Sunday, July 24, 2011

Musicians dying at 27 years of age

Musicians dying at 27 years of age


Musicians dying at 27 years of age

Posted: 24 Jul 2011 08:56 AM PDT

I woke up around 3 o'clock or 3.30 this morning, as I am wont to do nowadays, and the first thing I did was to whip out my mobile phone and checked my Yahoo email inbox. I was expecting an important message to arrive from someone in the States. A bit disappointed not to see that message. So, I thought that I'd look in at the BBC website and was surprised to note that they were reporting the death of a popular present-day singer by the name of Amy Winehouse.

Now, I don't know anything about her character or her music except that she was a rather ugly person to pass off as a singer. I would probably not be commenting on anything at all but I learnt that this Winehouse lady passed away from some drug-related problem at the age of 27.

Twenty-seven. This number actually struck a chord with me because I had just finished reading this book, Back to the Garden, in which the author had commented that several of the most popular rock stars of hippiedom, the era of the mid-1960s to the early 1970s, had also passed away at this same age.

Jimi Hendrix was one of them. He died at 27 years old, drowned in his own vomit. Then there was Janis Joplin who died at the same age of a combination of drug overdose and alcoholism. A third musician that passed away from substance abuse at the age of 27 was Alan Wilson, a co-founder of Canned Heat. Interestingly, all three had appeared at the Woodstock music festival in Bethel, New York in August 1969. Of course, I had also known that Jim Morrison of The Doors had also passed away at this age from drug overdose. Four rock celebrities who had died at this age. And now, they are joined by this Amy Winehouse. Twnety-seven must indeed be a mystic age for musicians to fear.
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Animals With Human DNA

Posted: 24 Jul 2011 10:45 AM PDT

BBC ONLINE: 22 July 2011 Last updated at 02:48 GMT
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It was one of the great comedy sketch moments from Not the Nine


forum on: bersih 2.0 crackdown – EO another ISA?

Posted: 24 Jul 2011 10:16 AM PDT

Date: 27th July 2011 (Wednesday)
Time: 8:30 – 10:00 p.m.
Venue: Caring Society Complex (Kompleks Masyarakat Penyayang), Penang

Speakers:
1.Dr Toh Kin Woon (Bersih 2.0 spokesperson in Penang)
2.Dr.Prema Devaraj (sister of detainee Dr Jeyakumar Devaraj) 3.Sukvinder Singh (Lawyer)
4.Dr.Mujahid Yusof Rawa (PAS)

Background:
On 2nd July 2011 and preceding the 9th July Bersih 2.0 rally, six civilians, Choo Chon Kai, Sarat Babu, Sarasvathy Muthu, Sukumaran A/L Munisamy, A. Letchumanan, and Dr. Jeyakumar Devaraj, were arrested under the Emergency Ordinance (EO6).

After countless of press statements and candle light vigils by various organizations, the six civilians, or also known as "EO6″, have still not been released by the authorities, and to this very day, are detained in the Royal Malaysia Police headquaters in Bukit Aman.

Bersih 2.0 Crack-Down: "EO Another ISA" Forum is a forum organized by SUARAM Penang, Gerakan Mansuh ISA (GMI Penang), PEWAJU, ALIRAN, DEMA, Sembang-Sembang Forum, The People's Green Coalition, and The Coalition for Good Governance Penang that aims to address the background and facts of the six civilians and events related to Bersih 2.0. The forum also seeks to further provide a greater emphasize on the issue of detaining individuals without trial.

For enquiries, please contact Suaram Penang branch coordinator Ong Jing Cheng at 016-4015052.

To contribute:http://parti-sosialis.org/?eo6



Girls’ Generation Facebook, 2011 Tour, iPad

Posted: 24 Jul 2011 09:31 AM PDT

Korean pop group Girls' Generation has opened an official Facebook page and has garnered over one and a half million "likes" in 72 hours. As a start the staff has uploaded dozens of photos from the 2011 Girls' Generation Tour which kicked-off in Seoul on July 23. You can checked the pics at the FB link or at Koreangirlsgroup.

Girls Generation 2011 Tour

There's more, read the full post »

Girls' Generation Facebook, 2011 Tour, iPad from YeinJee's Asian Blog


tudung dulu2

Posted: 24 Jul 2011 07:36 AM PDT

orang semua cakap blog kak senduk ni asyik nak maki orang je...so sempena nak ramadhan ni akak nak cerita skit pasal tudung.

kita membesar dikelilingi oleh pelbagai jenis tudung...so ini adalah fesyen2 tudung yang akak pernah tengok sepanjang hidup akak...


cara pakai tudung ni mudah je...anak tudung..belasah je anak tudung apa...pin bawah dagu..kelepet tepi..amik cincin masuk ujung tudung tarik...siap..selalunya makcik2 banyak pakai style tudung ni....


tudung ni pulak mmg biase...makcik2 nak pi sebeleh umah ..kuar2 jalan2..tudung bawal katanya...ujung tudung selempang kiri dan kanan..siap...pantas....

ade satu masa tudung corak2 cam ni mmg populer...ape lagi amik tudung ikat ke ..ala2 mudah dan cepat...so makcik2...paling sesuai ketika hendak kepasar dan mengumpat dengan jiran sebelah...

ha macam ni pun ade..anak tudung ko terkeluar...kadang tu sampai tutup kening....ni ala2 x nak bagi nampak anak rambut katanya....ni yang menekankan penutupan aurat ni...

tudung mmg populer tahun 80an..tudung cikgu bedah katanya...ikat belakang...jalannnn...lalalala

bila dah masuk2 tahun 2000 tu..mula tudung wardina katanya...ikat..gulung2 kat kepala..nahhh sepit tepi muka..siap...wardina x muka akak?...

bila wardina punya tudung populer...ade lagi tudung baru..tudung binda katanya...nak jugakkk.... kannnn ala2 sebonjot kat tepi muka...chantek sangat aku....

then kuar pulak tudung kain jersi..ala2 getah..ko sarung je..siap...mudah cepat....macam2 kaler ade...pelangi..tompok2..ko cakap je...(dah macam jep sepah dah akak)

di gabungkan pulak dengan tudung lain..nampak kelainnan katanya...variasi katanya...yer kerr...

ni tudung ala2 mak datin...bagi nampak rambut...ala2 kelas tanya..bagi nampak remos....jambul...ko mampu?

pernah nampak orang pakai tudung cam ni?...ni ala2 fesyen penjual kain orang kampuchia...meniaga katanya ..panas...bagi nampak telinga..senang nak tawar menawar harga kain...bagi jelas dengor...

so wardina dah ade tudung...binda dah ade...so akak nak jugak...akak namakan tudung senduk...

langkah 1: amik tudung bace cerah..cream..warna light2..pakai cam biase...tudung bawal lagi bagus...

langkah 2: ikat kebelakang ujung tudung tu..jerut leher hingga muka bertukar menjadi biru...

langkah 3: amik tudung lain corak2...bendera juga boleh yer...

langkah 4: amik tudung warna tadi...letakkan di bawah dagu....ala2 nak gantung diri gitew

langkah 5: ikat mati di atas kepala..pastikan ketat...pastikan nak bukak mulut pun susah yer....

langkah 6: ikat reben..pastikan kemas...

tadaaaaaa...siap.......chantek kan...

nak cantek lagi letak keronsang..penambang gaya...dah siap tudung senduk....gaya ni mmg sesuai di pakai ketika majlis berjumpe bakal mertua...melawat saudara di hospital tampoi...

kalau nak cantek lagi..gunakan anak tudung putih dan tudung puteh sebagai warna asas....untuk aksesori..amik sedikit kapas sumbatkan ke dalam dua belah lubang hidung...

gaya ini sesuai untuk menghadiri majlis tahlil arwah dan majlis pengebumian...

sekian terima kasih

selamat mencuba...

tudung2 berikut di sponcer oleh Cik Shaz..tudung2 berikut boleh didapati di dalam drama 12 episod bertajuk Siti Mariam di astro chanel 114 tv Al-Hijrah.

..


Kelantan Dahului Perkenal Hari Hiburan Islam

Posted: 24 Jul 2011 09:54 AM PDT


Kelantan pertahan hiburan berkonsep Islam


KOTA BHARU, 24 Julai: Sebelum ini orang ramai tidak pernah disajikan dengan program hiburan berkonsep Islam, sehingga generasi muda lebih terdedah kepada hiburan diimport dari barat.

Kesannya budaya hiburan dimanifestasikan dalam kehidupan rakyat Malaysia lebih terarah kepada unsur-unsur negetif.

Menyedari kepincangan itu kerajaan Kelantan sejak 20 tahun lalu berusaha merintis hiburan berkonsep Islam untuk dihidangkan kepada rakyat.

Pelbagai usaha dilakukan bagi melahirkan hiburan berkonsep baru yang lebih mementingkan nilai timur dan agama.

Kini program itu mulai subur dan berupaya menarik minat generasi muda.

Persembahan diadakan mematuhi Enakmen Kawalan Hiburan 1998, di antara kriterianya mengasingkan penonton lain jantina dan artis perempuan tidak dibenarkan.

Timbalan Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Penerangan, Pembangunan Maklumat, Sains dan Teknologi, Ahmad Baihaki Atiqullah berkata, kerajaan Kelantan berusaha membawa perubahan dengan memperkenalkan hiburan berkonsep Islam.

"Ini untuk memastikan rakyat sentiasa mengamalkan Islam sebagai Ad-Deen. Program-program hiburan berbentuk Islam sudah acap kali diadakan di sini.

"Dan menjelang Ramadan ini program tayangan filem Dalam Mihrab Cinta dan Bicara Selebriti pula akan diadakan di Balai Islam Lundang," katanya di sini.

Tayangan filem Dalam Mihrab Cinta akan diadakan pada jam 9 pada 29 Julai ini.

Manakala malam keesokannya pula program Bicara Selebriti bertajuk "Indahnya HidayahMU" akan menampilkan pensyarah USM, Prof Madya Dr Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin selebriti tanah air, Wardina Safiyyah, pemuzik, Sham Kamikaze dan pendakwah, Ustaz Hasrizal Jamil.

Amin Idris iaitu selebriti TV Al-Hijrah akan bertindak sebagai moderator.

Program berkenaan dianjurkan kerajaan negeri dengan kerjasama Ash Har Travel & Tours Sdn Bhd dan Al-Quds Travel Sdn Bhd.

Ahmad Baihaki yang Adun Pasir Tumbuh berkata, program berkenaan dilihat berupaya memberi ketenangan, mendidik jiwa dan merapatkan tautan hati generasi muda dengan Allah SWT.


Proof that Pariah's Progressive Party is a party that belongs to the pariahs!

Posted: 24 Jul 2011 08:22 AM PDT

Why kayveas so kaypoh to suggest Baharuddin's family to seek an apology from Bersih?

Baharuddin's family is the 'comrade-in-arms' of Bersih!


Swap Deal - What's Going On?

Posted: 24 Jul 2011 07:42 AM PDT

Within the next few days,Australia and Malaysia are set to finalise an agreement announced on Saturday between Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and his Australian counterpart, Julia Gilllard whereby the next 800 asylum seekers to arrive in Australia will be sent to Malaysia for processing by UN officials. In return, Australia will accept 4,000 refugees—most of them Burmese—waiting in Malaysia for third-country resettlement over the next four years.



This proposed deal between the two countries has come under very heavy criticism.

Kirsty Needham of The Sydney Morning Herald reported that asylum seekers arriving by sea since May 7, when the deal was first touted, have revealed they were kept in the dark about the policy change by the people traffickers who took their money and shunted them through remote villages in Indonesia before boarding wooden boats to Christmas Island. Boat traffic has slowed, but there were more than 500 deaf ears - almost enough to fill the swap's quota. On Saturday night another vessel, with 47 on board, was stopped off Ashmore Reef by the navy.

Today, demonstrators 200 protesters marched to Sydney's Villawood Detention Centre carrying placards that read "Welcome Refugees" and "Shut the Detention Centres" in a last-ditch plea to the Australian government to call off this deal.

According to another article in The Sydney Morning Herald, Ian Rintoul from the Refugee Action Coalition said their message was clear.

"We're here to say no to the Malaysia solution," he said outside the centre.

"It's going to violate the human rights of the 800 asylum seekers coming here."protest a planned deal with Malaysia, under which hundreds of boat people will be removed to the Asian nation.with one Malaysian MP expressing doubts about promises from her country's prime minister that refugees coming from Australia will be properly treated.

The objective of the deal is to deter "boat people," many of them stateless Rohingya from Burma, from trying to enter Australia to seek asylum. As Malaysia is not a signatory to the UN Refugee Convention and has an appalling record of mistreating asylum seekers (click HERE, HERE and HERE)Australia has come under criticism from rights groups and politicians of both countries because

In response to the criticisms, Australian Immigration Minister Chris Bowen told the Australian public broadcaster ABC yesterday that the Malaysian prime minister had made a firm commitment to respect the dignity and humanity of the asylum seekers, and that the agreement will be implemented once it is finally concluded, regardless of possible protests and legal challenges against the plan.

According to The Irrawady:

MP Teresa Kok said that she has no faith whatsoever in Malaysia's ability to fulfil the prime minister's promise and that mistreatment of refugees in Malaysia, including harassment, extortion and violence, by RELA, an officially sanctioned vigilante group, have been well documented and yet the Malaysian government remains in denial of it.

"[The agreement] appears to treat human beings who have been uprooted from their homes and are stateless as mere goods, instead of helping the refugees gain protection and safety," said Kok, who is one of the co-founders of the Asean Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus, which advocates democracy for Burma.

"I urge Prime Minister Najib to cancel the deal and instead focus on establishing a comprehensive national legal and administrative framework for the protection of refugees in Malaysia should his concern for them be genuine," Kok said in an interview with The Irrawaddy on Tuesday.

At the same time, Malaysian human rights activists expressed their concerns that there was no guarantee that asylum seekers sent to the country under a deal with Australia would be treated properly.

Cynthia Gabriel, of the leading Malaysian human rights organization Suaram, was quoted by ABC as saying: "There is absolutely no way [asylum seekers will be properly protected], unless there is a specific legal mechanism and a framework in which the Malaysian government states a clear commitment to it."

In Australia, the Greens spokesperson for immigration, Sen Sarah Hanson-Young, criticized the decision to send asylum seekers to Malaysia, a country condemned for its appalling human rights standards, where stateless people are considered illegal and can be caned.

"We know that this plan breaches international law, so the burden is now on the government to prove it complies with the Migration Act," she said in a statement. CLICK HERE for more.

BBC News reported:

Australia currently has more than 6,000 asylum seekers in detention, originating from countries including Iran, Iraq, Vietnam, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan.


Last year, more than 25,600 refugees registered with the UNHCR in Malaysia to seek asylum, the highest among all countries where the refugee agency has offices.


Meanwhile, immigration officials said there had been "another significant incident" at the Christmas Island centre overnight involving up to 100 detainees.


"The detainees used improvised weapons and lit a number of fires in a number of locations within the centre," a police spokeswoman told AFP.


Refugee advocate groups said some detainees lay in shallow graves to symbolise their desperation.


"Asylum seekers in the Green compound have dug shallow graves in the courtyard of their compound," said refugee advocate Ian Rintoul, who keeps in regular telephone contact with detainees at the centre.


"Some asylum seekers have already staged mock burials and buried themselves up to their necks in a symbolic protest that detention is killing their bodies and their minds," he said.
Bangkok Post reported here that Conservative opposition leader Tony Abbott, who wants Australia to consider sending boat people to the tiny Pacific nation of Nauru for processing, described the Malaysian agreement as "a bad deal".

"I don't think it is going to stop the boats and it is another broken promise from a prime minister who said that she would never send boatpeople to a country that hadn't signed the UN Refugee Convention," he told Channel Nine.

A spokesman for the immigration minister Chris Bowen told The Telegraph said there were 4,557 people in immigration detention facilities around the country and the unrest probably stemmed from the fact that many were being refused refugee status.

Some 1,800 asylum seekers have arrived in Australia on 31 boats in 2011, following a record influx of some 7,000 in 2010.

Then there are concerns about the new program launched by the Malaysian government this month on a program to fingerprint all 2 million legal foreign workers before an amnesty on August 1 for illegal workers. The biometric registration is designed to overcome the trading of black market identity documents.

To counter accusations Australia has abrogated its responsibilities under the Refugee Convention, the federal government has promised millions of dollars to expand the UNHCR and the International Organisation for Migration's operations in Malaysia, and has said it will fund the education, health and resettlement costs of the 800 ''transportees'', who will be clearly identified to Malaysian authorities.

How this will be done needs to be spelt out in today's bilateral agreement, which the Gillard government will publish, and two separate deals with the UNHCR and IOM. Read more here.

At the end of the day, we are talking about lives here. With all the shenanigans that we see, this one leaves leaves many of asking asking the same question - Who benefits from this swap deal? What's Going On?

Read for yourself how Asylum seekers fear return to Malaysia in The Age.


While you mull over this issue, CLICK HERE to listen to Pink singing "What's Up? (What's Going On?)


Lunch @ Restoran Nasi Kandar Pelita Jalan Ampang. Yummy Gravy Food

Posted: 24 Jul 2011 07:32 AM PDT

Rice with yummy gravies.

 Rice reasonably priced.

If you want to have your lunch at Pelita, come before 1 PM or else, a long queue awaits you.


Asylum seekers and boat people - the Malaysian way

Posted: 24 Jul 2011 09:05 AM PDT

Update: Eric Paulsen. the co-founder of Lawyers for Liberty, a human rights and law reforms organisation based in Malaysia says Malaysia is the worst place for refugees as they are being treated like 'shit' (read here)


Malaysia and Australia are expected to sign the 'asylum deal' tomorrow. Despite being a non-signatory to the United Nations' Refugee Convention, Malaysia has been very consistent with its boat people policy, treating them well and allowing them to work and live here although Australia and some developed nations deplore it bluntly.

Under the original proposal – which may by now have been updated during negotiations between the two governments and UNHCR – 800 asylum seekers who have arrived in Australia by boat would be exchanged with 4,000 of Malaysia's already processed refugees.

It needs to be remembered that the Malaysia deal is one part of a more comprehensive policy response to unauthorised boat arrivals that also includes maintaining development assistance in conflict-affected countries, capacity-building in transit countries, especially in South East Asia, and a raft of anti-smuggling measures.

The deal has been widely criticised but both governments deserves some credit. First, it is clearly taking seriously the increase in unauthorised boat arrivals in Australia over the last two years or so, and Malaysia's good record in protecting the refugees.

There is a separate debate to be had about whether what are still relatively small numbers of boat arrivals really merit such a dramatic response, but clearly their political significance outweighs their numerical significance, and both governments had to respond. They have responded within the law, and with the cover of UNHCR (United Nations High Commission for Refugees).

The arrival of a further 4,000 refugees would increase by about 50 per cent Australia's 2010 resettlement quota, taking it past Canada to be the second largest refugee resettlement country in the world.

However, critics - especially from some Western human rights organisations - are showing serious concern about the prospects for the 800 asylum seekers who will be exchanged.

As Malaysia is not a signatory to the 1951 Refugee Convention and thus is not bound to respect principles such as 'non-refoulment' which guards against refugees being returned home against their will. UNHCR had earlier told Malaysia not to deport them to the country from which they fled.

Human rights activists in Australia and Malaysia have expressed concerns about the detention of asylum seekers here, and the legal system for processing their claims. Together with UNHCR, they had insisted on some safeguards, for example regarding the exchange of children, and monitoring of those who do come to Malaysia.

And Down Under, the critics are that, there is no guarantee that this policy will achieve its ultimate objective, which is to stop the boats arriving in Australia.

For that to happen, prospective asylum seekers need to know – and care – about the possibility that they may end up in Malaysia rather than Australia. And probably more importantly, the smugglers who move them, who will certainly know about the policy, also need to care. If the policy has no direct impact on their businesses, they are unlikely to.

It is also important for a country like Australia that trades on its international reputation for decency — the policy risks attracting serious negative international attention. Already some commentators have observed that Australia is swapping 800 mainly Muslims for 4000 mainly non-Muslims.

Malaysia can always question Australia's motive in 'giving away' the Muslims to us but as a nation of good human spirit, we place the swap (and the agreement) above all, above diplomatic discrepancies and above critics.

I think Malaysia needs to do more in convincing the international community that asylum seekers and the refugees have all this while been treated like others - in some cases much better than any ordinary citizen. They were allowed to work, study and do business although such a conditions are not stipulated in the Convention.

And for all the adverse comments from the Western media and human rights organisation, including UNHCR itself, Malaysia has never asked for a single penny to feed the refugees. And I wonder whether UNHCR and those critics have ever thought of aiding Malaysia?



Kes Teoh: Nazri Akui SPRM Pincang, Kit Siang Dakwa Kerajaan Tidak Serius

Posted: 24 Jul 2011 08:18 AM PDT

Nazri: 'Kematian Teoh tidak berlaku jika siasatan ikut standard'

KUALA LUMPUR, 24 Julai — Putrajaya memperakui bekas setiausaha politik DAP Teoh Beng Hock tidak mati dua tahun lalu jika Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM) mematuhi prosedur-prosedur siasatan yang sewajarnya dengan betul.

Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz menegaskan, beliau tetap bersetuju dengan cadangan suruhanjaya diraja kerana apa yang telah berlaku adalah satu kematian.

Pada sidang media Khamis lalu juga, Nazri berkata kerajaan memberi jaminan bahawa tindakan sewajarnya akan diambil terhadap pegawai yang melanggar prosedur SPRM berdasarkan peraturan dan undang-undang sedia ada.

Katanya, hasil siasatan suruhanjaya itu juga mendapati bahawa tiga pegawai penyiasat yang terbabit dalam kes ini telah menggunakan taktik soal siasat yang berterusan, agresif dan keterlaluan ke atas Teoh yang didapati melanggar prosedur sedia ada.

Dalam satu temu bual hari ini, tegas Nazri, kematian melibatkan Teoh tidak berlaku kalau sisatan dijalankan mengikut standard siasatan yang telah ditetapkan dan menepati piawaian yang memuaskan.

"Apabila berlaku keadaan macam ini kita kena teima hakikat bahwa ada perkara-perkara yang tidak patut dilakukan," kata Nazri sambil menambah, "saya ingin mencadangkan supaya SPRM yang bekerja rapat dengan badan pencegahan rasuah di Hong Kong supaya mengikut cara mereka bekerja.
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"Dulu mereka belajar daripada kita, sekarang mereka berada di kedudukan nombor satu," katanya lagi.

Nazri menambah, prosedur operasi standard (SOP) di Hong Kong mempunyai piawaian yang sangat tinggi dan SPRM seharusnya berunding dengan badan pencegahan rasuah berkenaan.

"Ikut dan contohilah mereka," kata beliau lagi dalam temu bual dengan Mingguan Malaysia edisi hari ini.

"Di Hong Kong tuntutan kepada demokrasi sangat kuat, mereka tidak akan bertolak ansur dengan badan pencegahan rasuah di sana kalau SOP yang diamalkan adalah tidak baik," kata menteri yang bertanggungjawab atas hal ehwal perundangan dan Parlimen ini.

Nazri juga berkata, kerajaan perlu mengakui bahawa sudah tentu ada kelemahan dalam sistem semasa.

"Jangan nafi. Saya bukan tidak hendak mempertahankan pegawai-pegawai ini tetapi saya percaya dan tahu ada perkara yang berlaku.

"Berdasarkan laporan yang kita baca jelas menunjukkan bagaimana siasatan dijalankan secara berterusan," katanya yang turut mahu SPRM membetulkan diri.

"Dunia dahulu mungkin berbeza, orang tak banyak buat aduan, aliran maklumat juga sangat perjalan, tetapi sekarang apa saja berlaku sekelip mata, semua orang tahu. Mereka mesti berubah," katanya lagi.

Suruhanjaya siasatan terdiri daripada lima anggota diketuai oleh seorang hakim telah menjalankan prosiding siasatan selama 50 hari dan memanggil 70 saksi.

Teoh, 30, setiausaha politik kepada Exco Selangor Ean Yong Hian Wah ditemui mati di koridor tingkat lima Plaza Masalam, Shah Alam, Selangor pada 16 Julai 2009 selepas memberi keterangan di pejabat SPRM Selangor yang terletak di tingkat 14, plaza berkenaan.

Bagaimanapun menurut Nazri, beliau tidak melihat imej SPRM terjejas dengan penemuan siasatan diraja atas alasan dalam mana-mana organisasi ada segelintir kakitangan yang membuat sesuatu tidak mengikut peraturan.

"Namun pada saya ia tidak menjejaskan kerja baik yang selama ini dilakukan SPRM untuk membendung rasuah," katanya. -TMI


Beng Hock : SPRM Tidak Serius Tangani Pesalah, Kata DAP

SHAH ALAM 24 JULAI : Penasihat DAP, Lim Kit Siang mahukan tindakan setimpal dikenakan ke atas semua pegawai yang terlibat dalam soal siasat ke atas mendiang Teoh Beng Hock.

Menurut Kit Siang, tindakan melucutkan dua daripada tiga pegawai terbabit daripada operasi siasatan sahaja tidak mencerminkan keseriusan kesalahan yang dilakukan oleh mereka.

Kit Siang berkata laporan Suruhanjaya Siasatan Diraja (RCI) jelas menamakan lebih daripada tiga pegawai yang menyoal siasat Beng Hock di Ibu Pejabat Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia Selangor di Plaza Massalam, dua tahun lalu.

SPRM semalam mengumumkan bahawa Pengarah SPRM Negeri Sembilan Hishamuddin Hashim digantung kerja manakala Mohd Ashraf Mohd Yunus dan Mohd Anuar Ismail masih bertugas tetapi tidak akan menyoal siasat saksi.

" Sebenarnya kalau kita baca laporan RCI, mereka dinamakan sebagai '"cakap bohong". Laporan Suruhanjaya juga menyebut (nama-nama lain), bukan tiga orang ini sahaja," kata Kit Siang.

" Jadi kenapa bukan semua digantung? Bukan sahaja daripada tugas penyiasatan, tetapi daripada jawatan dan mengapa mereka tidak didakwa dalam mahkamah oleh kerana kesalahan-kesalahan yang bukan ringan tetapi sangat serius sehingga menyebabkan kematian," tegas Kit Siang kepada Tv Selangor.

Sebuah Suruhanjaya Diraja sebelum ini merumuskan Beng Hock membunuh diri kerana menghadapi sesi soal siasat agresif dan berlarutan oleh pegawai SPRM pada Julai 2009.

Walaupun beliau hanya saksi dalam sebuah kes membabitkan cuma RM2,400, pegawai SPRM cuba mendapatkan pengakuan daripada beliau sepanjang malam dengan membuat pelbagai ugutan dan memberikannya maklumat palsu.

Kit Siang berpendapat, tindakan tegas harus dikenakan ke atas pegawai yang terlibat sehingga menyebabkan kematian kepada seseorang apatah lagi kerana tidak memberikan fakta sebenar sebelum ini.

" Sangat tidak mencukupi (lucut tugas operasi siasatan). Kalau SPRM menerima keputusan Suruhanjaya Diraja, sangat jelas bahawa tiga individu yang dinamakan ini melakukan pelbagai perbuatan jenayah dan juga menyebabkan kematian Teoh Beng Hock,"kata beliau.

" Ini adalah satu kesalahan yang serius kerana memberikan keterangan yang palsu yang mengikut penal code boleh dikenakan penjara tujuh tahun
,"tambahnya lagi.

Keluarga Beng Hock menyifatkan laporan RCI itu sebagai berjaya membongkar kezaliman prosedur siasatan SPRM namun menolak rumusan mendiang membunuh diri.

Peguam mereka, Karpal Singh berkata pihaknya akan memohon semakan kehakiman terhadap keputusan Suruhanjaya Diraja itu dalam masa terdekat.

Dalam pada itu, Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz menegaskan pihaknya tidak akan membentuk suruhanjaya baru atau badan lain bersabit kes Beng Hock.

Menurut beliau, pendedahan laporan Suruhanjaya Diraja itu kepada umum sudah memadai dan menutup kes kematian Beng Hock.

"Tidak akan ditubuhkan satu lagi suruhanjaya semata-mata untuk memuaskan hati mereka yang tidak puas hati. Itu memang tidak boleh dan tidak akan dilakukan," kata beliau dalam temu bual disiarkan Mingguan Malaysia hari ini.

Nazri berkata, melainkan ada ruang dibenarkan mengikut undang-undang, terpulang kepada keluarga Beng Hock untuk mengambil tindakan susulan bersabit laporan RCI itu.

"Teruskanlah,"kata beliau lagi. -tvsnews




Ulasan GB

GB sudah menyatakan sebelum ini, sekalipun agak sukar diterima kenyataan Teoh Beng Hock membunuh diri seperti yang diutarakan oleh Suruhanjaya Siasatan Diraja, namun faktanya bahawa Teoh Beng Hock telah didera dengan soalsiasat yang agresif dan berterusan oleh pegawai Suruhajaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM).

"Bunuh diri" hanyalah andaian. Itu kata GB, disokong oleh kenyataan dari Majlis Peguam yang menyatakan bahawa "membunuh diri" sebagai penyebab kematian Teoh Beng Hock tidak disandarkan kepada fakta.

Dalam kenyataan medianya kepada Malaysiakini, Lim (dari Majlis Peguam) juga berkata penemuan suruhanjaya itu (mengenai kejadian membunuh diri") juga banyak tidak disokong oleh bukti ataupun keterangan saksi kes berkenaan. -mk


Tetapi penderaan oleh pegawai SPRM bertaraf binatang adalah fakta dan kebenaran.

Naib Presiden PAS, Datuk Mahfuz Omar menyatakan Teoh tertekan lantas perlu menyelamatkan diri, bukan membunuh diri.


Tidak ada sebab Teoh Beng Hock mahu terjun dari tingkap melainkan hendak menyelamatkan diri dari siasatan yang mungkin sangat ganas ke atasnya, kata Naib Presiden PAS, Datuk Mahfuz Omar.

Walaupun Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Mohd Nazri Aziz mengumumkan keputusan siasatan Suruhanjaya Diraja mendapati Teoh Beng Hock mati kerana membunuh diri, Mahfuz mempersoalkan adakah Teoh mati membunuh diri atau mahu menyelamatkan diri dari siasatan yang mungkin sangat ganas ke atasnya.

"Di mana-mana dan pada bila-bila masa pun, adalah lumrah seseorang yang diganasi oleh mereka yang mempunyai sifat seperti syaitan akan berusaha menyelamatkan dirinya," katanya. -harakahdaily


Lim Kit Siang mahu kesemua pegawai SPRM yang terlibat menyoalsiasat Teoh dikenakan tindakan bukan sekadar 3 orang kerana laporan Suruhanjaya Siasatan Diraja (RCI) jelas menamakan lebih daripada tiga pegawai yang menyoal siasat Beng Hock di Ibu Pejabat Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia Selangor di Plaza Massalam, dua tahun lalu.

Ia bertepatan dengan permintaan GB sebelum ini. Dari awal lagi GB sudah suruh siasat pegawai-pegawai SPRM itu di bawah tajuk entri berbunyi Pegawai SPRM Ditegur Suruhanjaya, Siasat Lelaki Ini! dan tajuk entri Pegawai SPRM Berambut Panjang Ini Hanya Mengandaikan Teoh Yang Berbaring Di Sofa.

Lebih tertolak ialah teori Peguam SPRM, Shafee Abdullah yang menyatakan kononnya Teoh Beng Hock bunuh diri secara terhormat bagi melindungi majikan dan partinya daripada tuduhan rasuah. Satu andaian palsu dan rekaan melangkaui tahap "merapu" demi untuk mempertahankan SPRM dan Polis.

Hal yang sama juga patut dilihat di dalam kes kematian Ahmad Sarbani. Kerana sudah ada beberapa bukti bahawa pegawai-pegawai SPRM tidak menyatakan hal sebenar dan siapa yang musnahkan rakaman cctv sewaktu soal-siasat Sarbani dijalankan perlu dikenakan tindakan.

Dan seperkara yang perlu diberi perhatian ialah berapa perbelanjaan yang dikeluarkan membayar ahli-ahli patologi (termasuk dari Amerika) dan peguam SPRM oleh kerajaan. Hal ini perlu didedahkan kerana ia membabitkan wang rakyat. Ahli Parlimen Pakatan Rakyat perlu mendesak kerajaan menjawabnya di Parlimen.


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Bersih, Bersih…Kasih, Kasih!

Posted: 17 Jul 2011 09:52 AM PDT

SENJA itu barulah masyarakat hewan di tasik indah tersebut dapat berhimpun semula. Seperti biasa, setelah enak mandi di tasik, Merjah yang sampai dulu. Entah bagaimana burung merpati yang bertiga itu sempat melakar warna dan kata pada badan Merjah sehingga terbentuklah abjad "B" hampir di serata badannya. Merjah bangga kerana dia tahu bahawa abjad "B" berlatar kuning itu bererti "Bersih".

Merjah tidak risau akan persekitaran tasiknya. Tasik itu sentiasa tenang—dan pada waktu senja, sentiasa indah, sentiasa jernih, sentiasa bersih. Dengan tidak membacanya pun Merjah tahu bahawa abjad "B" itu sangat nyaring dan merdu bersuara. Dan seperti berulang didengarnya: "Bersih, Bersih—kasih, kasih!"

Semua penghuni tasik itu sudah pun pulang—melalui daratan dan angkasa—dari sejauh sempadan di Selatan dan di Utara . Sejak dua minggu lalu aliran manusia sudah pun mula ditapis oleh para kuasawan yang sangat megah berkuasa.
Sat dan Du yang masing-masing baru pulang dari Selatan dan Utara melaporkan bahwa semua aliran manusia dicemburui kelompok kuasawan ini. Aliran manusia itu dihalang, dihadang, dikekang dan dipalang supaya tidak sampai ke Stadium Merdeka.

Kelompok kuasawan tertentu itu bersungguh-sungguh menghalang, menghadang, mengekang dan memalang upacara penyampaian Memo Bersih

Hanya Tig saja tampaknya tidak henti-henti mendecipkan—menceritakan—tentang bagaimana ribuan manusia yang disengkang datang ke tempat perhimpunan itu. Gas pemedih mata dan pancutan air menyeksa menyamput aliran manusia. Kelompok kuasawan terpilih benci mendengar lirik senandung "Bersih" dinyanyikan seharmoninya.

Senja itu masyarakat hewan berkumpul lagi untuk menilai dan menafsir tindakan manusia dalam Peristiwa 9 Julai itu. Merjah tidak faham mengapa kelompok kuasawan "terpilih" begitu cemburu terhadap upaya memperbaik iklim demokrasi. Demokrasi rupa-rupanya ingin dikacip kepaknya agar tidak dapat terbang bebas.
Sebaik khalayak hewan penuh, Merjah pun bersyarah: "Hari ini kita belajar tentang kemurnian gerakan Bersih."

Lalu, masyarakat hewan itupun menyanyikan senandung "Bersih, bersih…kasih, kasih!".



Kerajaan Bermadah Helah Guna Biometrik Tolak Dakwat Kekal

Posted: 24 Jul 2011 06:05 AM PDT

Kenapa Hendak Membazir Kalau Boleh Guna Dakwat Kekal? -IDEAS

SHAH ALAM 24 JULAI : Jika ada yang lebih mudah dan murah mengapa perlu memperuntukkan kos yang tinggi walaupun kesannya boleh dipertikai.

Itu persoalan yang dibangkitkan oleh Ketua Eksekutif Institut Demokrasi dan Urusan Ekonomi (IDEAS), Wan Saiful Wan Jan ekoran tindakan kerajaan bersetuju memberi peruntukan kepada Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya (SPR) bagi tujuan mewujudkan sistem biometrik dalam pilihan raya di negara ini.

"Ada cara yang lebih mudah untuk menyelesaikan masalah tetapi kita pula mencari jalan yang rumit dan amat mahal.

"Saya pun tidak faham kenapa bila kita ada yang lebih murah dan lebuh mudah iaitu pakai dakwat kekal, yang jauh lebih murah daripada biometrik, kita hendak guna teknologi yang harganya berkali ganda dan kesannya masih boleh dipertikaikan," katanya kepada Tv Selangor.

Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Najib Razak semalam mengumumkan bahawa kerajaan akan memperuntukkan sejumlah dana bagi membiayai sistem biometrik yang mungkin dilaksanakan pada pilihan raya umum ke-13.

Namun seperti mahu menyindir tuntutan rakyat dan gagasan pembangkang yang mendokong perjuangan Bersih 2.0 menuntut pilihan raya adil dan bersih dilaksanakan di negara ini, Najib mendakwa Malaysia terpaksa mendahului negara maju dalam menyediakan sistem ini untuk kepuasan rakyat.

"Kalau nak buat penambahbaikan kita akan buat. Kita akan buat yang terbaik (menggunakan biometrik bagi memastikan pilihan raya yang adil dan bersih) walaupun negara-negara maju pun tak buat," Najib dipetik sebagai berkata.

Malah Najib juga mendakwa bahawa Pakatan Rakyat sengaja membangkitkan isu pilihan raya yang bersih di negara ini ekoran kekalahan parti itu dalam beberapa pilihan raya kecil mutakhir ini di tangan kerajaan.

"Di peringkat nasional, kita (Barisan Nasional-BN) ada masa dapat undi banyak ada masa undi sikit. Tetapi majoriti masih di tangan kita. Kalau kita boleh jamin kita boleh menang, takdelah menteri kalah (pilihan raya) dan ada negeri kalah," katanya lagi.

Hakikatnya menurut Wan Saiful, tuntutan untuk sebuah pilihan raya yang adil bukanlah satu perkara baru. Malah ia adalah tuntutan tidak berkesudahan rakyat yang terus dinafikan sehingga ke hari ini.

"Saya rasa ada manfaat jelas kepada kerajaan kalau mereka mendakwa isu ini baru ditimbulkan supaya kita terlupa bahawa isu ini telah lama ditimbulkan pada awal 90-an dan mungkin awal daripada itu. Malah ketika Umno dibubarkan dulu pun, ia berpunca daripada sistem pengundian," tegas Wan Saiful.

"Tapi saya boleh faham sekiranya saya berada di dalam kasut ahli-ahli politik di sebelah pemerintah sekarang, pasti yang saya hendak buat ialah mendakwa ini perkara yang sengaja ditimbulkan oleh pembangkang. Saya akan kata pembangkang cuba mengeksploitasi perkara yang ditimbulkan,"katanya lagi.

Kenyataan Najib itu senada dengan Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya (SPR) yang selama ini bermati-matian mendakwa mereka sebagai badan bebas dan telus dalam menjalankan tanggungjawab walaupun terdapat bukti berlakunya masalah seperti pengundi hantu, rasuah berleluasa dan sebagainya.

Tambah menghairankan, apabila sebuah agensi yang mendakwa mereka menjalankan amanah dengan baik menolak apabila rakyat memberi cadangan penambahbaikan seperti yang diutarakan oleh gabungan 62 badan bukan kerajaan dalam Bersih
.

Sebaliknya SPR melabelkan pembangkang dan Bersih 2.0 mempunyai agenda tertentu di sebalik tuntutan yang dibuat. -tvsnews



Ulasan GB

Sebentar tadi GB sudah ulas hal ini. Petikan:

SISTEM BIOMETRIK boleh dianggap sebagai langkah penipuan tahap tertinggi. Kerana tidak mustahil sesorang pengundi itu boleh mengundi LEBIH DARI SEKALI. Biometrik hanya mengesahkan data pengundi. Malah pemprogramman untuk mesin biometrik itu juga boleh dibuat untuk MENIPU sepertimana "salami slicing" boleh dilakukan oleh pemprogrammer bank untuk mencuri duit bank (ingat kes Aman Shah!)

Tiada JAMINAN sistem biometrik itu tidak boleh dimanipulasikan oleh pihak yang menyediakan.

Justeru itu kaedah BIOMETRIK yang cuba dilaksanakan perlu dilakukan semakan oleh sebuah badan bebas oleh panel pakar terlebih dahulu sebelum ianya digunakan selain daripada pilot testing sebelum ia menemui kebuntuan dan kegagalan semasa ia digunakan.

Walaupun kaedah dakwat kekal dikatakan kaedah "terkebelakang" sedangkan ianya lebih effektif dan effisyen maka tiada sebab ia tidak boleh digunakan.

Pengenalan BIOMETRIK hanyalah helah pihak SPR untuk mengelak dari penggunaan dakwat kekal yang menjamin pilihanraya yang lebih telus, bersih dan adil.



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Ambiga dedicates UK doctorate to Baharuddin, PSM 6. Bersih=1Malaysia!

Posted: 24 Jul 2011 03:00 AM PDT

By Clara Chooi
July 23, 2011
KUALA LUMPUR, July 23 — Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan has dedicated her honorary law doctorate to the late Baharuddin Ahmad and the six Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) leaders now held under the Emergency Ordinance.
The Bersih 2.0 chairman also dedicated the award, conferred by her alma mater, the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom, to the "brave people of Malaysia" whom she said had overcome "fear of intimidation and harassment" when they dared to march with her on July 9.
Ambiga advised graduating law students to use their knowledge to fight injustices. — File pic
"The real heroes of that day are our friend and supporter Allahyarham Baharuddin Ahmad who paid the ultimate price in fighting a noble cause, the six members of the Socialist Party of Malaysia who, as we speak, sit in solitary confinement under preventive detention laws and finally the brave people of Malaysia who overcame their fear of intimidation and harassment to uphold their fundamental rights. "With all my heart, I dedicate this honour you have bestowed upon me to them," she said in her university acceptance speech received here today.
She touched briefly on the events of July 9 but did not lash out at the Najib administration, choosing instead to honour Bersih 2.0 supporters and advise graduating law students to use their knowledge to fight injustices.
"You have already heard of the events of July 9 in Malaysia. Whilst it brought out the worst in some, it brought out the best in others and this is where our hope lies," she said.
The former Bar Council president has been the target of much criticism of late, with many anti-Bersih 2.0 parties calling for her head over the chaos that took place on July 9.
Even Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has been generously doling out accusations against Ambiga and her Bersih 2.0 movement, claiming the rally was an attempt to oust him from government.
Ambiga, however, highlighted in her speech that not all of Najib's men were happy with how the administration had clamped down on the rally.
"There were some in government who opposed the methods used to shut us down," she said. "Even doctors left their comfort zones to speak up against injustices. And of course there were the lawyers and the independent media who stood on the side of truth and justice."
Ambiga also spoke on the "rule of law", saying that Malaysia's democracy was still being held back by repressive laws, turning it into a country that practises "rule by law".
She cited the example of preventive detention laws that "lock people away without affording them the basic right to a trial", likely referring to the Emergency Ordinance and the Internal Security Act (ISA).
Ambiga told graduating students that in their quest to uphold the rule of law and pursuit of profit, they should also be reminded of their role to fight injustices.
"You are now a proud member of an army of people that is equipped with all that is necessary to both practise law and to fight injustice. I urge you to use this arsenal of knowledge and your passion for justice to fight for those who are downtrodden," she said.
"Who better to remind those in power of their responsibilities to their citizens than lawyers trained in understanding the difference between 'Rule of Law' and 'Rule by Law'?"
Ambiga pointed out that with the technological advancements in today's world, any injustice is quickly communicated across the globe through social media tools and the Internet.
By using this, she said, individuals could stay connected and offer aid to one another easily.
"We can reach out to each other using these new means of communication and we owe it to each other to stand together for what is right," she said.
The Bersih 2.0 rally has made a major splash among the Internet community, with thousands of Malaysians sharing their experiences via social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter.
Thousands have also resorted to recording their disdain for the Najib administration online, resulting in numerous Facebook fan pages being set up to call for the prime minister and his Cabinet's resignation.


Lepas Geram Tak Dapat Masuk KL 9 Julai, Aktivis Berarak Semula Untuk BERS✔H

Posted: 24 Jul 2011 04:29 AM PDT

Aktivis 'kembali semula' ke laluan perhimpunan 9 Julai

Kira-kira 15 penyokong gerakan pembaharuan pilihan raya BERSIH 2.0 - dengan berpakaian kuning dan membawa poster - 'kembali semula' ke laluan utama perhimpunan 9 Julai.

Mereka membawa poster dan juga mengedarkan risalah yang mendesak pembebasan enam aktivis PSM yang ditahan di bawah Ordinan Darurat (EO).

Ada antara mereka yang membawa poster mendiang Teoh Beng Hock dan mengumumkan mereka "Berjalan untuk Teoh Beng Hock".

Walaupun bilangannya kecil, tetapi pakaian kuning mereka - bersama dengan poster dan belon yang sama warna - menarik perhatian orang ramai dan kenderaan membunyikan hon tanda sokongan.

Kira-kira lima kereta peronda dan sembilan motosikal polis memantau perarakan selama dua jam itu, yang dibenarkan bergerak tanpa halangan.

Perarakan 'mini' itu adalah satu penghormatan kepada semua mereka yang ditahan atau gagal memasuki bandaraya pada 9 Julai disebabkan oleh sekatan polis, kata Fui Lien Cheng (kiri) dari Dewan Perhimpunan Cina Selangor-Kuala Lumpur (KLSCAH).

Hampir 1,700 orang ditahan pada hari Sabtu lebih dua minggu lalu apabila kira-kira 50,000 berhimpun di jalan-jalan di Kuala Lumpur untuk menuntut pembaharuan pilihan raya. -mk

Ulasan GB

Melayukah mereka? Bukan! Rata-rata mereka berbangsa Cina. Terhapuslah tuduhan menyatakan hanya bangsa Melayu yang sibuk-sibuk hendak berdemo pada 9 Julai lalu.

Kedua, jika tiada sekatan dan kacauganggu oleh pihak polis, suasana perhimpunan adalah aman. Perarakan mini tersebut adalah replika kepada perhimpunan aman 9 Julai lalu.

Ketiga, jika BERSIH 3.0 dilancarkan, bukan 5 ribu, bukan 50 ribu tetapi 500,000 pun boleh turun dan berhimpun menuntut pilihanraya BERSIH.

Perlu diingat, jika tekanan dan penipuan pihak kerajaan dan polis sudah berada pada tahap "amat melampau", GB rasa rakyat sudah tidak lagi takut dengan apa juga kemungkinan walaupun dihalakan meriam berpeluru ke arah mereka.


Muhyiddin Cuba Paksa Rakyat Terima Video PDRM Yang "Very Low Class" Itu

Posted: 24 Jul 2011 01:30 AM PDT

Video PDRM Paparkan Situasi Sebenar Perhimpunan Haram 9 Julai – Muhyiddin

MELAKA: Rakaman video pada perhimpunan haram 9 Julai lepas yang dipaparkan oleh Polis Diraja Malaysia (PDRM) adalah rakaman yang sahih dan sah bertujuan mendedahkan situasi sebenar dan bukannya bermotifkan politik, kata Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

Sehubungan itu, Timbalan Perdana Menteri meminta rakyat supaya tidak tertipu dan terpedaya dengan dakyah parti pembangkang berhubung rakaman video oleh PDRM itu.

"Kita harus terima dengan yakin kredibiliti (video pihak polis itu), jangan kita yakin dengan video yang dipaparkan oleh media alternatif, dalam YouTube misalnya yang jelas banyak mengubah kandungan," katanya kepada pemberita selepas melancarkan Bulan Pencegahan Jenayah Peringkat Kebangsaan 2011 di Melaka International Trade Centre (MITC), Ayer Keroh di sini Sabtu.

Turut hadir ialah Ketua Menteri Melaka Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam, Timbalan Menteri Dalam Negeri Datuk Wira Abu Seman Yusop, Ketua Polis Negara Tan Sri Ismail Omar dan Naib Pengerusi Yayasan Pencegahan Jenayah Malaysia Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye.

"Saya minta polis menyiarkan (video ini) di (stesen-stesen) televisyen, supaya rakyat boleh melihat dan menilai (berbanding siaran YouTube dan media alternatif)," katanya sambil mempertahankan rakaman video yang dikeluarkan oleh PDRM itu adalah tulen.

Beliau berkata berbeza dengan pembangkang, polis menyiarkan video yang sah dan tidak diambil atau diceduk dari mana-mana pihak kerana sekiranya polis berbuat begitu akan ada pihak-pihak yang mempertikai video polis itu.

Katanya video itu menjawab beberapa isu yang dibangkitkan oleh pembangkang termasuk timbalan presiden PAS, Mohamad Sabu yang berceramah atas kerusi roda kerana kononnya dilanggar oleh van polis semasa perhimpunan haram itu.

"Jadi kalau ketua parti PAS (Mohamad Sabu) berbohong, bagi PAS pembohongan itu halalkah," tanya Muhyiddin.

Katanya pemimpin PAS itu mungkin terjatuh atau sebagainya tetapi ianya tidak sama sekali kerana tindakan polis.

Mengenai laporan bahawa Mohamad Sabu akan memfailkan saman di mahkamah berhubung dakwaan kekasaran pihak polis terhadapnya, Muhyiddin berkata "itu merupakan hak dia".

Timbalan Perdana Menteri berkata video itu juga menjawab tindakan polis menyembur gas pemedih mata di lorong berdekatan Hospital Tung Shin yang dijadikan isu sesetengah pihak serta insiden kematian Allahyarham Baharuddin Ahmad.

Sementara itu, Ismail ketika ditemui pemberita berkata beliau telah menyerahkan rakaman video itu kepada stesen penyiaran termasuk Radio dan Televisyen Malaysia (RTM) dan TV3.

"Kita dah bagi dan serah kepada TV3 dan RTM dan kini terpulang kepada mereka (televisyen) untuk menyiarkan video itu kepada orang ramai," katanya.

Beliau berkata tuduhan pembangkang terhadap polis berhubung isu perhimpunanharam itu bukan satu budaya yang baik untuk menjaga keamanan negara. – BERNAMA


PAS : Kerajaan, Polis Masih Hidup Zaman Televisyen Hitam Putih

KUALA LUMPUR 24 JULAI : PAS menggambarkan tindakan terlewat dua minggu oleh polis untuk mendedahkan video versi mereka dan kemudiannya hanya ditayangkan di rangkaian televisyen milik kerajaan, jelas perbuatan ketinggalan zaman.

Ahli jawatankuasa PAS Pusat, Idris Ahmad juga mengumpamakan perbuatan itu tidak ubah seperti di zaman televisyen hitam putih.

"Sayang seribu kali sayang, skrip ini hanya sesuai di zaman televisyen hitam putih, sedangkan sekarang zaman IT yang bergerak pantas seperti kilat," kata Idris dalam satu kenyataan media.

Tambah beliau, polis kini berada dalam keadaan serba salah ekoran menafikan mereka bertindak ganas dalam menyuraikan peserta himpunan aman 9 Julai lalu.

Lantaran itu, polis terpaksa menayangkan video layanan baik mereka terhadap peserta Bersih 2.0.

"Hampir dua minggu baru polis menyiarkan video versi polis sedangkan seluruh dunia sudah menyaksikan keganasan polis sewaktu berhadapan dengan peserta demo melalui Youtube yang disiar selepas beberapa minit demo berlalu.

"Sekarang polis susah hati, kerana rakyat tidak boleh menerima tayangan skrip polis," katanya.

Polis pada Khamis lalu, memanggil wakil media untuk menyaksikan rakaman video versi polis bagi menangkis tohmahan masyarakat bahawa polis melakukan kekerasan ketika menyuraikan orang awam.

Penayangan video itu sekali lagi menyaksikan polis menafikan perbuatan itu dan hanya mengakui melepaskan meriam air ke kawasan Hospital Tung Shin.

Perbuatan yang selama ini dinafikan sekeras-kerasnya oleh menteri dan polis.

Justeru itu menurut Idris, beberapa persoalan harus dibangkitkan, antaranya kenapa polis lambat menayangkan video tersebut sedangkan apa yang terpapar di internet menunjukkan perbezaan.

Oleh itu katanya adalah mustahil di dalam beberapa minit demo rakaman yang menunjukkan polis bertindak ganas itu boleh disunting.

"Kenapa insiden gambar Tuan Haji Mohamad Sabu tidak ditayangkan sepenuhnya?"
soalnya.

Beliau merujuk taklimat Pengarah Keselamatan Dalam Negeri dan Ketenteraman Awam Bukit Aman Datuk Salleh Mat Rashid, Khamis lalu yang berkata tidak ada kebenaran bahawa kenderaan milik polis melanggar motosikal Timbalan Presiden PAS, Mohamad Sabu.

"Malah rakaman CCTV menunjukkan beliau terjatuh dari kenderaannya selepas terlanggar 'fender' Pajero," kata Salleh.

Malah, wartawan yang hadir ditunjukkan video sebuah kenderaan polis mengejar dua motosikal, satu yang dibonceng oleh Mat Sabu. Namun visual berkenaan tidak jelas menunjukkan apa yang berlaku kerana beberapa sudut pandangan tidak dapat dirakamkan.

Menurut Idris, Mohamad Sabu juga dituduh tidak cedera oleh pihak polis termasuk pemimpin Umno yang mendakwa beliau berlakon.

"Sedangkan satu dunia tahu bahawa Timbalan Presiden PAS itu sudah menjalani pembedahan di hospital pakar Shah Alam, bukan bomoh patah Pongsu Seribu," katanya.

Menurut beliau polis sekarang sedang bertarung dengan peserta Bersih dan perlu menjawab tohmahan yang dilemparkan terhadap mereka.

"Inilah nasib polis apabila bernaung di bawah kerajaan BN yang tidak bijak mengurus hal ehwal kepolisan.

"Insya Allah profesional polis akan dipertingkatkan jika Pakatan Rakyat diberi mandat di dalam PRU ke-13 nanti," katanya. -tvsnews




Ulasan GB

Kelakar Muhyiddin ni.

Video yang diambil spontan kemudian dimuatnaik beberapa mnit selepas kejadian sudah tentulah lebih authentik dan asli daripada video PDRM yang telah disunting dan diedit kemudian setelah dua minggu kejadian baru dipertontonkan.

Apa punya mentaliti menteri yang bertaraf guru tadika ini? Kalau nak menipu pun biarlah ada ilmu sedikit kerana nampak sangat hujjah TPM tersebut dangkal dan cuba nak memperbodohkan rakyat sepertimana UMNO telah memperbodohkan ahlinya selama ini.

Rakyat kini sudah celik, pak menteri oi. Ini bukan zaman Tuanku Abdul Rahman jadi PM. Bukan zaman bapak Muhyiddin, Mohd Yassin namanya, membuka sebuah sekolah swasta di Muar, bukan zaman Datuk Senu menelefon Saadon Zubir bertanya "apa kau buat dalam pejabat kau hah?"

Golongan menteri bermentaliti rendah dari kalangan UMNO/BN termasuk PM/TPM yang cuba memperbodohkan rakyat yang dah celik ini akan dibungkus oleh tsunami politik yang bakal melanda negara pada PRU13 akan datang ini.



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Stumped and Stupefied

Posted: 24 Jul 2011 01:28 AM PDT

Reading statements from a certain vernacular MSM can be quite a hazardous act. Not only do they insult our intelligence. but they also amplify their own deficiency in neurons by bombarding us with their senseless illogical diatribes. Worse still, when they try to bulldoze our quest for truth and justice for Teoh Beng Hock.


It was bad enough when Utusan Malaysia expressed sympathy here for the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) for being blamed for Teoh Beng Hock's death. Then it shifts the blame by saying that DAP and its adviser Lim Kit Siang should be held responsible.What a silly spin!

Writing under the pseudonym of Awang Selamat, the Umno-owned daily's editors accused the opposition party of tricking Malaysians into forgetting the corruption allegation against its leaders by drawing focus to Teoh's death. How can Malaysians forget issues of corruption when we have lost millions and billions thanks to deceptive forms of corruption that have milked our country of its resources? For crying out loud, what on earth are they talking about?

Yes, -  accusations for a paltry sum of RM2400 for which a promising young man died leaving behind his widow, son, family and friends - not forgetting the fact that the case has yet to reach closure.

As if that was not enough, it had the brazen audacity to say "Malaysians have been dragged too deep into this issue (Teoh's death) until we have strayed from the actual path. The real issue — corruption — has been buried."

Well, to a certain extent, that daily is right. The real issue — corruption — has been buried.

But its definition of corruption and the form of 'burial' differs from many other Malaysians who want to know why cases of alleged corruption amounting to millions and billions have not been investigated at all whilst TBH and Ahmad Sarbaini had to die, at whose hands exactly - we still do NOT know and the culprits are walking around FREE, but carrying within them - guilt and shame.

Their tirade continued in their appeal to MACC officers not to lose morale in their jobs and encouraging them to proceed with their "noble roles".

Noble roles?

Tell me - how can aggressive interrogation be noble?

Tell me again - why did MACC suspend the three officers then?

In another article, it even said that "it is common for witnesses in corruption cases to commit suicide to avoid shaming their families or organisation".

Normal? Er...do I smell warped perspectives of normality? Abnormality rears its ugly head! For sure, TBH is not a mere anomaly statistically!

You can access the RCI report at this link.

On July 22nd, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) advisory board member Tan Sri Simon Sipaun said he found the verdict of the RCI very unexpected.


"I am just not convinced that Teoh would commit suicide simply because of aggressive interrogations by MACC officers. There is no credible reason or motive why he would take his own life. He was a young man about to get married. He has every reason to stay alive. He did not do anything wrong. When a person is innocent, his will to live is stronger and also to prove his innocence," he said.


"If the MACC officers concerned had broken the law, then the law should take its course."


Meanwhile, another MACC advisory board member Tan Sri Megat Najmuddin Megat Khas told The Malay Mail: "What is most important was that the RCI did not find that Teoh had been killed by someone, which was something that certain quarters had wanted."


On the interrogation issue, Megat Najmuddin said: "RCI has raised the bar on how MACC officers are to conduct interrogations. The MACC interrogators will need to find the threshhold of what is permissible. In an interrogation, you cannot be soft and expect to get answers. Certain techniques must be used to extract information. But it's not like they placed someone's head into a basin of water to get a confession, such as the 'water-boarding' tactic favoured by Western intelligence services against terrorist suspects."


He also said he was not condoning physical violence but that interrogation will involve "some kind of mental torture whether you like it or not" and that some people might accept that and some might not.
Putting that aside, let's dissect Utusan's unsupported allegation that "witnesses in corruption cases to commit suicide to avoid shaming their families or organisation".

According to page 20 of  Annual Report 2008 of the National Suicide Registry Malaysia, majority of suicides (as based on the data) took place at home of the deceased 67.2%, followed by death in a residential place and suicide at a Farm/plantation.

Look at the following Table 13 diagram extracted from page 30 of the report.


Note that experience as a corruption witness is NOT mentioned at all in this research that was carried out on 251 cases of suicide at the University Malaya Medical Centre from 2000 to 2004.

Google search engine provides 53 million links on causes of suicide and I am very sure most of the links do not discuss the correlation of being a corruption witness with suicide. This link cites negative life experiences that may cause depression including:
  • The death of a loved one.
  • A divorce, separation, or breakup of a relationship.
  • Losing custody of children, or feeling that a child custody decision is not fair.
  • A serious loss, such as a loss of a job, house, or money.
  • A serious illness.
  • A terminal illness.
  • A serious accident.
  • Chronic physical pain.
  • Intense emotional pain.
  • Loss of hope.
  • Being victimized (domestic violence, rape, assault, etc).
  • A loved one being victimized (child murder, child molestation, kidnapping, murder, rape, assault, etc.).
  • Physical abuse.
  • Verbal abuse.
  • Sexual abuse.
  • Unresolved abuse (of any kind) from the past.
  • Feeling "trapped" in a situation perceived as negative.
  • Feeling that things will never "get better."
  • Feeling helpless.
  • Serious legal problems, such as criminal prosecution or incarceration.
  • Feeling "taken advantage of."
  • Inability to deal with a perceived "humiliating" situation.
  • Inability to deal with a perceived "failure."
  • Alcohol abuse.
  • Drug abuse.
  • A feeling of not being accepted by family, friends, or society.
  • A horrible disappointment.
  • Feeling like one has not lived up to his or her high expectations or those of another.
  • Bullying. (Adults, as well as children, can be bullied.)
  • Low self-esteem.
That site said that while the above causes may trigger depression, and untreated depression is the number one cause for suicide.

And for sure, we know that Teoh Beng Hock was not depressed in the period before his death as he was due to tie the knot on the day he died. Why would a man do a Superman act on the even of his wedding? Remember - he was a voluntary witness, not an accused!!! And the sum RM2400 in question (versus the multi-million dollar PKFZ scandal) was purportedly related to his boss. Moreover, he knew he was a would-be father. He died for that paltry sum which he did not even take!

Can Awang Selamat name one case of corruption where a witness committed suicide, especially the mega million cases?

Instead, they live in luxury, go for overseas vacations and drive fancy cars or own yacht priced at £3 BILLION pounds. Read this example.

The UM report concluded with a totally irrelevant example of a case in Malaysia when a Form 6 Chinese school student, who was accused of taunting a female student, jumped off a building after receiving advice from a counsellor.

I am just so stumped and stupefied at their neuron levels!

Tell me, when will we really see justice for TBH, Ahmad Sarbaini, Kugan and even the EO6?

What will you do, dear Malaysian?


Any one have experiences in our Mogoke Ruby, Sapphire and precious stone mines?

Posted: 24 Jul 2011 01:06 AM PDT

Any one have experiences in our Mogoke Ruby, Sapphire and precious stone mines?



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Tighter Animal Test Rules Urged

Posted: 24 Jul 2011 12:33 AM PDT

BBC ONLINE: 21 July 2011 Last updated at 23:56 GMT Animal testing 'requires tighter regulation' By James Gallagher Health reporter, BBC News


No Freedom from sleeplessness, obesity, stress etc because of overenthusiastic control

Posted: 23 Jul 2011 11:41 PM PDT

In Malaysia, because of overenthusiastic control of Drug enforcement agency under MOH on Pharmacies, Drug importers, distributers, Medical Group Head Quarters, it is very difficult to purchase even the non-Morphine medicines to prescribe the Stressed Patients, Insomniacs, Psychiatric patients, obese patients and Epileptic patients.

For many in the West pain ends with a pill, but elsewhere the war on drugs is cutting people off from pain medication.

Sourse Aljazeera, "Freedom from Pain"

For much of the Western world, physical pain ends with a simple pill. Yet more than half the world's countries have little to no access to morphine, the gold standard for treating medical pain.

Freedom from Pain shines a light on this under-reported story. "For a victim of police torture, they will usually sign a confession and the torture stops," says Diederik Lohman of Human Rights Watch in the film. "For someone who has cancer pain, that torturous experience continues for weeks, and sometimes months on end."

Unlike so many global health problems, pain treatment is not about money or a lack of drugs, since morphine costs pennies per dose and is easily made. The treatment of pain is complicated by many factors, including drug laws, bureaucratic rigidity and commercial disincentives.

In India, the first stop in the film and the world's largest grower of medicinal poppy for developed countries, there are severe restrictions to the use of morphine domestically. In 27 out of 28 states in India, narcotics laws are so strict that doctors fear prescribing it, and patients literally scream for relief. Drug companies have little incentive to manufacture morphine for the domestic market because of reporting requirements and small profit margins.

In the Ukraine, the film reveals that access to pain medication is halted by outdated, Soviet-style bureaucracy, arbitrary limits on doses, and a lack of oral morphine. As a result, many patients experience prolonged bouts of untreated pain, particularly in rural areas. In the Ukraine, we learn that Artur, a former decorated KGB colonel suffering from prostate cancer, sleeps with a gun under his pillow – his only way out, should he decide his pain is too great.

Nadia, a single mother living in Kiev, tells of the anguish of living with a son in constant pain. Vlad, her son, was diagnosed with terminal cancer and sent home from the hospital with nothing but the meagre government dose of pain killers. Nadia recounts how his agony grew to the point where he once attempted suicide, nearly throwing himself from a fourth story window. It would be another three long years of mother and son battling with severe pain until Vlad died.

Until the Ukrainian leadership acts to remove the barriers to palliative care, it falls to defiant individuals like Sergey Psiurnyk, a modern-day Robin Hood, to ensure that suffering people get the morphine they need. Riding with Psiurnyk as he makes his rounds, he says he risks years in jail to collect morphine from sick people who do not need it and deliver it to people who do.

Overall, Freedom from Pain reveals that bureaucratic hurdles, and the chilling effect of the global war on drugs, are the main impediments to a pain free world. Patients will continue to suffer until global bodies actively work with countries to exclude medical morphine from the war on drugs, and change the blunt drug laws that curtail access to legitimate medical opiates worldwide. Uri Fedotov, the executive director of the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime, admits in the film that the war on drugs is cutting people off from pain medication, but offers little in the way of concrete proposals for changing the status quo.

Lohman points out that inertia may be the greatest obstacle to improving access to morphine, and that pressure brought by doctors and human rights activists is critical to getting pain medication to the people who need it. That is what happened in Uganda, the final stop in the film. Dr Jack Jagwe, who served in that war-torn country's health ministry in the 1990s, worked closely with foreign doctors and the international community to put into writing that every citizen there should have the right to palliative care – a first in Africa.

Uganda also changed its laws to allow nurses in rural areas to prescribe morphine – another first. Today, they visit people in pain and administer liquid morphine without any doctor's involvement. Uganda is seen as a potential model for pain treatment, but most improvements around the world have been small and localised, resulting from the efforts of "enterprising entrepreneurs" like Dr M. R. Rajagopal, a pioneer of palliative care. In India, medical morphine is readily accessible only in the small state of Kerala because of his unceasing efforts.

With the help of his colleagues and the cooperation of the state drug controller, Rajagopal led the push to create a streamlined operating procedure for morphine licensing in Kerala. Now patients in desperate need of pain drugs have access and doctors do not fear strict penalties. Rajagopal, who has helped create a model for the rest of India, says what is desperately needed is "systematic evaluation of the problem … in the developing world, and an action plan aimed at overcoming it".

Freedom from Pain was shot and produced by a team of students and teachers from the University of British Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism International Reporting Program (IRP). Peter W. Klein, an award-winning producer who is the director of the UBC School
of Journalism and the IRP, led the project.

The views expressed in this article are the author's own and do not necessarily reflect Al Jazeera's editorial policy.



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