? First of all, they were carrying Umno flags and they were wearing their red 'Patriot' T-shirts,” he told Malaysiakini when contacted.

I could also see (Umno Youth exco Lukman Adam) and (former Perkasa Youth chief Arman Azha Abu Hanifah) leading the group."

Saifuddin also said that when he got there with several party members, they had recorded the fiery speeches made by Lukman to the Umno Youth crowd.

"He said that he wants to burn down the PKR HQ. He can deny it all he wants, but we have the recording," he said.

About 50 PKR Youth members were there to monitor the demonstration.

According to Rozan the Umno Youth group converged in two locations - first at a petrol station in Shah Alam, second at the Batu Tiga toll on the Federal Highway - before making their way to the PKR HQ in Tropicana, based on information from pro-Umno blogs.

He lodged a police report at the Tropicana police station, just a few doors down the road from the HQ, at about 11.40pm almost immediately after the crowd had dispersed.

Meanwhile, Lukman and Arman were unreachable for comment.

Though Bersih 2.0 - which stands for the Coalition of Free and Fair Elections - claims to be a politically non-partisan group, PKR is expected to mobilise tens of thousands of its members from all around the country for the massive rally on July 9.

Friday, 24 June 2011

Malaysians ARE Still Living Under FOUR States of Emergency Rule of this UMNO-Led BN Government since 1964

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Malaysia is under 4 states of emergency, mind you!


Art Harun


Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Malaysia, and please do NOT unfasten your seatbelts.

For the uninitiated, allow me to put on record that Malaysia (including when we were Tanah Melayu) has seen 5 state of emergencies altogether.

  1. The 1st time was in 1948 when the communist insurgency resulted in 11000 people being killed. This was lifted.

  2. The 2nd time was in 1964 during the Indonesian confrontation.

  3. The 3rd time was in 1966. This was limited to Sarawak following the dismissal of the Ketua Menteri.

  4. The 4th time was in 1969 following the 13th May incident.

  5. Lastly, it was in 1977, which was limited to the state of Kelantan to deal with the political crisis there.

The LAST 4 emergencies have NOT been lifted till TODAY

The ONLY reason why these proclamations of emergencies have not been lifted is because the government is desirous of maintaining all these draconian laws and regulations.

These regulations provide shortcuts to the likes of the police. Why bother investigate a case thoroughly when they can detain any person without trial and banish them to a certain district?

The continuous existence of states of emergencies in Malaysia is repugnant to the notion :
  • that Malaysia is inching towards a the status of a developed state;

  • that we are a liberal and tolerant society;

  • that we are a country practising democracy with a vibrant society able to engage in a public and civil discourse over whatever issues which are important for nation building.
Repugnance and Inconsistency of Emergency Rule to Federal Constitution

What is so frightening about state of emergencies, you may ask.

This is the most frightening. Article 150, Clause 6 of the Federal Constitution allows the Parliament to pass any law and His Majesty the King to promulgate any ordinance during state of emergencies and those laws and ordinances will be valid even if they are repugnant or inconsistent with any of the provisions of the Federal Constitution.

In other words, during an emergency, any kind of law would be valid. Which means, the Federal Constitution may be ignored, side-stepped or just plain torn, shredded and burned. Which finally mean, you and I, citizen of Malaysia, do not have any kind of recognisable right during an emergency.

Various emergency regulations have been promulgated and used since 1969. These regulations give wide and really draconian powers to the police and government.

The followings are just some examples.
  1. Firstly, a person may be detained without trial and banished to a certain area without trial.

  2. Secondly, In the EMERGENCY (ESSENTIAL POWERS) ORDINANCE, 1969(Ordinance 1 and Ordinance 2) ESSENTIAL (DISPOSAL OF DEAD BODIES AND DISPENSATION OF INQUESTS AND DEATH INQUIRIES) REGULATIONS, 1969 for example, regulation 3 ( b ) provides as follows:
    where a Magistrate or a Coroner responsible for holding a death inquiry or inquest on the body of any person is satisfied that such person has been killed as a result of operations for the purpose of suppressing disturbances by the Police or the Malaysian Armed Forces or as a result of injuries caused by disturbances, the Magistrate or the Coroner, as the case may be, may dispense with the holding of a death inquiry or inquest on the body of such person.”

    That would of course mean no police killing could come under scrutiny during an emergency.
  3. Thirdly, the Home Minister can ban any kind of printing material which he deems it as prejudicial to public order. He can even open all postal packages, read all telegrams, articles and printed matters and detain those material under the ESSENTIAL (NEWSPAPERS AND OTHER PUBLICATIONS) REGULATIONS, 1969.

  4. Fourthly (hold on really tight to your seats for this one), under the ESSENTIAL (PROHIBITION OF ACTIVITIES RELATING TO ELECTIONS)
    REGULATIONS, 1969, elections may be suspended, during which suspension, regulation 2 provides:
    “Notwithstanding any written law to the contrary. for so long as the elections are suspended all activities relating to elections are hereby prohibited.”
  5. Fifthly, there is such a thing called the ESCAR, namely, the Emergency and Security Cases Regulations which, among others:
    • permits the Attorney General to choose whichever Court he likes to try a security case. The Court may sit in any place or state regardless of where the alleged offence took place.

    • if the Court is satisfied that a witness is afraid to testify, the witness can testify in a manner that he or she cannot be seen or heard by the Counsel of the accused! Now, tell me, how the hell is the accused going to defend himself against such witness?

    • hearsay evidence may be tendered and admitted by Court.
The above are but examples of the extreme powers that the State has during emergencies. Powers such as these are open to abuse and there is no mechanism to check this abuse. These regulations are not challengeable in any Courts of Law. Actions taken by the State under those emergency regulations are also not usually challengeable in any Courts of Law.

Nobody in their sane mind would say that Malaysia, in reality, is in a state of emergency now. Chaos, maybe.
  • In a state of dream, perhaps.
  • State of denial, obviously.
  • State of incorrigible stupor, maybe too.
But emergency? Excuse me.
  • I read a Malaysian Insider report that three youths are suing the police for placing them under detention without trial under the Emergency Ordinance 1969 for allegedly stealing motorcycle. If it was true that the 3 youths have been stealing motorcycles, the obvious right thing to do in any civilised society is to have them produced before the Court and charged.

  • An obvious case of abuse of emergency ordinance is the case of the Kelantan’s claim for the petroleum royalty. The case for the government rests on the definition of state’s waters as defined in Section 4 (2) of the Emergency (Essential Powers) Ordinance 1969, which provides that a state's waters is only within three nautical miles from its shores. (source: this article).

    That is a classic abuse of emergency laws. How can an economic claim be settled by reference to a rule which is made to cater for a state of emergency?

The police force is a law unto themselves in Malaysia. This has to stop immediately.

Lest Malaysia would be viewed dimly by the international community. We are not a police state, yet. But we surely are displaying obvious symptoms of one.

According to a MalaysiaKini report, Dato’ Ambiga, the chairperson of BERSIH, YB Khairy Jamaluddin, the UMNO Youth Chief and Dato’ Ibrahim Ali, the Perkasa war general, have all been summoned to Bukit Aman by the police. So the Home Minister said.

The summoning of Dato’ Ambiga and YB Khairy Jamaluddin* is but an example of the police force acting at their whim and fancy.

These two persons have not committed any offence.
  1. Nor have they, under the law, attempted to commit any offence.
  2. What power does the police force have to summon them to Bukit Aman?
  3. Why are they being summoned? What if they did not appear in Bukit Aman?
  4. What would the police do?
*as for Ibrahim Ali, there is obviously a reason, or even several reasons, to summon him.

Monday, 20 June 2011

Amaran pada Perkasa, Pemuda PAS Jadi Perisai Kepada Rakyat Bukan Melayu

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PAS Youth During Bersih Rlly 1.0

Dewan Pemuda PAS Pusat (DPPP) memberi amaran kepada Presiden Perkasa, Datuk Ibrahim Ali dan ahli-ahli pertubuhan itu agar menghentikan tindakan samseng mereka dan ugutan kepada rakyat Malaysia khususnya kalangan bukan Melayu yang mahu menyertai Himpunan Bersih 2.0.

Ketua penerangannya, Riduan Mohd Nor menegaskan, Pemuda PAS bersedia menjadi perisai kepada rakyat pelbagai kaum yang hadir dalam perhimpunan Bersih 2.0 sekaligus menolak sebarang tindakan provokatif yang cuba diadakan oleh Perkasa untuk menimbulkan suasana tegang dan huru-hara.

DPPP, katanya kesal dengan risalah perkauman yang diedarkan Perkasa yang menyebut "Awas!!! Ambiga Wanita Hindu yang Merbahaya".

“Ini sudah melampau dan jelas satu penghinaan kepada Pengerusi Bersih, Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan dan kaum lain,” tegasnya dalam kenyataan kepada Harakahdaily.

DPPP juga, ujarnya kesal kerana Ibrahim dalam ucapannya di Kelab Sultan Sulaiman turut memberikan amaran kepada Kaum Tionghua supaya membeli makanan tambahan untuk disimpan di rumah jika Himpunan Bersih 2.0 tidak dihentikan kerana Perkasa akan lakukan apa sahaja bagi menghentikannya.

Mereka mahu lakukan apa? Pukul orang India, pecah rumah dan kedai orang Cina? Bakar rumah ibadat? Atau pijak kepala babi dan lembu di Dataran Merdeka?” soalnya.

Soalnya lagi, siapa Perkasa yang mahu melawan kebangkitan rakyat.

Tambahnya, apa tujuan mereka membuat ugutan kepada kaum bukan Melayu kerana negara ini milik semua dan rakyat berhak turun ke jalan raya untuk menyatakan tuntutan mereka secara aman.

Katanya, DPPP yakin bahawa Perkasa bekerja untuk Umno yang kini terdesak untuk menahan asakan Bersih 2.0.

Mereka, ujarnya memperkudakan Ibrahim dan ahli mereka dalam Perkasa untuk mewujudkan suasana huru hara.

Menurutnya, Perkasa cuba mengumpan supaya pihak polis membuat tangkap awal termasuk mengunakan akta ISA, malah mereka cuba mencabar polis untuk menangkap pemimpin mereka sendiri sebagai korban untuk menunjukkan keadilan polis dalam bertindak, walhal yang mahu membuat huru hara adalah pelampau Perkasa sendiri.

Beliau berkata, DPPP melihat Perkasa cuba untuk mewujudkan 13 Mei kedua, mereka mahu Operasi Lalang berulang.

Tambahnya, ugutan-ugutan ekstrim mereka menunjukan bahawa mereka memang kumpulan pelampau yang wajar diambil tindakan oleh pihak polis.

“Kenapa pihak polis berdiam bila Perkasa membuat ugutan?” tanya beliau.

Beliau mengharapkan polis tidak menutup mata dan telinga hanya kerana Perkasa melaungkan slogan yang kononnya mahu membantu Menteri Dalam Negeri di dalam menghadapi Bersih 2.0.

Pemuda PAS, katanya memberikan jaminan kepada orang-orang Melayu dan bukan Melayu bahawa Himpunan Bersih 2.0 akan berjalan dengan aman dan selamat.

Beliau mengingatkan semua peserta dilarang membawa sebarang senjata atau melakukan kerosakan dan provokasi.

Menurutnya, peserta Bersih 2.0 yang akan hadir diminta menghormati peniaga dan penduduk Kuala Lumpur serta menjaga kebersihan sepanjang himpunan berlangsung.

“Ayuh semua rakyat, semua anak muda. Jangan hirau, jangan takut pada pelampau Perkasa.

“Tunjukan kuasa rakyat, bersama kita perkukuhkan desakan rakyat untuk memastikan Pilihanraya Bersih dan Adil dilaksanakan di negara ini,” katanya.

Friday, 10 June 2011

MAFIA Style Execution by Malaysian Police of Three Malay Youths

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Post-mortem reports on three youths showed they were kneeling when they were shot by policemen last year, a legal rights group said today.

Muhammad Hanafi Omar, 22, Muhammad Shamil Hafiz Shapiei, 15, and Hairul Nizam Tuah, 20, were gunned down by the police after a high-speed car chase in the early morning of November 13 last year in Glenmarie, Shah Alam.

Lawyers for Liberty (LFL) claimed today that the three were executed. Human rights lawyer and LFL co-ordinator N. Surendran told reporters at the PKR headquarters here that according to the reports received two days ago, the police did not fatally shoot the three victims in self-defence as claimed.

It was murder in cold blood, according to a lawyer for the families of three youths whom police shot dead in Glenmarie last year.Police shot them at close range, he said.

The families of the murdered youths
consoling each other

Surendran said the police testimony is dubious, as supported by the post-mortem report.

The shooting happened last November. Police said they shot Syamil, Khairul and Mohd Hanafi Omar, 22, from a distance. They alleged that the three were members of a criminal gang called Geng Minyak and that the shooting occurred after they had robbed a petrol station.

The police said they shot the youths after they had tried to attack them with a parang.

Lawyer Surendran said,
“Based on scientific findings, the police version is false. The police have lied. The police version says that they were rushed with parangs and therefore they were shot.

If the police are rushing from the front, how can the bullet enter the side of the head. So the medical evidence is completely contradictory to what the police claim and we’re talking about Datuk A. Thaiveegan, acting police chief, unless the bullets can bend and hit the head.

The clear scenario that emerges is all three were arrested or were taken into custody.

They were then made to kneel, whatever it was, at a level lower than the shooters. They were then shot, executed by the police officers.”
The police claimed they had shot the suspects in self-defence when they charged at the officers with machetes at the end of a pre-dawn car chase.

Selangor acting police chief Datuk A. Thaiveegan had reportedly defended his officers’ actions by describing the three dead as “seasoned criminals” who were allegedly involved in at least three armed robberies in Selangor the week prior to their shooting.

The Killing of Muhammad Shamil Hafiz Shapiei, 15

According to the oforensic reprt on Shamil, he had two wounds consistent with gunshot wounds, the first injury mark on the forehead, and the second, on the right side of the chest.

“Both gunshot wounds entered 45 degrees into the back and right side of the body. There were no signs of self-defence,” the report said, adding that there was gunpowder residue on the chest wound.

According to the chemist report, there was also gunpowder residue on the victim’s jacket.

The Killing of Hairul Nizam Tuah, 20

As for Hairul, the cause of death was gunshot injuries to the head and chest.

‘“Post-mortem examination showed that he received two shots, one at the left side of the head and exit at the right side of the head. The other shot was on the front part of the left side of the chest and exit at the back of the right side of the chest.

“The weapon used was from a single-fired rifled weapon such as a pistol. There was no evidence to show that the weapon was fired during contact or at near distance,” it said.

“It shows clearly that Shamil Hafiz was kneeling or squatting when the shots were fired from a higher direction. Only that explains why it was 45 degrees,” he said.

As for Hairul Nizam, he said according to the doctor who examined his body, the bullet track was directed “inwards, downwards, and to the right”.

“Again, Hairul must have been kneeling and the shot came from top. So, that means they were arrested, taken into custody and then executed. Scientific evidence is clear,” he said.

The Killing of Hanafi Omar,22

Although Hanafi Omar’s post-mortem report has not been received yet, there was a visual identification made when the body was seen by the family.

He said there were two shots — to the side of the head and one to the torso — and just like Hairul Nizam, the shot entered from the side of the head.

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Home Minister Hishamuddin Hussein Onn's Brother, Haris, Still Owns 180,000 Shares in Liberal Technology

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Home Minister Hishamuddin Says He is Ignorant of Link to his Brother, Haris Hussein Onn in the Scandal

Malaysian company, Liberal Technology, accused of being hired by Australian company Securency for political leverage said yesterday that Haris Hussein Onn, the cousin of the prime minister Najib Razak, and its purported link to Malaysia’s top leadership, sold his shares in 2006.

Liberal Technology Sdn Bhd said in a response to the June 6 The Age article, that Haris ceased to be a shareholder of the company when he sold his stake of 180,000 shares on September 4 2006 to a Shazal Yusuf.

It also said that in its last annual return on June 30 last year, it had listed Hafidzuddin Che Din and Mohamed Hanif Che Din as the sole shareholders of the company with 500,000 shares each.

But Companies Commission data shows OTHERWISE. Companies Commission of Malaysia records show the minister's brother, Haris Onn Hussein, to be Liberal Technology's LARGEST individual shareholder, WITH 180,000 shares.

The Age asked the company yesterday why its records still showed Haris Onn Hussein as a shareholder. Liberal Technology did NOT respond.

Meanwhile, Home Affairs Minister,Hishamuddin Hussein Onn says he had NO idea a company associated with his brother (Haris Hussein Onn) was hired as an agent by troubled Reserve Bank of Australia firm Securency.

The brothers (Hishamuddin and Haris) are COUSINS of Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak. Their late father Hussein Onn was Malaysia's prime minister between 1976 and 1981.


(High Flying Businessman)

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(LEFT) The Brother, Hishamuddin Hussein Onn, (Home Minister)
(RIGHT) The Cousin, Najib Razak, the Prime Minister

Malaysia's Home Minister Hishamuddin Hussein- who is negotiating the asylum seeker swap deal with the Gillard government - also told Malaysia's Sun Daily newspaper this week that he did not think an Australian company would engage a company linked to politically-connected figures in the hope of furthering its business interests in Malaysia.

n the June 6 article ‘Securency money trail nudges Malaysia’s political royalty’, The Age claimed that Securency had hired Haris Onn Hussein in 2009 with the hope that he would offer it access and influence over Malaysia’s top politicians and also said that in 2006, the Malaysian finance ministry told cigarette and alcohol manufacturers that they would need to buy security labels provided by Liberal Technology to legally sell their products.

The Age claimed that Securency, a leading supplier of plastic dollar bills, had hired Datuk Haris Onn Hussein, who is Home Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein’s brother and the cousin of Datuk Seri Najib Razak, in an effort to win banknote contracts.

The report noted however that Securency has not won any banknote contracts in Malaysia since its last major one in 2004 and added that it is not suggesting that Najib or Hishamuddin are involved with Sucerency’s deals.

The Age said that Securency, which is 50 per cent owned by the Reserve Bank of Australia, has been under investigation by the Australian Federal Police and the British Serious Fraud Office for allegedly bribing public officials in Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia and Nigeria to win banknote supply contracts.

Securency’s managing director, Myles Curtis, and chief financial officer, John Ellery, were forced out of the company in March last year while its deputy chairman, English businessman Bill Lowther, resigned in October following his arrest by the Serious Fraud Office.

The Age report comes at a sensitive time as Malaysia and Australia are about to seal a deal on a refugee swap and the Melbourne paper said that Australia’s international relations could be harmed if foreign officials allegedly linked to Sucerency’s bribes are named.

The Najib administration has also been pushing the message of reform and transparency in an effort to improve Malaysia’s business climate and boost the country’s competitiveness.

Securency is being investigated by the Australian Federal Police and Britain's Serious Fraud Office for allegedly bribing public officials in Vietnam, Malaysia, Nigeria and Indonesia in return for winning polymer banknote supply contracts.

Liberal Technology's official corporate records obtained yesterday from the Companies Commission of Malaysia list Haris Onn Hussein as the holder of 180,000 shares.

Monday, 6 June 2011

Hishamuddin Hussein Onn's BROTHER, Haris Hussein Onn, Hired by Australian Firm to Gain Influence and Access to Malaysia's Top Politicians

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(High Flying Businessman)

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(LEFT) The Brother, Hishamuddin Hussein Onn, (Home Minister)
(RIGHT) The Cousin, Najib Razak, the Prime Minister

"Securency" Money Trail nudges Malaysia's Political Royalty (ie Najib and Hishamuddin)


Richard Baker and Nick McKenzie

June 06 2011

THE Reserve Bank firm Securency hired a company owned by a close relative of Malaysia's Prime Minister and Home Affairs Minister - the two men with whom the Gillard government is negotiating to swap asylum seekers - to help win banknote contracts.

The revelation comes amid growing sensitivity within the federal government about the Australian Federal Police investigation of Securency and the potential for Australia's international relations to be harmed if foreign officials allegedly linked to the RBA firm's bribes are named.

The Age has learned that Securency signed Kuala Lumpur firm Liberal Technology as its Malaysian agent in 2009.

The biggest individual shareholder in Liberal Technology is businessman Haris Onn Hussein.
Haris Onn Hussein is well connected - his cousin is the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak, and his brother is Home Affairs Minister Hishammuddin Tun Hussein, who is expected in Canberra soon to sign the deal under which Australia will transfer 800 asylum seekers to Malaysia and accept 4000 refugees in return.

Securency hired Haris Onn Hussein in the hope he would offer it access to, and influence over, Malaysia's top politicians.

It is a common in parts of Asia for the relatives of politicians to be hired by foreign companies as agents.

The Age understands that some officials in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and other agencies are keen for the AFP not to identify certain foreign dignitaries or their relatives who are alleged to be linked to Securency in order to protect Australia's broader overseas interests.

Securency, half-owned and supervised by the Reserve Bank, has for two years been investigated by the AFP and the British Serious Fraud Office for allegedly bribing public officials in Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia and Nigeria to win banknote supply contracts.

Under Australian law, it is a criminal offence for a company or individual to pay, or offer a benefit to, a foreign government official or their close relatives to obtain a business advantage.

Australia is yet to prosecute a foreign bribery case, but Securency - which has four RBA-appointed directors on its board - may be the first, given the two-year AFP investigation and the arrest and questioning of some employees and agents last year. No charges have yet been laid.

Haris Onn Hussein and Hishammuddin Tun Hussein are political royalty in Malaysia.

Their father, the late Tun Hussein Onn, was Malaysia's prime minister between 1976 and 1981. He was succeeded as prime minister by Mahathir Mohamad. Their grandfather, Dato Onn Jaafar, was the founder of Malaysia's ruling United Malays National Organisation political party.

Hishammuddin Tun Hussein is vice president of UMNO.

Haris Onn Hussein owns shares in or sits on the board of several companies that have benefited from Malaysian government concessions.

In 2006, the Malaysian finance ministry told cigarette and alcohol manufacturers that they would need to buy security labels provided by Haris Onn Hussein’s Liberal Technology to legally sell their products. Haris Onn Hussein is also associated with a company given a 34-year concession to operate a major Malaysian toll road.

Under Securency’s corporate structure, its board should have been informed and approved of Mr Haris Onn’s company being signed as an agent.

The Age can also reveal Securency engaged Malaysian state MP and a former UMNO branch treasurer, Dato Abdullah Hasnan Kamaruddin, as another agent. Mr Kamaruddin was the UNMO party treasurer in Dr Mahatir’s home state of Kedah, a position that gave him substantial influence.

Despite engaging the extremely well-connected Liberal Technology as agent in 2009, Securency is believed not to have won any further banknote supply contracts.

The company won its last major Malaysian contract in 2004. At that time, Mr Razak was the country’s defence minister and Hishammuddin Tun Hussein the education minister. It also won a smaller contract in 1998.

The Age is not suggesting Mr Razak nor Hishammuddin Tun Hussein were involved in Securency’s deals.

The company’s 1998 and 2004 contracts involved another Malaysian agent, businessman, arms broker and former UMNO official, Abdul Kayum Syed Ahmad.

He has since been arrested and questioned by Malaysia’s Anti-Corruption Commission over the Securency deals and his use of commissions paid by the RBA firms.

The AFP began investigating Securency in May 2009 after The Age revealed its payment of tens-of-millions-of-dollars in commissions to politically connected middlemen to win contracts in Nigeria, Vietnam and India.

The company wired millions of dollars into tax haven bank accounts in an effort to conceal the beneficiaries of its payments in an apparent breach of the RBA’s rules.

The AFP and Britain's Serious Fraud Office have conducted several raids on the offices of Securency and its British half-owner, Innovia Films. Properties owned by serving and former executives and agents have been raided and several arrests made. No charges have been laid yet.

Securency’s managing director, Myles Curtis, and chief financial officer, John Ellery, were forced out of the company in March last year. Securency’s deputy chairman, English businessman Bill Lowther, resigned in October following his arrest by the Serious Fraud Office.

RBA governor Glenn Stevens has defended his bank’s appointees who have chaired and sat on the Securency board since 1996, telling a federal parliamentary committee in November that he had not seen any evidence to suggest they had acted inappropriately.

The RBA plans to sell Securency.

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Islamic Women's Group, Global Ikhwan, Wants to Teach Malaysian Women on How to Behave Like Prostitutes

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PhotobucketThe vice-president, Dr Rohaya Mohamad (left) of "The 'Obedient Wife Club', launched today, urged its members to be "whores in bed" and obey their husbands to curb social ills like divorce and domestic violence.

She said that the club was formed in line with the Prophet's teachings that the wife performs her daily prayers, fasts during Ramadan, maintains her chastity properly and be obedient to the husband.

Islamic group Global Ikhwan held the club's inaugural meeting in Templer's Park, giving women tips on how to keep their men satisfied and prevent them straying. The event was officially launched by Selayang Umno deputy chief Mohamed Nasir Ibrahim at a golf club in Templer's Park this morning.

Rohaya said 30 percent of the club members were in polygamous marriages while the rest were in monogamous relationships and that the club was open to non-Muslims.

More than a year ago, Rohaya was the prime mover of a Polygamy Club whose leader was the late Ustaz Ashaari Mohammad of the former Al-Arqam.

Vice President of Global Ikhwan , Dr Rohaya Mohamad
Dr Rohaya, 46, has worked in Health Ministry for 15 years and written speeches for former minister Dr Chua Soi Lek. Her own husband has THREE other wives.

Its vice-president, Dr Rohaya Mohamad , said that for a man to be faithful to his wife, she must “be good in bed”.

Said Rohaya:
“If the wives need our help we can train them on sexually satisfying positions. It is important to be a good sexual worker so that the husbands do not go to prostitutes.

We are an open organisation and will allow all races to come forward and seek our help to be obedient to their husbands. The club's slogan is 'Remain a virgin spiritually, mentally and physically.

A good wife is perceived to be prim and proper - you just take care of the children - but not much is emphasised on fulfilling sexual needs of the husband. If he needs sex, obey him.

You must satisfy your husband. A good wife should be a whore in bed.

A wife who obeys and fulfills her husband's sexual needs will always be loyal to her. In this rapidly developing world, women are already being treated as sex objects... in magazines, on TV... so why can't they be sex objects to their husbands?

It is legal and permitted by God. A good wife is a good sex worker to her husband. What is wrong with being a whore in bed to your husband?

Women must understand that men and women are created differently and men have more sexual needs, and it is for this reason that men can have four wives according Islam.

All problems start at home, and wives must take charge of looking after their husbands and children well".
Rohaya said that the international edition of the club was launched on May 1 in Amman, Jordan and they have about 200 members from Syria, Egypt and Jordan. In Malaysia, the membership totaled about 1,000.

Rohaya said that the international edition of the club was launched on May 1 in Amman, Jordan and they have about 200 members from Syria, Egypt and Jordan. In Malaysia, the membership totaled about 1,000.

She said that tomorrow, she and some of her members will leave for Rome, London, Frankfurt, Paris and other cities for business and to also explore the possibility of setting up more Obedient Wives Clubs in these cities.


The club has come under criticism from women's groups who say the onus on keeping a family together is being unfairly placed on women.

"With obedience comes submission, which may lead to domestic violence and marital rape," Women's Aid Organisation head Ivy Josiah told AFP.

"We should really be forming equality in marriage clubs," she added.

Women's rights group Empower said the club was a step back for the progress of the equality movement.

"We cannot go back to caveman days where the man pulls the woman by the hair and takes her to the cave to have his way. We must recognise that women contribute a lot more than just being a sex toy," the group's executive director Maria Chin Abdullah told AFP.

In 20, a study by a Muslim activist group found men in polygamous relationships find it difficult to meet the needs of all their wives and children, and that the result is often unhappy and cash-strapped families.


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  • Now you know why our government hospitals are a mes kampong bumpkins who are more interested in bonking like whores are in charge while their MCA masters are bonking China dolls in cheap hotels.....

  • Such a warp logic. If you are good "whore", your husband will want more of your "whores". But if you can no longer "whore" and satisfy him later, he will still discard you and go for the 2nd wife, and then 3rd wife and then 4th. If that is fulfilled and he wants more, he will the tarak the first one or the not so good "whore" and go for the 5th one and so on and so forth. And you ladies cannot say no because you want to be obedient wife. Fikiran senget

  • I can understand why the husband has 4 wives ...

  • Wow the 'whoring' club is officially openned! I just cant believe it! What a wonderful world! That means many whores will find jobs Particularly those older and with lots of experience to coach Just think we will have no more wandering husbands and we all live happily ever after.

  • Guess Rohaya wasn't a whore in bed and that's why her husband had to find 3 more wives..

  • Is this a latest UMNO joke? Dr Rohaya is such an expert on sex yet her husband has 3 other wives!!! She must be lousy at her job or in bed that he has to indulge sexually elsewhere. Yet she is trying to teach other women how to do it! This club is an insult to women and bringing Islam back to the dark ages!

  • I found this is the MOST INSANE CLUB in the world. What kind of mind these ppl are thinking? Stupid stupid stupid.

  • My wife read this stupid club article and asked a pertinent question... is Rosmah Najib's 'whore in bed'? Hmmm...maybe Dr Rohaya should have surveyed Rosmah's opinion. I wonder if '4 wives' applies to Najib as well. So far we know his taste is quite exotic, extending to Mongolian recipes, yes?

  • Perhaps RPK is right. To these people, Islam is all about SEX.

  • This is really very degrading to women. Men do not want a wife to satisfy him in bed only. He needs a home out of a house, not a whore in bed, he wants intellectual challenge and not a dumbwit woman, he wants the woman to be quiet when he wants silence, he wants the woman to love his parents and not nag at him on when his parents are going back home, and in the same way, the husband should also reciprocate. This is really disgusting especially coming from a Dr and a muslim as well.

  • It looks like Obedient Wives Club is another chapter in the search for sex obsession. We have enough of sodomy, sex video clips, peeping Toms, khalwat, incest, hotel raids . Now we have another to join their ranks. It appears that some people have nothing more important to do in life: it is sex, sex, sex .Instead of going for superficial things, go for substantive things: boost the economy, make all GLCs progressive and profitable, reduce snatch-thefts, reduce crime rates , reduce rape cases, reduce the prices of houses, reduce the prices of foodstuff, reduce pollution, reduce the stench in public toilets, reduce traffic congestion, reduce suicide rates, reduce corruption rate, reduce excess in Cabinet posts, reduce overseas trips for Ministers and their wives, reduce racism, reduce religious intolerance, reduce deaths in police cells. All these reductions will make Malaysians happy and contented; not sex, sex, sex!

  • No wonder CSL was such a great performer! He had good assistants like Dr Rohaya!

  • Shouldn't this club's President-For-Life be the notorious boor and sexist Bung Mokhtar Radin? He's tailor-made for the role.

Saturday, 4 June 2011

Professionals Will Now Dictate the Future Direction of PAS

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Mohamad Sabu sah menang kerusi jawatan timbalan presiden PAS dalam percubaan kali kedua dengan menewaskan dua calon termasuk penyandangnya Nasharudin Mat Isa, sekali gus menyaksikan barisan kepimpinan parti itu kali ini dikuasai kumpulan profesional.

PhotobucketMohamad Sabu melambai ke arah perwakilan selepas diumumkan menang jawatan timbalan presiden. Mohamad, bekas naib presiden, memperoleh 420 undi — keputusan yang dilihat menarik perhatian banyak pihak di dalam dan luar parti itu.

Nasharudin yang menyandang jawatan itu sejak 2005 hanya menerima 224 undi manakala seorang lagi calon Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man mendapat 399 undi.

Pemilihan PAS diadakan setiap dua tahun sekali.

Selepas tewas pemilihan 2009 Mohamad yang mesra dipanggil “Mat Sabu” dilantik sebagai ahli jawatankuasa kerja PAS pusat.
(photo courtesy of Malaysian Insider)

Di peringkat naib presiden Salahuddin Ayub dan Datu Mahfuz Omar mengekalkan kerusi masing-masing dan Datuk Paduka Husam Musa kembali dipilih ke jawatan itu.

Salahuddin menerima undi terbanyak iaitu 753, Husam di tempat kedua dengan 660 undi manakala Mahfuz 616 undi.

Tiga lagi calon iaitu Idris Ahmad, Datuk Mohd Omar Abdulalh dan Datuk Seri Nizar Jamaluddin masing-masing menerima 491, 321 dan 217 undi.

Dalam pada itu, kerusi ahli jawatankuasa kerja pusat yang menawarkan 18 tempat, dua pertiganya dikuasai oleh kumpulan profesional atau sering dilabel sebagai puak Erdogan.

Seramai 53 calon bertanding kerusi ahli jawatankuasa kerja pusat kali ini.
  • Pengerusi Anak Mazlan Aliman mendapat undi terbanyak iaitu 804 dan disusuli oleh:
  • Dr Hatta Ramli (765),
  • Datuk Kamaruddin Jaafar (739),
  • peguam PAS Hanipa Maidin (735),
  • Menteri Besar Kedah Datuk Seri Azizan Abdul Razak (721),
  • Ahli Parlimen Kuala Selangor Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad (702),
  • Ahli Parlimen Parit Buntar Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa (651),
  • Ahli Parlimen Shah Alam Khalid Samad (643),
  • Abdul Ghani Shamsuddin (579),
  • Amiruddin Hamzah (576),
  • Ahli Parlimen Kuala Terengganu Abdul Wahid Endut (556),
  • Datuk Abu Bakar Chik (527),
  • Exco Kerajaan Negeri Kelantan Datuk Mohd Amar Abdullah (470),
  • Datuk Dr Mahfodz Mohamed dari Johor (449),
  • Ahli Parlimen Kota Raja dan
  • Timbalan Ketua Muslimat Dr Siti Mariah Mahmud (445),
  • Pesuruhjaya PAS Selangor Datuk Dr Hasan Ali (437),
  • Abdul Ghani Abdul Rahman (430) dan
  • bekas ketua Muslimat Nuridah Salleh (416).