Rabu, 19 Mei 2010

PDRM Akan Perangi Habis-Habisan Judi Piala Dunia ..ha.ha...kerana mereka mahu Syarikat BN SDN BHD kutip semua tu...!!! Kerjasama yang hebat........................


KUALA LUMPUR: Polis Diraja Malaysia (PDRM) akan memerangi habis-habisan mereka yang mengambil kesempatan mengaut keuntungan dengan menjalankan perjudian haram membabitkan wang pertaruhan sempena Piala Dunia yang akan berlangsung awal bulan depan di Afrika Selatan.
Pengarah Jabatan Siasatan Jenayah Bukit Aman, Datuk Seri Mohd Bakri Zinin berkata, pasukan khas akan memantau kegiatan seumpama itu.
"Memang sudah ada pasukan khas ini...cuma kejayaan atau kes yang dilaporkan tidak akan didedahkan kepada media supaya tidak menganggu siasatan kerana ianya berterusan.
"Sememangnya setiap kali Piala Dunia kita akan gerakkan anggota untuk mengesan mereka," katanya ketika dihubungi Bernama di sini, hari ini.
Katanya, PDRM telah mengesan suspek dan lokasi perjudian, namun beliau enggan mengulas lanjut.
Beliau berkata, walaupun kerajaan telah mengeluarkan lesen bagi membenarkan judi secara sah dilakukan, namun Bakri berkata pasti akan ada sindiket-sindiket yang masih berdegil dengan menganjurkan pertaruhan tidak sah bagi mengaut keuntungan.
"Mereka yang didapati bersalah ini sama ada pemain atau penganjur akan dibawa ke muka pengadilan," katanya yang enggan mendedahkan jumlah mereka yang pernah ditahan selama ini.
Beliau berkata, modus operandi bagi pertaruhan Piala Dunia ialah mereka akan mencari jaringan perjudian sama ada melalui rakan-rakan mereka atau laman web yang menawarkan akses kepada mereka untuk berjudi.
Menurutnya, keputusan sesuatu perlawanan akan menentukan nasib pertaruhan mereka sama ada berjaya atau sebaliknya dan mereka akan kembali bertaruh untuk perlawanan seterusnya sehinggalah tamat Piala Dunia.
Timbalan Menteri Kewangan, Datuk Chor Chee Heung sebelum ini dilaporkan sebagai berkata bahawa Kementerian Kewangan telah memberi lesen kepada sebuah syarikat tempatan untuk menjalankan kegiatan pertaruhan judi bola sepak pada kejohanan bola sepak Piala Dunia 2010. - BERNAMA

Samy Vellu: Mugilan dihadap panel disiplin..ha..ha...budaya MIC...dey macha...!!!


KUALA LUMPUR, 19 Mei — Tidak sampai empat jam selepas V. Mugilan mendesak Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu melepaskan jawatan presiden serta-merta, beliau menegaskan, Timbalan Ketua Pemuda MIC itu akan dihadapkan kepada jawatankuasa disiplin.
Mugilan akan dirujuk untuk diambil tindakan disiplin bukan kerana membuat gesaan itu, tetapi didakwa bertindak bertentangan dengan kepentingan parti.
Bagaimanapun beliau tidak menyebut bila Mugilan akan dihadapkan kepada jawatankuasa disiplin.
“Dia (Mugilan) sebenarnya bertindak awal dan menjangkakan keputusan parti akan mengambil tindakan ke atasnya kerana bertindak bertentangan dengan kepentingan Barisan Nasional (BN) ketika pilihan raya kecil kerusi Parlimen Hulu Selangor,” kata beliau dalam satu kenyataan dikeluarkan.
Samy Vellu berkata, Mugilan merupakan salah seorang daripada mereka yang bertindak bertentangan dengan kepentingan BN selepas Ketua Pemuda MIC Hulu Selangor itu gagal daripada dicalonkan sebagai calon.
Presiden MIC itu mengeluarkan kenyataan ini kira-kira tiga jam selepas Mugilan menggesa Samy Vellu supaya berundur dengan segera, jika boleh hari ini juga.
Sekiranya Samy Vellu (gambar) masih memerlukan masa, beliau boleh meneruskan kepimpinannya sehingga akhir tahun ini tetapi bukan tahun depan, kata Mugilan.
Mugilan yang disebut-sebut akan dipilih sebagai calon BN untuk bertanding di Hulu Selangor 25 April lalu membuat desakan ini tidak sampai 24 jam Samy Vellu mengumumkan tarikh ‘muktamad’ untuk melepaskan jawatannya yang disandang sejak 1979.
Samy Vellu berkata, MIC sebenarnya mahu mengambil tindakan ke atas Mugilan selepas pilihan raya kecil Hulu Selangor tetapi ia ditangguhkan.
Dua hari sebelum penamaan calon MIC ada membuat keputusan untuk mengambil tindakan disiplin ke atas mana-mana pihak yang menerima nama lain selain Timbalan Presiden Datuk G. Palanivel sebagai wakil MIC di Hulu Selangor.
Samy Vellu pernah berkata nama Mugilan berada paling atas dalam senarai.
Malah Presiden MIC itu berkata, Mugilan bertindak sebagai alat pihak tertentu dan telah menghalang Palanivel daripada bertanding semula di Hulu Selangor pada 25 April lalu.
Semalam, Samy Vellu, presiden paling lama menerajui parti itu berkata beliau akan mengosongkan jawatannya pada suku ketiga tahun depan.
Pemimpin veteran memutuskan untuk melepaskan kedudukannya sama ada Ogos ataupun September 2011.
Samy Vellu berkata, beliau sudah memutuskan untuk meninggalkan parti itu lapan hingga sembilan bulan sebelum mandat penggal semasa yang akan berakhir pada 21 Mei 2012.
Dalam kenyataannya tengah hari ini, Mugilan berkata, beliau terpaksa membuat kenyataan ini kerana Samy Vellu telah dua kali mengubah pendirian tentang pelan peralihan kuasa.
Meskipun Samy Vellu secara terbuka menyatakan pendiriannya semalam puak yang menentang kepimpinan beliau sangsi pelan peralihan kuasa akan menjadi realiti.
Mugilan menjangkakan MIC akan meneruskan prestasi buruk jika Samy Vellu terus memimpin parti ini.
Mugilan juga menafikan beliau mengeluarkan kenyataan tegas ini kerana didorong oleh mana-mana pihak termasuk Umno.
“Tidak! Saya orang MIC, jadi saya orang India (ahli MIC). Saya dipilih oleh perwakilan Pemuda MIC.
“Saya mempunyai tanggungjawab kepada parti, jadi saya minta Samy Vellu supaya letak jawatan,” katanya.
Ditanya apakah beliau tidak memikirkan risiko dengan kenyataan hari ini, Mugilan dengan yakin berkata, tiada ruang untuk Samy Vellu mengambil tindakan ke atasnya.
“Samy Vellu sendiri pernah mendesak (Tun) Sambanthan (bekas presiden MIC) meletakkan jawatan.
“Jika beliau mahu mengambil tindakan terhadap saya, Samy Vellu merupakan orang pertama yang perlu dikenakan tindakan disiplin kerana mendesak Sambanthan berundur (pada 1960-an),” katanya.
Sehubungan itu, Samy Vellu berkata beliau akan kekal dengan keputusannya untuk meletakkan jawatan dalam tempoh “lapan atau sembilan bulan” sebelum mandat kepimpinannya berakhir Mei 2012.
“Tiada apa yang akan mengubah fikiran. Saya kekal dengan keputusan saya,” kata beliau.
Samy Vellu berkata keputusannya untuk mengosongkan kerusi presiden lebih awal daripada Mei 2012 “diputuskan sendiri, tanpa ditekan oleh sesiapa ataupun mana-mana kumpulan.”
“Saya akan terus memastikan MIC bebas daripada usaha ia dimusnahkan. Kami tidak mahu mereka yang menjadi alat kepada mana-mana pihak,” katanya dengan merujuk kepada Mugilan.
Samy Vellu berkata masyarakat India mengetahui sumbangan beliau kepada parti dan mereka.
“Biar mereka yang menilai (saya),” katanya.

GPMS Selangor Pula Bantah Lesen Judi Piala Dunia 2010



PETALING JAYA: Isu pemberian lesen judi sempena kejohanan bola sepak Piala Dunia 2010 terus mendapat kecaman pelbagai pihak, kali ini Gabungan Pelajar Semenanjung Selangor (GPMS) pula menggesa kerajaan menarik semula lesen judi berkenaan.
Menurut Pengerusi GPMS negeri, Mohd Faizal Mohd Salleh, pemberian lesen judi berkenaan hanya akan menggalakkan gejala maksiat secara terang-terangan yang semakin serius kebelakangan ini.
“Sesuatu yang haram dari segi agama tidak boleh dihalalkan melalui apa jua tindakan dan justifikasi.
“Apakah selepas ini kerajaan akan mengeluarkan lesen pelacuran pula kerana mengambil alasan yang sama bagi membendung aktiviti pelancuran haram?,” katanya dalam satu kenyataan yang dikeluarkan di sini hari ini.
Jelasnya, perjudian sama ada yang ‘dilesenkan’ atau tidak tetap mendatangkan kesan yang buruk dan tidak sihat kepada masyarakat.
“Judi tetap haram, tetap menyebabkan pembaziran, sikap bergantung nasib tanpa kewarasan, merosakkan keluarga selain menimbulkan tabiat suka berhutang.
“Ia juga akan menyebabkan kejatuhan ekonomi individu secara mengejut akibat ketagih berjudi,” katanya.
Tegasnya, tidak ada agama yang membenarkan masyarakatnya mengamalkan budaya berjudi.
“Judi bukan untuk dijadikan budaya yang halal dalam masyarakat Malaysia.
"Mungkin apa yang dibuat oleh kerajaan ialah untuk menghalalkan judi kepada orang bukan Islam tetapi sejauh mana kesan untuk orang bukan Islam tidak melibatkan diri dalam pertaruhan Piala Dunia tersebut?,” katanya.
Oleh itu, Faizal menegaskan GPMS Selangor melihat masih belum terlewat untuk menarik semula lesen yang telah diberikan.
Pada 6 Mei lalu, Timbalan Menteri Kewangan Datuk Dr Awang Adek Hussein berkata, kerajaan mempertimbangkan kemungkinan mengeluarkan lesen untuk membenarkan pertaruhan dilakukan semasa kejohanan bola sepak Piala Dunia 2010 bagi mengelak berleluasanya aktiviti perjudian dan pertaruhan haram di negara ini.
Bagaimanapun, perkara itu mendapat bantahan daripada beberapa pihak termasuk PAS, Umno dan beberapa NGO yang lain.

Gambar Nyawa & Jangka Hayat UMNO-BN kah kah kah

Anda perasan tak? Sebenarnya mereka dah bagi klu dan signal jangka hayat dan nyawa UMNO-BN dalam menghadapi PR-13. Apatah lagi keputusan pilihanraya SIBU menjadi momentum kearah itu. Ulama maupun pimpinan UMNO-BN, PR, tokoh pimpinan negara jiran hatta dunia. Jom kita lihat gambar2 dibawah. Gambar menafsirkannya.



Lambat lagi jatuh BN ni. Panjang ni lagi. Aik PM. Tak sampai sejengkal ke?


Aku tak kisah. Aku taknak turun. Biar kalah kat SIBU pun. Boleh tahan lagi. Panjang ni lagi hah.

A'ah. Boleh tahan lagi. Kalau kail panjang sejengkal. Lautan dalam jangan diduga. uhuukkss.

Auw. Sempat lagi. Aku baru pegang naib presiden. tapi tak cukup sejengkal ni. Sempat tak?
Relax. Boleh tahan lagi. Takkan tak sempat jadi PM. Sekejap cukuplahh.
Ish dang lagi. Bertahan. Terus bertahan. Paling kurang dang reboh Mat Said jadilah.



Helo brother. Jangan khoyal banyok sangat. Dok dang doh ni . Tinggal skat ni doh. Pr- 13 mapuh


Hoh. Orang dok caye doh ke BN. Umur pendek doh
Betul tu. Betul tu. Singkat doh nyawa tu
Ceh. Dok syok gitu lah tu. Rakyat dok berahi belaka doh ke mung. Rasuah pun orang dok pakoh jugok. P'raye umum kekgi mampuh lah lagu ni.
aku panggil dulu nok royak hok nilah. Setakat ni je. Mung dok sibuk caye ke APCO.

Jangan bimbang. Abang him ada. Panjang lagi masa. Dang kita perkasa kan lagi.

Tutup kun doh. Brahim mung nok lompat mane lagi. Rapat jip dah ni. Tenggelam doh kapal ni.

Hah! hah! hah! mung khianat sgt kat ku. Sampai masa doh. Giliran mu pulok. Pong!!!!

Apa pandangan Tok Guru Presiden? Hah! Setakat ni je. Nyawa2 ikang.

Pandangan Tok Guru? Ambo raso supo ja. Takat ni. Bleh gali liang doh siap2.

Saya sependapat. Setakat ini saja lagi tinggal nyawa UMNO-BN ni

Aik. Cik Lim. makin singkat pe. Rakyat dah meluat maa..

Wan Azizah. Bersabar dik. Habis dah UMNO-BN. Mereka dah takde chance

Yes! Sudah sampai ajal kamu.

Sememangnya kezaliman tiada masa depan.

I rasa pun macam tu jugak. Giliran PR pulak

Habis macamana Tok Guru? Oooo kito tolak UMNO-BN tepilah. Giliran Kitolah pulok




Datuk Seri. Kalau dia main tipu macamana? Haiyakkk! Kita ada strategiii.



Itu macam ke? alamak! susahlah

Jangan libatkan aku. Nasib ko lah labu! Aku nak pindah Australia. bagi kat depalah memerintah.

Boleh masuk Pas semula ka?
Hancussssssss... oak alohhh... setakok je lagi... uwaaaa


Kesemua Bangunan Penting Di Bangkok Telah Dibakar…

Rescue personnel carry the body of a protester killed during a  
crackdown by Thai soldiers on the Red Shirt anti-government protesters' 
 camp in Bangkok on May 19, 2010. Thai protest leaders surrendered and  
told thousands of Red Shirt supporters to end their weeks-long rally  
after an army assault on their fortified encampment left at least six  
people dead.
Rescue personnel carry the body of a protester killed during a crackdown by Thai soldiers on the Red Shirt anti-government protesters’ camp in Bangkok on May 19, 2010. Thai protest leaders surrendered and told thousands of Red Shirt supporters to end their weeks-long rally after an army assault on their fortified encampment left at least six people dead.
Red Shirt anti-government protesters are detained bound and  
blindfolded by soldiers inside their camp in Bangkok on May 19, 2010.  
Thai protest leaders surrendered and told thousands of Red Shirt  
supporters to end their weeks-long rally after an army assault on their 
 fortified encampment left at least six people dead.
Red Shirt anti-government protesters are detained bound and blindfolded by soldiers inside their camp in Bangkok on May 19, 2010. Thai protest leaders surrendered and told thousands of Red Shirt supporters to end their weeks-long rally after an army assault on their fortified encampment left at least six people dead.
Red Shirt anti-government protesters are detained bound and  
blindfolded by soldiers inside their camp in Bangkok on May 19, 2010.  
Thai protest leaders surrendered and told thousands of 'Red Shirt'  
supporters to end their weeks-long rally after an army assault on their 
 fortified encampment left at least five people dead.
Red Shirt anti-government protesters are detained bound and  
blindfolded by soldiers inside their camp in Bangkok on May 19, 2010.  
Thai protest leaders surrendered and told thousands of 'Red Shirt'  
supporters to end their weeks-long rally after an army assault on their 
 fortified encampment left at least five people dead.
BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY19:  A Thai soldier aims his rifle next to 
 the body of a redshirt protester during an early morning attack on the 
 red shirt camp May 19, 2010 in Bangkok, At least 5 people are reported 
 to have died as government forces sought to overrun barricades raised 
in  and around the city centre by anti-government protestors. Red-shirt 
 leaders have now surrendered, ending their blockade in the aftermath of
 a  sixth day of violence, leaving the army in control and a night time 
 curfew to be imposed.
BANGKOK, THAILAND – MAY19: A Thai soldier aims his rifle next to the body of a redshirt protester during an early morning attack on the red shirt camp May 19, 2010 in Bangkok, At least 5 people are reported to have died as government forces sought to overrun barricades raised in and around the city centre by anti-government protestors. Red-shirt leaders have now surrendered, ending their blockade in the aftermath of a sixth day of violence, leaving the army in control and a night time curfew to be imposed
A  Thai rescuer stands next to the bodies of two protesters killed
 during a  crackdown by Thai soldiers on the Red Shirt anti-government 
protesters'  camp in Bangkok on May 19, 2010. Thai protest leaders 
surrendered and  told thousands of Red Shirt supporters to end their 
weeks-long rally  after an army assault on their fortified encampment 
left at least five  people dead.
Thai Army soldiers stand outside the town hall in Udon Thani,  
Thailand, Wednesday, May 19, 2010, following a riot by anti-government  
protesters. The attack on the Thai government office came after TV  
showed reports of the crackdown on Red Shirt protesters in Bangkok.
Thai Army soldiers stand outside the town hall in Udon Thani, Thailand, Wednesday, May 19, 2010, following a riot by anti-government protesters. The attack on the Thai government office came after TV showed reports of the crackdown on Red Shirt protesters in Bangkok.
Smoke rises over buildings in Bangkok May 19, 2010. Four senior  
Thai anti-government protest leaders surrendered to police on Wednesday 
 after troops stormed their encampment, sparking clashes that killed at 
 least four people, as violence rocked other areas of the city.
Smoke rises over buildings in Bangkok May 19, 2010. Four senior Thai anti-government protest leaders surrendered to police on Wednesday after troops stormed their encampment, sparking clashes that killed at least four people, as violence rocked other areas of the city.
The city hall building burns after it was set on fire by  
anti-government "red shirt" protesters in Ubon Ratchathani  
province, north-east of Bangkok, May 19, 2010. Rioting and fires swept  
Bangkok on Wednesday after troops stormed a protest encampment, forcing 
 protest leaders to surrender, but sparking clashes that killed at least
  four people and triggered unrest in northern Thailand.
The city hall building burns after it was set on fire by anti-government “red shirt” protesters in Ubon Ratchathani province, north-east of Bangkok, May 19, 2010. Rioting and fires swept Bangkok on Wednesday after troops stormed a protest encampment, forcing protest leaders to surrender, but sparking clashes that killed at least four people and triggered unrest in northern Thailand.
Central World shopping centre burns after troops evicted  
anti-government "red shirt" protesters from Bangkok's shopping
  district May 19, 2010. Protesters torched at least 17 buildings,  
including the Thai stock exchange and Central World, Southeast Asia's  
second-biggest department store complex and operated by Central Pattana.
  The store was gutted by fire and looked like it may collapse, said a  
Reuters witness.
Central World shopping centre burns after troops evicted anti-government “red shirt” protesters from Bangkok’s shopping district May 19, 2010. Protesters torched at least 17 buildings, including the Thai stock exchange and Central World, Southeast Asia’s second-biggest department store complex and operated by Central Pattana. The store was gutted by fire and looked like it may collapse, said a Reuters witness.
Smoke billows from a commercial area of Bangkok where Red Shirt  
demonstrators had their camp in downtown Bangkok on May 19, 2010. Thai  
protest leaders surrendered and told thousands of 'Red Shirt' supporters
  to end their weeks-long rally after an army assault on their fortified
  encampment left at least five people dead. Thai fire authorities said 
 that arsonists have set 20 locations ablaze in Bangkok, including a  
massive shopping mall and bank branches.
Smoke billows from a commercial area of Bangkok where Red Shirt  
demonstrators had their camp in downtown Bangkok on May 19, 2010. Thai  
protest leaders surrendered and told thousands of 'Red Shirt' supporters
  to end their weeks-long rally after an army assault on their fortified
  encampment left at least five people dead. Thai fire authorities said 
 that arsonists have set 20 locations ablaze in Bangkok, including a  
massive shopping mall and bank branches.
Smoke rises at Central World shopping mall that was ransacked and 
 set on fire during clashes in central Bangkok May 19, 2010. Bangkok's  
Central World, Southeast Asia's second-biggest department store, was  
destroyed by fire during riots following a crackdown on anti-government 
 protesters, a Reuters witness said.
Thai soldiers carry a wounded comrade during a crackdown on the 
Red  Shirt anti-government protesters' camp in Bangkok on May 19, 2010. 
Thai  protest leaders surrendered and told thousands of Red Shirt 
supporters  to end their weeks-long rally after an army assault on their
 fortified  encampment left at least six people dead and 58 injured.
A  picture shows the Bangkok stock exchange building on fire after
 hardline  'Red Shirt' anti-government protesters set it ablaze 
following their  leaders' surrender in downtown Bangkok on May 19, 2010.
 Thai protest  leaders surrendered and told thousands of 'Red Shirt' 
supporters to end  their weeks-long rally after an army assault on their
 fortified  encampment left at least five people dead.
A picture shows the Bangkok stock exchange building on fire after hardline ‘Red Shirt’ anti-government protesters set it ablaze following their leaders’ surrender in downtown Bangkok on May 19, 2010. Thai protest leaders surrendered and told thousands of ‘Red Shirt’ supporters to end their weeks-long rally after an army assault on their fortified encampment left at least five people dead.
Thai soldiers walk past the body of a protesters killed during a  
crackdown on the Red Shirt anti-government protesters' camp in Bangkok  
on May 19, 2010. Thai protest leaders surrendered and told thousands of 
 Red Shirt supporters to end their weeks-long rally after an army 
assault  on their fortified encampment left at least five people dead.
A  Thai 'Red Shirt' anti-government protester smashes windows with
 a hammer  outside the Central World shopping mall after their leaders 
announce to  the crowd their surrender on the stage inside the 
protesters' camp in  downtown Bangkok on May 19, 2010. Thai protest 
leaders surrendered and  told thousands of 'Red Shirt' supporters to end
 their weeks-long rally  after an army assault on their fortified 
encampment left at least five  people dead.
A Thai ‘Red Shirt’ anti-government protester smashes windows with a hammer outside the Central World shopping mall after their leaders announce to the crowd their surrender on the stage inside the protesters’ camp in downtown Bangkok on May 19, 2010. Thai protest leaders surrendered and told thousands of ‘Red Shirt’ supporters to end their weeks-long rally after an army assault on their fortified encampment left at least five people dead.
Red Shirt anti-government protesters are detained by soldiers  
inside their camp in Bangkok on May 19, 2010. Thai protest leaders  
surrendered and told thousands of 'Red Shirt' supporters to end their  
weeks-long rally after an army assault on their fortified encampment  
left at least five people dead.

Bangkok burns after Thai protest leaders arrested

Downtown Bangkok turned into a flaming battleground Wednesday as an army assault toppled an anti-government group’s leadership, enraging followers who fired grenades and set numerous fires that cloaked the skyline in black smoke.
Using live ammunition, troops dispersed thousands of Red Shirt protesters who had been camped in the capital’s premier shopping and residential district for weeks. Four protesters and an Italian news photographer were killed in the ensuing gunbattles and about 60 wounded.
After Red Shirt leaders gave themselves up to police, rioters set fires at the Stock Exchange, several banks, the headquarters of the Metropolitan Electricity Authority, the Central World, one of Asia’s biggest shopping malls, and a cinema that burned to ground. There were reports of looting.
Thick smoke drifted across the sky of this city of 10 million people. Firefighters retreated after protesters shot guns at them.
The chaos in Bangkok in the wake of the two-month protest will deepen the severe impact dealt to the economy and tourism industry of Thailand, a key U.S. ally and long considered one of the more stable countries in Southeast Asia. The Red Shirts had demanded the ouster of Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva’s government, the dissolution of Parliament and new elections.
The government declared an 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew in Bangkok, and said army operations would continue through the night.
“Tonight is going to be another worrisome night,” government spokesman Panitan Wattanayagorn said.
It also imposed a partial media blackout on local TV stations, saying all of them will have to air government-prepared bulletins.
“They might be able to show their regular news programs. But we are concerned about their live broadcasts from the scenes,” Panitan said. “There will be more (government) programs … to be shown simultaneously by all stations,” he said.
Protesters turned their rage on the local media, which they have accused of pro-government coverage. They attacked the offices of state-run Channel 3, setting fire to cars outside and puncturing water pipes that flooded the building.
“At Channel 3 need urgent help from police, soldiers!!!” tweeted news anchor Patcharasri Benjamasa. “News cars were smashed and they are about to invade the building.”
Hours later its building was on fire. Its executives were evacuated by helicopter and police rescued other staff. The English-language Bangkok Post newspaper evacuated its staff after threats from the Red Shirts. A large office building down the street from the Post was set afire.
Unrest also spread to the rural northeast of the country, where Red Shirts, who claim Abhisit’s government is elitist and oblivious to their plight, retain strong support.
Local media reported protesters set fire to government offices in the city of Udon Thani and vandalized a city hall in Khon Kaen. Udon Thani’s governor asked the military to intervene. TV images also showed troops retreating after being attacked by mobs in Ubon Ratchathani.
Cabinet minister Satit Vongnongteay described the chaos as anticipated “aftershocks.”
“There are violent-prone protesters who remain angry,” Satit told a news conference.
At least 44 people have been killed, most of them civilians, in a week of violence in Bangkok as a military attempt to blockade the protesters — who had camped in the 1-square-mile (3-square-kilometer) Rajprasong district for six weeks — instead touched off street fighting, with soldiers firing on protesters who fought back mostly with homemade weapons.
The final crackdown began soon after dawn Wednesday, as hundreds of troops armed with M-16s converged on the Red Shirt base in Rajprasong, where high-end malls and hotels have been shuttered by the prolonged protest.
Armored vehicles crashed through barricades of piled tires and bamboo stakes, then soldiers gradually moved toward the protesters’ hub, opening fire and drawing return fire from militant Red Shirts, Associated Press journalists saw.
Bullets flew overhead and several grenades exploded near the soldiers, forcing them to pull back and take cover briefly before pushing forward. A Canadian freelance reporter was injured by grenade shrapnel. Two other journalists were wounded earlier, one Dutch man and an American documentary filmmaker. An Italian photographer was killed.
With no hope of resisting the military’s advance, seven top Red Shirt leaders turned themselves in on Wednesday afternoon, saying they cannot see their supporters — women and children among them — being killed anymore.
“Brothers and sisters, I’m sorry I cannot see you off the way I welcomed you all when you arrived here. But please be assured that our hearts will always be with you,” Nattawut Saikua, a key leader, said as he was being arrested.
“Please return home,” he said.
By mid-afternoon, the army announced it had gained control of the protest zone and the operations had ended — nine hours after troops launched the pre-dawn assault.
“Police officers and soldiers have now stopped their operation,” army spokesman Col. Sansern Kawekamnerd said.AP
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I hope my family and friends will be safe in Thailand threw these difficult times…

Musa sedia letak jawatan pikul kerugian Sime Darby...seseorang yang ada prinsip...!!!


KUALA LUMPUR, 19 Mei — Tun Musa Hitam menyatakan kesediaan untuk meletakkan jawatannya sebagai Pengerusi Sime Darby jika perlu ekoran kerugian hampir RM1 bilion dialami oleh konglomerat itu.

“Untuk meletakkan masalah tidak menjadi masalah... apabila saya membuat penilaian saya sendiri, jika perlu, ya, saya bersedia. Adakah perlu saya dipecat? Ya!

“Adakah perlu digantung? Ya. Keseluruhan lembaga atau apa sahaja,” kata beliau mengulas pandangan pelbagai pihak tentang kegagalan ahli lembaga pengarah dalam tugas pemantauan mereka.

Bagaimanapun Musa berkata, beliau menyerahkan kepada pemegang-pemegang saham untuk menentukan sama ada perlu atau tidak lembaga pengarah meletakkan jawatan mereka ekoran nasib dialami Sime Darby.

Jelas beliau, sesiapa yang mengetahui tentang tadbir urus korporat mengetahui bahawa pemegang-pemegang saham yang akan membuat keputusan mengenai soal ini ini.

Perkasa, antara pihak yang mendesak agar kesemua ahli lembaga pengarah Sime Darby Berhad harus meletakkan jawatan bagi memikul yang direkodkan berikutan lebihan kos dalam beberapa projek tenaga dan utiliti konglomerat itu.

Perkasa menegaskan beban tanggungjawab tidak harus diletakkan pada bahu Presiden dan Ketua Eksekutif Kumpulan Sime Darby, Datuk Seri Ahmad Zubir Murshid semata-mata, yang telah diminta bercuti sementara kontraknya berakhir 26 November ini.

Selain itu, Perkasa juga mendesak kerajaan menubuhkan jawatankuasa khas termasuk jika perlu suruhanjaya diraja untuk menyiasat 'krisis' korporat terbaru negara ini.

Musa berkata, berikutan lebihan kos itu, Sime Darby bakal kerugian RM964 juta bagi separuh kedua tahun kewangan 2010 bagi projek hidroelektrik Bakun (RM450 juta), Maersk Oil Qatar (MOQ) (RM159 juta) dan pembinaan kapal bagi projek MOQ (RM155 juta).

OSK Research Sdn Bhd berkata, punca bagi masalah Sime Darby adalah kerana syarikat itu adalah terlalu besar dan terlalu dipelbagai untuk diurus dan dikawal dengan betul.

Oleh kerana itu, adalah tidak wajar untuk menyalahkan kos konglomerat yang berlebihan sebanyak RM964 juta itu dipertanggungjawabkan kepada Zubir semata-mata.

Berhubung soalan sama ada Sime Darby akan menyusun semula operasinya supaya ia berada dalam kedudukan unit-unit strategik yang boleh ditadbir dengan baik, Musa menjawab, ia bergantung kepada pengurusan jangka panjang.

“Bermakna setiap opsyen yang ada akan dilihat dengan teliti demi kepentingan pemegang-pemegang saham,” kata Musa sambil menambah, beliau akan meneliti perkara teliti.

“Saya bukan orang yang memberi reaksi dan (cepat) melompat. Tidak! Ia bukan stail Musa,” katanya.

“Saya akan meneliti satu demi satu, dengan cara saya sendiri, secara metodologi,” katanya.