Clear and present danger

Home Minister Dato’ Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi issued a stern warning to those who are out to ridicule and demonize the Prime Minister and his administration with distorted information and lies, deemed as a national threat.
imageIt is without a doubt that there clear concerted effort to by foreign and domestic bodies, to confuse the rakyat with distorted and fabricated information laced in emotional-charging connotation with specific sinister agenda.

It is clear that London-based Sarawak Report which is funded by Global Witness and Open Soceity Forum, creatures which were created by New Con Jew George Soros who is known as a ‘rogue’ due to his tendency to challenge and disrupt economic system, philosophy, norms and values and promote liberalism, LGBT and civil liberty.

Then there is Wall Street Journal which is part of another Neo Con Jew Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp media empire worked in tandem with Sarawak Report and a staunch Anwarista Tong Kooi Ong’s media arm The Edge and BFM, all echoing the same unsubstantiated stories.

 All these consistent echoing of messages and drumming of mismanagement, corruption and abuse of strategic investment corporation 1MDB is designed to arouse the rakyat and eventually topple Prime Minister Najib’s administration.

Protection Group International (PGI) admitted that the information on Petro Saudi and 1MDB venture wasn’t correct but instead of rectifying the errors, Xavier Justo went to Sarawak Report instead.

The Malay Mail story:

MALAYSIA

Sarawak Report data on 1MDB ‘unreliable’, says PGI chief

BY REENA RAJ

Sunday July 5, 2015
06:50 AM GMT+8

 

PETALING JAYA, July 5 — Protection Group International (PGI) managing director Brian Lord said Sarawak Report’s information on the alleged impropriety in PetroSaudi International Ltd’s aborted joint venture with 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) was “inconsistent” and “unreliable”.

Speaking to Malay Mail, he said there were inconsistencies between the original information and what was published by the blog. He also revealed the cyber security firm was hired by PetroSaudi to investigate the source of the data published online and verify its authenticity.

“When one does the compare and contrast of the data in the systems with the one in Sarawak Report, there are inconsistencies,” Lord said.

He said if an individual believes a wrongdoing had occured, he could report the matter to the authorities in Malaysia, Switzerland or United Kingdom or take it to an established media.

“But he (arrested Swiss national Xavier Justo) didn’t do that.

“Having gone through the process of trying to extort money from the former employer with threats to leak the data and being refused, he (Justo) could have still gone to the authorities had there been any wrong doing. But he chose to go to Sarawak Report.

“I am not making any comment on the political persuasion of Sarawak Report but he chose to take it to that kind of blog site. So even before we move on to the forensics, any information that he presented to the public after that process has to be treated with a huge amount of caution,” said Lord who has more than 20 years experience in cyber security.

Lord added investigations by PGI revealed Sarawak Report had a “subtract of some emails chain and some documentation”. He, however, stopped short of divulging the contents of the emails and data Sarawak Report received.

“It is a combination of all those three things; inconsistency between the original and published reports, substitutable communication and the whole private information claim into Sarawak Report … I can firmly say the information is unreliable and, therefore, it is unfair for anybody to draw judgments on it.”

Justo, a former PetroSaudi executive, was arrested in Thailand last month after he was alleged to have leaked information to Sarawak Report. He was being investigated for extortion and blackmailing his former employer.

Justo had allegedly attempted to blackmail and extort as much as 2.5 million Swiss Francs (RM10 million) from PetroSaudi two years after he was dismissed from the company. He also allegedly threatened to release confidential business information, purportedly stolen from the company, if his demands were not met.

Following the attempted blackmail, various emails and documents were published by Sarawak Report, sparking criticism against 1MDB.

According to Lord, investigations into the case were led by two analysts who between them had worked on at least 1,000 forensic cases.

“These are people who are highly-regarded specialist in what they do. They have investigated all types of cases involving all types of background. When it comes to the validity and velocity of the company, they have vast experience,” he said.

In stressing the firm’s independence, Lord said investigations were conducted in a controlled environment with no access granted to anyone outside of the forensic investigators, with devices obtained from those involved kept in a forensic laboratory.

“Nobody else, including the client, has access to the laboratory where the investigations are conducted. It is key for the investigations to be uncontaminated. In this particular case, we still have the devices under our custody until every line of investigation related to this has ended.”

He said the forensic analysis into this case could take up to six months.

“That leads back to the point of depending on what level of granularity the process requires and whether that is inclined to a subsequent legal process. That leads to a point where there are things that we can say and can’t,” he added.

● On a company spokesman quoted by an English daily

“Clients want a clear, unambiguous and unbiased view of what the investigations will show. We are obliged to adhere to certain standards on how we operate. Forensics investigations can take a long time depending on what level of information is required. At that point thereof, where there is a complete lack of clarity over things, that requires a public statement. But we will only make statements which we are sure we can validate. In forensics investigations, there are points that can be established quite quickly and there are things that require more time to go into deeper analysis. But there are certain points throughout the investigation where things will become clear and if it does help clarify the situation, particularly in the case like this where a lot of it is being played up in public domain, sometimes it (a statement) can be helpful for both parties.”

● On the implication of such articles

“Responsible media outlets such as newspapers check their sources, the validity of such sources and information as well as the motive of the sources before an editorial decision is made to publish. That is a sensible, matured decision. If a blogging site is considered as an independent voice, then it has to do the same thing and if it chooses to just publish random information obtained, then it has no right to be taken seriously. I support the Sarawak Report’s right to publish whatever political opinion they have … people have different opinions, but the point remains how seriously would it take itself if it gets hold of data obtained inappropriately and chooses to publish it in that way, editorialising it to meet political ends. Freedom of speech comes with responsibility.”

– See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/sarawak-report-data-on-1mdb-unreliable-says-pgi-chief#sthash.y0aNMJ1i.dpuf

Published in: on July 5, 2015 at 10:58  Leave a Comment  

Concerns on the WSJ story

The Sarawak Report story on money trail back to Prime Minister Najib

The Sarawak Report story on money trail back to Prime Minister Najib

More concerns have been raised about the unsubstatiated WSJ story that close to USD 700million was allegedly credited into Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak’s Ambank account.

Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Mohd Yassin raised his concern on the story which Prime Minister Najib describe as a ‘Political Sabotage’.

Kenyataan Media
YAB Tan Sri Muhyiddin Haji Mohd Yassin
Timbalan Perdana Menteri

Saya berasa amat bimbang dengan pendedahan terkini Wall Street Journal mengenai beberapa akaun peribadi milik YAB Dato’ Seri Mohd Najib Tun Abd. Razak yang didakwa telah menerima sejumlah wang daripada beberapa buah entiti yang dikatakan mempunyai hubungan dengan 1MDB.

Tuduhan ini amatlah berat kerana ia boleh menjejaskan kredibiliti dan integriti Dato’ Seri Najib sebagai Perdana Menteri dan Ketua Kerajaan. Isu ini juga telah menarik perhatian rakyat serta media antarabangsa dan pastinya menyentuh kepentingan awam.

Oleh itu, saya berpendirian bahawa pihak berkuasa penyiasatan seperti Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM), Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) dan Polis Di Raja Malaysia (PDRM) dengan kerjasama Jabatan Peguam Negara perlu bertindak segera untuk menyiasat segala tuduhan yang dibuat terhadap Dato’ Seri Najib. Saya yakin siasatan mengenai perkara ini akan dijalankan secara terperinci, telus dan bebas demi mencari kebenaran.

Oleh kerana tuduhan ini adalah bersifat peribadi, maka adalah wajar bagi Dato’ Seri Najib untuk memberikan penjelasan yang meyakinkan atau membuat penafian. Sehubungan itu, saya menyambut baik kenyataan Dato’ Seri Najib yang telah menafikan tuduhan yang dilemparkan terhadap beliau. Sekiranya beliau yakin semua tuduhan itu adalah tidak benar dan fitnah semata-mata, maka adalah wajar beliau mengambil tindakan undang-undang ke atas pihak-pihak yang membuat tuduhan demi membersihkan nama beliau dan mengembalikan kredibiliti kerajaan.

Sementara siasatan terperinci dijalankan, saya menyeru semua pihak supaya bertenang. Saya pasti kebenaran akan muncul hasil siasatan yang dijalankan oleh pihak berkuasa.

Saya berdoa mudah-mudahan di bulan Ramadhan Al-Mubarak ini, Allah s.w.t akan memberikan kita segala tawfiq dan hidayah untuk menyelesaikan segala kemelut yang berlaku dan mengurniakan kesejahteraan yang berkekalan kepada rakyat dan negara kita.

TAN SRI DATO’ HJ MUHYIDDIN HJ MOHD YASSIN
Timbalan Perdana Menteri Malaysia

4 Julai 2015

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Like many, Muhyiddin hopes that Prime Minister Najib takes those who are making these slanderous baseless sinister allegations be taken to court.

Despite some media organisations against this notion, lessons could be learnt how Singapore used the court system to redress the lies and inaccurate reporting by media with the intent to slant and demonise.

Mean while Attorney General Tan Sri Gani Patail vowed to do a thorough investigation on this allegation with a special task force comprises MACC, The Police, Bank Negara and AG’s chambers:

PASUKAN PETUGAS KHAS SIASAT DAKWAAN DANA DISALUR KE AKAUN PERDANA MENTERI

Sebuah Pasukan Petugas Khas, dianggotai oleh Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM), Polis Diraja Malaysia dan Bank Negara Malaysia, telah pun memulakan siasatan berhubung isu 1MDB.

Pasukan ini telah memperoleh beberapa dokumen yang kemudiannya dikemukakan kepada saya untuk semakan. Saya mengesahkan bahawa saya telah menerima dokumen-dokumen berkaitan 1MDB termasuk dokumen berkaitan dakwaan penyaluran dana ke akaun milik YAB Perdana Menteri, Dato’ Seri Mohd Najib Tun Razak daripada Pasukan Petugas Khas ini.

Sehubungan itu, saya telah meneliti dan menyemak kesemua dokumen yang dikemukakan, dan seterusnya telah memberi nasihat dan panduan kepada Pasukan Petugas Khas ini bagi mengambil tindakan lanjut.

Saya juga mengesahkan bahawa pada 3 Julai 2015, Pasukan Petugas Khas ini telah menghantar pasukan siasatan ke syarikat SRC International Sdn Bhd, Gandingan Mentari Sdn Bhd dan Ihsan Perdana Sdn Bhd untuk mengadakan serbuan dan telah memperoleh dokumen dari ketiga-tiga premis terbabit.

Susulan semakan dan analisis yang dibuat ke atas dokumen-dokumen yang diperoleh hasil serbuan itu, saya juga telah memberi nasihat dan panduan susulan kepada Pasukan Petugas Khas.

Siasatan akan memfokus setiap aspek yang dibangkitkan.

Saya yakin keanggotaan pelbagai agensi akan membolehkan siasatan dijalankan dengan lebih profesional dan terperinci.

Saya juga berharap semua pihak memberi kerjasama bagi membolehkan Pasukan Petugas Khas ini menjalankan siasatan dan tidak mengeluarkan kenyataan-kenyataan yang boleh mengelirukan orang ramai.

TAN SRI ABDUL GANI PATAIL
PEGUAM NEGARA
4 JULAI 2015

 

Published in: on July 4, 2015 at 18:55  Comments (10)  

Sarawak Report Hubris on Demonizing PM Najib

The Sarawak Report story on money trail back to Prime Minister Najib

The Sarawak Report story on money trail back to Prime Minister Najib

The New-Con Jewish funded through the Open Society and Global Witness media creature Sarawak Report is intensifying its lies with the sinister intent to demonize Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak with malicious accusations that he was beneficiary of drawn monies from some of the 1MDB deal.

An avid observer of this SOPO agenda to topple Prime Minister Najib was quick with immediate salvos against these Sarawak Report hopeful rebels.

1MDB was very quick to deny these malicious lies:

Media statement by 1Malaysia Development Berhad

Issued on 3 July 2015
For immediate publication

1MDB never provided funds to PM

In reference to media reports published earlier today, 1MDB wishes to make clear that the company has never provided any funds to the Prime Minister. To suggest otherwise, as some media outlets have done, is highly irresponsible and a deliberate attempt to undermine the company.

Recent revelations have raised concerns about the veracity of a number of ‘leaked’ documents which certain media outlets, and online blogs such as Sarawak Report, have used to mislead the public and justify spurious allegations against the company and the government.

According to press reports, these documents were found to have been tampered with, and were being used by an individual – who is currently under arrest in a foreign country – to extort and blackmail his former employer.

We are therefore surprised that documents such as these, whose existence and authenticity have not been publicly verified, continue to be used as a basis to create new unsubstantiated allegations against 1MDB.

1MDB is currently cooperating with a number of enquiries being conducted by lawful authorities including the Auditor General, the Public Accounts Committee and Bank Negara. These authorities have all the relevant information, and we request all parties to await the outcome of their findings before making further allegations and rushing to judgement.

ends

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These series of outright malicious lies coupled with twisted half truths have been repeated too many times over and credible international media starting to use some of the materials as ‘credible sources’.

This latest sting came days after Fitch reviewed their ratings on Malaysia from negative to stable. This include all the fiscal initiatives put forth by Prime Minister Najib’s administration which include the 1MDB recovery plan approved by Cabinet on 29 May 2015.

Hence, all the efforts before this to demonise Prime Minister Najib’s administration as being “poor, incompetent, mismanaged and laced with embezzlement, CBTs and corruption” did not affect the fundamentals about the Malaysian economy and fiscal policy management.

Inadvertently, Prime Minister Najib’s administration is heading the right direction with his Transformation Agenda which encompasses rationalisation of direct and indirect subsidies, reduction of dependence on oil and gas and reducing deficit.

In short, the Neo Con Jewish funders of activists and operatives who have systematically trying to topple the BN led Federal Government of Malaysia, failed after all there tricks displayed.

Now, they are moving up on a higher gear and starting to attack Prime Minister Najib is being corrupt and personally benefitting from the so-called “1MDB Scandal”.

Prime Minister Najib should consider serious actions against Sarawak Report which agenda is clearly to instigate deep distrust and demonize the Prime Minister and management of the country.

*Updated 1330hrs

Statement from Prime Minister’s Office on Sarawak Report’s latest malicious attacks against the Prime Minister:

PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE STATEMENT

3 July 2015‎

‎”Despite the Prime Minister’s successful stewardship of Malaysia’s economy against global headwinds – as recognised this week by Fitch’s upgrade – there have been concerted efforts by certain individuals to undermine confidence in our economy, tarnish the government, and remove a democratically elected Prime Minister.

“These latest claims, attributed to unnamed investigators as a basis to attack the Prime Minister, are a continuation of this political sabotage. ‎

“It has been reported that criminal leaking of documents, doctoring and extortion has taken place to mislead the media and public.

So it is incumbent on responsible members of the media not to accept documents as genuine unless verified by the appropriate authorities.

Regarding the allegations themselves, it must be noted that 1MDB has already stated that the company never provided funds to the Prime Minister.”‎

ENDS

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*Updated 143ohrs

“Its a political sabotage” by certain individuals

Pro-Anwarista newsportal TMI story:

PMO blames ‘certain individuals’ behind WSJ report, calls it ‘political sabotage’

Published: 3 July 2015 2:13 PM

Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s office says today there are individuals who are out to undermine confidence in the Malaysian economy, tarnish the government and remove a democratically elected prime minister. – The Malaysian Insider file pic, July 3, 2015.
Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s office says today there are individuals who are out to undermine confidence in the Malaysian economy, tarnish the government and remove a democratically elected prime minister. – The Malaysian Insider file pic, July 3, 2015.
Calling it political sabotage, Putrajaya said today the Wall Street Journal’s expose about billions channelled into Datuk Seri Najib Razak bank accounts was the work of “certain individuals” to undermine confidence in the economy, tarnish the government and remove a democratically elected prime minister.
The Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement that local media should not accept such documents as genuine unless verified by appropriate authorities after the Malaysian online media quoted the WSJ expose and that by whistle-blower site Sarawak Report.

“Despite the prime minister’s successful stewardship of Malaysia’s economy against global headwinds – as recognised this week by Fitch’s upgrade – there have been concerted efforts by certain individuals to undermine confidence in our economy, tarnish the government, and
remove a democratically elected prime minister.

“These latest claims, attributed to unnamed investigators as a basis to attack the prime minister, are a continuation of this political sabotage,” PMO said in a statement posted on its Facebook page.
The statement came after several ministers questioned the reports in the WSJ and Sarawak Report which said debt-ridden 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) had channelled money into Najib’s accounts through other companies.

1MDB has denied the claims.

“It has been reported that criminal leaking of documents, doctoring and extortion has taken place to mislead the media and public.

“So it is incumbent on responsible members of the media not to accept documents as genuine unless verified by the appropriate authorities.

“Regarding the allegations themselves, it must be noted that 1MDB has already stated that the company never provided funds to the prime minister,” PMO said. – July 3, 2015.

– See more at: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/pmo-blames-certain-individuals-behind-wsj-report-calls-it-political-sabotag#sthash.O48ZBstA.dpuf

Published in: on July 3, 2015 at 11:30  Comments (41)  

Waktu untuk muhasabah dan mohon ampun

Orang Islam terutama majoritinya dikalangan Bangsa Melayu wajar untuk mengunnakan seluas luas fadilat kemuliaan Ramadhan Al Karim untuk bermuhasabah diri dan memohon pegampunan. Ini kerana Bangsa Melayu sebagai tunggak warga dan kepimpinan Negara diasak pelbagai cabaran dan cobaan, untuk mengadu-domba, memecah-belahkan dan menimbulkan perasaan iri hati dan kemarahan yang makin meluap, mengakibatkan perpecahan, hilang keyakinan dan nekad untuk menghasut agar Bangsa Melayu jatuh ke Lembah Durjana.

Laporan pro-Anwarista TMI:

Tak masuk syurga kalau solat tapi memfitnah, kata Najib

OLEH JAMILAH KAMARUDIN

Published: 2 July 2015 11:32 AM

Datuk Seri Najib Razak berkata mereka yang rajin solat tetapi masih memfitnah dan menghancurkan perpaduan, tidak tentu akan masuk syurga. – Gambar The Malaysian Insider oleh Nazir Sufari, 2 Julai, 2015.
Datuk Seri Najib Razak berkata mereka yang rajin solat tetapi masih memfitnah dan menghancurkan perpaduan, tidak tentu akan masuk syurga. – Gambar The Malaysian Insider oleh Nazir Sufari, 2 Julai, 2015.
Umat Islam tidak akan terjamin masuk syurga jika hanya menunaikan solat tetapi pada masa sama masih bersikap adu domba, kuat memfitnah dan menghancurkan perpaduan, kata Datuk Seri Najib Razak hari ini.
Perdana menteri memetik hadis mengenai amalan yang mendekatkan umat Islam dengan syurga, iaitu menjaga akidah, mendirikan solat, menunaikan zakat dan menjaga silaturrahim.

“Sembahyang tak tinggal, tapi jadi batu api, fitnah, adu domba, hancurkan perpaduan, tak jamin jadi ahli syurga.

“Pakai lambang besar pun tak jamin masuk syurga, ini peringatan untuk kita semua,” katanya ketika berucap di Majlis Penyampaian Sumbangan Aidilfitri kepada asnaf Baitulmal Majlis Agama Islam Wilayah Persekutuan (MAIWP) di Serdang, pagi tadi.
Najib turut membidas rakyat Malaysia yang tidak bersyukur kerana memperlekehkan negara sendiri sedangkan setiap negara menghadapi cabaran tersendiri.

Membandingkan dengan nasib warga Rohingya dari Myanmar, katanya pelarian itu lebih menghargai Malaysia dengan bersujud dan mencium bumi sejurus sampai ke negara ini.

“Orang Rohingya naik bot menyabung nyawa, sampai masuk pantai Malaysia, dia sujud cium tanah negara kita.

“Kita pula yang kutuk negara sendiri. Kita ini yang tidak sedar. Kita ini yang tidak syukur kita hidup di negara yang aman dan bertambah baik lagi,” katanya.

Dalam perkembangan lain, Najib meminta MAIWP menyediakan guru akademik di sekolah tahfiz persendirian di Wilayah Persekutuan. – 2 Julai, 2015.

– See more at: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/bahasa/article/tak-masuk-syurga-kalau-solat-tapi-memfitnah-kata-najib#sthash.k1Yui1bt.dpuf

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Pelbagai tohmahan dan fitnah dilemparkan dan maklumat yang diputar belitkan bertujuan jahat untuk menimbulkan kesangsian, kegusaran dan hasutan terhadap Kerajaan dewasa ini. Pelbagai isu diketengahkan dengan pelbagai sudut dan gemaan rhetorik, demi untuk mencapai drama melankoli bagi mengusik emosi orang Melayu.

Antara isu paling kontroversi ialah mengenai masalah kecairan syarikat pelaburan strategik Kerajaan 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).

1MDB merupakan target yang begitu sengit dibedil dari pelbagai sudut sengan segala tohmahan yang begitu licik diadun dan persembahkan sebagai “Pertanyaan yang begitu ramai orang ingin tahu”, walaupun punca timbul segala ‘kesangsian’ dan ‘pertanyaan’ ini bermula dari penerbitan siri artikel Sarawak Report.

Demi rujukan bagi maksud menjelaskan kedudukan tajuk dan isi posting ini, ingin diperjelaskan bahawa Sarawak Report ialah satu penerbit virtual yang beribu pejabat di London.

Ianya satu alat yang digunakan Yahudi Neo Conservative seperti George Soros melalui skim pembiayaan NGO seperti Open Society Foundation and Global Witness, untuk mengeluarkan dana agar program program yang ditakrifkan sebagai ‘pencernaan ilmu’, ‘forum’ dan ‘wacana’ dianjur dan taja seluruh dunia.

Program program ini mempunyai niat dan muslihat jahat yang terselindung disebalik usaha menengahkan isu isu seperti hak asasi sejagat, LGBT, hak bersuara dan sebagainya.

Orang biasa terutama dikalangan terpelajar dan celik IT digalakan dan perlahan lahan secara licik dihasut untuk bangkit mempersoalkan, mencabar dan akhirnya menegakan revolusi keatas ideologi, falsafah, kefahaman ugama dan aqidah, norma dan nilai kemasyarakatan dan politik dan sistem politik.

Mereka merupakan strategis dibelakang ‘Arab Spring’ yang berlaku di Tunisia, Mesir, Libya, Syria, Yemen dan pembiakan kumpulan ekstremis IS, ISIS atau ISIL yang kini menjadi pengganas global.

Sarawak Report structured agenda. Note the consistent stories, lined on the right

Sarawak Report structured agenda. Note the consistent stories, lined on the right

Sarawak Report sudah beberapa kali terbukti memfitnah pemimpin dengan menerbitkan material yang kunun kununnya sebagai ‘bukti’, sebenarnya ianya telah difabrikat bagi tujuan pembohongan dan muslihat bagi menimbulkan kemarahan dan kebencian.

Mula mula ialah serangan keatas Ketua Menteri Sarawak Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud, semenjak 2011. Kemudian Ketua Menteri Sabah Dato’ Seri Panglima Musa Aman. Penerbitan yang bersiri itu bertujuan agar rakyat membenci dan bangkit untuk menumbangkan kedua dua pemimpin tersebut.

Dewasa ini, gemaan fitnah mengenai 1MDB makin lantang dengan bertujuan jahat bahawa kepimpinan dan pihak atasan kumpulan itu samada bersekongkol atau merestui pelbagai aktiviti kommersial 1MDB yang sebenarnya bertujuan untuk memberi peluang pihak pihak tertentu menyalah-guna kedudukan mereka, ‘menyamun’ dan/atau ‘melenyapkan sejumlah wang’.

Rhetorik seperti “Rakyat wajar tahu apa yang berlaku kerana wang ini adalah wang rakyat” adalah bertujuan untuk membangkit emosi dan menghasut agar lebih ramai rakyat bangkit bagi melantangkan rasa kesangsian, ketidak-puasan hati dan kemarahan mereka.

Lantas, ini akan digunakan sebagai modal untuk mendesak samada Perdana Menteri Najib turun atau digulingkan.

Dalam kes TH mengambil tawaran 1MDB atas sebidang tanah 67,954 kaki persegi bertujuan bagi pembangunan hartanah residensi bernilai tinggi dalam Tun Razak Exchange digunakan dan dipersembahkan sebagai “Wang tabungan orang untuk pergi Haji disamun bagi ‘cover up’ skandal 1MDB” merupakan manipulasi berniat jahat.

TH dijangkakan akan meraih keuntungan besar apabila projek itu siap sepenuhnya dan akan memberikan imbuhan berterusan kepada penabung dalam TH untuk jangkamasa panjang.

Hakikatnya, ada segelintir yang mengepalai gerakan untuk terus menggunakan kontroversi 1MDB sebagai modal bagi menurunkan Perdana Menteri Najib secara bulat bulat menolak apa sahaja penjelasan yang cuba diketengahkan. Walhal, desakan mereka asalnnya bermula dengan “Pertanyaan demi pertanyaan yang makin ramai orang ingin tahu”.

Sedikit demi sedikit, segala apa yang diketengahkan selama ini oleh golongan kecil ini makin terungkai dan kebenaran secara perlahan lahan mula berputik dan timbul, bagi membezakan apa yang haq dan bathil.

Maka demi kemuliaan dan keberkatan Ramadhan Al Kareem ini, sama samalah kita bermuhasabah dan memberikan ruang agar kebenaran dapat dipersembahkan dan majoriti akan akhirnya mendapat kejayaan dari kemengangan setelah diuji dan berjuang dengan segala fitnah, hasutan dan rhetorik yang dipuar belitkan.

Published in: on July 2, 2015 at 12:45  Comments (16)  

“Off to the Headmaster’s room, you go!”

Anwarista Tong Kooi Ong's paper with an agenda

Anwarista Tong Kooi Ong’s paper with an agenda

One of sodomite-convict Anwar Ibrahim’s staunchest supporter Tong Kooi Ong whose business paper has been instigating against 1MDB by echoing and perpetuating lies from London based Sarawak Group, deemed with the intent to demonise Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak, will now be reprimanded.

The Malay Mail Online story:

 

Home Ministry issues show-cause letter to The Edge over 1MDB coverage

 

KUALA LUMPUR, July 1 — The Home Ministry has issued a show-cause letter to The Edge over what Putrajaya deemed to be unverified news that was published by the business paper on debt-laden 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).

An official with the ministry confirmed that the letter was sent to the publication, but did not reveal further details.

“We are in the midst of preparing a statement now and all the details will be there,” said the official when contacted by Malay Mail Online.

The show-cause letter comes a little over a week after Home Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi declared that the federal government will go after The Edge for publishing what it deems to be unverified news on 1MDB’s aborted joint venture with Petrosaudi International.

Ahmad Zahid said the authorities will investigate the business paper following the arrest of a former PetroSaudi executive believed to be the source of the leaked documents on an abortive US$1.2 billion (RM4.5 billion) 1MDB-PetroSaudi venture from which hundreds of millions were allegedly siphoned out.

The home minister said after receiving a report on the arrest from their Thai counterparts that included forensic analysis of the leaked data, that the Malaysian authorities concluded the documents had been tampered with in a bid to tarnish the joint venture.

“We found from the forensic aspect that the leaked data downloaded by the former executive with malicious intent… to distort facts about the transaction between 1MDB and PetroSaudi and the leaked data was published in Sarawak Report and The Edge.

“And since we are responsible to monitor any publication that gets its licences from [the Home Ministry] so we feel that they will have to bear full responsibility to face any action if they were found to have cherry-picked or were selective or intentionally distorting facts with bad intentions,” Zahid reportedly said.

Zahid also urged the Malaysian Communication Multimedia Commission to investigate and act against Sarawak Report, the whistleblower website that published the alleged leaked email correspondence between 1MDB and PetroSaudi.

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The Edge which previously was regarded as a premier business paper has often been talked about as a paper with an agenda. However, in the matters pertaining 1MDB, the connotation and how the stories were skewed is pointing in the direction of the political agenda to topple Prime Minister Najib.

Highlighting with the intention to perpetuate doubt and distrust

Highlighting with the intention to perpetuate doubt and distrust

The paper create doubts, angle the rhetorics and echoing lies and fabricated information to point that something amiss and perhaps irregular is happening and this is condoned by the BoD.

Example is 1MDB statement about the treatment of 1MDB investments in Penang and Selangor yesterday.

The Malay Mail Online story:

The Edge: 1MDB claim of ready buyers for Air Itam, Pulau Indah land reeks of LTH fumble

Wednesday July 1, 2015
09:57 AM GMT+8
KUALA LUMPUR, July 1 ― A local business daily today questioned 1Malaysia Development Berhad’s (1MDB) claim of “significant expressions of interest” in its land parcels in Air Itam and Pulau Indah, equating it to Lembaga Tabung Haji’s (LTH) still-unfulfilled claim that it would pull in profit from a controversial land purchase from 1MDB.

The Edge Financial Daily said in an editorial piece that it is unknown if 1MDB has received actual proposals to buy the two land parcels or if the latter’s executive director, Arul Kanda Kandasamy, was merely announcing that they will name an independent consultant in the next two weeks.

“Is 1MDB saying buyers for the Air Itam and Pulau Indah land will be named within two weeks?” the paper asked.

“Otherwise, can anyone be blamed for thinking that the statement sounds all too similar to the one made by Lembaga Tabung Haji chairman Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim on the ready buyers available for the pilgrims’ fund’s controversial RM188.5 million purchase of the 0.63ha Signature Tower land in the Tun Razak Exchange (TRX)?

“Did Abdul Azeez not say Tabung Haji was expected to make at least RM5 million profits when the land sale competed as early as end-May? The last we checked, a buyer has not been named,” the paper added.

The Edge said the least 1MDB can do is name the consultant that they should have already hired to evaluate the “significant expressions of interest” the state-owned firm claims the two land parcels have received, to lend credence to Arul Kanda’s statement yesterday.

The business daily said this is especially needed in the case of the Air Itam plot, on which 1MDB spent RM1.056 billion for a majority stake in 234 acres of encumbered land from private owners, including from associates of Penang tycoon Tan Sri Lim Gait Tong.

Despite owning most of the land, 1MDB would still need to get the buy in from the estimated 1,200 ground tenants on the Air Itam plot, which could potentially work out to some RM108 million in compensation payment, the paper added.

“Would any third party want to jump into the fray if there is no assurance of a settlement with these ground tenants who are not mere squatters?” The Edge queried.

The paper also raised questions over the status of the 310-acre Pulau Indah land, noting that there has not been any news of 1MDB finalising the RM294.378 million price to buy the plot from Tadmax Resources Bhd.

“The sale was supposed to be completed yesterday, according to Tadmax’s December 16, 2014 statement. At the time of writing, there was no update on whether the deal has been completed,” it said.

Debt-riddled 1MDB announced yesterday it has received “significant” proposals to buy two large parcels of land in Selangor and Penang even as critics question the state-owned investment’s purchase of them.

In a statement, Arul Kanda said the Cabinet had been informed of the company’s intention to “monetise” its land in Pulau Indah, Selangor and Air Itam, Penang through joint ventures or outright sales on February 15 this year.

Arul Kanda added that the company will appoint an independent real estate consultant to review the proposals and will provide an update of the development in the next two weeks.

1MDB’s announcement came after opposition MP Tony Pua questioned the real estate deals, in particular the 310-acre land in Pulau Indah the company bought for RM282 million from Tadmax Resources Bhd, after securing a US$150-million (RM540 million) loan from Export Import (EXIM) Bank.

The DAP MP has suggested that the transaction was a front to bail out troubled government-linked companies, pointing out that Tadmax was formerly known as Wijaya Baru Global Bhd before November 2013, and that Wijaya was known for its involvement in the RM12.5 billion Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ) scandal.

– See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/the-edge-1mdb-claim-of-ready-buyers-for-air-itam-pulau-indah-land-reeks-of#sthash.iovjFjcW.dpuf

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Home Ministry and MCMC should also extend the investigation to other media organisation under Tong Kooi Ong’s sty, which include BFM radio station.

The concept of freedom of expression does not tantamount of the liberty to perpetuate lies and cause discomfort and even anguish amongst the general public and compound a distrust against the government.

That is nothing but sinister and such sinister agenda isn’t actually moving the nation forward, even from the perspective of universal values.

 

Published in: on July 1, 2015 at 15:45  Comments (10)  

Summertime

Fitch reversed its initial ratings projection on Malaysia and unequivocally attest to the sound fundamentals in the Malaysian economy and fiscal policies.

Bloomberg story:

Malaysia Escapes Fitch Downgrade on Improvement in Finances

by Y-Sing Liau
July 1, 2015 — 1:51 AM HKT Updated on July 1, 2015 — 10:29 AM HKT

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Fitch Ratings maintained Malaysia’s credit ranking at the fourth-lowest investment grade after signaling a downgrade earlier this year, saying finances are improving and growth remains steady. Stocks and the ringgit rose.
The outlook on the nation’s A- grade was revised to stable from negative, Fitch said in a statement Tuesday. A new consumption tax and fuel subsidy reforms are supportive of Malaysia’s finances even as federal government debt and explicit guarantees continue to increase, it said.
Concerns Malaysia could be downgraded for the first time since the Asian financial crisis have hurt sentiment in its asset markets with the currency near the weakest in a decade. Fitch had repeatedly warned contingent liabilities such as rising debt at a state investment company were weighing on the rating, contributing to investors souring on the country.
“Malaysia’s rating remains supported by reasonably strong real GDP growth rates and low inflation volatility,” Fitch said. “Fitch views progress on the Goods and Services Tax and fuel subsidy reform as supportive of the fiscal finances. A further narrowing of the deficit is forecast in 2015 despite lower oil prices.”
Malaysian stocks jumped the most in more than two years Wednesday, with the benchmark index climbing as much as 1.8 percent. The currency rose 0.8 percent to 3.7420 against the U.S. dollar as of 10:18 a.m. local time, data compiled by Bloomberg show. It was the worst performer in Asia in the first six months of 2015 and traded close to 3.8 this week, the level at which it was pegged from 1998 until 2005.
Differing Outlooks
Fitch lowered Malaysia’s outlook to negative in 2013, citing weaker prospects for public finances. Moody’s Investors Service and Standard & Poor’s also rank Malaysia at their fourth-lowest investment grades. Moody’s has a positive outlook, while S&P’s is stable.
Andrew Colquhoun, Fitch’s head of Asia Pacific sovereign ratings, warned in March that there was more than a 50 percent chance of a downgrade. The Southeast Asian nation would “sit more naturally in the BBB range,” he said March 18.
The ratings affirmation gives Prime Minister Najib Razak more time to improve the country’s public finances, which have been weighed down by rising debt at state investment company 1Malaysia Development Bhd. and a decline in oil revenue.
1MDB’s borrowings amounted to 41.9 billion ringgit ($11.2 billion) as of March 2014 in part for the purchase of power plants and land. As the company’s troubled finances threatened Malaysia’s rating, Najib faced calls from former premier Mahathir Mohamad to step down as leader because of the performance of 1MDB, whose advisory board he chairs.
Sovereign Support
“Fitch continues to believe that the Malaysian sovereign is incurring additional contingent liabilities beyond explicit guarantees because of quasi-fiscal operations of state-owned entity 1MDB,” it said. “Fitch thinks there is a high probability that sovereign support for 1MDB would be forthcoming if needed.”
The decline in oil prices over the past year and the prospect of higher U.S. interest rates are also adding to pressure on the ringgit. Malaysia is an exporter of crude and derives about 22 percent of government revenue from energy-related sources.
Najib has trimmed expectations for expansion this year as his government cut expenditure amid lower-than-expected income from oil. The economy is forecast to grow 4.5 percent to 5.5 percent in 2015.
While Southeast Asia’s third-largest economy has run a fiscal deficit since 1998, the gap as a percent of gross domestic product has been narrowing. To boost state coffers, Najib scrapped a decades-old fuel subsidy policy in December and started a 6 percent goods and services tax in April.
The prime minister seeks a balanced budget by 2020 from a deficit target of 3.2 percent this year.

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This is what Fitch thought on the Malaysian economy let year:

Bonds | Wed Jul 23, 2014 7:28am EDT Related: CURRENCIES, BONDS, MARKETS, FINANCIALS


Fitch Affirms Malaysia at ‘A-‘, Outlook Remains Negative


(The following statement was released by the rating agency) HONG KONG/LONDON, July 23 (Fitch) Fitch Ratings has affirmed Malaysia’s Long-Term Foreign and Local Currency Issuer Default Ratings at ‘A-‘ and ‘A’ respectively. The issue ratings on Malaysia’s senior unsecured local currency bonds are also affirmed at ‘A’. The Outlooks on the Long-Term IDRs remain Negative. The Country Ceiling is affirmed at ‘A’ and the Short-Term Foreign Currency IDR at ‘F2′.

KEY RATING DRIVERS The affirmation of Malaysia’s IDRs with Negative Outlooks reflects the following key rating drivers:- – Public finances are Malaysia’s key sovereign credit weakness and remain a source of downward pressure on the ratings. Federal government (FG) debt stood at 54.7% of GDP by end-2013, above the median of 50% for the ‘A’ rating category.

Malaysia’s FG debt ratio rose 14.9 points over 2008-2013, above the median increase of 12 points for the ‘A’ rating category. FG-guaranteed debt rose to 15.9% of GDP at end-2013 from 15.2% at end-2012 and 9% at end-2008. Taken together, explicit FG debt plus guarantees stood at 70.6% at end-2013, up from 48.8% at end-2008. – The government has set out a path of budget deficit targets, which, if followed, would stabilise and eventually reduce the headline FG debt ratio. The government targets a 3% deficit (on its definitions) in 2015, down from 3.5% in 2014 and 3.9% in 2013.

However, the path to achievement of the targets remains unclear. In particular, the shape of a new goods and services tax (GST), to be introduced in April 2015, has yet to be fully determined. The GST by itself is unlikely to deliver the targeted reduction in the deficit and additional revenue or spending measures would probably be required. It remains to be seen whether these will materialise. – Sustained heavy public sector deficits could increase the chances of the current account moving into deficit, which in turn could increase the possibility of disruptive volatility in portfolio capital flows.

The current account surplus as a proportion of GDP declined from an average 13% per year over 2003-2012 to 3.7% in 2013. Fitch projects the surplus to remain in the low single digits over 2014-16. Malaysia has experienced a decline in the savings rate and a rise in the investment rate driven partly by government deficits and partly by the Economic Transformation Programme, a government-led effort to raise investment. – High and rising household debt risks magnifying the impact of any future increase in macroeconomic volatility on the credit profile. Household debt rose to 86.8% of GDP at end-2013, up from 81.3% at end-2012 and 60.4% at end-2008, and above the US’s level (80.6% in 1Q14).

The central bank has warned that easy monetary conditions could lead to a broader build-up of economic and financial imbalances. The banking system indicator of ‘bbb’ is in line with rating peers. The net impaired loan ratio declined to 1.3% in 2013 from 1.4% in 2012, and the system’s common Tier 1 equity was 12.1% at end-May 2014. – Fitch believes contingent liabilities on the sovereign are rising beyond officially acknowledged debt and guarantees. The non-financial public sector ran a consolidated deficit of 13.6% of GDP in 2013, fuelled by 13.2% of GDP in capital spending by non-financial public enterprises. The government projects the deficit at 9.4% in 2014. Outside formally guaranteed debt, the state-owned investment vehicle 1MDB had further debt of 3% of 2013 GDP by March 2013, according to its published statements.

Despite the lack of formal guarantee, Fitch thinks there is a high probability that sovereign support for 1MDB would be forthcoming if needed. – Malaysia’s credit profile is supported by the high share of local currency denominated debt (97% of total debt at end-March 2014), and by relatively well-developed local capital markets and the high domestic savings rate, which support sovereign funding conditions. The share of domestic government securities held by non-residents was 26.8% at end-March 2014, although this figure has been stable in a range of 24%-28% since end-2011.

Local bidders, including the state Employee Provident Fund, could potentially buffer any volatility in foreign participation, although a withdrawal of foreign capital could still be temporarily disruptive and could drive a decline in foreign reserves. – The external finances remain a sovereign credit strength, notwithstanding diminishing current account surpluses. Malaysia’s net external creditor position of 29.6% of GDP at end-2013 exceeded the ‘A’ median of 10.8%.

Malaysia has experienced an unbroken run of annual current account surpluses since 1998. Official foreign reserves of USD134.9bn were worth 6.1 months of current external payments at end-2013, against a median 4.4 months for the ‘A’ range. The sovereign’s own net foreign assets were worth 19.7% of GDP at end-2013, exceeding the ‘A’ median of 12.8%. These factors provide important buffers given Malaysia’s higher export commodity dependence than peers (31% in 2013 against the ‘A’ median of 18%). – Malaysia’s average income level (at market exchange rates), broader level of development, and World Bank governance indicators are weaker than ‘A’ category medians and closer to ‘BBB’ category norms. These structural features weigh on the credit profile.

However, Malaysia’s relatively favourable demographic outlook supports medium-term growth prospects. – Malaysia’s real GDP growth is expected to average 5.6% per year over 2010-2014, well ahead of the ‘A’ median (3.5%). The level and volatility of inflation are in line with the ‘A’ median. Assessment of the strength of Malaysia’s macroeconomic performance is qualified by the contribution from large public sector deficits and rising private-sector leverage. Public investment contributed 1.5pp of 2012’s 5.6% growth rate, although official data indicate the contribution eased to 0.2pp of 2013’s 4.7% growth.

RATING SENSITIVITIES The Negative Outlooks reflect the following risk factors that may, individually or collectively, result in a downgrade of the ratings: – Fiscal slippage relative to the government’s targets and lack of progress on structural budgetary reform – Further rapid growth in FG guaranteed debt or other contingent liabilities – Emergence of “twin deficits” where failure to consolidate the public finances is associated with the emergence of a sustained current account deficit – A shock to interest rates or employment sufficient to impair household debt servicing capacity, leading to problems for the banking system – A shock to foreign investor confidence in Malaysia that leads to capital outflows on a scale that impairs Malaysia’s sovereign external balance sheet (via foreign reserves depletion) or proves disruptive for economic and financial stability. Given the Negative Outlooks, Fitch’s sensitivity analysis does not currently anticipate developments with a material likelihood of leading to a rating upgrade. However, future developments that may, individually or collectively, result in a revision of the Outlooks to Stable include: – Further progress towards achieving the government’s interim 3% deficit target by 2015 – Greater confidence in the authorities’ commitment to containment of direct and indirect public indebtedness in future KEY ASSUMPTIONS – Evolution of the global economy broadly in line with the projections in Fitch’s June “Global Economic Outlook”; in particular, the ratings assume a continued gradual recovery in the advanced economies and that China avoids a slowdown to a low single digit growth rate; and that oil prices do not decline substantially – No escalation of regional or global geopolitical disputes to a level that disrupts trade and financial flows – Maintenance of basic political and social stability in Malaysia Contact: Primary Analyst Andrew Colquhoun Senior Director +852 2263 9938 Fitch Ratings (Hong Kong) Ltd. 2801, Tower Two, Lippo Centre 89 Queensway, Hong Kong Secondary Analyst Santiago Mosquera Director +1 (212) 908 0271 Committee Chairperson Paul Rawkins Senior Director +44 20 3530 1046 Media Relations: Wai-Lun Wan, Hong Kong, Tel: +852 2263 9935, Email: wailun.wan@fitchratings.com. Additional information is available on http://www.fitchratings.com Applicable criteria, ‘Sovereign Rating Criteria’ dated 13 August 2012 and ‘Country Ceilings’ dated 09 August 2013, are available at http://www.fitchratings.com. Applicable Criteria and Related Research: Sovereign Rating Criteria here Country Ceilings here Additional Disclosure Solicitation Status here

ALL FITCH CREDIT RATINGS ARE SUBJECT TO CERTAIN LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMERS. PLEASE READ THESE LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMERS BY FOLLOWING THIS LINK: here. IN ADDITION, RATING DEFINITIONS AND THE TERMS OF USE OF SUCH RATINGS ARE AVAILABLE ON THE AGENCY’S PUBLIC WEBSITE ‘WWW.FITCHRATINGS.COM’. PUBLISHED RATINGS, CRITERIA AND METHODOLOGIES ARE AVAILABLE FROM THIS SITE AT ALL TIMES. FITCH’S CODE OF CONDUCT, CONFIDENTIALITY, CONFLICTS OF INTEREST, AFFILIATE FIREWALL, COMPLIANCE AND OTHER RELEVANT POLICIES AND PROCEDURES ARE ALSO AVAILABLE FROM THE ‘CODE OF CONDUCT’ SECTION OF THIS SITE. FITCH MAY HAVE PROVIDED ANOTHER PERMISSIBLE SERVICE TO THE RATED ENTITY OR ITS RELATED THIRD PARTIES. DETAILS OF THIS SERVICE FOR RATINGS FOR WHICH THE LEAD ANALYST IS BASED IN AN EU-REGISTERED ENTITY CAN BE FOUND ON THE ENTITY SUMMARY PAGE FOR THIS ISSUER ON THE FITCH WEBSITE.

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Invariably, the confidence on Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak’s administration and policies to move the economy forward with existing Transformation Agenda coupled with the recently tabled 11th Malaysia Plan (11MP) and 1MDB restructuring plans approved by Cabinet late May, brought upon these revisions of stance.

Published in: on July 1, 2015 at 12:15  Comments (1)  

Good riddance

There have been a constant bee-line for Malaysians abroad to apply for their citizenship of the Federation of Malaysia be ceased, in order for them to be a citizen of another nation.

Pro-Anwarista news portal TMI story:

Bidding farewell to Malaysia

BY DINA ZAMAN

Published: 30 June 2015 7:00 AM
Things can get busy on weekday mornings at the guardhouse outside the regal building of the Malaysian High Commission in Singapore at Jervois Road, as a string of Malaysians come to renew their passports, announce their permanent resident (PR) status and renounce their Malaysian citizenship.
Between 30 and 50 applications to renounce Malaysian citizenship are received a day in Singapore, dropped off in a special box for documents of this nature, one of the guards on duty told The Malaysian Insider there recently.

Submission of renunciation applications is from 8.15am to 11am from Mondays to Fridays, but those who come to drop their documents off have often been turned away by 9.30am and told to return the next day.

The day’s quota has already been filled, they are told.
It’s a telling sign about the number of people who are keen to give up their identities as Malaysians, although there are no official statistics available on the number of Malaysians who renounce their citizenship in the island republic.

There are more than one million Malaysians said to be residing abroad as expatriates, as PRs and as citizens of their chosen countries.

But official numbers of Malaysians who have renounced their citizenship are hard to come by.

In Singapore, the number of Malaysians becoming citizens had been on an upward trend between 2004 and 2008.

There was a dip in 2009 for a spell and an increase in 2012. That year, 20,693 citizenships were awarded to new residents.

The dip in 2009 was “mirrored in the annual uptake of permanent residency, which more than doubled from 36,900 in 2004 to 79,167 in 2008 but suffered a decrease to 59,460 in 2009.

Population statistics as at December 2011 put the number of people in the republic at 3.81 million, of whom 3.27 are citizens and 0.54 million permanent residents.

“Sharper declines were recorded for both citizenship and permanent residency in 2010, ahead of the May 2011 general election,” according to data available at the Migration Policy Institute.

The country also had a non-resident population of 1.46 million who are working, studying or living in Singapore on a non-permanent basis.

New lives

For two former Malaysians who are now Singaporeans, the choice to surrender the citizenship of their birth country was made for a better life, on their terms.

Friends Daphne Lim and Saranee Joseph (not their real names to protect their children’s interests) became Singaporeans recently.

Lim, a single mother in her 40s, said the idea of renouncing her Malaysian citizenship was not foreign. She had grown up being told that as a Chinese, she was not welcome in the country.

Treading a path familiar to many Chinese Malaysians, Lim furthered her studies in Australia, returned to Malaysia with a degree, married and followed her spouse to Singapore.

They applied for PR status, but after a while, she decided to become a citizen upon seeing the benefits accorded to Singapore citizens. She said her children have benefited from her decision and life for her in Singapore was never dull. The buzz of the city invigorated her and she was glad to be rid of the political negativity in Malaysia.

“It was never an issue for me. I knew that one day, I would no longer be Malaysian,” she said.

Lim admitted she had a great childhood in Malaysia, but the contentment she has now as an adult surpassed the memories. The opportunities and benefits she and her children have “are good. You can’t get them in Malaysia!”

Joseph, meanwhile, became a citizen after her having a child. She had already been working in Singapore as a consultant, and upon becoming a mother, felt she had to think of her child’s future.

If before she harboured thoughts of retiring in Malaysia, the child’s presence has forced her to assess their lives.

Having a Malaysian citizenship in Singapore would only court confusion for her daughter, Joseph said. Since she was born and brought up there, it would just be easier to be a Singaporean, she said.

The experiences of former classmates also had an impact, Joseph said, noting that a few had become bitter at not being able to fulfil their potential in Malaysia.

“The bitterness they displayed was not something I wanted for myself,” she said, adding that she felt lucky to have found work in Singapore and to settle down here.

What Lim and Joseph both remember about their lives in Malaysia was the absence of race and religious tension. It was a carefree time for them, but one which no longer seems to exist.

Lim said Singapore was safe to the point that she allowed her children to take the MRT by themselves at night.

Joseph said “Singapore can be restrictive politically… but the pros outweigh the cons.”

It’s also the way the city and its infrastructure are planned. Singapore is a green oasis, they said, unlike Malaysia which is facing indiscriminate development and deforestation.

Farewell

Back at the Malaysian High Commission’s stately building, would-be Singaporeans come to submit their documents with bittersweet feelings.

The documents required are the forms “K” and “MY-RN1”, and with these forms, other documents such as identity cards, birth certificate, a letter of approval from the Singapore Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) and Malaysian passport.

The two forms are straightforward – the applicant only needs to state all his particulars, but not the reason for renunciation.

To renounce Malaysian citizenship, the applicant must be 21 years of age and above. He may have been a PR, or may have already decided that he wants to be a Singaporean from the onset.

As one drops in the documents into the box, the soft thud is a reminder of the finality of it all: he is no longer Malaysian. – June 30, 2015.

– See more at: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/bidding-farewell-to-malaysia#sthash.dvgdIqt4.dpuf

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Many would feel that it would be good riddance for these bunch of Malaysians who donwannabes no longer remain as a Malaysians. By denouncing their citizenship, they would automatically lose all their rights and privileges.

They probably become their forefathers first as stateless people before they could be admitted as citizens of a new nation.

It is clear that these bunch should no longer be Malaysians because they are more self centred than anything else. This also means that they do not value their own family’s legacy and history how their earlier relations were Malayanised, unconditionally.

This episode about Malaysians wanting to leave is most likely the Non Malays of Semenanjung rather than Sabahans and/or Sarawakians. It is for simple reason that Sabahans and Sarawakians are very proud of their state and land of birth.

The fact is that history has proven that majority of the Non Malays were brought into Semenanjung for economic reasons by the British Colonialists to become coolie in their enterprises such as estates and mines. In the late Victorian era and early Edwardian era, opportunities were exploited to the maximum as industrialisation and trade in the United Kingdom was at its pinnacle.

As they were brought in as labourers and gradually later  some of the Chinese were allowed to set up cottage enterprises to serve the growing requirements of new settlements created by the plantation and mining activity boom, they were still ‘tools’ to the British economic eco-system.

HRH Malay Rulers, UMNO representataives, Menteri Menteri Besar and British High Commissioner at the Federation of  Tanah Melayu Treaty, inked on 21 Jan 1948 at King's House, Kuala Lumpur

HRH Malay Rulers, UMNO representataives, Menteri Menteri Besar and British High Commissioner at the Federation of Tanah Melayu Treaty, inked on 21 Jan 1948 at King’s House, Kuala Lumpur

Despite the administration of then Malaya was under British, these Non Malays are not subjects to HRH Malay Rulers, hence they had very limited rights.

When the wind of political awakening was arisen and fanned post WWII, the Malays and Non Malays equally state their grounds to earn and gain political standing. A milestone was achieved when 29 Malay NGOs formed United Malay National Organisation on 11 May 1946 and managed to convince HRH Malay Rulers to abandoned the Malayan Union which they inked and being announce at Westminster Palace, to formalise the colonialisation of the Federation of Malaya.

Perjanjian Persekutuan Tanah Melayu, 21 January 1948

Perjanjian Persekutuan Tanah Melayu, 21 January 1948

The demise of Malayan Union brought HRH Malay Rulers and the British Administrators to sit down and negotiate as UMNO as the political organisation representing the Malay masses attended as observants. On 21 January 1948 an agreement Federation of Malaya Treaty was achieved and inked.

The Federation of Malaya (Persekutuan Tanah Melayu) was formally incepted.

In the agreement, it was clearly stated that “The subjects of HRH Malay Rulers are the Malays” and Non Malays who want to be recognised as ‘Subjects of HRH Malay Rulers’ must adhere to strict conditions.

Hence, majority of Non Malays are classified as ‘Stateless Persons’. (With the exception of some who are considered British subjects by the virtue of their stature in Strait Settlements).

Excerpts of the Article 12 of the Federation of Malaya Treaty 1 February 1948:

There was a specific mention of Article 12 on citizenship, item

(a) “Any subjects of HRH Malay Rulers who were born on on before the date”,

(b) “Any British subjects who were born in the Strait Settlements on or before that date”,

(c) “Any persons which was born on or before the date in any of the Malay States within the Federation who is practicing the Malay culture and speak the Malay language”.

There was specific provision for the application to be citizens, which clearly state the requirement to be verse in Malay. No provisions for the rights of the Non Malays were mentioned.

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Needless to say, life carried on as business as usual till 16 June 1948 where three British planters were attacked and killed by Malayan Communist Party rebels. Majority of those who were drawn into MCP as terrorists and rebels are of Chinese ethnicity and they subscribe and inspired to the same communism led by Mao Ze Dong of China (then, rebelling against the Kuomintang National Government in mainland China).

The “Butchers of Malaya”

Even in the midst of communist rebellion, political movements still grow and political parties and organisations tend to represent the ethnicity divide. The working relationship started when UMNO (representing the Malays) worked with MCA (representing the Chinese) in an adhoc Kuala Lumpur Town Council election in 1952.

That political success brought towards a closer working ties where MIC representing the Indians were also drawn in. By 1955, the Alliance Party was formed and they agreed on a formula and were ready to face eligible Malayans for the first democratic process in the determination of the Federal Consultative Council.

Alliance Party won 51 out of 52 seats for grabs despite 84% of the eligible voters are Malays since although the population of Malaya between the Malays and Non Malays were almost balanced, most of the Non Malays are classified as ‘Stateless Persons’.

84% of the eligible voters in the 1955 Federal Consultative Council general election are the Malays, who were 'Subjects of HRH Rulers'.

84% of the eligible voters in the 1955 Federal Consultative Council general election are the Malays, who were ‘Subjects of HRH Rulers’.

Despite the issue of a good slightly more than a third of Federation of Malaya inhabitants are still classified as ‘Stateless Persons’, Tunku Abdul Rahman formed his first Cabinet comprises of UMNO, MCA and MIC leaders where a true power-sharing concept is born and practiced.

Never the less, Chief Minister of Federation of Malaya Tunku Abdul Rahman had MCA and MIC leaders to accompany him to negotiation withe Foreign and Commonwealth Office in Whitehall for Kemerdekaan.

Tunku’s wisdom and charisma successfully managed to struck a balance between obtaining HRH Rulers agreement to opt for a Constitutional Monarchy system and admission of the ‘Stateless Persons’ as citizens of the Federation of Malaya, a fundamental component for this nation to be born is what commonly known as the ‘Social Contract’.

Komponen Perjanjian Persekutuan Tanah Melayu; Raja Melayu, UMNO dan Pesuruhjaya British

Komponen Perjanjian Persekutuan Tanah Melayu; Raja Melayu, UMNO dan Pesuruhjaya British

The new Independent nation was born on 31 August 1957 and all citizens are granted equally rights to everything and opportunities. Hence, the economy grew due to the infrastructure and conducive environment provided by the government which is generally driven by the Malays where as the Chinese optimise all entrepreneurial opportunities.

Within the first decade of Kemerdekaan, the Chinese socio-economic stature improved if not flourished as their entrepreneurial sense enabled many to nurture their businesses and enterprises, even at commercial level. Where as, the Malays as the majority remained stagnant as the country grows wealthier.

The extremists and radicals within DAP and Gerakan parading through Kg Baru insulting the Malays, days after the May 1969 3GE

The socio-economic and political landmark changed after a racial-riot sparked on 13 May 1969 due to instigation by extreme elements, left wingers and Chinese chauvinists and the Malays reacted, especially the insult against them compounded by effect to the anguish of being socio-economically sidelined.

A marvellous solution of the New Economic Policy (NEP) was drafted and quickly executed by then Prime Minister Tun Abdul Razak Hussin where the objective is to narrow the socio-economic gap, disassociate any particular ethnic with a specific economic activity and alleviate socio-economic standing of all through programs such as education.

It also meant that the economic cake is widened more to participate and a portion was carved out for the Bumiputra agenda, with the specific intent that they are able to rise and catch up on the entrepreneurial and commercial game of the economy.

The wealthiest Malaysians

Naturally, the Non Malays particularly the Chinese who are the ones most active in the entrepreneurial and commercial game of the game benefitted most. The state of the nation today with the sound commercial sector of four decades between mid 70s till present day is the empirical evidence that despite NEP being implemented, the economy, socio-economic standing and wealth of the nation grew.

At the early of the 90s, the encouraging economic growth and track record provided then Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Dr Mahathir Mohamad to launch the Vision 2020 policy where within 30 years, Malaysia is supposed to reach a developed nation status.

Hence, the entire system was geared towards achieving that goal through various policies. Many programs were introduced where the education system at tertiary level was liberalised and more students are sent abroad. Upskilling training programs were also introduced.

More and more opportunities are opened where students and youth are exposed to the various job opportunities and even entrepreneurial programs.

Many professionals from around the region started to apply for positions in Malaysia, especially in ICT sector. Particularly from India. Now, even Chinese and Filipino technical people are being brought in to fill in the industry requirements for human capital.

In short, Malaysia is a land of plenty.

However, if some Malaysians who benefitted from the transformation this nation has brought upon to their own rakyat through various programs in the past fifty years which has now bore fruit so many times over as living proofs still want to leave for greener postures, so be it.

Malaysian Chinese abroad holing the Jalur Gemilang upside down

They can rationalise and justify what ever angle they prefer but in actual fact, they probably failed to optimise all the opportunities and find their pot of gold, whilst others managed to make hay when the sun was still shining. Many continued to make really barns of hay.

Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak’s administration is very committed towards the transformation agenda, which itself is a continuum of all the programs that were proven successful by the five prime minister before. He is determined to ensure the sun remains shining and the posture continue to be green for Malaysians to nurture, grow and exploit.

It is good riddance for those who are unable to see the big picture and seize the moment, especially when they had several moments of hot iron to strike within their reach, at the right time.

*Updated 1500hrs

Published in: on June 30, 2015 at 11:00  Comments (33)  

Gusto Justo

 Ex-Petro Saudi executive Xavier Justo arrested by Thai police for extortion

Ex-Petro Saudi executive Xavier Justo arrested by Thai police for extortion

The recent arrest of former Petro Saudi executive Xavier Justo in Thailand and the revelations of privileged information were stolen and passed to Sarawak Report, brought a new light in the entire exercise to demonise 1MDB.

A blogger’s analysis simply straightened the sight of separating the trees from the woods.

The fact is that, Justo admitted to the crime. The London-based Sarawak Report would have a hard time to detach themselves as a benefactor of a white collar crime. Now, the online-instigating-portal is taking the route of deflecting with lame excuses.

Sarawak Report is an online publication created and funded by Neo-Colonialist Jewish NGOs through Open Society Foundation and Global Witness. It is part of the agenda of explicit purpose to systematically instigate ordinary people via the promotion liberalism and universal rights, challenge, provoke and eventual rise against philosophy, ideology, norms and values, culture and tradition and eventually politics and political system.

The sinister end game is to topple governments and create chaos amongst societies and countries.

In this particularly case, to train their guns against Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak’s administration after the attempts to get Sarawakians and Sabahans topple then Chief Minister Tan Sri Taib Mahmud and Chief Minister Dato’ Seri Panglima Musa Aman have miserably failed.

Sarawak Report has been systematically building stories to demonise so called ‘dealings’ within 1MDB, as part of the agenda to demonise Prime Minister Najib. The objective is to paint the picture of him being an incompetent leader and who also allowed or ‘endorsed’ mismanagement, embezzlement and shoddy dealings which got 1MDB into deep financial woes.

Coincidentally, the angle that Sarawak Report takes very recently with the arrest of Justo is being echoed by pro-Opposition news portal here, here and here.

The arrest of Justo is expected to get the domino tiles to tumble the other way around. The credibility of Sarawak Report and those who have been echoing the materials published by the London-based online publication with an agenda has now diminished.

Soon, the full understanding of 1MDB shall be made known after the statutory auditors complete their FY2015 work and signed it off, Auditor General complete their findings and Parliamentary PAC gets their opportunity to make the necessary queries.

After all, since Arul Kanda Kandasamy took over the helm of the Federal Government strategic investment corporation as the Group Executive Director in January, bit by bit he has shared information to the public.

Published in: on June 29, 2015 at 02:00  Comments (12)  

Demands for apology for using Sarawak Report to torpedo 1MDB

More quarters stand up to voice their grave discern of the falsified and fabrication information designed to topple Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak by demonizing 1MDB, resulted from the arrest of former Petro Saudi employee Xavier Justo in Thailand recently.

Press statement by Gerakan Vice President
Datuk Dr. Dominic Lau Hoe Chai

26 June 2015

Xavier Justo’s arrest raises questions on credibility of whistleblower’s publications Dominic Lau : Publishing reports based on compromised documents raises many doubts

Gerakan Vice President, Datuk Dr. Dominic Lau Hoe Chai took note that Xavier Justo a former PetroSaudi International employee has been arrested in Thailand on Monday allegedly for leaking information related to 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB). Lau understood that Swiss National Xavier Justo was charged with attempted blackmail and extortion against his former employer in relation to proprietary email information belonging to PetroSaudi with initial probes show that some leaked email were tampered with.

The purported arrest of Xavier Justo in Bangkok has prompted Lau to question the source and veracity in a series of publications by Sarawak Report on 1MDB. He was of the opinion that in light of the arrest, the detractors should now offer apology and retract their baseless accusations against the government and Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Najib Tun Razak.

Lau expressed relief that the perpetrator will now face justice through courts and hoped that it would serve as a stern warning to would-be criminals that data theft is not tolerable. He pointed out initial investigations indicate that the data was stolen from PetroSaudi and subsequently edited before it was published on the internet. Hence, he believed the distorted facts and information as used by whistleblower site must now undergo stringent verification on its credibility. Lau also threw support behind Home Minister’s call that Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) would investigate and act against the Sarawak Report and other publications including the Edge who have relied on these so called to make numerous allegations which could now be outrightly incorrect and defamatory.

“I believe truthful information is essential to serving the public interest. The unlawful manner in acquiring and tampering of information raises serious legal and ethical questions. In this case, the abuse of unverified information by whistleblower site or politicians in throwing accusations is wrong, unfair and goes against public interest,” said Lau.

http://www.gerakan.org.my/news-media/gallery/states-gallery/item/8601-xavier-justo-s-arrest-raises-questions-on-credibility-of-whistleblower-s-publications-dominic-lau-publishing-reports-based-on-compromised-documents-raises-many-doubts/8601-xavier-justo-s-arrest-raises-questions-on-credibility-of-whistleblower-s-publications-dominic-lau-publishing-reports-based-on-compromised-documents-raises-many-doubts#.VY4cr8kZ7qA

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These falsified and fabricated information are expanded as lies by Sarawak Report and these stories were used over and over again to attack and demonise 1MDB as a mismanaged and corrupted Government strategic invest corporation.

These stories have been amplified and echoed by many parties especially the Opposition and pro-Oppositiom media.

The result is very damning as many Malaysians, especially amongst the educated lot and professionals have been caught in the waves of manipulated demand for the Government to proof otherwise their perception towards 1MDB and Prime Minister Najib’s direct or indirect role and accountability for the well echoed lies.

Hence, there have been talks about Sarawak Report, to court.

The Rakyat Post story:

Government to take action against ‘Sarawak Report’ once probe over, says Najib

THE RAKYAT POST By:

KUALA LUMPUR, June 26, 2015:
Datuk Seri Najib Razak said the government would take action against the Sarawak Report once it had obtained the official investigation report from Thai authorities, Bernama reported.
The Prime Minister said this when asked to comment on the UK-based news site which was said to have obtained and reported information gathered from former PetroSaudi International Ltd executive, Xavier Justo, who is under arrest in Thailand.
Two days ago, Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said he was informed that Justo was the individual responsible for distributing inaccurate information to the Sarawak Report blog, triggering numerous unfounded allegations against 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB)
“We must wait for the report and get confirmation from the Thai authorities. I understand the Thai police will inform the Malaysian police soon.

“I do not want to supercede the official report from the Thai authorities. The Inspector-General of Police and the Home Minister are awaiting the reports from Thailand,” the national news agency quoted Najib as saying.
Several local newspapers had on Wednesday reported that Justo was arrested by Thai police on charges of extorting PetroSaudi, quoting Thai media and the company.
PetroSaudi, a multinational oil and gas company based in Saudi Arabia, has been in the limelight in Malaysia following its previous collaboration with 1MDB.
Najib also did not deny the involvement of insiders in relation to the 1MDB controversy, saying: “We do not know. Might be”.

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Taking Sarawak Report to court is very important because it not just limited to exonerate 1MDB from all the negative perception and connotation, which is coherent to the perception that Prime Minister Najib is either incompetent, obtuse or allowed abuse of power and corruption.

It is more to that.

It is about unravelling the Neo-Colonialist Jewish Agenda to promote the universally ideas of human and individual rights and liberalism through methods of intellectual discourse of challenging and provoking philosophy, political system, value system, culture, traditions, ideology and faith.

Rogue hedge fund trader George Soros, who was behind several exercise to manipulate and attack currencies such as the Pound Sterling in the early 90s and Thai Bath, Ringgit Malaysia, South Korean Won and Indonesian Ruppiah in the mid 90s, is behind the funding of organisations such as Open Society which fund and support Sarawak Report.

Published in: on June 27, 2015 at 15:00  Comments (7)  

Manipulating God’s law for personal politics

The Malaysian society at large is getting quite lethargic on individuals manipulating religion and God’s law, for the purpose of their own personal politics despite any attempts to undo either through legal means or perception have exhaustively reach a granite stone wall.

Pro-Anwarista news portal Malaysiakini story:

11:28AM Jun 26, 2015
By Radzi Razak

Anwar files qazaf report against lawyer Shafee

 

Jailed opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has filed a qazaf report against senior lawyer Muhammad Shafee Abdullah who led the Sodomy II prosecution against him.

Anwar’s wife Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail lodged a report at Selangor Islamic Department (Jais) on Anwar’s behalf today, since he was not allowed to leave the prison.

“This report is made based on Shafee’s accusation that Anwar performed sodomy, without producing four witnesses as demanded by the law,” Wan Azizah told reporters in Shah Alam today.

Qazaf is defined as the wrongful accusation of adultery or homosexuality against a Muslim man or woman, without producing four witnesses as required under syariah law.

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On 10 February 2015, Federal Court upheld a lower court decision of then Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim guilty under Section 377B Penal Code for sodomising political aide Mohd. Saiful Bukhari Azlan in June 2008.

The case was exhaustive when it was rejected for a Royal Pardon by Pardons Board and Anwar had to serve the five years jail term. He was spared the whipping because of his age at the time of sentencing.

The oldest English daily story:

Anwar’s pardon bid rejected, Putrajaya confirms

BY SHAUN TAN

Wednesday April 1, 2015
10:01 AM GMT+8

 

KUALA LUMPUR, April 1 — The Pardons Board has rejected Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s petition for a royal pardon, a senior government lawyer confirmed to the High Court today.

Senior federal counsel Amarjeet Singh today supplied an affidavit from the board and a letter from the Attorney-General’s Chambers to support his notice last week to the High Court hearing Anwar’s application for a judicial review of his imprisonment, prompting the judge to dismiss the bid.

“On 16 March 2015, the Pardons Board rejected Anwar’s application for pardon, and since the (forfeiture) of his position of MP takes effect immediately under the Federal Constitution, there is no basis for the (judicial review) application to proceed, and it has been dismissed by the court,” Amarjeet said.

The rejection effectively invokes Anwar’s disqualification as Permatang Pauh MP and federal opposition leader due to his five-year sentence for sodomy, which had been stayed pending the disposal of his petition.

It will also force the Pakatan Rakyat pact that Anwar heads to confront the complicated task of electing a new opposition leader in his stead, during a time when allies DAP and PAS are openly hostile towards each other over disagreements on hudud and other issues.

Anwar’s lawyers refused to accept dismissal, however, saying that they not received official notice on it from the Agong.

Lawyer Latheefa Koya insisted that the only indication of the rejection was the documents supplied by Amarjeet, which she said did not clearly state that the Yang di-Pertuan Agong has decided on the petition.

“When we met Anwar on Monday, neither he nor his family had received any decision from the Pardons Board,” said Latheefa Koya, one of Anwar’s lawyers.

She added that they will proceed in appealing the High Court’s dismissal of the judicial review bid under the assumption that Anwar’s petition remains pending.

When asked how the Secretariat of the Pardons Board could provide the affidavit conveying the dismissal if a decision had not been made, Latheefa said she did not know.

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s petition seeking a royal pardon has been rejected, his lawyers said today. — Picture by Choo Choy May
Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s petition seeking a royal pardon has been rejected, his lawyers said today. — Picture by Choo Choy May
On February 10, the Federal Court upheld the Court of Appeal’s 2014 ruling that had reversed Anwar’s acquittal of sodomising former aide Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan, also sentencing him to five years’ jail.

On February 24, Anwar’s family sent a request for a royal pardon to delay his disqualification from his Permatang Pauh seat. They also applied to the Prison Commissioner to give Anwar leave to attend Parliament.

However, they received a letter on March 4 from the Prisons Commissioner rejecting their application, prompting the decision to seek judicial review.

– See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/anwar-denied-royal-pardon-say-lawyers#sthash.mq7J1kSq.dpuf

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Now he wants to the courts to review the decision to reject the Royal Pardon petition.

The oldest English daily story:

Anwar seeks review of rejected royal pardon petition

BY MAYURI MEI LIN

Wednesday June 24, 2015
12:51 PM GMT+8
KUALA LUMPUR, June 24 ― Jailed leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today filed a judicial review of the Pardons Board’s rejection of his royal pardon petition, claiming there was conflict of interest in Attorney-General (AG) Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail’s presence during the board’s disposal of the application.

His lawyer N. Surendran said the judicial review seeks to have the boar reexamine Anwar’s petition but without the presence of the AG, who his client deems to no longer be a neutral party.

“The AG is an interested party, he’s been the subject of many of Anwar’s police reports so how can he sit in any board that disposes of Anwar’s rights?” Surendran said after filing for the judicial review at the Kuala Lumpur High Court today.

He added that even former prime minister Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi had during his tenure said that the AG would not be involved in any proceedings involving Anwar due to the many reports lodged by the opposition leader against the country’s top lawyer.

“But now suddenly he’s (AG) sitting in the Pardons Board deliberation, it’s an inconsistent position,” Surendran said.

Lawyer Latheefa Koya added that Anwar’s family had never received a formal notification of the rejection of the royal pardon, which “creates suspicion” about the Pardons Board’s proceedings.

“Until today, the so-called decision of the Pardons Board has never been communicated to the family or even to Anwar Ibrahim. How we got to know of the decision was indirectly through our application to secure Anwar Ibrahim’s attendance to Parliament.

“The other thing is the decision was made on March 16 and that is the date when Anwar made the application to secure his attendance to Parliament, and the decision was only informed 10 days later on March 27 through that affidavit.

“All this creates suspicion as to what happens on the Pardons Board,” she said.

On February 24, Anwar’s family sent a request for a royal pardon on his conviction and avoid his disqualification from his Permatang Pauh seat. But on April 1, the government’s lawyers said that the Pardons Board had on March 16 rejected Anwar’s petition.

Following the decision by the Pardons Board, Anwar was disqualified as the Permatang Pauh MP, the seat which his wife Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail later won in the March 8 by-election.

Anwar’s lawyers on April 30 also applied for a fresh Federal Court panel to review its February 10 decision to uphold a conviction and sentence him to five-years’ jail for sodomising his former political aide Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan.

Later on June 10, Anwar’s lawyers filed an application to have the Federal Court hear retired senior police officer Datuk Ramli Yusuff’s testimony to the alleged conspiracy to cover up the infamous “Black Eye” incident during his detention before his first sodomy trial, or “Sodomy I.”

Anwar’s legal counsel applied to have this case heard ahead of its review of Anwar’s conviction in his second sodomy case also referred to as “Sodomy II”.

– See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/anwar-seeks-review-of-rejected-royal-pardon-petition#sthash.9GFeRc7I.dpuf

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All the while, ever since he was charged back in August 2008 for sodomising Saiful under Section 377B of the Penal Code, Anwar had been trying his best to delay, deflect, postpone, attack the testimonies, evidence and even recuse the trial judge.

Now all of that has finally over and he no longer can reverse the fact that the Federal Court of Malaysia found him guilty and he is convicted for his hedious crime and immoral habit, he is trying to use the Syariah Court instead as a political circus.

He is now accusing the lawyer who represented the Public Prosecutor Tan Sri Muhamad Shafee Abdullah in obtaining the conviction under Section 377B of the Penal Code, of committing Qazaf.

Published in: on June 26, 2015 at 12:30  Comments (5)  
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