Anwar Ibrahim

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Anwar Ibrahim

Pesta Ponggal Wilayah Persekutuan & Siri Jelajah Merdeka Rakyat Ke Selangor Bersama Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim

Posted: 17 Jan 2013 05:23 AM PST

20 Januari 2013 (Ahad)

1) 6.00 – 10.00 mlm – Pesta Ponggal

Lokasi: Pejabat KeADILan Lembah Pantai, Taman Seri Sentosa,
Lembah Pantai (Hadapan Checkers Hypermarket)

2) 8.30 – 12.00 mlm – Ceramah Perdana – Merdeka Rakyat
Lokasi : Padang Bolasepak Damansara Damai, Sungai Buloh

3) Barisan Penceramah:

i. YB Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim
ii. YB Nurul Izzah Anwar
iii. YB Elizabeth Wong Keat Ping
iv. YB Sivarasa Rasiah
v. YBhg Ustaz Sallehen Mukyi

Lesson from ‘listen, listen, listen’

Posted: 17 Jan 2013 12:40 AM PST

Azly Rahman

As a student of Cultural-Philosophical Studies with a passion in radical educational change framed within the context of cybernating-hypermodern societies such as Malaysia, I see the “Bawani-Zohra Affair” as emblematic of a nation gone berserk on the issue of freedom of speech and the culture of dialogue and public discourse.

We are in an ‘amuck-latah’ mood. The nation, at least in cyberspace, is furious (amuck) of what happened, and the protagonist of the propaganda machine fumbled big-time (latah) assuming that the teaching techniques of the “top-down, humiliate-first, no-apologies later” of many a Biro Tata Negara speaker can still be deployed unreservedly onto university students at the time when amateur videos can go viral, when tweets can flow like a tsunami, and when Facebook pages can be created in a fraction of seconds.

That’s the mistaken assumption – that the Frankenstein called “social media technology” will also not run amuck helping those silenced to have their poetic justice, and those humiliated to become an honourable being raised to the level of stardom, overnight.

It is said that at times, you do not need to find the revolution – for the revolution will find you. The revolution found both Bawani and Zohra in such an 'absurd’ way, such as in many of the plots of French surrealist dramas like Eugene Ionesco’s rhinoceros running wild on the city streets, and Kafka’s character moving from desolation to awareness in “Metamorphosis”.

The timing was perfect, like that storm brewing right after the almost-a-million Malaysian march to take over Putrajaya; after the Deepak drama which was over-played, overdosing even the older folks; after the successes of all those Bersih rallies, and many other watersheds upon watersheds of consciousness-raising events, and ultimately, after the last hurrah circa GE13 – all these ripened the relevance of the fateful “Bawani-Zohra” rendezvous.

Hence, Malaysians saw not only an explosion of anger, but one that fuelled tremendous amounts of creative products, mainly in the realm of multimedia (music videos, Facebook and Internet posters, audio and video materials, and the production of other forms of creative artifacts inspired by the mantra “listen-listen-listen…”).

That is my observation, albeit too, as a ‘participant-observer’ who managed to contribute to the dialogue through my public writings here on Facebook, and in my other column in Malaysia-Today.

I have always found examples of the chaos and complexity theory at work in these kinds of phenomena; the “butterfly effect” of Malaysian public discourse, which must be framed in its most kaleidoscopic and multidimensional way.

Mind-controlling machinery?

In this case, a simple few minutes of verbal exchange in a dialogue on a campus situated way up in the “boonies” as the Appalachians in Ohio would say, can have far-reaching impacts up till now, leading to even the fall of the Barisan Nasional regime that has, for the last 30 years, been using the universities as a place wherein the human mind – of student, staff, and even faculty – would essentially need to “shut up and listen-listen-listen”.

At the same time, the leaders will be carrying big sticks and speaking not-so-gently, so that the entire mind-controlling machinery can function effectively while being devoid of critical sensibility.

For too long, society has allowed such stupefication to happen via the work of government-controlled propaganda-producing agencies trained in Soviet-styled mind-bending, mind-numbing, and mind-emptying strategies so that the dying ideology of one-race dominancy in the self-glorified, ill-intentioned '1Malaysian’ sloganism can prevail.

Even when the world outside has mutated multiple times and gone through the process of adaptations as a consequence of globalisation and the continuing relevancy of cosmopolitanism.

I don’t know, these are my ramblings for the day, folks… my Joycean stream-of-consciousness mood speaking:
Watching how the Mandelbrott set of Malaysian universities will play out; watching how the butterflies in this absurd drama will flap their wings; and watching how the ancient Malay dialectics of deadly dualism will be spoken.
The “amuck-latah” syndrome will be transmutated into newer forms in a hypermodern society – in a bipolar Malaysia trying to live in accordance with an ill-constructed '1Malaysia’ while society is firmly destroyed by implosive devices akin to the famed 'C4′ used to end the life of a young Mongolian mother of a very young child some time ago, when truth was still a corpse waiting to come alive.

I don’t know, but there are now minds in those Malaysian universities that are refusing to just “listen-listen-listen” …until the truth explodes and destroys the creators of falsehood.

Please share your thoughts… humbly of course.

But where do we go from here?

DR AZLY RAHMAN, who was born in Singapore and grew up in Johor Baru, holds a Columbia University (New York) doctorate in International Education Development and Master’s degrees in the fields of Education, International Affairs, Peace Studies and Communication. He has taught more than 40 courses in six different departments and has written more than 300 analyses on Malaysia. His teaching experience spans Malaysia and the United States, over a wide range of subjects from elementary to graduate education. He currently resides in the United States.

Azmin: Sabah RCI Testimony Proves Dr M a Traitor

Posted: 16 Jan 2013 09:48 PM PST


Allegations of a 'citizenship-for-votes' scheme heard at the royal commission of inquiry (RCI) on Sabah immigrants yesterday proves former PM Dr Mahathir Mohamad is a traitor to the country, said PKR.

"We are following the developments and witness testimonies closely; several shocks have emerged, names have been named, and these are not surprising to us," said PKR deputy president Azmin Ali.

"We truly understand this represents a planned effort headed by the then prime minister (left), and to me he is a traitor to the country for given identity cards (IC) to foreigners just to shore up Umno's political power," he said at a press conference at PKR headquarters in Petaling Jaya today.

He pointed out that all the agencies implicated in the allegations were under the Prime Minister's Department at the time.

Yesterday, several former National Registration Department (NRD) officers told the RCI in Kota Kinabalu that they were instructed to facilitate immigrants to vote during the 1990s and help install a BN-friendly state government.

These operations ranged from issuing IC receipts of existing voters to immigrants to issuing blue identity cards to unqualified immigrants.

When contacted for comment, EC chairperson Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof said he would seek further information from his officers on what was said at the RCI before responding to the claims.

Khairy Jamaluddin Menarik Balik Tuduhannya dan Mengesahkan Watak Perkauman UMNO

Posted: 16 Jan 2013 08:36 PM PST

Kenyataan Khairy Jamaluddin yang dipetik oleh Sinar Harian[1] menyebut bahawa "beliau tidak menarik balik kenyataannya berkenaan Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim tetapi cuma berkata apa yang dipetik itu tidak betul dan tidak tepat".

Seterusnya, beliau juga cuba memberi gambaran seolah-olah Dato' Seri Anwar memohon perkara itu diselesaikan di luar mahkamah kerana bimbang dengan perbicaraan penuh.

Kedua-dua kenyataan ini bukan sahaja angkuh dan satu pembohongan, ia juga bertentangan dengan syarat penyelesaian ( Settlement Terms ) yang dimeterai di dalam Mahkamah Tinggi Kuala Lumpur oleh kedua-dua pihak pada 16 Januari 2013. Tindakan Khairy yang memutar belitkan persetujuan beliau sendiri di hadapan hakim boleh dikira menghina mahkamah.

Syarat penyelesaian menyebut seperti berikut:

"Since the defendant (Khairy Jamaluddin) is now prepared to say that he did not say the offending words as opposed to the position taken earlier, the matter ends there and stands resolved."

Khairy dan Pemuda UMNO sebelum penyelesaian ini bertegas bahawa Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim adalah "pengkhianat perjuangan Melayu" dan "boneka Amerika Syarikat dan Yahudi".

Malah, dalam transkip ucapannya yang menjadi bahas kes di mahkamah, secara jelas beliau menyebut perkara-perkara ini.

Muka surat 10 transkrip ucapan yang dikemukakan dalam mahkamah:

"Tuan-tuan, saya balik daripada Ijok, saya dengar dengan telinga saya sendiri, keluar dari mulut pemimpin Melayu di ijok, daripada Anwar Ibrahim, yang mengatakan bahawa kita tak perlu lagi ada Dasar Ekonomi Baru, kita tak perlu lagi membantu orang Melayu.

Sekarang ini Anwar sudah masuk kawasan-kawasan kaum Tiong Hwa. Dia kata kita nak bina sekolah Cina, tak payah lagi ada Dasar Ekonomi Baru dan sebagainya.

Tuan-tuan, sudah jadi macam ini, sudah sampai satu tahap di mana ada pemimpin Melayu yang sanggup menggadaikan kehidupan kita oleh kerana politiknya."

Bukan sahaja beliau menuduh Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim menggadaikan kehidupan orang Melayu, Khairy juga mengapi-apikan sentimen perkauman dengan membina kebencian terhadap pendidikan Cina yang cukup rapat dengan masyarakat Cina di negara ini.

Muka surat 11 transkrip ucapan Khairy yang dijadikan bahas kes di mahkamah pula menyebut:

"Pilihanraya yang akan datang adalah masa depan kita, adalah perjuangan kita. Adakah kita sanggup memberi laluan kepada Anwar yang menjadi boneka kepada Amerika? Yang menjadi boneka kepada Yahudi? Adakah kita sanggup memberi laluan kepada PAS yang sanggup menggadaikan khazanah asli bumi bertuah Malaysia ini kepada rakyat asing?"

Dari transkrip ucapan yang menjadi rujukan kes saman di mahkamah, adalah jelas bahawa Khairy memfitnah Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim dan menghina perjuangan PAS. Dakwaan Khairy bahawa kenyataan beliau disalah lapor oleh media, seperti yang dinyatakan kepada Sinar Harian adalah tidak benar, kerana prosiding perbicaraan mahkamah merujuk kepada transkrip ucapan beliau yang disediakan oleh peguam UMNO sendiri dan bukannya mana-mana laporan akhbar.

Oleh sebab itulah, syarat penyelesaian secara jelas menegaskan bahawa kes ini ditamatkan apabila Khairy bersedia menukar pendirian awalnya mengenai fitnahnya terhadap Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

Pendirian awalnya yang memfitnah Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim sebagai pengkhianat perjuangan Melayu dan boneka Amerika Syarikat dan Yahudi terkandung dalam transkrip ucapan Khairy pada 1 Ogos 2007.

Oleh yang demikian, apabila beliau menukar pendirian awalnya, ia bermakna beliau menarik balik fitnah tersebut yang terkandung di dalam ucapannya dan kempen UMNO sebelum ini.

Kenyataan – kenyataan susulan Khairy yang angkuh menggambarkan beliau sedikit pun tidak insaf dan tidak jujur. Beliau lebih rela berbohong daripada berterus terang kepada rakyat bahawa beliau telah menarik balik fitnah yang dibuatnya.

Namun, lebih membimbangkan adalah kenyataan – kenyataan beliau yang berhubung pendidikan Cina di negara ini dan mengaitkannya dengan sentimen perkauman sempit yang melampau.

Perkara ini perlu diberi perhatian serius dan untuk mengelakkan putar belit, Khairy Jamaluddin harus menjelaskan pendirian beliau mengenai institusi pendidikan Cina yang ada di negara ini agar pendirian Pemuda Barisan Nasional dalam hal itu dapat dinilai oleh pengundi-pengundi.

Setelah meneliti kenyataan – kenyataan susulan Khairy selepas dimeterai syarat penyelesaian, saya berpendapat ianya mempunyai unsur – unsur menghina Mahkamah (contempt) yang perlu dirujuk semula kepada Mahkamah.

17 Januari 2013

Isu Saman Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim/Khairy Jamaluddin & Penggantungan Chief Economist, Bank Islam

Posted: 16 Jan 2013 07:07 AM PST

Berikutan kenyataan-kenyataan yang dibuat oleh Sdr Khairy Jamaluddin yang bertentangan dengan keputusan yang dicapai di mahkamah dalam kes saman Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim terhadap beliau, satu sidang media akan diadakan seperti berikut:

Tarikh : 17 Januari 2013
Masa : 11 pagi
Tempat : Ibupejabat KEADILAN

Sidang media akan dikendalikan oleh Sdr Azmin Ali, Timbalan Presiden KEADILAN.

Beliau juga akan memberi maklumbalas KEADILAN mengenai tindakan penggantungan terhadap Saudara Azrul Azwa Ahmad Tajuddin, Chief Economist Bank Islam.

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