Thursday, February 4, 2010

Highway Robbery: Another Update

Highway Robbery: Another Update

Highway Robbery: Another Update

Posted: 04 Feb 2010 08:57 AM PST

I was kind of hoping this case would be resolved by now, considering it's been just about a week since I first contacted RHB Bank. But there's been no official word from them beyond messages from their Corporate Comms guy that he hasn't heard back from HQ yet, and assurances that he's on the case. That was the last couple of days. Today: nothing. Meanwhile, Hanim's agreed to a meeting with someone from RHB's PJ Business Centre. I'm not sure what will come out of that, since it seems to me the bank is fixated on the dispute over the keys without acknowledging the bigger picture of the carjacking. But it was Hanim's car that was taken, and Hanim's keys; if she wants to have a meeting with RHB's PJ Business Centre people (supposedly now the repossessor won't be there, which is a relief), that's entirely up to her. She said she just wants this to be over, so she's going to attend the meeting. That's understandable. I want this to be over too.

I'm certainly not letting go of this just yet, though. Even if Hanim decides to accept it and move on, the fact remains that my wife was traumatised by someone who was working on behalf of RHB Bank. The fact that she wasn't actually hurt is a relief but it doesn't mean this isn't serious. She could have been hurt, along with the child she's carrying. She's okay physically, but there are a whole lot of ways that incident could have gone differently. I'd rather not think of the possibilities; unfortunately, Leen can't help but think of them. And I can't help but fear that real change isn't going to come about until someone is hurt or even killed during one of these bank-sanctioned carjackings. Considering what I've been hearing from people since that incident, I think it's not unrealistic to imagine that the chances of this happening are disturbingly high, since people representing other banks also repossess cars in this manner.

The Association of Hire Purchase Companies Malaysia, the organisation with which car repossessors in Malaysia must be registered, has a Code of Ethics on Repossession, which I linked to in my first post on this issue. Interestingly enough, RHB Bank provides a copy of this code of ethics on their website:

1. As far as possible the number of authorized repossessors must be minimized unless circumstances warrant any additional assistance.
2. Repossessors should only gain entry into premises with the knowledge and consent of the occupant.
3. Repossessors should be well mannered and dress decently. They should ensure the practice of professionalism and dignity in carrying out their work.
4. The use of strong arm tactics of any kind is strictly prohibited in the performance of their work.
5. At the time of repossession, the repossessors should give a standard notice to the hirer informing him of the following:
The address and telephone number of the finance company and the authorized officers he/she can contact immediately to resolve any problems.
The repossessors must give a reasonable time to the hirer to inspect the vehicle and remove his personal items and belongings.
6. As far as possible repossession should be undertaken in the presence of the hirer or any person authorized to that car.
7. Repossessors should at all times act in accordance with the laws and regulations in the performance of their work.
8. All repossessors should be given and briefed on the Code of Ethics On Repossession and abide by its terms. They should also observe any other Code of Ethics introduced by the Association of Hire Purchase Companies Malaysia, the Association of Finance Companies Malaysia and the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs from time to time.

Number four looks pretty black and white to me. I'd say carjacking falls under "strong arm tactics", and that the code of ethics has definitely been breached in this case. But is this code of ethics legally binding, or is it just a guideline? Who should be held accountable? The repossessor/carjacker, Nathan A/L Supramaniam? The company he works for, PJ Auto Mart? Or the financial institution that ordered the repossession, RHB Bank? Someone needs to take responsibility for this.

I suppose if any meaningful action — and any real change — is to take place, it will have to come from the top; in this case the top is the bank. But maybe we shouldn't be expecting any banks to make the necessary changes on their own. In the world of Malaysian banking , the top spot is occupied by Bank Negara, the National Bank. I was advised to go straight to them by a friend a couple of days ago; that's probably exactly what we should do. Heck, we should have done that in 2003 when AM Bank swept our fraud case under the carpet. Another option is to go to the AHPCM, or to the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs.

First, though, let's see what comes out of that meeting.

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slow down on blogging

Posted: 04 Feb 2010 09:13 AM PST

these days i have to slow down on blogging because of my eye problem… thus you'll see no daily update from me.  don't worry. i'll be temorary… until my eyes are better.

about 2 weeks ago, i suddenly notice my eyes is full of mucus (the medical term is 'rheum', what we call in chinese 'eye shit' if literally translated!).  sometimes it will be there so much that it sort of cloud my vision. i have to take it out now and then. i notice this usualy happened in the afternoon when i'm at the computer in office.

i checked out on the web about eye mucus and read that it usually occured during sleep… found out about the mucus after waking up. but to me, it occured while i was wide awake! then as i read further it says one of the cause is staring at the computer for too long a period. aha! i guess hat was it! i had been staring at the computer too long. all 8 hours at office, then come back home, from 10.00pm onward right to bed time (2.00am) stare at computer again.  it's almost like all the hours i'm awake i'm staring at the computer. i noticed too it could partly be because of the lighiting. in my office, i just move cubicle and the lighting on the computer screen looks bad. however past few days i notice, my eyes also feel cloudy and like 'hoarse' when at home, so it could not be due to the lighting. i will have to see the doctor this morning and find out what's wrong. hopefully nothing serious.

Wilders Wants Van Gogh's Murderer to Testify at His Trial

Posted: 04 Feb 2010 07:32 AM PST

Wilders is being accused of discrimination and incitement to hatred over his claims linking the Koran to violence. So he wants Van Gogh's killer, who claims that he acted purely in the name of Islam and according to Koran, to testify at his trial.

Why is Geert Wilders experiencing this? One of the reasons is due the fact that he produced the short movie called "Fitna". Now some people liked Fitna and some people didn't. That's a matter of choice. Parts of Fitna – which is a compilation of documentary footage – are very disturbing. And very offensive indeed. The clips of Muslim clerics calling for the murder of infidels. Very offensive. The clips of Muslims holding banners saying 'God bless Hitler'. Very offensive. The clip of a three-year-old Muslim girl indoctrinated and brain-washed to describe Jews as 'Apes and Pigs'. Very offensive. The passage of the Koran, Surah 47, verse 4: 'Therefore, when ye meet the Unbelievers in fight, smite at their necks; At length, when ye have thoroughly subdued them, bind a bond firmly on them.' Very offensive.

Wilders didn't say them. He is being tried for pointing out the fact that some – in some cases many – Muslims do. If there are to be prosecutions they should be of the clerics and leaders who advocate this nightmarish version of Islam. But not of Wilders. More here..

( – As the trial of Dutch anti-Islamist lawmaker Geert Wilders resumes Wednesday, the crucial question will be whether the court agrees to his request to have a Muslim extremist and convicted murderer testify.

Wilders, who faces charges of discrimination and incitement to hatred over his claims linking the Koran to violence, wants the court to hear from an extremist who cited the Islamic text to justify his crime. Mohammed Bouyeri is serving a life sentence for murdering Dutch film director Theo van Gogh, who had stoked controversy with a documentary about the treatment of women under Islam.Van Gogh was stabbed and shot to death on a street in Amsterdam street in 2004. In a note left pinned to his body with a knife, Bouyeri threatened to kill another person reviled by extremist Muslims in Europe – Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a Somalia-born Dutch politician who worked with Van Gogh on his film.

The lengthy note, which also warned that America, Europe and the Netherlands would be destroyed, included numerous references to the Koran.Bouyeri, a Dutchman of Moroccan origin, had earlier penned another open letter posted on a Dutch Web site, again quoting from the Koran, threatening Wilders this time and declaring, "May Allah destroy you."During his 2005 trial, Bouyeri carried a copy of the Koran, told the court he had acted purely in the name of his religion, and displayed no regret for the murder. More...

Arab Health 2010: Malaysian-made disposable circumcision device arouses interest of trade visitors

Posted: 04 Feb 2010 09:02 AM PST

Malaysian-Made Device Arouses Interest Of Trade Visitors

By Muin Abdul Majid

DUBAI, Feb 4 (Bernama) -- A Malaysian-made disposable circumcision device piqued the interest of visitors at the recently-concluded Arab Health 2010 exhibition here.

Judging from the favourable response, Machu Picchu Medicare Sdn Bhd Marketing Manager Arifabillah Idris had good reason to be excited about the prospects of marketing the product in the Middle East region.

He described his company's participation in the show under the umbrella of the Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation as an eye opener.

"This is the first time that we've come to this part of the world. The device is being marketed so far in Indonesia, Australia and Sweden," he told Bernama.

Arifabillah said he received inquiries from several parties, many keen on becoming distributors of the product in the region.

"We got inquiries from places like Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Oman, Yemen and Pakistan, among others. There's also a request for us to present the product at an event in Saudi Arabia," he said.

"I'm very excited about this market. I brought with me quite a lot of samples but I've none left," he said of the product first introduced in 2005.

He explained that among the advantages of the item was that it would take lesser time for doctors to perform circumcision on patients but faster time to heal compared to conventional methods.

"The beauty of the product is that patients could straight away put on their trousers, for example, after undergoing the procedure if they so wish.

"There's less bleeding and minimal do's and don'ts. But some people may opt to be more conventional in dealing with the recuperation process," he said.

Available in several sizes, the device is backed by research and development conducted by Universiti Malaya.

Arifabillah said his Kuala Lumpur-based company shipped around 10,000 disposable circumcision devices per month.


Most Expensive foods in the world

Posted: 04 Feb 2010 09:24 AM PST

Most Expensive foods in the world

1. Saffrona spice grown worldwide,is derived from the saffron crocus flower. A pound of dry saffron (0.45 kg) requires 50000–75000 flowers to make,meaning an entire football field of these flowers. Requiring so much resources and labor prices for the spice go around US$500/pound to US$5000/pound (US$1100–US$11000 per kilogram).

2. The most expensive nut in the world is the Macadamia nut. The macadamia tree produces nuts only after it's 7-10 years old requiring fertile soil and heavy rainfall. These nuts have a very hard seed but once it's open it reveals a creamy white kernel containing up to 80% oil and 4% sugar. The cost of a kilogram of these nuts exceeds 30$.

3. The most expensive caviar in the world is not the black onebut the almas caviar! The word 'almas' is Iranian for diamond. Beluga caviar comes from a fish over 100 years oldthat is virtually unchanged for 120 million years. The luxurious caviar comes from the oldest survivor of the Dinosaur era. Beluga caviar ranges in price from more than $5000 per kilogram in the United States

4. The most expensive mushroom in the world is the white truffle. The mushroom has its origins in the Langhe area of the Piedmont region in northern Italyit can reach 12 cm diameter and 500g. These truffles are sold at a amazing price of €2000 and €4000 per kilogram ($1350 - $2700 per pound). The record price for this truffle was paid last year,in December,when Stanley Ho,the owner of the Macau casino paid $330000 for 1.5kg of truffles

5. The most expensive potato in the world is a French one"La Bonnotte". Annually,only 100 tons of this top quality potato are cultivated and collected only on the island Noirmoutier. The potato fields require to be fertilized only with seaweed in a climate shaped by the nearby sea. The cost of one single kilogram can reach €500 since this type of potato is almost extinct.

6. The most expensive beef in the world is the type of beef coming from the Wagyu cows. These Japanese cows are fed the best grass and provided the best treatment. That is why the meat is especially tender and particularly expensive. 200 grams of a fillet cost in Europe more than 100 dollars.

7. The most expensive sandwich in the world is the club sandwich from Essen aka von Essen Platinum Club Sandwich. This triple-Decker delicacy contains the finest chicken,ham,hard-boiled quails' eggs and white truffles and it's currently sold at Cliveden Berkshire. The chicken (poulet de Bresse) is referred to as the 'fourth gastronomic wonder of the world served with a topping of white truffles,sold at over a thousands ponds a month. At 1182 calories,with 1.8oz of fat,it's not the healthiest dish but certainly one of the most expensive. Costing 100 pounds (almost 200 dollars)this is a must-try for the food fanatics.

8.The most expensive pizza in the world,valued at 8300 Eur can be tasted in Italy. With generous toppings of caviar and lobster,the pizza has a diameter of 20cm and Louis XIII Remy Martin cognac poured all over it.

9. The most expensive omelet in the world can be tasted at the Le Parker Meridien restaurant in New York. The $1000 omelet consists of 10 ounces of sevruga caviara whole lobster,and six eggs. To make it in the privacy of your own home,the cost will be only $700.

10. Off to something sweet now with one of the most expensive deserts in the world,served at Serendipity 3a popular restaurant in the Upper East Side of Manhattan. The $1000 sundae was introduced in 2004 and was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the most expensive dessert. It's made up of 5 scoops of the richest Tahitian vanilla bean ice cream,Madagascar vanilla,23K edible gold leaf and one of the most expensive chocolates in the world,Amedei Porceleana.

Mesir oh mesir.

Posted: 04 Feb 2010 09:24 AM PST


Rare FLYING DUCK Orchid-???

Posted: 04 Feb 2010 09:21 AM PST

Protest Rock Tercool Cranberries!

Posted: 04 Feb 2010 08:02 AM PST

Masih ingatkah anda akan lagu Zombie yang dipopularkan oleh kugiran Ireland The Cranberries sekitar tahun 1994? Jangan cepat menolak lagu tersebut dengan label hedonis.Sejarah disebalik lagu tersebut adalah amat bermakna dan mendalam. Daripada sekadar hiburan rock lagu Zombie sebenarnya merupakan satu lagu tunjuk perasaan yang menceritakan akan penindasan yang berlaku di Northen Ireland. Lagu yang digubah oleh Dolores O' Riordan vokalis band tersebut, menengahkan petikan gitar berat yang luar daripada irama biasa band tersebut. Irama yang lebih ala grunge/ alternative metal telah mencipta sejarah carta teratas di Perancis, Belgium, Austria, Australia dan Jerman.

Zombie dirakamkan di Windmill Lane Studios di Dublin 1994. Lagu tersebut ditulis ketika Konsert penjelajahan (tour) Cranberries dalam tahun 1993, sempena memperingati dua budak lelaki iaitu Jonathan Ball 3 tahun, dan Tim Parry 12 tahun yang terbunuh dalam pengeboman Irish Republican Army di Warrington  pada 20 Mac 1993.

Video muzik Zombie pula diterbitkan pada tahun 1994. Video tersebut diarah oleh Samuel Bayer dan diterbitkan oleh Doug Friedman dan H.S.I Production. Dalam video tersebut Dolores O'Riordan disaluti mekap emas dan dilihat dihadapan salib. Video tersebut juga mengandungi paparan askar British yang sedang bertugas di Northen Ireland. Pegawai-pegawai tentera tersebut dirakam dengan alasan bahawa klip video tersebut akan digunakan bagi sebuah dokumentari. Video tersebut merujuk kepada The Easter Rising di Ireland pada 1916, dan merupakan kritik kepada keganasan yang berterusan di Ireland.

Dolores juga ada menyatakan bahawa Zombie adalah mengenai perjuangan untuk kemerdekaan orang Ireland yang seakan selama-lamanya. Lirik dalam lagu tersebut juga merujuk kepada perkara tersebut, lirik yang berbunyi "It's the same old theme since 1916″. Cranberries telah menyatakan bahawa mereka menulis Zombie dengan harapan mewujudkan keamanan diantara Ireland dan England.

IRA (The Irish Republican Army) merupakan kumpulan militan yang bermatlamat untuk mengusir tentera British dari Northern Ireland. Perjuangan mereka masih berterusan sehingga hari ini. Perkataan Zombie yang diulang-ulang dalam lagu tersebut adalah merujuk kepada kumpulan militan tersebut kerana pada ketika lagu ini ditulis kumpulan tersebut dirujuk sebagai IRA Zombies. Hal ini sedemikian kerana IRA telah dianggap lama mati, namun masih terdapat beberapa kumpulan kecil yang meneruskan perjuangannya umpama mayat yang meneruskan kehidupan (zombie).

Perjuangan IRA dikutuk dan dikritik hebat kerana telah mengorbankan nyawa insan-insan yang tidak berdosa. Persoalan pokok yang menyelebungi isu ini adalah kehadiran tentera British yang berterusan di Northern Ireland, mengapa autonomi untuk merdeka tidak diberikan? Mengapa British berkeras untuk menjajah? Mengapa pihak British tidak dikritik? Mengapa rakyat Noerthern Ireland tidak dibenarkan untuk menentukan haluan mereka sendiri? Apa pun pandangan anda, lagu Zombie ini evergreen dan alternatif rock yang hebat!.

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Overdue Bangkok Trip

Posted: 04 Feb 2010 08:52 AM PST

I just realised that I haven't posted about my Bangkok trip yet. Well, soon okay :)
I love Bangkok and I wanna go again!!!

Tuk Tuk :)

A New Pound In Selangor Soon - the star

Posted: 04 Feb 2010 08:00 AM PST

Wednesday February 3, 2010

Selangor to build modern pound


THE Selangor government will build a modern pound to house stray animals caught by local councils.
The pound, which will have proper facilities for animal care, would alleviate the problem of overcrowding in some of the pounds managed by the local authorities in Selangor.

Selangor health, estate workers affairs, poverty eradication and caring government committee chairman Dr Xavier Jeyakumar said the state government had sought the assistance of the land office to provide a suitable area for the pound.

The modern pound would be utilised mainly by the Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ), Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) and Klang Municipal Council (MPK) as well as their neighbouring councils.
"When ready, the pound would not only be a home to all the stray cats and dogs but also provide care for the animals requiring rehabilitation," Dr Jeyakumar said.

He added that the new pound could also be opened to students to enable them to see how animals were taken care of.

Dr Jeyakumar said the number of stray cats and dogs in the pounds increased during every festive holiday period as owners neglected their pets when they left for holidays or headed back to their hometowns.
"The stray animals caught by the local governments in Selangor number in the thousands each month.
"If you are not prepared to take on the responsibility of caring for your pet, you should think twice before taking them home," he said.

Many pets were also not micro-chipped, hence making it difficult for the authorities to inform their owners of their lost pets.

He added that the long-term plan was to work on some sort of licensing for cats and to make micro-chipping compulsory for all pets.

Dr Jeyakumar was speaking at a press conference attended by animal welfare NGOs to inform the public of the ways they could care for their pets during the upcoming festive break.
Save A Stray founder Jacqueline Tsang said firecrackers could pose a danger to pets, especially dogs, as the noise they emitted was about 110 to 115 decibels, which was several times louder than the normal noise levels that the animals could withstand.

During such times, Tsang said the animals would bark endlessly, run and dig holes in the grass, putting all their effort into trying to get away from the noise.

"If the owners are not around during the period, these animals would run out of the house and would not be found by their owners when they returned home," said Tsang, who advised owners to either check their pets into a boarding centre or keep them in their house to avoid the problem.

PAWS shelter manager Edward Lim said that the last festive period, the shelter received more than 200 cats as the owners could no longer cope with caring for them.

"It's not fair to them (cats and dogs) that when we are happily celebrating an occasion, these poor animals have to suffer and get surrendered," Lim said.

Lim suggested that pet owners look into neutering their pets to prevent overpopulation as the procedure only cost between RM90 and RM200.

The meeting was also attended by MBPJ councillor Anthony Thanasayan, who also chairs the Canine Advisory Team (Cat) in the council, Petpositive assistant secretary Shenaaz Khan, resident Pat Lim and Klang Municipal Council (MPK) acting health director Zulkifli Abbas.

Thanasayan said the MBPJ had formed the Cat team and the concept was now being introduced to the MPK. The council hopes that with the team, it can prevent animal mistreatment and be able to educate pet owners on ways of caring for their pets as the team works closely with NGOs.

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Laporan Kes Liwat Saiful Berlebihan Bawa Padah Kepada Utusan

Posted: 04 Feb 2010 08:34 AM PST

Pasukan pembelaan Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim membuat laporan polis di balai polis Merchant Square, Tropicana, Selangor petang semalam berhubung tajuk muka depan Utusan Malaysia hari ini.

Laporan itu mengandungi gambar Anwar dan Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan, yang mendakwa telah diliwat oleh Anwar pada Julai 2008.

Pengarah Komunikasi Pakatan Rakyat (PKR), Jonson Chong ketika ditemui di luar mahkamah berkata, laporan itu berkemungkinan menyalahi Akta Penerbitan dan Mesin Cetak 1984.

Malah katanya, akhbar berkenaan juga mungkin telah melakukan kesalahan jenayah fitnah di bawah Seksyen 499 Kanun Keseksaan.

"Seperti yang anda dengar (di mahkamah tadi), apa yang mereka Utusan) telah lakukan sama seperti menghina mahkamah. Jadi saya membuat laporan ini untuk dijadikan rekod bagi proses mahkamah," katanya kepada pemberita di sini semalam.

Dalam prosiding hari ini, pasukan pembelaan ketua pembangkang itu menuntut supaya Utusan Malaysia dikenakan tindakan menghina mahkamah berhubung laporan mengenai perbicaraan kes tersebut.

Peguam utama Anwar, Karpal Singh berkata, mahkamah perlu bertindak dan merujuk akhbar itu dengan kesalahan menghina mahkamah walaupun ia berlaku di luar mahkamah.

Peguamcara Negara II, Datuk Mohd Yusof Zainal Abiden bagaimanapun berkata, apa yang berlaku hanyalah "laporan kurang tepat" tetapi Karpal Singh bertegas ianya satu perbuatan menghina mahkamah.

Hakim Mahkamah Tinggi, Datuk Mohamad Zabidin Mohd Diah berkata, kenyataan Karpal Singh mengenai pemilik akhbar itu adalah tidak wajar.

"Ia lebih kepada soal laporan yang tepat atau tidak dan bukannya laporan palsu. Mahkamah perlu diyakini bahawa perbuatan menghina telah dilakukan sebelum tindakan dapat diambil," kata hakim Mohamad Zabidin.

Perbicaraan ditangguhkan selama lima minit bagi membolehkan hakim membuat keputusan.

Apabila disambung semula, hakim Mohamad Zabidin memberitahu pasukan pembelaan Anwar supaya membuat laporan polis jika terdapat perbuatan menghina mahkamah. -MSTAR

Defence yet to get witness list, prosecution by ambush!

Posted: 04 Feb 2010 08:13 AM PST

SODOMY II Although Anwar Ibrahim's sodomy trial entered its second day today, the defence team has yet to obtain the witness list from the prosecution.

sankara nair bukit aman teresea kok isa arrest pc 170908 01One of Anwar's lawyers, Sankara Nair said they would file an application on Monday at the High Court, should they fail to get the witness list tomorrow given that normally, in a criminal trial the witness list was given latest by the first day of the trial.

Sankara said
now that the trial had commenced for two days, the defence had yet to receive the witness list.

He told reporters outside the Jalan Duta court complex that with the list being held by the prosecution, it would be like a trial or prosecution by ambush.

Pilihanraya Kampus Sepatutnya Lebih Telus

Posted: 04 Feb 2010 08:20 AM PST

Pilihan raya kampus seharusnya dijalankan dengan lebih telus dan sistematik agar ia mampu berfungsi dengan lebih efektif sesuai dengan statusnya yang diadakan di gedung-gedung ilmu, kata Timbalan Menteri Pengajian Tinggi, Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah.

Beliau berkata pilihan raya kampus adalah proses pendidikan politik bagi pelajar, justeru ia wajar menerima sambutan hangat setiap kali diadakan.

Menurutnya, rakyat khususnya mahasiswa harus melihat pilihan raya kampus sebagai satu proses untuk melahirkan hasil atau produk yang terbaik, sekaligus memenuhi objektif yang disasarkan.

"Apa yang perlu menjadi Petunjuk Prestasi Utama (KPI) ialah kalau boleh, jangan ada kerusi yang dimenangi tanpa bertanding kerana kalau ada, ini menunjukkan penyertaan mahasiswa sangat rendah," katanya kepada pemberita selepas mengadakan pertemuan dengan sekumpulan sembilan pelajar dari lima buah institusi pengajian tinggi awam (IPTA) di kementeriannya di sini hari ini.

Para pelajar berkenaan telah ditahan polis semasa berhimpun secara haram di ibu negara pada 23 Jan lalu kerana membantah proses pilihan raya kampus yang didakwa tidak adil termasuk undian secara elektronik.

Dilaporkan mereka adalah antara 200 mahasiswa dari IPTA di sekiar Lembah Klang yang menyertai bantahan tersebut.

Empat daripada sembilan pelajar tersebut ialah dari Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, dua pelajar dari Kolej Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Selangor dan masing-masing seorang dari Universiti Sains Malaysia, Universiti Malaya dan Universiti Putra Malaysia.

Menurut Saifuddin, kementeriannya pada dasarnya berpuas hati dengan perjalanan pilihan raya di semua IPTA walaupun berpendapat ia boleh mencapai tahap yang lebih baik.

"Kesemua calon yang bertanding juga dilihat mematuhi etika dan peraturan berkempen dengan mengenengahkan isu-isu luar tanpa menggunakan isu bersifat peribadi," katanya.

Mengenai tindakan yang bakal diambil ke atas sembilan pelajar terbabit, beliau berkata ia bergantung kepada budi bicara pihak universiti.

"Kementerian tidak akan mencampuri tindakan yang akan dikenakan ke atas mereka kerana ia tertakluk di dalam bidang kuasa pihak universiti, namun diharapkan ia akan memberikan keadilan kepada semua.

"Begitu juga dengan tindakan oleh pihak polis kerana kes tersebut masih dalam siasatan. Kita serahkan kepada pihak polis untuk membuat keputusan," katanya. -MI

Ulasan GB

GB tabik dengan kenyataan Timbalan Menteri Pengajian Tinggi, Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah seperti yang dilaporkan di dalam berita di atas. Dan GB kesal dengan tindakan beberapa pihak pentadbiran universiti yang nampaknya telah mencari jalan bagi degradasi, baik dari segi intelektualisme, idealisme, patriotisme, maupun semangat jati diri para mahasiswa.

Sebagai seorang bekas pemimpin pelajar satu ketika, GB dapat merasakan kedudukan mahasiswa sebagai mekanisma kawalan, bermaksud sebagai pengimbang kepada kekuasaan yang ada pada pemerintah. Tugas tersebut, idealnya memang dilakukan oleh partai politik, namun sayang hal itu tidak berlaku, bahkan dimandulkan oleh kekuasaan yang tidak mengenal apa yang dikatakan "kritikan". Dalam konteks itulah, letak peranan mahasiswa sebagai agent of social control serta sebagai agent of change.

Malangnya tugas itu pun dimandulkan, sehinggalah mahasiswa tiba-tiba mendapati yang terbentuk ialah mentaliti mahasiswa hedonis dan pragmatis yang dibawa oleh gerakan yang hanya tahu mengangguk dan mengiyakan, jauh dari pemikiran kritis untuk menghujahkan kebenaran dan keadilan.

Jarang sekali mahasiswa digalakkan untuk berfikir tentang persoalan kerakyatan, keagamaan, atau pun bagaimana konsep memajukan bangsa di era globalisasi ini. ereka lebih suka diajak bersenang-senang untuk kepentingan pribadi yang bersifat sementara, seperti kegiatan rekreatif (jika dibanding dengan kegiatan masyarakat).

Melihat fenomena tersebut, maka kita mempunyai kewajiban untuk mengubah mentaliti yang hedonis dan pragmatis tersebut kembali kepada jati diri mahasiswa, yang mempunyai idealisme tinggi. Salah satu jalan alternatif untuk itu adalah dengan menghadapkan langsung mahasiswa pada persoalan-persoalan kerakyatan yang dengan begitu, idealisme serta daya kritis mahasiswa yang terasa hilang akan dapat dibangunkan kembali.

Case of Norizan Salleh(2)

Posted: 04 Feb 2010 04:40 AM PST

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Anwar Ibrahim speaks

Posted: 04 Feb 2010 04:35 AM PST

Rakyat Menjadi Hakim Kebejatan Regim Zalim Ini

Pagi ini prosiding perbicaraan bersambung dengan keterangan yang diberikan oleh petuduh secara tertutup atau lebih dikenali sebagai keterangan in camera. Setelah semalam fitnah dilemparkan, dibaluti cerita jijik, kononnya saya mahu lakukan perbuatan terkutuk itu, petuduh tanpa rasa malu dan takut kepada Allah SWT, menyambung memberi keterangan berasaskan skrip drama usang 1998. Tertanya-tanya samada sutradara yang sama digunakan untuk Fitnah Siri 2 ini. Saya dan Azizah pastinya tidak terkejut jikalau sutradara yang sama masih mengarah drama kotor ini. Cumanya drama ini juga merupakan satu tragedi buat bangsa dan negara. Rakyat menjadi hakim kebobrokan mereka yang sanggup menjadi alat regim zalim ini.



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A low note for Malaysia as Anwar trial starts

February 4th, 2010
Author: Ernest Z. Bower, CSIS

For anyone watching Malaysian politics over the last five years, the message is clear – people want their political system to move on to represent a modern Malaysia and more sophisticated electorate. The old ways and anachronistic political structures, as well as some of the personalities that have become inextricably identified with those structures, are being encouraged by fed-up voters to make way for new politics.

This week has seen the start of the second trial of former Deputy Prime Minister and leader of the opposition Pakatan Rakyat Party (PKR), Anwar Ibrahim. It is a sad day for Malaysian politics because the fact of the trial itself is a result of the old politics of Malaysia panicking in the face of the inevitable – change. The most recent allegations against Anwar came amidst clear signals that voters were dissatisfied with governance and would no longer rubber stamp the ruling coalition at the ballot boxes. Whatever the mechanism was, the old system blinked and snapped him up on new charges of sodomy.

The trial can rightly be seen as part of a tragic last stand by those who fear change and reform. That group no longer seems to include Prime Minister Najib Razak. Recent statements and moves to begin serious reforms of his ruling party, the United Malays Nasional Organization (UMNO), suggest that he has internalised the need for the party to change to survive politically. The Anwar trial will not be helpful in that regard, because to enact real change, a viable opposition is a helpful if not necessary condition. Najib has to convince a majority of the UMNO faithful that they must adapt to survive. That argument won't come easy to a generation who had become addicted to politics of entitlement.

Even from a Machiavellian UMNO political perspective, prosecuting Anwar risks making him, once again, a political martyr and beacon for those seeking a new way. Left to his own devices, Anwar promised to be a strong opposition voice, but unlikely to wrest control of the political leadership of the country. He is leading an unlikely coalition of conservative Muslims, left-leaning Chinese and vibrant reformers.

Most countries in Southeast Asia are in the process of working through historic political evolutions. Indonesia's path to change is playing out most clearly, with the downfall of Suharto and the breathtaking audacity of the introduction of democracy in the region's largest country. Thailand is going through a less linear but no less dramatic change where forces are aligned similarly in some ways to those in Malaysia – one side wanting to preserve the status quo and others demanding new political structures and broader engagement. Vietnam is deep into its political cycle ahead of the January 2011 Communist Party Congress, with conservatives pushing hard on the reform-minded government of Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung. The Philippines has elections coming in May. Even Singapore is undergoing a quiet challenge to its post-colonial political structure dominated by the People's Action Party (PAP), with indications that younger voters want new channels for political expression including, perhaps, an opposition that can speak freely and make the case for alternative approaches.

Putting the course of political evolution in Malaysia in a regional context, the country has a great opportunity to move ahead by implementing needed reforms, regaining full political stability and concentrating on its competitiveness and economic growth.

However, victimising Anwar is as counterproductive for Malaysia's political progress as it is for the efforts of his political adversaries in UMNO to reform and regain political dominance. Therefore, the start of the trial this week was a sad and ironic benchmark in Malaysian political history.

Ernest Z. Bower is Senior Adviser & Director of the Southeast Asia Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington.


Desa Damansara Condominium: The 'SODOMY' scene - with beautful scenery!

Posted: 04 Feb 2010 06:44 AM PST

Saiful: I told doc Anwar sodomised me
S. Tamarai Chelvi

KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 4, 2010): The High Court heard today that Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan told a Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL) doctor frankly that he was there for an examination as he had been sodomised by Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

Mohamad Saiful Bukhari Azlan (R) and his father Azlan Mohamad Lazim (2R)
stand with court members at the main entrance of Desa Damansara
Condominium, where they say the alleged sodomy took place.
Saiful, 25, a former personal aide to Anwar, who was testifying on the second day at Anwar's trial, said he had gone to two hospitals earlier before HKL where he registered himself at about 3pm at the Outpatient Ward, for a medical examination.

He said he saw a female Indian doctor but told her that he was shy as she is a woman. The doctor then suggested that he see a male doctor, whose room was next to her.

Saiful said he then met with the male doctor, whose name was Dr Daniel.

"When I met Dr Daniel, I was tired and I told him frankly that I came to HKL for an examination as I had been sodomised by Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim," said Saiful.

"He was a bit shocked," said Saiful, adding that the doctor then wrote a note for him to go to the Emergency Ward at One Stop Crisis Centre (OCSS).

He then went to OCSS where he was visited by doctors, including one who took his blood pressure.

Saiful said when he told a doctor he wants a specific examination as he had been sodomised.

When advised by the doctor to lodge a police report because without the police report, an examination could not be conducted on him, Saiful said he told the doctor he wanted to lodge a report.

Asked by Solicitor-General II Datuk Mohd Yusof Zainal Abiden how he got a form to lodge a police report, Saiful said two police personnel, one female and male came to him with a form.

Q: You did not call the police?

A: No

He said four doctors, including three men and a pregnant female doctor and a few nurses then examined him at about 9pm in the presence of ASP Jude Pereira.

Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan (right) speaks to the court members at the living
room of Unit 11-5-1 of the Desa Damansara Condominium.
Earlier, Saiful told the court that on June 28, 2008, he went to Tawakkal Kuala Lumpur Hospital but was told that it was a half-day. Accompanied by his uncle, Tuah Mohamad Ali, he then went to Hospital Pusrawi where he saw Dr Mohamad Osman Abdul Hamid and complained to him that he was having stomach ache and pain at the rectum.

He said while being examined by the doctor who had told him to take off his pants and lie on the bed, he told the doctor that he had been sodomised.

Saiful said the doctor immediately stopped examining him and told him to wear his pants, after which the doctor gave him advice.

The doctor said the hospital does not have the facilities to conduct a forensic examination and that a report from private hospital would not be accepted as evidence in court.

Saiful said the doctor also told him to go to a government hospital and suggested HKL.

At the court yesterday, Saiful also identified Dr. Mohamad Osman. The court was also shown CCTV recordings of Saiful getting into and out of a lift, to the fifth floor of Desa Damansara Condominium.

Saiful, who was seen holding a bag in the recordings, was asked to confirmed that it was him. He also identified several photos of himself. -- theSun

Flying.. long haul

Posted: 04 Feb 2010 06:45 AM PST

Its been a while that I posted anything here. So I guess an update is in order.
I recently flew to the US of A on a work assignment. I was adviced of the trip a few week prior. The first thing that came to my mind was not so much about the assignment itself but the flight to and fro.

One thing about me, I don't get jittery or quesy on flights, but its the sitting down for many hours in a confined space that really gets to me.

Let me explain.
I got up at about 4.30 to get ready, and the cab duly arrived to pick me up and transported me to KLIA for my 9.00 a.m flight. I took the Cathay Pacific to Hong Kong. Why to Hong Kong, simply because I wanted to arrive in San Francisco instead of Los Angeles.

About the flight, its a 3 hour trip, which I can stand, its ok, my butt is not hurt. There's the inflight entertainment to while my time, took my nap after the meal served. Uneventful flight altogether... By the way the MAS flight attendants are a wee bit more attractive.

3 hours of sitting down and no cig for the whole trip, now that is a little bit trying but I can manage.

As we landed in Hong Kong, I made sure that I went to the right terminal and found the gate, but prior to being at the gate, found the smoking lounge. Had my dose of cigs and a bit more to prepare me for the 12 hour flight to San Francisco.

By the way, the books in the terminal are far more expensive than the ones found in KLIA.

Boarding the flight to US was a bit of a hassle, we got to remove our shoes, their security people going through my carry on bags, and of all thing, my gastric medicine, in liquid form cannot be taken on board with me... so into the bin it went. But it was ok in KLIA though.

Boarded, aisle seat as requested, at least I need not share one arm rest with the person next to me.

Now its a 12 hour flight, at least, as it was announced earlier.... by the 3rd hour my butt is sore. Used the blanket under my butt, part of the way it was not sufficient. The small pillow went under my butt.

While most passengers were asleep, I can't. Read, watched the movies, walked around the cabin (I was also afraid that the US Airmarshall was on board and observing me...) I am harmless my man, its just my sore butt and swollen legs.. I need to move around.

A wonderful surprise was that Cathay Pacific put this cart of goodies near the galley, peanuts, apples, cookies, soda (including my Light Coke) for your helping...

It was such a relief to have landed in Frisco......

But this was where I was heading.... Another 2 hour of flight and it was delayed by 2 hours because of the storm in San Francisco.. more waiting, more sitting, more whiling.....

Salt Lake City was where I was heading... that will be another story altogether.

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Wanita Menjerit "Oi Saiful, Aku Sumpah U Tak Boleh Buang Air Besar 10 Hari"

Posted: 04 Feb 2010 05:20 AM PST

Saksi pertama perbicaraan kes liwat kedua Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, Mohd. Saiful Bukhari Azlan menyambung keterangannya petang ini selepas tinjauan mahkamah kira-kira 1 jam di tempat kejadian tengah hari tadi.

Terdahulu, kehadiran kira-kira 17 kenderaan dengan iringan kawalan polis memecahkan kesunyian kawasan penempatan mewah Damansara Heights yang popular dengan kalangan ekspatriat.

Konvoi itu berlepas dari Mahkamah Tinggi pada 11.43 pagi termasuk pegawai mahkamah, kesemua anggota pasukan pendakwaan dan juga pasukan pembelaan yang diketuai Karpal Singh.

Saiful, yang memakai sut kelabu gelap dan kemeja putih, diiringi peguam Zamri Idrus yang bertindak sebagai peguam pemerhati baginya.

Sejurus tiba, Saiful menunjukkan kepada Hakim Mohamad Zabidin, tempat dia meletakkan keretanya pada hari kejadian dan lif yang digunakannya untuk ke apartmen itu.

Kondominium itu terletak kira-kira tiga hingga empat minit perjalanan dengan kenderaan dari rumah lama Anwar di Bukit Damansara.

Kehadiran mereka juga "diikuti" sekumpulan penyokong pro-Anwar. Anwar juga mengiringi hakim dan pasukan peguam ketika tinjauan dilakukan.

Penyokong Anwar kelihatan "ghairah" apabila melihat kehadiran Saiful dalam salah satu kereta bersama bapanya, Azlan Mohd Lazim dan peguam Zamri Idrus.

Melihat kehadiran Saiful, seorang wanita yang berbaju kurung warna hijau dan berskaf ungu lembut menjerit: "Jantan sial! Oi Saiful, aku sumpah 'you' tak boleh buang air besar sepuluh hari."

Tindakan wanita ini menggamamkan anggota kawalan keselamatan di kondominium berkenaan dan juga anggota polis yang hadir.

Anwar, dan Saiful turut hadir apabila Hakim Mahkamah Tinggi Datuk Mohamad Zabidin Mohd Diah memeriksa apartmen dua bilik tidur itu yang terletak di tingkat lima.

Saiful menunjukkan kepada hakim tempat Anwar duduk di ruang tamu apabila dia datang untuk menghantar dokumen dan bilik tidur utama di mana kejadian liwat itu berlaku selepas itu.

Semasa pemeriksaan itu, Mohamad Zabidin dilihat bertanya beberapa soalan kepada Saiful.

Terdapat sebuah katil kelamin di bilik tidur utama di mana tingkapnya ditutupi langsir warna kelabu gelap. Langsir berwarna serupa juga terdapat di ruang tamu yang juga terdapat sofa kulit berwarna pudar. Di ruang makan, terdapat sebuah meja makan untuk enam orang.

Anwar meninggalkan tempat itu selepas pemeriksaan di bilik tidur utama.

Dari apartmen itu, hakim dan Mohd Saiful pergi ke pejabat pengurusan kondominium itu untuk memeriksa kemudahan CCTV.

Lawatan itu diadakan selepas Saiful menyambung keterangannya secara tertutup pagi tadi di Mahkamah Tinggi yang terletak berhampiran.

Pada sessi petang, rakaman kamera litar tertutup (CCTV) menunjukkan Saiful memasuki kawasan Kondominium Desa Damansara pada hari kejadian dia mendakwa diliwat oleh majikannya itu.

Ketika rakaman dipertontonkan di mahkamah, Saiful mengesahkan bahawa orang dalam rakaman itu adalah dirinya.

Rakaman CCTV itu menunjukkan Saiful memasuki lif untuk ke aras lima dan kemudian meninggalkan aras itu juga dengan menaiki lif.

Dia dilihat menuju ke aras lima pada pukul 2.47 petang dan kemudian keluar pukul 4.14 petang.

Bagaimanapun rakaman yang menunjukkan Saiful masuk dan keluar kondominium itu tidak dapat dipertontonkan ekoran masalah teknikal pada komputer.

Saiful berkata pada jam 1.00 petang, 28 Jun 28, 2008, dengan ditemani oleh bapa saudaranya Tuah Mohd Halim, mereka ke Hospital Tawakal. Bagaimanapun dia gagal mendapat rawatan kerana hospital itu beroperasi separuh hari.

Berikutan itu, dia pergi ke sebuah lagi hospital swasta, Hospital Pusrawi dan dirawat oleh Dr Mohd Osman Abdul Hamid.

Saiful berkata doktor di Pusrawi mecadangkannya supaya ke hospital kerajaan untuk diperiksa.

Dia menyatakan kemudiannya dia ke hospital Kuala Lumpur dan memberitahu seseorang yang dikenali sebagai Dr Daniel yang dia diliwat oleh tertuduh.

Doktor itu memberikannya sekeping nota dan dia dirujuk ke wad kecemasan bagi membuat laporan polis. Superintenden Jude Pereira adalah antara pegawai polis yang membantunya membuat laporan.

Mahkamah ditangguhkan sehingga jam 9.30 pagi esok.

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Rasuah Pasir - 7 Termasuk Inspektor dan Ibu Tunggal Didakwa

Posted: 04 Feb 2010 04:40 AM PST

Tujuh orang mengaku tidak bersalah dan minta dibicarakan berhubung kes rasuah yang berkaitan dengan perlombongan pasir secara haram di Selangor.

Mereka dihadapkan di Mahkamah Sesyen di hadapan hakim Mat Ghani Abdullah di sini hari ini.

Ketujuh-tujuh tertuduh termasuklah seorang polis berpangkat inspektor, kakitangan kerajaan dan seorang suri rumah.

Akhir bulan lalu Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM) menangkap hampir 40 orang di pelbagai lokasi di seluruh negara disyaki terlibat dengan sindiket mencuri dan menyeludup pasir.

Sebahagian daripada mereka sudah pun dihadapkan di mahkamah.

Abdul Halim didakwa sebagai penolong pengarah tanah yang bertugas di Pejabat Daerah & Tanah Hulu Langat telah meminta untuk dirinya suapan wang tunai RM2,000 daripada Khairul Anuar Ahmad Bustaman, 23, supaya tidak mengambil tindakan undang-undang ke atas aktiviti pengeluaran pasir tanpa permit yang sah oleh Khairul Anuar di kawasan Lot 1519, Batu 19 1/2 dan Lot 3654, Batu 1/4 Jalan Sungai Lui, Hulu Langat.

Tertuduh didakwa melakukan kesalahan itu di Pejabat Daerah & Tanah Hulu Langat, Seksyen 9, Bandar Baru Bangi, kira-kira pukul 11 pagi pada 23 April tahun lepas.

Abdul Halim juga didakwa secara rasuah setuju menerima suapan wang tunai RM2,000 daripada Khairul Anuar melalui Mohd Azam Ab Jalil, 30, sebagai dorongan untuk melakukan perkara yang sama di dalam sebuah kereta Perodua Kancil nombor pendaftaran WPN 5287 di Jalan Medan Bangi, Bandar Baru Bangi dekat sini, kira-kira pukul 10 pagi pada 24 April tahun lepas.

Abd Wahab pula didakwa sebagai Penolong Pengurus Tanah yang bertugas di Kumpulan Semesta Sdn Bhd (anak syarikat kerajaan Selangor) telah secara rasuah memperoleh dari Mohd Shafiq Idrus wang tunai RM3,000 yang dimasukkan ke dalam akaun Maybank miliknya sebagai dorongan untuk memproses permohonan Mohd Shafiq bertarikh 6 Okt 2009 bagi mengusahakan kawasan pasir di sepanjang Sungai Langat, Dengkil, Sepang.

Tertuduh didakwa melakukan kesalahan itu di Maybank cawangan Kajang, Ground & Mezzanine Floor, 28-30, Jalan Tukang Pekan Kajang, Hulu Langat, kira-kira pukul 3 petang pada 18 Sept tahun lepas.

Abdul Amir didakwa sebagai Inspektor polis di cawangan trafik, Ibu Pejabat Polis Daerah Kajang telah secara rasuah memperolehi untuk dirinya suapan wang tunai RM200 daripada Lee Keen Seng, 43, di pejabat Cawangan Trafik, Ibu pejabat Polis Daerah Kajang, kira-kira pukul 2 petang pada 6 Nov 2008.

Tertuduh juga didakwa memperoleh untuk dirinya suapan wang tunai RM1,500 daripada Wong Yun Fui, 32, melalui Ahmad Khairi Ley di tempat letak kenderaan di kawasan rehat Lebuhraya Kajang Silk menuju ke Kajang, Hulu Langat, kira-kira pukul 12.15 tengah hari pada 13 Nov 2008.

Abdul Amir turut didakwa memperoleh bagi dirinya suapan wang tunai berjumlah RM4,500 daripada Wong melalui akaun Maybank miliknya di Maybank cawangan Sri Serdang dekat sini, pada 22 Dis 2008, 19 Jan dan 4 Mac tahun lepas.

Tertuduh didakwa melakukan kelima-lima kesalahan itu sebagai dorongan untuk tidak mengambil tindakan ke atas lori-lori pasir yang membawa lebih muatan. Kesemua tertuduh didakwa di bawah Akta Pencegahan Rasuah 1997 dan Akta Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM) 2009 yang jika sabit kesalahan memperuntukkan hukuman penjara minimum 14 hari dan maksimum 20 tahun dan denda tidak kurang daripada lima kali ganda nilai suapan atau RM10,000, yang mana lebih tinggi.

Mat Ghani membenarkan Abdul Halim yang diwakili peguam Amir Khusyairi Mohamad Tanusi dibebaskan dengan jaminan RM6,000 serta seorang penjamin dan menetapkan perbicaraan selama tiga hari bermula 17 Mei depan serta sebutan kes pada 11 Mac depan.

Sementara bagi Abd Wahab yang juga diwakili peguam Amir Khusyairi, mahkamah menetapkan ikat jamin berjumlah RM5,000 dengan seorang penjamin dan menetapkan perbicaraan pada 20, 21 dan 24 Mei depan serta sebutan kes pada 11 Mac.

Mat Ghani turut membenarkan Abdul Amir yang diwakili peguam Azrul Zulkifli Stork dibebaskan dengan jaminan RM7,000 serta seorang penjamin dan menetapkan perbicaraan selama tiga hari bermula 6 Julai depan serta sebutan kes pada 22 Mac.

Ibu tunggal antara 7 didakwa rasuah sindiket curi pasir

Dalam pada itu di mahkamah yang sama, tiga individu termasuk seorang ibu tunggal turut menghadapi tuduhan rasuah membabitkan aktiviti pengeluaran pasir di kawasan Hulu Langat, pada Oktober 2009 dan Januari lepas.

Latifah Mahfodz, 45, dari Cheras; dan Azman Annhar, 44, dari Hulu Langat; serta Hamzah Che Hassan, 43, dari Semenyih dekat sini, mengaku tidak bersalah dan minta dibicarakan selepas pertuduhan dibacakan terhadap mereka.

Latifah, suri rumah dan Azman yang bekerja sendiri, didakwa bersama-sama meminta suapan wang tunai RM10,000 daripada Adnan Abd. Mokhtar, 41, sebagai dorongan kononnya untuk diberikan kepada penguat kuasa Pejabat Tanah Daerah Hulu Langat dan SPRM supaya tidak mengambil tindakan penguatkuasaan terhadap Adnan yang akan menjalankan aktiviti pengeluaran pasir secara tidak sah di atas tanah kerajaan Bukit Enggang, Hulu Langat.

Mereka didakwa melakukan kesalahan itu di Restoran Thoiba di No. 101A, Jalan 2, Batu 9, Cheras dekat sini, kira-kira pukul 10 malam pada 14 Jan lepas.

Latifah, ibu kepada tiga orang anak dan Azman, juga didakwa bersama-sama menerima suapan wang tunai RM10,000 daripada Nur Aida Arifin, 24, sebagai dorongan untuk melakukan perkara yang sama di Starbucks Coffee di G31, Aeon Cheras Selatan Shopping Center, Hulu Langat, kira-kira pukul 5.25 petang pada 18 Jan lepas.

Hamzah pula didakwa telah menerima suapan wang tunai RM500 daripada Tea Ming Kun, 40, sebagai dorongan kononnya untuk membantu mendapatkan permit pengeluaran pasir di Lot 3512 dan Lot 3513, Ulu Sungai Long, Hulu Langat, dan bagi

pengeluaran pasir di Stock Pile milik Kilang Cheras Kaolin Sdn Bhd dari Kumpulan Semesta Sdn Bhd.

Dia didakwa melakukan kesalahan itu di Restoran & Cafe Anjung, No. 70, Jalan Temenggong 1/9, Cheras, kira-kira pukul 10.30 pagi pada 22 Okt tahun lepas.

Jika sabit kesalahan, ketiga-tiga tertuduh boleh dihukum mengikut Seksyen 24 Akta Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia 2009 yang memperuntukkan hukuman penjara minimum 14 hari dan maksimum 20 tahun dan denda tidak kurang daripada lima kali ganda nilai suapan atau RM10,000, yang mana lebih tinggi.

Mat Ghani membenarkan Latifah yang diwakili peguam Muhammad Izzam Zailani dan Azman yang diwakili peguam Zainuddin Abdul Razak dibebaskan dengan jaminan RM5,000 setiap seorang serta seorang penjamin dan menetapkan tarikh perbicaraan selama tiga hari bermula 17 Mei depan.

Sementara bagi Hamzah yang juga diwakili peguam Zainuddin, Mat Ghani menetapkan ikat jamin berjumlah RM2,500 dengan seorang penjamin dan menetapkan perbicaraan selama tiga hari bermula 1 Jun depan.

Mahkamah turut menetapkan 11 Mac depan untuk sebutan bagi kedua-dua kes.

Pendakwaan dikendalikan oleh Timbalan Pendakwa Raya Ng Siew Wee dari SPRM.

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Posted: 04 Feb 2010 01:16 AM PST

This song rather brought a lot of memories. Kian Leong, if you are reading this, I remember we sang this song together during our secondary school days, Form 3 or 4 if I am not mistaken.

And all of sudden, someone I chatted on MSN today triggered me to listen to KRU's songs again. And this particular song's lyrics matched the message that I want to convey to a person far far away.

Enjoy the song...

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