Thursday, March 31, 2011

Sex video: Rahim & Shazryl believed to be arrested but out on police bail!

Sex video: Rahim & Shazryl believed to be arrested but out on police bail!


Sex video: Rahim & Shazryl believed to be arrested but out on police bail!

Posted: 31 Mar 2011 10:14 AM PDT

Malaysia-Today.net managed to pick up the news 'Sex video: Duo nabbed, released on police bail' published by The Star though it renamed the original title to 'Datuk T sex video: Rahim, Shazryl, out on police bail'.

A search on 'are now out on police bail' in Google will show one of the results with the title 'Sex video: Duo nabbed, released on police bail' but the permalink does not have any content.



Nevertheless, a search on 'rahim eskay are now out on police bail' with 'Past week' option selected will also display a result with the title 'Sex video: Duo nabbed, released on police bail' but it is published by TheStarMobile.

 
Click to enlarge and read.
At the time of this posting, the permalink is still active and has the same content that is published in Malaysia-Today.net.


ADV: S.O.X. Drum and Dance Competition 2011 Is Back! BIGGER, BETTER

Posted: 31 Mar 2011 08:41 AM PDT

Screen shot 2011-03-31 at PM 11.29.19

Hey guys, still remember about the S.O.X. All-Stars Drum and Dance competition that happened last years and year before which have been a topic of all high-school student? It's back at this time of the year. Still remember it attracted more than 8400 people to the National Stadium last year and it's really a very big drumline and cheerleadning in Malaysia, in fact it's the biggest of all AFAIK.

44 by you. 15 by you.

So what I want to tell you guys that the competition is back and be ready to train your drumline and dance team and bring your school into this competition. From what I have know is that are giving out more than RM100,000 worth of cash and prizes this year! OMG, the prize value increases to 6 digits now!

And this year, radio DJ Ean and Zher will be making a special appearance at the competition, so if you are a fan of them, you must come check out this music and beats competition.

And I've got some inside source commenting about last year's event.

3C Band from SM Cochrane (DRUM) – "We feel really, really great today! We enjoyed the performance! Biasa lah, yang jerit mostly the girls kan? We all rasa happy, semangat pun datang!"

D'Starz from SMK (P) Sri Aman (CHEER) – "Everyone was really good but we're definitely on top!"

Are you feeling itchy now and want to join the competition? Hehe. Do check out the videos below about last year's competition. It will be bigger, better and better-er. =D

Faster register your team now and start training! Oh yeah and check out the website too. See ya there at this competition! I will be there.


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Siapa "Faiz" Di dalam Imej Kamera Intip Pejabat MB Selangor?

Posted: 31 Mar 2011 09:45 AM PDT

Siapa 'Faiz' dalam imej kamera intip?

SHAH ALAM: Menteri Besar Selangor Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim hari ini mendedahkan bahawa seorang individu yang hanya dikenali sebagai 'Faiz' yang wujud dalam kamera intip yang ditemui di pejabatnya Ogos lalu.

Pendedahan tersebut dibuat oleh Khalid selepas persidangan Dewan Undangan Negeri (DUN) berakhir hari ini.

Namun Khalid enggan mendedahkan secara teliti siapa individu bernama 'Faiz' itu, sebaliknya berkata siasatan terperinci masih dibuat bagi mendapat jawapan sebenar siapa dalang dalam hal itu.

Menurut Khalid, selain 'Faiz", wujud satu lagi imej yang tidak bernama. Malah beliau mengakui tidak melihat imej itu.

Beliau turut mendakwa bahawa kemungkinan pihak keselamatan dan polis terlibat dalam hal tersebut.


"Bateri dan cip kamera itu perlu ditukar sentiasa… bukan selalu tapi jika tidak tukar ia akan membuat bunyi. Bila dilihat dalam kamera itu ada dua imej dan apabila kami siasat perakam itu kedengaran suara Faiz ini muncul.

"Saya tidak lihat imej itu. Hanya penyiasat persendirian kami dan staf yang lihat. Tetapi kami suspek ada beberapa kerjasama… namun belum ada individu yang bersalah hanya suspek sahaja.

"Tetapi kami dah lihat senarai nama, ada dua ke tiga orang bernama Faiz tetapi ia akan menjadi masalah kerana kami tidak mahu suspek sesiapa sebab kami mencari dalang sebenar. Buat masa ini kita tunggu sehingga siasatan sepenuhnya selesai, tapi berdasarkan imej itu ia lebih amatur," katanya dalam sidang media selepas sidang DUN lewat petang ini.

Ketika diasak pemberita mengenai 'Faiz' Khalid berkata beliau tidak mahu menimbulkan sebarang spekulasi, sebaliknya ada perancangan efektif untuk mengetahui dalang itu.

Pada Ogos tahun lalu sebuah kamera tersembunyi ditemui di pejabatnya di tingkat 21, Bangunan SUK, yang dipercayai digunakan untuk mengintip aktiviti harian beliau.

Namun setakat ini tiada sebarang laporan polis dikemukakan oleh Khalid mahupun pihak kerajaan negeri.

Rombakan dalam PKNS

Sementara itu, menyentuh mengenai salah urus tadbir yang berlaku dalam Perbadanan Kemajuan Negeri Selangor (PKNS), Khalid berkata kemungkinan wujud rombakan dalam perbadanan tersebut.

Penyelewengan itu berkait rapat dengan pelantikan tiga syarikat yang dimiliki oleh orang yang sama dalam penubuhan Telemarketings PKNS.

Malah Khalid menganggarkan RM30 juta telah diagihkan kepada tiga syarikat Telemarketings PKNS tersebut.

"Pihak jawatankuasa yang meneliti audit telah buat beberapa keputusan dan ia akan dibawa dalam mesyuarat exco sama ada minggu depan atau minggu seterusnya.

"Cadangan banyak dan rombakan dalam PKNS itu ada. PKNS dan Pengurus Besar Othman Omar gagal dalam disiplin mengawal keewangan perbadanan itu. Biasanya dibawah RM500 ribu pengurusan boleh membuat keputusan, tetapi lebih RM500 ribu, lembaga pengarah yang buat keputusan.

"Disebabkan hal itu, Othman yang sepatutnya disahkan jawatan Februari tahun ini hanya akan diperbaharui kontraknya setiap bulan," katanya yang juga Adun Ijok.-FMT


Stunned, Speechless and Gobsmacked!

Posted: 31 Mar 2011 08:27 AM PDT

After a very busy day, I finally settled down to reading the news. I could not believe my eyes when I read  THIS REPORT in Malaysiakini which said:

A Selangor Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) officer was found to have downloaded and watched pornography on his office computer instead of monitoring his witness, Teoh Beng Hock.


This bombshell was dropped by the royal commission of inquiry into Teoh's death panel chief Justice James Foong today.


He mentioned this in passing when Bar Council lawyer Cheow Wee was quizzing former Selangor MACC deputy director Hishamuddin Hashim on his internal memorandum which warned officers to keep an eye on visitors, witnesses or suspects when they are on the commission's premises.


At one point, Foong said that assistant superintendent Mohd Ashraf Mohd Yunus was indulging in pornography on his computer.


Ashraf had said previously that he was ordered by Selangor MACC investigations unit head Hairul Ilham Hamzah to assist enforcement officer Arman Alias, in questioning Teoh from 10.30pm to 12.30am on July 15.


Foong: In my opinion, since you are by nature hardworking and in the office, why is there a relaxed attitude in your office, the way (in which) the witnesses are watched? Why is that? I want to know why there is no security?


Hishamuddin: Orders have been issued. It is up to them to take care of the witnesses.


Foong: Why you don't ask the officers what they are doing (when you are in the office at that hour)?


Hishamuddin: (They don't tell me) unless I ask.


Foong: Do you know that Ashraf had downloaded pornography about 1.20am (on July 16, 2009). When an operation was going on, he was watching pornography on a website.


Taken aback, Hishamuddin responded after a short pause that "it was beyond his control" to watch over his subordinates.


"This is not work related... there must be self-initiative (to not do such things)," he said.


The incident occurred roughly an hour after he had assisted another colleague in interviewing Teoh. CLICK HERE for more.



1. Doesn't the MACC or any other agency have a strong monitoring system of how their staff use their laptops/computers? I am aware that some MNCs have a very strict policy and staff are not allowed to view pornographic/political/religious material/youtube/facebook etc via their company computers. Why is enforcement and monitoring so lax?

2.Will disciplinary action be taken?

3. Isn't there a code of ethics/guidelines for behavior/questioning etc that staff have to comply with?

4. The thought that this person was watching smut during working hours in official premises (and claiming overtime) and would have got away with it if not for this RCI makes me wonder if this is common practice. Surely if his colleagues had seen him doing it, did they take the right action to prevent such unethical and questionable practice?

5. After this disclosure, how is MACC going to deal with their badly dented image and reputation?

6. At this point of time, I am completely appalled at how some seem to have a fixation on sex.

From Sodomy 1 to Sodomy 2 to CSL to Datuk V, then the Datuk T video screening, alleged rape cases that remain unsolved and demands to reveal details of trips to Thailand etc. WOW! The plot thickens and names are pulled through mire for what purpose?

Where is their credibility now? Do they have a conscience?

7. To think that TBH died in such an environment. :-(

May there be justice for TBH and may the RCI unravel more bizarre revelations!!!

These characters are really setting VERY BAD examples for the youth of today! Disgusting!

I am stunned, speechless and truly gobsmacked!


Yes, PM. The truth is there is only 'devil-opment' and no good governance!

Posted: 31 Mar 2011 08:46 AM PDT

Thursday March 31, 2011

PM: People want good governance, not just development

PETALING JAYA: Malaysians not only want economic development but efficient and transparent governance as well, said Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

Well, well. Mr. 'Umno-appointed' PM. Even as the DPM, you were linked to the murder of Altantuya. How transparent were you? Were you not 'Najib Razak', the name mentioned by one of the witnesses? ;-)


Saturday June 30, 2007

Picture causes ruckus in court

THERE was a heated exchange among lawyers and prosecutors during the Altantuya Shaariibuu murder trial following a witness' testimony that she had seen a picture of the deceased and Abdul Razak Baginda with a government official.
In the aftermath, a police report was lodged against one of the defence lawyers while the grudge between a veteran counsel and the lead DPP intensified.
It began when Burmaa Oyunchimeg, a cousin of Altantuya, was being re-examined by DPP Manoj Kurup on a contention made by lawyer Wong Kian Kheong on Thursday.

Daily ritual: Abdul Razak waving to his family members as he is escorted to the courthouse yesterday along with C/Insp Azilah and Kpl Sirul Azhar who have always arrived with jackets covering their faces.
The 26-year-old witness was asked why she disagreed with Wong, the counsel for Abdul Razak Baginda, that she did not have personal knowledge of how Altantuya disappeared. Her answer was that she knew Altantuya came here to see "Razak Baginda."
"She only knew Razak Baginda in Malaysia. I knew why she wanted to see Razak Baginda because I've seen a picture of Altantuya, Razak Baginda and a government official."
DPP Manoj immediately stopped her from continuing, and repeated his question.
Burmaa said Altantuya's second cousin Namiraa Gerelmaa and friend Uuriintuya Gal-Ochir had told her about it.
Just before the witness was discharged, lawyer Karpal Singh, who represents the family of the victim and the Mongolian government, asked to pose two questions and clarify the testimony on the "government official."
The moment "government official" was mentioned, lawyer Hazman Ahmad representing C/Insp Azilah Hadri and lead prosecutor DPP Tun Abd Majid Tun Hamzah stood up almost simultaneously to deny that there was such evidence.
A commotion followed as Hazman and DPP Tun Abd Majid continued to dispute Karpal Singh's observations while Justice Mohd Zaki checked his notes.
In the midst of it, Burmaa put up her right hand and said loudly: "Yes, I said that."
"In Hong Kong ... after Altantuya came back from France, she went to Hong Kong to meet me to show me the picture," she said as the judge replied that he had not noted that part down earlier.
At this point, Hazman and DPP Tun Abd Majid began quarrelling with Karpal Singh over the matter.
After the commotion, Justice Mohd Zaki finally made a ruling that since he had missed the part, Karpal Singh could proceed to ask about the "government official."
Karpal Singh: You said after Altantuya came back from France, she showed you a picture. Can you tell us what the picture was?
Burmaa: There was a picture ... having a meal. A picture of Altantuya having a meal with Razak Baginda and a Malaysian government official and other people.
Karpal Singh: Who was the government official in the photo?
Justice Mohd Zaki: You should ask her whether she knows him or not.
Burmaa: Najib Razak. I remember the name Najib Razak because the name Razak is the same. I thought maybe they were brothers.
Justice Mohd Zaki: What is the relevance of this to the charge?
Hazman: Political basis.
DPP Tun Abd Majid: Irrelevant.
Karpal Singh: The relevance is in the affidavit of the third accused (Abdul Razak), he had mentioned that the ADC of Najib Razak, the police officer ...
Burmaa: (Putting up her right hand to interrupt) The picture was even shown to her (Altantuya's) father.
Karpal Singh: It was the ADC that directed and who helped in the three police personnel going to the house of Razak to take Altantuya away.
DPP Tun Abd Majid: DSP Musa Safri is listed as a witness in our list. You can examine him when he is called to testify later.
Hazman: It's subjudice. The witness (DSP Musa) has not been called yet. This witness (Burmaa) is being coached. If he wants to make allegations, I also can make.
Karpal Singh: There is an allegation of coaching. My Lord, would he withdraw that? This witness has not been coached.
DPP Tun Abd Majid: What is the purpose of watching brief? To safeguard the interest of the victim's family. You are not here to turn this court into a political forum. This is a court of law... The AG (Attorney-General) has given his assurance that we will produce everything in court leaving no stone unturned.
Wong, suddenly stood up to implore all parties including the press to allow his client Abdul Razak to defend against a capital punishment charge through the process of law.
Justice Mohd Zaki: I've been thinking, what is your purpose of watching brief, Mr Karpal?
Karpal Singh: My Lord, it's to make sure everything comes out in the open.
The judge then told the court what he had recorded so far and that he was not allowing Karpal Singh to ask Burmaa any further questions. He then adjourned the court.
After the break, DPP Tun Abd Majid asked if Burmaa's testimony about the picture would form part of the evidence.
The judge replied: "It is part of the record. Unless both sides want to pursue further on the replies?"
When Justice Mohd Zaki saw that no one had stood up, he discharged Burmaa from the stand.
Up to this point, the alleged photograph had not been produced in court.
After the proceedings ended at noon, Burmaa lodged a police report against Hazman over his allegation that she had been coached on how to give evidence in the trial.


Laporan Tahunan Muzium Negeri Pulau Pinang dan Balai Seni Lukis 跨別17年檳博物館再出版年鑑

Posted: 31 Mar 2011 08:34 AM PDT


Kali terakhir Muzium dan Balai Seni Lukis Negeri Pulau Pinang menerbitkan laporan tahunan ialah pada tahun 1993. Selepas 17 tahun kemudian, YB Wong Hon Wai sebagai Pengerusi Lembaga Muzium yang baru memutuskan tradisi penerbitan laporan tahunan perlu diteruskan untuk memperkuatkan sayap penerbitan muzium. Dengan ini, laporan tersebut akan diterbitkan sempena ulangtahun ke-46 penubuhan muzium.

跨別17年檳博物館再出版年鑑

由星洲日報大北馬于 2011年3月30日22:26 发布

檳州博物館即將在今年迎接46週年紀念,為了迎接這盛大的日子,館方除了推出系列慶祝活動外,也會編輯一本《檳州博物館年鑑》,以全方位反映檳州博物館的基本狀況、記錄常年的活動項目,及客觀揭示博物館的生存与發展趨勢。

這也是檳州博物館事隔17年後再出版年鑑,以後將盡可能做到一年一版,讓這本博物館年鑑記錄每年的大小事務。

掌管檳州藝術事務委員會的黃漢偉說,一間博物館所能做的,並非只有辦辦活動,展示歷史文物,像國外許多有名的博物館,它們也出版具有時效性及權威性的博物館年鑑,除了讓民間更加了解博物館的運作、活動、珍藏品等以外,更重要的是,它讓我們有一個記錄,以後,它就會是一個歷史的註腳。

他說,檳州博物館是於1964年正式在華蓋街現址創館,由于博物館同時也管理檳州畫廊,隨著收藏品的增加,1997年開始向檳州大會堂租用空間,做為博物館辦公室及檳州畫廊展覽館。

"檳博物館最後一次出版年鑑是在1993年,距離目前已有17年的歷史了,現在正是時候再出發。"

他也表示,至於有關檳博物館46週年慶的系列慶祝活動,詳情將在短期內公佈。

黃漢偉日前為檳州油畫協會主持第九屆油畫展開幕典禮時,這麼說。

出席者包括了檳博物館館長哈雅妮、檳畫廊理事陳忠源、檳油畫協會主席胡仙麟。

畫展從即日起公開讓民眾參觀,時至4月17日。參與展出油畫的畫家約30名,作品近百幅,內容從靜物、人體、建築、美食到文化、生活等等,十分豐富。


Pegawai SPRM Tonton Pornografi Di Pejabat, Tim Pengarah Naik Pangkat

Posted: 31 Mar 2011 07:54 AM PDT

Seorang pegawai Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM) dikatakan memuat turun dan menonton pornografi pada komputer milik pejabat selepas sejam menyoal-siasat Teoh Beng Hock.

Perkara ini didedahkan oleh pengerusi Suruhanjaya Diraja yang menyiasat kematian Teoh, tan Sri James Foong hari ini.

Beliau berkata demikian ketika peguam Majlis Peguam, Cheow Wee menyoal bekas timbalan pengarah SPRM Selangor, Hishamuddin Hashim berhubung memorandum dalaman yang mengingatkan kakitanganya supaya sentiasa memerhatikan pelawat, saksi ataupun suspek ketika mereka di kawasan suruhanjaya itu.

Pada satu ketika, Fong berkata penolong penguasa Mohd Ashraf Mohd Yunus sedang menonton pornografi di komputernya pada jam 1.20 pagi, 16 Julai 2009.
Foong: Pada pendapat saya, adalah agak longar cara saksi diperhatikan. Kenapa? Saya ingin tahu mengapa tiada kawalan keselamatan?

Hishamuddin: Arahan diberikan (melalui memorandum dalaman) dan mesti ada pegawai (yang mengiringi saksi).

Foong: Kenapa tidak tanya pegawai awak apa yang mereka lakukan (apabila awak berada di pejabat pada waktu itu)?

Hishamuddin: (Mereka tidak beritahu saya) kecuali saya tanya.

Foong: Tahukah awak bahawa Ashraf telah memuat turun bahan pornografi sekitar jam 1.20 pagi (16 Julai 2009). Apabila operasi dijalankan, dia menonton pornografi di internet.

Hishamuddin yang terkejut dengan berita itu mengambil masa sebelum menjawap "ia di luar kawalannya".

"Ini tiada kaitan dengan kerja... mungkin inisiatif sendiri," katanya.

Kejadian itu berlaku kira-kira sejam selepas beliau membantu seorang lagi rakannya menyoal Teoh. -mk

Ulasan GB

Dasyat sungguh. Pegawai SPRM boleh tonton ponografi di pejabat SPRM. Dan bekas Timbalan Pengarah SPRM Selangor, Hishamuddin Hashim menyatakan ia di luar kawalannya.

Itu pun boleh dinaikkan pangkat sebagai Pengarah Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM) Negeri Sembilan pula.



EC and MACC attitude reflects much malaise and partisanship

Posted: 31 Mar 2011 07:28 AM PDT

These two articles appear in the Malaysian Insider

EC passes vote-buying buck to MACC
By G. Manimaran
Bahasa Malaysia Editor

KUALA LUMPUR, March 31 — The Election Commission (EC) has refuted Transparency International Malaysia's (TI-M) claim it failed to ensure bribe-free polls as it was the job of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to tackle graft.

EC deputy chairman Datuk Wan Ahmad Wan Omar told The Malaysian Insider it was "unfair" of TI-M to slam the regulator for not enforcing anti-bribery election laws, calling the whole affair "odd".

"It's odd because TI-M is aware and understands that the task of monitoring and eradicating any act of bribery, including political bribery and bribery during elections, falls under MACC's purview," he said.

TI-M yesterday savaged the EC for failing to ensure free and fair elections in the country despite the autonomy granted to the latter under the Federal Constitution.

"We cannot rely completely on the EC to enforce these rules... they don't seem to be independent in practice," he had told reporters.

Low said that there has been no proper enforcement of existing election laws, and suggested that this was the reason many election offences went unpunished.

"The EC today is just managing the elections process, not enforcing it," he said. "There are not too many do's and don'ts... things are just not clear, borderline on corruption."

Low's stinging rebuke against the EC comes as Sarawak, the country's largest state, prepares to hold state elections next month.

Pakatan Rakyat (PR) lawmakers have repeatedly accused the EC of failing to be neutral during by-elections, resulting in numerous complaints to the commission.

The EC, however, has maintained that it is impartial and independent, denying opposition allegations that it favours Barisan Nasional (BN).

Wan Ahmad stressed today that the EC worked closely with the MACC to monitor election bribery which, he said, was a serious offence in any form.

"It's true that the Election Offences Act 1954 contains sections about bribery but for any act of bribery or complaints about it, the EC will ask for MACC's help or hand over responsibility to it," he said.

"Likewise, all criminal acts and security matters during elections are under the police's scope of duty."

According to the Federal Constitution and other laws, the EC is responsible for the management and execution of elections.

Malaysia's corruption index score dropped to its lowest level ever last year, going from 4.5 to 4.4 out of 10, with 10 being the least corrupt.

The country's 2010 ranking remained unchanged from the year before at 56 out of 178 countries, putting it on par with Namibia and Turkey.

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MACC's role not to interpret law, says chief
By Asrul Hadi Abdullah Sani

KUALA LUMPUR, March 31 – MACC chief Datuk Seri Abu Kassim Mohamed said today that the role of the anti-graft body was only to investigate corruption cases and not interpret the law.

Abu Kassim refused to entertain a recent statement by Transparency International Malaysia (TI-M) and stressed that he can only comment on facts.

The anti-graft watchdog said yesterday that any type of election handouts to voters is a form of corruption.

TI-M also criticised the Election Commission (EC) for failing to ensure free and fair elections in the country.

"We only investigate corruption case. Whoever thinks that there is corruption then they can just refer to us and we will investigate. I do not interpret the law.

"I don't want to go to the polemic, I go on the facts. For me, I am just an investigator who just investigates any corruption complaints," he told reporters during a press conference.

Nazri yesterday refuted TI-M's views on election handouts, citing a legal case to back up his arguments.

The minister had pointed out that a 1981 court case had ruled that it was not an offence but in line with the responsibility of the government to ensure development and allocate funds regardless of whether there was an election.

Nazri was referring to the legal precedent established in the case involving the Pengkalan Kota by-election between Teoh Teik Huat and Lim Kean Siew.

The case revolved around a statement by then-finance minister Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah, who had said he would personally give more money for the improvement of Pengkalan Kota if Barisan Nasional (BN) won.

The minister in the Prime Minister's Department had also told Parliament that handouts and goodies in the form of financial assistance to voters during elections was not a form of corruption because it was the federal government's way of "fulfilling its promises" and manifestos.

Nazri also expressed surprise over TI-M's allegation the Election Commission (EC) had failed to show that they were "independent" in carrying out its duties even though they were guaranteed autonomy under the Federal Constitution.

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It looks like EC is passing the buck to MACC, and MACC is passing the buck to, err, the AGC?

In the first place, EC is untrusted to carry out elections according with the law. Where there are breaches of law, EC has to lodge a police report, if it does not by itself have enforcement power. Therefore, EC is not as spineless as the EC Chairman makes EC out to be.

The civil society and opposition political parties are complaining not because they want EC to suggest new laws. They are complaining that EC is blind to what practices out there are in conflict with what's in the election statutes, such as electoral bribery.

If the law is not clear, then isn't it in EC's interest to ensure that it is made clear? I would think that EC's raison d'etre is to carry out a free and fair election.

If it finds that a candidate makes promises that only the candidate can make by virtue of incumbency of his party at the state or federal level, which is an unfair practice vis-a-vis another candidate, doesn't the EC see this as being UNFAIR?

What do you do when you see something as being not of level playing field? You come up with guidelines to make it clear. EC is a commission. Certainly it is enpowered to come up with electoral guidelines. Even if it is not enpowered to turn it into regulation or law, it should make suggestions. Instead, EC keeps mum, thereby allowing the unfairness to perpetuate. How could EC then say that it is not an accomplice to the ruling coalition?

I'd extend the same ire against the MACC. You say you are not interpreters of law, yet you are interpreting the law each time a new situation comes up and you have to decide whether you can arrest someone, detain him/her, confiscate his/her items or assets etc.. Why do you think the Selangor MACC ignored a guideline when they dealt with Teoh? In the end, it boils down to interpretation, big or small.

In any event, and this is what irks me enormously - MACC has to seriously ask itself what is its reason for being. If the reason is to prevent, disrupt or counter corruption and the culture of corruption, certainly all its interpretations of law have to be geared towards achieving this end.

Therefore, if the question comes up as to whether an election promise is bribery, and MACC cannot answer that (because it does not interpret law), then is that the end of the story? Certainly not! MACC has all the resources including support from the AGC to interpret the law. Why don't MACC ask for a legal opinion from the AGC? Or if MACC is entitled to obtain legal opinion from other sources, why don't MACC ask for second opinions from the Bar Council (which by the way is a statutory body)?

If everyone says it is not bribery, then at least MACC would have tried to go as far as possible to define the scope of electoral offence, and no one would blame them for turning up less. The public will train their guns on someone else accountable, perhaps the AGC. But if MACC is merely playing silent, isn't that condoning unfair electoral practices, which favours the ruling coalition? MACC should not then complain about public perception that MACC is just another political instrument of BN.

I dare say that thinking Malaysians are sick of (1) fearful (to step of toes) or otherwise lazy attitude of both our EC and MACC when it comes to politically sensitive matter such as electoral bribery (2) tai-chiing from one body to another thinking we are all stupid people, with short memory, and will soon forget the whole "intellectual" exercise.

Malaysians are growing more literate, and this will not soon be forgotten, and we will cast our votes where our conscience is come the next state or general election. If BN loses, part of the blame falls on both EC and MACC's inability to inspire public confidence that they are doing their jobs with proactivity and impartiality.


Thia Megia – I’m Yours & Three Little Birds

Posted: 31 Mar 2011 06:49 AM PDT

A little video of Asian-American singer Thia Megia – one of current American Idol season's top 11 finalist – which was recorded in September 2009, singing to Jason Mraz's I'm Yours and Bob Marley's Three Little Birds

The 15-year-old Filipina used to have a few popular "music videos" on her official Youtube channel, but chose to delete all the videos for some reasons.

It remains to be seen how far Thia could go on American Idol… she's good but I don't think she has what it takes to win the competition yet. Age is on her side regardless, she can still improve and get other opportunities in future.

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Burmese Classical Poems in Burmese and English

Posted: 31 Mar 2011 06:36 AM PDT

Tangkapan Video Seks: Siapa Penipu - Menteri Atau Polis?

Posted: 31 Mar 2011 07:01 AM PDT

Video seks: Belum ada tangkapan, kata Hishammuddin

KUALA LUMPUR, 31 Mac – Polis belum menahan mana-mana pihak berhubung isu rakaman video seks, yang didedahkan awal minggu lalu oleh tiga "Datuk T", mendakwa melibatkan Ketua Umum Pakatan Rakyat Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

Menteri Dalam Negeri Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein berkata, berdasarkan maklumat yang pada beliau belum ada mana-mana pihak yang ditahan setakat ini.

"Setahu saya, tidak ada pihak yang ditahan lagi," kata beliau kepada pemberita di sini hari ini.

Laporan media minggu lalu menyebut bekas ketua menteri Melaka Tan Sri Abdul Rahim Thamby Chik dan ahli perniagaan Datuk Shazryl Eskay Abdullah ditahan selepas disoal siasat selama lima di Bukit Aman, malam Khamis lalu.

Mereka dilaporkan dilepaskan dengan diikat jamin.

Bagaimanapun kedua-duanya telah menafikan ditahan polis.

Ketua Polis Negara Tan Sri Ismail Omar juga mendakwa tidak cukup bukti untuk mendakwa kedua-dua mereka bersama Bendahari Perkasa Datuk Shuib Lazim – tiga "Datuk" yang mengaku bertanggungjawab atas pendedahan rakaman tersebut.

"Anda kena tanya pendakwa atau polis," kata Hishammuddin apabila ditanya bila "Datuk T" akan ditahan kerana memiliki dan menayangkan rakaman video seks.

Kata beliau, siasatan adalah berdasarkan pada laporan polis Anwar yang dibuat pada 22 Mac lalu.


Polis Periksa Lokasi Kejadian Rakaman Video Seks

KUALA LUMPUR, 25 Mac (Bernama) -- Siasatan polis terhadap rakaman video aksi seks yang didakwa membabitkan seorang pemimpin pembangkang mendapat petunjuk awal apabila bilik sebuah hotel di ibu negara yang dikatakan menjadi lokasi rakaman video itu diperiksa.

Setiausaha Polis Diraja Malaysia (PDRM) Bukit Aman Datuk Ghazali Md Amin berkata siasatan di tempat kejadian itu dijalankan bersama unit forensik PDRM selepas memperoleh maklumat.

"Dua individu telah ditahan semalam bagaimanapun dibebaskan dengan jaminan polis... kita turut memperoleh beberapa bahan bukti daripada mereka.

"Salah seorang daripada individu yang terbabit telah mendedahkan tempat di mana rakaman perlakuan seks itu berlaku," katanya dalam satu kenyataan di sini pada Jumaat.

Pada Khamis, bekas Ketua Menteri Melaka Tan Sri Abdul Rahim Thamby Chik bersama ahli perniagaan Datuk Shazryl Eskay Abdullah, disoal siasat selama lima jam di Ibu Pejabat Polis Bukit Aman. Mereka turut menyerahkan video aksi seks seorang lelaki dengan seorang wanita serta seutas jam tangan Omega.

Sementara itu, Ketua Polis Negara Tan Sri Ismail Omar berkata polis sedang mengenal pasti identiti individu yang kelihatan dalam rakaman video aksi seks tersebut.

Beliau berkata siasatan kes itu masuk hari ketiga pada Jumaat dan pasukan khas menjalankan siasatan dari pelbagai sudut, termasuk bagaimana rakaman video itu boleh wujud.

"Kita sendiri hendak tahu apa yang telah berlaku dan banyak isu lagi, justeru hentikan semua spekulasi dan beri peluang kepada pasukan polis untuk jalankan siasatan," katanya kepada pemberita ketika ditemui pada majlis Peringatan Hari Polis ke-204 di Pusat Latihan Polis (Pulapol) di sini.

Ismail berkata beliau percaya maklumat dan fakta baru akan diperoleh dalam masa terdekat hasil penyiasatan yang dijalankan.

"Siasatan mungkin akan berkembang terus dari fakta-fakta yang kita akan jumpa nanti," katanya.

Ketika ditanya sebab trio yang mendedahkan video tersebut tidak ditahan, beliau menjawab, "Atas kesalahan apa? Kalau sampai masa sudah cukup bukti dan sudah disahkan kesalahan mereka, barulah kita akan bertindak ikut undang-undang.

"Semalam kita panggil dua daripada mereka untuk diambil kenyataan. Kalau tahan mereka tetapi tidak cukup bukti, esok orang gelakkan polis nanti," katanya. -- BERNAMA 25 Mc 2011


Ulasan GB

Percanggahan wujud diantara kenyataan Setiausaha Polis Diraja Malaysia (PDRM) Bukit Aman Datuk Ghazali Md Amin yang berkata

"Dua individu telah ditahan semalam bagaimanapun dibebaskan dengan jaminan polis..."

dengan kenyataan Menteri Dalam Negeri, Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein yang berkata,

berdasarkan maklumat yang pada beliau belum ada mana-mana pihak yang ditahan setakat ini

Apa tujuan penipuan itu dilakukan?


Flying Penang to Macau, NOT

Posted: 31 Mar 2011 05:04 AM PDT

So it has finally come to it. Exactly two years and 29 days after the service was introduced, Air Asia has flown the last of the direct flights between Penang and Macau. They call it an indefinite suspension but that's just putting it diplomatically. The reality is that the flights are not attracting people and there is little money to make from flying between the two cities. So now, if anyone from Penang wants to go and put their money down on Macau's casino tables, they will have to go through Hong Kong. Well, that's life....

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The Moral of the Story Is?

Posted: 31 Mar 2011 05:36 AM PDT

Once again, it gives me great pleasure to share with you a joke which Freddie just sent me twelve minutes ago. I was about to start writing a new post when this came in :-). Sorry for the late posting. I have been exercising like crazy!!! Believe me, exercise and blogging are both addictive activities.

Finally, I can see the results of my hard work and have lost 1 inch from my hips, 1/2 inch from my waistline, 1/8 inch from my arms and 1/4 inch from my thighs :-). For the past few weeks, I resisted taking my measurements and did not want to step on the scales until I could see the difference in the mirror. The new statistics gave me the impetus to workout even more. I have been exercising first thing in the morning, at midday and have just finished my workout. It sure feels good and I will feel even better when I can look at the mirror and see no more love handles! All I want is a healthy and slim me with a BMI of 21-23.

A few persons gave me the motivation to workout:

1. My cousin from Hong Kong who gently but firmly told me to shed as much as I can to get back to normal. He is very fit and works out everyday too.

2. My friend Freddie and the gang who have been coaxing me to either go to the gym, do line dancing with them or to Boot Camp.

3. My friend Philip - At a dinner one evening, he said, "I can see your rolls."

My response, "What rose? I don't have any tattoo!"

His response, "Your ROLLS!! The love handles!"

So, that really stunned me.

Thank God for friends who tell it like it is.

4. Myself -I decided that I have to give myself health and fitness so I sold my treadmill and got myself an Orbitrek. And then I sent my stationary bike for repair. A friend also gave me a slimming machine :-) which did not work for his wife and daughter but seems to work for me :-). The best part is - all I need to do is to stand on it and let the machine shake the lower part of my torso :-) AND I can surf the net during all that time with my laptop right placed on a ledge before me. Sheer bliss!

If you could have a peek at a day in the life of masterwordsmith - you would probably think I have lost my marbles - moving from one exercise routine to another. A worthwhile and refreshing experience although I must say it IS very tiring. I still have a long way to go to achieve my targeted BMI but I will persevere!

Ok. Enough of my euphoria. Here's Freddie's joke. Next post will be up in 1.5 hours at 10p.m.

The Woman Marine Pilot

The teacher gave her fifth grade class an assignment:

Get their parents to tell them a story with a moral at the end of it.

The next day, the kids came back and, one by one, began to tell their stories. There were all the regular types of stuff:

spilled milk and pennies saved.

But then the teacher realized, much to her dismay, that only Janie was left.


Janie, do you have a story to share?'

''Yes ma'am. My daddy told me a story about my Mommy. She was a Marine pilot in Desert Storm, and her plane got hit. She had to bail out over enemy territory, and all she had was a flask of whiskey, a pistol, and a survival knife. She drank the whiskey on the way down so the bottle wouldn't break, and then her parachute landed her right in the middle of 20 Iraqi troops.

She shot 15 of them with the pistol, until she ran out of bullets, killed four more with the knife, till the blade broke, and then she killed the last enemy with her bare hands.

''Good Heavens,' said the horrified teacher. 'What did your Daddy tell you was the moral to this horrible story?

"Stay the Hell away from Mommy when she's been drinking."

*Posted for humor with no intention to offend anyone! Have a lovely evening!


Dewan Rakyat: Bung Moktar Ditegur Guna Perkataan Kesat

Posted: 31 Mar 2011 05:44 AM PDT

Kuala Lumpur: Anggota Parlimen Kinabatangan daripada Barisan Nasional Datuk Bung Moktar Radin hari ini ditegur kerana mengeluarkan perkataan kesat semasa persidangan Dewan Rakyat.

Timbalan Yang Dipertua Dewan Rakyat Datuk Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar telah menegur Bung Moktar kerana mengeluarkan perkataan 'syaitan bodoh' ketika sesi soal jawab yang bermula pada 10 pagi Khamis.

Perbuatan Bung itu turut tidak disenangi Khalid Abdul Samad (PAS-Shah Alam), M. Kulasegaran (DAP-Ipoh Barat) dan Datuk Mahfuz Omar (PAS-Pokok Sena) sehingga sesi soal jawab itu tertangguh selama 15 minit.

Wan Junaidi berkata sebagai Anggota Parlimen yang mewakili rakyat bagi kawasan masing-masing, mereka harus menggunakan perkataan yang sesuai dan bersikap 'gentleman'.

"Saya minta semua orang (Anggota Parlimen) menggunakan perkataan yang baik... perkataan yang tidak betul jangan sesekali dipakai di dalam Dewan.

"Saya berharap perkara ini tidak berlaku lagi kerana kalau keluar juga, ini bermakna seperti peraturan kita sudah masuk ke dalam tong sampah," katanya.

Bung Moktar kemudiannya menarik balik perkataan itu dan berkata beliau hanya mahu meminta penjelasan daripada pihak Kementerian Kemajuan Luar Bandar dan Wilayah berhubung soal pelaksanaan Projek Naik Taraf Jalan Kampung Sinar Jaya di kawasannya.

Soalan Bung Moktar dijawab oleh Timbalan Menteri Kemajuan Luar Bandar dan Wilayah Datuk Hasan Malek. -BERNAMA


Bung gelar wakil Pakatan 'syaitan besar'

KUALA LUMPUR, 31 Mac: Belum reda kontroversi mengenai kenyataan bahawa pemandu wanita adalah penyumbang kemalangan jalan raya, Datuk Bung Moktar Radin (BN-Kinabatangan) sekali lagi menimbulkan kekecohan dalam Dewan Rakyat hari ini.

Kekecohan timbul apabila Bung menggelarkan beberapa wakil rakyat Pakatan Rakyat sebagai 'syaitan' sewaktu sesi soal jawab lisan pagi tadi.

Gelaran itu pada awalnya ditujukan kepada M Kulasegaran (DAP-Ipoh Timur) yang bangun 'mengganggu' ketika beliau mengemukakan soalan tambahan mengenai kursus peningkatan kemahiran rakyat khusunya kepada golongan wanita kepada Menteri Kemajuan Luar Bandar dan Wilayah.

Beliau bertanya sama ada kerajaan bercadang atau tidak untuk menyediakan kursus kemahiran seperti kursus memasak, membuat kuih dan kraftangan kepada rakyat di Sabah.

Ketika itu, Kulasegaran bangun dan bertanya adakah perlu diadakan kursus memandu kepada golongan wanita.

Bung menuduh Kulasegaran cuba memanipulasi kenyataannya berhubung pemandu wanita sebelum ini untuk memancing golongan itu agar mengundi Pakatan Rakyat.

"Mereka manipulasi kenyataan saya untuk tarik undi golongan wanita supaya sokong Pakatan Rakyat.

"Sudahlah, jangan tipu rakyat. Mereka faham apa yang saya cakap," katanya dengan suara yang agak tinggi.

Ketika itu kedengaran juga suara Datuk Mahfuz Omar (PAS -Pokok Sena) yang berkata bahawa Kementerian Pembangunan Wanita, Keluarga dan Masyarakat juga tidak bersetuju dengan kenyataan Bung itu.

Bung seterusnya berkata, ramai 'syaitan' yang mengganggunya namun 'syaitan-syaitan ini akan direjam'.

"Kalau pun ada bisikan syaitan di pagi ini, akan direjamlah mereka," katanya.

Kulasegaran bangun membantah perkara itu dan menganggap Bung mengeluarkan perkataan yang tidak baik dalam dewan.

"Apa ini Yang Dipertua...tiba-tiba cakap syaitan," katanya.

Namun Bung terus bertanya soalan dan setelah menghabiskan soalannya, Bung secara tiba-tiba memandang Khalid Samad (PAS-Shah Alam) dan menggelarnya 'syaitan besar'.

"Ini Shah Alam memang syaitan yang besar," katanya.

Khalid bangun dan meminta Timbalan Speaker, Datuk Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar menyuruh Bung menarik balik kata-katanya.

"Yang Dipertua, dia (Bung) panggil saya syaitan besar. Minta tarik balik. Ini dewan yang mulia, kena jaga kata-kata," katanya.

Bung terus mempertahankan diri dengan mendakwa mereka yang mula mengganggunya.

Datuk Ismail Abdul Muttalib (BN-Maran) pula bangun mempertahankan Bung dengan meganggap wakil Pakatan Rakyat yang tidak menghormati dewan.

Junaidi bagaimanapun menegaskan, dalam apa keadaan sekalipun, mana-mana wakil rakyat tidak boleh mengeluarkan kata-kata kesat.

"Saya faham itu Yang Berhormat. Tapi itu tidak membenarkan sesiapa pun menggunakan perkataan yang tidak betul dalam dewan. Perkara ini saya pertahankan. Kalau tidak semua orang boleh guna perkataan sesuka hati," tegasnya.

Mahfuz pula bangun dan menyokong pendirian Junaidi itu.

"Yang Dipertua, kalau cakap dia terganggu, kita pun selalu terganggu, tapi kita terbuka. Saya pun selalu diganggu. Tapi tak adalah sampai nak menggunakan perkataan yang bagi saya sangat buruk," katanya.

Mereka seterusnya mendesak Bung menarik balik perkataan 'syaitan' itu sehingga Bung terpaksa mengalah dan menarik balik perkataan itu. -HD



Shahrizat sangkal dakwaan pemandu wanita bahaya

KUALA LUMPUR - Menteri Pembangunan Wanita, Keluarga dan Masyarakat Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil semalam menyangkal dakwaan anggota Parlimen Kinabatangan Datuk Bung Moktar Radin di Dewan Rakyat kelmarin bahawa wanita di negara ini memandu kereta secara sambil lewa sehingga membahayakan pengguna jalan raya lain.

Beliau berkata kenyataan itu menyinggung perasaan wanita yang memandu secara berhemah.

"Kementerian telah meminta pihak polis mengeluarkan statistik kemalangan yang melibatkan pemandu wanita di Malaysia bagi mendapatkan gambaran lanjut berhubung dakwaan Yang Berhormat Kinabatangan itu," katanya kepada pemberita selepas menerima kunjungan hormat Komite Perempuan Acheh Bangkit (KPAB) di kementeriannya semalam.

Shahrizat turut menasihatkan sesetengah pihak agar tidak mengeluarkan kenyataan berbentuk 'bias gender' bagi mengelakkan mana-mana pihak, terutama wanita, tersinggung. - Bernama


Ulasan GB

Bung Mokhtar tak berubah perangainya dari dulu sampai sekarang.

Kelmarin, beliau buat kenyataan bahawa pemanduan golongan wanita di negara ini kebanyakannya amat berbahaya sekali gus boleh mengundang kemalangan.

Dakwa beliau, apabila golongan wanita memandu kereta, mereka tidak mempedulikan keadaan sekeliling dan ia menyebabkan pemandu lain terdedah dengan risiko kemalangan.

Kemudian apabila kaum wanita bangun membantah, beliau menyalahkan pembangkang pula memutar belitkan kata-katanya sedangkan Menteri Pembangunan Wanita, Keluarga dan Masyarakat Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil sendiri yang menyangkal dakwaannya itu.

Seingat GB, dari dulu lagi beliau pernah mengutuk ahli parlimen wanita:

Datuk Bung Mokhtar Radin (BN-Kinabatangan) yang bangun mengambil bahagian secara sinis berkata: "Mana ada bocor, Batu Gajah pun tiap-tiap bulan pun bocor juga." ( UM ).

Dewan Rakyat tidak perlu wakil sepertinya.


Musuh Dalam Selimut Dalam Yayasan Selangor

Posted: 31 Mar 2011 04:53 AM PDT

Petaling Jaya: Sebuah kumpulan yang menggelar diri mereka Pasukan Risikan Pakatan Rakyat Selangor mendakwa bahawa mantan Timbalan Pengurus Besar (Pengurusan) Yayasan Selangor, Mohd Saifulruddin Sulaiman merupakan musuh dalam selimut kepada pentadbiran Yayasan Selangor.

Pasukan tersebut mendapat maklumat bahawa Saifulruddin mempunyai hubungan rapat dengan mantan pemimpin Barisan Nasional yang tidak dinamakan.

Justeru itu, mereka mendakwa Saifulruddin telah memulakan kontroversi sambutan hari ulangtahun Yayasan Selangor ke-40 pada 15 September 2010.

"Antara tuduhan yang dilemparkan terhadap Mohd Saifulruddin ialah beliau telah mengusulkan sambutan besar-besaran diadakan dengan belanjawan bernilai RM300,000.

Rancangan penerbitan buku peringatan sebelum ini telah ditolak.

"Anggaran mengendalikan acara sambutan rasmi ialah RM 285,000. Sebanyak RM 91,000 dibayar untuk mendirikan tiga set khemah "marquee".

Bayaran tambahan sebanyak RM 93,982.40 dibayar kepada Drift Z Enterprise untuk penambahan khemah "marque" bernilai RM 30,412.80," kata wakil kumpulan Pasukan Risikan Pakatan Rakyat dalam satu e-mel yang dihantar kepada FMT hari ini.

"Kontrak menyediakan pakaian rasmi untuk acara tersebut pula telah diberikan secara langsung kepada TL Tinala Enterprise."

Semakan di Suruhanjaya Syarikat Malaysia, walau bagaimanapun menunjukkan bahawa TL Tinala yang dimiliki Fatimah Omar tiada kepakaran dalam bidang jahitan.

Mohd Saifulruddin juga didakwa merupakan muflis. Notis kemuflisan pernah dikeluarkan terhadap beliau dalam bulan September 2009 yang dilanjutkan selama 12 bulan.

Apa yang lebih menghairankan adalah pada usia 31, beliau telah pun memegang jawatan Timbalan Pengurus (Pengurusan) yang bersamaan dengan pegawai berpangkat Jusa C dalam perkhidmatan awam.

Tambah mengejutkan lagi sebelum jawatan ini Mohd Saifulruddin didakwa hanya menjawat jawatan eksekutif akaun di syarikat pemaju hartanah selama 6 hingga tujuh tahun di Shah Alam.

Perbelanjaan berleluasa Yayasan Selangor menyebabkan Sultan Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah mengumumkan tindakan untuk tidak menghadiri majlis ulangtahun yayasan menerusi mantan Setiausaha Kerajaan Selangor Datuk Ramli Mahmud dan setiausaha sulit baginda, Dato' Munir Bani.

Mohd Saifulruddin telahpun dipecat daripada jawatannya pada 18 Mac tahun ini selepas Yayasan Selangor mengalami kerugian RM7.41 juta ringgit. -FMT

Ulasan GB

Tahniah PRPR (Pasukan Risikan Pakatan Rakyat). Kewujudan anda dinanti-nantikan untuk menjawab segala tohmahan GAPS.






Jurugambar ditikam kesal tiada tindakan polis

Posted: 31 Mar 2011 03:24 AM PDT


Source: http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/2011/03/31/jurugambar-ditikam-kesal-tiada-tindakan-polis/ (Jamilah Kamarudin, 31/3/2011)


Tindakan seorang jurugambar yang pergi menuntut baki bayaran di rumah pelanggannya membawa padah apabila ditikam dan dikelar di beberapa bahagian badannya pada 6 Mac lalu.


Lee Poh Chai, 37, yang juga pemilik kedai gambar di Jalan Ipoh, di sini, ditikam dengan pisau pemotong kertas dibahagian lengan dan pinggang kanannya selepas pelanggannya itu enggan membayar bayaran album gambar ulang tahun kelahiran anak lelakinya yang pertama berbaki sejumlah RM 462.


"Pada 20 November tahun lalu, lelaki itu datang ke kedai saya dan mahu gambar anaknya diambil dalam studio untuk dimuatkan dalam album. "Lelaki itu yang berpuas hati dengan hasil kerja saya membayar wang pendahuluan RM50 daripada jumlah RM512 yang dikenakan dan menyuruh saya datang ke rumahnya di Pandan Perdana untuk mengambil baki bayaran. "Seminggu kemudian saya datang kerumahnya dan beliau menjelaskan bayaran tersebut melalui sekeping cek," katanya ketika ditemui di Pusat Khidmat DAP Segambut di sini hari ini. Namun Lee mendapati dirinya ditipu apabila pihak bank menghubunginya memberitahu bahawa cek yang digunakan itu cek tendang dan bukan milik pelanggan tersebut. Pelangganya itu yang mengakui kesilapan tersebut selepas dihubungi Lee pada mulanya berjanji akan menjelaskan bayaran akhir dengan meminta nombor akaun Lee, tetapi menukar fikiran beberapa hari kemudian dan enggan membayarnya atas alasan tidak berpuas hati dengan hasil kerja Lee. Setelah beberapa kali cuba menghubungi dan menuntut bayaran, Lee akhirnya mengambil keputusan pergi ke rumah pelanggannya itu pada hari kejadian. "Beliau yang berang melihat kehadiran saya di perkarangan rumahnya terus mencapai pisau pemotong kertas dalam keretanya lalu menikam dan mencederakan saya," katanya.


Beliau yang cedera sehingga menerima jahitan kira-kira 25 jahitan kemudiannya membuat laporan di balai polis Pandan Indah pada keesokan harinya. Namun Lee mendakwa setelah hampir sebulan berlalu, sehingga kini masih belum ada apa-apa siasatan dijalankan malah tiada seorang pun pegawai polis yang datang mengambil keterangannya. "Saya mengenali wajah dan tahu alamat rumah lelaki itu. Tapi saya kesal kenapa masih tiada tindakan mahupun tangkapan dikenakan terhadap individu yang mencederakan saya,."Saya takut jika lelaki itu sekali lagi datang dan menyerang saya atau mengapa-apakan kedai saya jika tiada jaminan daripada polis," katanya.


Sementara itu, Ahli Parlimen Segambut Lim Lip Eng mempersoalkan tindakan polis walaupun situasi yang dihadapi Lee merupakan satu kes jenayah berat. "Mengikut Seksyen 324 Kanun Keseksaan sesiapa yang menembak, menikam, atau memotong dengan apa-apa senjata dengan niat mahu membunuh akan dihukum penjara sehingga tiga tahun atau denda, atau sebatan. "Tetapi saya dapati dalam laporan Lee ini tertera cop bahawa ia hanya sah untuk kegunaan tuntutan sivil dan bukannya jenayah, mungkin ini yang menjadi masalah," katanya.

Sehubungan itu, Lim berkata pihaknya telah menulis surat kepada Ketua Polis Selangor Datuk Tun Hisan Tun Hamzah pada 17 Mac lalu bagi meminta penjelasan namun tiada respon. "Saya kesal dengan pengurusan polis yang boleh membiarkan kes jenayah ini berlaku…saya mungkin akan panjangkan perkara ini kepada Ketua Polis Negara nanti," katanya.


NATO uses depleted uranium bombs on Libya: The world must protest!

Posted: 31 Mar 2011 03:14 AM PDT

"An unacceptable threat to life and a violation of international law" – that's how the United States' former Justice Secretary Ramsey Clark slammed the use of depleted uranium weapons on Libya.

The United States first used depleted uranium bombs during the military invasion of Iraq in 1991. Apparently pleased with the debut, the Americans pounded them on Yugoslavia nine years later. These days, world news media have been awash with reports that NATO is using depleted uranium bombs against Libya.

Leaving aside the legal and moral aspect of the attacks, a question arises: can't NATO crush Colonel Gaddafi's Armed Forces without radioactive exposure?

Shells, bombs and cruise missiles stuffed with depleted uranium easily pierce through thick and heavy armor. That's why the American military value them so much. According to political research centers in Germany, about 300 radioactive shells were fired at Saddam Hussein's troops from the air and from the ground during the first campaign, launched in 1991. Twenty-one US tanks were hit by mistake.

The consequences were not slow to arrive. In 2003, the World Health Organisation (WHO) reported a rise in cancer diseases in five provinces in southern Iraq. Air, water and soil were contaminated with radiation. Leukemia south of Baghdad assumed epidemic proportions. By 2009, cancer rates grew to thousands of new cases per year.

The uranium filling boomeranged on NATO troops. In the densely populated Yugoslavia, leukemia symptoms were particularly extensive with radiation levels 10 to 1,000 times above normal. More than 250 Italian soldiers died from cancer-related diseases. As for civilians, here's just one example. Leukemia rates among new-born babies in former Yugoslavia have soared from one per 1,000 prior to NATO's uranium attacks to between 10 and 15 per 1,000 now.

Is there any point in using radioactive shells in Libya? Can't NATO manage without them?

There is absolutely no point in that. It could be that the Americans have something to test, considering the tasks they need to fulfill. But how does all that fit in with the UN resolution on Libya?

At present, there is absolutely no need in using such kind of shells. Although the quantity of uranium is small, radioactive shrapnel, when penetrating into a human body, creates big problems for the treatment of the wounded.

The aim of the UN resolution on a no-fly zone over Libya, which took shape before our very eyes, is formulated very precisely: not just shutting the air space but protecting civilians. Nothing beyond that. No one authorised NATO to fight on the side of one warring faction against the other, let alone use depleted uranium shells.

Even if these shells explode in a desert far from residential areas, for many Libyans this is a postponed death sentence. The same happened in Iraq where depleted uranium bombs were also used in a desert. A brief look at cancer statistics in Iraq and former Yugoslavia is enough to imagine what awaits Libyans in the near future.



Of Bull, Buffoons & Bun(g)kum

Posted: 31 Mar 2011 02:10 AM PDT

Of Bull, Buffoons & Bun(g)kum

By Martin Jalleh

Like several MPs in Umno, MP for Kinabatangan, Bung Mokhtar Radin, believes that he was born to be in the limelight by spewing out his sexist, salacious and silly remarks when and where he likes.

He just cannot bear to be ignored by the public. He begs for attention within and without parliament. He is therefore always ready to boisterously blare out the most bizarre or base.

It does not really matter if parliament's reputation is blighted by his bad behavior, as long as he is in the news! He does it blatantly for Umno is always behind him. The Speaker is ever ready to turn a blind eye.

Bored with the more demanding debates that were taking place in parliament and of which he is often not bright enough to participate in, he could hardly wait to earn top billing with his next verbal balderdash.

Furthermore, with more and more former Umno leaders burrowing through the woodwork and basking in the limelight for the wrong reasons, Bung must have found it very difficult to remain unnoticed in the background.

When he felt it was the right time to put his big foot in his mouth, he picked on women again. This time he blamed women drivers for road accidents. According to him, "they do not concentrate on the road".

He bellowed: "Just because they are inside a car, they think that the world is theirs, they don't look right or left…and when honked at, women drivers get upset and they show all sorts of signs."

PAS' MP Dr Siti Mariah Mahmood refused to be bullied. She told Bung bluntly to take back his bull. His accusation was not based on any studies or surveys but was a sheer stereotyping of woman drivers.

Bung barked that he had spoken the truth, and brashly accused the Kota Raja MP for attempting to politicise the issue. He then did what he is always best at – name-calling! He told her not to be a monkey!

Dzulkefly Ahmad (PAS-Kuala Selangor) bolstered his colleague's argument and asked Bung what evidence he had to back his claim. He also reminded the blur Umno MP that his wife and mother are women.

But Bung refused to budge! He insisted that he was not being disrespectful to women and added that he was merely pointing out that accidents happened to women who had just passed their driving tests.

Women came online and gave Bung a blistering earful. The overall sentiment of the citizens of Bolehland was best summarized in a sentence by a lady: "Bung's brain is full of dung!"

The All Women's Action Society (Awam) blasted Bung for his latest sexist remark. They told him to apologise and asked him to resign immediately for he was "an utter disgrace as a parliamentarian".

Awam brought to light the systemic and string of Bung's sexist and offensive remarks made in Parliament, the infamous "bocor" attack against MP Fong Poh Kuan in 2007, being the first on their list.

Further examples of Bung being bereft of any respect for women included his disparaging comments about single women's marital status, sexual innuendos and double entendres such as "Can I push through a little?"

The chauvinist buffoon has also been captured on tape making vulgar gestures in parliament. Believe it or not, he has almost never been censured despite violating standing orders against unbecoming conduct.

In 2010 women's groups told Bung to resign when he was found guilty by a syariah court of entering into an illegal polygamous marriage. The rakyat veru appropriately branded the lawmaker a lawbreaker!

If only Bung would bother to educate himself he would learn that some studies in the UK point to the fact that young male drivers are more likely to cause an accident than women drivers.

Apart from being short of brains, Bung lacks courage to tell the Federal (BN) Government the bare truth that the atrocious road conditions in Sabah are one of the main causes of frequent and fatal accidents there.

 

In his latest bunkum he blames the opposition for "twisting" his statement.  He says he is facing "sexual harassment" from women's groups over his recent remark. He runs to the Speaker to soothe his bruised ego.

If Sabahans really have their well-being and future in mind, then they are duty-bound to bundle off such a blabbermouth, blaggard and a bane to parliament and Sabah, in the next general elections!



Kemelut INTERLOK Meruncing, Bukti Muhyiddin Gagal

Posted: 31 Mar 2011 03:08 AM PDT

Interlok semakin kusut, NGO Melayu campur tangan

Kemelut penggunaan novel Interlok di sekolah semakin kusut apabila beberapa NGO Melayu bangkit membidas sekumpulan NGO Cina dan India yang mendesak kerajaan menggugurkan buku tersebut sebagai teks sastera.

Ini membuktikan kenyataan Timbalan Perdana Menteri, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin yang juga adalah menteri pelajaran bahawa isu Interlok telah selesai jauh daripada meleset.

NGO berkenaan - Majlis Penasihat Ayahanda Wilayah Persekutuan (MANTAP) dan Pertubuhan Permuafakatan Majlis Ayahanda Malaysia (Permas) dalam satu kenyataan akhbar, mengingatkan semua pihak supaya menghentikan menjadikan Interlok sebagai mauduk perjuangan mereka.

Ini, kata mereka terutama menjelangnya musim pilihan raya supaya "luka orang Melayu tidak menjadi parah".

"Walaupun di peringkat kerajaan telah menyatakan ketegasan dan pendirian berkaitan novel ini, tetapi sikap mereka yang mempunyai kepentingan politik masih lagi mempermainkan isu yang sensitif ini dan cuba menangguk di air keruh, amat tidak kami senangi.

"Malahan sikap sebahagian daripada ahli parti komponen BN yang bersekongkol dalam mensensasikan isu ini juga amat biadap dan terpesong dari semangat keharmonian yang dilaungkan oleh kerajaan," petik kenyataan itu.

Sehubungan itu, NGO Melayu berkenaan mendesak kerajaan agar bertegas dan tidak memperdulikan tuntutan tersebut.

"Ingat! Pihak kami tidak sekali-kali akan membiarkan cacing naik ke mata dan keharmonian yang terbina sekian lama terkubur disebabkan kerakusan oportunis sebegini.

"Tekad kami, maruah bangsa perlu dipertahankan. Walau bergolok bergadai akan tetap kami harungi. Maruah pribumi wajib didaulatkan dan keharmonian negara mesti dikekalkan," kata kedua-dua NGO itu lagi.

Semalam, Naib Presiden Dewan Perhimpunan Cina Kuala Lumpur dan Selangor (KLSCAH) Cheng Su Chean mendakwa novel itu hampir sama dengan program Biro Tata Negara yang didakwa sebagai "pembasuhan minda" dan mempromosi perkauman dan perpecahan.

"Interlok sepenuhnya menyeru kepada fahaman ketuanan Melayu. Pada pandangan kami, novel ini bukan sahaja tidak sihat (untuk bacaan pelajar) tetapi juga beracun," katanya.

Hadir sama Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif KLSCAH Tang Ah Chai, Presiden Yayasan Tamil K Uthayasoorian, Presiden Persatuan Progresif India Malaysia AP Raja Retinam dan Presiden Persatuan Pelajar India Malaysia Kishur Goonasaran yang juga anggota Pasukan Bertindak Interlok Nasional (NIAT).

"Interlok menyampaikan mesej utama bahawa Cina, India dan kumpulan minoriti sebagai rakyat kelas kedua sebagai tambahan kepada idea pengasingan antara masyarakat asal (Melayu) dan bangsa asing (Cina dan India)," kata Cheng lagi. -mk


NEW OWN-GOAL BY BN ! – FRESH EXPOSE

Posted: 31 Mar 2011 01:53 AM PDT

"Significant prosperity", according to the
State Secretary - on RM 15 a day?

BN bloggers have been boasting that the State Secretary, Mohamid Morshidi bin Abdul Ghani, got a letter into the UK's Sunday Times newspaper claiming "the rainforest is not devastated" and that "logging licences are awarded after due process and are not in the personal gift of the Chief Minister".
However, we can reveal Ghani's own family are among the state's top land-grabbers!  Not only that, they have been charged ridiculously preferential rates for the vast tracts of land, which they have been given (by the Chief Minister)!
Vested Interest of a top civil servant
Abdul Ghani is Sarawak's top civil servant and should therefore remain strictly non-political.  However,  he is in fact known to be one of Taib's closest allies and he leapt to his boss's defence after a top Times journalist reported on Sarawak's environmental catastrophes last week.
Echoing Taib's own laughable claims, he announced that "70% of the country is under forest cover" (attempting to imply it was virgin jungle), a contention which has been dismissed as ludicrous by all respected international experts.

So it is all the more reprehensible that we discover that the State Secretary's own brother, Mohamid Taufik Abdul Ghani, has walked away with over 14,000 hectares of plantation titles for the give away price of just RM 110,000!  No conflict of interest there?
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The 2008 Land Registry records - 9 large plots of land amounting to over 14,000 hectares in Similajau all went to Mohamid Taufik Abdul Ghani through the companies Derawan and Sahua Enterprise [hectares in 5th column and premium charged in 7th column
Even more outrageously for a person, who claims to ensure "due process", the land records show that Mr Ghani has been given the full 60 years of the lease before he has to pay up on the money ! What amazing leniency from the State of Sarawak to the brother of the State Secretary and key political ally of Taib Mahmud! 
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Most of the plots were offered for no payment. For the others he was given 60 years to pay it back – [2008 Land Registry records
We will be fascinated to hear Mr Abdul Ghani demonstrate fully in this case how "due process" was followed.  Also, how this land couldnot be seen as having been "in the personal gift of the Chief Minister, Abdul Taib Mahmud", given such a valuable asset was given effectively for free.  Perhaps he would care to do so in a follow-up letter to the Sunday Times?
The true value of these land titles has been proven
Our researches have shown the true value of the land that was handed to the State Secretary's brother, because the two companies concerned Derawan Sdn Bhd and Sahua Enterprise Sdn Bhd (which are shown in the Land Records for 2008 as being controlled out of the same office with the same telephone number as that of Mr Ghani) were sold soon after to a subsidiary of Sime Derby called Austral Enterprises.
Details of the two purchases, available on-line via Alacra Store. Derawan went for RM5.15 and Sahua went for RM10.44!
Austral Enterprises Sdn Bhd bought the two companies back in the 1990s for a total of RM 15.5 million.  The Ghanis had therefore managed to make RM 15 million on the land half a century before they have to pay the RM 110,000 they were charged for it by the State of Sarawak!
Note the same address and phone number for both companies, demonstrating the link with Mr Ghani
Sarawak Report would suggest that the ordinary citizens and voters of Sarawak are entitled to feel very angry and outraged indeed at such blatant theft from the state, master-minded through the Land and Survey Office, which is directly controlled by the Chief Minister, on behalf of the family of his top civil servant. 
How very objective the civil service must be under such circumstances!
Contributing to Sarawak's pollution and environmental degradation   
 
The State Secretary' obedient letter to the Sunday Times – echoing his 'boss' the Chief Minister
In his letter to the Sunday Times the State Secretary continues to opine that the growth of the palm oil industry is "nothing to be frightened of".  In this way he dismisses the environmental impact. 
 However, it is relevant to point out that the very company that is linked to his family, Derawan Bhd Sdn, was last October fined RM 20,000 after pleading guilty to "discharging effluent into inland waters" from its mill.,
Plantation pollution is, of course, one of the worst environmental problems faced by the people of Sarawak, who have found their drinking water contaminated and fish killed by the chemical effluents and mud erosion.  Yet Mr Ghani's parting point in this letter to the Sunday Times, that:
 "the growth of this industry will not affect the indigenous peoples and will bring the country significant prosperity"
smugly ignores these dreadful problems, along with the near starvation caused to so many tribespeople by the loss of their lands to this vast agro-business in which is family is engaged.
Who profits?
So once again BN's top cheerleaders stand condemned by their own preposterous remarks.  As everyone can now perfectly well see, the "significant prosperity" to which the State Secretary refers has not come to the ordinary people receiving RM 15 a day working on palm plantations, but to himself and his family – starting with the RM 15 million that was made selling on the land titles, which Taib Mahmud kindly handed to them!
So much for pompous pronouncements about "due process"!



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