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Posted: 08 Jul 2011 11:21 AM PDT
Posted: 08 Jul 2011 09:45 AM PDT
Posted: 08 Jul 2011 09:22 AM PDT
Its going to be free for all! Whether Bersih rally will be held at Stadium Merdeka, Stadium Shah Alam or elsewhere, it's not going to be good. Racial sentiments are being strewed again.
I am not so sure whether the widespread-circulated SMS urging DAP members and the Chinese to stay away from the demo did come from Lim Guan Eng or not, it is still not good for racial harmony and undermines our 1Malaysia.
If Guan Eng did it, he must be out of his mind (here). However, the authority must investigate the SMS and take proper action to defuse whatever tension that may arise from it. This is totally unacceptable!
The idea to let the Malays kill each other (as I wrote much earlier here) will run down the whole country and those who propagate such an idea must be held responsible should it mangles our unity. For one thing, they dont deserve to be Malaysians.
This is truly an unduly act!
And on Tin Chua's tweet - 'whatever happens, we will continue our walk for Bersih... gather at Masjid Jamek, Masjid Negara and Pudu Plaza first, then march to Stadium Merdeka'.
Home Minister Hishammuddin Tun Hussein and the IGP are having sleepless night to find the best solution to avoid any untoward incidents tomorrow.
However, the idea to let the 'Malays confront the Malays' is much more alarming!
Posted: 08 Jul 2011 09:03 AM PDT
Police will close off several main roads leading into the Kuala Lumpur city centre from midnight tonight, ahead of the banned Bersih 2.0 rally tomorrow.
The blockades and diversions are scheduled to come into force at 12.01am, and will affect entry points along the entire stretch of Jalan Syed Putra, Jalan Istana, Jalan Bukit Petaling, Jalan Bellamy and the area surrounding Istana Negara, the National Mosque in the Lake Gardens vicinity, covering the entire stretch of Jalan Sultan Hishammuddin, Jalan Lembah Perdana and Jalan Chenderasari.
In the city centre, blockades will be set up around the following areas: Dataran Merdeka, Pasar Seni, Masjid Jamek, Dataran DBKL, Kompleks Sogo, Maju Junction, Masjid Kampung Baru, Jalan Kinabalu, Jalan Kuching, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Jalan Raja Laut, Jalan Sri Amar, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Jalan Haji Taib, Jalan Raja Muda Musa, Jalan Raja Bot, Jalan Raja Abdullah, Jalan Dang Wangi, Jalan Munshi Abdullah, Jalan Gereja, Jalan Raja Chulan, Jalan Tun Perak, Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Loke, Jalan Sultan Mahmud and all nearby areas.
Acting city police chief Amar Singh also said three major bus terminals - Puduraya, Putra and Pekeliling - would also be shut down, and bus routes diverted around Kuala Lumpur for 22 hours starting midnight while riot police trucks and military personnel were seen throughout Kuala Lumpur today, ratcheting up tension in the capital city.
Posted: 08 Jul 2011 09:57 AM PDT
Bersih 2.0: Jaga akhlak, usah layan provokasi
KUALA LUMPUR, 8 Julai: Dewan Ulamak PAS Pusat menyeru seluruh ahli PAS dan penyokong Bersih agar menjaga akhlak sesuai dengan tuntutan Islam semasa menyertai himpunan aman Bersih 2.0 esok.
"Saya selaku Ketua Dewan Ulamak PAS Pusat mewakili golongan para ulama PAS menyeru kepada seluruh ahli PAS dan mereka yang menyokong Bersih agar menjaga akhlak dan keperibadian mereka sesuai dengan tuntutan Islam yang sentiasa menganjurkan keperibadian yang mulia tanpa mengira sama ada mereka adalah kawan ataupun lawan.
"Perlu diingati bahawa sesiapa pun yang mengelilingi kita, mereka adalah sebenarnya mad'u kita," ujar ketuanya, Datuk Harun Taib dalam kenyataan kepada Harakahdaily.
Beliau mengingatkan para ahli dan penyokong PAS jangan sekali-kali mengganggu ketenteraman awam apatah lagi merosakkan harta benda awam kerana ia ditegah di dalam Islam, sekalipun di dalam peperangan.
Namun begitu, beliau tetap percaya bahawa ahli PAS tidak akan bertindak sedemikian rupa sama sekali.
"Sekiranya perkara sebaliknya berlaku, maka kita percaya ianya bukan daripada amalan ahli kita yang telah sekian lama dididik dan ditarbiah agar berakhlak mulia oleh pemimpin-pemimpin dan murabbi kita sejak penubuhannya lagi," ujarnya yang juga Adun Manir.
Beliau berkata, apa sahaja bentuk provokosi oleh pihak lawan usah dilayani, anggaplah mereka golongan yang masih belum menerima mesej perjuangan PAS.
Justeru, Ustan Harun meminta ahli PAS supaya bersabar kerana ganjarannya adalah sangat besar di sisi Allah SWT kerana itulah lumrah perjuangan para anbia, sahabat-sahabat dan ulama-ulama serta pejuang-pejuang sebelum daripada kita.
Dewan Ulamak PAS Pusat juga, ujarnya turut mengharapkan agar pihak kerajaan khususnya pihak keselamatan memberikan kerjasama yang sewajarnya lagi adil untuk menjayakan hasrat yang mulia itu.
"Kepada kakitangan keselamatan, sekiranya anda berniat ikhlas untuk melancarkan lagi tuntutan dan hasrat mulia ini maka ketahuilah, insya Allah anda akan berkongsi pahala bersama-sama dengan kami dalam menjayakan tuntutan ini," ujarnya.
Menurutnya lagi, ganjaran pahala pasti akan menunggu mereka di hari akhirat nanti. -HD
Posted: 08 Jul 2011 08:25 AM PDT
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why? the madness of malaysia continue as they will try to block certain websites. it already started this evening. read from malaysiakini.
Malaysiakini comes under DDOS attack
As expected, Malaysiakini has come under a sustained distributed denial of service (DDOS) attack, which began at 5pm today.
Chandran said that Malaysiakini has disabled its log-in server as the attacks will make it harder for subscribers to access the website. The comments section has also been taken out since it is linked to the paying subscribers.
This has effectively made the website free to all readers.
However as a result of these measures, subscribers will temporarily be unable to post their comments to the stories for now.
Posted: 08 Jul 2011 08:30 AM PDT
Dengan pihak berkuasa meningkatkan tekanan menjelang perhimpunan di Stadium Merdeka esok, BERSIH 2.0 Global meminta rakyat Malaysia di seluruh dunia supaya turut berhimpun padaazlan masa yang sama, sebagai tanda sokongan kepada pilihan raya yang bebas dan adil.
Dalam kenyataannya, BERSIH 2.0 Global, menggesa supaya perhimpunan diadakan serentak di 24 bandaraya di 15 negara di Eropah, Asia Timur, Australasia dan Amerika.
"Di mana pun berada, kita hendaklah memakai baju-T kuning serta membawa sepanduk, belon dan plakad kuning bersama slogan menyokong pilihanraya yang bersih dan adil di Malaysia," kata wakil gerakan global itu.
"Kami bersuara kerana kita hidup di negara demokrasi yang terbuka di mana kebebasan bersuara dan berhimpun secara aman dan hak untuk mengadakan demonstrasi adalah satu norma dan bukannya pengecualian.
"Seperti kes perhimpunan di Kuala Lumpur, kami berhasrat untuk berhimpun secara aman dan bermaruah, serta kita akan berbuat demikian tanpa takut dengan meriam air, gas pemedih mata, intimidasi polis, atau tangkapan sewenang-wenangnya kerana berpakaian kuning.
"Kami, rakyat biasa Malaysia di seluruh dunia, menyokong BERSIH 2.0 kerana kita boleh dan kerana kita sepatutnya (berbuat demikian)."
Rangkaian Perpaduan Global BERSIH 2.9 menegaskan bahawa kini menjadi tanggungjawab Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak untuk "memenuhi tugas dan tanggungjawabnya" dengan mengakui "kehendak rakyat" dan untuk membenarkan perhimpunan tersebut diteruskan secara aman. -mk
Pemerintahan kuno rejim Najib bersama polis yang lebih kuno menganggap rakyat bodoh wajar ditentang habis-habisan.
Mengapa GB katakan mereka kuno?
Kerana mereka masih mahu mengekalkan kuasa dengan cara kekerasan, dengan cara ugutan, dengan cara memanipulasi SPR, dengan cara penipuan, dengan cara tekanan, dengan cara tangkapan, dengan cara yang jijik seperti mewujudkan kisah-kisah dongeng seperti terjumpanya parang dan bom molotov coktail untuk memburukkan BERSIH, malah tanpa segan silu menggunakan mimbar jumaat cuba mempengaruhi rakyat untuk membenci BERSIH.
Kita merasa hairan di zaman era internet ini, di zaman digital ini, mentaliti pemimpin negara dan polis masih terjajah dengan pemikiran lapuk sedemikian sedangkan rakyat sedunia sudah mara ke depan menghormati kebebasan rakyat berhimpun dan bersuara.
Didokong pula oleh media massa yang juga bermentaliti kuno sama seperti menteri-menteri kabinet Malaysia yang diterajui UMNO BN.
Tidak hairan di satu ketika baru-baru ini, pemimpin Papua New Guinea menyifat negaranya saling tak banyak beza dengan Malaysia!
Posted: 08 Jul 2011 07:47 AM PDT
Australians warned as Malaysia threatens protest arrests PHOTO Travellers in Malaysia have been warned a political demonstration about electoral reform could become violent. [AFP] AUDIO from Asia Pacific - Radio Australia Bersih president Ambiga Sreenavasan speaks to Asia PacificCreated: Fri, 08 Jul 2011 22:41:09 GMT+0800 AUDIO from Asia Pacific -Radio Australia Malaysian demonstrator June
Posted: 08 Jul 2011 07:42 AM PDT
Yesterday, I learnt a precious and painful lesson when I went for my maiden Hash House Harriers run and almost died. I collapsed twice from vertigo and fell down five times, almost smashed my face into a tree trunk when i tripped and fell, got stung by a bee, bitten by ants, suffered from dehydration, ended up with scratches on my hands even though I wore a long sleeved top and now I can hardly walk or go down the stairs. I took 4 hrs 15 minutes to complete the trail. Veteran hashers took 2 hrs to 2 hrs 45 minutes.
I wanted to give up.
I really did.
There were times when I grabbed branches and got badly cut cos those branches were filled with thorns. Other times I grabbed branches hanging above my head and wondered if they were actually snakes lurking in the dark.
And you know what? When I was going through the pain, the inability to walk any more, when fear gripped my soul (because I had a hiking accident that left me immobile for 3 mths and full recovery took 2 yrs) and vertigo took over when I was walking at the edge of a steep cliff on a sandy slope in the dark, i thought of all those people who pressed on despite challenges, persecution and all kinds of tests and tribulations. All who were incarcerated for their cause. Some for decades.
I thought of war refugees/heroes/heroines and how they persevered.
I thought of Bersih activists and supporters and how they did not give up in spite of all the shit they are facing. It is a different ball game when we are in a real challenging situation.
You know, it takes a lot NOT to give up. Not giving up is more difficult than throwing in the towel.
When we are in trouble, who can really help? Martyrs and many social activists have gone through so much and it is amazing how no matter how dark the day, they clung on, hung on to every vestige of hope they have because of the cause. They just hung on in there and till this point, I am deeply touched by their grit, perseverance and single-mindedness in their cause.
It can be such a long lonely journey. But when together, there can be strength in unity and solidarity.
I was blessed last night cos I had three companions who were so patient with me.I have been on other trails and was scolded left and right for lacking stamina annd for slowing them down.
I kept asking the sweeper runner - how much further? how much longer? I just could not bear the pain and the agony any more. The batteries of our torchlights were getting weaker and at one point we could not find the paper trail. All they said was - we'll get there. Just a little further...don't stop. Same question I asked and I got more or less the same answer. And we walked through the jungle in the dark. Scary.
And when I asked why we never seemed to reach the top? They replied patiently that it was because I was going to slowly - with no admonishment whatsoever. Gently, they said, come, we can make it. You can make it. let's walk a bit faster. Such patient and encouraging mates they are!
And I am truly inspired this evening. With much tears in my eyes, after all the pain, the shock of fainting twice in a night from exhaustion, I made it. I cannot lift my legs and the only parts of my anatomy that are ok are my eyelids and my fingers.
I must have looked a sight - a drama queen hugging the tree and declaring with tears..i have no strength - please send a stretcher. ...but my team-mates just coaxed me to press on and I made it although in over four hours.
Somehow, no matter how difficult, I believe we just have to hang on, be united and persevere to attain that goal of a better nation. Fear can be real but it is all about attitude and faith.
We will get there.
This much I believe. And for those of you who will be there tomorrow, my prayers go with you. I am sorry I cannot be there physically cos my better half did not give his blessings for me to go. But for those of you who will be there - you have my deepest respect and my prayers.
Take care, think positive. Stay safe and I truly believe that one day, we will get there.
Posted: 08 Jul 2011 07:19 AM PDT
United Nations Secretary-General U Thant Returns to Work
06 December 1971
Posted: 08 Jul 2011 07:32 AM PDT
Pemimpin PAS tetap turun menyertai Himpunan Bersih 2.0 pada 9 Julai (jam 2 petang esok) meskipun terdapat larangan berada di Kuala Lumpur seperti perintah mahkamah yang dikeluarkan semalam.
Dalam keputusan berdasarkan permohonan sebelah pihak polis kepada mahkamah itu, hampir semua pemimpin tertinggi PAS termasuk dalam 91 individu yang dihalang berada di ibu negara pada esok hari.
Naib Presiden PAS, Haji Salahudin Ayub menegaskan pemimpin dan ahli PAS tetap akan hadir ke perhimpunan rakyat di Stadium Merdeka dalam usaha menuntut pilihan raya bersih dan telus dalam negara.
Beliau menyifatkan tindakan BN menggunakan mahkamah untuk keluarkan larangan menghalang 91 individu berada di KL esok hari sebagai tidak demokratik.
Jelasnya, tindakan menghalang dan mengugut itu jelas bertentangan dengan titah khas Seri Paduka Yang Dipertuan Agong, Sultan Mizan yang mahu semua pihak berunding.
"Tindakan menghalang itu jelas bertentangan dengan ruh dan semangat titah baginda," tambahnya yang juga termasuk dalam senarai 91 individu yang dihalang.
Pengarah Jabatan Pilihan Raya PAS, Dr Hatta Ramli pula berkata, pimpinan Pakatan Rakyat kekal mantap untuk jayakan himpunan Bersih itu meskipun terdapat berbagai halangan.
Dalam satu kenyataannya, beliau yang juga dihalang berkata, setakat ini belum menerima sebarang surat secara hitam putih tentang keputusan mahkamah majestrit itu.
"Jika benar, ini merupakan satu bentuk pencabulan hak saya untuk bergerak secara bebas dalam negara sendiri.
"Pemerintah semakin tenggelam punca dalam menghadapi kebangkitan rakyat," tegasnya.
Penegasan sama turut dibuat ketika menyampaikan ucapan dalam Majlis Pelancaran Gerakan Pilihan Raya Adil dan Telus di Seksyen 18, dekat sini, malam tadi.
Sementara itu dalam jawapan ringkasnya. AJK PAS Pusat, Haji Khalid Samad berkata, tindakan ini membuktikan pemimpin BN sudah tidak siuman.
Seorang lagi AJK PAS Pusat, Mazlan Aliman pula hanya ketawa geli hati dengan tindakan ini sambil menyatakan akan terus hadir. -HD
Posted: 08 Jul 2011 06:28 AM PDT
The Ministry of Tourism Malaysia spent RM7mil on the expansion of the Penang Botanic Gardens. Two controversial arches were built at a cost of RM150,000 at the Penang Water Garden located beside the car park and just outside the old garden gates. Those two arches were later demolished following public outroar that they were unsightly and does not blend into the landscape. The ministry allocated another RM70,000 for the demolition works.
News report mentioned that Penang Water Garden houses a complex of seven ponds, that altogether, cover the size of half a football field. This part of the expansion costs RM1.5mil. The ponds were cultivated with giant Victoria amazonica water lilies, lotuses and water plants. The Penang Water Garden is said to be the largest water garden in Malaysia.
No way for wheelchair user to get up the kerb and to the ramp at Penang Water Garden.
Photo by Wuan.
The Water Garden consists of several levels. There were two gentle ramps connecting the different levels. What exasperated me was that there were no ramps for wheelchair users to go up the kerbs from the road. One would expect that the Ministry of Tourism, Department of Irrigation and Drainage and other agencies responsible for this project would have the mind to include proper accessible facilities for disabled people visiting the gardens.
Unfortunately, RM220,000 was frittered away in building and then demolishing the arches while access needs of disabled visitors were not given due consideration at all. This is most disappointing especially when the Penang Botanic Gardens is popular among Penangites and tourists alike, and also the fact that the Persons with Disabilities Act has been in force since 2008.
Posted: 08 Jul 2011 05:23 AM PDT
Malaysian authorities are limiting access to capital Kuala Lumpur on June 9 to avert a planned rally. Major city roads and public transportation hubs will be shut down or diverted from midnight (for 20-24 hours); ; restriction orders have also been issued to key individuals forbidding them from entering the city centre during the period.
Road closure infographic by Thestar, click image for larger pic.
The rally is organised by an BERSIH, an opposition-political-parties linked NGO, in demand for the electoral system to be reformed. I'll skip the details to not bore most of you who are not from Malaysia. To make it short, our voting system is heavily biased in favour of the governmental coalition which has ruled the country for 50+ years.
A similar mass gathering was held rather peacefully in 2007 without major incidents, so I'm quite appalled by the government's iron-fist countermeasures despite not being a fan of public demonstrations to begin with. The rally will carry on regardless, hope that it won't turn into a tragic episode. Check BERSIH's website for updates.
Posted: 08 Jul 2011 05:34 AM PDT
Malaysian Insider, today Friday 8th,2011 reports that Home Minister Hishamuddin Hussein has assured that the military will not be deployed during the Bersih rally slated for noon tomorrow, despite it being declared an illegal rally. He went on to assure that even the internet services will not be disrupted.
You see, what trouble Hishamuddin has got into by shooting off his mouth without thinking? Didn't he say earlier that the military will be used; a statement that I suppose he made without due consultation with the military. He must have been shaken by someone to retract his earlier statement and to realize that the Armed Forces have the King as the Supreme Commander, not him as the Home Minister. In this regards, the Defence Minister Zahid Hamidi is much wiser for not saying anything to suggest that the military will deployed during the rally.
Even the statement he made to assure that the internet services will not be disrupted is not within his portfolio as Home Minister. I think it is the portfolio of the Communications Minister Rais Yatim and rightfully such a statement must come from the latter. Till now, we are yet to hear any statement from Rais Yatim to confirm or deny what Hishamuddin has said. I think Hishamudin has gone slightly overboard and this is an indication of his lack of knowledge and understanding on the workings of the various ministers and ministries within the government. And being the cousin of the PM is he assuming that he has the authority and mandate to speak and utter statements that are not within his ministerial responsibility? We can now imagine what we will be getting into if he takes over the mantle as Malaysia's Prime Minister one day.
It is only a few hours left before we see, or we do not see the Bersih rally. It is going to be one massive deployment for the police to the city, and rightfully so. It will be a sleepless night, not only for those policemen on standby, but this also includes the IGP and his Deputy. I can visualize how busy it is going to be for all those manning the police operation rooms at Bukit Aman and throughout the country. This is reminisce of my days as a staff officer manning the Brigade Operations room in the late 60's/early 70's in HQ 6 Brigade, Sg. Petani.
I do not know whether I am going to have a good night sleep tonight thinking of what will happen at noon tomorrow. To all my readers who want to be with the rally tomorrow, please do not forget to adorn your yellow, blue and green T shirt. Good night.
CRUSADE AGAINST CORRUPTION
Posted: 08 Jul 2011 05:21 AM PDT
VOA'S LATEST JUST IN: Malaysian Activists Vow to Hold Rally Despite Government Opposition Friday, July 8th, 2011 at 10:25 am UTC Posted 2 minutes ago Malaysian electoral reform activists are pledging to carry on with a scheduled rally in Kuala Lumpur Saturday, defying attempts by authorities to keep the demonstrators out of the city.
Leaders of Bersih, a coalition of more than 60
Posted: 08 Jul 2011 05:55 AM PDT
This article has been circulating via email:
AGONG RECOGNISES BERSIH
Datuk: Tan Sri!
Tan Sri: Calm down, Datuk….apa hal bising sangat ni?
Datuk: I have some good news, Tan Sri.
Tan Sri: Ah, what is it this time? Ambiga has migrated and has applied for Australian citizenship?
Datuk: No lah, Tan Sri. Better than that.
Tan Sri: What can be better than Ambiga leaving Malaysia?
Datuk: The BERSIH march is off…cancelled…batal.
Tan Sri: Hmm…that is certainly good news. How come?
Datuk: Ambiga had an audience with the Agong this afternoon and BERSIH has agreed to cancel the street march and hold a rally in the stadium instead.
Tan Sri: His Majesty agreed to meet Ambiga?
Tan Sri: So that means His Majesty recognises BERSIH?
Datuk: Looks like it.
Tan Sri: So that means we can't ban BERSIH then.
Datuk: Why not, Tan Sri?
Tan Sri: Aiyah...if His Majesty had an official meeting with BERSIH this would mean His Majesty recognises BERSIH.
Tan Sri: So it means we can't ban BERSIH. If not then His Majesty would be guilty of collaborating with an illegal organisation and we would have to arrest His Majesty under the Internal Security Act.
Datuk: Oh…I never thought of that.
Tan Sri: Yes…and that's why you are a mere Datuk while I am a Tan Sri.
Datuk: That also means we cannot allege that BERSIH is backed by the Communists and Jews. If not then His Majesty would be guilty of working with the Communists and Jews.
Tan Sri: Now you are getting it. So how can that be good news?
Datuk: Didn't His Majesty think of this? Aiyah…why so stupid?
Tan Sri: Hey, that is seditious. You can't call the Agong stupid.
Datuk: No, I didn't mean it like that. I meant it was stupid of us to allow the Agong to meet Ambiga.
Tan Sri: But we dragged the Agong into this. So how can we prevent the Agong from meeting BERSIH?
Datuk: Ia lah. We made a big mistake in issuing that statement from the Agong.
Tan Sri: Hey! Cakap baik sikit!
Datuk: Sorry, I meant we made a big mistake in asking the Agong to issue that statement.
Tan Sri: That's better. Don't ever say we issued that statement on behalf of the Agong.
Datuk: Okay lah, but at least the street march is off…now it's been reduced to just a rally in a stadium.
Tan Sri: How many people do you think will attend the rally?
Datuk: Not sure. Maybe 100,000…could even be 200,000. Now that it is no longer an illegal assembly and there is no danger of arrests many more people may turn out. Those who were initially afraid to turn out may now turn out since it is safe. Mana tahu? Could even be 300,000 people.
Tan Sri: How would 300,000 people park their cars at the stadium?
Datuk: Oh, cannot lah. There is not enough car park space for 300,000 people. They will have to park their cars elsewhere and walk to the stadium…or take public transport.
Tan Sri: So, to get to the stadium they will have to walk, right?
Datuk: That's right.
Tan Sri: Which means they will be marching to the stadium instead of marching to the Agong's palace, right?
Datuk: Yes, that's right…oh…I see what you mean.
Tan Sri: Yes, that's what I mean. So the march is still on then. Only now it is a legal march, not an illegal march. And they will march to the stadium instead of to the palace. And we can't do anything about it because the Agong has agreed to this. We can no longer arrest the marchers.
Datuk: Aiyah! This is a disaster. We got tricked. What to do, Tan Sri?
Tan Sri: What can we do? His Majesty has just given BERSIH legitimacy and it has been agreed that a legal rally can be held in the stadium and because of the huge crowd that may turn out they cannot drive to the stadium but will have to march there dressed in yellow shirts.
Tan Sri: Yes, mampus. This is even worse. At least if they proceeded with the original plan we can ban BERSIH and declare it a menace to society and a threat to nation security. Now we can't touch them. We can't even arrest anyone on 9th July. And because the rally is legal more people will come out. They are not scared any more. And Umno Youth and PERKASA can't march on the streets in opposition to BERSIH. If they do we will have to arrest them.
Datuk: Alamak. We can't touch the BERSIH marchers but will have to arrest the Umno Youth and PERKASA marchers. And Khairy already said if BERSIH cancels the street march he is prepared to work with them. So Umno Youth must now support the BERSIH rally at the stadium.
Tan Sri: Exactly. Now you know why I am a Tan Sri and you are just a Datuk?
Datuk: And that means we can't also ask the Agong to revoke Ambiga's citizenship.
Tan Sri: Revoke citizenship for what? For obeying the Agong by cancelling the street march and by holding a rally at the stadium like how Najib asked them to?
Datuk: Somehow I think we have been had…suckered big time.
Tan Sri: Aiyah…please get out of here and leave me alone. I need to draft my resignation letter.
Datuk: What should I do, Tan Sri?
Tan Sri: I suggest you also go draft your resignation letter. Najib will want both our heads on a silver platter after this.
Posted: 08 Jul 2011 05:55 AM PDT
Kuala Lumpur, 8 Julai: 46 peguam PAS akan mula bertugas jam 10 malam ini bagi memberikan khidmat kepada peserta perhimpunan Bersih 2.0 di ibu negara esok.
Gambar: Lima dari 46 peguam PAS yang akan bertugas mulai malam ini
Mereka memenuhi pejabat Agung PAS bagi mengikuti taklimat tugas mereka dan menerima pakaian khas yang akan mereka gunakan sepanjang menjalankan tugas itu.
Pasukan yang diketuai oleh Pengerusi Lajnah Undang-undang PAS, Haji Asmuni Awi itu akan berada di semua kawasan yang dijangka akan ada orang yang berhimpun sempena perhimpunan itu.
Di samping mempunyai nombor hotline, mereka juga akan berada di stesyen-stesyen yang ditetapkan mengikut giliran tugasan mereka.
46 peguam ini tidak termasuk 120 peguam yang disediakan oleh Majlis Peguam untuk menyeliakan perhimpunan Bersih 2.0 ini.
Selain mengiringi pimpinan PAS, para peguam ini akan berada di pusat-pusat tahanan sementara yang dijangka akan dibuka oleh polis untuk menahan peserta perhimpunan kali ini.
Mereka akan bertugas dari jam 8 pagi esok hinggalah jam 2 pagi ekoran tindakan polis mengetatkan sekatan terhadap perhimpunan ini.
Antaranya mendapat perintah dari mahkamah terhadap 91 pemimpin Bersih, PAS, PKR, DAP, Pemuda Umno dan Perkasa.
Perintah larangan itu diperolehi polis Kuala Lumpur daripada majistret untuk menghalang 91 pemimpin daripada tiga kumpulan utama yang merancang untuk berhimpun pada 9 Julai.
Perintah berkenaan melarang semua individu tersebut – daripada PERKASA, BERSIH 2.0 dan PATRIOT supaya tidak hadir atau mengambil bahagian dalam perhimpunan berkenaan.
Timbalan ketua polis Kuala Lumpur Senior Asisten Komisioner Datuk Amar Singh Ishar Singh (kanan, tengah) berkata, pelanggaran perintah berkenaan merupakan satu kesalahan di bawah Seksyen 188 Kanun Keseksaan.
(Salah seorang peguam PAS, Mohd Fikah Sanusi dengan pakaian rasmi yang akan dipakai oleh mereka esok)
"Perintah larangan ini adalah untuk mengelakkan dari perbuatan yang boleh mengganggu ketenteraman awam atau mendatangkan bahaya kepada nyawa atau keselamatan manusia," katanya yang membacakan satu kenyataan.
Seramai 66 orang invididu yang dinamakan dalam perintah larangan bagi kumpulan BERSIH 2.0 termasuk pengerusinya Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan, timbalan presiden PAS Mohamad Sabu dan aktivis Hishamuddin Rais.
Seramai 14 orang daripada kumpulan PERKASA pula termasuk presidennya Datuk Ibrahim Ali serta barisan pemimpin tertingginya – Datuk Ab Rahman Ab Bakar dan Syed Hassan Syed Ali.
Polis turut mendapat perintah larangan bagi menghalang seramai 11 orang pemimpin pemuda Umno yang mendukung Perhimpunan PATRIOT termasuk ketuanya Khairy Jamaluddin Abu Bakar serta Datuk Megat Firdouz Megat Junid dan Datuk Seri Reezal Merican Naina Merican.
Turut disenaraikan adalah beberapa pemimpin Pakatan Rakyat seperti Ketua Pembangkang Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, Mursyidul Am PAS Datuk Nik Aziz Nik Mat dan pemimpin veteran DAP Lim Kit Siang. -hd
Dengan adanya berita di atas, terbatallah SMS-SMS palsu yang beredar yang mendakwa kononnya pucuk pimpinan PAS memutuskan individu yang dutahan pihak berkuasa semasa demo perlu menguruskan guaman sendiri kerana dikatakan pihak PAS tidak menyediakan khidmat guaman.
SMS yang berkeliaran itu untuk menakut-nakutkan ahli PAS daripada menghadiri himpunan aman BERSIH esok.
Posted: 08 Jul 2011 05:34 AM PDT
Posted: 08 Jul 2011 04:13 AM PDT
I DESPISE the government, all its crony agencies, the law enforcement and every bit of machinery that is even connected to it and come the next general election and as many more elections to come, they can be sure my vote will never go to them! NEVER!
I was just caught in a chain effect of a police road block right smack in my residential neighbourhood of Subang Jaya, in an area that on a normal day, in fact everyday, is already synonymous with its infamous traffic snarls and those 'brilliant and intelligent' (I use those words VERY loosely) men in blue decide to punish everyone in this neighbour by setting up a roadblock right smack in front of the Summit Shopping centre and creating this nice long string of irate motorist who are just on their way back from work.
And I heard from another runner friend that they've also put up road blocks just at the exit of this neigbourhood thus bottling everyone up with inconvenience!
For the benefits of my foreign readers and for anyone else who doesn't know, the government are trying to stop a coalition of NGOs called Bersih (literally means clean in Malay) with an aim of reforming the electoral process in this country from having a street rally tomorrow.
I'm not going to elaborate about it, just Google Bersih and you'd be able to know more. All I can say is the government is running scared and are doing everything within their powers to stop this rally and one of it is to create roadblocks right in the middle of major roads supposedly looking for banned Bersih paraphernalia and weapons.
Now, Bersih is a peaceful coalition and this weapons issue as far as I'm concerned is plain nonsense. They're just spiteful that the supporters of Bersih are not being intimidated by them and decided to make life difficult for everyone else with these stupid nonsensical roadblocks! People have to work and my job takes me outside to meet clients and being caught in jams created for reasons of spite is really pissing me off, BIGTIME!
The reasons they give for this roadblocks are ridiculous, checking for weapons and such but all they do is block a major 4 lane road into one lane and wave cars through without even stopping to check a single car. So how do they know that a particular car is carrying a weapon or Bersih 'propaganda' material? They've got super powers is it? They're like Superman and can see through cars is it? All they're doing is standing there and waving cars through this single lane and creating traffic snarls for miles on end! How does that equate to looking for weapon? Morons, that's what they are!
Please la, people are not stupid and everyone knows what you guys are doing. Trying to intimidate us is not going to work. People who didn't give two hoots about this Bersih rally are now bloody annoyed with the powers that be that they're actually rooting for Bersih. You guys are not only digging your own graves but sealing yourself inside the coffin and nailing it shut.
Practically everyone I've spoken to, from the mamak (Indian Muslim) food stall guy where I take my lunch, my delivery boy, my mechanic right up to all my customers, they all think the government are hopeless and it's time for a change. I haven't heard a single one condemning this peaceful Bersih rally and all of them are equally pissed with all the roadblocks and mischief the government are creating to stop this rally!
The people are not stupid, in fact we never were. We are just tolerant and peace loving Malaysians but we don't want to be screwed by you anymore. It's gone on for too long and it's time we all want accountability and it ain't gonna happen with the present government who are just more concerned about making themselves richer than actually looking out for the welfare of the very people who put them in power.
They claim we're a democratic country, do they even know what democracy means? We're being repressed over here. They make up all kinds of laws as and when it pleases them if someone decides to fight them? They arrest people wearing yellow just cause it's a color that is symbolic to the Bersih coalition. They say we're a democratic country but we're not allowed to speak up for our rights. Instead, they intimidate and threaten you with all kinds of acts and laws if you don't 'obey' their will. Yeah, we're really democratic all right. We've become the laughing stock of the entire world and we deserve it for letting this go on for so long.
I hope when the time comes, the rest of you don't chicken out and quietly vote them into power again. Vote for whom you think will take your interest at heart. Like I said before, it's only for five years and how much worse could it get if you vote for the opposition anyway? It'll probably be way better than the current regime! Right now, if there was an opposition party run by monkeys, I'd rather vote the monkeys than the current government!
So please, come the next general election, PLEASE think wisely and vote for whom you think will defend your rights as a free individual. Our children need to start living in a better Malaysia, the Malaysia I knew and grew up with. Now, if you don't see me online in the next few days, it means my democratic rights and free speech has been squashed and you can bring me cookies and cakes during festivals when you visit me in prison ... LOL!
Posted: 08 Jul 2011 02:58 AM PDT
What to Wear
What to Bring
What not to do
Of Pepper Sprays and Tear Gas:
(Taken from Black Rose Collective)
Some important telephone numbers:
Bersih police violation sms report: 013 2102002
Legal Aid: 03 26913005, 03 26932072, 03 55107007,
Legal Aid sms: 019 3255825 (Ravin), 0122841895 (Leena),
Jabatan Undang Undang & Hak Asasi Manusia (JUHAM):
Suaram: 03 77843525
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