Isnin, 24 Mei 2010

kalau ada orang nak bagi lesen maknanya pandai manusialah dari Tuhan – TGNA

Kalau macam tu tak salahlah perbuatan mencuri, merompak, menyamun kalau diberi lesen atas alasan bagi mengelakkan daripada berlakunya mencuri, merompak, menyamun secara haram.“Maknanya mengikut teori ini, sikit lagi perbuatan curi, merompak, menyamun pun tidak haram asalkan ada lesen.Dalam ajaran Islam judi, arak, tikam nombor Allah kata najis, tidak ada sebab yang boleh menghalalkan perbuatan itu di sisi hukum agama Islam sama ada dengan cara berlesen atau sebagainya - TGNA
Di sebalik tindakan Pemuda PAS mengadakan protes di seluruh negara hari ini, Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat meminta umat Islam mengadakan sembahyang hajat memohon supaya langkah kerajaan mahu mengeluarkan lesen pertaruhan sempena Piala Dunia tidak menjadi kenyataan.
Sehubungan itu, Mursyidul Am PAS menyelar anggota Kabinet Umno yang meluluskan lesen judi dengan berkata “orang macam ini sama ada kita pakat sembahyang hajat minta Tuhan buka pintu hati atau minta mati… mati diri atau mati karier politik.”
Menteri Besar Kelantan ini berkata demikian dalam kuliah mingguannya di Dataran Ilmu di sini hari ini — beberapa jam sebelum Dewan Pemuda PAS menganjurkan demonstrasi membantah langkah kerajaan itu.
Nik Aziz berkata, jika kerajaan menghalalkan amalan pertaruhan dengan memberi lesen tidak salah sekiranya pihak berkuasa memberikan lesen untuk perbuatan-perbuatan jenayah yang lain.
“Kalau macam tu tak salahlah perbuatan mencuri, merompak, menyamun kalau diberi lesen atas alasan bagi mengelakkan daripada berlakunya mencuri, merompak, menyamun secara haram.“Maknanya mengikut teori ini, sikit lagi perbuatan curi, merompak, menyamun pun tidak haram asalkan ada lesen,” kata beliau.
Nik Aziz pernah menimbulkan kontroversi dengan meminta penyokongnya agar berdoa sehingga orang yang enggan memberi royalti minyak kepada negeri Kelantan itu ‘pecah perut’.
Sebelum itu, Nik Aziz pernah mengatakan bahawa mana-mana wakil rakyat daripada Pas yang bertindak keluar parti untuk menyertai Umno selepas pilihan raya umum akan dibakar hidup-hidup dalam neraka kerana mungkir janji.Nik Aziz berhujah berasaskan nas al-Quran dan hadis bahawa perbuatan judi diumpamakan sebagai najis dan hukumnya adalah haram tidak boleh dibenarkan dengan apa jua alasan.
“Dalam ajaran Islam judi, arak, tikam nombor Allah kata najis, tidak ada sebab yang boleh menghalalkan perbuatan itu di sisi hukum agama Islam sama ada dengan cara berlesen atau sebagainya.“Tapi kalau ada orang nak bagi lesen maknanya pandai manusialah dari Tuhan,” kata beliau kesal kerana keputusan meluluskan lesen judi diumumkan oleh seorang menteri Melayu dan beragama Islam.
Pada 6 Mei lalu, Timbalan Menteri Kewangan Datuk Dr Awang Adek Hussein membuat kenyataan bahawa kerajaan sedang empertimbang kemungkinan mengeluarkan lesen pertaruhan judi sempena kejohanan bola sepak Piala Dunia atas alasan mengelak pertaruhan haram.Dalam pada itu, Nik Aziz membidas seorang guru pondok di sini yang dikatakan telah menuduhnya sebagai seorang pengamal aliran Wahabi ketika berceramah di Tumpat bulan lalu.
“Ambo (saya) ada (hidup) lagi sekarang ini, sepatutnya mari jumpa ambo dulu sebelum nak tuduh, kata ambo wahabi.“Kalau zaman dulu, orang macam ini kita boleh pegang selam dalam kolah, macam takde kerja tuduh-menuduh orang tanpa usul periksa, mari jumpa empunya diri dulu,” katanya tetapi tidak menyebut individu berkenaan.
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Perkasa serah memo desak lembaga pengarah Sime Darby berhenti..ha.ha..memo untuk judi halal tak de ke..!!!



KUALA LUMPUR, 24 Mei — Pertubuhan bukan kerajaan Melayu, Perkasa akan menghantar memorandum mendesak agar semua ahli lembaga pengarah meletakkan jawatan ekoran kerugian hampir RM1 bilion dialami oleh konglomerat Sime Darby.
Memorandum itu akan diserahkan petang esok.
“Kita mahu semua ahli lembaga pengarah meletakkan jawatan kerana kita tidak boleh terima apabila Sime Darby menanggung kerugian yang begitu besar.
“RM1 bilion bukan jumlah yang kecil jadi persoalannya bagaimana mereka boleh menanggung kerugian tersebut?” kata Ketua Wira Perkasa Arman Azha Abu Hanifah ketika dihubungi The Malaysian Insider.
Sebelum ini, bekas perdana menteri Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad mahu kesemua mereka yang bertanggungjawab terhadap kerugian yang dialami Sime Darby tanpa hanya dibebankan ke atas Ketua Eksekutif Kumpulan yang telah diminta agar bercuti sebelum tamat kontrak.
Bekas presiden Umno ini berkata beliau “merasakan tanggungjawab ini seharusnya dikongsi bersama.”
Dr Mahathir melontarkan pandangan ini ketika Pengerusi Sime Darby Tun Musa Hitam berkata beliau sedia meletakkan jawatan bagi memikul tanggungjawab atas apa yang dialami syarikat itu sekarang.
Sebelum 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.
Dalam pada itu, Ahli Parlimen Ampang, Zuraida Kamaruddin mahu Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM) menyiasat dan mengambil tindakan terhadap Pengerusi Sime Darby ekoran kerugian hampir RM1 bilion dialami oleh syarikat tersebut.
“SPRM perlu bertindak dan membuat siasatan terperinci terhadap Musa mengenai kerugian tersebut.
“Selama ini Sime Darby mempunyai imej yang bersih tetapi bagaimana tiba-tiba mereka boleh mengalami kerugian yang besar.
“Mungkinkah terlalu banyak penyelewangan yang berlaku menyebabkan mereka menanggung kerugian tersebut?” katanya.
Zuraida berkata tindakan Musa untuk meletakkan jawatan adalah tidak profesional dan tidak bertanggungjawab.
“Beliau (Musa) perlu bertanggungjawab ke atas kerugian yang ditanggung oleh Sime Darby tetapi bukannya dengan meletakkan jawatan.
“Letak jawatan ini cara orang penakut, bila ada masalah letak jawatan. Ini bukannya jalan penyelesaian tapi cara penakut,” kata Ketua Wanita PKR ini.
Beliau berkata, sebuah syarikat awam yang sepatutnya memacu ekonomi negara akhirnya mengalami kerugian besar atas sebab-sebab yang tidak diketahui.
“Sime Darby adalah sebuah syarikat awam yang diharapkan untuk memacu ekonomi negara tetapi akhirnya mereka mengalami kerugian besar.
“Bagaimana perkara sebegini boleh berlaku?
“Ini bukan sahaja melibatkan isu negeri tetapi isu nasional dan ekonomi juga. Jadi satu penjelasan perlu dibuat menganai perkara ini,” katanya lagi.

TGNA Setaraf Dengan Pemimpin Islam Dunia - Dato' Haji Husam

EXCO Kerajaan Negeri Kelantan Dato' Haji Husam Musa menganggap ketokohan Mursyidul Am PAS Tuan Guru Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat hampir sebaris atau setaraf dengan Presiden Iran Mahmood Ahmadinejad, pengasas Hammas Asy-Syahid Sheikh Ahmad Yassin dan juga lain-lain pemimpin Islam dunia dalam mempertahankan dan memperjuangkan cita-cita Islam.

Beliau menganggap sedemikian kerana Tuan Guru Nik Abdul Aziz walaupun bertubuh kecil, namun pengaruh ucapannya begitu digeruni oleh seteru politiknya sebagaimana Amerika Syarikat dan Israel begitu gerun terhadap pengaruh ucapan Mahmood, Ahmad dan lain-lain pimpinan Islam dunia.

"Bagi saya, Tok Guru semacam Ahmadinejad (kerana) tubuh sahaja yang kecil, beliau bukan jenis yang gagah perkasa, berbadan sasa atau ada lain-lain kelebihan fizikal tapi bila Tok Guru bersuara, ia begitu menakutkan seteru-seteru politiknya (seperti) UMNO," ujar beliau kelmarin dalam Ceramah Cakna yang telah diadakan Dun Kijang, Kelantan.
"Sheikh Ahmad Yaasin juga berumur orangnya, saya kira seperti Tok Guru, tetapi Sheikh Ahmad Yasin menakutkan Zionis Israel manakala ucapan Nik Aziz pula menakutkan proksi Zionis Israel di Malaysia." ujar beliau lagi kepada para hadirin yang hadir. beliau (Dato' Haji Husam Musa sebelum ini adalah ADUN Kijang sebelum bertanding dan menang di DUNSalor)

Sehubungan itu, Husam yang juga AJK PAS Pusat berkata, Tuan Guru Nik Abdul Aziz sebagai simbol perjuangan rakyat serta pemimpin spiritual oleh rakyat dan sebilangan besar pemimpin Pakatan Rakyat belakangan ini.

"Tok Guru amat disenangi oleh hampir semua masyarakat berbagai bangsa di Malaysia, sebut saja nama Tok Guru, baik cina, india, melayu, orang asli atau apa-apa bangsa pasti kenal dan teringin untuk berjumpa dengan Tok Guru secara berdepan. dapat tengok dari jauh pun sudah cukup, sudah mendapat kepuasan dalam diri".

Disebabkan itu juga, beliau berharap Nik Aziz supaya tidak mengendahkan desakan untuk meletak jawatan sebagai Menteri Besar
Kelantan oleh seteru-seteru politik Nik Aziz.

"Kenapa nak suruh Tok Guru berhenti (melepaskan jawatan sebagai Menteri Besar)? Tok Guru adalah simbol besar kalau tidak pada PAS pun, rakyat anggap Tok Guru sebagai simbol perjuangan menolak politik perkauman yang dicanangkan oleh rejim UMNO," ujarnya lagi.

Tidak cukup dengan itu, beliau yang juga Adun Salor mencadangkan Nik Aziz supaya bertanding untuk kerusi Parlimen pada Pilihan Raya Umum ke-13 (PRU13) kelak, selain terus kekal bertanding di kerusi Dun Chempaka.

"(Pada) PRU13, saya cadang Tok Guru bukan setakat dikekalkan bertanding (di peringkat) Dun, kalau boleh bertanding (di peringkat) Parlimen, saya akan memberikan sokongan penuh" beliau menambah.

Menurut beliau, dengan ketokohan Tuan Guru Nik Abdul Aziz di Dewan Rakyat kelak, tidak mustahil ianya bakal menggugat kepemimpinan UMNO BN di bawah Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak sebagaimana yang terjadi di Dun Kelantan sebelum ini.

Turut berucap dalam Ceramah Cakna di Karnival Rakyat dan EXPO Pertanian DUN Kijang pada malam itu ialah, ADUN Kijang Wan Ubaidah binti Omar yang juga EXCO Kerajaan Negeri Kelantan.

Dato' Haji Husam Musa dan YB Ubaidah juga sempat menyampaikan hadiah bagi cabutan bertuah kepada para pemenang yang berupa Basikal, Hamper, seekor kambing dan juga seekor lembu sumbangan beberapa individu dan Syarikat Swasta dalam majlis tersebut.

Sibu: The postal ballot loop-holes

Pakatan polling agents were unable to witness the casting of ballots by over a thousand postal voters who were said to be located outside the Sibu police headquarters and two main army camps.


That’s the assertion made by an experienced Pas polling agent familiar with the process.
Back at Wisma Sanyan, the main coordinating centre for postal ballots, Pakatan polling agents for the Sibu by-election exercised unprecedented scrutiny over the counting and verification of postal ballots.
As the agents spotted more and more discrepancies in the postal ballots, the pile of spoilt and rejected ballots grew higher and higher. (The agents had been thoroughly briefed on what to look out for.)
One official snapped, “At this rate, we will be here until midnight!”
To which, a DAP rep retorted, “Fine, we are willing to stay here all night, but we want to make sure everything is properly done.”
The Sibu by-election put the spotlight on postal votes as never before. An entire nation waited with bated breath for the outcome of the postal ballots. The DAP’s Wong Ho Leng was leading by 2,651 votes (excluding postal ballots) but that majority was about the same number as the postal ballot papers, which usually goes overwhelmingly to the BN.
Much confusion arose during the live coverage on this blog: were there 2,500-plus postal votes (as earlier reported) or 2,800-plus?
I was determined to try and cast more light on the process. For far too long, the conduct of postal balloting has been carried out in secrecy and most Malaysians know very little about what takes place. This continuing opacity has great implications for future elections, including the coming Sarawak state election.
In fact, what puzzles me is that if individual postal voters can cast their ballots at army and police polling centres in and around Sibu, why can’t they vote like everyone else – perhaps early on polling day or a day earlier if they are going to be on duty on polling day? Why do they need “postal ballots” if most of them are based in Sibu anyway?
Let’s look more closely at what transpired behind the scenes:
Postal votes – the numbers
Official number of army/police postal voters: 2,537
(according to Election Commission press statement on 16 April)
Second layer/ad hoc postal voters: 290
These are Election Commission officials from Sibu who were on duty. (In the same press statement, the Commission said they would have a total of 1,149 workers on duty for the by-election.)
Ballot papers issued: 2,827
Results:
BN – 2,323
DAP – 70
Independent – 36
Spoilt – 208
Not returned (Did not vote) – 190
Those who didn’t vote /return their ballots comprised:
Election Commission workers – 179 (62% of the 290 election workers on the postal ballots roll did not turn up to vote after Pakatan polling agents were alerted to watch out for them.)
Army – 8
Police – 3
Total – 190
11 ballot boxes in all for postal votes:
Police – 3
Army – 7
Election Commission workers – 1
Now, here’s a chronology of what happened. This chronology will be further updated/revised based on feedback I receive:
12 May
Ballot papers are issued at Wisma Sanyan:
Envelope A – contains ballot paper.
Envelope B – contains Form 2, which provides details of voters and the serial number of the ballot paper, to be signed by the witness, usually a senior officer.
Polling agents check the serial numbers, names and IC numbers against the electoral rolls.
Both these envelopes are placed in a larger brown envelope.
There are four postal ballot polling centres: Wisma Sanyan (election workers); Police HQ in Sibu,
and two army camps near Sibu (Batu 14 Kem Oya and Batu 10 Kem Rescom).
Officers from these centres turn up to collect the ballots for the personnel at the respective centres.
13-15 May
Now this is where things get a bit hazy.
Party polling agents are present at the Sibu Police HQ and the two army camps on polling days (13-14 May). Army and police officers sign Borang 2 as witness. (Why do these officers need to be witnesses? Why do you need a witness form with the voter’s details and the ballot paper serial numbers on it?) And most of the postal voters cast their ballots there and then at the centre.
But there is an apparently serious lack of oversight for 1,040 postal ballots for which the voters are not based in the police HQ or at the army camps but are stationed at other locations nearby, according to an experienced Pas polling agent. These ballots are cast at unknown locations with no polling agents present. “There is a lot of room for abuse and manipulation,” suggests the agent.
As for Election Commission workers, they are allowed to take their ballots home and return them by 16 May – another big loophole. The Assistant Returning Officer, their spouse or anyone else can sign as witness. Individual postal voters drop off their envelopes at Wisma Sanyan from 13-15 May.
16 May
All ballots papers are returned to Wisma Sanyan from the camps and police HQ by around 10.00am. Voting officially closes by 5.00pm, but most of the voting is completed by the afternoon anyway.
The Forms are then separated from the ballot paper envelopes. Officials hold up Form 2 and Envelope A at the point of separation for polling agents to witness.
Polling agents quickly check the voters and witness (usually a superior officer) particulars on the Form: name, address, IC number, signature, date. Eagle-eyed agents look out for about eight different particulars and memorise them especially the witness signature (as they are not allowed to refer to earlier Forms to double check the consistency).
It is at this point that ballot papers may be rejected as spoilt.
The usual reasons for rejection in Sibu:
- no signature
- wrong date (a few were dated in March or early May!)
- IC number doesn’t contain the pre-fix ‘T’ (for Tentera).
- the same witness but signature differs from that in other Forms bearing the same witness name.
In all, 208 votes are accepted as spoilt.
Before the ballot papers are placed in the boxes, another round of checking takes place: the folded ballot paper serial numbers are matched against the serial numbers on Envelope A.
6.00pm – Counting begins at Wisma Sanyan
8.30pm – Counting ends
Ballot papers packed into boxes ready to move to polling centre.
At this point, the DAP’s Wong Ho Leng is leading by 2,651 votes ahead (by a 50: 42 margin) of SUPP candidate Robert Lau, with only postal votes remaining.
But returning officers and EC officials are reportedly holed up in a room engaged in discussions and “tabulating figures”. DAP agents claim tabulating should only take about 30 minutes.
10.00pm – EC officials bring down the boxes – but where is Form 15, which the polling agents have to sign?
DAP polling agents are told not to touch the boxes. Police are called in to yellow-tape the area where the boxes lie.
The Form is finally produced but not signed by polling agents. DAP agents are still not happy but let it pass as their candidate is going to win anyway.
10.30pm – Boxes arrive at Dewan Suarah, the main counting centre.
Wong Ho Leng is declared the winner by 398 votes (2,651 majority before postal votes – 2,323 BN postal votes + DAP postal votes 70).
If anything above is incorrect, do leave your comments and clarifications.

Vanity thy name is Rosmah!




What must posses this women to sanction such air brushed images of herself? Was she ever this good looking once to be able to give the excuse that this images was of hers taken many many many (aisehman I think maybe too many “many” here…but maybe just one more “many” lah just to be on the safe side)..…many years ago and now used without her permission or her knowledge? Cannot lah! Even Najib must be unable to keep himself from sniggering when confronted by this image of his “controlling” beloved! 

Methinks to be more precise the whole F@#*&i# nation must be killing themselves with laughter…holding on to their perut, swaying from side to side and breaking out into wave after wave of ha ha ha…ho ho ho and hee hee hee…falling all over the floor and always with the “coming from the gut” kind of laughter…which is exactly what the doctor ordered in order to give us some respite from these horrendous times that we now find ourselves in! Just picture the three Bujang Lapok – Ajis, Sudin and Ramlee - trying to make sense of the images and the “real thing! Impossible they will say!

Remember what Bubba said in Forest Gump about what can be done to prawns?
“Anyway, like I was sayin', shrimp is the fruit of the sea. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. Dey's uh, shrimp-kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There's pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich. That- that's about it”
If that much can be done with the humble prawn then I do wonder what the “First Lady” has been doing to her face to keep getting younger by the day - (and only her face because thankfully other parts of herself are undercover–though there are bulges here and there which cannot be ignored by all and sundries). I guess the phase “ageing gracefully” is not in her vocabulary! I am not trying to be mean here…I AM being mean!
But jokes aside…is it not sad to have the wife of our Prime Minister believing so erroneously that she is that women in the pictures in the newspaper. More worrying does our Prime Minister condone the audacity of this women to try and stop the vestiges of ageing in the manner that King Canute contemptuously attempted to stop he waves! It would seem that Rosmah and Canute believe in the impossible. Canute cannot stop the waves, as Rosmah cannot grow younger everyday. Rosmah if you persists in this audacious attempts of staying Father Time –then like Canute the proof of the pie is in its eating. When the time comes for you to “berdepan dengan Rakyat” during the "turun padang" moments then you will hear the children tell us all that “the King has no clothes” ..Or am I simply wasting my effort to bring some semblance of normality into her life? But here again I hear the refrain from Mrs. Gump “What's normal anyways?”
In closing I again quote the words of the immortal Forest Gump “That's all I have to say about that” If you think this is an attempt to make fun of a women who is obsessed about projecting air brushed image of herself to the public then I can categorically tell you that it is! 
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Blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin: Lawyers say he must exhaust local channels first


Meanwhile, former legal and judicial officer Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Abdul Rahman said there was nothing the Malaysian government could do to force Raja Petra to return to stand trial in Malaysia unless the existing extradition treaty covering criminal cases is enforced.
KEVIN ONG, Malay Mail
Malaysian lawyers have described the challenge by online portal Malaysia Today editor Raja Petra Kamarudin for his criminal defamation case to be tried in the UK as ludicrous.
In raising the challenge in the first place, questions are also being asked if Raja Petra is simply trying to draw international attention to the supposed bias in the judicial system here (see accompanying report).
Veteran lawyer Wan Asmir Wan Majid believes Raja Petra is trying to gain the International Court's attention for his case to be tried there on neutral grounds.
If this is the ultimate aim, Wan Asmir felt Raja Petra is going about it the wrong way. "Getting the involvement of the international court is a long-winded process. He should come back to Malaysia to resolve this matter instead."
"Furthermore, the Malaysian Attorney-General's chambers cannot deliberately release investigation papers to a foreign court at will."
Another senior lawyer Salim Bashir said Raja Petra had yet to exhaust his remedies locally, as the case was suspended when the editor disappeared after jumping bail. He failed to attend court hearings on April 23 and May 23 last year and arrest warrants have since been issued against him.
"Being a fugitive is not going to resolve the matter. He needs to face a fair trial here in Malaysia," said Salim.
"Should he lose the case, he can always go to the Court of Appeal."
On Raja Petra's challenge to be tried in UK, Salim said: "To be tried for acts done in Malaysia in a foreign court is peculiar and unlikely to be undertaken. Both the Malaysian and British governments could refer to the Mutual Existence on Criminal Matters Act 2002 to work on a solution to resolve the issue."
Meanwhile, former legal and judicial officer Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Abdul Rahman said there was nothing the Malaysian government could do to force Raja Petra to return to stand trial in Malaysia unless the existing extradition treaty covering criminal cases is enforced.
"Since Raja Petra was charged for a criminal offence, the government can use the treaty to get him expatriated by the British. Without it, the Malaysian government cannot gain cooperation from the British nor demand the fugitive be sent back."
"It is all about jurisdiction. The British court cannot try Raja Petra for these Malaysian criminal defamation charges, just as we are powerless to do the same against him in a foreign court."
Malaysian Bar Council vice-president Lim Chee Wee said the merits of having Raja Petra's trial conducted in Britain are questionable and felt the blogger should only be tried in Malaysia.
"The only option for Malaysia is to have him extradited, which would then raise human rights issues in Britain as to whether he will be given a fair trial here."
"While our judiciary has made great strides in improving its disposal of commercial disputes, it is unfortunate the courts have yet to regain public confidence in its decisions involving human rights issues."
Speaking up for Raja Petra, senior lawyer Yusmadi Yusof said the issue should be seen through the online portal editor's perspective.
"The issue here is justice and Raja Petra cannot see himself being fairly tried under the Malaysian legal system. He feels the law does not function properly in politically motivated cases such as this."
Yusmadi said should the Malaysian prosecutors have a firm grip of the case, there was no harm in continuing the trial in Britain.
"Let this be a litmus test for the Malaysian justice system, to see if justice can be made borderless."
Three criminal defamation charges against Raja Petra stem from a statutory declaration he filed in the KL courts on the murder of Mongolian model Altantuya Shaariibuu based on allegations made against Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak's wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor.
At Press time, the Attorney-General's office could not be contacted as to whether extradition orders have or will be issued for Raja Petra.
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'Let's fight it out in the UK'

By HALIZA HASHIM-DOYLE in London

RPK
ALL TALK: RPK answers questions at a public talk in the UK — Pic: DANNY LIM
FLANKED by four burly men, fugitive blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin, or RPK, stood at the podium in a packed hall at a law school in London last Saturday and challenged the Malaysian authorities to bring standing charges against him to the courts in the United Kingdom.
The controversial Malaysia Today founder and editor said he would fight charges of criminal defamation and sedition as well as the appeal against his Internal Security Act (ISA) detention, given a level playing field.
“I will take on the government and I will fight them in 'my' territory. 'My' territory is here in the UK,” he said.
It was his first public appearance since his self-imposed exile from Malaysia over a year ago.
A member from the audience compared him with Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, who is facing a trial in Malaysia but RPK is instead living in exile in the UK.
RPK rejected the view that he should return home to prove his innocence of the charges levelled against him.
"Unlike Anwar, I do not aspire to be a political leader. I’ll probably be a free man longer than Anwar,” he said.
“A first-year law student can tell you that it is not the job of the accused to prove his innocence. It is the job of the prosecution to prove guilt."
Dave Vasoodevan, a Malaysian lawyer in London who attended RPK's talk, said: "The alleged offence took place in Malaysia so only the Malaysian courts have the jurisdiction to try him in Malaysia."
"Malaysia can request through Interpol or Scotland Yard to arrest him (RPK) if he is seen as running away from the law but UK courts have no jurisdiction to hear this matter. It is a Malaysian case. You can't choose where to have your case heard."
"Why RPK challenged the Malaysian authorities to bring standing charges against him to the courts in the UK, only he can explain," added Vasoodevan.
An audience of about 350 people — mostly Malaysians working and studying in the UK — spent almost two hours listening to RPK's talk, peppered with humour and sarcasm. RPK was accompanied by his wife, Marina.
The bodyguards in their dark glasses were jittery as latecomers entered the already packed lecture theatre, and they stood at the back of the hall.
But the talk and RPK's The Silent Roar book-signing session went on without any trouble.
While Londoners were basking in the hot sun on Saturday afternoon, The Malay Mail asked the crowd of businessmen, students, accountants and lawyers why they attended RPK's talk and what they expected to hear.
"I am intrigued. I read Malaysia Today. I don't think he is extreme in his views. They are what we think except he is capable of bringing them out in the open, "said a businessman, Lee, who had travelled all the way from Bath.
Azman, an architect from Reading, said: "I expected some new stuff from his talk but he actively posts on his  website daily so some were repeated from his writings. But there were interesting comments on the recent Sibu by-election, and voting systems."
I don't think he is an opportunist and he is fighting for a just cause." Jason, a Cambridge University student, said: "RPK speaks most of what our generation thinks. His voice resonates what we are thinking and we admire his courage."
His friend Lim echoed the support. "RPK is a catalyst. He enables people to think about issues. It is about our rights. Individual rights and the right to speak for a better future for Malaysia."
RPK's talk revolved around the fact that he was twice detained without charge or trial under the Internal Security Act (ISA) and he argued that such a law has outlived its usefulness to the point that Malaysians are afraid of getting arrested under the ISA.
RPK termed ISA as "a political tool used by the Barisan Nasional government to silence dissent and keep secrets".
“In the past, the ISA stopped you from shooting and bombing. Today, it stops you from having thoughts. So you have a nation of robots.”
Vasoodaven added: "It makes sense, legally, to have a review of the ISA laws, as we know it was originally intended for a specific purpose. It  needs to be revised in line with the modern times as otherwise it stifles the progressive mind."
RPK's talk was hosted by the Solicitors International Human Rights Group (SIHRG) which addresses human rights issues in the UK and around the world.
Shubhaa Srinivasan, Malaysia subgroup chair for SIHRG, was pleased with the response to RPK's first-hand account of his experiences campaigning for transparency and accountability in Malaysian politics.

Kempen UMNO – ajak keluarga masuk UMNO ..ha..ha..kesian betul UMNO@APCO nie sekarang...??


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Kami berusaha untuk mencari satu iklan yang menyarankan bukan sahaja kita masuk UMNO tetapi ajak sekali saudara mara untuk masuk UMNO. Tapi apa yang sebenarnya tidak nampak molek dalam satu cawangan UMNO ini. Adakah ini yang dimaksudkan supaya ajak saudara-saudara sekali menyertai UMNO. Apakah ada kesalahan pada UMNO Cawangan ini sewaktu Perhimpunan Tahunan mereka. Ada sesiapa nak ulas mengenai gambar ini?
UMNO REFORM

Churchill, Najib dan Mugabe

Biarpun ditawarkan dengan RM 5 juta, pengundi Sibu tetap membalas dengan tamparan sengit kepada Perdana Menteri Najib Razak, apabila memberikan kemenangan kepada DAP-Pakatan Rakyat dalam pilihan raya kecil baru-baru ini.
PRK Sibu telah melabuh tirai.  Tetapi kes rasuah "You help me, I help you" baru sahaja dibuka tirainya.  Ucapan ini bukan sahaja berbau rasuah, malah memperlihatkan keangkuhan pemimpin ini.
Dari ucapannya, jelas Najib (gambar kanan) langsung tidak berniat untuk menjejak Sibu.  "Saya langsung tak perlu datang ke sini... Ini bukan tempatnya PM harus datang."  Sekiranya kandungan ini bukan bermakna "memperlekehkan", maka kita perlu menyunting kamus yang baru.
Paling menjijikan, apabila Najib menarik undi dengan satu nada yang tidak serius, selaku seorang PM.  Apabila beliau menyebut, "Let's make a deal", dan "you help me, I help you", ia seolah-olah nada ketika seorang bos bercakap dengan orang bawahannya.
Semasa menambahkan peruntukan dari RM3 juta hingga RM5 juta, Najib berlagak seakan-akan wang cukai rakyat boleh digunakan bagai wang kertas dalam permainan jutawan.  Perutukan dana ditabur begitu sahaja, tanpa sedikit rasa hemah, malah tiada kajian terhadap angka ini, sama ada projek ini benar bernilai sedemikian.
Tindakan menyogok pengundi secara terbuka dengan RM 5 juta, membuktikan bahawa darah yang mengalir dalam tubuh badan Najib masih berbau feudalisme.  Beliau sedikit pun tidak menganggap bahawa rakyatnya bermaruah.  Untuk Najib, undi hanyalah pulangan amalan politik patronage, dan beliau melihat pengundi sebagai modalnya.
Tetapi ada benarnya apabila Najib berkata kempen BN kurang kreatif berbanding Pakatan Rakyat.  Undi Cina agak sukar dipikat, maka berjuta dan berpuluh juta wang ringgit disogokkan.  Sebaliknya, undi bumiputera yang dilihat sebagai "undi besi", disogok dengan harga yang lebih rendah.  Setiap orang hanya mendapat RM600, malah RM10 ribu atau RM20 ribu diberikan kepada tuai rumah untuk membereskan puak kaumnya.
Malah, sesetengah orang tempatan diperalatkan untuk menghalang pembangkang daripada memasuki kawasannya.  Inilah strategi BN dari dulu hingga sekarang.  Satu-satu bezanya, pengundi Cina tidak termakan umpan kali ini.
Spin-doctoring
Cuba bayangkan, seandainya pengundi Cina menerima rasuah secara terang-terang ini, apakah kesan negatifnya terhadap perhubungan kaum dalam Sarawak dan seluruh Malaysia?  Orang Cina bernilai puluhan juta, bumiputera pula hanya saki-bakinya.  Bukankah ini memperkukuhkan stereotype selama ini?  Seandainya dibiarkan BN untuk meneruskan dasar pecah dan perintah sebegini, sehingga rasuah pun boleh jadi berat sebelah.  Apakah masa depan negara ini?
Peruntukan sedemikian yang hanya diberikan semasa pilihan raya, malah tanpa pertimbangan wajar, tidak mengira prinsip ekonomi dan efisiensi, membuktikan bahawa kerajaan selama ini hanya memegang pangkat tanpa berbuat apa-apa.  Lebih-lebih lagi, apabila kerajaan ini telah membiasakan diri dengan pujaan media arus perdana, masih gagal menyesuaikan diri dengan perubahan minda rakyat secara tiba-tiba.
Maklumlah mengapa biarpun ditewaskan bertalu-talu, pemimpin BN masih tidak faham apa kemahuan pengundi, yang sebenarnya berbunyi dasar yang adil, politik yang bersih dan kerajaan yang efisien.
Arus media perdana (bahasa Cina khususnya) kini cuba membentuk imej Najib sebagai "pembawa perubahan".  Rencana cuba menjurus kepada "UMNO boleh ditolak, tetapi bukan Najib", selari dengan retorik MCA "jangan tersilap apabila mempersalahkan orang lain".  Ini adalah spin-doctoring politik.  Seandainya audien termakan dengan rencana sebegini, maka proses pendemokrasian negara akan mengundur.
Mujur, daripada keputusan PRK Sibu, meskipun pengundi membaca Borneo Post, See Hua Daily News dan Sinchew Daily, tetapi kebijaksanaan politik mereka tidak terjejas.  Cuma, saya secara peribadi menaruh harapan kepada pemimpin gereja, seandainya ditawarkan peruntukan, mereka akan memperingatkan penyogok, "Kami mengalu-alukan peruntukan dana yang wajar dan halal.  Tetapi, biarlah selepas pilihan raya, dan bukannya semasa tempoh berkempen."
Seandainya inilah pendekatannya, maka ia akan menonjolkan kematanganan politik pengundi, dan keadilan yang didukung dalam agama.
Perdana Menteri Britain Winston Churchill berjasa dalam menumpaskan Nazi Jerman.  Tetapi beliau ditolak tanpa belas kasihan oleh pengundi dalam pilihan raya pertama selepas peperangan.  Beliau tidak melatah, malah berusha dengan lebih bersungguh-sungguh untuk menewaskan Parti Buruh selepas lima tahun.
Sebaliknya, Presiden Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe juga melabel dirinya sebagai reformis pada peringkat awal beliau memegang tampuk pimpinan.  Namun, untuk menangkis cabaran pembangkang, Mugabe telah merosakkan sistem kehakiman, menggunakan segala cara yang kotor untuk mengekalkan kuasa dirinya.  Akhirnya, Zimbabwe yang pernah seketika menjadi negara yang terkaya di Afrika, mengalami keranapan sistem ekonominya.
Sememangnya Najib bukanlah Winston Churchill.  Selepas keajaiban PRK Sibu, tindak tanduknya akan diteliti, sama ada sistem politik, kehakiman dan ekonomi akan terus di- Zimbabwe-kan!

RPK vs the Malaysian govt: Who dares will win

AFTER 14 months of lying low, Raja Petra Kamaruddin (RPK) finally had his debut in London and received a standing ovation from a packed hall at the BPP Law School in Holborn, London.
The crowd comprised a mix of journalists from the Malaysian media, reporters from the foreign press, Malaysians living overseas, students, interested non-Malaysians and curiously, Malaysian tourists in London who somehow got wind of RPK's lecture.
RPK's entourage included his wife, Marina Lee Abdullah and his lawyer, Amarjit Sidhu, who were all escorted by two bodyguards.
rpk-london-malaysiaThe talk started with a short clip of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation showing Marina and her daughter on their way to visit RPK at Kamunting. Whilst it is obvious that the detainee is the one who is suffering both physical and mental torture, many overlook the stress placed on family members. Marina later confessed that the range of emotions raging through her was so intense that she would at times, have her daughter speak on her behalf.
RPK's explanation of the origins of the Internal Security Act 1960 (ISA) was simple. The ISA started out as the Emergency Regulations Ordinance 1948, to combat communist terrorism during the Emergency of Malaya. It should have been removed from the statute books with the end of the Emergency but it wasn't. The other opportunity for removal presented itself at the 1989 Peace Treaty with the communists, but again, was never acted on.
In 2002, the Malaysian Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) conducted a study of detainees and found that the ISA was being abused for political reasons. To date, no information is available, but it has been suggested that in the past 40 years, around 10,000 people have been detained by the draconian ISA.
'My territory is here in the UK'
People have disappeared and families have been intimidated. They were petrified to mention that their relative had been detained. One shocking fact was that a detainee had been incarcerated for 32 years. We were given details of the shocking detention of whole groups of people in Sabah.
RPK reminded us that the government had succeeded in putting the politics of fear into its people: "In the past, the ISA stopped you from shooting and bombing. Today, it stops you from having thoughts. So you have a nation of robots."
He then challenged the Malaysian government to bring him to trial in the United Kingdom where he felt that there was a level playing field in his fight against charges of defamation and sedition as well as his appeal against his detention under the ISA.
He said, "I will take on the government and I will fight them but I will do what Sun Tzu said, 'Fight him in your territory. So my territory is here in the UK."
He compared himself with Anwar Ibrahim, the leader of the opposition party who was facing a sodomy charge which Pakatan insists is trumped up. Anwar, he said, aspires to be the next prime minister and is prepared to face the risks. However, RPK added, "I have no political aspirations. And I'll probably be a free man longer than Anwar".
He questioned why the Attorney-General had yet to decide on the government's appeal against his release from the ISA, after more than a year. He even stressed how the Malaysian judiciary was tainted and cited several examples of his problems with the judges at his hearing.
He urged each and every Malaysian to exercise their right to vote, which was provided for in the Constitution.
He even called on overseas Malaysians residing in the United Kingdom to demand the right to vote during the Malaysian Election. He suggested a location in London, possibly, the Malaysian High Commission where independent observers from the parties could bear witness to fairness. He also insisted on a foreign election watch, possibly a United Nations team of observers to stop the rampant fraud in our elections.
'The time for diplomacy is over'
Citing the recent Sibu by-election, he related how the Election Commission manipulated events such as the handling of the postal votes and the delayed announcement of the result. He blamed the prime minister's "deal or no deal" stance on an electoral system and Electoral Commission that needed urgent serious reform.
The PM's offer of RM5m to the people of Sibu, was a violation of election law. He cited how the Election Commission then said that the case had to be reported to the MACC, which in turn would probably say that a police report had to be made first. Each institution was intent on passing the buck.

He expressed frustration and said it was like a dog chasing its tail and that in the meantime, the time frame for reporting such abuses might even have lapsed.

He even alleged that there was a power failure in Sibu whilst the votes were being counted, something which had not been reported in the press. He also referred to past election disappointments during similar black-outs.
RPK ended the talk with the call for greater transparency and accountability in Malaysian politics.
He was in a defiant mood. The time for diplomacy is over, he declared.

Sibu win 'rekindles new hopes'

SIBU - DAP stalwart Lim Kit Siang said the win in Sibu has rekindled new hopes among Sarawakians and Malaysians and it has brought great challenges and responsibilities to the State DAP leadership.

Saying that it would be hard work from now on until the Sarawak State election and the 13th General election, he urged the DAP Sarawak State committee to plan and build on the political momentum created by the Sibu victory.

"The Sibu by-election victory does not belong to DAP alone. It is the victory of the great people of Sibu," he said at a 'Thank You' dinner here last night.

Lim said the hard fought DAP and Pakatan Rakyat victory has been a miraculous victory for all Malaysians which give a glimpse of possibility of New Politics and replacement of the Barisan Nasional government in Petrajaya and Putrajaya in the next one or two years.

Sibu_kitsiangOn the challenges ahead, Lim called on the party to widen the support base especially in enlisting young, idealistic and like minded Ibans and Melanau/Malays to join the DAP cause, to strengthen and expand the DAP organisation and political presence in Sarawak and to forge and project a strong Pakatan Rakyat profile and presence in the state.

Lim said the Sibu victory should serve as a notice to Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak that Sarawak and Sabah can no longer be regarded as "fixed deposit" states and that both states are fully entitled to demand for fair and just treatment of their rights as equal citizens of Malaysia.

He said DAP's victorious candidate Wong Ho Leng will make his maiden speech in Parliament and he will speak not just for Sibu or Sarawak but for all Malaysia.

“I have also put in questions highlighting the need for the Barisan Nasional government, whether national or state, to redress many of the long-standing grievances of Sarawakians and Sabahans since the formation of Malaysia 47 years ago," said Lim.

Lim also said he would pose two questions to the Prime Minister next month:

* To ask the Prime Minister whether he would set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry on the broken  promises to Sabah and Sarawak on the formation of Malaysia in 1963, in particular just and equitable development of the people from the two rich states.

* to give the amounts of Federal allocations to Sarawak for each year since 1963, giving a breakdown of their uses.

Lim said he will visit Sabah next week and will discuss the parliamentary questions he had submitted highlighting why Sabahans are so aggrieved about the present political system which have made them feel that they are strangers in their own homeland.

Son: Umno using 'political assassin' to kill dad

By RK Anand

KUALA LUMPUR: MIC central working committee (CWC) member S Vell Paari has accused Umno of using a "political assassin" to cause disruption in the component party.
Vell Paari, who is the son of MIC president S Samy Vellu, was responding to the "Gerakan Anti-Samy Vellu" campaign, which is rumoured to have the blessings of Umno's top leaders.
[Today's other MIC development: Two more Samy critics axed]
The campaign was unveiled by sacked MIC Youth deputy chief V Mugilan on Saturday while the official launch has been slated for May 30.

Speaking to FMT, Vell Paari did not mince his words when he lashed out at Umno for setting a dangerous precedent.

"It is dangerous when outsiders get involved. Forget the fact that my father is the MIC president and just look at the issue from the perspective of democracy. He was democratically elected by the branch chairmen.

"So whenever there is a leader who does not see eye-to-eye with the powers that be, will they hire political assassins to bring him down?" he asked.

"When you are unhappy, you use people within the party to do things like this. It shakes the fundamentals of democracy, the Barisan Nasional spirit as well as the party members' decision on who is to be their leader," he added.

'Umno drives the BN bus'
Citing the 2008 general election, Vell Paari questioned if the Indian and Chinese communities voted against BN because of the leadership of MIC or MCA.

"It had nothing to do with the leadership of these two parties. It is the inequality we have today, that was the straw which broke the camel's back," he said.

"BN component parties are only passengers on a bus. The bus is driven by Umno," he added, indicating that it is Umno's actions and policies which were the root cause of the problem.

In the last general election, Vell Paari pointed out that among the major reasons that led to BN losing Indian votes were the demolition of temples, the revocation of licences for scrap metal dealers and the incarceration of Hindraf leaders.

"Did my father do all these? But now they are turning around and blaming him. The propaganda (by Umno) is designed in such a way so as to divert attention from the real issue," he said.

In view of this, he urged all MIC members and the Indian community to "open their eyes and see what is happening as a dangerous situation is taking shape".

If left unchecked, Vell Paari warned that in future, the leadership of component parties will be nothing more than an Umno "menu card", which states who should be president, deputy president and so forth.

"We might have differences within the Indian community, with the likes of IPF and Makkal Sakti but that is okay; we can sort it out among ourselves. But to groom a political assassin to intervene, this is very dangerous," he said, referring to Mugilan who is known to have close ties with Umno leaders.

'Subra - guilty by impression'
As for former MIC deputy president S Subramaniam's threat to take legal action against Vell Paari for linking him to the anti-Samy Vellu campaign, the CWC member said he is not perturbed by this.

"This is nothing new; he has sued me before and we have a case pending in court. But my contention is simple, why is it that whenever something like this happens, his supporters are always at the forefront?" he asked.

Saying that Subramaniam is "guilty by impression", Vell Paari likened the veteran politician's denial to a cow which claims no responsibility for the milk and blames the milkman instead.

"If I made a wrong assumption, then I am prepared to apologise. But he must explain why his supporters are there (backing the campaign)," he said.

However, Vell Paari urged Subramaniam to set aside his political differences with Samy Vellu and focus on the external threat.

"Both my father and him have contributed to the development of the party. Is he prepared to let outside forces break up MIC?

"You can pass opinions, but collaborating with outside forces to bring about disruption in the party is a dangerous thing. What your supporters do on the ground reflects on you," he said.

Confirmed: Palanivel will take over
Meanwhile, Vell Paari also dismissed speculation that current deputy president G Palanivel will not be taking over the reins when his father steps down next year.

"Let me tell you: the tranisition of power will be smooth and Palanivel is taking over. If my father steps down in September, Palanivel will become the acting president.
"He wanted to pass the post to Palanivel after the last general election, but MIC leaders had asked him to stay on and help rebuild the party," he said.

Vell Paari revealed that Samy Vellu had told top leaders such as vice-presidents Dr S Subramaniam and M Saravanan recently that "this is the date I am leaving and Palanivel is taking over".

The MIC president, he said, also conveyed the same message to Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak.

"My father told the prime minister that he is stepping down in September or October next year and this will give Palanivel enough time to strengthen himself for the (MIC) presidential elections.

"During his meeting with DPM (Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin) in Parliament on April 14, my father made it clear that he was willing to quit immediately if that will persuade Umno to allow Palanivel to contest in Hulu Selangor.

"But they (Umno leaders) said 'No, this is not what we want from you'," he added.
Asked why Umno is now allegedly using the services of a political assassin to oust his father, Vell Paari replied: "To be honest, I am confused myself."

"Unless they are being fed with wrong information from certain people or perhaps it is the 'little Napoleons' and not the top leadership in Umno which is pushing for this," he said.

"But one thing is certain. In their haste to get rid of my father, they have only strengthened him further and this new development has caused much anger in MIC.

"I am getting tonnes of phone calls from MIC members and leaders asking me, 'Who are they to do this?'" he said.

Sejarah UMNO Sokong Arak

Sedar atau tidak asal-usul arak dibenarkan oleh siapa? Siapa lagi kalau bukan orang melayu yang bertopengkan Islam, UMNO dan pemimpin mereka. Tahukah anda siapa yang merasmikan kilang arak Guiness?

Tidak ramai yang tahu, UMNO yang menjadi tunjang kerajaan BN adalah parti yang bertanggungjawab memperkenalkan arak di Malaysia.

Pada tahun 1968, Presiden UMNO yang kedua dan Perdana Menteri yang pertama telah merasmikan pembukaan kilang arak Guiness di Sungai Way, yang masih wujud sehingga ke hari ini.

Benarlah kata orang, arak dan judi menjadi sebahagian kehidupan orang melayu Islam hasil daripada usaha gigih dari UMNO. Jasa UMNO yang paling besar adalah membawa arak dan judi ke dalam kehidupan orang melayu Islam sehari-hari dalam bentuk undang-undang dan peraturan.

Di bawah UMNO saudagar-saudagar judi mendapat status yang sangat istimewa seperti Lim Goh Tong, Ananda Krishnan, Vincent Tan dan dijangka lebih ramai lagi dengan berkembangnya industri ini.

SPRM CEPAT SIASAT MB SELANGOR TUU !!!


MB Khalid Ibrahim diminta bercuti bagi menjamin siasatan kes penyelewengan dalam Kumpulan Semesta Sdn. Bhd. (KSSB) yang melibatkan adiknya, Hajiman Ibrahim dapat dijalankan dengan lebih telus.


Pengerusi Gabungan Pelajar Melayu Semenanjung (GPMS) Selangor, Mohd. Faizal Mohd. Salleh berkata, ia juga dapat mengelakkan sebarang kecurigaan yang Abdul Khalid akan mempengaruhi siasatan.


''GPMS Selangor gembira dengan sikap berani Abdul Khalid yang menggalakkan sesiapa sahaja membuat laporan polis demi menjaga harta negeri atau membanteras penyalahgunaan kuasa termasuk membuat siasatan terhadap adiknya, Hajiman.


''Tapi kita tidak mahu siasatan ini terganggu. Semua pihak termasuk Abdul Khalid diminta memberi ruang kepada polis dan SPRM untuk menyiasat secara terperinci dan menyeluruh kes dakwaan kegiatan rasuah dan penyelewengan dalam KSSB.




p/s : Najib...? Rosmah...? Muhyiddin...? Adanan Yacob...? Nor Yaacob...?
ini semua bapak RASUAH....macam mana...?

Selangor Bahas Akta Kebebasan Maklumat Julai Depan

Oleh Norasikin Samsi
SHAH ALAM 24 Mei - Kerajaan Negeri Pakatan Rakyat Selangor mengulangi komitmen untuk merealisasikan Akta Kebebasan Maklumat dengan membentang dan membahaskan akta berkenaan dalam Sidang Dewan Negeri Selangor Julai depan.
Menurut Timbalan Speaker, Haniza Talha, Akta Kebebasan Maklumat ini bertujuan menggalakkan akses kepada maklumat yang dipegang oleh badan awam dan badan persendirian yang mempunyai kepentingan awam.
Beliau berkata pada dasarnya, prinsip yang diaplikasikan ialah semua maklumat yang dipegang oleh badan awam mampu diakses oleh rakyat terutamanya jika pendedahan maklumat tersebut mempunyai kepentingan awam dan selagi ianya tidak menggugat keselamatan negara.
"Contohnya, antara akses maklumat yang boleh diketahui orang awam adalah berkaitan urus tadbir, pembahagian tender saham dan maklumat lain yang tidak menjejaskan keselamatan negara," katanya kepada Suara Keadilan.
Haniza yang juga Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri Taman Medan berkata tujuan akta ini diwujudkan adalah untuk memberi kaedah timbal-balik supaya apa yang diputuskan kerajaan negeri adalah yang terbaik.
Beliau juga mengingatkan terhadap betapa pentingnya kebebasan menyuarakan pendapat dalam pembinaan masyarakat demokrasi.
Katanya undang-undang yang menyekat kebebasan bersuara seperti Akta Percetakan dan Penerbitan juga Akta Rahsia Rasmi yang digunakan bagi menyekat kebebasan media dan rakyat daripada menggunakan hak-hak mereka untuk mendapat pelbagai maklumat sewajarnya tidak dibiarkan berkekalan.
"Akta Kebebasan Maklumat ini relevan untuk rakyat daripada dihalang untuk mendapatkan maklumat secara telus.
"Dalam kes ini, kita boleh merujuk kepada Akta Keselamatan Dalam Negeri (ISA) yang mana mangsa ditahan tanpa dibicara," ujar beliau lagi.
Sementara itu, Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Tetap Kesihatan, Pekerja Ladang, Kemiskinan dan Kerajaan Prihatin, Dr Xavier Jayakumar berkata, antara agenda pelaksanaannya bertujuan sebagai sokongan kepada kebebasan media.
Menurutnya, pembentangan usul itu juga akan memberi satu kefahaman dan bantuan khusus kepada rakyat agar mereka dapat memperolehi sesuatu maklumat secara telus dan bertanggungjawab.
"Mengikut Artikel 10 Perlembagaan Persekutuan, rakyat berhak untuk menyampaikan sebarang maklumat, pendapat atau cadangan antara satu sama lain.
"Rang undang-undang ini menggariskan prinsip-prinsip asas hak kebebasan maklumat dan mekanisma berkesan bagi melindungi hak tersebut," katanya.
Namun ADUN Sri Andalas itu juga berkata, tidak bererti semua pihak dibenarkan berbuat demikian kerana ianya terikat dengan beberapa syarat yang ditetapkan.  
Dengan kesedaran bahawa kuasa untuk menghapuskan undang-undang seumpama itu terletak pada Kerajaan Persekutuan, Selangor kini berusaha dengan lebih proaktif lagi bagi mempromosikan agenda kebebasan maklumat.
Seawal tahun 2009, kerajaan negeri Selangor menubuhkan Jawatankuasa Bertindak Kebebasan Maklumat yang dianggotai Ahli-Ahli Dewan Negeri dan penjawat awam.

Pengistiharan Gadai Warisan Sejarah dan Hak Malaysia kepada Singapura.

Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak memerhatikan rakan sejawatnya Lee Hsien Loong menjawab soalan media pada sidang akhbar bersama di Hotel Shangri-la di sini, hari ini. Kedua-dua pemimpin itu bersetuju memindahkan stesen Kereta Api Tanah melayu Berhad di Tanjong Pagar di sini ke Pusat Pemeriksaan Kereta Api Woodlands menjelang Julai 2011.

Keluarga Pesakit Mental Mati Ditembak Polis Tuntut Penjelasan

Oleh Sidiqin Omar
MASJID TANAH 24 Mei - Pengerusi Majlis Pimpinan KEADILAN Negeri Melaka, Shamsul Iskandar Mohd Akin meminta pihak polis memberi penjelasan berhubung insiden kematian Mohd Fairulizam Mohammad, 30,  yang mati ditembak dalam satu kejadian di Paya Rumput, Melaka tahun lepas.
"Kami mendesak Timbalan Menteri Dalam Negeri, Datuk Wira Abu Seman Yusop untuk datang sendiri melawat keluarga mangsa dan membantu bagi mendapatkan keadilan. Apatah lagi, kejadian ini berlaku di Masjid Tanah, iaitu kawasan parlimen yang beliau sendiri wakili.
"Kami menganggap pihak polis telah menyalahgunakan kuasa dan mengambil kesempatan dengan melakukan sesuatu di luar prosedur operasi. Kini, selepas hampir setahun, pihak polis masih belum memberikan sebarang jawapan kepada keluarga mangsa tentang kejadian yang berlaku," tegas Shamsul pada ceramah di markas PAS Jalan Hujan Panas, Masjud Tanah Sabtu lalu.
Shamsul yang juga Ketua Angkatan Muda KEADILAN turut berkata beliau kesal dengan insiden tersebut sambil meminta pihak ketiga yang bebas diwujudkan bagi menjalankan siasatan termasuk rentetan kes yang melibatkan kematian dalam operasi pihak polis.
Dalam kejadian yang berlaku pada Oktober 2009, mangsa yang merupakan pesakit mental disyaki terlibat dalam satu kejadian amuk telah diminta oleh pihak polis untuk menyerahkan diri.
Ketika serbuan dilakukan, mangsa dikatakan telah meloloskan diri dan membawa lari kenderaan peronda polis keluar dari perkarangan rumahnya. Polis telah mengejar suspek hingga ke jalan raya berdekatan.
Tidak lama selepas itu, bapa mangsa, Mohammad memaklumkan yang dia ada terdengar bunyi letupan yang kuat sebanyak tiga kali tidak jauh dari rumah mereka.
Beliau kemudiannya mengetahui kematian anaknya selepas beliau pergi ke Balai Polis Masjid Tanah.

DHPP: Umno semakin 'sawan'

Apabila PAS menubuhkan Dewan Himpunan Penyokong PAS (DHPP), berbunyi suara sumbang kononnya PAS tidak mempercayai DAP dan PKR untuk mengawal orang bukan Islam yang menyokong PR. Niat suara sumbang itu ialah untuk memecahbelahkan PR. Agendanya ialah, biar PAS, DAP dan PKR ‘bertokak’ kerana isu bukan Islam ini.

Orang bukan Islam bebas untuk memilih sama ada PKR, DAP atau PAS. Amalan demokrasi membenarkan dan memberikan hak kepada mereka untuk memilih mana-mana parti sama seperti mereka berhak untuk memilih MCA atau MIC.

Selepas ini, PAS, DAP dan PKR akan menjadi parti pelbagai agama dan budaya. Sepertimana ada Melayu dan Islam dalam DAP, maka begitu juga akan ada Cina, India dan bukan Islam dalam PAS. PKR memang semenjak awal membuka keahlian kepada semua kaum dan agama.

PAS, DAP dan PKR benar-benar memenuhi aspirasi rakyat Malaysia yang tidak ingin lagi hidup dalam ‘longkang perkauman hanyir’ bikinan dan kebanggaan BN untuk sekian lama.

Selepas ini hanya komponen BN sahaja yang akan kekal dengan perkauman hanyir itu. Umno dengan Melayu-nya, demikian MCA dan MIC dengan label perkauman yang tertera nyata pada nama parti masing-masing.

Mampukah komponen BN, terutamanya Umno untuk terus bertahan dengan ‘kehanyiran’ perkauman Melayu-nya itu?

Inilah musykilah besar terkini Umno. Selepas parti itu berhadapan dengan kemerosotan sokongan Melayu, orang bukan Melayu yang dikatakan pernah menjadi tongkat kanan dan kiri Umno tidak lagi bersedia terus menongkat Umno. Jika Umno kehilangan kedua-dua tongkat ini, BN pasti tumbang dalam PRU akan datang.

Tiada apa lagi yang boleh dibuat oleh Umno untuk membendung penghijrahan orang bukan Islam ke dalam PR, kecuali dengan menggambarkan komponen PR sebagai saling curiga-mencurigai antara satu sama lain.

Salah satunya ialah, gambarkan kepada umum PAS mencurigai DAP dan PKR untuk mengurustadbir penyokong bukan Islam. Inilah modal yang Umno ada setakat ini.

Bukan mustahil Umno akan berkata, PAS lebih Cina daripada DAP, PAS lebih liberal daripada PKR dengan serangan dua laras kepada PR. Satu laras dengan tujuan menanamkan keraguan orang PAS kepada PAS dalam isu dasar atau teras PAS. Satu laras lagi dengan tujuan melaga-lagakan parti-parti komponen PR, kononnya PAS merampas ahli atau penyokong mereka.

Adakah Umno akan berjaya dengan serangan ini?

Jawabnya, tidak. Orang PAS hari ini amat mengalu-alukan penubuhan DHPP. Dan, penubuhannya sebenarnya memang ditunggu-tunggu. Penubuhan DHPP menjadikan ufuk perjuangan PAS lebih luas dan melebar selaras dengan ufuk kesyumulan Islam yang menjadi dasar PAS itu.

Sebagaimana PAS tidak pernah bimbang dengan penyertaan orang-orang Islam ke dalam PKR dan DAP, demikian juga PKR dan DAP tidak akan bimbang dengan penyertaan orang-orang bukan Islam ke dalam PAS.

Menyediakan lebih banyak ruang dan peluang adalah lebih baik daripada menutupnya. Apa yang penting mereka bersama PR.

DHPP adalah merupakan cabaran baru kepada PAS. Kita memasuki daerah baru yang serba indah tetapi mencabar. Walau apa pun cabarannya, PAS mesti memasuki daerah baru ini dengan penuh keberanian. Keberanian ini menggambarkan kita semakin kuat.

Inilah kekuatan kita dan inilah kelemahan Umno. Apabila Umno meuar-uar bahawa parti itu adalah Melayu totok, hari ini Umno sedang menanggung padah dan akibatnya. Parti itu hari ini tenggelam dalam kebusukan perkauman bikinannya itu.

Umno hilang kebergantungan kepada orang Melayu kerana orang Melayu sudah tahu bahawa Umno hanya memperalatkan Melayu untuk tembolok pemimpinnya. Hilang kebergantungan kepada Cina dan India, kerana kedua-dua kaum itu juga sedar mereka diperalatkan oleh Umno untuk menakut-nakutkan dan berkelahi dengan Melayu.

Semuanya; Melayu, Cina dan India selama 50 tahun diperalat untuk memenuhkan tembolok pemimpin Umno dengan khazanah kekayaan negara yang mereka punggah dengan kuasa.

K'jaan Pakatan tidak lulus premis judi baru..yang ada dari warisan pemerintahan UMNO@BN....................

Kerajaan negeri Pakatan Rakyat berhasrat untuk mengurang dan menghapuskan perjudian dengan tidak meluluskan premis judi baru sepertimana yang dilakukan di Kedah, kata naib presiden PAS, Datuk Mahfuz Omar.
"Atas keprihatinan rakyat, semua kerajaan Pakatan mengambil tindakan bersungguh-sungguh dan serius (untuk mengharamkan judi)," kata Mahfuz tang juga timbalan pesuruhjaya PAS Kedah.
Beliau yang juga ahli parlimen Pokok Sena menegaskan demikian ketika diminta mengulas cabaran Pertubuhan Pribumi Perkasa (PERKASA) dan pemimpin Umno kepada kerajaan Pakatan Rakyat supaya mengharamkan judi di negeri yang ditadbir mereka.
Sebelum itu, Mahfuz (kanan sekali) dan beberapa pemimpin PAS yang lain menghantar memorandum kepada Raja-Raja Melayu agar mereka campurtangan bagi membatalkan pemberian lesen judi sukan untuk pertaruhan Piala Dunia bulan depan.
Selain PERKASA, Jumaat lalu, bekas menteri besar Selangor, Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Khir Toyo dilaporkan mencabar kerajaan Pakatan Selangor supaya menarik balik lesen lebih 4,500 premis perjudian dan rumah urut di negeri itu sekiranya benar-benar berhasrat menghapuskannya.
Dr Khir yang juga ketua pembangkang DUN Selangor berkata, cubaan PAS dan PKR mensensasikan isu berhubung pemberian lesen judi berkenaan, menunjukkan sikap 'double standard' mereka.
Mengulas lanjut, Mahfuz berkata, premis judi yang banyak di negeri Pakatan Rakyat, termasuk di Selangor, adalah 'najis' peninggalan Umno sewaktu mentadbir negeri-negeri berkenaan.
Sementara itu, dalam sidang media yang sama, ahli parlimen PAS Shah Alam Khalid Samad menegaskan terdapat gambaran kononnya terdapat pertambahan premis perjudian atau arak di Selangor.
Katanya, dakwaan tersebut adalah satu "pembohongan" dan "tiada pertambahan premis baru yang diluluskan" oleh kerajaan negeri.
"Kita sedang berusaha untuk membersihkan dan mendidik masyarakat agar meninggalkan budaya buruk yang ditanam oleh Umno," katanya yang juga ahli jawatankuasa biro politik PAS.

Samy cantas 2 anggota CWC, angka kini 4 orang..!!! Dey macha tuhan MIC sudah marah lagi...!!


KUALA LUMPUR, 24 Mei — Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu meneruskan tindakan mencantas penentangnya dengan memecat dua lagi pemimpin hari ini — kali ini membabitkan anggota Jawatankuasa Kerja Pusat (CWC) yang dipilih.
K.P. Samy dan G. Kumar Aamaan dikeluarkan surat pemecatan daripada Presiden MIC hari ini.
Dengan keputusan drastik itu, Samy Vellu yang menggunakan kuasa sebagai presiden untuk memecat mereka, empat orang telah dipecat dalam dua minggu ini.
Dua yang dipecat sebelum ini ialah Ketua MIC Bahagian Petaling Jaya Selatan V. Subramaniam atau lebih dikenali sebagai Bharat Maniam dan Timbalan Ketua Pemuda MIC V. Mugilan.
Mugilan dipecat Khamis lalu.
Samy Vellu memecat Samy dan Kumar ketika Bharat Maniam membuat rayuan berhubung pemecatannya hari ini.
Mugilan juga memutuskan untuk membuat rayuan hari ini.
Ketika dihubungi 6 petang tadi, Samy mengesahkan menerima surat pemecatan.
“Saya baru sahaja menerima surat... saya dipecat atas alasan membuat kenyataan meminta Datuk Seri Samy Vellu berundur segera,” kata Samy, ketua cawangan Shah Bandar, Selangor.
Samy akan mengadakan sidang media tengah hari esok berhubung tindakan terbaru Samy Vellu ini.
“Saya memang telah menjangkakan tindakan ini. Tindakan Datuk Seri Samy Vellu kini membawa parti ke arah kehancuran, biar ahli membuat penilaian akan tindakan beliau,” kata Samy, antara beberapa pemimpin yang lantang bersuara dalam mesyuarat CWC.
“Saya sedih dengan tindakan Datuk Seri Samy Vellu ini... ini menunjukkan beliau bertindak seperti seorang diktator, tiada siapa yang boleh memberi pandangan dan bersuara,” kata Kumar.
Anggota CWC penggal pertama ini berkata, walaupun Samy Vellu mengendakan tindakan, “kami sudah mendapat tempat dalam hati rakyat.”
“Biar Tuhan mengadili Datuk Seri Samy Vellu dan biar Perdana Menteri ambil tindakan sewajarnya ke atas presiden MIC ini,” kata Kumar lagi sambil menambah, beliau dimaklumkan tentang tindakan pemecatan tetapi belum menerima surat sehingga 7 petang ini.
Samy dan Kumar merupakan antara lima anggota CWC daripada kalangan bukan puak direstu Samy Vellu memenangi pemilihan CWC September lalu.
Samy Vellu mengambil tindakan ini dua hari selepas memberi amaran pada Konvensyen MIC Pahang di Genting Highlands bahawa beliau tahu “bagaimana hendak berurusan dengan budak-budak kecil” yang mula membuat kacau dalam parti.
Sehari selepas Samy Vellu mengumumkan pelan peralihan kuasa iaitu suku ketiga tahun depan, Mugilan membuat kenyataan terbuka meminta pemimpin veteran itu berundur segera ataupun selewat-lewatnya 31 Disember ini.
Samy dan Kumar membuat kenyataan yang serupa Jumaat lalu.

Masa depan cemerlang bersama PR

JERANTUT, 24 Mei: Ahli PAS yang berada di tanah rancangan Felda perlu meningkatkan usaha dan kreativiti  kerja bagi menerangkan kepada rakyat tentang keperluan melakukan perubahan politik untuk masa depan mereka yang lebih cemerlang bersama Pakatan Rakyat.
Gesaan itu dibuat oleh Setiausaha Badan Perhubungan PAS Pahang, Roslan Zainal al Ahmadi sewaktu merasmikan Majlis Penutup Seminar Pencapaian Misi Politik di Felda anjuran PAS Pahang di Kompleks Imam As Shafie, Temin, dekat sini, semalam.
Menurut Roslan kedudukan institusi masyarakat yang tersusun di Felda tidak boleh dijadikan alasan yang menyulitkan PAS dan Pakatan Rakyat untuk mendapatkan sokongan sebaliknya suasana yang ada perlu ditangani secara kreatif dan berperancangan akan membantu PAS berkembang dengan lebih baik.
“Kita perlu mengubah minda kita dari beranggapan masyarakat Felda adalah masalah, sebaliknya kedudukan yang ada di Felda sebenarnya perlu dilihat adalah potensi untuk kita berkembang dengan lebih baik asalkan kita ada kreativiti dan penelitian dalam membuat perancangan,” katanya.
Seminar yang dihadiri oleh warga Felda seluruh negeri telah membulatkan tekad ahli PAS untuk bekerja dengan lebih kuat lagi bagi memastikan kejayaan dapat diperolehi pada pilihan raya umum akan datang.
Turut dijemput membentangkan kertas kerja  ialah Ahli Jawatankuasa PAS Pusat yang juga Pengerusi Anak-anak Peneroka Kebangsaan (Anak), Mazlan Aliman.

Stesen KTM Tg Pagar dipindah ke Woodlands Julai 2011..satu lagi milik negara dan warisan sejarah tergadai oleh UMNO@APCO.




SINGAPURA, 24 Mei — Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Razak dan rakan sejawatannya Lee Hsien Loong bersetuju untuk memindahkan stesen kereta api Tanjung Pagar berusia 78 tahun ke Woodlands, Singapura.
Stesen kereta api itu dikendalikan oleh Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB).
Pemindahan akan berkuat kuasa 1 Julai 2011.

Power crunch possible by 2017 says analyst


KUALA LUMPUR, May 24 — The head of a local research house has warned that the nation faces a possible power crunch in 2017 if gas subsidies are not removed.
OSK Research Sdn Bhd's head of research Chris Eng said that Petronas could decline to extend the gas supply agreements (GSA) with independent power producers (IPPs) if gas subsidies are not removed, potentially causing IPPs to stop operation and removing 4,105 MW worth of electricity from the system and dropping reserve margins to as low as 13 per cent.
Petronas spent RM19.7 billion on natural gas subsidies in 2008 of which subsidies for IPPs amounted to RM13.8 billion, a 17.9 per cent increase from the previous year.
Eng noted that even if Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) and MMC Corporation Berhad expand their power plants at Janamanjung and Tanjung Bin by 2,000 MW and 800 MW, it would be insufficient to cover the shortfall.
“The nation’s reserve margin would fall below 30 per cent in TNB in the financial year 2014 and would fall below 20 per cent in 2017 which would be disastrous,” said  Eng in a report today.
He added that if subsidies were removed however, Petronas could construct a regasification plant to import liquefied natural gas (LNG) and renew its GSA with the IPPs.
Together with the plant expansions at Janamanjung and Tanjung Bin, Eng said that TNB’s reserve margin would dip below 30 per cent in 2014 and 2015 but climb back up above 30 per cent in 2016.
He added that given the strong electricity demand over the next seven years and the looming expiry of the GSAs and the power purchase agreements between IPPs and TNB, it was imperative for gas subsidies to be removed to incentivise Petronas to import LNG to make up for shortages.
Figures provided by OSK Research show that IPPs possess about 47 per cent of the electricity generation capacity in Peninsular Malaysia and natural gas was the dominant fuel source — accounting for 55 per cent of electricity generation capacity.
Eng noted however that the non-removal of subsidies was a worst case scenario and it was more likely that a long term schedule for gas subsidy reduction would be announced and gas subsidies would drop to zero over 10 to 15 years, similar to what was announced in 2008 but was not enforced after March 2009.
He added that he was upbeat on the power sector given the likelihood of an electricity tariff hike and subsidy removal as utility companies stood to benefit.
The cabinet is meeting this week in a bid to slash subsidy spending that has more than doubled since 2006 and last year helped push the country to its biggest budget deficit in over 20 years.
According to official government figures, subsidy spending rose to RM24.5 billion in 2009, 15.3 per cent of total federal government spending and more than double the RM10.1 billion it spent in 2006.

'Penubuhan DHPP cerminkan keterbukaan PAS'

Beberapa persatuan pelajar Islam menyambut baik penubuhan Dewan Perhimpunan Penyokong PAS (DHPP) dan menganggap tindakan itu menggambarkan keterbukaan dan kematangan parti tersebut.

Persatuan Kebangsaan Pelajar Islam Malaysia (PKPIM) berpendirian, langkah tersebut menunjukkan penerimaan orang bukan Islam terhadap parti Islam semakin baik.

Setiausaha agungnya, Khairul Anuar Musa juga berkata, tindakan itu sememangnya memberi kelebihan politik kepada PAS dengan meraih sokongan daripada golongan bukan Islam.

"Tetapi ia (juga) membuka ruang kepada orang bukan Islam untuk mendekati parti Islam (itu).

'Selagi PAS bijak untuk mengharmonikan semua kaum, perkara ini akan menjadi lebih positif," katanya ketika dihubungi Malaysiakini.

Gabungan Mahasiswa Islam Se-Malaysia (GAMIS) pula melihat PAS kini semakin matang dengan menubuhkan dewan tersebut.

Presidennya, Mohd Idris Mohd Yusoff berkata, sedikit sebanyak, penubuhan dewan ini juga mungkin memberi tamparan kepada kerajaan BN.

Langkah ini bagaimanapun akan memberi ruang dan peluang kepada orang bukan Islam untuk lebih mengenali PAS.

"Dari segi dakwah pula, ia merupakan sesuatu yang amat baik (seperti) di zaman Rasullulah S.A.W dahulu semasa penubuhan Madinah, bagaimana baginda menyatupadukan orang Islam dan orang yang bukan Islam.

"Jadi dengan penubuhan ini, PAS mempunyai ruang untuk menerangkan kepada masyarakat bukan Islam apa sebenarnya PAS ini," katanya lagi ketika dihubungi Malaysiakini.

Penubuhan DHPP semalam menyaksikan seramai 20,000 anggota Kelab Penyokong PAS 'dinaiktaraf' sebagai anggota PAS sepenuhnya dan diserap ke dalam dewan tersebut.

'Orang' Tee Keat dikeluarkan dari The Star

Tiga pengarah Star Publications (Malaysia) Bhd tidak menawarkan diri untuk terus kekal dalam lembaga pengarah semasa mesyuarat agung tahunan syarikat itu, pagi ini.

Mereka adalah pengarah eksekutif Ng Beng Lye dan dua pengarah bukan eksekutif Sak Cheng Lum dan Tan Foong Luen.

Tindakan itu dipercayai sebagai membuka laluan bagi lantikan politik oleh presiden baru MCA, Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek, bagi memperkuatkan cengkamannya terhadap syarikat media itu.

Semasa AGM di Petaling Jaya pagi ini, tiga resolusi berhubung perlantikan semula ketiga-tiga mereka yang sepatutnya diundi tetapi digugurkan tanpa sebarang sebab.

AGM itu hanya berlangsung selama sejam dan lembaga pengarahnya bergegas ke mesyuarat lain tanpa berjumpa dengan wartawan yang membuat liputan.

Mereka dijangka akan membincangkan penyusunan semula lembaga pengarah dan dijangka akan mengeluarkan kenyataan media lewat hari ini.

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pabila ditanya oleh wartawan, Ng mengesahkan bahawa beliau bersama Sak dan Tan, tidak menawarkan diri untuk dilantik semula.

Ditanya lanjut, Ng berkata: “(Kami letak jawatan) tanpa sebarang sebab”.

Ng dan timbalan pengerusi Star Publications, Clement Hii dilihat sebagai lantikan politik oleh bekas presiden MCA, Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat.

Sebelum ini, desas desus bahawa mereka akan disingkirkan telah bertiup kencang.

Khabar angin juga mengatakan bahawa Ketua Pengarang, The Edge, Ho Kay Tat akan menggantikan tempat Hii ataupun Ng.