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Anwar Ibrahim


Polis benarkan himpunan 901 di mahkamah

Posted: 05 Jan 2012 09:17 PM PST

KeadilanDaily | 6 Januari 2012

KUALA LUMPUR 6 Dis : Timbalan Presiden KEADILAN, Mohamed Azmin Ali memberitahu, polis telah memberi kebenaran dan jaminan akan menjaga keselamatan sepanjang perhimpunan yang bakal dianjurkan di Mahkamah Tinggi Kuala Lumpur, Isnin depan.

"Kita telah bermuafakat dan bersetuju untuk meneruskan perhimpunan aman ini dengan beberapa perincian yang telah dibincang secara bersama," kata Azmin selepas mengadakan pertemuan dengan Ketua Polis Kontinjen Kuala Lumpur, Datuk Mohmad Salleh hari ini.

Ahli Parlimen Gombak itu akan menerangkan secara terperinci mengenai rancangan dan keputusan yang telah dicapai untuk menjayakan perhimpunan pada 9 Januari itu, di Ibu Pejabat KEADILAN petang ini.

"Tempat telah ditetapkan, perhimpunan akan diteruskan. Keputusannya positif dan saya gembira dengan polis tadi menunjukkan kesediaan untuk berbincang dengan parti politik khususnya pakatan rakyat," katanya.

Menurut Ketua Angkatan Muda KEADILAN, Shamsul Iskandar Mat Akin menerusi laman twitter beliau, pihak polis membenarkan ruang perkarangan kawasan letak kereta berhadapan dengan mahkamah untuk berhimpun.

Satu sidang tergempar bersama pimpinan KEADILAN akan diadakan di Ibu Pejabat KEADILAN di Petaling Jaya 3.00 petang ini.

Semalam, Ketua Polis Negara, Tan Sri Ismail Omar menyatakan, pihaknya tidak akan mengharamkan himpunan berkenaan, sebaliknya mencadangkan supaya kawasan yang sesuai.

Terdahulu, , turut hadir pada pertemuan tersebut beberapa pimpinan KEADILAN termasuk ketua Wanita,  Zuraida Kamarudin, Ketua AMK Shamsul Iskandar Mohd Akin, Pengarah Strategi, Rafizi Ramli dan juga Naib Presiden KEADILAN, N.Surendran.

Pertemuan itu dibuat selepas Menteri Dalam Negeri, Datuk Seri Hishammudin Hussein dan Ketua Polis Negara menyarankan agar Ketua Polis Kuala Lumpur bertemu penganjur bagi membincangkan perkara tersebut.

PKR to hold Anwar support rally outside High Court

Posted: 05 Jan 2012 09:10 PM PST

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 6 — PKR today announced today the January 9 assembly in support of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim will be held in the parking area outside the High Court in Jalan Duta, and added it has police permission to do so."The police have granted us permission to have our assembly at the Jalan Duta parking lot, right in front of the court entrance," PKR Youth chief Shamsul Iskandar Mat Akin told The Malaysian Insider after leaving the Kuala Lumpur police headquarters.

PKR deputy president Azmin Ali announced on Tuesday that Pakatan Rakyat (PR) will be amassing a rally of over 100,000 people in a show support for Anwar next Monday when the High Court delivers its decision for Sodomy II.

Azmin, who led the PKR delegation to meet with police here today, refused to divulge details, saying he will elaborate on the matter later at a press conference.

He said the meeting with the police went well, and thanked them for agreeing to meet PKR and "preparing to discuss the matter."

"The venue has been chosen… we will carry on with our assembly," Azmin told reporters here.

Kuala Lumpur police chief Datuk Mohmad Salleh confirmed the matter during a brief, joint press conference with PKR after their meeting.

"We have agreed that the assembly will be in accordance with the 2011 Peaceful Assembly Act.

"It is agreed that it will be held outside the (Jalan) Duta High Court parking area," he said.

Saya Tidak Akan Tinggalkan Negara Ini – Anwar

Posted: 05 Jan 2012 08:15 PM PST

Harakah


Bersaksikan puluhan ribu rakyat Kelantan malam tadi Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim menegaskan beliau dan keluarga tidak akan lari meninggalkan negara biar pun berdepan dengan kezaliman yang menjijikan.

"Saya, anak dan isteri tidak sekali-kali meninggalkan negara ini biar pun berdepan dengan penghinaan yang begitu rupa.

"Saya telah mengadakan perjumpaan keluarga melibatkan isteri, anak dan menantu telah mencapai keputusan ini. Cuma mereka bimbang sekiranya saya sekali lagi dipenjara akan dicederakan seperti pernah berlaku sebelum ini.

"Kalau saya lari orang lain pula akan kena. Saya telah menjelaskan kepada rakan-rakan di luar negara rakyat bukan marahkan saya tetapi segelintir pemimpin yang rasuah dan zalim," katanya pada program Amanat Terakhir di padang Majlis Daerah Machang.

Hadir sama Timbalan Pengerusi DAP, Dr Tan Seng Giaw, Pengarah Pilihan Raya PAS Pusat, Dr Mohd Hatta Ramli, Setiausaha Agung PKR, Saifuddin Nasution Ismail, Speaker Dun Kelantan, Datuk Nasuruddin Daud, anggota Exco, Dr Muhammad Fadzli Hassan dan pemimpin-pemimpin PAS dan PKR.

Pada 9 Januari ini Mahkamah Tinggi Kuala Lumpur akan mengumumkan keputusan perbicaraan kes liwat versi II selepas perbicaraan yang penuh kontroversi berlangsung tahun lepas.

Anwar yang juga Ketua Pembangkang berkata, beliau dipelawa rakan-rakan di Turki dan negara Arab yang bersedia memberi tempat kepadanya memandangkan penganiayaan dan penghinaan terhadapnya masih berterusan.

Katanya, Perdana Menteri Turki, Tayyid Erdogan ada mempelawanya mendapat perlindungan di negara itu dan begitu juga rakan-rakan di negara Arab.

Bagaimanapun kata beliau Erdogan lebih memahami suasana sebenar kerana beliau juga pernah dipenjarakan oleh pemerintah Turki sebelum ini kerana pendakwaan yang bermesej politik.

"Begitu juga dengan apa yang saya hadapi sekarang, lebih kurang sama dengan Erdogan alami sebelum beliau berada di kedudukan sekarang sebagai pemimpin utama Turki," ujarnya.

Oleh itu beliau berharap rakyat dan penyokong Pakatan bermunajat kepada Allah kerana segala keputusan dan tindakan di bawah penguasaanNya.

Seng Giaw sebelum itu memberitahu dua hakim yang pernah mengadili perbicaraan kes liwat I iaitu Datuk Augustine Paul dan Datuk Ariffin Jaka sudah meninggalkan dunia.

Rakaman Wawancara Sinar TV Bersama Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim

Posted: 05 Jan 2012 08:07 PM PST

Watch Out: The Fuzz is on Facebook in Malaysia

Posted: 05 Jan 2012 06:20 PM PST

Wall Street Journal
By Shibani Mahtani

Malaysia's cops are stealing a page from dissident movements across the globe, and turning to social media to keep troubles from spreading in their own backyard.

After activists in the Middle East and elsewhere used Facebook and other websites to rally countrymen against undemocratic regimes in recent years, the Royal Malaysia Police are now using their own official Facebook and Twitter pages – typically filled with traffic warnings and information on crime rates – to hopefully prevent a planned rally in support of Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim on Jan. 9, when the verdict on his two-year sodomy trial is expected.

Sharing photos and videos of past riots – including the raucous London demonstrations that shook Britain last August – the Malaysian police warned that peaceful assemblies can easily devolve into chaos, and "should be a lesson" to Malaysians.

With a title of "Is this what you want?" the Royal Malaysia Police Facebook page includes a report from the ABC network in the U.S. of the London riots showing buildings being torched and smashed, and protestors overwhelmed by police in parts of central London.

"Peaceful assemblies that have become riots overseas should be a lesson to us if we want to pursue freedom and the right to self-expression," said the caption accompanying the video.

The Malaysian police are also using their Facebook pages to share police videos of student demonstrations earlier this week, in which students from a university in northern Perak gathered to demand greater academic freedom. These videos were originally shared through the police's official YouTube page.

The police also interviewed a shopkeeper – only identified as 'Mr. Kenny' – who, according to the site, was seeking to persuade anyone planning to rally on Jan. 9 against to refrain from protest, claiming that previous grassroots movements and rallies have affected his business.

Unlike some failed efforts at engagement between the police and citizens in some parts of the world, the Malaysian police seem to have been surprisingly successful at their social media efforts. Their Facebook page, which usually offers more practical information like updates on police activities, crime rates, safety tips and traffic reports, has more than 100,000 likes and is significantly more popular than many other government-led Facebook campaigns. The government's Twitter account, launched in September last year, has almost 10,000 followers.

Most of the comments on the videos posted by the Malaysian police agreed with the sentiments behind them. Many even praised the police for "cleaning what is dirty" and "keeping the peace" in the country.

The issue of public protests in Malaysia has long been a testy one, particularly after last year's "Bersih" (meaning clean in English) rally, in which police used water cannons and tear gas to break up a 20,000-strong protest demanding free and fair elections. In a move to placate critics, Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak promised to scrap the country's feared Internal Security Act and instituted new protest laws, which still drew criticism from those arguing they continued to limit dissent.

Those planning to rally in support of Mr. Anwar – dubbed the "901 rally" – insist that the event will be peaceful. They have indicated their willingness to work together with the police, though authorities and non-governmental organizations remain fearful that if the rally turns violent, scenes similar to last year's "Bersih" rallies will cause chaos in the nation's capital.

Malaysia’s Anwar Says Opposition Will Survive Jailing

Posted: 05 Jan 2012 06:14 PM PST

www.timeslive.co

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim said his coalition will survive even if he is jailed on sodomy charges, as his nationwide tour ahead of next week’s verdict rolls on despite police warnings.

Anwar was charged in 2008 with having sex with a male former aide and a verdict in the long-running trial is due to be handed down on Monday. If found guilty, the 64-year-old politician faces up to 20 years in jail.

Anwar has condemned the allegations as a government plot to destroy his image in the conservative Muslim-majority country, and reverse the unprecedented electoral gains the opposition made in 2008 polls.

To rally support ahead of the verdict, he has embarked on a nationwide tour that began Tuesday in southern Johor and will sweep through six other states before a courthouse demonstration on Monday.

Anwar told a gathering of about 500 people in central Negeri Sembilan state, near the capital Kuala Lumpur, late Wednesday that his three-party opposition alliance would not crumble without him.

“Anwar in jail, Anwar out of jail… it doesn’t matter. The most important (thing) is people should overthrow UMNO,” he said during a fiery hour-long speech, referring to the ruling United Malays National Organisation.

Pacing on a makeshift stage set up in a parking lot, Anwar said he was innocent of the allegations and called on his listeners to “save our country” from government corruption and mismanagement.

“I’m not guilty. I’m a victim of slander… there is no case if they follow the facts or the law,” he told the townspeople, many in Muslim traditional dress and brandishing party flags and pictures of Anwar.

He also took swipes at ruling party politicians, often raising laughter, accusing them of aiming to create divisions between majority ethnic Malays and the multicultural nation’s ethnic Chinese and Indian communities.

After his speech, the crowd applauded and proclaimed the innocence of the opposition leader, a former finance minister who was sacked and jailed a decade ago on separate sodomy charges widely seen as politically motivated.

“Everybody knows Anwar has not done anything wrong ever. (The government) is playing the same card, the same game,” 21-year-old university student Izzat Haffiz told AFP.

Despite low turnout in the opening days of the tour, organisers are hoping the crowds will increase dramatically when Anwar visits opposition-held Kelantan state late Thursday and northern Penang on Saturday.

The government has warned people against turning up at the courthouse protest Monday, and police have said they will crack down on anyone caught distributing posters as well as blogs “inciting people to attend the rally”.

“Police have to handle this matter carefully as the planned rally poses a threat to public security,” police internal security chief Salleh Mat Rasid said according to state media.

Deputy prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin also criticised the opposition for going ahead with the nationwide tour and the rally at the court — the scene of previous large demonstrations relating to Anwar’s legal dramas.

“Many sides have already voiced their objections against the gathering,” Muhyiddin told the New Straits Times newspaper.

“By going ahead with it, they are showing that they’re going with the assumption that the courts already have a negative verdict.”

Anwar, a former deputy prime minister, spent six years in jail on sodomy and corruption counts in a stunning fall from grace after he fell out with his then boss, former premier Mahathir Mohamad.

The sodomy conviction was eventually overturned and he was released in 2004, allowing him to revive his political career as leader of an opposition alliance which has for the first time threatened UMNO’s half-century hold on power.

Prime Minister Najib Razak is widely expected to call fresh elections this year, hoping to regain a strong mandate after promising reforms on the economy as well as civil liberties.

AP Interview: Malaysian In Sodomy Trial Slams Law

Posted: 05 Jan 2012 06:08 PM PST

by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

With the verdict in his sodomy trial days away, Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim on Thursday decried the laws he’s charged with breaking, calling them archaic rules that can be abused to promote intolerance, invade people’s privacy and punish them too harshly.

The remarks place Anwar, who denies the charges that he sodomized a young male former aide, alone among senior Malaysian politicians. Government and opposition leaders alike in this Muslim-majority nation usually avoid making statements that could be perceived as a nod to gay rights, partly because of discomfort among religious conservatives.

Sodomy in Malaysia is punishable by 20 years in prison and whipping with a rattan cane. The 64-year-old Anwar said he is bracing for the possibility of a long prison sentence when the Kuala Lumpur High Court delivers a decision Monday. He will not face the whipping penalty because of his age.

“My view is that you can’t have laws to be abused for political purposes and to be seen to be punitive and to be unjust to others,” Anwar said in a telephone interview while traveling on a six-day tour of the country for opposition rallies ahead of the verdict.

Anwar’s 26-year-old accuser, Saiful Bukhari Azlan, testified that Anwar coerced him into having sex at a Kuala Lumpur apartment in 2008. Anwar did not take the witness stand but criticized the proceedings in a long courtroom tirade from behind the lawyers’ table, where he could not be cross-examined.

Anwar, who is married with six children, insists he is innocent and claims the sodomy charge is part of a government conspiracy to discredit him and destroy the opposition’s chances of winning general elections widely expected this year. Prime Minister Najib Razak has denied any plot.

The anti-sodomy law is seldom and selectively enforced, often only in cases of sexual abuse of children and teenagers, but gay rights activists have long claimed that it encourages homophobia. New York-based Human Rights Watch last month urged Malaysia to abandon laws banning same-sex relations.

Anwar said that although he believes government must prohibit same-sex marriage and prevent public obscenity, he also believes that current sodomy laws could “be abused to show violent discrimination or intolerance.”

“Our present laws are deemed to be rather archaic,” Anwar said. “The whole idea (should be) to encourage people to understand not to be seen to be so punitive. In this case it’s worse — you can go and probe and peep into people’s bedrooms just to try to smear them.”

This is Anwar’s second time on trial for sodomy. A former deputy prime minister, Anwar was found guilty in 2000 of sodomizing his family’s ex-driver, but Malaysia’s top court freed him from prison in 2004 after quashing his conviction and nine-year sentence.

The current charge surfaced in 2008, several months after Anwar led the opposition to its best electoral results since independence from Britain in 1957.

Anwar said Thursday that regardless of the verdict, his three-party alliance is determined to unseat Najib’s long-ruling coalition in the next elections and form an administration that would curb corruption and racial discrimination. The opposition now controls slightly more than one-third of Parliament’s seats.

“The likelihood of our winning elections … is not a far-fetched idea,” Anwar said. “We believe that change is imminent and for the benefit of all Malaysians.”

Jadual Jelajah Anwar Ibrahim 6 Jan-7 Jan 2012

Posted: 05 Jan 2012 04:21 PM PST

Jumaat 6 Januari 2012 – Lembah Pantai & Kelana Jaya

 

9.00 mlm –  Lembah Pantai – Dewan Gasing Indah, Seksyen 5, PJ

11.00 mlm – Kelana Jaya – Kompleks Sukan 3K, Persiaran Kewajipan, Subang Jaya

 

Sabtu 7 Januari 2012 – Pulau Pinang, Pahang & Terengganu

 

7.00 pagi – Permatang Pauh – Madrasah An Nahdoh, Kubang Semang

3.30 ptg – Indera Mahkota – Markas PAS, Kampong Balok, Kuantan

9.00 mlm – Kuala Terengganu – Pejabat PKR Kuala Terengganu, Gong Kapas

11.00 mlm – Hulu Terengganu – Kampong Gaung, Kuala Berang

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