Friday, July 22, 2011

Unbelievable But True

Unbelievable But True


Unbelievable But True

Posted: 22 Jul 2011 11:14 AM PDT

Top 12 Homicides of the year

Every year the FBI, is asked to investigate over 36,000 Serious Crimes including Murder/Homicides. Every year the Homicide Investigations Unit puts out its Top 12 Homicides of theYear.

1- Alex Mijtus,36 years old, is killed by his wife,armed with a 20 inch long vibrator. Mrs Mijtus had had enough of her husband's strange sex practices and one night during a prolonged session of fun she snapped, pushing all 20 inches of the vibrator into Alex's anus until it ruptured several internal organs and caused severe bleeding.

2- Debby Mills-Newbroughton, 99 years old, was killed as she crossed the road. She was to turn 100 the next day, but crossing the road with her daughter to go to her own birthday party her wheel chair was hit by the truck delivering her birthday cake.

3- Peter Stone, 42 years old, is murdered by his 8 year old daughter,who he had just sent to her room with no dinner. Young Samantha Stone felt that if she couldn't have dinner no one should, and she promptly inserted 72 rat poison tablets into her fathers coffee as he prepared dinner. The victim took one sip and promptly collapsed. Samantha Stone was given a suspended sentence as the judge felt she didn't realize what she was doing, until she tried to poison her mother using the same method one month later.

4- David Danil, 17 years old, was killed by his girl friend after he attempted to have his way with her. His unwelcome advance was met with a double-barreled shotgun. Charla's (the girlfriends') father had given it to her an hour before the date started, just in case.

5- Javier Halos, 27 years old, was killed by his landlord for failing to pay his rent for 8 years. The landlord, Kirk Weston, clubbed the victim to death with a toilet seat after he realized just how long it had been since Mr Halos paid his rent.

6- Megan Fry, 44 years old, is killed by 14 state troopers after she wandered onto a live firing, fake town, simulation. Seeing all the troopers walking slowly down the street Megan Fry had jumped out in front of them and yelled Boo!. The troopers, thinking she was a pop up target, fired 67 shots between them, over 40 of them hitting the target. She just looked like a very real looking target, one of the troopers stated in his report.

7- Julia Smeeth, 20 years old, was killed by her brother Michael because she talked on the phone too long, Michael clubbed his sister to death with a cordless phone, then stabbed her several times with the broken arial.

8- Helena Simms, Wife to the famous American nuclear scientist Harold Simms was killed by her husband after she had an affair with the neighbour. Over a period of 3 months Harold substituted Helena's eye shadow with a Uranium composite that was highly radioactive, until she died of radiation poisoning. Although she suffered many symptoms, including total hair loss, skin welts, bindness, extreme nausea and even had an earlobe drop off, the victim never attended a doctor's surgery or hospital for a check up.

9- Military Sergeant John Joe Winter killed his two timing wife by loading her car with Trintynitrate explosive (similar to C4). The Ford Taurus she was driving was filled with 750 kgs of explosive, forming a force twice as powerful as the Oklahoma Bombing. The explosion was heard by several persons some up to 14 kilometers away. No trace of the car or the victim were ever found, only a 55 meter deep crater, and 500m of missing road.

10- Patty Winter, 35 years old, was killed by her neighbour in the early hours of a Sunday morning. Her neighbor, Falt Hame, for years had a mounted F6 phantom jet engine in his rear yard. He would fire the jet engine, aimed at an empty block at the back of his property.

Patty Winter would constantly complain to the local sheriff's officers about the noise and the potential risk of fire. Mr Hame was served with a notice to remove the engine immediately. Not liking this he invited Miss Winter over for a cup of coffee and a chat about the whole situation. What Winter didn't know was that he had changed the position of the engine, as she walked into the yard he activated it, hitting her with a blast of 5,000 degrees, killing her instantly, and forever burning her outline into the driveway.

11- Michael Lewis, angry at his gay boyfriend, used the movie, Die Hard, With a Vengeance as inspiration. He drugged his boyfriend, Tony Berry, into an almost catatonic state, then dressed him only in a double sided white board that read Death to all Niggers! on one side, and God Loves the KKK. On the other. Lewis then drove the victim to downtown Harlem and dropped him off. Two minutes later Berry was deceased.

12- Conrad Middleton, 26 years old, was killed by his twin brother Brian after a disagreement over who should take the family home after their parents' passed away. Conrad had a nasal problem, and had no sense of smell. After the argument Brian stormed out of the house, then snuck back later, and turned on the 3 gas taps in the house, filling it with gas. He then left out a box of cigars, a lighter and a note saying, Sorry for the spree, have a puff on me, Brian. Conrad promptly lit a cigar, destroying the house, and himself in the process.

-Author Unknown-

Thanks to Cleo who sent this to me.


We are the peaceful lots, says GPI

Posted: 22 Jul 2011 10:52 AM PDT

We are ranked 19th as the world's most peaceful country, a position much higher than that of the 'most peaceful Singapore' and some developed nations.

According to the Global Peace Index, Malaysia's ranking has improved tremendously from 37th and 38th in 2007 and 2008 respectively. And being the most peaceful in Southeast Asia, we should be telling Ambiga, Anwar, Kit Siang, Mat Sabu and others that whatever they do to tarnish our image, the international community is aware of the government's sincere objectives to bring about peace and sustainable growth for everybody.

This ranking by the GPI 2011 is the first time that Malaysia has been placed that high since 2007, being one of the six non-European nations making the top 20 list (here). The other five were Iceland, New Zealand, Japan, Qatar and Australia.

These indicators were selected by an international panel of academics, business people, philanthropists and members of peace institutions from the period of March 15, 2010 to March 15, 2011.

The research said Malaysia supplanted Singapore as the highest ranked in 2010 for South-East Asian (SEA) nation. Singapore ranked second in SEA and 24th overall, followed by Vietnam (30th overall), Laos (32nd overall), Indonesia (68th overall), Thailand (107th overall), Myanmar (133rd overall) and the Philippines (136th overall).

As for developed countries, United Kingdom was ranked at 26th, South Korea (50th), China (80th) and United States of America (82nd).

"Malaysia's growing peacefulness reflected a rise in political stability and improving relations with neighbouring countries, notably Singapore and China," it said.

The top 10 placement were Iceland as the country most at peace, followed by New Zealand, Japan (third), Denmark (fourth), Czech Republic (fifth), Austria (sixth), Finland (seventh), Canada (eighth), Norway (ninth), Slovenia (tenth).

And Malaysia is currently ranked one of the world's top 10 friendliest destinations according to a HSBC survey (2011) and ranked the second most peaceful nation in Asia in the Global Peace Index 2011 (read here).

So, shall we tolerate those troublemakers?


Bekas Menteri Penerangan Gesa Najib Henti Sekat Suara Rakyat

Posted: 22 Jul 2011 09:48 AM PDT

Seorang lagi tokoh Umno hari ini tampil mencadangkan supaya kerajaan pimpinan Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak mengadakan dialog dengan Gabungan Pilihan Raya bersih dan Adil (Bersih 2.0) bagi mengatasi kepincangan proses pilihanraya di negara ini.

Bekas Menteri Perlancongan Tan Sri Kadir Sheikh Fadzir memberikan saranan itu selain menekankan perlunya Najib berhenti menyekat kebebasan bersuara dan sebaliknya memperbaiki imej kerajaan supaya dilihat sebagai pemerintah yang bertanggungjawab.

"Kalau kita mula mahu sorok dan sebagainya, maka rakyat akan berasa syak wasangka sebab amanah (sejak) Merdeka (dan) pada zaman Tun Razak (adalah) memberi kebebasan bersuara," ujar beliau.

Justeru, tokoh veteran Umno itu mahukan berkata kerajaan menilai secara positif sebarang pandangan yang dilontarkan oleh mana-mana pihak.

Kerajaan mengisthiarkan Bersih yang menggabungkan 62 pertubuhan bukan kerajaan sebagai gerakan haram pada awal bulan ini.

Puluhan ribu orang yang menyertai perhimpuan Bersih 9 Julai lalu untuk menuntut pilihanraya bersih dan adil walaupun terpaksa menongkah arus tembakan air berkimia dan gas pemedih mata oleh polis.

Lebih 1,600 orang ditahan manakala Ketua Pembangkang Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim dan pengawal peribadi beliau, Timbalan Presiden PAS Mohamad Sabu dan ahli parlimen Shah Alam Khalid Samad antara yang cedera.

Seorang meninggal dunia, namun polis hari ini mendakwa kematian Baharuddin Ahmad, 59, adalah akibat sakit jantung dan bukan kerana tindakan polis. Enam individu lain ditangkap dibawah Ordinan Darurat yang membolehkan seseorang ditahan tanpa perbicaraan.

Sebelum ini, bekas Menteri Kewangan dan mantan Naib Presiden Umno Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah menasihati Najib supaya tidak bersifat konfrontasi terhadap Bersih yang hanya menzahirkan tuntutan awam untuk proses pilihanraya yang lebih telus dan adil.

Abdul Kadir yang juga bekas Menteri Penerangan menggesa Najib supaya bergerak seiring dengan ketamadunan masyarakat yang berdaya saing dan intelektual, dan bukan menyekat hak rakyat untuk bersuara.

Beliau menjelaskan sekiranya kerajaan mampu membuktikan ia melaksanakan tanggungjawabnya dengan ikhlas, maka rakyat tidak akan mempunyai alasan untuk bangkit menyuarakan rasa tidak puas hatinya.

Abdul Kadir berkata demikian selepas majlis pelancaran "Angkatan Amanah Merdeka" (Amanah) pagi tadi.

Abdul Kadir berkata tindakan Kementerian Dalam Negeri (KDN) baru-baru ini menyaring maklumat berkaitan perhimpunan Bersih 2.0 dalam majalah antarabangsa The Economist hanya membangkitkan kecurigaan rakyat terhadap keikhlasan kerajaan.

Pendekatan sedemikian ketinggalan zaman dan hanya menimbulkan persepsi bahawa kerajaan cuba melindungi maklumat daripada sampai kepada orang awam, tegas beliau. -tvsnews





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Pebbles

Posted: 22 Jul 2011 07:24 AM PDT

I haven't written about Pebbles, that diva like shih-tzu that lives in my house in a long time. She actually thinks that this house belongs to her and we're just her slaves though ... LOL!

She's been with us for close to two years now and has become like one of the family that I don't think life would be the same without her. I can't imagine walking around the house without her following me running in between my legs like my shadow. I can't imagine not having her jump up the bed in between me and wifey every morning when the alarm sounds. I can't imagine not having to scold her every single night for barking and wanting to fight with the neighbours dog, who is twice her size, mind you!


And because of all the pampering she's been getting, she's become a little diva at home. She's also become so very comfortable with us compared to the first time she came to live with us. Back then, she was so afraid we'd leave her locked up in the room which was what her previous owner used to do that she would follow us everywhere we go, even when we went to the toilet.

We let her run loose around the house and do whatever she likes. The entire house is her playground and she even sleeps in the room with both wifey and me at nights. She has her own little favourite sleeping basket, which is a little too small for her these days though, in the room. But most nights, she'd just head under the bed to a spot near our heads to sleep. She loves that spot and would curl up in her little basket towards the earlier half of the morning when it's cooler and would jump into bed with us when the alarm rings every morning.


She's got a whole bunch of toys to play with though she has her own preference of toys that she constantly go wild with. And anything new that comes into the house has to go through her security check before it's allowed in ... LOL! She's gone from eating simple doggy biscuits to having her food, which is specially bought every week, prepared by me every night for her dinner. And it has to be microwave some more or she would snub it. Yes, I'm her personal chef every night. And if I'm slightly late in preparing hr food, she'll come and sit next to me and give me this stare that says,

'Hey moron, it's dinner time, where's my food?'

Yes, she can be that demanding. She does the same thing to wifey when she wants snacks. She'll just sit there with this look and will not budge until wifey gives her a snack! This is the only dog I know that gets fed breakfast, lunch and dinner with snacks in between ... LOL! She's become so attached to wifey that when she wants pampering, she'll just jump onto wifey's lap and lay there. I guess being at home with wifey all day has something to do with that.


Whenever I go to work, she'll always want wifey to carry her and see me off, every single morning and will always be at the door waiting with her tail wagging away wildly waiting for me when I drive in. Whenever wifey and me go out and leave her at home with the boys and happen to come back a little late, she'll be at the door barking and admonishing us for coming back so late ... hahaha!

Sometime when wifey and me are in bed chit chatting and we ignore her, she'll just jump in between us and start rolling around the bed trying to get our attention and won't stop until we acknowledge her. She loves it when people fawn and fuss over her. And sometimes when we purposely ignore her, she'll go to one corner and sulk ... hahaha!

She's also one very smart dog who knows how to use the toilet. Whenever she needs to do her business, she'll run into the toilet and once she's done, she'll come running out happily telling us she's done. That's my cue to clean up after her. I'm the designated toilet cleaner after she's done.

She loves her walks or rather runs in the park whenever I have the time to take her. She used to be so afraid of the body harness but now, the moment she sees it, her tail goes to 500 wph (wags per hour) and will simply run and pull me along all round the park. Can't help it la, she's a runners dogs what ... hahaha ... these days I use my running shoes and get in some runs along with her when I take her for her runnies, smart fellow, ain't I  ... LOL!

She's also got her list of people and things she hates like the neighbours dog which is her mortal enemy and whenever she gets the chance to run out, she's off to fight with that big dog. She really doesn't know she's a small little thing! She's got a big ego, this girl. She hates the postman, though I have no idea why and wifey says that she would bark like crazy whenever he comes by. She can hear his motorbike from miles away and run to the main sliding doors to bark at him :D She also dislike my younger boy cos he bullies her and she would always growl and warn him off if he tries to disturb her which he loves doing anyway.

Life for us is so much different compared to the days before we had her. She's brought a whole new definition to life for us. Now instead of having two kids to look after, we also have an additional one cos she's just like a little girl though not as stubborn and bratty as the other two, well one boy anyway ... LOL!
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国能追算差额电费——消费者要相信陈华贵还是廖中莱的话?

Posted: 22 Jul 2011 07:02 AM PDT

今天的媒体报道能源、绿色及水务部部长陈华贵的谈话,即国能用户须证明电表损坏无法记录真实的用电量,那么国能才能向用户追算过去3个月的电费,要不然国能还是有权向确实偷电的用户追算无顶限的电费差额。陈华贵的这个谈话和前日廖中莱的谈话显然是一个大笑话,证明联邦部长言论前后矛盾,更证明国阵政府政策朝令夕改。我欢迎对内阁昨天议决国能不能针对用户因更换电表后追算所出现的电费差额,即使发现用户涉及偷电,也只能根据法令,追算过去3个月的电费差额。但是,廖中莱代表内阁对外所做出的言论只是一套很笼统的说法。廖中莱没有告诉人民到底国能只能向消费者收取过去3个月的电费差额是根据哪一个法令的哪一个条文。这是因为国能在处理这些案件时表示他们多次把问题带上法庭,而法庭多次判决国能胜诉,以及上诉者必须支付所"拖欠"的电费。如今陈华贵却表示最多追算3个月电费差额的用户必须是电表遭遇似然损坏的用户,


Video BERS✔H PDRM Bohong: Hanya Tayang Detik Terpilih

Posted: 22 Jul 2011 08:14 AM PDT

Polis tayang 'detik terpilih', bukan menyeluruh

KUALA LUMPUR, 22 Julai: Polis Diraja Malaysia (PDRM) digesa menayangkan keseluruhan video perhimpunan Bersih 2.0 pada 9 Julai, bukan menayangkan 'detik-detik terpilih'.

Ahli Parlimen Shah Alam, Khalid Samad berkata, video yang ditayangkan pihak polis semalam tidak menggambarkan secara keseluruhan situasi pada hari tersebut.


"Tayangan video itu tidak memberi apa-apa makna kerana yang ditayangkan hanya saat-saat dan detik-detik pilihan yang tidak menceritakan keseluruhannya.

"Sepatutnya polis kalau dah ada video tunjuk semua, jangan hanya detik-detik tertentu. Kita minta polis tunjuk semua, jangan hanya detik-detik pilihan yang nak tunjukkan mereka baik sahaja," kata beliau ketika dihubungi Harakahdaily hari ini.

Beliau berkata demikian sebagai mengulas sesi tayangan dan taklimat selama satu jam 30 minit yang diadakan di Ibu Pejabat Polis Bukit Aman, dekat sini petang semalam yang dikatakan bagi menjawab segala dakwaan terhadap salah laku polis.

Video klip itu bagaimanapun hanya menunjukkan 'layanan baik' polis terhadap peserta himpunan termasuk menjawab dakwaan Timbalan Presiden PAS, Mohamad Sabu bahawa beliau dilanggar pajero polis.

"Saya nampak ianya tidak menujukkan apa-apa konklusi. Video itu tidak menunjukkan saat Mat Sabu jatuh, tak tunjuk sama ada dia jatuh, pajero undur dan langgar dia dan dia jatuh ataupun ada dua buah kereta waja yang langgar dia dan dia jatuh.

"Saya ingat dari segi apa yang ditunjukkan dalam video itu menujukkan bahawa tak ada bukti untuk menunjukkan bahawa Mat Sabu menipu malahan nampak macam polis nak menipu," katanya yang turut cedera di kepala akibat terkena kanister gas pemedih mata dan menerima enam jahitan.

Tambahnya, tindakan polis memilih video sebelum ditayangkan sehingga mengambil masa selama dua minggu amat menimbulkan keraguan.

"Kenapa saat-saat tertentu sahaja yang polis tunujuk? Masa polis tembak gas masa perhimpunan kenapa tak tunjuk?"
soalnya yang juga ahli jawatankuasa PAS Pusat.

Dalam taklimat semalam, polis tutut mendakwa peserta perhimpunan yang banyak melakukan provokasi supaya polis menangkap mereka.

Polis bagaimanapun mengakui kemungkinan melepaskan meriam air ke lorong-lorong di belakang hospital Tung Shin manakala asap gas pemedih mata yang ditembak meresapi perkarangan hospital itu. -HD


Bersih 2.0: Mat Sabu arah peguam fail saman PDRM
July 22, 2011
KUALA LUMPUR, 22 Julai — Mohamad Sabu telah mengarahkan peguamnya Mohamed Hanipa Maidin agar menghantar surat saman kepada Polis Diraja Malaysia kononnya beliau berbohong berhubung isu kemalangan motosikal dinaikinya ketika perhimpunan 9 Julai.

Mengikut laporan HarakahDaily, Hanipa berkata, Timbalan Presiden PAS telah menghubunginya pagi ini dan mengarahkan beliau menghantar notis kepada pihak berkenaan ekoran dakwaan semalam.

Semalam, Pengarah Keselamatan Dalam Negeri dan Ketenteraman Awam Bukit Aman Datuk Salleh Mat Rashid dalam sidang medianya berkata, tidak ada kebenaran bahawa kenderaan milik polis melanggar motosikal pemimpin PAS itu.

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

Video berkenaan menunjuk 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.

"Saya harap akan dapat menghantar notis kepada Bukit Aman minggu depan meminta mereka menarik balik dakwaan Mohamad Sabu menipu," kata Hanipa kepada Harakahdaily.


Hanipa yang juga timbalan pengerusi Lajnah Undang-undang PAS memberitahu, Mohamad menegaskan bahawa jika polis tidak teragak-agak menyamannya kerana mendakwa dia menipu, pihak beliau juga tidak teragak-agak untuk menyaman polis atas dakwaan memfitnahnya.

Sebelum ini Mohamad mendakwa motosikal yang dinaikinya semasa perhimpunan Bersih 2.0 9 Julai lepas telah dirempuh sebuah kenderaan polis dan menyebabkan beliau terjatuh dan lututnya cedera.

Akibatnya, Mohamad terpaksa menjalani pembedahan lutut dan 2½ skru telah dimasukkan ke dalam lututnya untuk mengukuhkan ligamennya yang koyak.

Namun begitu, Umno dan penyokong mereka mendakwa, Mohamad dan juga Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim pura-pura cedera untuk meraih simpati.

Dua hari lepas, pengawal peribadi Anwar membuat laporan polis ekoran kecederaan yang dihadapinya selepas ditambak dengan gas pemedih mata secara yang tidak betul sehingga menyebabkan tulang pipinya patah terkena balang berisi gas pemedih mata yang ditembak ke arahnya.

Sementara itu, Keadilandaily melaporkan, Mohamad Sabu berkata beliau dirempuh kereta Proton Waja polis, dan bukan kenderaan Pajero seperti yang didakwa pasukan keselamatan itu.

Katanya, perkara itu turut dinyatakan dalam laporan polis yang dibuat beliau pada 14 Julai lalu di Ibu Pejabat Polis Dang Wangi.

"Saya minta tarik balik pembohongan, kalau tidak kita akan saman polis dan Datuk Salleh Mat Rashid kerana melakukan fitnah
," katanya kepada Keadilandaily.

Berdasarkan rakaman CCTV yang ditayangkan polis, katanya, rakaman itu juga menunjukkan sebuah kereta Proton Waja mengekori Pajero terbabit ketika sedang mengejar motosikal yang diboncengnya ketika itu.

"Dalam video polis, yang tidak ditunjuk adalah kereta Waja yang di belakang kereta Pajero yang melanggar motosikal itu.

"Kereta Waja yang 'cross' itu (yang melanggar)," kata beliau.

Ketika ditanya laporan media 11 Julai lalu yang mengatakan beliau dilanggar Pajero polis, Mohamad berkata terdapat pelbagai pandangan pada masa itu.

"Tetapi selepas bertanya kepada penunggang saya, kereta Waja itu yang melanggar," katanya. -TMI





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Najib Serlahkan Ketakutan Terhadap BERS✔H Sebagai Mahu Gulingkan Kerajaannya

Posted: 22 Jul 2011 06:05 AM PDT

Najib dakwa Bersih 2.0 cuba guling tadbirannya

KUALA LUMPUR, 22 Julai — Datuk Seri Najib Razak hari ini mendakwa Bersih 2.0 cuba untuk menggulingkan kerajaannya dengan mengadakan perhimpunan besar-besaran selain menafikan dakwaan gabungan itu bahawa wujud penipuan dalam sistem pilihan raya.

Ketika berucap selepas kembali kei tanah air daripada lawatan luar negara, perdana menteri terus mempertahankan bahawa pilihan raya di Malaysia adalah bersih sepanjang masa.

"Kita tidak pernah menipu dalam mana-mana pilihan raya di Malaysia," kata beliau di Kompleks Bunga Raya KLIA di sini.

Najib juga menolak dakwaan Bersih 2.0 bahawa BN mempunyai kelebihan tidak adil dengan memiliki ruang besar di media ketika berkempen.

"Kami kata ia adil, mereka (Pakatan Rakyat) kata tidak adil. Mereka berkempen setiap hari, bukan itu tidak adil? Setiap hari ada ceramah di sini di sana... bukan itu tidak adil?" katanya lagi.

Najib berkata perlu ada kesimbangan antara kebebasan bersuara dan ketenteraman awam, tetapi menekankan tiada ruang untuk perselisihan faham di Malaysia.

Katanya, Bersih 2.0 telah menolak tawaran kerajaan agar mereka mengadakan perhimpunan di sebuah stadium.

Malah beliau juga mendakwa badan pemantau itu mahu mengadakan perarakan dan memprovokasi polis daripada mengetengahkan permintaan mereka.

"Ia bukan mengenai pembaharuan sistem pilihan raya," kata Najib sambil memberitahu pihak berkenaan mahu menunjukkan seolah-olah Malaysia juga seperti dunia Arab yang berhadapan dengan kebangkitan rakyat.

"Itu sebabnya mereka mahu menggambarkan (kononnya) kita sebagai kerajaan autokratik, sebenarnya mereka mahu merampas kuasa daripada kita yang dipilih oleh rakyat," kata beliau lagi.

Dalam pada itu, Najib dipetik Bernama Online berkata beliau tidak sanggup bercuti lama, malah telah berkorban masa cuti beliau untuk menemui rakyat.

Selepas melakukan lawatan lapan hari ke Turkmenistan, United Kingdom dan Itali, Najib akan berada di Selangor pula pada tengah hari Jumaat, melakukan tinjauan mesra di Subang dan menunaikan solat Jumaat di Masjid Subang Perdana, seterusnya menyertai makan tengah hari bersama rakyat di Sekolah Kebangsaan Jalan U3, Subang Perdana.

"(Habis lawatan) saya ajak keluarga saya berbincang. Saya kata rasa-rasa dalam hati, saya kena balik walaupun ikut jadual keluarga saya dan saya, nak bercuti di luar negara sementara tetapi rasa-rasa saya perlu balik ke Malaysia.

"Saya kata bahawa tidak mengapalah kalau saya perlu berkorban. Saya sanggup berkorban demi rakyat Malaysia," kata beliau.

"Saya ucap terima kasih kepada isteri saya. Dia tak bantah dan sokong. Anak-anak saya pun sokong," kata Najib dengan disambut tepukan gemuruh.

"Saya beritahu Tan Sri Muhyiddin (bahawa) penting kepada kami berdua turun padang. Kami nak jumpa dengan rakyat Malaysia. Saya minta juga menteri-menteri turun bersama.

"Kita berjumpa dengan rakyat. Kita bertemu dengan rakyat. Kita beritahu pada rakyat bahawa mereka boleh bergantung harapan kepada kerajaan Barisan Nasional," katanya.

Perdana Menteri juga dijangka melakukan lawatan ke negeri Perlis esok.

"Ini adalah gambaran bahawa kita akan melakukan bersungguh-sungguh... yang terbaik. Percayalah bahawa imej Malaysia masih begitu tinggi di luar negara tetapi yang penting adalah untuk kita dahulukan rakyat.

"Kami mahu beritahu kepada rakyat Barisan Nasional adalah pilihan terbaik untuk rakyat Malaysia," katanya. -TMI

Ulasan GB

Jika tak ada apa-apa masakan tempua bersarang rendah.

Jika tidak kerana sesuatu hal, mengapa Najib perlu takut dengan himpunan aman BERSIH?

Sebenarnya Najib sendiri tahu bahawa memang berlaku penipuan di dalam pilihanraya. Justeru itu hatinya sudah dapar merasakan "ketakutan", kerana rakyat telah menghidu serta bangun untuk mendedahkan segala kepincangan perjalanan sistem pilihanraya oleh SPR.

Rakyat bangun untuk menuntut pilihanraya yang adil dan bersih, tetapi kerana Najib diburu ketakutan akibat kesalahannya, maka dilihat perhimpunan itu sebagai tuntutan untuk beliau letak jawatan dan menggulingkannya bersama kerajaan pimpinannya.

Namun Najib silap. Apabila perhimpunan BERSIH yang menuntut sistem pilihanraya yang adil dan bersih itu ditekan dan dihalanglah yang akan menyebabkan beliau bakal diminta oleh rakyat supaya berundur dan letak jawatan.

Dalam disiplin psikologi begitulah, seseorang yang bersalah itu nampak setiap fenomena sebagai "hambatan" terhadap dirinya - sekalipun ia sebenarnya lansung tidak berkaitan.

GB sudah menyatakan sebelum ini bahawa terdapat kemungkinan Najib bakal mengakhiri pemerintahan sebagai PM lebih awal daripada Pak Lah!


Unforgettable Public Relations Blunders

Posted: 22 Jul 2011 05:18 AM PDT

Of late, we have seen how our local government has failed to effectively manage their public relations strategies in challenging situations. The local and international media went into overdrive when covering the  Bersih 2.0 rally. A series of public relations mistakes have been made by the establishment  and this is to their detriment. It is quite pointless to cast pearls at the swine by spending good money consulting international public consultants when they cannot even take care of their own turf by bungling and fumbling every other day.




Even Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah, the outspoken BN deputy minister, has criticised his administration for failing to discuss terms with the outlawed group before the rally. With much foresight, he warned that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak would suffer a political backlash from the July 9 rally.

The Malaysian Insider has said that we can see that "Umno-controlled media, such as Utusan Malaysia, and some BN leaders have continued to blame the opposition for what they say are biased news reports, especially from the foreign media, that paint the government in a bad light." Instead of pointing fingers, why haven't they tried to bridge the gap to resolve differences by holding negotiations? Most disappointingly, they adopted an arrogant "I am right and you are wrong" stance which distanced the rakyat from the status quo.

I wonder how many know that on June 30th, Dr Ng Yen Yen wrote this in her blog:
The Tourism Ministry yesterday urged organisers of the Bersih 2.0 rally to call it off as the industry could lose about RM1.2 billion.I wonder how she came up with that figure. And I also wonder also whether she is aware who is the one who launched the lockdown in the city.

Then there is case of the six PSM members who have been held held without trial under the EO for the last three weeks. Choo Chon Kai, R Saratbabu, M Letchumanan, M Sarasvathy, A Sukumaran and Dr Jeyakumar Devaraj were arrested for promoting the July 9 Bersih 2.0 rally. None has been charged with any crime.

Following that, Queen Elizabeth wore yellow and had matching yellow flowers in her parlour when the PM and his wife paid her a courtesy call at Buckingham Palace. That spoke volumes and caused major ripples all over.

Let's not forget those who were arrested in their hotel room for wearing the Bersih t-shirt.

Of course there is the Tung Shin Hospital debacle and many have written about it. It was a case of a "No, it did not happen" and then the "We will probe further" run round the mulberry bush.

At the opening of the Commonwealth Magistrates' and Judges' Conference 2011 (CMJA) in Kuala Lumpur four days ago, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz read our our PM's speech where he said:

Malaysia is committed to safeguarding and ensuring the continued independence of the judiciary.


agung rulers judiciary 110807He said an independent judiciary was a central component of democracy, and one of the most important reasons for national achievement.


"Safeguarding and ensuring the continued independence of the judiciary is an ideal that Malaysia is wholly committed to. It must be said that the Malaysian judiciary has experienced a fair measure since Merdeka (independence).


"The first three decades after independence were relatively free from turbulence, but the late 1980s saw turbulent changes and controversy, which attracted considerable public criticism and speculation.


"The erosion of public confidence in the judiciary was recognised and measures were expressly taken to fortify the safeguards of judicial independence." More here.
After the widely publicized trip to establish diplomatic relations with Pope Benedict XVI. our PM made a statement here saying that the government will engage with Christians groups here that love peace and respect the country's Islamic leadership.

Yesterday, FMT reported that the police have applied for arrest warrants to haul in 13 individuals, including Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim, national laureate A Samad Said, PKR vice-president Nurul Izzah Anwar, PAS vice-president Husam Musa, PKR MP R Sivarasa, PAS MP Hatta Ramli, Bersih 2.0 steering committee members Haris Ibrahim and Wong Chin Huat, PKR leaders Latheefa Koya and Badrul Hisham Shaharin as well as former Perak Speaker V Sivakumar in connection with the Bersih 2.0 rally on July 9. The list also contained the name of PAS Titiwangsa MP Dr Lo' Lo' Ghazali but she had passed away on Sunday.

Of course, we must not forget that French lawyer William Bourdon, who was in Penang last night to speak about the controversial Scorpene submarines deal allegedly involving millions of ringgit in kickbacks to Malaysian government officials, was detained at the KL International Airport this morning and will be deported soon.

At 1.42 pm, Malaysiakini reported:

Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak, who returned today from working visits to three countries, said he had cancelled a holiday with the family abroad to spend more time with the people in Malaysia.

He said he was thankful to his wife Rosmah Mansor and their children for having agreed with him to come back earlier from overseas.

"I told my family I felt that I should return to Malaysia and that I was prepared to forgo the holiday for the sake of Malaysians back home," he said when addressing about 3,000 people who had gathered at the Bunga Raya Complex of the KL International Airport to greet him on his return.
How wonderful! What a lovely coincidence, ya?

So once again, quo vadis Malaysia?


ျမန္မာ ေမာ္လဝီ အခ်ိဳ႔ဧ။္ ေအာင္ျမင္မႇဳမၽားမႇ တခု

Posted: 22 Jul 2011 04:45 AM PDT

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It is easy for Myanmar Buddhist Monks to set up Monastries in Malaysia but for Muslims, Malaysian Government is very strict. Myanmar Muslim Molavis need to sit the exam yearly at Islamic Centre Authorities inorder to practice in Malaysia. It is because they wish to keep their faith from deterioration by the unwanted deviated sects.



Siasatan di Perancis tumpu kaitan Altantuya-Scorpene

Posted: 22 Jul 2011 04:36 AM PDT

EKSKLUSIF Siasatan pihak berkuasa Perancis terhadap kontroversi urusniaga RM7.3 bilion pembelian kapal selam Scorpene, yang didakwa melibatkan sogokan kepada pegawai tinggi Malaysia, mungkin dapat menyingkap misteri yang menyelubungi kematian Altantuya Shaariibuu.

Peguam yang berpejabat di Paris, William Bourdon, yang berada di Pulau Pinang semalam, berkata siasatan itu mungkin mendedahkan maklumat berkaitan dengan penglibatan Altantuya dalam pembelian dua kapal selam Perancis oleh Malaysia.

NONEBourdon (kiri), yang telah ditahan pegawai imigresen di apangan
Terbang Antarabangsa Kuala Lumpur (KLIA) setibanya dari Pulau Pinang kira-kira 10.30 pagi ini berkata, beliau mengikuti kes Altantuya sejak kematiannya pada tahun 2006, dan mendapati perbicaraan pembunuhan Altantuya terlalu dibesarkan.

Dalam temubual ekseklusif dengan Malaysiakini hanya beberapa jam sebelum beliau ditahan oleh pegawai imigresen, yang menaiki pesawatnya di KLIA pagi ini, Bourdon berkata: "Cara perbicaraan itu dijalankan, telah menimbulkan banyak persoalan; masih banyak kekaburan mengenai pembunuhannya (Altantuya)."

Perbicaraan kes tersebut berakhir pada tahun 2008 dengan dua pengawal peribadi Najib, yang ketika itu memegang jawatan timbalan perdana menteri, yang juga menteri pertahanan, disabitkan atas tuduhan membunuh Altantuya.

Kedua-duanya sedang merayu terhadap hukuman mati yang dijatuhkan ke atas mereka. Abdul Razak, yang didakwa bersubahat dengan kedua-duanya, dibebaskan tanpa dipanggil membela diri.

altantuya razak baginda mongolian murder 020707 short hairPemerhati mengatakan, walaupun ia perbicaraan berprofil tinggi,
tetapi dua persoalan penting yang menyelubungi pembunuhan
Altantuya belum terjawab: mengapa dia dibunuh dan siapakah yang mengarahkan pembunuhannya?

Najib - sebagai menteri pertahanan bertanggungjawab atas urusniaga pembelian kapal selam Scorpene - telah menafikan sebarang penglibatan dalam kes pembunuhan tersebut.

Mengenai kes Suaram yang difailkan peguam itu di Paris tahun lalu, Bourdon berkata, beliau yakin akan mendapat mengakses kepada dokumen dan fail yang berkaitan, tidak lama lagi.

Pendedahan ini dijangka akan mengheret pegawai berprofil tinggi Malaysia yang dikatakan telah menerima sogokan berjumlah jutaan ringgit daripada urusniaga pembelian kapal selam tersebut.

Bourdon berkata, kes itu masih di tahap siasatan di mana polis masih menyoalsiasat saksi-saksi.

Bagi pihak NGO Suara Rakyat Malaysia (Suaram), Bourdon telah memohon kepada pendakwaraya untuk membolehkan NGO yang berpejabat di Kuala Lumpur itu diterima sebagai plaintif sivil di mahkamah.

Jika diterima, katanya, seorang hakim akan dilantik untuk mengendalikan kes itu.


BERS✔H 2.0: SUHAKAM Minta Orang Awam Serah Bukti

Posted: 22 Jul 2011 04:28 AM PDT

Suruhanjaya Hak Asasi Manusia Malaysia (Suhakam) meminta orang awam menyerahkan bukti dan maklumat berhubung dakwaan, antaranya, penggunaan kekerasan yang melampau oleh pihak berkuasa sebelum dan semasa perhimpunan 9 Julai.

Ia ekoran keputusan suruhanjaya itu untuk mengadakan Siasatan Awam berhubung dakwaan pelanggaran hak asasi manusia termasuk penggunaan kekerasan yang melampau sebelum dan semasa perhimpunan tersebut.

Panel siasatan akan dipengerusikan oleh naib pengerusi Suhakam, Prof Datuk Dr Khaw Lake Tee dan dibantu oleh Pesuruhjaya Prof Datuk Dr Mahmood Zuhdi Abdul Majid dan Detta Samen.

Dalam satu kenyataan hari ini, Suhakam berkata orang awam yang menyaksi perbuatan atau insiden dakwaan tersebut, atau mereka yang boleh memberi maklumat, dokumen serta bukti, termasuk rakaman video/gambar, diminta menghubungi suuruhanjaya dengan segera.

Tarikh akhir untuk mereka berbuat demikian ialah 2 Ogos 2011. Untuk pertanyaan dan penyerahan awam, orang awam boleh menghubungi Ameer Izyanif Hamzah atau Encik Shahizad Sulaiman di Suhakam, Aras 13, Menara TH Perdana, 50250 Jalan Sultan Ismail - Tel: 03 2612 5669 /5623; Faks: 03 2612 5620 / 5694 dan Emel: complaints@suhakam.org.my / humanrights@suhakam.org.my

Menurut kenyataan itu lagi, terma rujukan siasatan awam itu adalah:

1. Untuk menentukan sama ada terdapat apa-apa pelanggaran hak asasi manusia terhadap mana-mana individu atau pihak sebelum dan semasa perhimpunan pada 9 Julai 2011;

2. Jika pelanggaran hak asasi manusia telah berlaku, untuk menentukan:

i. Bagaimana pelanggaran itu terjadi;

ii. Apakah arahan pentadbiran dan prosedur, atau aturan yang menyebabkan pelanggaran tersebut;

iii. Individu atau agensi yang bertanggungjawab untuk pelanggaran tersebut.


3. Untuk mengesyorkan langkah-langkah untuk diambil bagi memastikan pelanggaran tersebut tidak akan berulang.

Menurutnya, suruhanjaya itu mempunyai kuasa untuk mengeluarkan Sapina pada masa yang sesuai kepada saksi-saksi yang berkaitan termasuk orang awam, media dan pihak polis.

"Kuasa ini adalah menurut seksyen 14 (1) (a) Akta Suruhanjaya Hak Asasi Manusia Malaysia 1999 yang memberi kuasa kepada suruhanjaya untuk mendapat dan menerima segala keterangan, bertulis atau lisan, dan untuk memeriksa semua orang sebagai saksi sebagaimana yang Suruhanjaya merasa perlu atau patut diperoleh atau diperiksa," katanya. -mk

Ulasan GB

Alhamdulillah, gesaan GB semalam mendapat riaksi positif SUHAKAM hari ini. Di dalam ulasan semalam GB menyatakan:

Memang benar beberapa pendapat menyatakan mereka masih berfikiran kuno dan kolot. TG Nik Aziz menyifatkan ia era zaman pemerintahan purbakala.

Kebenaran tidak dapat ditutup dengan sergahan dan ugutan. Ini bukan zaman batu!

SUHAKAM, cepatlah sikit kerja. Bawa polis-polis ini ke muka pengadilan. Kesian rakyat, setelah dizalimi, diperbodohkan pula sedemkian rupa.


Malah sebelum perhimpunan BERSIH lagi GB sudah ulas meminta SUHAKAM pro-aktif di dalam mempertahankan hak rakyat. Petikan:


SUHAKAM perlu dihormati, kerana ia sebuah Suruhanjaya Bebas yang ahlinya dilantik oleh Yang Dipertuan Agong.

Jika gesaan SUHAKAM itu tidak dipatuhi, jelas pihak polis dan Kerajaan tidak menghormati Yang Dipertuan Agong.

Dan jika perhimpunan BERSIH 2.0 dihalang juga, saya meminta pesuruhjaya-pesuruhjaya SUHAKAM letak jawatan mereka sebagai protes kerana kehadiran mereka tidak dihormati oleh polis dan kerajaan yang ada.

Biar satu dunia tahu polis dan kerajaan BN tidak mematuhi Perlembagaan Persekutuan serta Perkara 20(1) Perisytiharan Hak Asasi Manusia Sejagat yang memberikan hak rakyat untuk berhimpun.



Penahanan Peguam Perancis Bukti Ada Skandal Dalam Pembelian Scorpene

Posted: 22 Jul 2011 03:12 AM PDT

Peguam 'Scorpene' ditahan di KLIA

Peguam Perancis William Bourdon, yang berada di Pulau Pinang malam tadi untuk bercakap tentang urusniaga kontroversi pembelian kapal selam Scorpene yang didakwa melibatkan sogokan berjuta ringgit kepada pegawai kerajaan Malaysia, ditahan Jabatan Imigresen di Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Kuala Lumpur (KLIA).

Menurut Pengarah Suaram, Cynthia Gabriel, pegawai imigresen masuk ke dalam pesawat untuk menahan Bourdon sebaik sahaja beliau mendarat di KLIA.

"Beliau kini dibawa ke pusat tahanan imigresen di KLIA," kata Gabriel.

Pada mulanya, pegawai imigresen tidak membenarkan isteri Bourdon, juga seorang peguam, mengikutnya ke pusat tersebut.

Selepas beberapa rundingan, beliau dibenarkan menemani suaminya.

Menurut Gabriel, pegawai imigresen "menyoal Bourdon".

Bourdon mendarat di Pulau Pinang semalam dan berucap mengenai 'Ops Scorpene' di Bayan Baru malam tadi.

Peguam Perancis yang berkhidmat dengan pertubuhan tanpa keuntungan - Sherpa - dan mengkhusus dalam membela hak asasi manusia dan jenayah menentang kemanusiaan.

Bourdon dijangka mendedahkan butiran kontroversial mengenai pembelian kapalselam negara dengan firma gergasi pertahanan Perancis DCNS.

Syarikat itu didakwa membayar komisyen "yang amat tinggi" kepada pegawai kerajaan Malaysia yang terbabit dalam perjanjian yang dimeterai pada 2002 itu.

Bayaran komisyen kepada pegawai kerajaan dianggap satu jenayah mengikut undang-undang Perancis.

Suaram berharap dapat mengumpulkan dana sebanyak RM100,000 daripada majlis berkenaan yang juga dijadualkan di Ipoh dan Kuala Lumpur hari ini dan esok, bagi membiayai kos perundangan dalam kes yang difailkan di Paris yang akan dibicarakan di mahkamah terbuka pada September ini.

Kes berkenaan difailkan tahun lalu oleh Suaram, melalui Bourdon dan pasukannya mengenai dakwaan DCNS membayar RM540 juta sebagai komisyen kepada Perimekar.

Perimekar adalah subsidari KS Ombak Laut Sdn Bhd, yang mana pemegang saham utamanya adalah isteri Abdul Razak Baginda.

Abdul Razak pula adalah rakan rapat Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak yang didakwa terbabit dalam pembunuhan penterjemah warga Mongolia Altantuya Shariibuu tetapi kemudiannya dibebaska
n.

Ulasan GB

Jika tidak ada apa-apa di dalam pembelian Scorpene masakan Peguam Perancis William Bourdon ditahan.

Sekalipun kes Altantuya telah menjadi sejarah namun "hantu"nya tetap mengejar pesalah yang telah mengebom Altantuya sampai mati.




BERS✔H 2.0: Najib Perkecilkan Kuasa Agong Yang Menitahkan Perundingan

Posted: 22 Jul 2011 03:25 AM PDT

Susulan perhimpunan Bersih 2.0 awal bulan ini, bekas duta Amerika Syarikat (AS) ke Malaysia John R. Malott berkata, negara-negara demokrasi perlu menyokong usaha digerakkan rakyat menuntut sistem pilihan raya yang adil dan bebas.

Dalam tulisan terbaru mengenai kesan dan implikasi perhimpunan Bersih 2.0, Malott berkata, Malaysia sebenarnya bukan sebuah negara demokrasi sepenuhnya.

"Kerajaan Malaysia kemungkinan berpandangan sebaliknya, tetapi bukti-bukti amat memihak kepada pihak Bersih. Malaysia bukan negara demokrasi sepenuhnya, malah pilihan rayanya juga bukan sesuatu yang bebas atau adil. Rakyat Malaysia sudah mula bangkit ke arah itu," kata Malott dalam tulisan terbaru dalam Asia Pacific Bulletin (APB), siri terbitan East-West Center.

Sehubungan itu kata Malott, negara-negara demokrasi dunia "perlu berdiri di pihak yang betul berhubung masa depan Malaysia."

"Amerika Syarikat mempunyai banyak kepentingan di Malaysia, salah satunya ialah membantu memperkukuhkan demokrasi dan keluhuran undang-undang
," kata beliau.

Malott yang berkhidmat sebagai duta ke Malaysia antara 1995 dan 1998 berkata kumpulan-kumpulan hak asasi manusia telah mengecam respons dingin kerajaan Amerika Syarikat berhubung perhimpunan 9 Julai.

"Ini adalah detik bagi Amerika Syarikat, yang menamakan pemimpin Bersih 2.0 Ambiga Sreenevasan sebagai Wanita Antarabangsa Berani pada tahun 2009, memperlihatkan keberanian yang sama dan melakukan perubahan dalam kehidupan sebuah negara," tulis beliau lagi.

Sehari sebelum perhimpunan Bersih 2.0 pada 9 Julai lalu, Malott mendakwa pentadbiran Najib telah memperlekehkan rakyat yang menuntut sistem pilihan raya yang adil dan bebas dengan menggunakan segala kuasa untuk mengetepikan hak mereka termasuk angkatan tentera.

Dalam rencana disiarkan menerusi Wall Street Journal, di bawah judul "Running Scared in Malaysia", Malott mengecam kerajaan Malaysia dengan berkata pentadbiran Najib menggunakan segala ruang yang ada untuk mengelakkan perhimpunan bangkangan.

Malott berkata Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Razak telah memperkecilkan kuasa Yang di-Pertuan Agong yang pada 5 Julai lalu telah perkenaan menerima pertemuan kepimpinan Bersih 2.0 dan "meminta agar diadakan penyelesaian menerusi perundingan" umtuk menyelesaikan isu semasa.

Pandangan Malott ini dilihat akan membawa kesan ke atas hubungan Malaysia dan pelaburan di peringkat antarabangsa.

Bekas duta itu juga menggariskan keputusan campur tangan Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin dengan meminta kedua-dua Najib dan Bersih 2.0 mengadakan perundingan bagi menyelesaikan isu yang timbul sekarang.

Malott berkata, tindakan seumpama itu tidak pernah wujud dan diambil oleh mana-mana Agong di negara ini
.

Dalam tulisan terbaru Malott berkata, tekanan Najib dan pentadbirannya telah menarik kecaman antarabangsa dan mengebumikan gambaran sejak dua tahun lalu bahawa beliau seorang "pemimpin yang moden, berfikiran liberal."

"Lebih penting lagi dan menjadi lebih bimbang kepada Najib dan Umno ialah kebangkitan satu generasi baru rakyat Malaysia," kata Malott dan menambah, akan diketahui dalam waktu terdekat sama ada gerakan menuntut pembaharuan pilihan raya dan usaha mewujudkan demokrasi tulen di Malaysia akan berkekalan.

"Jika begitu, maka 9 Julai akan diperingati sebagai titik tolak kepada sejarah Malaysia," katanya lagi.

Malott juga menulis mengapa sebuah kerajaan terlalu bimbang unyuk mengadakan pilihan raya bebas dan adil.

"Sebagaimana penyandang jawatan sebelumnya, Najib (juga) mendakwa demonstrasi akan membawa kepada keadaan huru-hara, meskipun hak untuk berhimpun dijamin oleh Perlembagaan negara dan ia perkara biasa dalam mana-mana demokrasi yang tulen," katanya lagi dengan merujuk kepada pandangan diutarakan oleh Najib di London baru-baru ini. -TMI


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Dalam Islam Ada Tradisi Demonstrasi

Posted: 22 Jul 2011 12:01 AM PDT

Pemimpin Ikhwan Al-Muslimin Kuwait, Dr Tareq Mohammed Al-Suwaidan berkata, Islam sendiri menganjurkan tradisi demonstrasi atau perhimpunan aman, sekaligus menafikan dakwaan sesetengah pihak bahawa ia menyalahi hukum, lapor KeadilanDaily.

"Dalam Islam sendiri ada tradisi demonstrasi. Demonstrasi pertama dalam sejarah Islam ialah pada hari ketiga perisytiharan negara Islam oleh Nabi Muhammad (SAW) ketika berhijrah ke kota Madinah.

"Muaz Ibnu Umair mengumpulkan orang Islam untuk mengalukan ketibaan Muhammad. Mereka bernyanyi dan mengalu-alukan ketibaan baginda. Inilah demonstrasi," jelas Dr Tareq yang juga jurucakap Ikhwan Al-Muslimin Kuwait.

Beliau yang kini dalam rangka lawatan kerja selama 3 minggu ke Malaysia, berkata demikian ketika ditemui dalam satu program di sebuah hotel di sini, 20 Julai.

Menurut Dr Tareq, beliau berpendapat demonstrasi anjuran Bersih pada 9 Julai lalu, hanya proses biasa yang dilakukan rakyat untuk memastikan sistem pilihan raya di negara ini bebas, adil dan bersih.

"Mereka (rakyat) tidak boleh dirempuh (penguasa).

"Saya ada berjumpa (Datuk Seri) Anwar, dia cedera akibat demonstrasi itu dan pengawal peribadinya luka teruk. Saya ketawa. Inikan Malaysia, sebuah negara maju. Kamu tak boleh mempunyai rakyat yang maju tanpa sistem demokrasi yang bebas dan bersih," kata Dr Tareq.

Ketika ditanya berhubung hadis dari sahih riwayat Muslim mengenai ketaatan kepada pemimpin, yang seringkali dijadikan modal oleh 'ulama Umno', Dr Tareq menjelaskan ia bergantung kepada keadaan.

"Hadis Imam Muslim itu benar. Tetapi banyak hadis dan riwayat dari sahabat yang merakamkan sabda Nabi Muhammad bahawa perkara ini sebenarnya bergantung kepada keadaan.

"Jika kerajaan menjalankan kewajipannya sebagai pemerintah dan menyelesaikan hak rakyat, maka rakyat perlu patuh," kata Dr Tareq merujuk peristiwa teguran Salman Al Farisi terhadap Saidina Umar.

Ketika ditanya tentang pandangan perbicaraan kes fitnah terhadap Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, beliau berpendapat kes itu kini menjadi bahan ketawa dunia.

"Bekas Perdana Menteri, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohammad disanjungi di dunia Arab. Namun berhadapan kes fitnah dan perbicaraan terhadap Anwar, ia menjadi tuduhan yang melucukan. Ia menjadi bahan ketawa.

"Dalam sebuah sistem yang korup kita tidak akan mendapat keadilan. Bagaimana keadilan akan muncul jika para hakim berada dalam poket pemerintah?," kata Dr Tareq. -HD


Kemuncak Himpunan BERSIH 2.0

Posted: 21 Jul 2011 11:27 PM PDT

setelah berjalan dari Jalan Pudu, Stadium, Central Market dan banyak tempat lagi untuk kumpulkan sebanyak mungkin demonstran yang terpisah akhirnya himpunan terbesar berjaya diadakan di KLCC petang itu. Puluhan ribu telah menyanyikan lagu kebangsaan petang tersebut



The Expected Event Occured

Posted: 21 Jul 2011 10:42 PM PDT

I was not surprised at all when I read the following article in Malaysiakini.

French lawyer William Bourdon, who was in Penang last night to speak about the controversial Scorpene submarines deal allegedly involving millions of ringgit in kickbacks to Malaysian government officials, has been detained at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport.


According to Suaram director Cynthia Gabriel, immigration officials boarded the aircraft and detained Bourdon after their plane touched down at KLIA in Sepang this morning.


"He has been taken to the immigration holding centre at KLIA," Gabriel told Malaysiakini.


Initially, the immigration officers, did not allow Bourdon's wife, also a lawyer, to accompany him to the centre.


ops scorpene dinner 220711 willian bourdonFollowing some negotiations, she was allowed to do so.


According to Gabriel, the officers wanted to "question" Bourdon.


At a packed dinner in Penang last night to raise funds for the pending Scorpene trial in France in which the NGO Suaram is involved, Bourdon (left) said the case would also expose details of secret meetings of those involved.


He said those beneficiaries and kickbacks from the RM7.3 billion Scorpene submarine deal would be exposed when the matter is raised at the French corruption trial against defence giant DCNS.

Bourdon arrived yesterday but did not go through KLIA immigration as he was in transit to Penang.

The 55-year-old French lawyer is due to speak at a fund-raising dinner in Petaling Jaya tonight and at another dinner in Ipoh tomorrow.

Third commission
Suaram has filed the legal case in Paris with the help of Bourdon over claims that French defence giant DCNS paid RM540 million in commission to Perimekar over the purchase of two submarines.

NONESuch payments are illegal under French laws. Perimekar is a subsidiary of KS Ombak Laut Sdn Bhd, of which the major shareholder is Abdul Razak's wife, Mazlinda Makhzan.

Bourdon has uncovered another 30 million euros (RM150 million) paid to DCNS' commercial network Thales and another 2.5 million euros (RM7.5 million) to an unknown recipient.

Suaram recently revealed that a third commission, an amount bigger than the earlier two, had been paid to highly placed government officials.

Bourdon and his team of lawyers at Sherpa - a not-for-profit organisation he founded in 2001 that focuses on improving legal tools to promote corporate social responsibility - have been providing pro bono services to Suaram thus far.

Active in initiating legal procedures in France against former Serbian and Rwandan leaders suspected of crimes against humanity and war crimes, Bourdon also served as legal council for Franco-Chilean families who were victims of the former dictator Augusto Pinochet.

From 1995 to 2000, he was general-secretary of the International Federation for Human Rights (IFHR)


Peguam 'Scorpene' ditahan di KLIA

Posted: 21 Jul 2011 10:41 PM PDT

Peguam Perancis William Bourdon, yang berada di Pulau Pinang malam tadi untuk bercakap tentang urusniaga kontroversi pembelian kapal selam Scorpene yang didakwa melibatkan sogokan berjuta ringgit kepada pegawai kerajaan Malaysia, ditahan Jabatan Imigresen di Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Kuala Lumpur (KLIA).

ops scorpene dinner 220711 willian bourdonMenurut Pengarah Suaram, Cynthia Gabriel, pegawai imigresen masuk ke dalam pesawat untuk menahan Bourdon (kiri) sebaik sahaja beliau mendarat di KLIA.

"Beliau kini dibawa ke pusat tahanan imigresen di KLIA," kata Gabriel.

Pada mulanya, pegawai imigresen tidak membenarkan isteri Bourdon, juga seorang peguam, mengikutnya ke pusat tersebut.

Selepas beberapa rundingan, beliau dibenarkan menemani suaminya.

Menurut Gabriel, pegawai imigresen "menyoal Bourdon".

Bourdon mendarat di Pulau Pinang semalam dan berucap mengenai 'Ops Scorpene' di Bayan Baru malam tadi.

Peguam Perancis yang berkhidmat dengan pertubuhan tanpa keuntungan - Sherpa - dan mengkhusus dalam membela hak asasi manusia dan jenayah menentang kemanusiaan.

Bourdon dijangka mendedahkan butiran kontroversial mengenai pembelian kapalselam negara dengan firma gergasi pertahanan Perancis DCNS.

NONESyarikat itu didakwa membayar komisyen "yang amat tinggi" kepada pegawai kerajaan Malaysia yang terbabit dalam perjanjian yang dimeterai pada 2002 itu.

Bayaran komisyen kepada pegawai kerajaan dianggap satu jenayah mengikut undang-undang Perancis.

Suaram berharap dapat mengumpulkan dana sebanyak RM100,000 daripada majlis berkenaan yang juga dijadualkan di Ipoh dan Kuala Lumpur hari ini dan esok, bagi membiayai kos perundangan dalam kes yang difailkan di Paris yang akan dibicarakan di mahkamah terbuka pada September ini.

Kes berkenaan difailkan tahun lalu oleh Suaram, melalui Bourdon dan pasukannya mengenai dakwaan DCNS membayar RM540 juta sebagai komisyen kepada Perimekar.

razak baginda acquitted 311008 12Perimekar adalah subsidari KS Ombak Laut Sdn Bhd, yang mana pemegang saham utamnya adalah isteri Abdul Razak Baginda (kanan).

Abdul Razak pula adalah rakan rapat Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak yang didakwa terbabit dalam pembunuhan penterjemah warga Mongolia Altantuya Shariibuu tetapi kemudiannya dibebaskan.


Najib no right to tell others to respect Islam. As a leader, respect others first

Posted: 21 Jul 2011 10:35 PM PDT

UPDATED @ 12:35:17 PM 22-07-2011
By Yow Hong Chieh
July 22, 2011
 
I'm sure Najib is very familiar with the phrase 'Respect is earned'. Can Najib tell us what to do unless he himself is respecting the rights of other people?

Can Najib, first of all, respect the Christians' (read: Catholics') right to use 'Allah' in their own internal publication?



Roti Sai Mai - Ayutthaya specialty

Posted: 21 Jul 2011 09:00 PM PDT

When I travelled to Ayutthaya, our tour guide has asked the driver to pull over and got us the Ayutthaya's specialty dessert called Roti Sai Mai...

What is Roti Sai Mai? It's Thai-style candy floss or cotton candy which is wrapped in a sweet roti. This treat is a favorite of the Thais. I have recorded on how we ate Roti Sai Mai...




Next time if you have a chance to visit Ayutthaya, don't forget to get some Roti Sai Mai eh~


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Aug 12 decision on MCA injunction bid against Kajang Municipal Council

Posted: 21 Jul 2011 09:51 PM PDT

Source: http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2011/7/22/courts/9149148&sec=courts (22/7/2011)
SHAH ALAM: The MCA will know on Aug 12 whether the party has succeeded in getting an injunction to stop the Kajang Municipal Council from closing down its building in Cheras, pending the outcome of its suit against the council. High Court judge Justice Wan Af-rah Wan Ibrahim fixed the date after meeting counsel for parties in chambers yesterday.
The plaintiff, MCA secretary-general Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha, in his application sought for an injunction to stop the defendant from entering or locking the MCA Building in Taman Indah, Cheras. He is also seeking the return of seven sets of keys and also items which had been confiscated by the defendant.
In the main suit filed on May 23, Kong sought a declaration that the defendant's forced entry into the MCA building on three occasions in November and December last year were wrong and inappropriate. He is seeking damages, costs and other reliefs deemed fit by the court.
In its statement of defence, the Kajang Municipal Council denied all the allegations and argued that it had the jurisdiction to take over the building as it was built on state land. Representing Kong is counsel Ringo Low, while the council was represented by lawyers Lim Lip Eng and Lewis Lim.


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