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Dr Shafie Abu Bakar

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Dr Shafie Abu Bakar


Pelajar Tuisyen DUN Bangi Berkunjung Ke Pameran Buku Di PWTC

Posted: 05 May 2012 04:46 PM PDT

Forum: Apa Itu Islam ? Untuk Kefahaman Kepada Yang Bukan Islam Dan Memupuk Kesefahaman Antara Kaum

Posted: 05 May 2012 02:57 AM PDT

N45 Dr Halimah Ali

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N45 Dr Halimah Ali


HADIAH MASUK UNIVERSITI KERAJAAN SELANGOR TELAH BAYAR LEBIH RM 26JUTA

Posted: 05 May 2012 08:44 AM PDT

SHAH ALAM
5.5.12

EXCO Pendidikan Tinggi Selangor YB Dr Hjh Halimah Ali mendedahkan bahawa kerajaan Pakatan Rakyat Selangor telah membayar RM 26,568,000 untuk anak Selangor yang berjaya mendapat tawaran masuk IPT semenjak Jun 2008 lagi.
   Beliau mengingatkan para pelajar bahawa wang hadiah itu adalah daripada rakyat Selangor dan mereka mempunyai tanggungjawab untuk membalas balik dengan belajar bersungguh-sungguh. Sebagai modal insan mereka harus menghargai pengiktirafan dan insentif itu serta memenuhi harapan ibubapa dan keluarga dan seluruh rakyat Selangor yang mahu melhat mereka berjaya dengan cemerlang.
Beliau merasmikan majlis penyerahan cek RM1 ribu kepada pelajar yang layak daripada seluruh 56 DUN di Selangor. Lebih 1200 yang hadir dalam majlis itu. Turut serta ADUN Bukit Melawati YB Muthiah.Ibubapa juga turut hadir memberi sokongan padu dan teruja dengan keprihatinan kerajaan negeri dalam masa depan anak mereka.

MY VOICE FOR NATION

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MY VOICE FOR NATION


Scorpene scandal: Who’s Terasasi? | Free Malaysia Today

Posted: 05 May 2012 12:18 AM PDT

Dr Siti Mariah Mahmud

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Dr Siti Mariah Mahmud


pemBERSIHan

Posted: 05 May 2012 03:06 AM PDT

Petugas PAS Kota Raja meneruskan usaha-usaha pemBERSIHan dengan melakukan kempen semakan dan pendaftaran pemilih baru bertempat di Aeon Bukit Tinggi Klang bermula jam 8.00 tadi hingga 6.00 petang tadi.

Disamping itu kerja-kerja semakan, tuntutan dan bantahan bagi Rang Daftar Pemilih Tambahan RDPT bagi suku tahun 1/2012 juga sedang giat dijalankan bersama petugas-petugas PKR Kota Raja.



PPS terbaik dari PAS Kota Raja (paling kiri)
sempat jugak update blog

i n t a n h i j a u

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i n t a n h i j a u


Guling kerajaan: Najib lupa rampasan kuasa di Perak

Posted: 05 May 2012 04:29 AM PDT

KUALA LUMPUR: Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Razak diingatkan tidak perlu menipu rakyat dengan mendakwa perhimpunan Bersih 3.0 lalu merupakan cubaan menggulingkan kerajaan yang dipilih melalui sistem pilihan raya.

Ketua Dewan Pemuda PAS Wilayah Persekutuan Kamaruzaman Mohamad berkata, rakyat masih tidak boleh melupakan bagaimana kerajaan Umno BN memperlakukan kerajaan Pakatan Rakyat negeri Perak yang juga dipilih secara sah melalui pilihan raya.

"Peristiwa rampasan kerajaan Perak pada tahun 2009 yang lalu masih segar dalam ingatan semua rakyat Malaysia.

"Ianya adalah jelas merupakan suatu tindakan di luar pilihanraya dan pengecut. Bagaimana beliau boleh mencabar kejantanan orang lain sedangkan diri sendiri sudah hilang kejantanannya awal-awal lagi," soal beliau.

Beliau mengulas kenyataan Najib semalam yang mendakwa rakyat yang hadir menyertai himpunan aman Bersih 3.0 di Dataran Merdeka pada 28 April lalu adalah satu percubaan untuk menggulingkan kerajaan yang dipilih melalui pilihan raya.

Najib mendakwa tindakan itu menunjukkan pihak yang terlibat tidak menghormati kerajaan yang dipilih oleh rakyat menerusi proses yang sah.

Mengulas lanjut, Kamaruzaman berkata kenyataan Najib itu berniat jahat dan cuba menghasut rakyat membenci pembangkang sedangkan himpunan Bersih 3.0 tempoh hari adalah demi menuntut pilihan raya yang bebas.

Menurutnya, perhimpunan Bersih 3.0 yang lalu menyaksikan puluhan ribu rakyat hadir dengan hanya duduk dan bantah sahaja di Dataran Merdeka.

Insiden kekasaran dan belasah hanya terjadi selepas berlakunya provokasi-provokasi liar daripada pihak-pihak tertentu sehingga mewujudkan suasana tegang.

"Sekiranya Bersih 3.0 ingin melakukan kudeta atau ingin menggulingkan kerajaan, sudah tentulah permohonan permit untuk menggunakan Dataran Merdeka tidak akan dipohon.

"Ianya suatu analogi yang cukup mudah namun amat payah difahami oleh Datuk Seri Najib. Bersih tidak memerlukan 2,3 hari untuk berhimpun kerana rekod sebelum ini pun hanya memadai sahaja setakat jam 5 petang sahaja," katanya.

Sehubungan itu, beliau turut mencabar Najib untuk lakukanlah reformasi pilihanraya dengan mengadakan proses pilihanraya secara adil dan telus jika perdana menteri benar-benar anak jantan.

"Di kala itu, baru lah diketahui anak jantan yang bertanding atau hanya anak siput yang pandai buat tidak tahu," katanya.(harakahdaily)

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Comment on The highhandedness of the TRIO & their inaction over RM31 million debt against AAX by Observer

Posted: 05 May 2012 11:57 AM PDT

Mahes,
Check first before posting a comment. And dont be rude..

Comment on On/OFF Subang to KLIA. Now On again? by FED-UP

Posted: 05 May 2012 08:20 AM PDT

From the briefings by HC to the departments, the “reasons” given
for the forced migration include:
1.it is critical to MAS survival (yes, when MAS is bleeding so badly, spend RM30 million on this – great “survival” strategy?)
2.easier to have everybody under one roof when calling for meetings (what happened to use of technology, people from all corners of the globe can conduct meetings without having to sit in the same room)
3.save on mileage claims (read point #2)
4. save RM7.5million yearly by stopping the monthly KLIA allowance to those who moved in 1998 (what has the migration of staff from Subang got to do with this? If want to stop the allowance, stop la. After all , rough calculations show that staff who moved in 1998 have already got more than RM32,000. On top of that, a bus shuttle service Subang-KLIAvv is provided, which will be scrapped once the migration takes place. In comparison, staff from Subang
who are forced to migrate now will be offered RM3,000 once off. )
5. it will provide a working environment better suited for “networking” (if all staff are stuffed and seated elbow to elbow is defined as “networking”, I don’t have to comment on the sanity of this “reason”)
6.airline personnel must be located near the airport (if you work in Sales,tell that to our customers or agents who have to go all the way to KLIA to deal with us?They will soon become ex-customers/agents! Or maybe this the LCC model we are supposed to “emulate”?)
HC, being the mouthpeice of the TRIO, should just stop trying to fool all the people all the time. Please don’t insult our intelligence, even though you think we are “low in productivity” – is this the reason why the HC manager who sent out the email informing departments about the briefings actually wrote “I am sure you all must be excited about the move….”!

Comment on DBKL, Oh DBKL! Tidur lagi ke? by tumittinggi58

Posted: 05 May 2012 08:01 AM PDT

itlah YB we will s upport the goods move 2 make KL the world class in the coming future

Comment on Genuine collaboration needs no share “SUAP”! by Recalcitrant

Posted: 05 May 2012 07:47 AM PDT

All MAS staff, no need to get so excited about the reversal of the share swap.Do any of you for one moment think that cr..k’s like Tony will walk away from anything without making sure his “interests” are well and truly protected? Of course he has the bloody cheek to say he and his partner “could have done more for MAS”. I agree. They would have done us in well and good. After 8 months, what EXACTLY has he done? Wake up PM! In the last 8 months this Board of Directors and the incompetent AJ has managed to rake up RECORD BREAKING losses! The first quarter figures are no better. To the tune of more than RM300million losses, and the daily cash burn remains. On top of that they managed to demoralise the staff so badly until trust is fully eroded. By their own admission, as stated in AJ’s circular, NOTHING could be done in the last 8 months.Bravo! If that is a sampling of the capabilities of this Board and the TRIO, up yours to all those who thought that the Share Swap was to “SAVE MAS”. If the Board and the TRIO has any dignity, leave now!
(In contrast, when Idris first came in December 2005, in less than 3 months a Business Plan was rolled out, he had total staff buy-in, people were energised and focussed It was the SAME unions that were around then too. So, is the dismal condition of MAS today due to the Unions, or is it the bloody Thamby’s spin doctors trying to skew public perception?).
So now the TRIO and the Board wants to “engage” with the staff via the Unions? Heard that all Unions except MASEU is involved. Not surprising, From MASEU’s extra fast public statement of support for the TRIO after the Share Swap reversal confirms they must have been bought. Otherwise how to explain
MASEU’s convenient amnesia for the other half of their protest slogan : NO to COLLABORATION and SHARE SWAP”?
A word of caution to the Unions who “engage” with the TRIO. This could just be a sandiwara to “lull” all of you into thinking they are now trying to repair the damage. Has it occurred to all of you that so many consultants have been brought in at millions of ringgit, and to date we are all wondering what they have “found” and recommended. Wasn’t it the MaidUpgrader who once said, “the consultants are not here to conduct studies. We have already done
all that, they are here to IMPLEMENT the findings”. This statement is witnessed by a few staff in a meeting. So, all you Unions, why don’t you ask the Maidupgrader was it the impelementation of those findings by the consultants that got us all into an even deeper and bigger hole today?
Coming back to the “collaboration” with AA. Can anyone please explain why MAS should even think of a JV with AA for aircraft maintenance and servicing? MAS has all the infrastructure, the engineers, the years of proven track record, and it wants to JV with AA which does not , as they say, own a screwdriver? What did I say about Tony walking away from the Share Swap? He is getting a better deal by getting out of the Share Swap.
So all MAS staff, wake up!!

Comment on The highhandedness of the TRIO & their inaction over RM31 million debt against AAX by Mahes

Posted: 05 May 2012 05:06 AM PDT

I thot yours truly is the one who asked the gov to call off share swap? What abt CCF? Why yours truly didn’t ask to call off CCF? Or is it yours truly only know how to talk only??

Comment on The highhandedness of the TRIO & their inaction over RM31 million debt against AAX by Anonymous

Posted: 05 May 2012 01:08 AM PDT

Dear YB, now the deal is off, how about danny n azhari? Still maintaining their post in MAS

Direct Free Kick

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Direct Free Kick


MAJLIS MESRA JMB/MC BERSAMA DATO' MENTERI BESAR SELANGOR DI DEWAN HAMZAH, KLANG 5 MEI 2012.

Posted: 05 May 2012 05:46 AM PDT

Anwar Ibrahim

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Anwar Ibrahim


Paris Papers: Perimekar Just A Travel Agency

Posted: 05 May 2012 01:52 AM PDT

Malaysiakini

By Kua Kia Soong

Having had the privilege of looking at some of the Paris Papers on the Scorpene submarine scandal recently, it behoves me to give anxious landlubbers a 'hitchhiker’s guide’ to this convoluted mesh of payments that have gone on to grease this most expensive (more than RM7 billion) arms purchase in Malaysia’s history.

Since Suaram lodged its complaint with the French courts for a judicial review of the Scorpene contract in November 2009, the French prosecutors have certainly been busy with their investigations.

They have interviewed officials in the French state-owned defence company, DCN, and related companies such as Thales as well as officials in the French Defence Ministry.

razak baginda acquitted 311008 09They have looked into bank vaults and scrutinised contracts, memoranda of understanding, memoranda of intent, invoices, bank accounts of various people including Abdul Razak Baginda (left in photo), the former close confidant of Prime Minister Najib Razak at the centre of the controversy.

There are also some rather telling internal confidential reports of DCN and the French Defence Ministry.

So far, the Malaysian Defence Ministry has told Parliament that:

  • The cost of two Scorpene submarines together with logistic support and training was close to 1 billion euros (RM4 billion).
  • Payment to Perimekar, an obscure company owned by Razak Baginda, for “coordination services” was 114 million euros (RM450 million).

Malaysian taxpayers will still need to pay even more for maintenance services, support and test equipment, missiles and torpedoes, infrastructure for the submarine base, training of crew, etc. The total bill for these two submarines will be in excess of RM7 billion.

But are these two the only transactions in a sordid affair that has claimed the life of a fair Mongolian lass named Altantuya Shaariibuu?

Perimeker’s price ‘inflated’

Negotiations on the submarine contract started in 1999. At the time, French defence giant DCN had this view of Perimekar:

“The amount to be paid to Perimekar is overvalued. It is not worth it… They are never more than a travel agency… The price is inflated and their support function is very vague… Yes, that company created unfounded wealth for its shareholders.”

But this system was created by the Malaysian government so DCN had no choice.

Before 2002, when new laws in France and the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) Convention came into force to make bribing of foreign officials a crime, money used to bribe foreign officials was even tax deductible. Such is the nature of arms deals all over the world.

DCN former finance director Gerarde Philippe Maneyas had made a claim for 32 million euros (RM127 million) allegedly used to bribe Malaysian officials for purchase of the Scorpenes.

The budget minister had questioned such a large bribe although he did eventually authorise the tax break.

NONEWith the new French law and OECD Convention against corruption in place after 2002, the French arms merchants had to find a way to pay commissions to their foreign clients. The method used was to create 'service providers’ that could “increase invoices” to take the place of 'commissions’.

Thus, when DCN terminated its contracts, Thales took over as a private company, not involving the state. Thales International was appointed to coordinate the political connections.

A commercial engineering contract was then signed between DCN and Thales, referred to as “C5″.

It covered 30 million euros (RM120 million) in commercial costs abroad. The companies used in the Malaysian case were Gifen in Malta, Eurolux in Luxemburg and Technomar in Belgium. The travel expenses of Razak Baginda and Altantuya were covered by these.

Another “consulting agreement” was signed in 2000 between Thint Asia and Terasasi for 2.5 million euros (RM10 million).

What role did Terasasi play?

The commissions and dividends for the Scorpene deal were funneled through two companies, Terasasi and Perimekar, both owned by Abdul Razak Baginda. His wife, Mazlinda is a director in Perimekar, while his father is a director in Terasasi.

Malaysians have heard about Perimekar and its “coordinating service” in the submarines deal. But so far there has been no mention of Terasasi.

Could the defence minister please tell the Malaysian public and Parliament the exact role of Terasasi in this Scorpene deal?

From the Paris Papers, we know that at least 32 million euros (RM127 million) were paid by Thales International (Thint) Asia to Terasasi.

There is an invoice by Terasasi dated Oct 1, 2000 for 100,000 euros (RM400,000). There is also an invoice from Terasasi to Thint Asia, dated Aug 28, 2004 for 359,450 euros (RM1.43 million) with a handwritten note saying: “Razak wants it in a hurry.”

A confidential report in the Paris Papers notes:

NONE“It appears that the management of Thint Asia is aware that the amount paid to Terasasi ultimately benefited Najib or his adviser, Baginda.”

Thus, as Suaram’s French lawyer Joseph Breham (far right in photo) has put it:

“Investigations so far have provided sufficient evidence to point our finger at Malaysian officials in this (court) hearing.”

EC Lies To International Fact Finding Mission Group About Postal Voter Proposal

Posted: 04 May 2012 09:26 PM PDT

Malaysiakini

The Election Commission had allegedly told an international mission that the Parliament had rejected the proposal to introduce postal voting for Sabah and Sarawak voters working in peninsular Malaysia.

However, the report by parliamentary select committee (PSC) on electoral reform released last month revealed that it was the EC that gave the thumbs down.

According to the 12-page interim report from the seven-member international fact-finding group on Malaysia’s electoral system, the negative response came from EC deputy chief Wan Ahmad Wan Omar (left).

The report states that the group has found out that these people working in the peninsula face difficulties in returning home to vote, recommending that legislation be introduced for them to be absentee voters.

However ,Wan Ahmad told the group: “That’s the reality in Malaysia. They should change their registration (addresses). We proposed that Parliament legislate to introduce postal voting for the people in Sabah and Sarawak. Our proposal was not accepted”.

In fact, the PSC report had stated clearly that one of electoral reforms proposal is to allow outstation voters to cast their ballots without having to return to their constituencies.

Evidence of EC digging in

The report added that the EC refused to implement it in the next general election, only agreeing to study the proposal futher in relation to Article 119 of the Federal Constitution, which stipulates that an eligible voter must be a resident in his or her voting constituency.

It is among the six preliminary proposals rejected by the EC.

The international group also noted that the Federal Constitution empowers the EC to compel state-owned media to give parity of coverage for political parties during the election campaign period, but the EC chose to adopt a narrower interpretation of the clause.

The group pointed out that Article 115(2) of the Constitution which states that “All public authorities shall on the request of the (Election) Commission give the Commission such assistance in the discharge of its duties as may be practicable” can be used by the electoral body to ensure fair reporting.

But the group’s interim report records Wan Ahmad as replying that the Article empowers the EC to obtain “logistical assistance only”.

To clear doubts on this matter, the group recommended clear legislation to compel state-owned media to provide fair coverage.

In the absence of a legal provision, the group proposed that the EC exercise its moral and persuasive authority by releasing a report each day of the campaign on its views whether public and private ational TV stations have provided balanced coverage over that 24- hour period.

It reiterated that the Constitution provides the EC with wide latitude in the conduct of the electoral process.

The group comprises Australian senator Nicholas Xenophon, Pakistani senator Hasil Khan Bizenjo, Filipino University of East College of Law dean Amado Valdez, Germany’s Freidrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom coordinator Juliane Schmucker, University of New South Wales associate professor of politics Clinton Fernandes, Indian journalist Mobashar Jawed Akhbar and the Indonesian International Scholars Association chairperson Mohamad Nasir Tamara Tamimi.

They visited Malaysia from Apr 25 to 29 at the invitation of Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim’s office to assess the Malaysian electoral system.

During a press conference to release the findings last Sunday, Bizenjo described the EC as “backward”, a cause for the country’s weak democracy.

Besides Wan Ahmad, they had met with Umno secretary-general Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Nazri Abdul Aziz, Bersih steering committee member Maria Chin Abdullah, Selangor MB Khalid Ibrahim and Anwar.

The group had also heard disturbing testimony from a former senior military officer, who requested anonymity, on the pervasive fear among military personnel regarding the secrecy of their votes during the 2008 election.

The report quoted the ex-officer as saying: “There was a definite fear factor among the soldiers that if they did not vote for the government they could be victimised because they knew that their vote could be traced”.

“Troops would discuss this in front of me. I and other officers would say ‘You can vote any way you want’. Troops would laugh and say ‘Who will give us protection if we’re traced?

“It was common and widespread knowledge among military personnel that they knew they could face retribution if they voted the wrong way.”

Hence the group recommended that the postal vote system for military personnel be reformed and protocols changed to ensure fair practice.

Let The People Govern, We Must Represent The Conscience Of The Rakyat

Posted: 04 May 2012 09:02 PM PDT


Chandra Muzaffar – Who Are You to Call Others ‘Frauds’ And ‘Hypocrites’

Posted: 04 May 2012 10:31 AM PDT

Malaysia Chronicle

Friends have asked me what prompted the extraordinary hatchet job that Dr Chandra Muzaffar attempted on the Bersih 3.0 movement and its leaders in his recent article misleadingly titled 'Bersih and the Quest for Human Rights' published in various media.

What was in the article that could be of academic or scholarly value to warrant any close reading? Those attracted by the title may have expected an article on how the quest for human rights in Malaysia may have taken on fresh urgency given the police manhandling of the demonstrators and media, and the many instances of violation of democratic rights.

In the internet and mainstream media, the issue of police brutality has become the main focus and memory of demonstrators and the Malaysian public. That could have been a topic that Dr Chandra – in defending the status quo – could have brought fresh insights from a human rights perspective.

However, he chose not to do so. Instead he churned out a propagandistic piece praising the political reforms undertaken as well as aimed at demonizing the Bersih leaders and its supporters from the opposition.

His reminder about the "degree of integrity in the electoral process" and the fact that there is no electoral process in the world that is totally free of blemish is quite a turn-around. The Chandra of old that I remember was lucid, scathing and critical of the lopsided electoral playing field in favour of the Barisan Nasional and the formidable array of dirty tricks, including mal-apportionment and gerrymandering, it used to win elections.

A real U-turn

This includes control of the mainstream mass media that is now unsurprisingly keen to publish any piece that Dr Chandra provides – certainly a far cry from past practice when he was with Aliran or the opposition.

In my numerous conversations with him during the 16 years that we were friends and colleagues at Universiti Sains Malaysia, we talked and shared similar views of the unfair and un-free electoral process and also of BN's manipulation of the system that enabled it to hold on to power indefinitely.

Today, Dr Chandra seems to have changed his view on the ruling party and many issues in the country, including that of the state of civil liberties. According to him, "[I]t is an irrefutable fact that through these legislative reforms [Peaceful Assembly Act, ISA repeal, etc] the space and scope for the expression and articulation of human rights has been expanded and enhanced as never before."

That "irrefutable fact", as Dr Chandra terms it, is not irrefutable. It needs the passage of time and confirmation from the ground to ascertain what has been gained and whether the reforms are substantive or simply cosmetic to pre-empt regime change. Sweeping or grandstanding statements such as the one above made by him are premature and smack of political partisanship.

Should Dr Chandra, after conducting rigorous social science research – publish the results of his work confirming this "irrefutable fact", it may perhaps help convince sceptics that there has been "far reaching changes to political and civil liberties."

Less than convincing compared to other accounts

In the meantime, his pronouncements on the changes in the country are less convincing and less thoughtful than the one below, which could have come from the pen of the Chandra of old.

Excerpts from Muaz Omar: 'Claiming back our freedom' (The Malaysian Insider, 3 May 2012)

As the nation and its people developed and progressed, Umno has dragged its feet, not wanting to accept that the social and political fabric has changed.

They are trapped in their old ways continuing their archaic doctrine of oppression, rampant corruption and abuse of power as well as propagating religious and racial tensions.

Half-hearted and watered-down transformation policies by Prime Minister Najib Razak failed to diminish the desire of Malaysians for a better deal.

The people are not impressed by the lack of political will.

This resulted in the resounding success of Bersih 3.0 on April 28 in Kuala Lumpur and 80 other cities around the world.

Hundreds of thousands, mostly young, of all races attended the gathering in Kuala Lumpur peacefully until the riot police took action.

Ordinary Malaysians were beaten up and tear-gassed. Even local and foreign media personnel were manhandled, some with their equipment destroyed and confiscated.

This black mark on Malaysian democracy reaffirms concerns that Najib lacks the desire or the will to reform.

His much-touted Peaceful Assembly Act did not provide any democratic civil rights to the people but is used to forcefully maintain the hegemony of his own party.

In short, Najib continues to engage in repressive and authoritarian tactics of former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

The tenacity as well as desire of Malaysians for substantive change was evident during the rally.

As Najib and Umno-BN leaders try to downplay and dismiss this demand by shifting blame and pointing fingers, Pakatan Rakyat needs to listen closely to Malaysians and not misread or take for granted their desire for change.

The people swarmed the capital with the intent of claiming back their freedom; they are tired, they are fed-up, and they are angry.

Who are you to call others ‘frauds’ and ‘hypocrites’

My final problem with Dr Chandra's article is its unprecedented attack on some of the Bersih and opposition activists as "frauds and hypocrites without any sincere commitment to freedom and democracy." According to him, "[t]hrough their politics of deceit and duplicity, they continue to manipulate mass sentiments for their own diabolical agenda." These are strong accusations, going beyond even what the BN leaders have said.

Who are these people that he describes as frauds and hypocrites? It is unethical to hide under the cover of generalization in making these allegations.

Besides the requirement of naming them, Dr Chandra should realize that as a social scientist he must provide evidence to prove his argument that they are frauds and hypocrites. What actions have they engaged in to deserve such demonizing from a senior social scientist holding the esteemed position of Noordin Sopiee Professor of Global Studies?

Has he conducted any interviews with the Bersih leaders to get them to explain their positions? Or has he found them guilty without bothering to speak to them?

Is this the view of key independent respondents such as those who took part in the rallies? Or is this the view of the larger population? Or perhaps is it the view of some of the BN leaders?

These and a myriad of other questions need to be answered by Dr Chandra. Otherwise he will be seen as another BN mouthpiece out to score cheap points and using the cloak of academic position to bolster his politically biased opinion.

Dr Lim Teck Ghee is the director of the Center for Policy Initiatives

KEADILAN Lancar MERDEKA RAKYAT: Pasca BERSIH3.0, Pengumuman Penting Ketua Umum Mengenai SPR

Posted: 04 May 2012 06:52 AM PDT

Sokongan ratusan ribu rakyat dari seluruh pelosok negara yang turun dengan satu suara menuntut proses demokrasi yang adil adalah catatan sejarah negara. BERSIH3.0 yang menyatukan rakyat pelbagai latar belakang seharusnya dirayakan semangat dan prinsipnya.

Malangnya, ada pihak yang cuba menutup isu sebenar yang dibawa BERSIH3.0. Suara rakyat yang mewakili jutaan rakyat mahu ditutup dengan cerita picisan yang memfitnah rakyat. Rakyat yang menjadi mangsa akibat kekerasan dan keganasan polis diserang bertalu-talu di media kawalan Umno/Barisan Nasional sedang pemangsa yang ganas dilindungi.

KEADILAN akan terus membawa berita gembira dari BERSIH3.0 ke seluruh negara mengenai kebangkitan rakyat. Tarikh 28 April 2012 akan kita nobatkan sebagai Merdeka Rakyat.

Pelancaran siri ceramah perdana dan jelajah "Merdeka Rakyat: Pasca BERSIH3.0" akan disempurnakan sendiri oleh Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim pada hari Isnin, 7 Mei 2012 di Padang Kampung Baru, Batu Caves, Gombak jam 9 malam. Ia akan turut disertai pimpinan terkanan KEADILAN dan jemputan kepada pimpinan PAS dan DAP.

Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim dijangka akan membuat pengumuman penting mengenai kedudukan Pengerusi dan Timbalan Pengerusi SPR dalam majlis pelancaran Merdeka Rakyat pada hari Isnin ini.

Selain fokus kepada kejayaan rakyat menuntut proses demokrasi yang disuarakan melalui BERSIH3.0, KEADILAN juga akan menayangkan dengan terperinci kejadian keganasan yang dilakukan pihak berkuasa. Peluang ini juga akan digunakan untuk membongkarkan perkembangan perbicaraan kes rasuah pembelian kapal selam Scorpene yang melibatkan Dato' Seri Najib Tun Razak.

Siri ceramah perdana dan jelajah Merdeka Rakyat: Pasca BERSIH3.0 akan dibawa ke seluruh negara untuk memastikan api semangat rakyat menuntut proses demokrasi yang adil akan terus membakar.
 
MOHD RAFIZI RAMLI
Pengarah Strategi KEADILAN

Lim Kit Siang

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Lim Kit Siang


SUHAKAM inquiry on Police Violence on April 28

Posted: 05 May 2012 03:09 AM PDT

Press Statement Steering Committee Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections 2.0 (BERSIH 2.0) 5 MAY 2012 While the government focuses on the breaching of the barricades at Dataran Merdeka by a few, and what they see as a threat to their power, there is a deafening and irresponsible silence about the unprecedented violence inflicted upon [...]

Bersih and the mystery of the missing PM

Posted: 05 May 2012 12:36 AM PDT

By Nathaniel Tan | May 4, 2012 Malaysiakini This is part two of an attempt to examine the following: what matters most about this rally (versus what does not), an analysis of both the police car that ran into protesters as well as the barricade breach incident, and what Saturday tells us about the government, [...]

Bersih 3.0: What matters most and what does not

Posted: 05 May 2012 12:39 AM PDT

By Nathaniel Tan | May 3, 2012 Malaysiakini This article will in two parts attempt to examine the following: what matters most about this rally (versus what does not), an analysis of both the police car that ran into protesters as well as the barricade breach incident, and what Saturday tells us about the government, [...]

Najib’s Malaysia still stuck in the murk

Posted: 04 May 2012 10:33 PM PDT

by Hamish McDonald Sydney Morning Herald May 05, 2012 It’s an encounter that has gone into the folklore of our diplomatic service. An Australian envoy meeting a senior Malaysian official heard a familiar complaint about critical coverage of his country’s politics in the Australian media. He snapped back: ‘Xenophon’s experience suggests the settings won’t change [...]

Eight questions that a full and credible public inquiry into the “428” Bersih 3.0 violence must provide answers

Posted: 04 May 2012 11:11 PM PDT

The Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak is leading the Barisan Nasional propaganda campaign of damage control to minimize the adverse fall-outs from the government mishandling of Bersih 3.0 "sit-in" at Dataran Merdeka for free and fair elections with wild and far-fetched allegations, for instance, that Bersih 3.0 was an attempt by the opposition to [...]

A bittersweet experience

Posted: 04 May 2012 09:40 AM PDT

By A Humble Malaysian The Malaysian Insider May 04, 2012 KUALA LUMPUR, May 4 — I personally believe that there are three occasions where you can experience the spirit of 1 Malaysia: football, badminton and rally. Why did I join Bersih 3.0? Various reasons, but certainly NOT for politics. I woke up automatically at 6.30am [...]

Violence against Malaysia

Posted: 04 May 2012 08:30 AM PDT

by Zan Azlee The Malaysian Insider May 04, 2012 MAY 4 — I waited for almost a week before actually writing or posting anything much about the recent Bersih 3.0 rally in Kuala Lumpur. There were so many emotions, I wanted to make sure that I was calm and coherent before actually commenting on it. [...]

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Indeks Media semakin merudum : Najib Razak sudah hilang pertimbangan.

Posted: 04 May 2012 08:43 PM PDT

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UMNO BN dilihat semakin takut tatkala tarikh PRU semakin hampir, ketakutan mereka jelas terpampang di dada akhbar, terakhir kita saksikan di akhbar Utusan berkenaan isu fitnah, mengada-adakan babak yang karut, fitnah seks, semua ini boleh dinilai dengan mata kasar bahawa Kerajaan pimpinan Najib Razak sudah hilang pertimbangan.

Kenapakah Najib perlu takut sedangkan sokongan rakyat kepada Umno BN semakin utuh sebagaimana yang dilaporkan pada setiap segmen televisyen dan dada-dada akhbar milik kerajaan.

Hairannya Pakatan Rakyat yang cuma ada akhbar lidah rasmi parti yang tidak punyai liputan meluas edarannya dan juga yang hanya bergantung media baru yang didakwa BN sebagai palsu, itu pun rakyat masih lagi mampu menolak Bn di beberapa negeri pada Mac 2008 lalu.

Saya amat dukacita dengan perkembangan kebebasan media seperti yang dilaporan kan oleh FREEDOM HOUSE keluaran hari ini menunjukkan Malaysia terperosok jauh di belakang berbanding Monggolia (80), Papua New Guinea (54) dan Bangladesh (111). Malaysia berada di tempat 144 dari 197 negara.

Adakah ini pembaharuan yang dilaungkan oleh kerajaan Umno BN? Bukti ini jelas menyatakan Perdana Menteri "bodoh" dalam soal mentafsirkan maksud sebuah kerajaan sebagai pencetus idea dan agenda untuk mentranformasikan Negara dari segi peningkatan taraf hidup rakyat, ini adalah perbuatan karut BN terhadap rakyat kerana ia jelas satu bentuk penipuan.

Malah kita boleh lihat betapa kurang warasnya Perdana Menteri ini apabila mengeluarkan hujahnya bahawa Pakatan Rakyat kurang jelas idea dalam isu mengusulkan cadangan untuk prestasi Negara amnya.

Adalah tidak masuk akal Pakatan tiada idea dalam masa yang sama BN mencedok idea Buku Jingga yang sama. Beberapa isu Negara contohnya isu pemansuhan tol yang disifatkan BN sebagai mustahil, akhirnya mereka akur dan telah melaksanakannya untuk beberapa tol, hakikatnya BN lah yang cetek idea, jika tidak Negara tidak akan berhutang dengan nilai yang mencecah ratusan billion sekarang ini.

Bagi Umno Bn kebodohan rakyat adalah nadi dan jantung mereka, lalu harapan mereka hanyalah kepada segelintir orang Melayu yang masih dikongkong oleh media yang berat sebelah serta tidak bebas.

Tragedi paling memalukan ialah bila anggota Polis telah diArahkan dan menjadi benteng pertahanan untuk menghalang gelombang kebangkitan rakyat dalam Himpunan BERSIH 3. Mereka yang bertugas pada sabtu lepas semacam diarah oleh pemimpin BN supaya bertindak ganas dan menjadi lebih lebih teruk dari makhluk yang baru keluar dari gua,

Benarlah pengakuan TuN Mahathir bahawa Umno adalah sarang manusia yang kurang berfikir atau kurang cerdik dalam aspek intelektual minda yang cerdas.

Seperti kata Prof Aziz Bari hampir kesemua Polis pada hari itu jahil undang-undang Negara dan cuma datang bertugas dan tahu mengikut telunjuk dan arahan orang atasan sahaja sebagai 'undang-undang semasa' untuk bertindak.

Satu perkembangan buruk di abad ini buat Negara kerana pasukan Polis sepatutnya menjadi qudwah kepada rakyat selain menjadi ejen penjaga keamanan Negara,

Transformasi ala BNlah yang telah mengubah Negara ke arah kejahilan maklumat dan ilmu, tunggulah saat kehancuran jika BN terus memerintah lagi.

Perkembangan kebebasan media sebegini amat buruk untuk masa depan Negara , masakan kita cuma sekadar selesa sendiri tanpa berbuat apa-apa untuk ubah Malaysia menjadi lebih selamat, solusi terbaik ialah lenyapkan punca masalah iaitu tumbangkan BN dengan undi anda pada PRU 13 nanti, undilah selain BN, Negara pasti boleh diselamatkan.

5 Mei 2012

DRS. KHALILIDHAM LIM
ADUN Titi Serong.

Jepun tutup reaktor nuklear terakhir

Posted: 04 May 2012 08:40 PM PDT


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TOKYO: Reaktor terakhir Jepun yang berfungsi selepas bencana tsunami tahun lalu akan ditutup hari ini, meninggalkan negara berkenaan tanpa tenaga nuklear setahun selepas kemalangan atom terburuk di dunia dalam tempoh suku abad ini.

Ketika juruteknik bersedia untuk menutup operasi unit No 3 di Tomari, Hokkaido, persoalan sama ada Jepun memerlukan tenaga nuklear atau tidak, mula diperdebatkan.

Hokkaido Electric Power, yang menguruskan operasi loji berkenaan, berkata pada jam 5 petang, syarikat itu akan mula memasukkan rod kawalan yang akan menghentikan tidak balas rantaian atom dan membawa reaktor kepada 'penutupan sejuk' sementara pada Isnin ini. - AFP

Belon gas meletup, 144 cedera, melecur

Posted: 04 May 2012 08:37 PM PDT

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YEREVAN: Lebih 140 orang awam cedera lewat malam tadi apabila belon berisi gas meletup ketika konsert kempen pilihan raya di ibu negara Armenia, menjelang pilihan raya parlimen pada Ahad ini, kata pegawai tempatan.

Kementerian Kecemasan berkata, 144 orang cedera dan melecur apabila belon gas itu meletup dan terbakar di konsert yang dianjurkan Presiden Serzh Sarkisian dari Parti Republik di Dataran Republik, Yerevan.

Laman sesawang Armenia menunjukkan, api yang marak menjulang ke udara manakala orang ramai bertempiaran lari serta menjerit ketakutan.

"Belon meletup dan terbakar selepas orang ramai yang memegang sejambak belon melepaskannya ke udara," kata seorang saksi. - AFP

Media Malaysia Tidak Bebas, Monggolia, Papua New Guinea dan Bangladesh Lebih Baik

Posted: 04 May 2012 07:40 PM PDT

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Sumber: Freedomhouse.org
Rangking Kebebesan Media 2012 oleh FREEDOM HOUSE yang baru dikeluarkan menunjukkan Malaysia terperosok jauh di belakang berbanding Monggolia (80), Papua New Guinea (54) dan Bangladesh (111). Malaysia berada di tempat 144 dari 197 negara.
Apa alasan Kerajaan umno BN untuk menafikan perkara ini? Adakah umno mengiktiraf rangking kebebasan Media 2012 ini? Kalau tidak, mengapa? atau Kerajaan umno BN yang hendak membuat rangkingnya sendiri? Kah kah kah...

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Buaya 4.4 meterditangkap di Australia

Posted: 04 May 2012 07:40 PM PDT

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SYDNEY, Australia - Seekor buaya air masin sepanjang 4.4 meter yang membaham sembilan ekor anjing peliharaan ditangkap di sebatang sungai di utara Australia, menurut satu laporan semalam.

Laporan akhbar Northern Territory News menyatakan, buaya ganas itu ditangkap di penempatan penduduk Sungai Daly, sekitar 225 kilometer ke selatan bandar raya Darwin selepas reptilia itu menakutkan penduduk setempat.

Seorang pegawai polis, Mark Casey memberitahu, pejabatnya menerima sembilan aduan tentang anjing peliharaan penduduk dibaham haiwan itu dalam tempoh sebulan.

"Buaya adalah bahaya yang menanti kerana anda menyangka ia batang kayu terapung di permukaan sungai," kata Casey.

Menurutnya, selain haiwan itu, terdapat dua lagi buaya besar dan seekor buaya kecil yang masih berkeliaran di kawasan berkenaan.

Buaya air masin yang boleh membesar hingga sepanjang 7 meter dan mencapai berat satu tan, kerap ditemui di bahagian utara Australia.

Sebanyak dua orang mati akibat serangan haiwan itu di Australia pada setiap tahun. - AFP

Lu Orang Kenal Siapa "Ulamak" Ini..

Posted: 04 May 2012 07:34 PM PDT

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YB Dato' Tuan Guru Hadi Awang sedang berbincang bersama kepimpinan Gerakan Islam luar Negara..Hebatt!!...Hancussss Umno...

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Suami suka bergincu

Posted: 04 May 2012 06:57 PM PDT

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TABIAT SONGSANG...Mamat gemar bersolek pada waktu malam.

PONTIAN: "Di siang hari, dia lelaki sempurna dan melaksanakan semua tanggungjawab termasuk pergi bekerja kontrak, tetapi pada waktu malam kelakuannya berubah seperti wanita dengan bersolek tebal, memakai coli, pakaian pelangsing dan baju tidur perempuan."

Demikian keluh wanita mahu dikenali sebagai Zaleha, 40, yang buntu dengan sikap pelik suaminya dan terpaksa membendung penderitaan itu sejak awal mereka mendirikan rumah tangga lebih 15 tahun lalu.

Menurutnya, setiap malam selepas mengubah perwatakan daripada lelaki kepada wanita, suaminya yang dikenali sebagai Mamat, 42, hanya berkurung dalam rumah bagi mengelak orang ramai melihat penampilan peliknya itu.

Zaleha berkata, perkahwinan dia dan Mamat dirancang keluarga dan dia tidak mengetahui tabiat aneh lelaki itu sehingga mereka berpindah dari rumah mentua ke kediaman sendiri di sebuah kawasan perumahan di sini, selepas dua bulan mendirikan rumah tangga.

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Panel bebas: Baik lantik AJK cawangan Umno

Posted: 04 May 2012 06:30 PM PDT

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KUALA LUMPUR: AJK PAS Pusat Idris Ahmad berpendapat, lebih baik panel bebas Bersih 3.0 yang dicadang kerajaan dipilih daripada ahli Umno sahaja supaya ianya menyebelahi pihak BN dan polis.

Menurutnya, tiada guna jika panel bebas membuat keputusan tidak menyebelahi BN dan polis kerana ia hanya akan dibakul sampah sahaja oleh kerajaan.

Katanya, berapa banyak pandangan ketiga mengenai keganasan polis dalam setiap perhimpunan tidak diambil peduli.

Ianya termasuk pendengaran awam yang dibuat oleh Suhakam ketika Bersih 2.0 yang juga tidak pernah diambil peduli oleh kerajaan.

Selain itu, Pengerusi Suhakam Tan Sri Hasmy Agam juga ujarnya telah menegaskan bahawa penggunaan kekasaran yang tidak seimbang dan tidak sepatutnya digunakan terhadap peserta perhimpunan dan juga petugas media.

"Pada hal Suhakam ialah badan yang ditubuhkan oleh kerajaan, ia bukan Lembaga Disiplin Parti Islam Semalaysia PAS.

"Jika badan seperti Suhakam pun Datuk Seri Najib tidak mahu dengar, lebih baik lantik Jawatankuasa yang terdiri daripada Jawatankuasa Kemajuan Kampung (JKK) yang terdiri daripada AJK Cawangan Umno sahaja supaya keputusan sentiasa menyebelahi pihak BN dan polis," kata Idris lagi.

Sehubungan itu katanya, pengumuman Najib untuk menubuhkan panel bebas menyiasat Bersih 3.0 hanya untuk menyejukkan kemarahan rakyat kepada polis dan kerajaan.

Pihak polis dan Najib sekarang ini ujarnya susah hati kerana kali ini mereka guna kekerasan kepada pihak media, sedangkan wartawan tidak boleh dizalimi walaupun di dalam peperangan.
"Apakah jaminan kerajaan akan menerima cadangan Penal Bebas jika keputusan tidak menyebelahi pihak polis dan BN.

"Berapa banyak wang dan tenaga dihabiskan oleh ahli panel, apabila keputusan dikeluarkan kerajaan tidak ikut," katanya.

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Kezaliman Polis Yang Di Sisih Media BN Di Bongkar

Posted: 04 May 2012 06:00 PM PDT

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PETALING JAYA, 4 MEI: Pihak media arus perdana terus menyembunyikan kisah mangsa tindakan agresif polis pada perhimpunan Bersih 3.0 meskipun seorang demi seorang mangsa tampil membuat pengakuan membongkar kezaliman pihak polis.

Kisah tragis tindakan agresif polis diceritakan oleh Pengedar Teh, Lau Chee Sun, yang terkena tembakan canister gas pemedih mata dari jarak 10 meter sehingga mengakibatkan kecederaan di bahu kiri.

"Dalam keadaan sesak, tembakan dilepaskan dari bawah jambatan landasan kereta api. Saya melihat dua canister ke arah saya. Saya berjaya mengelak salah satu daripadanya. Saya rasa pening dan mencari tempat berlindung. Saya berjalan ke kedai mamak untuk menyelamatkan diri," katanya.

Sementara itu, seorang lagi mangsa, Jashamsurnizam Md Jani pula disepak di belakang badan sebelum dihumban ke longkang oleh tiga anggota polis berhampiran bangunan DBKL.

Beliau merupakan seorang pensyarah berkata, kejadian tersebut berlaku ketika orang ramai bersesak menyelamatkan diri dan beliau berjalan kaki seorang diri menuju ke HKL sambil menanggung kesakitan.

Jelas beliau, ketika di HKL terdapat ramai pegawai tinggi polis menunggu di hadapan pintu kecemasan dan sehingga kini, beliau, masih belum memperoleh laporan perubatan.

"Saya dicampak ke dalam longkang sedalam dua atau tiga kaki. Saya mengalami kecederaan retak di bahagian tangan kanan dan tempurung lutut kanan saya lari. Saya bangun sendiri dan menuju ke HKL," katanya.

Seoarang Jurutera, Mohd Firdaus Nurhakim Mohd Esah menceritakan detik hitam yang dialami sepanjang 100 meter menuju ke tempat tahanan apabila beliau di pukul oleh beberapa anggota polis sehingga mengalami kecederaan di bahagian belakang badan dan leher.

"Pada jam 5.30 petang, ketika itu keadaan dilihat agak tenang di Dataran Merdeka. Polis datang dari dua arah dan saya mengangkat tangan tanda menyerah. Saya tidak tahu hendak lari ke mana lagi dan mereka membelasah saya disitu juga. Sepanjang jalan menuju tempat tahanan, lebih sepuluh anggota polis membelasah saya. Seorang polis menanduk dada saya menggunakan kepalanya.

"Saya terkilan sebab saya tidak membuat apa-apa kepada mereka. Mereka tidak ada hak berbuat sebegitu kepada saya," katanya.

Katanya, pihak polis memukul dalam keadaan terburu-buru sehingga beliau tidak dapat bernafas dan diseret sehingga ke Dataran Merdeka.

Beliau mengakui melihat sendiri tindakan pihak polis meragut rantai emas selain merampas dompet peserta dan apabila ditanya dimana dompet berkenaan, jawapan yang diterima hanyalah 'tidak tahu'.

Beliau turut mengakui pihak polis yang memukulnya tidak memakai nombor badan seperti kebiasaan dan hanya bersorak 'Padan Muka' kepadanya ketika dibawa oleh dua anggota polis.

"100 peratus pasti, nombor badan tiada. Bahagian nama saya tidak pasti. Layanan yang diterima di Pulapol berbeza. Saya diberitahu unit di Dataran dan Pulapol berbeza," katanya.

Lapan orang individu yang mengalami kekasaran telah membuat laporan polis hari ini di Ibu Pejabat Polis Petaling Jaya sambil ditemani oleh wakil Lawyer Of Liberty (LFL) Fadiah Nadwa Fikri dan wakil SUARAM, Nalini Elumalai.

Fadiah yang ditemui sejurus selepas itu berkata, pihaknya akan berbincang dan mengumpul segala maklumat berkaitan mangsa keganasan polis dan mendesak satu suruhanjaya penyiasatan bebas ditubuhkan.

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