Thursday, August 20, 2009

[Highlight] Random night with 50mm

[Highlight] Random night with 50mm


Random night with 50mm

Posted: 20 Aug 2009 09:30 AM PDT

I don't really mount the Canon EF f/1.8 50mm II lens so often right now but I still like the lens a lot, it's still the sharpest to me at the moment but it's just the focal length that bothers me. Anyway, it still takes superb photo which I like! I wonder how well will it be on a full frame body. However, getting a full frame body will still be a long long way to me, I think I'll stick with my 400D for another year or two. It's still doing good with me and I take it anywhere I go.

Currently using a Tamron f/2.8 17-50mm as my multipurpose walkaround lens. Just 2 days ago, I removed the lens and mounted it with the 50mm and take it out with me to the tuition class. Snapped some shots of course. =)

IMG_9645 by you. IMG_9653 by you.IMG_9657 by you.

IMG_9655 by you.

IMG_9665 by you.

IMG_9669 by you.

Suzuki Swift's dashboard.

IMG_9698 by you.

Khalil Fang's new album, Timeless on my iTouch. Have been listening the new album for a while. Like it.


Era Najib Altantuya : Polis Tidak Profesyenal, Siasatan Berdasarkan Fitnah Di Blog Tanpa Nama

Posted: 20 Aug 2009 09:27 AM PDT

Kerajaan Negeri Selangor kecewa dengan pihak polis yang cuba mencari kesalahan Exco Pakatan Rakyat dengan menjalankan siasatan ke atas pegawai kerajaan negeri hanya berdasarkan maklumat daripada laman web blog.

Exco Kerajaan Negeri Selangor Dr Xavier Jeyakumar berkata, tindakan pihak polis mengambil keterangan pegawai kerajaan di Pejabat Setiausaha Kerajaan Negeri Selangor hari ini adalah tidak profesional dan menakutkan pegawai kerajaan.

"Pihak polis sewajarnya menjalankan siasatan berdasarkan bukti kukuh untuk dijadikan rujukan, dan bukannya secara rambang dan tanpa asas."

"Sekiranya sumber dari blog dapat menjadi kayu ukur kepada sesuatu siasatan, maka sebahagian besar wakil rakyat, Exco serta Menteri juga harus disiasat kerana nama mereka secara luas dikaitkan dengan kes-kes tertentu dan disebarkan melalui blog," kata Xavier.

Xavier berkata demikian dalam sidang media yang diadakan selepas pihak polis mengambil keterangan saksi daripada dua orang pegawai kerajaan. Exco yang turut hadir ialah Ean Yong Hian Wah.

Tambah Xavier, tindakan polis ini adalah satu lagi bukti institusi polis dan agensi lain seperti Suruhanjaya Pencegah Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM) digunakan dan dikerah sepenuhnya oleh Barisan Nasional untuk menjatuhkan Pakatan Rakyat di Selangor.

Pegawai Turus Siasatan Jenayah Komersial, Mohamed Osman dan Pegawai Siasatan Unit Siber Multimedia, Azizi Abdul Halim tiba di Pejabat SUK Selangor kira-kira 12 petang ini untuk mengambil keterangan saksi ekoran laporan polis yang dibuat berhubung dengan dakwaan pejabat Exco digunakan oleh kongsi gelap yang disiarkan di dalam blog Ahli Parlimen Wangsa Maju Wee Choo Keong.

Menurut Mohamed, tiada nama spesifik yang ditujukan dalam laporan polis tersebut. Walau bagaimanapun Mohamed yang enggan mendedahkan nama individu yang membuat laporan polis pada 12 Julai itu memaklumkan bahawa pihak polis akan menjalankan siasatan yang sama di pejabat Exco selainnya.

Kerani Ean Yong, Norazah Binti Ismail dan kerani Ronnie Liu, Siti Fairos Shohaime telah memberi keterangan di pejabat Exco masing-masing bermula 1 petang dan berakhir 3:30 petang. Buku pelawat pejabat Exco Ronnie Liu dirampas sebagai bahan bukti.

Ean Yong dalam sidang media yang sama juga menegaskan pihak kerajaan bersedia bekerjasama dengan pihak polis dan berharap agar pihak polis dapat menjalankan tugas dengan profesional. -selagorkini


MAN WOMAN

Posted: 20 Aug 2009 09:25 AM PDT


SIMILAR situations had happened before in Malaysia, and even Sabah. Am just wondering why such doubts could be allowed to go on and on right up to the highest level of competition - a world championship.

WOMEN 800-METER CHAMP A MAN?
BERLIN (AP)—A day after winning her first 800-meter world title amid a gender-test controversy, the father of South African teenager Caster Semenya dismissed speculation his daughter is not a woman.

The 18-year-old runner's father, Jacob, told the Sowetan newspaper: "She is my little girl. … I raised her and I have never doubted her gender. She is a woman and I can repeat that a million times."

Semenya dominated her rivals to win the 800 on Wednesday despite revelations that surfaced earlier in the day that she was undergoing a gender test. Her dramatic improvement in the 800 and 1,500, muscular build and deep voice sparked speculation about her gender. MORE


Era Najib Altantuya : Blogger UMNO Nak Samakan Calon PAS Dengan Kebobrokan Pemimpin Mereka

Posted: 20 Aug 2009 09:00 AM PDT

Setelah terbongkar isu calon BN, Rohaizat Othman yang pecah amanah, kini terdapat pihak tertentu dipercayai blogger picisan UMNO ingin menyamakan perangai bobrok pemimpin UMNO mereka yang rasuah dengan akhlak pemimpin PAS.

Dengan melakukan tuduhan kononnya calon PAS untuk pilihanraya kecil DUN Permatang Pasir yang didakwanya telah menggelapkan wang parti sebanyak RM600,000 jelas merupakan satu pembohongan paling besar kerana PAS tidak pernah mempunyai wang tabungan sebegitu besar apatah lagi dikaitkan dengan pemimpin PAS yang masyarakat umum telah kenal tidak pernah menyamai walau seinci kebobrokan pemimpin-pemimpin UMNO yang sentiasa terpalit dengan rasuah.

Timbalan Pesuruhjaya PAS Pulau Pinang, Mujahid Yusof hari ini menafikan sekeras-kerasnya beliau pernah mendakwa calon PAS Permatang Pasir, Ustaz Salleh Man menggelapkan wang tabung pilihan raya PAS negeri.

"Saya cabar pihak-pihak yang mendakwa saya ini supaya memberikan bukti terhadap dakwaan ini dan jadilah anak jantan jangan pakai baling batu sembunyi tangan sahaja," kata Mujahid kepada Harakahdaily.

Mujahid menjawab laporan yang mendakwa beliau dan Zulkifli Mat Lazim, bekas Ketua Penerangan PAS Pulau Pinang mendakwa Salleh menggelapkan wang parti.

Dakwaan itu dibuat dalam dua laman web iaitu yang pro Umno dan laman web milik editor sebuah akhbar harian berbahasa Inggeris. Kebiasaannya, selepas keluar dalam blognya, ia akan keluar dalam akhbar harian itu pula.

Menurut Mujahid, pribadi Ustaz Salleh adalah terpuji dan tidak akan membuat kerja-kerja sedemikian.

"Kalau mahu membuat dakwaan pun biarlah beradab dan penuh akhlak. Biarlah ada hujjah bukan pakai hentam sahaja," katanya.

Editor berkenaan menulis, ketika isu calon BN yang digantung oleh Majlis Peguam sukar untuk mati, kini timbul pula cerita tentang calon PAS menggelapkan wang RM600,000.

Ia dilaporkan oleh satu blog yang dimiliki oleh penyokong Umno, Zakhir Mohamad, tulisnya.

Di blog Zakhir pula, laporan mengenainya dibuat. Zakhir menulis tentang kehilangan wang RM600,000 itu dan dakwaan ini, tulisnya, dibuat oleh Mujahid dan Zulkifli Mat Lazim.


POLITICS

Posted: 20 Aug 2009 08:59 AM PDT

PLEASE do not get excited. Am posting this for file purposes. Just in case the readers miss the point, PR is on a one-to-one contest with BN for the seat which fell vacant when the PR representative passed away. Expect more exciting news...

PERMATANG PASIR BY-ELECTION TWISTS
PERMATANG PASIR, Aug 20 — The pressure on Barisan Nasional candidate Rohaizat Othman to withdraw is mounting following the revelation today by his former legal firm partner that the Umno politician was fully involved in the scandal that led to his disbarment.

Just minutes after Yusri Ishak surfaced at a press conference here to deny the allegations made by Umno leaders that he was the person who had failed to return RM161,000 in clients' funds, Pakatan Rakyat leaders took full advantage of it, castigating Rohaizat's integrity as a leader and demanding that he withdraw from contesting.MORE


Back to work, woman!

Posted: 20 Aug 2009 06:57 AM PDT

During our Family Day early this month, I did inform a few of my clients that I'd be in Bali for the whole of last week. Since they were the ones who would regularly call me, it was best if they knew I was overseas. I was hoping none of my clients would call me while my phone was on international roaming.

On the very first day in Bali, I received a text message from Lin's number. The message however, was not from Lin, but from her daughter. She wanted to inform me that Lin had fainted while she was at her goreng pisang stall and had to be warded at the hospital near their home. I replied to say I was in Bali, and that if they needed anything, to call me after the 15th.

A few days later a text message came in from Yah. She as always, kept asking about the monthly financial aid - why it was late and whether the financial aid was stopped. No matter how many times I told this woman I was in no position to determine the monthly financial aid she gets, she keeps on pestering me whenever the money comes in late.

I was having my lunch when her SMS came, so I delayed replying. But when she didn't get my reply, she called! I didn't answer, thinking I'd reply her message once I finish my lunch. But she kept on calling... thrice!! I then replied her message immediately, saying I was in Bali and that I didn't have any clue about her monthly financial aid. Aduh, nak makan kat Bali pun tak senang...

On Friday, a call came in from a private number. One of my colleagues who came together to Bali had called me earlier and the number appeared as a private number, so I figured it could be her. But when I answered the call, the caller was Nuri - another client of mine who last called me more than a year ago! Of all days, she had to call me when I was in Bali!!

Anyway, after I came back, I called Lin to find out why she had to be warded. According to her, the doctor said her blood level was low. Will need to get more details when I visit her, hopefully soon.

On Wednesday a colleague who was on clinic duty then, called me up to inform me about a new client. Although another buddy was assigned to that client, my number was still given to the lady as my colleague thought she may be more comfortable talking to me. You see, this lady, a single mom, not working, stays in an ulu orang asli village, without any phones whatsoever. To call, she'd need to go to the nearest town and call from a public phone.

Well, she hasn't called me yet. I will have to wait for her to call, and then maybe meet her somewhere in town and bring her home, so at least next time I know how to get to her house.

Other than that, I've also got a package sent to me by post, containing new and used clothes to be distributed to the poor families. And some money too have been banked into my account, for me to buy whatever household needs for the poor families.

Yesterday I went shopping for my own household needs. Today I went shopping to buy the needs for the poor HIV infected/affected families. There were already a few bags of rice at the Buddies center, so I didn't buy rice. I bought flour, sugar, margerine, cooking oil, milk, canned food etc for 4 families. When I got to the cashier, she asked, "Makcik nak buat kuih ke?"

Little did she know that for my own kuih raya, all I have to do is to wait for my siblings to balik kampung for Raya... hehehe...

After shopping, I went straight to Buddies center. I had promised a group of trainees from a teachers training college in Ipoh that I'd meet up with them for some sort of interview. They were doing a project paper and they had chosen the topic of HIV/AIDS. Searching through the internet, they got hold of Buddies blog site and emailed us. Short notice, but since I was free, I agreed. 4 of them came, although they got to our center rather late as they had problems getting a transport. But they did come, and we had a good session. They may even be interested to organise talks and exhibitions at their college in future. I told them we'd be glad to help out as long as they don't give too short a notice like they did this time!

Anyway, my car is now loaded with groceries etc. and I intend to start my house visits this Saturday.

Bali trip is over, get back to work, woman!!

p/s

To all Muslims, have a blessed Ramadhan!


NARROW IS THE WAY THAT LEADS TO LIFE...

Posted: 20 Aug 2009 08:32 AM PDT


najib altantuya Better for PKFZ dispute to be resolved 'amicably' - nizar nizar

Posted: 20 Aug 2009 08:01 AM PDT


Era Najib Altantuya : Yusri Berang Dikambinghitamkan

Posted: 20 Aug 2009 07:15 AM PDT

Kontroversi kes pecah amanah wang Koperasi Pekebun Kecil Getah Pulau Pinang Berhad yang membabitkan calon Umno-BN Rohaizat Othman semakin jelas dengan pendedahan bekas rakan kongsinya.

Individu terbabit, Yusri Isahak, dalam satu sidang akhbar hari ini berkata Rohaizat terbabit sepenuhnya dalam kes penyelewengan wang milik para pekebun getah itu.

"Saya amat berani kerana kejadian yang berlaku sekarang dan saya amat menghormati diri saya. Saya tidak takut dengan mana-mana pihak sama ada berdebat atau berbincang secara terbuka atau tertutup tiada masalah.

"Saya berharap dengan penjelasan ini saya dapat membersihkan diri saya dari di kambing hitamkan dalam kes kecuaian Rohaizat yang membawa kepada pembatalan pendaftaran beliau sebagai peguam bela dan peguam cara," katanya.

Rohaizat dicalonkan Umno-BN untuk merampas kerusi Dun N11 Permatang Pasir dari Pakatan Rakyat. Umno berhadapan dalam pertandingan satu-lawan-satu dengan calon Pas Mohd Salleh Man Mat Aji.

Rohaizat disenarai hitam lembaga disiplin Majlis Peguam Malaysia tahun lepas selepas beliau didapati menggunakan wang milik pekebun-pekebun kecil untuk kepentingan kawan-kawan.

Majlis Peguam berkata ia membabitkan lebih RM161,000 wang pekebun getah.

Rohaizat seterusnya mencabar keputusan Majlis Peguam di mahkamah, namun Mahkamah Tinggi mengekalkan hukuman tersebut, lima hari sebelum Umno mencalonkan beliau sebagai calon parti perkauman itu dalam Pilihanraya Kecil N11 Permatang Pasir.

Umno menepis persoalan orang-ramai dan beralasan penyenaraian hitam kerana menyeleweng wang milik pekebun-pekebun kecil bukanlah satu kes jenayah.

Umno juga mendakwa Rohaizat telah membayar semula wang pekebun-pekebun kecil, serta mendakwa Rohaizat di hukum Majlis Peguam untuk kesalahan yang dilakukan oleh rakan kongsi, iaitu Yusri Ishak.

Majlis Peguam dan Yusri Isahak menafikan semua dakwaan Umno ini.

"Sebarang urusan pembelian tanah tersebut dan pengunaan wang koperasi dibuat dengan pengetahauan dan penglibatan Rohaizat. Mana mungkin pengaliran keluar masuk wang dalam syarikat tidak diketahui kerana rohaizat yang juga penandatangan yang sah untuk akaun-akaun tersebut.

"Para peguam saya sedang memulakan tindakan undang-undang saman fitnah terhadap beberapa individu yang dengan jelas, terang serta nyata menyatakan bahawa saya lah yang telah mengelapkan duit atau menyalahgunakan wang syarikat.

"Saya tidak menafikan sebarang penyelewengan berlaku, saya ingin menyatakan di sini bahawa segala perjalanan pentadbiran ofis dan pengeluaran cek-cek kemasukan fail-fail semua dilakukan melalui perbincangan dengan rakan kongs. Ertinya apa yang dilakukan oleh rakan kongsi saya dan saya sepatutnya ditanggung oleh kedua-dua belah pihak bukan satu pihak sahaja," katanya.

Rohaizat dan Yusri adalah rakan kongsi di firma Saif Ariff and Rohaizat yang beribu pejabat di Butterworth, Pulau Pinang.

Koperasi Pekebun Getah Kecil Pulau Pinang Berhad adalah klien Rohaizat. Menurut Yusri, sebelum penyelewengan berlaku, sebuah bank telah meluluskan pinjaman RM320,000 kepada koperasi terbabit.

Menurutnya, wang yang akan digunakan untuk membeli sebuah tanah bagi pihak koperasi itu telah di depositkan ke akaun klien di firma guaman Rohaizat.

Yusri mendedahkan calon Umno ini menggunakan wang milik pekebun-pekebun kecil itu bernilai RM100,00 untuk membantu seorang kawan membiayai pembelian tanah bernilai RM130,000.

Menurut Yusri, kawan kepada calon Umno ini sepatutnya membayar semula wang milik koperasi ini kepada Rohaizat namun gagal berbuat demikian.

Menurutnya, Rohaizat kemudiannya membeli tanah tersebut dengan tujuan untuk menjual tanah itu dan membayar balik wang milik koperasi, namun gagal.


"Setelah gagal membayar balik pinjaman Rohaizat telah berbincang dan bersetuju untuk mengambil alih milik tanah berkenaan dan melupuskan pinjaman tersebut. Malangnya firma gagal menjual sebahagian tanah tersebut dan gagal bayar semula wang koperasi yang digunakan,"katanya.

Yusri juga mendedahkan Rohaizat sekali lagi menggunakan wang milik pekebun-pekebun kecil untuk membantu seorang lagi kawannya, yang merupakan pengarah di sebuah syarikat pemaju perumahan.

Selain itu, Yusri berkata Rohaizat turut dikatakan menggunakan wang milik pekebun-pekebun kecil ini untuk menguruskan cawangan Saif Ariff and Rohaizat di Ipoh. -TVA



najib altantuya: Wong at MACC to give statement - teoh beng hock nizar

Posted: 20 Aug 2009 07:19 AM PDT

BREAKING NEWS UPDATED 9.52PM His lawyers have agreed with the MACC to allow their client to be questioned until late night so that a remand order is not necessary to hold him. [VIDEO INSIDE]MORE


I Have Never Forgotten You

Posted: 20 Aug 2009 06:49 AM PDT

The Life and Legacy of Simon Wiesenthal. I Have Never Forgotten You is a comprehensive look at the life and legacy of Simon Wiesenthal, the famed Nazi hunter and humanitarian. Narrated by Academy-Award winner Nicole Kidman. This is an inspirational movie on one man's fight and tenacious committment to hunt down all the Nazis who committed atrocities, when the world did not care. This was during World War 2, he relates his experiences and his perserverance in giving justice to the dead.



This documentary is 1 hour and 45 minutes long. You need broadband to view this. You will not regret this historical event. Many youngsters nowadays do not know what this was all about. It is time to expose them to this. War Crimes Tribunals set up was due to him. He was a Jew, I believe our Great Leader was trying to emulate a Jew with his hypocritical shindigs.


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An Arrogant Prick

Posted: 20 Aug 2009 06:22 AM PDT

That is the quality of Ministers, Malaysia has. Looking down on poor reporters from a lofty height. He forgets that it is the people who put him there. Typical arrogance of our Ministers. Well, he will have a mighty fall, come the next elections. Rais, you want to censor this with your crappy internet filter? That was the purpose of your suggestion on censoring the internet. So that people do not see your PMS behaviour and comments of the rakyat on your arrogance. A dinorsaur, in this time and age.



Well, we know your standards, pretty lowdown, trying to humiliate and mock a poor reporter. So what if he does not speak the language? You and your whole horde of good for nothing politicians were and still responsible for this sorry state of affairs on language proficiency.


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Era Najib Altantuya : SPRM Sengaja Cari Pasal

Posted: 20 Aug 2009 07:09 AM PDT

Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM) sengaja mencari pasal dengan pembantu-pembantu Exco, kata Exco Kerajaan Tempatan, Kajian dan Penyelidikan, Ronnie Liu.

Beliau berkata, tujuan sebenar SPRM adalah untuk membabitkan beliau dalam penyiasatan kes peruntukan DUN, namun menggunakan pembantu khas sebagai mangsa terlebih dahulu.

"Saya rasa dia cari pasal dengan Wong kerana Wong pembantu khas saya, target SPRM adalah saya, tapi saya tak paham mereka pergi kepada wong, mengapa tidak terus kepada saya, saya boleh jawab," katanya.


Katanya, Wong Chuan How, Pembantu Khasnya di DUN Sungai Pelek hari ini dipanggil memberi keterangan sebagai orang yang disyaki menyeleweng, bermula jam 8 pagi tadi di Pejabat SPRM di Putrajaya.

Beliau ditemani peguam yang dilantik Kerajaan Negeri, Imran Hadzalie Abdul Hamid mengikut Pekeliling Setiausaha Kerajaan Negeri Selangor, Bilangan 4 Tahun 2009.

Mengenai siasatan yang mungkin membabitkan beliau, Ronnie berkata, tiada apa yang ingin ditakuti dengan penyiasatan terhadap peruntukan DUN tersebut kerana semuanya dilakukan secara berhemah.

"Kita tahu apa yang kita buat, semua prosidur kita ikut, prosidur ditetapkan kerajaan yang terdahulu,

"kalau mereka rasa mekanisma yang digunakan selama 50 tahun takda masalah takan kita rasa tiada masalah, kita guna mekansma selama setahun, yang ada problem adalah barisan nasional, mereka ada record menghabiskan peruntukan sebanyak 500 ribu atau 600 ribu," katanya.

Mengenai siasatan yang dijalankan di luar bangunan SUK, seperti yang diputuskan oleh Menteri Besar, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim dalam mesyuarat Exco 22 Julai lalu, Ronnie berkata ia akan tetap diteruskan.

"Peraturan yang dihantar oleh menteri besar bagi pihak exco masih lagi dikekalkan walaupun AG(Peguam Negara) yang mengatakan mereka akan mencabar, kita akan menunggu cabaran itu, sebelum itu berlaku secular itu dikekalkan jadi mana pegawai kerajaan apabila siasatan diperlukan mereka ada hak untuk mengunakan peguam dan semua kos ditanggung oleh kerajaan negeri sendiri," katanya. -TVS


Era Najib Altantuya : ISA Tetap Zalim Walau Dipinda

Posted: 20 Aug 2009 06:39 AM PDT

Selagi unsur tahan tanpa bicara masih dikekalkan, selagi itulah Akta Keselamatan Dalam Negeri (ISA) akan dikenali sebagai akta zalim yang menidakkan hak asasi manusia.

Pengerusi Gerakan Mansuhkan ISA, Syed Ibrahim syed Noh menasihati rakyat Malaysia agar tidak terkeliru dalam isu kezaliman akta penjajah ini. Beliau berkata demikian merujuk kepada pengumuman Menteri Keselamatan Dalam Negeri, Datuk Seri Hishamuddin Hussien bahawa tempoh siasatan tersebut akan dipendekkan dari tempoh sebelum ini iaitu selama 60 hari.

Menurut beliau, GMI tetap dengan pendirian bagi mewakili suara rakyat di negara ini yang mahukan akta kontroversi itu dimansuhkan sama-sekali dan bukannya hanya dipinda.

"Sebagimana yang kita katakan dulu, tak main la pinda-pinda ni. Kita kena mansuh terus. sekiranya ada aspek tahan tanpa bicara undang-undang itu sama seperti apa yang ada sekarang. Cuma dia nak pendekkan masa, dia nak tubuhkan satu badan menyiasatlah, tapi apabila ada lagi elemen tanpa bicara, ISA itu tetap ISA" kata Syed Ibrahim.

Katanya lagi apa yang cuba dilakukan oleh Menteri Keselamatan Dalam Negeri, Datuk Seri Hishamuddin Hussien hanyalah sebagai langkah pengubahsuaian tetapi perkara pokok dalam akta tersebut tidak disentuh langsung.

Setiap warganegara, kata Syed Ibrahim, berhak diadili di mahkamah. Beliau percaya mereka yang berkepentingan dalam akta berkenaan seboleh-bolehnya tidak akan membenarkan akta tersebut dimansuhkan.

"Kita jangan terpedaya dengan apa saranan untuk meminda ini, selagi ada elemen tanpa bicara, pindaan tidak membuat pindaan yang menyeluruh dan dimansuhkan dan kalau pun ada undang-undang lain, boleh tetapi ianya mestilah ada elemen-elemen perbicaraan dan membenarkan proses perbicaraan serta mahkamah".

Menurut beliau, kementerian yang berkenaan perlu lebih prihatin terhadap pemansuhan ISA kerana usul tersebut datangnya dari suara majoriti di negara ini.

Pada 1 Ogos lalu, kira-kira 30 ribu rakyat Malaysia berkumpul di hadapan Kompleks membeli-belah Sogo, Masjid Jamek dan Masjid Negara sebagai membantah akta zalim tersebut.

"Mereka rasa mereka tidak perlu merasa tekanan untuk membuat perubahan, sebenarnya mereka memang tertekan kerana majoriti bukan sahaja orang Melayu tetapi orang Cina dan India memang setuju supaya undang-undang ini dimansuhkan. Jadi tekanan itu wujud tetapi untuk membuat pindaan dan sebagainya, mereka takut mereka nampak seperti rakyat tekan dan mereka terpaksa ubah".




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Era Najib Altantuya : SPRM dan Polis Jadikan Malaysia Spt Afrika (updated)

Posted: 20 Aug 2009 06:40 AM PDT

Ketua Umum Parti Keadilan Rakyat Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim menyifatkan tindakan pemerintah menggunakan agensi kerajaan menutup gejala rasuah di kalangan pemimpin Umno-BN menyebabkan Malaysia tidak ubah seperti negara dunia keempat benua Afrika.

Beliau mepersoalkan tindakan SPRM dan polis yang terang-terangan menutup sebelah mata terhadap jenayah rasuah yang dilakukan pimpinan kerajaan adalah amat menghampakan.

Menurutnya lagi, pelbagai kes yang dilakukan Umno-BN antaranya komisen RM400juta pembelian kapal selam Scorpene dan isu istana kraton jutaan ringgit milik mantan Menteri Besar Selangor Datuk Seri Mohamad Khir Toyo langsung tidak disiasat.
"Apa yang penting dan perlu diingat mengapa Malaysia di tahun 2009 jadi macam Afrika hulu? Mahu tangkap suka-suka, mahu tendang suka-suka, mereka ingat negeri ini negeri bapa mereka, ini negeri kita bukan negeri bapa mereka.

"Apa ini? Ia menjadi bahan ketawa polis berperangai seperti ini, SPRM seperti ini, ia jadi bahan ketawa. Berbilion ringgit dicuri tapi semuanya ditutup dan tidak perlu disiasat," katanya pada Majlis Penerangan Rakyat di Permatang Pasir semalam.

Anwar berkata rahsia kepada pembentukan sebuah negara bersatu, harmoni dan berwibawa adalah urustadbir yang baik, mesra rakyat dan dipercayai mampu berubah dan bekerja dengan lebih baik.

Umno-BN sebalik berubah ganas dan menggunakan kekerasan bagi menghadapi kritikan. Menurut pemimpin reformasi itu lagi, Umno-BN menggelarnya pengkhianat Melayu kerana ia ketandusan alasan untuk mengalih perhatian rakyat dari kematian Setiausaha Politik Exco Kerajaan Negeri Selangor, Teoh Beng Hock.

"Saya berjuang untuk Melayu, Cina, India dan seluruh rakyat Malaysia. Cara Umno sangat kotor buat poster saya anti Melayu supaya saya jadi seorang Melayu sebenar. Saya tidak perlu buktikan kepada Umno biar orang Melayu yang tentukan," katanya.

Dalam perkembangan lain beliau berkata, Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang kini jauh lebih baik berbanding kerajaan terdahulu kerana berjaya membantu golongan miskin tegar di Kepala Batas yang dahulunya merupakan kawasan mantan Perdana Menteri Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

Anwar berkata kerajaan Pakatan Rakyat di Pulau Pinang dapat dijayakan sebagai kerajaan rakyat hanya sekiranya pengundi memilih wakil-wakil rakyat yang berwibawa, berani untuk tampil ke hadapan dan berhujah, serta yang terutama sekali berintegriti tinggi.




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Era Najib Altantuya : Wang Palsu RM300 Untuk Undi BN

Posted: 20 Aug 2009 06:22 AM PDT

Seorang penduduk di kawasan Permatang Pasir hari ini menemui tiga keping kertas cetakan menyerupai wang RM100 bersama nota memintanya mengundi calon BN pada pilihan raya keci, 25 Ogos ini, lapor Bernama.

Salim Abdul Hamid, 60-an, dari Kampung Petani, berkata beliau menemui sampul surat yang diselitkan di bawah pintu rumahnya ketika terjaga dari tidur pada 2 pagi tadi.

"Pada mulanya saya ingat duit betul tetapi bila pegang kertas berkenaan ia rasa lain dan nombor siri pada semua wang palsu itu juga adalah sama," katanya kepada pemberita.

Beliau berkata bersama "wang" berkenaan terdapat sekeping nota berbunyi "tolong undi calon BN".

"Saya tidak pasti siapa yang letak sampul itu, tetapi ada beberapa jiran turut dapat sampul berisi wang berkenaan," katanya.

Pengarah Pilihan Raya PAS Datuk Mahfuz Omar berharap pihak terlibat menghentikan perbuatan berkenaan kerana ia akan mengelirukan pengundi di situ.

"Saya tidak tuduh sesiapa, tetapi pihak yang terlibat atau mempunyai kaitan dengan perkara berkenaan, tolong hentikan peekara ini," katanya.

Pilihan raya kecil bagi kerusi DUN Pulau Pinang kawasan Permatang Pasir melibatkan calon BN Rohaizat Othman dan calon PAS Mohd Salleh Man.

Kerusi itu kosong akibat kematian penyandangnya Datuk Mohd Hamdan Abdul Rahman pada 31 Julai lepas akibat serangan jantung.


Era Najib Altantuya : Siapa Pegawai Kanan SPRM Itu?

Posted: 20 Aug 2009 06:24 AM PDT

Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Khir Toyo tiba-tiba telah menafikan tuduhan yang terkandung di dalam surat misteri yang dipercayai ditulis oleh orang dalam SPRM yang mengaitkan beliau di dalam kosnpirasi bersama dengan pegawai siasatan SPRM untuk menjatuhkan kerajaan Pakatan Rakyat (PR) Selangor.

"Tuduhan itu tidak benar," kata mantan mentri besar Selangor tersebut dari Mekah, Saudi Arabia, apabila diberitahu mengenai surat tersebutw. "Saya tidak tahu siapa pegawai SPRM ini."

Beliau menambah beliau tidak menyedari tentang surat tersebut dan mengugut untuk mengambil tindakan undang-undang kepada mana-mana lamanweb yang menyiarkannya.

Surat itu diserahkan dua hari lalu kepada Gobind Singh Deo, peguam untuk keluarga mendiang Teoh Beng Hock, dan dihantar oleh orang yang tidak dikenali yang mendakwa "pegawai SPRM" yang meminta pihak berkenaan menyiasat pegawai kanan SPRM kerana rasuah dan penglibatannya di dalam kematian Teoh.

Surat itu yang ditulis di dalam Bahasa Melayu itu juga menamakan pegawai kanan itu sebagai orang yang terlibat secara peribadi menyoal Teoh di saat-saat terakhir sebelum beliau mati.

Surat itu juga menceritakan apa yang didakwanya berlaku ketika Teoh disoalsiasat.

Tetapi surat itu tidak menceritakan bagaimana Teoh mati di mana punca kematian beliau masih lagi dalam siasatan inkues yang ditubuhkan untuk menyiasat kematiannya.

Surat itu juga mendakwa pegawai kanan tersebut bertindak mengikut arahan Dr Mohd Khir dari masa ke semasa dari ketika beliau seorang menteri besar Selangor untuk memulakan siasatan terhadap kemungkinan wujudnya rasuah melibatkan kerajaan Pakatan Rakyat.

Di dalam surat itu, beberapa siasatan yang dipercayai melibatkan pertadbiran Dr Mohd Khir disenaraikan, dan pegawai kanan tersebut dikatakan telah melindungi beberapa kes.

Semalam, majistret Azmil Muntapha Abas, yang bertindak sebabagai koroner di dalam inkues kematian Teoh, mengarahkan pegawai polis penyiasat, ASP Ahmad Nazri Zainal, untuk menyiasat kandungan surat berkenaan dan dakwaan yang terkandung di dalamnya serta merta.

Azmil juga memberitahu para peguam yang terlibat untuk tidak mendedahkan kandungan surat berkenaan kepada sesiapa tetapi tidak mengeluarkan (arahan tegas) "gag order" seperti yang diminta oleh Tan Hock Chuan, peguam yang mengetuai kumpulan pendakwa raya dan yang memabtunya di dalam inkues berkenaan.

Tan meminta untuk dikeluarkan "gag" bagi menghalang polis yang membuat siasatan susulan berada di dalam risiko, kerana beberapa orang penting dikatakan telah dinamakan di dalam surat kontroversi berkenaan.

Tetapi Gobind, yang mewakili keluarga Teoh, menyatakan "gag" tidak semestinya akan menghalang kandungan surat tersbut dari dibocorkan.

Gobin menyatakan surat berkenaan telah diserahkan kepadanya petang Selalsa, sebaik saja beliau ingin meninggalkan mahkamahthe court here.

Sampul surat tersebut tidak dialamatkan kepadanya, tambahnya. Beliau menolak untuk menjawab kepada siapa sebenarnya surat itu ditujukan.


najib altantuya Heaven and hell Nik Aziz told to repent

Posted: 20 Aug 2009 07:46 AM PDT

Yes, only Allah has the power to determine whether one would go to heaven or hell.

That's the truth upheld not by the Muslims only but the Christians as well.

Malaysiakini reported:
He, however, admitted that he was not one who could determine "who goes to heaven or hell".

He said "only God decides to who goes to heaven or hell", but upheld his earlier statement that the Islam practised by Umno would not guarantee its supporters a place in heaven.


IS THERE A WAY OUT OF UMNO'S PREDICAMENT?

Posted: 20 Aug 2009 05:36 AM PDT

There is a saying that "a liar will try to undo a lie by concocting another lie, and this will go on until he can no longer lie". This is exactly the case of UMNO/BN Permatang Pasir by-election candidate Rohaizat Othman, who claimed that he was debarred by the Bar Council because of his partner's wrong doing, and surprisingly DPM Muhyiddin Yasin believed in him.

Now the facts of the case is out in a revelation made by Yusri Ishak, the legal partner of Rohaizat who claimed that it was the latter who had drawn out the money that was entrusted to their company, belonging to the Penang Rubber Smallholders Cooperative. And if the Disciplinary Board of the Bar Council having deliberated the case finds that Rohaizat is guilty of misconduct and was subsequently debarred, what other recourse can Rohaizat take to nullify the decision of the Bar Council. Drag the stakeholders of the cooperative and his legal partner to court? This I think will be silly of him to do.

Rohaizat is deemed fortunate that there was no complain being launched to the police by the stakeholders of the cooperative. And he is doubly lucky that his legal partner did not launched an official complain too. I now believe that Rohaizat knew that he was wrong and he was forced to concoct a lie in the hope of covering up his wrong doing What other lies will he now concoct to pacify the UMNO/BN leadership and to ease the embarrassment he had caused to the party.

I sense that there is a total failure in the UMNO/BN machinery to perform a thorough vetting of their candidate. How could they merely take the words of Rohaizat and his supporters. How could Rohaizat being a lawyer that he is, accepts the nomination knowing fully well that his case will be blown out, thus jeopardising his candidacy. Was there any effort to seek a legal opinion from among the many lawyers that UMNO has? I suppose Rohaizat was trying his luck hoping that his case will not be known, and should he wins, surely his case will be suppressed and silence. But unfortunately, luck was not in his favour.

I was talking to a lawyer friend a few days ago regarding this case, and he fully concurred with me that UMNO had missed a golden opportunity to rid the party of unsavoury candidates. It is pointless for UMNO to continue defending a 'lame duck' in the person called Rohaizat. Any amount of justification will not redeem Rohaizat's honour as a clean, honest and worthy candidate, and should he win, the party will continue to be burdened by Rohaizat's unsavoury past.


CRUSADE AGAINST CORRUPTION


The Mystery Letter - Translated Version ( English )

Posted: 20 Aug 2009 04:45 AM PDT

Translation found at comments section (written by *******, August 20, 2009 5pm )
Source: http://mt.m2day.org/2008/content/view/25886/84/


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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' Seri Dr 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 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



C Guevara



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