Crime in Kepala Batas but where’s the DAP this time?

This a latest story about serious crime involving young ladies as victims. But this time, it is not in Johor Bahru. It is not even in Johor. It is in Kepala Batas, Pulau Pinang. It happened in the laid-back constituency where Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi is the MP. Prime Minister Abdullah is also the Minister of Internal Security, the Cabinet member in charge of the Police.

 NST online, www.nst.com.my , has the story:

2007/06/22

Girl abducted and gang-raped

By : Adie Suri Zulkefli and Aaron Ngui

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KEPALA BATAS: An 18-year-old girl was abducted by bogus policemen, raped and forced to entertain more than 10 men over three days.

The victim lodged a report on Wednesday after escaping from the house where she had been locked up.

Her nightmare began here on Sunday while she was riding pillion on her boyfriend’s motorcycle.

The couple was stopped by a group of men who introduced themselves as policemen.

The men ordered her boyfriend to leave and for the victim to ride pillion on one of their motorcycles.
The girl was taken to an abandoned house in a nearby village where the men took turns to rape her.

Gagged throughout the time she was there, the victim was also raped by several other men who turned up at the house.

Upon her escape, she lodged a report at the Kepala Batas police station and was sent for a medical check-up.

Police detained two men yesterday in connection with the case, but it is learnt that the main suspect had gone into hiding.

His house is located just behind the abandoned house.

In George Town, a woman was taken on a 30-minute terror ride on Wednesday before being robbed of RM6,000 in cash and valuables.

The 21-year old victim’s ordeal began at 11.45am while she was waiting in her car for two friends who had gone into a clinic in Jalan Terengganu.

A man opened her car door and forced her at knife-point to move over to the passenger seat.

He then drove to a housing estate in Bandar Baru Air Itam, 15km away, where he parked in an isolated spot and relieved her of her cash and valuables.

The man then fled on foot and the victim drove to a nearby police station where she lodged a report.

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This is the continuance of an earlier article “Politics over crime issues?” published on 21 June 2007 in this blog. So where is YB Lim Kit Siang and the DAP now, in this case? Aren’t Lim or the DAP making at least a statement condemning the morbid crime and also taking pot shots against the Prime Minister / Minister for supposedly ‘not doing enough for the people of Kepala Batas’?

Conveniently, Lim Kit Siang and the DAP have been very quiet when it comes to issues involving Prime Minister Abdullah. They said almost nothing about Khairy Jamaluddin buying up ECM Libra shares and later the unscrupulous take over of Avenue Capital, which is a GLC. They did not raise the issue about the Mitutoyo executives arrested by Tokyo Police last August. They were quiet about the much talked about ‘Oil for Food’ program were exposed. They did not question about the gullet in Turkey when Rocky raised it in his blog. They did not talk about Raja Petra’s story about the house in Mosman Park, Perth. They did not trounce Prime Minister Abdullah’s Government when I first wrote about the A319CJ being delivered by Airbus last 28 Dec. They did not even criticize the Prime Minister when he went on holiday during the really bad massive flood down south.

So what is the Evil Dark Lord Lim Kit Siang and the DAP’s game, actually? Those are pertinent issues involving Prime Minister Abdullah and too many rakyat talked about it, but where are the Lims and the DAP in these issues? Why did Lim and the DAP spare anything involving Prime Minister Abdullah and family, especially Khairy Jamaluddin, much talked about the son-in-law?

Comparatively, when Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad was the Prime Minister, Lim and the DAP did not behave like this. They would use any opportunity to politically strike against Dr. Mahathir where and whenever possible.

Now is right moment putting all of our suspicions and skepticisms to the test. If the DAP can instigate Johor Bahru residents to demonstrate infront of the MB’s official residence and later use the so-called ‘ghastly Johor crimes’ as an excuse to write a Memorandum to the Police, now would they do it again infront of the Kepala Batas MP’s home in the constituency, on the same accord?

Too many people speculate ‘Grand Old Man Kit’ has been bought over. I am beginning to understand why he has been very nonchalant when it comes to issues involving Prime Minister Abdullah & sons.

Published in: on June 24, 2007 at 18:58  Comments (6)  

Tun Dr. Mahathir in Bosnia for GAPID

 

Former Prime Minister YABhg Tun Dr Mahathir bin Mohamad arrived at Sarajevo, the capital of Balkan republic Bosnia-Herzegovina 02.15pm yesterday, Friday 22 June 2007. He will be in Sarajevo for three days and attending the Global Alliance for Partnership in International Development (GAPID). GAPID was his initiative, along few other individuals which include philosophers, entrepreneurs, business and community leaders.

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He arrived with his wife, Tun Dr. Siti Hasmah Mohd. Ali at Butmir Sarajevo International Airport from London and was met on arrival by Bosnia-Herzegovinan Transport and Communications Minister, Nail Seckanovic.

 

 

The objective of GAPID was to strategically plan the working relationship between governments and private sectors to expedite development programs for poor and oppressed societies.

 

The focus is also to find workable solutions for problematic Islamic countries and under developed societies trapped in the vicious poverty cycle.

 

 

This effort, GAPID will emphasize to promote workable models of government-private sector relationships which could be used for development programs template and it reached an encouraging progress. This will automatically uplift the quality of life for these communities.

 

 

The Malaysian privatisation model is set to be used as a showcase in this program.

 

 

Amongst the other objectives of GAPID:

  • Analyse and prioritise the development requirements of Islamic countries and various communities
  • Identify and select the appropriate program to be implemented in the close working relationship between government and private sector
  • Work towards forging closer relations with friendly governments which have the potential to offer assistance in the development programs
  • Provide assistance to other development agencies like development banks and international development agencies and organisations

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Besides Dr Mahathir, GAPID members include Dr Ejup Ganic, former President Federation of Bosnia-Herzegovina, and now President of Sarajevo School of Science and Technology.

 

 

GAPID also managed to bring together commercial institutions which include Islamic Development Bank (IDB), Al-Bukhary Foundation, Bank Muamalat Indonesia, Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA), European Muslim Union, Malaysia Mining Corporation, Permodalan Nasional Berhad and Islamic Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

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Meanwhile, in an hour meeting between Tun Dr Mahathir and Bosnia-Herzegovina Prime Minister Dr Nedzad Brankovic, Dr Mahathir gave his personal commitment in the form of advice and strategic thinking to assist in the development efforts of Bosnia-Herzegovina. Amongst other things, the emphasis will be the effort to improve on telecommunications services, transportation, airline service and basic infrastructures such as roadworks and tourism.

Prime Minister Brankovic on the other hand iterated the Balkan country needed industries to provide employment for its four million citizens.

Dato’ Mukhriz Mahathir, who is also the Executive Director of Perdana Global Peace Organisation which is very active in communal work in Southern Thailand accompanied his father for the GAPID meetings in Sarajevo. Tun Dr. Mahathir and Tun Dr. Siti Hasmah will leave for London on 25 June 2007 for a short private visit and will return to Kuala Lumpur on 29 June 2007.

Published in: on June 24, 2007 at 01:16  Comments (9)