Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Pegawai SPRM Tumbuk Muka Anggota Polis

Pegawai SPRM Tumbuk Muka Anggota Polis


Pegawai SPRM Tumbuk Muka Anggota Polis

Posted: 11 Apr 2012 11:00 AM PDT

Melaka: Seorang pegawai Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM) negeri ditahan awal pagi kelmarin, selepas didakwa menyerang dengan menumbuk muka anggota polis di Bukit Beruang, dekat sini. Illustrasi hiasan

Menurut sumber, kejadian berlaku antara jam 2 pagi hingga 3 pagi itu, ketika suspek diarah memberhentikan kereta dipandunya oleh sepasukan anggota polis peronda yang bertugas.

"Arahan penahanan keretanya selepas dia didapati memandu dalam keadaan cuai dan berbahaya.

"Sebaik dihampiri anggota polis, suspek enggan bekerjasama lalu berlaku perbalahan.

"Suspek dikatakan mengeluarkan kata-kata kesat kepada anggota polis dan menyerangnya dengan menumbuk mukanya menyebabkan rakan mangsa terpaksa memberi bantuan," katanya.

Menurut sumber itu lagi, suspek dibawa ke Balai Polis Ayer Keroh untuk tindakan lanjut.

Sementara itu, Ketua Polis negeri, Datuk Chuah Ghee Lye ketika dihubungi mengesahkan menerima laporan penahanan suspek. -HM

Ulasan GB

Macam-macam hal.

Itu pegawai SPRM apasal mahu tunjuk lagak dan tak mahu patuh undang-undang jalanraya?

Kematian Teoh Beng Hock dan Ahmad Sarbini masih belum hilang dari ingatan rakyat. Ia sentiasa dikaitkan apabila menyebut nama SPRM.

Apatah lagi, Suruhanjaya Siasatan Diraja mendapati di dalam kes Teoh Beng Hock di dapati pegawai-pegawai SPRM telah bertindak di luar bidangkuasa mereka.

Dan ada pegawai SPRM tonton video lucah semasa waktu bekerja.

Berita di atas, pegawai SPRM memandu di dalam keadaan merbahaya dan bertindak samseng menumbuk polis.

Bagaimana SPRM hendak dihormati oleh masyarakat?

Pengerusi SPRM, sila jawab mengapa anak-anak buah kamu begitu ramai yang tidak berdisiplin dan mengapa kamu tidak boleh dipertanggungjawabkan?

Itu soalan GB kepada Ketua Pengarah SPRM jika GB seorang PM!

GB pun tak tahu apa pasal PM yang kita ada sekarang ini bengap sangat sampai SPRM jadi begitu hanyir integritinya di kalangan rakyat. Pun masih dibiarkan lagi....


[VIDEO TERKINI] Gempa Bumi: Amaran Tsunami Ditarik Balik, Tetapi Masih Berwaspada

Posted: 11 Apr 2012 09:29 AM PDT

Banda Acheh - Indonesia menarik balik amaran tsunami - kira-kira enam jam selepas gempa bumi kuat melanda bahagian utara Sumatera petang ini, lapor sinarharian.

Pusat Amaran Tsunami Pasifik juga membatalkan amaran tsunami yang dikeluarkan kepada negara-negara Lautan Hindi termasuk Malaysia.

Dalam pada itu, laporan Bernama menyebut bahawa Thailand telah menarik balik amaran tsunami berikutan tiada ancaman tsunami di negara itu berikutan kejadian gempa bumi berukuran 8.6 pada skala Richter melanda Aceh.

Amaran itu ditarik balik oleh Pusat Amaran Bencana Kebangsaan malam ini.

Perdana Menteri Yingluck Shinawatra berkata walaupun amaran itu ditarik balik namum negaranya masih berada dalam keadaan berjaga-jaga kerana kemungkinan berlaku gegaran susulan.

Katanya keadaan paras ombak meningkat juga dilaporkan di Laut Andaman di luar pesisiran Thailand.

"Kami akan terus memantau keadaan untuk beberapa jam lagi," katanya. Terdahulu, Yingluck mengadakan mesyuarat tergempar Kabinet di Rumah Kerajaan di sini dengan menggerakkan pelan kecemasaan tsunami.

Sebelum itu perintah berpindah ke kawasan lebih tinggi dikeluarkan di enam wilayah selatan negara itu iaitu Krabi, Phuket, Phangga, Ranong, Satul dan Trang.

Sementara itu, detiknews melaporkan usaha pasukan dari Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana (BNPB) untuk tiba ke Simeulue, daerah yang terkena kesan gempa bumi paling parah, menemui jalan buntu. Ini disebabkan wilayah mengalami kerosakan, sehingga pendaratan ke sana tidak dapat dilakukan melalui udara.

"Barusan saya mendapat laporan bahawa bandar di Simeulue rusak. Tidak boleh untuk dilakukan pendaratan," kata Ketua Pusat Informasi BNBP Sutopo Purwo di pejabatnya, Jl Juanda, Jakarta Pusat, Rabu (11/4/2012).

Namun Sutopo belum mendapat maklumat terperinci mengenai kerusakan di bandar itu. Pasukan BNPB yang dipimpin langsung oleh ketuanya Syamsul Maarif akan menempuh jalur lain supaya dapat tiba Meulue dengan segera.

"Saat ini pasukan masih di pesawat, saya belum tahu nanti bagaimana," ujarnya.

Sebelumnya BNPB mengeluarkan maklumat, sejak gempa berkekuatan 8,5 SR pada pukul 15.38 WIB, terjadi sejumlah gempa susulan yang juga menimbulkan potensi gelombang tsunami. Tercatat ada 14 kali gempa termasuk gempa pertama.

"Ada 14 kali gempa, dua diantaranya berpotensi tsunami," kata Ketua Bahagian Informasi BNPB Sutopo Purwo dalam sidang akhbar di pejabatnya, Jl Juanda, Jakpus (11/4/2012).

Sutopo mengyatakan dari gempa tersebut terjadi tsunami kecil di sejumlah daerah yang ada di pesisir pantai selatan Sumatera. BNPB merekam dua data dari Bakosurtanal dan BMKG yang sedikit memiliki perbezaan.

Meski begitu, BNPB sehingga waktu ini, baru menerbitkan sebanyak sembilan gempa. Berikut sembilan gempa tersebut.

- Gempa 8,5 SR pukul 15:38:33 WIB
- Gempa 8,3 SR pukul 15:38:35 WIB
- Gempa 6,5 SR pukul 16:28 WIB
- Gempa 6,1 SR pukul 16:41 WIB.
- Gempa 6,1 SR pukul 17:09 WIB.
- Gempa 5.7 SR pukul 17:21 WIB.
- Gempa 8.8 SR pukul 17:43:06 WIB
- Gempa 8,1 SR pukul 17:43:11 WIB
- Gempa 6,1 SR pukul 18:04 WIB (*)



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Rak Thai @ Amcorp Mall. Rak Thai, nice? So-so la!

Posted: 11 Apr 2012 07:15 AM PDT

My first time patronising this restaurant on 2 March 2012.
My wife had dined here before.

My fish rice and Nescafe.


My wife's beef rice and tom yam soup.

The bill.

I had tasted better Thai food elsewhere.



Get ready for bersih 3.0

Posted: 10 Apr 2012 05:26 AM PDT


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[TERKINI] Gempa Bumi Aceh - Gegaran Kedua Dirasai Di Malaysia -updated

Posted: 11 Apr 2012 08:06 AM PDT

Petaling Jaya: Gegaran kedua dirasai pada pukul 6.48 petang di beberapa negeri di Pantai Barat, Semenanjung Malaysia susulan gempa bumi 8.7 magnitud di Bandar Aceh.

Gambar: Lebih 100 kakitangan sebuah syarikat telekomunikasi di Jalan Tun Razak di sini panik apabila berlaku gegaran di bangunan tersebut. - SH

Turut dirasai, gegaran kedua untuk tempoh seminit di bangunan Menara Star, Seksyen 16, Petaling Jaya.

Agensi Geofizikal Indonesia berkata, tsunami berpotensi melanda lima wilayah di Indonesia iaitu Aceh, Sumatera Utara, Sumatera Barat, Bengkulu dan Lampung. -mstar


Kesan gempa Aceh, gegaran dirasai di KL

KUALA LUMPUR - Lebih 100 kakitangan sebuah syarikat telekomunikasi di Jalan Tun Razak di sini panik apabila berlaku gegaran di bangunan tersebut susulan gempa bumi kuat di Aceh, Indonesia petang ini.

Kejadian kira-kira jam 5 petang itu juga memaksa semua yang berada dalam bangunan tersebut bergegas turun dan berkumpul di luar bangunan.

Situasi panik itu dikongsi oleh salah seorang kakitangan, Mohd khairul Izani Othman, 29, yang ketika itu berada di Tingkat 10 bangunan tersebut.

Menurutnya, dia merasai sendiri gegaran yang berlaku sekitar 30 saat itu dan bertanya kepada rakan sekerja sama ada terasa gegaran atau tidak.

"Ketika itu sudah terasa pening dan kami beramai-ramai turun menggunakan lif. Apabila sampai di bawah, sudah ramai yang berkumpul.

"Perasaan takut itu ada kerana ini pengalaman pertama saya merasainya setelah lima tahun bekerja di sini kerana saya tidak rasa ketika gegaran pada 2007," katanya kepada Sinar Harian.

Pasukan Bomba dan penyelamat turut berada dilokasi kejadian bagi membuat pemeriksaan keselamatan. -SH


Gambar Terkini Keadaan Pantai Batu Feringghi



1 jam lalu. Air sudah surut di Batu Feringghi. Tsunami is most likely to hit Penang. Sila jauhi pantai!


Foto Terkini Pantai Port Dickson Kiriman Seorang Sahabat



Gambar Air Di Pantai Phuket Sedang Ditarik



Air di pantai Phuket sedang ditarik manandakan ketibaan Tsunami tdk lama lagi.... Airport pun dah ditutup. Prepare for Tsunami people of Phuket! -Kerabu Bersuara


Kerajaan Negeri arah penduduk berdekatan pantai berpindah

GEORGETOWN - Kerajaan Negeri menguatkuasakan Peraturan 20, Majlis Keselamatan Negara dengan mengarahkan semua penduduk yang tinggal di tepi laut, termasuk peniaga di persisiran pantai dan nelayan menghentikan operasi serta merta dan mencari tempat perlindungan.

Exco Kesihatan dan Kebajikan, Masyarakat Penyayang dan Alam Sekitar, Phee Boon Poh berkata, semua penduduk yang tinggal berdekatan kawasan pantai juga diarahkan sentiasa berjaga-jaga.

Tinjauan Sinar Harian mendapati, perkhidmatan feri sudah dihentikan sejak 8.00 malam namun jambatan Pulau Pinang masih dibuka untuk kegunaan orang ramai.

Setakat 8.45 malam tadi, angin kuat turut dirasai di seluruh Pulau Pinang. Difahamkan penduduk di persisiran Pantai Batu Feringghi turut dimaklumkan supaya bersiap sedia dengan arahan berpindah pada bila-bila masa, berdasarkan keadaan laut setakat 9.00 malam menyaksikan sudah surut sepenuhnya.
-SH



Mangsa Meninggal Dunia Akibat Gempa Aceh

TRIBUNNEWS.COM, BANDA ACEH - Satu orang mangsa meninggal dunia menyusul gempa besar yang mengguncang Banda Aceh, Rabu (11/04/2012).

Mangsa bernama Yatim, Kulam, warga Lingke. Mangsa ini ditemukan oleh seorang mahasiswa tergeletak di depan Masjid Jami, Syiah Kuala, tidak lama setelah warga berlarian karena gempa.

Petugas puskesmas yang memeriksa almarhum menyatakan korban meninggal akibat serangan jantung, demikian Serambi Indonesia (TRIBUNnews.com Network) melaporkan.





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New King crowned in RM812mil new palace! Lucky!

Posted: 11 Apr 2012 04:48 AM PDT

Tuesday June 15, 2010

New palace to cost more

Today, His Royal Highness Al-Sultan Almu'tasimu Billahi Muhibbuddin Tuanku Alhaj Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah, the Sultan of Kedah Darulaman, is one lucky man!

Why?


Also, he gets to live in the new palace at Jalan Duta that cost a whopping RM812 million to build.



Famous Sports Quotations

Posted: 11 Apr 2012 04:30 AM PDT

Chicago Cubs outfielder Andre Dawson on being a role model: "I want all the kids to do what I do, to look up to me. I want all the kids to copulate me."
New Orleans Saint RB George Rogers when asked about the upcoming season: "I want to rush for 1,000 or 1,500 yards, whichever comes first."
And, upon hearing Joe Jacoby of the 'Skins say "I'd run over my own mother to win the Super Bowl,"
Matt Millen of the Raiders said, "To win, I'd run over Joe's mom too."
Football commentator and former player Joe Theismann 1996: "Nobody in football should be called a genius. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein."
Oiler coach Bum Phillips: When asked by Bob Costas why he takes his wife on all the road trips, Phillips responded, "Because she is too damn ugly to kiss goodbye."
Senior basketball player at the University of Pittsburgh: "I'm going to graduate on time, no matter how long it takes."
Bill Peterson, a Florida State football coach: "You guys lineup, alphabetically by height." And "You guys pair up in groups of three, then line up in a circle."
Clemson recruit Ray Forsythe, who was ineligible as a freshman because of academic requirements: "I play football. I'm not trying to be a professor. The tests don't seem to make sense to me, measuring your brain on stuff I haven't been through in school."
Boxing promoter Dan Duva on Mike Tyson hooking up again with promoter Don King: "Why would anyone expect him to come out smarter? He went to prison for three years, not Princeton."
Stu Grimson, Chicago Blackhawks left wing, explaining why he keeps a color photo of himself above his locker: "That's so when I forget how to spell my name, I can still find my @#%#%@ clothes."
Shaquille O'Neal on whether he had visited the Parthenon during his visit to Greece:"I can't really remember the names of the clubs that we went to."
Shaquille O'Neal, on his lack of championships: "I've won at every level, except college and pro."
Lou Duva, veteran boxing trainer, on the Spartan training regime of heavyweight Andrew Golota: "He's a guy who gets up at six o'clock in the morning regardless of what time it is".
"Pat Williams, Orlando Magic general manager, on his team's 7-27 record: "We can't win at home. We can't win on the road. As general manager, I just can't figure out where else to play." (1992)
Chuck Nevitt, North Carolina State basketball player, explaining to Coach Jim Valvano why he appeared nervous at practice: "My sister's expecting a baby, and I don't know if I'm going to be an uncle or an aunt." (1982)
Tommy Lasorda, Dodger manager, when asked what terms Mexican-born pitching sensation Fernando Valenzuela might settle for in his upcoming contract negotiations: "He wants Texas back." (1981)
Darrell Royal, Texas football coach, asked if the abnormal number of Longhorn injuries that season resulted from poor physical conditioning: "One player was lost because he broke his nose. How do you go about getting a nose in condition for football?" (1966)
Mike McCormack, coach of the hapless Baltimore Colts after the team's co-captain, offensive guard Robert Pratt, pulled a hamstring running onto the field for the coin toss against St. Louis: "I'm going to send the injured reserve players out for the toss next time." (1981)
Steve Spurrier, Florida football coach, telling Gator fans that a fire at Auburn's football dorm had destroyed 20 books: "But the real tragedy was that 15 hadn't been colored yet."
(1991) Jim Finks, New Orleans Saints G.M., when asked after a loss what he thought of the refs: "I'm not allowed to comment on lousy officiating." (1986)
Alan Kulwicki, stock car racer, on racing Saturday nights as opposed to Sunday afternoons: "It's basically the same, just darker." (1991)
Lincoln Kennedy, Oakland Raiders tackle, on his decision not to vote: "I was going to write myself in, but I was afraid I'd get shot." (1996)
Frank Layden, Utah Jazz president, on a former player: "I told him, 'Son, what is it with you? Is it ignorance or apathy?' He said, 'Coach, I don't know and I don't care.'" (1991)
Torrin Polk, University of Houston receiver, on his coach, John Jenkins: "He treats us like men. He lets us wear earrings." (1991)
Shelby Metcalf, basketball coach at Texas A&M, recounting what he told a player who received four F's and one D: "Son, looks to me like you're spending too much time on one subject."

-Author Unknown-

Compiled from here and there


[Video] Gempa Bumi Aceh 8.7 Skala Richter - update

Posted: 11 Apr 2012 04:46 AM PDT

Banda Aceh - Indonesia mengeluarkan amaran tsunami ekoran gempa bumi kuat, berukuran 8.7 pada skala Richter, melanda sebelah barat daya wilayah Aceh petang ini, mencetuskan rasa panik di kalangan penduduk tempatan.

Gegaran sekitar jam 4.48 petang itu turut dirasai di kawasan Lembah Klang - Kuala Lumpur, Petaling Jaya dan Shah Alam serta di utara Semenanjung - Pulau Pinang, Perlis dan Perak.

Agensi Survei Geologi Amerika Syarikat (USGS) berkata, gegaran berpusat di kawasan laut 495 kilometer (km) ke barat daya Aceh, sedalam 33 kilometer.

Gegaran juga dirasai di Singapura, Thailand dan selatan India, lapor Reuters.

Gempa hari ini juga dilaporkan berhampiran dengan lokasi gegaran pada 2004 yang mengakibatkan sekitar 250,000 terbunuh di 13 buah negara. Seramai 170,000 orang terbunuh di Aceh sendiri.

Magnitud gegaran lapan tahun lalu itu adalah 9.1 dan dikesan di kawasan laut sedalam 30 kilometer.

Penolong Pengarah Operasi Bomba dan Penyelamat Kuala Lumpur Azizan Ismail ketika dihubungi Bernama mengesahkan kejadian tersebut dan berkata gegaran turut dirasai di beberapa kawasan sekitar Kuala Lumpur, Pulau Pinang dan Perak.

Gegaran dirasai kira-kira pukul 4.50 petang.

Laporan Irish Times memetik agensi pengurusan bencana Indonesia berkata, bekalan elektrik terputus dan orang ramai mula berkumpul di kawasan tinggi berikutan isyarat amaran dikeluarkan oleh pihak berkuasa.

"Bekalan elektrik sudah terputus. Lalu lintas pula sesak kerana orang ramai mahu menyelamatkan diri dengan bergerak ke kawasan-kawasan yang tinggi," kata jurucakap agensi itu, Sutopo.

Amaran tsunami juga dikeluarkan di kebanyakan negara di rantau Lautan Hindi.

Pusat Amaran Tsunami Pasifik (PTWC) memberitahu bahawa pihaknya tidak pasti sama ada gegaran telah mengakibatkan tsunami tetapi telah pihaknya telah menasihatkan pihak berkuasa agar "mengambil langkah-langkah yang sewajarnya." -SH











Update: Ombak tsunami dijangka tiba di Georgetown pada 9.11pm dan Port Dickson pada 2.10am SEKIRANYA TSUNAMI BERLAKU. Jauhkan dari pantai.

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official book launch

Posted: 11 Apr 2012 03:04 AM PDT


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OFFICIAL LAUNCHING OF KEE THUAN CHYE'S BOOK 'NO MORE BULLSHIT PLEASE, WE'RE ALL MALAYSIANS'

By now, many people would have known about Kee Thuan Chye's latest book, "No more bullshit please, we're all Malaysians'. His book had been reviewed a number of times in several different online news media.

Basically, in this book, you'll get to read about Kee's honest, straight talk on Malaysian politics. There's no mincing of words and no waffling from him – but he's direct to the point; in other words, no bullshit.

Kee's book was published in February 2012 by Marshall Cavendish Int. (Asia) Pte. Ltd. The book's first print of 7,000 copies were a sell out as in April 2012. It top the non-fiction best-sellers list for three straight week in Borders Bookstores.

To launch its second print, the publisher Marshall Cavendish, organized an official launch of Kee's book on 8 April at 11 Clove Hall Road, Penang. It was officiated by the Chief Minister of Penang, YB Lim Guan Eng, who happens to be an old friend of Kee.

Christine Chong, who is the Deputy Head and Director of Marshall Cavendish Malaysia gave a welcoming speech. She said that they published a lot of political books but Kee's book seemed to make very good sale, compare to others. As of now, she noticed, the book sale had crossed the 10,000 copies mark. She complimented Kee for his determination in his efforts in bringing out this book.

Kee Thuan Chye, who was an old boy of Penang, said he was glad to have the official launching in Penang. However, he felt even more elated to have the Chief Minister, an old friend of him, to do the launching.

He commended YB Lim Guan Eng for his humbleness and informed that although YB Lim had became the Chief Minister, when he met him, he had said "Just call me Guan Eng". That – 'Call me Guan Eng' – had become the title of one of the chapter in his first book, 'March 8: The Day Malaysia Woke Up' of which he had and interview with YB Lim.

Kee said that he had painstakingly selected several of his published articles to put together in this book, as he wanted people to read, be aware and put a stop to all the bullshit that we had been receiving.

He ended his speech by saying that he hope people will buy his books as gifts to give away, especially to those who only read the mainstream media.

When it was time for YB Lim to speak, he started off on a somber note when he said that all the bullshit we had been getting now will made BN win in the election. He proceeded to give a few examples of the bullshit he had been receiving from BN like the recent Bayan Mutiara land controversy.

Like, Kee, YB Lim, too said that what's important is for us to get through those who only read the mainstream media, where they were fed with all these bullshit. Hence, he hope the book will get through them to made them understand what had been going on.

"The task ahead of us is very difficult," admit YB Lim, "but we got to work very hard to cut through all these bullshit."

Marshall Cavendish presented a token of appreciation to YB Lim before he launched the book Refreshment followed, courtesy of the host, Mr & Mrs Jim and Jo Lim. 

(picture here shows l to r: kee thuan chye, lim guan eng, christina chong)

note:  for more pictures of the book launch, click here.

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review of his book

interview of kee thuan chye

video of his interview/book reading



[TERKINI] Gempa Bumi Gegarkan Aceh, Amaran Tsunami Dikeluarkan -update

Posted: 11 Apr 2012 03:34 AM PDT

Gempa bumi berukuran 8.9 magnitud menggegar Aceh pada jam 4.38 petang (Waktu Malaysia).

Amaran tsunami turut dikeluarkan oleh Agensi Geofizikal Indonesia. Orang ramai diminta menjauhi kawasan pantai sehingga amaran Tsunami ditarik balik.

Gegaran tersebut turut dirasai di Kelantan, Pahang, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan, Pulau Pinang, Kedah, Perak, Kuala Lumpur dan Selangor.

Agensi Survei Geologi Amerika Syarikat (USGS) berkata, gegaran berpusat di kawasan laut 495 kilometer (km) ke barat daya Aceh, sedalam 33 kilometer.

Gegaran juga dirasai di Singapura, Thailand dan selatan India, lapor Reuters.

Gempa hari ini juga dilaporkan berhampiran dengan lokasi gegaran pada 2004 yang mengakibatkan sekitar 250,000 terbunuh di 13 buah negara. Seramai 170,000 orang terbunuh di Aceh sendiri.

Magnitud gegaran lapan tahun lalu itu adalah 9.1 dan dikesan di kawasan laut sedalam 30 kilometer.







Update: Ombak tsunami dijangka tiba di Georgetown pada 9.11pm dan Port Dickson pada 2.10am SEKIRANYA TSUNAMI BERLAKU. Jauhkan dari pantai.

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API - Anti Pemalsuan IC Ditubuhkan Untuk Selamatkan Negara Dari Pengkhianat

Posted: 11 Apr 2012 02:29 AM PDT

PAS tubuh API banteras pemalsuan MyKad

KUALA LUMPUR: PAS menubuhkan gerakan Anti Pemalsuan Kad Pengenalan (API) bagi membanteras isu pemberian kad pengenalan kepada warga asing bagi membolehkan mereka menjadi pengundi dalam Pilihan Raya Umum nanti.

Naib Presiden PAS Datuk Mahfuz Omar berkata pemimpin tertinggi PAS yang bermesyuarat semalam turut bersetuju melantik dirinya sebagai Pengerusi API.

Pemimpin lain termasuk peguam PAS Hanipa Maidin dan Pengarah Pilihan Raya PAS Pusat Dr Hatta Ramli sebagai Ahli Jawatankuasa (AJK).

Katanya, jawatankuasa khas bertindak itu akan menyusun gerakan menuntut supaya satu Suruhanjaya Diraja (RCI) ditubuhkan segera bagi menyiasat dakwaan penglibatan beberapa pegawai tertinggi kerajaan memberi kad pengenalan kepada warga asing.

"API akan mengatur satu pertemuan dengan Penyimpan Mohor Besar Raja-Raja dalam masa terdekat bagi menghantar memorandum menuntut penubuhan RCI," katanya dalam sidang media di sini hari ini.

Kumpul maklumat

Selain itu, API menurut Mahfuz turut akan mengumpul maklumat dan membuat saringan mengenai kewujudan warga asing yang diberikan taraf kerakyatan memandangkan pertambahan rakyat Sabah meningkat daripada sejuta kepada 5 juta dalam masa yang singkat.

"Maklumat banyak, ada tiga hingga empat fail. Kami akan serahkan semuanya kepada RCI dan sedia memberi kerjasama penuh," katanya.

Ahli Parlimen Pokok Sena itu berkata, API juga akan membuat roadshow seluruh negara menerangkan kepada rakyat tentang isu ini yang dianggapnya mampu mengancam keselamatan negara.

Minggu lalu, Mahfuz mendakwa wujudnya task force yang terdiri daripada Setiausaha Majlis Keselamatan Negara Datuk Tajuddin Wahab, Timbalan Pengerusi Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya (SPR) Datuk Wan Ahmad Wan Omar, dan diketuai Pegawai Penasihat kepada Perdana Menteri Datuk Othman Razak mengendalikan pemberian Mykad kepada warga asing.

Mahfuz turut menamakan Timbalan Ketua Kementerian Dalam Negeri Datuk Alwi Ibrahim, Ketua Pengarah JPN Datuk Jariah Mohd Said, Pegawai JPN Nik Norashikin Nik Mansor, Pegawai Bahagian Kewarganegaraan JPN Rashid Bashirun dan Shahrul Anwar Ahmad Zaidi sebagai pegawai yang bertugas mengikut arahan Othman.

Mahfuz ajak sertai gerakan Anti Pemalsuan IC

KUALA LUMPUR, 6 April: Perbuatan memalsukan kerakyatan pendatang asing adalah pengkhianatan yang membahayakan keselamatan dan keamanan negara, kata Naib Presiden PAS Datuk Mahfuz Omar.

"Yang lebih jijik ialah pengkhianatan itu dilakukan oleh parti yang memerintah kerana pembangkang tidak mungkin dapat melakukan perkara itu," katanya.

Serentak dengan itu, beliau mengajak parti-parti politik dan badan-badan bukan kerajaan (NGO) di negara ini menyertai gerakan Anti Pemalsuan IC (API) bagi menentang pengkhianatan yang dilihat sebagai usaha terdesak untuk mengekalkan cengkaman kuasa Umno ke atas negara ini.

"Saya menggesa semua parti politik dan NGO di seluruh negara yang mahu menyelamatkan negara ini dari ancaman pengkhianatan yang dilihat umum sebagai didalangi oleh Umno itu supaya menyertai PAS dan Pakatan Rakyat menggerakkan API.

"Saya menggesa semua parti politik dan NGO termasuk Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS), United Pasok. Momogun Kadazandusun Murut Organisation (UPKO), Parti Maju Sabah (SAPP), Parti Reformasi Negeri (STAR) dan Angkatan Amanah Merdeka (Amanah),"
katanya.

Dengan penyertaan pelbagai pihak di dalam API, Mahfuz yakin usaha menyelamatkan negara dari ancaman pengkhianatan tersebut.

Ahli Parlimen Pokok Sena itu juga mengulangi gesaannya ketika berucap di Dewan Rakyat Rabu lalu supaya satu suruhanjaya diraja ditubuhkan bagi menyiasat tindakan memberikan kerakyatan kepada pendatang asing untuk membolehkan mereka mengundi Barisan Nasional (BN).

Mahfuz menuntut penubuhan suruhanjaya diraja itu ketika meminta penjelasan dari kerajaan tentang pendedahan wujudnya satu task force khas di bawah Jabatan Perdana Menteri yang memberikan kerakyatan kepada warga asing untuk membolehkan mereka mengundi BN.

"Jika kerajaan jujur, suruhan jaya diraja itu mesti ditubuhkan segera sebelum pilihan raya.

"Mesti ditubuhkan sebelum Pilihan Raya Umum Ke-13 untuk nak pastikan supaya pembersihan terhadap daftar pemilih, supaya tidak ada warga asing yang diberikan taraf kerakyatan mereka untuk membolehkan mereka membuang undi dan menentukan masa depan negara kita ini," katanya.

Mahfuz menyifatkan tindakan khianat memberikan kerakyatan kepada warga asing itu sebagai perbuatan "menjual negara kita ini kepada rakyat asing untuk semata-mata bagi kepentingan politik pihak kerajaan BN".

Sebab itulah, tegas beliau, suruhanjaya diraja tersebut perlu diwujudkan bagi memastikan bahawa keselamatan masa depan negara terjamin.

"Keselamatan negara kita ini mestilah bermula daripada proses demokrasi dalam negara kita ini - iaitu yang menentukan hala tuju masa depan negara kita ini ialah rakyat di dalam negara kita sendiri dan bukannya rakyat asing yang diberikan taraf kerakyatan," tegas Mahfuz lagi.
-HD




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Posted: 11 Apr 2012 01:36 AM PDT

Najib is correct in asking for the trust of the "Hindu" (Indian) voting public because for the past 30 years Umno-BN has known exactly what they want. But he has no interest or desire in discovering or fulfilling what the Malaysian public really need, writes S Thayaparan.

I have been reading with cynical amusement the comments section on the Malaysiakini reports regarding Prime Minister Najib Razak's sincere appeal to the "Hindu" community to trust the BN government. Najib is being mocked for asking for the trust of the "Hindus" but I suspect readers may have misunderstood our honourable PM. He is merely applying the same standards as he would on his own community, seeing as how there are so many Indonesians, Filipinos and Burmese, he assumes that all Indians are Hindus as are all these constitutionally created Malay-Muslims. So I take no offence.

Before The Obedient Wives Club become the fashionable object of public scorn, the MIC – the oldest political party in Malaysia – had already staked a claim to that title. And for the past 30 or so years, who can claim that it has not served its lord and master (Umno) with the utmost diligence. One only has to conjure up the well-documented image of MP P Kamalanathan kissing the hand of DPM Muhyiddin Yassin (in a Malay wife-like fashion) to understand the depth of the MIC's commitment to the institution of Umno matrimony.

The MIC – or CashMoneyBrothers as I like to refer to them (to understand this reference, readers are encouraged to watch the overwrought movie, New Jack City) – has no doubt played a major role in the dismal situation of the Indian community, but the reality is, Indians themselves are also to blame for their misfortune.

Voting members of the Indian community (generally poor and disenfranchised) voted for the MIC and the BN believing the propaganda that MIC spewed because the reality for them was much worse. Better to vote in hope then not at all. The bourgeois class either abstained from voting out of disinterest in the thug politics of the MIC or a general apathy towards the political process. This of course did not preclude them from embracing indulgent Indian "cultural" societies or attending glittery Indian society events, both of which had the grubby hand-prints of the MIC.

What Hindraf managed to do, and do really well, was to wake up an apathetic Indian middle class to the plight of their less fortunate brethren. It is ironic since this Western-educated section of the Indian electorate who for so long felt alienated from the political process now feels estrangement from the general Indian population because of the rhetoric of P Uthayakumar, which vacillates from sublime race-baiting to the downright bizarre.

The fact that the movement is a hodge-podge of Indian intellectuals and working-class foot soldiers is a reminder of the class divisions which is endemic in the Indian community.

What is it with Indians and blame shifting?

Didn't S Samy Vellu right here in Malaysiakini blame the failures of MIC and the problems of the community he was supposed to represent on former PM Dr Mahathir Mohamad? So much for Indian brotherhood.

Politics of temples and Tamil schools

The Indian community like their Malay sibling suffers from the same religious enthralment. However, unlike the Malays, who have a state-subsidised religion, the Indian community has to pay for their religious fervour in the forms of temples and themselves. The moneyed class provides some of the funds (as does the state) but more often then not, it is the poor who fork out exorbitant sums for these impressive structures which serve no purpose but to bilk the most vulnerable members of the community of their hard-earned money.

The priest caste, which is in substance a mercantile class sourced form India and Sri Lanka, lord it over a subservient Indian population – all the while living in conditions far beyond the means of the average devotee. Of course, the MIC is part of this process but who do we blame but ourselves for the millions of ringgit spent on "poojas" and accoutrements of piety when such money could have been used for purposes far more practical and beneficial to the community then the worship of a thousand Gods?

Hindus may mock the overt consumerism of their born-again Christian brothers and sisters but have they taken a good hard look at how temples recycle the flowers, fruits and various other religious paraphernalia? It's big business and these so-called men of god know how to make a profit. They are the modern Pharisees. Do they not see the sacrilege of wasting milk when washing idols, when there is poverty all around them? The temple issue – and it's always revolves around temples – has become the focus point of the "Indian" issue and has been used by the MIC to demonstrate its influence in the government or the lack of opposition influence when it comes to matters pertaining to the Indian community.

How much money spent over the years, raised from the ignorant Indian masses, for the construction of temples which then become contentious issues in the ongoing race debate? The MIC did not force us to give them money; we willingly handed it over to them. Umno had nothing to do with this. And if there is a level of ignorance amongst the general Indian population, then the finger must surely be pointed at the Indian school system.

No doubt the MIC is to blame for this sad state of affairs but just as the MCA together with the DAP can rightly claim a part of the tremendous success of the Chinese school system, the bulk of the credit should go to the Chinese community as a whole as the blame for the state of Tamil schools (should go) to the Indian community. Can Indian schools boast the same level of academic achievement as Chinese schools? Can Indian schools boast the same level of discipline in its student population as Chinese schools?

And if these schools are transmitting some sort of "Indian culture", something that I believe is in the purview of parents not a school system, what kind of culture is being transmitted looking at the level of crime, gender inequality and subservience to religious figures plaguing the Indian community? I am very well aware of the systemic racism that is inflicted upon the non-Malays but let us acknowledged at the very least, that the discrimination faced by a certain disenfranchised segment of our (Indian) community is perpetuated by the still simmering caste divisions.

Take a page from MP Jeyakumar

In Sungai Siput, Dr Michael D Jeyakumar was fast becoming the patron saint of his own lost cause. The best thing that has happened to the Indian community besides the spurt of Hindraf-inspired activism is the fall of the long-time MIC despot at the hands of this humble country doctor in the 2008 general elections. The PSM stalwart symbolises everything that is admirable about politics in this country (and there is precious little which is admirable) and these few brief words do the man and his cause a great injustice. I hope to elaborate on why I think politicians like him are the way forward for a new generation of Malaysians in a future piece.

I know many Indian Pakatan representatives in PKR and DAP. They are honourable people but what I fear is that old habits die hard, especially when they get so much political mileage and the Indian reps in Pakatan will be forced to voice the same old concerns for the community as the MIC did. Furthermore, some of my Indian friends, those from the middle class, have expressed concern that Indian problems would shift from a race-based perspective to a class-based one. I don't have a problem with this except that experience has shown that any class-based discourse concerns itself with the problems faced by the middle class and not the poorer members of society.

Perhaps we can take a page from MP Jeyakumar who, when asked how he intends to serve the Indian community after his win over Samy Vellu, replied, "I am here to serve all members of the community, not only the Indians." So yes, I am arguing that Indian activists should abandon the struggle for Indian schools and the creation of more temples and disregard this absurd notion that 'Indian interests" is best exemplified by the two.

I'll go further: until we get to a place where the Indian community has recovered from their own ignorance and the machinations of the MIC, we should halt construction of temples and only support high-performing Indian schools or those with potential. The student populations of most Indians schools should be integrated into mainstream national schools. This in no way means that we should not protest against efforts to demolish existing temples or any other non-Muslim religious structures.

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