- Women are Naturally Selfish
- Ex Japanese Prime Minister to voice Ultraman movie
- IS KHIR TOYO POORER FOR NOT RECEIVING HIS ALLOWANCES?
- Green is healthy - bbc online
- Happy Deepavali to all my dear relatives, friends, Malaysians and to all people who celebrate this Festival of Lights all over the world
- Hamas and Hizbullah terrorists' newest nightmare?
- Stanford and South Bay
- Kenyataan Media: Dakwaan Khairy Terhadap Selangor Tutup Ketidakadilan BN
- Ean Yong furious Teoh's bank account revealed - najib altantuya nizar nizar nizar nizar nizar
- Baby food: The Green One - Ella's kitchen organic fruit
- Era Najib Altantuya : Saman Khir Toyo Tak Relevan
- Era Najib Altantuya : Ucapan Najib Tidak Serupa Bikin
- Era Najib Altantuya : SPRM Disyaki Tahu Beng Hock 'Hilang'
- '1Malaysia' overshadows Umno meet - najib altantuya nizar nizar nizar nizar
- Ben Niao - Steven Wong
- Nizar vs Zambry : 1Perak Tak Iktiraf Ganesan Sebagai Speaker
- MACC closes case on Lunas assemblyman
- Random post..
- Back to zero
- I did not force the bribe
Posted: 15 Oct 2009 10:18 AM PDT
Recently my friends criticized me for being a sexist. Don't get me wrong, i respect women very much and i would never put women down, however i am of the opinion that women are selfish creatures. One friend quickly pointed out that a mothers love, wife's love is very selfless many a times. However, those are the very traits which i consider points to the fact that women are as a matter of fact selfish. A women would die for HER man, HER children, HER everything, but not when it comes to anybody else, i fear the same does not apply.
Men on the other hand are not naturally selfish, but they are naturally violent. Now to understand my thesis, it is important that the statements are not taken absolutely. There are violent senoritas and there are real selfish bageros, different individuals have different level of selfishness. Now consider this, the female is a insecure sex, they are almost insecure about everything. Mothers go crazy about their kids because its natural, mothers are naturally crazy about their babies, just like how a hen protects its chicks. This they cant help , they are designed to sacrifice for their babies. But you might not notice this on a very hot, sexy, successful lady… why? because usually this group of ladies are secure of themselves. This is the same kind that would not want t breast feed their babies, why? Selfish… they are too bothered to feed their need to look attractive, so given the option they would not give a damn about the baby.
Compare the above with a man. A man would sacrifice for anybody who depends in him. A man is able to raise any kid, with the same love and affection that he would give his own. Now try recalling your mom or any women at all bitching about somebody elses kid. What about girl boy relationships? Now try noticing around you, when a girl goes gaga over a guy she would not care about anything else on earth, compare that to a guy. Notice most leaders are men? why not women? Cause their selfish, all they think about is themselves, and all that belongs or all that she thinks belongs to her by blood or by commitment. Men on the other hand think about the society, people, thus they usually develop deep undying love for their motherland, politics and all that. Also think about those pious people, most men commit to religious rituals because they are connected with God, women… they just do the rituals to convince themselves that they will get salvation from all the bad mouthing selfish motivated ills.
Also ever notice how mom's tend to like their boys more then girls? Why? again selfishness, cause their mind is thinking about security, a son would be able to provide/protect better then a daughter.Women want so many things in life, money, security, security, security, gold, diamond, luxury, status… i bet more women buy insurance then men (yet to be proven). Men just want women… they are always worrying about something, why? because it somehow or another is in their own interest. Im sure many women reading are allready boiling in anger, ill just throw one more thing in before i end. Ever notice how women always portray that their victimized all the time? They know they are the weaker sex, so what works best when your the weakest? Sympathy and self piety, especially against men, cos men are just suckers when it comes to women.
Posted: 15 Oct 2009 09:44 AM PDT
Former Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi has found himself a new job… as a voice actor for an upcoming live-action Ultraman movie.
The full title of the film is Giant Monster Battle: Ultra Galactic Legend The Movie, to be precise lol.
Koizumi will lend his voice as the Ultraman King, an ancient Legendary Hero in the Ultra family. The film will open in Japan on December 12.
Koizumi is one of the most of popular postwar Prime Ministers in Japan. He retired in 2006, and the political arena has been in chaos ever since. The current PM Yukio Hatoyama, amazingly, is Koizumi's 4th successor in just over three years.
Posted: 15 Oct 2009 09:44 AM PDT
It was reported that former Menteri Besar Selangor Dato' Seri Khir Toyo had on Monday 12, 2009 filed a summon at the Shah Alam High Court challenging the suspension order barring him from attending the State Legislative Assembly, to be null and void. The suspension order was issued by the Selangor State Assembly's Select Committee on Competency, Accountability and Transparency (SELCAT), after Khir Toyo had failed to attend the SELCAT session to answer allegations of abuse in the use of funds pertaining to the Selangor state investment arm (PNSB) to the tune of several millions.
It is unbelievable that PNSB could cough out RM 900,000 for an 8 days trip for Khir Toyo and his family to Morocco and Paris in 2004, supposedly to study Islamic architecture. He made many other trips subsequently with his family members all at the expense of PNSB, without ever feeling any guilt that the money he spend is not his.
Khir Toyo is also being investigated by MACC over the purchase and construction of a palatial home in Shah Alam that is said to have a market value in excess of RM20 million. Pictures of the house that Khir Toyo built and his extravagant spending of PNSB funds has been circulating in the Internet over the past few weeks. There are also talks that Khir Toyo has acquired some properties in Indonesia, and this has yet to be substantiated.
I do not know whether the Income Tax department is interested to look at Khir Toyo's tax returns since he became the Menteri Besar, knowing full well that there is a possibility that the physical wealth he has accumulated does not commensurate with his income. I am not accusing Khir Toyo of thievery, but this is the perception that Selangoreans has of him now; and me included.
In filing the summon, one of the things that Khir Toyo wants is the return of all his allowances that had been with-held following his suspension. No amount was mentioned, but I suppose it could not have been in the millions.
But despite his earlier claims that he has businesses to maintain his lifestyle and sufficient funds to built his palatial home, his summon seems to suggest that he has been made a little poorer because of the with-holding of his ADUN allowances. I am not quite sure how much is the ADUN allowance, but surely it is not sufficient to make him an instant millionaire. Or is he facing some financial difficulties to continue his extravagant lifestyle, that his allowances now becomes sort of his lifeline?
I suppose Khir Toyo need to have a feel of the 'personal financial crunch' that some Selangorean suffer during his rule. Having been at the helm of the Selangor state government for two terms and savoured so much of luxuries and good living, he now deserves to feel what others have felt with only a meager income.
CRUSADE AGAINST CORRUPTION
Posted: 15 Oct 2009 09:42 AM PDT
Green spaces 'improve health'
There is more evidence that living near a 'green space' has health benefits.Research in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health says the impact is particularly noticeable in reducing rates of mental ill health.
The annual rates of 15 out of 24 major physical diseases were also significantly lower among those living closer to green spaces.
One environmental expert said the study confirmed that green spaces create 'oases' of improved health around them.
The researchers from the VU University Medical Centre in Amsterdam looked at the health records of 350,000 people registered with 195 family doctors across the Netherlands.
Only people who had been registered with their GP for longer than 12 months were included because the study assumed this was the minimum amount of time people would have to live in an environment before any effect of it would be noticeable.
The percentages of green space within a one and three kilometre (0.62 and 1.86 miles) radius of their home were calculated using their postcode.
On average, green space accounted for 42% of the residential area within one kilometre (0.62 miles) radius and almost 61% within a three kilometre (1.86 miles) radius of people's homes.
The health benefits for most of the diseases were only seen when the greenery was within a one kilometre ( 0.62 miles ) radius of the home.
The exceptions to this were anxiety disorders, infectious diseases of the digestive system and medically unexplained physical symptoms which were seen to benefit even when the green spaces were within three kilometres of the home.
The biggest impact was on anxiety disorders and depression.
The annual prevalence of anxiety disorders for those living in a residential area containing 10% of green space within a one kilometre (0.62 miles) radius of their home was 26 per 1000 whereas for those living in an area containing 90% of green space it was 18 per 1000.
For depression the rates were 32 per 1000 for the people in the more built up areas and 24 per 1000 for those in the greener areas.
They were 21% less likely to suffer from depression in the greener areas.
Two unexpected findings were that the greener spaces did not show benefits for high blood pressure and that the relation appeared stronger for people aged 46 to 65 than for the elderly.
The researchers think the green spaces help recovery from stress and offer greater opportunities for social contacts.
They say the free physical exercise and better air quality could also contribute.
Dr Jolanda Maas of the VU University Medical Centre in Amsterdam, said: "It clearly shows that green spaces are not just a luxury but they relate directly to diseases and the way people feel in their living environments."
"Most of the diseases which are related to green spaces are diseases which are highly prevalent and costly to treat so policy makers need to realise that this is something they may be able to diminish with green spaces."
Professor Barbara Maher of the Lancaster Environment Centre said the study confirmed that green spaces create oases of improved health around them especially for children.
She said: "At least part of this 'oasis' effect probably reflects changes in air quality.
"Anything that reduces our exposure to the modern-day 'cocktail' of atmospheric pollutants has got to be a good thing."
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Posted: 15 Oct 2009 07:50 AM PDT
To my sister and her family down under. My dear relatives, not forgetting all my dear friends in Malaysia. My heartfelt wishes to all Malaysians this Deepavali, adapt, improvise and overcome, that light may prevail over evil.
May this Deepavali, let light triumph over evil in this land. Let your struggles enrich you in more ways than one.
God bless all of you.
Read this letter in Malaysiakini, about Deepavali being a forgotten festival, here in Malaysia.
Posted: 15 Oct 2009 07:44 AM PDT
Israeli Firm Patents Unmanned Helicopter. Steadicopter, an Israeli company, has developed an unmanned helicopter using patented technology that enables the chopper to stay stable while airborne. The new technology was on display at ISDEF 3 – the third annual Israel defense show, currently being held at Tel Aviv's fairgrounds.
The developers said that the unmanned helicopter can be used wherever manned helicopters are currently used, for a smaller price and with no danger to human life, and also in place of unmanned fixed wing aircraft.
The company's software engineer, Yaron Blustein, spoke with Israel National TV about the unmanned rotor-wing aircraft and emphasized that the Steadicopter was developed entirely in Israel by Israelis – down to the last screw. Israel National News
Posted: 15 Oct 2009 09:10 AM PDT
I delivered my speech Malaysia at the Crossroads: Race-based Politics, the Emergence of a Multiracial Alternative and the Road Ahead yesterday at Stanford University. As a politician, it can be unnerving speaking in front of an academic audience, but it was a good crowd and I enjoyed the experience. The crowd was a mix of students and scholars on South East Asia, Malaysians working and studying in the South Bay.
Essentially I spoke about UMNO's increased racial rhetoric from 2005 onwards has affected BN's traditional multiracial appeal, which now discredits MCA, MIC and Gerakan. I illustrated how Keadilan is Malaysia's most successful truly multiracial party and the viability of Pakatan Rakyat having faced many challenges. I also mentioned about institutional challenges and how the younger generation in Malaysia, while may be the fickle generation also offer hope for the future. Of course I referred to the current UMNO Assembly and Bagan Pinang. They engaged me with a lot of difficult questions!
The university was beautiful. We passed by the Silicon Valley on our way to Stanford, which is more of a high-end neighbourhood (Berkeley is a bit rougher - reminds me of Walthamstow and Brixton where I stayed in London). The weather was better yesterday.
After the talk, I went to Penang Village, Santa Clara. A group of twenty Malaysians - those studying and working in South Bay joined me for dinner and discussion. It was a good mix of impressive Malaysians and a pleasure to know them. Many were friends of YB Sim Tze Tzin, who spent a few years working and studying in California after graduating from UTM. Later he came back to work with me at Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's office before winning as Pantai Jerejak state assemblyman, Penang in the March 2008 elections.
We discussed many things: Bagan Pinang, opportunities for coming home and how Malaysians abroad can contribute to the cause. It lasted for nearly four hours!
The owner of the restaurant, a Penangite couple joined in our discussion. Malaysian food and company thousands of miles away from home is always welcome!
Posted: 15 Oct 2009 08:47 AM PDT
Dakwaan Ketua Pemuda Umno Khairy Jamaluddin bahawa Kerajaan Negeri Selangor tidak menunaikan janji wang hadiah RM1,000 kepada setiap anak Selangor yang ditawarkan masuk ke universiti dan menurunkan 20 peratus cukai pintu, jelasnya dibuat semata-matanya untuk mengelirukan rakyat, serta menutup ketidakadilan kerajaan persekutuan di bawah Barisan Nasional terhadap kerajaan negeri Pakatan Rakyat.
Pandangan tidak berasas berhubung dengan program kebajikan negeri Selangor itu telah dibuat dalam ucapan dasar Ketua Pemuda Umno sempena Perhimpunan Agung Pemuda Umno semalam.
Sejak Pakatan Rakyat mentadbir negeri Selangor setahun lalu, kerajaan negeri telah melaksanakan pelbagai program kebajikan di bawah Rancangan Merakyatkan Ekonomi Selangor bagi membantu golongan miskin tanpa kira kaum dan agama.
Antaranya hadiah masuk universiti RM1,000 diberikan kepada setiap anak dari keluarga berpendapatan RM1,500 ke bawah yang berjaya memasuki universiti. Setakat ini penerima melebihi 7,000 orang daripada jumlah 12,340 permohonan, dimana ada segelintir yang ditolak kerana tidak lengkap atau tidak layak. Maka dakwaan Khairy bahawa janji tidak ditunaikan adalah tidak benar.
Berhubung dengan penurunan kadar cukai pintu 20 peratus, Khairy juga wajar sedar cukai pintu atau cukai taksiran adalah sumber pendapatan utama kerajaan negeri, khasnya ketika kerajaan persekutuan tidak mengagihkan kekayaan negara secara adil kepada negeri Pakatan Rakyat.
Jika penurunan kadar cukai pintu dilaksanakan pada masa ekonomi Selangor masih belum mencapai tahap yang memuaskan, ianya pasti akan mengurangkan lagi hasil negeri lalu menyebabkan peruntukan untuk pembangunan di negeri ini tidak mencukupi.
Bagaimanapun, kerajaan negeri telahpun mengenakan pengurangan sebanyak 70 peratus ke atas denda cukai taksiran tertunggak bagi tunggakan hasil sebelum 31 Disember 2007, manakala bagi denda cukai tertunggak mulai 1 Januari hingga 30 Jun tahun 2008, pengecualian 100 peratus diberikan bagi meringankan beban rakyat.
Khairy tidak seharusnya menafikan hakikat ketidakadilan yang dilakukan kerajaan persekutuan terhadap kerajaan negeri, misalnya penyaluran sumber persekutuan kepada Jawatankuasa Keselamatan dan Kemajuan Kampung Persekutan (JKKKP) dalam negeri Selangor adalah satu penyalahgunaan kekayaan rakyat.
Kerajaan negeri akan tetap meneliti langkah menurunkan kadar cukai taksiran dari semasa ke semasa, namun apa yang lebih penting ialah kerajaan persekutan wajar berubah sikap mengamalkan semangat Federalisme dalam pentadbiran dan pengagihan kekayaan negara.
NIK NAZMI NIK AHMAD
Posted: 15 Oct 2009 08:47 AM PDT
Teoh's boss says MACC implying that he committed suicide due to money problems.
DAP's Ean Yong lashes out at MACC for attempting to tarnish Teoh's image
By Neville Spykerman
SHAH ALAM, Oct 15 — Selangor Executive Councillor Ean Yong Hian Wah today lashed out at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) for attempting to embarrass the family of Teoh Beng Hock and for tarnishing his integrity.
The Sri Kembangan state lawmaker said he regretted the move by the MACC legal director Datuk Abdul Razak Musa who told the Coroner's Court yesterday that Teoh only had RM3,611.36 in his account on July 13.
The 30-year-old political secretary to Ean Yong was called in to help the MACC in their investigations into claims that Selangor Pakatan Rakyat lawmakers were misusing state funds on July 15.
However he was found dead on a fifth floor landing of Plaza Masalam, the following afternoon. The Selangor MACC is on the 14th floor of the building but they maintained Teoh, who was only a itness in the case, was released earlier the same day.
Medical findings indicated that Teoh died after taking a fall and police had classified the case as sudden death, which is the terminology used to indicate there was no foul play involved.
But due to public outcry and disbelief, his death is subject of an ongoing inquest to determine the circumstances surrounding the fall, which is still shrouded in mystery.
Ean Yong said today that regardless of what was in Teoh's bank balance, he was unlikely to have killed himself by jumping from the 14th floor of Plaza Masalam on the morning of July 16 because he was supposed to get registered that day to his fiancee who was two months pregnant.
"I am wondering what are the true intentions and the logic behind MACC's move to raise the issue of Teoh bank balance during the inquest," he said.
According to Ean Yong MACC was trying to escape taking responsibility for Teoh's death and were looking for an excuse to confuse the public.
"The public wants answers from MACC. Is this the way they investigate and do they determine if someone is guilty of taking bribes or did not have integrity, just because they are poor?"
He said these were serious and dangerous assumptions and he called on MACC Chief Commissioner Datuk Seri Ahmad Said to explain the move to all Malaysians.
Lawyer Gobind Singh Deo, who is representing Teoh's family, objected yesterday to the move by MACC to raise the issue of his bank records.
Rajpal Singh, who is holding a watching brief for the Bar Council, also asked why MACC was prosecuting Teoh and verbally clashed with Abdul Razak in court.
However coroner Azmil Muntapha Abas allowed the bank statements to be marked as exhibits.
Posted: 15 Oct 2009 08:57 AM PDT
The Green One - a blend of apples, pears, bananas and kiwi fruits.
The Red One he took in September...simply yummy to the end!
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Posted: 15 Oct 2009 07:54 AM PDT
Tindakan mantan Menteri Besar Selangor, Datuk Seri Khir Toyo memfailkan saman terhadap Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Pilihan Khas Mengenai Keupayaan,Kebertanggungjawaban dan Ketelusan (Selcat) Selangor, Teng Chang Khim berhubung penggantungannya ibarat menidakkan proses perundangan yang sewajarnya dipatuhi.
Menteri Besar Selangor, Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim ketika diminta mengulas isu saman berkata, Khir Toyo mempunyai hak untuk berbuat demikian namun beliau harus sedar, apa yang telah dilakukan oleh Teng adalah mengikut perundangan yang sedia ada kepada mereka yang melanggar tatacara dewan.
Khir Toyo yang merupakan ADUN Sungai Panjang telah digantung selama setahun daripada menghadiri sidang DUN kerana enggan meminta maaf dalam sidang DUN sekitar Julai lalu.
Pada 15 Julai lepas, penggantungan Khir Toyo dan penarikan balik semua keistimewaannya sebagai wakil rakyat sepanjang tempoh penggantungan, diumumkan Timbalan Speaker Haniza Mohd Talha kerana gagal hadir sidang siasatan awam Selcat pada Mac lepas.
Sidang Selcat pada masa itu menyiasat penyelewengan oleh Badan Amal dan Kebajikan Isteri-isteri Selangor (Balkis).
Khir Toyo telah memfailkan saman terhadap Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Pilihan Khas Mengenai Keupayaan, Kebertanggungjawaban dan Ketelusan (Selcat) Selangor, Teng Chang Khim dan menamakan Setiausaha DUN Selangor dan kerajaan Selangor sebagai defendan.
" Saya rasa dia berhak untuk membuat tindakan di mahkamah dan kita rasa ia adalah enakmen yang diluluskan oleh BN. Undang-undang ini bukan undang-undang baru, undang-undang ini telah lama dan kita hanya melaksanakan undang-undang".
" undang-undang itu yang membenarkan dewan untuk tidak memberikan atau membenarkan mereka yang tidak hadir dan melanggar tatacara dewan. Dan perkara ini telah dilaksanakan oleh dewan-dewan yang lepas. Dewan undangan negeri Selangor pernah juga menghalau dan tidak membenarkan ahli dewan menghadiri dewan sebelum ini. Bukan pada 2008, bukan juga 2009 tetapi sebelumnya" ujar beliau.
Khir Toyo yang juga ketua pembangkang di DUN Selangor memfailkan saman pemula melalui peguamnya MM Athimulan di pejabat pendaftar Mahkamah Tinggi Shah Alam.
Beliau mendakwa penggantungannya adalah tidak sah dan terbatal.
Athimulan berkata Khir Toyo menuntut ganti rugi berhubung elaun yang ditarik balik sepanjang penggantungannya, emolumen dan relif lain yang difikirkan sesuai dan wajar oleh mahkamah selain hak beliau untuk kembali menghadiri persidangan DUN akan datang tanpa halangan daripada mana-mana pihak terutama Speaker DUN.
Khir Toyo dalam sidang akhbar itu berkata beliau berharap mahkamah dapat membuat keputusan dengan cepat supaya beliau dapat menghadiri persidangan dewan untuk pembentangan bajet. -TVS
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Posted: 15 Oct 2009 07:32 AM PDT
Ucapan Presiden Umno Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak disambut pemerhati politik dengan nada skeptik.
Ucapan beliau merasmikan Perhimpunan Agong Umno 2009, Najib berkata Umno komited kepada kepedulian rakyat dan tidak mabukkan kuasa.
"Selepas tragedi 13 Mei 1969 para pemimpin Umno boleh memilih untuk tidak meneruskan demokrasi yang telah digalas. Umno juga boleh memutuskan untuk mewujudkan kerajaan satu parti atau menyokong sahaja angkatan tentera melakukan kudeta.
"Umno berusaha keras untuk mengembalikan demokrasi dalam masa hanya 18 bulan sahaja. Ini jelas mempamerkan bahawa Umno bukan sebuah parti yang mabukkan kuasa, jauh sekali sebagai sebuah parti yang bersifat perkauman," katanya.
Ahli Jawatankuasa Kerja Pusat Parti Keadilan Rakyat Badrul Hisham Shaharin bagaimanapun menyanggah ucapan presiden parti pemerintah ini.
"Mengenai umno bukan parti yang mabukan kuasa ini jelas selepas daripada pilihan raya mereka tewas di banyak tempat dan banyak negeri tetapi malangnya Umno kalau benar bukan mabukkan kuasa, berjuang atas prinsip Melayu, perpaduan dan sebagainya, selepas pilihan raya 2008 adalah masa yang terbaik untuk refleksi semula dan memperkuatkan akar umbi Melayu.
"Malangnya Umno hanya bercerita persoalan kuasa. Mereka merampas kuasa di Perak, bercerita untuk rampas kuasa di Selangor dan tema perubahan yang dibawa amat tidak sesuai dengan kemenangan di Bagan pinang di mana mereka demi kuasa demi kemenangan, mereka sanggup letakan calon dan memenangkan calon yang jelas tidak bertepatan dengan nilai perubahan yang sedang diperkatakan dalam Umno," katanya.
Badrul menjelaskan keghairahan kuasa ini menyebabkan Umno alpa memperkasa bangsa Melayu.
Beliau turut menyifatkan Umno sebagai parti yang cakap tidak serupa bikin kerana realiti tindak-tanduk Umno jauh berbeza dari apa yang dilaungkan.
Menyentuh isu yang sama, Adun Teja, Chang Lih Kang menolak oratori Presiden Umno sebagai penghias akhbar semata-mata.
Bagi ahli politik muda ini, Umno mahu menonjolkan imej transformasi namun teras parti itu tetap sama.
Lih Kang menambah persembahan politik ini sia-sia selagi Umno enggan menerapkan urustadbir demokratik yang jitu dan telus – bebas dari diskriminasi politik, kaum dan taktik menghalalkan cara.
"Apa yang Najib cakap hanya kosmetik tidak reflek dalam polisi Umno kerana dari apa yng dilihat bukan hanya dalam kerajaan malahan dalam Barisan Nasional, Umno tidak boleh berkongsi kuasa dengan parti komponan lain. Ini menunjukkan mereka memang parti yang mabuk kuasa.
"Apa yang berlaku di Perak adalah contoh ketara Umno- Barisan Nasional gila kuasa. Sekiranya tidak gila kuasa mereka boleh bubarkan dun dan biarkan rakyat menentukan siapa kerajaan negeri tetepi sehingga kini mereka enggan, ini bercanggah dengan apa yang dikatakan Najib," katanya.
Manakala bagi Presiden Gerakan Mansuhkan ISA Syed Ibrahim Syed Noh pula, beliau amat kesal Presiden Umno lupa akan dokongan kuat parti perkauman itu terhadap Akta Keselamatan Dalam Negeri.
Beliau menjelaskan kewujudan ISA adalah alat memusatkan kuasa, dan mercu hegemoni Umno.
"Dia tidak sedar bahawa mereka mendokong ISA. Untuk kata tidak mabuk kuasa menzalimi dan sebagainya ia kena diukur dengan betul . Jika ukur dari sokongan mereka terhadap ISA sedangkan ISA adalah satu instrument kuasa sebenarnya tidak benar apa yang disebutkan.
"Kalau dalam perhimpunan kebanyakan perkara yang disebut adalah secara konsep tetapi dari segi hakikatnya tidak seperti yang disebutkan. Bagi saya bila sebut tidak gila kuasa maknanya kita mesti adil dan tidak menzalimi pihak lain. Tapi jika masih menzalimi dan menafikan hak orang lain itu tidak bermakna apa-apa kenyataan tidak mabukkan kuasa," katanya. -TVS
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Posted: 15 Oct 2009 07:23 AM PDT
Suruhanjaya Pencegah Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM) disyaki tahu kehilangan Teoh Beng Hock pada hari kematiannya ekoran kenyataan bercanggah dari pegawai siasatan bertanggungjawab, kata peguam Gobind Singh Deo.
Gobind ketika dihubungi berkata dakwaan Ketua Unit Siasatan SPRM Selangor, Hairul Ilham di Inkues bahawa pihaknya mencari mangsa selepas diberitahu hilang adalah sesuatu yang amat meragukan.
Jelas beliau, sekiranya Teoh dibenarkan pulang seperti yang didakwa Timbalan Pengarah SPRM Selangor, Hishamuddin Hashim semalam, maka tidak ada alasan untuk SPRM meronda mencari mendiang.
Terutamanya apabila beg, kunci kereta dan telefon bimbit mangsa masih dalam milikan SPRM.
"Tidak, ini yang berlaku semalam, mereka kata mereka telah membuat ronda dan dalam pejabat MACC untuk mencari dia, tapi soal yang timbul adalah kalau mereka berpegang kepada pendirian bahawa beliau sudah balik, jadi mengapa hendak meronda sana.
"Ini menunjukkan mereka sendiri syak bahawa beliau tidak tinggal tempat itu, beg masih sana dalam beg ada lagi, mereka pun membuat rondaan dan saya tidak faham ialah kalau seseorang itu tinggal beg, di situ dan sebagainya yang mana saksi itu kata agak luar biasa" katanya.
Hairul dalam akuannya berkata beliau tergamam selepas di maklumkan penemuan mayat Beng Hock di tingkat 5 Plaza Masalam.
"Mereka ada kontek nombor Teo Beng Hock, dalam kenyataan yang mereka telah ambil dan saya merujuk kepada saksi semalam, telefon nombor, pejabat dan sebagainya.
"Jadi kenapa tidak telefon bertanyakan samaada beliau telah balik, kenapa beliau tinggalkan beg itu dan adakah beliau selamat, ini yang menjadikan satu keadaan yang mencurigakan, apa yang perlu dibuat oleh MACC ialah memastikan Teo selamat ekoran tempat yang terakhir adalah di bawah kawalan mereka" katanya.
Kata Gobind, SPRM sepatutnya membuat laporan polis sebaik mengetahui Beng Hock sudah mati tetapi mereka bertindak sebaliknya.
"Itu menjadi misteri, kalau kita melihat kepada fakta yang sedia ada, barang-barang itu masih ada di MACC lagi, kenapa keadaan sebegini.
"Kalau kamu sebenarnya membenarkan seseorang meninggalkan tempat itu, jadi kenapa beliau tidak meninggalkan tempat itu di mana kita semua tahu MACC bukan tempat orang awam, kalau seseorang itu sudah habis kerja di situ, beliau seharusnya ditunjuk pintu keluar dan dibawa keluar kerana dalam MACC ada banyak dokumen-dokumen dan barang kes yang penting untuk siasatan semua kes," katanya. -TVA
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Posted: 15 Oct 2009 06:54 AM PDT
Gone were the fierce rhetoric that has come to be the party's signature that some delegates even confused the assembly with a BN meet.
One of the delegates said, "Is this Umno general assembly, BN assembly or '1Malaysia' assembly?"
Posted: 15 Oct 2009 05:53 AM PDT
Steven Wong is a journalist. He is a blogger too.
Ben Niao, as Steven calls himself in his blog, is a new recruit in the field of of journalism. He may be a little bit green, but his enthusiasm and dedication would keep you impressed.
That day he popped in Premier Hotel and sat down with me for a short chat. Over a glass of teh tarik and a plate of fried noodles, we had had a lot of blah.
Keep up your good work, Ben Niao!
Posted: 15 Oct 2009 05:35 AM PDT
Dato' R Ganesan a/l Retasam yang mengisytiharkan diri sebagai Tuan Yang Di Pertua Dewan Negeri Perak bercakap dan beliau tidak layak menjadi Speaker mengikut Peruntukan Perlembagaan Negeri Perak.
Majlis Peguam Malaysia pada 24/8/2009 melalui Setiausahanya, George Varughes mengesahkan bahawa ganesan hanya mengemukakan surat akuan sumpah meletakkan jawatan pada 17/8/2009. Tarikh tersebut telahpun melepasi tempoh 3 bulan sebagaimana yang ditetapkan oleh Undang-undang Tubuh kerajaan Negeri Perak.
Perkara 36A(5) Undang-undang Tubuh Kerajaan Negeri Perak menyebut bahawa sesiapa yang menjawat jawatan Speaker mesti melucutkan atau meletakkan jawatan profession dalam te,mpoh 3 bulan dari tarikh memegang jawatan. Ganesan mendakwa beliau dipilih sebagai Speaker dalam persidangan Dewan pada 7/5/2009. Berdasarkan peruntukan undang-undang tersebut, beliau wajib meletakan jawatan pada atau sebelum 7/8/2009.
Dalam rekod rasmi Majlis Peguam Malaysia pada 11/8/2009 menunjukkan Ganesan telah gagal meletakkan jawatan dan masih aktif sebagai pengamal undang-undang.
Ganesan pula telah cuba menyembunyikan fakta tersebut dengan menghantar notis kepada Majlis Peguam hanya pada 13/8/2009 dan mendakwa telah letak jawatan sebagai peguam pada 6/8/2009, iaitu sehari sebelum habis tempoh 3 bulan yang ditetapkan oleh Undang-undang Tubuh Kerajaan Negeri. Persoalannya bagaimana seorang boleh letak jawatan pada 13/8/2009 tetapi berkesan mulai 6/8/2009.
Selain itu, tatacara perlantikan beliau juga tidak sah. Perlu diingat bahawa Ganesan bukan seorang Ahli Dewan Negeri, beliu didapati menceroboh masuk ke dalam bangunan Dewan Negeri pada 7/5/2009. Sebelum DYTM Raja Muda Perak merasmikan persidangan Dewan Negeri pada hari tersebut, beliau telah mengisytiharkan diri sebagai Tuan Yang Dipertua Dewan menggantikan Tuan Yang Dipertua Dewan yang sah, YB Sivakumar yang ketika itu masih berada di tempat duduk Speaker dalam Dewan.
Pada hari dan waktu yang sama, YB Sivakumar selaku Speaker yang sah telah diheret keluar dengan kasar dan biadab oleh segerombolan lelaki yang dipercayai anggota polis, sebahagiannya didapati bersenjata pistol. Sivakumar diseret keluar dan dikurung dalam stor lebih dari satu jam. Ketika itulah Ganesan mengisytiharkan dirinya sebagai Speaker Dewan.
Berdasarkan ini, Ganesan tetap bukan Spesker yang sah dan beliau tidak layak memanggil sidang DUN Perak pada 28/10/2009 ini. Kalau sidang tersebut tetap dijalankan menjadikan sidang tersebut juga tidak sah.
Kenyataan ini dikeluarkan oleh semua adun-adun PR negeri Perak yang tidak mengiktiraf Ganesan sebagai Speaker Dewan Negeri Perak yang sah. -misbahul munir
Posted: 15 Oct 2009 05:05 AM PDT
ALOR SETAR: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has closed its investigation on Lunas assemblyman Mohd Radzhi Salleh who was alleged to have made excessive claims amounting to more than RM148,000 in a 12-month period beginning in March last year.
Kedah MACC director Idrus Jaafar said the decision was made after the Commission found that the claims were valid.
"All his claims were supported with documents, witnesses and recipes and we did not find any 'hanky-panky' involved," he said after the state MACC Raya Open House here on Thursday.
Idrus said that Mohd Radzhi, the former state Tourism, Community Development and Human Resources Committee chairman, was among four politicians in Kedah investigated by the Commission this year.
He said the investigation into the three others would end soon, but declined to elaborate.
In June, Mohd Radzi came out to say he was being investigated by MACC for allegedly making excessive claims.
The allegation was first raised in May by a blogger known only as "penyiasat persendirian" who said that Mohd Radzhi had made 36 trips to Langkawi between March 2008 and March this year, making a whopping RM148,922.65 in claims during the period.
Following the allegation, the state government was reported to have conducted an internal investigation.
On Aug 23, Mohd Radzhi announced that he had quit PKR and declared himself an independent, saying he had lost confidence in the party's leadership.
On Aug 26, the Sultan of Kedah Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah consented to a request by Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Azizan Abdul Razak to strip Mohd Radzhi of his post.
Posted: 15 Oct 2009 02:48 AM PDT
When somebody loved me, everything was beautiful.
Every hour we spent together, lives within my heart.
And when she was sad, I was there to dry her tears.
And when she was happy, so was I.
And when she was lonely, I was there to comfort her.
And she knew that I loved her.
So years went by, and I stayed the same.
And she began to drift away,
I was left alone, lonely and forgotten.
Posted: 15 Oct 2009 05:38 AM PDT
How could you have stoop down so low... too low. I hope you have found your happiness within the values that you have created for yourself.
It's disheartening to know that my love is wasted. It's unbearable to have to listen to lies over and over and over again, and pretend that I believe them. It has been too painful to digest the disgusting facts and to see them with my own eyes. Worse, it's unimaginable for me to wake up and recover from this.
Yet, what is more devastating is to realise that you, the person I genuinely care about has gone beyond idiotic level to satisfy your own transient happiness and lustful fantasies.
I've been patient for too long, and over time, my patience has been taken for granted. Promises are broken and lies become norms. My trust becomes the sword that cuts me and my love has been toyed with.
You've been wanting this for so long. Now take it. It's all yours. Just like you have always wanted it to be. Resist as I may, I can no longer fight the battle I can't win.
I am back at where I was 4 years ago. Nothing has changed. Not much.
I hope you sleep well at night.
Posted: 15 Oct 2009 01:44 AM PDT
IPOH: A prosecution witness told a corruption trial he did not force RM9,000 on a former Perak Tengah district councillor in exchange for help in obtaining a project in Seri Iskandar.
Businessman Mohamad Imran Abdullah, 34, whose testimony was based on a video recording shown in the Sessions Court here Thrusday, said PKR politician Usaili Alias did not push away the money that was handed over to him on the evening of Aug 11, 2008.
Mohamad Imran, who acted as the agent provocateur for the then Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA), said he had recorded the transaction at the Excelsior Hotel coffee house here with a pinhole camera given to him by officials from the agency.
"I took out RM9,000 from my briefcase and counted the money into stacks of RM1,000 before handing it to Usaili.
"He did not refuse the money and I did not force him to accept it," Mohamad Imran said, adding that ACA officer Norliza Musa, who was posing as his girlfriend, Usaili's wife and Perak Development Corporation technician Ruslan Sahat were also present at the time.
Mohamad Imran was testifying against Usaili, 56, who with former PKR executive councillors Mohd Osman Mohd Jailu, 57, and Jamaluddin Mohd Radzi, 52, former Perak Tengah district councillor Zul Hassan, 45, and businessman Fairul Azrim Ismail, 31, face various corruption charges over the proposed multimillion-ringgit development project.
They allegedly committed the offences to help Mohamad Imran obtain the project.
Ruslan was previously charged along with the five accused but the charges against him were dropped following his death in August.
Earlier, the court had watched from the same recording how Mohamad Imran handed over RM1,400 to Ruslan before Usaili and his wife arrived at the coffee house.
"The video shows me counting the money and handing it over to Ruslan. He put the money in his shirt pocket," Mohamad Imran testified.
The court was shown a total of four video recordings during Thursday's trial.
According to Mohamad Imran, the first recording was taken during a meeting with Ruslan at the same hotel on Aug 6, 2008, while the second was of their meeting at the First Coffee House here two days later.
Both recordings were made using pinhole cameras.
The third recording, made using a video camera from the ACA, was of a site visit at the location of the proposed project with Ruslan, Usaili and Zul on Aug 10, 2008.
Mohamad Imran told the court he had handed over RM1,000 to Usaili during the site visit but failed to catch it on tape as he was holding the video camera at the time.
Hearing before Judge Azhaniz Teh Azman Teh continues next Tuesday.
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