Mukhriz: Anwar has no more excuse for conspiracy regarding Dr. Mahathir, this round

Jerlun MP Dato’ Mukhriz Mahathir this morning said former Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad could not have been involved in a so-called conspiracy to demonize former Deputy Prime Minster and convict Anwar Ibrahim this time as the former had retired since five years ago.

That was what his defence was all about when he was charged  sodomizing Azizan Abu Bakar and Sukma Darma Saasmitatmadja almost ten years ago. Therefore, personally Mukhriz strongly believes that the allegations brought up by Saiful Bukhary Azlan are true and add, “He is a habitual sodomite*!”.

“The first natural reaction of a person when something like this comes up, gives a good indication of the truth”, when commenting Anwar’s immediate action seeking refuge at the Turkish Embassy and lying about how he was ‘invited’ to the diplomatic compound instead of ‘asking’ for it. Of course, it is the same drama that we all saw before; how his life was under grave danger with arsenic poisoning and attempt on HIV injection claims, which no one could remotely prove.

“Either you stand firm against because you know you are innocent and fight it or run away” Mukhriz sternly put up his case “This is an admission of guilt. The reaction shows instinct”.

“Everything else is after thought and damage control.  He seems to be taking the position of  ‘offense is the best defense!’”, speaking to newsmen after the Malaysian International Dive Expo in PWTC this morning.

Mukhriz also is not surprised at the US State Department’s warning almost immediately after this sodomy case was highlighted. He reminded that this is the same agency which provided USD 35 million grant for Anwar’s NGO, Foundation of the Future and Anwar admitted getting this handsome sum for his work.

Meanwhile, Tun Dr. Mahathir issued a short posting on Anwar.

*Updated 1030pm

* For reference of skeptics, these are the recordings of Anwar “Drama King” aka “Mat King Leather” Ibrahim on the sodomy case that was brought upon ten years ago

1. Phone conversation with tailor Meor Abdul Razak

2. Confession of Sukma Darma “Meminggir” Saasmidtamadja

3. Confessions of Hairany to then Ustaz Taib Azamuddin, Grand Imam of the National Mosque

4. Confessions of KeAdilan Secretary General Lukman Noor Adam

* Updated Saturday 5 July 2008 100am

Bernama.com report on Mukhriz’s statement on Anwar:

July 04, 2008 23:35 PM

Mukriz Believes Saiful’s Sodomy Accusation To Be True

KUALA LUMPUR, July 4 (Bernama) — Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir said Friday he believed the sodomy accusation made by a former aide of Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) advisor Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim aide to be true.

“I am not surprised Anwar has been accused again for sodomy,” he said in a statement here.

Mukhriz said Anwar, in making wild accusations about others now, was actually trying to divert people’s attention from the sodomy issue.

The Jerlun MP said the fact that Anwar initially “ran” into the Turkish Embassy here, was itself an admission of guilt.

Mukriz said he was not also surprised by the U.S State Department’s warning not to take action against Anwar.

After all, he said, as the President of the Foundation of the Future, Anwar received a US$35 million (RM100 million) grant from the State Department.

“This proves Anwar has more than a normal relationship with the U.S government,” he added.

— BERNAMA

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Malaysian students arrested at Thai border for militant activities

Two Malaysians students, aged 23 and 17 years old were arrested by Thai Police on Saturday, for suspicion involvement with militant activities. This was confirmed by Malaysian Consul General in Songkhla Mohd. Aini Atan.

Bernama.com has the story, twelve hours ago:

July 04, 2008 00:17 AM

Thai Police To Continue Interrogating Malaysian Student

GOLOK, July 3 (Bernama) — Thai police will interrogate, for the second time, this Saturday a Malaysian student from Kelantan who was arrested here recently on suspicion of being involved with the Ronda Kumpulan Kecil (RKK) militant group in southern Thailand.

Golok district police chief, Police Colonel Prabphal Meemongkhol said the interrogation would be carried out with Kelantan police at the Pattani army camp where the student was being detained now.

“Initially, the student will be held for a month but if there is proof that he was involved, the detention will be extended,” he said here Thursday.

Prabphal believed that there were RKK members who fled to Malaysia and still there, and that cooperation with Kelantan police would continue to trace them.

He said last year, Thai police arrested two youths from Kota Baharu, Kelantan as they were suspected of being involved in militant activities in southern Thailand.

Bernama had reported that one of two Malaysians arrested in Sungai Golok, Narathiwat last Saturday was a final-year student of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia in Johor.

Prabphal said the 23-year-old was believed to be a member of RKK, said to have started in Acheh, Indonesia and quietly spread its wings to southern Thailand like in Narathiwat and Pattani.

In another development, Prabphal said Sungai Golok district police and Kelantan police were cooperating to solve car theft cases and to hand over the recovered cars to the respective countries.

He said some of the stolen cars, especially from Kelantan, were sold in Bangkok and some even taken to Cambodia to be sold.

“Vehicles from Thailand, especially motorcycles, were also not spared and sold in Malaysia. That’s why we need the cooperation of Kelantan police to trace and recover the stolen vehicles.”

Earlier, Prabphal handed over four Perodua Kancil and Kelisa cars stolen from Malaysia to Kelantan police at the Sungai Golok police station.

The cars were found four months ago in the Golok area but no arrests were made.

— BERNAMA

It is alarming that more varsity students and youths getting involved with militant activities, something which found trend in places like Southern Thailand and Indonesia. Their involvement with militant inclined religious teachers is thought to be a factor for this growing incline towards bearing arms, in the skewed and narrow interpretations of the Jihad.

This is an important case that is worthy of public attention. However, it is not highlighted by mainstream media, at moment to focused on explosive and high adrenaline news items such as the sodomy charge brought upon Saiful Bukhary Azlan against former Deputy Prime Minister and convict Anwar Ibrahim and all incredible allegations made against Deputy Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak involving in Mongolian national Altantuya Shaariibuu murder.


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Another nerve wrecking news making day?

Since two weeks ago, after Raja Petra’s incredible statutory declaration alleging Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor’s and two serving army officers were present when Mongolian model Altantuya Shaariibuu’s body was blown to pieces, the nation saw a very stormy season in the news, be it mainstream or alternative media.

Tomorrow, we should be expecting another roller coaster day. In the morning, Ipoh High Court will decide on the elections petition for the Kuala Kangsar parliamentary seat on the 8 March 2008 General Elections, where UMNO Wanita Chief Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Rafidah A Aziz was reported to have failed to sign two of the three nomination papers.

The Star reported this three days ago:

Tuesday July 1, 2008

Friday decision on polls petition against Rafidah

 

IPOH: The High Court here will decide on July 4 whether to hear an election petition challenging the results of the Kuala Kangsar parliamentary constituency.

Businessman Ahmad Jamaluddin Abd Majid has named Umno Wanita chief Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz as the first respondent in the petition after she failed to sign two of three sets of her nomination papers in the last general election.

Returning officer Mohd Ghazali Jalal and the Election Commission have been named as the second and third respondents in the petition by businessman Ahmad Jamaluddin Abd Majid. Rafidah had during the March 8 elections won the seat against Perak PAS deputy commissioner Dr Khairuddin Abd Malik.

Election judge Zakaria Sam, who is also presiding over a separate election petition, will similarly decide on the same day whether or not to hear an election petition seeking to declare the results of the Kubu Gajah state seat null and void.

PAS candidate Mohd Nazri Din, claiming corruption and illegal practice by the Barisan Nasional, had filed the petition. He had lost by 66 votes to Datuk Seri Raja Ahmad Zainuddin Raja Omar.

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At the moment, she has been granted leave from the Dewan Rakyat sittings. This promoted further suspicion that she would lose the case.

In the evening, the Director General of Military Intelligence Agency, Malaysian Armed Forces was said to have asked for a media conference. It is not known the purpose of the media conference.

When Altantuya was murdered near Bukit Cherakah, Shah Alam, her body was blown to pieces with C4 explosives. Public, especially online readers was quick to blame the Military was the source of the explosive and conveniently bought into conspiracy theory hatched by pro Anwar rumour mongerers that the Deputy Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak had a hand in it.

However, the Military was not the only agency which was supplied with the explosives. The Police too had some in their arsenal. So did the Fire and Rescue Services.

The question is now, how much more can the public handle adrenaline charged news, especially now that communications technology is efficient?

*Updated 12.30pm

It seems that Rafidah is still a Yang Berhormat Kuala Kangsar. Bernama.com has the report from Ipoh High Court:

4 July 04, 2008 12:04 PM  

 

 

High Court Rejects Election Petitions For Kuala Kangsar And Kubu Gajah Seats

IPOH, July 4 (Bernama) — The High Court here Friday rejected two petitions to annul the election results for the Kuala Kangsar parliamentary and Kubu Gajah state seats, both of which were won by Barisan Nasional candidates in the March general election.

The Kuala Kangsar seat was won by Wanita Umno chief Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz and the Kubu Gajah seat by Datuk Seri Raja Ahmad Zainuddin Raja Omar.

Justice Datuk Zakaria Sam rejected the Kuala Kangsar petition without costs and the Kubu Gajah petition with costs.

— MORE

*Updated 400pm

 

The Director General of Defence Military Intelligence Organisation ATM Lt. Jen. Dato’ Mohd. Salleh Hj. Ismail vehemently denied Raja Petra’s claim in his SD that the Miltary Intelligence submitted a report to the Prime Minister on the murder of Mongolian national Altantuya Shaariibuu.

“It is a fabrication of facts, intended to create confusion, which later lead to mob anger and chaos. We have a strong democratically elected government”, and further suggest that all the series of lies and malicious allegations are believed intended to strengthen the arguments of some people with ulterior motives and derail the confidence of the present government and leaders. Thus the process of nation building is affected.

He also denied any foreign government agencies involved in this country to threat anyone’s life, including politicians. He sarcastically quipped, “Funny, the day after Anwar said his life was threatened by a foreign security agency, he appeared infront of 10,000 people in public. That is not how someone whose life is under threat behave”.

He was asked also about the report on Malaysian students arrested in Sg. Golok over the weekend for alleged militant activities and explained that they are still waiting for a full report before taking any actions, which include to analyse the situation in the Thai border.

On the on going joint exercise between the Armed Forces and Police, Lt. Jen. Salleh said that this was a long planned exercise for public order and control, as they have new laws and procedures since the last time they organised one. He denied this has anything to do with the current ‘explosive’ issues.

He also denied any involvement of HM Seri Paduka Baginda Yang Dipertuan Agong issuing any instructions for Royal Armoured Corp amoured cars be deployed for the 10 November 2007 demonstration organised by Bersih, as claimed by Raja Petra on 16 November 2007 in Malaysia Today “What the eyes does not see”.

When asked about Raja Petra’s allegations in the SD issued over two weeks ago “The Police should investigate thoroughly and get the truth out of RPK”.

The full media statement:

 

ACCUSATION AND CONFUSION LEADS TO WEAKENING OF COUNTRY:

LT GEN DATO’ MOHD SALLEH BIN HJ ISMAIL

DIRECTOR OF MILITARY INTELLIGENCE (DMI)

4 July 2008


1. The week’s events are being seen in the light of political developments in the country and for many almost a repeat of 1998 that was a shocking breach in Malaysian political culture and something many never wish to revisit. Because of this, we are dealing with a similar set of issues: firstly, the disbelief and anger of the majority of Malaysians; secondly, executive interference with the judiciary, the police and Malaysia Armed Forces (MAF) specifically, the Military Intelligence; and thirdly, the personalities of the key players which are Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. Throughout the weekends, Malaysians were exposed to accusations by various parties which claim wrongdoing by others and this was compounded by various counter accusations to discredit and tarnish the reputation and image of opposing party.

 

2. This chain of events started with the allegations made by a well known blogger, Raja Petra Kamaruddin (PRK) through his statutory declaration on purported facts related to the murder of the Mongolian translator, Altantuya Shaariibuu in October 2006. Apart from naming the three individuals which he claimed that were present at the scene during the murder of the Mongolian translator in the document, he also accused the Prime Minister, Dato’ Seri Abdullah Badawi had received a military intelligence report about the murder. This later followed by the police report which made by Parti Keadilan Rakyat de facto leader, Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim (DSAI) assistant, which accused DSAI of sodomising him on 26 June 2008.

 

3. DSAI seek ‘safe haven’ at the Turkish Embassy when he was informed that his life is in danger and he claims received information from foreign military intelligence (neighbouring countries) and therefore he seek ‘help’ at the Turkish Embassy. DSAI ‘refuge’ at the Turkish Embassy has attracted much attention from the international community and this has complicated matters further. A day after he left the Turkish Embassy, DSAI made a police report alleging the tampering of evidence in the case where he was punched by the former Chief of Police. Yesterday, DSAI again made headlines when he presented a statutory declaration by a former Special Branch police officer in which he stated the DPM had relationship with Altantuya.

 

4. These developments point to a new trend in which Malaysian politics is embracing. It feeds on the rakyat’s sympathy by creating various stories/accusations which have not been confirmed. In addition, these developments have caused dilemmas in our society and can lead to a chaotic situation which can affect the nation’s security. This is not the Malaysian culture and the Malaysian way of life.

 

5. Malaysians are confused and tired of all these accusations and allegations which are based on fabrication of facts and can affect the strength of Malaysia’s national power. There are reports of foreign military intelligence’s involvement in plotting the downfall of the country’s leadership and this is not true. As the Director of Military Intelligence (DMI), I can assure all Malaysians that this allegation is not true. Based on our relationships and networkings, I am confident of the country’s security and now is an opportune time to invest in Malaysia. Furthermore, there is no military intelligence report on the murder case of Altantuya. This is strictly a matter for the police department and its enforcement agencies to look into.

 

6. As the DMI, I believe that facts which are confusing Malaysians will cause more anger and will lead to more street demonstrations. This will also lead to chaos in the country. Malaysians have to believe in the leadership and discard all their fears as the present government is strong and able to proceed with the democratic process. It is of paramount importance that all Malaysians know that our military intelligence is always monitoring the security of the nation as some parties, intentionally or unintentionally wants to see the country in tatters.

 

7. Irresponsible parties are using confusing facts for their own personal interests or agendas. These facts are hard to believe thus, the rakyat will lose confidence. Many incidents or reports involved the role of the military and military intelligence. Here, I have to stress that these reports which are made by unknown parties are immoral. These irresponsible groups take pleasure in seeing the Malaysian society in ruins and encourage the culture of accusations among each other. This will lead to the detriment of the country’s economy and stop the progress of the nation. In the end, all Malaysian will be at the loosing side.

 

8. As the DMI I feel I have to stress that the military intelligence report which was mentioned in RPK’s statutory statement is not true. Since I took over my position as DMI, it has not come to my attention that this report existed. As for DSAI’s statement that he alleged foreign military intelligence sources informed him about his safety is also not true.

*Updated 800pm

 

The Star has a report on the media conference.

 

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